An excerpt from BREAKING BRANCHES and Enjoying Backyard Living, HYDROTHERAPY, USING WATER to HEAL. This book can make a difference in your life!

When we sleep for eight hours, the most important thing to do when we get out of bed slowly, is to hydrate, drink water as soon as possible. We lose water/moisture when we sleep, we drool, sweat and make love (physical activity) hopefully; not asleep. Why do most heart attacks occur in the morning? In my opinion, it may be related to dehydration, which leads to the blood being thicker and harder to pump.

Table of Contents

Section 1:   Healthy Backyard Living

  1. Why Share This Information … 7
  2. Grass Out Garden In … 9
  3. Green Tea Leaves … 11
  4. Breaking Branches … 15
  5. More Than a Mud Foot Bath … 19

Section 2:   Natural Remedies and Results

  1. How I Keep Mosquitoes at Bay … 24
  2. Fast-Acting Relief from Insect Bites …27
  3. Heel Spur, Gone … 31
  4. Dad’s Pain and Tingling … 34
  5. My Joint Pain Solution … 35
  6. Natural Dental Care … 37

Section 3:  Recipes

  1. Recipes and Remedies … 38

Section 4:  Bonus Information

  1. Hydrotherapy, Using Water to Heal … 40
  2. Other Backyard Encounters … 44

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An excerpt from BREAKING BRANCHES and Enjoying Backyard Living, HYDROTHERAPY

So, what caused my suffering like I never experienced before? I generally urinate four to five time during my work day shift, which means I am also hydrating adequately. A few days before my symptoms started, I noticed that my urine was darker. What color should the urine be, if not taking medications that would change it?

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An excerpt from BREAKING BRANCHES and Enjoying Backyard Living,

HYDROTHERAPY

So, what caused my suffering like I never experienced before? I generally urinate four to five time during my work day shift, which means I am also hydrating adequately. A few days before my symptoms started, I noticed that my urine was darker. What color should the urine be, if not taking medications that would change it?

There are many things we can do to improve digestion of food and the single most important is, to chew our food. What state should the food we swallow be in? A liquid state. I have never heard of a person choking from swallowing liquids.

When we bypass the first step of our digestive system, by not chewing food to the consistency of what we would give a baby, the result could be devastating! Choking, bloating, heartburn, and constipation are just a few of the discomforts that we may experience.

Many of us have heard that it takes about 36 hours to digest meats. We have also heard that the acid in our stomach can burn a hole in metal. If the stomach acid is that potent, then it should not take 36 hours to digest meat. Now, if the meat is arriving in the stomach intact, it will take longer to break down.

One of the things I do to aid the transit time (from mouth to anus) of meats is, cut the meat into small pieces. This makes it easier to chew, resulting in a liquid state faster and faster absorption of nutrients. And of course, faster transit time, that is generally less than 24 hours. I was able to confirm this by eating a small beet with my main meal. The next day, my third bowel movement had a purple color to it from the digested beet, and this is how I was able to calculate the transit time.

Swallowing foods in a liquefied state will definitely improve digestion and comfort.

 

By now, most of us know the reasons why we should be mindful of our cookware. Our food is already contaminated enough. Why add to it through our pots and pans with non-stick surfaces or aluminum, just because they are easier to clean!

In my research for pots, I discovered that a little bit of common-sense can be helpful in making better decisions. I have bought pots that were labeled stainless steel, but when I tested them at home I found they were made of something else! How did I test them? I used one of the magnets stuck to my refrigerator. I learned a long time ago that a magnet should always stick to metal or steel.

For example, I bought a magnetic bracelet. I heard about the benefits of magnetic therapy for pain and other ailments. It’s a therapy that has been around for centuries, so I assumed the benefits must be true. Honestly, I haven’t noticed any benefits, but the bracelet is stylish! I wear it every day and it came in handy when I was in the market for a new pot.

I went to a discount store and the first pot I looked at had stainless steel stamped on it. So, I removed my magnetic bracelet from my wrist and proceeded to verify if it was so. The magnets on my bracelet did not stick to the inner areas of the pot, they slid to the bottom and moved around from side to side when I tilted it. Fortunately, I was able to find a another pot labeled stainless steel that the magnets stuck to on all surfaces, inside and out. This was the one I bought

Having a magnet at the store to confirm the authenticity of the stainless steel pot, was a time saver and ensured I was not introducing contaminants in my cooked meals.

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Testing a pot labeled stainless steel with a magnetic bracelet.

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Growing up in Barbados, I can remember only swatting mosquitoes at night and hearing them buzzing around my ears. Now, it is a different story; they can be active any time of day, and even in cooler weather. When I see flies in my yard in the daytime, I know I can expect to see mosquitoes too. So for me, an important part of my ritual is to spend time in my backyard daily, regardless of the temperature or weather conditions.

The bothersome mosquitoes inflicting miserable pain and itching, it was imperative that I create a repellent for them to allow my daily routine to continue. I experience with several natural plant base items until I got the results I was seeking,” mosquitoes backed off”. The recipe consists of 3 ingredients and I sometimes add it to my food, after all, its all plant base.

I wrote about my experiences with the mosquito’s reaction to the changes I made in perfecting the recipe. Read the chapter, How I Keep Mosquitoes at Bay. In my book “Breaking Branches and Enjoying Backyard Living” on Amazon,.

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