An ounce of prevention is certainly better than a pound of cure!
Creating Healthy Habits & Maintaining General Well-Being
We live in a time where Antibiotic Resistance is becoming common, where Polypharmacy is the norm and Chronic diseases are at an all-time high. It is time to get back to basics! Whole foods,2 fruit +5 Veggies, daily herbs, adequate Hydration and time spent in Nurturing relationships and ourselves.
The HHS aims to help individuals get back to healthy habits. Consuming the blends throughout the day acts as a systemic tonic. All of the blends address inflammation & oxidation, issues which underscore many disease conditions. The variety of nutrients easily consumed and absorbed daily in this manner encourages numerous organs and systems to function optimally.
The human body is an amazing self-adjusting organism, when given the right tools and environment. The HHS is designed to aid in preventing further decline, repairing damage that has occurred and restoring balance and health within the mind & body.
Water is an essential element for our survival. It makes up about two thirds of our body weight, with the brain containing 95% water and the blood 82%. Adequate hydration is vital for all of our bodily functions: biochemical reactions occur in the watery spaces between our cells, and water is necessary for digestion, nutrient transport, waste and toxin elimination, temperature regulation and joint lubrication.
Consumption of water on a regular basis is important, as we are continually losing it through sweat, breathing, urination and bodily processes. Even a small drop in water quantity in the body can trigger dehydration and you may experience such symptoms as headaches, brain fog, increased irritability and, lack of concentration or fatigue.
The HHS not only goes a long way in meeting your hydration requirements for the day, but its regular consumption fosters greater ease of digestion and assimilation of beneficial nutrients contained within the blends. These beverages can be consumed hot or chilled to adjust for seasonal requirements and contain no refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, additives or preservatives.
It all starts in the gut! The human body is colonised by multiple species of bacteria that are influenced by the birth procedure, environment, diet, weight, disease status, medications, stress, gender and age. Our gut health significantly impacts our immunity and our mental wellbeing so it is important to address microbiome balance and inflammation in this area.
A wide variety of disorders have been associated with gut inflammation and a compromised microbiota: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, food intolerances, allergies, Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity, insulin resistance and many more.
Typically, these issues are addressed with pharmaceutical medications and/or dietary and lifestyle changes, but often these drug solutions further compromise the gut. Alternatively, using the HHS, individuals are able to address inflammation and immunity systemically, while also providing nutrients to soothe and support gut Health. Ingredients such as Turmeric, Cinnamon, Ginger and Peppermint directly work to ease gastrointestinal discomfort, flatulence and bloating.
Although inflammation is an essential immune response to an injury or pathogen, ongoing inflammation can contribute to the pathogenesis of conditions such as Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes and Alzheimer’s Disease. Medications can ease inflammation, but this is only a temporary solution as the underlying causes need to be addressed long term. The HHS is packed with nutrients that have anti-inflammatory properties and no nasty side-effects.
A strong immune system is dependent on a healthy mind as well as a well-balanced diet containing important nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Antioxidants are our body’s best defence against free radicals which cause damage to cells throughout the body. Certain foods and herbs enhance immune function and protect against disease. A well-functioning digestive system is also required for immune health as 70% of the immune system is located in the digestive tract!
The HHS contains antioxidants in every blend! Coupled with this, there is a ‘brew’ specifically focused on further enhancement of this area with even more antioxidants as well as nutrients with anti-microbial properties. Brain, stress and digestive support are targeted in other combinations so your immune system is getting boosts throughout the day.
Stress can lead to an emotional, physical or psychological response to something that has occurred in daily life. It impacts the whole body causing minute alterations in body chemistry, temperature, pH and electrical charge and can present in a multitude of ways. Stress hormones like adrenaline and cortisol help individuals when something is urgent or life threatening, but if triggered too often or chronically can cause harm.
Ongoing stress is tiring and impacts individuals at a cellular level, leading to fatigue, compromised immunity and even long-term impacts on memory, sleep, blood sugar levels, mood and weight. Furthermore ongoing stress increases the risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions.
Stress facilitates the need for individualized methods of relief. This can be things such as exercise, yoga and meditation. It also is important to address poor-serving lifestyle habits, including inadequate nutrient intake, and insufficient hydration.
The HHS offers the combined ability for individuals to improve their hydration and take advantage of the natural benefits of the herbs. These herbs support the nervous system, address anxiety and reduce sleep disturbances. Adaptogens like Rhodiola & Ginseng help individuals feel less stressed, by enhancing the body’s ability to adapt to stressful situations.
Give your nervous and adrenal systems some TLC by having your cuppas!
Mental & Brain Health
Stress, inflammation, sleep deprivation and poor digestive health can impact our mood, memory and neurological health. A diet rich in good fats and quality proteins as well as plenty of antioxidants helps to support brain health as do exercises for the mind and body.
Neurotransmitters are substances that are responsible for transmitting electrical impulses throughout the brain. They do a wide range of things and a deficiency or excess of them plays a role in many different conditions. Low levels of the neurotransmitter Acetlycholine, for example, has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease or low levels of GABA with anxiety. Some herbs included in our mixes help to boost the levels of these neurotransmitters.
The HHS’s signature Cognitive Assist blend is made of precious Chinese herbs which were used in number of clinical trials against Alzheimer’s disease. These brain-health focused ingredients improve blood flow, addresse oxidation & inflammation in the brain as well as provide some neuro-protection. Other blends, which address gut concerns, stress and sleep, work synergistically with this signature blend to support brain health.
While most people know about the importance of hydration, how can we ensure we drink enough every day? So often we are busy and forget! In addition, as we age, the thirst signals in our brain do not always operate as effectively as they once did, further contributing to hydration inadequacy.
Some of our fruits and vegetables provide us with healthy fluids but, ultimately, we need to get into the habit of regularly consuming adequate water in order for our cells to function optimally throughout the day.
The HHS is designed to create good hydration habits and help with this proper cellular function. It makes it easy to drink, even when you are not thirsty, relying herbal teas as an ideal means of hydrating and energizing our physical and mental health.