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April Holistic Happenings - A Fib, EO Biting Insect Repellent and More
April 04, 2015

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Table of Contents

1- A Note from Val
2- Help for Atrial Fibrulation
3- Eggs and Greens-A Winning Combo
4- EO Recipe for Biting Insects
5- Updated 5 Mindset Mistakes Report

A Note from Val

Happy April!

Over the last few days, many people around the world have been observing holy week. It is a time of spiritual reflection culminating in celebration. Easter has always been my favorite holy day. To me, it is a symbol of awakening, a time of new beginnings, healing and restoration. It reminds me that no matter how dark some days may be, we can have a new beginning and brighter days to come.

If you enjoy Marianne Williamson and her Course in Miracles teachings, you may enjoy her message, The Metaphysics of Easter. No opt-in needed.

Having this previous week off from school was a real blessing. It was perfect timing because there were some amazing programs going on - Healing with the Masters Epigenetics Week and the Truth about Cancer series. I have been spending many hours listening to them, taking notes, and learning lots. All things I love to do! And then, of course, there were books to read...I'll be writing up some of this very important information to share with you in May's issue.

Until then, here are some other interesting tidbits you may find of interest.

Help for Atrial Fibrulation

Atrial Fibrillation, or heart rhythm disturbances, is becoming more common. It affects millions of people in the U.S. alone. Because it increases your risk of stroke and death, doctors are quick to treat it with drugs or an ablation procedure. What they don't address is the nutritional side of the problem.

According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, atrial fibrillation is primarily an electrolyte mineral imbalance in the heart. Magnesium deficiency (common to 80% of the population) causes the heart muscle to spasm. Drugs used to regulate heart rhythms make magnesium and mineral deficiencies worse.

If you as showing signs of A Fib, Dr. Dean recommends that you ask your doctor for a Magnesium RBC blood test to check for magnesium deficiency. It must be this specific test.

She also says that it's important to drink enough water (with real salt added) to stay hydrated. Take good quality absorbable magnesium and mineral supplements to help your heart beat regularly.


Eggs and Greens-A Winning Combo

Eating cooked eggs with vegetables is a winning combination.

According to researchers at Purdue University, eggs appear to aid the release of more vegetable carotenoids, which are anti-cancer, good for you antioxidants.

Study participants ate one to three scrambled eggs with raw vegetables. Participants eating three eggs absorbed the most carotenoids, nearly four times the amount than those who didn't eat any eggs.

Source: Science Daily, March 29, 2015)

If you prefer not to eat eggs, a splash of healthy oil will aid absorption. Please only purchase eggs from humanely treated cage free chickens fed a vegetarian diet. Thanks:)

Biting Insect Repellent for People and Pets

If you are in the northern hemisphere as I am, then the warming temperatures of spring also mean the emergence of fleas, ticks, and other hungry insects from their winter slumber.

Although herbs may not be enough to fully protect your pets from biting insect diseases, they can help. According to herbalists who have experimented with live ticks, rose geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), palmarosa (Cymbagopogon martini motia), and opopanax myrrh (Commiphora erythaea) are the only herbs or essential oils that repel ticks.

This essential oil recipe from The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care and Natural Remedies for Dogs and Cats, by CJ Puotinen will help protect you and your furry friends.

Blend 20 drops total of rose geranium, palmarosa, and/or opopanax myrrh essential oil with three drops citronella essential oil (to repel mosquitoes) and enough vodka, neem tincture, or bay rum aftershave to dissolve the essential oils. Start with two tablespoons alcohol or tincture and add more as needed to make the oils dissolve completely. Do not use isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol. When there is no longer a thin film of oil on the surface, add one cup water, herbal tea, or aloe vera juice or gel to the mixture. Put your repellent in a spray bottle. Dark glass is best but a good quality plastic will do.

Apply the repellent frequently, avoiding the eyes. Be sure to spritz your dog or cat's legs before they go outside. Don't apply too heavily or rub into their skin. Essential oils are very concentrated and animals can be sensitive to them.

(Source: Whole Dog Journal Tips, August 15, 20113)

Updated 5 Mindset Mistakes

One of my projects this week was to update the free report available to you in the members area. It has a new look and has been renamed, 5 Mindset Mistakes that Hurt Your Health. The main difference inside is that there are live links to to to related pages that expand on the material in the guide.

Feel free to download your copy in the Members Area (password: members).

On Facebook? Like Holistic MindBody Healing with Val Silver for wellness tips and more.

Until next time,
Wishing you happiness and healing of mind, body and spirit.

Val Silver

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