Monday, October 24, 2011

Wings of Hope

Welcome friends for tea this week.  As we all know, October is breast cancer month and it is important to have regular mammograms.
This is Hope from the Thomas Kinkade 'Wings of Hope' collection.  I couldn't resist a beautiful pink fairy with a butterfly and she signifies hope for the cure.
Earl Grey tea is brewing in the Royal Albert Lavender Rose teapot.
And the teacup I'll use that compliments this pattern is Paragon Victorian Rose.
Something to nibble with the about cranberry scones?
Our family is fortunate not to have any members with breast cancer, although we all likely know someone.
Last year after having numerous tests and seeing a specialist, I decided to visit a naturopathic doctor.  My wrists, knees and ankles were constantly swelling and enough to wake me up nights.  My general practitioner was at her wits end so I had nothing to lose by having a second doctor check me out.
Within the first hour of my interview, he told me he knew what was wrong.  I didn't realize a naturopath was a digestion expert and what I required was digestive enzymes.  The swelling was caused by a buildup of toxins in the joints as my body was very acidic and probiotics were also prescribed.
The most important lesson I learned was that an acidic body is a breeding ground for cancer.  I checked this fellow out with some research and found what he told me was true.
So, my advice to you is to have your pH checked and if too acidic, diet can correct this.  Little booklets of test papers can be bought and although a urine test is best, saliva can be used.
I'm linking with Sandi at Rose Chintz Cottage and Trish at Sweetology.  Please visit them and their guests for tea.


  1. I didn't know this, J. I will check it out!

  2. Your scones look wonderful.

    I take probiotics every day and have for years, and it's one of the best things I ever did.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  3. Good Morning Judith!
    Well this was very interesting...I'll have to remember this next time I have a doctors appointment. Love your teapot and your tea cup and oh goodness those cranberry scones look delicious! I think I'll have to bake tomorrow as it is going to be chilly with a high of around 11C. Considering the last few days have been in the 30's (celcius) it will seem pretty cold to us ;) I hope your day is a good one.
    Maura :)

  4. Good morning Judith,
    My dear friend, I'm glad you were able to get help with your problem!
    Your Lavender Rose teapot always looks beautiful and I love your sweet teacup. The cranberry scones look delicious and I'm going to have to bake some now. The Hope fairy is adorable! Thank you for introducing her today. Wishing you a delightful week.

    Blessings and hugs,

  5. Judith...this is a fabulous post. I didn't know all that about digestive issues, etc. I'm wondering if this might help my husband... I'm going to check it out.

    Thank you for visiting me today. Your place is both peaceful and divine!

    Love to you~Rebecca

  6. Hi Judith, thanks for all the great information....truly valuable. The little fairy is so lovely.

    I love your teapot and dainty and delightful. The scones look so delicious.

    I wish they would give the silver away here in our area. I have purchased two really heavy trays recently and paid a small fortune for both. I love the refinement of silver and like you, I don't mind cleaning it.

    Have a lovely day,

  7. Hello,Judith.
    I did not know that. Thank you for your helpful advice!
    What a lovely pink fairy you have shown! She really warms my heart. I love your teacup and teapot with lavender roses!
    Please take care,and have a good day,my friend.

  8. Thanks for this informative post Judith. I do take a probiotic every day, sometimes twice, for good intestinal health. I learned this from the health food store a few years ago. Your scones look delicious and certainly go with a good cup of tea! Pamela

  9. Your little fairy is priceless, what a wonderful way to bring awareness to a great cause of hope!... Your tea looks absolutely delish ... thank you for sharing your discovery .. sometimes alternative methods really help set us back on track... xo HHL

  10. Hello Judith,
    thank you for sharing this important informations. I always try to keep a healthy ph-balance by eating more alcaline food.
    Your tea setting with Lavender rose is so charming. I am always enthralled by this design.
    Best greetings, Johanna

    P.S.: To be honest, my cake was bought, not baken by me. Anyway I loved it.

  11. Ps,Ps: Your fairy is such a beauty. I love all fairies.

  12. Wow, thanks for the advice! I will pass this on to everyone I know. Thankfully I know a good Naturopathic Doctor :)

    Thank you for your comment, we're very much looking forward to having you over for tea!

  13. I was salivating over the scones, and then got caught up by your story. How wonderful that the naturopath could help.
    Lovely china, Judith!

  14. Hello Judith,
    Thankyou so much for replying to my new blog. I'm new at this and learning as I go.
    I've been enjoying your beautiful blog for awhile now and always look forward to seeing more.
    Blessings to you, Nancy

  15. I found your blog on My Little House and Garden. I love your lavender colors! But what I found most interesting were you comments about your digestive system causing the swelling of your joints. It is good that you did find someone that helped put you on the right track for healing. I find it difficult sometimes with conventional doctors that just want to prescribe a medication that covers the symptoms rather than giving you a cure. I do hope that you are doing much better. Here's to your health!

  16. My goodness. I didn't know this. I hope you are doing much better now, Judith!

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on blogging over at my little blog. I think many did not understand what I meant about emails - I send emails to bloggers to continue a personal conversation or answer a question they have asked and I welcome the same. What I was trying to share is that some bloggers only send a generic thanks-for-visiting-me email after I have read & commented at their blog - they do not visit my blog or leave comments. Tammy wrote - "when someone doesn't visit your blog, and only sends an email based on your visit to theirs, that seems kinda rude. It's like you going to visit a friend all the time, but they never want to come to your home."

    As always, I am so glad that you stopped by! I hope you have a lovely weekend, Judith!

  17. How interesting, Judith...I must investigate probiotics more. I'm surrounded my medical doctors who like to push pills (DH, step-son & son-in-love)

    I've heard of the anti-inflammatory diet before but it is obvious I need to learn more.

    Thanks for sharing your helpful information.

    p.s. I LOVE seeing all your beautiful teacups & teapots.


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