By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2008
Dr. Wanda Harris, the Herbal Lady, says clients have seen many positive benefits from using the popular product Silver Shield.
It is time again to make your NewYear’s resolutions. Instead of trying for the fifth year in a row toget back to the gym, how about trying something different? Make the resolution to keep your immune system in top shape, one of the most important things you can do for yourself. The Herbal Lady in Owasso offers many products and services to help.
Wanda Harris, N.D., of The Herbal Lady has been helping her clients fight diseases for over 30 years. An alumnus of Booker T.Washington High School, she completed her Doctorate in Naturopathy at the Trinity College of Natural Health 11 years ago.
Many services are available at The Herbal Lady; some of which include iridology, reflexology, muscle testing and nutritional counseling. Also available is a wealth of Nature’s Sunshine products. “I have been working with this company for over 30 years, and I have total faith in their products,” Dr. Harris says. Nature’s Sunshine has been in business since 1972, and the company’s products are rigorously tested to meet the high standards of pharmaceutical companies.
“While there are thousands of diseases, there are only eight reasons a person gets sick,” Dr. Harris mentions. “If you can narrow that down and work on the root causes of illness, your health may be improved.” Dr. Gordon Pedersen, Ph.D., lists those factors in his publication, “8 Causes of Disease.” They include: deficiencies, contagions, immune dysfunction, abnormal metabolism, stress, injuries, genetics/age, as well as toxins/free radicals. According to Dr. Harris, the eight causes of disease are common things we all deal with on a regular basis.
With our hectic lifestyles,deficiencies in nutrition, sleepand exercise plague many Americans. Contagions are all around us, from parasites and pets to sick coworkers. And, recently, many people have been concerned about the staphylococcus infection known as MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus.
According to Dr. Pederson’s work, immune dysfunction can occur due to overuse of antibiotics. This common problem leaves the body less able to fight off infections.
The fourth problem on Dr. Pederson’s list, abnormal metabolism, can cause a variety of issues. Among other problems, hormone levels can be affected, blood sugar problems can arise, and weight gain can become an issue.
Also on the list is stress. A major contributor to disease, it can be an added burden to a body that is already fighting to maintain its health. “Stress can lead to weight gain, problems sleeping, depression and diabetes, just to name a few,” says Dr. Harris.
Drs. Harris and Pederson believe that injuries are another source of disease in the body. Injuries, which often result from an accident or overuse of certain parts of the body, can often be prevented. Whether by accident or overuse, injuries can cause additional stress to the body and can add to the chance for disease.
While genetics and aging take their tolls on the body, Dr. Harris believes they are not all predisposed. “Lifestyle choices, such as exercising and eating healthy, make a big difference in how a body ages,” she says.
Toxins and free radicals are the final things on Dr. Pederson’s list of eight things that cause disease. Whether it is cleaning products, smoke, mold or a number of other things, we are exposed to toxins and free radicals daily.
According to Dr. Harris, Nature’s Sunshine has developed a product that addresses these issues by building up the immune system. Silver Shield, the latest product offered at The Herbal Lady, helps clients battle diseases. “I have used colloidal silver for many years with good results,” Dr. Harris says. “Now Nature’s Sunshine has improved it and patented the new formula. I love that it will destroy bacteria and improve the immune system.”
The Herbal Lady has kits available containing Silver Shield with a fine-mist spray bottle, a nasal atomizer, as well as an ear dropper to make using it more convenient. “Every medicine cabinet should have Silver Shield,” Dr. Harris says. “With the increase of pneumonia and the staphylococcus infections that we are seeing, Silver Shield is a powerful tool. It’s really amazing.”
Make your health a priority this year. Visit The Herbal Lady on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store is closed on Tuesday and Sunday.