So as you've probably already guessed, it's me who's not feeling the best today. I hate not feeling like normal. I want all my energy and vitality back. I am run down, sore and have had an on going head ache for 20 hours now. And as a busy mother of three, I need to get better fast to help out around the house! 

Now how did I get this way!? 

I have been studying holistic health (for the past 3 years) and have read every health conscious book I can get my hands on, and this is what I've learnt:

  • Any ailment or pain is a signal, telling you something is wrong, now it's your job to listen
  • Pain means something needs healing
  • Soreness, like head aches, means toxins are leaving
  • Low energy means your body is acidic and your "electrical charge" and oxygen levels are low
  • Colds, sinus problems, ear infections, measles, chicken pox, and eczema are examples of toxins being eliminated through mucus and skin. The body is very acidic at this point and needs to be brought back to a neutral acid-alkaline balance by eating foods rich in nutrients and enzymes like vegetables, fruit, soaked nuts, seeds & sprouted grains. Take supplements as well
  • Reoccurring colds and coughs mean your body has many stored toxins that it needs to release, this will eventually turn into disease over time if the toxins are not released (drugs hinder the process)
  • As the bodies vitality gets lower and sicker, it can no longer afford the expenditure of energy required for healing, so it is forced to store toxins in the body's tissues. This is when arthritis, bronchitis, heart disease, and cancers start to form
  • Feeling run down and low energy - the body needs time to heal. This is also the time to rest and eat alkalizing foods. Your body will release toxins as you experience minor aches and pains. Drink filtered water to help flush toxins and eat steamed veggies (easier to digest), drink vegetable soup broth and fruit only. Take oil of oregano to assist toxins exit the body. Oil of oregano will not cure your ailment, it will only help flush the sickness out. Get plenty of rest and nap often. Say no thanks to exercise. You will need energy to heal.
  • Unusual skin rashes or pimples - toxins are being eliminated through the skin
  • Fevers are the bodies most powerful weapon and natural defence against invading viruses. Bacteria and viruses multiply at our normal body temperature (98.6°) and will continue to spread. So the body raises the body's temperature to 103° to fight off those invaders. Just like when we use a sauna. The high temperatures help fight off toxins & invaders, and even help heal old wounds, hurt muscles and joints.

When we get sick it's our body doing it's job - to release toxins and other crap that has built up in our bodies over the years.

People take medications such as aspirin, Tylenol or other inflammatory drugs, which contain acetylsalicylic acid, to feel temporary relief from pain or stuffiness, but these medications also lower the body's fever below 100°. At this body temperature the viruses are free to multiply again, unchallenged and they will spread throughout the body.

Ways to keep your body healthy and alkaline so you get sick less frequent

  • Take probiotics, in pill form or incorporate pribiotic enriched foods to your diet like Kefir, plain unsweetened coconut milk yogurt, Kombucha (fermented tea), and sauerkraut
  • Get electrons from the earth and from unprocessed alkaline foods. Having contact with the earth recharges the bodies system with electrons. Garden, touch plants with your bare hands and walk in your hard with your bare feet.
  • Take digestive enzymes to help digest your food. Nutrients is converted into energy in the liver
  • Take care of your liver. The liver holds thousands of enzymes, creates bile and stores important nutrients like glucose, vitamins and minerals for use in the body. Say you'll be the DD for the next couple nights out.
  • Buy spring water or filtered water. The chlorine and fluoride in tap water effect our thyroid gland in a very negative way. Using a filter will help remove chlorine but not fluoride. 
  • Fruits and veggies are an excellent source of water. Fill your diet with these, along with 4 tall glasses of clean water a day. Two thirds of our body weight is water and our blood is made up of about 90% water. We need to replenish it daily.
  • We need clean air. Oxygen is our #1 body requirement. Add plants to your house and keep them up high, out of reach of children. Go for walks daily.
  • Rest. Sleep and rest are very important. Naps that are 30-60 minutes are also great for the body. A full nights sleep of 8 hours is also needed. The body heals while we sleep. (It only heals if we aren't digesting food at that time. If we are digesting food during sleep our body's energy will go to the digestive system and it will not heal us. We need to give our digestive system a break. Stop eating at 8 o'clock each night so you food will have time to go through the stomach before you sleep.)
  • Drink herbal teas, lightly sweetened with unspasteurized honey or stevia
  • Drink fruit and berry smoothies. Add chlorella, spirulina and green blends with wheat grass in them for added nutrition. (Notes on chlorella and spirulina at the bottom.) Use clean water and drink slowly.
  • Eat a large salad everyday and 2-3 pieces of fruit.
  • Soak seeds and nuts to remove enzyme inhibitors for efficient digestion
  • Sprout grains like buckwheat, see how here
  • Eat rice and beans for a great source of protein, and skip the meat as often as possible, meat is heavy on the digestive system and is very acidic. Look for meat that says organic, free range, & antibiotic-free
  • Check labels often. Get used to words like sucralose, sugar, sucrose, maltose, dextrose, glucose, galactose, lactose, glucose solid, brown sugar, corn syrup, aspartame, canola oil, white flour, salt, hydrogenated oils, and preservatives. Put the food item back on the shelf and keep looking. If you can't find what you are looking for, move on to the next item. (I've had to give up on meals a couple times due to the amount of nasty ingredients in the food I was buying)

*Note - Whenever you add raw honey to tea make sure it isn't at a boiling point. The water must warm or you will pasteurize your honey, then it isn't "healthy" anymore. The hot water will kill the nutrients and live enzymes.

If you have a cold and are feeling congested, steaming and defusing is very helpful. Try dropping 5 drops of essential oils in a large boil of boiling water, essential oils like Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Myrrh, Thyme, and peppermint. Place your head over the bowl and drape a tea towel over your head so it's covering the bowl. Be careful! You can also rub them on your chest with a bit of coconut oil. Lavender essential oil is great for getting rid of an ear infection. Drop 3-4 drops of lavender oil on a cotton swab and gently hold of the ear for 15 - 30 minutes. The pain should reduce by half and in the morning the ear infection should be healed. Lavender is a calming plant. The body will feel the ear infection pain and will send it's "workers" to the pain site to heal it.

Eating spicy foods like curry, onion and garlic help remove mucus. Make a coconut milk (not dairy - dairy is mucus forming) curry sauce and saute in the garlic and onion and pour it over lightly steamed veggies.

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 6 gloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. curry powder
  • 2 tsp. red curry paste (optional)
  • 1 Tbsp. honey (optional but amazing, highly recommended)

You must avoid dairy, meat, junk food, wheat, processed food, and fast food if you want to get better quickly. No one wants to cook when they are sick so grab fruit! It's easy, tasty and easy to digest. Plus you are helping your body cleanse. If you have Candida and can't have fruit I would suggest making blended vegetable smoothies containing kale, water, carrot, cucumber, ginger and garlic plus any nutritional powders you have in the house like spirulina, chlorella, wheat grass,  & green blends. 


I'm going to have a salad for dinner and maybe a shake later on. I've been trying to drink tons of liquid and give my digestive tract a bit of a food break today. I don't think I have a virus, I think I am just doing some house cleaning, getting rid of some toxins.

Well if any of you aren't feeling so hot on these rather dreary fall days I hope this post helps! Remember to get plenty of sleep and stay away from all those pills and drugs, 1 or 2 drops of oil of oregano, under the tongue, should do the trick!

If you do have a virus, remember not to kiss any family members and wash those hands. Take care!!

                                                             Art by Cake & Kingdom

      Chlorella is the most awesome food, or algae I should say, in the world! It has super powers for sure. It is a fresh water algae and is taken and dried and sold in a powder form. It has all the nutrients a healthy body needs. It is even 60% protein. It is a great detoxifier – cleaning the body and getting rid of heavy metals, pesticides, and other toxins from the air we breathe and the food and liquid we consume. It is also a liver and blood cleanser and detoxifier. It boosts the immune system and helps fight off infection. Chlorella increases the healthy bacteria in our intestines, which can help treat Crohn’s Disease, ulcers, colitis, diverticulosis and other diseases starting in the lower half of the digestive system. It has also been taken to regulate bowel movements, cholesterol, high blood pressure and fibromyalgia. It has been reported that people who have cancer and who are undergoing chemotherapy have had luck boosting their immune system after taking chlorella. People who have had radiation poisoning also had luck with chlorella. Chlorella also contains high levels of chlorophyll, beta-carotene and RNA/DNA. Some vitamins and minerals are iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous, pro-vitamin A, vitamins C, B1, B2, B2, B5, B6, B12, E and K, biotin, inositol, folic acid. ½ - 1 tsp should be taken per day in a smoothie.

Spirulina is just like chlorella in the fact that they are both fresh water algeas. Spirulina has the most beta carotene out of any other edible substance. Eating beta carotene rich fruits and vegetables gives us real protection against cancer, and beta carotene from algea is even more effective. Spirulina is 60% protein, and it has 18 amino acids, and has 92 trace minerals including magnesium. It contains 58 times more iron then leafy greens. However it does not contain vitamin C, which is needed to help absorb iron. So take Spirulina in a shake with fruits and berries, like strawberries, papaya, kiwi, oranges, mango and pineapple. Spirulina is nature’s best source of Vitamin B12. It is very easy to digest and is loaded with antioxidants. But be careful if you are out in the wild. Not every algea is nutritious. Some are poisonous and can result in death.

Conscious Health and The Disease-Free Revolution by Ron Garner, BEd, MSc

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