Visit to the Herbalist

flat pigOh My Goodness! I really have been letting time get away from me. Honestly I was in a bad mental position lately. I felt like I was drowning. Then I took the boys to see a herbalist and she took one look at me and realized I was in worse condition than my boys. I’ve been on some herbs for about a week now and I’m realizing that it wasn’t life getting to difficult, it was my ability to deal with life that was the problem.

Both boys are seeing this woman, and I was really impressed with her. The whole experience reminds me of a book I read recently “He’s Not Autistic, But…”

She has 20+ years experience, plus she is very intuitive. She was able to look right at us and tell us what the problem was. I would have called BS except she is highly recommended by some people I respect and trust. As well my gut says she’s trustworthy. She was able to tell me things about my health as well as the boys that there would be no way of her knowing. Wes is going back on Wednesday for some energy work. Both the boys are going back next week to follow up with our herb regimen. The boys are both taking 6 pills twice a day, plus 2-4 droppers full of liquid herbs twice a day. I’m listing them here for my own log, however I would not suggest anyone try and replicate what we are doing as these herbs were picks specifically for me and my boys. I am not responsible if you try to use them without first consulting a doctor and/or herbalist. I am not a doctor, I’m just sharing my experience. 

Both the boys and myself are taking:

2 tablets of Natures Sunshine Cal-Mag PLUS, 2 times a day

2 capsules of Natures Sunshine Rosehips, 2 times a day

The boys are also taking:

2 Capsules of Alfalfa Leaf Vegetable Capsules, 2 times a day

Wes is taking:

1ml of Black Walnut Extract 2 times a day

1ml of Natures Sunshine Lobelia Extract, 2 times a day

Little Z is taking:

2mls of ALJ Liquid Herb (2 FL.OZ), 2 times a day

2mls of Natures Sunshine Oregon Grape Digestive and Circulatory System Support Alcohol-Free Herbal Extract

1 drop per foot of a Essential Oil blend, 3 times a day. Plus 3 drops in his bath. I’m also suppose to let him smell it as often as possible, so I put a drop of “Flat Pig” every night before bed.

As well I am taking:

4 sprays of Lady Mate Mist, 2 times a day

 So far I notice that I am feeling so much better. I felt out of control and an emotional wreck.

I’m not seeing a lot of change with Wes, but she seems to think that the energy work is what will help him more.

I’m noticing that Little Z is a bit calmer. More phrases are coming out of his mouth and he seems to be using words to converse. I’m noticing his bowels are more regular and that his appetite has picked up.

I feel like I have so much more to write about, but I won’t bombard you with too much at once. Just know I’m doing well and I’m hoping to get back on a regular writing schedule. I still have to write about what we are doing this quarter with the NACD. As well I’m so excited to tell you guys more about the new music program Little Z and I are doing, Preschool Prodigies.

Greens…

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Recently I have been following a Opendiary friend’s 60 day juice fast detox. Now while I can’t do a detox because I’m pregnant, she still inspired me that I should be eating much healthier. I’m in the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy, and while I was good for the first and second trimester, I have really started to let myself go these last few weeks. I’m also having CRAZY cravings for milk, and even thought I’m going through a gallon of skim milk every two days TO MYSELF, the craving is not going away. It makes me wonder if my body is saying milk, but really wanting other nutrients as well.
Now before the critics come out and start judging, I am not doing this as a diet. I still plan to eat non-raw foods too. I plan of giving into a craving or two (heck I had a donut today!) BUT that being said, I need to kick it up a notch and make sure I’m getting all those fruits and veggies my body was getting the 1st and 2nd trimester. Then if I indulge in a sugary snack I won’t feel AS guilty knowing that Baby Z has gotten his healthy nutrients too. PLUS there are studies out there now(HERE) saying:

“According to the research, the smell and scent of the foods a mother eats during pregnancy are transmitted through amniotic fluid in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. The growing baby is exposed to these flavors just as taste receptors on their tongue and nasal cavity are quickly developing. The flavor of the amniotic fluid, determined by the foods the mother eats, appears to influence the developing baby’s future palette. Distinct flavors such as vanilla, garlic, carrot, and mint have been shown to be more strongly transmitted to amniotic fluid.”

So that being said since I was doing so well up until recently, I don’t want to blow it now!
Also the idea of controlling the amount of weight I gain, to a healthy safe amount, so that I can potentially have an easy birth experience will benefit me and my baby.
So whats the plan then?
Well, I decided that I would like to start off with one mid day green smoothie a day for the rest of this week. That would give me about 5 servings of fruits and veggies in one glass. Then next week step it up to one breakfast green smoothie and one mid day green smoothie for the rest of my pregnancy. For a total 10 servings of fruits and veggies! Then of course regular meals, and snacks. Hopefully this will prevent me from pigging out on less then healthy items and saving them as treats.