Cindy Summer

Spiritual Counselor; Certified Herbalist

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Sleep

Posted by csy11 on July 20, 2016 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Sleep issues seem to be very common, but without enough sleep, the body cannot properly repair itself. In fact, sleep is so important that children will not grow as they should if they don't get enough rest.

Here are some simple supplements to consider if you have difficulty either falling asleep or staying asleep. 

  • Melatonin 3 - 6 mg/per night (should not be taken during the day or if pregnant/lactating). Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland and regulates sleep patterns. It is also a powerful antioxidant and is used in anti-aging therapy. Interestingly, it is said to help with inflammation and certain cancers. It reduces jet lag.

Start with melatonin and if that doesn't seem like enough, add one or both of the following:

  • Passion Flower - this soothes nerves and relaxes muscles. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
  • Valerian Root - facilitates feelings of calm and reduces anxiety. (Can be taken during the day with a meal.)
If you prefer not to experiment too much with the above secondary herbs, try the Herbal Sleep Formula. It contains: passion flower, valerian root, and hops. Consider starting with one capsule but two capsules might be necessary with more challenging sleep issues.

As always, check drug interactions if you are on any pharmaceuticals.

For opportunities to purchase high quality herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements, please follow the directions below if you are unable to see me personally for a consult.


Warmly,

Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist


Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.

Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.

 


Varicose Veins

Posted by csy11 on July 4, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

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Did you know...

that varicose veins are a visible sign of a circulatory system in need of care? When veins lose their elasticity due to age, pregnancy, sitting or standing for long periods of time, obesity, family history, and hormone replacement drugs, unsightly varicose veins pop out of the legs. In a nutshell, blood flow must work against gravity to cycle back to the heart. This becomes difficult for the body if the arteries aren't "clean" or elastic enough to handle the task.


Varicose veins can be painful and in some cases may cause blood clots, bleeding, and even ulcers.


Nature has provided measures to clean up an arterial traffic jam. Butcher's broom is an herb named for the fact that butchers used to sweep off their butchers' blocks with the stiff twigs. It has been used for over 2,000 years and is known to help with poor blood circulation, including:  hardening of the arteries, varicose veins, leg swelling, pain, heaviness, and leg cramping. In addition, it helps with: hemorrhoids, gallstones, acts as a laxative and diuretic, and speeds the healing of fractures.


For best results, herbs work best in combinations, so consider adding horse chestnut and vitamin C with bioflavonoids. 

Your heart and circulatory system will "heart you" right back for taking such good care of it. 

For opportunities to purchase high quality herbs, vitamins, minerals, and supplements, please follow the directions below if you are unable to see me personally for a consult.

Warmly,
Cindy Summer, Medical Intuitive/Healer & Certified Herbalist

Either call Nature’s Sunshine at 1-800-453-1422 or go to their site at naturessunshine.com and indicate Cindy Summer as your sponsor, account # 3533095, and specify account type Classic. They can ship directly to your home.

 

Please order through my sponsorship as I get a small override on the purchases. This allows me to practice full-time and maintain office space. Without clients that purchase either directly from me or through my sponsorship, I cannot continue to provide properly for your health care needs.

 



Facial Lines/Stretch Marks

Posted by csy11 on June 23, 2016 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that facial lines and stretch marks don't have to be a given just because you're a few years older than you used to be! Nowadays, a general visit to a dermatologist for a simple mole/freckle check-up opens the door to a plethora of pharmaceutical products to reduce facial lines, age marks, sun spots, and stretch marks. You may be tempted to jump on the Rx train. After all, it seems like a quick fix, doesn't it? To no surprise, those drugs all have side-effects and may not necessarily work well, anyway. Think about Botox. Did you know that it is a neuro-toxin? Here are some side-effects you may experience with a Botox injection:  allergic reactions, rash, itching, headache, neck or back pain, muscle stiffness, difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath, nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, weakness, injection site reactions (muscle weakness, bruising, bleeding, pain, redness, or swelling), fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose, flu symptoms, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth, ringing in your ears, and increased sweating in areas other than the underarms. Drooping of the eyelid (ptosis), inflammation of the cornea (keratitis), eye dryness, itchy eyes, double vision, tearing, and sensitivity to light, and eyelid swelling or bruising may occur when used for treating blepharospasm. (Rxlist.com)


I'm itchy just thinking about it!


Why go down the dark Rx road for a simple beauty regimen?


Instead, nature has provided us a bounty of Omega 6 essential fatty acids, specifically gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), that supports the skin, promotes shinier hair, reduces PMS and menopausal symptoms, helps clear eczema and psoriasis. Additionally, it assists with reduction in blood pressure, cholesterol, blood clot formation, and improved brain function. Not bad!


GLA is naturally found in evening primrose oil, black current seed oil, borage seed oil, grapeseed oil, and sunflower oil. I've seen internet sources that promote corn oil, margarine (oleo), and shortening. Stay away from those "sources" as they are not conducive to health. These oils should NOT be heated, except for grapeseed, but are easily consumed in encapsulated form. It is also important to know that the body cannot create/manufacture essential fatty acids. You'll need a little help.


Give the GLA blend a solid six weeks taken throughout the day at approximately 3,000 mg. Remember, the body assimilates best when given dosages throughout the day and especially at night when the body goes into repair mode.


Your skin's health on the outside mirrors your true health on the inside.

The above is inspired by Dr. Jane Semple.

I can speak to Nature's Sunshine product called Super GLA. Here is the link to my website if you are interested in ordering it.  Look under the category of Vitamins, Minerals and Phytonutrients. http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm

Hair Color Retention

Posted by csy11 on June 15, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Did you know?

...that hair color does not have to gray with age? Sage is an herb that serves multiple purposes, especially when it comes to aging issues, such as: retaining hair color, promoting skin elasticity, and reduces/eliminates night sweats and hot flashes. Sage also improves circulation, memory, concentration, and encourages hair growth. It is easiest to take in encapsulated form. 

It really does work! Who says you are supposed to lose your good looks?

Sage also reduces perspiration and should NOT be used during breast-feeding since it may reduce milk production. It is NOT recommended during pregnancy.

Sage just might become your new favorite!

Look under the Single Herbs category of this link: http://www.lightworksheal.com/ordersupplements.htm

Take 2 - 3 capsules daily.