Monthly Archives: September 2015

Non-Toxic Personal-Care

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

herbs etc. now carries Michigan-based Keeki Pure and Simple sunscreens, lip balms, nail polish and more. Many customers have commented on how the sunscreen doesn’t leave skin feeling sticky and grimy like others. They love how soft it feels on skin, too!

The best part is these products are completely non-toxic. Most sunscreens rate poorly with the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Skin Deep database, as their chemical components are carcinogenic, contain hormone-disrupting ingredients, contribute to liver and kidney damage, among others. Many nail polishes contain formaldehyde, dibutyl phthalate and toluene, which contribute to developmental defects and … Read More

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Food For Your Face

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

With so many skin-care products on the market, how do you choose the right one? First things first: check the ingredients! Since everything we put onto our skin goes into our blood stream, you want to avoid harmful chemicals found in most commercial products. Recently, we discovered Herbal Face Food and heard such great things, we decided to carry this 100 percent plant-based skin serum at herbs etc.

Customers are seeing dramatic differences in their skin with Herbal Face Food. Here’s what we’ve heard: “Within a couple uses, my acne started to clear up and scars … Read More

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Putting Herbs to Work Topically

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

New to herbs etc are Walker Farms herbal products. What makes Walker Farms stand out against the rest are the farm’s extremely high quality practices, from picking the plants at optimal time to no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, fungicides or herbicides to tincturing with healthy, fresh plants rather than dried. A variety of herbal tinctures and oils are offered, including comfrey oil and Solomon’s seal/teasel oil, two topical herbs featured below.

Comfrey oil is an excellent addition to anyone’s first-aid kit with healing properties so powerful, it’s known to heal wounds at an extremely rapid pace. So … Read More

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Discover the Power of Uttati Essential Oils

Uttati offers only the purest forms of essential oils produced under time-proven conditions. They are not adulterated or diluted in any way. They con- tain no additives, extenders, or preservatives of any kind. These pure oils are the result of the collective wisdom, skill, and artistry of the Uttati family network in Egypt, which has been dedicated for generations to the production of the highest quality aromatic oils possible. herbs etc is the only store in Michigan to carry Uttati.

Featured on page 11 are our cosmetic and Egyptian aromatherapy blends, plus here’s what’s new in each of those collections.… Read More

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The Vaccination Risk

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

Vaccines: They are a hot topic across the nation these days. And it’s no wonder why: when one argument states one thing with conviction, but another argument is completely the opposite, what are you supposed to believe?

Nearly eight years ago, Heather Dexter, N.D., remembers her childbirth educator telling her that vaccines are a choice. “You’re telling me vaccines are dangerous, yet, everyone is getting them?” Dexter questioned. Her teacher replied: “Don’t take my word for it, Heather. Do your own research.” So, that’s just what she did during those last three months of her first … Read More

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Kidney Stones Un(G)raveled

by Amy Jo Howard, N.D.

If you’ve ever had a kidney stone, then you know firsthand how horribly painful they are. Many clients compare them to childbirth. And, once you develop kidney stones, the likelihood that they will reoccur (according to typical Western medicine) is quite high. So, how do kidney stones develop, and what are some ways to prevent them or get rid of them naturally?

The kidneys detoxify and filter impurities from the blood. A kidney stone usually results when the kidneys can’t process the toxins efficiently, and there is a build-up of minerals and acid salts in … Read More

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Back-To-School With Brain Power

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

Boating, beaches and lazy summer days are over. It’s back-to-work and back-to-school. At herbs etc, that means it’s time to give our wee ones, tweens, and teens an extra boost of brain-power and immune support with Nature’s Sunshine.

While your children soak up new knowledge, their brains need extra nourishment with vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids. Give ‘em butter, oils and healthy fats in addition to Sunshine Heroes Omega-3 with DHA. Sunshine Heroes Multiple Vitamin & Mineral provides your child with nutrients, especially if they’re a picky-eater, have high activity levels or don’t eat regular, … Read More

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Squash: The Bounty of Fall

by Gigi Zavaglia

ZavagliaNothing screams fall bounty like squash! Acorns, butternuts, late spaghetti, zucchini and pie pumpkins: all get equal amounts of love and respect from me due to the ease of working with them and their nutritional value.

The incredible benefits of squash are undisputed, and their vitamin and mineral content is extensive. This list includes a huge amount of vitamin A, as well as significant amounts of vitamins C, E, B6, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and folate. In terms of minerals, squash are loaded with magnesium, potassium, manganese, copper, phosphorous, calcium and iron. They are also a very … Read More

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Protect your Home with Orgonite

by Kara McNabb, N.H.E.

As wi-fi, cell phone, TV, and radio towers permeate the air surrounding us with electromagnetic frequencies, our health is taking a toll as our bodies absorb this invisible force.

One thing you can do to protect yourself is carry orgonite with you or plant it in areas that generally produce a high amount of EMF pollution. Orgonite is a layered blend of metal shavings or steel wool (non-organic material) and fiberglass resin (organic material), plus quartz. Together, this combination turns negative energy into positive energy continuously.

When orgonite is worn or placed around areas that accumulate … Read More

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Shield your Microcosm

by Amy Jo Howard, N.D.

There is a saying that the microcosm reflects the macrocosm. The microcosm is the small world; you are a microcosm. The macrocosm is the bigger world around you. It could be your environment; it could be the universe!

Look at what’s going on around you and the state of the world today. There are both positives and negatives. In this newsletter, one of our goals is to teach you how to shield your microcosm: in other words, how to protect yourself from the negative aspects of the world we live in, such as immune system … Read More

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