Heal your body; heal the planet

Would you like to Heal your body while simultaneously helping to replenish Mother Earth?When Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”, he was referring to the bodies amazing ability to regenerate when given the nutrients and minerals that food provides. With all the sickness in our society one might ask the question ” what is causing people to become ill?” Well I’m glad you asked because I am going to tell you. It is because the food most people consume is void of nutrition and choked full of harmful substances. There are too many chemicals and toxins in our food chain; from preservatives and synthetic sweeteners in the food to the chemicals and hazardous waste that is depleting our soils and polluting the earth. We need to collectively join forces to heal ourselves and the planet as it takes the brunt of this abuse. One solution to this problem is to start growing your own food in a sustainable way and support local organic food producers by purchasing locally instead of from the corporate chain store. This serves several purposes,for one it supports the local economy, second it builds community, 3rd it is more efficient and less wasteful, and finally it is more nutritious and better tasting. When you grow food sustainably, you are actually building the soil instead of depleting it and the foods that come forth are delicious and full of life. So do yourself and the planet a favor and start being more mindful of the quality of food you consume and where it comes from and how it is grown, “You are what you eat”. So “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” as Hippocrates so generously noted!

~Jared Repass

The Gift of a New Season

For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven.   Ecclesiastes 3:1

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Hello Fall !! Hello change!!

With every new season comes a chance to experience new beginnings.  Perhaps some of us are considering a job or career change? Some may desire a new love or to rekindle a familiar one? Is there a long standing heartfelt friendship or family member  in your life that could use  some nurturing and forgiveness? Maybe it’s time to reboot your health? Continue reading

Manuka Honey & Kelly Rae Roberts

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Today I am blogging in honor and support of one of my heroes, the lovely Kelly Rae Roberts. It is because of her work that, not only am I so very inspired,…. I see now that a long heart-felt dream that I have had since childhood can, and will become a reality. Thank you Kelly Rae!

Recently Kelly Rae expressed that she and her precious toddler that she perfectly named, “True”, has been feeling under the weather. So today I am sharing with her as well as all of you who may possibly be unaware of the miraculous results of using Manuka Honey.

Born from bees that collect the nectar from the Manuka trees of New Zealand, this honey has an array of benefits. Most of all Manuka honey contains MethylGlyoxal which is 200 times more powerful than regular honey. Manuka honey has very powerful  antibacterial properties.  Here is a list of just a few of the ailments you can treat with Manuka Honey.

1. Colds, flu symptoms,

2.  Outer ulcers

3. Mrsa

4. Sinus, ear, and eye infections.

5. Wounds

6. Gingivitis

There are different grades of Maunka honey. Research claims that the honey should be 15+ or higher to prove active enough to receive the best results.  Science studies claim that another benefit is that, unlike antibiotics, this honey does not cause the resistance of bacteria and super bugs that develop after repeated exposure to common antibiotics.

I  personally have used Manuka honey to heal a bout of contact dermatitis that I picked up from a chemical exposure. I applied the honey, in addition to using pure aloe vera from my plants. The rash went away within days rather than the typical 2 to 3 weeks it normally takes to heal something such as this. I applied it topically and internally and the results were quite fascinating actually. I could see the swelling go down immediately upon application. I am allergic to the conventional steroid cream that the doctor prescribed, so I decided to try the honey and it worked! Thank goodness for me!

My sisters  also use it for their children, for prevention of sinus infections and colds. If one of the kids seems like they are facing the onslaught of a cold or infection, just a spoonful or two of Manuka Honey and they are feeling better in no time. However, Manuka does have a warning label not to use with any child under the age of two years old.

Remember that song from Mary Poppins? ♪ just a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down ♪♪♪…well, I think they just may be been referring to Manuka Honey. :)

I have another sister whose dog got attacked by a wild bear. The poor dog was pretty tore up. She used the Manuka Honey on his wounds and he is all healed up quite nicely.  Other than if you have a possible allergy to bees, I highly recommend the use of this amazing New Zealand honey.

Of course I am not a doctor and my recommendation to use Manuka honey should not replace your good judgment to see a doctor when you need too. Yet the benefits of Manuka honey are actually quite respected by more and more doctors across the world everyday. It is pure, it is natural, and it works after the fact, yet, as most alternative methods, it is best used as a preventive.

Manuka Honey can easily be purchased at any heath food store near you. Or, if you want to research more or buy it on line…”Google”. :)

Below is a link to see more of the beautiful works of Kelly Rae Roberts. She is sure to inspire you to smile, feel empowered, and joyful :)

Stay Sweet & Live as Love,

Jules

http://kellyraeroberts.com 2598_74924655991_5988654_n

Courage

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“Let us bathe in an ocean of courage and forgiveness. So we may cleanse the deep embedded poison , that robs us of our choice to love. And rather invite the darkness that lurks to destroy our souls, be kind to remember, we are human.”

When one lives with the blessing of courage to know that the enemy is only a reflection of our own fear, then and only then can we truly know empowerment. Then will we know freedom. Continue reading