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, September 21, 2022

A Word....or 2....on Supplements

This topic is one of my favorite 'soap boxes' to stand on....so here goes!

Go to any store now and pick up a OTC (Over The Counter) supplement. I don't care what store, what supplement you choose. You choose what you want by the name & picture on the front, right?? Most don't even bother to look at the back where the ingredient are listed. So here's the deal -- the listing on the back says each capsule/dosage is so many milligrams (mg). You read the ingredients & there are these fillers, binders, needless ingredients listed as well. So if each capsule has say 500 mg of said herb, how can there be that amount in each capsule if all those other fillers, etc. are in there??  The capsule would be huge if that were the case. Most capsules in the OTC supplements are '00' or double ott which holds between 500-600 mg per capsule. Bottom line - if there's fillers in the capsule too, how can there be that amount in the capsule that the bottle states????

Needless ingredients can include rice flour, magnesium steareate, cellulose, silicon dioxide and numerous more that can cause different side effects & can interfere with said supplements effect on what you are trying to accomplish by taking this supplement. 

When you are searching for supplements, try to find the cleanest one possible. Your body doesn't need all the extra 'stuff'. A wholesome tea or tincture or spice might be the better way to go, who knows?!!