Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.
The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.
DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
I'm tired of the inhumane way humans treat each other.
I'm tired of certain religions being in my face & crammed down my throat every time I turn around.
I'm tired of having to be politically correct.
I'm tired of corporate America running this country into the ground.
I'm tired of certain political parties putting the screws to the people.
I'm tired of people destroying the beautiful planet we live on...it is our ONLY home.
I'm tired of the way people mistreat & abuse animals, if only by neglect.
I'm tired of the U.S.A. always being the policemen of the world...not our job!!!
I'm tired of the certain races always thinking they are better & deserve more than others.
I'm tired of those that think they are entitled & above the law.
I'm tired of people not following the rules and/or laws.
I'm tired of the gov't having their noses in most every aspect of our lives.
I'm tired of the govt forcing people to have the toxic vaccines.
I'm tired of the govt & corporate America poisoning us with their stupid gmo's.
I'm tired of the Christians & corporate holidays where all that matters is that almighty dollar.
I'm tired of money ruling & ruining humanity.
I'm tired of all the damn stupidass commercials on tv.
I'm tired of the selfishness of people.
I'm tired of all the debauchery and the human trafficking.
I'm tired of the lying, fraud, greed, corruption & back biting.
I'm tired of the ones that fall thru the cracks of society simply because they don't have enough.
I'm tired of all the judgemental haters just because you disagree with a lifestyle or a choice or even a thought!
I don't believe in the jesus that came & supposedly saved mankind from itself. I believe in the jesus that was born to bring love & compassion to mankind...what happened?
I don't believe Christianity is the only religion that is important, everyone must find their own path that feels right with them. For you spout you are Christian yet you sure don't act like one nor heed your great 'saviors' words. What about the bible verses?? Judge not lest ye be judged? Love one another? and so on. More people have been killed in the name of Christianity than in any other religion & yet every time I turn around, there it is in my face or shoving it down my throat. What if the Muslims, the Jews, the Hindu, the Buddhists, the Wiccans, the other pagans, the Native Americans, the Celts did the same as what the Christians do....hmmmm??? Hell all these special holidays have pagan roots, not christian. Doesn't everyone have the right to worship & be on their own path that feels right to them??? People like what other religions have to say about things, but are afraid to change or take a stand....Christianity rules by fear and that isn't right. I guess it started with the Romans or even before then. I don't have a problem with the religion per say, it's the followers. Actually, I find other religions very insightful & interesting!! Sure there are extremes in every religion...even Christianity. The Muslims are more faithful & more devoted than a lot of other religions, after all, they pray at least 5 times a day!! Now that's a lot! When was the last time you prayed five times a day??
I am ashamed of what has happened to humanity.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
2. Essential oils can act on both your mind and your body. Their aromas can be stimulating both psychologically and physically, as well as calming and sedating. Inhaling aromas is extremely powerful. Aromatic stimuli of your limbic system cause the release of neurotransmitters, including pain-reducing encephalin, pleasure-producing endorphins, relaxing serotonin, and stimulating noradrenaline.
3. Essential oils are some of the most powerful known antioxidants. (Determined by an ORAC developed by Tuft University).
4. Essential oils are capable of penetrating your cell membranes since they are lipid-soluble. According to Jean V. MD, essential oils can affect every cell of the body within 20 minutes, and are then metabolized like other nutrients. An anti-biotic cannot penetrate your cell’s wall.
5. Essential oils detoxify your cells and your blood.
6. Essential purify the air by eliminating odors from cooking, animals, mold, bacteria and other sources.
7. Essential oils are small enough to penetrate every tissue in your skin.
8. According to researchers at Vienna University, essential oils stimulate blood flow, which increases your nutrient and oxygen delivery.
9. Essential oils can be administered in two ways, either topically or through aromatherapy and therapeutic grade essential oils can be ingested in certain instances. When applied topically and inhaled, essential oils are absorbed immediately into your blood stream. Oils used aromatically don’t have to go through your digestive system, so they work immediately in your body.
10. The essential oils’ versatility makes them fairly inexpensive to use. One bottle goes a long way and can be used for many different ailments. For example, lavender oil helps with relaxation, sleep, bug bites, eczema and burns.
Monday, March 2, 2015
The first gmo was planted in 1996!! There are 3 types of toxins in gmo's...
The first is BT toxin. It is in corn, soy & cotton mainly. So anything that contains these 3 has this toxin in it! It was engineered to constantly reproduce toxins. The bug eats the corn, for example, and it's stomach explodes. It is a registered pesticide. Thing is, imho the bugs are getting smarter, so it takes more to kill them, yes???
Our corn, soy & cotton is approximately 85% GMO, so anything made with those or byproducts of those will contain the toxins in GMO's. Dont' forget canola!! Soy is also a hormone disrupter.
The 2nd toxin is called Round-Up Ready. The plant is genetically engineered to withstand the round-up pesticide and nearly 5 billion lbs/yr is sprayed on our food with this poison. Now everything dies from this, except the food!! Good bacteria and more die off and it does not wash off. It contains something called lypozene which destroys gut bacteria, without gut bacteria the body can't product tryptophan, without tryptophan the body can't produce serotonin, without serotonin the body can't regulate blood sugar!! Do we see what's happening here???
The 3rd type of toxin they use are injections called desired traits. These injections contain 2 promoters & their job is to 'wake up' genes in your body. If you study biology at all, we know that certain genes are latent or asleep and they need to stay that way, right...well if this toxin tells those genes to 'wake up' wouldn't the end result be more disease???
The oils that come from gmo's are more heavily concentrated than say...the food. As we all know the oils contain more of the plant.
They were able to relate the bee colony collapse disorder to gmo's. They contain what's called neonicotoids & seeds are coated with this.
Thursday, February 26, 2015
When an herb mentions it's a vulnerary do you know what that means??? A vulnerary herb is one that is applied externally and helps the body in the healing of wounds & cuts. Some examples of these herbs are: aloe, chickweed, comfrey, mullein, slippery elm, witch hazel & yarrow.
An adaptogen is an herb that improves the body's adaptability. In other words, it helps the body to do what it needs to do to avoid a point of collapse or over-stress. Examples of such herbs are: chamomile, nettles, wild yam, borage, licorice & the ginsengs. A lot of info out there that states adaptogens are for stress…in a way that is true, but they do so much more.
There are herbs out there called 'hepatics'. These strengthen, tone & stimulate the secretionary function of the liver specifically. The result of this is an increase in the flow of bile. The whole body benefits from this as the liver is involved in all body functions and the health of all tissues. Some hepatic herbs are: blue flag, dandelion root, golden seal, vervain & of course milk thistle.
Herbal sedatives calm the nervous system & help to reduce stress and nervousness throughout the body. End result is the tissues of the body that have been irritated by nervous problems have the capability to heal by taking these herbs. Some examples of these are: blue cohosh, skullcap, valerian, passion flower, lady's slipper, hops & chamomile.
Another way to cleanse the body of toxins is to stimulate the circulation which increases blood flow to the muscles & joints. This can be done without straining the heart & by using herbs that stimulate the circulation. Herbs that can help with this are cayenne, ginger, poke root, prickly ash or rosemary.
Pectorals are specific herbs that have a general strengthening and healing effect on the respiratory system. Some examples of these herbs are Angelica, Blood Root, Comfrey, Elder, Golden Seal, Licorice, Lungwort, Mullein & Vervain.
Powerful anti-microbials combine direct toxic action on bacteria with the ability to stimulate our body's production of white corpuscles...the leucocytes...which are responsible for doing the majority of the defensive work in the body's system. Some examples of these include: Echinacea, Garlic, Myrrh, Nasturtium, Thyme, Wild Indigo & Wormwood.
The endocrine gland system consists of several glands: pituitary, thymus, thyroid, adrenals, pancreas, kidneys & more. The group of herbs best suited for the treatment of these glands are the bitters. The best of the bitters for this are golden seal, mugwort, rue, wormwood & yarrow.
A nervine tonic helps to strengthen and 'feeds' the nervous system & tends to have a relaxing effect. In cases of shock, stress or nervous debility these tonics may be called for. One of the best is oats...not like your instant oatmeal, but more like the old-fashion porridge type. Some herbs that help with this are: damiana, skullcap, vervain, valerian & wood betony.
To help with women's hormone issues there is vitex (chaste tree berry) & damiana. Vitex is about the only herb out there that is the closest to the female hormone system. Damiana has a positive impact on the testosterone levels. We all have both male & female hormones within our bodies.
Tonics are either a single herb or a group of herbs that strengthen and enliven either a specific organ, system or the whole body. They can nourish & tone the entire body! Some examples are Essiac, Nettles, Echinacea, Garlic, Damiana & more!!
Nettles is one of the best herbs to help the adrenal glands! It also has been used for centuries to treat allergies, particularly hay fever. It is an all over tonic, anti-inflammatory and an alterative. It shows promise in treating Alzheimer's as well. It helps with arthritis, lung issues, MS, bursitis, sciatica & more!!
The boxed 'herbal' teas one buys in the stores, even at the supposed health food stores have been so overly processed down, it's difficult to believe they do anybody any good at all?! Try to get the whole herb from a reliable source to do your teas with, weather it be medicinal or purely pleasure.
To make an awesome sunburn healer...put some pure aloe gel in a spray bottle, few drops of lavender essential oil...shake it up. keep it in the fridge & spray on sunburned skin...talk about refreshing & healing!!!!
Don't know if it's sinuses or allergies??? Bend at the waist & if your head goes boom boom boom then it's sinus...works every time!!
From the research I have seen, your body makes vitamins from minerals. So all the vitamins you take are worthless unless you give your body the minerals it needs. There are over 76 trace minerals your body needs on a daily basis. Most vitamins are worth much anyway if you start reading the ingredient labels!
Do you know that coconut oil is a superfood?? It's just about one of the healthiest foods/fats you can consume. Just 2 tbs/day helps your body to burn more calories and a speedy metabolism helps boost the body's immune system too! When you purchase it tho, make sure it's cold pressed & virgin!!
Sulfur makes up 1/4 of the total body weight & is the 3rd most abundant mineral in the human body. The proper acid/alkaline balance of the body can not be maintained without it. Deficiency is linked to a host of degenerative disease & some say it's been linked to autism as well.
Do you know that white foods, for example...garlic, onions, cauliflower....help to build up the immune system!?
Antibiotics play a certain role in our lives & sometimes we just need to take them, although they are prevalent in our food supply. So to help alleviate the bad results from them our diets should include probiotics & lots of them. It wouldn't hurt to give your liver some support either with some milk thistle, as everything we ingest goes thru there. Remember....over 75% of your immune system is in your gut!!!
26 seconds is all it takes for the chemicals in your personal care products, including make-up to enter your bloodstream. What’s in yours???
Our skin absorbs 100% of everything we put on it --but internalizes 60% -- which means that amount stays IN our bodies. Our skin is our protective barrier. So you might want to reconsider those things your put ON your skin. Which is what they possibly mean when they say only 60% gets into our bodies. Either way, my argument still is how can only 60% of something be absorbed into our skin????
I am a firm believer than deodorant is linked to breast cancer & have been for years!!! Just read the ingredients on any brand...only the chemical composition is getting worse. Aluminum is the 1st ingredient on most & it's been linked to Alzheimer's!!!! How easy is it for that deodorant to get into your system??? Your pores need to breathe & be open, not clogged w/ chemicals...juss sayin!
The pH levels in your body vary with every thing you eat or drink. The pH is different in your blood than in your saliva or urine as well. Water is 7.5 and that is right up the middle & how it should be. A pH that is too acidic can cause disease...but one that is too alkaline can cause issues as well.
GMO foods will eventually change your dna! Over 90% of corn, soy & sugar is GMO! read your labels...pay attention! Those 3 ingredients is in almost all processed foods in one way or another. The oils have the highest concentration of the toxins. There are 3 main types of GMO’s I recently discovered & that is not good!!!
Cancer loves sugar….proven fact!!! It can not exist in an alkaline oxygen rich environment...proven fact!!!
According to greenmedinfo.com....exercise is the ultimate anti-cancer nutrient. It can help the regeneration of cells & help the glucose go where it's supposed to! The body knows!!!
Did you know that the raw fruits & veggies we consume actually speak to our bodies & tell them what to do on the cellular/DNA levels??? So if we eat the processed "dead" food there's no 'conversation'! Fascinating huh???
Did you know that apple pectin...which is the substance between an apple peeling and the yummy inside...helps to leach plutonium out of the body???
All nutrients such as vitamins, proteins, enzymes, amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, sugars, oil, etc., require minerals for activity. All bodily processes depend upon the action of minerals to work properly
At last count here are the GMO foods to be aware of! Soy, corn, cotton, papaya, yellow rice (working on this one), rapeseed (canola), squash/zucchini, peas (?) & not sure either on the tomatoes or potatoes...I think they were doing them GMO, but stopped...but I am positive about the others!!! SO anything & everything that has that ingredient in it comes from a GMO source. Recently, apples were added!!!
Do you know that our entire body vibrates at a frequency of approx. 8 cycles per second, which is the same frequency as the basic electromagnetic field of Mother Earth??? So we are literally attuned to her!! Awesome huh???
One can take up to 6,000 mg of Vit. C per day when you are ill. The body just gets rid of what it doesn't use. Make sure you spread it out throughout the day tho. Check your source of Vit. C, hopefully it doesn't come from corn nor is it gmo! So hard to tell in this day & age! But there are other sources of Vit. C, so check those out too!!!
Lemons improve hydrochloric acid production as well as bile production and potency. They contain micro mineral salts that break down pathogens such as unproductive bacteria, mold, yeast and fungus to help protect your liver's immune system. The calcium levels in lemons and even limes bind to the Vitamin C within them and both of these enter into the liver, where they waken a stagnant, sluggish, fatty liver helping to loosen & disperse fat cells. Lemons & limes clean up dirty blood syndrome, improve glucose absorption & even protect the pancreas.
Lemons are a powerful healing fruit that contain phenomenal antibiotic, antiseptic, and anti-cancer properties. Lemons are rich in vitamins C and B-complex and minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, silicon, copper, and potassium. They are considered to be a wonderful tonic and can help to cleanse and detoxify the entire body. Although lemons have an acidic taste they actually have a very strong alkaline reaction on the body and can help to alkalize blood, cells, lymph glands, organs, and tissues.
Lemons are known to help destroy putrefactive bacteria in the mouth and intestines which can help alleviate flatulence, indigestion, and constipation. Lemons contain a compound called limonene which is used to dissolve gallstones and kidney stones and can help to fight oral, lung, skin, breast, stomach, and colon cancer. Lemons are also rich in bioflavonoids which can significantly boost the immune system and reduce inflammation in the body. Lemon juice is known to be particularly beneficial for colds, coughs, sore throats, hiccups, ear infections, fevers, arthritis, heart disease, COPD, atherosclerosis, diabetes, high cholesterol, autoimmune disorders, stroke, and cancer.
Topically, lemon juice is a great remedy for wrinkles, warts, toothaches, corns, sunburns, poison ivy, acne, psoriasis, and as a hair rinse and facial astringent. A tall glass of lemon water upon waking is an excellent way to hydrate and cleanse the body first thing in the morning. Fresh lemon in tea and green juice and added to salads, wraps, hummus, guacamole, and nori rolls is another great way to add this healing and nutritious fruit into your diet. Fresh lemons can be found at your local grocery and health food store.
Color to enhance it: Violet.
Location: Crown of head, just behind the top of the skull.
Type of music to enhance it: Indian ragas.
Element: The cosmos.
Essential Oils: Violet, lavender, elemi.
Plant: Lotus flower.
What it controls in the physical body: Pineal gland, upper brain.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- migraines. Emotional -- frustration, lack of joy, destructive feelings. Mental -- depression. Spiritual -- being disconnected with one's higher power.
Functional or Open: It is the last chakra to be developed in an individual. Helps with the connection between higher self & God/Universe, etc. Enhances sensitivity to others and their emotions, creating greater courage and empathy within. Allows for inward flow of wisdom. Total access to the unconscious & subconscious. Center of spirituality, enlightenment, dynamic thought & energy. Self-realization. Awareness of eternal self.
Color to enhance it: Indigo (dk blue/violet combo)
Location: Between the eyebrows.
Type of music to enhance it: Classical, esp. Mozart sonatas.
Element: The Cosmos.
Essential Oils: Camphor, heliotrope.
Plant: Almond blossom.
What it controls in the physical body: Brain, eyes, face, pituitary gland.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- visual problems, headaches. Emotional -- lack of compassion & empathy, non-assertive. Mental -- critical, judgmental, egotistical. Spiritual -- sees God/Universe/Goddess/Creator as judge & critic.
Functional or Open: Center of psychic ability & higher intuitions. Creates the knowledge of what is real versus what is perceived. Generates the ability to look at things in their true light, increasing intuition about people, places & things. Gives one certain knowledge of his/her own being or your reason for existence. Enhances clairvoyance & telepathy. May experience astral travel & past lives. More compassion. No attachment to material things. No fear of death. Intellect & intuition will be in balance.
Color to enhance it: Blues.
Location: Center & base of the throat.
Type of music to enhance it: Opera
Element: The ethers, in which all things are contained.
Essential Oils: Blue chamomile, gardenia, ylang ylang.
What it controls in the physical body: Thyroid & parathyroid.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- sore throat, high voice, whining. Emotional -- timid, unexpressive. Mental -- guarded, secretive. Spiritual -- senses universe is unfriendly & unsafe.
Functional or Open: You will feel centered. It is the center of communication, sound & expression of creativity by way of thought, speech & writing. Musically or artistically inspired. Brings to the surface those emotions that have been suppressed by the subconscious mind. Allows for patterned behavior to be changed into new productive behavior. Anger is also stored here. Allows one to help others, in turn growing within. Aids in past life work. Allows the voice to sound in its truest form, unobstructed by past trauma. Can help alleviate back pain. Aids the body in healing of skin diseases & burns. Helps in learning to respect others. Ability to speak YOUR truth. Connection to the outside world.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Color to enhance it: Pink or green.
Location: Center of chest, heart/cardiac area.
Type of music to enhance it: Choral
Essential Oils: rose, rosemary, carnation or lily of the valley (latter 2 aren't e.o.'s)
Plant: foxglove, rose, carnation, lily.
What it controls in the physical body: heart, lungs, circulatory system, arms, chest & hands.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- heart related diseases, stress disorders, chest pain, immune system disorders & insomnia. Emotional -- sense of guilt, lack of forgiveness, resentment & sadness, self-pity, unworthy of love. Mental -- others in charge of me, powerless. Spiritual -- karmic debt, constriction of flow of love.
Functional or Open: Your heart chakra is one of the most important of the body centers. It is said if THIS chakra is open...all the others will come into alignment with it. When this chakra is open & balanced, it allows love, compassion & spirituality to come through. Communication is greatly enhanced between you and others. Unconditional love. Healing & warmth. Increases awake states becoming more conscious of our surroundings. Enhances creativity and self-expression. Develops our aura to it's full potential. Helps to cleanse the blood.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Color to enhance it: Yellow.
Location: usually about 2" below the breastbone, in the center
Type of music to enhance it: Marches.
Essential Oils: lemon, grapefruit, juniper.
What it controls in the physical body: stomach, liver, gall bladder, upper abdomen & pancreas.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- digestive difficulties, liver problems, diabetes, nervous exhaustion, food allergies. Emotional -- lack of control over your life, competitive, domineering, depressed.
Functional or Open: This chakra is the 'seat' of the ego. Center of personal power. Assists in the transformation of emotions from negative to positive. Growth experiences are more fulfilling and understood. Increases capacity to manifest creative ideas. Helps increase one's organization skills. Aids in focusing the ego power into the creative process for betterment of self. Good for the detoxification from chemicals. Gain self respect. Cheerful.
Thursday, February 19, 2015
Color to enhance it: Orange.
Location: Lower abdomen, just below the naval.
Type of music to enhance it: Latin Dance
Essential Oils: jasmine, neroli, orange blossom (which is different than sweet orange).
What it controls in the physical body: reproductive system, lower abdomen, bladder, prostate & sexual organs.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- fluid imbalance, eating disorders. Emotional -- relationship & trust issues. Mental -- difficulty in getting along, manipulative, difficulty choosing. Spiritual -- lack of confidence in the world, feeling like a victim, helplessness.
Functional or Open: Being able to communicate better with people, especially those one is attracted to sexually. More creative which increases the wonderment and excitement of life. Better intimacy with others, increasing one's awareness of the bonding and togetherness with other creatures. Being able to give & to receive. Your own self worth improves. The normal flow of hormones increases. The body's ability to cleanse itself improves.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Color to enhance it: Red or Black.
Location: Right above the pelvic area.
Type of music to enhance it: Drumming
Essential Oils: Cinnamon, garlic, sandalwood.
What it controls in the physical body: kidneys, adrenals, spinal column, kidneys, feet & legs.
Dysfunction or Closed: Physical -- chronic fatigue, lack of energy, stress diseases, obesity, degenerative arthritis, knee troubles. Emotional -- fear, anxious, distrust, ungrounded, anger. Mental -- poor concentration, passive, confusion. Spiritual -- lack of security, purpose, direction.
Functional or Open: Our grounding to Earth Mother increases, helps with our connection to nature. Grounds negative energies, in effect neutralizing them. Helps one have acceptance of their own sexuality. Gives you a zest for life. Ability to manifest what you need. Your survival instinct kicks in. You feel secure in yourself & your life. Trusting in life.
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Om Shanti means I am peace. Aham Prema means I am love. Chanting mantras 108 times takes about 10 min & raises your vibration level. Why 108? Because there are 108 meridians (energy pathways) throughout our bodies
Sham Sham Sham means my mind & body are in perfect sync. This mantra helps to awaken the 3rd eye.
The lower chakras relate to issues of the material world, while the upper chakras relate more to the spiritual world. It is said they vary in the direction they spin, depending on if you are male or female!
There are hundreds of minor chakras (energy points), but only 7 main chakras, but recent evidence shows there are 8 or 9 main ones!! Each one has it's own wavelength & color, musical tone, crystal, etc. that enhances that particular chakra. If the chakras aren't balanced or if the energies are blocked, basic life force will be slowed down & one chakra being blocked or closed down can affect the others!
Having negative or fearful thoughts can cause one's chakras to become 'dirty' with dense dark energy. This can prevent the chakras from providing sufficient vital energy for the body. Unbalanced & 'blocked' chakras can create a whole range of mental, emotional & physiological conditions. You may feel listless, tired, out of sorts & depressed as well as physical disease.
When all of our thoughts are only of love, peace & faith, etc. then our body's energy would flow smooth in & around & between all the chakras. Negative, obsessive & dark thoughts affect your chakras' ability to function properly and so they become dirty, shrunken & swollen. When energy imbalances such as these occur, the chakras tend to close down, starting at the crown chakra & moving downwards towards the root chakra.
Each chakra has a different sphere of influence on the emotional, psychological & physical body. Their corresponding system on the physical level is the endocrine system. They record & document everything that has happened to us, every thought, action or feeling. They are the blueprints of our consciousness from our past. It is believed that when all the chakras are in balance -- our mind, body & our spirit work as one!
Gemstones respond to the electricity in our bodies, the constant electrical vibrations of the stones will help to harmonize, balance & stimulate these energies. Remember..."Energy Follows Thought". Imagery or visualization is very powerful & can be very helpful in charging your chakras & the surrounding organs with vital, positive energy!
There are many affirmations one can meditate on and/or say aloud to help with a particular chakra that might be troubling you. You can offer your prayers to any of the 5 major Archangels, the God/Goddess, the Christ Light, Buddha, etc. for guidance & healing within yourself!