Wellness Spa-turdays at Inspire NY

There is a new ‘shero’ in town. She is the Reverend Simone Lord and she is a naturopathic doctor. She studied naturopathy to help people build stronger immune systems and hence live healthier, longer prosperous lives. In her medicine bag there is cayenne pepper, pH strips, a magnifying glass and light to study her clients’ irises and a notebook and pen.
Dr. Lord is a graduate of Trinity School of Natural Health and took the American Naturopathic Medical Certification Board exam to become board certified in the study of naturopathy or natural medicine. With this certification, Dr. Lord has given birth to Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Food Store in Kew Gardens/Richmond Hill to help New Yorkers to improve health by juicing to fight disease.
This woman of God is also the pastor at Inspire NY, Peoples First Baptist Church in Jamaica Queens. In this space she heals the broken hearted and saves souls, transform lives and gives shelter to the weary and the homeless. On Saturday May 4, 2019 Reverend Lord is hosting the grand opening of the Wellness Center at Inspire NY, where she and her team of good-hearted natural healthcare specialists will help many.
The grand opening will feature complimentary chair massages, and introductory Reiki sessions. Master herbalist, Sonia Thompson, Reconnection Herbs will be speaking about preventing and reversing diabetes at the Grand Opening of Inspire NY Wellness Center.
Dr. Lord will be speaking on boosting the immune system to fight cancer and other immune deficiency diseases while lowering the effects of stress in the body and bring clarity to the mind. She will also be speaking about ‘knocking out’ joint pain and inflammation in the body. Bring the kids, there is miniature golf outside to keep them entertained.
Then on Memorial Weekend Dr. Lord Marcelle and her husband Martin Marcelle are leading the way up the mountains to a Zen weekend in the Catskill mountain where followers will partake in hiking, horseback riding, yoga, tai chi and a picnic. All nature lovers and camping enthusiasts should make their way to her website www.drSimoneLord.com to find out more about the faith exploits of Dr. Simone Lord and her vision to transform our earth into a greener, happier, healthier, more prosperous place for us. To join in the fun, please visit Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Food Store and order a fun drink like the Austin Power or the Immune Power or a Take Care of Me green juice. The Man Man Power is one delicious nutritious smoothie that will have you coming back for more. When you go tell them Monica sent you and receive a 15 % discount.

African-American Hero

How to Fight Disease & Be the Hero You Are Inside

Eric Adams is a hero to millions. Not only is he the Borough President of Brooklyn, NY, but he has a story to tell. He fought diabetes and won. And he is not the only person reclaiming their health. Many people have been fighting disease and winning by going the naturopathic way. The thought of being on dialysis or insulin for the rest of one’s life is not appealing to many who have chosen alternative medicine. Some choose alternative medicine by force when their insurance carriers drop them. Many others have decided to turn their life around by making strategic diet choices, incorporating juicing, leading a disciplined lifestyle and getting enough sleep, water and minerals.

“It is true that by choosing a plant based diet, many diseases can be reversed. Many people are not able to assimilate or break down animal protein and fat as well as others. Many people are dehydrated, constipated, have too much sugar in their blood, causing a thickening of the blood that is unhealthy. Sodas, white sugar, white flour, alcohol, drugs, too much milk and meat, shrimp and pork starts causing all types of problems within the body. The liver and kidneys get overburdened and often stress throws the body off balance and unable to fight the constant onslaught. Plants have natural antibodies to help the body fight. Nettle, dandelion, spinach, kale, broccoli, cucumbers, cayenne, turmeric, ginger; they all have healing powers.” Says Dr. Simone Lord, a board certified naturopathic doctor and author.

Dr. Lord is pastor of America’s first church and wellness center, Inspire NY located at 115-42 Sutphin Boulevard, in the heart of the developing mecca that is Jamaica, Queens. The wellness center offers iridology, naturopathic health consultations, massage by licensed massage therapists, herbology, steam detox therapy, reflexology and Reiki. The church offers a caregivers’ assistance program as well as a youth ministry program with music lessons for the youth, professional voice lessons and performing arts.

“It’s important for people to vent their emotions in a healthy way. People hold on to bad food, bad memories, bad break ups and they can’t seem to let go,” says Dr. Lord. “At Inspire NY, we help people to let go, sleep better, live healthier, better quality lives by offering them a listening ear, a good word, help with family issues, diet and lifestyle, engaging workshops and forums, and the opportunity and encouragement to turn their lives around for the better.”

On February 3, 2019, from 12 pm to 3 pm, the public is invited to celebrate Black History Month at Inspire NY and hear from an African-American hero, Eric Adams, who has reversed diabetes and is on a quest to help as many as he could to recover great health. Inspire NY is open each and every Sunday 12-3pm for worship, word, fellowship and to enjoy the delicious food catered from Mother Earth Juice Bar & Café. To RSVP click here or visit us at 115-42 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11434. Call 917-720-2485 to embark on a new and exciting journey of recovering your health the naturopathic way!

How Not to Become a Loser

Get Out of Your Cage

This seems like a simple enough topic but it really isn’t. Being on the losing side is a reality for many people and it wreaks havoc emotionally, physically and spiritually into one’s life. It is possible to rebound from being a loser but it takes discipline, mental strength and a desire to win. Whereas losing is an easy slide downwards that includes giving in to temptations, giving up and staying down; winning is the challenging climb upwards that requires the use of all the cells in one’s body, the strength of one’s mind and a spirit of determination, courage, confidence and absolute faith.

People on the losing side focus on their lack, they constantly think about how they got to this low place in their life. They are often depressed and lonely because not many people want to hang out with them because of the power of their negative thoughts. They will often attract other low life beings, however, they may sometimes attract a winner, someone who is on a mission to inspire the world, someone who feels it is their destiny to help people be all they can be. The loser will then try to leech on to this person for dear life, and try to live through that person. This will eventually cause more havoc because until the loser learns to act wisely, think proactively and motivate themselves, they will constantly find themselves alone, inadequately lacking the tools to rise and stay above water.

I have intently studied the losing quality of clients and members of my family, both male and female. They have not dealt well with setbacks. Instead of jumping over setbacks or taking a detour, they tend to linger or remain immobile in the face of setbacks, constantly wondering where they went wrong and how this could have happened to them instead of ways to improve and strengthen themselves so it won’t happen again.

Losers are mostly very thin, emaciated or obese. They have lost the will to take care of their bodies so their health is often in a declining state. They often overindulge in comfort foods and junk foods such as ice cream, candy bars, soda, white rice, white sugar and they often over indulge in cigarettes, alcohol and or drugs. They do not pay attention to their health. This further weakens the brain and other organs and makes a comeback harder.

They also tend to be very dependent, weak willed and give in to fears easily. They look for someone to protect them because whatever they went through has scared them, taken away their confidence and left them defenseless. Losers often stay in that position too long instead of finding a motivational class or joining a self-help group to help them to get out of that position. In other words they cry over spilt milk much longer than the average person.

Losers do not learn from their mistakes the first time around. They often have to repeat it over and over to learn the message. This further weakens their position and makes it harder to rise from the dung. In order for a loser to rise up, he or she must first realize that they are acting like a loser. They must look around and see how much they have lost. Then they must determine to stop losing. The battleground is the mind. That is where the fears are, the hurts, the pain. In the spirit, is where there is hope, strength, determination and courage.

Losers need to let go of the baggage so they can fly. The old hurts, who did them wrong, must go out and be replaced with forgiveness. Maybe that means contacting or facing the person who did them wrong and saying I forgive you. To some it may mean apologizing. Losers often don’t like to apologize because they have a victim mentality. They like to play the part of a victim instead of a victor. For example, a man could be married and not be a provider for most of the marriage leaving most of the heavy lifting for the wife. When that wife has had enough and leaves, he assumes the victim mentality. “She left me!” “How dare she do that?” Losers have no vision, they don’t see or read the signs and act; they often wait until it is too late. They have the deer in the headlights attitude of immobility. They don’t move until they get hit and then they retreat wounded and in pain.

Losers were not born losers, they acquired it along the road of life. In order to change the losing streak into a productive and happy life, losers have to want better for themselves and their families. They have to ask the question, “Do I want my children to see me like this?” If they have no children, they could ask, “What is my gift or legacy that I would like to leave behind in this world?” or “How can I make a better life for myself?”

Losers need to immerse themselves in motivational CDs, books and self-help groups. Church is a great place to start. A local small to midsized church would be ideal, so as not to get more ‘lost’. In addition, losers need to wake up earlier and plan their day. Make each day count for something. Taking a small positive action each day, like maybe meditation will go a long way in clearing the mind of the clutter and hurts. Making a commitment to improve oneself and setting a date on that commitment helps tremendously. Letting someone or a group know about the commitment keeps the person accountable. Writing down a vision for their life is also key, along with reviewing that written vision weekly or monthly and checking the progress annually.

Nutrition plays a big role in turning one’s life around. Many people are dehydrated, which can cause high blood pressure and a slew of other illnesses. Take care of your body by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water. Also mineral deficiency is the beginning of all disease. The brain needs calcium, iron, water, magnesium… make sure you feed your brain the proper foods and vitamins needed, which you may not be getting from food. See my post Get Healthy.

Losers can become winners if they let go of the hurts, the fears and rejection and replace them with forgiveness, hope, discipline and the courage to get up, treat the wounds and then start rebuilding a life worth living.

Dr. Simone Lord is a pastor, writer and naturopathic doctor. Her books, Get Out of Your Cage: Keys to Freedom in All Areas of Your Life and Financial Freedom by Faith: A Guide to Prosperity, help people heal. Dr. Lord invites you to enjoy church service and Sunday brunch at 12 noon Inspire NY, 115-42 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434.

5 Ways in 5 Days to Lose 5lbs & Live Healthier

Almost everyone is looking for the best way to stay fit and healthy. Diets come and go, as does the weight. One minute you’re fit and trim, the next minute your clothes don’t fit. Weight needs to be managed just as much as stress does. Stress causes us to overeat and consume the wrong foods and beverages. So here are some pointers from a naturopathic doctor who is well familiar with the struggle to stay fit and healthy.

1. It’s important to connect to a higher power by having faith and to believe in yourself and that you can do whatever you set your mind to. Our bodies are wired to listen to our brains. The human mind is very powerful and it is in charge of our body. It is not the body that should dictate what you do but your mind. Have you ever seen a king walking and his servant riding on the horse?

2. Use natural foods and herbal supplements like Schisandra berries or Ashwaghanda to manage your stress hormones. In addition to fun sweaty exercise, also known as exercise, it’s good to take natural supplements that can boost brain power, energy, will power, mood and vitality. I love Schisandra berries and so do my clients. When you’re feeling a little flustered, a cup of Schisandra berries tea will make you relax and not take out your stress on those closest to you, as humans tend to do. They are definitely not your typical berry. This dynamic superberry counters stress by reducing the number of stress hormones in the blood. It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that it can adapt to the broad needs of your body. Schisandra helps to decrease fatigue and improve mental and physical endurance. Many athletes use the superberry to improve performance. Schisandra berries also help the liver to function well, it aids the digestion system and boosts the immune system. In addition, Schisandra fights cancer cells by boosting immunity. It also beautifies the skin. To make a Schisandra berry wine tonic, soak the berries in a wine for about three to four weeks. You can also make a tea by boiling or steeping the berries, add a bit of honey and enjoy the unusual taste and thrilling benefits of these dynamic little berries.

3. Detoxify your body and your blood by making a tea out of burdock and dandelion leaves, ginger, cascara sagrada, and peppermint leaves. Drink lots of water. Eliminate by going to bathroom often. Use 1 tsp of the above to 1 liter of water, boil for 5 minutes and let cool. Drink a very small teacup each morning.

4. Take a 5 day watermelon fast or flush if you are physically able to. Check with your doctor first. In those five days, you can eat as much watermelon as you like, juice the watermelon, drink lots of water, lots of herbal tea.

5. Do a steam therapy detox or steam sauna once or twice during the five days. Drink lots of water to replenish all the fluids lost. Ask your doctor if you are ill or have health issues before going on this regimen.

Dr. Simone Lord is a board certified naturopath and iridologist. She is a pastor and the author of 5 books. Dr. Lord practices naturopathy at her juice bar and health food café and also church and wellness center. She is currently building a restoration retreat spa cabin in the foot of the Catskills mountains, NY, in a sweet town called Ellenville. Visit www.DrSimoneLord.com to learn more.

Balance Your pH & Getting Healthy by Dr. Simone Lord

The reason many people fall sick is because some of their vital organs, tissues and blood break down. This is actually caused by deficiencies of nutrients, vitamins and minerals in their diet. Many people are also unable to digest or absorb these crucial nutrients and minerals. These food substances provide very important nutrients, and when our bodies don’t get them it starts the breakdown of vital organs. These deficiencies can be traced to our food supply and the soil that grows the food supply. Very often, the soil from whence most of our foods come from are lacking in rich minerals. My objective is to show how getting the right food substances, minerals, amino acids, vitamins, fats and carbohydrates can bring or keep our bodies back into balance and perfect health. My goal is to show how preventative medicine, through feeding our body, mind and spirit the right food substances, along with lifestyle changes can cause us to live a long, prosperous and healthy life.

PH stands for power or potential of hydrogen, that is, how many hydrogen ions are in a solution, which determines acidity or alkalinity of that solution. pH can measure the speed of digestion.

Everything in life is about balance. pH is no different. Our bodies can be too acidic or too alkaline.  We want to have a balanced pH of between 6.4 to 6.6 in order for our bodies to absorb essential minerals such as iron, iodine, manganese, magnesium, potassium and more.  We can test pH by using pH strips.  You put the strip under your tongue and remove after about five seconds. Next you match the color up with the chart on the Universal pH strips. The ideal color should be a cool mint green, light jade color. The more yellow the color of the strip, the more acidic you are. The darker the green turning to dark purple, the more alkaline you are. Ideally you want to be in the middle… a mint color.

The saliva pH tells the condition of the liver, while the urine pH will tell the condition of the way the body is functioning and eliminating waste materials.

Many problems arise from high acidity, such as joint pain and inflammation. Interestingly enough, high acidity comes from one’s diet. So we should be careful to have a balanced diet. Many Americans consume too much acidic foods giving disease a door to come into entire families. Many diseases that are said to be hereditary are based on the diets of one’s parents and ancestors. The diet and foods that are part of one’s heritage or culture, if not balanced, can cause history to repeat itself. So if someone’s dad died of prostate cancer, the chances are higher that the sons may get prostate cancer because of some of the dietary habits that were inherited.  Breaking the cycle is not difficult, with careful and keen diet and lifestyle analysis.

Balancing the body’s pH will lead to better health and longevity. There are many foods, fruits and vegetables that can influence one’s pH.

Highly Acidic Foods for when pH is too alkaline include asparagus, barley, dried beans, beechnuts, beef, buckwheat, bread, butter, cashews, cereals, cheese, chestnuts, chicken, chocolate, clams, cod liver oil, cottage cheese, cornmeal, crab, cream, eggs, farina, fish, flour, frog legs, ham, hazelnuts, hickory nuts, hominy, honey, horseradish, lamb, lentils, lobster, mackerel, maple syrup, margarine, mussels, mushrooms, oats, pasta, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, pomegranate, pork, prunes, rice, rye, sauerkraut, salmon, scallops, smoked herring, sole, pasta, sugar, syrups, tapioca starch, turkey, walnuts, wheat germ and wine.

 Highly Alkaline Foods for when the pH is too acidic include:

Alfalfa sprouts, almonds, apples or apple cider, apricots, artichokes, bananas, beets, beet tops, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, burdock, cabbage, cantaloupe, carob, carrots, chlorella, cauliflower, celery, chard, cherries, chives/scallions, coconut,  cucumbers, currants , cranberries, dandelion greens, dates, dill, figs, flaxseed, garlic, grapes, grapefruit,  guava, huckleberries, Irish moss, kelp, leeks, lemons, lettuce, limes, mango, melons, millet, mint, molasses, mulberries, barley, collard greens, mustard greens, nectarines, okra, olives, olive oil, onions, oranges, papaya, parsley, parsnips, passion fruit, peaches, pears, persimmons, pineapple, plums, radishes, raisins, raspberries, rhubarb, Romaine lettuce, rutabagas, sea grass, sorrel, soybeans, spinach, squash, dulse, sea vegetables, spirulina, strawberries, Swiss chard, pumpkin, tangerine, turnips, Vegetable oils, water chestnuts, watercress, watermelon.

Tofu is an alkalizing protein while pork, meats, bacon, beef, turkey, shrimp, clams tend to be acidifying protein.

Some health problems that can arise when the body’s PH is too acidic are:

Liver disease, lung disease, osteoporosis , bone loss, Crohn’s disease, bladder, kidney problem, mineral deficiency, muscle wasting, thinning of skin, low energy, loss of teeth, cold sores, diarrhea, depression, anxiety, mood swings, anemia, reproductive problems, muscle cramping…if the urine is acidic, we may see reproductive problems as well. (Manganese is not being absorbed and the reproductive system loves manganese.)

When the pH is above 6.6, it is moving in an alkaline direction. One can expect colon problems, parasites, yeast and bacterial growth. This alkaline condition can cause a toxic colon, constipation, a toxic lymphatic system, sinus problems and upper respiratory infections. Skin can also be affected, lack of oxygen in the liver, pigmentation problems, sometimes body odor. Vitamin C may be lacking.

The liver has six needs for its best performance. If it’s not getting enough mineral, it starts deteriorating and other organs are affected negatively as well. The top needs of the liver are: Water, Oxygen, Calcium, Vitamin A, Iron and Iodine. Consider what foods or supplements you are currently taking that feeds your liver. What is your current source of calcium? Are you drinking enough good water? Eating enough green leafy vegetables? Where is your iron coming from? We must pay attention to the needs of our body, provide for these needs in order to live our healthiest lives.

Without proper pH balance, digestion and elimination move at the wrong frequency and essential minerals and nutrients cannot be absorbed into the body. We need minerals and nutrients to function at 100%. Intramaxx has all the minerals we need, call us to obtain a bottle that will last you about a year.

Restore your health! Call 631-662-3177 for a consultation. We detect patterns that when corrected can prevent serious diseases and surgeries.

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The Eyes Of Understanding

Its understanding that makes one outstanding!
The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints – Eph 1:18
It is understanding that that makes one Outstanding. When you understand him you ll stand out. Its understanding that equals revelation and revelation equals transformation.
Its a privilege to know and have a relationship with the most high God. When you know and understanding his ways he will reveal his secrets to you – Ps 25:14
May your eyes of understanding be enlightened that you may know the rewards of heeding to his call and the goodies and glory he has in store for his children and his inheritance in the saints in his kingdom here and hereafter.
Father Lord, open my eyes of understanding that i may know you and the work you has finished and the things you have prepared for me.  Give me the grace to have faith and rest assured on the work you finished on the cross in Jesus name.
Written By :
Pastor Tony Nwokolo
Minister, Author, Inspirational Speaker, Life Coach, TechPreneur

Focus on Becoming Powerful

Focus on Becoming Powerful

When I think of power I think of God. God is power, He is love, he is abundance He is strength, He is grace, He is mercy, He is health, all these things are all in His hands. When you meditate on His power and in the knowledge that you are His child, you ought not be afraid.

In Greek mythology, Zeus is all powerful, and so are His children, think of Hercules. When we are in a good relationship with God, we are freed from the enemy’s grip to live an abundant, power-filled life, instead of the depressed, broke, lonely, diseased and fearful life Satan leads us to with his temptations. When we obey the rules of our earthly parents and listen to their wisdom, we inherit great things. Here we see that obedience is one of the keys to living a great life. When we are disobedient to our parents, we get into trouble. When we listen and are obedient, we fulfil our life’s potential, with grandeur.

The enemy comes to tempt us, to steal, kill and destroy us, if we let him. We do not have to let him. When you were a child or teenager, your parents protected you as best as they could from falling. As an adult, God and His army of angels take over the protection, the advising. Do we always listen?

When we follow our own lusts, ego and pride, we make bad decisions that can ultimately impact the quality of our lives and our children’s lives. Then while we are living those miserable lives stemming from the bad decisions that God’s messengers begged us not to make, we beseech God’s help to deliver us from the agony of the consequences of our disobedience.

Like any parent, God the Father has plans for our prosperity. If we look good, He looks great. Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

So we can be sure that God and the universe wants the best for us. We are supposed to be productive, progressive and thrive! We are not supposed to be living in poverty, bad health. We are meant to be happy, healthy God-like people, inventors, excellent parents, creators, writers, farmers and so forth; not rebellious, disobedient, poverty stricken people of ill health and bad vices.

(“Beloved, above all things, I wish that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospers.”) 3 John 1-2.

What can we do to get ourselves out of this trap that the enemy has set for us?

  1. Meditate, pray, listen and obey God.
  2. Face your fears. You have a sound mind to make great decisions, don’t let fear stop you.
  3. Take full responsibility for our actions and bad decisions. Repent and ask God for forgiveness.
  4. Believe that you are forgiven and take action to turn your life around. God allows U-turns.
  5. Follow your gut instincts. Don’t allow yourself to be tempted and swayed by a pretty face, sweet talk or money. Looks fade, money runs out. Look instead for strong and Godly character.
  6. Learn how to say NO and move on. Do not allow others to take you from your purpose and destiny.
  7. Invest in your self-development, self-improvement. Take courses, read books, go to seminars that will build you up and set you on the path of fulfilling your life’s purpose.
  8. Pay attention to your health. Decide and plan to live a healthy lifestyle. That means drinking enough water daily to nourish your brain and other organs. The rule of thumb is to drink half your body weight in ounces. Are you exercising and sweating regularly? Find a way to get in some fun and sweaty activities in your life. Pay attention to your diet. Which foods are your essential vitamins and minerals coming from?  Get enough sleep, your brain will thank you for it.
  9. Focus on God, not on man. Spiritual development makes way for wisdom, discernment and prosperity. Find a good church to attend and build up yourself, family and community.
  10. Develop your faith by procrastinating less and taking action. Do what you have to do to make a better life for you and your family. Stop doing things or living a life that can kill or retard your growth, health and success.




Dr. Simone Lord shares Her Innovation Story on Revitalizing Health by Returning to Mother Nature with AIM2Flourish.com


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Schisandra.. Discover the Super-Berry that Helps Manage Stress

Every health conscious individual is looking for the next superfood to aid in anti-aging, stress management and that is chock full of minerals, vitamins, as well as antioxidants. Schisandra berries has all the above but have not gotten the hype they deserve for enhancing longevity and improving vitality. They are also great stress inhibitors. Ashwaghanda has been in the news as a widely acclaimed Ayurvedic herbal supplement that helps the body to fight stress and adrenal fatigue. It is also claimed by many that Ashwaghanda is a powerful sexual tonic for both males and females. Having tried both and recommended both of these herbal supplements to clients, I can say that Schisandra berries works quickly and the benefits derived are noticeable within minutes. You will feel less stressed, calmer, yet mentally alert. It is always advised to talk to your physician before trying any herbal supplements.

When you’re feeling a little flustered, a cup of Schisandra berries tea will make you relax and not take out your stress on those closest to you, as humans tend to do. They are definitely not your typical berry.  This dynamic superberry counters stress by reducing the number of stress hormones in the blood.  It is considered an adaptogen, meaning that it can adapt to the broad needs of your body. Schisandra helps to decrease fatigue and improve mental and physical endurance.  Many athletes use the superberry to improve performance.

Schisandra berries helps the liver to function well, it aids the digestion system and boosts the immune system. In addition, Schisandra fights cancer cells by boosting immunity. It also beautifies the skin. To make a Schisandra berry wine tonic, soak the berries in a wine for about three to four weeks. You can also make a tea by boiling or steeping the berries, add a bit of honey and enjoy the unusual taste and thrilling benefits of these dynamic little berries.

Written by Dr. R. Simone Lord, a board certified naturopathic doctor on a mission to teach herbal wisdom and reconnect people to Mother Earth. Find her at Mother Earth Juice Bar & Health Foods 116-03 Metropolitan Ave, Queens. NY. www.DrSimoneLord.com