Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Signs of Times + Food Storage Information Sheet

"Record setting wildfire strikes CA"
"Record breaking hurricane strikes FL"
"Record breaking rains in TX"
"Record breaking earthquakes in ID"
"Record breaking fires in AK"
"Record breaking heat waves in 2017"
Rare meteor showers, solar eclipses,
and rare complex astronomical alignment.

 

I think it's safe to say that the Lord has our attention. As I have spent the last few years teaching others how to have a nutrient-rich food storage and a well-stocked remedy supply - I have always done my best to not use scare tactics or to focus on the negative and I will continue to teach others in the same way.

I don't share the above image and list to instill fear - I share it so we will open our eyes and be aware of these circumstances (and others) that are going on in the world today. We are told in the scriptures to watch for signs of the Lord's coming and although we can't prove that these are definitely signs of His coming - I sure think they could be! Especially when we include other political upheavals, generational health issues, inconceivable crimes, confusion, and conspiring organizations in today's world

Having food, basic supplies and remedies stored away is something we should all work on in a steady and balanced way. For now, I'd like to share with you an information sheet I put together to help simplify food items we should work on storing in our food storage. I have purposefully kept this list (and other details to go with it) nice and simple. Sometimes it seems that lists like these get FAR too complex. It doesn't need to be that way at all.
 
Grains and other food storage foods can be purchased from Winco, Coscto, Azure Standard, Dave's Farms, Alpine Food Storage (in Utah) and other wonderful places that sell food storage food.

I hope this information is a blessing to you and your family,

~Claudia

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Night-Time Herbal Infusion for Sleep, Anxiety, and to De-Stress

Night-Time Herbal Infusion

We love being able to make a night time herbal infusion that helps the body to de-stress, relax and go to sleep. This particular mix is a mixture I put together for my own kids. We go through waves of consistently having a cup of this tea before bed. It's fun to hear the kids ask for this tea when I fall out of doing this nightly routine. Not only do they love the tea but they love the consistency of such a routine and love being given something special before they go to bed. It's especially cozy to drink a tea like this before bed during the colder months. This mild-tasting herbal tea tastes wonderful and is soothing to all systems in the body.

To make this calming tea, use equal parts of each of the following herbs:

Catnip
Chamomile
Hops Flowers
Lemon Balm
Oatstraw
Passionflower

All of these herbs help to calm the nerves and are perfect as a mild, relaxing sleep aid. But because they're all calming herbs, they can be used for more than just helping you fall asleep. All of these herbs also help alleviate stomach or intestinal cramps, tension, irritability, reduce inflammation and they're even known to help alleviate ADHD or seizure symptoms.

How to Make the Tea:

Mix together the herbs in a bowl. Use one teaspoon of the mix for every cup of boiled water. Steep for 10-20 minutes. Strain. Stir in a dab of raw honey. Drink 1-2 cups in the evening.

You can purchase equal amounts of each of the dried herbs then mix them together and store in an airtight container for up to a year. Then use as needed to add a calming cup of tea to your nightly routine.

Purchasing Herbs / Seeds:

These herbs can be purchased in their dry form from most local health stores or from online herbal stores such as StarWest Botanicals, Mountain Rose Herbs, or San Francisco Herbs.

If you'd like to grow these herbs yourself, the seeds can be purchased from StrictlyMedicinalSeeds.com.

As always, I hope this information will be a blessing to you and your family,

~Claudia

Monday, June 12, 2017

Best Daily Tonic Herbs (That can be easily grown in your garden!)


There are three specific herbs I have come to love and value over the years as I've studied medicinal herbs and health and disease. These three herbs are known to be the "elixir of life" and are able to protect us from many types of viruses and bacteria and one of them is even known to balance our energy systems!

These three herbs are:


Lemon Balm

Lemon balm is a type of mint. It's latin name is Melissa officinalis. You know the popular (and super expensive) Melissa Essential oil that's known to be one of the most powerful anti-viral essential oils in existence? THIS is the plant it comes from! Research conducted over the past decade has demonstrated impressive results using lemon balm as an antiviral herb - especially for the Herpes Simplex Virus. 

But not only does lemon balm have some impressive antiviral properties - it's a calming herb that helps relieve stress and anxiety. Chronic stress is the NUMBER ONE cause of deteriorating health. If we're taking an herb that's acting as a mild sedative - calming our nerves, re-setting our autonomic nervous system and relieving nervous tension, our health will take a BIG step in the right direction. 

This herb is used to treat the flu, colds, and coughs. It's perfect as a daily tonic not only because of the benefits I just listed but also because it helps improve memory, it improves moods, and it supports the immune system. 

Stevia

Stevia isn't just one of the healthiest substitutes for sugar known to man - did you know that Stevia contains phytonutrients which contain antimicrobial properties that work against many pathogens? One recent popular study has shown that the phytonutrients in the stevia plant, when taken in tincture form, has the ability to reduce the biofilm of the Borrelia Burgdorferi bacteria 40% more effectively than three antibiotics it was tested against. That's a profound percentage - especially when considering how difficult it is to get through that blasted biofilm!

Stevia has been proven to lower blood pressure, stimulate the immune system, and it has been found to inhibit Rotaviruses. (1) Stevia is known to help lower blood sugar levels, and has a long list of health benefits including improving energy levels, inhibiting candida, preventing bacterial infections, and improving skin conditions such as acne, dermatitis, and eczema. And let's not forget that it tastes amazing and is a welcome addition to any herbal tea!

Holy Basil

Holy basil is known in India as an herb that contains the best medicinal and spiritual properties. Holy basil, also called Tulsi, is regarded as the holiest of all plants by Hindus and is known as "The Incomparable One", "The Queen of Herbs" and is considered an "elixir of life" and a potent adaptogen that promotes longevity. (An adaptogen is a natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes.)

Dr. Aviva Romm explains that holy basil calms the mind and spirit and promotes longevity. Holy basil is known to improve energy and relieve fatigue. It elevates mood, provides relief from anxiety and mild depression. It improves mental clarity, and increases motivation to make healthy lifestyle and mindset changes. This herb is known to balance all chakra systems in the body! 

Holy basil's anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant actions may protect the liver from stress and inflammation-related damage. It lowers blood glucose, triglycerides, and cholesterol, and improves immunity to common colds and bronchitis. 


How to Use These Three Herbs

All three of these herbs are incredibly easy to grow in the garden or in an outdoor pot. You can either pluck a leaf from each of these plants and eat them together once or twice a day. Or make a tea using the leaves. 

Tea Using Fresh Leaves = 2 tsp.'s chopped leaves per cup of boiled water
Tea Using Dried Leaves = 1 tsp of chopped leaves per cup of boiled water

Simple tea making instructions are:

Bring water to boil. 
Add in leaves to pot / cup. 
Cover (to keep those powerfully medicinal essential oils from escaping).
Allow to steep for 10-20 minutes. 

Drink 2-3 times a day.  

One Extra Herb

There is one extra herb I LOVE to add to this already beautiful, tasty, and medicinally powerful combination of herbs. That herb is ... licorice root! 


There have been numerous studies proving that licorice root is antiviral and anti-inflammatory and that it contains a wide variety of immunomodulating effects - which means that is has the ability to adjust the immune response to a desired level. If you're immune system is too active / sensitive - licorice root will help calm it down and level it out OR if you're immune system is sluggish, licorice root helps stimulate it and bring it back into balance.

Licorice root has been shown to inhibit Epstein Barr (which, I believe is an underlying re-occurring health issue most people with chronic illnesses seem to struggle with). Licorice root has been proven to contain anti-infectious potential seeing as how it has the ability to prevent H. Pylori from adhering to the digestive lining. 

Note: Licorice root should not be taken if you have high blood pressure. 

Summary

So between these four amazing herbs, they have the ability to kill off viruses and protect us from them (especially H. Pylori and Epstein Barr - which are a rather nasty threat), they balance our chakras, protect us from unwanted bacteria, balance our immune system, help us adapt to stress, they normalize our body processes, reduce inflammation, and, of course, provide us with some great nutrients. 

It's a beautiful combination that, in my opinion, creates one of THE BEST daily tonic teas we could take! 

Herbal Ratios

When making a tea, I don't use equal parts of each of these herbs (you can if you'd like) but here's what I do:

2 Parts Holy Basil
2 Parts Lemon Balm
1 Part Stevia
1/2 Part Licorice Root

You can adjust your recipe as you'd like. :)

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Purchase fresh herbs from your local nurseries (call before you go). Seeds for these plants can be purchased from StrictlyMedicinalSeeds.com

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As always, I hope this information will be a blessing to you and your family, 

~Claudia


Thursday, April 27, 2017

Early Bird Prices have been Extended to June 10th!




I'm excited to announce an online event John and I have been working extra hard to make available to you called Health Preparedness Symposium

This event is one of biggest online events of the year! We spent three months traveling across the U.S. recording presentations from 20 amazing health experts who are taught about important information and skills that will bring your health self-reliance to a whole new level! 

These health experts range from Medical Doctors, Holistic Doctors, Chiropractors, Dentists, Pediatricians, Herbalists, Midwives, Authors, Nurses, Combat Medics, Surgeons, and more! 


These health experts will teach you subjects such as treating common illnesses in babies and children, healing chronic health issues, making potent medicines for flu's and coughs, healing wounds, addressing medical emergencies, healing the teeth, and so much more!
Remember, early bird registration prices end June 10th! Learn more at this link>>



Don't Forget!

We're also giving away THREE Giveaways that are each a collection products and services donated by each of the presenters. Each one of these is an AMAZING giveaway. 





Thursday, April 13, 2017

Should We Still Prepare?


The major predicted time frames for the "end of times" have passed. I find it a relief and I do so not because I'm glad it didn't happen but because I never felt like it would occur in these predicted time frames and, most of all, because it's nice to see everyone settled back down to a more balanced state - less fear, less panic, less frantic energy.

So now what? Do we continue preparing? Or do we let it all go? And if we do prepare, what are we preparing for? It's rather nice to sit back and relax after all that fuss but how relaxed should we allow ourselves to get?

I don't care about predicted time frames for the Lord's coming but I do care about what the spirit is teaching me. I do care about discerning between the spirit and the adversary. The adversary is so, incredibly tricky. The adversary teaches us to panic; to be frantic; to believe in time frames that aren't true about Christ's coming; and he'll have us obsess about those preparations (having us think we're doing a good thing when, in fact, we're missing the mark). But the Lord - what a wonderful difference!

When we turn to the Lord - truly and humbly turn our hearts and minds to the Lord and calmly ask, "What do you need me to do Lord?" He will tell you. He will speak to you. And when we take that one step further and calmly and genuinely tell the Lord, "I am here. Use me." He will use you.

The Lord needs more people to come to him and genuinely proclaim, "Use me". He needs more people whose hearts are fully turned to him - whose time and attention aren't constantly distracted by the things of the world and who understand (in a calm and steady way) that Christ is indeed coming. That the Lord does need our help in preparing others for his coming.

The answers that will come from the Lord when we humbly proclaim those two simple, yet powerful words, "Use me" will be different for everyone. The most critical thing we need to prepare for - is the willingness to be stretched. When we give ourselves to the Lord, He will ask things of us that we feel we cannot possibly do. Along with that, Satan will be upset and we will face his wrath.

Yet, miracles will occur. 

This process takes time - sometimes years to unfold - similar to how the preparation and timing of the coming of the Savior takes time. But the Lord will be pleased with our efforts. He is in great need of people who will give their will to him.

Sacrifices will be required. Yet miracles will unfold.


As always, I hope the messages shared in this post will be a blessing to you and your family,

~Claudia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Announcing the Health Preparedness Symposium - Online Event!




I'm excited to announce an online event John and I have been working extra hard to make available to you called Health Preparedness Symposium

This event will be one of the biggest online events of the year! We've been traveling across the U.S. recording presentations from 20 experienced health experts who are teaching important information and skills that will bring your health self-reliance to a whole new level! 

These health experts range from Medical Doctors, Holistic Doctors, Chiropractors, Dentists, Pediatricians, Herbalists, Midwives, Authors, Nurses, Combat Medics, Surgeons, and more! 

These health experts will teach you subjects such as birthing a baby, healing chronic health issues, making potent medicines, healing wounds, addressing medical emergencies, healing the teeth, and so much more!

We're also doing a Grand Gift Giveaway that is a collection of products and services donated by each of the presenters. This is an AMAZING giveaway - you can enter to win the giveaway (and register for the event) at the link below. 

Early bird registration prices end May 11th!





Friday, April 7, 2017

Real Solutions for the Flu


Are we helpless against the flu?

Every now and then I realize how helpless people seem to think they are once it comes to preventing or treating illnesses - especially the flu. I hear stories or read articles where people beg the "government" to do something about the presence of these illnesses and that they do something about our body's ability to defend itself against them.

The wonderful thing about our society today is that the number of people interested in becoming "health self-reliant" is growing! People are recognizing that there are steps we can take to prevent acute and chronic illnesses from developing and there are solutions we can turn to, within the walls of our own home (or health food store), for illnesses such as the flu.

So what are some options for the flu that I personally turn to or use?

Preventative Options for the Flu:

  • Nutrition (obviously) - Eat lots of fruits and veggies, less bad fats, less sugar, raw dairy, if possible.
  • Vitamin D3 - It has been proven that D3 decreases the chance of getting the flu by up to 50%! In many cases, that's more effective than flu vaccinations. 5,000IU once a day - or 10,000IU during winter time. Decrease by half for children - or see Dr. Mercola's guide.
  • There are two excellent homeopathic remedies that help you be less susceptible to getting the flu by building up your immune response to the flu. One clinic in our city has their doctors use Influenzinum during the flu season and they say that they've never had a doctor catch the flu in all the years that they've run their clinic. These two homeopathic remedies are:
    • Influenzinum & Thymuline
      • Influenzinum - 3-5 pellets, under the tongue, once a week
      • Thymuline - place 3-5 pellets, under the tongue, once a week
  • (Optional) - Elderberry - drink tea or take as capsules, daily when the flu is going around. 

Solutions for an Active Case of the Flu:
  • 50,000IU to 100,000IU vitamin D3, for an adult, once a day for a couple of days, when sickness hits. This is a large amount - no doubt. This was recommended to me by a doctor. It gives a huge boost to the immune system and because you're not taking that amount for long periods of time, you won't run into the negative side affects that comes with taking too much vitamin D. (Half of that dose or less can be given to children.)
  • Umka Cold and Flu homeopathic remedy. Take according to instructions on package OR you can take Oscillococcinum pellets. Either of these can be found in most grocery stores and health food stores - or can be found online. 
  • Extra vitamin C and extra Zinc
  • Dr. Kyle Christensen's Immune Tincture - he shares this recipe in his herbal book.  
  • Or, instead of taking Dr. Christensen's Immune Tincture, you can take the garden tonic called "Fire Cider" (recipe can be found in my book, Beyond Wheat and Weeds, or do a quick online search for a similar recipe). 
  • Lypo-C - Super potent form of vitamin C that our body is able to readily utilize. 3-5 packets per day, as needed. Watch my video about Lypo-C here. 
  • Gua Sha - A technique where you massage the back in a specific way to help get rid of stagnant blood flow and boost the immune system. It's quite easy to do and the benefits are almost immediate.
  • And, of course, lots of rest and fluids.  
Note: I would do all of the above solutions if the flu hit. 


One other hard-hitting option I'd consider for the flu is a mixture of essential oils (yes, Thieves might be a good one here too) but the mixture I'm thinking of consists specifically of thyme, clove and oregano. I've heard many people say great things about the efficacy of this remedy. 

Final Thought

There are so many wonderful options we can turn to for the flu. One thing is clear - we aren't helpless once it comes to preventing or eliminating the flu from our system and we don't need the government to do it for us.

As always, I hope this information will be a blessing to you and your family,

~Claudia

The contents of this post are for informational purposes only and do not constitute medical advice; the Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  Always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.