November 28, 2011
Have just come across some interesting information on oil pulling. It simply means that you can put a tablespoon of cold pressed and preferably organic olive oil, safflower oil, or sesame oil in the mouth and swish it around for twenty minutes and it will pull bacteria, viruses and toxins from the mouth and possibly from the whole body. It is supposed to remove stains from the teeth and have to say my teeth did appear whiter. It is also to have the benefits of healing your gums and improving the health of your whole mouth and rid you of bad breath.
Amazingly, I caught a cold and was using herbs for it. All symptoms were mostly gone in three days and it did not become severe at all. But still had a scratchy throat, a bit of a headache, and sounded hoarse. A friend told me about oil pulling. Ok, it sounds odd but I remembered that in the Bible that the Good Samaritan used olive oil to treat the injured man. So I tried it. It is best to do it first thing in the morning but it was late in the day by the time I had heard of it. I decided to not wait until morning and in just twenty minutes my hoarseness was much improved and headache gone. I did it one more time before retiring and then again first thing in the morning. By mid-morning, the hoarseness was gone completely and I felt rejuvenated and ready for the day. The extra benefit was that my teeth look even more white today and the cold, dry air of winter was not making me feel so parched.
There is more to read on this subject but wanted to post this so you can add it to the baking soda bath and herbal treatments for colds, flu and viruses. It may mean the difference in whether you make that early morning meeting, are able to handle your toddlers and children first thing in the morning or that you end up in bed all day.
Here is how it is done. You take one tablespoon of good cold pressed and organic oil and begin to swish it around in the mouth and try not to swallow it as it is supposed to become full of bacteria and toxins. I did swallow occasionally but kept the oil at the front of my mouth while doing so. I kept myself busy with doing dishes or reading and just kept swishing. After twenty minutes I spit it into the sink with hot running water, rinsed my mouth with water, and then brushed my teeth with my Xylitol toothpaste by Nature’s Sunshine. You can use it once every day to keep yourself more healthy or just when you may be getting ill. What I read is that you can do it up to three times a day. It wasn’t that bad but I am a trooper and am willing to try something new that I know that is safe and may help me to feel better quickly.
Some of the things I read on line that it is purported to help, I cannot vouch for but I do know that it sure helped my cold and my teeth do look whiter. When I get more information, I will add it on.
Yours for Good Health,
P.S. Have been swishing now for three days and my teeth are definitely whiter, my gums are pinker, the dark line around a crown I have is almost gone and I have more energy. My daughter tried it and she says her gums and teeth look better after the first treatment. She has had some problems with cavities, staining and other aggravating issues. She takes great care of her teeth and gums and rinses every day with salt water. She says this is far superior to the salt in results. Will keep you posted on what others find after swishing.
Added February 2012
What I have since learned is that doing the oil pulling is similar to flossing. What I mean is that the oil helps the gums, heals the gums, and pulls things from between the teeth. Flossing is supposed to help the gums and then in turn helps other organs such as the heart. My thoughts are that it is or can be part of stopping bacteria or illnesses that can start in the gums or mouth.
If someone is purporting that it will pull toxins from the body, then I would want to see how that can happen. I would liken it to the foot pads that were to pull toxins and even parasites from the body and that has been almost certainly proven untrue. The only way to really pull toxins out of the body is to do a full body cleanse with herbal supplements. Using preventatives such as cleansing, eating healthy, exercising, drinking good water, brushing and flossing your teeth, keeping the skin and hair clean, limiting over the counter medications and just being sensible about your body will help keep you from bacterial infections, viruses, and disease. Oil pulling can be a help but to me it should be considered as a first line of defense and not a cure all.
In addition, someone I had told about this went to the dentist and even though her gums looked better, her exam proved that she still had the same amount of tartar build up and her teeth did need cleaning and some other issues. She has been faithfully swishing the oil daily and maybe her exam would have been worse if she had not done the oil pulling. Each of us are different and it may help others that have severe gum problems.
My dental exam is in a few days and even though I have not daily done the swishing, I have used the oil often. The dark red line above my crown is gone and the gums are more pink. Will let you know what they say about my teeth. I do floss daily and brush several times a day with toothpaste that has Xylitol in it that fights bacteria in the mouth and always have a good report.
The roof of my mouth was roughed up by some hard crusted Italian bread and did decide to try the oil and sure enough, it healed it up right away. There is some merit there but without testing or even asking several friends to try it for several months, I cannot give you anything hard and fast on this issue.
I just want to give you a fair view of oil pulling and now I will let you decide what to do.
January 2, 2011
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August 6, 2010
There is a real help for arthritis that I have found. Actually, there are a few ways to improve mobility, reduce swelling, rid yourself of pain, and even stop it in it’s tracks when you are getting your first symptoms.
I cannot promise that you will have the same results that I will list but by what I have seen in the men and women of different ages, and even in different types of arthritis, you may have the same results and at the very least, more mobility and less debilitating pain. Each person is different so you may not see the same results for a month or more. You have to give supplements a good try and if you have been fighting arthritis a long time, it just takes time to reverse it.
You start by taking Glucomsamine, Chondroitin, and MSM with 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. As your pain subsides, which can take 1-3 months, you can lower your dose!!! You will eventually only be taking these ONCE A WEEK! Your body will get the message that it needs to start making its own Glucosamine, which puts the fluid back in the joints and stops the inflammation and pain.
Along with these supplements, now here comes the magic part, you will take 2-3 tablespoons of Thai-Go to start and then lower to 2 tablespoons a day and 2 tablespoons of Noni juice. What I have seen is that just taking the Thai-Go (which consists of mangosteen juice and other dark skinned fruits) that the pain is gone in 3-10 days and most mobility is restored. By taking the Noni (a dark skinned fruit that is so healing to the joints, as well as a tumor fighter and a cancer fighter) with the Thai-Go that all mobility is restored even in the more severe cases.
Nature’s Sunshine’s Thai-Go has been tested, in an outside lab, against the hottest selling mangosteen juices and found to be 50% higher in antioxidants than any of these brands. Their products cost less as well and undergo strict testings and are guaranteed pure. Antioxidants, as we all know, fight infections, free radical cells that can cause cancers, and can strengthen our systems.
What I have not had anyone try yet is lowering the juices after several months to see if the body can take over. As we age, we need to protect ourselves against illnesses that can be costly and cause so much suffering. So my suggestion is to take the Thai-Go everyday (just 2 tablespoons) with the Noni and the reduced supplements and enjoy your life. Like vitamin C and vitamins with minerals, you just need to supplement every day but in the end, it is less expensive than doctor bills!
Here is my suggestion for the supplements above:
1,500 mg of Glucosamine
1,200 mg of Chondroitin
1,000 mg of MSM
1,000 mg of Vitamin C
Take this amount until the pain is gone if you are taking this without the juices. If you are taking it with the juices, take this for at least a month. This will jump start your system into making it’s own Glucosamine. You can then start lowering your intake by going down in mgs or going to every other day and then by month’s end, you can take this combo once a week. NOTE: I would still advise that you continue on the Vitamin C every day along with a good multivitamin with minerals.
Now, check out the rest of my blogging home and the other tabs and get some ideas on how I handle other health issues.
Have a Healthy, Happy Day,
A 2012 Addition!
The Thai-Go and Noni juices have shown the greatest of results in all types of arthritis! The results have been astounding! Some have become completely pain free and mobility has returned. I am very excited about the results and hope this information can help other arthritis sufferers.
I no longer sell herbs and supplements but the information is here to help anyone who needs it.
June 18, 2010
Due to very few orders from this blog, I have canceled my direct website effective the end of June 2010. The links will no longer go over to my personal page.
I would greatly appreciate your orders and to help you with any health questions you may have. You can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To place an order you can call the company directly at 1-800-453-1422 and request that I be your sponsor. My sponsor number is 2287825-8 and my full name is Barbara Berger. If you want to place an order on line, go to http://www.naturessunshine.com and you can request that I be your sponsor there. Sometimes there are glitches with adding a sponsor. If a different name shows up, you can call and quickly have it changed over to me and I would really appreciate that of course. You can order directly from them but then you will not have any personal support.
After your purchase, I will contact you and give you my phone number and will be available to you for consultation and health helps and helping you to choose the right products for yourself. People get discouraged and think herbs don’t work because they do not know what to buy or how to use them. I will be very glad to help you and keep you from buying things you do not need. I am here for you.
Have a Healthy Day,
April 20, 2010
No new articles submitted here for awhile but I wanted you to know that I am working away. If anyone has any info to add here regarding Lyme Disease, please, leave me a comment! This is going to take a while if the article is going to be well written and I am going to be able to give you information you might not have had before. I am contacting some naturopathic doctors for their input and then will head into the medical field. Thank you for your patience.
I am still in the process of reading the books listed below and doing some internet research. There is one question that has not been addressed yet. The question is, “Why are the Lyme patients not given Psyllium during the die off or Herx time?”. Psyllium absorbs toxins as they are released into the system. It makes the die off time easier because the toxins are not floating free and affecting the systems in the body and they will stay in the colon to be eliminated. My suggestion would be to take Psyllium caps or mix the loose Psyllium into water and drink it 2-4 times a day. If you can not tolerate Psyllium and it binds you up, you can take Slippery Elm instead. It may not have the same absorbency factor as Psyllium but it sure aids the individual that is dumping toxins. Slippery Elm also coats, heals and nourishes the digestive tract and helps protect the kidneys against harsh toxins. The best suggestion I could offer would be to take the Psyllium 2-3 times a day with 10 oz of water with each dose and to take Slippery Elm 1-2 times a day with the same amount of water. You would need to be drinking lots of water all day with this amount of fiber and to also flush the body of toxins. The minimum water consumption should be 80 oz a day. This would not include other liquids.
In the process of reading “Healing Lyme” by Buhner, “The Diagnosis and Treatment of Babesia” by Schaller, and “Lyme Disease and Rife Machines” by Rosner. Will post some new information soon. Thank you for your patience.
I did just find some interesting information about the testing of Lyme’s Disease and how many doctor’s are either not able to deal with it, might lose their license due to the needed long term treatment for patients, or feel that it is not a disease that stays in your system for years. Here are some links for you.
There is a movie out called, “Under Our Skin” that covers the medical view of this disease and the obvious neglect of patients by the medical field with this disease. Not all doctors are that way of course. My goal of course is to find herbal remedies that do not have the side effects of antibiotics or other meds. There is an MD in the Santa Cruz, CA area that treats this dreaded disease with herbals and medicinals. Will keep you posted on what I find out about him.
There is a doctor, in Palo Alto, by the name of Suzann Wang, ND that treats Lyme Disease. I wrote to her and this is what she said: “Yes, I do treat Lyme disease and use IGeneX labs for most of the testing. They are extremely reliable in their testing and are one of the best on the west coast for testing of Lyme disease. My success with Lyme disease is excellent. I use herbs, homeopathics, heavy metal detox (usually people with chronic Lyme have heavy metal toxicity) and an acupressure technique to alleviate the neurological effects of Lyme. I do food sensitivity testing geared toward improving immunity so the individualized testing allows me to have optimal immune support.The goal with Lyme treatment is optimizing the immune system while assisting the body to get rid of the Lyme disease and to repair the body.”
Dr. Jake Felice an ND from the Seattle area (see my referral list), referred me to Dr. Nicola in the San Diego area. Her website is http://www.drnicola.com/201/index.html and her book is called “The Lyme Diet”. I have not read it yet but Dr. Nicola treats many diseases and health issues but Lyme Disease is a specialty of hers. If you live in the San Diego area, you can make an appointment to see her. I did email her and she assured me that she treats Lyme and Autism and that they are her specialties. She listed her background of schooling, which was impressive, and she seemed very helpful.
No matter who you see, it is a good idea to have a phone chat or an appointment with them first to find out what their goal for you might be and the costs. Be prepared with questions and if they are resistant to your questions or brushes off your concerns, please go elsewhere.
What I do know about Lyme Disease and Ticks
When we lived on a ranch, my dad was bitten by two spotted ticks and almost died. The sheep he got them from died. He was hospitalized and given a huge amount of antibiotics. His was caught in time. So many have suffered for years because of misdiagnosis or they had the disease and not much was known about it.
One thing our family did do was take B vitamins 6 weeks starting in early Spring and continued taking them through the summer and into the fall. We lived where it was very cold and we had lots of snow. I think even the ticks froze! So we worked on the preventative when the snow started melting. This might not be true information. It is just what we did. When we moved to California, my parents had us take B vitamins all the time to keep the mosquitoes away and ticks if we went hiking. It worked for both. We would find ticks on us but they would not bite us and the mosquitoes just stayed away. So far that is all I have. But my suggestion now that Spring is here is to start taking B vitamins NOW! It takes a good 6 weeks to build up in your system.
If you are going in a wooded area or even an open field, wear boots, high socks, and close fitting pants. One time my husband and I went walking in an open field and within seconds were covered with tiny red ticks. We ran like crazy, got all we could see off of us, went home and checked each other to make sure they were not in our hair or burrowing in. In my own little suburban backyard, my dog got a tick and she graciously passed it on to me. I had deserted my parents wise advice and was not taking Bs. It did bite me. I took a lot of natural antibiotics and applied an herbal cream that was antibiotic. My dog and I were fine but it could have been an awful beginning to a life long sickness. I did not know that I should have gone in for a blood test.
Here is a link that might be of help to you too.
So don’t wait for me to write about ticks and Lyme Disease. Get going on preventing the bites.
March 17, 2010
Here is the information I accumulated regarding Acid Reflux. Your esophagus can be harmed by continual acid reflux but you need to know that it is also very tough and thick. We do need to work on making the acid stop to prevent any problems down the road.
The main reason for Acid Reflux is that even though acid comes up from the stomach, there isn’t enough acid or enzymes in the stomach to digest the food in a timely manner. By the time you are 35 the natural enzymes that were in your stomach are no longer there unless you have eaten mostly fresh foods all your life. So your body has to steal enzymes from the pancreas which leaves it open for diabetes and cancer. Even though you are bringing up acid, it does not mean you have too much, it merely means you have undigested food in your stomach and when you lay down, the food pushes the acid up into the esophagus. You need more acids and enzymes so your food will have passed into the small colon by bedtime. Meats can take 18 hours to leave the stomach! They are pretty much rotted by then. Best to get it moving! Enzymes break it down so it does not take all that time. Here are my suggestions and what worked for me.
Dinner should be completed 4 hours before bedtime and accompanied by a digestive enzyme. At first, enzymes and digestive acids should be taken at each meal or as directed on the bottle. You can scale down later on. An empty stomach is good for your night time rest and to prevent reflux. To rest well, you want your digestion to have a break too. If you can and until your reflux settles down, you may want to try to switch dinner and lunch. The heavier meal in the day gives you more time to digest. Just a thought.
Eat fresh first with each meal. An apple before breakfast followed by whole grain cereal with Almond Milk is a good start to your day. Slices of cucumber and carrots before lunch followed by a sandwich of good tasting whole grain bread with lots of lettuce, maybe a little mustard, a slice of tomato and a few slices of turkey – preferably organically raised but at least has no nitrites or nitrates. Dinner should be 1/2 a plate’s worth of a loaded salad with a lemon juice, mustard, honey, extra virgin olive oil based dressing. Use lots of fresh herbs but be careful of more than a few sprigs of parsley. Parsley is a diuretic and can cause you to lose your calcium and potassium along with increased eliminations. A small amount is good. Dinner can be fish, chicken, a little red meat once or twice a week, lots of veggies, or an all veggie based entree. With dinner, take an enzyme. This will help you to digest your dinner, clear out your stomach before bed and take the stress off of your pancreas by not stealing enzymes from there. NOTE: Do not mix fresh fruits and veggies. Their enzymes fight and stress your liver. I made a mango dressing for my salad but quickly cooked the mango in a bit of wine to kill the enzymes and the alcohol and then mixed it with other ingredients. Yummy and safe to mix with salad veggies. Or have a big fruit salad instead. Papaya and Pineapple pair very well with meats. Their natural enzymes break down the meat.
I had Acid Reflux so bad, I was waking nightly and gagging on acid and could not breathe. Now it is all gone unless I foolishly drink a late night cup of coffee with a piece of cake. If I take a Food Enzyme, then I will fair well but that is not a good choice for every day.
What to avoid:
Caffeine, white wine, fatty foods, fried foods, pickled foods, processed foods, sugar, white flour – including pasta – there are good Brown Rice pastas that is really good and some of the whole wheat pastas are tasty and do not taste too wheaty. Some pasta once in awhile is ok, just like a good sour dough or french bread is fine but should not be part of the daily fare. Also, avoid milk and milk products – very acid forming and robs you of calcium from your bones. Butter and a little cheese are fine and Keifer once in awhile is ok too. Avoid canned foods that are not organic and it is best to buy things that are jarred instead. We have an excellent chocolate that is sweetened with Xylitol (contains 40% of the calories of sucrose and it doesn’t hurt your sugar levels) and 2 little squares is very satisfying. Did I mention delicious? Would not have believed it if had not tried it. Better than Sees! Our chocolates are actually good for you. They have antioxidants packed into them. We have a cardio one that is dark chocolate with raspberry and it has heart healthy ingredients. Really yummy! Be careful with Xylitol at first. It can give you diarrhea if you eat too much until you get used to it. We have the bag of Xylitol to use just as you would sugar and it tastes the same to me as sugar and I am finicky about sweetners. Xylitol Bulk (1 lb. bag) and we have mints and to die for gum! All with Xylitol. Sugar is a real problem when it comes to Acid Reflux. Xylitol has no after taste at all. Safe for diabetics and pregnant ladies and children. It is in all of our dental care products too. Another subject. Take a look at the tab for Various Illnesses and Dental Care and the Gift Ideas for the chocolates.
Products I suggest:
*Slippery Elm (100 caps) It soothes and heals the whole digestive tract. 2 capsules can be opened and put into a little water, mixed well and then drink it on down. Will soothe and heal the esophagus tract and stop the acid reflux if the stomach is empty. It also contains Vitamin F which an essential fatty acid and can also be found in Black Currant Oil. Very nutritious too. Makes eliminations easy and swift!
*Food Enzymes (120 caps) This digests meats and fats and all other foods. This is the best one but we have others if you don’t need the full spectrum of enzymes.
Probiotic Eleven® (90 caps) This is good bacteria that your body needs to stay healthy and it balances your digestive tract. It is the only one we have that has L-salavarius in it and it is hard to find it in other probiotic formulas. Probiotics get you back in balance especially if you have had antibiotics. L-salavarius does not regrow in our systems and is the one bacteria that is literally killed off completely with antibiotics. It is like a pac man. It is the bacteria that gets in and chews up all the old built up waste in your colon. If your colon is healthy and clean, you not only feel better but you will not have digestive problems. I would take this at night with my calcium and Vitamin E. All of these need to work in your system without food going in too. E is depleted by Iron so it is best to take it before bed.
Stomach Comfort (60 chewable tabs) This is our chewable enzyme. It contains calcium carbonate, alginic acid (from kelp), wintergreen oil, papaya fruit, slippery elm bark, licorice root concentrate and ginger rhizome, all of which may help to protect the mucous lining of the esophagus, aid and promote digestion, and soothe the digestive tract.
Chlorophyll, Liquid (16 fl. oz.) A green drink is soothing to the digestive tract, eliminates waste, assures you of fresh breath and is very healthy for you. Must stay refrigerated. You drink 1 teaspoon in water twice a day and here are some of the benefits.
•Helps promote the natural blood-cleansing functions of the body.
•Promotes strong immune response.
•Deodorizes the body, including the bowel
Also the molecule of chlorophyll is similar to our blood. If you have heavy periods, this will make your body replace the blood quickly and replace your minerals.
Here are other suggestions if there are other digestive issues.
The way to start feeling good…
March 3, 2010
Dear Family and Friends,
The news last night had a Fish Oil/Omega 3 scare. Whether it is true or not, I want to state that our company’s Super Omega 3 and the Krill Oil are tested extensively, which is the policy of our company on each and every supplement, drink, essential oil, cleaning solutions, air sanitizers, etc. and we can guarantee all of our products to be pure and safe. Our company is issuing a statement to that fact in the next day or two. You can take our products with confidence and know you are doing the best for your body. We do just under 600 different types of tests and even use outside labs such as the well known Brunswick and Nelson Labs.
As an example of our testing, when we introduced our Thai-Go, mangosteen, immune building drink, we did extensive testing and then sent it out to the Brunswick Lab and they compared it to the best selling mangosteen drinks. We did nearly 50% better than the best selling products out there. My brother-in-law takes this to keep himself in remission from Multiple Myeloma which supposedly has no cure and it is working. He has regained his health in quick order after the horrendous amount of chemo he had to have. My sister takes it daily for her arthritis, which was becoming unbearable, and she is without pain. She shared some with a friend that is in her 70′s and has horrible arthritis and her pain is gone as well. Another family member started taking it and he stopped getting up at night to make a bathroom visit. He is 87. I had no idea it would benefit the kidneys in that way.
All this is to say, we provide the very best of products and they work!
February 23, 2010
Urinary Tract Infections
When I was young, I did not drink water. I did not drink anything all day except the glass of milk my mom gave me at each meal. I ate a lot of fruit. Craved fruit! Now I know why. I was dehydrated and went for what appealed to me. Now as an older person, the price is now being paid with low grade UTIs and sometimes full blown infections. I was taking different things to fight off infections but finally found a good combination of herbs to get it under control and to keep it away.
My ND discovered that I had an underlying and ongoing urinary tract infection and that it had existed most of my life.
For ongoing infections and for the occasional infection and for the good health of your urinary tract, here is what I use and how they work.
This product will stop the infection in your kidneys. Even though you may see immediate relief, my suggestion is that you need to stay on this for 8-10 days. If taken at the first sign of problems such as cloudy urine or a slight ache in the middle and sides of back, this will fight the infection and clear it out. When I have ignored the first symptoms and ended up on antibiotics, I still had to take this afterward to finish off the infection and took this along with probiotics to put the good bacteria back in my system. If you feel an infection coming on that is more than a slight infection, my suggestion would be to add in this next product.
Even though this targets the Lymph, this product was originally called IGS II and it was used as an infection fighter. It does have cayenne in it, so take it with food. The cayenne is what I call a “sender”. It makes all the herbs go to where it was designed to go and quickly as it opens the blood vessels for better circulation. This combination is great to have around to fight off flus, viruses and bacterial infections. It isn’t the “Big Guns” but it does work to prevent the infection or illness from progressing.
The reason I add this to JP-X if the infection is more pronounced is because it adds to the infection fighting process.
Hydrangea is what I take every day for good health of my urinary tract. It keeps the tract in balance.
This is a fabulous nutritional combination but read the note below. This works wonders on bladder infections but is not what you would use for a kidney infection.
•Nutritionally supports the health of the urinary tract.
•Helps deodorize urine.
Cranberry/Buchu Concentrate [Urinary]. Scientific studies have concluded that cranberry juice contains substances that affect the urinary tract by interfering with the adhesion of potentially dangerous microbes to the urinary tract lining.
NSP combines cranberry juice concentrate with buchu herb concentrate. Buchu helps nourish the urinary tract. Its powerful, penetrating aroma is akin to peppermint. Careful processing reduces the liquid to a concentrated powder before encapsulation.
NOTE: Do not take this concentrated formula in conjunction with uva ursi.
January 22, 2010
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January 17, 2010
Surprisingly DMAE can help all of these
DMAE is one of the few things that will go through the brain barrier and assist those who are unable to focus. DMAE is short for Dimethylaminoethanol. Another name it is known by is deanol. The molecule is part of a structural derivative of one of the B vitamins and a forerunner of acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter. It is a molecule involved in the transmission of messages between nerve cells in the central nervous system.
In more layman terminology, let me explain how this works by relating our son’s story. After several boyish misadventures that almost stopped our hearts, he developed an inability to read and focus and process information. I was frantic. We took him to countless doctors and ophthalmologists and optometrists and came away without any improvement. As we became involved in natural medicines and found our Naturopathic Doctor (ND) , she had our son take DMAE to increase his focus. We had far greater results than any of us expected. In a few weeks, he was very much more focused and his reading level went up 2-3 grades.
Because some of his problem was damage to his eye control, we were finally led to find an optometrist that did eye therapy. Between the DMAE and the eye therapy, our son regained much of what he had lost. At first our son took just the DMAE, but when he was in college he took the combination formula, Focus Attention, before tests or when he was finding it hard to focus. He should have been taking it every day but even with his infrequent use, he was benefited by taking it only occasionally.
Our company, Nature’s Sunshine Products, sells a combination called Focus Attention. Here is a list of the benefits and what is in the product. I will explain what each item does below.
•Provides important nutrients for normal brain-stimulation levels.
•Helps modulate brain activity and energy levels.
•Supports blood circulation and neurotransmitters in the brain.
It encourages restful, balanced mental activity. Available in capsules and a great-tasting powder drink mix. It is purported to help with obtaining good, restful sleep.
Focus Attention (90 caps), Focus Attention Powder (3.3 oz.) contains Ginkgo biloba, DMAE and Melissa officinalis for normal brain function.
Ginkgo Biloba enhances alertness, memory, and helps with focusing. This herb alone works wonders but it does take time for results to be seen. When combined with the other two ingredients, results are quickened.
DMAE has been shown to:
- Improve mental sharpness.
- Decrease drowsiness.
- Improve cognitive impairment.
- Supports blood circulation and neurotransmitters in the brain.
- Improve memory loss that occurs in normal aging.
- Relieve hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and inattention as effectively as Ritalin.
- Slow the progressive dementia of Alzheimer’s Disease
- May help to remove toxins in the brain
- Helps to alleviate stress
- Helps to insure restful sleep
Melissa officinalis (also called Lemon Balm) is used for lifting a melancholy spirit, treating mild depression, nervous indigestion, insomnia, migraines, and is claimed to improve memory and the attention span in Alzheimer’s and dementia patients.
Passion flower has been used and tested in Europe and especially in Germany for the use of ADD and ADHD as well as for anxiety, insomnia, and depression.
Nutri-Calm® (100 tabs) This contains the Vitamin B’s that are so helpful in nerve health and several herbs that are calming. One of which is the Passion Flower herb that helps to keep a person calm, relaxed, and able to rest.
Stress-J (100 caps) This also contains Passion Flower.
Lecithin (270 caps) This also supports the neurotransmitters in the brain, as well as being needed by every cell in the body, is a key building block for cell membranes, gives the cells flexibility, is a fat emulsifier, helps with digestion and the circulatory system, protects cells from oxidation, and very importantly comprises the protective sheaths surrounding the nerves in the brain and nervous system. It is composed of mostly B vitamins, phosphoric acid, choline, linoleic acid, and inositol. *Choline is useful for making acetylcholine which is an important neurotransmitter.
Brain Protex w/Huperzine A (60 caps) Clink on this link to get much more information on this product.
•May help block the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, helping to prevent the breakdown of acetylcholin an important neurotransmitter.
•Supports circulation throughout the body as well as to and within the brain.
•Protects capillaries and strengthens the blood–brain barrier.
•Helps support and protect proper brain function.
•Neutralizes free radicals.
Essential Oils for calming and balancing
Essential oils can be used by just opening the lid and taking in a deep breath of the scent or can be used in a diffuser to fill a room with a calming, uplifting, balancing scent. Listed below are some suggestions. If you need more information, we do have an Essential Oils Guide (5) about our scents and how to use them. We also have Massage Oil (4 fl. oz.) so you can dilute some of the stronger oils and to use to massage the neck and shoulders to help them to relax.
Our massage oil is high in fatty acids and is very nourishing to the skin.Use it alone or as a carrier oil for NSP’s 100 percent pure essential oils. This is an excellent oil for older skin. For the infirm patient or the dementia patient, this oil can be used on the hands and feet alone or mixed with an essential oil and can bring them into a gentler state of relaxation. Some older people or someone of any age may be more agitated by touch and I would suggest a diffuser or allowing them to just breathe in the scent from the bottle. With those that are emotional or exciteable, we have to consider what would work best for them.
Bergamot BIO (5 ml) an uplifting scent
*Chamomile, Roman (5 ml) a calming scent
*Cinnamon Leaf (5 ml) like apple pie baking in the oven, smelling cinnamon is like getting an emotional hug.
Clary Sage (5 ml) has an inspiring, regenerating aroma that is balancing and relaxing.
Frankincense (5 ml) has an aroma that is centering, comforting and elevating.
*Geranium (5 ml) every day, I open this bottle and breath in the calming and centering aroma.
*Patchouli (5 ml) this scent is soothing and calming and blends well with Chamomile and Geranium.
Lavender Fine AOC (5ml) another oil that I use often. This calming oil can be rubbed on the shoulders of an agitated infant or child – just use a dot of oil – or onto your forehead when you have a headache. Combines well with most oils and works really well with Peppermint (5 ml. Peppermint is more of a cooling scent. It can also be rubbed on the abdomen for an upset stomach or over the gall bladder area to soothe the gall bladder, used on the forehead for headaches, and when combined with Lavender it is cooling and soothing in nature.
*Marjoram, Sweet (5 ml) has a warm, soothing fragrance that calms yet strengthens.
*Myrrh (5 ml) a peaceful scent.
*Neroli (2 ml) a fresh, floral aroma that brightens the spirits and clears the mind.
Rose Bulgaria (2 ml) Especially for women! but it is calming and relaxing. Great for women’s skin. Good to blend with Geranium or Neroli.
*Sandalwood (5 ml) this is calming, balancing, and harmonizing.
Ylang Ylang Complete BIO (5 ml) is also calming and balancing and combines well with Neroli and Patchouli.
Diffusers we have: