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Mind, Body, Soul
A Tonic and Food For Thought
By Mona Lease

Greetings, Gals!! With the holidays upon us, I thought I'd say: "Keep up with the limbering and relaxation exercises." Enjoy the following recipes for health and some "food for thought."

Ginger Water: The healthiest drink to "burn all the fat" from the waist, back, and thighs! (This actually does work...it does not burn "all" of the fat...but it does get rid of a good 3/4 of it. I quit with the chemicals in food...most fast-foods, too.).

Some thin slices of ginger root, Juice of one lemon (optional), 1.5 liters of water. Boil the water and add the ginger slices. Let the mixture simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the mixture from the stove and let cool. Strain it. Add a little lemon and drink. (My advice for those of you who want it sweetened - I use cane sugar. The package needs to say "cane sugar." Add it sparingly. I find "sweeteners" add another chemical I do not want.).

Ginger is able to combat high cholesterol levels in the body, thus preventing all kinds of diseases related to this disease.

This powerful drink also helps regulate blood pressure and prevent and fight the formation of blood clots in the arteries.

Ginger water is able to successfully combat joint inflammation, joint problems, and diseases such as rheumatism or osteoarthritis.

This drink also fights free radicals, which are often the cause of cancer.

Ginger has anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce pain and inflammation of joints.

I also know that people who are taking chemotherapy drugs drink a tea like this (or chew/suck the raw ginger root...it comes candied, too)...minus the lemon. I'm told it stops or substantially reduces the associated nausea and vomiting. - Organic Planner

"I want to go on a road trip. I want to sleep in crappy motels. I want to sing along to happy songs while driving. I want to watch the sun rise in a different city every morning. I want to take pictures of new places. I just want to go." - Spilled Ink

"My Grown-Up Christmas List: No more lives torn apart. The wars would never start. And time would heal all hearts. And everyone would have a friend. And good would always win. And love would never end..... This is my grown-up Christmas list." - Sun Gazing

"Become friends with people who aren't your age. Hang out with people whose first language isn't the same as yours. Get to know someone who doesn't come from your social class. This is how you grow. - Wild Woman Sisterhood

"Health does not always come from medicine. Most of the time it comes from peace of mind, peace in the heart, peace of soul. It comes from laughter and love." - Sun Gazing

"I run on chocolate, raw truth, wild water, sassy one-liners, spontaneous adventures, inappropriate thoughts, far-fetched dreams, and moonlight." - Peace, Love, and Everything Else

"Forgive yourself for the blindness that put you in the path of those who betrayed you. Sometimes a good heart doesn't see the bad." - Halos and Horns Fun Page

"Rule Number 1: Forget what they think." - Halos and Horns Fun Page

"When you love what you have, you have everything you need." - Peace, Love and Everything Else

"I have completely mastered the right way to do everything wrong." - Halos and Horns Fun Page

"Dear Santa: I've been good all year. Okay, most of the time. Once in a while. Never mind, I'll buy my own stuff." - Sun Gazing

"Sometimes all you need is for someone to just be there, even if they can't solve your problems. Just knowing there is someone who cares can make all the difference." - sun.gazing.com

The best is yet to be!!    MONA


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