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10 Body Detox Tips for Colon Cleanse, Liver Detoxification, Natural Detoxifying Diet

The Top 10 Cleanses of 2014

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Fasting – the Perfect Heart-Rester

If you are vitally interested in having a strong heart, you must skip 1 or 2 meals a week or even better, fast for one whole day out of 7. What a wonderful rest the hardworking heart receives when you take a day or 2 of total abstinence from all food! Just drink 8 to 10 glasses of cool distilled water daily. If you need something warm, have a cup of herb tea such as mint, alfalfa or anise seed. You may add 2 tsp of honey to your tea if desired. During water fast partake of no juices or food.

A Story of Successful Fasting

We have thousands of letters in our files from health students all over the world, who had remarkable recoveries with fasting. One of these students had a serious heart attack at 55 years of age. She was flat on her back in bed for 8 weeks. When she finally got up she was a pitiful sight – pale, haggard and weak. She was thoroughly discouraged since she had been told that she did not have long to live.

The Miracle of Fasting and started to fast 1 day each week. After a few months she fasted for 3 or 4 days each month. Then she went on a 7 day fast. Great cleansing and healing took place in her body because of her fasting.

Banish All of Your Fears About Fasting!

The average person has a preconceived notion that if they skip a few meals or fast for a few days, dangerous things will happen to their body. Nothing is farther from the truth! My father and I have fasted for as many as 30 days straight – and felt stronger on the 30th day than when the fast started! Caution! We don’t advise our students to go on long fasts unless needed and supervised by a health professional. Inquire for good contacts at health stores, health clubs, etc. or check www.spafinder.com.

Nothing will give the body more energy and vitality than fasting. Fasting also strengthens the body’s digestive system and heart. Forget your fears! Fasting cleanses the internal body. Try a short fast to demonstrate to yourself the miracles fasting can accomplish in your life!

Here’s our personal fasting program for you: We fast on Mondays. During this time we drink 8 to 10 glasses of distilled water. This gives our digestive and elimination systems a complete rest. We then eat on Tuesday. This respite from food takes a great load off of the hard-working heart and digestive system and helps keep the body cleaner.

Several times yearly we take a longer super fast. We usually prefer distilled water fast for 7 to 10 days. This works wonders in keeping us fit, trim and healthy! The Hollywood Stars love juice fasting to detox.

Cleansing the Heart Pump and Pipes

If our pipes and great pump are clogged and corroded with debris and toxic poison we cannot be physically fit! Therefore, it is necessary from time to time to give the pipes and the pump of the body a thorough cleansing. This should be done by fasting once every week – for this 1 day will have beneficial effects. It will shake the toxins loose from the tissues, stimulate circulation and get rid of foreign matter that has become encrusted in the heart and blood vessels.

You should follow this cleansing program at least 1 day a week. Then in time you will have enough fortitude to fast for 3 days straight – you will be amazed at the results! If you have any reactions during this cleansing program – such as headaches, excessive gas or feeling of weakness – just remember that this is what we call a healing crisis. These symptoms will fade away as the toxins pass through your elimination system. Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within!

– Paracelsus, 15th century physician. He established the role of chemistry in medicine

Flushing Poisons from your Body’s “Pipes”

While on this Cleansing Program, drink at least a half a gallon of distilled (purified) water daily – that is free of toxic chemicals. The night before you start this regime take 1 to 2 quarts of distilled water and add to it 2 whole carrots cut into pieces, 3 diced stalks of celery (leaves and all), 1 handful of chopped parsley and 1 beet cut up fine. Soak this mixture overnight. After it has soaked 10 hours or more, strain the vegetable-distilled water and discard the vegetables (great for compost). Use this water, in which the vegetables have been soaked, as part of your drinking water during first day for cleansing.

On arising eat an apple and a few dried figs or dates, 1 glass of prune juice (add 1 tsp mixed oat bran and psyllium).

At 10 a.m. eat some fresh fruit (oranges, grapefruit, green tea or greens drink of choice or vegetable broth. If you customarily take supplements, do so at this time.

At 12 noon have a luncheon of a tossed green salad of sliced cabbage with grated carrots and beets, chopped green onion, celery, sweet bell pepper, parsley, raw spinach, watercress, tomato and a clove of finely chopped garlic. Eat this salad with a dressing made of 1 teaspoon each of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. You may also have a lightly cooked vegetable (low in natural sugar) such as string beans, squash or any of the green leafy vegetables.

At 3 p.m. eat fresh fruit, such as apples, grapes, pears, bananas or a few dried fruits as dates, figs, prunes, etc. and a cup of hot distilled water..

At 6 p.m have a supper of a tossed vegetable/green salad similar as lunch and a dish of lightly steamed greens (kale, mustard or turnip greens, beet tops, spinach, etc.) cooked with chopped onions, 2 cloves of garlic and 1-2 tablespoons of Organic Olive Oil. After the meal you may take your evening supplements.

Flaxseed Cleanse – optional – may take once daily: Before dinner soak 1 tbsp flaxseed in glass of water, apple or pineapple juice. Drink or spoons eat 2 hours after meal.

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Is Fasting Good For You? A Review of the Evidence

Is Fasting Healthy?

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Fasting – the Perfect Heart-Rester

If you are vitally interested in having a strong heart, you must skip 1 or 2 meals a week or even better, fast for one whole day out of 7. What a wonderful rest the hardworking heart receives when you take a day or 2 of total abstinence from all food! Just drink 8 to 10 glasses of cool distilled water daily. If you need something warm, have a cup of herb tea such as mint, alfalfa or anise seed. You may add 2 tsp of honey to your tea if desired. During water fast partake of no juices or food.

A Story of Successful Fasting

We have thousands of letters in our files from health students all over the world, who had remarkable recoveries with fasting. One of these students had a serious heart attack at 55 years of age. She was flat on her back in bed for 8 weeks. When she finally got up she was a pitiful sight – pale, haggard and weak. She was thoroughly discouraged since she had been told that she did not have long to live. Then started to fast 1 day each week. After a few months she fasted for 3 or 4 days each month. Then she went on a 7 day fast. Great cleansing and healing took place in her body because of her fasting and living The Healthy Lifestyle. NOTE: The Miracle of Fasting is a complete and instructive program on the Science of Fasting

Banish All of Your Fears About Fasting!

The average person has a preconceived notion that if they skip a few meals or fast for a few days, dangerous things will happen to their body. Nothing is farther from the truth! My father and I have fasted for as many as 30 days straight – and felt stronger on the 30th day than when the fast started! Caution! We don’t advise our students to go on long fasts unless needed and supervised by a health professional. Inquire for good contacts at health stores, health clubs, etc. or check www.spafinder.com

Nothing will give the body more energy and vitality than fasting. Fasting also strengthens the body’s digestive system and heart. Forget your fears! Fasting cleanses the internal body. Try a short fast to demonstrate to yourself the miracles fasting can accomplish in your life!

Here’s our personal fasting program for you: We fast on Mondays. During this time we drink 8 to 10 glasses of distilled water. This gives our digestive and elimination systems a complete rest. We then eat on Tuesday. This respite from food takes a great load off of the hard-working heart and digestive system and helps keep the body cleaner.

Several times yearly we take a longer super fast. We usually prefer a distilled water fast for 7 to 10 days. This works wonders in keeping us fit, trim and healthy! The Hollywood Stars love juice fasting to detox

Cleansing the Heart Pump and Pipes

If our pipes and great pump are clogged and corroded with debris and toxic poison we cannot be physically fit! Therefore, it is necessary from time to time to give the pipes and the pump of the body a thorough cleansing. This should be done by fasting once every week – for this 1 day will have beneficial effects. It will shake the toxins loose from the tissues, stimulate circulation and get rid of foreign matter that has become encrusted in the heart and blood vessels.

You should follow this cleansing program at least 1 day a week. Then in time you will have enough fortitude to fast for 3 days straight – you will be amazed at the results! If you have any reactions during this cleansing program – such as headaches, excessive gas or feeling of weakness – just remember that this is what we call a healing crisis. These symptoms will fade away as the toxins pass through your elimination system. Fasting is the greatest remedy – the physician within!

– Paracelsus, 15th century physician He established the role of chemistry in medicine.

Flushing Poisons from your Body’s “Pipes”

While on this Cleansing Program, drink at least a half a gallon of distilled (purified) water daily – that is free of toxic chemicals. The night before you start this regime take 1 to 2 quarts of distilled water and add to it 2 whole carrots cut into pieces, 3 diced stalks of celery (leaves and all), 1 handful of chopped parsley and 1 beet cut up fine. Soak this mixture overnight. After it has soaked 10 hours or more, strain the vegetable-distilled water and discard the vegetables (great for compost). Use this water, in which the vegetables have been soaked, as part of your drinking water during first day for cleansing.

On arising eat an apple and a few dried figs or dates, 1 glass of prune juice (add 1 tsp mixed oat bran and psyllium).

At 10 a.m. eat some fresh fruit (oranges, grapefruit, green tea or greens drink of choice or vegetable broth. If you customarily take supplements, do so at this time.

At 12 noon have a luncheon of a tossed green salad of sliced cabbage with grated carrots and beets, chopped green onion, celery, sweet bell pepper, parsley, raw spinach, watercress, tomato and a clove of finely chopped garlic. Eat this salad with a dressing made of 1 teaspoon each of Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Organic Apple Cider Vinegar. You may also have a lightly cooked vegetable (low in natural sugar) such as string beans, squash or any of the green leafy vegetables. At 3 p.m. eat fresh fruit, such as apples, grapes, pears, bananas or a few dried fruits as dates, figs, prunes, etc. and a cup of hot distilled water with 1 tsp of Bragg Aminos.

Have a supper of a tossed vegetable/green salad similar as lunch and a dish of lightly steamed greens (kale, mustard or turnip greens, beet tops, spinach, etc.) cooked with chopped onions, 2 cloves of garlic and 1-2 tablespoons of Organic Olive Oil. After the meal you may take your evening supplements.Bananas, apples, pears, grapes) and drink a cup of herbal tea.

At 6 p.m. Flaxseed Cleanse – optional – may take once daily: Before dinner soak 1 tbsp flaxseed in glass of water, apple or pineapple juice. Drink or spoon eats 2 hours after meal.

Juice Fast – Introduction to Water Fast

Fasting has been rediscovered, through juice fasting, as a simple, easy means of cleansing and restoring health and vitality. To fast (abstain from food) comes from the Old English word fasten or to hold firm. It’s a means to commit oneself to the task of finding inner strength through body, mind and soul cleansing. Throughout history the world’s greatest philosophers and sages – including Socrates, Plato, Buddha, Gandhi and our Creator Jesus – practiced fasting and preached its benefits.

Juice bars are springing up everywhere and juice fasting has become in with the theatrical crowd in Hollywood, New York and London. The number of Stars who believe in the power and effectiveness of juice and water fasting is growing. A partial list includes: Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand, Kim Basinger, Alec Baldwin, Daryl Hannah, Christie Brinkley, Dolly Parton and Donna Karan. They say fasting helps balance their lives physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally. Although we feel water fast is best, an introductory liquid juice fast can offer people an ideal opportunity to give their intestinal systems a restful, cleansing relief from the high fat, high sugar, high salt and high protein fast foods too many Americans unhealthful exist on.

Organic, raw, live fruit and vegetable juices can be purchased fresh from many Health Food Stores. You can also prepare these healthy juices yourself using a good home juicer. When juice fasting, it’s best to dilute juice with 3 distilled water. The list on the next page gives you many combination ideas. With any vegetable and tomato combinations try adding a dash of  Liquid Aminos, herbs or, on non-fast days, even some green powder (barley, chlorella, spirulina, etc.) to create a delicious, nutritious powerful health drink. When using herbs in these drinks, use 1 to 2 fresh leaves or a pinch of dried herbs. A pinch of dulse (seaweed), rich in protein, iodine and iron is delicious with vegetable juices.

Fasting is an effective and safe method of detoxifying the body - a technique used for centuries for healing. Fast regularly one day a week and help the body cleanse and heal it to stay well. When a cold or illness is coming on, or even depression –it’s best to fast! – James Balch, M.D. author of Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Here are Some Powerful Juice Combinations:

1. Beet, celery, alfalfa sprouts

2. Cabbage, celery and apple

3. Cabbage, cucumber, celery, cabbage and sweet basil tomato, spinach and basil

4. Tomato, carrot and mint

5. Carrot, celery, watercress, garlic and wheatgrass

6. Grapefruit, orange and lemon

7. Beet, parsley, celery, carrot,

8. Beet, celery, dulse and carrot

9. Cucumber, carrot and parsley

10. Watercress, cucumber, garlic

11. Asparagus, carrot, and mint

12. Carrot, celery, parsley, onion,

13. Carrot and coconut milk

14. Carrot, broccoli, lemon, cayenne

15. Carrot, cauliflower, rosemary

16. Apple, carrot, radish, ginger

17. Apple, pineapple and mint

18. Apple, papaya and grapes mustard greens, garlic

19. Papaya, cranberries and apple

20. Leafy greens, broccoli, apple

21. Grape, cherry and apple

22. Watermelon (best alone)

Enjoy Healthy Fiber for Super Health

•KEEP BEANS HANDY, probably the best fiber sources. Cook dried beans and freeze in portions. Use canned beans for faster meals.

•EAT BERRIES, surprisingly good sources of fiber.

• INSTEAD OF ICEBERG LETTUCE, choose deep green lettuces, romaine, bib, butter, etc., spinach or cabbage for variety salads.

• LOOK FOR “100% WHOLE WHEAT” or whole grain breads. A dark color isn’t proof; check labels, compare fibers, grains, etc.

•WHOLE GRAIN CEREALS. Hot, also cold granolas with sliced fruit.

• GO FOR BROWN RICE. It’s better for you and so delicious.

• EAT THE SKINS of potatoes and other organic fruits and vegetables.

• LOOK FOR HEALTH CRACKERS with at least 2 grams of fiber per ounce.

• SERVE HUMMUS, made from chickpeas, instead of sour-cream dips.

• USE WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR for baking breads, muffins, pastries, pancakes, waffles and for variety try other whole grain flours.

• ADD OAT BRAN, WHEAT BRAN AND WHEATGERM to baked goods, cookies, etc.; whole grain cereals, casseroles, loafs, etc.

• SNACK ON SUN-DRIED FRUIT, such as apricots, dates, prunes, raisins, etc., which are concentrated sources of nutrients and fiber.

• INSTEAD OF DRINKING JUICE, eat the fruit: orange, grapefruit, etc.; and vegetables: tomato, carrot, etc. – UC Berkeley Wellness Letter

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Nutritional Health : How to Clean Your Colon by Fasting

6 WAYS TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY

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Fasting Cleanses, Renews and Rejuvenates

Our bodies have a natural self-cleansing system for maintaining a healthy body and our river of life - our blood. It’s essential that we keep our entire bodily machinery healthy and in good working condition from head to toe!

Fasting is the best detoxifying method. It's also the most effective and safest way to increase elimination of waste buildups and enhance the body's miraculous self-healing and self-repairing process that keeps you healthy.

If you prepare for a fast by eating a cleansing diet for 1 to 2 days, this can greatly facilitate the cleansing process. Fresh variety salads, fresh vegetables and fruits and their juices, as well as green drinks (alfalfa, barley, chlorophyll, chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, etc.) stimulate waste elimination. Live, fresh foods and juices can literally pick up dead matter from your body and carry it away. Following this pre-cleansing diet you can start your liquid fast.

Daily, even on most days during our fasts, we take 3,000 mg. of mixed Vitamin C powder (C concentrate, Acerola, Rosehips and Bioflavonoids) in liquids. This is a potent antioxidant and flushes out deadly free radicals. It also promotes collagen production for new healthy tissues. Vitamin C is especially important if you are detoxifying from prescription drugs, alcohol or stress overload, stated famous scientist Dr. Linus Pauling.

A moderate, well-planned distilled water fast is our favorite or a diluted fresh juice (35% distilled water) fast can help cleanse your body of excess mucus, old fecal matter, trapped cellular, non-food wastes and can help remove inorganic mineral deposits and sludge from your pipes and joints. Fasting works by self-digestion. During a fast your body intuitively will decompose and burn only the substances and tissues that are damaged, diseased or unneeded, such as abscesses, tumors, excess fat deposits, excess water and congestive wastes.

Even a relatively short fast (1 to 3 days) will accelerate elimination from your liver, kidneys, lungs, bloodstream and skin. Sometimes you will experience dramatic changes (a cleansing and healing crisis) as accumulated wastes are expelled. With your first few fasts you may temporarily have headaches, fatigue, body odor, bad breath, coated tongue, mouth sores and even diarrhea as your body is cleaning house. Please be patient with your body!

After a fast your body will begin to healthfully rebalance. Your weekly 24 hour fast removes toxins on a regular basis, so they don't accumulate. Your energy levels will begin to rise – physically, psychologically and mentally. Your creativity will begin to expand. You will feel like a different person – which you are – as you are being cleansed, purified and reborn. Fasting is an exciting and wonderful cleansing and healing miracle for your body.

BENEFITS FROM THE JOYS OF FASTING

Fasting renews your faith in yourself, your strength and Gods strength.

Fasting is easier than any diet.

Fasting is the quickest way to lose weight.

Fasting is adaptable to a busy life.

Fasting gives the body a physiological rest.

Fasting is used successfully in the treatment of many physical illnesses.

Fasting can yield weight losses of up to 10 pounds or more in the first week.

Fasting lowers & normalizes cholesterol, homocysteine & blood pressure levels.

Fasting improves dietary habits.

Fasting increases pleasure eating healthy foods.

Fasting is a calming experience, often relieving tension and insomnia.

Fasting frequently induces feelings of euphoria, a natural high.

Fasting is a miracle rejuvenator, slowing the ageing process.

Fasting is a natural stimulant to rejuvenate the growth hormone levels.

Fasting is an energizer, not a debilitator.

Fasting aids the elimination process.

Fasting often results in a more vigorous marital relationship.

Fasting can eliminate smoking, drug and drinking addictions.

Fasting is a regulator, educating the body to consume food only as needed.

Fasting saves time spent marketing, preparing and eating.

Fasting rids the body of toxins, giving it an internal shower & cleansing.

Fasting does not deprive the body of essential nutrients.

Fasting can be used to uncover the sources of food allergies.

Fasting is used effectively in schizophrenia treatment & other mental illnesses.

Fasting under proper supervision can be tolerated easily up to four weeks.

Fasting does not accumulate appetite; hunger pangs disappear in 1-2 days.

Fasting is routine for the animal kingdom.

Fasting has been a common practice since the beginning of man’s existence.

Fasting is a rite in all religions; the Bible alone has 74 references to it.

Fasting under proper conditions is absolutely safe. • Fasting is a blessing.

Fasting is not starving; it’s nature’s cure that God has given us.

Spiritual Bible Reasons Why We Should Fast

Acts13:2-3; Deut. 11:7-14, 21; Luke 4:2-5,14; Matthew 9: 9-15

Acts 14:23-25; Ezra 8:23; Luke 9:1-6, 11; Matthew 17:18-21

3 John 2; Gen. 6:3; Mark 2:16-20; Neh. 1:4;

1 Cor. 10:31; Gal. 5:16-26; Matthew 4:1-4; Neh. 9:1, 20-21;

1 Cor. 13:4-7; Isaiah 58:6,8; Matthew 6:16-18; Psalms 35:13

Deut. 8:3-8; Joel 2:12; Matthew 7:7-8; Psalms 119-18

This gentle reminder explains the great benefits from The Miracle of Fasting that you will enjoy when starting on your weekly 24 hour Fasting Program for Super Health! It’s a precious time of body-mind-soul cleansing and renewal.

On fast days I drink 8 to 10 glasses of distilled (our favorite) or purified water, (I add 1-2 tsps Organic Vinegar to 3 of them). If just starting, you may also try herbal teas or try diluted fresh juices with 3 distilled water. Every day, even some fast days, add 1 Tbsp of psyllium husk powder to liquids once daily. It’s an extra cleanser and helps normalize weight, cholesterol and blood pressure and helps promote healthy elimination. Fasting is the oldest, most effective healing method known to man. Fasting offers great, miraculous blessings from Mother Nature and our Creator. It begins the self-cleansing of the inner-body workings so we can promote our own self-healing.

Take Time for 12 Things

1. Take time to Work – it is the price of success.

2. Take time to Think – it is the source of power.

3. Take time to Play – it is the secret of youth.

4. Take time to Read – it is the foundation of knowledge.

5. Take time to Worship – it is the highway of reverence and washes the dust of earth from our eyes.

6. Take time to Help and Enjoy Friends – it is the source of happiness.

7. Take time to Love – it is the one sacrament of life.

8. Take time to Dream – it hitches the soul to the stars.

9. Take time to Laugh – it is the singing that helps life's loads.

10. Take time for Beauty – it is everywhere in nature.

11. Take time for Health – it is the true wealth and treasure of life.

12. Take time to Plan – it is the secret of being able to have time for the first 11 thing

 

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Sleep disorders

Sleep Disorders Problems

Sleep

Sound Sleep is Necessary to Build a Strong Heart

Primitive men and women arise at daybreak and the early hours of their days are spent in vigorous physical activity. About mid-day they eat their largest meal and then immediately afterward they lie down to rest or take a nap (just as babies and young children do). In an hour or so they wake up refreshed – ready for the 2nd  half of the day. Then they are active again until sundown, and shortly after sundown they go to sleep again. So primitive man is awake about 12 hours and sleeps about 12 hours.

Modern, civilized man drives himself all day under high-pressure. His day is filled with stresses, strains, worries and cares. A daily nap or siesta is unknown to the routine of most people. All day long he takes stimulants to keep himself going – coffee, tea, alcohol, pills, cigarettes, excessive amounts of sugar, candy, chocolate, ice-cream, etc. – everything to try to keep his poor body up to the constant go – push mode.

He lives in this hectic, fast driven age and at night he has brilliant lights and action to keep him awake. His amusements and entertainments all begin at night. The night clubs turn on bright lights and loud music. Movie theaters lure him in to films that are promoting sex, crime and violence. Television, the radio, parties – everything seems to be geared to stimulate him. Instead of going to bed for much needed sleep he drives himself, chasing happiness and peace of mind.

When he gets sleepy he just takes a pill to keep him awake or drinks some strong coffee – then to relax he has some poisonous alcohol. He is constantly straining his nervous system – all of which has a disastrous deadly effect on his circulatory system and his heart.

Think of yourself as a “battery” – you discharge energy and you must recharge yourself with proper food, sleep and constructive emotions.

The majority of American’s nerves are so jangled and frazzled that it’s often impossible for them to sleep. As a result, they consume tons of sleeping pills and tranquilizers to try to calm their exhausted nervous systems. It’s no wonder that, in addition to the soaring heart disease rate in the United States, we have more people in mental institutions than ever before in history. A half-million American men and women are committed to mental institutions every year. These facilities are now so overcrowded that they represent one of our society’s greatest medical and financial problems today.

Sleep is Essential To Life Itself

You cannot have a strong heart, a sound mind and a healthy nervous system if you do not get enough good and sound restful sleep! Sleep is essential to building and maintaining a strong, vital heart. Sleep is more necessary than food! Anyone can fast on water for days – or even weeks if necessary – without any serious harm if they are well-nourished before beginning the fast and have a satisfactory food-supply after its conclusion. But no one can fast from sleep for a few days without side effects. Man can’t endure an entire week of sleeplessness.

In early English history condemned criminals were put to death by depriving them of sleep. Forced sleeplessness, in fact, has been used as a form of torture and execution by the Chinese and is more feared than corporal punishment. Those subjected to this always died raving maniacs! Sad facts illustrate the necessity of sleep!

Take a Daily “Siesta”

If you want to build a strong heart and nervous system, take a mid-day nap. Getting an hour’s rest in the middle of the day is just like having 2 days in 1, because when you wake up after your mid-day nap or siesta you have stored up a terrific reserve of nervous energy. We believe the people of Mexico, South America, Spain, France and Italy had a good idea when they followed the long established policy of closing down businesses from noon to 2 pm. Rest is important for building a powerful body and heart!

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

How much sleep do we need? Every individual is different. Some people require more sleep than others. Those possessing the greatest vitality and the strongest constitutions require less sleep than those of limited vitality and weaker recuperative powers. Those who possess a strong metabolic system and great vitality can store energy during sleep and they also recover from the exertions of the preceding day more rapidly. A strong person will be restored more quickly than others. Their system can more rapidly repair the wear and tear of their daily work than that of a weaker individual.

Newest University of Chicago research has found strong signs of accelerated ageing in healthy young men after less than a week in which they slept for just four hours per night. Not getting enough sleep can age people prematurely and promote illness! Getting 12 hours of sleep for several nights turned the students back to their right age.

Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep nightly. Women and children require 9 to 10 hours sleep. We feel that 8 hours of sleep per night is important for a strong heart and that 1 to 2 hours of this sleep should be obtained before midnight. A single hour of sleep before midnight is worth 3 hours of sleep after midnight. We enjoy short afternoon naps when possible – the siesta habit is great

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Sleep Disorders and Sleeping Problems

Sleep Disorders

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Rules for Restful, Recharging Sleep

It’s best to sleep with your head to the north, so you will be in direct contact with the Earth’s vibrations, and on an outside porch or in a room with good cross-ventilation. Weather permitting you can sleep nude or in non-constricting natural (cotton, silk, wool) garments. Sleep with a head cradle pillow so that your neck and spine are aligned and your heart won’t have to pump so hard against gravity. Sleeping in a cramped position, on a soft mattress (firm is best) or in a manner that blocks circulation is not conducive to restful sleep. In bed, stretch and spread your body out, then practice slow deep breathing and sleep peacefully.

A study at College of Holy Cross in Massachusetts found student who got less sleep got poorer grades! Teens need 8 to 9 hours sleep per night

Your Mattress is Your Best Sleeping Friend

You should sleep on a firm mattress or place a board under a soft one. This allows the muscles to stretch in natural relaxation and relieves pressure on vital organs.

When on our world lecture tours, we often have to move our mattresses onto the floor to be firmer. It seems that some of the world’s top hotels put their money into showy lobbies and not into firm mattresses. We also often find old, sagging mattresses in many of the homes we visit – but new cars in their garages! At our Desert home we had new wood platforms made. A firm mattress goes on top of this board with four legs on castors. Try a foam egg-crate mattress pad on top of the mattress – it’s great. It might take you a few nights to become accustomed to being stretched out flat – but soon your body will thank you with more energy.

We travel all over the world in trains, planes, ships, buses and automobiles and often use soft foam ear plugs to shut out unnecessary sounds and noises. We feel it’s absolutely necessary that we sleep in a place that is quiet! Even though we often do fall asleep when there is noise all about us, the vibratory action of the noise can have a direct effect on the heart, circulation and nervous system.

We believe that individuals should sleep alone. Two people sleeping in one bed is not healthy because there are always toxins being released from the body and these toxins can be absorbed. Then there is also the noise of a person who breathes too deeply, snores, or is restless

– All of which interferes with the other person’s sleep. It has been proven by scientific research that a person gets a better night’s rest and stores up more vitality when they sleep alone. Married couples will wake up more refreshed sleeping next to each other – each in their own twin bed. If this is not acceptable, then a king size bed is certainly preferable to the usual small double bed.

Change your thoughts and you change your world. - Norman Vincent Peale

No one grows old by living, only by losing interest in living. - Marie Beynon Ray

Take the time to come home to yourself every day. - Robin Casarjean

America’s National “Sleep Debt”

A National Sleep Foundation poll back in 1998 discovered that a whopping 67% of American adults have a sleeping problem and that over one-third, (37%) are so sleepy during the daytime that their daily activities are interfered with. Over the past 100 years, we’ve reduced our average sleep time by 20% and, over the last 25 years, added an additional month to our annual work-commute time. Thus, our national sleep debt is rising and while our society has changed, our physical bodies and needs have not. We are paying a dear price for progress!

Getting Enough Sleep Lately?

The odds are you aren’t getting sufficient sleep. American adults presently average 7 hours nightly. While everyone’s sleep needs vary, scientific research indicates that we require at least 8 hours of sleep nightly.

Few are lucky enough to enjoy 5 to 6 hours of sound sleep and still perform well at work; to just get caught up, a full ten hours of rest is frequently called for!

Before Calling it a Night . . .

First make a conscious choice about how you wish to spend the 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime. Avoid a rush to get things ready for tomorrow or to catch up on tasks not completed during the day. Slow down your body and mind with an aroma-therapeutic/massage bath and enjoy a soothing lemon balm tea drink before bedtime and a melatonin (1mg.) cap aids sleep, plus fight free radicals.

Try Lemon Balm for a Night So Calm

Lemon Balm, whose scientific name is melissa officianalis, is a cooling plant with both nervine and antiseptic qualities. As a member of the Labiatae family, which also includes peppermint and spearmint, lemon balm is native to most areas of Europe and has been widely grown worldwide. Flowering between June and October, its lemon-like fragrance is unmistakable.

Help me to know the magic of rest, relaxation and the restoring power of sleep.

Like restful chamomile, it’s lemon balm’s primary, volatile oils that make the plant medicinal. While appearing to be just a simple plant, it delivers a wide range of rather potent cures, ranging from stomach pain to the worst cases of insomnia. Try lemon balm tea before bedtime – miraculous results have been reported. Also, it can be blended with a variety of herbal teas. Also others to try for sound sleep are: Sleepytime, skullcap, valarian herbal teas, magnesium and calcium supplement and melatonin (1 mg) before bedtime.

Tips for Healthful Sound Sleep

• Avoid stimulants such as caffeine, found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate, and nicotine, found in cigarettes and other tobacco products.

• Don’t drink alcohol to “help” you sleep.

• Exercise regularly, be finished with your workout no sooner than 3 hours prior to bedtime. • Establish a regular and relaxing bedtime routine; for example, try aromatherapy bath or shower.

• Associate your bed with relaxing sleep – don’t use it to work or watch TV.

• If you often suffer from insomnia, don’t take naps.

For the Snorer in the House

Finally there is a drug-free solution (also stop all milk products and check for nose polyps) for the disturber of the quiet night, the snorer. This breakthrough is simply helps keep nasal passages open, allowing easier airflow during sleep. You can get these nasal strips in most pharmacies in sizes from small to large, depending upon the size of the snorer’s nose. The cost is minimal – for just 25¢ a night, the snorer can often attain a more restful sleep and allow those near them to also sleep better! The snorer should stop milk (mucous forming) products and have a doctor check for nose polyps.

A Frank Talk Concerning Cardiovascular Disease

Do not be discouraged if you have an ailing or damaged heart. Faithfully following our program of clean, natural living will help you to live out your entire natural life span! Yes, your miraculous body possesses tremendous recuperative powers which - if fully used - are of great help even in the most serious cases of heart trouble.

Here’s Important Heart Fitness Points to Follow:

  • Absolutely no smoking or drinking.
  • Get plenty of sleep and relaxation.
  • Don’t let anybody or anything put undue pressure on you. Worry, stress, tension and strain do not necessarily cause a heart attack - but they do not help you to avoid it either!
  • Eat simple, natural, organic foods and don’t overeat.
  • Eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly. Chewing is first process in digestion. Saying grace helps digestion.
  • Don’t over-eat – it burdens your machinery and body!
  • Get plenty of regular exercise. Although complete rest may be necessary just after an acute heart attack or when the heart is very weak. When this stage is past you will find regulated exercise a great help in rebuilding and revitalizing the heart and circulation.
  • Don’t get into emotional arguments. These waste your precious nervous energy. Walk away from unpleasant people and situations – or it’s best to avoid them completely.
  • Get the Happiness Habit! A cheerful, happy disposition helps promote health and longevity.
  • Keep away from all artificial stimulants – coffee, china tea, cola drinks and alcohol. Do not let anyone tell you that alcohol will help your heart.
  • Walk! Breathe deeply and enjoy daily brisk walks!
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