Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good fat, bad fat.

Back in my working days, I worked along side one gentleman who was a "weight freak". This is totally different from a "health freak" only the "weight freak" thinks he is actually the "health freak". It is sort of a problem we have here in America. You see, the weight freak wants to look good. He likes to work out. He falls for all the sensationalism of "slim down" products. He thinks that working out 2 hours a day and pounding down a protein bar and eating "low fat" is what healthy is. At all cost he wants to keep that days of yor teenage figure (not today's teenagers, mind you).

Problem: That weight freak is killing himself.

Back to my story. My co worker ate anything "low fat." He would cringe at my delicious, healthy, brought from home lunches that had butter or nuts as ingredients. Real cream, real cheese. You know. "fattening foods." I would tell him over and over that his fat free , store bought Rice Krispy treat bars would kill him, not my butter laden food. I assured him that I would retain my figure and still eat real food. I would be healthy. I would joke with him that if he kept eating all those "low fat" labeled foods in neat little containers ,with no real food ingredients ,but few calories, (run on, I know) , he would die of a brain tumor.He joked that I would die of a heart attack. That argument went on for years. It ended only because he died of a brain tumor. It was no longer a joke. Ironic, but True story. Of course, many reasons can contribute to cancer, I know that. But, I do know that diet can play a very important role just as the role of diet can fight cancer when it strikes. He fed his body continually to feed cancer cells.

Our bodies need fat. It is essential for cellular functions on every level. Fat signals to our bodies that we are full. Fats feed our brain. Fats help us to absorb vitamins and minerals. Fats help to bind histamines and get them out of our body. When you deprive your body of fat, you are doing a huge disservice to the body on a whole. However, the type of fat you need is not the fat you are going to get along with a super size portion of fries. You want the good fats. The fats that are in nuts, avocados, seeds, coconut oils, olive oils, flax seed, raw milk and butters, raw cheeses and eggs. Without them, we don't absorb important vitamins.

It is also important to get a balance of the Omega 3 and 6. Our diets today are heavily weighted on the 6 side. They are in the seeds and some nuts and in our cheaper oils, like the soybean variety. The important omega 3 oils are in fish, flax seed and walnuts. Cod Liver oil is a great source of Omega 3 and 6. If supplementing, please make sure you get a top quality brand that is mercury free. I prefer Carlson's brand. It can be purchased at most health food stores or from New Beginnings. If you are an allergy sufferer, Cod liver oil is a great way to help get the histamines out of the body.

Of course, as with everything, moderation is key. The good fat is easier to process and therefor used by the body better. If you overdo, of course you can gain weight but that is with anything. If you don't eat fat, that full feeling takes longer to come to. Fat actually signals to the brain that you are "done." Ever went on that fruit and veggie diet and could eat fruit all day and never felt full? You need it. Kids especially need it. Their brains are growing and they need fat to make it , well, fatter. A tsp. or so a day of Cod Liver oil is great for kids or try using some flax oil in your salad dressings. Avocado's are a great source of fat. Try to make a pudding out of it. My friend Terri told me about it and it is great for the little ones who don't know the difference. One avocado, some cocoa powder , a little honey or coconut sugar and blend it up. Add a little banana if you want and you have some chocolate pudding. It has the exact same texture as the real deal and my little guy thinks it is the bomb. He doesn't know he is getting brain food. He is just impressed that he is getting "choclit".

I have never, ever bought anything that says "low fat." Almost without exception, the fat has been replaced by something that should not be edible. The body knows what to do with fat, it doesn't know what to do with plastic. You are a real person, eat real food. Just eat a little less of it.

I just ate a delicious homemade biscuit with sprouted spelt and kefir topped generously with real deal butter. Yummy. Two of them. I had a scrumptious spinach salad with fruit, soaked nuts and a dressing made with coconut oil and raspberries. The "weight freak" would cringe. I devoured. I feel full. I feel healthy. My brain feels fat but I do not. Eat up. Get "fat", the real kind.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Kids drops in

New post tomorrow but for now, the kids drops just arrived at my door along with a few extra cleanses and pills. Up for grabs! Email me about getting your products and I will ship the out of towners by Wednesday.


Upcoming great posts:

Turning brown eyes green
12 step program
soaking and sprouting adventures

Excited?? Ok, maybe not but it may be worth something.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Job charts

For some reason lately, the issue of kids and chores has come up several times. My friend, Mary, sent me this little tid bit of info and testimonial. Check it out! It is totally free!

"Shari- This little site ( has changed the way we work! my 7 and 5 year old love logging on each day to see what their tasks are and how many points they earned that day. It's fun, it's simple and surprisingly our kids stay motivated!

We have customized pictures and points for each child of the rewards they are working towards such as, date with dad, movie tickets or a new toy. We have noticed less whining because our kids know what is expected of them.

We have tried everything and nothing seems to stick! Finally we have found something that we can be consistent with (because our kids reminds us) as our kids grow. If you value work and teaching your kids responsibility, as i know you do, you will LOVE!"


***Now, if only I could get my 16 year old to think this would be fun. I think I have to resort to withholding car keys at this point.

Thanks for the tip, Mary!

Monday, April 19, 2010


I am thankful for prayer. It takes over where my research books leave off. It tells me what is truth and what is made up in the world. It tells me where to go, where to look, what to do when I am stuck, when I need direction. Thank goodness I was taught this as a child. Thank goodness I know it works.

I have a problem with information overload. I read , and read, and read and read. You know, all the good stories like "The Yeast Connection", "Nourishing Traditions", "The Viscious Cycle" , "Nourishing Hope"and of course every story under the sun of autism and gut related topics. All the light , fluffy stuff. The reading leads me to research. New and better products, new research and new directions. The problem is , not everything is right for each person. Just because there is promising info about every new approach, it does not mean it is what that child needs. Frustrating.

So, a week ago I had a little late night conversation on my knees with my Heavenly Father. I am stuck. I don't know what to do with my Tate. He is doing so well and we have come so far but I don't know where to go from here. If this is as good as it gets, then I am completely happy with that but I don't think we are. We still have food allergies, leaky gut, little speech. There is more work to do. But...where to go from here. There are new things to try but I don't know if they are for him. I have read it all and researched everything I can get my hands on. Confused. I prayed, and prayed, and prayed and prayed. I was there by my self in my living room, on my knees well into the morning hours. I felt uninspired and decided to go to sleep. I woke up and the line that popped into my head was , "Let food be thy medicine." Minutes later my husband awoke. He started with the words "I feel inspired that Tate needs more food."

Hmmm. Inspiration. We feed Tate, I promise. I make it all myself. I grind the fresh gluten free grains, all organic , of course. He eats fresh fruits and veggies, smoothies and organic meats but there is more. I always believed that the Lord gave us all we need to be healed right here on this earth but we have only begun to understand how to use it properly.

Let food be thy medicine. What did that mean for my Tate? He needs more good fats. He needs more calories. I need to take the next step. The soaking , fermenting, sprouting. All the things that are time intensive but oh so necessary. I started pouring through the incredible book called "Nourishing Traditions" and it spoke to me. I needed to dive in and take it to the next level. I am there. It seemed so extreme to me before but it's funny how you can be ready at certain times for the next level of health. My son needs this. He needs more than what I am doing now. He needs to be fed on a different level.

You will be getting a lot of this info from me in the next posts I am sure. You may not at all be ready for those steps in your life. Start where ever you are. Start your mountain to climb at whatever step you are on. Just begin. Let food heal you. We should be able to get all of our nutrition from the nutrients around us and not need drugs or supplements but as a society, we are far from that. It is a sad situation we have all gotten ourselves into. We have to change it.

I soaked my muffins overnight last night, thanks to Kara Bagley's great class. (see her link to the right). They were delicious. You can check out her blog for all her great info and class schedule. She has recently taken it to the next level too and is a wealth of information.

I know I will get my Tater figured out. Because of him, I will be a better person. I will be able to share with you. I get email after email of struggles with health that moms are having with their children and themselves. It is sad. It is hard. We will all figure it out. Just get on your knees, ask for direction then go to work. No biggie, right? Ha.

From one of my early mentors, Dr. Henry G. Bieler, MD in his book "Food is your best medicine," he says:

"Nature (God), made man a generally perfect machine. But man,
through ignorance, fear and greed has thrown a monkey wrench into that machine.
Health is simple but few have it. Why? Because we do not give nature an opportunity
to reveal her story. Food, not drugs , is your best medicine."

Friday, April 16, 2010

shipment received today

The first shipment of yeast products are in so email me to set up a pick up time.
The kids drops are still on back order until the end of the month unless you were one of the lucky out of state gals. Your items will all be shipped out on Monday.

Friday Order

Just a reminder that it is order day. Any of you that wanted to get an order in for yeast products or oils, please drop me an email asap so I can get you in for this week.


****all out of state orders over $100 will be shipped for free.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Vaccines. Hmmm. I don't particularly like discussing this topic for a couple reasons: 1: vaccines are a very personal thing, everyone has an opinion. 2: whatever I say, there will be people out there who want to argue. However,this topic has been requested so regardless of what anyone will say, I am going to comment. With that in mind, if you have a dissenting view, remember that it is your point of view and you are free to relay that on your blog. Not mine. Thanks.

Vaccines came up a few times last week, ironically, because I hadn't really thought about them lately. We are past the baby stage around here. First, I got a letter from the schools saying that 6th graders are now going to be required to get a few vaccines to enter that school year. Uhg. Then , I got an email from a sweet mama, miss Abigail's mom, who had a very heart wrenching story to tell; stemming from her experience with vaccines. Right after that, I had an email asking that I please blog about vaccines again. To top it off, Miss Terri posted an article about vaccines. I guess it is time to have a little discussion on the subject.

What are my feelings? I can say that through the course of studying and reading testimonies from hundreds of parents who learned the hard way, my feelings on vaccines have changed over the years. I did give vaccines to my kids, although I did give them a little more spread out than normal. My oldest have far fewer vaccines than they now have but the last one , unfortunately, did have them all, up until his 5 year old vaccines. If I only understood them before Mr. Tate was injected....if only.
I know there has been much good come from many of these vaccines. I get that. What I don't get is why America, unlike most other countries, subjects their kids to at least 3 times as many vaccines as other countries. Why after repeated studies and requests that the vaccines are still loaded with junk. Also, why or why is there so much cover up going on even when there is overwhelming evidence that kids have been directly affected? I am sure there has lots to do with money. Lots.

You may not want to believe it. You may want to think it is all OK and just puffed up stories, but, the fact is that being in this world of Autism that I live in, I meet real moms with real stories. Real kids that were fine until the moment they received an MMR and suddenly lost all speech. Kids that are full of aluminum and mercury for no apparent reason. You never know if your child will have adverse reactions. It is a game of Russian Roulette. What I suggest is that you make vaccines a personal decision. NOT your physicians decision. Not my decision. You research, you read books like the great book from Dr. Sears on vaccines. Books that will give you options and help you understand that there are responsible ways to go about it. If we don't, we are at risk. Our babies are at risk. We are responsible and until we stand up and take control, nothing is going to change. But.....don't take my word for it. Listen to Miss. Abigails story:

"I know vaccines are a hot topic now-a-days, and they also happen to be a very emotional one for me. My intent in posting this is not to offend anyone in any way, but merely to share my story and what I have learned through my experience with my daughter's vaccinations. I haven't shared this story with more than 2 people since it happened, but a friend of mine just posted something on her blog about vaccines and she inspired me to share. Her post made me realize how I wish I would have had more information on vaccines before I made my daughter's first doctor's appointment, so I would like to share with you why I made the decision not to vaccinate my children, and to provide you with resources where to find more information on the topic if you are interested in doing your own investigating.

Abby at 12 months, a few weeks after her appointment

Abby was always very bright and had started speaking very early- at 9 months she was saying as many words as Stryder is now at 18, and she was holding full conversations at 11 months. She was incredibly curious, self motivated, and could sit in her room for 2 hours all by herself looking through her books.

Like any first-time mom, I tried really hard to be a perfect Mommy: I read books on how to be a good mom, and followed everything to a tee. I went to all her doctor appointments with a list of questions to ask. There were so many things I was worried about, and vaccinating Abby was not one of them. I had never questioned vaccinations, or even thought about the option to refuse them. After all, why would I want to? I had been vaccinated as a child, and all the parenting books I read said they could save my daughter's life if she ever comes in contact with any of those horrible diseases. After all, they are harmless, right?

After Abby's 12 month check up, everything changed. For some reason, she hadn't received all her 6 month vaccinations, so the doctor sat down with me at the appointment (with a concerned look on his face) and asked my permission to 'double her up'. I said, "Sure, they won't hurt her, right?" "Of course not," he assured me. "She might have a mild fever tonight and be cranky for the next few days, but that's completely normal." I held her little legs tightly as they administered 7 different shots and my baby cried out in pain.

We left the doctor's office around 1pm, and she seemed fine. She was her happy, talkative self. As I was preparing her snack at around 3pm, it started. She walked into the kitchen, started to whimper, and threw up. For the next hour or so I carried her around, and she would point to the kitchen sink every time she was going to be sick. I would hold her over the sink as she vomited, over and over. Then things got worse. Much worse. She rapidly became weaker and less responsive. I laid with her in my bed all night with towels underneath us, as she had become unable to lift her head or even wake up to vomit. Her fever measured in at 102. I called the doctor's office. I explained the situation to the doctor on call and said she was having a bad reaction to her vaccinations and asked what I could do. The doctor assured me that it was a "coincidence" and that there was no way her vaccines would have caused that reaction. This infuriated me.

6 1/2 Months

As mothers, many times we have to trust our instincts. Sometimes we just KNOW. In this situation, I just KNEW, and it blew me away that the doctor not only didn't draw a connection, but refused to even acknowledge the POSSIBILITY of a connection.

Abby stayed sick for 2 days, but it was when she began to feel better that I immediately knew something was wrong. She wasn't herself. She seemed 'spacey' and had lost some of her vocabulary to name the most obvious changes. I thought she would come out of it, but days passed, then weeks and she stayed in a daze. Eventually she began to learn her words again, and she became better at staying focused on stories, but I felt as though she had been knocked back several developmental months. In a way, I felt I had lost who my baby girl was.

13 Months

I knew her reactions had something to do with vaccines, but I didn't know why. After all, they were harmless, right? About 6 months later, when I was trying to decide whether to take her in for her shots at 18 months, I received my Parenting magazine in the mail. It had a story in it about a mom and her son with Autism. Her son had a similar reaction to Abby's after receiving vaccinations at his 18 month check up. However, he remained in a daze, and just grew worse and worse. The part that really caught my attention was that the doctor claimed it had nothing to do with the vaccinations, but this mom KNEW differently.

I started researching more articles and stories about kids with Autism, and I was amazed at what I found. We are told that studies prove no connection between vaccines and Autism, but the one similarity I found between all the stories was that the changes in the children became apparent within a week or two following the vaccinations, and all the mothers KNEW it was a reaction to the vaccines even though their doctors said it wasn't. If you have ever had an experience with your own 'Mother's Intuition,' you know all those mothers can't be wrong, I don't care what the scientific studies find or the doctors say.

Then I looked for books on Amazon to see what others have found. If you read the reviews, many people provide references to the best books on the subject. That's how I found this book: Vaccines: Are They Really Safe and Effective by Miller (click on the link to find it on Amazon). Neil Miller is a medical researcher who started looking into private vaccine studies when he was deciding whether or not to vaccinate his first child. I like his perspective because he is not anti-medicine or anti-drugs, and he examines each vaccine individually- the severity of the disease it prevents, how it is created, its efficacy and known side effects. Here are a few things I learned:

1. Vaccines aren't tested to determine their safety. We test baby shampoo before it is released on the market, but not vaccines?! Crazy!

2. All the major drug companies have stock holders on both the FDA's and CDC's Board of Advisors, and they frequently use the leverage to their advantage.

3. Vaccines are created in batches of millions of shots (billions of dollars in product). Sometimes certain batches of vaccines are deemed to be 'Hot Lots,' which means that unusually high incidents of 'severe reactions' have been reported (severe reaction= coma and/or death) among the children who have received the vaccination. Keep in mind that a certain number of severe reactions are expected with every batch (What? Expected?!?), but these batches have UNUSUALLY high numbers. When a batch of vaccinations is deemed to be a 'Hot Lot,' the drug company that created it is not required to notify the doctors or pull the vaccinations from the shelves. Not one of the many 'Hot Lots' reported have been pulled from the market, which means the remaining millions of shots are currently being administered to children all over the world. It also means there is no way of knowing if your child has received or will receive one of these shots.

4. Many of the vaccinations we receive are truly unnecessary, as the diseases had become virtually non-existent BEFORE the vaccines were ever created. Other vaccines (like MMR) have been created for diseases that are either easily treatable or virtually harmless and were previously known as common 'childhood' illnesses, like the Chicken Pox.

5. Drug companies themselves have found vaccines to be ineffective before the age of 2. Before the age of 2, the body's immune system is too immature to process the vaccine. That's why they have Boosters, which are also ineffective. It's amazing to read in this book the studies that have been done of outbreaks- almost all of the children who contracted the diseases had been vaccinated for them.

6. ALL of the studies that have been done that show "No connections between vaccines and Autism" were funded by the drug companies themselves. There are many private studies that DO show a connection with Autism, as well as ADHD, Cancer and SIDS.

7. When a child is injected with a vaccine, their body reacts to the 'foreign agent' in a similar way to any disease: their immune system attacks and causes a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. as their body tries to purge. Some reactions are more severe than others, and that depends on each child's genetics. One commonly reported reaction to vaccines is that the brain swells and the mylenation around the brain stem deteriorates. This is the reaction that is believed to cause changes in the brain and can lead to Autism, ADHD, and more. Swelling can occur at all different levels of severity: mild (like Abby's) up to severe. In the more severe reactions, brain swelling can cause coma and death within a few hours. How do you know how your child's body will react? Every child is different, and you don't know until it's too late.

8. I was astonished to read in this book how little we actually know about the immune system and how it functions. We are learning that the immune response begins the moment bacteria or viruses enter the body, and by the time they get to the blood stream the immune response is in it's final stages. With this knowledge, it's no wonder that people continually contract diseases they had previously been vaccinated for: by injecting dead viruses into the blood, there is no way the body can generate an effective immune response because it hasn't gone through all the steps. It's even less likely that the body will be able to fight off the disease in the future.

And my favorite...The Flu Vaccine.
9. I have to quote from Miller's book, because he explains it better than I ever could: "To understand why flu vaccines are so problematic, it is important to know how authorities try to control this unpredictable virus. Production of each new flu vaccine, to be distributed in fall, usually begins in January. Therefore, officials must guess one year in advance which mutated strains of the flu virus will circulate throughout society. If they guess right, the vaccine is thought to be about 35% effective at temporarily preventing that year's flu in the elderly. If they guess wrong, as often occurs, or the circulating strains mutate again between January and the end of the year, which is likely, the vaccine may be worthless.

For example, in 1994 flu "experts" predicted that the Shangdong, Texan, and Panama strains would be prevalent that year, thus millions of people received flu shots containing these strains. However, when winter arrived the Johannesburg and Beijing strains were circulating. In 1995, health officials modified their predictions and created a flu vaccine that contained the Texas, Johannesburg, and Beijing strains. Again, millions of people were vaccinated. However, when winter arrived, the Wuhan strain predominated. During the 1997-1998 flu season, officials once more had to admit that "the flu shot did not make a dent in flu cases because the strains included in the vaccine did not match the strains that actually circulated that year." The vaccine was 0% effective." (p. 85)
Generally, authorities know several months in advance that their vaccine won't be effective, but they frighten the public by predicting a deadly flu season to use up their costly vaccine. Another quote from Miller: "Even when there is a good match between the viral strains in a flu vaccine and that year's circulating flu virus, immunity from the shot is short-lived because antibody levels begin to decline within months, and are often low one year after vaccination. Permanent immunity to a particular strain of flu is only possible by contracting the disease naturally..."For example, in one influenza outbreak in a Minnesota nursing home, 95 % of the residents, and 72% of the staff members with direct patient contact had been vaccinated 4-8 weeks prior to the outbreak. Authorities were baffled when they learned that the viral strain isolated from the outbreaks was 'antigenically identical' to the one contained in the vaccine. In other words, the vaccine was a 'perfect' match for that year's circulating flu virus, yet it was a complete failure. Authors of the study concluded that, "despite widespread vaccination... influenza outbreaks continue to occur...""

13 Months

So basically, what I have learned from this book and others is that vaccines are not only harmful, they are ineffective in preventing the diseases we use them to prevent. There is so much information out there on this topic, and so many parents with stories like ours, and worse. If you are trying to decide whether to vaccinate your child, I recommend reading as much as you can on the subject before making that first appointment. Also, if you are like me and the information came too late, you can always look into Chelation. Chelation Therapy is the administration of chelating agenst to remove heavy metals from the body. For the most common forms of heavy metal intoxication- those involving lead, arsenic, or mercury." (From Wikipedia) It is theorized that some children's bodies have a more difficult time detoxifying themselves, and it is the buildup of these toxic metals that causes the brain to react differently than normal: ie Autism. Chelation has helped tremendously in many Autism cases and some have found that when combined with the right diet, Autism can actually be cured.

Today, Abby is doing well. She is still incredibly intelligent, does well in school and is just about perfect in every way. I still notice that she has difficulty focusing at times, but all in all, we are incredibly blessed that she has healed. Would she have been smarter had she not received the vaccines that caused her reaction? That question keeps me up at night, and I guess I will never know the answer.

P.S. If you are curious about the links that have been found between vaccines and cancer, I recommend you visit and read their Letter to Congress in the upper corner of the page. The two parents/medical professionals have found an amazing link between the Polio vaccine and brain cancer.

A friend just responded to this post on Facebook with a book recommendation: Dr. Robert Sears The Vaccine Book. Click on the title for a link to the book on Amazon. This was a book that I have had my eye on for quite some time, but have never had the chance to read. Thanks, Leeanna, for the recommendation!

Another great book that provides insight into how the Immune System works is The Sanctity of Human Blood : Vaccination is Not Immunization by Tim O'Shea. My friend Tara, who is incredibly versed in Homeopathic medicine, got me into this one, and it is an eye-opening read."

Thanks for sharing, Krista. Krista is working hard to help her daughter who has overcome so much but is still facing heavy metal issues and gut problems. She is a mother warrior.

And, if that isn't enough, you can check out Terri's post on the MMR controversy here.

Then, develop your own opinions. Until the vaccine companies start vaccinating responsibly, we are out. If you do vaccine, pick and choose the ones that are most important. Never, ever give them to even a slightly ill child or one who has been on antibiotics at all in the past few months and never give Tylenol with them. And read about each vaccine first, do we seriously need a STD shot given to our little children? Seriously. If your 10 year old gets an STD, you have a lot more to worry about than the disease itself.

There you go.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Yeast orders...

Enough posts about the yeast already but I had lots of emails. I make orders for supplements, oils and yeast cleanse products on Fridays as orders permit. If you would like a product, please let me know by then so I can get you in for that order. Many of you have ordered the yeast cleanse products but I want to strongly advise taking a probiotic with it. The reason is that once you kill off the yeast, the area where the yeast was is now an open playing field. You want to fill in that good area with the good bacteria, hence the probiotic! I recommend the Saccharomyces Boulardii as a specific probiotic for yeast. For strong cases of yeast, I would also recommend a second probiotic depending on your situation.


New post tomorrow on vaccines by request. Always controversial....vaccine Nazi's need not tune in.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Yeast cleanse shipments.

The yeast cleanse products are on their way to me and will be here by the end of the week if all goes well. However, the kids yeast drops are on backorder as their products are flying off the shelves. If you had an out of state order , you will get yours with your other products but unfortunately, all else will have to wait until the end of April. It takes 2 weeks to make more of the drops. So sorry. You can start on yourselves then move to the kids. I will keep you informed.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

We need women to be women.

This last weekend, as a member of the LDS faith, we were privileged to hear from our church leaders in a televised conference around the world. It is my favorite time of year as we are inspired and taught. This session was very particularly directed towards parents. (you can listen to talks here.) I loved them all and was inspired as I listened to be better as a parent to my sweet children.

There was one quote that I loved above all else in a talk given by Julie Beck (read here). It was a quote she gave from Eliza Snow:

“We want to be ladies in very deed, not according to the term of the word as the world judges, but fit companions of the Gods and Holy Ones. In an organized capacity we can assist each other in not only doing good but in refining ourselves, and whether few or many come forward and help to prosecute this great work, they will be those that will fill honorable positions in the Kingdom of God. . . . Women should be women and not babies that need petting and correction all the time. I know we like to be appreciated but if we do not get all the appreciation which we think is our due, what matters? We know the Lord has laid high responsibility upon us, and there is not a wish or desire that the Lord has implanted in our hearts in righteousness but will be realized, and the greatest good we can do to ourselves and each other is to refine and cultivate ourselves in everything that is good and ennobling to qualify us for those responsibilities."

I loved the line , "Women should be women, not babies that need petting and correction."

I am inspired by many emails I get, moms who want to do the very best they can for their families, who are willing to do the work....hard work to heal lives and protect their families from the world. They are a rare breed. They are searching, praying, seeking for answers. They stay up late and wake up early. They are lost in the service of their families and they don't get the recognition they deserve, but the worlds need us to be these kind of women. Women were designed to be tough, resilient, fighters. The world tries to tell us that we deserve this or that....time away, too much pampering, coddling. We all deserve a break now and then and it is necessary to maintain our sanity on occasion. However, our main mission in life as moms should be to protect and be examples to our children. The world needs us. It needs women to be inspired and I know we all have this right if we seek it form the Lord.

I am always thankful for these reminders and as always need to be a little better. If you missed any of the conference, take a moment to read some of the talks.

Let us be women. Let us not take the easy road. This world is crazy. I get so frustrated with the lies and deceit that is out there in the media today. But, there is truth if we seek it by praying and listening. Then, we take that truth and go to work. The kids will grow up and you can have your time for a little more pampering and "self." You only have a few precious years with your children. Make them count.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


I have looked into the glutamine as prompted by my great friend , Terri who has great experience with all stomach related issues. Glutamine,while it has great healing abilities can be an issue for some people . As a typical adult or child without any disease issues, glutamine should not pose a problem when taken for the brief 2 week course. At this time, I wouldn't recommend taking the glutamine while pregnant and would not give it to kids under 12, just to be safe. Keep them on the capsules or drops to be safe. Giving some Aloe Vera Juice would be a good alternative.

Just clarifying. Email with any questions.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What do you need?

I have been getting many emails about the difference in the kits and what kids should take, etc. and I have even neglected to give out some info so here is the down low:

Adults and teens are recommended to do the full cleanse for maximum benefits. It is a 14 day treatment with extra pills for maintenance. You can use the pills as long as you need, just taking a break every 3 weeks for a week to allow a rest.

Kids can just do the drops or the pills but if they have abdominal complaints, the cleanse is advocated. If you just want the drops or pills, taking glutamine can help with healing the lining of the stomach and for getting quicker results. I have neglected to tell many of you that bit of info. If you are buying a kit, you will have glutamine with that and could share with the kids. Glutamine may pose a problem for some and if so, using something like slippery elm or Aloe Vera juice may be a good option. In any case, it is advised to do the glutamine for the 2 week cleanse only, not beyond.

Although it is advisable to eat a diet that will promote a die off, ie no sugars, simple carbs, moldy cheeses, etc, the yeast cleanse will still be effective without doing so. Just a longer process. We know teens aren't going to eliminate much so the fiber part of the cleanse will help with absorbing the junk and getting it out.

Babies can take the drops, even as little as a few weeks. You can put some on their tongue then latch them on to wash it down. Very effective for thrush. Moms can also take this while nursing and it will help the baby.

As far as how far the liquid drops will go? Well, each bottle contains about enough for a 14 day treatment. It is advisable to finish the 14 days and longer if needed. Usually a difficult case of eczema will need the full treatment. So, one bottle per child is recommended.

The capsules are vegetarian for those who asked.

Hope that answers some questions.

Monday, April 5, 2010

part 2... yeast and leaky gut.

If you didn't read the prior post, "What everyone should know.", back up and read it first.

I wanted to add a little more. I don't want anyone to think that you can go from a horribly unhealthy state to a picture of health by taking a pill. Life isn't that easy. Some of you may have mild issues and taking the pill without changing your eating may be all you need to get the job done. The herbs alone are very effective. They kill the yeast and simply by doing that, many issues will be resolved. However, if you are living with multiple issues and have been suffering with symptoms for years, the yeast treatments are your first step, the very important step but definitely not the last.

What happens is that yeast can cause "leaky gut." It makes the gut permeable which allows food to actually be absorbed into the bloodstream instead of processed by the stomach. The stomach is a filter and when this is bypassed, toxins escape. When you let the situation go long enough and the yeast has caused the leaky gut, healing may take a while. You will have to change the way you eat. It will be difficult but you can heal the stomach. You can change the way foods affect you. Killing the yeast will make you feel better , no doubt. However, with systemic yeast issues that have been left untreated, total recovery will take more effort. As with all things in life.

Virtually all autoimmune diseases out there have "leaky gut" in common. The stomach is the gateway. You must stop the cycle.

If you think you are in this category what should you do? Start a yeast cleanse right away with a few different probiotics. Stay off sugar, processed foods, fruits, dairy and anything else that causes your stomach woes while treating. If you are gluten/dairy intolerant, don't eat those. If you eat what causes your inflammation, it will never become uninflamed, never. Start with a goal of a month. Notice how you feel. If you don't feel better, keep going. It may take months, it make take a year or two. You will feel relief right away just by removing the offending foods and killing the yeast. Recovery depends on how long you have had the problems. I highly recommend further reading on yeast connections so you can understand more fully what yeast is doing to your body.

Hopefully most of us just have minor issues but for some they are not so lucky. So may kids are plagued by these problems these days. If your child has chronic stomach issues and bowl problems, please pay attention. If left untreated, you may be in for a life time of issues; big issues like Chron's and Colitis to name a few. They are debilitating. You can stop it in its tracks. At the first sign of something wrong in your little ones, listen. If they don't seem right or get sick easily and fall behind in areas for their age,listen. If you notice a spaciness or loss of skills, pay attention.

If I only knew what I knew now. I wonder what I could have prevented for my Tate. I wonder how different his life would have been. All the signs were there ,I just didn't know what I was looking for then. However, what I know now will prevent so many more diseases that could have come our way. There are little things I have noticed that could turn into big things. I am amazed at what killing the yeast is doing for us. Cleaning house.

Don't ignore the signs. Do the work. Take the first step. It is never easy. You can feel better. You can heal your child. You can stop disease.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

What Everyone Should know.

I suppose I never really grew out of that 3 year old "why?" stage. I am never satisfied with a simple answer. I need to know why. I need to figure out everything from beginning to end. I am not content with "that is just how it is" or "it just happened". I want to know the ins and outs. It is exhausting.

A trip to a doctor is never simple for me. I don't
go in, take what they say as gospel and leave with a prescription; but you all know that by now. If they body is ailing, I want to know how it happened not what to do to put a band aid on it. I will never settle for the "we don't know" routine or "there aren't answers" gig. The body never gets sick or attacked just because. There is always a reason. Always. That has been my quest. My passion.

Why are so many of my friends; good moms and wives , sick, broken, exhausted, depressed, compromised in every way before they even hit 40? Why are there so many kids with problems that just never existed a few decades ago? Why is it that I can teach a class and at least half of the class comes up afterwards telling me their story of health struggles that go unanswered and of their kids who are failing to thrive? What has changed and what is the root cause?

I have asked these questions for the last several years , at least, and studied intensely in the last several months and what I have learned is something that is so very seldom discussed. I even called Dr.s offices this week
and they didn't even know how to test for it. Naturopaths will know what you are talking about most of the time and there are amazing books out there, but the mainstream world is clueless. It is time you know what may be rocking your world. I warned you that this is going to be long. But, we all need to know. We all should be searching for answers.

YEAST. CANDIDA. We all have it in our bodies. It is nothing new to the world but what is new is how it has taken o
ver our bodies. How it has destroyed. It is how we feed it, how we let it take over that we need to understand. Let's chat.

In our bodies we have the good bacteria that are the soldiers to protect us from all the bad that is around us; the toxins, the germs, the heavy metals we intake. They guard the stomach, line the intestines, keep the harmful yeast in check. However, the good soldier bacteria can be destroyed which allows the evil yeast to overtake. They are destroyed by our worlds overuse of antibiotic
s, contaminated foods, stress, hormones, steroids, etc. When the good bacteria are then taken out, the yeast can overtake the body. The yeast thrives in the body. They love sugar, carbs, cheese, processed foods. Perfect; that is America's daily dish and if we didn't have enough hormone problems of our own, let's add it to our food as well! The yeast attack the mucous lining of the body which are everywhere in the body. Mucous membranes keep the body lubricated but when yeast attacks, they go into overdrive. The yeast actually grows into tissues. They permeate and by doing so, go from the stomach to the bloodstream. They release toxins, creating a poisonous body, if you will. They cause all the mucous membranes to inflame and attack instead of protect the body. Once the yeast is allowed to flourish , it spins out of control until it is stopped.

Because the body is now attacking itself, we have autoimmune diseases created. Those auto immune diseases that Dr.'s just can't explain. Bet your doctor never checked you for yeast. Women are far more susceptible to have yeast issues as our hormones are more apt to get us i
nto trouble. Especially when pregnant.

What does yeast feel like? Many of you have had the annoying yeast infection but that is just one area. Yeast can start as a stomach issue: nausea, bloating, cramping, pain, constipation or diarrhea, colic in babies, colitis, chron's. Yeast starts here. You may start to get food sensitivities. Allergies get worse. Headaches are very common, migraines even. You can become hypoglycemic or have hypothyroidism as the endocrine system is compromised. You may get endometriosis or other reproductive disorders , bone aches, inflamed joints, coughs, asthma,stuffine
ss, sore throats. Any area of the body can be inflamed as histamines are released. Immunity is compromised.

Neurological issues may arise as the yeast toxins affect the brain. There are forgetfulness, speech problems, spaciness, vision issues, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, etc. ADD and ADHD in children, autism, developmental delays.

You can become sensitive to smells and chemicals that never bothered you before.(big one for me). The skin can be a tell tale sign; acne, rashes, itchiness, eczema.

You go to a doctor and they prescribe you with thyroid medication, depression medication, Ritalin for the kids, antibiotics for t
he cough. They never look at why the body is working against itself. It is a vicious cycle as the pills create even more havoc. I have never heard of anyone being healed from an autoimmune disease by drugs. Only masked.

The yeast must be killed. The environment in the body needs to be changed so that the good bacteria can come back in its stead and once again protect the body as it should. The good news is that there is a way to do it. It doesn't have to be expensive. It is natural. You can feel good again. They body can heal.

If you suspect a yeast issue; treat it. The body w
ill never heal if the yeast is not in check. If you have some issues, I can almost guarantee that you have troubles with yeast. The body generally is not sick if the good bacteria is doing its job and is not compromised. It will only help.

If you have access to a naturopath, ask for an O
rganic Acids Test. It will tell you if you have a yeast issue and trouble with bad bacteria, which goes hand in hand. If you don't , treat it like you do. You can try a spit test that may indicate if you have an issue. Spit in a cup of water first thing in the am before you eat or brush your teeth. Not the clearing your throat spit. Just spit and if the spit starts to string down to the bottom, it is yeasty. If it stays in a ball at the top, you usually are asymptomatic. I had three kids just tested on the Organic Acids Test and their spit help true to this test.

I firmly believe that we should all do a little yeast cleanse now and then. The more I learn about yeast, the more I am understanding the link between almost everything under the sun, even acne, fertility problems and weight gain. If my little Tate starts to get goofy, aggressive or spacey again, I know our yeast is back. Once you have a gut problem, you are almost certain to have a problem now and then.

What can you do? Here is why I am ready to blog about this now. I didn't really have a good natural product that I wanted to tell you about before. I have been experimenting, having my naturopaths office e
xperiment, and reading up on everything I could get my hands on. I found a great product. It has all the components that I have studied about being the best way to treat naturally and it is in one great little package. Better yet, she is letting me carry it. This lady, Jonell Francis is a mother warrior like myself and many of you. She was having severe health problems for 10 years with no answers. She didn't take "because" for an answer and found the answer. She cured herself and now, so many others with her yeast products. I have talked to her for the last couple of weeks and found a kindred spirit.

She has a great cookbook, "The feel Good Cookbook", cleanse kits and drops for kids. The ingredients are simple and pure, no harmful fillers. She has amazing success stories and testimonies on her products. You can visit her website here.
You can read her stories and look at the ingredients contained. I would never advocate or carry a product that I did not have faith in. I can't wait to get this to you.

I do not want these sweet little children and sweet, dedicated moms to slip into the trappings of auto immune disease that are robbing them of life. We cannot become what we are to be in this life if we are sick. We cannot serve as we want, grow as we would like. It is not fair. We must take our health into our own hands. We must not let Dr.'s tell us what to do or give us the band aide solution. You must fight for your health, eat clean and listen to your body. Our world is polluted. I am convinced that that is not going to change but we can change.

If you have questions, please email or call me. There is so much to share but then I would just be writing a book. You can read some great books out there also if you want to become an expert. Some of my favorite reads are The Yeast Connection, The Yeast Connection and The Woman, The Yeast Syndrome, Nourishing Hope and Back to Health: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Yeast Related Illness. They are all great reads.

If you would like to try these products, I will be ordering on Friday.

The Cookbook is $25.95 plus tax.

The Cleanse Kit which is recommended for teenagers to adults that comes with a fiber cleanse, yeast beater capsules and Glutamine for $69.95 plus tax.

Yeast Beaters Capsules, 120 ct. $25.95 plus tax.
Yeast Beaters Capsules, 240 ct. $42.95 plus tax.

Kids Yeast Beater drops, $25.95 plus tax.

There will not be any shipping for in state orders but I will ship out of state if needed for an additional charge, depending on the order.

I will be happy to answer any questions. I am hearing great reports on the kids drops and eczema. Huge results.

When treating the yeast, it is very important that you have a probiotic to help put the good bacteria in the body and help destroy the yeast as well.

Saccharomyces Boulardii by New Beginnings is a probiotic specific for yeast. It is $20 for the bottle.

Please email me for orders at goodman-7@cox. net . I hope to have my store website up in a week so that subsequent orders can be made through that site. Here's hoping. If only we had 36 hours a day.

Thanks for listening. All of my kids are being treated right now, along with myself. I will keep you posted.

Per Jonell's website, here are some of the symptoms she is seeing evaporate with the Yeast cleanse treatments:

Athlete's Foot
Bladder Infection
Bowel Irregularity
Chronic Sinusitis (Congestion)
Cradle Cap
Herpes virus
Mouth Sores
Oily Hair
Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Spastic Colon
Itchy Skin
Joint Pain
Menstrual Cramps/Afterbirth Pains
Respiratory Infection/Bronchitis
Seasonal Allergies
Sugar Sensitivity
Tooth Decay
Urinary Tract Infection
Vaginal Yeast Inf

Thursday, April 1, 2010

30 days no sugar....check.

How did you all do , my sugar free mama's? Who made it? Even if you did it for 2 weeks, I commend you. It was tough. Here is my report:

The first two weeks were difficult. I missed my date night treats. I hated thinking about every single thing that went into my mouth. When you think about going sugar free, you think you are just going to miss out on the desserts but, there is so much more. Sauces, fresh squeezed lemonade, dressings, muffins, etc. I had to think about it all. I was tired of applesauce on my pancakes instead of whipped cream with a little sugar and fruit. I missed my altoids. Sugar was in all the little things that I didn't even think about.

I dreamed about chocolate a few times. I thought about it all the time. I began to realize that it wasn't sugar per say that was a problem for me, it was chocolate. I could live without any other treat, but chocolate is important. I thought about the day I could eat it again and couldn't wait for my big night out to eat some chocolate decadence.
The night came, my husband asked me where I wanted to go to get a treat. Then, what came out of my mouth shocked me to my very core. I didn't really feel like a treat. Hugh? What??? I had dreamed about it, craved it, longed for it. Then, 30 days no chocolate and I really didn't care. Weird.

The next night we did go out, I had a little Gelato. I realized that it didn't really mean much to me. I had some dessert at a family party but same thing, the taste wasn't the same. I had lost my sweet tooth. I never had a big sweet tooth but I never would pass up a dessert at a party. My daughter made delicious chocolate cookies and after one bite, I was done.

I felt great for the 30 days. No head aches, no sugar lows. The best part was that I had no cramps with my monthly visitor. No backache. That never happens. Like I have said, I don't indulge in treats too often but I didn't realize how much sugar is in the little things that I didn't even think about. Even the better sugars. It was an eye opener. I am glad I did it. I hope you are glad too. If you didn't do it, give it a try. Even for 2 weeks. Hmmmm, whats the next challenge?

Now, I am composing a very lengthy lecture to post on Monday, if all goes well. It is my obsession, my passion. It is the problem that is plaguing the world. It is in your family, it is making you sick. Your Doctor doesn't know about it (most likely) and you must be in control of it. Get ready to get an ear full. I have been studying about this for a few years and feel like I am ready to preach and answer every question. Better yet, I can help you fix it. Stay tuned.

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