TOP Giveaway & Reviews Hop Week 20!
- Giveaway, Reviews links only - Blog or any other links will be deleted.
- Family friendly links
- Tweet, Facebook, Google+ this hop
A Holistic Wellness Service Website
Parenting the Earth, Ourselves and Our Children With Peace, Strength, Health and Wealth.
Why Olives? Olives have been a longstanding symbol for peace. In the old world, olives and their parts, have been used in numerous ways to boost, maintain and recover health, and because of thier amazing health properties, they were also a means of wealth. The olive tree itself is known for it's endurance and strength.
Taking cues from the four tenets of this wonderous fruit, our mission and vision is to support transitions into a wholesome, connected lifestyle with empowering transformational information, applicable consultations and high-end holistic products.Consult With Me Learn More
Your skin is a living organ and what you put on it daily can be the missing piece in whole wellness. We consult on all Miessence's organic, food-grade products for free. Additionally, we analyze product labels, certifications and ingredients. Non-Miessence product analysis will be assessed a small fee. Click the button for your consultation or visit our shop to view our complete product line.Consult With Us
90% of multivitamins are synthetic...even natural or food-based supplements use synthetic vitamins. The Miessence Vitality pack is 100% food. Certified organic, it is uniquely designed with three focuses - Antioxidant superfoods for cellular rejuvenation; Alkalizing greens for balance and probiotics for nutritive and digestive support. Read more for details about ingredients, program rewards, discounts and more.Read More
The 10-Day Vitality challenge was created to showcase the experience of the Vitality pack for ten days. The challenge comes with an online, private Facebook support group, a 10 day supply of BerryRadical Antioxidants, DeepGreen Alkalizing Superfoods, InLiven Probiotic and an instructional booklet with recipes and a journal. Order your ten day kit at 45% off the retail price and join us! Challenges start the 1st of every month, unless noted.Read More
Build a sustainable, supplemental income using Miessence's wellness business models and join the growing organic revolution. Certified green, organic and sustainable, Miessence is the world's 1st green networking organization. Highlights include: Free on-going training, Business Community Support, Generous Compensation Plan, Free & Low-Cost Marketing Supplies and more. Watch the video.Watch Now
Values-Driven & Research-Based Innovation
Bringing forward a new definition of fish oil quality as it relates to purity, freshness, taste, dosage, and sustainability, Nordic Naturals’ leadership has also shifted the model of how to conduct business truthfully and authentically. Nordic Naturals incorporates ethical and socially responsible practices with regards to environmental consciousness, corporate transparency, philanthropic partnerships, and education—all of which are integral to fulfilling our mission of correcting omega-3 deficiency around the world.– Read the Company Mission & Profile
Raw Material Nordic Naturals starts with the best raw material available: 100% pure Arctic cod (Skrei) sourced from the Norwegian Sea. We have built direct, exclusive relationships with smaller boats and independent fishermen, rather than larger trawling vessels that spend much longer at sea. These relationships allow us to maintain optimal raw material quality as well as sustainable fishing practices. We offer only 100% Arctic cod liver oil. No fish body oils or synthetic vitamins or additives are ever used—only pure Arctic cod (Skrei), which has the highest DHA, vitamin A, and vitamin D content of any cod species. – Read the Gold Standard
Manufacturing and Bottling We use nitrogen to minimize exposure to oxygen at every stage of manufacturing—beginning immediately after catch. The importance of this cannot be overstated: only by using nitrogen can the fish and oil be protected from the oxidative rancidity that leads to fishy smell and taste, as well as to free radical formation in the body. Vertically integrated from boat to bottle, Nordic Naturals delivers exceptionally fresh cod liver oil.– Read the Gold Standard
I’ve always been suspicious of claims that caffeine has a negative impact on your health. My thinking stems from drinking Yerba Mate, South American tea that loaded with vitamins, minerals and naturally occurring caffeine. I’ve found drinking Yerba Mate, as well as green teas, to be a very pleasant experience of gentle stimulation. However, back in my pop drinking days, I do remember the feeling of jittery nervousness that came from caffeinated soft drinks. I’m willing to bet (I haven’t done any personal research on this yet) that synthetic caffeine is the culprit of the negative results of caffeine.
However, a NaturalNews.com article talks about the latest research that reveals that caffeinated coffee can protect against Alzheimer’s Disease.
“(NaturalNews) Recent research suggests that drinking caffeinated coffee daily may protect against developing Alzheimer's disease, diabetes, prostate cancer, depression and more, according to reports from Science Daily. Animal studies at the University of Florida discovered an ingredient in coffee that interacts with caffeine and increases blood levels of granulocyte colony stimulating factor (GCSF), a growth factor that that prevents the production of beta amyloid plaques, which are thought to be the causative factor in Alzheimer's disease. Researchers reported that daily consumption of caffeinated coffee by middle-aged and elderly individuals markedly lessens the risk of developing the disease.”
“Coffee is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, which provide the body with additional ingredients to increase cognitive function to protect the brain; as well as protect against other diseases of aging, such as Type II diabetes, depression, stroke, and Parkinson's. Studies also suggest coffee may help fight against breast, skin and prostate cancer.”
“Drinking two to three cups of caffeinated coffee daily may also lower the risk of depression in women by 15%, according to research published in the Archives of Internal Medicine-- and those who consume four or more cups daily have shown an even greater reduction in their risk of developing depression. Caffeine affects brain chemicals and is known to release mood-altering transmitters.” – Read the entire article
I’m NOT a coffee drinker. I abhor the stuff. However, the research information on caffeine is quite fascinating! The article advises that all things should be taken in moderation including coffee.
“Caffeine affects brain chemicals and is known to release mood-altering transmitters.” This would explain the “gotta have my “coffee/Yerba Mate” feeling every morning!
After a fourth positive test, she went to her doctor for answers. The news was devastating. "It's ectopic," Schoger recalled the doctor saying after a hormone test and an ultrasound. "I was so upset because we'd been trying for so long."
"Schoger was given two high-dose shots of methotrexate in the fatty tissue above her hips to abort her pregnancy, which was four weeks and five days along. Days later, she started having nightmares about a baby crying out in pain inside her. So when she returned to the doctor for a second round of shots a week later, she insisted on a follow-up ultrasound for peace of mind." Read the full article.Ultimately, the ultrasound showed the baby was forming not in the fallopian tube, like the doctor had said, but in the uterus. I am compelled by this mother’s story. Her response to the dreams of her little baby crying out to her was her child’s saving grace. Sadly, the child was born with severe deformities. But the fact that the baby survived the pregnancy at all is amazing in and of itself and it’s all due, not to a person in a white jacket with letters to their name, but a mother, connected and in touch with her unborn child.
The breast feeding report card provides perspectives on state and national trends on breastfeeding. The CDC has been compiling breast feeding stats to track breast feeding rates for the last five years. Although more babies are being born in baby-friendly hospitals, less than five percent of babies are born in baby-friendly hospitals. Read More“The time has come to set forth the important roles and responsibilities of clinicians, employers, communities, researchers, and government leaders and to urge us all to take on a commitment to enable mothers to meet their personal goals for breastfeeding.“Regina M. Benjamin, M.D., M.B.A. Vice Admiral, U.S. Public Health Service Surgeon General
Photo credit:JB Lacroix/WireImage/Getty Images
Paula Deen has Type 2 Diabetes. I don’t believe anyone is surprised by this newest information. I remember her words to Oprah when asked how many calories were in a certain dish.
“I’m your cook! Not your doctor!”
That statement got laughs and chuckles, but there’s nothing funny about promoting dangerous, unhealthy eating habits. I believe naturally occurring fats are actually good for you, but its unfortunate that Ms. Deen wasn’t considerate of distinguishing natural fats and trans (bad) fats in her cooking demonstrations.
Her health condition aside, it’s bad enough she didn’t differentiate between good and bad fats as well as refined sugars and salts to their counterparts… Now she’s teeming up with a pharmaceutical company to treat a disease that could very well be prevented with good dietary habits. If not prevented, at least managed.
So what we have here is a scenario where, you can consume large amounts of (bad) fats, refined sugars and salt and take prescribed drugs to help you manage your diabetic condition, should your health take a hit….it’s all good!
Ms. Paula Deen confirms…
When asked if the high-fat, high-caloric recipes she champions can lead to diabetes, she hedged.
That is part of the puzzle," she said, but mentioned other factors: genetics, lifestyle, stress and age.
"On my show I share with you all these yummy, fattening recipes, but I tell people, 'in moderation,'" she added. "I've always eaten in moderation."
She ate in moderation? “Always”? …hmmm…okay. Is this the lifestyle “factor” she is referring to? Consuming foods cooked with trans fat (allegedly) in moderation?
My children and I, enjoy Paul Deen’s feisty spirit. I wish Ms. Deen the best in her journey to healthful lifestyle, and I hope she achieves the good health she needs…although I’m not holding my breath with the route she’s decided to take.
What do you think about Paula Deen’s health condition and her spokesperson status for Novo Nordisk?
"Try asking the next person you encounter to tell you where the clitoris is located. Having posed this question to others many times myself, I’ll guess that the majority of answers you receive will sound something like, “It’s that small bulb at the top of my lips,” or, “That’s the button up under the hood.” Although these responses aren’t exactly wrong, the interesting truth is that the majority of the clitoris is actually within the pelvis – that is, it’s far more internal than external. Even most of the women I coach, women who are generally worldly and well-informed about their own bodies, react with a combination of fascination and confusion when I explain that their clitoris extends deep within them.If your mind has been blown by this bit of information, then you absolutely must stop by Mosex and read the rest of this post! Don’t worry it comes complete with pictures for your viewing pleasure!
The scientific name for the external “little button” or “bulb” is glans. Not to be confused with glands, glans simply refers to a small circular mass. This little structure contains approximately 8,000 sensory nerve fibers; more than anywhere else in the human body and nearly twice the amount found on the head of a penis! From reading her work, it’s clear that Marie Bonepart mistakenly thought that the clitoris was completely comprised of the glans; and because it is super sensitive and all anyone can see of the organ, her confusion is mirrored by most women today. The fact is, though, that most of the clitoris is subterranean, consisting of two corpora cavernosa (corpus cavernosum when referring to the structure as a whole), two crura (crus when referring to the structure as a whole), and the clitoral vestibules or bulbs."
|An Apple a Day...|
“Through the TSMP clinic, IMA offers general medical care, prenatal, vaccination, family planning services and a birth center, to help the poorest of the poor in the Teso region of Uganda. IMA midwives help local practitioners provide quality prenatal and birth services, as well as general medical care, to increasing numbers of men, women and children from surrounding poor communities. Through these services, women receive the assistance they need to help ensure safe, healthy pregnancies. The clinic staff also conducts weekly mobile outreach clinics to remote rural areas.”
“The administrators acknowledged that incident reporting systems provide incomplete information about how often events occur, but they continue to rely on the systems primarily because they value staff accounts of events.”
“In the absence of clear event reporting requirements, administrators classified 86 percent of unreported events as either events that staff did not perceive as reportable (62 percent of all events) or that staff commonly reported but did not report in this case (25 percent). “
“Nurses most often identified events through patient observation and routine hospital safety
assessments. Information regarding one-quarter of events was not accessible to the staff responsible for monitoring patient safety within the hospitals and for making policy changes”
The goal of the Support with Integrity Pledge is to strengthen and to unite the efforts of breastfeeding supporters who focus on getting the baby fed, and not taking sides about how it’s done, or being right. We each may prefer one organization, technique, method, schedule or position, but we believe that a mama who is breastfeeding deserves support with whatever technique she chooses, and whatever works for her and her baby.Thank you Earth Mama Angel Baby for creating this site. Head over, and check out the pledge. If you agree, sign it and display the very cool (love the pink!) badge.
The ultimate goal of all breastfeeding advocates is that the breasts are making milk, the baby has a good latch, the nipples are happy, and the baby is getting what she needs to grow and be healthy. We’ve asked our colleagues to help us spread the word to promote civility and diversity of beliefs about breastfeeding. Now we turn to you, the mamas, and ask you to sign the Support With Integrity Breastfeeding Pledge.
To be clear, this pledge isn’t about breastfeeding vs. formula feeding. It’s simply about uniting breastfeeding supporters who have a common goal: to help normalize breastfeeding, to help remove the barriers to breastfeeding, and to provide a peaceful village of supporters united in their desire to help women successfully breastfeed. Read the article
Supplementing your diet with added nutrients has become mandatory to not only reach optimum health but to simply maintain health. Why?...
As a Juice nutritionist, I had to try the vitality pack. I started with the probiotic InLiven alone, I did nutritional testing in April before I started using Inliven daily and in July I was retested, I went from low deficient good bacteria, to high good bacteria woohoo! Not only this but in the first testing I was slightly deficient in Vitamins B3,B6, Vitamin C, and Magnesium..which was a surprise as I had been juicing daily...guess what I was no longer deficient in any vitamins. I was astounded but great find, as now I don't waste money on synthetic probiotics and vitamins that clearly weren't working.
Pattie and I had a box of manufactured vitamins and other nutritional supplements sitting on our counter. Over 20 bottles of pills. Hand fulls of pills were had by all each morning, noon and evening. It cost us over $500 per month to "stay healthy." Today we have three little jars containing some 40 certified organic super foods and that's it. Pills, pills and more pills are no longer a part of our life. The box is gone! I think we might get a nice plant for where it used to sit Thank goodness for Miessence.
I just wanted to send a quick note to thank you for making such an outstanding line of products. I have been a health advocate for over 4 years now and struggled ever recommending products to my clients because I just couldn't find anything I completely believed in, and now I have with Miessence. I am a new rep and have only tried a handful of superfoods really, but am loving them. In addition to my clients, my husband is currently battling for his second round of throat cancer. The first time around I felt paralyzed to help him in any way. I watched while he lost 40 lbs and grew weaker and weaker, but I was too afraid to do anything other than what the doctors recommended. This time I feel so empowered because I have Fast Tract, the Vitality pack, Fulvic Acids and Complete Protein powder to help nourish and strengthen his body. So thank you, thank you, thank you. In a time when you feel out of control, I am so grateful that I have something I can use to fight back!
Contact us to learn more about the Vitality program, 10 Day Vitality Challenge, Miessence's Certified Organic Skin and Bodycare products and our published articles. If you're interested in a consultation - please indicate business or products. All Miessence consulations are free. If you're interested in a non-Miessence product anaylsis, a fee of $15.00 per consultation will be assessed. If you'd like to sample a skin/body-care product, limited samples are available for $1.25 per satchet, plus shipping. Media/Marketing inquires should be submitted here.