Restart Your Health

As we are all coming out of hibernation from an icy cold winter, please come visit us at Nature’s Remedy on 26 Monroe Street in Ellicottville, NY.  We offer an excellent line of supplements, a variety of healthier foods, safe bath and body products, great conversations and lots of laughs.  Drop in or make an appointment for a free 15-minute consultation and let us further explain what we do and how you can get started on a “Phase 1” natural healing program.  Below I’ve listed seven “Phase 1” mini-programs that can help kick-start your health and wellness journey.

PROSTATE HEALTH

Do you experience: Incomplete emptying while urinating? Increased sensation to urinate? Increased urination frequency? Difficulty starting/stopping urination? Weak urine stream? Getting up at night to urinate (nocturia)? Waking up your partner when you get up at night?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, you may be experiencing Benign Prostatic Hypertrophy (BPH), often present in aging men. (Consult with your physician for proper diagnosis.)

The enlargement of the prostate compresses the urethra, causing problems with urinating. Why does the prostate enlarge? With advancing aging, the rate of production of DHT increases.  DHT is converted by an enzyme from testosterone.  It is a hormone that causes the prostate to increase. Most BPH medications bind to the enzyme in order to decrease the production of DHT. But side effects may occur because that enzyme is used for other reactions in the body.

There’s great news for men with BPH! Equolibrium is a clinically proven natural product for prostate health shown to reduce the symptoms of BPH. It features daidzein (an isoflavone found in various plants) that when combined with our intestinal bacteria, produces a compound called equol. Equol concentrates in the prostate and binds directly to DHT in order to inhibit the growth of the prostate and decrease the above-mentioned symptoms all with no reported side effects … except maybe better sleep for you and your partner!

ANXIETY

Anxiety is an unpleasant feeling of dread over something unlikely to happenand is not considered to be a normal reaction to a perceived stressor (Abnormal Psychology). These reactions can manifest as mental, emotional, physical, relational and behavioral dysfunctions. Our “brains hurt.” We feel overwhelmed, nervous and worrisome. Muscle tension takes over. Sometimes we pull away from loved ones and fixate on numbing ourselves with an addiction. No one enjoys feeling this way! Yet no one is immune to anxiety in our modern day world.

Anxiousless (or as some people insist on calling it … AnxiousLessNess) has been the most effective product I have used in my practice for about 90% of people. Its proprietary blend consists of Sceletium tortuosum extract (a plant from South Africa) and l-theanine (an amino acid) combined to provide a calming but NOT sedative effect on the nervous system while also improving the mood. The anti-anxiety effect of 1-2 capsules is seen in 30-45 minutes with additional reported improvements in mood, sleep, muscle tension, focus, concentration, “stage performance” and social anxiety.

WEIGHT LOSS

My first In.Form weight loss program was completed on April 14. The women in this group were amazing, losing over 100 pounds between the ten of us! For three months we all followed a fulfilling essential meal plan with two shakes/day, drank more water, exercised, cleansed and took supplements based on each person’s needs. The group support and individualized coaching allowed for great success.

This program is not a diet and its results are more than weight loss. In.Form provides all the tools needed to change your lifestyle and dramatically improve your health. Benefits include more energy, better moods, improved sleep, glowing skin, decreased inflammation, more mobility, increased libido, effective immune function and a renewed excitement for life.

If this is something that interests you, please call about our next class, which will run May 12 through August 4, Monday nights from 6:30-8:00pm. (Limited spaces!)

PAIN

Recently I had the most wonderful experience with a male client who came to see me for knee pain. Although skeptical at first, he proceeded to share his positive experience with a majority of the town only after two sessions. I truly appreciate his openness to energy medicine and his promotion of my services.

If, for any reasons, you are experiencing pain and inflammation which is causing decreased mobility, a loss of range of motion and downer to your day, then please consider taking advantage of the following promotion: For one hour you will experience three very effective therapies that release restrictions in connective tissue, relax the entire body and bring blood flow to injured areas. While lying and relaxing on an Amethyst Biomat (far infrared heat), enjoy the healing energies of Craniosacral Therapy, a light touch energy medicine that releases restrictions in the connective tissue found throughout your entire body in various forms (ligaments, tendons, within muscle, over the spine, in the brain and even at the cellular level). At the same time, In Light Wellness System pads (near infrared light) are placed directly on injured sites. This FDA cleared medical device is used locally to open the blood vessels for improved blood flow to a restricted area.  This triad has been successful for reducing pain and inflammation.

Mention this article and receive one session for $75 (from $95) or a package of five for $345 (from $475)

ENVIRONMENTAL ALLERGIES

Here comes the pollen … and with it your upper and lower respiratory problems. Believe it or not, you DO NOT have to suffer with these problems year after year. Although there are many alternatives available, here are five ways to begin to improve your body’s reaction to the environment.

1) Start a detox. I would suggest Tiao He Cleanse that will detoxify your burdened liver, move the bowels and cleanse the cells of your body. Cleansing improves your immune response to environmental and allergens.

2) Take 3 capsules of Probiotic 11 on an empty stomach twice/day to re-colonize the good bacteria in your body.

3) Tei fu oil smells like Vick’s but is extremely effective at opening up the nasal passages and bronchodilating the lungs for improved breathing. Place in/under the nose, in the ears and on the chest and use with steam inhalation and in a humidifier.

4) Sinus Support is a combination of herbs used as an anti-microbial and to open up the nasal passages when there is inflammation that causes mouth breathing and sinus headaches.

5) Liquid Chlorophyll is from alfalfa and mulberry leaves. It is a powerful all-body detoxifier while also alkalizing the body against acidity. The great taste of spearmint makes for a delicious way to drink your water!

SPRING DETOX

Here is an easy yet effective spring detox. Clean Start includes a delicious fiber powder to be mixed with water and 4 capsules that detox the body from environmental toxins and stimulate the bowels to move. This cleanse is done twice per day for 14 days and should be included with one shake/day (see suggestion below), 4 capsules of Probiotic 11 twice/day on an empty stomach and ½ lemon in water twice/day.

MULTIVITAMIN

Many people ask me for multivitamin suggestions. I have had great success personally and with many clients using the following shake recipe as a multivitamin/mineral supplement. What I love about it is that the products are from whole foods and super foods and it tastes great!

One cup non-dairy milk (almond, coconut, flax, hemp or macadamia - please no soy), one cup water, frozen berries of your choice, 1 scoop Love and Peas, 1 scoop Nature’s Harvest, 1 ounce Ionic Minerals, 1 Tbsp chia seeds and 1 Tbsp hemp seeds. Other things to add: cacao powder, powdered peanut butter (less fat and less allergens), Ultimate GreenZone or flax seed meal.

I deeply believe in the true naturopathic philosophy of healing from the inside out through lifestyle changes, detoxification, proper nutrition, herbal medicines, nature and stimulating our internal, energetic vital forces. Healing in this way is a commitment of time, money, energy and patience. But no one regrets it and most people never go back to their unhealthy ways once they experience how great they feel on the path of health.

The modalities used in my office include homeopathy, craniosacral therapy, herbal medicines, vitamin, mineral and amino acid supplementation, nutrition, detoxification methods, far infrared heat, near infrared light, iridology, ionic detox foot baths, hydrotherapy and lifestyle coaching. Please contact me any time to discuss how we can help you!

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