My Primal Life Organics journey continues

Self Care, Anti-aging (or “sage-ing”) with Primal Life Organics

I have added some new products by Primal Life Organics to my self care and anti-aging or “sage-ing” routine. 🌅💦🌱

I don’t wear makeup (haven’t for about 10 years anyway), but I thought I’d try Primal Life Organics face foundation makeup for whenever we get the opportunity to perform our music out “LIVE” again.

Primal Life Organics natural foundation makeup

I love that these come in sample sizes, as that is all I will use in a couple years! Ha! And they allow you to add as much or little as you need to achieve the coverage you want, wet or dry!

You can also mix and blend these colors to get the perfect color for you! Sure to compliment your skin tone, and so easy!

Primal Life Organics foundation in light, medium. and dark colors

I also really love Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant! I actually only have to apply it every other day or so! (Quite inexpensive in my particular case.)

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

See what a fan I am of natural products? Haha! In the next pic, I show the near powder consistency of this deodorant and that it makes it easy to apply!

I’m always using natural products to help my body detox and restore balance (as just living in today’s world is toxic on many levels)! 😉

Primal Life Organics Stick Up™ Natural Deodorant

It’s so easy to apply, and when massaged in, gives you a bit extra self care to your underarm lymph nodes! (As you know, our lymph nodes and entire lymphatic system will enjoy and use all the help we can give it!) ❤️

This is what I call a double duty natural remedy—when you get double (or more) benefits from one product!

Primal Life Organics’ Stick Up™ natural deodorant

My weight loss journey continues with the assistance of Primal Life Organics’ weight loss system, Weight Loss Naturally Supplement. (As shown from their email to me below):

You can order Primal Life Organics weight loss system here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/products/weight-loss-naturally-supplement?_pos=1&_sid=d4e0c3155&_ss=r

No more need to use water to wash your hair when traveling or incapacitated.

Love my naturally curly hair with this aWEsOMe product

Salty hair texturizer from Primal Life Organics

My naturally curly hair stays in bouncy style with this texturizing spray by Primal Life Organics on wet hair.

Like I stated in a previous blog article, living Off Grid, I’ve made a lot of adjustments and sacrifices, like not having hot water! So, when I wash my hair (once a week), I don’t want to use much on it to maintain bouncy curls. Primal Life Organics has hit a home run with this product though! I love it! My curls are defined, and look fantastic, even the next day (after sleeping), and for several days! Game changer for me! And it’s EASY!

Primal Life Organics Salty hair texturizer can be found here: https://www.primallifeorganics.com/collections/hiar-products/products/salty-hair-texturizing-spray

Me with my Salty hair and wearing my Everything Resolves to Gratitude t-shirt (wink!)

Gratitude design for t-shirts, mugs, stickers, etc here:
https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/7100940-everything-resolves-to-gratitude?store_id=183016

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida #naturalremedies #takeyourhealthintoyourhands #empoweryourself #alternativehealth #getyourhealthback #dentalalternatives

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, available on Amazon.

Plus, my updated health book (that took 13 years to research, test, and write), Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Crystal love!

I love crystals!

I can’t believe I haven’t written an article about crystals, until now! I have been collecting articles about crystals for awhile, and have books also, such as:

Crystal Bible

Crystal Bible 2

Crystal Bible 3

Not that these are the only books about crystals that I have, but they are the best for me to have in paperback form, as a full-time RVer (which, means we live in an RV = little space). In fact, I only order ebooks now. I have more than enough paper books—more than I could read in the rest of my life!

From the ground

I’ve had a thought for years that my wealth is “in the ground.”

Ever since my hubby and I watched a show on TV about this place where ine can dif in the dirt for diamonds, rubies, and such, I have wanted to go to Crater of Diamonds state park in Arkansas.

Would you like to go dig in the dirt with me? Please comment and share your crystal digging experiences! 💎

Difference and Ego

I love crystals and what they have to teach us about Ego; each are imbued with different gifts from the earth, yet one is not superior than another. Each type of crystal offers different aspects of beauty, brilliance, and energy.

To quote a beautiful like-minded friend,

At a higher vibration than arrogance (which only masks low self esteem), true Humility opens one up into a compassionate community supporting healthy self esteem, valuing each equally, enjoying ALL as we are all a part of each other, coming from the same creator source in Love.

Beverly McCaw

Healing mind and body

As I wrote previously (here in the comments, and here), I’m integrating crystals (minerals) more and more into my daily life. In particular, I’m using crystals to help ease negative energy out of my body when I feel anxious watching certain emotional movies or shows.

And the last time I went to the dentist (oral surgeon) to have a broken root canal tooth removed), I held a rose quartz pocket crystal to help me through the experience—and it did)!

Pocket rose quartz heart crystal

Energy follows thoughts and intentions. Thus, I allow my excess emotional charge to drain into whatever crystal I am holding. I also partner with rounded and pointed crystals to work on my acupressure points at the same time! Win-win! ❤️🌀💎

Crystal shapes best for acupressure work

Crystal Mantra

I love looking at crystals because like people’s opinions, every crystal is multifaceted.

Whenever I feel rattled, I say to myself, “I am multifaceted. No one can see ALL of my facets at any one given time. Turn, turn, turn.”

My intention is that I hope my words bring you ease, joy, and peace. OM ❤️🦋🌀🙏

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. Launching a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I would love to speak at your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural fair or festival. I support healthy lifestyle businesses. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

USA based Wellness Shopping Club

USA based Wellness Shopping Club

Did you know there is a Wellness Shopping Club that offers over 400 non-toxic products that are made in the USA and cost less than their grocery store equivalents (even when you factor in the cost of shipping them direct to your home)?

From essential oils to food items and supplements

Side effects from using bleach

28% increase in asthma attacks from cleaning with bleach!

Now, I knew I was allergic to bleach, but I didn’t know why. And for years, my dad used to say he thought I had asthma because my mom kept our house “too clean.”

WOW!

Non-Toxic Cleaning and Body Care Products

No bleach, no ammonia, no phosphates!

What’s more is that Melaleuca’s products go beyond removing the above three chemicals (bleach, ammonia, and phosphates, and also remove abrasives, phthalates, triclosan, parabens, formaldehyde, and quaternary disinfectants (that are typically reserved for industrial and professional uses).

List of chemical ingredients Melaleuca does NOT use in their products.

So, I am really happy that Melaleuca offers cleaning products such as this botanical disinfectant:

Sol-U-Guard

Go Green

I love that Melaleuca’s products save space in our landfills and ship lighter, because many are concentrated. Obviously, because the products are non-toxic, they don’t destroy the environment.

We live a simple life. We’re living in a 10 year old RV, off-grid, with very few conveniences. We chose this life to feel closer to nature, and using natural, non-toxic products in our RV and on our bodies feels good to us. The smaller packaging of the Melaleuca items work in our small space. And the multiple ways we can use the cleaning products mean we don’t have to buy a lot of different items.

Melaleuca is a Green company.

FDA Approved

Melaleuca is a licensed pharmaceutical manufacturer. Their acetaminophen, Claritin equivalent, ibuprofen, and other over-the-counter (OTC) items are FDA approved.

Made in the USA

I love supporting folks in other countries, and I just had an online jewelry party for a company that’s Fair Trade, Threads, and bought artisan made items from India, Ecuador, and Uganda. But, I also love supporting American companies, especially ones who focus on their employees and customers by providing safe and helping products for a good value.

How about you?

UPDATE: I gave it a try for 5 months, got all my discounts and saved over $100, plus I stocked up on some of the products I loved, but I am no longer affiliated with Melaleuca.

Learn to earn program for new customers.

❤️🦋🌀🙏 Love Transforms. Energy Connects.

As always, I’m your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Spirit-Soul-Mind-Body guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being. I’ll be offering a new holistic health & wellness coaching program soon!

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

#holistichealth #HolisticHealthInFlorida

A bit about me

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Natural fiber clothing review: Synergy Organic Clothing is sexy and chic!

Natural fiber clothing review of Synergy Organic Clothing

Wow! What a fantastic organic clothing line! Synergy Organic Clothing is aWEsOMe, sexy, chic, and sizzling hot! I felt like a million bucks while wearing a Synergy dress and walking down the red carpet, during the launch of my first co-authored book. Confident to the max!

Wears like a breeze

I have purchased several Synergy Organic Clothing ladies tops, dresses, and other items for myself to replace some non-organic and other non-natural fiber items in my wardrobe. And I love how the Synergy clothing wears.

Synergy tissue light weight shirts are Cruise perfect!
Hamsa design.
Here’s a bit more of the design, close up.
Moon phase Synergy tissue weight is perfect as a cover top.
Better view of the moon phase design.
Synergy T-shirt. Love the longer length of the short shirt sleeves.
These Synergy Organic tops packed so well, I took several with me when we went to Ireland, England, and Scotland in June-July 2019, and even to layer when we went back to Ireland in December 2019!

Here’s how my review stacks up:

  • Yes two thumbs way up – Synergy Organic Clothing is so wonderfully comfortable and soft, it FEELS great!
  • Yes two thumbs way up – Synergy Organic Clothing collections are versatile, SEXY, and sizzling hot! (I heard nothing but rave reviews of this dress on book launch night!)
  • Yes two thumbs way up – Synergy Organic Clothing styles are perfect for living the yoga lifestyle – or even if you’re just into healthy natural fiber comfortable clothing!
  • Yes thumbs up – Synergy Organic Clothing is now available in more stores and of course ONLINE so it’s now getting easier to find and buy!
  • Yes – the Synergy Organic Clothing company is becoming a LEADER in ladies organic cotton, yoga, and health mindset clothing!
  • Yes – the team at Synergy Organic Clothing company is SUPER helpful and FUN to work with!

Sizing

I reached out to Synergy Organic Clothing about writing some blog posts of their fantastic clothes but told them that the French Terry Isis dress I had ordered (size: XL) was too small and that I had planned to wear it to my book launch for Transform Your Life! Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice. The kind folks at Synergy Organic Clothing offered me options, one being that I could choose another dress from one of their other lines that may fit better for my blog review – they assured me that they wanted me to FEEL confident at my book launch – and I did!

To make things a bit easier for them (knowing I may not get my first pick) I selected two styles and mentioned two colors, thinking that if they only had an XXL or such of one of those styles, it would be easier for them to send me one and I was ecstatic to receive one! But the sweet and gracious team over at Synergy Organic Clothing didn’t send me one dress, they sent TWO! One of each style and color! And to ensure that at least one of the dresses fit they sent a size larger and indeed, after I’d attempted to lose weight for three weeks to fit into the first dress I bought (they didn’t know that), the larger size was no problem at all! Both dresses are super cute and fit loose!

The French Terry Isis dress is made from a bit heavier material, so the XL size of that dress fit me more like a ladies size 8-10 dress would fit from a big box store. Just something to know when you’re ordering, you may want to buy a size larger than you normally would, if you’re choosing from the Fall collection.

I am enjoying wearing many other pieces in my existing wardrobe due to losing about ten pounds, and also, I’ve ordered more tops and items from Synergy Organic Clothing due to their kindness and also because I love the look and feel of these clothes! I also love the soft feel of the cashmere poncho and scarf!

Some of their clothing comes in different fabric with a little more stretch and that’s what they sent me. I did order now from one of their previous collections (and they’re on sale) where their sizing goes through XXL. The Summer Plus line is also great if you’re a size 14 or 16 and would like extra wiggle room in your clothes. The Melissa Tie in charcoal is the dress I am wearing in the photos. It was super comfortable, soft, yet chic, and loose fitting. The flow of this dress was fantastic. XXL would have worked but this was a plus size. The Piper Dress in aqua (check it out on their website) in XXL will fit you well (and loose) if you wear a ladies size 12 in other dresses.

Be sure and check out their Plus size line for yourself or anyone on your gift list!

Improving lives

I love the story of how the Synergy Organic Clothing items are made and how many women’s lives are improved by making these clothes.

Synergy Organic Clothing company makes their clothing using Certified Organic Cotton and other eco-friendly fibers. Organic cotton and eco-friendly fibers greatly and directly help our environment by reducing pesticides, lessening damage to fresh water resources, and cutting down the health risks for global farming communities.

We know about 1/5th (17-20%) of industrial water pollution comes from textile dyeing and treatment. Synergy uses low impact dyes and plays down finishes, which decreases water pollution before, during, and after garment production.

Where to buy

You can browse and order Synergy Organic Clothing at: https://synergyclothing.com

Check Synergy Organic Clothing company out on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/synergyorganicclothing/

Why natural fiber?

Why natural fiber clothing? I am a firm believer in possible health benefits we can achieve by wearing organic fiber (and natural dye) clothing. Great things come to those willing to do the right thing.

Aside from the soft and comfy feel of the garments you only have to go as far as the natural skincare aisle at Whole Foods, or other health food stores to see that people are becoming more aware that what they put on their skin matters. Healthy clothing – yes it exists when manufacturers choose natural fibers! I continue to read about the many health benefits we can achieve by wearing organic fiber (and natural dye) clothing. Wearing organic natural fiber clothing is a must if you live in hot and humid climates or sweat a lot- think about the entertainer Liberace and the ill he suffered once from the dry cleaning solution people had been using to clean his performance attire! When the pores of our skin are open we are more at risk to absorb chemicals from “killer clothes”.

If you are suffering from a chronic disease you seriously need to consider wearing only natural fiber clothing to aid your body’s natural wellness abilities. Countless people with allergies do not even consider that it could be the rayon, nylon, elastic, and polyester they’re wearing that is contributing to the problem.

For a deeper explanation about why synthetic and chemical laden fiber clothing is bad for us – check out my previous article:

Got allergies? What are you wearing?

A bit about us

After 13 years, my newest book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format). Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

My award-winning artist husband and I help small business owners, movement makers, and entrepreneurs to identify the highest vibrational words to craft the content to reach their ideal clients in fun, engaging, and mindful ways, while raising our collective consciousness! Reach out to me if you need a branding boost, or a design reboot, to attract your dream clients and you back in charge of YOUR well-being.

You can view some of his artwork and listen to all of his songs on RichardMurrey.com or check out his latest 24 songs here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC53E21F-JlTW2iQmPcEIWkQ

As well, you can hire us to promote your book, band, business, or services here: https://www.facebook.com/MurreyMakers-103294764612382/

Be the best version of who you want to be and let us promote you!

As a (mind, body, spirit, and soul) holistic health researcher, I can point you to life-enhancing alternative health methods too! So, if you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it. Send me an email and keep in touch.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Do you read health books?

Do you read health books?

NEWS! I’ve finished writing my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Well, actually, I published the book nearly two years ago. But, somehow I think now is the best time for it to gain massive exposure.

I painstakingly wrote, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, to open a door to the abundance of holistic health options that most either aren’t aware of, or might have one or more mental blocks about trying.

In the book, I talk about cancer, rebuilding the immune system, improving memory and mental clarity, easing pain, and more. I present information about healing asthma and allergies, breathing better, and reversing chronic diseases.

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life focuses on all the options people have that their doctors may not tell them about (even if they know of them). The book provides 50+ questions you can use as a starting point to have a more thorough conversation with your doctor.
It’s about taking your power back, taking ownership and personal responsibility for your health. It’s about doing what you can naturally, using holistic health and wellness methods to live vibrantly.

I survived pharmaceuticals! My original design for t-shirts, mugs, and such, because it’s true!

Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life offers a thought bridge from the world of Western mainstream medicine to the varied and extensive ease and flow of the balancing Eastern healing arts. It is a gentle introduction to multiple natural paths to wholeness and mind-body wellness. Connecting us with spirit, it raises hope. With ease and grace, it soothes the soul.

If you suffer from chronic dis-ease, you may find this book offers you a path back to wholeness that can be fully embraced (by the mind, body, and spirit) and easily integrated into daily life.

My book cover: Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life!

Target audience

Adults over 18. Anyone struggling with chronic health issues, such as: asthma, allergies, back pain, cancer, immune challenges, joint pain, memory impairment, or simply experiencing low energy and vitality.

A bit about me

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available on Amazon.

I can come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

After 13 years of research and work, my health book, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is available at: https://read.barnesandnoble.com/book/take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Follow me on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Could you be allergic to what you are wearing?

Allergic to clothing?

First, have you ever considered that you might be allergic to what you are wearing?

Why do people think they can put synthetics and chemicals on their skin and not suffer some weird effect? I guess it’s because we aren’t aware that these things can penetrate the skin.

Transdermal

How is it then, we can put a patch on our body with something containing vitamins or substances to help us quit smoking and we fully expect it to pass into the body? Maybe it comes down to “how” it happens, and how small the molecules have to be before they can pass through our skin – the largest organ of the body.

NOTE: I originally published this article May 3, 2014 on Examiner.com and it was later republished without my knowledge or permission elsewhere. However, this is my original work. I’ve updated this article.

Natural skincare is taking over

Look at the natural skincare aisle at Earth Origins, Rollin’ Oats, Richard’s Foodporium, Whole Foods, or other health food stores. There are so many more natural skincare items available now. I think we’re finally waking up to that part–what lotions and creams we’re putting on our skin, but what about our clothes, or household furnishings?

If wearing fake stuff can affect our health, how about sitting, or sleeping on them?

I had been thinking of writing this article for some time, but when I saw this article, I knew I needed to put my thoughts to paper (well, internet).

Flame retardants, asthma, and synthetic materials

The state of California is moving to get cancer-causing flame retardants out of home furnishings.

So to back up a little bit. My mother was told by a chiropractor in the 1960s to put only natural fiber clothing, and shoes on me – no plastics! I had been diagnosed with asthma (around 1968) and it was this doctors understanding that in order to clear my body of illness I needed to wear natural fiber clothing (along with several other treatment offerings) this was basic to allow my body to heal naturally.

To my mom’s credit, she attempted this, making / sewing many of my garments for several years, and buying me only leather shoes. In high school I took four years of home economics classes and learned how to make my own clothes. However, with the advent of my mother needing to work outside the home, and my desire to get a job at age fifteen (perhaps also since my health had improved), along with the ease and cheap cost of manufactured clothing, slowly we started buying and wearing “anything and everything” sold in the big box stores.

I do recall also, that flame retardants were introduced on the fabrics. I am not sure we were following, at that time, why flame retardants could cause a health problem but some were banned in 1977 due to toxic effects. Now most Americans test positive for traces of flame retardants in our bodies. (See this wiki page for more information on this).

For a more broad explanation about why flame retardants and synthetics are bad for us – check out this video by Dr. Brian Clement of Hippocrates Health Institute regarding his book, Killer Clothes.

Wear organic fiber clothing

Dr. Clement states that it’s very important to buy organic cotton materials and clothing because cotton is one of the most heavily pesticide-sprayed crop!

For more than 14 years, I’ve been wearing cotton bras. I’ve also began wearing organic cotton shirts from Jiffy shirts with jeans, even under suit jackets with slacks to my professional office. I started checking the labels of my jeans and getting rid of the ones with the added stretchy material.

I believe the toxins put onto fabric is another very meaningful reason why manufacturers ask us to first wash clothing when we buy it and takeit home, BEFORE wearing. However, I have a feeling just washing is not enough to properly protect ourselves.

I am committed to buying and wearing organic cotton socks and underwear and buy these for my granddaughter and great-granddaughter from Ecoland. I have slowly changed out my wardrobe of office and casual attire to cotton clothing from Cotton Seed Casual Wear, Synergy Organic Clothing, and Oh My Gauze. They are super cute and comfortable clothes, easy-care (just wash and dry–no ironing), and they don’t shrink!

Alot of people with allergies do not even consider it could be the rayon, nylon, elastic, and polyester they’re wearing that is contributing to the problem.

I know the government passed a law about flame-retardant cloth years ago, but actually – there’s no law stating you have to wear it.

It can’t hurt to wear more natural, non-chemically treated clothing – can it? Unless you’re a fireman and need flame-retardant suits, I just can’t think of any other reason why its necessary to wear. Even so, they can wear cotton underneath all of that – so the chemically treated fiber is not laying against the skin.

Warning: Harmful chemicals

Watch out for “wrinkle free” or “no-iron” clothing because these are a warning for carcinogenic perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) such as Teflon and Petrochemical dyes.

Black clothing and dyes for leathers often contain p-Phenylenediamine (PPD), which can produce allergic reactions.

There could be flame retardants in bedding and nightwear.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and bleach that produces dioxin are used by textile manufacturers.

Question authority

For some reason many people think they need some authority (doctor or other) to tell them what to eat and drink! Bogus! Use your common sense! Look at history. People didn’t start having all the various ills people have today before processed foods, synthetic fiber, and chemicals were introduced into so much of our day-to-day lives! It just doesn’t pass the sanity test to think we can put crap into our body, wrap ourselves in synthetics and chemicals and yet experience vibrant health and longevity.

I am committed to help get the word out and show people what you put on and in your body makes a difference.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful.

A bit about me:

An Amazon bestselling author of two co-authored books: “Transform Your Life Book 2 Inspirational Stories and Expert Advice” and “Energy of Receiving”, both available now.

I am available to come to your bookstore, crystal shop, acupuncture / chiropractor office, or other holistic / natural healthy lifestyle business for books signings and lectures. For information on both of my books, visit my Amazon author’s page — Click here.

If you’ve beat a chronic health challenge by alternative, integrative, or other natural remedy I’d love to hear about it.

I am interested in participating in any raw and living food’s festivals in Florida – if you would like to reach out to me to help you get that going!

Send me an email and keep in touch.

To learn more about me Click Here –>> Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, vibrant, and beautiful.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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List of really yummy protein powder drinks you can mix easily with water

Protein drinks will provide you with energy, enable you to fast (especially if you’re just beginning to fast), and perhaps even add to your longevity! When I fast I drink two to four servings of protein powder mixed with water throughout my day — typically two servings for breakfast, one for lunch, and one for dinner. It depends upon if I am eating raw fresh veggies for my lunch or not.

Protein powders are a special food. When we eat protein (such as meat) the body breaks it down into amino acids. Then the body assembles the amino acids back together to build our human muscle and most of our physical attributes.

Protein powders are often made of egg, whey, and soy and these often contain the full spectrum of essential amino acids. The term “essential” is used here to describe the metabolic processes that occur within the body from our consumption of food. Egg, whey, and soy score high on the PDCAAS (Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score), with a top ranking score of 1.0.

Obviously, persons allergic to eggs or chicken should avoid the egg based protein powders. I avoid whey because I do not know what it is about dairy that that brings my body down a bit, whether it’s the casein or the whey, or something else. Since it’s an unknown, I avoid it. And it doesn’t bother me to avoid whey because there are a myriad of new protein powders on the market made from other things. NOTE: I did begin my research into various protein powders by using NuLean first–it is whey based.

I avoid soy based protein powders because of the high amount of GMO soy in the marketplace, and I have issues regarding the whole “soy protein isolate” issue. And while I realize the protein powder manufacturers should be using non GMO soy, I just err on the side of caution–especially since the protein powder is my only food on my fasting days (aside from raw veggies).

The kinds of ingredients I look for in a protein powder are:

  • Pea
  • Artichoke
  • Cranberry
  • Hemp
  • Amaranth
  • Quinoa
  • Flax
  • Millet
  • Lentil
  • Chia
  • Pumpkin Seed
  • Rice (highly digestible and the least allergenic, most like mother’s milk with an outstanding array of amino acids)

Transform your body and health. Lose weight while boosting the vibrancy and overall vitality of your body. This is true wellness and well-being, is it not? Feeling so fantastic that you are able to do any activity you desire!

I’ve written several other articles previously about fasting, including –> click here, and here, and here. Fasting can be quite healing for your body (mostly because instead of digesting food, your body can work on repairing things). I love intermittent fasting for health, longevity, and how it can help me transform my body. After my fasting days I always become even more of a healthy eater. It opens wider my awareness about choosing good food.

The following is a list of protein powders I highly recommend:

Orgain Organic Protein plant based powder — main ingredients: Organic Brown Rice, Hemp, Chia, and Pea Protein

PlantFusion Phood — main ingredients: Pea Protein, Artichoke, Organic Sprouted Amaranth, and Organic Sprouted Quinoa

Reset 360 All-In-One Shake — main ingredients: Pea Protein Isolate, Potato Starch, and Chlorella

SunWarrior Warrior Blend — main ingredients: Raw Organic Pea Protein, Raw Cranberry Protein, Raw Organic Hemp Seed Protein

Wild Force Super Plant Protein — main ingredients: Pine Nut, Durian, Prickly Pear, Chlorella, Quinoa Sprout, Pumpkin Seed, Pea, and Hemp among many others.

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful. And yes, it’s important to take good care of yourself because, We Are All Connected.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

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Healthy smoothie recipe and thriving by making better food choices

It’s amazing how much healing for a body can be obtained just from eating a diet of 100 percent organic, non-GMO vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds easily obtained from the produce section of your local market. The key is to understand the importance of healthy eating so you can experience optimum health.Alice_DeLair

My friend Alice is a perfect example of someone who, not only improved her health and vitality by changing her diet, she also healthily influenced, at least two other people, and this author suspects, potentially many more, by successfully guiding these people to transform their health by making better food choices.

Often, people complain they don’t have enough time to prepare nutritious, powerfully nourishing meals at home. This is why so many people turn to fast food. But, when you consider the consequences of eating fast food, versus the health benefits that can be obtained by preparing and consuming organic, non-GMO meals prepared at home, you might want to think again.

Alice is Italian. She loves to cook! For most of her life she has cooked enticing gourmet Italian meals, most centering on pastas and sauces. Her Italian flair for cooking meant, if you were dining with her, you knew the meal was going to be tempting and delectable.

So, four years ago, when Alice made a conscious decision to change her diet, you can almost imagine her family’s initial reaction.

Alice did not have any specific health challenges, so this also intrigued her family – why the need to drastically alter her diet? But, Alice felt her energy levels decreasing, and after getting a report from her doctor (about her cholesterol) she felt a strong pull to improve her overall general health.

As well, Alice and her husband are small business entrepreneurs with busy schedules, but also have loved ones they personally check on daily, elderly neighbors they assist with errands, exercise and other outdoor activities they enjoy, which amount to a very active life; if they can take the time to highly prioritize and value the benefits of a healthy eating lifestyle, so can you.

Per Alice, “I’ve included my photo and the smoothie recipe that we pretty much drink daily. In the recipe, I describe the benefits of a few of the ingredients; it provides so much nutritional value as we start our day.” Alice modified her smoothie recipe from one she found in a diet book.

When I asked Alice to describe the benefits she’s enjoying from her delicious, and nutritious health smoothie, she replied, “This particular recipe incorporates so many micronutrients and daily requirement of vitamins that it serves each day as our breakfast. Satisfying us for at least 4 hours, if not longer.” 

The produce Alice and her husband eat is organic, as are the sprouted grains, and non-GMO. If you met Alice, you would have the luxury of hearing how passionate she is when she talks about her, and her husband’s, health transformation, and then you could really understand the impact whole real food has made for them.

Alice has experienced a greater clarity of thought, and more energy than she has felt in years! Her skin is clear, the white’s of her eyes are whiter, and her hair is stronger, and shinier! She is so convinced of how her body changed, due to her new way of eating, that she is powerfully moved to share her success with anyone who will listen! When she talks about what she eats now, her energy embraces you! You feel the emotional connection she has about food.

So, how did Alice get the idea to make such a radical food change, which eventually transformed her health, and the health of others in her family? What was the impetus for this change, since she didn’t seem to have had any serious health challenge?

Alice related that her story began four years ago when friends had invited her and her husband to dinner one evening. The friend’s relayed information to Alice and her husband about a particular health show they had seen on the Public Broadcasting Station (PBS). The doctor on that show had proposed people eat a diet made up of mostly greens, vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, mushrooms, and seeds. Supposedly, this way of eating had helped many people with heart and diabetic issues, as well as many other issues. Upon hearing this information, Alice said it resonated with her.

A few weeks later, Alice and her husband had a chance to watch that same show about the healthy eating lifestyle. After making a meal of the items, which had been recommended, Alice couldn’t sleep!  It was as if the cells of her body had been charged with energy. She attempted to lie down in bed, but began thinking of all the things she wanted to get up and do! She was completely energized! She knew this way of eating had to be something wonderful for her body, something that she must continue!

Alice made the decision that evening to change her eating habits for life. Her husband did not change right away however, mostly because Alice is a fabulous Italian cook, and he didn’t want to give up pasta, and all the various dishes he was used to her preparing. However, after noticing her increased energy levels, he asked to try her nourishing and delicious smoothie. Between the scrumptious taste, and how much energy it provided him, he has been hooked on it ever since.

While Alice has several recipes, she applies the basic important ingredients, as well as either, eliminating or substituting replacements to a variety of other recipes, for their three meals a day. She uses a variety of recipe websites and always modifies the recipes to suit their tastes and nutrition requirements. Their main entrees consist of a wide variety of whole foods that are quite satisfying.

Alice and this author agree that there are so many additives and preservatives in packaged foods, it pays to be picky about what we eat.  Alice and her family are nutritionally satisfied. They have all found that food even tastes better after eliminating all “junk” food.

Previously, Alice thought she might have been hypoglycemic, which as it turned out was never the case, once she changed to one based on nutritional food values.

In fact, after changing to a nutritionally dense type of diet, Alice and her husband experienced the following results:

  • Alice’s cholesterol dropped 40 points
  • Her husband’s cholesterol dropped 50 points
  • Annual lab exams show they are not lacking anything
  • Both look and feel healthier
  • Both lost weight
  • Both have maintained an ideal weight for over four years
  • They no longer require a lot of food to be satisfied
  • They gained a great deal more energy and clarity

Alice always recommends people take a B12 supplement.

Alice is deeply passionate about sharing her food as a means to vitality story. She feels it is of great importance to learn and possess accurate knowledge of how food can greatly impact our lives, even help people to reverse certain ills.

Alice, like many of us, read the stories about how detrimental high cholesterol can be to our health, yet we know our bodies need some cholesterol. Cholesterol travels through our bloodstream, aiding our body to produce Vitamin D and hormones, but our bodies are capable, if nourished properly, to make all the cholesterol we need.

Most of us know that when the doctor tells us our cholesterol numbers are too high, we’re not doing so well. But, how many of us know this is our body’s way of sounding the alarm for us to make better food choices?

We have learned when damaging cholesterol builds up in our arteries; it can contribute to plaque, which can cause heart disease.

Alice loves to empower others, because she feels vibrant, healthy, and powerful – when you feel that good – you want others to feel good too! Just like when you’re in love, you want all your friends to find a partner and fall in love too!

Alice was also able to share her new dietary knowledge with her brother, who had been on heart medicine since he was in his 30’s. Now, in his 50’s, Alice felt in her heart that it was vital to encourage her brother to switch to whole real food. She spoke with him at various times in phone conversations, as he lives in another state, to explain how food had helped herself and husband, the many benefits they were experiencing, what to eat, and how to prepare it.

At first, her brother had not been interested. He was 60 pounds over weight and felt miserable in so many ways. To his benefit, about two years ago, after having heard Alice preaching about whole food eating and how good she felt, he called to say he’d been in the hospital and they thought he was having stroke (his cholesterol at that time was over 400!). He told Alice, “I am ready and I am listening. Tell me what I need to do.”

Alice’s brother doesn’t cook, but quickly became one. She told him it didn’t matter if he called her ten times daily for support. He did call her, and he shopped, cooked, and shared recipes, photos, and so on. Alice encouraged him via long distance. He dropped 60 pounds and started feeling much better. The doctors reduced his daily medication.

After a few weeks though, Alice’s brother caller her and said, “Please don’t be upset as you have tried to mentor me, but I don’t think I can hang in there doing this as it takes time and work.” Alice reassuringly told him it was his decision and that she wasn’t upset at all.

Two hours later, he called back and said he should have gone to get his mail prior to calling her, because he’d received her hand written letter, describing how proud she was of him for meeting the challenge and hanging in there. She had wanted him to have a good old-fashioned reminder to keep handy, should he need it. Again, this indicates the level of belief Alice has, about how food can positively support us, improve our health, and enable us to live a vital life!

Alice’s brother continued with his lifestyle change, even though other family members chose not to in his home. It has been our experience that when people feel better, and see physical changes in their body, they become convinced! Those who do not wish to embrace this kind of change often do not understand the benefits. It has been over two years now and even his cardiologist is in amazement at how he has transitioned. He indicated the changes could not have even occurred – with medication!

Note: Alice and her husband’s friends continue to be a source of mentoring during their dietary transformation. They find it most beneficial to experiment with recipes and share these with each other to taste, and then provide the actual recipe.

Alice says, “My husband and I have no desire to return to our previous way of eating after seeing the benefits yielded from eating live greens and all other daily foods we enjoy~”

Alice’s smoothie recipe:

Quantity is for 1 person (Place in food processor to blend) – Using a 7 cup food processor

Using all fresh or frozen organic fruit & ingredients for optimum nutritional value eliminating intake of pesticides & preservatives.

  • ½ banana
  • 1/3 fresh mango cut in chunks (may substitute frozen especially, when not in season as long as organic – for this and all berries)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen strawberries
  • 1 slice pineapple spear
  • ½ cup almond milk or I use Flax Seed milk only found @ Whole Foods as it is high in protein & great for your cholesterol
  • Large Handful of fresh spinach and or arugula
  • Kale-several leaves chopped depending on size (if small 8 or 10)   If extra large 4 (remove stems)
  • 1 tablespoon organic ground flax seed (contains daily omega 3 requirement)
  • Honey-(1) squirt around whole diameter of processor (builds immune system-best to purchase honey locally grown for full benefits)
  • Sprinkle in shredded coconut
  • “Enjoy Life brand” Mega semi-sweet chocolate chunks (purchased @ Whole Foods) dairy, nut & soy free
  • 2 tsps. Raw sunflower seeds

After placing all ingredients in processor blend until smoothie. For thinner consistency, add

Cold bottled Spring water after other ingredients have blended. Add water through tube at top of processor. Enjoy!

To our feeling great, better health, and longevity,

Sheila Murrey

Your alternative health researcher, joyful wellness guinea pig, and mindful Mind-Body-Spirit guru! Reach out to me if you need a boost, or a boot, to get yourself back in charge of YOUR well-being.

Take it upon yourself to be healthy, joyful, wholly vibrant, and beautiful. And yes, it’s important to take good care of yourself because, We Are All Connected.

UPDATE 9/12/2018:

The book that’s been in the making for 13 years, Take It Upon Yourself to Live a Wholly Vibrant Life, is now available for online sale and distribution (PDF format).

Buy it here: https://beingwhollyvibrant.wordpress.com/2018/09/12/book-launch-take-it-upon-yourself-to-live-a-wholly-vibrant-life/

Be the best version of who you want to be.

Information provided is for educational purposes only and is not intended to treat, diagnose or prescribe.

Follow on Twitter at: TakeOnYourself

P.S. If you find this blog informational, won’t you consider a small donation to keep it going? PayPal.Me/SheilaMurrey