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NativeRemedies.com - November 2008 Newsletter - 1-877-289-1235

Don’t let the Holidays Turn your World Upside Down!


Learn How to Manage
Holiday Stress


Learn Benefits of a Natural

Holidays Don’t Have to be a Bumpy Ride

In This Issue:


A Bumpy Ride?

We hope you enjoyed last month’s newsletter. With November here, we all have one thing on our minds- the imminence of the holidays. Family gatherings, gifts, and mom’s homemade apple pie may be a welcome part of the equation—the extra planning, money spent, and stress— not so much.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we thought it important to address the most common difficulty most people go through at the onset of the holiday season- stress. It is perfectly normal to feel a little stressed when faced with an endless list of things to do, but there are ways to minimize the negative effects of holiday madness, as is evidenced in this month’s issue.


Also in this month’s issue, since we always tote the benefits of natural remedies, Chamomile came to mind as the perfect stress reducer. Not only does chamomile help you get a good night’s sleep, it’s also known to promote healthy digestion, and that’s not all…


Finally, since holiday stress often leads to extra pounds, we provide you with simple tips to avoid (or at least minimize) holiday-related weight gain.


As always, we'd love to receive your feedback on our newsletter, and any thoughts or suggestions you may have. Thank you for choosing Native Remedies!

Send us an email at editor@nativeremedies.com and tell us what you think.



Paulette Gough, Editor
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Squeezing Stress & Sickness Out of Seasonal Travel

How to stay sane AND healthy

Whether you plan on traveling by car, air or sea to visit loved ones for Thanksgiving, one thing is guaranteed-- unpredictable events are bound to happen, sometimes adding tension to an already stressful time of the year. In addition, many families may already be suffering the effects of anxiety and stress due to the recent wave of economic problems- but as the saying goes, “you cannot change the wind, but you can adjust your sails.”

Keeping this in mind, there are many things we can do to minimize the chances of a stressful situation arising. Of course, organization and itinerary planning are key. When traveling by car, give yourself plenty of extra time when calculating distance and travel estimates, since traffic can be pretty heavy. Also, make sure you have an emergency road kit handy, and don’t forget to include plenty of warm clothing for you and your family if you plan on venturing into colder climates. Autumn weather can be especially fickle, and sudden temperature drops can translate into snowfall in a matter of minutes.


How You Can Capture Calm & Wellness with Chamomile

Have you had your chamomile today? If you haven’t, you may be missing out on one of nature’s most powerful healers!

In Germany, chamomile is known as the “cure-all cure”. While most of us are familiar with the relaxing properties of chamomile, the herb has been used since ancient times to treat a wide range of symptoms. Chamomile is known to boost the immune system, maintain blood pressure within the normal range, and eliminate bad bacteria found in the body. It is also a natural pain reliever.

The active constituents found in chamomile have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It can be used on wounds to promote healing, on swollen gums, and even to soothe diaper rash in babies. Chamomile also contains coumarin, a compound that has blood-thinning effects.  The homeopathic version of chamomile, known as “Chamomilla,” is also used for a number of ailments. In children, Chamomilla is used for those prone to tantrums, for babies undergoing teething and who experience irritability, diarrhea and pain, colic, and for earaches.  For women, it may be used to alleviate breast tenderness, menstrual cramps, and other common symptoms of PMS.


The Holidays Don't Have to Start with Weight Gain!

Tips for managing common pitfalls this season

There are a few guidelines you can follow in order to avoid the emotional eating and overindulgence often associated with the holidays, helping to minimize holiday weight-gain –saving you the burden and guilt of adding “weight-loss” to your list of New Year’s resolutions.

  • Learn how to say no: Most of us will get more invitations than usual during the holidays. This doesn’t mean you have to hire an assistant to manage your social obligations. Running around from event to event can leave you frazzled and lead to weight gain, as a cocktail here and hor dourve there can easily add up to excess calories. Prioritize and attend engagements that do not conflict with your schedule or require you sacrifice the healthy parts of your life like exercise in order to attend.


November is American Diabetes Month

Nearly 18 million adults and children in the United States have diabetes. However, nearly 6 million are undiagnosed and unaware that they have the disease. 

Diabetes can develop into serious health conditions if left ignored, including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.
However, you can control diabetes! Download our free eBook on Natural Help for Hypoglycemia today, and read more about supporting diabetes and hypoglycemia naturally!


Ask Our Experts

When you have a question, you can always Ask Our Experts on our website. We have experts from many fields available to review your questions and provide professional advice, including our Clinical Psychologist, Michele.


"I have been told by the doctors that I have adrenal burnout. I have been so tired for years... What I want to know is, does your AdrenoBoost™ convert to serotonin at all? My doctors said I can have it in foods, naturally, but not in pill form or forms that would lead to serotonin. Please let me know…"

- Joyce


Hi Joyce, 

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter (a chemical involved in the transmission of nerve impulses between nerve cells), but the food and serotonin link is more complicated than just eating foods containing serotonin.  Your body doesn’t get serotonin from foods, but makes serotonin from tryptophan. Tryptophan is an amino acid, which is essential for the body to get and is the precursor to more than one neurotransmitter.

While carbohydrate-rich meals often increase serotonin levels (candy and sweets, which are simple carbohydrates, have the greatest impact, but the effect will only last 1 – 2 hours), complex carbohydrates (rice, potato, pasta) may increase serotonin levels, but not to the same extent because the protein content of these foods might actually inhibit serotonin production.
You can try turkey, black eyed-peas, black and English walnuts, almonds, sesame or pumpkin seeds, and cheddar, gruyere or Swiss cheese; however, raising serotonin levels through eating alone can be tricky, because people often react differently to similar foods.

We recommend our AdrenoBoost, which is a natural tonic that helps to improve adrenal gland health and equip the body to manage stress more effectively.  None of the ingredients in this remedy contain tryptophan, which will convert to serotonin.

For more info, please go to:

Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Warm regards,

The Native Remedies Team


"I toss and turn all night for about 3 hours, my legs are all over the place, just jerking up and I just can’t sleep. Had a lot of stress and grief in my life lately, and I am sure that has something to do with it, but I am also a recovering alcoholic, 10 years clean, and I do not want any prescriptions-- just some natural remedies. Can you please help?"

- Maureen


Hi Maureen,

We can highly recommend our SerenitePlus™ and Serenite-LT™. While SerenitePlus will induce drowsiness when taken, Serenite-LT is a long-term remedy which works on underlying causes of sleep difficulties.

SerenitePlus is a combination herbal/homeopathic formula specially formulated to assist with occasional restlessness and support a peaceful night and a refreshing start to your day. SerenitePlus has been used safely and effectively for many years to help with sleep problems.

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