SparkPeople Holistic Health Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14482 For people that are interested in, or follow, the Holistic Health / Alternative Medicine philosophies. We believe in nurturing the whole self. SparkPeople Holistic Health Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=14482 New to group and to holistic health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x49489173 Hi everyone, my name is Jessica. <BR> I am new to holistic health in that I have never actively tried to heal myself in a holistic manner. I have always been interested and have done lots of research but have never put it to the test! So I am here to learn and experience! Thu, 16 Aug 2012 15:57:13 EST Newbie on board http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x49487750 Hey, I'm Joanne. I was scanning all the groups to find one that may include people who are anti-vaccination, that aren't Homeschool or Christian based. Not that I have anything against Homeschoolers or Christians, just that I am neither so joining a group based on those would be silly lol <BR> <BR> Anywho- thought I would try here. It seemed like a good place to check anyway lol <BR> <BR> I am not 100% holistic. I try to be as pure and as healthy with things as possible. I'm pretty much a... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 13:50:10 EST anyone into lacto-fermented bev's for digestion http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x49272304 Im new, found this team through FlorNH (thanks!)....I am working on my poor digestion and come across B.E. Grainfields liquid in articles about brewing your own lacto-fermented beverages. The only commercial beverage I found was Kombucha tea, but it is expensive to buy for 3 servings daily. <BR> <BR> Is anyone knowledgeable and willing to tutor me in products and the brewing? <BR> <BR> It seems that fiber alone will not cure the ails of my gut. <BR> <BR> thanks in advance for replying! <BR... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 10:12:17 EST Latecomer newcomer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x49249165 Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> It's great to find this and a few other groups similar to this, on SP! I've been here off and on (on SP that is) for several years, but was a tiny bit disheartened sometimes at a lot of what I saw as a very drug- and non-food-substance bias. <BR> <BR> But now I look around, there ARE others like me around who are interested in whole foods, natural approaches to getting and staying healthy, and so on. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I have sort of always been "into" fitnes... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:24:21 EST hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x47732084 i'm new to the team! this is a subject i am very interested in. i thad a couple lessons on self-hypnosis in 1 of my other course. it is also on my list of courses to take from universal class. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 01:39:56 EST Seeking help with migraines. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x47611549 I am seeking help for a friend of my wife's who has been suffering from migraines. <BR> <BR> I know that there are alternative treatments. The doctors she has seen have only mentioned medicine...... not once have they brought up nutrition.... surprise, surprise. <BR> <BR> I have looked up several different topics, but none seem to be saying the same thing. <BR> <BR> Any help to point me in the right direction would be greatly appreciated. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 15:39:31 EST Who Is Your Guardian Angel? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x46382637 Here's the 2nd article in my series about angels. Two more are scheduled to be posted in February. I invited my friend, and author, Paul Duarte to be a guest author and share his own unexplained angel story with us. I have one of my own that I will share in an upcoming article. The final article will talk about what the bible says about angels. I hope you like this series. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/02<BR>/who-is-your-guardian-angel.html </link> <BR> <BR> A... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 13:50:35 EST BLOG: Angels from Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x46231920 NEW WORSHIP MELODIES BLOG: <BR> <BR> Have any angel stories? Here's just one of mine! Please, share yours in the comment section below the article on the WM site! <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2012/01/angels-from-heaven.html </link> <BR> <BR> It seems that some of you have been having problems leaving comments on the WM site. Here are the steps to follow to leave your comments with the blog. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> Write your comment in the comment block prov... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:36:10 EST OK, So the Story Goes Like This... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x46131831 My latest Worship Melodies Blog.... <BR> <BR> Ever wonder about all those people who like to tell their own story? Ever wonder if you should tell yours? This will give you the answers! <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/01<BR>/ok-so-story-goes-like-this.html </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:51:42 EST Blog: How the Grinch Stole Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x45948546 My latest blog... God does amazing miracles sometimes at Christmas time. This one is mine about how I came to have a great Christmas for the first time in almost two decades. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2012/01<BR>/how-grinch-stole-christmas.html </link> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 13:25:05 EST Sliding On the Ice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x45602554 If the Christmas season is difficult for you, my latest blog might help. If you know someone who has a difficult time during Christmas, this may help you to help them. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/12<BR>/sliding-on-ice.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>445</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>444</em> <em>443</em> <em>442</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 17:24:30 EST Yuletide Cheer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x45372578 Here's my latest blog entry on my own website. It's about finding the true Christmas spirit. <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2011/12/yuletide-cheer.html </link> <BR> <BR> Sun, 4 Dec 2011 20:31:10 EST Holistic arthritis treatment ideas sought http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x45339399 Hi All, <BR> My mother has been diagnosed with Arthritis and is in horrible pain throughout the day and night. She has been an avid walker for most of her life and a few years ago when her canine companion of 12 years died she stopped walking. After a few years realizing her health was declining she started to walk again, but unfortunately she got knocked down to the ground by a dog and hurt her knee. This lead to her overusing her other leg...and well it's been a ongoing issue now for almo... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 13:00:54 EST My Latest Works http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x45096023 Hello Friends: <BR> <BR> Here are the links to my last two blogs. I didn't get time to post the previous one on here. I appreciate the feedback and the support you give me so much. It blesses me so much to know that my work helps people. <BR> <BR> First blog - The Master's Voice <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/11<BR>/masters-voice.html </link> <BR> <BR> Second blog - Who Calls Me Beautiful? <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/11<BR>/who-calls-me-beautiful.h... Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:51:41 EST I went to my Supplement Store today and ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x44937196 I went to my local supplement store, here in the Chicago-Land area; like I do every week. <BR> It's a "chain"; it is important to note that it is not just a Ma and Pop store because I feel a chain store would, maybe, know more about what's going on "behind the scenes". <BR> My husband and I found something very interesting. <BR> Perhaps we're just reading too much into it; you decide. <BR> <BR> They bought the space next to them and are expanding to include a ton more grocery items, then pre... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 19:22:50 EST Aunt Sadie’s Encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44851696 I am about to embark on a new adventure... I can't help but remember encouragement from my Aunt Sadie (she passed away in 2005). I miss her so much, but I can feel her encouragement as I take off on this new chapter of my life. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/10<BR>/aunt-sadies-encouragement.html </link> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 14:56:09 EST God: “You’re Gonna Do What?! LOL” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44759037 Ever wonder about God's sense of humor? I do. Here's my latest blog about it. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>41</em> <em>20</em> <em>9</em> <em>213</em> <em>211</em> <em>100</em> <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <em>246</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>220</em> <em>288</em> <em>296</em> <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/10<BR>/god-youre-gonna-do-what-lol.html </link> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 15:06:42 EST Television ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x44680652 Hi Everybody ... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> In a Forum, in another Team, I posted the below as my response. <BR> I don't know, I thought that maybe, if you didn't know, that you would be interested in the below fact? <BR> Maybe you want to post a fact too? Comment on this one? <BR> I love facts. <BR> <BR> <BR> ALL TV channels are owned by the 6 largest companies there are. <BR> (I put their Ticker Symbol next to them because I'm a dork.) <BR> <BR> 1. General Electric (GE) <BR> 2. Time Warner... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 12:34:32 EST Little White Lies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44526544 My latest Worship Melodies blog - called 'Little White Lies'... they're not so little and not so white after all. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/10<BR>/little-white-lies.html </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 20:21:26 EST Me? Who Would have Thought?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44467212 This is my latest SparkPeople blog (not from my Worship Melodies blog site). I am so excited. I'm scared half to death. I need prayers. Please read and give me your advice. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4523273 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 22:31:17 EST Finding the Silver Lining http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44430910 Are you a ‘glass half full’ or a ‘half empty’ kind of person? Do your clouds have silver linings? Read my latest blog to find out my silver linings in my struggle with Bipolar Disorder. <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2011/10/finding-silver-lining.html </link> Tue, 4 Oct 2011 22:10:01 EST chakras http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44430762 I noticed that one of the team goals is balancing chakras daily. I know mine are all out of alignment. Does anyone have a good reference or instructions on how to balance them? <BR> Thanks! Kim Tue, 4 Oct 2011 22:02:57 EST Newbie to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x44430710 Hey y'all! My name's Kim and I'm very much interested in holistic and alternative medicine. I'm also a nurse that works with patients that have a whole slew of medical problems, most of which can be tied back to lifestyle. I'm looking forward to learning more and what y'all's experiences have been. Tue, 4 Oct 2011 21:59:59 EST What can this site do to help new diabetics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44407294 I m a new diabetic and I have not clue what I am doing or how to keep my blood glucose down to what it should be. Doctor gave me lots of papers but it is so overwhelming and scary. I am not young i am over 50 and it is so like a new world or something. Mon, 3 Oct 2011 16:21:04 EST Cheesecake? I would Love Some! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44307485 My latest article on my own website... <BR> <BR> Just one piece won't ruin everything. A little temptation never hurt anyone. Right? <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/09<BR>/cheesecake-i-would-love-some.html </link> <BR> <BR> <em>35</em> <em>22</em> <em>475</em> <em>473</em> <em>495</em> <em>493</em> <em>486</em> <em>471</em> <em>468</em> Tue, 27 Sep 2011 20:33:47 EST What’s the Point, Anyway? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44225488 My latest blog post.... called 'What's the point, Anyway?'... about why we go to church. <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/09<BR>/whats-point-anyway.html </link> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 21:16:09 EST Article: Whole Vs Refined: the Great Grain Debate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44208801 Very good article if you've ever been confused about whole grain vs whole wheat vs fibre, etc. <BR> <BR> <link>caloriecount.about.com/whole-vs-refi<BR>ned-great-grain-debate-b531345?utm_sou<BR>rce=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=newsletter_20110915&utm_term=continue1 </link> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 21:26:52 EST The Perfect Masterpiece http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44108235 My latest blog article... it is the project of a lifetime... <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/09<BR>/perfect-masterpiece.html </link> Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:34:34 EST Pay It Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x44052740 When was the last time you passed on a small blessing to someone? Paying it forward doesn't have to be some huge endeavor... explaining Kiwi to a little old lady could be all it takes! <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/09<BR>/pay-it-forward.html </link> Mon, 12 Sep 2011 22:06:05 EST The Flip Side http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43944051 My latest blog.... Think about things from God's point of view. You will see a whole different world! <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2011/09/flip-side.html </link> Tue, 6 Sep 2011 21:38:22 EST Letter to my 18 Year Old Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43857621 If you could go back and give your younger-self some advice... what would you say? <BR> <BR> Here's what I wrote to myself... <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/08<BR>/letter-to-my-18-year-old-self.html </link> Thu, 1 Sep 2011 20:11:32 EST New Leader ... :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x43722504 <em>213</em> Hi Fellow Whole Persons ... :-) <BR> My name is Diana and I recently became leader of this, previously leaderless, Team. <BR> <BR> I added, the maximum amount of, Team Goals ... 5. <BR> I hope that, at least, one of them helps you to: make, achieve, and accomplish your individual goals. <BR> <BR> Feel free to ask me questions. <BR> I'm very active on Spark and am very familiar with the Spark People Website. <BR> <BR> Have a well rounded healthy day ... :-) <BR> <em>306</em>... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 07:27:20 EST New to the group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x43677452 Hello everyone I am new to the group. I am excited to learn what everyone is trying to be more natural in choices from foods to cleaners etc. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 19:00:12 EST Oh Lord, It’s Hard to Be Humble http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43594195 Until we get to the place where sin is real and we confront it as real, we are not going to be humble. If we don't learn to be humble, we cannot get close to God. <BR> <BR> Here is my lastest blog post on my own site. I hope it speaks to you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/08<BR>/oh-lord-its-hard-to-be-humble.html </link> Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:40:57 EST Lessons I learned the Hard Way http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43396814 My latest blog entries on my own websites.... <BR> <BR> This is the main site, 'Worship Melodies'. My latest entry is 'Lessons I Learned the Had Way'... is a little more 'light hearten & fun' than the others. I just wanted to do some laughing... laughing is good for the soul. I hope you enjoy. <BR> <BR> <link>worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/2011/08<BR>/lessons-i-learned-hard-way.html </link> <BR> <BR> ...this is my other site... it is just standard bits & bits of fun stuff, not nec... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 09:38:02 EST Hello =) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x43304446 Just a quick intro...my name's Becca, I'm a graphic designer from Texas, and I love to cook, bake, ride my bike, read, play with my 2 beautiful dogs, and I have also done some amateur ghost hunting. I am committed to a healthier relationship with my body, both physically and mentally, and look forward to learning and sharing with the team! Mon, 1 Aug 2011 09:59:58 EST Making time for Meditation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43288528 Hi everyone, I am a very busy person but just wondering how to fit in little snippets of meditation in through the day. What is your experience? thanks for your help. Sun, 31 Jul 2011 12:48:42 EST The Reflection in the Mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x43078693 Here is my latest blog on my blog site. It is called 'The Reflection in the Mirror'.... about true beauty. <BR> <BR> <link>http://worshipmelodies.blogspot.com/<BR>2011/07/reflection-in-mirror.html </link> <BR> <BR> Leave me comments. They are very motivational to me. Sign up to follow by email by entering & verifying your email address in the space provided. Tue, 19 Jul 2011 15:47:40 EST Carb-free Diets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x42779422 I have a couple of friends that are on a diet based on a book they've read by a Dr. Poon. They're diet is completely carb-free. There are not carbs allowed what-so-ever other than what you would get with fruit and vegetables. I cannot comprehend how this is safe. They say that there is "scientific evidence" presented that back up these theories. They're loosing weight...lots of it.. about a lb per day. They're loving it. But how is this kind of diet not overwhelmingly dangerous?... and... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 12:47:15 EST My Latest Blogs: A Fun Series (30 in 30 Days) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x42385715 Day 12 of my 30 in 30. Today's topic 'A picture the represents you and a picture of something you love'. This series is turning out to be so much more fun and interesting than I would have expected! <BR> <BR> If you haven't read the first 11 days, go back & read them. I love the feedback! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4293996 </link> Sun, 12 Jun 2011 18:23:17 EST Thinking Skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x41989188 Here's my latest blog, entitled "Thinking Skinny" <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4250458 </link> Mon, 23 May 2011 10:10:18 EST New to the group :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x39282658 Hi everyone! My name is Ashley. I'm a stay at home mother of 3. I'm excited to be here and get to know everyone! Wed, 19 Jan 2011 09:55:28 EST hello Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x38414226 I'm new to SparkPeople and have never used a site like this (including forums, blogs, message boards, etc). I am very excited to meet everyone and share inspiration and a sense of community with all of you. Have a wonderful day and congratulations on all of your successes. : ) <BR> Sat, 11 Dec 2010 04:38:11 EST New to the team, from Ojai CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x37374809 Hi everyone! I'm from Ojai California, and I've recently been trying to change my entire lifestyle to a more healthy, natural, and environmentally responsible one. I've become very interested in Ayurvedic Medicine, which uses diet as medicine. I'd love to hear from all of you about how you manage a holistic approach to life. Sun, 17 Oct 2010 23:46:11 EST Greetings from Toronto http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x35432141 Just wanted to say hi to everyone! I'm Heather and I'm from Toronto. I'm currently finishing a diploma in holistic nutrition. I signed up to this site because I feel the goal setting and community will help me to live in a way that is closer to my ideals. <BR> <BR> Needless to say, I'm a bit disappointed in the nutrition plans. Obviously they were put together by a dietitian! I can't imagine recommending jello pudding as part of a healthy lifestyle and although I'm not eating as I woul... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 20:39:22 EST Wisdom Teeth Extraction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x35192964 Hi Everyone, <BR> I am not in the least bit in good shape, and I eat crap all the time. (that's why I joined sparkpeople) But I do care about my body. <BR> <BR> I am not one to wear lots of makeup and I try to avoid certain products and avoid eating certain foods. I have a long way to go but I am taking baby steps. But I am nervous about getting my wisdom teeth pulled. <BR> <BR> I have a very negative perception of doctors (any type) based on experiences as a child my mother/grandm... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 03:23:18 EST Hello everyone, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x34760997 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm Chanin and I have just started on changing over to a completely holistic/homeopathic and natural lifestyle. I am already a vegetarian (working on vegan) and really want to live a healthier lifestyle. I am hoping to read others topics and learn more about this lifestyle change and ways to incorporate my weight loss into the process as well. Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:11:57 EST Hello there everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x33746069 Hi there everyone,i am a newcomer to this team.How is everyone?I love natural healing and hope to learn from all of you. Tue, 27 Apr 2010 18:10:49 EST newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x32988376 Hello, I'm Monika, a 46 year old female from Houston. <BR> I am very interested in holistic and alternative approaches to every day health issues and to prevent the bigger ones. <BR> I am glad to be here and hope to learn a lot from you all! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 16:45:19 EST Healthy Urban Kitchen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x32211642 One of my most trusted resources on holistic health posted a video about this cookbook and I just don't know what to think. Go to <link>http://healthyurbankitchen.com/ </link> to check it out for yourself. Basically, it is all organic, gluten free, processed sugar free, low carb (essentially, no processed foods), and low dairy... so I'm assuming that means grass fed free range meats and organic fruits and veggies... <BR> <BR> Seems like the website is trying to "sell" it, and I always th... Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:24:56 EST Thanks SparkPeople! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x31342309 I just want to say thanks for all the encouragement I receive from all the SparkPeople. You never know when a comment you make will make someone’s day and help them stay on track. Please never hesitate to say something to someone as it can make all the difference. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:05:59 EST Newbie Intro http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x30843700 Hello everyone my name is Lisa. I am new to posting and participating in SparkPeople, in my "former" life I was a lurker, lol. <BR> <BR> I hope to continue to learn new Holistic approaches to better health and fitness. Not a big fan of Western Medicine, I am not against all of it, but there is certainly room for improvement! <BR> <BR> Glad to be here. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:55:08 EST Wholesome greetings from Texas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x29294308 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I am not new to Sparks, but finally took a look around all the teams, came across this one and joined immediately. <BR> <BR> I was raised holisticly, my pediatrician was a holistic practitioner, my mom lived to a ripe old age treating herself with nothing but herbs and spices that she grew in her own back yard. <BR> <BR> I run the HolisticDog.org website along with a list for people who want to discuss holistic treatments for their dogs... so you can see, the holistic ... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:26:16 EST EXERCISING the HEART... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x29071609 How are you feeling... <BR> <BR> what are you doing to honor your heart/feelings/emotions... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:06:13 EST EXERCISING the SOUL.... giving yourself ME time http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x29071538 did you give yourself some time to connect with your soul/spirit Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:03:18 EST EXERCISING the BODY http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x29071460 please either post an exercise list <BR> <BR> the days exersize <BR> <BR> or just a yes that you did <BR> Wed, 14 Oct 2009 14:00:09 EST EXERCISING the MIND....SHARING WORDs to Encourage http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x29048598 Please join me in sharing words to Encourage Inspire <BR> Support Motivate.... <BR> <BR> quotes... just a word... a mantra... A motto <BR> <BR> what ever you feel comfy in sharing Tue, 13 Oct 2009 14:14:30 EST Have you given yourself ME time today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x28458727 Yep <em>135</em> Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:31:21 EST BLESSings Everyone.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x28458596 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> My name is Deby... I am 51 years old... I am on Top <BR> of the Hill... Taking this time to look back over my life... and able to see clearly the direction I would like to take now... <BR> <BR> Last Aug. 2008 I weighed in at 215 lbs. and said no more....... <BR> I started Spark People Feb. 5 2009 weighing in at 192 pounds.... <BR> <BR> I would love to see the 140's or even the 130's again and also to fit into <BR> sizes 5/6 its been over 20 years .... <BR> <BR... Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:23:19 EST Hello Intro... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x28060769 Hi, I'm a 40+ yr old mom and wife named Sandra. Im also a Realtor and Apartment Locator that works from home. My goal is to lose 37 pounds in 12 months while changing eating habits into a healthier lifestyle with 'daily' activity. I really don't have support from friends or family who share my interest in exercise or healthy eating...thats why I'm here! To connect with others like me. <BR> <BR> Good Luck everyone! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 17:55:43 EST Another Green Tea benefit!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x26272014 Wow... is there no end to the benefits of drinking Green Tea?! Here are a couple of articles about Green Tea benefits I've never heard before! <BR> <BR> <link>www.realage.com/ct/eat-smart/food-an<BR>d-nutrition/tip/8709 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.realage.com/ct/tips/3295 </link> Fri, 12 Jun 2009 16:53:11 EST Sweetener or Sugar? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x25932919 Here's a video from our local news about the risks of sweeteners. <BR> <BR> I, for one, can say I have no choice but to stay away from sweeteners. Artificial sweeteners, aspartame especially, for me will send me into severe foggy brain syndrome and extreme bad mood swings. I get depressed to the point I think my life isn't worth living, very confused about basic things, and my energy level hits rock bottom. <BR> <BR> See what you think! <BR> <BR> <link>www.globaltv.com/globaltv/ontario/... Sat, 30 May 2009 18:36:23 EST What's a Healthy Body Shape? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x25900544 Here's a great video by Dr. Oz telling how to measure yourself so you can tell if you're in the healthy range. <BR> <BR> <link>www.realage.com/videos/you-and-your-<BR>body/whats-a-healthy-body-shape/ </link> Fri, 29 May 2009 09:29:56 EST Getting my tonsils removed... maybe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x25876766 Has anyone here had their tonsils removed as an adult? I'd love to hear your stories, the good, bad and the ugly. I have had strep throat three times in the last month, and I'm at the point where I'm seeing an Ear/Nose/Throat specialist next week to look into the possibility of slicing and dicing the old 'sils. I'm not eager to do it, but I'm also not eager to stay sick and lethargic the way I've been the last few weeks. <BR> <BR> Please share! <BR> <BR> Thanks very much, <BR> Anna Thu, 28 May 2009 10:52:27 EST Holistic Health Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x25769595 Hi sparkies! Just wanted to share my blog with you all! It's called the Holistic Health Nut, and I would love for you to stop by! <BR> <BR> <link>holistichealthnut.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's been pretty quiet on the team lately... hope you are all well. Trying to think of some new topics to "spark" some action! <BR> <BR> ~S Sun, 24 May 2009 01:44:59 EST APRIL/MAY 2009 MACROBIOTIC DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x24769281 Happy spring everybody! <BR> <BR> For the remainder of April and through May we will be discussing macrobiotic and/or raw diets. I encourage all of you to participate! <BR> <BR> First-- who knows about these types of diets? Who is on them or has been on them? Please share your stories! <BR> <BR> My husband is currently in culinary school <BR> ( <link>www.naturalgourmetschool.com/ </link> ) and he has been introduced to macrobiotics there. I find it very interesting and beneficial to o... Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:23:40 EST March 2009 Topic: Hydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x23782395 So.. I was trying to come up with an interesting topic for march. Since it is St Patrick's Day and we tend to binge on alcohol AND it is (hopefully) the beginning of Spring (which means new life and spring cleaning) I thought HYDRATION would be a good topic. We all need it! <BR> <BR> But how much do we need it? I know that I don't drink tons of water but how much does a 5'1'', 108 lb. chick need, really? <BR> <BR> I found this quiz that supposedly will tell you. <BR> <BR> Check it out an... Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:33:50 EST February 2009 Topic- Sexual Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x22465798 So given the lusty month we are in, I have chosen sexual health as February's holistic health topic! Every week I hope to provide you with some fun resources and info on the topic of sex. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to provide you all with some online stores for sex toys, videos, books etc. I figured that anybody and everybody should be interested in something for their partner and/or themselves... and these aren't scuzzy online stores... so don't be afraid!! <BR> <BR> Be brave and fu... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 05:30:52 EST Gratitude Challenge 2009! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x22438837 There are many health benefits linked with positive thinking.. so I have decided to incorporate a weekly gratitude journal as a challenge for us here in the Holistic Health & Fitness Team. <BR> <BR> I am challenging each one of you (and myself) to step away from our negative thoughts and post at least one thing we are thankful for every week in this forum. <BR> <BR> <BR> If you would like to join-- just post whatever you are grateful for (something that happened today, this week or in gen... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 04:49:07 EST Hypnosis ad Weight Loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x22252855 Hello, <BR> I just wanted to share a story with all of you. <BR> My name is Steve and just found this team. <BR> Back on April 27th 2008 my doctor told me I had to do something to lose weight. My blood sugar was raising each visit and I was gaining weight every day. I was in a downward spiral and needed to do something. My doctor suggested the lap band but being the chicken I am I decided to try hypnosis as a last ditched effort. <BR> So I went to a woman local to me after 1 day of searching... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 21:24:03 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x22250451 I just want to introduce myself. I'm new to the team. I've been part of SP since last October and I love it here. I've been trying to change my life to a healthy lifestyle for a while now. I started by quitting the meds that I was on for years... meds the doctors said I couldn't live without... now I'm healthier than I was when I was taking them. I'm also trying to eat healthier and exercise regularly. Mostly I'm trying to cut out as much processed foods and chemicals as possible. I think the... Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:09:55 EST New comer and very eager to learn! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x22249716 Hi every "body" <BR> My name is Paul and with my recent health decisions to have a better <BR> "Life-Style".... <BR> <BR> I THINK THIS TEAM WILL BE OF GREAT HELP!! <BR> <BR> Thank You, in advance. <em>213</em> Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:43:32 EST WATER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x21993560 Leading a holistic life means incorporating a minimum of 1/2 ounce of water per pound of body weight. Remember to drink water! <BR> <BR> Kangen water hydrates our bodies like no other liquid does. It is electrolytic water with SOLID science behind it. It keeps our bodies in an optimally alkyline state which prevents, helps to heal and in some cases can facilitate the curing of a long laundry list of ailments such as: <BR> <BR> High Blood Pressure <BR> Obesity <BR> Constipation <BR> Lack of ... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 11:01:48 EST January Topic: Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9446x14482x21651802 Week 2 Readings: <BR> <BR> (Week 1 can be found at the top of main forum page under general team discussion forum...) <BR> <BR> Since I won't have internet access for the weekend I am going to post next week's suggested readings on yoga now. <BR> <BR> I hope something here motivates you to learn a bit more about the wonderful world of yoga! <BR> <BR> 1. The Woman's Book of Yoga & Health by Linda Sparrow and Patricia Walden <BR> <BR> 2. The Seeker's Guide by Elizabeth Lesser <BR> <BR> 3... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 04:46:41 EST YOU: Today with an emoticon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x21651766 What emoticon describes you best today? Fri, 9 Jan 2009 04:37:37 EST Express Yourself Forum Explained http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=9447x14482x21651758 Hi all ! This forum is for YOU to express yourself.. in any healthy way you want via writing. Tell us houw you feel today, vent about something horrible, gab about something exciting or just for some advice or support! Much Love, <BR> Suzanne <em>247</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2009 04:36:50 EST Kombucha http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x19928497 Hello, <BR> I am new to this group. I have recently began to brew my own Kombucha . I was wondering if any one else has any experience with it? Tue, 4 Nov 2008 14:39:43 EST New To Spark and Holistic Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x18361167 Hey Everyone! <BR> I'm Jilly and I'm 21 years old. My goals are to totally overhaul my eating habits for a more nutritious and healthier lifestyle. I was diagnosed with Crohn's Dis-ease in Jan/08 after being hospitalized twice in Nov/07 and Dec/07. I'm hoping to slim down 40-50lbs and gain a new perspective on living life. <BR> <BR> I will gratefully accept anyone's help on this journey. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 09:06:55 EST Finally a place I truly want to be in.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x17396615 Hello All. <BR> I am Jo. I live in Ky. and I am very much into living holistic and eating organic as much as possible and if not organic at least whole foods. No processed stuff and leave all the preservatives and additives to someone else to consume. I have used herbs for healing many times and I certainly believe that this type of lifestyle is healtier all the way around. Hope to get acquainted with all of you and to share ideas and recipes and our outlook on life in general. Tue, 5 Aug 2008 13:59:09 EST hi new to this topic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x16611354 Hey all. I am interested in a more holistic approach to weightloss and healthgain. :) I just joined this team and look forward to hearing more about it. See ya around. Fri, 11 Jul 2008 13:55:06 EST Hello to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x14267803 Hi! <BR> I am a 25 year old who loves health and wellness!!! I am actually currently switching careers from an opera singer (!!) to a registered holistic nutritionist. (Through Canadian School of Natural Nutrition). I am sooo excited about my new life path and also about being a part of this team! <BR> :) Tue, 22 Apr 2008 15:24:37 EST Hola http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x10310425 Hey I'm a student at PCC working on a Bachelors of Science in Health and Science and shooting for graduate school at the National College of Natural Medicine here in Portland Oregon where I'll be getting an ND. I am a supporter of all things natural and treating a person and not a disease, I'm also a huge fan of all things preventive medicine especially through nutrition. Hey ALP I swear I found this group on my own but it's great to see you here too <BR> <em>2</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2007 17:21:37 EST Trying to get my head back in the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x10190539 Hey everyone, I'm sorry this spark team has been so neglecting lately. I've been on sort of a vacation the past month and haven't put much time and effort into sparkpeople. But, I'm hoping that will change shorty. Please continue writing and posting and visiting the page and I'll try to put more into it. Thank you, -Michelle Tue, 20 Nov 2007 18:26:32 EST Working on Natural Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x9183668 Saw your team so I thought I would join. I am learning about natural living and am the leader of a team called Natural Healing. I have recently started learning about Homeopathic remedies and herbal remedies to heal the body as opposed to allopathic medicines. I don't shun the allopathics all the way around, but I believe in the body's way to heal iself naturally. I have also made the conversion toward organics (well, as much as I can) and whole foods. I started making my own bread with ... Fri, 28 Sep 2007 09:59:24 EST Book recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x9059133 This is the book that turned me on to the organic and holistic lifestyle, showed me the truth about preservatives, and chemicals put into our food. <BR> It's "Natural cures they don't want you to know about"By Kevin Trudeau. If you get a chance read it. It's great, and a real eye opener! Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:56:18 EST Welcome to the team<em> 223</em> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x9058931 Hi there, I am so excited and enthused about starting this team. My goal is to spread the word about holistic nutrition and the holistic lifestyle. I have been studying this topic for a few years now and I am just so enthralled with it all. I am a firm believer that disease and illness can be prevented through an organic and holistic lifestlye as well as proper exercise. I hope everyone volunteers there own knowedge, ideas, experiences and little ticks, or healthy meal ideas. I look forward t... Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:25:58 EST Starting a new group for holistic nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x14482x9058785 Hi there. I am a military wife, a mother of one working on two, a Gymnastics Coach, and a student at Clayton College, working on my Bachlors in Holistic Nutrition. Needless to say my life is a little busy! As soon as I'm done with my degree I am planing on opening a Holistic Nutrition Center, and continuing my education until I am able to open my own practice, with my PhD. Until then I am learning new ways to live a happy, healthy lifestlye with my family and friends through Holistic Nutritio... Sat, 22 Sep 2007 06:05:00 EST Converting to organic food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x14482x9058692 This process is not the easiest to do. Just start with one product at a time. The most important product to switch, if you not going to do anything else, is dairy product. Why, becuase of all the antibiotics and hormones found in our dairy product today, these have one of the most impact on our body. So take a baby step and by organic milk, cheese, yogurt, etc. The next imprtant is meats and proteins, for the same reasons.Then every time you grocery shop, add a new one. I'm not sure if this i... 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