Good Vibes~

What is Biofeedback? I have sold jewelry for over 25 years beaded with natural semi-precious gemstones and I have included a list on my table with all of the gemstones properties. People ask me if I really believe in that stuff and look deep into my eyes to see if I’m telling the truth. ‘Ofcourse, I do!’ I’d tell them, honestly, because I do believe it. If you believe it, I believe it, if you believe it can help you, there’s no question, it will help you. But did I understand HOW it worked? NO…you don’t always have to know how something works to believe in it, am I right?

But after about 15 years of selling jewelry, unrelated, I went to a ‘Biofeedback’ Class. In the class, I learned that every living cell in our body is vibrating at it’s own frequency, so when, in the 60’s they talked about ‘Good Vibrations,’ they weren’t makin’ stuff up, how everyone assumes. Makes sense, right, that’s why some feel better than others, they are vibrating higher, some are vibrating lower. Some people look ‘under the weather’ but do we just sense their vibration is lower, when they say they are fine? Could this be why some people ‘just rub us the wrong the wrong way?’

So what can we do about it? The good news is there are so many ways to affect our vibration positively!  🙂

The bad news is there are so many ways to affect our vibration negatively  😦

What brings us up? Can you guess? Love, gratitude, joy, feelings of happiness, fulfillment, friends, family, humor….  appreciating what we have, simple pleasures, being easily amused, taking the time to smell the flowers, to look people in the eye, to feel lucky sometimes…. When we are vibrating at a certain frequency, disease cannot live there….might sound crazy, but it’s true.

Listening to music that makes you happy raises your vibration, eating good, organic food raises your vibration, that’s why it’s important to eat meals prepared by someone you love who put nourishing intent into their cooking, not someone hating their job the whole time, (maybe once in a while, is ok) but very, minimally, especially, if you’re fighting a life threatening disease, for sure. Noone will dispute that there is definitely something to be said about a ‘homecooked meal’

Wearing gemstones made from the Earth, tampered with as little as possible such as undyed, unheated, crystals not soaked in acid and boiled…natural stones, that hold the sacred properties in them, properties that our ancestors knew of and tapped into. Ever see a King, Queen, Empress, etc. not decked with jewels? Some are enlightening, some affect Chakras, some relax us, some energizing, it’s all there for us, we just need to find the one that resonates with us that when we pick it up, we know, that’s the one~affecting our vibration either by elevating or lowering it…..

Essential Oils and Plant Medicine raise our vibration, that’s why when we use plants as medicine, we feel better, not worse, it raises our vibration and helps our bodies get to the point it needs to be to effectively address pathogens it comes in contact with.

What ‘brings us down?’ I’m sure you can guess that one, too….cell phones, WIFI, microwaves, electrical devices, alcohol, drugs, prescription medication, synthetic ingredients, GMO’s, pesticides, chemical fertilizers, those might be obvious, but how about people? Definitely! Ever been going about your day, feeling fine, run into someone having a bad day, they unload on you and now all of a sudden you don’t feel as happy as you did? Some of us are more sensitive than others as well.  Or someone that when you think of them, you get a pit in your stomach, that just lowered your vibration, avoid those people, it’s not worth it.  You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to, sometimes it’s just easier to walk away. Sometimes, safer, too.

EMOTIONS play a huge role in our frequency. Anger, shame, humiliation, hate, resentment, spite, these are all feelings that just bring us down and make us feel bad. It’s not worth it, just isn’t. Ofcourse we cannot help what we think of, thoughts come in and out all day long, but we can help what we focus on, what we choose to KEEP thinking about. This is our CHOICE. When unpleasant thoughts come in,  don’t beat yourself up, just acknowledge them and acknowledge letting them go. Bring in some positive thoughts that make your stomach feel happy when you think of them, you know the ones I mean, when you feel that little like butterfly feeling, think of those as often as you can and release the others,  you will be happier for it!

Here is a little story to relate how easy this can be~   Yesterday, I went into the grocery store, when I was checking out, the young girl cashier there, was VERY upset and kept telling her customers that she just wanted to go home and looked very UNHAPPY. When I got to her, she told me she just wanted to go home, too and that she had hours to go.  She said she had not had one polite customer all day, that she paid $.30 for a lady who was short and that the lady yelled at her! I told her I was sorry, she was still exasperated and I told her I would be her first nice customer all day. I had alot of items in my cart and all of my products in my car. I ran out to the car and got her a Rose Lavender Facial Mist, brought it in and said, ‘I have a gift for you, if you like the way it smells, you can have it.’ She literally grabbed it from my hand sprayed her wrist and got the BIGGEST smile on her face, her beautiful blue eyes lit up and I could see just what she looked like when she was little (she was about 17 years old), and she said, ‘I like it!’ ‘Good!’ I said, ‘You can have it!’

When I left, I saw her leaning over the counter showing one of the other cashiers her new spray excitedly, telling her to smell it, happily. She looked WAY different than when I came in! Such a small gesture, but meant so much! That raised BOTH of our vibrations because it made me feel great making her happy! When I go through a toll booth, I’ll pay for a few cars behind me, I get such a rush. I can literally feel my vibration rising.

Let your feelings and your gut guide you, if it feels good, you are probably raising your vibration, if it doesn’t feel good, it probably isn’t…..500 is the vibration of LOVE, let’s try to get that high and stay there!  🙂



‘CBD, Is It Really A Placebo?’

I actually had someone ask me that question when I was at the Statehouse, in January, educating Legislature about the many benefits of the Cannabis/Hemp Plant. She was serious, as I told her the numerous testimonials I received, that was her question, ‘Is it really a placebo?’ I looked deep in her eyes to see if she was serious, she was. So, I smiled and told her, you see, ‘I know about our Endocannabinoid System, I am learning about the application of Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine, I know it is definitely not a placebo.’

That was 2 months ago, I have received so many more testimonials since then that even if there was a doubt in my mind, it would have dissipated by now. Let me explain a little bit about our CB1 Receptor…and pain…

When you experience an injury, your brain sends out neurotransmitters to that area, with activators and sensitizors, when you activate your CB1 receptor with CBD oil, it blocks those impulses, it stops your brain from sending those sensitizors to the area…lessening your perception of pain…it also works on repairing nerve damage, we have cannabinoids in our bones even, promoting bone formation and increasing bone mass.

If you went to a conventional doctor, they would give you two different medications for this, the beauty of CBD is you only need one, non toxic, no side effects, no lethal overdose. Doesn’t cause reactions that you have to take another medication for. Makes you feel better in so many more ways than one!

What’s wrong with what your doctor gives you? Odds are whatever your doctor gives you for pain, is not good for your liver, is addictive, shouldn’t be taken for a prolonged period of time, is temporary. Many of my patients have been able to get off of their pharmaceutical medications after using my CBD formulations, whether it’s topical or sublingual, is not an indicating factor. Both work well, I have had patients stop taking Ibuprofen, Tramadol , Gabapentin, Cortisone shots, etc.

Lingering neuropathy, shoulder pain, slipped discs, sports injuries, car accident injuries, chronic back pain, cancer, Lipoma, Rheumatoid Arthritis, migraines, leg cramps, bruising, swelling, anxiety, elbow pain, knee pain, extreme foot pain, seizures, energy levels, wrist pain, arthritic knuckles and hands, neck pain, hip pain, incessant paw licking by dogs, canine aggression and anxiety, canine seizures,  canine arthritis, these are all conditions that I have helped my patients relieve.

There is nothing more rewarding for me than knowing that I helped someone part from the path of chronic pain and crossover onto the journey back to well being. We were not meant to be in pain, we are not meant to suffer. We are meant to enjoy health and vitality, if these are just beyond your reach, or you’ve lost sight all together, reach out, get in touch, let me be the light at the end of the tunnel and get the relief you’ve been waiting for! YOU DESERVE IT ❤


Ever heard of your Endocannabinoid System? If you think Cannabis can be used solely for recreational purposes, then you probably haven’t. Our bodies have CB1 and CB2 receptors all throughout, that regulate just about every physiological function that we have. This system is responsible for maintaining cellular homeostasis, which means  balance within the body, such as body temperature, hormone levels, glucose levels, etc. All of us have it, even our pets!

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of 80 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. THC is another cannabinoid, which has a psychoactive component to it, CBD doesn’t however and actually helps balance out the effects of THC. Research done on these two cannabinoids has shown promise for treating over 250 medical conditions known to man. Imagine once they actually research the other 78 cannabinoids, what they might find?!

These receptors are a lock and key system. This plant is the only substance known on the planet that we have these receptors for. It is as if we are hardwired to receive the many benefits of this plant. It is similar to software to our bodies that triggers healing on an internal level. Cannabis is non-toxic, there is no lethal overdose and there are no adverse side effects. Babies 6 weeks old are given it.

Our bodies produce cannabinoids, but not at the rate we prefer, they are also used up due to stressors in our environment. This is why when we use CBD Oil, is feels so good, because it resonates with our bodies on a cellular level. When activated these receptors can help alleviate a myriad of conditions such as Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, MS, Tremors, Seizure Disorders, IBS, Alzheimers, Parkinson’s Disease, Huntington’s, Cancer, Lyme, Lupus, Migraines, Menstrual Cramps, Rare Diseases, Skin Conditions, etc. Many of the above mentioned conditions, we now know are symptoms of Endocannabinoid Deficiencies.

Whether we like it or not, whether we acknowledge it or not, whether we approve of it or not, whether we are even aware of it, or not, our bodies receive healing from this plant.

But don’t just believe me, if you go to PUBMED and look up how many peer reviewed, scientifically studied articles there on this complex system and the many diseases/conditions that it treats, you will find there has been one written every other day, for the last 20 years!

So if anyone tries to tell you that, ‘There just hasn’t been enough research done on the subject…’ you know where you can tell them to go….


If you are interested in learning more about your Endocannabinoid System, how it works and the many benefits of the plant, Michele teaches a Tripe CBD Workshop Series. If you’d like her to teach a Workshop Series at one of your events, please do not hesitate to reach out, she is passionate about plant medicine and loves sharing her knowledge with others to guide them on the journey back to health and wellness. She has received numerous testimonials as to the efficacy of her CBD products for Topical or Internal Use. You can read and watch the live video testimonials on our Facebook page or on our website~


Pain~Your Bodies Secret Language

Since I started formulating pain relief products, I have been fascinated with what botanical substances are able to alleviate pain. First, I started with essential oils researching specific blends for specific ailments that clients had, that I did not have any relief for at the time.

It all began with a woman I met at the Spruce Peak Farmers Market in Stowe, she was another vendor who was on her 6th pregnancy, she asked if I had anything for migraines and informed me that she only get them when she’s pregnant. At the time, I didn’t and I told her I’d research it and see if I could make her a custom blend.

After hours of research, I collected the ingredients which I luckily had on hand, some of them included gemstones, some were essential oils. Because I am a jeweler, I had some of the ones that are specific for headaches on hand. So I formulated a Gem Essence Roll On for her that she could rub on her temples as needed. I brought it for her to the next market, the following week she came to my booth, excitedly, to let me know how well it worked and how it was the only thing that has ever worked for her! That was 6 years ago, I’ve been selling it ever since and have received many testimonials over the years. One I even have live, which is viewable on my Facebook page~Nature’s Mysteries.

The CBD Oil products work amazingly well and very fast. Since I started formulating them, I have received a testimonial from just about every single client who has tried them. Which makes me so happy to know that I am helping and can help so many.

What worries me, tho, is the source of the pain. If it’s a sore wrist because it was broken in the past and didn’t heal, right, that’s different. If someone was involved in a car accident and had an injury that didn’t heal right…sports related injuries, etc. Those I have no concern over and understand completely. But if someone is experiencing pain and there has been no injury, then there might be room for concern, there. Masking the symptom of pain, might not be the best plan of action in certain situations.

Often times when we experience pain, it is our bodies way of speaking to us and letting us know that something is not right, that something is lacking or something needs attention. Many people think there was nothing leading up to a severe disease or medical condition, but then if they think back, there were little aches and pains here and there that they didn’t think anything of. The chances of someone having a heartache or cancer or leaky gut, etc. and not having had any symptoms prior to diagnosis is unlikely. It has happened of course, but most likely their body tried to send signals that there were changes that needed to be made or else….

Our internal organs do not have pain fibers so they send out signals to other places in our bodies alerting us that there is something wrong. Some health professionals know how to read these signals, some don’t. Some know how to mask these signals, some know how to respond to these signals.

For example, my husband had Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last year, for months prior to his diagnosis, he was experiencing excruciating back pain. As a builder, he attributed it to hard work, but after a specific amount of time, healing should occur in an effectively functioning system. Like alot of men I’ve come in contact with, they ignore their pain for whatever reason, not to be wimpy…to be manly…to not miss work, etc.

My mother is another example, she is 81 years old and just had a stroke and a heart attack along with kidney failure, 2 months ago. A few months prior to this life threatening episode, she experienced pain in a few different places. Mainly, in her legs, she had no idea that it was a warning sign for a heartache!

While she was in the hospital recovering, one day, she said the bottom of her foot started hurting her really bad, out of nowhere. She was just unconscious for 4 days and hadn’t been walking at all, why would her foot hurt all of a sudden? She told the nurse and the nurse said, like, ‘Oh maybe it’s from touching the bottom rail on the bed.’ What? Not even sure what that meant….

Turns out, it was right in the middle of her foot where your Kidney Meridian ends in Chinese Medicine. I massaged that point along with every other Acupressure point I could along her Kidney Meridian that night and the next morning when she woke up, the pain was gone. I firmly believe if I hadn’t been there and the pain persisted, they probably would’ve given her some pain medication, they asked every time they came in if she wanted some. Which she didn’t. She doesn’t like pharmaceutical drugs. But if the pain had persisted and gotten that bad, she might of…But that would be uncalled for, clearly there was an imbalance going on with her kidneys, she had kidney failure. Took a couple of days for it to show up after the heart attack, but we were able to alleviate it simply by pushing on some Acupressure points.

These are just a couple of simple examples that illustrate the bodies way of expressing dysfunction within by sending out pain signals. What we need to do, is listen to our bodies…yes we want to make the pain go away, but why are we experiencing the pain in the first place is the real question we should be asking ourself and more importantly, what changes do we need to make, to make it stop?


Emotions~Is That The Root Cause of Your Disease?

Noone really knows the role our emotions play in disease. But we can see how important they are in healing as well as the possible root cause when we realize what kind of chemical reactions our emotions can cause within our bodies.

Often times when people experience insomnia, they assume that it is because of their mind and all the thoughts that are going through it. But actually, our heart’s electro-frequency is about 60 times greater than our brain. It could be that it’s our heart in turmoil, or overloaded with so much emotion. In this way, our feelings can actually prevent us from sleeping, I am sure everyone is aware of the importance of a good night’s sleep for the proper functioning of the human body and has heard or experienced some of the symptoms that a lack of sleep can cause.

When we experience stress, or other tension related circumstances, our bodies release a hormone called ‘cortisol’. This is not good. Cortisol can be responsible for many of our common medical conditions found today. ‘Cortisol runs unnaturally high as a result of our stress-filled lives, and that causes all kinds of symptoms and long-term health problems down the road. High cortisol … Sustained high cortisol levels have been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease, insulin resistance, obesity and type 2 diabetes’ according to Women’s Health Network~

If we are stressed out all the time or engaging in situations that we know will become confrontational or involving ourselves in relationships with people that give us a pit in our stomach just thinking about the person, whether we believe it or not, this can actually cause symptoms, illness and eventually disease.

When we find ourselves in these situations, it is hard to focus, because we are preoccupied with thoughts of future or past confrontations, what we will say next time, what we should have said last time. The tension builds, our attention is distracted from here and now, where it should be, enjoying the moments we have, with the people around us, feeling gratitude for the things we’ve been given…they stray to the person of conflict and searching for solutions, whether it’s a boss, coworker, relative, spouse, friend, lover, parent, sibling, etc. so we are prepared for the next confrontation.

There is new research involving something called ACES~Adverse Childhood Experiences:
These can be anything from divorce to death of a family member, mental, physical emotional abuse, etc. there are 10 that they have listed.

Anyone experiencing 6 or more ACES~has an increased risk of reduction in their lifespan by 20 years!

4 or more ACES~over 400%  increase risk for Alzheimers, depression, mental illness.

2 or more ACES increases risk of Automimmune disease by 100%

Over 8 ACES~3x risk of Lung Cancer and Heart Disease

Forgiveness is the only way to move on, doesn’t mean you like the person or person’s who are the source of your pain,, it just means that you are letting go. That you will not let them be the source of your pain, anymore, or the source of your possible future illness if you keep dwelling on it.

There is an old Buddhist story that tells of two monks traveling together.  As they walked, they approached a river with a strong current, there was a young, beautiful woman standing there who asked for assistance in crossing. The Master, picked her up on his back and carried her across. And they went on their way. Monks are not permitted to touch women. They walked for awhile and neither said anything. After a long time, the younger monk asked how the Master could do that when he is not permitted to touch women? “What”, asked the Master. ‘I left that woman behind back at the bank, you have been carrying her with you all this way…’

Leaving the past behind and knowing that it is just that, the past, that it cannot affect us anymore…It doesn’t have a hold on us anymore, and knowing that we can choose to focus our thoughts on happier memories in our life not dwell on the painful ones. Sure, we cannot help where our thoughts drift off to, but we can certainly direct them in the direction that will benefit us the most rather than rehashing bad memories that aren’t gonna change.

Every experience we have had has made us who we are today, so we cannot regret any of them, because whether we learned how not to be or how to be, what to do or what not to do, what to say or what’s better left unsaid, there is no going back and we can’t change it. Hopefully, we learned from it, and if not, we will probably have to repeat the same mistakes until we do. But we must love ourselves and give ourselves the time to heal from past wounds, the time to learn the proper way to respond when offended or humiliated or when someone is trying to take advantage of us as well as how to accept love from others and how to open up to the love and support that is being offered when it’s being offered and to embrace it. To accept that we all have vulnerabilities and things that make us human and that is just life. We don’t need to live in regret, or anger or hatred. Leave those people behind. If when you think of them, they give you a pit in your stomach, don’t think of them. Think of things that make you feel happy. You can control where your thoughts linger, even if not where they stray.

It’s a New Year, with a new outlook and a new beginning. A beginning filled with only the best for you. Think of what you want, not what you don’t. Attract that which is good for you, not what you fear.

“Life can be found only in the present moment. The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.”  ― Thich Nhat Hanh

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Essential Oils~The Gifts of the Gods

Many people have heard of essential oils, some have seen them, some have tried them, many have used them, but didn’t really understand their structure, their complexity, their beauty, their diversity, their efficacy, their similarities, their many applications…

Sometimes people turn to essential oils for their cleaning needs, sometimes for personal care, but they actually are so much more than that, they are actual plant medicine.  They have been used for over 5000 years, they are mentioned in the Bible over 300 times. They are mentioned in other ancient texts all over the world, from Egypt to Greece to China, etc. They were the medicine that people used and went to, their extraction process’ might have differed and they might have been using a slightly different product, but either way, they were using the life essence of the plants, extracted, concentrated and applying it. Hippocrates alone documented over 200+ herbs. That’s not just their past record, there are over 17,000 studies, today, proving their efficacy. More than 1000 physicians use essential oils in their practices today, in France, alone.

Their popularity is returning after a kind of a fog has been lifted, prescription medicine users are learning the adverse side effects of their medications and are turning to more natural remedies for alternatives. There are some side effects that might be experienced by essential oils, but they are not adverse, is the difference. Like any other substance, essential oil users bodies differ and what is fine for one, might not be for another and if not administered properly, can cause adverse side effects.  But if used properly, such as  diluting oils that should not be applied without carrier oils and remembering less is more, performing patch tests, the effects and results are amazing in how they support, strengthen and tone the body with a synergy that cannot be found by conventional, prescribed or OTC (over the counter) drugs.

Some essential oils have compounds in them that allow them to pass through the blood/brain barrier supporting the brain, which in turn supports the rest of the body, directly, as most signals originate in the brain. Beginning with your brain is a great place to start. Some also have the ability to reduce the perception of pain, they trigger neurotransmitters in your brain to secrete certain hormones specific to the essential oils properties. And there are certain essential oils for every body system, specifically.

Each essential oils chemistry makeup relates with the body in a different way. It is a specific molecule or chain of molecules that create different reactions to support harmony in the body.  Some essential oils have smaller molecules allowing them to absorb quickly into the bloodstream. Transdermal application (applying eo’s on thin skin) ensures a speedy absorption rate. Some can be applied directly to the area you are trying to effect. For example, if you are trying to relieve a headache, the temples are the best place to apply as well as the back of the neck. If you are someone experiencing thyroid issues, a blend can be formulated and then administered directly on the thyroid. The soles of the feet are another effective area for application, as well as the spine, abdomen, behind ears, etc.

Some are best not used neat (without a carrier oil), and must be mixed with another oil which allows the essential oils to sit on top of the skin instead of being directly absorbed so quickly, such as treating eczema or psoriasis or another condition that was best treated topically. Others, because of certain chemical constituents, actually are irritating to the skin if not mixed with a carrier oil, because of the potent properties contained.

Diffusing is another way to use essential oils, inhalation of essential oils can be just as beneficial as applying topically. There are many kinds of diffusers, in varying price ranges, the beauty of it is if it seems confusing, it’s really not, pick a condition or symptom, you can find a book, google or call me and find out what essential oil best fits the relief you are seeking and it only takes a couple of drops on a diffuser pad or dropped in water (depending on your diffuser) to find the desired relief. So, even if the essential oil was expensive, they last a long time because you typically are only using a couple drops at a time.

Some essential oils can be taken internally, again a couple drops in water morning and or night. Some should never be taken internally. Which is why it is important to educate yourself when using them, and work with a qualified professional, as with anything. If you are using prescription meds, you should definitely educate yourself about contraindications, possible side effects, etc. Essential oils are no different, in order to be used safely. Some can interact with medications, so it is always best to ask your physician when using prescription medications. And if you are told that they contraindicate, sometimes, there are other essential oils that can be used instead of others.

They are so safe that they can be used during pregnancy (certain ones), on babies and children and on our pets, too. If we choose to use essential oils and to protect ourselves and our families from prescription medications, our pets are part of our family, too. Some essential oils are not safe for cats as they metabolize essential oils differently than dogs because of their liver. The following oils should be avoided around cats~

  • Peppermint
  • Lemon Oil
  • Lavender Oil
  • Melaleuca Oil
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Cinnamon Bark Oil
  • Wintergreen Oil
  • Thyme Oil
  • Birch Oil


The benefits of essential oils is so numerous that one blog is not efficient in expressing them. But a few of the properties include: balancing blood sugar levels, balancing hormone levels, increasing circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, protecting the internal organs, supporting a healthy metabolism, supporting healthy cellular regeneration, balance sebum production in the skin, minimize allergy symptoms, anti-spasmodic, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic, anti-microbial, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, mood balancing, anti-tumor, fever reducing, stress relieving, tension relieving, dry up mucous, immune support, etc.

Do not ever let anyone tell you that you have some condition that nothing can be done for or that you need to take medication the rest of your life and the symptoms you are experiencing cannot be alleviated. The body is infinite, complex and very basic at the same time; given what it needs, it will function properly, that’s it. If it is deficient, than it just needs to be brought back into balance and then symptoms fall away and start disappearing until overall health is achieved. Not saying it is an overnight occurrence, especially if you are on numerous medications or have numerous conditions, but I can tell you that over time, which will pass anyway whether you make changes or not, you will get better, slowly but surely, it will happen, and vital health will be achieved. Even if it takes years to reach the goals you desire, either the years will pass and you will strengthen or you will deteriorate, mostly up to you…

AutoImmune Disease

What happens to our immune system when AutomImmune Disease occurs? And do we need to suppress the Immune System to get a  handle on the symptoms? Maybe we should remove our Immune System like they do with everything else when it doesn’t function properly…take it out. Would you do that with your car? Would you think there was a part in there that the mechanic who built it, put in there for fun, not function? So when the car starts experiencing difficulties running smoothly, we just take out that part? For people who believe in God or any other Infinite Creator, do you believe that the Creator in all of their wisdom, just had a bad day when they made your thyroid? Bum part? Oh yeah, we have recalls on all of the thyroids, tonsils, uterus’ that were made that year, they all had to come out….

No, we were not meant to be sick, we were meant to experience life, vitality and health. Unfortunately, if you are reading this from the United States, then your food supply has been poisoned. Other countries do not allow GMO’s, they care what their citizens eat….

How do GMO’s and AutoImmune Disease tie together? GMO’s cause Inflammation, we know most disease stems from Inflammation. Inflammation causes AutoImmune Disease as well as many other diseases. If we think about Leaky Gut, or Intestinal Permeability, the gut lining has been damaged to the point of allowing proteins and other bacteria and food particles into our bloodstream, many of these bacteria and proteins mimic the molecules of our own tissues, which is known as molecular mimicry.  When our immune system’s recognize these foreign invaders in our blood and goes out to destroy them, the tissues in our joints resemble the molecules in the bacteria. So, our immune system doesn’t stop with bacteria and proteins, it tries to be super thorough, recognizing those molecules as similar to the foreign invaders, so it starts attacking our joints, which explains Rheumatoid  Arthritis and other chronic joint pain, MS, Fibromyalgia, Hyperthyroidism, Crohn’s Disease, etc. There is even a Syndrome known as Leaky Brain where the Blood/Brain Barrier has actually become damaged and permeated and these large particles of food are actually passing through causing all kinds of brain fog, memory problems, etc. Our immune system ends up getting irritated so much every time we eat, that it gets like overstimulated and starts reacting to everything we eat. The answer is not to suppress it, it’s to stop irritating it.

Then if anyone has ever been on antibiotics, they wipe out all of your intestinal bacteria which you need. It is recommended that after you’ve been on antibiotics, you take Probiotics with several, specific strains for 2 years. Our bodies need fiber to perform at our best. Meat and dairy products, do not contain fiber. Plants contain fiber, the kind we need. Our bodies cannot digest plant fiber, it is the bacteria in our gut that digests plant fiber. So if we are lacking those beneficial bacteria in our gut, then we are not digesting the necessary plant fibers we require. If we are not assimilating those nutrients, we can have the best diet, eat organic food, cut out GMO’s, but if we are not eating foods that include prebiotics as well as probiotics, then we are in a constant state of nutritional deficiency. Nutritional deficiencies can cause all kinds of biochemical reactions within the body.

Prebiotics are food constituents that nurture and nourish the probiotic bacteria within our intestines. Foods to include in our diet that contain prebiotics that help our bodies digest our food properly are artichoke, bananas, barley, fruit, garlic, onions, whole milk, whole milk yogurt and kefir, beans and legumes of all kinds, berries of all kinds, greens, miso, tomatoes, whole grains and seeds.  Other foods that are soothing and a beneficial part of a Leaky Gut Healing Protocol would be foods high in Quercitin. Quercetin is a natural anti-inflammatory agent that blocks histamine reactions in the body. Apples, broccoli, capers, garlic, grapes, green tea, kale, kiwi, leafy greens are all Quercetin rich foods.

Fasting is an excellent part of a treatment plan for AutoImmune disease, giving the body time to heal and rejuvenate cells and a break from digestion can be very beneficial to the healing process. When you remove the pathogens that are triggering the reactions within the immune system, the body has the time it requires to focus on rebuilding cells, producing healthy cholesterol to patch up those holes in the intestinal lining, etc. Fasting can be done for around 16 hours drinking only veggie juice or herbal teas, the idea is to stay hydrated, not dehydrated.

Remember everything you eat is either reducing inflammation or causing it, choose wisely…