My journey of health, wellness & balance through diet, detox, remedies, and prayer
So a lot has happened since my journey of healing has begun. This year I had a home birth with baby number 5, began small homesteading projects, and helped the kids begin a small family business, Watts Kids Market, selling mild and beneficial goat milk soap and herbal salves that have helped me along this journey.
I had a few complications while pregnant, and postpartum and here is my summary for getting through my infections SAFELY EVEN WHILE PREGNANT or BREASTFEEDING…
I had kidney stones at 15 weeks pregnant, after picking apricots, pulling weeds, and transplanting strawberries in July.
And KNOWING what may have been the trigger, antibiotic use several years ago (see #8 in linked article). IN MY CASE ANTIBIOTICS AND TAMIFLU.
Trouble for kidneys seemed to have started after I had the Swine Flu in 2010, I went along with recommended Tamiflu, with known side effects being kidney disease… LUCKY FOR ME…
Then in 2012 I came up with protein in my urine while pregnant and swollen kidneys, then I had unexplained hives just in the mornings during this pregnancy as well.
I discovered this amazing remedy by trying to use up extra ingredients I had around. I threw them altogether and let them sit a while. Then when we needed to eat extra garlic, it was easier to get the kids or myself.
I get all of this stuff at Azure Standards
I have also added
The mix will somewhat ferment.
Once finished, store in a cool dry place or refrigerate for longer keeping. I have had mine over 6 months.
Note: If using metal canning lids you may consider a piece of parchment or waxed paper to reduce rusting lid around the ring.
Take a spoonful or more as needed for any and all symptoms.
Great for illness, parasites, infections, sore throat, GBS, stomach aches, fevers, headache, pain and inflammation, cold or flu, and more.
How I have used it for Fevers
Some of the testing late in pregnancy is GBS, Group B Strep. I was advised that I would be given antibiotics during labor to prevent transferring this harmful bacteria to the baby. Well neither option was okay for me so I began to search for more natural ways to cure it and then retest… I stumbled upon wellnessmama.com and learned that it could be done by basic everyday foods and easy to do. I quickly went to work and followed the things that I had on hand and a bit more.
HERE IS WHAT I DID FOR GBS FOR 5 DAYS…
After 5 days, I went in for retesting and came back GBS negative. I would still be pressured to use antibiotics during labor if I was transported to a hospital for delivery. Thankfully, we still have a choice and can refuse any treatments without recourse in this beautiful State of Idaho, many thanks for those who diligently fight to remain FREE, HEALTH FREEDOM IDAHO.
READ MORE ON PREGNANCY REMEDIES
I delivered in early January at home to a beautiful and healthy baby boy with no GBS…
2 days later, I was full on sick with the flu due to exposure at my daughters birthday party. I kept my baby close and used my Healing Honey and recovered quickly without my son getting sick at all. Dr Brus wasn’t surprised as Breastmilk is amazing…
In July, I went to milk our goat and had flip flops on. I hadn’t planned to do any work out there so I thought I was OK to wear them. Well this sheet of 4 x 8 siding was leaning on the side of the barn and it was in the way of clearing some manure that I was going to shovel up, so I attempted to move this sheet by myself using my foot as a leverage point. I slid the sheet right over my foot and before I knew it, I had sent a large stick sliver, manure and all, into the side of my foot. I finished working and hadn’t realized just how big this SLIVER really was. I filtered the milk and then looked down to check out the damage, by this time i was having trouble walking and sat down to realize this SLIVER was large and 4 inches long.
The stick went in diagonally from the side and all the way to my big toe.
Having had trouble with the ER, I considered pulling it out myself until I realized just how big it was and that it was woven between foot bones and cartilage and move my bones each time I stepped flat.
I gathered up my kids from the farm and into the van and we drove to the ER.
It only bled what you see in the picture and I waited 30 mins to head to the ER from time of injury, 30-45 minutes of waiting to be roomed at the ER, 20 or so minutes from then for the Dr to come in and look, 20 plus minutes for them to decide what to do next and x-ray (even though you cannot see wood in an x-ray) and then 10 plus minutes to gather needed, meds, tools and supplies to remove the PLANK…
Having understanding of the dangers of antibiotics and kidney stones (point #8 in article)… I strongly refused antibiotics and the understanding of the ingredients and risk I strongly refused the tetanus shot against Dr recommendations. I also read up how others have fought off tetanus naturally
So about 2 hrs of time for bacteria to set in well…
The nice Dr. carefully removed the wood piece and was about to leave, when I asked to see what she had removed. She showed me the SMALL piece in the photo below. I had to tell her that I was sure there was more inside and that what she had pulled out was only 1/4 of what was still inside. She wasn’t so sure, but after my convincing her there was more, she agreed to cut open the other end near the toe and explore some more. She pulled another 3 inches out the other end and irrigated it and let it bleed a little.
A nurse then came in to clean and wrap it and proceeded to contaminate it and cover it tightly with wound dressing against the recommendations to avoid tetanus.
I raced out of there as fast as I could and went home to soak it in a hot detox bath.
Soaked my foot several times that day
Took natural infection fighting remedies below.
In a small foot tub I added
I applied to the foot but not over the wound
Remedies I took internally
I continued to soak and take internal remedies until signs were completely absent for a few days. It was still very painful to walk and I may have something still festering out but have not had to return to have it removed.
Drink 2-3 Tbsp 2-3 x’s a day