Silver Hydrosol

I had not heard of silver hydrosol, before starting the Medical Medium 28 Day Cleanse, at the beginning of my healing journey. I had heard of people consuming silver, and healing from a host of diseases. But didn’t taking silver drops turn your skin blue?

You can be sure that before taking silver hydrosol, I did my research. Here is what I discovered.

Silver Hydrosol

Silver has been used since ancient times, to prevent the growth of bacteria, algae and other organisms, and to fight infections and diseases. It used to be a common practice to drop a silver coin into a container of milk, back before refrigerators existed, to prevent bacteria from contaminating it. Silver served as a natural antibiotic until the 1940s, and then fell out of use with the arrival of modern antibiotics.

Silver hydrosol, which consists of tiny drops of pure silver suspended in pure water, is making a comeback, and for good reasons. While modern antibiotics have surely saved countless lives, they have also created antibiotic resistant viruses and bacteria. Silver hydrosol suffocates bacteria and viruses, effectively killing them without allowing them to mutate into “superbugs”.

Silver Hydrosol

Silver hydrosol is antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral. It is effective in killing Epstein Barr, shingles and herpetic viruses. The drops can be applied topically to cleanse and soothe skin wounds and irritations and prevent infections. Silver hydrosol can also be used to treat thrush, warts, eczema and psoriasis. It can be used in the ears for fungal, viral and bacterial infections or dropped into the eyes to heal pink eye.

Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, silver hydrosol calms inflammation on the skin and throughout the body. Used as a spray, it clears the sinuses by eliminating infections, and can be used in a nebulizer to treat viral or bacterial pneumonia. Silver hydrosol is effective against colds and flus as well. And, it powerfully boosts the immune system.

Silver hydrosol comes in liquid form, and it is used topically or consumed by placing a dropper full under the tongue. It has a slight metallic taste that is very mild. This product WILL NOT turn the skin blue. That only happens when inferior silver products are taken at extremely high dosages. The recommended dosage is 1 – 6 full droppers under the tongue, for 14 consecutive days.

I first tried silver hydrosol after reading the recommendation in the book Medical Medium. The chapter on the Epstein Barr virus lists it as a supplement that kills EBV on contact and lowers the viral load in the body. As I was fighting shingles as well, I was willing to try it, especially after my research revealed how beneficial silver is. My shingles cleared up quickly, which brought relief from years of pain and inflammation.

With no concerns about my skin turning blue, I include silver hydrosol in my supplement regiment every few months, taking it for 14 days to kill off any new viruses, bacteria or unwanted microbes that have invaded my body. I feel good knowing that this natural product won’t create antibiotic resistant mutations that can do great harm.

Silver Hydrosol

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Celebrating Two Years on a Plant Based Lifestyle

Two years ago this month, I embarked on a healing journey that has completely transformed my life. Here is a recap on the healing that occurred during year one, and an update with the continued healing that has taken place in the last 12 months.

Two Years Plant Based

My healing journey began with a desperate prayer for help. After suffering with chronic sciatica and pain in my legs for 20 years, after a car accident, my left leg deteriorated, requiring me to walk with a cane. The pain and the tightness in leg joints and muscles continued to worsen. I struggled to walk at all, or sleep, or even straighten out my legs. A wheelchair seemed inevitable.

I asked the Divine for help and help arrived the next day, via an article by Anthony William, the Medical Medium. He wrote that a traumatic incident, such as a car accident, could create pain that does not heal. His words described me and my condition. Thankfully, he offered hope. I ordered Anthony’s books, and immediately began a 28 day healing cleanse, eating raw fruits and vegetables. I saw such remarkable improvements after 28 days that I adopted a plant based lifestyle and never looked back.

Two Years Plant Based

I avoided meat, eggs, dairy, sugar, gluten, soy, corn (unless non GMO) and canola oil. And I ate fruits, vegetables, brown rice, legumes, nuts and seeds. The problem, I discovered from Anthony, was that the viruses I’d had in my body…some since childhood…were wreaking havoc. The shingles virus was the culprit that attacked my sciatic nerves. Epstein Barr and strep had infected my liver and thyroid, and other organs and body systems. My action plan was two fold: eliminate the viruses by avoiding the foods that feed them and support my immune system with healthy, wholesome food.

It worked. In the first year I experienced healing of these symptoms/disorders:

sciatica • inflammation in legs & body • pain in legs • high blood pressure • irritable bowel syndrome • sensitive gut • severe acid reflux • indigestion • rashes & hives • tinnitus • gall bladder inflammation • headaches • sinus problems • seasonal allergies • joint pain • nerve pain • insomnia • heart palpitations

I also dropped excess weight.

Two Years Plant Based

Two Years Plant Based

With such amazing changes in my health, I chose to remain plant based. Returning to my old way of eating would mean a return to my old way of feeling unwell. I’m not willing to sacrifice my health, ever again.

My mainstays this past year, as my healing journey continues, are celery juice first thing in the morning, followed by a fruit smoothie. At least 3-5 times a week, that breakfast smoothie is a heavy metals detox blend of wild blueberries, bananas, Hawaiian spirulina, cilantro, Atlantic dulse, chaga mushroom powder, barley grass juice powder, aloe vera gel and hemp seeds. I love fruits and veggies, and add brown rice, legumes, nuts and seeds to round out my diet. I sip on lemon or lime water, ginger water, juices and herbal teas.

My meals are simple and beautiful, and full of health boosting nutrients. I rarely eat out, preferring to prepare meals at home. A desire that I expressed, to cook more, is being fulfilled with this lifestyle.

In the past 12 months, my health has continued to improve. I’ve experienced healing of these symptoms/disorders:

frozen sacroiliac joint • floaters in both eyes • discoloration on fingernails and toenails • ocular migraines • chronic dehydration • menopause symptoms such as flushing, night sweats, hot flashes • fluid on left knee • mouth sores • tingling and numbness in feet and hands • overactive thyroid • toxic liver • neck pain and stiffness greatly reduced (my neck vertebrae are so messed up from the car accident that X-rays freak out doctors…but my neck doesn’t hurt like it once did)

Two Years Plant Based

My skin is clear and healthy. My hair texture has improved, and although it’s hard to tell in photos, as my silver hair reflects more light, I swear my hair is darkening up. I have more dark strands of hairs growing in, than I did a year ago. My legs feel so incredibly good that they amaze me every day. I continue to see improvements in flexibility and strength in both legs. I am energetic, have mental clarity and operate at a high vibrational frequency.

I’ve come to understand how marvelously and wonderfully made my body truly is. It is a finely tuned sensor, that lets me know if I need the nutrients in a certain food, or if I accidentally ingest something I shouldn’t. I trust my body. I listen to it. I respect it. And, I nourish it and care for it like I never have before. And I’m mindful of what I put on my skin and in my home. I’ve been eliminating chemicals and toxins by switching to natural cleaning, laundry and bath products.

To celebrate my two year anniversary, I climbed into my favorite tree…the redbud in my front yard, something I couldn’t do two years ago. This tree survived the Joplin tornado in 2011, when thousands of trees perished. My redbud twisted and lost branches and now bears scars…but its deep roots held. I’ve survived my own storm, one that lasted many years. I twisted, parts of me broke, and I bear scars as well, however, I am strong and determined, and healing continues.

This exciting journey is ongoing with health and wellbeing my priorities. It’s onward and upward from here.

Two Years Plant Based

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Ginger

Ginger is one of those foods that I’ve known about for some time, without fulling appreciating how it benefits me. I nibbled on the slivers of ginger included with a veggie roll. I’ve taken powdered ginger in capsule form, because I knew it was good for joint and muscle pain. I added minced ginger cautiously to stir fries, a bit fearful of the strong flavor.

So what, exactly, does ginger do for us?

Ginger

Why Add Ginger to the Diet

Anthony William writes, in Life Changing Foods, that ginger is one of the most important foods for giving us rest from a reactionary life. You know how it is. The day starts well enough, with a to-do list that looks very doable. Then the unexpected phone call comes, or an appliance breaks, or a client makes a demand…and suddenly we are in crisis mode. As each issue is handled, another one pops up.

An occasional day like this doesn’t greatly impact our health. But living in crisis mode day after day after day creates hyperactivity. Even at the end of the day, when the mind and emotions begin to calm down, the body can stay in reactive mode, creating a heightened, spastic state of being. This state leads to stress-related illnesses such as adrenal fatigue, acid reflux, sleep apnea, spastic bladder, insomnia, digestive issues, and chronic muscle pain.

Ginger is the ultimate anti-spasmodic. A cup of tea made from this herb can calm an upset stomach and relax tense muscles for up to 12 hours. Ginger acts as a tonic for the organs and muscles, telling the body to let go, all is well. Tight throat muscles, from speaking or yelling too much, or from holding in something that needs to be said, relax with the help of ginger. It also relieves tension headaches and flushes excess lactic acid from muscle tissues, into the blood stream, and out of the body.

Ginger

Ginger’s Health Benefits

Ginger’s anti-spasmodic properties come from more than 60 trace minerals, 30+ amino acids, and more than 500 enzymes and coenzymes. All of these work together to calm reactivity. Ginger is also antiviral, antibacterial and anti-parasitic. It enhances DNA reconstruction and the body’s production of vitamin B12.

Try this herb to relieve these conditions and symptoms: pancreatitis, gallstones, colds, flus, Epstein Barr virus, laryngitis, thyroid disease, inflammation, anxiety, all types of cancer, Raynauld’s syndrome, sinus and ear infections, fungal infections, hiatal hernia, indigestion, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle spasms, muscle cramps, muscle pain and muscle tightness, bloating, dizziness, congestion, back pain, pelvic pain, food sensitivities, brain fog and high cholesterol.

Ginger

Ginger Tea

The herb is available in root form, in the grocery store produce department. Store it in the refrigerator and cut off segments as needed. Use a spoon to scrape/peel ginger. It can be finely chopped or minced and added to stir fries, soups, curries and sauces. Add minced ginger to a pitcher of water and keep chilled, for a refreshing drink during the day. Or add minced or dried ginger to hot water for a spicy tea. I also run a small piece of peeled ginger through the juicer to add tangy flavor and health benefits to fruit juices.

Ginger can also be purchased in capsule form and taken as a daily supplement.

I’ve gone from being timid with ginger’s flavor and subtle heat, to using this root often in cooking, teas and flavored water. I add a teaspoon of minced ginger to 2 cups of boiling water, for a stress busting, muscle relaxing tea. (Start with half that much if it’s too spicy.) Adding a spoonful of raw organic honey and freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice creates such a fragrant and delicious hot tea. In fact, writing about this healing herb, I paused to prepare a cup of ginger tea!

Ginger

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Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

Summer heat and long sunny days create in me the desire for simple meals that don’t require cooking. It’s too warm and muggy to heat up the kitchen. I’ve been enjoying meals of watermelon or cantaloupe, leafy greens or salsas made from fresh chopped veggies. This easy cucumber and tomato salad has become one of my favorites!

Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

I didn’t use a recipe for this summer salad. Instead, I let intuition guide me, adding the ingredients my body craved.

Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

1 medium cucumber, diced

1 tomato, diced

1/4 – 1/2 red or yellow onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon fresh or dried dill

2 tablespoons rice vinegar OR fresh lime juice

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Flavors blend and improve as salad chills.

Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

My garden provides fresh cucumbers, tomatoes and dill. I’ve only needed to purchase onions from the farmer’s market or grocery store. I especially love snipping dill from my herb garden and inhaling its amazing aroma as I add it to the chopped veggies.

This salad reminds me of one my grandmother made when I was a child. The thinly sliced cucumbers and onions marinated in vinegar overnight before we enjoyed it. I limit my use of vinegar, and use rice vinegar as a healthier option, when I do use it. This salad is equally tasty made with lime juice.

Cucumber, tomato and dill salad makes a great meal on its own and also serves as an excellent side dish with other veggies, legumes or brown rice. I’m relishing this wholesome taste of summer!

Cucumber Tomato and Dill Salad

Magnesium

Magnesium plays a crucial role in the way the body functions. That info, coupled with the fact that 80 percent of the adult population is deficient in this mineral, helps us to realize that a magnesium supplement is vital to our health.

Magnesium

Magnesium is found in foods such as leafy greens, especially spinach and Swiss chard, avocados, bananas, black beans, almonds, cashews, potatoes, pumpkins seeds, melons, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. However, even on a healthy diet, a magnesium deficiency can occur. Soil depletion prevents vegetables from absorbing enough of the mineral, and antibiotics and other drugs damage the digestive tract so that magnesium can’t be properly processed by the body. In addition, the body naturally loses magnesium every day through normal bodily functions.

A magnesium deficiency can cause serious health problems, including muscle aches and spasms, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, restless legs syndrome, kidney and liver damage, neurological disorders, migraines, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, behavior and mood disorders, irregular heart beat, poor digestion, bacterial and fungal infections, other vitamin deficiencies, impotence, anxiety and sleep disorders. Since this mineral is vital for over 300 functions in the body, supplying magnesium is extremely important in maintaining health.

Magnesium

Magnesium soothes digestive issues caused by an underactive pancreas, reduces tension in and around the trigeminal nerves, preventing migraines, and reduces inflammation and calms the nerves, which prevents them from swelling and going into spasm. It also supports the muscles near damaged nerves. This mineral calms the central nervous system, and helps with the ability to think, learn, remember, read, and speak.

Magnesium balances thyroid hormone production so that the thyroid is neither under nor over producing hormones. It creates energy in the body by activating ATP, calms a racing mind, relaxes muscles and maintains an even heart rate so the body can sleep. Magnesium is important for proper bone formation, regulating calcium and potassium. And it is vital in the production of happy hormones, such as serotonin and eases anxiety.

I take one capsule daily, to maintain an adequate level of magnesium in my body and support my health. I also eat magnesium rich foods. This mineral is so important that I want to make sure my body has all it needs to function at an optimal level of health and wellbeing!

Magnesium

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