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Springtime Cleansing!

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Springtime is here!


We've started spring cleaning the house, but what about some easy spring cleansing ideas for the busy people among us!

So we've made up a list of things you could try:

1.  Every morning have a glass of water with a slice of lemon.  Lemons contains within them constituents that cleanse Phase 1 & Phase 2 of our liver....why not have a slice of lemon in every glass of water!

2.  For 1 week replace all of your grains (i.e. rice, pasta, breads, crackers, cakes, noodles etc) with more vegetables.  Not only the gluten, but the sugars within the grains can be an energy drainer, by replacing with vegetables you keep the essential fibre along with all the vitamins & minerals.

3. Eat only low sugar fruits i.e. raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants, redcurrants, strawberries, blackberries, loganberries, boysenberries to name a few.  Rich in nutrients including vitamin c for immunity, as well as give you a sweet treat, you can have with breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert & they're just plain yummy!

4. Replace coffee, fizzy drinks & alcohol with herbal teas, choose from the following blends:

(Blood) CLEANSE Tea:  Organic Burdock, Organic Turkey Rhubarb, Organic Sheep Sorrel & Organic Slippery Elm
(Digestion) LIVER/DETOX Tea: Calendula, Organic Dandelion Root, Organic Schizandra & Organic Withania
SLIMMING Tea: Gymnema, Organic Cleavers, Organic Schizandra & Organic Dandelion Root
SKIN Tea: Calendula, Organic Red Clover, Organic Nettle & Pau d'Arco

Can't quite give up your coffee?  Then perhaps add some "ROASTED DANDELION ROOT" to your Coffee brew.  Dandelion is a fantastic cleanser of the liver & digestive system & when roasted it has a similar taste to coffee.



5. CLAY FACIALS....a fantastic way to cleanse your skin, be it face, body or hair...mix one of the following clays in with be it just water, yogurt, oil i.e. coconut or calendula, mushed up cucumber or avocado the choices are endless.  Leave on till dries, then wash off with tepid water.

PINK Clay: Mature Skin
RED Clay: Normal - Mature Skin
BLUE Clay: Normal Skin
GREEN Clay: Acne Skin
YELLOW, KAOLIN or BENTONITE: Sensitive Skin


6. Dry Brushing....Before showering take a towel and brush over your skin roughly.  Start from your toes and work your way up to your waist, then come up your arms, over your back & go left to right over your abdomen...then hop in the shower....at the end of the shower if you are brave enough turn the heat down a notch, stand under it for at least 30 seconds and then turn it down another notch and repeat until you stand the cold no longer.  The heat from the beginning of the shower will open up your pores and will help draw out any toxins, then after washing you need to close up those pores again hence the cold water!

7.  Get plenty of sleep.  While we are sleeping our immunity builds up it's strength.  If you can go to bed a couple of hours earlier or before the double digits i.e. 10pm you can improve your health in a big way.  To help you even more, drink a glass of your Liver/Detox tea 60 minutes before bedtime.  If you tend to toss & turn at night time you may prefer our RELAX tea.



8. Not only does our digestive system need cleansing but our lymphatic system does too.  Our circulation has our heart as a pump, our digestive system moves via peristalsis, but our lymphatic system needs exercise to get it moving. The lymphatic system will store any build up of toxins and to help remove them you have to get your legs and arms moving...so a good way to do this is 15 minutes a day jogging on a rebounder or 30minutes 3 x per week brisk walks around the neighbourhood.

9. Another thing to help the lymphatic system is massage.  After your shower is a good time to give yourself a leg, arm & body massage..."I don't have someone to give me one".. I hear you cry...you don't need 1...it's just like putting on your moisturiser, but you just need to pay more attention to your muscles & move in the same direction as advised for the "Dry Brushing".  Choose from the following to make the most of your massage:

Awakening MASSAGE BLEND
Refreshing Massage Blend
Naturalus BODY BUTTERS: Cocoa, Vanilla, Rose or Lavender



10. Foods known to have an extra cleansing effect to include in your day:

Artichokes, Asparagus, Apple Cider Vinegar, Avocados, Beetroots, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cayenne, Coconut Oil, Cucumbers, Garlic, Ginger, Grapefruit, Kale, Lemongrass, Seaweed, Turmeric & Watercress.


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Blue September 2013

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This Blue September let your Dad, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Nephew, Friend know about "Naturalus Prostate Tea"....it contains: Organic Saw Palmetto, Organic Nettle Root, Calendula & Organic Cleavers designed to help with overall health of the prostate gland....Click HERE to get some now or read on for more info on each herb......



....SAW PALMETTO
Serenoa repens (seeds)
Saw Palmetto is a small shrubby, creeping palm native to southern regions of North America. The leaves have sharp spiny edges which can cut the clothing or legs of those unfortunate to come in contact with it, hence the common name of Saw Palmetto. The fruit is the part used in medicine. Its actions (anti-inflammatory, endocrine agent, spasmolytic, possibly antiandrogenic) show it to be of benefit for the following:

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, acute and chronic prostatitis; improving gonadal function and hormone output in men and women, impotence, male sterility, female infertility, irritable bladder symptoms and trigonitis, general debility and cachexia. Traditionally used for upper and lower respiratory problems, atrophy of the breast, ovaries and testes as well as B.P.H. It was described as the "old man's friend". It was also used for inflamed gonads in the male or female and as an aphrodisiac. It has also been shown to reduce the conversion to testosterone to DHT via 5-alpha-reductase inhibition (which is very beneficial for acne sufferers); reduce serum SHBG levels (very beneficial for women with P.C.O.S.).

In 2004 an updated meta-analysis of 14 randomsed clinical trials and 3 open-label trials involving 4280 patients found a significant improvement in peak flow rate and a reduction in nocturia above placebo, together with a 5-point reduction in the Internaltional Prostate Symptom Score (IPSS). A comparison with the alpha-blocker tamsulosin in the treatment of severe lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) associated with BPH found that saw palmetto was slightly superior to the drug. The study involved 124 patients with severe LUTS who were followed for 12 months and were randomly assigned to receive either 320mg/day of Saw Palmetto. After 12 months the total IPSS score decreased by 7.8 with saw palmetto treatment and 5.8 with tamsulosin. The irritative symptoms improved significantly more with saw palmetto (-2.9 versus -1.9 with tamsulosin).

NETTLE ROOT
Urtica dioica (herb foliage & root)
Nettle originates from Britain, Northern Europe and Asia, now found wild in New Zealand. It's fibres have been used for centuries to make shrouds, sailcloth, sacking, cordage and fishing nets. During WWI it was used as a cotton substitute in German Uniforms. As well as fibre it is used as a dye, due to it's rich source of chlorophyll it has a beautiful green which is used with fabric, foods and soap making. Roman soldiers were believed to beat themselves with Nettle to encourage surface blood circulation so they would stay warm in the freezing temperatures in Britain.

Following are some of the many health conditions Urtica dioica has been reported to have benefit:

All skin conditions, allergies, anaemia, asthma, bacterial infections, coughing up of blood, diabetes, eczema, fatigue, fungal infections, gout, haemorrhoids, hayfever, kidney stones, lung infections, melaena, menorrhagia, milk production, nosebleeds, osteoarthritis, poor circulation, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, shingles, sinusitis, sore muscles, stomach complaints, ulcers, urinary infections, worms & wounds.

In Germany Nettle Root has been traditionally used for the treatment of inflammations of the urinary tract, for the prevention of urinary lithiasis and for the treatment of BPH. Nettle Root has shown in studies to increase urine flow, B.P.H., ejaculation and impotence especially when combined with Saw Palmetto. The root has also been used to treat chronic skin eruptions and bowel disorders. A double-blind placebo-controlled trial investigated the efficacy of nettle root in the long-term treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. International prostatic symptom score (IPSS) was significantly decreased after nettle root treatment unlike those treated with placebo. (IPSS quantitatively assesses the severity of lower urinary tract symptoms: decreased force of stream, intermittency, incomplete emptying, straining; and the impact of storage symptoms: frequency, urgency, nocturia.) There were fewer urinary infections and adverse effects in the nettle root group.

CLEAVERS
Galium aparine (herb foliage)
The lymphatic system is one of the places in our body where fat (toxins within the fat) is stored. Cleavers (G.aparine) helps with removal of this out of the lymphatic system and removal via the digestive and urinary system where it supports the kidneys. We can assist cleavers further by exercising as physical movement is our lymphatic systems way of cleaning itself out.

CALENDULA
Calendula officinalis (flower)
Also helps with cleansing the lymphatic system, as well as the liver & urinary system, supporting the prostate for BPH as well as anti-cancer effects see link to study: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=calendula+prostate

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Acne Frustrations?

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Below we've put together a few suggestions of what you can use to help heal your Acne naturally:

Naturalus "BYE ACNE" Soap



Our 100% Natural Acne Bar can be used on the face & back to lessen inflammation/redness, clear sebum, fight bacteria & soften your skin.....

....The bamboo charcoal will gently exfoliate your skin while helping remove any build up of toxins & impurities, replenishing with minerals, helping to reduce blemishes and leaving you with a healthy appearance. Calendula & Rose Hip Oil will help with healing the skin while lessening any scarring. So you can start saying goodbye to acne with our 100% Natural, Handmade Goats Milk Soap.  Click HERE to get your bar now:



Team it up with our "COMPLEXION/SKIN TEA" containing:  Organic Red Clover, Calendula, Organic Nettle & Pau d'Arco



fantastic blend that works on healing the skin be it acne, psoriasis, eczema or a rash of unknown cause.....Click the Tea above to purchase...  



Other TOPICAL products you can consider using are.....

....Organic MANUKA or TEA TREE Essential Oil

....work well as a dab on application to any spots....

....COLLOIDAL SILVER...

....wipe over affected area morning and night....

....Make a GREEN CLAY Mask at least once per week...

Green Clay is specific to help heal and clear oily skin, mix with just water to form a paste and apply till dry and wash off with tepid water.  Alternately use a mushed up cucumber or yogurt instead of water....

To purchase any of the products click on the pictures of them...to ask any questions email me at tanya@naturalus.co.nz

Internally I would recommend the following as much as you are able:

Organic Vegetables & Fruit.
Organic Meats or Fish.
Avoidance of Cigarettes, Alcohol, Synthetic Drugs.
Reduction in Processed Sugar.
Avoidance of Artificial Sugars, Synthetic Food Additives, Colourings, Preservatives.
Try to make your foods/meals from scratch knowing every ingredient that has gone into it.
Ensure enough Vitamin D i.e. via 30 - 40 minutes under the sun or a good strength vitamin D supplement if inside during the day.
Ensure enough Omega 3/6 oils in your diet i.e. Flaxseed Fibre, Cod Liver Oil, Flaxseed Oil, Organic Coconut Virgin Oil
Cellfood for ensuring a balance of minerals/electrolyes it also supplies all your amino acids, dissolved oxygen & digestive enzymes
Regular Exercise at least 30minutes 3 x per week.
Probiotics daily either via supplement or a good Organic Source in your diet i.e. Cyclops or Hansells Organic Make yourself yogurt
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Naturalus has been making and selling natural products here in Christchurch
new Zealand since 2008. Being a Clinical Medical Herbalist, Tanya has an understanding of how natural ingredients work on the body and how to combine them to give the most benefit. Also over the years more pure essential oils have been sourced and added. To compliment that there is a great range of Ultrasonic Oil Diffusers, being one the first in NZ to have them. There are plenty of other products to check out and if you want to read some feedback its’s here: Feedback.
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