The Total Wellness Super Shot

 

It’s time for a Total Wellness Super Shot my friends. Have you had yours today? I have always thought that creating “kitchen magic” held some special, sacred place in the book of life. Of course it goes back to my belief that Food is Love as all card carrying Italians know. I may have already shared this but I think I may have read Strega Nona too much as a kid (cackle). The neighbors still occasionally call, text, or show up with something or someone for me to bring my love of wellness and the alchemical transformative process to.

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A recent flu run- in had me playing with potions again. Both the kids and hubby had not had just one, but two bouts with this high fever, headache, cough, body aches, etc. for days over the holiday months. I nursed all three of them back to health. Meanwhile, I kept taking all the usual suspects like I do for wellness, and I was beaming and a little that I had come through unscathed. And then, when I stopped super charging my immune system and I least expected, it hit me and it was time to step back, I mean lay down, & receive all the greatness and nurturing I had been pouring all over everybody else.

Honestly, it is kind of torture for this mom to be sick. I mean, it just isn’t practical for it to happen; but it does. When they bring me things- like water, fruit, medicine, or draw me a bath; I feel really silly. I am still working on being the one taken care of and not the one doing the caretaking!

So here it is. The Total Wellness Super Shot I came up with. Combine: purified water, 1 tbsp. organic liquid chlorophyll,  fresh ginger (diced), fresh squeezed lemon juice, a dash of lime juice, a dash of cayenne pepper, & a dash of himalayan pink salt or sea salt. You can serve with a lime or fruit chaser if need be, but all four of us take it raw. Easy peazy. I like to use World Organic liquid chlorophyll concentrate. You can vary the amount of water according to taste. I make a glass jar as a concentrate, refrigerate, then we pour that into a shot glass. Voila!- The Total Wellness Super Shot.

Cheers to your health! Forget about the flu shot, & all the terrible chemicals it’s laden with that will make you sicker than the actual flu:( Remember those drug companies want your $$$. They make no profit from your health. I just want you to share this blog with your friends, so they can be super healthy too!!!

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Hot Stuff!!! At Home Remedies for all Ages

My son Bishop’s recent high fever (greater than 103 degrees), has inspired this post to share how to reduce fevers & handle infections at home safely, & effectively without costly trips to the Doc. This is his second fever ever and he is two years old ! We don’t have health insurance like millions of other Americans, and we have lived without it going on two years now! It has saved us many thousands of dollars; by and large we don’t “sweat” it because we have our own at home health assurance.  This involves relying on & utilizing a synergistic blend of wise women’s healing (still used by all the indiginous cultures of our planet), faith healing, the power of prayer & mantra, homeopathics,  & the principles of ayurvedic medicine “the science of life”, which are more ancient & holistic than allopathic medicine. Truly, it is the Divine Mother Herself who is the ultimate physician; she heals and nurtures us back to optimal health with HER LOVE & GRACE!!!

On occasion, we get out of balance, and we reach for the remedies we can prepare and use at home before taking a trip to what I call “Big Pharma Central.” I say this with gentle laughter, because we thank god for modern medicine at times when it is really needed, & during those times we consider it a blessing. However, most of the time it does more harm than good in this day & age. This requires a great deal of balance, & intuition to know when it is or is not neccessary. It is amazing that I can handle at home for maybe $10-$15 (for several bouts of illness), what would cost me well over $100 at the Dr, one trip only.  I know this means we don’t follow the herd when it comes to our health; & people are sometimes surprised to find out I was a Nurse & now stay as far away from western medicine as possible. So why would a retired Nurse avoid the Dr.?/!  Our alternative approach was born out experience alone.

When we go to the Dr., antibiotics are often prescribed, and the problem is that they kill all of the beneficial bacteria lining our digestive tract. Thus, they kill the enemies, but they knock off all the allies along with them. Often when we jump to treat our pains, fever, & other ailments with antibiotics we rob ourselves of the opportunity to strengthen our own immune system leading to better health & increased protection from dis-ease in the future. It’s as if we want to remove and erase immediately the message that the pain or dis-ease is trying to tell us, rather than going through the pain, receiving the message, & becoming stronger for it. The more we use antibiotics the more the bacteria mutate, & become resistant which means more & more antibiotics. Hmmmm….. This means: more money lining Big Pharma’s coffers, the bugs get smarter, & we get weaker as a species, & also dis-empowered.

My often called “crunchy” approach proves itself time and again to work for our family of four with one income & no health insurance! So…. if you find yourself needing anti-biotics, you can really help yourself by putting back the healthy bacteria into your system.  Simply, use a pro-biotic both during and afterwards! You can get them in capsule or liquid form in many health food stores. 

At Home Fever Reducer’s & Anti- Biotics/Anti-Viral Remedies

1.) Salt baths– 1-2 cups Epsom salts (magnesium sulfate) added to a cool bath. Soak for 30 minutes, or as long as a little one will allow. Try & keep as much of your body under the water as possible. For my toddler who wouldn’t lay down, I just continuously poured the water over his body with a small bucket. This will draw all the toxins out, purifying the whole body!

2.) Medicine tea– Boil 1/2-1 gallon of filtered water, a few tbsp of tulasi leaves (holy basil),  2 tbsp grated fresh ginger root, & 2 tbsp cardomom. Remove from heat after boil, & let steep for 30 minutes or so. Serve warm, add milk & honey if desired or refridgerate overnight & drink as an iced brew.

3.) Cold Compresses with Essential oils– Wet a washcloth with cold water & add a few drops of essential oils. I usually lightly rinse & ring out. Then apply to the entire body as a sponge bath, followed by compress to the forehead, feet, etc. My favorite oils for fever/infections are: tea tree, lemon, rosemary, sage, lavender, eucalytus, & thyme.

4.) Sandalwood paste– Mix a few tsp sandalwood powder with a little water until it forms a paste. Apply paste to the forehead and/or feet. Sandalwood sanctifies, & is highly purifying, cooling, & soothing.

5.) Herbal tinctures– My favorites for fever/infection are: Echinacea, Tulasi, ElderFlower, Yarrow, Peppermint, Goldenseal, & Chamomile. The tinctures can be prepared with dried or fresh herbs in a base; either alcohol or non-alcohol, or can be purchased as simples (one herb only), or in combinations at health food stores or online. I personally use the combo’s, because I like how they synergistically blend together. I also use simples like Echinacea on  though, especially during cold/flu season.

6.) Colloidal Silver- Silver is the universal anti-biotic,  & anti-viral.  It is incredibly effective at treating so many problems without all the side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. I reserve this for when we have something pretty icky because it is powerfully potent stuff!

Love & Blessings for your continued Health, Freedom, Happiness & Peace!!!!

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