Juniper

April 3, 2018

WAYS TO USE JUNIPER MEDICINALLY:

As a medicine, juniper extracts can be taken internally, inhaled, or applied topically. You can use Juniper berries fresh or dried as well as in a supplement form or as an oil. Many health food stores carry juniper berries in the herbs and spice section and can usually be purchased either dried, fresh, crushed, or whole. The leaves can be burnt on top of a hot wood stove to create an incense which is said to be helpful in the treatment of colds. The average dosage for this herb is 2 to 10 grams, or 1 to 3 teaspoons of crushed berries made into a tea by pouring boiling water over them and steeping for 10 minutes. Drinking the tea 1 – 2 times per day over the course of 4 – 6 weeks is considered generally safe. The extracts of this berry contain terpinene-4-ol, which is a compound that stimulates the kidneys, as well as amentoflavone, a compound with anti-viral properties. Juniper is often ingested in tea or supplement form. The

October 31, 2016

  Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that is caused by the immune system attacking healthy cells and tissues. The immune system produces excessive amounts of antibodies compared to a normal person, and these antibodies can attach themselves to various bodily structures, causing inflammation and pain as a result.   This disease is quite rare and affects women more than men. Women of childbearing age are also more commonly affected. Statistically, Lupus affects over 20, 000 Australians, and 90% of those affected are women aged 15–45.   For the full article go to Lupus

March 3, 2016

Foods for Detoxing

Detoxing is a not an easy business, especially when it comes to deciding what to eat.

Because it can often be hard to really know what is in your food, it makes the decision process confusing!

However, you’ll be happy to know that detoxing doesn’t need to involve days of starvation, superfoods and juice fasting. And your detox diet can be easily integrated into your family’s dietary requirements. Focus on eating fresh foods that are simple to prepare and easy for your body to digest, absorb and eliminate.

So what can you eat while detoxing?

Here’s a list of delicious hearty foods to put on your next shopping list. detox Asparagus protects the liver from toxins and acts as a natural diuretic to help flush toxins from your body.