One of my favorite moisurizers: Fairy Dust Moonkiss

 

I’ve been using Fairy Dust Moonkiss for a while.  I usually dampen my fingers with warm water then add several drops and then smooth or pat it onto my face.  I really love its properties: It’s very nourishing to skin and not greasy.  It’s a very natural and healthy way to moisturize and is great on those increasing numbers of days when I choose not to use makeup but also works as a base under makeup.

I often will use this with a more targeted moisturizer for problem areas such as OHA’s Intensive Nutrient Complex.

Slow caffeine metabolizers at increased risk of heart attack

So one of the great things that 23andme told me – before it was destroyed by the United States Food and Drug Administration – was that I’m a caffeine “slow metabolizer”. I wrote a while ago about an experience I had in which I was engaging in vigorous physical activity which resulted in my heart going into an overdrive state which really scared me.

That experience occurred when I went a trail on my bicycle after having consumed a cup of tea that was oversteeped and had a high caffeine content.

That incident was the second that I clearly remember like that. The other was a time when I was leaving a cafe and walking up a very steep hill at a very strong pace and a similar thing happened. My heart went into overdrive and I felt lightheaded, faint, and nauseous.

Investigating this further, it turns out that caffeine slow metabolizers like myself have a significantly higher risk of heart attack.

In a study that was done, among slow caffeine metabolizers those who drank two or more “cups” daily had a 36 percent higher risk of having a non-fatal heart attack. I put “cups” in quotes because often you read about studies with no real quantification of “cup” although I suspect a typical cup of coffee from many cafes may contain the equivalent of many “cups” used in studies. No mention is made of the risk for fatal heart attacks but obviously this is very serious news.

Unfortunately your federal government has told a private company (23andme) that they don’t have a right to sequence your DNA and tell you the result. I’m lucky that I was able to get my full results before this outrageous violation of a basic human right.

Knowledge about your own body is deemed to be a “medical device” that is too dangerous for you to know.

Amazing John Masters sale ends tonight

$20 off and free shipping for all orders over $50

Ends midnight Dec. 26 PST

I just bought a couple of their foaming hand & body wash which I really like.

End-of-year healing stuff

End of year. Good time to clear. After accumulating so many things – possibly even not being aware of the extent to which we may have accumulated things – ’tis a good time to set intention to… clear. To just clear. To release everything. Because, whatever happened last year, you can’t take it with you into the new year. The past is past. And the future is the future, awaiting.

I’m not going to paint some peachy picture of what might be in the new year. Maybe just continuing to do the same things that we know are helpful, productive, centering, and healing is enough. Just keep doing them.

But for me, I know there’s a lot to release. I don’t expect the world to change. I don’t expect things to suddenly get better from being a total disaster. But anyhow I personally am clearing out because, regardless of the world, regardless of what a mess it is, I’m not carrying that crap with me. I am not that crap. I’m more, much more, much stronger.

Let the world destroy itself but that’s not me. That’s not who I am. I am creation and love, even when the world just throws me in the trash.

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