Top Ten Supplements for Age Prevention

June 19, 2014

Everyone hates aging, but it’s something we all will go through, at one point or another.
Instead of focusing on manmade methods to reduce signs of aging, why not use nature’s remedies to stay youthful?

At Herbs R 4 U, Inc. we have several herbal supplements that will help slow the process of aging.

1. 5-HTP Power

•Improves sleep quality and duration
•Supports the nervous system and enhances mood
•May help decrease feelings of hunger

2. Adrenal Support

• Helps maintain normal adrenal function
• Supports the body’s ability to regulate stress
• Supports a healthy biological terrain
• Adrenal substance from New Zealand

3. Freeze Dried Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera benefits are many. Aloe Vera is a nutritional storehouse, containing vitamins B1, B2, B6, C, niacinamide, choline and 18 amino acids, in addition to many other nutritional substances. It nutritionally benefits the intestinal system.
4. Black Cohosh
Black Cohosh [Glandular] has been valued by many societies for its nutritional support of the female reproductive system.
Many women have found that black cohosh provides nutritional support during menopause. Black Cohosh contains phytoestrogens. 
5. Blood Pressurex
•Provides potent antioxidant properties
•Supports and maintains blood vessels
•Encourages optimal blood flow
•Promotes blood flow in the peripheral arteries
•Helps maintain normal blood viscosity

6.CLA

•  Sustains lean muscle mass
•  Enhances the burning of fat
•  Helps maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range

7. Focus Attention

•Provides important nutrients for normal brain-stimulation levels
•Helps modulate brain activity and energy levels
•Supports blood circulation and neurotransmitters in the brain

8. E-Tea

• Supports immunity
• Helps detoxify the body systems

9. Ginger

Ginger nutritionally supports the digestive process and has the ability to help settle occasional stomach upset and prevent motion sickness. 

10. Immune Stimulator

•Strengthens the immune system
•Stimulates body’s natural defenses to kill unfriendly microorganisms, viruses, bacteria, allergens, molds and parasites
•Increases immunoglobulin proteins in the intestinal tract to combat foreign invaders
•Acts as an antioxidant
•Promotes the repair of DNA

If you have any other questions or concerns regarding our herbal supplements and natural remedies for age prevention, please give us a call at (716) 484-0477.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goal setting

January 24, 2013

It is a New Year!  Time to review the past and prepare for the future.  One of my favorite quotes is:  “If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time!”  Goal setting is good for all of us.  Make your goals both small and large.  Small goals are goals that can be accomplished in the foreseeable future.  Larger goals would encompass the entire year and would be more difficult to achieve.  Once you have decided on a goal, then list realistic steps to accomplish that goal!  For instance, if I decide I want to read the entire Bible in a year, what steps would help me accomplish that?  Reading an entire book at one time?  Reading a certain amount of chapters per day?  Again, be realistic.  I also list goals for emotional, spiritual, physical and mental health.  Physically, I want to be in better shape in 2013!  My goal is to join Curves in Falconer and go at least three times a week.   It is never too late to see goals for your future.  At least you will be aiming at something!!  Good Luck!

My Story, Part II

May 5, 2012

My original intention was to continue my blog after seeing a gyno-oncologist in Springfield, IL on January 25th.  My reason for seeing him was the Hamot Hospital diagnosis:  “ovarian cancer, stage four”.  He listened to my story and told me I couldn’t have ovarian cancer because my CA 125 (blood test for ovarian cancer) wasn’t high enough.  He sympathized with my “history” and said he didn’t understand the high blood pressure.  That afternoon I saw my oncologist.  His face told a very different story.  He told me I needed to have a biopsy immediately as the latest cat scan from Hamot Hospital was very disturbing.  On Friday, January 27th, I was admitted to Memorial Hospital in Springfield, IL for a biopsy.  For the first time, the word “tumor” was mentioned and the doctor doing the biopsy told me I had a “massive” tumor and I had, not ovarian cancer, but peritoneal cancer, stage four.  I waited a week for the biopsy results and on February 3rd was told by my oncologist that I had colo-rectal cancer (colon cancer) and had four to six months to live unless I did chemotherapy.  Chemotherapy would “buy” me four years but I would never be able to stop chemotherapy.  I would be taking it for the rest of my life, however long that would be.  That weekend was one of the longest and most difficult of my life as I struggled with what I believe and what I needed to do.  On Monday evening, my decision was made.  I would not do chemotherapy but would fight with what I have “preached” for fourteen years!  This past week marked the third month since the diagnosis and I am doing well.

  It has been an interesting and challenging journey.  My favorite quote these days is by Marcel Proust.  “We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

The first thing I did was investigate Hallelujah Acres near Lake Lure, North Carolina.  I truly believe my steps are ordained by God and that He has led me every step of this journey.  Their beliefs were the same as mine.  Cancer is a breach in one’s immune system and chemotherapy only depresses one’s immune system and does not enable the body to fight.  Hallelujah Acres philosophy was to build the immune system so that the body could heal itself.  My daughter-in-law and I checked into Hallelujah Acres two weeks later and spent a week there learning how to build one’s immune system.  We gave up coffee, meat, dairy and wine, which included eggs, cheese and butter.  My other daughter-in-law jokingly referred to our week there as “rehab”!  We also exercised, sat in the sun, laughed a lot, and attended health classes and watched videos.  We both came away from our time there stronger in our beliefs and determined to continue our healthier eating habits.

Three months have passed since my last diagnosis.  I am sleeping well, my weight has stabilized and I am feeling great!  I continue many of the habits I learned at Hallelujah Acres and am also taking between 50 and 75 supplements a day, depending on what my body muscle-tests for each day.  One of the greatest lessons I have learned from this journey is that my best days lie ahead of me, not behind me as I once thought.  I am grateful for every day and celebrate life in a whole new way.  In my next blog, I will share some of the life lessons I have learned along the way!

My Story

January 23, 2012

 November 15th, 2011 marks the beginning of a journey I never thought I would take.  It is a journey that has taken me places I never dreamed I would go and caused me to struggle with issues I had only witnessed in other people’s lives.  I pray that the outcome will be more wisdom and compassion for those who walk where I am now journeying. 

My journey began on November 15th, 2011 with a cancer diagnosis.  Peritoneal carcinomatosis is a rare form of ovarian cancer, peculiar to women who have had hysterectomies.  The CT (cat scan) I had  showed a metastasis to both lungs, liver and stomach.  I believe God healed me supernaturally on Thanksgiving morning.  Subsequent testing seemed to confirm this.  On December 17th, I had a minor stroke while driving my car.  Blood pressure readings were extremely high.  Normally, my blood pressure is not a problem.  Monday, the 19th of January, with my blood pressure off the charts, I was admitted to Hamot Hospital in Erie.  When the blood pressure returned to normal for 12 hours, I was released to the care of my son, Wayne, and returned with him to North Carolina to spend Christmas with the NC families.  I flew home on the 28th of December and the high blood pressure readings returned.  I reluctantly went on high blood pressure medication and had further testing.  On January 9th, with a blood pressure reading of 240/136 and a heart rate of 136, I was once again admitted to Hamot Hospital.  On Thursday, the 12th of January, I was released to my daughter-in-law, Erica.  The diagnosis of “acute hypertension urgency” had been dealt with by increasing the blood pressure medication.  However, the diagnosis I find the most difficult to deal with is “ovarian cancer, stage four!”

 I am now in Illinois where I will be seeing a gynecologist/oncologist Wednesday morning and the oncologist I had seen once before that afternoon after they confer together.  I covet your prayers for wisdom and for healing!   I stand on the supernatural healing last November and know that God has a plan and a purpose for my life.  I feel I have so much more to do but am open to God’s editing.  It is a peaceful reassurance that “my times are in His hands” (Psalm 31:15) and “every day has been ordained for me before any of them were yet to be!” (Psalm 139:15, Luce translation!) I have had so many conflicting and changing opinions from different doctors that it would be funny if it were not so sad!  How difficult to hear one thing one day and then something different another day!  I continue to be amazed that so many people are praying for me and are concerned.  I am grateful for the great staff at the shop as they carry on in my absence without a hitch!  I have lived the “abundant life” (John 10:10) and a life rich in relationships and friendships.  I am truly blessed.  I will “blog” again on Thursday after I see the doctors on Wednesday. 

Lessen your stress during the holiday season!

December 11, 2011

1) Keep your immune system strong with Vitamin D3 and Probiotics.  SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) or a sadness this holiday season could be from a lack of Vitamin D3.  Blood levels of Vitamin D3 drop by 40% in the Northeast from the Fall Equinox (September) until the Spring Equinox (Easter).  Therefore, supplement with Vitamin D3 – especially during the winter months.  Probiotics are the healthy bacteria in the gut and will help build your immune system as much of your immune system is in your intestines.  Try it!!

2)  Much of our stress during the holidays is self-induced!  We set impossible goals and stay up all night thinking we MUST do certain things.  Instead of eight kinds of cookies, do three kinds well.  Think about making memories instead of buying expensive gifts.  Examine some of the “traditions” that have been handed down to you – do they fit your lifestyle? 

3)  Take time to be grateful.  Teach your children the real meaning of Christmas – that we were given the greatest gift in the Christ child.  Share the Christmas story and teach your children that the true meaning of Christmas is to help others  and share the many gifts we already possess!  Practice an attitude of gratitude!  What are YOU thankful for this Christmas season?

Welcome to Ask The Herbalist

November 26, 2011

Here you can get answers to all your herbal and health questions from the renowned Faith M. Luce.


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