Kombucha

Scoby (Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast)

Pics of one of my workshops and the yummy Kombucha on tap I used to sell back in the day when I had my organic deli.

How to make

Instructions for making 3 litres:

1.Boil filtered water. Add to a cup of sugar and 4 teabags in a 3 litre glass jar.

2.Mix until sugar is dissolved and let steep.

3.Once cooled, remove teabags and add scoby.

4.If making from scratch add a tablespoon of vinegar. Otherwise add a cup of previous kombucha to new batch.

Seal with a paper towel/cloth and elastic. Your kombucha needs 10-14 days to ferment completely.

Only use plastic or glass utensils which have been washed in vinegar. Wash hands with vinegar too if handling scoby, never soap. Don’t use aluminum and steel items.

Once your kombucha is ready, remove the scoby to make a new batch, repeat above instructions to make a new batch.

Give it some fizz!

Use your fermented Kombucha to make a lovely fizzy carbonated drink. You can add flavours like ginger, cinnamon, coconut, lemons, fruit, herbs to your kombucha for taste but only if its organic otherwise it will kill the healthy bacteria.

Place in sealed jar for up to 3 days. This will create much more fermentation and carbonation so be careful when opening the lid.

Kombucha is a living product and will continue to ferment. If left to ferment it makes a lovely vinegar for dressings. If left to ferment over a longer period it becomes a lovely astringent cleaning product, so you never waste any.

Keep in fridge to slow down fermentation process. Never keep your scoby’s in the fridge.

History

Kombucha originated in Northeast China (historically referred to as Manchuria) around 220 B.C. and was initially prized for its healing properties. Its name is reportedly derived from Dr. Kombu, a Korean physician who brought the fermented tea to Japan as a curative for Emperor Inkyo.

In 1857 the French chemist Louis Pasteur first described the lactic acid as the product of a microbial fermentation. During this time, he worked at the university of Lille, where a local distillery asked him for advice concerning some fermentation problems.

Per chance and with the badly equipped laboratory he had at that time, he could discover that in this distillery, two fermentations were taking place, a lactic acid one and an alcoholic one, both induced by some microorganisms.

He was for example the first to describe fermentation as a “form of life without air.

According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Kombucha has effective anti-microbial properties against several harmful micro-organisms including salmonella, staphylococcus, H. pylori, E. coli etc. Kombucha tea has a nice refreshing taste similar to apple cider and has been praised for supporting natural balance and vitality of the body for centuries.

Benefits

Lactic acid, another key element found in Kombucha, acts as a probiotic, helping to maintain healthy microflora that is essential for a strong immune system. It is recommended after the use of antibiotics.

It is believed to help fight off harmful bacteria and pathogens by regulating the level of acidity in the digestive tract. Kombucha tea also contains live enzymes and is rich in antioxidants. Over the centuries Kombucha has been used as a folk remedy to increase vitality, improve digestion, relieve constipation, detoxify the liver, lose weight, reverse the aging process, thin the blood, control appetite, prevent and treat cancer, arthritis, asthma, acne, high blood pressure, bronchitis, candida, high cholesterol, chronic fatigue, depression, colds and flu, diarrhea, gout, kidney problems (including stones), psoriasis, rheumatism, menopause, hair loss, graying, and so much more!

You can buy Kombucha from Natural Healing in Knysna and many other outlets. You can drink from 150ml to 250ml a day to feel the benefits.

Kombucha is not a replacement for medication. Please consult your professional health care provider before using Kombucha.

Some additional information

Benefits of fermented foods

There are countless health benefits to probiotics, (pro- “for” + biotics “life”).  These remarkable microorganisms, which outnumber our bodily cells 10 to 1 contribute over 95% of our body’s total genetic information.

They are also:

•          are rich in enzymes

•          break down highly toxic chemicals which your body is either incapable, or only partially capable, of defending itself from

•          creates a protective lining in the intestines and shields against pathogenic factors like salmonella and E. coli

•          lead to an increase in antibodies and a stronger immune system

•          regulate appetite and reduce sugar cravings

•          improve digestion

•          restore the proper balance of bacteria in the gut

•          increase vitamin content

•          assist in the absorption nutrients

However, what many people do not realize is that it is not appropriate to consume fermented foods while there is a gut infestation of molds, parasites, bacteria and viruses as you create havoc. (symptoms like boating, nausea, diarrhea etc) as it could make symptoms worse.

I recommend you first do a pathogen cleanse, maybe even a heavy metal detox and live flush and then make these powerful probiotics part of your lifestyle.

Happy Brewing!

Together, we will change the world

2021 brings us essential energy to help us build an equitable, sustainable, and peaceful world. We can’t just imagine and wish for a better world. We must do the inner and outer work of dismantling old structures, destroying outdated beliefs, and demolish the institutions and systems that no longer reflect our evolved understanding of the inherent value and beauty of all life on the planet.
We are learning to clear the inner effects of our conditioning that have clouded our vision. We are releasing old beliefs and seeing the truth behind the stories and myths we have embraced our entire lives, as a part of our old identities and as aspects of our cultural mythology. We are remembering our personal value, and this memory of the preciousness of who we truly are is helping us see the value in all people and, as such, the importance of all life.
We are consciously and deliberately crafting a new personal and collective narrative. This new narrative inspires us and calls us forth from the void we’ve been drifting in. We cannot afford to descend into the luxury of victimhood, blame, old patterns, or responses. This is powerful, transformative energy inviting us to find gratitude in the moment, to receive the lessons we’ve been given with grace, and to keep move forward
We were born for this work.
We were born for this time.
We are transforming our economy and reconciling our relationship with power and money. With a brand-new metric of value, we no longer measure value on the material plane, but instead, the currency of our new economy is discovering how we can amplify our well-being and use it to increase the quality of life and well-being for others.
We can no longer afford to see ourselves as separate from others. We are building a global and eco-centric economy. To take the first vital steps laying the foundation of a more equitable and sustainable world, we have to humbly admit that we are intricately and inextricably entangled with each other.
This year we begin to build a world filled with collaborative and co-creative possibility. Everything begins with self-responsibility. From a place of wholeness, we can enter into agreements without hidden agendas or the need to prove our value.
We must approach this year with the question: How can I best serve the world?
Once we reclaim our value and gifts that only we can give the world, we can see our irreplaceable role in the cosmic plan, and we can then commit to serving the world at our highest level because this place of service is also the place where we experience the deepest joy. This is the natural response to doing the inner work.
We are playing a long game. We must be patient and continue to keep the long-term vision in mind. We must remember to place our hands on each other’s backs and ride the wave forward together. We will all win when we ALL win.
It will take tremendous courage this year to look at the dismantling and trust that, once we take things apart, there will be something better to build in its place. We must be willing to collaborate, explore, and experiment. We will be taking giant leaps of faith.
Our blessings this year will be amplified when we are willing to transform our old stories into a narrative that is truly worthy of who we are. We must trust our own intuitive awareness and be willing to do what feels right even if our logical, conditioned minds are fighting against what we once knew as “correct and aligned.”
Faith stabilizes everything. Faith gives us the power to face potential emotional volatility and to trust that we can slice through the intensity bringing harmony to situations that feel unstable while we keep the “big picture” in mind. We must endure, even if we are in unfamiliar territory, questioning our definition of momentum and progress. Always trust that there is a bigger story unfolding.
We are on the cusp of a Creative Revolution that will, in time, be compared to the Scientific Revolution. We are on the edge of building the world we’ve been dreaming of since we were children. Innocence and joy are our key elements of creative power. It is from the playfulness of possibility thinking that the leading edge of a revolution and our evolution in consciousness will be advanced forward. We must act from the place of playfulness, believing—knowing—that evolution in consciousness will advance all of humanity forward.


2021 is the year we must do the inner work of clearing our old karma in order to be better able to translate Truth into action on the planet. Together, we will change the world, one shift in consciousness at a time. Once we make these vital shifts, the next right action steps will be revealed.
As always, take care of yourselves. Be generous to yourself and fill your own cup so that you have more to share. Trust in abundance and “enough-ness” and keep doing the right thing, even if you’re—especially if you’re—quaking in your boots.
From my Heart to Yours,
Karen Curry Parker
https://understandinghumandesign.com/

*Exerts from Karen Curry Parkers ‘Your End-of-Year Planetary Transit Guide’. I found her message to be profound and I am sharing it in the hopes it can move others so that we can gain momentum in order to collectively translate this truth into action in our world.

The programme

The next 3 months I will be supporting you with your Radical Transformation. I wish I had someone to assist me and give support when I went through this journey but I did not and that is one of the reasons I created this programme for you. But as wonderful as I am {see positive affirmation 🙂 } I can only assist you as far as you reach out to me for guidance. I work with many people at any given time so please reach out to me via email, WhatsApp (probably the best), smoke signals, pigeons, mental telepathy (probably not that effective) if you have questions, answers, suggestions and so forth. Please keep me updated on your progress so we can celebrate the wins too. Before you begin, I encourage you to weigh yourself, take some photos and document all your current symptoms be it depression, fatigue, pain, insomnia, inflammation etc so that we have something of a baseline to compare to after the 3 months is up.

My contact details again: +27 65 924 7332| gillianosheamail@gmail.com

Living in the Love vibration

Some people are born with a high love vibration, and others are fortunate to grow up in it. Most of us, however, have considerable overcoming to do in order to fully experience it. This overcoming is the process of personal transformation or the process of becoming connected and whole.

The love vibration allows us to express the God-qualities that inspire and empower.
Well into midlife, I’ve finally discovered that the law of attraction means living in the love vibration. Not only is this the law of attraction, it is the law of life. If we want good to manifest for us, we must commit ourselves to feeling good, being good, doing good. Good is God expressing through us.

When we live in the love vibration, our energy resonates at a high frequency and we express the God-qualities of compassion, forgiveness, tolerance, respect, generosity, joy, peace—all that inspires, empowers, and enhances life. The love vibration lifts us to a higher state of consciousness and frees us of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that minimize and victimize us.

Keeping Our Ego in Check
Gone are any neurotic fear, guilt, judgment, greed, envy, arrogance, and the ego’s stubborn need to be right. “Vexations of the spirit” lose their power over us. Free from the baggage of negativity and limited thinking, we begin to feel lighter and shine brighter. We become the magnet attracting our good.

Living in the love vibration may be a simple concept to understand, but it can be our most difficult challenge. Living in the love vibration means keeping our ego/personality in check as we relate to people and circumstances from “the high watch,” our soul-self.

Our ego easily indulges in the dramas of life. We invest emotional and physical energy in advancing the ego through superiority, security, and status.

Our soul-self is the wise, detached participant-observer. It experiences life but is not consumed by it. It recognizes life as the unfolding of a divine plan, the evolving of Spirit within form. The soul-self trusts that “all things work together for good.”

Embracing Wholeness
When we live in the love vibration, we know that all aspects of life are connected and that we each have the potential—indeed, the responsibility—to become whole. To clarify: Connection means that every presence on this planet (human, animal, plant, mineral) is a unique expression of God and that we are all interdependent. There is no separation … we are all cells of the living God, and what affects one, affects us all.

Wholeness, on the other hand, means being complete as an individual and in harmony and balance at all levels of our being—body, mind, and spirit. To be whole means to gather up and heal our fragmented pieces—the parts of ourselves that are disconnected from Spirit. Our brokenness is often due to feelings of unworthiness and pain from the past. Living in the love vibration keeps us focused in the present moment, connected and at one with ourselves and all there is.

Embracing Love
Living in the love vibration is our birthright and directs the unfolding of our life’s passion. It sets the intention for every day, the agenda for every interaction, the prescription for every ill, and the expectation for every circumstance.

In this state of being, we are heart-centered in thought, word, and deed. We project the high frequency of love and light, and it returns to us. This is the law of attraction.

Because the love vibration requires our ego personality to surrender to the soul-self, we get out of our own way. Our path is cleared. We encounter people and situations that inspire us and guide us toward the fulfillment of our potential and passion. We are in the flow of life. Our role shifts from reactor to cocreator. We are empowered.

You know when you’re living in the love vibration because you can feel it. It feels like a natural high. It is a feeling of connection, of wholeness, of lightness and expansion. Meditation, miracles of nature, emotional ecstasy, and places of awesome beauty can give us similar feelings of bliss.

Living in the love vibration is our birthright and directs the unfolding of our life’s passion. It sets the intention for every day, the agenda for every interaction, the prescription for every ill, and the expectation for every circumstance.

Committing to the Love Vibration
To continually live in the love vibration takes considerable commitment and vigilance. It is all too easy to regress into fear, judgment, or self-righteousness. No matter how spiritual we think we are, we are still having the human experience of trials and tribulations, progress and relapse.

And it’s all right. We don’t have to deny or condemn our human vulnerabilities. The goal is to be positive and let the intelligence of our heart guide us.

Prayer, meditation, inspirational readings, and service to others are all excellent ways to attract connection, wholeness, and love. Other strategies include:

  • Seeking the good in everyone and everything.
  • Bringing trust to adversity.
  • Being grateful for all that we have.
  • Taking the high road in any conflicted situation or relationship.
  • Creating a sacred space of peace and beauty in which to renew.
  • Caring for living things.

Love is the elixir for joy and the antidote to pain. Love fuels the fire of our passion. Love lifts us from our limitations to our potential. Love transcends time and space. Love transmutes differences and prejudices. Love heals. Love is the vibration of Spirit, the song of the Universe. Love is the alpha and the omega.

Learning to live in the love vibration is why we are here. It is our individual and collective purpose. It is the secret of life that is hiding in plain view. When we live in the love vibration, we graduate this life with honors.

excerpt from Sacred Secrets by Paula Godwin Coppel

Make yourself your No 1 in 2021

Diet, lifestyle, environment, medications, and stress can all affect our immune system, leading to allergies, hypersensitivities, fatigue, bloating and other symptoms.


Do you suffer from a few of these symptoms?


Sinus, postnasal drip, headaches, insomnia, weight gain, flatulence, bloating, dark rings under the eyes, asthma, irritability, piles, fatigue, depression, thrush, water retention, inflammation, joint pain, skin irritations, diarrhea or constipation?


A Kinesiology consultation can provide you with some insight and into what is going on with your body and some relief, so you can feel healthier and have more energy.

Make 2021 the year you learn to tune in to your body to listen to and decipher the messages its giving you, so that you can get back into balance and have the vitality to live your best life.

What to expect from a kinesiology session…..

Factors that lead to allergy symptoms….

Online classes – Grow your own food

A new food garden, just 4 months old in Western Cape, South Africa that we started in March 2020 during lockdown.
click on the photo

Learn how to make healthy soil and grow your own food.

Each easy to follow class is an hour long and accompanied by notes which you receive via email.

No experience needed, just an enthusiastic attitude and access to the internet.

Cost per class is R100 ($6) per person.

Other classes with experienced Permaculturist and wellness practitioner include:

  1. A beginner’s guide to growing your own food
  2. Planning your food garden
  3. How to make healthy soil (incl. how to make compost in 21 days)
  4. Seeds, seedlings, and plants for a permaculture garden
  5. Setting up an income producing food garden
  6. Medicinal gardens
  7. Food gardening for children (Aged 6 upwards)
  8. Radical Transformation in 90 days – Heal and create a better version of yourself in 90 days
  9. Fermentation. How to make various ferments (kombucha, kefir, kimchi) and why they are good for you.
    Please contact me to book or if you require more information email me on gillianosheamail@gmail.com or WhatsApp +27 65 924 7332.

A powerful energy massage with lymph drainage

A powerful experience includes identifying chakra and meridian imbalance, gentle, stroking massage movements and pressure on the acupressure points and meridians, Neuro Emotional, Neuro Lymphatic, Neuro Vascular corrections, specific chakra music combined with specific aromatherapy oils. This massage will bring about great relaxation and reduce inflammation, pain and stress and move lymph.

If you are in need of energy healing and nurturing this is definitely the massage for you.

Book with me by sending a WhatsApp on 065 924 7332 with your preferred day and time for a treatment.

Client feedback

Featured

The results so far are amazing. My headaches are gone. My leg pain is reduced to nearly no pain. My lower back pain is also reduced. I lost 6 kilograms after the first cleansing. I can eat things that I could not eat without getting heart burn before. I have not had to take a pain killer since I have started with this program. My anxiety levels are reduced, I can handle lots of pressure without a stiff neck. I feel brand new and full of energy. My vision improved in my one eye that specialists declared blind.

In the beginning when I started the programme it felt overwhelming, but with dedication and faith you can see the results within days. Just the fact that I now realise you don’t heal your body with pain pills , but rather by treating the root cause, really impress me and makes a difference in my life. For the first time my body and mind connect with earth through natural healing.
Gillian thank you so much for all your love and care. You really go the extra mile and really want to make a difference that I could feel and see.
I am excited and looking forward to my full 90 days of transformation!

Marionette

The results were, in a word, astounding! My stomach hasn’t felt this good in 2 years. No more indigestion, acid reflux, pain or tenderness in my stomach. Perfect digestion. And all my menopausal symptoms are completely gone! Also, the affirmations really helped me to come to terms with my situation.

Lisa

Having been on the programme to eliminate Epstein Barr, I lost 7kg’s, have more energy, my sleep has improved and I feel happier in myself. I know that I am not alone with these challenges and there are plenty of people worse off than me. I hope my journey can help others.

Sharon

After the second kinesiology healing session, I realised just how powerful the corrections for imbalances and releasing of stresses. After 5 sessions and 3 months later I have lost 15 kg, I have come down from 60mg of cortisone to 5mg alternate day, completely off my water pills. I am feeling alive a well and have a drive for life again. I can’t wait to get up in the morning and say hello to life every day. I am loving my healing journey, will continue with my process with Gillian.

Lee

I started consultations with Gillian after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, compromised liver and bladder functions and Sjogren`s Disease. I have found improvement, relieve and healing of many of my symptoms since. It has also been confirmed by repeated medical examinations.

Rene

I suffered from chronic utircaria, been to two different physicians, Dermatologist, the gynecologist and no help.

Since I have seen Gillian, I’m much healthy and don’t have severe breakouts, I’m totally off medications and my skin has improved and I feel brand new and loving myself again.

She is genuine and you will feel free with her, she is a pure soul.

Michelle

I have been suffering from severe pain and swelling of my left ankle for more than a year . After several visits to doctors , specialists,MRI scans, sonars and Xrays and thousands of rands later no one had an answer . After only one lymphatic drainage massage and ozone treatment to my surprise there were an immediate improvement. After the 3 rd treatment I could walk normally and the swelling was gone . My last treatment was more than a month ago and no swelling , no pain and no medication . I will recommend this treatment to everyone . It sure changed my life .
Sylvia

Gastritis and hormonal issues resolved

I went to see Gillian because I had been experiencing recurring bouts of gastritis for over 2 years and I just never seemed to get 100% well. I was also experiencing quite intense menopausal symptoms, namely regular hot flushes, night sweats, insomnia and restless legs at night.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but Gillian’s calm, friendly and down-to-earth manner immediately set me at ease. She took a very thorough history and asked about every single aspect of my life. I experienced the actual kinesiology session to be gentle and healing, but also surprisingly deep and very personal. I had expected to receive input about my stomach, but most of the healing was around emotional issues and limiting beliefs.

Gillian gave me a few mantras and affirmations to use and also recommended a complete parasite cleanse. I was skeptical that a parasite cleanse would address my menopausal symptoms, but I committed to the process and also to the very strict diet for 2 weeks.

The results were, in a word, astounding! My stomach hasn’t felt this good in 2 years. No more indigestion, acid reflux, pain or tenderness in my stomach. Perfect digestion. And all my menopausal symptoms are completely gone! Also, the affirmations really helped me to come to terms with my situation.

I’m feeling really well – energetic and positive – even more than a month after the cleanse. I’ve pretty much returned to my normal eating patterns, apart from the glass of fresh celery juice I drink every morning on an empty stomach, but none of my symptoms have returned.

I would definitely recommend Gillian. She is a gifted and intuitive healer.

Lisa P, Knysna, Garden Route, South Africa