I am so very happy to introduce to you my first guest writer and a dear, dear friend of mine, Keri Lynn! She has an amazing heart full of love and kindness toward all people. Keri is an entrepreneur and owner of TriPow, the “pure premium power” company. They provide the most amazing source of premium power, a blue-green algae called spirulina.
“Spirulina is a blue-green algae that is one of the most widely researched foods on the planet! It was described by the United Nations World Food conference of 1974 as the “best food for the future.” This is because Spirulina contains the highest concentration of nutrients of almost any food. Complete with digestible vegetable protein (60-70%), beta carotene, GLA, Vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to name a few.”
Knowledge is power. The ABC’s of 2016 – Keri Lynn
Do you ever lie in bed at night and wonder about the insanity? Instead of deep REM sleep, I sometimes ponder the state of our world health, and who this week will receive the dreaded cancer diagnosis. I worry about our sick environment and the corruption where money truly seems to be the root of all evils with politics and many big Industries. (Maybe I should get cable as a distraction!)
Emotions and its affect on your health
It can be overwhelming to me as I’m a parent worried about the fate of my children. Every day is a conscious decision to stay balanced, grounded and positive. As the father of modern psychology said, “By changing the inner attitude of our minds, we can change the outer aspects of our lives!” Emotions can have strong immediate effects on our health both physiologically & psychologically. Instead of allowing fear or anger to have debilitating effects, I use them to initiate change. I’ve been attending lectures from researchers, and delving into published articles and studies, and it is becoming apparent that positive shifts happening! Change is imminent as our lives literally depend on it!
Historian Henry Buckle wrote, “Although the origin of a new opinion may be thus due to a single man, the result which the new opinion produces depends on the condition of the people among whom it is propagated.”
Disease and our environment
Why is this relevant? There is a connection between the exponential rise in diseases and the environment. The cost of healthcare is exceeding our ability to fund it. The rise of discontent in our medical system is evident by the rise in popularity of alternative practitioners and medical tourism. People are waking up and demanding change because the current conditions we live in are making us sick.
The chemical revolution
In the 1970’s, there was a chemical revolution where approximately 85,000 chemicals were approved for commercial use. There is closer to 100,000 chemicals currently. I wish the ABC’s were as simple today as back in the 60’s. C is for cookie…and today carcinogens! The list is massive: Atrazine, Acrylates, Benzophenone, Butoxyethanol, Coal Tars, Dioxins, Ethanolamine, Fragrance, Parabens and the list goes on. More than 90% of these chemicals have never been tested for their effects on human health. CDC researchers have measured BPA (one of the most toxic chemicals) in 93% of urine samples from a broad national sample of adults. BPA has been found in urine, breast milk, amniotic fluid and cord blood of babies, along with flame retardants, fuels and solvents to name just a few.
Beauty industry chemicals add to toxic overload
Canada ranks tops in the global beauty market. Many of the chemicals in the lotions, potions and anti aging products are also adding to the toxic overload. The total exposure of personal care products, household products, food, air and water all adds up. Linked to organ toxicity, heavy metal poisoning, endocrine disruption, hormonal imbalance, cancer & inevitably death, isn’t it time we said no?
A friend of mine fighting cancer just had a toxicology report done which revealed high levels of about 30 noxious chemicals. The test is around $1300 and tells quite a sad story! History shows that early exposure to toxins, determines later increased risk. Did these toxins come from a chemical bath in utero transferred from the generations? Are they from the workplace environment? Is it the chemical sprays and GMO foods? We can only connect the dots looking back and make changes going forward. It breaks my heart.
Let’s make a healthier planet
We all wake up and make informed, conscious decisions each day. It’s a choice to live clean and eat clean for health. One of the best things we can do is AVOID the toxic chemicals making us sick. Also, understand food is medicine. Dandelions are some of the most medicinal, blood purifying plants on the earth, yet somehow they have been construed as a noxious weed & sprayed with harmful herbicides. When the perfect yard becomes a picture of beautiful, yellow flowers, we will have a much healthier planet.
Fill your body with plants in all colours of the rainbow. The high antioxidants and pigments in these superfoods help counteract the toxic burden we carry. Detoxification is not a fad word, but crucial in the environment we live in. Think green plants to support your liver, clean your body and build your blood.
You can make a difference
In time, small changes will make a difference. We may not have 100% control with the exposure to environmental toxins, however we can step into our power and clean out the fridge, cupboards, makeup bags and cleaning cabinets. Keep it simple! Energy goes where intention flows! Be aware and don’t buy into the brainwashing attempts to sucker you into purchasing poison.
Hope for the future
It’s exciting to see more natural products on the market today. We have an incredible network of passionate people in our city that have gifts of knowledge to share. Get networking and learn how to make your own safe and natural beauty products and cleaners. Check out your health food stores, often staffed with holistic nutritionists. Farmers markets are bustling with health conscious vendors and shoppers supporting local, organic and handmade.
There are many initiatives of like-minded people collectively fighting for change. Together we can, and will all make the difference so there is hope for the future.
Wishing you all much health & vitality!
Please visit Keri-Lynn at the Strathcona Farmers market every Saturday morning or please visit her website:
From my heart to yours with love,