Aromatherapy and Illness

November 15th, 2007

It is bound to happen in our modern age of stress - rushing here and there, poor eating choices (because we are so busy), exposure to Toxins, restriction in our movements as we are crammed into tiny office spaces with little privacy and less exercise. One day you wake up and you find yourself fatigued and you just don’t seem to have any energy. You think to yourself, “How can I deal with this before I get sick?” This is where alternatives come into play; one of the best being aromatherapy.

Even if your nose refuses to register the scent of anything at all, worry not! Essential oils can help you without your nose even knowing. The choice of application is up to you. A warm bath using essential oils and Epsom salts can help on many levels. The oils can (depending on the ones you choose) help to decongest, relax, calm Headaches, loosen phlegm and the list goes on! We have found the salts help to relieve muscular pain and are very soothing to the skin. Essential oils can also be used via direct inhalation (on a tissue or in a bowl of steaming water over which you tent your head with a towel), massage (combined with Carrier Oil), or even taken into the shower on a washcloth for the steam to waft the molecules around.

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Side Effects from Crestor…statin drugs…

November 15th, 2007

Question: from Joe

Hi. I am a 70 year old male. 5′10″ jog regularly 1 to 3 miles. Do the 3 miles in about 30 minutes. After about 2-3 years of experimentation my Dr. finally found the combination of Crestor 10mg and Zetia 10mg, once a day got my LDL down to 70 and total Cholesterol down to 135.

No problems with triglycerides or hdl. When we started the total cholesterol was >300 and the LDL was over 240. He, the Dr. is happy with the results. However, I am concerned about the supposed side effects of the statin drugs as I am very active, and do a lot of physical things in keeping the ranch running smoothly.

As a result of either the statin drug or the activity, some of my muscles are nearly always sore, and I am not sure if it is a reaction to the Crestor or due to the combination of age and activity. As a result of this uncertainty, I would prefer to keep the Cholesterol level down without the crestor,

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Making Herbal Pillows

November 15th, 2007

by D.S. Braun, Certified Aromatherapist, Reflexologist

Most natural hot and cold pads on the market are made of corn or rice - and while these two fillers can be adequate, I believe that pure, natural Flax Seed simply beats either of these two materials hands down. Flax Seed is the superior choice due to heat retention, long-lasting heat use after use, neutral smell, high moisture content and in how it contours to your body, unlike the inferior alternative fillings. (More on using Flax Seed below)

The herbal and aromatherapy heating and cold pads on the market today seem to be using a ’shotgun’ approach. This means that they have combined a dozen or more Herbs and put them in with their pad filler and expect these Herbs to effectively treat many conditions.

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