Time is the one thing we all have in common
Time is the one thing we all have in common, but it is also the one thing that we all use differently. NOW IS THE TIME!
INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017 – INTERNATIONAL TREATMENTS
Hurray for the weekend, a wise man once said, “Remember then: there is only one time that is important-- Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. The most necessary man is he with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with anyone else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life!”
The Clock of Life – Poem by Toni Kane
The Clock of Life
Is wound but once and no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop at late, or early hour.
Now is the only time you own. live ... Love ... Toil, with a will.
Place no faith in tomorrow, the clock may then be still.
Today I’ll be blogging on recognizing the importance of treating the whole person, and not only the symptoms of the disease; INFORMATION FROM THE CANCER CONTROL SOCIETY CONVENTION OF 2017 – INTERNATIONAL TREATMENTS. All the clinics and facilities abroad that I researched take the approach of addressing the mind, body and spirit as equal components of health and well-being.
First what is functional medicine, you may wonder!
Functional Medicine is an integrative, science-based healthcare approach that treats illness and promotes wellness by focusing on the bio-chemically unique aspects of each patient, and then individually tailoring interventions to restore physiological, psychological, and structural balance.
Functional Medicine focuses on understanding the fundamental physiological processes, the environmental inputs, and the genetic predispositions that influence health and disease so that interventions are focused on treating the cause of the problem, not just masking the symptoms.
There are seven basic principles underlying functional medicine which include the following:
1. Science-based medicine that connects the emerging research base to clinical practice.
2. Biochemical individuality based on genetic and environmental uniqueness.
3. Patient-centered care rather than disease-focused treatment.
4. Dynamic balance of internal and external factors that affect total functioning.
5. Web-like interconnections among the body's physiological processes also affect every aspect of functionality.
6. Health as a positive vitality, not merely the absence of disease.
7. Promotion of organ reserve.
Integrated Medicine couples the latest scientific advances with the most profound insights of ancient healing systems, giving you the best ways to preserve health, increase longevity and speed recovery from illness.
Integrated Medicine is a revolutionary approach to healing people — not just treating diseases — using the unique tool called person-centered diagnosis.
Integrated Medicine recognizes that the outcome of all health care is strongly dependent upon four powerful influences in the lives of each person. These four pillars of healing are:
The social support network: family, friends, involvement in community, and a strong-patient alliance.
2. Diet and lifestyle.
Nutrition, habits, and the daily pattern of rest and exercise.
3. A healthy environment.
Protection from chemical and biological toxins.
The body’s ability to self-purify and protect itself from internal toxicity.
Integrated Medicine allows you to find optimal health by understanding your individual needs for achieving balance and harmony.
Since we are all unique and have different blue prints, treatment plans are designed to your issues and conditions. As Dan and I had treatment, as well as most other facilities abroad go by a five-step plan; integrative assessments, cellular nutrition, detoxification, immune support and regulation and cancer suppression. During this series, I will be blogging on all steps along with what types of treatments that are offered to treat not just the symptoms of the disease, but the cause (root).
As Dan and I have been managing our cancer, we have learned that treatment is the first step of healing. For my doctor told me several years ago, I may have provided the treatment and the knowledge; however, you were the one that did all the work. It’s the lifestyle change that is the second step. You would need to follow both steps to be able to manage this disease.
The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness. And knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream. - Kahlil Gibran
Homemade Natural Roll on Deodorant (That Works!)
Ditch using deodorants filled with toxic ingredients, and make your own natural, homemade roll on deodorant that is easy to use and glides on smoothly. This recipe uses zinc to naturally combat odors without staining your clothes.
▢15 g almond oil or other light oil
▢3 g BTMS or other emulsifier at its recommended dosage
▢2 g zinc ricinolate
▢70 g distilled water
▢5 g glycerin
▢1 g zinc PCA or more, as needed for effectiveness
▢3 g Leucidal or other preservative at recommended dosage
▢1 g essential oils optional, for fragrance
Weigh out the almond oil, zinc ricinoleate, and BTMS in a double boiler insert or similar type container for melting over a double boiler.
Melt the BTMS and zinc ricinoleate, and stir together with the oil until all ingredients are fully combined.
Separately, weigh out the water, glycerin, and zinc PCA. (If you find you need a more effective deodorant, you can add more than 1g of zinc PCA, but it may make the deodorant more irritating for some people. I use around 1.5g for myself and 1g for my husband.)
Heat the water ingredients over a double boiler until they are fully dissolved. Ideally you will get both the water and oil ingredients around 70º-75ºC/160º-170ºF before combining them.
Add the hot oil mixture to the hot water mixture and stir together gently.
As the mixture cools, keep stirring occasionally. If the mixture doesn't appear to be emulsifying well, you can use the help of an immersion blender. I actually have a milk frother that I often use for mixing up smaller batches. The only inconvenience of using a milk frother is that it does tend to make some foam, but with this sort of light lotions of sorts, it should settle down relatively quickly once you've stopped mixing.
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Once the emulsion has mostly cooled, you can add in essential oils for fragrance. I like using a mixture of lavender and citrus oils or herbal oils like rosemary for deodorants.
Add in your preservative. Depending on the preservative you are using, you may have to test for pH and then adjust the pH by adding lactic acid to get your deodorant mixture into the right range for your particular preservative. Add the amount recommended for your preservative. (This recipe adds up to around 100g, so add a gram for each percent amount needed. So, for example, if your preservative calls for usage at 1%, add 1g.)
You may add in a few drops of other active ingredients that you like. A few drops of vitamin E or D-Panthenol are great optional additions to this deodorant.
Mix together all ingredients, and pour the mixture into a roll-on dispenser. If you can't find a decent sized roll on deodorant dispenser, you can repurpose an old one. Make sure to take it apart and fully clean all parts of it. I also like to give all parts a final rinse in denatured or rubbing alcohol.
Cap your deodorant, and it's ready for use!
Until tomorrow, time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and you can determine how it will be spent. Enjoy the weekend and spend it lowly