July 29, 2011

We've Spruced Up !

There is a park near us that the Chickadees come right to your hand for seeds!

My daughter wanted to give Lupus Hope a new look! Hope you like it!

Holistic Medicine Practitioner Search Engine

This site has  a great search capability...just ALWAYS get references for the practitioner you choose!
Whether you choose to see a conventional or alternative practitioner there are good ones and bad ones and you should always check references.

July 28, 2011

11 Goals to Enhance Your Life

How cute is this!! my daughter took this photo

I've been feeling "stuck in a rut" laltely, don't know if it's a midlife crisis sneaking up on me.
I really liked this article I will try to do some or all of the suggestions...will you?


July 27, 2011

Basic Relationship Needs by S. Hein

Again it's not only the food you eat that matters .....do you get these basic relationship needs met in your relationships???

Basic Needs in Relationships

If you have been involved in emotionally abusive relationships, you may not have a clear idea of what a healthy relationship is like. Evna (1992) suggests the following as basic needs in a relationship for you and your partner: (I have changed this from "rights" to "needs" and made other small changes- S.Hein)

  • The need for good will from the others.
  • The need for emotional support.
  • The need to be heard by the other and to be responded to with respect and acceptance
  • The need to have your own view, even if others have a different view.
  • The need to have your feelings and experience acknowledged as real.
  • The need to receive a sincere apology for any jokes or actions you find offensive.
  • The need for clear, honest and informative answers to questions about what affects you.
  • The need to for freedom from accusation, interrogation and blame.
  • The need to live free from criticism and judgment.
  • The need to have your work and your interests respected.
  • The need for encouragement.
  • The need for freedom from emotional and physical threat.
  • The need for freedom from from angry outburst and rage.
  • The need for freedom from labels which devalue you.
  • The need to be respectfully asked rather than ordered.
  • The need to have your final decisions accepted.
  • The need for privacy at times.

July 25, 2011

Ann Marie Gianni With a Homemade Wrinkle Reducer!

A How to Video! You can buy Irish Moss from the Renegade Health Store or any other health food store that carries it.

 I ordered Irish Moss just recently from Renegade Health and have it soaking in the fridge as I speak/write, I am trying it for the first time in a recipe from Cafe Gratitude. The recipe is from Cafe Gratitude's book "Sweet Gratitude" I will let you know how my first experience with making a raw dessert with Irish Moss goes! Wish me luck!
If I have leftover soaked Irish Moss I will try this mask too!

Here's the Video

July 22, 2011

Negative Emotions and Illness by Alex Ortner

Wanted to post a link to this instead  of the entire email but couldn't figure out how to,
 looked like a message I needed to hear today...thought I'd pass it along...
do YOU need this message as well???

If Research Shows That Negative Emotions Can Lead Illnesses to Worsen...What Do You Think Your Emotions Are Doing For Your Health Right Now?
Hi Toni,
There are a number of studies available that have shown the effects of our mind on our physical health. One of these such studies was done with cancer patients where patients that held certain negative emotions were shown on average to have their symptoms worsen and patients with positive thoughts were shown on average to have their symptoms improve.
There were four main causes for these patients worsening symptoms and they were number 1, an inability to release their anger and resentment, number 2, problems with intimacy in relationships, number 3, a low self worth and number 4 they felt like a victim of their condition.
The positive emotions that cause improvements were even more profound...
Can you guess what the top 2 emotions were that brought on improvements? To find out go ahead and watch the third installment in the fr*ee "Cracking your Health Code" series by clicking on the image to the right.
The first two videos in the series were phenomenal (you can watch them by clicking here for #1 or clicking here for #2) but I think that this video is probably my favorite because as you may already know...I'm a huge proponent of the connection between our emotions and our health.
I've seen countless people who eat well but get sick because they live with heavy negative emotions like anger, resentment and guilt.
What I found especially interesting about this video is what Dr. Dan and Morgan Langan had to say about the mental process that people are taken through with traditional doctors and how it effects their health.
If for no other reason...watch this video to open up your awareness to the psychological damage that doctors and drug companies cause that lead to worsening health and the psychological victim mentalities that they instill that cause serious harm.
To watch this video go here:
To your health,

Alex Ortner

July 21, 2011

Great Relationship Advice For Love.... AND Respect!

Here is another thing in your life that you need to work on to be healthy, you need to have healthy relationships. Not only with your significant other but also siblings, friends, moms, dads, aunts and uncles, cousins, coworkers, etc. You need love and respect. I found this article a while back.... enjoy! I know I will!


New "My Favorite Books" Links

I added some of my favorite books to the left top of my blog's start up page. If you click on them it will take you to www.amazon.com  to have a closer look at or even inside the book. Please also remember to visit your local library also to look at the books for free and get all the information you need to be healthier for free! (Unless you return a book late or if you don't return a book :( 

Please comment on your favorite books below or send me an email at lonedoggy@netzero.com

July 20, 2011

How Long are your Telomeres? and TA65

One of the hottest new buzz phrases...

"How long are your telomeres and how can you keep them long?"

TA-65 is a natural plant based product found in a certain species of the Chinese herb astragalus, not all astragulus contains TA-65. It is super expensive to buy...is it really worth it? Does it really work?
Here is more info on the subject.




http://www.drdavesbest.com/wolfe/ TA-65 and how to order


Another side of the story? http://healthstemcellstechnology.blogspot.com/2010/12/ta-65-hype-telomerase-activator-fails.html

http://telomeraseactivation.org/ Dr. Sears

July 19, 2011

My Trusted Health "Gurus"

I continue to remind you NEVER take what someone says at "blind faith" investigate and research information for yourself (this also includes information from your doctor, by the way ) Find the best solutions for your body and life! Even though I trust the people below if they said to "jump off the brooklyn bridge" and I'd be healed and no more Lupus...no thanks....you get my drift....

David Wolfe http://www.davidwolfe.com/

Dr. Mercola MD  http://www.mercola.com/

Nick Ortner http://www.thetappingsolution.com/blog/tag/nick-ortner/

Kevin Gianni http://renegadehealth.com/blog/

Mark Hyman MD http://drhyman.com/

Stephen Sinatra MD http://www.drsinatra.com/

Dr. Steve Nenninger ND http://web.me.com/stevenenninger/SteveNenninger/Home.html

Dr. Fred Pescatore MD  http://www.drpescatore.com/drpescatore

Dr. Doni Wilson ND http://www.doctordoni.com/

Mike Adams http://www.naturalnews.com/

Donna Gates http://bodyecology.com/

I am sure there are others, but these are the names that come to my mind right now....

July 16, 2011

Health Advocates and PANDAS (strep) by Meg Wolff

Many of the moms of Autistic children that I talk with know about PANDAS the moral of this story is the more you invite others into your life the more information you find out. Each little piece of the puzzle can come together. And you won't have to say "I wish I had known that sooner". I  continue to educate people because I feel that at least I want people to know they have other choices to feel better or even heal their disease. Then you make your choice in an educated manner. Knowledge is power and empowering!

More on PANDAS

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PANDAS (This wiki article seems on target)


July 15, 2011

Sierra Club - Care About Your Environment

Sierra Club has local chapters that you can join to have fun, meet people and learn how to protect the environment at the same time. The more you get involved with people of like minds the more you can change your life for the better and healthier!


Dr. Mercola on Chlorella (major detoxification!!!!)

There are a few "go to" people that I trust with their health information and research, Dr. Mercola is one of those people.
Of course you should always be an open-minded skeptic and always try to research things yourself or at least make sure items or protocols are safe for you and your specific health challenges.
Click below for an article on chlorella.


Please read this article and sign up for his e-newsletters they are chock full of the most recent, cutting edge health promoting information. You can enter your email on the top right of his site and be in the know!


July 14, 2011

Order IgG Testing Direct to Your Door!

A Sample Test of A Person With Really Bad IgG Allergies

My Naturopath, Dr. Steve Nenninger ND,  is making IgG testing readily available. The test requires a finger tip pin prick and the blood drops to be put in a few circles on a special test paper then sent to the lab for analysis. Dr. Steve will then send you your results via email. You can decide if you would like a consultation with him after you get the results. The test covers 96 different foods. This test helped me find out the foods my body had issues with and when I avoided those foods I felt so much better.
Click on the link below to read more.


July 9, 2011

My Outgoing Comments Box is Having Technical Difficulties

While I figure out why I can receive but not send comments on Lupus Hope I wanted to comment back to Shaista.

Thank you Shaista for the kind words...it is rough (pardon the pun) because I find myself so expecting Jenna to be there. I take out 3 dog bowls instead of just 2 now and sadly put one back...and the other day, out of habit, I cooked 3 eggs, one for each dog, and then was sad because Jenna missed her delicious breakfast  (PS My husband, daughter and I don't even eat eggs we're all allergic only my son and animals do! I buy them mostly for my animals!) Jenna was such an easy going dog and very sweet almost no trouble at all to look after, but she did love her food (and could even steal foods at inappropriate times...) We miss her, but time will heal....Toni

July 8, 2011

My Oldest Dog Has Passed On....

My oldest dog Jenna, at almost 13 years old, passed over the "Rainbow Bridge".

http://youtu.be/ZcQvYh_3Atw A touching video about the Rainbow Bridge Poem for anyone that has lost a beloved pet.

My dog Jenna had gotten very ill about 3 months ago she had diarrhea and was not eating and hiding in the bushes outside in the cold weather, shivering...we thought she was a goner...we had thought she got into poison outside of some kind.

Then we took her to the vet and the vet stopped the diarrhea and she began eating lightly again but we found from xrays taken that she had a very large liver tumor and probably wouldn't make it much longer.

She lived another 3 happy months, really springing back from the illness. I feed my dogs raw food (the Volhard Diet) and we added in more veggies and greens and chicken soup and broth and rice baby cereal and she did very well for a time..... but the vet warned that the mass was large and would probably eventually affect her eating and digestion and press on nerves and hurt her, most likely the vet told us she was already in pain.

Well this week she started having trouble walking and couldn't get comfortable in any position to relax and we decided that it was time to put her to sleep....it was very sad but we are happy to know she is at peace now.

July 1, 2011

"Your Health" with Dr. Richard Becker and Cindy Becker

Dr. Richard Becker MD was given the diagnosis of cancer. He researched cancer along with his wife and found holistic medicine. He reversed his cancer and is now in great health. He no longer practices medicine, instead he researches the newest holistic information and shares this on his TV show. He and his wife own Bioinnovations which is a company that sells holistic and natural supplements, books, and super foods to help people learn how to heal themselves. They are also Christians.

Read their story here   http://www.bioinnovations.net/about.asp
Their website http://www.bioinnovations.net/
 Here are some of the show topics lately:


Fruits of the World Noni, Acai, Gogj, Mangosteen

Handling Heartburn Naturally

Managing Diabetes

Diabetes Doctor/Patient Terminology

Medicinal Mushrooms

They also have the most comprehensive Celiac Disease show, the best I've ever seen! (I even ordered a copy for my home library and to share with others through my classes) They do single vitamin shows like D3, B vitamins including B12, cancer, heart disease, wild oregano oil, olive leaf extract, and all their advice is holistic first, medication second, and medication only when absolutely necessary.

I watch their show on Verizon FIOS, on ALN (American Life Network) .

You can order  DVD's of singly recorded You Health shows here: