A Most Remarkable Person, Part 2

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Continued From Part 1 …

Two more ways Mrs. Hamlin shared the ‘good news’ of good health:

2.  She ran the FRESH START* live-in health-conditioning program.  For this participants lived on site and learned about and practiced the laws of health plus simple remedies [like hydrotherapy, poultices, massage, charcoal, and more].   *FRESH START is an acronym using the first letters of each of the 8 basic laws of health, plus the first letters of 2 extra principles of health [Happiness and Restoration], to get 10 laws.

Fresh Air

Rest

Exercise

Simple Diet

Happiness [added on]

Sunshine

The use of water

Abstemiousness [moderation – not too much or too little of things]

Restoration [healing – added on]

Trust in Divine Power 

She said these “ten steps [laws], carefully followed will change – wonderfully change – any situation, no matter how impossible it may seem.”

3.  And the most incredible way she shared the message, that good health is possible at any age, was by taking her bike and riding it around the world.  She rode her 15-speed-Schwinn-Mirada-bike on trips across America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Canada.  She began at age 68 and finished at age 75!  She crossed all kinds of terrains – like the 6,915 foot high Gotthard Pass in the Swiss Alps; endured various climates; was blessed with miracles – like escaping bandits in India; experienced wonderful hospitality by total strangers; recovered from terrible falls and scrapes [but no breaks], and had the most awesome adventures for a woman of her age.  Then, thankfully, she wrote about all of it in her book, “Ride With the Wind”.

The book not only tells of her travels, but it also describes each of the laws of health.  It’s a real page turner and is available on www.Amazon.com  or by calling: 407-644-4255 to order  [Florida, USA].  Try to get a copy.

I wish I could share more of my memories of this lady.  Like the time she took my roommate and I camping near the Upper Peninsula in Michigan.  It was autumn, and she wanted us to see the Canadian geese migrating.  Or describe the delicious vegetarian meals she made.  Or the pineapple upside down cake she made without eggs, milk, or sugar.  It was good!  Or enjoying watching how much joy she got out of life.  But I think there is enough here for you to get a glimpse of who she was.

Mrs. Hamlin is gone now, but I will always remember her as a woman who loved God, her family, and being in nature [EX:  gardening, birds, mountains, and skiing].  And she was absolutely passionate about helping others learn how to make good choices to help them prevent sickness and disease, and recover if they got ill.  This concern continued even when she was in her 90s.            

I miss her, but am forever blest for meeting and knowing her. 

That’s all for now.  See you next time.

Copyright © 2013 Regina Spence

Travel Tips

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On this adventure in learning, we will be taking a simple look at several principles, that generally get little or no attention, but are important to understanding good health.  We will also explore some of how the body operates; where disease comes from; how to avoid it, and how to recover from it.  And I will also share some of what I’ve learned in nearly 29 years of living with Multiple Sclerosis [MS].

Our first stop will be the Seven Principles of Health, and we will look at them one at a time.  A principle is a rule, truth, or law that never changes – ever.  There are numerous principles of health, and all have been around and in use for a very long time.  But I have chosen these 7 because they will help lay a firm foundation to build your knowledge of health on.

These days, health, fitness, and nutrition are some of the hottest topics around.  Just turn on the TV, radio, or Internet; open a newspaper or magazine, or just listen to people talk.  Getting information is a good thing, but we also need to know why these things are important, what happens in the body if we use or refuse them, and how to make them part of our everyday lives.  Learning these 7 principles will help answer these and other questions.

Beware of 'critters' looking to take advantage of you.

Beware of ‘critters’ looking to take advantage of you.

But because health and fitness are so popular, I also want to insert a word of caution here: beware.  Be careful and do some research before spending money!  Why?  Wherever there is anything or anyone that can help people and benefit society, counterfeits [fakes] of those good things are always around.  They can look good, sound professional and believable, and even promise a cure, but they still take advantage of others.  Their products or services can seem like the real thing, but can prove to be useless, and sometimes unsafe.  This can waste a lot of your time, energy, and money. 

So, what’s a person to do?  Pray for wisdom and discernment [to see things clearly] then get references; check the Internet for Snopes.com or reviews of specific products or services; get a membership in Angie’s List for reviews on providers; check the Better Business Bureau for complaints against a company or provider; ask the Library’s Reference desk for help; and if needed, check your state’s Attorney General’s Office Consumer Protection Division – which helps protect residents from fraud.  Don’t just take someone’s word for things – not even mine.  Check as much as you can.

Understanding these 7 principles will help you to better recognize and ‘filter-out’ the phony from the real.  How?  Apply the 7 principles to the claims of a product, company, or provider.  If they do not recognize or even mention the principles of health [which never change], or the need to deal with the cause of a health problem, their value could be questionable.

A lack of knowledge can sometimes get us hurt or even killed.  But having a firm foundation of knowledge can help us make wiser and safer choices.  OK?  Let the adventure begin!

 Copyright © 2012 Regina Spence

Lift-Off

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Mutley’s Great Adventure:

Health Tips for Those Living With MS

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Do you ever wonder why you exist; if you have a purpose?  And if so, what is it?  These are common cries from hearts longing to fulfill something bigger, better, and more meaningful than a regular everyday existence.  People want to know that their living is not a waste, but makes a difference to someone.

So, at some point in a person’s life there may arise a burning desire to do something that really matters.  And this feeling probably doesn’t surface by chance.  Because the truth is – none of us is here by accident or for nothing, no matter what the circumstances were surrounding our births and growing up years.  Our lives have value, and we each have something special we were born to do.

Now, there are times that life can surprise us with twists, turns, detours, and even road blocks that break our hearts and threaten to crush all our hopes and dreams.  But guess what?  They can’t erase the fact that we have a purpose.  The storms of life actually help to prepare us for what we will be doing.  And every sadness and joy can be mixed into our purpose with magnificent results – if we let them.

Back in June 1995 my heart started crying out to God for my purpose.  Then one day a tiny idea came to mind.  Had I not been quiet and listening for God to answer me I might have missed it:  write a book on health … simply put … for all to understand … practical … give information and why it’s good … and much more.  Slowly that tiny thought grew into a full-blown picture.

This assignment would combine all my gifts and talents; it would utilize all I’d learned in school and by living with MS [Multiple Sclerosis] and ET [Essential Thrombocythemia – high platelet counts]; it would require everything in me; take me to heights and depths never imagined or dared; and it would fill me with a deep and overflowing joy, while giving hope and help to others.  Now, that’s an adventure! 

Are you ready to see what this is all about?  I hope so.   I’m Regina, but years ago my brother nicknamed me Mutley.  So, welcome to Mutley’s Great Adventure!

Copyright © 2011 Regina Spence