Papa going to Pot!

Sometimes in life, we find ourselves on adventures we had not expected and my time with my father after a “terminal” diagnosis these past couple of weeks is no exception and by the way aren’t we all terminal?

My father who I haven’t even seen even a bit tipsy my entire life hollered down from upstairs last night “Who’s downstairs!” I confirmed it was me and the next words out of his mouth were ones I never thought I would hear him say “Would you bring me up my weed!” I laughed out loud at his saying it and knew what I would blog about today.

Dear old dad, a veteran of the Korean War who warned all his children long ago of the evils of drug use and how it was a gateway drug now, has embraced this safe and effective original medicine. Thankfully he wised up a few years ago to all the lies the government put out about cannabis and appreciates the medicinal and healing properties of it. He uses a Tootsie roll type of edible before bed to aid with sleep and ease leg pain through the night.

Grateful Colorado had enough sense to see the value of God’s Farmacy and allow people access to non-toxic solutions to aid with a myriad of ills. Unlike synthetic petroleum-based toxic solutions there has never been a single overdose or death attributed to the use of cannabis.

Tens of thousands of people die each month in America due to pharmaceuticals properly prescribed and taken. Merck was allowed to kill upwards of 60,000 people with Vioxx before they bothered to pull it. If you would like to read the truth about why cannabis was made illegal then investigate online and it is free: The Emperor Wears no Clothes, written by Jack Herer.

I have asked Dad if he would be willing to try a little puff puff pass, but to date, he says no, I will keep working on him. May you have a wonderful weekend, thanks for dropping in and feel free to share as you may. Be Well!

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Suppression is Not Healing

Regarding cancer, please know this: The two things a person can ingest that turns on cancer growth and will best guarantee its success are refined sugars and dairy.

This week immediately after my father’s oncologists performed his best and unsuccessful fear based sales efforts of chemotherapy of which he would have earned a commission, someone from food services showed up with a milkshake for papa to consume. They add a powder protein to the other so it must be healthy no not really.

There is a complete disconnect between the cancer industry I have experienced thus far and real nutrition or healing. Remission is mostly a temporal suppression of the evidence of cancer.

Empowering the body to gain once again homeostasis along with creating the environment for the body to detoxify is considered healed. In every bite or sip we take, we are either nourishing or poisoning ourselves. There is much more to cover soon.

In the particular oncology hallway I visited several times this week, they advertise healing, but that is not the truth.

Investigate further, have an amazing weekend and go love on those you love. Feel free to share and Be Well!

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Scientists Bribed to Tell One Sweet Lie

I learned in the 80’s that one needed to avoid fats and cholesterol to avoid heart disease, cancer and the like. It turns out we have been lied to for fifty years because the sugar industry doesn’t want you to know that it is sugar and not fat that leads the charge in supporting disease.

In 1967 the bogus study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine falsely linking fat to heart disease. Even after the truth of data manipulation came out this week in JAMA they deny any wrongdoing, but of course.

Not surprising after watching Dr. Lustig speaks to these deadly facts in his recorded presentation titled Sugar the bitter truth found on YouTube. Dr. Lodi also speaks to the fact that cancer cells take 19 times more energy than regular cells to operate, and their desired fuels source is sugar.

What Is even crazier is that by them touting fat and not sugar as the culprit a whole new low-fat craze took place and guess what they replaced the fat with, sugar. This increase in the use of sugar by one-third, was known beforehand, and part of the reason for the lie.

Without skipping a beat the new Sugar Association that replaced the old Sugar Research Foundation responded with the “that was before our time” response this week.

They have held the same lies for years about sugar in sodas not aiding in the obesity epidemic. Sugar is what I refer to as America’s true gateway drug. Eight times more addictive than cocaine people will be slow to investigate it no matter how detrimental it is.

Food manufacturers like cigarette manufacturers are prone to manipulate data and outright lie to protect and grow their market share. One day perhaps everyone will know the truth and act accordingly. OK probably not, but just the same, people have the right to know the truths about anything edible they purchase.

More information can be had in Nutritional Truths and by investigating it for yourself online. Have an amazing weekend, share as you may and Be Well!
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Straying from meaty meals

This once very full-time carnivore has been fading meat out of my diet for years and for various reasons. Wanted to share my experience without the intention of telling anyone what they should do. However, I do hope you find something in it that serves you well, welcome.

For most of my life, I had consumed every manner of cow, pig, chicken, turkey or deer at every meal for over 40 years. I grew up in a culture like many of us where meat was the center of the meal all else were sides. “We are the top of the food chain, and besides we get all our protein from meat.” was the mantra.

My initial decline started twenty years ago when I dropped frog legs and Cornish hens forever from my plate since they still looked too much like what they were. With meat mostly coming in the form of clean packages I was able to avoid giving thought to its origins.

Fast forward to a few years ago and I had graduated to Meatless Mondays that started out as a single meatless meal once a week, and eventually, it became an all day thing. Add to this reading the China Study and watching Forks over knives and other like-minded documentaries and my thought process around meat and all food began to shift.

Two years ago after I reviewed Earthlings by Mr. Phoenix, I realized the conditions the critters live and die in were often very unpleasant, and it rattled my growing sensitivities. But I continued to consume chicken, turkey, pig, and cow only now every time I consumed them, I thought of them. I could not shake the growing awareness of these animals lives.

A year ago we got our first puppy, and my heart just expanded with feelings of love and appreciation for a dog. I begin to notice after a couple of months that Paisley’s rear legs are angled just like pigs, and I never notice that before on dogs

Seven months ago a trip to the zoo brought me to the point where I realized I could no longer eat cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, lambs, deer or goats. I have felt great about it, and those earlier conflicts are now gone.

Learning to compartmentalize animals seems a cultural thing. These animals over here on the right we love and care for, and we have laws to protect them from abuse or any harm whatsoever, but these on the other side, we shall eat them.

I have friends who have been vegetarian for decades, and I used to make fun of them, sorry about that. I no longer limit my beliefs around animals and food etc. and trusting the process seems to be where I now reside.

Again, eat as you wish and there is much more to cover over the coming weeks around plant-based, Pescatarian, vegetarian and vegan diets. Glad you dropped in, enjoy your weekend, share as you care to and Be Well!

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Doggone Dreams!

I awoke from my dream earlier this week and thought “What the *#%$?” In it, I had just learned that the large golden-colored dog I had sent for processing was ready to be picked up. Yes, processing, as in meat processor. I had sent a sweet dog to slaughter, WTH? Why in the world would I dream of such a horrible thing? I felt sick to my stomach as the thought of doing such a thing began to sink in.

While eleven other countries eat dogs the same as we eat pigs and chickens at some point, America decided that they were pets and not food. We got that part right.
I have had a dog for the first time in my life now for just about a year, and she is the main reason for my shifting perception around consuming animals and the main reason I no longer can eat cows, chickens, lambs or pigs.

As humans, we do not require animal flesh to survive, and no we are not carnivores it is a survival thing and now for generations, it has become a cultural thing. We are raised believing we need to consume animal flesh and dairy, to survive, and both are lies perpetuated by profits.

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I will be expounding upon this further over the coming weeks and look forward to sharing more insights into our nutritional requirements and how we have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to eating meat. Funny I just used the industry standard term for what should be called flesh or muscle.

While my dog’s hind legs reminded me so much of a pig’s rear legs, I am grateful that is so as that is what finally brought me to this point. Once I stopped eating cows, pigs, lambs and chickens my relationship with them changed, and I no longer have an internal conflict around it. Plus the health benefits from removing animal flesh from the diet are undeniable and besides heart attacks and cancer can be killers, so a double win there.

There was a time not too long ago when I couldn’t imagine eating a meal without meat so if you’re a meat ten times a day person I understand. If you’re a dairy all day girl and love it I understand. My sharing this information is only to share my experience since it is all so new to me.

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Share as you care to and Be Well!

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To Be or Not to Be…Organic?

There was a time in the not too distant past that I would drive by Whole Foods and wonder why folks would shop there. Their prices were very high, and they didn’t even carry Doritos or Diet Coke. Sure they carried mock items that were GMO-free and organic, but they didn’t taste as good as the regular store-bought items. No, I don’t do aspartame nor Frito-Lay anymore.

Over time I realized that I had been blind to the truth about food & beverages, how it is our behaviors and not genetics that often kill us, and how the body was designed to heal itself from disease without the use of petrochemical synthetics. I also had never thought about being sure to ingest my recommended daily requirement of Glyphosate (Roundup) or other toxic chemicals sprayed on conventional fruits and veggies.

No these poisons you cannot wash off as many are systemic and are within the fruit or vegetable. Granted some are more toxic than others and below is the dirty dozen and the clean fifteen. While our bodies were made to push out and expel toxins if they remain overwhelmed for years and years by constant consumption of toxins etc. disease is almost a guarantee. Not a matter of if but rather a matter of when.

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As it turns out, organic produce not only has more minerals and vitamins they contain substantially more antioxidants, up to 69% more, that work to reduce and eliminate free radicals that cause aging and they also contain fewer pesticide residues. The known carcinogen cadmium is lower in organic produce by 48% on average than in conventional produce. We are encouraged to eat organic fruits and veggies because they do contain large amounts of antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals to support wellness.

I had recently learned of a juice business in a city we are about to visit, and they offer fresh squeezed juices and even several days detox of juices. I contacted them to see if they only use organic and they don’t. I could not for the life of me register how they could offer a cleanse with conventional produce, crazy. Maybe they label their juices “Also includes unknown pesticides, insecticides, fungicides and toxins your body doesn’t require.”

One day they should drop the organic label and just have to label the toxic conventional produce and products. Your life and that of those you care for matters just remember that next time you are grocery shopping or at the farmers market. No spray produce from local farms to me is right there with certified organic produce.
Do your research and learn why the investment in organic is worth it to support your good health. Have a wonderful weekend, share as you wish and Be Well!

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Freedom Through Forgiveness

Maybe they spoke cruelly to you or caused any level of physical or emotional pain. Perhaps you were on the receiving end of abuse of any and every kind. Maybe the pain comes from one or many omissions of affection, love, security, acknowledgement, kindness, or maybe their failure to forgive you.

Making it to the point you have in your life experiences of all kinds have you had, and some of them stick with us for a lifetime both the “good” and the “bad”. Other than perhaps while drinking, drugging, sexing, shopping, eating, working, etc. the memories remain and sometimes so do the feelings.

We are allowed to forgive those who have wronged us no matter the level of their interaction with us. The action of forgiveness in no way excuses the behaviours of the person/s but rather frees you from being tethered to them in an unhealthy fashion mentally and emotionally.

If you are holding onto a resentment or many of them against people or institutions consider how freeing it will finally be to release them with love or at least no more hate, anger, or resentment. Have as many resentments as you wish, but they will never serve you.

Anytime you have forgiven, and that same resentment pops back into your mind, this is normal, give them to God or the universe in words or thoughts and remind yourself that you have already released them for good. You are welcome to remain victimized, and that is your right. However, it will never serve you as well as being empowered and moving forward untethered to the pains of old.

May love be in abundance in your life, may you forgive yourself as well in allowing yourself to move forward from this day. Sometimes charity starts at home and who are we not to forgive ourselves. Enjoy your weekend and Be Well!

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Avoid poisoning your dog.

If you are a dog owner, then you understand the unlimited love that dwells inside each and every dog. This week we celebrate the first birthday of our critter Paisley, and we could not be happier. When we invite a dog into our lives, we are quietly entering a commitment to care for and love our friend to the best of our ability for all of their days, as it should be.

Be sure not to repay their love by ensuring their demise via cancer. Like with humans, most everything we place on our skin ends up inside us traveling through the bloodstream. So if you spray your lawn with pesticides or herbicides or especially if you have a professional service do it then you are very likely poisoning your dog. Do right by your pooch and stop dosing them with toxins, if you have been. The same also applies to outdoor kitties.

If you live in an apartment or condo then find out what toxins are applied to the grass they walk upon at your complex and/or the park because your dog is taking it in transdermally through the pads of their feet, inhalation, and from licking anything that has been sprayed or licking it off of themselves.

Study after study has shown increased cancer rates as much as 70 percent of dogs exposed to those pesticides and herbicides. And it can also come from neighboring lawns or parks up to 50 feet away. If your best friend is over fifty pounds, they are at the highest risk of all.

What you feed your four-legged friends should be species specific and without grains or fillers. The basis of good health for them as for us is within proper nutrition, water and avoiding exposure to toxins.

To better care for your canine friend don’t use pesticides or herbicides on your lawn and make sure your neighbor is not using toxic chemicals that may easily be a risk to your pets. Consider removing the threat altogether by keeping them from grass that may contain such toxins. Bathe your pup or give them a good foot soak if they get exposed to treated grass.

There are several options for lawn care that won’t harm your pet just look for organic solutions and further push synthetics out of you and your pets world for a healthier longer life. Investigate further online and share this blog with everyone who loves their pooch.

Have a wonderful weekend now go play with your canine and Be Well!

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Lifetime Friendships

I wanted to share with you a friend of mine that was one of those people who always made you feel welcomed. I was fortunate enough to speak at his memorial service along with a few of his friends from Tuskegee and have liberated a good deal of it here today and on we go.

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Clarence Laudrec Shivers was born in 1923 and grew up in the city of St. Louis. As a child Clarence shoveled coal from the back of his dad’s coal delivery truck and was orphaned at 16. Although he had no real intention of joining the military one day he decided to take the entrance exam and passed with very high numbers and was offered a position within the Tuskegee Experiment, so he focused, excelled and graduated at the top of his class in 1944 of the 332nd Fighter Group.

He then went on to instruct other pilots both black and white in the Pacific. After twenty years he retired from the Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel and began to focus on his life-long passion, art. After receiving his degree from Bradley University and landing in Spain with his wife Peggy he began to create paintings that would become treasures for them that own them. They left Spain and moved to Colorado Springs. It was in less than a year later that I first met Clarence. I was thirteen, and we had moved right next door to the man who would become my friend, teacher, excellent role-model, and second father.

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He used to tell me stories of what it was like to be black and working to defend his country in the 1940’s and yet he was treated worse than the prisoners on the base. He had to walk on base behind yellow lines and could not step into many of the white only buildings on base and in town. He encountered racism and bigotry almost every day but knew it was simply ignorance and did his best not to focus on it. He never seemed bitter to me but more disappointed that people at the time were so backward. He was proud of his race and had a love for others in it to do well in life. He believed that we were each responsible for our destiny and since he was able to make himself into a man to aspire to, that all others could do it if they chose to put in the work, effort, and persistence to make it happen.

Did I mention that he could sing and whistle as good as any professional? Often I would hear him next door working out in the garage or yard and whistling some beautiful melody. His wife Peggy is an opera singer and singing Christmas songs at their piano with them was a highlight for me. The last time I sang with Clarence was in a cemetery out in East Texas for a family gathering one very hot summer day in 2005. I would start in on an old Nat King Cole tune, and he would simply join in. We laughed a great deal that weekend and I longed for times when we were younger and had more time together.

Clarence had great woodworking tools and taught me how to use many of them. When he was commissioned by the Miller Brewing company to create calendars for black history month, I helped him cut the boards and paint the base coats on the originals. When in the late 80’s he was commissioned to sculpt the Tuskegee Airman memorial that now stands at the US Air Force Academy he invited me to work with the clay on the original so that my fingers work would be on it also.

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He would always laugh and tell stories of how I would follow him around like a puppy dog always wanting to talk or do things with him. He would also brag about the fact that the wooden deck we built onto the front of his house was still standing after some 20 years. He sold me one of the best cars I ever owned; it was a brown 1974 Datsun 260Z. He helped me create one of the first base boxes ever built, for the back of the Z. He taught me how to tip the right people to make things happen quicker. He also talked to me about life and girls. I recall one day in particular when I had used an unkind word to describe a girl. He pointed out to me that the term I used was not accurate and gave me a new perspective on how I viewed girls from that day forward.

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As a young adult I moved away from Clarence and Peggy finding my way back to Texas and also to New York but remained in contact and spent time with them several times over the years and I watched as my buddy Clarence begin to lose his short-term memory and his essence began to fade. I would get a kick out of telling him on a phone call the next time I was going to be in for a visit several times, as he would forget he asked. It told me he was looking forward to seeing me, and he was always smiles and laughs when we were together.

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Christmas shopping with Clarence for Peggy as he got older was always an adventure, and I was always was so very proud and grateful to be his friend. Most recently we would go to lunch or dinner and he always really enjoyed how the food tasted. The last time I saw him, he handed me a Commandant of Cadets’ medallion from the USAF Academy, and he would not let me give it back to him. I have that here with me, a physical connection to him. He and Peggy were role models for me growing up. They simply loved me for who I was and were always on my side. Going through life and its many changes I always found acceptance, kindness and understanding with them over the years.

Clarence found it hard to believe I had grown taller than he.

Clarence found it hard to believe I had grown taller than he.

Back in 1993, they started the Shivers African-American Historical and Cultural Collection at the Pikes Peak Library District that lives on and has grown ever since. His handsome face is part of the Black Americans in Flight mural that is at the St. Louis Airport. His paintings and sculptures are collected by art collectors & museums across the globe. One of his works was featured in the feature film “A piece of the action” with Sidney Poitier. His last few paintings were of a spiritual nature are featured here and are some of his finest works.

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He & Peggy were also involved in bringing Jazz legends to the Rockies as well as supporting local youths. For him to pass during black history month is fitting as he is an incredible part of their history and will be forever present in the future. Aside from his wife and children I think Clarence was most fond of his statue of the Tuskegee Airman that stands at the US Air Force Academy. He will always live in our memories and his works of art, and I will miss him for all of my days.

Enjoy your weekend, share this all you like and Be Well!

How Dr. Schweitzer cured his type II diabetes in 1950.

Dr. Albert Schweitzer was born in Germany in 1875 the son and grandson of Lutheran ministers. He was known for many things including being an acclaimed organist, an international authority on Bach, an author, a church pastor, the principal of a seminary, a university professor with two doctoral degrees and philanthropist.

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Realizing the rising and unanswered needs for medical support in Africa, he spent seven years educating himself and graduating in 1913 from Strasbourg University as an MD. His goal was to open a hospital in the wilds of Africa, and he did just that in a town at the time named Lambarene, now known as Gabon, nestled along the Ogooue River not far from the equator.

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He brought his wife Helen to assist him and though they spent a few months in an internment camp during the second world war: it didn’t slow them down one bit. Once released they got back to it with him heading the facilities and with a growing demand he opened a leprosarium.

Dr. Schweitzer had a legendary sense of humor. As his look resembled his friend Albert Einstein, once on a train he was asked by a couple of schoolgirls, “Dr. Einstein, may we have your autograph?” Not wanting to disappoint them he did sign their autograph book: “Albert Einstein, by his friend Albert Schweitzer.”

In 1950 he met Dr. Max Gerson, who used his Gerson protocol to heal Schweitzer’s type two diabetes and Albert became a vegetarian. Dr. Gerson’ s protocol also cleared up Schweitzer’s daughter’s chronic skin condition and saved the life of Albert’s wife, who suffered from tuberculosis, which had not responded to conventional treatment. Another confirmation that the Gerson protocol worked!

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Dr. Schweitzer said of Dr. Max Gerson “I see in Dr. Max Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine.” Dr. Schweitzer won the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize, and he died in 1965 at the age of 90 at his hospital in Africa. At the time of his death, he had served tens of thousands of people and had grown the complex into seventy buildings with over five hundred and fifty beds. Through his generosity, he set up trusts that keep facilities open to this day.

You can learn more about Dr. Schweitzer and his accomplishments as well and Dr. Max Gerson and all he has done to bring about healing online. Consider viewing Dying to have known, which is a documentary about the Gerson protocol while one titled Simply Raw, is all about ending diabetes and can be found online also. Enjoy your weekend, like and share, stay cool, and Be Well!

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