ALEX ‘EARTHIE MAMA’ DU TOIS: How to Make a Detox Bath”

Our bodies are subject to many harsh chemicals in the air we breathe, the food we eat and the body care products some of us lather on our skin. If the toxins remain in the body it is possible for our organs to become increasingly toxic leading to all kinds of possible illness. It is possible to recognize when your body might be needing to detox. If you are feeling sluggish, bloated, achy in the joints, having brain fog or just need to relax, a Detox Bath might be just what you need!

These are the ingredients I use in my Detox Bath

(I use about 1/4 cup of each one and add 20-40 drops of Lavender Essential Oil)

Magnesium Flakes ~ Adding Magnesium Flakes to your body, provides magnesium through the skin. Magnesium is necessary for heart function, bone density, muscle cramping, sound sleep, many metabolic reactions in the body, and much more. Many people are deficient in Magnesium and this is a great way to get Magnesium in the body and relax at the same time.

Bentonite Clay ~ Bentonite clays helps in the detoxification process stimulating the lymphatic system to deeply cleanse by pulling toxins out through the skin.

Baking Soda ~ Baking Soda helps to drain the lymphatic system of toxins. Baking Soda not only helps soothe skin rashes, it helps to restore the acid/alkaline balance in the body. Baking Soda has also been known to counter the effects of radiation.

Epsom Salts ~ Epsom Salts is used as a method for detoxification. The magnesium sulfate that is in the salts help to detoxify with medicinal and cleansing actions like if you were soaking in a sulfur hot spring. Epsom Salts helps relax muscles while pulling toxins out.

Essential Oils ~ You can use any of your favorite essential oils. I love to use Lavender Oil. If I don’t have oils I will break off a branch and some flowers and put it straight in the bath. Lavender is great for soothing the skin and helping with scrapes, cuts, bruises and skin irritations. It is also great for relaxing and unwinding after a long day right before bedtime.

* You can also add Apple Cider Vinegar as it balances the body back into an alkaline state. It soothes and softens the skin too. Himalayan Pink Salts helps rid the body of toxins as well as helps with skin problems, joint pains, insect bites, poison oak/ivy irritations and much more.

Relax and Detox while you take a quiet moment for yourself and your overall wellness.

Please feel free to write me with questions or comments!

I love hearing from you!

In gratitude and service,

~ Alex

 

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Owning A Cat — Proven To Be Good For Your Health”

The cat is a furry, cute, fun, as well as an independent animal to watch. Also, there are some benefits proven by science which say that owning a cat will be good for the person’s overall health and well-being.

These are some of the benefits you can gain if you are a cat owner:

Lowered risks of heart diseases.

The risks of heart diseases will be lowered as there will also be lower stress levels. Some studies proved that being a cat owner will lower your risk of different heart disease problems, which include stroke.

According to one such study, a person that owns a cat has 30% fewer chances to die from stroke or heart attack than those that don’t own. Even though there is still the question if that is because of the cat or because often calmer individuals are the ones that love to own a cat.

Purring has a therapeutic healing ability on the human muscles or bones.

Despite the fact that purring is considered as one of the best and most comforting sounds in the whole world, it was also connected with some therapeutic ability of healing on the human muscles and bones for a long time.

According to some studies, the frequencies in 18 and 35HZ range actually have some positive effects on the joint mobility at a time after some injury. The purr of a cat also creates some positive vibrations at frequencies of 20 to 140HZ, hence placing the noise within the area of healing.

People will have a better sleep in the presence of a cat.

According to a few studies, people will have quite improved sleep in the presence of a cat, instead of another human companion. And not just that, but they prefer that. Such findings have been confirmed by the Mayo Clinic Center for Sleep Medicine.

According to it, about 41% of the people claimed that they had a better sleep as a result of the pet they own, and just 20% of them said that it often leads to some disturbances.

When a man owns a cat, a woman will feel more attracted to him.

According to certain researches which were conducted by Dr. June McNicholas, who is also a lead pet researcher, when a man owns a cat, a woman will feel more attracted to him.

A huge 90% of those women that are single perceived men owning cats or some other pets nicer, as well as more caring, instead of the ones that don’t own any.

Triggering the release of some calming chemicals.

When a person has a cat in his or her presence, it is going to activate the releasing of some calming or relaxing chemicals in their body, which will lower anxiety and stress levels. So, petting is considered to have to relax and also calming effects.

A lesser likelihood of allergies in children below one year.

The National Institutes of Health has released one study in 2002 which has discovered that those kids that are under the age of one, and who were also exposed to cats, have a lesser likelihood of developing different types of allergies.

This exposure to pet early in their life will protect them against not just allergies to pets, but a lot of other kinds of frequent allergies like the ones to mites, dust, grass or ragweed.

Watching cat videos will make you happy.

The simple act of watching cat videos will make you feel more satisfied and happier. One study which included more than 7,000 participants, conducted by the Indiana University Bloomington, has discovered that simply watching videos of cats is going to boost the energy, as well as positive feelings and emotions of viewers, while also decreasing the negative ones.

When a person owns a cat, it is excellent for the entire environment.

If you own a cat, it means that it is quite better for your environment. One study from 2008 has discovered that all the resources which are needed to feed one dog during his lifetime will create similar eco-footprint just like those of a Land Cruiser.

On the other hand, cats eat less, so they have such the approximate carbon footprint of a smaller hatchback.

Helping people to cope with some loss.

When a person owns a cat, it is going to help him or her cope better with some loss, as well as recover for a short time from it. They are like some type of social support at hard times.

A person can simply talk to eat more easily than with someone else, and tell his or her cat everything as it will never respond or even judge him as humans do.

Those that own cats are smart individuals.

Most often, those that own cats are smart individuals. In fact, it is not actually the cat which makes them smarter, but it is because those people work for longer periods of time, and as cats do not require a lot of attention as dogs do, they are an excellent choice for busy people.

Fulfilling the need of a companion.

Cats will simply fulfill the person’s need of companionship, as one Austrian research from 2003 discovered. According to it, owning a pet, often cats, in your home is actually an emotional equivalent to an emotional partner.

Cats save lives.

Cats are also well-known for saving lives. So, having an animal which can actually save your life in a certain situation may come in handy.

 

Photo by Ascension Avatar

“Oliver”

Photographed November 7, 2018

 

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “If Your Body Is Showing These Warning Signs, You Might Be Retaining Negative Energy”

Negative energy is everywhere around us, such as in people, nursing homes, cars, buildings, airports, . Sensitive people will feel it more.

10 Warning Signs Your Body Is Retaining Negative Energy:

 

Headaches.

A lot of us get dull headaches when we are confronted with some negative energy. The reasons and causes of headaches may be various, but when we are not able to explain it or deal with something weighing on us, negative energies can probably be the cause.

Tension and restlessness.

Negative energies in our bodies manifest as tension. Our mind is full of negative thoughts, so we feel angry and sad. We also feel restless. However, if we take proper care of ourselves, it may help us a lot in getting rid of negativities and move ourselves in positive directions.

Stomach pain.

This is another probable sign that negative energy is present in our body or also our environment. Stomach aches are a milder sign of dealing with negativity. We can feel stressed about a particular situation or hold tension in our belly. Stomach aches can tell us a lot more than only telling us we have caught some stomach virus or the food we have eaten was terrible.

Feeling physically recoiled.

A lot of us may sometimes feel physically recoiled from some negative energy. In fact, this experience or symptom is the one which we will notice when we confront with negative energies in someone else, or another thing and place.

Adrenal fatigue.

Our adrenal glands are helping us respond to anxiety and stress; however, dealing with great amounts of negative energies in our body and our environment, the adrenal glands may get overtaxed. When we are tired, unable to sleep or to stay asleep, overwhelmed, achy and frazzled, we may pay closer attention as all these are signs of dealing with so-called adrenal fatigue.

Difficulties in breathing.

This may be a sign that something is not good when it comes to the energy in our body. We hold grief in our lungs, so when we feel grief, the emotion stays hold in our lungs. This means that when there is grief in our lungs, we may have a hard time to breathe as we are overwhelmed by the emotion.

Chronic pain.

Negativities can even manifest themselves in the form of chronic pain. So, negative energy can cause constriction and tension in our muscles. The constant stress will take its toll on our body, leading to physical pain and fatigue.

Depression symptoms.

Depression can be another condition negative energies manifest themselves in. Depression can make it hard for us to feel more positive as to how this condition works. It is not a surprise that depression is able to cause negative energies to enter our body, which is quite profoundly embedded in our daily experiences.

Feeling a little bit ‘off.’

When we feel that we are ‘off,’ we might have to think crucially and self-reflect about what happens in our life or what the cause of feeling that way is. While we look to fix huge problems, we miss the small problems that are building over time, every day. Negative energies can affect our health and bump into our relationships.

Dealing with exhaustion or confusion.

This is another physical sign that we deal with negative or also called vampire energy. When we talk with other people, they may make us feel upset, tired, confused, sick, nauseous, or everything else which is negative. That’s why we have to clear negative energies and keep going.

 

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ANDY WHITELEY: “10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Your Cat”

As we grow to adulthood, we humans learn to override many of our natural tendencies. We “socialize” our children, and teach them to “behave” and resist many of their natural impulses. By the time we’re adults most of us are so disconnected from nature, and from our own nature, that we accept “adult” roles and responsibilities that pay the bills but stifle us, rub us the wrong way and even cause harm to each other and our environment.

Somewhere along the line, we lose touch with the simple wisdom of our natural instincts.

Needless to say, there are many spiritual lessons we can learn from observing nature. Just under the surface, our animal instincts are still there, just waiting to be tapped into, and reactivated, and honored — and what better role models than the animals we love and share our lives and homes with?

Here are 10 life lessons you can learn from your cat:

 

1. Keep a curious spirit and approach uncertainty with a positive attitude.

2. Physical touch is natural, and vital for our well-being.

3. Get plenty of rest, and spend time soaking up the sun.

4. Show gratitude. All it takes is a purr, or a squinty smile.

5. Stretch regularly. It’s good for body and soul.

6. Live in the moment. There is only now.

7. Play. Play. Play. Play. Play!

8. A happy life is a simple life. All we really need is love, a full belly, and a quiet place to rest.

9. Let the inner wisdom of instinct and intuition guide you. If it doesn’t feel good, walk away.

10. Be fearless. Live like you’re on your ninth life.

 

~Dedicated to Gracie the cat, whose simple, loving approach to life inspired this article.

 

Artwork by Ascension Avatar 

“Foozie” (1976)

 

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CONSCIOUS REMINDER: “Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels And Never Feel Sad, Stressed Or Depressed Again”

Did you know that we have chemicals in our brain that make us feel good? One of the most important is dopamine — also known as the ‘feel good chemical’.

Having reduced levels of dopamine can lead to adverse effects like depression and negativity.

But don’t worry, there are natural ways to increase your dopamine so you can experience a more constant level of happiness. Best of all, the following techniques don’t involve medications.

1. Exercise.

Exercise can boost your levels of endorphins, serotonin and dopamine, which will not only strengthen your muscles, but will help reduce your stress. The best bit? It works with any kind of exercise – just as long as you get moving!

2. Avoid addictions.

While addictions may provide an instant boost of pleasure, it isn’t long-lasting. What eventually happens is that your base levels of dopamine will actually decrease and you will need your addiction more often. Therefore, it can beneficial to avoid addictions and focus on things that give you calm and peace.

3. Detoxify.

Toxins and unhealthy bacteria can halt your body producing dopamine, so make sure to consistently detoxify your body.

4. Increase Tyrosine.

This amino acid is one of the most important for the production of dopamine. Make sure to consume almonds, bananas, dark chocolate and green tea.

5. Listen to music.

Music actually increases your feel good chemicals, so make sure to regularly listen to music you enjoy.

6. Organize your life.

When you complete a goal, dopamine levels are increased. Therefore, write down your tasks, even small ones, and tick them off once you complete them. Every time you finish a task, you’ll experience a small rush of dopamine for completing your goal.

7. Be creative.

Being creative releases dopamine. The great thing is creativity can be found in a whole range of tasks from writng to singing to dancing.

8. Get a streak going.

This is a visual display of the number of times you achieve something. Again, by displaying things you achieve, your brain will recognize that you’re completing goals which will increase dopamine.

9. Supplement.

These are the supplements that can boost dopamine levels:

  • Curcumin — found in turmeric
  • Ginkgo Biloba
  • Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
  • L-Theanine  — found in green tea


10. Meditate.

This works differently compared to exercise.

It will make you more calm and relaxed, which will enable you to reduce stress.

 

~via ConsciousReminder.com