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Giving Back This Season
10% of profits from you purchase goes to the WAAW Foundation but this season would you consider a charitable donation?
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Check out the VIDEO that explains the mission.
Dec 9, 2013 11:05:08 AM
Why Glycerin is Above All Other Extracts
What is the benefit to taking an extract?
The success of herbal products as healing agents for your body or illness is dependent upon how active their ingredients are when you ingest them. For the maximum benefit, it is important to take herbs in the form that best captures and preserves their active constituents. Liquid herbal extracts achieve this, so they are the most beneficial form of herbs available on the market today. Extracts aren’t exposed to oxygen and light the way some capsules and tablets are, therefore their potency remains firm. There is less fillers and inactive ingredients in extracts as well. Liquids are digested and more immediately available into your glands, organs and bloodstream, when compared to tablets and capsules. Tinctures and extracts maintain their freshness longer too. When trying to decide what form of product is best for you consider a tincture or extract for maximum absorption, potency, and your greatest advantage. Although the science is there many have questions they would like answered before taking such a strong herbal medicine. In this article we will touch on a few basic questions on tinctures and how they are made.
How are tinctures made?
A tincture, or liquid extract, is the preservation of herbs in alcohol and/or water or with vegetable glycerin. These are the most common forms of herbal medicines, along with capsules and tea. Some herbs require an alcohol extraction process so that certain medicinal constituents are pulled out of the plant and made available to the user. Tinctures are extracts made by soaking herbs in solutions designed to draw out their virtues. Alcohol is the most common soaking solution for tinctures. Tincture manufacturers must have recipe books to guide them, as the exact method will differ for each herb. Tinctures are valuable because they are easy to digest, assimilate, and absorb. Some herbs can only be used in this form. The strength of a tincture should be listed on the bottle in the form of a ratio, such as 1:5 or 1:2. The first number tells you how much of the herb is present, and the second number tells you how much of the liquid was used to dissolve the herb that is in the preparation. Not all liquids are comparable though. Water, alcohol and glycerin each do different things and process at different levels.
Nov 25, 2013 10:25:54 PM
To Stay Healthy
1. Get Some rest. I know this sounds simple, but put the pie pan down and get some ZZZ's. Your immune system will thank you for it.
2. Eat Healthy. You are about to embark on a hard mission, eating and drinking your heart out at Thanksgiving. Try and do a cleanse both before and after this feasting, as your body is not really prepared for such gluthink SALADS, GREEN SMOOTHIES, JUICING, HERBAL TEAS, SUPPLEMENTS.
3. Speaking on SUPPLEMENTS. Take the big three: Probiotics, Enzymes, & Vitamin C. You can get the last two from papaya leaf! Probiotics need to be from a non dairy source if possible as dairy creates mucous inthe lungs which can hinder the first line of defense of your immune system. Your lungs have a delicate balance and dairy inhibits the immune response within the lungs. Take some papaya leaf extract or tea twice daily.Read More
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Nov 4, 2013 4:08:01 PM
Ten Ways to Show Thankfulness and Be Healthy
Studies show that being kind to others and showing thankfulness is healthy for your body and mind. Here are ten tips to try this month to be grateful.
1. Create a Gratitude Ritual. This could be something you do for yourself or others. It can be giving away part of your time or money in thankfulness or maybe it's meditating on the things you are thankful for. Writing down what you are thankful for every week is a great way to start. Do this by drinking tea or doing some yoga for an added health benefit.
2. Send a thank-you note. You know, it’s nice to get a little note thanking you for something you did. You don’t need to send someone a formal thank-you card (although that’s a nice touch), but just a little note (or email) saying thank you for a specific thing the person has done for you can go a long way. And it only takes a minute! Do your writing when you are in the mood and you are in a positive attitude. Forcing yourself to smile even when you don't think about it actually lowers your blood pressure (also signing and taking deep breathes).
3. Give a free hug. OK, only do this when appropriate … but if you have a loved one in your life, give them a hug! Often we can go too long without showing our affection and gratitude, even to those who are closest to us. Don’t neglect this important part of your relationship. By “free” hug, I mean don’t expect anything in return — just give it as a gift of gratitude. If you give a hug to a stranger, be prepared to run very fast afterward. Hugging can release happy hormones and mood balancing chemicals in your brain. So it's healthy to give a hug!Read More
Oct 3, 2013 10:30:52 AM
Fall is here!
Our September Promotional Winner was
Leslie Montoya!!!!!!!! She won a two month supply of Herbal Papaya Products ... Look on facebook and our website for this month's promotion!
October Is Non-GMO Month
Herbal Papaya is committed to being Non-GMO and is under the process of certification with the Non-GMO Project. We would like to dedicate this month's newsletter to "GMO Awareness". So, Kids are back in school. Vacations are done until the holidays. Thanksgiving is far enough away that no one if freaking out about it yet.
In fact there are no holidays until the 31st. October might be the non-holidayest month there is. And in comes Non-GMO Month. It was created by the Non-GMO Project in 2010 as a platform for raising awareness on the GMO issue. People across the country are waking up to the issues associated with GM foods, and discovering the risks GMOs pose to our health, our families, and our planet. As we told you here, GROW started labeling all existing items in the store with a GMO Alert and pledged to no longer bring in any item that cannot confirm its GMO cleanliness. There are lots of ways for you to get involved. Here are some ways you can make a difference and fight GMOs!!!
Oct 3, 2013 9:43:07 AM
The reason I found this article below is because I have a chronic condition that only flares up with a weakened immune system and/or stress caused by a virus that will never leave my body (much like herpes or shingles). When I went to my holistic doctor he prescribed me vitamin c in large doses via IV!!! I was astonished and quite happy not to be given a prescription of antibiotics (that don't work on viruses anyways). This got me thinking about vitamin c, the studies done to show it's effectiveness and more research. Papaya leaf and fruit has over 100% DV of Vitamin C, so clearly I am back on my papaya leaf extract, because it's more concentrated in vitamin c than the fresh fruit. It's like my own little oral IV of vitamin c, which is way more affordable than going to the doctor! So here is the article on vitamin c relating to chronic illness and the use of vitamin c on humans and even your pets.
J. Oren, Family Herbalist and CLD Birth Doula
Vitamin C: Shingles/People like Herpes/Pets
Grandma told me a few years that she had had Shingles–and it was the most painful thing she’d ever experienced. The commercials running constantly on TV about Shingles got me thinking.
I’ve had chickenpox, and Shingles I found out, is caused by the herpes zoster virus, the same virus that causes chicken pox. What was Shingles–could animals catch it from people–and how do you treat it?
Like all viruses, even cancer, my research keeps coming back to the virtues of Vitamin C. There are links below to order the two types of Vit C suggested in the article below–liposomal (more powerful but more expensive) and sodium ascorbate. Vitamin C is something that we keep in the medicine cabinet at the Rescue Ranch year ’round.
It appears that animals cannot catch “people” Shingles itself (but I would be very careful about virus transmission any way) but according to Web MD, there is a small chance that unvaccinated people, who have never had chickenpox, could catch it and animals can catch a different form of the herpes virus. (More on treating “people” Shingles below with Vit C.)
Dogs can get–and transmit–something similar called CHV or Canine Herpes Virus. It is one of the diseases that Dr. Alson Sears Canine Distemper Serum can easily treat. Cats can get and transmit FVR–feline herpes–caused by feline herpesvirus 1, of the family Herpesviridae–which (Dr. Sears believes this could be treated with his serum but made specifically for cats, not the one made for dogs. Read more about Dr. Sears in the Canine Distemper article link above. If your vet wants to discuss the above with Doctor Sears, please email me and I will forward your message to him.)
Check with your doctor, vet and/or do your research on using Vitamin C and what dose to use for what condition (even contact Dr. Levy who wrote the article below.) If they don’t know/or don’t care to know, go to see a naturopath or holistic–doctor or vet. They are easy to find on the ‘net.
What I know from experience, is that taking smaller amounts frequently through the day/night, is better absorbed than taking large doses, adding up to the same amount, once or twice a day. I have found that to be the same for dogs. There are a few medical conditions in dogs and cats during which Vitamin C should not be used. Be your own/your animal/s best advocate!Read More