Monday, February 22, 2010

Killer "Corn"

This is an article put out by Reuters, one of the mainstream media newswires.

PARIS (Reuters) - Environmental group Greenpeace launched a fresh attack on genetically modified maize developed by U.S. biotech giant Monsanto, saying on Tuesday that rats fed on one version developed liver and kidney problems.

Greenpeace said a study it had commissioned that was published in the journal Archives of Environ
mental Contamination and Technology showed rats fed for 90 days on Monsanto's MON863 maize showed "signs of toxicity" in the liver and kidneys.

"It is the first time that independent research, published in a peer-reviewed journal, has proved that a GMO authorized for human consumption presents signs of toxicity," Arnaud Apoteker, a spokesman for Greenpeace France said in a statement.
Campaigners against Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) say that genetic modification technology is unproven and potentially dangerous and that GMO crops can contaminate other crops." See the whole article here.

Another article explains that the study was done using Monsanto's own raw data, which it was forced to release through a lawsuit Greenpeace had going against Monsanto:

"The findings only came to light after Monsanto was forced to publish its raw data on safety tests by anti-GM campaigners.

They add to the evidence that GM crops may damage health as well as be harmful to the environment.

The figures released by Monsanto were examined by French researcher Dr Gilles-Eric Seralini, from the University of Caen."

I'm not saying I take what Greenpeace says as truth, but I wouldn't be surprised if it is. They're taking genes from animals and insects and splicing them into food, people! And corn is the absolute worst.

This corn is in EVERYTHING, even your beef, as most beef out there is grain fed, primarily corn fed (if you're lucky...they're also fed garbage, bakery waste, and urea). But don't let that get you down. You CAN start transitioning into buying organic. My family is large, and doesn't earn much, but we're making sacrifices because we feel it's important to our health. Consider starting with the worst offenders: corn and corn-containing products, dairy, and meat. If you're not living below the poverty level, it can be done.

And if you want the real dirt on Monsanto and just what they are doing to the whole WORLD'S food supply, watch "The World According to Monsanto". You can usually watch it for free on You Tube, in multiple parts. It's interesting, and quite an eye-opener.

I Don't Want My Children to Be Happy, Either

If you haven't read the post "I Don't Want My Children To Be Happy" on the blog It's Almost Naptime, you must go immediately and read it now. Seriously. Now. I'll Wait.

Okay, now that you're back...wasn't that AMAZING!! All I can say is AMEN!!!

First off, if I won the lottery tomorrow, I'm not paying for my children's college education. Period. End of story. Not happening. I plan to equip them to be successful in whatever path they choose...including by teaching them to pay for it themselves!

I also will not be doing any of the following:

Buying my children a car.
Paying for their car insurance, registration, etc.
Bailing them out if they get in financial trouble.
Buying my children an XBOX or ________ (insert latest ridiculously expensive, mind-deadening, behavior-altering trendy toy here).
Buying them $200 sneakers or $100 designer jeans.
Giving them an allowance. (GASP! Yes, they will have to EARN their money.)

Why? Because I don't want my children to be happy. I was not put on this earth to be their buddy, nor their financial benefactor. I was put here to be their MOTHER.

As their mother, it is my job to raise them up to be responsible, kind, honest, hard working, loving adults. I don't want to teach them, by handing them everything they want, that the world is their plaything, and that people are nothing more than a vehicle for them to attain what they need.

Like Mis, I don't want my children to be happy, but rather to be content. I want them to be content with what they already have. To be grateful for what God has given them. Yes, they may choose to work towards more in life, but they should be content that, should they not attain their goal (or should its attainment be delayed) that they can live fulfilled lives without it.

In particular, I want my children to find contentment not in their salary, their home, their grown up "toys", but in a glorious sunset, a blossom-scented spring breeze, a cozy night in with their family, and in those quiet moments that God reveals Himself to them.

Most important, I want my children to be holy...Mis took the words right out of my mouth. I want my children not to be momentarily sated by having their every whim catered to, but to be content because their hearts are pure and full of love for God and for their fellow man. I want them to be living examples of the generosity of God, to never offend Him, but rather always be pleasing to Him.

I want them to try to always be kind, especially to each other. To minister to those in need. To try to overlook the faults of those who judge and condemn them, because, being faithful children of God, there will be many who do. To forgive those who have wronged them. To be willing to make sacrifices for those they love.

I know these concepts are foreign to some people...those who believe that life is about acquiring stuff and indulging your every desire. To them, they will consider my refusal to shower my children with their every want and need to be nothing short of child abuse. They will also likely consider my having 6 children to be child abuse, as having "so many" children will hamper my ability to spoil any one child completely rotten. But how can I explain beauty to someone who chooses to see only ugliness?

They'll never know the joy of seeing all your children dote on the newest member of the family, or watching each child trip over themselves to volunteer to pitch in and help out. My children are loving and generous with each other most of the time, and frequently share. They are almost never jealous of each other. I am blessed to see this every day, because I am not blind to the beauty of a large family.

Who your children are today is also who they will be tomorrow.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

The King of Natural Cures, Part 2

In Part 1, I described what food grade 35% Hydrogen Peroxide is, what diseases you can treat with it, and listed a few of the many household uses.

Now I'd like to share with you my experience. Before I begin, I just want to state here that I don't sell Hydrogen Peroxide. I'm just thrilled that I've discovered how useful and powerful it can be, which makes me want to share it with you. I'm the kind of person who, when I find something that really makes a difference in my life, I just want to shout from the rooftops. So...

When I read about HP, I wanted to try it right away. But as many online sources suggested, it was nowhere to be found at regular stores. All they have there is 3% pharmaceutical grade, which you do NOT want to use. See part 1 for the reason why. I'd heard that health food stores don't carry it either, so I looked online. Unfortunately, when having HP shipped to you, it always includes a huge hazmat fee for shipping, because of the caustic nature of the full strength product. Be aware of this when ordering: before placing your order, find out whether the fee has been incorporated into the price, or if it will be added on afterwards. This makes a big difference in the final cost of the product.

I found out that my local health food store does carry food grade hp, but in the 17.5% strength. This is basically diluted to be half the strength of the 35% FGHP. In this way, the store avoided the hazmat fee. I don't know that it worked out to be any cheaper in the long run, considering the lower strength, but I got it fast, which is what I wanted.

The 17.5% works just the same, but you give yourself twice the dose normally recommended for the 35% strength. For example, in following the typical protocol (see Part 1), on the first day taking it, instead of putting 3 drops in a cup of water, you would put 6.

I was astounded at how quickly I saw results. I have been dealing with a skin condition for years. I get little dry looking patches of skin all over the place, and it's been particularly a problem behind my ears and on my elbows. I don't know if it's eczema or psoriasis or maybe some calcification. I'm suspecting psoriasis. Coconut oil applied daily makes it mostly go away (RAW Extra Virgin Coconut Oil, with all the enzymes). It had been particularly bad right before taking the HP. Literally overnight, it was ALMOST GONE! All the smaller spots were completely gone, and the larger spots were almost gone. Behind my ears, where it was bad, was gone all except for a small spot behind my right ear.

Even more amazing, I had taken only ONE DOSE! It says to take it 3 times daily, but I forgot the other two times. (See part 1 for the whole protocol.) Over the next week, I took a dose once in a while, usually never more than once every other day. It got rid of the dry skin patches a little more. If I had done the protocol properly, I'm sure it would have been eliminated all together. I believe that whatever is causing the skin problem is systemic...probably caused by candidasis.

Since taking the HP that one week, I have continually failed to remember to take it. The problem is that it should be taken on an empty stomach, which means remembering to take it an hour before or three hours after a meal. I have a large family, so that's easy to forget! The incredible thing is, despite the few treatments I took, the problem is only now, over a month later, starting to come back. Wow! Imagine if I'd followed the whole protocol!

I am looking forward to seeing more results when I finally remember to take it regularly, and I'll share them with you. I'd love to hear back from others who have used it, especially readers who try it after reading this article.

Everyone should have this in their health supplies! And for those who like to buy what they need in bulk ahead of time in preparation for emergencies, with the endless list of uses of food grade hydrogen peroxide, I would say it is an emergency essential!

If you want more information, here are a few resources for you:

The One Minute Cure by Madison Cavanaugh - I haven't read this book yet, though I look forward to it. When I do, I'll give a review on it. I've heard good things though, and with a natural cure as effective as this, I think having a full book on the subject would be advisable. - This is a great resource for how to bathe in HP, which is an alternative for those who don't like the taste of it. However, it would be far more expensive to do it this way, as you must use a very large amount in the bath water, as opposed to a very minute amount in a cup of water to drink. They also give comprehensive information on safe handling of HP. It's not scary, you just need to treat it as you would, say, the caustic cleaners you have in your house...DON'T let children get at it!! - More great information on HP and it's history and uses. They suggest using it to keep salad fresh, in marinades, to freshen your kitchen, in your dishwasher, etc. These are all suggestions for diluted food grade HP, in a 3% solution. Great ideas! Haven't ordered from them, so I can't comment on that. - Great info on how HP works in the body, and can cure cancer. Be sure to copy and read their free book,

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: In order to avoid having FTC and/or FDA stormtroopers kick in my door and hold my family at gunpoint (don't laugh, it's happened to many people) and arrest me, etc., I must let you know that I am only a "stupid uneducated housewife" (in their eyes). I don't have any medical or nutritional training or degrees, nor have I been indoctrinated and paid off by pharmaceutical companies--oops, I mean I can't write prescriptions or give medical advice. So all this stuff I just wrote as well as everything else on my blog is merely MY "UNEDUCATED" OPINION, and is just for informational and/or entertainment purposes only. Always seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner before attempting anything on your own, because the FTC/FDA also think you are too stupid to cure so much as a headache on your own...unless you are a medical doctor, in which case you can write yourself hundreds of prescriptions...and still keep treating patients. ;-) Also, I cannot be held liable if anyone is harmed by taking this product...again, this information is for entertainment purposes only.

The King of Natural Cures, Part 1

My family's health is important to me. For many reasons, which I will go into in another post, I no longer trust the western medical system. That's not to mean that I don't appreciate it in times of emergency, but for typical day-to-day medical issues, I have found that natural alternatives are safer, more effective, and have little or no side effects, unlike medications, even the simplest of which can kill or maim you. (I plan a post soon on how deadly aspirin can be.)

In my search for safe and effective natural remedies, I have come across what I believe is the king of natural cures: 35% Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide.

What Is Hydrogen Peroxide? According to

"Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) an unstable very powerful oxidant is water (H2O) with an extra oxygen molecule. It is a natural substance which can be found in trace amounts in rain and snow. Rain combines with ozone (O3) in the upper atmosphere. When the two mix, the ozone loses one oxygen molecule to the water and hydrogen peroxide is formed. Hydrogen peroxide is very unstable and breaks down readily into water and a single oxygen molecule. Oxygen is stable only when the molecules are paired (O2). A single oxygen molecule is a strong oxidizing and disinfecting agent. Hydrogen peroxide is a simple yet effect substance due to its ability to release this single oxygen molecule."

Food Grade means it is safe to use internally (when properly diluted to a 3% solution and used in the correct dosage, which I will get to later), as opposed to other grades, such as beautician or pharmaceutical or other grades, which have potentially toxic additives.

SAFTEY NOTICE: While taking food grade HP internally is safe when done properly (diluted and in the proper amounts), you do not want to ingest it or get it on your skin in full (35%) strength, as it is caustic. Don't let that scare you though. You just need to dilute it properly, and if you spill a few drops on your hand, you want to rinse it off right away. The skin on those spots may turn whitish temporarily, and I think I read the top layer of skin on those spots might peel off, but that in a couple of weeks it will be back to normal. So they recommend you use gloves and goggles when handling it. I don't use gloves, I'm just super careful, and I already wear eye glasses (if I didn't, I'd probably use goggles). Like many caustic household items, 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide should be locked up out of reach of children, as ingestion in the full 35% strength is potentially fatal.

Read just a few of the illnesses that can be effectively treated with HP, from

Altitude Sickness
Bacterial Infections
Cardiovascular Disease
Cerebral Vascular Disease
Chronic Pain
Diabetes Type 11
Diabetic Gangrene
Diabetic Retinopathy
Digestion Problems
Epstein-Barr Infection
Food Allergies
Fungal Infections
Herpes Simplex
Herpes Zoster
HIV Infection
Insect Bites
Liver Cirrhosis
Multiple Sclerosis
Parasitic Infections
Periodontal Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sore Throat
Viral Infections
Yeast Infections"

Here is how HP can work to cure cancer, according to an article on

"How It Works
It has been clinically demonstrated that the spread or metastatis of cancer is directly proportional to the amount of oxygen around the cancer cells. The more oxygen, the slower the cancer spreads. The less oxygen, the faster the cancer spreads. If cancer cells get enough oxygen, they will die (cancer cells are anaerobic). Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) provides extra oxygen atoms that not only slow down the spread of cancer, but also kills cancer cells.
Hydrogen Peroxide
'Nobel prize winner Dr. Otto Warburg demonstrated over 50 years ago the basic difference between normal cells and cancer cells. Both derive energy from glucose, but the normal cell requires oxygen to combine with the glucose, while cancer cells break down glucose without oxygen, yielding only 1/15 the energy per glucose molecule that a normal cell produces. This is why cancer cells have such a huge appetite for sugar, and also why people who consume excessive quantities of sugar tend to get cancer more often.'
Controlling cancer can be done by controlling the oxygen and/or controlling the things that free up oxygen (e.g. ionized water) and other ways. Hydrogen peroxide, or other oxygen therapies, are one of the most widely used cancer therapies world-wide because they provide oxygen to the cancer cells. They are safe and effective. H2O2 is also used for a host of other ailments, including AIDS and any other virus based illness." has much information on curing cancer with HP, including a whole online book to read on alternative cancer cures, for free. I highly recommend EVERYONE copy and read that book.

I know some people may find these claims far-fetched. I think sometimes it is because they or someone they love has suffered or even died from a disease, and they just can't accept that maybe there was an alternative that they've missed. Or they've tried one or two natural cures, and they "didn't work", and it soured them on natural cures forever. But I and many other people are living proof that they can work. Not every cure works for every person, but they do work, in general. Try to keep an open mind, and when one cure doesn't work for you, try another. Don't let pride or grief keep you from helping yourself or others be healthy. (Okay, let the flaming begin!)

IMPORTANT: DO NOT use the 3.5% Hydrogen Peroxide from the drug store. That is pharmaceutical grade, and contains stabilizers such as acetanilide, phenol, sodium stanate and tertrasodium phosphate. Who knows what garbage like that will do to you. While I've heard of people who do use this kind and say they suffer no ill effects, my opinion is that, like vaccines, GMO foods, and prescription drugs, while you may not drop dead from it, you could suffer effects from these additives in the long term. Don't mess with it. Just use the 35% food grade.

See the regimen below that is often recommended for HP. Note: It lists the number of day, the number of drops, and the number of times per day to take it. So on Day 1 you take 3 drops 3 times per day, on Day 2 you take 4 drops 3 times per day, etc. Here is the typical HP protocol listed on the Educate-Yourself website, which I have also seen in books and numerous other online sources:

"Day # -Number of Drops/ Times Per Day
1 - 3 / 3
2 - 4 / 3
3 - 5 / 3
4 - 6 / 3
5 - 7 / 3
6 - 8 / 3
7 - 9 / 3
8 - 10 / 3
9 - 12 / 3
10 - 14 / 3
11 - 16 / 3
12 - 18 / 3
13 - 20 / 3
14 - 22 / 3
15 - 24 / 3
16 - 25 / 3

Maintenance Dosage
In most situations after the above 21 day program, the amount of H202 can be tapered off gradually as follows:
25 drops once every other day for 1 week
25 drops once every third day for 2 weeks
25 drops once every fourth day for 3 weeks

This can then be reduced to between 5 and 15 drops per week based on how one feels. Those with more serious problems will often benefit from staying on 25 drops three times a day for one to three weeks, then tapering down to 25 drops two times daily until the problem is resolved (possibly as long as six months). Those with chronic systemic Candidiasis may need to start with 1 drop three times a day, then 2 drops three times a day before starting the above schedule. It is important that H202 be taken on an empty stomach. This is best accomplished by taking it either one hour before meals or three hours after meals."

Some other uses listed on the Educate-Yourself site for HP are:

"Making and Using 3% Solutions of H202
A 3.5% solution can be made quite easily by first pouring 1 ounce of 35% H202 into a pint jar. To this add 11 ounces of distilled water. This will make 12 ounces of 3.5% H202. 3.5% H202 has a variety of medicinal uses.
1. Three tablespoons mixed with a quart of non-chlorinated water makes a good enema or douche formula.
2. It can be used full strength as a mouthwash or mixed with baking soda for toothpaste.
3. It can be used full strength as a foot bath for athlete's foot. (Diabetics have found relief from circulation problems by soaking their feet in 1 pint of 3% peroxide mixed with 1 gallon of warm, non-chlorinated water for 30 minutes nightly.)
4. A tablespoon added to 1 cup of non-chlorinated water can be used as a nasal spray. Depending on the degree of sinus involvement, one will have to adjust the amount of peroxide used. I have seen some who can use it at the full 3% strength and others who had difficulty with using a few drops and mixed with a cup of water.
5. 3.5% H202 can be added to pets drinking water at the rate of 1 ounce per quart of non-chlorinated water. Sick cattle reportedly benefit from 1 pint (of 3%) to each 5 gallons of water. (Chickens and cows have remained healthy by using 8 ounces of 35% H202 per 1,000 gallons of drinking water.)"

To read about my own HP experience and for some excellent links and resources, see The Kind of Natural Cures Part 2.

: In order to avoid having FTC and/or FDA stormtroopers kick in my door and hold my family at gunpoint (don't laugh, it's happened to many people) and arrest me, etc., I must let you know that I am only a "stupid uneducated housewife" (in their eyes). I don't have any medical or nutritional training or degrees, nor have I been indoctrinated and paid off by pharmaceutical companies--oops, I mean I can't write prescriptions or give medical advice. So all this stuff I just wrote as well as everything else on my blog is merely MY "UNEDUCATED" OPINION, and is just for informational and/or entertainment purposes only. Always seek the advice of a licensed medical practitioner before attempting anything on your own, because the FTC/FDA also think you are too stupid to cure so much as a headache on your own...unless you are a medical doctor, in which case you can write yourself hundreds of prescriptions...and still keep treating patients. ;-) Also, I cannot be held liable if anyone is harmed by taking this product...again, this information is for entertainment purposes only.

And the Fun Begins...

Get ready for a wild ride, folks! Although this is a new blog, make no mistake, there are going to be some very informative, interesting, and helpful posts coming up, at a very fast pace.

I've been taking a lot of notes on various subjects for my own personal use, but with some changes I've made in my life that I'm really excited about, I really want to share it with others. If only I'd known about some of this stuff years ago! My life would be so different. I want to do for other people what others have done for me.

Whatever you find here that works for you, take it, and leave the rest. And I hope that your life begins to transform every bit as much as mine is!

In the works: some very relevant posts on health (both emotional and physical) and finances. In particular, I will be talking about how I've lost 26 pounds and two or more dress sizes in one month. And in case you're wondering, I'm not selling any diet stuff, LOL. I'm just so ecstatic about the changes I am seeing in my body and my personality, that I wish I could shout about it from the rooftops. No one should feel the way I've felt for so long. I actually look in the mirror and smile every day! And I'm not done yet.

Here are just a few topics I will be posting on: organization, natural recipes, healthy living, weight loss, Nourishing Traditions eating, raw food, raising a large family, simple living, agrarianism, alternative health options, frugal tips, homesteading, raising animals, gardening, emergency preparedness, food storage, and a whole lot more!

I would LOVE your COMMENTS letting me know which subjects you are most interested in. (Please keep comments kind and on topic.)