Friday, October 31, 2014

Can essential oils treat, prevent, or cure Ebola?

Related: Distributor disconnects from the Young Living product name
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Related: The best way to help your body protect itself against Ebola (or any virus or bacteria)

CDC admits it has been lying all along about Ebola transmission; "indirect" spread now acknowledged

(NaturalNews) Defying its own quack advice that the agency has been propagandizing for months, the CDC has now released a document on Ebola that admits the virus can spread through aerosolized droplets. The document, quietly released on the CDC website, also admits Ebola can contaminate surfaces such as doorknobs, causing infections to be spread through indirect means. [1]

Here's a backup source of the PDF just in case the CDC scrubs it:

St. Luke icon by Simone Martini, praying for a cure for Ebola.
St. Luke, physician,
please pray
for us

Every few hours, it seems, we are hearing something additionally disconcerting regarding the fight against Ebola in America.

Seeking out ways to battle this virus, folks want to know if essential oils (oregano, clove, lemon, cinnamon, Thieves®, for instance) or other holistic means (colloidal silver, ginger, lemon, even cayenne pepper, etc.) can come to the rescue, helping to prevent (or lessen the effects of) the curse of Ebola.

Ozone Therapy: A Possible Answer to Ebola?

"Oxidative therapies work by stimulating your immune system, enhancing mitochondrial processes, and facilitating healing with virtually no side effects, and can be used either as treatment or prevention."
Dr Mercola

Grant that men, cattle, flocks, and beasts of burden find in them (new grain, new herbs, and produce) a remedy against sickness, pestilence, sores, injuries, spells, against the fangs of serpents or poisonous creatures.
-Fr Kirby
No, there are no "proven" alternative methods, at this time, to strike out Ebola. In fact, warning letters in this regard were sent to Natural Solutions Foundation (Rima Laibow) and two essential oil companies "Young Living" and "doTerra" whose distributors, the FDA says, were making claims that their oils could treat or prevent Ebola. 

Ecclesiastes – a wisdom book of the Old Testament, highlights the changing seasons in our lives that mirror seasonal changes in our physical and spiritual world. Even as we face more war in the Middle East, e-bola, closure of Catholic schools, we must hold onto the hope that God has a purpose and a plan for us personally and as community. 
-Most Reverend Shelton J. Fabre
What we can do, however, is take very good care of our immune systems, making us stronger for any battle that might come our way.

Please also see, at Natural News, "Top ten things you need to do now to protect yourself from an uncontrolled Ebola outbreak," and we, at Oils from God, will add in one more, and that is prayer.

eucharistic adoration chapel
Eucharistic Adoration Chapel
The Rosary is a disarmingly simple prayer. The power of the Rosary is completely disproportionate to the effort required to pray it well. The secret is to begin saying it and to persevere in saying it whether one feels consolation or not. The Rosary is powerful because, almost imperceptibly, it changes the heart of the one who prays it, liberates from sin, and heals wounds resistant to every other treatment" - Fr Mark Kirby.

"Spend as much time as possible in front of the Blessed Sacrament and He will fill you with His strength and His power" -Mother Teresa.

Disclaimer Notice: This information is intended for educational purposes and is not meant to substitute for medical care or to prescribe treatment for any specific health condition.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Healthy and holy too, the power of the sunflower

While searching through my personal Pinterest account as of late, and realizing how much I'd fallen behind on posting to it, and looking into our own images that would fit nicely onto their pages, I came upon some lovely sunflower photos. And because I have spent so much time with sunflowers, trying to learn about them, growing and tending to them, praying [and stabilizing them so] they stand up to the winds, I also wondered if there was a connection between the sunflower and the Catholic faith. I already knew there were health benefits to consuming sunflower seeds:

(NaturalNews) According to a micronutrient research facility, people who ingest seeds and nuts regularly have a lower possibility of having heart ailments or diabetes mellitus. The health benefits of sunflower seeds are profoundly documented by Taoist anti-aging medical practitioner Dr. Mao Shing Ni. He asserts that the seeds be added to one's diet because of their significant nutritive content.

These nutrients include:
  • Vitamin E. This can help protect cells against the effects of free radicals and substances that oxidize and harm protein structure, the cell membranes, including DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). This nutrient also helps in the maintenance of blood circulation and production of red blood cells (RBCs).
  • Thiamine. This nutrient functions to stimulate cell catalysts or enzymes to stimulate chemical reactions that cells require in order to work efficiently.
  • Copper. This mineral is excellent for maintaining the skin and hair. One ounce of the seeds contains 512 mg of copper or more than fifty percent of the recommended daily intake of this nutrient.
But a connection between the sunflower and the Catholic faith?
While searching these two terms, I found there is a connection. And that connection was a quote issued by St. Julie Billiart: "Be like the sunflower that follows every movement of the sun, and keep your eyes always turned towards our good God."

Searching further we learned more:
(FightingIrishThomas) Marie Rose Julie Billiart was born in Cuvilly, France, in 1751, of fairly prosperous merchant parents. Unfortunately the family lost its fortune when Julie was sixteen, and she had to perform heavy manual labor to help them to survive. This, perhaps combined with a fear she felt when sitting next to her father while he was nearly assassinated by a gunman, led Julie to develop a paralysis that worsened until she could no longer walk by the age of thirty. Undaunted, she kept up her local apostolate—teaching catechism to kids and giving spiritual advice to adults—at her bedside.

And, of course, I almost forgot, our squirrels love sunflowers too:
(Dave'sGarden) There is something very interesting about squirrel feeding behavior. Probably you have noticed that when squirrels eat something they always hold it in their paws. Either that or they like to pray a lot :)

Remain hopeful always to find a cure for your every affliction.
Proverbs 13:12
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a wish fulfilled is a tree of life.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Blueberry bushes can grow well in the Chicagoland area

When we decided to grow blueberries in 2012, our landlord chimed in and said, "Go ahead and waste your money, throw it away; it's impossible to grow blueberries in Illinois. I know; I've tried." Always liking a challenge, we went ahead and purchased three bushes from True Vine Ranch (if you spend $60, the shipping is free; hence the three-bush purchase). Also for optimal cross-pollination, blueberries require at least two plants of the same or different variety. Our bushes arrived in splendid condition. And as the above picture depicts, we ordered another three the following year.

From left to right: Liberty, Elliott, and Duke, showing off their fall colors. All three bushes are planted in the recommended Canadian sphagnum peat moss, available in "bales" from garden centers or stores. Before planting (in five gallon containers for the first few years), make sure the moss is saturated with water until it is dark brown with the consistency of thick mud. This can be done in a wheelbarrow or similar, stirring up the concoction from time to time until processed, which could take several hours. Add no other type of soil, or anything else, to the mixture. 

After planting, mulch with pine bark, and, if going organic, feed with Holly Tone at a rate of one-half cup, a little more for larger containers, or one full cup if planted straight into the ground (True Vine Ranch provides instructions on in-ground planting), one time per month from March through mid-August. Blueberries like to stay moist but not soggy, and they thrive in a sunny spot.

We refer to our Liberty blueberry bush as "Little Liberty," and she couldn't be more beautiful (or sweet). We had temperatures fall to minus fifteen, a couple of times, this last winter, and the bunnies in our area were very hungry, I guess, as they ate most of her branches within a few inches of the top of the pot. And we knew it was bunnies (as opposed to deer, etc.), by what they left behind. But look at her now; what a beautiful recovery. She did not bear any fruit, however, but who could blame her for that?

Touchdown! We have blueberries! We've been container-gardening blueberry bushes for the last few years because they require an acidic soil not native to Illinois. We've got six "blueberry children" now! "Mama Duke," "Papa Duke," "the Bluecrop twins," "Elliott," and "Little Liberty." Here's Papa Duke proudly displaying his berries. And how did these fruits taste, you might ask? Wonderful, perfect, excellent, we loved them. So healthy for you too!

And here they all are now, the blueberry children, taking their final bow (and receiving a blessing [to deter bunnies] from the Sacred Heart of Jesus), before marching off to be planted in holes in the ground up to the lip on their pots (before the first hard frost), and covered in pine bark mulch for the winter.

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