Primal Zodiac Signs By Combination (Western + Eastern) – @ Primal Astrology

Much thanks to my daughter, for sharing this with me.

I am a ‘cricket’ … lol …

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PRIMAL ZODIAC SIGNS BY COMBINATION

Here are all of the sign combinations listed alphabetically (first by Western Zodiac Sign and then each by its Eastern Zodiac Sign counterpart. If you want to find Primal Zodiac signs by birthdate, then you can click here to go to the Primal Zodiac Sign Calculation Chart.

An A-Z list of Primal Zodiac signs sorted by WESTERN and EASTERN signs.

Source: Primal Zodiac Signs By Combination (Western + Eastern)

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The dangers of nightshades: Why eating the wrong fruits and vegetables could make pain worse : The Hearty Soul

Not just nightshades – nuts and oatmeals too. I’ve eliminated these from my daily diet and I am feeling much better now.

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This post was originally published on My Health Maven. Elisha is deeply passionate about educating people and empowering them to lead healthier lives. I encourage you to check out her blog.

Nightshades are a specific group of plants belonging to the Solanaceae family which includes over 2,000 species. They are also some of the most popular foods consumed today; they include tomatoes, potatoes, all types of peppers, and eggplant. Not truly a nightshade member but containing the same inflammation-inducing alkaloids are blueberries, huckleberries, goji berries and ashwagandha (Indian Ginseng).

The theory suggests that nightshades induce inflammation through a specific chemical known as solanine. Researchers now believe this chemical may actually irritate the gastrointestinal tract. When it’s absorbed into the bloodstream, it can cause the destruction of the oxygen-carrying red blood cells.

Solanine is known as an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor – it acts to prevent the breakdown of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh), leading to an excessive build-up of ACh in nerve receptor sites. This action allows for constant over-stimulation of Ach receptors, especially within the nervous system as it’s responsible for stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system. (source)

Solanines are not water soluble, are not destroyed by cooking, and are not broken down inside the body but must be excreted as alpha-solanine. Alpha-solanine is classified as a neurotoxin. Interestingly most “foods” that contain alpha-solanine also contain at least 5 other neurotoxins including atropine and nicotine.

Nightshades Could Be Causing Your Arthritis Flare-Ups

One of the major problems attributed to nightshades is arthritis. In fact, some researchers believe that arthritis is often misdiagnosed in people who may in fact only be experiencing the effects of nightshade consumption while having a nightshade sensitivity.

Alkaloids appear to affect the metabolism of calcium. Though not yet understood how, nightshade foods may remove calcium from bones and deposit it in soft tissue, setting the stage for arthritis. For this reason, researchers have recommended that all individuals with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or other joint problems like gout eliminate nightshade foods from their diet. (source)

Norman F. Childers, Ph.D., is the founder of the Arthritis Nightshades Research Foundation. He has the following to say on this subject: “Diet appears to be a factor in the etiology of arthritis based on surveys of over 1400 volunteers during a 20-year period.

Plants in the drug family, Solanaceae (nightshades) are an important causative factor in arthritis in sensitive people.” The primary cause of the reactions in some people is the presence of an alkaloid called tropane which many are very sensitive to.

Eliminating nightshades from my diet has had a profound effect on my health. In 2006 I completely eliminated all nightshades from my diet. The first big change I noticed was that I no longer needed an inhaler. I had been diagnosed with reactive airways disease ten years’ earlier and used inhalers on almost a daily basis.

My need for inhalers decreased dramatically, until two weeks later, when I noticed I hadn’t used an inhaler at all. Six years later, I have never had the need for an inhaler. Within three months of eliminating nightshades, I noticed that the knee pain and leg weakness I had on a daily basis was also completely gone.

For those that suffer from arthritis or an arthritis-related disease such as lupus, rheumatism, and other musculoskeletal pain disorders members of the Solanaceae family of flowering plants, more commonly known as nightshades, may be adversely affecting their health.

The Nightshade List

  • Tomatoes (all varieties, including tomatillos)
  • Potatoes (all varieties, NOT sweet potatoes or yams)
  • Eggplant (aubergine)
  • Okra
  • Artichokes
  • Peppers (all varieties such as bell pepper, wax pepper, green & red peppers, chili peppers, cayenne, paprika, etc)
  • Goji berries
  • Tomarillos (a plum-like fruit from Peru)
  • Sorrel
  • Garden Huckleberry & Blueberries (contain the alkaloids that induce inflammation)
  • Gooseberries
  • Pepino Melon
  • The Homeopathic “Belladonna”
  • Tobacco
  • Paprika
  • Cayenne Pepper

Soy sauce made in the U.S. is generally made with genetically modified (GMO) soy beans, which are cut with the nightshade plant Petunia. A healthier option is to purchase Braggs Amino Acids at your health food store. It is naturally fermented soy sauce and the only other ingredient is spring water….it tastes exactly the same as other soy sauces only this one is pure.

Note: The condiments black/white pepper and peppercorns are NOT nightshades

Other Ingredients / Products to Avoid

  • Homeopathic remedies containing Belladonna (known as deadly nightshade)
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications containing potato starch as a filler (especially prevalent in sleeping and muscle relaxing medications)
  • Edible flowers: Petunia, chalice vine, day jasmine, angel and devil’s trumpets
  • Atropine and Scopolamine, used in sleeping pills
  • Topical medications for pain and inflammation containing capsicum (in cayenne pepper)
  • Many baking powders contain potato starch
  • Don’t lick envelopes, many adhesives contain potato starch
  • Vodka (potatoes used in production)

Read labels carefully because you could be doing everything else right, and still be sabotaged by one small amount of an ingredient. You should never buy a food that uses the generic term of seasoning or spices because you won’t know what is really in your food. (source)

Three Month Challenge

If you want to know if nightshades negatively affect you, take the three-month challenge. Avoid all nightshades for three months. (It’s called a challenge for a reason). Be careful to note the previous nightshade list, and become a label reader as some homeopathic, prescriptions; over the counter medications as well as numerous processed foods contain nightshades.

Prescriptions and over the counter medicines may require a discussion with your pharmacist or a phone call to the manufacturer of your over the counter medicines. After three months begin to reintroduce one nightshade at a time. Take note of any aches, pains, stiffness, and loss of energy, headaches, respiratory problems or any other symptoms. You may find as I did, that the quality of your daily health will dramatically improve after eliminating nightshades from your diet.

The Cost of Pain

A report released on June 29, 2011, from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies shows that 116 million adult Americans (one-third of the population) live with some level of daily pain. This is more than the number of people with cancer, diabetes and heart disease combined. The cost to the U.S. is upwards of $635 billion dollars a year. These costs come from direct medical one-third, disability, lost wages and loss of productivity.

This article was republished with permission from myhealthmaven.comSources

Source: The dangers of nightshades: Why eating the wrong fruits and vegetables could make pain worse : The Hearty Soul

They Set Up A Camera In The Forest And Captured The Most Incredible Scene Ever

I thought this was some kind of CGI or stop motion animation, but actually its one of natures most amazing creations

Source: They Set Up A Camera In The Forest And Captured The Most Incredible Scene Ever

How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day? | NutritionFacts.org

quote {{ Based on all the best evidence to date, authorities from Europe, the U.S. Institute of Medicine, and the World Health Organization recommend between 2.0 and 2.7 liters (8 to 11 cups) of water a day for women, and 2.5 to 3.7 liters (10 to 15 cups) a day for men. This includes water from all sources, not just beverages. We get about a liter from food and the water our body makes. So this translates into a recommendation for women to drink 4 to 7 cups of water a day and men 6 to 11 cups, assuming only moderate physical activity at moderate ambient temperatures.

We can also get water from all the other drinks we consume, including caffeinated drinks, with the exception of stronger alcoholic drinks like wines and spirits. Beer can leave you with more water than you started with, but wine actively dehydrates you. However, in the cancer and heart disease studies I mentioned above, the benefits were only found with increased water consumption, not other beverages. }} unquote

More than 2000 years ago Hippocrates (460–377 BCE) said, “If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little an

Source: How Much Water Should We Drink Every Day? | NutritionFacts.org

Alert!! LEAD & CADMIUM FOUND IN CHOCOLATE – Is it in your favorite brand? Check here!

ALERT!!

quote {{ Testing commissioned by ‘As You Sow’, and conducted at independent laboratories, indicates that the chocolate products contain lead and/or cadmium, and they fail to provide the legally required warning to consumers.

As You Sow has filed legal notices against chocolate manufacturers, including Trader Joe’s, Hershey’s, Green and Black’s, Lindt, Whole Foods, Kroger, Godiva, See’s Candies, Mars, Theo Chocolate, Equal Exchange, Ghirardelli, Earth Circle Organics, and more, for failure to warn of lead and/or cadmium in their chocolate products. }} unquote

OAKLAND, CA – March 23, 2016 – Consumer health watchdog As You Sow released results today showing that 35 of 50 chocolate products tested, including chocolate bunnies and eggs, expose consumers to lead and cadmium above levels set by California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act. Testing commissioned by…More

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Source: LEAD & CADMIUM FOUND IN CHOCOLATE – Is it in your favorite brand? Check here!

He Pours White Vinegar Inside His Toilet Tank. Now Watch When He Flushes… BRILLIANT!

Keeping a house clean can be one heck of a challenge, and to be honest, include me in the group of people who are not very good at it. I mean, it’s not that I can’t clean, it’s just that I’m lazy abou.. see it here:

He Pours White Vinegar Inside His Toilet Tank. Now Watch When He Flushes… BRILLIANT!

Source: He Pours White Vinegar Inside His Toilet Tank. Now Watch When He Flushes… BRILLIANT!

Hunza – The Truth – Myths and Lies About the Health and Diet of the “Long-Lived” People of Hunza – Pakistan + Hunza Bread and Pie Recipes.

The Discovery of the Hunza River Valley.

A British General and a garrison of solders on horseback investigated the Hunza River Valley in the 1870s. Hunza was a tiny kingdom located in a remote valley 100 miles (160 km) long and only one mile (1.6 km) wide, situated at an elevation of 8,500 feet (2590 m), and completely enclosed by mountain peaks. These peaks soar to a height of 25,550 feet (7788 m) and belong to the Karakoram Range, broadly known in the West as the Himalayas. Hunza is now part of Pakistan in the northern section bordering on Afghanistan, Russia, China, Kashmir, and India. The Kilik Pass leads to Russia and the Mintaka Pass to China.

The pass to reach Hunza from Gilgit, Pakistan, was 13,700 feet (4176 m) high, a difficult and treacherous trail. Upon entering the valley, the British found the steep, rocky sides of the valley lined with terraced garden plots, fruit trees, and animals being raised for meat and milk.

The gardens were watered with mineral-rich glacier water carried by an aqueduct system running a distance of 50 miles (80 km) from the Ultar Glacier on the 25,550 foot (7788 m) high Mount Rakaposhi. The wooden aqueduct trough was hung from the sheer cliffs by steel nails hammered into the rock walls. Silt from the river below was carried up the side of the valley to form and replenish the terraced gardens. The average annual precipitation in Hunza is less than two inches.

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Source: Hunza – The Truth, Myths, and Lies About the Health and Diet of the “Long-Lived” People of Hunza, Pakistan, Hunza Bread and Pie Recipes.

15 Rare And Beautiful Words You’ve Never Heard Before |The Open Mind

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15 Rare And Beautiful Words You’ve Never Heard Before – The Open Mind

There are 6,500 languages spoken actively today, but even that pales in comparison to the 94,000 languages that have existed through the ages.

Many have died off, many are still spoken, and they’ve all created words that define really incredible things that the English language just doesn’t. Enjoy.

Psychopomp.

A guider of souls.

 

Mythopoeic.

Pertaining to the making of myths, or giving rise to myths.

 

Hieros gamos.

A sacred marriage between husband and wife, a marriage blessed by the gods.

 

Sipapu.

A small tunnel or inter-dimensional passage.

 

Oneiromancy.

Divination or predicting the future through dreams.

 

Yonic.

A stylized representation of the female genitalia.

In Hinduism, it is a sign of regenerative power and symbolizes the goddess Shakti.

 

Hiraeth.

A welsh word meaning homesickness for a place that never existed.

 

Paracosm.

A highly detailed world created inside someone’s mind.

 

Petrichor.

The small of the earth after it rains.

 

Ataraxia.

A state of robust tranquility from eschewing faith in an afterlife. It also means not fearing gods.

 

Sambhogakaya.

A being made entirely of light.

 

Chthonic.

The interior of the earth.

 

Palimpsest.

The page of a manuscript or book where text has been scraped or washed off.

 

Empyrean.

The highest part of heaven where gods and angels live.

 

Hypnagogia.

The transitioning state from sleeping to awake.

 

Thanks to Higher Perspective for this article – http://higherperspectives.com/rare-words/

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