There’s nothing more we can do….

In our traditional societies, today, of conventional medicine, people hear their doctor or veterinarian say this, but what does it really mean? Does it mean there are no more treatments conducive to your healing? Does it mean that there is nothing left in their plethora of pharmaceutical destruction to address your condition? Does it mean they’ve given up on you? Does it mean they are out of solutions? Is there really ‘nothing more we can do?’

Of course, there is always more we can do! Even if it’s just quality of life…the Earth is so vast and the number of plant species and chemical constituents that make them are endless. Which is the beauty of Mother Nature’s Pantry. If one plant doesn’t work, there are hundreds more to try and the possible combinations are too numerable to count. The synergistic effect of plants when combined is way more than most typical, doctors could even begin to comprehend.

Not only are the plant options innumerable, really, nowadays with postal services, one can access any plant from anywhere in the world. But the possible choice of mediums are countless~one can try Homeopathy, fresh herbs, dried herbs, tinctures, extracts, resins, essential oils, etc.

The method of application can vary greatly, different methods of ingestion varying from sublingual to teas to oils, etc. Topical application for direct absorption into specific areas, or Aromatherapy with numerous ways to diffuse essential oils ranging from atomizing, to vaping, to just adding a few drops to a spray bottle & enjoying direct inhalation that way.

Neither way is right or wrong, whichever resonates the most with you, whichever one brings the most relief, whichever is the most beneficial, is the one for you, regardless of what results others have experienced from similar methods. Often times, friends or ones we encounter in our everyday travels try to advise us when we open up to them. While their advice is well intended, it is often misdirected. Unless someone has really studied plant medicine, than their personal experiences really have no bearing on your options, because one thing did not work for them,, is absolutely no indication whether it will work for you, we are all different. With our own family history, background, environmental factors, diets, genetics, tendencies and preferences, what hasn’t worked for one, definitely has the possibility  of working for another. Even for people who are in the same family…we all know how different people in the same family can be and you wonder how that can be when they all grew up in the same house?

When my husband had Non Hodgkins Lymphoma last year and we received the little booklet that goes along with chemo about your blood and what symptoms would indicate what feelings, for instance, low red blood count would mean you would feel sluggish and tired. I realized how when we feel certain symptoms it is because our body is lacking in something. Which usually always go back to something that Nature can provide. Do you need to boost your white blood cell count? Lower your blood pressure, increase your energy, increase your appetite? Fight infection? Improve circulation? Support a healthy metabolism? Detoxify? Absorb vital nutrients?

With just about any issue the body is experiencing, what is needed is to stabilize the body, so it is in a state of homeostasis in which the systems are maintaining stability, the next object is to detoxify, the body can only withstand so much before it starts experiencing difficulties in managing its normal daily functions. Limit exposure. With too many toxins being introduced, the body becomes stressed and under pressure, once you can stabilize it, with the proper nutrients and support needed, it is time to start slowly detoxifying to remove as many of those toxic components as possible. Drinking distilled water attracts impurities from within your body like a magnet and has cleansing properties to it. Often times, detoxifying and removing as many toxins as possible in the immediate environment can alleviate many symptoms. Rebuilding is a vital component in restoring energy and to support the growth of new cells. Getting enough rest in the dark, connecting with our Higher Power or God once a day and filling our bodies full of healing love and energy, plenty of exercise, taking vitamins, enzymes, mushrooms, juicing fresh organic veggies, drinking fresh organic smoothies and toning teas, restoring healthy flora in the gut, maintaining a healing atmosphere, are all ‘THINGS’ that we can do, that will not only give them more time, whether it’s a pet’s or person’s, but will increase their quality of life.

We are all going to die someday, we cannot ask to live forever, but we can expect our time here to be enjoyable. And if we are too sick to see the err of our ways, whether it’s where we live, what we eat, what we put into or on our body, what we surround ourselves with, what we don’t surround ourselves with, and if our doctors are too narrow to come up with anything that is helpful, then let this be the guiding light and the end of a dark tunnel, because there is always something we can do to better our time here and our quality of life!

What is wrong with your medication? Over 125,000 Americans die each year from properly prescribed medications

“About 2,460 people per week are estimated to die from drugs that were properly prescribed, and that’s based on detailed chart reviews of hospitalized patients,” says Light, who is a professor of comparative health policy at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stafford, New Jersey. That does not include overdoses or using prescribed drugs unintended, that is PROPERLY PRESCRIBED, meaning you used it the way your Dr. told you to.

Humans have been referring to plants for assistance with dis-ease within the body for thousands of years, since there were humans and plants. Many medications today are derived from some molecule in the plant kingdom that they tried to duplicate in the lab because they recognize the potential benefits of those plant compounds.

Why not just use the plant? you ask…you cannot patent a plant and charge alot of money for the medicine derived from it because you didn’t create the plant. If you can duplicate that molecule in the lab, you can patent it, say it works for such and such diseases and make bank on any individual suffering from such and such disease.

Dangers of Prescriptions

Many people say, ‘ we are living longer today than we ever did & that is thanks to the breakthroughs in modern medicine with all of their procedures and new medications!’ Which sounds good unless you do the research and find that most of the medications side effects can cause so much damage and wreak so much havoc on your body that you can actually die! The FDA does not have your back, so don’t think for a second, ‘well those drugs are regulated.’             Check out these links for more info about it:

FDA by Drug Watch

FDA’s Drug Safety System Fails to Protect Public

Arthritis Drug Kills People

All of their medications have adverse effects on the body by stopping the bodies natural reactions to try and restore balance in the system. Many of them cause nausea because your body is trying to rid itself of the toxic substance you just put in it. Many of them block your body from producing melatonin which is necessary for your optimum sleep processes. Some of them block cholesterol, which is your bodies natural anti-inflammatory agent, your body produces it to patch damage in your arteries, if you have too much, curbing your diet is one way to reduce your cholesterol, not by trying to keep it lower with medication and continuing to eat foods that are causing inflammation and damage triggering your cholesterol, fever reducers-your body is doing its job trying to burn out an invader, after our bodies break a sweat with a fever, that sweat has natural antibacterial, antibiotic properties to it that can kill staph! Let your body do it’s job.

On a molecular level, our bodies can only process that which comes from the natural world. Our bodies were not made to process all of the chemicals, vaccines and medications we inject into it. It has nowhere to go, it sits somewhere, causes inflammation and some disease.

Whatever medication you are on, there is a plant that can do it better! Get off of your medications! Take back your health, don’t just stop taking your prescription by any means, many of them cause more adverse effects if you discontinue use without tapering it off. If your issue is high blood pressure, there are plants for that, thyroid dysfunction, there are plants for that, cancer, there are plants for that-no matter what kind it is, heart disease, there are plants for that, diabetes, there are plants for that, neurological disorders, there are plants for that, pain, etc. Take your body back from Big Pharma, tell them where to go, don’t do it yourself, and don’t do it all at once. But find a doctor you trust, ask them about natural alternatives to their medications, if they don’t know, research it yourself, find a Dr. you trust that has dealt with your condition before and feels confident about helping you switch over to a more natural, healthy, immune building way that will keep you out of the hospital, off of oxygen and enable you to have a better quality of life. If you have done your research correctly, they should mention some of the plants or supplements that you found in your search.

Even though it seems ok, now, at some point your body can take no more, find a better alternative, now, before you get to that point. Just remember, do it safely, under a Dr.s advice, if you end up killing yourself, you might as well of stayed on their medications! So do it responsibly, do it for yourself and do it now, enjoy the health and vitality that you deserve and that you were put here to enjoy!

Why Juice Is All That…

On Oct 5th, my 81 yr  old mother had a heart attack that included a blood clot that went partly to her brain, disabling her right arm. She could still move it, awkwardly, not like it was part of her, some communication seemed to be lacking between the brain and the hand, whether is was neurological, muscular or skeletal in origin, I’m not really sure. But she just couldn’t turn her wrist, like to feed herself. She had to lean way over to her hand and couldn’t hold the utensil at all, half the time she held it upside down & the food would fall off. I would always wonder why it was easier to hold it upside down, instead of the right way, but was just glad that she was trying to use it.

I went right to the closest health food store & started diffusing frankincense oil & lemon eucalyptus. The first 3 days after the heart attack, she didn’t use it at all. I kept asking her about it, because nurses would ask her if she’s lefty.  ‘Can you grip the walker with both hands, Mom?’ I’d ask her, ‘Yup,’ she’d say, but wouldn’t do it, no matter how much I encouraged her to squeeze with that hand, she wouldn’t although agreeing with me the whole time that she would. I was like, ‘do you try and you can’t or how does it feel?’ she said, ‘It feels weak & like I can’t get it to move the way I want, I can’t bend or twist my wrist.’ But she could squeeze it if she tried real hard.

She also had kidney failure with the heart attack, so her kidneys are weak & they are watching them closely. On the 10th, she started having a really bad pain her foot, right in the middle of it. I looked in my Clinical Kinesiology book & found that it was right on her kidney meridian, imagine that?! So, I did Accupressure on it & every other point of her body that I could reach. The next day, I went & got a juicer & made her some fresh, organic, veggie juice, which she drank half of a cup of. I went and ran errands, when I came back, she flexed her wrist all around to show me how great it was & told me how she fed herself, did not spill anything, which hadn’t happened since she woke up & started trying to feed herself!

The power of vital nutrients that the body needs are components necessary for cellular regeneration after any disease. The body can assimilate the nutrients found in nature. In the hospital setting, all they are doing is pumping you or a loved one full of medication! Some might be necessary, all have side effects and are foreign to the body. Our bodies get an instant shot of nutrition burst into the bloodstream when we drink fresh juice. Like nothing else, vitamins in a capsule are good, but if you can get it straight from the plant, there’s nothing better. You can get everything and more than what your body needs for a day in one cup of delicious juice. Sooo many diseases today stem from poor nutrition & toxic food, either genetically modified, microwaved, processed….it’s the SAD diet~

Standard American Diet.

In trying to help my mom, I realized, they weren’t going to let me give her all of the necessary vitamins that I bought at the health food store, you know, they get all freaked out about any pills that might not have any adverse side effects. I told the Dr. I was concerned about her nutritional requirements, so he ordered a multivitamin. I researched the vitamin he prescribed for her & found it caused, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, nausea, swelling of the face, lips, hands, feet, etc. This is the vitamin they are giving her!! So that’s when I realized, I will go buy a juicer & blender & make her fresh juice & smoothies everyday, what can they say about that? And you would not believe how much she has improved! They talked to her about not being able to live alone again on to just going into rehab, to maybe not even needing rehab! They told her they were concerned about her kidneys, the Dr. said today, your kidneys have started to improve over the last couple of days….she’s been drinking juice over the last couple of days!

Make no mistake, you can do this too, it’s not magic, it’s nature, as intended, unadulterated, if you have a sick loved one, don’t leave them to the Dr.s, unless it’s cancer, (depending on the treatment, some cannot drink juice at certain times) bring them organic juice! And bring them organic smoothies, you will see how quickly they improve! A dose is an 8 oz cup, my mom has even been drinking Sprite & coffee, so it’s not like she changed everything, she is still on a ton of medication, not eating all that she should, but you know what, she is still getting better…

and that is why JUICE IS ALL THAT   🙂

 

 

Why is inflammation so bad?

Anyone who has inflammation can tell you why it’s so bad, generally, it hurts, it’s uncomfortable and prolonged inflammation can actually even trigger cancer. Inflammation can be caused by a number of factors and can occur in many places all over the body. Luckily, we have plant medicine, all over the world, no matter where we are, the plants growing around us have anti-inflammatory properties. That is the beauty of herbs and essential oils! This could explain why so many plants have similar properties because they are needed all over the world. So, if you are not fortunate enough to have a Boswellia tree growing near you to extract Frankincense from, it’s ok because you probably have oregano or sage or turmeric, etc.

A few common health problems that are linked back to inflammation range from cancer and heart disease to diabetes and obesity. Our diet is a huge factor, since GMO’s have been introduced into the diet, America has just gotten sicker and sicker, we have the best medicine available everyone says, yet we are the sickest country….

GMO’s cause inflammation, our body doesn’t recognize them as food, so there is no way to process it. Our bodies function meticulously, perfectly in infinite harmony with each body system, unless we eat genetically modified organisms, none of the systems in your body know what to do with it. Molecularly, it doesn’t match anything in Nature that our bodies know how to digest. So, each system is like,’ I’m not taking it, you take it,’ and so on, kinda like hot potato, ’til it ends up just sitting somewhere causing inflammation. This is a vicious cycle that goes on every time you eat, if you are not eating organic food. EVERY time, you know how stressful that gets for your body?

Stress can cause inflammation….Ofcourse, inflammation is caused by other factors, but for the sake of this blog, we are sticking to one subject. Inflammation damages your cells and arterial walls and can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, joint pain, arthritis, digestive disorders, etc.  Every day the choices we are making are either causing inflammation or reducing inflammation….think about that….especially if you are trying to cure, prevent or rid your body of disease. So think about that, the next time you go to eat something, is this going to cause inflammation or is it going to reduce it?

By simply adding spices to our food and eating an organic diet, we can minimize inflammation. Many of our household spices contain anti-inflammatory properties, such as ginger, turmeric, rosemary, cloves, cinnamon, oregano, thyme, etc. Seaweed also has awesome anti-inflammatory properties, an ancient Chinese text says, ‘There is no swelling that Seaweed cannot relieve.’ There are different kinds of seaweed available for cooking in shaker containers, such as Dulse or Kelp Granules. Just shake it on everything you eat. Many fruits and vegetables actually have anti-inflammatory properties to them as well. Make sure you eat lots of fruits and veggies and remember before you take a bite~is this going to cause inflammation or reduce it….Print

Why Natural Health?

Plant based medicine has been around forever, people have turned to the plants around them for support, nourishment and overall health because that’s what was available. There wasn’t options for a plethora of pharmaceutical drugs at their disposal with an immense amount of side effects to them, some even including death. And I even bet that if you communicated with a prehistoric person that there was an option available that could kill them or do unnecessary damage to their internal organs, they would opt out.

But there just isn’t the awareness necessary for the Plant Based Medicine Approach to undergo the drastic change that is called for at this time, YET…  This is precisely why their are so many ‘Health Rangers’ out there trying to shake everybody up & show them the truth about the medicines that they are taking, the foods that they are eating, the vaccines they are injecting in their bodies, the personal care products that are being applied to the skin everyday and what kinds of chemicals they are using in their homes.

One of my favorites is Mike Adams, he actually calls himself, ‘The Health Ranger.’  I am including a link to his website because he is sooo smart & easy to learn from, and funny, too!

If we have a strong immune system which can be built up with herbs, essential oils, homeopathics, all stemming from Plant Based Medicine, we will be able to fight most pathogens we are exposed to. By limiting our exposure to toxic chemicals & compounds in our everyday life, as often as possible, we can ensure healthy immune function. By supporting our bodies with holistic health practices that incorporate healing the body, mind & spirit, we can minimize the occurrence or reoccurence of disease.

Having no known side effects, plants support healthy functions of many body systems without the risk of damaging other organs or systems. Many plants have adaptogen properties to them meaning that they find the necessary repairs to make within your body. They just know what you need and target the area where relief is required.

Talk about Infinite Intelligence!

What’s all the hype about CBD’s?

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Organic CBD Oil Pain Relief Sprays & Anti-Aging Serum

Ever hear of your endocrine system? Well, we have an endocannabanoid system in our body, which means that our cells actually have receptors on them to receive from the cannabis plant! Cannabadiol is the active ingredient in CBD oils, our bodies produce cannabanoids, but not as much as we’d like, that is why when we use CBD oil, we feel so good, because it resonates with our body on a cellular level. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout our bodies that regulate many body functions which is why we can benefit from CBD’s for just about everything from Insomnia, Pain, Anxiety, Depression, Skin disorders, etc. What does it mean that our cells have receptors on them? It’s similar to a lock and key system. Mother Nature in her infinite intelligence created the cannabis plant to fit us perfectly, who knew? The many health benefits known to date are too many to mention in this blog. I have created a pinterest board, with many resources I encourage you to research if you feel so inclined. We’re just skimmin’ the surface, here, trying to keep it short….

While CBD’s do come from the Cannabis plant, they are not psychoactive, there is no THC in Cannabadiol, which is the psychoactive component in Marijuana. Although, there is a synergistic effect when THC & CBD’s are combined known as the Entourage Effect, which is much more beneficial, CBD oil sold in the US does not contain any THC. So, if you are worried about ingesting it or using it topically, worry no more, you will not get stoned from CBD oil.

CBD’s can help restore elasticity in our skin to prevent sagging skin, can even out skin tone, minimize large pores, restore a healthful glow, regulate sebum production in skin to prevent dry, flaky skin or oily skin. Full of anti-oxidants to help our bodies repair the damage from harmful free radicals in in our environment. Restore skin cells, rejuvenates your skin, the list goes on, who doesn’t need all that? Talk about an anti-aging miracle?

Now, how can you use CBD oil?

You can ingest it, as an adaptogen, it finds the issues in your body and corrects them, how perfect is that? Being anti-inflammatory,  you can bypass the digestive tract & target specific body parts, topical application works well for that, when applied on the thin skin by your wrists, temples, etc. Transdermal application ensures speedy absorption for quick relief from pain.Target the source of your discomfort. You can apply CBD pain relief sprays, ointments, salves, etc. directly on the affected area for desired relief.

Where to purchase CBD oil?

Because growing hemp in the US is new, there are not many or enough regulations on the farming practices involved in hemp & CBD oil production. I would recommend acquiring it from Europe, Denmark preferably, that’s where I get mine from. They have been growing organic hemp for many years, good hemp and are known for their strict standards being one of the cleanest countries.  Unless you know your grower and you see their farm & know their practices. Like any other medicine, you want to make sure it’s pure & organic so you get the most out of it.

So, there you have it, a little CBD summary, hope you enjoyed it & understand a little more why they are the rage, right now. You could probably use some too, couldn’t you? CBD Products~

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I Call Bullshit!

So, we’re in the process of looking for a new Dr. because ours left family practice. We ended up with this ‘Dr.’ who actually tapped her fingers while my husband was talking. Yup! And while he was releasing alot of emotion about how the thought of death always lingers at the back of your mind once they tell you that you are going to die and that their cure for you only has a 35% chance & that you only have a 35% chance of living 5 years out, she actually responded with ‘Noone’s getting out of here alive.’ Okay, if that’s all your doctor can come up with, how compassionate can you expect them to be? While my husband unloaded a flood of emotion, she kept opening her mouth trying to interrupt him and seriously, rolled her eyes at her defeated effort to interrupt him. She kept darting her eyes and lifting her eyebrows, I mean it was sooo offensive, disrespectful, downright rude!! She actually said, ‘We have no idea why good people get disease’, she told Ig, he has no control over his disease, that it has nothing to do with the choices he’s made in his life, and that coffee has gotten the slip of acceptance, now, that they are finding out that coffee drinkers live longer, when Ig told her how he stopped drinking coffee because he learned how much it dehydrates you, ‘ha ha’, she laughed, ‘that has nothing to do with it!’ How could someone in the medical profession be so naive? We don’t know why good people get disease?! We know all kinds of reasons why people get cancer and a whole myriad of disease, alot of them relating back to GMO’s and the inflammation they cause in your system. Not to mention if you are rubbing toxic chemicals on your skin, which is your largest organ, absorbing 60% of whatever you apply to it. How about EMF’s & Cell phones linked to brain cancer? Is she kidding? How is she supposed to give you any helpful advice if she doesn’t even have a clue where disease begins? This is what people are left with, if this is what your doctor is like, find another one! Find one that can tell you how to sustain & nourish your body, one who looks at what might have caused your disease or discomfort, one who knows about Epigenetics, and if you can’t find one in the conventional medical system, find one that will work with your conventional doctor. They are out there. If you choose conventional therapies, herbs can ameliorate many of the symptoms they cause. They are working for you, empower yourself, step up, don’t be afraid of their white coat, speak for yourself. This is the beginning of your healing journey & it begins with being your own best advocate!