Highly nutritional herbs

OK, food is good...not so sure about that other thing.
Jannevarez
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Can you tell me which herbs are deeply nourishing? My 8 yr old son has eating problems because of sensory issues with taste and textures. Trying to get him to eat has always been stressful for both of us! I worry about him because he is definitely lacking in nutrients and calories. His twin sister has at 2 inches on him! Anyway last fall when I attended your class and started learning about herbs I felt like there were answers waiting for me to find that could help with his sensory processing issues. I'm still searching but I did start nourishing him through herbs. I started making teas (mostly dandelion) and mixed them into frozen fruit smoothies because that's the only way he'd take them. I started seeing tiny improvements like his appetite increasing and a willingness to try new foods. I know it seems small but THAT truly was a miracle because normally when I'd try to get him to even taste one bite of something his anxiety would go through roof and he'd have a total meltdown!! What are the best herbs for deep nourishment and do you have any other suggestions other than fruit smoothies on how to disguise them? It's A LOT harder than you think when you have someone who has a heightened sense of taste, smell and touch/textures! Oh and he can't have any processed sugar or artificial ingredients because that also sends his anxiety through the roof so the herb jello recipe is awesome but not for him... ...sigh.... do you see why God pointed me towards His herbs and said GO LEARN!! [emoji15] I'm trying..... I really am!

Jan
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Oat straw is nourishing to the nervous system.

ANY deep rooted herb: burdock, yellow dock, dandelion, licorice root. My wife has been having success with that AND IT IS SWEET TASTING.

If you can put the herbs into his drinks as powders I think you would see a REAL improvement. If they are powered fine enough he will not know they are even there. Start slow.
Jannevarez
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Ok Thank you! Now ...... what is oat straw? Is it a weed that I can find growing abundantly near by or do I need to order it online somewhere?

Jan
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Also which of those roots have the mildest taste? The only one I've tasted is the licorice and I'm positive he'd be able to taste that in a drink or smoothie. He has bionic taste buds! It's like magnifying the flavors 10 times more. Imagine adding 10 times the ingredient (salt sugar etc.) to a recipe. It's no wonder he hates food. Therein lies my problem..... Sometimes I wish I could just bypass his mouth and use a feeding tube! :/ Is the oat straw pretty mild tasting?

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Jannevarez wrote: It's A LOT harder than you think when you have someone who has a heightened sense of taste, smell and touch/textures! Oh and he can't have any processed sugar or artificial ingredients because that also sends his anxiety through the roof
Jan
This is the wife of Idahoherbalist. You are doing a good job with a difficult situation. I just wanted to add a bit of info I have learned. A person with heightened senses is a red flag that the person has allergies or is at least ultra sensitive. You can do the muscle testing with an item held in the hand. Items that the body does not want will immediately weaken the body even when held in the hand. When you find items that the body is strongly positive for then the taste will be more desirable. Let me know if you want details how this testing can be done.

It would be way better to have the diet be whole foods, natural, organic and non GMO. A big reason to be non GMO and stay away from any fillers, preservatives and synthetic anything is that these tend to kick us when we're down and in our weak points.
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Oh my goodness!!! I am trying not to cry right now because I'm headed out to church right now... YES YES YES I want any and ALL info that you have. I've been dealing with these sensory issues for almost 20 years with my older son. It's been a nightmare. I've fasted and prayed many times for answers and the words that came clearly were "Foods in their purest form". Over yhe past 5 years that truly has been life changing for not just my son but our whole family. The other inspiration I got was simple "Herbs". I'm only beginning now to understand what that means. I have SO MUCH to learn and I need to learn it FAST! I can't repeat the last 20 years again with my 8 year old! Thank you so much I feel like you are another piece of the puzzle I've been trying to solve!!

Jan
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Hi again! So is the muscle testing something I can do myself at home or would I need to take him to see someone who specializes in this?

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You can learn it yourself. Renee is pretty good at it and so is Patrick. It can even be done remotely.

For yourself it does take some time to gain confidence in what you are doing. We started with the book The Emotion Code. This is a very spiritual thing to us. At this point I would suggest a phone consult with Patrick.
Jannevarez
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OK .... once again I have that intense impression that's pointed towards dr. Jones telling me to GO! LEARN!..... I guess I need to just move past all my fears and do it!!..... What am I afraid of anyway?... that's stupid isn't it!! :/ One of my favorite quotes is "FAITH OVER FEAR" (...........long sigh...............)
"I will go.... I will do..." -Nephi :)
Thanks so much!

Jan
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Sorry to chime in late. I missed this thread somehow.
Oat straw is just regular oat plants harvested when the seeds are "milky". It's deeply nutritious and wonderfully soothing to frazzled nerves.

Lot of herbs taste good or are fairly tasteless. Do some experimenting. Burdock would be a great choice. It's has a mild, pleasant taste and is deeply nourishing. Alfalfa is great too but tastes a bit... "green".

Muscle testing is a technique I've used for a long time. Some time when we're together I'll show you how. It's very simple.

Sounds to me like you're pretty adept at listening to The Maker of all these herbs. Keep listening. He'll get you where you need to be.

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