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Category Archives: Immune Support

Herbal First Aid for Kids

The Following Teas Are Effective For Many Childhood Illnesses • Elder flowers, boneset (bitter), yarrow with peppermint to induce a cleansing sweat • Catnip/chamomile/rosemary tea to reduce a rash • Mullein/lobelia, chamomile, or scullcap to relax • Catnip, fennel, ginger, chamomile and peppermint for upset stomachs • Elderberry syrup for sore throats and for interrupted sleep caused by coughing • A catnip/lemon balm/cinnamon combo tea for warming against chills • Echinacea drops in water every 4 hours to clear lymph glands and release infection. Note: Use probiotics for children’s health. Acidophilus makes a big difference in both recovery time and immune response. Acidophilus keeps friendly bacteria in Read More...

Essential Oils for Flu Prevention

Pharmacies are advertising flu shots with predictable scare tactics before schools reopen and families get back into more familiar routines. Many health-conscious people gear up for the flu by getting an annual shot but gasp in awe when they come down with it anyway. Whether you blame it on the fact that the vaccine does not defend the body against all strains of influenza or the shot itself is the culprit, flu inoculations do not always work. They also do not prevent or lessen the severity of the common cold, halt stomach bugs, or deter other woes associated with Read More...

Fruit for Breakfast Can Completely Transform Your Health

Waking up to half a watermelon drizzled with lime juice is one of the best ways to start your morning. Eating fruit for breakfast will not only make you think clearer, it will help you lose weight and stimulate the digestive tract to energize the body. Eating a clean and light breakfast in the morning is a great way to transition the body from a fasting state to an eating state. Studies have found that consuming a heavy breakfast inhibits fat oxidation throughout the day – these heavy meals often include animal products like eggs and bacon or sausages. A protein-heavy Read More...

12 Natural Antibiotics

Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. Long before there were pharmaceutical antibiotics – developed in the 1940s, there were foods and herbs that helped guard against infection and disease on a daily basis. Many of these natural defenders are still in use today with holistic healers around the globe. Our ancestors also had a solution for healing, using antibiotics from nature and it would be good to remind ourselves what these antibiotics are and Read More...

Building Stronger Immunities

Your Immune System is Your Bodyguard Your immune system is your bodyguard. It works both pro-actively and protectively to shield you from anything in your world that threatens your life and limb. Is your immune system low? Probably, if you get chronic, continuing infections, colds, and respiratory allergies. In today’s world, a low immune response can be directly related to poor diet and nutrition. Other big factors: prolonged use of antibiotics, steroid drugs or heavy metal pollutants. Keeping the immune system healthy means keeping the whole body (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual) healthy. For many people this includes unlearning the quick fix, Read More...

The Importance of Supplements

Many people ask whether or not they need nutritional supplements if they eat a healthy diet. In a perfect world, no one would need supplements. But given the stress of our modern life, the poor quality of our food supply, and the high load of toxins on our brains and bodies, most of us need a basic daily supply of the raw materials for all our enzymes and biochemistry to run as designed. Over 92 percent of Americans are deficient in one or more vitamins. That doesn’t mean they are receiving less than the amount they need for optimal health. Read More...

Uses for Pura Green

Use Pura Green to: – Take the benefits of vegetables and greens with you.  The ease of use and portability of Pura Green makes it a good option for people who travel and have trouble getting in the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables daily.  –  Decrease inflammation. Many foods that we consume regularly are highly acidic. When your body becomes too acidic, inflammatory issues such as heart disease, arthritis, cancer, respiratory issues, joint problems, and digestive disorders can occur. Neutralizing the acidic foods with alkaline ones, like the greens found in Pura Green, help restore your body’s natural balance. – Give your immune system a boost. The Read More...