Amen-Ra Papyrus: The Art of Love and Science of Loving – Return of the Goddess Pt.1

 

The Quest to Life, Love and Law

The mystical gift of Life and Love was presented to All to be fully enjoyed in any harmonious manner ever possible and imaginable. The powerful and magnetic force that binds All and

everything together is Love. The fullness of Love and Loving is hidden far beyond the veils of Life and Living. Yet, Love and Life, Loving and Living are inconceivable intertwined by Laws of Divine Nature. Thus Living the Life we Love can be fully realised by surrendering one’s Being deeper into the mysteries of Trusting and Loving the Laws of the Nature of Love.

The Laws of Nature are fully complete, immutable, yet constantly changing the cause of Life and Love because they are Life and Love Divine. Beloved! Life is Love and Love is an unshakable Law of the Divine Supreme, the One, the All, the Source, the Force…including You! Visualise and comprehend this Truth.

I, You and Many have a quest and continue to request for answers to their unending and unanswered questions: What is Love and why does It hurts so much? Who’s got the Love I really need and how best can I Love without getting hurt? Why does It feel like it is too good to be true to be in Love [actually we say Fall in Love]? What will happen if I loose my object of Love and will I cope with Life without It?

All these are very simple questions, yet mind boggling to those ill-prepared to fully embrace Nature’s Law, Love and Life [3L’s]. The hurt, loneliness and disappointments are our wake-up calls.

Mystical Journey of Self-Discovery

Now let us first reveal some of the Truths while exposing the lie we tell ourselves and at times believe. At this point, You, however need to be prepared to take a long, a very Long Journey. It is the Journey to be lived with courage, fearlessness and freedom to choose wisely, as Our Ancient Afrikan Love Priestesses and Pure Pleasure Goddesses lived, experienced and taught the Secrets of the Journey to Us.

In choosing to accept these natural principles, one need to be holistically [Body, Mind, Soul] prepared, to live even Beyond the Timeless Secrets of Divine and Conscious Relating. We should be prepared to dwell in Spirit and shed the darkness and opinions of the uninformed minds and our immature sensual perceptions. A pure mind and pristine feeling should complement our intuitive Self, and that takes some time, but does worth the patience. That which is Divine and Fulfilling surely cannot be attained overnight. The Secrets of Fulfillment and Living Live to the Full takes practice, failure, hot tears, heartaches, learning, endurance, joy, peace and perfection.

The Jewel is not at the end of the tunnel, but engraved on the Path itself. The Journey is paved with precious stones. The question is: Are You ready to walk the Higher Path of Fulfillment as Courageous Warrioress, a Conscious Divine Feminine focused on reclaiming Her Fullness? Deeper in the mysteries of this journey we find peace beyond pain and hurting. Meditate and ponder on the above issues for and while and see.

 

© Ǻ Aunkh Khem S-Maã – 12/12/2008

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Raw Honey Cures Herpes

jar of honey

The following article is very exciting and important to me as a physician who treats all kinds of cases, but one of the most frustrating to me and my patients is the very common problem of herpes, or cold sores, fever blisters, etc that is plaguing modern society. Some have estimated that up to 70% of American adults have some form of herpes infection and that it is regularly passed on to others, usually loved ones. Herpes has broken up marriages, prevented marriages, interfered with relationships, caused suspicion and finger pointing, ruined lives, engendered guilt,  caused suffering and social isolation. All due to a nasty little virus that seems to pop out at the worst of times, sometimes in a prominent part of the body, like the lips, or in private intimate areas, like the genitals. One sore can last for weeks at a time and the frequency of outbreaks can be astonishing. Prescription drugs may work a little bit, but do not prevent outbreaks reliably or prevent spread to others; condoms don’t work either. Although the nutritional profile of a herpes outbreak can be complex, generally an outbreak signals a severe calcium deficiency due to the calcium poor diets of most Americans who do not consume raw milk. Below is an article that informs us of the wonders of raw medicinal grade honey (manuka) in the healing of herpes sore compared to prescription drugs. The honey won.

Honey Works Better than Drugs for Herpes!

Posted By Dr. Mercola

Mainstream physicians usually prescribe Acyclovir ointment or other topical medications to treat herpes outbreaks. But new research shows that nature has a better solution.This remedy works faster than any of the mainstream treatments, and with fewer side effects.

Honey has long been regarded as one of the best natural wound healers and infection fighters. When a researcher treated patients with Acyclovir for one herpes outbreak and honey for another, overall healing time with honey was 43 percent better than with Acyclovir for sores on the lips and 59 percent better for genital sores.
According to Nutrition and Healing:

“None of the volunteers experienced any side effects with repeated applications of honey, although three patients developed local itching with the Acyclovir.”

Herpes can be broken down into two primary infections: 

  1. Herpes simplex (oral and/or genital herpes)
  2. Herpes zoster (also known as shingles; a reactivation infection of the chickenpox virus)

In this case, the type of herpes in question is the genital type of herpes simplex. This study is a perfect example of nature’s capacity to provide answers for just about any physical ailment as genital herpes can be notoriously painful and difficult to treat.

Treating Herpes with Honey

Sixteen adult subjects with a history of recurrent labial and genital herpes attacks used honey to treat one attack, and a commonly prescribed antiviral drug, acyclovir cream, during another. (It’s important to realize that neither the drug nor the honey will actually cure genital herpes. They only treat the symptoms.)
Interestingly, honey provided significantly better treatment results.
For labial herpes, the mean healing time was 43 percent better, and for genital herpes, 59 percent better than acyclovir.
Pain and crusting was also significantly reduced with the honey, compared to the drug. Two cases of labial herpes and one case of genital herpes remitted completely with the honey treatment, whereas none remitted while using acyclovir.
The best way to use this treatment is to first make sure that you have RAW honey as it will work far better than regular processed honey. My preference is Manuka honey. Make sure you find one that is a semifluid. All you need to do is apply some of the honey directly to the open sore. Apply at least four times a day, but more would likely be better as the goal is to keep it constantly bathed in the honey.
As for side effects, three of the subjects developed local itching with acyclovir, whereas no side effects were observed even with repeated application of the honey.
The researchers concluded that “topical honey application is safe and effective in the management of the signs and symptoms of recurrent lesions from labial and genital herpes.”

What You Need to Know About Honey

Honey — which was a conventional therapy for infection up until the early 20th century when penicillin took center stage — has recently started inching its way back into the medical mainstream, but it’s important to realize that not all honey is created equal.
Some kinds of honey should never be applied to an open sore or wound, and the antibacterial activity in some honeys is 100 times more powerful than in others.

Processed, refined honey that you typically find in grocery stores is NOT appropriate for use in wound care. In fact, your average domestic “Grade A” type honey will likely increase infection.
It also will not offer you the same health benefits as raw honey when consumed.
Manuka honey from New Zealand is a specific type of honey that has actually been approved for use as a medical device, due to its healing properties and superior potency. But you could also use raw honey – it’s just not as potent as Manuka.

Good quality honey offers several topical wound-care benefits that can explain some of its success as a remedy for herpes sores:

  • It draws fluid away from your wound
  • The high sugar content suppresses microorganism growth
  • Worker bees secrete an enzyme (glucose oxidase) into the nectar, which then releases low levels of hydrogen peroxide when the honey makes contact with your wound

Manuka
Clinical trials have found that Manuka honey, made with pollen gathered from the flowers of the Manuka bush (a medicinal plant), can effectively eradicate more than 250 clinical strains of bacteria, including resistant varieties such as:

  • MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus)
  • MSSA (methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus)
  • VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci)
  • Helicobacter Pylori (which can cause stomach ulcers)

With the increasing threat of antibiotic-resistant infections and drug over-use, the return to honey as a natural, multi-purpose healing therapy is certainly a welcome alternative.

Other Natural Therapies for Herpes Infections

Aside from honey, here are a few other remedies that have also been found effective in treating herpes infections:

  • Lysine (an essential amino acid)
  • Proline (an essential amino acid) ~Added to original article by Bliss Returned~ It works.
  • Vitamin C
  • Aloe Vera
  • Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)
  • Resveratrol (a very potent antioxidant from grape seed)
  • Garlic
  • Lactoferrin (a potent antimicrobial protein found in colostrum)

In addition to these remedies, which all tend to work, in my experience the two approaches that work the very best are:

  1. Homeopathic herpes simplex formula –– I’ve found these homeopathic formulas to be rprisingly effective. They’re also non-toxic so they’re very safe, with virtually no side effects.
  2. The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) – This is a form of psychological acupuncture without needles. By tapping on different acupuncture meridians, you can energetically resolve the emotional precedent that caused your immune system to weaken, allowing the infection to take hold. Once you get at the emotional root, your immune system tends to get reactivated, along with a number of genes that can help to resolve and heal your physical condition.

Last but not least, there’s some evidence suggesting that high doses of vitamin D can help resolve herpes infection, although I do not have personal experience with this treatment. But there have reportedly been a large number of successes with people using up to 50,000 units once a day for three days.
It would be particularly effective if you have not been taking vitamin D regularly and have not had frequent exposure to the sun.
If you’ve had your vitamin D levels tested and are within the therapeutic level, then clearly you don’t want to use this approach as you may overdose on vitamin D. However, more than likely, if you had optimal vitamin D levels you probably wouldn’t have gotten the infection in the first place.
We know vitamin D works for flu’s, coughs and colds, and appears to work for most all the typical types of viral infections – even infections like herpes.

The Ladies Guide To Dating And Male Interaction: 10 Rules

Relax love ain’t going nowhere.

1. You will lessen your chances to attract and keep a man if you run after men all the time. Ok ladies, yea i know he’s fine..probably super fine. I get that. But give that man some space. Always remember the line from back in the day: If it’s for you it isn’t going anywhere. I’m here to reiterate that to you. There’s a better way than wishing things will blossom with a man by telling him how much you are thinking about him repeatedly, or telling him all your business thinking that you two will form a bond that way. NO NO NO. As a woman who has been on some dates in my lifetime and spoken with hundreds of woman and studied relationships over all. I’m here to tell you personally from a man’s perspective MEN WANT TO BE THE MAN. You gotta allow a man to pursue you. Most men are that way, at least that’s what they tell me. So ladies, put your energy into being receptive to a man getting to know you. Relax and enjoy the process of slow movement. Yes, you can still call the shots overall..Because i’m not talking about having sex with a man to be receptive to him, while you’re getting to know him. Honestly..we will speak more on that one in a few minutes.

You are where it’s at!

2. Your chances of landing a solid, healthy relationship will drop to almost 1% if you are needy and don’t want to be alone. I’ll say it again. Yes the man is shole nuff fine. However it is you I’m concerned about here. Think about your life this way, you were born alone. You should learn the magic art of being happy and content right now. Sure it is easy to do when you have a healthy support system in place. The important thing to know is that, NO man comes along to be your support system. You alone have to learn the art of making that a reality for yourself. Everyone isn’t cut out to be a counselor, coach or consultant. So why would you expect a stranger to provide such services to you, out of the clear blue sky and on top of that…FREE. No honey. I feel you but you have to enjoy the skin you’re in. Think about some of the things you enjoy doing and visualize the joy of doing them with yourself. The world will be much brighter once you take your time and smile about what you have access to. YOU HAVE IT ALL. Look at you:-). Think of it this way, how will a man want to spend time with you, if you don’t want to do the same. There is something magical that happens..i’m here to tell you personally! When you get into what you enjoy, even if it involves helping others in someway..thats even better! The universe shifts to bring you the people who match your frequency energetically. i’m not playing. Work it out and give it a shot. You owe it to you to enjoy life even more. And don’t think about a relationship like that, because your date is waiting for your vibration to raise up and then like a magician, he will certainly show his face.

Slow down, Enjoy.

3. Trust me when i say: Men enjoy a challenge. If you give everything on the first date: is there really an incentive for a man to stay around and get to know more about you? Probably not. Right. So here’s the deal. There are so many other things you and your fine date can get into to with your clothes on. Also it is better to keep all your deep childhood history and past relationship details to yourself. Studies show that a conversation about past relationships and sex both have damaging effects on a future potential relationship between two people. Why is that? Hmm i would say it’s because man want women who are light and joyful. If you share a story where you experience the entire misfortune in your head and you allow him to experience your thoughts and feelings about too much of your life too soon. He may not call back. You want to keep life simple and move on from the past before you decide to move into the hot land of relationships. I’m here to tell you. This will save you so much time and frustration in the future. Take your time. Rock his world with mystery not the heavy baggage.

Real recognizes real.

4. Learn to be yourself, don’t fake it. The truth will always come out. Whoever you are..trust there is someone out there just for you. Sure it might be cute to act like you are someone you are not. The question is, how long will you be able to keep that up. Over time everyone lets their masks fall and people will always know more of what is there. Karma is something. Just be you. If you don’t like who you are. Change it up. Elevate, Get creative and mix it up. We all have work to do. Keep it real and everything will be right!

There are other men out there.

5. Never compromise your standards just to have an attractive man on your tip. You know what I’m talking about. He looks good, smells like paradise but he has no values, no game plan and he wears his draws down to his knees . He told you he was not ever getting married. He said he wants to be single for life. HA! OK. So that’s not your ideal man. You knew it when he started breaking it down to you at lunch or on the corner. You aren’t that damn lonely. This is why its important to learn to love yourself. If you aren’t joyful about your life and who you are. You may fall for anything. You are way too smart to waste your life on people undeserving of your time. The next time you see something or someone who doesn’t fall in line with your Values (if you don’t have some, get some) my advice: KEEP IT MOVING BLISSFULLY…HONEY you don’t have time for that!

Be honest.

6. Listen to your heart..the inner wisdom..if something doesn’t feel right its a good idea to talk about it or move on from it. Here is a good example: You are on a date with a sexy man. He’s charming, sweet and opening up to you. everything goes well until (OH NO HE DIDN’T)… OH YES HE DID: He reaches down and grabs your behind. It’s the first date. You are looking like? ‘Uh i’m not feeling that.’ At that point you have a couple of choices on how to deal with it. First of all, stay calm. There’s no need to act up. Let’s not put too much energy into this. Instead, feel your inner wisdom and if you know whatever this man did is outside of your (VALUES) then you can say peace..thank you for the nice time and say i have to go now, and talk to him later about it or never again. Its best not to get into it while on the date as it will leave a staleness in the air. When the date is over you can politely tell him If you are planning on going out with him..let him know who you are and what your values are. Keep it brief. If he wants to really get to know you. He will totally understand. And if he doesn’t its just the opposite and that’s quite alright too. You have absolutely nothing to lose but foolishness. So smile and be proud of yourself for whatever decision you make. You will be glad you did. You know it too.

Is he into you?

7. If men don’t call you, they are just not interested! I’ve been there, you’ve been there. Waiting by the phone for a phone call. Excuse me, i know some of you haven’t had that experience since home phones were hot. There are so many reasons to call you right? RIGHT! so if you hear a man telling you all this sweet stuff. But, he never gets around to calling you, EVER. He’s not that into you. Period. There is no other way to interpret this thing. We all know it takes communication of some sort to get to know someone on any level. We all can agree that relationships don’t just happen by accident. They certainly don’t. So if he is across the world, there is a way to contact you, If he is working late, he can call you, if its been a month and he hasn’t called… fill in the blank again with the same words (he’s not that into you) If you think you should chase a man down to get his attention. Uhh please re-read the rules from the top down. If you don’t trust this. Just try it and find out. Better yet. Just take my word for it and call it a day. Go do your toes or watch a movie. But don’t sit around waiting in vain. If you are just friends that all it is.

You set the pace

8. Men like to take their time too, even though it may not seem like it to you. Some women move too fast for even men. I’m talking about men that want to be in a relationship or married with a family one day. Back to the loose women, Yeah i know we’re not talking about you here. However some women have this idea of covering up the pain they have inside by repeating their mistakes over and over with men who either don’t want them in any other way but sexually or they throw themselves at men that are already spoken for. You deserve better and they deserve better. If only you knew how Karma works is all I’ll say. Sistahs it’s not worth it. He damn sure ain’t worth it. And the entire situation is a waste of energy to top it all. Nothing good can ever come of it. There are men who say they want to take their time. Some men have told me that women never make them wait for even 6 months before they sleep with them. They even said they would love to have a woman who would make them wait. Of course that’s some men. But trust me ladies its more men that want us to make them wait than the other way around. And women don’t know the power they have. If you have read all the rules until this point you know the ball is in your court. All I’ll say here is get some values my sistahs. Enjoy the little things. It’s not too late to make a change either.

Law of Attraction and you.

9. You attract men on the same vibration that you are on. Don’t be mad at this one simply change you and you will see a whole new model in your life of friends and of course in the men you attract. This one is a no-brainer..its all about the Law of Attraction. It’s not personal. When you learn to love you, the world will too.

Allow room for growth to take place.

10. Don’t Expect a man to change unless you want him to resent you. Bossing a man around is not the way into his heart. That’s right. Last time i checked, resentment was not one of the elements of a happy healthy relationship. If you want to build a solid relationship with your potential lover, you have to allow him to make mistakes and allow him to learn from them. We as woman are allowed that luxury so we owe it to the men to give them the same love and respect. We are all on earth to learn the lessons of life. Most people had a personality and a life before they ever met us. We have to remember that and celebrate who they are. Of course foolishness and unhealthy behavior should be talked about but choose your talks wisely. You don’t want to create a problem where there is none. And some comments/ perceptions/ observations should be reflected (within us) before they should be considered conversation worthy. Sometimes we as women feel we should protect our interests in every possible way so no one can take advantage of us. This is why sometimes some women make a fuss when there is none. In-fact the only issue sometimes is the thoughts. Learn to visualize peaceful things and love. See your mate healed and being all that you know they are holistically. Your visualizations will help to bring out the good in them. Use your powerful imagination ladies to bring about change in you and in your families. Indeed our greatest strength is within.

26 Gemstones For 2012 Transformation!

 

1. Dumortierite: Self-reliance, stamina, patience, recognition of potential, understanding, communication of ideas.

2. Amazonite: Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.

3. Amethyst: Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

4. Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

5. Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

6. Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

7. Aventurine: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, inspiration, leadership.

8. Azurite: Intuitive, dreams, healing, insight, meditation, concentration, transformation.

9. Bloodstone: Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision-making.

10. Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

11. Carnelian: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

12. Celestite: Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming, growth, intuition, hope.

13. Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

14. Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

15. Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

16. Citrine: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening.

17. Coral: Diplomacy, calming emotions, visualization.

18. Clear Quartz: Magnifying, life development, healing, raising consciousness.

19. Diamond: Creativity, courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities .

20. Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, celibacy (men), sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity, clarity.

21. Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.

22. Fossil: Accomplishments, improvement of one’s environment, communication, innovation.

23. Agates: Balancing energies; perception, strength, inspiration, revealing talents.

24. Garnet: virility, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

25. Hematite: Mental balance, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, clearing negativity.

26. Howlite: Awareness, calm, expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity.

You Thought You Knew Your Body: 11 Crazy Features Of Human Anatomy

What an amazing creation the human body is. This week i have learned so many new details about the body. We have so much to learn. I know i’m not the only one. Take a look at this article. This is very educational. Interesting stuff. Enjoy!

The truth about the normal human body can be stranger than fiction.

To prove it, here are 11 weird facts about the body you thought you knew.

1. Your Tongue

1. Your Tongue

What does your tongue have in common with an octopus’ tentacle and an elephant’s trunk? All three are examples of a unique structure called the “muscular hydrostat,” a bundle of muscles that work without the assistance of bones. Like anything made mostly of water, the hydrostat has a constant volume, so when certain cells contract, the whole thing has to expand somewhere else. The result is a body part that is both strong and flexible. If your tongue were as big as an elephant’s trunk, it could uproot trees too.

2. Your Hyoid Bone

This wee, horseshoe-shaped bone will never appear in the song by James Weldon Johnson, as it’s connected to…no bones at all, in a meaningful sense; its job is independent of the rest of the skeleton. Also known as the lingual bone, the hyoid bone sits atop the larynx, providing an anchor for the muscles on the floor of the mouth, the tongue. Don’t worry: you’re not likely to break this bone, unless someone starts choking you to death. At that point, you’ve got bigger problems.

3. Your Philtrum

3. Your Philtrum

No, that little indent under your nose isn’t there to make it difficult to apply lipstick in the dark, but it doesn’t serve any other purpose either. The indent, called the philtrum, is just a residual reminder of your time in the womb: in utero, the two sides of your face develop independent of one another, then join at the middle. When the two sides fail to fuse properly, the result is a cleft palate, which occurs in about 1 of every 750 births. Ancient Romans found the philtrum erotic, and named that lipstick-thwarting dip in the upper lip “Cupid’s Bow.” In fact, the word philtrum comes from a Greek term meaning “love potion.”

4. Your Hair

Chelsa Skees via flickr

People love tossing around hair facts. That old wives tale about it growing after you’re dead? A fun fallacy. After you die, your hair and nails don’t continue growing, but the skin retreats as it dehydrates, causing that creepy illusion of ghoulish growth.

In truth, hair is a weird combination of living and dead. The living hair follicle pushes out the hair, which is made up of different kinds of non-living yet protective cells made of keratin — the same keratin that’s on your top (dead) layer of skin, in the lenses of your eyes, and your nails. When your hair turns grey, it means your pigment cells are dying. Yet another hairy reminder of your own mortality.

5. Your Nails

Ever notice how your toenails grow more slowly than your fingernails? That’s because there’s an evolutionary correlation between the length of your “terminal phalanges” (the outer-most bones in your toes and finger-tips) and the rate at which your nails grow. The tips of your toes are shorter than your fingertips, so your toenails don’t grow as fast. In the same way, the nail on your middle finger will grow faster than the nail on your pinky. The seemingly random correlation has to do with the lessening necessity of claws through human evolution. If your fingernails are thick and grow quickly, ask yourself the question: “Should I be digging more?”

6. Your Bioluminescence

6. Your Bioluminescence

Fireflies and jellyfish glow, but humans? Believe it. The phenomenon is a natural byproduct of the metabolic process, and scientists have long been aware of the presence of bioluminescence in most living creatures. But it wasn’t until 2009, when a team of Japanese researchers developed camera 1000 times more sensitive than the human eye, that human bioluminescence was captured on film. The light show apparently works on a 24-hour cycle — brightest in the late afternoon and on the cheeks, forehead and neck. Next time someone tells you “you’re glowing,” you can take it literally.

7. Your Walking Proteins

Of the microscopic menagerie that is your cell biology, the most bizarre member is perhaps the kinesin protein, a “motor” protein whose job it is to deliver important molecules to their necessary cellular destinations. What’s most remarkable is the kinesin’s mode of transportation: It “walks” along its micro-pathway using two structures at its base commonly referred to as “feet.” Though scientists disagree as to exactly how these feet were “made for walking,” there’s no denying that the mode of transportation closely resembles that of the humans they assist.

8. Your Sonic Hedgehog

8. Your Sonic Hedgehog

What’s more complex than cell biology? Cell biology in your infinitely complex brain. In 1993, scientists discovered a protein in the hippocampus instrumental in developing a variety of neural traits. Isolated in fruit flies, the protein causes spines to grow on the back, so the scientists named it “Sonic” after the spiny Sega Genesis character. Similar proteins are named and desert hedgehog and Indian hedgehog. Who says scientists don’t have fun?

9. Your Liver

The lumpy, lobey, unwieldy liver gets a bad rap, but if you didn’t have it in there cleaning out your system, you’d be looking pretty bad yourself. Lucky for you, the liver is perhaps the most resilient of the major organs: it can regenerate from only 25% of its tissue mass. You wouldn’t vote it the cutest kid in school, but “Most Likely to Succeed”? Maybe.

10. Your Vomeronasal Organ

There are important organs, and there are ones just along for the ride. As far as useless leftover body parts, you’ve probably heard about about the tailbone, the appendix, even the little toe (wee wee wee all the way home). But you may not have heard of the “vomeronasal organ,” located unglamorously inside the nose.

Back in the day, the little guy used to aid in detecting subtle airborne information, most importantly, pheromones from a member of the opposite sex. In the age of modern man, the vomeronasal organ doesn’t appear to be doing much — it doesn’t even have nerves connecting it to the brain. Still, scientists continue to argue about the potential chemical messages it might be sending, titillating that part of us that is still animal.

11. Your Sexy Bits

And speaking of pheromones and vestigial organs…

Men and women have more in common “down there” then you might think. Because the sex organs of a fetus don’t develop until about five months into development, males and females have remnants of the opposite sexual organs — and some are more useful than others. While the penis is basically an enlarged version of a lady’s clitoris, the male remnant of the lower vagina is less useful. Called the prostatic utricle (Latin for “pouch of the prostate”), the little-discussed fleshy sac just kind of hangs out near the prostate gland, leading nowhere. In the 1800s, the structure was more commonly called the vagina masculina, which requires no translation.

Source: http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/113299#ixzz1jgxqqHFg

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Facts About The Vagina You May Not Know

DISCLAIMER: WARNING!! The information and photographs contained in this guide are quite explicit and may be disturbing to some viewers. By CONTINUING read on, you agree that you are either an adult, or have your parent or guardian’s permission to view explicit information and images on the internet.

It’s a trip how many women do NOT know about their bodies. We have some parents who did not discuss the details of sex, reproduction and all the facts about the body that little girls should be introduced to at an early age, than just in their adulthood. Of course the older a young woman gets, it becomes someone’s task to share the facts of life with her. How else will she know that she will have a month cycle and that it is nothing to be afraid of. My mother did not hold back with me and my sisters growing up. She definitely made sure we knew what to expect and how to take care of our delicate body parts. I will do the same thing. As my mother never thought of our bodies as nasty or something to hide away from. I am thankful for that. Now its my time to get into the facts about our bodies. I plan to share this information and much more. We have to know to GROW! Share this with someone you know who needs to know. There is nothing to be ashamed of. Love your body in a balanced way and it will love you back:-) <3

The Vulva and Internal Genitalia

A woman’s vulva is actually a grouping of most of the external sexual organs of the crotch. The vulva includes the vagina opening, the clitoris, the labia (majora and minora), the urinary opening (urethra), and the area over the pelvic bone that gets covered with pubic hair at puberty (called the mons veneris).

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1: Mons veneris
2: Hood of Clitoris
3: Clitoris
4: Labia minora
5: Labia majora
6: Anus
8: Perineum
10: Opening of Vagina
11: Opening of Urethra
The most obvious feature on an adult woman is the pubic hair. It grows from the soft tissue above the pubic bone and is called the mons veneris (1) (Latin for “mountain of venus”). In mature unshaven women, the pubic hair continues down and around the vulva to the anus (6). The anus is the opening of the rectum and colon. Click here for a detailed drawing of the external genitals. The hair covered area between the mons and the anus is also made of soft fatty tissue (like the mons). This is the outer lips of the vagina, or labia majora (5) (Latin for major lips). The labia majora are prominent in some women and minimal in others. For some, the skin of these outer lips is darker.

The outer lips (labia majora) surround some soft flaps of skin which are hairless. These inner lips are called the labia minora (4) (Latin for minor lips). With sexual stimulation, they swell and turn darker as they get filled with blood. The space between the inner lips and the anus is called theperineum (8).

If the inner lips are spread apart (as seen in the picture), one can see that they protect a delicate area between them. This area is called the vestibule. At the top of the vestibule, right below the mons area, the inner lips are joined to form a soft fold of skin, or hood (2), that covers the clitoris (3).

The clitoris (pronounced KLIT-or-iss [no, it doesn’t rhyme with Dolores]) is the most sensitive spot in the entire genital area. It is made up of erectile tissue that swells during sexual arousal.

Below the clitoris is a small slit called the urethra (11) opening. The urethra is a thin tube about an inch and a half long that connects to the bladder. This is where urine comes out.

Below the urethra opening is the larger opening of the vagina (10) (also called the introitus). The vagina is the birth canal, and connects the outside world of the vulva to the womb (or uterus).

THE VAGINA
fThe vagina is a muscular tube-like structure that connects the external world of the vulva to the internal organs of reproduction (i.e., the cervix and uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries). The Vagina is tucked between the urinary bladder in the front, and the rectum in the back. If nothing is inside, the vaginal walls touch each other. When something is inside the vagina, (e.g., tampon, finger, penis, baby), the walls spread and “hug” the object .

The walls of the vagina are actually made up of 3 types of tissue. The inside wall is called mucosa, and is similar to the inside of your mouth. Just below the mucosa is a layer of tissue that can fill with blood. This is theerectile tissue, and swells when a woman is sexually aroused. The deepest layer is a coat of muscle. This muscular coat is a wrap of tissue that can relax or constrict.

The vagina varies in length from woman to woman, but is generally 2 1/2 to 4 inches long (from vulva to cervix). In addition, the vagina has the ability to stretch quite a bit, thus allowing an erect penis in, and a baby out.

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Fertility Foods: Which Foods for Fertility You Should Eat To Boost Your Fertility

The following list of fertility foods includes all the important key foods that boost fertility and that nourish the reproductive organs assisting in healthy production of eggs and sperm. Fertility FoodsIt is best to start eating these foods at least four months before conception is attempted. It takes about that time to mature healthy sperm and to for the female follicles to develop within the ovary. Every month, as these follicles growth, only one reaches maturity and releases the egg that will be fertilized.

It takes 150 days for an egg to grow from a follicle into a ready-to-be-released egg. The healthier your ovarian tissue is, the higher your chances of having high quality eggs. The role of fertility foods for men and for women is to assist the body during gametogenesis (the formation of eggs and sperm) and facilitate conception.

Maca

This wonderful super food has the ability to balance your hormones and increase egg quality and sperm count. It is a tonic for the entire endocrine system and it is especially useful to women who do not produce enough progesterone and suffer from luteal phase defect. This also helps prevent miscarriages due to this reason. In men, Maca increases libido, helps have strong erections, regulates testosterone production and increases sperm quality.

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Goji

Goji has long been used by Asian physicians for the treatment of infertility in both men and women. Goji berries grow on an evergreen shrub found in temperate and subtropical regions in China, Mongolia and in the Himalayas in Tibet. Goji is a powerful anti-oxidant which can help reverse the effects of over-heating of sperm. It also increases sperm count and viability of the sperm. In women, Goji helps prevent premature ovarian failure. These berries also increase libido in both men and women.

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Blue-Green Algae

Spirinula and chlorella are blue-green algae that contain chlorophyll, amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and proteins. Spirinula is a saltwater, while chlorella is freshwater algae, but both nourish the endocrine and nervous system, giving support to the immune system, regulate the metabolism and aid in tissue repair. These single cell blue-green algae are like green blood and supply the body with all the necessary nutrients for proper functioning.

They are high dense fertility foods which gently detoxify the organism and replenish nutrient deficiency, thus enhancing reproduction. They can be used to reduces pre-menstrual syndrome, increase fertility, stimulates the thyroid gland, and repair damaged DNA/RNA cells. When talking these fertility foods, start with small amounts and increase slowly over time.

Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is the greatest among all the fertility foods because it is a natural source of steroid hormones which control a wide range of female reproductive functions including ovulation, menstruation, libido, and fertilization. In men, royal jelly helps increase sexual stamina and it is used to treat impotence. It contains enzymes and it is an excellent source of hormones like estrogen and progesterone, and genetic material like DNA and RNA, which are critical for cellular repair as well as for synthesis of new cells. Royal jelly is the food of the queen bee, whose job in life is to produce large quantities of eggs. The queen bee takes royal jelly exclusively and has a life span of about six years compared to the life span of a worker bee which is only of about two months. Sublingual doses of royal gently are very therapeutic because royal jelly, when taken in this way, is immediately utilized by the body through the blood.

Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is a great natural, healthy, and highly nutritious food that is especially useful to increase sperm production. In men, it also improves the quality of semen and support prostate health. In women, bee pollen is useful in supporting ovarian function by stimulating natural ovulation.

Bee Propolis

This great product from the bee hive has incredible powers among which to stimulate the immune system and anti-inflammatory properties. It is very useful to both men and women, but especially to women who suffer from endometriosis.

Note:

Fertility foods and products from the bee world are great in addressing infertility but some people develop a reaction. So be careful if you choose to add these super fertility foods to your diet. If you have allergies to pollens you might react to these products, so talk to a qualified practitioner before taking them. Also, make sure you choose high grade bee supplements from a clean and pure environment.

Green Superfoods and Sea Vegetables

Green Superfoods are rich in phytonutrients coming from cereal grasses (alfalfa, barley, rye, wheat grass, etc.) and algae or sea vegetables. They are foods that contain high amounts of enzymes, chlorophyll, vitamins, amino acids, fiber, antioxidants, minerals and other important nutrients. Sea vegetables are notorious for giving longevity and vitality to those cultures that include them into their daily diet. They prevent mineral deficiencies related to infertility, increasing ovarian function in women, sperm count in men and providing hormonal regulation in both.

Make A Fertility Smoothie With Fertility FoodsThere are many important sea vegetables which are source of vitamins and minerals in a very natural and easily available form. Kombu (Laminaria) is rich in iron, Rockweed in calcium, Bladderwrack in potassium, Dulse and Kelp (Ecklonia) in iodine, and Sea Lettuce (Ulva) in magnesium.

Other nutrient rich sea vegetables are Alaria (Ribbon Kelp), Sea Whistle, and Macrocystis. All sea vegetables contain high amounts of minerals and trace elements like iodine, zinc, boron, iron, selenium, magnesium, calcium, and chromium. They also contain high amounts of Vitamin K, B Vitamins (B12, folate), Vitamin E, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. These sea vegetables have a number of different common names that honestly it is quite hard to keep track of all of them.

Each location has a different common name depending where they are grown and harvested. Their health benefits are huge that’s why they are considered superfoods for many health conditions like immune dysfunctions, chronic diseases, hormonal imbalances. Sea vegetables contain lignans, which are phytonutrients that lower circulating estrogens and play a very important role in inhibiting tumor growth.

Wheat Grass

Wheat grass restores hormonal function, nourishes the blood, enhances immunity and works as a great reproductive tonic. It is also an excellent detoxifier that removes heavy metals from the body and may be involved in decreasing infertility and miscarriages caused by heavy metal toxicity. The most important component of wheatgrass is chlorophyll, which plays a role in making the body more alkaline, thus helping restore pH balance. An acidic vaginal environment is extremely hostile to sperm, while an alkaline uterine environment is necessary for implantation and may possibly prevent miscarriage. Chlorophyll improves problems with blood sugar metabolism which seems to be related to anovulatory problems like polycystic ovarian syndrome causing infertility.

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Shiitake

Shiitake mushrooms play an important role in immune regulation, thus contributing to support the function of the immune system. Add these to your selection of fertility foods if you need to strengthen your immune system.

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Brewer’s yeast

Brewer’s yeast is one of the best sources of B vitamin complex and it is rich in protein content and particularly high in DNA and RNA sources. It also contains minerals like selenium, zinc, iron and chromium, all very important to increase fertility and regulate hormones and blood sugar.

Fertility foods are a healthy and easy way to increase fertility and should be consumed daily by both partners and for a period of 4-6 months before conception.

Affirm and Conceive

Daily Positive Affirmations for Conception

Positive affirmations will help you increase fertility and general well-being through relaxation.
Using positive affirmations is a form of healing based on re-wiring your subconscious mind to new and more positive thinking while allowing the release old negative thinking.

During your life you may have taken up negative thinking patterns based mostly on your fears, life uncertainty and discouraging experiences. These negative thoughts are now the cause of your mental and emotional blocks that might prevent you from allowing the process of conception to take place within your body. Positive affirmations are a great way to meditate and to bring a positive outlook back into your life.

If you stop for a moment and think about it, you will notice that you already practise affirmations all the time. When you tell others that you are going to do something, you are affirming something that you intent to manifest into your life. In order for you to manifest an idea into reality, you first have to create a thought, then you have to express this thought either verbally or mentally in the form of a sentence or an image and then you have to choose the actions necessary to manifest it.

Positive affirmations are meant to support you through the process of conception by helping you to release all the mental blocks that prevent you from truly manifest your desire to become pregnant and assist you to affirm positive and encouraging thoughts into action.

Affirmations For Emotional Healing

Positive affirmations are very useful in counteracting negative emotions that pull you down. Sadness is a very common emotion in couples who cannot conceive, but it can hinder your fertility.

I now release all emotional blocks that prevent me from conceiving a baby.

I now release all unwanted built-up emotional patterns that prevent me from connecting to my inner self.

I am now becoming more and more confident about my ability to become a mother (father).

I now release all my fears and concerns about infertility and I declare myself fertile.

As my sadness lifts away a renewed sense of hope settles in my heart.

I express my feeling and I share them with my partner.

Affirmation For Manifesting A Baby

Positive affirmations help you manifest into your life what you have desired for so long. It is time to allow the manifestation process to take place.

The universal life force brings me new creative energy.

I welcome my time to be a parent.

I graciously accept my creative powers.

I allow the creative forces within me to be released.

I allow my creative energies to work through me and bring me a healthy pregnancy and baby.

I deserve the best outcome and with joy I am thankful of a new life.

I experience a profound connection to the miracle of life.

I now manifest my decision to have a baby.

I visualize having a baby.

Affirmation For Fertility & Angels

Angels are part of the universal force of Love & Light as they are spiritual energy beings. You do not have to believe in their existence, you just need to be willing to ask for their help and support. You will be surprised how much love and light they can bring into your life. These positive affirmations will help you surround yourself to their love and healing energies. Expect miracles!

I ask the angelic healers to remove any block that prevents me from getting pregnant.

I surround to the healing forces of the universe.

I ask Archangel Raphael to deeply heal my mind, body and soul now.

I ask the Angels for guidance and protection every day.

I am thankful for all I am and all I have. I am at peace.

I am thankful to God and the Angels for their help, protection and guidance.

I listen to my inner guidance and I act based upon my intuition.

I listen to subtle messages that the universe is sending me so that I can find the right therapy for my case.

I ask Archangel Michael to guide and protect me at all times.

Sex Drive (Libido)Boosting Super Foods!

Be conscious of the foods you put in and notice the change in your libido in just 1 month! Here are my top recommended foods to get you in the mood.

  1. Celery: considered an excellent food to ramp up sexual stimulation. The reason being that it boosts a powerful substance known as androsterone – an odorless hormone released through male perspiration. ‘Yuk’ I hear you, er, think. Well, this is one of those kind of sweats that has that strange effect on women…the same effect that I understand a dozen red roses and a bottle of champagne has (apparently).
  1. Maca: this is a less common food, but is no less potent. Having only recently been introduced to the Western world you will be forgiven for not finding it in your local Tesco. I had not heard of this until very recently when it was hailed as “Nature’s Viagra” . Like anyone else, this claim made me curious. According to some it is believed to improve sexual performance, the frequency with which people desire sex and can be effective in increasing sperm count! Not only that, but guys should expect an increase in testosterone, a helping hand in any fight against erective dysfunctions and impotency and it also makes you feel younger. Quality! Fear not ladies – for women, maca is reknowned for increasing sex-drive and fertility! What a stormer!
  1. Pumpkin Seeds: Pumpkin seeds contain zinc, which is important in testosterone production for men and also helps to sustain sexual desire in women. Pumpkin seeds are also rich in the essential fatty acid omega 3, which acts as a precursor of prostaglandins, hormone-like substances that play a key role in sexual health. Word on the street is that a diet rich in pumpkin seeds will enhance potency, drive and fertility.
  1. Saurkraut: an unlikely inclusion, but a vital key in unlocking your libido according to the headteacher-like Scottish diet guru Gillian McKeith has deemed sauerkraut sexy, citing a U.S. study that reported 90 percent of men were more “active” after eating it. Not as saur or krauty as you though eh?!
  1. Bananas: help to boost male libido largely due to the presence of the enzyme ‘bromelain’ . Bananas are also a good source of B vitamins like riboflavin and potassium, which increase the body’s total energy levels. However, they are also very rich in potassium and B vitamins, which are vital for sex-hormone production!
  1. Almonds: Almonds are another major source of essential fatty acids. Almonds provide the basis for the healthy production of male hormones that are important in regulating sex-drive (among other things obviously!). The smell of almonds is found to arouse passion in female. Although I am not 100% convinced by the latter!
  1. Avocado: The Aztecs called the avocado tree ahuacatl or “testicle tree.” Interesting fact. Avocado helps to increase both male and female libido. As it contains very high levels of folic acid, it assists in metabolising proteins, thus providing you more energy – which is obviously good all round. Avocado also features vitamin B6 (a nutrient which improves male hormone production) and potassium (which helps to regulate a woman’s thyroid gland). Quality!
  1. Asparagus: it is not only the ever-so-slightly suggestive shape of asparagus that acts as a libido booster – asparagus also happens to be very high in vitamin E, which has long been thought of as ‘the sex vitamin’. The Vegetarian Society suggests “eating asparagus for three days for the most powerful affect”.
strings of chilis being dried at Hungary's paprika capital - Kalacsa, Hungary.
  1. Chilies: may heat up your sex life too, due to capsaicin — the substance that gives kick to peppers, curries and other spicy foods. Triggering the release of endorphins, capsaicin is therefore a feelgood chemical for your brain! It also stimulates nerve endings and raises your heart rate. IMPORTANT: if you chop the chilies yourself – make sure you wash your hands very very thoroughly – heh
  1. Basil: apparently basil increases circulation, stimulates the sex drive and boosts fertility! It is also said to produce a general sense of well being for body and mind. But most curiously of all, its scent is supposed to drive us wild! In fact, basil oil was once employed by Mediterranean prostitutes as a perfume to attract customers! Pesonally, the scent of basil makes me want to drive to the nearest Italian restaurant, but that’s just me.
  1. Cardamom: Cardamom is an nicely aromatic spice. In many cultures it is viewed as an intensely powerful aphrodisiac and also beneficial in treating impotence (mix with maca for some ‘interesting results’). It is high in cineole, which can increase blood flow in certain important areas!
  1. Figs: rather crudely, some sources suggest that figs work as an aphrodisiac because of their appearance being similar to certain sex organs, but not I. Figs are very high in amino acids, which are critical to increasing you libido and boosting sexual stamina.
  1. Garlic: bad on the breath but good on the sex drive. Maybe this is one for long-term couples who don’t have as much worry over little matters such as garlic-breath (as long as you both munch it, you’ll be OK). Garlic contains high levels of allicin – an compound – that can improve blood flow to the sexual organs. But note – don’t just munch on big cloves of raw garlic! Allicin is only produced once garlic has been chopped as it is produced through an enzyme reaction. As a bonus, allicin is also has great anti-fungal properties (not that I am suggesting anything of course…)
  1. Cocoa : (Raw Chocolate) Casanova’s food of choice, a natural Viagra, it also offers esoteric mood elevating properties, a real natural high.
  1. Goji berries : are an aphrodisiac that increase sexual strength – they assists with prostate problems and are known to rejuvenate our sexual organs.
  1. Bee Pollen : is a great aphrodisiac that increases sexual strength, and is known to rejuvenate our sexual organs, it aids recovery after exertion.
  1. Catuaba Bark :This special herb is one of the most powerful libido stimulators. The Tupi Indians of Brazil refer to it as the ‘Tree of Love.’ It communicates to the brain that the body is ready for love making, while improving blood flow through the arteries that connect the brain and sexual organs.
Muira Puama
  1. Potencywood Root : Several clinical trials have shown that this root has significant libido enhancing properties. It allows one to go beyond their inhibitions and ignite their sexual creativity.
  1. Turnera Aphrodisiaca Plant : This plant heightens orgasmic ability and spurs erotic dreams. The dried leaves and stems increase sensitivity of nerve endings in the clitoris and penis.
  1. Ho Shou Wu Leaves : Researchers have concluded that these leaves balance sex hormones, while increasing sex drive. It contains very high levels of Lecithin, which is known to help produce the sexual juices and fluids.
  1. Wu Wei Zi Berries : These potent berries increase sexual stamina in men and women. It increases libido and sexual energy, while enhancing overall vitality and wellbeing.


Libido Killers Include:

Diets low in fat – Fats are building blocks for the hormones

Hydrogenated oils and fats – While good fats are essential to pleasure, these fats interfere with them and a good sex life.

Excess sugar – Sugar overload causes blood sugar fluctuations that decrease energy and overall wellbeing and sexual health. It may also compromise neuro and circulatory actions that are vital for healthy performance. Fortunately there are many delicious and healthy sugar alternatives. Try agave nectar, date sugar, molasses or brown rice syrup and sucanat (cane sugar) but don’t overdo these quantities either.

Crash diets – A sudden drop in daily calorie or nutrient intake may cause a decline in sex hormones and a lagging libido. A sexy diet is one that is filled with vibrant libido boosting super foods and low in libido thieves everyday.