Friday, March 28, 2008

Fighting Lyme Disease the Natural Way

I tend to focus my blog on general health advice, but I've noticed some people looking for info on Lyme disease, so I'll try to share some pointers. It's a little intimidating b/c Lyme is intimidating. Any doctor who is confident of curing you....well, they are probably wrong!

First off, I'd say go to a naturopath or an osteopath, or a Lyme specialist of some kind who knows about more than antibiotics. That way you can do testing to find out what your body needs most. You'll likely have several organs or systems that need support or rebuilding. If possible find someone who has seen complete healing of chronic Lyme disease (I did!)

Now--What you can do on your own or suggest to your Doc.:

A ZAPPER! I love my zapper. (And no it doesn't kill bugs--at least not the flying kind!) It's a little blue box connected to 2 gel pads you put on your skin. It sends a very small amount of electricity through you at a specific frequency. It works like the old cartoons of an opera singer shattering a glass. The correct frequency "shatters" certain bacteria, viruses, or parasites. Each living creature has been found to have a unique frequency. So, I run my Zapper for the Lyme bacteria and the Epstein-Barr virus (since I have that too!) The great thing is once you buy it (a couple hundred dollars or so) you can use it over and over. The gel pads lose their sticky and have to be replaced and it uses batteries--I use rechargeable ones for this. It also has a general cycle that can be used for general illnesses at any time. You buy the specific programs separately and they have them for everything from cancer to childhood illnesses.

OK, so the Zapper sounds, well, like nothing you've probably ever heard of. But the first time I ever used it was after a weekend where I had pushed myself to the point I could hardly turn my head to look at my girls in the back seat of the car. (I can tell when things are bad in my body by the stiffness in my neck). I didn't know what to expect, but within minutes I could tell the difference in my neck. By the time it was finished, my shoulder were loser than they had been in a long time. It was like the hour or so of wearing the Zapper around wiped out a weekend of pushing myself. Amazing! I try to do it once a day on each of the cycles (Epstein Barr and Lyme), but sometimes I don't accomplish that. I'm not exactly a model of discipline right now! :)

Second best thing I'm trying right now: MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution). I like it b/c there have been studies showing amazing results with MMS with curing AIDS and malaria. There are testimonies about Lyme disease too. And it's super CHEAP! It just kills off general bad things in your body. Some people use it to clean out the general parasites and germs we carry around in our body. There are no known side effects.

Using MMS for Lyme disease--you start with 1 drop and slowly add drops as long as you have no signs of nausea. One person (not the creator of MMS) suggested "pulsing" by taking a day off every 4th day when using it for Lyme disease.

I honestly can't tell you how well the MMS works simply b/c the Zapper was already helping me so much, it's hard to tell much difference. I didn't have any major symptoms to measure. But it's an easy thing to take and I'm almost up to 14 drops, so hopefully I'll get a good progress report from the dr. at my next appointment.

So, those are 2 Lyme specific treatments worth investigating.

And I'd also recommend a traditional foods diet, drinking a daily ACV drink , Kombucha (another drink), and T-Tapp (exercise program). If you are not ready for a major diet change, at least eliminate sugar. It feed the Lyme disease. I've found even small amounts really affect me.

I'm currently reading The Top 10 Lyme Disease Treatments: Defeat Lyme Disease with the Best of Conventional and Alternative Medicine. If it's as good as it looks, I'll post a review. So far I'm really excited about it.

Lyme disease is a growing and hidden problem with no easy answers. It's so important to know how to build up your body to overcome (or for the rest of you just avoid) Lyme disease. If you have Lyme disease and have questions, I'd love to help in any way I can. Please e-mail me.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Removing Easter egg dye the non-toxic way!

Yep! My fingers were almost pink and purple for Easter Sunday. I opted for the simple Egg Dye kit my kids got as a gift with eggs we don't plan to eat. Of course we didn't have any newspaper to keep the counter clean, so it looked stained, too. BUT baking soda did the trick. 99% of the dye is off my fingers (I can still tell were it was, but I don't think anyone else would notice.) And the counter is clean.

Baking soda makes a nice hand scrub--it's not rough at all but still scrubs. Now all I need is to figure out how to put it in a soap and sell and I'll be ready to retire early :)

Wishing You a Blessed Easter with Clean Fingers!

Friday, March 21, 2008

How not to eat toxic dyes for Easter!

I was debating letting my kids use the dye kit for decorating Easter eggs. I've come up with a couple of viable solutions. You see one daughter is actual allergic to red dye (and would only want pink eggs.) Not to mention, I don't trust chemicals in my food. God didn't create Yellow Dye #2, ya know?

One buy cheap eggs at the store and throw away instead of eat.

Second is to hollow out the farm eggs we eat and decorate. (And have omelets with all the raw egg I drain out.)

Third is to be adventuresome and try to make some natural dyes. I don't know what I'll do, be somehow, we are planning on having fun.

Here's a great article with info on making natural dyes using foods like berries. It also talks about decorating tips and how to hollow out the eggs.

And I bought my kids chocolate covered raisins with a natural sweetener to exchange for the candy they will get at the Egg Hunt. So, hopefully they won't be disappointed. If you need ideas for non-candy filled eggs, try pennies, plastic rings, cute erasers, fuzzy chicks, or even prize messages (for things that won't fit in eggs.)

Well, happy Easter! I'm looking forward to celebrating as I'm hoping this is the year I get to experience a partial physical resurrection in my own life. (ie. healed from Lyme disease) So, I love to here about the power of God over death--an enemy I can feel in my body daily. And I can rejoice in my spiritual resurrection. I am so blessed.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Lymeade Lady's Guacamole--Recipe for a yummy immune booster

Guacamole is one thing I really like to make. I don't have an exact measurements as I do it all to taste and avocados can vary in size. But it's pretty easy to make and great for your health.

Cut avocado into 6 pieces. Peel skin. (this prevents waste and mess.) Mash with a fork into bowl. (Save seed to store with leftovers, though I never have any!)

Add to taste:
Finely chopped onion (about a half on a small onion)
Minced garlic (1-2 cloves)
Sea salt (such as real salt or Celtic Sea Salt--I use about 1/2 to 1 tsp.)
A squeeze of fresh lemon juice (you can also use lime--it would fit the recipe name better!)
Cayenne pepper (small amount to give kick- maybe an 1/8 tsp., but better to add too little than too much)

Avocados are one food you can eat non-organic without much worry--it rarely needs pesticides. But get them fresh. I prefer the onion, garlic, and lemon to be organic and the cayenne pepper to be "non-irradiated".

Ok, so you have this great guac. Think carefully before you spoil it with hydrogenated, genetically modified corn chips. But at least find some healthy chips! I'm currently working on making homemade sprouted tortillas--if it works I might branch out to making chips. But for now I get organic chips with good oil.

If you want to go way healthy, try dipping carrots in it. I came up with this when I was breaking the fast with my first Master Cleanse . It keeps it in the raw food category and is surprisingly really good. Definitely the way to go if your under the weather and looking for a good way to eat raw onion and garlic without suffering!

Happy eating! Please let me know if you have suggestions for the recipe!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Water: Can it cure you?

I read recently about how the Japanese believe drinking water first thing in the morning and not eating for 45 min. can cure many ailments. I am in the routine of drinking an Apple Cider Vinegar tonic in the morning. The recommended about is about 2 1/2 cups. So, I decided to start drinking a glass of water after my Apple Cider Vinegar Drink. I know I've been to the bathroom more for sure! And I think it is having a positive effect on me.

The thing I like about this idea, is it seems to be an easy time to drink more water. If you drink too much water during a meal, it can dilute the digestive juices. And it's hard for me to remember to drink between meals. I'm just too busy. When I worked, I just had a water bottle on my desk. But now that I stay home, I really have trouble getting enough water in. I saw it recommend in one place to add a small bit of sea salt....maybe one day I'll be brave enough.

Don't forget to make sure you have a good water filter or other source of pure water.

Here's some links to a couple different sites about the Water Cure. The first one tells about a doctor in Iraq who discovered how much water alone could cure while he was in prison and how no other tools. The second 2 mention the Japanese theory of treatment.

Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic

It's easy, it's cheap, it's sweet, and it boosts your health. The Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic. If you've being reading here for a while, you probably already know about it, but I thought it deserved a post to spotlight it. It's what I recommend to start making healthy lifestyle changes.

2 tsp honey and
2 tsp of Raw Apple Cider Vinegar to an
8oz glass of water

Don't bother with typical grocery store vinegar. It won't help you. You need to get something raw with the strands floating around in it. I use a brand called Bragg's. Anytime I need vinegar (of any kind) I use this.

You may have heard vinegar is acidic. Most is, but the raw ACV works just the opposite in your body.

Hints: You can always add more honey until you like the taste until you get used to it. I add it to room temp. water and it mixes well. Others add a bit of hot water to dissolve the honey and then add the chilled water.

Raw ACV has enzymes to help you digest the other over-processed food in your diet and that it has good bacteria (like yogurt). This is the strands you see in it. I like to drink it when I'm going to eat out or take some to make drinks on a trip.

According to my Amish Home Remedies book, you can use this for upset stomachs, when you are about to come down with a cold, or to prevent the worst signs of aging. How? Basically it just helps your body do what God made it to do. And with food poisoning or stomach viruses, it puts good bacteria in your stomach which cancel out the bad germs.

So, concern joining me in drink ACV drink every morning (about 20 min. before breakfast) and let's see how young we can stay!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Is that soy your eating? Think again--it might be DRANO!

Our family pretty much avoids soy. The only exception is organic tamari sauce. It's not GMO (you only know that if it's organic) and it's fermented so it can actually be digested. (By the way, if you wonder why you should be concerned about this, here's more about GMO's.) And 50% of soybeans are GMO and are not labeled as such.

But today I learned even more about how wonderful soy is not. They even finish off the processing with the same chemical that we all use as Drano to unclog our drains. Anyone know what the Drano label says to do if accidentally swallowed?

If you want to do further research, here's the article: The Drano part is under the processing section.

But you know, soy stuff should be a bit intuitive. You could prove to me that Drano is not used with soy beans and I still wouldn't eat soy. I mean, beans don't magically turn into cheese or meat or butter, any more than they grow into a beanstalk to the clouds! If it didn't obviously come from a bean, it's probably not how we were intended to eat it.

Add to this the knowledge that native people have--beans and grains need to be soaked before they are eaten or made into bread or whatever. The soaking get rid of the toxins, like the phytic acid--something soy has a a lot of.

Sometimes I imagine God teaching Adam and Eve how to prepare food and it being past on for centuries only to have us moderns think we know so much better how to prepare food. The natives all did stuff we don't and science shows they were healthier. So, I'm slowing trying to re-incorporate these things in my life to see how much health I can get back. Hope your on the journey with me!