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Published December 1, 2022 by tindertender

Written by: @Tenomnft

herbs for cleansing the lungs:


herbs for inflammation:

sarsaparilla root
burdock root
holy basil
cats claw

symptoms of mucus build up in the lungs:

  • wheezing
  • difficulty sleeping
  • throat irritation
  • chest congestion
  • cough that produces phlegm
  • respiratory infection

symptoms of inflammation in the chest:

  • fever
  • cough
  • tenderness
  • neck and shoulder pain
  • inability to breathe deeply

taking your herbs:

the best way to take your herbs when fighting against mucus and phlegm is in liquid/tea form. the body needs to stay hydrated in order to keep the mucus thin within your body.

the healing process:

healing is process and in order to do so naturally we have to be sure our environment is conducive to the healing process.

  • when it comes to clearing out our lungs it’s important to keep the air moist.

– dry air irritates our noses and throat, our bodies began to create more mucus as a lubricant to keep our nasals moist. using a humidifier can help to keep our airways lubricated during our healing process, especially while sleeping. I recommend using eucalyptus oil.

  • stay elevated and keep your head high.

– sleeping and resting in a elevated positions will prevent mucus build up in the back of the throat. I recommend using hypoallergenic pillows as it’s worked well for me when fighting sinus infections and battling mucus build up.

– try to avoid suppressing your coughs.

instead, take a breath that is slightly deeper than normal. use your stomach muscles to make a series of 3 rapid exhalations with the airway open. this technique is proven to help loosen and move mucus upward toward the larger airways.

– avoid smoking/ second hand smoke.

this one may be difficult but it’s important to give our air airways a rest from smoking. If you use marijuana, I recommend steeping your herb in tea form until your sinuses and air ways are cleared. i recommend avoiding tobacco completely.

🌿 i posted step by step instructions on how I like to steep my herb (marijuana) here:

disclaimer: this is not medical advice but information derived from my personal clinical research. please consult your doctor or physician before taking any holistic supplements or alternatives especially when paired with pharmaceutical treatments if you have no experience.

healing holistically is a process that requires both our minds and bodies to be in direct communication. it requires us to listen to how we feel, and how to patient with ourselves. when we heal from the inside, we radiate good health on the outside🌿

Cherokee Medicine Man – Ayunini (Swimmer)

Published November 11, 2022 by tindertender

Swimmer (1835-March, 1899), Cherokee traditionalist and storyteller, was born in the Cherokee country of southwestern North Carolina. His Cherokee name, Ayunini, meaning “swimmer”, was trained by the masters of his tribe to be a medicine man, a doctor, and the keeper of tradition, he never learned to speak English but instead maintained his Native culture and heritage throughout his life. In fact, as it was intended he should be, he became the conservator of the history and traditions of his people.

As a youth he learned the Cherokee Syllabary from the elders of his tribe and began early to keep a notebook in which he recorded the sacred rights as well as the facts and stories of his people. He also made note of their ways of doing things and identified plants, roots, and barks whose use had proven useful or effective in one way or another.

During the Civil War Swimmer enlisted on 9 Apr. 1862 and served as second sergeant of the Cherokee Company A, Sixty-ninth North Carolina Confederate Regiment in Colonel William Thomas’s legion.

Cherokee Medicine Man, Ayunini (Swimmer)
Didanvwisgi (He Heals Them) 1888

Some History of the CDC and Vaccines

Published October 20, 2022 by tindertender

Written by @Forrestmaready

For those of you shocked by the CDCs action today re:COVID vaccines on the childhood immunization schedule, you should know that the other shots weren’t necessary either.

For example:
Hepatitis B is almost always sexually transmitted.
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for infants.

Pertussis (Whooping Cough).
Vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission of disease (proven in actual studies).
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for school kids.

Disease is not contagious. Even an actual infection itself doesn’t confer immunity.
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for school.

Mortality rates from measles were nearly zero.
Unknown if vaccine prevents transmission.
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for school.

Oral vaccine actually a direct source of disease transmission.
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for school.

Disease mortality nearly zero before vaccines.
Unknown if vaccine prevents transmission.
CDC votes yes anyway. Necessary for school.

Nearly every single vaccine on the CDC childhood schedule was rubber-stamped in the same way you saw today with the COVID shots.

What you saw in full view today has been going on for decades. The COVID vaccine is no different.

Might want to look into natural immunity.

If you made it this far, this next info might really interest you.


The polio story as you learned it is wrong. It’s one of the most often misunderstood sequence of events in the last two hundred years. I wanted to explain a few things about the disease to help people understand what actually happened.

The first modern account of something resembling polio was in 1789. A physician named Michael Underwood described an illness in children he called “Debility of the Lower Extremities.” He attributed it to teething and foul bowels.

One of the next mentions was from Louisiana in 1841. A few children came down with paralysis. The supposed cause: teething. Why would teething be associated with paralysis?

Various stories appeared throughout the 1800s of children coming down with paralysis, almost always in their legs. Many people called it “teething paralysis,” but others settled on “infantile paralysis.”

This was a new phenomenon: Doctors had never seen it before and didn’t know why it was happening. Research began to reveal that the cause of paralysis were lesions on the grey part of the spinal cord.

If you developed a lesion on your spinal cord, they called this a “poliomyelitis.” Polio = grey. Myelitis = inflammation of the spinal cord.

A poliomyelitis was a lesion on your spinal cord. You could have more than one of them. But they didn’t know why children had begun developing them, seemingly out of nowhere.

Scientists conducted research on animals by purposefully poisoning them with arsenic, an ingredient of popular medical remedies of the time. The result? Paralysis in their hind legs.

When they did autopsies of the animals, they discovered lesions in their spinal cord. The animals had what they called “poliomyelitis.”

During the 1800s, the most common medical treatments for any sickness contained mercury—in order to clear the bowels. Infants received mercury-containing teething powder.

This wasn’t a fringe treatment, but something as common as Tylenol might be considered today. If the metal arsenic was known to cause poliomyelitis, then perhaps, so could mercury.

Throughout the 1800s, there were a few cases of infantile paralysis that would pop up here and there. Not really any epidemics. In the 1890s, something changed.

A new pesticide was invented in 1892 called lead arsenate near Boston, Mass to combat the spread of a foreign invader—the gypsy moth. It combined lead and arsenic together because it couldn’t be easily washed off.

If you’re interested, I talk about this whole story in my book, “The Moth in the Iron Lung.” You can get it here:

The pesticide began being sprayed aggressively and within two years, the first real epidemics of poliomyelitis (infantile paralysis) began to appear in the northeastern U.S. Rather than a few children coming down with something, it started getting into the hundreds.

These epidemics affected children more than anyone, but had another strange set of victims: animals. Horses, dogs, chickens, pigs. All dead from poliomyelitis—lesions in their spinal cords that caused paralysis & death.

I say strange because the poliovirus doesn’t affect animals (besides Old World Monkeys). These early outbreaks are referred to as the first polio outbreaks in the U.S., but we know it couldn’t have been due to the poliovirus if animals were being struck.

Another event would confuse scientists of the day—an effect which is the main reason people get the polio story so wrong even today: Koch’s Postulates.

Koch’s Postulates were some research guidelines that basically stipulated there was a single causative microbe for every disease. It WAS true for all of the other diseases: cholera, typhoid fever, diphtheria.

Over the next few years, scientists discovered that many things could cause a poliomyelitis—it wasn’t just arsenic. There were several other viruses and bacteria that if injected directly into the nervous system could cause lesions that would trigger paralysis.

But the cloud of Koch’s Postulates hung over their research, and many scientists felt that—like all the other diseases—poliomyelitis HAD to be due to ONE thing: a bacteria or a virus. They just had to find it.

You can see the shift in their thinking around this time. They start referring to the disease as a proper noun: Poliomyelitis, rather than using it as a symptom: The patient has a poliomyelitis.

At this time, viruses were still very difficult to work with. They couldn’t see them, only deduce their presence by the symptoms they might cause. In 1908, a virus was found to be able to cause paralysis in monkeys.

They named it “poliovirus,” because it could cause poliomyelitis in the monkeys. Other viruses and bacteria could cause the same thing: coxsackievirus, echovirus, D68, etc.

With Koch’s Postulates guiding their search, they began to focus on this one virus as THE cause of poliomyelitis, despite knowing there were many other causes. This mistake would create suffering for millions of people over the next few decades.

The question is if viruses and bacteria COULD cause poliomyelitis, why then, and not before? Why did epidemics of polio suddenly appear in the 1900s when they did not exist before?

Some have suggested improvements in sanitation as the cause. They suggest that better sanitation prevented people from picking up the infections as children, when they were protected by their mother’s breastmilk antibodies.

This hypothesis is weak. The disease was called infantile paralysis by many even in the 1940s because it seemed to always strike infants. If better sanitation was the cause, teens or adults should have been the ones with problems.

Also, the early outbreaks were always in rural areas, where there was little change in sanitation practices. Not coincidentally, these rural areas were subjected to heavy pesticide spraying.

The real question is if the spinal cord was well-protected from these paralytic infections, why did it suddenly seem to become vulnerable starting around this time.

I believe ingested pesticides, known to cause cellular membrane dysfunction, created a path directly from the intestines to the bottom of the spinal cord, located directly behind, for the viruses and bacteria to take hold.

This is why multiple viruses (poliovirus, coxsackievirus, echovirus, etc.) all began paralyzing children around this time. It wasn’t a genetic mutation. It wasn’t sanitation improvements. It was a physical alteration of the gut integrity by pesticides.

Modern scientists will say the virus gets in the blood and reaches the spinal cord that way. But why did the infection nearly always affect the bottom of the spinal cord, when the blood supply reaches the entire cord evenly?

This is why I believe infants & children were the worst affected. The bottom of the infant spinal cord (the part that controls the legs) lies directly behind the intestines.

As you grow, the spinal cord does not grow as much as the vertebrae and in adults, the bottom of the spinal cord ends up being much higher in relation to the intestines—well out of reach for most toxic or microbial assaults.

This is why the injected Salk polio vaccine worked so poorly. It created antibodies for only one of many viruses that could paralyze, and it created antibodies in the blood—a useless defense against an intestinal infection.

As lead arsenate fell out of favor because of its toxicity, a new set of synthetic pesticides came into play and made this problem much worse.

After World War 2, DDT began being applied everywhere, sprayed directly onto children’s food, their clothing, their bedding, etc. It made people very sick and the paralysis of poliomyelitis exploded. It was horrible.

By 1952, it was clear many of the insects were becoming DDT-resistant, and its toxicity began to concern people. They began to use safer pesticides and, with lead arsenate also fading out of the picture, infantile paralysis began to disappear.

Even Steedman’s Teething Powder, the mercury containing product administered to teething infants for so long, changed its formula.

By 1960, the ineffectiveness of the Salk vaccine concerned scientists and they gathered in Chicago to discuss the problem. People were getting paralyzed after even 4 or more shots.

They were also concerned about study in Detroit where they had taken stool samples of nearly 1,000 people diagnosed with polio. Just one third of those people tested actually had polio. Everyone else had been stricken with some other paralyzing virus.

This presents a problem because many people were told they had “polio” when they were affected as children. The reality is—doctors could not have known what caused the paralysis. It could have been one of many different viruses, pesticides, or even bacteria.

The Sabin oral polio vaccine soon came into use & it could actually control the poliovirus infection within the gut—where it actually made a difference. But it didn’t matter. It only affected the poliovirus—none of the other paralyzing microbes.

By this time (1963), poliomyelitis (aka “polio”) had all but disappeared. As it turns out, neither of the vaccines were actually necessary. The Salk vaccine was horrible at actually preventing paralysis, and the Sabin vaccine came too late to make a difference.

Today, countries that use toxic pesticides still struggle with infantile paralysis, aka polio. Extremely aggressive oral polio vaccine use may help control poliovirus infections…

…but with several other paralyzing viruses in existence, it is not the panacea people believe it to be. To complicate matters, the oral poliovirus vaccine itself occasionally creates paralysis.

So what is one to takeaway from all of this? “Polio” is a man-made problem. The paralysis caused from direct pesticide exposure OR from viruses being allowed into the spinal cord can be directly attributed to a man-made cause.

It appeared in epidemic form in the 1890s from the introduction of lead arsenate and disappeared in the 1950s when DDT usage fell. Because we know it was caused by many different things, the effect of a single-virus vaccine on its decline is minimal.

As I mentioned earlier, I have a book that covers this entire story in detail and mentions many things I’ve skipped. It’s called “The Moth in the Iron Lung.” I hope you’re able to read it.

If we can get the polio story correct in our heads, many other problems can be solved. The infantile paralysis that still takes place in many developing countries will not be solved from the polio vaccine! Cleaning up their environment is absolutely necessary.

Many thanks for reading, and I’m happy to try and answer any of your questions.

One more thing, this picture is what everyone thinks of when they think of polio. This was a publicity stunt arranged for Life Magazine. Most of these iron lungs were brand new and were headed around the country to other hospitals.

It was taken in the auditorium of Ranchos Los Amigos Hospital in Los Angeles, which had been emptied of its rows of seating to make this picture. It was designed to show worried parents that the U.S. was ready for battle.

Although the hospital had the largest polio ward in the country, at its peak it would have never had this many iron lungs in operation. Most hospitals in big cities had a couple of iron lungs.

There were around 1,100 in the whole country at their peak. Nothing like this picture would indicate.

The next time you look at this photo, you should be struck at the destructive power of man and his inventions. The poliovirus, like all the other paralytic causes of that era, were incapable of harming us without some of our help.



Published October 10, 2022 by tindertender

Wise men say that rushing is violence
And so is your silence when it’s rooted in compliance
To stand firm in loving defiance, make art your alliance
Give voice to the fire

Move people to the beat of the wind
Gather yourself and begin to dance the song until it ends
We are winners, champions of the light
Forming in numbers and might, keep the truth close in sight

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Find your teachers in the voice of the forests
Unplug, you can’t ignore this, wisdom of the voiceless
Remedies are bountiful and surround us
From the garden to the farthest, prayer made of star dust

Find your healing in the music that calls you
The voice that enthralls you, what do you belong to?
Eyes out! There’s the setting of the sun
Give thanks to each and everyone

The lesson is the Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

I believe in bending backwards and extending
My traps trip back until the message is in action
The yard is feeding, stop stark the disbelieving
‘Cause the garden holds the shards, the medicine is in the seeds when

We hold tight to our right to protect and
We know our might is tenfold in connection
Our elders hold them bright lights, we protect them
The medicine is evident: the wolf, the hawk, the bear clan

We hold tight to our right to protect and
We know our might is tenfold in connection
Our elders hold them bright lights, we protect them
The medicine is evident: the wolf, the hawk, the

Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands
Medicine Woman, Medicine Man
Walking with grace, I know your face, and I trust your hands

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Leah Smith / Chloe Smith

Alnobak – The Story of The Drum

Published October 7, 2022 by tindertender

It is said that when Creator was giving a place for all the spirits to dwell who would be taking part in the habitant of Mother Earth, there came a sound a loud BOOM, from off in the distance.

As Creator listened, the sound kept coming closer and closer until it finally it was right in front of Creator. “Who are you?” asked Creator. “I am the spirit of the drum” was the reply. I have come here to ask you to allow me to take part in this wonderful thing.” “How will you take part?” Creator questioned.” I would like to accompany the singing of the people. When they sing from their hearts, I will sing as though I was the heartbeat of Mother Earth. In that way, all creation will sing in harmony.” Creator granted the request, and from then on, the drum accompanied the people’s voices.

Throughout all of the indigenous peoples of the world, the drum is the center of all songs. It is the catalyst for the spirit of the songs to rise up to the Creator so that the prayers in those songs reach where they were meant to go.

At all times, the sound of the drum brings completeness, awe, excitement, solemnity, strength, courage, and fulfillment to the songs. It is Mother’s heartbeat giving her approval to those living upon her. It draws the eagle to it, who carries the message to Creator. It changes people’s lives.

Flicker Medicine

Published October 2, 2022 by tindertender

I’ve just been gifted a Flicker.

I’ve just learned that it is rare for a Flicker to give up its body to someone, gifting them powerful healing medicine.

The Spirit Realms know I love dearly the canine, and it was one of my furry children who delivered it to me.

I was taking the carrot bread out of the oven, turned around and “whoa!” Surprise!! It had already lost its body heat, so I know he didn’t kill it.

I contacted my Cherokee sister right away to ask how I should approach this, as my heart felt strongly connected to this little being.

She told me that Flickers don’t die on the ground. She said they tend to fly, and fly, until they cannot fly any more, and then they fall from the sky.

I knew instinctively this was meant specifically for me. This is huge!

I happened to have some leaves from the Sacred Tobacco, so I wrapped some with the sacred sage and cedar in cloth, added some frankincense and myrrh, special from me, with a prayer.

I wrapped the prayer tie with the bird, gently folding it into a plastic bag trying not to mess the feathers, and put it in the freezer.

She will help me create a medicine fan from its wings and feathers this winter.

I am extremely honored that this magical bird chose me for this blessing.

Thank you Flicker friend, thank you Creator, my King my God, thank you Spirit Family. I was told today that I am heavily protected, and this gift confirms it.

In great gratitude ….

Thank you for loving me.

Slippery Slope ~ Second Chances Are So Few

Published October 2, 2022 by tindertender

Substances … nicotine, alcohol, cannabis, hemp …

The reason people like these is because, used responsibly, they fine tune the bodies fields to a frequency the inner essence is most comfortable with, in whatever moment the experience is.

Stress … anger … depression … sadness … pain … high energy, so much so the body becomes “over-amped” … the mind races, as well as the heart …

Differing substances affect the nervous system, the receptors in the body, and either calms, soothes or elevates.

Why some people are “addicted” to alcohol, or heroin, or that which is like an anti-depressant … or whatever the reason the nervous system and mind seek to ease its discomfort …

It’s an inner ‘seeker of balance’, a slippery slope, especially if not utilized as medicine, consciously.

They can heal, or destroy the essence of a human.

Often people move beyond balance into what “feels good” and this is only another form of imbalance.

As a Creator, your well-being is truly, most often, your creation or destruction.

Surface level thought about it is what leads to misuse, overuse, abuse.

As the doctor ”used to” say, taking the least amount of medicine needed is best for the body, the mind and overall health.

If choosing to be your own doctor, testing plant medicines, prescriptions or drink, choose the least amount that brings ease.

Don’t be in it to “get high”.

Balance in all things.

Action, reaction.

Cause and effect … effect and cause.

The Will must be strong and the self control steady … otherwise, it becomes a situation of not feeling right without it.

You see it in folks who take prescriptions for pain and mental balance.

You see it in folks who need to get high to get along.

You see it when they are without it.

You see it …

You know it.

On one level or another.

Personally, or in awareness.

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