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The Most Beautiful Iridescent Creatures!

The Most Beautiful Iridescent Creatures!

This is my list of top 30 most beautiful iridescent living creatures. These birds and butterflies and are all kinds of gorgeous. Each one more beautiful than the next, with their iridescent look to their wings, and bodies. 




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Feng Shui House Plants

Feng Shui House Plants



House Directions:



“Best feng shui advice to keep in mind is to always be aware of the quality of the indoor air and do your best to improve it. Research shows that indoor pollution is much worse than the outdoor one.”


“Is there a feng shui solution? Yes, there is! The best feng shui solution is to decorate your home or office with indoor.”

“Bring them to your home, bring them to your office, and let them do what they do best – clear the air and fill it with oxygen!”

Let’s start with the beautiful Areca Palm



Scientific Name:
Chrysalidocarpus Lutescens

Removes:

* All tested indoor air toxins.

Benefits:

* Very popular and easy to care for plant.

* Leaves have a gracious flow that will soften the energy of any home or office space. 


Next Air Purifying Plant is the Lady Palm

Scientific Name:

Rhapis Excelsa

Removes:

* Most indoor pollutants.

Benefits:

* One of the best plants to improve the indoor air quality.

* Very popular and easy to care for. 

Next Air Purifying Plant is the Bamboo Palm

Scientific Name:

Chamaedorea Seifrizii

Removes:

* Benzene

* Trichloroethylene

* Formaldehyde

Benefits:

* Adds a peaceful, tropical feeling to any environment.

* Most resistant to insect infestation.

Next Air Purifying Plant is the Rubber Plant


Scientific Name:

Ficus Robusta

Removes:

* Most pollutants, especially formaldehyde.

Benefits:

* Will survive in dim light and tolerate cool temperatures.

* Excellent ability to remove toxins from any indoor environment. 
Next Air Purifying Plant is the Dracaena Janet Craig


Scientific Name: 

Dracaena Deremensis Janet Craig

Removes:

* Most pollutants, especially trichloroethylene.

Benefits:

* Attractive plant, easy to grow in very little light.

* Best in Dracaenas family for removing home or office chemical toxins. 

To learn about more Feng Shui plants:

Feng Shui Plants

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CBD

  

  
This is a post that is near and dear to me. As most of my followers already know, I write about bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses because I suffer from bipolar, and want to help all those who need help and advice getting through what I would called, the hardest part of my life (trying to become stable), and most other’s would probably agree. I believe in the powers that CBD offers, and now that it is legal in all 50 states, people need to start spreading awareness of this amazing drug and realizing it helps in every area that I suffer with my bipolar, and then some. But what I want to say the loudest, is to those who are completely against the legalization of marijuana, you know, the one’s who’ve never smoked in their life, and do not suffer from mental illnesses, yet think they know what they’re ignorantly saying. Well, I laugh at those folks and take pity on them. They are the ones holding back science from finding all the answers we need as to why marijuana should be legal, but CBD should especially be utilized. Please read and learn about this miracle oil and other forms taken from, but does not contain any THC. For some with seizures it has saved lives. For others, help with their anxiety, anger and nausea are reason enough for cheer. Enjoy and learn! 

  

 What is CBD?

“CBD is one of over 60+ compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. We at CBD Crew are using cannabis to create our strains, not hemp. All our genetics will have traces of all canabinoids found naturally in the plants genetics, as we believe in the entourage effect of the plant to be the most effective for most patients.”

  
“CBD and THC levels tend to vary between different strains and varieties of cannabis. By using selective breeding techniques, we have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and THC.”

“CBD does not cause a high, unlike THC. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.”

  
Medical Properties of CBD

  • Antiemetic: Combats nausea and vomiting
  • Antipsychotic: Combats psychosis disorders
  • Anticonvulsant: Combats seizure activity
  • Anti-inflammatory: Combats inflammatory disorders
  • Anti-oxidant: Combats neurodegenerative disorders
  • Anti-tumoral/Anti-cancer: Combats tumor and cancer cells
  • Anxiolytic/Anti-depressant: Combats anxiety and depression disorders

  

4 Must know Facts About CBD

CBD, or cannabidiol, is quickly changing the debate surrounding the uses of marijuana as a medicine.

“Most people have heard of a chemical called THC, which is the ingredient in marijuana that gets users high. But recently, attention has shifted to another compound in marijuana called CBD — and for good reason.”

“Because while doctors can’t seem to look past certain side effects of THC, CBD doesn’t appear to present that problem. On the other hand, evidence of CBD’s medical benefits continues to grow.”

“Here are five facts that you should know about this unique compound:”

  
1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis

  

“CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.”

“CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD.”

“However, by using selective breeding techniques, cannabis breeders have managed to create varieties with high levels of CBD and next to zero levels of THC. These strains are rare but have become more popular in recent years.”

   
 
2. CBD is non-psychoactive

“Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While this makes CBD a poor choice for recreational users, it gives the chemical a significant advantage as a medicine, since health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.”

“CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same pathways as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.”

“A review published in Current Drug Safety concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.”

   
 
3. CBD has a wide range of medical benefits

“Although CBD and THC act on different pathways of the body, they seem to have many of the same medical benefits. 

  

4. CBD reduces the negative effects of THC

“CBD seems to offer natural protection against the marijuana high. Numerous studies suggest that CBD acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC, such as memory impairment and paranoia.”

“CBD also appears to counteract the sleep-inducing effects of THC, which may explain why some strains of cannabis are known to increase alertness.”

“Both CBD and THC have been found to present no risk of lethal overdose. However, to reduce potential side effects, medical users may be better off using cannabis with higher levels of CBD.”

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GMO Health Dangers

Genetically Modified Foods   
 
Genetically modified foods…

Are they safe?

“The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) doesn’t think so. The Academy reported that “Several animal studies indicate serious health risks associated with GM food,” including infertility, immune problems, accelerated aging, faulty insulin regulation, and changes in major organs and the gastrointestinal system. The AAEM asked physicians to advise patients to avoid GM foods.”

  

“Before the FDA decided to allow GMOs into food without labeling, FDA scientists had repeatedly warned that GM foods can create unpredictable, hard-to-detect side effects, including allergies, toxins, new diseases, and nutritional problems. They urged long-term safety studies, but were ignored.”

  
Since then, findings include:

  • “Thousands of sheep, buffalo, and goats in India died after grazing on Bt cotton plants.”
  • “Mice eating GM corn for the long term had fewer, and smaller, babies.”
  • “More than half the babies of mother rats fed GM soy died within three weeks, and were smaller.”
  • “Testicle cells of mice and rats on GM soy change significantly.”
  • “By the third generation, most GM soy-fed hamsters lost the ability to have babies.”
  • “Rodents fed GM corn and soy showed immune system responses and signs of toxicity.”
  • “Cooked GM soy contains as much as 7-times the amount of a known soy allergen.”
  • “Soy allergies skyrocketed by 50% in the UK, soon after GM soy was introduced.”
  • “The stomach lining of rats fed GM potatoes showed excessive cell growth, a condition that may lead to cancer.”
  • “Studies showed organ lesions, altered liver and pancreas cells, changed enzyme levels, etc.”

  
“Unlike safety evaluations for drugs, there are no human clinical trials of GM foods. The only published human feeding experiment revealed that the genetic material inserted into GM soy transfers into bacteria living inside our intestines and continues to function. This means that long after we stop eating GM foods, we may still have their GM proteins produced continuously inside us. This could mean:”

  • “If the antibiotic gene inserted into most GM crops were to transfer, it could create super diseases, resistant to antibiotics.”
  • “If the gene that creates Bt-toxin in GM corn were to transfer, it might turn our intestinal bacteria into living pesticide factories.”

“Although no studies have evaluated if antibiotic or Bt-toxin genes transfer, that is one of the key problems. The safety assessments are too superficial to even identify most of the potential dangers from GMOs. See our Health Risks brochure and State of the Science report for more details and citations.”

“Recent health studies provide growing evidence of harm from GMOs:”

  • GM Corn Damages Liver and Kidneys
  • Meat Raised on GM Feed is Different
  • Roundup Could Cause Birth Defects
  • Genetically Modified Soy Linked to Sterility
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Health and Herb-Amazing Benefits of Dandelion’s Root

Dandelion Health Benefits   
Dandelion Root’s Benefits:

“Dandelions, perennial plant with a yellow and centered flower, are considered to be weeds. This plant grows excessively in the U.S. and Canada. Dandelions have been used traditionally as an herbal medicine for the treatment of various diseases such as kidney and liver issues, stomach problems, and diabetes.”
Health Benefits of Dandelions: 

“Dandelion has lots of benefits but the most impressive benefits of dandelion are that it has the ability to act as a diuretic and thus support in those circumstances where a diuretic is required. Dandelions have lots of vitamin A, B, C, and D along with iron, potassium and zinc.”

“While there are not enough studies on human being, herbalists use it for cleansing the liver and gallbladder. Dandelion is also used in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of appendicitis, inflammation, and stomach issues. Even Native Americans used boiled dandelion to prevent kidney problems, lower swelling, and to cure skin problems.”

  
“Though its advantages are still being examined, but its properties are enough to make it popular for natural remedies. Dandelions have been used to cure various problems such as:”

“• Diabetes: Dandelions can improve the production of insulin. It also helps pancreas to keep blood sugar levels at healthy range for diabetes patients. Dandelion juice helps the body to keep blood sugar levels low and also helps to keep the body healthy that subsequently decreases the chances of fluctuation in blood sugar levels.”

“• Pimple: Dandelion has positive impact on pimple which is caused by hormonal changes and sebaceous gland problems. Dandelion juice has detoxifying properties and also known to act as diuretic. Due to these two properties, it helps to remove pimple causing toxins from the body through sweating and urinating.”
“• Jaundice: Jaundice is a liver disorder that can be treated by using dandelions. They help to eliminate extra bile in the urine and help to fight against infections. Due to this, they are also known as an antioxidant and a disinfectant.”

“• Cancer: Dandelions have been used as a part of healthy diet to lower the risk of developing cancer. Dandelions have high antioxidant and vitamin C levels that help to decrease the free radicals exist in the body.”

“• Constipation: Dandelions are rich in dietary fiber that improve the health of the intestines and also help to keep digestion healthy that prevent more gastrointestinal problems in the future.”

  
“Did you know that each part of the dandelion plant has benefits? The answer is “yes” each part of dandelion has health benefits and its each part is used as medicine.”

  
Root: Dandelion root is used for the detoxification of both the liver and gallbladder.

Leaves: Dandelion leaves are good in taste. Their leaves have diuretic properties. They help in digestion and also improve the appetite.

Flower: Its flower works like an antioxidant.

Sap: This is present in the dandelion stem. Due to its alkaline nature, it has been used for the treatment of some skin problems such as ringworm and eczema.

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Health Benefits of Guava

Why Guava is so Good For You!

The health benefits of guava include the treatment of diarrhea, dysentery, constipation, cough, cold, skin care, high blood pressure, WEIGHT LOSS ANDscurvy.”

“Many of you may have tasted this mouth-watering treat, or have at least seen or heard about it. Guava is very common in Asian countries, but is increasingly available in the western world, particularly as more of its health benefits are revealed. It is a somewhat round or pear-shaped seasonal fruit, and is light green, yellow, or maroon in color on the outside when it is ripe. Guava also has white or maroon flesh and lots of small hard seeds enveloped in very soft, sweet pulp. It is eaten raw (ripe or semi-ripe) or in the form of jams and jellies.”



This popular fruit is a powerhouse of nutrients. If the traditional adage says that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” in Europe and Americas, the phrase is probably changed to “A few guavas in the season keeps the doctor away for the whole year” in the Indian Subcontinent and places where guavas typically grow. Its scientific name is Psidium Guajava.”

“What makes guava special is that protecting the fruit does not require excessive use of chemical pesticides as in the case of grapes, apple, and other so-called “exotic” fruits. It is one of the least chemically treated and sprayed fruits.”



Weight loss: Guava is very helpful for those who want to lose weight without compromising their intake of proteins, vitamins and fiber. Guava is very high in roughage and rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals, but it has no cholesterol and a low number of digestible carbohydrates. It is a is very filling snack and satisfies the appetite very easily. Guava, especially raw guava, also has far less sugar as compared to apples, oranges, grapes, and other fruit. Adding a medium-sized guava to your lunch and you will not feel hungry again until the evening. Ironically, it can also help with weight gain in lean, thin people. This is probably due to its wealth of nutrients, which keep the metabolism regulates and helps to promote the proper absorption of nutrients.”

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“Diabetes: In a related benefit to blood pressure mentioned above, an intake of guava can also help those patients who suffer from diabetes. The high level of dietary fiber in guava helps to regulate the absorption of sugar by the body, which decreases the chances of major spikes and drops in insulin and glucose in the body. Studies have shown that consuming guava can help prevent the appearance of type-2 diabetes.”

Eyesight: Guavas are extremely good sources of vitamin-A, which is well known as a booster for vision health. It can help slow down the appearance of cataracts, macular degeneration, and general health of the eyes. It can not only prevent degradation of eyesight, but even an improvement in eyesight once it has begun to degrade.”

 “Cancer Prevention: One of the most celebrated and important benefits of adding guava to your diet is its ability to inhibit the growth and metastasis of cancerous cells. There have been numerous studies done in recent years on guava’s effects primarily on prostate cancer, breast cancer, and oral cancers. Guava leaf oil is extremely successful as an anti-proliferative substance, and has actually been shown to be more effective than some leading modern medicines in reducing cancerous growth. Guavas are also rich in lycopene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be wildly successful in reducing prostate cancer risk. That same antioxidant has also shown to inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells, although further human trials need to be done.”

“Finally, the naturally high levels of vitamin-C in guavas, which are four times higher than the levels found in oranges (the traditional vitamin-C powerhouse), provides the immune system a huge boost in antioxidants. Antioxidants are the major lines of defense against the proliferation of free radicals in the body, which are one of the main causes of serious conditions like cancer and heart disease. Therefore, adding guava to your diet has numerous ways in which it helps you stay health and cancer-free.”



Diarrhea & dysentery: Guava is very rich in astringents (compounds that make your gums feel tighter and fresher).  After you chew guava leaves, eat a raw guava, or use some guava-based toothpaste), your mouth feels healthier, and the astringent qualities also add substance to loose bowels and reduce symptoms of diarrhea. These astringents are alkaline in nature and have disinfectant and anti-bacterial properties, thus helping to cure dysentery by inhibiting microbial growth and removing extra mucus from the intestines. Furthermore, other nutrients in guava such as vitamin-C, Carotenoids and potassium, strengthen and tone the digestive system while simultaneously disinfecting it. Guava is also beneficial in treating gastroenteritis for the same reasons stated above.”

Thyroid Health: Guavas are a good source for copper, which is an important part of regulating thyroid metabolism by helping to control hormone production and absorption. The thyroid gland is one of the most important glands in the body for regulating hormones and organ system function, so guava can help balance your health in many ways.”



Skin care: Guavas can improve the texture of your skin and help you to avoid skin problems more than even the highest ranked beauty creams or skin toner gels. This is chiefly due to the abundance of astringents in the fruit (more astringent is present in immature guavas) and in its leaves. Your skin can benefit from either eating the fruits (this helps tighten your muscles apart from your skin) or by rinsing your skin with a decoction of its immature fruit and leaves. It will tone up and tighten the area of loosened skin where you apply it. In addition to the astringents, guava is very rich in vitamin-A, B, C and potassium which are  good antioxidants and detoxifiers, which keep your skin glowing and free from signs of premature aging, wrinkles and other dermal disorders.”


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Beautiful Spring Roses and More!

These are some of my favorite spring time & early St. Patrick’s Day colors, too!

DO ENJOY! I HOPE IT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD MOOD.

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