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Watch Your Words

Monday, November 14th, 2016

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Say, “NO” to Colds
Yes, words are powerful, especially those that you say to yourself. People are amazed when I say that I have only had one cold in the last 55 years. Actually it’s the only one that I “Welcomed.” Others have attempted to reach me, but I refused to let them. Many years ago I embraced the phrase, “An unwelcome visitor soon departs.”

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“GO AWAY”
The “Cold Monster” took a run at me the past few days, but I refused to accept it and I’m fine. Never say, “I’m catching a cold.” When you do, the cold will catch you. When anyone asks me, “Are you catching a cold?” or “Do you have a cold?” I instantly respond, “No, I don’t get colds.” When someone says, “Don’t get near me I have a cold,” I say, “I’m immune to colds, come on over here and give me a hug.” It Works!

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Diet and Exercise
Of course, eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise helps as well. It’s A Magical Combination! 

Eating Fruit is Important

Thursday, July 14th, 2016

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HOW You Eat it is ALSO Important
Properly eating eating fruit means more than just buying it, cutting it up and popping it into your mouth. It’s not that easy. It’s important to know how and when to eat fruit.

What does the correct way to eat fruit mean?

IT MEANS NOT EATING FRUIT AFTER A MEAL!
FRUIT SHOULD ONLY BE EATEN ON AN EMPTY STOMACH.

Eating fruit properly plays a major role in detoxifying your system, supplying you with a great deal of energy for weight loss and other life activities.

FRUIT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FOOD

Let’s say you eat two slices of bread, then a slice of fruit. The slice of fruit is ready to go straight through the stomach into the intestines, but it’s prevented from doing so by the bread.
In the meantime, the whole meal rots, ferments, and turns to acid. The minute the fruit comes into contact with the food and digestive juices in your stomach, the entire mass of food begins to spoil.
According to Dr. Herbert Shelton who did research on this matter, you should eat your fruit on an empty stomach, or before your meal!

“When you have mastered the correct way of eating fruit, you have discovered the Secret of Beauty, Longevity, Health, Energy, Happiness and normal weight.”

Drink ONLY fresh fruit juice, NOT the concentrated juice from cans. Don’t drink juice that has been heated. Don’t eat cooked fruit; cooking destroys all of the vitamins.

Eating a whole fruit is better than drinking its juice. If you do drink the juice, drink it mouthful by mouthful, slowly. You must allow the juice to mix with your saliva before swallowing it. Go on a 3-day fruit-fast to cleanse your body. Eat fruit and drink fruit juice only for three days, and you will be surprised when your friends say how radiant you look!

Some Goodies:

KIWI: Tiny but mighty, and a good source of potassium, magnesium, vitamin E and fiber. Its vitamin C content is twice that of an orange!

AN APPLE a day keeps the doctor away? Although an apple has a low vitamin C content, it has antioxidants and flavonoids which enhances the activity of vitamin C, thereby helping to lower the risk of colon cancer, heart attack and stroke.

STRAWBERRY: A Protective Fruit. Strawberries have the highest total antioxidant power among major fruits and protect the body from cancer-causing, blood vessel-clogging free radicals.

ORANGES: Eat two to four oranges a day to keep colds away, lower cholesterol, prevent and dissolve kidney stones, and reduce the risk of colon cancer.

WATERMELON: The coolest of all thirst quenchers. Composed of 92% water, it is also packed with a giant dose of glutathione, which helps boost your immune system. It’s also a key source of lycopene, the cancer-fighting oxidant.

GUAVA & PAPAYA: They are the clear winners for high vitamin C content. Guava is also rich in fiber, which helps prevent constipation. Papaya is rich in carotene; good for your eyes.

Drinking Cold Water After a Meal = Cancer!!!

It may seem nice to have a cold drink after a meal, however, the cold water will solidify the oils that you’ve just consumed, which slows digestion. Once this ’sludge’ reacts with the acid it will line the intestine. Very soon, it will turn into fats that lead to cancer. It is best to drink hot soup or warm water after a meal.

Mahalo Runaway

MEAT

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

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WHY; WHY NOT?
Much has changed since I first stopped eating animal flesh about 55 years ago. One is the reaction I get when telling someone that I don’t eat anything that had a mother.
I used to hear, “Why would you do that?” Now I hear, “I wish that I could do that,” or “I tried that once.”

I was recently asked, “What do you call a vegetarian that eats fish?”  My answer was, “That person is called a ‘carnivore.’”

Another often asked question is, “Where do you get your protein from?” My answer to that one is simply, “From the same place the animals people eat got it from.” I will add, “The protein you get from meat was already processed by the animal making it less effective than simply eating what they eat. 

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People ONLY eat vegetarian animals (except in some third world countries) because they are the ones with the protein. Bypass (and spare) the animal and go right to the source, get a straight shot of protein and you will be amazed at how much more energy you have.

“If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian.”
-Paul McCartney 

And if all of this is not reason enough, READ THIS: 

Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion

Friday, February 26th, 2016

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Feelings:
Sympathy, Empathy and Compassion are three words which are often misunderstood or misinterpreted.
There’s a time and place when each of them is appropriate.

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Sympathy:
You should have sympathy for a person (or animal) that is in a painful condition through no fault of his or her own, and not in a position to alleviate the pain without help.
Sympathy is a feeling of care and concern for someone, often someone close, accompanied by a wish to see him better off or happier. It is not the same as pity.

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Empathy:
Empathy is often confused with pity, sympathy, and compassion, which are each reactions to the plight of others.
Empathy is knowing that some momentary pain will result in a long time benefit. Doctors for example, must have empathy, not sympathy for their patients.

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Compassion:
Compassion is like empathy on steroids. Compassion is putting yourself into the shoes of an innocent person that is suffering from an inescapable situation that nobody can do anything about at the moment, such as a child living in a war zone.

When you exude the appropriate feelings for others, you help them even when you can’t directly. I once heard my good friend Wally (famous) Amos describe his feelings when a loud siren in Waikiki interrupts the solitude he is enjoying. He say’s to himself, “Somebody is in distress and help is on the way.” That has stuck with me for many years.

THE SNOOZE BUTTON

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

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It’s a Waste!
In Success Made Easy I suggest that you “Get rid of the snooze buttons in your life.” I think that the “Snooze Button” is one of the worst, yet most popular inventions ever. Everyone knows how they work; you decide what time you need to get up and then set the alarm six minutes earlier than that so you can get another six minutes of sleep after it goes off. Some people set it 12 minutes earlier to allow an added 12 minutes.

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Deep Sleep
Chances are that you were in a deep sleep when the alarm rang and while hitting the snooze button may appear to feel good, the reality is that it won’t be the same as another six minutes of true “deep sleep” would be.

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Six, 12, 18, 24 or More
Most, if not all snooze buttons are set at six minutes allowing one to sleep another six, twelve 18 or more hours. I have found that I am better off setting the alarm for the time I NEED TO get up and then GET UP when it goes off, regardless how much I might feel like staying in bed.

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Just Hanging!
Unless you have nothing better to do than hang out all day, like some creatures I know, then time spent getting a jump on the day is a better way to go. And in that case there’s no need for an alarm clock at all.

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