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11/28/13 4:07 P

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TOM---yay,that stopped visiting me 9 years ago emoticon

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11/28/13 2:12 A

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Is that Gypsy Cold Care tea by Traditional Medicinals? Love that stuff! The Raspberry Leaf tea is great for when TOM visits.

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11/25/13 2:38 P

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Ah, the way I got into using herbals was way back in the 70's. I was in a hippy mode and unfortunately that passed and I became conventional. Now, I am back into it so to speak. One of the things I did first was go to learningherbs.com. They have an herbal medicine making kit that teaches you how to make infusions, herbal/natural syrups, herbal tinctures, and salves. It was very informative and the foundation, I believe, to stepping out. Then I was able to take an online course through herbmentor.com (part of learningherbs) that was very good. It is no longer available but Rosemary Gladstar has several herbal books available. Just go to amazon.com and search for her name. She is the herbalist who formulated Gypsy Cold Care tea that is still marketed today. I agree with you about conventional medications. I believe they are full of chemicals that are not really made for our bodies. I see the ads on TV and cannot believe they are pushing drugs that can make you susceptible to tuberculosis, cancer, etc. Nasal sprays for allergies that cause nose bleeds? I think not.

You should also set up an appointment to see a naturopathic doctor. He/she can probably help you out with more body agreeable medications that are natural.

While I do not believe all that I read on the internet, my research raises questions. When my doctor wanted me to take prednisone for inflammation, I asked what the side effects were and he could not tell me. I asked if there were any natural alternatives and he could not answer me. So, before I filled the Rx for prednisone, I researched it and I did not like the side effects at all. I then researched herbs that do the same thing with fewer if any side effects. I chose to go with the herbals. I did not do this at random, however. I did some research before making the decision myself. Perhaps I would have been better off with the prednisone - less pain and inflammation but feel that the herbal method was a better fit for me in the long run. I just did a google search for anti-inflammatory herbs. Checked out a few sites and made my decision.

Good luck with your search for healing.

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11/25/13 3:42 A

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I'd like to learn more about herbs. Most conventional medications don't agree with me at all.

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11/17/13 7:58 P

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I also make all of those items. I have studied under Rosemary Gladstar as an online course; now studying under Rosalee De La'Foret - also an online course. These are the only way I can study while working full time. I don't want to be a full-time herbalist but want to learn enough to take care of myself for anything that I can as well as my family and friends.

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11/17/13 12:17 P

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I do as much as I can since I have a couple of autoimmune issues. My own soap is what controls my eczema. I also make lotions, body butters, bath melts, bath bombs, bath salts, balms, salves, etc. I eliminated toenail fungus with tea tree oil before and I go to a homeopathic doc. :)

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11/16/13 8:14 P

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I am not a soap maker but I do make my own body products and study herbalism. I have "cured" my eczema using a natural healing lotion bar that I make. I also make a natural hand sanitizer (no alcohol).

Anyone else using herbs and other natural products? Let's share.

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