Heal Yourself Beautifully

Heal Yourself Beautifully

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We believe that there are several basic steps to restoring or furthering great health, for everyone –  these are suggestions and is it not necessary to try everything at once.   Go with your intuition as to what’s best for your body!

 

 

Step 1

We believe that there is a key element to any permanent healing – and that is locating the EMOTIONAL cause for the condition.    There is always an underlying unhandled emotion that causes every imaginable condition!  A most helpful guide has been given to us by Louise Hay – please see hereunder a handy list of Louise’s, which will assist narrow down the cause for you. ***

Once established it is advisable to really work at engaging that emotion through the heart (not the brain / intellect) and feeling the pain, crying usually …. and then releasing in a loving way.   This often involves forgiveness of self and others.   It is easy when one realises that there is no way to carry these burdens and heal the body.

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Step 2

Clean up and clear out.  This would include a good detox with products such as Zeolite and Diatomaceous Earth which will remove harmful toxins.  It would be advisable to completely eliminate SUGAR which is highly toxic to the body and also most forms of MEAT.

 

 

 

Step 3

A self-help test to check for fungus / candida is easy. Place a glass of water next to your bed and first thing in the morning just spit into it.  Check after half an hour – if there are tendrils or strings in the water it is a positive sign of fungus

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A gentle herbal remedy is available – called Fungus (and Candida)  Eliminate from Natsolve

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4

Eliminate worms and parasites. These uninvited passengers can cause havoc in the body.  BIO-SIL has a gentle three-month herbal remedy in capsule form from Natsolve, called Parasite and Worm Eliminate which is designed to capture and eliminate the on-going hatching of eggs.  You might find that cravings (e.g. for sugar or refined carbs) disappear once this process has been completed!  Tip: Best to not do an internet search for parasite pictures – eeeeeek …… it’s for fainting!!!!

 

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Step 5

Restore a good and proper gut microbe balance. This is quite critical to health throughout the body.   A wonderful product is available to this end: Probiotic 1 litre or Phuza 500 ml

Step 6

Fulvic Acid is created by the roots of plants and its main function is to convert inorganic minerals and nutrients into organic form so that they can be utilised by the plant. It is one substance without which there would be no plant, animal or human life on earth.

Fulvic Acid then also actively transports nutrients into the cells of the plant. It performs the same functions in the human body.  These are just a few of its many benefits:

  • Fulvic Acid has been called “the giver of life”. It is one of the best electrolytes known and is able to restore electrical potential to our cells. Disease and electronic pollution decrease our electrical potential and therefore our efficient functioning and wellbeing.
  • Fulvic Acid renders minerals and trace elements readily available to our cells by converting them into organic form. Minerals and trace elements are essential for the assimilation of vitamins in the body.
  • Fulvic Acid converts toxins like herbicides, pesticides and heavy metals into bio-chemically active form, allowing the body to safely utilise or excrete them.
  • Fulvic Acid makes nutrients more absorbable by increasing enzyme production and efficiency, as well as actively transporting nutrients right into the cells.
  • Fulvic Acid stimulates metabolism and increases oxygen availability, making it useful for weight loss and sports activities.
  • Fulvic Acid increases metabolism of DNA and RNA speeding up repair and healing mechanisms of the body.
  • Fulvic Acid is a bi-directional super antioxidant able to neutralise free radicals in any form, acting as either a donor or receptor. It also protects the body from radiation.
  • Fulvic Acid boosts and regulates the immune system, acting as an immunomodulator. It has also been described as antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and is said to arrest food poisoning within minutes.
  • Fulvic Acid has a potent anti-inflammatory effect and can be used safely internally or externally.

 

Step 6

Water, water, water – be sure to drink plenty of beautiful clean water

 

We are happy to help anyone with queries : info@biosil.co,.za
and wish you a magical and joyful glide into the months ahead

*** Thanks and acknowledgment to Louise Hay

for this Symptoms list:

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Abdominal Cramps: Fear. Stopping the process.
Abscess: Fermenting thoughts over hurts, slights and revenge.
Accidents: Inability to speak up for the self. Rebellion against authority. Belief in violence.
Aches: Longing for love. Longing to be held.
Acne: Not accepting the self. Dislike of the self.
Addictions: Running from the self. Fear. Not knowing how to love self.
Adrenal Problems: Defeatism. No longer caring for the self. Anxiety.
Alcoholism: Feeling of futility, guilt, inadequacy. Self-rejection.
Allergies: Denying your own power.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Refusal to deal with the world as it is. Hopelessness and helplessness. Anger.
Amenorrhea: Not wanting to be a woman. Dislike of the self.
Anemia: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Not feeling good enough.
Ankle: Inflexibility and guilt. Ankles represent the ability to receive pleasure.
Anorexia: Denying the self life. Extreme fear, self-hatred and rejection.
Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.
Apathy: Resistance to feeling. Deadening of the self. Fear.
Appetite, Excessive: Fear. Needing protection. Judging the emotions.
Arm: Represents the capacity and ability to hold the experiences of life.
Arteries: Carry the joy of life.
Arthritic Fingers: A desire to punish. Blame. Feeling victimized.
Arthritis: Feeling unloved. Criticism, resentment. – Rheumatoid Arthritis: Feeling victimized. Lack of love. Chronic bitterness. Resentment. Deep criticism of authority. Feeling very put upon.
Asthma: Smother love. Inability to breathe for one’s self. Feeling stifled. Suppressed crying.
Athlete’s Foot: Frustration at not being accepted. Inability to move forward with ease.
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Back Issues: Represents the support of life. Back Problems: – Rounded shoulders: Carrying the burdens of life. Helpless and hopeless. – Lower Back Pain: Fear of money or lack of financial support. – Mid-Back Pain: Guilt. Stuck in all that stuff back there. “Get off my back!” – Upper Back Pain: Lack of emotional support. Feeling unloved. Holding back love. – Back Curvature: The inability to flow with the support of life. Fear and trying to hold on to old ideas. Not trusting life. Lack of integrity. No courage of convictions.
Bad Breath: Anger and revenge thoughts. Experiences backing up.
Balance, Loss of: Scattered thinking. Not centered.
Baldness: Fear. Tension. Trying to control everything.
Bedwetting: Fear of parent, usually the father.
Belching: Fear. Gulping life too quickly.
Bell’s Palsy: Extreme control over anger. Unwillingness to express feelings.
Bladder Problems: Anxiety. Holding on to old ideas. Fear of letting go. Being “pissed off”.
Bleeding: Joy running out. Anger.
Blisters: Resistance. Lack of emotional protection.
Blood Pressure: – High: Longstanding emotional problem not solved. – Low: Lack of love as a child. Defeatism.
Body Odor: Fear. Dislike of the self. Fear of others.
Bones: Represent the structure of the universe. – Bone marrow: Represents deepest beliefs about the self. How you support and care for yourself. – Breaks: Rebelling against authority.
Brain: Represents the computer, the switchboard. – Tumor: Incorrect computerized beliefs. Stubborn. Refusing to change old patterns.
Breast: Represents mothering and nurturing and nourishment. – Cysts, Lumps: A refusal to nourish the self. Putting everyone else first. Over mothering. Overprotection. Overbearing attitudes.
Breath: Represents the ability to take in life. – Breathing Problems: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Getting stuck in childhood. Fear of taking in life fully. – Bronchitis: Inflamed family environment. Arguments and yelling.
Bruises: The little bumps in life. Self-punishment.
Bulimia: Hopeless terror. A frantic stuffing and purging of self-hatred.
Burns: Anger. Burning up. Incensed.
Bursitis: Repressed anger. Wanting to hit someone.
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Calluses: Hardened concepts and ideas. Fear solidified.
Cancer: Deep hurt. Longstanding resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self. Carrying hatreds.
Candida: Feeling very scattered. Lots of frustration and anger. Demanding and untrusting in relationships. Great takers.
Canker Sores: Festering words held back by the lips. Blame.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Anger and frustration at life’s seeming injustices.
Cataracts: Inability to see ahead with joy. Dark future.
Cellulite: Stored anger and self-punishment.
Cerebral Palsy: A need to unite the family in an action of love.
Chills: Mental contraction, pulling away and in. Desire to retreat.
Cholesterol: Clogging the channels of joy. Fear of accepting joy.
Circulation: Represents the ability to feel and express the emotions in positive ways.
Colds: Too much going on at once. Mental confusion, disorder. Small hurts.
Colic: Mental irritation, impatience, annoyance in the surroundings.
Colitis: Insecurity. Represents the ease of letting go of that which is over.
Coma: Fear. Escaping something or someone.
Conjunctivitis: Anger and frustration at what you are looking at in life.
Constipation: Incomplete releasing. Holding on to garbage of the past. Guilt over the past. Sometimes stinginess.
Corns: Hardened areas of thought – stubborn holding on to the pain of the past.
Coughs: A desire to bark at the world. “Listen to me!”
Cramps: Tension. Fear. Gripping, holding on.
Crohn’s Disease: Fear. Worry. Not feeling good enough.
Crying: Tears are the river of life, shed in joy as well as in sadness and fear.
Cuts: Punishment for not following your own rules.
Cysts: Running the old painful movie. Nursing hurts. A false growth.
Cystic Fibrosis: A thick belief that life won’t work for you. “Poor me.”
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Deafness: Rejection, stubbornness, isolation. What don’t you want to hear? “Don’t bother me.”
Depression: Anger you feel you do not have a right to have. Hopelessness.
Diabetes: Longing for what might have been. A great need to control. Deep sorrow. No sweetness left.
Diarrhea: Fear. Rejection. Running off.
Dizziness: Flighty, scattered thinking. A refusal to look.
Dry eyes: Angry eyes. Refusing to see with love. Would rather die than forgive. Being spiteful.
Dysmenorrhea: Anger at the self. Hatred of the body or of women.
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Ear: Represents the capacity to hear. – Ache: Anger. Not wanting to hear. Too much turmoil. Household arguing.
Eczema: Breath-taking antagonism. Mental eruptions.
Edema: What or who won’t you let go of?
Elbow: Represents changing directions and accepting new experiences.
Emphysema: Fear of taking in life. Not worthy of living.
Endometriosis: Insecurity, disappointment and frustration. Replacing self-love with sugar. Blamers.
Epilepsy: Sense of persecution. Rejection of life. A feeling of great struggle. Self-violence.
Epstein-Barr Virus: Pushing beyond one’s limits. Fear of not being good enough. Draining all inner support. Stress.
Eye: Represents the capacity to see clearly past, present, future. – Astigmatism: “I” trouble. Fear of really seeing the self. – Hyperopia: Fear of the present. – Myopia: Fear of the future.
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Face: Represents what we show the world.
Fainting: Fear. Can’t cope. Blacking out.
Fat or Weight issues: Oversensitivity. Often represents fear and shows a need for protection. Fear may be a cover for hidden anger and a resistance to forgive. Running away from feelings. Insecurity, self-rejection and seeking fulfillment. – Arms: Anger at being denied love. – Belly: Anger at being denied nourishment. – Hips: Lumps of stubborn anger at the parents. – Thighs: Packed childhood anger. Often rage at the father.
Fatigue: Resistance, boredom. Lack of love for what one does.
Feet: Represent our understanding – of ourselves, of life, of others. – Foot Problems: Fear of the future and of not stepping forward in life.
Fever: Anger. Burning up.
Fibroid Tumors: Nursing a hurt from a partner. A blow to the feminine ego.
Fingers: Represent the details of life. – Thumb: Represents intellect and worry. – Index: Represents ego and fear. – Middle: Represents anger and sexuality. – Ring: Represents unions and grief. – Little: Represents the family and pretending.
Food Poisoning: Allowing others to take control. Feeling defenseless.
Frigidity: Fear. Denial of pleasure. A belief that sex is bad. Insensitive partners. Fear of father.
Fungus: Stagnating beliefs. Refusing to release the past. Letting the past rule today.
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Gallstones: Bitterness. Hard thoughts. Condemning. Pride.
Gas: Gripping. Fear. Undigested ideas.
Gastritis: Prolonged uncertainty. A feeling of doom.
Genitals: Represent the masculine and feminine principles. Worry about not being good enough.
Gland Problems: Represent holding stations. Self-staring activity. Holding yourself back.
Gout: The need to dominate. Impatience, anger.
Glaucoma: Stony unforgiveness. Pressure from longstanding hurts. Overwhelmed by it all.
Gray Hair: Stress. A belief in pressure and strain.
Growths: Nursing those old hurts. Building resentments.
Gum Problems: Inability to back up decisions. Indecisive about life.
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Hands: Hold and handle. Clutch and grip. Grasping and letting go. Caressing. Pinching. All ways of dealing with experiences.
Hay Fever: Emotional congestion. Fear of the calendar. A belief in persecution. Guilt.
Headaches: Invalidating the self. Self-criticism. Fear.
Heart: Represents the center of love and security. – Heart Attack: Squeezing all the joy out of the heart in favor of money or position. Feeling alone and scared. “I’m not good enough. I don’t do enough. I’ll never make it.” – Heart Problems: Longstanding emotional problems. Lack of joy. Hardening of the heart. Belief in strain and stress.
Heartburn: Fear. Fear. Fear. Clutching Fear.
Hemorrhoids: Fear of deadlines. Anger of the past. Afraid to let go. Feeling burdened.
Hepatitis: Resistance to change. Fear, anger, hatred. Liver is the seat of anger and rage.
Hernia: Ruptured relationships. Strain, burdens, incorrect creative expression.
Herpes Genitalis: Mass belief in sexual guilt and the need for punishment. Public shame. Belief in a punishing God. Rejection of the genitals.
Herpes Simplex: Bitter words left unspoken.
Hip: Carries the body in perfect balance. Major thrust in moving forward. Fear of going forward in major decisions. Nothing to move forward to.
Hives: Small, hidden fears. Mountains out of molehills.
Hodgkin’s Disease: Blame and a tremendous fear of not being good enough. A frantic race to prove one’s self until the blood has no substance left to support itself. The joy of life is forgotten in the race of acceptance.
Hyperactivity: Fear. Feeling pressured and frantic.
Hyperventilation: Fear. Resisting change. Not trusting the process.
Hypoglycemia: Overwhelmed by the burdens in life.
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Impotence: Sexual pressure, tension, guilt. Social beliefs. Spite against a previous mate. Fear of mother.
Incontinence: Emotional overflow. Years of controlling emotions.
Indigestion: Gut-level fear, dread, anxiety. Griping and grunting.
Infection: Irritation, anger, annoyance.
Inflammation: Fear. Seeing red. Inflamed thinking. Anger and frustration about conditions you are looking at in your life.
Influenza: Response to mass negativity and beliefs. Fear. Belief in statistics.
Ingrown Toenail: Worry and guilt about your right to move forward.
Injuries: Anger at the self. Feeling guilty.
Insanity: Fleeing from the family. Escapism, withdrawal. Violent separation from life.
Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting the process of life. Guilt.
Intestines: Represent assimilation and absorption.
Itching: Desires that go against the grain. Unsatisfied. Remorse. Itching to get out or get away.
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Jaundice: Internal and external prejudice. Unbalanced reason.
Jaw Problems: Anger. Resentment. Desire for revenge.
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Kidney Problems: Criticism, disappointment, failure. Shame. Reacting like a child.
Kidney Stones: Lumps of undissolved anger.
Knee: Represents pride and ego. Stubborn ego and pride. Inability to bend. Fear. Inflexibility. Won’t give in.
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Laryngitis: So mad you can’t speak. Fear of speaking up. Resentment of authority.
Left Side of Body: Represents receptivity, taking in, feminine energy, women, the mother.
Leg: Carry us forward in life.
Liver: Seat of anger and primitive emotions. Chronic complaining. Justifying fault-finding to deceive yourself. Feeling bad.
Lockjaw: Anger. A desire to control. A refusal to express feelings.
Lump in the Throat: Fear. Not trusting the process of life.
Lung: The ability to take in life. Depression. Grief. Not feeling worthy of living life fully.
Lupus: A giving up. Better to die than stand up for one’s self. Anger and punishment.
Lymph Problems: A warning that the mind needs to be recentered on the essentials of life. Love and joy.
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Malaria: Out of balance with nature and with life.
Menopause Problems: Fear of no longer being wanted. Fear of aging. Self-rejection. Not feeling good enough.
Menstrual Problems: Rejection of one’s femininity. Guilt, fear. Belief that the genitals are sinful or dirty.
Migraine Headaches: Dislike of being driven. Resisting the flow of life. Sexual fears.
Miscarriage: Fear of the future. Inappropriate timing.
Mononucleosis: Anger at not receiving love and appreciation. No longer caring for the self.
Motion Sickness: Fear. Bondage. Feeling of being trapped.
Mouth: Represents taking in of new ideas and nourishment. Set opinions. Closed mind. Incapacity to take in new ideas.
Multiple Sclerosis: Mental hardness, hard-heartedness, iron will, inflexibility.
Muscles: Resistance to new experiences. Muscles represent our ability to move in life.
Muscular Dystrophy: “It’s not worth growing up.”
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Nails: Represent protection. – Nail Biting: Frustration. Eating away at the self. Spite of a parent.
Narcolepsy: Can’t cope. Extreme fear. Wanting to get away from it all. Not wanting to be here.
Nausea: Fear. Rejecting an idea or experience.
Neck: Represents flexibility. The ability to see what’s back there. Refusing to see other sides of a question. Stubbornness, inflexibility. Unbending stubbornness.
Nephritis: Overreaction to disappointment and failure.
Nerves: Represent communication. Receptive reporters.
Nervous Breakdown: Self-centeredness. Jamming the channels of communication.
Nervousness: Fear, anxiety, struggle, rushing. Not trusting the process of life.
Neuralgia: Punishment for guilt. Anguish over communication.
Nodules: Resentment and frustration and hurt ego over career.
Nose: Represents self-recognition. – Nose Bleeds:A need for recobnition. Feeling unnoticed. Crying for love. – Runny Nose: Asking for help. Inner crying. – Stuffy Nose: Not recognizing the self-worth.
Numbness: Withholding love and consideration. Going dead mentally.
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Osteomyelitis: Anger and frustration at the very structure of life. Feeling unsupported.
Osteoporosis: Feeling there is no support left in life. Mental pressures and tightness. Muscles can’t stretch. Loss of mental mobility.
Ovaries: Represent points of creation. Creativity.
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Pain: Guilt. Guilt always seeks punishment.
Paralysis: Paralysing thoughts. Getting stuck. Terror leading to escape from a situation or person.
Pancreas: Represents the sweetness of life.
Pancreatitis: Rejection. Anger and frustration because life seems to have lost its sweetness.
Parasites: Giving power to others, letting them take over and life off of you.
Parkinson’s Disease: Fear and an intense desire to control everything and everyone.
Peptic Ulcer: Fear. A belief that you are not good enough. Anxious to please.
Phlebitis: Anger and frustration. Blaming others for the limitation and lack of joy in life.
Pimples: Small outbursts of anger.
Pituitary Gland: Represents the control center.
Pneumonia: Desperate. Tired of life. Emotional wounds that are not allowed to heal.
Poison Ivy: Allergy Feeling defenseless and open to attack.
Polio: Paralysing jealousy. A desire to stop someone.
Premenstrual Syndrome: Allowing confusion to reign. Giving power to outside influences. Rejection of the feminine processes.
Prostate: Represents the masculine principle. Mental fears weaken the masculinity. Giving up. Sexual pressure and guilt. Belief in aging.
Psoriasis: Fear of being hurt. Deadening the senses of the self. Refusing to accept responsibility for our own feelings.
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Rash: Irritation over delays. Immature way to get attention.
Right Side of Body: Giving out, letting go, masculine energy, men, the father.
Ringworm: Allowing others to get under your skin. Not feeling good enough or clean enough.
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Scabies: Infected thinking. Allowing others to get under your skin.
Sciatica: Being hypocritical. Fear of money and of the future.
Scleroderma: Protecting the self from life. Not trusting yourself to be there and to take care of yourself.
Scratches: Feeling life tears at you, that life is a rip off.
Senility: Returning to the so-called safety of childhood. Demanding care and attention. A form of control of those around you. Escapism.
Shin: Represents the standards of life. Breaking down ideals.
Shingles: Waiting for the other shoe to drop. Fear and tension. Too sensitive.
Sinus Problems: Irritation to one person, someone close.
Skin: Protects our individuality. Anxiety, fear. Old, buried things. I am being threatened.
Slipped Disc: Feeling totally unsupported by life. Indecisive.
Snoring: Stubborn refusal to let go of old patterns.
Solar Plexus: Gut reactions. Center of our intuitive power.
Sores: Unexpressed anger that settles in.
Spleen: Obsessions. Being obsessed about things.
Sprains: Anger and resistance. Not wanting to move in a certain direction in life.
Sterility: Fear and resistance to the process of life or not needing to go through the parenting experience.
Stiffness: Rigid, stiff thinking.
Stomach: Holds nourishment. Digests ideas. Dread. Fear of the new. Inability to assimilate the new.
Stroke: Giving up. Resistance. Rather die than change. Rejection of life.

Stuttering: Insecurity. Lack of self-expression. Not being allowed to cry.
Sty: Looking at life through angry eyes. Angry at someone.
Suicidal thoughts: See life only in black and white. Refusal to see another way out.
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Teeth: Represent decisions. – Teeth Problems: Longstanding indecisiveness. Inability to break down ideas for analysis and decisions. – Root Canal: Can’t bite into anything anymore. Root beliefs being destroyed. – Impacted Wisdom Teeth: Not giving yourself mental space to create a firm foundation.
Throat: Avenue of expression. Channel of creativity. – Throat Problems: The inability to speak up for one’s self. Swallowed anger. Stifled creativity. Refusal to change. – Sore throat: Holding in angry words. Feeling unable to express the self.
Thrush: Anger over making the wrong decisions.
Thymus Gland: Feeling attacked by life. They are out to get me.
Thyroid Gland: Humiliation. I never get to do what I want to do. When is it going to be my turn. – Hyperthyroid: Rage at being left out.
Tics, Twitches: Fear. A feeling of being watched by others.
Tinnitus or Ringing in the Ears: Refusal to listen. Not hearing the inner voice. Stubbornness.
Toes: Represent the minor details of the future.
Tongue: Represents the ability to taste the pleasures of life with joy.
Tonsillitis: Fear. Repressed emotions. Stifled creativity.
Tuberculosis: Wasting away from selfishness. Possessive. Cruel thoughts. Revenge.
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Urinary infections: Pissed off, usually at the opposite sex or a lover. Blaming others.
Uterus: Represents the home of creativity.
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Vaginitis: Anger at a mate. Sexual guilt. Punishing the self.
Varicose Veins: Standing in a situation you hate. Discouragement. Feeling over-worked and overburdened.
Vitiligo: Feeling completely outside of things. Not belonging. Not one of the group.
Vomiting: Violent rejection of ideas. Fear of the new.
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Warts: Little expressions of hate. Belief in ugliness. – Plantar Warts: Anger at the very basis of your understanding. Spreading frustration about the future.
Wrist: Represents movement and ease.

Healthy gut through natural probiotic foods – DIY

10 NATURAL PROBIOTIC FOODS

FOR A HEALTHY GUT

It’s a total mystery to me why gut health and probiotics did not become a “thing” until a few years ago. I mean, come on: 95% of serotonin—the neurotransmitter considered responsible for happiness and wellbeing—is produced in the gut, and what’s more, 80% of your immune system is located in the same place. Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, said “all disease begins in the gut.” So why did it take Jamie Lee Curtis hawking yogurt for mainstream medicine to hop on the gut-health bandwagon?

Read more at http://hellonatural.co/get-a-healthy-gut-with-10-natural-probiotic-foods/#PJ9lB1PGrFR3IQ2j.99

It’s a total mystery to me why gut health and probiotics did not become a “thing” until a few years ago. I mean, come on: 95% of serotonin—the neurotransmitter considered responsible for happiness and wellbeing—is produced in the gut, and what’s more, 80% of your immune system is located in the same place. Hippocrates, considered the father of modern medicine, said “all disease begins in the gut.” So why did it take Jamie Lee Curtis hawking yogurt for mainstream medicine to hop on the gut-health bandwagon?

HOW TO ACHIEVE A HEALTHY GUT

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10 Natural Probiotic Foods for a Healthy Gut The gut is populated by both “good” and “bad” bacteria, also known as gut flora. The idea is to raise the ratio of healthy to harmful bacteria. Certain foods can be used to promote gut health; likewise there are foods that inflame or otherwise irritate our guts. Adding probiotics to your diet, in the form of cultured foods and/or supplements, will help you increase the good bacteria in your gut, promoting good digestion. Good digestion is vital for your health by optimizing the assimilation of nutrients. If you have IBS, constipation, acid reflux, or any digestive distress or hormonal imbalance, then adding probiotics is a top priority.

WHAT CAUSES THE GUT TO GET OUT OF BALANCE?

A diet high in sugar
A diet high in processed foods
A diet low in minerals and healthy fats
Years of taking antibiotics or birth control
10 NATURAL PROBIOTIC FOODS FOR GUT HEALTH

1. CULTURED VEGETABLES

Cultured, or fermented, veggies support weight loss, reduce cravings and help avoid constipation. Start with 2 tablespoons of cultured vegetables with each meal and slowly increasing by 1 tablespoon until you reach ¼ cup at each meal. Get the recipe here.

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2. LACTO-FERMENTED LEMONADE

More palatable (and easier to make) than kombucha, this refreshing homemade drink is also cheap to produce at home.

3. COCONUT WATER KEFIR

Feel free to make homemade, or opt for store-bought, like Inner Eco, which contains an average of 100 billion active probiotic cultures per serving.

4. YOGURT

Your reaction to dairy may vary (some digest it fine, some find dairy worsens digestion, bloating, headaches, acne or other issues. If you opt for non-dairy, look for yogurts made from coconut milk, almond or any unsweetened and dairy-free milk. Add it to smoothies (like a lovely lavender-berry one) for a creamy dessert or breakfast.

5. RAW APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

Not only is this wonder ingredient great for salad dressing, skincare and boosting the immune system (as well as many other household uses), it’s a natural probiotic. Take a tablespoon or two per day and see how you feel.

6. KOMBUCHA

You may want to avoid kombucha if candida is present, as sugar is used in its fermentation process. Make your own, or opt for store-bought options with lower sugar content, if this is a concern.

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7. HIGH-QUALITY PROBIOTIC SUPPLEMENTS

These can be purchased on Amazon, Vitacost, or at your local health food store. We suggest choosing a probiotic with at least 15-50 billion colony-forming units (CFUs). Probiotic shake mixes like Renew Life can also be used to make delicious healthy-gut smoothies.

8. MISO AND TEMPEH

Fermented soybeans not only provide probiotics—they can make soy products easier to digest for those who have trouble. Try Oh My Veggies’ Sweet and Sour Tempeh for starters.

9. FERMENTED CONDIMENTS

Infuse your ketchup, mustard, hot sauce and more with probiotics by making homemade fermented condiments.

10. KIMCHI AND SAUERKRAUT

Both these fermented veggie dishes are traditional probiotic-packed staples of their respective cuisines. Keep a stash of homemade kimchi or sauerkraut in the fridge, and snack away.

POTENTIAL SIDE EFFECTS OF PROBIOTICS

Many people will feel much better (and more regular!) after introducing probiotics to their daily diet. If you add probiotics to your diet and find you experience “die-off” symptoms such as headaches, loose stools, or belly bloat from the bad bacteria dying off, reduce the amount of cultured foods you’re consuming, or take a break from probiotics before slowly reintroducing.

If you experience digestive upset (bloating, loose stools, or acid reflux), try more puréed foods, soups, smoothies, and warm foods. Try chewing on ginger or taking digestive enzymes—which help to break down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates—prior to eating salad or other raw vegetables. You can also drink lemon water (skip the cayenne if your stomach is upset) three times a day—20 minutes before each meal—to enhance the natural enzymes in your body and stimulate digestion.

Read more at http://hellonatural.co/get-a-healthy-gut-with-10-natural-probiotic-foods/#PJ9lB1PGrFR3IQ2j.99

Probiotics will replace vaccines and cure peanut allergies

Probiotics will replace vaccines and cure peanut allergies

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Originally published February 18 2015

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Probiotics cure peanut allergies in 80% of children and can replace vaccines for immune system stimulation

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by L.J. Devon, Staff Writer


(NaturalNews) Modern medicine has abandoned one of the most important systems of the human body — the commensal bacteria colonies that live symbiotically within the human gut. These various bacteria species aid in digestion and protect the organs and blood from toxins. They also boost the immune system. Here’s how:

The Loyola University Health System in Chicago discovered that certain Bacillus bacteria in the digestive tract form spores during times of stress. When these bacteria spores meet B lymphocytes from the immune system, the molecules bind, activating the B cells to reproduce faster. This action prompts the rapid reproduction of antibodies to help fight against viral and bacterial infections. This science is the future of boosting human immune systems.

 

Probiotics are live bacteria and yeasts that are good for your health, especially your digestive system.  We usually think of bacteria as something that causes diseases.  But your body is full of bacteria, both good and bad.  Probiotics are often called “good” or “helpful” bacteria because they help keep your gut healthy

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Natural probiotics such as water and milk kefir, kombucha and cultured vegetables:

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Probiotics will replace vaccines

One day, vaccines will be considered junk philosophy altogether, because they do nothing to encourage commensal bacteria to thrive or stimulate the natural production of antibodies for all possible infections. Vaccines are theoretically one-mode immune system stimulants that target only one strain of virus at a time. (This can only encourage viruses to mutate, putting the immune system at greater risk to wild type viruses.)

Just think — modern medicine may one day embrace powerful probiotic supplements to encourage the colonization of helpful bacteria. It’s these probiotics that respond to stress in the body, activating the immune system against all infections. There won’t be a need for dozens of one-mode vaccinations that contain harmful additives. The end of the vaccine era is coming.

If anything, modern medicine is waging war against the human immune system right now, not only suppressing it with vaccine adjuvants and metals but also destroying it at the bacteria level. Antibiotics, which destroy both the bad and commensal bacteria, are waging a war on the human immune system, by ravaging the very bacteria colonies that accelerate the reproduction of antibodies!

This is why probiotics are so important, especially if one is antibiotic-, glyphosate- or vaccine-damaged. These probiotic species are the real brain behind the immune system. If we are constantly wiping these colonies out, then our immune system suffers in the long run.

 

Probiotic strain cures peanut allergies in 80 percent of children

Now scientists in Australia at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute are finding out that probiotics are the biggest step toward curing fatal peanut allergies in children. The 30 children involved in this study were allergic to peanuts at the onset. During the 18-month study, the children were given both peanut flour and a probiotic called Lactobacillus rhamnosus. After a year and a half, 80 percent of the children were able to tolerate peanuts. It appears that Lactobacillus rhamnosus is the missing piece of the children’s immune systems. Lead researcher Mimi Tang said the families involved in the study were so impressed with the probiotic treatment that they said it “changed their lives.”

Indeed, understanding the commensal bacteria system in the human body and supplementing with the appropriate bacteria could cure various allergies and protect the body from multiple pathogens.

“These findings provide the vital first step towards developing a cure for peanut allergy and possibly for all food allergies,” Mimi Tang told Melbourne’s Herald Sun. “It will be a major advance for medical science if we can find a treatment that is curative. It will change the lives completely for children and adults who have peanut allergies,” she said.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus is often found in yogurt, but the amount used in the study was highly concentrated and was equivalent to 44 pounds of yogurt. By the end of the 18-month study, the children were able to tolerate up to 14 peanuts per day or four grams of peanut protein. The normal recovery rate during this time period is only 4 percent. The probioticLactobacillus rhamnosus boosts recovery from a meager 4 percent to an astounding 80 percent.

Sources:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk

http://www.sciencedaily.com

http://www.jimmunol.org

 

 



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Gut Check on Parkinson’s: New Findings on Bacteria Levels

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“Listen to your gut” is common advice when faced with an important decision. Researchers are now heeding these words to gain further insights into Parkinson’s disease (PD).

The human digestive tract contains up to a thousand different types of bacteria, which help you digest food, make vitamins and maintain your immune system. The amount of bacteria is influenced by diet, age and other variables, and is thus unique to each individual.

Filip Scheperjans, MD, PhD, and colleagues from the University of Helsinki, Finland examined the intestinal contents of 72 people with Parkinson’s and 72 without PD. Their research, funded by MJFF and published recently in Movement Disorders, revealed that people with Parkinson’s had lower levels of a certain bacterium and that concentrations of another bacterium varied among subgroups of those with PD with differing motor symptoms.

Intestines as a Window to the Brain
There is a clear effect of Parkinson’s disease on the gastrointestinal system. Nearly 80 percent of people with PD have constipation, and this condition often predates the motor symptoms of Parkinson’s by several years.

Additionally, alpha-synuclein — a protein that clumps in the brains of all people with Parkinson’s — has been found in several locations outside the brain, including the nerves controlling the intestines. Investigators question whether the abnormal protein could show up here first, causing non-motor symptoms, and later spread to the brain to cause motor symptoms.

Lastly, researchers believe the normal bacteria of the gut might affect the functioning of the gut nerves which could in turn affect the nerves of the brain.

Specific Bacterial Levels Are Affected in Parkinson’s Disease
In Dr. Scheperjans’ study, the bacteria Prevotella was present at lower levels in the guts of people with Parkinson’s disease. This bacterium aids in the creation of the vitamins thiamine and folate and the maintenance of an intestinal barrier protecting against environmental toxins. This finding may therefore have implications not only for diagnosis but also for dietary adjustments or vitamin supplementation for management of PD in the future.

In people with Parkinson’s with more severe postural instability and gait difficulty, as opposed to tremor, the bacterium Enterobacteria was present at higher levels. The reasons for this association were not clear.

Studying Intestinal Bacteria Will Advance Understanding of Parkinson’s
Deciphering information from the gut could lead to earlier and more definitive diagnosis, a better understanding of how Parkinson’s progresses, and ways to separate the populations of people with differing symptoms of PD.

If researchers determine that there are specific and consistent differences in the gut, bacteria may serve as biomarkers — objective measurements to diagnose or track PD. As the gut is much more accessible than the brain and can be analyzed through stool samples, a bacterial biomarker is an attractive prospect.

Additionally, we don’t know why people with Parkinson’s disease show such varied motor symptoms (gait problems versus tremor, for example) or who will get which. Bacterial differences may allow us to separate the subtypes of Parkinson’s and, as a result, give individuals a better idea of the symptoms and disease progression they might expect.

More Research Is Needed
Further studies are called for to learn more about the relationship between these and other gut bacteria and Parkinson’s. In the meantime, researchers are intensely studying alpha-synuclein to determine how and why this protein contributes to Parkinson’s, and its connection between the gut and the brain.

Until a disease-modifying therapy is found, symptomatic treatments, including a drug for constipation, remain under development.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Gut bacteria linked to rheumatoid arthritis

 

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The Trilogy

New York chef Seamus Mullen adopted a strict diet after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. He believes there’s a direct link between food and the variety of bacteria in the gut. (Brian Harkin/for the Chicago Tribune)
By Julie Deardorff, Tribune Newspapers Medical ResearchNutrition ResearchScientific ResearchDiseases and IllnessesArthritisCrimeNew York University

Scientists can’t predict what triggers rheumatoid arthritis, a mysterious and painful autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. But they’re targeting an intriguing new suspect: the trillions of microbes living and working inside the gut.

Animal models have long suggested that intestinal bacteria can influence the development of some autoimmune diseases. This may also be the case with rheumatoid arthritis, according to emerging research, a finding that could lead to novel treatments and diagnostic methods.

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Though long ignored by researchers, “these bacteria clearly exert a great deal of influence on many physiological processes in the body, including metabolism, digestion and the nutrients we take in,” said Dan Littman, professor of pathology and microbiology at the New York University School of Medicine and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “The part that’s less appreciated is the profound influence the microbiota can have on the immune system.”

Bacteria and other microbes, such as viruses and fungi, form the microbiota that reside in and on the human body. These germs outnumber the body’s own cells 10 to 1, helping us break down food and overwhelm infectious germs. In exchange, we give them a nice place to live.

But when certain bacteria are allowed to proliferate, upsetting the internal ecosystem, health problems may develop. Changes in gut bacteria may have a role in everything from obesity and circadian cycles to irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis, research suggests.

Littman’s team of scientists was the first to show in humans that disturbances in the digestive tract may play a role in autoimmune attacks on the joints, according to 2013 research published in the open-access journal eLife.

An estimated 1.3 million Americans have rheumatoid arthritis, in which the immune system attacks tissues, inflaming joints and damaging organs.

The condition is known to have a strong genetic component. But not all patients carry the genes, so environmental factors — smoking, hormones, aging and infections — must be involved too, said researcher Veena Taneja, an associate professor of immunology at the Mayo Clinic.

“The gut seems to be the common link,” said Taneja, whose work looks at whether bacteria can be manipulated to change the course of disease. “The gut microbiome is influenced by the genes and exposed to these things every day.”

The relationship between bacteria and the immune system begins at birth as the baby passes through the birth canal, collecting microbes that will colonize its body. As the child’s environment and food habits change, so do the bacteria.

“If there is immune system dysfunction, there can be an imbalance that results in disease and in inflammation,” Littman said.

Dysbiosis, or the abundance of certain bacteria because of factors such as antibiotics, stress and diet, can change the profile and trigger inflammation, Taneja said. If so-called unfriendly bacteria outnumber good bacteria, “it leads the body to produce a lot more of the pro-inflammatory cytokines,” or substances secreted by cells of the immune system, she said. “We’ve shown in mouse models that the presence of certain bacteria is associated with the pro-inflammatory status of the gut.”

According to one theory, if there is an imbalance in good and bad bacteria, metabolites are also unbalanced, Taneja said. This can cause a leaky gut, allowing for various metabolite or bacterial products to move outside the gut into the body. “Outside of the gut, these bacterial products may be seen as foreign, and the body starts to make an immune response to them,” she said.

It’s possible to change the type of bugs in the digestive tract by altering diet and using antibiotics, “but not in a way we can control very well,” Littman said. One day, scientists hope to develop pills containing particular microbes “that will establish themselves and change the composition of the microbiota from one that may make someone prone to disease to one that is beneficial,” he said.

For now, the best way to alter gut flora seems to involve permanent dietary and lifestyle changes. New York chef Seamus Mullen, 40, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2007 after living with symptoms for several years. He tried the usual treatments, starting with anti-inflammatory drugs, biologics and steroids, with no luck. Finally, he saw a doctor who suspected his arthritis was driven by an imbalance in his microbiome because of an infection.

Mullen said he followed a strict yearlong protocol, one that involved more exercise, more rest and the elimination of refined sugars and grains. He ate more fermented foods, which are naturally high in probiotics, took supplements and low-level antibiotics and avoided meat and poultry unless they came from grass-fed animals. Mullen also used acupuncture and diligently monitored how he was feeling.

After nine months, his blood values had returned to normal for the first time in a decade, and his arthritic symptoms had receded, he said. Though he realizes his case is anecdotal, he’s convinced “there’s a direct correlation between the foods we eat and the spectrum of bacteria in our guts,” he said.

Food “is a fundamental part of the journey,” Mullen said. “It’s not enough to say, ‘Oh, I’ll have some ginger today and some greens tomorrow,’ and expect a turnaround in your health.
“To really see change, it requires a wholesale reboot of how you live your life. Compliance isn’t easy, but it’s a small price to pay.”

Source: jdeardorff@tribune.com

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Kefir and diabetes

Kefir and diabetes

      • Kefir
      • Kombucha

Kefir

Captain of your ship and the master of your destiny.
Shaped by the light we let through us
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I remember that day quite vividly. It was over ten years ago. It was February and bitter cold outside. I made myself  a breakfast that I thought was healthy. Fiber One cereal and skim milk. Thirty minutes later a terrible feeling came over me, one that I recognized from having gestational diabetes with the pregnancy of my daughter. I had a blood sugar meter that I could test my blood sugar with, and when I saw the numbers my heart sank. I picked up the phone to call my brother-in-law, who was a medical physician. He very gently and kindly confirmed for me what I already knew. My blood sugar was too high and out of the normal range. These were diabetic numbers, but I already knew this. Devastated, I walked into the kitchen where my family was, and  burst into tears.

Kefir with Peaches

How could I have gone from running five miles a day and racing through life to having diabetes and high blood pressure? And then watching my family, one by one, deteriorate as well. It really broke me. I felt as though it was my fault and I could not find my way out of this situation. Having a four pound preemie who was delivered prematurely in an effort to save my life  just heaped more guilt upon me as I watched her struggle to grow and thrive. It was these experiences that changed my life. Changed everything, actually, and caused me to cry out from a deep place in my soul for help. Standing on the other side of these experiences, though, has caused me to be so thankful for the pain they caused.

A couple of months ago I was talking to my husband about these very incidences. Not only did I find the answers I was seeking, but I found more joy and understanding of our body and how it teaches us if we listen. Maybe It was because I can help others find answers with the things that have so effectively changed me. Many people ask for wellness, but I have discovered that you must tune yourself to look for the solution and not focus on the pain of what you are living. I used to tell myself that I would find the answer, that it would come to me. Then I would hang on to that answer and hope for dear life. The answers came swiftly and turned my life upside down.

The one thing I see most consistently in my classes is the lowering of blood sugar after people start drinking kefir every day. The emails I get are quite astounding, to say the least. In the beginning it was my story that made me realize how effective it was. Kefir had such an impact on me that it started me on a journey that has led me to a greater understanding of who I was and the profound effect that food can have on the body.

It was ten years ago when I discovered during my third pregnancy that I had gestational diabetes. I managed it quite successfully during my pregnancy. The diabetes went away only to return with a vengeance seven months later, with a slew of other problems. I knew a lot about diabetes. My youngest sister and niece had type 1 diabetes and my dad had type 2 diabetes. Watching my sister live with this from the time she was ten, and gaining understanding of what it can do to the body was a life-altering journey for me. I was not naïve about the difference between type 1 and 2 diabetes. They are quite different in nature – one is caused by the autoimmune system attacking itself (type 1) and the other (type 2) is caused by a condition known as “insulin resistance.” In fact, in the early stages of type 2 diabetes, there’s plenty of insulin around but the body can’t use it effectively. I had type 2 diabetes and knew It was not something to fool around with it. It can shorten your life and make you feel terrible.

Kefir

When I started drinking kefir, I was shocked at how quickly it lowered my blood sugar and blood pressure. So I did experiments on myself to see if it really was the kefir. After many trials, I was convinced it was the kefir. Drinking at least a cup of kefir in a smoothie every day, I watched my numbers normalize and diabetes quickly became a thing of the past for me.
My friend and CPA was the one who really clued me in to how effective kefir was on blood sugar. She had just  been diagnosed with diabetes in the last few years and it had been caused by her life style choices and sedentary life style. We talked about this often. She really wasn’t wanting to change her eating habits very much despite the diagnosis. I had told her to try kefir and every time she did, it would lower her blood sugar quite dramatically. She never wanted to be bothered making it and would fall off the wagon over and over again. So, a couple of months ago she called me in a panic. Her blood sugars were so bad that they were going to put her on insulin shots. She didn’t do very well with making kefir every day so I told her to use the kefir packages and make a gallon at a time. Then she would always have some kefir and wouldn’t have to make it every day. You have to meet people where they are. Some people aren’t going to do the things that I am willing to do. I always try to find their path of least resistance and something they will actually do. The results were once again a lowering of her blood sugar so that she never did have to go on the shots. She still has diabetes, but it is well managed and under control. Her doctor was so impressed that she asked for a copy of my book.

So why does kefir lower blood sugar? It is still something that one day I plan to fully understand, but these are the bits and pieces I have discovered.

Normally, you have about 300 different strains of bacteria in your gut. About ten to twelve pounds of your body weight is this intestinal colony of bacteria. If you are healthy, most of this colony consists of healthy families of bacteria, but if you are unwell, trouble will ensue. In total, you are at least 100 trillion cells of bacteria. You and I are living sacks of bacteria and nobody is really talking about this. Bacteria outnumber the cells in your body. When things go haywire, you can be sure that your bacteria have gotten out of balance. Diabetes is very inflammatory. The blood is not moving through the arteries in a fluid fashion, but instead creeps through like sludge when blood sugar is high. Kefir is anti-inflammatory and this will help every function in the body. It is also full of enzymes, which relieve stress on the pancreas. It is full of beneficial bacteria that help cells communicate with one another in ways that only essential bacteria can communicate. Kefir is an important probiotic that has many bioactive ingredients, which give it unique health benefits. Consuming kefir helps a myriad of problems. It did for me and countless others I have helped.

It has been almost ten years and the diabetes has never returned. The difference between how I feel now and when I had diabetes is like comparing different people. I can feel with every fiber of my being that my body has found its rhythm and loves life. The body gives us clues every day and the better you feel, the more you will know that you are on the right path.

One of the reasons I have a blog, write books, and teach classes, is because I really do want others to feel the same wellness and joy I feel. When you feel better you do better. It just spills out of you.
Don’t be surprised if it happens to you, too. Joy is hard to control.

Wishing you all well. ~ Donna

How To Make Kefir

Making Kefir

Three foods that can change your life ~ The Trilogy

Three foods that can change your life ~

The Trilogy

Trilogy

is a set of three works of art that are connected, and that can be seen either as a single work or as three individual works.

The Trilogy

Fermentation is an art form and each individual cultured food is, in and of itself, unique. These three foods each provide different good bacteria and yeasts that enhance the trillions of bacteria in the body and allow them to thrive, grow, and multiply. This allows you, the host, the opportunity to heal disease, remove pathogens, enhance digestion, make serotonin, and experience a multitude of other opportunities for healing that otherwise would not have been possible. This is what I call ~ The Trilogy

The Trilogy is my secret weapon. It has changed my life and so many other lives. What is the trilogy? Three magic and powerful foods that I consume every day without fail. They are kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables; and they bring me more joy than I can express in words. This is the thing I noticed the most when I taught others about cultured foods – when they consumed one of these foods they would get better, but when they consumed all three they seemed to thrive! These three foods (kefir, kombucha, and cultured vegetables) are unique unto themselves and each food contains a different set of bacteria and yeasts that we need to thrive and feel alive.

Homemade kefir has 50 plus good bacteria and yeasts. It is so powerful that I recommend people consume only small amounts when they first start kefir, so as not to overwhelm their body with good bacteria. These bacteria are strong and will go to work killing pathogens and bad bacteria, making some individuals uncomfortable. You can read more about that on this blog post: The Healing Crisis.

Kefir and Raspberries

Kefir and its special bacteria microbes will make you its home and keep things in balance for you. It will add probiotics to any kind of milk, whether it be cow, goat, coconut, or almond milk. It will transform the milk, increasing vitamins and nutrient absorption, and it will do this sitting on your counter in a glass jar while you go about your day. Then when you consume it, you will find it will digest your food, reduce inflammation, make elimination a breeze, and, well, the list is so long it would take this entire page to explain it all. It transformed me and I don’t go a day without it. It was the first cultured food I started with and the one that changed me the most.

Kombucha with fruit

Kombucha..my, my, my, how I love this fermented tea. Talk about powerful! It is a wonder drink and there is nothing else like it on the market. It helps remove toxins through the kidney, liver, and bowels. You might notice, as I did, that kombucha can help you lose a lot of excess water weight.  It helps you eliminate the excess swelling and fluid that accumulates in your tissues from chemically laden foods and alcohol. I was talking with a friend this weekend and he noticed the same thing. On the weekends, he tends to drink a lot of alcohol, doesn’t have his kombucha, and will retain a lot of fluids. The body tends to do this when it has a lot of toxins. On weekdays when he goes back to drinking his kombucha, he will release the water weight and easily lose five pounds. This does not surprise me because kombucha is a liver cleanser and it will assist your liver in removing toxins that have accumulated. Kombucha will also help relieve the water retention that often happens when the body protects the organs by holding on to water when under stress or a heavy toxic load.

Summer Kraut

Cultured Vegetables: Everybody knows that vegetables are so, so good for you – but when you ferment vegetables, they become more powerful than they were previously. Let me tell you my little story about these veggies. I went on a trip and didn’t have my cultured veggies for two weeks. I ate everything imaginable under the sun and enjoyed it all. Delicacies and desserts and, well, I was having a good time but having very little, if any, cultured foods. My body has become accustomed to these foods and without them I am fine for a while; but after a week or two, it revolts. I think it actually gets mad at me and will create symptoms to get my attention. I will get red rashes on my fingers and body odor occurs which I don’t have often since this is caused by bad bacteria. My stomach will start to feel bloated and, well… lets just say that elimination is not as pleasant as it can be. But the worst thing of all is that I get grouchy and cranky. Yeah, my family makes sure that I eat my cultured foods. But as soon as I have as little as a large spoonful of cultured vegetables, my insides do a happy dance and the cultured vegetables start working inside of me. Believe you me, in a day or two I can feel it, see it, smell it, and know it. They will clean me out, and then some. Talk about housecleaning! They go at it, removing all the inappropriate food debris I had been eating and making me feel great again.

The Trilogy DVD
So this is the Trilogy– kefirkombucha, and

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