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Picky Eaters: Is it healthy to be normal?

How many times in your life have you been told that something which concerned you was “normal”–even though you felt it wasn’t healthy? Have you ever been told not to worry about a health concern that you were sure just wasn’t right?

I’m over here raising my hand. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Well, maybe not a thousand. But many significant times.

This is similar to the post about the impossible: Just because a practitioner or a modality does not have an answer for it does not make it impossible.

And, just because something is normal does not make it healthy. A lot of people suffering from it does not mean that it is healthy or that you have to suffer also.

For instance, it is commonly advised that nursing mothers not worry about how frequently their babies poop because infrequent stool is common. [1] Same with diaper blowouts. [2]

And how many of us parents have heard that someone is just a picky eater?

Story #1

When my third child was a few years old, he radically reduced his dietary preferences. Luckily, I had a few things going in my favor:

  • I had read an article in which it was said that the average person requires 12 taste exposures before accepting or even liking a novel taste. I tried it out with my older picky eaters–they had to eat 3 bites of a novel food. One kid took about 8 exposures before some of her old “no way” meals became favorites, and the other kid took about 16 exposures before he started asking for curry. So I knew at that point that exposure was a key.
  • My naturopath told me kids naturally get pickier between ages 3-5 and that the key was to continue presenting them with a range of foods and to not label them as, “Oh, Johnny only eats _____.”
  • I was drawn to learn about what is now one of my favorite modalities, Gemmos, and I studied with Lauren Hubele, who focuses strongly on digestive health as foundational to all health. If we are not eliminating properly, our body will use “emergency exits” like skin, mucus, etc. And Lauren declared what all other practitioners had denied to me for all those years of child-rearing: blowouts are an indication of digestive issues, and even breastfed babies should poop multiple times a day. [3]

The end to that story is that I did all three of the above, and within two months, my latest picky eater was eating very healthy foods and went from insisting on only the mildest flavors to being a flavor maniac.

So, what does this have to do with a dog, Pamela?! I’m getting to it!

Story #2

We brought a Great Dane into our family a year ago. It’s a dream come true for me. I’ve wanted one for soooo long.

Me and my pup. Comic book style because people always exclaim, “Scooby Doo!!!”

I’m going to shorten this section of his story to tell you that his digestive system was touchy! He could not change between foods without getting loose stool, and as a result he was very reluctant to eat a varied diet. There were numerous reasons why that was a problem. But, guess what all the experts told me? They said, “Great Danes are picky eaters.”

Now, you know me well enough to know whether that caused me to say, “Oh, okay, I guess there is nothing I can do about that!” or …. “Let’s just see about that!”

I sought the advice of two colleagues who are experts in Gemmos for dogs and started him on just a drop/day of Fig, then added Silver Lime. Then moved to twice daily. No change.

I had had Walnut in the back of my mind for a while when I came across this amazing, fantastic, incredible resource about dog poop. With pictures!! I’m not kidding. Not illustrations. Photos. [4]. From that, Walnut was confirmed, so I added a drop or two to his daily SL / Fig combo [I just put them all in a bottle and gave him a few drops twice daily].

Within a couple of weeks, two things happened–his poop changed from all yellow to half yellow [first half was brown, second half was yellow, and ideal is all brown] + we no longer had to doctor his food in order to get him to eat it.

I left him at that number of daily drops for a month but there was no further improvement, so then I doubled it. And voila! He can change foods. Not always eagerly, and not without a tiny bit of digestive disturbance, but we are in early stages yet and I suspect that before long, it’ll be a thing of the past. And, his poop is the right color and consistency, so I know he is digesting it better and that is a huge relief, especially considering that he is still so young and growing.

Now, let me be clear, I did not artificially create some sort of food acceptance thing or suppression of symptoms. I helped his gut heal.

And with a healthier gut comes healthier food choices and healthier nutrient absorption and assimilation. Plus a lot more ease and pleasure. The health benefits going forward are likely more numerous than I can even anticipate.

Oh, how I love proving people wrong, especially about health constraints!

So if you answered “yes” to the questions at the beginning, I’m here to raise my fist in the air for you. And if you kept searching, I’m here to applaud you for looking for answers, for seeking second opinions, for not accepting “don’t worry” as an answer when your gut is sure you should. I am here to shout, “Hurrah!” for not equating common, which is what “normal” is, with healthy. For seeking a level of health that is optimal for you.

And if you want my help to solidify your health, YES! BOOK HERE and let’s get started!

[1] Link to a simple google search.
[2] Link to a simple google search on blowouts. Nothing about them being unhealthy–just how to prevent them with tighter diapers LOL!
[3] FYI — Gemmos are part of what I include in my packages to help nourish the tissues and build a strong foundation of health. Imagine the importance of being able to actually access and absorb the nutrients our musculoskeletal system needs! My goal is not just to get you performing better now but to keep you in top health into retirement. Life does go on, if we’re lucky!
[4] Bookmark this if you have a dog!

Just after I wrote this post, a story showed up in my news feed about a teenager who literally went blind from having a diet that was not adequate. Here’s the link.

The day after I wrote this blog, our puppy got crazy sick from eating a washcloth and a rotten carcass. That was more than two months ago, and his road to repair has been enlightening, to say the least! Comment below if you have any questions about that journey to give me an idea of what aspects I might include in other posts.

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Help for a Sprained Ankle

If you have sports in your life, this definitely is one for you!  I sprained my ankle recently, and I healed it rather quickly and easily using mostly homeopathy.  That helped me quickly get back to my full-time responsibilities and, more importantly, living my fullest, highest life.

Of course, sharing is what I do, so the day-by-day follows the video, and a printable PDF gives you a handy, fileable reminder of the basic how-to.

DAY 1

The first thing was to pour my Arnica Spray on it–that’s Arnica 200c dissolved in water.

Then I took Arnica 1M as well as the Sprains & Strains combination, which contains Arnica 200, Rhus Tox 200, and Ruta 200.

It became clear that I needed the higher potency of Arnica, so I ended up using only Arnica 1M for Days 1 & 2.

I kept my leg elevated and as immobile as possible, wrapped my ankle, and I did not ice it.

DAY 2

I continued to use Arnica 1M as dictated by pain, wrapped my ankle, and kept it elevated most of the time.

I also went to the chiropractor, because it felt like a bone was out of place.  She found two bones out of place and set them back to their allotted positions.  That did bring some extra relief, and I was glad I had gone in for the adjustment because I felt my body had one less point of healing to accomplish on its own.

That night, I realized that I had not put any further topical treatment on it so I used my First Aid Spray, which contains Arnica as well as Calendula and Hypericum 200c.  I used that because I had it handy.  Given an easy choice, I would have used only the Arnica topically.

When I awoke in the middle of the night to help my daughter, I realized on my way back to bed that I had walked and not crawled to help her — and that I felt fine!

DAY 3

So, I was surprised to awaken in the morning and feel pain again.

Fortunately, I realized that the X Factor here was the topical, so I used that again starting on Day 3, to great effect.

Knowing that two days on the Arnica 1M was sufficient, I forced myself to quit, even though I was a tad worried because it had helped so incredibly with the pain the first two days.  I thus switched at that point to my Sprains & Strains combo–200c of Rhus Tox, Arnica, and Ruta, both internally and externally for one day.

I was surprised on Day 3 to be able to bear weight on my ankle and to be able to flex it.  My husband, who played a lot of soccer and thus suffered his fair share of ankle injuries, was amazed to see me flexing my ankle already.  I was mighty pleased myself.

DAY 4

I switched to only the topical application of my Sprains & Strains combination.  I find that the 200c topical lasts 24 hours per application, so I stuck with that.

About the Topical:  I used a topical application that I made in olive oil, but you could also use the remedies in water [and in lower potency, more often], if that is what you have on hand.  You could add a few drops of oil to your water to help it ‘stick’ to the surface of your skin, too.  If you would like purchase a topical preparation from me, that’s available too.

I continued to improve.  So did my ankle ;].

DAY 8

I began tapering off my use of the topical to every 2 days, then as needed.

Voila!

Sprained Ankle

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Rigid Mucous Cough Relief

One of my most surprising homeopathic learnings this year was of the value of the remedy ipecac for respiratory issues.

Unfortunately, I learned of it from my naturopath when my son suddenly had trouble breathing during a bout of croup.  Homeopathic ipecac 30c had him breathing reasonably well by the time we made it to the emergency room [though we gave him the recommended chest x-ray and steroid anyway…then we dealt with the side-effects of those interventions homeopathically!].

When I called to order more homeopathic ipecac 30c from the pharmacy, my intuition told me to buy a big bottle, and I thought, “uh-oh.”  Indeed, there are coughs going around that would benefit from homeopathic ipecac.  These are phlegmy coughs, sometimes with a hoarse voice, where there is either wheezing or difficult coughing from super tough mucous in the throat.

http://www.materiamedica.info/en/materia-medica/william-boericke/ipecacuanha
Boericke’s Description of the Respiratory Afflictions that Benefit from Homeopathic Ipecac

Homeopathic ipecac is in some homeopathic kits, and also is available at most health food stores in the handy blue vials.

Consider water dosing in sips if you have a small amount of the remedy and want to stretch it out!

Ipecac

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Stiff Chill = Stiff Back?

I discovered this remedy a couple of years ago when my husband’s back froze.  To him, it just plain hurt.  When I asked for Heavenly Help with a remedy, they showed me a stone that was dark on the outside, red in the middle.  Luckily, I recalled that stone from a book, Twelve Jewels:  Gems in Homeopathy by Peter Tuminello [from which all images in this post are taken], and I already had the remedy on-hand:  Rhodonite 200.

I prefer to confirm psychic advice, so I opened the book and read through the relevant section.  It’s an interesting stone, Rhodonite.  In its natural state, it is covered in black manganese oxide, and this gives-off warmth:

RhodoniteWarmth

It also is indicated for tension in the back:

RhodoniteTenseBack

Since that day, Rhodonite has been my go-to for back problems that come about after working outside in the chill, and it works wonders.  Of course, the sooner you use it, the better.  But it will work even if you’ve been struggling for some time–as long as the symptoms fit.

I usually put some in water, with each sip being a dose.

Here’s to an easier Winter for you and your back!

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Painful Ribs Prefer Ranunculus!

Here’s a quick tip–and you know those are rare from me!

If you’ve hurt your ribs and are using Arnica without getting the relief to which you are accustomed with homeopathy, try homeopathic Ranunculus.  It tends to work a charm!

And thanks to John Melnychuk, who first guided me to it years ago when my father fell from a ladder just before a long trip overseas!  Ranunculus spurred his body to heal itself lickety-splickety!

 

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The Quick Six: Bites and Stings

The final bit of your Quick Six ensemble would be something to address bites and stings, which in fact is what brought my family to homeopathy in the first place.

The Remedies:

The most frequently recommended remedies for bites and stings are as follows:

Arnica – especially if there is bruising
Apis – especially for bee stings
Hypericum – especially when there is nerve pain
Ledum – for puncture wounds including bites and stings

Once again, I’d suggest remedies in the 6c – 200c range.  You can order a combination from some pharmacies, make a combination yourself [see below], or pick the one you feel you’re most likely to need and use that.  If you are going to do the latter, consider that both Arnica and Hypericum would be in your Cuts & Bumps / First Aid vial or spray.

Because I carry only Arnica [200c or 1M] on occasions when I can’t carry a lot, I had only that with me when my husband was stung on his palm by something mysterious in the ocean.  It helped for a few hours, but after washing the dishes that evening, he started experiencing pain shooting up his arm.  I recalled that pain moving up the nerve toward the heart is dangerous, so I urged him to go to the Emergency Room.  He was reluctant, so I pulled out some Hypericum 1M and dissolved it in a small glass of water for him.  After the first dose, the pain withdrew and localized again.  He took another dose during the night, and again another dose in the morning, and that was that.  Whew!

How to make a combination yourself:

Put the pillules that you want to include between two spoons and crush them.  Then stir them up, and voila, you’ve made a combination.

Use it topically:

Don’t forget that you can use this topically too.  Here’s a reminder on how to make a topical out of remedy pillules.  In fact, it was an inspired topical application of Arnica 200c to a massive mosquito bite reaction that taught me the wonders of topical homeopathics in potency.

Non-homeopathic options:

Plumeria:  If you are someplace where Plumeria grow, you can break-off a Plumeria leaf and apply the milk to the site as quickly as possible.  This works quickly and effectively, much to my surprise and relief!

Helichrysum Essential Oil:  I recently was stung by a spider [this kind].  It stung me quickly while running away, luckily, but it was hurting by nightfall.  I decided to apply some of my face oil [hazelnut oil with helichrysum in it] to it, and I was surprised that the spreading redness and pain had diminished by morning.  One more application in the morning, and voila, it was no longer uncomfortable.   I am pretty sure that I never applied a homeopathic, only the face oil.

Meanwhile, my daughter had 3 mosquito bites [she reacts big time!], one of which was not responding to our treatments [why, we don’t know!], so I decided to go back to my original … Arnica spray, then had the idea to add the face oil on top of it.  Voila, the swelling went down and the itchiness subsided.  I think I applied again that night and maybe again the next day before it was fully resolved.

Tried it again [Arnica spray + Helichrysum in hazelnut oil] on my husband, who caught it immediately after being stung and the results were complete relief immediately.

In looking into it, only Helichrysum [and Arnica, of course] are known to be helpful with bites and stings.

Now I keep some of my face oil in a tiny amber roller bottle in my purse.  I use it for a variety of skin complaints from scratches to stings.

To make a batch for my face oil dispenser, I put one dropperful of the Helichrysum [from a 1/2 oz. bottle] in 1 oz. of hazelnut oil [links above to Mountain Rose Herbs, where I purchase them].  If you buy the tiny roller bottles, I fill them all up and have them on-hand to give away.  People love ’em!

PREVENTION!

Homeopathics:  And finally, preventing mosquito bites.  Mozi-Q has come up with a homeopathic formula that prevents a whole host of bites [lice, ticks, mosquitoes …].  These are low-potency homeopathic combination tablets that you take half an hour before potential exposure and whose effects are expected to last a few hours.  The cool thing about the internal is that you have complete coverage [you can’t miss a spot] that remains through sweat, swim, sunscreen, etc.

Staphysagria is the remedy that prevents mosquito bites [Staphysagria is made from delphinium, and mosquitoes don’t like delphinium].  We have used Staphysagria 6x internally with success, and we also have used it topically for prevention [successfully, though they will find the spots that you miss if you’re in a mosquito rich area].

Other:  I have read and been told that liver tonics / bitters and vitamin B’s [like in nutritional yeast] are good mosquito preventatives.  Constipation also equals a sluggish liver, apparently, so regularity is important!

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The Quick Six: Major Injuries

This remedy is included in my G4 Kit, now available. Click to learn more.

Arnica is probably the best-known and most used of all homeopathic remedies.  I would guess that it is the remedy that most frequently introduces people to homeopathy.

And with good reason.  Arnica is kind of the if-I-were-stuck-on-an-island remedy.  So The Quick Six would be incomplete without a higher potency vial of homeopathic Arnica.

It is beneficial for a whole host of physical trauma injuries–and to prevent injuries, too [e.g., to reduce bleeding during surgery].

The Remedy:

If you–or the users of your kit–are less familiar with homeopathy, Arnica 200c would be adequate.  I stock a higher potency in my G4 Kit.

The Uses:

Arnica in high potency, such as what is in the G4 kit or even a 200c, is the kind of remedy that you take when you think you might need to head to an emergency room–or en route to the emergency room.  We use it for injuries from falls, blows…the kinds of injuries that cause swelling or bruising.

Arnica makes a great topical spray–prepare it as you would the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray [1-2 doses per 2 oz. of water] and use it for any surface injuries that make you think of Arnica.  We use the straight-up Arnica spray where an injury does not break the skin and is not in a nerve-rich area. By contrast, you won’t be surprised to learn that we use the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo where injuries break the skin, are in nerve-rich areas, and/or are expected to cause swelling or bruising.

I keep the Cuts & Bumps / First Aid combo spray in my purse, but both sprays at home.

The Arnica spray also could be used on tired muscles after a particularly long afternoon in the garden or dancing, for instance.

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The Quick Six: Cuts and Bumps [My First Aid Combo]

This remedy is included in the G4 Kit, now available in the shop! Click to learn more.

I probably use this more than any other homeopathic, which is why it leads off the Quick Six.

It contains remedies to abate swelling, bruising, bleeding, nerve damage, and infection.  It works astoundingly well as a topical, so I keep it in a spray bottle in my purse and around the house.

We had been using it for a while, actually, when my youngest tripped and hit his chin on the corner of an art table.  I held him and applied the First Aid spray frequently with a gauze pad.  He fell asleep, and by the end of his nap, his chin looked good.  Phew. But that night, when brushing his teeth, I noticed that his gum was injured under the chin wound.  The next day, it looked infected and I took him to the doctor.  The recommended herbs etc. did not help, so that night in a moment of hope, desperation, and likely Divine inspiration, I grabbed the First Aid spray, pulled his lip out for a moment, then sprayed the site.  Within 10 minutes, the infection was completely healed.  Thank you, homeopathy!

Remedies:

Arnica–to reduce swelling, bleeding, bruising, and other soft tissue trauma
Calendula–to fight infection
Hypericum–to preserve and repair nerves from damage [and remember, the fingertips, toes, and tailbone are very high in nerves!]

Uses:

I use this for just about anything but primarily cuts and bumps…It does well for almost every injury affecting the skin but isn’t optimal for burns or bites [it helps burns and bumps but doesn’t fully resolve the issue]. Honestly, I rarely use the oral version anymore–I mostly use the spray!  Still, if I had only one vial of remedy with me, it would be this combination.  Or maybe Major Injuries for major emergencies.  Tough call.  [By the way, First Aid Oil is in the G4 Kit too.  It’s crazy handy!]

As I did in the situation with my son’s gum, if an area is wet [such as the mouth typically is], I try to dry it a bit first, thereby making it more receptive to the spray–like I recommend for the Dental treatment spray.  If you have to choose between drying it and getting the remedy onto the wounded area, I would opt for the latter–the sooner you treat it, the better!

If we had a true emergency, of course, we would head to the hospital foremost, and if we had the remedy with us, we would apply it or take it orally en route.FirstAidSpray

Spray Preparation:

1-3 doses per 2 oz. of clean tap water [the chemicals in the tap water actually help preserve the remedy water].  Watch the water, then, to make sure it doesn’t get gunky, because there is no alcohol or glycerin etc. in the spray preparation to preserve it.  I’ve typically gone 6-12 months with it being just fine, though one bottle of the First Aid remedy spray rarely lasts that long.

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My Personal Energy Therapist [Can Be Yours Too]

For [less than, most likely] the price of one massage [they cost $7-11 ea. and 2-5 pieces will get you far], you can get a lifetime of relief from all kinds of ailments, from stiff or tight muscles to headaches.  These little gems have proven their worth in our house, much to my amazement and complete delight.

They save me time, they save me money, and they give me relief, comfort, and therein plenty of joy.

Processed with MoldivI just tape or clip [in my hair for a headache] them into place and voila, aaaaaah.

Where to get them:

I have bought my clear quartz crystal spheres from Gemisphere and Starlight.  Other crystal shops also carry them, and they are available via Etsy too.

How to use them:

I generally simply place them at the site of the discomfort or where I think the discomfort originates and where its reach ends.  So, for instance, if my forearm hurt, I might put a couple of crystals at my shoulder and one in the palm of my hand.  On the other hand, for a headache I’d most likely create a circle of spheres around the part of my head that hurts.

I leave them on for 20-30 minutes, sometimes longer.  When they start to irritate, or if I’m headed out the door, I take them off!

Gemisphere states that clear quartz brings life energy and balance to the area where it is placed.  In general, I understand that clear quartz dispels problematic energy and amplifies beneficial energies.

I also use them to clear my chakras.  Gemisphere has instructions for several therapies as well–chakras, metabolism, eyes, and awareness.  They also state that wearing a clear quartz crystal necklace after the therapy can help you hold the healing benefits of the therapy for longer.

How to take care of them:

Healing crystals must be cleared and re-charged.  Gemisphere has a variety of recommendations for clearing and rejuvenating crystals and gemstones.

I actually clear and re-charge mine with each use, though that is not generally considered necessary.

My preferred method is to put them in the sun, because that clears and rejuvenates them nicely.  A direct sun shining through a clear quartz crystal could start a fire, so you have to be careful with that.  Gemisphere recommends only 20 minutes in the sun for that reason.

I set mine in a glass bowl in the sunshine on a windowsill and sometimes take the bowl outside on a nice afternoon.

If we are sunshine-free for a while, I clear them under running water prayerfully until I sense that the spheres are clear [about 30 seconds].  You can also put it in a bentonite clay [detoxifying] bath.

Enjoy!

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Staph Infections

Homeopathic Staphysagria often is used to treat Staph Infections [as are other remedies].

We have used it twice in my home–once for my dog’s stye and once for an itchy affection on my ankle diagnosed as a Staph infection.  At the time of my dog’s stye, the vet simply recommended a protocol of a few weekly doses of Staphysagria 200c.  It did clear the stye up in due time.

For mine, my naturopath recommended Staphysagria 1M as well as topically applied honey.  I did take the few doses of Staphysagria 1M because I felt that the underlying emotional issues [a type of grieving] were present and needed resolving.  It did help.

Dilute a few pillules in unto 8 oz. of water.
Dissolve a dose in 1 oz. of water.

However, for more immediate relief, what helped most was dissolving Staphysagria 200c in water and swabbing the area with it.  I think I had to do two such swabs, maybe 4-6 days apart to get complete resolution, but I did get immediate relief upon even the first application.

Topical use of homeopathic remedies in 200c, dissolved in water, seems to be something unique to me, but it is incredibly successful for everything for which I’ve used it or recommended it.  And, better yet, in our quick-results world, it seems to yield results within 10-15 minutes [except for issues like acne, where results are significant and visible the next morning but require repeat use for complete resolution].

You can get Staphysagria 200c from local stores sometimes, like Pharmaca and sometimes a healthfood store, or you can order it online:

United States:

Hahnemann Labs

Washington Homeopathic Products carries it in pills or in alcohol-preserved liquid.

Europe:

Helios [London] carries it in pills or liquid.

Remedia [Austria] also carries it in pills or liquid — look for C200.

As a reminder, to dissolve pillules in water for topical application, just put one dose in an ounce of purified water and dissolve.

Also, FYI — According to the Mayo Clinic, staph infections typically are mild and simply irritating but can be incredibly dangerous, getting deep into the body.  So take them seriously!

DISCLAIMER:  THIS INFORMATION IS FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY

  • The information on this site is posted for educational purposes only, and not intended to constitute medical advice. As with any important medical matter, you are advised to consult an experienced health care provider concerning your specific health concerns.
  • No doctor-patient relationship is intended, implied or created by the posting or viewing of information on this site; nor is a doctor-patient relationship created by the submission or exchange of questions or information via email or otherwise with Pamela Lialias.
  • Readers are responsible for their use of information provided on this blog or linked to from this site. Pamela Lialias assumes no liability for the same.
  • Pamela Lialias has made reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on this blog site, but absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.
  • Always check with your health care provider.