Backache Essential Oil Blend

February 12th, 2006

1 part Valerian root 1/2 part sassafras root bark 1/2 part Sage leaf 1/2 part Chamomile 1/4 part Ginger root 5 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil 5 drops Camphor Essential Oil 5 drops Wintergreen Essential Oil Optional 1 drop each of Ginger, Chamomile and Clary Sage Essential Oils.

Cover the Herbs with olive or Sunflower oil and heat at a low temperature for several hours. (See my Directions for making salves for complete details on making herbal oils. ) Strain and add the Essential Oils. Apply the oil generously to your sore back and aching muscles.

Another fun thing to do is to gather as many of the Herbs fresh from your garden that are available and throw them in the pot.

Herbal Ice Tea

February 12th, 2006

Simply boil water and pour into a crack-proof pitcher. Add a handful or so of the tea blend and allow to steep in the refrigerator for about two hours (longer if desired).

Strain off the tea material and pour into another pitcher. Sweeten with honey and add lemon slices if you like. Serve over a tall glass of ice with a sprig of mint for the garnish.

Cool, refreshing and healthy!

Dealing With Halitosis (Bad Breath)

February 12th, 2006

While Bad Breath or Halitosis may sometimes be caused by poor oral hygiene, there may also be other underlying causes which contribute to Bad Breath and are often difficult to treat, despite all efforts to follow a healthy mouth and teeth cleaning routine.

This can cause great distress and even result in problems with relationships and difficulties in the workplace.

What causes Halitosis or Bad Breath?

There are a number of causes of Bad Breath, including:

  • Poor oral hygiene
  • Gum Disease (e.g. gum boils, abscesses, spongy gums, gingivitis)
  • Multiplication of odor-causing bacteria in the mouth and digestive tract
  • Candidiasis
  • Chronic sinus infection
  • Certain medications (especially those that cause dry mouth as a side effect)
  • Smoking
  • Some foods can cause Bad Breath (Garlic, onions, anchovies, high protein diet)
  • Poor digestion and Sluggish Liver
  • Constipation

How do I know if I have Bad Breath?

Sometimes Bad Breath is noticed by an unpleasant or bitter taste in your mouth.

You can also check the smell of your saliva by licking the skin on your inner wrist and then smelling it. If it has an offensive odor, then the chances are that your breath is not as sweet as you would like it to be!

However, it is also possible to suffer from Bad Breath without being aware of it. If you notice that people tend to step away from you when you speak, turn their heads or cover their mouths, then Bad Breath may be a problem.

The best way to find out is to ask someone who you can trust to tell you the truth.

What is HaliTonic?

HaliTonic is not just another product to freshen breath!

It is a unique combination of biochemic tissue salts and selected medicinal Herbs which are effective in cleansing the system of all bacterial or putrefactive conditions.

Acting as a system Cleanser and detoxifier and promoter of healthy Liver Functioning, regular use of HaliTonic can help to prevent Bad Breath by treating the underlying causes and will also assist with other body odor problems such as foul smelling feet, stools, Gassy Bowels, underarm odor, etc.

Use HaliTonic along with a regular oral hygiene program and say goodbye to Bad Breath permanently!

Use HaliTonic to:

  • Cleanse toxins and bacteria from the mouth and digestive tract
  • Treat the underlying causes of Halitosis and Bad Breath
  • Improve Bad Breath and unpleasant tastes in the mouth
  • Assist with the treatment of Gum Disease (not a substitute for dental care)
  • Improve all putrefactive conditions in the body - e.g. Halitosis, Gassy Bowels, foul smelling stools and mucous infections

What are the ingredients of HaliTonic?

Native Remedies HaliTonic Contains:

Kalium Phosphate (Kali. Phos.) 6C is a biochemic tissue salt which is a constituent of all fluids in the body. Kali. Phos. has an antiseptic action and helps to reduce or stop decay of body tissue. It is well known as a Cleanser of any putrefactive conditions such as Halitosis (Bad Breath), foul smelling flatulence and stools. This is also an excellent Nerve Tonic and natural tranquilizer.

Silicon Dioxide (Silica) 6C: is also known as the ‘homeopathic surgeon’ due to its unique ability to cleanse the cells of toxins and rid the body of bad odors. Silica is naturally occurring in the body, especially hair, nails, skin, nerve sheaths and all mucous membranes, including the mouth and digestive tract. This biochemic tissue salt is also frequently prescribed for Gum Disease (including gum boils and mouth abscess), mouth ulcers and chronic mucous infections (e.g. sinus infections). Silica acts as a natural Cleanser and purifier and will also eliminate all foreign matter in the body. For this reason Silica should not be used by people with any type of prosthesis, breast implants, pace makers, metal plates, pins or artificial tubes in the body.

Foeniculum vulgare (Sweet Fennel) has been used for many centuries as a Diuretic, anti-spasmodic and calmative herb. It contains an Aniseed-flavored Essential Oil containing mostly anethole, as well as fenchone, both of which are thought to account for its anti-spasmodic and Diuretic properties. Fennel is an excellent digestive tonic, which also helps to relieve gas. Fennel seeds have been long used as an aid to sweeten the breath.

Carduus marianus (Milk Thistle) is regarded as one of the most important herbal liver tonics and restoratives and helps to restore healthy Liver Functioning, bile production and digestion, thereby helping as a eliminator of toxins in the body and the digestive tract. Medical use of Milk Thistle may be traced back more than 2000 years. Milk Thistle has been subject to many clinical trials which clearly demonstrate its effectiveness.

Lactose: HaliTonic is presented in small lactose tablets. The amount of lactose used is very small and is generally well tolerated even by people who are lactose intolerant.

(HaliTonic contains no gluten, artificial flavors, colors or preservatives)

How do I use HaliTonic?

Dosage: Slowly dissolve 2 tablets under your tongue in a clean mouth 2 - 4 times daily.

Note: May be used with Detox Drops or Candidate (Natural Candida treatment).

Note: HaliTonic tablets are safe for all ages and during breastfeeding; however safety during Pregnancy has not yet been established.

How long does one bottle last?

Depending on frequency of use, one bottle of HaliTonic lasts for approximately a month.

A 90-120 day supply of 3 bottles is offered at a discount

How long before I see results?

With regular use of HaliTonic, improvement should be noted within 3 - 5 weeks - although some people respond sooner.

How has HaliTonic helped others?

“I am so grateful to you that I decided to write to you with a testimonial for HaliTonic which has been the best thing that has happened to me! I had a problem with Bad Breath for so many years and spent a fortune on things like mouth washes and other junk that was all supposed to work. I was hardly ever without a mint in my mouth. Without HaliTonic I’m sure that this would have continued for ever as believe me, I have tried everything! In less than a week I noticed that the unpleasant taste in my mouth was going and even my mother said that my breath was much better. I cant believe that my problem has been solved after all this expense and time and simply cannot thank you enough!” - Cecilia

“I can recommend HaliTonic to anyone who has suffered from Halitosis. This product has really worked for me.” - Denzil J

“Not only has your remedy cleared my Bad Breath, but also my smelly feet and other unmentionables. Some people may think it is funny, but it was not funny for me and caused me to have no friends and to stay far away from people. It didn’t matter how much I kept myself clean - nothing helped and who wants to be near a person who smells? Thank you for helping me and recommending this product” - H. M.

What else can help?

  • Brush your teeth after every meal and before you go to bed
  • Don’t smoke!
  • Gargle with a Peppermint and Fennel flavored mouth wash.
  • Chewing raw Celery sticks helps to freshen breath
  • Make sure that your toothbrush is kept clean and sterilized
  • Dry mouth is a frequent cause of Bad Breath. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day
  • Do not go on starvation diets. Regular chewing and swallowing helps with saliva production and can help to prevent dry mouth
  • Use Detox Drops to cleanse your system
  • Take a course of Candidate if you suspect that you have Candida overgrowth (Candidiasis). Symptoms include fatigue, frequent Yeast Infections, Digestive Disorders, excessive gas and odor problems.
  • Clearing underlying and chronic sinus infections can help to prevent Bad Breath

Pain Reliever Salve

February 11th, 2006

Mix together 1 ounce of chickweed (reduces inflammation and AIDS in healing), 1 ounce of wormwood (a great pain reliever), and 1 ounce of Yarrow (an Anti-Bacterial agent that also helps to relieve pain).

Add the mixed Herbs to 2 pints of Olive Oil and simmer 3 hours. Strain and add 3 ounces of beeswax and 1 Tsp of tincture of benzion.

Test for consistency before pouring into wide mouth containers.

Bergamot Nausea Tea

February 11th, 2006

Bergamot is a rich source of thymol, an aromatic antiseptic. Helps Nausea, Vomiting and upset stomach.

Infuse 1 teaspoon dried Bergamot in one cup of boiling water. Steep for 15 minutes.

Strain and add honey to taste.

Rose Face Oil

February 11th, 2006

Here’s How:

  1. Add Rose hip seed oil to a clean, sanitized colored glass bottle.
  2. Add 5 drops of Rosewood oil.
  3. Add 3 drops of Rose Geranium oil.
  4. Add 2 drops of Sandalwood oil.
  5. Apply by small amounts to face and neck after washing and toning.

Tips:

  1. Frankincense or Myrrh oils are great substitutes for the Sandalwood.
  2. I have blended the Rose hip seed oil with Jojoba, my personal preference is to use the Rose hip seed oil alone as the base. It is pricer, but worth it.

What You Need:

Combat Eczema Naturally

February 11th, 2006

One in ten people are affected by the common inflammatory skin disease, Eczema. Other skin diseases have similar symptoms to Eczema, so it is wise to have a proper diagnosis from your doctor. Eczema commonly affects the hands, behind the knees and the elbows but it can also be found almost anywhere on the body. Eczema is extremely itchy and typical symptoms are thickening, scaly patches of skin that become red and fissured. Sometimes tiny Blisters appear called vesicles that rapture, weep and eventually crust over.

There many different types of Eczema which are Allergic (contact dermatitis), asteatotic (affects the legs, manly in the elderly), atopic (affects the face, neck, elbows and knees), discoid (round lesions that affect the trunk and leg), lichen simplex (caused by irritation of the skin), photoallergic (caused by sunlight on sensitive skin), pompholyx (affects the fingers, hands and soles of the feet), seborrhoeic (affects the face and scalp) and statis (affects the lower leg).

Eczema has been linked to food Allergies, so it would be wise to consult a nutritional therapist to discover which foods trigger the Eczema. Typical trigger foods for Eczema are diary products, wheat, soya, nuts and eggs also other chemicals additives in foods such as histamine, salicylates, benzoates and aromatic compounds found in Spices can trigger Eczema symptoms. In studies, when heavy coffee drinkers stopped drinking coffee their Eczema symptoms improved, so coffee may well be another food Allergy for Eczema sufferers. Avoiding irritants such as hot water and Soap can also be beneficial to Eczema sufferers. Following a vegan type diet with plenty of seeds, leafy green vegetables, whole grains would be beneficial to the Eczema sufferer.

The following supplements may help if you are suffering from Eczema.

Aloe Vera gel Borage oil Evening Primrose oil Fish Oil Multivitamins and multiminerals Probiotics St John’s Wort Vitamin C Vitamin E

About the author:

Stewart Hare C.H.Ed Dip NutTh - Advice for a healthier natural life

http://www.newbeingnutrition.com

Making Bath and Massage Oils

February 8th, 2006

Bath and massage oils are made by adding Essential Oils to vegetable Carrier Oil bases. The ratio is one teaspoon of Essential Oil to 4 ounces of Carrier Oil. Use amber or cobalt blue glass for your oils and keep out of direct light. Do not store in plastic bottles. It is best not to store in the bathroom because of the heat during showers.

Bath Oils

Using Essential Oils in the bath is one of the nicest ways to enjoy their therapeutic benefits. Adding them to a Carrier Oil help to disperse the Essential Oils throughout the water and onto to your body. Lighter oils disperse more readily in the water. To use bath oils, draw your bath first, close the door and then add about two teaspoons of bath oil to your water.

Heavier oils lie on the top of the bath water and will cling to your skin when leaving the bath.

Light oils suitable for bath oils that readily disperse include Sunflower oil and Grapeseed oil.

Sunflower oil contains Vitamins A, B, D and E, (the principal one) and is high in unsaturated Fatty Acids. Grapeseed Oil contains a high percentage of linoleic acid and some vitamin E.

Massage Oil

Massage oils can be made from many different vegetable Carrier Oils. Choose the oil based on what you want the oil to do. Use a lighter oil if you want the oil to be absorbed readily into the skin. Use a heavier oil if you want the oil to stay on the top of the skin. You can also choose the oil by what part of the body you are working on, for example Kukui nut oil would be a perfect choice for the face and neck. A heavier oil such as sweet almond might be the choice for a foot massage for very dry feet.

Vegetable Carrier Oils:

Sweet Almond Oil The large molecules in this oil make it a heavier oil best suited for heavy massage or for a very moisturizing cream or salve. Sweet Almond Oil contains Vitamins A, B1, B2 and B6 and a small amount of E. Protects and nourishes the skin.

Apricot Kernel Oil Medium-light weight oil suitable for massage. Use in cream and Lotion recipes. Good for all skins, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed and dry. Contains minerals and Vitamins.

Avocado Oil Medium-heavy weight oil suitable for massage. Use up to one-fourth to a cream or salve base. Contains Vitamins A, B, and D and is rich in lecithin. Penetrates the upper layers of the skin. Has beneficial effect on Dry Skin and Wrinkles.

Grapeseed Oil Light weight oil suitable for light massage and is water-dispersible in the bath. Contains Vitamins, minerals and protein. Good all around oil. Grapeseed oil is not suitable for creams or Lotions.

Hazelnut Oil Medium weight oil suitable for light massage. Perfect for Base Oil for creams. Hazelnut oil is said to penetrate the top layer of the skin slightly, being beneficial for oily or combinations skins and effective on Acne. It is stimulating to the circulation and also has astringent properties. Contains oleic acid and a small proportion of linoleic acid.

Jojoba, Refined Colorless Jojoba is not an oil, but a liquid wax; excellent choice for many aromatherapy uses. Most often used as the Carrier Oil of choice to use with Essential Oils. A must in all your cream and Lotion recipes. It is very stable, having extremely good keeping qualities. Useful oil in cases of Acne.

Jojoba, Golden Organic Choose this Jojoba for heavier creams, Soap making and when you want extra moisturizing. Less refined, it retains more Vitamins and minerals than the refined. Not quite as stable. Jojoba contains myristic acid, which has Anti-Inflammatory properties.

Kukui Nut Oil Light to medium weight oil. New on the scene, this oil is wonderful for mature, Aging Skin. Has a slight odor, which can be overcome by adding Essential Oils. Not offensive. Kukui nut oil is readily absorbed into the skin and leaves the skin soft and very moisturized. An excellent oil to add to your cream and Lotion formulas.

Macadamia Nut Oil Medium weight oil suitable for massage. It is highly emollient and a good addition to your cream formulas. Very nice “feel” to the oil when applied to the skin.

Olive Oil Heavy weight oil suitable for massage. Wonderful for salves, Olive Oil is emollient, soothing to inflamed skin. Use regular, not extra virgin, unless the odor is not objectionable.

Sunflower Nut Oil Very light weight oil - perfect choice for bath oils. Also excellent in Lotions, as this oil is most readily absorbed into the skin. Not suitable for massage due to absorption rate.

Essential Oil Blends for the Bath and Massage

Lavender Lavender is calming as well as uplifting and can be safely used with children. It’s sweet floral-herbaceous scent and balsamic-woody undertone may help to unwind at the end of a stressful day.

Lavender/Rose Geranium Two parts Lavender to one part Rose Geranium. This recipe is meant to help calm your mind and lift your spirits. Rose Geranium has a rosy sweet scent and may be anti depressant and uplifting.

Eucalyptus Blend Four parts Eucalyptus 70/75 and one part Tangerine Essential Oils. Will help relieve Cold Symptoms, especially in the bath. Add to a Carrier Oil/oils for muscular Aches and Pains. Warming to the skin. Fragrance is fresh and pungent.

Morning Energizer Two parts lemon, one part Rosemary, two parts Tangerine. Energize with this refreshing blend. A wonderful morning wake-up and summertime refresher.

Psychic Healing: Anti-Aging Techniques

February 8th, 2006

I have talked to many people over the years about how they feel about aging and related issues. Every single person eventually came to a similar conclusion. They didn’t mind getting older, so much, they just didn’t want to look and feel old!

Psychic healing techniques have made some wonderful strides in the last ten years or so, particularly in the area of aging, and while I cannot offer anyone immortality yet, these techniques can help almost everyone look and feel younger.

Receiving healing treatments from a professional can be of great benefit to you in your anti-aging efforts, but a consistent personal practice is needed too. As with most forms of healing, the real changes have to come from within the individual.

If you are unfamiliar with psychic field work, the type of technique we are discussing, here are some basic keys to help you get started.

*Think conceptually! This just means that you Focus on the raw idea of what you want to happen or perceive. It is different, and more effective than simple visualization. It can also be a little tricky at first. While it is a skill worth learning, rest assured that you will be having good effects if you visualize things as well. While tests have show that the top performers in all psychic fields describe themselves as utilizing conceptual thinking, it is not the only way to get results. Practice as often as you can and it will become easier to think this way.

*Take your time! Many people don’t realize that the longer they Focus clearly on a concept, the stronger the field of effect will be. Spending ten minutes in a focused concentrated state gets you far better results than five minutes. Try to give yourself at least twenty minutes for each separate technique. Once you have a well developed field going, you can maintain it with only a few minutes work per day! It has to be strong enough to last from day to day first though, so don’t stint yourself by not putting in the time!

*Work from as deep a mental state as possible! Meditation and Bio-Feedback can help you to learn to use deeper states of mind. It is worth the time and effort to learn to reach these deep levels of mind, as far as psychic field work is concerned, the difference in effect is so great. The idea that the most useful psychic state is in the alpha or theta brainwave range was based on tests of largely untrained and inexperienced individuals. Often college students with no training or practice at all!

When Shaman and advanced workers with a great deal of experience have been tested, it has been found that they often drop into Delta and even Epsilon states. Delta has traditionally been associated only with deep sleep, until recently it was not known that a person could remain aware and conscious during this brainwave state at all. Epsilon state activity seems to be the new gold standard for psychic work. It took the advent of better machinery to determine that this level of though even took place. It is the new term for brainwave activity of one Hertz per second or less. Older e.e.g.’s stopped recording at 1 Hertz. Anything below that level was not even recorded.

*Influence active and energetic systems! Psychic field work uses fields of information to alter systems that contain energy already, evidence is building that almost all psychic activity takes place in this manner. In broad terms you change the programming of a process, rather than hit it with overwhelming force. Things that move, live and grow are all active systems and can be easily influenced. It is also possible to influence raw energies, such as heat or light.

Keep these points in mind while doing your daily anti-aging work, and your results will show great improvement. Don’t worry if your technique is not instantly perfect though, even beginners have worthwhile results when using these techniques. The very act of making the daily attempt will create some results, even if none of these methods are used.

Feel free to pick and chose amongst these techniques based on your personal needs. There is no current “best” formula. You might notice greater results by picking one or two techniques and using them for twenty minutes each day for a few weeks, then adding other techniques, while shortening the time spent on the first ones to a few minutes per day. Consistency of practice and making the effort are the important parts, so stick with it!

*Be your younger self! Remember the way your body and mind felt when you were younger? Once you do, hold that concept! If held clearly (as clearly as you can, without your mind drifting too much) for twenty minutes to an hour, you will build a psychic field that will actually begin to return you to that younger age! Just as it took some time to age it will take time to reverse the process, so give it a chance to work. You will most likely feel positive effects in a few days.

*Focus on clarity! Hold the concept of your mind feeling and being clearer! When done correctly this is a very circular idea. You Focus on clarity, your mind gets clearer, allowing you to Focus more clearly, making your mind even sharper! I often use a similar technique before doing any psychic or mental work. It can almost double the effect of your efforts!

*Feel healthy! It may seem counter intuitive at first, especially if you are currently ill, but if you can hold the idea of how it feels to be healthy, you can overcome pain and injury at a much faster rate. By “feeling healthy” I mean that you should hold the concept of your own health. This creates the conditions for simple re-patterning. Literally an alteration of your psychic field to the desired state.

*Increase your energy! Feel energy build in a small, but growing ball in the middle of your head. Let the ball of energetic feeling fill your brain and work down you spine into your body. Maintain this concept. You will soon have many times your previous vigor. Even a few minutes of this will give your entire body/mind a boost! It causes your body to speed up your metabolic rate and release needed neuro-transmitters. I have used this technique to replace caffeine and to help increase weight loss. It is simple, but it works.

*Let go of Stress and pain! Imagine a hollow tube running down the center of your body. Let this feeling of hollowness reach every part of your being. Within a few moments you will likely feel a relief from Stress and pain. Now hold on to this concept. With a good solid psychic field running you will feel pain and Stress less acutely and feel more comfortable as you go through life.

*Focus on joy! Most people just let their emotions happen to them and do not try to control or condition them. By feeling the idea of joy and holding it, you not only release the “happy chemicals” of your brain, beta endorphins, but condition yourself to be more likely to release them in the future. You can use this same basic technique to induce or control any feeling.

Remember a time when you felt really happy. Focus on that emotion and try to relive exactly how it felt. As it comes into being Concentrate on the sensations of the state and make them grow stronger.

There are more specific techniques that a practitioner might use to help a person in their anti-aging efforts, but these are the basics. With these techniques, if applied well and regularly, you can strip years off of the way you look and feel, increase your energy and return your body to a healthier state.

About the Author

Dale Power is a psychic healer, researcher and educator that has been focusing on ways to improve psychic functioning in humans for the last twenty years. Go to: http://healing.worldispnetwork.com to find out more about the work being done.

Natural ADD Supplements: What are the Best Natural Remedies for ADD?

February 7th, 2006

by Tess Thompson

The medical and behavioral side effects of ADD medications such as Ritalin and Adderall have many parents searching for natural alternatives for their children. While traditional medications can be effective, the risks are many, and reactions differ from child to child. As parents become disillusioned with prescription ADD medications or simply decide to try natural alternatives first, more and more are turning to natural ADD supplements. And as more natural medications are developed, more is known about the ingredients that are most effective in treating the symptoms of ADD.

Ginko Biloba is one of the best-known Natural Remedies for ADD. It helps to increase neurotransmitter levels and blood flow to the brain, which AIDS the brain’s ability to Focus. One of the most positive qualities of Ginko Biloba is the tendency of its effects to become permanent, which eventually renders continued use unnecessary. This quality is emblematic of many homeopathic ingredients.

Brahmi is an herb that is believed to have many positive effects on the brain, including an ability to increase overall Cognitive Function. It can help improve your child’s ability to learn, and recent research shows it might have an additional benefit of protecting the brain from free radicals.

Gotu Kola, otherwise known as Centella Asiatica, is an excellent child ADHD treatment (and ADD treatment) and can reduce reduce your child’s Anxiety level and augment his or her brain funtion. It also enhances Memory and has been shown in studies to improve blood flow to the brain and general circulation.

Skullcap is an Herbal Remedy for ADD that is used to treat common symptoms like Restlessness and agitation. It can also aid in combatting Insomnia.

St. John’s Wort is another natural supplement that should be taken long-term in order for its positive effects to become permanent. It should be used if your child is suffering from Depression, Insomnia, fear or Anxiety.

All of these ingredients can alleviate many of the symptoms of ADD, and there are a variety of Natural Remedies on the market that combine some of the listed ingredients to produce successful results. Natural Remedies are a predominantly safe and effective ADD treatment, and a popular alternative to prescription stimulants and other traditional ADD medications.

Abruptly stopping prescription medication can be harmful to your child, so if you decide to take this step, consult your doctor before changing your child’s routine. Just as with traditional medications, it can take time for your child to feel the effects of natural supplements, and each child can react slightly differently. Hopefully, you will find that Natural Remedies have a positive influence on your child, and on your life.



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