1/10/17

Lymphatic System and Burdock Root

Several years ago, I was informed by my doctor that the large lumps under my armpits were not due to cancer, thank goodness, but due to clogged lymph nodes.  I was told to stop using deodorant, especially antiperspirants immediately.  Well that was easy, I didn't use any.  I didn't sweat, period.  That raised some concern with the doctor.  He then told me to increase my daily water consumption and make sure I drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, not counting any other juices, milk etc.  I don't remember what all else I was asked to do, but I did notice that within a couple of weeks, the lumps under my armpits had significantly diminished.

Over the years, I have come to realize that my lymphatic system was not functioning like it should since I was a very little girl.  From about age two, I was a very sickly child.  I got all of the childhood diseases, plus a few more.  About the only thing I didn't get was polio.

Needless to say, I've been on a quest to clean my lymphatic system most of my adult life, but especially as of late.  I've made great progress.  I've been reading and studying up on it, and have realized just how important this system is. The lymphatic fluid rests just below the skin; if it is toxic or sluggish (from processed foods, smoking, chemical body products, lack of exercise), the skin simply won’t look good. A healthy glow comes from the inside out. Even the fluid in the eyes is lymphatic fluid. The cleaner your are inside, the brighter and clearer your eyes will be – truly a window to your health!

The following is by Reuben Chow, reported in the Natural News. "The lymphatic system is part of the body's immune system and functions as the body's "drainage" system. While it often doesn't get as much attention as the cardiovascular system, it actually plays vital roles in maintaining good health and combating disease."
Below are key points regarding the functions of the lymphatic system:

• Lymphatic vessels remove blood proteins and excess water from spaces surrounding bodily cells - this allows the cells to receive critical oxygen. A congested lymphatic system results in oxygen-deprived cells, which in the long-term can lead to various pains and diseases.
• Lymph fills spaces between bodily cells, bringing nutrients to the cells as well as removing unwanted materials from them - these include dead cells, bacteria, heavy metals, fatty globules, and other waste products.
• Bringing toxins away from cells is actually the lymphatic system's main function. Lymph circulates through the lymphatic system, carrying waste materials away from various parts of the body.
• The 
lymph nodes then filter the lymph, neutralizing and dumping bacteria and other pathogens, as well as neutralizing and getting rid of other toxins. They then bring these materials to the bloodstream, while the lymphocytes are allowed to pass through.
• Thereafter, the unwanted toxins are brought through the blood to the kidneys and liver, organs of detoxification, where they are dealt with and then excreted from the body. Some of the 
lymph is also dumped straight into the large intestines, where it is excreted with the feces.
Knowing this, I now needed to find ways to clean my lymph and strengthen it so it would function properly.  Key points to help with this task are:
  • ·         exercise regularly, especially rebounding (mini-tramp)
  • ·         dry skin brushing
  • ·         eating healthy, especially more fruits and vegetables
  • ·         drinking the right amount of water for your body
  • ·         deep breathing to increase oxygen to your cells
  • ·         lymphatic massage

burdock root
Burdock Root (Powder)

Herbs also play a vital part in healing and cleansing the lymph system.  They include:
  • ·         Cleavers
  • ·         RedClover
  • ·         BurdockRoot
  • ·         Astragalus
  • ·         Echinacea
  • ·         Goldenseal
  • ·         Pokeroot
  • ·         Wild Indigo Root

These are all excellent herbs that will help cleanse the lymphatic system and flush out toxins accumulated in the lymph. All herbal products should be taken in conjunction with an organic food diet or food which is free of any and all chemical products and substances.
Burdock Root is especially good for:
  • Detoxing Blood and Lymph (It is a blood purifier.)
  • Relieves liver and gall bladder ailments
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  • Eczema
  • Promotes Perspiration
  • Has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties
  • Releases Water retention
  • Aids in circulation
Bulk Supplements Burdock Root
1/2 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon daily
As I have been taking a combination of several of the above herbals, and constantly strive to drink 8-10 glasses of water daily, exercise daily-especially those that stimulate the lymph such as rebounding and jump roping, doing the dry skin brushing etc., I have noticed a big improvement.  I see it in my eyes, and I feel it in my legs, as well as the lymph nodes under my arms.  My eyes are becoming greener every day, the orange haze is disappearing.  My legs, specifically my calves, do not swell as much.  I now sweat which keeps my underarm lymph nodes from swelling.  I rarely get sick, but when I do, I feel it is more a detox cleanse type of being sick, rather than catching the next virus going around.  I am more healthy today than I was during my childhood.


Like I've mentioned before in other posts, Bulk Supplements are a great place to obtain many of the herbs listed above.  They offer the cleanest, purest forms of dry herbs and supplements.  I have recommended them to friends and family. 




12/1/16

Eggnog Fudge Recipe

Eggnog Fudge (A 5 Star Rating) 
If you like eggnog, you will love this eggnog fudge.  It's a favorite at our house.
Ingredients:
4 ½ cups sugar
12 oz. Eggnog (regular flavor is the best one to use)
3 cups mini marshmallows
18 oz. White chocolate chips
1 ½ sticks real butter, salted
1 ½ tsp. rum flavoring
¼ to ½ tsp. nutmeg
Directions:
Line a 9x13 dish with aluminum foil.
In a 6 quart saucepan, stir and bring to a rolling boil the sugar and eggnog. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium. Stir and cook for an additional 7-10 minutes or until softball stage. Make sure all sugar crystals are melted but don’t burn.
Take off heat and add the white chocolate chips, and the butter. Stir until melted. Add the rum flavoring and nutmeg. Stir until blended.
Pour into dish and chill at least 2 hours. Peel from aluminum and slice. Keep covered in refrigerator.
Egg Nog Fudge
EggNog Fudge

11/14/16

FREE KIDS BOOK ~ Hurry Offer Ends Nov. 16, 2016

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Monsters Guide To Bedtime
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Monsters Guide To Bedtime is intended as a child's bedtime story but adults may find its humor entertaining as well. Sometimes at night in the dark, it can be very scary. There are things that many of us are afraid of such as monsters, bears, or tigers. If you know the rules about monsters, it may make bedtime less fearful. This book discusses the various monsters and how to interact with them. Dark and light play important roles in chasing scary monsters away. If I had known these rules when I was younger perhaps my fear of the dark and the creatures that hide in it, would have gone away.

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This is a darling bedtime story book for kids.  However, I believe many adults will be able to relate. 

Tigers, Bears and regular monsters often times frighten young ones when it's bedtime.  Did you know that they each have rules they have to follow?  "Tigers can only live under your bed...Typically, tigers don't reach up over the bottom or top edge of the bed....Tigers can only be seen at night when it is dark.  They disappear whenever the lights are turned on."  "Bears live in  your closet, not under your bed...Bears cannot leave the closet.  They can only reach with their long hairy arms to grab you as you walk, run, or fly by the closet....The head and body of the bears must stay inside the closet.  You will not see the face of the bear unless you look inside the closet in the dark...Turning the lights on will make bears disappear."  "A random monster can be hairy or not.  They are as scary as you want them to be...They can be friendly and helpful too, but that takes a really big imagination."
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Dealing with monsters requires masking tape and marking a border around your bed, keeping a flashlight close by, being quiet, and having food.  Did you know that, "Food can be a good distraction for random monsters, tigers, and bears. Mints are a good tiger food. Gingerbread cookies are a good distraction for random monsters.  Bears like chocolate candy bars." ..."Do you like candy bars, mints, or gingerbread cookies?"

After reading this book, kids will be ready to take on those monsters at bedtime.
"One never knew what lurked in the dark, outside, at night....My mind could conjure up the most frightening things.  Fortunately, imagined terrors don't come to fruition...or do they?  There would be no purpose in this book if there were no such thing as monsters.  Wouldn't you agree?"

Come learn the rules of the monsters, tigers and bears that lurk in the night.  Practice these rules with your kids, and help them have a night without nightmares of scary things at night.

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