The flu season is once again upon us and I heard on the news that free vaccinations are available in Alberta for anyone over the age of 6 months.
How about an alternative that involves healthy lifestyle choices to support the immune system and a preventative approach with a homeopathic regime?
Many people, young and old, have since many years successfully used a treatment protocol that includes the following remedies.
1. Immune system fortifier
2. An anti-bacterial
3. An anti-viral
4. Vitamin D ? high quality drops
(See more detailed information on these products below)
The protocol can be implemented as a preventative measure throughout the fall and winter and stepped up in case of an acute infection.
For infants under the age of 6 months you can apply the anti-viral and anti-bacterial formulas externally. It really works.
Total cost $84 (instead of $110) as long as supplies last. With the purchase of the ?combo? you will receive detailed information and instructions.
Please call 780.532.2464 if you are interested in purchasing the flu season package.
For all conditions of immune deficiency incl. autoimmune disorders causing an increased susceptibility to infectious disease; rebuilds and regulates the immune system. During the flu & cold season it is best combined with Bio 87 (anti-bacterial) & Bio 88 (anti-viral).
For all bacterial infections including strep and staph infections; stimulates and supports the immune system and prevents imbalances of bacteria in the organism.
For all viral infections including influenza, cold sores, mono, influenza, Epstein Barr virus; helps to build up natural defenses against viruses and shortens recovery time from acute infections.
VITAMIN D ? DROPS
Vitamin D helps protect a number of important functions in the body including the proper functioning of the immune system. According to some literature it is an effective prevention for the flu; as well it helps ward off many chronic immune related ailments; Also recommended for SAD (Seasonal Affected Disorder) during the winter months.
1. Cut out all mucous forming foods, especially dairy and wheat as well as all foods you know you are sensitive to.
2. Change your diet to at least 70% raw and drink lots of carrot juice and green smoothies.
3. Drink lots of good water ? city water is typically full of chemicals and not recommended for consumption on a regular basis.
4. Keep the chest warm with appropriate clothing.
5. Apply poultices to the chest, i.e. onion poultice or castor oil pack (see DVD ?Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone?, Disc 2 for instructions)
6. Cough Syrup ? homemade, simple yet effective:
Cut up an onion, place in glass jar and cover with honey (honey can be hard; the juice of the onion will liquefy the honey).
Let sit for several hours to several days and strain. Take 1 tsp. as needed.
7. Herbs to use are the ones with anti-microbial properties such as Garlic and Thyme and expectorants for example Mullein (Verbascum thapsus), Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) and Fenugreek seed (Trigonella foenum-graecum).
You can find good combination teas for the support of the respiratory system at the health food stores.
Have you ever worried or wondered about your cholesterol levels or the statin drugs prescribed by physicians to lower cholesterol?
To anybody interested in this subject matter I highly recommend that you watch two documentaries on this controversial topic. Links provided below.
Both documentaries are well researched and presented and provide great insights into this topic.
15 – 20% off EVERYTHING in Stock
(Except for candles and hemp hearts)
If you have an appointment and think about browsing, I suggest you come early enough to shop beforehand.
If you do not have an appointment, call me at 780.532.2464 to arrange for a time.
NO phone or mail orders.
Cash or cheques only except for purchases over $250.
Stay warm during the forecasted winter storm.
Green & white blessings,
EFT WORKSHOP ? 2nd Class, December 3, 2013
Please note: First class is full.
Introduction to EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)
1. Wednesday November 27, 2013 – 6:30 ? 9:30 pm (most likely full but feel free to inquire after Nov. 25) OR,
2. Tuesday December 3, 2013 – 6:30 ? 9:30 pm
Hands on Feet ? Reflexology Intensive – 2014
March 7,8 & 9 AND March 14, 15 & 16
Details to follow…
Bach Flowers: Unfold to Your Full Potential – 2014
February 15 & 16 (most likely)
Details to follow…
Please pass on the info to anyone potentially interested and let me know if you are considering taking any of the classes.
Green Blessings or should I say White Blessings (it seems more appropriate for northern Alberta at this time of the year!),
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 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.
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?.
Adrian (ND & Traditional Mexican Healer) and I will be co-teaching the following HERBAL PHARMACY class.
Don?t miss out, register early because space is limited.
Also, dates for upcoming REFLEXOLOGY course are listed at the end.
September 21 & 22, 2013 In Grande Prairie
Gudrun Gudrun Penselin, M.Ed., M.Phys.Ed.
Clinical Herbal Thera Clinical Herbal Therapist
Guest Speaker: Guest: Adrian de Landa, ND
Traditional Mexican Traditional Mexican Healer
The workshop is practical and experiential which means all of the techniques will be demonstrated and students will be able to prepare and experience some of the applications personally.
DATE: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21 & Sunday, SEPTEMBER 22, 9 am ? 5 pm
COST: $375 Includes: GST, all supplies & course handouts.
For more information:
Please contact me via email or phone 780-532-2464.
Space is limited, register early.
Pre-registration with full payment required otherwise space is not guaranteed.
REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY (No exceptions)
Cancellations up to September 7: 50% Refund
Cancellations up to September 14: 25% Refund
After September 14: NO Refund
Dates: October 11,12,13 and October 18,19 & 20
Watch for more details to come in the next few days.
“Love is a fruit in season at all times, and within reach for every hand.
Anyone may gather it and no limit is set. “
– Mother Teresa
Enjoy a day in nature while learning about local plants including herbs & weeds, their medicinal and food uses. We will start the day with a ceremony to honor Mother Earth, connect to plant spirit, enjoy raw foods and much more…
LOCATION:? 1/2 hour west of Grande Prairie at our place
DATE:? Tuesday, August 20, 10 am ? 5 pm (rain or shine!)
COST:? $80.00 including GST
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to join us in this fun day of learning or if you have any questions. You can contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 780.532.2464.
Once you have registered, you will receive further instructions.
The abundance and beauty of the Earth at this time of the year in the Peace Country is amazing. I encourage you to bring some of the magic of Mother Earth into your home by adding the wild greens to your food, preparing a cup of tea with fresh plants or harvesting and drying herbs for later use. Goldenrod is one of those amazing herbs you can see everywhere right now.
Goldenrod is a fairly tall plant with beautiful, vibrant golden-yellow flowers. You will find it in dry woodlands, forest clearings and roadsides.
The Latin name Solidago originates from ?solidus? & ?ago,? Solidus, meaning ?healthy and strong,? and ago meaning ?to make whole.? Both of these terms refer to the plant?s ability to heal wounds.
Some common names for Goldenrod from various cultures also give an indication for its medicinal use as a wound healing herb, for example in Germany the herb is often called ?Fastening Herb?. In fact in ancient German history Goldenrod was gathered as a wound herb before engaging in battle, just in case it was needed.
However, the focus today for its use has shifted from a wound healing aid, to a very reliable herb to support the kidneys. It promotes the elimination of urine and is applied for acute as well as chronic conditions of the kidneys and bladder including inflammation. In addition it has been found to support the body during times of upper respiratory infections, especially when dealing with a chronic situation.
For medicinal purposes the leaves and flowers (early flowering stage) are being harvested and may be used fresh or dried. The fresh leaves and flowers can be used for wound healing or made into a tea, which can also be used as a wound wash. The dried herb may be used in the form of a tea as well but also as a tincture. A tincture is an alcoholic extract of a plant and is more concentrated than an herbal tea. The ?crafty? person might want to try to use the flowers as a natural dye.
This summer Goldenrod has been brightening up the landscape in so many places and the quality of it has been superb. Many times you will find it being ?infested? with many small bugs, but this year the only insects I have watched enjoying the bright, yellow flowers are butterflies and bees!
This information is not intended for the use of diagnosing any disease, condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever. The use of any of the herbs and preparations is the sole responsibility of each individual and does not replace the services and advice of a medical practitioner and qualified healthcare provider. Consult a qualified healthcare professional before making medical decisions or if you have questions about your individual medical situation. No responsibility is assumed should the information be used in place of a licensed medical practitioner’s services.
“Be happy for this Moment. This Moment is your Life.”
– Omar Khayyam
Many people are complaining about being challenged with sleep these days. Read on for a few useful hints to support restful sleep.
What works for one may not work for the next person. Also what has worked once may not work the next time.
Some HERBAL ALLIES are (alone or in combination):
NOTE: Commercial herbal sleep blends frequently contain peppermint (too stimulating at night for many) and hops (not recommended for anyone with tendency to depression).
You can create a nice blend of dried herbs with any of the above herbs and enjoy a cup of tea at night or take them as a tincture.
Interested in any specific topics or workshops, contact me at 780-532-2464.