Humic Fulvic Minerals Instead Of A Flu Shot

It’s getting close to the year when flu vaccines are pushed on us to supposedly ensure we won’t get sick. Our HFA supplier sent us this article which we really like since we don’t believe in vaccines.

An old remedy from the soil resurfaces to help those who cannot access flu vaccines. Natural humic acid coats viruses and makes it more difficult for them to attach to healthy cells and multiply. It has shown to reduce viral counts in numerous patients with a variety of viral inflictions including hepatitis and HIV.

Viruses are extremely small organisms that can easily get inside cells. They are parasitic in that they enter healthy cells where they reside and feed off these cells. They raise their young within these cells to be spread to other cells inside and outside the body (through sneezing, excretion of body fluids, sexual transmission, etc.)

Viruses contain a receptor-binding protein that keeps them attached to the healthy cell. This protein encapsulates the virus and makes it resistant to attacks from the immune system. Humic acid is a nutrient from the soil that dilates a healthy cell and causes permeability so it can enter.

When humic acid finds a virus it coats it with a substance that not only [Read more...]

Brewing Oolong Tea

  • One 4-cup teapot
  • 4 teaspoons of Oolong tea

Heat water and pour hot water to cover about 1/3 of the teapot. Wait for 10-20 seconds and pour the water out completely. Pour hot water again into the teapot until it is completely full. Brew for 2 minutes and pour the 4 cups of tea to any container and enjoy. The Wu-long tea may be brewed up to 3-4 times but for each additional brew one must add more time to allow the tea to be brewed properly. E.G. 1st brew 2 minutes, 2nd brew 4 minutes, 3rd brew 6 minutes, etc.

One should drink about 8-12 cups of Oolong tea with the fruit juices or [Read more...]

I love my San Miquel shoes

May in Her New San Miguel Shoes

May in Her New San Miguel Shoes

I love good shoes. My sister and I used to go to our local department store (formerly Dayton’s, now Macy’s) for the discounts. If you bought at least five pairs, the prices got ridiculously low—so we would keep trying on shoes until we each found five pairs and then laugh about how much work it takes to buy the best quality shoes at such good price.

Pictures of Imelda Marcos’ shoe collection defined extravagance, but I said to my sister, “When it comes to shoes, I think we all deep down have sinned that way.” The truth is, shoe lovers we can never have enough good shoes of different shapes, colors and sizes.

During my recent scouting trip to San Miquel de Allende for my upcoming “Tao of Youth Age Reversal Retreat” (March 9-11, 2012), I noticed my American shoes were not adequate for navigating the narrow, cobblestone streets of this 16th-century town in the middle of Mexico. My shoes did not provide enough ankle support for those bumpy streets. My feet wobbled and I [Read more...]

The Medicinal Herbs In San Miguel

Shopping for medicinal herbs at the Mercado de Artisanías (Artisans' Market) in San Miguel

Shopping for medicinal herbs at the Mercado de Artisanías (Artisans' Market) in San Miguel

When I was recently in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, I came across a book called Sastun, written by Rosita Arvigo, a Chicago native who moved to Belize and became the apprentice to a Mayan healer. I devoured the book in a single night.

Sas in Mayan means light, pure, and unblemished, and it also means mirror; tun means stone, or age. Together the words can mean Light of the Ages, Stone of the Ages, or Stone of Light, all of which are names for a cherished tool of divination and spiritual power used by Maya H’mens (healers) since ancient times. Basically, a sastun looks like a big marble. In her book, Rosita describes how she received her sastun and became a powerful healer. She was already an herbalist, and with her sastun she learned to communicate with [Read more...]

Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

Pozole De Jai Ba (Crab And Hominy Soup)

  • 1 can (29oz) Mexican style hominy
  • 1 Ancho chile
  • 3 guajillo chile
  • 1 quart shrimp broth
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground cloves
  • [Read more...]

The Art of Letting go

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi

It seems like life has been difficult for a lot people lately and I too had experienced a lot of changes and difficult times. With the economy in bad shape and with so many natural disasters happening to so many people, we wonder if we are going through a period of redefining our value and belief system.

I came across an article by Richard Rohr who is a Franciscan priest who writes about the art of letting go: living the wisdom of Saint Francis. What he taught was so helpful that I decided to summarize it because it is so relevant to what is happening now.

He said, “You must lose your life to find your life, and if you do not let it go you will never find it.” – the paradox is that it is through loss, crisis, stress or limitation that we [Read more...]

What is sub-cellular sonic wave music?

Tao of Music Alpha Wave CD

Tao of Music Alpha Wave CD

Just like heat and light, musical sound is a form of energy. You cannot see music, yet you know it has physical properties because something makes your eardrums vibrate so you can hear tones!

Any sound, including music, may be pleasant or unpleasant to listen to. We all have experienced feelings of excitement when we hear a dance beat, tension when we hear angry sounds, joy when we hear uplifting music, and peace when we hear calming music or the wonderful sounds of nature. There is no denying that music (sonic energy) affects us physically. In fact, music can profoundly affect our physical and mental health.

Most of us turn on the radio, find our favorite station, and listen to whatever the disk jockey plays, including news and commercials. Without realizing it, we are allowing the sounds we hear to [Read more...]

Cooked Vegetable Salad

  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 yellow beets
  • 1 teaspoon of [Read more...]


In Norman Cousin’s book “The Anatomy of an Illness,” he shared how he was able to use laughter to cure himself. I still remember reading that book and thinking: “I am going to live the kind of life that has as much laughter as possible.” That was in the 80s.

Today, I read the New York Times (September 14, 2011), and found an article titled: “Scientists in Britain Say That Laughter Releases Endorphins, Limiting Pain.” Laughing until it hurts may make it hurt less.

The answer, reports Robin Dunbar, an evolutionary psychologist at Oxford, is not the intellectual pleasure of cerebral humor, but the physical act of [Read more...]

Reeling In The Years

I found an article in O magazine March 2011. It was so fascinating that I am going to summarize it for you.

In 1921 a Stanford University psychologist named Lewis Terman recruited 1,500 elementary school students for a study that would last eight decades. Terman followed these students into adulthood until he passed away in 1956. Other scientists then picked up where he left off, and in 1990 psychologists Howard Friedman and Leslie Martin began [Read more...]

Gluten Free Tennis Champion

Novak Djokovic Gluten Free Tennis Champion

Novak Djokovic Gluten Free Tennis Champion

By Holli Thompson

Turns out Djokovic has been gluten free for the past year, and his tennis game has gone wild. The guy has tightened up his serve, and is mentally a force to reckon with. His 2011 wins have planted him firmly in the #1 slot for Men’s Tennis.

Lots of credit is being given to his new Gluten Free Diet, and I noticed him pointing to his brain during the match, as if to say, “it’s strong.” He sure [Read more...]

My Mother’s Dream

About 20 years ago my mother woke up one morning and told my father, “I dreamed that your father came to me and asked me to accompany him to see a house of his. He showed me a back wall in the house that had water damage and asked if I could find someone to fix it.” My father said, “What did you say to him in the dream?” My mother said she was always the one he asked to do these kinds of things so this is how she answered him: “Ah Gon (Grandpa), this house is so old why don’t you just tear it down and build a new one?”

My father was getting very interested and wanted my mother to tell him more about the dream. My grandfather went on to say “San Saw (third –daughter-in- law) I do not own the land so I cannot tear it down and I can only fix it.”

Both my parents were puzzled by the [Read more...]

Why is understanding how enzymes function crucial to your life potential?

I was in Yunnan, China, and South Tibet. Our group visited a Tibetan herbal medicine factory and the moment I entered the front entryway, there was a huge sign in bold Chinese Characters that said: “Thousands of diseases start with indigestion.”

I learned that Tibetan medicine was different from Traditional Chinese medicine and that the Tibetan doctors read your palms to determine your health. I found out the old Tibetan ritual was very similar to American Indian traditions where they let old people stay in the mountains and die. Students of medicine dissected these cadavers and put together a lot of information in their medical books. From these observations they came up with the bold statement on the wall.

It was 2006 when I visited that factory, and since then I have decided I need to find out more about our digestive system. I found out I need to understand enzymes because they play a big role in our health and also affect our ability to age well. If we can keep our digestive system functioning like [Read more...]

Nori Chips

Nori is commonly known as the wrapper for sushi, and we love it that way, but did you know it’s also one of the ocean vegetables highest in protein? It offers lots of fiber, omega 3 faty acids, vitamin C and essential B12. [Read more...]

Health Is Wealth

I met Lee Milteer a productivity coach at an internet conference and I receive a newsletter from her every other week. Usually her posts are about motivation and about how to achieve a high performance in business. This time, she talked about health and what she said resonated with me, because I too was going to write something about this connection of health and wealth.

The older I get the more I realize how important health is and we need to take charge of our own health. Her post is so good that I have decided to share it with you.

Lee Milteer’s post:

Last week we talked about health being true wealth. This week I want to continue by giving you some secrets to great health. The first secret you should know about perfect health is that YOU HAVE TO [Read more...]

Thyroid Balance

By Dr. Carrie Demers, director of the Himalayan Institute Total Health center.

Hypothyroidism is medical speak for a low functioning thyroid, the tiny butterfly-shaped gland at the base of your neck. This rather common condition affects around 10 percent of women over 40; and unfortunately, once you reach menopause, you’ve nearly doubled your chance of such a diagnose. Depending on the severity of the problem, your doctor will probably prescribe a daily thyroid hormone replacement pill. However before you resign to a lifetime of pill swallowing. I think a little research is in order to determine the cause of your sluggish thyroid. There are several holistic options exist that [Read more...]

Mandelbrot – Gluten Free

Crunchy and satisfying like biscotti, but fortified with eggs and almonds, these traditional Jewish double-baked cookies are easy to make, not too sweet, pretty enough to wrap as gifts.

  • 2 cups plus 1 tablespoon brown rice flour mix
  • 1 cup granulated sugar [Read more...]