At Custom Wellness we offer opportunities and other resources for Natural Health Care. During this time of uncertainty, I want to offer HOPE that there are other options besides the traditional avenues.
I hear fear in client’s voices. Running to the doctor to get a covid test with a minor symptom, shouldn’t be your first line of defense. Apparently, there are over 2000 mutations of C-19, and I have found 2 new strains released this fall. We may be in for a hard winter, but don’t despair, WE’VE GOT THIS! We’ve figured out quite a bit from last spring. Everything I recommended in the spring post supported those clients who had symptoms. Unfortunately I do not have a license to say much more than that. But I can legally say: WE’VE GOT THIS! 😊
We need to build up the immune system first and foremost. Echinacea, Vitamin C, Vitamin A, Zinc. Remember not all supplements are created equal. Please do not run to Meijer or GNC to pick these up. Get whole food varieties. Vitamin C should include rose hips which doubles as lung support. Don’t purchase Vitamin C as ascorbic acid as it’s only ingredient. You will become deficient in Vitamin C when you take this every day.
Echinacea puts the immune system on alert. Guns at the ready!
Elderberry Defense is a nice combo for prevention, or for mild symptoms.
Stabilizer – remember this one stabilizes the cell walls so the toxins or viruses can’t penetrate the cell wall. Just 1 a day is all you need.
Licorice Root and Linum (flax/omega-3’s) are also anti-viral. Licorice root doubles as a stress calmer. And Linum supports the endocrine and heart. Nice preventatives.
If I have taught you how to muscle test yourself, then when you pick up a supplement at the store (hopefully you’re going to a health food store or coming here), ask the question, “Is this supplement really what the label is claiming it is?” [CBD is a big offender]
Eat real food!
Eat organic fruits, vegetables, and pastured proteins. Pastured doesn’t mean pasteurized. It means the animals are eating grass (cows) or bug/grubs (chickens) like their supposed to. Happy cows. Happy chickens. The fuel you put into your body is just as important, if not more, than the supplements you use to build the immune system.
If you put water in your gas tank, will your car go very far? And will it last very long if you don’t give it regular maintenance? Fuel equals food. And supplements are the food you’re missing from your diet. Feed your body the best fuel and it will thank you by functioning very well, and by cleansing these toxins and viruses from the body.
I can’t stress this enough: EAT REAL FOOD! (Fast food is NOT actual food)
Detox and cleanse. Open channels of elimination. Those include: bowels, liver, lymph, kidneys, lungs, skin. Get your body flushing the toxins and aluminum out and you should be fine. See below for supplement options. Most of these immune boosters also detox and drain toxins out.
A piece to this viral issue has to do with our body’s ability to detox, and the toxins and radiation we are being bombarded with. It’s too overwhelming to the body. Reduce your toxic load by using natural products both on your skin and to clean your home with, and you’ll be much healthier.
Zinc, zinc, zinc! Detox, detox, detox! And if you need to push that zinc into the cells more efficiently, take some tonic water with it. These two items together have been touted as the simplest anti-malarial solution for centuries!
Aluminum is a big part of this year’s problem too. Horsetail, horsetail, horsetail to increase your silica in the body to detox the Aluminum. See Connie for details on this or ask for an invite to the GetAssist app, where we will be discussing this in a private community, why we are having aluminum problems this year. So many are struggling with this toxicity this year.
[See your natural health practitioner for drainage pathway supplemental support.]
“What if I’m already sick?”
If you are already sick and have major symptoms, you’ll need the strong supplements: GOLD, Pulmonest, St. John’s Wort, Propolis spray, Herbal Throat Spray, Viranon, and if you haven’t already added in Zinc, C, and D, then it’s time. Giddyup. Major symptoms require the big guns. Minor symptoms – you might be fine on your own, or with just a couple things.
If you already have symptoms and they are progressing, then you’ll want a goldenseal combo of some kind, or just straight up goldenseal. GOLD from Systemic formulas is a nice heavy hitter. MediHerb has a goldenseal too - nice and concentrated.
Remember the St. John’s Wort. This breaks down the protein coating of the virus, so the immune system can do its job (see my post from last spring). As long as you are not on an anti-depressant, you can take St. John’s Wort. Get a good quality one. Concentrated. Sourced well. I cannot emphasize enough that not all supplements are created equal.
Pulmonest is good for clearing things out of the lungs. It’s good for bronchitis, pneumonia, or anytime you’ve breathed something in that you’re body is trying to expel.
R-Lung will help you heal the tissue in the lungs after they’ve been damaged. If you have asthma or have had bronchitis or pneumonia in the past, especially this quirky virus we are battling this year, then you may benefit from R-Lung.
Call and schedule an appointment if you’re not sure what to take. Don’t tough it out on your own if you’re really sick, okay? If you have mild symptoms, you’ll be fine. 😉 It’s good for the immune system to fight things off sometimes on its own.
Turn off the news. Turn off the television. Most of it is just programming anyway. They are programming you. They want you to be in fear. You will do anything they tell you if you are in fear. They know this, and they have been using this tactic for decades. Remember your first visit with me when we talked about being too acidic? What makes you too acidic? Yes, crappy non-foods like soda pop and fast food, but also fear, anxiety, depression, bad thoughts running through your mind… You show me any news program on mainstream media, or any TV show or movie, and I will show you the agenda.
Turn off the Wi-Fi at night. Yes, I mean, shut it all down. Put it on a timer if you have to, so you remember. Don’t put your phone by your head all night. Put it on the other side of the room, or better yet, power it down too. These frequencies ramp up viruses. They cause your body to not function as well. They interrupt sleep.
Get some Orgonite or Safe Space to clean up the dirty electricity in your home and office.
Sources for supplementation this fall & winter:
Vitamin D – Systemic Formulas’ DV3 also includes Vit C, zinc, and other things for the immune system. Try to do over 5000 IU’s. Or 10,000 if you are compromised or have comorbidities.
Vitamin A – Standard Process. Supports the immune system.
Vitamin C – Nature’s Sunshine is the best with the rose hips. Detoxifies and supports immune system.
Echinacea – MediHerb (concentrated) or Nature’s Sunshine. Standard Process has an Echinacea-C too. Puts the immune system on high alert. For prevention or for mild symptoms at onset.
Zinc – Nature’s Sunshine is a good one, Standard Process also has one, Biotics too (detoxes and supports immune system
Elderberry Defense – Nature’s Sunshine. For prevention, or for mild symptoms.
Licorice Root – Nature’s Sunshine. Anti-viral, supports adrenals/stress.
Linum B6 – Standard Process. Flax seed oil is anti-viral. You want to consume it fresh. Don’t buy it already ground in a bag at the health food store. Buy it in gelcap form or buy the seeds and grind them yourself just before eating.
Quercitin – Detoxifying & antiviral. Nice adjunct.
GOLD – Systemic Formulas. If you have symptoms, contains a combo of herbs including vit C, etc. Heavy hitter.
Goldenseal – MediHerb. Concentrated goldenseal. Heavy hitter.
St. John’s Wort – Standard Process (concentrated) or Nature’s Sunshine. Takes down the protein coat.
Viranon – MediHerb. Nice immune herbal combo that includes St. John’s Wort. Heavy hitter.
Pulmonest – MarcoPharma. Helps expel mucus and other toxins from the lungs and bronchi. Strong.
R-Lung – Systemic Formula. Great for repairing the tissue in the lungs, which COVID damages.
Myrrh – MediHerb. Some need this for lung support.
Propolis – Helps kill the virus and detox the nasal passages the first few days of exposure (in stock).
Herbal Throat Spray – MediHerb. Helps kill the virus in the throat after it moves down from the nasal passages.
Vitamin C – high doses, every hour or two in acute stages, to the point of diarrhea, then back off – flush it all out
Zinc – high doses – with tonic water if needed
And that’s not to mention all of the homeopathic remedies at our disposal too, which are too many to name here. Contact us about what supplements you may want to be taking if you are not feeling well or want to boost your immune system.
Need healthy snacks for the Holidays? Want a pick-me-up while you stay at home during this season?
I received these recipes from one of the Naturopaths up at the Naturopathic Institute. She made them for a retreat that I attended. I loved them so much I asked her for the recipes.
Peanut Butter Energy Bites
1 cup old-fashioned oats
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
1/2 chopped walnuts (pecans work too) - preferably soaked and dehydrated first
1/2 cup ground flax
1/3 cup raw honey
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Stir everything together. Chill for 30 mins. You can use a cookie dough scoop to scoop out balls then rounded them in your hands. Keep in the fridge for up to a week.
Raw Oat Bars
1 cup oats
1/3 cup oat flour (She used coconut flour for the ones at retreat. She had also made them with garbanzo or rice flour in the past - any GF flour is fine!)
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup flax meal
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds - preferably presoaked
1/2 cup raisins - preferably presoaked
1/2 cup nut butter (She made soaked and dehydrated almond/cashew/pecan butter for the retreat ones, but has made it with store bought peanut or almond butter too in the past)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 cup raw honey
Melt nut butter and oil in a small pan or pyrex measuring cup on the stove top. Add the honey. Combine all the rest of the ingredients in a mixing bowl then add nut butter/oil/honey mixture. Stir well then pour into a glass dish with a lid and store in the fridge.
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