Why do we not treat health and wellness in the same manner that we would buy a car, a house, or even a high end appliance? * For all of those things, a savvy consumer would look at the "lemon" history of the make and model of the car, have more than one advocate help them with the quality and location of a home, or even ask for suggestions from friends and family on social media on the pros and cons of "the big purchase".
I run into so many people (both live and on social media) who truly have never explored all options (pros and cons) when it comes to optimal health and who only take the advice of the entity who has the most financial gain when their advice is followed.
Dr. Tom Reed is an MD I have followed for years. He is a purveyor of truth in Western Medicine. This very important 1 minute video shows a very real post exposure reaction of one of his patients. FluMist has been around for several years and is FDA approved. Remember too, that there is no real legal recourse for someone who becomes damaged by any va c c ine. If you or a loved one are permanently injured.... it is without recourse, the long term after effects may alter your life forever physically, emotionally, and financially.
For the record, I'm not "anti"-vax, I'm pro informed consent.
Be well, and be well informed.😘
Last week, I wrote about all the fascinating information you may learn from looking at the clues embedded (literally) in the nether regions of fingernails. You can find that post here if you need to catch up: https://www.facebook.com/thewellnessprepper/posts/1794468800710090
A clue means next to nothing if it is singular….. You’ll need at least a few clues if you are to be sure you are headed down the right path.
Since we are only in the embryonic stages of becoming your own health detective, here are a few quick self assessment tools every good health detective needs:
*Honesty: If you are to be your own health detective, it’s important to acknowledge lifestyle choices and known consequences. The “it won’t happen to me” mindset will never work….nor will the hypochondriac’s lament. If you are going to do the detective work, be honest with yourself…...using your clues to improve your wellness quotient thru diet, lifestyle changes and using supplements (and/or YL essential oils) when you suspect support is needed will go a long way to turning back the physiological clock.
*Labwork: Every adult should have bloodwork done annually (more often if there is a visible problem). Even the uninsured or “undoctored” can get bloodwork done without seeing a doctor (message me if you’d like help doing this). I’ll cover what I consider “essential” labwork in a future post, so at the very least you’ll know what labs to request your doctor run for you.
*One clue does not make a dis-ease or a diagnosis. #clustercluesforthewin
*How do you feel? Think this over. Do you feel great most days? If your answer hovers more around the “meh” answer, here’s where you’ll want to start. There are many many posts within this group that addresses supportive measures for most of these topics:
👉Do you get enough sleep?
👉Do you exercise vigorously and regularly?
👉Do you know your recent blood pressure and blood sugar numbers?
👉Do you have a “healthy” bowel movement daily?
👉Do you eat in a healthy manner?
👉Do you have a close set of friends, participate in life fully, attend church?
👉Do you laugh often and enjoy life?
👉Do you avoid vices? (smoking and regular alcohol consumption especially)
*Consider keeping a health journal. Write down your clues as you find them. This will be very helpful to you as you learn how to be a better CEO of Y.O.U Incorporated in 2021, and will also help you decide which supplements or oils might need to be on your monthly “must haves” for 2021.
*Know your limits. If you have found several clues pointing to a significant health issue, please contact your preferred health professional. Naturopaths, Integrative medicine doctors, and functional medicine doctors are my personal first choice as they tend to look beyond the symptoms and address the root cause.
Last week I read several comments when discussing less than prominent lunula..... Fewer than 8 prominent lunula may be an indication of low cellular oxygen, poor circulation, a chronically weakened immune system, a possible thyroid disorder, or a Vitamin B12 Deficiency. Lots of possibilities, right? If you didn’t know where to start (since this is a first clue), what daily Young Living supplement may be supportive of most of these conditions? (Hint: It's red ).
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Merry Christmas Eve friends! Chef Mary Mick's recipes never disappoint! Do you have a tried and true favorite recipe that always shows up on Christmas morning? Share with us!
Learning to “read” your own body is a skill that everyone learned to some degree in days gone by….. much like tracking an animal🐾, interpreting weather signs , or “reading” 🌱 plants in a forest. Failure to do any of these things well could have cost you your life. Now we tend to rely on professionals (or electronics) to work exclusively on our behalf. There are many problems to simply handing over life skills to someone else to manage, not the least of which is personal vulnerability….. I mean, who has a paper map in their car?... and what would happen if your GPS suddenly shut down?
When we wait for someone else to “find” the problem, a slippery slope may result. Just like having low air in a tire, it’s so much easier to air the tire back up and identify and fix the cause of the low tire pressure, than it is to drive on it until it’s flat and damaged and has to be completely replaced (expensive!!) by a professional.
Throughout 2021, I’ll be unpacking “health clues you can use” on here and on my blog (see my website: www.goodmedicine.info) to help you decide which supplements and essential oils may warrant further investigation or perhaps which lifestyle changes your body may benefit from. #wearealluniquelymade
Today, let’s unpack the lunula… finger by finger!
The entire body is a storehouse of clues….. Especially hands and nails! Fingernails are a snapshot of the last 6 months of a person’s health….. The lunula is the crescent shaped area at the base of your fingernails... and that's the only part of the fingernail I'm talking about today. Ideally, you want 8 of your 10 fingernails to have prominent lunula. Fewer than 8 prominent lunulas on the fingernails may be an indication of low cellular oxygen or poor circulation overall.
Lunula size also differs among different ethnic groups, and they are commonly absent on children. Keeping an eye on “normal” within your individual body is what’s important. Changes in size of the lunula are ultimately what should raise a hairy eyebrow. Overall, if the lunulas grow in size to cover more than ⅓ of the nail bed, if may indicate an ongoing endocrine disorder or cardiovascular issue. If the lunulas have almost disappeared , it may indicate low blood pressure, a weakened immune system, thyroid gland disorder or a vitamin (B12) deficiency.
The overall color of the lunulas are important too (taking into consideration…. Did you squish it with a hammer recently?!?😣)
Gray: severe fatigue, digestion disorders, and possible nutrient deficiencies
White: healthy and natural. Should be several shades lighter than skin tone.
Purple: poor circulation and lack of oxygen.
Pink: may indicate lower levels of physical activity and lung function
Black: a common symptom of heavy metal poisoning
Half pink/ Half white accompanied by a thinner darker band of color: possible kidney dis-ease.
Moving on to each finger......
Pinky Finger: the lunula should be nearly invisible. Its appearance may be an indication of the function of small intestines, kidneys, and heart.
Ring Finger: the lunula should be prominent, and may be related to the health of the reproductive and lymphatic systems, and to a lesser extent, the digestive system.
Middle Finger: should also be prominent, and may be related to the health of your brain and vascular system. If your lunula is absent on this finger, it may indicate a potential issue with blood vessels or higher blood pressure.
Index Finger: should also be prominent. If it is tiny or nearly gone, it may indicate issues with your intestine or pancreas (get your glucose checked! Home meters are very inexpensive and do not require a prescription). A tiny or absent lunula on this finger may also indicate a chronic (not acute) upper respiratory dis-ease.
Thumb: should also be prominent, but not more than 25% of your nail bed. It may be an indication of the workings of the lung and spleen.
Matthew 24:28 contains an interesting proverb. “For wherever the carcass is, there will be vultures gathered.” There is a wise lesson here. Seeing one clue does not mean much….. until you put them together with many clues (the difference between one vulture flying over head vs several circling). Clue gathering is a talent, but it’s one we can ALL cultivate…. After all, our ancestors did it with little to no formal education!
Let’s have some fun……...knowing what your lunulas just “told” you, how did what they say align with what you already know about your body? AND, which YL essential oils or supplements is your body asking for based upon these clues?
(www.goodmedicine.info) 👈 If you'd like more information in an individualized coaching format, 2021 is the year to do it!
PS: Do not interpret this post as medical advice.... My intention is not to diagnose, treat, or cure anyone…. only to raise awareness that you are the lone CEO of your body, and you can easily gather the tools to build a healthier life! Consider making 2021 your year to learn to read the roadmap that is your body!
Is anyone else out there all excited about the 'Christmas Star' we will get to see tonight? Dec 21st is the darkest (darkest because it's the longest) night of the year.
I'm not well versed in astronomy, although I do love dark nights and stargazing.... Saturn and Jupiter (the two biggest planets) are going to be the visibly closest together they've been in over 800 years.
Praying for clear skies tonight to see this beauty. NASA recommends looking towards the low southwest about an hour after sunset. For those of us in north Texas, sunset happens at 5:23pm today..... so head on outside around 6:20pm CST and take a look!
(I'm attaching a link that offers a live stream of the event courtesy of the Lowell Observatory. It starts at 6pm CST if it's hard to see the night sky wherever you are: https://astronomy.com/.../jupiter-and-saturn-will-form...
xoxo ~ liz
(Why am I grateful to Young Living, and how does this play a part in viewing the star tonight? 🧐 I've spent the majority of my life behind a pharmacy counter unable to participate in small... but big things... like this. God and YL have given me the second half of my life to participate instead of being sidelined by employee duty. 🙌)
'Rona Va((ine and Potential "bonus" effects video cliff notes: (Below this post is the link to the video)
I've notated key minute mark points in the video if you don't have time to watch the whole thing, but are curious about a specific topic within the video. That said, the entire contents is important, so put your (preferably air tube) ear buds in and listen to it while you are doing chores or driving!
@3:50 Dec 10th 2020: Pfizer Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee Meeting findings.
Page 41 of this document: Serious adverse events, including death.
A total of 2 vaccine enrolled participants died. Both were over 55yrs old (not being reported by mainstream media).
😵Non fatal "bonus" effects noted:
@6:00 British regulatory committee (our FDA equivalent) recommend people who have had serious allergic reactions to medicines, vaccines, or food avoid the vaccine. Pregnant women and children have also been advised against taking the shot.
@7:30 no studies have been performed regarding ‘rona va((ine and interaction with any medications people might be on. (My thoughts: I would find this particularly troubling with the medications classified as biologics…. And often used in autoimmune disorders)
@8:05 Effects on Fertility: Unknown. No tests have been done on pregnant women. (My thoughts:...... and therefore, their offspring. Logic is important here!)
@8:42 4 early vax volunteers developed Bell’s Palsy (partial paralysis of one side of face)
@9:15 most side effects appear to happen after the second dose, but long term effects still remain unknown, AND WILL REMAIN UNKNOWN, until millions have gotten theirs. (My thoughts: how many years were drugs like Darvocet, Vioxx, DES , and Thalidomide [ ….pulled from the market for severe birth defects ….. Now on the market again, but with stricter guidelines for use] on the market, and how many people received the medications before the side effects showed up?
@11:24 “there will be strokes and heart attacks” because we are vaccinating a vulnerable population’. Yet….. the media is saying this will just be coincidental. Nothing to see here…. Move along. #doyourresearch
@12:00 yay. Govt regulators (ie: FDA) have plans to closely monitor the va((inated over the next two years…. Ie: expect surveillance of the jabbed.
@12:45 Important: slide/graphic of possible adverse event outcomes. (My thoughts: compare these long term side effects with a short term infection of the 99.97% survival rate ‘rona and come to your own conclusions).
@14:33 live coverage of govt meeting….. Note: they will be actively monitoring for events that include fetal deaths and infant outcomes. (My thoughts: not that there’s any going back once these events are recognized)
@15:30 What’s going on this flu season? According to the CDC, as of December 3rd 2020, REPORTED FLU HOSPITALIZATIONS are too low at this time to generate an estimate……. (My thoughts: folks, the CDC says the flu just isn’t here this year. And if you believe that, I’ve got a tropical island to sell you in Iceland)
@15:36 Positive association between ‘rona deaths and those who are getting the flu va((ine this year. (My thoughts: I’ve said this in earlier posts….. Don’t do it! This is one of the large reasons I left corporate retail pharmacy in September. I made a pledge to do no harm ….ie: Hippocratic oath…. when I became a pharmacist 30 years ago. My oath is my word, and I would rather not be paid than to go against that oath.)
@17:30 Reminder--- There is no liability for vaccine manufacturers thanks to a law that went into effect in 1986.... only a fund paid for by taxpayers that is woefully inadequate for those who are injured for life..... vaccine makers get off scotfree regardless of outcome. (My thoughts: that’s right folks……. If you or a loved one are injured by a vaccine, there is no real compensation plan in place. This would be like driving thru Dallas during rush hour on a daily basis, and no drivers having any liability insurance. You are #onyourown should you choose to say yes to the vaks)
Two of the most well known essential oils, 💧Frankincense and 💧Myrrh, pretty much owe their claim to fame to three wise men over 2000 years ago. Now that’s some kind of successful advertising campaign! 😉
I’ve been celebrating this Christmas season by walking thru a 25 day devotional, “The Soul Felt its Worth”. Each morning has been like an Advent calendar for me as I learn history and relevant Bible verses and theology expressed through 25 traditional Christmas carols.
As I write this, I’m on day 11: “We Three Kings”.....written in 1857 by American clergyman John Henry Hopkins Jr. Spoiler alert…. The Bible never put a number on the wise men who travelled to see infant Jesus ….. Nevertheless, this carol is where we get the 3 kings/wise men from!
Although it’s considered a Christmas hymn, “We Three Kings” is really a poetic tribute to Jesus’ whole life, with Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh representing some very key attributes:
“Born A King on Bethlehem’s plain
Gold I bring to crown Him again
King forever, ceasing never
Over us all to reign.”
Gold (referenced in verse 3) has been a sign of royalty, wealth, and power since nearly the beginning of time. Giving the gift of gold to Jesus was an acknowledgement to the birth of the King of Kings.
“Frankincense to offer have I
Incense owns a Deity nigh
Prayer and praising, all men raising
Worship Him, God most high”
💧Frankincense was used in the temple as an incense and anointing oil, and was a symbolic acknowledgement of God and spiritual leadership. (You will be learning so much about the historic healing properties of Frank and Myrrh next week! Stay tuned!!❤ )
“Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume
Breathes of life of gathering gloom
Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying
Sealed in the stone-cold tomb.”
💧Myrrh had many historical uses, including that as a key embalming agent. Its name comes from the word ‘marar’ which means bitterness. For myrrh oil to be attained, the tree’s heartwood must be pierced/tapped allowing the gum resin to trickle out in red droplets called 'tears'. The gift of myrrh symbolizes Jesus’ earthly a bitter death and subsequent burial. .
And finally, the phrase “Guide us to Thy perfect Light” in verse 2 leads us to the truth of the matter. The kings/magi-astronomers were looking for something far more significant than the bright star they were following. They were looking for THE Light. ☀️
God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. ~ I John 1:5.
Enjoy the journey this coming week friends!
You'll never know something sometimes until you dig. Several years ago, I read a book that opened my eyes to the truth about some of the ingredients in vaccines. Since then, I've read everything I could get my paws on, and this knowledge is a large part of my walk away story from corporate pharmacy after 30 years in the business.
It IS true that, in 2012, the FDA voted to allow the use of human fetal cells and adult human tumor cells in vaccines, despite knowing that the end result might ultimately result in cancer for the recipient of the vaccine.
Cell lines are not listed as "fetal tissue" in a vaccine ingredient list.... this is where you'll have to put your Sherlock Holmes hat on and get to digging. For example, the ingredient, PER-C6, looks harmless enough right? It does, until you do the aforementioned digging and realize it's a fetal cell line from the eyeball of an 18 week old aborted human fetus. "They" take these cells from aborted fetus tissue (and there are several lines... I'm just mentioning one here) and manipulate them until they grow fast,furiously, and forever. Oncologists call cells like this cancer.
If you'd like to read more about this, head on over to The Children's Health Defense website or Facebook page. Advocate and freedom fighter Robert F. Kennedy Jr. just released a really interesting article about this very thing.
In the meantime friends, I promise you this....... it will always be easier to avoid illness than to regain health.
I've been diving in to the history behind some of our well known "vintage" Christmas carols this December. Some of you may have seen them in my FB stories. (I'm doing my best to highlight one per day). 🎄 It's been so interesting and I've gained a much greater appreciation for songs and their backstage stories.
Today's archeological dig was especially compelling because it seems like it could have been written this year, and I wanted to share.
🎶" I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day" 🎶was written as a poem in the middle of our country's Civil War in 1863 by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
His wife of 18 years had just passed away unexpectedly, and his son had gone to fight for the freedom of all men to parts unknown. Longfellow was notified by telegram on December 1st, that his son was seriously wounded at a battle during the Mine Run Campaign. He was emotionally devastated by both events and the stress of everyday life during war time.
Yet in his deepest despair, he retained his devout faith in Christ.
As I read thru the verses of the original song (some of the modern versions have been altered), I was struck by these two in particular:
🎶'And in despair I bowed my head;
"There's no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,
and mocks the song
Of peace on earth, good will to men!"
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:
"God is not dead, nor doth he sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,
The Right prevail,
With peace on earth, good will to men."🎶
Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
God's not dead friends. He's very much alive and He corrects injustices in His own timing. Keep the faith. Goodness and loving kindness will ultimately prevail. ❤️🇺🇸🙏
I'll forever see this Christmas carol in a different way. May the peace that passes all understanding be with you today!
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!