Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Remedies for the remedy -- Help when cancer strikes

Cancer's dragged our family through the ringer this year, taking the lives of my husband's brother and his first wife (the mother of my stepdaughters). Prostate cancer claimed the first and breast cancer the second. 

One of the saddest things about the death of my husband's first wife (who I loved dearly), was that she feared this for most of her life. Her grandmother died of breast cancer. Her aunt died of breast cancer. Then, when she was only 16, her own mother died of breast cancer. It was in her genes and she lived in the shadow of it. And then it happened. She fought a courageous battle, but on April 5, 2014, it won. And now, her two daughters, my stepdaughters, also live in the shadow of it. It's frightening. It's disconcerting. And it's real.

I'm not sure what I would do if I was faced with this diagnosis. My recent mammogram showed that I'm clear, for now. My own sister's mammogram revealed a small tumor several years ago. It was not detectable to the touch, so in her case, the mammogram saved her life. It was a normally aggressive cancer, but with immediate surgery and treatment, she beat it. 

If I had to seek treatment for cancer of any kind, I know that I would seek out homeopathic remedies, at least to help me weather the effects of chemo and/or radiation, if that was the path I chose. I've come to rely on and believe in homeopathy. That's why I chose to be an ambassador for Hyland's Homeopathic. I only promote what I'm personally behind. But this post isn't about a company I believe in. As a matter of fact, Hyland's has nothing to do with this post. I just wanted to put this out there for those of you who are or who know someone suffering from the effects of cancer treatments. Since this is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I'll do my part -- not by participating in pinkwashing -- but by offering real help

Ir you or a loved one is going through cancer treatment, I wish I could take away the pain -- both emotional and physical. While there's not much I can do for you, I do believe homeopathy can help alleviate the symptoms of traditional cancer treatments and improve a cancer patient's quality of life. 

Here's the thing -- homeopathic remedies are FDA regulated and are often prescribed by forward-thinking, common sense doctors to use in conjunction with traditional cancer treatments. Consider using homeopathy because:

    • Medicines (known as remedies) are completely chemical free, meaning they are non-toxic and safe for the gentlest of systems, including newborns. 
    • Homeopathy is often used to complement traditional pain medicines, or on their own to treat severe pain, and has a history of assisting chronic pain patients.
    • Remedies are inexpensive. 
    • Remedies are FDA regulated and available over-the-counter. You can find them in natural food stores, many national chain pharmacies, or homeopathic pharmacies. 
    • Homeopathy should not be confused with herbal, Chinese, or other types of natural medicines.
Are you suffering or have you suffered from breast cancer or any other type of cancer? What are you doing or did you do to help ease the often-nasty symptoms of treatments?

Click here to find a remedy to ease the symptoms of breast cancer treatment.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Bought... the hidden story about vaccines, drugs, and food

Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links.

The hidden story about vaccines, drugs, and food… Three huge topics in one film. Why put all this in one movie? Because these issues are directly related, and we have an opportunity to harness the millions of us engaged in each of them to overcome the noise put out by the medical-industrial conglomerate. You peel back the layers and see what’s really driving our industrialized food, our vaccine expansion, and our dependence on pharmaceuticals – it’s the same culprit. Huge corporations funded by individual misery, one broken life at a time. These three story lines converge on Wall Street, but this story takes us beyond the problem to the inspiring and empowering role mothers are now taking in uniting to protect their families.

Written and directed by Bobby Sheehan, the film was produced by Sheehan, along with Sara Feldmann Sheehan, and Jeff Hays and features a notable cast, including:
  • Dr. Toni Bark, MD
  • Dr. Patrick Gentempo
  • Tara Cook-Litman
  • Kelly Brogan, MD
  • Barbara Loe Fisher, Prof.
  • Mary Holland, PhD
  • Suzanne Humphries, MD
  • Allen Jones, Prof.
  • Gayle DeLong, PhD
  • Dr. Chensheng (Alex) Lu, PhD
  • Prof. Stephanie Seneff, PhD
  • Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Buy it or rent it. It doesn't matter. Just make sure you view it. This is stuff corporate America does not want you to know. But I do.


Friday, October 17, 2014

The one who started it all

Laura with her homegrown carrots

Happy birthday to my amazing and sweet granddaughter, the lovely little Lady Laura. Your birth opened up a whole new world for our family and brought about the birth of Green Grandma. We've all been living greener and healthier lives because of you.

Love you more than words can say.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Non-GMO Month -- Why it matters

Welcome to the October 2014 
Natural Living Blog Carnival: 
Advocating for Our Food Supply.  

This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Natural Living Blog Carnival hosted by Happy Mothering and the Green Moms Network. Since October is Non-GMO Month, National Farm to School Month and Fair Trade Month, we are naturally talking about our food supply. Be sure to read all of the other posts listed at the bottom of mine! You may find stories about why it's important to eat organic, support non-GMO awareness (and labeling), grow your own food and eat a real food diet. You may also find some new recipes or learn what real foods or gadgets are staples in our members' kitchens. This month it's all about food! 

We recognize quite a few causes in October. Yesterday, for instance, was Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. And, of course, the world is awash in pink as people buy products full of carcinogens to show their support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Like there's really no one out there who isn't aware. Yeah, things like pink fracking drill bits do a lot to make people informed. Sorry, but all this pinkwashing gets me a bit riled up. And going braless for a day does absolutely nothing to help those suffering from this insidious disease. As a matter of fact, from what I've read, it actually upsets some of those who have lost a breast or two. Seeing yours flapping by does not encourage them one bit.

One cause I can really stand behind (braless or not) is Non-GMO Month. I mean, seriously. If there is something we need to raise awareness of, it's GMOs, don't you think? There are far too many people out there who are simply not informed as to the damaging effects GMOs are having on the environment, the animals, and the human population. It's devastating, and unless people get involved and make their voice, and their wallets, heard, it's just going to get worse. With corporate giants like Monsanto, Syngenta, Dow, and Bayer pushing their genetically-modified agenda at us, we're doomed to succumb to the monster they've created. Or are we? They may be tromping around as a corporate Goliath, but we've been practicing with our slingshots and we're shooting a bunch of stones their way. Remember, David was just a young shepherd boy when he slew Goliath. Let's follow his lead, folks. Let's load up our slingshots and get involved!

One way to stay on top of things as the battle wages on is to follow the Non-GMO Verified Project on Facebook and Twitter. And, for the rest of October, check out their Non-GMO Month website for info, daily giveaways, calendar of events, and more!

While you're on the website, check out the 2066 retailers across the country which are participating in Non-GMO Month. You can search by state. I was happy to see Pittsburgh's East End Food Bank and Marty's Market among those participating.

Why does it matter? Here's an explanation from the Non-GMO Project's website:

"In 30 other countries around the world, including Australia, Japan, and all of the countries in the European Union, there are significant restrictions or outright bans on the production of GMOs, because they are not considered proven safe. In the U.S. on the other hand, the FDA approved commercial production of GMOs based on studies conducted by the companies who created them and profit from their sale. Many health-conscious shoppers find the lack of rigorous, independent, scientific examination on the impact of consuming GM foods to be cause for concern."

Cause for concern? You better believe it. Remember that those who are claiming the safety of genetically modified organisms are also the ones benefiting financially from all of this. The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization. In other words, they have nothing to gain in terms of riches. But let me tell you, they're paid beyond anything they could have imagined each time they save a life that could have been destroyed by consuming genetically engineered foods. 

Do I avoid GMOs at all costs? Unfortunately, I do not. I like to eat out and not all my groceries are non-GMO or organic. But I try to avoid as many genetically modified foods as I can. I've made some strides, but it never seems to be enough as Monsanto's spawns keep creeping into more and more of the food we used to consider safe and healthy.

Why does it matter? Because we're raising children in this world. And those children should have the right and the opportunity to go out into a field, like I did when I was a child, pick a strawberry, and bite into it, letting its juicy sweetness run down their chins without worrying about the poison they are ingesting. That's why it matters to me. It's all about the children.

Do your part. Make your voice be heard. Spend your money wisely. Pick up your slingshot and few smooth stones. It's time for David to march.

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