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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Soulful Soil–Miessence Fulvic Acids Giveaway!

 

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Once upon a time, the earth was rich with superlative soil, foliage and growth as evidenced by discovered humic deposits, opulent in fulvic acids. Fulvic acids are supercharged electrolytes, created by the soil microorganisms by microbial decomposition of the natural organic matter of prehistoric forests over 100 million years ago.

Fulvic acids are  powerful electrochemical transporter of nutrients, chelators of metallic minerals, aids in the absorption of minerals and nutrients and many more important functions needed for healthy plant life. Fulvic acids are very low in molecular weight, they are able to permeate cell walls, even mitochondria. Their low molecular weight lends to their super function capacity. They can pass through cell walls and are a super detoxifier, cleaning out cells. As more and more attention is being brought to this missing component in our soil, scientists are now calling it the missing link in our health.

Fulvic Acid Benefits

Studies have found supplementing with fulvic acids…1

  • Amplifies the benefits of other herbs by enhancing their bioavailability in the body.

  • Acts as a carrier molecule in the human system, helps in the transportation of nutrients into the deep tissues, and removes deep-seated toxins from the body.

  • Helps in energy production, reduces the recovery period of injured muscles, bones, and nervous system, and is used in the treatment of fractures.

  • Has the ability to overcome physical as well as mental stress.

  • Actively takes part in the transportation of nutrients into deep tissues and helps to overcome tiredness, lethargy, and chronic fatigue.

  • Helps in the absorption of iron into the body, making it bioavailable to bone marrow stem cells for blood formation.

  • Enhances the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood.

  • May be useful for the treatment or prevention of allergic diseases.

  • Is highly active against oral bacteria and possesses strong anti-inflammatory activity.

  • More! Click here to download the fact sheet.

Miessence Fulvic Acids©

Our newly released Miessence Fulvic Acids© is extracted using a gentle extraction process that uses molecular weight and not chemicals. The result is a fulvic acid content at 3% or 30,000 ppm that is concentrated, pure and clean. Currently the only other pure Fulvic Acid is a laboratory standard produced by the International Humic Substances Society ratio of 14-15, Miessence Fulvic Acids©  ranges between 17-20 currently sitting at 19, making this one of the purest fulvic acids product on the market. Ours is not a fulvic acid powder, but a liquid that can be used for external application.

How to Use Fulvic Acids as a Supplement

Simply take a teaspoon in non-chlorinated water, tea or smoothie daily. Our fulvic acids does not change the taste of your beverage, only the appearance. Because fulvic acids enhances the absorption of nutrients, it’s a great idea to take it with tinctures, sole and whole food supplements like InLiven Probiotic, Alkalizing DeepGreens and Antioxidant BerryRadical.

Who Can Take Fulvic Acids?

Children can take half the adult dosage. Because fulvic acids are a super detoxifier, breastfeeding and expectant moms are advised to seek the direction of their healthcare provider.

More about fulvic acids: The Soil, The Food, Our Bodies and the Missing Link

Watch the presentation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RXxD227Gqs

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****Three lucky winners will receive a bottle of concentrated Miessence Fulvic Acids and a consultation session with Hannah at TheOliveParent Organics. $100.00 value!****

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Friday, August 14, 2015

Salt, The Forgotten Health Food–12 Things You Didn’t Know About Salt

20150813_233800In the 1900’s a shift in cultural values was all that took to depreciate the tremendous value of nature-made salt. Machine-production was simply better than hand-made was the mind-set in those days. Refining salt, further cheapened the supply and rendered salt a dirty word to be avoided for the sake of health. Today, perceptions of salt, influenced by refined salt, is a far cry from the days of yore. Salt making was an art and craft of local artisans positioned globally. It was used to preserve food by brining and curing. The possession of salt was so highly prized, economies were based on it and whomever controlled salt-making had the upper hand. It was a symbol of power and a means to achieve it. Today, the organic food movement has revived the forgotten health food that is salt. Today, we are re-discovering salt in a way our ancestors couldn’t appreciate. With our nutrient-deficient soil and foods, salt, unrefined, can fulfill those missing minerals and trace elements we can’t get by eating whole, organic foods. We can maximize our nutritional standpoint, by fermenting with wholesome salt. It is only now we see the wisdom of the use of salt by our ancestors, as we (the organic movement) can appreciate the old time preservation of food with salt. Here are twelve facts about salt you probably didn’t know…

 

1. Raw Salt is a health food. Salt contains sodium chloride and trace elements to balance it out, in raw form. Our bodies uses the sodium in salt for many essential functions in the body, such as fluid regulation, nerve/muscle function and digestion. 20150813_234130

2. Salt is the only mineral we eat. In comparison, we consume vegetation, animals and various forms of sea life.

3. Salt is the only universal ingredient. While it is the only universal ingredient, it is the most varied. Nature-made salts come from all regions and reflect the uniqueness of a specific area.

4. Salt taxation funded the Great Wall of China.1

5. Refined salt contains up to 99% of pure Sodium Chloride (NaCl). 2

6. Out of millions ton of refined salt manufactured, only 6% is used in food. The rest is used in chemical manufacturing processes from plastics to medicine.2

7. Our blood is .9 salt. Our blood, plasma, extracellular fluid and lymphatic fluid are salted.1

8. Seawater contains every element in the earth’s crust.1

9. Nine of the top eleven elements in our bodies are among the top eleven elements of the sea.  Eight elements make up 99% of the ocean. Water: Oxygen (85.700%), Hydrogen (10.800%) Trace Elements: Chlorine (1.900%), Sodium (1.050%), Magnesium (.135%), Sulfur (0.089%), Calcium (0.040%), Potassium (0.038%), Bromine, Carbon (74+).1 I’m convinced there are more elements that science has not accounted for.

10. Salt and water are a harmonic duo that balances each other out. We use sodium in salt to regulate how the water operates and we use water to balance the concentration of salt in the body.1 

11. Our thoughts are salt. The 100 billion neurons in your brain contains approximately a million chemical pumps, each capable of transporting hundreds of positively charged sodium and potassium ions. The influx and efflux of sodium and potassium ions makes up the electrical activity of your brain and nervous system.1

12. We cannot live without salt. You can become a vegetarian and live without meat. You can omit grains and dairy in your diet and be just fine, but salt is an essential mineral our body cannot exist without.

I highly recommend the book “Salted”, the inspiration behind this article. It is well written and a captivating read that includes recipes and just about every aspect of salt that boggles the mind. Speaking spiritually and personally, if salt doesn’t prove that each and every one of us is connected to the earth in a way that is humbling and honorable, I truly don’t know what will. Here’s a quote that I feel aptly reflects the dilemma of today’s refined salt – a “savor” that has been lost.

“Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?” - Luke 14:34

Which points about salt stood out the most to you?

 

Sources:

1. Bitterman, Mark, Salted: A Manifesto of the World’s Most Essential Mineral With Recipes, Ten Speed Press, New York, 2010

2. Wikipedia – Salt

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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Soil, The Food, Our Bodies and the Missing Link

BuddingPlantSoilSoulWell I finally did it. I planted a garden last month. It marks the end of years of wistful thinking of “could haves”, “can Is?” endless reading, researching and questions. The biggest issue I had to overcome was the thinking that only expert gardeners can grow successfully. I came. I saw. I planted. And it grew. I am now officially a gardener. After years of sharing natural, holistic information on this site, I feel as though I’ve reached a circle of completeness, tying in the knowledge and now the experience of getting my hands dirty…planting a seed and watching it grow.

For the longest time, I felt it was imperative to learn how to tend and care for a garden. For one, to honor my mother’s legacy. She was wonderful gardener, tending the earth to grow tomatoes, rhubarbs, strawberries, watermelons, grape and much, much more. Secondly, I desired a hands-on connection to understanding my food and nutrition.

We are all products of our environment. This is an elemental and basic principle of life. Teach a child the way they should go and they will not depart from it. Pressure makes diamonds and practice makes perfect. When planting a seed, it is amazing to consider the life that is in the soil. It is teeming with purposeful activity. Tilling my garden for the first time ever, I saw worms, grubs, super small squiggly things, pale “baby” cicadas and other strange forms of life. Even smaller than that, microorganisms work hard to create enzymes for the plant life and foliage that we take for granted on a daily basis. They construct the habitat needed for the plants we consume for sustenance and nutrients. Each gram of healthy top soil has in excess of four billion microorganisms that manufacture bio-chemicals essential to plant and animal life.5 It is said that microorganism activity in preparing one acre of top soil expends the energy equivalent to 10,000 people doing the same amount of work in the same amount of time.5 In order for soil microorganisms to be healthy, all minerals need to be present in the soil. Studies show that they (microorganisms) provide protoplasm compounds for every living organism above ground1. What if those hard-working microorganisms don’t get all the elements needed for the perfect environmental setting?

Most of the elements in the soil are used by the microorganisms in making enzymes. A
shortage of elements means a shortage of enzymes. A shortage of enzymes means a shortage
of compounds catalyzed by the enzymes, and hence malfunction of enzyme systems in all the
life forms dependent on the soil mineral supply. The fact that Johnnie can’t read and that we
have a $200 billion annual national medical bill both stem from the same cause—a poor
delivery of elements from the soil in both quantity and balance1
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The Age of Chemical Agriculture

Today most of our top and subsoil have been virtually stripped of elements save for a few. To create healthy soil organisms for quality foliage, re-mineralizing the soil back to health is extremely vital. Once it was believed and determined that NPK (chemical) fertilizers could stimulate plant growth, the age of chemical agriculture was born. Chemical agriculture espouses, a now debated, solution that exchanges ions with plant roots and clay particles. While chemical fertilizers release enough elements to grow sufficient microorganisms, once it is used up, the production of microorganisms die off. Soluble industrial chemical fertilizers, processed from mineral deposits, act selectively. Dissolving some stones while leaving others unaffected. A stone particularly unaffected, silicate stones, form the bulk of the soil and contain elements useful to plant life, in silicone dioxide, which is glass. Glass is not affected by chemical fertilizers.1 The result? Some elements are removed from the soil and others are not made available.

Our Soil – An Incomplete Puzzle 

This unbalanced soil composition is also severely lacking in Humus, a black/brown complex of carbon containing compounds, in other words, decomposed natural organic matter. Natural organic matter is basically decomposed plant and animal matter. This decomposition is made up of several essential components, made available by soil microorganisms; Humin, Humic Acids and Fulvic Acids. The Humus provides a source of energy for soil microorganisms and soil animals. Healthy, fertile soil must contain carbon containing compounds to sustain the microscopic world that creates fertile soil and healthy plants. Fertile soil should have 28% of organic matter. That number has dwindled down to 2%.2  Modern, monoculture farming practices are said to have contributed to this breakdown, meanwhile, the residence time for these essential humic substances are:

  • Humin – 1,140 years
  • Humic Acids – 1,235 years
  • Fulvic Acids – 870 years2

Fulvic Acids – The Missing Piece?

Fulvic acids are supercharged electrolytes, created by the soil microorganisms via microbial decomposition of the natural organic matter of ancient forests and ideal weathering conditions over generations. Fulvic acids are  powerful electrochemical transporter of nutrients, chelators of metallic minerals, aids in the absorption of minerals and nutrients and many more important functions needed for healthy plant life. Because Fulvic acids are very low in molecular weight, smaller than humic acids, they are able to permeate cell walls, even mitochondria3, Their low molecular weight, lends to their super function capacity. Because they can pass through cell walls, they are a super detoxifier, cleaning out cells. As more and more attention is being brought to this missing component in our soil, many scientists are calling it the missing link in our health. Millions of years prior to the existence of chemical agriculture, the earth was once rich with superlative soils and growing conditions. This is evidenced by the discovered humic deposits, opulent in fulvic acids. The vegetation, then was also prosperous and affluent. We know this by the remains that formed into oil and coal deposits.5

Today our soil tells a different story in a different time. With our soil lacking in elements (minerals) and fulvic acids, it would explain why fruits and veggies purchased in the supermarket contain 5% to 40% less nutrients than they did 20 years ago 4.  It takes generations to create this refined and complex component. Simply composting our soils and gardens will not create the fulvic acids needed to optimize plant life.

The good news is fulvic acids are found in deposits in varying places. It is extracted to be consumed orally and it can be added to your garden for super organic gardening. I’ve been using fulvic acids in my garden. Here are before and after pictures of my cucumber plants.

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Fulvic Acids’ History as a Treatment

“Re-mineralization of soils would be of little benefit without microbes, the fulvic acid they produce, and return to better farming practices. Re-mineralization of our bodies without the fulvic acid that should be contained in the plants we eat, has proven just as useless. People are sick with degenerative and deficiency related diseases now more than ever. With fulvic acid supplementation and return to proper diet and farming practices these situations have the potential to be remedied.”5

The amazing benefits of fulvic acids is not a new discovery. Its uses towards health have been documented in the 15th century Ming Dynasty by Li Shi Zhen, a famous medical doctor. Using humic and fulvic acids as an active ingredient, Li Shi Zhen, applied treatment to infectious ulcerous growths.5 Prior to the 70’s, China used humic and fulvic acids in hospitals with success. Hundreds of studies and research papers have been published nationally in China and Chinese doctors now use fulvic-related medicine as a treatment.5 Doctors of the Himalayans have long claimed the benefits of shilajit, a humic substance rich in fulvic acids. The peoples of this region are known to live 100 years and beyond. The infamous, longevity of the people of the Himalayan belt is documented and now substantiated by leading medical hospitals and pharmacologists around the world.

The Marketing Hype

We live in a day and age where commercialism greases the wheels of our society. Because fulvic acids are super complex and refined, science is not able to duplicate nature’s elixir into a synthetic form and therefore it offers little opportunity for capitalistic gain. Fulvic acids are instead extracted from ancient deposits. As empowered consumers of a commercialistic society, we would be wise to understand HOW these substances are extracted to avoid falling prey to inferior products. The importance of quality cannot be overstated. Many of us that depend on products to maintain health, often times go for the least expensive, easily attainable, supplement. Typically inferior products lack the desired results and may even have an opposite effect…and we end up losing the very money we’re trying to save. The quality of a product…not the branding…will speak for itself.

Naturally, as investors in our own health we want something as close to the natural as possible. Ninety-nine percent of manufacturers use the acid extraction process which leaves a lot of salt, thereby creating an acidic product with low Ph levels. To combat low Ph levels, bases and acids are often added, adding further containments to the final product. Other companies use the water extraction method as an alternative. This method, while more ethical, is not any more effective. Ultimately, vitamins and minerals are added to provide a “benefit” and mask an inferior product. The International Humic Substances Society produces fulvic acids at a ratio of 14-15. A new product, Miessence Fulvic Acids, recently released in June 2015, measures at a ratio of 17-20, currently the highest at this time. Miessence uses a patented extraction method that extracts the fulvic acids by molecular weight, rendering this a pure and concentrated product without the containments and a Ph level of 5.5. To learn more about Miessence Fulvic Acids go to www.miessence.com/theoliveparent or contact me on the sidebar. New customers can receive a 5% discount on 1 or 2 bottles of fulvic acids. Simply contact me and mention this article.

Final Thoughts…

If I can get on my soapbox for one minute and implore those reading, to go outside today and dig into the soil. Get it underneath your nails and ponder the wondrous life that works for YOU, your family and loved ones. It saddens me to no end, how we, as a people are thoughtlessly, carelessly destroying the life within the soil…which can easily be considered the “soul” of the earth. Allow me to leave you with one thought-provoking quote from Justus Von Liebig, the father of chemical agriculture (PNK fertilizer).

“I had sinned against the wisdom of the Creator, and received my righteous
punishment. I wished to improve his work, and in my blindness believed that,
in the marvelous chain of laws binding life on earth’s surface and keeping it
always new, a link had been forgotten which I, weak and powerless worm,
must supply.”
—Justus von Liebig, late in life quoted from Encyclopedia Britannica , 1899;
removed from subsequent editions.1

 

Sources:

1. The Survival of Civilization – www.soilandhealth.org

2. ORGANIC MATTER, HUMUS, HUMATE, HUMIC ACID, FULVIC ACID AND HUMIN: THEIR IMPORTANCE IN SOIL FERTILITY AND PLANT HEALTH, Dr. Robert E. Pettit, Emeritus Associate Professor Texas A&M University – www.humates.com

3. Miessence Fulvic Acids Fact Sheet

4. Eating Your Veggies: Not As Good For You? – Time.com, M.J. Stephey, Wed. Feb. 18 2009

5. Fulvic Acids: Nature’s Perfect Medicine – InsidersHealth.com

Sunday, July 19, 2015

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