Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rose Tea

Rose Tea

This is a long time favorite tea recipe of northern Europe.

Very high in vitamin C. This is good for daily use when extra Vitamin C is required.

You can purchase the Rose hips tea  at most health food stores and herb shops.

You can gather Roses from old fashion garden varieties of roses known as Tea Roses.

Step 1:

Grind or crunch up a couple of teaspoons

of dried Rose hips.

Step 2:

Soak in a small amount of water for

12 hours before using.

Step 3:

Make a tea by simmering 1 teaspoon of

prepared Rose hips in 3 cups of water

for 30-40 minutes.

Step 4:

Add water if needed as the tea simmers.

Step 5:

Honey, lemon or mint can be added for extra taste.

Step 6:

Sit back and enjoy!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The World of Herbs

Butterfly on Lilac

The World of Herbs

We can learn more about natural healing by digging deeper into the world of herb wisdom.

Herbal wisdom covers many topics and types of alternative medicine techniques that use plants known as herbs for healing. Alternative medicine or healing with herbs is not as simple as making a cup of tea, although it can be with an understanding of why plants work to heal.

Healing with herbs works better when used as part of a alternative healing system which addresses the body as a whole.

These systems of logic do not necessarily correspond with those of science but they have worked for healers for thousands of years.

Knowing the difference of the healing systems is valuable for choosing the right herbs to use for health.

Natural Healing

Holistic Healing

Herbology is often referred to as Holistic Healing but Holistic healing is only one of the alternative healing systems that use herbs as medicine. Holistic healing is a much broader subject then plants alone and includes preventive and treatments by diet, attitude, emotions, relationships, and activities along with the use of herbs.

All of these factors play an important role in the well being of the body. Holistic therapies are aimed at treating the whole person not just the body part that is ill.

The therapy might include fasting or massage along with herbal support. As you can see Holistic healing covers a whole realm of subjects that are for the betterment of the body, both mentally and physically.

Homeopathic Healing

Another system of alternative healing began in Europe and spread to America in the 19th century is Homeopathic medicine. This system is based on the logic that symptoms (such as fever) are the means by which the body acts to eliminate the cause of illness.

Homeopathic treatment is designed to reinforce the symptoms instead of fighting the symptoms by using a very small amount of herbal drugs that when given to a health person produce the symptoms of the illness.

This type of alternative healing system is mainly governed by the Hippocratic idea of eliminating illness by helping the body’s own powers of healing. Therefore if the body is producing a fever to fight an infection an herb is given to help the body stay feverish to fight off the illness and get through the “healing crisis”.

Hippocrates is known as the father of medicine because he introduced the theory of the Healing Crisis to western medicine. Hippocrates reasoned that during a crisis the body goes back through the development of the ailment one stage at a time.

One after another symptoms of the ailment appear as toxins are eliminated from the body. The crisis is a period of regression and when the crisis stopped, he believed the body’s natural healing process also stopped and the body was healed.


A third system of alternative healing that believes in helping the body heals is Naturopathy. This system relies on simple herbal remedies with fasting, water and diet as important for healing as the herbs are.

This system strongly believes as all alternative healing systems do that the body does heal itself and as a living being the body is linked to the properties and influences of natural organic substances. A large number of these substances are necessary for life itself while others are valuable for maintaining the body at the best level possible.

The main philosophy of all these natural healing systems is that the body is very capable of healing itself if given the proper support to do so.

Natural healing systems are designed to strengthen and enhance the body’s systems so that harmful substances or illnesses can be neutralized. The United States is one of the few countries where the use of herbs and natural healing does not coexist with modern medicine.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Eagle owl in Flight

An Eagle Owl in Flight..very cool shot

I hope you enjoyed this video as much as I did. 

Owls are rarely seen but always watching.

Monday, October 31, 2011

early American Sally Lunn Bread

I love to learn how our grandmothers baked those great breads and rolls we remember from our childhoods.

This recipe is from my collection of early American remedies and recipes.

Many of the recipes I'll be sharing with you here d
ate back over a hundred years ago.

I hope you enjoy them as much as I have.  

American Sally Lunn Bread from the 1700's

Lightly flour a mold pan or medium size cake pan and set it aside. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Then gather these ingredients.
4 cups of Flour
3 Tablespoons of Yeast
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
 Butter the size of an egg

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl, add the butter and eggs, 

mix well then fold in milk until it makes a almost stiff batter.

Cover with a towel and Set the mixture in a warm place to rise and when risen pour into a the lightly floured pan and set to rise again so that it will make a light and fuffy bread.

 Bake at 400 until golden brown.


I had this article on Ehow who offered to buy it from me. 

I decided I would keep my rights to my articles in order to be able to publish them here for you. 

This article received 4.5 stars with 6 ratings published on ehow: 9-7-08 

a couple of the reviews were:
       Desula said: on 2/8/2009 Thank you for this old-fashioned bread recipe.

soulmates said: 9/10/2008 sound good, I never heard of this before


Sunday, May 29, 2011

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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Land of Opportunity ?

If your looking for work don't feel alone.

The days of finding a job buying a house with 2 cars in the driveway
and raising children as middle class Americans with benefits
and a retirement are disappearing.

Today people have to think of other ways

to support their is an interesting read about:

America's Struggle to Maintain its Class

Friday, April 8, 2011

Remember our Ancestors

"People had this crucial knowledge, but they were busy with their lives and jobs, and many forgot," said Yotaru Hatamura, a scholar who has studied the tablets.

One stone marker warned of the danger in the coastal city of Kesennuma: "Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. Choose life over your possessions and valuables."

This is why the Native Americans say to remember ones ancestors.

"High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," the stone slab reads. "Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point."

See the whole story at the link above and I believe this was very good advice if only everybody had remembered the Stones.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Rain upon the Rooftop

Rain upon the Roof top

Echo's in my mind 

Summer days of plenty

Winter snows falling heavy

Rain upon the Roof top

Crackling fire beneath 

Wraps the Heart 

In harmony once upon a time...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Radiation Concerns-Natural Iodine

Toxicologist Lee Tin-lap at the Chinese University of Hong Kong said such a radiation level was not an immediate threat to people but the long-term consequences were unknown.

"You are still breathing this into your lungs, and there is passive absorption in the skin, eyes and mouth and we really do not know what long-term impact that would have," Lee told Reuters by telephone.

Around eight hours after the explosions, the U.N. weather agency said winds were dispersing radioactive material over the Pacific Ocean, away from Japan and other Asian countries.


"Radioactive material will reach Tokyo but it is not harmful to human bodies because it will be dissipated by the time it gets to Tokyo," said Koji Yamazaki, professor at Hokkaido University graduate school of environmental science.

 "If the wind gets stronger, it means the material flies faster but it will be even more dispersed in the air."

In other words and in my words...they do not know really what harm this disaster will produce in the long run...

Radiation does occur naturally and we are exposed to its effects daily but the human body can only take so much and once the limit within the body is reached the immune system can not keep up and the body begins to break down.

With this in mind, it stands to reason to prevent damage to the body from over-exposure to radiation a person should boost the immune system with extra radiation fighting foods and herbs.

Here's a list of herbs and foods I found that may help us protect ourselves against any damage in the long run...which may be many years from now...

Here is a forum that explains what radiation sickness is and there is a great discussion going on about cures.

Great Advice and explanation here too:

FDA site about Radiation:

Godspeed everyone !


Potassium Iodide...natural replacement = Bananas

Kelp is a natural KI source.The iodide content can range 

from 89 g to 8165 mcg/g in Asian varieties, making prepared foods content difficult to estimate. Eating 3-5 grams of most dried, unrinsed seaweeds will provide the 100-150 micrograms iodide recommended daily allowance.

Side effects of Iodide Treatments: IMPORTANT!!

Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive, irritant), of eye contact (irritant,
corrosive), of ingestion.

Potential Chronic Health Effects:

Mutagenic for mammalian somatic cells. [Potassium


DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Classified Reproductive system/toxin/
female, Development toxin [POSSIBLE] [Potassium Iodide]. 

The substance may be toxic to blood, skin, eyes, thyroid.
Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage.

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