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Herb Corner

                  The Herb Corner

                  and Learning Center                             Melbourne FL is a Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with  a Masters
                                                                      Cecelia Avitabile of The Herb Corner and Learning Center in
                                                                    of Herbalism degree and over 20 years of  herbal experience.  A
             More than just herbs and herbal classes               member of American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the
                                                                   American Herbalist Guild. Visit 321-757-7522
                Certified Master Herbalist &
              Holistic Healthcare Provider on Staff               CELIAC DISEASE (GLUTEN INTOLERANCE)
                Hours: Wed-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 11-3                 About 2  million  Americans  are  troubled  by  Celiac Disease
                                                                (CD). Once considered a malabsorption condition of early
             277 N. Babcock St., Melbourne                      childhood, now is  recognized  as  a  common  auto  immune
                321-757-7522                                    condition also known as “Gluten Intolerance.” When people
                                                                with  CD  eat  foods  with  gluten  (the  major protein  in  many
                  Our Herbal                                    grains including wheat and wheat flour products) their immune
                Certification                                   system sees it as an invader and creates a defense against it,
                                                                this causes inflammation within the intestines which then leads
                      Course                                    to malabsorption.  Even though  the  person might  be  eating
                                                                what is believed to be nutritious food they are suffering from
                                                                malnutrition because the inflammation is blocking the absorption
                “Reclaiming                                     of nutrients. Symptoms of CD seem to be different from person
                                                                to person and because symptoms overlap with other conditions
                 Your Roots”                                    such  as,  fibromyalgia,  anemia,  lupus,  arthritis,  dermatitis
                                                                herpetiformus,  Chrons,  spastic  colon,  scleroderma  or
                                                                osteoporosis CD can be misdiagnosed or missed altogether. For
                  An in depth study of the healing              infants and children CD shows up as delayed growth, neurological
             properties of herbs from September 2017            or behavioral problems. For adult’s symptoms may be reoccurring
                                                                abdominal pain with or without bloating, constipation, diarrhea.
              – November 2017 on alternate Sundays.             There  may  be  problems  with  chronic  sinusitis,  headaches,
                                                                fatigue,  weakness  or  eczema,  osteoporosis  or  bone  pain.
                        Pre registration is required            Taking  a  natural  approach  to  CD  involves  following  a  gluten
               Cost $325 plus a materials fee of $50 includes   free diet which allows the gut to heal. Since even the smallest

              all printed instruction and materials. A $50 non-  amount of gluten can affect the intestines try to avoid all foods
                                                                containing gluten including wheat, barley, rye, spelt, semolina,
               refundable deposit is required for books and     which can be found in breads, pastries and cereals. Read labels
             supplies due by May 30th, 2017 with the balance    carefully,  foods  like  soup, candies,  cold cuts,  soy sauce  and
              made in thirteen additional installments of $25.    mayo,  medications,  vitamins,  make-up  or  glue  on envelopes
                                                                are known  to contain  gluten.  fortunately  it’s not as hard as
              A certificate will be awarded upon completion.    you might think since more and more companies are becoming
              Call for more info 321-757-7522                   aware  of  Gluten  Intolerance.   Along with  dietary  changes  you
               As a Master Herbalist I will help to start you “on the road” to   may  also want  to use  supplements  and  herbs to bring health
             herbalism.  “Reclaiming Your Roots” provides you with the health-  and balance back to the intestines. Vitamins A, E, C, K, zinc and
             promoting herbal skills that have nearly been lost to our “modern”   folate help protect the cellular lining of the gut. Omega-3-fatty-
             world.    In 3 months you will learn how to treat non-emergency   acids ease inflammation of the intestines and foods with sulfur
             health problems, and gain an excellent grounding in the basics:   (garlic, onions, eggs, fish) can help heal the intestines. Digestive
             teas, tinctures, salves, syrups, compresses.  Classes will include   enzymes help the body breakdown nutrients so they can better
             herbs for the Digestive, Nervous, Circulatory, Urinary, Respiratory,   be absorbed; and probiotics help maintain the integrity of the
             Immune, Muscular & Skeletal systems. Along with healthy choices
             for women, men, children and pets. You will take two nature walks,   intestines.  Herbs  like  Slippery  Elm,  Marshmallow,  Aloe  and
             one at Turkey Creek, and the other in an herbalist’s garden.   Licorice contain mucilaginous properties that form a protective
             Sign up now for the next class.                    coating  on mucus  membranes  of the  intestines  allowing  it  to
                  Also gifts, jewelry, gemstones, candles,      heal. Paprika, Goldenseal, Echinacea and Ginger heal damaged
               Himalayan salt lamps, organic skin care soaps    tissue  caused  by  irritation  and  inflammation  which  is  the
                                                                underlying  cause  of CD.  Antimicrobial,  antibacterial,  antiviral
              and cosmetics, glass and plastic bottles, herbal   and  antifungal  herbs  such  as  Garlic,  Olive  leaf,  Goldenseal,
               supplies, organic essential oils and diffusers,   Echinacea  speed  up the  healing  process by boosting the
                         detox foot bath sessions.              immune system within the digestive system making it stronger
                                    speeding  up the  healing  process.  And herbs like  Dandelion
                                                                root and  Yellowdock help  detoxify  the  body through  the  liver
                 for articles, recipes, newsletter              helping to further nourish the body. Addressing these allows the
                                                                intestines to heal quicker so proper absorption can begin again.
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