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Cleansing your space with essential oils In the New Year is invigorating. It feels like a IMG_7318fresh start both in your internal and external life. Out with the old and in with the new. This all purpose cleaner is organic, easy to make at home and effective.  It is antibacterial antifungal, relaxing and brings new life to dull, stale spaces.

 

You will need:

16 oz. glass spray bottle

 

Add essential oils first:

15 drops lavender

10 drops eucalyptus

10 drops tea tree

1/4 cup white vinegar

1 3/4 cups water

 

Shake and enjoy.

 

Eucalyptus: Effectively kills bacteria such as E. Coli and Staphylococcus Aureus[1] also known to benefit oral health, relieve pain and help respiratory conditions.

 

Tea Tree: Both Anti-bacterial and Antifungal. Medium herbaceous smell. Good all purpose oil.[2]

 

Lavender: Aromatic scent provides a calming, relaxing atmosphere.[3] Inhibits growth of bacteria and repels insects. Relieves respiratory symptoms.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are meant for educational purposes only. Avoid contact with eyes and do not ingest.

 

 

[1] Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, “Antibacterial Activity of the Essential Oils From the Leaves of Eucalyptus Globulus Against Escherichi

 

[2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1360273/

[3] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17689755

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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Turmeric is one of our all-time  favorite spices for decreasing inflammation. It’s tasty, IMG_7319boosts digestion and gently warms. Adding more salmon into your diet is anti-inflammatory and full of healthy fats. Paired with sautéed greens full of antioxidants this is a delicious meal full of health benefits.

 

½ lb wild caught salmon fillet

1 T turmeric powder

½ t garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste

1 can organic coconut milk

1 in chunk of ginger peeled and grated

organic dark green winter greens, chopped

½ lime juiced (about 2 T)

Rub salmon with turmeric, garlic powder, grated ginger, salt and pepper and half the lime juice. Place in coconut milk and bring to a boil. Poach salmon for 10 min. Add greens for last 7-8 min. Serve Salmon over greens with rice and remaining lime juice.

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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Shakes are a great way to get a good dose of protein and nutrients in the morning. In the IMG_7317winter they can sometimes feel too cold and damage the digestive fire. We solve this problem but adding a healthy amount of warming spices to aid in digestion. Great for your health and delicious too.

1 cup brewed Rooibos tea

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

½ teaspoon nutmeg

1 in piece of fresh ginger peeled and grated

½ cup almond milk

1 tablespoon raw organic honey

2 tablespoons sunflower butter

1 scoop Medclear powder by Thorne or protein powder of your choice

Blend and enjoy.

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to with new resolve towards our IMG_7315health. Many will opt for diet and lifestyle changes, some of which are too harsh for this time of the year. Juice cleanses, smoothies, and fasting can injury the digestive functions if done incorrectly. We solve this problem with the following 10 steps.

 

1.) Work to consciously warm your body by taking warm baths, or try our infrared sauna to ramp up your detox game.

2.) Bundle up! Wear warm clothes that cover your neck both inside and out. East Asian tradition holds that colds and flu are more likely is the back of the neck is vulnerable to wind and cold. -Make sure to keep your feet warm as well.

3.) Cook with warming spices like ginger, turmeric, and cinnamon. Great for circulation and to revitalize the body they are also antiviral.

4.) Try our Elemental Detox! Recipes, daily mantras, and more. 3 weeks of yummy food and transformative supplements

5.) Revive your body with tea. There are a myriad of teas that support cleansing. Experiment with trying a new blend. Nettles, dandelion, and cinnamon are great choices.

6.) Book yourself a Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage. Gently moves toxins out and benefits the immune system. It’s also so relaxing and gentle.

7.) Calm your mind with mediation. Just 10 min a day can detox all the media and screen time in our lives. Add incense to your practice with one of our mediation blends. Choose from Awareness, Power, Balance,

8.) Spend time outside. When it’s cold out it can be easy to stay inside but the benefits of fresh air and light exercise cannot be overemphasized for a fresh perspective.

9.) Set an intention. Remember your thoughts shape your life. The winter is a great time to go deep, find what really nourishes you and set your mind on it.

10.) Focus on hearty and nourishing soups. Great for improving digestion, soups are a mainstay of winter cleanses. Try our Replenishing Soup Herbs for a potent and warming tonic.

Lindsey Lawson MS EAMP is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Clinic Director at Glow Natural Health and Seattle Fertility Acupuncture. She is passionate about healthy, happy living. For an appointment call Glow at 206 568 7545

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Time to stoke the fires within as we approach the coldest, darkest point of the year. The Winter Solstice isFire Cider Seattle WA the perfect time for an invigorating, warming, tonic beverage. Fire cider is a traditional beverage that we think is perfect for invigorating health in the Pacific Northwest. Ours is made with a base of apple cider vinegar with warming herbs and spices added. We like garlic, ginger, onions, and hot peppers but you can adjust the ratio to your own taste or to use what you have fresh. Conveniently, I had one jalapeno pepper plant that I moved inside at the end of the summer that had fresh hot peppers ready for use. Combine all the ingredients and let them sit for at least a month. The flavor is intense but leaves you feeling that your internal fire is stoked. Add a shot to honey and fresh lemon for an immune system boost. Add to soups for added flavor and health benefits. Enjoy!

 

2 cups apple cider vinegar

1 jalepeno sliced thinly

½ cup garlic (cut into halves)

½ cup ginger

½ cup onion

1 tablespoon turmeric

½ orange

1 lemon

1 tablespoon black peppercorns

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

 

Makes 32 oz

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Over 1400 years ago, a piece of unusually fragrance driftwood washed ashore on the tiny island of Awaji.  Island locals, realizing its unique properties, presented the log to the Empress Suiko. An era of appreciation of scent began.

 

At Glow, we appreciate the benefits of incense on the Shen or Spirit. It has calming, uplifting and a powerful space clearing effects. It’s perfect as daily ritual and a moment to reflect.

 

The Ten Virtues of Koh were compiled in the 16th century and continue to capture the spirit of incense appreciation.

 

Ten virtues of Incense:

  • It refreshes the mind and body
  • It removes impurity
  • It brings alertness
  • It is a companion in solitude
  • In the midst of busy affairs it offers a moment of peace
  • It enhances the meditative environment
  • When it is plentiful one never tires of it
  • When there is little one is still satisfied
  • Age does not change it’s efficacy
  • Used everyday it does no harm

We also carry a lovely selection of burners and bowls!

incense burners and bowls

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Did you now we offer aromatherapy at Glow? You can select a scent that suits you or your massage Aromatherapy Seattletherapist can make you a custom blend to suit your health needs. These powerful oils penetrate through the skin directly into your system to heal and regulate. Gentle and pleasant in their effects they also have a profound effect on the mind and spirit. If you are using aromatherapy for fertility it should be done in the first half of your cycle until day 14 ovulation. If you do not ovulate it can be done until the cycle becomes regular.

All of our oils are therapeutic grade and tested for purity. We use Snow Lotus brand which is not a mutli-level marketing company. From Snow Lotus “ we sell products harvested from small producers worldwide who ethically wild harvest or sustainably cultivate the plants and distill the oils in small batches. As a result of working directly with artisan – and not commercial – producers, quality is never compromised – the oils remain genuine, authentic and as unadulterated as when they were first distilled.” Most Snow Lotus oils are certified organic by trusted agencies (Ecocert, Ceres, Qualite-France, etc.) in their country of origin, as well as certified NOP organic by the USDA. We love the Bergamont for the delightful orange smell.  It is perfect for promoting relaxation and aiding digestion.

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