Thursday, August 27, 2009
The Master Cleanse was made famous by Beyonce Knowles and Oprah Winfrey for all the weight they were able to shed while on this liquid fast. I tried this out for the first time this week. Cheated the regime with some solid food but followed the recipe for the most part. Tomorrow is my 5th and last day.
My objective is to lose 3-5 pounds and burn some of the remaining beer fat off of my abbs which are peaking through the flab, ever so slightly. Abbs of steel by September 1 was my battle cry. I have 4 more days to get there.
PS- Using Mag O-7 in conjunction with the Master Cleanse. Out in the Ozone again.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Dr. Patrick Price, Founder, The Body Detective
Healing Through Cellular Release
In my book, Rich Remedies, Volume 1 I discuss how light therapy, EFT, and regression therapy have been used to relieve deep-seeded emotional traumas that are many times the root-cause of disease. Recently I discovered another healing modality that accomplishes the same results in a unique way by Dr. Patrick Price.
Here is a discussion of Dr Price’s “The Body Detective”
We all posses healing gifts. Some of us have chosen to cultivate them while others choose to allow their skills to lay dormant. The fact is, we all have the capability within us to heal ourselves and others if we acknowledge these gifts and use them. Very often we need the assistance of a professional healing coach to guide us to an understanding of our abilities.
A healing practitioner with a unique process to empower patients is Dr. Patrick Price.
Dr. Patrick Price has highly evolved healing gifts that he shares with his patients at his Chiropractic and Wellness center in Houston, Texas and as well as a new training program he has introduced called The Body Detective. www.thebodydetective.com
Dr. Price is a license Chiropractor and Martial Arts Instructor who realized he has a unique intuitive healing gift that emerged in 1995 during a near-death experience. As a result of this experience and years of hands-on clinical research, he has developed a methodology that enables people to participate in their own healing combining the mind, body and spirit.
The Body Detective healing protocol deals with an area Dr Price refers to as Cellular Release. In his program, he helps patients and students develop their own intuitive healing gifts by removing “cellular memory and limiting beliefs.” The kernel of cellular release is stress reduction and elimination using a combination of nutrition, detoxification, and energetic body work. Muscle testing is used to diagnose and expose the energetic blocks or sources of stress in the body.
If we examine the nature of dis-ease, it really comes down to stress and the impact that it has at a cellular level on our health. Science has come to accept that stress factors are the root cause of many chronic diseases such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and many others.
In the introductory Body Detective sessions I attended, Dr Price illustrates how the human immune system and the adrenal systems are often in conflict in the body. The adrenal system creates a bio-field in your body that enables healing. When the adrenals are stressed, they reduce the bio-field and suppress your immune system, reducing the body’s ability to ward off disease. Over-taxed adrenals lead to the suppression of your immune system and open the doorway to illness.
Stress comes from active sources like career issues, work, family, “tribal beliefs”, religious conflict, ethnic conflict, and other personal life challenges that are literally stored in our body at a cellular level. Passive sources of stress include electromagnetic fields (EMF’s), environmental toxins, and other factors that are in our environment. In combination, these factors create dis-ease or a lack of “ease} in our lives.
The Body Detective training addresses human health holistically by taking all of the stress-causing factors into account and gives people the knowledge and tools to actively participate in their own healing at all of these levels.
Conventional Medicine looks at the symptoms of disease and treats them rather than getting to the root cause of the problem which is always a combination of the stress factors described here.
The Body Detective training that intrigued me most and is rarely dealt with in most healing methodologies is our limiting beliefs. Our beliefs have a huge impact on our wellness that many health care professionals in all disciplines are at a loss to help us address.
Dr. Price’s goal is to empower all of us to take control of our healing at all levels so that we can lead happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Most importantly, when we are healthy and centered, we bring peace to those around us and contribute to a better society and planet.
Dr Price is introducing the Body Detective training to leaders in all walks of life with the objective of getting folks who are decision makers to a place where they can have the greatest positive impact on society by reestablishing their life purpose in ways that benefit the most people.
For more information www.thebodydetective.com
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
The Blarney Stone Plaque bears the following inscription:
"The above stone was uncovered by a group of engineers near here on March 7, 1939. Due to appearance it was perceived to have an unusual property. On careful investigation it was found to be identical with a piece of the original Blarney Stone which disappeared in from Blarney Castle near Dublin, Ireland in 1659. This piece of the original Blarney Stone bestows on all who kiss it the gift of eloquent speech."
I kissed the Blarney Stone! In Texas! My LUC just improved. (According to my Irish ancestral lore)
My son Scott enrolled at Texas Tech in Lubbock today. I was told that I needed to kiss the Blarney Stone while I was here on campus. Being an author and in sales,I could not pass up the opportunity to be blessed with the "gift of eloquent speech."
As I wondered the campus, I asked multiple people "where is the Blarney Stone?"
Several laughed out loud and said: "What? The Barney Stone?" Barney the purple dinosaur they know.....but Blarney?
After multiple, incredulous, crossed -eyed looks I decided to call campus information. I was beginning to believe that I was on a "snipe hunt" (a sucker's search for nothing....)
Campus information assured me that a piece of the Blarney Stone was next to the Chemical Engineering Building. After wondering aimlessly about, feeling like a fool, I found the Blarney Stone.
As tradition (and my Irish heritage) dictates, I kissed the sacred stone. After all, what's not to like about eloquent speech? Naturally, I checked the stone to make certain that there were no insects, bird droppings, or traces of other foreign matter on it prior to touching my lips to it's sacred surface. There was a gardener about 20 feet away shaking his head at the nutcase kissing the stone while snapping a photo. It's not the first time I've been called a nut and I'm sure it won't be the last.
Naturally, I plan to have the last Irish laugh.
Rich Remedies, Volume 1 (re-edited available for your reading pleasure at www.richremedies.com)
Also, my book just arrived at the Texas Tech University Library for students ready to take their health to the next level. This is no "blarney."
PS- When I returned to my hotel room this afternoon, following the pilgramage to Blarney,I sprayed some colloidal silver (traveler's friend) in my mouth and on my lips just in case there were some invisible cooties on the stone. Some mischievous prankster might have spread an invisible dollop of "bad mojo" on the stone just for laughs, I thought, after performing the pagan Celtic ritual. Just so I don't end up doing the Irish Mockareina tonight, I medicated. Vigilance!
PS PS- The next antidote is Guinness Stout. It works on everything!
Sunday, August 16, 2009
I was at Lake Travis here in Austin for the first time in over a year yesterday and took these photos. The water level is 20 feet below normal due to the third worst drought in Texas history.
The exposed lake bottom is bone dry and looks like the Mojave Desert. We need a tropical storm or drought-breaking hurricane to replenish the dry wells and aquafers.
Some "lake front" properties are now 50 yards from the water. The floating docks are resting on the limestone lake bottom. Some boats are sitting on dry land where there was once water.
We have had 45 straight days of 100 degree plus weather.
The El Nino is on the way.
Bring Rain. Bring Water.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
On my litt'l tour of the Taos Pueblo, I saw the longest inhabited building in North America, 1000 years, look up. Mondo Pueblo.
Accross the way is an art and native american crafts store.
I went into the store and in a joking way asked how we break the drought in Central Texas.
The frog was sold to me as a "Rain Maker". I interpreted that to mean that we will get rain in Central Texas and we will make rain with business. I bought this carving from a Pueblo Sister who told me that it rains when you keep this frog around.
We got rain
I sold the Kayak $$$ and canoe.....
So this frog works. (All I can say is "WOW!") :-) :-)
PS- Rich Remedies, Volume 1, My Amazing Natural Self Healing Discoveries as mentioned above is now available in hardcover, paperback, and ebook fpormat.
"20 Years of Learnin' in 240 Pages."
Friday, August 14, 2009
I'm working on removing some of the "toleration's" from my life, like the unused inventory in my garage. This is part of Jim Bunch's "The Ultimate Game of Life" 24 hour challenge. It's about clearing the decks and opening up your life to new possibilities.
Here is the link:
In actual fact I have been pruning my possessions for 4 months.
This lovely reproduction vintage Columbia bicycle is available on Craig's list.
Hurry, it's going fast!
It's been slowly aging like a fine wine in my garages for over 23 years. I bought it new at the Lambertville, NJ Bicycle Shop on a whim. It struck a chord with me. I felt nostalgic. It's a reproduction vintage vintage bike if that makes sense.
Looking for a loving home.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Rich Remedies, Volume 1, My Incredible Natural Healing Discoveries book signing in conjunction with Dr. Patrick Price's presentation on Cellular Release- The Body Detective. 7:00PM - 9:00PM.
The Tao Center
5515 Balcones Drive
Austin, Texas 78731
(2 blocks from the intersection of RR 2222 & Route 1 MOPAC Hwy)
See you there!
PS- Photo- "Clouds over Seattle"
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Rich Remedies, Volume 1 hardcovers are now available through my website www.richremedies.com
This is a re-edited version of my original transcript.
It is still available in softcover and eBook versions.
Book signings this week with Dr. Patrick Price at the Unity Church, Austin 12/ 12/ 09 (today) and tomorrow at the Tao Health Center in Austin.
Dr. Price will be presenting his revolutionary healing process called Cellular Release which is part of a program that he has developed called the "Body Detective".
Very powerful healing techniques. Check out his website and consider attending one of his lectures or classes.http://www.thebodydetective.com/
Sunday, August 9, 2009
The Earthship communities are an example of how we reconcile economic growth, consumer recycling, energy conservation, and the stewardship of our planet.
I discovered The Taos Earthship Community driving down Route 64, just past the breath-taking Rio Grande Gorge, between Taos, NM and my next destination on a short road trip on the way to, Ojo Caliente (mineral springs) I knew that this development was somewhere near Taos (Two Feather told me) but I did not know exactly where and was not going to go out of my way to see it. There was limited time, no detours allowed.
So it just appeared on the right side of Highway 64.
Check it out at:
Driving on 64 you will see these interesting mound dwellings on the right side of the road, facing east towards the Sangre de Christo Mountain range, in the direction of Taos.
I pulled into the first road I saw and got out to take pictures (see above).
The setting is just beautiful.
The comfort and aesthetics provided in some of the Earthship buildings is remarkable. Great light, use of space, indoor gardens, and a great vibe. They are constructed in part from old tires and empty glass bottles in combination with mud bricks and straw.
“One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”
There are six (6) principles in play with these innovative dwellings : Thermal / solar cooling, solar and wind electricity, contained sewage, recycled/ natural building materials, wood harvesting, and food production. What’s not to like about this? Off the grid, clean power, and responsible sewage.
So, you’re off the grid, growing your own food, recycling, and living in a cool place.
“Earthships are green buildings for residential, commercial and government buildings. Earthship buildings have the smallest carbon footprint and perform with the least amount of fossil fuels. Overall, from construction materials, where they came from, how the earthship is design and how it performs... earthships are the most sustainable building method on the planet.” http://www.earthship.net/
What’s not to like an Earthship?
PS- Throw a good party, build a mansion!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Beer Bottle Walls (y'all)!
There is a really cool community just outside of Taos, NM called Earthship Community. It is built out of recycled materials, adobe bricks, and mortar and other stuff. The houses are funky on the outside, but warm and spacious on the inside with incredible light. Plants, both ornamental and edible grow in the houses.
I chuckled when I looked at a wall that is under construction with empty beer bottles. Some of my favorite empty beers are going into that wall. It looked like any ledge after a weekend party. Empty beers creating a living space. What a great idea!
99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
"99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, 98 bottles of beer on the wall......
(go down to one)
"1 bottle of beer on the wall, 1 bottle of beer.
Take one down and pass it around, no more bottles of beer on the wall.
No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer.
Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall."
"Finish your beer....we have another wall to build.....hurry up!"
PS- This site is copy right protected space......if you copy my stuff, at least give me a mention. This is afterall very profound material. Building communities with beer bottles....... I'll drink to that. Cheers!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Chimayo is a religious sanctuary and church located on the High Road between Espanola, NM and Taos, NM. I heard about this place a few days before my trip and decided to visit on my way to Taos.
One of the attractions of Chimayo is the "sacred sand" or dirt that is found in a hole in the room to the side of the Chapel (pictured above).
The legend of Chimayo goes something like this: A priest a found a crucifix, quickly dubbed the miraculous crucifix of Our Lord of Esquipulas. A local priest brought the crucifix to Santa Cruz, but three times it disappeared and was later found back in its hole, where it was originally discovered. By the third time, everyone understood that El Senor de Esquipulas wanted to remain in Chimayo, and so a small chapel was built on the site. Then miraculous healings began. These grew so numerous that the chapel had to be replaced by the larger, current Chimayó Shrine in 1816.
Chimayo chapel is believed to be built on sacred earth with miraculous healing powers. The shrine El Santuario de Chimayó, is probably the most visited church in New Mexico.
I believe in miracles. If you don't, read my earlier blog on the placebo effect and the fact that over 50% of the prescriptions that are dispensed are actually inert ingredients with no pharmaceutical content. People get well just believing; every day of the week.
Chimayo has an incredible energy. There is something special here. This whole area of Northern New Mexico is enchanted.
I went into the side room just off the chapel where the "holy dirt hole" is located. There were two dime store hand trowels sitting in the hole for the faithful to scoop up. I scooped up some dirt and placed it into a cotton pouch just for good measure.
It is said that the dirt in the hole never runs out.....another mystery.
Can I interest anyone in some dirt?
This stuff fascinates me.....