Saturday, June 4, 2022

THINK ZINC Link

 


Think Zinc Link! Thyme to let your immune system shine! It’s high time we return to a reliance upon our God-given first line of defense as found within our innately strong immune system! 


In my books I write that Tarzan obviously knew something as he thumped on his Thymus! Zinc is essential for the Thymic Hormones that regulate the bodies immune defenses. Zinc supports the Thymus’ gland function! Along with production of many other hormones ~ think Prostate health and it’s link to zinc! 


Zinc is Not a new nutrient hitting the market and should not be new in your medicine cupboards! Zinc goes far beyond an immune building Vital essential mineral nutrient supporting and providing anti-viral properties. 


In a blink let us look at Zinc and it’s primary and secondary applications that maybe linked to: wound healing, Tissue growth and repair, macular degeneration, diabetic complication, PMS, acne, ulcers, reduced stiffness in joint inflammation and Cellular Repair. Research shows that Zinc is a link to digestion and essential to the function of over 200 human enzymes. And zinc is necessary to synthesize your DNA and RNA! 


Studies have shown zinc may help you smell the stink again! By correcting possible zinc deficiencies, many folks regained a sense TASTE and SMELL!


The point is; like all nutrients in Nature’s Apothecary there is a plethora of what I refer to as Primary Applications as well as “possible” Secondary lessor known Benefits! I enCourage you to get involved, get inspired, dig deep to learn and re-educate yourself! 


IF 2020 and beyond has not motivated you to take back your responsibility... well you most likely stopped this read a while ago eyes rolling back into your head! We must Do our own due diligent research! I implore you to go further than the all too easy, misguided tampered with ‘goggle university” to educate yourself! 


It is no longer a secret that zinc is an amazingly beneficial mineral for young and old. It is also well documented that the human body does not naturally digest zinc easily. A more bioavailable, zinc may be chelated, which means it is bonded to another compound to make it absorbable.


So here’s to my nod, my wink to zinc. It’s a fact that not all zinc it created equal. My choice of zinc is Picolinate or Chelated. Cheaper forms are known to create stomach upset or may leave a metal taste on your tongue. Theses disturbances are common and an indicator that excessive zinc is passing through the body, unabsorbed. That is, not available for the body to use! Zinc Gluconate, Sulfate or Oxide may also be good choices to consider. 


For cold and flu seasons, (if they ever return) consider zinc gluconate lozenges for it ‘May’ shorten illness duration and severity! Since 2020 my purse holds a supply lozenges with 23 mg of elemental zinc. 


Though, whole-food sources are the best way; it’s sadly well known that our soils are deficient globally! This micronutrient is lacking due to food processing and/or nutrient-poor soils ;( 


Here’s a hint between you me and God! My favorite form of zinc that I’ve raised my family on has been and will remain in the organic raw pumpkin seeds and Cocoa, always on hand! Though not my cup of tea 1 Oyster with its 8.+mg of zinc; deserves a shout out! 


“Please consult your medical advisors when considering proactive therapeutic protocols.” A general rule of thumb may look like this: 


Most zinc supplements contain 15–30 mg of zinc per serving. Keep in mind Tolerable Upper Intake Level of zinc is around:  

-38 mg per day for adults

-3 to 7 mg per day for infants

-7–23 mg per day for kids, and 23–34 mg per day for teens. 


To learn more check out my life’s work: This link to my services of 44 years: Below link to my Books : 


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Friday, May 13, 2022

Attention Mama Birds and ‘Kids’



My ‘Kids’ both had Goat milk for weaning. Goat milk has higher Protein levels than most formulas. Goat milk is much easier to digest than cow milk and therefore easier on Digestion. ie: gas, bloat, spit ups etc etc. It resembles human milk better than cow milk. I found convenient powder form good for storage and taste. Useful In times of plenty and shortages! Rich in calcium, sodium, potassium and phosphorus. It was a shoe in for my ‘kids!’ And that’s not an Ewe! 

-Goat milk was compared to cow milk by researchers to find out if goat milk was better. Goat milk in particular has been shown to improve the iron bioavailability in anemic rats. It’s richer in medium-chain triglycerides which makes iron more bioavailable.


Goat milk has higher contents of vitamin A and C, both  of which help iron be absorbed. Goat milk improves use of Calcium and Phosphorus which leaves less calcium to interfere with iron absorption. Research shows that goat milk is an ‘ewe-some’ choice. 


My first introduction to solid foods for both my babies and grandchildren was apple sauce, avocado, bananas and sweet potato. Goat milk and coconut water. A Deeper look at these six: 

-Apples are a easy choice for an infant’s first food, easy to digest and are full of nutrients. This versatile fruit may be eaten alone or added to many baby recipes. Mashed, Milled, purΓ©ed steamed, or roasted. Naturally, sweet is a treat just like the natural sugars to fuel brains in mama’s milk.  


-Avocado is one of my super foods due to the healthy fats it contains like mama’s milk does! One of my go to nutrients is all minerals like the magnesium in avocado along with many other vitamins and fiber. Loaded with L-glutathione to support and detox the liver helping digestion and short fuses. Avocado should remain on your table as a stable for a lifetime! 


-Bananas contain enzymes necessary to digest the carbohydrate. They’re also a great source of vitamin C and minerals like potassium and magnesium. 


-Coconut water according to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, coconut water is considered safe for children in general Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, carbohydrates, and amino acids. these nutrients are required for Baby’s well being and growth. 



--Sweet Potato’s naturally occurring sweetness is a sure fire favorite while providing nutrient dense vitamins and minerals spoon full by spoon full. Sweet potato contains many minerals and vitamins including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, vitamin K,C, E, K, B1 to B6 and B9! This helps ensure healthy metabolism as well as immune system! Anaemia is a reoccurring concern with infants. Sweet potato’s folic acid, calcium, and iron which may prevent anaemia. 


Experts say 4 to 6 months is a good age to introduce easily digested foods. Top choice to consider for tiny stomachs in need of easy to digest nutrient-dense foods include carrots, beets, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, winter squash, zucchini! And let’s not forget the Angel of fruits papaya or the King of fruits Mango! These are far more than just a sweet treat from Gaia’s pantry! They are loaded with the gut to brain connection through Enzymes! 



Protein for 6+ months 


✌️  Give Peas A Chance   ✌️ 

Pea protein is my sweet choice for plant based protein. With nine of the nine essential amino acids our bodies can’t produce, pea fits the Bill!  All proteins are a building block but these 9 must be provided in our food. 


From the legume family, peas are high in fiber, protein, and many micronutrients without the fat!  Peas are an excellent source of iron, addressing anemia in both babies and vegans! These tiny magically delicious Peas are considerably high in nutritional value.  Filled with protein and fiber as we all know they ... can cause gas. No matter my Rosey ate countless bags of organic peas; as did her niece Myah decades later! As “big girls” both preferred frozen nuggets as ‘treats!’As with any new food, do not forget to go by the 3 day wait rule for babies. ☮️ peas out y’all ☮️


For protein my babies loved egg yolks which I feed them due to the brain nutrient choline as well as easy to digest! I’d gently poach in mostly in my homemade Ghee butter but coconut oil is good too for ease’s sake. 


Organic Grass Fed yogurt is a great first dairy choice, because it’s pre-digested so it’s easier to consume. A well-balanced food with healthy fat, protein, and milk sugar to nourish baby. Probiotics promote colonization of beneficial bacteria in your babies gut! In my writing I refer to this flora or biome as “the good guys.” 



In my 44 years in service as a herbalist I teach probiotics as my number one nutrient! Before humanity ‘plugged in’ refrigeration mankind ate fermented foods at every meal! Probiotic literally translates in etymology to 

Pro = for  and Biotic = Life!!          


In my personal life, teaching and writing translates to the fact that probiotics should be and are for Life. Call it what you will biome, probiotic or Flora; we must cultivate this internal garden! 

 

Grass fed yogurts ensure the sunshine vitamin D3 and of course calcium and phosphorus. Back in the day I had to make my own (A gallon at a time lol) for my hOMemade kefir and Yogourt wasn’t just for baby’s food! Fast forward in today’s ways, you have many easy wonderful choices. 


6+ months of age progress from purΓ©es to lumpier textures 

This could include: 


-pureed soft vegetables such as pumpkin and sweet potato

But now it’s time to expand With the likes of green beans, squash especially in winter and broccoli


-minced or finely shredded cooked meat, chicken 

-cooked and mashed fruit


-soft raw fruit such as melon which should be eaten all by themselves 


-Gluten free pasta or noodles 


-pureed or mashed cooked legumes (black or white beans, chickpeas, edamame,  black-eyed peas, lentils, Dahl 


-porridge of oats, rice and buckwheat Regarding red meat keep in mind that breast milk is low in iron so organic pasture raised meat are a great option providing zinc, B12, iron Along with the proteins a building block! 


A couple of helpful hints to consider: 

-talk to your pediatrician if you have a family history of any allergies Or see reactions. 

-introduce new foods a couple of spoonfuls at a sitting to ensure no adverse reactions. 

-introduce new foods one at a time. 

-observe 3 day period after new food is introduced 

-daily prayers of gratitude for every  day that passes where needs are met and for those with special needs and their ability to find their solutions 

-Stay Calm and carry on and on and om!! For thousands of years mothers and grandmothers before you were able to meet their babies needs. ♥️


It’s thyme to Return to what my 44 years of service as a Herbalist and in my books Calls Om Medicine or Original Medicine! For decades we’ve called this alternative medicine when in fact for tens of thousands of years this is how those that walked before us cared for them selves and their loved ones! We must Stay Calm and Carry on and on and om πŸ™ ...  “🎢and we’ve got to get ourselves back to to the garden “🎢 ... 


The Power of Weee calls this 

“A Return to Original Medicine!”πŸ™ May Blessing shower upon you and yours πŸ™  For a deeper dive into my insights go to bottom of page with red arrow for more on subjects ie: hOMe made baby food was my previous blog. 


-and/or- check out my life’s work: 

This link to services of 44 years: 


Below link to my Books : 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1545419493/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i4


Stay tuned in + turned on for my new series on #eatfoodgrowfood 

             πŸ πŸ Bee Well  πŸπŸ


Wednesday, May 11, 2022

A Happy Baby Food Grinder


For Instant BABY FOOD ON DEMAND: A Happy Baby Food Grinder ensures no shortages! This vintage Mama Bird now a Yia Yia wants to encourage and school you that a return to the old ways ensures well being! Let food be your medicine by grinding your family meals for the wee one. 

As an herbalist of 44 years you can well imagine me as a new mama bird 42 years ago! Helping our  in-laws, we were living in the land of Oz (Kansas) for a year...coming from San Francisco it was a mind bender.  My mother-in-law ended up gasping as she saw me chewing meat for my 18 month old baby boy at a 4th of July picnic. I wasn’t surprised for she really didn’t like breast feeding either. I knew for grace’s sake I needed a solution! 


As a new family in a new land our budget was sever. We ate clean and healthy on peasant foods. Oats, lentils, beans, rice, soups, sweet potatoes, apples, eggs etc. 


The hand cranked HAPPY BABY FOOD GRINDER, is what I found in a Health Food Store we were running for the family. My son Ross was raised on the same foods we ate. If spicing things up I’d cook in stages by simply pulling out his portions ... if too spicy. 


The Happy Baby Food Grinder is a mill that lets you make your own baby food! pitch a few table scraps into the tube and hand crank it, while pushing the plunger. Baby food is magically extruded. Easy to tote, clean and it lasts a lifetime. Our children ate what we ate, no preservatives, additives etc., even before they had teeth. Talk about pinching a penny while also allowing Good Heal-thy food as your babies first real medicine! 


The ‘apple of your eye’ can now also enjoy eating wholesome home cooked meals simply by milling foods through a baby food grinder. In times of shortages, or budgets a baby food mill grinder comes to the rescue.  A mill really fits the Bill while ensuring good quality food choice fueling a happy well adjusted healthy child. 



Seven years later Ross’ sister Rose ate the same way using the same baby food grinder. Because the hand held grinder grater was made of metal, The same grinder actually lasted for several decades used for things like mashing fruit for my birthday straw berry short cake. Happily, Baby food grinders are available everywhere. 



A note about weaning! My ‘Kids’ both had Goat milk for weaning. goat milk has higher Protein levels than most formulas. Goat milk is much easier to digest and then cow milk and therefore easier on Digestion. It resembles human milk better than cow milk. Goat milk comes in convenient powder form as well making it perfect for storage. In times of shortages. Loaded with minerals like calcium, sodium, phosphorus and potassium; it was a shoe in for my ‘kids!’ And that’s not an Ewe! ;) 


Stay tuned in Mama’s!  I will expand in a follow up post with some helpful thoughts, later this week on baby’s first morsels guidelines to consider! 


A couple of helpful hints to consider: 

-talk to your pediatrician if you have a family history of any allergies Or see reactions. 

 - introduce new foods in a couple of spoonfuls to ensure no adverse reactions.

 -introduce new foods one at a time. 

-observe 3 day period after new food is introduced 

-daily prayers of gratitude for every  day that passes where needs are met and for those with special needs and their ability to find their solutions


-Stay Calm and carry on and on and om!! For thousands of years mothers and grandmothers before you were able to meet their babies needs. ♥️


It’s thyme to Return to what my 44 years of dedicated service as a Herbalist and in my books Calls Om Medicine or Original Medicine! For decades we’ve called this alternative medicine when in fact for tens of thousands of years this is how those that walked before us cared for them selves and their loved ones! We must Stay Calm and Carry on and on and omπŸ™ πŸŽΆ“ ... “and we’ve got to get ourselves back to to the garden “ πŸŽΆ


This is what the ‘Power of Weee’ calls  

 “A Return to Original Medicine!”


For more of my insights continue reading these blogs at bottom of page or go to my links are provided below! For a deeper dive into my insights continue reading these blogs at bottom of page with red arrow ie my last post provided a baby food list to consider 


Stay tuned in and turned on for my up coming series on #eatfoodgrowfood! 


-and/or- check out my life’s work: 


This link to my services of 44 years: 

Contact me 


Below link to my Books : 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1545419493/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i4





Friday, May 6, 2022

Thyme To Rely on God given Immune System


Thyme To Rely on your Immune System! A Teachable Moment ...The Old adage “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure“ really rings true today! Here’s a few of My favorite immune builders and anti-viral protection, that may be helpful! Gaia’s pantry offers so, sow many choices for you to consider; choosing, using and rotating what rings true for you and yours as mother earth’s original medicine!
And of course these suggestions do not replace a doctor if needed. 
Daily Probiotic 
Alpha lipoid acid 
Colloidal Silver shield Liq 
elderberry Dfense
VSC 100 cap and TCM
citrus bioflavonoids + vit C
A + D
Astragalus 
Colostrum 
defense Maintance 
Garlic
Green tea
Goldenseal
Goldenseal liquid
Bronchial formula
D3 
Hista block
L-glutathione 
Licorice
Moringa
Olive leaf
Pau D’Arco
Protease enzyme
Selenium
Vitamin E w/Selenium 
Zinc
CBD with Cavinol and no THC 

Essential oils for forty years I say “if it was good for baby Jesus it’s most likely good for you. “
frankincense  oil displays strong immunostimulant activity.

Myrrh’s main effects may be Anti-inflammatory and antiviral.

Thyme oil
Oregano oil 
Peppermint oil
Rosemary oil
Lavender oil
Lemon oil
Eucalyptus oil 
Tea Tree oil 
Pine oil  
Cinnamon oil
Clove oil 

Blends like Essential Shield, On Guard, 
Thieves oil or any other knock off of the original medicine blend dating back to the Bubonic plaque! 

I am sharing my long-standing website link for ‘ya all as a gift in order to promote the invaluable awareness that your surest approach to exposures of any kind lies in your God given innately strong immune system!! Please enjoy and use this amazing site to help educate your choices! My favorite reads for 40 years to avoid  
“Goggle School!” Or “Goggle University” 
πŸ™ Be Well πŸ™ 


This is what the ‘Power of Weee’ calls  

 “A Return to Original Medicine!”


For a deeper dive into my insights continue reading these blogs at bottom of page with red arrow for more stay tuned in + turned on for my up coming series eatfoodgrowfood! 


It’s thyme to Return to what my 44 years of dedicated service as a Herbalist and in my books Calls Om Medicine or Original Medicine! For decades we’ve called this alternative medicine when in fact for tens of thousands of years this is how those that walked before us cared for them selves and their loved ones! We must Stay Calm and Carry on and on and omπŸ™ πŸŽΆ“ ... “and we’ve got to get ourselves back to to the garden “ πŸŽΆ


This link to my services of 44 years: 


Contact me 


Below link to my Books : 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product 


For a deeper dive into my insights continue reading these blogs at bottom of page with red arrow for more stay tuned in + turned on for my up coming series #eatfoodgrowfood 



Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Posse’s Java Extravaganza

 


Posse’s Java Extravaganza 

πŸ‘‚Listen upπŸ‘‚Why buy fair trade?Why Buy Organic! By supporting the farmer Weee help protect their land, waters and environment! 

It's been said "Coffee lovers are discerning people." I reference in my writing, how connoisseurs of wine, develop their noses and their language around the aroma and scents of their beloved grapes! This holds true for my beloved beans, coffee and cacao!

 


To put things in a mind bending perspective;  Coffee is one of the top traded commodities in the world! Think about that!


 

Growing methods have been developed to maximize production, with no regard to sustainability! 


These non-organic beans are one of the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world, in its growing process.


Then insult to inquiry; our beans are disrespected further as they are steeped with synthetic processes! 


This is on top of the fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides – all this lands in your cup to greet your new day!

 


There's a new way to start your day and it's not our mama's way! This is a ritual in our hOMe! Prepared and consumed with mindful gratitude. 



A mindful purchase of fair trade organic choices does more than keep a bad taste residue out of your octane. This is deeper than just a cup of java! 


Conventional coffee is often at the expense of environmental and human health. Not only does the environment suffer from this overload, but so do the people who live in it. 


 


Farmers are exposed to a high level of chemicals while spraying the crops and harvest handling.

 

The surrounding communities are also impacted through chemical residues in the air and leach into water supplies. 

 

These chemicals are highly toxic 

and detrimental to human health and our Mother Earth! 


What is done to the micro human family also has be applied to flora and fauna! 


As well as our home the planet Earth!



Weee all need a mindfulness of good stewardship as we borrow from the land and our children’s future with the health of our home planet! Not to mention the birds and our bees! 🐝



It all begins with your choices in your shopping cart! Support your health by buying Organic Coffee. It is high octane time we realize the power of our collective mindful choices! 


Please care enough to Educate yourself in the countless benefits of cleaner land and you. We must once and for all CARE for this planet we all share and call home! To move about As If we are good Stewards borrowing the land from our next generation.  The Antioxidants contained in your morning brew is just a drop in your cup when it comes to benefits! 


Please brew with the mindfulness of    Being a good Steward which ensures

      “Good to the last drop!” 


This is what the ‘Power of Weee’ calls  

 “A Return to Original Medicine!”


For more of my insights continue reading these blogs at bottom of page or go to my links are provided below! 


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1545419493/ref=dbs_a_def_awm_bibl_vppi_i4



Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Java Extravaganza ~ RESPECT the BEAN for the "good to the last drop"



In USA TODAY an article said:

"83% of adults drink coffee!"




"More than a caffeine jolt, coffee is a $30 billion-a-year national industry, a foodie fixation, affordable luxury, with a boost of disease-fighting antioxidants."  - TODD PLITT

In my last and final writing on what some may find
as a jittery fixation on this cuppa of joe,
this is dedicated to the other 80%!

I'd be remiss if I did not address How to coax every good to the last drop out of every bean!

After burning out my expresso machine from a decade of daily pressing and tapping,

I have evolved!



Here's for your consideration!

Weee use a French press for hot cup of morning brew.

A cold brew awaits in the refrigerator for a second cup for afternoon time ceremony!



Why Use a French Press?

My French press makes the best coffee.

Coffee beans contain oils, in other words like most favorite foods the oils is where the flavor is!

Conventional brewing uses paper filters, where the oils end up being absorbed!

This leaves the flavor in the filter paper not your cup!

Also my French press allows for time for steeping.



When you get a good cup of tea, you use bulk tea that steeps for several minutes depending on the type of tea.

The same is true for coffee through a French press.
It even develops my favorite "crema."

I know it's as good as it gets when Crema is forming its foam on the top.

This creamy cream is the flavorful, aromatic, reddish-brown froth that rests on top of a well-made cup of brew.


Studies show:
Caffeine "may" reduce the risk of developing Dementia and Alzheimer’s, with the chlorogenic acid lactones and lipophilic antioxidants found which is preserved in French press coffee!


This paragraph is brought to you by, Goggle University:

"according to a study published in Journal of Agricultural + Food Chemistry.

So the double whammy of high caffeine content + the presence of important antioxidants

(that are filtered out during other brewing methods)

makes French press coffee an important ally in protecting your neurological health.

Another benefit is the existence of Methylpyridinium—a compound found in liberal amounts in coffee.

compounds can help reduce the risks of certain cancers, including oral, pharyngeal and esophageal cancers."

End google university sete/alol

CHOOSING COLD BREW 
One of the major differences between cold brew and regular coffee is their respective levels of acidity.

As a result of brewing at lower temperatures the acids found in cold brew is significantly less in acidity.

This results in a smoother, milder, almost sweeter flavor and helpful for digestibility.


As a medicine women concluding this 101 class on my favorite beans I would encourage you to look at the benefits of a daily serving of this antioxidant in a cup! (Or 2) like lowering risk of Cardiovascular diseases and heart disease.



- “Simply Cathryn”