Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Dad

Dad and Penny enjoying the sun.
Have you ever been the one in charge of helping a family member after a health crisis?  If so, then you know what I'm talking about - not fun.  It's been almost a year since my dad had his stroke.  Don't worry he is fine, in fact he is out in the ministry almost every day and even riding his bicycle around the   property.  But it was quite a road to get him here.
When we found out about dad's stroke Keith and I both knew I was going to be the one to handle this.  I'm one of eight children (four of which were already living on the compound with mom & dad ) but you know it always falls on one and it was my turn especially since I was the health researcher of the family.  So Keith and I moved back to California from our beautiful Kentucky.
When dad got home from the hospital (which they did absolutely nothing for him other than confirm the stoke and feed him bad food) I had a plan.  First of all I immediately started giving him DMSO with a little fresh squeezed orange juice.  You can read more about DMSO for stroke here, which by the way it should be absolutely criminal that the medical industry as a whole ignores it's incredible power to heal but that's another thread for later.
Second, I had to make sure he was not going to take any of the medications the hospital tried to put him on, and I mean none!  For information on how dangerous pharmaceuticals are watch this amazing and short health video to see what you're really dealing with when you go to doctors or take prescriptions. 

You obviously have to make your own health decisions, but have you ever seen anyone get better once they start prescriptions, chemo, are any other toxic "treatments" they're pushing.  I really feel sorry when I hear family or friends talk about their health problems and how they blindly trust their doctors.  I know once they get on that standard medical treadmill their life is over, whether is be all the medication side effects or unnecessary and harmful surgeries.  You are literally going to pay with your life while they take your money and steal your health - wake up!!!

Now to my third point of action - diet and supplements.  I have written many posts over the years about diet and if you just scroll back a bit you'll quickly get the point.  So once I made sure dad was on his daily green smoothies and not eating all the junk he so badly wanted (sorry dad, that muffin just isn't worth it) I set about getting him on the perfect combo of supplements to get him healed as fast as possible.  I know most people would just go down to WalMart or GNC to get some vitamins and think all is good.  But not all supplements were created equal and some are just plain junk.  So I set about researching both on line and by giving them to dad and watching the results.

After spending literally hundreds of dollars and countless hours I'm amazed at the very simple place we've come to now with dad's supplements.  I would load up dad's little weekly pill container and have to remind, nag, and fight with him to take the hand fulls of pills twice a day, and he wasn't too thrilled about it either.  I also gave several liquid supplements a try and we were seeing some results.  He was improving, losing weight, eyesight getting better, and his hair was growing like crazy.

But I knew to keep this up I would have to find a simpler way.  That's when I came across this amazing video!  I strongly recommend you watch this and share it.  Yes, it's over two hours long but well worth the time invested.  It was this very powerful information on why we need all 90 vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that led me to ordering  Beyond Tangy Tangerine for dad.  The results were amazing and very fast.  He is far more alert, confident, and way less emotional.  And it is not a hassle now, all dad does is mix the powder in water and he can even do it himself!  
Like I said earlier, I'm the one here in charge of dad's health.  We can all see the results but I wanted more proof that what I was doing for dad was the right decision.  I booked him an appointment with a local doctor who specializes in natural medicine to get dad a Zyto scan, you can check out where we went here.  If he was lacking in anything or if there was something I was missing the scan would show it.  Well the results are in!  Dad is great on all his levels and the only minor issue is he needs to get back on digestive enzymes (my bad) and crank up the omega 3 (my bad too).
So with a little adjusting I think Dad is on the right track with his diet and supplements.  Now if I can only get him to exercise!  I would say if you don't know where to start just order the Healthy Start Pack here and judge for yourself.  Yes, these products are not cheap.  But do you really want to take cheap vitamins or eat cheap food?  Remember - results are everything!

I am not trying to sell you anything, just trying to save you all the time and money I went through to come to this conclusion.  Let me also be clear, these supplements aren't the only ones in the world and I'm sure there are a few other good ones out there.  Do the research and prove it to yourself.  And please write us and tell us what you found and what your results are, good or bad, we can take it.

The more I research and learn I am convinced most if not all our health issues are the result of lacking minerals, vitamins, and nutrients.  We are a country that is over fed and under nourished.  Yes eating good is critical and cutting out all the processed junk pushed on us today is going to help, but you still need to supplement.  My next post will be a fun one - my new favorite kitchen stuff!  So stay tuned!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

I promise.

I will work on me for you.  Let me repeat, I will work on me for you.  Have you ever thought of it that way?  Have you ever said "I care about you so much that I promise to make myself the best I can be in every way."  We tend to think of focusing on ourselves as selfish, especially in the busy and demanding lifestyle of today.  But did you ever stop to think of the incredible benefits of working on your self?  How much more would your family and friends enjoy and benefit from you if you take care of yourself?  Wouldn't your husband love to come home to a wife that is happy and told him about what a great day you had instead of complaining about everything wrong with you or why you can't do something?
That means never being sick, in pain, tired, depressed, overweight, or messed up in any way.  You at your best all the time!  How many events have you been to when all you think about is how bad you felt or how fat you looked - what a waste!  Just think what you could offer to your marriage, children, friends, etc.  We spend waaaay too much time with sick days, depressed days, or just overall not being 100%.  Granted perfection is not possible in this system but could we be better, a lot better?  Isn't it worth it, both in time and money, to be at your best all the time?  

So what does that mean?  Just like we have experienced, you have to prove it to yourself.  I've had friends ask me over the years to just tell them what or how they should eat or what supplements they should take.  Almost every time they will do it for a short time and then go back to their old habits.  If they don't take the time to learn and prove it to themselves it won't stick.  

So I'm asking you, why don't you take the time to make yourself better?  I'm going to be presenting some information that I have not only learned about but have taken the time to do it and see the results.  I love experimenting on myself first so I can be confident about what I'm telling you.  I encourage you to look into what I'm saying and feel free to challenge it or try it yourself.  As I've said before, I am all about results - period.  If you're still sick, fat, depressed, tired, or in pain you're doing something wrong!  So let's jump in!  

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Getting to Healthy... one step at a time!

Kendra and I have been discussing lately how there's so much confusing and sometimes conflicting information out there regarding 'healthy' diets and supplements... it can be overwhelming and exhausting. I get to the point sometimes when I can't even think about it anymore, and I just stop for a while, and let my mind and body rest.
Here's something that's really important to remember: You need to be responsible for your own health, and make the best decisions for YOU regarding what you choose to eat or what supplements to take. Each person's body is different and responds differently to what you put in it, so please pay attention to how your body is responding when you make changes.
Obviously cutting out the junk is good for everyone. And eating fresh, organic and non-GMO REAL FOOD is also good for everyone.
The tough part comes in choosing the type of food we choose to eat: fruit, veggies, grains, nuts, dairy, meat, fish, oils, etc., and we will be posting some interesting information regarding these choices, and WHY it's how we are choosing to eat this way now.  
We have been doing a lot of research and testing things on ourselves lately, so we're excited to share what we've learned and read, so stay tuned! We have a long list of topics coming your way... thanks for reading! Have a great day!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Still on the Path!

It's been a long time friends. In fact this is my first post since moving back to California in May.  A lot has changed and evolved over the last few months (no worries - still meat free)! 

I have some serious health info you need to know, especially for anyone you know having health problems.  We've been on an amazing new way to eat!  But I have to warn you it's super indulgent, guilt free, and burns fat. Interested? Also some major time savers and tools that will turn your kitchen upside down.
Stay tuned for some posts that I think are serious game changers in time, diet, keeping that weight down, and best of all feeling happy and full of energy ALL the time!  Let's make this spring amazing!  

Oh and before I forget, along the way I'm probably going to challenge everything you currently know as reality.  Ready to walk with me for awhile?

P.S. Sending love to all my Berea friends during this sad time.  Take care of Linda for me.