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What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus

The next time you experience a cold or the flu, remember this: rather than take conventional drugs to suppress uncomfortable symptoms, it's better for your health to allow the cold or flu to run its course while you get plenty of physical and emotional rest.

Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that there is no "cure" for the common cold, that you should protect yourself against the flu with a vaccine that is laden with toxic chemicals, and that during the midst of a cold or flu, it is favorable to ease your discomfort with a variety of medications that can suppress your symptoms. Read more about What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus

 

General Preparedness Stockpile List

In the event that an emergency requires that we stay at home for an extended period of time, it's prudent to have a stockpile of everyday essentials, enough to meet the needs of a household for at least three weeks.  What follows are some suggestions for what to keep in storage in the event that we need to quarantine ourselves at home. 

Groceries: Read more about General Preparedness Stockpile List

 

What If We Knew Everyone's Date of Death?

What if we could see everyone's date of death in an imaginary bubble above their head?

How would knowing the day that people will die impact the way we see and treat them?

Take a moment to think about the people around you, those you know best.  Are you consistently treating them as you would if you knew the precise day when they will be gone?

What would you change about your approach to life if you knew your own date of expiration and that of those around you? Read more about What If We Knew Everyone's Date of Death?

 

How We Measure Success

I can't comment on other cultures, but I can attest that most Korean parents derive a lot of satisfaction from discussing how well their grown children are doing with their careers.

A while back, I stumbled upon the following priceless commercial that aired in Malaysia over the Chinese New Year holiday several years back. Most of it is painfully familiar to Asians of my generation and I'm guessing to many from other cultures as well. The closing scene never fails to leave me with a heavy lump in my chest. Read more about How We Measure Success

 

Margaret's Moroccan Delight Recipe

This is an ultra simple and delicious Moroccan dish that my wife Margaret learned many moons ago. It's rich in a number of nutrients, including healthy protein, folate, fatty acids, and fiber.

If you have access to ripe avocados, be sure to include some on the side, as avocados combine beautifully with chickpeas and fresh lemon. Read more about Margaret's Moroccan Delight Recipe

 

Shelby's Sweet Potato Fries

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Ingredients:

3 medium or 2 large sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 teaspoon of curry powder
Pinch of sea salt
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish Read more about Shelby's Sweet Potato Fries

 

Full Body Cleanse: The Basics

Originally published in January of 2010

Here are some of the most common questions that I receive on a weekly basis from people seeking guidance on how to cleanse and detoxify their bodies: Read more about Full Body Cleanse: The Basics

 

The Power of a Heartfelt Apology

Updated on February 6, 2020

If I can share just one bit of relationship advice to our sons before I no longer have much influence on their development, it is this:

A genuine apology from the heart can heal, nourish, and inspire in ways that no amount of money or counselling can.

I feel this holds true in every type of relationship, including between life partners, parents and their children, friends, work colleagues, teachers and students, and businesses and their clients. Based on my life experiences thus far, I've come to believe that many humans don't appreciate the value of delivering a heartfelt sorry.

In the moment that we realize that we have made a mistake or we are told by someone that we have hurt their feelings, whether our mistake was purposeful or inadvertent, do we have the emotional intelligence to process our mistake, take full responsibility for it, and deliver a genuine apology? Read more about The Power of a Heartfelt Apology

 

An Often Overlooked Cause of Vomiting

Most parents don't realize that not getting enough food can be the cause of unexplained vomiting in the middle of the night or first thing in the morning.

Where there is no fever, stomach flu, or any other common cause of vomiting in younger children, vomiting is often caused by low blood sugar. Most typically, this happens to children between 8 months and 4.5 to 5 years of age. Read more about An Often Overlooked Cause of Vomiting

 

How To Properly Wash Your Hands

The step that is often missed is washing the tips of the fingers, which is partly intended to clean the underside of the ends of our fingernails where pathogens tend to thrive.

All things being equal, it's best to keep fingernails trimmed, as longer nails pick up and hold more potential pathogens. Read more about How To Properly Wash Your Hands

 

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