The Importance for Calcium and Magnesium for Bone Strength
Bone strength is something to protect and nourish, especially as we age. Osteoporosis, a disease defined as the loss of bone strength, can lead to bone fractures. Older folks are particularly vulnerable because they are more likely to suffer from falls. And if a fall results in a hip fracture, or other major break, the long-term results can severely change one’s quality of life, due to the necessary limiting of physical activity that accompanies such an injury. Sometimes the elderly and infirm aren’t ever really able to recover. Even if a fracture is not so severe, deficiencies of calcium and magnesium can lead to chronic pain in the spine and back area, which may diminish the overall quality of life that older people experience. It is essential that we protect our bones, and nourish them well with good food, exercise, and supplementation, to enter into our aging process with strength and dignity.
Baraka Neti Pots – Dr. OZ and Oprah Approved
You may have heard about Neti Pots on TV. They’ve become more and more popular in recent years as more people realize how easy it can be to feel better and Breathe deeper!
Rinsing with a neti pot is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy recommended by many modern doctors for sinus relief. Traditionally, Neti was developed to enhance Yoga practice, facilitating deep breathing. Today, in addition to helping with allergies and sinus issues, regular use of Neti helps cleanse and protect nasal tissues from the many airborne pollutants we deal with every day.
The Amazing Benefits of Nettle Leaf Just Don’t Quit
Here at Smile Herb Shop we’re big fans of Nettles. Ask any of our herbalists what their favorite thing is about this herb and you’re likely to get lots and lots of answers! Best known these days for dealing with seasonal allergies, Nettles can do so much more.
Stinging Nettle (yes, it can actually sting you if you brush by it) is a flowering plant that grows perennially. It has been used for its healing properties throughout the ages, and today it can be found in areas throughout the world.
Herbal Tea Blend for Focused Attention and Relaxation
Whether you are a busy parent or swamped at work, we all have stress. Luckily, you can decrease your stress levels and increase your focus and energy without chemicals. Try making a tea blend with the herbs below to boost your mental functions the natural way!
Spearmint’s bright flavor and scent increase energy levels and can reduce headaches. It can also help with nausea, cold symptoms, and digestive problems.
Gingko increases oxygen utilization and enhances blood flow in the body and brain, aiding in concentration and memory. It can also improve vision and improve your mood.
What is Nasya Oil and Why Should I Put It Up My Nose?
Nasya oil is an invigorating Ayurvedic therapy used for more than 5,000 years to treat ailments occurring above the collar bone. This balancing herbal oil improves a number of discomforts including but not limited to clogged nasal passages, hoarse voice, stiff neck, jaw pain, headaches, ear clogging and earaches.