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sally on April 26th, 2011

In our society it is not politically correct to discuss politics and religion but I have to say what is on my heart and let people know the truth – Body , Mind , Soul & Spirit . Our life is full of many small puzzle pieces and God is the border holding everything together .We have so many choices that it can be overwhelming – the supernatural is the next attainable realm for those of us who are expecting more out of life and want to connect with God’s blessings for our life.

With the roller-coaster economy , extreme political dissatisfaction , panic for this year’s elections , global warming , skyrocketing prices on food combined with the deteriorating quality of our food supply with GMO’s and chemicals, energy trends and health care, people are lonely, scared and fearful . The government , the new world order plots , the people that say they care but don’t , the dissappointments in the world around us …..ultimate dispair for many …. and there is power & protection in the promise of God( Psalm 91) .

Fear is not the way to manage your life unless you enjoy the stress, anger , discontentment ,anxiety , selfishness and uneasiness that for so many has become there way of life and they wonder , why are they here? What is our purpose? It is not just the good deeds that many of us do( you can not work your way to heaven!) , but our spiritual emotional stability that will guide our steps in our daily walk on this earth .

People are searching for spiritual connections today and looking many times in all the wrong places.

I am expecting miracles and they are showing up – my friends are starting to notice too. Expect the unexpected , the radical , the things no one thought was possible -make the miracles bible come alive Never allow anyone’s perception of you become your reality! from Les Brown - motivational speaker).

This summer has been life changing for me . Although I accepted Jesus into my life during a very desperate time in November 1995 , I have never experienced the electrifying power of God as I have at the The Florida Outpouring / Lakeland, FL Revival . The atmosphere under the tent( usually 5,000-8,000 per night ) has been downright amazing -the spirit of God is so strong , at times you can hardly stand up , there is weeping , demonic deliverance , there is laughter ;other times it is an electrifying energy .The call on my life has been to minister to others through nutrition and prayer.

The Florida Outpouring ( www.freshfire.ca) which started on April 2nd at the Ignited church( Pastor Steve Strater) off route 98 in Lakeland , FL has been the most controversial , highly publicized, amazing widespread media revival ever and God is definitely trying to get our attention.

Many of my friends , business contacts and people I meet traveling know that they are on my prayer lists and that millions of people are praying for them . Some choose to believe and others won’t ( I don’t judge , just pray!) , but thousands of miracles are happening around the world and in our everyday lives.

My miracles are small compared to others who are leaving wheelchairs, glasses, fibromayalgia, depression , severe physical limitations auto-immune problems and cancer behind them but they mean a lot to me and God see everything , no mater how large or small a situation is – it is important to him too.

People have to start stepping out in faith and claiming their healing . It is a totally foreign way to pray for many people but you can’t box Jesus in ! He is tired of “Man’s Religion “as we think we know it -look how radical Jesus way in his day !

I have had friends & family memebers who healed from anxiety , financial ruin , fibromayalgia, chronic aches and pains , back problems and terminal spinal ailments.

My own spine ( I had a previous fracture of L-5 ) and 4 broken bones( phalanges) and my meta-tarsal in my right foot have been totally healed . My very low body temperature , a 97.6 for years, is now a healthy 98.0 to 98.6 . My eyesight for distance driving has slightly improved and I feel that I am moving into a new realm of healing.My finances have also improved and I am giving more away ! I have sense of Peace and Joy like never before in my life. And to witness the miracles …..from financial – emotional healing – physical healing is absoutely amazing . I walk in divine health daily and yes, I still eat right and take my nutritional supplements and exercise daily as I try and be steward of the healthy body that God blessed me with .

Todd Bentley, the controversial ,tatooed, pierced evangelist with a very tainted past , intensely pursured God and the supernatural according to scripture . Why couldn’t we experience the joy , the healing , the miraculous teaching of those biblically based? His child-like curiousity and awe for God led him to wonder why all Christians and Messianic Jews were not claiming their miracles. He was sick and tired of the conterfeit so called “new age religions” that just confuse and curse people’s lives even more . Many people have said these miracles are from Satan but they are not -there are countless biblical verses to back him up . Matthew 10:8 is what Todd and Fresh Fire Ministries and now countless other churches live by :” Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons ” and freely give away to others. Teach others the ways of the bible – make the bible become a way of life today .

For more information you can check out his website and watch by internet streaming : www.freshfire.ca or watch daily the GOD TV channel at 8-11 EST . Todd has also started on a nutritional path too . He has lost over 85 pounds with the help of a nutritionist and the local Vitamin Shoppe in Lakleland,FL. Roy Fields , the worship leader is also aware of the changes he must make to continue the annointed , productive life for the future of his ministry and family . As a nutritional missionary ,I know that is why God has put Lakeland on my heart so strong because me & my big mouth will start to influence people’s nutritional habits too and honor him .

My biggest passion for health, verified by this summer’s revival is that people keep their healings . You can’t have one or the other . To receive your miracle healing and then return to your “old life patterns’ of eating ( which may be responsible for your illness) is ludicris.

We should honor God with our bodies too, not just our spirit . We are all walking testimonies and are selling the whole wellness package to others 24/7 …… Body ,Mind , Soul & Spirit whether we are conscious of this or not. We need to be bold , healthy, spirit filled joyful people .

When we have the choice ( we do need to be respectful to our hosts when invited or traveling to other countries or cultures), we need to say no to junk food, soda, artificial preservatives & sweeteners ( ie :nutrasweet ) genetically altered foods ( non organic corn, soy, canola-includes fructose ) extreme chemicals used in farming and become responsible citizens in the world that God created. Our children are the most at risk since they can’t tolerate the chemicals and man-made foods as well as some adults.

Check out our book : ‘Are Your Kids Running on Empty ? ” available at your local natural food store, amazon or www.gomillionmoms.com or www.betterfoodchoices.com for more information for practical household eating solutions.For Adults research the blood type and genotype diet from Dr D’Adamo- www.dadamo.com( I ahve been folowing his programs for 12 years!) Make it a priority to live a better lifestyle than you were before. I am not against prescriptions or medical doctors however, too many people of God are addicted to to drugs , chemicals and food. You can start slowly and God will meet you where you are . Ask for guidance and he will direct you. God sees your progress , your eagerness to to find him brings him joy ……he wants you to pursue him not just take in and accept whatever “man” tells you in an hour on Saturday or Sunday by a religious person who spoons feeds you . Read his word and ask for understanding and revelation.We need to see people and situations as God sees them not how man views them .

Come and get some ….as Todd says -see what all the fuss is about or watch on God TV or the internet .Remember this is God not Todd at these events – the other annointed people who preach ,all have their own amazing gifts by God.

Coming Soon – There is a Fresh Fire burning in a town near you !

The Lakeland revival tent will close on August 23rd so Todd can take the fire elsewhere worldwide but continue at the Ignited Church

A relationship with God changes meaningless work into spiritual productivity and purpose. (James W Goll from revival-day 103 )

You will feel alive & vibrant again , no matter what circumstances are surrrounding you in your environment . We should be waking around jazzed & joyful , not like zombies and complainers.

Healthy Blessings for a new lease on life! YOU deserve it !

Hope to see your smiling faces soon!

Sally Byrd

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sally on April 26th, 2011

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Barbados, the Caribbean Island known for its hustle and bustle lived up to its reputation, even in the slow season, as June is one of it’s slowest months. High season is long:  October-May and they are located outside the hurricane belt.  The Island is a working island that is committed to tourism and is a port for several cruise ships.  Barbados means business year round however; the only time the local Bajans really let their hair down is June and July when the tourist season slows way down and they get to have some fun. The US dollar is equal to 2.00 in Barbados at least we have some value with our money here.

Yes, I am happy when my work takes me to an Island, however a little more free time to explore would have been welcomed.  I fell in love with the people. They have such a precious, happy, genuine spirit about them. They truly love each day and make the most out of it. The work ethnic beats out any of the other Caribbean  Island I have visited, although my goal is to travel to all of them in my lifetime. The downfall of living here are taxes- many  Bajans have to work 2 jobs just to survive.

As a current  member of the American Tea Party movement, I can not complain about our taxes after learning about what they pay  and am thankful. I do  know that there is a VAT tax (value added tax) bill being introduced soon, yes… here in the US … stay tuned.  Please vote AGAINST this as it will penalize us for eating out and traveling will become even more expensive. Our government is trying to recoup some of their extravagant spending and where will this fall? On us- the American consumer. It will further hurt our local tourism business.

Barbados is a more expensive island than others, because of the high government and import taxes along with a VAT tax that is added to all tourist expenditures from hotels to meals that ranges from 7.5% to 15% extra. There are many duty free shops that offer some bargains but also very high end designer shops opening on the Gold Coast on the Western side of the island.  These folks really need a break and they are playing the high end tourism card. One example was my firend who bought a bathing suit cover-up for 250 US /500 Barbados . Amazing . I would have used a towel or a t-shirt.

Many products  including natural foods and supplements , will cost the importers  a minimum of a 47% landed cost.  The people are very well educated,  joyful and extremely well mannered.  Natural foods and healthier living are becoming more important to the people and High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure are rampant. These conditions are at the foundation of a Diabetes explosion on the Island . The two local natural products markets are Natures Discount stores and medical center www.naturesdiscount.com since the early 90′s  The  Jenn Health store, started in 1985  , which also operates a vegetarian deli and restaurant www.jennhealth.com . Both businesses are expanding and improving their offerings more each year and  locals are showing an  increased support for integrated health measures. From one of the  chef’s at the Hilton  to their supervisor in the executive lounge to the housekeepers- all were interested in improving their health anbd learning how to change their diets.

Rhonda Charles, a knowledgeable , delightful and passionate women looks at least 15 years younger than she is, spouts off health tips every Thursday on the radio show – The Voice of Barbados at 9:30 am . I was honored to be her guest and we had a blast.  Working in the Natures Discount stores and training the staff was inspiring. We are all so different but meeting people globally truly educates you, better than sitting in classroom. The Bridgetown store has a  world renowned body builder name Morris who is over 50 and has abs of iron. I was very impressed. Local blood pressure screenings and cholesterol checks keep George Warren busy as global diseases unify all of us. The Bajan’s downfall are the massive amounts of carbs on every dinner plate-especially the white potatoes, cream and the Bajan bakes … fried sweet wheat flour -major cholesterol and high blood pressure boosting foods. I did enjoy the Flying fish and breadfruit mash and pumpkin is served as they grow locally.

If you have a car, driving is on the left, you can venture out and save money on meals. The local fish fry in Oistins  is a bargain and a great way to meet the locals, located  along the southern shore 05800147 and close to the airport. Dinner ranges about 20-30 Barbados withou05800087t drinks. Take in05800091 the local  music and  straw market with local handicrafts. The  hot sauce is made with scotch bonnet peppers is amazing and a  must buy … it is sold everywhere. One of my  favorites was  ECAF, made locally in Bridgetown; a hot, but flavorful infused with mustard sauce. Some also include turmeric for extra color and health benefits. Of course read the ingredients as some brands do add food colorings, corn or wheat starch.

Barbados is a larger island spanning 166 miles and is divided into parishes instead of counties. Bridgetown was in  St Michael’s parish. All the parishes were names after men, except one. St Lucy must have been quite a women!  The Atlantic side is much quieter than the Caribbean side and offers phenomenal surfing but limited swimming. If you are looking to get away from it all try the Atlantis Hotel.  A renovated 8 room chic- romantic place with fabulous food, a pool and ambiance - close to the Andromeda Botanical gardens. For surfing lessons try Zed’s Surfing adventures www.barbadossurf.com or for an individual lesson, try Mobile Surf lessons  www.surfing-barbados.com

Barbados offers many topside activities from Canopy Zip lining www.arialtrek@carisurf.com to Island safaris -tour Barbados in a 4×4 www.islandsafari.bb to Segaway eco tours www.segwaybarbados.com

The beautiful ocean surrounding this Island offers many treasures below the surface. The diving  mainly on the south and west coasts, was lower visibility than ususal since they were in the middle of an algae bloom, lending a green tint and limited vis of 40-50 feet. When this lifts, the 100 ft vis will be back. There is a barrel coral disease that is happening slowly to the reefs. The coral was absolutely beautiful. In great shape and NO lionfish or traces of oil! There were hawksbill turtles on every dive. There were so beautiful. No sharks. Plenty of fish. The guys at the Barbados Blue Dive Shop, a few minutes from the Hilton where we stayed were fabulous, fun and concerned about safety and low key. The dive sites are close by so your surface interval is back at the shop or the beach  www.divebarbadosblue.com/434-5764. The water temperature was 84 degrees so I only needed a skin, even when I went on the famous wreck The Stavronikita, which sits at a 130 feet ; the max for recreational diving, I was never cold.  A minor miracle for me. Andre Miller is a world renowned marine biologist who also owns a dive shop in Grenada (another trip coming soon!) Kayaks are available here too, free of charge when you stay at the hilton www.hilton.com

For those of you who don’t dive, there were plenty of daily snorkel trips to the turtle sanctuary, fishing trips and catamaran and sailing trips . www.oceanadventures.com The Silver Moon catamaran offers deluxe trip allows only 12 guests and is the best ! Another low key operator is Shasa cruises..www.shasacatarmarancruises.com

Although we stuck close to the hotel and ate there several times , Brown Sugar-excellent regional cuisine, the fish fry ,and a few other local places, our favorite was Mangos by the Sea www.mangosbythesea.com and watching the sun sink into the glassy ocean beneath it.

My friend Karen Clarke in Freeport, Bahamas  has a friend who owns Mangos , Pierre  -so it was a must-do experience. All the way up in Speightown (St. Peter Parish) it was worth the 45 min  drive.  A plus for traveling in the slower tourism months of the summer is that we were seated instantly and enjoyed top-notch service. The food, drink and company was incredible.  A definite splurge.

 

Mangos Filet Mignon....yummmmBarbados offers so much. The soil is rich and the people do grow sugar cane and sweet potatoes . Many people have their own gardens.  Locally grown herbs and bush tea is popular. There are goat and dairy farms and local pastures for farm animals. Eat local and save some money. The imnported good have the higher taxes. The old and the new are melding and there is a sense of global change in the wings.

I encourage you to put this island in your bucket list. Meet the people, make a difference, leave a good reputation.

In Continued Health, Sally

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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sally on April 26th, 2011

Now during the hectic holiday season, people are stretched for time, money and personal space to relax.  Usually  nutrition & exercise fly out the window until New Years resolutions in January.  Burgers with healthy ingredients can appeal to all of your needs.  In particular, my Rosemary Buffalo Burgers help to improve circulation & metabolism while offering  immune system support. These are not your greasy, fatty chemical-laden ,what’s in here anyway burgers but  solid nutrition that fuels your body.

Since I am an  Blood Type O, secretor  &  Hunter Genotype,  Buffalo or beef can actually help my metabolism work more efficiently and provide the nutrition my cells need, while keeping my weight down.  Not all red meat is bad for you.

Other blood types likes A’s can eat tofu,  chicken, turkey  or black bean burgers cooked the same way while B ‘s  do great  with Buffalo , Beef  Turkey or lamb , AB’s with  sprouted soy ,turkey or salmon burgers. Whatever protein, you choose  this is an easy holiday meal on the run that will fuel your body well and help you to manage stress levels. Don’t skip meals.

The quality of the meat is essential for a healthy burger.   Buffalo that are free of anti-biotics and hormones, and are grass fed top the list. Thanks to Ted Turner’s restaurants – TED’s … a chain that I can actually eat in ….  Bison or Buffalo is becoming more common.

Rosemary Buffalo Burgers:

1 lb high quality ground buffalo/bison

1 small red onion chopped fine, set aside (option – ground turkey)

1 long sprig of fresh rosemary, snip off the tips with kitchen shears and discard the thick stem, set aside

3 tablespoons of grated Locatelli Italian Sheep’s cheese, set aside

8 oz cremini/baby bella mushrooms, sliced

6 oz  fresh salsa

2 oz guacamole

dash of cayenne powder or sliced jalapenos

sea salt , to taste

Rosemary Buffalo Burger
Rosemary Buffalo Burger

Mix the Buffalo or turkey with chopped rosemary, red onion and the cheese together. Cook in little ghee or olive oil on a low heat.  Flip once until done.  Add the sliced mushrooms around the burgers and cook through.  Add them on top of the burgers with a dollop of guacamole and a dash of cayenne or sliced jalapenos. Add the fresh salsa around the plate.  The option shown here includes fresh asparagus and cherry tomatoes . Serve without additional carbs for a healthy weight maintenence meal or  with warmed sprouted grain tortillas ( only 5 carbs )  cut into quarters.

Reminder : The additional holiday sugar-rich foods will take a toll for the worst on your health . Keep healthy snack foods around the house and limit baked goods and suagr laden foods.  Keep them for treats. When you do indulge, be sure to use digestive enzymes and glucose control products like Dr. Venessa’s Sugar Balance to bring the insulin back down in about 40 minutes after a meal .

With powerful naturals herbals and foods like Gymnema sylvestre, cinnamon, nopal cactus and banaba leaf to regulate glucose and cedar berries, minerals and vitamins to help strengthen the kidneys, balanced with taurine and vanadium  for a healthy mood ,  this product really works. Just take 2-4 vegetarian tablets after meals containing carbohydrates and/or refined sugars including alcohol ,  for proper insulin & glucose balance.

Sugar Balance
Sugar Balance

Sugar consumtion & over-indulgence can stimulate rapid aging ( yes- more wrinkles!) so give yourself some additional  protection.I use this product after a dessert treat , a glass of wine or even after a eating brown rice or spelt pasta, potatoes or bean dishes.  Sugar  excess ( even a soda !) stuns the immune system for hours allowing your body to be defenseless.

Enjoy a happy , healthy holiday season and eat to live,  instead of living to eat . If you need to indulge just take the propper steps to re-balance your body as soon as you can . We all need a treat but don’t make it a daily occurence.

Remember a lower carb organic 70% dark chocolate square can be consumed daily as a nutritional food – so this doesn’t count  against you . Enjoy one of your favorite brands like Theo, Dagoba or Bissinger’s after a burger meal!

Your immune system will thank you!

In continued health,

Sally Byrd

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sally on April 26th, 2011

The hot steamy summer days are upon us now and many people are asking me what products to buy for adequate deodorant protection. This is a sensitive subject since many people are used to anti-perspirants that prevent natural sweating -forcing toxins inside the body , and contributing to disease as we age. Coupled with the aluminum compounds , chemicals and synthetic fragrances ; this can lead to a toxic cocktail of ingredients leaching into the lymph glands, your blood stream and spreading throughout your body .

I started to use Tom’s of Maine Natural Honeysuckle roll-on deodorant when I was about 17 and have been using only natural products since. Of course mom scared us to half-to- death with breast cancer & dementia claims only later to find out that these were indeed true . Good thing we always listened to mom !

My favorite deodorant is the Kiss my Face , fragrance free or lavender , liquid rock that I have been using fairly regularly for years. Other favorites of mine are the Alvera roll-ons and the Earth Science ( Lichen Herbal ) & the Queen Helene( Mint Julep & Vit E ) and the new Kiss My Face Enzyme Active sticks . The sticks not only perform well -they are a travelers dream – as they do not fall under the scrutiny of the security checkpoints and they may be carried on board without a quart size baggie !

Weleda & Avalon Organics Sprays along with Jason’s Tea Tree oil & Tom’s of Maine roll-ons & sticks are other alternatives  but they won’t provide the longer term coverage for heavy perspiration and all day summer coverage.

The crystal solid rock deodorants , now available in sprays and roll-ons too, are very popular. There are constant debates on the alum ingredient and whether or not it penetrates the skin or not since Aluminum is a positively charged atom and the the alum is not. The debate continues and I can’t seem to get consensus on this one.

Lavilin is another longer term deodorant , great for traveling into hot humid areas of the world, that offers longer and stronger protection without reaching for a commercial anti-perspirant .

For those people who do sweat heavily , I recommend that you start to increase the chlorophyll in your diet which acts as a natural deodorizer and will support the Thyroid, your body’s natural thermometer. Consume a green drink daily ( mentioned in my previous entry ) and increase your zinc & magnesium intake . Dr Venessa’s Liverclean product ( 6 daily for most adults ) works on the entire endocrine system and will help to keep the organs healthy( including the thyroid & adrenals) free of excess chemical waste , pollutants of all types: water, food , smoke , mold , chemical residue from cosmetic waste material and even emotional stress and stone formation. .

Replacing your electrolyte loss will also help insure balance in the overall endocrine system and contribute to a better smelling body . Instead of reaching for Gatorade ( full of artificial colors and sugars) use the Trace Minerals drops and /or Cell Food in your water, herbal teas or juices. The Alacer Emergen-C will work too, but it does contain corn fructose as a sweetener & may not agree with blood type O & B . They do make an unsweetened version , although it is very tart .

Remember to eat more potassium -rich vegetables( celery sticks!) and berries .Since they are in season and prices are down -buy extra and freeze them for your smoothies.

Drink a higher Ph spring water like Iceland Springs, Evamor, Eden , Perfect water ,Crystal Geyser or Figi -one half your body weight in ounces…….and of course your green ,red & white teas.

For a natural aromatic enhancer for your sweet smelling summer body , try using the variety of essential oils mixed with your favorite body lotion instead of a ynthetic perfume or colone . Works great and no toxins. I love sandlewood , geranium ( also a natural bug repellent ) lemon verbena and lavender for the summer.

So continue to stay active this summer with natural personal care products and supplementation. It will make a difference !

Remember that sweating is natural and great for your skin and the aging process…just do it right !

Sally Byrd

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sally on April 26th, 2011

Hola!

Working with Dr. Venessa and Jerry, his son this past month , has been challenging and rewarding already . Many of you have asked me for my opinions and health secrets and I will be able to communicate to everyone through this blog. Please feel free to ask me questions and share your successes .

The name of this blog was inspired by my friend Dee Pell in Charlotte , NC whose entire family and network of friends thought my last name was “says” . I used to do massage and reflexology on her hair clients and friends and was one of her nutritional resources when I lived in Charlotte from 1994-1998 . We even started on the blood type diet together in 1997…….Thank you DEE. I miss you !

New label designs are in production and the Doc and I are updating the current formulations. Working with his gentle uplifting energy , positive attitude and his sheer genius of a mind, has been motivating and satisfying . Since I have been a friend of family for 7+ years , I feel at home.

The  Collagen product for which I have been taking since June 2006 has been amazing. I have lost almost a full pant size and I sleep at least 6 hours a night -no small feat for a women who is in the throngs of peri-menopause. As for aging gracefully and overall skin health , this is the answer. We are losing collagen daily as we age and this product will work on all tired and thinning body tissue to firm it up and repair damage. How many of you are approaching 40? You have already lost 15-20% of the collagen in your skin.

With the added Vitamin C , amino acids – Lysine, Glycine and Proline in therapeutic doses- even insulin levels can be balanced, another cause of aging skin. In addition to twice a day collagen supplementation on an empty stomach , I increased my L-Glutamine intake to 5 grams and MSM (Opti raw material ) to 8 grams daily to add extra firming support . The results are positive but this process takes time.

Remember to also drink plenty of pure , non-flouridated & chlorinated water .The ideal ration is 1/2 of your body weight in oz per day . This would equate to a 140 lb individual would need 70 oz…..With every serving of collagen you need to consume at least 8 oz of water so this will add to your daily goal and optimum skin hydration.

Results come quickly when you load up your body with 2 servings daily for the first 6-8 weeks…….let me know your results.

Sally Byrd

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