Certain icons throughout history are so important we are unable to overlook them. They have left such a lasting impression on our society that their mark will go down in history, forever remembered for their strength. In the world of herbs and natural health, Ginseng is one of those icons.
Ginseng – an Herbal Icon of Life
By the early 1900s, stories of ginseng’s soul-strengthening, eye-brightening, and heart-opening abilities had spread so far that Korea could no longer keep up with the world-wide demand. Deep in the Manchuria Mountains of China, Ginseng was originally used as food, but the positive effect the root had on villagers was undeniable. By the third century AD, ginseng was so highly valued for its strength-giving and rejuvenating powers that it had become an emblem of life itself. The demand for ginseng root had become so high that it fueled the Chinese silk trade in Korea. Many Chinese emperors revered the herb so strongly that they were willing to pay buckets of gold for a single root, in hopes of becoming the strongest and most agile emperor in history. Ginseng became an icon of health and life. [Read more →]
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Did you know Ginger also helps pregnant women who are nauseous and those suffering with motion sickness?
While you are lined up to get one of the estimated 140+ million vaccinations available this flu season, maybe you’d like to consider a natural root readily available in most grocery stores nationwide? It can help keep your immune system healthy, protect you from the symptoms of flu, and warm your chilly bones this winter. What is this naturally beneficial and amazing root? Ginger! [Read more →]
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Hanna was an advocate of our kitchen’s being the first line of defense in overall well-being and for treating illnesses. Keeping this in mind, we have looked to our cupboards and refrigerators to compile a list of foods to eat to keep your brain functioning in tip top shape. While research linking diet to prevention of mental decline is still in its infancy, there is no shortage of research on how some foods have a positive impact on brain function, health and memory. Check out the top foods for a healthy brain. [Read more →]
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Pumpkin seeds have high levels of essential minerals: iron, manganese, zinc, potassium, copper, calcium, magnesium, and selenium.
Treats don’t just come in a tiny wrapper this Halloween! Did you know pumpkin seeds can provide support to your immune system, fight against parasites, give you a boost of healthy omega 3s, aid sleep with the Tryptophan amino acid they contain, even alleviate inflammation?
Most people do not realize there are medicinal values of the pumpkin seeds. Studies suggest the seeds contain unique DHEA (di hydro epi-androstenedione) effects that help with prostate and ovarian health. And experimental studies on pumpkin seed oil have shown phytochemical compounds may have a role in the prevention of kidney illness. Take a look at the 5 reasons to keep the seeds from the pumpkin your ‘ghost or goblin’ carves to celebrate this Halloween!
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Olive Leaf is a naturally superb addition to add to your herb shelf
The transition from fall to winter is a beautiful one with vibrant changes of color in trees, crisp air, and earlier nightfall. It’s during this scenic time that many Americans could face health challenges while they are enjoying the change in seasons. It is anticipated that about 1 billion people will suffer from a cold this year, so if you find yourself as one in those billion, we’ve got cold and cough remedies that can get you back on track!
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Think about the last time you bumped your knee or sprained your ankle; there was a change in color and a puffiness associated with that minor injury. This puffiness is inflammation, a natural healing process of our bodies signaling to us that our immune system, is addressing the issue but what about chronic inflammation when no injury is present?
Recent studies on chronic inflammation have shown that people with diabetes, Alzheimer’s, autoimmune disorders such as lupus, or arthritis have higher levels of inflammation in their bodies as well as less severe conditions like asthma, allergies, acne, or hay fever. There are foods you can eat to help tame inflammation in your body as well as foods to avoid that fuel the fire. Hippocrates said we should use food as our medicine and medicine as our food-sound advice.
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With the onset of cold and flu season, we encourage you to ready your system for attack with natural herbs like echinacea, olive leaf, mushrooms! Yes, they too can be a natural remedy to many ailments. Traditionally there is a rise in the use of Vitamin-C in most American’s diets once the weather turns cold and the sniffles turn on. While the benefits of Vitamin-C are amazing year round, many consumers may believe the benefits to be heightened in winter due to the onset of cold and flu season. Vitamin-C is an excellent addition to your attack on unwanted coughs and sneezes but aside from the orange juice, soup and plenty of liquids recommendation… did you ever consider Olive leaf? Echinacea? Or even …Mushrooms?
Yes, mushrooms…but more on that later.
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Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn’t add any flowing agents to it.
Isolated to the far eastern part of the world, the Schizandra berry has gone undiscovered for decades. Nanai hunters (Russian natives) nibbled on small red berries, called “Limonnik” and known as Schizandra in English, to improve their night vision and ward off the effects of hunger and thirst while out on hunting missions. These hunters would trek through eastern Russia for incredible lengths of time relying only on the Schizandra berry for strength. The same small berry was coveted as the “five-flavor berry” in China where it was used in traditional medicine to treat lung, kidney, diarrhea and heart complaints. Only now is the rest of the world sinking their teeth into the Schizandra miracle berry, which should sit on the list of “superfoods”, right next to Acai and Goji berries. [Read more →]
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People use oil from the peel, fruit and extracts from grapefruit seed as medicine
A friend of mine swears by the numerous health benefits of having a half of a grapefruit each morning for breakfast. She would carefully cut out the juicy triangles and rave about the many antioxidant properties and powerful vitamin C boost it gave her.
Since I’m not much of a citrus fan, I wanted to find out other benefits available from its juice, pulp, and even extracts of the grapefruit seed for the entire body. Grapefruit isn’t just for breakfast anymore!
Grapefruits were first grown in Barbados in the 18th century and their popularity soon spread worldwide. Grapefruit juice has been a remedy for high cholesterol, hardening of the arteries and the battle for weight loss as well as eating the fruit itself has provided similar benefits. Through interest in alternative wellness and advancements in holistic healing, we’ve found that there’s more to grapefruit than utilizing its fruit and juice. These advancements have taken Hippocrates’ theory of allowing your food to be your medicine and your medicine to be your food to a new level.
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Embrace Conscious Living Principles Hanna Taught Us Generations Ago!
Hanna believed there is cause in consciousness of the ‘unseen’ and effect is found in circumstances of the ‘seen’. When that effect is in circumstances involving health, you can be sure that your consciousness is causing this, and its root source is negativity. In her book God Helps Those Who Help Themselves she wrote the 10 major areas where you are most likely to find negative thoughts entering your consciousness and gave her powerful insights on how to convert your negativity to positivity so you can create a clear consciousness and benefits of continued health.
As one of the first conscious living visionaries, Hanna taught the power of intuition and healthy living and used her spiritual intuition in some of her homeopathic formulas. As a remarkable woman who helped pave the way to healthy and conscious living, she spent her entire life dedicated to the mission to heal everyone who came across her path. These ‘good health’ living principles are ones that she abided by daily.
Hanna’s 10 Commandments for Maintaining Perfect Health
- Accept criticism as the other person’s problem not yours
- Appreciate yourself and reaffirm your self-worth whenever possible
- Rather than fretting about what you don’t have, appreciate what you do have
- See the good points and positive aspects in circumstances. Try to see even your problems as happening ‘for the best’
- Rather than looking backward with sorrow, look forward with joyous expectation
- Learn from mistakes so that you can convert them into triumphs
- Insulate yourself from unpleasant surroundings through wholesome detachment
- Let go of what you no longer need and make the most of what you now attract
- Grow in courage and self-mastery from every circumstance
- Be aware of the larger ‘consciousness’ you are part of
Hanna Kroeger would have been 100 years old on Oct. 5, 2013! Happy Birthday dear Hanna, we love and miss you every day!
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