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Get Healthy Naturally with Jennifer Schmid | Speaker.  Healer.  Nurse.  Naturopath. 

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Oasis Wellness Radio

Our latest blogs and podcasts on earth-based medicine, current trends in healthcare, and finding the balance.

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How I survived the chickenpox as an adult (at the same time as my 3 kids)

Jennifer Schmid

When I was young, every time a local child came down with chickenpox my mother would drag me to their house so that I would get exposed and get chickenpox myself. As a nurse, she knew that chickenpox was a benign illness for children but had the potential to be much worse for an adult.

Unfortunately my mother was unsuccessful in convincing my body to come down with chickenpox. Not until 2009 as a grown woman in the middle of anatomy finals, with three small children, did I finally come down with chickenpox. 

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The Illogical “Science” of the CDC’s Childhood Vaccine Schedule

Jennifer Schmid

Do you ever wonder why they combine 3-6 diseases into one vaccine for babies and children?

The CDC says they give combination vaccines so the kids and parents have to endure less “stress” getting multiple shots. Do you think it’s really because they know how toxic each vaccine is, filled with chemicals and heavy metals?

The thing is, nature doesn’t work that way.  Nature doesn’t expose the immune system to multiple diseases at one time. Can you imagine if I took my infant or immune-compromised child to a home where there were active cases of measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox all at the same time? 

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The Loneliness Cure

Jennifer Schmid

This morning I got up early so that I could go for a short hike in the redwoods before facing the masses at Costco. I had been feeling kind of blue the night before, as all of the kiddos were at sleepovers, and I was by myself in the house at night for the first time in almost 3 months. 

My mood started lifting on the drive to Wunderlich County Park. I parked, put on my hiking boots and began my climb up the hill to my favorite spot, Alambique Flats. 

I said hello to the horses in the corrals, waiting for the day’s riders, stood for a moment at an ancient majestic tree, and watched for deer. It wasn’t until I was sitting on the bench in the Flats listening to the creek that I realized something new about why I love hiking and being out in nature so much.

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Sexual Violence is Not Sustainable

Jennifer Schmid

There are literally billions of men and women in the world who carry the shame and wounding of sexual violence against them and who feel that wound every time someone makes an excuse for the perpetrator.

Sexual violence takes a huge toll on one’s health and well-being and also places a major burden on our health care system. This burden is not sustainable, and it’s time for each of us to stand up and put a stop to it. Even if you’ve been lucky enough not to have been a victim in your life, look around you. Just because you don’t know everyone’s history or herstory, you know countless people who have been assaulted in their lifetimes, both male and female. 

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Why I call it "Earth-Based Medicine"

Jennifer Schmid

My 16 year old daughter has been in Switzerland on a school exchange for a week. She has had no food sensitivities whatsoever. She says she has never eaten so much gluten in her life. She feels amazing there--no asthma, no acne, no runny nose, no fatigue. She's not taking any supplements.


The kids and I make financial sacrifices so that we can buy good quality food, and I am so grateful to have access to a weekly farmer's market and clean water. Not everyone is as fortunate. As my daughter is experiencing, though, how we grow our food and raise our animals can be our poison or medicine.

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The Integrity of Protein Supplements: An Interview with Eddie Stone from Touchstone Essentials

Jennifer Schmid

You don’t have to know anything about nutrition to know that there are hundreds of thousands of nutritional supplement products on the market. And of course, Americans are creative geniuses when it comes to labeling, advertising and marketing, so it’s difficult to make heads or tails of what’s actually good for you and what might potentially harm you.

Luckily, some companies have both high-quality ingredients AND heaping doses of business integrity.

A while back I had the pleasure of sitting down and interviewing Eddie Stone, CEO of Touchstone Essentials, to discuss their newest product called Organic Super Protein. 

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Giving Up versus Letting Go

Jennifer Schmid

So often in our lives we think that we have to giving up pleasure to accomplish something, whether that's in our health, in relationships, or with our work. 

What if there was another way? How good would it feel to make space for something or someone instead?

To me, giving up is about pain and deprivation. When we let go, however, we open ourselves and surrender to love and the possibility of transformation.

Here's a new video for you, where I explore the paradigms of giving up versus letting go. These are powerful concepts that can transform our lives, our loves, and the way we experience what challenges and frightens us. 

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The Death and Rebirth of Personal Transformation

Jennifer Schmid

From March 21 to 26, I spent 5 amazing days at the Chi Center in Galisteo, New Mexico. Gail Larsen, the Transformational Speaking teacher I met in 2015 and then worked with in 2016, had gathered together 24 thought leaders from the US, Canada, and Australia along with Andrew Harvey, leader of the Sacred Activism movement, and Wisdom Healing Qi Gong Master Mingtong Gu. 

 

Our task?

 

To dive deep within ourselves personally and collectively to find our voice so that we can stop the downward spiral that our world is in — physically, environmentally, politically, spiritually. 

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Why I'm not afraid of the flu (or measles or any other virus on the 10 o'clock news)

Jennifer Schmid

Gaaaa, that flu going around! I have been getting emails almost daily from people asking me how to get over it and what they should do to prevent it. 

Western medicine’s only tools against the flu are not friendly to your body. Tamiflu is toxic to your liver, and the influenza vaccine may be toxic to your nervous system. PLUS their efficacy is questionable, to say the least, meaning most of the time, they really don’t work.

So how do I heal from the flu if I get it?

Common sense and earth-based medicine, of course.

Common sense and earth-based medicine, of course.

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It's sicky season

Jennifer Schmid

We have this weird attitude in our culture that it’s somehow shameful if we get sick with a cold or flu once in a while. I think I am sometimes guilty of perpetuating that belief in my zest for wanting people to feel amazing all the damn time, because life can be freaking incredible when our physical and emotional and mental and spiritual bodies are our allies rather than our enemies.

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Ringing in 2018 (Let's make 2018 amazing!)

Jennifer Schmid

In the last year, I have met dozens of health care providers  — from physicians to nurses to physical therapists — who are desperate to help people heal naturally but aren’t sure where to start. They are frustrated by the few options available in the conventional health care system and exhausted by the bureaucracy of “health” insurance paperwork.

That’s why I am committing 2018 to teaching others and sharing my knowledge and expertise.

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Looking back at 2017

Jennifer Schmid

Despite the darkness of the winter solstice, this is one of my favorite times of year, not only because I get to spend extra time with friends and family, but also because I gift myself several hours of solo meditation and writing time to let go of the year’s pains and challenges while creating my goals for the next year. Carving out this time for releasing and dreaming allows me to appreciate everything I have accomplished as well as come up with the baby steps — those daily little actions I need to take — to make my next year’s big goals come to fruition. It's a healing ritual to see what's working, what’s not working, and how to move forward from a place of love, joy, and abundance.

Looking back, it was actually a really good year for me, and I have much to be grateful for. I also have much to look forward to!

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Summer sunshine, hiking, and the VAXXED bus

Jennifer Schmid

This is my favorite time of year — the sunshine, fresh produce, and warmth are definitely earth-based medicine for me. They also fuel my motivation to eat well and move my body joyfully. This spring I participated in a fitness challenge with five colleagues, and together we racked up over 14,500 minutes of exercise in 8 weeks. It felt so good to move again after feeling so sludgy all winter! 

Also, last month I had the honor to meet with and be interviewed by Polly Tommey on the VAXXED bus. This courageous woman has dedicated her life to vaccine safety awareness after her son was injured by the MMR shot many years ago. 

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The Nutrition Combination You Need

Jennifer Schmid

Ever walk into a health food store or go online and get completely overwhelmed by the thousands of supplements available? Can’t decide which vitamins, minerals, and herbs are right for you? Which brands? What combinations of complexes?  

It can get really confusing.

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Unrequited love, burning poetry, and healing magic

Jennifer Schmid

 There is no podcast this week. In honor of last week’s new moon in Libra, I have been releasing old wounds that hold me back in my business and my relationships and prevent me from realizing my potential as a woman, a mother, and a healer.

As part of the healing process and at the suggestion of a friend and colleague who is a psychotherapist for the gifted, I burned a stack of about 20 poems that I had written in high school. Most of them were about unrequited love (sigh…), being the rejected ugly duckling, and how dreams couldn’t possibly come true. While each poem burned, I said thank you and good-bye to the words and their significance. I let go of the angst, the pain, the shame, and the fear. I made room for beauty, love, and gratitude. Then after I burned the poems, I realized there was much more within.

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Anxiety and the gut (Podcast #4)

Jennifer Schmid

In the last few days, I’ve spoken with several people who have debilitating anxiety combined with digestive upset. This week’s podcast is a little different than previous podcasts in that it’s a short, 4-minute riff on anxiety and the gut. You don’t want to miss it. (Trust me, you have the time.)

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Boosting Immunity Naturally (Podcast #3)

Jennifer Schmid

We are nearing the end of a serious heat wave here in California, but the kids are back in school, and that means it’s the beginning of cold and flu season. In today’s podcast, I’ll show you 10 ways to boost your immune system naturally, especially if you’re feeling under the weather, coming down with something, or in the middle of a full fledged cold. 

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