Laurie Lombardi’s Tips for Health and Wellness

Maintaining health and wellness is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Here are a few tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Skincare

There is something about the smell of citrus fruit that is so refreshing. Tangerines like Grapefruit Essential Oil is antimicrobial, antibacterial, and an antioxidant. All of these great benefits naturally! BoTAM is an emulsion if anti-oxidants- rich Cold- Pressed USDA Grade Plant Oils and Essential Oils. It’s a wonderful light Daytime Cream and for those with oily skin, this is fine to use at night.

We use this refreshing Tangerine Essential Oil in our BoTAM Day Time Moisturizer. The Organic Tangerine is extracted from the peels through mechanical expression. Tangerine is a natural astringent, it has antiseptic properties, it helps kill off germs in the skin and as a result, brightens the complexion. It smells wonderful and clean too!

Oatmeal & Lecithin Scrub. Gentle Exfoliation is very important to keep the skin youthful and dewy. Sloughing dead skin cells off daily is key when it comes to skin cell turn over and cleaning the pores. Be sure not to use anything too harsh which can irritate skin and upset the PH balance.

BoTAM
We use this refreshing Tangerine Essential Oil in our BoTAM Day Time Moisturizer

 

Digestive Health

 

Dr. Eric usually prescribes the supplement Magnesium to his patients. Magnesium is an essential mineral, it’s estimated that one-third of the population has a deficiency. There are many foods that contain Mg, but due to depleted soil nutrition and poor absorption, magnesium levels could still be low.

There are many types of mg, but Eric usually suggest either Mg Citrate or Mg Malate and he definitely has strong opinions on which Companies are superior in their absorption and how they’re made.

He recommends mg before bed, usually 2 capsules, but this will depend on the patient’s needs.

Mg Malate is a highly bioavailable mg chelate, which supports the metabolism and utilization of carbohydrates, amino acids, and fats for energy. You also get the benefits of Malic Acid which can help with muscle fatigue, leg cramps, it plays a vital role in supporting overall muscle performance.

It’s very important to be sure you’re choosing a good form of mg. Other cheaper forms are poorly absorbed.

The other form of Mg is magnesium citrate. Mg citrate increases the water absorption in your intestines which may help induce defecation. Constipation is a common digestive problem that can affect anyone. The dosage will depend on the patient’s needs. Eric is trustworthy and has the knowledge to treat you properly.

Mg also has many other benefits, heart health, blood pressure management, bone density (since it works with calcium, K2, and D), muscle control, and blood sugar regulation.

Magnesium
Magnesium is an essential mineral, it’s estimated that one-third of the population has a deficiency.

 

Healthy Diet

There’s no one right diet for everyone, so it’s important to follow a healthful eating plan that helps us stay on track each day. A lot of our clients drink this daily to keep their protein intake in check and to curb their appetite.

DREAM PROTEIN: Creamy French Vanilla Flavor. This drink is yummy and helps with food cravings, especially mid-day.

8 OZ of clean water, one Full Scoop of Vanilla Dream Protein
Add some ice
Add one Teaspoon Manuka Honey
Blend it up and it’s really delish

We carry both the Manuka Honey and the Dream Protein at The Natural Pharmacy. Two great products.

Dream Protein
This drink is yummy and helps with food cravings, especially mid-day.

 

Activated Charcoal Uses & Benefits!

Not the Charcoal used in your Barbecue Grill!!
Barbecue Charcoal is loaded with toxins and, chemicals, and should never be consumed.

Activated Charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body, allowing them to be flushed out so the body doesn’t reabsorb them. It’s made from a variety of sources, but when used for natural healing, it’s important to select activated Charcoal made from coconut shells or other natural sources. It’s used in emergency trauma centers across the world. In addition, it’s used to reduce bloating & gas, lower cholesterol, & treat bile flow problems.
 
NOTE: take activated Charcoal 90 minutes to 2 hours before meals, prescription drugs, and supplements. It can interfere with the absorption of nutrients, supplements and RX drugs.

Here are some other great uses of Activated Charcoal:

Skin & Body, working with Charcoal can be messy, so be aware if you’re using loose Charcoal on your face & body. It will stain your washcloths!

If you suffer from acne, activated Charcoal will help clean your pores out, fighting acne-causing germs, sucking out impurities and reducing inflammation. Whiten Teeth, yes activated Charcoal really whitens teeth! It works by bonding to many of the organic substances (food) that stains the teeth like coffee, red wine, nicotine. It also scrounges off stains and plaque stuck on teeth.

Activated Charcoal
Activated Charcoal is a potent natural treatment used to trap toxins and chemicals in the body.

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