Hello! Did you have a good week? I didn’t get this sent before the weekend due to the visit of a dear friend from Virginia and lots of sock orders for Father’s Day to get on their way. If you’d like a pair for your father, husband, father-in-law or son, order by 2 PM CST TODAY so we can get them on their way!
Saturday was picture-perfect weather (Bob calls them “Walt Disney Days”) for a two and a half hour car drive to an Old Order Amish community. They are stricter than the Amish community in Pennsylvania that we visited each Easter while living in Virginia. No running water in the houses. There are no toys for the children, birthday or Christmas celebrations. Children (and dogs) learn not to cry or fuss by receiving no attention when they do, and lots when they don’t.
It all adds up to very quiet households with people who find joy in working(because there’s nothing else to do) and being helpful as a family (because that’s where the fun is.) Amazing. Of course they allow no pictures, but I did find these on Google of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. They welcomed us as visitors and have all kinds of goodies to purchase at their homes. They are shy, but happy to sell you all kinds of things that they have made with their families and are really quite prosperous, although it doesn’t show in their homes or clothing. Most have at least 6, to up to15 or more children. With no running water (we watched the children pumping from a well in the front yard) or disposable diapers. Wow!
We are looking forward to having our Empty Nester Monday Night gathering at our home tonight for a spiritual thought, game and watermelon. Hope you’ll have a fun and evening day too!
Enter the Winners Circle!
This Week’s Weekly Winners For 06-09-2017 Are
Kathy Shearer: 1 Month Supply
Gay Cottrell: 2 Week Supply
Sheri Campbell: 2 Week Supply
Cassie Miller: 2 Week Supply
If you see your name, please CLICK HERE to tell us and we’ll mail your prize!
Everybody else, CLICK HERE to sign up for the drawing next week on June 16. Don’t forget you need to read the newsletter and reply when you win :0)
Hello, Barbara Kellogg, our best chat this week :0) Our son Spencer, has a brother-in-law that lives near his home in Utah. Cody’s parents from Lancaster CA were visiting and as they were getting acquainted, Spencer found out that they already knew our family very well — from this newsletter!!! They love the tea and the socks! I called Barbara who allowed me to share her story today:
They had purchased the socks as a gift for her father-in-in-law, who has a lot of foot and leg pain. The family had a very fun activity planned with quite a bit of walking, and they wanted him to enjoy the day more. They gave a pair of the power socks to him that morning. Grandpa was very reluctant and skeptical about putting them on. At last he did, and within the hour said, “These are amazing! I DO feel better!” He wore them all day and it made a huge difference for him. They are hopeful he’ll wear them often!
I don’t blame him for being skeptical. We were at first too, but the stories just keep coming in. This week, Amy Phillips, who is 97 years young, emailed me to tell me what a Godsend they are for her. Love it!
We spent a great deal of time last week getting Dr. Miller’s “Smart Dog” Vitamins launched! Wow! The pages at our website are up and we are advertising at Meridian Magazine, as well as on the radio here locally. (Hello, KOOL 103 FM!)
What fun to meet with the local professional business people who also love Dr. Miller and find this product to be an excellent one for many reasons. We’ll work on getting the fabulous “rock-a-billy” song up for you to listen to as well. They are using the song with the radio ads. It’s all pretty dang fun!
We have some GREAT stories about the tea helping aging dogs and cats (just a bit in their water and/or sprinkle the dried/used leaves on their dog food.) And now we add the VITAMINS! Go to
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ALSO! Got any weddings coming up that you need great gifts for? You might be interested in my article that was published this morning at Meridian Magazine reviewing three books that mean the world to us. They have contributed in a special way to our 33 years of happy marriage: “Can This Marriage Be Saved? A Triple Combination of Books For Success in Marriage” CLICK HERE
Bentonite Clay Part II
There was too much info to put in the newsletter last week about Bentonite Clay, so here’s the second part of it all.
This stuff is amazing, and I am ordering some from Amazon this week.
Many of its benefits seem to be similar to the tea, and it seems to me that this would be a very good “tea booster”.
1. Used on the Skin to Heal Eczema, Dermatitis & Psoriasis
When combined with water and left to dry on the skin as a clay mask, the clay is able to bind to bacteria and toxins living on the surface of the skin and within pores to extract these from the pours. This helps to reduce the outbreak of blemishes, alleviate redness, and also to fight allergic reactions from irritating lotions or face washes, and even helps help poison ivy.
Thanks to the clay’s special ability to act as an antibiotic treatment when applied topically to the skin, the clay can help to calm skin infections and speed up healing time of wounds or eczema, even when prescription antibiotics were not able to help solve the problem. (see 2, 3 and 4)
2. Used in the Bath as a Soaking Liquid to Remove Toxins
The clay can be added to your bath water and used as a soaking liquid, binding to the toxins that are dispelled from your skin. The clay leaves skin feeling smooth, hydrated, and less inflamed, all while you relax in the tub effortlessly!
3. Allows Cells to Receive More Oxygen
Bentonite clay helps to get oxygen into the cells because it has the ability to pull excess hydrogen from the cells, leaving room for oxygen to take its place.
When cells have more oxygen entering them, you feel more energized and your body can repair itself more easily from illness or hard workouts, including improving muscle recovery.
4. Alkalizes the Body
Much of the foods that are present in the “Standard American Diet” have an acidic reaction in the body, meaning they alter the body’s preferred pH level to make it more acidic than we’d like for it to be.
The less healthy someone’s diet is, normally the more acidic their body is. This is the case because the stomach needs to work extra hard to produce strong acids in order to break down these foods, creating the need for even more alkalizing foods to balance things out.
Proper digestion requires enzymes that are made from alkalizing minerals, so when alkalizing foods do not enter the body, acidity remains high and digestion suffers. Bentonite clay contains alkalizing minerals, which brings the level of the body’s pH to a more optimal balance between acidity and alkalinity, helping to make the blood, saliva and urine more alkaline.
5. Boosts Probiotics
By removing toxins, digestive-distress causing chemicals and heavy metals from the gut, bentonite clay helps to promote the “good bacteria” or probiotics living in your gut wall and decrease the amount of harmful “bad bacteria.”
A healthy gut wall prevents us from experiencing malabsorption of nutrients from our food, increases our immunity, and also helps to elevate our mood and brain function. Research has also shown that bentonite clay can bind to particular toxins like “aflatoxins” that are common in the standard diet, found in things like peanuts and some grains.
When left unattended, an influx of aflatoxins can contribute to liver damage and potentially even the onset of certain cancers. Because of bentonite clay’s negatively charged electrons, it’s able to withstand acids found in the gut and survive long enough to bind to toxins. (5)
6. Relieves Digestive Problems (Constipation, IBS, Nausea, etc.)
Thanks to its ability to neutralize bacteria in the gut and kill viruses, bentonite clay helps to alleviate many digestive problems. It is often used as relief for nausea and vomiting by pregnant women, is a safe way to remedy constipation, and helps with IBS.
Results from one study carried out in 1998 showed that bentonite clay was extremely successful at absorbing harmful rotavirus and caronavirus toxins within the gut of young mammals. Rotaviruses are one of the leading causes of gastrointestinal distress, such as diarrhea and nausea, in infants and toddlers.
Bentonite clay benefits your pets as well. It is safe for pet consumption within your own home and can alleviate pet’s nausea and vomiting in the same way. You can add bentonite clay to your pet’s water to help reduce symptoms like vomiting. Mix ¼ cup or less of the clay into their water until it dissolves; they should not taste anything or even notice that it’s there, but should feel better pretty quickly.
7. Boosts Immunity by Killing Harmful Bacteria and Viruses
Bentonite clay was also found to be effective at killing harmful bacteria. In a study published by the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, “results indicate that specific mineral products have intrinsic, heat-stable antibacterial properties, which could provide an inexpensive treatment against numerous human bacterial infections.”
More research is still needed on the topic but results of studies so far appear to be promising in terms of how the clay can be used as a treatment for these gut-related illnesses. On top of killing these types of infections and viruses, bentonite clay benefits your immune system by keeping the gut wall strong.
Much of the immune system actually lives inside of the gut, and when the gut wall is compromised, toxins are better able to leach into the bloodstream and cause serious problems. By protecting the gut wall and decreasing the amount of pesticides, toxins, bacteria and chemicals that could potentially enter the blood, the body is better able to protect its health.
8. Improves the Health of Teeth and Gums
The mouth is one of the most susceptible areas of the body when it comes to harmful outside “invaders” taking over, like bacteria and toxins.
Bentonite clay binds to unhealthy substances in the mouth, such as around the teeth and on the tongue and gums, and helps to remove them before you swallow them and become sick. Because of Bentonite’s antibacterial properties, it has been used in natural toothpastes and even mixed with water and used as a daily rinse.
9. Purifies Water
Bentonite clay has been researched as an effective way to remove some of the fluoride that is often in drinking water.
When combined with magnesium, the clay has been shown to benefit the purity of tap water, which leads to some promising possibilities for using it in the future as a widespread cost-effective water purification method. (7)
10. Useful As a Baby Powder Alternative
Bentonite clay can be applied to any area on the skin of babies that is irritated, red or needs soothing in the same way that traditional powders are used. Plus, it is very gentle and naturally cleansing.
Apply a small amount of the clay directly to the skin and allow it to sit for several minutes before wiping/rinsing it away.
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Isn’t that fascinating?!? Feel free to forward this on to someone dear to you!
More later. Have a great week!