healing“Everyone who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe – a spirit vastly superior to that of man.” ~ Albert Einstein

Every cell in your body is packed with intelligence.

At the center of each cell is a nucleus. The nucleus contains your body’s chromosomes. Your chromosomes contain your DNA. Your DNA contains all of your genes – the specific set of instructions for making you; for keeping you going; and for living in community with all of the other cells in your body.

The complexity of a single human cell is staggering. The evidence of the mark of intelligence within a cell is undeniable. The most important question you can ask yourself is: “How did it get there?” …[continue reading]

Can you hear me?

Can you hear me?

I am in absolute awe of a single human cell.

I am in wonder of the body’s ability to heal itself.

I am amazed at how our cells communicate with each other at a level that staggers the imagination.

All the cells in your body are in elaborate communication with each other. In the immune system there is one particular immune cell (the macrophage) that can detect the presence of a single cancer cell anywhere in the body. When it detects a cancer cell, it will signal other immune cells and together they will track down and destroy all cancer cells as they find them.

How can it do that? …[continue reading]

Will the Elephant always go where the Rider wants?

Will the Elephant always go where the Rider wants?

Here we go again. It is time to make your New Year’s resolutions.

Most New Year’s resolutions have to do with health: lose weight, eat healthier foods, exercise, stop drinking sugary or caffeinated drinks, etc. Meaningful New Year’s resolutions involve making lifestyle changes.

To make a lifestyle change, you need to replace a bad habit with a good habit.

To be successful, pick one significant lifestyle change that you want to accomplish and follow these six steps to success.

Step 1.

Understand that a lifestyle change is a commitment with yourself to change your life for the rest of your life. …[continue reading]

"I am the light of the world " John 9:5

“I am the light of the world ” John 9:5

The feelings at this time of year that leave many of us with a sense of sadness, emptiness, loneliness, and even depression are referred to as the “winter blues” – but they are also called the “holiday blues.”

These winter/holiday blues suppress the immune system. As you will see, to cure the winter/holiday blues and restore the health of your immune system, it is important to realize they are actually two different phenomena.

Winter Blues – Caused by Lack of Physical Light

Technically, and physiologically, the saddest day of the year is December 21, winter solstice, the day with the least amount of daylight hours. It is a scientific fact that when sunlight shines in your eyes, it transmits a signal in the brain to make serotonin, a hormone that affects your mood. Serotonin is known as the “feel-good” hormone. Less sunlight in each day results in lower levels of serotonin in the brain, this correlates with feelings of sadness, isolation, and irritability – a blue mood. Sunlight is also needed for the production of Vitamin D, which is produced by the action of sunlight on the skin.

Holiday Blues – Caused by a Lack of Spiritual Light

Many people claim that mid January is actually the saddest time of the year. This is the result of the holiday blues – an emotional letdown that follows the holidays. Margaret Stump, a licensed family and marriage counselor with the Mayo Clinic health system, says that holiday blues are a result of people’s exceedingly high expectations of what Christmas should be. “With such high expectations,” Stump says, “it is easy to feel we are not meeting them, and this involves a great cost to one’s emotional well-being.” People seek the perfect Christmas of childhood dreams. …[continue reading]

A Bleak Winter Day

A Bleak Winter Day

This is not humbug. It is true. Winter season is the saddest season of the year. It is also the darkest season of the year. It is a time of the year when the number of daylight hours in the light–day cycle of each day has decreased the most. Winter is a time when the serotonin level in the brain is lowered.

Serotonin is a hormone that is most commonly known to affect mood. It is a neurotransmitter – a chemical substance that transmits impulses that cross the spaces between nerve cells (synapses). Serotonin is known as the “feel good” hormone. But, low levels of serotonin in the brain cause sadness and depression.

When sunlight shines on our eyes, it transmits a signal from the eye to the brain to make more serotonin. In winter months, with less sunlight and dark overcast days, our brain is making less serotonin. Lower levels of serotonin cause us to have feelings of sadness, irritability, depression, and headaches.

According to research, lower levels of serotonin are correlated with higher levels of irritability, impulsiveness, and aggression. Scientists know that increasing serotonin levels in the brain helps relieve symptoms of depression.

Promises to Keep

December 21 is the winter solstice – the shortest, hence the darkest, day of the year. Robert Frost wrote about this day in his poem, “Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening.” …[continue reading]

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Good health is dependent upon the amount of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.

The health of the immune system is dependent upon the health of the digestive track; and the health of the digestive track is dependent upon the balance of its microflora or flora. The flora is the mixture of microorganisms that live in your intestine – bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeasts, etc.

The good and bad bacteria are in a constant battle for living space within the digestive track.To have a healthy immune system there needs to be a ratio of 85% good bacteria over harmful bacteria.

Few people are aware that the health of your immune system depends upon the health of your digestive track. There is a whole lot more going on in the digestive track than just digesting food and disposing of waste. For most people it is a novel concept to think of the gut as an integral part of the immune system. …[continue reading]

Roundup being sprayed on corn crops.

Roundup being sprayed on corn crops.

Your immune system is the first line of defense against cancer and it is also the final arbiter in your fight against cancer.

A healthy immune system will hunt down and destroy cancer cells.

The health of your immune system is dependent upon the health of your digestive system.

It is important to review why crops that are genetically engineered as pesticide producers are implicated as a factor in the explosion of intestinal and immune disorders in the United States.

These genetically engineered crops attack the health of the digestive tract, and the health of your immune system. They damage your intestinal lining and contribute to the overgrowth of harmful and deadly bacteria in the intestinal tract. …[continue reading]