Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Little Secret I've Been Keeping From Some of You

I must apologize to everyone for not being up front with you on the reason my BLOGS have slowed down a bit. I just often forget that I have readers in the BLOGGER realm who are outside my Twitter, Facebook and E-mailing networks. I have kept the rest of them informed, but have overlooked my fellow BLOGGERS, so I apologize!

Since I'm not big on announcements, I'll make this into a prayer request. The reason I haven't been blogging as much is because my husband, Jesse, and I are expecting our 4th child, and would love to have you all uphold us in your prayers! I have been quite nauseated in the evenings, this being my absolute favorite time to BLOG, when the rest of our house is restful and quiet. I've always been a night owl, so it has been difficult for me to give up my favorite time of day to my mattress. What makes tonight different? I had an appt with my Master Herbalist today, and we're targeting the nausea with high doses of green olives, B6, grapefruit, enzymes and prayer! Tonight was an o.k. night.

Nevertheless, I am still doing a heap better than in my first and second pregnancies (please read a snip-it of my story, found on the website of my favorite Protein shake drink mix: Testimonies on "Quest" Protein Shakes ). As you can see, I'm no longer on prescription sleep aids, prescription nausea drugs, prescription acid reflux inhibitors, prescription allergy drugs, etc. I have worked with a phenomenal Master Herbalist between the pregnancies, so each one has been better than the last. Over the past few years, she specifically targeted building enzymes and healing my stomach from sugar damage in my youth--which had been causing acid reflux and vomiting for the 8 out of 9 months of my pregnancies!

During my appt today, my Master Herbalist commented ONCE AGAIN how surprised she is that we've made it through so many births with all of the trials I have gone through, along with all of the trials my husband has dealt with as well. My answer? We're just trying to further HIS kingdom one birth at a time! Seriously, though, God gives you strength when you need it most, and he has been by Jesse's and my side the entire 30 months that I've been pregnant so far in our marriage! Why wouldn't we keep trying, LOL?

This month, I plan to dedicate to all those mothers-in-waiting! I have a cousin, along with a few friends who are expecting babies as well, so I'm going to share with both them and the rest of you, my favorite pregnancy book, that promotes health in your pregnancies and babies.....all the way up to the time they graduate! You want a quick glimpse of the book to possibly get started on it before I reveal all of the juicy details? It's called: Let's Have Healthy Children by Adelle Davis (I also have the link in my sidebar, listed under BOOKS FOR BODY FOOD). This was my first book I read having to do with Natural Health, and it's a dinosaur, but one of the best for parents! The only thing is, I lent it to one of my friends, and I'll have to sweet talk her into "lending" it back for a month for me to BLOG about!

In the mean time, I pray that I can keep up on BLOG postings for you. I will also leave with you a glimpse of me at 9 months pregnant, so that you can envision me as you pray! (It's my BEST pregnant-picture-to-date, so don't crack any jokes!)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009




If you haven't educated yourself on the ins and outs of the Multi-Million Dollar Food Industry and the secrets it's hiding from consumers, now is the time!

I found the above trailer for the Movie FOOD,INC at: http://tinyurl.com/m39nlk. Dr. Ron Spallone utilizes Twitter, Facebook, Blogger to pass on health & wellness information daily to his followers. He had such a wonderful write-up on the above movie trailer, I wanted to include it in my BLOG POSTING for you to read as well:

"Deception… greed….profit…. 'the bottom line'… chemicals… artificial… toxic… inhumane… empty…synthetic…wrong?

Should those words be included in the description of our current methods of ‘manufacturing’ and mass producing the foods we eat? Should they be listed as ‘disclaimers’ outlining the very foundation of our current 'Food Pyramid?'

A new movie will be coming out shortly that unveils some pretty frightening data about what’s inside and behind the food we eat, what packs the aisles of our grocery stores and what lines the pockets of an absolutely monster industry.

'Food, Inc.' is the title of the movie.

Are we unknowingly using our mouths as a weapons to naively self-inflict the afflictions that we will ultimately suffer from? Is the drug dealer on the corner peddling things that much different than what lines the shelves of the corner grocery store?

How painful is it to watch someone you love pass? If you’ve ever had to hold someones hand as they suffer-you know what I mean.

Are we now facing the fact that much of what they suffered from and how they suffered might have been caused from ‘food’ choices and the industrial formulation and manufacturing practices?

This subject goes beyond ourselves, beyond our children. It’s multi-generational. Ultimately, if we don’t wake up and alter our motives, we’re on a path to effect the human species.
Here’s my one and only attempt at being a movie critic…
If you only see one movie this year- this should be it!" --RON SPALLONE

Here is a schedule of viewings/locations: http://tinyurl.com/oh8azb

Here is the Official FOOD, INC website, Hungry for Change: http://www.foodincmovie.com/

******None of the above statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of the information in this BLOG is strictly for educational purposes. This BLOG should not be used to treat, diagnose, or prescribe for a condition you feel you may have. If you have any health concerns, you should see a competent practitioner. ******

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Here are a few of the changes I have noticed over the past 2 years in changing over to an all natural diet:

  • FRECKLES FADING and disappearing--MOST freckles are caused by over-taxed kidneys. Eating SEEDED watermelon and ESPECIALLY the black watermelon SEEDS on a regular basis, support and strengthen kidney functioning. (NOT to be confused with seedless watermelon, which is genetically altered, so that the body cannot identify it as food, and it actually harms the kidneys). Otherwise, here's a good herb-mixed support for kidneys: KIDNEY ACTIVATOR ATC CONCENTRATE, I take this when my lower back/kidney area aches on occasion.
  • ACID REFLUX GONE: When I was pregnant with our first child, I got acid reflux so bad I stopped eating and drinking--for days! Anything I would ingest would cause me such horrid discomfort that I would cry and rather deal with the hunger pains. Over the course of the next few years, I jumped from one prescription to the next, trying to releive it. I'm now to the point that my stomach enzymes are built-up enough I can eat green peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes.....all things I stayed away from growing up because of the discomfort that followed a meal with these included. The only way I know of building stomach enzymes properly is to go through a Master Herbalist--someone who has not only fixed that for us, but a whole list of things for our family!
  • Rough, cracked and dry feet turning to SOFT & SMOOTH FEET--having enough oils in the body to hydrate/replenish it from the inside out. COLD-PROCESSED olive oil, organic REAL butter, oils from raw nuts and seeds(sunflower, almonds, walnuts,etc)
  • NO NEED FOR DEODORANT--yes! There IS a reason why people never had to wear deodorant before: they didn't stink like some people do today! The people of today are detoxing heavy metals, chemical preservatives, food additives, household cleaning and yard chemicals, hydrogenated oils--stuff that stinky bacteria LOVE to use as a growing medium! I will admit, if I have had something not QUITE natural in my diet, I use a SALT ROCK on my underarms. A salt rock is JUST THAT--salt to destroy any unpleasant bacteria that my body chooses to push out. HOWEVER, I have known a few people who wasted their money on SALT ROCKS, only to be disappointed that it wasn't sufficient because of the diet they did not alter as well--they go hand in hand!
  • NO NEED for DE-CONGEST ANTS--These were a part of my "diet" as a child--I remember my doctor showing me an X-ray of my nasal cavities and telling me that some people just have a pre-disposition to having full sinuses! It didn't make sense to me why I had to suffer?? I grew up breathing out of my mouth since my nose was always so congested I would pass out if I relied on only my nose for air! After 30 years of breathing through my mouth, it is a habit hard to break, but I could easily breath through only my nose for hours if needed! no more de-contestants--no more processed sugar and processed foods on a regular basis.
  • No need for FANS/AIR FRESHENER in the bathroom--the less processed your foods are, the less your stools will have any smell to them! Unless someone is sick with a nasty virus, or ate a meal with unidentifiable ingredients--there should be no need to hold your nose!
  • No More TARTER-FILLED TEETH/BAD BREATH--Once you have proper enzymes in the stomach, and proper foods meant to go through it....one has less "breath" issues, less "plaque" issues, less "need" for brushing teeth. Don't get me wrong--we still brush for hygiene purposes, but don't desperately "need to" in order to talk with someone in the morning! HOWEVER, we use a toothpaste made out of calcium, since calcium is what makes teeth strong. Flouride only strengthens the enamal, and kills the root of the tooth since it's a toxic chemical. SUNSHINE BRITE TOOTHPASTE
  • EYE SIGHT improving--the last 2 visit I've made to the optometrist, my eyesight has improved--by enough to catch my optometrist's attention enough to ask if I have been eating large amounts of carrots. Ha, Ha!
  • EAR WAX--I never had a large amount growing up, just enough to clean out every so often. HOWEVER, our first child had ears so clogged you couldn't see inside for anything! We would clean them daily, and still not stay on top of it! In the natural world, ear wax is known to be a sign of insufficient calcium....either by not enough, or by not absorbing it. I'm not talking about the synthetic calcium "added" to cereals, milk and other unnatural products; I'm talking about a TOP-QUALITY raw dairy product with calcium already in it! Once we got our daughter on the right track with absorbing calcium, we no longer have a need for Q-tips for her! We gave her ORGANIC WHOLE MILK YOGURT (fruit break down the good bacteria, and your body needs the fats to digest the proteins in it) on a regular basis, which promotes proper digestion, therefore promotes proper calcium absorption! This is typically one of the first signs we will see in our family when one of us needs more calcium--itchy/waxy ears. Here's a FABULOUS LIQUID CALCIUM link for kids, otherwise I take this calcium, that also doubles as my vitamin supplement: SKELETAL STRENGTH. I can order either one with a discount, or else you can order directly from those links.

When an adult is getting proper calcium intake, they will sleep through the night without wiggly/restless legs (something I had for two years). Children will sleep better through the night, haveless "growing pains", along with get teeth in easier. Our 2 year old goes to the fridge to look for her liquid calcium when she's getting a tooth in--which is sufficient enough of a pain "med" for her!

******None of the above statements have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. All of the information in this BLOG is strictly for educational purposes. This BLOG should not be used to treat, diagnose, or prescribe for a condition you feel you may have. If you have any health concerns, you should see a competent practitioner. ******