Tag Archives: Rudolf Steiner

New for Detoxifying – Broccoli Plus

Broccoli Plus™ supports Liver Detox

Science has long ago confirmed R. Steiner’s insight that regulation of sulfur metabolism is of immense importance for the general health.

Broccoli Plus

Broccolis, through their sulfur containing so called sulforaphanes, do just that. Specifically, they reduce the presence of carcinogens like cigarette smoke, alcohol, synthetic and naturally occurring (dietary) carcinogens, radiation, drugs, infections agents and more.

Studies have shown that a diet including very high levels of yellow and green vegetables especially of the cruciferous family are highly significant to enhance health. Since getting a daily supply of the crucial vegetables is not always possible, or if more than a minimal amount is desired, having a daily supplement of the active detoxifying broccoli substances is clearly very important.

Taking this supplement also has significant emotional and mental benefits. Just as Cruciferous plants contribute on a physiological level to remove unwanted toxins, on a mental level they help to overcome a feeling of stagnation, the experience of not being able to resolve “road blocks.”

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Hawthorn Plus – Now Easier to Take

NEW!
You can now enjoy
Hawthorn Plus in Capsule format.
Same benefits but easier to take!

Do you remember what the special features of our formula are?

Here is a reminder:

Hawthorn Plus

• It contains organic Hawthorn berries;
• It contains the Hawthorn root and the native salts and ashes of the root.
Including the native salts and ashes of the root into the final product is one of the cardinal enhancements that distinguish the TB formulas. The salts and ashes of the root not only make the preparation truly “full spectrum” but, according to an indication of Rudolf Steiner, also enhances the spiritual/energetic Sun quality of the preparation.
Clearly, especially when we are talking about the heart, the “sunny” quality is a much desired quality.
• More than any other preparation the formulas made from berries and seeds benefit the heart and circulation. This is emphasized by Rudolf Steiner.

Hawthorn benefits:

• Supports the heart, invigorates the cardiovascular system (an often overlooked cause of fatigue)!
• Supports a healthy liver ;
• Lessens overall anxiety.

Find more information on our website.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with your comments or questions!

Mental Alertness, Retention and Vitality!

Mental Alertness, Retention and Vitality

Vital Mind™

– An Anthroposophic Answer-

This formula has already immensely benefited numerous of our customers.

It contains:Vital Mind AM

  • Pure Wisconsin ginseng – highest world quality!
  • Salts and minerals derived from the ginseng root – to include the ashes of the root extract is a vital indication of Rudolf Steiner; it brings the sun forces into the root;
  • Special gemstone derived minerals specific to the consciousness processes;
  • A potent choline form – the substance is frequently missing from our diet.

The full concept for vitalizing your mind consists of taking this product in the AM while taking the accompanying formula Vital Mind PM in the evening (for increasing blood circulation to the nervous system and improving brain metabolism).

Let us know what you think!

 Click here to learn more and purchase Vital Mind AM or Vital Mind PM

Exciting New Workshop Coming Soon to Boston!

The True Botanica Foundation has an exciting weekend workshop on Anthroposophic Medicine scheduled May 2nd and 3rd in Boston!

Are you interested in?

  • Too Tired – Too Wired?
  • What are anthroposophical core supplements;
  • Immunizations
  • Technology and Anthroposophy
  • Actively performing daily Eurythmy movements
  • What is on the horizon in terms of anthroposophical ideas on diets and medicines

Join us as we explore these topics and more, while working together to deepen our understanding of anthroposophic medicine.

Sponsored in part by the Anthroposophical Society in Greater Boston, all events will be held at the Lexington Waldorf School in Lexington, MA.

Click here for full workshop brochure.

Visit www.truebotanicafoundation.org/events/ for a list of all previous and upcoming events.

Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday

Today is Rudolf Steiner’s birthday. There is some controversy on whether he was born on February 25, or on February 27th 1861. Either way these next few days are a good time to turn our thoughts, feelings and will impulses toward this individuality.

To the Jesus Being the Three Kings brought Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

What can we bring Rudolf Steiner this year, and increasingly every year, as a worthy gift?

Rudolf Steiner once said that he did not want to be revered but rather he intensely wished to be understood. Because to truly and really understand him is to understand ourselves to Know Ourselves.

So let’s bring him our understanding. Let’s try to better comprehend his intentions, his impulses. Let’s ask the questions that will lead us to “get it”.

It is a worthwhile endeavor. Understanding his work, Anthroposophy, the science of the Spiritual Man, ultimately benefits us ourselves. As the saying goes

“It helps us to become what we are.”

Ross Rentea MD

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.)  

From the Archives – True Botanica’s Pot O’ Gold

Since St. Patrick’s Day was this past weekend, we dug in to the archives and found our Pot O’ Gold, check it out!

This year we have an edition, Aurum Metallicum 6X.

Aurum Metallicum 6X bottle

 

Want to know more about Rudolf Steiner’s indications of gold, or Aurum, click here.

Arnica and My Cell Phone

This week we made a fresh batch of Real Arnica Ultra Cream and it reminded us of an article Dr. Rentea wrote. Check it out and let us know your thoughts!

My Cell Phone and Arnica!

I was standing in the midst of hundreds of acres of beautiful Biodynamic farms, with the only sound coming from buzzing summer insects, when… my cell phone went off – with a call from 200 miles away. That’s when it struck me! What unimaginable electromagnetic waves we must be exposed to every day if we are “reachable” even when no physical means of contact are visible. Any wonder that we feel constantly on sensory overload? The thought then followed that we need to strengthen our periphery even more than I believed was necessary, to withstand the visible – and invisible –  onslaught against our senses, on our periphery.

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DBlog Week Day 3 – One Thing to Improve

What can we do better in regards to diabetes?

Perhaps the one most dramatic improvement we could strive for would be to increase our understanding of the spiritual dimension of this disease (but even more of sugar, as a substance, as such). How can we strengthen our thinking, feeling and willing in such a specific way that the physical symptoms will respond to our satisfaction. Generalities like relaxation, etc are not enough, just like saying to ourselves that we should have a “good” diet would not be considered acceptable if left at that level.

In this respect the very detailed work of Rudolf Steiner, which he calls Anthroposophy, is excellent. It demands some persistence in “getting it” but it’s well worth the effort. The surprising thing is that coming closer to having a feeling for the unseen makes us so much better at observing the seen. As we were asked to say for today: “why not make today the day we start working on it”.

Ross Rentea MD

*This week we are participating in Diabetes Blog Week to discuss and bring awareness to the topic of diabetes.

An Important Spring Message From True Botanica

Read this important Spring message from True Botanica and tell us what you think!

Dear Friends, Dear Readers,

Whether you celebrate Easter, or Passover, or just even the enduring capacity of the human race to carry Higher Ideals (a Mystery in itself), this is the time of the year when we caRepresentative of Man Imagen feel a resurgence of inner power, a sense that Life will continue and the Good will overcome.

We feel ourselves attracted to the outside, luminous, greening world of nature and from this surrounding World we feel mysteriously how a renewed strength is given to carry us forward.

This is a mighty impulse that should last the whole year until the next Spring – but does it?

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