Home remedies and nutritional therapies
Have you noticed….There are so many great herbs and nutritional therapies being shared everywhere regarding their natural healing benefits? However, that being said….
BE WARNED!!!!!! Sometimes making the wrong adjustments to your body’s chemistry can cause more harm than good.
1 – Taking single herbs are rarely a good idea. Which ones would you benefit from?
2 – Detoxing may not be a good idea either! How do you know a detox is right for you?
3 – Eating Smoothies or raw fruits/vegetables may cause a problem for many people.
In short (VERY SHORT SIMPLIFIED explanation)….
1 – Herbs are best introduced into the body in a combination with other herbs or as the whole plant or maybe using the flowers only, or the leaves only, or the stems only, or the roots only. It depends on the physical or emotional change you are making to bring the body into balance. Most of us are not trained in the pharmacology of these plants and may cause the body more stress, add more heat, too cooling etc…. Knowing what your particular body’s needs are as well as it’s constitution is important.
2 – Detoxing can strip the body of much needed energy when someone is ill or getting close to illness and may cause a healing crisis in many different ways. Doing a detox is best after bringing the body into a more balanced state. Then the detox process can help move the toxins out of the body without depleting the person’s energy or immune system or their capacity to heal. In TCM we have formulas that naturally aid in detoxing without depleting the body. (Again – everything in balance.)
3 – Something a simple as a smoothie can cause the body to more imbalanced. Many smoothie recipes may sound healthy and healing- but may cause an opposite effect. Example: too sweet with too much fruit or too cooling for a person who has digestive issues, or blood sugar levels, etc…. One needs to know what combinations of spices, or ingredients help to balance a raw beverage and which ones are beneficial for your individual body’s constitution. This is crucial in order to gain the nutritional healing benefits.
Your best choice in doing these home remedies and nutritional therapies isknowing what your particular body type needs. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we take into account all of this when treating our patients with herbs, acupuncture, and make nutritional and lifestyle recommendations to bring their body’s back into balance and wellbeing.
Before doing a detox or trying a new supplement or single herb (ie: Tumeric, Macca Root, Aloe Vera Juice, etc….) please check with your healthcare practitioner and learn what your body needs.
“Your body’s needs are always changing – so must what you ingest!
That way you will always be at your optimum!”
Good luck & best of health!
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