Hail to the beautiful women of the world! This month’s column is for you! Compiled below is a “Natural Health Kit for Women,” providing you with ideas for common ailments, weight loss, increased energy, improved health and relaxing therapies.* All the products, information and services are available at Nature’s Remedy, 26 Monroe Street in Ellicottville, NY, phone 716-699-4372 (or 716-353-0786 for Dr. Kristina). Please call or stop by Nature’s Remedy at any point for your free body system’s consultation in order to find the right combination of supplements and therapies for you.
Ok ladies! This is our #1 complaint … (or maybe tied with low energy and stress/anxiety). For most of us, calories in/calories out doesn’t work. Neither do quick fixes.
Is your weight gain from eating too much and not exercising enough? Or is it more complicated than that? Reproductive, thyroid or adrenal hormonal imbalances, food intolerances, emotional turmoil, stress, neurotransmitter dysfunction, GMO foods and the need for detoxification are all possible reasons for the body’s difficulty in losing weight.
For the month of June only, I want to offer you a 30-minute consultation for $25 including questionnaires, an intake and an individualized plan for initiating weight loss. Follow-ups as often as desired will be $15 for 20 minutes to help you reach your goals of continuing and maintaining weight loss.
CHILAXIN’ & RELAXIN’
This is my response to “Wathca doin’?” … “Chillaxin’!” Men can chillax much easier then women as a whole. I want you to give yourself permission to slow down … then stop … then reverse gears and do something that fills up your tank. This always makes us better at what we do and happier in who we are as women!
Move:Walk, run, hike, zumba, yoga, pilates, dance or work out in your yard while getting yard work done … but You Gotta Move It, Move It! Grab a partner and GO!
Hobbies: What are your top three favorite things to do? Start with one and go for it!
Essential Oils:Come to the store and we will help you make a spritzer of calming oils. These oils not only smell terrific, but they affect the nervous system through the olfactory nerve, calming anxiety, anger and irritability. Use as alternatives to perfumes, added scents to your chemical free detergents and cleaning products, or in soothing bath.
Supplements: Magnesium Complex (250mg 1-2 times/day) is relaxing to the nervous system, the large intestine and muscles, allowing the body to handle stress and sleep better. Stress Relief (1 capsule/day)is a Chinese herbal combination used to reduce excessive “fire” energy, therefore “pacifying the spirit” and relieving anxiety and excitability. Stress-J (3 capsules or ½ teaspoon as needed) is a nervine herbal combination for reducing stress and tension, especially when combined with bowel problems. Nutri-Calm (2 tablets with breakfast and 2 with dinner) is a combination of all the B-vitamins plus minerals and calming herbs for high-strung women who feel depleted from nervous stress, therefore increasing energy while producing a sense of calmness. Adaptamax (3 capsules with two meals/day) is an adatagenic formula helping the body to deal with stress, fight fatigue, battle aging and improve immune function. It is best for A-blood types whereas Suma is best for O-blood types.
Therapies:CranioSacral Therapy is a light touch physical, energy medicine that releases restrictions in the connective tissue, providing deep relaxation. Most of my clients fall asleep and describe the treatment as a deep internal massage. This type of thereapy is also great for injuries, motor vehicle accidents and post-surgeries. You can experience this therapy on an Amethyst Biomat, which is extremely healing as its crystalline properties are heated, giving off an infrared energy. Detox Foot Spas are also relaxing in addition to helping the body’s innate detoxification process. The foot spa is followed by 10 minutes of reflexology with Tei fu Lotion.
ENERGY AND SLEEP
Who couldn’t use more energy? Quick fixes are a must in this case. Try Solstic Energy(one packet in water) for an instant pick-me-up in the middle of the day.Bee Pollen(swallow 3 capsules as needed or dissolve it directly under the tongue) also provides an instant energy boost. Spirulina(3 capsules 1-3 times/day) is blue-green algae containing high amounts of protein, enzymes and essential fatty acids. Energ-V(2 capsules as needed) is a combination of adaptogens for adapting to stress, herbs for the adrenal and thyroid glands, iron for potential anemia, superfoods and herbs for the immune system. Also available are Licorice Root Extract(one teaspoon held under the tongue and swallowed as needed), and B-Complex(2 capsules with breakfast, 2 with dinner) to replenish often depleted B vitamins needed for energy, mood and stress.
On the flip side, ample sleep is very important to our overall health and well-being. Melatonin (start with one capsule ½ hour before sleep; increase to two if one is not enough; increase to three if two is not enough) is produced by the pineal gland from serotonin when light is turned off at night. Often times with age or stress, melatonin production is diminished, causing an inability to fall asleep or wakeful sleep throughout the night. If the cause of low melatonin is due to low serotonin, then tryptophan or 5HTP Power (one hour before bed) with B-complex (2 with breakfast, 2 with dinner)will help the production of melatonin. Herbal Sleep (3 capsules before bed) is a combination of herbs to help the body relax before falling asleep. Or try Kava Kava (start with 1 capsule) if the body has a lot of muscle tension. A simple and personal favorite that seems to be helping most people is Magnesium Complex (3 right before sleeping) or Natural Calm, which helps the nervous system and muscles to relax.
COMMON FEMALE AILMENTS
UTIs:Cranberry/Buchu(2 capsules every hour until relief, then every two hours, etc.) contains D-Mannose, which prevents E. coli from adhering to the urinary tract walls. (75% of UTIs are caused by E. coli.) Uva ursi (2 capsules every hour until relief, then every two hours, etc.) is an herbal diuretic with strong infection fighting properties for the kidneys and bladder. (Do not use if you are pregnant, and be aware that it is normal for this herb to turn the urine dark green.) JP-X (2 capsules every hour until relief, then every two hours, etc.) can be used instead of Uva ursi. It contains Uva ursi with other herbs to soothe urinary tract and kill infections. *Silver Shield (1 teaspoon 4 times/day) can be taken to effectively and quickly kill infections in the body. Proven protocol: 2 oz. every hour for 4 hours. Simple. Also apply Silver Shield Gel topically to soothe the urethral opening. Cranberry Juice concentrate (100% juice, no juice added) can also be added to water to help flush the urinary tract. Last but not least, Probiotic 11 should be used to replenish the good bacteria in the urinary tract.
Yeast Infections: Silver Shield Gel inserted with a MonoStat-like applicator can be applied every hour until the burning stops; then continue three times/day. Tea Tree Suppositories (one every night for 7 nights) are also very effective. Alkalize the body with dark leafy greens, especially juiced and with Liquid Chlorophyll ES. Again,Probiotic 11 should be taken to replenish the good bacteria.
Low Libido:Women’s X-Action (3 capsules with breakfast, 3 with dinner) is a combination of herbs to support the female reproductive organs and to increase sexual desire. Add to this Maca (2 capsules with breakfast, 2 with dinner). Maca is a South American herb that first increases adrenal function, then energy, then libido. AND add one Solstic Cardio in water. We hear great reports! (For men: Men’s X-Action Reloaded (2 capsules with Breakfast, 2-5 capsules before sexual activity)with one Solstice Cardio per day.
Sunscreen: ECOlogical skin care (sold at Nature’s Remedy) is manufactured in Australia and has been given the highest ranking for sunscreens by the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep evaluation. Their non-nana, uncoated Zinc oxide delivers superior protection and is non-whitening and non-greasy. The formulas are also loaded with antioxidants and botanical extracts. ECO Body, Face and Baby are 30+ SPF. (Note: do not use sunscreens that contain titanium dioxide or nana-particle, coated Zinc oxide products.)
Sunburns:ApplySilver Shield skin gel and topical Herbal Skin Treatment both as often as needed. Also add high amounts of water and omega 3s.
Moisturizers:ECO has a Daily Skin Repair bio-marine mist to lock in moisture and restore minerals. I also recommend cold-pressed extra virgin Coconut Oil. Our skin absorbs anything we apply to it, therefore, a great rule of thumb is to use only products on our skin that could be ingested.
ATTEND A NATURAL HEALTH CLASS
“We Are What We Eat & SO Much More!”classes will be held every Monday night from 7-8pm in the store at Nature’s Remedy starting June 3 and running through Aug. 26. We will discuss weight loss, food theory, recipes, energy, detoxification and supplements in addition to walks-and-talks, documentaries and interactive group fun. Each class is $5 and each week will provide practical information on how to eat and live healthier. Call the store at 716-699-4372 for more info.)
SUPER Foods: I recommend this Super Food Shake for energy, mood, longevity, improvement of health concerns and sleep: 1 scoop Love & Peas (yellow and green pea protein with many other Super Foods), 1 scoop Nature’s Harvest (more Super Foods), 1 scoop Ultimate GreenZone (raw dehydrated greens), 1 teaspoon bee pollen and 1 tablespoon hemp seeds or chia seeds. Mix all ingredients into desired amount of coconut, almond, brown rice, hemp or flax seed milk. Blend with frozen berries and one banana. Enjoy!
*These ideas are not meant to be substitutes for proper pediatric allopathic care. They are meant to be added to it and used together with it.This information is NOT intended to treat, cure, diagnose, nor be a substitute for the proper diagnostic assessments and treatments prescribed by your doctor. Naturopathic doctors are not PCPs, so always consult with your doctor for your health care needs. This article is only intended for your information, at your discretion and supplementing your allopathic care.