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This is a great little formula that combines Chinese herbs with a Western Botanical to manage a commonly experienced symptom among women who are going through that uncomfortable time of transition, known as peri-menopause / menopause.
Some of the symptoms associated with menopause are:
In Chinese medicine, this naturally occurring transformation represents a relative change between Yin and Yang energies. In the majority of cases, as a woman enters into menopause the Yang energy becomes more predominate (most common presentation), and signs of heat become more prevalent.
Other factors which determine the severity of menopausal symptoms depends on the woman’s constitution, her lifestyle, and how she deals with stress. The good thing is, that all these symptoms can be easily managed through herbs, acupuncture and lifestyle changes.
Meta-Balance contains 3 well-known and well-researched herbs that have a long history of use in Chinese gynecology, plus an additional Western Botanical used for over a century in Europe for reproductive and gynecology conditions.
1. Dang Gui is sweet, acrid, bitter and warm. Therapeutically, Dang Gui is best known for being a blood tonic that can move blood by improving circulation. It also regulates the menses, alleviates pain, reduces swellings, and for those who suffer from constipation, Dang Gui moves the bowels and moistens the intestines.
2. Shan Yao, also known as Chinese wild yam, is sweet and neutral. Its therapeutic actions focus mainly on tonifying and stabilizing the Qi & Yin of the Spleen, Stomach, Lungs and Kidneys. It also helps generate fluids (moisten dryness), which is great for women going through these symptoms, because heat usually drys up the fluids in the body.
3. Sheng Ma, also known as black cohosh, is sweet, acrid and slightly cold. Its therapeutic actions include: releasing the exterior & venting rashes, clears heat & resolves toxicity and raises Yang.
This herb’s ability to clear heat and vent it through the exterior of the body makes it very useful for hot flashes and night sweats. Also, it helps regulate the body temperature by balancing the neuroendocrine system (raises Yang).
4. Chaste Tree Berry, which has been approved by the German Commission E, has a long history of use throughout Europe for gynecological and reproductive conditions such as, PMS, migraines and menstrual irregularities.
Chaste tree berry is very similar to the Chinese herb Man jing Zi, which is bitter, spicy and cool. Its therapeutic actions include: Clearing heat and dispersing wind, especially in the Liver channel, and draining dampness.
This formula also contains a phyto - chemical called heperidin, which is a bioflavinoid found in large amounts in citrus fruits. Hesperidin is primarily used to strengthen capillaries. *It is also known to stabilize vasomotor activity associated with menopausal hot flashes.*
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Posted By: Scott Stewart, MSAc., Dipl.Ac., LAc.
Vitamin C (a.k.a. ascorbic acid) is one of the worse supplements you can buy over – the – counter (OTC). Like other OTC supplements, you never know what you’re truly getting in the ingredients, because most all OTC brands use low-quality ascorbic acid that has been sourced from China, the world’s largest producer of ascorbic acid. Between the years 2013 and 2015 China contributed 80 – 90% of the world’s vitamin C supply.
If you remember, China does not have a very solid reputation when it comes to quality, especially as it pertains to keeping chemicals and unknown substances out of their products; i.e. recent examples include lead in toys, contaminated infant formula and powdered milk.
To make this problem worse, the U.S. government does not test imported vitamins and supplements or their ingredients. For cheap OTC supplement brands this is a plus, because they can adulterate the products with unknown substances.
This is just one of many reasons I strongly recommend patients and consumers alike to purchase physician grade supplements, which are held to a much higher standard of scrutiny.
Thorne Research is recommended for 3 main reasons:
Peeled and crumbled from whole cacao beans, Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs are “nature's chocolate chips." Crunchy cacao nibs provide pure chocolate flavor and they’re a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Cacao nibs are a tasty snack right out of the bag, or add them to cookies, trail mix, smoothies and ice cream.
Cacao has been consumed for its invigorating and healthy properties for generations in Mexican, Central and South American cultures. Like all cacao products, Navitas Naturals Cacao Nibs are loaded with antioxidants. In fact, cacao is one of the most antioxidant-rich foods on the planet! Cacao also contains fiber and a number of vital minerals - especially magnesium and iron. An incredibly complex food, cacao also contains unique and potent chemical alkaloids including anandamine, theobromine and phenylethylamine.
Minerals and Antioxidants
One of nature's richest dietary sources of magnesium, cacao nibs are also an excellent source of iron and dietary fiber. You'll feel really great about eating cacao nibs, due to the alkaloids theobromine, phenylethylamine and anandamine, which boost your mood and can make you feel like you're in love!potent chemical alkaloids including anandamine, theobromine and phenylethylamine.
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Other Healthy Foods & Snacks
The Mayans and Incans revered the tiny nutrient-dense chia seed as a staple food along with corn and beans. In fact, 'chia' is the Mayan word for 'strength.' You'll find lots of strength in Navitas Naturals Chia Seeds, which contain an abundance of good-for-you nutrients that can be added to virtually any meal.
Posted by: Scott Stewart, MSAc., LAc., Dipl.Ac.
Gou Qi Zi (苟杞子) or Chinese wolfberries (Fructus Lycii) have been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for thousands of years as a medicinal and a longevity food. They’re sweet and tart and according to TCM theory, have an affinity for the Liver, Kidney and Lung meridians. The medicinal action of goji berries is to supplement the Kidneys and Liver, moisten the Lungs and brighten the eyes. In Chinese Medicine the indications for its use are: Lumbago, sore knees, dizziness, blurred vision, cough, diabetes, and seminal emission. From a Biomedical perspective the action of goji berries may originate from the high antioxidant levels contained in the fruit; like vitamin C and Vitamin A. Antioxidants are known to protect against free –radical damage, for up-regulating immune functions, and for their cancer protective properties. Gojis are also a great source for iron, potassium, and protein.
Goji berries can be incorporated into your diet in many ways. You can eat a handful a day, soak a couple of table spoonful’s in hot water or use them whole in your daily smoothie; they can be added to main dishes, salads, salsas, and soups or you can add several to a cup of hot tea. There’s no limit to the ways they can be used, and no matter how you consume them, you end up reaping the nutritional benefits offered by this tiny berry!
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We are now carrying Teeccino products!
Teeccino is an awesome caffeine ' free herbal substitute for coffee! Teeccino has a wide range of flavors to choose from, as well as, different roasts; light to dark.
Not only does this caffeine - free herbal coffee taste like coffee, but it also gives you an energy boost from all the nutrients in the natural ingredients. some of these ingredients are: chicory, dates, figs, almonds, and dandelion.
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Now carrying Ortho Molecular's EstroDim. The use of Indole-3-carbinol and its metabolite DIM has come into use due to the awareness that diets high in cruciferous vegetables may promote wellness and support overall health. Studies suggest that ingestion of I3C and DIM, can benefit estrogen metabolism and support endocrine balance for maintaining optimal health.
While many products provide either DIM or I3C alone, research indicates an increased physiological impact when both DIM and I3C are used together. CDG EstroDIM provides the combined power of both I3C and DIM in an easy-to-take, one-capsule-a-day dosing for best results.
Filled with organic flax seed and French lavendar. These pillows are great for relaxation, whether your doing yoga or just taking a nap. They can be used in either:
Hot therapy (heat in microwave for 30seconds).
Cold therapy (Put it in a freezer bag and
store in the freezer for several hours). Chilled, is great for migraines and puffy eyes.
Weighs 9oz. Dimensions: 4" x 8.5"
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