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Definition for a Holistic Lifestyle

If your new to the holistic world than most likely you’ve encountered some definitions that have you scratching your head.  Below are a few definitions that will help you untangle the web of confusion.

(This list is a work in progress.  If you have a definition suggestion please comment below.)

 

Allopathic – conventional medicine; today’s mainstream medical practice; using pharmacological drugs that treat ailments, diseases or illnesses. Allopathic medicine classifies illness solely by naming symptoms into a disease pattern.

Alternative Medicine – Holistic health, natural medicine, alternative medicine: these definitions are interchangeable. These fields group together a wide and varied field.  It includes (but is not limited to) homeopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, nutrition, acupuncture, Ayurveda, energy therapy and color therapy just to name a few. Regardless of the type of therapy they all share an underlying common theme, PREVENTION. To utilize alternative effectively we rely on health history, personal tendencies (allergies, dietary issues, etc) and symptomology (process of identifying an illness or symptom) to get a wider picture of the situation.

Antioxidants – Antioxidants are chemicals that block the activity of free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals that have a HUGE potential to deteriorate our cells, causing damage that could potentially lead to cancer. Free radicals are naturally occurring in the body. Antioxidants are also important to detoxing our bodies.

Aromatherapy – the use of natural oils that have a pleasant smell to make a person feel better. Check out my previous blog post for a more in-depth definition.

Detoxification – okay, most people know what detoxing is but we’ll include it in the list of definitions. Detoxification is the removal of toxic substances from a living organism. The liver plays the most important role of detoxing but the kidney’s also help.  Detoxing your body is a key factor in natural health.

Essential Oils – check out my previous blog post for a more in-depth definition. Essential oils, used properly, have many advantages over modern day drugs. Today’s medicine usually only contain 2-4 chemical compounds verses essential oils can have dozens and dozens of these compounds, which is what provides the healing benefits.

Herbalism/Herbalist – The study or practice of the medicinal and therapeutic use of plants, now especially as a form of alternative medicine. Check out my previous blog post for a more in-depth definition

Holistic Health – Holistic health, natural medicine, alternative medicine: these definitions are interchangeable. These fields group together a wide and varied field.  It includes (but is not limited to) homeopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, nutrition, acupuncture, Ayurveda, energy therapy and color therapy just to name a few. Regardless of the type of therapy they all share an underlying common theme, PREVENTION. To utilize holistic health effectively we rely on health history, personal tendencies (allergies, dietary issues, etc) and symptomology (process of identifying an illness or symptom) to get a wider picture of the situation.

Homeopathic – a principal that thought is “like cures like”; homeopathic medicine give a very diluted dose of remedy that, given in larger doses, would create similar symptoms of those that are being treated. A vaccine is the perfect example of a homeopathic remedy. In some of the vaccines we receive here in the USA, a VERY diluted amount of the virus that we are trying to prevent is injected into us.  Although the vaccine is a great example of what homeopathic medicine is, it is not considered homeopathic in the medical field.

Homeostatis – The bodily systems work in unison and as they were intended to. It is a process that maintains the stability of the human body’s internal environment in response to changes in external conditions.

Natural Medicine – Holistic health, natural medicine, alternative medicine: these definitions are interchangeable. These fields group together a wide and varied field.  It includes (but is not limited to) homeopathy, herbalism, aromatherapy, nutrition, acupuncture, Ayurveda, energy therapy and color therapy just to name a few. Regardless of the type of therapy they all share an underlying common theme, PREVENTION. To utilize natural medicine effectively we rely on health history, personal tendencies (allergies, dietary issues, etc) and symptomology (process of identifying an illness or symptom) to get a wider picture of the situation.

Nutrition – Okay, everybody knows what nutrition is so I won’t necessarily define it.  However, nutrition plays a VERY, VERY important role in holistic health. We’ve all heard the term “you are what you eat“. I could go on forrrrrr-evvvvver about nutrition, so I’ll just leave it as this: the biggest key in prevention is what you eat for food. I’ll be covering this topic more in-depth at a later date.

Pharmaceuticals – This is another definition that we all know: they are our modern day drugs. While pharmaceuticals were once derived from the chemical compositions of herbs, today theses compounds are more than like synthetic and made in a lab somewhere (most likely not even in America). When using herbal remedies, you receive HUNDREDS of chemical compounds that focus on whatever issue your treating. Now why would you use a modern day drug is you could use a herbal remedy :)

Terrain Theory– the terrain is the internal fluids of  your body. This includes blood, plasma, lymphatic fluid and all other bodily fluids. The milieu interieur, or internal environment, was coined by a French physiologist and he theorized that if the terrain is healthy (such as proper pH level, low number of toxins, etc) all organs of the body can work together in unison, efficiently fighting off foreign invaders such as disease or illnesses. Keeping the terrain healthy is integral in holistic healing.

 

 

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Salves and Balms

Available but not photographed

booty balm Booty Balm

diaper rash salve

organic plantain, organic chickweed, organic st. john’s wort,organic calendula, organic golden seal root, olive oil & beeswax

$5

2 oz. tin

plantain – anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.  Helps relieve pain and itchiness caused by wounds or rashes.

chickweed – helps relieve itchiness, especially due to eczema & psoriasis. Helps heal wounds, cuts, burns or abscesses

st. john’s wort – eases muscle spasms – anti-inflammatory. Helps relieve feelings of tension and anxiety

calendula – wonderful remedy for skin wounds or rashes, perfect for healing diaper rashes, dry skin or cradle cap – anti inflammatory.

golden seal root – another wonderful remedy for skin wound it helps treat rashes, itching, eczema,  acne, dandruff and cold sores – anti-microbial

 

 

Burn Relief

helps relief pain from burns and promotes healing

organic plantain, organic lavender, organic peppermint, organic comfrey,organic raw coconut oil, organic almond oil, olive oil, beeswax plus essential oils

$5

2 oz. tin

plantain – anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.  Helps relieve pain and itchiness caused by wounds or rashes.

lavender – notorious for it’s healing ability that is specific to burns.  Promotes rapid healing and pain relief

peppermint –   It’s stimulating effect increases blood circulation, oxygenating organs, boost your metabolism and helps stop pain.

comfrey –  externally: helps ease excessive bleeding, reduces pain

Wound Care

organic thyme, organic plantain, organic peppermint, organic calendula, organic raw coconut oil, organic sweet almond oil, olive oil, beeswax and essential oils

$5

2 oz tin

thyme – great anti-septic properties, stops infections from forming.

plantain – anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory.  Helps relieve pain and itchiness caused by wounds or rashes.

peppermint –   It’s stimulating effect increases blood circulation, oxygenating organs, boost your metabolism and helps stop pain.

calendula – wonderful remedy for skin wounds or rashes,  one of the best herbal anti-inflammatory’s, relieving swelling and redness.

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Facial Kit

Nothing says Pamper Me like a facial

Our all natural facial kit is the perfect way to relax and unwind.

Made with organic herbs, 100% pure essential oils and the best clays and minerals money can buy you won’t find any chemicals or additives  in our ingredient list.

 

 

 

Step 1.facial steam tea

The Facial Steam

ingredients: organic comfrey, chamomile, rose & calendula herbs with sweet orange essential oil

 

 

 

 

directions:
Fill a bowl (or sink) up with HOT, HOT water and place your tea bag in the water.  Cover your head with a towel and lean over the bowl.  Stay with your head covered over the bowl for 10 minutes. RESERVE THE WATER! The steam will open your pores and the herbs will help nourish your skin.

 

 

 

 

clarifying scrub

Step 2.

The Clarifying Mask

ingredients: organic oat bran, white kaolin clay, organic almond meal, organic rose petals & essential oil blend

 

 

 

 

directions:

Pour about a tablespoon of scrub onto your hand or in a bowl, add just enough water to make a paste. Splash some of the leftover tea water onto your face.  Using small, circular motions, rub the clarifying scrub onto your face and down onto your neck. Leave the scrub on until it hardens, about 15 minutes. Rinse with the tea water. This helps exfoliates dead skin and clears pores.

 

 

 

 

clay maskStep 3

The Clay Mask

ingredients: french green clay

 

 

 

 

 

directions:
Pour about a tablespoon of clay mask onto your hand or in a bowl, add just enough water to make a paste. Splash some of the leftover tea water onto your face then apply a smooth, thin layer of the green clay facial mask to your face and neck.  Leave on until it hardens on your face, about 15 minutes.  Remove with a washcloth that has been dampened with your tea water. This helps remove toxins and deep cleans your pores.

 

 

 

 

toner and facial oilStep 5

The Facial Oil

Step 6

The Facial Toner

ingredients: rose hydrosol, witch hazel extract, aloe vera, vegetable glycerin & lavender essential oil

 

facial oil directions: Apply a light, thin layer of facial oil to your face and neck.  This locks in the moisture and leaves the face feeling dewy and fresh.

toner directions: mist evenly across your face. Do not pat dry! Wait for it to evaporate.  This step helps tighten pores.

 

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