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Green blessings,
Gudrun

“THE FLOWERS OF TOMORROW ARE IN THE SEEDS OF TODAY” Author unknown

My mind is filled with thoughts and questions about what is currently happening in the world. Our children, the plant and animal kingdom, and Mother Earth cannot make their own voices heard. We therefore owe it to them to stand up and speak up on behalf of them. Educating ourselves about the current realities and taking action, is critical if we want to be instrumental in creating positive change, securing our rights and freedoms and a planet that will continue to be able to provide in a healthy way for all – now and in the future.

ENJOY STORY OF FLOWERS https://youtu.be/vDpFyHmt0AE

WEEDS FOR WELLNESS – DANDELION

Finally the bright yellow flowers are brightening the landscape – a sure sign that spring is here to stay.

Hard to believe that herbalists have great appreciation for this marvelous creation of nature? We use flowers, buds, leaves and roots as food and medicine. My grand kids nibble on the flowers and young leaves.

Last year I made a crown out of Dandelion flowers for my then 4 year old grand daughter. She was wearing it proudly as we walked into Canadian Tire. With great joy I observed the reactions of customers especially when we were wandering around the Round-up shelf. So much fun!

Be creative and “brave” – eat flowers and young leaves, add both to salads, make a Dandelion flower cold infusion. decorate ice creams and cakes … and most of all, have fun and be grateful for the gift of this plant that most consider to be a pesky weed.

DANDELION – Taraxacum off. – Asteraceae famly
PARTS USED: Roots, stems, leaves and flowers
HARVEST TIME
Roots: Spring before flowering or fall after first frost
Leaves: Early spring, throughout summer (leaves increase in bitter taste with age)
Flowers: When in full bloom
NUTRITIONAL VALUE
Rich in minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, and zinc. Vitamins A, B complex, C and D.
Carotenoids, fatty acids, flavenoids and phytosterols.
NOTE: The roots are exceptionally high in vitamin A

THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
Leaf: Diuretic (high in potassium) – Choleretic (stimulates bile production by liver) – Aperient (mild laxative)
Root: Bitter digestive tonic; nutritive – Choleretic, cholagogue – Aperient, laxative – Anti-rheumatic, anit-inflammatory (animal studies)
Sap: Keratolytic (breaks down outer layer of skin)
INDICATIONS
Leaf: Water retention
Root: Inadequate bile production, gallstones, liver/gall bladder insufficiency, congestive jaundice, Dyspepsia, lack of appetite
Sap of stalks, roots, or leaves: Warts, cankers
FORM OF PREPARATION
Infusions (leaves; flowers) – Decoctions (root) – Tinctures – Vinegars (roots, leaves, flowers) – Infused Oils – Salves – Food (leaves, petals, young roots)
CONTRA-INDICATIONS
No reported toxicity; however some people experience sensitivity reactions

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND REFLECTIONS

“You can look the other way, but you can never say, you did not know.”
— William Wilberforce

Having been raised by parents who lived through World War 2 and who instilled in us the importance of looking “behind the curtain” of what is happening, is probably one of the reasons why I decided to write this post. We were encouraged to ask questions, look for and request answers. Many questions and concerns arise for me during this current, somewhat surreal and unsettling crisis that is affecting the entire globe.

·  THE SPREAD OF FEAR

Governments and the media have instilled unreasonable fear in many people surrounding the Covid-19 crises. A well-known fact is that fear suppresses the immune system. But not only this, fear breeds mistrust, interferes with independent, critical thinking and can lead to unquestionable obedience.

Fear is a powerful currency, potentially leading to devastating consequences.

·  WHEN RUMORS TURN INTO FACTS

Rumor had it that doctors in Alberta are reporting Covid-19 as cause of death even when Covid-19 is not involved. This rumor has been confirmed to me through individuals being directly affected by this. When the doctors involved, were questioned about this, the answer was: “We are required to do this because of funding.”

I know that funding increases with Covid-19 cases; however, is this the only reason? We know this to be true from the US as well. Why are doctors pressured to lie? Why are doctors willing to follow unethical guidelines? You may want to think about this for a moment and contemplate what this really means and the far-reaching implications this might have.

·  FREEDOM OF SPEECH

I cannot help but wonder and notice how much information “disappears” quickly from the internet and social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Why? Even though I am not much of a “Facebooker” or social media person, I have noticed this worrisome trend. Informed discussion/debate allowing different, even opposing views, is not only important but vital in order to make decisions that are based in truth and in the best interest of society, patients etc. What is happening?

TOPICS that I am aware of that appear to be typically TARGETED:

  • Information questioning some of the medical approaches around Covid-19.
  • Info relating to the dangers of the implementation of the new network. I strongly encouraged you to inform yourself about the risks (to your health and otherwise) of this technology.
  • Information questioning the, especially rushed, development of a “preventative cure” for Covid-19 and its potential far reaching consequences.

·  SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

Science is supposed to be objective, trustworthy and the foundation of medicine. Yet, a lot of what is happening right now around Covid-19 defies the principles of science. Unfortunately, this is not only unique to this situation. Scientific findings are being ignored in the name of progress even if numerous, often hundreds of studies, have proven the detrimental effects of technology such as smart meters. Why is it that we continue to claim certain products, technologies and developments as safe even though we know better?

·  DATA IS COMING IN

Data continues to come in from many different sources. For example, in Hamburg, Germany autopsies are performed on every person who died with the diagnosis of Covid-19. The coroner Professor Klaus Pueschel, head of the department of forensic medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) explains his findings in an interview, April 27, 2020.

Over 100 autopsies have been performed. Every individual autopsied had at least one, often more than one, (severe) previous underlying condition (cardio-vascular; respiratory, liver, metabolic diseases i.e. diabetes etc.). The deceased ranged from 50-100 years in age with an average age of 80. According to Pueschel, there is no need to be afraid of this virus. There are many other dangers in life that are more threatening to our well-being than COVID-19.

According to Scott W. Atlas, MD, the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, “The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19. The recent Stanford University antibody study now estimates that the fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1 to 0.2 percent, a risk far lower than previous World Health Organization estimates that were 20 to 30 times higher and that motivated isolation policies.” 

·  CONCLUSION

I am not asking anyone to agree with me. Maybe my reflections will spark a healthy debate and initiate some critical thinking, in the end, allowing us to move forward in freedom.

“You can look the other way, but you can never say, you did not know.”
— William Wilberforce

Wishing you a peaceful Easter weekend

Thank You

COVID-19: FOOD FOR THOUGHT – NUMBERS & FACT CHECKER

“You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know.” – William Wilberforce   

Life seems surreal at this moment, many theories and ideas are floating around, people seem worried, anxious and scared. For myself, I have many questions and concerns about the current situation which led me to do some of my own research. You will find information and quotes taken from credible sources such as the World Health Organization (WHO). I hope that the information provided, will put the current situation into a different perspective for you, dissipating some of the fear, anxiety and hysteria.

COVID-19, 2020

PLEASE NOTE: I fully understand the seriousness of the situation, the importance of “flattening the curve” with measures such as social distancing because this virus is extremely contagious. I also have great respect for and am very grateful to every individual who is working on the front lines to support each one of us and the ones who need extra care in these challenging times. However, I also believe in the importance of educating ourselves which includes “looking deeper behind the scenes” and using our intelligence with an inquisitive mind.

I hope this message finds you well. In my next posts, I will focus on simple, yet effective ways, you can easily implement to stay strong and healthy.

Green Blessings from under a soft blanket of fresh snow,

Gudrun

WHAT’S NEW?

Well, I guess Coronavirus is still dominating the media, just with a different name. I yet have to hear anyone mention the importance of a strong immune system and how to go about it – keeping it strong or building it up. Once again, a wholesome diet and exercise to increase oxygenation in the body, are two easy and effective tools. Adding high dosages of vitamin C and raw garlic to your daily regime are also helpful. Apparently in China they are treating people with intravenous vitamin C. A link to that information will follow in another post.

I have turned my favourite bread recipe (no flour, gluten free, dairy free) into four small loaves instead of one big one. It works not only great but tastes fantastic. Prep time is short once you have the ingredients in your pantry. I am so grateful that this bread is also the favourite for my grand children. NOTE: bake time for the four small loaves is obviously shorter than in the recipe provided.

Ancient Grain, Seed, and Nut Loaf – Adapted from The Greenhouse Cookbook

Green blessings,
Gudrun

 

OPTIMIZE YOUR NUTRITION to SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM and IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING

For whatever reasons, many people feel challenged to implement a health giving diet. What if I told you that you can supplement your diet with one supplement – organic, non GMO, easily absorbed – that provides all vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids in one serving? Sounds too good to be true? The product was developed by scientists and doctors to support the immune system of children undergoing chemotherapy for cancer treatments. As we all know a strong immune system is our best defense against all the micro-organisms we are exposed to on a daily basis including the one that is currently dominating the news.
 
Checkout  the video.

 
You will find additional videos on seed nutrition at http://www.tsunamivids.com/.
 
Personally, I have seen great benefit for family, grand children, many clients, friends and myself. Please contact me if you would like more information: 780.532.2464; gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca or go to: https://www.myrainlife.com/rainbowhealing
 
If you decide to order some product, see instruction information.
 
Please feel free to share your personal experiences.
 
Green blessings, stay healthy and understand that your health lies in your own hands,
 
Gudrun

”Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” – Albert Einstein

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.

There is no such thing as “HEALTH FOODS”

If what we eat does not nourish and support our bodies it should not be called food. Therefore at least 80% of what is sold as “food” in the grocery stores does not classify as food. It fails to provide the building blocks to the body required to maintain healthy cells and tissues.

It not only does not provide what is required by the body to function properly, but it also typically burdens and damages our body with chemicals such as preservatives, colouring agents, pesticides, herbicides, and genetically modified/engineered foods. A high percentage of so-called health issues can be remedied with a change in dietary habits. I see this happening every day in my practice.

Many people would never feed their animals the food and drinks they themselves are consuming on a daily basis. Why not? Because they know all too well that their own diet would not be good for their pets!

So, I suggest make your foods your medicines and if you do this you will be surprised how your energy increases, your skin clears up, no more phlegm, achy joints … I recommend you eat 70% raw on a regular basis.

As always, green blessings,|
Gudrun

Healthy Snack Ideas

– Seeds and nuts: Both are full of healthy fats and protein, which help stabilize blood sugar levels. Avoid pre-salted nuts.

– Seed and nut butters with fruit or vegetables: The classic “ants on the log” (nut butter spread on a celery stick and decorated with raisins) – fruits such as apples dipped in nut butter.

– Veggies and dip: Any vegetable you enjoy for example carrots, celery, broccoli, tomato, cucumber and cauliflower etc. can be enjoyed with a healthy dip such as hummus or guacamole. Avoid commercial dips such as ranch. Typically they have very little nutritional value and are high in fat and therefore calories.