The Amazing Benefits of Coconut Oil

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Coconut! Google.com describes the Coconut Tree as the tall palm that yields the coconut. This tree grows mainly by coastal beaches and has become naturalized throughout the tropics. Many tropical economies are dependent upon its products, which includes copra (dried coconut kernels from which oil is obtained) and coir (fiber from the outer husk of the coconut, used for making ropes and matting).

Just a few years back, coconut oil was at the top of the list of unhealthy oils to use, but today–thanks to much research–many now view coconut oil as one of the most resourceful and versatile natural products on the earth.

When God created the coconut, He created a superfood.

Likewise, today we know that coconut oil is heart healthy, can lower cholesterol (thanks to the saturated fat called lauric acid which has been shown to increase the good HDL) and can keep us at a good balance weight (because of fats called medium chain triglycerides; the breakdown of these types of fats in the liver equal more energy burned).

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Day 1 of Cycle 8 Begins Today!

Welcome to Day 1 of the Surrender Fast! We are excited about what God will do for and in you in the next 40 days.

The theme for this cycle is New Beginnings. This is your opportunity for a fresh start, restoration, and/or reconciliation. I don’t know what situation/circumstances in your life could use a fresh start but God does and He is here to resurrect your seemingly dead dream!

We started today with prayer. If you missed the call you can access the recording HERE via the web or by phone:

Dial-back number: 530-881-1399
Access code: 275281#

If you haven’t already be sure to register at http://www.surrenderfast.com to receive daily updates. Also see our website to sign up for the Connector Group that is just right for you.

With God all things are possible,
Dr. Celeste

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Walking: Free and Beneficial

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Nowadays doesn’t it seem like everything that’s good for you cost money? Well have I got a freebie for you!

Look out the window and just begin to daydream about the fresh breeze of air against your skin, your feet hitting the pavement and glowing beads of sweat lightly grazing your brow bone?

What are you doing,  you ask? You’re walking!

Now refocus and actually step outside. Your daydream has just become your reality with loads of potential and advantages.

Walking, or should I say going for a brisk walk, is one of the most beneficial things you can do for yourself. You don’t need an exercise DVD, gym membership, or athletic build. Just put one foot in front of the other and WALK! Continue reading

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The Pre-Fast Preparation has Begun — Cycle 8: New Beginnings

I am excited to announce that we are officially in Pre-Fast mode in Surrender Land!

Cycle 8 of Surrender Fast 2014 starts Monday, September 15 however, this week is dedicated to seeking God and His will during the next 40 days; specifically what you are to surrender.

This time around I’m surrendering processed food. I’ve known that for weeks and I’ve needed that much time to get my mind around the challenges of being processed-free in a land full of this type of food. Continue reading

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8 Amazing Uses for Apple Cidar Vinegar that Might Surprise You

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Step into the kitchen and open up those cupboards until you come across…that’s it: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar!

Pull it on out, dust it off if you must–because we’re about to put that tangy brownish liquid to some good use.

I’m sure you’ve heard how beneficial ACV is when it comes to, improved digestion, heartburn, intestinal problems and constipation, strengthening of the immune system, regulating blood sugar and aiding in diabetes, detoxification, weight loss, and improved stamina and energy.

And if that wasn’t enough there are still more ways which ACV can be used.

Alternate uses for ACV: 

  • Hair Rinse: Instead of the harsh chemicals in shampoos, wash away hair buildup with an apple cider vinegar rinse.
  • Toner: Psoriasis sufferers. Apply a few drops to a cotton ball and rub on your T-zone or other dry spots to prevent breakouts and minimize blemishes.

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The Benefits of Dry Brushing

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Question: Can you guess which organ is last to receive nutrients, yet first to show signs of imbalance and deficiency?

Hint: It’s the largest organ of the body?

Ding! Ding! Ding! You’re correct. The SKIN!

Now I know what some of you may be thinking, “The skin is an organ?” I never thought of skin as an organ either, but it really is.

Last Thursday Dr. Celeste Owens, on her Webinar “Surrender Your Toxins” stated that toxins are eliminated through bowel, kidneys, lungs, lymph, and skin. And, because the skin is such an astronomical part of the human body structure, it plays a LARGE role in detoxification.

How can I eliminate toxins through the skin?

Well one way is through sweat. Another fast, effective way is through Dry Brushing! Continue reading

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Every Ending is Just a NEW BEGINNING — Join us for Cycle 8 of Surrender Fast 2014

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A New Beginning happens when you are emotionally ready to act and think in a whole new way. It’s when you make a conscious decision to part with the old and begin anew from a place of peace and fearlessness.

A New Beginning is different from a Start. A Start can occur quickly sometimes without much warning and/or mental preparation.

For example, the Start of 1st grade was rough for me; I cried every day after lunch for at least 3 months straight. One day our class had substitute teacher who was so great I forgot to cry. My classmates quickly pointed out my oversight. Surprised, I thought about crying just because, but then I purposed in my little 6-year-old heart that I would not cry again. And I didn’t for the rest of the year.

That day I began again; I ended my cycle of fear and embraced my New Beginning with hope in my heart.

So are you at the Start or a New Beginning?

You can START a diet but a NEW BEGINNING occurs when the diet becomes a lifestyle.

You can START classes but the NEW BEGINNING comes when you decide that nothing short of a degree is an option.

You can START a book/business/ministry, etc. but a NEW BEGINNING occurs when abstract becomes a reality.

Whether you are stalling at the start line or at the precipice of your New Beginning, Cycle 8 of Surrender Fast 2014 is for you!

God is going to show up in an unusual way and speak LIFE. I am expecting sign, miracles, and wonders. I am also expecting New Beginnings for our spirits, mentality, physical bodies,  marriages, relationships, businesses, and ministries.

With God all things are possible,
Dr. Celeste

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Breathing 101: The Benefits and the How-To of Deep Breathing

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BreatheDeeply…inhale through your nose counting 1…2…3…4…5, and exhale though your mouth counting 5…4…3…2…1, pause for 3 seconds, and begin again.

Psst! If only your chest puffed up, you need some Breathing 101.

Here’s how Merriam-Webster defines breathe: to move air into and out of your lungs: to inhale and exhale through your mouth or nose.

How do you start your day?

Perhaps you start by thanking God for a new day, do a little reading while Oil Pulling (wink, wink). Do you include breathing as part of your routine? Not the shallow breathing that most people do all day, but that Intentional, Purposeful, Focused breathing that is necessary; the kind of breathing that goes to the abdominal region and wakes you from the inside out.

Deep breathing is as important to your health as exercising and eating right. It can release stress and provide other noticeable health benefits. (For a full listing of benefits visit One Powerful Word.com.) Continue reading

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Melatonin and Its Role in the Prevention of Heart Disease, Headaches, Insomia, Cancer and Other Illnesses

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Turn off your cell phones, televisions, laptops, tablets and all other electronic devices and let there be darkness.
Darkness, you ask? Yes!
Nighttime sleep is not just a nap taken after hours or something we do just because we need to. In fact, here’s a little known secret about night sleeping that may surprise you.
What’s that Secret?!!!
 
Sleeping in darkness, helps the pineal gland/body (a small appendage of the brain) produce Melatonin.
What is Melatonin?

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Water: God’s Incredible Creation

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According to Merriam Webster water has many definitions including a clear liquid that has no color, taste, or smell, that falls from the clouds as rain, that forms streams, lakes and seas, and that is used for drinking washing.

Wow and to think God created this glorious wonder on the third day!

Let’s Talk About the Importance of Water

Water is not only used to fertilize the trees, plants and grass but it is also used to support the body by building a healthy immune system which allows the body to function at optimum levels.

Water is the main component of the human body. Approximately 75% of our body is made up of water, depending on age, body size and gender.

Drinking a sufficient amount of water regularly can be very beneficial for your health; not to mention it’s fat-free, calorie-free, and just plain ole free from the tap.

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