Make sure you are drinking AT LEAST 8 glasses of water per day. Also do exactly what you are doing by increasing your digestive stimulators in order still have three bowel movements per day. What's happening is that the toxin absorbers are full of fiber and as you are taking more and more of them so people find they need to also increase the digestive stimulators. Go with adding one extra one, even two if necessary.Read More
Ask The Herbalist
Questions on Passionflower, Chamomile, Saffron, L-Theanine & Lemon Balm to help deal with anxiety and low-mood.
First I would explore for causes of anxiety and low mood to improve overall well-being, vital force and quality of life without dependence on even natural herbal formulas each day for long term use. Then specifically, for these questions:
Do you feel like this is a good regimen for dealing with anxiety and low-mood?
The herbs you are taking are good selections, however I would consider taking those in the evening perhaps one hour before you go to sleep where the body can benefit optimally. In the morning maybe a dose of St. John’s Wort along with a good adaptogen such as Ashwaghanda, Siberian Ginseng (Eleuthero) or Asian Ginseng can help with chronically moderate stress levels.
Are each of these substances safe to take on a daily basis?
I would say you should try to not rely on any herbal for long term use as they are meant to alter and improve current daily wellness so you can enjoy vital health without dependence. Multi-vitamins such as B Complex and Vitamin C may help as daily supplements for stress, however nutritional approaches are best to eat foods in season, fresh, eat variety of foods by rotation, appreciate simple foods, eat with your senses eat moderately and eat less rather than more and keep regular with your dietary inputs.
With a history of Type 2 Diabetes in my family, do you feel that Cinsulin (a water-based extract of Cinnamon) would be a good option for me?
Yes, Cinsulin is a unique extract of Cinnamon and should be a good herbal supplement to include for support of healthy blood sugar levels.Read More
Lemon Balm is associated with the central nervous system of which the vagal nerve originates. Lemon Balm is considered an herbal anti-spasmodic and limbic (inner brain) sedative used for nervous conditions associated with anxiety. Since it involves the autonomic nervous pathways that would include the vagus nerve for parasympathetic responses (rest & digest) then that is how it is indicated for use as an “herbal tranquilizer” in general and as a calming herbal with gentle sedative results for tension and stress, so with that it is considered an herbal tonic as an interface between digestion and the nervous system.Read More
I think these conditions require introduction to cleansing periodically. Also what helps are the elimination diet protocols to find out the foods or food categories that are causing distress and contributing to spasms in the gut that result in constipation events.
Of course probiotics and prebiotics with enzymes are an additional tool. Essentially Digestive Stimulator, or a natural laxative at night only that can sometimes allow the dietary changes to become more effective while introducing probiotics / prebiotics help to control pH and fermentation of the gut.
The main basis is to introduce a protocol that is on and off of the natural laxative but in no way allow reliance until the vitality of the gut becomes stronger on its own. Perhaps use natural prunes in the diet occasionally and FOS containing foods to help improve the condition. With any chronic conditions, take gentle care and attention with oversight of elimination diet protocols and diet dairies.Read More
What daily tea drinking routine do you recommend for Yerba Mate-Green Tea-Ginseng and Dandelion Tea?
- You could use these teas each day without doing harm.
- Take both of them together is OK up to 2-3 times a day for a time such as 6-8 weeks with a pause from that regimen.
- Or take these separately with the Yerba Mate-Green Tea-Ginseng in the morning and Dandelion Root tea by itself at lunchtime or after higher fat meals.
- Try to experiment with flavors such as honey, almond milk or simple herb additions like Cinnamon to the Dandelion Root and Leaf to take the bitter edge
off of the tea.
Is there an herb that would be efficacious mixed with the chlorophyll that would give me that tonic effect?
Sure, one suggestion is to:
- First grind up some flax seed, then add ginger, fennel + licorice.
- Place in a saucepan with water and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Strain and collect.
- Add to the chlorophyll.
Optional: Maybe add pineapple juice as a fruit mask with a sprinkle of peppermint.Read More
Which do you recommend? I am considering purchasing the Internal Cleansing & Colon Cleanse or getting a colonic.
If you have parasites, leaky gut, deficiencies and others you first need to discuss options with your health care provider. Blessed Herbs cleanses are not intended to treat or cure any of these ailments and depending on what "other things" they could be (quite frankly) good or bad for you.
Our Colon Cleanse is designed to cleanse the colon and only the colon itself. Our Para Cleanse is designed to assist with parasites alone. Our Internal Cleanse cleanses not only your colon (it comes with a Colon Cleanse Kit) but also all of your other eliminatory organs: skin, lungs, blood, kidney, bladder, gallbladder, etc. I would suggest showing the supplement facts of one of the cleanses to your doctor to ensure it will not affect anything else you may be taking.Read More
I just completed your colon cleanse but I have leftover Digestive Stimulators, should I continue taking them?
You can absolutely continue taking them; however it is imperative not to become reliant upon them. Ideally if your system is reset and you are regular you should not need Digestive Stimulators anymore and you will be eliminating on your own. Keeping a mixed diet rich in greens, grains, fibers and appropriate water intake should do the trick just fine on its own.Read More
There are many healthy and simple ways to lower your blood sugar. Recent research has confirmed that increasing your fiber is a sure way to lower blood sugar levels and help protect your heart and digestive tract. Try to eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables every day (some authorities say more). A breakfast of oatmeal with fresh sliced apples, all sprinkled with a dash of cinnamon (not added sugar) counts triple!
I suggest that you try fiber in the form of food and cinnamon first. The many other ways that people bring high blood sugar under control might also be helpful down the road. But you can start simply with two proven methods; and you have to eat anyway, so it might as well be delicious. Fall is here and apples come in a hundred different varieties: snack until you find your favorites. You can do it naturally!