Joette Calabrese has become one of my favorite homeopaths. On her website, joettecalabrese.com, she defines homeopathy as:
Homeopathy (pronounced hoh-mee-op-uh-thee) is a holistic system of medicine that treats disease by stimulating the body’s own healing processes.
She also notes homeopathic remedies are non-toxic, side-effect free and inexpensive.
Another one of my favorite homeopaths is Dana Ullman. In the video below, he describes the steps Moses took when He came down from Mt. Sinai and found the children of Israel worshipping the golden calf. It’s pretty amazing to see this practice goes back thousands of years and we still use it today.
When a contractor builds a house, he knows the importance of having a good foundation. Building on a weak foundation can cause problems from cracks in the foundation and walls, doors getting stuck or not closing properly, kitchen cabinets separating from the wall, gaps around the windows and sagging floors. Over time, the house will become weaker and will eventually fall apart.
Our bodies need a proper foundation as well. If we don’t take care of our bodies, we, too, will eventually fall apart. The good news is, if we take care of our foundation, everything else has a better chance of functioning properly and providing us with health and quality of life.
Our foundation has six elements. Each part of our foundation has an impact on our pH and our overall health. Our pH is how fast or how slow our digestion is moving. If it moves too slow, constipation can become a problem. This can cause the toxins in the stool to be reabsorbed by the body. If it moves too fast, our bodies may not be able to absorb and use the vitamins and minerals being put into our bodies. This can eventually cause malnutrition.
The foundations of good health are:
Eat real food. If it fell from a tree, grew from the ground, ran through the fields, swam through the ocean and flew through the sky, it’s real food.
Eat non-GMO. Because the DNA of genetically modified food has been altered, our bodies are not equipped to digest it. We do not have the digestive enzymes we need to break down the foreign material.
Eat organic to avoid pesticides and other chemicals that are poisonous to our bodies.
Your body uses water in every chemical process.
Drink 1/2 your body weight in water to see an increase in potential energy.
Fresh fruits and vegetables increase your hydration and are a great source of usable material.
Movement is for so much more than burning calories. It actually aides in detoxifying the body. Sweating is one way our body eliminates toxins.
The lymphatic system requires movement and becomes stagnant and unable to move the chemicals surrounding our cells without it.
During sleep, the body repairs, recovers and detoxifies.
7-9 hours of continuous sleep is recommended.
Throughout the day, the body naturally becomes acidic. It relies on sleep to alkalize it for the next day.
With reduced sleep, our bodies will remain in an acidic state. This state leads to inflammation and potential physical dysfunction.
The elimination pathways are vital to allow the body to release toxins
Intestines, liver, gallbladder
Lungs, circulation of oxygen
Lymph and white blood cells
Skin and the coordination of the circulatory system for sweating
Reduce stress as much as you can!
Emotional stress, including trauma, heartbreak, accident, PTSD
Chemicals in food, additives, preservatives, food dyes, palm oil, BHT, high fructose corn syrup, etc
EMF emissions, herbicides, pesticides, toxic people, etc.
If you would like to learn more, please feel free to message me.
We are in full swing with our fermented food and drinks. We have milk and water kefir.
Unfortunately, my sauerkraut went bad because the room was too cold. Low temperatures cause the good bacteria to not be able to take over and create the healthy environment probiotics need to flourish. So, live and learn.
To learn more about fermenting benefits and methods, click here.
I spent about a half hour this morning making overnight oatmeal. It’s one of the easiest breakfast items I have found that can be prepared ahead and will be enough for several days.
I had all my ingredients on the table when I started, which made the process go by a lot faster. I had eight pint-size jars clean so that’s how many I used.
I always layer the dry ingredients first so when I shake up the jar, nothing really sticks to the bottom. Once all my ingredients are in the jar, I tighten the lid, shake it up and stick it in the refrigerator.
Allow it to sit overnight or at least several hours. This gives time for the oatmeal to soften up and absorb the liquid.
Here are the recipes I used today. Enjoy!!
Whatever Kind You Want Oatmeal
1/4 cup of whole-grain oats
1 tbsp chia seeds ( I also use flaxseed sometimes)
1 tbsp Greek yogurt
1 tsp of REAL maple syrup or another natural sweetener
Blueberries, strawberries, bananas and any other fruit you want to add. You can use as much or as little as you want. Just leave enough room for the oatmeal to expand as it absorbs the liquids.
(I use 1 tbsp of REAL peanut butter if I make a peanut butter banana oatmeal)
1 cup of kefir (or enough to fill the jar just below the neck of the jar) You can also use milk. Raw is best. **If you choose to warm up your oatmeal rather than eating it cold, use milk since heat kills the probiotics in kefir.
*I actually used honey in this batch of oatmeal BUT I really should have used maple syrup or another natural sweetener since I was using kefir. Honey is anti-microbial and kefir is pro-microbial. Honey should have been added when the oatmeal was about to be eaten to avoid the honey killing the microbes in the kefir. It will still be tasty it just may not have ALL the health benefits I was going for. LIVE AND LEARN. 😀