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Winter herbs that Heal, Getting Personal and more!

Winter Herbs that Heal

As the days and nights grow cooler it is time to gather Winter Herbs that Heal for those colds and flus. 

The best cure as we know is prevention!

EchinaceaEchinacea_purpurea

As we know a very popular herb for the winter months to treat colds and flu as it is well known for its use in immunity. It stimulates the immune system to mount a more effective response, facilitating the clearance of pathogens and quickening healing.  It belongs to the daisy family which are a group of herbaceous flowering plants called – Asteraceae, so take note if you have known daisy allergies this one may not be for you.

 Let’s get down to the serious part. It’s all in the roots!

Quality matters when it comes to Echinacea. The type and plant part are super important. There are many Echinacea products available which differ according to plant species (E. angustifolia, E.purpurea or E. pallida or combinations of these), plant part (root, leaves or seeds or combination of these), and quality markers (alkylamides, polysaccharides or caffeic acid parts).

Recent research shows that the alkylamides, the unique characteristic phytochemicals are found mostly in the roots of Echinacea angustifolia and Echinacea purpurea and have been shown to be the best choice as markers of immune activity. So next time you are searching for quality Echinacea make sure it has the ones mentioned otherwise you may not get just what you need.

When it comes to herbs you get what you pay for. Go for the best. In a tincture (a prescribed liquid herb by a practitioner), produces a tingle on the tongue when you taste it. It sure does – Ask me for a taste next time you are in. Why not protect and maintain your immunity – take immune boosting herbs before the Winter Blues hit home.

New Cold & Flu Tea Blend from Tea Botanicals is now available: All certified organic ingredients: contains immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, stress relieving and refreshing herbs. De-stress and rebuild your immunity!

Garlic

garlic honey

Garlic is renowned as being one of the earliest traditional documented herbs. The antimicrobial properties were first confirmed by Louis Pasteur in 1958. Garlic contains a variety of compounds including alliin, allinase, amino acids, fibre, lipids and vitamins and minerals.  Garlics antibacterial action has been demonstrated in numerous studies.  Have it raw or encapsulated for its best benefit. With the rise in antimicrobial resistance maybe we all need to get a little more garlic!

Honey infused Garlic Recipe – Immune Boosting! Read more

Ingredients:

  • One head of garlic
  • Raw honey to cover
  • Optional: to spice it up a little add 1 clove and ½ star anise or a couple of black peppercorns.

Method:

  1. Peel the paper layers from each bulb and place into your secure mason jar (or of your choice)
  2. Take the flat side of a large knife and gently press each garlic clove.
  3. Place into the jar and covered completely with raw honey (and spices if desired).
  4. Place lid on the jar and secure tightly. Leave on the bench for 4-5 days until the honey absorbs the healing properties of the garlic and the garlic absorbs some sweetness of the honey.
  5. Place in fridge once ready. Use throughout winter to ward off colds.

Holy Basil – Tulsitulsi tea1

Herbal Tea of the Month: Green Glory

A rich blend of Tulsi, Peppermint with Chinese Green Tea – Replace your morning coffee with a healthy uplifting tea! All certified organic ingredients: Tulsi, Peppermint & Chinese Green Tea, Discount offered until end of July 2015

Tulsi is not the most traditional herb to use to starve away the winter colds and flus however it certainly has some magical herbal properties so it is featured here. Known as the Queens of Herbs in India, it is one of the holiest and most revered of the many plants of the Orient.

Renowned as the ‘Elixir of Life’, Tulsi research offers evidence to suggest it protects against and reduces stress, enhances stamina and endurance, boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, protects against radiation damage. Its great as a tea – refreshing and uplifting – just what you need in the Winter months!

Coming Up – Detox Package

During the months of May and June I presented two workshops:

detoxingRenew the Inner You: Safe Detoxification &

Heal your GUT, Heal your Life which were a great success.

I have now been presented these workshops many times and I have had some fantastic positive feedback from clients. In fact, one client told me that through cutting out the ‘white stuff’ that I mentioned and through following the easy principles she lost 6kg and her friend 10kg. And this wasn’t even planned! Both were seeking greater energy and less fatigue which they achieved as well! I have decided to package the Renew the Inner You into an ebook which contains:

  • How to detox safely, easily and without restriction
  • When is the best time to detox
  • Who to determine when is the best time to detox for you
  • Checklist on how to find out if you need to detox
  • The importance of Detoxing Safely
  • Menu Plan
  • Shopping List
  • Recipes

Supporting Nutritionals will also be available: my protein powder, flower essence, detox tea, and minerals to ensure that the transformation happens easily.

Stay tuned on my website as this will be available real soon www.gaininghealthnaturally.com

More information on my Detox Tea – Detox the Liver, Digestion, Kidneys & Skin

The Healthy Heart Summit

The healthy Heart SummitDo you know that heart disease is way up there as the #1 cause of death for both men and women?

Heart expert, Dr. Steven Masley created The Healthy Heart Summit to address the misinformation that exists on lifestyle and heart disease. There are many myths still believed. The 30 Healthy Heart Summit expert speakers will give you the most current information about avoiding (and recognizing the signs) of heart disease, along with life-changing advice on how to live your life with a healthy heart so that you can learn how to give you and your family a long, happy life together. NB: This information is to assist you along your journey toward greater health and is not suggesting that you remove your heart medication. This always needs to be discussed with your doctor.

Register here: The Healthy Heart Summit

Getting Personal…

Karen Green May 2015

Much change has occurred for my partner and I this year, how about you?  With an exciting venture to lecture in Brisbane and also on the Sunshine Coast my partner and I recently moved.  For practicality reasons we moved closer to Brisbane (we are only an hour away). Currently I am teaching Herbal Medicine and Naturopathic Philosophy to the next generation of Naturopaths and Herbalists. This is something I always wanted to do!  

I am still consulting on the Sunshine Coast – once or twice a month, in Newcastle every 3-4 months, the Gold Coast on demand when needed and of course online via skype or Phone and in our home at Margate.

At present I have clients in Newcastle, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Brisbane so don’t hesitate to forward my details on. I am passionate about educating and helping others heal and transform their health.

Due to rising modern day costs and I’m sure you understand these, my consultations have now increased. It has been sometime since I have done this. See my website for further details www.gaininghealthnaturally.com

Much change has occurred for my partner and I this year, how about you?  With an exciting venture to lecture in Brisbane and some on the Sunshine Coast my partner and I recently moved.  For practicality reasons we moved closer to Brisbane. Currently I am teaching Herbal Medicine and Naturopathic Philosophy to the next generation of Naturopaths and Herbalists. This is something I always wanted to do!  

I am still consulting on the Sunshine Coast – once a month, in Newcastle on demand and via skype or Phone. For more information click here gaininghealthnaturally

At present I have clients in Newcastle, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Brisbane so don’t hesitate to forward my details on. I am passionate about helping others heal and transform their health.

Due to rising modern day costs  and I’m sure you understand those, my consultations have now increased. See my website for further details.

Inspirational Quote:

”The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance”.                                                 Nathaniel Branden. 

Gaining Health Naturally Naturopathy Brisbane, Sunshine Coast Qld

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