How Does Your Garden Grow?

Water is one of the most important nutrients for the human body.  The average adult loses more than 80 ounces of water every day.  Adults are about 70 percent water, babies are approximately 80 to 90 percent water and many elderly people are only 50 to 60 percent.  Unfortunately the average person in the U.S. drinks less than a quart of water a day.  Water is a building material, a solvent, a carrier, a temperature regulator, a lubricant and shock absorber. Water is also a transport fluid for nutrients into the cells and toxins out of the cells; water itself is a nutrient.  It regulates the flow of blood and lymph, brain health, organ function, absorption and transfer of nutrients, waste removal, nerve conduction, hormone balance, regulation of body temperature, lubrication for joints and more.

In a healthy cell the nutrients easily get into the cell and toxins efficiently get out.  Common sense tells us that if we have healthy cells, we will have a healthy body.  Water plays an important metabolic role in all functions in the body, including removal of toxic waste. When water is deficient, toxic waste builds up preventing nutrients from getting into the cells.  This deprives the cells of oxygen and can cause cell mutation, a primary cause of cancer. So when water is lacking in your body, one of the first functions that is affected is detoxification.

Think of the environment inside your body as a fish bowl and your cells are like the fish. If the wastes in the water are not removed, it builds up and the fish will eventually choke the fish (our cells) to death.

When you are dehydrated your body stores toxins in various places in the body, such as in fatty tissue, in blood vessels or in the joints away from the major organs.  The long-term health consequences are significant because those stored toxins can be released later creating disease, dysfunction and early aging.

Signs of Dehydration

Dry, sticky mouth
Sleepiness, fatigue
Decreased urine
Muscle weakness

Drinking enough pure water has been shown to help the body heal itself from many sicknesses, including:

  • General pain and inflammation in muscles and joints
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Weight loss
  • Water retention
  • Skin problems, including acne, eczema and psoriasis
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Spinal problems
  • Ear and eye problems
  • Kidney or liver problems
  • Hormonal problems
  • Diabetes
  • Gall and kidney stones
  • Circulation issues
  • Cancers
  • Heart disease and strokes
  • Mental disorders, depression, fatigue and addictions
  • Impaired memory and brain function
  • Autoimmune disorders, such as Lupus and fibromyalgia

Water alone will cure every disease but proper hydration is often the missing link and should be an essential part of every health program. Besides drinking plenty of water a good diet can go a long way to giving you a joyful healthy life.  A bi-annual rejuvenation diet can also benefit your overall health.

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Why Have a Nutritional Evaluation?

In many chronic diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, atherosclerotic heart disease, cerebral vascular disease, metabolic bone disease and alcoholism, deteriorated nutritional status may contribute to the etiology of the disease process and may prevent effective recovery unless it is corrected in the course of a therapeutic regimen.

In still other conditions such as malignancies, arthritis and chronic gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition my result as a consequence of the underlying pathology and must be diagnosed and treated as part of the total care of the patient.

Protein-calorie malnutrition produces progressive weight loss, weakness and apathy.

The metabolic effects of protein-calorie malnutrition can become superimposed on any underlying disease process, preventing recovery from infection, surgery and injury, even in a previously healthy person.

The result of protein-calorie malnutrition may be the impairment of wound healing, exacerbation of decubitus ulcers at pressure points, increased wound disruption and increased fistula formation following bowel surgery.

Fluid and electrolyte imbalances become more difficult to correct as a result of imbalances in protein distribution.

Endocrine imbalances may result as a consequence of the impairment of synthesis of polypeptide hormones when protein deficiency is present.

A long-standing protein deficiency can lead to impairment of immune mechanisms. This impairment of immune mechanisms results in increased wound infections, increased incidence of pneumonia and of urinary tract infections and cancer.

The social consequences of malnutrition are equally important in these days of increasing concern with the cost of medical delivery systems.

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Crack for Cows: rBGH

“The FDA has determined that NO significant difference has been shown between milk derived from rBST, or rBGH — supplemented and non-supplemented cows. Obviously, the statement was meant to discourage consumers from purchasing organic bovine products not supplemented with these chemicals. The milk produced with growth-hormones is less expensive, so why wouldn’t you purchase it?

  • Milk produced by cows injected with growth-hormones experience an increase in an insulin-like hormone in their milk, which can cause serious health consequences to consumers, especially infants, children and the frail.
  • These artificial growth hormones are frequently referred to as “crack for cows”…oh great, now we have our cows being systemically addicted! It “revs” their system and forces them to produce more milk — at the expense of their health and ours. Even the FDA admits cows injected with rBGH suffer from increased; udder infections (mastitis), severe reproductive problems, digestive disorders, foot and leg ailments, and persistent sores and lacerations…gee…sounds like the same ailments us humans are getting!
  • rBGH is banned in Europe and Canada and is boycotted by 95 percent of U.S. dairy farmers. What do our northern neighbors know what we aren’t being told in the U.S.?
  • Due to industry pressure and great lobby efforts, genetically engineered foods are NOT required to carry identifying labels, at least in most states.
  • rBGH makes cows sick. Monsanto has been forced to admit to about 20 veterinary health risks on its Posilac® label, including mastitis and udder inflammation.
  • rBGH milk is contaminated by pus from mastitis induced by rBGH, and antibiotics used to treat the mastitis.
  • rBGH milk is contaminated by the GE hormone which can be absorbed through the gut and can induce immunological effects.
  • rBGH milk is chemically and nutritionally very different from natural milk.
  • rBGH factory farms pose a major threat to the viability of small dairy farms.

According to renowned physician, Dr. Samuel Epstein, “The lipolytic effect of hormonal treatment is likely to mobilize carcinogens from body fat and increase their milk levels—a matter of particular concern to young infants. For these reasons, levels of fat soluble carcinogens in hormonal milk should be determined.”

Dr. Epstein is a physician and advocate for chemical-free food and products. He is professor emeritus of environmental medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and Chairman of the International Cancer Prevention Coalition.

The following are direct quotes from Epstein’s research and work.

Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone (rBGH) is a genetically engineered, potent variant of the natural growth hormone produced by cows. Manufactured by Monsanto, it is sold to diary farmers under the trade name Posilac. Injection of this hormone forces cows to increase their milk production by about 10 percent and makes them very sick.

The facts show that consumers and their children, especially those in the Public School Lunch Programs, are at increased risk of cancer. Ignoring this, Monsanto and the FDA nevertheless insist that rBGH milk is safe and indistinguishable from natural organic milk. This is blatantly false.

rBGH Milk is:

  • Unnatural, contaminated by pus and antibiotics;
  • Super-charged with excess levels of a growth stimulant readily absorbed from milk;
  • Dangerous because high levels of the growth stimulant increase risks of breast, colon, and prostate cancers, and;
  • Profitable to Monsanto while posing dangers, with no benefits, to consumers.        (From “Crack for Cows: Consumers are Literally Being Milked of Their Health with Misinformation”  by Gloria Gilbere, DAHom, PhD, in Total Health, )
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Boosting Your Immune Health, Naturally!

Substantially improve immune strength, increase ability to be healthy, NATURALLY!

Excerpt from The Holistic Health Doctor’s Family Guide to Natural Wellness © 2010
By Dr. Nancy Taylor

Specific products mentioned in this article are available though your Holistic Health Doctor.

1. Lemon juice is an ideal food for restoring stomach health. This is primary to your overall health. You can drink freshly squeezed lemon juice in water, or add it to tea, salad dressings, and even by soaking your feet in a warm pan of water with cut lemons added. This supports healthy bacteria instead of the viruses and harmful bacteria which thrive in more acidic environments.

2. Herbs: supplements, tinctures, oils and liquid concentrations. The later are the most powerful and can be obtained in pharmaceutical grade. That means their active ingredients are kept at a particular standard and are reliable for potency. Oils are typically applied on the skin, however there are oils that are made for internal use.

3. Get a full night’s sleep. Your body needs from 6 to 10 hours of sleep each night. Sleep has been linked to balanced hormone levels (including human growth hormone and the stress hormone, cortisol), thyroid health (immune system monitor), weight maintenance, clarity in thinking and reasoning, mood, and skin health. Early to bed, early to rise, makes us healthy, wealthy and shine brilliantly.

4. Eat quality protein. Protein is a building block for a healthy body, mind, and immune system. Diets low in protein tend to be high in carbohydrates which convert to glucose causing a spike in blood sugar then stress the pancreas and immune system.

5. Drink water. This is almost, but not quite, a given; most headaches occur because despite the number of reminders, people still aren’t getting enough water! Winter heating can quickly dehydrate the skin and body. Often headaches a sign of dehydration. Drink half your body weight in ounces of water. (i.e. Body weight in pounds, divided by 2 = number of ounces of water per day.)

6. Coffee can stress your immune system. Caffeine robs your body of minerals and vitamins, and dehydrates you. If you drink coffee, make sure you add an additional two glasses to your water intake per cup of coffee. Taking a mineral supplement can help to offset the damage.

7. Eliminate white sugar and use whole food forms of sweetener. This one thing can boost your immune system exponentially. You will see noticeable results in your energy levels, weight distribution, immunity and your ability to think clearly when you break the cravings and stop eating refined sugar. Many natural health care professionals consider sugar a drug for its impact on the human body. It can be as damaging as smoking to all the body systems. Try unprocessed forms of cane sugar, honey, agave or stevia. It may take time for you to readjust your taste buds, however it is recommended to AVOID artificial sweeteners as they are more toxic than cane sugar, affecting brain and nervous system health.

8. Eat your veggies and fruits for the vital antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fibre and enzymes are unparalleled. Many vitamins, such as vitamin C, will protect cells from damage by toxins in the environment. Dark-colored produce such as blueberries, kale, broccoli, collards, etc tend to be higher in bioflavonoids and antioxidants. Seaweed is another.

9. Fresh Air! Try spending more time outside. Exercise releases endorphins, otherwise known as “the happy hormone”. A little fresh air helps to oxygenate the body after inhaling filtered air and even possibly germs. Be sure to wear a jacket and keep the chest and throat area covered.

10. Love your body and nurture yourself by taking time for you. Spend some time with friends, have a massage, relax in a hot bath, or walk 30 minutes a day. Pay attention to warning signs of fatigue, grumpiness, sore throat or “the blues”. Take a “mental health day” every few months.

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The Dangers of Soy to Human Health

Excerpt from
The Holistic Health Doctor’s Family Guide to Natural Wellness © 2010
By Dr. Nancy Taylor

Most people do not realize that soy is no longer considered a health food. “Over the past decade or so, soy has been touted by the media and certain dietary organizations as a health food. This is nothing more than a multi-million dollar marketing strategy. In fact, the soy industry is one of the world’s most wealthy and powerful multi-billion dollar industries…” (Soy On Line Services)

Commercial Soy Fields: A Multi-Million Dollar Agribusiness

Soy contains a number of chemical toxins and currently there is no effort to remove these potent toxins. It contains high levels of phytic acid, trypsin inhibitors, toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines. “(There is) an impressive array of scientific evidence that soy is not a fit food for man … the widespread use of non-fermented soy is part of the chronic disease problem since soy is known to wreak havoc with the human thyroid and other hormone systems.” True Health, the magazine of Carotec Inc., Naples, Florida. May/June 2004.

Phytoestrogens which act like estrogen in the body, are found in soy and disrupt endocrine function. They are toxic to healthy thyroid functioning. Infants fed soy-based formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compounds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula, which is the equivalent of five birth control pills a day. Infant soy formula has also been linked to auto immune thyroid disease.

In 2007 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an opportunity for public comment: “…on its intent to reevaluate the scientific evidence for two previously authorized health claims (dietary lipids (fat) and cancer; soy protein and risk of coronary heart disease) and two qualified health claims that were the subject of letters of enforcement discretion (antioxidant vitamins and risk of certain cancers; selenium and certain cancers). The agency is undertaking a reevaluation of the scientific basis for these authorized health claims and qualified health claims because of new scientific evidence that has emerged for these substance-disease relationships. The new scientific evidence may have the effect of weakening the substance-disease relationship for these authorized health claims and either strengthening or weakening the scientific support for the substance-disease relationship for these qualified health claims.” The Federal Register, December 21, 2007.

Soy is linked to infertility, breast cancer, hypothyroidism and thyroid cancer as well as many other health problems. The premature sexual development of girls has been linked to the use of soy formula, as well as the underdevelopment of males.

From the Report of the New Zealand House of Representatives Health Committee:
“We accept that there is evidence that soy-based formulas have a high phytoestrogen content that may pose a risk to the long-term reproductive health of infants…”(

Soy is Added to Our Food Supply
Soy can be found in many ingredients including dog food. It may be added as a filler or allowed to be used to meet an FDA nutrient labeling requirement. “Imagine drugs that are known, by years of scientific documentation, to be both carcinogenic and to also cause DNA and chromosome damage being prescribed and administered through the food supply to populations of many countries around the world without the knowledge or consent of the individuals consuming these foods … with no way to track dosage, individual reactions, or harmful side-effects … and without any concern for some people’s increased vulnerability to these drugs, such as cancer patients. It sounds crazy, but that is exactly what is happening around the world when Soy is added to our food supply. Soy contains the scientifically documented carcinogenic and DNA damaging and chromosome damaging natural chemicals genistein and daidzein.” True Health, the magazine of Carotec Inc., Naples, Florida. May/June 2004.

“(Soyfoods) are not nutrients. They are drugs.”
Dr. L. White, Honolulu Aging Study.

“…even the American Heart Association confirms that neither the safety nor efficacy of soy isoflavone supplements have been proven…(and) recently reversed their position regarding the health benefits of soy, now stating that the food has little effect on cholesterol and is unlikely to prevent heart disease.”

The Corporate Golden Nugget

Myths about Soy from Soy on Line Services
Myth: Use of soy as a food dates back many thousands of years.
Truth: Soy was first used as a food during the late Chou dynasty (1134-246 BC), only after the Chinese learned to ferment soy beans to make foods like tempeh, natto and tamari.

Myth: Asians consume large amounts of soy foods.
Truth: Average consumption of soy foods in Japan and China is 10 grams (about 2 teaspoons) per day. Asians consume soy foods in small amounts as a condiment, and not as a replacement for animal foods.

Myth: Modern soy foods confer the same health benefits as traditionally fermented soy foods.
Truth: Most modern soy foods are not fermented to neutralize toxins in soybeans, and are processed in a way that denatures proteins and increases levels of carcinogens.

Myth:Soy foods provide complete protein.
Truth: Like all legumes, soy beans are deficient in sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. In addition, modern processing denatures fragile lysine.

Myth: Fermented soy foods can provide vitamin B12 in vegetarian diets.
Truth: The compound that resembles vitamin B12 in soy cannot be used by the human body; in fact, soy foods cause the body to require more B12.

Myth: Soy formula is safe for infants.
Truth: Soy foods contain trypsin inhibitors that inhibit protein digestion and affect pancreatic function. In test animals, diets high in trypsin inhibitors led to stunted growth and pancreatic disorders. Soy foods increase the body’s requirement for vitamin D, needed for strong bones and normal growth. Phytic acid in soy foods results in reduced bioavailabilty of iron and zinc which are required for the health and development of the brain and nervous system. Soy also lacks cholesterol, likewise essential for the development of the brain and nervous system. Megadoses of phytoestrogens in soy formula have been implicated in the current trend toward increasingly premature sexual development in girls and delayed or retarded sexual development in boys.

Myth: Soy foods can prevent osteoporosis.
Truth: Soy foods can cause deficiencies in calcium and vitamin D, both needed for healthy bones. Calcium from bone broths and vitamin D from seafood, lard and organ meats prevent osteoporosis in Asian countries—not soy foods.

Myth: Modern soy foods protect against many types of cancer.
Truth: A British government report concluded that there is little evidence that soy foods protect against breast cancer or any other forms of cancer. In fact, soy foods may result in an increased risk of cancer.

Myth: Soy foods protect against heart disease.
Truth: In some people, consumption of soy foods will lower cholesterol, but there is no evidence that lowering cholesterol improves one’s risk of having heart disease.

Myth: Soy estrogens (isoflavones) are good for you.
Truth: Soy isoflavones are phyto-endocrine disrupters. At dietary levels, they can prevent ovulation and stimulate the growth of cancer cells. Eating as little as 30 grams (about 4 tablespoons) of soy per day can result in hypothyroidism with symptoms of lethargy, constipation, weight gain and fatigue.

Myth: Soy foods are safe and beneficial for women to use in their postmenopausal years.
Truth: Soy foods can stimulate the growth of estrogen-dependent tumors and cause thyroid problems. Low thyroid function is associated with difficulties in menopause.

Myth: Phytoestrogens in soy foods can enhance mental ability.
Truth: A recent study found that women with the highest levels of estrogen in their blood had the lowest levels of cognitive function; In Japanese Americans tofu consumption in mid-life is associated with the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease in later life.

Myth: Soy isoflavones and soy protein isolate have GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) status.
Truth: Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) recently withdrew its application to the FDA for GRAS status for soy isoflavones following an outpouring of protest from the scientific community. The FDA never approved GRAS status for soy protein isolate because of concern regarding the presence of toxins and carcinogens in processed soy.

Myth: Soy foods are good for your sex life.
Truth: Numerous animal studies show that soy foods cause infertility in animals. Soy consumption enhances hair growth in middle-aged men, indicating lowered testosterone levels. Japanese housewives feed tofu to their husbands frequently when they want to reduce his virility.

Myth: Soy beans are good for the environment
Truth: Most soy beans grown in the US are genetically engineered to allow farmers to use large amounts of herbicides.

Myth: Soy beans are good for the environment.
Truth: Most soy beans grown in the US are genetically engineered to allow farmers to use large amounts of herbicides.

Myth: Soy beans are good for developing nations.
Truth: In third world countries, soybeans replace traditional crops and transfer the value-added of processing from the local population to multinational corporations.

References on the Dangers of Soy
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3. Irvine CHG et al. Phytoestrogens in soy-based infant foods: concentrations, daily intake, and possible biological effects. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med. 1998 Mar; 217 (3): 247-53.
4. Lohrke B et al. Activation of skeletal muscle protein breakdown following consumption of soybean protein in pigs. Br J Nutr. 2001 Apr; 85 (4): 447-57.
5. Nagata C et al. Inverse association of soy product intake with serum androgen and estrogen concentrations in Japanese men. Nutr Cancer. 2000; 36 (1): 14-8.
6. Newbold RR et al. Uterine Adenocarcinoma in Mice Treated Neonatally with Genistein. Cancer Research. 2001; 61, 4325-4328.
7. Pollard M et al. Prevention of spontaneous prostate-related cancer in Lobund-Wistar rats by soy protein isolate/isoflavone diet. Prostate. 2000 Oct 1; 45 (2): 101-5.
8. Strauss L et al. Genistein exerts estrogen-like effects in male mouse reproductive tract. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 1998 Sep 25; 144 (1-2): 83-93.
9. Weber KS et al. Dietary soy-phytoestrogens decrease testosterone levels and prostate weight without altering LH, prostate 5alpha-reductase or testicular steroidogenic acute regulatory peptide levels in adult male Sprague-Dawley rats. J Endocrinol. 2001 Sep; 170 (3): 591-9.
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13. Anderson et al. Effect of various genotoxins and reproductive toxins in human lymphocytes and sperm in Comet assay. Teratog Carcinog Mutagen. 1997;17(1);29-43.
14. Zhong et al. Effects of dietary supplement of soy protein isolate and low fat diet on prostate cancer. FASEB J 2000;14(4):a531.11.
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16. Habito RC et al. Effects of replacing meat with soyabean in the diet on sex hormone concentrations in healthy adult males. Br J Nutr 2000 Oct;84(4):557-63.
17. Klein M et al. Energy metabolism and thyroid hormone levels of growing rats in response to different dietary proteins – soy or casein. Arch Tierernahr 2000;53(2):99-125.
18. Flynn KM et al. Effects of genistein exposure on sexually dimorphic behaviors in rats. Toxicol Sci 2000 Jun;55(2):311-9.
19. Atanassova N et al. Comparative effects of neonatal exposure of male rats to potent and weak (environmental) estrogens on spermatogenesis at puberty and the relationship to adult testis size and fertility: evidence for stimulatory effects of low estrogen levels. Endocrinology 2000 Oct;141(10):3898-907.
20. Whitten PL et al. Phytoestrogen influences on the development of behavior and gonadotropin function. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1995 Jan;208(1):82-6
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23. Madani S, et al. Dietary protein level and origin (casein and highly purified soybean protein) affect hepatic storage, plasma lipid transport, and antioxidative defense status in the rat. Nutrition 2000 May;16(5):368-75.
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Apitherapy: Sacred Bee Medicine and Traditional Bee Wisdom

Bhramari Goddess of Sweetness

The Benefits of Honey and Honey Bees
Apitherapy is the therapeutic use of honey bee hive products such as honey, royal jelly, propolis, beeswax, pollen, and venom. It is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-allergic, expectorant, cancer-preventing, relaxing, sedative and has no or minimal side effects (allergies and other negative reactions of the body are possible mainly in the case of overdose).

No other single natural substance is more beneficial than honey as an earthly food and medicine and a divine healer. As a drink for energy it is quickly absorbed; it is the least harmful sweetener. Honey is one of the most useful and valuable natural remedies. In Ancient Greece, honey was used for its remarkable anti-bacterial, anti-viral and wound-healing properties.

Recently “Australian scientists have discovered that honey is a powerful natural medicine capable of killing almost all types of bacteria, including drug-resistant superbugs that threaten the lives of hospital patients around the world. The miracle sweet liquid is Manuka or jelly bush honey and is made only by bees collecting pollen and nectar from trees in Australia and New Zealand.”

Other research is finding that “…an extract of propolis (also called Bee Glue) was found to inhibit PANC-1 human pancreatic cancer cells.” (Chemical Constituents of Propolis from Myanmar and Their Preferential Cytotoxicity Against a Human Pancreatic Cancer Cell Line. J. Nat. Prod, July 2, 2009

Honey can improve our skin and immune system, lower heart disease risk, help us to calm down, as well as give us a plenty of positive energy. In Ayurveda honey is called as “Madhu and is used to treat bed wetting disorders.

Healing Honey

Honey contains many nutrients such as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, copper, sodium, potassium, iodine, sulfur, manganese and chlorine, Vitamins E, D, C, K, Vitamin A and betacarotene, B-group Vitamins, folic acid, caffeic acid and other organic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, hydrogen peroxide and many others. It has only 25-30 calories so the property of honey to be converted easily into energy causes no extra fat storage!

Researchers from Penn State College of Medicine in Pennsylvania, studied the effects of honey as a cough suppressant also reported about the excellant properties of honey as a sleep stimulator. Small doses of honey can be used by diabetes patients as a safe natural sweetener. In addition the abundance of antioxidants contained in honey make this food a source of beauty, youth and vigor.

History of Sacred Bee Medicine
In Ibn Qayyim’s The Prophet’s Book of Medicine (13th – 14 Century) the following is said about honey: It whitens the teeth and keeps the gums healthy; it cleanses the stomach, breaks up mucus, opens the pours is good for the hair, benefits the kidneys, prostate, liver, chest, veins intestines, digestion, circulation and more. It stimulates digestion, gives energy and clears the eyes. It preserves meat for 3 months, and vegetables for up to 6 months. It is known as the true preserver. It makes bitter medicines palatable, it is good for the flu and hepatitis, it eases PMS and warms the stomach.

Hippocrates, considered the father of medicine, wrote, “Honey and pollen cause warmth, clean sores and ulcers, soften hard ulcers of lips, heal carbuncles and running sores.”

Many American Indian tribes used honey and other bee by-products that were readily available and widely used. Long before European settlers brought honey bee “Apis Mellifera,” to America in the seventeenth century, the early Maya and Aztec Indians kept bees and collected honey from the wild bees, of which there are more than 3,500 species in North America.

“Make hives in the mountain and in the trees and walk in the ways of your Lord submissively. There comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; most surely there is a sign in this for a people who reflect.” — The Koran – Chapters 16.68/69
Sacred Geometry
Ancient Ayurvedic medicine texts state that honey speeds up healing, strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases; is very good for eyes and eye sight; reduces effects of poison; is very useful in urinary tract disorders, worm infestations, bronchial asthma, cough, diarrhea and nausea, vomiting. And it enhances the medicinal qualities when used with other herbal preparations. Honey should not be heated.

Traditional Bee Wisdom
Throughout history in many cultures a mystical relationship to honeybees can be found. In Egypt bees were the tears of Ra, the sun god, and the giver of life and resurrection. King Menes’ wife was named after the bee-goddess, Neit. The oldest recognized temple in Egypt, at Sais in the Nile delta, was named “Hwt-bit”, ‘Castle of the Bee.’ In India bees are used symbolically in association with the deity as Krishna who has a blue bee in the middle of his forehead. Shiva is represented as a triangle surmounted by a bee and Kama the god of love, has a bow-string of bees.

Bee medicine in Cherokee is wadulisi nvwati means hard work, community and communication. When Bee Medicine grabs your attention it is reminding you to work within your community or family and to do your part. The bee is a hard-worker and each bee is dependent on the next to support the entire hive community. The bee is mostly concerned with the needs of her intricate hive family. The bee community runs easily and effortlessly due to the perfected communication between all of its members by way of the “waggle dance” or “dance language.” The bee will communicate what she has found in the flowering plants to other bees in order to recruit worker bees of the hive to forage in the same area. The Bee’s message is about communication, working hard and doing your part to aid the community in which you are a part and enjoying the fruits of your labor . . . Nectar!

In the Ancient Mediterranean world the Great Mother was known as the Queen Bee or the Bee Priestesses, and her priestesses were called Melissae, in Greek or the Deborah in Hebrew. They served the Bee Goddesses: Aphrodite, Artemis, Cybele, Demeter, Persephone, Neith, and later the Virgin Mary. Many of the bee priestesses functioned as oracles, a highly valued and honored position. They are also associated with the frame drum. In Australia and Africa bees are found as tribal totems. Kung Bushmen believe bees are carriers of supernatural power.

Bee Sacred Geomentry

In Celtic areas bees are thought to possess a secret wisdom garnered from the otherworld. In Imperial France bees were a regal symbol, and Napoleon wore robes decorated with honeybees.

Coming Soon: More Sacred Bee Wisdom on: Bee pollen, bee venom therapy, royal jelly and propolis, one of the oldest and successful medicines of the world!


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Reinvention of Your Health

Be Simply Radiant!

Begin the reinvention of your future NOW.

Invest in your health, wealth and happiness! 

Transform your health today!

1) Choose to begin a whole food, simple yet powerful rejuvenation program with a trained specialist to improve your energy, digestion, immunity and overall wellness for a powerful natural anti-aging program.

2) Choose to eat healthier and smarter by making NATURAL, simple health care choices.  If you don’t know what is best for you, check with a natural health care provider.Keep in mind that the closer to nature the easier for your body to benefit. Synthetic nutrients, flavors, binders and preservatives are NOT simple for your body to process. It is actually creating more of what ails you.

Rejuvenation = Natural Health Restored, Anti-aging and Longevity

Top 7 Benefits

Increased Energy

Natural Weight Loss

Increase flexibility

Decrease inflammation and pain

Improved Digestion

Enhanced Physical Function

Balanced Emotions, Improve Memory & Mental function

Rejuvenation is to energize your life, revitalize your activity level, increase flexibility and emotional and mental clarity and give you a renewed zest for living.  Simply Radiant is a program which has the potential to alleviate symptoms of lowered vitality and improve general health and well being through a scientifically based approach.

This 21-day program focuses on rejuvenation through whole food nutritional therapy and simple dietary changes to detoxify, nourish, rest, improve biochemical functioning and restore the body’s vitality.

Natural Rejuvenation

Once widely publicized, fasting is no longer considered the best form of detoxification.  To function optimally, our body’s processes are dependent upon adequate levels of supporting nutrients, which are depleted during traditional fasting programs.  Regular rejuvenation therapy encourages organs to detoxify, function better and even amplify their performance.

“Many people experience new clarity of purpose in life during cleansing processes.” Élan Haas, nutritionist

This nutritionally sound program signals your liver to burn fat rather than store it.  The program includes a comprehensive nutritional exam and 3 consultations.

You will also receive professional coaching through your comprehensive 21 day program which includes therapeutic grade organic whole food supplements to support your individual biochemical needs, rather than synthetic micronutrients your body may or may not need use. If functional medicine laboratory testing if indicated fees apply.

To learn more…

Attend an Introduction to Simply Radiant.  Call for schedule. This and other educational programs are not a substitute for medical care.   Call to schedule an evaluation prior to beginning this program (540) 828-1001.  Fees apply.

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What’s Next?

Begin a program of swimming, yoga, or other physical improvement program NOW.  Choose the one you like, not the one you think you are “supposed to do.”

Practice healthy mental habits: take a program in personal transformation, read a book about positive thinking, start biofeedback, hire a life coach.

Ask Dr. Taylor about her own training and transformation.

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