Monthly Archives: October 2013

EFT Workshop

“Introduction to Emotional Freedom Technique” in Grande Prairie

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 from 6:30 – 9:30 pm

Since I am going to be in and out of Grande Prairie from now until November 25, registration is required by November 12.

Many people have expressed an interest in this workshop and therefore I recommend that you register as soon as possible.

Please email or call me at 780.532.2464 to register.

If Wednesdays don’t work for you but you would still like to attend an EFT class, please let me know because if there is enough interest I will offer a 2nd class on a different day.

Click here for a course description.

You can also find more information about EFT at my website at rainbowhealing.ca/eft.

REFLEXOLOGY COURSE

Stay tuned for the new dates for the beginning of 2014. Most likely it will happen at the end of February or the beginning of March.

Email with details to follow shortly so that you can mark your calendar well in advance.

FALL

I am just wondering, do we call this season “Fall” because the leaves are falling to the ground? Hopefully all of you get to enjoy this amazing time of the year right now, it has been incredible.

Nature, as it is preparing to rest for the next few months, has been an amazing treat this year: the colours of the leaves, the sky, sunsets and sun rises, the wonder of the ever changing clouds, plants that are starting to bloom as if spring and not snow was around the corner…

It has been hard for me to stay focused on work inside when the outdoors is calling and yes, I am listening: time to go for a quick ride in the bush before attending to clients.

ROSEHIPS: This will probably be the last weekend to pick them for use in the winter. I made the most delicious Rosehip syrup ever!

ROSEHIPS and VITAMIN C

Rosehips are from the Wild Rose (Rosa canina).
They are especially high in vitamin C but also contain vitamin A, B1 and B2 in the pulp. Vitamin C was first discovered in Rosehips. Long before the discovery of vitamin C Rosehip tea was used for the common cold and locally for inflamed and bleeding gums.

Most animals are able to manufacture their own vitamin C but because of a lack of a major enzyme in the human liver, the human body is unable to manufacture its own vitamin C. This is why we need to ensure adequate vitamin C intake through our diet or supplements.
Rosehips also help to maintain healthy collagen, the substance that holds trillions of cells together in our body.

ROSEHIP TEA

Following are two of my favourite ways of preparing Rosehip tea:

1. My preference is to make a cold infusion and let it sit over night or at least a few hours before straining it. Cold infusions have the advantage of preserving the mineral content provided by the herbs.
2. Make a cold infusion and then slowly bring the infusion with the rosehips to simmer to make a decoction.

For instructions of the different water extractions such as cold infusions and decoctions I suggest you refer to disc 1 of the DVD “Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone”.

Change of Seasons

Fall is here – no question about it.

Fall indicates the beginning of a cycle when we focus more inward and for many it means battling colds, flues, bronchitis and other ailments.

Therefore it is especially important to pay attention to our lifestyle in order to be able to support our body and keep the immune system strong.

Following are some suggestions.

  • Eliminate undue stress
  • Make your foods your medicines
  • Eliminate/reduce foods that don’t nourish you and that weaken the immune system such as refined foods, white sugar, alcohol, coffee
  • Exercise regularly, go outside for walks. Dress according to the weather
  • Increase/add vitamin D and C intake (Rosehips are a great source of vitamin C and now is the time to collect and dry them for use in a tea throughout the winter)
  • Garlic: chop a clove fine and swallow it after a meal – it is a great anti-microbial and works as a preventative as well as treatment in case of illness
  • Keep up with the jungle juice (see previous post) at least 3–4 x/week; use sprouts, spinach and other fresh greens
  • In Chinese medicine the lungs and the large intestine are closely connected. So for some of you who tend to get sick with bronchitis for example at this time of the year, make sure your large intestine is functioning properly; regular (daily!) bowel movements are vital (adequate water intake with a health giving diet and exercise). Since the meridian for the large intestine includes the head, nose, and sinuses think “digestion and elimination” if you are plagued with conditions such as congested sinuses, headaches and sore throats. Maybe this could be the root cause and reason for no long-term improvement.

Specific herbal suggestions for the change in seasons to follow next week. Please let me know if you have any specific questions that I might be able to address via Facebook.