Category Archives: Health & Wellness

He’s got you!

  
I struggled this past week with MORE FEARS of what “might” happen, tired and exhausted in this seven year season of house remodels, angry (fear-full) that I can’t control my environment and keep everything nice and in order,  and then God uses a devotional passage from Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young, to drive home the point of PEACE in His constant presence.

God has been shaking everything that can be shaken in the foundation of my life that doesn’t match up with His character, and confidence and TRUST in Him, rather than relying in myself and my own understanding. 

The picture above is the last illustration in my book, Darkness & Light – The Little Girl in Pink (A Journey from Fear to Faith), and depicts Psalm 73:23 (& found elsewhere in the Bible).

God gave me the vision of this picture in 2002, before I had the revelation of His constant nearness in my life.  And in the past few months, The Father has been reminding me over and over of His control when I trust Him, using this illustration from years ago!

Thank you, Jesus, for guiding my steps by Your Holy Spirit, even when I struggle to believe.  You hold my hand and lead me through the darkness of this life, bringing me into the fullness of your Truth and Light!  I am forever greatful.

Kathleen

To purchase the book, Darkness & Light – The Little Girl in Pink (A Journey from Fear to Faith) go here.

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Gluten/Grains & Pain Relief

As I’m a little eclectic in my interests, today I thought I’d comment on one of my passions God has really highlighted lately.  Namely, my HEALTH & WELLNESS!  I have been struggling with gas, bloating, stomach pain, fatigue, joint inflammation, and headaches on and off for the past 25 years.  And praying to find some answers and relief.

I first learned about low blood sugar when I told a friend that I always felt dizzy in the morning, right after I ate breakfast.  My friend encouraged me to get a glucose tolerance test, but to ask the doctor to test me longer than the three hour mark.  They did, and at 4 hours my blood sugar plummeted.  So, began the journey of NOT eating sugary foods for breakfast, but rather protein, whole grains, and vegetables or fruit.  This made a difference, but then another problem arose.

My next change in eating/drinking habits began with heart racing, migraine headaches, insomnia, and fibrositic breast disease.  Caffeine consumption was brought into the light as related to these symptoms, so I began to monitor what I drank (coffee, tea, sodas), or what I ate, mainly chocolate.  And of course added more filters water.  Sometimes I still overdo it with caffeine, but now I feel the affects immediately because I have become so sensitive to it.  A little goes a long way for me, and I pay for it if I’m not careful.

I love cheese, sour cream, yogurt, real cream, ice cream, but YES, you guessed it – I have dairy intolerance too.  So basically I can’t have much, unless it’s raw or fermented, which is more cost effective to make myself rather than buy.  And this diagnosis also led me to a Naturopath, Chiropractor, and an Herbalist which began to show me how compromised my gut (intestinal tract) was.  I learned that our G.I. tract actually has a brain, and if we can heal the gut, we heal the whole body.

Then I had a period in the last five years with hip, foot, and heel pain on my right side, and numbness on the same side that was exasperated, but persistent, for years.  At this time I really increased my research into diet, exercise, meditation, stress reduction, sleep, etc.  Gluten is definitely a culprit in muscle and joint pain, as well as magnesium deficiency.  So, as best as I can, I try to avoid gluten filled food, which is often hidden in sauces and a filler in many items.  And I am also working on increasing magnesium in my diet with supplements, Epsom salt bath soaks, as well as spray on topical aids.

I think I’m finally starting to pull all the pieces together to balance my spirit, soul, and body wellness.  Do I struggle, binge, and act like a slug sometimes?  YES!  Will I quit and give into medical diagnosis labels, exist rather than live, and die before my time.  NO WAY!

My God created the human body to heal itself, and IF we as His vessels help ourselves by learning what our triune self needs, we are co-partnering with The Creator to keep our WHOLE being healthy, and honoring Him in with the life and gifts He gave us, to be around a while and share that fruit with others.  Bible Scripture on Healing the Body

Below is a link to Lewis Howes School of Greatness by Integrity Network.  There is a FREE iTunes audio teaching (and many others) about gluten, grains, and pain.  Some things I knew, but NOW I’m really motivated to change my diet and relieve the chronic inflammation I struggle with.  I hope this resource helps you too.

Listen to this FREE iTunes audio teaching by Dr. Peter Osborne and The Truth About Gluten and Your Health to learn secrets for PAIN RELIEF.

 

Written by Kathleen Wichterman – http://www.treesright.com

Kathleen’s Konfections – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARS

Kathleen’s Konfections – HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE BARS  
1 Cup Organic Coconut Oil                         

1/4 Cup Organic Cacao Powder               

2 TBSP  Organic Maple Syrup

Stir in a bowl until smooth, form on parchment paper, add ingredients of you choice (craisins, pecans, almonds), freeze until set.  Eat at leisure.

CAUTION:  May melt in your hands due to unrefined PURE organic ingredients – YUM!  AND SO GOOD FOR YOU!

By Kathleen Wichterman. kmwichterman@gmail.com http://www.treesright.com

ABUSE NO MORE FUNDRAISER

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Help Kathleen Wichterman raise awareness of ABUSE, TRAUMA, and SEX-TRAFFICKING . Donate funds to assist in publishing her autobiographical book, “Darkness and Light – The Little Girl in Pink” (A Journey from Fear to Faith) – includes beautiful illustrations dealing with the emotions felt by childhood sexual abuse, a few self-published books still available  at http://www.treesright.com.  MORE DETAILS AT LINK ABOVE, or follow on FACEBOOK under book title.

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I am sooo thankful for my mentor Kathleen “Mama Kath” who is the author of this book. Back when I got saved in 2008, no one else in the church was comfortable going in depth with me in how to heal from my sexual abuse trauma in a christ centered way. Kathleen, the author of this book, was able to. She continued to guide me to Jesus, who walked with me from Darkness into Light. I truly could not have reached the levels of healing I have reached today if it was not for this women allowing God to move through her. Jesus dramatically healed me in so many ways. A healing that makes me so joyful, I want to share Jesus with a million people. This book, a story which beautifully represents the deepest love known, comes from the dark place of abuse.  WE CAN OVERCOME!! The fact that this women, who has mentored me through the high’s and lows, and continues to turn me back to Jesus, is making a STUDY GUIDE is so exciting to me!!! She has always been savy with the latest and best study guides, so I know she is among experts. It is so rare to find someone with her heart. Her anointing is desperately needed in the church and every where.

I teach Hip Hop with young girls and women in inner city public schools. They so desperately need to hear this message. I can’t wait to use and apply her study guide to my groups of young women (and men). Please help support Mama Kath’s book publishing with me! I came from a place of being so broken; I seemed hopelessly stuck in bitterness when dealing with men. I am now so thankful that I am able to love and forgive men on a new level, but also not allow abusiveness and manipulation to oppress me. Women hold the keys to their own happiness, found in Jesus. With support like Mama Kath’s, we can learn to focus on the men who are willing to learn what the key is to take care of you in Christ, and to be on guard concerning men who try to conquer women. I learned to forgive and pray for manipulators, cuz they dont know the trauma it can cause. I learned how to initiate healthy, godly conversations encouraging men to protect women’s purity, not try to trick us out of it. (Thanks to the brothers! We believe in you. We love you!)

Thank you Kathleen, Mama Purity Princess Warrior, for making healing possible for so many through the “Darkness and Light – The Little Girl In Pink” book and Study Guide, and for completing it! Thanks to her I am free to be a female who is rooted in my true calling of my hero and best Friend – Jesus Christ. (4 months ago)

 

Thank YOU for making a difference!  Every little bit helps.

Sincerely for Souls,

Kathleen Wichterman

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Common ailments evidence of MAGNESIUM DEFICIENCY:

For the past three years I have been struggling with plantar fasciitis, heal spurs, and overall joint and muscles pain.  STRESS from five moves in four years, and a physically demanding work load, were contributing factors, but poor nutrition, sporadic excercise, and vitamin & mineral deficiencies exacerbated the problems.

NOT ALL MAGNESIUM SUPPLEMENTS ARE EQUAL; I know, I’ve tried.  Cheaper often isn’t better.  

Please read both links below, and share with others.  I’m on my way to renewed health and wellness; balancing spirit, soul, body alignment.  

Praying each of you find what you need to live a long and prosperous life!  We don’t have to settle for old-age ailments, or terminal diagnoses, but we do need to be proactive in what we put into our body.  CHOOSE LIFE!

– Kathleen Wichterman

 

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