Got allergies? Get relief 

  

I’ve had allergies for as long as I can remember. And people who don’t have them don’t realize how exhausting and distracting they can be…. twice a year…. for months at a time. 

I used to have success with conventional stuff but I never loved taking it. I naturally evolved my diet into one that didn’t encourage gunk (no dairy, choc, coffee, fries, flour, meat, etc) but I still had it daily. 

Sulfur has vastly improved my general congestion, but, for me, the histamine thing just hasn’t quit.

Until now. 

First, I’ll run thru some products I’ve tried that I like, and then I’ll talk about the one that’s extinguished my seasonal nightmare entirely. (Reminder: Doctor? No. Person with chronic health challenges? Here! 😉

⭐️  XLEAR: Like a soothing bath for your nose. 😉 Xylitol has anti-inflammatory properties, and I can actually feel relief when I used this. Honestly, while more of a natural girl, I like the relief of Flonase sometimes, that “Ahhh, I can actually breathe!” feeling. I get that from XClear. Move over, Flonase. You’ve been replaced by something much healthier. 😉

⭐️  BioAllers Sinus & Allergy: If you are looking for something localized with “medicine” in it, this is an awesome start. I’ve had a lot of luck with this when things are acute & I want to breathe. 😉 This homeopathic solution may be worth a shot when you don’t want to ingest anything, but would rather gets the helpful stuff directly where it needs to go.

Now for my favorite and the one that’s helped me the most. It’s was actually the answer to my plea for one thing that would completely solve my allergy problems. It has. 

⭐️  Gaia Herbs Turmeric Allergy: Ahhhmazing relief. Complete relief from inflammation to itches, from runny eyes to post-nasal drip. Caution to those pregnant or trying to get pregnant: Nettle and maybe turmeric too, aren’t good for ya. Also, there are side effects other than spicy gastro ones. 😉 There’s a great rundown here

So now turmeric’s superpowers go beyond inflammation, diabetes, arthritis, anti-NAC & cholesterol to include allergies too!

Hope this helps! 💕

the one thing that’s in the way of you & your dream life and how to fix it

  
Things are so much harder when we don’t believe in ourselves fully. Doubt is so destructive,. Self-doubt? Debilitating. 

We all know we need to be confident, but, when we aren’t, how do we fix it? 
Do you have an area of your life where you feel totally in command, a place where experience has taught you you are invincible? 

What about an area where it seems like everything falls apart, a place where experience has lead you to do believe you can’t possibly succeed? 

What if you could be in complete command of that thing too? 

You can. 

Been unlucky in love? Tell yourself you have nothing but happy, loving, respectful, exciting relationships. 

Don’t believe it? 

That is where your work begins. 

⭐️ Take the top thing on your wish list and either think about or write about EXACTLY what you want. Explore and define all the details. This is your vision. You want it to be crystal clear.

⭐️ Once it’s defined, recite it to yourself a few times. Notice which parts of it you resist and then explore what’s behind that resistance. Spend a set amount of time working through what’s holding you back. We’re not looking to ruminate, but rather to identify the block and let or awareness dissolve it. 

Here’s what I mean. If you have a financial block and are conditioned to feel like you always run out of money, but behind that you feel guilt because you had a lot of money but wasted it, that’s useful information. Yet staying in that guilt space over money only means that energetically you will create more experiences to match that feeling. 

⭐️ So THIS is where most people get stuck. They feel bad about past mistakes, guilty over past hurt, etc. 
The most important part of this process is moving on after 30 minutes, two days or a week. Create a ritual through which you throw away an old habit or honor yourself with the gift of forgiveness. Talk to yourself in the mirror. Crazy, I know, but effective. 😉 

So after you identify, process and then move on, you are now ready to create, create the imagined thing and manifest it into your reality. 

⭐️ Now, go back to your vision. Memorize it. Associate whatever emotions you would have as if it were happening already. If you can’t easily attach to those feelings or calling them up gets complicated, stick to love. Love is the purest and most powerful way to create anything in your life. 

⭐️ Meditation is a powerful place to create, but we don’t always have blocks of time for it. When you know your vision by heart and can easily connect feelings to the reality of your wish, access it anytime, anywhere, the more often the better. 

You can do this with anything. My daughter and I like to do it for parking spots. I recently did it t extend my lease so we didn’t have to pack up and move. 

While living in Atlanta, I spent half my time appreciating what I had, and the other half visualizing a reality where I was living in California. In my mind I was saying goodbye to places and people, and felt excited about the move. In two weeks, my hubby got a call with a job offer in California. Not a coincidence. 

The key is to know without a doubt that this will absolutely work for any and all things in your life. Usually the bigger the dream, the harder it is to believe in the process, but that is exactly when you need it the most. 

Happy creating! 

got stress? stop, drop, adapt

 My discovery of adaptogens has been extremely restorative for adrenal burnout, which may be trendy, but is a real thing tied to cortisol levels, which rise and fall due to stress. And, if we aren’t stressed by any big life stuff, we are likely still stressed by toxins, toxin information, overstimulation and negativity. 

I think of the adaptogens as full-body, healing tonic that smooths things out when life’s endless demands have created imbalance. These are what I turn to when I haven’t slept enough and feel scattered, am cycling between too high and too low, or I’ve been sick for awhile. Really, they are great to take everyday and potentially a multivitamin for acute stress, as well as the cumulative affects of stress as we get older.

According to Dr. Frank Lipman:

Adaptogens are a unique group of herbal ingredients used to improve the health of your adrenal system, the system that’s in charge of managing your body’s hormonal response to stress. They help strengthen the body’s response to stress and enhance its ability to cope with anxiety and fight fatigue – slowly and gently, without jolts or crashes. They’re called adaptogens because of their unique ability to “adapt” their function according to your body’s specific needs. Though the effects may initially be subtle and take time to make themselves felt, they’re real and undeniable.

Adaptogens balance things out. They work on normalizing cortisol and other hormones. Because the support the adrenal gland not only to they support mental health, they even out hormonal responses to stress so that it has less of a physical impact. What’s even better is that adaptogens change how they support your body based on your bodies specific needs. 

Adaptogens include: 

  • Eleuthro
  • Ashwagandha
  • Rhodiola Rosea
  • Holy Basil
  • Asian Ginseng
  • Schizandra

For me, ashwagandha has been life & thyroid changing. It provides me with stress relief and ends the crash caused by the affects of extreme stress. Along with rhodiola it helps me skip being anxious, revved up & filled with the jittery exhaustion that lack of sleep can cause. Often lack of sleep and stress go hand-in-hand whether you are dealing with a big life change or a sick child who keeps waking you up for nights in a row, it gets hard to calm and concentrate. Studies have shown the usefulness of each of these adaptogens in the stress & sleep arena. I’ve listen some studies at the end of the post. 

According to Gaia Herbs, holy basil is a better option than ashwagandha when your imbalance is deeper. Personally, I’ve found holy basil useful in this perimenopause-meets-pms phase that I seem to be entering. 😉 

If your burned out, it isn’t just an expression. Here is more information on adaptogens, a useful, natural safe tool to bring your body and mind back into balance.  

Please note that some advise caution for use of ashwagandha and holy basil for those with thyroid conditions. Some consider them herbs that balance thyroid disorders over time, but at least one study shows that they drive up thyroid activity. Holy basil can also impact blood sugar. Be informed, be advised and seek both inner and outside advice as needed. 

Overviews of Adaptogens:

Dr. Frank Lipman Talks Adaptogens

Medicine Hunter on Adaptogens

Adaptogens Studies: 

Ashwagandha Study

Rhodiola Study

Holy Basil Studies
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