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     "Why Are Vanilla Prices So High?

     The vanilla market crisis is now stretching into its third year and continues to wreak havoc on supply chains throughout the industry — including ours. What's going on? It started when vanilla prices were so low for so long that farmers had little incentive to take care of their vines,                                and eventually that neglect led to shortages in                      the market. Then, with devastating timing, a                        cyclone and pesticide residue issues (from                              mosquito control efforts in the main growing                          regions) created severe vanilla shortages. Vanilla that was once trading at $18/kg suddenly rocketed to over $650/kg.

     Frontier Co-op is working with other major vanilla buyers and industry leaders to develop a sustainable supply of high quality vanilla through the Sustainable Vanilla Initiative.           The Sustainable Vanilla Initiative (SVI) is an effort to improve the livelihoods of vanilla bean farmers and assure the long-term stable supply of high-quality natural vanilla."    (Excerpted from www.FrontierCoop.com - Emphasis mine-, March, 2018 Newsletter)

Healing Your Hormones   

     Our hormones are complex and challenging and it's hard to know where to start when you desperately need to heal in this area.  This was my story. I needed to heal first my female hormones (estrogen & progesterone), then my adrenal glands (adrenals are also part of your endocrine system), my thyroid, and finally my pancreas. I would have full blown Type II Diabetes if I didn't eat "The Mighty Fork" way.

     Where will you start to heal your female or male hormones? 

1st; Try eating to heal your hormones.  The Seed Rotation Diet by Magdalena Wszelaki on her website  (www.hormonesbalance.com) shows you how simple seeds can help to correct hormone imbalance.  She also offers a new cookbook to take you further to healing hormones with food.  Need more estrogen?  She has a recipe for estrogen boosting crackers, and more!

Step 2; Try herbs to heal your hormones.  Testosterone can be greatly helped by the herb Horny Goat Weed.  Progesterone and estrogen can be brought back into balance by Red Bush Tea (Rooibos tea).

Step 3; If you still need more help, a great solution is bio-identical hormones.  Emerita brand progesterone cream is a favorite of mine as I am low in progesterone. DHEA cream can help boost estrogen and testosterone.  A fabulous resource is John Lee's website and his books; a wealth of information @ https://www.johnleemd.com/

     Need to heal your adrenals?  What seemed so complex to me years ago now seems fairly straightforward.  Avoid stress, rest, eat a "Mighty Fork" diet, get at least 1/4 tsp of high quality salt daily.  For recovering those burnt out adrenals, use Adrena-Stim cream by Apex Energetics (available on Amazon) in the morning to "teach" your adrenals when they need to work, and Adrena-Calm cream at 3 pm and then again at bedtime.  Also, a great adrenal glandular is important to supplement these tiny glands that do so much (also available on Amazon).  Do light exercise daily but don't overdo it! 

     Need thyroid help?  This one probably requires a practitioner. What worked for me was low dose Armor Thyroid which is thyroid gland from pigs. The website www.stopthethyroidmadness.com is the definitive source for all thyroid questions.

     Blood sugar issues like me?  This is the hormone insulinso avoid sugars and only eat natural sugar (as in fruit, honey) with a protein or a fatAvoiding sugar until at least 10 am (including fruit and fruit juice) will help you maintain healthy blood sugars throughout the day. Then you'll never have to apologize for what you said when you were "hangry".  Eat a small amount of protein or fat every 2 hours to keep blood sugar levels healthy, and of course, eat real nutrient rich food.  Carry some "emergency" nutrient rich food in your purse or your glove box like nuts, nut butters, & beef jerky.

     And that was my long education to heal my hormones.  You might have other issues with your hormones but I've given you the best places to start your healing.  Wishing you a forkful of blessings to heal those lovely hormones.