You might want to snuggle down with this…

Sinus TeaDo you ever wake up with a stuffy nose and clearing your throat constantly, but you know you don’t have a cold? I did this morning. It’s gone now.

Try some of this tea:

1 teaspoon peppermint leaves

1 teaspoon nettle leaves

1 teaspoon chamomile flowers

Pour some cool water over them, then add some hot water. Don’t make it too hot. Let it steep for a few minutes.

It tastes good and should help clear your sinuses. If you have an infection, that may be another story. Although, it might help with that some too. I don’t usually get sinus infections, so I can’t give testimony to that.

If you drink nettle tea or eat it on a regular basis, it is suppose to help fight those allergies that sometimes get hold of us.

If you think you have a cold, take your elderberry syrup and some echinacea. That should help shorten the cold.

Also, whether you have a cold or not, some ginger juice, lemon juice and honey tea tastes terrific and may help some with that cold. Its a wonderful tea to snuggle down with on a cool evening no matter how you feel!

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Make A Simple Mouthwash

It is refreshing, good for you, and doesn’t cost a lot.

 

One of things that is so neat about making your own mouthwash, is that you can suit it to your needs and liking.

I saved the bottle from when I had Himalayan salt in it. So, the container is free. I made the label in Word on my computer. So the label isn’t expensive.

1/2 cup water–1/4 cup aloe vera gel–1 pk stevia–1 tablespoon sage tincture–1/4 teaspoon calcium powder–5 drops of Peppermint essential oil.

If you want more mouthwash, then just double or triple the recipe. Be careful how much peppermint oil you use though. It can be overwhelming. Also, don’t add too much calcium powder or it will make the mouthwash too gritty.

If you haven’t made any sage tincture, you can use yarrow tincture. You could probably not use any tincture. But I use tincture to help my gums not bleed, as I have a problem with that.

I have a hard time finding time to fit in everything I want and need to do in a day, but this little project does not take much time.

 

Are you tired of the same old Salad? Try This:

I have to admit, eating a salad every day is not always easy, but I found a salad that has really helped! Somehow the crunchy sweet shredded cabbage and carrots add a new dimension.

You can always adjust the ingredients to what you have on hand. Let me give you a basic recipe though:

  • Shredded purple cabbage– I like the purple because the color actually has some added benefits to your health. It seems sweeter to me, but that could be my imagination.
  • Shredded carrots– Carrots are important. They help fight cancer cells and more.
  • Now add a few green leaves like baby kale and spinach or such.  You can cut them up a bit. I don’t want to admit it, but leafy greens are not my favorite. Yet, when they are mixed with this salad, they are good!
  • Pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds  and/or others you might experiment with.
  • Crunched up nuts like pecans or walnuts
  • Now you can vary this salad by adding things like little tomatoes or green peas or…use your imagination.
  • The dressing:   Ohhhh, this can be the stickler.  My present favorite is a hot, smokey ranch type. I have received it in packaged salads and I have re-created my own using: a hot chili mayonnaise mixed with regular mayonnaise and olive oil.
  • Experiment with a sweet dressing or go where ever your taste buds take you on this adventure!
  • Salt and Pepper

–NOTE–

I try and use Organic for everything!

With pepper…get the peppercorns and grind them as you use the pepper. It tastes much better and all the beneficial volatile oils haven’t evaporated.

Salt… I use to always use sea salt as it is better for you than table salt, but now they are finding so much plastic in the ocean… So, I use the Himalayan Pink Salt, as it is the oldest salt and least defiled.

Good Luck and ENJOY!Lettuce

 

The Battle We Must Fight for Our Health

This study has been a passion of mine for nearly forty years. I want to try and help you fight this battle. Therefore, I want to share encouragement and facts with you on my blog site.

We have a battle to fight today that is different than our forefather’s skirmishes. Their fight was more against the elements of harsh weather, enemies and foraging for food.  Our enemy is unlike theirs.

Our bodies are losing the fight to survive, today.

One of our biggest battles is against diseases and the chemicals that can cause them. We are bombarded with chemicals from the air, water, medicinal drugs and food.  Our bodies have not experienced such an onslaught before.

On top of that, the ground our food is being grown in is depleted from the minerals and substances that it used to have. Our food is weak and not as sustainable for the human body.

Every day we need encouragement to eat right and take care of the one body we have.  We cannot listen to the general media about which foods to eat. They are all guided by profits. This has corrupted the information we can receive from them. It takes research and common sense in our search for the truth.

I want to give you this…what I have found in my studies for the last 40 years.  I am trying to put it in layman’s terms and in formats of a little at a time.  I have been researching documents, studies, and so forth. I follow several doctors, researchers and scientists’ writings.

I, myself, have a difficult time sticking to a diet of less sugar. I usually keep away from as many food additives as I can. I have to make myself eat more salads and vegetables. I do love the organics, as they taste much better and usually are fresher. Yet, I need encouragement too.  Just sharing with you helps me fight this battle, as well.

I, also, wrote a novel for entertainment, Through the Bush.  Included in it are bits and pieces of facts on health that have been incorporated into the story and characters. Mostly, the book is for your enjoyment and entertainment.  Relaxing is also important for your health.

Our One Earthly Life

Yep, just one. We have just one body to contain our earthly life. Yet, we often ignore it.

“How do we do that?” you ask.

There are several ways we not only ignore it, but abuse it.

We seldom connect with the earth to re-energize our body. One way of ignoring it, is to live in a fantasy world. We are constantly on our cell phones or computers playing games, or we watch television as soon as we get home from work.

Some may say, “I’m a Christian, I don’t worship the earth.”

Who said anything about worshiping it?

The Bible says our bodies are a temple… a temple of His Spirit, if we are His. We are to take care of it. We are to be good stewards. How do we do that?  In many ways our actions affect our body.

God made this earth. From it, we obtain energy to exist. The earth obtains energy from the sun: we obtain energy from the earth through its ground when we walk barefoot. Also, we obtain vitality from the plants it produces that we eat and make our medicines from. Our eyes absorb the earth’s beauty and it relaxes us. It is managing our energies.

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Nature

Instead of eating plants, we consume chemicals and artificial junk. Eventually, our body cries out as it descends into a quagmire of disease.

Everything in nature is an analogy…a picture. Nature.  Our food often resembles the area of our body that it is good for. An example would be a carrot. Cut it open. What does the inside look like? Also, nature shows us that we have a creator. Science tells us that order does not come from chaos. We take nature and distort it, but in its natural state, nature is in order. Just contemplate that fact.  It says a lot.

We have forgot what nature is in our modern-day life. We need to re-connect and discover the natural world around us soon!

 

 

 

 

Searching for Love in the Holidays

It seems many people, have searched diligently for a love to fulfill the void within them. The holidays seem the worst time when you are alone. But you can get past this time. It is by facing the void and realizing how to deal with it. How can we deal with that void inside that almost seems an entity to itself?

Some have said we just need God in our life. Well, we do need God. Yet, He is the One who says through his writer that “two are better than one”. Jesus, Himself, said that some people do not have the gift of being single. Therefore, if you don’t have that gift, it seems you would have that void. We want to fill that void. That void’s desire is powerful. It can draw in depression; rob us of patience and more. But that overwhelming cry inside of us needs to be reigned in.

You need to rule over the power “the void” has. Make a conscious effort to win this battle. Enjoy love when it presents itself, if it is a lawful love and not stealing from someone else. If that love is unlawful, run from it. Run as far away as you can. Unlawful love can bring destruction. It will lie to you and make you think it was meant to be. But don’t stick around with it that long, because once it has its hold on you it won’t let go. What is unlawful love? You know the answer to that question.

Clean love can be wonderful. Embrace it for as long as you can. If it leaves you and your heart broken later, be thankful for the minutes it brought you fulfillment. Then shake the hurt off like a dog shaking water from its coat. Live life abundantly because life is too short to grieve for long.

In this life nothing is perfect. Sometimes we don’t have a specific person to share love with. If not, focus on giving love to others in as many ways as you can. It is not the same, but it really does help fill that void inside of you. The holidays is the perfect time to reach out to others.

God’s love is the only love that is true to the fullest extent. Not everyone wants to accept His love, which is their choice. I have found that His love quenches the thirst inside like no other. And yet, we, as humans, need the physical touch, as well. We need both to feel complete.

5 Mighty Medicines

“ ______, ______, _______, _______ and ________ are 5 powerful medicines and there are many more.”  Can you fill in the blanks?

Let’s see how many blanks you can guess as I proceed through this post.

In the first blank we find something that is used against MDR—TB and a whole long list of other pathogens. We actually use it almost daily (or should) because it makes a lot of food taste very good. While we are enjoying the taste advantage, we also gain other healthful benefits. It has a sister whose name begins with elephant. (Ha! that will either throw you off or give it away)

The second blank has a lot of therapeutic substances in it. It is actually good for burns and many other things. Some folk even use it in facials. Bears dip their paws into it and enjoy the taste. A host of tiny creatures make this.  Oh, man, bet you guessed that one!

The third blank can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. The more you consume, the better it helps. (Try for the organic kind, of course)  There is an old saying that goes along with this one…  “an ______ a day keeps the doctor away”

The fourth has so many benefits that it would amaze you. Yet, we are being told by many to stay away from it. (Well, too much of anything is usually bad).  Yet this thing can help with Alzheimer’s disease, Depression, Multiple Sclerosis, Influenza and more. When we are exposed to this, it produces vitamin D in us. Can you guess yet?

Now, let us consider the last one but not the least item. This has become a recent favorite of mine because it has helped a bad physical problem I have. It is one of the most studied and documented. It has been scientifically acknowledged to have over 500 uses in ailments and usage.  It has been appreciated and used in the ancient healing arts of India. It makes a healthy and tasty drink that is golden in color.  It is a root. It is used in the making of mustard (but there is not enough in mustard by itself to be of much benefit medicinally).

One last clue…these medicines don’t line the pockets of the rich pharmaceutical companies.

Yes, there are powerful remedies we can use that do not have all the bad side effects. Can you fill in those blanks above and then use them to fill in some blanks in your own life?

*The introductory quote at the beginning of this article is from Sayer Ji, author, educator, a Board of Governor for the National Health Federation and more.