Dear Wise Woman,
I have finaly reached the point in my life where I am realizing I am not immortal. I am in my mid thirties and want to start repairing and preparing my body for years to come. I was a typical wild girl in my hay day. Probably drank too much and smoked way to many cigarettes. I now want to cleanse and repair all the tissues and cells I damaged in my careless youth.
My very amazing soul sister friend has been following your advice and I have been very curious myself of all the knowledge you have. I guess my question is with infusions. Can you mix the dried herbs together in one quart jar? Do you have to separate them? Or is it best to infuse one herb at a time (oat
straw, nettle,and comfrey )then rotate each herbal infusion? Also, I live in south east MN and our growing season is over, can you recommend a business that mail me bulk herbs?
Thank you and can't wait to hear from you.
Do not worry - our bodies are amazingly resilient and designed to in such a way that they work to repair themselves. Most tissues and cells from your youth have long been regenerated.
"Nourish the new cells, optimally, says the Wise Woman tradition, and the old cells and other waste will be cleared away easily. The liver is replaced, every cell of it, in six weeks. Nourish each new liver cell optimally, and the liver will clean the blood. The kidneys are replaced, every cell, in a month. Nourish each new cell optimally, let the kidneys clean the blood. The blood volume itself is replaced, every cell, in three weeks. What cleaner blood than new and optimally nourished cells?" Complete article here...
So, now you just need to nourish and support your body. The infusions are the first step and they are easy and inexpensive as well. Susun recommends using one herb at a time, rotating them from day to day... Read about the infusions at our website here: http://nourishingherbalinfusions.com/
You can usually find the dried herbs in the bulk section of your local health/herb store or online at sources such as Mountain Rose Herbs and Red Moon Herbs. Even better, when they are in season, harvest your own and dry for future use.
Eat whole grains, organic full-fat yogurt, raw milk, wild foods such as dandelion greens, nettles, chickweed, lamb's quarters, add seaweed to your diet... Here is more on how the Wise Woman Tradition approaches nutrition:
You may also wish to check out our forum at www.healingwiseforum.com
Wise Woman Team