How to Easily Stop Mosquitoes Driving You Insane

How to Easily Stop Mosquitoes Driving You Insane

I want a natural solution to stop mosquitoes from mauling my family

Mosquito season is still rampant here and my poor husband and kids are constantly battling the biting irritant. Especially when one finds its way into your bedroom and goes on a feeding frenzy while you sleep. That’s a nightmare when you wake up! We’ll continue to need protection all the way through November and sometimes beyond so the family will need to have a ready supply of repellent to ward off this tiny menace.

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Why don’t I get bitten?

Before we get into solutions, have you ever wondered why some people seemed to get bitten more than others? I can sit outside and not even get touched and my family ends up with 20-30 bites. There is research that indicates blood type does play a role. Apparently type O is also universal for Open season lunch for mosquitoes. I have seen comments from people who are Type O and don’t get bitten. As with most things, it may be a combination of things. Body temperature and CO2 may play a role. schnakenstiche-59775_1280Other people have found if the body is in balance with vitamin B1 and C, they are less likely to be bitten so boosting your B1 and C intake may be a good preventive measure.

Why do your bites swell up and mine don’t?

Of course the other aggravation is the variance in how people are effected by the bite itself. Some people swell much more the others. Those with sensitive skin seemed to be at a higher risk. One preventive measure to minimize the impact of the bite is to use a natural antihistamine to boost the system in preparation of the buggy season.  Similar to taking bee pollen or local seasonal honey to ward off allergy attacks. However, how do you know when you have the right balance? Histamine creation also links back to gut flora. Balanced gut health could improve our body’s ability to maintain homeostasis even in the middle of getting mauled by mosquitoes. So what’s a body to do?

It all comes down to balance.
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All indicators point to eating a balanced diet of whole foods and looking after your gut. Coincidence? I think not.  There is a protocol that has proven helpful when dealing with allergic reactions called the “water protocol”. When your bug bite swells it’s a result of an allergic reaction, increased inflammation. According to the protocol, if you place some Himalayan salt on the tip of your tongue for a few minutes and then rinse off, it should help to bring the body in balance. It’s also said to work with sinus congestion and watery eyes and skin irritation from other seasonal allergies.

What about commercial repellents?

DEET has undergone a lot of scrutiny around the adverse effects of this chemical in commercial bug repellents along with other toxic chemicals. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has gone on record advising, when used properly, the effects of DEET can be minimized and outweigh the potential of disease causing bites. Sorry, I don’t buy it. The “precautions” include: not spraying too close; use a minimal amount; make sure you bathe when you get home so it does remain on your skin too long; spray in an open area to avoid inhaling the contents. Seems to me anything which is suggesting limiting the amount of contact, should just be avoided. Especially when healthier nontoxic alternatives available.

How to protect your family?

For my family’s protection, I’ve done some research and discovered a combination that works. You can use any combination of essential oils with either an oil or water based blend. Experiment until you find one that works for you. Every body chemistry is different and people have their own fragrance preference. While lemon options do deter insects they may also invite a few bees so I tend to stay away from it in our repellent. Lemon does work great, along with peppermint to help the itch if you do happen to get bitten. A great tip if you’re out and have forgotten the spray and the little villains are on the attack, grab the lemon wedge in your water and rub it on your bites. It’ll provide quick relief.


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 What is my favorite blend?

I like the oil blend as I like the way it feels on the skin. If you’d like to opt for water based, swap out the 2 tablespoons of oil for witch hazel, rubbing alcohol or a blend of both in an 8 ounce container. Since water and oil do not mix, the witch hazel or alcohol will help as a binder. Alcohol is also a natural preservative.  Add enough water to bring the mixture to 8 ounces.

My easy formula:

  • 30 drops of basil oil
  • 40 drops of lavender oil
  • 30 drops of peppermint oil
  • 2 tablespoons of grape seed oil ( can also use coconut, olive, almond, jojoba or a combination of oils)

Mix together and store in a dark , preferably glass bottle. Store in a cool, dark place. You can either use a spray nozzle or simple rub into your skin like a lotion.

Other essential oils that work well to stop mosquitoes:

  • citronella
  • eucalyptus
  • tea tree
  • cypress
  • rose geranium
  • bergamot
  • lemon
  • Thyme
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosemary
  • cedarwood

Precautions for pregnant or nursing women and children under 2 years of age.

  • If you are pregnant or nursing, as with any essential oil, you should consult your healthy care provider before using them.
  • When using essential or any type of lotion on children, extreme caustion should be exercised. Especially for those under the age of 2. Always consult your health care professional.
  • It is recommended to always perform a patch test to check for an allergic reaction before using an essential oil for the first time.
  • Be sure to label homemade products with the ingredients and include the “creation” date.

Living Life with Sjogrens Syndrome

Life is hard with Sjogrens Syndrome.

When you’re dealing with a disease like Sjogrens Syndrome  that is constantly changing, traveling and effecting various parts of your mind and body at different times, waiting is the hardest part of living. The realization that Sjogrens Syndrome  is for life. Never knowing when the goods days will go bad. Never knowing what part of the mind or body will be next. It’s like living in a war zone in constant anticipation of the next explosion, never knowing when it’s going to strike. On the edge of your seat, on the edge of life, that is what Sjogrens Syndrome is.

We are what we create.

As I write this, I have tears welling in my eyes. The reality is hard and there are days where I fight for more courage. I will not lose hope. I will not give up. I have made great choices with my health which are fuelling my fight against Sjogrens Syndrome . I am not writing this for sympathy. It’s OK to cry. We all should allow ourselves to free our emotions and crying, like writing, can be very cathartic. I am writing this so you know, I understand. You’re not alone. We are in this fight together and you can live a wonderful life with Sjogrens Syndrome.

Hope will not breed hopelessness.

For those who do not know, I have an autoimmune disease known as Sjogrens Syndrome. There is no cure, it’s progressive and pervasive. You can go through long periods of remission and then without warning, a new or old symptom smacks you in the face, or mind or other body part. It can mimic thyroid issues, lupus, Fibromyalgia or Celiac but, is also often diagnosed along with those other autoimmune diseases. Sjogrens Syndrome   effects every person differently.  It can come with any combination of dehydration, chronic fatigue, dry eye, dry mouth, dry skin or neuropathy. The biggest challenge for me has been as soon as I  think I’ve figured it out, it changes. Leaving you feeling defeated with the frustration of having to start all over again. As an outsider, you can’t see it.  We all look “fine”. Even now, it’s hard to explain. I have never been tested for anything else because, frankly, for me, it wouldn’t matter. How I approach treatment would be the same.

 I have been searching for clues to understand why Sjogrens Syndrome happened to me…

I’ve been searching and learning about Sjogrens Syndrome  for over four years. I reached a point in my life where I was no longer willing to give in to the pain and the fatigue. This will not be my fate. I do not have to feel this way. I abandoned the excuses of age and the “disease” and searched for the truth. A truth I’ll share with you as I continue my journey learning more at every turn.  I won’t always have all the scientific mumbo jumbo or statics. My mind looks at relationships and correlations. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist. I can only share what I found, the effect it’s had on me and my solutions.  Do the research and when you start to look back at your child hood, the pieces will start to come together.

 Gluten and sugar are evil.

Dairy can have it’s own issues, but at the root of what I’ve found is gluten and sugar.  Hydrogenated oils and other GMO products add fuel to fire but that’s not where I found it started. Leaky gut is one of the prevalent conditions plaguing people today. When I go back to my child hood, I have always had stomach issues. I was told I had a “spastic” stomach and it was basically ignored.  I still have no idea what that really is. I also craved carbs / sugar.  Fatigue set in during my late teens. I was active in sports, worked part time and was going to school. In college I worked full time and went to school full time. Of course I was tired. My blood work wasn’t always great but, I looked “fine”.

 Our bodies have the ability to heal itself.

Yes, we are extraordinary works of art. They key is allow our body to do its job. I was sabotaging it. Grains were not something the human body relied on as food source.  Regardless of what you believe about the “primal” food print, gluten itself is not the same as it was decades ago. As a result of environment factors, depleting nutrients in the soil and “modifications” made to ensure its survival, the molecular structure of gluten has changed significantly from its ancestral roots.  It is the expression of the genes in wheat and its interaction with human genomes which wreaks havoc on our body. No wonder our body is confused and starts to attack itself. It was never intended to digest this type of food.

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The body is always working to keep us in homeostasis.

To keep things in balance. What we’re feeling is our body trying to pull us back in line. Sugar puts our body in a frenzy in much the same way. What have we been told? Fat free is the way to be. So we ingest tons of artificial sweeteners under the guise of “no calories”. Our body treats it the same and still produces the same amount of glucose. How do you feel after riding roller coasters all day? A bit dizzy? Not so stable? Bingo, your body is no different. Not to mention, sugar has been proven to be just as addictive at cocaine. Keep in mind, natural sugar is still sugar and you really shouldn’t have more than a tablespoon of natural sugar a day. Carbohydrates, by the way, plays into that sugar addiction and there is evidence of highly addictive qualities of wheat as well.

We need to allow our bodies to heal.

Stop sabotaging habits and fuel ourselves with real whole foods in the way nature intended. We need to help our body bring us back into homeostasis. How do we do that? Here’s what I’ve discovered…so far.  Yes, I use Paleo as a framework for food preparation. You would think, that was a result of my research, but to be honest, I started eating “primal’ before I knew what Paleo was. I learned to listen to my body and with the help of muscle testing to confirm my suspicions, eliminated foods causing chaos in my body. Trust me, I didn’t’ want to hear I needed to say goodbye to French fries, corn, chilies or tomatoes (that’s a short list)  My favorite food was Thai,  Indian and Mexican.

Intermittent fasting is where I started.

If you’ve read our article on the five two diet, you’ll know the reason we chose that lifestyle three years ago was about longevity and not weight loss. Yes, you will lose weight. It’s a nice side effect. The 5:2 diet allows your body the time to repair damaged cells by lowering IGF-1 levels (insulin like growth factor 1). We have high levels at birth and during our growth period as part of building new cells through splitting and duplication. When we run out of food or bodies switch from building new cells, by lowering IGF-1, to repairing existing ones. For example, we all have a certain amount of cancer cells that exist in our body. Whether they get ‘turned on’ or not is dependent on multiple factors but that’s for another time. What’s important here, is to limit the duplication of the cells and encourage their repair. Remember, this is about giving your body what it needs to do its job.

There is an alternative to anything.

If there’s a will there’s a way. I am not a cook nor like to spend time in the kitchen cooking or cleaning. The truth, living without, for so many years, prevented me from changing. I had all the excuses. I don’t have time, it’s too expensive, it won’t taste good. I’m “mostly” gluten and dairy free. Well folks, your body doesn’t’ acknowledge “mostly”. Sjogrens Syndrome does not accept half measures.   If the “evil” is there, it knows and treats it no different than if you ate the entire pizza or chocolate cake. The truth, I was forced to find alternatives when I had to eliminate dairy from my daughters diet. The truth, there are some really bad dairy free alternatives out there. While it served a purpose, the choices didn’t facilitate healing. The truth, I chose to say no to the pain. I chose to say no to a future of medications, doctors’ visits and debilitating and/or terminal illness.

 I am living with Sjogrens Syndrome  and it’s hard.

I will not give up the fight. I take advantage of every training, white paper and article I can find to learn more every day. Food really is nature’s medicine. We need to give our body a fighting chance to do its job. The message in the video “We are all ONE“,   is intended to be about mother nature. For me it reflected what we do to ourselves. We need to stop pushing the limits and take responsibility to preserve what we have and allow our body to live in harmony with itself.  I am not perfect. I have and continue to make progress. I chose this profession, because I want to help others improve the quality of their life. I want and will share what I’ve learned about Sjogrens Syndrome  with you. I will show you how to make better choices for your life.  There is a better way. I am living it!

 

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In closing…

Thank you for allowing me the time to share my thoughts. Life with Sjogrens Syndrome is hard. Many will not read to this point, for those who do, thank you. I have included a few resources if you like that sort of thing. It is, by all means, not an exhaustive list. Having a strong and positive support system is vital to our health. I am fortunate to have the support of my husband and children. If you don’t, I invite you to join our community of support. The door will always be open, you are not alone with Sjogrens Syndrome.

Wishing you good health for life,

Margie

Sources:

http://www.greenmedinfo.com/page/dark-side-wheat-new-perspectives-celiac-disease-wheat-intolerance-sayer-ji

http://www.einkorn.com/einkorn-nutritional-facts/

http://authoritynutrition.com/6-shocking-reasons-why-gluten-is-bad/

http://instituteofhealthsciences.com/the-intermittent-fasting-diet-52-diet-by-caroline-noonan/

https://thefastdiet.co.uk/forums/topic/help-with-inflammation/

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How To Improve your life with the Five Two Diet

How To Improve your life with the Five Two Diet

The Regularity of the Five Two Diet

What did you eat last week on Monday and Thursday? We can tell you what we ate on the five two diet for the last three years…500 – 600 calories. Read on to discover how intermittent fasting on a five two plan can improve your quality of life.

 

We improved our health, wealth and longevity following a five two diet plan.

 

Shrimp and Basil Pesto Flat-bread Pizza on a five two diet
You CAN eat this: Shrimp and Basil Pesto Flat-bread Pizza on a five two diet!

The Fast diet is ingrained in our lifestyle because we don’t like restrictions on tastes and flavors. Friends know to bring chocolate cake over on our non-fasting days. Yes we eat chocolate and all forms of tasty and flavorful Paleo foods. Here’s how it works.

Five Two  intermittent fasting is controlling calorific intake over short periods of time. We eat a Paleo diet without concern of weights, measures, and restrictions for five days.

Your body will naturally adapt to the best fasting plan, when you begin two days of reducing calorific intake to a quarter of the usual amount. Studies have shown that 5:2 intermittent fasting produces the same results as daily restrictions. We find two days of fasting refreshes our energy levels. Then we enjoy our normal eating days even more!

The five two diet has an unfair balance towards enjoyment. By lifting the restrictions over five days and fasting on two our bodies digest food better. We eat with a genuine appetite as we understand how our hunger tricks us. Our food tastes better, and organically we begin to make better choices for our body and minds.

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The possibility of embarrassing questions of side effects are not asked enough when talking to people considering a five two lifestyle. This is how it works; we have eaten pizza each night for a week, drunk a gallon of coke, and we’re constipated and low on energy!


We stop doing that and plan our meals and our body’s rhythm changes. This is a natural process. Our body is cleansing.

You will begin to:

  • Understand how the feeling of hunger comes and goes during fasting
  • Feel how fatigue does pass during fasting
  • Discover how amazing water tastes over a sugary drink
  • Learn what to do with all the extra energy you have!

How much weight can I lose in a week on a Five Two Diet?

When the 5:2 is followed correctly you can expect to lose 1lb a week, and continue to lose 1lb a week until you hit your ideal weight.  We personally have lost over 50lbs between us!! in just a 2 year period, then maintained that weight for the last 12 months.

Our friends who take weight training seriously where skeptical about the 2 5 diet as they require such high calorific intake. After absorbing our teachings on The Get Healthy Weight Loss program they realized there was more to training than eating dry tins of tuna!

Now they pump harder, save money on protein powders and have increased and enjoy better fat burning when preparing their summer beach bodies.

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Feel invigorated when you follow a five two diet plan

Fasting benefits include:

  • Steady, long term weight loss
  • Decreased risk of diabetes
  • Increased longevity
  • Increased cell repair / re-generation
  • Improved liver function
  • Feeling amazing and being full of energy

Losing weight makes you feel fantastic on the outside. The five and two diet is a plan for life to avoid the ‘yo-yo’ effect of sticking it all back on. Adopting this lifestyle you have improved chances of lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Any improvement in insulin sensitivity could be the difference between living with medication everyday or not.

Getting started on the Five Two Diet

To start getting the benefits of fasting, you need no special equipment, expensive powders or weekly fees. If you have eggs in the cupboard you can try this omelette.

Approaching your first fast you should remember the objective of why you are fasting. Perhaps start to eat smaller meals or try the ten best swaps for healthier eating.

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Here’s to our Radiant Wellness

We’ve had the privilege to meet some beautiful souls along our journey in this business and our lives.  Some of those souls shine brightly into your lives and have a significant impact. Janis is just one such soul.  She is a free spirit and a wonderful example of what self love can bring into your life.  We asked her if she would like to write an article for our site and are very happy to say that she said yes, and here it is…..

“Here’s to our Radiant Wellness”


Expansive Love

People often tell me that I have radiant wellness. It’s such a beautiful thing to hear and I love that someone is aware of the great expansive love that I feel and that they want to reflect it back to me. I’ve known that I am so much more than just me, this body, this mind, and this ego. I’ve known that I’m part of something bigger, that we’re all connected to an unseen force I call spirit, and because I’m a Highly Sensitive Person I am continually taking in information from all sources in and around me, including spirit. I’ve been called too sensitive, too much, and even called intense a time or two, and maybe I am for the one who is saying that, but for me I’m simply taking in all of the information that is around and in me while my senses are actively listening to it, seeing it, feeling it, tasting it, smelling it, being it, and sharing it. You could say that I’m absorbing it, and I am to an extent, but I’ve learned how to make choices around what I take into my being, I have healthy boundaries, but that’s a whole other blog. Actually, there are so many ways of feeling that can’t be described here, but suffice to say I feel things deeply. This radiant wellness comes from the life all around me and within me. And, perhaps you feel this way also.

 

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“Everything has a radiant wellness”

The most wonderful sense is that I see the Sacred in the ordinary, for really, there is no such thing as ordinary. All of life is sacred. Everything has spirit, and spirit is a part of Soul. It’s a feeling of being tuned in and enlivened by the spirit in every living thing, and knowing that we’re all connected and a part of a great living system we call Earth. It’s exciting to know that Earth is a part of a great living system we call our Solar System, and our Solar System is a part of the Milky Way Galaxy, and that the galaxy is a part of an even greater Universe, and so a part of even greater and greater forces and sources of energy. We are surrounded with radiant wellness, it  comes from the life all around me and within me. And, perhaps you feel this way also.Call it whatever you like. It’s wonder. It’s a pure wondrous and numinous power and creative force and we’re all a part of it. It’s mysterious wonder and is so enlivening when we tap into it. It heals, it energizes, it transforms as it radiates light and love from within our very cellular structure. When we open to this mystery and allow it to guide us, we radiate. That’s what people see when I’m in alignment with our radiant spirit environment.

 

cosmos of radiant wellness I radiate the love that’s in me and around me into the world and this simple action is healing for all of us. It feels good. That deep sense of being more than just me, more than a separate being, more than ego and part of a huge limitless body of life that I call spirit is oh so healing and so empowering. Radiant wellness is not a form of arrogance or narcissism, it’s a knowing of the divine web that we’re all a part of. We may feel separate and alone once in a while, but we’re never alone and we are all connected. I know that we heal ourselves as we embrace our radiance, and as we heal ourselves we serve to heal the whole world, and I believe the universe. We create a vibration of love and love is healing. Think about it, feel into it. How do you feel when you are in a state of me against them, resentment, anger, self-doubt, self-blame, shame, or some sort of down and gloomy feeling? How do you move, talk, and communicate yourself to the world in those times? Not so bright, right? I don’t radiate all of the time and I know those downer feelings of a sorry state of affairs times. And, how do you feel when you’re feeling loved, happy, proud, confident and strong? No question. Radiant. Bright. Divinely loved.

“Tap into Nature’s radiant wellness”

As I tune into that greater sense of me, that connected to everyone and everything sense of me, I begin to feel so much better and soon I am unable to feel down and out because I know I’m filled with divine perfection of sacred spirit (even if my ego mind is trying to convince me otherwise.) Go for a walk in deep Nature and what do you feel? Sit by the ocean and take in the splendour and radiance of her magnificent creative power. Listen to the winds blow and the wild birds sing their love songs and what do you feel? I feel wonder when I tap into Nature’s radiant wellness When I tap into wonder I do radiate and feel warm and full of love. Others see it and recognize it as something very special, and what they don’t realize is that it’s also in them. We’re mirrors for each other. I love it when someone says that I’m radiating because I know that they’re connecting with me in a way that fills themselves with that same loving warmth. It’s hard to pin point but it is felt.

Part of that feeling of being part of a spirit filled greater body is loving myself and all of life enough to care deeply about what I put on and in my body. I am a part of spirit and I recognize myself as such. I would not offer a toxic gift to spirit so I won’t do so to you or myself. My body is my temple and I have learned to treat it as such.

“Real conscious choices”

We need nutritious foods to eat for our bodies just as we need spiritual foods to nourish our beings. I made some very real conscious choices about the foods I eat after I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. Prior to that I was living a life that I believed was aligned with the health of my spirit and the health of the planet but I was not fully engaged and I was ignorant. I really didn’t know how to feed my body for my greater wellbeing and to support and nourish my spirit. I was already dealing with diverticulosis and IBS but was pretty ignorant about how the foods I ate were effecting me. I knew that I suffered and that’s about it. I thought the suffering was just part of being a Highly Sensitive Person in this human life (which by the way does have a correlation to digestive issues, back and hip issues, migraines, and more.) So, when I got that Hashi’s diagnosis it was a wakeup call and I decided to learn about autoimmune dis-ease and heal my body, even though the doctors that I was working with told me it couldn’t be done, I did it. I healed my body by taking loving care of it body, mind, spirit, and emotion.

I learned that food has an incredible healing power over dis-ease. As a result I decided that I would only eat whole local seasonal organic foods (as possible) including lots of great veggies and fruits, wild caught safe and sustainable fish, humanely raised grass fed and finished meats to nourish, heal and sustain my body. I learned which foods aggravate and inflame my body, which foods calm and heal it, which foods nourish it deeply and which foods bring vitality. I deliberately and consciously choose my foods (and body care products) to be safe, nourishing and vitalizing for me. I want my body to be healthy and strong, flexible and clear so I eat foods with the qualities that I desire for my wellbeing and good health. I am a spiritual being in a human body and I know that food is an integral part of body, mind, spirit and emotional wellbeing. To feel good mentally, emotionally and spiritually we must feel good physically. Food and the environment that we eat it in are key.

“Detoxify body, mind, spirit”

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Radiant wellness comes in part from eating healthy foods.

Highly Sensitive People ingest and absorb their environment, so, when I eat I am conscious of what, how, where, when and why I’m doing so. A gentle mindfulness helps with the digestive process as I slow down and consume the foods that I’ve lovingly prepared and enjoy in a calm and beautiful environment. I want to feed my spirit as I feed my body. My environment reflects my inner world and my inner world reflects my environment. Everything we put in our body beings is contributing to our health. Consider that next time you turn on the news.

I want the foods that I eat to be organic not only because I am eliminating toxins, I am also giving my body a chance to detoxify body, mind, spirit, and emotion from the past. As I support local organic and sustainable farmers I support the detoxifying of the soils, water and air from the past petroleum fertilizers, herbicides, pesticides and the like. Just as I detox and nourish my body being with healthy choices I detox and heal the world by supporting organic, sustainable farming and harvesting practices. These choices I make not only benefit myself, they benefit all.

Look around and sense into our environment and it may be a bit depressing and discouraging. It seems the powers that be in our societal world haven’t figured out how to listen to Earth, but I have and you have too, or at least you can do so. I believe that it starts with listening to our own bodies. As we tune into our own body’s needs we become sensitive to them and learn from them. So, it follows that we need to tune in and use our senses to look, listen, feel, taste and smell to fully experience Earth’s desires and needs. As above, so below and as below, so above. We’re not separate and we cannot be healthy as individuals if our greater body of Earth is not healthy. I understand that we are part of Earth and that we need this symbiotic relationship with her to survive and thrive.

Glow, baby, glow

plants of radiant wellnessEating organically raised foods is one way to contribute to the healing process. There are so many ways to contribute to the healing process that go far beyond healing ourselves. Food is a powerfully delightful way to bring radiant health to yourself and those around you. Not only is it good for your mind, body, emotions and it’s good for your spirit, and ultimately good for all of us. Earth is bountiful and provides us with all that we need. It’s up to us to be well and provide her with the same.

Glow, baby, glow as you radiate your wondrous beauty into the world. We need your beautiful spirit to shine and bring us back into radiant health. I see your gorgeous and radiant spirit and I recognize your beautiful radiant spirit as a part of this great work. Be a part of The Healing Soulution and declare and commit to eating and supporting a better and healthier world through organic practices everywhere. Here’s to your good health! Here’s to you in all of your glory! Radiate your spirit at the vibration of love and the whole world will benefit from your radiant beauty.

Janis E. McKinstry, MA

The Healing Soulution