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Will your BMI Determine how healthy you are

Weight loss is no easy job, low- fat diets promising fast results won’t work. These diets limit your nutritional intake, can be unhealthy, and tend to fail in the long run.

The key to achieving and maintaining a healthy weight isn’t about short-term dietary changes. It’s about a lifestyle that includes healthy eating, regular physical activity, and balancing the number of calories you consume with the number of calories your body uses.

Staying in control of your weight contributes to good health now and as you age.

Can Calculating your Body Mass Index  determine if you are at a healthy weight, underweight, overweight, or obese?  Enter the required information into one of the BMI calculators to find out your current BMI. There are separate BMI calculators for adults and for children and teens. Children and teens BMI is plotted on growth charts for sex and age because they are constantly growing. Children and Teen BMI Charts

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7 Astonishing Benefits that Castor Oil has on the Skin

My grandma always has a bottle of castor oil in top cupboard of the house. If I got a cut, she would say “go for the castor oil”. When my back hurt , she yelled “go for the castor oil”. If we were getting ready to go to the beach, ” you might get sunburns, go for the castor oil”. Even when my mom got pregnant with my younger brother, granny would rub castor oil twice daily on mommy’s tummy. So from ever since I got used to castor oil for just about any skin woes. We (everyone in the household, mommy, grandma,my brother, my dad and I, even my grandfather) used castor oil for moisturizing our face and skin daily. For 18 years, even after my grandmother died we did not not purchase skin lotion, of any kind. Just imagine how many gallons on castor oil our family used, when I asked granny how long has she been using castor oil replied, ever since she was born she can remember her mother (my great granny) using castor oil. My great grandma boiled castor oil when she was a teenage girl with her mother (my great great grandma) and it has never left the family since. Now I boil castor oil. Castor oil has been in our family for 4 generations and I intend to pass on this amazing tradition on to my daughter.

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MAAT: The 11 LAWS OF GOD

“We can be at peace through the realization that the adversity is beneficial to act as the genuine demand for wisdom and spiritual power.”
― Ra Un Nefer Amen

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“Maat: The 11 Laws of God” is a remarkable profound book written by Panamanian born, Ra Un Nefer Amen. Ra Un Nefer is the founder of the Ausar Auset society, a Pan-African religious organization dedicated to providing Afrocentric based spiritual training to people of African descent.

What are the 11 laws of God?

Let’s begin by making clear that the Laws of God bear no resemblance to man’s laws. They are not injunctions or commandments to be obeyed. They are not rules, prohibitions, or regulations prescribed to govern the behavior of man. Neither are they conventions that sages have met and agreed upon.

They are Principles that explain the nature and interaction of the forces and principles that influence man’s life—his/her thinking, feelings, actions and destiny. The observance of these Principles will enable the individual to live in harmony with these principles and forces, thus gaining access to God’s wisdom and spiritual power—all else that is needed or is important in life will follow. They apply to the 11 spheres of spiritual influence operating in man’s spirit and the world.

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What is Castor Oil? –Jamaican Black Castor Oil

 

 

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History of Castor Oil

We all know about castor oil but how many of us really know the history of castor oil. Castor oil also known as the wonder oil is one of the most ancient oils famous for its powerful therapeutic, cosmetic and medicinal properties. The history of castor oil goes back around to the 4000BC where ancient Egyptians used castor oil for their lamps.

In earlier centuries because of its effectiveness the castor plant was also called “Palma Christe” which translates into “Hand of Christ” because it is said that the shapes of the leaves resemble the Hand of Christ.

Castor oil, although native to the Ethiopian regions of East Africa and India, the castor plant known as the “Ricinus Communis” is now widely grown in tropical and warm temperate regions throughout the world.  The name “Ricinus” is a Latin word for insect which stems from the form and markings of the seed.

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Lignum Vitae, medicinal herb that cures Asthma

Lignum vitae (Guaiacum officinale) medicinal herb is commonly known as Guayacan, Palo Santo, Wood of life, Guaiac, Lignum vine, Guaiacum officinale as well as Holy tree and is the source of guiacum resin.  It is native to Central America as well as Jamaica. In Central America it is also referred to as guaiac meaning, “woods of life.”

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The main parts used as herbal medicine are the leaves, flowers and the inner bark. It proudly stands as the national flower of Jamaica making it one of the most important tree in the Island.

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Traditional Natural Remedy used to cure Asthma

Although asthma have been thought not to be cured, hence why it is categorized as a chronic illness, Jamaicans has always been experimenting with herbs to bring forth natural and home-made remedies for ailments, simply because that’s what we grew up seeing our African ancestors do. Therefore, it came as no surprise while visiting my grandmother in rural Jamaica; when I learnt of a herbal physician called Rasta Slim , who had cured many Asthmatic patient .

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Asthma cures target the underlying cause of the Asthmatic condition, the excess mucus that cause the bronchiole to be inflamed. With traditional herbal remedies the excess mucus  that is rooted to the bronchial tube is purged and expelled from the body using herbs. Once the tough mucus is removed patient can go on to live active, normal and fulfilling lives, without ever having to depend on a  inhaler again.
I tried the herbal cure and was relieved of my childhood bronchial asthma. Patients will now be able to sleep at nights without Asthmatic symptoms.

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The benefits of Traditional Herbal remedies over artificial drugs

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The truth is revealed… plants can cure all diseases and illness. Diseases are toxins in the body that causes inflammation. Drugs will not cure any illness! They only provide temporary relief of symptoms of diseases, with various side effects associated. As my grandma would say “the proof is in the pudding”, it is evident that all the mineral and vitamins needed to cure illness are available the herbs, plants and daily food we should be intaking. Magnesium, Ascorbic acid( vitamin C) and Retinol (vitamin A) cures almost if not all ailments of the body. All sickness exist in the blood. The are various herbal remedies to rid the body of all chronic illness including AIDS, HIV, Hypertension, Asthma, Diabetes and Cancers. Herbal Physicians are still very popular in the rural regions of Jamaica. Infact, there is an onset of human’s health conscious behavior in the twenty first century, people are more curious about what they are digesting and are now finding more natural and safer alternatives to deal with ailments. Most people have comes to the shocking realization that pharmaceutical giants are only in the business to make millions of dollars, even at the risk that billions must suffer.

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What is Asthma,Causes, Symptoms and Prevention

Did you know Asthma is a chronic illness just like diabetes and cancer. Roughly 334 million people worldwide are suffering from asthma. Many persons have family members or friends who are suffering severely from Asthma, some individuals may have died as a result of a serious Asthma Attack.
Are you experiencing frequent wheezing and tightening of the chest? Then you may need to see a physician and to check if you are Asthmatic.

What is Asthma?

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Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes in the lungs (the “airways”). People with asthma typically experience “wheezing”, a high-pitched whistling sound heard during breathing, especially when breathing out. However, wheezing does not always occur, and asthma can also involve breathlessness, chest tightness or coughing. The underlying process includes chronic inflammation of the airways, which causes tightening of the muscles wrapped around the bronchial tubes and extra mucus to be present in the airways. An obstruction of the flow of air in and out of the airways occurs  as the airways to overreact to stimuli and the air gets trapped within the Alveoli.

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Air, Water and Heat is all humans need to maintain health and wellness

A healthy life includes both physical and mental wellness. In order to attain this balance in the human body three essential components are necessary:

  • Water
  • Air
  • Heat

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Water is everywhere around us. It is in the plants, in water bodies such as oceans, rivers and lakes, it is received through rainfall and dew, it is stored underground and undeniably it makes up about seventy percent of the body. The body needs a daily intake of fresh, purified/ clean water. Rain or spring water is preferred over chlorinated water. Every day we take food and drink into the body. This food burns in our bodies and eventually leaves a certain amount of ash, or waste , that must be cleaned out of the body. The body is constantly in motion, and when anything moves, this must result in a wearing-out process that gives arise to waste materials. This worn-out material must be cast out; for if not cleaned out, the waste materials acts as poisons to injure the body and cause illness.

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