Thyme has a powerful ability to kill off bacteria and viruses and should be taken at first signs of a cold or illness.
It is a rich source of several essential vitamins such as vitamins A, E, C, K, B-complex and folic acid and it is also one of the best sources of calcium, iron, manganese, selenium, and potassium.
Thyme contains antiseptic, antiviral, antibacterial, carminative, diaphoretic, and expectorant properties which supports healing throughout the entire body.
Thyme is vital to help stimulate memory, prevent nightmares and melancholy, ease headache and muscle tension, soothe coughs, relieve fevers, and fight colds and infections. It also contains a compound called carvacrol which is an excellent natural tranquilizer and has a tonic effect on the entire nervous system.
Thyme is a good source of pyridoxine which is known to play an important role in manufacturing GABA levels in the brain, aid in regulating sleep patterns, and benefit neurotransmitter function in the brain. GABA is also one of the best natural defenses against stress damage.
Thyme is a great purifying herb for the digestive tract and has been found to destroy certain intestinal hookworms and roundworms and aid in the digestion of rich or fatty foods.
Thyme has some of the highest antioxidant levels among herbs. It is packed with bioflavonoids such as lutein, zeaxanthin, and naringenin which have all been shown to have powerful effects on eliminating free-radicals and other disease producing substances from the body.
Thyme oil has been used as a local antiseptic and antimicrobial since ancient times and is highly beneficial in supporting the immune system and for easing fatigue and weakness after illness.
Thyme oil can also help to stop hair loss by improving blood flow to the scalp and feeding the roots of the hair. Consider using more fresh thyme in your food by adding it to soups, salads, guacamole, vegetables, potatoes, rice, etc…
Fresh thyme also makes a powerful and very healing tea.
Steep a handful of fresh sprigs in hot water for at least 10 minutes or it can be soaked overnight in a pitcher of water and sipped throughout the day. Add honey or lemon, if desired.
“The main stream media is obnoxiously struggling to convince you that ISIS=Islam, ignoring the fact that throughout history extremist groups from different religions have tweaked their religion to [suit] their own desires.
ISIS is not affiliated with Islam, even if they say they [are].
Most Islamic scholars already [speak out] against them.” ~~ Mohammed Zeyara
If we want to stop ISIS, we must deny it any claim to represent Islam and starve it of the fuel of injustice
No One Applauds This Woman Because They’re Too Creeped Out At Themselves To Put Their Hands Together
Dear Ones -
The other day, a brilliant friend of mine let me read the first draft of a book she’s been working on for years. It was wonderful. But that’s not what I want to talk about.
What I want to talk about is what happened AFTER I told her how wonderful her book was. She sent me a long email detailing all her fears about how bad her book actually is, and about how nobody will like it, and that it’s overly simplistic, and critics will call it self-indulgent, and that I’m just being polite when I say that it’s good.
(To reiterate, her book is GREAT.)
Normally, I would have responded with a long, tender, compassionate letter — trying to convince her once again of her talents, and of my support and faith in her.
But I was tired and in a hurry. So instead, I just wrote the truth.
I wrote this:
“Listen, honey — I read through all your anxieties and your fears here. And I just have to say something very bluntly: Your fears about your book aren’t very interesting or very original! I can say this with complete authority, because they are exactly the same fears that I have, whenever I am about to release a book into the world. And I know for a fact that my fears are not interesting at all. (Like yours, my fears alway sing this familiar, droning old song: ‘Your work is garbage, it will be criticized as self-indulgent, it’s too simplistic, it has no value, nobody will buy it, your friends are only being nice to you when they say it’s good, you just wasted a whole bunch of time for no good reason, you are done for and washed-up’).
“Moreover, I have it on good authority that these are exactly the same fears that EVERYONE who has ever finished a book (or created anything) feels. In other words, your fears are just regular old mass-produced, made-in-China, sold-at-Walmart fears. Nothing fine or precious or artisanal about them. So don’t treat them like they’re precious.
“I realized this about my own fears a few years ago — that they are always exactly the same, and that they are always exactly the same as everyone else’s, and therefore they are nothing special and actually just kind of boring. (I want to say to my fears sometimes, “Really? That’s the best you can come up with? This old song again? REALLY — you’re telling me once again that I’m not good enough? That my work isn’t good enough? That’s it? That’s seriously the best you got, AFTER ALL THESE YEARS? Jeez, get some new material, dude.”)
“So now I just come to expect those completely boring and unoriginal fears to show up every time I write anything, and I don’t even pay attention to them anymore, because they never have anything new to say. They’re just the neighbor’s dogs, barking incessantly in the yard next door, blah blah blah. But they never bite. They can never escape the yard. They have no real power. So I just move ahead and do my work. There’s that old Bedouin line: ‘The dogs bark; the caravan passes anyhow.’ Your caravan needs to pass along now on its journey, whether fear barks at you loudly or not. It’s time.
“Because here is what IS interesting and original: This book that you just wrote. And here is what else is interesting and original: Whatever is about to happen in your life next, when you send that book out to publishers. Because god only knows what will happen. Could be good, could be bad. We have no idea. Because the future is a mystery And mysteries — unlike fears — are always interesting. So let’s focus on the interesting parts (the creativity and the mystery) and forget about the fear. Time to be stubbornly brave, and dignified in the face of any fate.”
So that was my letter, and my friend said it made her laugh (which is good, because I was a little afraid it might make her cry)…and since laughter is good, now I’m sharing the letter with you all.
In summation: Your creativity is fascinating, but your fears are not.
(Spoken from somebody who REALLY knows what she’s talking about — because she has the most boring fears in the world, and she does her work, anyhow.)
Now go make your thing.
Faroese Lies and the Lying Liars that Tell the Lies.
Commentary by Captain Paul Watson
I’ve received quite a few angry messages from the Faroes and also from Denmark claiming they do not kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins.
The Faroese are trying to say that Sea Shepherd harassed the dolphins today for no reason, because the Faroese whalers had no intention of killing them.
They are blatantly telling the media that they don’t kill White-sided dolphins.
They are liars.
In August 2013 they killed 450 Atlantic White-sided dolphins.
If they are so damn proud of the pilot whales and the dolphins they kill in their despicable Grindacrap why are they denying this?
Why? Because they want to accuse Sea Shepherd of harassment of dolphins. It is the same as the Canadians and their “Seal Protection Act” which makes it illegal to protect a baby seal.
If you are convicted of breaking the Seal Protection Act because you tried to save a seals life, your record will simply say you were convicted of harassing a seal.
Here is a picture of an Atlantic White-sided dolphin lying dead on a Faroese dock. Funny thing that, considering they say they don’t kill Atlantic White-sided dolphins. What they say and what they do generally tends to be quite different.