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How to Make Your Own Thieves Vinegar: Boosting Total Immunity An ancient healing tonic by Christina Sarich
Posted on April 8, 2015
Have you ever heard of the healing tonic known as Thieves Vinegar? This DIY healing wonder has an interesting history, named after four thieves in Marseilles, France who used it to avoid sickness during a pestilence cursing multiple cities in Europe in 1910, but you can make your own today with some simple ingredients.
Vinegar itself already has multiple healing properties, and apple cider vinegar (ACV) is used for everything from preventing coughs and colds to ridding the skin of eczema and acne. This is due, in large part, to the enzymes present in ACV that help the body to eliminate toxins and absorb nutrients from other foods you eat. As you may have heard, most Americans’ diets are devoid of the proper enzymes they need for optimum heath today.
When you add some antimicrobial herbs to an already-healthy vinegar (containing the power of fermentation), you end up with a health tonic that is referenced in the Bible and the writings of Ancient Greece.
The “Thieves” name comes with many stories. Some argue that condemned criminals were sent out to bury the dead during the plague, and only those who drank vinegar infused with garlic lived to tell about it.
Others say that thieves were robbing the homes and corpses of those that had died, but one particular group of thieves survived. When they shared the secret of the herbal vinegar blend they used to protect themselves from the plague, they were granted leniency in court for the crimes they had committed. The name “Forthave’s Vinegar” was used to describe the vinegar tonic of Richard Forthave.
At first I thought this recipe was an urban legend until I heard about different versions of it at a local natural wellness fair recently. It does have some colorful history, after all, but it turns out the myth behind the mystery is quite accurate. This is quite the healing brew – and the best part is you can use whatever ‘healing’ herbs you want to add to the mix.
Consider this recipe and then augment it to make it your own:
Ingredients for Four Thieves Vinegar
Directions Warm (don’t boil) the ACV and carefully pour it into an airtight jar. Add the herbs and close the lid by placing a piece of parchment paper on top of it so that the metal doesn’t touch the mixture. Allow the herbs to extract into the vinegar for at least four weeks. During that time, keep the jar or jars in a cool, dark place.
After a month has passed, enjoy a teaspoon a day as a preventative, or several sips a day if you are feeling under the weather. Try it, and let us know what you think.
About Christina Sarich:
Christina Sarich is a humanitarian and freelance writer helping you to Wake up Your Sleepy Little Head, and See the Big Picture. Her blog is Yoga for the New World. Her latest book is Pharma Sutra: Healing the Body And Mind Through the Art of Yoga.
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Via Natural News - Every time you purchase mass-produced processed "food" from the likes of Kraft, PepsiCo, or Nestle, you're choosing, whether you realize it or not, to feed your family not only genetically engineered poisons and chemical additives, but also various flavoring agents manufactured using the tissue of aborted human babies.
It's true: A company based out of California, known as Senomyx, is in the business of using aborted embryonic cells to test fake flavoring chemicals, both savory and sweet, which are then added to things like soft drinks, candy and cookies. And Senomyx has admittedly partnered with a number of major food manufacturers to lace its cannibalistic additives into all sorts of factory foods scarfed down by millions of American consumers every single day.
Known as "HEK-293," the aborted human fetal cell line used by Senomyx is manipulated to evaluate how the human palate will react to synthetic flavors used in the production of processed foods. Since most processed foods on the market today are hardly food to begin with, and typically lack any real flavor or appeal on their own, chemical companies like Senomyx are hired to develop artificial ones (which are often deceptively labeled as "natural flavors") in order to make them taste like real food.
But because these ingredients can be legally disguised with vague descriptors like "artificial flavors" and even "natural flavors," most consumers have no idea that these additives, in some cases, are actually made using the cell tissue of unborn babies that were murdered through abortion. It's sickening but true, and people must learn the truth in order to avoid partaking in what EndAllDisease.com says amounts to a satanic ritual.
"What they don't tell the public is that they are using HEK 293 -- human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those receptors," Debi Vinnedge of the pro-life group Children of God for Life said about the ugly truth of the flavoring chemical industry. "They could have easily chosen animal, insect, or other morally obtained human cells expressing the G protein for taste receptors."
Vaccines, "beauty products" loaded with chemicals made from unborn babies murdered via legalized genocide!
Processed food isn't the only hidden source of additives made using aborted human fetal tissue -- many so-called "beauty products" and vaccines are also loaded with aborted baby tissue-derived additives. According to EndAllDisease.com, Neocutis "beauty" products and anti-wrinkle creams are made from aborted male baby cells collected after a 14-week gestation period.
Many vaccines, including Merck & Co.'s MMR II vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella, as well as ProQuad (Merck), Varivax (Merck), Pentacel (Sanofi Pasteur) and Havrix (GlaxoSmithKline), also contain derivatives of aborted human babies.
The following list outlines processed "food" products, vaccines and "beauty products" known to contain ingredients derived from aborted human babies (and there are likely many more; your best bet is to avoid all processed foods in general):
• All Pepsi soft drinks
• Sierra Mist soft drinks
• Mountain Dew soft drinks
• Mug root beer and other soft drinks
• No Fear beverages
• Ocean Spray beverages
• Seattle's Best Coffee
• Tazo beverages
• AMP Energy beverages
• Aquafina water
• Aquafina flavored beverages
• DoubleShot energy beverages
• Frappuccino beverages
• Lipton tea and other beverages
• Propel beverages
• SoBe beverages
• Gatorade beverages
• Fiesta Miranda beverages
• Tropicana juices and beverages
• All coffee creamers
• Maggi Brand instant soups, bouillon cubes, ketchups, sauces, seasoning, instant noodles
KRAFT - CADBURY ADAMS PRODUCTS:
• Black Jack chewing gum
• Bubbaloo bubble gum
• Bubblicious bubble gum
• Freshen Up Gum
• Sour Cherry Gum (Limited)
• Sour Apple Gum (Limited)
CADBURY ADAMS CANDIES:
• Sour Cherry Blasters
• Fruit Mania
• Bassett's Liquorice All sorts
• Maynards Wine Gum
• Swedish Fish
• Swedish Berries
• Juicy Squirts
• Original Gummies
• Fuzzy Peach
• Sour Chillers
• Sour Patch Kids
• Mini Fruit Gums
• Certs breath mints
• Halls Cough Drops
NEOCUTIS "BEAUTY" PRODUCTS:
Neocutis uses aborted male baby cells after a 14-week gestation period in their anti-wrinkle creams. The following creams they sell contain aborted fetal cells, but we need to boycott all their products.
• Bio-Gel Prevedem Journee
• Bio-Serum Lumiere
• Bio Restorative Skin Cream
• MMR II (Merck)
• ProQuad (MMR + Chickenpox -- Merck)
• Varivax (Chickenpox -- Merck)
• Pentacel (Polio + DTaP + HiB -- Sanofi Pasteur)
• Vaqta (Hepatitis-A -- Merck)
• Havrix (Hepatitis-A -- Glaxo SmithKline)
• Twinrix (Hepatitis-A and B combo -- Glaxo)
• Zostavax (Shingles -- Merck)
• Imovax (Rabies -- Sanofi Pasteur)
• Pulmozyme (Cystic Fibrosis -- Genetech)
• Enbrel (Rheumatoid Arthritis -- Amgen)
Source: Neon Nettle
List of Genetically Modified Foods Genetically modified foods, also known as biotech foods, are ones that are grown from genetically modified organisms, or crops. Specific changes have been made to the DNA of these crops by genetic engineering techniques that encourage extra nutrients to be produced, faster growth, an ability to resist diseases and other purposes. Plant products are often the main group of modified foods, such as cotton seed oil, canola, corn and soybeans.
Typical Genetically Modified Foods Almost every area in the food production market is using genetic modification to produce foods that taste better, grow faster, resist disease and improve the amount of nutrients found in the food. At times, the genetic modification helps to save natural resources because the “new” food does not need as much water or energy to be processed. Many crops, dairy farmers and meat producers have been genetically altered.
Corn in many areas of the country has been altered to include an insect killing gene. Because the corn has this, farmers do not have to spray pesticides that can be harmful to the environment and those farm workers who spray it. Most American families are eating corn that has been genetically altered.
Soy is used in the production of many items that we use every day, such as cereal, chocolate, ice cream and baked goods. Because 85% of soybeans are altered, nearly everyone is consuming altered soybeans in some way. Most soybeans are used for livestock and not for humans.
One of the latest crops to be genetically altered is the sugar beet. Production of a modified beet began in 2008, but was banned in 2010 because the USDA failed to provide an environmental impact statement. Beets usually grow very slowly so the modification was made to encourage faster growth.
Genetically modified potatoes were created to be very resistant to diseases, such as Phytophthora Infestans, that can spread quickly and kill entire fields of potatoes. A disease like this caused the potato famine in the 1840s. Only 25% of the potatoes grow today are eaten by people. The other 75% is used in feeding livestock and in the starch industry. Scientists want to use the potato more in the glue and lubricant industry so they are trying to develop a potato that is even more modified that cannot be eaten by people.
The first food to reach American markets that had been genetically modified was tomatoes. Many changes have been made since those first tomatoes were raised and now tomatoes are modified only to help them last longer so they can be transported for longer periods of time.
Squash were modified because they are especially susceptible to some viral diseases. The altered squash were more disease resistant, but beetles who love to eat squash carry bacterial wilt disease. The squash are less resistant to this disease. Scientists are also concerned that the altered squash may be growing wild in some areas and not in controlled fields. If squash grow wild, this could cause serious environments issues.
Oils are used for more than cooking and flavoring. They are also an ingredient in many foods we consume. Modified oils can be sold as cooking oils, but are also used for making snacks such as potato chips. Margarine is also made by using oil. Modifications include oils losing the bitter taste they once had and making the plants more resistant to herbicides.
Vitamin A deficiency is a serious problem for over 250 million people around the world. It may cause blindness or death for those affected with it. Because nearly half of the population of the world lives on one bowl of rice each day, rice was chosen to be genetically altered to have vitamin A supplements added to it. This new rice is called golden rice. Experts also want to create rice with an iron supplement to combat the iron deficiencies many people have. Rice cannot be altered to have both an iron and a vitamin A supplement together, but it may happen sometime in the future.
Salmon that has been genetically altered may be available for purchase soon. These fish will be grown only on fish farms and will be nearly twice the size of unaltered salmon. They will also grow faster. Experts say this will help the environment and protect the wild salmon. A big concern is that, although these salmon should be sterile, nature will find a way to mutate the DNA so that these altered salmon can have babies.
List of Genetically Modified Foods Genetically Modified Foods
Rapeseed has been made to be more resistant to pesticides and also to be erucic acid-free.
Some honey comes from bees collecting nectar near fields with modified foods growing in them.
Because the oil can be consumed, cotton is considered a food. It has been altered to produce a chemical that kills many pests.
Sugar cane has been altered to be resistant to pesticides. Modified sugar cane cannot be marketed successfully as the public has such a low opinion of it.
Canola oil was altered to be resistant to pesticides and may be in oil products, baked goods and snacks.
Altered to resist herbicides, flax is in many products that contain flax oil and seed.
Papayas have been modified to be more virus resistant.
Cotton Seed Oil
Cotton seed oil can be in vegetable oils, fried foods, and oil products that can be consumed.
A tobacco has been altered that contains very little nicotine.
Meat is considered altered because it comes from animals that have eaten modified foods.
Modified peas produced an allergic reaction in mice that could also happen in humans. They had been altered to make them produce a pesticide.
Because most foods that are used to make vegetable oil are modified, vegetable oil is an altered food. To avoid this, buy only a product that is labeled organic.
Many cows have been given a growth hormone that can be found in their milk.
Vitamins are produced from foods that have been altered, such as corn and soybeans.