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Amazing ONLINE OPPORTUNITY coming up November 5-8

The FIRST CANADIAN HERB CONFERENCE (online), Plant Medicine as People’s Medicine, focuses on how plants can help heal ourselves and the community.
 
SAVE $20 off your registration, enter SAVINGS CODE, gudrun20.
 
OPEN to EVERYONE – from the beginner herbalist to the expert, student & practitioner of all walks of life.
Take advantage of this great opportunity to enrich your life, gain new tools and knowledge, get inspired, and connect with like minded people. Includes: marketplace & tearooms for networking. Choose from three different registration packages.
 
Visit http://www.herbconference.com/ for more details and to register
— SAVINGS code: gudrun20

 
My workshop topics:
 
1. Virtual Herb Walk – The Difference between an Herb and a Weed is a Judgement
2. Earth Wisdom – Communicating with Plant Spirit (scheduled for two mornings, each day will include a different morning meditation connecting to plant spirit)
 
Please share the information freely, including the savings code. Hope to “see you there”!
 
Green Blessings,
Gudrun
 
http://www.herbconference.com/

“NATURE’S MEDICINES”

The perks of summer: bountiful harvest of nature’s medicines! I already made my first batch of the ointment, my clients call the “miracle magic cream”.

Remember that spending time in nature has many health benefits, many of which are being proven scientifically now. More on this one another day.

REMEMBER the post on PLANTAIN and its use as a spit poultice for insect bites. Sometimes Plantain is not around but you can use another plant that is abundant at this time of the year – the leaves of FIREWEED can also be chewed and applied to insect bites including wasp and hornet stings.

Green blessings,

Gudrun

TROUBLE WITH SEASONAL ALLERGIES

Most of us welcome the arrival of spring, yet for others it means the return of a challenging time because of seasonal allergies.

Suffering may be reduced greatly with natural remedies, many of them available at my office. Call me at 780.532.2464 for information.

A wholesome diet (eliminates food allergens), regular exercise, stress reduction, reflexology and a positive outlook on life are key to our well-being all helping to reduce allergic/sensitivity reactions.

SEASONAL ALLERGIES present as short term, seasonal episodes with the majority of symptoms concentrated in the respiratory system, but can extend to the skin and digestive tract. Reactions may be triggered by air-borne pollens, dander, dust and mold.

COMMON SYMPTOMS include:

  • Sneezing
  • Post nasal drip
  • Sinus and nasal congestion
  • Itchy watery eyes
  • Excessive clear mucous production
  • Laboured breathing
  • Skin irritations or hives

CHART – by Bio Lonreco

Seasonal allergies are lurking just around the corner

NOW is the time to implement a treatment protocol to minimize reactions. Call me to set up a custom tailored approach depending on presenting symptoms.

ALLERGY SCENARIOS

– Chronic seasonal allergies with sinus pain
– Person with seasonal allergies causing acute asthma
– Allergic rhinitis with sinus pain causing eye discharge
– Nasal congestion, headache, sore throat with history of allergic rhinitis
– Allergy conjunctivitis (pink eye)

In addition, a wholesome diet (eliminate food allergens), regular exercise, stress reduction and a positive outlook on life are key to our well-being all helping to reduce allergic/sensitivity reactions.

Allergies, including those stemming from food, fungus, animals, dust, ragweed and pollens, are often a major source of misery. With the rapidly increasing incidence of environmental allergies, asthma, and sinusitis the demand for allergy solutions is at an all time high. Any person affected by allergies understands the importance of finding ways to minimize the effects of allergens in order to regain optimal daily function.

Allergic reactions vary from mild discomfort to severe pain, and, in some cases, potentially deadly anaphylactic reactions. In the case of seasonal allergies, the majority of symptoms are concentrated in the respiratory system, but can extend to the skin and digestive tract. There is a genetic component; children with allergy suffering parents are more likely to be afflicted. Another source is the severe, repeated exposure at a young age. Though genetic vulnerability and exposure to allergens are highly difficult to combat, patients can be helped through the supporting of the immune system, which decreases the severity of the reactions in question. This may include the use of immune tonics, antihistamines, and the very important concept of drainage, to reduce the toxic load on the body and support the rapid elimination of inflammatory toxins.

REFLEXOLOGY

REFLEXOLOGY – simple, gentle, yet extremely effective and can be performed just about anywhere.

“If you’re feeling out of kilter,
don’t know why or what about,
let your feet reveal the answer,
find the sore spot,
work it out.”

– Eunice Ingham

Reflexology is a gentle, non-invasive form of healing applied primarily to the feet; less often to the hands and ears. It is extremely relaxing and therefore a great tool for stress relief (physical and emotional stress). Reflexology deals with the underlying principle that we have reflexes in the feet (hands and ears) that correspond to every cell of the body. Working these reflexes stimulates the body by clearing blockages for example in the lymphatic, circulatory and nervous system. As a result reflexology is an effective tool for assisting a person regaining or maintaining balance.

For more information about the history, benefits etc. visit my website https://rainbowhealing.ca/reflexology/

MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

“A Mother is like a flower – each one is beautiful and unique.”

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day gift?

On Sale May 1-14: “Healing Spirituality”, “Healing with Bach Flower Mandalas” & “Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone”.

Buy any one, get 10% off, buy two of a different kind get 20% off or buy all three and save 30%. Shipping not included.

Contact me via email at gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca or phone 780.532.2464 to order your signed copies now.

Regular Prices: Healing Spirituality – $29.95; Healing with Bach Flower Mandalas – $21.95; Herbal Pharmacy DVD – $39.95.

Green blessings,
Gudrun

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT?

… it takes 4,000 kg (8,818 lbs) of rose petals (2.5 acres of rose bushes) to obtain 1 kg (2.2 lbs) of essential oil of rose,
.

... 150 kg (330 lbs) of flowering tops of lavender to yield the same amount of essential oil?

Please keep this in mind when using essential oils and I suggest that you use them sparingly.

Have a wonderful and happy, healthy week.

Green Blessings,
Gudrun

STAY TUNED – IN CELEBRATION OF THE EARTH

Upcoming Herbwalk Wednesday, June 22, 2016 (tentative date)

The abundance and beauty of the Earth at this time of the year in the Peace Country is amazing. Let’s experience the magic of Mother Earth during this day of celebration. Learn about local weeds, herbs and plants – how to use them as foods and medicines.

CONTENTS:

  • Ceremony to honor the Earth
  • Gathering and identifying of plants, specifically medicinally used herbs
  • Herb Walk through the bush
  • Exercises to connect to plant spirit
  • Time permitting, the movie: “The Sanctity of Sanctuary: Paul Strauss and the Equinox Farm” or “Juliette of the Herbs”
    (Both movies are biographies of great herbalists.)

For more information or to register please contact me via email gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca or phone 780.532.2464. Registration is very limited!

MOTHER TERESA

Only now do I understand how blessed I was to have spent time with Mother Teresa in Calcutta during my travels through India in 1974/75. As her legacy continues, so do her words and wisdom, even today, help make the world a better place to be.

“LOVE has a hem to her garment that reaches the very dust. It sweeps
the stains from the streets and lanes, and because it can, it must.”
– Mother Teresa

Learn THE MAGIC OF “HANDS ON FEET”

UPCOMING REFLEXOLOGY CLASS

February 26-28 and March 4-6

“If you’re feeling out of kilter,
Don’t know why or what about,
Let your feet reveal the answer,
Find the sore spot, work it out.”
– Eunice Ingham

For course details call me at 780.532.2464, contact me via Facebook or
email gudrun@rainbowhealing.ca.

Green Blessings,
Gudrun