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  • v HONEYBEE56
    emoticon Hi!

    The year is being swallowed up by time at a rapid rate and I’m caught in the vortex of its ever swirling center. Ever feel that way?

    I read something interesting in the latest issue of one of the health publications I receive that I thought note worthy to share:

    If you take an herbal supplement, be sure to let your health care provider know.

    I’m all about natural supplements, but I’m careful about which ones I take and the reputation of the company that makes them. Labels can be misleading. Half of the herbal products sold online erroneously and illegally claim to prevent, treat, diagnose or cure specific diseases.

    Moreover; it is estimated that up to 70% of patients don’t report their herbal supplement use to their doctors. This is a mistake because some herbs can present serious health risks; for example, some herbs can thin the blood or interact with medications.

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    3575 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    Hey there everybody. I am trying to get back on track with my weekly messages and all the sparkpeople activities. I have been tracking every day this month May is definitely going to be my month to stay and get back to work on actually losing weight. Anybody that has been having a hard time getting back to work on yourself I can really relate. I had a sugar binge in April there were days I was searching for anything sweet. May I have had 2 days where I ate a sweet and they were little pieces compared to my usual many pieces. OK we can do this together we can achieve anything!!!!!Come on everyone pull up those boot straps and get on BOARD!!!!


    An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer of his plans to the the construction business and live a more leisurely life with his family.

    The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could built just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter said YES, but in time it was easy to see that his heart wasn't in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. Not a great way to end a dedicated career.

    When the work was done, the employer came to inspect the house. He handed the front door key to the carpenter. "This is your house," he said, "My gift to you." The old carpenter was shocked!

    What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. So it is with us. WE BUILD OUR LIVES, A DAY AT A TIME, often putting less than our best into the building. Then we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently. But we can't go back , we can only go forward.

    YOU ARE THE CARPENTER. Each day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. (Choose the thoughts you think, the people you associate with, the food/drink to regenerate your body) Life is a do it yourself project. Your attitudes and the choices you make today build the house you live in.


    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team
    3784 days ago
  • v 1AVERY
    I am sorry it has been a few weeks but LIFE sometimes throws us curves we can't help. I hope everyone is well. I have had my own ups and downs the last few weeks and I have probably gained some weight back. So I can relate to anyone having a challenge right now. Here's hoping May brings us SUNSHINE and better motivation if you are lacking right now.
    Teri1 Healthy Natural Supplements and Food Team

    The Five Balls

    Imagine Life is a game in which you are juggling 5 balls.
    The balls are called WORK! FAMILY! HEALTH! FRIENDS! and INTEGRITY!
    And you are keeping all of them in the air!
    But one day you finally come to understand that work is a rubber ball
    If you drop it, it will bounce back.
    The other four balls----FAMILY, HEALTH, FRIENDS and INTEGRITY---are made of glass
    If you drop one of these, it will be irrevocably scuffed, nicked perhaps even shattered.
    So once you understand the lesson in the five balls,
    You will have the beginning of balance in your life.
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    3795 days ago
    Just checking in! emoticon
    Have a superb weekend emoticon
    and an even better week ahead! emoticon
    3796 days ago
  • v HONEYBEE56
    Hello again Deb!

    We have several new May team mini challenges going on, please come by the team and check them out! Something for everyone, and hopefully we will all lose a few pounds in the mix! Woohoo!

    Since people are working more outside this time of year, I thought I’d share a safe harmless pesticide recipe with you that will work on a multitude of pests, including slugs and Japanese beetles.


    1 garlic bulb (the whole head)
    1 small onion
    1 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
    1 quart water
    1 tablespoon liquid dish soap

    Chop the garlic and onion in the blender and add the cayenne and water. Steep for one hour. Strain trough cheesecloth. Add liquid dish soap (so the spray sticks to the plant leaves). Mix well. Spray on both sides of the leaves. Store remaining spray in a labeled jar in the fridge. Note: Certain plants are very sensitive to soaps and can develop leaf burn. Always test on a leaf or two the day before spraying the whole plant.

    I hope this will be of some benefit to you; if not, perhaps you can share the recipe with someone who can use it.

    Hugs and good health to you~Dusty
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    3796 days ago
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