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He’s Home with Me!

He’s Home with Me!

A week ago yesterday, I took my husband to the ER with a heart rate of 40 beats per minute. It had been this way for about four days. Soon after we got to the ER and he was transferred to a bigger hospital, it went down to the 20s and as low as 13. He was diagnosed with Lyme Carditis and put on antibiotics. The doctors told him it would take two to seven days to heal. It was…

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Taking a Break – Husband in ICU

Taking a Break – Husband in ICU

A few weeks ago, my husband, Ken, got a strange flu-like illness for a week. He partially recovered and went back to living life. A week after recovering, he took his blood pressure and found that his heart rate was only 40 beats per minute. This went on for a few days and he began to become light-headed and short winded. We decided to take him to the ER and the EKG showed he had a heart block. Due to…

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The Hysteria Over Measles

The Hysteria Over Measles

On Thursday, I posted this chart on my Facebook page. I didn’t create it and I tried to find out who did with no success but hysteria broke out among many of those who commented. “Where are the links to support these claims?” It didn’t take long for me to find links to support some of these claims, so I thought I would share them with those who are interested. Truthfully, it’s difficult to know who to believe on the…

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Promoting Breastfeeding as Natural May Be Ethically Problematic?

Promoting Breastfeeding as Natural May Be Ethically Problematic?

Jessica Martucci PhD and Anne Barnhill PhD wrote an article that was published for theĀ American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) explaining to health professionals why they need to stop describing breastfeeding as ‘natural.’ “Promoting breastfeeding as ‘natural’ may be ethically problematic, and, even more troublingly, it may bolster this belief that ‘natural’ approaches are presumptively healthier.” They fear that because vaccinations aren’t natural, then those who are into “natural” won’t vaccinate their children, therefore, they want pediatricians to stop using the…

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Why Organic Food is So Expensive

Why Organic Food is So Expensive

My mom fed us organic foods since the time I was five years old. I mostly eat organic foods and fed it to my children when they were growing up. Yes, it’s more expensive but I don’t want all of the toxic chemicals sprayed on foods that are conventionally grown. I have been reading a book called “The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love” by Kristin Kimball. Someone recommended it on one of the blogs I follow….

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Update on My Brain Tumor

Update on My Brain Tumor

As many of you know, I have a brain tumor in the center of my head that doctors are unable to remove. Five years ago, I had a second brain surgery to remove it, only this time the neurosurgeon could only remove a little bit because the substance had changed to more stickiness and with the optic nerve and carotid arteries so close, there wasn’t much he could get out and still allow me to have some semblance of life….

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Healing Ulcerative Colitis Completely

Healing Ulcerative Colitis Completely

When I was five years old, my mom got Ulcerative Colitis and would spend weeks in bed. Ulcerative Colitis is when the colon (the large intestine) is badly damaged and bleeds. Doctors told my mom that there was no cure and told her to eat only white things (white bread, white rice, and white potatoes). They also gave her some drugs. She tried this for a while but only got sicker. She began to read every book she could find…

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The Power of Fevers For Good

The Power of Fevers For Good

Many people today literally live in fear of having a fever. My mom raised us to not fear them at all but understood that it was the body’s way to rid itself of viruses and disease. I raised my children the same way. I would give them a lot of warm water with fresh lemon juice and organic, raw honey just like my grandmother did with her seven children. (Nowadays, I have also added elderberry syrup for any colds or…

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Working Hard in My Kitchen

Working Hard in My Kitchen

As keepers at home, one of our main ministries to our family and others is learning to cook. During the 60s and the feminist movement when women left their homes to go out and pursue careers, fast food restaurants and packaged foods became popular; anything to make the working mothers’ lives easier. Now, we have several generations of women who don’t cook at all or don’t like to cook and our nation’s health is suffering as a result. It’s important…

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Dangers of Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover

Dangers of Nail Polish and Nail Polish Remover

My mom was raised during and right after the Great Depression. Foods weren’t sprayed with toxic chemicals back then and the meat and dairy were from animals that ate what God created them to eat and lived how God created them to live (not crammed into small places). She grew up with four sisters and two brothers and my mom was the one who was most health conscious. She mostly ate organic food and was basically healthy all of her…

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