Welcome to my blog!!! I have been an herbalist & an aromatherapist for over 20 years!! My blog is over 10 years old & there are over 100 informative blogs here. Not only do I have hopes of teaching the masses, I too, have learned a lot during my research on different topics! There's always new & updated information in the herbal & essential oil worlds. There are blogs on herbs, essential oils, nutrition, supplements, different modalities of healing and just a little bit of everything!! Maybe in reading my blogs, just one person will come away with a bit of knowledge that they might be able to help themselves or another human being, I would consider that to be a great blessing.....

Over the years I have had several businesses. It seems I can't get away from seeing if a certain herb or essential oil can help a fellow human and that's usually how it starts. I am now in Arizona and I was asked again if I would be interested in starting another herbal business!! We now have Herbs 4 Health!! Providing numerous herbs....herbal blends....single essential oils...essential oil blends....minerals....tinctures all to help the body to heal itself.

The information in these blogs is not meant in any way shape or form to plagiarize, for I have never said this is all MY work. It is a compilation of reputable informative websites, my 'go to' books I have always depended upon & my own knowledge. I gather & put together information to help people learn & this way they can come back here to help remind themselves of said information instead of 'where oh where did I find that on the world wide web'. Seems to me it's just better & easier.

DISCLAIMER: All the information in these blogs do not diagnose, treat or heal any type illness or disease.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Minerals Copper, Germanium, Gold & Iodine

Copper is most concentrated in the liver, heart, kidneys, brain, bones & muscles and it's essential in the blood. Trace amounts are present in all body tissues. Without copper, iron cannot be assimilated as they work together in the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells. Other enzyme activities also require copper. It increases healing by increasing the protein metabolism and improves vitamin C. Low or high copper levels can be found in those with mental & emotional problems. Copper helps rid the body of parasites and is beneficial for graying and thinning hair.

Indications of insufficient copper may be: allergies, kawasaki disease, anemia, liver cirrhosis, aneurysm, osteoporosis, arthritis, oppressed breathing (COPD), dry brittle hair, parasites, edema, parkinson's disease, gulf war syndrome, reduced glucose tolerance, hernias, ruptured disc, high blood cholesterol, skin eruptions or sores, hypo & hyper thyroid, white or gray hair, hair loss/baldness, varicose veins, hearth disease & wrinkled skin.

Germanium is one of the most dynamic new discoveries of trace elements necessary for optimum nutritional health. Germanium increases the level of activity of various organs and helps to detox harmful pollutants and stop germ activity. It posses the ability to act as an electrical semiconductor, helping correct distortions in the areas of the body's electrical fields. Germanium continues to be researched for all its possible supplementary applications.

Indications of insufficient germanium may be: asthma, leukemia, breast cancer, lung cancer, bladder cancer, neuralgia, cardiac insufficiency, nephritis, hypertension, neurotic disorders, hepatic cirrhosis, softening of brain tissue...it is believed to act as an anti-cancer agent and is effective for viral, bacterial and fungal infections.

Gold promotes and enhances the body's natural defenses against illness and promotes vitality and longevity. Gold has been found to improve glandular function. It helps the body to relax. Some people report that after taking gold for an extended period of time, it raises energy levels. It is also believed that gold helps repair damanged DNA. Gold is effective against joint inflammation and when used with aspirin for arthritis, relieves pain, sometimes given in injectable form for severe arthritis. Gold does not stop the pain, but is believed to have anti-inflammatory effects.

Indications of insufficient gold may be: autoimmune deficiencies, arthritis, gland dysfunction, brain dysfunction, heat flashes, chills, insomnia, cancer, joint inflammation, circulatory disorders, night sweats, depression, obesity, digestive disorders, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), drug/alcohol addiction, neutralizes flouride poisoning.

Iodine is one of the most vital of the biochemical elements. It mainly affects the thyroid, which not only controls many important functions in the body, but also keeps us in a quickened state of health. Iodine restores heat & assists calcium in the repair and building of tissue in the body. Iodine is stored mostly in the thyroid and in smaller amounts in the muscles, skin and bones. The thyroid gland secretes iodine. Hormones produced by the thyroid regulate and control the metabolism of the body, increasing the assimilation of salts. They also control digestion, heart rate, body temperature, nervous system, reproductive system and body weight. Iodine protects the brain by destroying harmful toxins and helps neutralize toxins in the rest of the body. It aids in the assimilation of calcium and silicon. Skin problems such as dry or scaly skin are indicative of an iodine deficiency. An elevated ongoing intake of iodine would be required in order to produce iodine toxicity. Allergic reactions to iodine occur occasionally, manifesting as skin rashes or acne.

Indications of insufficient iodine may be: acne, hyper or hypothyroidism, lethargy, depression, miscarriages, frustration, scaly or dry skin, hair loss, thyroid goiter (tumor), sterility, infertility, hormonal imbalance.

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