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3 Delightful And Healthy Chocolate Smoothie Recipes

 

Smoothies are versatile, delicious and nutritious. You can use them as a meal replacement, to get more proteins before or after exercise, or to help in your weight loss/weight gain plan.

 

Smoothies come in a variety of tastes, colors and themes. Typical preparation time for a smoothie is just a few minutes.

 

The Health Benefits of Chocolate

 

About a decade ago, chocolate’s reputation has undergone an extreme makeover, from fattening indulgence to health food. Studies have given cocoa and dark chocolate high marks for cardiovascular benefits, including improvements in cholesterol levels, blood pressure, blood clotting, coronary artery function and insulin sensitivity. The most likely explanation for these health benefits is that the cocoa bean is rich in flavonoids — naturally occurring antioxidants found abundantly in certain fruits, vegetables and tea.

 

Regular commercial chocolate is high in sugar and fat content, but using unsweetened cocoa powder to make your own beverages has fantastic health benefits.

 

Here are our three favorite delightful and healthy chocolate smoothie recipes:  Read more

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The Master Cleanse Diet

 

The Master Cleanse Diet, (also known as ‘the lemonade diet’) is a proven weight loss solution that not only allows you to transform your body into a fat burning furnace but also helps you to realign your body, your major health systems, and your ability to fight disease, illness and infection.

 

Much like the intravenous solutions that doctors use to help heal wounded people, the Master Cleanse works internally to help your body function normally by removing toxins. It also allows your digestive system to slow down and conserve energy.

 

Of the many benefits of the Master Cleanse, the two most popular are the safe and rapid weight loss and the resulting added energy. While mild cold-like symptoms may be experienced on the Master Cleanse, they are only temporary, and if present, these symptoms generally decrease as the diet progresses. This reflects the rate and quantity of toxins being eliminated from the body. Read more

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Color Therapy

 

The Source of All Healing

 

Before I write about color therapy, I would like to remind all of us that God-Source or the Great Spirit (which is within all of us) is the source of all healing. Color is but one tool that we can use in order to complement the healing which Source offers us, through meditation and prayer. Color therapy must never replace prayer and meditation.

 

If you need healing, or know of someone who does, first go to God, the Source of all healing; then, be mindful of what tools Source offers to help effect the healing.

 

About Color Therapy

 

Color therapy, also known as Chromo therapy, is an alternative medicine method that draws on the positive effects of colors to balance the body’s energy centers or chakras. Imbalance in the energy centers is thought to be the key reason behind the manifestation of disease. Imbalance, which could occur in the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, is rectified with color therapy. Read more

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Essential Oils For Health And Wellness

 

The use of essential oils for spiritual, ritualistic, therapeutic and hygienic purposes originates from a number of ancient civilizations thousands of years ago, including the Chinese, Indians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans who used them in cosmetics, perfumes and drugs. Modern users of this ancient tradition experience a balance and harmony of body, mind and spiritual  wellness they may never have dreamed possible.

 

What is an Essential Oil?

 

In his book, The Chemistry of Essential Oils Made Simple: God’s Love Manifest in Molecules, Dr. Stewart answers this question: An essential oil is the volatile lipid (oil) soluble portion of the fluids of a plant containing odiferous compounds produced by steam distillation of vegetable plant matter. Plant matter can be any part of a botanical species including stems, branches, fruits, flowers, seeds, roots, bark, needles, leaves, etc. During the distillation process, the vapors are condensed, collected, and separated from the condensation water. The residual water, containing traces of oil constituents, is called a “floral water” or “hydrosol,” and has therapeutic applications of its own.

 

The purest essential oils are far more powerful than the botanicals from which they were extracted. They are powerful medicines.  Read more

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Bach Flower Remedies

 

“The action of these remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of our Spiritual Self, to flood our natures with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault which is causing harm. They are able, like beautiful music, or any gloriously uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our Souls: and by that very act bring us peace and relieve our sufferings.  They cure, not by attacking disease, but by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which disease melts as snow in the sunshine.”

– Dr. Edward Bach

 

If you are looking for holistic ways to create greater unity and wholeness in your life, then check out the use of vibrational essences of flowers, plants, gems, crystals or minerals. These naturally healing energies provide a positive balancing force to help release the energetic patterning of old thoughts, attitudes and emotional issues that no longer serve us. This simple system of re-patterning effects change at a causal level offering us the powerful opportunity to bring harmony and balance to emotions, body, mind, and spirit.

 

Flower Remedies

 

The 38 Flower Remedies that Dr. Edward Bach developed during the 1930’s are a well-known modern day example of the use of flower energiesRead more