Sunday, March 21, 2010

lazy Sunday

We did hair today, cuts and colors both. The girls both got theirs cut and Erin and I have both colored. I think Ashlee may be on the agenda for a color job later.

I realized today that I am always giving advice to people about what supplements to take for their health. I really have no qualifications for this other than years of personal experience. I was drawn to organic gardening in my early 20's. After my first child came up with a full blown milk allergy at 2 months I started reading every health book I could get my hands on. I will list the things we take here and why.

Astragulus Every fall starting about September I buy a bottle and take 1 a day to boost my immune system. I do not take flu shots and I can't remember when I last had the flu or a cold. Allergies on the other hand.....especially Elm and ragweed are hard on me. Keeping the nose flushed with Saline helps some.

Milk Thistle Flushes toxins from the liver and supports its work. The liver supports your body in all things. Keeping it healthy is your best bet.

Lecithin will make you thinner if taken long enough. It is a fat emulsifier and will take the cholesterol with it. Cholesterol is made in the liver as well and this helps to keep it from settling there.

Apple Cider Vinegar (unfiltered) This will kill germs inside and outside of your body. I drink it straight but you can put a tablespoon in a glass of water and get the same effect. This will help as a spring flush for the entire system. But we use it all year here. It is just good for you.

Chia seed I prefer the white Salba seed. Energy, fiber, stamina, omega 3 & 6. I usually put it and the lecithin in my yogurt.

Cayenne I use this liberally in cooking. Vitamins galore and it will heal anything that bleeds.

Dandelion and Chickweed both grow in my yard and I use them in my salads spring and summer for their cleansing and support of my body. They also come in pill form at the health food store.

Selenium is an antioxidant mineral that fights cancer. I try to be preemptive on that front after having watched my mother in law lose her battle to it.

Vitamin E (I prefer Tocotrienol over the Tocopherol) This is good for your skin. Tocopherol will kill the pain in a burn and prevent stretch marks. Tocotrienol will help keep you young by cutting your cholesterol and opening up your arteries, as well as is a potent cancer fighter.

Other things I use: Green Tea, Black Tea, Broccoli, Grape Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Violet, Rosemary, Bananas for their potassium content, Kelp, Garlic.

I like my veggies frozen not canned and I only use real sugar. We are trying to avoid high fructose corn syrup here so we make our own bread most of the time. The bread machine is your friend. I am planning to start purchasing hormone free meat at a local meat market. I think it may be just the thing to put us over the top here. It will be a little more expensive but I will get my over 55 discount of 10% and I would rather support the market than the doctor later on.
Speaking of doctors, I really don't have a very high opinion of them. They tend to forget who is paying their salary. They are after all only people the same as we are. After having dealt with them while three different family members were terminally ill in the last 5 years or so I have only one word for the medical profession. NO. Aren't they sworn to "first do no harm"? I am sure I remember that from somewhere. But I do seem to ramble, and this post is the culmination of two weekends.

Blessed Be.

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