The Body’s ‘Final Say’

“The body doesn’t have to have the final say in our lives.”
~ Jackie Hill Perry
Writer, Speaker, Author & Artist
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A Past, Present or Future: Caregivers

“There are only four kinds of people in the world – those who have been caregivers, those who are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Why Have You Been Given So Much?

“It is a dangerous thing to ask why someone else has been given more. It is humbling – and indeed healthy – to ask why you have been given so much.”
~ Condoleezza Rice,
Founder – Center for New Generation (1992), Political Scientist, Diplomat, United States Secretary of State (2005–2009),
United States National Security Advisor (2001–2005), Provost of Stanford University (1993–1999),
Augusta National Golf Club (2012), ESPNW Impact 25 (2014), Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun (2017) & Author

We Won’t Ignore Their Cries

“People with mental problems are our neighbors. They are members of our congregations, members of our families; they are everywhere in this country. If we ignore their cries for help, we will be continuing to participate in the anguish from which those cries for help come. A problem of this magnitude will not go away. Because it will not go away, and because of our spiritual commitments, we are compelled to take action.”
~ Rosalynn Carter
First Lady of the United States (1977-1981), Author, Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (1998- ), National Women’s Hall of Fame (2002), Presidential Medal of Freedom (1999), Mental Illness Foundation Dorothea Dix Award (1988), Georgia Woman of the Year Award (1996), Jefferson Award for Greatest Public Service Benefiting the Disadvantaged (1996), United Nations Children’s Fund International Child Survival Award (1999), Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health – Institute of Medicine (2000), United States Surgeon General’s Medallion (2000) & American Peace Award (2009)
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Maternal Health Advocates

“I became a global maternal health advocate the day I became a mother.”
~ Christy Turlington
Supermodel, Charity-Founder & Campaigner – Every Mother Counts & Filmmaker
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Living in Gratitude

“My dad taught me that good health is all about living in gratitude.”
~ Mariska Magdolna Hargitay,
Joyful Heart Foundation – Founder & President, Actress, Miss Beverly Hills USA (1982),
Emmy Award (2006), Golden Globe Award (2005), Gracie Allen Award (2004, 2009, 2014),
Muse Award (2012), Prism Award (2007), Star on the Walk of Fame (2013)

Once You Start Feeling Good About Yourself …

“Feel good about yourself because once you start feeling good about yourself,
then you’re going to do good things for yourself. You’re going to make yourself healthy,
you’re going to want to exercise, you’re going to want to put good healthy things in your body.”
~ Lisa Masterson
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Founder – Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI),
Founder – Mobile Mom Squad, Infertility, Adolescent Gynecology and Family Planning Specialist,
Podcaster – Health and Heels with Dr. Lisa!, Founder – Ocean Oasis Medical Spa & Author
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A Respiratory System Health Booster in This Time of #CoronaVirus: A Delicious, Simple Anti-Phlegm Tea (Grandma Eunice’s)

 

 

 

 

Hello, Everyone!

NOTE/UPDATE: Additional Information has been added, since the initial date of this post on NextDoor.com, about the health and nutritional benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Honey. Also, you may make and drink this tea as a glass of lemonade, as well (not heated). Either way, this beverage is a delicious and powerful health booster to a body’s respiratory system, in this time of Corona Virus/COVID-19, and year-round.

Here’s a tea recipe that my Grandmother Eunice made for us to expel phlegm from our bodies, while we were growing up. This tea is delicious and it works, time and time again. One cup is effective, don’t over do it. Using real lemon and real honey is important for this recipe to help the body expel the phlegm and aid the respiratory system.

The reason I’m sharing this time-tested tea recipe is that this tea will help your body expel phlegm from the body. As you all may know, by now, the Corona virus a.k.a COVID-19 impacts the respiratory system, particularly the lungs. Phlegm is the “Mucus, thicker than normal due to illness or irritation, coughed up from the respiratory tract.”. This tea will help your body expel the phlegm.

Here are the ingredients: 1) approximately 8 ounces of clean, drinkable, heated water, 2) 1 or 2 round, peppermint(s) with peppermint essential oil in it OR a few drops of peppermint essential oil, 3) a teaspoon or tablespoon of real honey, and 4) a slice of a lemon with the lemon peel on the lemon (lemon essential oil is in the peel). This tea is made “to taste”, which for us meant to be made with the least amount of peppermint and the least amount of honey mentioned above first, taste it and add the remaining measure until it taste delicious by the cup. Please, remember to use separate clean spoons if you’re making this for someone else. NOTE” Honey is NOT supposed to be given to children that are less than 1 year old (Google LINK to “At what age can children have honey?”: https://bit.ly/39LgwM5).

Articles about the Health Benefits of Peppermint Essential Oil, Lemon Essential Oil and Honey:
1) Peppermint Oil Benefits, Uses & Varieties – https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-peppermint-oil.html
2) Top 15 Peppermint Oil Uses and Benefits, for Gut Health, Headaches & More – https://draxe.com/essential-oils/peppermint-oil-uses-benefits/
3) All About Lemon Oil – https://www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/blog/products/all-about-lemon-oil.html
4) Top 10 Lemon Essential Oil Uses and Benefits – https://draxe.com/essential-oils/lemon-essential-oil-uses-benefits/
5) Raw Honey Benefits for Healing + 20 Popular Honey Uses – https://draxe.com/nutrition/the-many-health-benefits-of-raw-honey/
6) Homemade Honey Herbal Cough Drops – https://draxe.com/beauty/cough-drops/
7) Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon: Are 2 Super-foods Better Than 1? – https://draxe.com/nutrition/benefits-of-honey-and-cinnamon/
8) 11 Proven Manuka Honey Benefits and Uses – https://draxe.com/nutrition/manuka-honey-benefits-uses/

Other Google (searched for) LINKS related to this informational post:
1) Definitions of PHLEGM: https://bit.ly/3aS1Koa
2) Corona affects the: https://bit.ly/2Xi2oaA
3) What happens to people’s lungs when they get Coronavirus?: https://bit.ly/2Xjfa8O
4) How to make a non-medical Coronavirus face mask – no sewing required: https://bit.ly/2UQyJ72
5) Respiratory system: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Respiratory_system

PS: In the photos that I’ve included for this post:
1) I’ve displayed empty containers of 2 of the 3 brands of honey I like to use (I only use one brand – no need to mix honey brands or flavors).  The third brand is Blue Ridge Honey Company Wildflower Honey 100% Pure, Raw & Natural
2) I displayed a long, peppermint stick my Mom saved as a souvenir, because I didn’t have any round, flat peppermints on hand for the photo. If you have non-round peppermints you make break them to add a portion of it to your tea. If you have peppermint essential oil that’s even better because it has no sugar nor other ingredients.

One more thing, here’s an anti-virus/anti-COVID-19 ‘Script’, (featured in a blog post) for us to delight about: https://bit.ly/39RZdt1

Beauty is in Good Health

“Good health is beautiful.”
“If you feel healthy inside and you put all healthy things inside, it’s going to radiate outside — besides the fact that prevention is the key to medicine.
You can prevent a lot of cancers by decreasing stress in your life, by just taking care of your body.
A lot of women, people in general, go to the doctors only when they feel sick or if they’re scared about a cancer or something like that.
But, you really want to go to maintain your health.”
~ Lisa Masterson
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Founder – Maternal Fetal Care International (MFCI),
Founder – Mobile Mom Squad, Infertility, Adolescent Gynecology and Family Planning Specialist,
Podcaster – Health and Heels with Dr. Lisa!, Founder – Ocean Oasis Medical Spa & Author
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HE’s Prepared for the Corona Virus, As Well

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Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is [deep] within me, bless His holy name.

Bless and affectionately praise the Lord, O my soul,
And do not forget any of His benefits;

Who forgives all your sins,
Who heals all your diseases;

Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you [lavishly] with loving-kindness and tender mercy;

Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the [soaring] eagle.
~ Psalm 103:1-5
Amplified Bible (AMP)
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Good Health vs. Age

“I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health.
You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50.
If you’re in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.”
~ Bob Barker
Game Show Host, Actor & Author, Daytime Emmy Awards (19),
Lifetime Achievement Emmy Award (1999), National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame (2007),
Founder – DJ&T Foundation, MTV Movie Award (1996), Television Academy Hall of Fame (2004) &
The LA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals President’s Award (2007)
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I Went Merrily to the Bank

“If you can’t ‘Bank’, there’s no need to work.  If I want to do a charity or freebie, I will choose that on my own.
But, basically, I work to see “Okay, the nut is cracked what do I have left to put into the bank?”
Because the bottom line is to capitalize on my health and success, or popularity, at this moment;
because it’s not promised to me in the future (and to prepare for that future).
Even if I become more so, there’s no one to promise that to me.  I’d be a fool to cry later and say,
“I can’t pay my bills; I don’t have anything.”, and whatever.  I don’t want to be one of those people.
I want to say, “Look, when it was time to make hay, I made it.  I’m like a little ant, I went merrily to the bank and put it away.””
~ Lola Falana
Singer, Dancer, Actress, Model, Golden Globe Award Nom. (1970),
Tony Award Nom. (1975), Theater World Award (1975), Founder – Lambs of God.
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Having It All

“The secret to having it all, is knowing that you already do!”
~ Egypt Sherrod,
Multi-media Personality, Author, Real Estate Expert & Philanthropist.

Like Sugar in the System

“Alcohol reacts like sugar in the system, causing inflammation.
Alcohol is also a depressant that can affect your
thoughts, feelings, and actions and provoke anxiety. Steer clear.”
~ Josh Axe
Author, Doctor of Chiropractic (DC), Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine (DNM),
Clinical Nutritionist & Co-Founder – Ancient Nutrition

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Aiming to Always Progress

“I still have sadness and complicated feelings about my divorce.
But how beneficial is it to keep hanging onto those feelings?
If someone lives through an accident, his aim is to become better and healthy.
My aim is always to progress – to make better decisions and be a better father,
a better boyfriend, a better husband if it happens again.
~ Ryan Phillippe,
Actor
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Treating Yourself Very Good

“I treat myself pretty good. I take lots of vacations, I eat well, I take supplements, I do mercury detox,
I get plenty of sleep, I drink plenty of water and I stay away from drama and stress.”
~ Reba McEntire,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Record Producer, Grand Ole Opry (1986),
Grammy Awards (3X), & Country Music Hall of Fame (2011)

A Tool to Open the Heart

“I think that comedy is such a tool to open the heart, to loosen up the muscles, to loosen up the brain.
God knew how important it would be to laugh because He said it is a great medicine,
and when used properly, it is the greatest of medicines.”
~ Chonda Pierce,
Comedienne, Author, Philanthropist &
Co-Founder – Branches Recovery Center

Organic Versions of the ‘Dirty Dozen’

“Be sure to buy organic versions of the ‘dirty dozen:’
the fruits and vegetables that, when grown conventionally,
are loaded with pesticides and chemicals:
Grapes, apples, lettuce, bell peppers, carrots, nectarines,
peaches, strawberries, pears, kale, and celery.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman & Health Spokesperson

Fungi: Mostly Ignored

“Fungi are the cause of many outbreaks of disease, but are mostly ignored.
Fungi can cause a number of life threatening diseases …
Many people, scientists among them, are largely unaware.”
~ American Academy of Microbiology – 2007
Because fungal diseases mimic other diseases, fungal diagnoses are delayed.
“Talk to your doctor about the possibility of a fungal infection,
if you’re not getting better.”
~ Center for Disease Control (CDC) – 2018

Doctor’s Fungal Protocol

Toxicity & Cravings

“Toxicity causes nutritional deprivation – and your body then
craves more and more food, trying to get what it needs.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman & Health Spokesperson

As Fit As They Can Be

“I think everybody can be as fit as they can be
for their particular body, if they work out and eat healthily.”
~ Mel B,
a.k.a. Melanie Janine Brown,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress,
Television Personality & Author

Health Care Has to Happen in Our Kitchens

“True health care reform cannot happen in Washington.
It has to happen in our kitchens, in our homes, in our communities.
All health care is personal.”
~ Mehmet Oz,
Television Host, Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Professor & Author.

Nothing Will Be Able to Defeat You

“Once you truly see that the very Spirit and power of Jesus resides on the inside of you,
NOTHING – no amount of debt, no disease, no problem of any kind –
will be able to defeat you.”
~ Kenneth Copeland,
Author, Singer, Co-Founder – Kenneth Copeland Ministries
& Co-Founder – Believer’s Voice of Victory

It’s Not All About the Fried Chicken & The Biscuits

“I know when you think about the South, you think about fried foods,
but we eat a tremendous amount of vegetables. I have my own garden,
so vegetables have always been a big part of my life.
I love broccoli. I love fresh beets. It’s not all about the fried chicken and the biscuits. ”

~ Paula Deen,
Celebrity Chef & Cooking Show Host, Restaurateur,
Author & Daytime Emmy Award (2007)