What about INFECTIONS?

Tamiflu-Renal ImpairmentSo a lot has happened since my journey of healing has begun.  This year I had home birth with baby number 5, began small homesteading projects, and helped the kids begin a small family business, Watts Kids Market, selling mild beneficial goat milk soap and herbal salves that have helped me along this journey.

I had a few complications while pregnant, and postpartum and here is my summary for getting through my infections SAFELY EVEN WHILE PREGNANT…

I had kidney stones at 15 weeks pregnant, after picking apricots, pulling weeds, and transplanting strawberries in July.  And discovered what may have been the trigger, antibiotic use several years ago (see #8 in linked article).  IN MY CASE ANTIBIOTICS AND TAMIFLU.

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HISTORY
Trouble for kidneys seemed to have started after I had the Swine Flu in 2010, I went along with recommended TAMIFLU.  Known side effects being kidney disease…  LUCKY FOR ME…

Then in 2012 I came up with protein in my urine while pregnant and swollen kidneys, then I had unexplained hives just in the mornings during this pregnancy as well.

 

2018 5th PREGNANCY

Some of the testing late in pregnancy is GBS, Group B Strep.  I was advised that I would be given antibiotics during labor to prevent transferring this harmful bacteria to the baby.  Well neither option was okay for me so I began to search for more natural ways to cure it and then retest…  I stumbled upon wellnessmama.com and learned that it could be done by basic everyday foods and easy to do.  I quickly went to work and followed the things that I had on hand and a bit more.

GBS POSITIVE

HERE IS WHAT I DID FOR  GBS FOR 5 DAYS…

  • Eating probiotic foods such as Kefir, Sauerkraut and other fermented foods
  • Taking a probiotic supplement and using it vaginally
  • Consuming raw garlic, cloves SEVERAL TIMES daily.  AND healing honey
  • Consuming Coconut Oil for its naturally antiviral properties.
  • raw apple cider vinegar daily internally and a daily rinse douche.
  • Lemon water with GSE- Grapefruit Seed Extract (use with caution and ask your care provider if pregnant)
  • I bathed in borax and vinegar and essential oils

After 5 days, I went in for retesting and came back GBS negative.  I would still be pressured to use antibiotics during labor if I was transported to a hospital for delivery.   Thankfully, we still have a choice and can refuse any treatments without recourse in this beautiful State of Idaho, many thanks for those who diligently fight to remain FREE, HEALTH FREEDOM IDAHO.

 

I delivered in early January at home to a beautiful and healthy baby boy with no GBS…

 

THE FLU

2 days later, I was full on sick with the flu due to exposure at my daughters birthday party.  I kept my baby close and used my Healing Honey and recovered quickly without my son getting sick at all.  Dr Brus wasn’t surprised as Breastmilk is amazing…

  • I doubled up on my HEALING HONEY
  • I stayed in bed
  • I soaked in a detox bath when I could
  • I finally drank a cup of expressed breastmilk

BEATING TETANUS and INFECTION

In July, I went to milk our goat and had flip flops on.  I hadn’t planned to do any work out there so I thought I was ok to wear them.  Well this sheet of 4 x 8 siding was leaning on the side of the barn and it was in the way of clearing some manure that I was going to shovel up, so I attempted to move this sheet by myself using my foot as a leverage point.  I slid the sheet right over my foot and before I knew it, I had sent a large stick sliver, manure and all, into the side of my foot.  I finished working and hadn’t realized just how big this SLIVER really was.  I filtered the milk and then looked down to check out the damage, by this time i was having trouble walking and sat down to realize this SLIVER was large and 4 inches long.

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The stick went in diagonally from the side and all the way to my big toe.

Having had trouble with the ER, I considered pulling it out myself until I realized just how big it was and that it was woven between foot bones and cartilage and move my bones each time I stepped flat.

I gathered up my kids from the farm and into the van and we drove to the ER.

It only bled what you see in the picture and I waited 30 mins to head to the ER from time of injury, 30-45 minutes of waiting to be roomed at the ER, 20 or so minutes from then for the Dr to come in and look, 20 plus minutes for them to decide what to do next and x-ray (even though you cannot see wood in an x-ray) and then 10 plus minutes to gather needed, meds, tools and supplies to remove the PLANK…

Having understanding of the dangers of antibiotics and kidneystones (point #8 in article)…  I strongly refused antibiotics and the understanding of the ingredients and risk I strongly refused the tetanus shot against Dr recommendations.   I also read up how others have fought off tetanus naturally

So about 2 hrs of time for bacteria to set in well…

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The nice Dr. carefully removed the wood piece and was about to leave, when I asked to see what she had removed.  She showed me the SMALL piece in the photo below.  I had to tell her that I was sure there was more inside and that what she had pulled out was only 1/4 of what was still inside.  She wasn’t so sure, but after my convincing her there was more, she agreed to cut open the other end near the toe and explore some more.  She pulled another 3 inches out the other end and irrigated it and let it bleed a little.

 

A nurse then came in to clean and wrap it and proceeded to contaminate it and cover it tightly with wound dressing against the recommendations to avoid tetanus.

I raced out of there as fast as I could and went home to soak it in a hot detox bath.

Here is what I did..

Soaked my foot several times that day

Took natural infection fighting remedies below.

In a small foot tub I added

  • Hottest water I could get
  • 1/4 c borax
  • 1/4 c epsom salt
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • Thyme and Cloves Essential oils

I applied to the foot but not over the wound

Remedies I took internally

  • several spoonfuls of Healing Honey as several times a day
  • GSE – Grapefruit Seed Extract
  • Sovereign Silver
  • Chewing and swallowing raw garlic
  • Lots of water
  • Probiotics
  • Olive Leaf Extract

 

I continued to soak and take internal remedies until signs were completely absent for a few days.  It was still very painful to walk and I may have something still festering out but have not had to return to have it removed.

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Other good articles on Tetanus

http://holisticlifemama.com/no-dont-need-tetanus-shot-4-reasons/

 

HERE is what I did when my daughter was sick with a FEVER

 

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Help, my kidneys hurt!

After going through kidney stone removal in the ER a few times and also passing them at home, I thought I would share a few quick tips on how to manage the pain and how to know when to see the Dr.

3 Things to do while deciding what to do

 

KIDNEY BLASTER DRINK

I do this 5 or more times a day when I feel any pain in kidneys

  • Avoid Further Dehydration
  • 5 x 16 oz of water (2-3 times more than normal)
    • 1 Lemon squeezed in water 16 oz
    • 2 TBSP Olive oil
    • 4 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
    • 2 TBSP Honey
    • 3 TBSP Molasses

This is How I Start My Day…..

Lavender Rub

Topically Apply over Kidneys as needed

  • 1 drop Lavender and or Juniper Berry essential oil
  • 1 TBSP Coconut oil

 

Find ways to reduce stress

 

 

Its all in the food

God has given us all we need for life and godliness.  I believe this to mean an abundant healthy life.  He created all things perfect in the beginning.  In the garden.  We had perfect communion with God, clean food, and clean water.  Everything he made was good.  We broke the one forbidden rule, not to eat the fruit that was to make us like God and it brought sin, death and disease.

We live in a toxic world as a result and there are now many things that come to pillage our otherwise healthy bodies.  Therefore,  if we choose to take responsibility for our life, we must take the steps to regain our life and take the challenge to live a life worth living.  Growing older does not have to mean getting sicker.

Without a low toxicity diet, good gut health, immune system, plenty of probiotics, lymphatic system and adrenal support, our bodies can become a pillage for many harmful organisms, including parasites.

This can mean low energy, diseases, or other health issues.

Keys to improve your health are found in choices we make daily.

Choose today whom you will serve.

 

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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…