Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Cure for Cancer

So a little over a year ago a friend sent me and awesome article that changed some of my views on vaccinations and maintaining one's health. After reading it, despite all the freaking out everyone was doing about the Swine flu, and despite being pregnant and having the nurse midwives offer me a vaccination every time I visited, I decided to decline a vaccination and try an experiment. Instead I started taking a 2000 UI Vitamin D supplement. And no, I did not get the flu.

The article was very adamant about the fact that vaccinations, especially for influenza, are no guarantee that you will not get sick, and may even increase the risk. This is mainly because they are created year to year from an old form of flu and every year the flu changes. So the vaccination you get is not the same flu you are fighting. The article also pointed to Vitamin D deficiency as the main cause for getting sick during "flu season" which made sense to me because people get a lot less sun in the colder months. Anyway, you are welcome to read the full article here. This is mainly my intro to another, even more amazing discovery about the benefits of the Sunshine Vitamin.

My sister sent me a great article today that reinforces my belief that vitamin D is very important. You can read the full article here.

It is rather long but in summery, if roughly tells us this: Vitamin D is the cure for Cancer, and a deficiency in Vitamin D is the cause of Cancer and many of the debilitating diseases.

Here's a little excerpt from the article that I wanted to share. Enjoy!
~Julie :}

"Centuries ago, when Vikings and other European seafarers took to the high seas for years at a time, they pioneered new trade routes and they mostly died of skin cancer. Native American Indians, living mostly outdoors, also mostly died of skin cancer.


You never heard that? Right. Because it didn't happen.

Here are a few things that really did happen:

•In the 1980s, dermatologists began warning about the dangers of sunlight. Their advertisements were heavily funded by the cosmetics and sun screen industry.

•In the 1980s the current triple childhood epidemics of asthma, diabetes, and autism quietly began. Rates of cancer and other chronic illnesses began to escalate.

•In 1989, the American Medical Association's Council on Scientific Affairs warned about the dangers of sun-exposure, advising mothers and children to "stay out of the sun as much as possible."

•In 1999, the American Academy of Pediatrics warned mothers to always keep infants out of direct sunlight, use sun-protective clothes, sun block, and make sure children's activities in general minimize sunlight exposure.

•In 2000, it was documented that rickets – vitamin D deficiency – is making a comeback in American children who drink less milk and more juice and sodas.[1]

Today, we have escalating rates of cancer and chronic disease. Many say hiding from the sun's rays, and living with the subsequent low levels of vitamin D, was one of the tickets to that train wreck.

Let There Be Light
Mankind was designed to bask in the rays of the sun."

More Julie Notes:
Honestly, this rings so true to me. I mean, the sun gives life to everything on earth. How could something so good for us also be killing us? Obviously, you can have too much sun and get heat stroke, but if I'm not mistaken that has more to do with being over heated and dehydrated. If we drink enough water and get enough sunshine like our ancestors years ago, I bet we'd see an end to a lot of our problems. Just saying.

~Julie :}


Someone sent this to me, and I thought it'd be worth sharing.

The heating unit went out on my dryer!
The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean.
(I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.)
He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material - I'm sure you know what your dryer's lint filter looks like- well,...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn't go through it at all!

He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that's what burns out the heating unit. You can't SEE the film, but it's there. It's what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free -- that nice fragrance too, you know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box? Well, this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen.

This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire & potentially burn your house down with it!
He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time

(& to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out & wash it with hot soapy water & an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months.

He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long!
How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn't know dryer sheets would do that. So, I thought I'd share!

Senders Note: I went to my dryer & tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water & a nylon brush & I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right Thru the screen!

That repairman knew what he was talking about!

Julie Notes: I have a gas powdered Dryer. I'm not sure how old it is, but it's efficiency seems to have been waning in the past year, and most loads have to run through twice. I clean the lint out every time, and I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets. Even then, I find that occasionally I will smell something burning and I'll pull out my lint trap, clean it, and run water over it and the water will pool instead of going strait through. So I'll then whip out an old toothbrush and scrub it till the water goes right through the mesh. I'm not sure why this still happens even when I don't use dryer sheets in my dryer. (I use them to repel mosquitoes actually.) Anyway, I recently discovered the FLY Lady, and on her website they sell a kit that helps you clean the lint out of the dryer vent and hose as well, to reduce the risk of fire and improve efficiency. I'm thinking I may need to get one of these.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Learning to FLY!

Okay, so one of my most recent discoveries has kept me very busy lately in a very positive and surprisingly un-stressed way! I discovered the FLY Lady. I'm guessing that probably everyone has all ready heard of her since that seems to be the case when I share my joy, but nonetheless I cannot chance that someone else might not hear about this because I didn't share.

FLY stands for Finally Loving Yourself. The FLY Lady has a whole program that will change your life if you just give it a try. The first step, I discovered after signing up is to shine your sink. It seemed a little random but I tried it and suddenly my whole perspective and motivation about housework and all other aspects of my life have changed amazingly!
I took this photo right after I finished shining exactly three weeks ago, and it is still shining!!! So amazing! You should see, I totally shined my stove today too!

Check out The FLYLady for yourself. Signing up is free and then you can go shine your own sink! I'd love to see pictures, so if you do it, please post a link to a picture of you shiny sink! Hooray for a better tomorrow!