National Allergy Month: Tips to Reduce Allergens in Your Home

May is National Allergy Month. It seems that this year has been especially tough on people who suffer from allergies and asthma. You may not be able to do much for allergens outside, but here are four simple tips that you can do to help reduce allergens in your home.

1.  If you are working in your yard, keep your shoes outside and change your clothes once you come in. Taking a shower and washing your hair will also help get rid of outside allergens. Do not go to bed without showering!

2. Pets are exposed to the same allergens we are, so wash your hands after petting or handling your furry friend. Vacuum and clean frequently. If your allergies are severe, getting rid of carpets and rugs may be something to consider. Hardwood, laminate and tiles are easier to clean and do not trap allergens as easily as carpet fibers. Continue reading “National Allergy Month: Tips to Reduce Allergens in Your Home”

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Radio Show: Women’s Hormonal Health

Host Dana Laake and her special guest Dr. Holly Lucille will be discussing how stress and metabolism can affect women’s hormones.

Holly Lucille, ND, RN, is a nationally recognized licensed Naturopathic Physician. She is an author, educator and a frequent guest on television and radio shows. A member of the Enzymatic Therapy Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Lucille maintains her private practice, Healing From Within Healthcare, in Los Angeles.

Tune in this Sunday from 10-11am on 1500 AM (WFED) or listen live on the web. Our shows are streamed everywhere.

Last week’s show was on the benefits of chiropractic and mind-body medicine.
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Homeopathy for Boo-Boos!

As I have written before, the homeopathic remedy arnica montana is a staple in our house, and even more-so now that my son is 2 and fearless, which results in many bumps and bruises. But there are other homeopathic remedies that can be beneficial for an injury. Keep in mind that conventional treatment for injuries, like ice, compression and elevation, x-rays and castings are important, and in no way does homeopathy take the place of these treatments. What homeopathy does is add to the level of treatment. Here is a quick guide to some homeopathic remedies to help with injuries.

Hypericum:  This is homeopathic St. John’s Wort and is used for nerve injuries. Think cuts to the fingertips or lips, areas that are rich in nerve endings. Even injuries to the spinal cord can benefit from hypericum.

Ledum:  This one is great for puncture wounds. For example, if you stepped on a nail then you would want to take ledum (you may also need a tetanus shot!). Continue reading “Homeopathy for Boo-Boos!”

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Robyn O’Brien: What’s Really in Our Food

This video clip of Robyn O’Brien speaking about our food, and what began to happen to it particularly in the 1990’s, is powerful, educational, inspiring, and so much more. PLEASE watch it. Worth every second.

The inspiring Robyn O’Brien will be a guest on our radio show August 21st.  Mark your calenders – it will be worth the listen!

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Bug Repellent: Keep Them Away Naturally

It’s that time of year again. Rain and warm weather bring out mosquitoes and black flies. These pesky insects can bring on itching, swelling, and worse disease. Please read last year’s blog about natural insect repellent. It has great information about making your own insect repellent.  If you want something a little easier, call Village Green Apothecary at 1-800-869-9159 and ask Phyllis what we have available for your bug repellent needs.

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May 2011