Being healthy in a BUSY world~A Complete Shopping Guide

Let’s face it, we are all in a rush.  Our life is busy and it’s hard to maintain our health.

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Ultimately we must change our habits to get well or to prevent illness and disease.  The keys to our healing stands with Jesus Christ and all he has revealed and all that God has provided.

He alone holds the keys.  Eating right is simply an act of taking care of the bodies we have been given with the foods God has provided.  I started out with recommendations from Laura Harris in her book, The 30 Day Faith Detox.  She has great recipes and shopping guides every step of the way.  If you need detailed and practical meal plans laid out for you, this may be your answer.  I found them to be a little extreme and I simplified many of the recipes based on what I could afford.  Either way, it is a good start for healing.

I pray God’s Spirit guides you in this journey that I am sure He has brought you here begin.  Start slow and slowly buy only these items for a while.  At the same time giving away, donating, or gradually consuming and not restocking harmful foods.  You can do this.  Let’s go shopping!

First things first

Sugar is toxic and causes disease.

Grains, breads and dairy are hard on the gut and feed harmful bacteria and prevent healing.  Cut these four things and the healing begins.  THESE FEED DISEASE AND PARASITES…

Healing fudge can help curb your sugar cravings.  Also try these CHOCOLATES

Items for making Healing Fudge

  • Coconut Oil (organic, unrefined if possible)
  • Nut butter (organic peanut butter, almond butter, or some other nut butter)
  • Honey (raw natural)
  • Plain unsweetened cocoa powder (I now use carob powder as I have discovered cocoa to be hard on my kidneys)
  • Cinnamon (stronger the better)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract (not imitation)

Other helpful items to add to your diet,

  • Apple cider vinegar (organic raw with mother)
  • Molasses
  • Olive oil
  • Turmeric Root (found fresh in some produce sections). Boise Coop
  • Ginger Root (found fresh in some produce sections) like Fred Meyer
  • Green tea
  • Purified Water
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Probiotics (or make your own kefir, kombucha, kimchi, sour kraut, healing honey and other ferments)

Add fiber from fresh fruits and veggies and more

  • apples-organic
  • artichokes
  • avocado
  • raspberries
  • pineapple
  • pears
  • peas
  • broccoli
  • raw nuts 
    • brazil nuts
    • sunflower seed
    • pumpkin seed in shell
    • flax seed (milled or unmilled)
    • chia seed
  • beans

Veggie greens high in chlorophyll

  • spinach-chlorophyll (organic)
  • green olives-chlorophyll
  • asparagus- chlorophyll
  • brusells sprouts-chlorophyll
  • cabbage-chlorophyll
  • celery-chlorophyll
  • collard greens-chlorophyll
  • seaweed-chlorophyll
  • leeks-chlorophyll
  • sweet peas-chlorophyll
  • swiss chard-chlorophyll

For Daily Detox Drinks

  • apple cider vinegar
  • Himalayan sea salt
  • Fresh Ginger
  • Fresh Lemon
  • Pineapple juice (no added sugar or ingredients)

Fermented foods

ADDITIONAL FOODS THAT CLEANSE

Heavy Metal Detox Pesto (parasites and brain cleansing)

  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup brazil nuts
  • 1/3 cup Sunflower seeds
  • 2 cups packed with fresh cilantro (2 bundles cilantro)
  • 2/3 cup flaxseed oil (milled flax works)
  • lemon juice or fresh lemon
  • 2 tablespoons dulse powder
  • Sea salt

SHOPPING TIPS

  • shop the outer walls of the grocery store.  (Produce and fresh foods)
  • avoid frozen or packaged foods
  • avoid added sugars listed in ingredients as sugar, cane syrup, corn syrup, modified, and other ingredients you cannot read or pronounce
  • Buy meat with NO hormones, antibiotics, nitrates and nitrites. Grass fed beef
  • Buy local free range eggs.
  • If you cannot afford organic, buy from the clean 15 fruits and veggies list.

Clean 15 in 2016:

Onions
Avocado
Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
Pineapple
Mango
Sweet Peas
Eggplant
Cauliflower
Asparagus
Kiwi
Cabbage
Watermelon
Grapefruit
Sweet Potatoes
Honeydew Melon

WAYS TO CLEANSE COLON with these foods

(From simple daily maintenance food to deep cleansing)

SIMPLE – Home remedies for colon cleanse using food

SIMPLE – More ways to cleanse your colon with food

Other Colon Cleanse Products

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038680_colon_cleansing_foods_apple_cider_vinegar.html#ixzz4YtlE1OSy

SIMPLE – Easy Colon Cleansing Drink

SIMPLE – Parasite Cleansing Drink

Add pumpkin seed and pineapple juice in a blender and mix.  Drink a glass a day for two weeks.  Followed by or switch out with other anti parasitic foods in diet and cleansing.

SIMPLE – Parasite Cleansing Products

Further reading on Colon Cleansing Instructions

Addition Shopping ideas

Beginners Shopping List

Homemade Granola

For additional ideas for foods to buy while cleansing and to continue eating to maintain your health

And healing foods

All these foods help you whe n you squat

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Translate Symptoms into Healing-Step by Step of my journey- Updated 12/13/18

START YOUR OWN JOURNEY BY FINDING OUT WHAT YOUR BODY IS STRUGGLING IN… I HAVE NOW INCLUDED EASY TO FOLLOW LINKS FOR ALL THE PRODUCTS THAT I USED IN MY JOURNEY.

TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO FILL OUT MY HEALTH EVALUATION

Prevent and heal from disease by tackling what many believe to be the starting point in the body.  The BOWELS.  Its all in the gut.  If you have ever taken a round of antibiotics, been vaccinated, ate Genetically Modified Foods (GMO-corn, soy and more), ate wheat products (high rate of spray with glyphosate-Monsanto’s Roundup), walked barefoot, traveled into other countries, or drink Tap water then you may have trouble in your gut, a compromised immune system, or organs that are working hard to keep you going day to day.  You may feel tired, overwhelmed, overweight, sick often, or feel like you just cannot maintain your stamina.  You may not struggle all the time but seasonal allergies, food allergies, have pain or inflammation, or like me, dry, cracked and bleeding skin and eczema.

What is your symptoms?

I began my journey by eliminating the kidney triggers, since I had kidneys stones and do not ever wish to have them again, such as refined added sugars, reading The 30 Day Faith Detox, (a great start for those who would like a daily devotional, systematically detoxing one organ at a time along with meal planning and recipes) drinking a good greens product and drinking MORE and purified water and eating clean and avoiding environmental toxins and using toxic free hygiene products and household products

As part of the 30 day faith detox, I needed to begin in the gut.  I began to address my lower bowels and take some high quality enzymes and a good probiotic to replenish my gut flora.  My friend suggested bone broth so I made me a batch of this.  I was reminded of the amazing testimonials I had heard from customers while working for Dr Christopher’s Herb in college.  We sold a formula specific to cleaning the bowels and I definitely needed and extra boost and decided to use the ingredients in Dr Christopher’s Lower Bowel Formula. and put together my own tea with herbs I found locally from World Of Nutrition, Nampa’s bulk herb section for half the price.  If making your own formula isn’t for you, here is a great option as well for your colon health.  The Supplement Facts are listed below.  Dr Mario Brus in Nampa Idaho suggests a product called RESTORE PROFESSIONAL, Restore-the gut tight junction closer and S. Boulardii by Jarrow to supplement nutrients needed and improve the gut health as well as doing a bone broth.  Some start gently with chicken broth to begin to heal the gut and restore the microbiome.  There is also a product Biomedic, get $50 off with coupon code BETRUE, that helps block the glyphosate (Roundup sprayed on almost ALL NON ORGANIC wheat and other produce before harvesting) and restore the gut biome.  Please contact me for more info on these as I do not yet have the info.

I made a lot of my own remedies based on these ingredients, I also made bone broth and ate a high fat, veggie and juice diet for the beginning phase of my journey.

I always use caution and research the ingredients for myself, I started on a low dose and ultimately decided what to use and how much by the way I felt inspired to do.

I had to start to interpret my symptoms and translate them into simple ways to start towards my journey to health.  Along the way, I would run into something that would trigger a reaction, some would call allergy, but I began to recognize some of these reactions as part of the HEALING PROCESS as skin is a detox organ and my body was trying to eliminate SOMETHING…  (I would encourage you to look deeper at these reactions, as they may hold a key to eliminating a deeper issue, as we are so keen to avoid THESE ALLERGENS, when in fact, they may be an answer to our problems)

About this same time I was given an answer from God.  

What are you waiting for?  CONTINUE THE JOURNEY WITH ME

find out “WHERE DO I START?”

NEXT areas to address…

Colon

PROBIOTIC OPTIONS

  1. Ultimate Colon Fx is very similar to the formula I made from bulk herbs and very affordable.
  2. S. Boulardii Probiotics

Parasites (mold, fungus, yeast, worms, bacteria, virus)  More on Parasites and my answer from God

Skin as a major detox organ of the body

Liver and gal bladder

Kidneys

Adrenals

Blood

  • Red clover
  • Cayenne
  • Cinnamon

Brain

Children detox

  • Toxins in breastfeeding infants and more

I found that the best way to see results is to document symptoms and what steps I took.  You may want to start a journal to take clear notes to know what works for you.  Remember that we are all uniquely created by God and we all have been exposed to different environmental factors as well as unique diets and lifestyles that brought us to TODAY..

Take a few minutes to see what your body needs by answering some basic questions and take control of your health.

My Health Evaluation – A personalized health evaluation with customized results for YOUR BODY AND NEEDS and avoid inefficient methods that you may not need.

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THIS ARTICLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION AS MY LIFE AND JOURNEY CONTINUE.  THANKS

Please CONTACT ME if you find anything unclear or inaccurate.  THANKS.

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I just updated this Post overview of my Journey and added A LOT of helpful information, including links to everything listed.
 
While, I do earn as an Amazon Affiliate, and I appreciate your support, I stand on the fact that I included these tried and true products for those who feel the NEED to complete a full body detox with ready made products at decent prices.
 
Please NOTE: Everything listed here was not directly a part of my journey, as I made many of my own tinctures, I believe that I have given the best options and equivalent products to the ones that I hand created to complete my journey. I do not feel confident enough to use my created recipes for recommendations. My own homemade remedies were basic and modeled by the ingredients of Dr Christopher’s Original Formulas and others listed here.

 

Reconstructing my normal existence…

Originally written 12/02/2016

If you would have told me last year that things in my life would NEVER be the same I would have told you you were crazy.

But that is exactly what has occurred over the past nine month.  Every aspect of my life has been demolished and reconstructed in a whole new and improved way.

  • I sleep soundly and wake up refreshed.
  • I eat better food.
  • I feel better.
  • I shop differently.
  • My relationships have changed.
  • My routine has had drastic reconstructing.
  • My goals and perspectives have changed.

NOTHING is as it used to be and it NEVER will be again.  I’m moving on to new horizons.  There is NO TURNING BACK.

Thank God for giving me a NEW LIFE.

Read about it here

What are you waiting for?  START HERE

 

True Healing and Fading Begins here-Keys to my recovery

After what I went through with my nickel sized kidneys stone lodged in my lower ureter in 2012, I didn’t want to have to deal with them any longer.  So it is important that I found something that works for me.  I started using molasses instead of sugar in everything.  I then slowly added honey to my diet.  I personally do not use agave because it is too sweet and I usually add too much.  And some use stevia or xylotol.  My sugar addiction slowly faded.

Soon, my eczema gradually faded, I would experience flare ups when I went off the wagon and relapsed with my sugar.  Usually, this happened when going out to eat or tasting something I made for my husband with sugar.  I would also experience a flare up the week before and gradually fade again following the full moon.  If you don’t believe me, mark your calendar for the full moon and then journal how you feel the prior week.  Common symptoms for me has been allergy and sinus, stuffy head, fatigue as well as previous skin flare ups.

But one thing is connected to all of these things that I became aware of about 10 days into my 30 Day Faith Detox.  I had been praying for answers, healing, and for God to show me what He wanted me to do.

I was sitting in bed and about 10 o’clock this evening when out of no where the word PARASITE came to mind.

‘PARASITE!, WHAT IS THAT SUPPOSED TO MEAN?’ was my first thought, now I had gone mad.

The only answer to this thought entering into my mind that I can come up with is that it was given by God himself.  I had not given much thought to this in over 10 years.  I did work at Dr Christopher’s Herb Shop Connection in college and so I was vaguely familiar with parasite cleansing.  However, I had never entertained the thought and concluded long ago that only people in foreign 3rd world countries exposed to sewage need to take herbs for parasites.

Needless to say, I almost completely disregarded this thought.

Thankfully I pushed through, I decided to google a little bit about parasites and was surprised to find out so many of the symptoms I and my family was experiencing and so I kept researching and found evidence of links between parasites and so many common ailments.  If you don’t believe me take this challenge?  Google the word parasite and your ailments and see what comes up.

This doesn’t need to get you scared or paranoid like it did for me.  The shock and paranoia faded as I became more educated and aware of the problem and the remedies. I simply use the scary word, parasite, for myself and my kids because it motivates me to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.

I made a parasite cleanse like this one with Black Walnut Hull, Wormwood, and Cloves.

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Think about it like this.  Parasite=INFECTION=mold, fungus, yeast overgrowth, germ, bacteria, virus, worms, etc. They all infect us and live off us.  They can mostly be addressed in similar ways.  They mostly thrive on moist and warm environments with a source of food.  We have all heard of these problems, right?  Well, now take another challenge, try and google mold, yeast or virus and your common ailments.  What do you find?

Yeast and mold feed on similar environments and spread quickly meaning they co-exist nicely.  It also commonly results in more than one parasite present within a person at any given time or place. Hard to fight, parasites have existed since the beginning and they multiply quickly and adapt to survive. Parasites begin at invisible, microscopic levels and are easily undetected. If left untreated, they can spread and take over quickly.  You get the idea.

Symptoms of parasite infection

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There is alot of conflicting conclusions about sugars so here is some additional reading of all good, bad and ugly regarding sugar.

One Day at a Time

Originally written 11/29/2016 – Updated 12/13/2018

We live in a culture that seeks immediate results.  We want things NOW.  We want things easy.

Well nothing is that simple.  When it comes to healing and lasting results we must take it One Day at a Time and recognize our complete need for divine intervention.

I want to simplify it for you and share some history of how I got to where I am.

In the early 2000’s, I had heard about detoxing and cleansing when I worked for Dr Christopher’s herb shop connection back in college over.  But like so many, I had never considered my need for changing anything or pursuing it for my health, I was young and healthy.

That was then.

Fast forward to Early 2016

I knew I was not feeling well, I was tired all the time, and I struggled to get out of bed.  It seemed like a mild depression or lack of motivation.  Maybe I was just getting older.

I had settled for this as normal.  I couldn’t figure out why I had no energy, after all, I ate a variety of good food and drank only water.

On top of that, my kidneys were hurting almost constantly, reminding me of the nickel sized kidneys stone that had put me in the hospital for three days while camping in August of 2012 and my skin eczema had reached an all time unbearable, itchy, and blistering state that kept me up most nights.  Especially the week leading up the the full moon.

I started experimenting with removing added sugar from my diet and discovered that my eczema and my kidneys were fueled by added sugars.  Eating a clean diet and slowly introducing green drinks, Probiotics and Digestive enzymes as well as Chicken Broth and bone broth to my diet.  I also had checked out a book from the library The 30 Day Faith Detox by Laura Harris.  In this book, I found helful tips on easy detoxes from one organ to the next, recipes and shopping recommendations, as if this wasnt enough great stuff, she wraps it all up with a great daily devotional and spiritual and relational detox tips.  (I only made it to day 10—Here is why ~ I am looking forward to completing the 30 day journey as soon as I stop breatfeading my 5th child)

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I soon started experimenting with removing added sugar from my diet and discovered that my eczema and my kidneys were fueled by added sugars.

I knew I had stumbled on something incredibly effective and dove right in.  My body was overloaded in many areas and I was desperate for lasting result.

Here is my reasons for detoxing.

  • I knew my body must be overloaded
  • I heard about the benefits of detoxing
  • My organs were beginning to hurt for no apparent reason
  • I was tired of feeling like I could not function
  • The improvements I had after stopping my added sugar intake by using alternatives to my favorite sweets, chocolate, and beginning my green drinks after one week were evidence of HOPE.

About this same time, I had been talking with my friend in South Africa and gaining a lot of good Ayurvedic remedies and I had checked out the book 30 Day Faith Detox By Laura Harris from the library.  This all fell into place at the right time.  After eliminating added sugar from my diet, I began noticing changes to my eczema and even surprised by the disappearance of the corn on my foot that I had been quite used to as the new normal.  I started using the methods in the The 30 Day Faith Detox which included Detoxing the Liver gently, Colon and Eating Clean.

Laura Harris also recommends

Taking nightly Detox Baths

Key to detoxing

Do I really need to detox?

My thoughts on sugars

But hold fast and start today.  FOR THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING…

CONTINUE READING ABOUT THE TURNING POINT…

So slow down and be patient…  Live each day to its fullest.

One day at a time…

 

Eczema is Clearing

The basics to my healing break through.

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My eczema started clearing up after I was able to go without sugar and started drinking my greens from Purity Products Organic Juice Cleanse. It would flair back up when I snuck any sugar and that dang maddening itch began.  I would notice a pattern as I was out standing outside observing the full moon.  So I began to pay attention and realized that quite a bit of restlessness, swelling and itching occurred each month for abou t5 days prior and up to the full moon.  I tried many things that helped, like changing my diet, morning detox drink, and some that didnt.  While diets is key, the easiest most simple methods are my Nightly Detox Baths followed by soaking my hand in vodka and essential oils and alternating with my thyme discovery.  I used these things nightly until my hand cleared and anytime I could feel a flair up followed by applying Pine Salve. With patience and vigor over the past 8 months I have been clear of painful blistering for two months now.  What are you waiting for?  Get started today or step it up.

None of this would be possible without the strength and wisdom provided me by God.  May He get all the glory for healing me and providing all that’s necessary from this day on.  All His amazing food and the Spirit to guide me.

Beginners Shopping List

Here is a list of items suggested for those just starting out or not fully SOLD OUT on the idea or those who just want to enjoy GOOD GOD FOOD and healing at the same time.

A good rule of thumb here is to find single ingredient foods with one ingredient in it.

No added ingredients, flavors, colors, preservatives etc. (So peanut butter would just have peanuts as the ONLY ingredient.  This takes a bit of getting used to but as you move along you will find products that you go to every time.

Depending on where you shop and what you buy.  Although I prefer to buy my items local, I do have to admit that I shop Costco for bulk items because I am on a budget too.

Clean 15 is non organic clean food

    • Asparagus
    • Avocado
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Eggplant
    • Grapefruit
    • Honeydew Melon
    • Kiwi
    • Mango
    • Onion
    • Pineapple
    • Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
    • Sweet Peas
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Watermelon.

Other healing fruits and veggies

  • Apples (organic if possible due to pesticides)
  • Lemons

Items for Homemade Granola

Items for making 7 Healing Fudge

  • Coconut Oil (organic, unrefined if possible)
  • Nut butter (organic peanut butter, almond butter, or some other nut butter)
  • Honey (raw natural)
  • Plain unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Cinnamon (stronger the better)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract (not imitation)

Other helpful items to add to your diet

  • Apple cider vinegar (organic raw with mother)
  • Molasses
  • Olive oil
  • Turmeric Root (found fresh in some produce sections)
  • Ginger Root (found fresh in some produce sections)
  • Green tea
  • Purified Water
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Probiotics (or make your own kefir, kombucha, kimchi and other ferments)

Stuff for Detox Baths

If buying meat, I try to find it grassfed organic.

Milk, I buy raw goats milk.  But even raw milk  is a good alternative.

Here is a shopping list for foods that assist with Colon Cleansing.