Monday, July 21, 2014

Sharing Is Caring

I had a bath.

This may seem random, or unimportant. However, quite the contrary.
It was not just any bath – it was the best bath of my life.

Let me back up here a bit. A couple weeks ago I woke up with a sore throat, swollen lymph’s, fever, congestion, and a head that felt so heavy that it could be used for bench pressing.
My sinuses were clogged, my chest didn’t feel good AND my tummy was making thunderous sounds which didn’t project an exciting future.  The next day came & went without much improvement, and on the 2nd day I was the epidimy of congested.

Throughout the day I thought of how wonderful a bath would feel in the evening – and I had a jar of gifted bath salts that I knew had something to do with “breathe easy”.

Not knowing how much of it to use, I assumed it was similar to taking an Epsom salt bath, so I dumped a good cup in there, with additional drops of my own eucalyptus & peppermint essential oils. I wanted relief.

After putting the oils & salts into the tub of running water, I left the room & closed the door to keep the warmth in the room while I gathered my drinking water, tea, tissue box, phone, and of course my laptop with “More Business Of Being Born” disc 3 of 4. =)

I come back into the bathroom with an aroma that was powerful enough to heal an army of congested soldiers.  I smiled. I smiled even bigger while slightly closing my eyes … my sight was compromised, but chest relief was here.

For the next hour I soaked in the best, comfort bringing bath ever. My sinuses, my chest … everything. I just felt amazing.

My first thought was ordering more and having a continual supply. Then I remembered the business who made this product was started by 2 moms in Tennessee. One of them has a little boy with Cystic Fibrosis. Found this on one of the news articles about them “My son, Josiah, was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth," said Bausch. "Because we know what you put on your skin is as important as what you eat, because it absorbs into your skin, we came up with 'Breathe Easy' for him especially, just to help him breathe when he's congested.

Hmmm so true. Anyways, just wanted to share. It seems there’s always somebody out there who gets hit with a bug of some sort and needs relief from congestion. Breathe Easy Sea Salt Soak is the answer!

This stuff should knock Vicks VapoRub off of anybody's congestion list. Big time.

Go. Buy it. Support some awesome Mama's. Relax. Enjoy the best bath of your life.

You're welcome.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

The last year & a half has been beyond crazy & wonderful & challenging & awesome all at the same time. Of which left little time to blog =) However – I am alive & well, and ready to blog some more.

My last post here was on the awesomeness of nebulizing all kinds of great things.  Today, I talk about a totally new topic. This is something that was brand new to me, and made me cringe when I first heard of it. My first thoughts were “are you kidding me right now?!?…” (With a super high pitched voice). However, my opinions on the topic have drastically changed as I've seen jaw dropping results that would be WRONG of me not to share with all my health buddies out there.


Don’t shriek & don’t go into cardiac arrest.  Not allowed. Not this time.

I got to a place in my health journey that made my husband & I wonder why certain aspects of my health seemed to plateau. Especially since our everyday food consumption consisted of organic, non-GMO, best-that-we-can-do type stuff. No white flour or sugar – mill our own grains, raw honey, raw cane sugar (complete sugar replacement), lots of new things made at home after discovering they were GMO (Miracle Whip for example, which now I make at home and it’s like the same, message me for the recipe :) … anyways, the point is – excellent diet, top of the line supplements & herbs, but yet not an increase in health or wellness.

My husband & I were talking about it, and he wondered … is there some sort of lining that is preventing absorption of all these nutrients? Especially since being diagnosed with CF at 3 weeks, and struggling big time with weight & malabsorption.  

He did oodles & oodles of research and we decided to try coffee enemas out. The benefits alone for the gallbladder & liver seemed to be well worth it.  According to our research, coffee enemas are not new at all. They've been around for hundreds of years. Once again we got reminded of King Solomon's words "There is nothing new under the sun".

Coffee enemas are believed, by alternative practitioners, to enhance gallbladder and liver function and, in turn, process and excrete accumulated toxins, dead cells and bile waste products from the gallbladder and liver.

Coffee enemas are effective in stimulating a complex enzyme system involved in liver detoxification (called the Glutathione S-transferase enzyme system). The activity of these enzymes decreases free radical damage and blocks the activity of potent carcinogens. This increases the body’s detoxification rate by almost 600%. Studies have shown that coffee enemas also stimulate the contraction and emptying of the gallbladder. Coffee contains choleretics, substances that increase the release of toxin-rich bile from the gallbladder. ” 
– (Taken from “Precision Healing” by Gary L. Tunsky)

Side note: Some CFers suffer from CF associated liver disease or are at risk for it. Something for people to be proactive about. 

So, we ordered organic coffee specifically for enemas, bought an enema bag ($11 - $12 at your local drug store = making it financially doable. No crazy prices involved!) and started doing 2 enemas a day – AM & PM. In the evening we followed the coffee enema up by doing a chamomile enema so that I wouldn't have an issue sleeping. We did it for 3 months, and then decreased to 1 per week or 1 every other week.

Then we began Colonics. So far I've done 3 over a period of 1 ½ months. The day following my 2nd colonic, I passed what I decided to call a “foreign object” (with a very strong French accent) … it was just under 5” long.
I sent it into the lab for testing because I wanted confirmation of what I thought it was. 3 weeks later I got a call, with the results. Drum-roll ...  It had been a long piece of mucus. In total I have passed about 18" of mucus.

Hearing that was a big time cause for celebration! It was SUCH an encouragement to me. Filled me with hope for not just myself, but for others.
At the end of the day, you can eat & drink as healthy as possible, but if you’re not digesting or absorbing it properly, it helps you virtually nothing. A lot of expensive urine & bowel movements would be more accurate terms.

Especially with a history of antibiotics, junk food or unhealthy diets – … we have stuff inside of us that’s probably been there since we were kids. Not even kidding. During colonics, some have passed things that have been in there 20+ years. Disgusting! Now you may shriek. It’s justified.

I'm all about cleansing the body and getting rid of what doesn't belong there, and enhancing the body’s ability to function the way God designed it to. This is an excellent way to do it.

Here are a few reasons why you should try an enema:

1. Reduces levels of toxicity by up to 600%. 

2. Cleans and heals the colon, improving peristalis.

3. Increases energy levels, improves mental clarity and mood.

4. Helps with depression, bad moods, sluggishness.

5. Helps eliminate parasites and candida.

6. Improves digestion, bile flow, eases bloating.

7. Detoxifies the liver and helps repair the liver.
(Taken from this website)

There is so much helpful information online – even youtube videos (not of the actual process, don’t worry) which explain the many benefits, the many testimonials, how to make & store the coffee, the different amounts one can do … et cetera. You might come across mixed opinions of which side to lay on, whether to massage your tummy or not, but it’s a totally up to you. What worked best for me was to lay on my right side.

Here’s a really good link about enemas from an awesome blogger =)

This was the protocol that worked best for me:
AM: ½ cup pre-made enema Coffee with 1 ½ cups filtered water. Heat to body temp &  go! Hold 15 minutes. Release.
PM: ½ cup pre-made enema Coffee with 1 ½ cups filtered water. Hold 15 minutes. Release and follow up with, 1 cup organic pre-made Chamomile tea with 1 cup filtered water. Again, hold 15 minutes.
Sometimes 15 minutes feels like forever. Don't feel bad if now & then you can't keep it that long. Try and breathe through it and hold as long as you possibly can. However, when you get to that point of nature calling, one must answer. =)

Side note: Avoid using a paper or cloth filter to strain coffee since some of the prime elements such as Cafestol will be lost by filtering the coffee this way.

If you don't have organic Chamomile at home & you're interested in adding this to your protocol, BulkHerbStore is a great place to get organic herbs. Click here for organic chamomile.

Now, grab a glass of juice, or water, or tea – and raise it up. 
~~To health & longevity. To defeating any and every statistic that is anti a long & healthy life.~~
{{hearing imaginary glasses clinking together}}