The Power of Plant Medicine as a Cure for the coronavirus

The Power of Plant Medicine as a Cure for the Coronavirus

By Rev. R. Simone Lord, Naturopathic Doctor

Traditional medicine is more than the study of plants. It embodies a study of the whole person, mind, body and spirit through many modalities. Traditional medicine has its origins in Africa, India, China, even Germany, Costa Rica and many nations all have a rich history in traditional medicine. Knowledge of the plants used for medicine is often passed down from a grandparent who may have a love for identifying, growing and harvesting medicinal plants.

In my profession, there are naturopathic physicians, doctors of naturopathy, master herbalists, acupuncturists, iridologists and many designations of natural healthcare professionals around the world. I’m calling for us to unite and fight back by finding a plant to defeat the coronavirus.

I look at the news and I’m alarmed not just because of the coronavirus’s global shut down, but because there is no one talking about the power of plant medicine or traditional medicine.  Almost everyone is overlooking the plants. The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. There are incredible movements for all things green. The WHO, World Health Organization, wants to work with the practitioners of natural medicine to integrate natural medicine with national healthcare system, according to their website.  Now more than ever, we need to work together to help our brothers and sisters internationally.

I would like to offer a plant to be tested that can defeat the coronavirus. This came about after I had read the report from a top virologist in Wuhan. She said it’s called corona virus because the bug looks like it’s wearing a crown  She was known as ‘The Bat Woman, because she had hunted down bats in China’s caves to collect their sample droppings for an antidote for SARS another corona type virus. (Source: Scientific Journal by Jane Qui on March 11, 2020.)

“Well good luck finding the bat that caused the coronavirus so we can get the antidote and put it into a vaccine for the world to be healed,” is what I was thinking. It led me to think that there is definitely a plant that could knock out the coronavirus.  I knew of one such plant and I quickly went to my juice bar and got some and brought it home for testing. I brewed a cup of loose tea with the herb. It worked fine, after 1 day, it knocked out the common flu. I then researched my mystical herb and found that it has been studied as having anti-viral properties, high anti-oxidants, anti-cancer, support for the immune system and many more wonderful properties.

I would love to tell you the name of the herb that can bring so much healing to the world. But the world is not paying attention and this essay would be ignored just as the leaves are. This is breaking news. The world has overlooked plant medicine for too long. We need a seat at the table to discuss the power in plant medicine. Please share this essay with everyone you know. Let’s join together to “heal our nation.” Revelation 22:2.

Dr. Lord is on a mission to inspire and teach the world to prosper and be in good health. She sells juices & elixirs at Mother Earth Juice Bar in Richmond Hill, Queens please visit her at www.DrSimoneLord.com or IG: @DrSimone_Lord

How Not to Become a Loser

Get Out of Your Cage

This seems like a simple enough topic but it really isn’t. Being on the losing side is a reality for many people and it wreaks havoc emotionally, physically and spiritually into one’s life. It is possible to rebound from being a loser but it takes discipline, mental strength and a desire to win. Whereas losing is an easy slide downwards that includes giving in to temptations, giving up and staying down; winning is the challenging climb upwards that requires the use of all the cells in one’s body, the strength of one’s mind and a spirit of determination, courage, confidence and absolute faith.

People on the losing side focus on their lack, they constantly think about how they got to this low place in their life. They are often depressed and lonely because not many people want to hang out with them because of the power of their negative thoughts. They will often attract other low life beings, however, they may sometimes attract a winner, someone who is on a mission to inspire the world, someone who feels it is their destiny to help people be all they can be. The loser will then try to leech on to this person for dear life, and try to live through that person. This will eventually cause more havoc because until the loser learns to act wisely, think proactively and motivate themselves, they will constantly find themselves alone, inadequately lacking the tools to rise and stay above water.

I have intently studied the losing quality of clients and members of my family, both male and female. They have not dealt well with setbacks. Instead of jumping over setbacks or taking a detour, they tend to linger or remain immobile in the face of setbacks, constantly wondering where they went wrong and how this could have happened to them instead of ways to improve and strengthen themselves so it won’t happen again.

Losers are mostly very thin, emaciated or obese. They have lost the will to take care of their bodies so their health is often in a declining state. They often overindulge in comfort foods and junk foods such as ice cream, candy bars, soda, white rice, white sugar and they often over indulge in cigarettes, alcohol and or drugs. They do not pay attention to their health. This further weakens the brain and other organs and makes a comeback harder.

They also tend to be very dependent, weak willed and give in to fears easily. They look for someone to protect them because whatever they went through has scared them, taken away their confidence and left them defenseless. Losers often stay in that position too long instead of finding a motivational class or joining a self-help group to help them to get out of that position. In other words they cry over spilt milk much longer than the average person.

Losers do not learn from their mistakes the first time around. They often have to repeat it over and over to learn the message. This further weakens their position and makes it harder to rise from the dung. In order for a loser to rise up, he or she must first realize that they are acting like a loser. They must look around and see how much they have lost. Then they must determine to stop losing. The battleground is the mind. That is where the fears are, the hurts, the pain. In the spirit, is where there is hope, strength, determination and courage.

Losers need to let go of the baggage so they can fly. The old hurts, who did them wrong, must go out and be replaced with forgiveness. Maybe that means contacting or facing the person who did them wrong and saying I forgive you. To some it may mean apologizing. Losers often don’t like to apologize because they have a victim mentality. They like to play the part of a victim instead of a victor. For example, a man could be married and not be a provider for most of the marriage leaving most of the heavy lifting for the wife. When that wife has had enough and leaves, he assumes the victim mentality. “She left me!” “How dare she do that?” Losers have no vision, they don’t see or read the signs and act; they often wait until it is too late. They have the deer in the headlights attitude of immobility. They don’t move until they get hit and then they retreat wounded and in pain.

Losers were not born losers, they acquired it along the road of life. In order to change the losing streak into a productive and happy life, losers have to want better for themselves and their families. They have to ask the question, “Do I want my children to see me like this?” If they have no children, they could ask, “What is my gift or legacy that I would like to leave behind in this world?” or “How can I make a better life for myself?”

Losers need to immerse themselves in motivational CDs, books and self-help groups. Church is a great place to start. A local small to midsized church would be ideal, so as not to get more ‘lost’. In addition, losers need to wake up earlier and plan their day. Make each day count for something. Taking a small positive action each day, like maybe meditation will go a long way in clearing the mind of the clutter and hurts. Making a commitment to improve oneself and setting a date on that commitment helps tremendously. Letting someone or a group know about the commitment keeps the person accountable. Writing down a vision for their life is also key, along with reviewing that written vision weekly or monthly and checking the progress annually.

Nutrition plays a big role in turning one’s life around. Many people are dehydrated, which can cause high blood pressure and a slew of other illnesses. Take care of your body by drinking half your body weight in ounces of water. Also mineral deficiency is the beginning of all disease. The brain needs calcium, iron, water, magnesium… make sure you feed your brain the proper foods and vitamins needed, which you may not be getting from food. See my post Get Healthy.

Losers can become winners if they let go of the hurts, the fears and rejection and replace them with forgiveness, hope, discipline and the courage to get up, treat the wounds and then start rebuilding a life worth living.

Dr. Simone Lord is a pastor, writer and naturopathic doctor. Her books, Get Out of Your Cage: Keys to Freedom in All Areas of Your Life and Financial Freedom by Faith: A Guide to Prosperity, help people heal. Dr. Lord invites you to enjoy church service and Sunday brunch at 12 noon Inspire NY, 115-42 Sutphin Blvd, Jamaica, NY 11434.