Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fighting It Naturally

Hola! I'm blogging from Canada ... burrr. It's been a nice few months since returning, but now the weather is cooling down =( We've had frost twice, and many days requiring our coats & toques & scarves. So, if you happen to think of us Canadians in pity, send up a prayer for an Indian summer. 

This post is to continue on with a few more ideas & things that we do naturally to help us stay healthy. My last post on this topic included:
* Gargling with salt water * Steam Rooms * Raw Garlic * Chest Physiotherapy * Physical exercise * Cough Tea * and of course Nutritional Supplements!!! Below are a few more =)

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Essential Omega Oils for joints and cognitive brain function (Omega 3) - I take fish oils & D3 (5,000 IU 3x per day) Another great way to naturally get Vitamin D is to get out in the sunshine for at least 30 minutes a day if possible. I envy all you living in a warmer climate that can do this year round =)

Casein Removal - 80% of the protein in Milk is Casein. When you consume casein, your body is seeing it as a foreign protein, and you land up producing histamines which end up as mucus. That's why it's mucus forming. This process takes 10-12 hours.
Let's not forget the law of replacement ... people use milk everyday in so many different things. So, substitute Cows Milk for Almond/Rice/Hemp milk. I personally use and LOVE Almond milk. We either buy non-GMO Almond Milk or make it ourselves. We have a great, simple recipe =)

MSM (Methylsulfonylmethane) - MSM is great for so many things. It helps detoxify the body and increase blood circulation, it relieve stress, inflammation, etc ... the list goes on. I get a glass of warm water, dissolve 1 tsp, and drink as often as I remember. Anywhere from 1-4 times per day.

Alfalfa  - Most CF patients are on either on ADEK's or SourceCF or some other form of Vitamin K. Vit K is excellent for blood vessels and much more. We started using Alfalfa in January of this year. We buy it in bulk and make them into pills for daily use.

Colloidal Silver - Kills virus' & bacteria ... I take it only when I'm sick, or if I feel something coming on.

The Nutritional Supplements I take (product name not listed on my blog) include Vitamins & Minerals, Enzymes (natural ones), Probiotics, Carbohydrates, Phytonutrients, Phytosterols, and Antioxidants.

That's all I can think of for now, have a great day & stay healthy!

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think." Christopher Robin to Winnie The Pooh :)

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Dear Abba, 

Thank You for giving me life both here and everlasting. Thank You for every obstacle I've had to face, because it strengthens my faith and love for You.

Please heal all the broken hearts ... give people a ray of hope today that gives them the strength to make it through. Be with every parent that has lost a child this year, both to accidents & disease. Help us to see that You have and are holding us tight close to Your heart.

Place a hedge of protection on my wonderful Dad, my amazingly beautiful Mom, and all the rest of family. You have given me the most amazing family. =) I am forever thankful. Guide and lead all the future spouses. Help them to walk with you everyday. 

Thank you for all my awesome friends - they are the extra family you've given me :) Thank you for Daniel & Sandra Welch, Eugene & Gloria Fox, Jeff & Judy Allen, Sam & Linda Caster & Dr. Reg McDaniel =)

Protect all the CFers out there, grant them health and happiness. Help today to be an easy day ... easy to love, easy to breathe, easy to forgive, easy to laugh ... easy to see You.

Be with every unborn baby. You have a purpose and a plan for them, help their mothers to see that. I pray that they'd choose life. Give them the opportunity to hear their babies heartbeat, and feel them kick inside of them. Help them to see what a miracle and privilege it is to be a mother.

Thank You for freedom, music, & rain. And apple juice. And kittens. Also tea.

I thank and praise you for Glyconurtients. Thank you for 21 years on this earth. Use me to reach others in whatever way possible. Help me to be the light in a dark place, a smile where there is sadness, and hope when we feel defeated. 

Help us to love like You love. Forgive like You forgive. Heal families Abba, in Your name, meld families back together. Be with every marriage - strengthen and restore relationships!

Thank you for Your written word =) I love you. This is what's on my heart right now.

"Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered." Psalms 40:5