Fight Inflammation with Natural Foods

Sara Beth

October 22nd, 2013 · Cleansing and Detox, Disease Prevention, Healthy Living

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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Mushrooms as a Natural Remedy?

Sara Beth

October 18th, 2013 · Antioxidant, Herbs for, home remedy

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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The Benefits of Schizandra – Herbal Powerhouse

Caitlin S.

October 10th, 2013 · adaptogen, Anti-aging, Antioxidant, Hanna Kroeger, Herbs for

Schizandra berries are sticky & difficult to get in a capsule but Kroeger doesn't add any flowing agents to the berry!

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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Health Benefits of Grapefruit Seed Extract and Oil

Sara Beth

October 8th, 2013 · Antioxidant, Disease Prevention, Hanna Remedies, healthy gut, Healthy Living

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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Hanna’s 10 Commandments for Maintaining Perfect Health

Stephanie Milliman

September 28th, 2013 · Conscious Living, Hanna Kroeger, Healthy Living

Taking care of yourself is an important part of taming back-to-school stress.

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's work consisted of reading energies on a very subtle level. Being an eclectic wonder, she combined her intuitive sense with health and medical information to create a legacy of homeopathic remedies and herbs.

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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Experience Healing with Flower Essences

Sara Beth

September 26th, 2013 · Hanna Remedies, Healthy Living, Herbs for

Flowers are healing

Understand the Natural Healing Power of Flower Essences

Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are enjoying the benefits of remedies that have been around for centuries. With no side effects, no addictive properties, and no limit to possible healing combinations, flower essences remain an effective method of maintaining and achieving optimal health. While many of us may have seen Dr. Bach’s remedies on the shelves of our local health food store, we may not know the potential that’s inside this tiny bottle!

Flower essences have a humble beginning ranging back to the mid-1800s in Salerno, Italy. It was here that the grandmother of Dr. Judy Griffin packed roses inside snow to trap its essence inside the melt water so she could give it to locals for its healing properties. This tradition continued through the family and Dr. Griffin continues to make Petite Fleur Essences in Texas today―following in her grandmother’s footsteps.

From these beginnings there have been great advances and many would argue that Bach Remedies have everything to do with the advances. Dr. Bach gave flower essences a firm place in the realm of healing by writing and speaking about his work so that others could understand his findings and do their own research on healing powers of flowers and plants.

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15 Tips from Hanna When Candida Albicans Hits

Stephanie Milliman

September 19th, 2013 · Cleansing and Detox, Hanna Kroeger, Hanna Remedies

What is Candida albicans? A fungus that is natural in your body but can grow out of control

What is Candida albicans? A fungus that is natural in your body but can grow out of control

When constant yeast infections have you down, not only is it a nuisance, this is your body’s own signal to do something about it!

Hanna was a spirited believer that the immune system suffers under the influence of chemicals, pesticides, and Candida albicans, the pulling of food over the scanner and radiation of all kinds, and that it operates on an electromagnetic principle. She felt that if we supply it enough specific, and special food supplements we might be able to keep our system efficiently working. Read how you can make every day changes to get rid of Candida and fungus growth.

Tips Straight From Hanna on Diet and Lifestyle  When Candida Albicans Hits

  1. Avoid antibiotics and steroids unless absolutely necessary.
  2. Do not use a birth control pill because it upsets your hormone cycle and interferes with your body’s ability to fight Candida.
  3. Avoid Brewer’s yeast, raw mushrooms, chocolate and others sweets.
  4. Avoid all yeast products.
  5. Reduce your intake of refined sugars, carbohydrates and alcohol.
  6. Take up to 3 tablets/capsules of acidophlus or bifidis every meal.
  7. Consume more garlic. If you cannot eat the whole clove, take an odorless garlic supplement.
  8. Exercise at least 20 minutes each day.
  9. Take about 30,000 IU of vitamin A for the first two weeks of this program. Thereafter, cut down the dosage to 25,000 IU per day.
  10. Pau D’ Arco tincture can help uplift the immunity system (It was discovered in a tree in Brazil by Alec de Montmorency).
  11. Zinc tablets of 15 mg each have been found useful. Take 3 to 6 tablets daily.
  12. Enzymes Herbal Combination. Take one capsule 3 times a day
  13. Moderate sunlight is beneficial to kill Candida overgrowth.
  14. Drink at least 5 ounces of marjoram tea daily.
  15. Candida Formula #1. This can be taken with Candida Formula #2.

It is especially difficult to deal with a chronic fungus, mold or yeast infection from Candida albicans. We encourage you to consider natural herbal remedies as Hanna shared with us rather than relying on over-the-counter medication to address mold or fungus in your system.

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We follow Hanna Kroeger’s powerful principle, “help each other” to provide you with products and information to help you achieve optimum health through traditional and alternative therapies. For over 50 years, Hanna’ s Herb Shop has served our customers by providing a trusted haven to learn and share information. The products we discuss in this blog are special because Hanna’s original recipes use no fillers, binders, flowing agents, or excipients—a rarity in the industry today. Learn more at www.hannasherbshop.com.

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Tips to Stay Healthy This Fall

Stephanie Milliman

September 17th, 2013 · Antioxidant, Cleansing and Detox, Healthy Living, Herbs for

As the days of summer are coming to an end, the beautiful fall colors and cooler temperatures are what’s ahead. With that change can bring the sniffles and sneezes. Being prepared and ridding against nasty germs so you and your family can boost the immune system, can be done by easily by following a healthy diet and taking the necessary supplements. Below we’ve outlined several tips so that you can help your family stay healthy!

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Fall Cleanse to Get Your Body Back on Track!

Stephanie Milliman

September 11th, 2013 · Cleansing and Detox, Healthy Living

Fall – the season of beautiful colored leaves, football, and delicious pumpkin pie. When the summer months come to a halt, the barbeques and long days in the sun are winding down, it is good to take some time and cleanse your body of parasites and toxins and prepare for a healthy and happy end of year.

Autumn

Autumn is a great time to take stock of the herbs your body needs!

Traditional cleansing techniques can help to bring you renewed vitality anytime during the year when you feel you need a lift, but it is common to perform a fall cleanse (Hanna always encouraged to participate in a whole body cleanse about twice a year). With care and attention to these guidelines and your body’s own signals, you can have a safe and rejuvenating cleanse with Wormwood Combination, Hanna’s best selling herb for over three decades plays a large role in this cleansing process due to its diversity of health benefits.

Fighting Off Evil Pests!
When we hear the word parasites’ we immediately think of how unpleasant of a word it is, as well as the even more unpleasant effects that come with it. Parasites in humans often cause immune system damage, chronic fatigue, diarrhea, infections, and much more. After hearing these terrible effects of parasites, it is obvious why we want to ensure that these vicious bugs stay out of our bodies. However, taking the allopathic medicine given by most doctors presents additional toxins in the body in order to attempt to kill parasites leading us to be unhealthy. Wormwood is the leading supplement in fighting parasites, aiding our body to stay healthy. Similarly to the Wormwood Combination, pumpkin seeds provide protection from parasites including tapeworms and roundworms. In order to see and feel results of the pumpkin seeds, a copious amount must be ingested, typically mixed into a juice. Having to consume such a large amount of pumpkin seeds can become a bit much, and the effectiveness of the seed has not been scientifically proven, therefore, we encourage the ingestion of Wormwood Combination to fight parasites. 

Digestive Cleansing for Fall
Let’s face it, after spending the spring season working hard to get our ‘summer bod’ ready for the swimsuit season, our diet typically consists of quick and easy foods and consumables on the go. Cleaning out the digestive system is a major step in the cleansing process and Wormwood has been known to help. This incredible herb can aid in upset stomach, nausea, and loss of appetite. And, keeping our skin healthy brings happiness and confidence, and is a major part of cleansing. Wormwood Combination is a great herbal solution for healing.

Wormwood Plant

Wormwood has been used for 3,500 years as a vermifuge to kill parasites

Hanna always believed in key herbs that can help rid your body of parasitic intruders. Cloves, Pumpkin Seeds, Garlic, and Black Walnut can all be taken as additional remedies to cleansing and improve your fall recovery. Cloves help mainly with a digestive cleanse and can be an aid for fighting parasites as well. Milk Thistle is another detoxifying agent that  focuses on the cleansing of the liver.

So, after having all of that fun during summer, it is time to buckle down and get our bodies healthy again. Help your body recover by taking part in a biannual cleanse, to fight off nasty parasites and keep your body, inside and out, healthy and happy. Be sure that during this cleanse you include the use of Hanna’s Wormwood Combination, and prepare yourself for a fall season full of beautiful sights, smells, and football!

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We follow Hanna Kroeger’s powerful principle, “help each other” to provide you with products and information to help you achieve optimum health through traditional and alternative therapies. For over 50 years, Hanna’ s Herb Shop has served our customers by providing a trusted haven to learn and share information. The products we discuss in this blog are special because Hanna’s original recipes use no fillers, binders, flowing agents, or excipients—a rarity in the industry today. Learn more at www.hannasherbshop.com.

 

 

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Top 3 All-time Natural Anti-Agers

Sara Beth

September 6th, 2013 · Anti-aging, Antioxidant, Healthy Living

Choosing natural supplements to improve skin and support your system is a great way to get healthy and stay that way!  Most individuals already know that making the right kind of food choices is beneficial for your health, but experts conclude doing so could help slow down the aging process and guard you against chronic health conditions. With all the buzz surrounding Schizandra, we want to be sure you are aware of several options to improve how you look and feel that are Kroeger staff’s top three anti-aging favorites you’ll want to use time and time again. 

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Turmeric in the U.S. is widely known as a spice and has been used for thousands of years as a natural healer. Image courtesy of spicesandherbals.com.

Turmeric
Turmeric provides a natural glow while promoting a healthy digestive system

In 2010, the introduction of Turmeric to Kroeger Herb’s line of products was an exciting addition! I’ve shared how this spice can improve memory and digestive issues, however it’s actually one of the best kept beauty secrets known. Not only can taking a Turmeric capsule regularly provide a golden glow over time, but  helps you with clearer skin and a reduction in fine lines overall. Because of its powerful antioxidant qualities, using Turmeric can help sweep away free radicals which are known to speed the signs of aging. While you can see the difference on the surface of your skin over time, most antioxidants work within your body and actually improve the condition of your skin from the inside out to make you feel healthier. The benefits and improvement on skin conditions are beneficial, too.

Resveratrol Six
Six herbs combined in these capsules provide a natural anti-ager that’s beneficial for your entire body!

Since Resveratrol Six was introduced, this Herbal Combination has been popular with both men and women! Made with a powerful blend of herbs and Japanese Knotweed, Kroeger Herb’s Resveratrol Six provides your system with anti-aging and antioxidant benefits of several products in a single capsule. Each of the six herbs used in this combination provide a different type of support to the system and each has a unique benefit for anti-aging. Ginkgo has long been used to improve brain function and improve circulation to the extremities; Hawthorn keeps arteries clean and supports a strong heart; Pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant that keeps the heart healthy; Rosemary and Grape Seed, along with Japanese Knotweed are incredibly potent antioxidants and anti-agers. Moreover, Japanese Knotweed is actually the most concentrated source of naturally occurring resveratrol on the planet! A powerful antioxidant in grapes and red wine known as “resveratrol” helps reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease, and premature aging. Take only two capsules each day and you’re on your way to healthy skin, improved cell function, a more efficient heart, and younger looking, too.

Grape seeds have known to help with some types of poor circulation and high cholesterol.

Grape seeds have known to help with some types of poor circulation and high cholesterol.

Grape Seed
Small but powerful: Grape seeds act as a natural anti-ager and sweep away free radicals from your body

Last but definitely not least is our favorite Grape Seed. This powerful antioxidant is available in capsule form and functions as a natural sweeper of free radicals on the body’s system. Grape Seed has shown promise in not only preventing premature aging, but also is effective in reversing the signs of aging by removing free radicals from your body. While this product cost is approximately $25 (on the expensive end of encapsulated herbs), its botanical concentration is so powerful that only two capsules are needed daily. One bottle lasts for a month and a half; so you’ll be paying less than a dollar a day to improve the look and condition of your skin.

While Turmeric, Resveratrol Six, Grape Seed, and even Schizandra are touted for their benefits to your outer beauty, each herb works in their own powerful way to improve your body from the inside out providing a youthful glow, clearer complexion, and younger looking skin are the added bonus of sweeping away free radicals.

If you’ve never considered using natural herbs and spices to help achieve your wellness goals, now is a great time to start. The products we discuss in this blog from Kroeger Herb are special because we create them by hand with no fillers, binders, flowing agents, or excipients—a rarity in the industry today. It’s important to know what goes in the products you are using, even if they are applied topically. We have several natural products in our bath and body section on our sites that are of high quality and from trustworthy companies.

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