A Quick Update

So far, since using my colloidal silver solution, my own eyes are feeling so much better (I have a torn vitreous), and I am spraying the solution on my itchy places and on a benign cancer I have (don’t want to go through the cutting and scraping again when it just grows back). The itch has stopped, and the growth went from a charcoal to taupe in three days. I am impressed. Now I’m going to attack some skin tags. I have also started sipping a little…it tastes good, like fresh rain. I love it.

I do a lot of volunteering with the marginalized community as well as give treatments using complementary therapies for our local hospice, so I come into contact with a lot of people with various illnesses. I can’t give my colloidal silver out to hospice patients, of course, but to the folks on the street or in rooming houses who cannot afford much of anything, I am giving this out as they need it. I just gave one friend what would have cost $180 in the health food store, because it cost me less than $3.00! He is battling cancer as well as diabetes, but his wife is in a wheelchair and they cannot get the help they need from community nursing. He was grateful to try anything that might help him keep his strength up so he can care for her.

Another gentleman, a widower I know, has two cancers, one being on his skin. He’s been using it on facial lesions that won’t heal, and he says it is helping. All I know is two weeks ago I was worried, he was fading so fast and turning grey, now he seems much better again and has some colour back. If he wants to try drinking it, he’ll get his own big bottle, too.

But I am getting used to this sort of thing. Maybe it’s just having someone to care about you, but it seems whenever I get end-stage folks and do treatments, my assignment often runs out before they do…then months later I am called back in. And I know the power of herbs when people not getting treatments will actually used them. There are amazing cures the physicians know nothing about – but there is no money in that, is there!

(If you have premenopausal floods, is there a fast stop to that! No hysterectomy, no chemical castration, as I was offered. Just an herbal stop to it all. Just get in touch with me of the famous herbalist in the US, Susan Weed.)

In fact I once taught someone how to nurse a friend after the surgeon gave up and just closed her back up. I loaned them some heavy duty texts and gave them a regimen of raw fruits and juices to try with her friend. They followed it religiously, and a month later the surgeon and oncologist were stumped as they couldn’t find any cancer. She was still alive and thriving a year later. Meanwhile another woman i heard about at the same time and much younger, was told to only eat Ensure and tapioca by her oncologist. I shared how well the ‘dying’ woman was doing, but the mutual acquaintance there would not go against the doctor and feed her raw fruits and juices with the much needed enzymes, and she succumbed within a few weeks (as the other woman was supposed to have done) leaving a young child and husband behind.

I guess the Lord either wants me to be encouraged by His wondrous love, or give many of the people I’ve personally come across to have just a little more time here, because I have certainly been blessed to have such lovely folks in my life who seem to do so well after just a little tender loving care.

Soon…

 

 

 

Make Your Own Colloidal Silver

I was in the doctor’s office some time ago, and overheard a very good-looking but obviously ill young man telling a friend his disability worker was cutting off his funding for the colloidal silver that had been keeping him going. I felt heartbroken by this, because Big Pharma has no interest in healing people, just making money from their pain by monitoring and controlling symptoms. And the AMA and CMA have signed off on this approach as well.

What really angers me is that the research done by natural health practitioners is largely ignored until money can be made from their discoveries. Weed has been known to help reverse cancer since the 70’s but how do you make money from a weed? So now Big Pharma wants to criminalize the use of herbal cannabis so they can sell more synthetic crap for a huge buck. And that won’t heal.

A few years have gone by since I overheard the young man. I now am retired and work with four missions, and a few people I care about are on the decline from cancer and other illnesses. And I myself am slowing down, so I thought it would not hurt to have some colloidal silver in the house. What a shock to see how bloody expensive this stuff is, so I have decided to make my own and give it to anyone I know who wants it to see if it will help. Because the stuff is so CHEAP to make…

So what I am doing for external use only is, wrapping two wires around the terminals of a 9-volt battery so they don’t touch. Alligator clips and electrical wires of red and black are good, if you are good with playing with electricals, but not absolutely necessary.

In a sterile container put 1 cup of steam-distilled water and a scant half teaspoon of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt – DO NOT USE IODIZED TABLE SALT (that stuff with its nasty take on iodine is about as healthy as the wheat products you buy that are heavily laced with Monsanto’s Roundup here in North America). This will give you the saline solution you need for some arcane chemical reason.

Ensuring the two 99.999 colloidal quality silver wires do not touch (or it will short out the battery), lower the wires into the saline. Crossing the mouth of the jar with a skewer to stabilize the battery might be helpful.

Immediately you will see tiny bubbles and a white smoke arise. This is good. Leave it for an hour, or even overnight if you want a higher amount in solution, but do your research on how to use it. You can learn more From Tony…check out some great videos on remedying ways to reverse or cure what ails you at youtube.com/user/HerbsPlusBeadWorks . Tony is a bit of an acquired taste, but for my money, he is the best herbalist in Canada (my favourite American herbalist is Susan Weed). He has proven far more helpful to me than my own physician.

I have tried his remedies when I can make them and gosh-darn it all, if they don’t work. I weaned off some medications prescribed for fibromyalgia by using some of his honey pastes until I got the correct regimen for Vitamin D3 therapy underway (yes, that works very well for the depression and helps with fibro fog). But the biggie for me was his tooth-building mouthwash. I would encourage anyone to get off the commercial toothpastes laden with the SLS that rip your gum tissues apart, and use use his solution. Not that I’ve used commercial toothpaste in years, but my gums, which were stripped years ago, have grown back, and my teeth have tightened up considerably since I began using it, regardless of the bone loss with which I was diagnosed.

Anyway, I hope this musing helps someone. I only wish it could help that young man.

Quick & Easy Help For Rosacea

Now that the summer sun and pollution are revving up, you can use this simple recipe that some of my clients say really helps within a couple of days. Make some…

Rosacea Tea

1 Chamomile teabag (or 1 t. loose herb)
1 t. dried parsley (or a full sprig of fresh, if you have it)
1/2 c. boiling water

Take the boiling water off the heat and let it sit for just a moment, as leaves and blossoms don’t need the higher heat that tea leaves, roots and stems do. Add your herbs and let them steep for four minutes, then strain into a glass jar and allow to cool.

Take a cotton cloth, wet it and as a compress, lay it across your face for a few moments a couple of times a day. This will help the inflamed capillaries externally.

For nutritional support on the inside, put a heaping teaspoonful of turmeric into your diet every day. In soups, salad dressings, rice, mayonnaise for sandwiches and salads, just get it in there. Or before bedtime, make

Golden Milk

1 c. very hot milk (heat releases turmeric’s power)
1 t. of turmeric
1 t. raw honey

If you have achy joints, you will find that turmeric soothes them as well. I find that 400 mg. of SAM-e with the daily turmeric regimen is also very helpful with inflammation of the joints.

If you have a real problem with turmeric, try its cousin, ginger root.

About Purchasing Essential Oils

IMO Best retail essential oils:

AromaForce … http://www.avogel.ca/en/brands/aromaforce.php

Aura Cacia … HTTPS://www.auracacia.com/

Eden’s Garden … https://www.edensgarden.com/

IMO Best aromatherapy courses:

Aromahead (U.S.) … HTTPS://www.aromahead.com/

Institute of Aromatherapy (Canada) … http://www.classicaromatherapy.com/

About Wholesalers

If you are purchasing your essential oils wholesale, ask for a ‘GCMS’ (proof of gas chromagraphy and mass spectrometry testing). A good wholesaler will have their oils tested and offer the graphs, with legible results, to their customers. Why?

Wholesalers buy their oils where they can, and what they can afford. If a company is short on an oil in high demand, they may have to go to a foreign supplier that buys up whatever lots they can, and wait. Some of these agents are upright and ethical, and some are not. Some will send your distributor a sample of good quality oil, then fill the drum with substandard oil. Bringing in oils from Asia is time-consuming and costly, and lawsuits difficult; and some companies will take advantage of North American companies that way.

So cut to the chase and ask for the GCMS right away, and then check those constituents. The things that have been found in essential oils range from canine feces, tobacco, insects, to naturally-derived and synthetic aroma chemicals. Naturally-derived constituents are added to blends like Lavender 40/42 to bring those constituent levels up for marketing purposes, when the original idea was to sell the best quality of Lavender Oil having those constituent levels naturally.

And You also want it right in the paperwork that the wholesaler is a member of the right ethical organizations, an ISO company, and has the certifications in writing for the oils you are purchasing.

Regarding certain retail distributors especially the ‘multi-level marketing companies’, Google their names, ‘FDA warning’ and Dr. Pappas’ as search terms, and you will learn what you need to about them.

And please remember that in North America, it is illegal to prescribe the internal use of an essential oil unless you are 1) licensed to prescribe, and 2) have certification in clinical aromatherapy. If someone is telling you to take these oils internally because their boss told them that, DON’T!!! You can find out how many ER visits and deaths have been made because of the ingestion of essential oils.

Natural Dental Care

You go to the dentist, they clean your teeth, then send you home with a new tube of toothpaste. Six months later you are back in their chair, and here is at least part of the reason why.

The next time you find yourself holding a tube of toothpaste, read the ingredients. One will likely be sodium lauryl sulfate. If so, throw it into your cleaning basket for scrubbing grout in your bathroom or for ring-around-the-collar in your laundry. That is an industrial-strength detergent originally developed for cleaning munitions factory floors during the war, so they wouldn’t have to miss a shift over mopping the grease up. They could just spray down the floor during lunch break and run 24-hour shifts.

jimmy smiling  Nice teeth, Jimmy!

As a trans-dermal carrier for emergency situations, it’s a life-saver that passed out of the liver in four days. But if you are brushing your teeth with it, washing your hair with it, using body wash made with it, and washing your dishes without gloves, it is always in your liver. And the properties that make it trans-dermal shear cell walls away from each other, so your gums are not so firm and healthy as they could be.

If your gums are in really bad shape and you have deep pockets, toss the commercial toothpaste and do what the Aussies do; brush your teeth with Tea Tree Oil (but don’t swallow). Myrrh Essential Oil is also especially good for gums, so rub a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil diluted with 3 drops of an extra-virgin cooking oil onto your gums before you go to bed. Your gums should improve within a few weeks. But be advised that if you use the Tea Tree for too long, though, your teeth will start to discolour.

I used this regimen after my gums were surgically stripped, simply because it desensitized the now-exposed roots. But switching from commercial toothpaste, the gums grew back and have been healthy ever since. And my teeth are white.

So go to the health store and get a toothpaste without the sodium lauryl sulfate…or make your own tooth-care products.

Gentle Toothpaste

1 T. Bentonite Clay (for internal use)
1 T. Baking Soda
1 t. Glycerine (for internal use)
1 drop Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil

Mix together well, and apply to a clean toothbrush. If you have problems with your gums, use a drop of Tea Tree Oil and a drop of Myrrh Essential Oil instead. Not so tasty, but your gums will love you for it. When they improve, then use the Peppermint or Clove.

Tooth Whitener

1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)
1 T. Salt
1/4 t. Citric Acid
Hydrogen Peroxide, for internal use (in a spray bottle )

Put the dry ingredients into a small sterile jar. Dampen your brush with the Hydrogen peroxide and dip your brush into the powder and spritz it again if too dry. Brush your teeth with this until you have the degree of glaring brilliance you desire, then go back to using your more gentle toothpaste.

Happy Teeth

Toothache Oil

2 T. Almond Oil
2 Aspirin, ground very fine with a mortar and pestle
3 drops Clove Oil (from a pharmacy is best)

Mix and keep in a sterile dropper bottle. Put one drop on cavity or abscess as needed until the unhappy patient can get to the dentist.

Mouthwash
6 oz. Distilled Water
2 oz. Vodka
3 drops Peppermint or Clove Essential Oil
3 drops Thyme Essential Oil (during cold & flu season)

Keep this in a sterile food-grade plastic bottle, and use as needed.

HerbsPlusBeadWorks Tooth Restorer

2 c. water
1 t. TSP (Trisodium Phosphate)
1 T. Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate)

Shake it all up and swish a little in your mouth. I squirt this into the tank of my Waterpik and have been doing so for many months, It stopped my aging teeth from hurting and tightened them right up.
If the idea of using TSP concerns you, remember that you need some phosphate for strong bones and teeth. You will be amazed how quickly this works.

Thank you, thank you, Tony! Click on the link in this title to watch herbalist Tony’s instructional videos on YouTube. Especially if you want to learn how to make your own colloidal silver…

How Are You Feeling?

You or someone you love, may appreciate some of the following information…

Consider these for Fibromyalgia and other auto immune diseases (migraine, arthritis, etc.):

If you don’t get several hours of sunlight daily, or if you are depressed, you probably have a Vitamin D3 deficiency. Your physician will more than likely not have a clue as to the proper dosage rates, which are 2.5 mg Magnesium Citrate + 20 IU Vitamin D3 (per lb. Body Weight) daily. Vitamin D3 is a hormone we create when we get enough sunlight, and it underlies the production of the other hormones our body needs to maintain its balance; for example, under stress your adrenals get exhausted producing cortisol, and needs that D3 to help. The Magnesium acts as a carrier to the cells.

B12 deficiency robs people of energy and has similar symptoms to low thyroid. The B12 injections are made with synthetic chemicals and is inferior, but you can get a superior biological form called Methylcobalamine. This comes as a dissolving tablet taken sublingually (under the tongue), but the central molecule (think Cobalt) is too large to go through the oral membranes easily. However, it will go through nasal membranes, but if you cannot find the nasal gel form, you can make your own. An adult will usually need 3,000 mcg daily. Take a tablet and add a drop of water to it. Press this into a paste and smear it inside your nose. It is not that bad, but I do it before bedtime rather than in the morning.

Go off all forms of gluten for one week, and then have a slice of bread. Note how you feel 12-18 hours later if no digestive problems (like pain or bloating, etc.) have cropped up. If you feel still and achy, the gluten is probably inflaming your connective tissues, especially if you are lactose-intolerant.

A friend takes a spoonful of coconut oil and 2 cayenne capsules in the mornings to boost his energy. An older gentleman, he has more energy than the younger men with whom he plays hockey. I have to agree, when I do this, I do have much more energy.

For problems sleeping, you can now get good formulations of 5-HTP and Melatonin, precursors to seratonin. Take this the same time every night about 30 minutes before bedtime, and don’t drink any form of caffeine after 3:00 p.m. Your circadian rhythms should reset themselves in a few days. If the problem persists, you can order Leritone SR on line from NutriSante in Quebec. This is made from a long chain fatty acid, which was like a miracle for me. I had not been able to read or retain anything for a few years when I discovered this, and within a few days I was sleeping instead of restless dozing, and reading again and retaining the information. I only needed to take it for a few months. Ten years later, I want to revisit this.

Ginko Biloba will stimulate the brain if you have brain fog and memory problems. It can overstimulate the brain, so do be attentive when you use it.

Coconut Oil turns into energy very easily. It is mostly comprised of medium-chain triglycerides, a positive type of fat that our brains need, and if we eat low-fat diets, may be starving for. In fact, there is some evidence that 3 tsp. Daily may help with Alzheimer’s. People in the Philippines apply it topically for backaches, and because it is a ‘drying’ oil, it is soothing on the skin without promoting the over-production of sebum. Non-comedogenic, it is also used in face and body creams for people with skin problems; in acne, it actually helps to dissolve the matter in clogged pores.

Finally, Lithium Orotate in very small dosages (10 mg. Of elemental Lithium) have shown to act as a prophylactic against Alzheimer’s Disease. My mother died of this, and her mother had it, so I am taking it. Your pharmacist probably won’t know anything about it. It is available through Amazon.ca. You won’t feel anything different though you may feel a little calmer than usual, as if you had taken a cup of chamomile tea (Lithium Salts were used to calm angry people down in the olden days, and are still used with some severe personality disorders, but in dosages between 700 and 1,600 mg.).

Other helps from Ayurvedic medicine:

  • 1 tsp. Cumin will gently boost your metabolism if you are trying to lose weight.
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon helps to keep blood sugar level.
  • 1 tsp. Gelatin in water or juice will help with arthritic joints
  • 1 tsp. Tumeric is a natural anti-inflammatory that will not upset your stomach

Investigate the following yourself:

  • Cannabis Oil may help with otherwise uncontrollable pain and depression.
  • Hemp and Cannabis oils seem to be able to lock cancer cells from replicating.
  • Fresh flaxseed oil has be found by some researchers to be as affective in the treatment of certain breast cancers as radiation.
  • Apple seeds have a similar action on cancer cells as apricot kernels, but are less toxic.

If you find improvement, this is confirmation of what your body needs, not the dosage on the side of the bottle. Remember, your physician has little more understanding of nutrition than the man on the street, and may have only taken one semester of pharmacology in med school. The pharmaceutical companies grab med school drop-outs to train as sales personnel, so they speak with physicians as equals, who rely on them for biased information rather than on their own reading of published research. And rarely will you find a physician who follows the latest in naturopathic research. The AMA/CMA decries naturopathic approaches as non-scientific, but the truth is, pharmacological research cannot achieve standardized ‘scientific’ findings either, which is why advertising states ‘may cause … (negative) symptoms including death.

So I hope you will consider trying some of these more natural approaches.

If you did not appreciate receiving this, please let me know. I am not out to irritate anyone!

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Hello, all.

I am now officially retired from my overwhelmingly crazy job, and am now FREE!!! Which means I can now get back to the serious business of blogging and taking very short-term administrative contracts with Canadian soap and cosmetics companies and crafters to help them with their product MSDS/SDS, COA, labelling to Health Canada standards (yes, that means INCI names), and Quality & Regulatory documentation they might also need.

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Soothing Balm For Eczema

If you have struggled for years with eczema or psoriasis, you know how frustrating it is, especially when cold weather exacerbates it. Here is a balm I think you will like, though its ingredients may cost a bit to get you up and going.

100 ml Andiroba, Calendula or Oat Oil
25 ml Borage Oil
25 ml Rosehip Oil
15 ml Beeswax (or Castor Wax, if you are vegan)
50 drops Essential Oil Blend (see below).

  • Sterilize a small glass bottle.
  • Count out your 50 drops (25 if for a child) into the bottle.
  • Heat the oil in a small pot very gently, with the wax.
  • As soon as the wax is melted, take it off the heat.
  • When it just begins to cloud over, pour it into the bottle and cap.
  • Apply to lesions up to three times daily.

The EO blend will be made up of Chamomile, Cypress, Juniper Berry, and Sandalwood (so long as it is not weeping eczema).

Five drops of Melissa, if you have it, may be added to the 150 ml above, but you want very little as it is very powerful.

Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory and may be used in place of the blend (or as a part of it).

People with eczema and psoriasis are often stressed and deficient in B vitamins, so make sure to get whole grains into the daily diet, and make time for fun and relaxation.

3 Ointments

3 Ointments

The following ointments were three of my most popular ointments when I ran Nelsie’s Cupboard as a small online store…

I have been making Calendula Ointment for myself for many years. After my first pregnancy over 30 years ago I started to develop spider veins. I had found some calendula ointment at Thompson’s in Toronto, and the spider veins went away in three months. Meanwhile, I had two friends, Elaine and Bonnie, whose legs were in very bad shape with varicose veins from problem pregnancies, and both were slated for surgery. One had the surgery, but the other started using the ointment herself, and put off the surgery. A year later, the one with the surgery had lumpy scarred legs, and the other had smooth calves with a few blue vein endings showing here and there. These, however, were not noticeable at all under stockings within another year. 

Calendula Ointment (For varicose and spider veins) 

Over very low heat, simmer for 30 minutes: 

1 c. shortening/lard/lanolin 
1 c. dried organic calendula blossoms (I pulverize mine first) 

Strain into a clean, wide-mouthed jar, cover with lid (but do not tighten), and let sit until cold and set. Use up to three times a day on unsightly veins. You should see a difference in about three months, but this can be amazing. 

*** 
I made this one up for myself when, having fibromyalgia, my wrists and forearms started aching, and gave some to a friend slated for surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome. It decreased her pain within three weeks, when her father started using it on his arthritic joints. A family tug-of-war ensued, they both liked it so much. 

Ointment For Sore Joints/Carpal Tunnel 

Over very low heat, simmer for 30 minutes (do not pulverize the buds, but crush them): 

1 c. shortening/lard 
1/2 c. balm of Gilead (poplar buds) 
1/2 c. St. John’s wort 
3 drops lavender essential oil 

Strain into a clean, wide-mouthed jar, into which you have place the essential oil. Cover with lid (but do not tighten), and let sit until cold and set. Use up to three times a day on sore joints and tendons. This makes a rather smelly ointment, if you skip the essential oil. 

*** 
This one was a favourite in Quebec, where everyone seems to have large families. The comfrey speeds healing, and the chickweed soothes, but the children especially love its scent. 

Nelsie’s 3-C Ointment 

Over very low heat, simmer for 30 minutes: 

1 c. shortening/lard/lanolin 
1/3 c. calendula blossoms 
1/3 c. chickweed 
1/3 c. comfrey 
3 drops lemon balm essential oil 
1 drop lavender essential oil 

Strain into a clean, wide-mouthed jar, into which you have place the essential oil. Cover with lid (but do not tighten), and let sit until cold and set. Use up to three times a day on skin abrasions and itchies. 

*** 
Comfrey speeds internal healing so much that in the old books, we were advised not to use a poultice or ointment until the wound had been absolutely cleansed of any foreign matter, or it would be healed into the wound. I had used comfrey on kids for years, but once they run off and play, boo-boos are quickly forgotten and I never thought much about it except that it worked. I then saw evidence of the miraculous speed with which it heals. 

Monsieur Raymond, 69, had to have surgery for a hernia, and I drove him to the hospital and later, assisted him back home. I had brought some comfrey, and made a poultice of flannel dipped into the infusion and wrung out (1 tsp. of the dried herb in 1 cup of boiling water, infused for 10 minutes, then strained) and placed on his abdomen, now swollen, around the bandaging. It was not applied to the wound area itself. He took off the poultice after a short while, complaining it was too painful. The swelling had gone down, and there was a vivid blush on his abdomen. He then fell into a deep sleep, and was feeling much better by the time I left him and his employer. A couple of days later he told me he hadn’t used the poultice, he didn’t need it. I saw him a week later, when I was in town again and he was running about doing errands. I chastised him for not resting, as had his physician, but he proudly showed me his abdomen. One would have thought the surgery had been performed months ago, as the healing appeared complete. 

I had previously used the 3-C ointment on his employer’s broken foot, which she was walking on again within a month. She was an elderly infirm lady who could hardly walk without assistance before she had broken her foot, and seemed no worse for wear! 

Witch Hazel: Something Wonderful!

I think Witch Hazel is one of the most wonderful herbs on this planet. Aside from the fact it is a facial toner, reduces swelling, and has anti-inflammatory properties, it has talents that are lesser known.

Before I hit menopause, I suffered from what was commonly (and quietly) known as ‘the floods’. Nothing helped, and the doctors wanted to do a chemical castration with hormones that would leave me with a beard. I nixed that idea, and continued to ruin fabric chairs through overnight pads and Depends.

Then I read a book called, The Menopausal Years by herbalist Susan Weed, and was I ever glad I did. Witch Hazel tea, 3 cups a day, and the floods stopped, just like she said they would. So I consumed a fair amount of Witch Hazel every month, and it worked like a charm, and when menopause finally happened, it was a breeze. Even the hot flashes, kicking legs, and night sweats calmed down. 

Now I find, while doing research for DIY natural cleaning products, that it has anti-static properties for hair and fabrics. You just put Witch Hazel in a spray bottle and spritz your hairbrush, and clothes when they come out of the dryer.

If you want to make a spritz that is also an armoatherapeutic stress-reducing spray, add to it:

  • 1 drop Cypress Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
  • 2 drops Patchouli Essential Oil
  • 4 drops Sweet Orange

Just remember to shake before spraying!