Coconut water it has a lot of health benefits, drink it plain or mix it into smoothies. It delivers 12 times the electrolytes of most sports drinks, is packed with potassium and has no fat, cholesterol, added sugar, is all natural and yummy.
Finally, we managed to grow fruit in Miami. We used to have an enormous passion fruit plant in Costa Rica, which gave us plenty of juicy fruit, and now we unexpected got our first passion fruit in urban town, even if the plant grows in a pot. These are the small things of pure joy and happiness in Life!
Palo Santo (Burserea graveolens), or Holy tree/wood is made from the naturally fallen trunk of the tree Lignum Vitae. Nobody is allowed to cut down and kill this tree, and the power of the Palo Santo comes from the time the tree is given to dry and develop its potent oil. It has been used by the Incas for purification since ancient times, and is great to cleanse a room filled with old and stagnant energies, and has a very pleasant and purifying smell. It can be found as incense, essential oil or in its original dried state, pictured above.
Coffee is good for your health as long as you drink it in moderation and buy the best coffee available, which is of course, organic!
Organic Coffee plantations use natural pesticides to treat the land. This helps save you and the planet! Coffee produced from conventional coffee plantations is normally one of the most chemically treated agricultural products on the planet. It’s widely known that pesticides and herbicides can cause all kinds of nasty diseases, so if you drink a lot of non-organic coffee you are not doing yourself any favors! Most coffee is grown in countries where there are little to no standards regulating the use of chemicals and pesticides on food. The United States produces and exports millions of tons of pesticides, some of which are so dangerous that they are illegal to use on American farmland. Foreign countries import these chemicals to cultivate food, which is sold back to the United States.
Organic coffee is full of vitamins, nutrients and antioxidants. Organically grown coffees, as opposed to conventionally grown don’t contain any chemicals or pesticides. They are grown in nutrient-rich soils, which add to its nutrient value. Conventionally grown coffee is grown with the use of fertilizers and pesticides, which are harmful for our health and the environment.
My favorite organic coffee is Rainforest Blend, https://www.gourmet-coffee.com/rainforest-blend-organic.html
March has two birthstones – Aquamarine and Bloodstone.
The aquamarine – also called the “poor man’s diamond”, can range in colour from deep blue to a greenish-blue, and said to be the crystal of courage and peace.
The name aquamarine comes from the Romans, “aqua,” meaning water, and “mare,” meaning sea, because it lookes like sea water. Aquamarines were believed to have originated from the jewel caskets of mermaids, washed ashore from the depths of the sea.
Beginning in the Roman period, the aquamarine was believed to possess medicinal and healing powers, curing ailments of the stomach, liver, jaws, and throat.
Aquamarine is an excellent stone for meditation, it will help attune you to nature - quiet the mind and reduce stress.
The second birthstone for March is the Bloodstone, also known as Heliotrope,
a dark green stone with red flecks.
Bloodstone is an excellent blood cleanser, a powerful healing stone, it helps to circulate energy in the body and remove energy blocks. Bloodstone heightens intuition and increases creativity. It is grounding, protecting and encourages selflessness and idealism.
Ancient alchemists used it to treat blood disorders, including blood poisoning and the flow of blood from a wound. Bloodstone was also believed to draw out the venom of snakes.
Before enjoying our fresh produce we need wash of whatever can have ended up on them,
from the time of picking to our hands.
Produce Wash 1
- 20 drops grapefruit seed extract, available at health food stores
- 1 Tablespoon baking soda
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- New spray bottle
Produce Wash 2
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon white vinegar
- 1 cup water
- New spray bottle
Spray produce. Let sit 5-10 minutes and rinse thoroughly to wash away residue.
NOTE: The baking soda and vinegar will foam when mixed together. Make sure you use a deep pitcher and pour slowly.
thanks to natural news for these great fruit and veggie wash recepies.
higher self meditation
and Mother Earth
-The Great Bell Chant(The end of Suffering)
-Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush
-Magic Mantra-reverse negative to positive - by SatKirin Kaur Khalsa