Wednesday, January 23, 2013

How I Lowered My Blood Pressure the Natural Way


As a former medical assistant, I have witnessed what high blood pressure or hypertension can do to the body, including: causing strokes, heart attacks or even kidney problems. 

This is why it is vital that you know your blood pressure. The normal blood pressure is 120/80 and if your blood pressure is higher than that, be sure to visit your physician.

Back in December 2012, I noticed that my blood pressure began to elevate and I was not feeling very well, so I decided to relax more, take a fish oil, eat dark chocolate several times a week and enjoy a glass of red wine with dinner 2-3 days a week.

As I made those changes in my diet, I began to feel much better.One week prior to writing this blog post, I made an appointment with the local Take Care Clinic for my dry itchy skin and discovered that my blood pressure was lower than usual.

 In fact, the nurse was excited that my blood pressure was lower than it was at my last visit 6 months ago.

So, the Nurse Practitioner asked me what I was doing differently and I told her that I was taking Fish Oil!  The Nurse assured me that fish oil does help to lower blood pressure and to keep doing what I was doing.

I am now convinced that the Natural Way is the best way to keep the body healthy!

Not convinced that fish oil lowers blood pressure? Check out this article: Benefits of fish oil on Blood pressure.

Have a Healthy 2013!
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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Becoming a Healthier You!

In my last blog post, I told you about an eCourse that my friend Deborah Francis and I were writing. Well....We are done with the eCourse and ready to get it into your hands,so that you are empowered to become a healthier you! Check out the video below and we will see you in the Becoming a Healthier you Community!

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Cheers to you Health!


Sunday, October 14, 2012

The Healthy Planet Magazine Natural Living Expo 2012

The Healthy Planet Magazine Natural Living Expo October 14, 2012
Every year I look forward to attending the Healthy Planet Magazine Health Expo. In fact, I am a reader of the Healthy Planet Magazine and look forward reading all of the holistic health articles in the Magazine every month.

At this years event, I was ready to meet some natural health professionals, learn something new and share some great natural health resources with you. I have uploaded some pictures from the Healthy Planet expo along with links to the websites of the vendors for your information.

As a Writer, I am always compelled to visit the table of writers and that is just what I did as I entered the expo. I stopped by the table of Christine Kniffen, LCSW, the Author of the book, The Art of Relating. If you are having relationship troubles or want to improve how you relate to others, check out Christine's website, I picked up copy for only $15 and I can hardly wait to read it! Just in case you are wondering, what relationship problems have to do with natural health; I must add that toxic relationships, can lead to poor health. This is why it is vital that you work through relationship issues.

The Art of Relating Book by Christine Kniffen, LCSW

Aroma Therapy....Ahhhhhh! I could hardly wait to talk to the ladies at this table and smell the aroma therapy oils. Essential oils can be used for a variety ailments including: depression, headaches, diabetes, blood pressure, as a disinfectant and so much more. Moreover, when I stopped by the table, one of the ladies gave me a very informative introduction about essential oils and I was compelled to take her card and invite you to visit her website. So be sure to check out Sandy Rausch (independent Distrbutor) website at At this vendors table; I learned that I can add lemon essential oils to my laundry and dish water as an added disinfectant!

Young Living Essential Oils

I believe every woman at the expo stopped by this table to talk to these wonderful ladies. These ladies are representatives of Medical Thermography of Metro St.Louis. Furthermore, The company's mission is to increase a woman's chance of detecting breast cancer in its early stages with Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI).

(DITI) Is a 15-minute non invasive test of physiology that indicates early stages of breast disease. Also, the ladies shared with me that there is a supplement that women could take to prevent breast cancer and it is called: Protective Breast Formula.  Moreover, I was told that I must check out Dr. Christine Horner's Book, Waking the Warrior Goddess ( A Book That Gives Your Strategies to Protect women against  breast cancer)

Medical Thermography of Metro St.Louis Inc

These are photos of me claiming my complimentary screening of my spine, conducted by Dr. Matthew Stralka, DC of Creve Coeur, MO. 

Completing my free health assessment

Dr. Stralka, reviewed my health history and share information with me about my health just by looking at my was Amazing! In fact, Dr. Stralka believes that a Healthy spine helps to create a happy healthy life! You must check out his website today! 

My Discovery: What every you do not release from your spirit, will manifest in your body!
My free health assessment of my spine and stress assessment

Traveling Tea was serving up some delicious tea! There was a variety of flavors and the tea is very affordable. Study shows that drinking tea is great for your overall health and it is vital that you acquire a taste for tea..because your health depends on it. Be sure to check out their website at

Traveling Tea

The Sierra Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization. Their purpose is to explore, enjoy and protect the wild places of the earth!  Moreover, I was quite impressed at their dedication to assuring that we have healthier air quality, because if we have healthier air; we have healthier bodies.

Check out the Sierra Club at and subscribe to their Free eNewsletter!

I hope that you have found the information that I have shared with you to be quite helpful. Most of all, be sure to check out the Healthy Planet Magazine, it is an awesom Natural Living Magazine!

With Natural Health in mind,

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

How to Make Delicious Sweet Tea at Home

As I am shopping for my home or business on a weekly basis, I have a really crazy habit of buying sweet green or raspeberry tea from the local store. In fact, every time I go to the store; I get thristy I and I choose tea!

The only problem with that is the fact that most teas that you buy from the local store contains High  Fructose Corn syrup. This is why I have decided to make my own sweet tea at home or buy my teas only from the health food market.

Today I am going to share with you a quick, easy and healthy way to make your own delicious and sweet tea at home.

1. Purchase your tea bags from your local whole foods store, prefably organic tea: green, white, chamomile,etc.

2. Boil hot water in a tea kettle on the stove or use a stainless steel pot to boil your water in.

3. Add your tea bag(s) to the cup, pour the hot water over the tea bag, add (liquid agave sweetner) and 2 slices of lemon and enjoy!

If you want to make tea for later, make several cups, wait until the tea cools down and pour in a jug that you can drink from later. This will save you lots of money and it's cheaper to buy the tea bags by the box. Moreover, you are no longer  drinking a can of tea that is loaded with artificial sweetners; you are sweetening up your favorite tea with a plant based sweetener!

I look forward to reading your thoughts about this post!

To Health & Wellness,

Monday, September 24, 2012

21-Days To A Healthier You!

Are you ready to live a healthier life? Need more healthier food choices? Are you stressed most of the time? Do you have a fitness plan?

If you answered "Yes" to any of the questions above, it's time to become a healthier you! I am currently writing a 21-Day eCourse with my good friend Deborah Francis, the Author of "The Joy of Healthy Living."

Deborah and I felt that it was time that we joined forces to share healthy eating tips from her book; share my Natural Relaxation tips that I have been blogging about for the last 3-years and to share a simple fitness plan that almost anyone can fit into their daily schedule.

Here is an overview of the first 14-days of the eCourse: 

The Joy of Healthy Eating
According to Health Wise, Healthy eating will help you get the right balance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. It will help you feel your best and have plenty of energy. It can help you handle stress better.

Day 1- The benefits of Eating Apples
Day 2- The Power of Blueberries
Day 3- Boost your Energy and so much more with Bananas
Day 4- Build a Healthy Heart and Fight Cancer with Tomatoes
Day 5- The Joy of Eating Kale
Day 6-The Super Nutrient- Kidney Beans
Day 7-The Benefits of Garlic

7 Days to Relaxation the Natural Way

“Excessive stress on a long term basis can make you obese and unhealthy, says Dr. Don Colbert, author of, “The Seven Pillars of Health.” In fact, too much stress can cause memory loss, increase your blood pressure; raise cortisol levels (stress hormones) in your body and many other health problems. This is why it is vital that you relax more!

Day 1- Massage Therapy
Day 2- Relax with a cup of Chamomile Tea
Day 3-The Power of classical music
Day 4-Meditate the stress away
Day 5-Aromatherapy
Day 6- Yoga
Day 7- Deep breathing

For more information about the eCourse, be sure to join the Natural Living 101 email list!
The Course is almost complete and we look forward to sharing it with you!

To Your Health & Wellness,
Shiketa Morgan

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