Colors Heal by Valerie Cheers Brown

Maybe I am wrong, but I don't see anything remotely resembling the open air market and free trade happening for many years after a collapse.

“There are ways to get ourselves out of poverty and off of the streets too!”

“What if we had products which we could barter for produce?”

“What if we began raising our own chickens to produce healthy eggs..both brown (good for baking) white (good for eating).”

“It may sound strange to suggest that we raise our own chickens.”

“There are many things right before us which God provides for us right in our backyards and even front yards and grow each and every season.”

“Did you know that things don’t just grow in the Spring.”

“Have you ever watched the plants which grow in our very own yards and how often they come back is awful amazing!”

“Do you know the laws about raising certain foods in our own backyards?”

“By growing our own food…we can sell what we grow to our community.”

“You can start to partner with local farmers and partner with neighborhood mom and pop stores who may not sell produce.”

“We can help our local farmers by partnering and purchasing from them and can become lifetime partners and help one another and trade with each other.”

“We can learn how to trade or barter in our communities and get what we need this way.”

“Have you seen purple potatoes in the grocery store?”

“Did you know if eaten, would help many not to have high blood pressure?”

“Have you actually researched fruits and vegetables to see what illnesses they may help or even prevent us from getting as we get older?”

“Did you know that if you researched your medication which you take….you can find out what and how that pill is supposed to help us and get yourself off of by replacing things we eat to give you what you need for a healthier life.”

“Anything God grows heals and there are colors for different diseases and illnesses!”

“When God took two of every kind onto Noah’s ark, he meant for us to have two of every kind and when you look around we have more than one of everything we touch if you research.”

“When it comes to produce, there are colors which help with our bodies healing and those colors have healing powers.”

“Colors have special healing powers and energies.”

“The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends eating at least five to nine servings per day of fruits and vegetables. However, the amount of vegetables you eat isn’t the only thing you need to take into consideration.”

“You also need to attempt to consume fruits and vegetables in a variety of different colors. This is because the different colors of fruits and vegetables indicate the different nutrients they contain.”

“Consuming a rainbow of fruits and vegetables helps insure you get enough of the different nutrients you need for good health.”


To Eat As Needed by Valerie Cheers Brown

“Did you realize that the greater part of the pharmaceutical you need is directly before you, plentiful, and prepared when you are? It’s so basic, however the sustenance that can keep us healthy are the ones we overlook the most: any sort of greens. Eating greens is similar to getting professionally prescribed prescription that works and has no symptoms or side effects — aside from super wellbeing!”

“About roughly in 2009 I went into Walgreen and told them they should have Greens on their shelves in the pain relieving medicines section. The next visit to Walgreen….. they had Glory Mustard Greens and Collard Greens on their shelves!”

“They are not what I meant and not fresh…but they knew I knew what I was talking about and now… when you go to Walgreen near my home, they have greens on the shelves in the medicine isles and actually Glory mustard greens do work as a medicine for myself and can for you too!”

” I don’t recommend canned greens but Glory mustards are excellent and for some reason are the only greens in the can that I would eat and taste good too.”

“You know after all…..we need to eat our colored vegetables and fruits and they give us what our bodies need to be healthy!”

“Greens help detoxify your blood and can help avert malignancy and other illness. Greens are useful for liver capacity and help assemble solid intestinal vegetation.”

“What’s more, they likewise keep your framework basic, along these lines making a situation in which awful microbes and sicknesses like tumor can’t stand!”

“Greens also help with cleansing our bodies too and help those kidneys as well.”

“Might be a good food to help a person doing dialysis get off of…..and never hurts to try to wouldn’t be a good thing to have the doctor to tell you that you no longer need dialysis?”

“Does anybody ever believe that they can prove the doctor wrong by eating properly and changing that diagnosis to a positive when you go back for your follow-up check up?”

For example, “Have you ever been told that your blood pressure is borderline, but okay…. or that your cholesterol is good but only 7 points above the normal?”

“Well….it is not okay and that is a warning from God that your body must now change your diet in order to change that borderline diagnosis to back to the normal and have perfect health during that follow-up check up.”

“It can be done and this is why it is good to get regular check ups when we reach certain ages….or it would not hurt to check our own pressure, respiration, etc. at any age…..and in order to maintain we must know these things before it is too late by doing and learning how to check for ourselves!”

“it is not the doctors responsibility when you have to get on high blood pressure medicine….for you could have prevented that from happening at all by checking ourselves. We can go to Walgreen and use the blood pressure cups or purchase our very own for home use and make it a family thing checking and helping each other maintain our lives for better well-being.”

“You could have a family party where everybody comes and checks each others blood pressure and eat healthy greens and share different recipes with each other and compete with each other for prizes of longer LIfe!”

“The best greens are broccoli, kale, spinach, cabbages, dandelion and mustard greens, arugula, swiss chard, and beet greens, however any sort of dull verdant green is great. In the event that you like lettuce, stick with the dim green, red, or purple sorts! While chunk of ice lettuce may be greenish, it truly doesn’t have the dietary estimation of profoundly hued greens, so don’t tally eatery plates of mixed greens and toppings that component ice sheet lettuce as a green.”

“I have a test for proving that we all need to eat healthier and the next time you go to the grocery store….go to the produce section where the mustard greens are….pinch a piece of mustard greens and put a tiny piece onto your tongue…..if it burns you got your work cut out and you have disease within your body and we all pretty much do need a cleansing using green vegetables but greens are true medicine!”

We really need to eat greens with every meal, so here’s some suggestions and ways to eat them and you don’t even have to see them when you eat them until you drink them:

(1) you can add spinach or any kind of spring mix to your smoothie and have it for breakfast. You see you won’t even know that it is there and also good for kids and can put something like a piece of fresh fruit to make it taste good!

(2) for breakfast you can put eggs the way you like them on a nice greens spread and add red peppers or to your liking other veggies.

(3) when making sandwiches you could add greens to your sandwich instead of lettuce.

(4) you can even make a sandwich using greens and spread some chicken salad or tuna or even egg salad in between

“There are so many ways you can eat greens and if you don’t really like them smoothies are the greatest and you won’t even know that they are in there by hiding the taste with some fresh fruits!”

“Did you know that the longer you cook greens the faster you lose all of the vitamins?”

“Greens really should be cooked with a pinch of olive oil and only cooked for a few minutes…. and they should be good and crispy when eating when using them as a medicine.”

“Think about it the next time you have pain and watch what the doctor prescribes for you and bet it will be something with folic acid and guess what Greens contain?”

“Folic acid is nothing more than the synthetic version of folate. Folate comes from the latin word “folium” which means leaves!”

Admit it: Sometimes you’re just not in the mood to eat your vegetables. If you’re bored of the same old salads, let us introduce you to our favorite green smoothie recipes. But just because a drink is labeled a smoothie does not mean it’s healthy, so we’ve sipped around to find the most nutrient-rich and delicious recipes made from real whole foods. Need a filling breakfast or a refreshing afternoon pick-me-up? These creamy concoctions from our favorite food bloggers (plus a few of our own!) will take your taste buds for a spin. And all you need to get started is a blender. So, get mixing and raise a glass to good health!

Pear Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

Sharing is Caring by Valerie Brown Cheers

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
In 2006 while studying at Saint Louis Community College-Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo I was nominated to “Walk-In Nelson Mandela’s Shoes” by the International Scholar Laureate.  I never got to meet him but pray that one day, I will get to meet his beautiful country and amazing family!   I would love the honor to give them a great big hug and tell them what he meant to me!

“Sharing to make this world a better place is a great feeling and caring is the best feeling in the universe!”

“You can share different charities you believe in their causes worldwide using social media!”

“You can share your ideas as they are given to you by God.”

“Volunteering is a healing way of giving back to society and others.”

“You can even share by lending your ear for listening to others and help another vent which is so healing.”

“Don’t be afraid of somebody taking your idea and this is what sharing is about and caring is inspiring others.”

“Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” ~ Hebrews 13:16

“They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share,” ~ Luke 3:11

“Are there problems in the world which you have suggestions that may make our world a better land to live?”

“Don’t be afraid to put your suggestions or ideas out there and all it takes is one voice to be heard, but if you say nothing you get nothing, so don’t be afraid to share your ideas with the world.”

“Say what you feel and mean it and especially if it has helped yourself, it may help one other person.”

“The best talents are those which we may or may not even know we are blessed with from God.” ~ Valerie J Brown

“Just start a fundraiser and if it is for a universal cause and you know in your heart it will help others go ahead and just do it. How will you know if you don’t do it?”

“Don’t worry about what others think or even what others don’t say, just inspiring others inspires you and helps others too and it is a proven fact making others happy can also make you happy.”

“Always remember it costs absolutely nothing to treat others the exact same way you want to be treated no matter who, what, when or where you go in life.”

“To one who strikes you on the cheek, offer the other also, and from one who takes away your cloak do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who begs from you, and from one who takes away your goods do not demand them back.” ~ Luke 6:29-30

“Always remember we may or may not know what others are going through and be sensitive to others freedom of speech.”

“Love comes in all forms of giving and a simple thank you, hello and a smile is sharing and caring!”

“Doing the good you can,  by all the means you can,  in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can.” ~ Valerie J Brown
“To volunteer can be great….because anybody can serve.  You don’t have to have a college degree to serve and monetarily is not the only one way of giving back and sharing your time is caring.”
“You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve.  You only need a heart full of grace and we all are blessed with it, so share it!”
“Your soul generates love by sharing and caring.”
Valuable work you do.
Outstanding in how you always come through
Loyal, sincere and full of good cheer
Untiring in your efforts throughout the year
Notable are the contributions you make
Trustworthy in every in project you take
Eager to reach your goals
Effective in the way you fulfill your role
Ready with a smile like a shining star
Special and wonder is what you are!
Just remember sharing and caring is not about fortune nor fame
It’s not for the money;
It’s not for the fame;
It’s not for any personal gain.
It’s just for love of your fellow-man,
It’s just to give a helping hand;
It’s just to give a little of one’s self,
That’s something you can’t buy with wealth;
It’s not for a medal worn with pride,
It’s for that feeling deep inside;
It’s that feeling that you’ve been a part
Of helping people far and near,
That makes you a volunteer!
Many will be shocked to find,
When the day of judgment nears,
That there’s a special place in Heaven
Set aside for volunteers.
Furnished with big recliners,
Satin couches and footstools,
Where there are no committee chairmen,
No yard sales or rest area coffee to serve,
No library duty or bulletin assembly,
There will be nothing to print and staple,
Not one thing to fold and mail,
Telephone lists will be outlawed.
But a finger snap will bring
Cool drinks and gourmet dinners
And rare treats fit for a king.
You ask, “Who’ll serve these privileged few
And work for all they’re worth?”
Why, all those who reaped the benefits,
And not once volunteered on Earth!
“It Takes Courage”
It takes courage
To refrain from gossip, when others delight in it,
To stand up for the absent
person, who is being abused.
It takes courage
To live honestly, within your means,
And not dishonestly, on the means of others.
It takes courage
To be a REAL man, or a TRUE woman,
To hold fast to your ideas,
When it causes you
To be looked upon as strange and peculiar.
It takes courage
To be talked about, and remain silent,
When a word would justify you,
in the eyes of others,
which you dare not speak,
Because it would injure another.
It takes courage
To refuse to do something that is wrong
Although everyone else may be doing it
With attitudes as carefree, as a summer song.
It takes courage
To live according to your own convictions,
To deny yourself, that
which you cannot afford.
To love your neighbor – as yourself!

“The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” ~Socrates

Regaining Control by Valerie Brown Cheers

“First, I would like to say thank to my Lord and Savior for giving me this knowledge to pass on to you! This is information to be shared solely and have used reference material, books, other researched articles, etc. and not to make a profit but to share the good news only for seeing actually what has to begin before the mental illness becomes mental illness which has taken over our society today overwhelmingly!”


“According to evident research “Valerian has been a popular medicinal herb for thousands of years, though it has not always been used as a sedative.”

“The antiquated Greeks utilized it for digestive and urinary tract issue, and it has been a critical natural cure in customary Ayurveda (from India) and Chinese prescription. In the West, since the seventeenth century valerian has picked up a notoriety for being an essential cure for anxious conditions, for example, epilepsy, insanity, tension, and a sleeping disorder.”

“The word Valeriana, the natural name for valerian, is however to get from the Latin valere (to be in wellbeing) orvaleo (to be solid), alluding either to the plant’s effective mending properties or solid scent, separately.”

Valerian– “Valerian is such an astonishing herb for an abundance of distinctive reasons. The strangest thing is how it comes back on its own without replanting or anything!  Like most of God’s plants it redevelop with almost no exertion on your part. The Valerian plant is almost a decent 5 feet tall. It gets by through the winters and still survives and all you have to do is set some mulch around it.”

I’ve heard that a decent Valerian plant is sufficiently solid to survive even in exceptionally chilly districts, for example, southern Canada! The plant is especially versatile and appears to do well both in sun and part shade.

Talk is cheap
Mental health was once a taboo subject, especially in the workplace. But with Americans spending roughly nine hours a day at work, staying silent about the subject can be costly for your business.

Being open about mental health and providing your employees with options to deal with the challenges they’re facing, can help your business save in the long run.

“Wouldn’t you think the same would hold true for general population within our society in the United States, i.e. schools, state institutions, prisons, etc. ?”

Did you know that “Many offenders with mental illnesses don’t receive treatment during incarceration. Without treatment, conditions can worsen. Offenders can become a greater threat to themselves and to others when they leave jail or prison. This is not only a disservice to the offenders and their families; it is a threat to public safety.”

According to a report from the Council of State Governments Justice Center, funded in part by the Office of Justice Programs’ (OJP) National Institute of Justice (NIJ), 16.9 percent of the adults in a sample of local jails had a serious mental illness. That’s three to six times the rate of the general population. And while the serious mental illness rate was 14 percent for men, it was 31 percent for women. If these rates were applied to 13 million jail admissions reported in 2007, the study findings suggest that more than two million bookings of a person with a serious mental illness occur every year.

“Eye-opening research suggests a direct connection between your tummy and your mind. It seems that a healthy and balanced digestive system may be quite important to your mental health.”

“In particular, studies show that probiotic, which promote proper levels of “friendly bacteria” in the gut, could help people deal with anxiety, depression and many other mental concerns.”

In 2012, Psychology Today ran an article about the Human Microbiome Project, which conducted research on how the bacteria in our bodies might communicate with our brains.

“Can anyone answer these questions for us the public?”

“Could our main reason in the United States be for highest incarceration rate and high rate of crime, etc. be because we are not addressing what is crucial and needs to be addressed……being mental illness?”

“When we begin to find cures and actually heal, then the crime rate, incarceration, etc rate will go down too!”

“Until we begin to take mental illness much more seriously in this country, we are doomed to remain the highest in many areas, also including high infant mortality rate can be due to mental illness as well and we are higher than Cuba right now….yes the United States infant mortality rate of a child reaching their 1st birthday is way up on the charts and we rank very high in our country very sad to say.”

“What kind of leaders are we in the United States?”

“It is MOST important to know when or even to know before being born how to treat mental illness before it gets out of hand and then turn into the States hands as an adult or even in some cases a childhood illness which can be cured before becoming an adulthood issue?”

“Does the state ever plan on finding actual ways to help and make the patient better so that they can eventually become a responsible individual able to live on their own within society?”

“Could mental illness be why crime is so out of hand?”

“Is bullying a form of mental illness?”

“Does anybody really care about finding what causes, proper therapy,and then eventually actually curing.”

“Has our society gotten this pathetic where we can no longer actually heal humans, not even with medication?”

Could the culprit be that when, without or actually stops medications on their own be the main problem with such high incarceration rates?” What if the patient does not have money to purchase or refill their prescription?

The Real Danger of Stopping Antidepressants Abruptly

“No two people will respond to quitting antidepressants in the same way. Doctors have no way of knowing who will have withdrawal symptoms and who won’t. Antidepressants help return a balance to mood-influencing chemicals in the brain. Some people will respond poorly to the rapid change in chemicals, while others will show almost no response. Talk with your doctor and don’t gamble on your health and wellness.”

“Certain antidepressants are more likely to cause withdrawal symptoms than others. If you have any concerns about withdrawal symptoms, talk with your doctor.”

“I stopped taking Gabapentin many years ago, and I truly do believe my body is still going through withdrawals and was not doing that before taking them.” When I feel this sensation in my body, I walk and must move to help it subside and have had this feeling since beginning that medication. Drinking lots of water also helps it to subside if this makes any kind of sense. When I express this to doctors, they look at me like I am crazy and tell me that I need to get back on it. I refuse to get back on that medication. When taking this medication the doctor also started me on Amitriptyline and I did not like the way it made me feel and also stopped it too! I cannot begin to list the medications I have been on and none of them did anything but made me need another medication for the way they changed my life and health. I walk everyday of my life sense getting myself off of those dreadful medications which did nothing but make my life a living hell with slurred speech, etc..”

“Or could it be that when the patient has stopped their medications abruptly could be what changes their personalities to a person who they don’t even know who they are and causes them to commit violent acts or even suicide?”

“I would also like to thank Christopher Hobbs for writing “Valerian” The Relaxing and Sleep Herb a bible to me as far as I am concerned and this book looks like it has never been touched from the library.”

The Beginnings of Mental Illness

“Where does mental illness begin?”

“New research suggests the seeds of psychological problems are planted well before birth.”

According to the American Psychological Association, “Schizophrenia, for example, is often thought of as a genetic disorder. But environmental factors can also boost risk – sometimes considerably. Alan Brown, MD, MPH, a professor of psychiatry and epidemiology at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, has found that a variety of early life events significantly increase schizophrenia risk (Progress in Neurobiology, 2011). The risk is three times greater in people whose mothers had the flu during pregnancy, for example, while maternal iron deficiency during pregnancy increases the offspring’s risk of the disease fourfold.”

“These aren’t small effects,” Brown says.

“Schizophrenia isn’t the only mental illness linked to prenatal events. Using data from a Dutch birth cohort, Brown found that people whose mothers were undernourished while pregnant had a significantly increased risk of major affective disorders, such as mania and depression, severe enough to require hospitalization (American Journal of Psychiatry, 2000).”

“Other researchers have shown that adverse events during pregnancy, including infections, toxin exposure and maternal stress, can boost the fetus’s future risk of problems such as depression, anxiety, autism, mood disorders and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Events in early childhood are also linked to persistent mental health problems. Childhood maltreatment, for example, increases the odds of developing depression or post-traumatic stress disorder in adulthood.”

“Now, researchers are finally beginning to understand the biological processes that underlie these links—findings that could point to new directions in treatment for mental illness and behavior disorders, and may even suggest routes to prevention. Something as simple as good prenatal care—from flu shots to proper nutrition—may help to prevent the biological chain reactions that underlie many psychological problems.”

The History of Valerian

“A standout amongst the most famous narcotic medications ever is diazepam, otherwise called Valium, which was presented in 1964. It is utilized to control nervousness and strain and to diminish muscle fits. In spite of the similarity between the two, however valerian’s longstanding use as a sedative may have been suggestive to the individuals who initially named Valium.”

“Another sedative that has become popular in the last few years is Xanax, a drug from the same class of compounds as Valium and Librium.”

“While solid, manufactured tranquilizers, for example, Valium have distinct applications, they likewise have troublesome side influences, including serious reliance (PDR, Wilson), a “sedated” feeling the morning after furthermore misfortunes in locomotor coordination (Von Eickstedt, 1969). That is the reason numerous specialists in Germany endorse valerian arrangements for gentle to direct instances of apprehension, tension, or insomnia.”

“Again, as Christopher Hobbs states, “In the United States, however, the good news about valerian seems not to have arrived yet; doctors here still resort to Valium and Xanax for these conditions.”

“I beg to differ with Mr. Hobbs and it has and did arrive, but we just never were informed of this blessing God grown plant.”

Sedative and Sleep-Promoting Drugs

“Valerian was listed in most official drug books in both England and the United States until only over 40 years ago.  As late as 1967, it was still official in the pharmacopeia of Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Hungary, Yugoslavia, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, India and Japan (Todd, 1967).”

“While solid, engineered tranquilizers, for example, Valium have unmistakable applications, they additionally have troublesome side influences, including serious reliance (PDR, Wilson), a “sedated” feeling the morning after furthermore misfortunes in locomotor coordination (Von Eickstedt, 1969). That is the reason numerous specialists in Germany recommend valerian arrangements for mellow to direct instances of apprehension, nervousness, or insomnia.”

“In holistic terms, the body is considered to be an ecosystem of interrelated functional processes.  Thus, if an individual has problems falling asleep, which is a symptom of a nervous system imbalance, we would not be surprised to see digestive and hormonal imbalances (such as PMS) as well, since the nervous system is intimately connected with the digestive and endocrine systems.”

“As you can see, valerian’s action on all nervous, stress-related, and psychological conditions is probably a result of its effect on the central nervous system, while its relaxing action on smooth muscles makes it useful in relieving menstrual cramps, digestive and bowel disorders, and possibly mild forms of asthma.”

“Pretty amazing and can you read between the lines. These are areas which if not treated can eventually cause great problems which can lead in a woman having to have hysterectomy, digestive and bowel disorders which a lot of people have even babies and asthma which babies are being born with today for some strange reason or another.”

“If we have access to something as powerful as this plant and many other not even mentioned in this plant family, why is it not being made available for healing and eventually curing to patients, i.e. asthma patient not having to depend on an inhaler anymore, etc.?

Modern Studies On Valerian

“Did you know that herbs are good for man’s best friend too?  Yes, dogs!

According to a blog I found “Taking control of my own food supply in my survival garden, “Now Hatchet, like most dogs, has a tendency to have a bit of a panic attack during thunderstorms. And don’t even think about setting off fireworks around him. He nearly foams at the mouth because he shakes and barks so hard on the fourth of July. Since we’ve learned what Hatchet’s triggers are, we’ve learned when to employ the trusted Valerian root. Once ingested, the root’s calming properties take effect in as little as an hour. My son jokingly says that it makes the dog high, but really Valerian is just pleasantly calming. This is true for both dogs and humans.”

“There was a double-blind study done where not even the doctors who are giving the drugs, Valerian know which patients are getting the drug and which are getting placebo. Everything was kept “secret” until researchers analyze the results at the end of the study. The purpose of double-blind studies is to prevent doctors from communicating their subconscious expectations to patients via body language and other subtle cues.”

“Only a few controlled, double-blind studies have been conducted on valerian to date; however, those that have been done have all shown valerian to be an effective sedative.  For instance, in one double-blind study patients given a preparation of valerian and hops showed significant improvement in subjective feelings of stress reduction (Moser, 1981).

“Another test using the same preparation (Seda-Kneipp) demonstrated improvements in subjective and objective sleep parameters for sleep-disturbed patients (Muller-Limmroth, 1977).”

“That means the people in the study both said they sleep better and were observed to have slept better according to various objective criteria and measurements, such as EEG readings of brain wave patterns.”

“Have heard that many doctors claim herbs to be dangerous?”

“Well……I think prescribed medications are the leading killers!”

According to Death by Medicine, “Each year approximately 2.2 million U.S. hospital patients experience adverse drug reactions (ADRs) to prescribed medications.  In 1995, Dr. Richard Besser of the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated the number of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually for viral infections to be 20 million; in 2003, Dr. Besser spoke in terms of tens of millions of unnecessary antibiotics prescribed annually. Approximately 7.5 million unnecessary medical and surgical procedures are performed annually in the U.S. while approximately 8.9 million Americans are hospitalized unnecessarily.”

“The estimated total number of itrogenic deaths – that is, deaths induced inadvertently by a physician or surgeon or by medical treatment or diagnostic procedures – in the U.S. annual is 783,936.  It is evident that the American medical system is itself the leading cause of death and injury in the U.S..  By comparison, approximately 699,697 Americans died of heart in 2001, while 553,251 died of cancer.”

“What is this really telling us?”

“According to Death by Medicine, “No one has ever analyzed and combined ALL of the published literature dealing with injuries and deaths caused by government-protected MEDICINE. That has now changed.”

” A group of researchers meticulously reviewed the statistical evidence and their findings are absolutely shocking. [4] These researchers are the ones who authored the paper “Death by Medicine” that presents astonishing and compelling evidence that today’s system frequently causes more harm than good.”

Cancer Doctors Don’t Discuss Herbs, Supplements With Patients

MONDAY, Jan. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Despite concerns about potentially dangerous interactions between cancer treatments and herbs and other supplements, most cancer doctors don’t talk to their patients about these products, new research found.

Fewer than half of cancer doctors — oncologists — bring up the subject of herbs or supplements with their patients, the researchers found. Many doctors cited their own lack of information as a major reason why they skip that conversation.

“Lack of knowledge about herbs and supplements, and awareness of that lack of knowledge is probably one of the reasons why oncologists don’t initiate the discussion,” said the study’s author, Dr. Richard Lee, medical director of the Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Growing Valerian

How to Grow Valerian

A tall perennial, valerian (Valeriana officinalis) produces clusters of (usually) white flowers that attract butterflies and bees. It offers a nice screen for the back of a herb patch, especially if grown near a fence or other support. Provide valerian with full sun for at least 6 hours a day. It likes a nitrogen rich soil that drains well and appreciates plenty of moisture. I maintain my plants on a low spot in the garden that tends to pool — briefly– after a heavy rain.

Valerian can grow to about 5 feet high and more than a foot across, so give it plenty of space. It is hardy in zones 4 through 9. Treat valerian respectfully by giving it a layer of mulch spring and fall.

Spring and fall are also the best times to harvest valerian’s roots and thin plants as needed. It can get ragged and neglected looking after a couple of years and benefits from some tough love.


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Common Sense is the Cure by Valerie Brown Cheers

“As strange as this may seem what I am about to write about it just may help our criminal system.”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide music as a therapy to inmates?”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide recording studios for prisoners?”

“What if the criminal penal prisons were able to provide the arts in the prisons?”

“What if successful entrepreneur’s were to make visits to the prisons to encourage entrepreneurship to prisoners?”

“We have got to devise ways to cut recidivism in our prisons in this country.”

“It seems prisons are becoming a profitable business and looks as if they are inviting prisoners to come back.”

“What if there were therapy before punishment and the therapy was music to ween off of anti-depressant?”

“Do you know what antidepressants cause one to do if they miss their dosages?”

“I will give you a perfect example of what I am talking and speaking about.”

“One of our neighbors grandson, a very respectful to elders, never been in trouble with the law not even tickets could not get his anti-depressant medicine prescription filled and he robbed a bank.”

“I guess you say, yeah okay!”

According to WebMd, “SSRI drugs include those like Prozac, Paxil, and Zoloft. Patients taking these drugs must carefully follow their doctor’s instructions about when and how long to take their medication. Failure to do so can lead to unpleasant problems, according to a study in the April issue of theBritish Journal of Psychiatry — although some of the SSRI drugs seem to cause worse problems than others.”

According to Healthy Place America’s Mental Health Channel, “If there’s one thing to remember about psychiatric (psych) medsit’s that you need to take them and you need to take them on time. This is because medication puts chemicals into your bloodstream and in order to keep a consistent level of these chemicals in your bloodstream, you must take the drug as prescribed. This is particularly critical in bipolar disorder as it’s easy to become unstable with an uneven level of psych med in your blood.”

If You Miss a Psych Med Dose

If you do think you’ve missed a psych med dose:

  1. Make sure you did, in fact, miss the dose (Sometimes it’s hard to remember if you took a pill. A pill-box really helps with this.) iMPORTANT MESSAGE: Pill boxes are not good at all and medications should be taken from the bottle and taken as prescribed per prescription as directed always.
  2. Generally the rule is to take the missed dose as soon as possible – unless it’s close to the next dose in which case never double-up *
  3. Call a doctor if you’re experiencing any out-of-the-ordinary symptoms about which you are concerned

Overall, missing one dose of medication is unlikely to hurt you, per se. It may, however, cause you some discomfort so try to put procedures into place so that you avoid the problem rather than having to deal with it afterwards.

(This all assumes that you’ve only missed one dose. If you miss multiple doses you may experience a returning of psychiatric symptoms and you may need to contact your doctor about how best to handle that.)

* This should not be considered medical advice and you should always check with a professional if you have any doubt as to what to do about a missed medication dose.

According to NAMI National Alliance on Mental Illness, “Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) occurs when a person experiences the following symptoms at the same time:

  • Obsessions (unwanted, recurrent, and disturbing thoughts)
  • Compulsions (repetitive, ritualized behaviors that the person feels driven to perform in order to lessen the anxiety produced by the obsessions)

Can crimes be committed due to not taking mental health medications?

According to Harvard Medical School for Mental Health, “Public opinion surveys suggest that many people think mental illness and violence go hand in hand. A 2006 national survey found, for example, that 60% of Americans thought that people with schizophrenia were likely to act violently toward someone else, while 32% thought that people with major depression were likely to do so.

In fact, research suggests that this public perception does not reflect reality. Most individuals with psychiatric disorders are not violent. Although a subset of people with psychiatric disorders commit assaults and violent crimes, findings have been inconsistent about how much mental illness contributes to this behavior and how much substance abuse and other factors do.”

Now according to the American Psychological Association, “Mental illness does not link to crime, research finds.”

WASHINGTON — In a study of crimes committed by people with serious mental disorders, only 7.5 percent were directly related to symptoms of mental illness, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

Researchers analyzed 429 crimes committed by 143 offenders with three major types of mental illness and found that 3 percent of their crimes were directly related to symptoms of major depression, 4 percent to symptoms of schizophrenia disorders and 10 percent to symptoms of bipolar disorder.

Now…what society is not telling us or the FDA or Pharmaceutical Industry, one of the richest businesses in the world, are not saying is the truth.  After using myself Amtriptyline, after fusion surgery in 2004, knows what they will do when stopping abruptly or when you may not have money to get your prescription filled. This is one reason why I stopped taking any medications and they don’t have to be antidepressants which WILL cause your personality, mood, and cause great agitation when not taken can do to your life and you can flip the script and become somebody other than yourself!

According to a CBN Health & Science article:

Medication Madness

Medication Madness

For decades, psychiatrist Peter Breggin has studied the link between antidepressants and violent crimes.

“The antidepressants cause violence and they cause suicide, and they do it in all age groups. We have studies in all age groups. There’s just no doubt about it,” Dr. Breggin said.

Anti-depressants work on the brain, thereby altering the way their users think.

“These drugs are causing agitation, anxiety, insomnia, hostility, aggression, mania,” Dr.Breggin said. “In addition to driving the person with this amphetamine-like effect, the antidepressants do a bit of a lobotomy. You lose your empathy. You lose your caring.”

In his book, “Medication Madness,” Dr. Breggin cites examples of violence that he says can be blamed on anti-depressant use.

Conclusion: “All I am saying is that society does not tell us the truth about what these deadly prescription drugs/medications can really do to our loved ones. They dope seniors up in nursing homes so they won’t have to be bothered and a main reason I dropped out of Nursing School and when doing my nursing home clinical, it broke my heart to see what is being done to many of our loved ones in nursing homes!”

“Not taking your medications can cause big problems and this is why I wrote this article. Please people take your medications from the bottle and take as directed per prescription on that medicine bottle, i.e. right time, right dosage, before bed, after bed, with water, without water, at night, in morning, at bedtime, etc. If  you don’t take as directed, guess what? Not only will the medication not work, it will cause other problems and most likely cause other conditions to occur over a period of time with our bodies and I know from experience what they will do to our bodies!”

“I am not a doctor nor a scientist, etc. but I do have common sense, something not a lot of anymore a lot in our world, and please take control of your own life and know what you are putting into your body. My advice to everyone taking any medications is to keep this book and use this book as your medication Bible. You must know about the medications and not believe what the doctor says all of the time.  They are only giving you according to what you tell them! We know our bodies better than any doctor and God warns us by making us sick when something is not right. Please pay attention to your body when it alerts you with bad headaches, any kind of pain you don’t ordinarily have.”

“Again….I am not writing this professing to be any scientist, doctor, etc. but am merely telling you from experience what prescribed medications can and will do to us! ~  God bless and I hope you will share this article.”

“Our prison systems will continue to become overflowed, therefore recidivism will remain on the high percentage rate!”

“We the people must come up with ways to encourage our judicial systems, prison systems, federal systems, etc. to decrease recidivism and if that is lowered, then so will the crime rate, but first we must address the culprit and that is treating with therapy before punishment and show some consideration for human beings mental well-beings.”

“If we come up with ways to help rather than hurt our prisoners even worse, then we are on the road to an effective method to our madness in this country which is way too high recidivism due to not treating therapy before punishment and also programs which can create more entreprenaurs rather than giving false hope for jobs when ex prisioners think all hope is lost and think nobody will hire them.”

“This is the book which you should own when taking any kind of prescribed medications and know that there is something wrong when medications change shapes and colors frequently:”

Nursing2016 Drug Handbook - Lippincott

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Refill as Needed With Music by Valerie Brown Cheers

“Music is the living God in our bosoms.” ~ Richard Wagner (1813-1883)

“Together as ONE we can help make great things happen with music and especially our kids in our schools and mainly help with concentration of the mind abilities.”

“We have to inspire each generation to generation from our music united together for ONE creation for HOPE for our world to be saved and it is the result from the arts of music.”

“We have to fight for music to be put back into our schools and the mission is ONE LOVE AND ONE HEART and we have to come together and MUSIC is the medicine we all need in this world.”

“Let’s learn how to give back by utilizing music and here are some quotes to prove what we mean just what music can do for our health, our mind, body and souls.”

“If you miss somebody music soothes the soul by sending messages to each other to express what you mean to each other and also remind you of each other as if there with you.”

“What really helps relieve pain is when the artist you miss plays an instrument of the music for which you listen to.”

“Music is the shorthand of emotions.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

“Music can inspire children, elders, animals, plants, and the world in its entirety in getting beautiful messages to one another.”

“Music can help brings one memory back and when they hear a tune from their generation, it stimulates the mind.”

“Eventually, musical therapists will compose prescriptions after the manner of a pharmacist…” ~ Dr. Ira Altschuler (of the Eloise State Hospital) (1942)

“Music evokes emotion and emotion can bring it’s memory.” ~ Oliver Sacks

“Every illness is a musical problem-the healing, a musical solution…” ~ Novalis, The Encyclopedia (1772-1801)

“I am equally excited about the possibilities that music making holds for all people and it’s ability to heal what seems to me a chronic imbalance in modern life.” ~ Paul Winter “Music-Physician for Times to Come” (1939- )

 “The famous Greek physician Hippocrates administered musical treatments to his patients in 400 B.C. Although this type of treatment did not originate with him, it found in him an exponent of the highest order. With the increasing materialism of Western civilization, the major tenants of ancient musical therapy have been either forgotten or discarded.” ~ Corinne Heline (1882-1975)

“Sound is the force of creation, the true whole. Music then, becomes the voice of the great cosmic oneness and therefore the optimal way to reach this final state of healing.” ~ Hazrat Inayat Khan (1882-1927)

 “Musicians must possess firm devotion to God and must be pure in mind and body, for unless they realize the spiritual power of music, they will be unable to gauge the science underlying their art.” ~ Ethel Rosenthal, “The History of Indian Music” 1931

“To the Greeks, the supreme function of music was to “praise the gods and educate the youth”. In Egypt… Initiatory music was heard only in Temple rites because it carried the vibratory rhythms of other worlds and of a life beyond the mortal.”
Plutarch (46-120 AD)

“Sometimes, it’s not the song that makes you emotional, it’s the people and things that come to your mind when you hear it.” ~ Valerie J Brown

Cultural Etiquette Around the World for Travel Agents by Valerie Brown Cheers

Have you ever been to a country which you just didn’t know the language, yet your travel agent booked you there and neither you nor your travel agent did their homework?

Well, I have an idea which would give TA ‘s ways to improve their selling and gain trust from clients too by knowing their stuff from on hands experience which you would get from your Cultural Etiquette Counselor which there will be one in every country.

There would be an individual designated guide who has a speciality in that area of expertise, they will give you a tour of the city near hotels, its people culture, laws, the people in general, proper way of meeting and greeting, body language, corporate culture, dining and entertainment etiquette, dress, gifts so no disrespecting, etiquette practices, especially for women and other helpful hints which a client may need to be known while visiting their country!

Take a look at some of the cultural etiquette around the world and just click onto the country and these would be the countries which we would work with and the TA would have to learn each topic and will help you sell and be more believable to your clients too.  (Please go to the bottom of page and click onto and take a look).

What will make us so much more better than searching the internet is that we will have a real live person whom partners with us with expertise in different areas which will be working with our TA groups Cultural Etiquette Around the World Educational Trips!

These would be excellent comments or even testimonies to put on your website letting them know that you learned from, i.e. An actual safari specialist by their name, who knows about all of the animals say in Africa, the weather, etc. or a person who is use to walking…. say in Jordan and knows the land and the history of the journey along the way of each place of interest, etc

I have a vision of educational trips and strictly teaching and exposing TA’s about the culture and these trips would be only places which we can improve our well-being and longevity of longer living lives in our country of the United States and could partner and have sort of like FAM trips, but more on the educational scale learning about ways to get for their clients vacations they may not even think they can afford. These TA trips would concentrate on learning the countries ethics, etc.

These would benefit those interested in well-being and you would think that each client experience would want this type of treatment pretty much.

These different country Cultural Etiquette Counselors could partner with consortiums and host agencies around the world. We could also have a chat session online, 5 days a week if you choose to join and learn, where we can share what we learned and until you get that personal experience would be a dependable place to go and ask questions for perspective clients and a good way of selling too for country you may not have experienced or travelled yourself!

Pictures would be the focus and we could share photos of our experiences with each other and be one big happy Cultural Etiquette Around the World family.

These TRIPS would not concentrate on hotels unfortunately, but save those for the actual clients if they choose, but you will learn what is near that hotel and this is how and what you focus on for selling the different locations globally. This would be a good way you can sell the different boutique & lifestyle properties, but more about the culture is what we teach to our TA’s and how we can learn from them and bring back and show others what you learned and this will get trust from clients I assure you!

We would also concentrate on boutique & lifestyle hotels and visit and introduce ourselves to them and let them know how much we appreciated meeting them and when you do book a guest there, you got a name for them to ask for which shows that we are all working together and have their interest at hand also

The good thing about the boutique & lifestyle hotels s its vast amount of different trendy styles and you don’t have to be rich to get the same treatment but you pay for what you want by paying and planning for this all-inclusive vacation. Now smaller scale does not mean less, but you still get that up and close personal boutique & lifestyle touch and you are a name instead of a room number.

Also, these trips will show our TA’s  how to charm and gain clients respect… using names of individuals which they can contact with any questions once there and no matter who they are they will get that first class boutique & lifestyle ambiance treatment! Most boutique hotels have concierge who will assist you if questions too!

TA’s will learn how to get all-inclusive packages which could include for example: butler, masseuse, chef, private drivers, tour guide, etc. and you don’t have to be rich to get this, but you will pay over a period of time until it is paid for.
TA’s will learn how to show clients how to pay for their lifetime vacation in installments and over a period of time, they are set to take the vacation of a lifetime with an experience they will want to share with others, even before getting back.