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Three Goats Farm of Montgomery, Texas
Melissa is a former beauty queen, personal trainer and certified holistic health coach. Melissa founded Queen Bee Wellness to specialize her coaching practice towards Women's Wellness and Beauty. She helps women focus on finding their own natural beauty from a integrative approach of balancing Mind, Body and Soul. Melissa believes that what we put in our mind is just as important as the nourishing food we put in our bodies and products on our skin. She strives to coach women to balance a healthier body image, approach to wellness and authentic living. With her passion for a clean lifestyle, Queen Bee Wellness therapeutic skin care products were born- to help women enhance their natural glow, without causing harm to their health from chemical laden toxic products. Melissa's philosophy to real beauty is summarized in "Wellness is Beauty". Melissa resides on a 10 acre farm in Montgomery, Texas with her husband and teen aged children. In her spare time she is chief goat wrangler and milker of her "Queen Bee" herd of dairy goats at Three Goats Farm.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weston Price Conference- Mythbusters!

As a member and supporter of WAPF, I am excited to share the details of this years conference.What a great time this will be.....hope to see you there!

MythbustersOur 12th Annual Wise Traditions Conference

Friday, November 11
Saturday, November 12
Sunday, November 13

Plus bonus activities Monday, November 14

Sheraton Dallas Hotel
Dallas, TX

Featured Speakers:

•Russ Bianchi, PhD, expert on high fructose corn syrup
•Leslie Bradshaw, producer of The Greater Good
•Jerry Brunetti, soil and animal health specialist
•Natasha Campbell-McBride MD, author of Gut and Psychology Syndrome
•Jules Klapper, expert on dirty electricity
•Monica Corrado, holistic nutrition and food educator
•Thomas Cowan, MD, author of Fourfold Path to Healing
•Kaayla Daniel, PhD, author of The Whole Soy Story
•Robert Disney, environmental scientist
•Jacques Goulet, PhD, expert on trace minerals
•Kathy Kramer, CN, WAPF Office Manager
•Sally Fallon Morell, MA, author of Nourishing Traditions
•Christy Hemenway, expert on beekeeping
•Lolin Hilgartner, DC, of the Seven Essential Dynamics of Health
•Peter Hilgartner DC, of the Seven Essential Dynamics of Health
•Kimberly Hartke, WAPF publicist and real food blogger
•Paul Jaminet, PhD, author of The Perfect Health Diet
•Sharon Kane, expert on gluten-free baking
•Datis Kharrazian, DC, author of Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms?
•Liz Lipski, MS, CCN, author of Digestive Wellness
•Hugh Lovel, authority on biodynamics
•Chris Masterjohn, expert on fat-soluble vitamins
•Richard Maurer, MD, metabolism expert
•Mark McAfee, CEO, Organic Pastures Dairy
•Judith McGeary, Esq, founder Farm and Ranch Freedom Alliance
•Joe Mercola, DO, author of The No-Grain Diet
•Denise Minger, China Study debunker
•Pentti Nupponen, DMD, holistic dentist
•Sally Pacholok, RN, co-author of Could It Be B12?
•Sarah Pope, of The Healthy Home Economist blog
•Ben Pratt, author of Nutrition's Playground
•Jessica Prentice, author of Full Moon Feast
•Tara Rayburn, the Healthy Habit Coach
•April RenĂ©e, vaccination expert
•Morton Satin, PhD, director of research, The Salt Institute
•Michael Schmidt, Canadian raw milk activist
•Pam Schoenfeld, RD, expert on vitamin B6
•Stephanie Seneff, PhD, authority on sulfur and human health
•Ritchie Shoemaker, MD, author of Surviving Mold
•Jeffrey Stuart, DO, co-author of Could It Be B12?
•Matt Stone, author of 180 Degree Nutrition
•Harvey Ussery, author of The Small Scale Poultry Flock
•Howard Vlieger, expert on GMO dangers
•Alan Yegerlehner, expert on integrated farming
•David Wetzel, expert on cod liver oil
•Louisa Williams, MS, DC, ND, author of Radical Medicine
•Will Winter, DVM, expert on pastured livestock
A Showcase for Delicious Traditional Food

A Unique Opportunity for Health Professionals and Laymen interested in Diet and Health

Who Should Attend Wise Traditions?
Doctors, nurses, nutritionists, dietitians, parents, students, food writers, food providers, farmers, public servants, teachers, patients, activists, agriculture professionals, people interested in nutrition, people with no interest in nutrition, people who love to cook, people who hate to cook, people who like to eat, Baby Boomers concerned about their health, grandparents concerned about their grandchildren, couples who want healthy babies, people who want answers, people who love controversy. . . and You!


Full conference registration includes conference materials, Friday sessions, Friday lunch, Friday Dinner and Evening Activities, Saturday joint sessions, Saturday lunch, Saturday evening awards banquet, Sunday sessions and Sunday lunch.

By August 1 After August 1
Full Conference Student/Senior Member $290 $340
Full Conference Student/Senior Non-Member $315 $365
Full Conference Member $390 $440
Full Conference Non-Member $430 $480

Daily Conference Registration By August 1 After August 1
Daily Registration Student/Senior Member $120 $160
Daily Registration Student/Senior Non-Member $145 $185
Daily Registration Member $170 $210
Daily Registration Non-Member $210 $250
Friday Dinner and Events $60 $85
Saturday Evening Awards Banquet $75 $100
Monday Radical Nutrition Seminar (8-4, incudes lunch) $75 $85
Monday Farm Tour (8-4, includes lunch) $75 $85
Monday Poultry Workshop (8-4, includes lunch) $75 $85
Monday Pasture Workshop (8-4, incudes lunch) $75 $85
Monday Cooking Workshop (8-4, includes lunch) $75 $85
Thursday, November 10 FTCLDF On-Farm FundRAISER $75 $95


Saturday, May 14, 2011

Earthing....."Caveman Medicine"

Girls, throw off those shoes and connect with the earth.....your body will thank you.Here is just a quick explanation of what I will discuss in my barefoot chapter. Remember "Get your SOLE to the SOIL"

Make it a great day and enjoy feeling the grass between your toes. Check out my Amazon bookstore for a copy of the earthing book that I have linked below.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Honey.....a magical superfood!

I am working on the information for my Diva's Primitive Superfoods chapter~ and obviously writing about HONEY was enjoyable. BEEcause my name means HoneyBee in Greek. That is also the reason for Lemon Balm herb having the name of Melissa Officianalis: it is most nutritive for honeybees.

Here is the BUZZ on Honey

Honey, we derive our knowledge of the earliest use and importance of honey in historic times from archives of the ancient cultural states, Babylon, Assyria, Persia, India, Egypt, Greece and Rome. The oldest existing scripts corroborate the fact that bees were already domesticated creatures and honey was extensively used for food, drink, medicine and exclusively for sweetening purposes. Honey was an important commodity. Taxes and tributes were imposed in the form of payments of honey and wax. It was equivalent to currency. Today, in the twentieth century, we could understand the vital importance of honey in the domestic life of bygone ages only if we were forced to relinquish completely the use of industrial sugar.
Today, Honey is a common treat, and is still considered the most primitive sweetener. It is an excellent substitute for sugar in our drinks and food. It is also good for many medicinal uses and treating certain conditions. Reliance on commercialized medicines which contain too many chemicals can become hazardous to our health.
"Honey is cheap, making it potentially useful for treating wounds in earthquake-stricken and war-torn areas where running water is scarce and aften contanimated. It is being used in Iraq to treat burn wounds in children."
Honey is composed of sugars like glucose and fructose and minerals like magnesium, potassium, calcium, sodium chlorine, sulphur, iron and phosphate.
It contains vitamins B1, B2, C, B6, B5 and B3 all of which change according to the qualities of the nectar and pollen. Besides the above, copper, iodine, and zinc exist in it in small quantities. Several kinds of hormones are also present in it. Approximately one half of the human diet is derived directly or indirectly from crops pollinated by bees. Today honeybees are an essential part of a healthy agriculture economy.
If you have allergies, honey can be beneficial. If you eat honey that is local to your area, it may help prevent your seasonal allergies. Bees use the pollen from local plants and eventually it ends up in your honey.
Honey may also be good for your skin. It has the ability to attract water. It is also safe for sensitive skin. You can use it as a moisturizing mask for your skin as well as your hair. To use it as a conditioner, mix the honey with olive oil. Be sure to wash your hair thoroughly before you go outside.
If you have a sore throat, take some honey.[ Honey has powerful antimicrobial properties, which can soothe your raw tissues. Pour a teaspoon of honey into a large serving spoon and then top off the spoon with lemon juice. Swallow the concoction (without water) every few hours until symptoms clear up. Some people add a pinch of black or red pepper to increase blood circulation to the throat.] Due to its natural anti-inflammatory effect, it will help to heal the wounds more quickly.It also has different phytochemicals--chemicals found in plants and different foods--that kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus making it a good substitute for wound dressings. The taste may also take your mind off the pain. There is evidence that honey diluted in water will help with your stomach aches and dehydration.
Do you have a cut? Honey is a natural antiseptic. Medical journals cite more than 600 cases in which honey was employed to treat wounds.By applying honey to your wounds, you prevent infections. Honey contains antimicrobial agents, which prevents infections by killing the bacteria in and around your wounds. When using honey it may help to heat it up before putting it on your wound (caution test the heat before you place it on the wound).Many types of bacteria can’t survive in honey, so wounds heal, swelling eases, and tissue can grow back.
Honey may also be effective in the treatment of your ulcers.In Europe, honey has been used internally to help cure ulcers, particularly stomach ulcers. Burns, too, heal better with honey, studies show. The advantage of honey is that it not only prevents infections from occurring, it actually accelerates skin healing.. Since the sugar in honey absorbs water it helps to trap some of the moisture so that the bacteria and other microbes can’t grow as easily as in other food.

Also, PLEASE remember to nourish and feed your local BEE's so that they continue to provide us with this beautiful nourishment. Plant a bee garden. Here is a video of a sanctuary for bee's....enjoy!