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.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

In My Humble Opinion.....

This is something I been thinking about for a while now. Granted, I don't have degrees in many different things in the medical field, not that I would trust them anyway. I don't trust big pharma or the medical field. I have heard too many stories of people being used as guinea pigs. So why is it ok for the drs. to keep giving scripts, shots, tests in hopes of finding something that works??? In the meantime, the "patient's" body can have adverse reactions to said meds/scripts/drugs/tests. The scripts don't cure, they mask symptoms, not to mention the side effects!!! Then they have the audacity to come down on the natural healers where most of us know what we are doing and there is usually an herb or essential oil to fix the illness. Now granted there IS a place for drs....trauma, broken bones, heart attacks, strokes, etc.

We find people running to doctors for the simplest things. If you believe in the natural health, then why not use such products daily to help keep you healthy, instead of waiting until it really gets bad, then go to the ER or your Dr.?? I don't know, I am confused with all that!! I read & see it so much now. You wake up one morning & feel like crap...runny nose, sore throat, body aches, etc. Start taking your herbs, essential oil stuff immediately!!! People need to pay attention to their environment, foods, restaurants, etc. Stress is a big factor in causing illness in the body...an imbalance.  I have already heard & seen  many people that are already sick and it isn't even fall yet. If people don't start getting a hold on this stuff and paying attention and building up your immune systems, all hell is gonna break loose during this cold/flu season....it was bad last year, this year could be worse!!! I don't mean to spread fear, etc. but these are facts.

I live in an area where the fall/winter is THE busy tourist season and when these people come flooding in, they bring their germs from their area. Lots of hugging, I've missed you and that kind of stuff going on which spreads it even further. As we age our immune system can & does get compromised. If it's not strong enough to fight it, then you will get sick. When I am out & about, especially to a store like walmart for example and after I put everything away, I wash my hands with tea tree soap before I even consider putting food in my mouth!!! Either my tea tree soap for my hands or my hand sanitizer which I always have with me.

I base a lot of products in my business to help build the immune system and keep it healthy. Of course good eating habits are first and foremost, in my humble opinion. Lot of citrus, fruits, veggies and even proteins!!! But when you start feeling icky, run down, fatigued, etc. you should start right away doing something about it. I make a great product called Oil of Oregano and it's an edible essential oil blend that jump starts that immune system and helps the body fight the illness. Of course the krud kicker is infamous out here as it helps with this krud that goes around every season because of the influx of people. The Herbmama's Detox Blend gently detoxes the body and helps to build the immune system slow and deliberate. The Astragalus Tincture build the immune system over time and protects organs and can even help with the big "C"!! Oh and don't forget the mighty Elderberry....in tincture form, of course. The thing with these is you can use/take them as often as you wish, every hour if need be!! It just continues to help the body fight. People have just used them once & expect it to magically work, well they DO work, just not that fast and with that small of an amount. You have to take enough so it gives your body something to fight with!!! Get it??!!!

I'm not just writing this to promote the biz, I'm trying to let people know, make you aware of what's coming. If it's all starting now, in August, what could be down the road for the normal, regular cold/flu season??? We, as a people, need to wake up and realize how much worse it can get. I've already seen reports, etc. where the infamous flu shot causes more harm than good...imagine!!!

This blog is strictly my opinion, but I have studied for over 20 yrs reading, researching, etc. even tho I have no degrees, I have smarts, I know what I know. Just trying to spread the word and get it out there!!! Be blessed with good health!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Celtic vs Himalayan Sea Salts

Many believe Himalayan salt is the purest on Mother Earth. "It's history dates back to creation, it's believed to be composed of dried remanents  of the original primal sea." AKA pink gold, it's a beautiful pinkish color & contains all 84 of the minerals & elements found in the human body. Drs. of 'functional medicine' report that consuming it regularly can be beneficial to the following:

  • Regulate the water content throughout your body
  • Promote healthy pH balance in your cells (particularly your brain cells)
  • Promote blood sugar health and can help reduce the signs of aging
  • Assist in the generation of hydroelectric energy in cells in your body
  • Absorb food particles through your intestinal tract
  • Support respiratory health
  • Promote sinus health
  • Prevent muscle cramps
  • Promote bone strength
  • Regulate your sleep
  • Support your libido
  • Promote vascular health
  • Regulate your blood pressure with sufficient water and potassium intake

  • Celtic sea salt is comparable to the health benefits of the 'pink gold' salt & is another ancient commodity! It's a grayish hue & is naturally harvested in Brittany, France near the Celtic Sea. It uses a 2,000 year old celtic method which is crucial to preserving it's life-giving nutritional value. It's interesting to note this salt retains it's moisture content & is moist to the touch no matter how its stored! The actual name....Celtic Sea Salt is apparently a registered trademark, just FYI. It is also highly beneficial for:

    1. Alkalize the body
    2. Balance blood sugars
    3. Eliminate mucus buildup
    4. Build immunity
    5. Improve brain function
    6. Increase energy
    7. Provide electrolyte balance
    8. Promote restful sleep
    9. Prevent muscle cramps
    10. Regulate heartbeat and blood pressure
    So see, they both have amazing health properties in them!!! I have to admit, I haven't tried the celtic one, but I have been using the pink gold one for years!!!!

    Thank you Dr. Axe for all your hard work and this information!!!

    Salt....It's Benefits & More!!!

    There's been much talk about Himalayan or pink salt as it's also coined. It should be used daily and contains 84....84 trace minerals!! The high quality sea salt contains only 60 & that's IF it's a good sea salt. As of late the sea salt is getting processed the same as the table salt we all recognize -- adding worthless harmful ingredients, process out all the goodness, which leaves it one big toxic seasoning!!

    Sodium works in the body in the following way....water follows salt, meaning if you increase sodium intake too much, water retention occurs as well. But at the same time a loss in sodium can result in possible dehydration & extreme thirst. By consuming a good sea salt daily, it helps your body to balance your sodium-potassium ratio. These are 2 electrolytes that work together to ensure a proper fluid balance, including cell walls, blood plasma, extra cellular fluids & transmission of electrical signals throughout the body. It's also good to remember it helps to regulate blood volume and thus blood pressure.

    Since these salts are minimally processed, they are able to retain much of their natural mineral content. They contain so many electrolytes that help regulate your heart beat to allowing muscles to contract so you can move. It's essential for proper brain, muscle & nervous system functions. So too much isn't good as is too little. Talk about a delicate balance!!

    Too little salt can also have an impact on digestive health as well. Not enough can lead to insufficient amounts of hydrochloric acid (HCL), so if you have low stomach acid, it can seriously throw off your digestive system. It contains chloride & that is the building blocks of stomach acid. Having enough stomach acid also helps our bodies to absorb vitamins, minerals & B12.

    Sea salt is produced by the evaporation of sea water, either by open-air solar process or a quicker vacuum evaporation process. When you consume the sea salt(s) that are unrefined -- that's the salt that contains more of it's natural health properties. Also be sure it does not say "sodium chloride" as it's main ingredient, this means it just as refined as the processed table salt.

    As a result of 2 controlled group studies, results were found that the Himalayan salt is highly effective in helping to stabilize pH & oxidative stress in the body.

    Limit your sodium consumption, weather it be the 'pink' salt or not, to 2300 mg/day or 1500 mg/day if you suffer from high blood pressure. According to recommendations from these reputable websites.

    draxe.com, livestrong.com & himalayancrystalsalt.com