My Red Stilettos – Judge not lest ye be judged

To those who have issue with  pictures of me up on FB or ‘my past’… my past is what made me who I am today.  In fact, I’m not done yet. Music, rock and roll, high heels, fun clothes, and a ROCK SOLID stand on God’s word is the foundation of who I am.  It will not change.   God has placed a calling upon me- and it has been there for years.

My past is not clean, nor pretty. It is not all filled with happy times. In fact, it is layered with the depths of the things that keep people in bondage and away from God.  That is PRECISELY why I stay true to who I am – because God was able to give me the guidance to overcome those chains- and gave me the ability to create a new life based on HIS word. Now, I reach out to others who are currently where I was- yet who seek a guidance, a mentor- a friend and confidant to lean on as they come out of their dark times.

In fact- Just this last week alone I was able to give strong, Godly counsel to 4 people around the country who are currently coming back to God. They reached out to me and were not offended by my past or who I am today.

I lead with a Rock & Roll Attitude- you can read more about that here: https://debbrasweet.wordpress.com/2010/02/28/leading-with-a-rock-n-roll-attitude/

Red StillettosOne of the organizations where I am a leader, teacher and mentor in a very public way is lead by one of my most dear, ultra proper and grammatically correct and conservative friends.  She has given me a large responsibility over HER business.  She knows of my past and knows who I am today.

One of the best compliments she ever gave me to my style and the results I deliver… was “Debbra leads with very tall red stillettos!”

She has made it public that my work for her in the area of leadership has had a major- beneficial – impact on hundreds of lives here in San Diego. She is a very proper, loving and God Fearing woman… and she embraces me for who I am today as a result of my past.

I know my audiences. I ALWAYS carry myself with dignity, grace and class. I always did. I always will. I always remember I am Gods Representative first. When I need to be demure and proper, I do. When I need to be bold and stand firm on the truth- even when naysayers and backbiters are stirring up strife because they are not comfortable with themselves, growth or change- I stand.

When you read the Bible, you will see that Peter, Paul and even Jesus himself had boldness. Peter and Paul were not perfect in their walk- yet God had a purpose for them because of their past.  Because of their past and their heart for God-they were able to bring thousands to God.

If you judge me or Daniel because of a photo (especially from a long time ago)- you are off the Word. The Bible tells us to not judge- lest ye be judged.

My ministry is in my words and in my life as an example for others to see. My words come in many forms- written (my books), spoken (the public speaking, teaching, training and one on one mentoring I do)- and yes…. my music. My vocal music ranges a variety of styles. We have the peaceful, calming, acoustic sounds for those who prefer that type. We have edgy, fun, Top 40 and progressive Rock & Roll. The words in this music cuts through the heart to get to the truth. The truth is simple as Christ says:  “Either you be with me or you be against me”.

Until you have personally come to know me- and my stand for God- it is best to take a look at your own heart first.  Where is YOUR stand?

God tells us to steward our body for health sake – it is NOT God’s job to continually heal due to slothfulness of caring for ourselves.  I was in good shape then- I am in better shape today. God tells us to steward our mind- what is it you think upon?  Where do your thoughts lead you?  God tells us to steward or spiritual life. Do YOU pray daily in continually in perfect prayer? Do you speak in tongues continually as we are instructed by Paul? Do you steward your finances? Are YOU continually practicing God’s spiritual laws for abundance through tithing (of your time, finances, heart, plurality of physical things)?

God tells us to LOVE HIM and with ALL(inclusively) of our Heart, our Mind, our Soul and our Spirit.

I do. I work out, eat clean, and teach others how to do it too. I have learned how to steward my physical wellbeing. I have been in the depths of extreme physical maladies that would stop most people cold in their tracks. Most would give up. I did not. I used those times to strengthen myself and my knowledge of the body and its ability to heal naturally based on God’s word and ways.

God makes us responsible for that which we know. I know a LOT about this. I now teach others how to do the same.  One way I do that is I help others detox physically who have lived in that dark world where the common way to fill the void in their heart is only through drugs, sex, alcohol, etc. We can detox the physicals and feed them with the Word so they do not go back to those ways. You can be Rock & Roll-still have fun and STAND for God.

I help newly pregnant moms have a healthy baby and pregnancy. (www.NoMorningSickness.com) I help others shed toxic fat  www.RxNaturally.TSFL.com

I also help others get rid of cholesterol, reduce and overcome things like diabetes, colon problems, issues with cancer, and a host of other things. This is all part of teaching others balance, healthy living based upon a lifestyle of making changes starting from were they are today.

I monitor my thoughts and input daily. The words I write, speak, teach and yes… sing…. are inspired of God and give searching minds and hearts the truth so they have new information to counter act all the garbage that holds them in bondage without God.

I tithe – financially – 10% of my financial first fruits, as well as I give at least 10% of my time daily to serve God. There are days when it’s all about God. I work for HIM first.  I pray continually. I speak in tongues all the time. It is my spiritual shield and buckler that guides my steps. It is my 24/7 direct connection to God. And yes..I even speak in tongues in my dreams at times.

This calling has been increasing and soon you will see more Rock & Roll type pictures.

You will see pictures of me as a mom, as a friend, having fun, riding motorcycles,  being strong, living life and most importantly… through it all – you will see my foundation, built upon God- will never change or go away. Only my knowledge on God’s word will continue to grow, my outreach and boldness to share and connect to others who are searching will widen- and those who I need to connect to- will find me because of who I am.

Keep the faith and Keep Rockin’

Debbra Sweet

What you need to know about the Thyroid and Nuclear Fallout

For those of you who know me,   I am not one to create drama. However- in this case, situations in the world are changing and this is an unusual circumstance  that many of us here may be affected by.  We don’t have control over the weather conditions from the other side of the world, or their ravages that are impacting many… but we do have control over how we take care of ourselves.

In this instance, I feel a little education will go a long way to give you a choice and options should you choose to be proactive to nourish and protector body as best as possible.

With the ongoing news, and increasing concerns about more nuclear explosions in Japan due to the recent tsunami- for those who want to take some protective measures to strengthen your body-and more importantly, do what you can to protect your thyroid, here’s a bit more information for you.

Seems that the first part of our body to be affected by nuclear fallout is the thyroid gland.

Depending upon your current state of health, you may need to strengthen your thyroid, or in some cases activate it.  Here are two products from Nature’s Sunshine can help you with that:

Thyroid Support

Thyroid Activator

The bigger concern, though is how to protect the thyroid from being ‘filled up’ with nuclear waste. The thyroid needs iodine. Iodine is found in abundance in seaweed, kelp, cod, along with a handful of other fishes.

How to protect your thyroid from the possible nuclear fallout coming our way

Nature’s Sunshine has available high-quality kelp, fish oils, and a product called Algin.

Algin is made from a brown seaweed. It is mucilaginous and bulking. That means it gets slippery inside of you, and it has a high fiber content so it bulks up inside your belly. The good part about this is that it coats the inside of your digestive system, and the bulk fiber helps to have more frequent healthy bowel movements.

Algae and other seaweed is exceptionally nutritious. It contains carbohydrates, oils, proteins, vitamins, trace elements, minerals and fibers in balanced proportions.

It is especially well known for it’s high levels of minerals (salts) and trace elements (metals), which are highly beneficial to human beings.

Algin is often used in food and pharmaceutical preparations. Algin offers especially good protection from many kinds of modern day pollutants, carcinogens, and toxins.

Algin prevents living tissue from absorbing radioactive materials. Algin also encourages the action of dietary fiber, by supplying nutrients, and by normalizing bowel functions.

Seaweed has been used as food by both humans and animals for thousands of years. Today, it is eaten in many Asian countries as a vegetable but when the knowledge of it’s high food value spreads to the western world many people have begun eating algae in tablet form.

Alginates have been widely used as food additives and in the cosmetic industry.

If you have any questions about this post, or like assistance in place in order, feel free to contact me.

My heart and intention with this post is to educate you- to help remove fears or concerns you may have.  God always provides an answer if we look, listen and take action.

May you be blessed in your day & steadfast in your walk.

Debbra Sweet

Health Coach

Certified Herb Specialist & Action Leadership Coach

Aglin RECOMMENDED DOSAGE:

Take two capsules three times daily between meals. Drink two glasses of juice with each serving. Any type of 100% juice will do. Juice should be taken with algin as it causes the algin to gel in the body and the acidity of juice helps breakdown the algin for assimilation. Remember, TWO glasses of juice with each dose.

INGREDIENTS:

Amount Per 2 Capsules: Sodium Alginate (from brown seaweed) 950 mg*

If you have any questions about this post, or like assistance in place in order, feel free to contact me.

*Daily Value not established

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, and water.

Notes: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

©2002 Nature’s Sunshine Products, Inc., Specialists Since 1972
Product of U.S.A.

 

Caution: Tap Water Ahead! Part 1

tap-waterI heard last week on the local news that the city has decided (again) to ‘add more fluoride’ to our local  water supply.

Most people are unaware of how these little additions…(told to us by the government that they will “help”) are actually very harmful to our body.

These added chemicals are supposed to keep the water source pure and clean. Make it ‘sanitary’ they say.  However, these chemicals, get loaded up in our body and can actually cause problems for us.  Our body works in part as a filter.  Like any filter, you need to clean it and maintain it for the ‘filtering’ to be effective.  Too much toxic build up in the body from chemicals in our water can lead to joint pain, achiness, arthritis type symptoms and more.

For each of us, clean, pure, non chemically loaded water is important.  Our bodies are 3/4 water.   Having as clean of a water source going into our body is very important.   As we grow in our own personal leadership skill sets and decisions for our self and others also should encompass our health and well being.   Leaders are role models.  If you are sick and unhealthy- it is hard to inspire others to greatness.

Below is an article that I wrote about two years ago which was originally published in the San Diego Family Magazine.  I share some of the info I learned about our tap water. It talks about another chemical, chlorine, in the water supply. The issue of more flouride in the water is similar to the chlorine. They are both useful in some applications in life- but harmful if ingested.

Hopefully the info in the article will help you too.  I share about how we made some adjustments to our whole house water supply after learning the details of what is in tap water. If you need an alternate solution for your water supply, here is another  resource for you:  Nature’s Spring RO Water Filter,

Debbra Sweet

Caution: Tap Water Ahead!

By:Debbra Sweet

(c) 2007

Have you ever wondered why so many people don’t drink tap water? The reasons for this vary, but most say it’s because ‘the water doesn’t taste good’. Not surprisingly, your body knows what’s good for you. A recent water quality and safety study revealed that treated drinking water in the US often has higher chlorine levels in it than pool water!

As a mom with two young children, I found that information disturbing. I have always been an avid water drinker, but with the way our tap water tasted and smelled, I found myself drinking less. I even felt more tired and achy when I did. After I heard about the levels of contaminants in the average water piped into a house, I sought a solution—and now I want to share it with you.

Drinking Water Backgrounder
The following info should explain why your drinking water tastes funny: In 1974, Congress turned drinking water standards over to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA then established a national standard for allowable pathogen-causing bacteria and viruses in our drinking water. The Safe Drinking Water Act in 1986 further reduced the allowable amount of microbial contaminants—and increased the levels of chemicals like chlorine, ammonia and chloramines in the water.

In 1996, the EPA reduced the 1986 levels by almost 80% more. These new requirements were mostly met by increasing the amount of chemicals in the water again.

This has left us with lots of chemicals in our water and researchers are saying has caused a significant health impact. In fact, the EPA has released a study which states ‘exposure to levels of disinfectants over long periods of time may cause health problems, including damage to blood and kidneys.’ (Source: United States Office of Water EPA 816-R-01-014, Environmental Protection (4606) June 2001 Agency, Page 4 Paragraph 6)

What’s A High Level and Why Should Moms Be Concerned?
Here in San Diego, most public pools maintain chlorine levels at 1.5 ppm (parts per million). Common free chlorine levels measured in drinking water throughout San Diego County are approximately 2.15 ppm (with chloramine averaging 4.5 ppm)—that’s a full 30% higher than swimming pool water (Source: City of San Diego Water Department: 2006 San Diego Annual Water Quality Report Pg. 9). Considering that the body is made up of over 70% of water, the very building-block for your health, these numbers are disturbing.

You might be saying, “Well, I only drink bottled water, so this doesn’t affect me.” Unfortunately, you’re not safe: The average person still ingests the equivalent of 8 glasses of unfiltered tap water/day. How can this be, you ask? The answer lies in a study done by Dr. Lance Wallace, a senior scientist at the EPA: he credits two thirds of our chlorine exposure to inhaling/absorbing it while showering.

Apparently, shower steam can contain up to 50 times the chemical levels of tap water because chlorine and most other contaminants vaporize at a lower temperature than water. Inhalation is more harmful since the inhaled chlorine gas (chloroform) goes into the blood stream. Inhaling chlorine has been shown to be a cause of asthma and bronchitis, especially in children. Also, many of the chemicals in drinking water are linked to everything from sinusitis, sore throat, lung, kidney, rectal & breast cancer.

Today’s Solution.
The best solution at this time is a whole house carbon water filtration system that automatically cleans itself via ‘backflushing’ water. These amazing filters process every drop of water that comes into your home.

With one of these filters, your water will now be free of carcinogenic disinfectants—so it will taste like ‘bottled-water’, you and your children won’t inhale/absorb chemicals in your shower, your hair and skin will feel softer and you’ll extend the life of your appliances and copper pipes.

Call the Experts
I found my solution after talking with ‘CleanWaterMike’ Felsburg, a representative for San Diego-based Aquasource. Aquasource is a pioneer in whole house water filtration systems and ‘CleanWaterMike’ is passionate and knowledgeable about finding solutions to attaining safe tap water.

He explained the differences in systems and the level of water quality I’d receive from them. There are a few different blends and grades of activated carbon: the lowest – bitmous, mid level – pharmaceutical grade and the best – catalytic grade carbon.

At the very least, you want a filter of 100% pharmaceutical grade carbon to remove most of the carcinogens. Pharmaceutical grade carbon will improve water quality but will only slightly reduce the amount of chloramine gases in the water. Catalytic grade carbon has a quicker reaction rate that significantly reduces the amount of chloramine gas in your water…which is the main disinfectant that municipalities use in the water.

With my house water filtered by an Aquasource catalytic grade carbon filter, we’ve noticing a huge difference in how our water tastes, smells, and feels. I’m using less soap and shampoos, cleaning is easier and we’re already feeling better. I’ve become spoiled!

When you learn about the chemical levels in today’s drinking water, there is a moment of shock. But then, if you’ve stopped drinking tap water long ago because of the taste, this information helps it all make sense. Although this information is unsettling, the situation and solution is easy—you have a choice. The first step is to decide how important it is to your family’s health and then whether to install an in-home water filtration system like they one my family chose from Aquasource. You’ll have peace of mind and the tap water will again taste like water should.

Debbra Sweet

Action Leadership Specialist

Health & Wellness Coach

Rid Stretch Marks

Stretch Mark Skin RepairFor women who are just recently pregnant, or people who have had a change in their weight, moisturizers used on the skin may help prevent stretch marks . Though nothing is scientifically proven, anecdotal evidence supports the idea that using moisturizers fortified with vitamin A and vitamin E may help prevent stretch marks. Vitamin A and E are, after all, essential components in the epidermal (skin) maintenance system. Helping your body regulate and in some cases speed up the growth of new skin cells may help reduce the appearance and number of stretch marks when overall body volume is finally lost.

Watching your weight gain during pregnancy, weight lifting or simply for great health,  along with massaging your skin on a regular basis will help prevent and improve the appearance of stretch marks. It should be obvious to most of us that watching what one eats should be a priority in such a health conscious society as we live in. Regulating your weight and overall body volume will reduce the chance of stretch marks. Massaging the skin improves capillary circulation, and promotes new tissue growth. So, pass on that chocolate lava cake and tell your husband or wife that full-body massage  promised to you is long overdue.

After a change in weight or body mass,  if you find you do have stretch marks, here is an amazing product that was originally formulated to help skin cancer patients grow new, healthy, undamaged skin.

I recently started using this revolutionary product on myself for stretch marks, scars and other skin blemishes I’ve had for years. I am very thrilled to share with you an easy, safe and amazingly effective way to not only reduce these visual skin marks, but also it is safe for everyday use on your face too!

It has three patents on the product and has shown to produce incredible healthy skin for many types of skin types.  Two of the main ingredients are Vitamin E and Grape Seed Oil.  These have been shown to may help increase the strength and elasticity of the collagen within your skin.

It’s simple to use: Any where that you want to improve your skin, do your regular nightly bed time routine. all you do is roll this on each night before bed.  Then, once that is done, roll on the Skincerity® Skin Repair. It will create a ‘mask’ on your skin that ‘breathes’- yet stays on you until the morning. The ‘mask’ locks in the nourishing skin regenerating ingredients.

Upon waking up in the morning, simply wash off the Skincerity® mask.  You will begin to notice healthier skin developing with each days use.

Debbra Sweet

http://www.DebbraSweet.com

How to heal a scar in just a few days

Ok- so my friend and I met over coffee three weeks ago… and I couldn’t stop staring at her face. She just turned 51 – and her skin was AMAZING. (I have decent skin- but not like hers. ) So… before we leave she hands me this bottle and says it’s a skin repair system she’s been using and I should try it.

To be nice… to her, I accept- but not sure what to expect. I do what she says, wash my face before bed and then roll this stuff on. Wake up in the a.m. and wash it off.

Let’s just say- I have been secretly doing this for three weeks- and now I have to share!! Day one: I saw a big difference in how my face looked and felt. Each day.. keeps getting better.

This week.. again, I have told no one.. I had Three people in three days all stop dead in their tracks- look at my face- and ask “What did you do different.. your hair(?) … you look amazing!!”  I simply smiled and said- ‘no- not my hair-but my face’. Then I told them about this skin repair product and they’re all using it too. (Can’t wait to hear their story)

But today….. HOLY COW!! For those of you who’ve known me… I’ve had a big, nasty scar to the side of my left eye since I was 4. (I was attacked by a German Shepard). Most people don’t see it as I hide it a bit with my hair. Many stitches and it was big and deep. TODAY – after only three days of putting this skin repair product specifically on this scar…it is about 1/2 gone!!! I won’t tell you how old I am- but let’s just say, I’ve had this for many decades!! Now- I see it disappearing and new healthy skin growing where it was.

I have to share this with you – and if you want to know more- see this link http://www.mynucerity.com/rxnaturally/product.html and then , call me, email me- and let’s talk. I am so thankful to my friend for giving me that bottle!! It’s my turn to pay it forward.

Here’s to amazing skin days and watching how I can lead the way to help others feel and look fantastic too!

Debbra Sweet

www.DebbraSweet.com

For The Health of It

An abundance of health is available- but it takes you to be involved to make sure it manifests.  First, understand that the body was designed to heal itself.  It has in it, an inherent ability to heal. Modern western medicine in and of itself does not heal. It can create a condition that allows your body, on a cellular level, to heal. Your emotional thoughts about this ability will have an impact on your healing.  If you believe the body will heal, you create the cellular momentum that allows for healing to happen. If you believe that it won’t- your cellular memory and vibrational attraction will be that what you manifest is lack of health.  Lack of health is sickness or disease.

Another element to abundant health is how you ‘tend’ to your body.  It’s like the farmer and the soil. The farmer needs to remove the old, nutritionally devoid soil and then either feed the remaining soil with fertilizer (vitamins and minerals) or literally add (amend) his existing soil with nutritionally dense soil. This action allows for healthy growth of the new crop. 

To have optimal health, you need to have balance. You need to remove the old cells, the toxins, the internal debris and build up- and then replace it with healthy nutrients. Healthy nutrients will build new, healthy cells. Remember earlier it was stated that science has shown that in 7 years, you can have a whole new body on a cellular level? This is how. It’s a good practice to cleanse your body of toxic buildup.  There are many easy, effective things you can do to internally cleanse out the garbage that has accumulated in your body over the years.  (A good ND or nutritionist can assist you with this).   One way to assist in maintaining healthy cellular balance and the body’s ability to naturally cleanse is through movement- exercise.  When you are stagnant all day, internally you become stagnant too. Lymph doesn’t move, your circulation slows down, your metabolism slows down.  Lack of movement creates an internal blockage – cesspool of cells- that leads to sickness and disease. You create your own build up of toxins. Without movement, those toxins have no where to go- so they penetrate into healthy cells- and now those cells are toxic too. Movement is vital in health. It keeps life energy on a true cellular level happen.

Once you’ve cleansed out the old buildup, it’s important to now tend to your body with better fuel- better food intake. (Less sugar, less artificial ingredients, more water and more vitamins and minerals.) Your food is literally the physiological building blocks your body is made of.   How can you have an abundant amount of health if you prepare your ‘field’ (your body) with nutrient deficient food source?  The body needs vitamins, minerals, enzymes and water in the most pure form in order to tap into its own healing capabilities.  When you feed your body with the best food you can, you create new, healthy cells. These cells are stronger than the old, stagnant, toxic cells. These new cells help to push out the old cells and all their waste build up.  It’s a cycle.

Cleansing to get rid of the old ‘gunk’, plentiful rest (which is when cellular repair takes place), drinking enough water (we’re ¾ water on a cellular level) and an intake of nutritionally rich food helps us emotionally be strong. When we feel better, it’s easier to have positive emotions. Positive emotions attract more positive opportunities in life.

Abundance and prosperity come when you make a choice to take action – in this case, take action and reap the rewards for the health of it!

God Bless,

Debbra Sweeet

http://www.DebbraSweet.com

For the Health of It

For the Health of It