Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanks to You for your support! ON the Move to Tennessee......Moringa caps NOW Avail in 120 cap bottles


This comes with thanks for making the past year successful. I greatly appreciate the customer reorders and support.  Thank You So Much!  

Our Business and family has moved to Tennessee!  Our phone number 760-458-2151 will remain the same if you need to reach us.

Product Changes 

Well the only thing certain in life is things will change.   The manufacturer of the excellent products I sell have made changes to their product line.  

The Natura Veda line now is only applied to their skin care line.   The new label will show Moringa Source instead.  

The product is the same Excellent Organic Moringa Leaf power as it has been. The source and excellent quality of the powder has not changed, only the label.  

How to order products......changes you need to know!

There are changes to the way you order products in 2015. I am no longer stocking and shipping product. My role now is as an advertiser for their product line. The products will be purchased through a link on my pages going directly to them. They are the manufacturer.  The products will be shipped by them as well.  

In this way, you will get full access to their full line of products including hair and skincare products.  You will get better pricing than I can offer you.  You will get access to so many more products and savings.  

I hope you will continue to support my business by shopping through the links on my site.  You will not pay more, you will save, and I do receive a small advertising fee for hosting their products and ads.   

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Moringa and Comfrey Leaves...Great Food for Raising Red Worms

Comfrey Plants grown from root cuttings.

Moringa is not just great food for people and animals but red worms too.   If any of you raise red worms, as I do, Moringa and Comfrey leaves make great food to make big red, plump red worms.  

Long ago, I noticed that my red worms flourished in the containers with the Moringa trees.  I put the worms in the 33 gal containers containing the Moringa trees when we kept them in the house in Nevada.  It was too cold outdoors for the worms.   Now I add red worms to all my Moringa containers to help keep the trees healthy.

Here is San Diego, I began worm beds again.   I shred the Moringa and Comfrey leaves, then bury them in the worm bed.  Both plants are high in protein, nutrients and are growth simulators.   
I got my worms from Uncle Jim's worm farm. They have always given me great worms and customer service.  You can buy them locally too.  I found that here in San Diego, I got them for a better price from Uncle Jim's than from local sellers.

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If you are not raising a bed of red worms, you should.  The worm castings from the bed is great for the garden and all your plants.  Raising a few worms, gets rid of of leftover lettuce, tomatoes, or other greens in a organic way which benefits you and your garden.  If you live in an area with poor soil, red worm castings will enrich your soil for better veggies.

This tree is the shortest of my trees but produced the pods .....don't know why.

I am thrilled that one of my trees has two pods on it.  It is the shortest of my trees but that did not stop it. Several others have blooms but no pods as yet.  So container trees will at times have both blooms and pods.The larger the container, the better you will do.  They have long tap roots that need plenty of room and well draining soil.  They are prone to root rot.

So that is all for today.  Blessings for you all.  Kate Freer

Update: We now live in beautiful green, Indian Mound TN as of Jan 15th, 2015

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Should You Be the ONE to Take Care of Your Parents? A Question so many of us ask today

My husbands sister who lives in a wonderful retirement home with her daughter close by!

The question above is one that affects many thousands of families every year. There is no cookie cutter answer for every family. Each family must weigh this question in their heart.  Each situation depends on the dynamics between the elderly parents and the children in the situation. One must consider financial issues on both sides, health of both sides, and personality.  Other factors include the state of the patient and the severity of the mental issues involved. It is heart wrenching in many cases. This blog is on our family and our decision on this very serious family issue.

A lot of changes have come about here in the past months since I have been blogging less frequently. Most of you know, we came back to California to try and take care of his father, a retired commander. He was going to lose his drivers license and he was being taken advantage of by mail scams involving a lot of money. He was eating mostly TV dinners and sweets.  He is still playing 9 holes of golf at times but his ability to reason is slipping. He still has control over his finances and medical decisions.  He is still driving even though we have tried hard, as well as his doctors, to end his driving.   We felt in coming back here, we could make a difference and save him from himself.  So we got a house together ....he has one half of the house so he feels independent and we have the other half for privacy and our mental health.  It seemed like there was a good chance it could work with my experience in care giving. We wanted to add quality to his life.  We came back in faith to help him.  We felt he was ready now to accept our help.  He asked us to come back.  So we packed up in Nevada and moved back here to this house.

The adventure started out with hope in the beginning.  With each month his dad has become more belligerent and  defiant to any kind of change to help him.  He will not listen to the doctors either.  He simply does what he wants, reckless or not. He decided two months ago he wants to live by himself  back in the city, in a tiny apt.  He refuses to listen to any kind of reason.  He has fallen twice this week but will not hear of doing anything different.  Most people including his doctors do not see what we experience at home with him.  His thinking is normal and rational at times, then becomes clearly irrational and reckless at other times.  He is determined he does not need us or anyone else either.  In his mind he is fine. That is, even after the last accident where he side swiped a car recently. A off duty cop was behind him and saw the accident. He was clearly to blame but still he tells it that it was the other guy's fault. The DMV required him to take a test to keep his license. He passed the DMV test with 100 percent but yet he can't understand how he is not related to an ancient king of England who left him 100 million. All he has to do is send $50 bucks for shipping.  He gets 10 of these letters a day. He won't let us get the mail for fear we will not give him these scam letters. The bank and local police have told him its fraud. He will not listen.  He will not let us go with him to the doctor. He will not take their advice either. Yet, often in conversation he seems very competent.  He fools most people who are not around him every day.

This is the reality of dementia for many thousands of older adults who still have control of their medical and financial decisions of their life.  They fool their doctors, the DMV and adult protection as well for awhile, until they slide further into dementia.  He managed to talk the DMV into letting him keep his license, despite our input.  So he is moving back to take care of himself.  He has that right at this point.  We have no control legally.  He feels he is perfectly fine to take care of his legal matters. 

The past year with him  has led us to make new decisions for our life. We would never have moved back to CA for any reason other than to take care of his dad. His dad will not move from San Diego.   California is exceptionally expensive and the drought conditions here are a huge factor as well.  My husband and I need to live in a less expensive area. That is a reality of economics for us. His dad makes enough money to pay for help or move into a nice retirement home when the time comes to accept reality.  It is not a sane idea to accept financial help for taking care of him when his mood changes every day. With some patients, there is no choice except to have others take care of them.  They just will not let family do anything. You cannot save someone who refuses help.  This applies to our children, family members, parents, and friends at times.

In life we need to acknowledge with these family members we love, they need help from other sources. Some people have a self destruct button that is on overdrive.  Most of us have a family member or friend in self destruct mode.  Most families have experienced the frustration, watching them make decisions that ruin their health.  Addictions, such as drinking often play a major role in that process. His dad is an alcoholic and has anger issues.  He is a large man who still is pretty strong.  As a caregiver, you must evaluate if you are the right solution for their problems.  Can you really help them?  Are you physically in shape to care for them if they get physically worse. Or you physically strong enough to defend yourself to possible violent behavior. Are you strong enough to deal with all of the issues both mental and physical that the role of caregiver demands? In this case, we are not the right solution for his dad. If nothing else, this experience answered the question above for us.

February will mean his dad will move back to an apt in the city (his choice) until he is forced by life to allow someone to help him.  Sooner or later he is going to have a fall that is serious, one where he is given no more options. He will go down fighting this every inch of the way.  He will be a nightmare for any rehab facility and the caregivers who take care of him.  When that comes, we will try to help facilitate help for him and resources. His life will end in anger....he wants everything on his terms with his rules. It is a sad fact that in life, the destructive decisions we make determine how we live out the last days of our life.

I took care of a man who was a billionaire for three years. I still drive his beloved 300 D Mercedes. He loved that car.   I grew to love him but he was rude to most and demanding.  He was not loved by many.  In the end he was put in the lock up ward of the retirement home, because of his refusal to adhere to help or rules.  I worked 8 hours a day, hired by his family as a private care giver, to keep him out of trouble. This was in the retirement home.   He died in the same ward, in the same small room, as the other patients who were less wealthy.  His money did not ensure him a better death.  His death was determined by the facility where he had signed over his life.  His death was determined by his children who were more than happy to shorten the time they had to wait for their inheritance. The way he lived his life and treated people in the end had a huge impact on how he died. He was master of his own fate, sad as it was. 

We are moving to Tennessee in February.  

We are moving in Feb to a home in Tennessee owned by my sister.  It is a wonderful house on 17 acres, with a barn, sheds, and a well.  We can buy the house there in the future.   In California a house like that would cost about $3000 a month or so here.  There in Tennessee the cost is $500.  That is why so many people who are retired move back to places like Tennessee or Florida.  Since my husband is 69 we need to think of his health  at this point. His health has not been good under the stress of it all.  I will go back to writing articles and working on that part of my passion. There will be room to have a garden, grow veggies, have ducks again.  My husband and I can do some exploring of civil war history. One must come to grips in each stage of your life, what you can do realistically.  That is a hard one but important. Perhaps at times, you need to climb a less treasonous mountain....take it a little easier. 

The business will still continue online, just relocated to Tennessee.   My 760-458-2151 number will stay the same.   I will still be selling the quality Organic Moringa product, I do now.   I feel that being honest with people in your blog is extremely important.  I could have just said we were moving back to TN and left it at that.  Somehow, I hope that sharing this experience with his father might help some of you who are struggling with the question of taking care of your parents.

So blessings to all of you.  Have a great Sunday tomorrow.

Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin

Update: We now live in Indian Mound, TN 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Capsules, bulk powder or tea....what is the most effective way to take Moringa

This question is asked often by customers. It depends on your lifestyle and what is convenient for you. It can only help you, if you take it. Sitting on the shelf does not work. The powder I sell  is the same in the capsules and in the bulk leaf product. Only the leaves are used in the caps, bulk powder, and tea. The Moringa tea leaves are not as concentrated as the powder or caps and is a courser grain.   

If you are not using our products, other company's Moringa powder may contain stems, flowers, root, other herbs, fillers, additives, or sugar. It may also contain other natural ingredients such as dirt, insects, and mouse parts. Read the label on your products. If your product contains sugar, do you really need more sugar in your diet. American's eat more sugar than needed which contributes to obesity, diabetes, food addictions, and general ill health.  Moringa in its natural form, pure, as God made it, is the best way to take Moringa. 

Our Organic certified Moringa Leaf powder is tested in a US / GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant lab in Connecticut for mold, bacteria, E-coli and other contamination. It is also packaged in the US. 
Lifestyle #1: Purists and dedicated natural lifers: People that  take the time to make smoothies and green drinks every day from scratch. You may have grown up with Moringa in your native country. You are kind of customer who opts for natural, organic, homegrown, and close to earth products and foods. For those of you who live that kind of lifestyle, Moringa in the bulk is the most cost effective way to use it.

To those of you who don't appreciate the taste of Moringa, try it in grape or cranberry juice. Use 1/2 tsp instead of more powder. Put it into a smoothie with yogurt and fruit.  I add it to peanut butter with a dash of honey or apple butter. Why bother with the bread.  It can be added to any nut butter or applesauce.  Experiment.

Lifestyle #2:  Hurried; Rushed: No time to eat:  These are people who live rushed lives with little time to even eat properly.  If they bought the bulk powder, it would sit on the shelf unused. Those customers would use the capsules more likely. If you don't like the taste of Moringa, then caps is the best form to take.

Lifestyle #3: Dedicated tea drinkers.  If you take everything in tea form, the tea might be best.  If the taste is too strong, add raspberry or other flavored tea to make up the brew. One tea bag does more than one cup. I take one tea bag and put it in a cup of water brought to boiling temp, let it steep for 20 min, then put it in my tea kettle with 4 more cups of water.  I drink it over ice the rest of the day.   Use a bit of honey as sweetener. 

If you can, buy the bulk powder, it is the most economical to use.  I hope this answers your question on what form of Moringa you should buy. 

Buy Moringa Capsules here that have been tested and are effective and safe. You will not find supplements better than these. I have long stated that unless products from other countries are tested her in the US, Don't buy them. 

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Thanks, Kate Freer, The Herbladyisin