What Is An Adaptogenic Herb?

Well, kind of like it’s name implies, these Plant Allies help our body adapt to stress, in any way that our body needs which could mean different functions depending on the circumstances that the body is being faced with at the moment.

‘Adaptogens restore homeostasis within the body balancing hormones, lowering cortisol levels, produce positive stress response, increase recovery time after an illness and immune building function.

According to a Russian Dr., I.I. Brekhmann, who popularized the concept of adaptogens through his research, there are 3 criteria that they must fulfill:

1. Do no harm, place no stress on the body.

2. Assist the body in adapting to a wide range of
internal stressors (emotions, noise, pollution) as well as
environmental ones.

3. Has an amphoteric (normalizing) effect on the
activity of several body systems – especially the nervous
system, hormonal system, and immune system.’

Excerpt from, ‘Discover The Essence Of Plant Medicine, The Five Principles Of Lifesaving Herbs.’

The Cannabis plant is an adaptogen explaining it’s ability to restore homeostasis within our system. But it’s not the only one, there are many more but the beauty is that they all have the same effect on our bodies….well being.

Have you tried any adaptogens?

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Can Sunlight Do All Of That?

Of course, everyone knows that we need sunlight, but besides it providing Vitamin D, how else does it benefit us?

Number One: In relation with bone health and cartilage, sunlight enables the body to assimilate calcium. We can consume as much nutrient rich foods as possible, but if our bodies are not assimilating the nutrients, we lose the benefits. Strong bones are essential to us accomplishing all of our goals.

Number 2: Connected to the reproduction of red blood cells or hemoglobin, thereby associated with the avoidance of anemia and increasing the amount of oxygen in our blood. Symptoms associated with anemia are weakness, brain fog, mood changes, lethargy, pale skin, headaches, shortness of breath, loss of stability, irregular heartbeart, etc.

Number 3: As referred to above, not assimilating nutrients and absorbing our food properly, leads to deficiencies. Sunlight has an instant influence on our bodies ability to digest our food and assimilate nutrients.

You know there’s many more benefits than just those, but this is just a start for reasons why going outside and spending a little time enjoying the outdoors, everyday, is so important!

Obviously, too long in the sun isn’t beneficial, but 45 minutes of sunlight gives you your daily dose of vitamin D.

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Ever Wonder What To Listen To… Your Heart or Your Head? Always Your Heart!

As a Pisces, I am so indecisive. Sometimes, making a decision can be so difficult, that I literally cannot make it. I try weighing pros and cons but then something tells me different. That goes against perhaps all of the obvious reasons not to. Because I have a feeling. Or a sense. It’s intuition. And now we now it’s heart centered.

Have you heard of the 40,000 nerve endings in our heart that we were not previously aware of. (I wasn’t anyway…) We now know that the heart is actually sending signals to the brain. Before, it was our understanding that the brain was the master controller in our bodies but this knowledge is proving otherwise, according to Greg Braden, researcher, scientist. and author. (He’s on of my favorite authors.)

For example, when hooked up to electrodes connecting the heart and brain to sensitive equipment capable of measuring subtle energies, it has been found that our hearts know what is going to happen before it happens.

When shown a series of images designed to elicit emotion whether it’s happy, sad, angry, etc., the heart knew the following image before it was shown and reacted accordingly. These images were shown at intervals of a few seconds apart. The research showed that the heart reacted to the images before the eyes perceived them. So it is not the brain or mind that has the knowing, the source is actually the heart.

It is now known that it is so much more than a muscle. The strongest magnetic field in our body is our heart. Not our brain. The electro frequency of our hearts is actually 60x greater than our brain. Heartmath Institute has been researching the human heart and how a strong collective emotion has a measurable impact on the geomagnetic field of the planet. They are also the ones who discovered the magnetic field of the heart is so much stronger than the brain. When magnetic fields of the planet are strong, people are more agreeable when they are low, we are more aggressive and prone to conflict. This research has been recorded and can be researched on your own.

The best part is that you can create a state of balance between your brain and heart so simply by meditating. And the profound effects of having these fields aligned can be measured now. By simply bringing your awareness to your heart and feeling gratitude, care, appreciation, etc. and slowing your breath and focusing on your heart and breath, you can not only bring about a state of coherence between your heart and brain that Dr. Joe Dispenza has lots of brain scans that you can see visibly the results of this kind of mindfulness. But you can also ask your heart for guidance when in this meditative state and see if you feel guided…

Have you heard of these 40,ooo nerve endings in your heart before?

Bright Blessings from the North East Kingdom ❤

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4 Benefits of Meditating

  1. Increase Energy
  2. Boost Immune Function
  3. Reduce Stress Levels
  4. Increase Intuition

Everyone’s heard of meditating, but what are the real benefits? Sure, relaxation, we always hear, maybe stress relief, but immune boosting and enhancing energy? Yes, these are possible and more.

Let’s start with the first one…

  1. Increasing Energy Levels. Folks are always asking me ways to increase their energy levels. Sometimes, reaching for an energy drink or grabbing a cup of coffee might not be the most beneficial choice if you’re trying to increase your health and longevity. Especially, if you are someone who is immune compromised or not functioning at full capacity for whatever reason.

Another way to increase energy levels can be through the quiet act of meditation and the best part is it can be done just about anywhere at anytime with no cost and there is no sugar crash after. Sitting still mindfully focusing on our breath actually allows us to build our energy levels.

By simply choosing to remove ourselves from the ordinary daily stresses of life and stepping back to enjoy the moment for at least 3 minutes of our day can increase not only our energy levels but has profound effects on our body chemistry.

When our attention is constantly focused on our outer world, it can be exhausting. If we take the necessary time for a little self care and turn our attention inward, the benefits we have the potential of reaching far outweigh any other demands in our environment.

2. Boost Immune Function. Yes, in meditation, our breathing slows, some meditations include focused breathing. When we slow our breath, it switches our brain chemistry. It also changes the signaling from the heart to the brain.

It decreases stress hormones and according to Gregg Braden, author, scientist and educator, when we are in a state of meditation, for 3 minutes feeling either gratitude, appreciation, care or compassion, and are aware of our heart, it creates changes in our internal environment.

When we allow our awareness to shift to our inner world, slowing our breath changes the signaling of the brain. Our brains release very powerful substances of healing, regeneration, and rejuvenation. Levels of DHEA increase by 100% in the body! Being a precursor hormone, it plays an important role in the production of many hormones. Associated with anti-aging and bone density, to name a few, decreased levels of DHEA are associated with a higher chance of death.

3. Reduce Stress Levels. When we take a moment from our stressful lives to resist the temptation of always being engaged, we are able to reduce the stress hormones associated with inflammation and disease. If we are in a constant state of fight or flight, our bodies do not have the down time for healing and regeneration.

And if we do not sleep as much as our bodies require and then resort to drug induced sleep, we are impairing our bodies ability to rejuvenate and repair itself, even more. So these glimpses of moments gathered for our own personal benefit become more and more important not only for our personal growth, but for our well being.

Especially if we have others relying on us. How can we be expected to give our all when we are not even functioning at full capacity? We cannot give what we do not have. So, if you are one of those people that is always putting others first, by putting yourself first allows you to give the most.

4. Increase Intuition. And the last but definitely not the least benefit of meditating is the possibility of opening up your intuition. Of unlocking doorways in your mind that you never even knew existed because you never took the time to explore. When we turn our attention away from our phones, iPads, tv, computer screens and look within ourselves, what we might find is beyond creativity and intuition, it’s the portal to infinite possibilities.

Even if you still think you don’t have time for a 3 minute daily practice, you can start with very small mindful moments when you just stop and make yourself aware of your breath and aware of the present moment, even if it’s only for 10 seconds, we all need to start somewhere…

Bright Blessings from the North East Kingdom ❤

Do You Have Digestive Issues? Ever Heard Of Acidosis?

 Have you tried everything to feel better, including CBD, and nothing helped? Have you tried different diets that haven’t worked? Maybe your problem isn’t what you think it is. Are you familiar with the term acidosis?

You might recognize that some foods are acid forming and some foods are not. When analyzed a food can be considered either  acidic or base/alkaline. This is not the same as say an orange. While we think of oranges as being acidic they actually have an alkalizing effect within our bodies, as do all fruits and vegetables. 

The ideal acid alkaline balance diet would be 80% alkalizing foods and 20% acid forming foods. When we do not combine foods properly, that, among other things, can throw our bodies into a state of acidosis. Low-grade acidosis can become chronic if the body remains in that state for an extended period of time.

Chronic acidosis can cause many symptoms such as sunken eyes, lethargy, stupor, gastritis, constipation, bad breath, foul smelling stools, diarrhea, chest pain, abdominal pain, vomiting, rheumatoid arthritis, excessively low blood pressure, kidney stones, loss of bone mass, reduction of growth hormone, if bad enough it can cause cancer, coma and death, even. 

As cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment as do virus’ and bacteria, it is best to try to maintain a balanced diet. When battling cancer, the idea is to oxygenate your blood. Cancer cannot live in an oxygenated body. And you want to make your body as inhospitable to the cancer as possible.

The ideal pH for the body is around 7.0. 7.0 is neutral, if the body drops below 7.0, it is considered acidic, if the body goes above 8.0 it is considered alkaline.

The pH of our blood, saliva, urine, skin, gastric juices levels all vary:

Blood 7.38 – 7.43

Muscle is about 7.0

Salive 5.5-7.5

Urine 5.0-8.0

Skin 4.5-6.0

Gastric Juices 2.5

A one point increase in ph is the result of a ten fold decrease in hydrogen ions, H+. When the pH of our body is off because of acid forming foods in our diet, pharmaceutical medications, exercise, etc. our body has to use its mineral reserves that are stored in our vital organs and our bones to try to alkalize this condition.

Hence, calcium deficiency. The body starts drawing calcium from the bones. This is why another option for treating Osteoporosis might not be to add more calcium supplements. Continuing with an acid forming diet will not stop the extraction of the alkaline calcium from the bones by the body to correct the improper ph levels. A simpler option might be to adjust your diet.

Protein is acid forming, too much animal protein encourages this type of environment increasing the symptoms and discomfort of an acidic environment resulting in the body having to work overtime trying to correct the ph. Utilizing a lot of your bodies cellular energy where it could be used elsewhere.

Wondering what your ph is? The best indicator is urine tested first thing in the morning with 6 hours between the last.

PH stands for potential for hydrogen H+. Our bodies have three ways that we expel access Hydrogen, H+ molecules. One way is through our Respiratory System or lungs by exhaling. My professor likes to think of it as a Hydrogen, H+ exhaust pipe. Excess acids are stored in the body as fat.

Other ways that the body uses to excrete excess acid is through the urine. Our kidneys cannot excrete urine that is too acidic so it uses buffers to alkalize it so that it can be passed efficiently through the kidneys.

Another way our body balances it’s pH levels is through sweat. You will notice that the pH of our skin is much more acidic than the rest of our body. This is a result of the acid mantle on the skin which protects us from bacteria and such. 

Exercise is another way that our body levels or pH can become off. We inhale oxygen which is transported to the active muscles where it combines with waste products from energy conversion, carbon (C) and hydrogen H+ to form carbon dioxide and water. During strenuous exercises our body exceeds our oxygen supply and the body begins to use other alternate biochemical processes that do not require oxygen (anaerobic metabolism.) These processes generate excess acids H+ which enter the blood stream, if the body is not able to expel it it can build up in the muscles causing a ‘muscle burn.’

Remember I mentioned buffers, earlier? Lactic acid is a buffer. Buffers are carrier molecules that can accept and transport hydrogen ions to bodily tissue where they can be used for energy and excreted as waste. So while lactic acid has a place, when too much accumulates it is a sign that the body is in a state of acidosis. 

The most important buffer system in the blood involves carbonic acid, a weak acid formed from carbon dioxide dissolved in the blood, which is then exhaled.

Luckily, there are things that we can do to alkalize our bodies. Deep breathing techniques for one as oxygen is alkalizing. Avoiding alcohol, tobacco, pharmaceutical medications and processed foods because they are also acid forming. Eating more raw fruits and vegetables.

For athletes, acidified body tissue shows up as sports injuries. If the blood is too acidic, the muscles of the body absorb the acid making the tissue acidic. 

If you are not feeling the potential that you know you have because of these underlying conditions that no one seems to recognize or be able to treat, maybe it’s acidosis. 

This can be corrected with proper food combining. It might seem like a dramatic change from what you’re used to but if you feel better, you can get back to your old self. A raw food study conducted on an experimental group by Victoria Boutenko showed that after 2 days of eating raw foods, IQ levels rose by 40%!

I’m including some basic food combing concepts so you can plan your next meals…

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Sending green healing energy from the North East Kingdom ❤

We Need Safe Vaccines and Informed Consent.

This blog is neither pro vaccine or anti-vaccine, I believe everyone has the right to choose what is right for their own family. What this is about is having safe vaccines offered to families. The vaccines that we are injecting our children with right now, contain formaldehyde, mercury and aluminum. These three ingredients are poisonous and carcinogenic to the human body as well as neurotoxic to your babies and children’s nervous system. Here’s the definition of neurotoxic if you’re not sure~

‘Neurotoxicity occurs when the exposure to natural or manmade toxic substances (neurotoxicants) alters the normal activity of the nervous system.’

The founding doctors of immunizations put forth the idea that injecting a very small amount of the disease that you were trying to avoid would build antibodies in the system so that the body would recognize it next time and be able to fight off the pathogen. No one ever said, ‘Let’s inject children with formaldehyde, mercury and aluminum and it will prevent them from getting a disease.’ These poisons would actually hinder immune function, not enhance it, which would be contradictory to the whole premise of the vaccine, when the point is to ‘strengthen’ your child so that they DON’T GET SICK. If we are injecting our babies and children with substances that are poisonous, how are we ensuring that they don’t get sick, which is the whole purpose for vaccinating?

If anyone else ever tried to inject these toxins into your child, they would be put into jail, as they are so lethal. Yet, they are contained within our vaccines and many of us don’t even know it. Who would think that your doctor would inject your child with something that wasn’t good for them? We need Informed Consent.

But it’s true, you can ask your doctor or you could ask your doctor if they could tell you what the ingredients are on the vaccines labels. You would think with how many doses they give out, that this information would be easy for them to tell you. I sell many different formulations with extensive ingredient lists and I have many of them memorized.

Because of the toxicity of vaccines due to the extra additives, giving many doses combined at the same time can be dangerous for your child, as well. Being given at an early age, when they are only hours old and their immune system’s are trying to adjust to the world and the bacteria and germs in their environment, naturally.  Odds are, under most circumstances, your child’s immune system would never encounter all of these diseases at the same time and have to fight off so many different invaders creating the necessary antibodies. There has been no research proving the safety of this practice. After researching, many parents are choosing to give vaccines at a later date when their child’s immune system isn’t so vulnerable and not introducing as many in one day.

When we were kids, the number of vaccines we received was significantly less. With the exception of Covid -19, we haven’t had any outbreak of any disease since I was a child so what’s the reason for the increase in numbers of vaccines?

Many times they are grown in animal DNA which combines with your child’s in ways that are unnatural causing imbalances. Some are grown on eggs, what about egg allergies? Some contain aborted fetus’s. I am attaching a link to the ingredients so you don’t have to wait until you see your doctor~

The MMR vaccine actually contains aborted fetal tissue which is referred to as MRC-5, or WI-38, on the package label, it reads:

MMRV (ProQuad) (Frozen: Human Serum Albumin) 2/2020*  ~MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein, sucrose, hydrolyzed gelatin, sodium chloride, sorbitol, monosodium L-glutamate, sodium phosphate dibasic, human albumin, sodium bicarbonate, potassium phosphate monobasic, potassium chloride; potassium phosphate dibasic, neomycin, bovine calf serum

This information can be found on the CDC’s website, here is the link https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/b/excipient-table-2.pdf

I am also including a testimony from a doctor/expert that has so many credentials that I am just going to include one paragraph. Dr. Deisher has been trying to fight for transparency on vaccine labeling. Here are a few of her credentials~ ‘Theresa Deisher, Ph.D. (President, Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute , CEO and Managing Member, AVM Biotechnology). Dr. Deisher, an expert in the field of adult stem cell therapies and regenerative medicine, brings 18 years of experience in scientific and corporate leadership positions involving research, discovery, production and commercialization of human therapeutics. Dr. Deisher’s penchant for groundbreaking scientific discovery and her distinguished scientific research has resulted in 23 patents issued in her name. She has published numerous scientific manuscripts and is a frequent invited lecturer and guest speaker in the area of stem cell technology and regenerative medicine. Throughout her career, Dr. Deisher has been recruited by some of the country’s top biotechnology companies, including Genentech, Repligen, ZymoGenetics, Immunex and Amgen. She has managed and mentored undergraduate honors students, post-doctoral fellows, scientific executives and over 20 research assistants/scientists at all levels of responsibility.’

But her list of credentials goes on for many paragraphs and you can view this testimony at: https://bioethicsarchive.georgetown.edu/pcbe/transcripts/sept08/deisher_statement.pdf

According to Dr. Deisher, ‘Some childhood vaccines that are mandated prior to entering kindergarten are only available in the US produced using aborted fetal cells, these include MMR (mumps measles rubella) and chickenpox. Other mandated childhood vaccines are available from both animal or human sources, and yet parents and grandparents are not informed of this so that they can choose a vaccine compatible with their consciences.

Shouldn’t parents and grandparents know that when they immunize their children with a particular vaccine they are also injecting their children with DNA from an aborted fetus? Yet there are no laws that require drug manufacturers to inform the public of this.  The package insert for Varivax, a chickenpox vaccine, states that the vaccine contains “residual components of MRC-5 cells including DNA and protein”, but how many parents or grandparents, let alone pediatricians and pharmacists, would know that MRC-5, or WI-38, is a cell line derived from an aborted fetus, and that the contaminating DNA and protein listed on the package insert is the DNA and protein of an aborted fetus? If we have the legal right to know what is in our Big Macs, don’t we have the right to know what is in our vaccines and medicines?

The perceived link between childhood vaccines and autism has generated significant press and controversy since 1992. The suggested link has been, and is today, the MMR vaccine. Since 1983, the MMR vaccine in the US has only been produced using aborted fetal cells. Coincidentally, severe autism began to rise in the US in 1983, increasing from less than 1 child per 10,000 to 16-17 children per 10,000 (or about 1 in 500) by 1990. The aborted fetal produced MMR was introduced to the UK almost a decade later, and an immediate rise in autism levels was noted, which lead to the suspected link between the vaccine and autism.

I would ask all of you to support FLICA legislation, Fair Labeling and Informed Consent, to insure that consumers, whether for moral, philosophical or safety reasons, KNOW what they are giving their children in vaccines. The FLICA legislation would require not only informed consent, but education of each parent about alternative vaccines. With the approval of the creation of HUMAN-ANIMAL hybrids by the UK this past spring, this legislation is now gaining bipartisan and pro-choice support. Wouldn’t you want to know if your medicine contained DNA from a human-animal hybrid?

Aborted human DNA in our vaccines is not the end, it is only the beginning, as the creation of human-animal hybrids demonstrates. A new aborted fetal cell line has been developed, called PerC6, and licenses have been taken by over 50 partners, including the NIH and the Walter Reed Army Institute, to use this cell line for new vaccine and biologics production. The goal of the company that created the PerC6 is to become the production cell line for ALL vaccines, therapeutics antibodies, biologic drugs and gene therapy. We must know the consequences of contaminating human DNA before we wake up and discover that all newly approved recombinant drugs are produced by aborted fetal cells.’

The testimony goes on and there is alot more important information there to research in the link above. We need answers, we need transparency, we need more research. We need to protect our children, this is the whole premise for our decisions that we make everyday, we can’t stop when it comes to vaccines. We need Informed Consent. We have the right to know and to be told before our babies and children are injected what these medicines contain. The vaccine injured families wish they had been told of the possible risks before their children were injured or worse, killed. Parents are trusting their doctors to be offering safe alternatives to keep their children well and healthy. Doctors need to live up to this trust that is being instilled into them.

When one doctor who is engineering vaccines was asked how many aborted fetus’s he’s used he cited one experiment where they used about 72-76 fetus’s. That was just one experiment and he’s been doing this for decades….

There are whispers of a vaccine for Covid bypassing the animal trials, but we have to ensure the safety and efficacy with a guarantee of purity from anything before we give or inject our children with it. They are not guinea pigs, if your child is the one in how many that dies, you might wish they had researched a little more. There is nothing wrong with asking questions, remember. Our little ones are counting on us….

 

10 Ways To Boost Immune Function

Our bodies have specific functions that vary according to different lifestyle choices. How often does your doctor ask you what you’ve been eating? When my husband had cancer and was in pain and we went to see multiple doctors and emergency rooms, repeatedly, noone ever asked him what he was ingesting or what he wasn’t ingesting. It was so irrelevant in the conventional medical system that any mention I made of  it was even laughed at almost, even. Like do you know where you are right now? Noone cares about food here, noone thinks food has any action that is going to improve this situation right now. And if you mentioned herbs, doctors REALLY look at you like you are crazy, those are just so dangerous and unregulated that we can’t even bring any of them into the hospital. Yet, way more people have died from pharmaceutical drugs than plants and continue to every year.

When my husband was in the hospital, I made him organic food instead of eating hospital food. I brought the blender and he drank smoothies everyday, took his vitamins and got better. Same thing when my mom was in the hospital, I made sure she ate good food and got specific nutrients that our bodies need to function at their optimum level.  The hospital definitely keeps people from dying and saves many lives, and we are lucky to have them when needed. But all of their methods, while lifesaving does not mean that they couldn’t be improved on with some basic nutrition and herbal remedies.

After my mom’s heartache, stroke, kidney failure and thyroid disorder emergency, and being unconscious for 4 days with a tube just taken out of her throat, they brought her some pork roast to eat for her first meal. And it wasn’t because she asked for it, she doesn’t even like that, but regardless, when I mentioned it to the hospital, they had her throat assessed and changed it to only liquid food. Hmmm….

So what I’m saying is there are many things that we can do to increase our immune function in ways that you might not have thought of that might be easier than you think and then you can feel strong instead of susceptible. The six plants in the picture can be incorporated as tea or capsules and will boost your immune system. If you know that you are actively making choices to improve your immune system than you know that you have a strong immune system.

One of the doctors before my husband started chemo when I asked them if there was anything (I meant supplement wise) that he could do to ease the side effects, looked at my husband and said, ‘People who go into it thinking this is going to be the end of me, it’s going to be the worst, for them it is, for those who go into it thinking I’m going to beat this and it’s not going to bring down, that’s the experience they have and they often beat it.’

That was from the Oncologist, he couldn’t recommend anything but your perspective going into it. This was at Dartmouth, and while I thought how amazing it was to hear a doctor recommend this, I knew there was more that we could do, but that just proved that your thoughts have ALOT to do with your outcome.

SO if that’s the case than improving your thoughts with more of ‘I know I’m strong because I am proactive in my health and wellness and don’t leave anything to chance.’ You are more likely to be and stay healthy than if you don’t do anything and just feel scared and rather like a sitting duck just waiting for it to come and get you, next. That doesn’t feel good and creates all kind of imbalances inside you.

I am trying to help you feel better, so here are 9 ways you can boost your immune function:

1. Get a salt lamp. Salt lamps are inexpensive ways to purify your air and not only that they increase the negative ions in your living space. Positive ions are created by cell phones, WIFI routers, etc. Staying home during these stressful times decreases the likelihood of you being exposed to many negative ions. Negative ions are found in Nature, created by waterfalls, streams, etc. that’s why it feels so good when you spend time with Mother Nature because there are sooo many negative ions that it is literally good for you! So you’re going to want to find one of those, an patient just called to ask me what I could recommend as she is elderly and lives in a condominium in the city so she really doesn’t have much Nature around and risks exposure going outside. I found her a salt lamp on Target’s website for like $7.99, we have them in every room, it’s an inexpensive way to purify your air and bring the outdoors in, so to speak to increase the negative ions in your space improving not only your mental state, but your quality of air and respiration. Other air purifiers are plants!

2. Take An Organic, Fermented, Food Based Multivitamin. Nutritional deficiencies can create all kinds of biochemical reactions in the body when it doesn’t have what it requires to perform it’s daily functions. Especially right now, that is one of the best things that you can give your body and your children especially who are growing and whose nutritional needs being met are crucial to their developing bodies. And it’s so easy, if you’re someone who is forgetful, try to get a One A Day so that you don’t forget to take it and start each morning off with it. Some vitamins’ doses are 3 a day which is fine if you can remember. Make sure they are at least Non-GMO if organic seems like a challenge. But if they aren’t good vitamins, you don’t need to take something that is going to create more imbalances like a synthetic or low quality vitamin can do, which would decrease your immune system defeating the whole purpose.

3. Take Vitamin C. Get a good organic, food based, fermented (vitamin C Complex would be first choice) vitamin. Acting as a powerful antioxidant in your body, as well as an essential nutrient, it has many functions it improves besides boosting immune function. A vitamin that your body does not store so making sure to incorporate foods that are rich in vitamin C is any easy way to boost your immune system as it boosts your absorption of nutrients as well. Eat oranges, strawberries, lemons, grapefruits, honeydew, kiwis, papaya, pineapple, peppers~green, red, broccoli, kale, parsley, tomatoes, peas. Replacing processed foods with fresh foods will increase not only your vitamin C intake, but many other vitamins, minerals and amino acids that your body uses to perform optimum function. Infants recommendation for 0–6 months is 40 mg/day and 7–12 months is 50 mg/day. For children the recommendations for 1–3 years is 15 mg/day, 4–8 years is 25 mg/day and for 9–13 years is 45 mg/day. Adolescents needs change recommending ~Girls 14–18 years have 65 mg/day, pregnant teens is 80 mg/day, breastfeeding teens is 115 mg/day and for boys 14–18 years is 75 mg/day. For adults~women age 19 years and older is 75 mg/day, men age 19 and older is 90 mg/day, women age 19 years and older is 75 mg/day, pregnant women is 85 mg/day and breastfeeding women should have 120 mg/day. The thing with vitamin C is, you know you’re taking too much when you start having diarrhea. Then you can just back off until you stop. Vitamin C is a potent ally to have on your side.

4. Increase your Vitamin D intake~it is estimated that 90% of adults in the US are deficient in this important vitamin, odds are you are one of them. Individuals who are overweight have an increased likelihood of displaying vitamin D deficiency symptoms, as well as folks who work indoors. Supplementing vitamin D can be as simple as making sure you spend 45 min. a day in the sun with out any sunscreen. This is a daily dose of vitamin D. If you can’t risk exposure by going outside for this duration, than supplement with some organic vitamin D. Some vitamin D containing foods are eggs, mackerel, wild caught salmon, cod liver oil, tuna fish and beef liver. Individuals ages 1–70 require 600 IUs daily, while children under 12 months require at least 400 IU per day and older adults require even more vitamin D and should aim to get at least 800 IU of vitamin D each day.

5. Go Outside, Take a walk in the woods. If you can’t because of your living situation, than you can just keep this info in mind for when you can. Spending 2 hours in the forest can increase your (NK) or natural killer white blood cells by 50% and it lasts for 30 days!! This study is research that has come out of Japan. It’s all in my book, Discover The Essence of Plant Medicine~The Lifesaving Principles of Herbs, these studies and many more. They call it Forest Bathing and for us in Vermont, some of us live Forest Bathing surrounded by Nature.

6. Turn Up The Tunes and Dance! I know you think I’m crazy, but you can read details in my book, dancing to your favorite music actually increases your white blood cells, increasing your immune function. Those are what your body uses to fight off invaders or pathogens of any kind, so if there is any way that you can easily do that, why not?

7. Increase Your Probiotics Consumption. 80% of your immune system is in your gut, if you don’t have enough friendly bacteria, you will be more susceptible to illness without them. They improve your gut health. And I say, ‘gut’ because that’s literally what it’s called. Antibiotics kill our friendly gut bacteria, whether they are necessary or not is irrelevant. Supplementation after rounds of antibiotics is imperative to restoring the delicate balance of your microbiome. These are seven types of bacteria that your body requires and that you are going to be looking for if you buy one~

  • Lactobacillus acidophilus
  • Lactobacillus bulgarius
  • Lactobacillus reuteri
  • Streptococcus thermophilus
  • Saccharomyces boulardii
  • Bifidobacterium bifidum
  • Bacillus subtilis

Many foods have prebiotics and probiotics, by increasing your consumption of these compounds, you are increasing your immune function directly. Foods that you want to increase your intake of include: sauerkraut, yogurt, kombucha, kefir, apple cider vinegar, raw cheeses from reputable farmers not limited to dairy from cows, sheep and goat cheese are also high in beneficial bacteria and enzymes that are destroyed during the heating process, pickles, tempeh, miso, kimchi are just to name a few. But this is another easy way to build your immune system to be as strong as it needs to be.

8. Plenty of Rest. When I say rest, I don’t just mean sleep, although I do mean sleep is imperative to vital immune function. Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your body, part of immune boosting is making sure your body gets enough rest, relaxation and removal from the worries of the world. Rest could mean reading a good book, taking a bath, meditating, listening to soft music and stretching, there are many ways to rest. Ease your mind. let go of your cares, remove your self from your current situation. Sit still. Be quiet. Listen to yourself. Listen to nothing. Just be. For as long as you can. You’ll feel better after, I promise.

9. Turn Off The Media. Take a break, you already know there’s a Worldwide Pandemic. For people who don’t like to miss stuff, you’re not gonna miss it, the whole world knows. Now there’s nothing more that you can do than be responsible. You watching the news 24/7 is not going to change anything. It will however change your physiology which can decrease your immune function if you are feeling fearful. Instead of your body focusing on functioning and it’s specific tasks at hand, now it’s got to deal with increased stress hormones and decreasing the inflammation they are causing, taking away their focus from their everyday tasks of metabolism, digestion, circulation, etc. Just be proactive, do what you can. Watching the news is not going to help you not get sick but washing your hands often, definitely before you eat, even if you haven’t left the house is going to have a direct action on whether you get sick or not. Watching the news makes you feel less empowered and more at the mercy of whatever is going to happen that they are projecting. It’s like a sitting duck mentality. If you are proactive, you wash down surfaces, germs could be lurking on door handles, toilet seat handles, refrigerator or cupboard door handles. It’s just ALWAYS good practice to wash your hands before you eat, your mom or dad or gram or someone told you that when you were little, common sense.

10. Use CBD. You know I’m going to say that, right? Either Topically or Sublingual matters not. It’s true, responsible for maintaining cellular homeostasis which is balance on all levels from temperature, glucose, appetite. Who doesn’t need that kind of balance? We actually have CB1 and CB2 receptors all throughout our bodies to receive the benefits that CBD oil has to offer. Not to mention it has antiviral properties. Meaning it will make you more resistant to pathogens.

Remember health comes from within, we have no receptors for pharmaceuticals. Take your health into your hands.

If you are being proactive, taking your supplements, eating right, boosting your immune system optimizing it’s function then you can feel empowered, more like a ‘Bring it!’ attitude because you know your body is strong and ways to boost it to make it stronger if it’s not as strong as you’d like. You know that you are not a victim of your body. YOU ARE THE MASTER, if you feel weak, CHANGE IT! Only you can and only you will. Do it for yourself, do it for your family and now, you’re even doing it for the planet.

I HOPE THIS HELPS! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Doctrine of Signatures

FB_12-Foods-that-resemble-organs-696x696When trying to locate the perfect remedy for any system that the body is experiencing imbalance in, there is a system so lucid that it’s right under our nose. Divine intervention indicates a subtle yet effective methodology for implicating the best way to locate the chosen plant for a specific ailment or symptom you are trying to treat. Otherwise, if it were not for the sacred act of passing down knowledge through oral traditions, inscribing ancient texts or deciphering cave drawings, the known benefits for each plant might have been lost. But Mother Nature has designed a simple system to ensure the integrity and sustainability of natural plant medicine throughout the ages even if there were no ancient texts on hand, or a wise woman nearby, through the Doctrine Of Signatures.

Through this intricately intuitive, yet simply obvious system of patterns and correspondences, we can begin to speak Mother Earth’s language and understand her subtle nuances, the unsuspecting clues hidden in plain sight by the shape of the plant or the color of a vegetable.

The fact that a walnut resembles a brain and that it helps develop brain function is a common one that some have heard of before and is no coincidence by any means. This is Mother Nature directing Herbalists to the specific remedy for whatever ails you, even if you didn’t have anyone else nearby. By observing your environment, taking notice of what’s around you, opening yourself to the silent language spoken before your eyes that remains hidden as a result of a lack of knowledge.

Arnica, an excellent remedy for internal bleeding and bruising grows on the sides of mountains, if you fall, she has your back, literally.

Jewel Weed often grows near Poison Ivy and is an excellent remedy for it.Ginkgo Biloba improves memory and it’s good for your brain while the nut of the tree looks like a brain, also.

If you sliced a mushroom in half, noting the resemble to a human ear, it serves as one of the few foods that contain vitamin D, which has been found to improve hearing. Important for healthy bones, including the tiny ones in your ear that transmit sound to the brain.

Sweet potatoes resembling the pancreas, actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Celery, bok choy, rhubarb resembling the fibrous texture of bones, specifically targets bone strength. Bone being 23% sodium and celery being 23% sodium is no coincidence. Without enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from your bones, resulting in weak, brittle bones.

Avocados take exactly 9 months to grow from blossom to ripened fruit and help women shed unwanted birth weight, balance hormones, deter cervical cancer.

Kidney beans improve the health of and maintain optimum kidney function, looking exactly like human kidneys.

Olives are beneficial for women’s health and optimum functioning of the ovaries.

Ginger resembling the stomach, known for its benefits in eating digestion, useful for nausea during motion sickness.

Grapes are similar to alveoli, which are tiny bunches of tissues that allow oxygen to pass from the lungs to the bloodstream. Diets high in fresh grapes have been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and emphysema. Grape seeds contain proanthocyanidin which appear to reduce the severity of allergy triggered asthma.

Figs hang in twos when they grow, full of seeds that are known to increase the mobility of male sperm increasing numbers of sperm.

Beets are blood red resembling our blood and they are excellent blood builders and blood purifiers.

Eyebright is an herb that resembles an eyeball that is beneficial for the eyes and improves eyesight.

The herb horsetail is high in silica which is beneficial for the hair.

Carrots, being good for our eyes, when sliced, the core of a carrot resembles an eyeball.

Tomatoes having four distinct chambers just like a human heart, balancing cholesterol, blood pressure, inflammation and reducing the risk of heart attack.

Talk about Infinite Intelligence!

What Does Immune Boosting Really Mean?

2020 is not only a New Year, it’s a New Decade, a New Era, a New Opportunity, a New Perspective, a New Time. Time for a shift in not only perspective but focus, maybe before you were driven to give up smoking, or eat less junk food, maybe your New Year’s Resolution was to quit drinking, sleep more, sleep less, drink less caffeine, more juice…for whatever reason, which ever rationale you use to justify removing those habits that don’t serve you anymore. If they are health related, then you are probably ultimately trying to improve immune function whether you realize it or not. To have your immune system functioning properly is not only taken for granted by lots of healthy folks, but is by far a gift in and of itself that some folks would give anything to enjoy.

But for some, the idea of optimum immune function seems out of reach. However, if we look further into what ‘proper immune function’ even means, we might be better able to apply these principles into our everyday life so that it isn’t some drastic lifestyle change, or huge purge of everything close to us, but rather a steady stream of constant choices that steadily lead us on the path to a healthier more resilient immune system.

First of all, where is your immune system, even? Do you know? I bet one guess might be your white blood cells, which is a good one, but there’s so much more to it. Your tonsils are part of your immune system sitting as tiny reservoirs of white blood cells and attacking any invaders that enter thru the mouth before they can reach the internal organs. That’s why when Dr.’s recommend removing them, it’s not always necessarily the wisest option and other possibilities or underlying factors should be investigated before the removal.

Briefly, our thymus gland under your breastbone produces our T-cells which are the most active and most daring lymphocytes or fighter white blood cells, there are several types of white blood cells. Helper T-cells identify invaders and stimulate the production of other immunity cells located in the spleen and lymph nodes. Other important areas of lymph tissue throughout the body include the appendix and throughout the intestinal tract. 80% of our Immune System lies in our intestinal tract, which explains why having healthy bacteria (probitiocs) in the correct concentrations to ensure health and longevity is vital.

Dangerous virus’ such as HIV have some DNA, although not the complete molecule, so they invade a healthy cell, stealing it’s DNA and use it to propagate and increase in number. This host cell can be a blood cell or any cell in the body, eventually, this parasitic action results in the cell becoming ‘bleached out’ by having it’s nutrients expended causing it to rupture and spew the virus into healthy tissue which it continues to invade.

Symptoms of poor immune function are not only Auto Immune Diseases or Cancer, for instance dark circles under the eyes, cravings, sinus problems, joint and muscle dysfunction, headaches, coughing, rashes, emotional behavior problems, mood swings, respiratory problems, food sensitivities, even hay fever, are signs of an immune system whose function is being diminished by some imbalance that either originates chemically, physically, or electromagnetically.

Improving immune function includes many different facets and is not limited to any one choice, action or medication. So many different factors contribute to immune boosting and optimum immune function such as increasing white blood cells, increasing available energy in the body, removing blockages, removing causes of diminished immune function, improving circulation, detoxing the liver, eliminating factors contributing to increased stress levels, lowering stress levels, lowering cortisol and adrenaline levels, improving digestion, absorption and bioavailability  of nutrients, purifying the blood, improving mental clarity, practicing Mindfulness Techniques, Gratitude, Forgiveness, increasing Serotonin and Oxytocin or Love chemical hormones.

What do we mean chemical imbalance? This could either be food related, or literally chemically related such as toxins you are exposing your body to in the form of personal care products, cleaning agents, etc.

Physical imbalances could stem or originate by some trauma, accident, abuse, blockage, etc. and can usually be corrected by some form of Chiropractic care, not always cracking.

Electromagnetic imbalances would include cell phones, wifi, EMF’s (electro magnetic fields) such as emanating from appliances, microwaves, electronics, Smartmeters, cell towers, etc.

It might not sound like much, but just something as simple as not getting enough vitamins and nutrients can play an integral role in wellness. Nutritional deficiencies can cause all kinds of biochemical reactions in the body. A good organic Multi-vitamin, food derived, might be a wise, healthy choice to bring in the New Year to optimize immune function and what an easy place to start!

Emotions are integral to well being, our personality creates our personal reality. If we are continuously angry, unhappy, hurt, stressed, etc. we are continually sending stress messages to every tissue in our bodies, every living cell feels the tension, the pressure is real. Sometimes, eliminating these factors in our lives seems impossible if our work situation is less than perfect or our coworkers rub us the wrong way. But for our own entertainment, there is a reason they say ‘laughter is the best medicine.’ Our bodies secrete certain hormones that stimulate growth and that make us receptive when we are happy, laughing enjoying life. Sure, we may not be able to change the world around us, bad things might happen, but we can change the world within us, what we bring in, what we listen to, watch, what we focus on. If what we focus on is Drama, Death and Dying, Trauma, constant sadness, living in a state of dread because of what we choose to ‘entertain’ ourselves with than how can we really expect to ever feel better when we’re not experiencing much joy? If your life isn’t what you want, you work with people you don’t like, you eat food that makes you feel ill, you buy Over The Counter medications that make you feel worse, you surround yourself with shows full of depression and anxiety, and can’t figure out why you don’t feel good, hopefully reading this will help!

Let’s bring in the New Year by going the extra step to increase our longevity, giving a little more to increase our well being or choosing the healthier choice for the planet, because if we want to make the world a better place, we need to start with ourselves, we are all interconnected. If it’s better for one, it’s probably better for all.

Everyone Has Cancer?

Yes, everyone’s body naturally has cancer cells in it, a healthy immune system that is functioning at it’s optimal level will find any cancerous cells and destroy them. It is the beauty of the human body in it’s infinite intelligence.

When we make poor choices that hinder our immune system function is when it misses the cancer cells that keep reproducing, going by unnoticed. It is like a miscommunication. Your immune system can do alot, but it can really only do so much and a specific amount of functions at any one given time. If your toxic overload is too high, then it becomes overloaded, clogged, bogged down, performing at in inferior level, put it however your brain understands it, but it is challenged. And if you keep challenging it, it will start reacting. Your body tries to send you signals so that you will stop making these unhealthy decisions, such as heartburn, gas, indigestion, bloating, food sensitivities, chemical sensitivities, joint pain, headaches, difficulty breathing even…but do we listen? No, we reach for the tums, tylenol, advil, any other number of over the counter drugs that I’m not familiar with but you probably are if you frequent Rite Aid or Kinney. The majority of cancers are not caused by organic chemical imbalances in the body, they are caused by external factors, environmental and our personal choices. Because someone in your family had cancer definitely does not necessarily mean that you have to. The same genes that turn on cancer are the same genes that turn it off with micronutrients.

If we remove our toxic overload, remove the causes, diminish our inflammation and discomfort or dis-ease, then our body can start putting it’s energy into healing instead of fighting…inflammation, disease and toxins it comes in contact with.

And if you are wondering what ‘poor choices’ I could be speaking of, because people never want to think that ‘they’ could be the one causing this dis-ease in their body.

Food- If you’re food choices are not fresh, healthy, organic, life sustaining foods then herein lies the problem. GMO’s cause inflammation, it is becoming more and more common knowledge that inflammation is the root of all disease. If we can remove the inflammation…by removing the components that cause it, then it opens our immune system up to really start fighting whatever diseases have progressed while it’s function was impaired. If you are sick, stop eating out! Your food needs to be prepared lovingly by someone you know who cares about you and puts healing intention into it. Not to mention you know what goes into it, which is imperative to the healing process. If you have cancer, remember, everything you put in your mouth is either feeding your immune system or the cancer. One can of soda has enough sugar in it to breakdown 1/2 of your immune system for four hours!! That’s just one can of soda, not to mention any other sugar you are consuming throughout the day. If you have cancer, as a cancer patient, you cannot afford to have ANY percent of your immune system not working for any portion of the day. Eating a 1/4 cup of peaches twice a week lowers a woman’s chances of breast cancer by 40% I think it was. And for anyone interested, I have a whole workshop centered around avoiding breast cancer that the same Dr. (that I’m not quoting very well right there,) derived with 7 Essential Steps to Eliminating and Avoiding Breast Cancer. I will be more than willing to give you my login, if any of you are interested….

Nutritional Deficiencies- How often when you go to your Dr. do they ask you what you’ve been eating? If you’ve been getting enough nutrients? Nutritional deficiencies can cause all kinds of biochemical reactions in the body. By simply taking an organic, food based multi-vitamin we can ensure that our nutritional needs our met and give our bodies what they need to not only just perform their daily functions, but fight any invaders or disease that is lurking. Your body is your friend, it sends you signals, listen to them!

Personal Care Products- Look at the ingredients in whatever you are applying directly to your skin, your skin is your largest organ absorbing 60% of whatever we put on it. If you are applying chemicals to your skin everyday, then what result do we think will come about? And if we think we’re untouchable, when you get to be middle aged and you’ve been applying that makeup or using that face creme or hair dye or hair spray, etc. for 20+ years, the effects can be devastating. Methyl Paraben was found in over 20 breast tumors when they dissected breast tumors removed from woman suffering from breast cancer. You don’t have to remove your breasts, woman have other choices that they are not informed of by their doctors. Having a mastectomy and continuing to use cancer causing products is not going to stop you from getting cancer, it will just stop you from getting cancer in your breasts, that’s all. The chemo that is used for fighting breast cancer is known to cause cancer. It’s true, ask your Oncologist! When we found out that the chemo they gave my husband for his Lymphoma caused cancer and asked if it was true, his Oncologist confirmed it. But they didn’t inform of us of that before they gave it to him, which he felt was almost underhanded and he felt a little tricked. Dr.s take a Hippocratic Oath to do no harm.  There has to be a better way to treat cancer than with cancer causing agents.

Electromagnetic Smog- Many imbalances in the body can actually stem from interference from outside influences and invisible waves that are being omitted by appliances, wifi routers, cell towers, etc. Don’t even get me started on microwaves! We are all electrical beings, every living cell in our body is vibrating at it’s own frequency. If we carry our cell phone in our pocket, put it up to our ear…the World Health Organization has confirmed that cell phones cause cancer, it is no mystery. My grandson was actually taught in 4th grade not to sleep with a cell phone within 4 ft of your head! This is vitally important info, how many teenagers and adults that you know sleep with their cell phone if not on their bed, then definitely within 4ft of their head?

Structural- Go see a good, friend recommended chiropractor. I have heard of amazing stories resulting after chiropractic care. Blockages can result when our bodies systems are not functioning as they should. Removing these blockages can result in blood flow and energy releasing and dispersing stimulating the bodies Vital Force to heal itself.

Emotions- It is a fact that our emotions, our mind, what we think can literally make us sick, every time. Even if we eat right, exercise, take vitamins, if we are mad, guilty, resentful, hurt, these emotions can play a key role in you getting sick and where the sickness will show itself. Forgive and be grateful, noone is worth your health, go talk to someone if you have to in order to feel better about a traumatic memory. Every experience we have attaches an emotion to it and when we think of that experience, our bodies feel what it was like to be there at the moment. On a cellular level, you are right back there, so think things that make you feel happy, ONLY! Our perceptions change our cells, so keep it light and keep it positive so that your body can focus on regenerating not reducing cortisol levels. Stress hormones shut off your immune system, which is why when they perform organ transplants they give the transplant patient stress hormones to stop their immune system from functioning and rejecting the new organ. Try to keep them at a minimum.

Discover The Essence of Plant Medicine- Turn to Nature, if you believe in God then you believe he made all of the plants, if you believe in the Universe than you know that these plants are here to heal us, whatever your background, race, religion, if you trace back to your roots, your ancestors had certain plant allies that they turned to in times of distress that cured whatever symptom. There is always a plant for whatever ails you, it’s just a matter of finding the right one. Many of the conventional treatments either by causing cancer or by breaking down your immune system are so dangerous that they are literally worse than the disease. Chemo and Radiation merely destroy the daughter cancer cells which create the tumors. But it is the Mother Stem Cells that are creating those daughter cells. That’s why after those two treatments, they will say they got it all because the tumor went away, but that is why they say that you’re not cured until your 5 years out because they know, it’s likely to come back. Chemo and Radiation actually strengthen the Mother Stem Cells and that’s why the cancers usually come back more aggressively than they were in the very beginning. The only way to kill the Mother Stem Cells is your immune system. If your immune system kills, odds are it will not come back. There are so many different ways to stimulate your immune system, no matter where you live. Be diligent, educate yourself, never give up hope! When they asked my husband if he had a Living Will, he said, ‘No, I have a Will to Live!’

None of the information contained herin is meant to substitute for medical advice, if you think you have cancer, go to the Dr. whether they’re versed in Western or Eastern medicine and at least find out what it is so that you know what you are dealing with. Whichever you feel more comfortable with, but go see a professional to help you on your journey. Watch The Truth About Cancer, it’s free on YouTube, before you make any decisions, tho, if you have cancer, it could save your life!

Cancer is not a death sentence, your body will heal itself given what it needs, every time! Your body created it, so your body can heal it. Get in touch if you need to, I am here if you need me  ❤

 

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