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Q1: Under what situations can one take antibiotics? Are there substitutes? If we take antibiotics when we are ill, what should we do after we recover?

Nowadays, because the meat and poultry industry chronically use large amounts of antibiotics, many bacteria are no longer controlled by antibiotics. Likewise, because hospitals have been using antibiotics over a long period, many antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria have appeared. Because antibiotics no longer have much effect in controlling infections, the use of alternative approaches has become necessary.

A small number of hospitals in the U.S. and Europe have started using essential oils and plant fluids to fight bacterial infections. The oils used by these hospitals are high-grade oil extracted under low temperature and pressure and are different from commercially oils that are chemically produced under high pressure. Thyme, lemon peel, sweet marjoram, lemon grass, peppermint, tea tree and so on are effective against bacteria.

Using cold-pressed plant oil to dilute essential oils to about 1% to 5% also has good effects against bacteria. Lemon balm, cinnamon, and many water-soluble plants can be used. Air can be detoxified using essential oils, cloves, lavender, lemon, marjoram, peppermint, niaouli, pine, thyme. Within three hours, 90% of the bacteria in the room can be removed. In addition, EM and friendly bacteria are also helpful.

If you have already used antibiotics, you need to replenish your system with friendly bacteria after your illness. At the same time, use essential oils to remove antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Q2: If a feverish patient persistently records a temperature above 40oC, is it appropriate to use anti-fever medicine to let the body rest, and then let the patient heal himself naturally after he recovers his strength?

If the fever is due to infections, you can use essential oils to eliminate the bacteria and boost the immune system. You can also grind garlic with coconut oil and apply to the soles of the feet. First apply some oil on the soles. This has good effects on lung infections.

If constipation occurs, drinking water to help bowel movements can also help reduce the fever. You can also try lemon juice mixed with warm water. If the fever doesn’t subside with these methods, then you will just have to use some anti-fever medicine as a temporary measure.

Q3: What food is not suitable to be eaten raw?

Some food products are not appropriate to be eaten raw. Grains and beans need to be sprouted before they can be eaten raw. Even then, eat in moderation. Highly alkaline plants and medicinal plants are also not appropriate to be eaten raw. When trying new food products, avoid those that have a bitter astringent taste. Sparingly use fresh ginger as condiments; black pepper is fine. In general, plants that have a mild and sweet taste are more appropriate for eating raw.

Q4: After my baby has started to take supplementary food, his bowel movements have become irregular. We need to use Chinese olive oil preparation to facilitate his bowel movements. What should we do?

Not sure how old your baby is. Is he six to seven months old now? If he is fed supplementary food too early, he may be unable to digest this kind of food. Are you using organic products, and then grinding it to a paste? Organic products in Taiwan do not have uniform quality, so some may indeed lead your baby to have constipation. When you first start the baby on supplementary food, make sure that it is very dilute. You can use Nariwa water as it has purifying properties and can ease bowel movements. In addition, you can also add some friendly bacteria (Life Start, Natren brand) to feed your baby.

Microwave interference can weaken the intestines and cause constipation. Does anyone use mobile phones at home? You can check whether your baby’s hands and feet are warm or cold. Generally, microwave radiation will cause one’s head to be warm and the feet to be cold. You can also help your baby to regulate his qi.

As a mother, you can also help your baby chew the food once (as our ancestors did) to help him partially digest his food.

Q5: Is it true that women will produce more milk if they go on a raw diet?

Organic agricultural products have better nutrition. Consuming these food will lead to a more healthy physical body, and naturally, mother’s milk will also be more. Milk is transformed from blood, and any food that nourishes blood and qi will also increase milk production. A Singaporean mother found that drinking wheat grass raised her milk production. The food described in the article titled “What nursing mothers can take?” will also increase milk production.

These include:

  • Black bean soup (roast black beans till they are mildly cooked, then boil)
  • Black sesame, alfalfa, flaxseed, carrot juice (one glass per day), sweet potato

In addition, electromagnetic and microwave radiation can reduce a mother’s milk production. Mothers should stay clear of electrical appliances, mobile phones, and so on.

Q6: Can infants in their first six months consume organic oat milk? Take a lot of it? Otherwise, what else can they take?

Infants under six months should best consume mother’s milk. If the mother does not have milk, then others’ (e.g., nanny’s) milk would be better. Otherwise, fresh organic goat milk would do, followed by the highest quality infant milk powder. Beyond these, fresh organic cow milk would do, but make sure that the milk has not undergone homogenization. Most milk would have gone through this process so that the milk fat from the liquid portion are not separated. The milk fat becomes very miniscule, and as a result, the xanthine oxidase enzyme can directly enter the blood stream and not be filtered by the liver. This will damage the blood vessels and the membranes of the heart surface, and cholesterol will deposit on the scars and block the blood vessels. If you drink cow milk, it is best to quickly boil it and then cool it immediately. Heat will break down casein protein. You can boil the milk together with some fennel or ginger to increase the digestibility of the milk. Infants who drink cow’s milk need to supplement their diet with chlorophyll and natural Vitamin C such as spirulina and green algae. Drink twice a day, half a teaspoon each time. Green vegetable juice is also good. Both mother and child can both drink flaxseed paste as it has abundant omega-3 oil that we commonly lack. If one chooses plant products as substitutes for mother’s milk, one can make almond milk. To prepare this drink, soak organic almond in water overnight. Remove the skin, use four times the water to blend into milk, and then filter. Coconut water is also an option. Chinese families also use rice porridge broth to feed their children. Some use oat drinks. It is preferable to use rice that has sprouted, and to use whole oats that are sprouted when making these drinks. Many people use soy milk as a substitute for mother’s milk. The problem here is that soybeans that are generally commercially available are genetically modified or processed. Even organic soybeans do not come from lineages that can be traced to our ancestors. Adults who drink soy milk should take those made from sprouted beans. Infants’ soymilk powder is made from processed soybean proteins and is not natural. Consumption of such processed milk powder can lead to early or painful menstruation for girls at puberty age. These problems have been noticed by the medical profession. It is best to avoid processed soymilk powder for infants.

Q7: Is the incidence of decayed teeth related to the consumption of oat milk and five-grain porridge in that these are acidic in nature?

Tooth decay can be due to a few reasons. Drinking organic vinegar and sugared plum juice are likely reasons. Drinking too much vinegar can damage the teeth and the infant’s liver. In particular, the infant’s liver is the organ that is developed last, so it needs careful protection during this period. Do not treat infants like they are adults as this can create many problems. Drinks that have added sugar and honey will turn acidic when mixed with saliva. In addition, in the current environment where there is high electromagnetic and microwave radiation, this can lead to loss of calcium and magnesium from our bodies. Then, when the body cells that are acidic, tooth decay follows. Hence, when you are home, avoid all wireless phones, computers, microwaves, television sets and so on. Nariwa water has many different kinds of minerals, and children can frequently consume this water. Seaweeds and vegetables are important food items, especially those high in magnesium. Beans, seeds, nuts, grains, rice and sprouted rice and wheat species that are grown in soil not subjected to chemical fertilizers tend to have alkaline properties.

Q8: Vegetables from the markets that are washed with energized water tend to have a lot of energy. Why, then, is there a need to consume organic food?

The energy of the product is only one standard, but not the complete picture. Commercially available vegetables that are grown using chemical fertilizers can be cleared of their negative energy by washing them with energized water. However, this cannot make up for the lack of nutrients such as micronutrients, some minerals and polysaccharides. For example, Chinese medicinal herbs that are grown using chemical fertilisers have inferior medical properties compared to those that are grown in the wild. Thus, organic farmers have to consider the quality of the soil, mineral contents of the soil, air, water purity, and the whole ecosystem. Food with the highest energy is grown in environments that have not been polluted. Food that is already high in energy can have its energy magnified through the use of water crystal energy charger (available through Lapis Lazuli Light). However, food that has been contaminated is limited in the extent that its energy can be raised. We buy organic food so that we can leave our descendants with a piece of survivable land. This practice is both good for us and good for the environment.