Healthy Living

Vitamins Can Make You Sick

This blog post is an article I wrote for our church newsletter. I thought I would share it with you.

Recently I came across some information that immediately drew my attention. It said, “Vitamins can make you go blind.” As I looked further I understood completely. Let me share some of the information with you.

There are 3 huge mistakes in taking vitamins. Mistake #1 is taking vitamins manufactured in China. They are contaminated with Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury. Sadly, 80% of the Vitamin C consumed in the USA is manufactured in China . Taking Chinese made vitamins is worse than not taking any vitamins at all.

Mistake #2 is taking synthetic vitamins (vitamins made from chemicals). It may be okay to put synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, but your body isn’t a Chevy or Ford. You wouldn’t put gasoline in your body, but that’s what you’re doing when you’re taking synthetic vitamins. You need to take natural vitamins!

Mistake #3 is taking the wrong dose. Too much Vitamin A can actually cause liver damage. It can also cause you to lose your vision. Fish oils go rancid at room temperature and are contaminated with Mercury. I recommend plant based Omega oils.

So, how do we avoid these pit falls? Purchase organic, non-GMO, food/herb based vitamins. Let me just be blunt; local supermarkets and stores, including drug stores, do not sell good quality vitamins. They are synthetic and probably manufactured in China. You should even be careful purchasing vitamins online. Do your homework. Price is one of the first indicators of quality. The old saying, “You get what you pay for,” is true.

If you take vitamins and you don’t purchase them from me, please do your research before purchasing. You could be doing more harm than good. Since our bodies are the temple of the Holy Ghost, we should be careful what we ingest. This is no less true regarding vitamins.

A lady in our church told me about a high energy multivitamin that she heard about. I looked it up and found it to be a very good quality vitamin. It is really helping her. She made a good choice. She encouraged me to promote it. You can purchase a two month supply for $15 plus shipping and handling through me.

I know several ladies are taking Theanine. Theanine is an amino acid that is not produced by the body, meaning it is not an essential amino acid. It is found in black tea, green tea, and certain mushrooms. It is natural and will not harm the body. I was first introduced to Theanine when trying to help a young man with ADHD. More recently, I have learned more about its benefits in dealing with anxiety, irregular heartbeat, relaxation, etc. Theanine is a natural beta blocker. However, not all Theanine is created equal. One lady bought it at a big box store and was taking 2 and it did nothing for her. Quality matters!

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you are interested in a session with me, see the contact info at the top of the page to get in touch with me. Have a healthy and blessed week!

Healthy Living

A Little News & A Little Rant

Hello everyone! This post is going to be a mixture of topics. It’s probably going to be more of a rant in some areas, while others might be just cool things I have been made aware of. So bear with me in my folly.

First of all, a homestead update. Our garden is winding down. We are done with cucumbers and squash. I hate to see them go. We are still harvesting peppers and some tomatoes here and there. We have peas planted and they are looking good. I think we are still harvesting okra too. I’ll be glad to see it go. Okra isn’t on my favorites list.

Mom has planted carrots and cabbage in her kitchen garden. She also has garlic, onions, peppers, and I think she still has tomatoes in her garden. She planted some butter beans as well.

We have muscadines ripening, but the birds and squirrels are getting them. We had hoped to make jelly and kombucha with them, but it doesn’t look like that will be happening.

Our goats and chickens are doing well. We’re drying up our milk goat in preparation for breeding season, which starts in September. We have 4 does to breed this year.

Our 2 chicks that we hatched, well the hen hatched, in May are doing well. We still aren’t positive on their gender. Mom calls them boys, so I hope they are and they don’t have a gender crisis. We want boys to be boys and girls to be girls on this farm. That’s how God designed it. Anything else is a perversion of His perfect plan. Anyway, we have named them Fried and Scrambled. We, well the hen, hatched another chick in July. We named it Poached and call it Poachy. Bless their hearts!

I have seen 3 clients recently in my office here at Homestead Nutrition. It’s always fun to do an evaluation and to see their amazement. It still amazes me too. I’m hoping to gain some contacts and possible clients in other States. It’s possible something could open up in Arkansas. So we’ll see.

Every person I can help is one more saved from the horrors of the medical field. Recently a lady we attend church with had some health problems. She went to a cardiologist and her health has gone downhill from there. This cardiologist is the biggest scam around. He tried to take my mom down the exact road he took this other lady, but thankfully we were more versed in dealing with scam doctors and such. We fired him immediately.

The lady in our church did what he said. She has ended up in a mess. She’s been in the hospital where she was given too much fluid which caused her legs to swell and burst open. She finally went to Jackson to different doctors and found out that the hospital had her on too much heart medication and her doctor had her on the wrong antibiotic. That was 3 medical mistakes! And this is just one story out of many I’m sure.

The medical field covers for one another too. They can’t admit they made a mistake and get it right. They have to blame this or that, or make excuses as to why this happened. What happened to old fashioned honesty and integrity!

I have to share something I heard recently that encouraged me. Yeah, the good news after the rant. Everyone knows that we are all addicted to our electronics. Some of us also know the harmful affects to our health and our spirit. Recently I heard electronics referred to as Antichrist toys, which stands to reason. Anyway, I was told about a twenty-one-year-old young lady who gave up her smart phone for God. She’s a single young lady in a small church. There is nothing to keep her from having a smart phone and doing whatever she pleases. She chose to give it to God. It takes a lot to impress me, but this REALLY impressed me. I admire her. It encourages me to know that there are young people out there who love God and are willing to do whatever they can to please Him. She is an exceptional young person! And I believe God is going to favor her.

Oh my! How could I forget! Back to the garden. We harvested around 7 watermelons this year! One of them weighed over 27lb! They have been delicious!

Have a healthy and blessed week!