Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you…”
I have been asked quite a bit lately to revisit some of the ‘short cuts’ to health. This page, if you go back far enough (it would take you a few weeks…) has all sorts of valuable health tips from diet to the right supplements to particular health issues, often urgent ones that it seems the entire health system has been unable to solve.
Below is a ‘cheat’ list – or shortcut – as old as Creation – to simple steps and benefits – things you can do at home, almost without thinking about it – nothing too difficult and often with things you have in your pantry/fridge/garden.
The mission statement of my work has always been to never be beholden to any institution, corporation or body which controls any advice I may offer, against my will (or His will) – and is always about ethics and equality/rights of all living creatures – for this reason I never recommend anything that involves cruelty or suffering at someone else’s expense – or anything with the hidden side effect list which is always attached to pharmaceutical care.
Please save this list – print it off if you like – and use it to make effective changes to your family’s health. Apologies ahead if it seems scattered and confusing in places – there is just so much to share – and so much in our modern lives that needs changing – it can get messed up!
EPSOM SALTS – aka magnesium sulphate – mineral salts are mentioned in varying forms, over 40 times in the Bible – there are many forms and are a necessity of life; used as a seasoning, preservative, disinfectant, during ceremonial offerings – even as a unit of exchange. It signifies permanence, loyalty, durability, fidelity, usefulness, value and purification.
This form of salt is the draining mineral, used in magnoplasm and in internal medical treatments as well as alternative treatments to drain toxins, clean up the lymphatics and remove infection. My favourite way to use it (apart from the garden!) is to bathe in it – as hot as you can bear – yes, it will make you very sleepy (for those who find it difficult to sleep….) – the water may even end up with a yellow or otherwise dirty tinge as your capillaries open up and everything from chemicals to infection is leeched away.
From an iridological point of view, I have seen very toxic irises become very clear in a relatively short period of time just by bathing in it once or twice a week. If you don’t have a bath, make a hot foot bath (top up with hot water [carefully] as you become used to the temp) and soak for as long as you like – watching TV, added to a foot spa etc. Not only will it help with dry skin but if you have noticed your feet or ankles swelling during the day, it is because gravity draws toxins down and fluid is drawn to the area to try and flush it, hence the ‘fluid’ retention. E salts will pull the waste away and let the vital fluids return to where they are meant to be. This is perfect especially for people with a lot of cellulite, skin disorders, internal infections and so on.
LEMON DETOX – (aka citron in the Bible) – first mentioned during Moses’ time, in the feast of the tabernacles. It is known as the goodly fruit and seeds have been found dating back 4000 years. It symbolises hope, fertility, abundance and trust. Biblically, those who do not feel joy, those who constantly yearn for something, are anxious and restless, those who cannot sleep at night – and if we consider all of this, it is about rebalance and restoration – and in health terms, our pH which affects every system of the body – too low equals inflammation, pain and illness.
This is THE fruit of an Edenic lifestyle. Most people do not realise that we are not meant to eat a lot of fruit as the sugar is as bad for our health long term as the white poison itself – on that note, ‘fat’ does not cause obesity, over eating carbohydrates is the real criminal here. That includes fruit sugars. And for those of us who are fruit-a-holics, this is a difficult thing to consider.
Lemon is usually seen as acidic but its action on the body is to alkalise it. Yes, I know, but something you learn in natural health is opposites are often the norm (eg – homœopathics). The best thing you can do for your body in the morning is take an alkaline drink. Even if it is all you do for a while. This is the number one tonic. There are many ways to do it – in cold water, warm water or even hot water instead of tea/coffee. I like it in soda water, or even with Himalayan salt and psyllium added for extra detox and electrolyte purposes. It sets your digestion up for the day and has positive effects on everything from your skin to your bones – even your brain.
ALKALISING BICARB DETOX – another form of salt; mentioned in Jeremiah as a cleanser/purifier – arguably my favourite health tip, bicarb of soda (also known as baking soda) is the number one mineral you can add to your body. Too numerous to mention in one article (see my post at getting your pH right), bicarb will flush your digestion, your blood, lymph, strengthen your bones, clean your skin, improve your circulation, and much more – basically, it can keep you alive when things look grim; yes, even in many terminal situations.
Just one flat teaspoon morning and night will take the place of many medications. In my house, we use it for colds, flu, infections, upset stomach, aches and pains, headaches, really anything that might pop up. Basically, if you are pH neutral it is difficult, some say impossible, to be sick at all. Dissolved best in hot water, allowed to cool and drink. Some like it in lemon water or soda water as it masks the dreaded taste – but don’t let a few seconds of gagging stop you from doing the most beneficial thing you could possibly do!
ELECTROLYTE ENERGY SALTS – It is no wonder why salt is mentioned as much in the Bible as gold. A good, Edenic salt contains all the micro minerals/elements that our blood and cells need for vital health – and energy.
Firstly, throw out any table salt you have in the house. Even recent studies have shown that what was once a healthy thing to do; eating salt, can now be full of dangers. Salt is no longer healthy – high levels of mercury and lead, pollution and even radioactive contaminants can be found now in most table salts. Pink Himalayan salt – dirty river or pure sea salt and Celtic salt – these are amazing tonics and yes, you could even make a sports/energy drink using them along with lemon juice and water.
If you have an upset stomach, miss a meal, need a pick-me-up or even just want to keep your blood pure, use this salt liberally – yes, even if your doctor has told you to avoid salt. Processed table salt is toxic to your health – but a coloured or dirty salt is pure medicine at its finest. In fact, if you have a high level of sodium in your body (fluid, heart disease, kidney disease etc) by taking these health-giving salts daily, you will physically flush the waste sodium from your body!
VITAMIN D FOR FREE – Malachi 4:2 – But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture.
As a former serial sunglass offender, I discovered some time ago I was low in vitamin D. As I am not a fan of most D supplementation (thrown in the same bin as calcium, iron and folate supplements) I knew there had to be something I was doing wrong to have a low level of something so simple. Did you know, 98% of the vital rays you NEED to make your own vitamin D is absorbed via your pupils? So, unless you live in a nation where there is no sun (Antarctica/Norway, etc) or have no eyes, you can make your own D for free. All it takes is 15 minutes a day WITHOUT sunnies!
As a blue eyed individual I found it almost impossible to do this. But the alternative is worse. So I stuck at it – and now, unless I am out in the sun all day, I don’t wear sunnies. And wouldn’t you know it, it only took a few weeks until my D levels were through the roof. PS I also don’t wear sunblock unless it is going to be an all-dayer… I can hear the gasps about skin cancer – the causes of this insidious and cruel disease are more chemical than natural and even though researchers know this, it doesn’t make money…
SLIPPERY ELM – an internal balm, thought to be the terebinth tree in the Bible, under which Abraham entertained 3 angels. It is soothing – in fact, one of the most soothing and lubricating balms in Creation. If taken or applied, it can offer such relief from inflammation and pain, without side effect, that not even strong opiates can match.
This is one of my favourite herbal preparations. You can buy it in powder form and it’s simple to take. Mix one teaspoon in a glass of warm water – it takes a little getting used to, but you wont regret it – especially if you have stomach pains, IBS, digestive issues, brittle bones, respiratory issues, internal inflammation or anæmia. It puts a lining on the entire digestive tract, stopping inflammatory pain like nothing I have ever seen. Also, it heals the lining of the small intestines – the place where red blood cells are meant to be made, taking the pressure from the bone marrow which has already pushed D and calcium/magnesium out into the soft tissues – resulting in both anæmia and brittle bones as well as rheumatism and bone spurs. A bonus is that Slippery Elm is a mucosa soothing herb – meaning if you have respiratory issues or infections, or even muscular problems – or reproductive issues – this herb will find its way and soothe pain and inflammation in no time.
GINGER – possibly introduced by wise men and women from Asia, records from Biblical times show it was nibbled on to soothe the stomach.
I’d always avoided this herb even in my early days of studying herbal medicine. Then, at an international health symposium that I’d helped chair, I met an astounding doctor from Venezuela whose thesis had been on the properties of ginger. Most people think of that (unhealthy) glacéd version or powder or to flavour Chinese food. There is a hospital where this woman worked, with an entire wing dedicated to the research and prescription of ginger and her notes left me wanting to follow her and dedicate my practice to just one plant!
From reproductive issues, to cancer, to flu (bathing in hot water with a few tablespoons of the powder will break the flu and allow the body to heal) to muscle and bone – even nerve inflammation. In fact, when my daughter was gravely ill with CFS, ginger was the only thing that gave her relief from the abdominal pain and internal organ swelling. It makes a good tea, a good addition to soda water, eat it to increase your immunity. I always have a bag or two of the spice and fresh ginger in the fridge. If you have soil suitable for growing it, plant some today.
PSYLLIUM cleansing – due to a pure, organic high fibre diet in Biblical times, there was no need to supplement with laxatives. But who of you eats Biblically? Yet purging is mentioned 23 times in the Bible – so even if eating well, as in purely, we need to make a big deal of purging! So what do we do, when we cannot do the most basic cleansing process? We go and get something chemical from the pharmacy?!
There is nothing like this herbal! Most of us see it as just a bowel cleansing medicine – yes, it is, but it dissolves fat, cleans up blood, flushes toxins and much more. Don’t sprinkle it on your food – especially if you have a chronic constipation issue. Instead, soak it overnight in a tall glass of water – I use a pint glass. If you don’t have time, soak it for at least half an hour. Stir and add more water if needed and drink. If you have an issue which sees you on the toilet for much of the day, then this will also work – it bulks up the bowel, absorbs the waste and draws water to the bowel, flushing it away and rebalancing your digestion.
CLAY – there are over 30 mentions of clay in the Bible. Jesus even used it for healing.
This mineral has been overlooked for too long. Okay so some people use it as a face mask or body skin treatment, but so much more can be done! If you dissolve a heaped teaspoon in water and drink it, not only are more minerals added to your body, but toxic matter is drawn out – it also absorbs fat. If you make a mix of equal parts coconut oil, bicarb and bentonite clay (if you know a driller, ask them for a cup – or buy it from garden suppliers) it is one of the best tooth polishes and remineralisation agents. In fact, it would do away with the need for toothpaste.
Herbal Teas – often dismissed as witchcraft from Medieval times, we are literally robbing ourselves of vital health simply by not using herbs in cooking and drinking habits. The very first thing I studied when I decided to leave medicine, was herbs of the Bible. This is a vast matter in and of itself but this is a very good start – http://www.asian-recipe.com/herbs/biblical-herbs.html
There are many, many more budget and free tips available throughout this blog. Please use them!