Uva Ursi (Arctostaphyl Uva Ursi)

Uva Ursi

Uva Ursi (Latin name- Arctostaphyl) is also known as “Bearberry“.  Bear-Berry? Because bears are quite crazy over this fruit, they consume it frequently.Bearsb

If you constantly suffer from, UTI’S (Urinary tract infections), Kidney disorders, Inflammation of the urinary tract, increase or painful urination then I will definitely recommend this fruit for you.

Uva ursi can also be used as a:

  • Diuretic
  • For Diarrhea
  • muscle relaxant
  • For Cuts&Wounds

It is sold in liquid form and in tea bags.

To learn more about this fruit, you can click on the links below

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Finding my balance

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Balance.

Lately, it has been my biggest struggle. It was not always a struggle but I found that as I grew older & as I started to think more consciously of my everyday choices, it became more evident. How much is too much of one thing and how much is too little? There is no specific recipe for balance,it’s just something you figure out on the way and through trial and error, so I’ll never have a definite answer for that question. But I do know balance when I feel it. There’s a feeling of safety, comfort,calmness. The tricky part is finding that balance. It’s a rough patch, it’s chaotic, it’s stormy,it’s anxiety-filled.

Now,when I speak about my battle with balance, you may find I’m speaking of it in a general sense. Mainly because it relates to many aspects of my life.

  • The balance between studying and things I want to…

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Prostate

Recently, at my work place, a lot of men have been coming in and asking for products to help with their prostate, either proactive prevention or because they are already experiencing prostate issues.  Men should be very aware of their health “down there” because it is possible to develop prostate cancer.

If you are unsure about what the prostate is and what is it’s purpose, here is it,

The prostate is a male reproductive gland which is below the bladder and in front of the rectum, it is about the size of a walnut.  Its’ function is to secrete prostate fluid called, semen.

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What happens when the prostate is englarged?

Long story short, basically, you;

  • Urinate frequently
  • Find it difficult to start urination
  • A feeling of an incomplete bladder
  • Slow or weak urination

From the above information, here is what happens when you do not empty your bladder completely,

  • Develop Urinary Tract Infections
  • Bladder stones
  • Blood in the urine

Nutrition for Preventative measures:

These can also be taken while having an enlarged prostate.

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Polycystic Ovaries / Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

What is Polycystic Ovaries aka PCOS?

PCOS occurs when there is an imbalance in a woman’s sex hormones such as, estrogen and progesterone.  This results in cysts growing on the ovaries.

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Usually, doctors prescribe taking birth control pills to balance your hormones. From my experience though, I have encountered many persons who have been on birth control for many years, some say that it does not help them or they are trying to refrain from it.  Two herbs that can be taken instead of birth control are:

  • Chasteberry aka Vitex (I Recommended this to many of my customers where I work and received positive feedback from each one of them. Some customers purchase three at time! I will definitely continue to recommend it)
  • Saw Palmetto

Generally, other remedies for ovarian cysts are:

Many people are unaware that diet is a major contributing factor to developing or worsening polycystic ovaries.  The following are foods to avoid if you have polycystic ovaries:

  • Dairy
  • Processed foods
  • Sugary foods
  • Carbs, eat more complex carbs
  • If eating meat is necessary for you, then try to eat organic meat (free range chickens et cetera ) Avoid meats that are injected with steroids, this leads to even more hormones getting into your body.
  • Soy
  • Oily foods
  • Refined sugar such as: High fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners
  • Alcohol

Links below for more information! 🙂

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Link 2 – Gives you information on what you should eat instead

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Chanca Piedra

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The meaning of “Chanca Piedra” means “Stone Breaker“.  It is indigenous to the Amazon and other tropical areas throughout the world. This herb can be used in the form of capsules, the whole herb (you can brew it and drink it as tea), powder and liquid form.

Chanca Piedra is used for many different purposes such as:

  • Kidney Stones
  • Liver Detox
  • Urinary Tract Infections (UTI’s) -Will increase urination
  • Digestive Tract Disorders
  • Gas/Bloating
  • Gall stones

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You can purchase this at your local natural health stores!

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Apricot Seeds

apricotseedsApricot seeds contain a compound called Amygdalin which is found in apples,plums,peaches and bitter almonds.  Amygdalin also KILLS cancer cells! (Personally, I have met many people whose family/friends used this and it has saved their lives. I also recommended it to a few people and got amazing feedback.)

Amygdalin also known as B17, is converted to cyanide in the body which is poisonous and can cause serious harm therefore it is recommended to consume three (3) kernels per day.

The kernels are extremely bitter (I tasted one and was in disbelief at HOW bitter they really are.) For that reason it can be purchase in capsules.

Always Remember.. when coming to food “ Bitter the Better” .

Click on the Links if you would like to Read More:

Dr.Axe  WebMd  Apricot Power

Maca Root

Maca Root also known as Ayak Chichira/Lepidium Meyenii was originated in the central of Peru in the Andes Mountains.  It’s been in use for almost three thousand (3,000) years.  In the Incan Culture it was used as currency at a point in time due to its’ richness of history and healing effects such as:

-Enhancing Energy & Libido

-Building Strength

-Promoting Stamina

-Improving sexual function

-Overcomes physical and mental stress

-Enhancing fertility in both men and women

-Supports hormonal imbalance which decreases mood swings, depression and in older women, hot flashes due to menopause

-Its’ fiber content means it is also used as a laxative

-It makes your skin look younger

-Helps with Thyroid function = Hormonal Balance

Nutritional information: 

  • 18% protein
  • 76.5% carbohydrates
  • 5% fat
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  • 8.5% Fiber (indigestible carbohydrates)
  • Over 20 amino acids, including 8 essential amino acids
  • 20 free-form fatty acids (such as lauric, linolenic, palmitic acid, oleic , and steric acid)
  • Vitamins B-1, B-2, C and E Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Copper
  • Zinc
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Sulphur
  • Sodium
  • Iron

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 The Incan warriors have been using the herb to keep them strong for battle. However, while they used the herb, the women were kept away from them due to their sexual impulses.