to our wonderful friend
Dr. Bruce Rodgers.
What an Honor
to recognize the dedication
to our Nation
of Dr. Rodgers.
a man much to be
We Thank You
to the Future!
I am part
that I see.
I am part
of every Leaf
on every Tree.
I am cousin
to the Hawk
and the beautiful Butterfly,
and the tiny Honey Bee.
that I touch
that I survey,
I think on all the other
precious Living Things,
I come to know
that part of them
is some of me,
that you and I
are the sum
Lives in Everything
that is Today
or ever will be,
and I am Truly
“ALL living organisms
store genetic information
using the same molecules
– DNA and RNA.
Written in the genetic code
of these molecules
is compelling evidence
of the shared ancestry
of ALL Living things.”
– DNA from the Beginning
YOU and I
are part and sum,
of what is now
and ever has been,
From MIT Technology Review:
“Particles can be linked
by the strange quantum property
when two particles are so deeply linked
that they share the same
and the told,
and the old.
“A study of DNA replication
proves that there is only ONE Life
and all Living things
share in that Life.”
come to Live,
to come alive
and to give
more than we know,
more than we are,
and in Love,
and the ONE
Who is Everything.
We are ever searching
and never reaching
We are Living
that is Beauty
beyond what we can
we but open the eyes
of our very Human
“I am you,
you are me,
I am part of all I see.”
This Truth is such an important one
to teach to today’s Sacred Children,
because we are getting more and more
due to social media, electronic devices
and video games.
Yet scientists teach us that it is
that will provide us with lasting
Dr. Emma Seppala
from Stanford’s Center
for Compassion & Altruism Research & Education,
says that when connection with others is present,
it can boost mental and physical health,
and even increase immunity and longevity.
Connection to our Family, community and
especially to Nature
is vitally important
for Children today.
– YogaKids Momma Marsha
“A philosophy of ALL Life,
not of the Human alone.
It is not that the Human
needs to take care of all other Life
as a Moral obligation,
though that is certainly true,
it is that the Human is a small part of Life,
but one which possesses a characteristic
which is valuable to the survival
and well being of all Life.
It was Life which developed that intelligence,
not the Human,
therefore its service is for all Life,
not merely the Human.
The Human is, in that sense,
a servant to Life,
a caretaker in the service of Life,
the good Shepherd
for ALL of Life.”
who can heal you
and wash away the dust
of every sin,
your precious voice.
He Loves you,
than you can wish.
Just as YOU
long to hear
the voice of your
in Heaven Above,
to hear the voice
of His precious Child,
soon to be born
I am the Light soon to begin
I am the new Hope in the morning
I am the darkness soon to be Light
I am the rising and the falling,
I am the Alpha and Omega
The night and day,
the first and last.”
Based on the current state of
“The Universe is inevitable.
The Universe is impossible.”
both declarations are true,
and because they are mutually
they could be true
in a multiple Universe scenario.
But, there is no way to absolutely prove,
that multiple Universes exist.
that the only alternative
is that the Universe was actually
Belief in the multiverse among cosmologists
amounts to a surrender
in the war over design.
the alternative to multiple Universes,
is intelligent design,
which is not the same
as a belief in God.
“To posit the existence
of a Creator
requires only reason.
To posit the existence of a good God requires
– Dennis Prager
Those who admit
that the Universe must be intelligently designed
can discover exactly who that Designer is,
in the Holy Bible.
The God of the Bible
told us the Story of our Creation:
“All things were made by Him;
and without Him
was not anything made
that was made.”
– John 1:3
My Dear Friends,
the Holy Bible
told us the story
of our Creation.
God has always existed.
And the Universe began
when He created it.
“For by Him
were ALL things created,
that are in Heaven,
and that are in Earth,
visible and invisible.”
– Colossians 1:16-17
do not contradict
with your precious Children
is far more precious
than pure gold,
than anything on
is simply telling it
like it is;
it is the way things really are,
and any other viewpoint is not Truth.
A foundational principle of Philosophy
is being able to discern between
Truth and error,
or as Thomas Aquinas observed,
“It is the task of the philosopher
to make distinctions.”
And the greatest Philosopher
your child will ever meet
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand,
you will see your parents
and all generations of your ancestors.
All of them are alive in this moment.
Each is present in your body.
You are the continuation of each of these people.
Reality is reality.
It transcends every concept.
There is no concept which can adequately describe it,
not even the concept of interdependence.
Drink your tea slowly and reverently,
as if it is the axis on which the whole Earth revolves –
slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future.
Live the actual moment.
Only this actual moment is Life.”
– Thich Nhat Hanh
You and your child
are truly ONE:
and in every other
with your Child.
And the pathway
and ultimate Truth,
which is LOVE,
is through your
“Train up a Child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
– Proverbs 22:6
What a Joyful
Although You have shackled my feet,
I am free.
Although You have chained my hands,
I am free.
Although You have enslaved my body,
I am free.
I am free because I am not of the body.
I am free because I am the Soul-bird
That flies in Infinity-Sky.
I am the Soul-Child that dreams
On the Lap of the Immortal King Supreme.”
– by Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007)
Spiritual teacher, artist, poet and student of peace
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by Dr. Dwight Lundell, past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
World Renown Heart Surgeon Speaks Out On What Really Causes Heart Disease
We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong.. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong
with medical and scientific fact.
I trained for many years with other prominent physicians labelled “opinion makers.” Bombarded with scientific literature, continually attending education seminars, we opinion makers insisted heart disease resulted from the simple fact of elevated blood cholesterol.
The only accepted therapy was prescribing medications to lower cholesterol and a diet that severely restricted fat intake. The latter of course we insisted would lower cholesterol and heart disease. Deviations from these recommendations were considered heresy and could quite possibly result in malpractice.
It Is Not Working!
These recommendations are no longer scientifically or Morally defensible. The discovery a few years ago that inflammation in the artery wall is the real cause of heart disease is slowly leading to a paradigm shift in how heart disease and other chronic ailments will be treated.
The long-established dietary recommendations have created epidemics of obesity and diabetes, the consequences of which dwarf any historical plague in terms of mortality, human suffering and dire economic consequences.
Despite the fact that 25% of the population takes expensive statin medications and despite the fact we have reduced the fat content of our diets, more Americans will die this year of heart disease than ever before.
Statistics from the American Heart Association show that 75 million Americans currently suffer from heart disease, 20 million have diabetes and 57 million have pre-diabetes. These disorders are affecting younger and younger people in greater numbers every year.
Simply stated, without inflammation being present in the body, there is no way that cholesterol would accumulate in the wall of the blood vessel and cause heart disease and strokes. Without inflammation, cholesterol would move freely throughout the body as nature intended. It is inflammation that causes cholesterol to become trapped.
Inflammation is not complicated – it is quite simply your body’s natural defense to a foreign invader such as a bacteria, toxin or virus. The cycle of inflammation is perfect in how it protects your body from these bacterial and viral invaders. However, if we chronically expose the body to injury by toxins or foods the human body was never designed to process, a condition occurs called chronic inflammation. Chronic inflammation is just as harmful as acute inflammation is helpful.
What thoughtful person would willfully expose himself repeatedly to foods or other substances that are known to cause injury to the body? Well, smokers perhaps, but at least they made that choice willfully.
The rest of us have simply followed the recommended mainstream diet that is low in fat and high in polyunsaturated fats and carbohydrates, not knowing we were causing repeated injury to our blood vessels. This repeated injury creates chronic inflammation leading to heart disease, stroke, diabetes and obesity.
Let me repeat that: The injury and inflammation in our blood vessels is caused by the low fat diet recommended for years by mainstream medicine.
What are the biggest culprits of chronic inflammation? Quite simply, they are the overload of simple, highly processed carbohydrates (sugar, flour and all the products made from them) and the excess consumption of omega-6 vegetable oils like soybean, corn and sunflower that are found in many processed foods.
Regardless of where the inflammatory process occurs, externally or internally, it is the same. I have peered inside thousands upon thousands of arteries. A diseased artery looks as if someone took a brush and scrubbed repeatedly against its wall. Several times a day, every day, the foods we eat create small injuries compounding into more injuries, causing the body to respond continuously and appropriately with inflammation.
While we savor the tantalizing taste of a sweet roll, our bodies respond alarmingly as if a foreign invader arrived declaring war. Foods loaded with sugars and simple carbohydrates, or processed with omega-6 oils for long shelf life have been the mainstay of the American diet for six decades. These foods have been slowly poisoning everyone.
How does eating a simple sweet roll create a cascade of inflammation to make you sick?
Imagine spilling syrup on your keyboard and you have a visual of what occurs inside the cell. When we consume simple carbohydrates such as sugar, blood sugar rises rapidly. In response, your pancreas secretes insulin whose primary purpose is to drive sugar into each cell where it is stored for energy. If the cell is full and does not need glucose, it is rejected to avoid extra sugar gumming up the works.
When your full cells reject the extra glucose,
blood sugar rises producing more insulin
and the glucose converts to stored fat.
What does all this have to do with inflammation? Blood sugar is controlled in a very narrow range. Extra sugar molecules attach to a variety of proteins that in turn injure the blood vessel wall. This repeated injury to the blood vessel wall sets off inflammation. When you spike your blood sugar level several times a day, every day, it is exactly like taking sandpaper to the inside of your delicate blood vessels.
While you may not be able to see it, rest assured it is there. I saw it in over 5,000 surgical patients spanning 25 years who all shared one common denominator — inflammation in their arteries.
Let’s get back to the sweet roll. That innocent looking goody not only contains sugars, it is baked in one of many omega-6 oils such as soybean. Chips and fries are soaked in soybean oil; processed foods are manufactured with omega-6 oils for longer shelf life. While omega-6’s are essential – they are part of every cell membrane controlling what goes in and out of the cell – they must be in the correct balance with omega-3’s.
If the balance shifts by consuming excessive omega-6, the cell membrane produces chemicals called cytokines that directly cause inflammation.
Today’s mainstream American diet has produced an extreme imbalance of these two fats. The ratio of imbalance ranges from 15:1 to as high as 30:1 in favor of omega-6. That’s a tremendous amount of cytokines causing inflammation. In today’s food environment, a 3:1 ratio would be optimal and healthy.
To make matters worse, the excess weight you are carrying from eating these foods creates overloaded fat cells that pour out large quantities of pro-inflammatory chemicals that add to the injury caused by having high blood sugar. The process that began with a sweet roll turns into a vicious cycle over time that creates heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and finally, Alzheimer’s disease, as the inflammatory process continues unabated.
There is no escaping the fact that the more we consume prepared and processed foods, the more we trip the inflammation switch little by little each day. The human body cannot process, nor was it designed to consume, foods packed with sugars and soaked in omega-6 oils.
There is but one answer to quieting inflammation, and that is returning to foods closer to their natural state. To build muscle, eat more protein. Choose carbohydrates that are very complex such as colorful fruits and vegetables. Cut down on or eliminate inflammation- causing omega-6 fats like corn and soybean oil and the processed foods that are made from them.
One tablespoon of corn oil contains 7,280 mg of omega-6;
soybean contains 6,940 mg.
Instead, use olive oil or butter from grass-fed beef.
Animal fats contain less than 20% omega-6 and are much less likely to cause inflammation than the supposedly healthy oils labelled polyunsaturated. Forget the “science” that has been drummed into your head for decades. The science that saturated fat alone causes heart disease is non-existent. The science that saturated fat raises blood cholesterol is also very weak. Since we now know that cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, the concern about saturated fat is even more absurd today.
The cholesterol theory led to the no-fat, low-fat recommendations that in turn created the very foods now causing an epidemic of inflammation. Mainstream medicine made a terrible mistake when it advised people to avoid saturated fat in favor of foods high in omega-6 fats. We now have an epidemic of arterial inflammation leading to heart disease and other silent killers.
What you can do is choose whole foods your grandmother served and not those your mom turned to as grocery store aisles filled with manufactured foods. By eliminating inflammatory foods and adding essential nutrients from fresh unprocessed food, you will reverse years of damage in your arteries and throughout your body from consuming the typical American diet.
Dr. Dwight Lundell is the past Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery at Banner Heart Hospital , Mesa , AZ.
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