September 2010 Blog Posts (22)

My newest additions to my Heal Myself Plan

OK the first few things are in place (kefir, green smoothies, nettles, epsom salt, other healthy salts,brazil nut & Master Tonic is ready) and I am loving how I am feeling and I have even lost a few pounds ;-)


So I am ready to add some more wholesome goodness to my diet! This is what I am adding:


Bone Broth
Liver ( making funny face at that one)
Coconut Oil
Lemon more often in water
Raw Honey…
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Added by Tracy Liebmann on September 27, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Take Ten Challenge!

The Lara bars have inspired me. I have a gorp mix which I take whenever we leave the house - instant portable nutrition. So, I finally made the Lara bars with dates (remember to remove the seeds, they are hard on your food processor. ask me how I know...) and tossed in my gorp mix. OH MY!! fabulous!! delicious!! Amazing!



There was some old Chinese theory of food that we should eat a variety of 31 different foods every day.



So, I counted and there were 15 different…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

tetanus vaccine?

For starters, wounds that bleed well are hardly at risk of tetanus. Tetanus only grows in an anaerobic environment. For any future ACTUAL tetanus exposure, Immuoglobulin could be offered at the time of any serious injury. It would only be offered IF it were a very dirty cut, which hadn't been cleaned for a long duration, or a crush

injury. Developing tetanus is quite difficult unless…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Honey

"Honey" - Do be aware that most honey has been heat pasteurized. Raw honey has amazing antimicrobial benefits and even probiotic benefits - including bifidum, the predominant microbial in the young human gut. As we age, we lose bifidum as the dominant microbial. (or as we lose bifidum in the gut, we age?)



Bifidum is in some honey and in breastmilk. Otherwise, I have heard there isn't another natural source. The "source" for inoculating our human gut at birth is breastmilk. Proper ph…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 19, 2010 at 8:30am — 5 Comments

Pancreatic cancer

While researching for my mom who had pancreatic cancer, I learned about Nigella sativa. If you don't know of it, it is an old traditional middle eastern medicinal food called black cumin seed. Here is a bunch more of the research I found about the health benefits related to pancreatic cancer.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.go…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 18, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Trying to Slay the Reflux Demon

Most moms like to go in and sneak a peek and watch their baby sleep. Me, I couldn't stand it. It was our first sign that something was seriously wrong with our baby. She looked like she was possessed by demons while she slept. She would flail. Arch her backs. Make that startled movement you make like you are dreaming that you are falling off of a cliff. She would scream. And most horrifyingly - she would stop breathing for a few seconds.



My husband and I would take turns holding her… Continue

Added by Karen Jensen on September 18, 2010 at 9:27am — 2 Comments

The Waking Nightmare

It starts slowly: You hear a rustling beside you and know it is beginning. Soon she is tossing and turning constantly, trying to get into any position that may make it hurt less. You've seen her arch her back so far back she is sleeping like a backwards C. Sometimes there is moaning. Wimpering. Crying. On bad nights, full out screaming. Then the coughing begins. Every few minutes there it is, the weak cough cough of someone with acid in their chest.… Continue

Added by Karen Jensen on September 18, 2010 at 9:20am — No Comments

The Little Scout Who Couldn't

I would love help sorting out and coming up with a plan to help my Scout, she is 22 months old. She has slept through the night comfortably only 4 nights in those 22 months. Many days she is in mild to severe pain - either from reflux or in her tummy. About 4 days a week she refuses a meal. She has gone down below 10% on the growth chart…

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Added by Karen Jensen on September 18, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Triclosan - be aware

What is Colgate Total toothpaste? - The unique formula of Colgate Total, containing fluoride and the antibacterial ingredient triclosan !! TRICLOSAN, unbelievable!



But here is their own website:…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 17, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Healthy Poop 101

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 15, 2010 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

High Blood Pressure?

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 14, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Estrogen dominance

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 14, 2010 at 5:30pm — 7 Comments

"Yeast" intolerance

Yeast means several different things. Basically, there are good yeasts and bad yeasts. And there are live yeasts and dead yeasts.



"Yeast" collectively isn't the problem. There is (dead) yeast in (some) bread for instance and there is (live) yeast in (some) yogurt. Dead yeast are not the issue with bread. Bread breaks down rapidly into simple carbohydrates which feed "bad" yeasts in the gut and body. The "pathological" yeasts are commonly candida albicans. But simple sugars, not…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 14, 2010 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

My Master Tonic

I heard about Fire cider years ago and as of 3 years ago started making my own. It has helped me keep viruses away as well as shoretn the cycle of them. Especially chest colds which I seem to get. If I end up with a chest cold, i like to put some of the Master Tonic in the firdge. Makes it so cooling!

Here is a pic of Master Tonic…

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Added by Jamie on September 12, 2010 at 12:49pm — 7 Comments

REAL kefir grains vs. kefir starter

I've not used kefir starter as it only has 7 microbials and REAL kefir grains have 56+ beneficial microbials. Kefir grains are free, or less than $15, all over the internet for a lifetime supply.



Here is more about easy homemade probiotics:... http://heal-thyself.ning.com/profiles/blogs/homemade-probiotics



Actually, kefir grains have…

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Added by Pat Robinson on September 9, 2010 at 4:00pm — 14 Comments

New Moon Master Tonic :-)

The Master tonic recipe here says to make the Master Tonic on the new moon and let soak til the full moon...I love following the moon cycles for stuff like this...it just makes it seem more magically and mysterious <g>


Morgan and I are going to make it tonight after I go get the right kind of glass container...off to Bed, Bath & beyond...coupon in hand! Wondering what else I need to find for my new healthier way of life. I would like to find a smaller strainer for…
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Added by Tracy Liebmann on September 8, 2010 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Tuna and mercury, and green tea!

"White/albacore tuna in water" contained the highest amount of EPA/DHA (Omega 3 fatty acids) among the canned tuna but mercury levels were four times higher than those in "light tuna in water".



EPA/DHA amounts were higher in salmon and mackerel which contain less mercury than canned tuna product.



This *in vitro* study, looks at "Dietary mercury exposure and effects of foods containing phytochemicals on mercury bioavailability". (basically which foods make you absorb less… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on September 8, 2010 at 11:15am — No Comments

Why do it?

So if you're reading this entry you are on the Heal Thyself website. Why are you here?



I'll tell you why I'm here. I made promise to myself a couple years ago when I was in a very broken place. That promise was to love myself more fully. Why? Because it occurred to me that if I did that I could love my family more fully.



I began my journey in researching health and wellness or holistic living first out of fear. Fear did not help me feel better or more loved. When I changed… Continue

Added by Shekinah Lawrence on September 6, 2010 at 5:52pm — 1 Comment

Medicinal Mushrooms 101

Medicinal Mushrooms by Christopher Hobbs - for over 3,000 years the Chinese have used and revered many fungi for their health-giving properties, especially tonics for the immune system.



Some Major Medicinal Mushrooms



Shiitake - Medical uses: A vast amount of research into shiitake's medicinal properties has been completed and shows that it has the ability to fight tumors and viruses and enhance the immune system.



Reishi - Medical uses: For 4,000 years, the… Continue

Added by Pat Robinson on September 4, 2010 at 7:35pm — No Comments

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