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Green blessings,
Gudrun

PEACE BEGINS WITH A SMILE

As the seas of the world are rough right now
Let’s remember to build bridges, not walls.
Let’s sow seeds of hope, peace and love.
Let’s foster kindness, trust and tolerance.
Let’s remember that each one of us can make a difference.

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean.
But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop. 

– Mother Teresa

Green Blessings,

Gudrun

ELDERBERRY SYRUP

Elderberry syrup is a delicious and healthy way to support your IMMUNE SYSTEM. One of its additional great benefits is its ANTI-CATARRHAL action. This means it helps to prevent mucous formation and aids in the removal of excess mucous. This is especially useful at this time of the year, when so many of us are dealing with colds, runny noses and coughs, all of which are accompanied by an excess of mucous production.

Elderberry syrup is safe for children and can be taken straight, added to soda water, smoothies, beverages, ice cream, yogurt etc.

ACTIONS:
               Immune System Support/Stimulant – Anti-Viral – Anti-catarrhal – Anti-Inflammatory

INDICATIONS:
               Colds – Flu – Fever (reduces symptoms and duration) – Upper Respiratory Infections – Allergies – Urinary Tract Infections

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“Those who fall asleep in a democracy might wake up in a dictatorship.”

Once again, I feel the need to address the importance of critical thinking. Falling prey to blindly believing and following the common narrative can be, not only detrimental but also dangerous.

The past year has been turbulent and challenging, and unfortunately many people still live in fear. Fear of what?

It is a well-known fact that we have the tendency to seek out information that confirms what we believe and want to hear. For example, if I believe that masks are effective in stopping the spread of a virus, I will find information including studies and statistics that support this view. On the other hand, if I believe the opposite, I will seek the information that suggests, that face masking is not effective. Who is right and who is wrong? You decide.

I just want to raise a few topics and questions to inspire critical thinking.

– Did you know that AHS reports ZERO cases of influenza this year in Alberta? This makes me wonder about a lot of things. You can see the statistics at the link below as well as the numbers for the previous season. https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/influenza/influenza.aspx#data
– Do you know that censorship has become a common occurrence?
– Are you aware of the slogan from the World Economic Forum (WEF): “You will own nothing, and you will be happy”? This reflects their vision of our future (whoever “they” are).
– Did you know that the WEF wants to make wristbands mandatory to be able to track a person’s activities, whereabouts etc.?
– Have you ever wondered what the decisions for lock downs are based on?
– How many infections are the result of visits to museums, libraries, swimming pools etc.?
– Have you ever thought about the fact that never in the history healthy people had to quarantine?
– The same holds true for testing of healthy people. Why are so many people being tested?
– Do you spend more time deciding on what clothes to wear or what car to buy than looking into/researching what you are putting into your body (including foods and the “jabs”)?
– Are you aware of the fact that the new wireless network will interfere with many normal functions of our body including the ability to utilize oxygen?

I cannot emphasize enough the importance of educating ourselves by using our critical mind and questioning the common narrative instead of blindly trusting what we are being told by governments and people in positions of “authority”.

Green Blessings and stay warm,

Gudrun

CURRIED ZUCCHINI BROCCOLI SOUP

This soup is fast and easy to prepare – as always, my preference. It has become one of our favorites during the winter time. Even the grand children enjoy it immensely.

The soup is lightly curried to allow the delicate flavor of the zucchini to come through. You can adjust the flavor by adding more, or less curry powder.

Curried Zucchini Broccoli SoupINGREDIENTS

  • 2 tsp. butter or coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 5 cups fresh broccoli
  • 2 pounds fresh zucchini, sliced
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • Salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Melt coconut oil/butter in a large saucepan over medium heat
  2. Add onion and cook until it begins to soften
  3. Add remaining ingredients except for sour cream (vegetable/chicken broth, zucchini, broccoli, curry powder; if using unsalted vegetable or chicken stock add large pinch of salt)
  4. Bring to boil
  5. Reduce heat and simmer until vegetables are tender (about 25 minutes)
  6. Allow soup to cool slightly; then transfer to blender or food processor
  7. Puree soup until smooth but still has some green flecks
  8. Return soup to saucepan and stir in sour cream.
  9. Reheat gently over low heat
  10. Adjust seasoning to taste
  11. ENJOY

PLAGUED BY A PERSISTENT COUGH?

Here are some tips and simple home remedies to support the body in overcoming this affliction regardless of what causes the cough.

1. Cut out all mucous forming foods, especially dairy and wheat as well as all foods you know you are sensitive to.

2. Change your diet to at least 70% raw and drink lots of carrot juice and green smoothies.

3. Drink lots of good water – city water is typically full of chemicals and not recommended for consumption on a regular basis.

4. Keep the chest warm with appropriate clothing.

5. Apply poultices to the chest, i.e. onion poultice or castor oil pack (see DVD “Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone”, Disc 2 for instructions)

6. Cough Syrup – homemade, simple yet effective:
Cut up an onion, place in glass jar and cover with honey (honey can be hard; the juice of the onion will liquefy the honey).
Let sit for several hours to several days and strain. Take 1 tsp. as needed.

7. Herbs to use are the ones with anti-microbial properties such as Garlic and Thyme and expectorants for example Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum).

You can find good combination teas for the support of the respiratory system at the health food stores.

YUMMY – NUTRITIOUS – FAST & EASY

Chia Seed Jello
Another one of my favorite recipes, packed with valuable nutrition that is easily absorbed. As always be creative and adjust the recipe to your individual needs and favourite flavours. Great snack to bring to a pot luck which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by all regardless of age.

RECIPE
Ingredients:

– 1 part (cup) raw chia seeds
– 2 parts (cups) high quality water, high quality juice, or my preference, 1 cup water
and 1 cup juice 
– Chopped fresh or frozen fruits (apples, pears, mangoes, berries, etc.) – adjust type variety of fruit and amount to personal preference; I add lots
Optional: seeds, raisins, nuts, goji berries etc.

Instructions:

– Soak all seeds, raisins, goji berries and nuts for about 2 hours (not necessary but preferable for enhanced absorption of nutrients)
– Mix all ingredients in large bowl
– Chill in fridge, freezer or right now in the snowy winter wonderland
The mixture will gel by itself because Chia seeds can absorb an incredible amount of liquid

Serve and enjoy!

The Latin name for Chia is Salvia hispanica, a flowering plant that is native to central and southern Mexico and Guatemala. It is a flowering plant that belongs to the mint family (Laminaceae). It is rich in calcium, manganese, phosphorus and a great source of healthy omega-3 fats and protein. Check the internet for a more complete description.

Green blessings,

Gudrun

CRAVINGS FOR CHOCOLATE?

Healthy Chocolate Treat – WARNING: ADDICTIVE!

Here is your answer for the times when the cravings for chocolate are overpowering but you do not want to eat junk.

Thank you Crystal for introducing me to the basic recipe! It is so fast and easy to make and absolutely delicious. Be creative, the recipe allows for many variations.

Combine the following ingredients, slowly heat and stir until well mixed:

1/4 cup peanut butter (organic; I like chunky)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tbsp. honey

Add the following and simmer mixture for about 5 minutes and take off heat:

1/4 cup organic raw cacao powder
1/4 cup maple syrup, high quality coconut or agave syrup or a combination
1-2 tsp. vanilla extract

Options:

1. Fast and easy (my favorite): pour mixture into a dish lined with parchment paper, or,
2. Pour/spoon into small candy moulds or cup cake paper cups. Place in fridge or freezer.

ENJOY!

Variations:

Add hemp hearts, dried cranberries or cherries, shredded coconut…

Green blessings,

Gudrun

Happy New Year!

HAPPY SOLSTICE & CHRISTMAS SEASON

While we are surrounded by so much fear, distrust and conflicts, we need to remember that each one of us can make a positive difference, no matter how small our contribution. As Mother Teresa said: “We know only too well that what we are doing is nothing more than a drop in the ocean. But if the drop were not there, the ocean would be missing something.”

As the light returns, may it illuminate the path forward and bring us all to a place of kindness, compassion and peace in the coming year. 
Wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with happiness.

Green Blessings,
Gudrun

“MUSIC OF THE PLANTS”

Device now available for purchase

I believe, that connecting to the spirit of plants has always been important; however, during these turbulent and surreal times, nurturing this connection is even more relevant.

After my TEDx talk two years ago, I decided to “reward myself” with the “Music of the Plants” device. The device translates the frequencies of plants into music. It is an incredible feeling to literally hear the plants, exploring the differences in the music various plants, including grasses and trees, create. The device has helped to create awareness about the fact that plants are living beings, resulting in people looking at the plant world through different eyes.

I am happy to say, that I am now selling the Bamboo M device in Canada. Please contact me if you would like further information. 780.532.2464 or gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca

The BAMBOO M DEVICE is ideal for listening to the music of the plants wherever you go. It allows you to create your own music scenario options and manage musical parameters by customizing the instrument (over 100 possibilities) such as the musical scale, the frequency (440, 432, 426.7 Hz), chorus, reverberation etc.

Green blessings,
Gudrun