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Comment by Darcy Neibaur on January 27, 2010 at 10:10pm
Always remember life is short enjoy it every day and
Thank GOD for each day !

Amazing Cucumber (This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago
as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and
fanciful ways to solve common problems.)

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day. Just one cucumber
contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid,
Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a
cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can
provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a
cucumber slice
along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small
pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in
the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans
but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to
the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for
a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your
skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of

Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices
before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain
enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the
body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers
have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and
explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't
have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the
shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks
great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub
it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

10. Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?
Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the
chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water
and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has
been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take
a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue
for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phyto chemicals will kill the
bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12. Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?
Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only
will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but is won't leave
streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and
slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and
markers that the kids have used to decorate the wal
Comment by noreen zakrajsek on January 26, 2010 at 6:23pm
THanks Rick. I actually have been using 1 celery stalk,1-2 apples,spinach or lettuce leafand at times grapefruit too. would you suggest more than 1 celery stalk?
i drink either mid morning or later afternoon. I wonder about the spinach,right now I only have baby leafs,which some don't seemed to be getting juiced. Do you use the larger type? I am thinking they will be better than baby ones. I also tried today 2 larger carrotsinstead of baby carrots. i like this better too.
Comment by noreen zakrajsek on January 26, 2010 at 10:51am
I'm in my second week of juicing. Loving it,(all but the clean up work)
Has anyone used brocolli? what did you think of the taste? I am anmic so I am thinking of adding brocoli to add iron. My thought is as long as I add an apple and or carrot the taste will be sweet....
Comment by Mike Hinkle on January 25, 2010 at 3:27pm
Great reference links there, Rick!
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on January 8, 2010 at 8:15pm
When embarking on a natural weight loss program, these five diet tips are fundamental for achieving success.

1. Eat breakfast every day, even if not hungry.
The National Weight Control Registry, which tracks more than 5,000 people who have lost at least 30 pounds and kept the weight off for at least a year, shows that most people who experience natural weight loss make the time to fuel their body up every morning. Diet tips regarding breakfast are plentiful because this is something that works. Studies indicate that people who eat breakfast are less likely to overeat later in the day. Natural weight loss occurs as the body adjusts to more calories in the morning and fewer calories afterward; therefore, making time for breakfast is one diet tip that is fundamental to success.

2. Start with soup, salad or fruit.
These foods are essential for natural weight loss because they are filled with water and fiber. A study from Pennsylvania State University found that people who used two 10.5-ounce servings of broth-based soup each day for a year lost 50 percent more weight than those who consumed the same number of calories from healthy snacks. There is no end to the number of diet tips regarding the importance of fiber for natural weight loss. Rachel Brandeis, R.D., of Atlanta, Georgia, says eating 3 cups of green salad with fat-free dressing cut the number of calories people consumed at a meal by 12 percent.

3. Skip all soda.
This is one diet tip not to ignore when trying to achieve natural weight loss. Soda raises the risk of becoming overweight and contains zero nutrients. One can of

soda has nearly the same calories as a chocolate bar. Many diet tips also point out that diet soda is not a good option for natural weight loss, either. According to studies from the University of Texas, Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, diet soda raises the risk of being overweight by as much as 37 percent.

4. Eat meals without distractions.
Some diet tips are good for the mind and for natural weight loss. By turning off the TV and ignoring phone calls and text messages while eating, the focus is only on the food and the way it is being eaten. By taking a moment to notice the flavors and textures of the food, it’s easier to change how much is consumed. When distracted, mindless consumption takes place, but when individuals seriously think about these diet tips and how eat, then their thoughts about food begin to change. When people change the way they eat, they change how much they eat—resulting in natural weight loss.

5. Keep unhealthy foods out of sight.
Keeping unhealthy foods out of sight will keep them out of mind as well. “Cravings are often fleeting, and if you have to leave the house to go get ice cream, you’ll be less likely to do it,” says Roberta Anding, R.D., of Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. By taking these diet tips seriously and eliminating unhealthy foods from the house, the foundation for natural weight loss is solid.

Cliff Smith offers more free diet tips and nutrition tips at See his natural weight loss plan and request an informative catalog. Discover concentrated health drinks and natural foods that people use for weight loss and more.

Comment by Jodi Rogers Paulk on January 8, 2010 at 8:07pm
Thanks for the article
Comment by noreen zakrajsek on January 8, 2010 at 6:15pm
Wow! Thank you Daecy for all the interesting info ,I have heard of God Pharmacy before. I will look into it. Thank you.
All healthy foods listed ,no doubt, they are good!
You must also be a good typist.
Thanks again.
Comment by Darcy Neibaur on January 8, 2010 at 12:55pm
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A sliced Carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye.. and YES, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Avocadoes, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of n nutrition in each one of these foods (mo dern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries
Oranges, Grapefruits, and other Citrus fruits look just l ike the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.
Comment by Jean Marie Sefcovic on January 7, 2010 at 8:48pm
Melissa, I'm currently enrolled at Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2nd month of 10. They have the option of distance learning or attending 1 long weekend/month. I'm with the DL, it's great. I was just in CR for 50 days and brought my uploaded Ipod and learned a ton.
Comment by Jean Marie Sefcovic on January 7, 2010 at 8:45pm
would like to join

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