Healing Crisis

Some people around here are complaining of old injuries flaring up and becoming painful again, or of having strange pains that shouldn’t be there.

Someone commented on fb recently that this may have to do with the emanations of cell phone towers combined with morgellons disease, fibres that grow under the skin, and that have been traced to chemicals sprayed in the high atmosphere as part of an unacknowledged government sponsored program to “deal with global warming”. I don’t agree that this is the cause however.

There is something called a healing crisis. People in natural medicine also call it a Herxheimer reaction, after the doctor who first described it. There is a principle in natural medicine that says ”it will get worse before it can get better…”

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Best Flu Remedy and general body cleanout

If you have the flu or feel a bit ‘under the weather’, this one is for you!

Actually, the flu is an effort your body makes to get rid of accumulated toxins and sometimes, dust or some other kind of pollution you have been breathing in. The flu shot does nothing for you except prevent the body from doing its normal spring cleaning. Here is a wonderful remedy, recommended by a friend and adapted to local conditions, that I have found to be very helpful.

Ingredients:

  • some slices of ginger root
  • a stick of cinnamon bark
  • three or four cloves
  • some good spring water
  • juice from half a bitter lime (here it’s called ‘lima azeda’) or a lemon
  • a teaspoon of local honey

Prepare the drink by squeezing the juice of half of a lime (you can also use lemon) into a mug. Add a teaspoon of good local honey (or as close as you can get), cut some slices of ginger root. Heat the ginger root, the cinnamon and the cloves with about a liter of water to a boil, add the liquid to to the lemon juice and honey in your mug, stir and you’re ready to go. Careful, you might have to wait a moment for the drink to cool down a bit.

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