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The Importance of Grounding / Earthing

I have known for a long time that Grounding and Earthing is very good for you, make contact with the Earth with bare feet. I knew it was good for your Energies, to Release the Energies you no longer need or are not good for you and to Recharge your Self with the Positive Energies of the Earth.

When I’m home I mainly walk bare foot and on a nice day I will sit outside in my front yard with bare feet in the grass to Ground my Self. But that only doesn’t seem enough to properly become Grounded and Earthed.

Grounding / Earthing

When I was living in New Zealand for a few years, on the South Island, there were a lot of people who walked bare feet on the streets. Coming from the Netherlands and never seen people do that, unless they were homeless, was a strange thing for me to see, and to do. But later on the understanding came that it was for Grounding and Earthing.

Now living in the UK I do realise that nobody really does that here either, and I’m sure people would look weird at you for walking bare foot on the streets. But actually, it should be more accepted and be normalised to do it, for our own Health benefits really.

Back in the old, old days people did not do anything else than walking bare foot, but since we started to wear shoes with artificial soles we basically became more disconnected and less grounded.

I did not know, or realised there is so much more to Grounding and Earthing. I did not know that Grounding and Earthing actually helps to release Inflammation within the Physical body. Inflammation is a cause of a lot of dis-eases and what makes our bodies ill. By reducing Inflammation and releasing it completely from our bodies, we Heal from so much illnesses.

Beside reducing and releasing Inflammation, Grounding and Earthing is also beneficial for Chronic Pain, Insomnia, Increasing Energy, Normalising Biological Rhythms, Normalising Blood Flow and Blood Pressure, Relieving Muscle Tension and Headache, Improving Menstrual and Female Hormone Symptoms, Lowering Stress, Decreasing Anxiety and Protecting the body from the effects of EMF’s ( electromotive force like voltage ).

This should be reason enough for all of us to walk more on bare foot or even at least sit outside for a while, every single day, to Ground and Earth your Self. To release all you have to release and to recharge with the energies we need to keep our bodies healthy.

Grounding and Earthing is a very important part of Self Healing, and I feel it should be taken more serious than just something “hippie” people do. As there is a true Science behind it and it’s proven Science as well.

So all I can say for my Self, and hopefully motivate You to do, is taking off our shoes more, put your bare feet on the Earth and let the Healing process begin!

Namaste,

Angelique ღ

Detox with Nettle Leaf

Get ready for the Summer and Detox, Cleanse and Purify yourself with Nettle Leaf Tea to support fluid retention and weight loss.

Nettle is traditionally used as a Cleansing, Detoxifying herb. It has a diuretic action ( possible due to its flavonoids and high potassium content ), and increases Urine production and the elimination of waste products from the body. It helps many Skin conditions and Arthritic problems.

Just 2-3 cups of Nettle Leaf Tea will help with detoxing your body. Together with a couple of glasses water during the day, even with a few slices of Lemon in it, will definitely help you to get your body cleansed for the Summer.

Nettle is Astringent what also helps with slowing down bleeding, from wounds and nosebleeds, and is good for heavy Menstrual bleeding.

Nettle is Anti-allergenic, it treats Hay Fever, , Asthma,  Itchy skin conditions and insect bites.

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Marigold / Calendula – Healing Herb

Marigold is Anti-inflammatory, relieves Muscle Spams, is Astringent and prevents Haemorrhaging.

Marigold is Antiseptic, some constituents are Anti-Fungal, Antibacterial and Antiviral. The herb also astringes the Capillaries, an action that explains its effectiveness for Cuts, Wounds, Varicose Veins and various Inflammatory conditions. Also for chronic Fungal Infections such as Ringworm or Thrush take 1-3 cups infusion a day.

Digestive Disorders: Taken internally ( as a tea infusion ), Marigold helps Inflammatory problems of the Digestive System such as Gastritis, Peptic Ulcers, regional Ileitis and Colitis.

Detoxifying: Marigold is also considered to be a Detoxifying herb, and helps treat the Toxicity that underlies many Fevers and Infections, and Systematic Skin Disorders such as Eczema and Acne.

The herb is also considered Cleansing for the Liver and Gallbladder and can be used to treat problems affecting these organs.

Gynaecological uses: Marigold has a mild Oestrogenic action and is often used to help reduce pain during Menstruation and to regulate Menstrual bleeding. The infusion makes an effective douche for Vaginal Thrush.

Caution: do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding

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Herbs for a Woman’s healthy monthly cycle

Nothing in Nature, or with a Woman’s body, works in isolation. All of our body systems must be able to work together harmoniously and in a uniquely balanced way in order to reproduce our kind.

Amenorrhea

This means the absence of menstruation for at least 3 months in a row. The most common cause is of course pregnancy, but often the glands and organs of the reproductive system will be out of balance, and Amenorrhea is the result of that.

There are Herbs out there that will help women menstruate, but these herbs should be avoided in high amounts and avoided altogether in pregnancy.

Three powerful Herbs that can help with Amenorrhea are:

Blue Cohosh
Blue Cohosh

Chaste Tree Berry
Chaste Tree Berry

Menorraghia

This is unusually heavy and prolonged menstruation associated with painful periods. Causes of Menorraghia can be clotting disorders or hormonal disruptions. There are Herbs that can control bleeding and hemorrhaging, include the herbs mentioned above.

Three more Herbs that are known to help control heavy bleeding:

Lady’s Mantle
Lady’s Mantle

Shepherd’s Purse
Shepherd’s Purse

Yarrow
Yarrow

Dysmenorrhea and Premenstrual Syndrome ( PMS )

Dysmenorrhea is a term that describes abnormally painful periods. PMS is a combination of physical and psychological symptoms occurring for up to 2 weeks before menses and relief experienced after menstruation has begun. Examples of symptoms are abdominal bloating, altered appetite, cyclic weight gain, head aches, joint pain, back ache, premenstrual acne, anxiety, depression, lack of concentration, mood swings and nervous tension.

Tips for lessening the severity of symptoms:

– Check in with your doctor if there are no serious underlying reasons

– Become aware of your hormonal shifts

– Practice Sleep Hygiene ( turn down the lights at dusk, no lights of cell phones / tablets )

– Eat Liver-friendly foods like Beets and take Bitters to keep your liver healthy

– Treat your intestinal flora with fermented and cultural foods

– Maintain a healthy body weight ( neither too light nor too heavy )

– Stay active and move / exercise daily

– Minimise exposure to toxins in your daily life

Herbs that can help with PMS:

Black Haw
Black Haw

Chamomille
Chamomille

All mentioned Herbs above can be use as a Tea or as a Tincture ( from your Herbalist ). About 3 cups of tea a day will support in creating a healthy cycle.

It’s always recommended to advice your GP when using Herbal Remedies, especially when you are using pharmaceutical medicine on a regular basis.

 

Source: The Herbal Academy study resource