A Blade of Grass

 

Grass BladeUnless a man can duplicate a blade of grass, he can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge

~ Thomas Edison

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My sons and I spent Valentine’s Day dissecting a worm. Because nothing says love like worm guts, right?

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What we discovered was so much more than dirt-filled intestines. We were dazzled by the incredible complexity of creation! Worms do not have a heart, yet they have an elaborate cardiovascular system. They don’t have a brain, yet their nerve relay system is sensitive, responsive and powerful. They don’t have a stomach, but they till our soil and bring life to the earth through their digestive system. What we didn’t expect was to discover that even the lowliest of life forms was an intricate masterpiece of ingenuity and design!

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What does this have to do with grass? I love this quote because Thomas Edison recognized what so many of us fail to see. The commonplace, the everyday, the uninspiring… if we look closely, if we reallly take the time to observe, study and ponder them- they are not common at all!

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When we walk barefoot through lush green grass, we are blissfully unaware of the intricate, living mechanisms underfoot. For starters, grass is THE major food source for life all over the earth! The sugars locked in the polysaccharides of the cell wall make grass one of the most significant sources of renewable energy in the world.

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It’s roots search the darkness for water and nutrients. Its leaves harness the energy from sunlight and converts sunshine into food. Its tenacity is astounding- grass can grow through concrete walls. Its perseverance is why homeowners love to grow it (but hate to mow it) Not only that, in 2018 certain strains of grass have been shown effective in destroying cancer cells…

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In fact, many (Many, MANY) plants have been shown to contain anti-cancer properties. The cutting edge of medicine has only BEGUN to discover the secret life of plants, their mind blowing complexity, their chemical constituency, their life-giving properties. Plants are the most sophisticated chemical factories on planet earth!

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Oh we can send a man to the moon. We can circumnavigate the globe in a fraction of a second through technology. Nuclear power, jet engines, satellites, computers, particle colliders… science is advancing at such an exponential rate that it seems nothing is impossible for man to achieve. Except for a blade of grass. Hell, man can’t even duplicate the amino acids necessary to build ONE SINGLE CELL of a blade of grass, let alone the entire plant!

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So remember, the next time you lay in a field of green on a warm summer’s day- all we reeeeally know is that we truly know nothing at all!

#amazingcreation #fingerprintsofgod

NINGXIA RED

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NingXia Red- Young Living

❤️ FUN FACTS ❤️

NingXia Red is one of Young Living’s most popular wellness supplements. It’s a nutrient-rich drink infused with antioxidant-providing superfruits and powerful essential oils. Ningxia gets its name from the province of China where the Chinese Wolfberry grows. This particular wolf berry is a dietary staple in this region, where natives live to be well over 100 years old! Wolfberry legends and recorded use in Chinese medicine goes back 5,000 years! There has been extensive research done on the chemistry and nutritional profile of the Ningxia Wolfberries. NingXia Red contains vital nutrients that may be missing or low in many modern diets and that could be the key to experiencing abundant wellness and energy.

❤️WHAT’S IN IT  ❤️

Did you know the antioxidant value in one cup of NingXia Red is equal to approximately: 

•4 cups of purple grapes

•1 cup of wolfberries

•5 whole cherries

•½ cup blueberries

•75 pomegranate arils

•½ plum

•¼ cup aronia berries

❤️ WHAT IT DOES ❤️

So what are Antioxidants and why are they important? Antioxidants are nutrients that help fight the damaging effects that free radicals can cause in our bodies. Free Radicals have been linked to things like aging and illness. Every day our bodies go through a process called oxidation where unfortunately, free radicals can be produced. Have you ever seen a diced apple turn brown? This is a great example of the oxidation process. Free radicals can cause damage and can be accelerated by pollution, stress, toxins, smoking, and alcohol. Antioxidants are SO important, because they can help neutralize these damaging molecules.

Ningxia Red also contains the puree from the Ningxia wolfberry, a berry harvested in Northern China high in fiber and protein (it’s protein content is approximately 13%). The Wolfberry also contains all the essential amino acids, is high in antioxidants, and is the HIGHEST whole food source of potassium. Young Living is also unique in that we use the ENTIRE berry—the seeds, juice, peel, and fruit, as well as essential oils– Orange, Yuzu, Lemon, and Tangerine— to ensure that we offer a product that contains an optimal blend of ALL of it’s amazing nutrients.

❤️ IDEAS FOR USE ❤️

Take 1-2 ounces every morning to support wellness

Add Ningxia to sparkling water for a refreshing & nutritious beverage

Make Ningxia popsicles for the kiddos!

Make Ningxia ice cubes for your sparkling beverage

Add a drop of Thieves Vitality to your daily Ningxia routine

Keep in the Fridge after opening, and be sure to shake before use! The sediment that collects at the bottom of the bottle is the GOOD STUFF! Ningxa Red is a puree, not a juice!

Take an Ningxia packet with you on the go- for a quick afternoon pick me up

Samples of NingXia Red come in your Essential Oil Premium Starter Kit! Join Young Living Today and get 24% off retail prices with a wholesale account.

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