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Did You Know?

Did you know that you can replace your bug spray, which has a main ingredient of DEET (really bad stuff), with basil.  Yep, basil is a natural alternative that will repell insects and keep you and your family SAFE.  Just take a few leaves of fresh basil (dried doesn't work) and rub in on your skin.  This lovely herb smells much nicer than the chemical based commercial kind and I have found it to be effective on gnats (you fellow South Georgians know what a gnat is) and on mosquitos.  This natural repellant will not only save you money, but is safe and gentle on you and our environment. 

Did You Know? 
Meditation Has Health Benefits!

Though meditation is usually recognized as a largely spiritual practice, it also has many health benefits. The yoga and meditation techniques are being implemented in management of life threatening diseases; in transformation of molecular and genetic structure; in reversal of mental illnesses, in accelerated learning programs, in gaining better ecological understanding; in management of lifestyle and future world problems.

Some benefits of meditation are:

It decreases respiratory rate.
It increases blood flow and slows the heart rate.
Increases exercise tolerance in heart patients.
Leads to a deeper level of relaxation.
Good for people with high blood pressure as it brings the B.P. to normal.
Reduces anxiety attacks by lowering the levels of blood lactate.
Decreases muscle tension (any pain due to tension) and headaches.
It increases serotonin production which influences mood and behaviour.
Low levels of serotonin are associated with depression, obesity, insomnia and headaches.

Helps in chronic diseases like allergies , arthritis etc.
Reduces Pre- menstrual Syndrome.
Helps in post-operative healing.
Enhances the immune system.
Research has revealed that meditation increases activity of 'natural-killer cells', which kill bacteria and cancer cells.
Also reduces activity of viruses and emotional distress.