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Safer Kind of Floss: Making the Switch

Safer Kind of Floss: Making the Switch

Most floss is made from nylon, a petroleum-based product coated with Teflon synthetic resin – similar to nonstick cookware material – called PTFE (a.k.a. polytetrafluoroethylene). Both are known to be carcinogenic and attribute to cancer, arthritis, altered immune responses, and thyroid/hormone imbalances.

When I first heard this, I thought “how can floss cause this many issues” … here’s the short version; floss with PTFE leaves chemical traces in the mouth that are inevitably swallowed or absorbed into the bloodstream through the thin mucosa lining of the mouth. This raises concern for those of us who diligently floss once or twice a day, year-round.

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil

The Reasons I Like Fermented Cod Liver Oil

The Reasons I Like Fermented Cod Oil

Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures, nor do I receive money to write the articles I do to promote this food. What I am is a firm believer in the stuff and a Group Buyer for Central Vermont, bringing this oil to my community at a wholesale price.

Fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) contains fat-soluble nutrients like Omega-3 (DHA/EPA), Vitamin A/D; nutrients that many of us lack, especially as we get older or have digestive issues. If you have ever been

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Probiotic food The Body Ecology Diet

Tips & Tricks to Make Young Green Coconut Kefir (YCK)

I’ve made young green coconut kefir (yck) for going on 10 years and have moved through many learning curves. As a result, I can now whip up a batch of this delicious drink in much less time then I once did and with zero frustration. I hope my tips ‘n tricks help you be ready to dive in. My recipe here and a great visual here.

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Supplements The Body Ecology Diet

My Favorite Supplements on B.E.D. (Body Ecology Diet)

I found The Body Ecology Diet (B.E.D.) in 2010 and haven’t looked back since. I like everything about this diet … from its yin/yang roots to the principle of food combining to the laid back approach you are unique, do what feels good.

There’s a relaxation here that I’ve yet to find/feel in another diet. A place to come home to. As a Holistic Nutritionist for those practicing B.E.D., I’m often asked which supplements to take. My answer, almost every time, is “check out the body ecology store“. I like their products and have taken most of them myself at one point; as have my husband and kids.

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Intuitive Channel My Story Stories TM Transcendental Meditation

Mindfulness Daily with Transcendental Meditation

One thing I notice since starting Transcendental Meditation (TM) in January 2018, is how mindful I have become. It comes naturally; I do not try. I just am. This strikes home as I have always seen myself as scatter-brained. Back before, when I brushed my teeth, I would also let in the cat, pour a glass of water, maybe even cut up a piece of fruit for breakfast. Now, when I brush my teeth, I brush my teeth. That is it. I stand there at the sink and brush my teeth. I notice the ridges of each tooth and the spots with which still need brushing. I hear the birds outside the window singing; my husband snoring.

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Home Remedies The Body Ecology Diet

How I Do Castor Packs

Castor oil is both gentle and potent and has the ability to absorb into your skin and various other organs to relieve pain, increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and bring healing to specific parts of the body. One easy way to get all these benefits is with a ‘castor pack’.

My first time doing a pack was after my youngest was born in 2007. I did one every day that first week home from the hospital to get my uterus back in shape. Heavenly! Year later, I used it again for chronic bloating and constipation I was having from yeast overgrowth. A saving grace providing tremendous relief (my castor pack + B.E.D., digestive enzymes, minerals, boluses, and unsalted probiotic food got my health back on track). ❤️

I no longer reach for my pack much these days, but when I do I’m glad to have it. Each member of my family has one as it’s not recommended to share. My husband puts his on his gallbladder when flares. My kids use one on belly for an immunity boost. Mine goes over my liver and lower back when tight. 

My personal favorite is to use the castor pack over my belly or under my lower back while I do a colonic; which typically takes me about 45 minutes to an hour, the perfect time for a pack 😉 If one of us gets a cough, we lay the pack right over the lungs.

Sprains

I recently sprained my ankle and was in horrendous pain. I put a wool sock on, drizzled with castor oil, and slipped this on my foot with plastic bag over to prevent my bed sheets from getting oily. I did this for 2 nights and healed so quick from an injury that typically would have taken days to bounce back from.

Lymphatic Cleanser

Beauty of a castor pack is it stimulates/cleanses lymphatic system of fluid; which is basically the body’s sewer system where dead cells and debris absorb. The lymphatic system brings this fluid and waste to the liver and spleen for filtering. If lymph system is slow to circulate, lymph fluid can stagnant and you may notice digestive or immune issues (i.e. allergies, constipation). Using castor oil topically gets the lymphatic system moving to clean things up.

How I make a castor pack:

Materials Needed

Castor Oil (high-quality, cold-pressed, preferably organic)
Cotton flannel “pack” (36” x 10”)
Chuck pad, folded in half or cut to size
Old towel
Heating pad or 11”x 18” FAR infrared blanket

Method

  1. Pour 1-2 tablespoon of castor oil onto the cotton flannel.
  2. Apply to upper right abdomen, under rib-cage/liver OR any area needing treatment.
  3. Cover with a chuck pad and top that with an old towel.
  4. Place heat source on top of towel (high enough to feel warmth on skin without burning).
  5. Relax for 30-90 minutes while the skin absorbs the oil.
  6. Remove pack and rinse off area with 2 tsp baking soda/1 pint water and paper towels.

Tips & Tricks

  • Once you’re comfortable using a pack, consider investing in a castor pack holder.
  • Lay a chuck pad under you while doing a pack to protect the surface (castor oil stains).
  • Wait a few hours after eating to do a pack to loosen toxicity and obstructions in tract.
  • Castor packs are good before bed while reading. Keep a bag next to bed, so when ready to fall asleep, you can drop materials into bag without getting up.
  • For max benefit for non-acute issue, use pack 3 consecutive nights/week with 4th week off. Repeat 2 cycles, take week off, continue 1x/week until symptoms subsides.
  • Acute situations: 30″ for 5 nights, 2 nights off, repeat cycle for 2 weeks until feel better.
  • Individual response differ depending on symptoms; please consult with your doctor.
  • Castor packs can be used many times; you don’t need to rinse or clean between uses.
  • Store pack in glass jar in fridge; add fresh castor oil before each use, discard after 6-12 months.

*A castor pack works for general aches and decrease inflammation, especially for flu, eye infections, abscesses, hair loss, headaches, epilepsy, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, constipation, intestinal obstructions and hyperactivity. Women benefit during fibroids, mastitis, c-section healing, cramps, ovarian cysts, and menses. Use caution if breastfeeding, as castor oil will create a lot of movement which can cause detox through breast-milk. Not for using during pregnancy.

Precautions: Castor oil is broken down by the small intestine into ricinoleic acid; which acts as an irritant to intestinal lining. This is what gives castor oil the ability to reverse constipation. It’s also what can cause digestive discomfort and gastrointestinal effects. Use castor oil with caution with IBS, ulcers, diverticulitis, colitis, hemorrhoids, prolapse, or if you recently had surgery. Do not use pack if you have cancer or open infections without talking to doctor. It’s good to test castor oil on a small part of your arm before use to see if you react negatively.

References
Step-By-Step Castor Oil Pack Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVaCT80TzlY
https://rootnaturalhealth.wordpress.com/2011/01/01/castor-oil-packs-are-good-for-liver-detoxification-and-lymphatic-circulation/
https://shininghealth.com/blog/2012/04/detox-your-body-the-amazing-healing-benefits-of-castor-oil

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Fermented Cod Liver Oil Foods That Heal

Suggested Dosages for Fermented Cod Liver Oil

Note: I am not an affiliate for Green Pastures. I am a group buyer to bring this oil to my community at a reduced price.

Green Pastures™ fermented cod liver oil (FCLO) has many benefits. Most of us know this, but don’t always know how much oil to take or give our kids. I asked Dave Wetzel, owner of this family-owned company for his thoughts and he said “the oil can be medicinal, but it’s not a “one size fits all drug”, it’s up to each person to

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