Monthly Archives: April 2009
The Flourish line of blends from FES are 12 new formulas that are designed to address the
most fundamental body and soul healing issues facing people of all ages and lifestyles.
Activ-8: A blend of 8 flowers to empower positive purpose and passion.
Animal Rescue Formula: Is calming and comforting for animals in transition or trauma.
Fear-less: Used to attain composure and containment when challenged by fear, anxiety, or panic.
Gaia Green: This garland of green flowers blends together to nurture a connection and
compassion for the Earth.
Grace: A symphony of white lilies that brings grace to the feminine … Read More
Spring is a great time to clean and that includes your liver and gallbladder! One of our
favorite cleansing recipes is the Egyptian Liver and Gallbladder Flush:
Blend together in a blender:
3 ounces of fresh lemon juice, 3 ounces of pineapple juice, and 3 ounces of olive oil.
Drink it first thing in the morning on an empty stomach, then follow your normal, daily routine. Do this for the last 5 days of the month for 3 consecutive months, and you will be
ready for Spring.
Do you awaken feeling groggy and have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning? Do you need coffee to help get you going? Are you relying on sweets in the afternoon to keep your energy up? Is your thinking foggy? If this sounds familiar, your adrenal glands may be out of balance. To help pinpoint the imbalance and to design a program of natural remedies that will improve your energy and restore your health, consider an Ask the Naturopath appointment for an adrenal evaluation.
At herbs etc an Ask the Naturopath appointment is only $10 for a 15-minute … Read More
Essential oils are one great tool to work with when balancing the adrenal glands. The oils have the benefit of aromatherapy (they smell wonderful), they balance physically as well as mentally and emotionally, and they can be applied externally to the body.
Nutmeg is well-known for assisting adrenal gland function. This oil has adrenal cortex-like activity, meaning it supports the adrenals for increased energy. It also helps to balance both the nervous system and the immune system.
En-R-Gee is an oil blend that contains nutmeg, and it can be used to improve one’s energy in a natural way without overstimulating … Read More
The Five Flower Formula is Dr. Bach’s flower essence blend for stress and trauma. Together, Clematis, Cherry Plum, Impatiens, Rock Rose, and Star of Bethlehem
combine for a “rescue” combination. It can be used in times of emergency or crisis to calm and alleviate pain and suffering. Additionally, it relieves stress, anxiety, and tension and promotes recovery from illness or trauma. It is often used as a baseline remedy for all healing to stabilize the mind-body interface. Further, this remedy is great and safe to use for children and is also used to calm animals and reduce shock in plants … Read More
DHEA, known formally as dehydroepiandrosterone, is a hormone produced by the adrenal glands which is then converted into male or female hormones by the body. It is believed to be the only hormone that declines with age, and research has found that, by the age of 70,
most people register at one-quarter of the DHEA levels found in an average 25 year-old.
This hormone plays a vital role in the aging process and proper levels improve energy, endurance, immunity, libido, muscle tone, memory, insulin function, sleep, and general well-being. If the adrenal glands have become fatigued, then they are probably … Read More
Licorice Root is an herb that has been used since ancient times. Many ancient cultures believe it increases endurance, strength, and energy. In China, it is known as the “Great Detoxifier” because of its effects on the kidneys, liver, spleen, and stomach. It is high in the minerals magnesium, silicon, and sodium and also contains significant amounts of chromium, cobalt, iron, potassium, and niacin.
Licorice is a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, because one of its active components provides a similar action to hydrocortisone and other corticosteroid hormones. This active component also decreases the body’s conversion of cortisol, a natural anti-inflammatory steroid … Read More
Is your life stress free? (“Who are you kidding?” you’re asking, right?) Did you know that stress accumulated over a period of time combined with a nutrient-poor diet can create something called adrenal exhaustion? Well, adrenal exhaustion means more than just feeling tired all the time, although that is a big indicator that things are out of balance.
The adrenal glands are two little glands that sit on top of your kidneys, and they help you to respond to life and all of its stresses in a variety of ways through the hormones that they produce. The main hormones that … Read More
Xenoestrogens (xeno, meaning foreign) are other man-made chemicals found in everyday products that our bodies do not know how to handle. They have not only toxic effects
but hormonal effects. Because these chemicals are similar in structure to the natural hormone estrogen, they affect the same areas of the body naturally regulated by estrogen. Found in foods, toiletries, hair products, make up, plastics, and feminine hygiene products, they are suspected of reducing sperm counts and causing breast cancer, fibroids, and other reproductive diseases. Nonylphenols, one specific source of xenoestrogens, are found in spermicides used on condoms and in vaginal gels, … Read More
Toothpaste is another personal care product to choose carefully. Fluoride found in toothpaste can be very harmful to one’s health. Fluoride is a man-made chemical that
adversely affects the brain, reproductive organs, and interestingly enough, the hard tissues of the body, like the teeth and nails.
Fluorine, on the other hand, is a natural element that actually does help the body form strong enamel and prevent tooth decay. Natural fluorine is found in raw goat’s milk,
sea plants, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, spinach, and parsley. To have healthy teeth, eat those foods high in fluorine and avoid toothpastes with the chemical … Read More