Alleviate Morning Sickness Naturally

December 31st, 2006

What is Morning Sickness?

Almost 80% of Pregnant women experience nausea and/or vomiting during the first Trimester of Pregnancy. These symptoms are often worst in the mornings but can occur at any time of the day.

Morning Sickness is usually at its worst between weeks 6 and 12, though nausea and vomiting can be a problem at any stage of Pregnancy. The exact cause of Morning Sickness is not known for sure, though it seems to be linked mostly to the hormonal changes of Pregnancy as well as an oversensitive sense of smell.

How is Morning Sickness usually treated?

There are many home remedies and methods for reducing nausea and vomiting during Pregnancy that have been passed on through generations and different approaches will help different women. Some of the best, time-tested methods are listed at the bottom of this page.

Of course, due to the possibility of side-effects and tragic past experiences with drugs like Thalidomide, medications are always best avoided during Pregnancy. There are several anti-nausea medications commonly used for Morning Sickness which are available either over the counter or by prescription.

Although the medications in general use are those found to have a low risk of affecting the fetus, no drugs are without risk. Side-effects like drowsiness are also common as many of these medications include antihistamines in the formulation.

What are NaturalEco’s Good Morning Mama Granules?

Good Morning Mama Granules are a 100% natural herbal and homeopathic remedy for all digestive disturbances experienced during Pregnancy, especially nausea and vomiting.

This remedy is completely safe to use during Pregnancy and is a very effective alternative to the OTC and prescription medications used for Morning Sickness which bring with them the risk of side-effects as well as adverse effects on the growth and development of your unborn child.

Use NaturalEco Good Morning Mama Granules to:

  • Safely relieve nausea experienced during Pregnancy.
  • Alleviate symptoms of ‘morning’ sickness at any time of the day.
  • Calm the digestive system and preventing digestive upsets.
  • Prevent revulsion to certain foods and smells.

Good Morning Mama Granules contain the following proven ingredients:

Mentha Piperita is a calmative and analgesic herb which aids digestion, prevents nausea and vomiting and promotes the flow of bile.

Ginger has a long history of medicinal use in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic (Indian) medicine. Modern research confirms its effectiveness in relieving the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, Indigestion, Flatulence and dizziness.

Ferrum Phos. is a biochemic tissue salt which is very helpful in reducing Morning Sickness and easing involuntary Incontinence (sudden spurts of urine) often experienced by Pregnant women. Ferrum Phos is also beneficial for all types of infections and inflammation and is often used to treat UTI’s.

Nat. Mur. is a biochemic tissue salt effective for nausea and waterbrash (excess salivation) during Pregnancy as well as abdominal cramps and digestive discomfort.

Nat. Phos. acts as a biochemical antacid, acid neutralizer and PH balancer. It helps to ease digestive problems like reflux or Heartburn and reduces nausea.

Nux Vom. (30C) is a proven homeopathic remedy for Indigestion, diarrhea, Constipation, vomiting and abdominal cramps. Testimonials

‘I had heard about Good Morning Mama Granules from a friend and I stocked up on these when I found out that I was Pregnant for the first time. I have always had a sensitive stomach and expected to have a hard time with Morning Sickness. Not only did I breeze through my first Trimester with an excellent appetite, but when I woke up during the night feeling a bit queasy I just popped some of the granules onto my tongue and felt the soothing effects within minutes. Thanks NaturalEco for your great product!’ Leanne, mom-to-be

‘When I was Pregnant with my first two kids I suffered from horrendous nausea that occurred at all hours of the day and night! I could not go near certain foods that I’d always eaten and enjoyed before, and the smell of meat made me run for the bathroom. Luckily I found your site shortly after I got Pregnant the third time around and ordered some of your Good Morning Mama Granules. I was so impressed at how effective and fast-acting they were!!!! I kept a bottle with me wherever I went and was able to enjoy a much more pleasant Pregnancy and also eat a more balanced diet than I had been able to with my other pregnancies. I love all your Pregnancy products and now that my little one has been born I’ve been eagerly browsing through your baby products!’ Tania, Il

How do I use Good Morning Mama Granules?

Simply sprinkle a pinch or two of the granules on your tongue and allow to dissolve for fast and effective relief. Keep a bottle next to your bed, a bottle in the kitchen and a bottle in your purse for all day protection!

Caution: If you have severe vomiting and haven’t been able to keep anything, including fluids, down for 24 hours or more you may be suffering from a condition called hyperemesis gravidarum. As a precaution, it is therefore important to consult your health care practitioner to avoid becoming seriously dehydrated.

How long until I see results?

You will experience almost instant relief from your symptoms when you take this remedy. Should the nausea return, simply sprinkle another pinch onto your tongue.

How long will a bottle last?

Depending on frequency of use, your bottle of Good Morning Mama Granules should last 2 - 3 weeks.

What else can help?

  1. Avoid foods or smells that trigger your nausea. You may only feel like very bland foods, mostly carbohydrates, and it is fine to stick to these when you are feeling unwell. Each person is different and you will learn what triggers your nausea.

  2. If the smell of cigarettes makes you feel nauseous, speak to your partner, family, friends or work colleagues about this and ask them to be considerate. Don’t be afraid of telling them what you need! Second-hand cigarette smoke is not good for anyone, especially for Pregnant women and their unborn babies.

  3. Keep crackers or a similar plain snack handy for those times when you feel overwhelmed by nausea. An empty stomach is often a trigger for these unpleasant moments.

  4. Eat little and often to keep your blood sugar stable and to avoid an empty stomach.

  5. Keep away from rich, fatty or highly-spiced foods as much as possible. It is best to stick to a balanced diet of wholesome and unprocessed foods.

Good Morning Mama Granules are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched, natural, safe and effective.

Good Morning Mama Granules are backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee so you can experience relief risk-free.

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Mining of ancient herbal text leads to potential new anti-bacterial drug

December 30th, 2006

A unique Mayo Clinic collaboration has revived the healing wisdom of Pacific Island cultures by testing a therapeutic plant extract described in a 17th century Dutch herbal text for its anti-bacterial properties. Early results show that extracts from the Atun tree effectively control bacteria that can cause diarrhea, as claimed by naturalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf, circa 1650. He documented his traditional healing methods in the book Ambonese Herbal.

The Mayo Clinic-led team’s report appears in the Dec. 23 edition of The British Medical Journal. In their report, Mayo Clinic researchers demonstrate the feasibility of using sophisticated data mining techniques on historical texts to identify new drugs.

The study provides a creative new model for drug discovery. It integrates nontraditional, ancient medical information with advanced technologies to identify promising natural products to investigate as drugs for new and better therapies.

“Natural products are invaluable sources of healing agents — consider, for example, that aspirin derived originally from willow Bark, and the molecular basis of the anti-Cancer chemotherapeutic agent TaxolTM was derived from the Bark of the Pacific yew tree. So it’s not so far-fetched to think that the contributions of an ancient text and insights from traditional medicine really may impact modern public health,” explains Brent Bauer, M.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Complementary and Integrative Medicine Program.

For thousands of years, people around the world have lived intimately with botanical healing agents and evolved effective healing traditions. “Our work shows just how much we can learn from them. But to make the most of what is fast becoming lost knowledge, we have to respect, preserve and work with traditional healing cultures,” adds Eric Buenz, Ph.D., researcher for Minnesota-based BioSciential, LLC.

Rumpf referred to himself as Rumphius, in the Latinized scientific manner of the day. Rumphius was a German-born naturalist who worked for the Dutch East Indies Company. His book is an account of the herbal healing traditions on the Indonesian island of Ambon. Rumphius’ description of Atun kernels’ therapeutic properties is what modern medicine calls “antimotility agents,” they stop diarrhea.

Writes Rumphius: “… these same kernels … will halt all kinds of diarrhea, but very suddenly, forcefully and powerfully, so that one should use them with care in dysentery cases, because that illness or affliction should not be halted too quickly; and some considered this medicament a great secret, and relied on it completely.”

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Naturally increase your milk production and flow for easy breastfeeding

December 30th, 2006

What are the benefits of Breastfeeding?

Deciding whether to Breastfeed your baby is an important decision as it will dictate your routine once the baby is born and will affect your child’s health in the future.

New mothers want to give their babies the very best of everything and Breast Milk can’t be beaten as a perfect first food for your child.

Modern research has shown that Breast Milk is the perfect nourishment for babies as it not only contains all the nutritional requirements in ideal proportions, but also provides protection from disease and illness in the form of antibodies from the mother’s own Immune System.

Babies who have been Breast-Fed have been shown to be healthier and have fewer infections, Allergies, general medical problems and hospital admissions than those who are bottle (formula) fed. Breastfeeding is also a wonderful way to bond with and feel close to your new baby.

What if I am having trouble Breastfeeding?

Nursing your infant does not always come as naturally and easily as one would hope and many women have difficulties learning the art of Breastfeeding. Sometimes the problem lies in technique. In this case, a Breastfeeding consultant is usually on hand at birthing centers to get you on the right track.

However, sometimes new mothers feel that they don’t have enough milk for their baby’s needs or that the milk is not flowing easily. This can become a distressing problem, especially when your child is hungry and suckling with all his/her might to no avail.

Are synthetic drugs safe?

Many doctors prescribe certain varieties of synthetic antidepressants or digestive medicines to mothers trying to increase the production of milk because they have the known side effect of increasing Lactation.

While these drugs can be effective, they have not been specifically formulated to increase Lactation, which means their use for this purpose has not been scientifically assessed.

Besides the ’side effect’ of increasing Milk Production, other side effects have been documented. It is therefore our opinion that the use of synthetic drugs, especially during nursing, needs to be carefully considered and researched before a decision is made - especially when there are safer alternatives.

What are Natures Milk Drops?

Natures Milk Drops are a 100% Natural Remedy containing herbal ingredients specially chosen for their abilities to increase the production of Breast Milk and promote healthy flow.

Regular use of Natures Milk after delivery will help to get your Breastfeeding routine running smoothly as soon as possible, helping both you and your baby to enjoy the special health and emotional benefits that Breastfeeding brings!

Use NaturalEco Natures Milk Herbal Drops to:

Natures Milk Drops contain the following proven ingredients:

Galega officinalis is a naturopathic “galactogogue” which encourages both the beginning of Milk Production after Childbirth and increases total milk volume. This ingredient is also good for balancing blood sugar and is thus of particular use to women with Diabetes or Insulin resistance.

Silybum marianus (Milk Thistle) has been used since ancient times for treating a variety of ailments and is most widely known for its positive effects on liver functioning and Breastfeeding. Milk Thistle is excellent for promoting the production of Breast Milk in nursing mothers and, due to its liver tonic properties, has also been shown to reduce the amounts of synthetic substances from the environment, like pollution and pesticides, in mothers’ milk.

Trigonella foenum-graecum (Fenugreek) is one of the oldest medicinal Herbs and has documented use in Ancient Egyptian history and Chinese Traditional Medicine. Fenugreek seed has been used to increase Milk Production since biblical times as it contains phytoestrogens, which are natural plant chemicals that mimic female hormones. Fenugreek has been clinically shown to increase a nursing mother’s milk supply within 24 to 72 hours after first taking the herb.

Borago officinalis (Borage) is a soothing, anti-inflammatory herb excellent for women recovering from Childbirth. It also stimulates the flow of Breast Milk and acts as a digestive tonic to prevent digestive problems such as Constipation.

Testimonials

‘I was very worried about whether I would be able to Breastfeed successfully as I have seen how some of my friends with babies had to give up because their milk just didn’t seem to be enough. I know they always say to keep trying but I think it just became too frustrating and traumatic for them to see their babies hungry and not being able to feed them properly.

I really wanted my son to have all the advantages of Breastfeeding and decided to try your Natur’s Milk Drops. I was really thrilled with the results as I seemed to have a good supply of colostrum, and then milk, from the outset. The relief of being able to bond with my child in this special way without the Anxiety and difficulties I was expecting was great. Thank you so much for a natural product that really works!’ Anita P.

‘Your Nature’s Milk Drops are fantastic- for the first few days after giving birth I had very little milk and was beginning to feel stressed out and desperate. My midwife recommended your product and within 48 hours my milk flow really took off! Thanks for such a great range of products that really help women like me!’ Caitlin, GA

How do I use Natures Milk Herbal Drops?

Add approximately � cup of just boiled water to 15 drops of tincture and allow to cool. Drink as is or diluted further in juice. Use three times daily.

What else can help?

If you are having trouble Breastfeeding, first know that you are not alone. Breastfeeding is a skill to be learnt and doesn’t come naturally to many women. Problems with latching your baby, technique and milk volume are extremely common. A Breastfeeding consultant will be able to help you with difficulties of technique and positioning as well as provide support, advice and encouragement.

If your milk supply seems low, perseverance is also key as the frequent suckling action of your baby nursing will actually stimulate your body to produce more milk.

Try to get as much rest as possible by sleeping when your baby is taking a nap. Make resting your priority and don’t worry too much about housework at this stage.

Pay attention to your diet and nutrition levels. This is especially important if you are Breastfeeding. Eat plenty of fresh, nutritious and raw fruit and vegetables, sufficient good quality protein and healthy non-processed carbohydrates. Don’t forget to drink at least 8 glasses of preferably filtered or natural spring water daily. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, excess sugar and alcohol.

The investment into getting it right will be worth it in terms of the future health of your child as well as the opportunity to create that special, deep bond with your baby.

Natures Milk Drops are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched, natural, safe and effective.

Natures Milk Drops are backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee so you can experience relief risk-free.

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How to Kill Flu Germs Inside and Out

December 26th, 2006

Adapted from The Traveler’s Natural Medicine Kit, by Pamela Hirsch (Healing Arts Press, 2001).

Avoiding the Flu is on many people’s minds, particularly this year with a worldwide Flu vaccine shortage.

The good news is that people have been using Essential Oils for centuries to ward off illnesses, and we have an Antibacterial room spray that can help in just this way.

Antibacterial Room Spray

Here is an excellent Antiseptic and freshening room spray. It contains Lavender and Thyme oils, both of which are Antiseptic and specifific to lung infections. If you are traveling, you might like to use it in your hotel room.

  1. Fill a 2-ounce glass spray bottle with distilled water.
  2. Add to it 7 drops of Lavender oil and 4 drops of Thyme oil.
  3. Replace the spray top and spray!

If you are unlucky enough to come down with a case of the Flu, or a bad cold, there are many natural herbal and Homeopathic Remedies that also really help. Here is a list of these as well, so you can ride out such an illness with the least amount of misery!

Echinacea Echinacea stimulates the Immune System and helps the body rid itself of microbial infection. Echinace angustifolia and E. purpurrea are equally effective, and many products contain E. pallida as well. Start taking Echinacea tincture - 30 to 45 drops 3x a days week before traveling to obtain ints immune-enhancing effects.

While all treatments work differently, depending on the individual, experience shows that Echinacea can knock out a cold if taken at the onset of symptoms.

Astragalus Another effective immune-enhancing formula is a combination of astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus) and Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) taken as a tincture twice a day, 20 to 30 drops per dose. This formula is appropriate to take daily throughout the cold and Flu season. Begin a month prior to travel.

Boneset Boneset (Eupatorium perforoliatum is an immune stimulant that assaults bacteria. In the 1700s and 1800s most U.S. homes in the Northeast had boneset drying from the rafters. It was used effectively to treat a flue epidemic in Pennysylvania in 800.

Redroot This effective botanical stimulates and cleanses the lymph system. The lymph system is responsible for processing and cleansing the body of the byproducts of fighting infection.

Boneset, Redroot, and Echinachea Make this formula blend yourself by buying single-herb tinctures of each of the three Herbs and combine them in a larger jar. Fill a 2-ounce tincture bottle with some of the resulting formula and you’re all set. This remedy is good to take 20 to 30 drops at a time, every hour, at the onset of cold or Flu symptoms.

Homeopathic Formula A standard remedy for Flu is the homeopathic formula Oscillococcinum. Manufactured by Boiron, Oscillo is taken like any other homeopathic remedy - sublingually (allowed to dissolve under the tongue) 30 minutes before or after eating or drinking anything except water. The standard dosage is three vials; each vial contains hundreds of minute pellets. As soon as you feel Flu symptoms, take a vial of Oscillo. Repeat with the second vial six hours alter, and with the third six hours after the second.

Note: These recommendations are offered as information only, not as a medical recommendation, or to be used independently of your working with your doctor.

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Winter Herbal Medicine Chest

December 26th, 2006

Several Herbs are effective for treating not only the symptoms of too much winter, but the causes of Colds and Flu� Impaired immunity to virus/bacteria, maintaining blood Circulation and warmth, ensuring vitality of the lungs and reducing the build up of congestion in the body.

Ginger: Ginger is used for the prevention and treatment of various forms of nausea. These include Motion Sickness, the nausea and vomiting of Pregnancy (Morning Sickness), and post-surgical nausea.

Note: If you are Pregnant or undergoing surgery, do not self-treat with Ginger except under physician supervision. Weak evidence suggests Ginger might be helpful for osteoarthritis.

Ginger has been suggested as a treatment for numerous other conditions, including atherosclerosis, Migraine Headaches, rheumatoid Arthritis, high Cholesterol, burns, ulcers, Depression, impotence, and liver toxicity. Stops cough and stops vomiting. In traditional Chinese medicine, hot Ginger tea taken at the first sign of a cold is believed to offer the possibility of averting the infection.

Elderflower : Elder Flowers are highly effective in managing upper respiratory congestion and infections. Picked from the elder tree in mid to late summer, they seem to capture the dry warmth of this time of year, perfect for drying up that runny or blocked nose.

These tiny pale white flowers have a delicate floral taste and contain flavonoids and small amounts of mucilage and tannins, a perfect combination for soothing healing and protecting mucous membranes. An old tradition was to make fresh Elderflower wine in summer ready to drink in winter�Food as medicine?!?

Yarrow: Yarrow’s principle action is on the Circulation. As the cold of winter slows down and redirects blood Circulation, Yarrow dilates blood vessels allowing increased blood flow, oxygen and warmth to surface tissues (like the skin and mucous membranes). This enables the immune cells to function at their peak, warding off infection and keeping channels clear and open. The whole flowering tops are used in a tea or other forms in mild fevers or minor congestion where Circulation is a concern.

Sage: Sage is a most powerful and effective herb for treating Sore Throats. The different Essential Oils in Sage exert an Antiseptic effect in the respiratory tract and helps to keep both the throat and lungs free of infection. The additional effect of stimulating digestion aids to minimise congestion in other parts of the body, making fresh Sage a valuable ingredient to winter recipes.

Rose hips : Rose hips form in Autumn following the Rose flowers of summer. They are the fruit around the Rose seed, full of nutrients to protect the seed during winter until the arrival of spring� Let them do the same for you. As a rich source of Vitamin C and flavonoids Rosehips aid with nourishing you for defense against Colds and Flu.

Echinacea : First used by the Indigenous North Americans who harvested the plants for extensive use in the treatment of infectious wounds and burns or eruptive skin complaints. It enhances the phagocytic activity of white blood cells- identifying and retiring bacterial, viral and fungal infections, in addition to the clearance of these from the lymphatic system. Higher doses are often used for affecting acute immune responses.

Mullein : The leaves of Mullein are used as a soothing expectorant, facilitating easier removal of lung congestion. This action is ideal during or after Colds where the persistence of dampness or mucus impairs adequate lung function and clearance. Mullein soothes and strengthens the mucosal membranes of the respiratory system where these have been painful, irritated or sore from infection.

Astragalus : To be used after Colds or infection to rebuild immunity, Astragalus is a sweet tasting herb effective in restoring both resilience to future respiratory infections, and efficiency of metabolism to ensure optimal nutrition for immune reserves to fight off those winter chills. This herb is the best for restoring energy to the body very quickly.

Thyme: The pungent oils found in Thyme are an effective Antimicrobial in the treatment of respiratory infections. When taking Thyme, people often note tasting it on their breath as the oils permeate through the respiratory system to reduce the proliferation of viruses during infections. It also warms the digestion and reduces metabolic congestion, aiding to clear the body of conditions for infection.

Garlic : Garlic was worshipped by the ancient Egyptians, chewed by Greek Olympian athletes and thought to be essential for keeping vampires at Bay! But it is also good for zapping bacteria, keeping your heart healthy, warding off coughs and Colds. Garlic is an antibiotic that can actually kill infecting bacteria and at the same time protect the body from the poisons that are causing the infection.

It is known that the most sensitive bacterium to Garlic is the deadly Bacillus anthracis which produces the poison anthrax. Even the forefather of antibiotic medicine Louis Pasteur acknowledged Garlic to be as effective as penicillin and late studies showed similar activity to a more modern antibiotic, chloramphenicol. Even the blood of Garlic eaters can kill bacteria and it is also reported that the vapour from freshly cut Garlic can kill bacteria at a distance of 20 cms!

Fenugreek: Soothes Sore Throat pain and coughs. From ancient times through the late 19th century, fenugreek played a major role in herbal healing. Then it fell by the wayside. Now things are once again looking up for the herb whose taste is an odd combination of bitter Celery and maple syrup. Modern scientific research has found that fenugreek can help reduce Cholesterol levels, control Diabetes and minimise the symptoms of Menopause.

The ancient Greeks fed this herb to horses and cattle. The Romans then started using it, too, calling it “Greek hay.” (In Latin, “Greek hay” is foenum-graecum, and that evolved into “fenugreek.” ) As fenugreek spread around the ancient Mediterranean, physicians learned that its seeds, like many seeds, contain a gummy substance called mucilage. Mixed with water, mucilage expands and becomes a gelatinous soother for irritated tissues.

Marshmallow : Marshmallow stimulates the Immune System and the production of white blood cells. It also soothes inflammation, slows production of mucus, and reduces sugar levels in the body.

About the author

Andrew Pacholyk, MS, L.Ac. - Peacefulmind.com - Therapies for healing mind, body, spirit

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Honey Thyme for Colds and Flu

December 24th, 2006

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living content.

Cold and Flu season is upon us, but we have an ancient remedy for congestion, coughs, and Sore Throats that is simply the bees’s knees!

It calls for honey, the sweetest of healers, and Thyme, a wonderful herb with Antibacterial properties that had been used by Wise Ones for centuries to alleviate the miseries of Colds and flus. Easy to make and delicious to use:

INGREDIENTS

How To Make Suppositories

December 23rd, 2006

Take a jar of coconut oil and place the jar in a bowl of hot water if it is solid and if it is not in a liquid state already.

Pour the coconut oil into a bowl and begin adding powdered Herbs to the oil until a dry pie dough consistency is reached. Do not pour all of the powder into a bowl and then pour your whole jar of coconut oil in because you could either have too much or too little oil and have to order more powder or go back to the store for another jar of coconut oil. Neither use all of your oil or all of your powder, so you can always add more of either.

Once you have your mixture in a consistency that is easy to shape, form the herb mixture into the size and shape of the suppository you desire. Take into consideration the size of the opening into which it will be inserted and shape one end into a rounded point for easy insertion. A bullet or acorn shape is good and allows you to have one end flat. Once you have finished shaping your suppository, stand the flat side on a piece of wax paper, stainless steel, or glass plate and refrigerate them. Refrigeration will make them hard. Once they are hard you can quickly put them into a cold jar and return them to the refrigerator for storage. A pre-refrigerated jar is perfect and will prevent a melt.

Just before bed, take one suppository out of the refrigerated jar returning the others immediately to the fridge. Hold the suppository between your fingers for just a few seconds (the coconut oil will begin to melt). Lubricate the opening of the body orifice and insert the suppository into the area you want to benefit from the Herbs and coconut oil. The Herbs will disperse as your body temperature causes the coconut oil to melt. If you are in a reclining position, the Herbs will tend to stay in the area where you placed them whereas if you are standing, gravity will tend to allow them to run out.

Use one suppository each night until your condition is corrected.

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NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

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Natural herbal cream to treat and prevent cracked nipples during breastfeeding

December 23rd, 2006

How can NaturalEco Nipple Conditioning Cream help you?

Nursing your new baby should be a wonderful and precious experience - not only for feeding but also for bonding.

For many new mothers, the first few days of Breastfeeding may cause the nipples to become sensitive and tender. This is quite normal and will generally resolve on its own within a few days.

However, for some women, the problem may be worse and sore, cracked and even bleeding nipples can occur. These difficulties may obviously make Breastfeeding painful and unpleasant and can rob the mother of the joy of nursing her baby.

The most common cause of painful and Cracked Nipples is a problem with positioning and although this is theoretically preventable, it is very common as few mothers perfect the art of Breastfeeding immediately. Also, once the damage has occurred, healing may be delayed and difficult, and Breastfeeding painful.

NaturalEco Nipple Conditioning Cream has been specially formulated for nursing moms’ nipples. This cream will naturally condition the skin, prevent damage and infection and encourage healing of any cracks in the nipple, allowing Breastfeeding to be a pleasant and joyous experience once again.

What is Nipple Conditioning Cream?

Nipple Conditioning Cream is a wonderfully soothing and healing cream for painful and Cracked Nipples. It may be used during the last few weeks of Pregnancy to prepare the nipples for Breastfeeding and also once your baby has been born to continue to provide protection and ensure nipple health.

Use NaturalEcos Nipple Conditioning Cream to:

Nipple Conditioning Cream contains the following proven, natural ingredients in a pure, aqueous cream base:

Calc Flour. is a biochemic tissue salt particularly useful for the healing of chapped and cracked skin. Used for nipples, hands and feet and any area of skin exposed to cold or callus-causing friction.

Vitamin E Oil is widely used to promote skin healing, protect cells from free-radical damage and reduce discomfort and itchiness. Many people use Vitamin E products topically to ensure optimal skin health.

Silica is another biochemic tissue salt which is essential in the maintenance of healthy and strong skin and is the main component in all connective body tissues. Silica also stimulates cell metabolism and cell formation, improving strength and resilience of tissue.

Calendula officinalis (Marigold) is an herbal ingredient used to treat skin problems and promote healing of wounds. It is an excellent anti-inflammatory and prevents infection with its anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties. Marigold has been shown to assist the regeneration of damaged skin tissue.

Chamomile soothes skin rashes, irritation and burns. This herb will reduce pain, discomfort, itching and inflammation. Chamomile also speeds up the healing process and prevents bacterial infection.

How do I use Nipple Conditioning Cream?

Before birth: Gently massage into the nipple and surrounding area two to three times daily during last 2 - 3 weeks of Pregnancy.

After birth: After Breastfeeding, wipe the nipple area with a clean damp cloth. Gently massage NaturalEco Organic’s Nipple Conditioning Cream into the nipple and surrounding area. Rinse or wipe clean with a clean warm cloth before the next feed.

Testimonials

‘I really love your Nipple Conditioning Cream! My Cracked Nipples had made Breastfeeding a horrible and painful process and I was even beginning to feel resentful about it. With your wonderful cream and by correcting my technique with the help of a Lactation consultant, my nipples are feeling a lot better and Breastfeeding is once again the joy it used to be. Thank you again Natural Eco!’ Mary-Ann, IL

‘I was very pleased to find your Natural Eco website with the wonderful range of products for Pregnancy and new moms! I had been specifically looking for a natural alternative to lanolin for my nipples which were suffering the ravages of Breastfeeding my son who has recently acquired a few teeth! I was repulsed by the idea of using sheep’s lanolin- which is what my doctor recommended- on my skin, especially as some of this would invariably land up in my son’s mouth. I was thrilled when I found your all-natural Nipple Conditioning Cream and it has certainly done the trick!’ Doreen P. UK

What else can help?

Change your baby’s nursing position and speak to a Lactation consultant if you are having difficulties or are unsure of correct positioning. As incorrect latching and Breastfeeding technique can cause Cracked Nipples, it is best to resolve positioning problems as early as possible to prevent further pain and discomfort.

Nurse your baby often, but for a shorter time. This will provide you with frequent breaks without depriving your baby of all the milk he/she needs. If you don’t nurse at all for several hours your baby will become more hungry and will feed more vigorously (and painfully).

Avoid using Soap, deodorants, powder or anything but clean water on your nipples.

Try to keep the nipple area dry in-between feeds. Wet, soggy and Cracked Nipples will not heal well and are vulnerable to infection!

Exposing your breasts to natural sunlight for about 15 - 20 minutes each day will also help to heal the cracked area and strengthen the skin. However, avoid the sun during 11 am to 3 pm in hot climates to prevent sunburn, especially if you are fair skinned!

Try not to give up too easily. If you are having trouble Breastfeeding, first know that you are not alone. Breastfeeding is a skill to be learnt and doesn’t come naturally to many women. Problems with latching your baby, technique and milk volume are extremely common.

A Breastfeeding consultant will be able to help you with difficulties of technique and positioning as well as provide support, advice and encouragement. The investment into getting it right will be worth it in terms of the future health of your child as well as the opportunity to create that special, deep bond with your baby.

Nipple Conditioning Cream is manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched, natural, safe and effective.

Nipple Conditioning Cream is backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee so you can experience relief risk-free.

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If You Have a Cold but Need to Attend a Meeting

December 21st, 2006

(From Beauty Feng Shui, by Chao-Hsiu Chen (Inner Traditions, 2000).

Heat 2 glasses of cola (try to find a healthy kind) with 10 thick slices of fresh Ginger. Add 2 tablespoons honey and the juice of a Lemon and drink the mixture. (This recipe is very popular in Hong Kong.)

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!

Natural remedy for recovering from childbirth

December 21st, 2006

Herbal Remedy to facilitate the Third Stage of Labor and begin postnatal recovery.

What are AfterBirth Drops and how can they help you?

Once the challenges of labor and Childbirth are over and you are holding your dear new baby in your arms at last, it is time for the third and last stage of labor - the delivery of the Placenta. This is the last hurdle you need to cross before you are home free! While you will probably be feeling excited and elated to be seeing your baby for the first time, exhaustion is normal and understandable after all your hard work in the first two stages of labor.

To facilitate the contractions needed to expel the Placenta and relax the mother after delivery of the baby, many midwives have traditionally used certain Herbs known for their beneficial properties during this final stage of labor.

NaturalEco AfterBirth Drops are formulated with four natural, herbal ingredients chosen for their ability to re-energize, speed up delivery of the Placenta and begin the process of recovery after Childbirth. AfterBirth Drops are also wonderful for promoting production of breast-milk and calming and enhancing mood.

Use NaturalEco’s AfterBirth Drops to:

  • Assist in the expulsion of the Placenta
  • Facilitate the shrinking of the uterus back to its normal size
  • Calm and relax the mother during the third stage of labor
  • Promote natural and trouble-free Breastfeeding

What are the ingredients in NaturalEco’s AfterBirth Drops?

AfterBirth Drops contain the following proven, herbal ingredients:

Cimicifuga racemosa is also known as Black Cohosh and is widely used for relieving the pain of uterine contractions and calming emotional stress. Black Cohosh is also excellent for speeding up the third stage of labor and preventing postpartum bleeding.

Viburnum prunifolium (Cramp Bark) relaxes Tension and stress. This herb also relieves pain, specifically in the pelvic area and originating from the uterus.

Pulsatilla vulgaris (Pasque Flower) is widely used for relief of nervous Tension � its analgesic properties are known to be particularly useful during Childbirth and it is highly effective in treating pain and exhaustion in women. Pasque Flower also improves mood and is useful for preventing post-natal Depression.

Fennel seeds are used primarily for settling the digestive system but are also very effective in promoting breast-Milk Production.

How do I use AfterBirth Drops?

Use during the Third Stage of Labor (expulsion of the Placenta). Add approximately 1/4 cup just boiled water to 5-10 drops of tincture and allow it to cool (this can be prepared up to 24 hours beforehand if you like). Drink as is or dilute further in water or juice. Repeat after 1/2 hour if necessary.

Use under the supervision of a doctor homeopath, naturopath, midwife or doula.

Testimonials

‘I am a firm believer in the use of natural products and used your remedies throughout my Pregnancy. My labor went well and I managed to avoid all types of artificial, medical intervention. By the time I had delivered Kayla, though, I could not believe that I still had to push more to deliver the Placenta! I was ready to collapse from the effort of the previous hours! I am so glad my midwife remembered about my AfterBirth Drops and gave them to me to take. Within minutes I felt motivated, clear-headed and ready to give those last few pushes that were needed of me. Thank you Natural Eco- your products helped me every step of the way!’ Valerie P, WV

‘Thank you for all your wonderful, natural “helpers” for labor. These were recommended to me by the Natural Birthing Center I attended and I really feel that they made the process easier and more positive for me. I ordered your Complete Birth Pack and I particularly loved your Eze-Birth Drops and AfterBirth Drops. These remedies helped me so much when I was feeling desperate and helpless as if I could not go on. Just wanted to let you know that your remedies are making a difference to many Pregnant women and new moms out there!’ Susan, SC

What else can help?

The time immediately following your baby’s birth, even before the Placenta is delivered, is a crucial period for bonding. Of course, you will want to see and cuddle your new little one as much as possible anyway.

Most routine Newborn procedures can be done without taking your baby away, so don’t allow him/her to be separated from you at first, unless it is medically necessary. Procedures such as weighing and eye drops can be delayed for a while.

The most important thing at this stage is for you and your partner to relax and bond with the newest little addition to your family!

AfterBirth Drops are manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well-researched, natural, safe and effective.

AfterBirth Drops are backed by our 60-day money-back guarantee so you can experience relief risk-free.

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For Guaranteed, Effective, 100% Natural Herbal Remedies , please visit Native Remedies

ReflexAromas is where you can find Quality Reflexology Tools, specially-formulated Essential Oil blends for a variety of health conditions, Massage Therapy tools and Crystals.

NaturalEco Organics is where we recommend you go for Organic, natural, chemical-free products and quality remedies for a safe, healthy journey for Mom and Baby, from Pregnancy to baby’s Nursery!

Mountain Rose Herbs is where NHH recommends you purchase all of your Bulk Herbs, Spices, Teas and single oils!

Are you looking for quality Vitamins, diet aids and health Supplements? Visit the Health Supplement Shop - highly recommended by NHH!


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