My journey of health, wellness & balance through diet, detox, remedies, and prayer
There are some of us who struggle with chronic sickness and infections, from allergy symptoms to UTI’s and more. As you may know, infections and prescribed treatments can cause complications in pregnancy and parasite cleansing is simply not an option while pregnant or nursing.
Here is how I managed to maintain my health while PREGNANT and nursing and they are even fairly safe for kids.
I always pray to God for direction and listen to my body to do what feels right for me. This is not medically referenced but simply from my own experience. I did not find any complications for me. AGAIN USE CAUTION AND TRUST YOUR BODY IF YOU HAVE SIGNS OF DISTRESS.
Avoid all sugar dairy and grains as much as possible. You would do best to eliminate them completely.
Drink plenty of clean filtered water.
Try this simple home remedy. Make ahead and use often with any symptoms of illness or infections.
Be sure to keep bowels freely moving.
Detox baths at night
Shower in am if you have any signs of intestinal worms with anal itching. Worms and parasites are nocturnal.
change your panties regularly and wash or bag them immediately.
Bag directly out of dryer according to each persons items.
Thyme and thieves are a great non toxic home cleaning option that do the job well.
Get everyone involved if possible.
Treat the whole family the same, as well as add..
*NOT RECOMMENDED DURING PREGNANCY OR NURSING.
With my fifth pregnancy, I had tested positive for Group B Strep and here is how I reversed the overgrowth and was tested negative 5 days later.
Note: stress makes things worse so use this time to slow down, ask for help, pamper yourself and know you are not alone. By keeping your body clean inside and out, you will create an undesirable living environment for the infections and you will minimalize the effect it has on your body and growing baby.
Don’t forget to return to this and complete an full detox and cleanse after you wean your child and eliminate and lingering guests.
Here is an article by Dr Axe for you to reference and use after pregnancy and nursing and for the family.
READ MORE ABOUT INFECTIONS
This is not medical advice and I make no claim of safety. As always you should discuss the best options with your midwife or OB while pregnant or nursing.
Antibiotics are dangerous while pregnant and should be carefully considered. I personally will never take them again.
I have treated the flu, GBS and mastitis infections successfully and effectively with all of these treatments. REMEDIES FOR INFECTIONS
Flu- garlic, ginger, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf extract, clean eating and more. The most important thing is water.
Mastitis– raw garlic clears up my achy-ness in one day. Detox baths as stated above with Lavender essential oil and massaging the hard lumps of breast and nursing nursing nursing and rest. Or pumping and rest. Hot, wet compresses. Rice heat packs do well to keep towels hot. Two of my friends have used my healing honey with the same fast overnight results.
The most important part of all this is process is to pray to God and to listen and trust your body to tell you to ease up or stop treating.
Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
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I have been using Diatomaceous Earth for sometime now. I came across this amazing substance when I lived in Denver. We got bedbugs from a neighbor and it was horrendous. Thankfully, I had researched and found that this could be helpful. I later learned many more applications.
I have used diatomaceous earth (DE) every so often over the past 8 years. As for the past 3 years, I used DE occasionally in my smoothies occasionally for internal intestinal parasites. I found in small doses with lots of clean water, I feel really good. It really has no taste but very drying and chalk-like. I found the best and easiest way to get it in my diet. As with all parasite cleansing, I was sure that I was using the bathroom regularly and eliminating waste and eating a clean and healthy diet.
You can find it at the hardware store for external uses in the pest control sections, however for HIGH QUALITY FOOD GRADE DIATOMACEOUS EARTH, I order locally from AZURE STANDARDS.
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a natural organic material of fossilized remains of tiny, ancient aquatic organisms called diatoms. Remains of these diatoms including cell walls/shells, it easily crumbles to a fine powder, of biogenic silica.
Diatomaceous earth —- diatomite — works like a natural detox agent, helps to clean the blood, kills parasites and viruses that cause illness. It’s affordable, simple to use and safer than many store-bought detox products. Other benefits of using DE internally include reducing odors, helping reduce gas, cleansing the digestive tract, boosts liver function and absorbs toxins in the blood.
DE has Silica which works like antioxidants in high-antioxidant foods by remaining stable particles being suspended in a liquid medium, this helps it to fight free radical damage. As its broken into a colloidal form, it acts like a detoxifier for the blood while carrying an electrical charge and combines with free radicals and other harmful toxins. Silica can also neutralize the charge of free radicals enabling them to be removed from the body by sweat, urine and feces, and therefore slows oxidative damage and aging effects.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study reporting that silica helps the body to eliminate heavy metals, such as aluminum, heavy metal detox. In studies, it has been shown to have a high-aluminum-affinity and reduces aluminum availability from the human gastrointestinal tract. (1)
An article in the Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology, reports that diatomaceous earth can help kill viruses and purify drinking water. Viruses have been found to be dangerous and abundant in certain sources of drinking water, including wells, raising the prevalence of PARASITES and having a significant impact on bacteria and algae populations in the ecosystem. (2)
Tests have concluded that after filtration by DE, heavy metal and viral contaminated tap water, the DE helped absorb up to 80 percent of the viruses present, including poliovirus 1, echovirus 5 and coxsackievirus B5, which were all present in tap water even after filtration. (3)
In 2007, the Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging published a study that stated dietary benefits of silicon for bones and connective tissues. It prevents low bone mass (osteoporosis), which is considered “a silent epidemic of the 21st century.” Silica within DE helps with normal bone metabolism and joint formation, with evidence over the past 30 years suggesting there’s a positive association between dietary silicon intake and better bone mineral density. (6) Thus, DE makes a great addition to any osteoporosis diet and treatment plan. DE is naturally abrasive and has been used in many toothpastes, skin exfoliators, polishes and skin scrubs.
Parasites and overall health
The Oxford Journal of Poultry Science published a study that found DE has the potential to effectively control internal parasites. It was observed in hens that produce organically raised, free-range eggs. They studied two breeds of commercial egg-laying hens and observed that DE improved the egg laying production, quality of their eggs, and parasite control as compared to the control groups. (4)
Two groups of hens used in the study differed in their ability to resist internal parasites confirmed by examining their gastrointestinal tracts. The hens fed DE had significantly lower incidences of infections. They had fewer Capillaria FEC, slightly lower Eimeria FEC, fewer birds infected with Heterakis and significantly lower Heterakis worm infections. The Chickens that were fed DE were significantly heavier in weight, laid more eggs and consumed more feed than hens fed the control diet, plus their eggs had larger yolks and more nutrient rich.
The Food and Drug Administration states that food grade diatomaceous earth as “Generally Recognized as Safe,” which means it’s legally allowed to be added to many different types of foods, beverages and supplements. (9) Small amounts of silica are normally present in all body tissues and usually found in urine, too, so it’s well-tolerated and not known to cause many side effects. (10)
Basic steps for safely using DE as a detoxification agent and to protect bones and joints:
Directions: sprinkle or dusts lightly around the base or on the plants you need to protect from pest, do not cover the entire garden as you will kill many beneficial insects.
Directions: sprinkle or dusts lightly around the baseboards of your home or areas frequented by particular pests.
NOTE: In extreme cases and for fleas and bedbugs, sprinkle lightly on beds, furniture, shelves and anywhere else you have a problem. Also be sure to wash and bag (sprinkle DE inside the bag and bag immediately after drying) all clothing (separated by persons to easily find clothing during the time treatment is needed)
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act has classified DE as a safe substance for household use.
HOW TO USE IN AND AROUND HOMES:
Directions: sprinkle lightly in food such as grains to prevent pests.
Directions: sprinkle over a spill to absorb and sweep up and dispose of properly.
It is generally recognized as safe to use on the body or to consume, however, some people react to DE in the following way. If you have sensitive skin, eyes or nasal passages, it’s a good idea to monitor your symptoms and watch out for any strong reactions. It’s also recommended that you keep DE away from babies and small children who might be more sensitive to DE’s effects and can react to it by experiencing irritations. As with anything new, start off in small doses and listen to your body. ALWAYS DRINK PLENTY OF FILTERED WATER..
No long term health effects have been observed in external application on animals and no reporductive effects have been found in rats with high doses for six months
DO NOT INHALE: USE A MASK
The National Pesticide Information Center states evidence that inhaling a very small amount of crystalline silicon over time (the kind used in small quantities in some types of diatomaceous earth, especially pesticides) might contribute to the following, however, the risk is low considering the vast majority of diatomaceous earth used in products for human consumption is amorphous, not crystalline silicon.
ALWAYS USE CAUTION WITH CHILDREN, WHILE PREGNANT OR NURSING. Do your own research and start on a low dose and slowly.
Fire cider, or Master Tonic, is a time tested remedy, used traditionally as an anti-microbial, decongestant, and circulatory herbs and spices.
A very potent antibiotic.
It can be taken daily to support the immune system, stimulate digestion, and warm you up on cold days so it make a great winter immune booster. Use daily, just gargle and swallow 1 TBSP of fire cider every day with a meal. It works best undiluted, but the first couple of times using, you may want to have a glass of filtered water available to chase it with.
It can be taken for combating a cold or infection by using 1 TBSP of the tonic 5-6 times a day.
Other ways that I have used Fire Cider is added to my vegetable juice, added to food in recipes especially good on quinoa dishes, or I have used as dressing on my salads with a little olive oil.
Once fermented, I strain and sautée some of the strained pulp with shredded carrots, cabbage, broccoli, and fresh herb stir-fry and add to spring rolls.
The main ingredients:
Add diced ingredients together in a large mason jar and cover with apple cider vinegar and place in a cool dark place for about a month but can be used after about a week or less if needed.
I have mine in the fridge now and still have used it after sitting for a year. I did not strain my batch completely and I add vinegar to it when low on liquid.
CAUTION: The end result is potent and hot, I NEVER use on an empty stomach, and I start with a teaspoon for the first few times.
It is considered by this Author to be safe for pregnant women and children, in small doses as it can be quite strong, as ingredients are all-natural and contain no toxins.
Along my journey, I learned of Essiac Tea, this blend of 4 different herbs are believed to fight cancer, improve immunity, increase detoxification and decrease inflammation. I felt led to try it and took about 8-12 cups of this amazing tea. I bought mine locally as a dry herb combo, but you could purchase these individually and combine and steep. I will find my recipe and recommended dose and update it asap (please reach out to me if you get to it before I get to this and I will locate it for you quicker)
These primary ingredients are:
In the beginning of my journey, I decided to remove dairy from my diet. I had always heard of the amazing benefits of local RAW milk and then Raw Goat Milk came to mind as well. I began getting local raw goat milk from another town, but driving there weekly was a challenge and keeping my family supplied was difficult.
This past year, I was blessed with the opportunity to care for and milk an amazing milker and friend. This is Mama Molly and her daughter, Peaches.
If you have never tried fresh clean Nubian goats milk, you are really missing out. It is rich and creamy and very sweet.
I made milk kefir with my raw milk and this is great for probiotics.
Put this on your list of things to do for your health…
To Do List
- Get a dairy goat
- Milk a dairy goat
- Make your own probiotic kefir
23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
27 And thou shalt have goats’ milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Goat milk also makes an amazing gentle soap and I used it as I was healing from Eczema as well. The kids and I have been making and selling it. Feel free to check us out and like Watts Kids Market on Facebook
Make your own all natural soap with simple ingredients found at Azure Standards or Amazon
http://www.burrfamilyfarm.com is a good source of local raw goat milk in Lehi, Utah.
I stock my pantry and veggies once a month with Azure Standards
“These are JUST SO satisfying.”
“The peppermint tingle stays in your throat while the chocolate goes down.”
“This is some DANK chocolate.”
And guess what? it is healthy!
My Daughter just loves to bake. She is always asking me to help her come up with recipes we can eat. Here is one we made by altering a few ingredients. Here are the results. YUMMY COOKIES.
In a saucepan combine:
Bring ingredients to a boil and boil for 1 min. Do NOT OVERCOOK.
Remove from heat and ADD:
Refrigerate or freeze if desired. Do not look the other way or they will be devoured by anyone around.
I can blend up some pecan and dates into a crust in my Vitamix and press into a pie plate and toss some strawberries inside and sprinkle cinnamon on and chill or freeze in 15 to 30 mins.
Mix in a Vitamix and press into pie place
Plan, prepare, and party….
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We have come a long ways since my first sugar free Thanksgiving
Other fun recipes
Order Uncommon Carob bars or Uncommon carob chips from Azure Standards
*Caution: Too much cinnamon may affect milk supply
Springtime means renewed life, new birth and a season full of naturally occurring cleansing herbs. A time you can find cleavers in the fields, nettles, clover, dandelions and more.
David DeHaas shares more about gentle ways of detox for our kids with at the Health Symposium.
This is a good time for cleansing and detoxing. Our bodies are amazing and designed by God to heal and regenerate cells. It is a great thing considering the toxic world around us.
Kris Wear of World Of Nutrition in Nampa, Idaho shares her knowledge on detoxing.
Water may contain
And I am talking about TAP water, most drinking water is just not safe. FIND OUT ABOUT YOURS HERE.
This was taken by someone visiting a water treatment facility. This is the FLOURIDE that is added to our tap water FOR OUR HEALTH.
Toxins in the are come from
Mosquito spray is more and more common and a key player to sickness and disease. Click HERE to to learn more and LOCATE your local abatement department and get your location on the do not spray list.
See the food banned in countries except the USA.
In the article HERE, Dr Mercola shares common foods that contain dyes.
“Boxed Mac & Cheese, cheddar flavored crackers, Jell-O and many kids’ cereals contain red 40, yellow 5, yellow 6 and/or blue 2, the most popularly-used dyes in the United States. Research has shown this rainbow of additives can cause behavioral problems as well as cancer, birth defects and other health problems in laboratory animals. Red 40 and yellow 6 are also suspected of causing an allergy-like hypersensitivity reaction in children. The Center for Science in the Public Interest reports that some dyes are also “contaminated with known carcinogens.”
Our skin is the largest organ of our body and is responsible for detoxing. When we put on toxic chemicals daily, our skin absorbs these and distributed them to all our major organs in seconds.
chemicals make-up can be harmful
Basic Instructions GUIDE to detox
MY TOP 10 article
As part of my journey, I have become hypersensitive to the many toxins in my daily life that are mentioned above. Follow the links to find out how I have detoxed and changes I have made to avoid them.
As you can see there is a HUGE list. Meaning that your overall quality of life will slowly improve as you chip away at your list and start replacing your daily items and simplify your life. I found that most of my list can easily be done away with and replaced with just a few items.
Here is my new go to BASIC HOUSEHOLD NEEDS LIST (GREAT FOR THE BUDGET AS WELL)
AZURE STANDARDS prides itself with clean and healthy options for your busy life so that you do not have to. FIND OUT MORE and reach out to me if you have any questions about how to set up a drop in your area so that you can get free freight SHIPPING.
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
Step One OF PARASITE CLEANSING
1. Colon- HEAL YOUR GUT
Colon cleanse and supplements
WAYS TO CLEANSE COLON with these foods
(From simple daily maintenance food to deep cleansing)
SIMPLE – Home remedies for colon cleanse using food
SIMPLE – More ways to cleanse your colon with food
Other Colon Cleanse Products
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/038680_colon_cleansing_foods_apple_cider_vinegar.html#ixzz4YtlE1OSy
SIMPLE – Easy Colon Cleansing Drink
SIMPLE – Parasite Cleansing Drink
Put together in a blender and mix. Drink a glass a day for two weeks. Followed by or switch out with other anti parasitic foods in diet and cleansing.
SIMPLE – Parasite Cleansing Products
What you need: ACCORDING TO Dr Clarke
PARASITE CLEANSING INSTRUCTIONS in and what I used
I used anti-parasitic foods such as:
I used homemade probiotic foods such as
TOPICAL REMEDIES PLAYED A KEY ROLE IN ECZEMA HEALING AS WELL
Further reading on Colon Cleansing Instructions
2. Skin as a major detox organ of the body.
NEED TO UPDATE ABOVE with https://yourhealingfoodie.com/2019/02/03/your-healing-foodie-basic-instructions