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Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Inflammation is a localised physical condition which is often a reaction to injury. This is called acute inflammation and helps our bodies to heal by drawing more blood to these areas. Chronic inflammation, on the other hand, is when there has been long term inflammation. Many things can cause this, as we shall see. Chronic … Continue reading Chronic Inflammation…Causing Chronic Conditions…Some Helpful Hints…

Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

Gut health: This phrase is one we hear with more and more frequency as our lives become a blur of fast foods, high stress and little sleep. What defines a healthy gut? 1. Effective digestion and absorption of food.This includes Normal nutritional status and effective absorption of food, water and minerals and regular bowel movement, … Continue reading Gut Health…Why is this spoken about about so often?…How do I keep my Gut healthy? (Part 1)

IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…

In today’s world, our bodies are often put under severe punishment with foods that are very hard for us to process. There are many digestive disorders that are brought on by our diet and lifestyle. Here are some stories of customers who won’t do without Tummy Tea in their medicine cabinet. Customer 1: I came … Continue reading IBS?… Gallbladder been removed?…This may be for you…

Essential oils and a self massage technique to help ease IBS and other digestive issues…

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), also known as spastic colon, is a functional disorder of the bowel. This causes abdominal pain, bloating, discomfort, and constipation. Sometimes, IBS may also cause diarrhea. The major causes of irritable bowel syndrome are microbial infections of the gastrointestinal tract and stress. Aromatherapy oils are useful in helping to treat some … Continue reading Essential oils and a self massage technique to help ease IBS and other digestive issues…

Irritable Bowel Syndrome… also known as Spastic Colon

Many of us have suffered from this common ailment at one time or another. What happens is that the muscular contractions of the digestive tract become irregular and un-coordinated. This interferes with the normal movement of food and waste material. When this is disrupted mucus and toxins accumulate in the intestine. What often follows is … Continue reading Irritable Bowel Syndrome… also known as Spastic Colon

Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Last week we spoke about a specific blend of herbs which help to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu. This week, we would like to share our unique herb and spice blends, which bring great pleasure to our tastebuds, and at the same time help the body, mind and soul to heal. Herbal spiced teas are … Continue reading Spice up your healthy herbal lifestyle…health and pleasure do go together…

Herbal teas and infusions that will help with Gastritis…hernia…and diverticulosis…

Over the past 8 weeks, my husband has been very ill with a combination of gastritis, a hernia, and diverticulosis throughout the colon. It is very scary when a loved one is ill, especially when I did not know how to help him. We went from doctor to hospital to surgeon, as they tried to … Continue reading Herbal teas and infusions that will help with Gastritis…hernia…and diverticulosis…

Do you need a lift in the morning?… Aromatherapy to start your day…

For some people, early morning is the best part of their day. For others, it is a grind to wake up feeling chirpy and happy as they may be night birds and only gotten to sleep a few hours earlier. Whichever person you are, here are some wonderful ideas to get you up and going … Continue reading Do you need a lift in the morning?… Aromatherapy to start your day…

A natural first aid kit filled with herbs and oils…

With the following herbs and essential oils, you should be able to treat many common conditions in the home and when travelling. 1. Valerian tincture: The sedative properties of valerian make it useful for relieving anxiety, insomnia and tension; it may also provide mild pain relief. 2. Eucalyptus essential oil: A potent antibiotic and antiviral, … Continue reading A natural first aid kit filled with herbs and oils…

Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…

Here in South Africa, we have just experienced an extremely cold spell with all 9 provinces experiencing snow at the same time. Our bodies need some help to remain strong and healthy. Herbs and spices are definitely a good way to help ourselves on many levels. Regenerating herbal tea is a carefully selected mixture of … Continue reading Does your body need a little help?…Are you feeling run down and jagged?…A mixture of herbs and spices may be just what you need…