FloraSil

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Manufacturer Flora
Supply 30-90 Days
Form 1 Capsule
Potency 9 mg
Size 90

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FloraSil

Flora Premium FloraSil Silica is prepared by utilizing a unique aqueous extraction method developed and patented by Dr. Louis Kervan. This method of deriving a silicon extract from spring horsetail using only water, without any chemicals or solvents, ensures the vegetal silica is bonded or chelated to a group of water soluble bioflavonoids. Only silica chelated with bioflavonoids offers a safe and highly bioavailable form of silica which is easily assimilated by the body.

Directions:

Take 1 capsule up to 3 times daily with meals. Store in a cool, dry place.

Ingredients:

Horsetail (equal 9 mg silica). Other ingredients: Microcrystalline cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, corn syrup solids and magnesium stearate.

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Taking Control of Hair Loss

Our hair is a living garden.  It can thrive in optimum conditions and can wither in unfavorable ones.  It can reflect the health of our body and the conditions of the environment around us.  It grows in response to nutrients we consume and to the elements it is exposed to.  It is an ‘antenna’, a connection to the energy forces of the world.  Over-washing, chemical styling and blow drying can strip the natural oils from hair, leaving it dry, unhealthy and more prone to falling out.  Environmental toxins and imbalance & illness in the body can also contribute to unhealthy hair and excessive hair loss.  Genetics and hormones play their part as well.

Hair loss is a common condition and can affect many people at some time in their lives. It is normal to shed 150 hairs a day.  Sometimes hair may simply thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process. Many men and women may notice mild thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. Sometimes the amount of hair loss may be increased by various stresses on the body.  Physical stress such as illness, a lack of protein, and hormonal changes like those in pregnancypuberty, andmenopause may cause a reversible hair loss.  Other factors to consider are shock, emotional stress, damage to the skin such as burns, infection or radiation, an excess of Vitamin A, skin cancer, chemotherapy, hypothyroidism, or by a sluggish or toxic liver and kidneys.

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What results in hair loss and what can we do about it?

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Our hair is a living garden.  It can thrive in optimum conditions and can wither in unfavorable ones.  It can reflect the health of our body and the conditions of the environment around us.  It grows in response to nutrients we consume and to the elements it is exposed to.  It is an ‘antenna’, a connection to the energy forces of the world.  Over-washing, chemical styling and blow drying can strip the natural oils from hair, leaving it dry, unhealthy and more prone to falling out.  Environmental toxins and imbalance & illness in the body can also contribute to unhealthy hair and excessive hair loss.  Genetics and hormones play their part as well.

Hair loss is a common condition and can affect many people at some time in their lives. It is normal to shed 150 hairs a day.  Sometimes hair may simply thin as a result of predetermined genetic factors and the overall aging process. Many men and women may notice mild thinning of hair starting in their 30s and 40s. Sometimes the amount of hair loss may be increased by various stresses on the body.  Physical stress such as illness, a lack of protein, and hormonal changes like those in pregnancypuberty, andmenopause may cause a reversible hair loss.  Other factors to consider are shock, emotional stress, damage to the skin such as burns, infection or radiation, an excess of Vitamin A, skin cancer, chemotherapy, hypothyroidism, or by a sluggish or toxic liver and kidneys.

Several health conditions, including thyroid disease and iron deficiency anemia, can cause hair loss. It is important to exclude underlying causes in sudden or severe hair loss.  Medical health screening will include blood work to determine if hypothyroidism is a concern or if there is an imbalance to body’s hormonal and vitamin levels.

Sudden hair loss sometimes occurs as a result of illness or stress.  This should be temporary and can often be reversed once the body is repaired and back in balance.  Gradual thinning of the hair may be caused by severe nutritional deficiency, some illnesses, or disorders of the endocrine system (including thyroid and pituitary).  Again, getting the body back in balance is the key to growing back hair or at the very least stopping the excessive hair loss that has occurred.

The first step is to determine what is causing the hair loss.  Has there been a change in health?  Are you dealing with extra stress lately?  Could your diet use a little adjusting?  Are you frying your hair with too many over the counter styling products? Auto-immune disorders may also take a toll on hair health.  Usually it’s a case of mistaken identity: overzealous immune cells attack the hair.  Determining the condition and improving health with nutrition and anti-inflammatory herbs can often slow down or significantly help this type of hair loss. It is interesting to note that women have more underlying causes of hair loss then men (like thyroid or hormonal imbalance and/or anemia), but men often have genetic- male pattern baldness.

With hypothyroid individuals hair can be coarse, dry and brittle.  Hair loss can be quite severe.  Hypothyroidism is the medical term for having an underactive thyroid gland. This little gland located in your neck produces hormones that are critical to metabolism as well as growth and development and, when it’s not pumping out enough hormones, can contribute to hair loss.  Your doctor can determine if medication is necessary.  Iodine from seaweed is very supportive to the healthy function of the thyroid (unless hypothyroidism is caused by an auto-immune condition called Hashimoto’s, in which case iodine should be avoided).  Eliminating caffeine and sugar from the diet can also be very beneficial to the thyroid.

Male pattern baldness or Alopecia, emanates from testosterone levels and DHT (Dihydrotestosterone).  This is usually hereditary and not easy to reverse.  However, some supplements can help block DHT and other factors such as nutrition can make a big difference. When those other factors are addressed the health of the hair can be improved and people may see more thickness and regrowth.  Supporting the health of the prostate is very beneficial and Saw Palmetto is a star herb for prostate health.  Treat your prostate to treat your hair loss!

Take a look at your diet and decide if supplementing is right for you!  Several studies have found thatvitamin D may help activate hair growth.  Protein is one of the building blocks of life, promoting cell growth and repair and it boosts your hair strength too! Increasing fatty fish (like salmon) in the diet can really hydrate the hair. Fish is full of iron and biotin.  Supplementing with Essential Fatty Acids and amulti-B Vitamin Complex can greatly support hair health.

Detoxing and nourishing the blood, kidneys and liver can greatly help.  Traditional Chinese Medicine indicates that hair loss is attributed to deficient liver and kidneys.  Many Chinese hair restorative formulas work internally by detoxing the liver and kidneys and by nourishing blood deficiency.  The kidneys and liver filter out toxins and chemicals from the body.  When their function is improved, the health of the entire body can improve.

The health of the scalp is also very important to overall hair health.  Daily scalp massage will unclog pores and increase circulation to the head.  Using specific herbs like basilpeppermint and rosemary can stimulate the scalp and promote hair growth.  Clary sagelavenderlemonmyrrhpatchouli, rosemary,tea tree and ylang-ylang offer help for Dandruff and other scalp conditions.  Juniper is often added with rosemary for external hair applications.  Juniper is wonderful for the hair and has an affinity for the kidneys.

Jojoba and Aloe moisturize and protect the scalp.  Jojoba has long been used by Native Americans as a topical treatment for the skin and hair.  Regularly massaging the scalp with jojoba oil can result in new hair growth.  It can also help repair dry, brittle hair and soothes and moisturizes dry, scaly scalp.

Hanna Kroeger taught that hair loss could be an indication of poor kidney or thyroid health.  She recommended Female Balance for women for correcting hormonal issues and Evening Primrose Oil,Silica, and Horsetail for their moisturizing and strengthening qualities.  To support optimum thyroid health, Hanna recommended Thyroid Care Herbal along with a high protein diet.  Add plenty of yogurt (or probiotics) to your diet and limit sugar intake as much as possible. Drinking and applying sage tea externally helps stimulate hair growth.  Nettle tea helps to cleanse the system and encourages growth. To clear heavy metal and chemical residue from the kidneys, Hanna recommended Black Radish & ParsleyKidney Care BlendKDY TeaChem X and Metal X herbal products.

Hanna’s Herb Shop carries several products that are useful in maintaining healthy hair and supporting new growth.

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Silica, Vegetalthis is a water extraction of Horsetail herb.  This form is very easy for the body to assimilate.  Horsetail is naturally high in Silica which is the building block of hair and nails.

 

Silicea (Cell Salt # 12)- Silica is one of the most abundant of the earth’s solid components.  It comes from rocks and is a major supportive element in the connective tissues of plant and animal cells.  It is called ‘Nature’s Cell Cleanser’.  It is recommended for many conditions but is especially beneficial for building up and strengthening hair and nails.

 

Ultra Haira multi-vitamin supplement to support strong hair

 

Advanced Men’s Restorative Hair Nutrients Bao Shi- This formula increases shine, luster and growth while supporting the production of keratin.  Keratin helps to prevent hair loss and graying. Rosemary stimulates hair growth and improves circulation. Saw palmetto is added to support prostate health and can help slow down hair thinning by being a naturally powerful DHT (Dihydrotestosterone) blocker.  DHT has been linked to male pattern baldness because hair follicles are sensitive to DHT, which causes them to shrink and eventually causes thinning and then loss.  Men have more receptors for DHT in their hair follicles than women, which is why it is a much larger issue for men.

 

Advanced Women’s Bao Shi™ Restorative Hair NutrientsThis formula increases shine, luster and growth while supporting the production of keratin.  Keratin helps to prevent hair loss and graying.  Ligustrum is added for its anti-oxidant benefits as well as its ability to tone the liver and kidneys.  Rosemary stimulates hair growth and improves circulation.  Nettles can help to cleanse and nourish the blood.

 

Rosemary Jojoba Hair OilThis oil helps restore moisture to hair while nourishing and conditioning.  Great for dandruff!

 

CollagenWe carry several Collagen products!  Collagen is a protein that maintains strength and flexibility throughout the body.  Types 1 & 3 support hair health.  Enjoy thicker, stronger, more beautiful hair with collagen.

 

Hair Wonder Anti-Hairloss Shampoo- A stimulating and nourishing shampoo that helps to promote hair growth and reduce hair loss.  It includes essential minerals, rock crystals, red ginseng and biotin.  Although it does contain some ingredients we would prefer it didn’t have, this is still the most natural alternative to Rogaine we have found.

 

Hair Wonder Anti-Hairloss Lotion- An activating lotion that increases hair growth and reduces hair loss.  It strengthens the hair and stimulates the scalp.  It includes essential minerals, rock crystals, red ginseng and biotin.  Used in conjunction with the Anti-Hairloss Shampoo.

There are many factors that can contribute to excessive hair loss.  By doing some investigative work then correcting, cleansing and nourishing the body with food and herbs, your hair can shine again!

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The Whole Body Benefit of Cell Salts

If you love a natural approach to health and haven’t explored cell salts, you have something to be excited about.Cell salts are homeopathic mineral combinations studied and created by Dr. William H Schuessler of Oldenburg, Germany and are crucial for restoring health first on a cellular level and then on a systematic level. These minerals have been the focus of homeopathy since the 1800s and are comprised of twelve cell salts, which Dr. Schuessler believed were the building blocks essential to maintaining health; give a person the right one for them and their body has the right support and ability to correct imbalances. Each with a very significant benefit to the system and each with a tell-tale sign of deficiency found in the skin, cell salts perform specific functions in the body’s vital processes, and each of the processes are interrelated. Curious how something from the 1800s remains so relevant today? Take a look at the twelve cell salts!

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Homeopathy

If you love a natural approach to health and haven’t explored cell salts, you have something to be excited about.Cell salts are homeopathic mineral combinations studied and created by Dr. William H Schuessler of Oldenburg, Germany and are crucial for restoring health first on a cellular level and then on a systematic level. These minerals have been the focus of homeopathy since the 1800s and are comprised of twelve cell salts, which Dr. Schuessler believed were the building blocks essential to maintaining health; give a person the right one for them and their body has the right support and ability to correct imbalances. Each with a very significant benefit to the system and each with a tell-tale sign of deficiency found in the skin, cell salts perform specific functions in the body’s vital processes, and each of the processes are interrelated. Curious how something from the 1800s remains so relevant today? Take a look at the twelve cell salts!

In this breakdown of cell salts we will share the commonly-used abbreviated versions of the cell salts as well as their chemical names. Each of these cell salts have a specific function and benefit in the body and common deficiency symptoms can be seen clearly on the skin. Should these deficiencies be present on your skin, consider introducing cell salts into your wellness routine. While individual cell salts are available, the twelve discussed below are included in one formula from Hyland’s called Bioplasma, a product we love and appreciate! If you feel you are deficient in many areas, it can be important to supplement with specific salts in addition to the Bioplasma for overall support.

Calcium Flouride (Calc. flour.): Providing suppleness and elasticity 

Calcium flouride is a constituent of the surfaces of bones and the enamel of the teeth and is the chemical union of lime and fluoric acid. The bond produced from this union creates a cell salt that treats a variety of ailments of the bones and teeth, in diseases of the skin and blood vessels, for hemorrhoids and varicose veins, and for a stronger heart. Deficiency results in a relaxed condition of connective tissue within the whole body. Your body’s cry for this cell salt can be seen in the ailments it assists with! Hemorrhoids, poor tooth enamel, as well as cracks in skin and lips are a few signs of deficiency but your facial skin will also appear to be reflective. Calcium flouride deficiencies can be noted by brittle, splitting nails and in raised wrinkles, furrows, white scales, cracked lips or translucent teeth.

Calcium Phosphate (Calc. phos.): Promoting healthy cellular activity 

Bioplasma, HomeopathicCalcium phosphate is phosphate of lime and is one of the major cell salt remedies as it is the bone builder, promotes healthy cellular activity and is the main constituent of all the cells and fluids in the body. Calcium phosphate plays a major role in the health of the lymphatic, muscular, skeletal and excretory systems. Feeling rundown? This cell salt is the first you should reach for since it is known for its restorative powers after acute disease and infections. Want more good news? Calcium phosphate is helpful for people who catch colds easily and for many disorders of the reproductive system, especially in women. A deficiency in this cell salt can be noted on the skin if it is white and waxy in appearance and if the tips of the teeth are transparent. The facial location indicating deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted on the ears, nose, cheekbone, skin under the eyebrows, if lips are small, if the skin or nails flake, if the tips of the teeth are translucent, if the lips are small and if the skin or nails flake.

Calcium Sulphate (Calc. sulph.): Purifier of skin and external tissues

This cell salt is the healer of wounds and skin ailments by providing the body with one of teh key components for building skin tissue. Because calcium sulphate holds water but resists acid, some homeopathic practitioners believe it protects against acidic fluids. The external wounds and damage of the body can benefit from this cell salt which is useful in protecting the stomach walls as well as the mouth, throat, bladder, nasal passages, eyes and any other organ that needs protection against moisture. It can also be useful in treating some types of rheumatism because of its importance to the body’s connective tissue. Deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted in alabaster-white or pale skin, age or liver spots, boils, skin that appears dirty, infections of the head or scalp, and enlarged pores.

Ferrum Phosphate (Ferrum phos.): Oxygenator

Oxygen plays an important role in so many of our body’s functions and when oxygen is not carried through the bloodstream our health can suffer. Ferrum phosphate is a powerful oxygenator, helping to strengthen the walls of the blood vessels, especially arteries, with the oxygen it provides. Ailments characterized by congestion, inflammation, fever or rapid pulse can be greatly benefited with Ferrum phosphate. Anemia and overall health can be improved with the regular use of this cell salt as is purifies the blood and acts as a blood tonic. Deficiency can be noted with fatigue, weak immune system, bluish-black shades under the eyes and red ears, cheeks and forehead or in the presence of furrow or ‘sleepless’ appearances.

Magnesium Phosphate (Mag. phos.): Anti-spasmodic

When this cell salt is combined with calcium phosphate and potassium phosphate it acts as a tonic for the nerves and is especially helpful for people experiencing pain. Magnesium phosphate is also powerful on its own and is one of the most remarkable cell salt remedies. Magnesium is a trace element in the body and is only surpassed in quantity in the body by potassium, sodium and calcium. Magnesium supports hard dental enamel, relaxes the brain, heart, and other muscles while also alleviating cramps, muscle spasms and muscle tightness. Redness on the skin is an indication of a deficiency in this cell salt seen in general facial redness or acute blushing.

Potassium Chloride (Kali mur.): Blood builder

While other cell salts produce a more dramatic effect, Potassium chloride is an important constituent of the muscles, nerve cells and brain cells and should not be overlooked. Brain cells are not able to form without this cell salt and in cases where severe inflammation, discharge or excess clotting are concerned it is an effective remedy. While it resembles the function of potassium sulphate in many ways, it is useful in assisting the body to fight off fever and infection and should be taken routinely. When applied externally this cell salt is useful in controlling blistering when used on burns and scalds. Deficiencies of potassium chloride can be noted in milky red, blue or purple shading on the skin, acne rosacea or red spider veins when studying the cheeks and eyelids. The skin may appear bumpy if a deficiency is present in the body.

Potassium Phosphate (Kali phos.): Nerve soother

This cell salt is the most important of the three potassium cell salt remedies because of its safe and effective tranquilizing properties. The ‘gray matter’ of the brain benefits greatly from phosphoric acid because it combines with other substances to create it and for this reason is useful for people suffering from depression, anxiety and irritability. What’s more is that this cell salt provides relief from headaches, restores healthful sleep patterns and can be useful in memory loss and dementia associated with aging. Cancer research is currently exploring the benefit of potassium in the body and its link to cellular health. Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in ash-gray skin, sunken temples and cheeks, dull eyes and bad breath.

Potassium Sulphate (Kali sulph.): Building block of cells

In conjunction with ferrum phosphate, potassium sulphate helps to carry oxygen through the bloodstream and into the cells though potassium sulphate is believed to be able to carry oxygen to parts of the body that ferrum phosphate cannot. The priority of this cell salt is to build new cells when others have been damaged or killed due to disease and it is also useful for skin complaints, asthma, and for those recovering from infections of the nose and throat as it assists in recovering sense of taste and smell. Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in a brownish-yellow complexion all over the face but particularly around the mouth, liver spots, age spots, vitilgo, and freckles.

Silica: Cellular Cleanser

Silica is a major supportive element of connective tissues in both plants and animal cells and is a powerful cleanser of toxins. This cell salt is a tonic for skin and hair, relieves swelling and heat in joints, dissolves urate deposits of arthritis and gout, and was known as the ‘homeopathic surgeon’ in the days before antibiotics for its ability to cure infection. There will be no special coloring on the skin if there is a deficiency of this cell salt though other indications are baldness, shiny nose, wrinkles that begin at the ears, sunken eyes and crow’s feet. Sensitivity to light, problems with fingernails, dull hair and red eyes are other indicators of a deficiency in silica. Learn more about silica.

Sodium Chloride (Natrum mur.): Goodbye, headaches

This cell salt is perhaps best known as a headache remedy though it is also one of the most powerful and quick acting where serious illness is concerned. Sodium chloride regulates the passage of fluids in the body and is crucial since, without it, cells would not be able to receive the nutrients they require and many of the biochemical processes of the body would be critically impacted. Because of its importance in regulating the flow of fluids and because headaches are believed to primarily be caused from changes in blood flow, sodium chloride is a natural choice to stabilize this blood flow to the brain and provide relief and sometimes eliminating headaches altogether. Similarly, because it regulates the passage of fluids, sodium chloride is also useful in reducing high blood pressure. Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in redness around the hairline, lower lashes, nose, cheek, chin or forehead. Physical signs on the face like inflamed eyelids, large pores, dandruff, dry skin, puffy eyes, spongy or bloated appearance or sweaty/greasy skin can also indicate a deficiency.

Sodium Phosphate (Naturm phos.): Nature’s antacid 

Sodium phosphate is found in the blood, muscles, nerves and brain cells with a function of decomposing lactic acid and emulsifying fatty acids. Because acidity in the blood is a common cause of many ailments, sodium phosphate plays an important role in wellness as it reduces acidity in the blood. Gout, back pain, muscle aches and indigestion are ailments most commonly soothed with this cell salt though it can also be useful in some cases of rheumatism. The four phosphate remedies are used together as a standard cell salt nerve tonic as phosphate occurs in a free state and is always found in combination with other phosphates. Deficiencies of this cell salt can be noted on the skin where the chin is red or where there is general yellow to red coloring on the nose, mouth, forehead, chin and cheeks. Other indications of a deficiency include combination skin (oily and dry), cholesterol deposits (raised yellow pimple like growths around the eyes), blackheads, pimples, acne, upper lip wrinkles, fatty deposits, acid spots, dry skin or greasy sweat.

Sodium Sulphate (Natrum sulph.): Asthmatic remedy

This cell salt regulates water being carried away from the cells (opposite of sodium chloride) and is a remedy where conditions aggravated by moisture are concerned, including asthma. Other benefits of this cell salt include its ability to remove waste from the bloodstream, speed healing in mucous membranes, ease digestive issues and it has even been successful in treating diabetes.  Deficiencies in this cell salt can be noted in a greenish-yellow, bluish-red, or yellowish color of the skin and is indicated on the nose or by the appearance of bags under the eyes. Further deficiency can be noted when there is a chronic issue with foul gas.

The bottom line of cell salts is that your body needs them and wants them as they provide the basic components for structure and can speed healing, reduce inflammation, and help you maintain good health. Even this bit of information provided above is a good starting point to help you identify and ease a host of everyday ailments. Because Hyland’s 12 cell salts and combination Bioplasma are homeopathic they are safe and effective for both adults and children.

For more information, consider these two books: Homeopathic Cell Salt Remedies; Healing with Nature’s 12 Mineral Compounds or Facial Diagnosis of Cell Salt Deficiencies

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