Archive Year 2013 month 2

How Do I Take Cell Salts?

2/26/2013 4:00 AM

If you're considering buying cell salts or you bought them and are asking yourself, "now what?" hopefully this information will steer you in the right direction!

Tablets vs. Liquid:

Cell salts are minerals combined within a matrix of lactose (milk sugar). The lactose content is relatively small and for most people with lactose intolerance, it would take ingesting 25 to 30 tablets at a time to cause a flare up. However, if you want to avoid the lactose, you’re in luck…you can use the liquid form of cell salts. It’s the same cell salts but in an alcohol solution with no lactose. The alcohol acts as a preservative and creates the solution necessary to keep the cell salt in liquid form.

The medicine is infused throughout the tablet and is quick dissolving and very digestible. Cell salts are safe to use with other supplements or medications as there are no known'

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What Are Cell Salts???

2/22/2013 4:01 AM

What are Cell Salts??? Great question!

Today marks the beginning of a series of blogs about cell salts. My hope is you learn enough about cell salts to make informed decisions if you decide to use them. Enjoy learning more about this interesting topic!

Cell salts are made from the twelve minerals essential to your body's functions. They include forms of calcium, potassium, magnesium, sodium, iron, and silica which work at the cellular level. There are 12 individual cell salts and each is geared toward healing specific emotional and physical symptoms and ailments. There is also a combination of 12 cell salts available which is called

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Plants are getting serious attention as the source of effective therapies for depression and may help to alleviate problems of anxiety, stress, agitation and sleeplessness that accompany low moods. 

Promising remedies for mood disorders:

St. John’s wort: 

Generally used for anxiety, mild to moderate depression, and seasonal affective disorder, St. John’s wort is an affordable antidepressant that some research suggests is as effective as selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in treating mild to moderate clinical depression (5).  Most studies are short-term use of St. John’s wort (2).  Side effects, which are mild, include dizziness, headache, dry mouth, confusion and nausea.  Dosages range from 900 to 1,800 mg per day.  Caution:  St. John’s wort interacts with SSRI’s,

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I live in the great Northwest, and as beautiful as it is, it also comes with fairly long, chilly winters meaning less frequent sun exposure to my skin. Considering the majority of my pregnancy has taken place through these winter months, I have made a conscious effort to get enough Vitamin D. Also known as the "Sunshine Vitamin,” your body converts sunlight into vitamin D after it hits unprotected skin. 

Why is Vitamin D Important During Pregnancy?

Because vitamin D supports normal fetal growth during pregnancy, including bone, neurologic, and immune system development. Other research suggests if a woman has low vitamin D levels during pregnancy, her baby may have an increased risk of getting eczema through the first year of life (1). A relationship between vitamin D"

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There’s nothing worse than lying down in your cozy bed anticipating some much needed shut-eye after a busy day, and low and behold you’re up for hours, tossing and turning. Grrrrr! It’s one thing for this to happen every now and again, but what if this happens to you night after night? 

Not getting enough sleep is a huge problem. Do not fret. Here are some suggestions to consider. I urge you to investigate each one to see what might be right for you. 

#1: Calms Forte

For sleeplessness, take 1 to 3 tablets with water ½ - 1 hour before sleeping. Do not drink or eat anything fifteen minutes before and after taking the tablets. Calms Forte temporarily relieves the symptoms of simple nervous tension and sleeplessness. Hylands

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Probiotics During Pregnancy

2/8/2013 4:01 AM

There are a handful of nutrients a woman doesn't want to miss out on while pregnant, which I've talked about in other blogs: a prenatal supplement, vitamin D, calcium, the essential fat DHA, and probiotics.                                         

Here’s How

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Cleanse, cleanse, cleanse—there are so many different takes on cleanses.  What gives? 

A cleanse can actually take many forms.  Simply cutting out sugar, processed food, and junk food, all associated with inflammation, can constitute a cleanse.  For some, ditching alcohol can be a cleanse and for others, removing caffeine can be a cleanse.  You may find extreme anti-inflammatory benefits by getting rid of common allergens, such as wheat, dairy, eggs, and corn, because those create tremendous inflammation. There are also a variety of botanicals that can aid the body in detoxification. For example, the herb milk thistle can help your body’s detox organ, the liver, function better.

Whether you’re juice fasting, lightening the sugar or

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