12 Mar

Clinical Herbalist Immune Support for COVID-19

As referenced in Guido’s Week 6 class, here are the recommendations he discussed concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Immune Support NOTES:

We know very little about this virus, its seasonality, and its transmission. It does seem to be more contagious than the flu, and does affect those over age 60 with heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes more significantly. There is no evidence that any of the classic herbs we use for cold and flu “treat” the virus. Instead of treatment, we have been focusing on good hygiene and prevention by strengthening immune function.

PLEASE take care of yourself: good food, good hydration, and most importantly GOOD sleep. If stress around all of this is an issue, consider adaptogens like American ginseng (if available organic) or Eleuthero (“Siberian” ginseng). IF you suspect infection (dry cough and fever are the most common symptoms, with little nasal congestion), CALL your doctor/Emergency room and ask for directions on how to proceed.

  1. Astragalus and medicinal mushrooms, esp. Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum/tsugae/oregonensis). Relatively high amounts: 1 tsp. Astragalus tincture 2x/d, 7-12 g Astragalus total in caps/powder/decoction daily. 2 mL mushroom extract and/or blends, or 3-4 g mushroom extract powder, or 4-5 g mushrooms decocted daily.

2. Lung support herbs include Pleurisy root (Asclepias tuberosa), Licorice root (caution w/ high blood pressure), Mullein leaf, Elecampane root, Balloon Flower root (Platycodon grandiflorum), Usnea spp.

3. Warming aromatic diaphoretics are theoretically a good idea: Ginger, Angelica, Lomatium, Ligusticum (Osha – caution – endangered)

4. CONSIDER AVOIDING Elderberry for those at greater risk to reduce the risk of over-stimulation of an immune reaction. Elderberry lectins, not present in other berries, ramp up immune function and inflammatory cytokine production, which is THEORETICALLY a concern as the cause of death is connected to sepsis and cytokine storm in vulnerable folks (See this paper from China as reference).

Treatment NOTE: Needs to be in consultation / coordination with the healthcare establishment. DO NOT “go it alone” on this one, especially with higher-risk populations. The virus can cause symptoms to progress into a danger zone quickly. Don’t delay asking for support. Key Symptoms are dry cough and fever, though this can vary. CALL your healthcare provider(s). FOLLOW their directions.

1. One formula (Shuang Huang Lian) is receiving attention for herbal TREATMENT of the virus, but keep in mind it is often used as an injection. It is Baikal Skullcap root (Scutellaria baikalensis), Forsythia fruit, and Honeysuckle flower (Lonicera japonica). We know nothing about other herbs for treatment. Get help, and once you have a plan, consider options

2, 3 and 4 listed above if practical and safe to do so.

Hand & Surface Sanitizer (2 options)

NOTE: Hand washing with regular soap and water for 20-30 seconds is BEST. Sanitizers are an OK alternative, and also a way to clean doorknobs, surfaces, etc.

Option #1 – Alcohol-based (basic recipe) • 2 parts Alcohol (*see below) • 1 part Aloe Vera gel • 5-10 drops your choice of essential oil per ounce of sanitizer (optional, to improve odor). Dispense into squirt bottles. Squirt a pea-sized amount on your hands, rub in, and allow to dry. *Key consideration: The alcohol you use can be rubbing (isopropyl) or “regular” (ethyl, or ethanol), but must be at least 90% (180 proof). Concentrations are listed on the bottle (eg. at the drugstore, rubbing alcohol should say “91% isopropyl alcohol”). Don’t use 60% isopropyl or anything lower than 90%. Alcohol-based sanitizers need to be at least 60-70% alcohol.

Option #2 – Alcohol-free (Thymox) FDA/EPA have approved “Thymox” (a solution of 0.25% thymol) as a coronaviruseffective disinfectant. We can recreate a 0.25% thymol solution using these ingredients: • Water, 29 mL (about 1 fluid ounce). Using distilled water is best, but any clean, fresh water will do. • Gum Arabic, a dispersant, 300 mg • Benchmark Thyme essential oil, 0.8 mL (Consistently high thymol concentration, which is assayed. See this link for more information and additional distributors.) Add the essential oil to the Gum Arabic and mix thoroughly. Add the paste to the water and shake well. Pour into a spray bottle and dispense by spraying. Rub into the hands and allow to dry.

10 Jan

BREAD!!!!!

I am so excited! Stupidly excited! I am happy happy happy! I have craved a slice of homSo excitedemade bread for a while now…just never tried making it. This week I finally did it. I decided to try gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, soy-free, BREAD – just quit putting it off; quit buying it, and see if I could make a loaf of bread!

I did it!!!!!! It is beautiful.

When you have a sensitivity to stuff, these little things make all the difference! I am dancing and laughing! Like a little kid excited!! It works! It is real bread!

Here’s the recipe I used:

Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soy-free Bread
adapted from Bob’s Red Mill Sandwich Bread

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups Milk (warmed cow, rice, soy milk, or coconut milk)
  • 2-1/4 tsp Active Dry Yeast
  • 3 cups Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Eggs (must measure 3/4 cup)*
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil (or other preferred oil)
  • 1 tsp Cider Vinegar
  • 3/4 tsp Sea Salt

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, add the yeast to warm milk and let sit until yeast begins to foam (about 5 minutes). Meanwhile, in a large mixing bowl of a heavy-duty stand mixer, combine all remaining ingredients. Add yeast/milk mixture and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping down sides of bowl with a spatula, if needed. If you do not have a stand mixer, an electric hand mixer will also work.
  2. Place dough in a greased 9 x 5-inch nonstick pan. Smooth top of dough with a spatula. Cover and let rise in a warm place (75-80°F) until dough is level with the top of the pan (approximately 30-40 minutes).
  3. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 60-65 minutes. Do not under-bake. To prevent over-browning, cover with foil after the first 15 minutes of baking. To test for doneness, tap loaf with a fingernail. A crisp, hard sound indicates a properly baked loaf.
  4. Remove from oven; turn loaf out of pan and cool thoroughly on a wire rack before slicing.

MY NOTES:

  • I used canned coconut milk so I had the thick cream and water well mixed before using it in the recipe. I think the cream helps a lot!
  • ALSO, IMPORTANT: take three eggs and blend them a bit, then measure, as in the instructions; this is a better measure than just measuring whole eggs.
  • Where I am at in AR, It took about 30-40 minutes to rise to just above the pan, and it took about 30 minutes to bake. So, just watch the baking and when it is browned on top, and the internal temperature is 160 or above, it is done
  • The key to this whole thing is this Bob’s Red Mill 1 to 1 Baking Flour. This special blend of gluten-free flours and starches makes it easy to transform traditional recipes into gluten-free recipes – no additional specialty ingredients or custom recipes required. It is made to be a direct replacement for all-purpose flour.

It is perfect!!!!!! So good!!!!!!! I love bread!

28 Jun

Who am I? I care about you!

Who am I? What do I do? How can I help you? What is health to you? How do you visualize your health? How much would you like to reduce your pain and stress? Please share my new premiere video. Like it on my Facebook page. See it on Instagram and Linked-in. Watch for my blogs and Facebook posts throughout each week.

Have a great weekend.
~Jeana

02 Jun

Be who you are

This is not your typical encouragement write-up on being the person you were meant to be. I will give you some food for thought that is not main stream, and is very out of the box, but should be the normal thinking.

We were created, man was created, out of the dust of the Earth and given life and breath from the very mouth of the Creator. It was good. Did you get that? When the tree of knowledge of good and evil entered the picture, so did the lies that we are no longer good. Fear entered first and foremost. Fear and shame are the foundation to all that is not good, all that is not of the creation in the beginning. We were given a choice. That is all. It was a choice. Man did not become evil. The flesh did not become evil. The mind did not become evil. The man allowed the fear and shame to take over his very own body, mind and soul. Yahweh constantly showed that there is a way to stay within what we are create to be. The stuff that was breathed into us at creation was not taken out of us when the other tree was eaten. This is a key point.

We are made in HIS very image. WE are sons and daughters of the Most High. We are good. Sin can take over but it is not who we are.

We are meant for so much more. We have been given the promise of Eternal Life. We must live that kingdom here on Earth. We have the breathe of the Father in us and through us. We can get the fear and shame out. All sin and all evil can be overcome. All of our impurities, all of our transgressions, all of our health issues, all of our Earth’s pollution, is from fear and shame. We are not evil first. Evil takes over us when we allow it in. Evil is the result of not being what we are meant to be.

Be what you are meant to be. Be who you are. Live the life you have been given to live in Messiah. Use the breath of the Almighty that was breathed into you and never taken out.

I could make this longer, but I want you to digest the truth you have just read. Let’s have a conversation.

BE well. Be healthy. Be YOU.

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19 May

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17 Apr

new year, throw out old, cleanse

It is the first of the year, a new year on the calendar that the Creator crafted from the beginning. Man has destroyed the calendar and taken Yahweh/God out of it. Anyway, we are in the first month of the year, and it is time to cleanse. This time of year has cleansing rains, new beginnings, fresh starts in all aspects of creation. The Messiah purposely died at this time of year because we need cleansing, and this time of year is the best time of year to do so. Every edible plant (and most of them out there this time of year are edible) is a cleansing plant, and should be taken into our bodies. The energy of the Earth is even being renewed this time of year, and our bodies are directly connected and affected by it.

I want to bring out one thing about this time of year that is vital. I personally keep an entire week of Passover/Unleavened Bread. I do this because it is commanded, and because it is very refreshing to the mind, body, and soul. In this process, I clean out my house. I take out the leaven, clean every nook and cranny, and air out the place. Have you ever wondered where “spring cleaning” comes from? Despite what most historians and scholars want to say, it is built into us to do this, at this time of year, from the beginning of mankind, for cleansing purpose. It is what we are supposed to do. The thing I want to bring out is this: when you put out sugar, or throw out all of that junk food from your house, to cleanse your body, do you give it away to someone else, or do you actually throw it out? Ask yourself: does it make sense to throw something you know is bad for you onto someone else?

When I clean out, and throw out the leavened things during Passover week, I throw them out and burn them, or let the chickens eat them. The leaven represents my sin, or the things in my life I need to clean out, the “weeds” that have gotten out of hand. This cleansing also pictures getting your health back into shape, getting rid of the things that are negative, in mind, body, and spirit. It is all about acting on the solution and not looking back. I absolutely never give my “throw out” stuff to someone else to eat while I am not eating it, just as I would not give away the junk foods harming me if I were changing my health habits.

THE POINT: It is difficult to throw out, especially when you know your hard earned money bought it. It is difficult to go through the process of ridding the mind of negative fears and emotion. It is a process and nothing more. It is a practice, and we have to make it a “custom” for it to make an impact. I assure you, it is all worth it, and the things you THROW OUT will be replaced with twice the good. Throwing out (not giving away), is just the right thing to do.

The scripture below can be a starting point to a great study on this subject, giving you motivation and confidence.

1 Corinthians 5:7 
Strong’s LexiconGet rid of 
ἐκκαθάρατε (ekkatharate)
Verb – Aorist Imperative Active – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1571: To clean (cleanse) out, clean thoroughly. From ek and kathairo; to cleanse thoroughly.

the 
τὴν (tēn)
Article – Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

old 
παλαιὰν (palaian)
Adjective – Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 3820: Old, ancient, not new or recent. From palai; antique, i.e. Not recent, worn out.

yeast, 
ζύμην (zymēn)
Noun – Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong’s Greek 2219: Leaven, ferment, both lit. and met. Probably from zeo; ferment.

that 
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

you may be 
ἦτε (ēte)
Verb – Present Subjunctive Active – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

a new 
νέον (neon)
Adjective – Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3501: (a) young, youthful, (b) new, fresh. 

unleavened 
ἄζυμοι (azymoi)
Adjective – Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong’s Greek 106: (in the neutral plural) specially (by implication) the Passover week.

batch, 
φύραμα (phyrama)
Noun – Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 5445: A mass or lump, as of bread dough. From a prolonged form of phuro, mean to knead; a mass of dough.

as 
καθώς (kathōs)
Adverb
Strong’s Greek 2531: According to the manner in which, in the degree that, just as, as. From kata and hos; just as, that.

you really are. 
ἐστε (este)
Verb – Present Indicative Active – 2nd Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

For 
γὰρ (gar)
Conjunction
Strong’s Greek 1063: For. A primary particle; properly, assigning a reason.

Christ, 
Χριστός (Christos)
Noun – Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong’s Greek 5547: Anointed One; the Messiah, the Christ. From chrio; Anointed One, i.e. The Messiah, an epithet of Jesus.

our 
ἡμῶν (hēmōn)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun – Genitive 1st Person Plural
Strong’s Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

Passover lamb, 
πάσχα (pascha)
Noun – Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong’s Greek 3957: The feast of Passover, the Passover lamb. Of Chaldee origin; the Passover.

has been sacrificed. 
ἐτύθη (etythē)
Verb – Aorist Indicative Passive – 3rd Person Singular
Strong’s Greek 2380: A primary verb; properly, to rush, i.e. to sacrifice; by extension to immolate.
10 Apr

“they” DON’T know you are a no one…

…and who is “they” anyway. We are constantly making up a they, them, everyone, group in our heads, and making “them” as if “they” are “everyone”, when in fact they are just a few, sometimes even just one or two! Let’s stop that right now.

“They” do not know you are a no one (well known all over the world), and “they” are in the same category no matter who they are. By the way, you are a someone and a good one at that. What is your definition of a “someone”? We all have this message that we are a “no one” because we think we are just moving through life in a common way. But what is common anyway? Common to one person is different to another. Someone in a movie is just as common and can walk the streets without being noticed, or go into a store and buy shoes without even being recognized (yes, this has happened to most movie stars). Not everyone knows everyone, and everyone can be “no one” or someone; both are the same person! THERE IS NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN. There is custom and tradition and other such things. In reality, everyone is common and uncommon at the same time, depending upon where “they” are and who they are hanging out with.

Do it anyway! That is in a popular country song, and in many poems, and in books and in sports ads, and so the list goes. It is something we all have to keep at the front of our minds at all times. It is biblical! Do it, whatever it is you are led to do (good, that is). Life is often about trying to, and wanting to, and dreaming of. Life is also about trying things and realizing what you do not want to do, or say, or be. Do it all anyway!

It is OK if you do not have it all together, all figured out. I have never had it figured out, and it has all worked out somehow. Yahweh our God has it all figured out. KEEP doing it all anyway.

Life has comforts and discomforts, times of certainty and uncertainty. In the uncomfortable, uncertain times, tackle it like you are wearing a hero suit; turn it upside down and inside out. The work will pay off, and surprise you at times, better than you could ever have planned it to be. Just do it anyway. On the note of tackling, Quit procrastinating! Pursue with every minute you have the whatever it is you are continually researching about and painting a picture of. Procrastination is a big thing, especially nowadays with all our technology and social media. I am going to post an article of great resources I found at the bottom of this blog post. There will be some repeats of information, but that is just because one person does not have all the answers and there are many who have figured this out and want to help others do the same.

Now put that phone or computer down (unless it is doing what you NEED to do, to pursue what you NEED to, to get where you NEED to be).

I thought you might like this article:
https://www.lifehack.org/articles/work/you-dont-know-what-with-your-life-read-this.html

05 Apr

healing scriptures

AFTER you watch the five-minute video, begin to read the healing scriptures. There are a lot of them! If you find more, please share them with me, so that I may add them to the list 🙂

Luke 17:12-14, 18:27

II Kings 10:5

Exodus 15:26, 23:35

Luke 13:10-13

Acts 3:2-8, 9:32-34

Matthew 20

Psalm 29:11

Acts 14:18—

Matthew 8:5-10, 13, 14-16

John 5:2-9

Isaiah 53:5

Proverbs 3:5-8

Matthew 14:35-36

Romans 8:11

Psalm 103

Luke 4:18-19

Isaiah 58:6

III John 1-2

I Peter 3:10

Matthew 9:27-30, 16:19

Proverbs 12:18, 13:3, 16:24, 18:21

Proverbs 9

Ephesians 6:11—

Luke 8:41-55, 10:19

Mark 16

James 5:14-15, 4:7

Deuteronomy 30:19

Psalms 18:30, 23:4, 25:3, 30:5, 34:17, 37:3, 55:22, 57:1, 86:7, 91:3,11-16, 5-8, 107:20, 112:7, 116:8-9, 118:6-8,17, 119: 17, 50,91–, 141:3

Matthew 21:22

Romans 8:15

I John 4:4

Hebrews 11:1

Mark 9:23

Matthew 15

Luke 1:38

Acts 10:34

Ephesians 3:20

John 10:10, John 17:17

Luke 11:9-13

Mark 11:22-34

Proverbs 3:1-2, 4:10

Psalms 145

I John 5:4, 14, 18

I John 3:8

Romans 2:11

Hebrews 10:23

Isaiah 43:1-5, 7:9, 49:23-25, 41:11-14, 46:4, 55:10-11

II Corinthians 10  

04 Apr

an EXCELLENT SPIRIT

Daniel, in the Bible, had an excellent spirit about him. I believe Daniel and his friends were Yeshuah/Jesus-like before Messiah walked the Earth in flesh. Daniel and his friends were living and confirming the promises they were given as part of the chosen people blessed by the Almighty.

The excellent spirit comes from Faith, and Faith can ONLY come by practicing and receiving the Word, by diligently seeking to know all Yahweh God wants you to know.

The excellent spirit has Health, Provision, Prosperity, and Protection. Daniel had all of this.

The excellent spirit has a heart set apart, values the secret things of the Father, is humble, has practiced discernment with constant improvement, and is in continued prayer and meditation.

Continued prayer and meditation (talking and listening) is communication throughout the day. Skilled, continued prayer (as Daniel and his friends) is appointed in the day, developed, and custom. Daniel and his friends had the custom of prayer and meditation. This is how faith is built. We have to set times and keep them, just as we set appointments with people. I know this works and can be done, even on a busy day. You just block out that time just as anything else in the day. With daily consistency ( say 9 am, 11 am, and 3 pm, for 10-15 minutes each time, or more), it becomes easier and others begin to know when you can be called upon and when not, including your children. I remember doing this with my kids when they were young, and with consistency, they began to know I am not going to succumb to their calling during that time and they began to copy it.

I hope I have stirred some ideas in your mind to begin a new “custom” and to yearn for that excellent spirit that we all can acquire, along with the health, Provision, Prosperity, and Protection that comes with it.

One idea to get you started is a Prayer journal, where you stop, and write a prayer on your heart, no matter what it is, or read scripture and write a prayer to use that scripture and see it in your own life. This is a great way to get the daily custom going strong. Here are some scriptures to ponder, and get you started: Hebrews 13:16, 12: 1-3, Set your mind on things above. OR, just begin reading Daniel and things will really get you moving in prayer.

Be blessed.