Saturday, September 15, 2012

Tea and underarms


~T~ is for Tea

“There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea” –Bernard-Paul Heroux

Ahhh is there nothing better than a hot cup of tea? Unfortunately too much black tea is a diuretic and is quite acidic, so herbal tea is the way forward! Tea drinking is a wonderful way to top up your hydration levels as well as getting a gentle therapeutic effect. When possible I grow the herbs in my garden, otherwise I’ll buy organic tea. If you’re pregnant or on medications, have a quick chat to your naturopath first.

My Top 10 Medicinal Teas:

Ginger: morning sickness
Fennel: tummy upsets
Licorice: dry tickly cough
Chamomile: period pain
Green tea: weight loss
Dandelion root: liver detoxification
Rosehip: osteoarthritis
Thyme: sore throat
Lemon balm: anxiety
Passionflower: for sweet dreams

Think I might go and put the kettle on now! What tea are you loving right now?

Emma the Naturopath xx


*U* is for Under arm deodorants

Some antiperspirant deodorants contain aluminium ions that enter the skin cells, causing them to swell and blocks sweat from being secreted. This stops the natural elimination of toxins, which is what our bodies are actually designed to do.

Having aluminium in cells located close to the breast tissue and lymph nodes is not a comfortable thought for me, as the long-term effects of this has yet to be confirmed safe.

Let’s face it, many natural deodorants don’t work that well and try to mask odour with a herb garden full of essential oils. Some research shows that if you are swapping to a natural deodorant from an antiperspirant, you may initially need to reapply throughout during the day as years of blocked perspiration will need to clear. But then you’re right as rain for one daily application.

The deodorants our customers love the most?

Mayvers Neroli
The Body Crystal roll-on
MiEssence Organic Tahitian Breeze

What’s yours?

Be mindful of what you’re putting on your body. You’d be surprised about how much you actually absorb into your blood stream!

Emma the Naturopath xx