Flu Shot Alternatives ~

I have never taken a Flu Shot and don’t think I ever will. I thought this was an interesting article. Hope you enjoy it too.

Stay Healthy and Strong ~
Teresa

(NaturalNews) Pharmacies have already begun promoting walk-in flu shots for the “flu season”. The late and early months of each year seem to be when more of us catch colds and come down with the flu. So what measures can you take to ensure you are not sidelined with nagging colds or a debilitating flu episode?

This article will give you nine easy tips, with probably the most important last. There you’ll also be able to access a Health Ranger video with Mike Adams, which convincingly debunks the concept of “flu season”.

Your Immune System
Boosting your immunity is important for coping with the cold and flu season. Of course, getting a flu shot with dubious efficacy is not one of them. All vaccines depress the immune system and can cause lifelong neurological damage and autoimmune diseases.

Elderberry for Cures: Elderberry (picture above) extracts or syrups have been clinically proven to help get over colds and flu. It’s not a drug. So it’s cheaper and without the side effects that have been reported for Tamiflu. If you hurry, you can make your own tincture and save money. (Source #1)
Protective Supplements: Elderberry is curative. Echinacea herbs are protective. They’re usually sold in tinctures or extracts. Vitamin C is protective and, in large quantities, curative. Zinc is a helpful mineral for protecting against colds. Increase them with the right foods or supplements.
Minimize Sugar: Ease up on sodas, pastries and such. You’ve probably had enough ice cream during the summer. A few grams of sugar can destroy your white blood cells’ ability to resist infections for several hours.
Eat for the season – Root vegetables, soups and slow-cooked stews and casseroles are all favourites for the winter, as are beans and lentils. Don’t worry about calories (although avoid using too much fat and sugar in your cooking). Focus instead on the nutritional content. It’s normal to gain up to 4kg in the winter. This makes up part of your yin for the yang months.
Eat more Garlic and Onion: Besides being rich in antioxidants and selenium, garlic is antibacterial and antiviral. Both garlic and onions are part of the Allium family, which is rich in sulfur-containing compounds responsible for many of their health-promoting effects.
Exercise: Moderate exercise, even walking a mile or two at least three times a week, helps your lymph system cleanse impurities to boost your immune system. Avoid long gruelling workouts. A brisk walk every day is all you need in the winter.Stress Less: This should be an all year practice. Many consider stress or anxiety as the leading cause for decreased immunity. Lighten up. Try meditation or yoga. Laugh more. Be less critical. Worry less.
Sleep: Not necessarily more, but better. Make sure where you sleep is totally dark so your melatonin production will be sufficient. There are melatonin supplements if you feel the need. The different phases of sleep contain two cycles that are deep enough to refurbish your immune system. You need to sleep through them. (Source #2)
Probiotics: Your body contains ten times more bacteria than cells. Most of them have to be friendly. Friendly bacteria not only attack pathogenic bacteria and fungi, but also they trigger appropriate white cell reactions to invaders and they influence your mental/emotional state. It’s estimated that eighty percent of your 100 trillion bacteria are located in the gut (Source #3). Friendly bacteria are usually depleted, especially by GMOs. We all need probiotic foods and supplements. Commercial yogurt is insufficient. Raw milk and raw cheese, fermented foods, and water kefir or milk kefir should be staples (Source #4). There are probiotic supplements as well. If you’re forced into taking antibiotics, double up with probiotic supplements.
Vitamin D3: If you live in a year round warm sunny area, you’ll need to make sure you get plenty of sun to skin exposure. If your regional climate restricts sun exposure, take your Vitamin D3 supplements. You can check your Vitamin D3 blood levels, but many experts recommend five to ten thousand units daily.

Juice fast (feast) coming up ~

I am so gearing up for my annual juice feast. Last year I fasted for 30 days through Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am researching my plan and getting prayed up and studied up on trying it again. It takes God’s favor and strength to do it. I lost 20 pounds last time. I am excited about the wieght lost this time. I am not doing it for the weight lost. I am doing it for my body soul and spirit renewal. The last time I did the juice fast I felt really great and had such clarity of mind and body. I am dealing with a few issues that I think this fast is going to clear up for me, Lord willing. Please say a prayer for me that I will complete it and that the Lord will be with me and speak to me and give me new direction and peace.

Here is a same of some of the juices Im going to try and have tried. I encourage you to join me. Maybe for 3 days or 5-10 days. It is a great discipline that reboots your energy and health to a new level.

Restoring Health in Jesus !!!
Teresa ~

Making Juice
How to Prepare a Juice
• Select fruits or vegetables you’ll be using for your juice.
• Wash thoroughly.
• Line juicer’s pulp basket with plastic bag for easy clean-up.
• Cut or tear produce into pieces that will fit in juicer.
• Turn juicer on and Start Juicing!
• Each juice should be at least 16 oz.
• If your juicer has more than one speed, don’t forget to down-shift from high to low for softer fruits. Most juicers come with a chart in the instruction manual to help guide you on speeds. Usually hard produce like apples or beets are on High, and soft ones like spinach or cabbage are set to Low.
• Enjoy!
Juicing Tips
• Remember to drink water throughout the day. Juices do not replace water intake.
• Green Apple/pear is optional in all juices – use 1 to 2 apples or pears per juice.
• Lemon, lime, mint and ginger root can be added to any juice.
• Make juice in big batches in the morning and bring enough with you to get you through the day until you return home. Bring juice in any BPA free container and store in a refrigerator. Shake well before drinking.
• Have celery juice or coconut water after a workout or sauna, to re-hydrate.

FOOD: OK AND NOT OK
Let’s keep it simple. Here’s a list of foods that are OK and foods that are not OK to eat during a Reboot.
OK
All fruits and veggies, including avocado
Sweet potatoes are preferred over white potato
Small amounts of:
extra virgin, cold pressed olive oil/flax oil/
expeller or cold pressed canola oil
sea, Celtic or Himalayan salt
honey
low sodium soy sauce
agave nectar
dried fruit (sulfur free)
Decaf green tea and other herbal teas
Stevia NOT OK
Grains/Breads/Rice/Pasta
Nuts & Nut butters
Seeds
Beans
Eggs
Fish
Poultry
Dairy
Meat
Caffeine
Alcohol (including extracts)
Produce NOT to use in your juicer:
Bean Sprouts
Figs
Bananas
Avocado
Bok Choy
Mushrooms

Juice Recipes

ABCs
2 Asian pears
2 Apples (Choose any variety!)
2 Beets
2 Carrots
1 cup Cabbage (choose any variety!)
6 handfuls Chard 3 cups
Calories: 430
Protein: 11 g
Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Beet-Carrot Juice
1 Apple
2 Beets
3 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
4 cups Spinach/Kale
Calories: 280
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

Apple-Cantaloupe-Honeydew-Kale-
Swiss Chard
2 Apples
1/2 Cantaloupe
1/2 Honeydew
6-8 leaves Kale
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard
Calories: 320
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 4 g

Apple-Carrot-Beet
2 Apples
4 Carrots
2 Beets
6 leaves swiss chard – 1.5 cup
1” ginger root (1 tablespoon)
Calories: 300
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2.5 g

Apple-Cabbage-Carrot-Swiss Chard-
Ginger-Lemon
2 Apples
1 wedge Red Cabbage
2 Large Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
6 leaves Swiss Chard
1/4 lemon
Calories: 321
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 2 g

Beet, Celeriac, Carrot Juice
4 Carrots, stems removed
1/2-1 Apple, seeded
1/2 Celeriac root
1 Beet
1/4 inch slice Ginger root (optional)
Calories: 285
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 1 g

Blackberry Kiwi
1/4 large Pineapple, core removed and roughly cubed
1 cup Blackberries
1 Kiwi Fruit
1/4 Comice Pear
1/4 cup Coconut Water
30 Mint leaves
Calories: 230
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 2 g

Carrot-Kale Combo
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach
6-8 Kale leaves
4 large Carrots
1 piece Ginger (thumb size)
Calories: 280
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 1 g
Gazpacho Juice
4 Plum Tomatoes
1 large Cucumber
2 stalks Celery
1 Red Bell Pepper
1/4 small Red Onion
2 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped
and packed into the measuring cup
1 Lime
Calories: 250
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 2 g

Great Green Fruity Mix
2 cups Beet Greens, Red Swiss Chard, Kale, Spinach or a combination,
roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Golden Delicious Apple
1/2 Comice Pear
10 Strawberries, green tops cut off
1 cup Coconut Water
Calories: 255
Protein: 6 g
Fiber: 3 g

Great Greens Juice
2 Green Apples
2-3 cups Spinach
6-8 leaves Swiss Chard
1 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
1/2 Fennel Bulb
1 bunch Basil
Calories: 329 kcal
Protein: 16 g
Fiber: 2 g

Green Juice
6 leaves Kale
2 cups Spinach
1/2 Cucumber
4 stalks Celery
2 Apples
1” Ginger root
Calories: 180
Protein: 12 g
Fiber: 1 g

Green Lemonade
1 Green Apple
3 handfuls Spinach, 1.5 cup
6-8 Kale leaves, 2 cups
1/2 Cucumber
4 Celery Stalks
1/2 Lemon
Calories: 210
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Lemon Lime
1 Lemon
1 Lime
2 Asian Pears
2 Green Apples
2 Carrots
1 Piece Ginger (thumb sized)
2 cups Purple Cabbage
Calories: 410
Protein 7 g
Fiber 1 g

Mexican-Style Jugo
2 large Cucumbers
4 cups Cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed
into the measuring cup
1 Lime
1 Poblano Pepper, ribs and seeds removed
1 Golden Delicious Apple
Calories: 200
Protein: 8 g
Fiber: 2 g

Minty-Fresh Berry
2 cups Blueberries
2 Kiwi Fruit
16 Strawberries
2 cups Mint leaves, packed into the measuring cup
Calories: 319
Protein: 5 g
Fiber: 4 g

Purple Power Juice
6 cups Concord Grapes
1 Golden Delicious Apple
2 2 x 2” pieces Ginger
1/2 cup Blackberries
Calories: 480
Protein: 4 g
Fiber: 1.5 g

Refreshing Fennel-Pear
2 Comice Pears
2 medium Fennel Bulbs
Calories: 306
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 3 g

Spinach-Fennel-Cucumber
1 Fennel Bulb
1 Cucumber
3 Celery Stalks
3 cups Spinach
Calories: 170
Protein: 10 g
Fiber: 1 g

Sunset Blend Juice
1 large Sweet Potato
1 medium Carrot
1 Red Bell Pepper
2 large Red Beets
2 Golden Delicious Apples
1 Orange, optional
Calories: 436
Protein: 9 g
Fiber: 2 g

Sweet N Tart Citrus
3 cups Cranberries
2 2 x 2” pieces Ginger
3 Oranges
2 small Ruby Red Grapefruit
2 Limes
Calories: 500
Protein: 7 g
Fiber: 9 g

V28
3 large Red Beets
2 medium Carrots
2 stalks Celery
4 Plum Tomatoes
4 cups Parsley, leaves and stems, roughly chopped and packed into the measuring cup
1 Jalapeno, ribs and seeds removed
12 Red Radishes
Calories: 340
Protein: 17 g
Fiber: 2 g

Rebounding Benefits ~

Daily rebounding offers numerous specific health benefits:

It increases the capacity for breathing.
It circulates more oxygen to the tissues.
It helps combat depression.
It helps normalize your blood pressure.
It helps prevent cardiovascular disease.
It increases the activity of the red bone marrow in the production of red blood cells.
It aids lymphatic circulation, as well as blood flow in the veins of the circulatory system.
It lowers elevated cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
It stimulates the metabolism, thereby reducing the likelihood of obesity.
It tones up the glandular system, especially the thyroid to increase its output.
It improves coordination throughout the body.
It promotes increased muscle fiber tone.
It offers relief from neck and back pains, headaches, and other pain caused by lack of exercise.
It enhances digestion and elimination processes.
It allows for easier relaxation and sleep.
It results in a better mental performance, with sharper learning processes.
It relieves fatigue and menstrual discomfort for women.
It minimizes the number of colds, allergies, digestive disturbances, and abdominal problems.
It tends to slow down aging.

The lymphatic system is filled with millions of one-way valves, which allows the lymph fluid to flow in only one directrion – usually upward away from gravity.

Almost anything which can stimulate the movement of lymph fluid inside the lymph vessels is beneficial, but the most efficient way to stimulate the flow of lymph fluid is by REBOUNDING on a mini-trampoline. The up and down rhythmic bouncing causes all of the one-way valves to open and close simultaneously, increasing lymph flow as much as 15 times. Rebounding is a highly beneficial form of exercise.

God’s Way to Health ~

God’s Way to Health

Let’s see if the Bible can shed some light on the subject…

God Created Man – “AND THE LORD GOD formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

God Placed Man In A Garden – “AND THE LORD GOD planted a garden eastward in Eden: and there he put the man whom he had formed.” (Genesis 2:8)

God Told Man What To Eat – “AND GOD SAID, Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed (vegetable), which is upon the face of the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seek; to you it shall be for meat.” (Genesis 1:29)

Man Charged With Taking Care Of His Own Body – “I beseech you therefore brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable UNTO GOD, which is your reasonable service.” (Romans 12:1)

Man Told Not To Pursue The World’s Way – “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect WILL OF GOD.” (Romans 12:2)

Consequences Of Going The World’s Way – “Be not deceived, GOD IS NOT MOCKED, for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” (Galatians 6:7)

So we have messed up! We Christians have been following the “world’s way” instead of God’s way in how we take care of our physical bodies. We have consumed the world’s food and drink, and as a result have become sick, gone to the world’s doctors to get better, taken the world’s drugs, and suffer the same physical and emotional breakdowns as the world and to the same percentages.

Is It Too Late To Change?

For most people it is not too late to change and correct the results they have obtained by doing things the “world’s way.” In fact, almost every physical problem presently being experiencing can be corrected by ceasing to feed the body the world’s way and by starting to nourish it God’s way if the world’s way” has not already done irreversible damage.

How a Cry Overcame Cancer~

How a Cry Overcame Cancer
Dr. Skip Rath
Dr. Albert “Skip” Rath is a surgeon in New Braunfels, Texas. For many years, he has performed reversal surgeries for couples who have had a heart change and decided that children are not a burden, but rather a blessing from God. Today hundreds of children, including the ones pictured on this page, are in the world because of his dedication to the Lord and his surgical skills.

Then, in March 2003, the world of Dr. Rath was shattered with the news that he had lymphoma cancer. To make matters worse, the cancer was in its fourth and final stage. It had spread throughout his body and bones.

On Friday of the Advanced Training Institute International Knoxville Training Conference, we reported Dr. Rath’s condition to all those who were gathered in the arena. That very afternoon, the reversal choir sang. Several of the children were the results of Dr. Rath’s surgeries. It was an awesome sound to hear ten thousand people cry out in unison: “O God, Abba, Father, deliver Dr. Rath from cancer, in the name of Jesus and for Your glory. Amen!”

The following week, Dr. Rath visited his doctor and had further tests. The tests revealed that the cancer was gone!

Dr. Rath is praising God for this miraculous intervention, and he is back at his office helping other people discover the health and fruitfulness that God planned for their lives. To contact Dr. Rath for reversal surgery, call 830-625-7714.

The Hallelujah Recovery Diet

Friends, this is the diet I am currently on as the Lord is restoring my health. I have several friends that have completely been healed of cancer and other diseases by applying this diet for about a year. But, honestly it hast to become a conviction to stick with it. You truly have to see the truth of a plant based diet or you will never stick to it. It requires lots of prayer and discipline. But, I am finding that it makes you feel so good and energetic. The best advice is to stay away from the fast food drive thru’s and junk food isles at the grocery store. If you don’t bring it in the house or go out to it, it is much easier not to be tempted by it.

Here is to your restored health, God bless you all ~
Teresa

The Hallelujah Recovery Diet

Aggressive Nutritional Support For Self-healing
The Hallelujah Recovery Diet is identical to The Hallelujah Diet, but provides a much more aggressive approach to quickly equip the body so that it can perform radical healing in a crisis.
Since most of us make little preparation for our health until facing a chronic condition, we may be in need of a much more aggressive approach. The Hallelujah Recovery Diet is a supercharged version of The Hallelujah Diet, increasing the number of servings of an optimally processed barley juice powder and the number of servings of vegetable juice (2/3 carrot and 1/3 greens).

For example:

•Start with barley juice powder at 7:00 a.m.
•Then a vegetable juice at 8:00 a.m.
•Have another barley juice powder at 9:00 a.m.
•Alternate the two juices every other hour (skip juice during the lunch and supper hour and extend juices into the evening).
Juicing is the most efficient way to nourish the body at cellular level. Consuming a vegetable or barley juice drink on an hourly basis will provide the body with powerful nutrition in an easy to assimilate form.

These 12, hourly juices provide the body with a broad spectrum of naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and trace elements often missing from our foods, that the body uses to rebuild the body’s self healing ability.

Keep in mind that it may take as long as 12 to 18 months of following an aggressive nutrition plan to provide the body with the best opportunity for rebuilding.

In addition to aggressive juicing, those using diet aggressively to support the body’s self-healing have often implemented many of the following:
•Using a good probiotic supplement aggressively for 3 to 4 weeks by taking up to 24 billion CFUs three to four times daily to help in rebuilding a healthy balance of intestinal flora. Afterwards, many choose to continue a maintenance serving of 1 to 2 capsules daily.
•Using a good digestive enzyme with each juice and 2 to 4 with each meal for the first 3 to 4 weeks to maximize the absorption of nutrients from foods so that the body receives the most nutrition available from these foods.
•The use of curcumin, the biologically active extract of the turmeric spice, can help supply the body with an abundance of free radical fighting nutrients.
•Iodine supplementation to support the thyroid and the immune system.
•When following a plant-based diet, it is important to insure that a good source of essential fats is available. Taking 1 to 2 tablespoons of flax seed oil or 3 to 4 tablespoons of ground flax seed daily (if dealing with prostate issues, research indicates the use of flax seed rather than the oil may be more advantageous) will help meet the essential fat needs of the body.
•It is also important to avoid a B12 deficiency by taking a sublingual B12 supplement (the active methylcobalamin form) daily.
•As the body begins cleansing it is important that the toxins are eliminated timely and efficiently through optimal bowel function (2 to 3 well-formed stools daily). A good fiber supplement may be helpful in achieving optimal bowel function.
•Stress can have a detrimental impact on the body’s ability to heal; stress should be eliminated.
•Ample amounts of sunshine are important for optimal production of vitamin D. If adequate sunshine is not possible, a vitamin D3 supplement can help meet the body’s need for vitamin D. It is wise to have vitamin D levels tested prior to supplementation.

Broccoli Salad ~

I made this salad for a dinner side tonight and it turned out very good. I thought I’d share it with you. I found this recipe in my new cookbook from Hallelujah Acres called: Simple Weekly Meal Plans.

Loving this cookbook. It has the weekly grocery list along with a week’s worth of recipes for the whole month. Check it out…it is an easy spiral bound cookbook that is very practical and easy to follow.

Here’s the recipe ~

Brocolli Salad

3/4 cup of Vegenaise ( I buy it at whole foods market)
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup organic raisins ( I buy at Kroger)
4 cups Broccoli florets (I buy already in florets at Costco)
2 Tbsp raw honey
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds (Whole Foods Markets)

Mix Vegenaise, honey, lemon juice, seeds, and raisins. Pour over broccoli florets and stir well. Best if chilled for 1-2 hours.

Grapeseed Oil Vegenaise has become my favorite mayonnaise substitute. My family has no complaints about it either. it is egg free, dairy free, cholesterol free, and preservative free. It only contains 90 calories per tablespoon which is the best part :-)

Healthy thoughts,
Teresa ~

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