Juicing, Oxalates and Kidney Stones

Juicing, Oxalates and Kidney Stones

Cranberry to the Rescue!

I have had numerous emails of late from people worried about oxalates in the juices they drink. Oxalates (or oxalic acid) are naturally occurring compounds in foods like spinach, kale and chard. They are also produced in small amounts in the liver. The role of oxalates is to provide protection for plants– everything from harmful bacteria to insects and animals.

Oxalates are correlated with the formation of the most common type of kidney stones – calcium oxalate stones. These form when oxalates bind with calcium in the bloodstream.

Most people do not need to be concerned about oxalates in the diet. However, if you have a health condition that requires you to limit oxalates, then you do need to follow some nutritional guidelines.

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4 Detox Baths

4 Detox Baths

Cleanse the Body, Relax the Mind, Support Healing

A detox bath is a way to help cleanse the body, relax the mind, and provide extra support to various systems of the body. There are different types of detox baths that you can take, each with their own goal and benefits provided. Some of them are pretty classic, others are baths you might not have heard about before. Try one of these detox baths the next time you need to unwind from a long day. 

1) Sea Salt and Baking Soda Bath
Detox for most types of Radiation

Pour one pound of sea salt and one pound of baking soda into a tub of hot water.  Soak for 20-30 minutes.

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Count Your Blessings

Count Your Blessings

Live Your Life in Peace and with Joy.

This last week we celebrated our mom’s (my husband’s mother) life as we spread her ashes on her favorite lake in Washington. We said prayers and shared our tributes to her. One of the things we talked about was her positive attitude and how she learned to count her blessings.  She typified what it means to “finish well.”

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3 Tips to Help you Stay Healthy

3 Tips to Help you Stay Healthy

Toxin Busters to Keep You Well

I just returned from a visit to the Northwest. It was cold the day we arrived in Seattle . . . a shock to our Arizona blood. When I got home, I didn’t feel my best. Flying is hard on the body for sure. It’s time for the toxin busters.

Following are some things we can all do to stay healthy this fall:

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Miracles Do Happen

Miracles Do Happen

Do You Need a Miracle?

In keeping with the theme of Hope and Healing Monday, I want to talk about miracles today.

I just watched the movie Breakthrough. It’s the true story of John Smith who fell through the ice January 19, 2015, on Lake St. Louis in St. Charles, Missouri and was underwater for 15 minutes. At the hospital, there were no vital signs. Forty-five minutes into CPR, he showed no response. It wasn’t until his mother came into the room and began to pray. Suddenly, there was a sign of life.  He was airlifted to where they could treat him. The doctors said that there was a one percent chance that he would make it overnight. If he did that he would be a vegetable for the rest of his life. But he was completely healed. Though it took a village to save John, only a miracle could give him back his life. Sixteen days later he walked out of the hospital.

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How Healthy is Your Colon?

How Healthy is Your Colon?

Is It Time For a Colon Cleanse?

If you have some of these symptoms, it may be time to cleanse your colon.
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Body, Soul and Spirit

Body, Soul and Spirit


Do You Want to Be Healed?

People often ask me what juice or remedy they should take for various conditions. Though certain juices are helpful and certain remedies can make a big difference, it is rarely just one thing that brings healing. We are a triune being and it is when we address body, soul, and spirit that we have the best opportunity to realize healing in our body, soul and spirit.

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