When Temptation Comes to Sabotage Your Healthy Efforts

Quick post here.  What can you do, if you’re trying to eat healthfully, you’ve been doing well and all of a sudden you’re in a situation where temptation is hitting and you know you’re going to have that thing, whatever it is!

In the United States, we live with excess.  We can have any candy bar, any combination of cookie or sweet – basically whenever we want.  If we don’t have it in our refrigerators or pantries, it’s a few minutes away to the nearest store.

Habits that are better and strength within those habits comes in time.  Our mind is a muscle that we can control and retrain with time!

When Temptation Comes to Sabotage Your Healthy Efforts

My suggestion is to cover it in greens.  Have a little bit of the tempting thing if you can’t resist and toss in greens.  The vitamins and minerals in raw greens will help your body do what it needs to do more efficiently get rid of the bad stuff.

If it’s a dessert then kind of hard to cover that in greens so do this.  Just take a minute to reflect on how you’ll feel 10 minutes later after eating it.  Drink a glass of water instead and go outside until the urge goes away.

You can have a life of great sleep and feeling full of energy each day by doing the steps:

Getting in fresh air

Spending time in the sun (no sunscreen)

Just eat plants because the possibilities are endless and the results are stunning!

Say no or have boundaries with people who want to be in a toxic relationship with you.

Drink lots of water.

Spend a couple of your hours everyday doing something you love to do.

Move everyday by walking and stretching, swimming, standing up and sitting down 50 times…just do something to move yourself.

Eat these green vegetables everyday.

I do all of these things every day and I now sleep like a rock and never have a need for pain medication.  This is a life you can also have, by being faithful to these steps.

I am only scratching the surface with this topic here.  Many of my other posts go into detail.  What do you think?  Please share a thought in the comments section.

Natural Remedy for Tooth Pain That Will Heal Until You Can Get to a Dentist

How To Get Rid Of Tooth Pain

In this blog post, I will talk about how to heal tooth pain in the comfort of your own home.  I write this post for you, if the idea of having to go to a dentist in a state of pain emergency makes you cringe.

You can take pain medication if you want to take it.  But please know that it works by masking the pain, by deadening the nerves that allow you to feel.  So whatever is causing the pain is still there.  The pain will come back as soon as the pain medication wears off.

What if you could clean it up and get rid of what’s causing the pain?  This can be done with time tested, proven remedies.

Clean Up the Problem and Heal

You will need four things:  water, clove oil, the most natural sea salt you can get, and an Aloe Vera plant.  You will see results with any kind of salt, but the best kind to have on hand is real sea salt.  I’m sure there’s different brands but I’m talking about something that doesn’t have added bleach or anti-caking ingredients.

If you’re interested, here’s more information about the importance of using real salt.

We need salt.  Our bodies are made up of about 70% salt water.  The salt we take in needs to be real.  Soldiers in ancient Rome were paid in salt.  People have been tortured by slowly being deprived of salt!  Salt is very important.

When you go into the hospital for just about anything, the first thing they do is hook you up to a pure saline solution.  The anti-caking ingredients that are added to common salt dehydrate us and make it so our cells can’t absorb the minerals.

So get some pure, filtered water, sea salt, and good quality clove oil.  It’s important to have these things on hand before tooth pain comes up, especially when dealing with little people and pain.  It may be difficult to find clove oil if it’s 11 o’clock at night.

Here’s What to Do

Make a salt water solution of one spoonful of salt, water, and one drop of clove oil.  I get essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.  If you have a better source of course just use it.  Swish the solution around the tooth several times a day, even every 20 minutes if you have to , until you feel relief.  Continue to do this throughout the day.  The next day continue as well, but you won’t have to repeat as frequently.  On the third day, swish out your mouth about 3 times a day.  Keep going if you need to, but by day 3 you will have major relief.

Apply the gel from a fresh Aloe Vera leaf on the part of your face that is closest to the tooth.  get as close to the site of the tooth as you can.  Repeat at least 3 times a day.  Keep th eleaf in the refrigerator for repeated use.

Take a section of the Aloe leaf and place it in a glass of water.  Refill the water as needed, leaving the leaf in the glass and drink throughout the day.

By then you can think more clearly because you won’t be in pain.  You can start planning your trip to the dentist or whatever it is you need to do.

Close up picture my husband took out on a walk

When trying to help small children, not all kids can swish water.  If they are too little, I’ve had big success with adding a few drops of clove oil to a carrier oil like olive or coconut.  Rub it into your child’s jaw while reading a book to them, and maybe try to teach them how to swish but sometimes they can just be too fussy to learn at that point.

Note: I suggested clove oil because it’s a powerful pain reliever and cleaner.  If you also have oregano oil on hand you can definitely add a drop or two of that as well.  I’m saying one drop in case you need to give this to a child.  If it’s for an adult who can handle something a little stronger, try three drops in the salt water solution.  That’s about what I would personally use myself.

What do you think?  Please share any tooth relief stories you may have in the comments section.


Keeping Clean with Plants, Clay and All Things Natural – the Hows and Whys

I’m writing this post specifically for people who want to follow the principal:  If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.  I’m also writing to help people who worry about the pollution we potentially breathe in everyday.  Please don’t worry:)

A long time ago I stopped using products and have experienced an overall healthier feeling that I can tell is specifically from this action.  Plus I learned how so, so many of them are unnecessary.

What about toothpaste, deodorant, soap, lotion – all of the personal products.  The world is spilling over with these things.  Most if not all of these needs can be handled with raw apple cider vinegar, diatomaceous earth, bentonite clay, coconut oil, shea butter.

The internet is loaded with recipes for creating your own personal care stuff with the ingredients listed above and more.  But if you don’t feel like looking all of that up, you basically add water to the first three and make a mouth rinse, toothpaste, deodorant or whatever you need. It doesn’t have to be complicated.  Just make sure you actually have these things in your home so you will be more likely to use them.

Use coconut oil, shea butter and aloe vera plants for dry skin.  Apple cider vinegar diluted with water and added to a squirt bottle gets you clean without leaving a film.

Try bentonite clay for deodorant and prepare to be amazed.  Apply as needed.  Deodorant is so bad for us.  It’s applied to the very place where toxins and dirt are trying to exit the body and then we come along and shellac a coating of chemicals to trap it in.  If you think about it like that it just doesn’t make sense to use it.  Use a clean empty spice jar or some small glass container you have around the house.  Keep some with you to use when you need it.

As far as shampoo goes, once, for six months straight I only washed my hair with an apple cider vinegar/water rinse.  I followed up with a small amount of coconut oil on the ends as needed.  It and accomplished what I was trying to accomplish, which was giving myself a complete break from chemicals.  I personally couldn’t keep it up.  I went back to using shampoo and maybe I’ll do this again if I feel the need to detox on that level again.

This reminds me, I want to try getting a few soap wort plants (Saponaria Officinalis).  You can put them in the blender with a little water and get a lathering soap that’s good for you.

It’s freeing to make up a simple concoction to get clean.  What I mean is we don’t have to get hung up on which product to choose, which one will do the best job if you understand that:

Every day your body works to push waste and dirt out through the pores of the skin.  Help by rinsing dirt away with something pure. Help your skin do what it’s designed to do.

I’ve read that cancer patients should remove all cleaning products that are toxic.  So basically this means everyone should remove these things and it’s fun anyway to just make your own.  It’s not hard and you save money.

In the summer in the town where I live, the ‘mosquito truck’ drives up and down our streets late at night spraying us with who knows what.  I cringe every time but I don’t panic.  I wish my city would spray us with neem oil instead, but until that happens I just make sure that what I use is ok to breathe in and safe.

It’s hard not to panic about the state of what we’re breathing in I know, but it leads to stress so please don’t worry.  What I do is I just quietly go about the work of making my own surroundings, and the surroundings of others who ask for my help, the best that I can.  I learn about and use the plants that are growing around me.

I don’t worry about what’s beyond my control because if I keep my kidneys and liver clean they will be able to filter out what doesn’t belong.  The more I learn about the capabilities of the human body, the more amazed I get.  Our bodies are constantly working to clean us up and we can help by not adding to the job.

That’s it for now!  What do you think and I’d love to know if anyone has a homemade shampoo recipe that actually lathers.

Cayenne Pepper – An Unsung Hero for Hearts and More


I would like to share a post that was written by Michael Tierra about the benefits of using cayenne.  Some good quality powdered cayenne should be in every home!

A spoonful of it in warm water can stop a heart attack.  It gets circulation going and so much more.

In my own family we cook with cayenne every single day.

I hope you enjoy this article.  When you’re done, please leave a comment about what you think is the best source available for cayenne powder, or any advice you may have about powdering it yourself at home.



My Story of Getting Rid of Migraine Headaches by Adding Emptiness Part 2

Hello and welcome to part 2 of my story about migraines or, how I got rid of them and kept them from returning.

This will be hard before it gets easy.  It takes will power and a kind of requirement that you wrap your brain around the work of getting rid of them in a new way. Because to get rid of them you have to change.  Usually you have to change your lifestyle.  It involves giving up a lot of bad stuff!

It’s crazy because what I’m writing about here isn’t any new method.  I’m not going to say eat Gogi berries or take this supplement and the migraines will leave, even though I do love Gogi berries.

When I was living with migraine I got so tired of quick-trip-to-health-types-of-solutions.  Adding healthy food, vitamins or supplements is not going to change things.  Fruits and vegetables are so needed, it’s true, but it’s much more about what you take out of your life than what you add.

In part one I talked about emptiness.  Once I connected emptiness and lack of pain, I couldn’t get more information fast enough.  Why was this happening?  Why was the pain lighter and less when I was empty?

I learned volumes on the subject.  Pain anywhere means that something is blocked.  That’s pretty basic.  There’s a backup in the plumbing and it’s making a mess.

It’s no different than cleaning up a mess you made around the house.  We make a mess of ourselves inside, and it simply has to be cleaned up, too.

My family and some close friends know about my journey of leaving migraines behind and the thankfulness, gratitude, and humbleness that came with recovering is the thing that got me to purchase a domain name, start this blog and actually start talking in a public format.

My desire to help other people end migraine suffering was bigger that my fear of public (online) speaking so hear I am!

My list is basically 3 categories.  There’s a lot to these three areas but I will do my best to keep it simple and organized in this post.  This method won’t be for everyone, but I believe there’s something here for everyone who suffers from regular recurring pain.  So here is it…

Clean up inside.  What does this mean?  Do a parasite cleanse.  Stop eating for a couple of days to give your digestive system a rest.  Drink tons of water.  In the first month of cleaning up,consider doing an enema every other day.

If you are just too squeamish about doing this type of cleaning and don’t mind the slow and steady route, enemas are not mandatory.  For faster results I urge you to seriously consider it, though.  More about this in a future post.

For now just please make sure that once you make the commitment to clean up, that you stop putting the kind of food in that makes the mess in the first place.

I won’t go into detail in this post either about parasite cleanses.  If it sounds completely foreign to you, look into it, try to wrap your brain around it with some research.  It’s a gross subject, but if you’re able to accept it for what it is you’ll be thankful for the knowledge.

Now, I’ll get specific about the exact location of the mess that’s causing the migraine.  Two great herbal health pioneers, Dr. John Christopher and Dr. N.W. Walker both contributed healing information worth way more than its weight in gold!  It is so worth your time to learn more about their work.  I highly recommend you get a couple of their books to get a full understanding of how colon health is so literally related to being pain free.

It turns out that all parts of the colon are related and match up, so to speak, with certain body parts.  For migraines, you have to clean up the bottom of the ascending colon, near the secum valve.  There’s a hard, encrusted mess there that needs to go.

Cleaning up this part of your anatomy is a huge part of getting the migraines to leave. Water gets everything flowing again, which brings me to the second thing in the list…

Your Water Drinking Routine. You want to drink water all day, at least a gallon.  But there’s also a specific time each day that you need to drink.  Once we fall asleep, the valves in the digestive tract open up to allow for better air flow and circulation.  The soles of our feet have receptors that close the valves in the morning once we stand up.  (Amazing, isn’t it!)  So this is the perfect opportunity to get some water right down into the colon where it needs to be.

Drink a glass of water before you stand up.  Make sure to place it on your bed side table before falling asleep for the night.  Add a couple of spoonfuls of raw apple cider vinegar or lemon for extra cleaning and to restore your stomach acid.  Work to make this a habit and you will reap the rewards.

No one wants to talk about this but here it is…you need to be having 3-5 well-formed bowel movements a day.  The water routine will help this along, in combination with your willingness to do the next step….

Only eat raw fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds.  Have cooked vegetables occasionally and every once in a great while, maybe some meat, but not when you’re first getting started with this.  No dairy, refined flours, refined salts, alcohol and sugar.  No mucus causing food since what you’re trying to do is clear the tubes, so you won’t be blocked, so you won’t have pain.

Plants are designed to clear the tubes and then you won’t be in a constipated state.

Every part of our colon is related to a specific body part.  One hundred years ago, approaching sickness from this angle/type of thinking was more common.  Obviously today it isn’t.

I will wrap it up now but there is much more to come.  What about you?  Does any of this information provide some insight?  I’d love to know what you think.  Please leave a comment so we can discuss, and if I can help in any way I’d love to do that as well.

Fasting Can Save Your Life and Help Clear up Gallstones and Tumors

Fasting just makes sense.  Your body is filled with millions of tubes, and those tubes get clogged with all of the bad stuff you eat.  When given the chance, through fasting, the body can

  • finally take a much needed break from constantly digesting food,
  • start to clear the tubes,
  • clean up the organs that filter (kidneys, liver, colon to name a few), and start doing some housework.

You won’t starve, and everything is going to be ok.  Simple fasting.  It doesn’t cost anything!  It’s free and can clear disease out of you.  But it does involve you committing to the work of it.  Read some books on the subject.  I have one that I’ll recommend at the end of this article. I think it’s important to do the research and have a full understanding of the gift you actually have, which is your health.  When facing a disease, you certainly have access to, and encouragement to take a plethora of chemical medications.  Please know that you also have access to fasting.

Fasting is something to be excited about, especially if you are really sick.  When fasting, the white blood cells can get to work fighting off mold, bacteria, and yeast.  The kidneys and gall bladder will stop holding on to the stones inside and do their part to get the mess flowing out.  The liver will start unclogging and be able to produce more interferon to go after pathogens.  You deserve to have all of these good things happen to you!

Fasting is slow and steady, and so the benefits won’t happen overnight. If you are in a diseased state, it took years for your body to get that way so be patient. Just make a start.

The book I would like to recommend to you is Fasting Can Save Your Life, by Herbert M. Shelton.  I like older books and this one was originally published in 1940, then re-written in 1978.  I think older books may not have the prettiest pictures but often have the truth and common sense without all the fluff.  From the back cover:

The popular mistaken concept is that we cannot gain strength and build resistance unless we eat. So long as this illusion persists, thousands will go to premature graves.Food and nutrition are not synonymous. You are not nourished by food you eat, but in proportion to the amount you digest and assimilate.Through the ages men and women have fasted and regained health, peace of mind and a new way of life. Preservation of life depends on a system of right living. Fasting is only one phase of this system. When it is used properly and supervised by a qualified person, ‘Fasting Can Save Your Life’.

Here is a really good review of the book:


Herbert M. Shelton wrote his best books during his mature years, after 1940. The second edition of this book dates from 1978, so the reader gets the benefit of his decades of experience supervising tens of thousands of fasters.

He covers all the obvious angles: why to fast, where and when to fast, what to expect during a fast, when and how to break a fast. The safety of fasting. Who should fast? Should children fast? Should underweight people fast? Should pregnant women fast? The difference between hunger and appetite. Then, in separate chapters, he discusses various acute and chronic conditions that can be resolved by fasting: from arthritis and asthma to gallstones and tumors. From hay fever to heart disease, and others.

There is no more reliable source of advice on fasting than Herbert M. Shelton. He makes sense, basing his arguments on logic and sound science, not on testimonials. Recommended.

I hope what was discussed here has helped you.  One final note, people usually have more success with fasting when time is scheduled for it.  You need rest, and you will need to be able to focus, especially through the first 24 hours or until the strong cravings for sugar (and all of the bad stuff!) to subside.

Happy healing!






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3 Little Known Ways to Get a Cleaner Colon

  • Diatomaceous Earth and living bentonite clay.  Consider making these sources of minerals part of your daily life for a better grip on gut health.  Most bodies are extremely deficient in magnesium.  Diatomaceous earth and living bentonite clay are excellent ways to get this in your body, whithout taking it in capsule form and worrying how it was processed or manufactured.  Just take the pure source.  I recommend Redmond Clay that has been used by people for absorbing toxins for over 1000 years.  Diatomaceous earth can gently remove dirt (toxins, call it whatever you want) from the body.  Clay removes dirt as well.  I keep both of these on hand at all times.  A paste made out of the clay also works great with insect bites and of course absorbs dirt through the skin.  There are too many benefits to ingesting Diatomaceous Earth to list, so here is some great information for you.  The fact that it gets rid of internal parasites (along with a diet of primarily fruit and vegetables) will keep me using it for life.
  • Put something fresh and green on top of everything you eat.  I am for an all raw fruit and vegetable diet.  But if this is not where you are, at least cover your food in fresh greens.  They are a powerhouse of healing vitamins and minerals.  Again, you can get your vitamins from a pure source.  So no matter what you’re eating – soup, meat and rice, pasta, – top it with lots of greens.
  • Eat less, and eat only during eight hours of the day.  Don’t eat after sundown.  Give your body a break.  This is also known as intermittent fasting.  You will sleep so much better on an empty stomach!  When your body does not have to use all its energy to process food, it can get busy with night repair, healing hormone repair, while you are sleeping.  For a better night’s sleep, go to bed hungry!  Is that last minute bite of (whatever it is) more important than sleeping well?  No!  Intermittent fasting can start you on the path to a cleaner colon.  A cleaner colon equals better nutrient absorption.

I hope these ideas offered some hope, which is the main goal I’m working to accomplish with my blog.  Please leave a comment and offer additional ideas!





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Can One Plant Heal You?


There is no denying that plants are designed to heal us.  They all have amazing properties and more and more studies keep popping up to prove this.  You could spend a lifetime studying and being in awe of what they can actually do.  They are incredible, but there is no one magic plant or pill that can heal what’s wrong with you.  Develop a healthy skeptisism when someone tells you that there is.  There are no shortcuts because the results still come from that tried and true, everyday, gentle steps forward kind of attitude!

It takes your physical and mental action to have health.  The actions are as follows:

Being passionate about something,

moving,sweating out the toxins,

getting sun,

refusing to consume anything that has side effects or chemical ingredients,

drinking fresh, pure water.

Saying no to destructive relationships, people that are negative and want to bring you down where they are.  Establish boundaries and offer what you can.  Say goodbye with love if you have to do so.

The person who can heal you is you.  Plants will help.  They can help clean up the damage that’s been done.  Feeling better is all yours but you have to choose it:)

I am excited for you as you take the steps to create your own health.

I hope this article has helped you in some way.  Please leave a comment!




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