Category Archives for "Herbal Medicine"

March 1, 2016

Workshop: Medicinal Herbs We Can Grow!

Interested in learning more about growing medicinal herbs in your backyard? Click below to sign up!

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We will be talking about 12 medicinal herbs that we can grow here in Central Texas, the benefits those herbs have to offer and preparation methods. We will also have a special demo on how to make a delicious tonic herb elixir, plus a tasting of some of our home grown culinary herbs.

Would you like to attend?


Guayusa – Powerful, Clean Energy

Going off of coffee this week for the 7 day cleanse is a big deal for me. I LOVE good coffee. But, my secret is that I am drinking organic Guayusa tea. Of course you can drink green tea or Yerba Mate but my current favorite is Guayusa, a cousin of Yerba Mate. Guayusa (image by Anna Premo – Author, FAL) offers more caffeine than green tea along with other stimulants such as theophylline (clarifying and uplifting – also found in green tea), and theobromine (pleasant & relaxed feeling – also found in dark chocolate). This unique mix of caffeine, theophylline, and theobromine is what gives the balanced and uplifting “clean energy” effect without jitters or crashes. The Amazonian hunters call this type of energy “mental strength and courage”. This great holly plant also has Polyphenols and Saponins, which are great for

  • the immune system
  • heart health
  • anti-inflammatory
  • anti-tumor effect
  • beneficial for cholesterol
  • bone health
  • possible anti-cancer effect

It also has Theanine in it which gives a calming effect to the nervous system, and is a brain restorative. It contains 15 essential amino acids, as well as potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, chromium, and vitamins C and D.

If this peaks your interest you can purchase Guayusa on Amazon from my trusted source here.

Amp up with Green Power – June Special!

This green food is one of the best that I have found. If you are running low on energy or you missed a serving of your veggies – mix a tablespoon of this with a superfood juice like goji, pomegranate, or noni juice. Orange juice will also do.

Concentrated green foods are essential for optimal functioning of the cells. It is often very difficult to get enough alkalizing food into our diets and this is a fantastic way to make sure you aren’t too acidic. This green food is much tastier than most green food blends and provides you with tens of thousands of phytonutrients in a small serving!

Click on the images for the ingredients and for this months special pricing.

January 26, 2015

How is Your Sleep? Solid Eight On Sale (plus others)

SleepyGood quality sleep is obviously so important for the restoration of body and mind. 80% of human growth hormone is released while you sleep, but not until stage 4, the deepest stage of sleep. This stage is sometimes referred to as “human hibernation” and is the period of sleep that complete relaxation occurs. During stage 4 your blood pressure, respiration rate, and heart rate all lower allowing the body to focus on growing and repairing itself.

If you are having problems getting to stage 4 sleep or you aren’t staying there long enough, your body and mind are in a repair deficit, which is cumulative problem. We all know that we need sleep and insomnia is currently considered a public health epidemic.

Sour Jujube Decoction (known in Chinese Medicine as Suan Zao Ren Tang) is the most widely used Chinese herbal sleep formula that is still used regularly to this day. The original formula was created about 1800 years ago by one of the most eminent Chinese physicians of the late Han Dynasty, Zhang Zhongjing.

Right now you can receive 15% off + FREE shipping if you purchase 2 or more Herbalogic products.

Among other things, this formula focuses on nourishing the heart and liver blood, eliminating irritability, and calming the spirit. Herbalogic has added an herb to this original formula that makes it even more potent and able to meet the demands of “modern insomnia”, and that is the herb Patrinia. This herb wasn’t really used for its sedative properties until modern times, but clinical trials have shown it to be twice as potent as valerian for these purposes.

By combining patrinia with five other safe and effective herbs, Solid Eight helps you sleep faster and sleep deeper, but without leaving you groggy or drowsy the next day. That’s because Solid Eight contains non-narcotic, non-habit-forming plant compounds that work by targeting the full range of things that can keep you awake.

Solid Eight gently supports natural sleep, not medicated sleep. This formula blends several herbs to:

» promote deep relaxation
» quiet racing thoughts
» ease irritability and tension
» calm restless fidgeting
» lower body temperature to cool night sweats, and
» reduce dreams that disturb sleep
Right now you can receive 15% off + FREE shipping if you purchase 2 or more Herbalogic products. This offer is good for the entire month of October. If you don’t think you need two bottles of this sleep formula, feel free to add any of the other products – they have some good ones!

At my office, Solid Eight & Easy Breather are the most popular. I like these products because the herbal formulas are balanced and based off of traditional Chinese medicine formulas. They are easy to take, good tasting and effective. Yes, I did say “good tasting”! The company uses glycerine to extract some of the phytochemicals in the herbs, which makes it less alcoholic and sweeter. Many of my clients have raved about this product, saying that it works better than any other natural sleep aid they have tried.

Solid Eight is for anyone over the age of 16, but not for nursing or pregnant women. Call for a free consult if your looking for sleep solutions for those that don’t fit this criteria. This product should not be combined with excessive alcohol consumption or sleep medications and is not intended to treat poor sleep due to sleep apnea.

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