Posted in Healing, Health, Homeopathic

Mineral deficiencies

Once again I had reached a point of dissecting all the reasons as to why I was in so much pain. I acknowledged each and every part of it, questioning everything. I did a lot of soul searching and boy did I learn a lot. On an emotional and physical level.

Seeing what’s different, it came to mind that I haven’t taken my vitamins in over a month. Could it be that it played a role in what was going on? Even if a minor one? Was I withholding important fuel and nutrients my body needed, especially now during this most powerful fight of my life. I decided to start my regimen again and I’m curious to see what happens. What could it possibly hurt!!! It’s only one thing that I’m touching on here, at least for the moment until other posts are written, but here are some other things on the radar that I’m watching and hope to implement for further improvement.

Once again I am watching my water intake and as always it needs to be up’ed.

I am drinking more of the tart cherry juice that has helped me with inflammation before. Drinking it regularly is the key here and not just here and there when I remember.

I am drinking green tea mixed with chamomile tea and coffee has taken the backseat to once a week.

Check out this additional list and see if you can spot anything useful for yourself. It includes sure tell signs of mineral deficiencies.

ZINC weak immunity, allergies, thinning hair, acne or rashes, infections, diarrhea

CALCIUM brittle hair, dry skin, high blood pressure, tooth decay, tingling in fingers, chronic itching, lethargy

MAGNESIUM sleeping difficulties, muscle spasm/pain, anxiety/depression, infertility/PMS, headache, fatigue

POTASSIUM abdominal bloating, cramps, heart palpitations, nausea/vomiting, ringing in ears, feeling dizzy, constipation

IODINE low body temperature, weakness/fatigue, swollen/sore tongue, cold hands/feet, pale skin, weak nails

SELENIUM slow metabolism, slow wound healing, memory problems, hair loss/dry hair, infertility, low immune system

Posted in Animals, Health, Holistic Healing

Eye health for dogs

This weeks health segment goes out to our four legged family members and the focus is on eye health.

I’ve noticed a few things with Cinnamon this week that make me wonder if she is struggling with poor eye sight. First it was a stick in the water that I threw. It was seemingly right next to her and still she had a hard time making it out. Sure it could have been the glare on the water from the sun. 🤔Then a miscalculated jump and run in with a kitchen cabinet that left a big scrape with lost fur on the right side of her face. She does get a bit rambunctious. 🤔 Next, another failed attempt jumping on the couch, missing it and falling off backwards. A play with her toy that I kicked around the floor and which at times she couldn’t make out where it landed. Sure it’s brown like the floor and blends in, but 🤔…how many excuses can I make for her while not following a hunch or satisfying that gut feeling.

A vet appointment is scheduled for the 6th of August and it’s the earliest I could get. Crazy, but it’s important to me that she treated by the same amazing man that already cared for my prior two dogs Sparky and Nikki. In the meantime we are doing our own thing and here are a few tips. Tonight Cinnamon received half of a sweet potato mixed in with her normal food and luckily she loved it. Here is a list of foods and things that can promote good eye health in dogs. Even if everything checks out just fine and fur-momma is just over worried about her baby, these are still good things to incorporate into her diet.

Blueberries

Broccoli

Carrots

Cold water fish

Eggs

Garlic

Kale

Pumpkin

Sweet Potato

Tomatoes

Moisture (dog I drops) if you live in a hot, dry and dusty climate which I think is key for us here

Zinc

Taurine

Omega 3 fatty acids

Carotenoids

Bilberry

Eyebright

Posted in Anxiety, Chronic illness, Health

Narcissist – Sociopath Awareness

On the health front this week, and perhaps even something you relate with. It’s really something to think about and I don’t think the connection is coincidental. What we expose ourselves to, and what we eat for nourishment, everything plays a vital role on our delicate bodies and our mental well being.

Narcissist abuse and trauma survivors are often diagnosed with chronic pain and autoimmune disorders because long-term exposure to cortisol and adrenaline (fight or flight chemicals) cause inflammation in our bodies. Inflammation causes pain, or worse, it causes our immune system to attack itself because it thinks the inflammation is caused by a disease it needs to eradicate.

Bobbi Parish, MA

Posted in Allergy, Health, Homeopathic

Manuka Honey

Picture: Google

Honey, a gift of Mother Nature, and the all important and vital Bee population. Packed with healthy properties, it is often used as a natural sweetener, but packs so many additional healing properties. Let’s take a closer look.

SIBO (small intestinal bacteria overgrowth) Low stomach acid, Acid reflux

Acne and Eczema

Staph Infections

Burns, Wounds and Ulcers

Tooth Decay and Gingivitis

IBS and IBD

Sore throat and Immunity

Allergies and Sinusitis

Beauty Treatment and Health Booster

Improves Sleep

A pretty amazing list isn’t it? From what could you benefit from? Could you incorporate a little more honey into your life? I think I definitely can find some ways.

Posted in Health, Inspiration, Mindfulness

Bay leaves

True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen and it’s been a while since I did a health segment on the blog. Those little reminders for me have become more important than ever and here is a simple one anybody can do to reap some quick and powerful benefits.

Burning bay leaves in your home helps relieve anxiety, reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, increase alertness, open respiratory system, and increase mindfulness.

Enjoy💙🙏🏼

Posted in Health, Homeopathic, plants

Eucalyptus

I haven’t done a health segment in awhile and here is a quick and easy one we all can do and benefit from.

When you hang eucalyptus in the shower, the steam will activate the oils in eucalyptus to help with decongestion, headache, inflammation, stress, and muscle tightness.

Posted in Health, nurition

Fun facts about Chia Seeds

Our health segment takes us to Chia Seeds this week and it’s another quick and easy thing to add into your routine that doesn’t steal much time away. I have to admit that although I have known of Chia Seeds, all the benefits and uses have come as a surprise to me, leaving me to wonder why I haven’t incorporated them into my day. Suffering from inflammation, arthritis and joint pain, I’d be the perfect candidate to give this a go and I will start ASAP. Perhaps I inspire you to take a closer look yourself.

This one is especially helpful for nutritional health and supplying our temple (body) with the superfoods it needs. It’s our way to show support and our body hopefully thanks us in many different ways.

Did you know that Chia Seeds are higher in antioxidants than Blueberries.

Have 5 times more calcium than Milk

Have 7 times more vitamin C than Oranges

Have 3 times more Iron then Spinach

Have twice the potassium of a Banana

Are gluten free

Regulate Blood Sugars (awesome for diabetics)

Are a great Egg replacement

Are high in Fiber, Protein and Omega-3’s

You can sprinkle it raw onto almost any food, or add it to smoothies.

Uses for Chia Seeds include

  • Energy and stamina
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Weight loss
  • Normalize blood sugar
  • Arthritis
  • Cleanses colon
  • Gets rid of toxins
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Promotes sound sleep
  • Prevents cancer
  • Digestion
  • Knee pain
  • Hyperactivity disorder
  • Joint paint
  • Horse feed
  • Pet food
  • Healthy skin, hair and nails
Posted in Forest, Health, Tree’s

Forest therapy

In this weeks health segment I am talking about forest therapy. It’s not always what we consume and put into our body as far as nutrition goes, but also what feed our mental and emotional self. In addition to Lime Water and Turmeric Green Tea, it also matters what we surround ourselves with.

I’ve always had a fascination with trees and forests. While considered boring by a few souls I encountered along the way, for me it was peace and serenity, a sense of feeling perfectly calm, of being home, and sheer bliss. Not to mention all the good trees bring to our environment, and why we need them so badly.

For me it was a different, a deeper connection, I never could quite understand or pinpoint. It simply didn’t require an answer, and it’s just how it was and is. Even now I can’t tell you exactly as to why I don’t want to drive nails into a natural stomp I collected and which I use for sitting around the campfire. Why I don’t want to cut branches or otherwise damage a tree. There is a respect, for the living energy that I should protect not harm. Even in a stomp that is no longer growing.

I’ve had book marks with writings, titled the advice from a tree (which has rang true for me)…

  • Stand tall and proud
  • Sink your roots into the earth
  • Be content with your natural beauty
  • Go out on a limb
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Remember your roots
  • Enjoy the view

…and photographed many along the way through ever changing seasons.

I’ve been called a treehugger, a term that is often perceived and given not in the most flattering of ways but to make fun of someone. Either way, it doesn’t matter, and although I’ve always understood the intent for being called such, it never bothered me, nor did made me hide my passion for the gentle swaying giants, reaching for the heavens.

Just recently I’ve read that when you hug or sit under a tree you feel it’s unique healing energy. Forest therapy is used in Japan to treat depression and anxiety, the scent of trees acts as a natural immune boost. No wonder I have always felt a connection. It makes sense and I’ve always been my own kind of healer. In some ways my soul knows long before I do what is needed and good for me. So the next time you feel down a bit or need a little boost, you might consider taking a stroll through the forest, to hug a tree, or sit beneath it reading a book while taking a load off.

Here is to March and a new month starts tomorrow. But before that, I’ll see you tonight for our healing at 7PM PST.

Posted in Adventure, Animals, Health

Cinnamon’s first big adventure

It was the middle of February and Cinnamon’s first big adventure. It included two overnighters and her first time being away from home. Many surprises would be in store. For her, as well as me, and neither one of us knew how this would go down.

It turned out that Cinnamon is a born adventure pup and loved every minute of it. She took over the small cabin and was instantly at home. She even had her own twin size bed that she made use out of it occasionally, lounging and restring, just not at night. At night she he to be curled up and close to Mom, leaving me to fight for space and covers.

Overall she did great. Patiently sleeping in the car from destination to destination, exploring to her hearts content and you could tell that she enjoyed every minute of it. It was heart warming to see and my heart was full although the trip for me was a struggle. I wasn’t well on the health front and lingering storms didn’t help matters. You could sum it up in the sense that I was in one of my most favorite and scenic places, but I was fighting through every step. Regardless of how much I love her and wanted to share this time with her, it wasn’t a time to relax for me.

It’s like having a child I imagine. A little one that requires attention and supervision around the clock. Mornings were a big struggle, and where I usually throw on my robe at home, able to let her escape into a fenced yard, this was in no way possible here. I had to hurry and get fully dressed to enter a winter wonderland so she could do her business. One of the problems is the morning stiffness, and I found myself working through the pain of forcing non functioning, non cooperative limbs because of being afraid the toddler couldn’t hold it until I was in full gear. It was difficult, but there was no doubt about how much she loved being out there. How much she relates to Mother Nature and taking time to smell the roses. How much she fits in with us and loves the things we do. She is nearly 40 lbs now and stronger than ever. We are still monitoring her Allergies and hair loss and things have gotten much better. Now it’s my turn to get better and stronger once more. Fingers crossed because this little bundle of joy has a ton of energy and demands quite a bit while bringing a joy like no other.

Posted in Healing, Health, Holistic Healing, Homeopathic

Anti inflammatory tea

In our health segment this week, I am addressing inflammation in the body. It is the cause for many chronic diseases and illnesses and is no friend of ours.

Inflammation in the body is caused in many forms and here are just a few of them. Poor diet, not enough exercise and stress are the main contributors to inflammation.

Do you have swollen joints, stiff muscles, flu like symptoms, fever, chills, fatigue, loss of energy, headaches, or a loss of appetite? If so you might be at risk of having inflammation in the body.

6 steps for reducing and managing inflammation in the body.

  1. Load up on anti inflammatory foods
  2. Control blood sugar
  3. Cut back or eliminate inflammatory foods
  4. Make time to exercise
  5. Lose weight
  6. Manage stress

An impressive list, but also one that’s not often managed so easily. We know how hard it can be to lose a few extra pounds and that stressful job is still needed to pay the bills. A vicious cycle that’s often hard to break. But here is one little thing you cc’s n incorporate that can make a world of difference and it’s as simple as a few cups of tea a day. It really helps.

What you need is a cup of green tea, with 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric. Heat and stir well to dissolve as best as possible. It’s a little stubborn but can be done with a little extra TLC. You can also add a turmeric supplement to your daily routine and don’t forget about our Limes from last week to flush out the toxins.