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Nat Will Be Appearing In Natblog

November25

So I will be more transparent with my blog by videoing myself and including  more of me in it.  I have to put a face to my opinions and take criticism face on.

A couple of things have influenced me on to a new path.  My skydive experience was one of them.  To skydive you have to be 250 pounds or less.  Well reality hit me rather quickly, I was going to jump a pretty high jump.  I have had an ongoing struggle of not losing weight.  I was walking everyday did not incorporate any other form of exercise, trying to do it at natural, non excessive pace.  So I start thinking, am I in shape enough to do the jump ?  Its a valid question when your frame expands, everything inside you expands.  So My boyfriend had asked me how much I weighed, and I guessed  160 !  The last time I weighed myself was a year and a half ago at the doctors office at 180 pounds.  I was shocked and in disbelief.  Up until I was 34, I had maintained a 125 pound frame, after that I went  many years without weighing myself, I knew I had gained weight just did not care to know the number. So bottom line was that I did not want to face reality, my truth full circle.  I have always believed that you should always be able to look yourself in the mirror, never be ashamed of anything if you are truthful and honest with yourself, nothing will eat away at you.  So the not weighing myself was damage, a huge denial zone.

This is not  just another weight story, I have always been an active person, I envisioned my older years still spunky, energetic, active.  I have never tried any diet or gadget to lose weight, however, after several years of not seeing changes, I have decided to challenge myself.  I am taking a leap, stepping out of my box.  I am going to do the p90 program, I am going to spend  90 days with Mr. Tony Horton.  I will be displaying myself on video with my progression here on my blog.  I never show much skin in my daily clothing apparel, and I have not worn  a bathing suit in 8 years probably, so to say I am stepping out of the box, my comfort zone, is huge in my world.  I am bearing my body to many, and that was always a private matter for me.  I have watched several YouTube videos on line of people documenting their transformation.   Its courageous, and sure, people have all different kinds of reason that motivate them for change, displaying themselves, regardless, I am taking on a daunting intense training regimen.  My idea of exercise is outdoors, the idea of watching a video and doing the exercise indoors is not my idea of a work out, however, now I say yes.  Its a new outlook, new technique, new experience.   My weight is a small reflection of what is going on in my life.  I have steps to go, and I am taking it on.  I want to be joyful again, somewhere I lost a good part of that.  I have heard enough in the media,  society  about weight issues and it is about so much more than that.  I know I am not alone, and I am so glad I am getting it,realizing it.  Its nice to look slender and fit, but its even more rewarding to feel alive, vibrant, energetic and strong mentally and physically.

Who Likes A Weak Immune System?

January24

So Thursday I had a scratchy throat, and for the last couple of days it progressed to a head cold .  I  was trying to back track and trace my steps to see where I might have contracted the bacteria.  I do not like to get ill, feeling unlike me, I usually do not.  My immune system  defenses are low so I need to figure out how to improve it.  I have been consuming, putting raw garlic on everything !  There is a huge amount of pollen in the air right now, plus wind, bad weather in various states, I’m sure that also plays a factor.

The hardest thing about a cold is that it takes away a lot of your energy.  I would like to be able to say It has been 10 years since I have been sick.   Experts say if we follow a regimen of nutrition, exercise, meditation(quiet time)  it is a path of health and for the most part I agree, however, as we know,  we all have different metabolism speeds, different heart rates, genes, age, race, environment, etc. that also play a factor in  a journey to health.  You have to find what works for you and pay attention to yourself.

Our body mind and spirit fascinates me !

To Bethany Storro, And The Many Burn Victims Across The Globe

September9

Stay strong!  Our anatomy is an amazing self healing phenomenon.  My father suffered a fire burn.  I look at my dad and its bothersome to see some layer of  charred skin.  For individuals that end up in an unfortunate burn  accident or that some devil spun human deliberately throws acid or sets a human being on fire, is simply incomprehensible.  I by no means am saying one is lesser of the two horrible s, the end result is still managing the burn, based on the level of  injury.

The 3rd Burn Incident I have Experienced

September8

When I resided in Ca I was cooking something on the stove.  There was a  pot with a lid, some how I tilted the lid and from the steam I ended up burning the top of my right ring finger.  It was painful, so I can not imagine fire burns, chemical burns etc…covering  a bigger and deeper skin area.

A couple of months ago my nephew Landon(2 years old) burnt his hands on the motor of a riding law mower, he ended up with a  2nd degreeburn.  Thankfully,  it did not do any permanent damage.  I was present the day it happened and it is a day I will never forget, his cry of pain.  He has since recovered beautifully.

On Saturday, Sep. 4th, I got a phone call that my father was in the emergency , that he had burnt himself.  My father (mid 60’s)also suffered a 2nd degree fire burn.  The area affected is his right side of his face, neck and shoulder.  My father is no spring chicken,  let us see the time it will take to heal his skin.

I have a friend who says there is a new gel on the market for treating burns, if you have been a victim of a burn or you have had experience cleaning and treating burns, I would love to hear from you.

Get Up To Date About GMOs

August13

What are GMOs

What is Biotechnology

Who are the Biotech Companies

Who is Jeffrey M Smith

Alternative Medicine, Research What Is Out There!!

August3

There is a huge population of people that do not consume any nutritional value.  Fast meals, microwaveable, frozen meals, fast food etc…  People use the excuse that they do not have time , that is baloney!  Take the time for yourself and the people you love.

It amazes me how much exercise equipment, weight loss supplements are on the market.

I have never  been a fan of pharmaceuticals, I much prefer the alternative medicine route.   I want to live off of the earth, everything natural on it, we are blessed with an abundance of natural healing alternatives that flourish from the soil!.  I do believe that people as well as the pollution in our environment ( toxic dump sites,chemicals sprayed  in the  air,  on vegetation ,ending up in our water supply) are the sources of unhealthy illness on our globe.

Suzanne Somers Speaks About Menopause and Cancer

February20

My hat goes off to Suzanne Somers who has written about her own alternative approach to menopause and cancer.

She thinks outside the box, outside of herself and the junk TV /Media tries to derail us on.  It is our bodies, our minds and we are putting it into the hands of self interest groups.  My friends around the globe, take charge of your own minds, body and spirit, it is all contained within yourself.  Research, Research, use the magnificent internet.

Check Them Out, Polyface Inc.

January28

Today,Poly Face, and maybe a hand full more of natural farm lands, are upholding and keeping the integrity of real farming  alive (Agriculture).  For farmers all over the world, I would love to hear your views on the new” mass production” direction farming has taken.  My Grandfather on my mom side was a farmer.

My mom has told me stories of how her mother would provide food to their neighbors from their farm. My mom use to stand in the field and pose as a scarecrow to ward off the birds from their crops.   Back in My Grandmother’s day food was more scarce, and back then, Spain was under Francisco Franco’s rule. I never got a chance to know or experience my Grandmother from Spain, she passed away when my mom was 11.  I think I would have been very proud and in awe of her, she was a very strong,giving soul.

Why Isn’t Nutrition Mandatory In The Field of Study For Doctors?

January20

Mark Bittman wrote the book “Food Matters” , a documentary film released in 2008.  The film gives you a simple look at fueling your body with natural  vitamins and minerals, to fight illnesses, rather than polluting yourself with risky, many side effect, pharmaceutical medicine.  Several Doctors, (they label themselves The Teachers on their Website) around the globe weigh in and speak  of their experience and knowledge.

FoodMattersMovie.com Presents the Food Matters Movie Trailer

What Is It, Beef Or Corn That The Globe Is Consuming?

January18

Robert Kenner ,  directed the documentary film Food, Inc.  It is a film to bring our awareness to how food is being developed in processing plants.  Monsanto has aPatent on the corn and soybean (GE) seed they are selling around the world. How do you patent a natural product?  Food is already expensive, and then you get unhealthy and contaminated by it,  just  making it more expensive all the way around, including health cost.   There is a revolving door Lobbyist have held previous jobs with the FDA or The  White House , or vice versa, end up working for the big food Corporations, so how messed up  and coincidental is that?  Plenty !!!

Supply and demand folks, when did we demand crap for nutrition?  We must have because it is served up to us daily. We have always been a big population,  so why are they cutting cost  at the expense of their consumers.  We need to demand better food from our  Food Corporations.

We have always had to provide food to the masses, so the system should get better through the years, not worse.

2008 Documentary Film, Food, Inc.

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