Sunday, July 2, 2017

Why I Am a Mormon


Why I Am a Mormon

 

The short answer is that my great-grandfather heard the gospel preached in Wales in the spring of 1844. His two cousins, Hopkin and David Mathews, came into the village preaching the Mormon doctrine. They heard how in 1820 a young man by the name of Joseph Smith, who after reading James 1:5 in the Bible went into a grove in Palmyra, N.Y., to pray about which church was true.  There he saw God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ whose glory and light were beyond description.  He was told that he should join none of the churches, but that through him the church of Jesus Christ would be restored to the earth.  It would be restored by a process of revelation and by translating the Book of Mormon.  My grandfather and his wife were convinced this was true. I am convinced that it is true because by the power of the Holy Ghost the spirit has born witness to me. I have walked through that sacred grove and know without a shadow of a doubt that God the Father and that His son, even Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith.  I bear testimony that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and is another testament of Jesus Christ and His dealings with an ancient people on the American Continent.  

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"A Parable of Immortality" by Henry van Dyke.


I am standing by the seashore.
A ship at my side spreads her white sails to the morning breeze
and starts for the blue ocean. ...
She is an object of beauty and strength,
and I stand and watch
until at last she hangs like a speck of white cloud
just where the sun and sky come down to mingle with each other.

Then someone at my side says, 'There she goes!
Gone where? Gone from my sight - that is all.
She is just as large in mast and hull and spar
as she was when she left my side
and just as able to bear her load of living freight
to the places of destination.
Her diminished size is in me, not in her.
And just at the moment when someone at my side says,
'There she goes! ' ,
there are other eyes watching her coming,
and other voices ready to take up the glad shout :
'Here she comes!'

Death, the journey beyond life..


Death-The Journey beyond life-

 

There are remarkable similarities between birth and death.
Elder Bruce R. McConkie (LDS Church leader) said:
"We know that this great plan of progression
called for birth which would provide a mortal
tabernacle for our eternal spirits, and for a death
which would free those spirits from the frailties,
diseases and weaknesses of mortality."
The words birth and death both describe movement.
Birth describes our movement from the spirit world to
mortality. Death describes our movement from mortality
to the spirit world. With each movement we terminate our
existence in one place and initiate our existence in another.
When God sends forth a tiny soul
To learn the ways of earth,
A mother’s love is waiting here—
We call this wonder— birth.
When God calls home a tired soul
And stills a fleeting breath,
A Father’s love is waiting there
This too is birth— not death

Monday, May 15, 2017

Seeking After Our Kindred Dead

Today I went to the Riverton Family History Library & found five names of children from Holland who needed to be sealed to their parents. They all died before they were 6 years-old. My heart ached for their parents. I felt them so so close to me. As I thanked the good brother who reads Dutch and helps me each week on Dutch records from Wie Was Wie said to me, "As missionaries we go out and knock on doors and are lucky if we find one or two people a week to teach. Here, we sit in the library for several hours and find from three to 8 people who need their temple work done and who need to hear the gospel on the other side."
If you want to feel "the Spirit," seek to find your ancestors.

Why I Don't Use Lead Paint Anymore

 
It has been nearly 50 years since I painted my grandmother's bathroom with a moss-green colored paint. I was a young mother and my son played in the living room as I painted, not knowing I was using a lead-based paint in a closed room.
I felt light headed as I drove home but just thought I was tired. I fell alseep quickly that night and was awakened to an incredible terrifying feeling of panic, I could feel my spirit being pulled out of my body and I was bound down. I could not move a muscle, I could not say anything or make any sound.I wanted to cry out but could not. I could see my head on the pillow, but could not help myself. Then it came to me and in my mind's eye I saw myself raising my hand to the square and in the name of the Lord I dismissed the spirit that had bound me down. Immediately my spirit returned to my body and I felt an incredible...spiritual light fill the room and fill me with peace and amazing Christ-like love.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Fish Oil Essential for Depression and Mental Health


 Patty Butts, Ph.D, LPC
Omega-3s are a safe, simple, natural treatment for depression, mental health, and enhancing mood without side effects. Andrew Stoll, a psychiatrist and director of the Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory at McClean Hospital, is author of the book The Omega-3 Connection. The book is designed to educate about benefits of fish oil and help readers restore their natural balance of omega-3 fatty acids, which are found in high concentrations in the brain.
Over the past century, people in the United States have largely eliminated omega-3 fatty acids from their diet, due to the huge consumption of processed foods and a low-fat diet craze.
However, there is reason to be concerned about bad fats. Sixty-eight percent of people die from three degenerative diseases that involve fatty degeneration. They include cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Some fats are absolutely required for good health, while others detrimental. The most dangerous fats are those found in margarines, shortenings, heated oils, cheese, and some meats, but we need the healing fatty acids. Omega-3s are essential for optimal function of every cell in our bodies and we cannot manufacture them internally. They can be obtained only through our diet.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I have seen amazing positive results with depressed persons who are taking fish oil supplements. I think that the Kyani Sunrise,
with the Vitamin E tocotrienols and Omega 3’s may be one of the best fish oil supplements on the market.
Stoll, on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, was interested in alternatives for bipolar patients. He conducted extensive searches on medical research papers to find substances with properties similar to standard mood stabilizers, lithium and valproate. After he and his colleague, Dr. Emauel Severus, reviewed hundreds of papers, they pulled up one match time and again—common fish oil.
Fish oils are already known for their roll in preventing heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Crohn’s disease. They may also be responsible for protecting against arthritis, diabetes, and some psychiatric disorders. The brain requires more omega-3 and fatty acids than any other system in the body. According to Dr. Stoll, without omega-3s, the brain cannot function normally, so even the most powerful antidepressants will be unable to improve mood. For optimum health, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids should be eaten in nearly equal proportions. Omega-6 fatty acids are contained in vegetable and seed oils, including olive oil, sunflower oil, and safflower oils. Omega-3s are more difficult to obtain, and are most often from fish oil. Flax oil and seed contains some Omega-3s.
In addition, omega-3s are safe and effective supplements for pregnancy, nursing mothers, and postpartum depression. Blood levels of omega-3s decrease during the later stages of pregnancy and stay low, because the fetus receives these essential lipids preferentially (especially if there is a shortage). Lack of omega-3s can damage a mothers health after birth and cause major postpartum depression. These fatty acids are so important in cell-signaling pathways, and are vital to the function of many brain systems, including those neural systems regulating mood and emotions. Research indicates that a lack of omega-3s during pregnancy may impair development of the visual system of a fetus, and may also compromise future intelligence.
Evening Primrose is another Omega 3 that is particularly helpful for PMS (premenstrual syndrome), irritability, mood swings, and cramps.
There is some evidence that attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be rooted in a deficiency of the omega-3 fatty acids. Researchers noticed that in two groups of children it was found that those who had omega-3 deficiency and ADHD had similarities. Both had excess thirst, greater frequency of dry hair and skin, and an increased need to urinate. When they tested the blood levels of the ADHD subjects they found that 40 percent had low levels of omega-3s.
Dr. Stoll recommends 1 to 2 grams (1000-to 2000 milligrams) of fish oil daily for health, mood, or cognitive improvement.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Overcoming depression

Overcoming Depression
Several times in my life I have suffered major depression. The first time was after the birth of my fourth child who was born two months after her father died. Grief and postpartum depression were major contributors. If I had known about fish oil supplements and how essential they are for brain health it could have helped me. Also, the homeopathic Ignatia is a good remedy for grief.
The second time I encountered depression was over 20 years ago when I ...had chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia for five agonizing years. Chronic fatigue is not death but it takes your life away.
After four years I learned that candida is a major player in chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia and Neem pills and a change of diet can help get rid of candida. An alkaline diet helped me recover.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nutritional Consultant with a Ph.D in Holistic Nutrition it has been my passion to help other people recover from both depression and chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Over the years I have counseled and consulted with hundreds of people who have recovered or improved their health by changing their diet and adding supplements I do believe that mental health and most physical health problems begin in the gut as discussed in the books, "Gut and Psychology Syndrome," by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
and also "Nutrition and Mental Illness, " by Dr. Carl C Peiffer.
I think if someone is seriously depressed they should have blood tests to check for histamine levels, MTHFR, hormones,
pyroluria. blood sugar, zinc and copper levels, and more, depending on the existing symptoms.
Elan light therapy can be helpful for depression. I have seen amazing results using "The Emotion Code," by Dr Bradley Nelsen.
The important thing is there is help available. Most people with addictions have high histamine levels.

Monday, April 17, 2017

We are children of God

We are spirit children of God and could not progress without obtaining a body. We had to come to earth to gain a body and knew we would have to face trials here on earth. Just as diamonds are forged and polished with trials and adversity, we knew we would face trials and chose to do so. We were promised if we did this well we could obtain eternal life. We were eager to do this and some chose more trials than others. We are children of God on a divinely appointed earthly mission...n and that mission was assigned to us by God. He has promised He will not leave us comfortless and He would guide us and help us. He has promised us peace....not as the world giveth peace, but as He can give. He loves each of us....reach out and touch hold of the hem of the garment of Christ and feel virtue (healing) flow through you. If you are depressed or ill, visualize doing this.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Confusion about Inflamation & Autoimmune


 In his book, "Life Changing Foods," Anthony William writes about the confusion about inflamtion and auto immune disease. Some understabd this o mean the body is attacking itself. . The term autoimmune is is a mistake. In Greek, "Auto,'means 'self" so the word is that your immune system is attacking your own self. Truth is, the body never attacks itself. It attacks pathogens because the immune system is going after an invader such as a ...virus, or other herpetic viruses or in some cases certain bacteria.
When inflamation isn't the result of an injury, it is also the result of a pathogenic invader. For example, in colitis, the shingles virus burrows deep into the lining of the colon, which prompts the immune system to try and fend off the Microorganisms.
Triggers for autoimmune disease are direct fuel to viruses already present in a person's system. Any antibody activity is your immune system actively attacking a pathogen, not your own body.

My Recovery from Liver Cancer

 
I believe in God not because someone told me but because I have experienced his love & tender mercy in my own life.
After five years of feeling like I had the drop-dead flu and my debilitating battle with chronic fatigue, I finally recovered and then shortly after that found out I had liver cancer...small growth, but it was there. I knew, and my medical doctor knew I could not do chemotherapy.You can read about my recovery from chronic fatigue at http://irecoverdfromchronicfatigueandfibro.blogspot.com/
After my diagnosis of liver cancer, I thought I was going to die and decided I would spend the rest of my life writing letters to our children and doing genealogy. It was while I was at a Church family history center where I had gone to sign up to do family history, that I noticed a large portrait of the Savior hanging in the foyer. Seeking peace, I was attracted to the portrait and His image. There was no one else around so I paused to look into His eyes in the portrait thinking I was going to die. It was then I heard a voice within me-- His voice....call me by name and say, "You are going to be okay."
That was 23 years ago. It brought me great peace and I was okay

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Prompting from Holy Ghost Saved My Sons' Life


 When my son, Ryan was a teenager he had an accident on his bike. He was riding down a hill
when a car ran a stop light and pulled in front of him and as he pulled on the brakes of the bike the seat of the bike walloped him
on the back and he shot through the air and landed on the grass next to the curb. My husband drove to pick him up.
When he walked downstairs he was very pale. He clutched his left ribs and headed straight for his bed. ...I asked if he wanted to go to the doctor. He insisted that he just wanted to go to sleep and he pulled the cover over his head. “I don’t have any broken bones, I’m not bleeding.” He insisted.
As I walked up the stairs, I felt impressed to call the doctor. The nurse didn’t take it too seriously since he wasn’t bleeding or didn’t have any broken bones. But when I said I’d just take him to the hospital she had the doctor on the phone in a few minutes. I was surprised at the words that came out of mouth. “I think he has a ruptured spleen.”
When they took x-rays at the hospital, he did have a ruptured spleen.
If the Holy Ghost had not prompted me, Ryan would have been dead by morning.

I am so grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that has comforted and guided me so many times in my life. I want to testify that I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth, that the Book of Mormon is indeed the word of God, that Joseph Smith was a prophet and we have a prophet on the earth today, and that we are ALL children of God here on a divinely appointed earthly mission.

Candida and alcoholism frequently occur together and perpetuate one another.

Candida and alcoholism frequently occur together and perpetuate one another. It is unclear in some cases, which came first, the chicken or the egg; however, were you find one, you often find the other. This is due to the fact that yeast overgrowth can result in cravings for alcohol and the consumption of alcohol encourages the proliferation of yeast.

The following link discusses a  holistic approach to treating alcoholism.

http://www.alternatives-for-alcoholism.com/candida-and-alcoholism.html

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Don't Crush My Chips....Behaving Nicely

Don't crush my chips... I loved the talk on Root Tech today about the father, Hank Smith,  who has family rules on how to fight nicely.
1. Don't call names
2. Don't touch so...meone who doesn't want to be touched
3. No hitting, ,,,etc

....and other famil y rules.
You can express feelings and use "I" messages.
You can leave the room,

and then he took a bag of dorritos and said negative things to the bag. Then he squeezed the bag of chips and crushed a chip for every negative thing he said...Then he would hold the bag up and say the bag looks okay on the outside, but inside there are crushed chips People are like that.....on the outside they look okay, but inside they are hurting.
So they have a saying in their family...."Don't crush my chips...." when they feel hurt.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Nutrition for Muscle & Joint Pain and alternatives for pain relief

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Dr. James Balch in his book "Nutritional Healing," recommends these supplements if you have muscle or joint pain or have injured a ligament.
MSM - 500 to 1000 mg three times a day. reduces pain and inflammation for joint and tissue repair....
Bromelain: 400 mg three times a day between meals...it stimulates production of prostglandins & reduces inflammation.
Calcium 1000 to 1500 mg a day and use plant based calcium
(other calcium can build up in your arteries)
Magnesium 700 to 100 mg daily...very important
Curcumin....600 mg three times daily...reduces inflammation and aids in healing.
DMG as directed on label . increases tissue regeneration
Essential fatty acids, Omega 3's as directed on label.--speeds recovery
Manganese...15 mg daily...strengthens wounded ligaments and tendons
Potassium 99 mg daily vital for tissue repair
Multi-vitamin & mineral
Vitamin B complex
Vitamin C for tissue repair
Silica 500 daily needed for tissue repair and helps calcium absorption.
Vitamin D-3Seven

My doctor recommends Vitamin K also as prescribed on the bottle.
Vitamin K is available in green vegetables. Consume juices from raw green vegetables.
Boswellia is an herb good for reducing inflamation.
There are many integrative and traditional treatments for pain. Some may choose physical therapy, accupressure or accupunture with cupping, massage, ointments...osteopathy, hypnosis, self hypnosis, qi-Gong, energy medicine, electiric stimulators (on Amazon) emotion/body code (check out healer's library for practitioners, ozone therapy...are options.
Pain control using deep breathing or self hypnosis is helpful
My Journey with Emotion Code http://healingbodyspirit.blogspot.com/…/my-fasciating-journ…
Seven steps to reducing pain & stress.
http://healingbodyspirit.blogspot.com/…/my-fasciating-journ…
I like the book, :Chronic Pain Solution," your personal path to pain relief, by Dr Dillard. There are many other books you can find on line.
I think it is also important to try some form of exercise when you have an injury. Consult your physician of physical therapist. Inactivty builds up lactic acid in the body and will cause more pain. If you can't afford massage, have a relative give you a massage. Check out Dr. Stephen E. West in his book "The Golden Seven Plus Two." He recommends lymphasizing which involves deep breathing. Dr. West says most pain is lack of oxygen. He states that when you sit on a hard chair for a while you realize it stops circulation. Deep breathing helps move the blood around and it becomes more oxygenated.
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I am certified in the Emotion Code and have completed more than 140 sessions of releasing trapped emotions. So, what are trapped…
healingbodyspirit.blogspot.com|By Patty Butts

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Defeating Depression

Prevent Suicide
God’s love is there for you whether or not you feel you deserve love. It is simply always there.” Thomas S. Monson
https://www.lds.org/preventingsuicide/?lang=eng
Depression can be caused by anger you turn in on yourself, loss...loss of love, loss of control in your life...almost any loss, feeling guilty and feeling trapped.
There are also many chemical imbalances that can cause depression. It can begin in your gut....
Fish oil is the number one supplement "The Omega 3 Connection " recommends. I like Barlean's liquid lemon swirl. It tastes like lemon pie. 3 tablespoons a day.
If you are in a panic, I like Rescure Remedy, a Bach flower remedy.
Next, I like probiotics and I also like magnesium.
If you are not on antidepressants you may want to check out Zembrin.
Consult a Naturopath or D.O for natural remedies.
Google the candida questionnaire to see if you have candida. Neem pills help get rid of candida...it is a major player in chronic fatigue and also depression, anxiety and insomnia.
Exercise can help to dispel depression....Laughter can help,
Say "Cheese, " even a phony smile can raise your endorphins.
Write down what you are grateful for.
Do things for others.
You can buy my book used on Amazon for just pennies. "Defeating Depression & Beating the Blues." by Pat Webb


I love this Qi gong exercise on YouTube, only 13 minutes long.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=Anxiety+and+Traum+a+Release+Qi+

For anxiety, Look around you, find five things you can see, four things you can hear, 3 things you can touch, and two things you can taste.

Check out the July 2016 blogs for more information on overcoming depression.
Consider finding an Emotion Code/Body code practitioner on Healer's Library.
Do light therapy. Walk in the sunshine. Sing.