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Looking for all natural vitamins, essential oils, probiotics, or the latest in CBD we have all of that and more available everyday!

Stop by during any of the times below to talk to our expert.

If you have questions or would like to request an items please email Juanita.

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Mondays: 3PM - 9PM

Wednesdays: 3PM - 9PM

Fridays: 3PM - 9PM

“Inch-by-inch is a cinch!”

 

With so many restrictions in our world, today, any one of us can feel somewhat helpless. In order to overcome feelings of helplessness, you must be able to feel you are in control of your feelings and behavior; and there might be occasions when we feel that we are not, so we may need to really look at our situation, and apply what we can control, otherwise, down the road, we may be addressing chronic stress and/or anxiety in our lives if we are not already. If frustration is starting to dominate your emotions and intrude on your capacity to solve problems, it is easy to believe things are out of your hands. However, not dwelling on troublesome thoughts can be helpful. Try to solve your problem, or problems, in a step-by-step manner. I like the saying: “Mile by mile is a trial. Yard by yard is hard; but ‘inch-by-inch’ is a cinch” Just by initiating positive actions, like some of the ones listed below, can give you an ”inch-by-inch” approach, so you can begin to feel better, even going an inch at a time.

These are great suggestions to focus on:

 - Give your body sufficient rest each day.

 - Maintain a reasonable diet, and avoid overeating.

 - Engage in proper and regular exercise, such as brisk walking.

 - If something worries you, talk to a friend about it.

 - Spend more time enjoying your family.

 - Delegate or share responsibilities, when possible.

 - Know your own physical and emotional limitations.

 - Set realistic goals; do not be a perfectionist.

 - Be organized; have a balanced, reasonable schedule.

 - Cultivate qualities such as mildness and patience.

 - Consistently set aside some time for yourself.

 

In addition, we can turn to plant-based stress support to naturally help the body and mind in becoming more balanced. There are many choices in our Wellness Department, including herbal teas, tinctures, and supplements to support a healthy and balanced response to stress and anxiety.

 

Below is a list of some popular favorites that have consistent return customers.

 

Ashwaganda: “Traditionally used to treat anxiety, aging, and low energy, the adaptogenic herb has long been used in Ayurvedic medicine. Adaptogens are a class of healing plants that help balance, protect, and restore the body. Holy basil and licorice root are also classed as adaptogens. Ashwagandha helps balance the hormones that contribute to anxiety as well as helping to induce relaxation and aid sleep. A number of studies support the effectiveness of the herb as a natural anxiety remedy. In 2012, a study found that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorder showed significantly lower anxiety and 28% lower levels of serum cortisol when taking Ashwagandha as opposed to a placebo.” (Psychology Today, Ap 14, 2020)

 

Lemon Balm: As an extract, it can be taken alone or added to herbal tea. This natural anxiety remedy has been used since at least the Middle Ages to relieve symptoms and encourage relaxation. Lemon balm may also be helpful in treating digestive issues and headaches. Known for its calming and soothing properties, several studies have found that lemon balm not only helps to relieve anxiety but can also improve mood and reduce stress.

 

Rhodiola: The bright yellow-green plant is also known as golden root or roseroot. Rhodiola is an adaptogen herb and is the second-most-consumed in traditional medicine. As an adaptogen herb, it has been shown to have beneficial qualities in the relief of anxiety symptoms. Rhodiola encourages calmness and relaxation as well as being a natural stress reducer.

 

Lavender: Widely used in aromatherapy, the plant’s essential oil is said to promote relaxation, something any anxiety-sufferer strives for. In our Wellness Department, lavender is available in tea, tincture and as an essential oil. Several studies have tested its effect on anxiety symptoms. In a 2005 study published in Physiology & Behaviour, 200 people found that breathing in lavender while awaiting dental treatment both improved mood and lessened anxiety. Lavender has also been known to help encourage sleep, which can be massively affected by anxiety. Placing a pot of lavender in your bedroom, or perhaps using a lavender pillow spray, may help you nod off and improve your sleep quality.

 

Kava: A well-known anxiety remedy, kava kava promotes relaxation. Today, it’s most frequently consumed in pill form. Some key benefits of kava root are muscle relaxation and improved cognitive ability. Its use as an anxiety treatment has been reviewed in multiple studies and found to be an effective and safe treatment. The natural supplement could interact negatively with alcohol; but if you’re looking to improve your anxiety, it’s probably best to avoid alcohol altogether. We feature the herbs listed above in tinctures, capsules, and teas. We also have tincture sprays, which are a compound, which is easy to carry in your purse or pocket and is convenient to use.

 

Herb Pharm Anxious Moments Spray: Promotes peace, relaxation, and supports stress. Formulated in a spray for on-the-go. Includes: Cacao, Kava, Lemon Balm, Lavender, Licorice, Ginger

 

Herb Pharm Stress Manager: Supports a healthy response to physical and mental stress over time. Promotes optimal energy, strength, and endurance as your body handles longer-term stress. Supports adrenal function.

 

Make sure to check these items out in our Wellness Department.

Juanita's April Wellness Blog