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10 Steps to Maintain Healthy Weight as We Age

By Jane Barthelemy. Is it normal and unavoidable for our bodies to expand every year? Nope. A large body is absolutely not a necessary part of aging. We sometimes think of midriff fat as negative only for our outer appearance. But in fact the midriff bulge hides invisible health risks inside your body in both men and women. There are myriad causes and cures for the expanding midriff. It's a poorly understood topic that affects millions. In this heavily researched article I'm offering a multi-leveled approach to causes and solutions to the expanded midriff. ...

Please Remember to Breathe!

Oxygenation is so important to your sanity. To your immune system. When all this craziness is over, you'll be glad you did your breathing. These techniques are top keys to maintaining resilient health - right after having a positive attitude. In a perfect world our cells are rich in oxygen, rejuvenated every night as we sleep. Optimum oxygen levels give you more energy, enhance brain function, and lower stress. You can overcome fatigue easily, you look and feel younger. A low oxygen environment deprives the cells of essential nutrients needed for energy to clean and rebuild. As a result our body fluids and blood can become dirty and toxic. ...

Warning! GMO-Free Foods Contain Glyphosate

Eating GMO-free? That's great! But if non-GMO is your main guide, here's a wake-up call flying under the radar. Surprise! A whole new generation of fake foods certified GMO-free has just arrived in your favorite grocery. Learn these four food types and how to recognize them: GMO foods are to be avoided of course. To learn them see the graphic below. These contain genetically modified ingredients, Glyphosate and the most chemicals. Glyphosate foods are toxic everyday foods, some ...

Xylitol, NOT a low calorie sweetener!

By Jane Barthelemy. Is Xylitol a healthy sweetener? Touted as a safe sugar substitute for diabetics in snacks, chewing gum, and baking, Xylitol is NOT the low-calorie sweetener it's cracked up to be. Just look at the nutrition label and you'll see it's loaded with calories and carbs. I don't accept that stripping birch bark and thus killing the tree is sustainable or earth-friendly. How is Xylitol produced? How does it affect the body? You deserve to know the truth to make an informed choice. ...

Gender Fluidity and Endocrine Disruptors Linked?

Two articles crossed my desk this week and I made a connection. Like a ZAP! It doesn't take a genius to see that gender identity and chemical exposure are two huge issues for our society today. I know that industrial chemicals disrupt our digestion, our nutrition, emotional state, microbiome, and ALL body functions. Just wondering - is growing gender fluidity part of our spiritual journey? Or is it related to chemicals and prenatal exposure? Or both? Further research is urgently needed. This ...

How Much of Your Food Do You Actually Absorb?

You spend time and money on the healthiest foods. But how much of it do you actually absorb into your cells? Turns out food combining has a major effect on your digestive efficiency. Foods that digest well together make for a healthy inner ecology. Smart food combining makes a your tummy happy. Poor food combining is a major cause of sluggish brain, heartburn, GERD, flatulence and emotional stress. If you want to optimize your health and save money, food combining is your secret friend....

Top Ten Recipes for Fermented Foods

One of the easiest and most economical ways to boost your health is FERMENTING! In stressful times when your digestion is under attack from processed food, undisclosed additives, and GMO's, these old-fashioned fermented foods like sauerkraut and yogurt can offer your gut a life-saving break. Fermented foods contain far more beneficial bacteria than most probiotic supplements, and they're cheaper than store-bought pills. Made easily in a variety of flavors, just 2 tablespoons of fermented ...

How Much Life Force is in Your Food?

Is your food glowing with life force? Or is it lifeless? When a food has just been picked, it's ALIVE with life force and nutrients! Life force is vital energy or Qi. After harvesting, the life force gradually declines. At the very last stage of decline, microbes take over, it disintegrates, dies and gets recycled back into the earth. When food is processed at high heat, it loses life force, so high temperature baking, frying, and irradiation cause a loss in nutrients. When raw foods are dried or dehydrated,...

7 Most Addictive Foods, How to be free of bad habits

By Jane Barthelemy. Starting over means we can  question our old patterns, lifestyle, and especially habitual thoughts. When stress is high, there's greater need to be vigilant about your health and balance. We often choose  momentary joy that harms our long-term health. If you notice yourself craving "comfort foods" like cookies, energy bars, or chips, you're already familiar with that strange unconscious appeal. Something about that food makes you always want more. This is a specific neurological response purposely created to charm you into consuming it. Oh yes! Countless studies show that certain foods stimulate ...

Prevent a Virus with Anti-viral Herbs

By Jane Barthelemy. With coronavirus and and other flu viruses floating around, you need to know these natural anti-viral herbs and supplements. Whether it’s a cold, flu, mumps, or ANY virus, the rules for kicking it are the same. These safe plant-based medicines have an important place in your tool chest for basic self-care. I've used this system many times. These are my everyday go-to remedies before doing pharmaceuticals or tests, which may have repercussions. My Top 5 most ...

The Last Forgotten Pandemic: Suicide

When suicides exceed virus deaths, I am concerned. Shall we turn to look at this topic in a gentle and compassionate way? The World Health Organization has estimated that 2.5 million people would take their own lives in 2020. However, it is almost impossible to measure. As suicide is taboo in many cultures, I expect their numbers are understated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR1FpgS2lpE   Rising suicide underlines the loneliness and spiritual emptiness that many people ...

What’s Electro-Magnetic Hypersensitivity?

Electro-magnetic Hypersensitivity is affected by all the electronic gadgets around us such as cell phones and 5G. EMF's are a threat to DNA, and children are especially vulnerable, since young tissues absorb radiation more than adults. This modern ailment is linked to stress and is tricky to diagnose or measure, affecting more people than we know. As the symptoms of EMF poisoning are the same as Covid-19 or the flu, it’s hard to tell the difference....

Alzheimer’s and Cancer: A Common Cause?

Alzheimer’s Disease affects 50 million people in the world.  This is projected to more than double to 131 million people by 2050. Scientists are calling Alzheimer's Disease "Type 3 Diabetes" because of its link to blood sugar. Let's cut to the chase. Amazingly, we can prevent and even reverse AD if we cut out sugar, refined carbs, add healthy fats, and move the body! The underlying deterioration of the brain in Alzheimer's Disease begins many years earlier with too much sugar, ...

A Forgotten Pandemic: Body Toxicity

The 8th Forgotten Pandemic to Eradicate is Body Toxicity. These inflammatory and auto-immune diseases are primarily caused by exposure to toxins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgO2jZrK_T0   The Body Toxicity Pandemic is where stress and chemical imbalance hit the wall. After years of slow DNA damage from constant minute exposure to toxins like chemicals and heavy metals, the body systems begin to function unpredictably. Symptoms may appear suddenly, but they've been ...

When is a Search Engine NOT a Search Engine?

I value my personal thoughts. The process by which I form conclusions is unique and intelligent. I'd like my thoughts to be independent, unsullied by commercial goals. I use the internet as a library for factual health research. Sometimes I find subjective, opinion-based "science", when my searches for medical information are "guided" or skewed by pharmaceutical interests. "Seeding" ideas is manipulative and dangerous. It goes contrary to my belief that we think independently and are responsible to heal our own bodies. ...

The TOP Forgotten Pandemic: Low Nutrients, Mineral Deficiencies

Hello friends! I'm featuring the TOP Forgotten Pandemic from my video series. Enjoy! Pandemic #1 is so invisible we almost missed it, yet it harms 7.5 billion people, everyone on Earth. Low Nutrient Food and Poor immunity, from eating food that has been processed, but loses nutrients each step along the way. We start with original food, but by the time we eat it, we’ve lost 70 to 90% of the nutrients. DNA modification, Farming chemicals, heat, milling, transport, storage, mixing, baking, ...

Did you know there are more Suicides than Covid deaths in the world?

Greetings to you all from Bali, where all is well. I'm so excited to unveil my new video series. I'm a peaceful person, however when backed into a corner, as we all are now, I take action. In researching the world health situation, I suddenly noticed that suicides are more than double Covid deaths this year. WHAT? It seemed unbelievable, but I checked and re-checked the figures on the W.H.O. website, and they're as clear as day. Check it out. My last post was an earlier version. This one is a ...

How did Ancient Red Rice become Modern White Rice?

Rice is the #1 primary staple food for over half the people in the world – more than 3.5 billion people depend on it for nutrition. So maybe it's important. Researchers have discovered that the earliest prehistoric ancestor of modern rice was found in China. It was wild, dark red in color, and highly nutritious. Archeologists have found evidence that Paleolithic people gathered wild grasses and pounded them with stones in many parts of the world. Then about 10,000 years ago Oryza sativa ...

10 Steps to Smart Anti-Viral Foods & Lifestyle

By Jane Barthelemy. Our immune system is our most precious resource. In the past century, changes in the global micro-biome have challenged our delicate internal eco-systems, precipitating many of the major health issues we face today. Our environment is continually infused with new chemicals, viruses, ...

Sugars and Refined Carbs, the Root of Body Acidity and Bone Disease

By Jane Barthelemy. Viruses thrive in an acid environment. Millions of people suffer from acidic body ph, which make them more at risk for coronavirus. Sugar and refined carbs are the #1 contributor to body acidity. This article explores the specific link between sugars, body acidity, and bone maladies. Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults. Bone loss, or osteoporosis affects approximately 54 million Americans. Studies show that both these bone diseases are directly linked to chronic acidic body pH.  This article highlights the root causes of bone disease, which sadly many doctors do not address, ...