Cleansing and Detoxing Your System is Important!

December 18th, 2005

Why do we need to detoxify and cleanse our bodies?

21st Century life brings with it stress, environmental pollution, unhealthy diets and fast foods. Illnesses like cancer, heart disease, arthritis and other lifestyle conditions are becoming more frequent.

Despite plentiful food supplies and excellent medical facilities, many people in the Western world do not really know what it is like to feel truly healthy, full of energy and bounce.

Modern farming methods are often more geared to producing food which is ‘bigger and better’ - rather than food which is healthy and life sustaining.

Even so-called ‘healthy food’ is full of artificial hormones, insecticides and other chemicals, which destroy the Vitamins and essential nutrition of the food we eat.

Research has shown that environmental pollution enters the blood stream via food, water supply and the atmosphere and causes levels of toxins to build up in the body. These toxins affect body functioning, especially the functioning of the liver.

The liver is the second largest organ in the body and is often seen as the most important one. In traditional Chinese medicine, for example, a healthy liver is seen as the most critical element in the body’s ability to fight disease and function optimally.

Amongst other important functions, the liver is responsible for eliminating and detoxifying the poisons that enter our blood stream. It also produces bile which is essential in the breakdown of fats and is the organ which stores Vitamin A, D, E and K.

Environmental pollution, fast foods, drugs, alcohol and sedentary lifestyles all contribute to sluggish and diseased livers.

The result? Depressed immune systems, constant fatigue, obesity, sluggish livers and digestive systems, allergies, respiratory ailments, unhealthy skin and many other health problems.

Detox Drops - cleanse your body, naturally

Now you can give your body the boost it needs with Native Remedies Detox Drops. Detox Drops are especially formulated to cleanse and detoxify the system, rejuvenate liver functioning, eliminate bloating and kick-start your body back to life!

Detox Drops can also assist with weight loss by improving the body’s ability to break down and eliminate fat.

Combining the powerful detoxifying effects of Western Herbal Medicine and African herbalism, Detox Drops can help you to feel healthy, more energetic and full of life.

Use Detox Drops to:

  • Assist in the elimination of toxins in the body
  • Improve liver functioning
  • Stimulate bile production and the breakdown of dietary fat
  • Boost the effectiveness of Weight Management Programs
  • Increase energy and stamina
  • Reduce feelings of fatigue and listlessness
  • Improve skin condition
  • Improve the body’s ability to fight disease by facilitating immune functioning.

How have Detox Drops helped others:

“I have been struggling with fatigue for many years. Every day I woke up feeling like I couldn’t face the demands of the day - you know that feeling of “Oh No!” you get when you wake up? After taking Detox Drops for only three days, I started to feel more alive and my energy levels increased every day. Also my headaches disappeared and I have less hayfever than before. Detox Drops are great!”- Carla, 43 years old.

“I have always had bad headaches and have been to doctors, chiropractors, - you name it! Some helped but the headaches always came back. Michele has helped me to see that I am poisoning myself with what I eat and that the pain tablets have been causing me to have more headaches. The Detox Drops have really helped. I haven’t had a headache for weeks.” - Winston, 35 years old.

“I live on junk food and I love it! I know I should eat healthy but it is difficult with my lifestyle. Detox Drops help when my body starts protesting too loudly!” - Anita, 25 years old.

“I take Detox Drops before and after a good party - I mean you are only young once! We all know the effect alcohol has on the liver and how you feel the next day, so I start taking them the day before and carry on for a day or two. I hardly ever have a hangover like I used to, thank goodness!” - Andy, 31 years old.

“The cleansing I experienced while using the Detox Drops was extremely beneficial. I had much better digestive functioning A.D.H.D.an overall feeling of inner cleanliness. Thank you for formulating an easy to take, natural, and effective product to help purify the body.” - Audrey, VT, USA

Detox Drops contain the following herbs:

Taraxacum officinalis (Dandelion): Dandelion contains bitter principles which have a beneficial effect on the liver and digestive system. Dandelion is also a rich source of Vitamins and Minerals, including Vitamin A, D, C, various B Vitamins, iron, lecithin, silicon, potassium, magnesium, zinc and manganese. It enhances liver and gall bladder functioning and may decrease high blood pressure due to its diuretic properties.

Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel): fennel has been used since ancient times as an Appetite Suppressant and was traditionally used to prevent ‘growling stomachs’ during church services. Apart from its diuretic properties, Fennel also promotes the functioning of the liver, kidneys and spleen and is useful for acidic stomachs.

Pelargonium reniforme : is a medicinal plant known to generations of Khoi/San descendants and Xhosa traditional healers for its health-giving properties. Also known as ‘Umckaloabo’, it is traditionally used for a range of therapeutic functions and is well known for its beneficial effect on liver functioning and as a digestive tonic. This species of pelargonium is indigenous to the Eastern Cape of South Africa and grows wild, sending out long bulbous roots deep into the ground. The medicinally active ingredients are found in the bitter tasting root of the plant.

Caution: Fennel and Dandelion should not be used in conjunction with any other diuretic medication such as Lasix or hydro-chlorothiazide. Not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use with caution if suffering from gallstones or estrogen-dependent cancer.

How do I use Detox Drops?

Dosage: Take 15 drops in appr. 1/4 glass water three times daily for 6 weeks. Follow up with a 5 day course every three months or whenever your system feels sluggish and rundown.

Tip: Use Detox Drops along with EcoSlim for maximum weightloss benefits.

Tip: Detox Drops may be effectively combined with ImmunityPlus to improve liver and immune system functioning.

How long until I see results?

Within a few hours there will be increased urination as the kidneys begin to flush toxins out of the body.

Thereafter, you will feel a little more energetic every day.

Day by day, symptoms like fatigue, lethargy, headaches, painful joints, acne, sinus, allergies, etc will decrease and energy levels and a feeling of well-being will increase.

How long will a bottle last?

One bottle of Detox Drops will last 25-30 days.

Breathing, Oxygen and Yoga

December 18th, 2005

There are a growing number of people drawn to the health benefits of Yoga. For good reasons. The deep breathing exercises taught in some schools of Yoga cater to the healthy living of every cell in our bodies.

Many people don’t realize that every cell in our bodies requires oxygen on a continual basis in order to have active metabolism. The cells of all glands and organs require active metabolism in order for those glands and organs to be functional and productive, and we cannot maintain a state of good health for long without their function.

Once we understand this basic principle we can look at our modern sedentary lifestyle and see that it is not the most conducive to health. Coming from nature where all the creatures are moving the majority of the time - we also were designed with motion in mind.

When we do move two things spontaneously occur: first, the activity engages muscles which produce carbon dioxide through their metabolism; this triggers deeper breathing in order to eliminate the carbon dioxide and to acquire more oxygen for continued muscular activity.

Second: the activity stimulates better circulation in both the cardiovascular and lymphatic systems, so that both oxygen and other nutrients can be distributed throughout the body.

The lack of activity that usually comes with a desk job, or sitting at a computer all day, is really not to our benefit. Not only does our circulation become more sluggish and our breathing very shallow but all the brain activity also requires fair amounts of oxygen, and this type of activity does not stimulate sufficient deeper breathing nor better circulation. Consequently we fall into oxygen depletion.

The result is known as the oxidative stress, produced at a cellular level by cells in a panic because they are suffocating, and communicated up to the brain as stressful anxiety. Both this stress level and the oxygen deficit are damaging to the entire body.

When these conditions remain for long periods of time they lead to a degeneration of our internal organs and subsequent malfunctions.

How many people accept that they have stressful jobs? Yet this situation could easily be alleviated by breathing breaks and exercise breaks instead of coffee breaks, or even as well as coffee breaks. Looking into the health statistics of our modern society we can see rising numbers of a variety of immune deficient and degenerative diseases. Should we continue to go this route or would it be better to start applying some simple solutions now?

The science of Yoga has many practical methods of reversing the trend. It does not require amazing flexibility nor acrobatic feats to promote a better state of health. Simple movement and deeper breathing would suffice and these can be done right in the office.

Breathing can be practiced sitting in an office chair for example, so why not change the direction of our health trends. Deep breathing does not require a huge amount of effort, and oxygen is still free, not even taxable.

About the Author

David Goulet has been a certified international Yoga teacher since 1972. David and his wife Marina offer Yoga Teacher Training in Victoria British Columbia and beautiful beach island of Koh Phangan in South Thailand. Visit his website here.

Indian Summer Perfume

December 18th, 2005

1 drop Lavender Essential Oil 3 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil 2 Black Currant buds 4 drops Geranium Essential Oil 3 drops Rose Essential Oil 2 drops Nutmeg Essential Oil 3 drops Rosewood Essential Oil 3 drops Vanilla Essential Oil 2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil

The sunny mood of a quiet day is captured in this sensuous blend of flowers, wood and Spices. Add the oils to 1/8 of an ounce of jojoba oil for an oil-based perfume; add oils to 1/2 ounce of ethyl alcohol for a lighter alcohol-based fragrance. Shake well each time before using to disperse oils

Aging Skin Fighter

December 18th, 2005

2 teaspoons plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon honey 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 3 capsules vitamin E (equivalent of 300 units)

Combine yogurt, honey and lemon juice. Prick open the vitamin E capsules and fold contents into the mix. Leave on skin for 15 minutes.

Safety Precautions When Working With Essential Oils

December 18th, 2005

Since essentail oils are 100 times more potent than their plant sources, care must be taken in how and when they are used.

*Do not ingest oils by mouth *Keep out of eyes *Many Essential Oils cannot be applied directly to the skin *Research any Essential Oil in reference books, for specific precautions, warnings, etc.

As with any natural substance, the possibility exists for allergy… start with very small amounts and watch for reactions, then increase dosage, within the given guidelines

Pregnancy

The following oils should be avoided during pregnancy: basil, birch, cedar, clove bud, clary sage, cypress, fennel, jasmine, juniper marjoram, peppermint, rosemary, sage, thyme

Skin Irritants

These oils may irritate the skin, and should be diluted in a Carrier Oil before applying to the skin or used in a bath : basil, cinnamon, clove bud, fennel, Siberian fir, lemon, lemongrass, melissa, peppermint, thyme, tea tree, verbena

Photosensetivity

These oils can cause skin sensitivity in the presence of ultraviolet light and should NOT be used beofre exposure to direct sunlight: angelica, bergamot, mandarin, lemon, lime, petitgrain, St. John’s Wort, verbena

High Blood Pressure

The following oils should not be used by anyone with high blood pressure:hyssop, rosemary, sage, thyme Skin Allergies

Skin Conditions

If one is suffering from dermatitis or other allergic skin conditions then these oils should be avoided: benzoin, rose geranium, jasmine, pine, ylang ylang

Toxic oils

These oils should be avoided: bitter almond, mugwort, mustard, pennyroyal, rue, sassafrass, southernwood, tansy, wintergreen

Headache Inhalant

December 18th, 2005

1 d. rose oil 1 d. basil oil 1 d. orange oil 1 d. rosemary oil

Mix together in palm of hand. Rub hands together briskly and cup over nose and mouth. Inhale deeply through nose 3 times. Wipe off excess oils on a tissue or cotton pad and place in baggie for use throughout the day.

Do NOT get into eyes. If you get Essential Oils into eyes, flush with a vegetable oil, NOT with water!

Children’s Calming Tea

December 18th, 2005

1/2 part oatstraw 1/2 part comfrey leaf 1/2 part catnip 1/2 part passion flower 1 part licorice 1 part slippery elm 1 part rose petals 2 parts chamomile 2 parts spearmint or peppermint

Simmer for 10 minutes, cover and let sit for 10 mins. Strain and give 1/3rd every 4-6 hours as needed.

What Is Stress? What Are Its Effects?

December 18th, 2005

Stress can be defined as a response of the body to demands placed on it and can be either positive or negative.

Some stress is necessary for optimal functioning. It’s what enables us to give interesting presentations, makes sporting events fun to watch, serves as a protection in dangerous situations, and motivation and energy in challenging ones. People perceive demands differently and what can be motivating for one may be distressing to another.

When the body faces a stressful event, your central nervous system gets ready for action. Certain areas of your brain activate hormones which in turn activate adrenalin. All of this happens within a matter of seconds – you know it’s kicked in when you feel your heart beating faster and your face flush. In the meantime, seventeen other hormones are being released, sending the body into a hyperactive state.

Sugars stored in the liver are released providing quick energy. Your red blood cells release more oxygen, your stomach goes into hibernation allowing more blood to reach your brain and muscles in preparation for flight. Your intestines are affected – either constricting or – yikes, relaxing! If allowed, your body will finally relax after the threat passes.

The problems lie when we are in a chronic state of arousal whether through repeated acute episodes of stress or prolonged chronic states such as through poverty, unemployment, grief and other long term situations.

In episodic acute and chronic stress, your body hasn’t had a chance to turn off the switch and recent research has confirmed negative health effects ranging from cardiac damage, increased susceptibility to viruses, increased headaches, insomnia, GERD, skin problems, stroke and other health issues.

How Do You Respond to Stress?

When experiencing stress, you may be affected totally, not only in your body but also in your emotional reactions, your personal thoughts, and your relations with others.

The following list of stress symptoms contains the most typical reactions to stress. It can also help you begin focusing on ways to manage stress.

Physical

Headaches, Fatigue, Insomnia, Weight change, Colds, Digestive upsets, Accident prone, Teeth grinding, Restlessness, Alcohol, drug, or tobacco use, Shoulders tighten up or ache, Pounding heart rate.

Mental

Forgetfulness, Dull senses, Poor concentration, Low productivity, Negative attitude, Confusion, Lethargy, No new ideas, Boredom.

Emotional

Anxiety, The “blues”, Mood swings, Bad temper, Crying spells, Irritability, Depression, Nervous laugh, Worrying, Easily discouraged.

Social

Isolation, Resentment, Loneliness, Lashing out, Clamming up, Lowered sex drive, Nagging, Fewer contacts with friends.

Look over the symptoms you’ve experienced and circle those that occur frequently or regularly.

Study your list. Which symptoms cause you the most concern? Are you aware when they are happening to you? Can you stop them from happening? Do you see a pattern in your symptoms? Are they mostly physical? Do they usually involve other people? This might give you a clue in directing your stress management program.

About the author

Cathy Gariety is a Registered Nurse and CEO of Gariety Group Consulting - a firm specializing in stress management providing services to individuals, corporate and healthcare facilities. She is also Editor of their Stress Buster newsletter. Email stresscoach@getresponse.com for a complimentary Mini Stress Management E-Course delivered to your email address once per week for four weeks.



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