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Monday, April 21, 2014

WholeFood Farmacy PHi Bars!! - Our Product of the Week!

Delicious & Nutritious Phi Bars
Just in case you didn't hear…we now have PHi Bars!

Our most popular product - PHI - is now available in bar form! We are so pleased to introduce our newest product - Blueberry PHi Bars (Psst...more varieties coming soon).

Our Blueberry PHi Bar is a convenient, hand-held, synergistic combination of Pure Healthy Ingredients (PHi). This pure raw food made of nuts, seeds, fruits, vegetables, and loads of blueberries is a delicious snack or meal replacement. They are as delicious as they are wholesome!

Blueberry PHi bars are handcrafted using the finest ingredients available. Some of the key attributes include:

  •     Gluten-Free
  •     Non-GMO
  •     98% Raw
  •     Vegan
  •     Alkaline Forming
Our Blueberry bars also contain sprouted grains. Sprouted grains are grains that have been allowed to sprout but not yet form into a full grown plant that can create grains of its own. Sprouting turns the dormant seed into a living food. In addition, Sprouted grains offer increased digestibility, increased mineral absorption, increase levels of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are also an excellent source of enzymes, dietary fiber, and minerals such as iron, magnesium, and zinc.

Ingredients: Blueberries, Dates, Gluten-Free Sprouted Rolled Oats, Brazil Nuts, Thompson Raisins, Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Cashews, Prunes, Almonds, Hazelnuts, Pecans, Walnuts, Brown Rice Flour, Raspberries, Spring Water, Figs, Salt, Grape seed Oil, and Walnut Oil.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Handling the Loss of a Loved One

I have experienced the deaths of a lot of loved ones these past two years.  The loss of a loved one is never easy.  The emotional toll this loss takes on an individual is difficult not only for ourselves yet for others close to us as well.  Sometimes, in one's own grief, we forget that those who love us are grieving with and for us.  I will not be so presumptuous as to tell anyone how to grieve, this is as individual as our fingerprints.  Yet, what I will say is that we must feel the pain, the loss and grieve.  Then, when it is time, we must move on in love and peace.

One important thing to remember is not to grieve too long.  How long is too long, well only you can decide that!  Yet, moving on is important to living not just for you yet, for those that are still here to love you!  When losing my loved ones I remembered why I loved them in the first place.  Then I remembered the good things about them and the things about them that annoyed me!  I remembered the good times we had together and the bad.  I remembered ALL of this because that is how I loved them!  I loved the good and the bad about them, because they loved me the same way in return.

Those memories got me through the dark times I felt when going through the grieving process.  They still do.  I am not as sad as I used to be and I miss my loved ones dearly.  However, remembering what we gave each other while they were here with me made all the difference in dealing with my grief for them.  Though my relationships varied, the loss was still painful.  As I reflect while writing this I feel more at peace now and I am glad.  This is the place I knew I would get to one day and though this journey was not an easy one, believe it or not, their love brought me through!

There are some herbs you can take to help ease the physical trauma of losing a loved one.  These herbs help to ease anxiety, depression, lift mood, restlessness and insomnia.  Try these herbs as aids: Valerian root, St. John's Wort, Evening Primrose and Cudweed.  A delightful tea that is not only delicious yet, helps to lift mood is nutmeg and french vanilla.  Combine to add to hot chocolate as a wonderful treat, don't forget to add the whip cream!


We're Baaaack!!! - Natural Herbal Remedies New Features!

"Did You Hear The News? I'm So Excited!"
I took a break to re-vamp the way I was doing business.  So, here it is the new and improved Natural Herbal Remedies blog!  Coming Soon are a new eCommerce website, a new eNewsletter, YouTube channel and Google+ Hangout which are in the works as well!!!  In the meantime, enjoy the old posts and look out for the new ones!  We are really excited about these new features and want to share them all with you!

Finally, I have committed to something!  Have you ever met one of those people that is afraid to commit - TO Anything!!  Well, I have, and it is ME!!  So, here it is, special features of this blog for which I am fully accountable!

Monday thru Friday you can expect to see ...
  • Product of the Week
  • Skin Care Naturally
  • Health Conditions and the Herbs that can Help - 2 days a week
  • Recipe of the Week
Also, don't be afraid to follow these same topics on our YouTube Channel as well every week.  Boy, this is easier than I thought!!  Our next episode will be Friday, April 18, 2014, so watch out for it and enjoy the information!

Well, stay tuned for what is to come.  I know you will love what we have coming up for you!!!


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies - Recipe of the Week

I LOVE Food!!!  I am conscious of what I put into my body.  How do I do that?  I read labels and avoid ingredients I cannot pronounce or with which I am not familiar.  I do my best to purchase organic, locally grown foods and I bake, steam, cook with little oil and water.  I eat raw, macrobiotic, fermented, steamed, baked good whole foods because - I LOVE Food!!!

I have yet to try this recipe yet, I have heard from others that it is pretty good!  Give it a go and let me know what you think.  Hey, it would also be great to send me a video that I will post right here on the blog via:

Mock Turkey - A Raw Food Dish
  • 1 small bunch of celery
  • 1 cup of green onions chopped
  • sprigs of parsley minced
  • 1 cup almonds or pecans, soaked and put through a food processor
  • 1 avocado mashed
  • 1 tsp ground sage
  • 1 lemon, juiced and seeded
  • 1tbsp organic soy sauce
  • Wash all vegetables. Put celery and nuts through the food processor
  • Add finely chopped onions and minced parsley, mashed avocado, ground sage, juice of one lemon and one tablespoon of organic soy sauce.
  • Mix all ingredients in the shape of a loaf.  Get creative, shape to look like a turkey!
  • Serve on a bed of romain lettuce with cranberry sauce and holiday dressing
 Health Benefits of this dish are the proper food combination of vegetables and proteins for proper digestion and assimilation of food.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies and Lupus

Today, I was speaking to a receptionist and she shared with me that her mom has Lupus.  That conversation inspired this blog post because Lupus is an issue that faces a lot of women.

What is Lupus?
It is an autoimmune dis-order where the immune system attacks the body's soft tissues as foreign objects.  These attacks can lead to tissue break down resulting in inflammation and damage to those tissues.

How can Lupus be addressed naturally?
Remember, as with all dis-order and dis-ease is 80% emotional and only 20% physical.  Therefore, the first thing to address is the ....

Mind:  Change how you hold on to that which was given, yet, does not belong to you.  Specifically, release "shake" off negative emotions given to you by someone you love and admire.  Our muscles tense when we emotionally feel things we do not like.  When you accept blame from people who cannot accept responsibility for themselves, that is negativity that was given to you, yet, it does not belong to you.  We must now re-teach our muscles to release the negativity they hold in order to help the body heal.  And for some, suffering with Lupus this is a reality.

Body: Try These Herbs:
  • Boost the immune system with Una De Gato
  • Ease pain with Black Walnut Hulls (helps to kill parasites as well)
  • Repair connective tissue with Chippewa Pine
  • Brewer's Yeast to supply vitamin B complex
  • Lubricate joints with Yucca
Spirit:  Healing energy lies within you, that is why and how life exists.  Meditate and pray to connect with this healing energy.  Pray to command healing for the body and meditate to have healing manifest throughout the body.

In order to allow the body to heal naturally, you have to naturally heal the mind, the body and the spirit.  This is the TRUE Natural Remedy.


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies for Wrinkles

I get asked this question all the time and YES there is an herb for wrinkles.  With over 300 million species of herbs all over this planet and probably more we do not know about, there is bound to be an herb for all of our ills.

The herb I speak of is called Horsetail.  Below is a list of Horsetail's benefits:
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Returns elasticity to the skin reversing wrinkles
  • Brings flexibility back to joints
  • Drives out heavy metals
  • Nourishes the kidneys
Tips to wrinkle free skin:
  • Smile don't frown
  • Release anger constructively 
  • Quit smoking
  • DRINK plenty of water
  • Eat nutritiously healthy food
  • Affirm life and love in your life everyday

Monday, February 24, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies and Gluten-Free Products of the Week

Convenient and Ready to Eat

News Flash: Whole Food Farmacy Products Become Gluten-Free

WholeFood Farmacy is pleased to announce that its entire product line of convenient, whole food based meals and snacks is now gluten-free. Better yet, the entire operations plant is now a dedicated gluten-free facility.

A 2012 Mayo Clinic survey concluded that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack the small intestine when gluten is ingested and can lead to other debilitating medical problems if not diagnosed. It is believed that an additional 6 percent of the population is gluten sensitive - a less severe problem, but nonetheless a health issue that many are trying to resolve by avoiding products with gluten.

In response to these statistics and our own consumer demand, we started making the transition to a gluten-free product line about six months ago says President, Linda Schoenrock. The result is a product line that continues to deliver on quality and taste and now delivers the added benefit of gluten-free.