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Rebuilding with Minerals

As we move on our spiritual journey during these degenerate times, it takes a keen eye to decipher the most suitable way to live our lives.  Ideally, it is something that leads to a peaceful mind, a proper self-esteem and a genuine happiness.  Yet, it seems the more information we gather about good health, the farther we move from it.  More often than not, the right knowledge is lacking which continues to make us codependent.


An interesting fact worth noting from the DrPasswater website:

“Let me give you a very interesting statistic. In 1985, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled “Paleolithic Nutrition”. The authors, who had credentials as anthropologists specializing in the Paleolithic era, determined that, on average, our caveman forebears got around 11,000 mg of potassium daily and about 700 mg of sodium.” — Dr. Richard Moore

As we understand how our diet falls very short of the above ideal, this can be very discouraging especially after we calculate the daily intake of our potassium and sodium.  We know that the modern diet is filled with terrible processed foods, but many of us don’t realize how detrimental sodium can be.  Since birth, we have developed this bad habit, through no fault of our own.  And once this habitual tendency progresses into our teenage years it is often very rare for any of us to grab any fruits or vegetables to get the proper nutrients in our system.  I’ve noticed the destructive nature of our plight works in two distinct ways:

First, the lack of natural minerals in our diet becomes problematic for our skeletal, endocrine and nervous systems. Second, the addition of synthetic additives (such as MSG aka Natural Flavors) and other toxins leads to gain weight and feeling sluggish or lethargic. It’s no wonder the average person would totally give up on the task of losing weight and experiencing their natural health with is everyone’s birth right.

We could complain all day and night but that will really not change our condition.  So, whether we think this is a terrible thing that society has done to us is not the point.  We must rise about that.  A better way to look at it is this: Now we have an opportunity to gain more knowledge (of a correct and incorrect diet) and do something about it.  We are put on this earth, just at this time so that we can learn and perfect ourselves.  And we have a choice.  We can either spiral out of control and just live our lives with these terrible addictions & cravings or learn from our parents mistakes and help our children who are the next generation to live better.

In relation to food, these addictions come in two categories.  These are: salt-cravings and chocolate-addiction.  When we are young, it doesn’t really matter much to us.  We enjoy life in the moment.  However, as we get older we begin to see the detrimental side-effects of these devious and mindless bad habits.  No matter how delicious these foods are and no matter how necessary our mind tells us these little pleasures give us; there is a consequence to disregarding the laws of nature.

With weight-gain and depression more pronounced these days, wouldn’t it be nice to know the root cause of our problems and have an easy solution?

We have to begin somewhere.  On the physical level alone, there is a path to follow and a way to attack the problem.  Rather than sleeping for hours during the day time and hiding under the covers try gaining this knowledge.  Rather than getting your stomach stapled try this protocol.  Rather than getting liposuction try getting to the root cause for achieving essential health.

Dharma knowledge:

When studying the dharma in a serious way, we may be blessed to find some old and rare scriptural text.  These holy texts, translated into new and pristine books may come into our hand by the blessings of those  accomplished masters that have compassion for all sentient beings in this world that are lost and suffering.  We are then afforded an opportunity to be graced with certain knowledge that past masters whose spiritual discipline sheds light on our difficult situation.  The one simple and powerful truth, when really seen, is quite wonderful to behold.  Usually it’s something so simple that many will pass it up without discerning what benefits are within the tiny seed hidden within one line of text.

It has been passed down through the ages that there are special foods that a yogin eats while practicing austerities on the spiritual path.  To those that wish to benefit everyone equally, our bodies need nourishment to sustain ourselves till the end of the quest.  So, it would make sense to explain a little about which foods have the best nutrients.  I suspect, the key to health has already been categorized by the Indian or Tibetan sages as three sweets.  And MH has discussed this (on his Forum) to some extent and from his own perspective outside the traditional path laid down by the great Mahasiddhas.

The three sweets are classified as: honey, molasses and sugar.  These three forms of food, when researched properly, in a scientific or esoteric way… show that the properties inherent inside are quite abundant with a complete range of minerals that the body does extremely well with in rebuilding the body to function effectively.  Here is a clear indication, from our Master Herbalist, the types of minerals he believes are the best nature has to offer us:

“Maple Syrup is the best, Sorghum is next, unless you could find cane sugar turned to black strap with out making it taste nasty. Fruits are sweet sugars and maple syrup is sweet tree and sorghum is sweet molasses.” — MH


For those that follow MH over the years knows that he favors Sorghum over Black-Strap Molasses.  Yet, I have concluded that Black-Strap Molasses has a distinct advantage over Sorghum; namely having more potassium and magnesium.

Black-Strap Molasses and Maple Syrup could quite well be are missing key to our basic health and survival.

For me, Black-Strap Molasses feels like it has more potency than sorghum. When we look at the science, the nutritional charts prove Black-Strap Molasses has a greater quantity of potassium and magnesium.  Whatever the differences, these two minerals are the basic building blocks necessary for balancing the immense salt problem we have today while diminishing these unstoppable cravings.  On a physical level, it gives us the most nutrients needed for rebuilding and repairing our worn out hair, skin, nails and bones.  On an emotional level, it can help greatly with depression and the cold-disease (of a weak nervous system) that plagues a lot of us in this modern society.

The Experiment:

Recently, I took up to self-experimenting once again.  I still have no interest in fasting or altering my diet in any way.  So, I kept it quite simple.  I started adding a few tablespoons of Maple Syrup each day.  After only two days with this regimen, there were some remarkable results that I only found while fasting and holding to a vegan diet.


While taking two or more tablespoons of Maple Syrup daily, I noticed that the craving for salt was lessened to a considerable extent.  I no longer craved salt as ravenously as I would over the past several years.  Having the knowledge that consuming too much salt causes weight-gain is quite a daunting thing to hear.  And as my research deepened, realizing that excess salt can increase the risk of developing cancer later in life is a shocking thing to discover.  Having this knowledge is good, but not having the will-power to do anything about it is disturbing.  MH, the Master Herbalist, tells us:


So, for me… after building a foundation on taking in natural-minerals solely with Maple Syrup has yielded some amazing benefits.  Whenever a slight craving for some salty-food would kick in, instead of eating a whole bag of chips, I just ate a smaller portion.  Having this basic support of natural-minerals made all the difference.


Having this abundantly within my body, it was easier to move away from addiction.  It was a natural will-power and not something forced.  I was pleased to feel more in control and not having to deny myself any sort of fun – (eating some salty snacks without total abstinence) allowed me to feel content while not having to be stoic and rigid day-by-day.  MH goes on to tell us:



Later, as I added Black-Strap Molasses to my diet it would help decrease the cravings for chocolate.  Now, this protocol is unique because there is no sense of loss or deprivation.  Certainly, you can eat chips or chocolate at any time because the key is getting the proper ratios to salt and potassium under your control.  Over time, you will be pleased as you observe the natural will-power that develops with just a few tablespoons of Molasses and Maple Syrup on a daily basis.

From Health Impact News website:

“The ‘master mineral’ magnesium, which is involved with over 300 cellular metabolic processes, some vital for heart health. It also assists absorption of calcium into bone matter, which molasses also abundantly contains.” – Paul Fassa

Since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb and utilize calcium,  this greatly assists in the development of bone structure & strength.  Comparing the nutritional charts to Maple Syrup, Black-Strap Molasses has a much higher quantity of magnesium.  MH goes on to explain:

“I HAVE SEEN AMISH THAT MAKE MOLASSES PROVE THIS AS FACT. They have NEVER EVER brushed their teeth for 3 generations and their teeth are perfectly white, fully developed jaws that keep their molars for life.” — MH


Our Master Herbalist tells us that his greatest dental book ever written was in a Molasses book. The book claimed that if you raise your child on Molasses every day of their life, they would not have tooth decay.  MH says, “The book claims 1 tablespoon per day per child for LIFE!”  Furthermore, looking at the root cause of things, the most important point is the relation to the mother and child.

What if the mother took molasses every day while she was pregnant?

“The author of a molasses book states that if the mother consumes molasses, her child will be fully developed, it states if the child consumes molasses daily, it will never have a tooth decay.”– MH

We can infer, and I totally believe it to be correct, that the baby would naturally benefit in such a deep way.


I know of a community of Amish that make and raise their children/family on daily SORGHUM and I have seen their teeth and they are all SNOW WHITE. They tell me they have not used tooth brushes for 3 generations, they don’t need to!” — MH

MH further elaborates, “These poor Amish are barefoot, walk in goose /chicken poop everyday, they do not bathe….they do not wash diapers, they shake them out, hang them up and reuse them…in simple words, they are the dirtiest Amish you can find…..YET, their teeth are PERFECT!”

Signs of Health:

So when working on yourself, you just need to pay attention to the proper signs inside and outside of your body.  If you were to embark on a similar journey then by all means take the necessary precautions and responsibility while gathering all the knowledge you can.  We know that MH doesn’t value vitamins as they are a synthetic product.  And if we were to already be doing other herbs, you would have no scientific-control or criteria to determine what is creating the effects in your body.

Therefore, STOP taking all extraneous herbal products and vitamins.  Just try one or two tablespoons of Maple Syrup each morning and night.  See what happens and how you feel.  Try that for a week.  See how that affects your skin, your hair, and teeth.


Then try taking one or two tablespoons of Molasses daily.  Go slow…perhaps your body might only be able to take a teaspoon or half a teaspoon.  Only you know best.  After doing this, you may experience some or all of the following results:

  1. Hair becoming less dry and more rich, losing grey hairs, hair growth
  2. Nails becoming more clear and rosy
  3. teeth stronger, whiter, gums healing
  4. skin clearing up, wrinkles shrinking and scars begin to dissolve
  5. Not feeling so cold, body temperature normalizing
  6. Feeling like one can stand strong as an adult, spinal health, structure stronger
  7. Addiction to salt becoming less and less
  8. Cravings for chocolate diminishing

And if you are new to all this natural-healing lifestyle, it is quite possible to see absolutely no results at all.  Therefore, if that is where you are at, and you are interested in having better health, then you would follow the other protocols such as: a liver flush, a parasite cleanse, and later complete a 7, 14, or 21-day OJ fast.  This blog has tons of articles to explain MH’s theories much easier to understand.  Just type in a search word in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

And remember, the protocols for doing these cleanses will help you successfully navigate life’s hardships and one day experience your perfected natural-state of being.

Let me know how it works for you.  Post a comment.

Light & love,


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The Parasite Cleanse

As I read the Curezone forums, the biggest tragedy I see in cleansing are the same mistakes being made over and over.  I have gone down the wrong path before and literally lost thousands of dollars being FOOLED and LIED to by trash products and improper protocols for health.  The key to any parasite cleanse is watching how your body reacts to the powerful medication or herbal supplement you are taking.  Whenever you are doing a detox program watch for the dreaded Herxheimer Reaction.

The Herxheimer Reaction is a reaction to endotoxins released by the death of harmful organisms within the body.  It usually manifests within a few hours of taking a powerful herb or antibiotic as fever, chills, hypotension, headache, hyperventilation, muscle pain, skin breakouts and anxiety.

If you use one prescription medication or one herbal supplement without having a way to PUSH the toxins DOWN and OUT you will be in a big mess.  In the past, I noticed this Herxheimer Reaction in the form of anger and irritability followed by hunger pangs when trying to rid myself mainly of parasites.  The same thing occurred, but to a lesser extent, when focusing solely on candida.

Here is something I posted before so you can get an idea what happens when we cleanse the wrong way and then the right way.  When we have success it should be duplicatable for everyone.  Just know that the PROTOCOL for combating either candida or parasites is the same.  Here is my experience when the focus was basically removing excess candida.  They don’t teach you this upfront.

My experience:

In spring of 2005 I finished my own 21 day OJ Fast.  Before the fast, I started out at weighing 198 lbs and lethargic and withdrawing from life.  Before I came to the Ask Barefoot Herbalist Forum, I didn’t understand the correct guiding PRINCIPLES to health.

At first, I had the mindset of combating candida directly with powerful herbs.  It was a good fight for the first seven days or so but after that it was a losing battle.  I was happy that I had lost ten-pounds trying to destroy candida and I had assumed I was doing the right thing.  However, I could NEVER really lose any more weight than that, in all my attempts.

Now I was at 188-pounds but wanted to perfect my health even further.  After a certain point, because this detoxification process would occur too quickly, there was a Herxheimer Reaction.

This means the rapid die-off of the candida would lead to binging on the foods that contributed to the over-growth of the fungus or yeast in the first place.  After experiencing much irritability and then feeling hunger pangs, I would eat the wrong foods such as breads and chocolate and gain weight.  This would repeat itself over and over.  I would drop ten-pounds then gain four-pounds back.  It was as if there was this BIG wall that I couldn’t pass through.  The wall for me was 188 pounds.

The problem:

The consumer market has taken advantage of the population not knowing any better.  You take a product to fight candida…you see yourself losing weight or your skin clearing up… and you feel better temporarily.  You are happy at first but about seven to ten days later the body reacts wildly because the bacteria and parasites don’t want to die.  This is their defense mechanism.  You stop the product and feel better.  The next time you get sick you take the medicine again in an attempt to kill your candida.

It works for a few days and then the die-off rate is too fast.  Your body and mind react harshly and you reach for that candy-bar.  This “swing pattern” happens when you go to the extreme.  You cleanse to an extreme point and then binge.

Just before you indulge on something you feel extremely irritable.  Once you can’t take it anymore, you impulsively reach for all the wrong foods in order to feel better.  What can you do to stop this habitual process?  You have to be skillful.  First, you have to learn the reason why this happen then apply the right antidote to correct this pattern.

The solution:

After learning how to do the Liver Flush the right way and Deworming for 30 days in a row I was feeling healthier and down to 183 pounds.  I did about six liver flushes.  The first three times were done wrong.  Dr. Clark told everyone that they should lay on their right side.  This was also wrong.  Laying on my right side would cause pain.  The stones could not roll out easily due to the pressure and contraction of the body’s weight against the liver.

The last three liver-flushes were done correctly because I followed the Barefoot Herbalist’s protocol and Dewormed prior to the liver-flush for seven days straight.  I released quite a lot of gall-stones following MH’s advice:

– Without Deworming for seven days prior to the liver-flush you will NOT get any stones out.
– The proper way to rest after drinking the liver-flush formula is lying on the left side.

This time I felt absolutely terrific.  The stones came rolling out effortlessly.  Now, it felt as if there was a huge open channel between my liver and stomach.  These two organs were now working in a synchronous union that never occurred before.  With more space to digest, the flow of energy was really wonderful.

The combination of performing the liver-flush correctly, Deworming for 30 days, and the LBB (Lower Bowel Balance) would PUSH the toxins down and out.  I was becoming more confident as I got beneficial results.

The Barefoot Herbalist’s method could be trusted.  So I attempted the 21 day fast.  Each day I lost weight as the mud and toxins went DOWN and OUT the body.  I lost one pound per day for a total of 21 pounds.  I was down to 162-pounds at the end of that fast.  For nine months I kept up the proper food-combining protocols and the LBB capsules to heal and assist the digestive process.


One of the biggest mistakes is trying psyllium based products to increase colon health.  We all read the product description of how important fiber is.  We get excited and try a regimen and never understand that the information we receive is only a partial truth.  In the end, we realize how we have been duped and basically lied to just for a sale.  We never put two and two together before it is too late.

Usually we throw the product away rather than returning an open bottle and demanding our money back.  That is what the seller counts on for most of his sales.  And if you object he is ready to sell you something else.  Just remember that if you put Psyllium in water, you will notice after a few minutes it will turn into a gel.  If it is sticky like that imagine what it does to your insides!

“Dr. John R. Christopher teaches (his school) that Psyllium Fiber will “destroy” your colon health.  PITCH EVERY PRODUCT with Psyllium Fiber.  Dr. Christopher also stated that the Psyllium Fiber actually scratches the colon and can make it bleed and cause infections/parasites.” — MH

Colon health:

It is said that, “Death begins in the colon.”  Therefore, creating CIRCULATION is one of the key principles to understand and eventually master.  One of the greatest herbal supplements in these modern times has to be the Lower Bowel Balance.  Yet it is often overlooked by most people.  The LBB Formula was originated in Germany and utilized by Dr. Christopher and today modified and improved upon by MH, the Barefoot Herbalist.

The LBB Formula is designed to assist our body in removing toxins out each of the five elimination channels.  The five primary channels of elimination are the colon, liver, kidneys, lungs and skin.  Cascara was added for the colon health, lobelia for the lungs, and goldenseal root for the liver etc.

It takes time to get used to this LBB herbal formula.  With patience and moving towards a vegetarian lifestyle works wonders for cleansing and allowing your body to adjust to this herb.  Just go slow.  It will immediately produce heat inside of you that you may not notice at first.  This heat creates circulation to expel impurities down and out.

Your body will not do so well if you are still eating meat while on this product.  Since meat is already a warming food, just be careful taking this supplement with it.  I find it is best to take NO more than three capsules per day (one per meal) while still eating meat.  You don’t want to get overheated.  On the other hand, if you are a vegetarian you will take delight in the heating effect that is generated.  As most vegetarians get cold extremities, especially in the winter months, this supplement is important to have.  With this herbal formula, you learn to adjust and increase your dosage so that you will have a bowel movement BEFORE your next meal.

“The standard rule is to take enough to have 1 bowel movement per meal eaten and normally have a bowel movement 15-20 minutes after each meal.” — MH

If your stools are too loose, then you just cut back on the dosage.  It is that simple.  When your circulation is improving, constipation becomes a thing of the past.  However, when your hair gets dry that just means that toxins are going up and out the head.  To reverse this, take more LBB pills to get the toxins moving in the proper direction.

Note:  It is highly recommended to take the LBB with a meal and NOT on an empty stomach until you detoxify and heal the ulcers and your stomach settles down.

The pre-cleanse process:

  1. Move towards a vegetarian lifestyle.
  2. Take one Epsom Salts bath to replenish all the minerals you need.
  3. Begin taking the LBB (Lower Bowel Balance) herbs to exercise the colon and move impurities down and out.
  4. Prepare yourself for doing 3 good liver flushes following the Dr. Hulda Clark’s recipe.
  5. Deworm and remove candida/parasites for 30 days straight with MH’s dewormer.

If you feel better and successful after this, we have a responsibility to teach others the safe way to get back to health.  Then you can read and research how to undertake the OJ Fast.  If you feel guided then you can commit to a 3, 7, 14, or 21 day OJ Fast to increase your health even further.  Once we can duplicate proper results then it is important to share the correct methods for the benefit of others.

hope that helps!

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Conscious Parenting

It’s hard to imagine what highly evolved spiritual beings would want to incarnate into today’s world.  They would have to be very brave indeed to be born in these degenerate times.  Presently, we are fortunate to have the Barefoot Herbalist to rely on for proper health.  He has one main axiom which is: “One cure, cures all.”

He states that stagnation or constipation is the root cause of physical disease.  Once this is thoroughly understood and accepted then one can begin applying the proper antidotes for better health.

The image of the caduceus medical symbol to the right is a clue for health.  It represents the central channel in the middle and the left and right channels to the sides.  This is the structure of the autonomic nervous system seen from a spiritual point of view.

Once the central-nerve is open and the energy or blood circulates freely through that meridian, then one can truly say the nervous-system is healed and strong.  As the Barefoot Herbalist tells us – circulation is key.

On a physical level, some of the proper ways to increase circulation are Herbs, the Liver Flush, the Sitz bath, and Rebounding.  On an energetic level, some of the recommendations to increase circulation are Reiki, Chi-kung, and Pranayama.

Family planning:

If you are planning on having a child it would be wise to compare and view these two births.  The first video is a normal Medical birth that on the surface seems fine.  But, to a highly trained eye is much too invasive for the baby’s delicate body and nervous-system to handle.  The second video is a Natural Water birth which is only a five minute video that will evoke your emotions.

If we have suffered greatly in our own life we would naturally come to the conclusion that we don’t want our own children to suffer.

The video will make you teary-eyed since we never realized that birthing could be so beautiful.  It is sad and disappointing that televised births have really conditioned our minds to fear this as something that is extremely painful.  It doesn’t have to be this way.

Preventative care:

How do we get past our deep fears since doctors tell us one thing and alternative medicine doesn’t have a clear road-map for good and proper health? 

Finding the truth about health is nearly impossible since everyone has a vested interest in getting rich.  Of course, not everyone is bad person but most have an incomplete understanding.  It’s a tough world we live in when people don’t live with a proper code of honor and don’t take the time to investigate the root causes of disease.  However, we are fortunate right now that two Master Herbalists on the CureZone website.  They have voiced their views and methods to natural living and get results with preventative care.

The first is MH – the Barefoot Herbalist and the other is Dr. Mom.  They are both Dr. Christopher trained who is considered to be the father of modern herbal medicine.  If you want a female perspective, from a mother of fifteen and grandmother of thirty-seven, then Dr. Mom is a good choice.  If you want a male perspective, who is bold and isn’t afraid to tell you how it is, then MH is the one to look at.  Both are controversial figures to those whose opinions are set in stone.  However, if you are rational person and willing to follow the correct PRINCIPLES to health, you will discover a way of life that will benefit you and your family.

About Immunizations:

Are vaccines causing drastic health problems?

It’s up to you to do the research and make an educated decision.  Most of us healers don’t object to homeopathic methods in healing.  What we object to are the heavy base metals and animal bi-products that can cause damage to the nervous-system and deterioration of the mind found in modern vaccines.

A new study suggests about 1 in 38 children have traits of autism, higher than a previous U.S. estimate of 1 in 100.

In my experience, in the classroom for over fourteen years, and seeing thousands and thousands of different children; I have never met one that was innately joyful and whole.  Only a few years ago do I remember meeting one boy on retreat who was about eight at the time.  It was amazing to see someone so naturally happy at his age.  Later on, I asked the mom if he was vaccinated.  She went on to explain that he wasn’t vaccinated at birth but at age four he was.  I thought that was quite remarkable.  It would seem that once the body is much older, a child’s nervous-system is strong enough to handle any of life’s difficulties with ease.

Compassionate Mothers:

Lastly, in honor and dedication to my own parents I wanted to share what the Buddha had to say about how much love mothers really do have for bearing and raising children:

“For ten months while the mother is with child, she feels discomfort each time she rises, as if she were lifting a heavy burden. Like a chronic invalid, she is unable to keep her food and drink down. When the ten months have passed and the time comes for the birth, she undergoes all kinds of pain and suffering so that the child can be born. She is afraid of her own mortality, like a pig or lamb waiting to be slaughtered. Then the blood flows all over the ground. These are the sufferings she undergo.”

“Once the child is born, she saves what is sweet for him and swallows what is bitter herself. She carries the child and nourishes it, washing away its filth. There is no toil or difficulty that she does not willingly undertake for the sake of her child. She endures both cold and heat and never even mentions what she has gone through. She gives the dry place to her child and sleeps in the damp herself. For three years she nourishes the baby with milk, which is transformed from the blood of her own body.”

You can read the whole sutra here: The Filial Piety Sutra

If you are already an expecting mom you can click here: proper prenatal care to find more information to help you on your way.  If it is already too late, then just click on my home page and learn some of the basic antidotes to get your child back to normal, functional health.


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