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January 11, 2013 / Herbal Healer Academy

Three Benefits of Natural Medicine

The use of natural medicines has graduated from a fad to an active part of mainstream medicine strategies.

Many people now swear by natural medicine. “I have seen just about every incurable ailment helped with natural medicine,” says Marijah McCain, founder of Herbal Healer Academy. She started the Herbal Healer Academy with $50 in capital and now says she has consistently seen “miraculous” healings due to natural medicine.

Healings apart, natural medicines offers several tangible benefits. Three of them are listed below:

1. Reduce or eliminates side effects: Because they are derived from natural products or remedies commonly available in nature, natural medicines reduce and eliminate side effects that are fairly common in chemical-laden prescription drugs.
2. Reduce health care costs: Natural remedies can be found in simple, everyday materials. Plants and herbs used in cooking can be used to treat ailments. For example, basil is commonly used to fight stress and treat common colds. The net effect is decreased health expenditures.
3. Serve as preventive care: As outlined in the previous point, natural medicines use common plants and cooking herbs. Using such plants in everyday cooking constitutes a preventive and proactive strategy to health care.

December 13, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Three Books Concerning Natural Medicine

“The power of reading and studying books cannot be understated,” says Marijah McCain, founder of Herbal Healer Academy. She started Herbal Healer Academy after natural medicine helped cure her son’s severe gastro-intestinal problems. While there has been much hype surrounding natural medicine, most of us are still clueless about its origins and benefits.

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McCain recommends the following books to get a feel for the strategies and benefits of natural medicine:

1. Homegrown Remedies Book by Anne McIntyre. This book helps you initiate a natural-medicine lifestyle. As its name denotes, this book teaches the art of growing remedies in one’s own backyard.
2. From Hell to Well: My Journey back from Multiple Sclerosis by Elaine Silverman. This poignant account details the author’s journey being crippled by a debilitating disease to a state of wellness she attributes to a healthy and toxic-free lifestyle.
3. 10 Essential Herbs by Lalitha Thomas. McCain says this is the essential handbook for herbs, that it takes guesswork out of the topic. It is written from a botanist’s perspective.

 

November 1, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Herbal Healer Academy: Traditional Healing Plants Such as Burdock

Established by Marijah McCain in 1988, Herbal Healer Academy offers customers across the globe access to hundreds of natural medicine products. Ms. McCain operates her own farm in the Ozark Mountains, growing many of the ingredients used in Herbal Healer Academy products. Among these are organic and wild crafted herbs ideal for naturopathic remedies, including Echinacea angustifolia and burdock.

Recognized by healers for centuries as a blood purifier, burdock helps improve human metabolism, particularly enhancing the kidney and liver as well as the lymphatic, endocrine, and digestive systems. The herb helps rid the bloodstream of toxins and impurities by increasing urine production. When applied topically, burdock treats skin issues such as acne and eczema. In traditional Chinese medicine, the root has additional uses as a sore throat and cold remedy, and in Europe and Japan, burdock is grown as a vegetable.

The Herbal Healer Academy website at www.herbalhealer.com offers access to a variety of bulk herbs and herbal teas as well as a wide range of home study courses, books, and other healing resources.

October 17, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Allopathic Medicine Defined

The term allopathic medicine is commonly used by homeopaths, herbalists, and other alternative medicine practitioners like Marijah McCain of Herbal Healer Academy to refer to conventional medical practices such as surgery, medication, and other physical treatments. Once used as a derogatory term, it is no longer intended in that way. Instead, it is used to differentiate between forms of medical practice.

The word “allopathic” is Greek in origin and was created in 1810 by Samuel Hahnemann, considered the father of homeopathic medicine. The term commonly refers to those medical practices stemming from the in-depth study of anatomy and physiology, however, practitioners of conventional medicine do not use this term to describe their work.

While allopathic medicine defines a wide range of medical practices in the Western tradition, many use the term “holistic medicine” to refer to alternatives to allopathic medicine, such as homeopathy, herbal medicine, and traditional Eastern medical practices like acupuncture. For more information about alternative medicines, especially herbal healing, contact Marijah McCain of the Herbal Healer Academy.

September 28, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Risks of Microwave Cooking

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Herbal Healer Academy, founded by Marijah McCain, provides numerous products to facilitate natural healing. In addition, the Herbal Healer Academy’s website features tools and advice to live a natural lifestyle.

Microwaves became commonplace in the United States during the 1970s. Nevertheless, many women from the older generation at that time distrusted them. Their children and grandchildren felt less wary and integrated the invention into their daily lives. But could there be something to the distrust that older cooks expressed?

Cooking food in a microwave changes the molecular structure of the food. Cells can become disfigured and take on unnatural shapes. People then ingest the oddly formed molecules, and their bodies change as a result.

In one study, participants consumed a variety of vegetables cooked using different methods, including microwaves. The researchers then took blood samples and analyzed their blood. The researchers’ findings showed those who ate foods heated using microwaves had different blood characteristics than those who ate items heated by other methods. In the blood of the volunteers who ate microwaved foods, the white blood cell count increased as did the cholesterol levels. Lymphocytes and hemoglobin decreased.

August 30, 2012 / Herbal Healer Academy

Herbal Healer Academy: Making Herbal Tea

People have benefited from herbal teas for centuries. Herbal tea is the easiest and most effective way to take advantage of tea from a backyard herb garden or from a natural foods store.

To make a simple herbal tea, place about one tablespoon of dry or fresh tea leaves per cup in a glass or ceramic teapot. Avoid aluminum, which is a soft metal that affects the flavor and quality of the tea. Bring a kettle of water to a boil, and then pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Place a lid on the pot and allow the tea to steep for about 20 minutes or until it reaches the desired strength. Pour the tea through a strainer to remove the tea leaves, and the tea is ready to drink.

Herbal tea is also delicious cold. Mint tea is especially refreshing when it’s thoroughly chilled. As an added touch, put a few sprigs of fresh mint in an ice cube tray, fill the tray with water, and freeze. Drop a mint-leaf ice cube into a glass of chilled mint tea.

Herbal Healer Academy provides a comprehensive range of herbs and herb blends for tea, including single teabags and herbal teas in bulk, as well as mesh balls and unbleached filters. The Academy, owned by master herbalist Marijah McCain, carries an extensive inventory of supplies for nutritional healing and naturopathic medicine.

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