Kiss and Make-Up

I was listening to rascal radio the other day, my friend Chris Brady was speaking about this topic kiss and make up. I was excited to listen as I love learning more and more about leadership development, personal resolve, and how to have better relationships in and out of the home. And as I was listening to the program I realized that Chris was not speaking of kissing and making up because you just got to fight but literally the rock band KISS and their makeup. Funny, right? I thought it was funny because I went into the material with one perspective and was quickly taught something I was not expecting to learn. Here are some of the nuggets that I extrapolated from the material as I was going through them. It is applicable to anything that you are doing whether in business, small group, when running your home. So here it is.

  1. Just Live Well offers some keys to leadership development, personal resolve, and better relationshipsHumility and a willingness to serve was Gene Simmons’ key ingredient
  2. Get an identity and focus with every bit of intention you can too become all that you see yourself to be.
  3. Work hard on your identity and define it intentionally every day.
  4. Get yourself into a market of one and be the only one in your industry doing what you’re doing. “Stand Out from the Crowd” Or “Just Stand For Something BOLD”
  5. Have a great product and figure out a way you can sell it. That is a literal product, or just selling the idea of reading more to your children and helping them understand that great leaders are always great readers.
  6. Know your target market and build a following to attract them, hold them, and serve them greatly.
  7. Have the guts to swing for the fences
  8. Eliminate all distractions from your life as there will always be people who want your time, money, energy. And when you sacrifice a great thing for a good thing you will always be disappointed.
  9. Choose excellence no matter how much it costs.
  10. Deliver what you yourself would like to have as a consumer to your market.
  11. Be willing to appear foolish and get into conversations in order to make a big difference
  12. Be determined as determination is the key ingredient two pushing through the barriers that will inevitably come.
  13. Practice and perfect your craft.
  14. Be 100% about doing what it is you do.
  15. Be more creative in the service to others. (This is your impressionable brand)
  16. Stick to your guns even when you know you are right; especially when you know you are right.
  17. Be humble even when you make it.
  18. There’s nothing wrong with becoming an original character.

Luck Is Where Preparation Meets Opportunity

Today more than ever we live in a world saturated with knowledge, innovation, creativity and technology than has ever been in the recorded history of human kind. There is low hanging fruit so to speak everywhere. Why do so few people not reach up and grab it?

ProblemSolvingVince Lombardi states that luck is where preparation meets opportunity. I believe that so very few people reach up and grab their destiny is because so few people are preparing for it. So few people are looking for solution to the challenges that they are faced with day in and day out. They go into each day dealing with problems instead of going into each day with a new perceptive reality of solving challenges that are inevitably going to come. Great minds and great thinkers are always great problem solvers, they are solution finders. Here I am reading a book called Hidden Solutions All Around You— Why Some People Can See Them and Some Can’t by Daniel  R. Castro.

I pray that I am ready. I pray that you prepare your fields and become ready for your harvest. Is your brain prepared, is your health prepared, are your emotions prepared to observe new discoveries, to innovate new ideas, and breakthrough limiting beliefs that have been set in your past for years or even decades?

Carthaginian General Hannibal says, “we will either find a way or make one.” My challenge to you today is to accept the truth that there is no such thing as a problem without a solution. Think about every challenge you’ve ever faced in your life, there was always a solution which eventually presented itself. You may not have always liked it, you may not have always accepted that the solution was there. It was a matter of choice to pursue it. There are no impossible situations in life, only difficult decisions waiting to be made.

Bruising, Bleeding Gums and Strokes

Bruising – Bleeding Gums – Strokes
Vitality, health and well being depend upon the delivery of healthy, nutritionally rich blood throughout your body, but without a healthy circulatory system, blood health does not matter – one must have both.

Every cubic inch of your body is rich with arteries, veins and lymph circulation. A pound of your body has up to two miles of circulatory tissue. Keeping all of this microscopic “plumbing” in good working order is the key to vascular health. Just like the plumbing in your home, when your vascular “plumbing” is sick it either “leaks” or “clogs”. Leaking plumbing is the focus of this Issue of The Nutritional Essentials.

Bruises, bleeding gums, and strokes could be the results of nutritional deficiency. Bruising, bleeding gums, and hemorrhagic “bleeding” strokes are all signs of an unhealthy “leaking” vascular system. While bruising and bleeding gums do not seem life threatening, they are definite indicators that “the plumbing is leaking” which can lead to greater health concerns, such as stroke.

Each year, 84,000 Americans are victims of brain bleeding, the deadliest form of stroke. Of these, 31,500 die within a month of their stroke, and most who survive are left with significant disability, making stroke the leading cause of serious, long-term disability in the United States. Since bleeding strokes are seen more frequently in younger patients, the condition is especially tragic as people are struck down in the prime of their lives.
Families, friends and victims of these vascular accidents cry out for help. What could be the cause of this? Why are these conditions on the rise? What is the answer? How could this have happened? He was so healthy! And now this!

Healthy “plumbing” is the result of perfect cooperation between healthy connective tissue making up the vessel walls and healthy blood that feeds and repairs that very same tissue.

While congenital variations of tissue structure and strength are factors in some vascular accidents and strokes, the prevention of bruising, bleeding gums and vascular leakage depends upon choices we make every day.

The food we choose to eat, the toxins we are exposed to that cause nutritional deficiency and the whole food supplements we consume all impact our health. 1, 2, 3
Important note: Once bruising, bleeding gums, frequent bloody nose, or stroke appear it is likely you have had a condition of nutritional deficiency for a long time, sometimes a very long time. The body must remain in a state of nutritional deficiency for an extended period of time for symptoms of any condition to develop. Don’t wait for early signs of vascular leakage to appear! Begin today to prevent possible strokes and cerebral vascular accidents.

Prevention is the key!

The health of the vascular system depends on the integrity of the arteries, veins and capillaries. Vascular Health Building blocks are found in foods rich in vitamin complexes, bioflavonoids, essential fatty acids and calcium. Let’s review their role in preventing bruising, bleeding gums, bloody nose, or stroke.
Bioflavonoids, (the vascular fragility factor), sometimes known as Vitamin P, increases capillary strength, maintains the integrity of the capillary walls and decreases the risk of bleeding.
Vitamin K is vitally important to a healthy blood clotting mechanism. Vitamin K supports capillary integrity and is helpful in the production of fibrin, a connective tissue protein responsible for proper clotting.4

Lifestyle Choices are a Key to Vascular Health

Vitamin T is a nutrient found in sesame seeds that supports healthy blood and platelets. The synergy of platelets and clotting factors activated by calcium initiates the blood clotting process.
Calcium supports connective tissue such as blood and blood vessels. Calcium initiates blood clotting by activating platelets and clotting factors.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that protects the fat soluble vitamins and their carriers, and balances the actions of the vitamin K complex.
This combination of Vascular Health building factors helps to build strong vessel walls to prevent leakage, build healthy blood for appropriate clotting times and assists in the modulation of vascular inflammation.

Lifestyle Choices are a Key to Health

To establish and maintain a healthy vascular system one must live a lifestyle which reduces toxins known to deplete the body of nutrients, while eating plenty of organic whole foods high in Vascular Health Building nutrients. Regardless of whether you are recovering from a cardiovascular disease, from bruising, bleeding gums, bloody nose or wisely want to prevent future problems, my advice is the same:

  1. Avoid processed foods made from sugar, flour, unhealthy fats and chemical additives which deplete the body of nutrients.
  2. Reduce environmental toxins in your kitchen, bath, garage and medicine cabinet. That’s because these toxins consume antioxidants and other health resources and lead to nutritional deficiency.
  3. Eat healthy whole foods high in antioxidants, organic minerals and vitamin complexes found in fresh vegetables and fruit.
  4. The assimilation of nutrients requires healthy digestion and absorption. Even the best quality food does no good without proper digestion. (See TNE-3)
  5. Eat healthy fats to enhance your assimilation of vitamins and minerals while boosting your production of natural anti-inflammatories.
  6. Take whole food concentrate supplements from Standard Process high in Vascular Health Building nutrients. Ask me which ones are likely to help you!
  • Cyruta Plus©—introduced in 1950, Providing a wealth of natural Vitamin P (the vascular fragility factor) Cyruta Plus’s healthful bioflavonoids support conditions of bruising, broken blood vessels, bleeding gums.†
  • Chlorophyll Complex – introduced in 1948 is fat- soluble, organic chlorophyll made from alfalfa, buckwheat, pea vines, tillandsia, sesame seeds, carrots and soybean plants. This whole food is a complex source of the fat-soluble antioxidant vitamins A, K, E and F, lecithin and an organic mineral source of magnesium, iron, potassium, trace minerals. A natural source of vitamin K, Chlorophyll Complex supports capillary integrity, is helpful in the production of fibrin (important in the clotting mechanism.) †
  • Calcium Lactate since 1947 this vegetarian source of calcium has been well known for its easy assimilation by the body. Calcium supports connective tissue which blood and blood vessels are both classified. Calcium initiates blood clotting by activating platelets and clotting factors. Most all vitamins have some role to play in the regulation of calcium, especially Vitamin F, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E and Vitamin K which are all found in Chlorophyll Complex and Cyruta Plus.†

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. They are to support your health.

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2. Fung, TT et al: Prospective study of major dietary patterns and stroke risk in women. Stroke. 2004 Sep;35(9):2014-9.
3. Sauvaget, C et al: Vegetable and fruit intake and stroke mortality in the Hiroshima/ Nagasaki Life Span Study. Stroke. 2003 Oct;34(10):2355-60.
4. Vermeer C et al: Beyond deficiency: potential benefits of increased intakes of vitamin K for bone and vascular health. Eur J Nutr. 2004 Dec;43(6):325-35.
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