Tag: holistic healing

Healing Facts of Herbs

Still a lot of people wonder if Herbs and Spices are actually working. I can say from my personal experience, “yes they do work”. It’s been since ages ago that the healing properties of herbs are written in texts and documents, and Herbalists these days study and research this to get the best healing benefits from it and to be able to help people in the best tailored way.

Herbs strengthen digestion:  

Most chronic disease starts with poor digestion. Many culinairy herbs have been used for thousands of years, not only for the good taste but also to help with digestion. More than often people have had poor digestion for so long that they assume it’s a natural part of life. Herbs and spices can help strengthen the digestion and often people experience that other complaints disappear.

The following symptoms are related with poor digestion: bloating, gas, indigestion, heartburn, constipation, nausea, poor appetite, recurring diarrhea and ulcers.

Digestion

Herbs are high in anti-oxidants: 

Anti-oxidants are an important key to limiting the damage done to the body by oxidative stress, which has been linked to heart disease, liver problems, arthritis, premature skin ageing and eye damage. It occurs when the body is overloaded with free radicals. The formation of free radicals is a natural part of living but can be dramatically increased by stress, eating processed foods, consuming overheated oils, breathing air pollutants or cigarette smoke, being sleep deprived or eat charred meats. To minimise oxidative stress, it’s important to limit these negative influences and regularly include high anti-oxidant foods, such as Herbs and Spices in your meals.

Fresh local foods and herbs

Herbs support the nervous system:

We live in quite a stressed culture, people are always “busy” when you ask them how they are doing. Excessive stress is so common these days that it almost seems “normal” to start your day with little sleep and be rushed, overworked and overcommitted. Our bodies are more and more showing the effects of constant exposure to chronic stress.

Chronic stress has been linked to six leading causes of death: cancer, coronary heart disease, accidental injuries, respiratory disorders, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

Herbs will not let you run on no sleep, rushing from activity to activity on your busy schedule and to-do list, but herbs ans spices can help us modulate the negative effects of stress. They can help shift us from the fight-or-flight response of our sympathetic nervous system to the sleep at night and reduce levels of anxiety during the day. In combination with fresh local food they offer us high amounts of the vitamins and minerals needed to support our nervous system, and so our mental health as well.

Anxiety

Herbs are anti-microbial:

Some herbs and spices offer a powerful defence against pathogenic bacteria. As a bacteria have evolved, they’ve adapted to the pharmaceutical antibiotics we use. After decades of overuse of antibiotics, more and more bacteria no longer respond to treatment using antibiotics, people get antibiotic-resistant.

Plants have been changing and evolving with bacteria for millennia, they have a very complex system that may make it harder for pathogens to adapt to them.

Although it can be necessary to use pharmaceutical antibiotic for certain conditions, doing so can have a far-reaching negative effects, particularly on our gut flora, which is the beneficial bacteria in our digestive tract. Pharmaceutical antibiotics act by wiping out all bacteria, even the beneficial ones. Antibiotic after all means “anti-life”.

Spices can be strongly anti microbial without being “anti-life”, instead of “knocking out” everyting they come in contact with, plants can be chosen for the specific type of infection. Plants can also be very effective against viruses and fungal infections. Herbs can go beyond simply “killing” a pathogen and also support the ecosystem of the body, they can restore integrity to mucous membranes and support healthy gut flora.

Herbs and Spices

Herbs support the immune system:

Herbs can reinforce our health during times of infection by strengthening or modulating our body’s own immune system, which is our best defence against pathogens that leas to illness.

Immune system dysfunction can increase our risk of infection and is also implicated in cancer, autoimmune disorders and seasonal allergies.

Herbs and spices aid your health in myriad ways including strengthening your digestion, supporting your immune system and awakening your senses and bringin joy to your life.

To get the most benefits from herbs you’ll want to use them every day in good amounts, not just sprinkling a little bit of herbs and spices into your foods but rather using it as an opportunity to get an abundance of herbs into your life as a powerful way to bolster your health.

This is food as Medicine at its’ best!

Great immune system, great health!

Source: Alchemy of Herbs by Rosalee De La Foret

Honey and Turmeric, the strongest Natural Antibiotic

The Ayurvedic mixture of Honey and Turmeric, also called Golden Honey, is Nature’s strongest Antibiotic!

I tried this mix myself and it gave me Amazing result very quick!

It can be used for Cold, Flu, Cough or any other disease. It is a Natural Antioxidant, with anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic properties. Turmeric’s anti-inflammatory properties destroys bacteria that causes diseases and promotes the body’s Natural Defences.

Turmeric has No negative side effects on the intestinal micro flora, like some pharmaceutical drugs do.

The Golden Honey also improves digestion and increases the beneficial flora activity in the gut. It’s certified as the strongest Antibiotic in Ayurveda.

How to mix and use it?

Mix 1 teaspoon of Turmeric with 100 ml Organic Honey ( Manuka Honey would be a great one )

Start with this mixture as soon as you get the first signs of Flu, Cold, Cough or any other disease.

Day one: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon every hour

Day two: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon every 2 hours

Day three: 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon 3 times a day

Let the mixture soften and melt in the mouth before swallowing it, swallow it slowly.

By here, after the 3rd day, you should already experience the great benefits of this Golden Honey mixture! Normally your Cold should recover after 3 days, if not completely you can still use the mix a bit longer by taking it 2-3 times a day.

You can use this Golden Honey mix also for respiratory diseases. Then take 1/2 or a flattened teaspoon 3 times a day, for a week. You can also use this mixture in Tea, just Warm boiled Water or Coconut Milk.

The Golden Honey also lowers Blood Pressure, reduces the Blood Sugar Level and is great when you suffer from Haemophilia and Hypertension. If you are on medication for this, always consult your Doctor first before using this mixture!

Don’t use Turmeric when you suffer from Gallbladder disease, as it causes muscle contractions of the gallbladder.

Give it a try and discover yourself the Amazing results of Natural Medicine!

Angelique ღ

Foods in relation to Anxiety and Depression

You probably have heard before about High Vibrational Foods and Low Vibrational Foods. Even though we “know” that High Vibrational Foods are far much better for us, in so many ways, we still seem to attract more to Low Vibrational Foods.

High Vibrational Foods are not only good for our Physical body, but even more so for our Mental state of health as well. It’s not always what you think about this is related to each other, but it actually is.

Low Vibrational Foods give us most of the time a temporary “kick” like sugars do, but also coffee and tea. Though Coffee and Tea are a bit in the middle frequency between Low and High Vibrational foods. But for example, Coffee and Tea cause less harm in winter time as it helps to use warm up the body and will be processed by the body in a different way than in Summer.

Processed foods are of course definitely Low Vibrational Foods, though some processed foods cause less harm than other processed foods. Processed foods contain a lot of chemicals which are simply not good for our Physical body but also not for our Mental health.

Cells in our body renew all the time. When taking in High Vibrational Foods the body actually heals itself in many ways. But when taking in the Low Vibrational Foods we actually put things in our Body and System which can cause disease and the body is not able to heal itself how it should do.

High Vibrational Foods are good for Body and Mind, while Low (or middle vibrational) Foods are maybe partly good for your body, or not good at all, but definitely not beneficial for our Mental Health. It makes our Mind over-active which is causing Over-thinking, Worrying which results in Anxiety and Depression. Hight Vibrational Foods actually calms down the Mind as it brings the Body and Mind in a Higher form of Consciousness.

So when you change your diet in more High Vibrational Foods and combine this with Meditation, this can be Very affective in cases of Anxiety and Depression.

You probably have heard of the phrase “You are what you eat”, and this is how it is. And this is not just based on the Physical body as a lot of people might think, but it is based on your entire system of Body and Mind.

Especially in a society where we live in now, it is even More important to watch what we consume, as Life on it’s own already can cause a lot of Stress and situations can cause Anxiety and Depression. But the more we Care for our Self, the more we are Aware of what we consume, the Better and Easier our body is able to fight agains diseases and unhealthy cells in our Body and System, it will recover quicker but also will prevent certain diseases.

To get a bit of an understanding between High and Low Vibrational Foods, I list them down for you here:

High Vibrational Foods:

Fresh, certified organic fruits and vegetables

Natural supplements, like spirulina

Herbal Teas

Herbs and spices

Pure or filtered water — reverse osmosis or freshly collected spring water are the best choices

Healthy oils, like olive oil and coconut oil

Nuts and seeds

Fermented foods

Raw chocolate

Raw honey and maple syrup

Legumes

Grains such as buckwheat, brown rice, amaranth, and spelt

Low Vibrations Foods:

Genetically modified (GMO) food, and conventional food that’s been treated with chemicals and pesticides

White rice and flours

Sugars, sweeteners (artificial etc.)

Coffee / Tea (which both contains caffeine)

Sodas

Alcohol

Meat, fish and poultry

Processed, packaged, canned and fast foods (though some are less harmful, like fresh frozen, or fresh fruit on water but see if there is no added sugar in there)

Unhealthy oils, like canola, cottonseed, margarine, and vegetable oils

Frozen foods (when not fresh frozen)

Pasteurized cows milk, yogurt and cheese

Cooked foods, deep fried foods and microwaving food

When you want to Heal your body from toxins and chemicals, what you might have taken in for a long time, it is very recommended to detox your Body and Mind from this by starting taking in High Vibrational Foods, drink lots of Pure Water (without fluoride in it) and start to Feel a difference within your Self, on a Physical Level and on a Mental Level.

In the beginning it might be very hard to make this change, and to leave out all the “tasty” bad foods, but once your Body and Mind get used to this new diet, you will notice that you will have less and less “graving” for Low Vibrational Foods. You will feel more Energetic and more Alive, more Healthy and you will recognise that minor Health issues you might have will disappear.

You Naturally start to Feel and Recognise within your Body and Mind what is good for you and what not. Your Body and Mind will “tell” you.

Change your Diet, Change your Life and Health!

Simple Chakra Cleansing Technique

You might have heard about Cleansing your Chakras, but how can you easily do this yourself?

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There are several techniques available for Cleansing your Chakras. Some you can easily do yourself to keep on top of it and some you can let done by a Holisitc Practitioner, which is often more deep and intense.

Keeping your Chakras clean is very important to keep your Energy Flow smoothly running through your body. If Chakras are blocked by “debris”, which often comes through different kind of emotions, we can experience physical issues.

You can keep your Chakras “activated” through Meditation and focus on a specific Chakra or focus on all of them and Create a Clean Kundalini Flow. Also through Reiki Healing you can keep your Chakras healthy, clean and activated.

But a simple “visualisation” technique gives you the option to do some Chakra Cleansing yourself. I used this technique several times myself and I find it a pretty powerful technique.

As you know, or maybe not really, our Chakras “spin” like wheels. The spin / rotate in clockwise direction in a regular motion when they are activated and clean. When Chakras are “blocked” they might spin / rotate less regular because the Energy can’t flow through smoothly because of “build up debris”, like I mentioned before, mostly caused by several emotions and stress.

So the technique you can provide goes as follow:

When you’re in the shower, let the water flow from over the top of your head and let it flow from the top of your head all over your body.

Close your eyes, take a couple of slow and deep breathes as you bring yourself in a kind of Meditative state.

Imagine / Visualise that you “see” your Chakras spinning like Water Wheels.

Then imagine / visualise that the water from the top of your head, the pure divine water, goes down through all your Water Wheels, all 7 Chakras, and rinse all “debris and dirt” from it.

Move your imagination from your Crown Chakra on the top of your head, slowly towards your Third Eye Chakra, your Throat Chakra, your Heart Chakra, your Solar Plexus, your Sacral Chakra, your Root Chakra….and “see” all the debris and dirt being rinsed away into the “ground”, being removed from out of your body.

Keep your visual focus a few minutes on every Chakra and “see” how the water rinse that “water wheel” clean, “see” how the water goes over and through the “water wheel” and once you “see” or “feel” it is clean, move your focus to the next Chakra.

Go from top to bottom and once you “see” or “feel” that all debris is cleansed and washed away, you can open your eyes and come back to reality.

You might have to try it a couple of times, when you are not so familiar or practiced with visualisation, but once you master this technique you will start to feel the difference within your Self.

How regular you should do this is up to you. Some people like to do it once a week, on a Sunday for example to rinse out everything from the last week and prepare with a “clean” week. And some people do it when they “feel” it is needed. There is not a set period of time for it, but it is recommended to do it on a regular basis.

I hope this technique will help you, please try it out and let me know how you get on!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ