by Jeannette von Johnsbach
Can you sit on the floor and get up without support?
This ability - to rise from the floor using just one hand, or better - no hand, is a better indicator of how long you will live then age, gender, and even weight.
According to the European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention, Researchers in Rio de Janeiro asked 50 to 80 year olds to sit and then to rise from the floor, using minimal support. 
After 10 years, participants who needed additional support to get up from the floor were overwhelmingly more likely to die - across age, gender, or body mass index. Adults who needed to use a number of aids such as their hands and knees were six times more likely to die than those who didn't
If getting up without assistance is something you can’t easily and effortlessly do right now, know that your body can relearn your god-given right to be able to do this. The Andreas Method uses personalized corrective exercises and bioenergetic release.
Ever wonder why kids don’t have a problem with getting off the floor quickly? They are constantly moving. Our natural design is to stand and move. Unfortunately the way we live creates postural misalignments due to prolonged sitting, injuries, repetitive stress, dominant sport, and un-comfortable/poorly adjusted seats. Sitting has now even been coined the new smoking. 
A compromised posture decreases mobility and flexibility. Over time, the body further compensates the structural imbalances to avoid pain, and because our brain needs our eyes to be level with the horizon in order to maintain balance and equilibrium (righting reflex).
The energy the body spends to compensate for large structural misalignment is tremendous. Benefits from postural realignment are pain relief, more energy, better sleep patterns, slower resting heart rate, and daily activities are much more fun. Using corrective exercises before engaging in intense fitness or yoga practice is also highly recommended to prevent injuries.
The Andreas Method uses bioenergetic release, as well as personalized corrective exercises based on a patented software program to assist your body in regaining good posture.
Enjoy Mobility - Live Longer ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
 European Journal of Cardiovascular Prevention, Ability to sit and rise from the floor as a predictor of all-cause mortality, December 2012, Leonardo Barbosa Barreto de Brito1, Djalma Rabelo Ricardo1, Denise Sardinha Mendes Soares de Araújo, Plínio Santos Ramos1, Jonathan Myers, Claudio Gil Soares de Araújo1,5
 American Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 172, Issue 4, Pp. 419-429
Today we celebrate Wellness. But what does this really mean!
Wellness is more than being free from illness, it is a dynamic process of change and growth. According to the World Health Organization, it’ is "...a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being”.
An optimal level of wellness is absolutely crucial to live a higher quality life.
If we are “well”, we see and feel the beauty and excitement of life. We experience fulfillment and realize out potential.
The Andreas Method® effectively removes interferences at the most fundamental energetic level (our energetic blueprint), and nourishes the body, mind and spirit. As balance is restored, wellness becomes a reality. Through this bioenergetic process, all dimensions of wellness in a person’s life are moving towards greater integration and healthier expression: physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, environmentally, financially, occupationally, intellectually, and socially.
Feel alive and live you who were created to be.
Let’s celebrate together at the Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills today, where I will lead a BioMeditation Class.
Happy Global Wellness Day ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
Millions in America come together on that holiday to celebrate family, friends and the good things in live.
Celebrations of Gratitude are very powerful. Science is backing up the health benefits of an attitude of gratitude: it improves sleep, increases self-esteem, increases your energy levels, increases emotional intelligence, lessens depression and anxiety, increases the feeling of being socially connected, and makes you 25% happier. 
A simple way to express gratitude is to think of 5 things that you are grateful for every day. You may even choose to keep a gratitude journal. Writing a note of appreciation to a loved one, friend, or co-worker is not only boosting your health but also lifts others as well.
What about the things that seem difficult to be grateful for? Being thankful that it is so and not worse, shifts your energy and let’s you harness the power of gratitude even in challenging times.
Use the power of gratitude daily ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Robert A. Emmons, PhD. Thanks! How the New Science of Gratitude can make you happier
Empowering yourself with the knowledge of natural approaches to health is becoming more important than ever.
Antibiotics kill bacteria, not only the bad ones, but also the good ones that we need for proper functioning of our digestive tract. Our intestines contain more immune cells than the entire rest of our body.
That’s why it is critical to keep the gut flora healthy by eating unprocessed foods, and to rebuild the gut flora after exposure to antibiotics to prevent health issues. Immune dysfunction begins with gut dysfunction. Scientists at Oregon State University have linked an impaired gut flora with significant health issues such as autoimmune disease, clinical depression, allergies and asthma. 
Up to 70 percent of all antibiotics produced in the United States are used for ‘non-therapeutic” purposes. Low dose antibiotics are often used in large scale meat production to speed up animal growth and ward off disease. Non-organic fruits and vegetables are also often contaminated with antibiotics. Eating these foods will expose our body to these antibiotics. Go Organic! Your health is worth it! 
And with the flu season around the corner, the Center for Disease Control reminds us that antibiotics do nothing for viral infections, such as colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis, and many sinus and ear infections. Using them for viral infections will NOT cure the infection, will not keep other people from getting sick, and will not help you or your child to feel better. It will contribute to antibiotic resistance. 
Once a blessing to safe life, overuse and misuse of antibiotics over the years have been promoting the development of super bugs. Many strains of bacteria are becoming resistant to even the strongest antibiotics available.
The World Health Organization warns that we are headed into the so-called “post-antibiotic era”, where common infections turn deadly because of drug-resistant bacteria:
Empower yourself! Learn how to use Homeopathy effectively for cold and flu symptoms, including ear ache, sore throat, coughs, and sinusitis.
Two course dates are available for your convenience.
Homeopathy was first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, and gained popularity during the 1800s based on its success in dealing with the various epidemic diseases that raged throughout America and Europe.
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, and safe for all ages, do not create dependency, and do not create super bugs - because they are not fighting a specific microbe, but provide an informational stimulus to the bodies innate healing capabilities.
Learn how to use natural remedies ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Dr. Natalia Shulzhenko, author of a new report in Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, and assistant professor and physician in the Oregon State University Department of Biomedical Sciences, www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916122214.htm>.
2 Oregon State University. "Gut microbes closely linked to proper immune function, other health issues." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 16 September 2013. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130916122214.htm>.
2 The Washington Post, Woonbook: Why you should care that 70% of antibiotics go into animal feed, Ezra Klein, April 12, 2012
4 “Antibiotics are not always the answer”, November 18, 2013, Centers for Disease Control, http://www.cdc.gov/features/getsmart/
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that air inside the typical home is 2-5 times more polluted than the air immediately outside, which is largely due to cleaners and other toxic household products.
For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1,4-dioxane is considered by the State of California to cause cancer and has been found to be potentially toxic to your brain and central nervous system, kidneys, liver and respiratory system. 
Two-thirds of laundry detergents tested by the Organic Consumer Association contain 1, 4 dioxane.  The highest levels were found in Tide (55 ppm), Ivory Snow (31 ppm) and Tide Free (29 ppm).
Following "natural" brands tested completely free: Clorox Green Works, ECOS laundry detergent (Earth Friendly Products), Life Tree laundry liquid, Method Squeaky Green laundry detergent and Seventh Generation Free & Clear laundry detergent. 
You can also make your own natural cleaners using baking soda, vinegar and lemons!
Vinegar diluted with water can clean almost anything in your home: windows, floors... it even can be used as a fabric softener. Baking Soda is great to scrub your bath and kitchen. Just sprinkle it on the surfaces and scrub. You may add a little lemon or organic essential oil such as lavender.
For a great non-toxic drain cleaner, sprinkle one cup of baking soda down the drain, add one cup of apple cider vinegar and let it bubble for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot water.
Clean Your Home Naturally ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
3 David Steinman, Press Conference, Anaheim, CA, March 12, 2010
Summer is here - and you want to enjoy it to the fullest!
There is one very exciting rediscovery - Cistus Incanus. This shrub is native to warm southern Mediterranean locations such as the Chalkidiki peninsula of Greece.  Cistus is not only an amazing immune system booster and supports anti-oxidant processes.
Research shows that drinking the tea of this shrub keeps bugs away. Not just mosquitos, but ticks as well!
Most bug bites are harmless, but some may be viscous.
For example, deer ticks, as well as mosquitos, fleas, and spiders have all been linked to the transmission of Borrelia burgdorferi. The first symptom of Borreliosis (Lyme disease) may a bull’s-eye shaped rash with flue-like symptoms. Treatment at this point is crucial. If Borreliosis (Lyme disease) is left untreated, the Lyme spirochetes can spread and may go into hiding in your body causing chronic Lyme, a multi-systemic disease with symptoms ranging from arthritis, facial palsy, nervous system, joint and heart problems and a plethora of unrelated symptoms. Lyme can be seriously debilitating for people as well as animals such as dogs and horses.
Research at the University of Leipzig, Germany, showed, that polyphenols and other compounds of Cistus Incanus agglutinate borrelia spirochetes rendering them harmless. People suffering from lyme disease have found relief by this tea.  Cistus Incanus not only repels bugs, but also goes after borrelia spirochetes in the body.
Get some delicious Cistus Incanus, and have a cup of tea before you play outdoors!
You may also want to use topical insect repellants. Many believe that DEET-based repellants are most effective. Interestingly, DEET is not only damaging to nerves and brain cells, but also is losing its efficacy.
A research team from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine observed that following three hours after exposure, many of the mosquitos were no longer averse to DEET. Mosquitos developed a type of immunity even after minimal exposure. 
Opt for natural insect repellents such as Bien Ella or Neem Aura Naturals Outdoor Spray. These non-toxic repellents use essential oils or other plant compounds that the insects simply don’t like or which make bugs sick.
You can even make your own!
First, choose essential oils that you like. You will need a total of 40-50 drops off essential oils per 8 ounces of bug repellent. You can use one kind of essential oil, or mix several. Choose from Citronella, Cedar, Cajeput, Catnip, Neem, Rosemary, Clove, Geranium, Lavender, Eucalyptus, cedar, Mint, Lemongrass, Basil, Tea Tree and Thyme.
For an oil-based bug repellent, mix 40-50 drops of essential oils into 8oz of coconut oil. Store it in a glass container and dabb it lightly on wrists, behind the ears, behind the knees and around the ankles to keep bugs away.
For a water-based bug repellent, fill an 8oz spray bottle with 4 ounces of witch hazel, 4 ounces of water and the 40-50 drops of essential oils.
When you spent time in an area known to harbor ticks, wear light colored clothing covering most of your skin. Upon return examine the whole body and remove any ticks. If they are already attached, don’t use oil or other substances. In Germany we use a Zecken-Zange, which you simply turn counter clock wise to remove the tick safely. If you are interested in one, send me an email.
And just in case you do end up with a very itchy and hot mosquito bite that won’t let you sleep: Use homeopathic Apis 30c for relief. If the bite area feels cold, choose Ledum 30c.
Have a Great Summer - Naturally ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
 Dr. Mercola, Prevalence of Lyme Disease in the US Is 10-Times Higher Than Previously Reported, September 04, 2013 http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/04/lyme-disease.aspx
Your body is designed to naturally detox many of the harmful pathogens, chemicals and poisons you may come into contact with.
But our bodies need support to cope with the systemic toxic pollution of today's world.
Accumulated toxin-related diseases such as cancer, auto-immune dysfunction, autism, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, depression, learning disabilities and fertility issues are widespread today.
Food allergies affect millions people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded an increase in food allergy of about 18 percent between 1997 and 2007. A scientific study, published published by the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology found that high levels of dichlorophenols in the body increase food intolerance.  This chemical is commonly found in pesticides, anti-bacterial soap as well as chlorinated tap water.
Many different toxins contribute to the overload, that drives the immune system to allergic responses. Heavy Metals are a major factor.
Mercury, for example, is an extremely potent toxin not only effecting immunity, but the brain and central nervous system. It is especially harmful to growing children. Watch this video to learn how mercury kills your brain cells:
As an important side note: If you need to remove dental amalgam fillings (which are 50% mercury), please, ONLY do this with a dentist who understands how to remove them safely. You may find a qualified dentist close to where you live via the Consumers for Dental Choice Website.
The Andreas Method can support your body naturally to deal with long-standing, toxic burden. This is an individual approach - every body is unique and it's important to not overwhelm the body but strengthen it so it can heal itself.
It is vital, given today's environment, to pull toxins from your digestive tract on an ongoing basis before they move into the blood stream and then get deposited throughout the body.
This is exactly what Chlorella does!
This single-celled, fresh-water micro-algae has a molecular structure that binds to metals, chemicals and some pesticides. Even better - it only binds unwanted metals and toxins, but does not bind to important minerals such as calcium, magnesium and zinc. It "knows" what needs to be chelated out.
Chlorella also binds to radioactive particles and many scientific studies have proven how chlorella protects the body against radioactive damage. 
Chlorella is a unique "green food". It has an incredible nutritional profile that supplies amble amounts of free amino acids (protein), boosts the immune system. prevents and repairs DNA damage, balances the body's pH levels, and improves digestive health. [3,4]
The most common species available as supplements are Chlorella Vulgaris (easier to digest) and Chlorella Pyrenoidosa (better binding action for detox).
Just make sure, you use Chlorella from a reputable source! Because of it's strong binding action, you want to make sure it is clean - free of heavy metals and radiation!
Laboratory tests have shown for example that Organic Chlorella from China has high amounts of aluminum (up to 33 ppm!).  The organic label ensures the growing process is organic, but does not test the end product for heavy metals. If it was grown in an geographic area with high air pollution, it can be contaminated with metals, insecticides and other unwanted toxins.
Order Clean Organic Chlorella here and support your body.
Detox Your World with Chlorella :-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Elina Jerschow, Aileen P. McGinn, Gabriele de Vos, Natalia Vernon, Sunit Jariwala, Golda Hudes, David Rosenstreich. Dichlorophenol-containing pesticides and allergies: results from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology , 2012; 109 (6): 420 DOI:
2 J Radiat Res, 1993 Dec;34(4):277-84., Evaluation of radioprotective action of a mutant (E-25) form of Chlorella vulgaris in mice. Sarma L., Tiku AB, Kessavan PC, Ogaki M, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.
3 Bae MJ, Shin HS, Chai OH, Han JG, Shon DH. Inhibitory effect of unicellular green algae (Chlorella vulgaris) water extract on allergic immune response. J Sci Food Agric. 2013 February
Division of Metabolism & Functionality Research, Korea Food Research Institute, 1201-62, Anyangpangyo-ro, Bundang-gu, Seognam-si, Kyeonggi-do, 463-746, Republic of Korea.
4 Kwak JH, Baek SH, Woo Y, Han JK, Kim BG, Kim OY, Lee JH. Beneficial immunostimulatory effect of short-term Chlorella supplementation: enhancement of Natural Killer cell activity and early inflammatory response (Randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial). Nutr J 2012 July 31;11:53. Yonsei University Research Institute of Science for Aging, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.
5 Mike Adams (investigative journalist)
Photo Credits: Science Photo Library | MercuryExposure.info
Back pain is pervasive among adults. But a new and disturbing trend is emerging: Many young children are suffering from back pain often due to the use of overweight backpacks, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). 
A study by the University of California showed that more than 60% of the surveyed middle school children reported experiencing back pain as a result of heavy backpacks. 
Carrying a heavy backpack improperly over time can result in strained muscles and joints, headaches, forward head posture and serious back pain. The ACA makes some recommendations for safe backpack use:
The backpack's weight should be no more than 10 percent of the body weight. A heavier backpack will cause you to bend forward and tighten your back muscles, and stressing your spine. Make sure to load the heaviest items near the back.
The bottom of the backpack should align with the curve of the lower back, and should not be more than four inches below the waistline (belly button). (For youngsters, up to two inches below the waistline is a good measurement.)
Always wear BOTH shoulder straps, one on each shoulder, to avoid neck and muscle spasms, as well as low-back pain.
Wide, padded straps are very important for better distribution of the bag's weight across the shoulders. The straps need to be adjustable and their anchor points should rest one to two inches below the top of the shoulders.
Ergonomically designed backpacks distribute weight more evenly and are recommended by health care professionals. The ACA officially endorses nine styles of backpacks from The North Face: The Big Shot, Borealis, Box Shot, Cornice, Hotshot, On Sight, Recon, Surge and Yavapai.  Doctors of Chiropractic also recommend Air Pack. 
Remember and teach your children how to pick up heavy objects including backpacks safely.
Don’t lift from a standing position with your waist bent or your knees locked. Stand as close to the object as possible, and bend at the knees. Now hold the object close to your body and use your leg muscles to lift it. Looking slightly upwards while lifting will help maintain a better position of the spine.
Save Your Back ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 American Chiropractic Association
2 UC Newsroom, University of California. (2004, August 26).
Back to school; heavy packs endanger kids’ heath, study shows
3 American Chiropractic Association endorses The North Face Backpacks
5 Lifting Safety Posters | Simpsons Lifting Posters | Lower Back ...safetyposter.com
Cows milk in general has been associated with increased production of mucous in the body. A new report shows, not all cows milk is created equal - even if it is organic and raw. 
"Newer" breeds of cows produce milk containing a protein (beta-CM-7), which can stimulate mucus glands in your digestive and respiratory tracts.
According to Professor Keith Woodford, Beta-CM-7 has also been implicated in other far more serious health problems: Typ 1 diabetes, autism, schizophrenia, impaired immune function, autoimmune disease, and heart disease.
These "newer" breeds experienced a mutation of a particular amino acid a long time ago, and are the most commonly found cows in dairy farming in the US and Europe. The older breeds, such as Jersey's Guernsey, Asian and African, do not have this mutation.
One way around this issue is to get to know local farmers in your area, that have older breed cows or switching to goats milk.
Or get your nutrients from where the cows get them: Greens!
1 cup of Kale has the same amount of Calcium as 2/3 cup of milk.....plus many co-factors associated with calcium metabolism! A study revealed that calcium from kale was 40.9% absorbed versus 32.1% from milk. 
Love your Green Leafy Vegetables ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Bartley and McGlashan, Division of Otolaryngology, Manukau District Health
Board, New Zealand
2 Heaney RP, Weaver CM. Calcium absorption from kale. American Journal of
Clinical Nutrition 1990; 51:656-657
Many people believe man-made supplements are a fine substitute for a proper diet. Honestly, the “only lab” that delivers complete nutrients in perfect ratios into one package is mother nature!
Now research confirms what grandma knew all along:
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
A study from Cornell University showed, that an apple (with skin) has only 5,7 mg of Vitamin C - yet it has the same anti-oxidant power than 1500mg of purified, isolated Vitamin C! 
Research has also shown, that you have only a 2.5% chance of selecting a nutritional product in the market place that is both non-toxic and effective. In other words, you have a 97.5% chance of selecting a nutritional product that is either toxic or doesn’t work.
While a supplement can be important to bring back balance, it is not replacing a sensible diet and food based nutrients. If needed, The Andreas Method uses carefully selected supplements, that are nourishing your particular personal biochemistry.
Favor Food First because Mother Nature Knows Best ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Dr. Rui Hai Liu, Cornell University
2 Landmark study reported in the Journal of the American Nutraceutical
Association (winter, 1999)
Iron is a key vitality mineral. It carries oxygen to our tissues, and builds vitality, magnetism, and optimism. Iron is important for mental function.
Iron deficiency anemia is a common problem for children, premenopausal woman (incl. pregnant and lactating woman), athletes and seniors.
Taking extra iron without knowing weather or not it is really needed, is a bad idea. Anemia can also be caused by other causes, such as genetic diseases (e.g sickle cell anemia, thalassemia), B12 deficiency, chronic internal bleeding and cancer. Compensating with iron supplements regardless of the cause can spell serious problems, so always find the true cause of an anemia with your physician.
There are people that are “slowly killed” by too much iron. Excess iron has been linked to cancer, heart disease, infection, arthritis, and parkinson’s disease. Iron deposits in brain tissue is being increasingly linked to neurological diseases, such as Alzheimers. 
Experts now question wether cancer is a “Ferrotoxic Disease” after a study showed that ridding excess iron through blood donation appeared to cut cancer death rates in half. 
According nutrition researchers, the association of red meat consumption and increased risk of breast cancer may be due to the fact, that the heme-iron in meat gets absorbed by the body, even if the body has enough iron. In contrast: Iron absorption from plant-based sources is blocked by the intestines, if iron is not needed, and absorption is increased, when iron stores are getting low. [3, 4, 5]
Our body has a very limited capacity to rid itself of excess iron. Processed foods that are fortified with iron and multivitamins with iron can contribute to iron overload over time. Have your iron levels checked.
To enhance iron absorption:
- Love Chlorophyll rich foods, including green leafy vegetables and
herbs, algaes and sea weed
- Add Vitamin C rich foods to your meal
- Sprout your grains, nuts, seeds and legumes
(sprouting inactivates phytic acid)
- Skip coffee, tea and chocolate
Plus, in times of need, the Homeopathic Cell Salt Ferrum Phos. 6x will help your body utilize more iron from you food.
Get the Glow - Safely ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1 Dr Joanna F Collingwood, Professor Jon Dobson, Iron and Alzheimer’s disease: the good, the bad and the ugly (Keele University, Staffordshire, UK), The Journal of Quality Research in Dementia, Issue 3, Alzheimer’s Society, http://alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/documents_info.php?documentID=306&pageNumber=6
2 Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cancer as a Ferrotoxic Disease: Are We Getting Hard Stainless Evidence?, Gustaf Edgren, Olof Nyrén and Mads Melbye, Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden (GE, ON); Division of Epidemiology, Statens Serum Institut, Copenhagen, Denmark Oxford Journals Medicine, JNCI J Natl Cancer Inst., Volume 100, Issue 14, Pp. 976-977.
3 Cancer Causes Control. 2007 Dec;18(10):1047-53. Epub 2007 Sep 6., Does excess iron play a role in breast carcinogenesis? An unresolved hypothesis. Kabat GC, Rohan TE., Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY 10461, USA..
4 Michael Greger MD, Risks of Iron Supplementation, July 27, 2012
5 Mechanisms of heme iron absorption: Current questions and controversies, Adrian R West and Phillip S Oates, World J Gastroenterol. 2008 July 14; 14(26): 4101–4110., http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2725368/
Photo: © Gerd Altmann | PIXELIO
Natural fluoride (calcium-fluora-phosphate) helps to build healthy bones and teeth. It is an organic edible salt found in raw fruits and vegetables.
Sodium fluoride, which is used to fluoridate water and products, is not the same. According to the Merck Index, sodium fluoride is a rat and cockroach poison.
It is still promoted that fluoride added to drinking water and oral hygiene products helps to fight cavities.
There has never been any demonstrated difference in tooth decay between countries with fluoridated and non-fluoridated water. Now German scientists proofed, that fluoridation does not prevent cavities.
What is more concerning is that sodium fluoride ingestion is not harmless. Overwhelming evidence from recent studies show that it is a potent accumulative toxin and has a direct toxic effect on the brain. Scientists at the Seibersdorf Research Center in Austria have shown that even 1 ppm of sodium fluoride impairs the DNA repair system of the immune system.
Dean Burk, Chief Chemist Emeritus of the US National Cancer Institute, states that "In point of fact, fluoride causes more human cancer death, and causes it faster, than any other chemical." 
Sodium fluoride is also present in products made with fluoridated water, for example in Diet Coke at 2.96 ppm and in 42% of ready-to-drink fruit juices. 
Dental fluorosis is rapidly rising due to the practice of fluoridating water, food, toothpaste, mouth rinse and other products and their use during early childhood when teeth are forming. This irreversible condition not only discolors and damages the teeth. According to Dr. Paul Connett, it also negatively impacts bone metabolism. 
Dr. Paul Connett states that 27 studies are in existence indicating that even moderate exposure to fluoride lowers IQ in children.
Enjoy Nature's Fluoride in Raw Fruits and Veggies ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1Elemental depth profiling of fluoridated hydroxyapatite: saving your dentition by the skin of your teeth?; Mueller F, Zeitz C, Mantz H, Ehses KH, Soldera F, Schmauch J, Hannig M., Huefner S, Jacobs K. Experimental Physics, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Saarland University, 66123 Saarbrücken, Germany.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21090577
2 Fischer, William L.; How to Fight Cancer & Win, Baltimore, MD: Health Books,
2000, p. 278
3Dr. Gabriel Cousins, Spiritual Nutrition, page 433
4Associations Between Fluorosis of Permanent Incisors and Fluoride Intake From Infant Formula, Other Dietary Sources and Dentifrice During Early Childhood, Steven M. Levy, DDS, MPH, Barbara Broffitt, MS, Teresa A. Marshall, PhD, RD/LD, Julie M. Eichenberger-Gilmore, PhD, RD/LD andJohn J. Warren, DDS, MS http://jada.ada.org/cgi/content/abstract/141/10/1190
Minerals are vitally important to the production of cellular energy. For the body to effectively utilize minerals, they have to be in an ionic form.
Most mineral supplements on the market are larger than micron sizes, which means they stay in the bloodstream, and eventually may become deposited in various tissue locations.
The roots of plants are designed to break down the soil and absorb angstrom sized mineral particles. When we eat vegetables, or drink their juices, we receive angstrom-sized minerals, which are the key to optimal mineral absorption and vital for our body and spirit to thrive.
Juicing frees the nutrients of whole vegetables - especially green leafy vegetables and grasses, such as wheat grass and barley grass - which are an exceptional source of essential minerals, vitamins, chlorophyl, nutritional enzymes, structured water and essential amino acids.
Except when doing a specific juice fast, juices are always an addition to plenty whole raw foods in a daily diet - not a substitute for them, because fiber has an important role of nourishing good bacteria in the gut and cleaning out the intestines like a broom.
Fruits do contain a lot of natural sugar, and the fiber slows down the absorption, preventing sugar rushes. Fruit juices are not recommended because of this very reason, as fruit juices have a very straining effect on the pancreas promoting hypoglycemia.
The best time to drink fresh pressed juice is on an empty stomach or one hour before eating a meal. Stay clear of pasteurized, store bought juice.
Pure Synergy, which has been the gold standard for superfood blends in decades, is an excellent option when juicing is not an option.
Please click here for more information and to order this amazing boost of synergistic whole foods nutrition.
Drink Your Minerals ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
Don't Let the USDA Approve Dow's 2,4-D-Tolerant Corn!
Rather than moving away from chemical and energy-intensive GMO crops and deadly pesticides, the USDA is preparing to letting chemical/biotech companies such as Dow force a new wave of genetically engineered herbicide-tolerant crops into the market. These mutants can survive being sprayed with the infamous herbicide 2,4-D, an Agent Orange ingredient, which has well documented health impacts on humans: cancer, immunosuppression, reproductive damage , and neurotoxicity.
We have until February 27, 2012, to try to convince the USDA not to approve Dow Chemical's new 2,4-D-tolerant corn.
For more information why Agent Orange Corn is so dangerous, please visit the Organic Consumers Association. Please take action here.
GMO Labeling Initiative in California
Furthermore, recently, a coalition of consumer, public health and environmental organizations, food companies, and individuals submitted the California Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act to the State Attorney General. Now, they need 800,000 signatures to get the Act on next year's ballot. Given that California is the world’s 8th largest economy, a win of the GMO Labeling Initiative would effect ingredients and labeling nation-wide. To get involved, please visit Organic Consumers Fund.
Thank you for taking action ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
The invisible vibration of sound and music affect every cell of your body, having an immediate effect on your mood and energy.
The Musical Pharmacy of Prof. Christoph Rueger at the University of Art in Berlin includes "The Phantom of the Opera" (Andrew Lloyd Webber) for Depression, Mozart’s Piano concerts in d-minor for Despair, Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata for Insomnia, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Chorals to increase your vitality. 
According to oriental traditions and modern research, different notes or tones are directly influencing specific organ systems and energetic qualities within us.
The musical note F, for example, strengthens our heart, and helps us feel love, compassion, and understanding.
The musical note G helps us communicate and takes away pain. If you need some extra physical energy and bring forward feelings of optimism, hum to the musical note E.
Blow the clouds away and sing. Singing exercises the facial muscles in the same way as laughing, switching on our happy mode in our brain.
Sing a little tune from your heart ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
Source: Christoph Rueger: "Die musikalische Hausapotheke". Ariston Verlag, Genf/München
This season is a special time of the year to give to those we love and care about.
Giving does not always have to be materialistic - the way to bring joy is to give from your heart: A random act of kindness, giving some of your time, volunteering to a worthwhile cause.
With Gift Certificates from The Andreas Method, you not only give the Gift of Wellness to somebody you truly care about, but also bring joy and support to less fortunate people that struggle through hardship.
10% of the Value of all Gift Certificates from The Andreas Method are donated to the non-profit organization Beachhead International, directly benefiting 50 Orphanages in Haiti with much needed clean water and sanitation.
With giving the gift of wellness, you will make a difference for your loved ones, and support children that have lost their loved ones.
Spread Health and Joy ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
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Honey has long been regarded as one of the best natural wound healers and infection fighters. This ancient remedy has recently been rediscovered by conventional medicine.
A plethora of medical studies has found that honey can help heal ulcers, as well as offering relief from diarrhea, insomnia, sunburn, coughs and sore throats.
Recent studies show, that the topical application of honey works better than drugs for Herpes. Overall healing time with honey was 43 percent better than with Acyclovir for sores on the lips and 59 percent better for genital sores. 
Not all honey is created equal. Processed, refined honey typically found in stores is NOT appropriate for use in wound care.
Go for Real Raw Honey. The best option you have is Manuka Honey from New Zealand, which has unique antimicrobial qualities (Unique Manuka Factor). Clinical trials have found that this honey can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as Helicobacter Pylori, streptococcus, and Staphylococcus aureus. The FDA even approved Manuka honey for use as a medical device. 
Love Your “Honey Bandaids” ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
ps: Be grateful for the Bees!
pss: Please remember to not use honey for children under 1 year of age to avoid the risk of infant botulism. It is ok for nursing mothers.
1 National Center for Biotechnology Information, pubmed.gov [Medical Science Monitor 10(8):MT94-98; August 2004, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15278008]
2 Washington Post August 7, 2007 [http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/03/AR2007080301651.html?nav=rss_health]
We are born with the gift of laughter to lift our spirit.
Everybody knows that a heartfelt laugh makes one feel good.
In ancient Japan, people spoke to the organs and made them laugh, because they were convinced that “laughing organs” can’t stay sick. 
A growing body of research is showing that laughter has therapeutic value and induces physical changes in the body that support health and well-being . Laughter
•Boosts the immune system and circulatory system
•Enhances oxygen intake
•Stimulates the heart and lungs
•Relaxes muscles throughout the body
•Triggers the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers)
•Eases digestion/soothes stomach aches
•Balances blood pressure
•Improves mental functions (i.e., alertness, memory, creativity)
Many hospitals now offer laughter therapy programs as a complementary treatment to illness.
It doesn’t cost you anything to laugh. Enjoy it daily - get tickled, watch a funny movie, play with kids, or just smile back at the world because you are grateful for that you are alive.
If you find yourself not being able to laugh and feel joy, you may be experiencing signs of depression. Please get help. The Andreas Method is a gentle and effective method to release underlying blockages and positively effect stress and anxiety.
Laugh from Your Heart ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1Viktor Philipi, Der Weg zum Wunder, page 144
2Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Laughter Therapy, www.cancercenter.com
Many people are aware that reading labels is important when choosing packaged foods. There are a few things you should know:
The term "Natural" is not regulated. It could mean anything, including ingredients such as refined sugar.
The term "Healthy" means, that sodium, fat and saturated fat are not exceeding USRDA limits (US Recommended Daily Allowance Limits).  It does not mean that the product really is a health-promoting food.
The label "Whole Grain" requires only 51% of the grain to be whole grain. It is important to choose only "100% whole grains" to avoid bleached, refined flour.
For a product to be labeled "Organic", only 80% of it's ingredients need to be organic. There are products that can claim 100% organic.
"Serving sizes" are often played with as it changes the amount of nutrients shown on the label. Check, if the serving size would be the amount you normally eat at once.
BBC News reported that food testers analyzed 570 nutrients listed on 70 products. Only 7 percent matched what the label said. All other labels were inaccurate concerning levels of fat, salt, calories and carbs.  Even the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that about 24 percent of food labels were inaccurate. 
According to Prevention Institute, 84 percent of the investigated products advertised as "healthiest picks for kids" did not meet basic nutritional standards.  "Made with Real Fruit" is another mislead: products often contain only fruit-like ingredients such as fruit juice concentrates, and many times are loaded with even more sugar such as corn syrup. Basically: If you want real fruit, buy real fruit.
If you look for fiber, look for whole food ingredients that provide naturally occurring fiber (vegetables, fruits, beans). Added fiber is a filler in form of maltodextrin, polydextrose, or inulin. It does not provide the same health benefits as natural high-fiber foods.
According to Dr. David Katz, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Conn.,"Trans fat is potently associated with inflammation, heart disease, diabetes and probably cancer....It is in a very literal sense a kind of slow poison."  "zero trans fats" can be put on the label as long as the product contains less than 0.5 grams trans fat per serving.
"Low Fat" products often have high amounts of sugar and other taste enhancing agents (including lots of sweeteners) to make up for the loss of taste caused by reduction of fats.
Most taste enhancers are actually excitotoxins, which lead to destruction of certain types of brain cells. These food additives have nothing to do with preserving food or protecting food integrity. They are solely meant to alter the taste of food. In most instances, the effects are subtle and develop over a long period of time, and have been clearly linked to the development of ADHD, ALS, Alzheimer, Dementia, autism, migraines, and cancer.  The list of excitotoxins is getting longer and includes: GMO, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, aspartame (Nutra-Sweet), malt extract, natural flavoring, spices, yeast extract, textured protein, soy protein isolates.
Other food additives also are directly linked to behavioral problems and lowered IQ in children, including food dyes and preservatives such as sodium benzoate and nitrates. 
"Local" is an unregulated term that clever marketers are using to increase sales. Unless you know the farm, it's hard to know what "local" really is. All the more reason to take a stroll through your local farmers market and pick fresh, unadulterated ingredients for your meals.
To find local farms and health food, visit the online EatWellGuide.
Choose Ingredients Made by Nature ;-)
Jeannette von Johnsbach
1United States Department of Agriculture, www.usda.gov/
2BBC News, March 3, 2005, Many labels on food 'misleading'
3United States Government Accountability Office, Report to the Chair, Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, House of Representatives, Food Labeling: FDA Needs to Better Leverage Resources, Improve Oversight, and Effectively Use Available Data to Help Consumers Select Healthy Foods, September 2008, GAO-08-597
5ABC News, Food Labels Deceptive on Trans Fats, Says Researcher, Jan. 3, 2011
6Dr. Russel L. Blaylock, MD, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills
7The Lancet, Volume 370, Issue 9598, Pages 1560 - 1567, November 3, 2007, Food additives and hyperactive behaviour in 3-year-old and 8/0-year-old children in the community: a randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trial