Taking care of your physical body is vital to living in alignment.

Recently I started back on track of the Master Herbalist program I signed up for months ago.  Life got in the way and it kept getting pushed to the back of the pile.  I also feel like I wasn't quite in the state to move on with my studies.  More work needed to be done on myself before I could go onto the next class which was all about nutrition and "Eating to Live"

Food has been such a strong conditioning force in my life.  It has been what I've used to self sooth and deal with my undefined Solar Plexus center.  Hi, I'm Mallory and I'm an emotional eater.

Having worked on so much of my deconditioning especially around the Heart Center and releasing feelings of needing to prove myself and stop making promises has been huge for my mental health and also starting my journey of healing my relationship with food.

What I've come to realize is that I genuinely want to take care of my physical body for many reasons, but through my Human Design studies and following Strategy and Authority I've learned that this is the upmost importance.

Think about Human Design for a min and where your Authority lies. For most of us, with the exception of mental projectors and reflectors, our authority lies in an energy center located within the body.  Remember the Head or Ajna center is NEVER an authority.  

It is our physical form that makes the decisions for us. And our attraction field is held in the G center so this attracts to us what we receive in life through the 3D plane we live on.  

So after much pondering and contemplation it has made me realize how important it is to have a clean and healthy body.  If my body is not cleansed how can I possibly be receiving all of its signals correctly?

Now for my mental projectors and reflectors, even though your authority is environmental or follows the lunar cycle you still use your body's mechanics more than your mind to feel through the process to make your decisions. These are not mental decisions.  So I would venture to say it is even more important for you to have a clean physical form to really be able to "read" the energy field around you.

Ok so where do you start on your health journey.  There are so many places and sometimes food in not the place because soooooo much conditioning is held in this area of our lives.

But if you are in a space and your authority is telling you food is the place for you to start here are a couple of books I recommend... you can snag these form your local Library or get them on amazon (links provided and yes I do get a small commission)

First up "Eat to Live:"  you can click on the image to order from Amazon.  This book written for Americans but can be applied to just about any wealthy country today and breaks down why we are so chronically ill.  For me chronic illness comes in two forms... not taking care of our physical form and not operating in alignment with how we are energetically designed to.  Dr. Fuhrman does advocate for a mainly plant based diet and does a good job arguing why it is important for the body to operate correctly through eating primarily plants.

I will also include that with 2027 coming and the eventual breakdown of the 49th gate I do think that it is important for us to be adopting a more plant based diet, but this is a blog post for another day.  If there is a ton of interest in this please leave me a comment below and I may be able to bump it up on my priory list to talk about.

The next book that has been a huge help for me in connecting why taking care of the physical form is important is "Transfiguration Diet". I love that the tag line for this book is: "Your Genetic Characteristics CAN be reprogramed" I feel this on a deep level of my soul and Human Design also backs this up from an energetic standpoint.  This book also focuses on a more plant based diet of Whole Foods and also goes into how eating this way supports us at a genetic level.

From all of the research I've done and experiences I've received just because you have a genetic disposition from something does not mean that gene will be triggered and you will end up with that health aliment. Seriously a good read.  Click on the image below to order from amazon or check it our from your library.

All of this is just the starting point.  My intention is to offer more of my research, findings, obervations, and experiences around how being mindful of your physical health will benefit your Human Design experiment and vice versa.

Stay tuned and have a great rest of your day!

With light and love,

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Teething Help for Babes and Moms

Teething sucks, for everyone involved! There's physical pain for your little one and emotional pain for you the mama, so keep on reading because I'm going to share with you all of my tips and tricks that I use for the physical pain which I know for me when I feel like I'm able to do something to give my little some relief it helps me with the emotional pain of seeing them suffer.

Before we really dive into my different pain relief tools, let's talk fevers.  Now most doctors will tell you there's no correlation or reason that teething babies and toddler should have a fever when teething, especially during the time that those teeth are cutting through.  But, talk to any mama, parent, or caregiver and I'm sure they've experience at least one of their children running a fever while cutting teeth and the baffling thing is that they are not sick so there should be no reason for the fever. 

Well there is reason for that fever. One of the primary functions of a fever is to help move body building materials from one part of the body to another. When a child (or adult) is sick the fever helps to move the T-fighter cells to the area of the body that is being affected most by whatever is causing the sickness.  During the process of cutting teeth a fever will spark if there is not enough calcium available in the mouth to push that tooth through, so the body will produce a fever to move more calcium from other areas of the body where it is not needed as much at that time and push it into that tooth to facilitate pushing the tooth through the gum. When I read about this process while going through my Master Herbalist program I was blow away!  This also explains why some kiddos have such a hard time teething and other's are just not phased.  So giving your child a good herbal calcium supplement that is easy to get down and super easy for their body's to assimilate is so helpful.  One of my favorites is Dr. Christopher's Kid-E-Calc which is an herbal tincture that can be dropped right into the mouth and created straight from calcium rich herbs like: Nettle, Shavegrass, Oatstraw and Valerian. 

You can snag Kid-e-Calc on amazon here

Ok, so now that we're giving the body the building blocks in really needs to do what it's got to do to push those teeth through, let's dive into my favorite pain relief tools...

First up, another of Dr. Christopher's amazing herbal tincture's for teething is Kid-e-Col which is a teething formula made form catnip and fennel herbs.  These two herbs, which are usually used for digestion support, also offer great relief form teething (if your little also suffers from colic this is a must to have on hand!). I just takes a few drops in the mouth. I do my best to apply where the teeth are coming but when those babies become toddlers and have more teeth it always seems like there's a possibly of loosing a finger because they love to chomp down!

This is another one you can grab on amazon, just click here.

Now, let's touch on a little Homeopathic tools.  This one got a little heat a few years ago, but for my kiddos in terms of homeopathic remedies it is what works the best even better than the one specifically labeled for teething.  Hyland's Belladonna dissolvable tablets.  Why did belladonna get some heat?  Because it is a poisonous plant and when taken in large amounts can be harmful. As a little refresher, how homeopathy works is that you treat like with like.  What that means is that you take a very diluted down version of the plant and use it to heal whatever is going on.  During teething fever and inflammation is a big issue and belladonna when taken in a homeopathic dose helps to relieve those symptoms (but remember if that fever is spiking you babe needs some calcium too, we've got to give the body the building blocks it needs!) I've never had an issue with giving my kids a tablet or two of belladonna every few hours and it really does help to give them much needed relief.

Because amazon is our savior, head here to get it!

And the last tool in my toolbox is where my holistic journey all started, essential oils!  I love making a teething roller for my kiddos to apply along the jawline.  I use Young Living's oils because they are the most effective I've ever found and I've used A LOT of different brands in my 20+ years of using essential oils.  My go-to oils for teething are PanAway and Copaiba.  PanAway is an amazing oil blend that contains oils to help calm and sooth pain. Copaiba is one of the best oils too reduce inflammation, so these two make a powerhouse combo to relieve teething pain!  

Making a roller is super fun and easy! 

Just add 5-10 drops of each PanAway + Copaiba then fill the roller with fractionated coconut oil (or whatever your favorite carrier oil is!)

Head over to my Young Living website here to get these two oils and of course you can find my favorite organic fractionated coconut oil on amazon here

Those are my tools!  I hope this helps you and your little!