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Welcome to Issue 31 of Healing Points. This
marks the beginning of four years of publication. As
you can see, there are quite a few changes in this issue. I hope you
enjoy the new format.
offer Healing Points to you as a gift and as a service. I spend many
hours each week reading current stories that relate to natural health care,
and I provide them here for you as an educational public service. I hope you
find this valuable. Remember, success or failure in life is often
created by the small changes we make. I specifically chose the
information in Healing Points to help you make those small, life enhancing
In The News:
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Yoga may be one of the hottest fitness trends sweeping the country, but a
Florida State University medical educator thinks it also may be the
prescription for ailments ranging from headaches to heart disease.
The breast-fed infants of two mothers who did not eat any animal
products, including milk and eggs, developed brain abnormalities as a result
of a vitamin-B12 deficiency, the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) reported Thursday.
Cigarette smoking and obesity may predispose a woman to hot flashes
during menopause, findings from a recent study suggest.
Many Americans are exceeding recommended doses of over-the-counter pain
relievers and ignoring critical label information, according to a new
Supplementing the diet with a certain fatty acid may lead to better
weight control and disease management in diabetics, a new study suggests.
Diabetics who added an essential fatty acid called conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)
to their diets had lower body mass as well as lower blood sugar levels by
the end of the eight-week study.
Three key areas of the brain adversely affected by aging show the
greatest benefit when a person stays physically fit. The proof, scientists
say, is visible in the brain scans of 55 volunteers over age 55.
Between 1977 and 1996, portion sizes for key food groups grew markedly in
the United States, not only at fast-food restaurants but also in homes and
at conventional restaurants, a new study shows.
A UCLA research team has discovered that a popular health supplement and
antioxidant vitamins may help prevent atherosclerosis, or blockage of the
blood vessels. The findings are reported in the Jan. 13 online edition of
the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Coonhound puppies on diets containing the type of fat found in deep-fried
foods are furthering understanding of how these fats contribute to aging and
development of human diseases such as atherosclerosis and cancer, according
to Purdue University scientists.
Just in time for the crunch -- and munch -- of Girl Scout cookie sales, a new
study is linking sugar consumption with how much Americans eat.
Pause a minute before you gobble up that Thin Mint or chocolate smothered All About. You'll eat one, but you won't stop there. Before you know it, maybe the entire pack has disappeared into your mouth.
Music Hath the Power . .
I am very happy to announce that my first CD of deeply healing music is
about to enter the publication phase. All CD's
purchased before publication date will be personally
autographed, and will have shipping included. Click Here
hear some samples and for information on purchase.
Special Events for Women
Women's Drumming and yoga Retreat in Hawaii, April 13-19, 2003 at
Kalani Oceanside Retreat Center
Since ancient times, women have gathered to celebrate with drumming,
dancing and singing. Please join us on The Big Island of Hawaii as we
connect with this beautiful lineage. We will spend seven days and six nights
learning drumming traditions from the Middle East, Africa and India; West
African Dancing and Drumming, 2 daily yoga classes, drumming by beach
bonfires, traditional rhythmic chants from India, meditation, wilderness
excursions to explore the beauty of the Big Island, healthy cuisine, and
free time to "injoy" Kalani's full day spa, pools, and jacuzzi.
Marla will also be teaching a women's drumming workshop, "Drumming in the
Feminine" in Topanga starting in February 2003. You can also learn more
about this on her website:
www.marlaleigh.com, or call 661.645.0724
From the Healing Points Kitchen
Dr. Grossman's breakfast drink - designed to supply a plethora of great
anti-aging and health increasing nutrition. This takes less than 5 minutes
1 cup Kefir or whole raw milk (if available) or apple juice
1 (organic) banana
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbs. ground Flax Seeds
1/4 cup Thai Kitchen coconut milk
2 tbs. Brewers Yeast (Lewis Labs is great)
Rice Based or whey Protein Powder
Blend until smooth. Drink slowly.
Because Healing must occur on a planetary level as well as
a personal level. I will highlight a different cause each issue here.
If it resonates with you, please take action.
From Deena Metzger, author, teacher, and healer.
Perhaps this is a vision.
I have prayed to know what to do and how to be at this
eleventh hour. There is an outcry from everywhere in the world. People
everywhere are coming forth to say No to a war that could annihilate
everything. But we do not yet see the way to stop this war.
Here is one way that we can walk for the sake of all
living things. A way with a heart and with great possibility.
I have asked how we have come to this? How we have
come to the place where one can imagine inflicting the equivalent of another
Hiroshima? How have we become so mad?
Read the rest here.