Spring Allergies! Spring Tonics! (Why Cleansing your Liver will often get rid of allergies.)

10 04 2018

When people think of tonics they often think of drinking an alcoholic images-10beverage with a few herbs for taste, but I am here to tell you different.

When talking about tonics especially “spring tonics”, what Herbalists are referring to is taking herbs that help “tone” the function of the liver.  Spring time is the time when the “liver” will want to get rid of toxins that have built up over the colder months of winter, or your wet season.  Since in the cooler months, no matter where you live, it is more difficult to get rid of toxins in your body because we are not “sweating” enough to get rid of them.  By the way, the way the liver releases toxins is through the bowel.

If the word “toxins” creates skeptism, then I would suggest visiting these websites to see how many pollutants, chemical & heavy metal by nature, are affecting our food and water.  In fact, you can read up on how many toxins are found in the “cord blood” of a new born baby.  It’s quite alarming!

The Environmental Working Group 

Greenpeace Canada

The Natural Resources Defense Council

Basically, the herbal “spring tonics” help the liver to do its functions of creating vitamins, hormones, making bile for fat emulsification, and detoxifying the body of its chemicals & heavy metals that get into the body through air, eating & drinking plus also through the skin.

Some of the gentle tonics in the herbal world are; Dandelion root & leaf, Cleavers, Milk Thistle, Yellowdock, Burdock, Nettle leaf, Raspberry Leaf, Red Clover Tops, just to name a few.  The easiest one to start with is Dandelion since it grows well in spring, though due to spraying I would not recommend collecting it within city limits or in ditches.  It’s best to buy it organic through markets etc.  The ideal way to take a spring tonic for the liver is in tea form, though for some, including me, the bitterness of some of the liver spring tonics is too much for tea.  You have to experiment a bit to see what you can handle.  Whatever the case, these tonics I’ve listed are very gentle and are not for deep detoxification, but would be useful for younger people and kids.

When considering allergies, think of a glass that is being filled up with “muddy” water with the “muddy” water representing toxins, it will overflow at some point giving you symptoms to deal with.  In the case of the liver, spring allergies is the overflow symptom that you often will get.

When dealing with severe allergies in spring, which is one of the main ways the liver will show it needs cleaning, people will often need a mixture of herbs that work both on bile production & lymphatic congestion.  The herbs that work on bile production will help the bowels move to eliminate waste build up in the colon which in turn helps take a load off the liver.  The lymphatic herbs help get the garbage from your lymphatic system and your liver into your bowel.  (Your bowels need to be moving 3x per day, after each meal if you are eating 3 meals per day or 1 or 2 if eating 1 or 2 meals per day.  They should be a “twoonie” size around and be as long as your arm…just FYI.)  The liver will keep your blood purified so that you can stay alive, but when your colon is full it will have a lot more work to do to keep the toxins from killing you so it will purify, purify, and purify!  So getting rid of that “solid waste” build up will take a load off the liver which will in turn give you more energy.

This more intensified herbal formula is usually taken in capsules since the teas would be to bitter to consume, though some can endure it.  These formulas must be applied by a professional who can make sure that it isn’t too strong for you to take and can also make sure that you combine a good “cleansing” diet with the herbs to get optimum performance.

Dark leafy greens, but not Kale since it has been shown to be high in a heavy metal called Thallium, the “spring mix” is good or the baby romaine lettuce or the baby spinach is good along with organic fresh lemon juice in water, organic lime juice, etc., light proteins like beans, lentils, some small fishes (check list for fish high in heavy metals), organic chicken, organic apples, organic carrots, organic beets are some of the foods you can eat on a cleanse.

Remember a cleansing diet is not enough as foods alone (unless you can eat things like Mustard Greens) will not have the power in their plant chemistry to promote the deeper detoxification phases of the liver.  You have to have the deeper cleansing herbs for that.

I am going to “refrain” from listing the deeper cleansing herbs only because I don’t want people to rush out and buy them, mix them up themselves without knowing how or what ratios to use etc., you really need to consult with someone who is “in the know”.  Sorry to those who are disappointed about this, but I will say that Christopher Hobbs who has written a book many years ago on Liver Herbs, has very good information for those who want a reliable reference book to help themselves with.

1. Natural Therapy for Your Liver by Christopher Hobbs.

2. Foundations of Health by Christopher Hobbs. (Limited Availability)

In conclusion, when you clean out your liver via herbs, diet, skin brushing, colon cleansing etc., you ultimately lower the toxins in your blood which in turn makes you less susceptible to allergies in the spring.  But if you find you still have allergies after consulting a professional, as well as using ideas from the above publications, then you may need some homeopathic remedies, which I will have to write about in another blog post, since it goes beyond the scope of this article.

 

Disclaimer:
This article is written for educational purposes only and whoever reads this is solely responsibility for applying or not applying the suggestions.  This article does not take the place of consulting with professionals in the Holistic Health field as well as those in the Western Medical field.  Trying things on your own should be coupled with advice from the appropriate person.
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Follow Up Visits & Our Work & Product Guarantee

6 04 2018

Product & Work Guarantee Guidelinesimages-9

At Hirai Health Services we have a “Product” Guarantee, which means that if you are given a product that you cannot take for some reason then you can return it for a full refund provided you meet these criteria:

For Product Refunds:

              1. You have only taken up to 7 days worth of the remedy prior to discovering that you cannot take it because it bothers you in some regard.  

              2.  You have called the office and talked to me about this first within 2 weeks of your first appointment, before coming back with the item.  (Sometimes it has to do with “how” you are taking the remedy so that if you call first I will talk to you about how to take it properly, if it applies to your remedy/situation.)

             3.  You bring it back to me within 4 weeks of purchasing it from me at the office.

Work Guarantee Criteria:

             1. You have to have had an initial appointment & a follow up at least 6 weeks later in order to “qualify” for a “free” reassessment.

             2. The “free” reassessment would take place no later than 8 week from your “follow-up” visit.

             3. You must have followed, to the best of your ability, the program set out for you in both the “initial” & “follow up” appointment times.  This means both diet & remedy recommendations.

             4. Note: The free reassessment refers to the appointment only, not the remedies.  If you are in need of additional remedies than you would have to pay for these.

 

In summary, the work guarantee is to “re-assess” why the main symptom or symptom picture has not been improving in the 8 to 12 week period that you have been working on it with my guidance.  Please be aware that some issues require persistence for many weeks or months to get rid of, so in those cases even small improvements are noteworthy and will not qualify  for a “reassessment”.

             

 

 

 

 





Concussion Conclusions. End Your Pain With Arnica montana.

4 04 2018

Arnica is a useful remedy to have on hand for any injury or accident that produces swellings, bruises etc.

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Why you need Arnica montana in your First Aid Kit, read more…..images-3

What is Arnica montana?

It is an alpine plant that has a “sunny” look.

Is it toxic in any way?  Yes, it is, but only if you take it in tincture form or apply to an open wound.  Some herbalists give small amounts of tincture out with a small dosage such as 1 drop per day, much like you get small dosages for Tylenol or Advil.

The very best way to take it, which is non-toxic, and completely safe is in its homeopathic form.  If you are not familiar with Homeopathy, you can read about how it was started and the way medicines are made to help you understand how the plant chemistry is diluted out using serial dilutions, while leaving the plant “hologram” or “energy” behind in the test tube.  This method of remedy preparation is called…

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Concussion Conclusions. End Your Pain With Arnica montana.

4 04 2018

Why you need Arnica montana in your First Aid Kit, read more…..images-3

What is Arnica montana?

It is an alpine plant that has a “sunny” look.

Is it toxic in any way?  Yes, it is, but only if you take it in tincture form or apply to an open wound.  Some herbalists give small amounts of tincture out with a small dosage such as 1 drop per day, much like you get small dosages for Tylenol or Advil.

The very best way to take it, which is non-toxic, and completely safe is in its homeopathic form.  If you are not familiar with Homeopathy, you can read about how it was started and the way medicines are made to help you understand how the plant chemistry is diluted out using serial dilutions, while leaving the plant “hologram” or “energy” behind in the test tube.  This method of remedy preparation is called “Potentisation”.

Read about Homeopathy from this link:

History of Homeopathy & How Homeopathic Remedies Work.

Arnica is works by allowing increased blood flow to the area which allows oxygen and white cells to increase healing in bruised or swollen tissues and tissues with high amounts of lactic acid or anything else that will contribute to inflammation.  Thus it works well for concussions and in Homeopathy is the remedy of choice for this condition.  It is very important to actually see a practitioner who can help pick out the correct potency & tell you how to actually take the remedy properly as in how many times per day and how long as in days, weeks etc.  Otherwise, you will not get optimal results and if not taken correctly you may get “minimal” results.

If you have a fall or any injury it is wise and best to take Arnica pellets sublingually right after the accident or fall if you can.  Keep some in your glovebox in your car and in your first aid kit in your backpack.  That way the Arnica pellets are handy in the event of an accident.

The usual potency is 200K or 30K, but often you have to pick these up from your local Homeopathic practitioner as the vials sold in Health Food Stores are usually the “ch”-type potencies, which are more for the “emotional” trauma of accidents.

What I do:  I use the 200k with a higher potency like 10M to achieve excellent results with people.  The dosage is 5 granules 3 times per day up to every hour in case of very serious accident like a car accident or pedestrian accident.

It is safe for the elderly & children since it is a “dynamized” remedy with now chemical properties left in it from the Homeopathic Dilution process.

Say “goodbye” to concussions, bruises, sore muscles & can even be used for jet lag, scarring etc.  Please contact your local Homeopathic Practitioner for further details.

 

 

Disclaimer:  This information is for educational purposed only and is the full responsibility of the person who decides to “act” on this information.  This does not take the place of Emergency care from a hospital or a doctor or any other formal medical care.  It is advisable to have  “health team” where you have a Homeopath, Medical Doctor, Herbalist, Naturopath, etc. so that you can get comprehensive care.

 

 





How Herbs Help Humans Volume 1, Section 1. Introduction & Basic Therapeutic Guidelines for Great Health.

16 01 2017

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How Herbs Help Humans Vol. 1, Section 1. 

I want to write some articles on how herbs help humans because our mindset in Western Culture is not onherbs.jpg.653x0_q80_crop-smart prevention but on treating symptoms.  Whether you like it or not we are all influenced by the Western medicine mindset on treating symptoms and using drugs & surgery as our main methods of controlling ill health.  Unfortunately, while these methods can be helpful, they do come up short in many illnesses as can be testified by many who have experienced some relief of symptoms only to have drug side-effects and now a different set of symptoms.  I am sure you have known at least one person who has experienced this situation.

What I want to attempt to do is to provide some simple solutions by looking at some herbs that have influence on digestive disturbances, mental health disturbances & structural disturbances/herbal first aid…

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How Herbs Help Humans Volume 1, Section 1. Introduction & Basic Therapeutic Guidelines for Great Health. (revised Jan. 10/2017)

16 01 2017

How Herbs Help Humans Vol. 1, Section 1.  I want to write some articles on how herbs help humans because our mindset in Western Culture is not on prevention but on treating symptoms.  Whether you l…

Source: How Herbs Help Humans Volume 1, Section 1. Introduction & Basic Therapeutic Guidelines for Great Health.





Winter Wisdom. Body Preparation for Low-Light Conditions.

11 11 2016

Check out the pertinent pointers on how to beat a blue winter!

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Preparing for winter has a number of steps, though not everyone will have to do all steps. imgres

It just depends on how well your glands are functioning for you.

Basically there are 5 reasons why people have trouble with their glands and therefore have trouble with winter.  (Glands that I am referring to are mainly the pineal gland, thyroid and adrenals.)

1.   You are toxic.  Toxic glands do not function properly.

2.   Your glands are deficient in some nutrients.  Glands that are low in the nutrients that are required for its function, do not work very well.

3.   Stress.  Stressed out people do not produce hormones well.

4.   Inherited/Genetic weakness in one or more glands.

5.   Poor digestion/eating the wrong foods for your constitution.

Getting ready for winter, then, really depends on what state of health you are in.  If you try the basic steps to help yourself…

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