Top 3 SIMPLE stay well tips

It is that time of year again. 
You will be bombarded with media pushing you to get those oh so friendly flu shots and then hearing about how this is one of the deadliest seasons yet....
Many today are concerned with vaccinations and  

what is really in them, anyway?   

I mean they could put anything in them and even the one administering them truly does not know.   

Sorry, call me a conspiracy weirdo, I don't mind.  ◖|◔◡◉|◗

And I'm okay if you subscribe to them vaccinations, you have been given the authority to make that decision, just let me have my authority as well, thank you very much.     

In the meantime this is what we will be doing.
The top 3 stay well tips that we find to be publish-able...    

1.  Excessive amounts of vitamin C. 

Easy.  Any form you can get your hands on that works for your family.

We tend to eat seasonally but fruits high in C are; guavas, bell peppers, kiwifruit, strawberries, oranges, papayas, broccoli, tomatoes, snow peas, and kale. 

And don't forget your herbs!  Did you know herbs are almost always higher in nutrients than any vegetable or fruit?  The ones high in vitamin C are; cilantro, chives, thyme, basil, and parsley.

Additionally we use vitamin C supplements.  The chewables taste good so even the littles look forward to them. Don't be fooled by pricey forms of vitamin C, such as ester and liposomal vitamin C.

(This is me hiding from all those reputable companies who sell the above and some are indeed excellent quality but if you can't afford them, don't go ruling it out all together!) 

Simply take the supplements and or food with some form of fat (coconut oil, avocado oil, raw butter, ghee) if you are concerned with the lack of absorption. Fats always help with metabolizing and absorbing vitamins. ...Hence the fatty dressing with your salad is not unhealthy at all and has been a culinary custom for many years, with purpose.

It's more about the quality/production of the fat that can be unhealthy.

Remember, I said "excessive". In cases of those addressing an already known health ailment even more! As much as you can stomach. The only side effects of vitamin C are nausea and diarrhea which may be unpleasant but can be remedied by cutting back on the intake of the vitamin. Additionally vitamin C has no known contradictions with prescribed medications, unless you are using grapefruit as your C source. Although grapefruit is a powerhouse for optimal health it is known to cause more side effects of said drug/prescription. According to the FDA, “the juice lets more of the drug enter the blood,” and this can become toxic. (I linked to the FDA's report on how and why this occurs.) Therefore if you are taking medication simply get your vitamin C from other sources.

So we also drink our vitamin C. I purchase lots of orange concentrate. Both orange juice, the good and real stuff plus the orange drink, which is supplemented with high amounts of ascorbic acid along with orange juice concentrate.

We also drink herbal infusions. (♡ ὅ ◡ ὅ )ʃ♡  Rose hip tea is one of my favorites and loaded with vitamin C! Hibiscus is another favorite and also high in vitamin C.

Top 3 SIMPLE stay well tipsHeck you can even go outside and pick some fresh pine needles, por some boiling water over them and let steep for a few minutes and Wallah!  A super high concentration of vitamin C.  ~FREE of charge! 

Add a little honey and you have yourself some excellent pine needle cough syrup.  You can find these directions here.

And last but not least, simple lemon water! Lemons are another one of my favorite things.;postID=290121177178755871
Bonus, lemon water in the am is a great way to gently detox

*Note While I love essential oils, folks, please don't get all wrapped up in all the marketing hype. Essential oils are beneficial indeed. Inhaling, topical applications and even ingesting them (with a fat/diluted!) but you are always better off getting your nutrition from real whole foods!

Putting orange essential oil on your baby's stomach to supplement vitamin c this way is arguably nonsense. EO's do not contain a worthy amount of vitamins or minerals.  For more on this topic you can read here

2. Eat Real Food.;postID=290121177178755871;onPublishedMenu=allposts;onClosedMenu=allposts;postNum=0;src=link
Getting real; I would say half of the above is processed and half is whole food
Again a no brainer.  Am I Right?  ...Yet not so Easy.

Seriously, ditch as many processed foods as you can.   One step at a time. 

And counting calories can go out the window with them too. Because when you eat real food, your not as likely to overindulge. You are consuming whole food which is nutritious. Choosing to eat as many vegetables and fruit as you can will not only have you feeling better but may also clear up your skin, heal digestion & elimination issues and perhaps help shed a few pounds.

It's really a win, win!

*Tip*  Add a green smoothie to your day!  Get all your vitamins and nutrients in one tall glass, ....down the hatch.

It's really not bad and you are training your body to crave good food. 


Although the above seems unnecessary to mention, it is one of the fasted and easiest ways to better health. Making a conscience effort at examining just how much processed food you are consuming may indeed be the best evaluation you have ever performed. Guaranteed.

Did you know this symbol was actually used for "recipe"?

And just to be clear, ready-to-eat foods such as crackers, granola and deli meat  are heavily processed.
Yet the most heavily processed foods are often pre-made meals including frozen pizza and microwaveable dinners.

It's ideal to discern between what is overly processed and what is convenient.

Heavily processed foods can be recognized as food not in its original form.  Crackers, sodas, donuts, cookies, candy and even potato chips can all be handmade but when you are purchasing them in store/grocer than preservatives must be added to extend the shelf life.  Hence it is not as nutritional and usually heavily processed with many additives, stabilizers, dyes, a.k.a chemicals that you yourself would not be putting onto your home made food.
So convenient may not be the way to go here.  Not too surprisingly, these are also the kind of treats that shouldn't be consumed daily. 
Foods with ingredients added for flavor and texture such as sweeteners, spices, oils, colors and preservatives include jarred pasta sauce, salad dressing, yogurt and cake mixes.  Unfortunately these are processed food too.

Foods processed in their peak season include canned tomatoes, frozen fruit and vegetables, and canned tuna are considered minimally "processed".  This processing is to lock in freshness and quality.

Another mention-able thing about real food.  There are studies now being published that fast food (processed) contributes to problematic gut issues.  Folks, the increased market for pro & pre biotics alone should tell us this is an issue but if it doesn't then perhaps you should read up on it a bit.  Food can contribute good bacteria or it can destroy and create a haven for unhealthy conditions to thrive.  I am a firm believer that if your gut is not up to par nor is your brain, and thus your over all well being.    

There are also studies now showing that if you have a healthy gut you will have a healthy immune system.

To put it simply... 

Become a label reader. 
Make more food at home.
And make better choices.  Each bite you take ask yourself, is it towards my health or for the indulgence?  And then take more bites toward your health.
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3.  And last but not least we have voted colloidal silver as our 'go to' not anti-biotic top health mention/tip.  

We put 1/8th of a teaspoon of colloidal silver in the younger one's drinking cups and 1/4 of a teaspoon in the older ones.  This is mixed with distilled water when we feel a cold is coming on.  Since it is said to take 3 days to get into the cellular level of your body, we will fill everyone's cup to prevent the sickness from spreading.  Needless to say, getting it into the system as quick as possible is best. 

Top 3 SIMPLE stay well tips

ABK We keep a spray bottle of it mixed with distilled water and squirt in in the mouths of babes and those with sore, scratchy throats or coughs and congestion.      

We spray it on cuts, infections and any thing that one would prescribe a antibiotic for.  
But colloidal silver will not kill everything in your system in order to work effectively.  Colloidal silver only attacks the 'bad' NOT the good.

No, we have never had anyone turn blue.  As stated above, you really do not need a lot and from what we have read or could find in the past 12 years, the blue thing has only occurred when one took too much and it was not made properly.    

Why then do folks even use antibiotics?  
Honestly, I'm not sure.  
I stopped taking antibiotics 15 years ago and the Chief even longer still.  For me, my last doctor trip included him throwing the prescribed medication at me when I questioned him on why I was in here all the time and having to be put on yet another & stronger antibiotic.  

He threw them at me and said, "Either you are going to take the drugs or you are not".

I did not.

That was the day I took back the authority to do my own due diligence, listen to my body and make responsible choices for myself.  

This was our turning point towards health.  And we have not looked back since.  And we have never been healthier.  

Note, We absolutely recommend seeking out the highest quality colloidal silver you can.  This is really what makes the difference between it working or not.  Now I'm never one for gimmicks or price gauging, as you read above with the vitamin C but spending a little more here is probably going to do you right.  We buy in bulk, 1 gallon at a time.  This lasts us a good few years, depending on the colds and such.  (Remember we are a family of 12!)  And we have been purchasing it from a trusted source for more than 12 years.  We are getting 500 ppm.  And we can find its lab analysis online here which is reassuring.  Additionally we had purchased different brands in the past, less ppm and less costs, years ago.  We found they did not seem to work. 

Disclaimer We are not prescribing or diagnosing any thing here.  The above has been stated without the approval of the FDA, although I did site them.  I am in no way responsible for anything you have read and thus implement.  Your health is your own responsibility as mine is my own.  The information provided here is my experience and for your own consideration.  Whatever you do with it is your own liability.   

More on vitamin C go here; 6 vitamin C myths exposed


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