An Update and a Video

An Update:

Just wanted to give an update on the guest post that I had last week.  Our friends raised a grand total of $2,233 for their upcoming adoption!  Thank you so much for taking the time to check out the video and hopefully contribute to this awesome family!

If you didn’t get a chance to view the video, I’ve re-posted it below so that you can check it out!  It’s definitely worth the 2.42 minutes it takes!  And it isn’t too late to donate if you would still like to!  You can go to Alyssa’s blog and donate there.


A Video:

This video isn’t as important as the previous, in my mind, but it is still important non-the-less.  As women we often look at ourselves with a very critical eye and we don’t see the beauty that others see in us.   This video was shared with me from one of the moms in the Holistic Mom’s Group.  It is definitely an advertisement for Dove, but the message is fantastic.

Take a look and see what you think!

Adoption – A Guest Post!

This is a treat for me! Our dear friends are in the middle of adopting their daughter from Africa!  We have had the privilege to watch them walk through this and the process that is involved.  Their hearts are overflowing with love for this little girl and can’t wait to bring her home!  Read what she has to say about it and watch their AWESOME video! Continue reading “Adoption – A Guest Post!”

Root Canal

So what prompted this post?  Well… just before Christmas, dear hubby tree climber chipped a tooth (not doing tree work… but eating a quesadilla!).  Both of us have a few fillings, but neither one of us have had many extensive problems with our teeth, praise God.  So we really had no idea what a chipped tooth meant and what our options were. Continue reading “Root Canal”

Genetic Roulette

This documentary, Genetic Roulette, I just finished watching today and it was excellent.  Yes, it is just another documentary on GMOs, but it is very good, interesting and a great reminder to be more vigilant in avoiding them.  I also felt it was more encouraging that there is hope that we can change things for ourselves and our future.  So many other documentaries give the impression that the damage is done, there is no going back and there is nothing we can do about it. Continue reading “Genetic Roulette”

The Gerson Miracle

I’ve been on a bit of a kick lately wanting to start working through watching the rest of my list of free documentaries.  A while back I made a list from Hulu and Snagfilms that caught my attention.  I haven’t watched any of them recently, but I’ve been wanting to work on it!

One night earlier this week Brian had to work late and wasn’t going to be home until after the kids had been asleep for a few hours.  I decided to take the opportunity to watch one of the videos on my list that I knew he wouldn’t really want to watch.  The Gerson Miracle fit.

The documentary was about the work of Dr. Max Gerson.  He was a physician from Germany who ended up in the US as he fled his mother country at the start of World War II.  He was working on his cancer cure theories here and was ostracized by modern medicine and his therapies were actually made illegal.

His daughter Charlotte Gerson picked up after his death and has opened a hospital in Tijuana Mexico where they could legally operate.  This facility and others that have opened around the world have seen miraculous recoveries of patients that were deemed terminal by modern medicine and were told to go home and get ready to die.

He wrote a book called [amazon_link id=”0961152621″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Cancer Therapy[/amazon_link] which outlines the therapy he recommends.  The therapy is modified for each patient, but the basics include a lot of juicing, organic fruits and vegetables, organic coffee enemas and no animal products.  I find it interesting how the last two documentaries (this one and Forks over Knives) both support plant based diets! Hmmm… if there is a hint for me to take, I’m oblivious and I’m avoiding the hint!

I found it especially interesting that there are many laws in this country as to what is allowed or not allowed for cancer treatments.  Pretty  much anything besides surgery, chemotherapy or radiation is prohibited and alternative cancer clinics are not allowed to even exist.

Part of the therapy for the cancer is the juicing which is an 8 oz glass 13 times a day as well as other foods.  They are also very specific about the juicing that the food has to be shredded and then pressed.  There are a few juicers that they recommend. This much juice ends up being about 20 lbs of food per person!  Part of the cause of cancer, they report, is that the body has mass amounts of deficiencies of nutrients and juicing can encourage large amounts to be easily digested quite rapidly. Most patients show large amounts of improvement in only 1 to 2 weeks.

Included with the aforementioned parts to the therapy the patients take potassium supplements (with others as well) and cold flax seed oil.  This therapy isn’t only for cancer, but other major illnesses and even drug addictions and mental illness.

The Gersons claim that along with deficiencies, exposure to toxins is the other component to the cause of cancer.  These toxins are many and a lot of them are even unavoidable.  Some include Fluorine in public water that is highly toxic, doesn’t prevent cavities and causes problems in the thyroid. Amalgam fillings is another which is interesting to find that they are considered safe in your mouth… but is a hazardous waste when the dental office and needs to dispose of leftover material. Ritalin… it’s never been tested on children under the age of 6 and yet it is still given to them…  The US military also won’t allow men and women sign up for service if they’ve ever had to take ritalin due to the long term effects it has on the body.  I haven’t done the research myself, but the Gersons claim it causes lasting permanent brain damage that doesn’t resolve even after coming off of the medication.

Just as I made the argument with Forks over Knives that raw dairy and high quality meats (grass fed/finished, organic) wasn’t addressed, the same is true here.  They do talk about dairy leaching calcium from the body and is a cause for osteoporosis.  They even go as far to state that the pasteurization kills the natural enzymes needed to break down and digest the milk to gain the benefits of the calcium it contains.  But they don’t take it any further to discuss raw milk… but it does lend the thought that if the enzymes were still present that the nutrients would be adsorbable and beneficial.

Over all I did enjoy the documentary.  I would definitely research the theory if I knew someone struggling with cancer or other debilitating long term disease like heart disease, coronary disease, diabetes and the many others that plague our nation.  Thankfully my family is relatively healthy and for that I’m very thankful.  I would like to research juicing more though and see if even with minor illness if this would be a good way to help the body heal and fight off whatever they are exposed to.

I found this very informational and interesting.  It can be viewed for free on Snagfilms.

Let me know what you think!

Forks over Knives

I had been hearing about this documentary and have been wanting to watch it, but just haven’t made the time to do so.  It’s free for viewing on hulu which is where I watched it.  There are commercials here and there, but still worth it!
Continue reading “Forks over Knives”

A Heart for Freedom

[amazon_link id=”1414362463″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]A Heart for Freedom: The Remarkable Journey of a Young Dissident, Her Daring Escape, and Her Quest to Free China's Daughters[/amazon_link]

A Heart for Freedom
By Chai Ling

I’m not sure I’ve really talked about what types of books I enjoy reading.  I especially love biographies or autobiographies and historical fiction around the time of WWII.  Even though this book is an autobiography, I can’t really say I’ve been really interested in chinese history, although I’m sure it would be helpful considering how closely tied the US is to China these days.  This book was amazing.  I could hardly put it down.  I’ve really enjoyed reading about histories of other countries lately and this is another to top the list. Continue reading “A Heart for Freedom”

Take Action!

I HATE  politics. I don’t like voting, I don’t like being politically involved. I don’t like debates, I don’t like lobbying, I don’t like signing petitions, I don’t like calling senators and I could go on and on. HOWEVER! If I’m going to complain about the way things are, then I need to be willing to take action. Continue reading “Take Action!”

Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead

I recently went on a search for some documentaries that looked interesting and that would have some different views that what I necessarily practice or preach!  I know there are so many great informational videos out there and I wanted to start looking at a few and then sharing what I learn.  So stay tuned and periodically there will be some new reviews! Continue reading “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”

Future of Food


Have you seen this documentary? It is amazing, scary, eye opening, and motivating to do something about the future of our food. Continue reading “Future of Food”