Relief for Summer Allergies

These are two of my favorite herbal combination for summer allergies. The herbal formula CC-A was created by Paavo Airola, Ph.D, N.D, one of the founding fathers of Western Natural Medicine. Dr. Airola created this herbal blend for Nature’s Sunshine to help the body fight off a cold virus at its onset, the initials CC-A stand for common cold by Airola. I personally use CC-A as an allergy formula during hay fever season because the symptoms of breathing in irritating pollens and other airborne irritants is the same as fighting off a cold: runny nose, itchy or running eyes, body aches, and headaches. I often hear people say that they have these symptoms and am not sure if it is allergies or

Do your thoughts affect your genes?

For over 45 years of my life I was led to believe that my genes determined my destiny regarding the ability to heal my body, and which diseases I would get. For many people, this information is like a time bomb just waiting to manifest, a gravestone already written, with their name on it. In the last 10 years, we have begun to really think differently, to explore new possibilities and to understand the role of your mind, your Spirit and your perception in health and wellness. The new field of Epigenetics has emerged from this new perception and we now discover that your genes are controlled by your environment (physical, mental, emotional) and the person’s PERCEPTION of that environment. T

Lifting the Summertime Blues

Welcome to summertime, such a beautiful time of year. The Summer brings in the energy of expansion, a time when all our hard work, our dreams and ours desires begin to blossom. This is a time of year to allow your creativity to grow and expand; it’s the time of year we associate with travel to faraway places and new adventures. But what if you are not feeling the energy and enthusiasm of the summer season? While everyone is enjoying the summer, do you feel like curling up in bed instead. To understand why an imbalance like this might occur, we need to understand some aspects of the Fire Element to find the answers. The season of summer is dominated by the Fire element in Chinese medicine. Th

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