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April 17, 2018 – NATURAL ANTIBIOTICS 101

Natural Antibiotics 101 - There are many herbs that have very powerful antibiotic properties that kill bacteria and viral infections naturally and safely without toxins. This mean no opportunity for addiction. Many herbs target the immediate areas with all necessary enzymes to heal and nourish naturally.
There are many herbs that have very powerful antibiotic properties that kill bacteria and viral infections naturally and safely without toxins. This mean no opportunity for addiction. Many herbs target the immediate areas with all necessary enzymes to heal and nourish naturally.
A few powerful examples are Garlic, Oregano, Thyme, Echinacea. A freshly juiced apple (if you drink it immediately before the oxidation process begins) contains antiviral properties and many other healing nutrients and enzymes. Read the full article below and get the full list of these wonderful  natural  antibiotics:
Make the strongest Antibiotics with only 2 natural ingredients:    Turmeric and Honey

How To Make It:

Mix 3.5 ounces of raw honey with 1 Tablespoon of Turmeric powder. Mix well and put into a jar. What could be easier than that?

For example, for a cold, on Day One take half a teaspoon every hour throughout the day; on Day Two take half a teaspoon every two hours, and on Day Three take half a teaspoon three times a day. Let the mixture stay in your mouth until completely dissolved. Usually, after three days, the cold subsides.


Turmeric’s powerful active chemical compound is called curcumin, which gives it its vibrant yellow-orange color and is a potent but safe agent against anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, antioxidant and anti-carcinogen problems. Turmeric also protects the liver by keeping the liver functioning optimally as the body’s primary detoxifier.

RELATED ARTICLE: What Happens to Your Body When You Eat A Teaspoon of ‪Turmeric‬ Every Day!

Additionally, turmeric is an antibacterial agent that can be taken internally or applied directly to the skin. The spice also disinfects and prevents infection and helps to stop swelling and pain while promoting the healing of damaged skin tissue.

RELATED ARTICLE: 20 Surprising Health Benefits of Turmeric


Honey is another amazing natural antibiotic with antibacterial and other beneficial properties and can even be a potent answer to drug resistant bacteria such as MRSA.

“Golden Honey” mixture

This is the strongest known natural antibiotic The combination is known to improve digestion and increases the beneficial flora in the gut, is amazing at the first signs of a cold, and has many other uses. It will last for three days.

ALSO:   Colloidal Silver which was the only antibiotic before chemical antibiotics were developed.
And we are blessed by Eric with the colloidal silver machine and silver bars available in our book store

April 10, 2018

Spring Clean your Diet]
Broccoli, brussel sprouts, rapini, red cabbage, and radishes all deliver excellent amounts of vitamin C. Some provide manganese and vitamin K. They produce large amounts of glucosinolates, that are big-time body detoxifiers. Eat grapes and drink grape Juice. Both are rich sources of the polyphenol known as resveratrol, which research indicates possesses strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties – and aggressively rids your body of toxins. #toxins #springcleaning
Health Benefits of Blueberries] Blueberries can regulate
blood sugar and may even attack cancer causing free radicals. Blueberries are full of antioxidants called flavonoids which help battle age related memory loss #blueberries #antioxidants

Everyone has got to start somewhere with physical fitness. If you’re just getting going for the first time or returning after some time off, becoming active doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Start by taking 5 minutes to do something. Make it easy on yourself by finding an exercise that interests you and do it for 5 minutes. Include your friends and do it together! #exercise #spring

Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are found in a variety of products in the home and workplace. They’re found in everything from fuel to personal hygiene products such as perfume and shampoo. The are also the source of discomfort in the forms of eye and throat irritation, headaches, nausea and can lead to damage to the liver and kidneys in the long term. How does this information make you feel? Do you exhibit the symptoms of being surrounded by VOCs?.website for more info    #VOCs #perfume

And another article on volatile organic compounds – they are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. \ VOCs are found in sealants, and coatings, paints, varnishes and/or stains, cleaning agents, fuels, air fresheners and other scented products, and even personal products of employees like perfume and shampoo. Health effects include but aren’t limited to eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, loss of coordination and nausea, and damage to liver, kidney and central nervous system. Please click like and share and share your thought on VOC’s #VOC #headache

Here are places volatile organic compounds are hiding

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Are you getting enough omega-3 fats in your diet? Long-chain omega-3 fats are essential for healthy brain function. They also lower inflammation and protect your heart. These fats only come from seafood (fish, shellfish, and seaweed). If you are vegetarian, the best ways to ensure that you meet your long-chain omega-3 fat needs are to eat seaweed daily, such as a seaweed salad. More convenient would be to take a DHA supplement that is extracted from seaweed. Aim for 500 mg of DHA daily. Please click LIKE and Share #seaweed #omega3fats

[Health Benefits of Almonds] About 1 ounce of almonds have 1/8 of our daily protein needs. Almonds help lower cholesterol by increasing levels of vitamin E in the plasma and red blood cells. Recently researchers have found that almond consumption may reduce the risk of colon cancer. People who eat almonds are in general at lower risk for all cancers. #cancer #almonds
When filling your car with gasoline, walk away from the pump, get in the car and shut the door or walk to the other side of the car – get out of the wind so the fumes do not blow on you or in your nose.    These fumes go into your lungs and up to your brain and they are definitely carcinogenic.   These are dangerous chemicals to our body.  _______________________________________________________________________________

April 2, 2018

💐Could It Really Be Spring?💐
 I just love how the days are getting longer. Such fun to watch the sun coming into our home in different places –  to me, this is one of the most welcome sign of spring..  Now enjoying over 12 hours of daylight.
Then I realize this means spring cleaning time.  So I wanted to share with you some of my favorite sprays and household recipes.    I have several spray bottles, all labeled and ready to use.   Hope you enjoy these fun tips just for you this week from my kitchen.
2 cups white vinegar
2 cups water
1 teaspoon natural dish soap (not castile soap)  I use
    Seventh Generation liquid dish soap
30 drops of Lemon Essential Oil
20 drops of Melaleuca Essential Oil
Put in a quart spray bottle, shake to mix and combine well.   Spray on counters, tile, sinks, toilets etc.
(** I have also added 5 drops of Thieves oil or 1 Tablespoon Thieves Household cleaner to this )
3 cups distilled water
1/4 cup Rubbing alcohol
1/4 cup vinegar  (I like white vinegar)
20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
mix in 1 quart spray bottle.  Shake to mix and combine.
Use on mirrors, windows, glass top dressers/tables,   car windows, stainless steel.
Wipe dry with newspaper or paper towels, but my very favorite dry wiper is coffee filters.   I buy a cheaper brand in the larger 8 ounce size which fits my hand perfectly and always streak free clean
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap (I use plain castile without     fragrance)
10 drops Lemon essential oil
10 drops lime essential oil
10 drops orange essential oil
Mix together to form a paste, sometimes you may need to add a little more castile soap to get the right amount of paste.
I put it in a small plastic storage container with lid to keep for next use.    Apply with rag or sponge to stove top, oven, sink, etc.  Works great on grimy sinks and grimy hands too.     Rinse clean with water and wipe dry.
1/2 cup baking soda
1/3 cup liquid dishwashing liquid (not liquid dish soap – has to be dishwashing soap)
1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
30 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
3/4 cup water
Mix together in a squeeze type bottle.   then squirt into the toilet.  Scrub good and let sit for 20 minutes.
(*in Florida our toilets get a pink film which happens every 6-7 days, I do not like to use Comet so I came up with this mixture which cuts the pink film good and naturally)
1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
30 to 40 drops of any combination of essential oil of your choice – I like wintergreen, peppermint, lemongrass, Thieves
water to fill
pour rubbing alcohol into a 3 ounces spray container and water to fill the container.  Give it a good shake and you are ready and no need to shake before each use.   3-4 sprays is enough to cover any stink odor above or below the bowl.  Works great.
I also use the same size 3 ounce bottle   (like Thieves hand spray bottle) and 10-20 drops of Thieves essential oil  and 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol, and I have my own Thieves hand sanitizer.
I use on steering wheel, grocery cart handles, take into restaurants to use on hands before eating, take into public bathrooms for extra sanitized protection.
SHOWER SPRAY for after showers/baths or daily spay
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon natural liquid dish soap (not castile soap)
15 drops Lime essential oil
15 drops Melaleuca  essential oil
Mix in quart size spray bottle.  Spray on shower doors, shower walls and faucets, after showers, it is a preventive spray and helps keep build up from being a problem, also good for cutting any build up.
I have even used the citrus soft scrub on inside showers for hard water build up.
This is especially good for scum, dirt, etc when kids come in from outside very dirty and leave scum ring on tub.
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup natural liquid dish soap (not castile soap)
squeeze bottle
Heat the vinegar in a small pan on the stove till hot, but not boiling.   Gently stir in the liquid dish soap to mix and pour into the squeeze bottle
Squeeze onto tub and shower, shower floor, drains, faucets, shower head etc and let sit for 1-3 hours
Rub with a scrubber, but this does not require a lot of hard pressing to remove scum.   Works better than any tub or shower cleaner on the market
1 cup baking soda
30 drops of Lemon essential oil
I put this in a quart mason jar and use a parmesan cheese container plastic top.   Shake to mix and cover with lid and close tightly.   Let this mixture sit for 8 hours.
Sprinkle on carpeting and let sit overnight.   Vacuum up in the morning.   Great for stale or smelly carpets.  Also great to use when home is closed up during wintertime.
1/4 cup distilled water
3 Tablespoons witch hazel
20 Drops Lavender essential oil
15 Drops Frankincense Oil
Add to small spray bottle or spritzer bottle, shake well and spray on sheets, pillow cases, linens in linen closet, towels etc.
3/4 cup water
2 Tablespoons rubbing alcohol or vanilla extract
10 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Clove essential oil
Put in small spray bottle (8-12 ounce size) shake well and spray around room for stale smells, cooking odors especially after cooking fish, corned beef etc..
I also spray a Handywipe sheet or towel like viva paper towel sheet with this spray and put in the canister of  my vacuum cleaner for a fresh smell when vacuuming.
2 Tablespoons castile soap
1 teaspoon fractionated coconut oil or almond oil
10 drops of your favorite essential oil.
I like Thieves essential oil, lemon and basil, peppermint, clove and nutmeg, orange and citrus fresh.
Pour into jar with foaming pump cover and add water to fill.    Great to have in bathrooms, laundry room and kitchen.
Lemon essential oil
Use finger to rub lemon oil over the goo, gum etc.
Quickly removes sticker sticky glue from labels.  Great for removing sticky sticker glue from car windows etc.
Pour a 3lb. box of kosher salt or epsom salt or sea salt to a large bowl or container
Then add 20-25 drops of lavender essential oil or orange, or lemon, peppermint, wintergreen, clove -or your favorite essential oil or blend of oils.
Whisk together, making sure to spread the oils throughout the salt.
Pour softener mix into an airtight container. I prefer the large half gallon Mason Jar for storing mine.
To use add 1/2 cup to your laundry and wash as usual. This formula is safe for newer HE washers.
Save the scented fabric sheets for keeping mice out of garage or shed.  Mice are smart, they do not want to be around the chemicals.
3 drops tangerine
3 drops lemon
1 drop peppermint
4 drops of Joy
3 drops of Lemon
3 drops Citrus Fresh
3 drops lemon
1 drop Spearmint
2 drops Peace & Calming
2 drops stress away
2 drops lime
3 drops Bergamot
3 drops grapefruit
2 drops lime
my favorite diffuser blend, because my grandkids tell me this smells like rain
4 drops of  Lemon
3 drops of Vetiver

March 27, 2018


              THESE ARE THE YES FOODS:
Low glycemic carb vegetables,
We need to AVOID these High Glycemic foods.
White potatoes
Too many bananas. grapes, cherries, watermelon
Many breakfast cereals, including puffed rice, corn flakes, etc
Soda, all soda
Cookies and crackers
Fruit juices
These high glycemic foods make your sugar spike way high.   Never eat corn, soybeans (estrogen) or canola oil.  Always try to eat organically raised foods.
Our ground water and municipal water contain pesticide Roundup plus a lot more poison.  AND, due to lies & lobbying of Monsanto,  CALIFORNIA has just

set limits for  Roundup in their drinking water to 1000 times higher than the amount shown to increase breast cancer growth by up to 1300%
Today our modern fruits are much higher in sugar not at all like fruits 100 years ago.
Most grains are too rich in carbs to be too good for us unless change them to be resistant,  by cooking and then cooling.  Same with potatoes. The original potato from Peru was a fine food.. Now they are a  high glycemic potato unless you boil it and cool it making it resistant.
Crops are now being picked in Florida &  we watched workers toss dead plant tops in back of one truck and crops for human consumption into back of another truck.   Plants were sprayed with Herbicide glyphosate which is the active ingredient in the weed killer Roundup®,  to kill the vegetation for faster crop harvesting.   Humans are going to eat this harvest sprayed with glyphosate which is a major cause in the rise of chronic diseases in last 20 years, Breast cancer, testicular cancer, brain cancer –
Today, glyphosate is sprayed directly on crops like corn, soybeans, sugar beets, canola, wheat, oats, barley as well as many fruits, nuts and vegetables, even spinach.
The next time you go grocery shopping & fill your cart with items containing bread, pasta, cereals made with GMO wheat, corn  & processed foods containing canola and soybean oil think about the following health conditions glyphosate has been shown to cause: ADHD, Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, birth defects, breast cancer, celiac disease, gluten intolerance, chronic kidney disease, colitis, heart disease, hypothyroidism, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease, ALS, MS Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Parkinson’s disease, pregnancy problems, obesity, respiratory illnesses.
And it is not what we are last week, but it has built up in what we’ve eaten in the last 20 years !!!!!  There is a huge cumulative affect to this pesticide.
 …. You can make your own homemade weed killer using vinegar and salt. spray over weeds for perfect results and no chemicals….

March 19, 2018

Reduce the aging pathway and those diseases will take care of themselves.  That’s all connected to how we eat.   The problem is we like to eat, and eating is critical to keeping us alive.
You’ve heard of fasting and how it encourages the body to live longer.
In my research I found both Dr Mercola and Cell biologist Valter Longo have articles on testing Yeast and aging.
Here is the site to read Dr Mercola’s findings.  And below this I will write up Valter Longo’s findings.    It is all related to SUGAR…

How a Fasting-Mimicking Diet Can Help You Live Longer
We all are aware of Dr. Mercola, but we need to also know  Valter Longo (who is 50 yrs old and lives in Genoa, Italy) He is an Italian-American biogerontologist and cell biologist known for his studies on the role of starvation and nutrient response genes on cellular protection aging and diseases and for proposing that longevity is regulated by similar genes and mechanisms in our bodies  This man  carried out testing on yeast and aging – to find healthy aging..  He started with yeast because yeast live just a few days and all 6000 of their genes are known. It’s easy to make mutations and delete a gene and see what happens. 
Here is what Valter Longo found
 In yeast, if all nutrients are taken away from the yeast except for water, they live twice as long.   Then if nutrients are added back,  one at a time, the only one that accelerates aging… the ONLY one, is SUGAR.   Sugar activates two aging genes  – and inactivates (stops) enzymes that protect against oxidation.     Boom, there he was. He found a key pathway in the gene signaling pathway that caused aging.
He discovered that dwarf yeast and mice lived 2-6 times longer, so he sought out populations of dwarf humans in Ecuador,  the  Laron Syndrome folks, who are tiny dwarfs that smoke, drink, eat fried food and don’t get any diseases of aging like diabetes and heart disease.

Studying that population found that their defect in their growth hormone gene forced their body to go into constant regeneration mode. Studies of their brains showed that their brains were much younger in function than the rest of their bodies. That was the key. Regeneration mode. What on earth was going on? He suddenly found his ideas being accepted. Even the Pope wanted in, and he took some of his Laron buddies off to Rome to review his finding.

Little People of Ecuador: Laron Syndrome May … – NBC News

Watch video · In the remote villages of Ecuador, 100 very small people may hold the key to a huge medical breakthrough. They all suffer from Laron Syndrome, an incredibly rare genetic disorder that stops them from growing taller than 4 feet but also seems to protect them against cancer and diabetes and maybe even …

Starting with that research, Longo noted that aging is the risk factor that is common to all disease.  The older you get, the higher your chances of getting…… name it, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s.

So, start with that problem. Reduce the aging pathway and those diseases will take care of themselves. That’s why the Laron stayed “healthy”, despite all their bad habits. So, can we duplicate that by changing the way we eat?  We sure can  – Yup.
Sugar causes  destruction of cells  in the body and increases the level of insulin which can cause cell death.  This is the root cause of aging in humans.   Simply, sugar turns on cell aging and extra protein turns on growth hormone cell aging.
 Alter those two (sugar and extra protein) and presto, change, you have gotten to the root cause of aging in humans. That discovery, that these two pathways are fundamental to all life on this planet, starting with yeast and moving all the way up to humans, is Longo’s key contribution to modern understanding of aging.
 I’m enthralled with the beauty of creation. From yeast up to humans, we can follow the same biological processes down at the cellular level, and then follow them up through all biology. The Laron People have a terrible mutation in that they end up being only 3-4 feet tall, and then live to 90 with no diseases. And all of this is connected to how we eat
 Fabrizio Science 2001, Science Translational Med, JBC, PNAS, Genetics,
Dr John Whitcomb
Dr. Mercola


March 5, 2018

Sniffing /inhaling grapefruit oil can decrease food intake and stimulate fat breakdown if you add a drop or two to your hot coffee, hot tea or water and stir it in.

Orange oil can help with depression.   Lavender oil for burns and even for gangrene

inhaling peppermint oil can boost energy levels

Clary sage oil decreases cortisol
Rosemary oil can increase memory

inhaling lemon oil can decrease nausea and Neorli oil can decrease pain.

You can just simply open up a bottle and sniff the oil, place some in palm of hands and rub hands together and take in a breath and sniff in, or diffuse the oils in the room.

Very effective for people fighting anxiety and panic attacks or stress and for nausea

If you are diffusing, be cautious as some oils can stain the counter top, it can even get up on top of your fan blades in ceiling fans as the oils will mix with the dust in the air, and if you brush the dust off of the fan blades it can fall on the carpeting and stain the carpet, so be cautious with using these oils on surfaces.

Get a 2 ounce spray bottle and put in 10 drops of witch hazel, 10 drops of organic grain alcohol and 10 drops of an essential oil, I use Thieves oil for its sanitizing and cleaning properties (the grain alcohol is optional and can be left out.   I often put 10 drops of Thieves oil in a 2 ounce spray bottle (like the one Thieves spray comes in) and just add 10 drops witch hazel, 10 drops thieves and fill with water, shake and you have a good spray for hands, feet, even spray in mouth and throat to kill germs.  I also keep a spray bottle inside back garage door and spray the bottoms of my shoes before I come into the house.   We walk on all kinds of horrible germs and our shoes are so dirty, then we walk into the house and at some point we are walking barefoot or stocking feet and germs are on our skin.  Remember our skin is our 3rd lung.     What goes on the skin goes into the body.    We do not wear shoes in the house, but a person does need to walk into the house to get shoes off usually.    Think about walking in your bedroom area with street shoes and then walking barefoot .    This keeps germs out of house.   In Japan you do not wear any shoes in the homes, they know germ control.

Actually walking barefoot is so important.   There has been studies done which has proven that so many athletic runners actually die young with heart issues, because they wear tight tennis shoes most of the time, even having metal in toe area for protection.    This does not allow the magnetic connection to happen in the heart which a person gets when they walk barefoot or in stocking feet.    We need to be grounded to the earth, we are earth bodies.    In good weather, every morning I walk across my back yard barefoot especially before the dew is gone.    This grounds my body and is heart healthy.   We actually need to walk in dirt and on grass.   We need to get our hands in good dirt too.  So do our children.

Sleepy time spritzer:  10 drops lavender, 10 drops Roman Chamomile, 5 drops Vetiver, 10 drops organic grain alcohol or witch hazel, fill remainder of bottle with water, gently shake and spry your pillow and you will have a restful sleep.   This is also good for mood boost, energy boost in morning or for nausea issues.  Get rid of you perfumes and use this for your spray perfume.  I love Yang Yang for a perfume.

You can order an inhaler on Amazon which looks like a lipstick tube.  Inside is a cotton tube and you put 20 drops of any essential oil in a glass or ceramic bowl/cup and then dip the cotton tube into the essential oil and it will draw the oil up into the cotton tube, and then close the lid up over it.   This will fit in your purse to inhale for sniffles, energy boost etc.    When driving I use one with peppermint which keeps a driver really alert.  Thieves for cold, flu, viral issues – etc.

You can use essential oils as a steamer by putting a few drops of Eucalyptus and a few drops of Peppermint in boiling water, then put a towel over your head, like  tent, and breathe in the oils which will clear the sinus.

Inhaling essential oils are a powerful tool for your health.

We need to be aware that there are some precautions we need to take when diffusing essential oils, always use a diffuser in a well ventilated room, especially around pets and children.   Do not put a pet in a kennel, close the door and have a diffuser running.  Do not put the diffuser right next to a baby crib or next to a child’s bed.  Make sure the door is open or a window is open a bit if it is spring like weather.

Remember, use the oils that work for you.  We are all different and what works for me might not work for you.  Experiment and see which oils your body wants and will use.

Children or women who have been abused or went through a very traumatic experience, a scent will re-trigger the event.   So if for example lavender was the scent the person smelled,, this could re-trigger this event all over.    So use oils that work with, not against the system.

On the positive side, say you smell a rose and it reminds you of the most wonderful day you and your spouse had, well smelling rose oil can trigger that joyful memory.

Remember, 150 years ago, this was all that many people had to enjoy, burning leaves and flower buds,. crushing leaves and flowers for incense to smell or drink.  Now we are so fortunate to have these precious concentrated compounds of essential oils at our fingertips that have a direct effect on our brains and body chemistry.

Some real life application tips when we think about our day.    Lets start with bedtime, set up the diffuser in your room and the children’s rooms using the sleepy time or restful sleep recipe 3 drops lavender, 3 drops Roman Chamomile, 1 drops Vetiver essential oils.
Fill the diffuser with water,  add the essential oils, turn on the diffuser 10 to 20 minutes before bedtime and run through the night.   ,
Kids love a bedtime essential oil massage time, on the back of the shoulders, along the spine, bottom of the feet  and take whatever is left on your hand and rub into their hair and then cup your hands right over their nose and let them breathe the oils in deeply.   The kids will tell you what oil they really like, and each little body is different and may want different oils than the other child wants.
Get a roller top for your essential oil bottles, and use an empty bottle to fill with sleepy time recipe (I use an empty lavender oil bottle as the oils will still be strong inj that empty bottle.   Then I put in 6 drops of Lavender oil,  drops Clary sage oil,  1 drop sweet Marjoram oil in this empty bottle, fill with a carrier oil (olive oil, grape seed oil) put roller top on and shake.
A really good blend for children who have had a really busy crazy day, is blending Peppermint and Lavender oils together in carrier oils and massaged in their bodies, this is wonderful for bedtime.
You can also use any of these blends on your own neck, shoulders, wrists, ankles and legs while reflecting on your day and focus on at least one thing you were grateful for today, and remember to thank God for this wonderful day.
Do the kids massage before your turn on the diffuse in the room, or do the massage in another room – otherwise you or the child will become sleepy before the end of this massage routine.   So with children, maybe the rule is when Mom leaves the room turn on the diffuser.
I love topical application because the child and you are both smelling the oils and getting them into your system.
Our brains take in the oils and sends the oils to just where you need them in the body.
Now how about our morning routine with oils, you can prepare and preset the diffusers in the living areas and kitchen the previous night so they are all ready for early morning when you wake up and get busy in the kitchen.  I start all of them at the same time in the morning so they are diffusing in the main rooms.   My favorite morning diffusing oils are 10 drops Peppermint oil, 5 drops sweet orange or orange oil, 5 drops spearmint oil and 5 drops clove oil.   I call it my performance booster blend. Sometimes I will add 5 drops of Brain Power too.    This could be put into a bowl (2 drops each) and then the cotton tube from an inhaler dipped in to saturate the cotton and close lid, and you have an all day performance booster inhaler.    This starts your day, and what a wonderful aroma to your kitchen or living rooms to smell these oils.
You can do an immune booster diffuser recipe using and of the Eucalyptus oils, Thieves oil, Immu power, etc.
These oils help the body balance and homeostasis.  Remember Peppermint oil can be used for both calming and energy boosting blends.
We have to find what oil or what blend works for you
You are creating an environment around your home every day. and we can enjoy an abundant day ahead for us.
I like the rule of:  Proper planning prevents poor performance  (called the  5 P’s).   By filling the diffusers just before heading to bed all I need to do in the morning is press the on button and it is all set. Same with the children’s school lunches, I made them the night before.  Mornings can be such a rush, and you do not want emotions or frustrations erupting as the kids go off to school or your husband out the door to work, or for yourself.
Enjoy the oils in good health…………
February 26, 2018

apples-pears(NaturalHealth365) Around 800,000 people per year have a stroke – in the United States alone – and, this avoidable health problem is the fifth leading cause of death in the nation. Those who survive a stroke are often left with a serious disability, including the loss of muscle functioning and motor control in portions of the body.

However, exciting research results out of Holland show that the simple act of adding more apples and pears to your diet can help to prevent incidents of stroke by up to 52 percent. The researchers believe that the high content of quercetin, a potent antioxidant in white-fleshed fruits is what gives these foods their healing power.

Of course, it should be noted that, most fruits and vegetables that have white flesh tend to be loaded with quercetin – not just apples and pears. {but, there’s more good news to this story – below)

The more apples and pears you eat, the lower your stroke risk

For the study, 20,000 people kept detailed records about the foods they ate daily over a 10 year period. When the data was analyzed, it showed participants who ate high amounts of fruit with white flesh, in particular apples and pears, showed a 52 percent reduced risk of having a stroke.

For every additional 25 g of white fruits and vegetables a person consumed, their risk of stroke fell by 9 percent. That old adage about ‘an apple (or more) a day keeps the doctor away’ seems to also apply to strokes.

Quercetin, in apples and pears, is the key to reducing blood clots

The biggest stroke risk factors include high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Smoking is also a risk factor, and quitting smoking while also eating more apples and pears has been shown to reduce stroke risk even further.

In addition, family history plays a role in overall stroke risk, but lifestyle choices (without a doubt) can make all the difference in avoiding a stroke in your older years.

The quercetin found in high amounts in white-fleshed fruits is known for its ability to support cellular health and functioning. It also inhibits inflammatory cytokines production – which is known to assist in blood clotting regulation.

We should also remember that clogged arteries are a main cause of a stroke – so, diet is a sensible way to maintain a healthy circulatory system.

Natural (safe) ways to dramatically reduce your risk of a stroke

In addition to apples and pears: bananas, grapefruit, onions and legumes contain quercetin. However, taking a quercetin supplement can also help to bring you anti-stroke benefits.

The recommended dose of quercetin is generally 250 mg per day, but you should check with your doctor to determine the ideal dose for you.

Other foods and supplements that can help to create a dietary defense against stroke include omega-3 fats, CoQ10, garlic, pomegranate, citrus fruits, vinpocetine and green tea.  Naturally, engaging in regular physical activity and maintaining an ideal body weight, blood pressure and cholesterol levels will also help to reduce your stroke risk.
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Mason jars have been all the rage for a long time. Homesteaders have used them to preserve the harvest to last throughout the year and generation after generation jars, canning recipes, and family tradition has been passed down the line. Vintage mason jars have such beauty their appeal is decorative as well as functional. New jars are inexpensive and readily available making it no wonder that most households have at least a small collection on the go.
As we get start thinking spring, I would like to offer some fun suggestions for your Mason jars.   We should all be using glass containers instead of plastic which leaches into our foods.    I love Mason Jars, and here was some really wonderful and clever ideas for our Mason Jars.  All these lids fit on your Mason jars.
Did you know that the top of your parmesan cheese container fits small mouth Mason jar?    It does
Did you know you can fit a muffin or cup cake paper fits over a Mason Jar and using a ring and screw it over the muffin paper.
Did you know you could cut the top off of a Morton salt container and it will fit on a Mason Jar and provide you with a nice spout for pouring, tighten on the jar with a regular ring top.
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February 19, 2018

For the past few weeks we have had our focus on viral infections, specifically the flu virus.    But, this week I wanted to share with you about benefits of PEPPERMINT essential oil.  This is taken from an article by Ty Bollinger via 

Till next week, be in good health,

In a hurry? Click here to read the Article Summary…

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) is one of the most loved essential oils. And no wonder, as it’s incredibly beneficial for so many diverse health problems. Read on to discover different ways to use peppermint essential oil to improve your health (some of which are rather surprising!), along with what research has uncovered about this amazingly healing oil.

Peppermint Through the Ages

It is believed that prehistoric people used peppermint medicinally, but of course there are no records in existence for us to draw upon. Peppermint is one of the world’s oldest medicines though. It has a long history of documented use, going back as far as Roman times when the Roman naturalist Pliny the Elder described its use. Ancient Romans and Greeks used peppermint to flavor food, wine, and sweets. Aristotle mentions peppermint being used as an aphrodisiac! The ancient Egyptians were also known to have grown and used peppermint.

Peppermint begins to be mentioned for therapeutic uses in Europe in the mid-18th century. Traditional herbalists used peppermint mainly for relieving digestive difficulties such as stomach aches, gas, diarrhea, and indigestion. It was also used in the treatment of colds, flu, nervous disorders, cholera, and to ease tension headaches. Peppermint is still being used for many of these complaints today.

How is Peppermint Essential Oil Made?

Peppermint essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves and stems of the plant. The phytochemicals (natural plant-based chemicals) found within a good quality, medicinal grade peppermint essential oil are noteworthy. They include menthol, which is the most abundant phytochemical in peppermint oil, up to 50%. Also important are menthone, menthofuran, menthyl acetate, 1.8-cineole, pulegone, perillyl alcohol, limonene, beta-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene. Many of these phytochemicals are currently being studied for their anti-cancer benefits.

Peppermint also contains flavonoids, primarily eriocitrin, luteolin, and hesperidin. As with many plants, the phytochemical profile of peppermint varies according to the season it is harvested and environmental growing conditions.

13 of the Best Uses (from A-Z) for Peppermint Essential Oil

1. Anti-cancer:

There exists a multitude of research studies on peppermint. Much of the anti-cancer benefits of peppermint are due to its phytochemical content. Limonene, beta-pinene, and beta-caryophyllene are all highly anti-cancer phytochemicals with plenty of anti-cancer research on them. In a 2012 animal study reported in the journal PloS Onepeppermint had cytotoxic effects against lung carcinoma, leukemia, and gastric cancer cells. This same research indicated peppermint was a potent anti-inflammatory, important in cancer because cancer is such a pro-inflammatory process in the body. Researchers also found peppermint to have antioxidant properties.

Another animal study reported in 2014 in the Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine found that peppermint inhibited the initiation and promotion of tongue cancer in mice. It also showed that peppermint has a chemopreventive (“chemo” means cancer) effect.

A 2015 study released in the American Journal of Cancer Research found that perillyl alcohol (one of the phytochemicals in peppermint, referred to as “POH” in the study) was effective for those with malignant brain tumors. The study reported that “clinical trials in Brazil have explored intranasal POH delivery as an alternative to circumvent the toxic limitations of oral administration. In these trials, patients with recurrent malignant gliomas were given comparatively small doses of POH via simple inhalation through the nose. Results from these studies show this type of long-term, daily chemotherapy to be well tolerated and effective.”

These researchers agreed that perillyl alcohol had chemopreventive activity, suppressed tumor growth, and had antiangiogenic properties (the ability of tumors to develop their own blood supply to feed them) both in animals and humans.

An older 2011 in vitro (test tube) study reported in the Internal Journal of Toxicology indicated that peppermint had cytotoxic (“cyto” means cell) activity. It also had anti-cancer activity against six different cancer cell lines − cervical, breast, acute T-cell leukemia, bladder, pancreatic, and colorectal cancer.

Menthol has also recently been studied for its anti-cancer effects, most notably against prostate cancer cells. Two studies reported in 2012 that menthol influences gene expression, has cytotoxic activity, and inhibits the proliferation (spread) of prostate cancer cells. A study reported in 2009 revealed that menthol enhances the anti-proliferative activity of vitamin D3 in prostate cancer.

2. Antimicrobial:

There are a number of studies attesting to the antimicrobial properties of peppermint, making it great for wound healing, respiratory infections, tonsillitis, bronchitis, laryngitis. One particular study found peppermint oil to be potent against E. coli. It also inhibited bacteria exhibiting resistance to antibiotic drugs, Shigella sonei, Staphylococcus aureus, and Micrococcus flavus.Hospitals, take note!

3. Digestive Aid:

Peppermint oil is amazingly healing for the digestive tract. There are many studies on peppermint oil and its ability to relieve the symptoms of IBS  (irritable bowel syndrome). A 2007 Italian study reported in the Journal of Digestive Liver Disease found a 50% reduction in the symptoms of IBS for 75 percent of patients who used peppermint oil. That is truly significant! Peppermint has  powerful antispasmodic properties, which is probably why it works so well. It is effective for stomach aches, flatulence, and diarrhea.

4. Fever Reduction:

While it isn’t a good idea to break a fever at its very onset (a fever is the body’s way of killing invading microbes), there are times when you may need to step in and reduce it. Peppermint oil works very well for this. See “Tips for Using” below for more on how it works.

5. Fungal Infections:

Fungal infections are problematic and can be difficult to eradicate. Candida albicans is especially hard to get rid of. Recent research (2015) indicated the phytochemicals within peppermint oil exerted powerful anti-fungal activity and was quite effective against candida.

6. Headaches & Migraines:

A 2016 research study in Germany found that topical treatment with peppermint oil was significantly more effective in treatment of tension headaches than a placebo. It was also comparable to the efficacy of acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin) and paracetamol (Tylenol). Peppermint oil helps to relieve migraines as well. A 2010 Iranian study on menthol found that pain, nausea, and the other symptoms associated with migraines were much improved by applying menthol to the forehead and temples of 35 patients with migraines.

7. Nausea:

Peppermint has long been used as a treatment for nausea. It is also effective, however, for chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. A 2013 study found that both peppermint and spearmint reduced the intensity and frequency of nausea associated with chemotherapy.

8. Pain Relief:

Due in large part to its menthol content, peppermint oil is wonderful for pain relief. Peppermint is good for sore muscles, achy joints, neuralgia, cold sores, fibromyalgia, and many other painful conditions. It appears to work not only by interrupting the pain signal from the sore place to the brain, but also helps to ease pain due to its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

9. Promotes Hair Regrowth:

A Chinese animal study reported in 2014 in Toxicological Research demonstrated that peppermint essential oil may be helpful for hair loss. Animals were divided into four groups, and saline, jojoba oil, minoxidil and peppermint oil were applied to the skin of shaved mice for 4 weeks. Only the peppermint oil group exhibited a significant increase in skin thickness, hair follicle numbers, depth of hair follicles and hair regrowth. The researchers said that at week three, the peppermint oil “remarkably promoted hair growth.” In fact, the growth was better than saline and jojoba and even greater than the minoxidil (Rogaine), a popular hair regrowth drug. Further, they reported that at week four the peppermint oil showed hair regrowth at about 92%, whereas minoxidil about only at 55%.

10. Radioprotective / Neuroprotective:

2010 research reported in the Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics admitted that radiation-induced damage to normal tissues “restricts the therapeutic doses of radiation that can be delivered to tumors and thereby limits the effectiveness of the treatment.” Researchers found that peppermint protected the testes, gastrointestinal tract, and hematopoietic stem cells in mice. In addition, 2013 research on mice published in Cytotechnology found that peppermint played a significant role in protecting neurons from radiation damage.

11. Respiratory Problems:

Peppermint oil contains vitamins C and A, omega-3 fatty acids, and minerals such as phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and potassium − all of which are useful for any condition where mucus is present. It is the menthol content, however, which makes peppermint oil so helpful for respiratory problems. It is a natural decongestant (it dissolves mucus). It has natural anti-histamine properties and will not cause sleepiness.

Peppermint also relaxes the muscles of the respiratory tract − it is a natural bronchodilator.  All of these things, combined with its antibacterial and antiviral benefits, make it excellent for colds, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), exercise-induced asthma, allergies, bronchitis, sinusitis, and flu.

12. Skin Complaints:

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, peppermint essential oil eases skin conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, and psoriasis. It can ease the pain of sunburn and is excellent for chapped lips. Because of its ability to inhibit bacterial growth and reduce inflammation, it’s also wonderful for acne.

13. Weight Loss:

Inhaling peppermint essential oil can stave off the munchies and help you feel full a little more quickly. A 1994 study reported that inhaling peppermint oil affected the satiety center in the hypothalamus. This was a 6-month study with over 3,000 people, during which time the average weight loss experienced was 30 pounds (13.6 kilograms).

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5 Tips For Using Peppermint Essential Oil

  1. For Pain Relief − Massage peppermint oil directly into affected areas. Applied to the skin (transdermally), essential oils are easily absorbed by the body within approximately 20 minutes. See information on dilution in precautions below.
  2. For Respiratory Problems − You can try one of the following techniques:

(a) Diffuse the oil into the room using a cool mist or ultrasonic diffuser. Do not heat essential oils as it diminishes their therapeutic benefits.

(b) Place a drop or two of peppermint oil into the palms of the hands and breathe  in deeply. It will be absorbed into the bloodstream rapidly through the lungs and sinuses. Be careful to avoid the eyes.

(c) For congested sinuses, place one drop of peppermint oil in the palm of your hand, lick it off with your tongue, and then place your tongue on the soft palate (the roof of your mouth). Breathe in. Instant relief!

  1. For Reducing a Fever − in a bowl, put one teaspoon of an organic carrier oil (eg. olive, coconut, or almond), add 1 drop of peppermint essential oil. Mix it and apply the oil to the bottoms of the feet and back of the neck. Check your temperature again in 30 minutes or so − it should be reduced by one or two degrees. See precautions below if working with a child.
  1. For Indigestion or Stomach Ache − rub one drop of peppermint oil across the stomach. You can also take it internally in a capsule with a glass of water. Or simply put one drop in a glass of water and mix it (no, oil and water don’t combine well, but the oil will disperse to a degree) and drink the water.
  1. For Hair Regrowth − do a skin test first on a small patch of skin to ensure your scalp is not overly sensitive to peppermint oil. Wait 30 minutes or so − if no irritation occurs, proceed. In a small glass bowl add two drops of peppermint oil to one tablespoon of a good organic carrier oil such as jojoba or coconut. Massage the oil into the scalp and leave for at least half an hour. Remember the research study above showed the best results after week four, so be persistent. Be sure no oil gets in the eyes.

Precautions When Working With Peppermint Essential Oil

If you intend to use peppermint essential oil medicinally, it’s important that your essential oil supplier knows what they are doing when growing and distilling the herb. Only buy from a trusted source and organic is best.

Be aware that peppermint essential oil is extremely condensed. One drop of peppermint oil has the menthol content of over 20 cups of peppermint tea. Be extremely cautious when using peppermint on or near the face, especially with children. Never apply essential oils anywhere near eyes or ears. Be sure to dilute with an organic carrier oil if you have sensitive skin.

Always dilute peppermint for children. It is recommended to avoid using peppermint oil with children under two unless you absolutely need to (for instance, for reducing fever). From six months up to six years of age, use one drop of peppermint essential oil to 4 teaspoons of carrier oil. For children over six years, elderly adults, or pregnant women, use 1 drop of peppermint oil per teaspoon of carrier oil.

It is not recommended to use any essential oil as a stand-alone treatment for cancer or the other disorders mentioned in this article. However, when used in combination with other therapies, both natural and conventional, essential oils can play a wonderful role in the healing process.



February 12, 2018

According to Dr. Mercola, the world we are living in is stress filled with mostly mental stress, this can lead to insulin resistance.

Stress does not act as a singular force on your body but rather acts like a snowball rolling down a mountain, gradually building in size and speed until it’s virtually impossible to control. As stress builds in your body, it influences everything from your mood and brain function to your heart health and risk of both acute illness and chronic disease, including cancer.

When you become stressed your body also secretes cortisol and glucagon, both of which affect your blood sugar levels as well.1 On a metabolic level, when you’re stressed and your body enters “fight or flight” mode, glucose is released in order to give your muscles the energy needed to run and escape whatever is threatening you. In the modern day, there’s a good chance that threat is more mental than physical, however, which means you won’t need that extra energy after all.

The end result is that your body must produce more insulin to keep your blood sugar levels in check, and when you’re stressed out, your blood sugar levels will probably stay elevated much longer than they would otherwise, ultimately promoting weight gain and Type 2 diabetes.

Blood Sugar Levels Take Six Times Longer to Return to Normal When You’re Stressed

According to an article on, patients with diabetes no longer need to rely on drugs to manage their blood sugar. Eating the right combination of “food[s], herbs, and spices” can help boost their insulin sensitivity.

The hormone insulin makes cells “open up” and take in glucose from the blood, but with insulin resistance, cells are desensitized to insulin. This forces the body to produce more glucose, which cells refuse to take in. The end result is your insulin levels rising above the normal levels.

Chronically high insulin levels may lead to “rapid weight gain, premature aging, high blood pressure, heart disease, and higher cancer risks,” and, eventually, type-2 diabetes.

These eight herbs, spices, and foods can help restore your cells’ sensitivity to insulin. (Related: Research: Reduce insulin resistance with omega-3 fatty acids.)

  1. Berries — Studies have confirmed that after eating berries, the body “needs less insulin for sugar balance after a meal.” Eat strawberries, bilberries, lingonberries, chokeberries, cranberries, and blackberries.
  2. Berberine –– A bitter compound found in the roots of several plants like goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape, studies show that berberine is almost as effective as prescription diabetes drugs. Participants who took berberine “significantly decreased their fasting blood glucose, and their after-meal blood glucose.” Berberine also minimized both fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels and the patients’ insulin resistance went down by 45 percent. In a separate study, berberine proved to be just as effective as “metformin, glipizide, and rosiglitazone,” three of the top diabetes drugs on the market. Berberine has the bonus of not having any serious side effects.
  3. Black Seed (aka Nigella sativa) — In a study, 94 diabetic patients who received two grams of Nigella sativa capsules showed “significantly reduced fasting blood glucose and insulin resistance.”
  4. Cinnamon — Cinnamon helps normalize blood sugar levels in type-2 diabetics by improving a patient’s ability to respond to insulin. Cinnamon or cinnamon extracts help lower fasting blood glucose levels.
  5. Ginger — Participants in a study that received three one-gram capsules of ginger powder reduced their fasting blood sugar by 10.5 percent. In a separate study, it was confirmed that 1600 milligrams (mg) of ginger per day boosted eight markers of diabetes such as insulin sensitivity.
  6. Olive leaf extract — In a study, a group that received capsules containing olive leaf extract lowered their insulin resistance by at least 15 percent. Olive leaf extract also boosted the productivity of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas by 28 percent. The extract has the same effect as “common diabetic therapeutics” such as metformin.
  7. Spirulina — In a randomized study of insulin-resistant patients, participants who received 19 g of spirulina daily increased their insulin sensitivity by a whopping 224.7 percent.
  8. Turmeric — In 2009, a study determined that curcumin, an active compound in turmeric, was “500 to 100,000 times more effective than the prescription drug [m]etformin at activating glucose uptake.”

Other foods that can boost insulin sensitivity

Here are other foods that you can eat to help boost your insulin sensitivity:

You can learn more about other foods that can help reverse insulin resistance at

February 5, 2018
Another week has arrived and it is February, spring is just around the corner now.
 I will touch on how to plant your seeds to get a quick start to your garden in up coming newsletters.   What fun to enjoy growing and harvesting our own vegetables and have the children help too, they will eat more if they are part of the harvest.
Instead of typing up information for all of us in this weeks newsletter, I wanted to share these two articles from Dr Mercola for everyone to read through, and watch the videos.
This is awesome information, we need to be aware of this.
Flu is not what is killing most of the reported flu deaths around our country, it is sepsis and easily treated with intravenous (IV) vitamin C, hydrocortisone and thiamine,2 which has been shown to reduce sepsis mortality from 40 to a mere 8.5 percent,
and do not forget to take Vitamin D-3 because we have lack of sunshine this time of year.
Remember bone broth, colloidal silver also.

Special Alert: Why Some People Are Dying From the Flu (It’s Not What You Think)

You need to know what researchers are discovering about this year’s virulent strain, in case you or a loved one develops the flu and you fear it’s taking a turn for the worse. When you need emergency care and what you must immediately tell the responders if you suspect this may be happening. It could save your life.

Top Tips to Boost Your Immunity

There are all kinds of ways you can compromise your immune system and end up getting sick, but there are just as many ways you can work toward restoring your immune system to benefit your whole body, from your brain to your gut. As a result, you may just stave off the flu and the common cold.
January 29, 2018
The enemy of our lives is not Man.   It’s the devil USING OUR OWN VOICE and even in our own accent to try to torment us.   His teeth were knocked out on Calvary and he has no bite  – he is only “gumming” us until WE give it power to damage us by the very words we speak… Watch what you say.
Suggestion:  Remove the words “My arthritis, My cancer, My disease, my aching back,  DO  NOT  take ownership to those destructive issues. Say:  “The word of God says My body is healed by the stripes of Jesus and this “name the issue” is defeated and it has to go in Jesus Name.  Doctors are not the authority on life – remember they are PRACTICING medicine… DO NOT accept the report of Man, but choose to use the report of the Word of God as it truly is medicine when applied.
Remember the scripture, 3 John 1:2 I wish above all that you be in heath and prosper as YOUR SOUL prospers… its what we inwardly feed our soul that prospers us in our bodies outwardly.
So feed your soul the WORD OF GOD, its surgery to our bodies and WILL WORK!
I want to thank Keisha for all of the research she did for  this weeks newsletter about the Best and Worst foods for cold and flu season.

It is that time again! The dreaded cold and flu season. Are you prepared?

Don’t put your trust in the flu shot…the absolute best way to defeat the cold and flu this season is to have a stellar immune system.

How can I get my immune system in tip top shape for cold and flu season?

Simple answer: Watch what you eat!

Here are the top worst foods for cold and flu season:

Here are the top best foods for cold and flu season:

And don’t forget to Hydrate Hydrate Hydrate!

On top of watching what you eat it would be wise to invest in some supplements and essential oils as well.

BONUS #1 – Best Supplements for cold and flu season:

The classics: elderberry syrup, zinc, echinacea, goldenseal, vitamin C.

To go along with the above suggestions I also recommend:

#1 wash hands, wash hands, wash hands.   get Thieves hand sanitizer and carry it with you or make up your own Thieves hand spray by adding 6 to 10 drops of Thieves oil in a tiny spray bottle and fill bottle with water,  carrying it with you where ever you go.   Spray on grocery cart handles, table tops, your own hands etc.   Remember viral germs can live as long as 2 weeks on hard surfaces.

#2: keep your fingers and hands away from your eyes, nose and mouth – this is where the germs enter the body, as well as breathing them in.    Our air is very dry which creates an atmosphere for our eyes or nose to be itchy.  First thing we do is itch with our fingers or hands and nothing dirtier than our hands.  Use a clean Kleenex to itch or rub eyes or nose.   A good finger washing idea is to take a bar of soap ( I recommend using a bar of Thieves soap) and dig your fingernails into the moistened top of the soap getting soap down under the finger nails, then rinse.

For cold symptoms:  Thieves drops to suck on.   Thieves essential oil:  Rubbed on bottom of your feet, then dilute with coconut oil or olive oil and apply on forehead (keeping away from eyes) cheeks, lower throat, chest, upper back  and wrists.    Take 2-3 drops of Thieves oil in warm/hot water or tea, stir up to mix and drink to get it internally.  Can be added to your smoothies also.  Even can put a couple drops on a bread cube and eat, however the clove oil flavor is rather strong.   You may also inhale Thieves oil by diffusing or sniffing your hand after applying a few drops there.  I often will drop 1 drop of Thieves oil under my tongue, it is horribly strong at first till you get use to it, use a bit of olive oil to dilute it, but it goes right into the system faster this way.

Should any oil ever get into eyes, place olive oil in palm of hand and bend over putting eye into your palm with the olive oil and blink several times getting the olive oil into your eye.   It will stop the burning.  You may see the oil in your vision with rainbow of colors for a bit, this is normal.

Recipes for cold using essential oils in empty capsules:

Cold Blend #1: 2 drops lemon, 4 drops Eucalyptus radiate, 5 drops rosemary,4 drops peppermint & 3 drops cypress.  Put in empty capsule and take with water.

Cold Blend #2:  5 drops rosemary, 4 drops RC, 4 drops frankincense, 1 drop oregano & 2 drops peppermint.  Put in empty capsule and take with water.
If you do not have empty pill capsules, these oils can be mixed together in warm water or milk and drank.  Remember they are powerfully strong, but the flavor doesn’t last too long.

Bath Blend for relief of cold symptoms:   2 drops eucalyptus Radiata, 5 drops frankincense, 6 drops spruce, & 8 drops wintergreen.  Stir the oils into 1/2 cup Epsom salt or baking soda, then add the mixture to hot bath water while the tub is filling.   Fill tub quite high.  Soak in the hot bath until water cools.

Congestive cough:  Use Eucalyptus globulus, Peppermint (if taking in liquid use a toothpick to get a tiny amount to use and dip in oil and into your liquid as extremely strong) , RC, Raven, marjoram, hyssop, Thieves, Melrose, Idaho balsam fir.  Also you can mix up raw Honey and lemon juice mixture and swallow.

Mix 1 or 2 drops (except for peppermint, see above) of any one of these or a combination you have available into warm water, milk, juice making it like a syrup  and sip or drink slowly.

Mix a few drops or use one alone and diffuse.  If you have no diffuser, you can make one by putting the oils into a small pan half full of water and turn on the burner to medium just bring to simmer and turn on low to diffuse into the room.  But do get a few diffusers to have in different rooms, especially the bedrooms.   They are available at Young Living or at Healthy Concepts on Westhill Blvd, and not that expensive.

Mix up a few drops of any of those oils and put in warm water and gargle

Topical compress:  sprinkle over warm moist wash cloth or small towel and apply 1-2 times daily over chest, over throat and on upper back.

Mucus expectorant blend:   Using essential oils you will obtain faster and stronger results by inhalation than by ingesting the oils.   So diffuse or inhale a blend of:  3 drops lemon, 3 drops Eucalyptus globulus, & 2 drops pine.


For Influenza:   First essential oils suggested for flu are Ravensara and Immupro , then Thieves, Exodus II, Di-Gize and then Inner Defense tablets.
Put any of these or blend of these oils in diffuser/diffusers, apply topically 50/50 blend with coconut oil or olive oil on chest, stomach, lower back 2 to 3 times daily.  These oils may also be added to a warm moist compress over lower abdomen.  Easy way is to soak a moist small towel in a blend of these oils in bathroom sink, wring out and place on lower abdomen with a strip of handi-wrap over the moist towel, lay a larger bath towel folded up to keep the oils directly on the area.  Could use a warm heating pad for 20 minutes over the tummy area.
Drink Rice Milk at least 8 ounces 4-5 times a day.  Keep hydrated with good water also.

Influenza bath recipe:

2 drops Eucalyptus Radiata 6 drops frankincense, 3 drops blue cypress, 6 drops spruce, 15 drops ravenssara and 1 drop wintergreen.

Mix these oils thoroughly into 1/4 cup Epson salt or baking soda and then add this mixture into hot bath water while tub is filling (quite high in the tub).  Soak in the tub until the water becomes cool.

God gave us these oils to use for medical epidemics and everyday living.   Always pray over any blend or oils you are using to enhance these oils for our good.

Here’s why homemade electrolyte drink is so easy and  so effective:

The raw honey is naturally anti-microbial and great for infections. (see our post here for more info on raw honey) There may be a myriad of reasons for the dehydration, but in the case of illnesses, raw honey is my go-to sweetener because of it’s beneficial minerals and soothing properties.  Also, the sugar content will help restore low blood sugar levels that are common after bouts of diarrhea or vomiting.

Real, freshly squeezed lemon juice is a natural thirst quencher and helps fight fatigue.  It is also great for fever reduction and a natural source of vitamin C (source).

And finally, the amazing power of sea salt is what gives this drink an extra punch and is what aids in replacing the lost trace minerals and electrolytes.  Make sure that you are NOT using regular ol’ table salt; which has been refined at high temperatures, is often bleached for uniform color, and contains almost no trace minerals.  Sea salt contains all 92 of the vital trace minerals that our bodies need, so make sure to use pure, unrefined, high quality sea salt in order to make sure that you are truly replacing the minerals that are needed during re-hydration. source   

I don’t technically worry about dosage when we have the stomach flu because honestly, you’ll know when they’ve had too much… I simply try to get my kids (and myself and hubby) to sip on this throughout the day as much as possible, or several sips per hour.  This is a basic electrolyte replacement drink , so you don’t just need to use it when you’re sick – it’s ideal for workouts, traveling, and hot summer days.  My hubby does manual labor and in the summer time, I send several containers of this with him to work each day, to make sure that he stays hydrated.

NOTE FOR BABIES: It is not recommended that you give babies under 1 year of age raw honey, so instead, I substitute palm sugar to sweeten the concoction.  It has a very low glycemic index and is rich in Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc and Iron. Here’s a great article about palm sugar and it’s uses.


Dogs are getting the flu also and the only known cure for Dog Flu is Coconut oil.  Of course start out slowly, like with humans, 1/2 teaspoon each meal for week, then 1 teaspoon each meal for another week and then up to 1 tablespoon each meal every day.  Also rub on fur as it soaks in and is not greasy.
I give little dabs of coconut oil as a treat sometimes during the day.


Vitamin C is a potent ally against viral diseases

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and antiviral agent that boosts the immune system and prevents damage from free radicals. It also promotes production of interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected in the first place.

In one study, megadoses of vitamin C (1,000 mg hourly for the first six hours, then dosages of 1,000 mg three times a day) reduced the severity of flu symptoms — by a drastic 85 percent.

When administered in sufficient dosages, vitamin C has caused dramatic recoveries from viral diseases.  For example, in one case, megadoses of vitamin C caused a New Zealand dairy farmer to make a complete recovery from life-threatening swine flu.

In a turn of events documented by “60 Minutes,” Allan Smith developed white-out pneumonia and hairy cell leukemia as complications of swine flu. Placed on life support and in a medically-induced coma, Smith was not expected to survive – until a family member insisted on a course of high-dose intravenous vitamin C.

The results were nothing short of miraculous. Smith’s condition improved within a day – and his improvement continued steadily as long as vitamin C was administered. His condition deteriorated when the vitamin C was abruptly stopped – then resumed as the vitamin was reintroduced.

Check out the amazing video (below) to see how Mr. Smith fully recovered.


Elderberry extract stimulates the action of lymphocytes

Elderberry extract is another effective antiviral warrior that you can enlist in the struggle against influenza. With powerful antioxidant properties, elderberry extract combats free radicals and enhances the immune system by boosting production of disease-fighting lymphocytes.

Sold under the brand name Sambucol, elderberry extract is available in syrups and lozenges. It should be taken at the first sign of flu symptoms.

Echinacea is a time-honored and effective flu remedy

This trusty herbal standby has been shown in studies to inhibit viruses and rev up the immune system. Echinacea is believed to bind to receptors on the surfaces of white blood cells, helping to stimulate infection-fighting processes.

It is available in capsules and liquid form.

Olive leaf extracts attack pathogens

With potent antiviral, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities, olive leaf extract wages all-out war on influenza.

Studies have shown that its active ingredient, oleuropein, can enhance phagocytosis, the process by which immune cells engulf and destroy pathogens. You can take olive leaf extract in capsule or liquid form – and even brew leaves into a soothing tea. (Here’s to a flu-free season!)

Of course, as always, check with a trusted integrative physician to see what’s best for you.


January 20, 2018

Flupocalypse – Yes it is the flu shots themselves that are leading to an increase in influenza infections. 
I touched on the flu as last weeks newsletter topic, and because of the latest intense reporting of flu epidemic in California and the LA Times reporting, I wished to readdress this topic again for all of us.
If you really want to avoid the flu, don’t be injected with heavy metals and viral fragments. Instead, boost your natural immunity using nutrition, healing foods and healthy lifestyle habits and know that our bodies were designed to heal itself.
In truth, the three best things you can do to prevent the flu are:

These are supported by literally thousands of published, peer-reviewed scientific studies   science-supported evidence for these supplements protecting people from influenza, read this piece entitled High-dose zinc supplements found to speed recovery from colds and flu by 300%, which cites a study conducted at the University of Helsinki and published in Open Forum Infectious Diseases

IMPORTANT:  It is the flu shots themselves that are leading to an increase in influenza infections.
The structure is a “perfect” self-perpetuating medical hoax rooted in fake science and relentless media propaganda

But nutrition is not mentioned in the LA Times story or other media propaganda pieces. That’s because their sole purpose is to promote the “flupocalypse” mass hysteria and tie it to a nationwide flu vaccine push that demands mindless, fact-less obedience to medical quackery. Why doesn’t the LA Times teach its readers how to prevent the flu with nutrition and natural substances?  Because that obviously doesn’t promote the profits of the corrupt vaccine industry, which dictates nearly all infectious disease coverage published by the dishonest media.

So predictable. The mainstream propaganda media — all now functioning as prostitutes for the pseudoscience vaccine industry — are claiming a “flupocalypse” is devastating America. The solution? You’re all supposed to get injected with the mercury-laced flu shot, of course, in order to “do your part” to halt the complete destruction of human civilization now being implied by the media propagandists. (These are all the same media outlets that also claim global warming is causing all the freezing cold weather across America, so their grip on scientific reality is obviously lacking.)

“California hospitals face a ‘war zone’ of flu patients,” screams a panicked Los Angeles Times headline. True to the war zone hysteria, the imagery of “triage tents” is invoked to try to mirror scenes from actual battlegrounds. From the LA Times article:

Hospitals across the state are sending away ambulances, flying in nurses from out of state and not letting children visit their loved ones for fear they’ll spread the flu. Others are canceling surgeries and erecting tents in their parking lots so they can triage the hordes of flu patients.

Filled with words like “crisis” and “fear” and “war zone” and “trenches,” the article is a masterpiece of flu vaccine propaganda, relentlessly equating the common flu with scenes from D-Day or the trenches of World War I. This mindless hysteria is predictably interwoven with pseudoscience medical advice that pushes the very same useless flu shot vaccines that contributed to the crisis in the first place. Via the LA Times:

Doctors say that people who haven’t yet gotten the flu shot should still get it. It takes about two weeks to take effect.

The story also utterly fails to mention that flu shots contain mercury, a brain-damaging heavy metal that’s intentionally used as a vaccine preservative called Thimerosal. This toxic mercury is what’s responsible for the increase in spontaneous abortions in pregnant women who receive the shot, as was shockingly demonstrated by a CDC-funded study published last year.

That’s no oversight. The vaccine industry propagandists deliberately withhold such information from the public, even knowing that unborn babies will be killed by those vaccines due to mercury toxicity. The LA Times also withholds this information from the public, actually contributing to the vaccine-induced abortions in women across California. (Then again, life-hating leftists love to abort babies by any means, so this is fully aligned with their overall mission in the first place.)

The media — is false and deliberately deceptive. Far from offering bulletproof protection, flu shots actually make people more vulnerable to influenza infections, which of course contributes to more people catching the flu and then falsely thinking they need more flu shots for “more protection.”

Yet it is the flu shots themselves that are leading to an increase in influenza infections.

Medical studies conducted at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center found that women who received flu vaccines had a weakened immune system response in subsequent years.

Lisa Christian, PhD, the lead researcher on the studies, concluded,

*****  “Growing evidence shows that those who received a flu shot in the prior year have lower antibody responses in the current year.”  ****

The flu vaccine, in other words, perpetuates the myth that flu vaccines are needed by ensuring influenza spreads more rapidly than would otherwise occur. In effect, flu vaccines spread the very infections that generate more demand for flu vaccines. The structure is a “perfect” self-perpetuating medical hoax rooted in fake science and relentless media propaganda.
Anyone who has taken prescription medications are given an insert sheet on the medication and we are asked to read the precautions on this insert sheet.
Well there is an insert sheet (which no one is shown)  for the  Flulaval flu vaccine, which openly admits, “…there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL.”  FLULAVAL insert, it says in black and white text, “Safety and effectiveness of FLULAVAL in pediatric patients have not been established.” And,  “FLULAVAL has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility.”

And if you really want to avoid the flu, don’t let the toxic pharma industrial complex inject you with heavy metals and viral fragments. Simply boost your natural immunity using the nutrition, healing foods and lifestyle habits that your body was designed to leverage for your protection
* Information is from Health Ranger.
I wanted to share this healthy alternative to flush out an  ear infection in this weeks newsletter as an addendum to this weeks newsletter –   particularly because so many of you have had issues with flu or colds, and ear infections could follow a cold or flu infection.
Earaches are downright miserable. Of my 4 children, only one was bothered with earaches following any cold bug.  I remember her crawling along the hallway on her  hands and knees, to dizzy to walk and in horrible pain.   I laid her on her side and looked into her ears.  Her ear canal was actually closed completely up in both ears.  I immediately got out the bottle of Mullen Garlic oil.  Instructions were to put the oil on a cotton ball and let the oil slowly roll into the ear canal.  This was impossible with closed over ear canals.  So I put drops in one ear with her laying on her side.   Told her to lay there a bit.  It took 10 minutes before the oil finally went down into the canal, then we did the other side.
I shared this information with our family pediatrician who also (at that time- 1975) did not like to dispense so many antibiotics.     He later informed me that he ordered a case of Mullen Garlic oil and put his patients on this oil for infections with excellent results instead of using Amoxicillin.    Of course, today this would not happen.
Do not  use Q-tips or other instruments.   Rule: put nothing smaller than your elbow in your ears.
Mullen Garlic oil can be purchased at a health food store.
Sometimes the garlic oil is not enough to relieve the pain  and that is when it is time to turn to “onion juice” .
While you prepare the onion juice, you could have the child try and relax in a warm bath tub, sometimes the warm moist air will loosen up the drainage in the ear, but also take the child’s mind off of the discomfort.  Do not leave the child alone if they are young.
  1. Turn oven on to 450 degrees and place onion inside on a pan (no preheating). I let it cook for about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove onion from oven and allow it to cool long enough to be able to handle (it was still warm).
  3. Once the onion was cooled down slightly  cut it in half and squeez over a small bowl. The onion juice comes easily and you only need a bit. (If there is any ‘stuff’ in the juice, strain it easily by pouring it through a piece of paper towel or a very thin cloth.)
  4. The juice should be cool enough to use at this point. Using a medicine eye  dropper, put a few drops into the ear keeping head tilted to one side to retain the juice for several minutes. (Do this for at least a few minutes, but more is good.)  Then repeat on the other side.
  5. This should relieve the pain and your little one will feel much better and be able to rest peacefully.   You will feel better too.
  6.  You could add a few drops a few hours later or the next morning.
  7. This is also good for adults as well.

Onions contain anti-bacterial, healing and anti-inflammatory properties that quickly and effectively sooth and calm the infected ear, allowing the body to heal without the inflamation and pressure causing pain.

Earaches and infections can become very serious and I encourage you to use your intuition and best judgement. Consult a trusted physician if you are ever in doubt or if the ear infection does not improve.

I buy a small bag of small “cheap” onions during wintertime and I peel 3 a day and cut them in half.  I also cut the bottom and top off so the onion can sit on a small saucer.  I place one center side cut up on 6 small plates or saucers and put one in each room of the house, living room, kitchen, bathroom, each bedroom.   After a bit there will be no onion smell.   These onions will collect virus and bacteria floating in the air of each room.  In the morning I toss all the onions away in a bag and place in the garbage can.   And cut up more onions.   This is a cheap way to kill bacteria and virus bugs.


January 15, 2018

Let’s all make the decision to take good care of ourselves in 2018 – like you never have before so we don’t fall back into the same old patterns.    What are you deciding to do – lose weight, eat better, break bad habits.
I have a few thoughts for you
If weight loss is on your New Years list, I want to encourage you to get serious.   Obesity is the second leading cause of cancer behind smoking which is another habit to break.
Clinical trials of CLA safflower Oil have proven that women who  used the CLA Safflower Oil Dietary Supplement were able to lose and average of 21 pounds in one month and with continued use kept the weight off.   This is considered a very safe oil to use.
Mediterranean diet has proven to lower the risk of potentially life-threatening conditions such as cancer, heart disease, obesity and diabetes. Researchers believe that olive oil and olive leaf extract play a major role in conferring these benefits.   olive leaf extract, it’s made from olive leaves and offers a richer source of the natural plant compound – oleuropein –

Olive leaf extract helps to reduce the risk of a heart attack

Olive leaf extract can significantly lower blood levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, promoting cardiovascular health. prevents its oxidation – which is one of the first steps in the development of atherosclerosis.

Also, olive leaf extracts reduces the “stickiness” of blood platelets, directly preventing formation of arterial plaque and cutting risk of heart attack and stroke.

Counter the negative effects of influenza, colds plus much more…

In the 1800’s, crushed olive leaves were served in drinks to lower fevers, and brewed into teas to treat malaria. Two hundred years later, studies are confirming olive leaf extracts powerful antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial effects.  It also destroys Candida albicans fungus and E. coli bacteria as well. Researchers say that olive leaf extract can combat both influenza and shingles – AND  the common cold. .

Olive leaf extracts reversed many changes associated with HIV-1 infection – a truly promising finding.

Protect your brain health and cognitive function

Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, Olive leaf extract can protect against cognitive decline, as well as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.  In animal studies, pretreatment with olive leaf extract reduced the death of brain tissue after laboratory-induced strokes – by an impressive 55 percent.

Reduce your risk of diabetes

Olive leaf extracts work against diabetes by significantly  lowering blood sugar, slowing the digestion of starches into simple sugars, delaying the absorption of sugars from the intestine and promoting the uptake of glucose from blood into tissues.

In one study, olive leaf extract actually outperformed glyburide, a common prescription blood sugar-lowering drug. There is also some evidence that olive leaf extracts can reverse pre-diabetic condition that leads to diabetes if unchecked.

Most impressive of all: studies have shown that 500 mg of olive extract – once a day – significantly reduces hemoglobin A1c levels, a long-term indicator of blood sugar.

For best results take on an empty stomach with 8oz. of water. Additional water throughout the day is recommended, at least eight 8oz glasses of good water.

Lower blood pressure – naturally

By reducing pressure in the heart’s left ventricle and improving flow to coronary blood vessels, olive leaf extract can cause significant drops in elevated blood pressure.

In a double-blind clinical study , researchers found that 500 mg – twice a day – of olive leaf extract was as effective as Captopril, a popular pharmaceutical anti-hypertensive drug used to lower blood pressure.

(In fact, olive leaf extracts are so effective at lowering blood pressure that experts recommend that people who already take blood pressure medication speak to their doctor before supplementing!)

Ease arthritis

Herbalists and natural healers have long advised olive leaves for the treatment of arthritis – and modern medical research supports the ability of olive leaf extracts to slow the development of both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Research has shown that olive leaf extracts can prevent rheumatoid arthritis symptoms from developing – as well as reducing joint swelling in osteoarthritis and decreasing the production of pro-inflammatory molecules.

Olive leaf extracts aggressively targets cancer cells

Cell and animal studies have shown that the oleuropein in olive leaf extracts protects against various types of cancer – and cuts production of a substance that helps dissolve the junctions between healthy cells and allows cancer to spread.

It also protects DNA from mutations that could potentially trigger cancer – and strongly inhibits the growth of tumors in animal studies.

In one animal study, in fact, olive leaf extract caused the regression and disappearance of tumors within 12 days. Researchers noted that the tumors literally crumbled and fall apart – with no cancer cells left alive within.

So far, researchers have credited olive leaf extract  with reducing the occurrence and development of cancers of the brain, breast, bladder, prostate and skin.

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