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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Body Positivity

“Body positivity is so important because [it’s] time we love our bodies in order to transcend them. It’s our character and the people we are in the world that truly matter.”
~ Ali Tate-Cutler
Fashion Model & Lifestyle Podcaster – The Love You Give
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Looking in a Mirror

“When you look at yourself in a mirror, do you like what you see, or do you judge your body and use the word to tell yourself lies? If you believe that you are not attractive enough, then you believe a lie, and you are using the word against yourself, against the truth.”
~ Don Miguel Ruiz
a.k.a. Miguel Ángel Ruiz Macías,
Author
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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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The Best Two-Way Conversation

“It is not the body’s posture, but the heart’s attitude that counts when we pray.” ~~~ “Prayer is simply a two-way conversation between you and God.”
~ William Franklin “Billy” Graham, Jr.,
Evangelist, Orator, Author, Radio Broadcaster – Hour of Decision,
Founder – Billy Graham Evangelistic Association,
Founder – Christianity Today, Founder – Decision, &
President – Samaritan’s Purse

Comfortable in Your Skin & Comfortable with Ageing

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“I don’t think of getting older as looking better or worse; it’s just different. You change, and that’s OK. Life is about change. I don’t have anxiety about it, so I’m not running to get Botox. Maybe that will change, but I don’t think so. I feel comfortable in my skin and comfortable with ageing, so I think it’s okay that I get wrinkles.”
~ Heidi Klum,
Model, Television Personality, Businesswoman, Fashion Designer,
Singer, Television Producer, Author & Actress

A Cup A Day of 12-Bean Soup

“I take 12-bean soup mixes, soak the beans overnight, boil them up,
add tomatoes and flavoring, and freeze it.
I’ll have a cup a day. It’s very nutritious.”
~ Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian, Author & Entrepreneur
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A Philosophy for Maintaining Weight

“I pretty much eat when I’m hungry, and I don’t eat when I’m not hungry.
That is my best philosophy for maintaining my weight.”
~ Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian, Author & Entrepreneur
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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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Love Aging

“I love aging. Why would I want to be 21 for the rest of my life?”
~ Zoe Saldana-Perego”
Actress, Founder – BESE, Boston Society of Film Critics (2009), Empire Awards (2009),
Saturn Awards (2009), Teen Choice Awards (3X), ALMA Awards (2012) & Hollywood Walk of Fame Star(2018)
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5 Fruits & Vegetables a Day

“If you can eat five fruits and vegetables a day, that alone can totally change your diet.”
~ Maye Musk
Model, Dietitian, Author & Entrepreneur
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Dance at Any Age

“People dance at any age.”
~ Mikhail Baryshnikov,
Dancer, Choreographer & Actor

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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A Most Beautiful Body Part

“My brain, I believe, is the most beautiful part of my body.”
~ Shakira
a.k.a. Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll
Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer, Dancer, Philanthropist,
Entrepreneur, Founder – Pies Descalzos Foundation,
MTV Video Music Awards (5X),Grammy Awards (2X), Latin Grammy Awards (13X),
Billboard Music Awards (7X), Billboard Latin Music Awards (33X),
Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year (2011),
Chevalier De L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2012)

Those Plastic Surgery Shows

“God gave us intestines for a reason. I’m not keen on surgery. It’s too extreme.
All it took was one of those plastic surgery shows to see how violent it is.”
~ Kirstie Alley,
Actress, Comedian, Spokes-Model & Founder – Organic Liaison

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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Treat Your Body Like a Ferrari

“I run like an electric golf cart. Now I look at eating as a way to feed my body and keep me younger.
It’s not about starving your body, but treating your body like a Ferrari.
You don’t put in the crappiest gas you can find.
You use supreme. In the long term, you’ll run clean.”
~ Carol Alt,
International Supermodel, Actress, Entrepreneur,
Raw-food Enthusiast, Author, Ride of Fame (2013) & Founder – Raw Essentials
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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

That’s the Moment to Rejoice

“That moment when you think you just can’t take it anymore, that’s the moment
to rejoice as that is when your body & mind grow stronger to carry you through.”
~ Nicole Curtis,
Investor, Realtor, Author
& House Restorer, Host – Rehab Addict

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

Don’t You Wish Mama Told You?

“Soul ties: The thing that can make you hear an old-school slow jam and think of somebody you haven’t seen in years.
Soul ties: The thing that makes old people who’ve been together for years finish each other’s sentences.
Don’t you wish mama had told you when you were young that,
when you lie with someone, you lie not just with her body but also with her soul?
And whatever condition the other person’s soul is in, you are guaranteed
to take a piece with you—whether you want to or not.
Instead of being amazed at her booty, you should have focused on her mind.”
~ Kirk Franklin,
Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Choir Director, Author, American Music Awards (2006),
Dove Awards (16X), Grammy Awards (12X), Stellar Awards (23X) & Urban Music Awards (2009)

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

Never Been Particularly Aware of My Age

“I’ve never been particularly aware of my age.
It’s like being on a bicycle – I just put my foot down and keep going.”
~ Angela Lansbury
a.k.a Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury
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Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer
Golden Globe Awards winner (6x), nominee (+9x),
Tony Awards winner (5x), nominee (+2x),
Emmy Awards nominee (16x) & Grammy Award winner-nominee

 

A Lifetime Investment in Overall Health

“I’m a huge proponent of health for your whole family, starting with your children.
If you’re not healthy and not living a healthy lifestyle you’re not going to be good for anyone else.
If you treat your body right you have the energy and stamina to do it all.
Helping kids understand the importance of proper nutrition and exercise
is a lifetime investment in overall health.”
~ Cristina Ferrare,
Supermodel, Designer, Chef, Author, Actress & TV Talk-Show Host

See YOU Succeeding & Victorious

“You can’t go anywhere in your physical body
that you haven’t already gone in your mind.”
~ Andrew Wommack,
Teacher, Evangelist, Founder – Andrew Wommack Ministries
& Founder – Charis Bible College

Filtering All Those TOXINS

“Every chemical that makes it into your bloodstream –
be it through your lungs, stomach, or skin –
meets up with your liver at some point.
Since your liver is your body’s best defense
when it comes to filtering out all those toxins,
you need to treat it well.”
~ Suzanne Somers,
Actress, Author, Singer, Businesswoman & Health Spokesperson

The Subtleties of Everything We Do, Think & Say

“Everything you do,
every thought you have,
every word you say
creates a memory
that you will hold
in your body.
It’s imprinted on you
and affects you in subtle ways –
ways you are not always aware of.
With that in mind,
be very conscious and selective.”
~ Phylicia Rashad,
Actress, Singer, Stage Director, NAACP Image Award,
Tony Award (2004) & Drama Desk Award

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Engaging Your Brain

“I write with my left hand even though I’m right-handed,
I walk backwards in a very safe place – anything that engages your brain.

When you engage your brain, it just keeps getting fatter and richer and wonderful.
I feel like I could go on forever.
~ Rita Moreno,
Actress, Dancer, Singer,
Academy Award (1961), Golden Globe Award (1961), Joseph Jefferson Award (1968)
Grammy Award (1972), Tony Award (1975), Emmy Award (1977),
Emmy Award (1978), Sarah Siddons Award (1985),
Library of Congress Living Legends Award (2000), International Latin Music Hall of Fame (2001),
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2004), Hollywood Walk of Fame Star, California Hall of Fame (2007),
National Medal of Arts (2009), Hispanic Organization of Latin Actresses – Lifetime Achievement Award (2010),
Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award (2012), Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award (2013) &
Kennedy Center Honors Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award (2015)

Nurturing One’s Spirit

“I certainly believe that being in contact with one’s spirit
and nurturing one’s spirit is as important as nurturing one’s body and mind.
We are three dimensional beings: body, mind, spirit.”
~ Laurence Fishburne,
Actor, Producer, Playwright, Screenwriter,
Film Director, Tony Award (1992), Emmy Award (2X), Black Movie Award (2006)
NAACP Image Award (3X), NAACP Theatre Awards (2X) &
Theatre World Awards (1992)

In the Pursuit of Money

“Never sacrifice physical health in the pursuit of money. That’s a given.
Figure out a strategy to raise both simultaneously. It’s tricky.”
~ Tai Lopez,
Entrepreneur & Investor

The Body is Like a Car

“The body is like a car: the older you become the more you have to take care of it
– and you don’t leave a Ferrari out in the sun.”
~ Joan Collins, DBE,
Actress, Author, Columnist, Wig Designer,
Eye-Wear Designer & Creator/Founder – Timeless Beauty

Your Body is Listening

“Your body hears everything your mind says.”
~ Naomi Judd,
Singer, Songwriter, Actress, Activist,
Author & Motivational Speaker

One Key to a Healthy Body

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,
it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”
~John F. Kennedy,
35th President of the United States (1961-1963)

When the Best Comes Out

“You must love and care for yourself,
because that’s when the best comes out.”
~ Tina Turner,
Recording Artist, Dancer, Actress & Author,

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way.
It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension.
Music gets your mind off the situation, and
the act of whistling melts the tension out of your body.”
~ Fuzzy Zoeller,
a.k.a. Frank Urban Zoeller, Jr.
Professional Golfer, PGA Tour (10x),
PGA Tour Champion (2x), Masters Tournament (1979),
US Open (1084) & Bob Jones Award (1985)

Better Than Dieting

“Real food, I’ve found, is actually better than dieting.”
~ Angelina Jolie,
Actress, Filmmaker, Humanitarian, Academy Awardee,
Screen Actors Guild Awardee (2X) & Golden Globe Awardee (3X)
Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael & St George

Throwing in The Towel?

“The biggest mistake that people make is
they give up too soon, and they throw in the towel.
Becoming a successful leader has a lot to do with
realizing how strong you are.
The human body, the human mind and
the human heart can take a lot.
Fight through bad times in business,
and you’ll be surprised you can
work through it usually.
But people give up too soon,
and they don’t realize how much more
they can put into it without giving up.”
~ Tilman J. Fertitta,
Owner, Chairman & CEO of Fertitta Entertainment
(Landry’s & Golden Nugget)

I Am Still Going

“Here I am, I still go on, you know, like the tides.”
~ Angela Lansbury
a.k.a Dame Angela Brigid Lansbury
,
Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer
Golden Globe Awards winner (6x), nominee (+9x),
Tony Awards winner (5x), nominee (+2x),
Emmy Awards nominee (16x) & Grammy Award winner-nominee

Actress, singer, Songwriter, Producer, Writer

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You, You, You.

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“Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you.
And what really is in front of you? You are.
You don’t even know yourself yet.
You think you know and you want to assert that you do,
now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t.
What’s in front of you is a whole world of experiences beyond your imagination.
Put yourself, and your growth and development, first.
There are long-term repercussions to what you’re doing now.
Everything you do,
every thought you have,
every word you say
creates a memory that you will hold in your body.
It’s imprinted on you and
affects you in subtle ways—ways you are not always aware of.
With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.”
~ Phylicia Rashad,
Actress, Singer, Stage Director, NAACP Image Award,
Tony Award (2004) & Drama Desk Award

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Your Healthy State

“Health is a state of complete
physical, mental and social well-being,
and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
~ World Health Organization (1948),
(an agency of the United Nations)

A Body’s Repair Shop

“The patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge
of his own life. Don’t take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop.”
~ Quentin Regestein,
Author

A Duty to Yourself

“Good health is a duty to yourself,
to your contemporaries, to your inheritors,
to the progress of the world.”
~ Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks,
Poet, Pulitzer Prize Awardee for Poetry (1950), Poet Laureate Appointee of Illinois(1968)
& Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress