Monday, November 8, 2010

Nettles and pictures

Last August I had terrible hay fever and a friend told me about nettles. I dragged my feet with ordering them and eventually the hay fever was gone, so I didn't.

This last bout with anemia that I've written about before really was causing fatigue and shortness of breath. I was only supplementing with my regular dosage of iron and trying to eat iron-rich foods, but I was progressing very slowly. My friend reminded me of nettles again and told me it was full of minerals including iron.

I finally bought some. I've been making nettle infusions by taking a handful of nettles, putting them into a one quart french press, then filling it with hot water. I leave it sit overnight, then press in the morning.

It doesn't taste that great, so I add just a little honey. I find that they are really helping!! I'm feeling a lot better. I am seldom breathless and I have a bit more energy. I have also started taking two iron tablets, so that probably has something to do with it, but I know that the nettles are helping because shortly after I drink it, I have more energy. It's a great pick-me-up!

Google "nettle infusion benefits" ..... there are so many conditions this herb will help.

The other thing I've been meaning to write about is my reaction to pictures. As you know I used EFT/tapping, which has a free manual you can download, to overcome some emotional trauma.

Recently my mom has posted pictures of my childhood. Some of these pictures reminded me of things I had forgotten. I have tapped and tapped to overcome trauma that has to do with the people in the pictures, but not for these specific incidents. I'm going to be incorporating tapping again now that I have been reminded. As it is now, there are pictures I can't bear to look at.

Dr. H in NY believes emotional trauma is important to treat in healing, and I've found that to be true in my case. As you know, I'm healthy and living normally, but you also know I still am working on detox and I obviously still have imbalances since I'm still supplementing iron, KPU, and thyroid. Maybe I'll always have to supplement those, but maybe someday my body will function better on its own. :)

I'll keep you posted on how it goes with the nettles and tapping.

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