(He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; and wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart. Psalm 104:14-1)

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Introducing Shatul-Deeply Rooted Wellness

I apologize that I have been absent for so long. I have some good news My website is officially up and I am open for business. I decided to name my business Shatul which is hebrew for rooted or planted. My name comes from my theme scripture:

They are like trees planted (Shatul) by streams — they bear their fruit in season, their leaves never wither, everything they do succeeds. Psalm 1:3

My business is holistic wellness and herbalism Deeply Rooted in the Word of God.

So grab a cup of herbal tea and come on over to Shatul and stay a while.

 Multiple ways to connect with Shatul:

email: tamra@shatulwellness.com

ברכות של בריאות ושלום
Blessings of health and peace,
Tamra Speakman CHWP, herbalist

Thursday, August 29, 2013

A New Creation

Another baby step on my way to my full website and business start up. I created an About Me Page. check it out. Stay tuned for my official business start date, my website and a newsletter with great teachings on Holisitic Wellness and Herbalism.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shalom all Here is a little baby step. I have created a Facebook page for my new business. Please LIKE my page
Deeply Rooted Wellness

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's official ladies and gentlemen, I am a graduate.

Tamra Speakman HWP (Holistic Wellness Professional).

 More information forthcoming on my business and website as it progresses. We will continue our travels this summer and then prayerfully put down some roots so that (among other things) I can start my new business.

Deeply Rooted Wellness 
Wellness consulting with a Biblical perspective. 

I am also continuing my studies in the Clinical Master Herbalist Program through Vintage Remedies. Exciting things happening. Pray y'all can come along for the ride!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Throwing The Tissue Box In

My sister over at Simply Dazee encouraged me with her plan to go through the book 21 Days To A More Disciplined Life by Crystal Paine. So no more time wasting or crying, I'm throwing the tissue box in and getting busy. I started this book on December 2nd, 2012 and am currently on Day 3.

 I am using this book to help me get more disciplined in life and finish my  Certified Holistic Wellness Professional Course (This was the original program) through Vintage Remedies.  I am excited to finish this course up and move forward in my next stage of life,  Clinical Master Herbalist and a Holistic Wellness Business. Stay tuned for exciting news on my new adventures in the next months!

So far I've completed 4 homework assignments in 3 days, as well as a 1 task, 1 chore, and a life hack adding a new habit. It feels so great to get so much accomplished! Try it, it's never too late to start.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Homemade chocolate bars for Shabbat

A treat tonight to go with our simple sabbath meal of honey turmeric salmon, brown rice with garlic and sauteed baby broccoli...

Homemade coffee almond chocolate bars
3 T organic coconut oil
9 T cocoa (I used Trader Joe's brand)
2 T butter (optional, leave out for vegan)
1 tsp. Organic coffee
1 T raw organic honey (or more for sweeter chocolate)
1/4 Raw almonds
(This is not an exact science adjust and alter and add all kinds of yummy fruit and nuts)

Melt, by warming in a pan, coconut oil and honey together slowly, do not boil or even simmer. Turn off heat add cocoa and coffee and stir till smooth add butter cut up and stir til melted. Prepare a pan or candy mold by either oiling  or for easier removal line with wax paper. Pour half of your almonds in your pan, pour chocolate over them, scraping every last drip, sprinkle the rest of the almonds on. Place in refrigerator or freezer til firm (10 minutes or so). Break up and remove from pan. Allow your son to scrape the pan and of course test a piece...melting in your mouth YummmiE!
Store in the refrigerator.

We Delight in Your Shabbat!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Green Peppermint Cocoa Truffles

Green? Yes if you look closely at the one my son "cut" in half (with his mouth), you will see a slight green color. How did that happen?
These are hand dipped cocoa peppermint nettle truffles.

I am still perfecting the recipe to make a smoother truffle inside without cutting out the amount of nettle. Each truffle has approximately a teaspoon of powderd organic nettle, along with antioxidant rich cocoa, heart and digestion benefits of coconut oil, and mineral and enzyme rich raw honey, plus a bit o organic butter for a rich taste and a few drops of peppermint essential oil (in the whole batch) for flavor and digestion.

Nettle (Urtica Dioica) is an amazing herb as it can be beneficial for so many issues and is nutritive/tonic as well. It is a diuretic, astringent, galactagogue, hypotensive and also has antihistamine and antinflammatory properties. It has

been used for hayfever,eczema, hypertension, PMS, prostate (BPH), anemia, chronic diahrea, arthritis, gout , rheumatism , and to increase milk in nursing mothers.
Nettle is chock full of vitamins and minerals therefore it can be used as an herbal vitamin.
The list of nutrients it has is amazing:
Zinc, selenium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, chromium, serotonin, silica, vitamins K, E, D, C, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-5, A

We are eating it mainly for it's nutritive affects, but also for it's affect on allergies, joints and spine, and to make sure my growing young man has plenty of minerals for his rapidly growing bones, scoliosis and wisdom teeth.

Why not eat your herbs?  They are delicious!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Refreshing Summer Julius

A quick healthy snack for a hot summer day

4 ounces pure unsweetened pineapple juice (or fresh pineapple)
1 Organic Orange
2 ounces almond milk
1 banana
1/2 tsp Organic pure vanilla
2 pieaces candied ginger or a 1/4 inch or less fresh ginger
Ice from 2 ice cube trays (mine happen to be small RV size)
Blend all in blender and enjoy :-)
(I'm using my handy dandy coleman camping blender, 12 volt or 110, and battery too)

Look It is so good I drank it all!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Natural Skin Care Development

Vintage Remedies has a new Natural Skin Care program to enroll in. Take a look and see the great opportunity!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Monday, October 31, 2011

Whole Foods, Not So Whole Reaction

It's been a very long time since I posted. So much happened in our travels and we saw so many wonderful things. We experienced trials and blessings. We picked fresh berries, identified herbs and fruits, gathered, dried, saved...So much to tell...and because there is so much I will just start with today instead.

This evening I desired something fresh and lite for dinner so I made a salad with butter lettuce, jicama, persimmons, green beans and quinoa, with a balsamic vinagrette.
 We had apple juice with Vibrant Health greens as well. After eating I started feeling hazy and had visual floaters, after a bit I noticed nasal congestion and within 20 minutes I had diahrea, after that I had joint pain in my ankles and arms. Wow easy to see something did not agree with me. So what went wrong? A seemingly healthy, lite meal caused a severe physical reaction. Was it one of the foods, a combination of foods together...or could it have been the basalmic vinagrette which was (store) organic but had some undesirables in it like caramel color and invert syrup, as well as soy oil which can be bothersome for me. Why I would buy such a thing is beyond me, but it is a reminder to READ  LABELS! Persimmons in excess can definitely cause diahrea but I ate half of a ripe but firm fruit. Persimmons mixed with sweet potato apparently is a no no as the sugar mixes with the hydrochloric acid and can cause blockages (extremely large amounts of persimmons can as well)but obviously not the issue here. Over the years of getting to know my body I have definitely found certain things that cause reactions, such as white potatoes resulting in diahrea, however this one seemed rather extreme. So the only choice is to try each one separately and wait for reaction. I will wait atleast until tomorrow to make sure all my symptoms are gone, I may wait several days so I can get a true "gut" reaction. I will try the vinagrette first as it is a most likely candidate, then it will go in the trash ;( where it belongs. In the mean time I had a nice cup of chamomlie tea with mint and a dose of natural acerola vitamin C to fight any allergic reaction. Seem to be ok now just not quite up to par. This is the beauty of taking control of your own health, you learn so much about your body and the things you put in it to nourish it. Will let you know what I find out...Pray me luck
Blessings in Messiah
Hebrew Herb Maiden

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ch Ch Ch Chia

Hittin The Road with A Traveling Herb Garden

My brother bought me this lil Chia herb garden for the RV. Three lil pots that you pour the seeds onto the sponges. They are not organic seeds but I thought I would start with the ones in the kit and once I get them figured out...ie. lighting, water, placement in the RV I can use Organic seeds later.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Frankincense Part 2

In Leviticus we read how the Frankincense is poured out upon the grain offering as well as added to the Table of shewbread, the unleavened bread always in the tabernacle.

(Lev 24:5-9) And thou shalt take fine flour, and bake twelve cakes thereof: two tenth deals shall be in one cake.And thou shalt set them in two rows, six on a row, upon the pure table before the LORD. And thou shalt put pure frankincense upon each row, that it may be on the bread for a memorial, even an offering made by fire unto the LORD. Every sabbath he shall set it in order before the LORD continually, being taken from the children of Israel by an everlasting covenant. And it shall be Aaron's and his sons'; and they shall eat it in the holy place: for it is most holy unto him of the offerings of the LORD made by fire by a perpetual statute.

(Exo 25:30) And thou shalt set upon the table shew bread before me alway.
Shew bread is also called Bread of The Presence or more literally "Bread of The Face" or faces. 12 loaves were baked one for each tribe and represented the presence of Hashem and perhaps also each tribes presence before His face, continually in His presence.