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From the past...

Posted on November 11, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (3)

Dear readers, feeling a little nostalgic recently I found some articles on us that we did awhile ago. Not much has changed still going at it in the name of health and joy and of course God!


50 Ways to Use Coconut Oil

Posted on November 2, 2014 at 10:45 AM Comments comments (3)

Hello Readers, below are 50 amazing uses of coconut oil! Contact us through our email to get some at a good price!

•Massage Oil – Coconut oil soothes tired and sore muscles. Add a few drops of essential oils for more effect.

•Athletes Foot – The powerful antifungal properties of coconut oil make it perfect for any fungal infection. Add a few drops of oregano or tea tree oil for more antifungal power.

•Acne – Coconut oil gently fights the bacteria that cause acne. Dab it directly on the offending pimples and watch them shrink.

•Cleanser – Coconut oil makes an effective and gentle cleanser to remove the grime of the day.

•Lice – Coconut oil kills and removes this pesky problem.

•Stretch Marks – Prevent and soften stretch marks from pregnancy with coconut oil for soft and supple skin.

•Warts and Moles – Rub oil into area and cover with a bandage. Rub in fresh oil and place a new bandage each day.

•Moisturizer – Coconut oil is an excellent way to soften and hydrate dry, rough, or damaged skin.

•Face Scrub – Mix coconut oil with baking soda, sugar, or cinnamon and oatmeal for the perfect face scrub and exfoliator.

•Dandruff – Massage coconut oil into the scalp to ease symptoms of dandruff, both itching and flaking.

•Curb Appetite – Take a spoonful before meals to curb appetite so you don’t overeat.

•Wrinkles – Rub into lines, creases, and wrinkles to rehydrate skin and soften those wrinkles away.

•Sore Throat – Dissolve a spoonful in your mouth and let it slowly roll down the throat. This will coat and protect the throat, boost the health of mucus membranes, and fight any infection.

•Ring Worm – Rub coconut oil onto affected area to kill the fungus that causes unsightly ringworm. Add tea tree oil to clear the infection even faster.

•Lip Balm – Coconut oil hydrates and protects lips. Coconut even offers some protection from the sun, about an SPF 4.

•Cold Sore – Coconut oil has antiviral properties that will help the body get rid of the virus that causes cold sores. Rub it on when needed and add a drop of oregano oil to speed healing.

•Lubricant – Coconut makes an all-natural personal lubricant for intimate moments without chemicals.

•Gum Removal – Coconut oil gets the sticky stuff out of hair, carpet, and anywhere else it doesn’t belong.

•Pet Health – Coconut oil can do a multitude of things for pets, both topically and internally. It improves breath, makes for a shiny coat, eases joint problems, cleans ears, gets rid of fleas, and much more.

•Stys/Pink Eye – Rub a small amount of coconut oil on the sty or around the eyes to get rid of these painful and annoying infections quickly.

•Earaches – Earaches, swimmer’s ear, and ear infections clear up fast with a few drops of coconut oil mixed with garlic oil.

•Cradle Cap – Coconut oil is gentle and safe for infants and helps ease the itching, pain, redness, and flaking associated with cradle cap.

•Diaper Rash – Coconut oil can help heal mild diaper rash gently and effectively.

•Bruises – Rub coconut oil into bruised skin to speed healing and watch the bruises fade fast.

•Age Spots – Coconut oil has beneficial effects on any skin blemish. Use it to help fade age spots with powerful antioxidants.

•Shaving Cream – Coconut oil keeps the razor gliding smoothly while leaving skin smooth and soft.

•After Shave – Don’t want unpleasant bumps and rashes after shaving? Coconut oil soothes sensitive skin and promotes healing.

•Toothpaste – Mix 1 part coconut oil with 1 part baking soda and add a couple drops of peppermint oil. This makes a refreshing, natural toothpaste that whitens and cleans without added preservatives, fluoride, sweeteners, or other chemicals.

•Chicken Pox – Ease the itch and encourage healing with dabs of coconut oil. It also works on poison ivy, poison oak, mosquito bites, and other insect stings or bites.

•Yeast Infections – Coconut oil fights these fungal infections internally and externally.

•Makeup Remover – Coconut oil removes oil-based makeup easily, like mascara. It cleans, hydrates, and makes skin glow.

•Conditioner – Coconut oil conditions, strengthens, and repairs hair. Massage it in and rinse it out after ten minutes. A small amount can be rubbed in to dry hair to tame frizz.

•Polish Furniture – Coconut oil gives a protective shine to wood furniture. Just make sure you test it out on a small area to make sure you like the outcome.

•Energy – Coconut oil and its medium chain triglycerides make it an excellent energy source to improve stamina, endurance, or just to give you a boost through the day.

•Deodorant – Mix coconut oil with cornstarch, baking soda, and your favorite essential oils for a natural deodorant that smells fantastic.

•Eye Cream – Reduce puffiness and dark circles with a few dabs of coconut oil.

•Eczema – Coconut oil reduces the itchiness, pain, flakiness, and dryness of eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis.

•Sunburn – Coconut oil can help prevent sunburn for short exposures. When you burn, it will also speed healing and take some of the sting away. Make sure you wait until all the heat has dissipated before applying it or you trap the heat in. Wait 24 to 72 hours depending on the extent of the burn.

•Hemorrhoids – Coconut oil eases the pain and discomfort of hemorrhoids and encourages natural healing both internally and externally.

•Nose Bleeds – Rub a bit of coconut oil in nostrils to fight the dry cracking that can lead to nose bleeds and pain.

•Canker Sores – Dab coconut oil on canker sores to kill infection and speed up healing. Coconut oil is also a far tastier way to treat canker sores than most other methods.

•Toothaches – Coconut oil eases the pain and strengthens teeth. You can mix it with a drop of clove oil to almost instantly relieve pain.

•Acid Reflux – Take a small spoonful with meals to keep acid reflux and heartburn at bay.

•Urinary Tract – Treat urinary tract infections with a spoonful of coconut oil. It may even ease the painful passing of kidney stones.

•Nursing – Coconut oil works great to repair dry, cracked skin, including sore nipples from nursing.

•Alzheimer’s – Some research points to coconut oil as a way to slow the progression of or prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia.

•Bones – Coconut oil aids the body in the absorption of calcium and magnesium. Both minerals are important for strong bones and teeth.

•Epilepsy – Coconut oil may reduce the incidence and intensity of epileptic seizures.

•Fitness – Coconut oil boosts energy, increases metabolism, improves thyroid function, and aids healthy weight loss. It is the perfect addition to any workout or fitness regimen.

•Cooking – Coconut oil doesn’t form harmful by-products when heated like most other oils and animal fats. Use it to replace butter, cup for cup in recipes. Sauté, cook, bake, broil, braise, and more using coconut oil as a healthier alternative.

 

Believe and Trust God!

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Good Day Readers,

If you believe put your trust in the Lord, and His promises will be revealed and bring you Joy in all your circumstances.

Love

Patricia Williams

 


Power Builders

Posted on April 23, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello Readers,

Rest--Love--Joy--Peace--Work, and the most powerful of these are Love and Joy.

Much Love

Pat Williams

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (2)

Hello Readers,

Today I will be discussing benefits and risks of the wonderful household remedy Apple Cide Vinegar.

The only brand I trust, it has been a great aid to me over the years. To get this product from us send an email to [email protected]  

Apple cider vinegar is fermented juice from crushed apples. Like apple juice, it probably contains some pectin; vitamins B1, B2, and B6; biotin; folic acid; niacin; pantothenic acid; and vitamin C. It also contains small amounts of the minerals sodium, phosphorous, potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Apple cider vinegar can also contain significant quantities of acetic acid and citric acid. It is used to make medicine.

While science has yet to prove many of the claims made about apple cider vinegar, it remains a wildly popular product, and does duty in a variety of roles, from beauty and homemaking to heath. The following uses include some supported by science as well as many backed up by folk wisdom.

1. Freshen your mouth

Some swear by using a rinse of apple cider vinegar mixed with water and swished about the mouth for reducing bad breath.

2. Treat acid reflux

In 13 surprising home remedies for acid reflux, the treatments include taking one to two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar daily. As it’s explained, most people mistakenly believe that acid reflux is caused by an overproduction of acid, but it’s actually the opposite for many people, as in too little acid.

3. Alleviate GI distress

Folks who prescribe to folk remedies tell us that if one suffers from diarrhea caused by a bacterial infection, apple cider vinegar may help due to its antibiotic properties. As well, some experts suggest that pectin in apple cider vinegar can help calm intestinal spasms. If suffering: Mix one or two tablespoons into water or apple juice and drink.

4. Prevent indigestion

If you’re planning on indulging in a meal that you expect might not get along very well with your stomach, try drinking one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar mixed with one teaspoon of honey mixed in a small glass of warm water 30 minutes before you dine.

5. Halt hiccups

If there was a clear-cut cure for the hiccups, we would all know about it and never suffer the spazzy things again. Alas, it’s eat peanut butter, hold your breath, drink water upside-down, be scared, and any number of other folksy remedies. But eventually, it seems like one of these sticks and does indeed seem to stop them in their tracks. So next time you have a round of uncontrollable hics, you might want to try the apple cider vinegar remedy (if you dare): A teaspoon straight down the hatch.

6. Spoil your hair

It seems that just about whichever camp you fall into, hair-wise, vinegar can help. Consider the following:

Home remedies for oily hair

Home remedies for dry hair

fix lackluster hair

Give up shampoo completely (wild!)

7. Soothe a sore throat

There are a host of great natural remedies for sore throats out there, and employing apple cider vinegar is one of them. As soon as you feel the first signs of a sore throat, try one of two methods. Mix 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar with warm water and gargle every hour; or mix a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with hot water and a shot of honey and sip.

8. Fight the itch

A dab of apple cider vinegar applied with a cotton ball is commonly recommended to make a pesky mosquito bite stop itching. It will sting a bit, but can help quell the prickly tickle.

9. Brighten skin

Many who suffer the angst caused by skin problems — from psoriasis and eczema to dry skin and blemishes — praise apple cider vinegar for reducing inflammation and generally minimizing problems. Try dabbing it to affected areas with a cotton ball.

10. Decrease glucose levels

Of all the ways in which people use apple cider vinegar, that which perhaps has the most potential is in helping with diabetes. Several studies have shown its positive effect on blood glucose levels; a 2007 study of participants with type-2 diabetes found that two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bed lowered glucose in the morning by four to six percent.

11. Lower cholesterol and high blood pressure

If you’re a rat, that is. Several studies with rats have shown vinegar’s beneficial contribution to lowering cholesterol and high blood pressure. There’s no evidence that it can work on people too, but research in these areas continues.

12. Lose weight

If there’s one promise that most supplements and superfoods love to claim, it’s their ability to aid in weight loss. For millennia vinegar has been used to help lose weight; whether to factual effect or not has yet to be proven by science, but many people cling to the practice with devotion. One small study in 2005 did find that people who ate a piece of bread with small amounts of vinegar felt fuller than those who didn’t have the vinegar. Yet when it comes to vinegar and weight loss, there is no magic bullet … aside from eating fewer calories and exercising more.

Taking small amounts of apple cider vinegar should not offer many risks, but taking in larger amounts on a regular basis could prove problematic. It is highly acidic and may cause problems ranging from harm to the teeth to lower potassium levels, lower bone density, and interaction with some medications. As with all supplements, consult your doctor  before starting a new regimen.

With Love,

Thomas

More sources: 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/16/apple-cider-vinegar-beauty-benefits_n_3589264.html

http://www.webmd.com/diet/apple-cider-vinegar


Building a foundation with Joy

Posted on April 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (21)

Hello readers, welcome to my blog!

Life's experiences should be a record to draw upon for knowledge and learning. Seeing the positive lessons for growth in every experience or picture of life, your photo album or portfolio will be filled with the oil of joy and love.

Know what's going on inside you! Step by step attunement to that inner temple will lead to the joy of life that you are promised in God's word.  

What is sacred to you? Reflect on one thing that is most sacred to you, or assess the state of your spiritual life at least weekly... What are the problems, issues, or circumstances that pursue you and keep you from your daily dose of joy?

With love

Pat Williams

Building a Foundation with Joy - A dream

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (2)

Hello readers, welcome to my blog!

When applied to one's heart, joy is described as "well-being" rather than ethical status. Therefore the parallel idea is "joyous and happy." "...And they went into their tents joyful and glad of heart for all the goodness that the LORD had done for David..." (1 Kings 8:66)

God is described as "One who is good" or "One who gives delight and pleasure." "But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, that I may declare all thy works." (Psalms 73:28)

Good is used 7 times in Genesis 1, and means beautiful in the Hebrew.  Genesis 1: 4, 10, 12, 18, 21, 25, 31.

With love

Pat Williams

Source: The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible Red Letter Edition

Building a foundation with Joy!

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (5)

Hello readers, welcome to my first blog entry! 

*First and foremost I am a woman of God, but I'd hope to have my advice to fall on all ears, religious or not.

We are all facing trying circumstances in our materialistic world that challenge our heart, mind, and soul. Moments and situations occur in life to wear it seems we cannot be brought to turn to family, friends, or coworkers. We must then look inside ourselves and find the strength and confidence that we want to feel from those closest to us. They will not always be there to give you such things and when they cannot, lean on God and your own strength will lighten your heart.

"The joy of the Lord is our strength" -Nehemiah 8:10

When I look back on my life as a mother, and I embraced the stewardship of pouring into my children, I found Biblical principles that guided me. It is one of the many reasons I have been able to climb over the mountains of difficulty we all face in life. Embrace hardships with as much joy as you can muster and do not let such trials break you.

"Our trials and tribulations are keeping us from vocalizing and declaring with joy the promise of our coming king" - James 1:2

I hope this entry has provided you with some comfort, reader. Stay joyful and send me an email at [email protected] for a class on joy that I will be planning in the near future!

With love,

Pat Williams


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