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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies - Recipe of the Week

I LOVE Food!!!  I am conscious of what I put into my body.  How do I do that?  I read labels and avoid ingredients I cannot pronounce or with which I am not familiar.  I do my best to purchase organic, locally grown foods and I bake, steam, cook with little oil and water.  I eat raw, macrobiotic, fermented, steamed, baked good whole foods because - I LOVE Food!!!

I have yet to try this recipe yet, I have heard from others that it is pretty good!  Give it a go and let me know what you think.  Hey, it would also be great to send me a video that I will post right here on the blog via:

Mock Turkey - A Raw Food Dish
  • 1 small bunch of celery
  • 1 cup of green onions chopped
  • sprigs of parsley minced
  • 1 cup almonds or pecans, soaked and put through a food processor
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 lemon, juiced and seeded
  • 1tbsp organic soy sauce
  • Wash all vegetables. Put celery and nuts through the food processor
  • Add finely chopped onions and minced parsley, mashed avocado, ground sage, juice of one lemon and one tablespoon of organic soy sauce.
  • Mix all ingredients in the shape of a loaf.  Get creative, shape to look like a turkey!
  • Serve on a bed of romain lettuce with cranberry sauce and holiday dressing
 Health Benefits of this dish are the proper food combination of vegetables and proteins for proper digestion and assimilation of food.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies and Lupus

Today, I was speaking to a receptionist and she shared with me that her mom has Lupus.  That conversation inspired this blog post because Lupus is an issue that faces a lot of women.

What is Lupus?
It is an autoimmune dis-order where the immune system attacks the body's soft tissues as foreign objects.  These attacks can lead to tissue break down resulting in inflammation and damage to those tissues.

How can Lupus be addressed naturally?
Remember, as with all dis-order and dis-ease is 80% emotional and only 20% physical.  Therefore, the first thing to address is the ....

Mind:  Change how you hold on to that which was given, yet, does not belong to you.  Specifically, release "shake" off negative emotions given to you by someone you love and admire.  Our muscles tense when we emotionally feel things we do not like.  When you accept blame from people who cannot accept responsibility for themselves, that is negativity that was given to you, yet, it does not belong to you.  We must now re-teach our muscles to release the negativity they hold in order to help the body heal.  And for some, suffering with Lupus this is a reality.

Body: Try These Herbs:
  • Boost the immune system with Una De Gato
  • Ease pain with Black Walnut Hulls (helps to kill parasites as well)
  • Repair connective tissue with Chippewa Pine
  • Brewer's Yeast to supply vitamin B complex
  • Lubricate joints with Yucca
Spirit:  Healing energy lies within you, that is why and how life exists.  Meditate and pray to connect with this healing energy.  Pray to command healing for the body and meditate to have healing manifest throughout the body.

In order to allow the body to heal naturally, you have to naturally heal the mind, the body and the spirit.  This is the TRUE Natural Remedy.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies for Wrinkles

I get asked this question all the time and YES there is an herb for wrinkles.  With over 300 million species of herbs all over this planet and probably more we do not know about, there is bound to be an herb for all of our ills.

The herb I speak of is called Horsetail.  Below is a list of Horsetail's benefits:
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Returns elasticity to the skin reversing wrinkles
  • Brings flexibility back to joints
  • Drives out heavy metals
  • Nourishes the kidneys
Tips to wrinkle free skin:
  • Smile don't frown
  • Release anger constructively 
  • Quit smoking
  • DRINK plenty of water
  • Eat nutritiously healthy food
  • Affirm life and love in your life everyday

Monday, February 24, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies and Gluten-Free Products of the Week

Convenient and Ready to Eat

News Flash: Whole Food Farmacy Products Become Gluten-Free

WholeFood Farmacy is pleased to announce that its entire product line of convenient, whole food based meals and snacks is now gluten-free. Better yet, the entire operations plant is now a dedicated gluten-free facility.

A 2012 Mayo Clinic survey concluded that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack the small intestine when gluten is ingested and can lead to other debilitating medical problems if not diagnosed. It is believed that an additional 6 percent of the population is gluten sensitive - a less severe problem, but nonetheless a health issue that many are trying to resolve by avoiding products with gluten.

In response to these statistics and our own consumer demand, we started making the transition to a gluten-free product line about six months ago says President, Linda Schoenrock. The result is a product line that continues to deliver on quality and taste and now delivers the added benefit of gluten-free.

Special Features of Natural Herbal Remedies

Finally, I have committed to something!  Have you ever met one of those people that is afraid to commit - TO Anything!!  Well, I have, and it is ME!!  So, here it is, special features of this blog for which I am fully accountable!

Monday thru Friday you can expect to see ...
  • Product of the Week
  • Skin Care Natually
  • Health Conditions and the Herbs that can Help
  • Recipe of the Week
Also, don't be afraid to follow these same topics on our YouTube Channel as well every week.  Boy, this is easier than I thought!!

Well, stay tuned for Product of the Week, I believe you will love it!!!


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Peridontal Disease and Natural Herbal Remedies

Show Your Pearly Whites!

According to
 "Gum disease, also called periodontal disease or periodontitis, features receding gums that may be swollen, dark red and tender. It is caused by plaque and bacteria on teeth, which harden into tartar; poor oral hygiene can play a role."
I have dealt with this also in my lifetime and it is not fun.  Yet, dealing with the problem is the remedy to making sure it does not come back.  When there are issues with the teeth and gums, there can also be issues with a loss of minerals such as calcium.  The best way to replace organic minerals lost in the body is to eat organic foods, such as, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds.  Juicing fruits and vegetables gives you a boost of vitamins and minerals the body desperately needs.

Avoiding processed foods, junk foods, artificial sugars and chemical additives in your foods will help to maintain dental health.  Practicing good oral hygiene such as, brushing at least twice a day and flossing will help to keep bacteria away and tartar from building.

The following herbs can help when the gums are spongy, bleeding and swollen.
  • Goldenseal - swollen gums
  • Bayberry - spongy and bleeding gums
  • Red Root - effective against plague buildup
Rinsing the mouth with food grade hydrogen peroxide, filtered or steam distilled water can replace commercial mouthwash and provide the added protection against bacteria.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies and Kidney Disease

There are millions, literally, millions of people who are on dialysis because of kidney failure.  What is kidney dialysis?  Well, for those of you that do not know, dialysis is the artificial process of eliminating waste (diffusion) and unwanted water (ultrafiltration) from the blood. Our kidneys do this process naturally.  

When kidneys malfunction and can no longer filter waste from the blood and one is using dialysis for this process the kidneys have been in trouble for a long time.  There are ways to address kidney conditions in the body naturally, using natural herbal remedies and whole food nutrition.

Whether kidney disease is related to another medical condition or the kidneys themselves began to malfunction there are ways to address the kidneys naturally.  It is important to pay attention to the warning signs some of which could be:
  • Abnormally frequent urination
  • Fluid retention
  • Fatigue
  • Excessively dry skin
To really know whether or not you have kidney disease is to see a health care, holistic care professional as soon as you can.  A plan can be created to address your specific symptoms and conditions of this disease.

Suggested Ways to Address Kidney Disease Naturally...
  1. Naturally, drink more water - Daily!  No, sodas, including diet, does not count as water!
  2. Avoid - Like The Plague - Junk, processed, fast foods!  These include sodas/pops as well, regular and diet! Eliminate these foods from your eating regimen.
  3. Increase intake of fresh, raw, organic fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains and seeds.  Avoid eating meats with hormones, nitrates and antibiotics.
  4. Replace electrolytes daily with wheat grass juice or coconut water and a natural sweetener if needed.
  5. Eliminate artificial and processed sugars in foods or drinks.  Eat only natural sugars from fruits or raw honey.
 There are herbs you can take on a regular basis to help repair damage to the kidneys and get them to function again normally.  Juniper Berry, Uva Ursi, and Cornsilk just to name a few are excellent herbs to help the kidneys repair themselves from the ravages of dis-ease and dis-order.  This combination of eating healthy and natural herbs can make all the difference in the world.  Plant based whole food nutrition and herbs can help the kidneys heal themselves.  With nature aiding the body, you have a chance to avoid or gradually get off dialysis and live a long and healthy life!