SparkPeople Natural Healing Team Messageboard Thought it would be good to have a group that deals with natural healing (homeopathy, herbal remedies etc...). Hope to see some people here SparkPeople Natural Healing Team Messageboard Thoughts on this quote: "A little oddity is a good thing. Being too sensible will rob you of all the fun. Pace yourself in both areas and let's go for a run and let your hair loose to fly free!" Mon, 4 Nov 2019 11:13:34 EST What’s something that will always be in fashion, Kindness, good manners Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:48:39 EST Allergie ~Natural Support Saw Dr Z had a new video out with the symptoms which characterize having allergies and natural (including nutritional) things we can do to support the body into healing if anyone is interested in giving it a view. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Sun, 19 May 2019 21:05:18 EST Learning about essential oils Hi...I'm Terry...I've been trying to de toxify my life for the past several is a process....a couple of months ago, I started into the world of essential!!! <BR> I know, some people look at me oddly, but, what do you think people used before marketed medications and cleaners?? yup...natural items....this has opened a whole new world for me...I feel healthier and emotionally calmer.... <BR> I hope there are a few of you out there that share my passion....I'd love to g... Sun, 5 May 2019 09:26:37 EST Howdy from Texas <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Whenever possible, I use natural remedies instead of conventional alternatives. There is a time and place for everything. <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:12:19 EST Naturally Healing plants <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6562290 </link> Sun, 27 Jan 2019 19:29:33 EST Hi from an Israeli ND Hi all, <BR> <BR> I just recently joined and wanted to say hello. Are there any other natural health professionals here? I'd love to hear from you if you see this. Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:10:25 EST Peanut Butter question I would like to start making my own peanut butter. Does anyone know what kind of peanuts to use? Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:57:37 EST Does anyone like to Garden? Does anyone like to Garden? Gardening is a great form of Exercise. It can be a veggie Garden or a flower Garden but both require a workout. Sat, 28 Apr 2018 09:11:27 EST Does anyone Garden Here? It is great exercise and the food you can grow is better than the store bought stuff. <BR> <BR> I have the garden almost planted which has 6 above ground boxes that are 4ft X 12ft X 2ft. And weeding in the Blueberry Patch and putting the netting over it. Composting the Raspberries and strawberry boxes which are 12ft X 12ft X2ft. And we have 4 more garden boxes to build that are 4ft X 12ft X 2 ft high and 1 garden box that is 10ft X 10ft X 2ft. It is all filled with organic soil <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:22:22 EST new member Hi! My name is Jessie and I am 36. I just joined the group, since I like using alternative medicine more than traditional medicine, especially for pain. I do homeopathy, adaptive wheelchair yoga, meditation, aromatherapy, and some herbal remedies (some I can't do because of the other medicines I take). <BR> <BR> I'd love to chat with others who are into alternative medicine and are trying to lose weight. Thanks! Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:11:20 EST Healthy Tips Before you assume, learn the facts. <BR> Before you hurt someone, Feel. <BR> Before you speak, Think. <BR> Before you Judge, walk a mile in their shoes &amp; Then realize that you are not the judge! <BR> In fact there is only one judge. Have a Super POSITIVE day. Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:41:24 EST Hghly Processed Food May Raise Overall Cancer Risk Interesting article, but we already knew this. <BR> Highly Processed Foods May Raise Overall Cancer Risk <BR> <BR> From an article aimed at the medical community <BR> <BR> <link>https//<BR>892716?nlid=120705_2203&amp;src=WNL_md<BR>plsnews_180216_mscpedit_honc&amp;uac=2<BR>3494MN&amp;spon=7&amp;impID=1561272&amp;faf=1 </link> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 17:43:30 EST How would you respond to this: Help please, there is so much I disagree with in this email, I do not know where to start <em>582</em> <BR> <BR> "Personally I have never supported “natural” cures. I think of them as mainly cheaper in poor places. In Thailand they were popular until socialized medicine came along and those people could go to the hospital. Natural medicine evolved before germ theory and are thus based on mythical reasons for illness not science. <BR> <BR> So it is for places where people cannot afford m... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 13:36:20 EST Surprised to find homeopathic generics at CVS My granddaughter was sent home from school because her eye was hurting and the eyelid was swollen. I took her to CVS to get some eye drops and some Genteal for night-time. Some of the eye drops were homeopathic combinations (brand name Similasan). <BR> <BR> And right next to the Similasan brand was a CVS generic with the same remedies. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 11:44:32 EST Nutrient/food to increase focus I live quite close to a granddaughter having problems focusing enough to complete her homework. If she were living closer, I could take her for a more formal assessment etc. But I cannot. <BR> I'm looking for a vitamin / nutrient to get for her that's known for its ability to focus the mind. Sat, 28 Oct 2017 08:25:01 EST Are you a... herbalist? / homeopath? / naturalist? Just curious how folks here self-identify in their natural healing journey. <BR> <BR> I found homeopathy in 1990 following chemo -- I didn't want a repeat of the horror and wanted something that seemed to have sound medical principles. I found an MD whose primary mode is homeopathy. I've since gone to conferences and tried finding a study group. <BR> <BR> Herbs are something I get from my acupuncturist. I don't know too much about them, but I respect that a lot of our drugs began as pl... Tue, 24 Oct 2017 22:11:21 EST Foot fungus alternating peroxide / vinegar soaks Wondering if anyone has tried this. It's basically 5 minute soaking of infected toe. One day peroxide; the other vinegar. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>articles/toenailfungus.htm </link> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:19:15 EST Bedbug advice? My daughter and I live in an area that has bedbug issues (there's a landlord underneath her who has wall to wall mattresses and rents them by the day) and they have finally hit her condo. We've had it professionally treated and fingers crossed we don't have to do that again. It was pretty toxic -- all breathing things had to vacate and even a week later, she had puffy eyes. <BR> <BR> I use peppermint to discourage mice -- so I'm wondering if there's something natural that could be used ... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 21:19:50 EST Splinter help I usually can get stubborn splinters out by using a dab of thuja occidentalis and covering with a bandage. Somehow the thuja pulls the splinter to the surface. <BR> <BR> I've got a stubborn one that this isn't working on. If it makes a difference, the splinter is from a varnished bamboo piece. Sun, 1 Oct 2017 10:38:27 EST Just joined Hi, I'm new, I am looking forward to learn from this team! <em>67</em> Sun, 3 Sep 2017 14:00:26 EST Essential Oils Someone asked on our team wall about how we use essential oils. I'd like to know more and I think a topic might be useful to our team. The wall info will eventually disappear and be hard to find and a topic won't. <BR> <BR> Essential oils is an area I haven't explored much. I use peppermint oil to discourage fruit flies. <BR> <BR> I'd like to see other more human uses. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 07:24:12 EST Dr. Oz -- hype or sound information I catch Dr Oz occasionally on television and have heard some pretty amazing natural health recommendations. <BR> <BR> Just wondering what you all think. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:09:25 EST Waves hi I am Angel, a 30 something divorce who is fixing me Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:42:18 EST Hello I'm New and from Australia I'm a 50 year old, happily married mother of 2 grown up Children. <BR> <BR> I weigh-in currently at 59.5 kilo's and wish to get down to 52 kilo's and maintain at that. <BR> <BR> I attend Weight Watchers meetings not because I like their suggestions to eat low fat rubbish but mainly because going to the meetings helps keep me accountable. I do however like sticking to their New Smart Points System by eating my own way natural and organic where possible following other eating plans. <BR> ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 00:07:50 EST Pain We use lemongrass essential oil for pain. Maybe this can help someone! Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:48:02 EST Naturally I have been using organic and herbal for over 50 years. Started out with organic fruits and vegetables home grown, with natural imports from Germany from a grandfather like figure of long ago. It's hard for me to do things any other way. <BR> <BR> Some American doctors don't understand me that well because of my background. I'm used to taking charge of my own needs and coming up with my own solutions for many things. It's difficult for me to just follow another along the synthetic pill rout... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 10:04:18 EST Hi everyone Just joined this team--interested in learning about natural alternatives. Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:54:02 EST NES healing system Has anyone had an experience with NES? I've recently been hearing about this system and wanted to know more about it both as a practitioner's and a recipient's point of view. Sun, 2 Oct 2016 05:49:56 EST Hi everyone Hi my name is Tonya, and I joined this team because I'm interested in learning more about natural healing. I on a mission for overall better health, and finding natural ways to improve my health sounds great. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone...have a great day. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 19:34:23 EST Hi there from Rotorua NZL I am a warm and friendly Maori [Ma-or-re] Native of New Zealand <BR> I have been contemplating, and I have decided to do a 40 day juicing fast starting now and finishing on the 22nd of September 2:15pm. <BR> Ive never ever fasted in my life. Why do I wanna fast?? you might ask - Firstly I weigh 330 pounds, and I am not happy about it. <BR> <BR> However, n the first weekend of November I am going to put myself through an excruciating painful process to finish my almost completed moko kauae... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 14:03:55 EST If joy became the national currency... If joy became the national currency, what kind of work would make you wealthy? <BR> <BR> Being a stand up comedian with the sort of comedy that opens just a slightly different perspective on fact/s <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 13:36:33 EST Aloe Vera juice When you mix aloe vera juice and glutamine powder and drink it, it heals stomach problems. I was told to get a kind without citric acid. Anyone know a recipe for making your own aloe vera juice or know if citric acid can be okay because it is so much cheaper? Fri, 24 Jun 2016 23:48:30 EST Hi! I am excited to be a part of this team :) My name is Mellie and I have been into natural healing since high school. I am now in my 30s, so it's been awhile :) Wed, 15 Jun 2016 10:24:26 EST Mosquito bite relief Four of us went camping in a place that had a lot of mosquitoes. <BR> <BR> We used a spray, but when we showered, all of us picked up a lot of bites on the skin that had been protected by clothes. <BR> <BR> We've been using Apis remedy which seems to ease the scratching. <BR> White vinegar seems to help. <BR> <BR> Any other natural remedies? Wed, 1 Jun 2016 15:28:54 EST Jet lag -- natural ways to handle it Do you deal successfully with jet lag? How? I suffer from it and I've got grandchildren 8 hours away by jet, so I've got lots of bad experience with it. <BR> <BR> Things I tried: <BR> -- getting up earlier in the USA to get a closer match to the UK time. <BR> -- sleeping pills <BR> <BR> Things I'm looking at <BR> -- melatonina ahead of travel (SP has an article) <BR> -- a mix of remedies called 'No Jet Lag" Tue, 10 May 2016 07:20:15 EST spirulina anyone? I have a damaged immune system from very aggressive chemo that saved my life in 1990. It took 2 years for me to recover and I had ample time to experiment on myself because I was getting weekly blood tests. I found that 2 things had a direct positive effect on rebuilding white blood cells: garlic and spirulina. <BR> <BR> For some reason over the years, I dropped spirulina from my daily routine. Maybe I simply ran out one time and forgot to buy it again. I added it once again two months a... Sun, 8 May 2016 09:22:35 EST Looking for a source to buy gurmar or gymnema There's a ton of diabetes genetically in my family, so I'm looking at some things to do proactively before it's diagnosed. <BR> <BR> I read an article from Homeopathy Today about using Gurmar (herbal name gymnema sylvestre) or Gymnema to reduced sugar cravings and sugar binging. <BR> <BR> We've found in my family we can predict the onslaught of T1 by whether even a young child is binging on sugary things. <BR> <BR> I've looked at my 2 favorites places to purchase remedies but neither had... Thu, 5 May 2016 13:48:07 EST Sites that have disappointed you - let's be honest Some sites are great information sources -- other sites not so great. We rarely show the ones that disappoint. <BR> <BR> I joined Dr. Weil's site for a free vitamin analysis and cannot believe the ton of emails that closed down my inbox. I could not unsubscribe there and there were a ton: daily, weekly, monthly, daily vitamin, daily this. I finally had to put him into spam. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 May 2016 07:30:34 EST Natural? Is going Natural helping you? <BR> <BR> Do you feel a difference?? Sun, 7 Feb 2016 17:20:48 EST 16 Goals for 2016 16 Goals To Set For the Coming Year That Are More About Enjoying What You Have Than Chasing What You Don’t <BR> -- by Brianna Wiest (author of The Human Element and The Truth About Everything) <BR> <BR> What if we made goals that were more about loving what we have rather than chasing what we don’t? What if we realized that it’s what we were seeking in the first place? It’s something to consider – if not even try just a little. Here, a few ideas to get you started: <BR> <BR> 1. Pick up w... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:22:23 EST Fighting off colds with baking soda? <link><BR>w-to-fight-colds-and-the-flu-with-baki<BR>ng-soda-1/#xzEtvzIxcuJrR5AB.01 </link> <BR> <BR> I think it's working for me. <BR> <BR> Why? Tue, 29 Dec 2015 22:54:37 EST HUGE! I purchased some really good CoQ10 supplements. <BR> <BR> The softgels are HUGE! <BR> <BR> How in the world do I swallow them? <BR> Is there a different way to take them? Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:23:41 EST Why take probiotics? My Chiropractor gave me a handout about the reasons WHY taking a probiotic would be smart. <BR> <BR> Reasons: +you take or have taken antibiotics <BR> +you drink alcohol (even a little amount) <BR> + you are under stress <BR> + you do not have an appendix <BR> + you want to maintain a healthy system <BR> <BR> Do you fit any of these reasons? Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:19:12 EST Chiro pain relief? What Essential Oil can I take to help relieve Chiro-induced pain? Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:16:59 EST . . Sat, 21 Nov 2015 23:08:12 EST Your Own Perfect Medicine? Okay... when it comes to natural remedies/medicine, I've always been pretty open-minded, especially with regard to ideas rooted in ancient medicine... though I recently ran across an idea that I find quite challenging: <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (The WHOLE book online for FREE!!!) <BR> <link><BR>ne-therapy-ebook.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.s... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 12:11:18 EST Are Pesticides Contributing ..widespread Diabetes "In the seemingly never-ending debate over the merits of organic versus conventionally grown food, there is enough scientific research out there to argue fiercely and convincingly on either side. But now you might have a new, surprising reason to be wary of the pesticides in your produce: diabetes" <BR> <BR> . <link><BR>icides-contributing-to-the-worldwide-s<BR>urge-in-diabetes . </link> Thu, 5 Nov 2015 19:12:36 EST Gluten problems For those of you who have a gluten problem: Please know that you are extra susceptible to thyroid problems (not getting enough iodine rich foods) and also gall bladder problems (eating too much oil or nuts). Fri, 30 Oct 2015 16:24:48 EST Wild Oregano Oil I've read that WOO is great for many things. <BR> <BR> So, I purchased some. <BR> <BR> The first time I used it, I had no problems with it. <BR> <BR> The second time I used it, I started having problems it. Am I allergic to it? Am I not taking it at the right time? <BR> <BR> Any advice? Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:53:59 EST A fan of all that is natural Hi fellow Sparkies! <BR> <BR> I'm not new to SP nor new to this team. lol <BR> I've been a member for quite some time, but have been busy writing and publishing a book. <BR> <BR> Now since the book has been published and I am currently am writing another one, I need breaks from the story. <BR> <BR> So, I can now catch up on things. <BR> <BR> I'm a fan of all that is natural. However, I appreciate medicine when it is necessary. Especial pain meds! <BR> <BR> I ended up with a Leak... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 16:01:51 EST No meds for me..... Hello everyone! I am new to the group. I've decided to give up OTC medications and try my best to stay off prescription ones. I"m very much interested in natural ways of healing and am hoping to find support and ideas here. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:36:35 EST How do you cope with failure? ...and do you see it as a valuable lesson? <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 12:34:27 EST Love my herbs Hi all! I'm new on here, but so far I'm loving it! I love working with herbs and making everything I and my family need medicinally with them. I'm looking forward to meeting new people who share my love of natural living! Sat, 15 Aug 2015 19:32:33 EST Hi Everyone! I find natural healing very intriguing, and look forward to learning about it as well as employing it in my life. Thank you! Sat, 25 Apr 2015 19:55:21 EST I want to be healthy and PILL free! I am striving to become free of this High Blood Pressure medication. Prayerfully, as I reduce my weight my doctor will release me from "this chain"! I have never been on daily medication but I guess my whole body-just stopped-with my daughter's death. (or it just felt like it). Her husband, my son in-law, has given me her juicer and I'm using that "thang" like mad! LOL! He is also into Natural Healing and Foods but with 4 children to raise alone he's kinda busy often. Any help would be apprec... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 18:42:04 EST HEALING and HEALTH Go hand and hand. Thought I would check out this team and see what I can learn. <BR> ~Erin Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:05:08 EST Avocados Here are 10 great health benefits of avocado. <BR> <BR> 1. It Helps Keep You Smart <BR> Here is some food for thought: avocados are filled with omega-3 fatty acids and natural vitamin E, which are both great for your brain. For instance, they improve the blood supply to your pre-frontal cortex, which is the part of your brain responsible for planning, decision making and critical thinking. <BR> <BR> 2. It Reduces Cholesterol <BR> Avocado is filled with fats that are good for you, with one c... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 12:56:38 EST VIDEO SERIES: The Truth About Cancer <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> REGISTER for FREE, here: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/spring5.php?a_aid=1618291# </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> * Episode 1: Modern Medicine & The Cancer Pandemic (March 30th 9:00PM... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:11:24 EST coconut oil for severe acne? My 14 year old daughter has severe acne and I've read that coconut oil can help alleviate the breakouts, the redness (because of it's anti-inflammatory properties) and can repair the skin. Has anyone had any experience with this? <BR> <BR> Thank you! Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18:45:33 EST Migraine Headaches I am new to this site. I have just come off a 7 day migraine and am wondering if anyone has any natural help for this illness. I have suffered for years and have prescription meds but woud love to take something that could ward off these painful strikes. The meds I have are supposed to do that but this time failed miserably. <BR> Thanks and Happy New Year <BR> Islayy <em>39</em> . Sun, 4 Jan 2015 15:21:25 EST Newbie Good Morning <BR> Somehow this introduction slipped by me. I am very interested in Natural products to replace RXs if possible. <BR> I am suffuring from arthritis in my upper shoulder, back and knees. I am going to try hydrotherapy for this. <BR> Also suffer from IBS. <BR> I look forward to trying this new team. <em>524</em> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:10:38 EST natural in all ways and loving it Hello everyone; I have been exploring and trying out natural stuff for the last 25 years, from the healthiest type of supplements, to healing with natural path, Reiki, gi-gong, crystals, aromatherapy and more. <BR> <BR> I am going on 48 and I hardly have any grey hair and I look much younger then my age, I always say it is because I live naturally. <BR> <BR> Whenever a flu feels like it might be taking root, I get out all my natural remedies and nip it in the bud, or if I do get sick it do... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 03:24:02 EST New to natural healing Looking forward to increasing my knowledge regarding natural healing it's become a big interest and I've tried several that I've googled. Lately turmeric tea excellent for inflammation. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 05:38:36 EST I now want a lemon balm plant! <link><BR>lants-herbs-part-one-lemon-balm-yarrow<BR>-willow </link> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:23:02 EST Hello from Auburn, Washington Hello, I'm very happy I found this team <em>213</em> <BR> I've see that my sparkfriends joined this team, and I've been really interested in natural healing, for a while now. Thanks to Deepak Chopra. Thanks you for starting this team. I know that I will love it here. Have a peaceful day my friends <em>135</em> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:53:54 EST Hello! I'm new...again Hi!! I'm Shelly and I just rejoined Spark! I had an account a long time ago but didn't utilize it like I should've! I'm an 8th grade teacher and have about 30 pounds to lose. I'm trying not to focus on the scale too much... I just want to feel good and healthy!! I tend to do well for awhile and then once I have a hiccup it goes downhill from there..I love how Spark is community based and I look forward to interacting with all of you, keeping each other on track, and exchanging advice :) Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:38:24 EST New here I've recently gained 30 pounds in the last 4. Months. I'm hoping I can get support in losing it again. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 19:18:31 EST Hello from West Palm Beach Hi everyone - I am in West Palm Beach. I have been an active member of Spark since 2007. I am a runner and triathlete. Over the past few years I have started paying more attention to eating whole foods, organic foods, and most recently started researching use of essential oils for healing. I am currently nursing a broken ankle, and have found that some oils are helping, and I am also taking tart cherry juice which seems to help with some of the inflammation. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward t... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 08:30:30 EST Fun photo for the day <img src=""> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:00:25 EST What’s your least favorite mode of transportation? <em>533</em> <em>433</em> <em>540</em> <em>217</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:55:06 EST One of my herbal supplements is going off the mark Genetically, I inherited high cholesterol. For the past several years, I've used Red Yeast Rice to assist in lowering it. It's got a trace amount of statin in it and it was working for me. <BR> <BR> I subscribe to the FDA recalls and awas saddened to see Red Yeast Rice on the list. Not for the brand I use, but it won't be far behind. Wonder if that means I can get it by prescription or that it simply won't be available. <BR> <BR><BR>584.htm?sourc... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 09:22:06 EST How was YOUR 4th of July?? HI everyone! <BR> <BR> We had a great 4th yesterday! We went to mother in-laws for bbq which was a lot of fun! Lots of great food, friends, family. Nice weather! Not too hot or too cool! Yes, we live in Washington State, so go figure on the weather sometimes! LOL <BR> <BR> My mother in law loves to entertain and has some great recipes! (People did bring items to this bbq though.) <BR> FOOD! Appetizers, brats, salmon, roasted veggies, salad, baked beans. Then there was cheesecake, ice cre... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:26:11 EST NEWBIE! - My name is Debbie Hi there, <BR> My name is Debbie.. My short story is that I am married, no kids. Married later in life - married for 15yrs now. 52yrs old or young I should say! I have some health issues - fibromyalgia, which is pretty manageable. Had a leg injury 2.5yrs ago, and that has made life quite challenging, as walking is coming back very slowly. <BR> <BR> I don't do gluten (often). I am not celiac, but have one elevated marker. I eat fairly simple. I do various healing avenues for my health. I c... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:06:08 EST What advice would you give to yourself 3 years ago That it is possible that what appears at first to be a horrific situation can bring blessings beyond your most appreciated gifts. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:33:23 EST Hello from Gig Harbor, WA Why am I Well2Day? Because I believe we are where we are because of the choices we made yesterday. If we make bad ones then we suffer the consequences. In my case I am where I am because I was addicted to chocolate, sugar, and caffeine. I live life now by my branded motto: Tomorrow's wellness reflects today's choices. <BR> I am 51 years old and while the rest of my family takes all sorts of medications for all sorts of health issues. I on the other hand take none. I find natural alternatives... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 02:16:20 EST Dealing with public transportation Just started commuting by rail -- very quiet and pretty clean -- but a short trip on the subway -- not so quiet and definitely not as clean. <BR> <BR> Was thinking about carry something to kind of ward of the germs. <BR> <BR> Recommends? Wed, 4 Jun 2014 07:59:29 EST Hello Hello I'm Lizzie. I'm new, Sun, 1 Jun 2014 12:23:12 EST What is your ideal diet? Mine is including all the organic food from our gardens and other whole unprocessed food. Tue, 27 May 2014 14:33:38 EST When did you first fall in love? <em>129</em> The first time I thought I fell in love was when I was four. Wed, 21 May 2014 21:11:04 EST pain relief after broken wrist operation Hi all, <BR> <BR> My mother had a severely broken wrist and had an operation to have a plate put in. She has long since healed, but continues to experience pain, sometimes quite severe. She takes pain killers very sparingly (she's afraid of medicine). I have given her arnica cream and a capsaicin cream, but neither seem to be helping very much. She also suffers from osteoarthritis in other parts of her body and believes there is arthritis in the wrist as well. She eats well and takes all th... Tue, 20 May 2014 20:13:33 EST Favorite cleaner for mass cleaning? Moving into a new place shortly and during the walkthru I noticed that my cleaning standards were higher than the owners. I will be doing massive cleaning when I move in. <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite general purpose cleaner or combinations of natural items for cleaning? Sat, 17 May 2014 07:57:40 EST Camu Camu Powder I don't drink sodas but I like carbonation and drink club soda or seltzer water. I like to add natural flavorings and came across Camu Camu powder. <BR> <BR> It adds a great taste with one little problem. The powder is clumpy and never really dissolves. I noticed the packaging recommends smoothies and sprinkling over other fruits, so just stirring in water may never work. <BR> <BR> So if anyone has used this successfully in plain water, I'd love to hear some tips. Or perhaps you've ... Fri, 16 May 2014 06:57:09 EST aloha! hi everyone! I've been into natural healing since the 90s and although there are many great supplements and extracts to heal our bodies...not everything works the same way for every body...similar to losing weight. <BR> <BR> Always do your research <BR> <BR> Always check the list of ingredients in supplements and extracts (you may be surprised what you're getting) <BR> <BR> Always buy from a reputable company. <BR> <BR> And never sacrifice quality over quantity. <BR> <BR> ps...the ... Thu, 15 May 2014 01:28:19 EST Hypothyroid I'm currently taking Armour thyroid and my blood values are now in the normal range. I recently lost over 60 lbs before I was diagnosed. Now I am trying to lose more weight and instead seem to be gaining even though I'm using my same diet. Has anyone had success with supplement to help metabolism that won't interfere with Armour? Sun, 11 May 2014 08:33:39 EST Hypericum Perferatum is great for tooth soreness I'm under a bit of stress and knew that it would come out physically somewhere. <BR> <BR> It did -- I have a Maryland Bridge in my mouth and also wear a retainer each evening because my teeth were straightened when I was fully an adult. <BR> <BR> I went to the dentist yesterday because the area with the bridge felt bruised to the touch and the bridge itself felt loose. He said I was clenching my teeth a lot and the retainer was pushing down extra hard. <BR> <BR> Feeling better now that ... Sat, 10 May 2014 08:08:29 EST oil pulling for dental health I've read a number of articles on this. Tried it for the first time last night. Basically, take a couple of spoonfuls of coconut oil and swish in the mouth for 15-20 minutes. Spit, rinse, brush teeth. It's supposed to remove toxins and strengthen the tooth enamel. <BR> <BR> Some people report amazing results, others say it doesn't help much. <BR> <BR> Just wondering, does anyone here have experience with this? Wed, 30 Apr 2014 17:33:50 EST Are you comfortable talking to strangers? <em>211</em> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 22:49:02 EST Do you like to plan things out in detail or ... Do you like to plan things out in detail or be spontaneous? Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:11:27 EST What traditions have been passed . What traditions have been passed down in your family? Thu, 3 Apr 2014 08:18:53 EST Why Does Thrift Matter: Is It a Practicality or... Why Does Thrift Matter: Is It a Practicality or a Virtue? Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:50:03 EST Is there a difference between honesty and ,,,, Is there a difference between honesty and truthfulness? Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:31:29 EST What was the best thing that happened to you this What was the best thing that happened to you this week? <BR> <BR> I rediscovered that using the skill sets I have learned smoothed out rough spots. <em>213</em> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 13:56:38 EST Stop the Corporate Takeover of Organics Take action here: <BR> <link><BR>rd-petition/#petition </link> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:21:46 EST Mononucleosis My daughter has mononucleosis and has had it for 3 weeks now. Are there any suggestions as to how she shorten the duration of it and keep it from coming back on her? Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:53:05 EST hi from Seattle Hi, I'm Kelly and I used to be on this team. Glad to be back! I look forward to getting reacquainted as well as getting to know the team. I also have a team regarding natural healing called Natural Remedies For Healthy Living, small and just getting started. Come visit sometime! <BR> I am an herbalist and medical assistant/phlebotomist and I work part time in a naturopathic clinic. <BR> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:47:02 EST How do you engage with panhandlers on the street? What feelings do they evoke? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:57:58 EST Natural healing very interesting concept Hello my name is Maria from Illinois. <BR> <BR> I have always wanted to learn more of natural healing. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:45:41 EST Hello from NJ Good morning all. I'm a divorced mother of 3 daughters, my oldest is 21 and currently working at Disney World in Fl. My youngest 2, ages 10 and 12 are still home along with our 2 cats. Within the past 2 years I have really stepped up on exercising regularly and paying more attention to my eating habits. More recently, I have had elevated A1C levels and am adamant about not progressing to diabetes. My doctor has not prescribed any medications as I am at the borderline level, so I am trying... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 11:43:16 EST Do you feel people are equally complicated? ...with just different complications....or? Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:46:44 EST Do you like to watch ice skating? I have been watching the U.S, Championships and am not only impressed with the grace, creativity and athletic abilities but amazed how the skaters can bounce back and move right on from falls and/or mis-steps, Wow!! <em>353</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 23:47:31 EST How do you celebrate New Years? <em>351</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 21:21:48 EST New and questions. I am new to the group and looking to get off all but one of my medications and want to go herbal. Any ideas the best way to get started with that? Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:31:01 EST Help, please: Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse (Sorry this is so long... I wanted to be thorough right off the bat so as to not waste anyone's time.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi! I am looking for responses from people who have any experience with the following SPECIFIC cleanse: <BR> <BR> The Liver and Gallbladder Flush (you have to scoll down the page half-way) <BR> <link><BR>allbladder/ </link> <BR> <BR> Dr. Hulda Clark'sLiver Cleanse - Recipe <BR> <link><BR>/l... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 17:53:42 EST Liver / Gallbladder Cleanse... anyone? (Sorry this is so long... I wanted to be thorough right off the bat so as to not waste anyone's time.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hi! I am looking for responses from people who have any experience with the following SPECIFIC cleanse: <BR> <BR> The Liver and Gallbladder Flush (you have to scoll down the page half-way) <BR> <link><BR>allbladder/ </link> <BR> <BR> Dr. Hulda Clark'sLiver Cleanse - Recipe <BR> <link><BR>/l... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:42:30 EST Do you think LOVE is chemical, intellectual, .... Do you think LOVE is chemical, intellectual, spiritual — or completely undefinable? <BR> <em>129</em> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 13:21:17 EST Eat nuts! <link><BR>archive/2013/12/02/tree-nuts-healthy-f<BR>ats.aspx?e_cid=20131202Z1A_PRNL_art_1&<BR>utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&utm<BR>_content=art1&utm_campaign=20131202Z1A<BR>&et_cid=DM34550&et_rid=354613338 </link> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 14:48:16 EST Name 5 things you are Thankful for in your life -My thriving good health and fitness of body, mind and spirit <BR> -Loving parents who gave me so many guidelines for a happy life <BR> -My husbands and lovers who became lasting friends <BR> -Friendships that nurture and contribute to my growth <BR> -Lifestyle that allows me to make whatever schedule I want <BR> -Freedom from all debt and a happy home shared with good man and love dogs <BR> -Vivid dreams and excellent intuition <BR> <em>353</em> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 20:44:30 EST What are you FREAKISHLY good at? Sometimes I forget details but never a concept. I have excellent concept retention. <BR> <BR> and you? Sat, 23 Nov 2013 14:56:48 EST NATURAL REMEDIES FOR COLDS i'm not a doctor or anything close but I'm into natural remedies and use myself as guinea pig and these have worked for me as far as either keeping colds away or getting rid of them quickly. naturally, avoiding those with colds and keeping hands clean and away from face and/or mucous membranes are a given. ive tried zinc lozenges and Echinacea for years and haven't noticed a difference, but the following have done wonders. all the best!! <BR> <BR> oil of oregano (standardized extract w/... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:26:02 EST What does FEAR feel like, in your body? I have a strange manifestation of fear in my body when it is an imminent danger. Like when I was on a solo flight and sucked up so swiftly that the altimeter was spinning and another time when I had to evade a large engine that fell off a flatbed truck in front of me. In both instances my right leg began shaking to the point I had to steady it with my hand so I could use it to control/navigate both the airplane and the car. <BR> With not so imminent dangers I feel the chi drain from my body... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 14:26:24 EST Do you have a morning ritual? Coffee is how I start the day, then write gratitudes, read emails, shower and dress for breakfast. I am fond of lounging in the morning. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:00:35 EST Where + when do you get your BEST IDEAS? Sometimes I have dreams that are so vivid and yield good ideas but I think I get my best ideas when I am out on a beautiful day, walking and taking in the sky. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> How about you? Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:12:03 EST In case anyone is still scared of sat fats More and more sources of public information are reporting what many of us have known all along... <BR> <link><BR>at-was-a-huge-mistake-graphs-2013-11 </link> Fri, 8 Nov 2013 22:59:10 EST What’s the most out-of-c haracter choice ... What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made? <BR> <BR> I found public speaking was completely out of my comfort zone when I took a class and was required to make speeches in that small forum. <BR> My most out of character choice was when I was once again coerced into attending another EST seminar. When the speaker asked "Why do you feel you don't need to be here" I stood up and addressed the huge conference room full of people. That speech felt liberating and surprisingly wel... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 11:03:31 EST What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but..... What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? Sun, 3 Nov 2013 14:15:16 EST What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received? Being nominated for a MacArthur Foundation fellowship by a brilliant man. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:16:18 EST What is the one thing that should be taught... What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already? Sun, 27 Oct 2013 13:05:24 EST New and curious Good morning. I'm very intrigued by the premise of this Spark Team. Currently I live in Florida and the weather has just become wonderful for being outdoors. The concept of natural healing and health maintenance has always been something I believe in, but there is much for me to learn. Looking forward to much enlightenment and learning. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 07:34:27 EST Do you have a favorite movie? Hard to name just one, Powwow Highway comes to mind first as it is a tradition to watch it with my man once a year and he likes it as much as me. Love the story and the music. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 16:14:27 EST Peppermint benefits <link><BR>archive/2013/10/14/peppermint-health-b<BR>enefits.aspx?e_cid=20131014Z1_PRNL_art<BR>_2&utm_source=prmrnl&utm_medium=email&<BR>utm_content=art2&utm_campaign=20131014Z1 </link> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:16:54 EST Home Remedy for a Sore Throat I do like many of the things Dr. Kim writes. I mostly like his calm, sincere attitude. <BR> <link><BR>.htm </link> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:12:55 EST NEED HELP NOW This morning I grabbed a natural soap (liquid) and used it instead of contact lense solution. I probably didn't rinse it well enough, took the contact out, and keep rinsing with contanct lense solution, but it keeps irritating it. <BR> <BR> Having had a torn cornea and gone through that, I know there's not too much they can do for eye pain. <BR> <BR> Any natural eye suggestions? If it get's worse, I'll go to the doctor tomorrow, still not sure what they can do. <BR> <BR> The blurriness i... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:03:30 EST Dairy products <link><BR>/dairy-free-dairy-6-reason_b_558876.html </link> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 17:10:52 EST Top GMO foods and petition for labeling On page 3 of the article, you will find two petitions: one for US and one for Canada. Please sign. This is so very important for our well-being! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>nkenfoods-to-avoid.html?page=1 </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:14:57 EST How much cardio do you average... ...per day? <BR> <BR> What are you favorite workouts? <BR> <BR> According to my BodyMedia Fit monitor I am averaging about an hour a day. My favorite is walking in my Kangoo Jumps with a couple of dogs. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 13:13:19 EST Chaga anyone? Has anyone on this team tried chaga? I bought some today from our "mushroom man" at the local farmers' market. I've been researching it today, but I'd like to hear from anyone who has had personal experience drinking the tea made from it. Did it help you? How? Were there any side effects? I'd appreciate any information you can send me. Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:43:03 EST DIY HOMEMADE LIP PLUMPER RECIPE <em>212</em> <BR> This is basically what all those expensive lip plumping products am made of in one form or another in various much you use of these depends on the individual. If you are used to lip plumping treatments and the burning/tingling sensation they give you then use more of the extracts/spices. If you have sensitive/newbie lips then use less. <BR> First find a base lip balm that is unflavored/uncolored..I use Vaseline but any plain lip balm will work.IMPORTANT N... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:40:54 EST Newbie with questions Hello everyone! I'm a MWF,Early 40's,currently living in Northern VA I have no kids but a 30 + pd ( not fat just a large breed) cat who acts/thinks he is one and is spoiled rotten even by my devoted dog lover husband who he has wrapped around his paw! I am new to starting "eating healthy" 95% of the time cutting out sweets,soda,fast food,etc the majority of the time. I started my "diet" the end of April/start of May and have pretty much stuck top it with the exception of a day here and ther... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 01:00:02 EST Garlic An exciting new study was just published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research showing the incredible ability of raw garlic to lower cancer risk by 30 to 44 percent, even in smokers. <BR> <BR> The study examined almost 6,000 people and was conducted between 2003 to 2013 by the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in China to explore the association between eating raw garlic and lung cancer. <BR> <BR> They found that eating raw garlic twice a week can cut the risk... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 13:27:58 EST What are the qualities of a powerful woman? This question came to me when a most respected and very bright lady friend expressed she did not consider herself a powerful woman. I see her as a poweful woman as she has qualities I respect from her open minded non-judgemental awareness to forging past her health issues without complaint. She exudes confidence that is contageous and I was shocked she did not see herself as powerful. <BR> <BR> What are some of the qualities you have of a powerful woman? Thu, 8 Aug 2013 09:29:08 EST Do you compost? Here's why you ought to be... <BR> <link><BR>u-should-compost/ </link> <BR> I couldn't imagine not having a place to throw my kitchen scraps, leaves, used duckhouse straw, etc. And thinking about kitchen scraps putrefying inside plastic bags gives me bad dreams LOL!. And garbage disposals just add to plumbing/sanitation problems and that's such a waste anyway. I love my compost pile! Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:20:34 EST Another reason for a plant based diet <link><BR>fault.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> This is referring to first video on pigs...the direct link did not work. <em>39</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:23:16 EST Do you observe principles of Feng Sui? I do give feng sui principles consideration when arranging my living areas and definitely see vast improvements in auspicious flow of energy when I give my home/yard/patios a good cleaning. Sweeping out stagnate energy! <em>67</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 19:09:01 EST Inquisitive Newbie Heya :) My name is Jami and I'm a 32 year old bipolar USAF wife in Arkansas. I am a mom of 5 ( 3 have fur ) and writer/artist. <BR> <BR> I am here for a number of reasons but in regards to my interest in Natural Healing both my daughter and myself are currently dealing with mental health problems and on medications. I had tried to keep her off of medication as long as possible through using many natural methods including gluten free, certain herbs and such, and elimination diets such as GA... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 02:11:16 EST New here I've been looking for spark teams that relate to my current obsession. LOL. For the past year, I've been seeing a naturapathic doctor for a hormonal imbalance / fibrocystic breast issues and/or breast cancer issues. (I've never been diagnosed but have lumps.) I love reading information on clean eating, whole foods, vegan lifestyle (not that I follow one), natural healing and alternative medicine. I think God has given us everything that we need to live a healthy life here on this planet ... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 17:13:47 EST Which aspects of your life need to be improved? I am still carrying some residue of resentments that cloud my way. Using tools are helping and I am hopeful that I can make the needed shift. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 15:28:24 EST Toss toxic room fresheners and do this instead: <link><BR>ents </link> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:08:40 EST Did you know this about talcum powder Read about it here: <BR> <link><BR>343974/Women-regularly-use-talcum-powd<BR>er-increase-risk-ovarian-cancer-24.html </link> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:22:28 EST 16 Superb Health Benefits of Cucumber Pick a handful of firm, dark green cucumbers and pop them into your shopping basket. Congratulations! You have just bought yourself a fruit (yes, the cool cuke is fruit, not a vegetable) full of good health! <BR> <BR> Here is a short list of the impressive health benefits that a cucumber carries: <BR> <BR> Keeps you hydrated. If you are too busy to drink enough water, munch on the cool cucumber, which is 96 percent water. It will cheerfully compensate! <BR> Fights heat, both inside and out.... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 08:58:54 EST Sunscreen Does anyone have any information about non chemical sunscreens that are safe to use/ <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> Nancy Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:53:35 EST Hi Im New Hi my name is Julie. I am 51 years old and I live in New York. I believe natural healing is the way to go. This looks like a great team. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 14:27:11 EST Remedies/ questions for elbow mobility after cast? Hey everyone! I have a question for you all..... <BR> <BR> About a month ago my 7 year old son broke his arm right above his elbow so they cast it and it was in a bent angle for the last 4 weeks. Yesterday they took his cast off and said they want him to regain the mobility in the elbow since it is a tad stiff (they basically want him to be able to straighten it and to touch his shoulder by freely moving that joint). It is a bit stiff, he can't bend it much more than the 90 degrees but ca... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:29:52 EST Is it possible to know, without a doubt... Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil? Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:46:01 EST Hi Newbie to this team I just joined this team yesterday and wanted to say hi to everyone. I've had an interest in natural healing since the 1970's. All aspects of natural healing are of interest to me so I look forward to being part of this team. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 14:33:30 EST Do you have moments of bliss? It is one of my great joys to be so completely in the moment that everything feels absolutely like the blessing it is. My bliss moments usually happen when I am walking or road biking with some sweet song in my ears. <em>188</em> <BR> <BR> You? Sat, 8 Jun 2013 17:14:15 EST How would you define 'elderly' Is it a certain age or more a state of mind...or? Wed, 5 Jun 2013 12:09:12 EST Do you have a favorite 'Rule of Thumb'? ie: Never walk down stairs with your hands in your pockets. Sat, 1 Jun 2013 18:25:21 EST New to team... Hey! I'm Kim and I'm very interested in natural healing, living a healthy lifestyle, alternative medicine, and any holistic approach to health promotion and disease prevention. I'm looking forward to learning lots from y'all! Hopefully I'll have something to share as well.... Thu, 30 May 2013 21:54:29 EST Good news about local organic foods I was reading some of the FB comments about the march against monsanto in Montreal and found some very interesting information. <BR> <BR> 1 - We have a rooftop organic farm right in the middle of downtown, and one of their delivery points is close to my suburban home!! So I started researching a little more and found other local farmers who also deliver veggies, fruit and meat, all organic. I don't have a car, so this is terrifically good news for me. <BR> <BR> 2 - Someone posted a link to ... Sat, 25 May 2013 18:13:22 EST New to Team Somewhat recently rejoined spark but don't think I was ever on this team before. I was browsing and saw you had a gluten thread, which is a topic I am very interested in. <BR> <BR> Will jump in more on a different day, just wanted to say hello. <em>213</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 10:56:14 EST March against Monstanto March 25 Official website: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Scroll down on the Home page to see the purpose <BR> <BR> Click the Events menu item to see where you can attend the march. <BR> <BR> Last I saw, 44 countries will be participating! Sat, 18 May 2013 21:08:02 EST could this be a negative reaction to salt? Had the family over for Mother's Day potluck lunch (homemade, healthy, and familiar foods). Then we ordered Chinese food for dinner. <BR> <BR> I've been on a pretty strict salt restriction for a few years now but still eat out a few times a year. The day after eating the Chinese food, I was hurting in every muscle and joint. No fever or any other signs of cold or flu. My recently broken hand was once again swollen as were my arthritic knees. This is the first time it has happened to me. <BR... Sat, 18 May 2013 08:52:44 EST How to Boost Your Intake of Polyphenol Antioxidant <em>289</em> <link><BR>-Polyphenol-Antioxidants </link> <BR> I feel it is important to definitely go organic at least on the produce that is on the "Dirty Dozen" list. <link><BR>wsAd&gclid=CKmkgc_Qn7cCFYFhMgodOUUAWg </link> <em>277</em> Sat, 18 May 2013 08:14:58 EST I'm excited about this book on foraging I backed this on Kickstarter last March. You can still pre-order it at: <BR> <link> </link> Fri, 10 May 2013 21:41:55 EST Hello Everyone! I've been interested in natural healing for about a year. I look forward to learning more. Mon, 6 May 2013 15:51:52 EST What is your favorite 'life is stranger than... What is your favorite 'life is stranger than fiction' moment? Fri, 3 May 2013 17:09:44 EST anyone have any natural remedies for warts My nine year old has developed a wart on his finger. Any ideas on how I can get rid of it naturally? Thu, 2 May 2013 16:49:54 EST Help I have a cough that WILL NOT go away. I have done the hot water, tea, raw honey, lime, lemon...vix on the chest back and feet....DM showers....What else can I try? I'm 90% sure it's viral because I'm not really coughing up a bunch of green stuff and my nose is not stopped up. Thu, 2 May 2013 14:46:06 EST Do you play Brain Games? I joined Lumosity in January and feel like it has improved my cognitive skills. I play it every day and find it a fun challenge. <em>58</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:46:26 EST Buying Seeds is Becoming Difficult <link><BR>irty_secret_of_organic_seeds </link> <BR> <BR> "“The dirty secret of the organic seed industry is that seeds are getting contaminated (with genetically modified organisms or GMOs) and are getting sold to growers,” said Matthew Dillon, director of advocacy for the Organic Seed Alliance. In other words, farmers and gardeners may be unwittingly buying GMO-tainted seeds when they think they’re buying an organic, and thus non-GMO, product." Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:38:37 EST Pay as you weigh,,,a good idea? Learning what I needed to become an airplane pilot, Pay-as-you-weigh airfares are totally fair in my opinion. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <link><BR>air-fare-by-weight </link> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 09:55:41 EST Are you having unseasonable weather? Statistics show that snow is usual for April here in Colorado but it certainly feels way colder than most Aprils I remember in the past. It is still snowing now and the high is to be just above freezing. Brrr... <em>87</em> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 13:24:22 EST Can you feel the inherent aliveness in your body? This Sunday, Oprah and Eckhart Tolle are talking about how to make the most of the present moment. Before then, Eckhart Tolle has provided us an exercise on how to get in touch with your inner awareness. Try it today, and tune in for their complete conversation Sunday at 11 a.m. ET/PT. <BR> <BR> Can you feel the inherent aliveness in your body? Can you feel that your hands are alive? Your legs? Your feet? Your arms? Most people are astonished when they recognize the spiritual energy in thei... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:16:55 EST Cinnamon and Honey This was received in an email from a reliable seem credible to me <BR> <BR> Cinnamon and Honey - Whoever thought? <BR> Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot. What it will do is what some call 'turning to sugar'. In reality, honey is always honey. However, when left in a cool dark place for a long time it will "crystallize". When this happens loosen the lid, boil some water and sit the honey container in the hot water, but turn off the heat and let it li... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 13:55:07 EST A very un-talked about disease Lichen Sclerosus (pronounced "like-in-skler-osis" emphases on the "like" and the "o")--This disease, I recently found out, is experienced by many sufferers mainly women. It most commonly occurs in our most private place and can cause extreme discomfort. Many women have this and don't even know it because most doctors don't know what it is and will often diagnose it wrongly; sometimes even sending a woman away telling her that it's a normal part of menopause. Though many younger women have thi... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 10:27:58 EST Have you used accupressure with good results? I have found remarkable results with both accupressurist treatments and self treatment too. Mon, 8 Apr 2013 17:41:29 EST What are names of common flowers in your area? The first flowers I have seen this season are daffodils, pansies, snap dragons and crocus in my beautiful Colorado. <em>126</em> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:28:26 EST Natural remedy for dark cicles Hi, <BR> <BR> I always suffered from dark circles, I use concealer but it is not enough. <BR> Do you guy know an proven natural remedy for under eye dark circles? <BR> <BR> Thank you Sun, 7 Apr 2013 06:21:55 EST What does 'timeless' mean to you? What was your first impulsive thought/answer? Sat, 30 Mar 2013 11:48:37 EST Which is the funniest pick-up line ... Which is the funniest pick-up line that has been used on you? Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:17:10 EST Are the vegans and vegetarians right? Or... Watch this and be amazed <BR> <link><BR>i7O66pI </link> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 22:23:53 EST Is Your Honey REAL Honey? Some of you might not know this: <BR> <link><BR>y-store-honey-not-actually-honey.html </link> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 14:12:33 EST Got eggshells?? Know what to do with them? I eat a lot of eggs so this was good info for me. Maybe some of you will like this too. <BR> Check out these great ideas: <BR> <link><BR>ub-scrub-with-a-surprising-secret-ingr<BR>edient/ </link> <BR> <link><BR>ra-eggshells/ </link> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 13:54:01 EST Parsley Parsley is a pretty little Mediterranean herb that lends a sprinkling of color to your plate. But let’s not think of it as just a garnish—after all, parsley has been around for more than 2000 years, and boasts some time-tested benefits that you should know about. <BR> <BR> Parsley is rich in many vital vitamins, including Vitamin C, B 12, K and A. This means parsley keeps your immune system strong, tones your bones and heals the nervous system, too. <BR> It helps flush out excess fluid from... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 09:30:21 EST Pineapple <em>488</em> <BR> The pineapple is a member of the bromeliad family. It is extremely rare that bromeliads produce edible fruit. The pineapple is the only available edible bromeliad today. <BR> <BR> It is a multiple fruit. One pineapple is actually made up of dozens of individual flowerets that grow together to form the entire fruit. Each scale on a pineapple is evidence of a separate flower. <BR> <BR> Pineapples stop ripening the minute they are picked. No special way of storing them wil... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 21:47:22 EST Do you meditate? Here is a link to Deepak Chopra's (with Oprah this time) next FREE 21 day guided meditation challenge. I have done several of these and found positive perspects and lifting impact. <BR> <link><BR>llers/LandingPage.aspx?BookId=178&af=850 </link> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 19:57:29 EST Can Virtuous Habits Be Cultivated? Could virtue become a habit — that is, a relatively effortless, automatic tendency to do what is morally right, with a minimum of inner struggle? Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:57:35 EST Are you looking forward to Spring? <em>87</em> I am! <BR> My man has an uber green thumb and really love harvesting food from my backyard. Green growing things and flowers will be appreciated all fresh and new again. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 12:55:12 EST Thanks for the Links! I finally figured out how to use them. I saw them in the digests and looked all over and saw them under the "huddle" tab. No wonder people love SP. There are so many neato <em>244</em> toys. :-) It's going to take me awhile to go through them. <BR> <BR> Can you tell me what Sparks Terms of Service on Posting links? Sun, 17 Feb 2013 16:16:40 EST Can there be happiness without sadness? At this point in my experience I would say yes. <BR> <BR> And you? Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:55:44 EST Who has been the kindest to you in your life? <em>247</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 19:40:30 EST agree/disagree: soy milk is unhealthy I just came across this article and was wondering if you agree or disagree. <BR> <BR> For myself, I don't know. I haven't researched much about soy milk because I simply don't like it and don't consume it. I do, however, eat other soy products such as miso and tofu. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>and-facts-about-soy-milk.html </link> Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:31:16 EST Anybody in or near Cleveland? My favorite co-op is going to be delivering stuff to Cleveland. If you are in that neighborhood get connected. Here's the Facebook page announcing it <BR> <link><BR>oCleveland </link> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:15:37 EST ADHD: PI -- HELP ME!!!!! Hey everyone.... I need some help.... <BR> <BR> I am a mom to four kiddos whom I love dearly. My middle son, who is 7, is having some trouble focusing on things. As much as we've tried to get him to focus, he seems to have difficulty. He is highly intelligent. He's in 1st grade and is doing 3rd grade math and reading. He's been off the carts with the tests that he's brought home with regards to academics. <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago, report cards came home and he scored very, ver... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 14:55:18 EST study supports eating wheat, the good kind Interesting article. The healthy wheat described is Khorasan wheat, known under the brand name of KAMUT. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>orts-eating-wheat-despite-the-gluten-f<BR>ree-trend.html </link> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 22:39:19 EST to team Hi all....I am so happy that I came across this team. I have always been interested in doing things naturally. Cleaning, personal products and healing are all very close to my heart. My family thinks I'm a little nuts when it comes to this...but I just laugh and say maybe I am maybe I'm not. I am very interested to see what new things I can learn. Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:40:40 EST Will you be seeing the Full Moon tonight? It looks like it might be obscured by clouds from my view, but it was shining beautifully last night in a very clear sky. Sat, 26 Jan 2013 17:12:30 EST Reintroduction Hi everyone! I'm baaaaaack! Muwahahahahaha!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> For the veterans on the team, I used to be the leader of this team and had to quit due to lack of time on SP and various other reasons, but I've missed the team and things are starting to settle down a bit (well relatively) so I thought I'd come back! <BR> <BR> I am certainly not new to SP or the concept of natural healing but am glad to be back on the team! Can't wait to catch back up with everyone!!! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:18:38 EST new to team, not to spark I have been on spark for several years. I have lost weight and gained weight. I usually end up loosing when I seek naturopathic help and spend alot of money! Although I am only 34 I come from a family with messed up hormones. As a result after being "fixed up" by the naturopath my bodies goes through a cycle and will gain again despite diet and exercise. Currently taking New seasons herbal thyroid. Always looking for natural remedies, weight loss helpers, I am glad to have found this ... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:46:41 EST Are you happy with your sleep? Do you ever take any supplements to go to sleep/ stay asleep? I once took Valerian and Hops and was groggy for days after. Do you have any tips to share? <em>102</em> Sun, 13 Jan 2013 13:37:53 EST Red Palm Oil 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:18:50 EST Do you have a favorite constellation? Are you a star gazer? <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 23:11:14 EST Have you ever taken dance lessons? <em>351</em> <em>354</em> <em>350</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 20:36:00 EST Good riddance /Release list for 2012? Are you making one or have you made one? <BR> <BR> I have already started mine to start 2013 with a clean slate. <em>195</em> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:46:52 EST What will you be doing NYE? I will likely be sleeping at midnight but I am going dancing in the mountains earlier in the evening. We received the gift of a luminary and plan to send up releases, intentions and wishes to the 2012 sky. <em>409</em> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 21:18:21 EST Uterine Fibroids Been diagnosed with a monster size. Would like input on how to shrink it. Looked into Cesium, very interesting. Also Himalayan salts. Any ideas or experiences welcome. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 11:15:57 EST When recalling a dramatic event.... When recalling a dramatic or impacting event do you think your memory is more accurate immediately after that event or after you have a month to think about it? Tue, 25 Dec 2012 22:10:46 EST Would you rent or buy a property if.. Would you rent or buy a property if the address was 666? Would it have any significance in your consideration/decision? <em>38</em> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:57:51 EST What profession would you not like to do? I would not like being an accountant. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 21:32:51 EST Do you drink milk? <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I gave up milk and milk products for the last year after 'meeting' Robert Cohen who convinced me it is destructive to health. I am happy with the results. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 18:26:32 EST New to team and to spark! HI, My name is Christine.I am new to spark and getting on the fitness wagon.I am really into natural healing and have been researching alot about it.I am going to enjoy reading the different topics in this group. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:14:19 EST What gifts have been bestowed upon you in the last What gifts have been bestowed upon you in the last few days? <BR> <BR> I received an email yesterday with photograph of/from friends I have known since 1972. They are far away. The words and image made them feel so close. All the incredible and awesome memories we have shared came with that image in joyful abundance. <em>220</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 19:28:40 EST What do you think of when you hear the word, “gift <em>144</em> My thriving health and optimism is the first thing I think of as well as the ability to earn my living with my art and work from home. <em>129</em> Thu, 6 Dec 2012 18:34:21 EST Gotta watch this video! <link><BR>l </link> Wed, 5 Dec 2012 16:48:32 EST Thoughts on cast iron cookware <link> </link> <BR> What do you think? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:00:35 EST How hard do you believe you must work to enjoy.... How hard do you believe you must work to enjoy true abundance? Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:40:49 EST What is your opinion of coincidences? What is your opinion of coincidences? <BR> How often do coincidences occur in your life? Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:57:44 EST Natural Remedies for Baby Tummy Troubles Hey guys! My LO is eight weeks old and having tummy troubles. My pediatrician says that it is a combination of colic and constipation. She recommended a tsp of karo syrup mixed in one of his bottles for constipation. <BR> <BR> Does anyone have any safe/natural remedies for helping with a fussy baby? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:32:58 EST How do you view diversity? <em>38</em> Fri, 23 Nov 2012 10:22:01 EST How do you define unity? For me it is recognizing the connections of all living things and beings....the universe and spirit .... love. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a blessed Thanks giving Day today!! <em>426</em> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:10:06 EST I'm new, but highly interested in all of this!!! I'm a 36 yr young mom(kids live with their dad) and am HIGHLY interested in natural healing remedies! I am soo excited to learn all sorts of new things from this team!! <BR> Thanks and have an amazing day! ;) xo Tue, 20 Nov 2012 15:19:49 EST What is the oldest item you own? I have lots of old items and will be back to post when I determine the oldest. Right now I am thinking it will be a smooth egg shaped hunk of White Marble from the quarry in Marble, Colorado and shaped and sanded smooth by my grandfather. Sun, 18 Nov 2012 13:32:57 EST How do you release stress when ... How do you banish/release stress when you are being threatened? <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> (I would so appreciate prayers and well wishes for a difficult situation). <em>26</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:46:51 EST I believe! I have to admit that I have always been rather dubious about herbal remedies and such. I had a friend of many years, who shared my same feelings, recommend a bee pollen supplement. She swore by it. I started taking it, with a little trepidation, since I battle high blood pressure. It began to lower my blood pressure and I began to lose weight. I cannot wait to investigate other natural remedies. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 06:48:04 EST Art Museums and Gallery visits? Took in a magnificent Van Gogh exhibit today. His ten year career was prolific and his growth and progress impressive. I did have the privilege of visiting the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam many years ago and was thrilled to see one of my favorite paintings in this show. <BR> <BR> What was the last exhibit you saw/visited? <em>459</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 18:45:27 EST What are you doing to skin tags? Any success? <BR> I saw an ad last night that led me to an Internet search. . . . <BR> Anyone have any luck with something fairly natural? Mon, 12 Nov 2012 13:30:09 EST Facing corrupted conventional medicine "Doctored" <BR> Incredible video documentary on the ways modern medicine has worked hard to demolish all forms of alternative health care especially chiropractic. Fantastic movie; it will surprise some people and add more education to the rest of us. Watch it while it is free. <BR> <link><BR>archive/2012/11/10/conspiracy-against-<BR>chiropractic.aspx?e_cid=20121110_PRNL_art_1 </link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:15:43 EST •Are you comfortable or uncomfortable ... •Are you comfortable or uncomfortable in a disorderly environment? <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Nov 2012 23:41:03 EST Chia Seeds Word is spreading of chia seeds' rich supply of heart-healthful omega-3s <BR> <BR> Popular as a novelty product to the tune of Ch-ch-ch-chia!, the seeds of the Salvia hispanica plant are also becoming known as a functional food. Chia seeds are full of inflammation-fighting antioxidants and heart-healthful omega-3 fats and fiber. Factor in the bone-building trio of calcium (about six times the amount in milk), magnesium, and phosphorus, and you’ve got an amazing seed worth singing about. <BR>... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 13:51:34 EST Why are you not a vegetarian? I have fish once a week or less, but otherwise following a (vegetarian) plant based diet. I have fish once and a while because I believe my body when it has those rare cravings for fish. Officially this would make me a pescatarian. I am interested in answers from vegetarians as to why you have chosen vegetarianism too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>go-veg-learn-about-becoming-a-vegetarian/ </link> Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:40:24 EST Did you workout today? It was a warm sunny blue skied day so I clamped on my Kangoo Jumps and took my dog for an hour walk. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:25:50 EST more reasons to avoid pharmaceuticals I don't want to support this industry. Here's an article about a book written to expose the very corrupt nature of the whole industry and ways we can do something about it. <BR> <link><BR>-account-o.html </link> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:47:35 EST Tumeric According to a wealth of research, curcumin, a compound found in turmeric protects the body and prevents disease more effectively than drug based treatments. <BR> <BR> Turmeric, according to a review of 700 studies, has been shown to outperform pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic and deblitating conditions, without adverse side effects. James A. Duke Ph.D., a highly respected ethnobotanist, published this comprehensive summary. This is a field of botany, which is discoveri... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 07:10:33 EST What is the last movie you saw? Did you like it? <BR> <BR> I finally saw "The Help" and thoroughly enjoyed it. Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:35:13 EST A little tidbit on protein pump inhibitors This would be really funny if it weren't so sad. This is from a newsletter from Jenny Thompson of HSI Research... <BR> <BR> At first, I almost didn't believe it. But then, it kind of made perfect sense. <BR> <BR> Have you seen the new ads for Prilosec OTC? This proton pump inhibitor drug now comes with a "fancy coating." <BR> <BR> And how fancy is it? According to the ad, this highfalutin coating "gives you a burst of wildberry flavor." <BR> <BR> Wildberry. My. That IS fancy. <BR> <B... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 15:24:48 EST How was your day? 3 Nov 12 I have been walking with my dog at dawn and recommend it as a great way to launch any day. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:20:53 EST Name one home remedy you like. 2 nov 12 Grapefruit seed extract is one of my favorites Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:05:18 EST What motivates you to go to work each day? 1Nov 12 I love creating and work for me is a time of meditative challenge and satisfaction. Thu, 1 Nov 2012 21:25:17 EST Are you giving out treats tonight? 31 Oct 12 <em>419</em> Our basket of goodies is only about half gone. The children are so adorable and are loving our spooky theme! Fun <em>422</em> <em>333</em> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:10:52 EST Are you being impacted by "Sandy"? 30 Oct 12 We have been having mild tee-shirt weather here in Colorado. Just talked with friend in West Virginia who is snowed in with 18 inches of snow. WOW! Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:24:14 EST What does your joy look like today?29 Oct 12 Wide panoramic mountain range background with Autumn colors from hilltop labyrinth where I walked to celebrate the full moon and do full magnified healing ceremony. Release and renewal for me. <em>353</em> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:46:10 EST What are you sure of in your life?28 Oct 12 That I have been blessed with great health, amazing adventures, gifted teachers and guides. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:12:32 EST Is it possible to lie without saying a word?27 Oct I think so...and have probably done so with misleading looks and body language. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:44:08 EST If you could choose one book as ..26 Oct 12 If you could choose one book as a mandatory read for all high school students, which book would you choose? Fri, 26 Oct 2012 22:12:06 EST What is the last movie that made you cry? Mine was the other day when I watched the wonderful ending of "Secondhand Lions"...Loved the whole story. Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:07:34 EST What’s a quick decision you once ..24 Qct What’s a quick decision you once made that changed your life? <BR> <BR> Not running off with gorgeous man I feel in love with at first sight (and I believe it was mutual). Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:14:32 EST What is something that your peers would..23 Oct 12 What is something that your peers would say you do extremely well? Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:28:39 EST Homemade salves for muscle pain and arthritis <link><BR>ving-coconut-oil-arnica-salve-recipe/ </link> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:07:09 EST Do you want to join free guided meditation? 22 Oct Deepak Chopra is offering this free 21 day guided Meditation Challenge. I have done several of them and plan to do this one too. I like them. <BR> below is link if you want to sign up. <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> <link><BR>ellers/LandingPage.aspx?bookid=150 </link> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 17:51:22 EST Have you voted yet? 21 Oct 12 I have not but do have my mail in ballot...with 17 duos running for President/VP including Roseann Barr. <em>41</em> Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:42:45 EST Some great pumpkin recipes <link><BR>st-pumpkin-recipes/ </link> Sat, 20 Oct 2012 23:50:12 EST What is truth? 20 Oct 12 <BR> Are there absolute truths? Is the truth of a theory merely its power to produce predictions that are confirmed by observations? Can, different theories produce similar predictions without one of them being right and the other wrong. Is "True" knowledge the one that best survives the natural selection for predictive power? Sat, 20 Oct 2012 19:34:49 EST When was the last time you had an amazing meal?19 Tonight for me, it was an Indian Food Feast shared with good company and great service. Fri, 19 Oct 2012 21:36:37 EST If you could go back in time and tell a .17 Oct 12 If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself one thing, what would you tell? <BR> <BR> I would tell myself to always say what I mean and mean what I say. Be ready for consequences if you do otherwise and someone calls your bluff. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:23:46 EST Do you like to gamble? 17 Oct 12 I buy about one scratch ticket a year, won $15 on the slot machines in 10 minutes of gambling but it is just not something that grabs me. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:05:11 EST Newbie ^_^ Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm new to natural healing but I'm diving right in. I have recently been sick. sick stomach for June and July, all my tests came out clean other than a fatty liver. I have always been interested in natural healing but never really had a reason to explore it further. Well now I do lol, still dealing with issues from being sick previously so I have just started to see a naturopathic doctor. <BR> <BR> I thought I would come join this team and maybe I would get eve... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:21:07 EST Have you ever cooked a pumpkin? 16 Oct 12 Do you need to use a special type of pumpkin? Obviously I never had and 'yes' I could google this for answers but want to hear what you all have to share. <em>147</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:58:46 EST Do you like to draw? 15 Oct 12 I do! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:29:40 EST What and when did you do for your last workout? I took in the amazing Fall colors on a 90 minute walk today wearing my Kangoo Jumps. It was a beautiful day and lots of fun to be out enjoying it. <em>465</em> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:12:03 EST What's the most memorable class you've ever taken? I am going to sleep on this as several come to mind. <em>102</em> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 23:28:51 EST Mopping the Floor to Cure a Headache? <link><BR>floor-to-cure-headache.html </link> Fri, 12 Oct 2012 20:56:13 EST What wildlife have you most recently sighted? 11th Just got back from walk where a few dozen crows where doing sky dancing, soaring without formation as they glided then climbed. I imagined what their view was from that lofty vantage point. Ducks slowly paddled on calm pond as geese wandered along the shore. <BR> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:14:05 EST Have you experienced zero gravity? 10.10.12 The first time I experience lack of gravity was on a stewardess school training flight to guage our reactions to it mostly. Scuba diving also gave me that feeling of 0 gravity. It happens often in my dreams. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 18:45:04 EST What do you consider to be your most..9 October 12 What do you consider to be your most important assets? Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:01:31 EST Greeting from Clearwater Florida! Hello everyone, my name is Gigi and I live in Clearwater, FL, originally from Miami FL. It's great to know there is such an interest in natural healing by so many on this site. I just had to join. I'm looking forward to learning from all of you, and sharing some things I have learned from my own experience. It's great to be here. Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:59:46 EST Have you ever experienced love at 1st sight? I have! <em>212</em> Sat, 6 Oct 2012 00:52:33 EST Annie's QotD Do you do, or have you ever done, something artsy/craftsy that is somewhat unusual? What? More than one answer is okay if necessary. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 10:56:53 EST Does someone else want to ask...3 Oct 12 Does someone else want to ask the question of the day? <em>213</em> Wed, 3 Oct 2012 21:45:47 EST Do you have a favorite Halloween costume? 2 Oct 12 Mine was the time I dressed as a bathroom wall and had wonderful interactions all night and collected lots of great graffiti. I tied a pair of skunks for First Place costume prize. <em>205</em> Tue, 2 Oct 2012 21:54:54 EST What’s the most scared you’ve ever been?1Oct12 I was on a solo flight and thought I had flown far enough away from a cumulus cloud to avoid being sucked upward. (I had been warned of the danger of ripping off the airplane wings with the updraft). I got sucked up anyway and as I watched the usually slow moving altimeter spin round and round and knowing the service ceiling (highest altitude plane was rated for) was quickly approaching....I got really scared. Mon, 1 Oct 2012 20:58:36 EST What do you consider a waste of energy? 30.9.12 The first on my list would be 'dreading ahead' . Sun, 30 Sep 2012 18:26:57 EST What is your favorite cookware? 29 Sep 12 My iron skillets are my favorites and almost all I use for cooking. <em>267</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:01:49 EST Who was your first crush? Did you...27 Sep 12 Who was your first crush? Did you ever tell him/her about your feelings? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 21:17:37 EST How did you learn to use a computer ?27.9.12 I had a friend who tutored me over 'netmeeting' back in 1999. He prefaced this tutoring with 6 months of teaching me to think in a linear way. He was a great teacher. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:34:48 EST What is the image on your Desktop? 26 Sept 12 Mine is a vision collage. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:41:59 EST When is the last time you wore a suit? 25.9.12 The last time I wore my version of a suit was for court in 2006. (I almost got picked for the jury) Tue, 25 Sep 2012 21:18:41 EST Does your car match you? 24 Sep 12 Getting out of my car a man remarked to me, "Wow, you match your car perfectly" <BR> <BR> I was flattered. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:31:25 EST How much do you tip a manicurist? 23.9.12 <em>38</em> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:48:05 EST herbal cleanse? Has anyone here done herbal cleanses? I am one week in to a cleanse from Humaworm, which cleanses the whole body and kills parasites, Candida, etc. Ive already passed liver flukes, which would explain the fullness and tenderness over my liver for some years now. <BR> I've had chronic fatigue for over 10 yrs, low adrenal function, fibro, etc. I am tired of feeling ill and sluggish most of the time. I decided to focus instead on making my body healthy. *Trying* to eat vegan. <BR> This is my ver... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 22:09:25 EST Can you think of a time when impossible became... Can you think of a time when impossible became possible? <BR> <BR> The first time I experienced this was when I was 7 or 8 years old, I was a skinny kid and about 50 inches tall at that time. My girlfriend and I read the sign about "prosecuted for entering" on the house being built but we decided to explore it anyway. <BR> We were standing in the middle of a basement room when we heard adults enter the house. <BR> We looked at each other in wide eyed terror and I looked at the window high a... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:58:10 EST What is usually your first thought ..20 Sept12 What is usually your first thought when you wake up? <BR> <BR> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:01:42 EST Are you registered to vote? 19.9.12 I am and have been for many years. It feels like a dubious effort but still it is at least my energy input to the decision. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 22:02:47 EST What was some good advice that your father gave U? My dad taught me to use associations to remember things and added it did not matter how silly it was. <BR> He always instilled the importance of honesty and that honesty included being honest with yourself. I miss him. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:10:40 EST Why you shouldn't count calories SparkPeople might not like this post...LOL! <BR> <link><BR>-infographic/ </link> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:44:38 EST Are you/have you going to get Flu Shot? 17 Sep 12 I have not and will not get one. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 20:50:47 EST Have you ever been mistaken for someone else? 16.9 I have. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:20:50 EST What gets you excited about life? 15 Sep 12 Nature would be on my list as well as celebrating my thriving health. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spent the day with a friend I have had for over 30 years. We had a fun, casual and profound day sharing beauty, insights, solutions and new perspectives. It's what got me excited about life yesterday. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:19:29 EST Are you at your goal weight? 14 Sept 12 Or working on it? <em>38</em> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:50:43 EST Why I have always used raw milk I have 4 half gallon jars sitting on a table in my basement that have been there for four days turning sour. Today I will bring them up, take that beautiful clabbered milk and make a creamy cheese to die for. You'll never find anything this good at a supermarket <BR> Check out this article: <BR> <link><BR>01/is-homogenized-milk-good-or-an-exam<BR>ple-of-a-profit-focused-food-industry/ </link> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:42:30 EST Do you wear perfume? 13 Sept 12 After not wearing perfume for so long that I did not recognize the "Brands" online and had to go take a scent tour at local shopping center. I found one I love and one spritz is just enough. <BR> It is 'Lady Ga Ga" of all things. <em>377</em> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:04:26 EST Have you ever been diving? 12 Sep 12 I actually prefer to snorkel diving but I do love the feeling of flying with scuba gear. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 22:18:40 EST Greetings All Hi! I'm in my early 50's and fighting to keep the metabolism (among other things) working for me. I started drinking 1 cup warm water with 1/2 a fresh lemon squeezed into it each morning and it's working. I'm an avid tea drinker and at first changing my routine was a chore but now I actually look forward to the warm lemon water first thing in the morning. I was a little concerned about the lemon degrading the tooth enamel and after doing more research, have begun oil pulling which has all kin... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 16:31:15 EST Do you have a quirky talent? 11Sept12 One of my quirky talents is being able to wind long cords, hoses and ropes without kinks. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 22:20:45 EST Do you believe in love at first sight? I do! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 22:08:23 EST Do you have a bumper sticker. ..9.9.12 Do you have a bumper sticker on your car? Share what it says if you want. <BR> <BR> I have a black panther (Jerry Garcia band) with no words and "Post Cards from the Hanging" sticker with Bob Dylan. That's it! Sun, 9 Sep 2012 18:43:15 EST Have you ever been rescued? 8Sep12 I have been rescued a number of times. Everything from prevention from being carried out to sea to interventions in awkward social situations. I am grateful for every rescue. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 22:23:13 EST Do the leaves turn Fall colors where u r? 7.9.12 Just an hour's drive west the leaves are probably turning into splendid shades of amber, orange and red in the next week or two. It should be more than a month where we live before change happens. I am loving Summer and lovely as Fall, is I can wait. <em>465</em> Fri, 7 Sep 2012 21:41:22 EST Have you ever taken 1 day workshop/class? 7 Sep 12 I had lots of fun in one day class on voice overs and another on braiding hair. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 21:38:09 EST Do you use Nutritional Yeast? 5 Sep 12 I seem to add Nutritional yeast to something I eat every day, truly a staple to my diet. <em>129</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2012 23:09:29 EST What is your astrological sign? 4sep12 I am an Aires Tue, 4 Sep 2012 21:42:48 EST How do you distinquish a white lie from...3Sep12 How do you distinquish a white lie from being tactful? Mon, 3 Sep 2012 21:32:25 EST Do you have a favorite daily activity? 2 Sep 12 Taking a Kangoo Jump walk with a dog or two is something that I love doing every day. <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:41:08 EST Do you like to wear hats? 1Sep12 <em>107</em> I have a nice collection and think they are fun and sometimes essential for weather conditions. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 22:38:33 EST Did you see the Full Blue Moon tonight? 31Aug 12 It is magnificent!! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 23:57:14 EST What is the first book you read ..30aug12 What is the first book you read that caused a shift in your perspective? <BR> <BR> Mine was "Pavilion of Women" by Pearl Buck. About multiple generations living together and concubines as a positive, giving quality solo time to wife who relished it. I was ten when I read this so I may not have summed that book up very well. Thu, 30 Aug 2012 18:50:00 EST Have you ever taken dance lessons? 29 Aug 12 I took ballet, modern and ballroom dancing classes and even one tap class. I was not a good tap dancer. <em>351</em> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:30:49 EST Do you have a favourite tree? Send us your story! At Lisnavagh, the home of Bunbury Boards, we love and cherish our trees. Every tree tells a story, and every person has a story to tell about a tree. Perhaps the first tree you climbed, a picnic tree, a tree under which your first romance blossomed? We would love to hear your story! <BR> <BR> Share and Win! <BR> Please submit your story here and when we reach 200 entries, we will select the most magical and award them a weekend for two at Lisnavagh House, set in 800 acres of woodland, parkl... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 04:54:05 EST Do you have a favorite summer dish? 28 Aug 12 I have been making lots of gazpacho this summer to utilize all our gardens' bounty. <em>371</em> <em>267</em> <em>370</em> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 21:22:28 EST What do you like best about SP? 27 Aug 12 What do you like best about SparkPeople? <em>252</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:15:49 EST