Monday, October 31, 2011

Cast Down But Not Destroyed

Last night I fell asleep at 7:30 with my light on.  I got up at 12:30 and turned off the light.  Then I got up at 5:30 thirsty and with a slight head-ache....but I got to feeling good right away.  I read seven of my Bible chapters first thing.

My Mom is out of ICU and in a regular room.  Word is she is doing better and is fussing at the staff.  Maybe she will get to go home in a couple of days.

I mowed grass today from 7:50 until 10:30.  I picked up yellow sapotes that had fallen off the tree.

While mowing, I thought about a song we sing at church. I was reminded of this song when I saw where the little yellow flowers I mowed down yesterday were already back again.  I also thought about the lyrics in connection with my Mom's latest struggle with pneumonia.

Now to thy praise, eternal King be all my thoughts employed, While of this precious truth I sing, cast down but not destroyed......Oft the united powers of hell my soul has sore annoyed, And yet I live this truth to tell, cast down but not destroyed....In all the paths through which I've passed what mercies I've enjoyed, And this shall be my song at last, cast down but not destroyed....When I with God in heaven appear there I shall him adore, Destroyed shall be my sin and fear and I cast down no more.

The kookaburra came out to watch me mow again.  He got a few treats.

John and I prepared lunch.  Ian joined us to eat.  Lunch was papaya, avocado, banana with macadamia nut spread, sapadilla, mango, purple star apple, young coconut water, young coconut meat, and grated coconut.

No word about Mom after lunch.  I sent John my room and board for November via PayPal.  I knitted a little bit on Ken's cap.  I'm trying to make my tension a little tighter so the cap won't be so darn big.    I read two more Bible chapters.

We had consultation with Ian at 2:00....Limit your intake of any commercially grown citrus.  It will never ripen.  Only organically grown citrus will ripen.

Eat fresh and raw only.  Fresh and raw require the least amount of energy for the body to digest...leaving more energy for healing and regeneration.

The natural cellular action of the body in every phase is to move towards homeostasis...balance...which is health.  This is going on all the time.  But if the body is having to deal with waste matter just to keep you alive, it doesn't have the energy available to regenerate.

A fire requires a good draft.  To enable the blood and lymph to flow through the body as it should requires activity.  Lymph action becomes less when you are sleeping or inactive.  Exercise and deep breathing enable that action to take place.  Leg muscles are your second heart.  All of our cellular structure is being bathed in mucous as it comes in to carry away waste.  Lymph, venous blood, and the mucous membranes work to eliminate waste.  If you are not active, this stream will slow down and waste accumulates.

If you don't get enough sunlight then you are not able to metabolize properly the foods you are eating.

Worry, anger and fear activate the adrenal glands.  This shortens your life based on how much you activate them.  If the body is dealing with emotional problems, it withdraws its ability to properly handle digestion and other functions.

Fasting 18 hours per day allows your body to best metabolize the food.  Only eat between noon and 6:00 p.m.

Purchased vitamins are a minor drug.  Vitamin C is ascorbic acid.  Problem is, ascorbic acid is NOT vitamin C.  We don't know what vitamin C is.  Same thing for the other vitamins.  We only know what we think the chemical equivalent of the vitamins are.  Fruits, vegetables, sunlight, etc. are complete and non-harmful sources of vitamins.

A tumor is an accumulation of toxic waste matter.  If you don't stop doing what caused the accumulation, the problem gets worse.  Medicine never deals with the cause.  It only deals with the effect.  Addressing the cause always requires addressing the lifestyle.

I practiced the flute, then finished my Bible chapters.  My Natural Hygiene lesson in the Philosophy of Nature Cure is about the treatment of chronic disease (part two).

Supper was tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.  We had jackfruit for dessert.  It tastes like bubblegum, and you can not chew it up.  You just have to swallow it.  You have to use olive oil to get it off your hands, because water will not take it off.  Not my favorite.
The question at the dinner table ....What is love?  My final answer was that love is a commitment to someone for their good.  I know that doesn't touch the surface of all that love is, but it is a start.  We all agreed that to truly love someone you must be a whole person in your own right and not be "needy".

Ian and I watched a Dan McDonald video on Starting a Raw Food Diet.  I showed Ian pictures on my Facebook of John's visit to my house last May and a video I made of Travis and me driving to Old Union.

I was surprised tonight with trick or treaters!  Halloween is not celebrated much in Australia.  Tina brought her two kids and four other kids from the neighborhood by to trick or treat.  I didn't have any candy, but I gave each child a package of kangaroo tattoos.  They liked them!  They were headed up to John's house next.  Maybe he gave them bananas.

To health and happiness.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Skyping Mom

I got up at 4:00 and read my eleven chapters in the Bible.  At 6:00 I went to the computer to check on Mom.  Good news!  My brother posted that they had removed the Bipap machine, her oxygen levels were good, she was fussing, and eating like a little pig.

Travis used his iphone to let me talk to Mom on Skype.  She still looks pretty weak to me, but everyone says she is much better.  It was good to see her, and she was glad to see me.  She said, "You are my darling girl".  I said, "You are my darling Momma".  Bro. Adam, our pastor, was there during the Skype call so I got to see him, too.  I got to be there via Skype while he knelt beside her bed and prayed.  So precious!

More bad news from Arkansas.  My friend, Mary, fell and broke her ankle.  She had surgery to fix it up and will be hobbling around all winter.  Total bummer.  Here's hoping for a speedy and perfect healing.

Qantas Airlines has grounded all their flights due to a labor dispute.  It's a good thing I am not having to get home to Arkansas today  I would be stranded.  God's mercies are new every morning.

I mowed grass today from 8:00 until 11:30.  Ian helped John feed trees.  After cleaning up, we had a wonderful lunch of papaya, avocado, yellow sapote, mango, banana with macadamia nut spread, young coconut water, young coconut meat, and grated coconut.  I was so full!

No news from Mom after lunch.  I trust she is still improving.

I typed my Pediatrics lesson on childhood diseases and sent it to John.  In Nature Cure, we treat the childhood diseases with fasting until the crisis is over.  Break the fast with fruit juice for a couple of days, then fruit for a day or so, then gradually back to regular Nature Cure diet.

We consulted with Ian at 2:00.  ...You must find the best food possible.  It needs to organically grown, if possible, but it also needs to be grown by growers who take care of their soil. Not all organic growers properly care for their soil.  The best answer is to grow you own food when you can.

The fact that you have a gut indicates that you are not in a very healthy state.  You don't have to look any further.  A gut indicates mal-nourishment...either not enough food as in third world countries...or too much food that has had the nutrients processed out of it as in the Western world.

It does not matter how much you sleep as long as you rest when you are tired.  Rest includes quieting the chattering mind.

Mushrooms are okay to add to salads.

Mom is still in ICU.  She is breathing on her own, but she is still on a dopamine drip to keep her blood pressure up.  I sure hope and pray she continues to improve.  God love her.

I started another knitted cap.  This one will be for my son-in-law, Ken.  I will probably do my son, Crockett, another one.  The first one I made him is pretty big.  LOL.

Supper was tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and a date.

I listened to a Bruce Lipton DVD about The Biology of Transformation while I knitted on Ken's cap.

To health and happiness.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Oh So Worried

I heard John drive off this morning at 4:00 a.m., but I slept good up until 6:00.  I started reading my Bible readings but felt compelled to stop and go check on my Mom.  My heart sank as I saw where Bro. Lanny from my church had sent out an email asking for prayer for Mom.  The messages from my husband, sister, niece, and brother did not look good.  The doctor did not hold out much hope that she would make it through the day.  At this point, I began to seriously consider getting a flight home.  I talked to Travis on Skype, but he could not really tell me what to do.  John's DIL, Tina, came over and gave me a cuddle and encouraged me to go on home.

When John came in from Cairns, I told him I thought I needed to go home.  We began to consider the options.  I have a return ticket for December 17th.  Perhaps I could move the date on that ticket up....Option 1.  Or I could by a new round trip ticket and plan on coming back here in a couple of weeks...Option 2.  Well, option 1 required that I call American Airlines here in Australia and believe it or not they will not be in the office until Monday morning.  Option 2.  I checked prices on-line and they were sky high and there were no seats available for several days.  I called John's travel agency, Flight Centre, and they found a flight for tomorrow for $4200.  That is very expensive.

I read a little more in my Bible chapters and cleaned out my Lugable Loo while waiting for more news.

Lunch today was watermelon, yellow sapote, avocado, banana with macadamia nut spread, young coconut, and grated coconut.

I spent the whole day checking on Mom on Facebook, trying to finish my Bible chapters, and thinking about and praying for Mom.

We had consultation with Ian at 2:00.  Every surgery limits more and more of your function.  The effects of injury are permanent.  They are there for the rest of your life.

Ian has been reading about our champion, Antoine Bechamp, the discoverer of the microzyma.

Once we change the internal milieu so the organ can function as it should, so-called "miracles" happen.  The body can heal itself beyond the wildest expectations.  Regeneration is possible.

The medical care of children is becoming more and more horrific as time goes by.

Leche League is a league to support breast feeding women.

In the afternoon, the news got a little better about Mom.  She is still in ICU, but the doctor raised her odds of pulling through from 1-2% to being in her favor.  She is a trooper.  She wants to celebrate Christmas with us, and she wants to go to the Grand Canyon with my niece, Bridget.  I'm still waiting to decide on what I need to do.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and a date.  The guys have three dates.  I just can not eat that many, usually.

One last check on Mom before bed.  My sister said she was better....better enough that she decided to go home and rest.  The hospital assured her they would call if there was any change.  I am hoping and praying there will be good news in the morning.

I finished my Bible chapters and finished CHH's cap.

Ian and I found six baby watermelons on the melon vines tonight.

To health and happiness.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Worried About Mom

The alarm went off at 3:30 so we could go to Cairns today.  Ian went with us this time.

First stop was Rusty's Market.  John bought papaya, sapadillas, tomatoes, cucumbers, bananas, avocados, oranges, and two watermelons.

Next stop was the radio station.  I got to use one of the computers to check on things at home.  I'm worried about my ninety-year-old Mom.  She has pneumonia and, of course, is being treated with traditional medicine...just the opposite of Nature Cure.  She has lived her whole life with medical care, though.  She is being given high-powered anti-biotics and kept in the hospital.  I am praying she will pull through, and we will have a wonderful Christmas together.

Most people view infection as an enemy to be killed.  In Nature Cure we see it as beneficial...come to clean up the morbid matter that robs our vitality.  Once the lifestyle is changed to stop causing the accumulation of toxins there is no problem with infection.  Mom, at 90, is full of morbid matter.  Her feet and legs are very swollen, her stomach is large....but I would not try to get her to cleanse at this stage of life.   It would take great faith to walk away from what she has always believed....and what most everyone else believes...and trust the process of the body.  She is such a fighter and has rallied time after time when others counted her out.  I would love to see what she would be like at 90 had she known the laws of nature all her life and followed them.  She would be a humdinger, I imagine.

Ian and I had to stop at the ATM for cash.  Then we went back to Rusty's Market and John bought us those fabulous sugar cane drinks.  John bought some coconuts to take home, too.

We went to the co-op where John spent $100 for pecans and dates.  Pecans are expensive here...twice the price of almonds.  John likes pecans better than almonds, though.

I mailed a package of my things home today...$160.00  Way too expensive.  But I mailed it anyway.  I already had it boxed up and ready to go.  It will save more room in my suitcase for little gifts to take home.

I went to the souvenir shop and bought some little koala bears, kangaroo tattoos, book marks, and caps.  My debit card was declined in the shop.  I walked outside and used it in the ATM and it worked fine.

Last stop was the laundry.  Then we headed back over the mountain to the farm.  Ian and I helped John put up the groceries.  Lunch was watermelon, avocado, and grated coconut.

My sister posted on Facebook that my husband, daughter and family went to visit Mom at the hospital.  They took her treats and she gave treats to the kids for Halloween.  It sounds like they all enjoyed being together.

Eddie went home this morning.  Ian's consultation was at 2:00.  Enemas/coffee enemas are not needed during fasting.  When the body needs a bowel movement, it will have one.  Only in extreme cases will an enema be needed.

Always remember that thirst is felt in the mouth and so is hunger.  Most people have never felt hunger.  The rumblings in the tummy have nothing to do with hunger.

Refined grains and sugars are in a chemically unstable state.  When you take them into your body, they begin to leach from your body the things needed to put them back into a stable state as much as possible.  This sets you up for the degenerative conditions so prevalent in our society.

In Ian's situation, he should never eat in a Chinese restaurant.  Ian can't afford to play around.  All Chinese restaurants use MSG.

A medical analysis is an analysis of disease.  They treat the disease.  We don't treat disease in Nature Cure.  We see the disease as the process by which the body is healing itself.  John recommended a book to read:  Confessions of a Medical Heretic by Robert Mendelsohn.  He says all of Robert Mendelsohn's books are worth reading.

In my own situation, I can remember when I was able to stop being afraid of my illness.  That was a turning point.  In fact, it is good to be thankful for the illness.  It is good to be on the positive side of things.  It helps to rephrase all the medical terminology we are subjected to into our terminology.

I read my Bible chapters this afternoon.  I worked on my flute.  Those high notes are giving me fits!  By high notes I mean F#, G, and A.  Do they go higher than that?  I studied my Natural Hygiene lesson on childhood diseases.  Dinner tonight was tomato, avocado, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans and a date.

I am pro-life.  I get uncomfortable when people talk about euthanasia.  The argument that we put down animals as a kindness, but fail to do the same for people is not convincing in the least.  If animals, in fact, have an advanced consciousness then we should not put them down, either.  In Viktor Frankl's book, Man's Search for Meaning, he makes the point that it is not all about what we can get out of life.  Sometimes it is about what life is asking from us.  So we should "man up" and be ready to live out our days with integrity all the way to the end without "checking out" because it is not fun anymore.  From a political viewpoint, laws on euthanasia will open up a whole kettle of fish regarding human rights and the sanctity of life.  Soon it would be the medical profession and the family members making the decision on whether this life is "worth" saving or not.

Societies benefit from the wisdom of its elders.  That is why it is such a shame to see our culture become one that practically ensures a weak and dependent old age.  What a blessing if we lived according to the laws of nature and could reach old age with a clear mind, a strong step, a firm handshake, and a willingness to lead.  That would make a stronger society than one lead by pampered or angry youth.  For a bright future for our nation, churches, and institutions we need to stop killing ourselves with our forks and our sedentary lifestyles.  The laws of nature and the laws of God go hand in hand.  Caleb, in the Bible, wholly followed the Lord.  At age 85 he was as strong as he was at age 45.

I knitted on the cap a little while after dinner.  I went to bed at 8:00.   Many prayers going up for my Mom.

To health and happiness.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

I woke up at 1:30, turned on my light and read awhile.  I'm reading Nine Dragons by Michael Connelly.  I went back to sleep and slept until 6:00.

When I checked emails and Facebook I found out from Sheila, my sister, that Mom fell and was transported to the hospital. 

I got a sweet message from DIL, Amy.  We are missing you, too!

My job today was mowing grass.  It's such good exercise, but my arms are still flabby.  Grand-daughter, Ashlyn, is concerned about my flabby arms.  Any suggestions on how to make arms look younger will be appreciated.  The grass looks nice, though.  Ian helped John feed trees.

I had a chat with Eddie about chronic fatigue syndrome.  It is such a debilitating sickness...totally curable with Nature Cure...but hard to convince people that change of lifestyle will make such a huge difference.

I got another muddy shower, then helped John prepare lunch.  I got three letters in the mail.  Happy Day!   Two from friend, Theresa, and one from grand-daughter, Ashlyn.  Ashlyn said Cool + Awesome + Excellent = Coolawesolent.   I think she is coolawesolent!

Lunch was papaya, star apples, sapadilla, avocado, yellow sapote, banana with macadamia nut spread, and grated coconut.

I read my Bible chapters.  I slept too late to read them this morning, so I read them after lunch.

We had consultation with Eddie at 2:00....Sauerkraut is the best thing to use for stomach acidity problems, better than hydrochloric acid or other remedies...Grains prohibit the absorption of some minerals.  If you want to avoid cavities in your teeth, avoid grains...Cold sitz baths can help chronic fatigue.  A person with chronic fatigue is not digesting their food properly.

We met with Ian next....Don't blend avocado or oil in the blender.  It breaks down the fat globules until they are so small that they are absorbed into the gut at a stage of digestion when it is harmful.  It is okay to mash them and blend them with a fork...just don't whirl them in the blender or food processor...Arthritis is the accumulation of waste matter in the joints.  As you eliminate the waste, the arthritis leaves...All vegetables are herbs.  Some are edible herbs and some are medicinal herbs.  Some herbs, such as parsley, can be considered edible and medicinal.  In Nature Cure we do not use medicinal herbs.  It is okay to eat the edible herbs in their whole form.  But don't use them to make something you don't like edible....Garlic is a no-no straight across the board...Ginger is also to be avoided.  Ginger is suppressive of the function of the digestive system.  Thus it gives the impression that it is calming down your digestion.  The relief of symptoms comes at a price.

More messages from home indicate that my Mom has been admitted to the hospital. She has bronchitis and is not doing so well.  I am worried about her.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, avocado, pecans and a date.

I changed the sheets on my bed and got everything ready to go to Cairns tomorrow.  I have a box of my clothes and other things ready to mail home.

To health and happiness.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Planted Corn

I got up at 5:00 to read my Bible chapters.

Travis called me on Skype, so I got to visit with my hubby.  It seems all is well at home.  He's going to get Magic Springs passes Sunday for 2012 for all the Arkansas family.  What fun!

My son, Crockett, had a raw food breakfast and posted a picture on Facebook.  I am one proud Mama.

I planted corn today.  One seed of corn was planted between each pineapple in the pineapple bed.  The corn will grow tall and the pineapples will grow down below.  Maybe I can try this in my little garden at home.  The only corn safe to eat is organic or what you grow yourself.  Most corn in the United States is GMO.  The corn I planted today should be ready to harvest in 100 days.  I won't be here to enjoy it.  I leave for home in 51 more days.

We had a water problem this morning in the shower/toilets.  For the last few days the water has been muddy brown and flowing in a trickle.  Today it stopped flowing at all.  John had to work on's patched up but not fixed.  I believe the problem is that the uptake valve on the pump at the river got washed away during the rain.   But whatever he did, the water is flowing really good for the time being.  It is still brown and smells muddy, though.  I took a shower and washed my hair in muddy water.  I guess I could go to the river...the water there is clear....but it is so cold!

I helped John put much around two trees.  I asked John why we put the amount of much we do around his trees, while Eddie says to put it on a foot thick.  John says it depends on your resources.  If you have lots of water and plenty of mulch, then you can put it on thick.  If you don't have the money to buy so much mulch, then you put on less.  Less mulch also enables your limited water supply to get to the tree easier.

Lunch was awesome!  Eddie came to the kitchen and ate with us.  We had papaya, avocado, yellow sapote, sapadilla, purple star apple, banana with macadamia nut spread, grated coconut in coconut water, and young coconut meat.

I practiced the flute and then knitted on CHH's cap.

We met with Eddie at 2:00.  One of the topics of discussion was the dental arch and the removal of children's wisdom teeth.  Eddie has heard of a treatment where they can widen the dental arch enough to allow room for the wisdom teeth.  The removal of wisdom teeth reduces one's chewing capacity by 20-30%.  Another concern is the indiscriminate use of braces on young kids.  The teeth are connected to the internal organs.  The whole body is affected by these dental procedures.

The body can heal from cataracts.  John's father returned from the war with one eye, one lung, and a body full of shrapnel.  At age 67 he developed cataracts in his only eye and lung cancer in his only lung.  Up until that time he thought that what John taught about a healthy lifestyle was off the planet.  But at this time he made an immediate and total change to the diet and lifestyle that John teaches...completely in harmony with Nature Cure.  His good eye completely healed of cataracts and he lived another twelve years.

We consulted with Ian.  John answered many questions for him.  John recommended he read a book about quantum physics called Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukov.

I played on the computer until supper time.  Eddie sent me the recipe for seed cheese.  I plan to make it when I get home.  Here is the link to the recipe.

Supper was tomato, avocado, cucumber, sauerkraut, radish, parsley, pecans and a date.  All four of us had dinner together....John, Ian, Eddie, and me.

Ian, Eddie and me sat outside our cabins and visited until after dark.  After I went inside, I knitted on the cap and read.

To health and happiness.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Missed Appointment

I slept ten hours!  I got up at 7:00, so I only read two chapters in the Bible before heading over to get on the computer.  I had an appointment to Skype with my Mom at 7:30 my time.  I checked Facebook and emails while waiting on the call.  At 8:30, I gave up and went to mow.

I mowed for two hours this morning, including around the melons and some of the fruit trees.  At 10:30, I went back to the office to see if I could still catch Mom on Skype, but it was too late.  Molly had left to take her home, Travis had gone home, too.  I got to talk to SIL, Ken, and grand-daughter, Ashlyn.  Also, said hello to grandsons, Zac and Braeden.  Ken and his dad played golf with Travis today.  They had fun.

John had lunch prepared by the time I got back to the kitchen.  Lunch was papaya, avocado, custard apple, sapadilla (aka chico-chico), yellow sapote, banana with macadamia nut spread, and grated coconut.

After lunch, I finished my Bible chapters.  I read twelve chapters today so I could finish Lamentations.

We met with Eddie at 2:00.  Fat soluble vitamin D is available to us from dairy and organ meats.  I don't want to eat raw organ meats, but I would love to find a source for raw, unpasteurized dairy products.  I am going to check out Stony Acres in Bauxite.  They sell raw goat's milk.  I'll have to learn how to make butter and yogurt and cheese.  I wish we could buy raw cow's milk, but the Arkansas legislature thinks they have power over the individual on what foods they should eat.

Consultation with Ian followed.  Itchy feet and legs can be caused during detox by toxins settling in the lower extremities due to gravity.... Any thickening of any part of the body....neck, fingers, etc., is because of the accumulation of waste that is not being properly eliminated.... People with pumped up muscles are suffering from a pathological condition.  They can lift weights, but they can not work as much as a smaller, healthier person....How much oil?  In the tropics, you don't need any oil.  In cooler climates you will use more oil.  You will need more vegetable oils and animal products in cooler climates.  Use a good organic, cold pressed olive oil....It is very good to eat sunflower and buckwheat sprouts.  These sprouts are grown in trays in dirt.  You harvest them by cutting off the tops and stems and eating them.....Cactus is a good food....Always feel free to mono-eat.  If the peaches are in season and they are wonderful, then you can eat only peaches for several days if you so desire.  The same would go with any other fruit or vegetable you might decide to eat.  Mono-eating gives your digestive tract a little rest, too.

I studied my Natural Hygiene lesson on Pediatrics - Childhood diseases.  In Nature Cure we would treat those diseases with fasting and rest.

Ian and I walked around the property, and I showed him where the trees are planted.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and a date.

Ian is an artist.  He plans to scope out a good subject tomorrow for a water color.

Eddie gave me his recipe for seed cheese, and I saved it as a word document.  But's not there.  I'll have to get it again.

I knitted on CHH's cap and read.

To health and happiness.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Learning How

I slept until 5:30.  I read my ten Bible chapters.  I have 560 more chapters to read and 53 days to read them.  It looks like I need to read eleven chapters a day, doesn't it?  Since one of the books I am reading in is Psalms, I can start reading three Psalms a day instead of two.

I checked emails and Facebook this morning.  My first job today was mowing.  I mowed until the mower ran out of gas.  Then I swept the porch at the dining room, weeded the melons, and helped John mulch one of the trees.

Ian walked for two hours this morning.  That's great!

John and I prepared lunch then got cleaned up for lunch.  For lunch, Eddie had 1/2 of a papaya as his introduction back into eating.  The rest of us had papaya, banana with macadamia spread, avocado, sapadilla, star apples, and grated coconut.

John went to Mareeba to take one of his lawn mowers and his weed-eater.  The lawn mower lost a wheel and needs some other adjustments, the weed-eater won't start.  He dropped them off at Honda for repair.  I went along for the ride.

I heard from my sister, Sheila, on Facebook message today.  She has lots going on in her life.  It was good to hear from her.

We had consultation with Eddie.  Eddie asked John about using spiralina.  John says you are better off eating greens from your garden or from the organic market.  Eddie found the fast to have many benefits for gaining clarity on questions that were on his heart.  He is ready to incorporate some of these insights into his life.  I remember reading how in the U.S. in years past we had leaders who would pray and fast before making decisions.

We had another long session with Ian.  John advised him against using any alcohol at all.  Also, he advised against using any grains.

Ian, Eddie, and I visited outside the cabins in the afternoon.  Ian has many questions about the lifestyle.  John is trying to impress upon Ian that in his condition he has to be squeaky clean.  Eddie and I were trying to re-enforce that and give him ideas on how he can live that way and enjoy his life at the same time.

I can't spend so much time chatting if I am going to have time to study my lessons and practice my flute.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans and dates.

I finished listening to the Eric Pearl DVD and started on a Bruce Lipton DVD...while knitting on the cap.

To health and happiness.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ian's Consultation

I slept until 6:00.  Imagine that!  I started the day by reading my Bible chapters.

I ran the mower today from 8:00 until 10:30.  When the mower ran out of gas, I  quit.  I swept the porch around the dining room after I put up the mower.  John prepared lunch, and I fixed Eddie's mandarin juice.

I took Eddie his juice, then got my shower.  John went for his daily dip in the river.  On his way back from the river he always walks by the cabin and shouts out, "Lunch in five".  I was here about three weeks before I figured out what he was saying.

Ian was nowhere to be found when it was time for lunch.  I looked in his cabin and in the office.  We decided to ring the bell up at the dining room and finally he came running down the hill from Jonathon's house

Lunch was delicious.  The food has tasted so good to me for the last couple of days!  We had grated coconut, custard apple, avocado, papaya, banana with macadamia nut spread, and sapadilla.  Ian was full of questions about the diet and lifestyle.

After lunch I checked emails and Facebook.  Not much from home today, so I played a couple of games of Mahjong Titans.

Consultation with Eddie was at 2:00.  Then we met with Ian for a very long consultation.  Ian is new to Nature Cure and has lots to learn and unlearn.  He is "building his house during the storm" so to speak.

Little things that came up during the consultation:
Your body can not digest anything that is more than 1 degree below body temperature.  Everything you eat should be body temperature but less than 105 degrees.

Don't live by an electric transformer.

Flouride is a deadly poison.  Don't use it.  It is a by-product of the aluminum industry, the fertilizer industry, and in the manufacture of high explosives.  It is used in rat poison.

Von Liebig's Law of the Minimum:  A plant's growth is limited by the least available nutrient in the soil.

Alcohol is a protoplasmic poison and we are protoplasm.

I practiced my flute.  It sounded awful as I am trying to learn to play high F, G, and A.

Supper was delicious.  We had the usual tomatoes, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, and dates.  Ian also had some celery from the garden.

Ian and I visited at the cabins about some of the ways he can incorporate the simple, natural lifestyle while living in an apartment in Sydney.  I suggested he find some markets where he can enjoy shopping for organic fruits and veggies; have lunches of ripe fruits and nuts; have salad dinners with sauerkraut, nuts and dates; find somewhere to exercise...maybe a Tai Chi class; find a church he can enjoy going to; pray; walk; be outside in the sun and fresh air as much as possible.

I watched some of the Eric Pearl DVD in the Living the Field The Biology of Transformation set while I knitted.  Then I read a little while.

To health and happiness.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ian's Arrival

John left for Cairns at 4:00 a.m.   I heard him when he drove off.  I felt sick to my stomach when I woke up.  Too many brazil nuts, maybe.  At 6:00, I got up to do my Bible readings.  At 8:00 I got up and dressed.

Travis called me on Skype this morning.  He told me about all the wonderful treasures he has found for me to sell on Ebay when I get home.

Eddie came over to the office trying to talk me into bringing him a juice, but it was time for John to get back home so he had to wait.

I cleaned my room and cleaned the Lugable Loo.

Eddie got his cup of mandarin juice to break his fast.  He was given a small spoon to help him keep from taking it in too fast.  My lunch was avocado, banana with macadamia nut spread, young coconut, and watermelon.  After lunch, I straightened the kitchen.

I'm wondering about the media blitz to convince people that Steve Jobs died because he did some alternative treatments for his cancer in addition to some traditional treatments.  I think it is just to frighten people into accepting their viewpoints and to make them afraid to seek alternative cancer treatments.  Steve Jobs lived eight years with pancreatic cancer using some alternatives and some years longer than pancreatic cancer patients using traditional treatments.  Here's to Steve Jobs for thinking outside the box in this as he did in everything else.  Today for the first time I heard he didn't REALLY have pancreatic cancer.  The story keeps changing to fit their agenda.  From my point of view, I'd say he lived at least as long as he would have with traditional treatment only, plus possibly he would have lived even longer had he done more Nature Cure and less surgery.  Steve Jobs was a long way from being pure Nature Cure.

 I practiced my flute for a little while.  Then we had consultations at 2:00.  Eddie asked about his knees that have given him problems for years with swelling and pain from time to time.  Explanation - Wherever the body's weakest point is located is where the toxins that the body is retaining will be stored.  The primary problem may be somewhere else other than the knees, but the toxins go to the knees....if the knees are the weakest point.  If one were to have surgery on the knee, then the body would still have to deal with the primary problem plus the effects of the surgery.  It is much better to treat the whole person with healthy lifestyle and living foods.

We had supper early at 3:00 because John had to go back to Cairns International Airport to pick up the new client.  Supper was tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, and nuts.  I cleaned the kitchen after supper.  I made Eddie his mandarin juice and served it to him at 5:00.

John arrived back with the new client, Ian.  Ian was put in the cabin we prepared for him.  Ian is a 54 year old man from Sydney who has prostrate cancer.  He will be here two or three weeks.

I watched the Dr. Rupert Sheldrake video and knitted on my son's cap.  Dr. Rupert Sheldrake reminds me of someone, but I can't figure out who.  It's bugging me.

To health and happiness.

Friday, October 21, 2011

True Hunger

I woke up early at 2:30.  At 3:15, I got up and dressed to go to Cairns.  Dressing for Cairns is different from dressing for the farm.  It entails a little eye make-up, lip gloss, and jewelry!   I'm sure my banging around getting ready disturbed Eddie, but it couldn't be helped.

We left for Cairns at 4:00.  At Rusty's Market we bought papaya, avocados, tomatoes, custard apples, oranges, cucumbers, and a watermelon.  We saw Carol there doing her shopping and chatted with her...mostly about the RAIN.

At the radio station, John recorded his program while I had computer time and wrote a letter to a friend.  At 8:00 I went downstairs into the Raintree Centre where I got some cash out of the ATM, bought two Bic pens, a yellow flyswatter, brazil nuts, and Pantene hair conditioner.  John bought toilet paper, paper towels, Ajax, a spray cleaner, a floor cleaner, and three brushes to use for washing dishes and cleaning the coconut grater.

We went to the post office in the Raintree Centre.  I bought a box for $4.00 to use to mail home some of my clothes and other things I won't be needing any more while I am here.  I completely forgot about mailing my letters while I was there.

John dropped me off at Cairns Central to get my hair cut at 9:00.  A young lady named Jackie cut it.  Jackie lives in Cairns with her husband who is stationed at the navy base here.  My hair is okay, but I don't like it as good as the last haircut.  It has eight weeks to grow before I'll be home.  Once I get back to Adolfo, my hair dryer, and my flat iron I'll be able to do something different.

I went to the Post Office in Cairns Central and mailed my letters to the USA.

I went into a souvenir shop and found some little souvenirs to take home.  I got a refrigerator magnet, some bookmarks, and some little koala bears.

John picked me up at 10:00.  He took me to Cairns Crafts where I bought yarn and knitting needles.  I got enough yarn to make two more caps.

We went to the laundry and dropped off our dirty clothes and picked up our clean ones.  I am so impressed with the ladies that work in this laundry.  They do an excellent job and are so nice!

At Neil Organics we bought a small jar of macadamia nut spread for $15.00.  I had asked John to buy some almond butter, but he thought this macadamia nut spread would be better because it has not been roasted.  It's good, too.  I had some at lunch on my banana.

Back at the farm, John parked in the garage.  He normally pulls up to the house after buying at the market so we can unload the car.  Right now everything is so wet, he didn't want to tear up the drive by driving on it.  We unloaded all the purchases into two wheel-barrows and wheeled them up to the house.  I cleaned out the safe and threw away quite a bit of food that had gone bad.  We put up the new food, and then had lunch.

Lunch was watermelon, avocado, and banana with macadamia nut spread.

The computer worked fine today, so I got to check Facebook and emails.

Eddie's consultation was at 2:00.  Today is his 15th day to fast.  John is going to break his fast tomorrow.  There are several indicators on when to break a fast.  One is when the tongue clears.  Another is when you experience true hunger.  Eddie's tongue has not cleared, but when he was thinking about sunflower seed sprouts his mouth started to salivate.  True hunger is in the mouth, not in the stomach.  He is going to break the fast with mandarins.

Eddie is an interesting person.  He is an electrical engineer whose passion is growing trees.  He has scoliosis, and that is how he became interested in health.  He had such pain in his back that he left college to go to work, because he could do physical labor better than he could sit at a desk.  As his health improved, he eventually completed his engineering degree with honors.

He started eating healthy while still young.  As he tried to influence his parents to change the way they eat they told him, "We'd rather die in our 50's and eat like we eat than to live to be 100 and eat like you eat".  His mother was diagnosed with stomach cancer at age 52 and given three months to live.  Eddie went to see her and she was crying.  He said, "Mom, what are you crying for.  You told me you would rather live to be 50 and eat what you eat than to live to be 100 and eat what I eat.  You got what you wanted.  You're 52".  Then he told her to come and live with him instead of going home with her husband.  He told her he would teach her how to eat and live and she would live another ten years.  She came home with Eddie and he took off for three months to work with her.  After three months he had to go back to work.  His mom then went to visit her sister and then went back home to her husband and began to cook for him and the rest of the family.   Over time she began to eat the foods she prepared for the family and her cancer came back.  The second time there was no turning it around.  She died after five years.

Supper was tomato, cucumber and sauerkraut.  I had eaten some brazil nuts in my room while reading my book.

I asked John why I had stopped biting my nails during my fast.  He said I must have worked through whatever had caused me to start.  I believe it was an inherited encumbrance because nail biting is prevalent on one side of my family and I started biting my nails before I can remember.  But even inherited encumbrances can be worked through.  Isn't that marvelous!

After supper I took my laptop to my room and watched a DVD.  I am watching a 6 DVD set called Living the Field  The Biology of Transformation.  Tonight I watched the second half of the Lynne McTaggert video and the first half of Dr. Rupert Sheldrake's video.  That's all the battery power I had.  While I watched, I knitted on my son's cap.  It's easy to pray for someone as you knit them something. It's therapeutic.  I didn't want to stop.

To health and happiness.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Gazpacho Soup

When I woke up at 4:45 the rain had stopped, but it was very dark.  I read my Bible chapters.

This cold, rainy weather continues on.  So far we have had over 6" of rain.  John worked outside some today feeding his trees.  My job was inside...putting together two bookcases.  John and I did the first one together.  I did the second one by myself.

It made my day to hear from my friends Mary and Connie.  They are both encouragers.

The down side of a solar hot water heater is the water is not very hot when there is no sun.  I got a lukewarm shower in a tiny drizzle of water.  

Lunch was papaya, avocado, banana, star apples, sapadilla, yellow sapote, mango, and grated coconut.  Everyone in Australia calls papaya paw-paw.

I spent a lazy afternoon listening to the webcast of the Sweet Adeline International contest in Houston, TX.  At one time my sister and I sang in a Sweet Adeline quartet called The Arkanstars.  It was so much fun. 

Consultations were at 2:00.  It was Eddie's 14th day to fast.  The bad taste in his mouth has disappeared within the last few hours.  He has started thinking about the food he wants to eat when he breaks the fast.  He's talking about a Gazpacho he makes with seaweed.  Sounds good to me.

Here is a recipe for Gazpacho Soup that sounds wonderful.  There is no seaweed in it, though.

Gazpacho Soup
4 tomatoes
1/2 med. white onion
1 clove garlic
Lemon juice
1 cucumber
Place all in blender and puree.  Strain.  Chill overnight.
Before serving add the following:
4 Tbsp cilantro
1 chopped green onion
1 chopped red bell pepper
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced mango

Yum Yum.

Eddie felt good enough to do some work on the computer after his consultation.  While he did that, I practiced the flute.  Then I worked on my Pediatrics lesson.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.

I changed the sheets on my bed and got the laundry ready to take to Cairns tomorrow. 

There was no broadband satellite service this evening.  I guess the 240v batteries are drained.  We haven't had any sun, and Eddie and I both have been using the computer. 

I answered letters from my Mom and my grand-daughter.  They are ready to mail tomorrow when we go to Cairns.  I watched a DVD while I knitted on a cap.   A gecko watched me.

To health and happiness.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Papaya Seeds are Poisonous

It rained through most of the night, and I woke up at 3:30 to the sound of heavy rain. I read my Bible.  Feeling good today, so got up and got ready to face the day.

Travis called me on Skype.  We had no important news, but we are both ready for me to come home!

Orange-Pineapple juice sounds good.

My French has been neglected lately, but this morning I practiced a little bit using my Rosetta Stone program.

The rain continued through the day but not enough to keep John from mowing around some trees and feeding them.  I cleaned one of the cabins and got it ready for the new client coming in on Saturday.  Then I cleaned the shower and toilets.

Lunch today was papaya, avocado, grated coconut, banana, yellow sapote, star apples, and mango.

We can't get yellow sapotes at home, but if we could they could be fixed to taste like candied sweet potatoes.  All that would be necessary would be to mash them up with a little cinnamon and sweetener.  They are already sweet, so maybe cinnamon would be enough.  It's a mute point, because these fruits are not ones to ship well.  If they are picked too early, they never ripen.

John told me when I first arrived here that the seeds of the papaya are poisonous.  The indigenous people used them to induce abortion.  Yesterday I watched a video of a well-known raw food teacher prepare a salad and sprinkle papaya seeds on top.  I thought, "Uh oh".  He said they were good for killing parasites.  I discussed this with my teacher at lunch.  Parasites are like germs, they are not the cause of your problem.  They are there to clean up the mess.  Once you clean your body up, the parasites leave.   If you have parasites the best course of action is a raw foods diet with fasting at some point.  If the papaya seeds can kill the parasite, they can kill you.

I practiced the flute....with apologies to Eddie for those high notes I am working on.

I am studying one of the supplemental lessons on Pediatrics.  This one is about childhood diseases and the the way of treating them for Nature Cure children.

The rain continued all day, and it was cold.  I put on my new wool knitted cap and got under my covers to read until supper.  Supper was cucumber, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.

Jonathon came over to get some water out of the rain tank.  He suggested I get some dorian fruit.  Eddie raves about it, too.  Jonathon said I can find it at the Asian market, but it will be frozen.   He said Tina's father is arriving this week-end from Germany and that maybe they will invite me over one evening while he is here.

This rainy night was perfect for sitting in my room and starting knitted cap #2.  I had a false start and had to rip out a few rows and start over, but it's going good now.

To health and happiness.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Sick Day

I'm feeling sick with extreme thirst, stuffed up head, sore throat and leg cramps.  I woke up feeling bad a little after midnight, drank some water and went back to sleep until 5:30.

There was a heavy rain beating down while I read my Bible readings today.  And then it rained and rained some more.

John came down to the cabins to bring Eddie clean linens, then he checked on me since I wasn't up and about.  When I told him I was feeling bad and was still trying to muster up the energy to get up and get dressed he said to just enjoy the day.   So I did!

John worked inside most of the day because of the rain.  He did a little mowing and fed a tree, but that's about all he could do in this weather.  This is not the typical rain for this time of year.  Normally, there are thunderstorms.  Today's rain is more like those of the wet season where the rain comes straight down and it rains for twelve hours at a time.

The rain let up a little bit about 9:00 a.m. so I took advantage of the break and got a shower.  The rain continued off and on all day, but I stayed all snug in my bed reading, sleeping, and knitting.

We had consultations at 2:00.  Today is Eddie's 12th day to fast.  We talked to John about the funky smell from the underarms when you are cleansing.  The right armpit comes from the liver detoxing, the left from the digestive tract most likely.  They smell completely different.  Eddie and I have been talking about this for a couple of days.  What interesting conversations one has at a fasting retreat!

I heard about a recipe for a salad dressing made from papaya, dill and lime juice all mixed together in the blender.  This is used over a salad of lettuce and cherry tomatoes.  I told John we should make this salad dressing.  John said he avoids seasoning herbs.  So I suggested we make some with papaya and lime for him and put some dill in mine.  When I said the dill would make it taste nice, he rested his case.  John teaches that if you have to season a food to make you want to eat it, then you don't need to be eating that food.  I still hope we get to make this dressing.

I'm looking for a good recipe for flax seed bread to make in the dehydrator.  And also for a good sunflower seed pate.

The knitted cap is finished.  I know where the mistakes are, but I like it anyway.  Next Australian wool cap for my son.

To health and happiness.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Paperbark Wasps

I woke up at 4:30 with a tummy ache.   I had to take my flashlight and trek over to the bathrooms.  I'm still experiencing thirst and a coated tongue.

Today I read in Leviticus, Joshua, Psalms, Jeremiah, Luke, and Romans

Travis called on Skype and caught me up on what's going on at home.  Maybe he'll go to the farmer's market and buy some purple hull peas to freeze for winter.

Cleaning John's office and the computer room was the job for the morning.  So many things will have to be gone through by John, himself, but it's cleaned as much as I dared.  John should be happy though.  I found $120 in a stack of papers on his desk.

A paperbark wasp (aka paperbark sawfly) stung me on the back of the leg as I walked through the garage to put something in the trash.  I did not provoke this one at all as far as I know.  It really hurts when they pop you, but so far no swelling or itching after the fact.
Paperbark wasp nest in the bathroom.
Here is a link with pictures of these hurtful critters.

I haven't mentioned it until now because I didn't want to jinx it.  I have not bitten my fingernails since I started my fast back on August 9.  I wonder what happened during the fast to cause that to change.  Nothing in the past has ever worked, and I have tried many things.

Lunch today was coconut, mango, banana, star apples, and yellow sapote.

Practicing the flute was difficult because of the moss flies biting me.  I'd play a bit and swat a bit.  I have a fly swatter on my wish list now, although I did manage to kill one with a knitting needle while I was knitting.

One of the questions in Lesson 47 Questions was  what is the difference between Natural Hygiene and Nature Cure.  John had to help me out on this one.  I knew they were the same in that neither uses medications or "cures".   It seems that Nature Cure uses conservative water therapy where Natural Hygiene does not use it as much.  Also, Natural Hygiene uses fasting more so than Nature Cure does.   There may be some dietary differences, too.

Eddie's car window is broken out.  We found a large piece of plastic in the garage and put it over the window in case it rains again.  Eddie and I sat out on the porch and talked awhile this afternoon.  He has learned that seeds and nuts may not be the best things for the health of the teeth.  He has been researching that subject since he's been here fasting because his 13-year-old son has three tiny cavities. They want to do something besides drill the teeth and fill them.  He thinks increase dairy products from raw milk will be helpful.  And some meat, also, for someone that young.  An older person probably would not benefit so much from the meat, according to Eddie.

John got in from the conference about 6:00.  I had already fixed my plate and brought it to my room, but I took it back up to the kitchen and finished it with him.  He brought us each an ear of organic corn.  Supper was cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, and corn.

John said the the most difficult part of the conference was sitting quietly and listening to the speakers talk of effects as if they were causes.

It seems there will be several more clients coming in to the farm in between now and the time I leave.

An evening of writing, reading, and knitting finished off the night.

To health and happiness.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cheesy Sauce

3:30 is too early to get up, so I laid in bed until 4:30.  I could hear Eddie moving around next door, so he was up early, too.  I read eleven chapters in the Bible today...three from Exodus, so I could finish that book.  I have 630 chapters to go and 61 days in which to get it done.

Psalm 38:5  My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my foolishness.

Then I went back to sleep and slept until 7:00.

I have lots of things that still need working on.  Healing is an art.  But the idea is to keep learning and growing and trying to do the right things while trusting the Lord for his goodness and mercy.

Here is a recipe I got from Mimi Kirk for Cheesy Sauce.  I want to try this, because it looked delicious.

2 cups raw cashews
4 Tbsp lemon juice - She used a Meyer lemon.  They are so good.
1-1/2 cups water
1/8 cup olive oil
2 tsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos
2 tsp chopped up rosemary
3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
Sea Salt to taste (she used a little over a tsp.)
Pepper to taste
Garlic (optional) - She did not use garlic in hers.

Put all these ingredients in the blender.  Add more seasoning if needed and add water if necessary to get the consistency you want.  For this recipe, her cheesy sauce was a little runny.

Make zucchini pasta with a spiralizer.   Add cheesy sauce to the pasta.  Use your judgement on how much sauce to use.

To serve, put some of the zucchini pasta with cheesy sauce on the plate.  Put a little more cheesy sauce on the top.  Add more pepper if desired.  Sprinkle some basil on top.  You can warm this in your dehydrator or on the stove top.  But be careful if you use the stove that you don't cook it.  Maybe a warm oven would work, too.

The family in Arkansas went to Magic Screams today.  My grandson Braeden said that he is scarred for life after going into a scary exhibit there.  Our family has made it a tradition to go to Magic Screams every October for the last several years.

My work for the day was to clean the kitchen.  It took all morning, but it looks much better.  Nevertheless, I went back into the kitchen later in the day and there was a lizard sitting on the dining table.

There are these terrible flies called moss flies that bite like the dickens.  They are a real nuisance.  The only positive thing about them is that they are slow.  It is possible to swat them with your hand.

I had lunch in my room...papaya, avocado, banana, star apples, and yellow sapote.  I ate a little of the coconut left from yesterday, but the taste was a little off.  As the weather is getting warmer, the food doesn't seem to be holding up as well.  We have no refrigeration here on the farm.

After lunch, I practiced the flute.  Hopefully, my flute teacher will take me back on as a student when I get home.  I have made every effort not to regress any with the progress we had made before I left home.  Harriet Reynolds is my teacher.  She plays in the flute ensemble in Hot Springs.  I know she will be busy with performances around Christmas, but the plan is to start the lessons again in January.

I finished my Anatomy lesson, typed it up and sent it to John.  I would like to get as much of the course done while I am here on the farm as I can.  Of course, I won't be able to finish the whole thing  It will take another year after I get home to get through all the content.

I started reading the condensed version of Archangel by Robert Harris.

Dinner was cucumber, tomato, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.  I didn't eat all of any of it, because I don't have an appetite.  I saved the pecans and ate them later.

I knitted on my cap after dinner.  This knitting is fun.  I hope I'll still enjoy doing it when I get home.  So far, I can make simple garter stitch scarfs and simple garter stitch caps.  The Paton's How to Knit book I am using has twelve different patterns for beginning knitters.  Each successive pattern introduces another skill to practice.

Eddie's wife and son came to visit him this evening.  John called and consulted with Eddie at 6:00.  The reason John didn't call last night is because they were having a thunderstorm in Surfer's Paradise, and it was too dangerous to use the telephone.  Today is Eddie's tenth day to fast.  He has lost his taste for the water from the rain tank.  His wife brought him some spring water which he is able to sip on.  As the body cleanses, it causes even the water to taste bad.

I spent the evening writing, reading and knitting.

John told me the other day that these "bruises" that stay on my leg and are sore all the time are varicose veins.  He attributes it to smoking.  He won't let up on this smoking.  I quit 26 years ago!  It just goes to show that it takes time to work through all the issues that we have stored up over the years from our reckless youth...and middle age.  Most people want to avoid getting "sick", but these healing crises are what helps us get better.  They are the turning point.  It's best to try and create them!

To health and happiness.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Rainy Day

I woke up early but didn't get up until 5:15.  I have some detox symptoms...thirsty and bad taste in my mouth.  I read my Bible, and then worked on the computer.

I cleaned my cabins and cleaned out my Lugable Loo.  I cleaned in the dining room and kitchen until 11:00.  It was a good start, but there will be more work to be done in the kitchen tomorrow.

There is a wasp nest in the bathroom.  When I got out of the shower, I flung the towel up to go over my wet hair and one of those suckers stung me.  Other than the initial sting, it didn't bother me.  I can't even see where it stung me.

Lunch was half of a watermelon and half of a coconut (not grated).  I took it to my cabin and ate while I read a condensed Mary Higgins Clark book called You Belong to Me.

About 3:30 p.m. it started to look like rain.  I decided to go up to the kitchen and get the food for my supper and bring it to my cabin so I wouldn't have to go out in the rain.  I ran into Jonathon when I was leaving the dining room.  We had a nice long chat and then went over to check out the yellow sapotes to see if there were any ripe ones.  We found three ripe ones, and Jonathon took them home with him.

When I got back to my cabin, the rain started.  It was my first tropical thunderstorm.  The wind blew so hard that my curtains were standing straight out and all the loose things were blowing around in my room.  I had to shut the windows and doors!  It sounded like hail hitting the roof, but Eddie said it was twigs and limbs blowing out of the trees.

Supper was avocado, lemon, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, date, and star apple.

After the storm, the sun popped out for a while.

Eddie says he's feeling better today.  He's reading about how to prevent tooth decay.  He's interested in this right now because his son has three cavities.

It began to rain again, but it wasn't as stormy.  I took my laptop back to the office at 5:30 to get ready for John's call.  At 6:00 I got Eddie over to the office for his consultation.  For some reason, John never called.  So Eddie and I just looked at my Facebook page and talked about food until 6:45 when we gave up on John.

Eddie told me about a way to make seed cheese using Rejuvelac as a starter.  I need to get that recipe.  He explained that as we age our bodies cannot digest meat very well.  We don't need a lot of meat or fish as we get older.

Still raining.  I knitted on my cap and finished You Belong to Me.

Friday, October 14, 2011

The People are Starving

I dreamed I was having a baby, but it was taking it a long time.  I was in an ambulance and then at a hospital.  The struggle in the dream was in trying to decide on a name for the baby before it was born.  Friends and family were there for me to get feedback on the names.  I finally decided on George for a boy and Missy for a girl.  Crazy dream!

I heard John drive away for Cairns at 4:00 a.m.  I got up at 4:30 and read my Bible chapters.  I did some hand laundry this morning.

At 7:30 I went to the office for the computer.  I Skyped with Amy, Caleb, Phoebe, and Connor.  Precious family!  Caleb laughed when I told him Travis was buying all our Christmas presents this year and said, "Maybe I'll get something expensive".  What a little optimist!  Phoebe was watching Scooby Doo but got on long enough to say, "I love you, Grandjan" and to tell me about her new Dora comforter.  So sweet.  Connor just waved and said "Night, Night".  Good to talk to Amy, too.

John came in from Cairns long enough to drop off the food from the market, prepare his food to take with him, grab his suitcase and head back to Cairns to catch his flight to Surfer's Paradise where he is attending a conference.

I'm reading a condensed book called Water, Stone, Heart by Will North.  I had a good visit with Eddie. Fasting sometimes gives one clarity about situations in life.  He had that experience a couple of years ago.  It's hard to break a fast on your own, because the discipline needed to come off the fast slowly is huge.  That's why Eddie comes here.

I had lunch on my own, so I brought it to my cabin.  I had coconut (not grated), 1/2 of a very large lemon, and 1/2 of a watermelon.

After lunch I read and practiced the flute.  I studied my Anatomy lesson on The Digestive Tract (Part Seven) about the liver, gall bladder, and the pancreas.

I had supper in my room...cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, date, and an orange.

Eddie and I talked about minerals and trace elements in our food.  He has been an organic grower and spent about $100,000 a year replenishing the soil of his orchards.  Many organic growers do not do that.  Many just don't spray and then consider themselves to be organic.  And then they wonder why their produce is of lower quality.  The United States has an 85% loss of mineral content of the soil in the last 100 years.  This, along with fast food, is a major cause of the obesity in the U.S.  The people are starving even though they are full.  Eddie loaned me his book, The Root of All Disease by Elmer G. Heinrick.  He discusses the loss of mineralization of the soil in this book; however, he is advocating plant-based supplementation.   I would rather hear more about how to rebuild our soils and how to get away from processed de-vitalized foods.

Eddie consulted with John via phone at 6:00 this evening.  He said he tried to talk John into putting him on juice, but John didn't go for it.

John turned the water on the watermelons before he left, but he didn't tell me.  I turned it off after he brought it up on his call.  So the melons got a good soaking today.

There are ants in the office.  They are crawling over my computer.  Will they get inside it?  I guess I'll start disconnecting it and putting it in my cabin unless I'm using it.

To health and happiness.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Pottenger's Cats

I got up at 4:30 and read my Bible chapters.  At 6:30 I went to the office to get on the computer.

I talked to Travis, Mom, Ashlyn, Molly, Ken, Zac, and Braeden on Skype.  All is well with them it seems.  I miss them so much.  Ashlyn wrote a paper for school about her Jan-Jan being in Australia.  She read it to me on Skype, and I loved it.  She did mention in that article that she is expecting some presents from Australia.

Today I mowed again.  The kookaburra was out as soon as the mower started.  This tiny little frog was hiding...sitting very still...I could hardly see him.  But the kookaburra saw him, scooped him up, and ate him.  Poor baby.

The melons are beginning to put on blooms.

I met Eddie's wife, Christina.  She is from Philadelphia originally, but has not been to the United States in thirty years.  We talked about the famous hot and cold springs of water in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  I invited them to come visit.

I finished weeding the pineapple patch today.

The rats are eating the fruit off the fruit trees just before it gets ripe.  John gave me instructions to pick the star apples and the yellow sapotes every afternoon while he is gone.  John leaves tomorrow for an osteopath conference on the Gold Coast and will be gone until Monday afternoon.

Lunch was papaya, star apples, banana, avocado, custard apple, yellow sapote, mango, and coconut.

I checked email and Facebook after lunch.  Then I visited with Eddie while he sat out in the sun for a few minutes.  I got his picture!  He's very interesting to talk to.  He taught me something new about the study done on Pottenger's cats.  Pottenger has a lot to teach us about nutrition.

Eddie's consultation was at 2:00.  This is his seventh day to fast.  He still is only sleeping a couple of hours, but he felt better today than yesterday.  We will set it up for him to consult with John via Skype while John is at the conference.

I practiced the flute.  I  finished Fallen Angel.  It was good.

I studied my lesson on History Nature Cure on Nature Cure in the United States.  The lesson was about Dr. Benedict Lust.  I typed my lesson and sent it to John.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans and a date.  John and I talked some more about the studies of Pottenger's cats and how our nutrition and lifestyle has an effect on generations to come.  Going back to the discussion with Eddie....our longevity is not only based on what we is partly based on what our parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents did.  We can only do the best we can with what we have been given.  Many inherited encumbrances can be overcome though.

I stripped my bed and changed my sheets.  John will take the laundry in to Cairns tomorrow.  I'm not going in to town this week.  I gave John $12 to pick up my laundry.

I watched a DVD called The Psychology of Change by Rob Williams.  Very interesting.  I'd like to know more about how this works.  He used muscle testing to communicate with the subconscious about its beliefs, and then rewrote the program in the subconscious to overcome limiting or harmful beliefs.

I knitted on my cap while I watched the DVD.

To health and happiness.

Pottenger's Cats

I got up at 4:30 and read my Bible chapters.  At 6:30 I went to the office to get on the com

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Resist Not Evil

I got up at 4:30 and read my Bible chapters.  I had time to check emails and Facebook before going to work.

I started work at 7:15.  My job today was to continue the mowing.  I mowed from 7:30 until 9:45.  I was so hot and thirsty.  After putting the mower up, I went back to the cabin to rest and drink some water.  After I cooled off a bit, I knitted on my cap for a little while.

Finally, I felt rejuvenated enough to weed the pineapples for about half an hour.  I quit at 11:00.  I'd had enough.  So I got a shower and washed my hair.

When I checked on the melons there were two little wallabies checking them out, too.  They hopped across the field while I was mowing, too.
There is a wallaby in this picture.

The melons.

Lunch was papaya, banana, yellow sapote, avocado, locquat, star apple, mango, and grated coconut.

After lunch I did some work on the computer.

We had consultation with Eddie at 2:00.  He's doing good, but he only slept two hours last night.  Healing is hard work.   I want to take a picture of him, but he wants to fix his hair first.

I practiced my flute.  I'm reading a condensed book called Fallen Angel by Don J. Snyder.  It's good.  There was a nice breeze blowing through the cabin.

I studied my Philosophy of Nature Cure lesson on The Treatment of Chronic Disease - Part One.

This is the difference between Nature Cure and the allopathic school.  The allopath fights disease symptoms.  Nature Cure works to create healthy conditions in the habits and surroundings of the patient.

Resist not evil, but overcome evil with good - The Bible This applies to the treatment of disease, too.

I typed my lesson and sent it to John.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.  John told me the story of the Henrik Ibsen play The Master Builder.  It does not have a good ending.

I checked on Eddie and filled up his water bottle.  He and his gorgeous thirteen year old son eat all raw. His wife eats some cooked food.  After she had a blood transfusion, she started to get food cravings for foods she had never eaten before.  She's back to eating a healthy diet now, but still not all raw.

I played three games of Mahjong Titans, knitted on my cap, and read until lights out.

To health and happiness.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Eddie's Arrival

I slept until 4:45.  I read my Bible chapters and checked messages before starting work about 7:30.

John used the mower to mow around some trees so he could feed them.  While he did that, I put some fertilizer around the cucumber plants.  Hopefully, this will give the cucumbers a boost and they will keep producing cucumbers.  I put plastic bags over some more of the lettuces that have gone to seed so we can save the seeds.

I got to visit with Eddie for a little while.  Eddie lives in Mareeba right now, but he is looking for a property to buy where he can have a fruit orchard of about 1000 trees.  Before moving to Mareeba he had a 4000 tree orchard.  Eddie is a raw foodie.  He eats two meals a day, although at work when the guys take a break, he'll join them and have a juice or a piece of fruit.  He has a fruit lunch and a salad supper...same as John.  Although during the summer when the fruit is better than the salads, he will often have two fruit meals.  Eddie's young son is very good at martial arts, and he is a raw foodie, too.

After John finished with the mower, I took it over and mowed until 10:00.  The kookaburras were right there with me.  When they hear the mower start up, they know it's feast time for them.  Then I took a break to cool off and drink some water.  After that I weeded in the pineapples until 11:00.  We prepared lunch and cleaned up before eating, as usual.

Lunch was papaya, banana, avocado, star apples, mango, and grated coconut.

John started singing, "Get me to the church on time" from My Fair Lady.  This led to a story...This song was sung by Eliza Doolittle's father.  His occupation in the movie was a barrower, according to John.  In London there are very large markets where the growers come very early to sell.  They park their vehicles into spaces so that the produce in them is open to the aisles.  The wholesellers come early, too.  Most of the buying and selling takes place before the market officially opens, but none of the produce changes hands at this time.  After the market opens, the barrowers begin to make deliveries of the goods between the sellers and the buyers.  A barrow is a cart, similar to a wheel barrow, but with a built up back and sides.  John said these markets are gigantic and busy and produce is stacked up very high.  Sometimes a barrower will be dashing through the market and knock over a tall stack.  A shout will go up, and it will all have to get picked up.  Markets are interesting places.

After lunch I got computer time and finished the book The Millionaires.

We had consultation at 2:00.  Eddie is already on his fifth day of fasting, so he is beginning to feel a little weak.  He's knowledgeable about what he's doing, but he like's to come here when he fasts for more than a few days.  He told me he only fasts when he gets "crook" - Australian for sick.

I got my Pediatrics lesson typed up and sent to John.  Two quotes from H. Leslie Harrison that I liked...
"Healthy man being frightened of bacteria and virus is like a dinosaur being frightened of an ant."
"Nature Cure philosophy has a lot to do with logic."

On the way to supper I SAW A SNAKE!  John had instructed me that if I see a snake to stop and wait on the snake to leave.  Once the snake leaves, then proceed on where I am going.  If the snake does not leave then turn calmly and walk away.  Well, that is NOT what I did.  I jumped over the snake, screamed, and ran to the dining room.  It was green and black.  John said it is a green tree snake.  They eat mice and rats.

John took my picture of me modeling my scarf that I knitted.
Here I am in my scarf I knitted.
Supper was tomato, cucumber, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.

I got on-line for a little while after supper and then played Mahjong Titans a couple of times.  It was a beautiful night with a full moon.  Here is what it looked like as I went to my cabin.
Full moon on the Clohesy River
My new knitting project is a simple cap.  I worked on it until 8:00....bedtime.

To health and happiness.

Monday, October 10, 2011


It was cool this morning, 62 degrees in the cabin.  I spent 1-1/2 hours reading my ten chapters in the Bible.  That's about how long it takes every day.  I could read them faster, for sure.  But what's the point of that.  I'm trying to get more understanding or great truths as I read.

I started mowing at 8:00.  The tropical sun was out by this time and it was hot.  I set a moving goal to mow until 9:00, then 9:30, then 10:00.  At 9:50 I had to give it up.  I was so hot, sweaty and thirsty.  And I started feeling chills.  So I pushed the mower halfway to the house, then went to my cabin and drank a bottle of water.  I laid on my bed and wiped sweat for about 30 minutes

At 10:30, I put on my big, floppy hat and weeded in the pineapple bed for 30 minutes.  I'm such a wuss.  John works from 7:00 to 11:30 without any problems
Airing out my sweaty work clothes and drying my towel and washcloth.

Lunch was coconut water, grated coconut, papaya, mango, locquat, avocado, banana, and star apples.  This was my first time to taste a locquat.  It tastes like a cross between a peach and an apricot.
I made an appointment to get my hair cut on October 21.  Louisa cut it last time, but she left the hair salon to open a modeling agency, so Kayla is going to cut it.

It's always a pleasure to get a friendly e-mail from a friend.

My camera is broken.  Inanimate objects know when you talk bad about them.  Yesterday I said my Sony Cybershot looked chunky up beside John's new Nikon camera, and today the Sony Cybershot will not work at all.  I probably won't buy a new camera until I get home because I don't want to buy one with an Australian plug.  John has two cameras now...ha ha.  He is letting me borrow his Lumix.

I practiced my flute after lunch.  Then I studied my lesson on Pediatrics about children during their school years.  I couldn't get an internet connection, so I was not able to type the lesson in Google documents.

The new client arrived this evening.  His name is Eddie, and he lives around here somewhere close.  He drove over to fast.  He and John have known each other for years.  Eddie has been here many times in the past to fast.  He was already fasting when he arrived, so he greeted us and went to his cabin and went to bed.

Supper was cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, pecans, and a date.  Sky and Leon came over with their computer.  They were able to get on-line.  I took my computer to my room and watched the first part of the DVD Piecing it All Together.  The first part was The Biology of Perception by Bruce Lipton.

I finished my first knitting project.  Maybe I'll wear it home.  When I leave here in December it will be summer in the tropics, but when I get home it will be winter.

I read in The Millionaires.  It's a good, fun story.

To health and happiness.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Carry On

I woke up at 3:00 and read my Bible chapters.  I felt really sick when I first woke up.  I thought I might not be able to work today.  But after I got up, dressed and moved around awhile, I felt much better.  The doctor says when you wake up feeling bad, go ahead and work for an hour or so.  If after an hour you still feel sick, go back to bed.  If you feel better, carry on.

Travis had company.  Molly, Ken, Zac, Braeden, and Ashlyn were all with him at my house.  They had been to see Braeden run cross country and were getting ready to watch the Arkansas Razorbacks play Auburn.  I got to see them all on Skype.  I can't wait to see them live and in person in December.

Today I cleaned one of the cabins to prepare for a client coming in soon.  I also cleaned the shower and toilets.  It was all finished by 11:00.  John was still feeding a tree, but he told me to take it easy until lunch.  So I did.

Lunch was watermelon, star apple, avocado, banana, and coconut.

After lunch I checked emails and Facebook and played a game of Mahjong Titans on the computer, practiced my flute, checked on the watermelons, and started a book called The Millionaires by Brad Meltzer.  It's a Reader's Digest Condensed Book.  There are scores of Reader's Digest Condensed Books around here.

I studied my supplemental lesson on Pediatrics about care of the skin, hair and ears.

Supper was tomato, cucumber, avocado, sauerkraut, a few pecans and a date.  I didn't have much of an appetite tonight.  John broached the subject of interviewing me on a video with his new camera.  The subject will be the course he teaches.

After supper I checked my messages and played Mahjong Titans.  I didn't take my computer to my cabin tonight, mainly because I was afraid the new client would arrive and it would disturb him.  But he hasn't shown up yet.  I just knitted on my scarf to the sounds of nature.  I should finish the scarf tomorrow.

I went to be at 8:00 and read...not for very long...I think I slept with the book open in my hand for an hour.  That's the position I was in when I woke up at 9:00 and turned out the light.

To health and happiness.