How to Treat Allergies, Naturally!



Turmeric (active ingredient:  Curcumin)

Turmeric is the substance that gives curry its yellowish color, while curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric that offers the health benefits known in earlier medical traditions and that is being discovered now in western nutritional medicine. Curcumin makes up five percent of turmeric.

Author: Winston Craig, MPH, PhD, RD.

“Turmeric has been proven clinically to boost the immune system and strengthen its resistance to common allergies.  Curcumin, the primary ingredient in this ancient spice, is commonly used in alternative medicine to treat nasal, food, and skin allergies.

Clinical research published in the ‘Molecular Nutrition and Food Research Journal’ (2008) found that curcumin blocks mast cells in animals from releasing histamine, thereby preventing allergic reactions.

Also, research conducted by scientists at the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas (‘Journal of Clinical Immunology’, Jan 2007), agreed that curcumin is a potent immunomodulatory agent and also increases antibody response when administered in low doses.  This implies that curcumin is effective in treating allergies.”

Another study from “Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications” (2008) found that Curcumin protects the immune system from responding to common stimulants, such as dust, pollen, mites and pet dander. “Turmeric is high in iron, manganese, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C, as well as antioxidants. It possesses cancer-fighting and anti-inflammatory properties (helps allergies). Turmeric has traditionally been used to relieve menstrual cramps, respiratory conditions, ulcers, and inflammation.”

Dosage: 500-1000 mg/day

Note:  Taking Turmeric with an oil increases its absorption immensely, so take a capsule with a meal or a few capsules of fish oil or even just a glass of whole milk.

More research and information is coming out about the awesome benefits of Turmeric (curcumin).  See for detailed information (anti-depressant, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, high cholesterol and pain killer).


Homeopathic remedies are prescribed based on the symptoms of the individual person.

So you must inform your homeopathic about your particular symptoms for them to prescribe the best remedy/remedies for you.

Dosage: Dissolve 3 pills under tongue, 3-6 times each day to relieve symptoms until symptoms are gone.

Allium cepa, 30C (Derived from Red Onion)

For allergies that mostly affect the nose and sinuses, causing violent sneezing, itching, burning, watery, discharge from the nose, and watery eyes that are sensitive to light.

Euphrasia officinalis 30C (Derived from Eyebright plant)

For allergies that mostly affect the eyes, causing them to sting, smart, itch and burn, producing hot tears; may feel like there is grit in the eyes and may have some sneezing, nasal discharge, and/or cough. (Also, it is a great remedy for styes.)

Kali Bich 30C (Derived from Potassium Bichromate)

For thick, sticky mucous in sinus passages, lungs, and post-nasal drip.

The homeopathic saying is “Kali Bich when its thick.”

Ambrosia, 30C (Derived from Ragweed)

For allergies due to Ragweed (August until the first freeze.)

Spongia, 30C (Derived from sponges.)

For dry, unproductive cough.


Saline (Salt) Nasal Sprays

Dosage:  Twice daily or as directed on package.

The Mayo Clinic conducted some research that recommended nasal salt sprays or saltwater rinses as a way to thin mucus buildup in nasal passages. They claim that using a nasal salt spray, daily, during allergy seasons helps fight allergens, bacteria, pollutants, sinus infections, and middle ear infections.

This information is provided courtesy of Tamera Swedlund, DiHom.  Feel free to contact me via phone or email, so that I may help you address your specific symptoms:



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How to Treat a Cold or Seasonal Flu, Naturally


How to Treat a Cold or Seasonal Flu, Naturally

The symptoms of a cold or flu can be very similar:  fever, scratchy or sore throat, runny/stuffy nose, congestion and cough so it can be difficult to tell the difference between them.

The primary difference between them is that they are caused by different types of viruses. The common cold is caused by one of hundreds of different Rhinoviruses and seasonal flus are caused by Influenza Type A, B, or C virus.  Active strains of the virus vary each year and are seasonal (winter months).

Colds are usually milder than the flu. People with colds are more likely to have a runny or stuffy nose, productive cough, slight tiredness, mild fever and limited body aches.  Colds generally do not result in serious health problems, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections, or hospitalizations.  The symptoms of a cold usually resolve quickly, but sometimes can linger for up to two weeks.

In general, the flu comes on quickly (within 3-6 hours), and is worse than the common cold.  Its symptoms are similar to a cold, but are more intense and can also include:  fever, chills, headaches, body aches, muscle soreness, extreme tiredness, and a dry unproductive cough.

Whether your illness is caused by a cold or flu virus doesn’t matter when treating them, naturally.  It’s the symptoms that prescribe the treatment.


One of the reasons that colds and flus are prevalent during the winter months is due to lack of humidity in the home.  When it gets cold outside, the heaters come on, drying the air in the home which dries the air in the lungs.  Without enough moisture, the cilia (hair- like projections) lining the respiratory system have a hard time doing their job of “sweeping” invading viruses out of the breathing tubes.

When my family lived in Minnesota, our first winter there seemed like a non-stop parade of colds and flus.  The next year, we attached a whole house humidifier to our furnace and only had one bout with illness!  Even running a small humidifier or vaporizer in your bedroom at night will help.

Cayenne Pepper & Apple Cider Vinegar

Cayenne pepper helps to flush out the viruses responsible for the cold or flu by causing eyes to water, skin to sweat, nose to run, and lungs to discharge. This rush of fluids from the body carries out the invisible microbes responsible for such infections.  Apple Cider Vinegar is very effective in detoxifying various organs in the body together with the blood stream. Hence it is a blood purifier, as it has a means of breaking down fatty, mucous and phlegm deposits within the body.

Dosage: Mix 1/8 teaspoon (or as much as you can handle) of cayenne pepper powder and 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of very warm water. Drink 1-3x/day.

Anecdotal Information:  Two winters ago, I had two different women call me about their illnesses.  One had bronchitis and the other sinusitis.  I didn’t want them to travel to my house because they were so ill, so I suggested the Cayenne Pepper/ACV mixture.  Both of them called me the next day saying they felt so much better!

Black Elderberry

WebMD Health News, Dec. 22, 2003:  “Sambucol, a black elderberry extract, appears to short-circuit flu symptoms, a new study shows.”  Black Elderberry has clinical trials to substantiate that it reduces the duration and severity of colds.

Dosage:  500 milligrams 3 times a day.


Camphor is very effective in relieving the symptoms of a cold.  Vick’s Vapor Rub is a combination of: Camphor (5.2%); Eucalyptus Oil (1.2%); and Menthol (2.8%), and other inert ingredients.

Rub the Vick’s Vapor Rub on your chest, the bottom of your feet, and under your jaw and chin (where there are lymph nodes doing their best to fight your infection.)  Massaging them, helps them to release the antibodies the immune system is making to rid your body of the virus.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that the human body cannot make, so it must be ingested via the diet or supplements.

Dosage:  The RDA is 60 mg daily, but natural health practitioners suggest 1-2000 mg daily.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is made by the body when its skin is exposed to significant amounts of sunshine. It takes about 20 minutes a day to make what you need. Vitamin D blocks the sites on cells where viruses normally attach.  Of course, during the winter months, people are not exposed to much sunlight, so it is one theory that cold/flu season is due to a lack of Vitamin D.  Several studies have conclusively proven that taking vitamin D decreases the chances of getting the flu.

Dosage:  2000 to 5000 international units (IUs) daily.


There are several homeopathic remedies that can help alleviate the various symptoms of colds and flus.  Homeopathy is a “wholistic” form of medicinal practice, so you will need to consult with a homeopathic practitioner for the best remedies that match your particular symptoms.

FYI:  The product Zicam that is advertised as being able to shorten the duration of a flu is a homeopathic remedy.


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Gout is a very painful arthritic-like disease caused when Uric Acid crystals are deposited in tissues and joints of the body, instead of being eliminated from the body through the kidneys.

When Uric Acid accumulates in these areas, the body sends white blood cells to combat and try to remove them, causing inflammation and pain.

The most common place for Gout pain is the big toe, but it can also occur in other places such as the feet, ankles, wrists, fingers and elbows.


For an Acute Attack:  Dissolve 3 pills under tongue, 3-6 times each day to relieve symptoms until symptoms are gone.

For Prevention of Attacks:  Dissolve 3 pills under tongue, weekly until there are no more reoccurrences of Gout.

Colchicum Autumnale (Meadow Saffron) 30C

The history of the use of this remedy for gout, rheumatism, and inflammation dates back to the Eber’s Papers around 1500 BC!)  The prescription drug, Colchicine, prescribed to Gout patients is derived from the Colchicum autumnale plant.

Urtica urens 30C

Urtica urens is claimed since back to the 1800s to dramatically lower blood Uric acid levels.

Natrum Phosphoricum 9-12X or C

Nat Phos maintains equilibrium in the body, specifically the acid-alkaline balance in the cells of the body. It is the prime ‘acid neutralizer’ tissue salt.

It is effective in treating ACID REFLUX, acts as an emulsifier of fatty acids and helps in preventing formation of deposits of uric acid in the blood.


Nettle Root

Nettle Root encourages the excretion of Uric Acid from the kidneys.

Dosage:  250 milligrams capsules three times daily.

Nettle Root Tea

Traditional Medicines has a standardized Nettle Root Tea that has 2000 mg/serving.

Dosage:  Drink a cup 2-3 times daily during active bouts, 1 cup daily as a preventative.

Grape-seed Extract

Grape-seed Extract acts to reduce inflammation, thus easing pain.

Dosage:  50 to 100 milligrams 2-3 times daily.


Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory action. It is used in many traditional medicines for gout, arthritis, and other inflammatory conditions.

Dosage:  250 to 500 milligrams three times a day.


Alkalinize your Body

Since Gout is known to be caused by high uric acid levels, alkalinize your body in one of several ways:

Black Strap Molasses

Dosage:  1 Tablespoon/day.  You can mix it in water or eat it straight.  Also, consider adding 1/8 teaspoon of Baking Soda. This combination made the news as a cancer-fighting cure.  Click here for article.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Dosage:  1 teaspoon of ACV in 8 oz of water, twice daily.


Epsom Salts (Magnesium Sulfate)

Soak your aching feet in a bucket of 1 Cup Epsom Salts and hot water.  Or take a hot bath and add 2 Cups Epsom Salts to the bathwater. (Be sure to drink plenty of water while soaking and sweating.)

Castor Oil

Rub Castor Oil onto the aching joint.  If possible, cover joint with plastic wrap, then a hot cloth.  Allow 30 minutes for the therapeutic effects of the oil to absorb.


Many claim that eating 8 ounces of fresh or canned cherries daily is very effective in lowering uric acid levels and preventing attacks of gout.


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ANTI-VIRUS (Ebola, Enterovirus D68) PROTOCOL

Dear Friends, Family, and Concerned Public,

In light of the current virus situations that are occurring in the world today (Ebola and Enterovirus D68), I have been doing some research and these are my suggestions for precautions, prevention, and remedies.

First, let me explain about viruses and how they function. A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates (reproduces) only inside the living cells of other organisms.  They can infect all types of life forms-animals, plants, and bacteria. Outside of a host it is just a speck of DNA or RNA, (genetic material which controls the identity and function of living cells), usually surrounded by a protein coat. It cannot move, divide or do anything by itself. It must attach and invade another cell to reproduce itself.

A virus enters your body through a cut, mucous membrane (mouth, nose, etc.), or insect bite and moves with body fluids until it is either discovered by your immune system and destroyed or comes across a type of cell to which it can attach and invade.  Different cells have different receptors which attach to proteins and other substances they need, and the virus coat resembles these proteins.

There are several natural things that have shown promise via laboratory research and studies for killing viruses. (For information on where to purchase the items I suggest, see bottom of page.)


Wash hands, arms and face frequently by washing with soap and water.

Use a Hand Sanitizer: The best hand sanitizer to use is Colloidal Silver Gel because it doesn’t dry out the skin, making cracks that viruses can get into.  Also, you can put some in your nostrils before going into public places to kill viruses entering that way.

2) HOME CARE PRECAUTIONS:  Bleach, White Vinegar, and Sol-U-Guard

Be extra vigilant in sanitizing your home.  Pay special attention to door knobs, light switches and other things people touch frequently.

Bleach:  Bleach kills microbes in 1-2 minutes.  Dilute ½ cup in 1 gallon of water. However, it is very caustic and according to Dr. Hulda Clark can cause depression.

White Vinegar: Mix vinegar 50-50 with water for disinfecting.

Sol-U-Guard Botanicals by Melaleuca (my favorite)

It kills 99.999% of bacteria and viruses on hard, nonporous surfaces, including Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, Influenza A, Poliovirus Type 1, Rhinovirus type 37, Rotavirus and is completely non-toxic.


Many studies have concluded that Vitamin C and Vitamin D both boost the immune system, so start taking a high quality multi-vitamin/mineral.  The best product that I know of is BeyondTangy Tangerine 2.0 formulated by Dr. Joel Wallach.

Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is the most advanced multi-vitamin mineral complex on the market with over 8000 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity), certified organic ingredients, and synergizing cofactors to maximize vitamin and mineral uptake. It  provides you with the 90 essential nutrients for optimal health, energy boosting nutrients, PuriGenic™ antioxidant support, PrePro™ prebiotic and probiotic blend, over 500(#)mg of natural amino acids, and increased potencies of most vitamins and minerals for optimal wellness.

4) TAKE A NATURAL ANTI-VIRAL: Colloidal Silver/ Olive Leaf/Oil of Oregano.

 There are many natural herbs/remedies that are considered anti-virals, but I have great confidence in these three based on the research behind them and the testimonies of many people.

Olive Leaf (from aboutoliveleaf)

Researchers at the Upjohn pharmaceutical company reported the following antiviral effects using a salt made from olive leaf ingredients (Calcium elenolate) in laboratory experiments in live tissue. It had antiviral activity against every virus it was tested on and works as follows:

  • Penetrates into host cells and blocks viral replication.
  • Interferes with the virus’ production of the proteins it needs. (Interference with the virus’ hijacking of your cell function).
  • Inactivates the viruses, preventing their migration from infected cells and their connection with cell membranes.
  • Stops a retrovirus’s production of protease and reverse transcriptase – enzymes a retrovirus such as HIV uses to alter the RNA of a healthy cell.
  • Stimulates the human immune system response (to destroy them).

In short, olive leaf extract ingredients block a virus’ life cycle, stop it multiplying then call up immune cells to demolish it. It will likely do this to a greater or lesser degree to any viral infection, and so offers much hope to those who wish to avoid infections or those who need help in combating them.

Dosage:  Prevention: One capsule/day, for Active Infections:  One capsule 3x/day.

 Oil of Oregano (from naturalnews)

Oil of oregano combats pathogenic bacteria without disrupting beneficial bacteria. It is also anti-viral and anti-fungal according to many different university studies and independent research.

This is a rare three-in-one combination. In addition to that, it also rids the body of parasites, even giardia.

The active ingredient in Oregano Oil is carvacrol and you the product you purchase needs to contain a 70% carvacrol content to be effective. Another antibacterial ingredient is terpenes. Oregano’s antifungal properties come from thymol. Other nutrients include the powerful antioxidant rosmarinic, minerals including magnesium, and vitamins E and K.

The “Brazilian Journal of Microbiology” (December 2011) and the “Journal of Applied Microbiology” (May 2014) have both published articles on the anti-viral activity of Oregano Oil and both concluded that carvacrol is effective in inactivating many viruses.

Dosage:  Prevention:  Once capsule/day; for Active Infections: One capsule 3x/day for 10 day.

Colloidal Silver (10 ppm Solution)*

Dosage:  10ppm Solution – One teaspoon/daily for prevention, 3 teaspoons/daily for active cases.

The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.

Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption, In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. (from familyhealthnews)

(Lately, the FDA has been scrutinizing and bullying manufacturers of Colloidal Silver, but don’t fret – they can’t touch it because Colloidal Silver is grand-fathered in as a pre-1938 healing modality. This makes it exempt from FDA jurisdiction.)

5) Homeopathic Remedies for Ebola

Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the principles of “like cures like” and the infinitesimal (ie, the smallest amount to get the job done) dose. It was rediscovered by the German physician Dr. Samuel Hahnneman in the late 1700s and has over 200 years of proven success and research.

 The CDC says the symptoms of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever are: Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F), Severe headache, Muscle pain, Weakness, Diarrhea, Vomiting, Abdominal (stomach) pain, Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising).

With those principles and symptoms in mind, the best homeopathics for combating Ebola are:

Arsenicum album:  for nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

China:  for fever, chills, weakness, headache

Crotalus horridus:  hemorrhaging

Influenzinum: flu-like symptoms

Lachesis:  hemorrhaging

Mercurius: diarrhea, tremors, weakness

Naturally Better has this combination Remedy ($12.00 for 2 ounce bottle).

Dosing:  For prevention, once/week.  For active cases, three times/day.


By Tamera Swedlund, Naturally Better


Purchase Information:  If you live in the Troutman area, I have the suggested items in stock.  If you don’t live in the area, contact me via phone or email and I can ship them to you or tell you where to get them in your area.

More Detailed Information about Colloidal Silver

(from familyhealthnews):

Silver deficiency is responsible for the improper functioning of the immune system concludes Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. who has conducted extensive research into the curative properties of silver for many years at the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY.

Dr. Becker’s experiments conclude that silver works on the full spectrum of pathogens without any side effects or damage to the body.

All strains of pathogens resistant to other antibiotics are killed by silver. The March 1978 issue of Science Digest, in an article, “Our Mightiest Germ Fighter,” reported: “Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine.

An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic.” The article ended with a quote by Dr. Harry Margraf, a biochemist and pioneering silver researcher who worked with the late Carl Moyer, M.D., chairman of Washington University’s Department of Surgery in the 1970s: “Silver is the best all-around germ fighter we have.”

He also states that silver does more than kill disease-causing organisms. Silver causes major growth stimulation of injured tissues. Burn patients and even elderly patients notice more rapid healing. He discovered that cancer cells can change back to normal cells.

How It Works

The presence of Colloidal Silver near a virus, fungus, bacterium or any other single celled pathogen disables its oxygen metabolism enzyme, its chemical lung, so to say. Within a few minutes, the pathogen suffocates and dies and is cleared out of the body by the immune, lymphatic and elimination systems.

Unlike pharmaceutical antibiotics which destroy beneficial enzymes, Colloidal Silver leaves these tissue-cell enzymes intact as they are radically different from the enzymes of primitive single-celled life. Thus Colloidal Silver is absolutely safe for humans, reptiles, plants and all multi-celled living matter.

Colloidal Silver is the result of an electro-magnetic process that pulls microscopic particles from a larger piece of silver into a liquid such as water. These microscopic particles can more easily penetrate and travel throughout the body. Colloidal Silver works as a catalyst, disabling the enzyme that all one celled bacteria fungi and viruses use for their oxygen metabolism. In short, the bad guys suffocate.

Unlike with antibiotics, resistant strains have never been known to develop. In fact, antibiotics are only effective against perhaps a dozen forms of bacteria and fungi, but never viruses. Because no known disease causing organism can live in the presence of even minute traces of the chemical element of metallic silver, colloidal silver is effective against more than 650 different disease causing pathogens.

Since there is not enough room to list all the diseases against which Colloidal Silver has been used successfully, here is a tiny sample; acne, allergies appendicitis, arthritis, blood parasites, bubonic plague, burns – colloidal silver is one of the few treatments that can keep severe burn patients alive, cancer, cholera, conjunctivitis, diabetes, gonorrhea hay fever, herpes, leprosy, leukemia lupus, Lyme disease malaria, meningitis parasitic infections both viral and fungal, pneumonia, rheumatism, ringworm, scarlet fever septic conditions of the eyes, ears, mouth and throat, shingles, skin cancer, staph infections, strep infections, syphilis, toxemia, trench foot, all forms of viruses, warts andstomach ulcer. In addition it also has veterinary uses such as canine parvo virus.


Taken orally, the silver solution is absorbed from the mouth into the bloodstream then transported quickly to the body cells. Swishing the solution under the tongue briefly before swallowing ensures fast absorption. In three to four days the silver will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin.

Since Colloidal Silver is eliminated by the kidneys, lymph system and bowel after three weeks, a regular daily intake is recommended as a protection against dangerous pathogens. In cases of minor burns, an accumulation of Colloidal Silver can hasten healing, reducing scar tissue and infection The lives of millions of people susceptible to chronic low-grade infections can be enhanced by this powerful preventative health measure.

Topical Uses

Colloidal Silver is painless on burns, cuts, abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for a stuffy nose, and even in a person’s eyes because unlike antiseptics, it does not destroy tissue cells.

Nor should one have to worry about the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) being put in charge of this home remedy. Colloidal Silver is grandfathered as a pre-1938 healing modality. This makes it exempt from FDA jurisdiction.

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Five Minute Eye-Opening Mini Health Lectures by Dr. Peter Glidden

The Simple Reason This Country is So Sick

Amazing New Insight Into Bone/Joint Health!

Body Wants to Heal Itself: Cholesterol and Statins

Alzheimer’s, Cholesterol and Why you Shouldn’t Take Statins

Craving Sugar? Find Out Why.

Life Expectancy of Man: 80 or 120?

Are you “undernutrified” and not getting the 90 Essential nutrients the human body needs to survive and thrive?  The body must have 60 minerals, 16 vitamins, 12 amino acids, and 3 Essential Fatty Acids (Omega 3,6,9) for optimal health.

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How To Treat Nausea & Vomiting, Naturally!

How To Treat Nausea and Vomiting, Naturally!


Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is beneficial for stomachache, nausea and vomiting. Mixing with apple juice or adding honey will make it tastier.

Peppermint Tea
Peppermint Tea helps in easing spasms of the digestive tract, and could be beneficial for nausea that occurs due to intestinal cramping.


Dosage:  Dissolve 3 pills under tongue and if that is the best remedy for you, the symptoms should diminish.  When the symptoms come back, dose again.  Typically, the intervals needed between dosing with get longer and longer.  Once the symptoms are permanently gone, stop taking the remedy.

Arsenicum album 30C
For nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Ipecacuanha 30C
For constant nausea, not made better with vomiting, patient is very miserable.
Excellent for Morning Sickness.

Nux Vomica 30C
Nausea with vomiting; patient feels better with vomiting and is hypersensitive to light, noise, often has a headache. Known as “the hangover remedy.”


Activated Charcoal Capsules
Activated Charcoal passes simply through the gastrointestinal tract adsorbing toxins, etc. It also helps to bind the bowel movements.

Avoid Dehydration!
The patient probably does not want to eat or drink anything, but if they are vomiting and sweating a lot, they must take in liquids to avoid dehydration (and hospitalization). Give them whatever they want to keep them hydrated: popsicles, juice boxes. Also, Pickle juice is a healthy and effective way to prevent dehydration.

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School: Education!

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to School: Education! by Tamera Swedlund (aka Herb Mamasita) is about her journey from homeschooling her children to home-educating them, or rather, allowing them to educate themselves (within certain guidelines) by following their own interests and curiosity.

Most new homeschooling parents set up a schoolroom complete with desks, a chalkboard, and a stack of workbooks to get through each day.  Often this leads to boredom for the children and, more often, to frustration and angst building between a loving parent and their offspring.  The fact of the matter is that children have an innate willingness and desire to learn new things.  Think of all the things children learn between birth and kindergarten; most notably, a language!

This little book gives an honest and humble and funny account of the many mistakes the author made in her first few years of homeschooling. It chronicles the various things that triggered her to set her family free from rote memorization and workbooks to allowing her children to pursue their own interests and, unwittingly, educate themselves in ways she never could have. If you are a homeschooling parent or considering it, this book will encourage you that, yes, you can do it, and yes, you can have fun doing it!  The book is available only via Amazon Kindle at this time for $4.99.  Click here for more information.

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Introduction to Youngevity 2014!

Introduction to Youngevity (2014):  History, Development And Where We Are Today

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Thyroid Heath

There seems to be an epidemic of thyroid issues in the good ol’ USA.  Hypothyroidism, Hyperthyroidism, and Hashimato’s Thyroiditis. Mostly these conditions go un-diagnosed because the lab tests come back negative, even though the patient’s symptoms and complaints point to a problem with the thyroid.

Dr. Peter Glidden, BS, MD presents a simple and straight forward explanation of the wonderful workings of the thyroid gland and how to address the various ailments that it is prone to via nutritional supplements and what foods to avoid or add to your diet.

Click here to watch the Webinar.

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The Supplement that Has it all!

I have been searching for and trying out many, many different vitamin and mineral supplements for over 10 years and have finally found one that boosts my energy, helps me sleep better, and does not upset my stomach:   Beyond Tangy Tangerine, 2.0 – Citrus Peach Fusion .

It comes in a powdered form that dissolves quickly water or juice, so now, instead of taking 8-10 capsules each day, I just mix a scoopful of Beyond Tangy Tangerine, 2.0 into a glass of water and drink two times/day.

Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 has over 8000 ORAC, certified organic ingredients, and synergizing cofactors to maximize vitamin and mineral uptake.  Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is the most advanced multi-vitamin mineral complex on the market providing:  energy boosting nutrients, PuriGenic™ antioxidant support, PrePro™ prebiotic and probiotic blend, over 500 mg of natural amino acids, and increased potencies of most vitamins and minerals for optimal wellness.  It also contains: Co-enzyme Q10, Grape Seed Extract, and Glucosamine Sulfate HCl, MSM, Chondroitin (for healthy joints).

Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is all natural and contains no starch, soy, wheat or yeast. It has a great Tangy Taste, Supports a Healthy Immune System, Supports Cardiovascular Health, Supports a Healthy Digestive System, Supports Optimal Health, It is Gluten-Free, contains no Artificial Sweeteners or Preservatives, Low Glycemic Index/Glycemic-Friendly, and Promotes Healthy Blood Sugar Levels.**

Retail Price for Beyond Tangy Tangerine 2.0 is (480 gram canister) is $75.60 or you can become a member and get the wholesale price (30% off).  Click here to learn about becoming a member.

**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent and disease.

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