We've had some really aggressive hornets attempt to take over our porch this week. (I'm pretty sure they aren't officially Murder Hornets😜), but act like close cousins, so I've named them Mayhem Hornets!🐝 Any entomologists out there that can identify these? They are HUGE and have a nasty long stinger. They aren't yellow jackets... too big .... any thoughts?
> Kristine Lucius asked me the following question over on my FB business page (The Wellness Prepper) about this picture that pops up from time to time regarding NingXia Red......
**She wrote, " Does it (goji berries/ aka wolfberries) help blood cells receive oxygen?".**
**Here is my response: **While I cannot say that the picture itself is accurate (although it probably is in my opinion), I can tell you that what you are looking at is acidic blood versus alkaline blood (pH). Acidic blood will be clumpy like that. Healthy slightly alkaline blood is oxygen rich (acidic blood is oxygen poor). Alkaline blood flows more freely, is not apt to be clumpy, and allows for higher oxygen content.
To better explain the effects of wolfberries on the blood, I think you all will enjoy this short video put together by a John Hopkins trained Medical Researcher and Oncologist. His video looks at the effects of goji berries on the blood, and how they effectively reduce the acidity of the blood, as well as appearing to do a bit more. I think you'll find it fascinating! (I did!). (9minute video)
I will add that Charlie and I both had our blood evaluated in this very same way at the clinic on the YL Ecuador farm at Platinum Retreat..... it was FASCINATING, and I learned that this type of "microscopic blood reading" can yield a wealth of information about your health!
Do you believe in the importance of free speech and unique thoughts and concepts? I do. It’s our varied brains God gave us that created all the "extras" in our world. Without them, we wouldn’t be enjoying electricity, airplanes, advanced medical procedures, books, art, and the like. #GodblessAmerica
I find it disturbing that critical thinking is now so discouraged that those with valid, science based facts are censored 😶 on mainstream social media. Mainstream media and “respected” 3 letter government agencies are also complicit in either censoring, publishing unreliable data or outright twisting the truth. #whyaretheysuppressingthetruth
I’d like to share with you how I have come to vet those whom I hear, that which I read, and guard what (and whom) I watch, because it certainly has become more difficult.
I look at the context and the intention of what I read or view, and then I compare the contents to these two simple Biblical truths:
1. Is the purveyor relaying inconsistent or incongruous information? Does the information itself condone or promote chaos, hatred and/or fear? If so, Satan has a foothold somewhere within it.
2. Does the purveyor of the information utilize logic and promote peace, kindness or love , and faith? If so….then I don’t stop.... I dig a little deeper and look for both scientific and Biblical discourse that align (or disprove) the evidence that has been presented. If I cannot find additional solid logical scientific AND Biblical evidence that give further credence to what I’ve just “consumed” with my eyes or ears, I table the information for further evaluation.
3. And recently, I’ve come to add a 3rd vetting: Is the information highly censored by major social media platforms despite the First Amendment? If so….. THAT’S a red herring for truth more often than not.
🐟Eat the fish and spit out the bones. 🐟
Which brings me to this very important study I came across a few days ago that has since been censored by Facebook.
(I'd be happy to send you the link. PM me)
The details of the study are these:
*There most assuredly IS early treatment available for the ‘virus'.. Thousands of doctors who are honoring their oath to protect and serve the patients in their care know this, and they are being prosecuted, chastised, and threatened for prescribing 'the treatment'.
Why are we not rejoicing that there IS help without waiting in blind trust of an untested v@ ccine? Why is the truth being censored? Why do those of us who care enough to speak out have to mince our words as I am doing here?
*Early treatment is necessary, yet the majority of doctors who operate under fear for their licenses/livelihood decline to even suggest it to a patient, instead telling them to wait it out at home unless breathing becomes difficult. #thatsnogoodstewardshipofknowledge
*I talk to people everywhere I go. I’ve talked to people who had "it"…. And never knew there was a treatment…. Some of whom have suffered greatly because of that omission.
I’ve talked to others who did “the treatment” and had a super quick recovery.
I’ve talked to still others who tested positive and never had a single symptom. (not that I trust the testing even one iota!)
*The "treatment" in question has been on the safest medication list (CDC generated info) for decades…...and used as a common preventative and treatment for a certain killer mosquito borne disease. #malariaisatopkillerinourworldandworsethantherona
If you look it up on the CDC website, you’ll find that the CDC states…. “.... can be prescribed to adults AND CHILDREN of all ages. It can also be safely taken by PREGNANT and NURSING MOTHERS.”
👆This statement is rare among pharmacologicals.👆 Real rare…… but this pharmacological is the synthetic alternative to quinine…. A naturally occurring compound found in the bark of the cinchona tree. Quinine has been used for at least 500 years (if not longer) as a viable naturally sourced medication used for respiratory infections and many other conditions. The synthetic "treatment" is cheap, effective, safe, and over the counter in many countries.
Applying logic....... why then, would the CDC claim that this medication is too dangerous for a "virus" patient? #thingsthatmakeyougohmmmmm
A few factoids about this trial that caught my attention:
💊It is a large trial: 1.8 Billion people in the treatment group, and 663 million in the control group.
💊Countries involved in the trial account for 31.2% of our world’s population.
💊People with comorbidities were included in the trial: diabetes, obesity, hypertension, etc.
💊Other possible factors affecting the outcome were also examined: population density, urbanization, testing level, intervention level, life expectancy etc.
The study shows, on MASSIVE scale, that the treatment group has a 77.4% lower chance of death than the control group.
Now, I don’t know about you……. But if a 20$ prescription cuts the odds of dying by more than 2/3rds (and of minimizing symptoms)…. Isn’t that worth taking note? And isn’t this worth fighting for, if you have someone who has tested positive and has symptoms? It certainly beats the odds of surviving a hospital stay compliments of the invisible enemy.
Again….. Logic. Peace. Love. Faith.
❤️I tend towards trusting doctors who are willing to go up against the establishment to do the right thing. That’s LOVE in action. #theyaredoinghardthingsfortherightreason
❤️I tend towards resting in the PEACE of knowing there is treatment available if you go to a doctor who is willing to do the right thing. #itsafixablehealthconcern
❤️I tend to have FAITH in the immune system that God gave each one of us. I have nurtured my immune system over the years, and I have faith that it will continue to serve me well... and if it should fail, I know a good doctor who will give me what I need 😉. (Please PM me if you want this same kind of faith in both God and your immune system). #lovepeaceandfaithinaction
❤️I tend towards believing that which is LOGICAL, not that which is inconsistent, inaccurate, and chaos driven. #logicoverlunaccy
Please friends, I know you have friends and family all over the world. If you hear of someone you know and care about who has tested positive and who has symptoms….. Please ask them if their doctor has provided them with a prescription for "the treatment". It’s safe and it’s effective, and it should be illegal to withhold this information from someone who needs it.
I thought I knew which plant this essential oil comes from looked like. ( I was wrong.) So much for knowing what I thought I knew! 😜 But seriously, curiosity is important in the learning process.
Shall we play a game?
🌿 This essential oil is available as both "regular" and vitality. (If you are unfamiliar with those terms, it means this particular oil may be diffused, taken internally (or cooked with), or used topically.
🌿 It comes from several different countries (none of which is the USA)..... and was found to be used by the Egyptians in the mummification process. (Historically, it was highly valued for its varied uses)
🌿 Primary constituents (that which makes it an effective "tool" in our 'at home' wellness box) include :
Sabinene - known to support healthy inflammatory response and also create an unfavorable environment for fungus & wayward bacteria. Also a potent antioxidant
Beta-Caryophyllene - also known for its strong support of a healthy inflammatory response, and a potent antioxidant.
Limonene- known for enhancing skin health, supporting kidney function, and also acts as a potent antioxidant.
🌿 This essential oil has been found to support and stimulate metabolism.
🌿 A study conducted in 2002 found that inhaling the fragrance from this essential oil induced a marked increase in plasma adrenaline concentration (ie = more energy!)
BENEFITS ENERGY AND METABOLISM AND SUPPORTS HEALTHY INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE......... THROWING IN A LITTLE PROTECTIVE "ATTITUDE" AGAINST FUNGUS AND WAYWARD BACTERIA.....
Who am I? 😎
Drop your guess in the comments!
Please tell me you've gotten rid of all those plug in's and air fresheners that are loaded with endocrine disrupting chemicals and carcinogens. 🙌
Diffusers are soooooooo easy! You can literally change the mood of a room with whatever you choose to diffuse.
Morning? Give that Fresh Start recipe a try!
Afternoon slump? Clear Mind for the win!
Bedtime? Try Love Life 😉... you can thank me later!
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 No diffuser in the house? A diffuser comes with your Premium Starter Kit Membership!
Have you been to a Young Living farm? If so, this will just be a refresher for you.😉 The process of extracting our pure essential oils ain't for wussies or for those who prefer to cut corners to make extra $$ for their pockets at the expense of those who buy them.
Next time you are tempted to save a buck, know that precious few companies even come close to protecting, cultivating, harvesting, and distilling essential oils in a manner that preserves their purity and therapeutic properties. Just ask anyone whose life has been changed by YLEO''s! 💖🙏🌿💧
What's your story? 🌱
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 if you are looking for the good stuff!
Just a little light reading this morning after chores. I am a born skeptic and curiosity is my middle name, which is probably a couple reasons why I love science so much. And because the internet provides fishy info (and/or makes truth hard to find), I lean towards good old fashioned research and book learnin'!📚
This one is terribly interesting, and it corroborates data and information I've learned elsewhere. Sadly, textbooks like these are pricey (you can see where I hoard and spend any extra money..... books!!) but they bear the truth that cannot be erased or distorted by the whims of the internet gods.
Got a question about the beautiful goji (aka wolfberry) berry? Let'er fly! Drop it in the comments, and if I can find the answer in one of my books, I'll snap a pic for ya😘.
Whether you are buying a house, or looking for quality food and produce, it will boil down to one thing….. Location location location!
Which brings me to why Young Living has gone to great lengths to have a partner farm in Ningxia China.
The Yellow River flood plain (where our Ningxia Wolfberries are grown) is watered by melting snow from the Himalayan mountains. As the water flows downward, it gathers an incredible assortment of pure minerals and organic nutrients from the mountains.
The result is mineral rich, super fertile siltwater….. a unique growth medium found nowhere else on earth. No surprise, the Ningxia region is called “China’s herbal medicine valley”.
Because the area itself is so shielded from outside influence, there is an unusual purity of soil. Leave it to Young Living to source our products from pristine environments! 💝
So, location matters…. And the soil content matters too! Since the mid 70’s, agricultural soil world wide has been slowly depleted of its rich mineral content. Now, even organic foods are often minerally depleted because of decades long poor soil management.
Poor mineral content in soil = poor mineral content in food = mineral deficiencies in people = disease & dysfunction
And guess what!..... We’ll never have to worry about depleted soils affecting our NingXia wolfberry products. Why?..... Because of the constant flow of nutrients and minerals from the Himalayan mountains snowmelt runoff, the wolfberry plants remain rich in nutrients!
Pretty cool, huh?
👉If you’ve never tried NingXia Red, I’d suggest starting with the two pack (item #3042).
👉 Dried organic wolfberries ( item # 6360) are also a super healthy snack:
🍓15% protein by weight
🍓Contains over 21 essential minerals (including magnesium and potassium)
🍓18 amino acids
🍓Healthy (and substantial) amounts of vitamin B1, B3, C, calcium, and beta carotene.
🍓21% fiber by weight (more than oatbran or buckwheat)
They are easily substitutable for any recipe that normally calls for raisins or dried cranberries!
Our NingXia Red is made with wolfberry puree and other antioxidant rich fruits, so we are getting a healthy liquid source of all of the above!
I hope you found all of this as fascinating as I did... I had fun learning alongside you!
You can grow wolfberries elsewhere (and lots of places do!), but they’ll never hold a nutritional candle to the wolfberry from the Yellow River flood plain in NingXia, China!
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 to get the "the good stuff"
OK, this may sound really weird……. But have you ever thought much about body odor?.... And how some people have some seriously bad B.O. while other people don’t even give off offensive B.O. when they sweat, even if it’s during a hard workout? Why is this?
It’s not because of hygiene on the outside…. it’s because of hygiene on the INSIDE. Buildup of oxidized fats, malformed proteins, and other chemical “trash” in the body generates an aroma that no soap (or toothpaste or mouthwash) can overcome. (Some diseases can do this too, but for the sake of this convo, I’m only focusing on cellular hygiene today.)
What causes poor cell hygiene within us?.... All these rancid fats and denatured proteins that the body simply can’t get rid of fast enough? I’m sure you’ve heard of free radicals and how bad they are for a body. Actually, they’ve been given a bit of a bad rap. They are absolutely essential to a healthy happy body, but when too many free radicals start gathering in the body, something called oxidative stress begins occurring.
Q: How do I slow down the production of free radicals and avoid oxidative stress?
A: Clean up your “personal space”.
👉Limit your consumption of fats and oils that have been exposed to light, air and heat (which turns them rancid). Fried fast foods are notorious culprits.
👉Avoid preservative laced foods and processed meats
Stop contributing to “indoor smog” in your own home. #useyourdiffuser Avoid damaging and toxic chemical household cleaners & artificial air freshening agents.
👉Avoid Smoking and being around second hand smoke
Make sure the water you drink is free from chemicals (most tap water is not)
👉Understand that many medications contribute to the formation of free radicals. Do your due diligence and look for healthy alternatives (or ways to improve your health so that you won’t need medication) whenever possible.
👉DO seek out strong antioxidants and incorporate them into your diet. Some of the strongest ones are wolfberries (also known as goji berry), blueberries, plums, cherries, aronia (also known as chokeberries), and pomegranates.
Not surprisingly, all of these are ingredients in our YL NingXia Red.
Q: What does Oxidative Stress do in our body?
A: It accelerates the aging process, contributes to cancer, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s, Parkinsons, and other diseases.
Although there are no officially recognized “symptoms” of oxidative stress, fatigue, headaches, noise sensitivity, memory loss, brain fog, muscle and joint pain, wrinkles, gray hair, vision trouble, decreased immunity AND strong BODY ODOR are all signs pointing towards damaging oxidative stress in our bodies.
So, if you are participating in our team NingXia Red Challenge this month (August), you might notice a change in your body odor for the better my friends……. And THAT is a very very good thing!
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 to find more info on "the good stuff"!
It must be a bad season for stinging insects. A friend posted just a bit ago in another group about using Basil for a sting (with huge success!). I LOVE that God gave us so many quick remedies for problems such as these, and we are not limited to one solution! After you've used oils for awhile, you'll have found that this is always the case. #multipurposetools
Yesterday, I got stung on the finger by a wasp. What you see in the pic was my 3 step remedy:
1. Cut an onion and rub the onion on the sting for 3-4 minutes. Do this as quickly as you can after the incident to neutralize the poison.
2. Apply YL lavender essential oil to the stung area. #notthecheapstuff
3. Put a tablespoon of baking soda in a shot glass and add a little vinegar (it will get foamy super fast, so do this over the sink). Then apply the mixture to your boo-boo stung area.
I was able to do this immediately after I got stung and had ZERO evidence of a sting 15 minutes after it happened.
Not much later, Charlie was putting hay out and he got stung 3 times. 😳 He didn't get to apply this magical trio until about 15 minutes after it happened.... it did the trick for him too. No swelling. No pain.
(Song credit: "My Favorite Things" should be playing in your head right about now. #youarewelcome 😉)
www.goodmedicine.info 👈 where to go to learn more about "the good stuff".
Hey there....thanks for stopping by! This is me (Liz James)... an eclectic mixture of holistic (and organic) farmgirl meets pharmacist. It's a synergy that works well as I speak truths and dissect fact from fiction. If you're looking for healthier living options, you've come to the right place!