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With 3 kids with allergies, asthma and respiratory issues, I've been researching natural ways to help alleviate their symptoms, especially when they get respiratory infections and sinus infections. I kept coming across salt therapy and all the many benefits, but couldn't afford to go to salt rooms as often as my kids would need it. Then I discovered the AirSalter by Healovation and it was exactly what I was looking for as a way to combat these issues from home on a daily basis.
Since we've started using it nightly, I've noticed a reduction in their symptoms. My daughter also had a cold that usually settles in her chest, but with using the AirSalter, she was able to clear the cold quickly without a secondary infection settling in. On their website, you can find all sorts of articles on research that's been done showing the benefits of Halotherapy. Here are just some of the issues it can help with:
Salt therapy helps decrease inflammation and clear mucus which is why it helps with the issues above. I was also surprised at how I slept better after using it myself. I don't have any allergy issues like my kids, but this was an unexpected pleasant result of using it for myself as I really struggle with sleep at times.
The saline solution is sourced from the Dead Sea, which is one of the saltiest bodies of water. However, it only contains 12-18% sodium chloride. The rest is a high concentration of minerals that help to cleanse and detoxify. That's why it is so beneficial for common ailments as it provides hydration and reduces inflammation.
The kit comes with:
If you or anyone in your family struggles with any of the conditions listed above, I highly recommend checking out the AirSalter. It's truly a unique product that I have not been able to find anywhere else. You can get your own from Healovation here. Plus right now it is $20 off the original price if you use my link above and coupon code SPECIAL20 at checkout.
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You CAN Remineralize Your Teeth Naturally!
Whether you're an adult trying to avoid that filling of a cavity (or 10), or you have a child with weak enamel and you're trying to save their teeth, don't loose hope! You can do this at home naturally. I have successfully healed my sons cavities with natural products, as have many others, and I'm here to share what worked for us.
Step 1: Cell Salts
The number one thing that has helped the most, is the use of homeopathic cell salts. I will list the ones below that we used, and why they help. Within a few days, my sons pain was drastically reduced, and with time, the dentist confirmed he no longer needed fillings. I believe this was what helped the most.
Cell salts were discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, a German doctor, in the late 1800s. He discovered 12 mineral salts in the ash residue of human cells. He theorized that many diseases and maladies were actually caused by mineral imbalances within the body (a lack of these necessary minerals), and the body would be brought back into balance by using these cell salts over a period of time.
These 12 minerals are essential to our bodies. They are given in homeopathic form and work at the cellular level (“cell” salts). They are absorbed by your mucous membranes and not the digestive system, which is often faulty and has trouble with absorption.
Cell Salts #1 Calcarea Fluorica 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #2 Calc Phos 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #8 Magnesia Phosphorica 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #10 Natrum Phos 6X Tablets
Cell Salts #12 Silicea 6X Tablets
Step 2: Stop Using Fluoride
All your life you've been taught fluoride is what helps prevent cavities. However, it is a powerful neurotoxin that causes more damage and does nothing to protect your teeth. Here are some remineralizing toothpaste options that will help to remineralize, decrease cavities, and prevent future decay. If you click on the name of the product it will take you to Amazon where you can read more about them and see customer reviews.
Step 3: Add in Cod Liver Oil
It is recommended to get your nutrition from food, but since that is often difficult to do, the easy way to start is to use a cod liver oil supplement. The Vitamin A content is very high in liver in general, and cod liver oil provides much needed vitamin D as well. Both of these help in supporting healthy teeth and bones, and as an added benefit they also help boost the immune system. Parents used to give their kids a spoon full of Cod Liver Oil every day, and this is why. Turns out they were on to something. For those of you who struggle to get down the fishy taste, I highly recommend these chewables. My kids ask for them, and have no problem taking them, when I used to try and try with the oil and just could not get it in them
And that's it, with implementing those 3 steps, we were able to reverse cavities in my 8 year old. There are other things you can add in too if this alone doesn't work, but for us, it really worked! Does anyone else have experience remineralizing your teeth naturally without dental procedures? I'd love to hear what worked for you!
**I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
I've been hearing a lot about hair mineral analysis lately, especially while trying to heal from Lyme Disease, and really wanted to get one done to find out if I'm deficient in any minerals and/or toxic in heavy metals. A lot of people are, and this can lead to health issues.
I came across AmAlt Health Labs, and decided to submit a sample of my hair for analysis. They make the process very easy and simple. You get a welcome box with all you need to submit your sample and then results are available for viewing online. I also learned a lot from their website, like that fact that when minerals are balanced, a lot of health issues can be resolved. As someone who struggles with Lyme disease, I've been hearing this in multiple places, and it's actually very encouraging that mineral balance may be able to help on top of the herbs and natural products I'm using. Also, in the world we live in, toxic metals are almost unavoidable and can accumulate in your body. This can lead to an increase in health conditions.
Collecting and sending the sample was easy and didn't take too long. You just collect about a tablespoon of hair closest to the scalp (only an inch worth if you have long hair) and place in the bag.
This sample results page show what they test for, and how the results will be displayed. It shows the elements, whether or not they are toxic or potentially toxic, and whether your results are in normal range or out of range. They test over 60 minerals and toxic metals. The results are straight forward and easy to read. I like how they use the different colors to help visually show what is out of range. Once they received my sample, it didn't take long to get the results. I'd highly recommend this company. To read more about them and the Hair Mineral Analysis, you can check out their website here. Ordering is easy as well, you simply order online and your starter kit will be on it's way.
I'd love to hear comments below - has anyone done a Hair Mineral Analysis and what was your experience with it?
*I received a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
If you are looking for a product to help in your battle with chronic Lyme disease, I'd like to share with you about my experience with Results RNA Ultimate Lyme Support. Chances are, if you're anything like me, you are researching and trying to find the best approach to battle this debilitating disease. I decided from the start that I wanted to fight naturally without the use of antibiotics because of the gut damage and bacterial resistance it can cause. So basically, I've been using herbs and now have added in Results RNA products. Once I added in the sprays, I really did start to notice an improvement for the good.
Any form of treatment will take time, but I really think this gave me a boost that my body needed. The sprays are really easy to take, you just spray 6 sprays in your mouth twice a day. The Silver (ACS200) works as a natural antibiotic against Lyme and other co-infections (that I'm pretty sure I have as well). All of the sprays work synergistically to optimize your body's natural immune response to help build you up and fight off the pathogens. It also helps to decrease inflammation and neutralize oxidative stress.
Since I started treatment in January, I have gone from 32 symptoms to 6, so that right there is proof that natural treatments can work. I'm still working on those last 6 symptoms, and hope to be in remission soon. I really think Results RNA is helping boost my immune system to get me there along with the herbs, and I would really recommend them to anyone battling Lyme Disease.
I plan to continue using Results RNA beyond the initial 2 month supply because of the positive changes I've seen. I will update this post in a few months on my continued progress, so continue to check back!
*I was provided a product in exchange for my review, but all opinions are my own.
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I have been doing a lot of research in regards to the benefits that PEMF can offer, especially in those battling chronic Lyme Disease. First of all, let me explain a little about what PEMF Therapy is.
PEMF is short for Pulsed Electromagnetic Fields and these pulses help to improve cellular metabolic function. We all contain electromagnetic energy that's generated by electrical activity that takes place on a cellular level. When this is disrupted, it can cause illness or disease. PEMF's can help to balance the electromagnetic fields within cells. I won't get into all the technicalities, but listed below are some of the benefits that can be achieved from PEMF treatment:
I began using the Oska Pulse the first day I got it in the mail. One of my biggest symptoms right now with Lyme disease is muscle spasms/cramps and joint pain/stiffness. After the first few uses, it really started helping with the spasms. It is also beginning to help with the joint pain, which is huge for me. The joint pain and stiffness has been around for quite a while so I think it will take some time to fully get rid of. This device also needs to be used daily, up to 6-7 times a day to get the full effect, so I plan to work it into my day every day whenever I can. It is easy to charge when the battery runs out, and doesn't take long to fully charge up. However, I like to charge it at night so I can wear it as much as I want during the day. I do like the improvements I am seeing. Also, I think this is a great product to use in combination with other Lyme treatments since it can help stimulate the immune system which is what the body desperately needs when you're fighting Lyme. The added benefit of fighting inflammation and pain is just icing on the cake.
Even if you don't have Lyme Disease, there are still SO many things you can use this device for. If you're sore after working out at the gym, the Oska Pulse can help! If you have tendonitis, arthritis, a pulled muscle, stiff neck, etc. the Oska Pulse can help!
As far as the device goes, there are no side effects and you can use it as long and often as you want. However, it is recommended that those with a pacemaker or any magnetic implanted device not use the Oska Pulse (or any PEMF device for that matter). It is also recommended to drink plenty of water to maximize benefits. They offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so there's no harm in giving it a try to see if it will work for you!
For more information on the Oska Pulse, visit their website here. Plus, right now they are offering my readers $55 off their purchase if you use code MOMMY10 at checkout. Or simply use the link here.
I would love to hear from you all - has anyone tried the Oska Pulse or another PEMF device? What has your experience been?
**I was given a free sample but all opinions are my own.
CBD Oil has so many benefits, but the main reason I wanted to give it a try is for my chronic pain from muscle spasms/cramps that Lyme disease is giving me. I've been researching a lot about Cannabis, and have been so excited to try the CBD Oil from 4CornersCannabis. They offer a high quality Complete Spectrum CBD oil that is easy to take. From the first dose I took, I noticed after about 20-30 minutes a significant decrease in pain. I've read a lot of people say you need the THC as well, but this is not true, at least for me - the CBD oil really helps my muscle spasms especially. With 3 young kids, I found myself laying in bed on my heating pad every chance I had (during naps, right when they went to bed), whereas now, I'm actually able to do things when they're sleeping. My poor husband had been on dish washing duty for far too long. I now feel like I can do my part. This oil has already become life changing, and I hope it's just the beginning. It has also really helped with my sleep. I usually wake up quite a bit in the night, even with benadryl, but with this CBD oil I'm sleeping better WITHOUT the benadryl.
I like how this oil is Complete Spectrum which is better when ingesting the oil as it's extracted using Organic Ethanol. You can read more about the complete spectrum vs. full spectrum vs. isolated extractions here, but from my research I wanted to try a Complete Spectrum product, such as the one 4CornersCannabis offers as they are the most effective.
In addition to the Oral Tincture (the one with the blue label above), they also carry Vape Liquid, Pedigree (for animals), and a Salve for topical use.
If you suffer from chronic pain or sleep issues, I would highly recommend you try this CBD oil. It may not work for everyone, but I am having a very positive experience with it, and I know many others are as well. Plus, there are many other conditions it helps with as well. You can read about more of the benefits here.
If you'd like to give this CBD oil a try, you can order here. Plus, right now if you use promo code MOMMY10 you will get 10% off!
I'd love to know, has anyone else tried CBD oil? What has your experience been?
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I have decided to blog about my journey with Lyme disease, first of all for my own record, but also so that maybe I can help someone else out there. Help them to not feel alone, and hopefully to one day give hope- because I plan to fight until I'm better, and when I am, I will have given you all the steps you need to get there too. And maybe some steps to NOT take, as I find what works and what doesn't. And I know what works for one may not work for all - it's all about starting with SOMETHING, and then go from there, adding things that may help and stopping things that clearly don't. Your body will tell you and guide you to what it needs. And ultimately, God designed our bodies to heal. We just need to rebuild our immune systems and provide it with what it needs to become strong again and fight the Lyme bacteria and co-infections.
After months of random symptoms, 4 specialists and no answers, I finally found out it was lyme disease causing my symptoms (which I had suspected from the beginning). Because of finances, the antibiotic route isn't an option, but from the research I've done sometimes using natural remedies are best anyway as Lyme can be very resistant to antibiotics. I will update this post as I go, so keep checking back, and I'd love your feedback and advice on things you may have found that have helped you on your journey to healing from Lyme Disease. Also, I've linked to the specific products I'm taking since some have asked, so if you're interested you can find them easily.
The symptoms that I have include muscle spasms, muscle twitching, ocular migraines, trouble sleeping, anxiety, knuckles locking/clicking at night (more mild during the day), joint pain especially in hip and hands, tendon pain, swollen lymph nodes, back gets numb/tingly, tremors, dizzy and low blood pressure.
The first supplements I started using were Monolaurin (from coconuts) and Biofibrin (enzymes). After reading a lot and researching, Monolaurin has a lot of antiviral, antimicrobial benefits, and specifically can kill lyme bacteria. The thing about Lyme though, is it likes to hide out in Biofilm where supplements you take cannot penetrate it to kill the lyme. That's where the Biofibrin comes in that has enzymes that will break up the biofilm so the Monolaurin can do it's job. I have worked my way up to 2 scoops a day of the Monolaurin, and am taking 1 a day of the Biofibrin right now. Even at 2 scoops of the little pellets, this container is lasting a LONG time. It sells for $49, but when you divide that out by how many months it lasts, it's definitely worth it. I do feel like these products are helping. I started out slow so did not have any herx reactions. The Mololaurin also helps with viruses including the flu, so it's nice to know this flu season I'm well protected!
Then I read about the amazing antimicrobial properties of raw garlic. So at least twice a day, I mince a garlic clove or two, let it sit for at least 10 minutes (this allows it time to produce allicin which is the beneficial compound), and then swallow it down with some almond milk. (It is VERY strong, I can't chew it). The first day I did this, I had a herx reaction, so I do think it will work for me with killing lyme. I backed off for a few days, and then started back slowly with just 1 clove a day. I have seen it in supplement form here, but am not sure if it would be as potent as eating the raw garlic or do as good of a job. I need to research this more, because a pill would be much easier than crushing garlic twice a day.
I also take Tumeric twice a day for the inflammation in my knuckles. I take Magnesium for the muscle spasms as well as calcium. I take Zinc for immune system boosting properties. At night, I take probiotics with Vitamin C and Echinacea. The link is to the brand I'm currently taking, but usually when I run out I will switch brands to try to get different strains.
I have just started using Oska Pulse (PEMF therapy)- look for a review coming soon!
Beyond supplements, there is much more I'm doing. I have drastically changed my diet and have completely eliminated gluten, dairy and as much sugar as possible. I'm trying to eat a lot more vegetables as well as lean meats and healthy fats.
I'm not able to exercise much right now because of the pain and joint issues but hoping as I start improving I can add that in. I do try to go for walks when I have the energy and pain levels are down.
Detox is a huge component of all this, because as you kill the bad bacteria, they release toxins that you must eliminate. Right now I try every day to get a detox bath with epsom salt after using a dry brush all over my body to stimulate lymphatic drainage. This also really helps with my muscle spasms and pain. I also take activated charcoal 2 hours away from vitamins, supplements and herbs because if you take it too close to them, it will absorb them as well as toxins and you will not get the benefits of what you're taking.
Parasites are a big issue for lots of people with Lyme and co-infections. I've recently discovered it is advised to treat this FIRST before trying to combat Lyme because it can hinder treatment. I found a parasite cleanse called Paraguard, and it is made from herbs that can be used alongside whatever other treatment you are using. Let me just say without getting too graphic- this stuff WORKS! I read that over 90% of people have parasites, so it's pretty much guaranteed you have them, but people with Lyme tend to have a higher parasitic load. The parasites can actually contain the Lyme bacteria, so that's why if you don't get rid of them, the Lyme may keep hanging on. I chose to use Paraguard because first of all it had some pretty impressive reviews, but also when researching the best herbs for a parasite cleanse, this one contains them all. It will also kill parasites at all the different life cycles, which is what you want. If you kill just the eggs, the adults will lay more. If you kill just the adults, the eggs will eventually hatch, etc. When you combine Fresh Green Black Walnut Hull, Fennel Seed, Quassia Wood, Pumpkin Seed, Wormwood Herb, Garlic Bulb, Clove Bud, Bayberry Root Bark, Fresh Garrya Herb, Peppermint Oil and Oregano Oil, you're coming at them from every possible angle to wipe them out.
I have just started adding in herbs from the Buhner Protocol and am excited to report I'm already noticing a decrease in symptoms. So far, I'm taking Cat's Claw and Japanese Knotweed. For information on the Buhner Protocol herbs, I've been referencing this site for amounts. I'm starting slow and just adding in 1 herb at a time to make sure I don't have any weird reactions, and if I do, I'll know exactly what's causing it. It's been encouraging, because I have actually not had any herx reactions but my symptoms are lessening somewhat. The spasms are not constant and the joint pain is not as severe. I am praying these herbs will be able to cure this nasty disease, because I have read a lot of people having success with them.
More to come soon, and I hope to pave the way for others coming behind me, this is an awful disease to have and I pray for all you other Lyme Disease sufferers - stay strong, we will beat this!
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I'm sure you have all heard of Bullet Proof Coffee, and maybe even tried it in the past, but what I just came to discover is how fast it helps to get me into ketosis! I'm finally trying to lose all the baby weight that has accumulated after 3 babies and not having much time for myself. From all the research and what has worked for me in the past, I am on a low carb high fat (LCHF) diet. When trying to meet your macros, it can be hard to get all that fat in. Enter....Bullet Proof coffee!! If you haven't heard of this before, all you do is mix a high quality coffee (or any kind of coffee for me) with 1-2 tablespoon grass fed butter (like Kerrygold) and 1-2 tablespoons MCT or coconut oil. You must mix it in a blender to get the smooth, creamy consistency and small layer of foam on top. It truly is delicious and keeps me full all morning, sometimes into the afternoon! MCT is a better quality and doesn't have that "coconutty" aftertaste, which I prefer. This doesn't have to be expensive and you don't have to use the BulletProof brand. I found this MCT oil on Amazon, it's a great price, and has no taste!
If you're looking for a good quality coffee that won't bread the bank, I also love using Equal Exchange Organic Coffee that you can get on Amazon here. These are just a few of many options, but it's what I LOVE using. Kerrygold butter you can find in most local grocery stores.
Now onto the exciting part!! After a little break from low carb, I wanted to get back into Ketosis quickly. I drank my bulletproof coffee in the morning, ate some protein around 2:00, a light dinner, and stayed under 10 g carb the whole day. By the morning, I WAS IN KETOSIS! That's the fastest it's ever happened for me. Guys I am sold on this stuff. It gives me so much energy and really helps me to feel full and not crave carbs. Plus, it can help get some of your healthy fats in, that I always find difficult!
Another new discovery after getting out/cleaning my huge blender every day - the Hand Blender Stick! Right now Amazon has them on sale here- but this thing is a life saver, space saver, and time saver! :)
And lastly, these are the ketone test strips I use that seem to be the best price online. Right now you can get 125 sticks for under $8. This is a good guide to let you know if you are in ketosis or not. It also allows me to see what things I can eat and how it affects me being in ketosis. For example some can handle artificial sweeteners and dairy, some cannot. Some can handle a higher carb amount than others. These strips allow you to see how foods you eat are affecting you.
Share below if you've had any similar success, or any low carb tricks or tips you may have.
Right now on Amazon you can get this Himalayan Salt Lamp for just $17.99 (Reg. $49.99) or this Himalayan Salt Lamp Basket for just $22.26 (regularly $49.95)! They have great reviews - and we use them in our house - I LOVE them!
Do you know all the benefits of these Salt Lamps?
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