What Is Homeopathy?

April 26th, 2006

An introduction by Bernie Simon

Homeopathy is an alternative system of medicine that was founded in the early 19th century by a German physician, Dr. Hahnemann. It had its greatest popularity in the late 19th century here in the United States, when 15% of the doctors in this country were homeopaths. However, with the advent of modern medicine, Homeopathy began to look old and stodgy and its popularity took a nosedive. However, since 1980 Homeopathy has seen a resurgence of interest in the United States and the U.K.; homeopathic books can be found in many bookstores and homeopathic physicians in most towns and cities.

Classical Homeopathy rests on three principles: the law of similars, the single medicine, and the minimum dose. The law of similars states that a disease is cured by a medicine which creates symptoms similar to those the patient is experiencing in a healthy person. Hence an important part of the prescription of a Homeopathic Medicine is a lengthy interview to determine all the symptoms the patient is experiencing. The homeopathic physician then determines which medicine best matches the symptoms that the patient is experiencing and prescribes it.

The principle of the single remedy states that a single medicine should cover all the symptoms the patient is experiencing: mental, emotional, and physical. A classical homeopath would not prescribe one medicine for a headache and another for an upset stomach, he or she would find a single medicine that covered both symptoms. The principle of the minimum dose has two parts. First the homeopathic physician only prescribes a small number of doses of the Homeopathic Medicine and waits to see what effect the medicine has. Second, the medicine is given in an infinitesimal dose. Homeopaths have discovered that the effect of homeopathic medicines is strengthed upon successive dilutions as long as the medicine is violently shaken between each dilution. Medicines are typically used in very high dilutions such as 30C (1 part in 10^-60) or 200C (1 part in 10^-400).

It is the use of infinitesimal doses that is the most controversial aspect of Homeopathy and the reason why most conventional doctors claim it functions only as a placebo. However, a number of controlled studies have been performed which show the effectiveness of Homeopathic Medicine in treating a number of diseases.

The best summary of this research is a study published in the British Medical Journal. The authors of this study are not homeopaths but medical school professors asked by the Dutch government to review the existing research.

“Clinical trials of homoeopathy.”, Kleijnen, Jos; Knipschild, Paul; ter Riet, Gerben; British Medical Journal, Feb 9, 1991 v302 n6772 p516(8).

Meditation - A Path To Inner Peace

April 26th, 2006

Throughout history, Meditation has been an integral part of many cultures. Records indicate that Meditation was practiced in ancient Greece and India more than 5,000 years ago. In the Buddhist religion, Meditation is an important part of their spiritual practice. Different forms of Meditation are practiced in China and Japan, and Christianity, Judaism, and Islam have traditions similar to Meditation. The word Meditation comes from the Latin ‘meditari’ which means: Exercise, turn something over in one’s mind, think, consider. It is defined as “consciously directing your attention to alter your state of mind.”

Meditation is one of the proven alternative therapies that in recent years have been classified under the mind-body medicine therapies. It is continuing to gain popularity, as more and more health experts believe that there is more to the connection between mind and body than modern medicine can explain. Meditation has been shown to aid the Immune System and improve brain activity, according to researchers. More and more doctors are prescribing Meditation as a way to lower blood pressure, improve Exercise performance, for people with Angina, to help people with asthma to breathe easier, to relieve Insomnia, and generally Relax everyday stresses of life. Many hospitals now offer Meditation classes for their patients because of the health benefits. All promote physiological health and well-being.

Traditionally Meditation has been used for spiritual growth but more recently has become a valuable tool for managing Stress and finding a place of peace, Relaxation, and tranquility in a demanding fast-paced world. Benefits resulting from Meditation include: physical and emotional healing; easing Stress, fear, and grief; improved Breathing; developing intuition; deep Relaxation; exploring higher realities; finding inner guidance; unlocking creativity; manifesting change; emotional cleansing and balancing; and deepening concentration and insight.

Meditation elicits many descriptive terms: stillness, silence, tranquility, peace, quiet, and calm. All counter Stress and Tension. Lama Surya Das in his book Awakening The Buddha Within says, “Meditation is not just something to do; it’s a method of being and seeing – an unconditional way of living moment by moment.” In other words, learning to live in this moment because this moment is all we have. Henry Winkler is quoted as saying; “A human being’s first responsibility is to shake hands with himself.” Meditation is an opportunity to ‘shake hands with ourselves’ in a safe, simple way and to balance our emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

Meditation takes many forms in today’s society. All have one thing in common. They use concentration techniques to still the mind and stop thought. Various practices exist such as chanting (Mantra), focusing on energy centres in the body (Chakra Meditation), Breathing, mindfulness (Mahamudra), loving kindness, formal sitting (Vipassana), expressive practices (Siddha Yoga), and walking to name some of the styles. Try each style and see what works for you or you may want to alternate between the techniques from time to time. For the purposes of this article, I will discuss Mahamudra and walking Meditation.

Practical Steps To Begin Meditating

  1. Find a place where there are few external distractions. A place where you feel emotionally comfortable, safe, removed from pressure and Stress is the optimal location.

  2. Wear clothing that is loose and sit or lie in a comfortable position.

  3. Plan to Meditate in an area that is warm and comfortable. You might want to have a blanket or light covering as some people experience a feeling of coolness when they aren’t moving around for a period of time.

  4. Candles can be used to Focus attention on the task at hand. If you use them, remember to be cautious and extinguish them before leaving the room.

  5. Relaxation is a key component of Meditation. Take a few moments to bring about a state of Relaxation by taking a deep breath through your nose, expanding your lungs and diaphragm. Hold the breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale through your mouth. Do this several times until you feel relaxed.

  6. Calm, soothing music can be helpful for inducing a state of tranquillity and Relaxation

  7. If you are hungry, have a little something to eat, as it is not necessary to Meditate on a completely empty stomach.

  8. Put your expectations aside and don’t worry about doing it right.

Meditation

Mahamudra is the form of Meditation that is a way of going about one’s daily activities in a state of mindfulness. It is Meditation integrated into all aspects of our lives. This following Exercise is one you can do anywhere to create a feeling of inner peace. It is particularly helpful for those times you are stuck in traffic, waiting in line at the grocery store or bank, at the office when days are hectic, or when you are picking up the kids from school or extra-curricular activities. “What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it,” wrote Hugh Mulligan. Meditation helps us remember to stop and ‘smell the daisies.’

Begin by taking a deep breath. Breathe deeply and as you do expand your lungs and your diaphragm. Hold the breath for a few seconds and slowly exhale through the mouth. Focus on your breath and clear your mind. Do this several times until you feel the slowing of your breath and a deep sense of peace fill your body. Consciously feel the peace permeate your body. Drop your shoulders and connect through the top of your head to the Universal Energy. Repeat. If you wish, send peace to those around you by connecting to their hearts with light and love.

Walking Meditation

A walking Meditation is simply an Exercise in awareness. There are four components:

· become aware of your Breathing,

· notice your surroundings,

· be Attentive to your body’s movement, and

· take some time to reflect on your experience when you return home.

To practice ‘awareness walking’ bring awareness to walking wherever you find yourself. Take notice of your Breathing. Are you taking short, shallow breaths without even knowing it? If so, take several deep breaths and centre yourself in your body and in the present moment. Appreciate the wonderful body you have and the blessing of being able to walk.

Notice your surroundings. What season is it? Take a few minutes to listen to the noises around you. Feel the wind, sun, fog, rain or snow on your face. Look at the people, animals, birds, sky, trees, and buildings around you. Breathe in and out and realise that you are an integral part of the environment.

Pay attention to your body. Are you holding Tension in your shoulders, neck, solar plexus, lower back, or legs? Breath into any areas where you are feeling Tension and let it drain into the Earth. Next, pay attention to your posture. Are you standing straight and tall or slouching? Walk in a way that is comfortable for you with your body loose and uplifted. Walk with dignity and confidence, one foot in front of the other and pay attention to the experience of movement. You can walk mindfully anywhere, along a sidewalk, walking your dog, in the mall, along the hallways at work. You simply remind yourself to be in this moment, taking each step as it comes. Some people find it helpful to repeat a mantra (mantras are sacred words repeated in order to bring Focus to your mind). You can also use a variation on the walking mantra by counting your breaths. Walk more slowly than you usually do and count how many steps it takes for your intake of breath and how many steps for your exhale. In this type of Meditation, your attention is focused on both your steps and your Breathing bringing together a wonderful balance of peacefulness and awareness.

Take some time to reflect on your experience when you return home. Five or ten minutes brings closure to your walk and provides an opportunity to make the transition from this ‘place of peace’ to ordinary day-to-day activities.

About the author

Gwen Nyhus Stewart, B.S.W., M.G., H.T., is an educator, freelance writer, garden consultant, and author of the book The Healing Garden: A Place Of Peace – Gardening For The Soil, Gardening For The Soul. She owns the website Gwen’s Healing Garden where you will find lots of free information about gardening for the soil and gardening for the soul. To find out more about the book and subscribe to her free Newsletter visit http://www.gwenshealinggarden.ca

Cherry Horehound Cough Syrup

April 26th, 2006

2 ounces honey 2 ounces water

Boil and skim.

Add 1 ounce vodka, 1 ounce syrup of wild cherry bark, 1/2 ounce of horehound syrup, 1/2 ounce of rhubarb syrup, 1/2 ounce of wild Ginger syrup.

Shake well before each use. Take one teaspoon as needed or every hour.

Power Naps - What Most People Don’t Know About Naps

April 26th, 2006

One of the biggest questions I get asked all the time is “Are naps good for you? Or bad? I’ve heard both sides of the story.” I’d like to settle this argument once and for all right here, and reveal to you how you can properly manage your sleep to create an abundance of energy in your life, with LESS sleep.

Yes, naps are VERY good for you, IF you understand how the sleep system works, and you know how to nap PROPERLY.

In my “Powerful Sleep” course I teach people how to properly understand their sleep system, circadian rhythm, light exposure, and how it affects their inner sleep system. While we can’t get in this article, here’s what is true:

Most people don’t realize that sleep is actually quite a complex and fascinating inner system. When we’re sleeping, we’re not just dead zombies off in an unknown universe. Your inner sleep system is a mechanism which follows specific time periods and stages to energize your body.

So how do you nap properly?

You take what are commonly referred to as “Power Naps”, or what I usually refer to as “Stage 2 limited naps.”

You see, when you sleep you go through what are called “sleep stages”, there are 5 stages in total. The first two stages, Stage 1 and 2 are your “Light Sleep”. It’s during this stage that we sleep “lightly”, we are easily wakable, and our circadian rhythm isn’t altered enough to create a disturbance in the sleep system.

The Energizing effects of Stage 1 and 2 sleeps are very beneficial, just 10 minutes of sleeping in these stages can restore your energy to the point where you feel as if you slept for 8 hours.

However, why do most people do more HARM than GOOD to themselves by napping?

It’s simple, they don’t know about “deep sleep.” Deep sleep comprises of all the other sleep stages. It’s during deep sleep that your body undergoes a MASSIVE physiological change, your body temperature, heart rate, respiration drops. Your blood vessels dilate and all the blood that is usually stored in your main organs during the day is channeled to your muscles to repair them.

If you enter deep sleep during the day, your circadian rhythm, and your “inner sleep clock” (see link below for details) will be altered and out of wack, often resulting in an in-balanced, weak sleep system and lower energy levels all together.

For an average person it takes about 45-90 minutes to enter “deep sleep”, this is why for an effective nap you MUST keep your nap down to a MAXIMUM of 45 minutes. Even 45 minutes is sometimes too much. The most energizing naps are usually 10 to 20 minutes long.

If your naps last too long, you will enter deep sleep. Waking up from a deep sleep phase is more harmful to your sleep system and your energy levels than good! You will often feel lethargic, low on energy, and in that “zombie” state of mind.

If you use naps properly, you can boost your energy levels drastically, and lower your sleep time down drastically.

However, there are still two vital things you must know about napping in order to make them super effective during your day, so that you’re capable of lowering your sleep, and boosting your energy.

  1. You must know exactly what the best time during the day is to take your nap.
  2. You must know what to do AFTER your nap to speed up your body temperature rise.

Both these sleep secrets are explained in the Powerful Sleep package.

About The Author:

Kacper Postawski is an innovative sleep science researcher and the creator of the “Powerful Sleep - Secrets of the Inner Sleep Clock” system. He can show you how to reduce your sleep by up to 3 hours, create more time, and an abundance of energy in your body by sleeping LESS! Not more. He dispels the “8 hour sleep myth”, tells you what most people never realize about sleep, and what the drug companies DONT WANT YOU to know. Learn more about Powerful Sleep.

Insect Bite Soother

April 26th, 2006

o 15 ml Calendula (Healing Oil) o 4 drops German Chamomile in Jojoba o 2 drops Niaouli o 2 drops Lavender (Tasmanian) o 1 drop Bergamot

Apply mixture to affected area as needed.

Modern History of Aromatherapy

April 26th, 2006

Towards the end of the 19th Century, as a French chemist, Professor Rene Gattefosse, accidentally discovered the healing power of Lavender essence, when he plunged his hand into a bowl of Lavender oil after receiving a bad burn.

The burn healed quickly, without forming a blister or leaving a Scar. He then began many years of research into the healing properties of Essential Oils. His knowledge increased further when he treated soldiers wounded during the 1914 - 1918 war and in 1928 he gave his treatment the name “Aromatherapie”.

His work was later extended by Dr. Jean Valnet, a French physician, who used Essential Oils to treat cancers, tuberculosis, Diabetes and other serious illnesses. He claimed many successes.

Marguerite Maury followed him, a French biochemist and beautician, who further developed massage techniques and skin-care treatments using Essential Oils. She continued to further develop and work in the field of aromatherapy until she died in 1968 at the age of 73.

Interest in aromatherapy has continued to grow and today, rightly, it has a massive following.

Dealing With Asperger’s Syndrome

April 26th, 2006

Asperger’s Syndrome “Not ANOTHER diagnosis!”

Asperger’s Syndrome was first identified in 1944, but was only officially recognized as a diagnostic category in the DSM IV in 1994. As a result, many children were misdiagnosed over the years as ADD/HD, Autistic, OCD or even schizophrenic.

Many different terms are currently applied, leading to great confusion on the part of parents and educators. Asperger’s Syndrome may also be referred to as High Functioning Autism (HFA), Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD), Pervasive Developmental Disorder - Not Otherwise Specified (PDD - NOS), Atypical PDD or even Nonverbal Learning Disability (NLD).

There is still debate as to exactly how Asperger’s Syndrome should be classified. In addition, it is not always an easy, clear cut diagnosis to make. As a result, diagnostic errors continue to be made and this often affects treatment, as well as access to appropriate help and information.

Parents may find themselves going from one doctor to another, becoming more and more confused and frustrated in their attempts to help their child. (See bottom of the page for information about Natural Remedies for Asperger’s Syndrome)

What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder which is classified as one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD). It is characterized by significant impairment in social interaction, as well as the development of repetitive and restricted fields of interest, activities and interests.

While there are some similarities with Autism, people with Asperger’s usually have average to above average IQ, and do not demonstrate clinically significant delays in language or self help skills.

While they may have an extremely good command of language and have a very rich vocabulary, they are unable to use language appropriately in a social context and often speak in a monotone, with little nuance and inflection in their voice.

Children with Asperger’s may or may not seek out social interaction, but always have difficulty in interpreting and learning the skills of social and emotional interaction with others, leading to significant impairment in relationships and peer interaction.

Although parents often notice problems at an early age, diagnosis is usually made during preschool age or later. While both boys and girls can have Asperger’s, the syndrome is more common in boys.

What are the symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome?

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) lists the following symptoms for diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome (p77)

A. Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:

  1. Marked impairments in the use of multiple nonverbal behaviors such as eye-to-eye gaze, facial expression, body postures, and gestures to regulate social interaction
  2. Failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level
  3. A lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people (e.g. by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people)
  4. Lack of social or emotional reciprocity

B. Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:

  1. Encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or Focus
  2. Apparently inflexible adherence to specific, nonfunctional routines or rituals
  3. Stereotyped and repetitive motor mannerisms (e.g., hand or finger flapping or twisting, or complex whole-body movements)
  4. Persistent preoccupation with parts of objects

C. The disturbance causes clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning

D. There is no clinically significant general delay in language (e.g., single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years)

E. There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self-help skills, adaptive behavior (other than social interaction), and curiosity about the environment in childhood

F. Criteria are not met for another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Schizophrenia

What are the causes of Asperger’s Syndrome?

It is not known what causes Asperger’s Syndrome, although there appears to be a definite genetic component as it tends to run in families. While there is as yet no clear evidence as to the causes of Asperger’s Syndrome, there may be certain ‘triggers’ which may precipitate the condition.

These include environmental factors like pollution, food intolerances (particularly to foods containing wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy products), Digestive Problems and even childhood Vaccinations (particularly the MMRI).

There are also suggestions that Asperger’s Syndrome may sometimes be linked to high levels of Candida in the gut. Clearly much more research is needed in this area.

One thing is sure - Asperger’s is NOT caused by bad parenting or problems in the family! It is unfortunate that many parents have been made to feel guilty for a neurological disorder which is not their fault.

Is there a cure for Asperger’s Syndrome?

Asperger’s Syndrome can currently not be cured and the condition is lifelong. However, with correct treatment and therapy, many people with Asperger’s can go on to lead normal lives and may even excel in certain areas of occupational functioning.

Can Asperger’s Syndrome be treated?

Yes, most definitely! However, because Asperger’s is a relatively new diagnosis in the field of developmental psychology and psychiatry, many treatment approaches are still in the developmental stages and lots of work still needs to be done in this area.

One thing has definitely been established - the sooner treatment begins, the better! This applies especially to remedial, educational and therapeutic intervention.

While there is no specific treatment or ‘cure’ for Asperger’s Syndrome, there are many interventions which can significantly improve the functioning and quality of life of people and children with Asperger’s.

Social Skills Training

This should be one of the most important components of a treatment program. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome can be helped to learn social skills by an experienced psychologist. Body language and nonverbal communication can be taught in much the same way as one would teach a foreign language.

Children with Asperger’s can learn to interpret nonverbal expressions of emotion and social interaction. This can assist them with social interaction and peer relationships and prevent the isolation and Depression that often occurs as they enter adolescence.

Teenagers can sometimes benefit from group therapy and can be taught how to use the teenage ’slang’ and language forms of their peer groups.

Educational Intervention

Because children with Asperger’s Syndrome may differ widely in terms of IQ and ability levels, schools should learn to individualize educational programs for these children.

Some of them may cope well in a mainstream class with additional support, while others may need to receive specialized Education. In all cases, teachers should be aware of the special needs of Asperger’s children, who often need a great deal more support than first appears necessary.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapeutic approaches which Focus on supportive therapy, the teaching of social skills and concrete behavioral techniques are more effective than approaches which Concentrate on emotional in depth therapy, which may be too uncomfortable and stressful for the person with Asperger’s.

Children can benefit from play therapy and ’story’ therapy aimed at raising awareness of nonverbal communication, development and teaching of empathy and learning of social skills.

Diet

Although there is no conclusive evidence, there are strong suggestions that changes in diet may significantly reduce the symptoms of some children with Asperger’s Disorder.

Many parents report that their children become much more manageable when certain classes of food are eliminated from the diet. These include dairy products, sugar, gluten, wheat and some artificial colorants and preservatives like MSG and tartrazine.

It is worthwhile consulting a trained nutritionalist to assist with dietary intervention and parents should not simply eliminate important foods from their children’s diets without expert advice.

Psychopharmacological Interventions or Drug Therapy

Many children and adults with Asperger’s Disorder do not need any form of medication, while others need to be treated symptomatically While there are no specific ‘Asperger’s’ drugs, psychiatric drugs can be used to treat some of the problems which may manifest or be associated with Asperger’s, such as ADD/HD, Depression, Mood Swings, Temper Tantrums, Irritability, Aggression, obsessions and compulsive behaviors and Anxiety.

Many of the drugs used to treat the other Pervasive Developmental Disorders like Autism are also used to treat some of the associated symptoms of Asperger’s. These include Ritalin, Adderall, Paxil, Strattera, Prozac, Risperal and others.

Like many psychiatric drugs, these often come with unwanted side effects and the risk of addiction and their benefits should always be weighed against the potential harm they could cause, particularly in the case of children. Remember that you should always consult your doctor before altering or discontinuing any prescription medication.

It is also important to realize that there are effective herbal and homeopathic alternatives to many of the prescription drugs. As with any medication, it is always best to consult your doctor before changing or discontinuing any prescribed medicines.

Natural alternatives

Herbal and Homeopathic Remedies can be viable alternatives to the synthetic drugs and may be just as effective, with far fewer risks and side effects.

Depending on the symptoms that need treatment, Native Remedies recommends the following remedies to assist in an overall treatment plan.

Remedies may be used independently or in combination.

Herbal Remedy for Depression, Mood Swings, repetitive behaviors, Irritability, and Aggression

These may all be symptoms of serotonin imbalance and may show improvement with the use of our 100% herbal MindSoothe Jr. formula (available in capsules for adults and drops for children).

The ingredients of MindSoothe Jr. have been clinically proven to assist in balancing serotonin levels and act as SSRI’s (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitors) in much the same way as the synthetic SSRI’s do.

Herbal Remedy for Anxiety (calm and soothe)

Tranquilizing drugs may be very effective in calming Autistic children and adults, who can easily become highly distressed and volatile over seemingly small changes in their environment. However, many tranquilizing drugs are also addictive and individuals may build up tolerance, resulting in the need for increasingly higher doses.

PureCalm is a herbal formula which has been especially formulated to calm and soothe children and adults without the risk of side effects and potential addiction.

Available in easy to administer drop form, the dosage may be adjusted to suit children or adults. PureCalm may be taken on its own when needed for quick symptomatic relief, and is also safe to use with most prescription and herbal medicines.

Herbal Remedies for ADHD, hyperactivity and concentration

Like the benzodiazepines and tranquilizing drugs, the psycho-stimulants come with documented side effects and potential for dependency. Yet many parents find it very difficult to deal with Asperger’s children who also have symptoms of ADHD,hyperactivity and concentration problems.

For the treatment of hyperactivity, Restlessness and lack of concentration, Native Remedies has developed two highly effective remedies:

Focus ADHD Formula is a 100% Herbal Remedy which has been especially formulated to treat the symptoms of ADHD in children and adults alike. Focus comes in a tincture an is easily administered as drops in some juice or water.

Native Remedies also offers BrightSpark, a safe and effective homeopathic formula. BrightSpark can be effectively used on its own or it can be combined with Focus ADHD Formula for severe or stubborn cases or for children with defiance and anger problems.

Herbal Remedy for tantrums

Many Asperger’s children have violent tantrums, sometimes seemingly without cause. Tantrums may often be a result of the child’s frustration at being unable to communicate or understand, and may also be a response to changes in routine or environment.

Tantrum Tamer, a specially formulated homeopathic remedy, uses proven homeopathic ingredients which can greatly reduce or eliminate distressing and hard to handle tantrums.

Tantrum Tamer dissolves easily in the mouth and is pleasant tasting and readily accepted by children.

Remedies may be used independently or in combination. See bottom of page for discount combination packages

How have these products helped others?

Our son is Asperger’s PDD. He is on Concerta 36 mgs, but he still was having Anxiety and tantrums, and other issues. Since he is on the PureCalm, he has not had a tantrum, and has not displayed many of the behaviors that concern us. He does not have any side effects from the PureCalm, and he’s much calmer!! I can’t describe the relief. - E., Kansas

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“I felt that I really wanted to write to you to say thank you for the wonderful change that we have seen in my child. I always knew that there was something different about him but we went from doctor to specialist for years with everyone having a different opinion. This really did a lot of damage as well as teachers who did not understand. Finally only last year we saw a wonderful doctor who told us that he had Asperger’s and everything fell into place! We have tried various prescription and natural drugs over the years most of which have not helped or had side effects. I was not happy with this and am so glad to have found a Natural Remedy (MindSoothe, Jr) that finally works. After three months, the Mood Swings have virtually disappeared, the obsessing over things has improved dramatically and he is more responsive and able to listen to what others have to say instead of behaving as if he was on his own planet all the time. What a difference to our household!” Gayle, UK.

My daughter was diagnosed w/PDD.NOS and the doctors put her on prescription medicine which helps ADHD children. She had some side effects so we took her off of it. I found your website and ordered Focus. She is only 5 and I give only in the morning before school w/some juice. After a few weeks on Focus she has been getting much better reports sent home from school and has even been able to discontinue her OT. I feel that Focus along with a small adjustment in her diet has helped more than the prescription meds. the doctor originally had her on - Lisa S., NY

“I would have been the last person to believe that a herbal could help my son who has Asperger’s and just could not cope with even the smallest distraction in class without becoming frustrated and losing concentration. But my wife insisted that Focus had helped her friends child and I thought it would set my wife’s mind at rest to try it, which we did. I am writing to say that I am very impressed at the difference. I can see it when my son does his homework and the reports from school are very positive. I guess I should have listened to my wife long ago - after reading all the information on your web site I have apologized to my wife and my son because I did not really understand what he was going through ” Graham.

“My 6 year old child has Aspergers and has been helped tremendously by using a combination of BrightSpark and Focus. He is a very clever little boy and does well at school but people find him strange because he always talks off the topic and carries on and on about the same thing which no one else is interested in. The other kids laugh at him and he was so angry and upset all the time, with a permanent frown on his face. Its also difficult for him when the other kids distract him in the class and then he becomes angry and blows up! He has even asked the teacher if he can move his desk outside the classroom! Since he has been taking your products, He is much happier now and can do his work more easily. I notice that he is not so much off the point either when he talks about things!” Mathilda H.

PureCalm really helps my son who is diagnosed with Asperger’s. He is doing quite well in his job and he has even managed to find a wife who understands him which I thought could never happen! Don’t get me wrong, I love my son - but he was never the easiest person to live with due to his Anxiety about everything. When something was stressing him it was as if he just couldn’t let it go and he would become more and more upset. When he gets like this, PureCalm helps him to calm himself and he can even see that he may be worrying for nothing. Thank you for your help and patience in advising me. This is a wonderful service which I am referring to all my friends!” Marge

“I want you to know that I was on the verge of a Nervous breakdown with my son who is 6 and is diagnosed with Aspergers Disorder. Although he has many problems, the worse one for me was when he would begin to shout and break things because something had upset him. Sometimes we didn’t even know what it was. I can hardly believe the difference that your product has made! he has been on the MindSoothe Jr and the Tantrum Tamer for about five weeks and already we can see that the temper that he had is much easier to manage and he seems happier and more settled. When he does begin to shout and throw himself around, we give him the Tantrum Tamer again, which he loves and he is quiet again. This stuff is like a miracle! I am also starting myself on your adult MindSoothe and can already feel the difference.” Freda B.

“We have been using your MindSoothe jr and Serenite Jr.for about 6 weeks and my little boy is sleeping soundly again and is also a lot more responsive to us. As he has aspergers, he did not make eye contact and always struggled to understand what we said even though he is very bright with numbers and shapes and can tell you what any word means. Both my husband and I have noticed a big improvement and it is wonderful not to battle every night. Thanks!” Lindi G.

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Incense Making Tips

April 26th, 2006

1.Be sure all Herbs,Spices,peels,and flowers are completely dry. 2.All dry ingredients must be ground into a fine powder. 3.Mix all ingredients in a small glass container with a clean stick or your fingers. 4.Let the Incense stand over night to dry. 5.Store any unused Incense in a tightly capped glass jar,away from light. 6.These incenses need self-igniting charcoal. Check the classified ads.Or,in a pinch,you might try to smolder some in a small,heavy pan on top of your stove. 7.Most important,for best results,try to blend your energies with the Incense as you prepare and use it.

Fever Compress

April 26th, 2006

3 d. Tea Tree oil 2 d. Bergamot oil: in 4 oz of iced water.

Wring out a piece of fabric in water, and apply to forehead or back of neck. Re-apply when it has warmed to body temperature.



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