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Natural healing is a better option
August 08, 2011

It is hot in Southern California, now. Perfect time to slather on some sun-screen and head to the beach, right?

Well, not me.

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for some knock out juice with some miniature umbrella in it, but I have a lot to do, like write this newsletter for instance.

Besides, reading the ingredients of those sun-screens scares me. I will not smear them on my furniture.

I'll rather let the sun shine on me so I can get me some vitamin D. You know the vitamin that helps in the absorption of calcium. Vitamin D is also essential for vascular health and bone health.

And speaking about the sun-- how come people in the tropics do not have higher incidences of skin cancer than those in colder climate?

How come these same people-who consume tropical oils that we've been told are unhealthy-do not have higher incidences of cardiovascular diseases? Just thinking aloud.

Nature's oils are actually healing. Take a look at some of

nature's healing oils

Want to know a good veggie source of calcium? Collard green. Yep! The lowly, collard green. But this vegetable packs a mean nutritional punch.

Collard green contains vitamin A, vitamin C, Folate, Manganese, vitamin K; in fact, a cup of collard green supplies 8 times the recommended daily average [RDA], of vitamin K. Vitamin K is important for blood clot, and has a protective effect on the heart.

So, the next time you pass by some collard greens at the vegetable section of your grocery store, don't turn your nose up, grab a few bunches. Your body will thank you for it.

If you are familiar with this newsletter and/or my website, you know I have some themes that I always stress.

I know I might sound like a broken record, but these themes are the keys to good health, and are worth repeating over and over:

1. Most diseases are lifestyle diseases, and therein also lie the solutions to those problems too.
2. Barring accidents or genetic diseases, Good health is a choice. What we give our body is what our body will give us. Junk in, junk out.
3. Whatever is going to kill me is NOT going to get any help from me. Some of us give so much help to what is going to kill us-with our lifestyles-that what's going to kill us, doesn't have to work too hard.

You know, even though we've been cutting open humans since the time of the ancient Egyptians over 4000 years ago, we still don't know too much about the human body.

We are discovering new things everyday. Which is why there is nothing like an indisputable fact, especially, when it comes to health, and the human body.

Bodies of knowledge are constantly being revised and added to. That's why we should question the experts-get a second opinion, a third one-and if we are not satisfied with the answer-a fourth one!

Would you believe about 80% of plant and animal species are in the sea? We know more about outer space than we know of the oceans on earth! And the little we know of it, is extremely beneficial.

Sea plants are some of the greatest promoters of health known-algae, kelp, sea weeds etc.

If we devote as much attention and resources, to finding health solutions from the sea, as we do to wars, I bet we'll be healthier, and we will have more natural healing options.

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