(Nursing Breast Infection)
Echinacea Tincture (1 dropperful every 3 hours or as needed)
Emergence-C Packets (1 every 3-5 hours with water)
Phytolaca Decandra (Biorin pellets) (1 pellet under tongue, directly followed by Belladonna)
Belladonna (Biorin pellets) (1 pellet under tongue)
Use the homeopathy Biorin pellets as needed until you get a grip on the infection
I ususally put an hour between treatments unless it is really bad then only 30 minutes
Eating cabbage raw or blanching cabbage leaves and applying them to the infected breast relieves pain and brings down inflamation
Hot water bottles are great to use before nursing your baby because it can help the milk flow more easily
Apply a couple treatments on Hydrotherapy…
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If you are looking for a doctor who cares like Doc Baker cared in Little House….
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My Story of Health & Healing:
So over the past few years I have felt my health declining dramatically.
Having five babies in a row with not much of a break has been hard on me… as it would anyone.
As you know I do not have easy pregnancies.
I usually start having morning/day/and night sickness of the worst kind (intense vomiting) a few weeks after conception and it often lasts as long as the pregnancy… ending the birth process with one last upchuck. I have had two pregnancies were my vomiting wained at around 7-8 months.
The vomiting has been so sever that I usually have to get at least a few IVs for re hydration and in my last pregnancy back was thrown out (bulging herniated disc).
This last pregnancy I went to a Water birth Center (Andaluz), where I was treated by midwives. They helped me so much more than any midwife at a hospital or doctor ever did. I had tried all the treatments and expensive meds for nausea and vomiting and none of them worked (not to mention they were bad for me). They recommended I take phosphorus (Biorin). It worked amazingly!
Over the past 9 years of pregnancy and nursing I have increasingly struggled with getting mastitis as well. I have developed an allergic reaction to all cilin drugs so I am unable to take most antibiotics to treat this. That was my first motivation to finding an alternative route to treating myself. Then upon further studying I learned about yeast infections post antibiotics, I started trying to rebuild my system with Acidopholus (the good buggies… Flora in your intestines).
Chronic Fatigue, stiffness of joints and back, crankiness… All these symptoms began to hit me quickly. When I usually would recovered from childbirth and get my rythm back this last time I didn’t experience that. I was exhausted physically. Of course that should be a bit expected since we as moms don’t get much sleep.
After many misdiagnosis and feeling very discouraged I found Dr. Zeff. His preventative approach includes educating the patient to be more independent of their health. He mainly focuses on food intolerances and believes we are “toxic” if we are eating things our bodies can not properly digest. I will blog on this some other time, but for now I want to leave you with this:
My growth through this process has lead me to trusting in the Lord in a new way.
Anything can become an idol…
I have learned that in good health it is easy to serve and live in your own strength. I have been learning how to do those things in Christ’s strength since I feel often like I have none of my own.
I am also LEARNING (this is taking a while for me) to not put busy-ness as a top priority. I hold a very high standard for myself ad my family in many areas such as cleanliness. I think I used to believe that old saying, “cleanliness is next to godliness.” I have since slayed that dragon and am living much more joyfully in my clutter. To help with this process though, we did spend a few days de-cluttering. I want to continue this process in more areas of my home, but need to get well right now. I think that people get distracted from really knowing God and serving Him by taking “care” of the non-eternal “things” we own. I used to spiritualize it. I thought, if I can not take care of it, then I shouldn’t have it, and I “need” it, so I have to take care of it. I need to be a good steward of the “blessings” He has given me. Which is true to a certain degree, but I also think that when we are so “blessed” and less “blessing” others it is easy to have too much to care for. That’s what happened to me. My desire is to be available to God. To let him use me. If having so much stuff to take care of means not being able to hear Him or be available to Him. Then I don’t want it!
It is easy to get consumed with food intolerances, or homeopathy, or healthy living (making bread, driving to buy raw milk, taking care of chickens, gardening, etc…). Be careful not to make them idols. I have struggled and fallen in this area. When I feel like all I am learning is how to care for my family. I believe that God doesn’t want any of these things to come in the way of serving him or fellowshiping with others. We have to be aware of the fight we are in as Christians. The evil one wants to distract us from God and His service. When we get inward focused, we grow spiritually unhealthy. If we stay outward focused… serving others and loving people we can remain closest to God’s heart.
Don’t get me wrong taking care of our families is our high calling, it is our service, our mission. I just am speaking from the experience of getting so focused on health that it takes the place of studying God’s word. When you get so tired from researching on the computer that you don’t have the energy to open up the Word. Then there is a priority out of wack.
This was my mistake. Now, even though I feel the urgency to know how to cook for my family to meet their dietary needs, I am going about it at a slower pace… giving myself grace and allowing myself the time to learn because I need to keep God first. It is easy for me to get “addicted” to learning certain things. If I am not personally growing I get depressed. It is my conscience acknowledgement that I am in ever need of improvement and that God is never done with me.
So I have to be careful to not get distracted by worldly knowledge and focus on Christ.
“My sheep listen to my voice… NO one can snatch them out of my hand.” John 10:27-28
“God who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies”
Jesus said, I am the resurrcetion and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies.” John 11:25
I am mortal, we all are. Our bodies will fail us even when we take the best care we can. We do need to be good stewards of the temples He created so we can serve HIm to our fullest ability. However, we will not die before He calls us home. And He has the power to heal. Let us not forget that even with something like Mastitis God wants us to call out to HIm to heal us.
We all will perish, what I have been experiencing is the reality of a used, mortal body. But GOd can do miracles and He does. He likes to use people who are weak to glorify Himself. Well Lord, I am weak. Use Me!
May you have many blessings of health and spiritual growth!