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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Quick Relief for Sunburn!!

You’ve heard it before, but nothing truly soothes your skin like aloe vera, which can be applied directly from a leaf of the plant or bought in juice or gel form. It alleviates pain and swelling, while helping to repair damaged cells and prevent scarring. Homeopathic calendula cream or ointment—a popular remedy for burns, cuts, rashes, and all kinds of skin irritations. But in a pinch, quick relief may be right in your kitchen—fill a spray bottle with apple cider vinegar and spray on the burn for quick relief. Lavender Burn Spray also works great, it’s in a base of apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, calendula and lavender. It is a cooling, moisturizing and healing first aid spray used for sun, wind or 1st degree burns.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Quercetin- Help Relieve Allergies and Asthma

Quercetin (pronounced kwair-sih-tin) is an antioxidant flavonoid found in many different fruits and vegetables. Evidence suggests that quercetin may also be helpful in reducing blood pressure, pollen allergies and possibly cancer risk. Research indicates that quercetin may slow the growth of, or even induce the death of cancer cells. A form of quercetin is now being used experimentally to treat some cancers.

Alternatively minded physicians have long suggested quercetin supplements to help ease pollen allergies. There’s good reason for the recommendation. A Japanese study of 20 people with pollen allergies found that quercetin supplements reduced eye irritation and itching. The subjects were given 200 milligrams of quercetin for eight weeks. Meanwhile, an animal study found that quercetin significantly reduced asthmatic reactions. Still other research has found that quercetin reduces the reactivity of mast cells, which release histamine during allergic reactions.

What You Should Take: To ease pollen allergies, start with 250 milligrams of quercetin daily. If it doesn’t alleviate symptoms, slowly increase the daily amount to 1,000 milligrams.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hydrate For Good Health

Your Body Cries for Water.
The human body is made up of approximately two-thirds water. About 75 percent of the brain is water, and water makes up 75 percent of muscle and more than 90 percent of blood. As a result, nearly every bodily function depends on water, including the transportation of oxygen and nutrients to cells, regulation of body temperature, and lubrication and cushioning of joints and key organs. Brain function, immunity and elimination all rely on water.

Healthful Beverage Choices.
With a variety of beverages filling the shelves, you may think it is easy to avoid dehydration. But drinking just any fluid is not the best way to stay hydrated. Coffee, for example, is dehydrating because of its high caffeine content. Sodas and some sports drinks contain lots of sugar, which negatively affects health on many levels.

The following natural choices are a healthful respite on warm summer days. Play harder, endure longer with Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak. If you have ever felt drained or sluggish after a day in the hot sun or a tough workout, your body may be telling you that it needs more electrolytes. Electrolytes are needed to maintain proper fluid balance and to optimize your energy levels so you can function at your best. Electrolyte Stamina Power Pak is an easy-to-fix high performance energy drink with no caffeine, artificial stimulants or artificial ingredients. This formula contains 1200 mg of Vitamin C, an essential antioxidant for people who are active and on the go. It also contains all major electrolytes (potassium, magnesium, chloride and sodium), plus over 72 verified ionic minerals and trace minerals from ConcenTrace, which accelerates assimilation and absorption of vitamins and nutrients. A deficiency of any one of these electrolytes—or even an imbalance—can cause a wide range of problems, including sluggishness, fatigue, decreased energy and cramping. Try these great-tasting flavors: Orange, Raspberry, Lemon Lime, Grape and Cherry LimeAid.

Miracle Reds is nature’s amazing fruit blend which contains certified organic fruits and berries, plus Goji, Acai and mangosteen. One small scoop of Miracle Reds powder surpasses the raw food nutrition of 5 servings of fruits and vegetables! It makes a great breakfast or lunch as it boosts energy, is a super anti-oxidant and helps to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Just put one scoop in 8 ounces of water and add a splash of apple juice or mix with your protein shake or smoothie.

Zevia is the world’s only all natural sugar free alternative to diet soda. Refreshing Zevia contains stevia, an herb from the rainforest known for centuries as “sweet leaf.” Zevia is zero on the glycemic index, zero calories and zero carbs. And contains no artificial sweeteners. Enjoy a 6 pack of your favorite flavor- Cola, Root Beer, Orange or Lemon Lime.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Welcome

Welcome to Schlarman's Health Center's Blog!! We are a small, family-owned health and vitamin store located 4 1/2 miles east of Fort Recovery, Ohio. Schlarman's was started in 1959 by Malinda and Clarence Schlarman, parents of the current owner, Marge Vehorn. We offer a wide variety of vitamins and supplements, including homeopathics and herbs. We have a full line of groceries, including gluten-free items as well as farm raised meat and vegetables when in season. We plan to post favorite recipes on this blog as well as educational information regarding some of our products and some of our favorite home remedies.

You can find us on the web at www.schlarmanshc.com or email us at schlarmanshealth@gmail.com! We would be more than happy to help you out if we can!

Blessings!