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Health And Nature Shop Blog: June 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rescue Remedy Recommended For Pregnancy!

Rescue is a flower remedy intended for moments of crisis and stress; however, according to Santiago Rojas, a former student of the Edward Bach School of Flower Therapists in Argentina and writer of the book titled Flower Essences For Every Occasion,” it may also be used during pregnancy.

This well-known physician who specializes in Oncology, Palliative Care and Homeopathy in South America, states that the use of Rescue helps relieve most of the discomforts present during pregnancy. He also believes that Rescue may help prevent postnatal depression, in most women.

Rojas mentions that its use should be uninterrupted during pregnancy and that the dosage should be reinforced before giving birth or during severe manifestation of these symptoms.

Needless to say, it is perfectly safe to use Rescue or any other of our flower remedies during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. These flower essences do not contain any chemicals and its alcohol content is less than one and a half drops of Brandy, per dose.

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The Pineapple: A Tropical Medicine

Eating or drinking the juice of this sweet, tropical fruit may prove to be more beneficial than we originally thought!

Pineapple: A Tropical Medicine
Pineapples are a great source of antioxidants and provide amazing support to the immune system... meaning less sick days and more years of healthy living to enjoy your children and grandchildren.

More importantly, this "Tropical Medicine" contributes a great deal of protein-digesting enzymes found in a substance called Bromelain. These enzymes are believed to act as a powerful anti inflammatories and cleansers of the Colon.

Bromelain enzymes digest intestine waste helping mitigate digestive disorders, fight inflammation and in some cases reduce cancerous lesions in the Colon.

Their anti inflammatory benefits may also be applied as a complementary natural medicine in the treatment of Arthritis.

Lastly, Pineapples "tune-up" your urinary tract and may prevent urinary infections. Its remarkable diuretic effects make it a great fruit to combat water retention during PMS. Some use it to prevent bloating and even as a healthy boost to their weight-loos diets. recommends this tasty Pineapple Tea recipe:

Peel a Pineapple, rinse the skin and cook it in boiling water for 5-10 minutes. Let it cool and drink this tea as much as you want. We recommend adding an natural sweetener like stevia, honey or brown sugar

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Friday, June 17, 2011

Does Homeopathy Work?

It does work! It has work for me and other 500+ million people relying on homeopathic treatments. 

We are living proof that it DOES work; and so are the hundred of thousands of Homeopaths in the world that believe in this alternative branch of medicine and the people who work for reputable organizations like the World Health Organization which recognize Homeopathy as a valid form of medicine.

I encourage you to read the article titled "Arguments Against Homeopathy Filled with Gaping Holes," written by Marilena Deroukakis.


Alegria, Vitamin D and B Vitamins for Depression

I would like to recommend a natural product that is used as a remedy for depression: Alegria PlusThis herbal supplement contains Scutellaria and Sage; 2 powerful herbal antidepressants proven to, positively, alter mood and emotions by acting on serotonin.

Friends and family have used it with remarkable results!

In addition to Alegria Plus I would like to highlight the importance of Vitamin D and B Vitamins. Deficiencies in both have been linked to depression!Studies suggest that taking doses of 5,000 IUs can significant impact ones quality of life. 

Vitamin D and B Vitamins, particularly Vitamin B12, have beneficial effects that extend to a wide range of metabolic functions in different body systems (Immune, Cardiovascular and Nervous Systems).I suggest adding these essential vitamins to your daily diet along with Alegria Plus. These will provide a boost to your overall mental health.

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Home Remedies for Cough

Natural Remedies for
Coughing is a reflex reaction that, in most cases, allows the body to clear the respiratory passages from obstructive substances.

The remedy one chooses must target the cause, not the cough! One may recur to a cough suppressant, but if the cause is not targeted one might be exposing ones body to a more serious complication by interrupting the body's efforts to clear a blockage in your system.

Most of the time, cough is the result of a bacterial (i.e. bronchitis) or viral (i.e. Flu) infection. Persistent coughs, that last longer than a few days, may be the result of an advanced bacterial infection requiring a course of antibiotics. Consult your physician immediately, if this is the case.

Whatever the case may be, I suggest the use of natural expectorants and anti inflammatories instead of cough suppressant.

Ginger, thyme, rosemary, eucalyptus, garlic, oregano and cayenne pepper are commonly used natural expectorants.

Try the following recipe: Honey Tea Infused with herbs- Boil in water for 15 minutes any of spices mentioned above. Add honey and the juice of a lemon. A tablespoon of Vinegar may also be added. Drink this tea while it is warm and as much desired (lots of water is also helpful). All of these ingredients have considerable expectorant effects! 

Another remedy for cough is to improvise a humidifier at home by heating up some water. Infuse the warm water with any of these herbs. Inhale the vapors from the water as depicted in this picture:Use a towel to trap and make the most out of the vapors. NOTE: Extreme caution should be used. Vapors may burn your face if too close or too hot. This treatment simulates a typical, conventional nebulization treatment. The vapors help ease the mucus making it easier, for the body to clear the passages. 

An alternative to home remedies continuing the natural path is a supplement called Calabash Plus (Totumo). It can be purchased This is the link to the product: http://www.healthandnatureshop.c... 

Written by
Clara E. Castaneda


I am not a physician or a licensed medical professional; and I do not intend to replace the virtues and skills of those whom have spent a considerable amount of time studying the science of medicine and the art of healing. This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician!

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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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