Sole Water

Sole Water

Solé (pronounced “so-lay”) is water that has been fully saturated with sea salt or pink salt. It works as a super-hydrating electrolyte tonic for the body.

Salt has been demonized in many health circles, but the truth is that salt is necessary for a number of bodily functions – specifically related to hydration, adrenals and a healthy nervous system. The type of salt you use is important; regular table salt is highly refined, striped of minerals and sometimes bleached. Ew. Your body needs minimally processed salt, just the way God made it.

Benefits of Solé Include:

  1. Boosts Energy
  2. Helps Muscle Cramps (my favorite use!)
  3. Helps Hydrate the Body
  4. Helps Reduce Sugar Cravings

Step 1: Dissolve about 1 cup natural, minimally processed salt into 1 quart of clean water. Wait overnight.

Step 2: If on the next day all the salt is dissolved, add more salt and wait overnight. Continue this process until some salt remains on the bottom. That’s when you know the water is fully saturated.

You can store this at room temperature, it won’t go bad. Use 1 tsp in water every morning, or as needed. Add fresh lemon juice to make your water even more hydrating!

 

*Always consult your primary care physician or naturopath before beginning any dietary supplementation. Avoid taking sole if you already have high blood pressure levels or other underlying health conditions that could be exacerbated by excess salt intake.

Kayla

Kayla

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Freedom Releaser 🗽
Self-Sufficient Living ⛰
Nutrient dense Food 🥘
LSHC, CRHS, ISSA-FT
Functional Medicine
Aromatherapist 🌱
Judges 5:7 ✝️
The Weed You Need

The Weed You Need

Hi Kayla, do you know which weed helps stabilize blood sugar, boost metabolism, heal exhaustion, provide minerals for bones, teeth and hair, soothe allergies AND helps heal menstrual issues? (plus a heck of a lot more things…) 
 
That’s right.  It’s Stinging Nettles. 
 
Stinging Nettles grow wild throughout the USA.  They especially like roadways and wet areas.  They’re super easy to harvest and dry for infusions.  
 
Nettles are very high in minerals and vitamins making them a perfect addition to your daily fluid intake in place of expensive supplements.   Make a quart overnight and sip all day.  
 
Things you need to know about harvesting nettles:
  1. They sting like the dickens. OUCH! Wear thick, long sleeve fabric and gloves. 
  2. They like roadways and wetlands, but a lot of roadways and wetlands are toxic.  Be careful to harvest them away from highly trafficked roads and fields where farmers spray chemicals. 
  3. Simply hang them to dry until they are crumbly. They won’t sting anymore after they are dry. 
  4. Store them in an airtight container for infusions and teas! 
How to make an infusion:
  1. Steep 1 ounce of dried nettle leaf in a quart of hot water for 4-8 hours. (Overnight makes it easy!) 
  2. Strain the herb out and consume the liquid over the course of the day.
  3. Store in the fridge, it will keep for 3-ish days.  Best to consume 3-4 cups daily. 
If you do not have access to wild nettles, you can purchase them in bulk from places like Mountain Rose Herbs, or small wild crafters on Etsy. 
Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard

Freedom Releaser 🗽
Self-Sufficient Living ⛰
Nutrient dense Food 🥘
LSHC, CRHS, ISSA-FT
Functional Medicine
Aromatherapist 🌱
Judges 5:7 ✝️
Top 10 Foods for Healing Your Metabolism

Top 10 Foods for Healing Your Metabolism

#1 Raw Honey

Based on both research and personal experience with low carb diets, I believe that humans actually need good carbs for proper thyroid function.  Raw honey contains a mix of free fructose and free glucose.  It’s a simple sugar that is necessary for increasing metabolism and fat burning. Sugar is actually the body’s preferred energy source. Your liver needs glucose as fuel to convert T4 to T3.  If you have low thyroid function, adding healthy carbs will help lower stress in your body.  Plus, there are few more biblical foods than honey. 

#2 Spelt or Einkorn Sourdough

Sourdough is as ancient as the world.  It has nourished humans effectively since the beginning of recorded time.  It is a low GI carb source, that’s easy to digest and contains beneficial bacteria for your immune system. Because of the longer fermentation time of sourdough, the protein enzymes are broken down into amino acids, making it easier to digest.  Avoid sourdoughs with added oils as these are typically PUFA’s. 

#3 Gelatin and/or Bone Broth

Bone broth is high in glycine, which opposes estrogen. It contains the amino acids that nourish the thyroid.  Because it contains high levels of calcium and potassium, it aids with sleep and stress.   Bone broth reduces inflammation, helps your digestion and is very supportive of the immune system.

#4 Sea Salt

Not getting enough sea salt will slow your metabolism, lower your body temperature, and create inflammation and stress.  A pinch of sea salt per day is often prescribed for adrenal insufficiency. Salt is actually thermogenic and suppresses cortisol.

#5 Coconut Oil

It is fairly commonly know that coconut oil actually increases metabolic rate and heat production.  It contains the famous MCT (medium chain triglycerides), which means it does not need to be digested by bile salts, but rather goes straight to the liver where it is available as an immediate energy source.

Coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial and contains no PUFA’s, which contribute to all disease. 

#6 Butter and Ghee

Butter is a great source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, and K2 vitamins.  These vitamins work synergistically together and cannot be obtained easily from other sources.  Ghee is clarified butter, and works amazing for frying or sauteing foods. Butter keeps the blood sugar stable by slowing the absorption of starches.

#7 Free Range Eggs

Eggs from chickens allowed to free range are a good source of protein and fats. The Vitamin A contained in eggs is necessary for the synthesis of progesterone.  Progesterone is frequently too low in women but when in balance will help reduce excess estrogen.  Excess estrogen is responsible for cellulite and fat storage on hips, butts and thighs and the dreaded symptoms of PMS.  To help reduce cortisol, the stress hormone, be sure to salt your eggs liberally.

#8 Raw Goat Milk

Goat milk is the most complete food known to mankind.  It has also been used since the beginning of time.  Goat milk is far more healthy for humans than cow milk and much easier to digest.  Goat’s milk is less allergenic, does not suppress the immune system and alkalinizes the digestive system.  It is also a rich source of the trace mineral selenium.  Honestly, we could talk about goat milk for days! 

#9 Hard Cheese 

European hard cheeses are typically 100% lactose free. This is because within 6-8 hours after the cheese is made, lactose is transformed into the easily digestible lactic acid through the actions of the enzymes of the cheese.  Hard cheese are usually well tolerated, even by people sensitive to milk. 

#10 Raw Grated Carrot Salad

Did you know that raw grated carrot helps reduce excess estrogen?  It’s true!  Carrot fiber attaches to any unused endotoxins and helps flush them from the body.  That makes is a great detoxifier and promotes bowel regularity.  For these reason, women are finding that a daily raw carrot salad is a game changer for reducing PMS symptoms such as headaches, cravings and bloating.

Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard

LSHC, CAC, CRHS

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12 Essential Oils for a Peaceful Mind

12 Essential Oils for a Peaceful Mind

12 Essential Oils for a Peaceful Mind

What robs you of your peace of mind?

Is it the situation with your kids that keeps happening?  The annoying in-law?  The continual negative comments from a spouse? 

Truthfully, peace of mind is negatively affected by rage, wrath, fury, outrage, anger, irritability, indignation, annoyance, resentments, and vexation.  Those types of emotions are harmful and affect mental functioning and knock out your optimisim. 

Although it’s your job to work on your emotions, and get to the root of what triggers them and in turn, steals your peace of mind, we do have some helpful tools to get the process started.

Beacuase of thier impact on the Limbic region of the brain, essential oils can help us attain peace of mind. 

When using oils for this purpose, the was method of application is either inhaling or applying topically:

  • Cedarwood
  • GermanChamomile
  • Coriander
  • Melissa
  • Myrtle
  • Neroli
  • Orange
  • Palmarosa
  • Rosemary
  • Tangerine
  • Vetiver
  • Ylang Ylang

Ephesians 4:31-32 gives us the God solution for negative emotions that steal out peace of mind: “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.  Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

The solution is BE kind, BE compassionate, BE forgiving.  

You cannot simply remove what you don’t like, you have to reprogram and take action to fill the space where negative emotions want to live. 

Kayla Howard

Kayla Howard

LSHC, ISSA PT, AC

Kayla Howard loves doing life from her home in the woods where she is the master real food chef, homeschool teacher, goat shepherdess, head gardener, Licensed Spiritual Healer Coach (LSHC), Certified Raindrop Harmonics Specialist (CRHS) and Certified Aromatherapy Coach. Her passion is vibrant health in beautiful homes!

Elderberry Secrets; Why every home must have this remedy!

Elderberry Secrets; Why every home must have this remedy!

Have you always wanted to make Elderberry Elixir, but never actually done it?

“This plant of God heals anything it touches!” -Hippocrates Medicinal

Some details about Elderberries… 

Elderberry: Sambucus nigra, S. nigra ssp. canadensis, S. nigra ssp. caerulea, S. ebulus

Parts used: berries, flowers

Energetics: cooling, drying

Properties:  – SEE PDF BELOW

With all the viruses and illness running rampant, NOW is the time to support your immune system.