Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Available in brown or green, this coiled bracelet from southern India combines a rich combination of glass, bone, metal, and wood beads in a creative swirling design. The vibrant colors derive from a unique and age-old technique of using natural vegetable dyes. Look beautiful while knowing that your purchase supports the Shambhal and Amroha communities, and is vital to preserving traditional Indian artistry.
Fully adjustable. Fits all Wrists.1 ¾" high
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Today I had my very first flu shot. I've always been wary of unnecessary vaccinations and have avoided getting my yearly free shot. However, last January I go the flu. I've had it twice in my lifetime and pray that it will never happen again each time. So today, as my coworkers began lining up I thought, "Why not"? First, I was surprised at the amount of pain one little shot could cause when injected into your shoulder. (Why don't they put it in a meatier spot I wondered to myself). Then within hours I began to develop a headache, sore throat, fever, and aches. My body appears to be reacting to something, hopefully my immune system will win. To combat the virus I made a very healthy dinner including citrus glazed carrots and wild rice. That'll show 'em who's boss. I did a little research on the flu shot and it turns out that I was right to avoid it after all. Only three strains are used, which were guessed at my researches many, many moons ago. It's level of effecitiveness isn't great even if you do get the exact strain covered by the immunization. So in short, its a lot of discomfort for no reward. Not to mention that they put all kinds of bad things in those shots and I'm not talking about the virus either. So to ease my achiness and fight off whatever is bearing down on my immune system I stopped at the store and picked up some yogi tea. Their immunity tea has everything except the kitchen sink (including echniacea) and is quite tasty. It was not very expensive, readily available, and full of good things. I'll keep you posted on my battle with the bug.
|Echinacea Immune Support |
Tea for your body – Defense
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Chronicling my adventures in proving that less is more. I'll learn to refashion/recycle clothes, prepare gourmet meals using as many natural/basic/raw ingredients as possible. I'll learn to spend less, live more, and reclaim those things that are truly valuable in my life.