Saturday, December 31, 2011

The first time I tried raw milk

I grew up in California, in a suburb of San Jose. We didn't have access to raw milk, and the only time I ever experienced it was when I was 5 years old and my family went across the country to visit relatives in Pennsylvania. There, we got to see goats being milked, cows being milked, and a myriad of other things that I can' tseem to recall. I remember being squirted with milk as someone was milking a goat, I believe. I did not think that was funny at all.

But now that I know what happens on commercial dairy farms when they produce milk. I cannot get myself to drink store bought milk anymore. The blood and the pus that gets into the milk is "fine" for us to drink because it is going to be pasteurized. If they didn't pasteurize, the dairies would never be licensed because of all the crud and germs, bacteria and such that are in the not so clean dairy production centers... "but it is ok because pasteurization will kill them all". No, thank you. I gag now when I think of drinking milk from the store. Not to mention the hormones and antibiotics that will be lurking in your milk, or that the cows are fed genetically modified soy and corn. Yuck. Gross. Disgusting.

So, I found a co-op in my area that I could join and become a "member". As a result, I would have access to raw milk from an organic farm. One of the HUGE differences between an organic dairy farm and a commercial farm is the cleanliness and the gentle way of treating the animals vs. shoving them to be milked from a metal machine that makes their teats swollen, infected and inflamed. The safety and cleanliness requirements are way above and beyond what is required of a commercial dairy.

The first time I tried raw milk, I have to be honest, I couldn't drink it straight. I had to make chocolate milk. So I was drinking chocolate milk for about 2 weeks!! YUM! And I used it for cooking, and then for cereal. Pretty soon I became familiar with it, the wholesome goodness of fresh milk, from a bottle that I had to shake to distribute the cream on top!

Then I was hooked.

I recently went through the same process with kefir. I had been making homemade yogurt, which was very time consuming. I was told that kefir was so much easier, but when I thought of drinking fermented milk, it just grossed me out (even though yogurt is a type of fermented milk and I ate that all the time!). So, I slowly tried, started making it with some raw milk kefir grains a local farmer gave me. I started out by making fruit smoothies with it, and then just flavoring it with vanilla extracts... and now I barely sweeten it at all.

New processes and new foods take time to be comfortable with, but I am so glad I did. They don't seem strange to me anymore, but 5 years ago they did.

I am thankful I have my delicious, healthy, wholesome milk, and raw milk kefir now. I am getting REAL nutrition, an abundance of vitamins and minerals and other nutrients, and tons of healthy probiotics for my insides :) Oh, and tons of enzymes that my body needs, as well.

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

How different people use detox foot pads (detox foot patches)

  There are many ways to use the detox foot pads. The first way I recommend is to wear three on each foot (depending on the size of your feet) the first night, so you can figure out what area of your feet are producing the most goo, and then focus on that area (with one on each foot) until that area is clean, and comes back in the morning white, vs. filled with goo. You should be able to feel better the quickest with this method.

But, there are so many other methods to use the detox foot patches.

One lady uses only one per night to help her sleep, and she rotates which foot and which area she puts them on, every night. This saves her money, and does a very slow detox, but still works well for her.

Everybody is different, and it depends on how  many toxins, what kind of toxins, and how often you are exposing your body to toxins. It can take MONTHS of the goo to disappear from the foot pads. My husband wore them and it took him only one month, and he doesn't have as healthy a lifestyle as I do! It took me over 3-4 months to get my arches to come out clean in the morning.

However, you don't have to use them for that long, to still get health benefits. If you notice that you are feeling better, sleeping better, having more energy, the foot pads ARE working. So if you can only afford on month for right now, I still recommend that. Many people are on limited, fixed incomes right now, and our economy isn't really helping us feel safe financially. We don't want to spend on something unnecessary, but I see it as health should be our top priority. That way we can continue to live our lives, work, earn money, and not feel sick.

I also would recommend trying them on different areas of your feet.... the underside of your toes, the heels, the balls of your feet, and the arches.

You also can put them directly on a swollen or inflamed area (elbows, knees, etc) if there are no open wounds in the area. You will be amazed at the inflammation that it pulls out.

One lady uses the detox foot pads for her children. They used to be disruptive in school, and wouldn't sleep well at night. Now, they sleep like babies, and she only uses one foot pad per kid per night. That is all it takes.

I know I sleep better with the foot pads on my feet at night. Some people that I know hate to have anything on their feet while they sleep. Those folks might do best to use the foot pads during the day.

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