Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My Tea and ramblings

Every morning and mid day I have a glass of herbal tea. This is no ordinary herbal tea LOL so here's whats in it.

It starts with Mamas milk tea which contains Blessed Thistle, Dandelion, Fennel, Fenugreek, Nettle and Red Raspberry. I also had a few other herbs that I wanted to take on a daily basis, so in they went with the Mamas milk tea.

They are:
Additional Red Raspberry
Red Clover
Hawthorn leaves

I'm would like to add Oatstraw and a few more in the future.

I am also making Hawthorn Berry Tincture. I have been feeling for a long time that something is not all together right with my heart. For a few years now I have been telling my hubby that I feel like I need to go running, because my breaths don't feel like they are going deep enough. I feel tight chested sometimes and I have tightness in my upper neck and jaw. The other day my arms went to sleep and I had tingling in my left arm. The thing is the symptoms will go away for months then come back for a few weeks then go away for a few more months. So I forget about them when there gone.

I went to see my midwife yesterday for my well woman exam and explained to her what I had been feeling. She gave me an exercise bike and said to get on it 30 minutes a day. I rode it this morning thinking that I would get winded quickly and not be able to breath, but it was the exact opposite. My chest opened up and I felt like I was getting good breaths. That was at 6:00 this morning, now I am feeling tight chested again. Sigh!

I Hate no Loath going to the doctor. The last time I went it cost me 1500 for a scan I didn't need. This time who knows what the cost would run. There is no heart failure or the like in my family at all. My dad and most of his brothers has high cholesterol. I have had high cholesterol sense I was 28, yet I am only about 15lbs overweight and eat fairly well. Though I haven't always. Perhaps that is my problem.

I just don't know. I am going to make some changes in my diet. No sugar, more exercising lots of water, and Hawthorn Tincture. If you have any suggestions or words of wisdom please share.

1 comment:

runningtothecross said...

Garlic, garlic, garlic... I think I have told you this before. Garlic is good for high cholesterol, colds, yeast infections, etc. etc. etc.

Also, you said you were drinking peppermint in your tea? Peppermint has been known to dry up the milk of nursing mothers (all nursing mothers including milking goats).

Also a few other herbs, Chinese red yeast rice extract, potassium, vitamin E, valerian root, skullcap, cayenne, evening primrose oil, cordyceps.

Check these out with your midwife first, but most of these should be safe. I have used many of them myself.

I hope you get things figured out. I have kept you on my prayer list and will continue to keep you there!

Praying for you!

Oh that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever! Duet 5:29