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Fennel can help with indigestion, gas, and spasms of the digestive tract. Fennel can also help expel phlegm from the lungs.

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A-Z of Healthy Skin : Our Top Picks for Products and Remedies!

Fluctuations in temperature and moisture have you wondering if it’s winter or if we really are heading into summer? Imagine how confused your skin is feeling! Winter is a thief of moisture and often we do not fully heal our skin before welcoming the sun and wind of spring and summer. What can you do? Plenty. Check out our A-Z for improving the look and feel of your skin not only naturally but easily too! Hello, gorgeous!

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Fluctuations in temperature and moisture have you wondering if it’s winter or if we really are heading into summer? Imagine how confused your skin is feeling! Winter is a thief of moisture and often we do not fully heal our skin before welcoming the sun and wind of spring and summer. What can you do? Plenty. Check out our A-Z for improving the look and feel of your skin not only naturally but easily too! Hello, gorgeous!

Vitamin A: Cries from your skin for Vitamin A can range from acne to rough spots or even raised bumps on your back and arms. Want clear and healthy skin that glows? Check your Vitamin A intake and be sure to supplement your diet with trusted products like this one from Nature’s Way.

Vitamin B: Soft and glowing summer skin that looks younger could be with the help of Vitamin B! Deficiencies in this vitamin lead to more pronounced wrinkles, graying skin, acne, rashes and loss of hair!Anti-Fatigue is our pick for Vitamin B supplementation as it not only reveals healthy and beautiful skin but also boosts energy levels by naturally supporting your adrenal glands.

Vitamin C: Boost your immune system, benefit heart function and fight free radicals with Vitamin C! Relating this vitamin to cold and flu season only would mean you’re missing out on slowing the process of aging, protecting collagen in your skin and reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

Vitamin D: According to Natural Solutions Magazine, if you live north of Atlanta, GA then your skin isn’t getting proper doses of Vitamin D during the winter months and supplementation could be necessary, even as the weather warms, to make up for deficiencies. Adequate amounts of Vitamin D in our systems keeps our skin healthy and clear and can also assist with the sleepiness and sadness that can accompany those last few weeks before spring comes!

Vitamin E: Oral supplementation of Vitamin E keeps your skin supple and glowing year round! As temperatures begin to rise, the needs of your skin change and lotions rich in Vitamin E oil properly hydrate your thirsty skin and can heal the cracks and chapped areas from cooler months.

Keep in mind that Vitamins A, B, D and E are fat soluble and are stored in the body until they are needed and do not need to be consumed each day. Vitamin C on the other hand is water soluble and should be consumed daily and, in the case of boosting your immune system, multiple times a day!

F: Fennel is not only a delicious part of gardening in the spring and summer! Drinking fennel tea can flush toxins from your system, keeping your skin clear and smooth. Add two teaspoons fennel seed to a mug of boiling water and allow to steep for 3 minutes before drinking.

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G: Get Your Greens! Whether its watercress, spinach, kale, romaine or collards, the greens of the garden are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants to fight free radicals, keep your digestive system clear so toxins can be properly eliminated and support acne-free skin with fewer wrinkles!

H: Hydration is among the most important things you can do for your entire body, not just your skin. One of our bodies cries for water is dry or scaly skin, acne or rashes. Be sure you are properly hydrating throughout the day and look out for signs of your body’s needs with this book.

I: Improve. Start small and build your way up to make your current practices for healthy skin even stronger. Apply sunscreen often but not daily last summer? Strive to be better this year. Didn’t hydrate properly? Used products that weren’t natural and wish you would have? Make a change.

J: Jojoba Oil is a go-to for all seasons but especially where dry or scaly skin is concerned. Use it as a moisturizer for your entire body, from heels to a scaly scalp! Wild Sage has two great products that we love to nourish skin and hair. Soften wrinkles and moisturize the delicate skin under your eyes withJojoba Eye Cream and turn dry hair into beautiful locks with Rosemary Jojoba Hair Oil (psst! It fights dandruff too!).

Vitamin K can help to reduce bags, discoloration or darkness under your eyes by improving circulation in the body.

L: Lip care shouldn’t be overlooked where healthy skin is concerned! Get gorgeous, flushed lips with a gentle scrub using an old toothbrush with coconut oil and choose lip balms with natural peppermint likeBurt’s Bees.

M: Microbeads can help to clear dry, scaly skin and bring out a natural glow to anyone’s skin but be gentle! Choose products that are made of natural ingredients and avoid frequent use or rough sloughing as you can cause harm to the surface of your skin. “Less is more” is the way to play here.

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Nourish your skin with healthy fats like Omega 3s to maintain the natural oils in the skin. What you put inside your body is just as important as what you put on the outside of your body so if dry skin is an issue for you look beyond creams and topical oils and get the healthy oils inside!

Oh, speaking of oil: Choose a natural moisturizer when your skin is at its driest that is a powerhouse to lock in moisture. We like grapeseed, applied just after a shower or bath to lock in moisture, ease itchiness and heal chapped and red skin.

P: Protect your skin from the sun by choosing natural SPF products with strong coverage. Think they are expensive or hard to find? We’ve got your covered with our newest addition to our skincare line, Taspen’s!

Quit smoking: Not only will you add years to your life but you’ll also save thousands of dollars, improve the look and feel of your skin, reduce wrinkles and cut down on noticeable spots on your skin’s surface. Do your body a favor and quit it.

R: Regularity is the key to everything here. Apply sunscreen, moisturize, hydrate, eat healthy foods and mind your vitamin intake to benefit your skin quickly and effectively.

S is obviously for skin and we are all about using products that are all-natural and all-wonderful. We recently picked up a skincare line from Acure and couldn’t be more pleased with how well this line works. It is affordable and has a formula for everyone. Sensitive skin? No problem. Oily? They’ve got you covered. Check out their entire line.

T is for tomato, often the star of warm weather gardens. Fresh from your back yard or the grocer, this little skin aid is rich in Vitamin C and improves circulation throughout the body for the improved appearance of skin.

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U: Undo the stress of the day in the most effective way for you and you’ll be surprised to see that it will show up on your face! Meditate, have a cup of tea, chat with a friend or try an essential oil aimed at bringing calm into your life like lavender. Stress can cause a number of issues, including pre-mature aging, take a look at these5 easy steps to manage it.

V: Vitamins! We purposefully gave several vitamins their own slot instead of waiting until the end! Keep your body healthy and happy with proper supplementation.Check out our Vitamins and Minerals section.

We’re wild about wild caught fish to ensure we are eating omega 3s and other healthy fats for healthy skin while avoiding the un-natural and often harmful additions in farm raised fish. Keep your eye on labels when purchasing fish and buy wild caught.

X: It’s not much of a stretch but X here stands for exam. Have a funky spot you don’t remember ever seeing? Not sure if that mole has changed shape? Feel like there’s something a little off? Go have it checked out. Fretting over an issue will do more harm than good to your health and early detection is often the best medicine there is.

Y: Yawning is an indication that it’s time to hit the hay and get proper shut eye. Our skin repairs itself while we sleep and if you’re missing out on proper rest, your skin is too! Difficulty getting adequate sleep can be assisted naturally. Check out our Mind, Mood and Sleep section for great products that are non-habit forming.

ZZinc assists in proper structure of proteins and cell membranes, improves wound healing, has anti-inflammatory effects and protects against UV radiation. While you may be trying to ingest zinc through your diet, supplementation is often necessary to ensure adequate amounts and these benefits.

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5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation

Constipation is one of those topics that doesn’t come up too often during conversations with family or friends since it’s not the most comfortable subject to discuss. While it may not be a popular topic, constipation has an impact on many of us (affecting women and the elderly more commonly than any other group) but is a complaint that can be eased or avoided with some natural help and attention to our diets. Not sure if the symptoms you’re experiencing are constipation? Generally speaking you’re constipated if: bowel movements (BM) become difficult or are not frequent (one or less times a day, extreme constipation is two or fewer times per week), you strain during a BM, or you do not completely evacuate your system when having a BM. If any of these symptoms sound like something you are experiencing or if you’re looking to avoid constipation altogether, follow these 5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation. 

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Constipation is one of those topics that doesn’t come up too often during conversations with family or friends since it’s not the most comfortable subject to discuss. While it may not be a popular topic, constipation has an impact on many of us (affecting women and the elderly more commonly than any other group) but is a complaint that can be eased or avoided with some natural help and attention to our diets. Not sure if the symptoms you’re experiencing are constipation? Generally speaking you’re constipated if: bowel movements (BM) become difficult or are not frequent (one or less times a day, extreme constipation is two or fewer times per week), you strain during a BM, or you do not completely evacuate your system when having a BM. If any of these symptoms sound like something you are experiencing or if you’re looking to avoid constipation altogether, follow these 5 Steps to Avoid and Alleviate Constipation. 

1. HYDRATION’S ROLE IN CONSTIPATION:

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There’s a reason we’ve listed hydration first in the 5 Steps to Avoid Constipation! Having the recommended eight 8 oz glasses of water each day has its benefits beyond clear skin, more energy, better sleep, and improved mood; it can also improve your digestion and keep your gastrointestinal tract functioning properly.  No matter the water content in the food you are ingesting, if you are dehydrated the odds of experiencing a delayed or painful BM are high. Why? After food is processed in the small intestine, it travels to the large intestine/colon. When the body is dehydrated our large intestine attempts to remove all available water from the stool resulting in hard stools that are difficult to pass. Proper hydration is so important to breaking down food in our systems as it helps to not only soften food but it also lubricates our intestine and encourages healthy movements. How do you know you’re getting enough fluid? Aside from the long standing recommendation of a minimum of eight 8 oz glasses of water daily, most experts say that letting your thirst be your guide is a good indicator of what’s right for you, although once you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated.  Try to stay ahead of your thirst by drinking water throughout the day and ingesting foods that have high water content as well. Once you find you aren’t thirsty throughout the day, you have found the right amount of water for you.

2. HERBAL REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION:

Hanna believed in keeping your body’s wastebasket clean in order to not only avoid constipation but to also be sure your body is absorbing nutrients properly and functioning properly. According to Hanna, if our colon is blocked then garbage is building up in our bodies and to avoid this, we need to cleanse the system annually. Hanna’s Bowel Cleanse Kit is an effective and safe way to cleanse the bowels and maintain healthy digestive system function. With Digestive Enzyme™ (D.E.), Turmeric, Fennel, and Mover®capsules, along with Black Walnut Hull tincture, this kit contains herbal products that Hanna believed in and saw work for people with constipation complaints.

Looking for constipation relief from an herbal product that isn’t a part of a kit?  Mover from Kroeger Herb Products is what you’re

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looking for. With a blend of Yellow Dock, Onion, Sage, and Wahoo Bark, Mover has been helping ease the complaint of temporary constipation and is most effective when combined with a diet that is high in fiber and hydration. Mover is not designed to be used long term for chronic constipation and is instead an effective remedy for constipation that occurs due to the common causes (dehydration, travel, stress, too much dairy, etc.). Mover is an effective herbal remedy for constipation and, while it does not need to be taken as a part of the Bowel Cleanse Kit to provide relief and movement, Hanna did recommend cleansing the system to ensure good health. Keeping our bowels moving is an important aspect of good health; cleansing the digestive tract brings vitality to the system.

Other recommendations from Hanna include Dandelion Root tincture, Hydrangea Root tincture, or tea made from peppermint, gentian, or fennel as well as whole leaf Aloe Vera gel which acts as a natural laxative and assists with digestive complaints but should not be used long-term to treat chronic constipation.

3. HOME REMEDIES FOR CONSTIPATION:

Help One Another, An Anthology of the Teachings and Remedies of Hanna Kroeger

We love the suggestions for good health left to us in Hanna’s books and there’s some great remedies for constipation. Two of our favorites:

  • Boil orange peels in 2 cups water for 15 minutes; allow to cool then drink the juice.
  • Simmer flax seeds for 30 minutes in 1 cup water then allow to stand where it will remain hot for 1 to 2 hours. Add 2 tablespoons of the flax seeds to 2 cups boiling water then boil down to 1 cup. Once this happens, pour the mixture into a mug and add honey to taste and the juice of half a lemon. Drink the entire cupful at bedtime, swallowing all the seeds. Drink this once weekly or every 4 days as needed.

4. FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID TO KEEP CONSTIPATION AT BAY:

Constipation can occur due to the things we ingest and that includes fluids. While you may be aware that too much cheese (or dairy) can slow your digestive system, maybe you weren’t aware of the causes of dehydration due to alcohol or caffeine. That cup of coffee may help to get your system moving every now and then but in reality (especially for those suffering from chronic constipation) more harm than good is occurring since the caffeine is robbing your body of water content. A similar story is true for alcohol. Having an occasional drink isn’t going to harm your system but moderation is key for good health and a digestive tract that is hydrated and moving properly. Aside from cheese, many experts suggest avoiding ingesting red meat daily and instead only having it a few times a week as well as avoiding fried foods daily. The amount of unhealthy oil in fried foods can cause the system to slow and could, in the case of having fried foods multiple times a week, cause constipation. If you are craving oil, try incorporating more healthy oils into your diet like an Essential Fatty Acid (EFA) supplement or Coconut, avocado or flax oil in a smoothie or on salads.

5. FOODS TO HELP YOU AVOID CONSTIPATION:

It’s the same story wherever you go for a healthy body… eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and make sure a good portion of them are raw. In the case of avoiding constipation you can narrow down the long list and count on including leafy greens, fibrous fruits, and other fiber rich foods in your diet. Dr. Ozoutlines the 50 most fiber-rich foods though some of our favorites are prunes, apples, blackberries, strawberries, kale, squash/pumpkin, artichoke, Brussels sprouts, quinoa, wild rice, oats, and beans (navy, kidney, black). Try to purchase only organic foods from the list and be sure to incorporate them into your daily meals to get the most benefit.

Want to learn more about your digestive tract and keeping your system moving properly? Take a look at our Learn section with a great article about Colon Health and, like us, you can always turn to the great remedies and advice from Hanna in her books.

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Home Remedies for Digestion

Hanna’s remedies for digestion include spices, herbs, and foods that can be found in your own home. Whether it’s indigestion, gas, cramps, or even troubles properly breaking down and digesting food, Hanna has a remedy for that. Take a look below to see how the foods and herbs in your kitchen can be used as remedies for digestion from Hanna’s New Book on Healing

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Hanna’s remedies for digestion include spices, herbs, and foods that can be found in your own home. Whether it’s indigestion, gas, cramps, or even troubles properly breaking down and digesting food, Hanna has a remedy for that. Take a look below to see how the foods and herbs in your kitchen can be used as remedies for digestion from Hanna’s New Book on Healing

Home Remedies for Digestion

Don't let digestive issues get you down. Try these home remedies.

Don't let digestive issues get you down. Try these home remedies.

Cardamom is commonly used to treat indigestion by warming and stimulating the body. It is also useful to treat gas.

Garlic and Nutmeg are both useful for digestive issues. Try adding garlic to your meals or make a tea of nutmeg before or with a meal.

Lettuce and spinach are rich in vitamins A, B, C, and E and stimulate the smooth operation of the digestive tract. Add these bulky greens to your diet to assist in proper digestion.

Dill tea helps to relieve gas, indigestion, and cramps. To make dill tea, use one teaspoon dill seeds to eight ounces of cold water. Bring the blend to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes. Drink before or with a meal.

Lemon balm assist with digestion, especially in times of worry or anxiety.

Peppermint is well known to help indigestion, intestinal spasms, gas, and other similar conditions, particularly in children. Peppermint leaves as a tea or added to cottage cheese can assist in proper digestion.

Cabbage and kale are helpful for digestive problems because of the protective enzymes they produce when eaten.

Fennel in food will help aid digestion greatly. Too much acidity in the stomach can be regulated by drinking one cup of fennel tea. Fennel expels mucus and relieves cramps, gas, and indigestion. Chewing fennel seed relieves hunger and eases digestion.

Cinnamon can be used as an aid for digestive processes and alleviates indigestion, cramps and gas. See a recent post about how cinnamon can benefit other parts of your body beyond digestion.

Ginger, sage, and bay leaf have been used traditionally for digestive disorders.

Oranges are used as a digestive remedy, aiding in the treatment of constipation.

Mustard, horseradish, and radishes are known to raise vital life forces and are helpful in digestion because of the protective enzymes created when eating them.

Coriander is a digestive tonic and is a mild sedative. It is helpful for gas and indigestion.

For slow digestion, take the Homeopathic Lycopodium (club moss)

For more remedies, check out our Home Remedy section of our blog and for more products to assist in proper digestion, see our Digestive Product section of our store. Also, take a look at one of Hanna’s prized formulas Healthy Gut and read a blog about your digestive tract and how it can assist in keeping it healthy here. Whether you’re using home remedies or a natural product to improve digestion, let us know what’s worked for you!

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