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Big News Everyone! Community Publishing has signed me to blog for them! Please come on over and continue following The Pinpricks of a Busy Bee to read all of my shared thoughts, ideas, useful info. Subscribe to Community Publishing today and receive a FREE COPY of my Multimedia Book – Fiona the Funkadelic Freckle Fairy! Please visit http://communitypublishing.org today!

The Sun the Universal Healer

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A.J. Roché

A.J. Roché

Remember the bliss you feel when your winter-weathered skin feels its first days of warm rays! Remember the agony of a mid-summer sunburn. From one extreme to another, I would like to invite you to bask in the glow of the happy medium known as sun-kissed!

Contrary to popular belief, the sun IS GOOD for you and does not particularly cause cancer! Chemical imbalances, stress and the
wrong diet is what causes cancer. It is actually recommended that
one gets at least thirty minutes of raw sunlight on the whole body daily (preferably with minimal clothing). (Start with ten minutes if you are sensitive to the sun or sit in the sun with clothes on)! The sun has many healing properties and is crucial when fighting disease or illness. It converts cholesterol into vitamin D, which is a micro-nutrient that helps protect you against various types of cancer, as well as psoriasis, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

Oh…Now I See!!!….

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The eyes absorb energy from the sun’s light, so wearing sunglasses all of the time limits the opportunity to receive healing energy. Generally, sunglasses should only be worn while driving and prolonged periods of sun exposure. (If your eyes are light sensitive, try to go a few minutes without sunglasses when the sun is low!)

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Sea Vegetables

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Mermaid Mother

By Brenda Ellis Sauro, All Rights Reserved

Mermamma always said “You better eat your SEA VEGETABLES!” Marine algae and seaweed are vegetables of the sea. (Yes, Jessica Simpson, vegetables of the sea!) These vegetables have been considered to possess healing powers to prolong life, prevent disease and aid in the preservation of beauty and youthfulness. Kelp, kombu, dulce, Irish moss and nori (which is used to wrap seaweed), are the most common types of seaweed. Seaweed is a rich source of micro-nutrients and it also contains more calcium than milk, more protein than eggs and more iron than beef! To put it in a “seashell”…

On my never ending endeavor to be a healthy me, I came across a very interesting salad mix! Few people realize the importance of eating fruits and vegetables! Sea weed, known as the vegetable of the sea, is rich in calcium, iron and protein! So naturally, sea weed would be a wonderful base for a salad! I have attached a recipe for a basic sea weed salad! Feel free to add other veggies or fruits to your salad mix! If you do not have an international store you can easily find dry sea weed on Amazon.

Sea Weed SaladSeaweed Salad

  • 30 grams (1 oz) dry sea weed mix
  • 1 tablespoon +1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or substitute with ½ tablespoon agave
  • ½ teaspoon salt (if desired)
  • ½ teaspoon ginger juice
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion finely chopped
  • ½ cup chopped red grapes (optional)
  1. Place dry sea weed in a large bowl and fill with cold water. If you like your sea weed crunchy, soak for five minutes, tender, soak for ten.
  2. To make dressing, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, sugar, salt, and ginger juice in a small bowl and whisk together.
  3. Drain the sea weed and use your clean hands to squeeze out excess water. Dry the bowl and return sea weed along with dressing and sesame seeds to the bowl. Lightly toss. Plate salad mix and garnish with scallions.

Sea vegetables have more concentrated nutrition than vegetables that grow on land! Sea for yourself! Love and light!
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A.J Roche’ will be at the Rail Yards Market this Sunday to share her insights and expertise and perhaps even tell a story!


A.J Roche’ is an Author and Creative Collaborator at Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities. #JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Community Publishing is a proud partner at the Rail Yards Market.

Bubbly Brown Sugar

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Negative_Effects_SodaHola again friends! Hope you have had an amazing start to the spring season. As it gets hotter, it is important to stay healthy and hydrated. I was in town the other day, walking around with my teenager and we noticed tons of children, as young as one year of age, consuming soda pop!

One mother was even pouring some into a baby bottle! That is damaging on so many levels, (think of the gums and teeth of that poor child), but that wasn’t my main concern! My main concern is diabetes and bone deterioration! In short, carbonization is bad for the bones, and the artificial sweeteners that are added to everything from cereal to soda pops is a main culprit in the rise of childhood diabetes.

The harmful effects of soda pop

Bubbly beverages contain phosphoric acid, which is harmful to calcium metabolism and spring-waterdiminish bone mass. Consuming sodas and carbonated water increases your risk of osteoporosis. Carbonation can occur naturally in certain spring water which can also contain high levels of phosphoric acid. The best way to keep your bones healthy is to choose teas, light juice blends and flat spring water over carbonated beverages.

On a side note, most sweet beverages contain a sweetener called High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS). HFCS is made when corn syrup undergoes an enzymatic process where the corn syrup is converted into different molecules, producing a highly concentrated sweetener at a very low sale point. This is what the USA has been putting in everything from cereals, to candies, to ketchup, to cokes in place of sugar. There are many health issues linked to HFCS. Please click on my links and research further if it is of interest to you! This is need to know info! “Cheers…and drink to your health!” Love and light!

Bubbly Brown Sugar

Here is some Bubbly Brown Sugar that is good and healthy for your body and spirit!


A.J Roche’ is an Author and Creative Collaborator at Community PublishingCommunity Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities.
#JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Community Publishing is a proud partner at the Rail Yards Market.

The Pin Pricks of a Busy Bee… By A.J Roche’

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Hello! My name is A.J Roche’. I am a licensed massage therapist and an author of children’s stories.  I also love to crochet and write poetry. I have a teenage-daughter and four furry friendly cuddly creatures I call kids.

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Qi Gong

Community of Supporters and Friends

I practice Qi Gong, meditation and am in love with nature.  I
would rather be camping near water than anywhere in the world.  I am blessed to be surrounded by an amazing array of talent from musicians to artists to poets to healers. I have a wonderful community of supporters and friends whom I cherish completely.

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Busy Bee

I have held many positions in the wonderful world of work, from truck driving to building homes to working in a bar and being a florist. ( I still do the occasional wedding.)  I am what as known as…a “jack ass” of all trades! Lol.
I am “old School” in the sense that I write everything down.

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This Earth Muffin is electronically impaired! You will see my struggles as this blog grows!  I will try to always keep my blog upbeat, but know it will always be honest.  Even if I share a crazy or silly story, be assured it will have a positive message. So come along and fly with me and enjoy the Pin Pricks of a Busy Bee.

 


A.J Roche’ is an Author and Creative Collaborator at Community Publishing. Community Publishing brings local artists of all mediums together in creative collaborations for distribution as multimedia eBooks while promoting literacy in our communities.
#JoinOurCommunity at http://communitypublishing.org

Community Publishing is a proud partner at the Rail Yards Market.