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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Natural Herbal Product of the Week! - 'Ol Number 11!

I have actually used this product on my clients with serious sprains and muscle strains with great results.  This herbal combination is very good for muscle pains and cramps as well.

Herbs That Support Muscle Aches and Pain

OL' NUMBER 11 (FORMULA #11 - OL'll)

Knitbone (Comfrey Root)

PROPERTIES AND USES: Bone, flesh, cartilage and nerve repair, longevity.

COMMON NAME: Ol' Number 11, Formula #11, OL#11.

BODILY INFLUENCES: Used to repair or strengthen any type of brain, nerve, flesh, cartilage or muscle injury weakness. It has been known to repair bones in 1/3 the average time. Very healing and provides the body with all the necessary elements for tissue repair. For bumps, bruises, sprains, breaks, deep tissue damage, severed nerves, repair of heart and stroke damage, think Ol'Number 11. For maintenance and body building Ol'Number 11 is at your service.

DOSAGE: If you cannot work on the area directly, then take Ol' Number 11 internally. 40 to 80 drops, three times per day for repair or adding strength to the body. For severe injuries or heavy athletic training, one teaspoon to one tablespoon, three to four times per day. Additionally, for serious injury, you can work on the area directly. One very successful procedure is as an overnight application. Apply the following things directly to the area externally. Apply the herb Arnica directly to the skin of the area or around the site to get the physical shock out of the area. In this way. the injury can heal rapidly. Next, apply Vitamin E from 100 or 400 i.u. capsules (International Unit, a measure of liquid vitamins) to improve the action of oxygen for repair and to prevent irritation if very sensitive skin. At this point, apply externally, either Peppermint Oil or Oil of Cajeput and Herbal Adjustment. This relieves pain and improves the circulation in the area to be repaired. Next, soak a single layer of natural fiber cheesecloth or absorbent gauze with Ol' Number 11. Wrap this cloth, soaked with OF Number 11, around the injured area and cover it with plastic sandwich wrap. Then, wrap a cloth around all to hold in place for overnight. The next morning, remove the application and discard. Wash the area and allow to dry. (Never reuse the application, as this thermal and moisture barrier application also draws poisons out through the skin, as well as driving the repair herbs internally). Repeat the application procedure for the daytime. Continue with an application for the day and night until well.

COMBINATION: White Oak Bark, Marshmallow, Mullein, Mugwort, Indian Tobacco, Scullcap, Knitbone, Black Walnut Hull, Gravel Root.

"This is an excerpt from the copy written works of: Dr. A.B. Howard "Herbs For You - Building Better Health Naturally"  
Ol' Number 11 Combination

*DISCLAIMER:  This product is not a drug.  Therefore, these statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  This information is purely for educational purposes only.
Ol' Number 11 - For support and maintenance of joint health.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies Presents NEW Book By Dr. Ondria Backyard Medicine

This book was a joy to write because I love being a ND.  If the topic is about natural health I am 'all in'!  I also am proud to say I am from Detroit!!!  This book also showcases some of the landscape here in the 'D'!

In this book you will learn:
  • What is a Naturopathic Doctor
  • How to properly go on a fast
  • There are herbs that grow in Detroit
  • What grows in your backyard is probably the medicine you need 
And so much more ....  So, stay tuned for more details, and click on this link to check out the book today .. Backyard Medicine


Monday, September 22, 2014

Trinity Divine Healing Supports Sisters Standing Strong

Women Helping Women
 This weekend I had the opportunity to share words of health and wellness with 'Sisters Standing Strong'! It was a great event in which women were helping women by providing them with food, clothing and spiritual words of encouragement. Apostle Julie Ward was the host and it was a fun and motivational good time had by All!!! I was honored to be a part of this great community out reach event.  Thank you to all who came out and showed their support.

Sisters Standing Strong is a community out reach event that helps women in crisis.  Women who are in shelters and treatment centers can come to this event and get FREE food, clothing and spiritual encouragement.  All of this work is done with the leadership of Apostle Ward and her ministers through their ministry.

Women shared their stories of triumph over adversity and offered encouragement to those who are currently experiencing something similar. 

To find our more about 'Sisters Standing Strong' or to find out ways you can help Apostle Ward's ministry give her a call at 313-790-4334.  This is an annual event and I am so looking forward to next year.  Hope to see you there too!!!


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies SPECIAL EVENTS!

 I am a social butterfly!  That is why I love coming out and doing events such as the one coming up THIS Friday & Saturday, September 19-20, at Grace Neighborhood Community Center .  Come Out and Support 'Sisters Standing Strong'!  At this every important event I will be giving a seminar on the importance of a healthy lifestyle which improves the quality of your life!  To find out more information about this great event CLICK HERE!  Register Today and attend this FREE EVENT!!!


Come to this 'EYE' Opening Event!
Meet me at the Mind's Eye Bookstore in Mt. Clemens. Where we will discuss the Toxic Stress Cycle. What is this 'Toxic Stress Cycle?'  Well, when you come to this event you will learn not only about the Toxic Stress Cycle yet, about the added benefits organic, natural herbal extracts can have on allowing the body to heal itself.  Join us September 27, 2014 at 10:30a!  Oh, by the way, get a delicious and nutritious smoothie while your here!  To Register and reserve your seat Today, CLICK HERE!



Come to Class September 29, 2014 at 10:30a.  We Are Now Offering Classes For Home Health Aides Who Want To Learn How To Care For Their Clients And Loved Ones Using Natural Herbal Remedies And Plant Based Whole Food Nutrition. 

Doctors Endorse The Use Of Good Healthy Food And Herbs To Help People Heal From Dis-Ease And Dis-Order.  So, Register Today for this informative and 'Edu-taining' class.  For More Information and to Register CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Acne Dark Spots and Scars+Natural Herbal Remedies

When I was a teenager, I used facial creams, soaps and lotions to help control my acne.  Then when the acne healed, I used facial creams, soaps and lotions to get rid of the scars.  This is quite laughable because for me, these things worked for a little while then I was on to the next new facial cream, soap and lotion, so, this cycle started all over again.

As I began changing my lifestyle I unwittingly began changing my skin.  I had less breakouts, however, I still had the dark spots and scars.  Man, so, what is a girl to do?  Not to mention, I was still breaking out from time to time.  I am going to share with you what I did and still do to keep clear skin.

  • Drink plenty of water.  I make sure I stay hydrated. Water helps to remove toxins from the body which can contribute to acne.
  • Use plant based skin products to help heal acne and the scars they cause.
  • Eat plant based whole foods everyday and limit or eliminate processed, junk and fast foods.
 Now, when I do over indulge in my favorite foods I make sure I go to the bathroom!!!  Keeping the bowels open every day keeps the toxins flowing out and instead of staying inside you!!!  Below are some plant based products that helped to get rid of  my acne as well as the dark spots:
  • Witch Hazel a natural astringent
  • Shea Butter naturally helps to even skin tone
  • Vitamin E Oil taken internally increases oxygenation and is a natural anti-oxidant
  • Vitamin C boosts immunity and allows the body to fight infection
  • Flax Seeds bring youth vitality to the skin
  • Wheat Germ excellent source of Vitamin E
Try including these great natural ingredients in your eating habits and your skin cleansing regimen.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies - When Your Not Losing Weight

Lose Weight
The Right Way


First, I want to tell all my big brothers, 'brothas', sisters and 'sistahs' out there in the 'blog-o-sphere' that before you embark on losing weight ask yourself why.  I am an advocate of natural health.  I do not subscribe to any standard of beauty or 'handsome-ness' other than the one that was given by The Divine Most High Creator.  Now, with that being said, make sure your self image is a healthy one before you decide you are going to lose weight.

DON'TS ...
  • Lose weight because you hate the way your body looks.  The reason being is because gratitude is the attitude for everlasting joy to appreciate what you already have.  That way, when you start accomplishing your weight loss goals, the changes you will go through will NOT take you to a place where you still do not like what you see in the mirror.
Healthy Change Begins in the Soul!!
  •   Lose weight because you hate the way people see you.  The reason is the same as above.  The reason being is because gratitude is the attitude for everlasting joy to appreciate what you already have.  That way, when you start accomplishing your weight loss goals, the changes you will go through will NOT take you to a place where you still do not like what you see in the mirror.
  • Lose weight because those you love want you to lose weight.  Obviously, this is a rinse and repeat type of post.  The reason is the same as above.  The reason being is because gratitude is the attitude for everlasting joy to appreciate what you already have.  That way, when you start accomplishing your weight loss goals, the changes you will go through will NOT take you to a place where you still do not like what you see in the mirror.
Love yourself as much as possible before you lose weight, so when you do, you will love yourself even more!!!

Second, if you must lose weight due to health complications, still be sure that the above reasons are your motivation before you start.  Some herbs and healthy tips that can help are listed below.
  1. Fasting is a great way to allow the body to heal.  The first rule in natural health is that before the body can heal itself it first must cleanse.  Fasting is a great way for the body to cleanse itself particularly when fasting on raw, organic, plant based fruit and vegetable juices.  If you have never fasted before always start with a sun up until sun down fast to get the body used to fasting.
  2. Keep the body hydrated ALWAYS!  Water and herbal teas are the best way for the body to stay hydrated and for the body to release excess water and toxins.
  3. Start a healthy eating regimen by including more raw, organic, fresh fruits and veggies with every meal.  Stay away from processed, fast and junk foods.
  4. Once you have incorporated these tips into your lifestyle the following herbs will aid the body to heal and lose weight:
    1. Yucca - Natural probiotic; Aids in providing joint flexibility.
    2. Chickory - Helps the body to rid itself of saturated fats
    3. Black Walnut Hulls - Healthy Weight Loss
    4. Spirulina - Nourishes the body as you lose weight 
    5. Alfalfa - To balance hormones and address digestive issues
Remember, to ALWAYS do your research, listen to your body and if you need help reach out to natural health care practitioners and professional health care providers.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Natural Herbal Remedies - Product of the Week - He Shou Wu

Heart Health is Important
 When I first heard of this herb I loved to say the name because it was the first time I could pronounce the name of an Asian herb - Correctly!!!  Well, beyond knowing how to pronounce the name of this herb I also know how good it is for fighting vascular disease.  Guess what?!  The medical profession has come to know this too!!  This herb along with other healthy living habits can actually reverse heart dis-ease and help the body heal itself.

The herb I am talking about is He Shou Wu.  The latest in modern clinical techniques have proven that, He Shou Wu, is high in selenium.  Vitamin E along with Selenium both work effectively at increasing oxygenation in the body to help increase circulation.  Both Vitamin E and Selenium are the anti-oxidants the body needs to help the body's cells stay healthy instead of breaking down too rapidly.  The cells in the body can break down much more rapidly than they can replicate which is why anti-oxidants are important in stopping this cellular breakdown at the same time boosting immunity.

Now, you know me, if you have been following me you know I mention food along with Herbs.  Therefore, this post, as usual will not be any different.  You have to include plant based whole foods in every meal that you consume when fighting any dis-ease, especially heart dis-ease.  You must eliminate processed, fast and junk foods from your eating habits in order to allow the body to repair and heal what is in dis-order.

He Shou Wu