Acne

Acne may be present due to a number of ailments such as a hormonal imbalance, daily toxin exposures, a sign of an internal deficiency or excess, and more. Discovering the root cause can help you make adjustments to your diet and lifestyle accordingly to remove blemishes completely. To clear your skin and guarantee an acne…

Eczema & Dry Skin

Nutrients: primrose essential oil, vitamin A (strengthens tissue), b-complex (anti-aging), kelp (minerals), vitamin E (fights free radicals), zinc, coenzyme Q10, free form amino acid Herbs: blackthorn, blackberry leaf, hawthorn berry, aloe vera, candula, comfrey (skin softening properties, reduces redness and soothes irritated skin) Tea: chamomile, dandelion, goldenseal, myrhh, pau d’ arco, red clover, gotu kola (antioxidants…

Sebaceous Cysts

These are skin growths that contain both sebum oil and skin proteins.  Most are found on the face, scalp or back. Often are described as whiteheads. Key herbs and vitamins:  Primrose oil, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, garlic, kelp Other Herbs: Aloe vera spread on affected area, burdock root and red clover for blood cleansing, goldenseal…

Anti-Aging

Aging is the result of the breakdown of nucleic acids, proteins and cell structures caused by the presence of free radicals. Here are simple ways to combat aging. For extensive resources on herbalism, plant based wellness and the detox lifestyle, check out our Overall Health & Wellness Program. Herbs: Burdock root and red clover to…

Alleviating Hypertension

Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. It is a recording of 140-159 systolic over 90-99 diastolic. Factors that contribute are: stress, diet and lack of exercise. These increase risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, kidney disease, vision loss and metabolic syndrome. Dietary recommendations: Whole Foods, plant based, oil free diet – check out Detox Dandy’s…

Insomnia & Chronic Fatigue

Supplements & Vitamins: Calcium, magnesium, melatonin, B complex, vitamin C, zinc Herbs, all promote beneficial REM sleep: california poppy, kava kava, hops, lemon balm, passion flower, skull cap, valerian root* Kava kava is a very strong relaxant and may cause drowsiness. *Highly recommended     Source: (Balch, Phyllis A. Prescription For Nutritional Healing. 5th ed….

Arthritis

Arthritis presents symptoms such as swollen, painful joints as well as muscle contractions. Below are simple home remedies and herbal supplementation to alleviate arthritic pains. There are a number of causes including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, gout, systemic lupus erythematosus, infectious, etc. Herbs: Alfalfa, cat’s claw, hot peppers such as cayenne, brigham tea, buchu leaves, burdock root,…

About

Rebekah Ortiz is the owner of integrative wellness business Detox Dandy based out of Virginia Beach with the addition of a national virtual community. Dandy is short for the highly detoxifying herb, the dandelion. She is a Certified Plant Based Wellness Specialist, Speaker, Herbal Retreat Planner, Social Media Influencer and Community Organizer. Detox Dandy’s services…

Hypothyroidism

Hypothyroidism is caused by an underproduction of the thyroid hormone. Symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, inability to tolerate a cold, weight gain and more. Thyroid Self Test: to test yourself for an underactive thyroid, keep a thermometer by your bed at night. When you awaken in the morning, place the thermometer under your arm…