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Natural healing saved my life
from the June 2009 Star Beacon
by Ella T
Evidently when my mother
was carrying me, she must not have been taking any supplements, because as a
young child I was always catching colds, which meant I had a low resistance.
My parents, not being familiar with holistic healing at that time, permitted
the medical doctors to give me antibiotics, so I had my share of antibiotics
as a child and a teenager. I do recall that at about the age of 3, I was given
a nasty-tasting vitamin syrup, possibly Vitamin B, and that was given to me
because I was so thin and my parents were concerned about it.
I loved to drink pop as a
child, but I’d get leg aches and the chiropractor back then had mentioned that
I should switch to ice cream. Of course, back in the 1940s, ice cream was real
and not just a bunch of chemicals like it is now, and it had the calcium in
it, which helped stop the leg aches. The pop drew out the calcium in my bones.
Also, not knowing about
nutrition in my earlier years, I loved to eat commercial candies, which was
hard on the calcium also. Now, when I have a craving for sweets, which is due
to low blood sugar, I eat natural licorice candy and it stops the craving for
sweets. It is made from licorice root. Also, horehound candy is another one
that is good as a tonic for coughs, and it expels worms and is a diuretic. In
this way I am avoiding the poor quality of sugar, food coloring qnd
preservatives in the commercial candies, and getting a health benefit as well.
At the age of 13, I was
having a lot of vaginal discharge and that came from the antibiotics that had
been given to me so many times in my younger years for the colds. Of course,
nothing was done about giving me acidophilis to keep the healthy bacteria so
that the antibiotics wouldn’t destroy them and cause more damage. Acidophilis
would have been very helpful, and is helpful, especially if a person is on
So with all of that going
on, along with having my appendix taken out, my one ovary was also removed. If
acidophilis had been given to me, I am sure I would still have the one ovary.
Of course, the surgeon said I would never have children and that the other
ovary would have to come out later. I am now 56 and still have my other ovary,
and I did have two children. The surgery occurred about 1953 and I was put on
hormones at the age of 13. From the hormones I gained weight from water
retention. At that time only estrogen was given without the progesterone. I’d
go on a high from the shot of estrogen and then go down in a slump, and have
withdrawal. Mentally it was hard being “normal” in my teen years and not able
to participate in many school activities, due to not feeling normal like the
From being given the
hormones, it caused my thyroid to be underactive and I’d feel tired all of the
time, had lack of interest, and slept late. It really made my parents wonder
why I was always so tired, so my mother’s grandparents, who lived about 40
miles from us, knew of a chiropractor whom they had gone to. He was into
herbs, vitamins, minerals, colonics, and other therapies. This was my real
introduction to feeling good. He gave colonics, which cleansed the bowels of
toxins and water from the system. He put me on so many supplements, herbs,
glandulars for my ovary that was left and for my thyroid, and after a while I
felt so good (without hormones) most of the time that I finally found out what
feeling good really meant.
Now, if I have a yeast
infection, I make my own herbal boluses and use herbal douches, which can also
be used for cysts and tumors, which I’ve used successfully. I find the cooling
herbs good to get rid of breast cysts also. For onset of colds or flu, I and
members of my family and friends use echinacea and golden seal, and it gets
rid of it quickly. Also I have found that for itching hemmorhoids, a salve of
aloe vera and golden seal is very beneficial. My husband was having a time
with itching hemmorhoids and he used the salve, and in a few days the itching
In the early 1960s, I got
hepatitis at a hospital where I was working. All of the other nurses had gone
to get care at a regular hospital, and I chose the holistic way to get well. I
was so sick that my eyeballs even turned yellow, and I had to be in
quarantine. I was so sick that I was wondering if I was going to live. I had a
bad fever that the chiropractor had to work hard to break with colonics,
bioflavonoids, Vitamin C and herbs. I couldn’t eat for quite a while, due to
no appetite and the fever, but when I was allowed to eat, I started eating
baked potatoes with nothing on them and then, when I could eat meat, it had to
be broiled or baked.
I had to return to the
chiropractor, 40 miles away, with the help of neighbors, often. They took me
back and forth many times until I felt better. I had liver damage, poor
digestion (which has affected me to this day) and have to be on digestants and
use special herbs for my stomach also. For water retention I use diuretic
herbs. I studied herb books for many years, due to all of the sickness, and
learned much to keep myself out of a surgeon’s hands.
In 1992 I was told I had
gallstones and I got busy with my books and had some ultrasound done and read
until I couldn’t read any more. I quit using a cheap oil capsule that I was
taking internally, and got on some herbs, especially for gall bladder, and I
have not had any trouble since.
Due to a bad car accident in 1991, I had multiple injuries and felt real sick
from the injuries, plus the chemical drugs that were given to me. Once again I
felt I had to resort to natural healing herbs to start feeling better again. I
found that white willow bark is very good for pain and hawthorn is very good
to strengthen the heart, as well as for digestion. My husband was having a
time with his cholesterol not wanting to go down, and it was hard on his
heart. After he started taking some hawthorn, he wasn’t having pain in his
heart and he could work more than usual. He had had a mild heart attack before
he started taking hawthorn, and now is doing better.
The car accident I was in
caused such an impact on my body that every day I am reminded in some part of
my body where the damages are, and with the knowledge I have gained from
chiropractors along the way and a lot of herb books with some old herb
remedies, I usually know what I need for whatever is ailing me, if I just
listen to my body!
As a child my folks and I
had the privilege of meeting a man who had been raised around Indians. This
old man had the knowledge to heal tumors and cancers with certain herb
remedies he had learned from the Indians. He was helping so many people that
the medical doctors were always trying to put him in jail. They did not
succeed, but always got close to it. He believed in ridding the body of
toxins. By the way, bowel cleansing originally started with the Indians. When
the body is rid of toxins, then the herbs take hold and work faster. I
remember when this doctor had my mother take special herbs to get rid of
gallstones. She got rid of them and I still have them in a container as a
reminder of what these herbs did for her. The Indians are great teachers of
wisdom, as are the Orientals.
When the Indians were in
the wilderness with no doctors around, they depended on herbs to get well.
Just as I and others have done, I do know that there are special herbs to cure
cancers, as some are caused by parasites, whereas the M.D.s are still looking
for a cure, or say they are looking for a cure. Simple herbs out there can
I know the feeling of
being so tired from toxins in the body and, with the help of herbs, glandulars,
colonics, they really helped me a lot. When the bowels are plugged, it causes
a person to be sluggish physically as well as mentally. With the help of
certain herbs, to get rid of toxins through the elimination process, then a
person has more energy and can even think clearer. As above, as it is below.
It even clears up the sinuses. By getting things to move out, our thinking
even clears. When I’ve felt jumpy, I know I can depend on some hops tea or
Valerian. Valerian is a good antidepressant, without side effects.
The Orientals are great
believers in ginseng, and I found out why. After a couple of minor surgeries
in the 1970s, I learned that ginseng was good to take out the effects of
anesthesia and was also very healing, so I decided to give it a try. I used it
after the surgeries and found my energy coming back as it had removed the
anesthetic effect, therefore causing my body to heal faster.
Then my mother got her
arm caught in an old-type washer with a wringer on it. She got her arm caught
in a sheet while wringing it out on the wringer. The first time was in the
1940s, which the doctor at that time put on salve and gauze. The second time
the doctor wanted to do surgery and amputate the arm. Living about 600 miles
away from her at that time, I decided it was best to come and do what I could
do for her to save her arm. We talked the doctor out of the amputation and the
other option was to graft skin from her thigh to her arm. This was done
successfully and that is when I had her take a strong dose of ginseng to start
getting rid of the anesthetic in order to speed up the healing process and
give her energy. In two weeks’ time, she went for a follow-up checkup and the
doctor said he couldn’t understand why her arm healed so fast. Of course, my
mother and I kept quiet, but we knew why it had healed so fast. It was the
I had the privilege of
caring for my dear mother in her last years with me, and I worked on her blood
pressure, using herbs, successfully lowering it and keeping her resistance up
with certain herbs. She lived a little beyond her 90 years, as good-looking as
she ever was, and I contribute some of that to all of the different herbs she
had been taking.
I am 56 years old and I
still get compliments on how young I look, and I give credit to the herbs for
that, too. Herbs can do so much for us, and in closing my story, in order to
have GOOD HEALTH, a person needs to treat their body and mind as naturally as
they can, for by putting chemicals into it weakens the body, and the body has
to fight all the harder to survive, and with herbs they FEED the body and
mind, therefore building it up.
Prevention is the secret.
Doing all one can do to prevent illness is the secret of a long life.
For example, what would
happen if we didn’t empty our kitchen garbage cans for months, and we kept on
throwing more and more food on top of the old? Wouldn’t all of our homes start
smelling like a garbage dump? The same thing happens with a constipated,
clogged-up colon. The toxic wastes don’t have anywhere to go, so they build up
in the bowel. The poisons go into every cell in the body, causing DIS-EASE.
Things like constipation, fatigue, bloat, acne, lower backache, body odor,
poor memory, depression, and more come from toxic wastes in the body.
Every tissue in the body
is dirty, the blood is dirty, and so are the organs and tissues. With so many
chemicals and preservatives in our food, I encourage anyone with health
problems to take time to listen to their body and find out what it is needing.
Believe me, all I’ve been through with my health, I know. Cleansing the body
is very important — and it does work.
TO BE CONTINUED
Ella T. is an alternative
health practitioner who resides in Colorado. She offers nutritional
counseling, hydrotherapy, detoxification using colonics and Aqua Chi (through
the feet). Next month she will reveal her success story in her battle with
cancer in the last couple of years. You may send letters or donations to Ella
T. through The Star Beacon, 216 Sundown Circle, Pagosa Springs, CO 81147.
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