Heal your inflammation

Have you ever experienced joint pain? Stubborn weight gain or bloating that just won’t go away? Allergies and sinus issues? It is very likely that you may be suffering from an inflammatory response. More and more these days we are exposed to chemicals in our food, in the body products we use, and in our environment. We can’t always control the chemicals that we come into contact with, but we can choose what we put in and on our bodies.

Everyone experiences inflammation during an injury. This is the healthy inflammatory response which is built into our systems. Acute inflammation is the body’s way of protecting us in response to injury. However, when chronic inflammation starts to make a home in your body, disease will eventually ensue. Chronic inflammation can present as fatigue, rash, joint pain, weight gain, abdominal pain, mouth sores, even chest pain (I have experienced all of this and more due to inflammation). In fact, all autoimmune diseases have an inflammatory component. SCARY RIGHT? It can be very scary, but it doesn’t have to be. There are so many things that we can do to minimize chronic inflammation.

Nature provides some awesome natural anti-inflammatories and my favorite is ‘Olena. Most people know it as turmeric which has a very long history in medicinal use; dating back nearly 4000 years. Turmeric originated in Southern India which continues to be the world’s largest producer.

My deep love for ‘Olena started over 5 years ago when I had become so ill that I was literally trying everything and anything to just feel better. It was during this time that my husband was gifted our very first ‘Olena plant. I soon found that ‘Olena would help with my chronic wide spread pain by way of decreasing the chronic inflammation that was occurring in my gut. I suffered from leaky gut syndrome (amongst other illnesses) which a complete change in my daily nutrition regimen and the addition of ‘Olena into my diet, helped turn me around.  My husband planted as much ‘Olena that he could get his hands on so that I would have it fresh all the time. I learned to juice it and drink it straight up (it’s rough but you’ll get used to it), I dehydrated it and made it into tea, or to use in soups and meals. We used it in poultices for numerous injuries and it soon found its place in our Natural Aloha products.

In 2014 when I was the sickest that I had ever been in my life, everything ached; including my muscles. It was then that our Homegrown Body Scrub and Salt Soak was born. This stuff has been called MAGIC by many who use it! IF you have achy muscles from working out, sore feet and legs from standing all day, or dry itchy and scaly skin…..Homegrown ‘Olena works FABULOUSLY! This is no joke! Every time I use it, I am once again AMAZED by how I feel after using it! You can use it as a body scrub to exfoliate, nourish, moisturize, and sooth your skin. Or you can use it as a salt soak to detoxify and rejuvenate your body, and reduce inflammation. Systemic inflammation starts from within, so eating an anti-inflammatory diet is always best! (For more information on an anti-inflammatory diet or for consultation, email naturalalohahi@gmail.com)

Today our ‘Olena can be found, not only in our Homegrown ‘Olena Body Scrub and Salt Soak, but also in our Olenalicious Lip Balm and our ‘Olena Love Lotion. From time to time we are able to provide small batches of our dehydrated ‘Olena for sale.