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Your Tools for Health, Issue #011 is here
September 19, 2005

Did you know that besides being the first month of autumn, September is both Menopause Awareness Month and National Preparedness Month? Interestingly enough, both topics have been on my mind for one reason or another lately, so that’s the direction this issue of Tools for Health will be taking you. I’m glad you are along for the ride!


Teri Hayes

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August - September 2005………………………….Issue #011

In This Issue

  1. National Preparedness Month - Are you prepared?
  2. Menopause Awareness Month - A New Book!
  3. Health Questions
  4. What's New At Home

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Are you prepared? National Preparedness Month

Prepared for what? Well, any number of things…

Recent issues of Tools for Health have related numerous ideas for first aid/’medicine cabinet’ type items you can have on hand to be prepared in times of need. Have you taken steps to purchase a few at a time so they’ll be there when you need them?

See issues 5 and 9 in the archives section for some ideas. It doesn’t do any good to wait until your 14 year old drives a rusty nail an inch into his foot to order the Colloidal Silver; or to put off getting the Elderberry Defense until you have the flu. Start boosting your immune system now.

Do you have genetic tendencies you’d like to minimize the effects of? Dr. Hugo Rodier, M.D., one of my instructors in certification as a natural health consultant, taught an amazing concept. He said the real message about you is not what the genes are like, but the messages that come out of the genes. The map (genes) is not the city (your body). The final output depends more on your work than the blueprint. You don’t necessarily have to get the disease(s) your genes are coded for.

Are you prepared to do what it takes to make that difference for yourself? I know a number of people who are working right now, in their 20’s and 30’s, not to have the diseases their parents or grandparents have.

How about the physical and emotional changes which come naturally with aging? Are you prepared for the various stages of menopause? (More on that below.) Are you physically active now, and do you have a plan to continue? What do you do to keep yourself mentally stimulated?

Another aspect of preparedness has to do with your own personal and family readiness to deal with the small as well as the sometimes major disasters that can happen to any one of us no matter where we live. The Red Cross link below will direct you to valuable information.

It’s nice to have things planned out in the event something happens where you live, for example it was nice to have our 72 hour kits last year when we had the three hurricanes roll through. Prior to that, in 1992, we had the privilege of sending our supplies to South Florida after hurricane Andrew. It’s nice to help yourself, but even nicer to be able to help someone else.

This weekend our 72 hour kits will accompany one of my sons and husband to Mississippi where they'll be able to live from them completely self-contained while helping clear debris.

As you can see, some of the things I’ve mentioned are long term in nature, and with others you’ll see a difference right away. The key is to do something now. There is a peace that comes to your heart, soul, and physical body when you are prepared.

Menopause Awareness Month - A New Book!

Being prepared for menopause is an essential part of a woman’s (and any male who loves her) peace of mind as we grow through this natural process.

Recently I was asked to review a book written by one of our subscribers, Carolyn Chambers Clark, ARNP, EDD. At the time I thought, “Sure, that sounds like an interesting thing to do.” Little did I know what a truly wonderful resource was being placed in my hands.

Living Well with Menopause, What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You That You Need to Know is a well written, easy to understand resource every woman needs to have on hand. In fact, I’ve never seen another quite like it.

Carolyn (founder of the Wellness Institute) describes beautifully, in part one, the natural processes of menopause as well as the current allopathic medical treatments.

Part two takes you through various holistic approaches to each of the changes that may occur at various times during menopause. These approaches include nutrition, herbs, environmental actions, exercise, other stress reduction and healing measures, and relationships.

  • Need help explaining to a loved one your thoughts about hot flashes or itching skin? You’ll find help in chapter 9.

  • Are there herbs that work for cold hands, depression, or fatigue? Yes! See chapter 5.

  • Want to know which foods best support your body as it goes through this process? Chapter 4 is what you need.

Creating Your Menopause Plan is the title for part three. In this section you’ll find worksheets to pinpoint your personal needs; a chapter on different types of health care providers, including a worksheet for choosing the right one for you; and though the last chapter is short, it has the ‘icing on the cake’ so to speak with encouragement and ideas for creating your own unique “Living Well With Menopause Plan.” Living Well with Menopause, in my opinion should be on every woman’s bookshelf. It’s on mine and is also listed on the Health Books page at Natural Health Coach for

Thank you, Carolyn! I’m so happy to have this resource to use personally and to share with my clients and customers.

Health Questions

Michelle asks: “I want to lose some weight have tried a lot of things. Different diets but none seem to help. I think it might be my hormones. What can I do for that?”

When trying to loose weight and nothing is working I would consider whether my body is able to absorb nutrients properly...mainly pH balance and intestinal health.

For instance, did you know that when the pH is too alkaline or too acid certain basic minerals cannot be absorbed? Similarly, when the intestines are not functioning correctly nutrients can’t be absorbed properly.

For a booklet on pH balancing, email me (reply to this newsletter) and I’ll send it to you via an attachment.

For the intestinal tract, I would add one of the following Probiotics:
Probiotic Eleven
Bifidophilus Flora Force
L Reuteri Chewable

And I would add digestive enzymes such as:
Proactazyme Plus
Protease Plus
Food Enzymes

Starting with those should get the body on the right track. At some point a good cleanse would probably in order, too, as what happens with our hormones is affected by how clean the intestines are.

What’s New at Home

I’ll be out of the office for a couple weeks in the beginning of October. If you need to contact me please email me by replying to this newsletter or you are always welcome to call and leave a message. I’ll be checking in periodically.

Have a healthy day,

Teri Hayes
Certified Natural Health Consultant

P.S. Appologies to those receiving the non html (text only) version of the newsletter. I only recently realized all the apostrophes, quotation marks and a few other important punctuation marks are removed in the conversion. I'll see what I can do to remedy the situation in the future.

Teri Hayes is a Certified Natural Health Consultant, Herb Specialist, and Certified Reflexologist

You can e-mail her by replying to this newsletter or visit her at Natural Health Coach for Women

The herbs and supplements she recommends to clients can be found using this link.

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