Thursday, January 31, 2013

"Prevention and Help For Respiratory Conditions"


Prevention is the best Method for Controlling Hay Fever, Bronchitis, Tonsillitis, Sinusitis, pneumonia, Common Colds, Influenza, and other Respiratory Conditions: Here are a few herbals and preventative measures for the Nasal, throat, and upper respiratory Relief:

*Pure Raw Honey- Fights over all inflammation and infections. (Tried and True)  
*Garlic- is a very strong and potent antibiotic that will fight off most infections. (Tried and True)  
*Ginger-Fights infection, inflammation in upper respiratory tract, helps rid nausea from post nasal drip. (Tried and True)  
*Whole Cloves- Kills infection in mouth, nasal area, respiratory tract, clears nasal and bronchial airways. (Tried and True)  
*Black Seed- Great for overall immunity and respiratory illnesses. (Tried and True)  
*Hawthorne -May Enhance immune function to fight off infection.
*Elder Berries- One of the highest in vitamin C and a great antioxidant. (Tried and True)  
*Astragulus- May Incite white blood cells to fight off infections.
*Oat Straw- May Reduce inflammation and eye strain.
*Pink Roses- Reduces fevers when taken as a tea, helpful for asthmatics, Red eyes when used as a compress with Honey and chickweed. (Tried and True)  
*Chickweed- For Red eyes due to allergies when used as a compress and all sorts of respiratory Problems. (Tried and True)  
*Nettie Pot- Clears nasal passages of allergens and debris. (Tried and True)  
*Portable/ Wearable Air Purifier- Can Potentially Clear allergens and toxins that are near.

**Please Consult with your Health Care Practitioner (ND or MD) before using any Medicines; whether Synthetic or Natural, Especially Pregnant or Breast feeding Moms....
"For Awareness and Educational Purposes"



Tuesday, January 29, 2013

"Understanding Hay Fever"

Although most of us love the "April Showers That Bring May Flowers" Concept of Spring; Spring can be a time of ToRcHeR for HAY FEVER Sufferers. 

HAY FEVER which is another name for Allergic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucous membrane,  because of its primary symptoms of itchy watery eyes, nasal stuffiness, sneezing, congestion, sore throat, etc... 

Hay fever is most commonly associated with pollen. However; some beliefs are that hay fever is an immune system disorder. If so, there are alternative treatments and preventative measure that exist. So lets learn to keep a healthier respiratory system.

First preventative measure is to know triggers, such as diet and nutritional do’s and don’ts, seasonal triggers, and start gearing up on vitamins and nutrients, try using herbal medicines, and hydrotherapy. 

Be very careful, some herbals with extended use or over use can cause allergies. 
*Pollen sufferers should not take B Pollen.
*Chamomile overuse can cause ragweed allergies.
*Ragweed sufferers should not take Echinacea, it is in the ragweed family.

"Here is a link of useful herbals for Hay Fever and other Respiratory Infections." http://kcgherbals.blogspot.com/search/label/RESPIRATORY%20SYSTEM
"Here is a link to some Quick and Useful tips for upper respiratory illness:"
http://www.kcgoff.blogspot.com/2013/01/prevention-and-help-for-respiratory.html



Sunday, January 27, 2013

"Expelling Cholesterol with Oat Bran"


Oat bran is a wonderful food to help rid your body of cholesterol. It is a rich soluble fiber that binds with cholesterol in the intestines and expels it out of the body. Eating just the recommended serving of an oat bran cereal or oat bran muffin a day can lower your cholesterol by 10%.

Here are a few more fiber Rich foods: Brown Rice, Brown rice Pasta, Legumes, broccoli, apples, almonds, Berries, etc...  

Please Exercise, it plays a big part in lowering Cholesterol as well.

If you want the recipe to this Muffin visit: 
http://www.recipestar.com/recipes/view/oat-bran-muffins-6627
This is great for diabetics too...

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

"Understanding Alzheimer's and Tips For Your Mental Health"

Alzheimer's is a disease that slowly devastates the mental, emotional, and in its final stages, the physical functions as well. You will most likely notice a change in personality, recent memory loss, problems with language, or general disorientation in yourself or your loved ones. Although, there is no cure for Alzheimers, there are effective and very necessary steps you can take towards a prolonged, quality of life. Here are some tips and natural healing methods that can perhaps slow down the progression of Alzheimer's.

-Tips-
  • Be sure to keep your visits with your physician (ND or MD), They can help in many ways.
  • Make sure to seek a Nutritional Counselor to help plan meals that will be beneficial to you.
  • Explore brain support herbal supplements and foods.
  • Exercise Regularly with a friend or loved one, exercise helps form new brain cells.
  • Cognitive Exercise, exercising the mind helps to slow the progression of this disease and helps to retain the memory.
  • De-stress the Mind and Body with Prayer and/or Meditation, stress will only make things worse.
  • Counseling will help you to cope with the reality.
  • Do not avoid or hide from the fact that you have Alzheimer's, it's nothing to be ashamed of. Getting help prolongs your quality of life...ignoring it can make things worse and it keeps you from giving this disease a good fight. 
- Helpful Nutritional, Herbal, and Supplements-
  • Huperzine A: Slows memory loss without side effects.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Boost Mental Clarity
  • Vitamin E: Regenerate Brain Cells
  • Coenzyme Q10: Protects Mental Energy
  • Ginkgo: Maximizes Blood flow to the brain and protect neuron from free radicals.
  • DHA: A necessary Fat building block for the brain that helps Alzheimer patients retain brain function.
  • Fish: Cold water fish is great for Neurons-they are Rich in Omega 3's, which can help protect the brain cells.  ex: Salmon, trout, tuna, mackerel.
  • Eat Whole Organic Foods.
  • Drink Purified Water, Distilled, or Spring water.
  • Vitamin B: complex: Is a great nerve supporter.
  • Vitamin C: Concentrates in the brain tissue which helps key brain chemicals like dopamines.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

20 Great Fact about Raspberry Leaf/Tea

*It's an Uterine Relaxant
*Helps Prevent and Heal Canker Sores
*Helps Prevent and Heal Cold Sores
*Heals Gingivitis
*Prevents Anemia
*Leg Cramps
* Relieves Diarrhea
*Relieves Morning Sickness
*Has Vitamin A
*Has Vitamin B
*Has Iron 
*Has Calcium
*Has Magnesium
*Has Phosphorus
*Has Potassium
*Relieves Menstrual Cramping
*Helps with Menorrhea
*Detoxifies from an overload of Hormones
*It taste great cold or hot
*It's pretty Safe...I have taken it as a teen many years ago.
::: Pregnant and Lactating Mom's should always consult with a their physician (ND or MD) before taking any medication or supplements whether Natural or Synthetic...KCG, M.N.Psy
(This Is For Your Awareness Only.)
~For More Information on Raspberry Leaves Please Visit:
http://kcgherbals.blogspot.com/2011/09/raspberry-leaf-rubus-idaeus.html

Friday, January 18, 2013

"Physical, Nutritional, and Spiritual Wellness Lecture"



As-Salaamu-Alakium wrwb,
I am a Wellness Consultant/ Fitness Trainer. In my field of work, I creatively and innovatively teach women to implement Nutritional, Physical, and Spiritual Wellness in their daily lives.

I have a Master’s Degree in Naturopathic Psychology and I’m 3 credit hrs shy of my Ph.D. in Natural Health. I have been on an official crusade for wellness for over 14 yrs. I have a great foundation of Women who have stirred me in the right direction and taught me about womanhood and self-love. Because of this, I am able to share love and teach the beauty of womanhood, leading to self worth.

My Lord has offered me every confidence and tool needed to succeed in this life and the hereafter, therefore; I have gladly accepted and I try implementing them wisely. Allahu’Alim.

My Mom, My Teacher, My Closest Friend, gave me a head start in Understanding and Implementing Complete Wellness of Mind, Body, and Nutrition. Through her, I have gained a mass of knowledge and wisdom.

A Mentor/ Choreographer, Dr. Lavonne Ansari, I have trained under and performed with in African Dance since the age of 10 in all women’s forums.

I am now 40 yrs old, and grounded in Fitness, Nutritional, and Spiritual Wellness. I choreograph fitness routines, I customize wellness plans, and I counsel holistically and spiritually.
   
I am humbled by the belief that, Allah S.W.T. understands my heart, my aim, and my purpose and it is for His sake that I strive and it is to Him that I will return.

Sincerely,
KCGoff, M.N.Psy
Mother of 7, Wife of 
16 yrs







Alhamdulillah, I am now a wife of almost 20 yrs, the mother of 8 and A Ph.D. of Natural Medicine.






Wednesday, January 16, 2013

"The Nervous System"


The Nervous System

In understanding the nervous system, its function and what it is comprised of will help you understand your emotional state and physical pain. The nervous system which consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and all the chemical messengers and communications that goes throughout the body. It regulates all of the body systems. The nervous system is comprised of three overlapping systems:
  • The Central Nervous System (CNS) which consist of the brain and spinal cord functions.        
  • The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) which controls involuntary functions like heart rate, digestion, and glandular function.
  •      The Peripheral Nervous System (PNS) connects the CNS to all the body’s tissues and voluntary muscles.
B Complex Vitamins are great for nerve support along with a proper diet and exercise.

Friday, January 11, 2013

*The Facts about Oral Contraceptive Pills*


Oral Contraceptives are a host of drugs that contains a combination of estrogen's and progestin's, but sometimes only progestin's. Contraceptive's are mainly used to prevent pregnancies, but are sometimes used for such issues like regulating menstrual cycles, endometriosis, among other things. Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy uses different estrogen and progestin by-products, so they should not be confused with one another.

According to the 2011 report by Guttmacher, : "Beyond Birth Control: The over looked benefits of Oral Contraceptive Pills." an estimated 11.2 million women between the ages of 15-44 uses OCP's, which is approximately 18% of the US women.

58% of the women uses OCP's for causes other than birth control. 
31% of the women uses OCP's for cramps and pain relating to menstrual periods.
28% of the women uses OCP's for menstrual irregularities.
14% of the women uses OCP's for acne.
4% of the women uses OCP's for endometriosis.
11% of the women who uses OCP's had unspecified reasons.

The problem that I have as a Wellness Consultant with Oral Contraceptives is the interactions with Nutrients and dietary supplements and the overall state of well-being.

*Folic Acid Depletion can lead to depression, weakness, sore tongue, headaches, irritability, etc...

*Iron Overloads with decreased menstrual blood loss can lead to an increase of iron stores (Hemochromatosis) which in turn can cause cirrhosis of the liver, Diabetes, Cardiomyopathy, Arthritis, Tanning of the skin, Bone and Joint pain, abdominal pain, fatigue, loss of hair, weakness, etc...

*Magnesium Depletion can mean muscle spasms, tics, coronary spasms, calcium deficiency, hyperglycemia, seizures, difficulty swallowing, etc...

*Vitamin B6 Depletion can cause metabolic problems, tingling sensations, seizures, insomnia, problems in the central nervous system and mouth tissues, as well as a host of other problems...

*Other depletion's that were found is B1,B2,B3, B12, C, and Zinc.
*Other increases in absorption is calcium and vitamin A.


There are Healthier Alternatives... Please seek herbals solutions for pain, acne, irregularities, etc... Your body will love you for it.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

30 Reasons To Stay Stocked With "Cloves"


  1. Highest Antioxidant of All Herbs
  2. Kill bacteria (Mouth)
  3. Relieves toothaches
  4. Freshens Breath
  5. Antiseptic
  6. Fights Fungal Infections
  7. Fights Cold/Flu
  8. Fights Bronchitis
  9. Sinusitis
  10. Tonsillitis
  11. Gastritis
  12. Acts as a Decongestant
  13. Opens Nasal and chest airway
  14. Aids in Digestive Disorders
  15. Aids in Digestive Cleansing
  16. Helps to metabolize foods
  17. Fights Terminal Diseases
  18. Fights Degenerative Diseases
  19. Stress Reliever
  20. Memory Booster
  21. Vitamin C
  22. Vitamin K
  23. Omega 3's
  24. Fiber
  25. Calcium
  26. Carbohydrates
  27. Phosphorous
  28. Magnesium
  29. Iron
  30. ***Ultra Multi purposed***
To learn more visit: http://kcgherbals.blogspot.com/2013/01/whole-cloves.html

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

22 ways to Awaken Your Soul and Spirit



Every soul yearns for a sense of purpose, light, and truth. Having these illuminates the soul; bringing contentment, wakefulness, and a profound sense of wealth. It is important for each of us to have these faculties within our soul so that the spirit and the soul will remain alive and well.

There are quite a few things we can do to gain or remain spiritually connected with our Lord, our soul, and others. 
...Here are 22 ways to awaken your soul and spirit.

*Belief in God (From Him you came, It is to Him you will return.)
*Prayer (Is your personal time with your Lord, a time of repentance and/or gratitude.)
*Reading of your Holy Qur'an (Gives guidance and instruction to the straight Path.)
*Religious Practices (Is implementation towards a straight path)
*Charity (Cleanses the soul, builds character, and reward in this life and the next) 
*Fasting (Teaches sacrifice, promotes selflessness, tranquility and it rewards in this life and the next) 
*Connect With Nature (Reminding that you are the best of His creations, Yet you are still small in comparison.) 
*Traveling to explore other lands or ancient artifacts (Reminds the vastness of His earth, and promotes curiosity and removes the state of oblivion.) 
*Visiting the sick (form compassion, empathy, and altruistic thinking)  
*Helping the less fortunate (Removes selfish behaviors and promotes gratitude)
*Practice altruism (builds trust, character, cultivates love between hearts)
*Repair broken relationship (Removes resentment, indifference, disregard  etc... ) 
*Form unconditional relationships (It cultivates unselfish love, relieves jealousy and envy)
*Forgiving yourself (It free's the soul and spirit, relieve burdens)
*Forgiving others (It free's aggression, removes anger and hostility) 
*Putting the best construction on a thing or an action (Promotes healthy thinking, removes suspicion) 
*Learn to trust (Trust God First and it will be easier to give humanity accordingly) 
*Stir clear of suspicion (Suspicion can sometimes be a lie and very damaging.)
*Replace bad habit with good habits (Good habits leads to cleanliness of mind, the body, and spirit.) 
*Keep away from bad behaviors (Bad behaviors deaden the soul and add darkness to the spirit.) 
*Keep away from spirit crushers (These will weaken the spirit and causes the soul to digress.) 
*Visit the Cemetery (It's a reminder of your own mortality and the ones who have gone before you.)