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Monday, 27 June 2011
What God Hath Joined Together!
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: "Wagner - Lohengrin Bridal Chorus"
Topic: General Info

Wedding - Saturday, 21 May 2011
68 photos
 
We had a beautiful wedding at Quail Hollow State Park.  We got married out in the woods on the Nature-for-All Trail.  That way my Mom could attend in her wheelchair.  Look at our pictures and share in our joy!  Be sure and read the captions and watch our video, too!  Thank you for being our friend.
 
 

 
 
 


 
 
 
 
 
13 photos
 
Ahhhh....the cake!  We had an all natural, beautiful cake, made by family members and us with love!!
 
 
 
Our Wedding Video!  
 
Dean is my soulmate.  We will be working together to bring this vision about!  
 
Naturally Yours In Good Health,
"Vibraceous, ND"
 
Dr. Jody Evans, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.
www.allnaturalhealthworks.com
www.essentials-of-life.org
 

Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 10:14 AM EDT
Updated: Monday, 18 July 2011 3:19 PM EDT
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Wednesday, 29 December 2010
Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center
Now Playing: "Lean on Me," by Bill Whithers
Topic: General Info

All profits from the products, professional services or educational programs which are offered by All Natural HealthWorks go to the Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center to help in funding free natural health programs and holistic healing support.  All donations to Essentials of Life go to this cause.

 

Essentials of Life just opened a page on Facebook!  There you will find events, discussions and a forum of friends.  Please join us there.

 

Essentials of Life works to raise people's awareness of how to make use of God's gift's of healing which have been with us since the beginning of time.  When the earth was created and decreed good, everything we needed to live happy and healthy lives was provided to us.  Those gifts are still ours today.  These are the true essentials of life!

 

Naturally Yours in Good Health,

 

"Vibraceous, ND"

Dr. Jody Eshelman (soon to be Evans!), ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.

 

(Just call me Jody or "Vibe" for Vibraceous, ND!)

 

Director of Healing Ministries, Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center

 

www.essentials-of-life.org

eolhec@aol.com

 

 

 


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Monday, 14 June 2010
We Can Make It Group!
Mood:  sharp
Now Playing: "Lean On Me," by Bill Withers
Topic: General Info

The We Can Make It Group is a grassroots establishment designed to help anyone needing a way to lift themselves up to a higher expression of good, no matter their present situation in life.  The apparent lack of finances, health, resources, or creative ability need not hamper anyone's ability to be a viable part of our group and take equal part in any way.  What you don't know, we can help you to learn, and what you don't have we can help you in overcoming.  And most importantly, we can help you find the natural beauty and strength that's in YOU. 

In an effort to meet our mission of helping to Give Folk Medicine Back to the Folks, we are Teaching People to Teach People to Teach about natural health, and about how to make simple natural products for everyday use.  It is always better for your health to use all natural products, instead of using products with more and more chemicals and toxins to meet our basic needs.  We make products like soaps, skin care products, first aid kits, household cleaners, pet products, and so many, many more things!

 

The Can Make It Group also offers a fabulous way for individuals and groups to make money.  Aren't FUNdraisers more fun when they're FUN?  Aren't they more worthwhile when the group is learning something valuable and laughing and working together making products that will help bring people closer to the goodness that nature provides?

The products we will be making are reflective of the beauty in all of God's creation.  We believe in the natural goodness of what has been given to us in nature, and we strive to create products for sale that will bring this goodness into all of our lives. 

In our sessions, we not only learn how to make products, but we also learn why natural products are better for us, and how to incorporate these changes into our lives.  The information and knowledge being passed on in this group is information that could help you to live in a much healthier, happier way! 

We Can Make It...it's more than just a good name.  It's our commitment to you. 

 Benefits

 

·         To participants

o   Learn more about natural health

o   Learn how to make natural products to use in your everyday life

o   Earn money for self, family, or special causes or opt to receive products for free in return for your talent and time

o   Develop leadership skills

o   Gain job experience

o   Put in as much or as little time as you’d like

o   Develop the outlet of creative expression

o   Enjoy the company of others and have a great time

§  One way to not only feel better, but also to actually see improvements in health, is to become involved in group activities - particularly creative endeavors. 

 

·         To consumers

o   Non-toxic products

o   Health rejuvenating products

o   Quality ingredients

 

·         To animals and the environment

o   No toxic chemicals to produce or put back into the earth

o   No animal by-products

o   No animal  testing

 

Structure of Group

 

·         Educational component

o   Presentation once every month (Examples below…)

§  The Healing Benefits of Camaraderie and Creativity

§  The healing benefits of natural products

·         Aromatherapy vs. Neurotoxins

·         What Goes on Your Skin Goes In

§  Common ingredients in conventional products

·         Impurities and fillers

·         Chemicals

·         Animal by-products

§  Relaxation and Health

§  Ways to incorporate natural products into everyday life

·         Personal Care

·         Home

·         Work

·         Travel` 

·         Children

·         Pets      

§  How to make natural products

·         Group instructed by nationally certified traditional naturopath

·         Financial Arrangement

o   1/3 of all money taken in every month goes back to Essentials of Life

§  Advertising, program development, equipment, and other expenses

o   1/3 of all money taken in goes back into the group fund for supplies

§  Wholesale prices are set at approximately 3x the cost of ingredients and supplies used to make

o   1/3 of all money taken in is split amongst the participants

§  Time sheets to be submitted by participants showing how many  hours each month they put into a project or projects giving a brief description of how time was spent

·         Must be reasonable and productive time spent

o   Receipts for any money put in

§  Pre-approval must be obtained in order to claim reimbursement

o   Wholesale price of products is 2/3 of suggested retail

§  Receipts signed by vendor upon delivery

o   Books to be reconciled at the beginning of every  month for the previous month

o   This is a free enrichment program offered through the Essentials of Life Holistic Enrichment Center.  There is never a charge for the classes we give!

·         Leadership Opportunities – Leadership experience gained which can be placed on resumes or used in  future endeavors.  People are needed in all areas of group involvement.

o   Marketing

o   Production

o   Quality Control

o   Record Keeping

o   Group Organization

o   Education

o   Events

 

·         All different skills are appreciated, such as sewing, cooking, artwork or simply just a willingness to learn! 

·         Children and youth can participate in some of our activities if they are interested and non-disruptive.  We hope to have a program soon especially for kids.

 

·         Everyone welcome.   The only requirement is that you behave in a respectful and conscientious manner.

 

·         The group may be held at different locations and at various times according to what works out best for each group.  Each group may choose different projects, as well, and several projects may be going on at one time.

 

·         The group’s progress depends upon group production and combined efforts at helping to market the products.  Money to continue is raised through the sales.

 

·         Only the official We Can Make It Group, a program of Essentials of Life, is entitled to use the group name.  In this way we can maintain quality control over the products we offer for sale.

 

·         Our mission is to Teach People to Teach People to Teach, in an effort to give Folk Medicine Back to the Folks!  Our hope is to become more aware of God’s gifts of healing in nature and to pass it on as we go.

 

www.essentials-of-life.org/WeCanMakeIt.html

 

  Check our schedule at http://www.meetup.com/allnaturalhealthworks/calendar/list/

 

Right now we're meeting in Hartville, Ohio, and Wheeling, West Virginia.  If you're in the area, please come!

What one person can't accomplish alone can often be done in a group! 

Naturally Yours in Good Health,

Vibraceous, ND

Dr. Jody Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.

Healing Ministries Director, 

Essentials Of Life Holistic Enrichment Center


Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 3:19 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 14 June 2010 3:22 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Trusting the Process
Now Playing: "Turn, Turn, Turn" by the Byrds
Topic: General Info


Turn, Turn, Turn


To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to build up,a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones, a time to gather stones together

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time of love, a time of hate
A time of war, a time of peace
A time you may embrace, a time to refrain from embracing

To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose, under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time to love, a time to hate
A time for peace, I swear its not too late

Words-adapted from the bible, book of Ecclesiastes
Music-Pete S eeger


Sometimes it is hard to realize things are moving in the right direction when times get tough, but it is all a part of the natural order of things. Everything has a purpose...a reason...a time...and everything is all good.

I haven't written for quite some time in my Notes from the Naturopath. I would like to try and get back to writing an entry once every week. I've been so busy with other things, and it has bothered me greatly to be away like I've been. But, everything in its own time.

Before I really get into the topic at hand, I would like to thank everyone for their prayers concerning my Mom. If you haven't read what I shared about this, you can read now by clicking here.

I am extremely happy to say that my Mom is back in her apartment now, safe and sound. She has been through quite an ordeal, and it is not over yet. At 91, she had a massive heart attack, but she recovered beautifully, in my opinion, due greatly to prayer.

She was sent to a nursing home for a week to undergo cardiac therapy then after that, and that's when the worst part began. A huge piece of furniture...a wooden wardrobe...fell down on top of her, causing her to have to have 9 stitches put into her head, and she also suffered a concussion as a result. She also got an infection while in the nursing home.

Whether from the concussion or the infection or due to a combination of both, she suffered diarrhea and vomiting, and then was neglected by the nursing home and dehydration set rapidly in. After a great deal of arguing over the phone with the nurse in charge who did not want to listen when I told her my mother's voice did not sound right on the phone...she was taken back to the hospital, and come to find out, she was in renal failure and her organs were shutting down. We almost lost her, but through prayer (and the nagging persistence of a daughter who doesn't trust institutionalized health care!), she is finally almost through all of this now.

There was more that happened, but I'll save that for our day in court!  I'm hoping my family will sue. It was awful what my mother went through, and the cover-up attempts by the nursing home were a complete and utter disgrace.  No one should be made to endure what they put her and us through when they are supposed to be there to help.  Through their negligence she almost died.  Then to top it all off, they tried to tell us that she needed to stay there forever.  We thought we were going to have a fight on our hands, but we got her out of there and now she's back home where she wants to be and she is doing just fine!

As a matter of fact, MY MOM CELEBRATED HER 92ND BIRTHDAY ON SUNDAY, SURROUNDED AT HOME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!!

As to the topic, something my mother said to me while she was in the hospital struck me. She summed up 91 years of life on this earth by saying that all sorts of things happen to you in a lifetime, and they all pass away. She remarked that things change so quickly, and all you can do is just to go with the flow and do the best that you can, trusting that it is all good.

How simple. Just let go and let God. Allow life to happen and trust.

That's how I try to live my life. I was blessed with the knowledge of what my life's work was to be at a very young age, and since then, I have pursued my goals throughout all the twists and the turns life has presented to me. Sometimes it seemed as if I was heading in the wrong direction, but upon walking a few steps further in faith, evidence has always been presented to show me that it has all been a part of the Plan.

There have also been times in my life when it has seemed like the obstacles were too great for me to overcome, and that my dreams were too much to hope to come true. What I have come to find out, however, is that the obstacles encountered along the way were not to keep me from achieving my goals, but rather to help me in the long run to be better able to carry them out.

Let me see if I can explain what I mean by giving an example to you.

Take the financial hardship that I have encountered in my personal life. I won't get into the details right now, but suffice it to say that we have been quite destitute.

But riches are not always measured in money, and I believe that God is the Source of all good, and that there is plenty of good all around. As a matter of fact, I believe there is GOOD in ALL, because I believe God IS Good, and God is EVERYWHERE.

Sooooo....where is the good in not having money? I'm trying to raise a family, maintain our health naturally, and establish a natural health learning center that would be of such good to so many people...where is the good in us being too poor to accomplish these goals?

Ahhhh...but therein lies the answer. If I believe that God is directing me in the ways that I need to go to achieve my purpose in life, which I do, because that's what I pray fervently for everyday...then NOTHING can keep me from accomplishing the goals as given to me by God. I believe they are Divinely inspired, and so nothing can stand in my way.

So then where is the good? The good is in looking deeper for healing ways. It's not always possible for people to dig in their pockets to get what they need to be well. But if God always gives what we need, then money must not be required to gain health.

Health is in the thoughts we think, the food we eat, the way that we take in our air. It's in the water we drink, the love that we share, and in the colors and sounds. Health is in the fragrance of life and in our laughter and tears. Health is our birthright as creatures of God, living here on planet Earth!

It is my mission to Give Folk Medicine Back to the Folks, and to Teach People to Teach People to Teach! It is towards this end that I have been working to establish a natural health learning center, both on and offline.  It seems like it is taking forever, but it is happening in its own time.

Time.  We tend to want things to happen instantly, and we want to always feel good.  But life isn't like that. Sometimes life can be uncomfortable, this much is true, and sometimes it can be downright hard, and a lot of people want to make it all go away with some medical miracle surgery or drug, or maybe with money or some other way of escaping and getting out of the responsibility of actually facing and growing through problems in life. 

But when I look at that picture above of my mother, and I see so much wisdom inside those eyes, I know that life is worth living.  She's had so many experiences and lived through so much over the years.  My mother is the most perfect combination of guts and of grace that I've ever known in my life!

And when I look into the eyes of my mother, I see that the only thing out of any of it that matters is love.  She can't always remember the details of her 92 years, but she always, always, always remembers the love.

Since I started writing this article, my mother has gone into the hospital again.  She is currently in cardiac care with congestive heart failure.  Through prayer and her will to survive, she is doing MUCH better today. 

Things change so quickly...Sunday she was surrounded by family and friends at her birthday party, and Tuesday she's got an IV and an oxygen mask and is hooked up to lots of machines.  I talked to her first thing this morning, however, and she was sitting up in bed eating a great big breakfast and getting ready to take a bath, sounding as chipper as ever and hoping to be going home soon.  I'm hoping maybe today.  I don't like her in there for too long, because, well....I won't get into all that, but I don't!

I know that one of these days my mother will leave us, and that thought is so saddening to me.  But today she's alive, and I know that her love will live on forever.  I hope that I can be half as loving a being as my mother has taught me to be.

Now it's time to enjoy the 4th of July!  May the people in this country and in the whole world be free!

Naturally Yours  in Good Health,

Vibraceous, ND

Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP, D.D.

All Natural HealthWorks!
Holistic Education and Research Unlimited... 

 www.allnaturalhealthworks.com

 

The information presented is the author's personal and professional opinion, and is intended for educational purposes only. Nothing printed here is designed to take the place of a physician's advice. If you are experiencing problems with your health, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed health care professional. All Natural HealthWorks! is not responsible for any damages or ill-effects resulting from the information presented herein, nor do we make any recommendations regarding your health. We are simply here as a resource for you in making your own choices for your health yourself.


 

 


Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 9:38 AM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, 4 July 2007 11:19 AM EDT
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Sunday, 1 January 2006
Welcome to Our New Administrative Director!
Topic: General Info
Kimberly Castle,
an ordained minister and licensed social worker from Southaven, Mississippi, has been sent to us from Heaven above! We are pleased to announce that we have contracted with Kim to act as Administrative Director for All Natural HealthWorks! She has already contributed MUCH! Kim came to us through Care2.com, an online community of people sharing ways to care for the world. She is one of the co-hosts of the two groups that we sponsor. You are encouraged to visit them both!

We are very grateful to Kim for her contributions to the work we are doing. In addition to her wonderful administrative, ministerial, and social work skills, Kim is also a gifted Reiki practitioner, and she is the best true aromatherapy candle maker around! Kim is also an EXCELLENT friend, and a wonderful teacher of natural health. Kim is a true believer in the work that we are doing here. She's very compassionate and wise. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions regarding any of the educational programs, services, or products we offer, you can contact Kim at allnatureworks@aol.com. Please join me in giving her a very warm welcome! We’re very glad she’s on board!!!


Vibraceous, ND
Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP
Executive Director





All Natural HealthWorks!
Holistic Education and Research Unlimited...

 


Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Monday, 30 June 2008 4:24 PM EDT
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Tuesday, 21 June 2005
Help Wanted!
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: "Volunteers of America," by Jefferson Airplane
Topic: General Info
Hello!

A bit of business to attend to for a moment, if you don't mind!

I hope what I am presenting to you here in this website will prove to be helpful to you somehow in your quest for natural health. My sincere hope is that it is helping you to increase your awareness of the choices you have regarding your health.

I offer classes in the community regarding the topics you see discussed on these pages here, but it is through the internet that I am able to reach the most people. It is a marvelous venue for this!

But how does it work? How do I make sure people will know it is here?

My son, Ronny, has been putting my work into code and posting it. Phew! That has been soooo much help! I do this blog myself, but that's just because blogs are not hard to do! Thank goodness I have a smart son! The main website is rather immense!

However, there is more to getting a website out to the people than merely posting it onto a page. People have to know that it's there! It is with this that I'm asking your help.

One method is to make use of reciprical links. I have been finding various websites which will put a link to my site in exchange for me linking to theirs. I won't do this with just any site, it has to be something good. Here are a couple right here that are worth your time to check out!


This is a website which is very helpful to anyone building and promoting a site of their own needing help:

AddMe.com, Search Engine Optimization and Submission


And this is a very good site regarding natural health:


NaturalHealthWeb.com- - NaturalHealthWeb.com is one of the most complete guides to information about Natural Health and Alternative Medicine on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles, free Newsletters and descriptions of many of the most important Natural Health and Alternative Medicine Web Sites on the World Wide Web.

Be sure to visit these links. I appreciate their links back to us!

I would like to ask for your help, as well. If you're enjoying and gaining benefit from what you're reading here, please help spread the word! Let your friends know about it, and tell them to let their friends know, too! This blog, and the All Natural HealthWorks! website are just very brand new!

(In fact, they aren't even finished, so please excuse all the links that are not working yet! This is a very big site, and we're working as quickly as we can to get it ready for you!)

Also, please,if you know of any websites who would post a link to us, let us know that, as well! We would appreciate that very much!

When I say us, I am not just speaking of me. I am referring to an entire network we're building here of a lot of very gifted and talented people working to provide natural health services and education. Please contact us if you'd like to be a part of our team! We have plenty of room for more! (Not only healers, but we need support people, too!)

Please read our mission statement to learn more about what it is we are trying to do, and if you would like to help make this vision a reality, please get in touch with us. This is a big project, and we can use help in so many ways.

It has been a wonderful experience for me, and continues to be so each day, to watch this vision unfold. It's still in the early stages, on one hand, but actually it's been in preparation for about 36 years! The vision was given to me when I was a very young girl.

Thank you for your support and your prayers. If you'd like to help, please be sure and let us know!

Blessings for a wonderful day!
Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP
allnatureworks@aol.com






The information presented is the author's personal and professional opinion, and is intended for educational purposes only. Nothing printed here is designed to take the place of a physician's advice. If you are experiencing problems with your health, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed health care professional. All Natural HealthWorks! is not responsible for any damages or ill-effects resulting from the information presented herein, nor do we make any recommendations regarding your health. We are simply here as a resource for you in making your own choices for your health yourself.

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Updated: Wednesday, 3 August 2005 8:24 AM EDT
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Sunday, 29 May 2005
Getting Acquainted
Mood:  on fire
Now Playing: Time to Relax by Invizable Munkee
Topic: General Info

Let's sit back now and start getting a little more comfortable with one another. I'm Mary...or Mary Jo...or Jody...or Dr. Eshelman...whichever name you prefer.

Why not post a comment to me, and let me know who you are!

I would like to point out some of the features of this website which might make it more useful to you. If you have any suggestions as to how we could make it more user friendly, by all means, please let me know. I want people to be comfortable here. The URL for the main website is www.allnaturalhealthworks.com. It is still under a great deal of construction, but it is due soon for release. In the meanwhile, if you want a wee little peek, you can find it by clicking here There's still LOTS of work to do on it, though, so please, if you visit it now, please come back again soon! My son is helping me put it together. He's doing a wonderful job! He's doing all of the coding himself. He's teaching himself as he goes! I'd say a lot of very complimentary things about my son here, but he doesn't like it when I do the "Mom" thing! You can see for yourself on his website, some of why I'm so proud!) www.invizablemunkee.com

In the way I designed the website, I'm hoping people will want to come back and back. The idea is to make it an entire online learning center, with all the resources at hand. The Research Section alone should keep you busy for years! And the Daily Smile page should keep you coming back! Hahaha!

That and the Stress Relief Paintball game! (Stress can be real hard on your health!) In the Education portion of the website, you will find the Online Learning pages, with lessons and articles, as well as instructions for making a lot of good recipes and formulas. (This portion is still under a lot of heavy construction. Please check back often for more!) I see my job as a naturopath to offer people enough reason to find things out for themselves, and to help them learn how to recognize what's true from false. I don't have all the answers. I'm not a walking encyclopedia, but I do know how to use reference books. There are other ways, too, in which we learn, besides books. I will try to find ways to lead you through practical learning, either by extending opportunities to you to attend classes, workshops and groups, or by leading you through activities as a part of our learning right here. Be sure to check for Upcoming Events! I know. A lot of these pages are still under construction. But pretty soon they won't be, and I'll try and keep you busy with what IS ready till then! Along the same lines as learning to recognize good information from bad...(there is a LOT of false information out there! We'll talk to great lengths about this!)...is also learning to recognize good natural health products from those which are ineffective, or perhaps even dangerous. There is a lot to be considered,and sometimes what we might normally think is the best, is actually the far less superior choice. If we are to learn to make good choices, we need to learn what points need to be considered in making these choices. For instance, in the case of herbs (and any food, really!), it is important not only which herb to use, but how it was grown, when it was picked, how it was processed and stored. It is important to know which form to choose for which purpose, and how to effectively use. It's also extremely important to know what other ingredients are used in the formula,and the way in which it was devised. Some herbs are grown in soil that is weak, and then sprayed with pesticides and picked at the wrong time of year. Sometimes they are not stored in a manner so as to retain freshness, or treated with heat and chemicals. Sometimes they might even have mold. Believe me, it's important to know your source. The best source, always, is herbs from right where you live. (Provided your lawn isn't chemically treated, because in that case you wouldn't have any herbs, and if you did they'd be poisonous then. See why the source matters so much? They do this to many commercial herbs! I urge you to know your source!) If you choose to purchase your herbs, which often we do for reasons of convenience and formulation beyond what we know, then it is important to buy them from a reputable source. Our Products Section features products which we have chosen to be of exceptionally good quality. There will be a few more posted soon. Included in the selections are not only pre-formulated products, but also the raw ingredients to prepare products yourself, if that's something that you'd like to do. I do a little of both! To understand a little more of what our mission is here, be sure to read About Us. All Natural HealthWorks! isn't just me! There is a whole network of "us!" We have a network of holistically minded people who have joined together to provide education and services! You may choose one of these people to work with you by reading their bio and contacting us, or you may choose particular services you'd like, and we'll do the referral for you. If you would like to be involved on our team, please let us know. Part of why this is such a healing place is because we recognize everyone has healing gifts! If you'd like to find ways to develop your gifts to share, we can help you with that! We always have room for beginners! And if you are a seasoned professional, we have a spot for you, too! Be sure to read what we can offer to you! (This goes for Support positions, too!) Hmmmm....Let's see...What else should I highlight to you regarding the website? We have a Dog-Gone Good Section on Pets!!! EVERYONE deserves natural health! You will find lots on our website...drug prevention is something you'll read lots about. That topic is close to my heart. You'll also read a lot about God. I don't apologize for that to anyone, but I do need to clarify. When I speak of God, I have no intention of trying to push my idea of God onto you. That word means so many things to so many people,and it's a very personal thing. You can substitute other words if you like. That works even better sometimes, if the word is something unfamiliar or frightening to you. To some people that word might be. There could be all sorts of meanings attached. The only thing I will say about my beliefs is that I believe God is all-good, everywhere present, to be worshipped in spirit and love. I don't believe there are "accidents;" I believe there is a Higher Power at work...a force which works to our good. (Remember? All-good and all-present! Phew! What a relief and a blessing to know!) Anyways, that's my take on it all. To me, God made us to be well, whether you consider that to be simply a biological thing or whether you believe in a Spiritual Power at work. Either way, I believe we were designed with wellness and survival in mind, if we just use what we were given, and don't mess it up by distorting it too much out of shape! Spirituality is something we can't avoid talking about, if we're going to talk about holistic healing and health. We are whole beings, and our spiritual selves are a part of that. In fact, that's where the real truth of our being lies...in the part that's unseen. However we do have bodies! Sometimes we get so spiritually minded that we forget about that! So perhaps to say the spiritual part of us is the most important is unfair in the whole picture of health. We have to take care of our bodies, as well, if we want to live here in this form. And our minds...What of our minds? Our minds and emotions form the link between body and spirit...How we use our mind can build us up and make us strong, or our minds can drive us insane. There are links between all three that could easily lead into another whole blog right here and now. I'll save that for another day soon! Suffice it to say that in dealing with holistic health, the topic of spirituality and faith will arise. I hope this introduction, in brief, to the website has proved to be useful to you. If you have any suggestions as to how we can make this better, please let us know, for sure! Also please let us know if you would like to help us make this vision a reality. We need extra support now at the beginning. We need people to work before there's even money to pay! (It's a good learning experience, though, and the money will be coming soon!) Speaking of money...Not to be crass, but it's a matter that should be discussed. I don't ever want money to be an issue. I believe healing is meant for us all. God (nature) provided to us everything that we need to be well. You can get healthy with just prayers, sunshine, herbs from the yard, exercise, clean water and song! Learn how to do accupressure or reflexolgy with just your own hands for tools, and there's something else you can do! There are plenty of things you can do to improve your health without money, and I love teaching those things! Then there are things you can do to reduce the cost of things you choose to buy. We have programs in place to reduce the cost...everything from bartering programs to apprenticeship programs to marketing products yourself. We will do whatever we can to work with you. We're even trying to get insurance in place! We have placed a language translator onto the website. We want to be able to reach everyone that we can! However, some of the writing has been placed onto pictures and then tranlated into html, and the translator cannot pick up this. I would suggest that if someone is trying to translate a page that won't translate, that they type the words into the box. It takes longer, but it can be done. If you have questions, we have one person on-board (Dr. Lupe Banuelos), who speaks fluent Spanish. Other than that, I'm willing to try and muddle my way through just about any language with someone on the translator, if they would like to converse directly with me. There's more than one way to communicate. If someone wants help, I will try. A note about the products we offer...Not only do we offer high quality health products, we also offer a wide range of other products, as well. For instance, books and educational resources, neti pots and yoga supplies, all-natural cosmetics, etc. Please support us in our efforts to bring you quality education for free and consider shopping from us! We even sell toothpaste online, educational nature toys,and we have a great product to save you big bucks at the gas tank, as well! Please think of us first when you shop! (We even have CHERRY TREES!!!) Also, please don't forget to visit our Links Page! You will find items to which the above applies, such as: Organic Flowers! Way cool! (Please be sure to link from our page! Thanks!)

You will also find extremely useful and potentially life saving information and resources...

...as well as links to some very nice people and friends!

You can find lots of great information by visiting us on our Links Page! Be sure to bookmark this page!

You can view the rest of our links by clicking here! As for me, I think I'll go to a spa! Doesn't that sound like a really great plan?! I look forward to getting to know you better in health! Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP allnatureworks@aol.com P.S. Please join our forum! Let's form a network of health-minded friends, and support each other in our quests for improved well-being and vitality! The information presented is the author's personal and professional opinion, and is intended for educational purposes only. Nothing printed here is designed to take the place of a physician's advice. If you are experiencing problems with your health, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed health care professional. All Natural HealthWorks! is not responsible for any damages or ill-effects resulting from the information presented herein, nor do we make any recommendations regarding your health. We are simply here as a resource for you in making your own choices for your health yourself.


Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 12:01 AM EDT
Updated: Friday, 13 July 2007 3:26 PM EDT
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Friday, 27 May 2005
So this is a blog!
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends by The Beatles
Topic: General Info
Hello, everyone! Welcome to the first day of our brand new Blog! I'm not totally sure what a blog is, but we'll find out together, okay?

My idea is that it is a place where I can write my thoughts to you, as can the other team members of All Natural HealthWorks!

Tonight I will just say I am looking so forward to sharing with you. Today while I was mowing the lawn, I was thinking of so many insights I'd like to share. I think this will be a good format for that.

The Message Board on our website is a place where everyone can share ideas on various topics related to natural healing and health. Sharing information and experience is what it's all about. Our great-grandmothers shared these kinds of ideas! That's how folk medicine was passed along, except without electronic device, as we can do now with the internet. This way we can share ideas on healing with people from all over the world!

I'm hoping we'll be learning a LOT of good things together! Let's keep spreading the word!

I am a doctor of naturopathy...an "expert," they say...But we all are the experts in our own right. We just need to know how to recognize the inherant truth in ourselves and in Life. The solution to any problem already exists within the problem itself. We just have to find it and put it to use. We can help each other do that.

(There's not a spot where God is not!)

The website will be up and running soon, and my hope in designing it has been that it will be a resource for learning...a tool...a vehicle to take you where you need to go to find the answers you seek.

We will be discussing ways to recognize valid information from improperly informed advice. There is so much information "out there" that it can be overwhelming sometimes. How do we know what is what? With so many contradictions, it can be hard to know what to believe. We'll talk a lot about that.

We will also be discussing how to find the truth for ourselves. It's a simple process, really, but it can be timestaking in its development. We'll walk through the process together...and help each other to not stray too far from the path.

Healing is not an event; it is a process. It is not something that gets done to us; it is something that comes from within. Medicines don't heal us. Not even herbs. The healing power is inside of us. We were created in the image and likeness of God. Our bodies know how to heal.

Why is it that people should think otherwise? Did our bodies not form from a simple sperm and an egg? Did we not grow arms and legs...and did we not grow smiles? We grew the arms and legs with the programming that was instilled into us by design; and the smiles, we grew with Love! That's all the more it takes to heal!

Healing is simple. The more we complicate it, the farther from the Truth that we stray. The Truth is that we were divinely designed, and that if we but make the best use of what we have been given, we will find that we have all that we need.

When you think about healing, think about what we were given from the very beginning of time. Think about things like sunshine, the moon and the stars. Think about the herbs of the field, the fruit of the vine, and the food that grows from the earth. Think about raindrops...wonderful clean water to drink and to bathe in! Think about songbirds and flowers and love!!!

These are the things through which healing comes. Healing is a magnimous gift given to us by a loving Father and a nurturing, sweet Mother Earth. There has not been one single day in the history of time when we did not have all that we need.

The problem is that we don't always have the wisdom, or the knowledge, or the faith to know what it is that we need, neither do we always have the good sense as individuals, nor as a collective race, to take very good care of ourselves. That's what we have done to ourselves. That's what we've got to un-do! We need to remember the way we were created to be.

Sounds vague, I know, but throughout the weeks to come we'll talk more, and I'll explain a little bit further in depth what it is that I'm trying to say.

We'll be discussing healing the body, spirit and mind through natural means...Not just for people, but all of God's creatures. In some ways, the animals know better than we! Hahaha! (To be discussed at a later date!)



Mary Jo Eshelman, ND, CTN, CNHP
www.allnaturalhealthworks.com




The information presented is the author's personal and professional opinion, and is intended for educational purposes only. Nothing printed here is designed to take the place of a physician's advice. If you are experiencing problems with your health, it is recommended that you consult with a licensed health care professional. All Natural HealthWorks! is not responsible for any damages or ill-effects resulting from the information presented herein, nor do we make any recommendations regarding your health. We are simply here as a resource for you in making your own choices for your health yourself.

Posted by super2/allnaturalhealth at 1:18 AM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 12 June 2005 2:50 PM EDT
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