Beginners Shopping List

Here is a list of items suggested for those just starting out or not fully SOLD OUT on the idea or those who just want to enjoy GOOD GOD FOOD and healing at the same time.

A good rule of thumb here is to find single ingredient foods with one ingredient in it.  I simplified my life now and order once a month from Azure Standards.  They only carry the best NON GMO and organic products that they can find.  I trust them with the health of my family and I.

No added ingredients, flavors, colors, preservatives etc. (So peanut butter would just have peanuts as the ONLY ingredient.  This takes a bit of getting used to but as you move along you will find products that you go to every time.

Depending on where you shop and what you buy.  Although I prefer to buy my items local, I do have to admit that I shop Costco for bulk items because I am on a budget too.

Clean 15 is non organic clean food

    • Asparagus
    • Avocado
    • Cabbage
    • Cauliflower
    • Eggplant
    • Grapefruit
    • Honeydew Melon
    • Kiwi
    • Mango
    • Onion
    • Pineapple
    • Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
    • Sweet Peas
    • Sweet Potatoes
    • Watermelon.

Other healing fruits and veggies

  • Apples (organic if possible due to pesticides)
  • Lemons

Items for Homemade Granola

Items for making 7 Healing Fudge

  • Coconut Oil (organic, unrefined if possible)
  • Nut butter (organic peanut butter, almond butter, or some other nut butter)
  • Honey (raw natural)
  •  Carob powder
  • Cinnamon (stronger the better)
  • Pure Vanilla Extract (not imitation)

Other helpful items to add to your diet

  • Apple cider vinegar (organic raw with mother)
  • Molasses
  • Olive oil
  • Turmeric Root (found fresh in some produce sections)
  • Ginger Root (found fresh in some produce sections)
  • Green tea
  • Purified Water
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Probiotics (or make your own kefir, kombucha, kimchi, sourkraut, and other ferments)

Stuff for Detox Baths

If buying meat, I try to find it grassfed organic.

Milk, I buy raw goats milk.  But even raw milk  is a good alternative.

Here is a shopping list for foods that assist with Colon Cleansing.

Here is my maintenance shopping list


End Each Night With a Detox Bath

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is the largest detox organ of our body. Once I accepted this, I started taking detox baths every night until my skin cleared up nicely.  I simply used a recommended bath I had heard about online and added some essential oils for fragrance.

My mom has used Young Living Essential oils for years for massage therapy, but I had just thought they were used for their scent alone.  I just hadn’t grasped the healing properties they hold until this year.

Before going to bed each night I would get proactive, I found that I could sleep longer if I bathed before bed.


My Nightly Routine During Intense FLARES (looking back, it would be helpful to find a basket and keep all these things handy for easy access)

  • Cinnamon and Cayenne Scrubs
  • I also found great healing in OTHER METHODS A FEW HOURS BEFORE BATHING OR BED
  • I prepared a detox drink or two to keep hydrated and lots of water, (I sometimes needed help getting these as I would be in the bath ASAP seeking relief from the pain and flaring)
  • I skin brushed for lymphatic detox
  • I gathered my detox bath ingredients, kept under the bathroom sink, a good book or anything to do while in there. (I also kept these things handy in my bathroom when I could)
  • A good towel or two and a robe

Skin Brushing is great to speed up detoxing and help the body move lymph and boost the immune system.  Basically running a dry bristle brush over the skin lightly several times in sets starting at limbs and moving slowly towards the heart.

Skin Brush Basics (Lymphatic Draining using skin brushing)

Standing in the shower just before running the bath or before bed.

  • I start on the hands and move from top of fingers to shoulders to the heart.
  • Then the palm of hands up the arms and then under the armpits then towards the heart.
  • Then repeat the other arm.  Then I go from the face to the neck and down towards the heart and cover every inch.
  • Then I move from the top of the feet up the legs around the groin and up towards the heart and repeat til every area of the legs have been brushed.
  • Then I move from the top of the feet up the legs around the groin and up towards the heart and repeat til every area of the legs have been brushed.

We have lymph nodes in several areas of our bodies and our lymphatic system is part of our immune system and it gets backed up.  There is no pump and it relies on exercise and movement in order to work and flow freely and oftentimes gets backed up and causes inflamed lymph nodes when our body is trying to fight off infections.  Skin brushing helps get thing moving freely as intended.

DETOX BATHS (I rotated these based on what I had available, I would add ingredients until I would get a reaction if I was up for it)

I was healing from ECZEMA and I found heat helped soothe the itch.  The HOTTER THE WATER, THE BETTER.  I even turned up the temperature on my water heater.  PLEASE USE CAUTION AND DO NOT BURN YOURSELF OR YOUR KIDS!!!

Here’s my nightly detox bath soak

Variation of detox bath soak

During the coarse of my healing, I would soak as much as possible.  Almost nightly, and more frequently when my eczema was flaring.  I would only use a mild soap such as goat milk soap


I followed my bath by drying completely and rubbing a mix of 1/4 cup vodka, 5 drops of thyme and 5 drops of cloves essential oils on any eczema until the itch has settled, along with any dry spots, zits, moles, and skin tags and allowing to air dry then applying a pine salve I had made onto my eczema.  I had tried it before from my mom and loved it so much that I made my own.

These are some suggestions on detoxing essential oils

More suggestions for detox baths

  • 1/4 cup epsom salt
  • 5-10 drops of essential oils (add to a soap first to disperse)

Along with Detox Baths and Diet, I applied OTHER METHODS

  • Borax and Dish Soap

I always follow end the night and begin the morning using Herbal Pine Salve

Other people use different combinations of detox baths

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • 20 Mule Team Borax
  • Epsom salt
  • Baking Soda
  • Sea salt
  • Turpentine (pure natural) Pine Spirits
  • Peroxide
  • Vodka
  • Added 5-10 drops of essential oils (add to a soap first to disperse)

Sign up with Young Living essential oils and receive discounts and begin earning points and be apart of my team.  I signed up and bought the start up kit because I wanted several of the starter pack oils and a air diffuser which sanitizes the air.

I also buy essential oils local.  But not all are created equal.  Just know the source and find as clean a product as possible.

Contact me with any questions.


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Other uses for 20 Mule Team Borax


  1. Pre Bath Skin brushing and scrubs
  3. Stay hydrated and Detox Drinks
  4. Vodka rub if still flaring (vodka with added thyme or cloves essential oils)
  5. Apply Pain Salve or Cayenne Scrub
  6. Apply Herbal Pine Salve
  7. MORE ON DETOX AND DIET (the other side of the HEALING EQUATION)

UPDATE 2019:  I am now over 2 years FREE of eczema…  I am here to help anyone who is suffering find lasting results.  I do not sell or offer a quick fix.  It is up to each person to take control of their life and eat clean, heal the gut, detox and parasite cleanse and find what works for them best.  What I share, I HONESTLY BELIEVE WILL  HELP!  GOD BLESS




Matthew 10:7-9 King James Version (KJV)

And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.  Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,

I live to please God alone. (Ranting on…)

Ever wonder why we live to please those around us, when we cannot possibly know what another is thinking and needing at a given moment?  Well you are not alone.

Ever try to make the ones in your life happy or feel loved with nothing more than frustration from failure to meet their needs?

Ever look to those you love to make you feel whole, complete, or fulfilled?  It’s a losing battle my friends.

I am here to share that God alone is the answer.  I cannot make anyone happy fulfilled or complete.  I am not supposed to please anyone, make them whole, ensure they feel loved or needed.

God alone is the ONE we must seek to please.  He alone is the ONE who can make us complete, whole and fulfilled.  All other sources and outlets are vanity.  We will only frustrate ourselves and those around us to the point of exhaustion, disatisfaction ragged and raw.

We are designed codependant.  Codependant for God.  Codependant on God.

Man is in a wretched state and we must break the chains that bind us.  We must be driven to please the ONE who created us to love.  Only this kind life is pleasing to God.  Once we FULLY grasp that we cannot please God and man at the same time and BEGIN TO keep our focus on Him alone, we can fully heal from all lifes hurts.

We cannot possibly fulfill another.  We must seek God to fulfill our every breath.


God, help me to live for YOU ALONE?

What Can I Buy? Produce on a budget.

If you have waited to jump on the organic and non-GMO wagon due to financial or other reasons, here is helpful guide to buying healthly minimally pesticide affected produce without buying all organic.

You may or may not have heard of the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen.

Also buying organic means non GMO

Non GMO does not mean safe or pesticide free.

Here is a list of fruits and veggies that you may want to avoid or purchase organic to avoid harmful pesticides and GMO’s:


  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Green beans
  • Hot peppers
  • Kale
  • Leafy greans, lettuces
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes

This is a list of safe to buy non organic.  Always wash well with vinegar to remove any potential residue.


  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
  • Sweet Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Watermelon

Hope this helps simplify produce shopping for you. Enjoy!

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Tips for vegetables maximum nutrition

Produce Shopping List

Here is a list of fruits and veggies that you may want to avoid or purchase organic to avoid harmful pesticides and GMO’s. I buy mine from Azure Standards:


  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Celery
  • Cherries
  • Corn
  • Cucumbers
  • Grapes
  • Green beans
  • Hot peppers
  • Kale
  • Leafy greans, lettuces
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Potatoes
  • Soy
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sweet Bell Peppers
  • Tomatoes

This is a list of safe to buy non organic.  Always wash well with vinegar to remove any potential residue.


  • Asparagus
  • Avocado
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Eggplant
  • Grapefruit
  • Honeydew Melon
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Onion
  • Pineapple
  • Sweet Corn (watch for GMO)
  • Sweet Peas
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Watermelon

Hope this helps simplify produce shopping for you. Enjoy!



Healing Foods


Nourishing your body with high quality whole foods Food is the best medicine that we have!  When healing from eczema it’s important to consume superfoods that will aid your body to complete …

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My name is Jill and I am a sugar-holic.

“So what? Everyone likes sugar.”

We all NEED a little sugar in our diet.  A little sugar isn’t going to hurt you.  Well, there lies the issue.  What is the BIG DEAL?

  1. EVERYONE likes sugar
  2. We think we NEED all the ‘added’ sugars.
  3. Its hardly ever just a LITTLE.
  5. There are at least 141 reasons why sugar is toxic.

Natural sugars in moderation are necessary for body functioning in a healthy and natural way.  However, many of us are at the toxic level of ADDED sugar and consume more than we should in a month, every single day.  I had to come to terms with the temporary pleasures that wreck MAJOR havoc on my health.  Not to mention the GMO’s and refining process that produce toxins.



Take the time today to treat yourself.  However, instead of sugar, swap out one of your regular choices with honey, molasses, stevia, agave or a fruit.  Be cautious here as these are still sugars and less is needed for sweetness.  Here is how sugar is ranked.

Maybe this means taking something you enjoy and giving it a makeover and substituting ingredients.  It is important to use less of the alternative sugar.


  • Try replacing your morning coffee and sugar with honey, agave, stevia, raw coconut sugar.
  • Try Lemon and molasses water instead of your soda.
  • Whip up a batch of Healing Fudge instead of a candy bar.
  • Plan ahead and make Homemade Granola
  • Choose a sugarless smoothie instead of ice cream
  • Use healthy alternatives for sugar sparingly as they are more concentrated sugars.
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Be careful not to fall into looking for sugar-free as an alternative. There are many unsafe alternatives that are as bad or worse than added sugar.

Use less sugar alternatives as they are even considered questionable by some as some healthy sugars that can kill you.

Xylotol is a natural sweetener and can poison your dog.


Commit to slowly wean off this toxic addiction in to your life.  Step into the challenge, you won’t regret it. Avoid inefficient methods and start slowly.


  • Agitation
  • Headaches
  • Bear like tendencies
  • Irritation with those around you consuming the yummy toxins
  • Divorce
  • More energy
  • Less bloating
  • Lightening of lower stomach pressure
  • Better attitude


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Uncommon Cool Mint Carob Popcorn 

Carob Nutter Nano Smoothie 


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How I Start My Day (Daily Detox Drinks)



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3 Detoxing Jump Starting Drinks ~ Updated 1/5/19

Great for kidney stone flushing and liver, kidney and gal bladder organ support.  Always use filtered water.

  • Green Tea*

Start your morning right, make a cup of green tea with lemon* and a tad of molasses* or honey*

  • Lemon Water

Add fresh squeezed lemon* to your water with

These drinks with lemon help your body pH and liver and kidney function, not to mention the many other health benefits that come along.  It will curb diabetes, heart disease and much more.  Start low and slow and add a little more each day to work into a Tbsp of apple cider vinegar*.

NOTE: Lemons are currently on the Clean 15 list and you do not have to purchase them organic unless you plan to use the peels.  Update as of 2019 they are not on the list.

Molasses*contains needed minerals many of us are lacking and honey* is healing as well.  Don’t wait for another day.  Enjoy these amazing drinks and let them go to work.


I also occasionally added the following to my regular detox drinks.

I ALWAYS PREPARED (OR had my kids help prepare) a large glass of water and one of these listed above or below available during my DETOX BATHS to stay hydrated well.

  • Bone Broth* to begin healing my gut.  This works to repair damage done by chemicals (such as glyphosate), antibiotics and medications that cause leaky gut.
  • Essiac Tea (one or two batches during my journey)
  • Cayenne* and Lemon Juice* (on occasion during a detox bath)
  • Master Tonic*

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Homemade Granola


If your like me you need a quick grab for energy throughout the day.  I make up a batch of granola for myself and kids and keep it in travel sized packaging-small mason jars.

Here’s how I make mine.

Homemade Granola

  • 3 C organic whole oatmeal
  • 1/2 Tbsp Saigon cinnamon
  • 1/2 C raw honey (approximate amount or to cover oats lightly)
  • 1-2 Tbsp black strap molasses
  • additional ingredients optional
    • raisins, nuts, chia, dried fruit, drizzles of coconut fudge to cover and blend

Combine oatmeal and cinnamon in a large bowl, slowly drizzle honey and molasses over the oats covering until well blended but not too sticky.  Bake on a cookie sheet at low temp for 10-15 minutes or until desired crunch or chewy.  Add additional ingredients to cooled oats and store in a sealed container in fridge or cupboard.  Lasts 2-6 weeks.


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My Testimony

I have discovered the natural way to improve my life.  It’s far too good to keep to myself. This is for all my friends and family who are curious about my new lifestyle changes and all those others who would like to learn what has worked for me.

Some of us grow up hearing, ‘it’s all about our diet and exercise.’ Well, if you are like me, you may think, ‘I do not need to diet’, or , ‘I eat pretty healthy.’  This is the thinking that has gotten me into a bit of trouble.  Maybe you have trouble losing weight, feel sluggish, losing momentum or plain just don’t ever feel good.  You may be on your own healing path and have tips to share.  You’re in the right place.

Well, diet and exercise is a broad and overused term. I will attempt to break it down and explain exactly what that means to me today…

About Me – My Diet

I am a 36 year old, mother of five children and 110 pounds on a heavy day.  I grew up in Utah, eating the average American diet of cold cereals, malt o meal, oatmeal, eggs, french toast, pancakes, waffles all smothered in margarine and imitation maple syrup and toast with margarine for breakfast’s. Macaroni and cheese, ramen noodles, school lunches and fast foods once or twice a month for lunches.  I enjoyed a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables for snacks and home cooked dinners (mostly out of a can of coarse).  I drank a cup or two of milk daily and a juice on occasion.  We had six kids in the family so the fresh food went quickly.

My Toxic History Turned Testimony

I recreationally used drugs and alcohol and tobacco as a teenager, but I quickly turned my life around upon getting pregnant, and turning my life over to God and being forgiven by the blood shed by Jesus Christ for all my sins. I married at 17 and began my family.

My Struggle With Eczema and Skin

I have always been fairly healthy, but occasionally I had suffered from dry skin and cracking, some athletes feet, eczema and warts.  These skin issues went dormant mostly after my teen years of partying. (I will share my conclusion on this in a later post)

My Home Cooking

As a mom, I loved to cook mostly from scratch and use family recipes, I made homemade pies like my dad and my mom’s no bake cheesecake for Christmas and Thanksgiving. I enjoy creating new and healthy snacks, rice krispie treats, cookies of all kinds (with what I thought was a healthy twist.)  I also enjoyed homemade pancakes smothered in imitation syrup, whole wheat flour, oatmeal raisin cookies with nuts, I served my family crepes weekly (white flour, egg, milk, a thin pancake smothered in margarine and powdered sugar).

My Food Toxins

Basically I ate a good balance of good and healthy foods and plenty of bad foods, a ton of candy, sugar, brown sugar, corn syrup and other toxins for over 30 years. You get the picture.

All in all, I seemed pretty healthy most of the time. I did start to feel sluggish, low energy, and had a complete lack of motivation or ability to keep up with my kids the past 10 years or so, but this is normal right?

So I thought…


This is only the beginning of amazing things to come.

Thanks for coming along for my journey

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The Trials and Errors of My Healing Journey

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Here is the basics to my Journey of healing.

Remedies in the order that I have tried and the results I got (a work in progress)


Dr recommendations prescribed and over the counter yeast and fungal creams, steroids and more.

Vodka and essential oils.

  • Thyme oil
  • Cloves or theives
  • Melaluca (Tea Tree)

Skin products

Cayenne pepper and yogurt-applied topically on my hand eczema and covered with a glove when needed

Peanut butter cinnamon and honey-combined as a scrub.  Apply over eczema and scrub.  Let sit scrape off and wash with non toxic soap.

Detox baths

Vinegar and borax-detox bath with added essential oils such as, thieves, cloves, rosemary, lavender.  To avoid oil burns mix with a small amount of castile soap and run under bath water to disperse evenly.

Cloves-tincture internal (NOT ESSENTIAL OIL) and topically

Garlic and olive oil (Topical and internal)

Borax and peroxide-bath with oils as well

Thymol – benefect botanical disinfectant


Bone broth

30 Day Faith Detox.  (I made it to day 10)

Diet changes

Avoid Sugar, Wheat and Dairy

Cleansing Detox and Support

Parasite cleanse (Only begin after bowels and liver have been cleansed and/or regular and functioning well)

  • Wormwood, blackwalnut and cloves (Start low dose and move up)
  • Diatomaceous Earth (very small amounts-Drinking plenty of water)
  • Papaya seeds
  • Pinapple juice
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Cayenne (Build up a tolerance for the heat)
  • Cinnamon (Mild)
  • Activated Charcoal (Dehydrating)
  • Healing Honey

Graphic Images.   Parasites expelled after taking DE garlic greens apple cider vinegar lemon juice olive oil. Eczema cleared as well with coconut oil. Rubbery outer and smelly gooey inner

*please note that it is important to keep regular bowel movements and more than normal fluids during this healing and cleansing.  If constipated at any point, ease back a little on dosages and take steps to clear bowels and then continue

Turmeric and Ginger for support healing

Milk thistle and dandelion tea for kidney and liver support

Cleavers for diaretic cleansing

Essiac tea cancer and healing

Adrenal formula for detox support to keep immune system detox flow

Lemon water for liver support

Apple cider vinegar

Coconut oil

Olive oil

Castor Oil

Immune Booster (Probiotic and Gut and Lymphatic Support)



Milk Kefir

Sour crout


2 Corinthians 1:11-13 King James Version (KJV)

Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.  For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more abundantly to you-ward.  For we write none other things unto you, that what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

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