Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Detox and the Dirty House


Detoxification and a dirty house...what in the world do these two have in common? As I pull worn out clothes from storage, books we no longer use, and old mail from hiding today, I am reminded of how very alike detoxification and cleaning out a home can be.

Detox was something I had heard of, but did not fully understand (nor did I try) until James' regression in health.  Surely it was something good--but really, what were those health guys and gals trying to say?  It took our family experiencing detox symptoms, aka Herxheimer reactions, to really understand the value of a good body cleanup.

Let me explain it in the manner that I see it: A Dirty House.  I can tell you, I've had some experience with this...more than I'd like to admit! When folks show up unexpectedly at my house, there's often a mad rush to put up and clean up as quickly as possible: make sure nothing's on the floor so we can move freely, close the doors to unsightly messes. 

This is similar to what your body does when it gets overwhelmed with things that are not beneficial to you=toxicity.  Ideally, when you touch, taste, smell something that is harmful to you, your body should put it in the "trash pile" and remove it by sweating, breathing, or one of its other elimination routes.  The problem is, we come into contact with way too much garbage these days.  Even worse than that, our "taking out the trash" abilities (detoxification system) have been either shut down or severely hindered by an inheritance of a broken pathway, or environmental factors that have affected your own.  Some of these toxins are found in: vaccinations, amalgams(silver fillings), personal care products, cleaners, processed/GMO foods, pesticides...and the list goes on.

So, back to our "dirty house" analogy.  As times go by, many things come into your home.  Just as mentioned above, you are sure to incur clothes that are grown into and out of, collect paperwork that you just aren't sure what to do with, etc. It takes constant sorting and decision-making to figure out what should be done with all the stuff that comes through.

Sometimes on a very hurried so-called "cleanup," I've shoved things in bags and put behind closed doors to be sorted through when company is gone.  And, sometimes, things get busy and it's difficult to take the time to go through those bags--your life is filled with other important things that must be attended to--the baggage will have to wait. 

Likewise, when we are constantly bombarded with toxic chemicals from many different sources our systems also get bogged down with the processes of the "sorting" and "getting rid of."  As our bodies get overwhelmed, it often reacts in a similar manner.  Grab what isn't beneficial, or what is in the way, and shove it...somewhere! That way we can continue at the speed of life we enjoy, and though bothersome, the baggage isn't really getting in our way. 

But is this really helping long-term? In our day-to-day life physical symptoms attributed to carrying around all of this garbage might appear as: fatigue, headaches, allergies, rashes, or all sorts of pain that weren't there before.  It will even build on "extra storage room" for the really toxic stuff--petrochemicals get pushed far away from vital organs into unsightly cellulite and are there encased to protect the individual. This allows a body to live as "well" as possible while holding detrimental products in limbo indefinitely. 

Vicious Cycle
Vicious Cycle by Rob Dobi
Indefinitely.  Then what? If this process is continued, the dirty house eventually gets full. There's no paths clear to remove the junk that has slowly and steadily filled the home.  Not only that, but the dirtiness and clutter brings in unwanted bugs (pathogens) that wreak even more havoc. That's when it becomes absolutely necessary to clean the dirty house before the mess causes more permanent problems.

Ever tried to have a birthday in a house filled to the top with junk? Bad idea!  Parties--good. Toxic homes--bad. One of the hardest things to understand when beginning to unravel and unload James' many reactions was why he would have such extreme reactions to healthy food!  Then we learned, just as you can't shove lots of folks into a non-functional home--you cannot give a lot of wonderful things to an extremely toxic person all at once... it must be gradual.  Detoxification can be a very delicate process, especially in a very sick person.  I've heard it compared to peeling the layers of an onion and dealing with each issue on every level.  Instead of approaching it methodically, maybe (like all of us) you'd like to get this thing over quickly.  You decide to burn all the junk rather than sort it and move it out safely. There is a great temptation to do everything at once, but attempting it risks causing inflammation or damage.

Sounds like fun!  Not always, and usually the very symptoms you'd like to avoid are increased during the process. This often results in a source of confusion and discouragement for a beginner.  Don't allow it! 

Think of the horrible closet that has the contents which you'd rather not deal with.  It becomes hard to close, so evidence of it holdings become more noticeable.  When you finally make the time to pull the junk out, there's no denying what's there...it's all over the place! As things are thrown away and others are filed, however, the mess from that closet decreases. 

This is what occurs as the body detoxes--it actually deals with a problem rather than masking it. Even though you may look worse on the outside for a bit, you will get better! Just as the mess from the closet was removed,  the symptoms from the issues and/or infections being addressed at that time will diminish.

The best part of detoxification is the gratification of seeing what happens as the home, or the body, begins to clean out and operate as was originally intended.  Have I seen it?  You bet! My recovered, once-autistic son has gone through this process for the last three years.  It's been a horrible, terrible, wonderful thing to watch, all according to which day it was.  It was not easy, but it was so worth it! Besides getting our son back, it gave our whole family a lesson in the value of handling illnesses and health correctly.

Something else to rejoice in-- The house was made by man, but the man was made by God! Our fearfully and wonderfully-made bodies were created to heal!

Begin cleaning your "house" and live for His Glory today!

Blessings, Kim Housley

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

TJ Mag Article!

In case you haven't seen it--my son, James, was featured in the March issue of our local TJMag on page 68! Take time to read it!


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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Essential oil training from His Oils - Your Health

The things that were of most importance when making the change from OTC meds and prescription drugs to essential oils.  I talk about the reason why it was necessary for our family to make the switch, and how it can benefit the health of yours.  Blessings!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

That Awful "M" Word... A New View on the MLM

Multi-level marketing...MLM.  It will turn people's stomachs in a heart beat--crunch their faces with looks of disgust in no time flat! But, what does it really mean to be a "Multi-level marketer?"

MLM simply defines the way a business is organized. The company founder decides at its initiation how it's to be put together: who will "advertise", how it will distribute, and who will be rewarded based on these things.  MLM businesses are not all created equal--you can't judge one by another.  It's like assuming all churches are the same.

Why then, do MLM companies get such a bad rap? The overanxious, overzealous, money-signs-in-the-eyes, "I-can-make-you-rich-if-you-join me" folks may be the reason.  I should know--I was one! I wanted badly to be at home full-time with my children at around my second child (I have four) and saw the opportunity through one of these companies...I am afraid I "mowed over" a few people in the process.  In fact, I was prompted by the Holy Spirit months later to go back and apologize to a couple of them.  No wonder some would rather hide than to talk to a MLM business owner!


I've had to sort out my way of thinking by the Lord's guidance, through experiences that He has allowed in our family.  My views have flipped on vaccines, immunity, prescription medicine, diet--you name it, we've changed it! And what's more, we've seen some wonderful things take place as a result!

Did I look to "get involved" with another multi-level business? No. In fact--I was cautioned by my husband not to in the beginning.  However, when we saw what a change occurred in our autistic son (recovered, praise God! Not just oils--refer to earlier blogs) because of using the essential oils, I wanted to invite a knowledgeable oiler to talk about what she knew, and invite all my mama friends to hear.  I needed them to have what I had to help their children, if they so chose.  When some of my friends wanted to enroll after learning, I approached Jim, and we decided that it would help with the cost of the oils we needed for James.  He told me it would be fine if they enrolled with me.  I was blessed with help because I shared something of great value to me.

Courtesy of Dolf Cheng

Back to the MLM controversy.  I have a different view of this configuration today, and it is beautiful when used in the right manner.  Let me list a few reasons that I think an MLM is superior to a "regular" job.

1. Accountability: There is a direct connection between the "advertiser" and the purchaser.  If I represent a line of goods that are substandard, people will realize it and come back to me.  When I buy something at a store, I never "see" the company that sold it.  If it is low quality, most likely I won't buy it again, but that's about all.  Direct selling keeps it honest.  If you build a big business based on faulty products and promises, soon there is no business at all.

2. Advertising: How many ads, commercials, billboards, on-line pop-ups do you see for your favorite products? Have you realized how much they pay those celebrities to drink milk? (...that is slowly poisoning you, by the way--see earlier posts!)  MLM companies leave their advertising to their distributors--they rely on word of mouth to promote their wares.  Instead of shelling out big bucks to agencies they put that money toward their "advertisers"...their distributors.  Again, this is a pretty good reason to be trustworthy and have a great product.

3. Alliteration: I am a preacher's wife...can you tell? :)

4. Advancement: This is where a lot of folks get hung up.  They think that one person tells a few and then sits back and watches money roll in from all the underlings.  That may be true for a pyramid scheme, but not so for multi-level marketing.  Your business is what you make of it.  If you try to coast along and watch others work for your money in this deal it won't happen.  Hard workers can, have, and will surpass their upline in rank.  That inability to surpass your bosses is illustrated more like this:

(I know, it grosses me out, too. But it really drives the point home.)

5. Availability: To live your own life, I mean.  When you work in a "regular" job at a lower level, your are pretty much at the mercy of the company as to when and how long you work, not to mention how much you get paid.  Waiting for position advancement sometimes can be pretty tiresome.  If you are a business owner, you have other individuals depending on you for their income--so often you have long hours and bear a weight that keeps you from the free time you desire.  In MLM, like I said, your business is what you make of it.  You can advance more quickly with more interaction, more learning, more activity, but you can also take time out when you need to--it is your right and you have that ability.  I am able to stop everything for family, church, homeschool events.  I can interact with people in my timing--and I love it.

She loves it?! The MLM?!? Yes, I do.  What I do now, when I am doing what the Lord wants--is sharing what was needful for us, then watching others' lives change for the better when they do the same.  Guess what? There are other products that I share, too! And I don't make any money from them! My guess is, you do the same.  You tell about a new restaurant you found, a new book that you love, and never have a second thought.  When I receive from spending time with others, instructing and assisting, it is a gift.  I am rewarded for sharing, and gain even when others I have shared with, share themselves.  Get it? Sounds vaguely like a system my Father worked out a long time ago: no matter who sows, waters, or reaps, it is added to your account. 

To wrap this thing up, just as shown in the picture above, I may be weird in so many ways, but I am confident in them! Call me an anti-vaxxer, a homeschooling mom, a tree-hugging oiler, a multi-level marketer, and, yes, by all means....call me a Christian--I pray that I have given you reason!

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