Who Is Sage Hill Farms
...and what makes us who we are~

The simple answer to that is : We are a family owned farm, operated by family members who are concerned and committed to a healthier food system. One of the must haves in the system is "herbs"....alongside fresh fruits and vegetables produced without chemical additives; we have the makings of a food selection that brings good health--mind, body and spirit.

How do you answer the question: Who Am I And What Do I Need To Be My Best Self?

There is much to be considered; all the daily activities that make up any given day in the life of any given one.

But...when all is said and done there is one ingredient that makes all the wheels turn, that is food.

Choosing the right foods can make the difference between top performance or spitterin and sputtin or way through life.

Herbs are loaded with so many awesome and healing things; they have been around for thousands of years and were for many of those years the only medicine available.

A powerful example: Do you know that the drug "Digitalin" comes from the beautiful herb/plant...Fox Glove (Digitalis Purpurea). Fox Glove is a medicinal herb only and should never, ever be used outside the guidance of a well trained health care provider.

There are many herbs that are considered culinary/medicinal......which means you get different benefits from them depending on the manner in which they are used.

Example....If one is making a cup of herbal tea (tisane) for the pleasure and average health benefits...steeping about 5 to 7 minutes will render exactly what you need. However, if you have a specific ailment and you want the strongest medicinal benefit you can get...then steeping 12 to 15 minutes will render what you need.

Some Major Herbs and their Many Attributes~

Rosemary
Commonly used in cooking, the leaves of this garden herb have a noticeable woody fragrance, thanks to the fatty acids of terpenes, a naturally occurring substance that encourages the cancer cells in tumors to stop reproducing and eventually die.

Today, research has discovered that when the terpene from rosemary is given alongside the chemotherapy drugs Adriamycin and Velban, cancer cells may begin to absorb the chemotherapy that they had previously resisted. In many cases the plant’s natural terpene either brought about the demise of the cancerous cells or helped to slow the growth

Parsley
This bright green herb, overlooked as “just a garnish” by many, has lately caught the attention of the medical community. Parsley contains apigenine, a natural oil that has been shown to prevent angiogenesis - the growth of blood vessels that supply cancerous tumors with nutrients. The apigenine from parsley cuts off the blood supply to a tumor, acting similarly to the prescription drug Avastin

Thyme
With more than 350 species of thyme around the planet, this herb has a long standing history of medicinal use. Ancient Roman warriors brewed it in tea form to enhance courage and vigor. While no medical studies have quite confirmed thyme for those reasons, there has been modern evidence to suggest that is contains cancer-preventative properties.

Thyme is brimming with an essential oil that is rich in thymol. Thymol, along with rosmarinic and ursolic acids are terpenes (similar to those in rosemary) and possess anti-cancer properties. Thyme can also be used as an antiseptic, antibacterial, and a strong antioxidant. When used in mouthwashes, it can treat inflammations of the mouth and throat.

Mint
A phytochemical in mint leaves has been found to cut off the blood supply to cancer tumors, resulting in their untimely death. It’s yet another example of the healing power of nature and the medical efficacy of phytochemicals found in your own garden. Have that Mint Julep and know it's a good thing ~just one....

Dill
Apart from offering strong tangy flavor, dill has many medicinal properties, which come from certain compounds called Monoterpenes. The protective Monoterpenes, are stimulants and activate secretions of an enzyme called glutathione-S-transferase (a powerful anti-oxidant) which is very effective in neutralizing carcinogens, particularly free radicals, thereby protecting from cancer. The essential oils present in dill are also a natural stimulant and activate bile and digestive juices while encouraging peristaltic motion of the intestine.

Regardless what we are putting on our dinner plate, chemical free is a must.

Much is being touted about Organic, and, organic as a method is a perfect term...organic as a label is something to be very aware of.......all that reads Organic...is not. Just remember that if a food is 100% organic, it will have a label that states that...upfront and easy to find. Less than 100% organic is buyer beware...read and understand the labels.

Below is a list of foods that we should strive for 100% organic. These 12 foods are the most heavily laden with Pesticides in the process of preparing for market.

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Sweet Bell Peppers
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Lettuce
  9. Grapes
  10. Pears
  11. Spinach
  12. Potatoes

Not only do we need to think about what we put in our body, we must also be aware of what we put on it. Because, what we put on the outside, ends up on the inside.

For a natural and organic experience in heavenly hand crafted soaps, (and other goodies) please visit my lovely friend Karen Seremak at:
www.savannahmoon.com
The Soap Studio Is Located at:
112.5 Main Street in Downtown Wadsworth, Ohio. (a place I certainly wish to visit)

For more information, you can contact:
Info@SavannahMoon.com
Or call: 330.334.1997 or 330.212.5625
9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST Monday - Friday

As my regular readers know, I do not promote people or products unless I trust and believe in their goodness.

Other people and places we know and love:

Larry and Debbie Dreyer (for the best in perfect travel)
Visit Debbie here and learn more about all the ways she and Larry can guide and help you.
www.ryze.com/go/SonSearchers

Faye Durham, Young Living Essential Oils~ (I use and love them)
www.youngliving.org/fd
durhamfaye@yahoo.com

Kevin Owens (dedicated and working to protect our children)
Kevin should have 100% of our attention and support.
Please join me in learning about and finding ways to get this program into schools and other outlets that can and do influence our children.
www.e-copp.com

May your summer be all you wish it to be~

Bea Kunz