NEWSFLASH! Antibiotics Lose Efficacy: Essential Oils to the Rescue!

So, this is the reality: antibiotics can only do so much, and their ability to work is waning because of some inherent design flaws. On top of that, as with ALL pharmaceuticals, they have side affects ranging from mildly destructive (to our gut flora) to life threatening (especially in the cases of allergy.)

Medical Drugs for Pharmacy Health Shop of Medicine
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Since their discovery and inclusion into our society as the great hope of mankind in the fight against death and disease, antibiotics have gone from a useful, seldom prescribed tool to a throw-everything-at-em-with-both-barrels deluge of overuse.  Over a hundred years of using mass produced pharmaceuticals that, by the very nature of their industry must be exactly the same from batch to batch, has allowed the living organisms they are meant to fight to adapt and grow and overcome.  And that is just bacteria. They have never worked against viruses, and so far, the pharmaceutical industry has not patented any remedy or cure for viruses (or cancer for that matter!)

Reconstructed Spanish Flu Virus
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Besides the rigid incapability of antibiotics to change and adapt on their own is the slew of side effects that they trigger in our systems.  One round of antibiotics can wipe out a lifetime of gut flora, some of which cannot come back from the charge.  Even the best probiotics on the market don’t contain all of the beneficial bacteria and yeasts our digestive system is supposed to be home to.

These vitally important organisms are passed to us through the birth process and while nursing. If we were born via c-section, or were formula fed as infants, we miss out on receiving that inoculation of the very critters that are supposed to help us digest our food, maintain balance in our bodies, and support our immune system.  Add antibiotics to the mix, and it is no wonder that digestive issues and autoimmune disorders are so rampant!

 

Tummy Ache
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Most of us don’t receive ONE round of abx in our lifetime though– if you are anything like me, then you probably received at least FOUR rounds each and every YEAR in an effort to stem the tide of recurring sinus infections, which led to chronic bronchitis and or strep, which would lead to pneumonia.

But let me tell you something: antibiotics were never the answer anyway! God has GIVEN us plants that have been used for thousands of years to promote wellness! Properly cultivated and distilled essential oils, which are carefully monitored for the highest constituents (which in pharmaceuticals have been isolated or synthesized in order to patent mass produce) which can do all the good of the best of antibiotics (and THEN some!) WITHOUT all the BAD! And the secret is in the fact that they are quite literally LIVING energy.

The same reasons that antibiotics are able to be patented (and also the inherent reason behind their decline in efficacy) is the VERY quality that makes essential oils so dynamic and effective against dis-ease. Essential oils change and vary with the seasons, the climate, and the soil in which they are grown.

When cultivated from the strongest seeds/seedlings in the richest organic soil, grown outdoors in their optimum environment to be strengthened by the elements and weather, harvested at the peak of potency according to the time of day, color of leaves or bloom, the SMELL, (some plants, like melissa, are so sensitive that you have to speak kindly to them at harvest time!)

In the following video, Gary Young explains how Ylang Ylang flowers are harvested at the peak of potency, and what times, smells and colors the harvesters look for to ensure all the necessary constituents are present for therapeutic uses.

The varying ranges and ratios of constituents in an essential oil is quite wide, while still allowing it to be, for instance, peppermint, and yet remain potent and effective in our bodies.  Every single batch of oils will smell differently, and may vary in appearance. Harvests and distillations are like fine wine, where we can look back and say a particular batch was a prized vintage based on the levels of certain constituents or the aroma.

This changeability is what makes oils the champion in promoting wellness. Germs do not stand a chance against an enemy that shifts and changes and parries and thrusts.  You can either have a stationary fighter that stands there swinging its sword in the same up and down fashion every time, OR you can have a gladiator who can duck and dodge, jump and roll, and use a full arsenal of weaponry: your choice!

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You can read more about Genuine Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils, which are being used in hospitals and by health professionals around the globe.  Also learn more about Young Living’s Seed to Seal® process,and why their oils stand out in the industry!

To purchase your own Start Living Kit and begin experiencing essential oils for yourself and your family, click the button below!

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Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival

Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival is for anything involving traditional foods. Recipes, techniques, tips, discussions on the hows and whys we do what we do, kitchen organization, appliances used, fitting traditional foods into your life and schedule, anything under the banner of traditional foods is wonderful. Posts, Facebook pages or websites on the politics of real foods and action alerts for individual states or topics are also welcome.

This blog carnival is hosted by:

KerryAnn @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions
And me!

Rules:

- If you are linking to a recipe, it must be traditional foods. No white flour, white sugar, yeast, packaged or processed products and the like.

- Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.

- Please place a link back to this post. Place the URL of the carnival post, copied from your browser address bar, at the bottom of your post. A badge is below, if you wish to use that instead. To link back, just edit your post and put a link to this blog post at the very bottom of your post. It’s good etiquette and it helps both of us.

- Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are most welcome as long as you post a link back as described above.

- Links that do not follow these rules will be deleted.

- Linky will stay open from 12:01AM Tuesday to 11:59PM Friday EST.

Paleo/Primal: Is it Biblical?

There’s a growing food movement, sometimes called the Caveman Diet, often known as Paleo or Primal– which are really two different things, but are based on the pretty much the same premise.

Banksy's caveman

The idea is that humans evolved to eat a certain type of diet and that is best typified in our history by the hunter gatherer model as seen in the so-called “caveman” era.  It is a food philosophy based on the diets of “primitive” man, and the thinking is that we have not changed much genetically from that time period, and therefore, we as a species are best suited to the diet we “evolved” to eat. Read More

The Fight for Food Rights is Dirty Business

A friend of mine sent me a link today from the  UK Daily Mail online, the headline of which was

Raw milk is 150 times more dangerous than pasteurised, study reveals.

Kimberly Hartke of Hartke is Online!, rebutted the article at the Weston A Price website, claiming the study blatantly cherry picks the data to make raw milk seem more dangerous than it really is.  Read More

More Raw Dairies Under Attack

Mary and Bart Hill own M & B Fairview Farm in Hamburg, PA.  For the last five years, they have provided delicious, nutritious raw milk from their gentle, friendly Jerseys and  Milking Devons and subsequent crosses, as well as from their herd of a variety of breeds of dairy goats.  I can personally attest to their goat’s milk being the best I have ever tasted; fresh, creamy and sweet without that typical “gamey” flavor commonly associated with goat’s milk. Read More

Traditional Tuesdays Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival

Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival is for anything involving traditional foods. Recipes, techniques, tips, discussions on the hows and whys we do what we do, kitchen organization, appliances used, fitting traditional foods into your life and schedule, anything under the banner of traditional foods is wonderful. Posts, Facebook pages or websites on the politics of real foods and action alerts for individual states or topics are also welcome.

This blog carnival is hosted by:

KerryAnn @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Amy @ Real Food Whole Health
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions
And me :D

Rules:

- If you are linking to a recipe, it must be traditional foods.  No white flour, white sugar, yeast, packaged or processed products and the like.

- Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.

- Please place a link back to this post. Place the URL of the carnival post, copied from your browser address bar, at the bottom of your post. A badge is below, if you wish to use that instead.  To link back, just edit your post and put a link to this blog post at the very bottom of your post. It’s good etiquette and it helps both of us.

- Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are most welcome as long as you post a link back as described above.

- Links that do not follow these rules will be deleted.

- Linky will stay open from 12:01AM Tuesday to 11:59PM Friday EST.

Traditional Tuesdays Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival

Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival is for anything involving traditional foods. Recipes, techniques, tips, discussions on the hows and whys we do what we do, kitchen organization, appliances used, fitting traditional foods into your life and schedule, anything under the banner of traditional foods is wonderful. Posts, Facebook pages or websites on the politics of real foods and action alerts for individual states or topics are also welcome.

This blog carnival is hosted by:

KerryAnn @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Amy @ Real Food Whole Health
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions
And me :D

Rules:

- If you are linking to a recipe, it must be traditional foods.  No white flour, white sugar, yeast, packaged or processed products and the like.

- Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.

- Please place a link back to this post. Place the URL of the carnival post, copied from your browser address bar, at the bottom of your post. A badge is below, if you wish to use that instead.  To link back, just edit your post and put a link to this blog post at the very bottom of your post. It’s good etiquette and it helps both of us.

- Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are most welcome as long as you post a link back as described above.

- Links that do not follow these rules will be deleted.

- Linky will stay open from 12:01AM Tuesday to 11:59PM Friday EST.

Traditional Tuesdays Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival

Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival is for anything involving traditional foods. Recipes, techniques, tips, discussions on the hows and whys we do what we do, kitchen organization, appliances used, fitting traditional foods into your life and schedule, anything under the banner of traditional foods is wonderful. Posts, Facebook pages or websites on the politics of real foods and action alerts for individual states or topics are also welcome.

This blog carnival is hosted by:

KerryAnn @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Amy @ Real Food Whole Health
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions
And me :D

Rules:

- If you are linking to a recipe, it must be traditional foods.  No white flour, white sugar, yeast, packaged or processed products and the like.

- Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.

- Please place a link back to this post. Place the URL of the carnival post, copied from your browser address bar, at the bottom of your post. A badge is below, if you wish to use that instead.  To link back, just edit your post and put a link to this blog post at the very bottom of your post. It’s good etiquette and it helps both of us.

- Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are most welcome as long as you post a link back as described above.

- Links that do not follow these rules will be deleted.

- Linky will stay open from 12:01AM Tuesday to 11:59PM Friday EST.

Traditional Tuesdays Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival

Traditional Tuesday’s Nutritious and Delicious Blog Carnival is for anything involving traditional foods. Recipes, techniques, tips, discussions on the hows and whys we do what we do, kitchen organization, appliances used, fitting traditional foods into your life and schedule, anything under the banner of traditional foods is wonderful. Posts, Facebook pages or websites on the politics of real foods and action alerts for individual states or topics are also welcome.

This blog carnival is hosted by:

KerryAnn @ Cooking Traditional Foods
Amy @ Real Food Whole Health
Adrienne @ Whole New Mom
Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions
And me :D

Rules:

- If you are linking to a recipe, it must be traditional foods.  No white flour, white sugar, yeast, packaged or processed products and the like.

- Please link to your article only and not directly to your blog front page.

- Please place a link back to this post. Place the URL of the carnival post, copied from your browser address bar, at the bottom of your post. A badge is below, if you wish to use that instead.  To link back, just edit your post and put a link to this blog post at the very bottom of your post. It’s good etiquette and it helps both of us.

- Please only link posts that fit the carnival description. Old and archived posts are most welcome as long as you post a link back as described above.

- Links that do not follow these rules will be deleted.

- Linky will stay open from 12:01AM Tuesday to 11:59PM Friday EST.

 

Trouble in L.A. Means Trouble for USA

Yesterday, I managed to remain unplugged all day, and so when I got home last night and finally checked in, I was shocked to find that my FaceBook and Twitter had blown up with links to all kinds of craziness going down in L.A.

It turns out that Rawesome Foods, a buying club for raw goat’s milk and other raw dairy and produce in Venice Beach, was raided by the FDA, LAPD, CDC, LADH, and a whole alphabet soup can full of armed agents.  Three arrests were made; James Stewart, Sharon Palmer and Victoria Bloch.  Jenny at Nourished Kitchen has an article on the raid and arrests, as well as the 21 page complaint being made against Rawesome and Healthy Family Farms. There are actually a lot of really great articles and blog posts with a lot of info on the raids from Natural News (here, here, here and here,) to Food Renegade, and of course, AnnMarie Michaels of CHEESESLAVE is keeping us all updated as an eye witness to the unfolding events through FaceBook and Twitter.

Everyone has posted plenty of details about what’s going down, and are encouraging folks to get involved and for L.A. locals to come out for the Rally at 8 AM this morning. Several media outlets are already on top of the story, and my hope is that public awareness and outrage will be raised.

So I won’t dwell on all of that.

Rather, I want to focus on what this all means.  Yesterday’s raid is only the latest in a string of increasingly bigger and more aggressive attacks on food freedom and ultimately our civil liberties.  This past April in my own state of PA, an Amish farmer, Dan Allgyer was raided after another year-long sting operation for his perfectly legal raw milk operation and the buying club arrangement he had with several out of state residents.  Rawesome was raided once before in 2008, and there have been a whole slew of farms, not just raw dairy producers, who have been raided and had property and livestock confiscated and destroyed, some of which are highlighted in the new documentary, FARMAGGEDON:The unseen war on American Farms.

All of this begs the question: WHY?  Why is the FDA, an agency charged with the responsibility of food safety, so dead set on targeting small farms which have had NO safety or health violations, while in the meantime, huge conglomerates and CAFO’s are constantly having recalls due to illness and death as a result of their cut corners and the inherent short-comings of producing food on a massive scale?

An easy answer is to say the bottom-line, the all-mighty-dollar, is the biggest reason.  The government gets a LOT of money from Big Ag, Big Pharma, Big Dairy and all those other BIG food and drug lobbies out there.  But really, is that all?  Is it just because of kickbacks that CAFO’s get a pass on their toxic poo-lagoons while tiny family farms are being raided by multiple government agencies at gunpoint?  Money doesn’t turn the world THAT much.

At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy nut, when one takes a step back and looks at the bigger picture, what is actually accomplished by this over-reach and tyranny seems so much more insidious.  Ultimately, it’s not about money, but power and control.  The FDA and all of the other federal state and local agencies involved are really in a battle to demolish our civil liberties, and private property rights. They are not interested in our health and safety; if anything all of the moves they make seem to be targeted towards making us LESS healthy, not more so.  Our education system, which seems to be getting progressively worse, is raising up a whole generation of people who not only cannot think for themselves, but who are willing to believe whatever the State tells them.

I don’t believe this is paranoia. It’s been done before.  Plato said in his Republic that the best way to create his utopia would be to take the children from the parents and have them raised by the State.  Its not a new concept, people.  And it has been exploited by many despotic leaders, from Hitler to Lenin to Mao.

The Powers That Be in world government have this as a goal in mind: create a generation of folks who are dumbed down, cowed, and crippled so that they may be most easily controlled.  Teach them to willingly hand over their freedom, their property and their lives.  “The individual must sacrifice his autonomy for the collective,” is the reasoning.  There is a very real agenda out there at work at a global, federal, state and local level, usually disguised as conservation laws.

If you haven’t heard about Agenda 21, the UN’s initiative for the 21st century, I highly encourage you to look it up.  Youtube has a ton of videos about what is in the initiative, how it is being implemented, as well as the implications.

I am not one who sees a conspiracy under every rock. But looking back over policies and procedures put into action by the last four presidents, including the current one, is really scary when one begins to see the snowball effect.  What is happening now is a direct result of policies put into place over the last 20+ years.  And it is no accident.

Sustainability is the buzz word, but what TPTB mean by sustainability and what we, the “little people,” mean by it are two VERY different things.  I do not know what the solution is, beyond becoming knowledgeable, and refusing to shut up and sit down when the time comes.  But as of right now, the Brave New World we are looking at is a very scary place indeed.

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