Heal thy self for a heal-thy self!

Good Day to my lovely Friends!! I am amazed and very GREAT-FULL that you are here and learning with me!

Since I am a very passionate Master Herbalist, I thought maybe it would be a great day to share some information on healing your whole being with herbs and foods (and the energy of it).

I want to share with you some of my own personal “journey” of healing myself…..going from barely above ground, to truly living!

Many years ago, human beings would only eat “Whole” foods. They didn’t have a choice, because they ate what was available for them, right?

Not only did they know and understand (and were connected to the divinity within themselves) that God (Whatever that means for you) placed plants, roots, trees, and Herbs on this Earth for a reason…..

But they also knew exactly what to eat when they were not feeling so well! (because they were not taught to NOT follow the calling of their own soul)

Unfortunately, through the years, the knowledge was lost a little at a time…….

As the years have gone by, technology, and industry has continued to progress; which is great, except for the fact that the more we progress, the busier we are, the less time we have to eat right, the more “Convenience” foods that are created…

The more we buy high priced (non-nutrient rich) foods, the more we lose our knowledge of what exactly it is that our beautiful planet has to offer to keep our bodies healthy and whole!

(are you smelling what I’m stepping in here?)

So Through the years, we as people have gotten lazy (sorry but we have).

It saddens me when I try to help people (clients) to get better from Diseases they suffer from.. but they do not have enough honor for themselves to eat right or enhance their beautiful bodies (Sacred Vessels) with the plants and resources that were meant to keep us well.

People sometimes would rather spend $150.00 per month to pay for a industrialized fad…factory made “Nutrition” supplement (full of chemicals and preservatives) , then to have a Medicine Woman like me make them the same thing out of real herbs and vitamins (which I grow myself with LOVE so the vibration of my medicines in itself heals… You better believe it does!) that will run them about $20 for a month’s supply! (we herbalists do not do this for the money… we truly want you to feel better!)

Most would rather continue to suffer from their afflictions, because they would rather continue to eat man made poisons, then to hear me or their bodies begging them to LOVE THY SELF completely!

Why is this?

YOU GUYS…… Listen to me when I tell you that God’s Medicine is what was intended (most of you know this, but just can’t seem to do what is truly best for yourselves and your families)!

Now I do not want to get into a whole lecturing post, where I make you feel bad about yourself or try to convince you that you should “Let thy food (and herbs) be your medicine”…

BUT…… I do want to give you some educational information that will maybe make you understand a little bit better just how important this is!

As I always preach to the choir.. EVERYTHING is ENERGY!! We are all energy…… Literally everything that is in physical existence is E-N-E-R-G-Y!!!

So when we want to be healthy. and I mean completely healthy (BODY – MIND – SOUL) it is vitally important that we:

1) Eat RIGHT (Mind)
2) Get some Exercise (Body)
3) Meditate or pray (SOUL – connect with our higher selves and Higher power for a boost in our vibrations)

Yes… I know that we have all heard this a million times.. “Eat right and exercise”… in fact we have heard it so many times that I think as a society, we don’t even hear the words (or energy) or this anymore!

DO YOU KNOW THAT…..

Everything we put into our bodies has a vibration? Whether it is food, medicine, soda, beer, or fruits and veggies (it’s true).

So when we are eating “Whole” foods (which means foods that are grown from the Earth.. not processed and not chemically enhanced) Each of them have a much higher vibration then their Manufactured counterparts.

Did you also know that vegetables and fruits that are “canned” by a factory weigh in at a big fat ZERO on the vibration scale? they have little to no nutrients left in them by the time they reach your mouth…

BUT…..

Things that are home grown (organically – without pesticides) have a very high vibration to them…

WHY?

Well first off when things are grown from the Earth, they are naturally high vibrating, especially when they are grown by us and we LOVE our gardens and plants!

Weirdo people like me that actually talk to our plants and send them love are filling the plants and all of their energy with LOVE.

When we are thankful for our harvest, we send our plants GRATITUDE, right?

However….

When produce, herbs, and roots are processed by machines, they have the ever loving energy sucked right out of them!

About a year ago, someone said to me “Becky, you should sell your herbal medicine recipes to a factory and have them made in huge quantities, because they work so well!”

TO THIS I SAY…..NO FREAKIN WAY!

Not that I am afraid of sharing my formulations or recipes; but ultimately because a huge part of why my herbal medicines work so well is souly (hehe get it.. SOUL – Y) due to the energy that I instill in them while growing the plants, harvesting them, and preparing them.

My love for medicine making and my intention alone creates such a huge shift in the vibrations of these things, that if I were to have them made elsewhere they would lose an enormous amount of said vibrations… just by being processed by machines; rather then the energy of my physical hands.

I am living proof of how wonderful herbs and food as medicine truly is…

Here is why…

As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, Thyroid issues, Depression/anxiety, and God knows what else.

I have been in the medical field my entire adult life and graduated from pharmacy Technician school when I was 20 and then receiving my Medical Assistant degree at 35.

I truly believed at the time that the 10 prescription pills I took daily were the answer to my health problems.

I wasn’t yet educated in “Natural” healing and I not only fed my children garbage (which I wish so much I could go back and change that now… but I am greatful that I know now!)

SO I CONTINUED TO….

Not only eat like complete garbage…. but also popped all those pills that made me sicker and made me have to get more pills for the symptoms that the pills would create (so I had to add stomach medicine to the list, because this crap was ruining my stomach in all of it’s glory!)

So long story short… when I woke up and realized the truth of the matters..and I learned that I could make my own medicines from plants, eat a “Whole” food diet of anti-inflammatory foods, and work on the emotional pain that I was suffering from so deep down inside (do my soul work)… that I didn’t have to take all those prescriptions anymore (I also stopped pushing them on others.

I learned that my body was sick, because my mind and soul were sick (very sick).

I lived in a victim mentality and held in all of the hurts and struggles I had faced as a child and young adult.

I started meditating to ease anxiety (panic attacks I had daily) and depression, which led me to meeting someone who taught me how to make “Plantain salve”; which led me to the energy of herbal medicines (I then went back to school in an effort to heal myself… and it just blew up from there), which led me to eating the right foods, which led me to energy medicine and REIKI… which then led me to an amazing spiritual awakening….. which ultimately led me to Being completely connected to the divine in myself, which I now honor very deeply.

Once I learned to love myself….

I learned how to “HEAL THY SELF”…

I started making myself some herbal syrups for inflammation, eating only whole foods, drinking the herbal tea I made (I did this for a whole year) and I was amazed at how much different I felt physically.

Because of the high vibrating energy of my intake ( and doing my soul work) and healing my mind.. which gave me the ambition and drive to heal my body….. which made me feel great enough to want to heal my soul!

Believe me when I tell you….

that at the young age of 25, I was told that “Within 5 years you will be in a wheelchair”…THIS SCARED THE DAYLIGHTS out of me and created a reality for me that was very negative… just sitting around waiting for that fateful day! It created a fear… a big one!

I felt Hopeless….

At the age of 28 I had a complete hysterectomy due to the “C WORD” (I do not like to say it out-loud.. so I am abbreviating it as to not attract it back into my assistance ever again) that had crept into my cervix (in the female anatomy) when I was 20.

I had many surgeries over and over removing the “Big C” in my female parts and eventually I had to just have everything removed. (this was just shortly after having a miscarriage, so I wasn’t exactly ready to be done having children yet)

I felt Worthless……

At the age of 36 I was told that my Disc degeneration in my spine had significantly progressed (and not in the direction we want progress to go). I was once again told “It will be about 5 years and you will not be able to walk anymore!”

Then…. in 2015 I was diagnosed with MS (or so they say….)

BUT THIS Time……. I FELT hope, worth, faith, and empowerment!

why?

Because by that time, I had learned about the healing powers of foods, herbs, and energy!

Instead of believing everything my doctors were saying as God’s Word, I went home and formulated some medicines and a diet for myself that was not only healing physically… but high vibrating!

I learned how to work with my doctors as a team!

I learned not to “Own” disease… but to accept it and heal it instead.

The power of intention is so much more powerful then any of us as human beings can ever (ever) comprehend (believe that!)

By that time, I was of of most of the man made meds and decided i was NOT going to go down like that…

By that time, I had found faith in God (not that I didn’t always have it…) and all that is divine.

By that time.. I knew and understood very clearly what I must do!

So here I am today, 45 years old and Living the life of my dreams (at least the very beginning of it… because the bigger dreams are yet to come!)

45 years old, happy, healthy, walking, “C word” free, and living a high vibe life!

It is all one big puzzle for all of us to figure out.. that is what we call life!

We are meant to go through certain struggles and learn certain lessons.. THAT IS WHY WE ARE HERE!

Why was I so sick?

Whelp….. The answer is simple…. because in my mind I didn’t love myself, which in turn made my physical body sick, due to the low vibrating frequencies I was resonating at and the low vibrational foods I was eating (and the lack of high vibrating herbs I ingested).. which was also due to the ailments of my soul!

When we “WHOLE-ISTICALLY” heal ourselves (or have someone help us to do so) and eat high vibrational things… WE FEEL AMAZING!

To this day, when I eat things that do not serve my highest and best good, I suffer the consequences of it! I feel not so good…..

THIS IS TRUE FOR YOU TOO!!!

Imagine the energy you would have if you were eating high vibrating energy and living in a positive and high vibrating lifestyle (of gratitude, joy, peace, and harmony) and connecting to the realms of the divine (truly connecting) every single day!

Our bodies are sick for a reason guys……

A lot of the diseases we carry today are energetically placed. Our bodies are begging us to figure out the root cause and fix it…

AND WE CAN!

As of today, my physical spine is still what it is (can’t change that) but I am greatly impressed at how fast I can make a flare up go away these days!

I may still have these ailments that try to creep into my physical existence…. BUT…. they will never become me (NEVER)!!

I overcame a herniated disc (L4/5) where the disc actually literally flew out of position and landed smack dab right onto my sciatic nerve in less then a month (disc was dissolved and gone) by making everything in my life a high vibration (eating anti-inflammatory foods and herbs, energy healing, and asking my body exactly what it was trying to tell me and actually listening).

YOU CAN TOO!!!

if you would like more specific information on eating high vibrational foods, high vibrational herbal medicines, and / or high vibrational meditation (or prayer)…..

Please feel free to contact me and I will be honored to coach you and show you how to get your healing journey started too… for your highest and greatest good….Consultations can be done over zoom for your convenience!

I hope you all get the big picture here and know that as always, I am sending you so much love, so much light…. and so so much peace!

God Bless YOU

~Becky Jo

Herbal Medicine Fundamentals

What you should know about finding a real and true Herbalist.

A time and a place for everything…

With all of the changes happening in the world these days, and the effects of the current health care crisis; many are for the very first time exploring natural medicine options.

When it comes to the current pandemic, it is not a surprise that people are looking for an extra outlet due to the rising demand in health care.

Unfortunately for most Americans, the rise in Corona Virus Cases has caused a huge decrease in availability of Regular Doctor appointments being available for milder health ailments and conditions.

Many people have turned to a more alternative or holistic approach instead; even though they maybe would have never thought of it just a year or so ago.

As a respected Registered herbalist (AHG), I am certainly not saying you should turn away from conventional medicine. I personally believe that there is a time and place for everything.

I just truly want you to know that there are alternative options available should you reach a road block with your regular health care routine; or if you aren’t having luck getting better.

I absolutely respect all sides of medicine and have worked in healthcare my entire career on both sides. I do believe that if the day were to ever come when Western Medicine and Herbal medicine could work together to fill in the gaps for each other, it would be the perfect marriage of Well being for all.

One of the things that really scares me though is that there are people out there presenting as “Herbalists”, “Naturopaths”, and “Alternative Medicine” practitioners with absolutely no education other than google that are selling you expensive “Cures” or “Remedies” that lead people down a path of fearing natural medicines.

It is my duty to help educate the communities I work within, that there is a huge difference in “Snake oil” salesman and a true and real “Registered Herbalist”.

Please understand that not everything is what you are told. If someone is telling you to turn away from your medical doctor and only believe and follow them and they will “Heal you” or “Cure you”, please steer clear.

A real and true Alternative Medicine or Herbal Medicine practitioner will never promise a cure, but rather offer you puzzle pieces and will be willing to work together with your MD and even possibly your pharmacist to supplement your treatments.

I will not ever promise you anything, except I will go above and beyond to help you take charge of your own health and wellness!

If I cannot help you, I will tell you. I will never sell you miracle cures, because the truth is, the miracle is in you taking responsibility for your own health!

You deserve the truth and honesty and integrity and I stand tall for all 3!

Knowledge is Power

Here are some Herbal Medicine Fundamentals for those of you who are new to Nature and God’s Medicines……

The American Herbalists Guild, a non-profit, educational organization for the furtherance of herbalism, frequently receives questions about herbs. The following are among the most commonly asked. If any of your questions are not answered here, you may contact us for further information.

WHAT IS AN HERB?
Medicinally, an herb is any plant or plant part used for its therapeutic value. Yet, many of the world’s herbal traditions also include mineral and animal substances as “herbal medicines”.

WHAT IS HERBAL MEDICINE?
Herbal medicine is the art and science of using herbs for promoting health and preventing and treating illness. It has persisted as the world’s primary form of medicine since the beginning of time, with a written history more than 5000 years old While the use of herbs in America has been overshadowed by dependence on modern medications the last 100 years, 75% of the world’s population still rely primarily upon traditional healing practices, most of which is herbal medicine.

HOW ARE HERBS DIFFERENT FROM PHARMACEUTICALS?
Most pharmaceutical drugs are single chemical entities that are highly refined and purified and are often synthesized. In 1987 about 85% of modern drugs were originally derived from plants. Currently, only about 15% of drugs are derived from plants. In contrast, herbal medicines are prepared from living or dried plants and contain hundreds to thousands of interrelated compounds. Science is beginning to demonstrate that the safety and effectiveness of herbs is often related to the synergy of its many constituents.

HOW IS HERBAL MEDICINE DIFFERENT FROM CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE?
The primary focus of the herbalist is to treat people as individuals irrespective of the disease or condition they have, and to stimulate their innate healing power through the use of such interventions as herbs, diet, and lifestyle. The primary focus of conventional physicians is to attack diseases using strong chemicals that are difficult for the body to process, or through the removal of organs. Not only does this ignore the unique makeup of the individual, but many patients under conventional care suffer from side effects that are as bad as the condition being treated. The philosophical difference between herbalists and conventional physicians has profound significance.

WHAT IS AN HERBALIST?
Herbalists are people who dedicate their lives to working with medicinal plants. They include native healers, scientists, naturopaths, holistic medical doctors, researchers, writers, herbal pharmacists, medicine makers, wild crafters, harvesters, and herbal farmers to name a few. While herbalists are quite varied, the common love and respect for life, especially the relationship between plants and humans, unites them. Persons specializing in the therapeutic use of plants may be medical herbalists, traditional herbalists, acupuncturists, midwives, naturopathic physicians, or even one’s own grandmother.

HOW CAN HERBS AND HERBAL MEDICINE HELP ME?
Herbs can offer you a wide range of safe and effective therapeutic agents that you can use as an integral part of your own health care program. They can be used in three essential ways:

  1. to prevent disease
  2. to treat disease
  3. to maximize one’s health potential

Herbs are also used for the symptomatic relief of minor ailments.

HOW CAN I KNOW IF A PARTICULAR HERB WILL WORK FOR ME?
Medicine is an art, not just a science. No one can predict which herb will work best for every individual in all situations. This can only come with educated self-experimentation and experience or by seeking the assistance of those who are knowledgeable in clinical herbal medicine. The simpler the condition, the easier it is to find a solution. The more complicated the condition, the greater the need there is to seek expert advice.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HERBS TO BE EFFECTIVE?
The success of herbal treatment always depends upon a variety of factors including how long the condition has existed, the severity of the condition, the dosage and mode of administration of the herb(s), and how diligently treatment plans are followed. It can be as short as 60 seconds when using a spoonful of herbal bitters for gas and bloating after a heavy meal; 20 minutes when soaking in a bath with rosemary tea for a headache; days when using tonics to build energy; or months to correct long-standing gynecological imbalances. Difficult chronic conditions can often take years to reverse.

HOW SAFE ARE HERBS?
It depends on the herbs. Most herbs sold as dietary supplements are very safe. When used appropriately, the majority of herbs used by practitioners have no adverse side effects. A review of the traditional and scientific literature worldwide demonstrates that serious side effects from the use of herbal medicines are rare. According to Norman Farnsworth: “Based on published reports, side effects or toxic reactions associated with herbal medicines in any form are rare. In fact, of all classes of substances reported to cause toxicities of sufficient magnitude to be reported in the United States, plants are the least problematic.”

WHERE CAN I GET SAFETY INFORMATION?
Read product labels carefully. Many manufacturers provide appropriate information. There are also a number of references that are commonly available. As with all medicines, the primary determination of whether a medicine is appropriate for you is based on your own experience.

HOW IS THE HERBAL INDUSTRY REGULATED?
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) primarily regulates the marketing and advertising of products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) primarily regulates the manufacture and labeling of herbal products and has legal authority over assuring that products are manufactured correctly and are truthfully labeled with respect to ingredients and claims. Additionally, there are a number of trade associations that require member companies to adhere to specific codes of ethics and conduct their own testing programs.

HOW DO HERBALISTS PRACTICE?
Herbalists can practice either as primary health care providers or adjunctive health care consultants. Most visits to an herbalist begin with a consultation about your past and current health history, your dietary and lifestyle practices, or other factors related to your health issue. The herbalist, with your involvement, should develop an integrated herbal program that addresses your specific health needs and concerns. You should be treated as a whole person, not as a disease.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO USING HERBS?
Various herbal traditions have developed worldwide. In the West there are a number of different traditions which include folkloric herbal practices, clinical western herbal medicine, naturopathic medicine, practitioners of Ayurveda or Chinese medicine, and numerous Native American herbal traditions. Some practitioners use highly developed systems of diagnosis and treatment while others base their treatments on individual knowledge and experience. Every person must find the herbal practitioner that is most appropriate for them.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF HERBALISTS?
Traditional Western, or Community Herbalists, base their work on traditional folk medicine or indications of historical uses of herbs and modern scientific information. Backgrounds may include folk, Native American, eclectic, wise woman, earth-centered, or other traditions. They may be trained through traditional or non-traditional methods such as apprenticeships, schools, or self-study. Medical or Clinical Herbalists are present in the United States and in most of the nations in the European Union.

Professional education is offered in the USA and throughout Europe in a variety of formats. Most programs cover the traditional uses of herbs, the basic medical sciences of biochemistry, nutrition and anatomy as well as diagnosis and prescription.

The most common titles given to medical herbalists from the Western world include: RH (AHG), Registered Herbalist, American Herbalists Guild; MCPP Member, College of Practitioners of Phytotherapy; FNIMH� Fellow, National Institute of Medical Herbalists; MNIMH Member, National Institute of Medical Herbalists; FNHAA� Fellow, National Herbalists Association of Australia.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the traditional medicine system of China, is the second-largest medical system in the world after Western medicine. TCM doctors go through extensive training in theory, practice, herbal therapy, and acupuncture. Quite a few states now license acupuncturists, and many consider them primary health care providers. Their titles may include L.Ac.� Licensed Acupuncturist; OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine; or Dip. C.H. (NCCA)� Diplomat of Chinese Herbology from the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncturists.

Traditional Ayurvedic Medicine, (Ayurveda), the traditional medical system of India and Nepal, is the third largest herbal medicine system in the world today. Ayurvedic doctors treat more than 80 percent of the people on the Indian subcontinent and go through extensive training that can last as long as 12 years. Some use the title M.D. (Ayur.) when they come to English speaking countries, while those who have passed the accreditation process of the American Ayurvedic Association are given the title D.Av. Diplomate in Ayurvedic Health Sciences.

Naturopathic Medicine integrates traditional natural therapeutics with modern scientific medical diagnoses and western medical standards of care. Most licensed naturopathic physicians, (N.D.) have received full medical training at one of four fully accredited medical universities in North America. There are currently 13 states that license the practice of naturopathic medicine.

HOW DO I CHOOSE A QUALIFIED HERBALIST?
First and foremost recognize that the relationship between a health care provider and a client should begin with clearly articulated goals and responsibilities. Every client should be fully informed of the experience, training and services provided by the practitioner. Similarly, the provider should clearly understand the goals and desires of the client. Together the client and provider must determine if the experience and services provided meet the needs of the client.

For help in finding a qualified herbalist, either contact your local health food or herb store for referrals, ask for recommendations from people whose judgment you trust, or contact a national organization such as the American Herbalists Guild.

The American Herbalists Guild (AHG) was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists. It is the only peer-review organization in the United States for professional herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants

Herbalists from any tradition with sufficient education and clinical experience, who demonstrate advanced knowledge in the medicinal use of plants and who pass the AHG credentialing process (a careful review by a multidisciplinary admissions board) receive professional status and the title, Registered Herbalist (RH), AHG. The AHG has a developed a code of ethics, continuing education program and specific standards for Registered Herbalists.

The American Herbalists Guild’s roster of Registered Herbalists includes some of the most respected herbal authorities in the United States and abroad.

Please contact the American Herbalists Guild for a free brochure or find a registered herbalist in our National Directory of Registered AHG herbalists.

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Code of Ethics that Registered Herbalist must follow

Clinical Practice

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. – Leonardo da Vinci

Informed Consent/Full Disclosure
AHG Members will provide their clients, potential clients and students with truthful and non-misleading information about their experience, training, services, pricing structure and practices, as well as disclosure of financial interests if they offer a conflict in practice; and will inform their clients that redress of grievances is available through the American Herbalists Guild or through the appropriate agency where the member is operating under a state license.

Confidentiality
Personal information gathered in the herbalist/client relationship will be held in strict confidence by the AHG Member unless specifically allowed by the client.

Professional Courtesy
AHG Members shall present opinions about and experiences with other practitioners and healing modalities in an ethical and honorable manner.

Professional Referral Network
Clients shall be encouraged to exercise their right to see other practitioners and obtain their botanicals and health supports from the source(s) of their choosing.

Referrals
AHG Members shall recognize their own limitations of practice. When they believe a condition is beyond their scope of expertise as an herbalist, or when it is clear that a client is not responding positively to therapy, they will encourage clients to seek further support from other qualified professionals.

Avoiding Needless Therapy
Recommendations shall be based solely on the specific needs of the client, avoiding excessive or potentially needless supplementation.

Environmental Commitment
AHG Members acknowledge that individual health is not separate from environmental health and offer counsel clients to embrace this same Earth- centered awareness.

Humanitarian Service
AHG Members are ready to be open and willing to attend to those in need of help without making monetary compensation the primary consideration.

Quality Botanicals
AHG Members work in good faith to source and use botanicals that are formulated and manufactured in a way that will deliver the desired results, striving to obtain organically and sustainably grown and ethically harvested botanicals whenever possible.

Education & Mentoring

Practitioner as Educator
Practicing AHG Members shall assume the role of educators, doing their best to empower clients in mobilizing their own innate healing abilities and promotion the responsibility of clients to heal themselves.

Additional policies associated with the 2018 Code of Ethics include:

Any member of the public has the right to formally lodge a complaint if they feel a member has violated the AHG Code of Ethics. Read more about AHG Complaints Resolution Process.

reference: American Herbalist Guild website

If you are ready to embark on a wonderful adventure of healing and restoration, you can book your appointment with me today! I promise you that I will always do what is best for YOU.

xoxo

Becky Jo