Serrapeptase for Inflammation

April

September 16th, 2015 · Uncategorized

shutterstock_108320885 You Are Leaving Pain Roadsign Serrepeptase, a natural anti-inflammatory, protein-digesting enzyme, has been used throughout Europe and Asia for over 40 years and is widely prescribed in clinical practices in Japan. First discovered in silkworms, Serrepeptase is the enzyme isolated from the mircoorganisim Serratia, which silkworms use to break down their hard cocoons and the tough mulberry leaves their diet mainly consists of. The uses for Serrepeptase range widely and cover almost every condition affected by inflammation or non-living tissue.

Serrepeptase is most popular for its anti-inflammatory properties. It works by digesting dead tissue that can accumulates after an injury, thereby reducing swelling and pain while enhancing one’s ability to heal. Low level inflammation allows injuries and infections to heal. However, chronic inflammation causes irritation and pain and can slow the recovery process. Serrepeptase is often recommended when someone is icing their injury, because the icing alone restricts blood flow and nutrients, while Serrepeptase improves overall circulation and accelerates the healing process. [Read more →]

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Glutathione- Why it’s so important!

Katie

July 9th, 2015 · Cleansing and Detox, Conscious Living, Disease Prevention, essential oils, Hanna Kroeger, Hanna Remedies, Healthy Living, Herbs for

shutterstock_148913738 Smiling Family in Circle (1) Glutathione is called the Master Antioxidant and the Master Detoxifier.  It is a natural substance produced in the body.  It is also available through food and supplements. Because it is made in the body, glutathione is not considered to be an essential nutrient although many people consider it to be one of the most important links to good health.

The body makes glutathione from the amino acids L-Cysteine, L-Glutamic Acid, and Glycine and it’s in every cell.  The liver especially has very high amounts of glutathione. It is used in metabolism, protein synthesis, prostaglandin synthesis, amino acid transport, and enzyme activation.  Thus, every system in the body can be affected by glutathione levels.  Those systems especially affected are the immune system, the nervous system, the gastrointestinal system and the lungs. [Read more →]

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10 Supplements Everyone Should Take

Katie

June 30th, 2015 · adaptogen, Anti-aging, Antioxidant, Cleansing and Detox, Conscious Living, Disease Prevention, essential oils, Hanna Kroeger, Hanna Remedies, healthy gut, Healthy Living, Heart Health

10 Supplements Everyone Should Take

shutterstock_262438055 Top 10 Sign1. Omega 3 Essential Fatty Acid:

High omega 3 foods and supplements have numerous health benefits.  This fat is good for you! Omega-3 fatty acids are a collection of polyunsaturated fatty acids, including eicosapentaenic acid (EPA) and docosahexanoic acid (DHA), found in fish, and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which is found in plants.  Most Western diets are high in Omega 6 & 9 (Olive, Canola, Sunflower, grapeseed, etc.), which would be great if we were also getting enough Omega 3 to balance it out, but most of us are deficient.  Omega 6 & 9 have an inflammatory action in the body and Omega 3 has an anti-inflammatory action on the body so getting more Omega 3 is extremely important.  Omega 3’s can help with many conditions including Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, ADHD and Rheumatoid Arthritis. They help reduce inflammation throughout the body, can improve memory, maintain the fluidity of the cell membranes, and lower the amount of cholesterol in the bloodstream.  Omega 3’s are very beneficial for heart health as well as skin and eye health.  Omega 3’s pack a huge nutritional punch!

Here are some omega 3 products we offer here at Hanna’s Herb Shop:

Omega 3- D, Liquid: Nordic Naturals Omega-3-D is a great-tasting, fresh, and pure source of Omega-3s, vitamin E, and vitamin D. This formula can help support the immune system and the central nervous system. All Nordic Natural fish oils surpass all pharmaceutical standards for freshness and purity.

Omega-3: Nordic Naturals Omega-3 provides EPA and DHA from purified fish oil in a fish derived gelatin soft gel. It is purified through molecular distillation to ensure the absence of impurities including PCBs and heavy metals.

Omega, Ultimate: Another Nordic Naturals product, Ultimate Omega has been clinically shown to support heart health, and the body’s natural anti-inflammatory response. Double-strength EPA+DHA for increased omega-3 benefits in fewer soft gels. Ultimate Omega® provides exceptionally high levels of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA. It is ideal for people wanting high intensity, therapeutic support in a smaller serving.

Fermented Cod Liver Oil: Blue Ice Unflavored capsules or Cinnamon Tingle liquid: Natural Cod liver oil has a deep and rich history providing a variety of natural Vitamins A and D along with other nutrients. Many of the great historical cultures had one sacred food which they relied on to ensure strong mind, body, and spirit: fermented fish/fish liver oil. [Read more →]

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Reasons to Love Fermented Foods!!

April

June 11th, 2015 · Conscious Living, Hanna Kroeger, Hanna Remedies, healthy gut, Healthy Living, Homeopathy, Uncategorized

Whether it is the French dining on cheese and wine or the Japanese enjoying miso and pickles, it is no surprise that most cultures consume some form of fermented foods in their daily diet. Unfortunately, in our Western society fermented foods have fallen out of our daily routine and are disappearing from our diets altogether.

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The act of fermenting foods dates back to the beginning of civilization, and was mainly used as a way to preserve foods or make alcoholic mixtures, like beer, cider or mead. The most ancient form of fermentation known is mead, a drink that is created from the process of fermenting honey.

Not only is the act of fermentation been used by cultures for centuries, fermenting foods supports numerous functions of the body. Fermentation makes new nutrients by breaking down (predigesting) the particles in food, preserves and assures optimal bioavailability of the nutrients, removes toxins, and some fermented foods even act as antioxidants. They contain probiotics, which are beneficial bacteria that aid with digestion, improve bowel movements and increase immunity. Since the probiotics from fermented foods balance the bacteria in the digestive system, all the nutrients from the food you eat are better absorbed. In the end, better absorption will allow you to need to take less supplements and vitamins, and your digestive system will be healthier. [Read more →]

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Taking Control of Hair Loss

Sara Beth

May 26th, 2015 · Conscious Living, Hanna Remedies, Healthy Living, Herbs for, home remedy

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 pregnancy, puberty, and menopause 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.

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New Adaptogens: Eleuthero and Goji Berry!

Sara Beth

March 24th, 2015 · adaptogen, Anti-aging, Antioxidant, Cleansing and Detox, Conscious Living, Disease Prevention, essential oils, Hanna Kroeger, Healthy Living, Heart Health, Herbs for, sleep

Goji & Eleuthro Complete Concentrates®

Generally all adaptogens increase resistance to stress and are known to do so with no negative side effects. They help us ‘adapt’ to life.

Eleuthero and Goji Berry are both gaining much popularity for their many health benefits.  They are both considered adaptogens, having a normalizing and positive effect on all the systems of the body.  Generally all adaptogens increase resistance to stress and are known to do so with no negative side effects.  They help us ‘adapt’ to life.  They help to protect and balance the body while improving its many functions, all without overstimulation.

The body is strongest when all elements are harmonious.  Mental and emotional health plays a big part in the physical health of the body.  adaptogen herbs help establish harmony within mind, body and spirit and really support all aspects of health!

Some adaptogens have been used for thousands of years.   Take a look at these two amazing herbs and learn how they can help you achieve a new level of health and happiness! [Read more →]

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Probiotics for Systemic Health

Sara Beth

February 18th, 2015 · Anti-aging, Disease Prevention, Healthy Living

Probiotics Nature's Internal Healers BookThroughout history, civilizations of people have benefited from the use of Probiotics (also known as friendly bacteria and good intestinal flora).  They came from fermented foods which was a common way of preserving foods before refrigeration.  Some are also naturally manufactured in your body and many are found today in different foods and supplements.  Probiotics support life and promote good health.

Probiotics, which translates to ‘pro life’, are living microorganisms in the digestive system that help maintain a healthy system. We’ve all heard of probiotics and know they are good for us, but all the reasons why may surprise you:

First, they help to support normal function of the body.  They aid in proper digestion and assimilation of food and help with the synthesis of vitamins and nutrients.  They strengthen the mucus lining of the intestines and help it act as a barrier against infection.  Friendly bacteria can also promote healthy cholesterol levels, prevent skin conditions such as eczema, and help lessen the severity of allergies.  They also support immune health by increasing the number of immune cells and supporting normal cell reproduction. [Read more →]

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The Overuse of Antibacterial Products & its Negative Impact on Health

Sara Beth

December 20th, 2014 · Conscious Living, Disease Prevention, essential oils, Healthy Living

kid-toxic-cleanersTrue or false: Using antibacterial cleansers (soaps, sprays, “kills 99.9% of germs” products) will keep you and your family safe from bacteria?

Did you answer false?

It may surprise you but false is the correct answer here. We’ve been told time and time again that using antibacterial cleansing agents is a way to safeguard our family from germs, bacteria and viruses but recent research has proved that, due to the overuse of these products, the opposite is true. In fact, Minnesota has banned several types of antibacterial soaps and cleansing agents (namely those containing Triclosan) in order to stop the spread of infectious diseases and avoidable illnesses.

Wait a minute–aren’t the antibacterial products meant to do that very thing? Read on and discover what all the confusion is about.

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The Whole Body Benefit of Cell Salts

Sara Beth

October 21st, 2014 · Uncategorized

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! [Read more →]

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Hanna’s Herbs and Remedies for Women’s Health

Sara Beth

October 21st, 2014 · Herbs for, home remedy

womenHanna advocated the use of herbs and foods to heal our bodies or alleviate unwanted symptoms and left a treasure of information to guide us along the way. We’ve compiled some of our favorites for women’s health here. Did you know there’s one herbal combination for women she recommended more than any other? How about what you should drink to alleviate hot flashes, menstrual cramps, or if you’re pregnant? Check out Hanna’s favorite herbs and herbal remedies for women here! [Read more →]

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