27 October 2006

Walmart Cuts Prices On Prescription Drugs...

"There is but one power which heals -- that is God. The state or condition through which healing takes place is the condition of the heart. By some this state is reached through pills, powders and physicians. By others through hygiene, fasting and prayer. By others through direct perception. All that we see around us is the work of mind. It is mind in the herb and in the mineral that acts on the human body, and changes its conditions." -- Abdu'l-Baha

Rare to have such good news in the health area, but it appears Walmart has taken the lead to reduce drug costs.

Read their press release here.

13 October 2006

Study Finds Your Everyday Black Tea Aids in Stress Reduction

"We should all visit the sick. When they are in sorrow and suffering, it is a real help and benefit to have a friend come. Happiness is a great healer to those who are ill. In the East it is the custom to call upon the patient often and meet him individually. The people in the East show the utmost kindness and compassion to the sick and suffering. This has greater effect than the remedy itself. You must always have this thought of love and affection when you visit the ailing and afflicted.." -- Abdu'l-Baha

Who Knew Black Tea Reduces Stress Levels?

As the weather has been turning colder, I recently started drinking regular black tea. Having lived in Ghana for about 15 months, I had learned how to drink the stuff hot. Of course being a South Carolina native, what we usually do with black tea is drink it ice cold. And if I couldn't have the stuff ice cold, then I would rather have hot herbal tea.

But since Ghana, drinking hot black tea was not unthinkable. And like the Brits, I add a little milk to mine. I also add a little honey--ok, a lot of honey, and ah...I'm in heaven. The stuff tastes good.

So imagine my delight to find out that this old fashioned black tea has medicinal properties as well.

Move over Green Tea....I'm coming through. Actually I still drink Green Tea, especially when I feel a little cold coming on or when my immune system doesn't seem to be doing its job at peak performance. The antioxidants are really real in that green tea mixture and if the truth be known, I can actually detect the sense of well-being this little herb gives you.

But just thought you'd like to know about that black tea study. Also, if you are addicted to sugar--like I am sure I am--you may want to try to cut back on the amount that you use in your tea. After all, there is no need experiencing reduced stress at the risk of increased diabetes and all the other opportunistic diseases that results from an overworked and under-appreciated pancreas.

Here's to your continued good health...

04 October 2006

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is here...

"Now, if thou wishest to know the true remedy which will heal man from all sickness and will give him the health of the divine kingdom, know that it is the precepts and teachings of God. Focus thine attention upon them."

If it's October, then Breast Cancer Awareness Month is upon us.

Here's a link to a diagram showing you how to do a five step breast self examination.

And, remember, it is important that when you do your monthly self examination that you tell yourself that you are "checking for healthy breast tissue", not for cancer.

Thoughts are things, and the thought you have about what you are checking for could influence the outcome.

October is also a good month to schedule a mammogram if you haven't had one in a year and you are a middle aged woman or older.