Taking a risk to open up step by step

It is a challenge like no other to talk from your heart.

Step One: You must get clear inside yourself about what point you are trying to share with another person.

Ask yourself How do I feel  about this issue?

Am I mad, sad, hurt… Then ask yourself where does this feeling come from.

Is it the first time I’ve felt this way or through reflection can I remember other times  I’ve felt this way. Maybe those times are not with this peoson, but the feeling  feels the same.

Spend time making a through study on the source of this reaction or feeling inside you.

Part Two: Ask yoruself what am I trying to learn our of this reoccuring situation.

What is the other person trying to helpo me learn. Be honest and listen to yor heart now for guidance.

When you have gotten this “message” so to speak. You should feel a release of this emotion or feeling inside. Relief. Now with this new insight decide if you want to share  what you are learning with the person you had the challenging interaction with.

Part Three: If you want to share you new insights with the the person that helped you become aware of the basis of your emotion you can. Remember the purpose of sharing this insight is not to change the other person, but to share from your heart how the words or situation made you feel.

An example is  Are you in a space to listen to me? “When you said… I felt…   Then I thought and prayed about it and learned this about myself.  Thanks for listening to me. I love you.

No Shame -No Blame ever.

There is only one way through and with an open heart.

For information on communicating with an open heart. email: healthylivingcenter@gmail.com

Diabetic help from a peppery spice

Are you familiar with the pungent peppery West African spice known as grains of paradise or scientifically as Aframomum melegueta? It is a member of the ginger family that grows well in the swamps along the coast.

In African folklore medicine grains of paradise is used as a digestive aid. Today scientists are testing and hoping that an extract from this plant will become the newest diabetic medicine.

Raskin a Rutgers scientist says the extract could help to prevent the onset of diabetes in people at high risk and could be given prophylactically to individuals who have a family history of diabetes, or have other risk factors for developing such disease.

Diabetes spice -Justin Mullins NewScientist.com October 29, 2008

Comment: Why not work with American plants that have historical been used in the southwestern US to help control blood sugar problems like agave, cinnamon, tumeric and prickly pear?


The health of the body, mind and energy is dependent on proper hydration.

The following will not be of significant help in hydrating your body:

Drinking juices, alcohol, coffee or any caffeinated beverages.

Drinking any liquid out of plastic or plastic lined containers

Eating foods that have been cooked in too much salty water or salted too much.

Eating processed foods

Being excessively stressed or not sleeping enough over a long period of time.

Drinking most waters does not help our hydration levels much.

Hydrating the cells of the body involves increasing the bioavailability of the water being consumed so the cells can take water into themselves that can be used efficiently.

You see we have been under hydrated since before birth.

Your health, peace of mind and body, communication ability, long productive and health filled life depends on hydration.

Antidepressants linked to sperm DNA damage

This is the second study by a team of researchers at Cornell Medical Center in New York which points to a possible effect on sperm quality.
SSRIs taken by millions of men to alleviate depression may affect their fertility, say US scientists.

New Scientist magazine reported that a small group of healthy men were given paroxetine an antidepressant for four weeks and had significantly higher levels of sperm DNA damage. These men may not have serious problems becoming a father. (Think of the potential for damage to unborn.-editor’s comment)

Paroxetine, sold as Seroxat or Paxil, is one of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants in the UK. They recruited 35 healthy volunteers who provided sperm samples before and during paroxetine treatment.

Under the microscope, there appeared to be not much difference between the “before” and “after” samples, with the shape and movement of sperm apparently normal in both samples.

However, tests on “DNA fragmentation” produced a different result.

Some sperm with DNA problems can be found in every sample, and 13.8% of sperm cells in those produced before treatment were found to be fragmented. This marker elevated four week mark, this had risen to 30.3%.

Studies have found that couples where the man’s sperm has higher levels of DNA damage produce fewer embryos, and their embryos are less likely to implant successfully in the womb.

Antidepressants are powerful drugs, so in a sense it is no surprise that research is discovering more about their impact on the body.

This damage to the DNA may also effect a mother who takes SSRIIs and then no one has studied the effects on the embryonic tissues to my knowledge.-editor’s note

Dr Andrew McCulloch, of the Mental Health Foundation, said: “Most medications carry some level of risk, and antidepressants are no different.
“They are powerful drugs, so in a sense it is no surprise that research is discovering more about their impact on the body.

“More investment is needed in other mental health treatments such as talking therapies and exercise therapy.” (Add homeopathy, neuroemotional kinessiology, …-editor’s note)

Antidepressants ‘may harm sperm