Thursday, December 24, 2009

Invitation: Koc Bood clinic @ Thu Dec 31 8am - 12pm (

Koc Bood clinic

Blood Clinic sponsored by St Pius X Knight's of Columbus

December 31st at the boys and girl's club in west brant,

I have found that a blood clinic is a great time to talk about family, sports and is great for bonding as a council, it starts at 8am an is finished at 12 noon, so if you can drop in for a few minutes or a few hrs. i would appreciated it,


Food for thought
May we, who call ourselves Christians or followers of Christ, never have to wait 'till Christmas to hear the bells of peace and reason ,true charity ring out or allow the purveyors of political correctness to silence the bells of peace,personal joy, individual rights or reason
Thu Dec 31 8am – 12pm Eastern Time - Toronto
Boys and Girls club West Brant ,Brantford (map)
Sieg Holle - organizer

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Lauren Zander: The Secret to Facing This Scary World

We human beings are an insecure lot. We wish that we were more confident... that we could tell people what we really think... that we could ask for what we really want… that we could get ourselves to do something important, however much it frightens us. Life coach and regular Daily Health News contributor Lauren Zander says people often ask her how to deal with their insecurity. They wonder how to overcome the fears they bump up against whenever they think about what they truly want from life. The answer, she says, is simple and involves just a single element. Once they get it, people can conquer their fears and experience unshakeable self-confidence. "This comes from one place only -- having personal integrity, which is complete trust in yourself to do what you say you will do," says Lauren. "It seems counterintuitive that a fear of things external could be solved by trust in yourself, but it really is true."
Many people mistakenly believe that integrity is based on their behavior with others, that it means following through if they tell another person that they're going to do something. But personal integrity is really about taking internal responsibility for all your decisions -- not simply doing what your boss says... or taking a stand because you're a board member... or staying on the straight and narrow path because you don't want to get into trouble. These are obligations and forms of outer responsibility, says Lauren. When it comes to themselves, people will say they keep their promises but then will have a list of reasons why they can't eat right, exercise, be patient with family members and so on. "Hanging on to beliefs about why you can't keep promises to yourself enables you to think you have integrity," says Lauren. "But," she points out " your soul always knows the truth." The more often your soul watches as you fail to keep promises to yourself, the more insecure you will feel about your world in general.
"Every day that you fail to do what you should -- just for yourself -- eats away at your self-confidence and respect and erodes one of the most important elements in life, your personal integrity," says Lauren. On the flip side, "People who learn to keep a promise to themselves -- no matter what it is -- have the power to change anything in their life, because they know they can trust themselves to do it," she says.

The Road to Real Integrity
A first step is to consider the primary areas of your life (your health, your career, how you manage your finances, relationships with family, friends and your significant other) and evaluate whether your life is everything that you want it to be in each area. You may have an integrity issue in the parts of your life that don't measure up. The danger here is in not being completely honest, brushing aside situations you consider tolerable rather than identifying them as broken. For instance, you might accept the body that is "okay" instead of trim and healthy... the relationship that's fine but not great… the job you can barely endure but "need" to pay the bills but that dooms you to a life of mediocrity. Wouldn't you rather have the confidence to bring about change? This is how greatness happens.

After you have evaluated five or so major areas of your life, pick one that is really troubling and address it. This will be the start of learning that you can make promises... keep promises... and make a difference in your life. You might decide to stop complaining about your inability to save money and start depositing a few dollars each week in a special account... or decide to eliminate sugar completely from your diet. Start with small steps that are concrete and achievable, as even small achievements can make a big difference.
Next, tell at least one person you are close to about what you are doing and for how long -- this is "practice" for keeping a promise to yourself. "Assign a consequence," urges Lauren. "Perhaps for every minute you're late, you pay the person you leave waiting a dollar, or even a dime." It's not about making it painfully expensive, but rather to help you to stay focused on your commitment to your promise and to teach yourself to stop making excuses. The consequence makes you focus every time you keep or break the promise, so you quickly realize how your excuses have gotten in your way -- telling yourself you need sleep more than exercise today, for instance, or blaming traffic for making you late again. Lauren gets tough with clients who complain that it's impossible to keep a promise, taunting them that if they were paid $1 million to accomplish the task, they'd likely find a way.

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Amazing Folk Remedies for Colds, Coughs, Flu, More

Amazing Folk Remedies for Colds, Coughs, Flu, More     Lydia Wilen
Joan Wilen

 ot every winter illness requires a trip to the doctor's office. The following time-tested folk remedies offer effective, inexpensive treatments for minor health complaints.
Important: Consult your doctor if your condition persists or grows worse.

The average adult contracts between two and four colds each year, mostly between September and May. Medical science has no cure for these highly contagious viral infections, but the following folk remedies can help ward off colds, ease symptoms and possibly shorten a cold's duration...
Garlic. Garlic contains allicin, which has been shown to reduce the severity of a cold. Eat four cloves of freshly crushed raw garlic three times a day until you have recovered.
Cinnamon, sage and bay. Cinnamon contains compounds believed to reduce congestion. Sage can help sooth sore throats. Some Native American cultures have used bay leaves to clear breathing passages. Steep one-half teaspoon each of cinnamon and sage with a bay leaf in six ounces of hot water. Strain and add one tablespoon of lemon juice. Lemon helps reduce mucus buildup. If you like your tea sweet, add honey.
Chicken soup. The Mayo Clinic has said in its health newsletter that chicken soup can be an excellent treatment for head colds and other viral respiratory infections for which antibiotics are not helpful.

Influenza is a potentially serious viral infection. People often mistake colds for the flu. Colds take hold gradually and are not usually accompanied by severe aches or a fever. The onset of the flu is sudden, and symptoms include fever, severe muscle aches and fatigue.
Garlic and cognac. A shot of cognac is a popular flu remedy in Germany, where it's thought to ease symptoms and help the body cleanse itself. Garlic helps clear mucus, among other potential benefits. Peel and dice a half-pound of garlic. Add one quart of 90-proof cognac, and seal the mixture in an airtight bottle. Store in a cool, dark place for two weeks. Strain out the garlic, and reseal the liquid in the bottle. Prepare a new batch each year.
To treat the flu: Add 20 drops to eight ounces of water. Drink three glasses a day, one before each meal. For prevention: Use 10 to 15 drops, instead of 20, per glass during flu season.
Important: This treatment is not advisable for people who have drinking problems or for children.
Sauerkraut. Sauerkraut's concentration of lactic acid bacteria may weaken infections. Have two tablespoons of sauerkraut juice or about one-half cup of sauerkraut each day during flu season to reduce the chances of infection.

Experiment with these remedies until you find what works best for you...
Apple cider vinegar. Vinegar is a powerful anti-inflammatory, and its acidity might help kill the bacteria that cause some sore throats. Add two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to six ounces of warm water. Gargle with a mouthful, spit it out, then drink a mouthful. Continue this until the mixture is gone. Rinse your mouth with water to prevent the vinegar from eroding your teeth. Repeat the vinegar gargle every hour for as long as your sore throat persists.
Sage. Sage is an anti-inflammatory. Add one teaspoon of dried sage to one six-ounce cup of boiling water. Steep for three to five minutes, strain, then gargle and swallow.
Lemon and honey. Honey coats the throat, while lemon can temporarily reduce the mucus buildup that often accompanies a sore throat. Squeeze one lemon, add a teaspoon of honey and drink. Repeat every two hours.
Tongue stretching. Stick out your tongue for 30 seconds, relax it for a few seconds, then repeat four times. This is believed to increase blood flow to the throat, speeding the healing process.
Try these folk remedies to figure out which works best for you...
Lemon, honey and olive oil. Honey and olive oil coat and soothe, while lemon reduces mucus. Heat one cup of honey, a half cup of olive oil and the juice of one lemon over a medium flame for five minutes. Turn off the heat, and stir for two minutes to blend the ingredients. Consume one teaspoon of the mixture every two hours.

Vinegar and cayenne pepper. Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin, a proven painkiller, while vinegar serves as an anti-inflammatory. Add a half cup of apple cider vinegar and one teaspoon of cayenne pepper to one-half cup of water. Add honey if desired. Take one tablespoon when your cough acts up and another tablespoon before bed.
Horseradish and honey. Horseradish can help loosen mucus, while honey coats the throat. Grate one teaspoon of fresh, peeled horseradish into two teaspoons of honey. Consume one teaspoon every two to three hours.

Ginger. Ginger is an anti-inflammatory that contains gingerols, which provide pain-reducing and sedative benefits. Chew a piece of fresh, peeled gingerroot when you feel the cough acting up, usually in the evening before bed. Chew until the ginger loses its kick.
Licoric-root tea. Licorice relieves the pain of irritated mucous membranes. Drink licorice-root tea as long as your cough persists.
Note: Don't try licorice root if you have high blood pressure or kidney problems.
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