Okay, I have been researching and speaking with experts in microbial infestation (ie: alpha-gal strains, lyme strains, bartonella, Epstein Barr, and many more). I believe, after all this, I have more than one issue from the tick transmitter, and alpha-gal may be on the low end. This is crazy stuff. I believe also, that I have found a path, paved by the Father in his created resources, to get rid of all of it! I know it, in fact, and it will occur. I am confident. I am going to have to be patient, however. You all may have some of these causing your chronic and autoimmune deficiencies and issues. I am on a protocol with a biofeedback device, herbs, oils, and nutrition, to rid the things I have found in me (dormant or otherwise).
Weeds can show up in places unexpected, almost unbelievably unexpected.
I am in my sunroom, putting new herbs into bigger pots, and adding new soil to old ones, harvesting some for drying, and preparing them for winter. I notice some of them have some different looks. They are potted plants, in potting soil, and yet, even then, weeds have grown. These plants were not transplanted from outdoors, and they were not planted in outdoor soil. Thin, grass-like weeds had popped up in many of my pots, few in number, but there. In a potted plant, you cannot just pull the weed like you can in the garden outside. In a potted plant, the weed and the plant have grown together, more than likely, and that is why I did not notice. The weed in a potted plant will have its roots intermingled with the plant. I had to cut the weed at the soil level and hope it just dies off at the roots. The lesson here: weed seeds are in
The lesson here: weed seeds are in the soil, in the air, in the plant itself; they will not go away, and cannot be killed off. Weeds are part of a greater ecosystem. There is a biblical parable about weeds and tares in Matthew 13:24-43. Thistles were found in the clean wheat. The servants asked if they should weed out the thistles. The master said, “No, if you weed the thistles, you’ll pull up the wheat, too. Let them grow together until harvest time. Then I’ll instruct the harvesters to pull up the thistles and tie them in bundles for the fire, then gather the wheat and put it in the barn.”
Alpha-gal, Lyme, and the hundreds of stealth microbes have, as I stated in the beginning, come in from thin air. We do not know where, when, how, but we have plenty of guesses and theories. We cannot date this. We do not know if this may have been in the system of mammals for ages gone by that man was not sensitive to, or, if it is a new kind of sensitivity man has developed because of the corruption of the Earth and human food systems. It is a weed, however, that has developed like a plague, and its roots are in the ecosystem, intertwined with the mammals, encrypted into the human digestive system and blood by way of a little tick or other species. There is always a vehicle, medium, or channel for the transferring of one thing to another; “weed” transmitters use these well.
Many situations in our lives come in from what seems “nowhere”. The reality is that they have always been there, and will always be there, in this human life existence.
This is astounding. People with alpha-gal (AG) can have a reaction to so many things we never would think of. Use this only as a reference and know that pig and sheep and other mammals have about the same pic but beef is used the most. This may be the biggest plague to mankind food based, because of the masses of uses of mammal.
If you have had reactions, brain fog, triggers, and cannot figure them out, pay attention to this list. I just figured out I was in a vicious circle because my charcoal brand has magnesium stearate and stearic acid (neither veg based); the charcoal works superbly on a reaction but then hours later in the night I had issues from the ingredients setting in. Then, I discovered the vitamin D in the Emergen-C Immune Plus powder (from cholecalciferol), and my glandular was bovine. So, I had a week of circling and because of lack of sleep from it all, was becoming worse.
I read a post from this group Monday and all of this became clear. I stopped the supplements I had just started a week before, and took regular Emergen-C without D, and have new vegan charcoal on the way. Sheesh! Thanks to this group and the Savior for all the answers just when we need them! I am continuing to search for a way out of this. Think positive. Do not fear. Stay prepared. Find alternatives. Keep moving forward.
Additional info: 7 Sneaky Animal Ingredients to Watch Out for in Supplements
Weeds grow faster than the fruit. I tilled up ground for an autumn garden and I have to till or hoe again, just a few days later, because there are weeds filling the ground. I was not able to plant seed and have it mulched when I tilled it due to not having the proper seed I needed at the time. Now, a week later, I have to deal with the weeds. Again. It is amazing how fast clear ground can turn into an overgrown mess.
If you have experienced the wonders of planning a garden, having a picture of what it would look like, and having expectations of the garden every neighbor would be in awe of, you probably also realized that these do not just happen or naturally grow on their own. Weeds and grasses do, however, grow abundantly without being planned or planted. It seems as though weeds do their thing without anyone lending a hand. I have another perspective however, to add to the weed’s abundance. We do have a part in the growth of weeds, more than we know or want to admit. I cleared the land, leaving fresh, soft, fertile, soil. Everyone I know loves to put their hands or feet into fresh, clean soil, and stay a while. The soil has been tilled, meaning, the top layer has been broken and the lower soil brought to the surface. What was on the top? Weeds, plant matter, old mulch, all turned under. Point: there are always weed seeds, and weed matter, in the soil.
Our lives are wrapped up with pulling weeds and planting seeds. We can produce weeds of selfishness and lies, or fruit of love and service. The Messiah said the soil of our hearts is the most valuable acreage on planet earth. We have to tend to it with pulling weeds and weed roots, planting good seeds, and growing fruit that can be harvested for many.
Weeds can squeeze the life out of a garden, especially brier, thorn vines. In life we call these the worries and anxieties of the world, and the desires for other things. These weeds have the potential to multiply. Several people I know are struggling with the “what am I supposed to do? Who am I supposed to be?” They are falling into the trap of comparing, looking to other gardens, and trying to live there instead of where they were planted. Just one weed, like a dandelion, has unnumbered seeds, and if we let just one weed grow freely, the result can be devastating. Dealing with allergies from a tick, alpha-gal mammal allergy, I have had to be very proactive, and tend my body with more care than I ever have. I have always been healthy, eaten well, and stayed active, but I am now more tuned into every detail of what goes into my body and mind. I have struggled with emotions, imbalances, and triggers from the allergy, but this allergy has revealed more about myself internally than I ever would have known otherwise. I have experienced releases I may not have ever experienced, in deeper ways than I thought I could go. I had more in me than I would have ever guessed. I hate this allergy with a passion, and I am actively pulling at it to find its core.
I read in an article that weeds left unattended can cut a harvest by as much as 40-60 percent. We have to be very intentional and serious about pulling and tilling under the weeds of destruction.
I will post an article on the pruning process and the mulching process, because it fits so well with weeding. It is all about keeping the good plants healthy and strong, and using the weeds for good.
You decide to go kayaking, get to the place, and go to put on sunscreen, then realize one BIG THING – ingredients. You read the ingredients only to find that the sunscreen has glycerin in it, and you find nowhere on the package the words “vegan” or “vegetable based products” or “vegetable glycerin”.
Glycerin is not always vegetable based, so if the product does not say, you do not know. You have to make a decision to take the risk of a reaction later that day for using the product, or you take the risk of being burned. What would you do? What have you done in a similar situation?
I took the burn that day. I had a long sleeve swim shirt and a huge garden hat, so I knew I had upper body protection, but I had nothing for my legs. An hour in I remembered my towel in the dry bag, got it out and used it for the remaining hours we were on the water floating down the river. I thought I may have caught the “burn” in time, but each time I took the towel off my legs were revealing the hour of sun they had gotten. By the end of the day, I had red thighs, very red thighs! It could have been worse, but I was able to cover well and keep from bad burns. If I had not had a long sleeve shirt and a big hat and towel to cover, I would have had to stay behind and not go on the river, take the other risk of a bad allergic reaction later, or just let myself get burned badly and live with weeks of pain. (What I got was bad enough)
I now have non-mammal sunscreens and skin products. I found out about glycerin being animal based when I had a reaction to massage cream not long ago, and it has caused me to look at everything I use, and change it if needed.
The struggle with food allergies, especially Alpha-gal mammal allergy, is real, folks. We have to make decisions all the time that can alter little things in an entire plan. We have to cook separate meals for ourselves, take our food and drinks everywhere, ask people to change their food choices, and so the list goes on.
Here is another situation I have been in many times:
We go out to eat on occasion. On the day we went kayaking (story above), we had been on the water longer than expected, getting off the water and able to leave about 5 p.m. We were hungry so we went to a place to eat. I will name the place because they are taking many strides to make it easy for allergy people to enjoy eating out without too much struggle, Ruby Tuesday. I ordered the Turkey burger and of course had to ask for no cheese and no dairy dressing, and that it be cooked on a grill not being used by anything else. They had trained the staff and were prepared with a special “allergy” grill. YES! you read that right. They have a special allergy grill and pans, and they are cleaned after each use and used only for allergy people’s food. The asking was a struggle and I hated it, but the fact that they had a plan for me already in place helped me to get through it. Not every place is like this, however. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL FOLKS.
Eating out, cooking at home, buying makeup or other skin products, using sunscreen, buying soap and shampoo – and the list is long, friends – is just not what it used to be for us allergy people.
We have to make the best of it however. I am posting all I can with resources and links to help you all live in this “phase”. I am also on a mission to find a way out of this. I am on a journey just like you. I would like to encourage all who have no allergies to have patience; it is a struggle for you all also, I know both sides now. I will do another post for those with the struggle to live with and interact with food allergy people when they have none. The frustration and struggle is real on both sides of the spectrum.
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Be anxious for nothing. What if we really tried to live like that today??
More weed lessons:
- Weeding on your own gets a lot. Weeding with another gets double or more. Weeding with a team gets most or all. Weeding on your own takes time; Weeding with another, or a team, takes much less time than on your own. Weeding on your own, depending on your circumstances, can be pretty thorough; Weeding with another can be much more complete. There is a method to weeding that takes full focus. Weeding is painstaking at times, and having help will take some of the load off. If there is a team, each member can be put into a particular task area; each area will be able to perform with more energy and detail. With weeding on your own, you can end up weeding with less detail because you have the entire garden to tackle. Weeding, whether on your own or with help, should be performed with great care, with the goal of completeness; there needs to be a regard to every detail, not superficial or partial.
- There is a side to weeding that can be unwelcome or unpleasant, yet it has to be done. When you weed thoroughly, and the area looks clear, there is a hidden seed, unseen, that will show itself days later. It is a nuisance. It is utterly, downright maddening sometimes. We must never leave it unattended, or forget to check on it. The grass and the weeds will always be there, in the soil, in the air, outside the fence, or in the corner, and they will come back, or new ones will grow in the place they were pulled.
- The weed in relation to allergies such as alpha gal: What I feel alpha gal and other food allergies, intolerance and sensitivities are in the garden, and my mission to wipe them out so that they cannot reproduce again. This is my coined nickname now for alpha gal: a weed.
- The weed in relation to life situations, people and things: Must stop in the moments and pull the weed, even when we do not want to stop, take care of it and go on. When I stopped in the moment to take care of a situation, or approach a person with an issue, the ending was always good. When I catch myself not saying or doing anything, turning my back or face to a problem person or situation, (going silent or leaving after a disagreement with a friend or my spouse, walking on when there is trash in the trail) it never ends well, creating a lasting bruise or sever in friendship, or scar, and creating a tougher thing to fix.
- Weed before you water, before it rains: If we water before we weed, the weeds will flourish with the fruit, causing the fruit to produce less because the weed takes away from the fruit. Weeds and grass will consume the majority of the water and deprive the fruit of its needed moisture and nutrients. Watering a weed creates more weeds, bigger weeds, weeds with deeper roots. If we weed and then water, or are aware of the skies to weed before the rain, then the fruit gets the water.
- Weeding must be complete, with root and all parts with it: The soil must be knocked off the weed roots or the weed will find a way to re-root. (ie: pull weed from close to ground to get root, or use a tool to dig it up completely, and then make sure it is turned upside down, root up, and soil knocked off) Weeding takes time, but it is worth it in the end. Weed the small stuff and the big stuff; the small stuff is what hides and becomes bigger when left alone or thought to be too small to worry about. Take the time to weed all strands of grass, tiny two leaf weeds, etc. Get the weeds when small because it is easier to weed them with your hands and takes less time.
- Weeding must be continuous: We have to be out in the garden daily to pick the fruit, yes, but also to take the time to weed. If we are weeding every day, then there is not chance there will ever be a take-over, and our fruit will last longer and be more abundant. Our fruit will rule the garden when the weeds are continuously taken out.
- Weeds grow around the plants, but sometimes they come in from the sides and walkways: We can overlook many weeds when they are outside our “circle” of produce/fruit/vegetables, such as fences, areas where plants are finished producing for the season, areas where we have picked out the produce plants (beets, carrots, root veggies, greens,etc.), areas outside the fence. Weeds can vine in from far outside the garden growing under the plant then choking it from the inside out…this is where we have to follow the vine and dig the root from its outside source, and not just cut the vine inside the fence. Weeds and grass will grow in the walkways and trenches, spreading toward the good plants slowly and gradually. We can leave them be because they are not “near the plant” but they take from the plant from that short distance and they eventually grow out of control surrounding the good plants, creating a long hard weeding process later, or a “too overwhelming” situation (and then the plants die slowly and fruit less).
- Weeds choke off the water ways: I have trenches in my garden for the water to go out, so that I do not have my plants flooded in big rains. Weeds grow in those trenches first because they are wet longer, but also because trenches are protection from the elements. Waterway drains must be weeded regularly to avoid choking off the protection from a flood in the garden. Weeds choke off water, and food, from all fruiting plants. Weeds, even small, literally suck the water from the soil and the plants around them.
- A GOOD THOUGHT FOR WEEDS: Weeds can be turned into something good for the “community”, or garden. When I pull weeds, I turn them upside down onto the old mulch, and they then become good mulch, good nutrition and cool ground for the roots. Weeds can be converted into something good for the garden.
- Hidden evils under weeds: Weeds can look fine where they are, and not be a problem. They can however, be hiding some bad stuff under them. I pulled a bunch of weeds out and it revealed a den of fire ants! I had to extinguish the fire ants, leave the weeds for a while because if I touched the weeds in that spot, there would be bad consequences for me. We have to be aware of what is under the weeds. Snakes, wasps, other insects, crawlers, and spiky weeds can be under or around a weed; when there are groups of weeds, roots are deep and they are tough to pull, but groups also create dangerous situations. Take care and be aware.
- ONE MORE: Weeds and grasses are beautiful inside and out, just as all plants. Good loving management keeps them from hindering, challenging, or altering the face and growth of the fruit and vegetation.
Read Part 1 of Weeds, the Process.
I have made a few videos on my Natural Helping Hands Facebook page on the subject of weeds. (click on the titles to view them)
I am developing a book with this subject as the theme. I am developing this from the perspective of food allergies, namely the one I have “alpha gal.” If you have followed my blogs and my videos you have learned much about alpha gal already. If you do some research in my blog posts and my Facebook pages, you will find the best resources, truths, about alpha gal. I have been learning how to deal with food allergies like never before. I have never been allergic to anything in my entire life, except kerosene. This has rocked my world! I now understand to the bottom of my soul how this all feels, the risks it involves, the minute by minute care it takes, and the constant battle of risk behind every bite of food we take in.
I intend to write everything that has been messaged to me from the Father of all creation on the subject of weeds in hopes to give you a perspective on what I have come to coin as a nickname for “alpha gal” (mammal food allergy): a weed.
Weeds and wildflowers can be found just about anywhere. While some weeds are well worth the trouble of removal, others are actually attractive and useful.
Weeds are simply plants growing in the wrong place. Some wildflowers are nothing more than weeds while others provide crucial sustenance to wildlife.
There are two types of weeds—annuals and perennials. Annual weeds grow faster, typically spreading by seed and die out within a year. Perennial weeds are more difficult to control, as these weeds usually have extensive root systems that can cover large areas. They also come back every year.
Look for new blog posts to learn all the lessons I have learned from weeding in my garden, and how it is related to food allergies like alpha gal. In this process, we will find a way to “weed” the weed of food allergy out of the body for good, creating a way to eat the foods we so long to have again. Come with me on my journey. Find empowerment in your journey. If we have this a while longer or if we find ways to come out of it, please share those with me in your feedback to these posts. Please share this with your friends and family. Together we will grow stronger no matter what ails us.