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Help! I’m Sick!

I wish we could all say that we eat the right food, drink enough water, exercise daily, get enough sunshine, practice deep breathing exercises, sleep like a baby and get regular chiropractic adjustments, but we don’t. We live in a busy world. Life happens and people still get sick.

I receive emails and calls every week from individuals seeking help with an illness of some sort. Unfortunately, most clients do not have anything on hand that can assist them. Timing is everything when individuals feel an immune response coming on. Let me explain…

Recognizing when an immune response is happening is key. Feeling off, the nose is stuffy, you’re overly tired, there’s a tickle in the throat or a headache are all indicators that the body needs some support. Unfortunately, individuals often mute these alarms and carry on with life like normal. Left neglected, the body will stop asking for the support it needs and start demanding for it instead.

The lesson here are: listen to your body and take action. The more proactive you are at the first signs of an immune response, the more likely you will quickly rebound. Let’s start with what you can control.

What to do?

1. STOP all refined sugar. Refined sugar shuts down your immune system for up to five hours after consumption. This contributes greatly to the uptick of cold and flu “season”. In my opinion, this isn’t a season. This always comes after a high-sugar holiday. We are sabotaging our health by consuming high amounts of sugar.

2. Drink only water. Cut out all juice and dairy products. Drink half your body weight in distilled (or good filtered) water every day. Your urinary system is a key elimination pathway. Making sure it is flushing properly is important.

3. Stop all processed food. I could park here for a while but for time’s sake, I will explain it this way….. JERF. Just. Eat. Real. FOOD. Remember, our bodies are fighting off infection. It doesn’t need to be fighting off synthetic food, too. Nourish it with nutrients it recognizes.

4. Rest. It sounds cliche, but it is true. Our body heals when we sleep. If we are run-down or not sleeping well, our body isn’t healing. REST!

What to take…

1. Vitamin C. I recommend a high-dose therapy when it comes to immune responses. This therapy is different for each client, but I usually will recommend a client take 1000mg of buffered C every hour until they hit bowel tolerance. This tells them that they cannot absorb anymore C. Vitamin C is water-soluble and high-dose therapies are extremely therapeutic.

My Vitamin C contains Bioflavonoids (also called flavonoids) which are a class of phytochemicals that are potent antioxidants, which scavenge many potentially damaging free radicals. Another aspect of the antioxidant properties of bioflavonoids is their synergy with Vitamin C. The bitter-tasting flavanones hesperidin and naringin, from the white albedo layer of citrus peels, have been shown to extend the nutritional functions of Vitamin C. Bioflavonoids are also capable of binding to metal ions, which prevents these metals from acting as catalysts in the body to enhance free radical production.

2. Vitamin D. I recommend an extra dose of Vitamin D. Most people are D deficient and need help supporting the immune system. Vitamin D testing is widely available to help you know where your D levels are. It is best to work with a practitioner when dosing fat-soluble minerals and vitamins.

Vitamin D is an immune system modulator that supports healthy T Cell and macrophage responses. One of the main functions of vitamin D is to help activate T cells, aka the “killer cells” in the body. T cells detect and destroy foreign pathogens — like viruses.

3. Immune Boosting Probiotics. I recommend a daily probiotic for health maintenance but with an immune response, I have clients up their dose to morning and evening.

Probiotics are fundamentally important for your health. Many healthcare practitioners believe that overall health begins in the digestive tract. Poor digestion compromises all parts of the body because the digestion of food provides fuel for all body processes, organs, and systems. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract also plays a prominent role in immune health.

My Probiotics are a non-dairy probiotic formulation produced from an all-natural source of beneficial microorganisms. It is designed to support digestive tract health and provide ingredients that support proper immune function and microbial balance in adults. They contain some species of the numerous microorganisms that naturally populate the human gastrointestinal tract. Probiotic bacteria, or “good bacteria,” promote a favorable balance of intestinal microflora. The human intestines harbor between 300 and 1000 different species of flora. Some people estimate that there are one hundred billion or one trillion bacteria per gram of colonic content in the large intestine. This mind-boggling amount is ten times as many cells as there are in the human body!

4. ImmunoMax. This supplement gives the body an extra kick to help jump-start the immune system. ImmunoMax is an advanced nutritional supplement that combines two heavily researched ingredients, N,N-Dimethylglycine (DMG) and Galactoarabinan, with a purified D-fraction from Maitake Mushroom and Beta 1,3 Glucans from the cell walls of baker’s yeast in a vegetarian capsule. Immunomax is designed specifically for anyone with a weakened immune system.

5. Smart Silver. I recommend taking 1tsp. up to 5x a day with an immune response. I also teach clients how to use silver with the nebulizer for respiratory treatments.

Smart Silver Smart Silver is a systematic approach to advanced immune support and balanced wellness. Smart Silver has engineered nanoparticles designed to offer more effective therapeutic benefits than traditional colloidal silver.

Having these products on hand and knowing how and when to use them will be a game-changer for you and your family. Again, this is to help an immune response STOP before it has the chance to begin. There are also ]deeper therapies that I help clients navigate through when these preventive therapies have not been put into place. You can order these supplements individually or save money by ordering the Immune Boost Kit Here!

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My Top Mother’s Day Picks

It’s that time of year again where kids and husbands alike start inquiring on what they should get for that special “mom” in their life. Let’s face it. Sometimes our creativity supercedes knowing what mom could really use.  Don’t get me wrong.  Us moms love the homemade cards, flowers, and crafts.  But in reality, there are a few little additions that most moms would love to have in their home.

 

Here are my top picks that you just can’t go wrong with.  

 

#1 Dyson Cyclone V10 Cordless Stick Vacuum

There is no doubt about it.  If you want to make your mom’s life a lot easier, than this gift is number one on the list.  This vacuum can do it all.  I have yet to find a job that this little guy has not performed well with.  With it being cordless it doesn’t tackle huge jobs, but for the continuous sweeping and maintenance of housework/farm-work, it is a beast!  It is light enough that the littles have no problem running it.  With a few quick connections, it is now able to head outside for car clean up.  You will not be disappointed.

#2  Breville Juice Fountain Plus 

It’s hard to find the time for proper detoxing and enzymes therapies.  This will be a gift that keeps on giving as your family learns the importance of letting the digestive system rest while still receiving powerful nutrients.  This gift benefits everyone in the home.

#3 NurtiBullet Pro

Meal time is just seconds away.  This powerful blender takes the prep work out of meal time.  Your family will receive all the benefits of a powerhouse meal that can literally be made in minutes and with easy clean up.  This is great for those warm summer evenings when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen.  You should not be eating heavy meals in the evening anyway so WIN WIN! For those of you with NO creativity, it comes with an entire booklet of recipes.

#4 The Family Wellness Kit

I have talked with many moms late at night that are needing advise on how they can help loved ones that are feeling under the weather.  Of course, this never replaces emergency care if needed.  The Family Wellness Kit offers a combination of supplements, herbs, and homeopathics for a natural approach to family health and safety. Moms can keep this easy-to-use kit in their home medicine cabinet for natural, effective, and non-toxic solutions for their common household ailments.

#5 Jumbo Salad Spinner

As you can probably tell, raw fruits and veggies are very important for our holistic lifestyle.  We have a salad usually every day.  We raise a large garden and grow it all organically which means we occasionally do have some bugs.  Washing our greens is so easy now with this salad spinner.  We all know how washing produce is so important…we might as well make it as easy as we can.

#6 Organic Wool Dryer Balls

I know!  This might not seem to be a very sentimental gift to give mom for Mother’s Day.  However, it is something she will appreciate very much.  Especially if it is paired with a couple of her favorite, therapeutic essential oils.  Allowing mom to use dryer balls during laundry helps to cut down on the toxic endocrine distrupers that are invading our homes.  PLUS, it saves so much money!

A few of my favorite esssential oils for laundry:

Rosemary

Lemongrass

Lavender

Jade Lemon

#7 Wine Filter and Aerator

NO more wine headaches!  For those moms that like a glass of wine at the end of the day, this if a great gift.  This filter removes the histamines and sulfate preservatives without compromising the taste of the wine.  This product will filter out all types of wines including sparkling! One filter will purify an entire bottle of wine.

#8 Dry Brush Kit

Every mom needs some time to pamper themselves.  A dry brush kit works well for those rare moments where mom can slip away to work on herself a bit. Dry brushing helps to open up two of the main elimination pathways of our body, the skin and lymph.  Ten minutes of dry brushing before showers helps to ensure momma’s overall health and if you follow it up with a wonder herbal bath then you’ve created a spa-like environment…which we all need from time to time.

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Herbal Bath:

-Draw a very HOT bath.
-Put bath herbs in a large tea ball, cloth tea bath, cotton handkerchief, some tulle or a clean white cotton sock. You can toss the herbs straight into the bath, but you will be cleaning yourself and the tub after…who wants to do that?
-Steep herbs in bath water until it cools enough for you to get in without discomfort.
-Soak in the herb bath for about 15 to 20 minutes, breathing deeply so as to benefit from the aromatics.
-Many bathers choose to “seal” the herbals in by applying a thin layer of good skin oil (jojoba, almond, avocado, coconut) to damp skin, then drying gently.
A few of my favorite bath herbs are lavender, calendula, chamomile, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and Aloe Vera. I will use these for different reasons. Not all herbs carry the same actions.

*You need to know the actions of herbals before you start using them.

I hope you find a gift that is just perfect for that special mom in your life and as always, I am here for any questions or for any natural health concerns you have. Feel free to email me and don’t forget to follow me of FB, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Blessings,

Stacey Upchurch, CNHP

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All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

 

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

If you would have asked me 25 years ago if my life would be anything like the way it is now I would have ‘laughed-out-loud’.  That’s the funny thing about life though; it evolves, molds, and paves ways most of us wouldn’t have chosen.  I can say that I LOVE my life and I couldn’t fathom a life any different than the one I am living.  However, this life was given to me by many circumstances that was completely out of my husband’s and my hands.

My husband has been a home builder for over 20 years.  We have moved and started from scratch six times over the past 13 years.  Starting from scratch isn’t for the faint of heart.  Packing, storing, keeping the houses ‘show ready’ and never being able to put down roots hasn’t always been easy.  We have lived in barns, fifth wheels, and campers while we would establish our property enough to live ‘properly’ in.  My husband would joke and say that we were the 21st century pioneers.  We have homeschooled for 10 of those years, making our ‘moves’ even more challenging, but we always managed to land on our feet.  With each home we learned so much.  Sure, I would dream that each home could be our last one but God grew the ability of detachment in me as it was all vanity.  Through the years, we have learned to simplify our needs and to focus on our healthy lifestyle.  The path that led me to study as a Holistic Practitioner was due to a few personal health issues and a very personal vaccine injury in my family.  This really made me focus in on how I am raising my family and how I can help to improve their health.  My main focus through the years has led me to live as natural and toxic-free as we can.

I am very happy to say that, Lord willing, we have found our final resting place and even though we are starting from scratch…..again, we are thrilled that we finally get to call a place “home”.   We have taken all the lessons over the past 20 years, downsized our dreams just a bit, and are fulfilling our current dreams that have been placed in our hearts.  My husband, the provider, has worked very hard to allow us to live debt free.  Me, the country hippie, animal lover, and garden dweller…well, I have the dream of running a year-round, organic-producing farm.

With that being said, I have put a list together of a few of my favorite things that I couldn’t live without. Whether you live on a farm or not, these products have made my top ten list and I know you will love them too.  These products have made our lives easier and healthier and I can’t wait to share them with you.

My Top Ten Must-Haves

 

#1  NurtiBullet

The first product that I would be lost without is my NurtiBullet.  This is a new product to me but it has changed my life.  While studying to be a Holistic Practitioner, one of the key health points we learn about is the importance of REAL, raw, organic, nutrient-dense  food.  Smoothies have been a great way for my family to eat raw foods (and the kids don’t always see what goes into those smoothies).  Smoothies are also a great way to detoxify and help your body to run smooth.

#2 6 Quart Icecream Maker

This is a summer treat that my family absolutely loves.  This product allows me to make a completely organic treat for my family.  I don’t have to worry about unwanted ingredients and harmful chemicals like Polysorbate 80. This is a toxic ingredient found in many ice creams.  It has been shown to negatively affect the immune system, cause infertility issues, and it is also an ingredient found in some vaccines.

By making my own ice cream I don’t feel guilty because I know exactly what is going into it.  Yes, it is an occasional indulgence , so don’t overindulge.

My handed-down recipe for homemade icecream is here:

The World’s Best Homemade Ice-cream

 

#3 Mortar and Pestle Set

If you are a culinary extraordinaire (or at least you pretend to be), a hobbyist herbalist, or even just beginning to learn about how important herbs are, you are going to want to invest in a good mortar and pestle set.  From muddling mint for mojitos to grinding dried  pepper flakes, this set will be your best friend.  Plus, it makes a killer guacamole.

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#4  Cast Iron Set

Once you move to ‘the other side’ of toxic-free living, you will soon learn that you need to ditch the ever-so-popular, non-stick cookware.  Yes, cast iron cookware does need some attention and love but they are worth it.  If you think about how often you cook with contaminated cookware, it would be cheaper to buy a set of good cast iron and worth the maintenance to keep it nice than a heavy metal detox….and speaking of heavy metal detox…. if you’re needing one, let’s talk Cleansing Options. 

#5 Reverse Osmosis Drinking Water Filtration System

I really shouldn’t have to talk about the importance of good, clean water, but, alas….here we are.  You should be consuming half your body weight in ounces of pure H2O every single day.  If you’re not, you are backing up one of your body’s main elimation pathways.  No…..coffee, tea (not even green tea), energy drinks, etc. do not count towards your daily ounces of pure H2O.  City water treatment plants are not as healthy as you think.  Depending on the level of chlorine, you might even think about putting a filter on your shower head to block out the chlorine.  Heating chlorine is NOT your friend. We are blessed to have our own well drilled, but as soon as our living arrangements are finalized, this filtration system will be in place.

 

#6 Coffee Press

We are now living three months with no electricity except with the occasional treat that the generator gives us.  I invested in a good coffee press right away.  I only drink a cup a day and I make it super charged.  Sitting outside, sipping on some coffee on warm summer mornings while overlooking our beautiful pond and thanking the Lord for another day is one of my favorite times of the day.

My Morning Coffee

Colombia Jo

MCT Oil

Organic Turmeric

Organic Cinnamon

And, either a splash of organic half and half or coconut milk.

 

#7 Diffusers

Talk about diffuser withdrawal while being off-grid.  I run them when ever I can while we have the generator running.  But, when we have permanent electricity, I do have a diffuser in every room.  They have wonderful effects on our limbic system.  They help support not only or physical needs but also our emotional needs.  There are some tips and tricks to using EOs and diffusers.  One thing most people do not know is to NOT over diffuse.  We tend to think, the more the merrier.  This is not the case with essential oils.  You can become sensitized to them and actually develop an allergy to them.

If you need some EO education and support on how to use this wonderful modality, I would love to help.

Online Aromatherapy Class

 

#8 Etee Wraps

Ditch your plastic and keep your food fresher, longer.  Toxic plastic wrap, storage containers, and aluminum foil are no longer needed thanks to my washable Etee Wraps.  I use them to wrap up sandwiches, cover bowls, and store food safely in the frigde.
100% Hand made and 100% all natural, organic, non-GMO.

#9 Is My Top Farm Products

This could have dominated my list of favorites so I combined them into a sub-category.  I have had to learn a lot about running an organic farm and I am sure I still have LOTS to learn.  The care and products my animals receive are very important to me.  After all, they are giving us great nutrition in return.

1) Diatomaceous earth, Food grade

Whether you are maintaining a parasite-free coop and stable or ridding parasites naturally, DE is one of my favorite products to have on hand.  There are some health precautions to know about with handling DE.  Make sure it is food grade.  Do not inhale while dusting animals or the stable floors.

2) Colloidal Silver

Silver is always with me.  It is in my tack room ready for any occasion that I may come across,  I recently was able to help a new chick that had developed some congestion with silver along with helping a badly injured leg from one of my does.  When it comes to fighting off infection, this is my go-to product.

3) Apple Cider Vinager

Okay, really, what can’t ACV do?  All the farm animals get ACV in their water. It is especially helpful for chickens in egg production and helps feather growth when molting season arrives. For more on what ACV can do read my blog https://myfitfarmlife.com/2018/07/09/apple-cider-vinegar-uses-on-the-farm/

#10 Dyson V7 Motörhead  

I never knew I could love a vacuum so much.  This is a workhorse that can go from carpet to floor to couch with no conversion necessary.  I love that it is cordless and can be converted to a handheld in seconds, which works great when I use it for the cars.  Even my kids enjoy vacuuming because it literally takes minimal effort!

I am always on the lookout for new ways to make our lives simpler, healthier, and easier.  What are your favorite must-have products that make your life easier, but healthier?

As always, I am here for any questions or health concerns you have. Feel free to email me and don’t forget to follow me of FB, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Blessings,

Stacey Upchurch, CNHP
Star Member through Young Living

Disclaimer
All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

*This post may contain affiliate links for products I love. This means I earn a commission if you make a purchase through one of these links.*

Cleanse Your Liver Naturally

Why Should You Cleanse Your Liver?

The liver plays an essential role in the body including metabolism, digestion, energy storage, and hormone production. It is also the major detoxifying organ in the body.

The liver is also pivotal for purifying the blood and plays a key role in converting carbohydrates to energy, as well as storing energy in the form of glycogen and fats. It is responsible for these vital functions:

  • Filtering and processing all food, nutrients, alcohol, drugs, and other materials that enter the bloodstream and letting them pass, and breaking them down or storing them
  • Manufacturing bile needed to emulsify fats for digestion
  • Making and breaking down many hormones, including cholesterol, testosterone, and estrogens
  • Regulating blood sugar levels

Virtually every function of the human body depends on the liver.

There are two major phases of normal liver detoxification:

Phase 1 Detoxification- where biotransformation take place
Phase 2 Detoxification- where conjugation takes place

Without going into the full anatomy session of the liver I will summarize for clarity purposes.

In phase one of detoxification, toxins are broken down (enzymes break down toxins, drugs, alcohol, caffeine, hormones, etc.) that are fat soluble by removing molecules of the substance.

In phase two of detoxification, the natural substances are added to the metabolites (broken down toxins) from phase one. This forms a substance that is no longer toxic and is ready to be transported out of the body.

Sounds great, right? However, if your liver is not working properly and phase two is not able to flush the broken down toxins out, your body becomes overloaded with toxins. To make sure that the liver is working properly a good liver cleanse is recommended. It is important to reduce and eliminate toxins from our environment, from foods we eat, as well as being sure to consume adequate amounts of the nutrients needed for proper detoxification.

 

Fun Facts About the Liver:

  • About one-fourth of your total blood volume passes through your liver every minute.
  • It is the largest organ IN the body, essential for life.
  • It produces bile to help absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins.
  • It removes or neutralizes poisons from the blood.
  • It removes germs and bacteria from the blood.
  • It makes proteins that regulate blood clotting.

Things That Stress the Liver:

  • Blocked bile ducts
  • Chronic hepatitis B and C
  • Diabetes, protein malnutrition, obesity, and corticosteroid use
  • Exposure to chemicals and parasites
  • Inherited diseases
  • Iron overload
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH)
  • Poor diet
  • Coffee and soda
  • Viruses

IS IT TIME TO DETOXIFY?

You cannot successfully cleanse your liver without addressing the emotional side to the liver. The emotions that are connected to the liver and gallbladder are anger and resentment. Symptoms can range from restless legs, outbursts and even violence. You will learn how to put to use emotional release techniques that raise energy levels, calms the mind, changes focus, shifts perception, removes negative connections, releases blocked energy and releases those toxic, trapped emotions.

I have put together a way to naturally cleanse your liver that covers nutrition, elimination, and emotional support. Cleansing gives the body strength to fight off disease and frees the overloaded liver from the accumulation of toxins, mucus, and parasites that build up through the years. Everyone is in need of a good liver cleanse from time to time so if you would like more information on how to cleanse your liver naturally, message me to set up a consultation.

Myfitfarmlife@gmail.com

 Other natural cleansing options are:

  • The Master Cleanse
  • Colon Hydrotherapy Cleanse
  • Blood Cleanse
  • Enzyme Cleanse
  • Heavy Metal Cleanse
  • Parasite Cleanse

 

Want Even More Holistic Health Support?

As a CHHP, I provide a comprehensive and holistic approach to determine and correct imbalances within the body. I work together with my clients to uncover many underlying causes of common health concerns and tailor support for the specific needs of each of my individual clients. You may contact me to set up a consolation.

For people that are in love with essential oils and the bioavailability of supplements, I offer free services, including the iTOVi scan sessions, EO education and supplementation use only for members who enroll as wholesale members under me. Let’s take this journey together!

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As always, I am here for any questions or health concerns you have. Feel free to email me and don’t forget to follow me of FB, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Blessings,

Stacey Upchurch, CNHP
Star Member through Young Living

Disclaimer
All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

 

Food and Mood

The mental health statistics for Americans is soaring. As we start to see more horrific incidents being played out as a result of mental illness we, as a moral society, have got to look at more underlying issues than a “gun problem” or video game overload.

The statistics do not lie.  I will bring nutrition and emotional release techniques into the discussion at the end, but for now I want us to camp out right here and soak up these statistics.  I could give you every statistic there is from depression medications to lack of education, but I just want to focus on these four:

  • 1 in 4 adults (approximately 61 million Americans) suffer with mental illness. (2015)
  • 1 in 10 adolescents experiences a period of major depression.
  • 1 in 25 Americans live with a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or major depression.
  • Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S.
    41,000 deaths per year-more than double the rate of homicides

As a CNHP, I am committed to teaching people the fundamental health techniques that can help free them from debilitating health disorders. Can you even imagine my grief to know so many people feel hopeless in their mental state enough to take their own life? And where is the outcry to help these people? We are ready to “BAN ALL GUNS” but we don’t address the mental state of these hurting people.  This is not only ignorant but cruel. Could nutrition and lifestyle really be affecting our mental state?

Now, as a disclaimer, I understand that not all emotional issues are nutritionally related. However, in studies we have seen huge improvements in the mental state of clients that have put natural health practices into play.

The World Health Organization (WHO) states that health is a state of COMPLETE physical, mental, and social well-being.  This is different as our society as a whole, treats symptoms and defining health as merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  To take it even further, holistic health combines the body, mind, and spirit to work in harmony for the ideal picture of health.

Body- our physical being that allows our interaction in the world.

Mind- like computer programming, this is what makes us “run”.

Spirit- the energy within which gives us power.

To throw even more staggering statistics at you, the United States is ranked 37th in overall performance of healthcare systems, but comes in number one with cost.  In 2015, U.S. health care spending was $3.2 trillion, or $9,990 per person. Now, I’m not a numbers expert, but something doesn’t add up here.  For the first times since 1993, the U.S. life expectancy has declined.  We are outspending every nation for health care, but our life expectancy is declining and we are even leading some countries in the 10 causes of death globally.  You would come to expect this in third-world countries but not in our “Mighty America”.  This should outrage our society and move you all to find answers.

So What Can We Do?

Simple, natural changes that you make in your life could result in the breakthrough you’ve been searching for.  As a holistic practitioner,  I start with the foundations at initial consultations.  We engage in these foundations of health and then see where we need to improve.  A full consultation form lets me see into the window of my client’s health and allows me to help support their personal needs.

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This should not overwhelm you but encourage you that simple, natural changes could improve the health of your body and the health of your wallet.

What Does Nutrition Have To Do With It?

Scroll through any magazine or Facebook and you will quickly notice the heavy market for “health companies”.  For the most part, these companies have programs that get results and allow people to start living a healthier lifestyle.  Where the problem lies for me is that these programs promote nutrition that is not even food.  They are pumping people full of synthetic minerals and vitamins and artificial forms of food.

Dr. Royal Lee and Jerome Stolzoff have some profound opinions on food and nutrition:

1) No food is safe, unless it is fresh enough to have retained most of its perishable vitamins.  Spinach may lose all of its vitamin C in a week; oranges in three months.

2) No food is safe, unless it has incurred no processing that would remove or impair its vitamin and mineral content.  This eliminates pasteurized milk, white sugar, synthetic syrups, bleached flour, and practically all packaged cereals, shortening, fats, etc.

3) No food is safe, unless it is free of any kind of synthetic adulteration, representing crude attempts to replace valuable organic constituents lost in processing.

4) No food is safe, unless it has a background of experience behind it establishing its value to the human family.  NO ANIMAL TESTING.

Foods should be consumed in their natural state, grown organically, in proper soil conditions, pesticide-free, and harvested at peak ripeness for optimal nutrition.

Dr. Lee and Jerome Stolzoff go on to say that those who are seeking absolute health, longevity, and refinement need to understand that the body, mind, spirit, and soul are absolutely interdependent from each other.  A healthy body can only be built and maintained with nature’s perfect (unperverted and unfired) food, pure water, fresh air, sunshine, exercise, and restful sleep.

Can You See The Connection?

Not only is our country’s nutrition completely off base but we are over medicated as well.  Millions of children and adults have attention deficit disorder (ADD) and/or attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD).  ADD is characterized by difficult concentration, distracted, and impaired visual/spacial coordination.  ADHD is characterized by inattentiveness, impulsiveness, and hyperactivity.  Although the causes are not clear, genetics, food additives, nutrition, infections, and abnormalities related to neurotransmitters in the CNS are suspected.

What….nutrition? We are facing a drug epidemic as the number of prescriptions for ADD and ADHD have tripled from 1990-1994 and have increased every year after.

A nutrition-based study showed results involving 33 people who suffered from ADD, ADHD, or related disorders.  The purpose of the trial was to measure how often nutrition-based recommendations could help improve behavior that was linked to these disorders and to also identify dietary factors that could help.  This was solely a nutritional-based study.  The results were amazing.  51.5% of participants needed calcium support, 48.4% needed nutritional fatigue support, 45.2% needed nutritional thyroid support, 29% needed nutritional infection support, 9.7% needed nutritional pancreatic support and 16.1% needed B vitamin and iron support. Only 20% of participants were on Ritalin or other prescriptions.  All reduced or eliminated taking the medications and reported improvement.  100% of participants reported behavioral improvement within 40 days.  Food intolerances were found in 90.3% of the participants.

I gave you a very brief synopsis of this case study, but the results have to be acknowledged.  Our diet and nutrition is playing a huge role in our mental and physical health.

As a holistic practitioner, I work with clients to help improve many areas of their health. We begin with self-reflection.

How balanced is your diet?

How much water and what kind of water do you consume daily?

How much raw, organic foods do you consume?

Are your circadian rhythms functioning properly?

Are you exercising properly for your body’s needs?

What is your body’s pH and how does it effect your nutrition?

Are you cleansing and detoxing properly?

Are you receiving an adequate amount of sun exposure?

Are you overloading your body on supplements? Do you know what supplements your body is specifically needing?

Are you effectively practicing energy therapy?

These are just a few of the foundational blocks we build upon.  More and more people are climbing over to the natural-health arena because they are dissatisfied with the efforts made by tradition allopathic medicine.  I do not discredit allopathic medicine at all.  In fact, I am thankful for their avenues of expertise and I help co-manage many clients.  I just can’t ignore my passion and insight to help people find a better way to improve their health.

If this article hits home with you and you would to receive holistic advise and insight, I would love to be your practitioner.  Feel free to message me to set up a private consultation or visit my website https://myfitfarmlife.com/holistichealth/

Until then, enjoy these emotional release techniques to help calm the mind and balance your mind, body, spirit connection.  Once we learn how interdependent these are, we begin to wholly heal.

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References

Thiel, Robert J., PH.D. (2017). Naturopathy for the 21st Century. Retrieved April 9, 2018

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/12/08/504667607/life-expectancy-in-u-s-drops-for-first-time-in-decades-report-finds

https://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/NationalHealthExpendData/downloads/highlights.pdf • Where does all this money spent get us? • 36.5% of U.S. adults are obese. (2016) 

www.usnews.com/news/articles/2015/03/13/mental-health-a-new-priority-in-corporate-america

https://www.mentalhealth.gov/basics/myths-facts/index.html

 

 

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All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.

The Problem I Have With Essential Oils

Let me first say that I LOVE essential oils.  I will use them every day until the day I die.  They have become a huge blessing to me, my family, and my farm.  What I am specifically talking about is this “health trend” we have in America.  We know we are supposed to be healthy but very few put in the work to get and STAY healthy.  Now with the uprising trend of essential oils, this seems to be our new “fix”.  We want things fast and if we don’t see immediate results, we give up.  So many people are claiming EOs are the end all to solve everyone’s problems…..and that is the very problem I have with them.

I am an advocate for healthy living.  I truly believe our bodies are fearfully and wonderfully made.   The intricacies of our bodily design are mesmerizing and leave me in absolute awe every time I learn something more about them.  I also believe that our bodies are capable of healing themselves given the right environment.  However, there are no shortcuts to health.  No supplement or oil is going to make you get off the couch and get your body moving.  No oil or supplement is going to give your body the pure nutrition it needs.  They are buffers…..wonderful buffers!  You can slather your body in all the oils you want and take all the supplements you desire but if you are not concentrating on the triangle of wellness, you are missing the whole point of why we even have these amazing products.

I understand the marketing behind such claims, but I feel as stewards of the health industry we do it a disservice by glorifying the products and by not promoting the only effort that will make a lasting impact on people’s health…..the true triangle of wellness.  Nutrition from pure, organic foods, exercise (those that hate that word, think of it as fun sweating activity), and then supplements (in natural form, not synthetic…including oils).  Detoxifying the body through the bowels, urniary and lymphatic system, lungs, and skin is often not even mentioned in health consultations.  Nutritional deficiencies are largely associated with food intolerances and an unbalanced gut.  The pH of your body will determine how many nutrients your body can or cannot absorb.  Should I even begin talking about water intake?  People are going mad, slathering EOs all over their neck and head for headaches and are still drinking soda with little to no pure H2O.

I do applaude those that are trying to make a difference.  Educating people on daily chemicals that we are being exposed to, teaching people proper exercise, and helping people build healthy eating habits. HOWEVER, my inbox is FULL of people needing help because someone that watched an “oil” class or pinned a “pin” off Pinterest advised them and are now claiming themselves to be experts on Essential Oils.  Not only that, there are so many brands of EOs on the market that can do harm….especially when they are taken therapeutically.  That is very scary to me.  Suggesting that an oil or supplement can fix anything without a full health evaluation can discredit the people offering the advise and  give the product a bad name.  If people are not being consulted on their entire bodily wellness, then they are receiving a huge disservice.

So for now, I just try and continue to educate people on the “whole” body.  Essential Oils are just a small part of resources I have to help people.  Personally, the bioavailability alone that EOs bring to nutrients is intriguing. But for people claiming they are a cure-all…I would caution and advise you to save your money.  Understanding that our bodies run off energy and that there are many areas that need to be addressed is the first step in healing our bodies.

Before everyone loses their minds over this, there is nothing wrong with people diffusing oils and having their go-to bag of oils for themselves and their families. In fact, I encourage it.  I just have very strong opinions and concerns on the therapeutic nature of some oils that people are claiming to be health experts on and the advise given to them.

It is my life’s passion to help people break free from the normal we have come to accept in healthcare.  There are no shortcuts to healing our bodies nor is there a magic oil that will make all your symptoms go away.  In the natural health field, I take a look at your body as a whole and through consultations and evaluations, I begin piecing together the clues your body is trying to give.

When clients find their “aw-ha” moment, take their health back, and realize they have other avenues to explore, this is when I know I’ve done my job correctly.  If you are experiencing  a physical, emotional, or nutritional set-back please contact me!   I would love to begin a journey with you that could transform your life.

To know more about me, head on over to my Holistic Health Page to learn about my services and my current and on-going education.

Blessings!

One link that does has some beneficial uses for essential oils is https://www.tipsbulletin.com/essential-oils-for-sleep/

Just remember, you need to treat the whole body, just not the symptom.

How to Help a Sore Throat

It never fails.  The little voice coming from the bedroom exclaiming, “Mommy!  I have a sore throat!”  What’s a mom to do?  I don’t know about your kids, but mine can milk a sore throat for all it’s worth.  Luckily, I have found a method that works wonders on those hurting throats in my household.

I have a cabinet in my house that is just for ‘cold’ emergencies and my kids know the routine.  At the first sign of a sore throat, we immediately put in action a salt-water gargle routine.  They will do this 3x a day for as long as their throats are hurting.

Sore Throat Gargle

-4 oz. water
-2 drops of Thieves Vitality EO
-2 tsp. of sea salt

(Lavender lip balm applied first will help with chapped, cracked lips)

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Stir well and gargle right away.  I ask them to count to 10 in their head each time.

Call me old-fashioned, but I still don’t think there is anything better than a spoonful of organic honey to smooth that throat.  After they have finished gargling, they get a spoonful of nature’s candy.

I also keep a 10ml Roller bottle filled with a blend that warms and soothes the throat.  We rub this right below their ears and down their throat.  As with any EO, if you get it in your eye, DO NOT WASH OUT WITH WATER.  Use a carrier oil like olive oil and flush the eye out.

-20 drops Frankincense
-20 drops Peppermint
-20 drops Lavender
-15 drops Wintergreen
-15 drops Eucalyptus Globulus

– 15 drops Copaiba

-Then fill bottle with equal parts of a carrier oil.  I prefer organic jojoba oil, or grape-seed oil.

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Diffuse Purification  morning and night, especially as they are going to bed.

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Boosting the immune system is critical here.  Whenever there seems to be a ‘bug’ in the house I give them extra Liposomal Vitamin C and Nano-Silver (energetic form) to help boost immunities.

To learn even more on how to boost your family’s immunities naturally and how to help drive sickness out of their bodies:

Book a family health consultation.

A few topics I cover during a session:

  • Immune Support
  • Colds/Flus
  • Nausea/Vomitting
  • Fever
  • Throat Discomfort
  • Cuts and Scrapes
  • Burns
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Insect Bites
  • Mineral and Vitamin Deficiency

 

 

Wonderful Tips for EOs

With the Seed to Seal  process, I know the oils I use are 100% pure and nothing harmful is going into our bodies.  Please do not be fooled by synthetic oils that smell amazing.  The whole reason EOs are attractive to people is because they want to eliminate toxins in their bodies.  Make sure you know what’s in your EO.  Learn more about our Seed to Seal commitment.

Do not let the world of EOs scare you.  They are simple amazing tools to have in our holistic tool belt.  At any time you may join my team and learn from some of the best holistic dietitians.

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All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.