FEAR, is like an emotional “VIRUS”…

Are you struggling with a sense of direction, what to do, what to do????? When we are looking to travel someplace we’ve never been before, today we plug in an address to a GPS, and it talks u…

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FEAR, is like an emotional “VIRUS”…

Are you struggling with a sense of direction, what to do, what to do?????
When we are looking to travel someplace we’ve never been before, today we plug in an address to a GPS, and it talks us straight to our destination. Before these new fangled directionals we had to rely on “maps”. In my case years ago… (it’s no secret navigating my way to new places was a bit of a challenge, distinguishing between what was North, South etc. was not my strong point, so consequently, I was a true Hoosier, I really did “wander” Indiana)….maps.jpg
Yet I realize this same aspect rings so true in so many areas of our lives. We try to navigate by faith without giving any consideration of other conflicting forces….and many times those conflicting forces end up taking us in the opposite direction if we are not guarding our choices. What is that conflicting force? FEAR.. you could even say… ahh, not me, I’m not afraid of anything!!!! But It took me a while to realize that fear is actually NOT a feeling from my perspective. It’s not an emotion… Its a spiritual force and even as it can and does affect ones emotions, it can be in operating mode even when it doesn’t feel like it.

I compare it to my computer, I know there are always many, many other programs running that I cannot see, but nonetheless, they are running and to me fear equals that of a “virus” that can cripple the proper use of our computers, because for most of us when that FEAR creeps onto the scene, it cripples us physically and emotionally.
Faith is the substance of things hoped for (Hebrews 11:1),   hebrewsfear is the substance of things we don’t desire. Faith is what is unseen in spirit, yet manifests the promises of God

. Fear on the other hand reaches into the unseen too and manifests the threats of the devil (which causes doubt & confusion). Faith is the power God uses to create and Fear is the power the devil uses to destroy…

Hebrews 2:15 says “It is the fear of death that keeps us in bondage”. This isn’t necessarily talking about just the physical death when we leave this earth. The fear of death referred to in Hebrews has a wider meaning it includes the fear of sickness, lack, failure and everything else that is included under the Master Law of Sin and Death.
There have been times in my life where money was very tight… so I have to really work on being and feeling in bondage to the fear of “poverty”. Even when things are on an upward swing, that underlying fear can creep in whispering in my ear and robs me of my freedom to just relax and have faith & confidence. How bout you?
It took me awhile to really understand Ephesians 6:12 in application to myself… “we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world”. What do those rulers use to rule? I’m betting your gonna guess right… FEAR… Fear can be so dog gone powerful. I find I have to take control sometimes daily so it has no power over my thoughts because where my thoughts are is what rules my day. So when I take back my authority (I control my thoughts) so the fear of poverty, sickness, and failure that fear is designed to deliver…

I go thru this little self discussion if fear is false evidence appearing real, then whatever situation I am afraid of I ask if this applies. What I realized is the things I fear are always “future” based its not happening right at the moment, so I am afraid of what has NOT happened yet, and truth be told rarely does.. So I literally lost time that could have been spent living in the true moment when I worry about what hasn’t even happened (but oh man, it could, but will it?)
This has been working for me, when I feel afraid or all that self-doubt talk starts rolling thru my mind, I speak out loud Psalms 118:6 “The Lord is on my side; I will not fear.”


HERBS: God’s Pharmacy

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I run across folks all the time who are looking for a healthier way to maintain the quality of their health that isn’t laced with “side-effects” leaving them with the burning question of is there something better?

Since the dawn of recorded history, plants have been the primary source of medicine for peeps throughout the world.  In western society, we DO think of medicines and foods differently.  After all there is a big difference between the aspirin we buy for headaches and the carrots we put on the dinner table right?

But… what about garlic?  You can buy it in the produce section of the grocery store next to onions and Celery. Yet studies have shown that garlic lowers cholesterol, reduces HTN (High blood pressure) and kills bacteria.  These are medicinal qualities.  So… then is garlic a food or medicine?

According to the medical definition, medicine is anything which enters the body and alters its structure or function.  Using that definition, ALL FOODS AND EVEN WATER AND AIR COULD BE CONSIDERED MEDICINES.  Yet of course peeps don’t view foods in those terms. Most believe for it to qualify as a “medicine”, it must be dangerous and toxic and used with extreme care.

 

Yet the simple fact is garlic is both a food and a medicine, it contains nutrients that the body uses to correct imbalances.

Walk with me back a ways to the early 1800’s where a herbal therapy system was developed by a pioneer herbalist, Samuel Thomson. This method of herbal practice was known then as a “Physio-medical system”.  Which meant it considered herbs as a aid to assisting the body’s own natural ability to heal itself.

Thomson considered his medicinal herbs to fall in the same order as foods. I quote:  “I shall now describe the fuel which continues the fire, or life of man.  This is contained in 2 things, food and medicines (herbs): which are in harmony with one another.”  His system focused on aiding the eliminative function of the body and regeneration of tissue.  These two actions are known to most as cleansing and toning in the herbal world.

Cleansing the body and building up the health of the body systems have been the major goals in much of the world’s herbal practice.  This is ENTIRELY different than drug therapy.  Drug therapy, the practitioner seeks to describe specific causes for disease and then seeks to make specific chemical changes in the body to correct the causes or mask the symptoms of the ailment.

In herbal therapy, the practitioner views disease as a general imbalance of the body,  In the case of a kidney infection, an herbalist would seek to correct this imbalance by administering 3 types of herbs.  Herbs which would prevent toxins from being absorbed from the bowel, herbs which would tonify and build the kidney and other related organs and herbs which would increase the discharge of toxins through the urinary tract and other eliminative organs.,  In other words, Herbology focuses on assisting the self healing process, which is more of a nutritional approach.

The herbalist recognizes that disease, excluding trauma, is the result of a violation, intentional or otherwise, of the laws of nature; that germs cannot exist in harmful numbers for any length of time in or on tissue whose life and vitality is high so that the only way the disease can be overcome is to aid nature in the healing process by the elimination of the poisons and toxins through the body’s natural channels and allowing the vitality to return to the body.

Dr. Shook ( herbalist), maintained that various elements especially minerals in the herbs were their primary virtue.  He asserted that herbs supported the natural function of the body by supplying “organic” elements to the organs and systems of the body.

Example:

  • Dandelions, marshmallow, comfrey and alfalfa have all been cultivated for foods by various folks.
  • Hawthorne berries, used by herbalists today as a stimulant for the heart, were originally used by African tribes as a staple in the form of flour.

We look at food as visually appealing, how does it smell, what is the texture like, of course how does it taste… yet beneath the simplicity of all that, foods are very chemically complex.  They contain more than just fats, proteins, carbs, vitamins and minerals yet all natural foods are a complex mix of chemical substances.

Lets look at a potato:

It contains over 150 known chemical substances, many unknown chemical substances, solanine, alkaloids, oxalic acid, arsenic, tannins, and nitrate… all of which have no recognized nutritional significance from mans point of view.

Lets look now at a orange:

The orange oil contains 42 chemicals, including 12 alcohols, 9 aldehydes, 2 esters, 14 hydrocarbons and 4 keytones.  All fruits and vegetables and other natural substances are just as complex.

I trying to point out that all natural foods contain substances which affect the structure or function of ones body.  All food has medicinal action, however weak it may or may not be.  You cannot live without eating.

Many of the foods the average person consumes on a daily basis however from a nutritional view, like refined flours, refined sugars, boxed convenience foods fried foods etc. truth is you don’t die instantly from eating these but over time it causes such a nutritional imbalance that the body begins to break itself down searching for what it needs to keep going.

Picture a metal drum, and in that drum some harsh toxic chemicals have been stored, now for argument sake lets take that drum out back and bury it not far from your “water” source. Now that drum is going to stay secure for a piece of time causing what appears to be little to zero issues, however, as natures waters the ground, and chemical reactions take place within the soil, rust (oxidation) = cells and tissue in the body, begins to take place and eventually that rust will eat all the way thru the wall of that drum and the toxic stuff being stored begins to absorb into the surround soils = fat cells, and eventually makes it way into the water source= blood, lymphatic, organs).  Next thing you know a problem manifests, lets suggest auto immune issues, diabetes, lupus, Parkinson’s, arthritis, cancers.  How about fibromyalgia which is a central nervous system that is highly inflamed.

Add to the equation the new kids on the block, like Nutra-sweet and sucralose, which are excite-neurotoxins, which means they over excite the nerves in the body and for many cause migraine headaches, nausea, loose stools, tremors….Many reach for these because they think they won’t make them fat like white sugar does, or if they have been diagnosed diabetic they don’t raise the glycemic index, yet truth is many diabetic using these find it harder to regulate their glycemic/insulin levels.

Orthomolecular medicine which is what I incorporate into my Naturopathic practice, means I focus on the use of nutrients to help the body get back on track and take over the self healing process.  The health issues sometimes are successfully treated with vitamins and mineral supplementation not necessarily due to deficiencies of these elements.  In some cases it may be that the supplements simply act as a catalyst to stimulate certain natural functions in the body that have become subdued due to many years of confusion from improper diet.

HEAVY METAL ISSUES:

There are many folks who are dealing with heavy metal issues and are unaware that is the toxic drum causing their health issues.

Aluminum: its used in aircrafts, pop cans,  foil we cook with,cookware, deodorants, various other health and beauty products, it’s used in many vaccines, its even used in processed American cheese so it melts evenly, and used as an anti-caking agent in certain powders like baking powder.

What it is, is a highly reactive element which readily combines with oxygen.  This is what makes it stable in the metallic state since it quickly forms a stable oxide coat when exposed to air.  So when cooking with tomatoes and other acidic foods, it actually  reacts strongly with the aluminum and makes the foods taste like metal.

Nutritionally there is no known use for aluminum, metabolically; aluminum is absorbed in the smallest amounts since it nearly always finds a molecule to react with in the digestive fluids of our stomach.

Alzheimers’, Parkinson’s Disease, Down’s Syndrome are all thought to be associated with abnormal absorption of aluminum in specific areas of the brain tissue.  The presence of aluminum, especially in the brain, blocks the normal reactions that involve the mineral zinc.  There is however, no known relationship between the normal ingestion of aluminum in our diets and these diseases.

The aluminum content of a plant is a good indicator of the cleanliness of an herb.  Especially the roots since aluminum is a major constituent of all soils.

 

I could run through all the minerals on the elemental chart and truth is they are all present in our soil, which our foods are grown in, the animal meats we eat that feed from those plants grown in those same soils, hence we can obtain iron from eating liver, why because those animals eat plants that obtain the iron from the soil thru their root system and synergistically chemically alter it from what is referred to a “inorganic” (non usable)  state to an “organic” (useable) state.

Meaning you cannot take a big ole bite out of a cast iron skillet and swallow it, yet I can bury a cast iron pan and plant some spinach next to it and eat the spinach and gain the iron in my body in a form that my body can unlock for use.  We NEED iron, but it boils down to the type… it is either useable or not.  So medicinally plants have it going on!

Plants contain:

  • Fats – beneficial ones and the unhealthy ones too.
  • Fiber – mother natures intestinal broom and its available in every fruit, veggies, plant and herb.
  • Naturally occurring vitamins, are in every single plant that grows.

HERBS: you may be familiar with, and some that may be new to you.

  • ALFALFA: alfafa many farmers use this to feed their livestock.  It is called the KING OF HERBS.  It has been cultivated by man for 1000’s of years.  It is good for all inflammation, including arthritis, and Rheumatism, balances blood sugar, helps with cholesterol, purifies the blood and aids in digestion, it is considered to be a digestive tonic.
  • ALOE VERA WHOLE LEAF: aloe Cleopatra reputedly attributed her irresistible charm to the use of aloe.  New Testament references to an embalming mix of myrrh and aloe.  It’s beneficial for burns, skin and stomach ulcers, dysentery, intestinal disorders, longevity, kidney disorders, prostatitis, stimulates hair grown when rubbed on the scalp.
  • ALTHEA ROOT (a.k.a. Marshmallow root):  althea-root We find this in salt marshes, along river banks and other moist areas.   It’s ability to bind and eliminate toxins allows the body to keep itself clean.  So its good for arthritis, laxative, infection, female tonic, kidney and bladder infections, it soothes the urinary tract, so you will find this in a lot of herbal kidney formulas used to treat bladder infections.
  • ASPARAGUS:   asparagus-rootMany know this as a veggie, which supports the kidney’s and whole urinary system, however, the bitter root is also useful as a blood purifier, diuretic and laxative.  Works for parasite issues and because it is high in natural occurring sulfur its wonderful for hair, skin, and nails too.
  • ASTRAGALUS ROOT:    astraguls root.jpgChinese use this to treat infections of the mucous membranes especially urinary and respiratory, great against cols, and some say it is used to prevent cancers, and it rejuvenates the digestive organs and helps regulate blood sugar, edema, ulcers, and diabetes.
  • BARBERRY BARK:  barberry-root this is a spiny bush that grows to be 10/15 ft. tall, native to Europe and has been brought to the eastern half of the United States.  Holly shaped leaves, yellow flowers and dark red to black berries.  The bark of the trunk and root is a bitter astringent.  So great for use with gastrointestinal ailments, lymphatic, urinary tract issues, respiratory infections.  Antifungal, diarrhea, poor appetite, fever, candidiasis and bleeding issues.
  • BLACK COHOSH ROOTS:   black-cohosh-root is a tall perennial plant, used by Indiana tribes for snake bites, coughs, chest issues, diarrhea and irregular female monthly cycles.  Scarlet fever, measles, asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, tinnitus, angina, sexual weakness, hysteria, menopause.
  • BLACK WALNUT FRUIT RIND:  black-walnut-fruit the seed is edible but herbalists are more interested in the fruit rind than the seed. The yellow rind has a black pulp that stains: the rinds were used to tan animal skins and assist in would healing.  It tones and helps heal inflamed damaged tissues.  Helps hemorrhoids, intestinal worms, wounds and bruises.  Its also high in iodine so it helps support the thyroid, and brushing your teeth with it can whiten teeth and help with gum disease issues.
  • BLESSED THISTLE:   blessed-thistleany farmer knows thistles, their ability to take over a cultivated ground is well known. Hikers know them for the sting they leave on bare legs. But when the spines are ground up with the rest of the plant, the sting disappears and the plant is useful medicinally.  It increases mothers milk, helps with painful menstrual cycles.
  • BONESET HERB:   bonesetthis grown in marshes, up to 3 ft high, and has a distinctive double leaf, the double leaf looks like a single line that has been speared in the middle by the stem.  Famous for reducing fevers, and Native Americans used to treat aches pains and heal broken bones as well as jaundice, bruises, flu, chills, and allergies.
  • BURDOCK ROOT:   burdockthis is a super common weed that grows in almost any uncultivated space.  It bears seeds in big round bristly cones that stick to clothing and animal fur.  This is the best blood purifier I know, and helps the body to sweat out toxins, and eliminates excess nervous energy.
  • CAPSICUM FRUIT:  capiscum a.k.a. Cayenne pepper, is used for pain, female issues, athletics, infections, heart support, laxatives, thyroid balance, it can stop the bleeding of a cut.  sprinkled in socks, and improve the circulation to the feet so also helpful for neuropathy.
  • CELERY SEED:  celery great for depressions, blood purifying, urinary tract infections, and blood pressure support.
  • CHAMOMILE FLOWERS:   chamomilerelaxing affect for sleep and can be used to add a golden tint to hair, the oil is anti bacterial, anti fungal and good against staph and Candida.
  • CHICKWEED: chickweed common weed in most yards,  It blooms as early as march and goes thru summer, mild herb that is high in protein and minerals, the tops are delicious boiled or as greens in salad.  Used as a poultice on abscesses, rashes, removes the heat of infections and draws out poisons, can be useful as eyewash and expectorant.
  • DANDELION ROOT:  dandelionfolks do NOT kill this plant in your yards, it is NOT a weed, and I believe because of the widespread distribution is a hint from God that everyone has need of this plant.  it is used as a laxative, diuretic, helps various liver/spleen issues, great for heartburn, gout, eczema, you dry and grind the roots then boil and make a coffee version.

I hope you get where this whole post has been leading; everything we need is already here, consider planting edible landscaping so you can harvest what you need for food, as well as health maintenance and support.  God gave us a pharmacy already, and years ago, everyone studied and learned what all the plants were for.  We have gotten away from much of the history of what plants are useful for.  There are many books on the market I’ve included a couple  links here to some I personally love:

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Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal plants & herbs

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Healing Herbs

Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.

QFA Clinician, Orthomolecular Nutritionist

Harvested Health LLC.




FOOD TIP TUESDAY: Brussels Sprouts J

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Food Tip Tuesday:
BRUSSELS SPROUTS JUICE:
The juice of Brussels Sprouts combined with carrot, some green bean, and romaine furnishes a combo of elements which helps to strengthen and regenerate the INSULIN properties of the pancreatic functions which are critical for our digestive process. For this reason, it has been shown to be a huge benefit for those trying to balance their diabetes.

Don’t try to feel the need to fit juicing “into” your daily cooking routine, add it to a meal you are already in the kitchen preparing, who says you cannot drink a veggie juice with breakfast, lunch or in place of a side salad with dinner?  Many try to squeeze these in between mealtime and get frustrated.  Switch it up and support your health, incorporate some juicing into your daily meal planning.

Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.

Harvested Health LLC

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Take 1–2 capsules three times daily with food.

SOLSTIC ENERGY:

solstic-energy

Benefits:
Solstic Energy contains natural ingredients that help energize your body
Solstic Energy may help to reduce fatigue, support mental performance, and boost metabolism; reduce physical fatigue
Solstic Energy provides a quick pick-me-up when you need an extra boost and supplies energy and focus for physical activity
Helps body mobilize fat stores to be used as fuel; provides energy for daily tasks
Increases mental clarity and focus
How It Works:

Solstic Energy is a low-calorie, sugar-free energy drink featuring guarana, green tea and B vitamins. Solstic Energy tastes great; it’s sweetened with stevia and flavored with natural lemon, mandarin orange and pineapple powders. Many energy drinks contain questionable levels of artificial caffeine and sugar. Solstic Energy contains only natural ingredients—including guarana, a natural source of caffeine—that help energize the body, reduce fatigue, increase mental focus and boost metabolism. Like all Solstic products, Solstic Energy comes ready-to-use in a convenient stick packet. Solstic Energy contains 60 mg of natural caffeine from guarana seed extract. It also contains thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, potassium, Korean ginseng root extract, stevia leaf extract, grapeskin extract and green tea leaf extract.

Ingredients:

Thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, pantothenic acid, potassium, scFOS, natural fruit flavors, natural citrus sweetener, guarana seed extract, Korean ginseng root extract, stevia leaf extract, grape skin extract and green tea leaf extract.

Recommended Use:

Use product as a temporary source of energy. Empty the contents of one Solstic Energy packet into 14–16 oz. of cold water, shake and enjoy.
NOTE: Too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness and occasionally rapid heartbeat. Not recommended for use by children under 18 years of age.

STIXATED: (I personally love these)

stixated

Benefits:
Satisfies cravings between meals*
Promotes a feeling of fullness*
Helps you consume fewer calories*
How It Works:
Sip Away Cravings This delicious, berry-flavored drink mix features Garcinia cambogia and chromium picolinate to help curb your appetite between meals. Formulated with a novel fiber blend, Stixated promotes satiety, helping you consume fewer calories throughout the day. Get Stixated and satisfy your hunger today.*
Ingredients:
Garcinia cambogia—an extract of the rind of a small, pumpkin-shaped fruit native to Southeast Asia, Garcinia cambogiahas a long tradition of safe use. Our pure extract is standardized to 60 percent of its active ingredient, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which may promote feelings of fullness, helping you consume fewer calories during the day. Chromium—a trace mineral found in small amounts in whole grains and brightly colored fruits and vegetables, chromium picolinate activates insulin, which helps the body burn blood sugar instead of storing it as fat. By supporting already-normal blood sugar balance, chromium may also help with food cravings that are triggered by low glucose levels. Fiber blend—each stick pack contains 3 grams of soluble fiber from vegetables and short-chain fructo-oligosaccharides (FOS), a naturally sweet, prebiotic fiber. Studies show that consuming fiber may help with weight management partly by promoting feelings of fullness.
Recommended Use:
Packaged for convenience, Stixated stick packs are easy to take along and use anywhere. Simply pour the contents of one packet into 16 ounces of water and stir. Consume one packet or more daily between meals when you feel hungry *These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

GARCINIA CAMBOGIA:

garcinia-cambodia

Benefits:
Helps support weight management.
May help the body maintain already balanced blood sugar.
May help to suppress appetite.
Provides 60 mcg of chromium per serving.
How It Works:
Garcinia fruit contains hydroxycitric acid, which may influence fat metabolism. Chickweed offers nutritional support for weight management. L-carnitine helps in the transport of long-chain fatty acids. And chromium, an essential trace mineral, plays a role in the body’s natural regulation of blood sugar.
Ingredients:
60 mcg chromium (50% of the Daily Value), garcinia fruit rind extract, chickweed aerial parts, l-carnitine.
Recommended Use:
Take 2 capsules 30 minutes before a meal three times daily.

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Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.

Harvested Health LLC

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FOOD TIP TUESDAY, BEETS

beets

This is one of the most valuable juices for helping to build up the red corpuscles of the blood and tone up the blood generally. Those dealing with anemia, low iron count, and low red blood count would benefit tremendously by incorporating the juicing daily of beets and carrots together.

Ladies in particular, have benefited by drinking at least one pint of a combo of carrot and beet juice daily.  Taken alone, beet juice, in greater quantities than a wineglass at a time, may cause a cleansing reaction that can make one a tad dizzy or even nauseated.  This is due to the cleansing effect on the liver and may, therefore, be uncomfortable.  It has been found from experience that it is best to take less beet juice and more carrot juice in the beginning until tolerance is obtained for the cleansing effect.

For menstrual disturbances beet juice has been very helpful, particularly when, during such periods, it has been used in small amounts two or three times a day.  During menopause this has been found much more helpful than drugs or synthetic hormones..

Nature has furnished us with natural means thru which we may seek health, energy, vigor and vitality.

While the actual content of iron in red beets is not high, it is of a quality that furnishes excellent food for the red corpuscles of the blood.  The greatest virtue of the chemical elements in beets is the fact that ore than 50% is sodium, while the calcium content is only about 5%.  This a  valuable proportion for maintaining the solubility of calcium, particularly when as a result of eating cooked foods, inorganic calcium has been permitted to accumulate in the system and has formed deposits within the blood vessels, resulting in a toughening of the walls, and in the case of varicose veins and hardening of the arteries, or a thickening of the blood, resulting in high blood pressure and other forms of heart trouble.

The 20% potassium content furnishes the general nourishment for all the physiological functions of the body, while the 8% content of chlorine furnishes a splendid organic cleanser of the liver, kidneys, and gall bladder, also stimulating the activity of the lymph thru the entire body.

The combination of carrot and beet juice furnishes a good percentage of phosphorous and Sulphur on the one hand, and potassium and other alkaline elements on the other hand, which, together with the high content of vitamin A, completes what is probably the best natural builder of blood cells and particularly the red blood corpuscles.

Healthfully yours,

Jodi Barnett N.D.

QFA Clinician, Orthomolecular Nutritionist

Harvested Health LLC