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.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The Minerals Potassium & Selenium....

Potassium is called the "alkalizer". It neutralizes acids and restores alkaline salts to the blood stream. Again...a mineral that requires other minerals to be effective. Potassium works with sodium in all cells including nerve synapses to maintain or restore membrance function and assist in metabolic processes. Potassium is critical to cardiovascular and nerve function, regulating the transfer of nutrients into cells and facilitating muscle energy. It also regulates water balance, assists recuperative powers, aids in detoxing acids to leave the joins so stiffness eases. It's vital for the elimination of wastes, is a natural pain desensitizer, helps control convulsions, headaches & migraines, promotes faster healing of cuts, bruises and other injuries and generally contributes to a sense of well being. Potassium is stored in the muscles.

Indications of insufficient potassium may be: bad circulation, insomnia, bluish tint to skin, intestinal pain, chronic fatigue syndrome, muscle weakness, diabetes, oppressive breathing, earaches, pain in the eyes, edema, prolapsed uterus, headaches, swollen glands, heart palpitations, heart attacks, tissue anemia, hypertension & water retention.

A major essential trace mineral that works with vitamin E in metabolic functions. It promotes normal body growth, enhances fertility, encourages tissue elasticity and is a potent antioxidant that naturally reduces the retention of toxic metals in the body. Selenium is crucial for the proper functioning of the heart muscle and there is evidence that it can help the body fight cancer. The people of Norfolk, England are said to be among some of the longest-lived & scientists attribute that to the high concentrations of selenium in the soils. A low level of selenium has long been associated with higher cancer rates. Selenium is stored in muscle and other tissues, as well as in the liver & kidneys. It also enhances the effectivenes of vitamin E & this info has been known since 1957!

Indications of insufficient selenium may be: age spots, prostate cancer, liver spots, immune deficiencies, alzheimer's, infertility, anemia, multiple sclerosis, cancer, muscular dystrophy, cardiomyopathy, muscular weakness, cirrhosis of the liver, pancreatic atrophy, cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, fatigue, parkinson's, fibromyalgia, premature aging, heart disease, scoliosis, heart palpitations, sickle cell anemia, AIDS, SIDS & hot flashes.

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