Coconut Oil is good for you!

coconutoilOf course most people know coconut oil is great for their skin! I use it as a natural sun screen as I live in Hawaii and enjoy surfing when its nice and warm!

I also use it for cooking also, I stopped using vegetable oil as I felt it could be an irritant. Coconut oil does the trick ! It has a lower burning temperature  than other oils. Meaning I cook the food slower on a lower heat when I use coconut oil.

I use it to bake with also, things tend to come out different that they do if you use conventional oil.  But I feel that they taste much better. Just my opinion of course.

I have used it to heal my teeth also. I would take a a glob of coconut oil and switch it around for a few minutes. It really seemed to speed up the healing process in my mouth and took away most of the soreness after while.

Yes many of the sites that I see lay claim to the amazing benefits of eating the oil everyday. We feed it to our dogs they enjoy it, we also apply it to their coats and belly.  It anti bacterial and very soothing to the skin.

I also like to as essential oils to coconut oil.  I like to ad a few drops of lemon grass to coconut oil for muscle strains it really works well!

In fact over the years I have tried many different carriers for essential oils and have found coconut oil to be the best for me!




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Lemongrass (Large 4 ounce) Best Essential Oil

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Relief (Kombucha)

Aloha It me Rik

Kombucha is instant relief to any stomach ache and a healthy alternative to soda!

Filled with probiotics that your body needs to remain healthy!

I wanted to write this article about Irritable Bowel Syndrome with the intention that it would help alot of people find some relief if they are having issues with their digestion.


For me I have been struggling with these issues for almost 10 years. I was struck by lightning and after this trauma

I started having issues with certain foods that I had always loved!

Yes I attempted to stay away from the foods that I enjoyed and only ate them when I really thought I wanted to!

I really anted my health back and it seemed like it all stemmed from my gut.

Almost all of my life I knew about organic food and I was raised on it.

Being almost 60 now I became aware of so called health food in my 20s although we grew an organic garden and just called it good food!


How do you know of you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome ? 

Well it took me many years to figure it out for myself.

But it all came down to the foods I was normally eating did not make me feel good anymore.

SO one by one I started to eliminate the foods that I felt were making me feel ill!

#1. Refined Sugar-  Its in almost everything . I use agave, coconut sugar honey but I stopped eating any candy.

#2. Milk – I stopped all milk and almond milk products-I use Hemp milk-Rice milk-Oat milk Yes I feel much better without milk!

#3. Wheat- I love homemade bread and my wife made it for 30 years with wheat flour. She still makes bread but I dont eat it if it has wheat in it!

#3. Certain fruits- OK I bought a banana farm in Hawaii well it has 100s of banana plants on it because I love them.  At the moment I dont eat them ;-(


OK Not to be discourage  These are the foods that I avoid at the moment. I feel much better of course!

Yes its challenging

One of the most helpful things that I have learned to to drink Kombucha everyday!


It contains so many beneficial bacteria’s, enzymes and vitamins that will give you so much relief for your Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

I have never really met a person that does not want to feel better!

Kombucha tastes great and you can get it almost anywhere.

I posted the type of Kombucha that I order from Amazon!

Its tastes better than any soda pop and Kombucha is much better for you!

If you have a stomach ache just drab a bottle of Kombucha and you will find instant relief.

I hope you  have found this article on Irritable Bowel Syndrome helpful.

To your health and well being!



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Its me Rik Rodriguez

Some of you know that I work for an online University

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Founded by my dear friend Soul Dancer.

Soul University has been helping people to grow and create stable income for over 10 years.

We are always expanding at Soul University and at this time we are hiring!

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on a mission!  Yes we have a proven track record of success!

We are on a mission to find people that want to grow with a group.

People that want to live a happier life and are willing to learn more about themselves to do it.

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How do you feel about Halloween Candy?

I wanted to ask myself and readers or this blog how they felt about Halloween the holiday itself.

But more importantly I asked myself how I felt about the Halloween candy part?

Oh sure I grew up collecting all the candies just like other kids.

My mom went with us and most of the houses we collected our bounties from we knew  the folks or went to school with their kids.

I have 5 sisters and they knew what type of candy many of our neighbors gave out, so they sometimes elected to skip the house that as giving out something that isn’t conventional.

If you know what I mean 😉

I am pretty outspoken when it comes to well almost everything.

I learned that many of my opinions are products of my conditioning good bad or indifferent.

Myself I have never had an issue with my weight because of my lifestyle.

I believe that I can live a healthy life style and still participate in some of the traditions

that may not be considered very healthy by some.

Sure I have had a few pieces of Halloween Candy now and again.

Where I live in Hawaii they have Halloween parties and the kids get their fill.

For me I will have a piece or 2 of Halloween candy this year with-out guilt or shame.

I am learning not to let go of many of the beliefs that were holding me back.

Holidays were a struggle for me. All of them !

Enjoy the Holiday!


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A unique assortment of candy goodness that caters to everyone! While not quite a lifetime’s supply of candy, you can certainly stretch these pieces for a good, long time. With such a large variety of choices, this candy mix has something to satisfy any craving. Great for party favors and big candy bowls.
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Braggs apple cider vinegar

Bragg Organic Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar

Many of us have heard of all the health benefits of apple cider vinegar.

I have found that it does settle my stomach and I have taken to drinking it daily.

Just a teaspoon with water everyday.  This has been one of the simplest ways I have found to aid in digestion and benefit my over all health.

If you are suffering from IBS I would recommend that you give this a try. Many IBS suffers have found relieve using Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar,  I have used Braggs products for many years and have always been impressed with the quality!



IngredientsBragg – Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Gallon – 128 oz. (3.79L) Supplement Facts Serving Size: 1 Tbsp (15ml) Servings Per Container: 64 Amount Per Serving %DV Calories 0 Calories from Fat 0 Total Fat 0g 0% Saturated Fat 0g 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Potassium 11mg 0% Total Carbohydrates 0g 0% Protein 0g 0% *Daily Value Not Established.Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs. Ingredients: Certified Organic Raw Apple Directions Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym. Perfect taken 3 times daily – upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon. 1-2 tsps Bragg Organic Vinegar in 8 oz Glass Purified Water and (optional) to taste 1-2 tsps Organic Honey, 100% Maple Syrup, Blackstrap Molasses or 4 drops of herb Stevia.


The Ultimate Life – Ultimate Meal The, 400 g powder

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The Ultimate Meal by The Ultimate Life Intro-Size (400 g) Powder The Ultimate Meal Intro-Size (400 gram) Powder TwentyThird Evolution You are holding the only product on Earth that offers ALL of the following Raw organic sprouted freeze-dried gluten-free PLANT SUPERFOODS plus the ultimate ANTI-OXIDANTS in optimum quantities that actually make a difference. Packaged in air-tight metal cans with oxygen absorbers (vs porous plastic jars or cardboard canisters) for optimum freshness the environment. No gimmicks just the Ultimate ingredients in ideal quantities which are essential not only for great but optimum health. This eliminates the need to add anything to the ultimate meal except organic whole fruits purified water. DOSAGE At least 2 servings scoops every day. Unlike imitations or liquid meals the ultimate meal is filling satisfying. Besides breakfast also perfect for LUNCH or DINNER. Have it at least 2 hours before or at least 15 min. after exercising. Bottom line the ultimate meal
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I endorse this product as I used it to recover when I was struck by lightning.

Aloha and Mahalo  for Visiting this post!

Rik Rodriguez

Are You Grounded? How do you Know?

Hi Rik Rodriguez here ,

Are you feeling that peace and calming effect of our earth?

How can you tell if you are grounded and what the heck does it mean?

To me it means being in the present.

Being aware of where you are and what you are doing.

Some people have a natural tendency to be in the here and now!

Others are always thinking about something else as they are doing a certain task lets say.

For me I make sure that my feet actually touch the ground during the day. No Shoes 😉

Outside Yes the ground!

I focus all my energy down into the earth.

As you practice this a few minutes a day or more.

You will find a deep calming sensation come over you.

Its easy there are no secret tricks.

The energy exchange from the earth can be soothing.

Try it when is the last time your feet touched the ground?


7 Healthy Snacks For Moms On The Go

Acne Skin Care regime – full of potential benefits and rapid recovery guarantee to all breakouts

When it comes to comprehensive and solid treatment regime for acne and skin breakouts, you will feel more worried about the use of chemicals and serum which may include birth control pills. However, it must be mentioned here that they are simply going to trigger the acne aggravations and you will not find any sincere results to boast for. There are some great Acne Remedies which can be made at home and applied for just weeks or a fortnight to get rid of blackheads and whiteheads. Severe and moderate acne formations can be easily treated with these secret remedies which work as wonderful solution!

Start your day with honey cleansing

When you get awake in morning, you can simply start your day with washing your face and applying honey to it. Rubbing the fresh skin with honey cleansing action will simply make you better and skin free from excess oil. It is all about the antibacterial properties of raw honey which can moisturize your skin and reduces the chance of acne formation.

Domestic acne facial oil

If you are a little worried person about the market oils, you can really make a fresh oil combination at your home. What you need to do here is to mix jojoba oil with smaller out of carrot seed oil. Carrot seed oil will repair your skin and the jojoba oil absorbs excess amount of sebum. This oil combination acts as a facial to your skin and will not dry it as you need to warm this mixture for applying directly to the affected skin area with your fingers!

Exfoliate your skin with baking soda

Well, baking soda has got a number of benefits for your skin and many experts have talked about it. When we talk about the most economical and beneficial Acne Treatment, baking soda comes at the first place. You just need to make a paste of baking soda and water to be applied on your skin before taking a wash or bath. It removes pimples; reduce the oil and acts as a superb exfoliate for your skin. However, you should be careful while choosing such exfoliates because of increased alkalinity which may burn your delicate skin.

Acne toner – apple cider vinegar

Acne Skin Care regime will require you to test and experiment with several toner and lotions which can be quite useful like apple cider vinegar. This vinegar mixed with alcohol free hazel will balance the skin pH level and exfoliate your skin to give a fascinating tone. It can be easily done in both evening and morning every day.

Evening skin care with oil cleansing

Never leave your evening time sitting idle and thinking about the severe acne and effects rather you should engage yourself in oil cleansing method which will certainly remove the makeup and turn your skin into soft organ.

Spot treatment with honey, nutmeg and cinnamon

Just mix raw honey with cinnamon and grated nutmeg to form a paste which must be applied on spots for a few hours. It will act brilliant to spot removal program.

Although skin type differs from person to person which is a major base for choosing the Best Acne Treatment but you will be offered with ultimate and most effective skin care tips in any format once you see our collection.


How to Change Your Life

My dream was to strap a suitcase on a motorcycle and take off without a forwarding address.

But I was only nine years old.

I’d have to wait a few years.

Fast forward 40 years and I’m traveling through South America solo by land.

I saw Machu Picchu, cloud forests in Ecuador, taught English in Colombia, tangoed in Buenos Aires, fell in love with Bolivia and bought my first bikini in Brazil.

I came back younger.

I stopped drinking and smoking on the 6-month journey. It dulled my spirit and made me unaware. south america is not a continent to be unaware on.

Healthy became an atitiude.

But it didn’t hit me until I was in Thailand after a near fatal motorbike crash in Chiang Mai, where the most head injuries from motorbikes occur. I did not get one. The car missed me but I did hit asphalt hard.

I had been in Asia for 18 months, traveling in India, Nepal, Myanmar,  Cambodia and Thailand

A vision floated up from my heart.

What have you always wanted to do?

Live in Hawaii.

I would eat fruit non-stop and breathe clean air every day!

I was tired of coughing in polluted air in Chiang Mai.

Being immersed in the ocean on volcanic rock was the perfect solution.

I would swim every day and eat fresh mangoes. I’d always be in shape. I would be able to cross the street without getting killed.

That’s a healthy decision right there.

Once you breathe the air in Hawaii you’re never the same again. It’s pure. I don’t cough here.

The trade winds blow any badness away.

But back to being younger.

This is what healthy means to me: growing in to a better version of yourself.

Yes I’m almost 60 but I don’t believe it. I feel younger than I did when I was 25. I certainly eat better and am flexible from practicing yoga for 25 years.

What my work has evovled into is, helping you have a more fun, healthy and creative life. When I discovered I had become a CEO of fun in my own life, I wanted to share it with the world.

Many people say, “I want to change my life.”

You can help people do this by doing it yourself first. Get your own oxygen mask on before you help your loved ones.

Playing is an overlooked feature of adult life. But playing is where all the good stuff happens.

Suddenly while you are playing an insight comes or a truth is revealed, the phone rings but it didn’t when you were staring at it.

You can learn how to live life more deeply by playing.

Have you noticed that all the well known spiritual leaders of the world always have a sense of humor that wraps you in the arms of laughter?

The Dalai Lama floats when he walks. I’ve seen him do it. How does he do it?

He is light hearted and loves everyone.

So the better I can be at laughing and learning, the more healthy I’ll be.

You can have more fun now in your 40’s and 50’s than you did when you were 25.
That puts a smile on my face. I thought I knew everything back then.

Now I know that I don’t know everything but I do know how to have fun and inspire people into their bliss.

Join us March 27 to 29 on Kauai for the adventure of a lifetime. Check out the details now.

Mary Bartnikowski is an author, award-winning photographer, educator, and mother. Get inspiration and practical advice in her books on Amazon.