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True Alerts – Spring Allergy Alert

New over the counter (OTC) remedies (and some herbals) to help you in the Spring.

The spring time allergy season is upon us again.

Even though it was a winter for the history books, with long bitter cold periods, the suffering may still be considerable due to the accumulated moisture, etc.

There are a few spring allergy suggestions that we might make.Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X

  1. Allium cepa 8X –
    for runny nose and watery, itchy eyes (similar to the symptoms you might get when cutting onions)
  2. Arsenicum metallicum 6X –
    if the discharges are accompanied by a burning sensation
  3. Berberis vulgaris 6X –
    if you suffer of swollen, congested nasal passages (especially in the presence of polyps).
  4. Histaminum hydrochloricum 30X –
    lessens the allergic reaction in general and could be combined with any other remedy.
  5. Mercurius 30X –
    whenever there is a lot of mucous production, cough, copious runny nose, etc.

Also: herbal supplements!

In terms of natural ingredients it is surprising how effective the frankincense spice could be!

It is also known as boswellia, and its most active ingredient is the so called AKBA.

Probably breathing in the vapors of frankincense at the altar alone will not do the trick, but properly prepared and taken as a nutritional supplement, it could be a godsend.

Here is some of the evidence that it may help. Research, on both animals and in humans, has shown that boswellia extracts, taken frequently throughout the day, improved the frequency and severity of all those physiological functions that ultimately lead to the well known allergic symptoms: boswellia lowered eosinophilic counts, reduced mast cell degranulation, lessened shortness of breath, and increased pulmonary function, such as an increase in FEV 1 and FVC.

It goes without saying that the organism as a whole can be helped by lowering dairy, gluten and spice intake.

A very interesting attempt can also be made with a new suggestion that we would like to make: drink daily for the duration of the season a sugar free lemonade with quince added!

Lemon and QuinceIt is not just the additional vitamin C that will help, but rather specifically the living forces that are manifested in those fruits: the hard leathery rind and the sour taste indicate that very profound structural forces are inherent in these plants. They counteract the dispersing gesture of the allergy.

Let us know how these suggestions worked for you.

Have a great Spring season!

Your True Botanica Team

True Botanica March Updates

In case you missed any of the exciting March announcements, updates or sales, here’s a quick recap to catch you up to speed:

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Globule vs. Liquid – What’s the difference?

You may have noticed we now offer our new OTC Homeopathic/Anthroposophic products in both globule and liquid form. Both are tested to have “Verified” Potencies. So while each has its own advantage, there aren’t any disadvantages.

Products You Should Know – Allium Cepa 8X

For temporary relief to allergic symptoms in the eyes, nose and respiratory tract – especially when you experience symptoms similar to what you would experience when cutting an onion: red, watery, itchy eyes, a runny nose or a raspy cough – consider taking first the Allium Cepa 8X or later the 30X if additional dose is requird.Assorted Onions

Note the new 8X potency. Our potentized products are special, among other reasons, since we verify that our potencies are active! No one else does that!

Click here to learn more about Allium Cepa 8X.

Now On Sale – Chamomile Forte CreamChamomile Forte Cream

Our Chamomile Forte Cream is now on sale for a 10% discounted price! Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Limited Time Offer – While Supplies Last

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Our Refreshing Foot Cream is still on Sale for 10% off!! Be sure to order yours now, while supplies last. 

Click here to order (for professional, wholesale pricing, please give us a call at 800-315-8783 extension 8).

Don’t Forget to Stay Connected with These Resources

Be sure to sign up for these great resources so you can have updates emailed directly to you!

Clinical Resources – Paulina Medical Clinic website
Anthroposophy, Research, Education & Events – True Botanica Foundation website

Foot Massage ! For Your Health and Tiredness

An Integral Part of Anthroposophic Therapeutics

We have known for centuries that the whole body, with every single organ, is mapped on the soles of the feet. Foot Reflexology, a treatment that pays attention to this detail, has been successfully practiced due to the understanding that all organs are projected on the foot sole. That means our feet are pretty important!Feet

Massaging the foot can have a significantly invigorating effect on the whole body, both for your health and your energy. After a long day, an evening foot massage can restore a lot of the energy that is lost throughout the day. Not only that, it feels great!

Rudolf Steiner recommends foot massages, for example, in headaches as a means of attracting the astral body to the region opposite the head and decongesting the affected area. Who knew the bottom of your feet could affect how the top of your body feels!

In addition, R. Steiner recommends the massage of the heel in thyroid concerns. He gives, of course, innumerable indications for the feet in the practice of eurythmy. Overall the feet may affect the health of the entire body just by how they affect the position and function of the spinal column.

Using just your hands, or perhaps trying our cream, take time out of your day and give the foot massage a try for your health or to overcome tiredness.

We would like to know what you think!

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help!

We all know the feeling: the evening comes, we are tired and we have difficulty concentrating; or after the all too big lunch (or any meal) and we can barely keep the head up- let alone have the crisp mind for mental activity.

Even worse this condition can be nearly permanent in some people!

To help with this “state of mind” we need to understand some basic physiology from an anthroposophic point of view first. These insights were given by Rudolf Steiner in a lecture on 3.22.1923.

During eating, the digestive process gets activated and the etheric, life forces in the intestines become stronger. Additionally, an etheric image is generated by the plant product that has just been consumed. (It is similar with eating animal foods.) However, whatever excess activity has been generated in the metabolism is usually neutralized within a day or so.

Very importantly, however, while this is going on in the lower organism a “negative” is also created automatically in the upper organism, in the brain.

That is the rule for regular edible plants. A poisonous plant though has an additional element in this configuration. The poison is of an “astral”, soul like nature, normally seen only in animals but not “appropriate” in herbs and thus of more significant consequence. When we consume such a plant a much stronger form results in the intestine and the form does not get cleared so rapidly. It lingers much longer. The same goes for the “negative” created in the brain. It remains there much longer also. It also adds an additional “astrality”, soul quality, and yes, awakeness in the mind.

If this process is repeated over and over, an overcoming of the “foggy” mind, an overcoming of the mere “vegging”, numb, out of focus feeling, is achieved.

The most characteristic plant that is helpful in this respect is Hyoscyamus niger- black henbane.

Hyoscyamus 6x taken several times a day, throughout a longer period of time is a great remedy in this respect. (The same in a slightly different way can be accomplished with Belladonna.)  

Training in Anthroposophical Medicine – A Free Webinar Course

The True Botanica Foundation is proud to announce a webinar series that will allow participants to expand their knowledge of Anthroposophical Medicine. Although open to all with the interest in the topic, the course is mainly geared toward practicing therapists. As it develops month after month, we hope to satisfy the needs of both beginners and of those with more advanced experience.

Next seminar, Wednesday, May 15th at 3PM CST: Understanding Anthroposophical Potencies (Part 2) with Practical Applications

Certificate of Course Completion offered

Webinar recordings and notes available beginning May 1st.

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Click here to register now.

For full details, please visit: http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/training-in-anthroposophical-medicine-a-webinar-course/

True Alerts: Spring Seasonal Alert

Spring Alerts 

Do you have allergies?

Girl in Field

The spring time allergy season is upon us and according to doctors throughout the country it is one of the worst ever.

Besides sneezing and blowing your nose, rubbing your eyes and just plain suffering through the misery of it all, there are a couple of suggestions that we might make.

Click here to read more about True Botanica’s Spring Alerts

Don’t forget to check the True Alerts: Seasonal Alerts section of the website for seasonal health updates!

A Weekend Workshop: Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

A Weekend Workshop:

Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

Presented by: Dr. Ross Rentea

March 22-24
Location: Starflower Essentials – Sarasota, FL 

 The True Botanica Foundation invites you to attend this weekend workshop where both general principles and very specific suggestions will be given on how to enhance our well being on a physical and spiritual level.

Space is limited.

To reserve a seat, call 941-554-4292

Workshop Fee: $25.00 

We Hope to see you there!

  Click here for full program brochure

The True Botanica Foundation Team

 Our physicians would be happy to come to your community and offer workshops and training. Let us know if your community would like to learn more about anthroposophical medicine or other anthroposophically related topics!

Please contact info@truebotanicafoundation.org or call 262-912-0970 ext. 6 with any questions about the True Botanica Foundation.

True Alerts: Winter Seasonal Alert

Winter Alerts 

With the winter season in full force, True Botanica has a few products we think are essential for staying healthy this season.

Lung Root Lemon and MentholElderberry Thyme SyrupThroat Defense Menthol and Berry

Click here to read more about True Botanica’s Winter Alerts

Don’t forget to check the True Alerts: Seasonal Alerts section of the website for seasonal health updates!

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News You Can Use

News You Can Use  

A new study published in the prestigious JAMA shows:

A multivitamin a day may indeed keep the doctor away. 

(Or maybe require calling him only later – because you are healthier)

October 17, 2012

A first of its kind randomized clinical study showed that 15,000 doctors, aged over 50, significantly improved their health by just taking one tablet daily of Centrum Silver, a multi vitamin and mineral nutritional supplement.

True Botanica is offering a multi vitamin/multi mineral formula (Multi-Action Vitamin Mental Clarity II without Iron) that is nearly identical to Centrum Silver except that it also contains the following ingredients that give it major additional advantages:Multi-Action Vitamins Mental Clarity II

  • Bioperine® – increases the absorption and increases the blood levels of most major vitamins and nutrients. It is also a major thermal nutrient, meaning it energizes the metabolism.
  • Trace Minerals – they constitute one of the major nutritional deficiencies in the American diet.
  • A special preparation of bio-dynamic herbal preparations that are meant to energize the life forces in general.
  • A number of supplemental ingredients for stimulating the mind: alpha lipoic acid, choline, B12-in the methylcobolamine form and the herb guarana.

*This information is provided for educational purposes only.


Questions? Let us know at info@truebotanica.com

Today is Giving Tuesday – What You Do Makes a Difference

Our Heartfelt Appeal to All

Dear Friends,

After spending a day of Thanks and two days of spending, today is Charitable Giving Tuesday.

We want to describe to you a project that we cannot do alone. We are hoping for community help.

We are a not for profit foundation, the True Botanica Foundation, essentially dedicated to  building a laboratory exclusively designed for research in natural medicine.

Much progress has already been made and you can find a lot of information on our website, www.truebotanicafoundation.org.

Three licensed physicians are devoting their time to this project (and may we add, on a voluntary basis).

Our co-workers are heartfelt, wonderful people.

But we cannot continue this impulse just on our own.

WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP!

Every dollar counts and is appreciated.  All donations are tax deductable.

The need for such a lab is tremendous! It benefits everybody!

Click here to find out more about the lab and learn how YOU can help us reach our fundraising target! 

Gratefully yours,

For the True Botanica Foundation

Ross Rentea MD, Mark Kamsler MD