Herbs 101

herbsWhat are Herbs?

Herbs are excellent plant sources of foods loaded with nutrients (vitamins, minerals, enzymes) which our body can use to achieve and maintain good health. Herbs also nourish, regulate, cleanse and help the body heal itself. Herbs are powerful natural foods.

Do Herbs Cure?

No. They nourish. If the body has the ability to heal, it will use the raw materials found in foods to do its own healing work. Herbs do not heal, they feed. Herbs do not force the body to maintain and repair itself. They simply support the body in these natural functions.

Are There Certain Herbs For Certain Diseases?

Herbs do not address disease. Herbs have been chosen — over thousands of years of history — to feed different parts of the body. For instance, you might eat carrots for good eyesight and broccoli for immune supporting antioxidants. Are carrots and broccoli cures for glaucoma and cancer? No! But, wouldn’t you consume these nourishing herbal foods “at times of” these afflictions? History’s answer is yes! Thus we get “Historical uses.”

Why Do Some Herbs Work and Others Do Not?

Herbs always work, they work because they are only feeding the body. Have you ever heard of carrots not working? It’s not that the herb didn’t work…it’s that your body didn’t need those materials to do the healing work you expected. Also, some people have poor digestive systems and may not be absorbing the nutrients completely.

Working on fixing your digestive system is the number 1 key to better health. 75% of the immune system is traced to proper gut health. If you are not absorbing your foods/vitamins and supplements properly, they will not help to bring you better health.

The Nutrition Advisor can help you to determine what gut issues are holding you back from optimum digestive results and get you in control of your own health. You can contact me at my website: www.naturalnutritionadvisor.com to set up your health strategy. I am offering a special discount of 20% off the initial consultation through the month of June, 2012 when you mention you saw this Newsletter!

By: The Nutrition Advisor, Linda Wolschlager, Certified Naturopathic Nutrition Counselor/Wellness Coach, Michigan

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