Healthy Living

Update on Cleanse 

I wanted to jump on here real quick and comment on the cleanse my mom and I did a few weeks ago. I had cautioned you about doing this cleanse if you have high blood pressure. I said this because my mom had heart palpitations and a significant blood pressure spike while doing this cleanse. However, I want to tell you the rest of the story 3 weeks later.
I told you I had her come off the cleanse on the 3rd day due to these problems. After the initial blood pressure spike on that 3rd day, her blood pressure dropped lower than it normally is which is 145 to 150 on the top and 70 or so on the bottom. It dropped to 135 or so on the top and 65 or so on the bottom. Since then, it has almost consistently ranged around 125 or less on top and 70 or so on bottom. 
She was taking 3 or 4 natural blood pressure lowering supplements and a lot of Magnesium to keep the blood pressure under control, but now is only taking 1 blood pressure lowering supplement and a couple of Magnesium.
So, the cleanse was very beneficial. You just have to listen to your body and don’t overdo. I highly recommend this cleanse. It has been good for me also.
Take care ! 🙂

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The Power of Life and Death

I hope everyone is having a great week. It has been a nice and sunny week here in MS until today. It’s raining as I type. Our garden needed a shower. 
Speaking of the garden, my little garden experiment is not going very well. One of my tomato plants died, but the others seem to be okay. I was worried about all of them because we were getting so much rain. I also had to replant all of my seed. We used dirt that became very hard and the seed couldn’t grow. This time I used organic potting soil. So we’ll see…
I am very excited to have purchased a Vitamix blender! I’ve been wanting one for a long time, but the price was not in my range. Last week I looked again on Amazon and to my surprise the price had dropped. God blessed me with a good deal! I have used it twice since it arrived yesterday. It’s pretty amazing! Ok, let me get to my thought for this week.
Health, good or bad, is directly related to what we say and what we think. The Wiseman Solomon had something to say about both areas. Regarding our words he said, “Death aaand life are in the power of the tongue…” (Proverbs 18:21). Regarding thoughts he said, “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” (Proverbs 23:7). 
Words have power, and we all know the affects of negative words on our thoughts and actions. If said often enough, negative words can and will affect your health, your life, and your outlook on life. The negative power and feelings are already there, add them to your negative words and you have the makings of a disaster which is your health.
The ancient Greek playwright Aeschylus wrote, “Words are the physicians of a diseased mind.” Have you ever paid attention to how words impact you? Words have power to heal, the power to destroy, and the power to change the world. The most powerful words of all are the ones you say to yourself every day. People say things to themselves that they would never say to someone else, things like, “I’m fat” or “I’m not smart enough to do that.” It is rare for people to complement themselves. 
Words have a tremendous impact on your health. Do you ever hear yourself say, “I don’t have time to exercise,” or “Just one more won’t hurt?” Do you frequently say, “I’m tired,” or “I’m stressed?” Words like these create the emotion or feeling you would have if the words were true.If you say you are tired, then you will begin to feel tired. Feeling tired leads to sluggish behavior which generates fatigue rather than vibrant energy. What you focus on grows. If you focus on feeling unhealthy, then you will have unhealthy behaviors that follow.
Program your health with the right words. The words you use are like computer code that become the software of your mind. If you do not like the results you are getting in your life, you simply need to change the software by reprogramming your mind. It takes time to work out the bugs in a program, but the goal is consciously to decide what you want, use words and thoughts consistent with that desire, and then begin acting on the thought. For example, if you want to become thin, stop saying and thinking, “I’m fat.” Replace that thought with, “I enjoy being a healthy weight” or “I’m enjoying the process of becoming thin.” Also, erase the term “lose weight” from your vocabulary. When you lose something, you find it. Try using the term “release weight” instead. 
Never use possessive words to refer to a sickness or disease. For example, “My Diabetes,” “My cancer,” “My headaches,” “My IBS,” “My asthma,” etc. Why would you want to take ownership of disease? A sickness may be in my body, but it does not belong there and I refuse to take ownership of it by my words. If a diagnosis is spoken over me, in my mind I am not going to accept it. It doesn’t belong to me and I’m not taking ownership of it.
Talk healthy! Think healthy! Cultivate self talk that leads to healthier thinking. Think, “Healthy people eat vegetables instead of cake.” “Thin people exercise most days of the week, so I will go to the gym today.” Squash all thoughts that are contrary to your goal, and cultivate those that lead to healthy behavior. Think of yourself as a healthy person, start speaking healthy words, and then take healthy actions.
The medical establishment has been proving that the mind can heal the body for over fifty years. We call it the placebo affect. When patients get sugar pills, saline injections, or fake surgeries, and they believe they are getting the latest and greatest miracle drugs or surgeries, their bodies get better eighteen to eighty percent of the time. A combination of positive belief and the nurturing care of the right healer can activate the body’s natural self repair mechanisms and help the body heal itself. The opposite is also true. Negative belief about our health or harsh care from insensitive doctors harms the body. Harmful beliefs poison your body. Some people die younger not because they have bad genes, but because they have bad beliefs. As a man thinks, so is he. 
In conclusion, negative beliefs fill our bodies with harmful cortisol and epinephrine while positive beliefs relax our nervous systems and allow our bodies to heal. You wouldn’t take a pill from a bottle with a skull and cross bones on it, but every time  you think negative thoughts about your health you are potentially poisoning your body with stress hormones that deactivate your body’s natural self repair mechanisms. You are the gatekeeper of your mind. It is your responsibility to protect what you think. If you get your thinking right, your words will be right. This is paramount to living a healthy lifestyle. 

For more information about Homestead Nutrition, or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week! 🙂 

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Visit to the Coast

I hope this finds you well and ready for a good weekend. Yesterday, I began research on a thought I had for my blog, but I didn’t have it all together. So, that will come at a later date.
Today, my family and I took a day trip to our own Mississippi Gulf Coast. We do not have the beautiful clear waters that a lot of coastal areas have, but it’s still pretty nice. We took our chairs and spent a good 3 hours on the beach. The beach is a great place for earthing/grounding. It was so relaxing to sit with my feet in the water and hear the surf hitting the beach. As a musician, I would call that nature’s music. I can only imagine the wonderful health benefits of not only the grounding, but also the salt water, air, sunshine, and sound. Wow!  
You cannot observe all of this and say there is no God. My mom commented on the fact of the water knowing where to stop. This brought to mind the lyrics of a Christian song. “Who taught the sun how to spin in orbit? And who told the ocean you can only come this far…” It goes on to say, “I know my Redeemer lives…” The fool has said in his heart there is no God.

I’m going to attach a few photos for you to enjoy. I will talk more about health next week.
For more information about Homestead Nutrition or to make an appointment, email me at homesteadnutrition@dr.com. Have a healthy and blessed week! 🙂 

    
 

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Herbalist Day 

I wanted to jump on here again to wish all of you who are herbalist a very happy Herbalist Day on tomorrow, April 17th. Herbs are God’s special medicine for the healing of our sickness. He provided us with everything we need to help the body heal itself naturally. He knew what we needed since He created our bodies in the first place. I give special honor to those who still use God’s resources to heal. God’s medicine cabinet is the most superior. Thank you for your dedication as a herbalist. God bless! And to quote the wise woman herbalist, “green blessings.”

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Cleanse Completed 

I wanted to jump on here real quick today to let you know how the cleanse went. I feel it was a success. This was my first cleanse, and I didn’t know what to expect. There were really no great surprises though. 
I used a cleanse from Global Healing Center called Liver Shield and another called Deep Cleanse. I also had to take Oxy Powder also from GHC. 
Beginning Monday morning at 8am, we ate the suggested breakfast of watermelon. At 9am, we drank 8oz of Liver Shield. The Liver Shield was poured into a gallon of distilled water. At 10am, we had 12oz of ACV water and a suggested snack of walnuts. At 12pm, we had 8oz of Liver Shield. At 1pm, we had a suggested lunch of steamed broccoli. At 3pm, we had 8oz of Liver Shield. At 4pm, we had a suggested snack of walnuts and 12oz ACV water. At 6pm, we had 8oz of Liver Shield. At 7pm, we had a suggested dinner of steamed cabbage. We had a list of foods for breakfast, snacks, lunch, and dinner. This routine continued until Thursday.
On Thursday morning at 8am, I had watermelon. At 12pm, I had Liver Cleanse Soup. At 2pm, I had walnuts for a snack. At 7:30pm, I drank 8oz Epson Salt water. At 8:30pm, I drank 6oz Olive oil. At that point I had to go to bed and lay on my right side with my knees pulled to my stomach for 30 minutes. After that, I could stretch out and go to sleep. This was the liver flush. 
Friday morning, I had to eat watermelon and take 6 oxy powder capsules. By the way, I forgot to say that I had to take 6 oxy powder capsules every night before retiring. Back to Friday, at 12pm, I had to eat more liver cleanse soup. For dinner, I could have a salad and a little protein.That was the end.
Now, let me say, this cleanse is not for everyone. My mom’s blood pressure spiked really high on the third day. She had already been experiencing heart palpitations from the first day. After the very high blood pressure spike on Wednesday, I strongly insisted she discontinue the cleanse. She has had prior issues with A-Fib and we did not want to invite trouble. So, be sure you read all the information if you choose to do this cleanse.
I did great. I had a slight headache a couple of days, but peppermint essential oil took care of that. I have also had some lower back pain. I feel that will resolve itself in time. Overall, it was very interesting and challenging. I lost 8.2 pounds. That’s about all I have to say about it for now. If you have questions, let me know. I will chat again on Thursday. Take care.

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