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Monday, September 26, 2011

A Message from Marge

This October we are celebrating our fifty-second anniversary. In those fifty-two years we have seen society come full circle, acknowledging the importance of food and health. Today we are constantly reminded of the importance of our physical health and the safety of our food delivery system. As an alternative health care provider and being a part of health food services, I find these times challenging, yet exciting. I strive to maintain the initial focus that my mother, Malinda, instilled in me to provide stellar products, professional services, and the latest, most updated information for our community.

We have a full schedule beginning the week prior to our anniversary celebration. On Saturday, October 1st from 10 AM – 12 PM, Angel DeLong, our Yoga instructor, will conduct an orientation to familiarize us with the benefits and purpose of yoga. As with all forms of exercise, yoga requires a commitment to fit it into our daily lives but the rewards are immeasurable. Pick up a flyer in the store, contact Angel at 419-733-3066, or email Angel: to reserve a spot in the class or for additional information. Angel’s Wednesday night classes begin this October 5th at 5:45 PM.

On Friday October 7th from 9 AM – 12:00 Noon, our informative and personable Greg Brown will be out on the floor to share a wealth of knowledge and information concerning health and nutrition. He is from Cincinnati, has 25 years of service to the industry, supports what we do here at Schlarman’s, and immensely enjoys our community. Come to sample products and have your questions answered by Greg.

At 12:00 Noon on Friday the 7th you will be treated to a traditional Schlarman anniversary luncheon along with a lecture by Stacey Littlefield, entitled Supporting Respiratory Health this Cold and Flu Season. Stacey is highly regarded as a researcher, specializes in educating the professional market and will provide us with insightful expertise into maintaining optimal health. She is the primary formulator for Redd Remedies. I am unsure what we would do without Adult Sinus Support, Children’s Sinus Support, SinuZyme and Lung Care in this area, as these products are able to support healthy sinus, bronchial, and immune function. In addition, the products help to restore the balance of good bacteria in the digestive tract. Redd Remedies helps to put health in order by maintaining a commitment to balanced, therapeutic, and trusted holistic wellness solutions. This is one lecture you will not want to miss, come to hear one of the best in the industry! Following the lecture she will remain in our store until all of your questions are answered.

Saturday we will continue celebrating with our traditional anniversary food, drawings, door prizes, gifts, and fellowship. Come on out to the Red Barn; bring your family, neighbors, and friends. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy having you!



Thursday, September 8, 2011

Orientation to Yoga

We are happy to announce that Angel DeLong will be back on Wednesday evenings for Yoga classes!! She will be starting a new six week series beginning on October 5th at 5:45 P.M. Classes will be located on the 2nd floor of Schlarman's Health Center. Cost is $9 per class or $50 for the series!

If you are interested in learning more about Yoga, Angel will have an Orientation to Yoga on Saturday, October 1st from 10AM to 12 Noon. To help us celebrate our 52nd Anniversary, she will be running a special: 2 hours of Wellness for only $15!!

This brief orientation will familiarize you with the benefits and purpose of yoga, explains how Yoga works for everyone’s body, addresses ways to fit yoga into your schedule and lifestyle, and answers frequently asked questions about yoga.

If you would like to attend or would like more information please call Schlarman’s at 419-375-2659 or Angel at 419-733-3066 – to confirm a spot!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Herbal Teas Good for Colds and Flu

When you aren’t feeling well, few things are more comforting than a hot cup of tea. Whether it is herbal, green or black, tea seems to calm the soul. Better still, teas are a great way to combat the viruses that run rampant, especially as we get back into school and heading into cooler weather. It is important to drink plenty of fluids during an illness. Teas not only help fulfill this requirement, but they also help the body quickly absorb the healing attributes of any number of herbs. It is no wonder that brewing tea has been a popular method of medicinal delivery for thousands of years.

Symptoms—coughing, sore throat, fever, nausea, etc.—are signs that the body is working to send viral or bacterial invaders packing. Herbal teas can help stimulate the body’s natural defenses, as opposed to over-the-counter medications, which suppress symptoms and therefore might actually prolong an illness.

Colds and Flu Brews:
There are more than 200 viruses that can cause the common cold. Adults will average two to four colds per year, while children can have as many as six to eight. Cold symptoms include congestion, sneezing, coughing, and a scratchy or sore throat. If body aches and a fever are also present, then it is more likely that you have the flu. However, some children often run a low-grade fever with the common cold. It can be hard to distinguish between a cold and the flu. One way to tell the difference is with the onset of symptoms. A cold can take one to three days to develop, while the flu comes on quickly. Also, symptoms are more severe with the flu than with a cold.

Below are some herbal teas (as single herbs or as a blend) that treat both colds and the flu:

Elderberry: One of the best herbs at fighting the flu, it also works against the common cold. Research suggests that elderberry might keep the flu virus from replicating. It also helps reduce coughing.

Fenugreek: It loosens and expels mucus and phlegm accumulated in the bronchial tubes and is good for coughs.

Throat Coat: Contains herbs such as slippery elm bark, marshmallow root, and wild cherry bark that provides a protective coating on the membranes that line the throat.

Echinacea Plus: Activates and stimulates immune cells, helping to reduce the duration of symptoms.

Breathe Easy: Promotes normal respiratory tract health by reducing mucus and helping to keep nasal passages open.

Queasy Stomach Teas:

Ginger: This is a warming herb that can ease an upset stomach and nausea. It may also help with a sore throat and chills caused by a cold or the flu.

Peppermint: It reduces nausea, diarrhea and vomiting, and can also help with indigestion. For colds, peppermint tea may be a good way to relieve nasal and sinus congestion.

Eater’s Digest: Promotes healthy digestion and relieves stomach distress after eating. Contains organic peppermint, fennel and ginger.

Ginger Aid: Promotes the flow of digestive juices and increases tone in the muscular walls of the stomach, aiding digestion.

We also have children’s teas—Just for Kids-- in Organic Tummy Comfort, Throat Coat, Cold Care and Nighty Night Tea bags. Fun!