So many people that come into the herb shop to browse start out by saying, “I’ve tried herbs but I don’t feel like they work. I don’t feel any difference after a few days.” If this is you, I challenge you to ask yourself…How long have I had this illness, or disorder? Many herbs take months to really treat a problem— sometimes as long to correct as it took to get the issue in the first place. We are so conditioned to want instant results when we are ailing. This is why it is so tempting to reach for the drug. We feel the relief within 20 minutes to an hour. But we also are left with side effects that often damage our precious organs, such as the liver.
Another question to ask yourself–Do I want to get to the bottom of this issue, or just treat the symptoms indefinitely? Many drugs are designed to just treat symptoms. And many practitioners are trained to only treat symptoms. They study for years symptoms and medicine that makes it feel better. Most health providers nowadays are specialists– they only know one area of expertise. They have little or no training on diet and nutrition, and absolutely none on herbs and their benefits. They know the latest drug but they are not experts on how drugs interact with each other, and therefore your side effects are compounded with many drugs and your condition often worsens. Herbs and other natural remedies and therapies on the other hand, can get to the underlying problem of imbalance, congestion, toxicity and treat your issue for good if you follow a natural diet and protocol.
Many times this becomes the real question–do I want to make positive changes in my life? Can I fit a 20 minute exercise routine into my schedule? Can I substitute some healthy choices for meals and snacks? Can I take the time to sit down, put my feet up and sip on a medicinal tea in the evening? Many of the most beneficial habits can be very simple changes. It takes more than a few herbal capsules twice a day to heal a lifetime of toxic habits.
Some things to consider if you want to pursue a natural approach to healing–enough sleep (-8 hours a night), clean foods (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds), exercise (moving your body keeps things on the inside moving and operating) , getting enough sunshine, enough clean water to flush out fats and toxic waste ( it has been suggested by health experts to drink 1/2 ounce for every pound of body weight–and this includes herbal teas). These vital changes along with herbs can transform your body and your mind.
So before you dismiss herbs as your best option for health and reach for the prescription bottle, consider herbs as they were meant to be used. Herbs made into an infusion (tea) is the fastest and most effective way to get the benefits of herbs. However, you can only drink so much tea in a day, so there are herbal extracts, powders to add to smoothies or capsules to supplement your herbal needs. Many are very inexpensive and convenient. Some are free for the taking if you know what grows wild in your yard or the field behind the house. Remember, the Creator designed herbs to meet the needs of our amazing bodies, and He put them all over the planet for everyone every where to be able to be healthy. He spoke herbs into existence (Genesis 1:11-12) and told us that this was to be eaten…”to you it shall be for meat” (Gen 2:29) When Jesus came to earth did He set up a desk and charge $50.00 an hour to heal people? No, He went to every town and city healing all that were brought to Him. The Bible says that when He returns the next time, He will make a new heaven and a new earth, and in the city where He dwells, …” a tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Revelation 22:2) Do you think He wants you to live a life of suffering and disease? He said, I am come that they might have life and that they might have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) No, He wants to heal every part of you–body, soul, and spirit. That is the balance I am talking about. That is why GLOW Herbals Herb & Tea Shop exists. If I can be of any help in any of these areas stop in or leave me a comment!