October is here but that doesn't mean
you have to be held captive by fear.
Getting healthy doesn't have to be scary.
Or... Not So Scary
We no longer live in an age where word of mouth and home made remedies are the norm. Wrapping socks around our throat when it hurts seemed really popular in the 1800's. Not so much is this age of information.
Some of those ye old remedies actually work. So we've included a few old and a few newer home remedies to ease your mind.
Are you scared of huge mosquitoes? Fearful that you will contract a viral infection? Let’s keep those pests away.
Mosquitoes don’t like the B Vitamins. That might be why they bite some people and leave others alone. So take two B-Replete before you go outside (sold in our office).
If you use a therapeutic grade essential oils such as lavender or lemongrass around your wrists, bare ankles, and neck, you chase the pests away. Most therapeutic grade oils offer education and tools on how to use them. Less is better so find a reputable source or ask us to recommend one while you are in the office.
Rats, Mice, and Bugs Be-gone! Nothing is more distressing than creepy crawly critters. So we use Irish Spring Soap instead of rat poison. It lasts longer, it’s cheaper, and it gets the job done. Use behind the furniture or in the barn or car or anyplace you’ve been infested. For you bathing experience we suggest Grand Pa's Pine Tar Soap or Oatmeal soap.
Citronella candles work at BBQs and family outings. Light one up and enjoy an eerie bug-free zone.
Cooking Spray may have scary ingredients but it’s amazing when you clean. It can silence a squeaky hinge, open stuck locks, remove bugs from a splattered car hood without damaging the paint, and it breaks down mineral deposits and soap scum in your tub and shower. (Wash off completely so no one slips and falls). Because it breaks down mineral deposits we suggest you use Olive oil for low temperatures and Avocado Oil for high temperatures in your kitchen. The ingredients in cooking spray aren’t the best to ingest but put on your rubber gloves and risk turning your haunted house into a squeak free home.
Cleopatra used crocodile dung for her skin. Ghastly. But she also used Aloe Vera plants. This plant reverses signs of aging, takes the sting out of bug bites, soothes and heals sunburns, and gives quick relief for blisters. To make feet soft and exfoliate skin mix ½ cup oatmeal, 1/2 cup corn meal, four tbsp. of aloe vera and a half cup of unscented body lotion.
For a Natural Vapor Rub add 4 drops of Breathe essential oil (found at our office) and 1/4 cup of Organic Coconut oil. Rub on your chest or the upper half of each side of your spine (on the lungs). That will allow you to breathe freely.
It’s horrifying to think our grannies were right. Here are home remedies that won’t leave you distressed.
Salt water for a sore throat helps relieve the pain. Do see a professional if it persists to make sure you don’t have an infection.
Ginger works for nausea. It’s an effective digestive aid. It also helps sea and motion sickness and can be used in conjunction with chemotherapy. Ginger obstructs the serotonin receptors in the gut that cause nausea. You can also use peppermint, B6 and Zinc Drink and Bioplasma Cell Salts. You gut this! Seriously.
Cool Tea Bags for the eyes decreases inflammation around the eyes and stop the fright you receive when you look in the mirror. Place in the fridge and apply gently. Also, 2 NADH - dissolved in water helps lighten the skin around your eyes. You’ll no longer look eerie.
Cranberry juice for UTIs. At the first signs of a urinary tract infection, your mother probably drank cranberry juice. Cranberry has been shown to reduce how well bacteria sticks to the lining cells of the bladder. Some studies in women with recurrent bladder infections have been inconsistent so for those we recommend Cyto-Redoxin and the homeopathic remedy Pleo Alb as well as PH Balancing, which makes it less mysterious.
Prunes help with constipation. Alarming how a high fiber diet, along with adequate fluid, can be effective at helping to alleviate constipation. Prunes are an all-natural source of fiber and we love normal ways to boost the fiber content in your meal plan. Adding two Electrolyte Stamina two times per day also assists with energy and constipation.
Access to websites and Google searches have magnified illness-related anxiety. Some say fake news is wicked and we agree. Instead, search for cures, home remedies, and natural ways to relieve whatever symptom you are experiencing. You can always ask Lona before you decide you are dying from crippling over information. Letting go of the worry helps you begin to take steps into real healing. Nothing horrible about that, is there?
Let's stop scaring ourselves by googling every little ache and pain. Call our office at 972-233-8339 if you are feeling overwhelmed and schedule your session with Lona today!
Crazy About Learning?
Who: Dr. Lona Smith, ND
What: Wellness Expo
When: Sunday October 14 at 2:30
Where: Addison Conference Center
Topic: Philosophy for Health vs. Disease Management
Lona’s talk will explain the difference between having a philosophy for health and having a default setting for disease management. She will discuss the value of consistent nutritional supplementation and its role in health and longevity.
There are many ways to lower your heredity health risks by developing a life style that supports healing.
If you show the person at the door this blog on your phone, you will get $2.00 off the admission price or a 2 for 1 price break when you attend the Expo. Hope to see all of you there and be sure to stop by and say Hello.
Questions For A Healthier Life
Every moment is born and then dies as soon as it happens. This notion helps us realize that each moment is precious and not to be taken for granted. So let’s look at how we spend those moments so that we can increase our vitality and health.
How do you start your day?
Healthy morning habits can bring order to our lives and kick-start routines that benefits our overall well-being and productivity.
Waking at the same time every day will actually help you sleep better at night. This starts our circadian rhythms which keeps our digestive system and metabolism in balance. Just set your alarm and get up without hitting the snooze.
Vitamins and minerals in the morning help jump start the nutrition in our bodies. A custom plan can be created in a session with Lona.
Do you eat regular meals?
For optimal digestive results, try eating meals at the same time every day. Routine eating time supports our body's internal clock and maintains a resilient digestive system.
A healthy cycle of digestion promotes regular bowel movements, which directly impacts our mood and state of health. Regularity helps move toxins out of the body, maintains our health and keeps our biological rhythm in order.
Do you exercise at least three times a week?
Regular exercise can made you feel happier, improve muscle strength, boost energy and endurance, reduce your risk of chronic diseases, nourish your skin, and help your brain and memory functions. Find an activity you like and make your health a priority. The activity doesn't have to feel like exercise. Lona takes country and western dance lessons, Tricia is Rock Climbing and they both ride horses as often as possible.
Sitting for too long in one position doesn’t allow your lymphatic system to move. Get up and stretch every hour. You can also schedule an LET session with Tricia Wade. This is an extremely relaxing treatment which involves the use of both the Lymphstar Pro Fusion, a machine which uses vibrational energy technology, and a hands-on technique. This therapy is eight times more efficientive and deeper than Manual Lymph Drainage techniques alone.
Do you meditate, journal or pray on a daily basis?
These are simple tools that help reduce stress. Less stress allows us to live a longer and happier life. We’ve mentioned other activities that combat stress in our September blog.
How do you end your day?
Take a moment to write your to do list before you jump into bed. This allows the mind to stop thinking about everything you forgot to do in the middle of the night.
Drink warm caffeine free black or green tea. It promotes health, contains antioxidants, protects your bones, and boosts your immune system.
Take a few minutes and reflect on the wonderful things that happened during the day and experience gratitude for them.
Go to sleep at the same time every night. When our body is well rested, our hormones and thyroid gland function optimally. Rest helps our learning, memory and concentration capabilities stabilize.
Stronger immunity, improved concentration and emotional stability could be 40 winks away.
Supplements at bed time include Basic Tabs, SleepWell homeopathic remedy, Melatonin B6 spray and Bach Rescue Sleep (spray and liquid melts).
Tool For Change
On average, it takes more than 2 months before a new behavior becomes automatic — science says 66 days to be exact. Stop the fear by incorporating a healthy habits into your lifestyle.
Challenge yourself to change just one of your habits by introducing one healthy habit. Put the start date and end date on your calendar. If you miss a few days, no big deal. Just continue where you left off.
We want to help you relax. Call our office at 972-233-8339 to schedule your massage session with Tricia today!
This Office Reads. These books can help you let go of fear and find ways to heal that may be the exact remedy you've been looking for.
The Yeast Connection and Women's Health by William G. Crook. A growing number of women suffer from chronic health disorders with problems ranging from vaginitis to migraines and depression. This book includes prescription and nonprescription antifungals, lifestyle changes, dietary modifications, and nutritional supplements in an easy-to-understand language. There are real examples of women who restored vibrant health to their lives.
You are the Placebo: Making Your Mind Matter by Dr. Joe Dispenza. Is it possible to heal by thought alone—without drugs or surgery? The truth is that it happens more often than you might expect. Dr. Joe Dispenza shares numerous documented cases of those who reversed cancer, heart disease, depression, crippling arthritis, and even Parkinson’s disease by believing in a placebo. Similarly, Dr. Joe tells of how others have gotten sick and even died the victims of a hex or voodoo curse—or after being misdiagnosed with a fatal illness. Belief is powerful and you can change using the power of mind over body.
Ramona recommends: Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer. You have an enemy . . . and he’s dead set on destroying all you hold dear and keeping you from experiencing abundant life in Christ. What’s more, his approach to disrupting your life and discrediting your faith isn’t general or generic, not a one-size-fits-all. It’s specific. Personalized. Targeted. So this book is your chance to strike back. With prayer.
I wasn't originally going to get a brain transplant,
but then I changed my mind.
On Halloween, candy reigns supreme. Or does it?
There are so many better items to give trick-or-treaters. Glow in the dark teeth, eyeballs that roll, notebooks, stickers and pens, and even healthy snacks in individual packs. You can find options everywhere. Personally we like orange bracelets and spider rings. And, no one ever died from diabetes from these items.
But what about snacks and dinners for your family? Trick your taste buds with delicious recipes that won't scare your waistline. Some of these recipes are as much fun to make as they are to eat!
14 Healthy Halloween Recipes. Kid friendly and mom approved.
Healthy Halloween Treats. I personally love the pumpkin veggie tray.
30 Healthy Halloween Treats. Mummy toast anyone?
We recommend you eat seasonally. In-season produce is fresher, tastes better, and is perfectly ripe. When fruits and vegetables are picked for consumption that have been naturally ripened on the vine or the tree and harvested at the right time. This gives your food more flavor and nutrition.
Here’s the list:
We've included a few interesting recipes for your edification:
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries with Beet Ketchup
Healthy Cabbage Recipes
12 Healthy Pumpkin Recipes
You make miso happy. I always have a souper time when you read the blog to the end.