Monday, February 28, 2011

Calling all NEW MOMMIES, EXHAUSTED workers, People running around like Chickens with their Heads Cut Off

Are you feeling low on energy?  Do you feel by 2pm you are in dire need of a nap but there's no way you can squeeze one in?  Are you opposed to the sugar-laden energy drinks, even those that claim they won't cause you to crash in a couple of hours because you want something NATURAL?

Well look no further.  Veronica Jenkins of the Chicago Herb Shop has just what you need to boost your energy levels naturally and avoid the crash 2 hours later.  Just call today at 773-783-3376 or email chicagoherbshop@gmail.com for a one-on-one talk with the best Natural Health Consultant and Health Coach for YOU!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

How's your New Year's Resolution Holding Up?



Many people have slipped off the wagon on their weight loss resolutions.  If that's you BUT you want to get back on track share your story saying how you fell off track and when and you may be the LUCKY person to get picked to receive a FREE bottle of FAT GRABBERS (about a $30 value).  Discounts for everyone else who shares their story.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

SWEAT IT OUT!

Sweat it out! Sweat it Out Sweat It Out!  A good work out helps you sleep better, breathe better (after the work out), is great for your immune system and pushes toxins out through you skin.  

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Clear Your Respiratory System

Clear your respiratory system with Fenugreek & Thyme.  Additionally it helps to keep the mucus thin and soothe irritated respiratory tissue.  It is also an herbal source of selenium, an important trace mineral that also functions as an antioxidant.  ON SALE THIS WEEK UNTIL SATURDAY FEBRUARY 26TH

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Get Your Eat On!

PINEAPPLE is a great source of Vitamin C and manganese (mineral that promotes bone health).  Share this info with someone you care about.

It Starts With a Healthy Spirit

If you're walking in fear, it's time to get a new pair of shoes.  Get great mood-boosting vitamins @ chicagoherbshop.com

Success Story Saturdays

Check out our great Success Stories.  Send your stories to chicagoherbshop@gmail.com to be featured next week.

Say whatever you did this week to improve your health from good workouts to putting down that extra candy bar. Check out the featured success stories every week.

"I had lunch w/my colleagues and had grilled food instead of fried :-)" ~Erika G.

"Drank more water" ~Nia W.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Texts and Blog Contest

To participate send us your number in an email OR post below OR just email your answer to chicagoherbshop@gmail.com. First 5 correct responses receive a free gift.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Riddle: I'm a mood-boster heart-saver the key to unlock calcium absorption found in milk mushrooms salmon herbal supplements or sun light...what am I?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Respiratory Health and Link to Garrett A Morgan Biography Biography


Black Health Month

Asthma Sucks! 

Yes it does and so do other Respiratory issues like hayfever, sinus problems, general chest or head congestion, seasonal allergies, etc. 

A lot of respiratory issues even are caused by the air we breathe being toxic.  Air purifiers help.  And dust and clean your home on a regular basis.  God forbid the dust bunnies are keeping you and your family sick because there's no clean air to breathe.  Some of our allergies can be nipped in the bud by removing the triggers.  But for many you can't remove the triggers especially if it's from outside (i.e., pollen, cut grass, etc.).  But there are some things that can help.  ALJ is great for respiratory health.  Histablock works great to battle against allergens, pollutants, and toxins. 

And contrary to popular belief, being physically active (especially running around and playing for children) can decrease asthmatic episodes. 

Black History Month

Garrett A Morgan Biography - Biography.com

Friday, February 4, 2011

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Healthy Hair and link to Madame C.J. Walker Biography

Black Health Month

Black Women know how hard it is to keep their hair in good shape.  We do all sorts of things to our hair which may not always be beneficial.  But here are some tips to increase your hair growth, quality, luster and shine.

1st -- understand your hair.  Know if your hair is coarse, fine, thick, thinning, curly, straight, etc.  It helps to talk to a beautician who really knows hair--whether natural or relaxed.  He/she can let you know what to do and what to put on your hair to help from the outside in, especially when experiencing different and harsh weather climates.  When you know and understand your hair then you can work with it, not fight against it. 

2nd -- drink plenty of water.  Staying hydrated strengthens and adds luster to your hair.

3rd -- eat well-balanced meals.  Include good fats to keep your skin and scalp moisturized.

4th -- take vitamins and supplements such as HSN-W, Super Omega-3 EPA, or Jojoba Oil (apply to scalp)

5th -- find a way to reduce and relieve stress.  Stress can affect your hair. 

Black History Month

Madame C.J. Walker Biography

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mental/Psychological Health and link to Solomon Carter Fuller

Black Health Month


FREE YOUR MIND....! Find time especially today to free your mind.  If you're in the Midwest, especially CHICAGO (Blizzard/Thundersnow of 2011), and at home, do something to ease your mind.  Take this time at home with friends/family to watch movies, play board games, bond, laugh, connect, work out, do a little yoga, relax, have a mini-spa day, dance to music/wii michael jackson game. Do something fun.

Keep your mood positive and high.  Open the curtains/shades and let whatever sunlight or reflection from the snow in.  You don't want to sit in gloominess of your house.  Take a warm bath with aromatherapy candles or oils burning.  Lavender or Jasmine are good for relaxation.  You can even put them in your bath water. 

Remember to still drink your water.  You may not be out in that cold but your house may be dry and you could get dehydrated with whatever you're doing (in or outside). 

Don't get your nerves worked up worry about the snow or your car.  It's nature...she's bigger than you!  Just go with the flow.  If you feel stressed out still try the Nervous Pack, it's great to support the nervous system, protect the brain against free radical damage, and promote the production of serotonin, an important neurotransmitter for improved mood, appetite and sleep.





Black Health Month
Solomon Carter Fuller

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Heart Health and link to Daniel Hale Williams Biography

Black Health Month

Cardiovascular issues are often seen in the Black community, especially heart disease and high blood pressure.  We can prevent and reduce some of these issues with a few good healthy habits.

1st -- Find out what your blood pressure (BP) is right now.  You can go to Walgreens, or any local drug store in your neighborhood to check your blood pressure.  Many stores have automated blood pressure machines that you can use for free (usually near the pharmacy). 

A lot of people don't want to know what their blood pressure is, or other health statuses.  But wouldn't you rather know so you can DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT IT rather than drop dead of the silent death--otherwise known as stroke?  Of course you want to know!

2nd -- Once you know your blood pressure (low-to-normal but still good = no more than 120/80; borderline or what is known as pre-hypertension = a little above 120/80; or hypertension = way over 120/80), then you can take the next steps.

If you pressure is low-to-normal but still good, you want to maintain it.  Continue exercising.  You say you don't exercise right now but your BP is good?  Well lucky you!  But you can't ride on that wave forever.  Take some preventative steps so you won't have high BP.  Walk at least 30 minutes a day to keep the blood flowing.  Make sure it's at least a brisk walk...not that slow-stroll,-window-shopping walk.  You ant to break a sweat or feel a little worked out (also burns fat).  Exercise is great for those with pre-hypertension or hypertension. 

3rd -- Feed your body!  Or better yet, nourish your body.  Don't just eat something to make your stomach stop growling.  You want to eat well balanced meals, with FRUITS, VEGGIES, WHOLE WHEAT, THE GOOD FATS (like Omega-3's), WATER (a lots of it!).  And more importantly you want to prepare what you eat in a healthier way to keep your Ticker ticking just right. 

Stay tuned for the Eat Good Tastes Good page with preparation and cooking tips.

4th -- Find a way to Relax, Release, and Rejuvenate yourself.  Stress can cause high BP and eventually lead to strokes. 


Black History Month

Daniel Hale Williams Biography - Biography.com