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Dandelion is an excellent blood cleanser and is most effective on the liver, kidneys and skin. It is excellent for conditions such as arthritis, skin problems, gout, poor digestion, constipation, PMS and Candida.


Dandelion should be considered primarily as a liver tonic and bile stimulant. As well as this, it has the added benefit of lessening the tendency to form gallstones. It has proven so beneficial in this regard that it should be included in therapeutic programs where the person has a history of stone formation or where gallstones are suspected.


It is very high in vitamins and minerals, such as iron, copper, silicon, magnesium, sodium, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sulphur, vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, C, and D. It also contains some protein and the liver regulating substance choline. This makes dandelion an invaluable herb to help keep these nutrient levels up in the body.


It is a good herb to use when a diuretic action is needed. This is caused by the high level of potassium in dandelion, more than any other medicinal plant.



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AUGUST 2012 

The Ladies who lunch come to NourishMe!

Let's Talk About...  

The Kidney


Your kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of your fist. They are located in the middle of your back, just below your rib cage, on either side of your spine. Although the kidneys are small organs by weight, they receive a huge amount -- 20 percent -- of the blood pumped by the heart.


 Kidneys balance the body's chemistry by cleaning the entire blood supply every 5 minutes.  


The critical regulation of the body's salt, potassium and acid content is performed by the kidneys. The kidneys also produce hormones that affect the function of other organs. For example, a hormone produced by the kidneys stimulates red blood cell production. Other hormones produced by the kidneys help regulate blood pressure and control calcium metabolism.


The kidneys are powerful chemical factories that perform the following functions:

  • remove waste products from the body
  • remove drugs from the body
  • balance the body's fluids
  • release hormones that regulate blood pressure
  • produce an active form of vitamin D that promotes strong, healthy bones
  • control the production of red blood cells
  • help regulate your blood pressure

 What you can do to keep your kidneys healthy:

  • Take electrolytes for potassium intake rather than through high sugar content bananas, or salt. Aim for less than 1,500 milligrams of pure unrefined pink salt daily.    
  • Our heart can't function without  potassium, and salt. We recommend this: 
  • Drink alkaline water, and /or filtered water. 
  • Do not eat foods that have been sprayed with Bt Biopestiside such as Roundup, which is made by and heavily marketed by Monsanto despite the damage to crops, along with illnesses and birth defects  in people and livestock.
  • Just say No to GMO products. See Non GMO Project. 
  •  No factory grown animals which feed on GMO's, anti-biotics, and growth hormones. The kidneys have trouble with filtering these foreign materials.  

Food and Supplements:

  • Lemon Juice: Real lemon juice, not flavoring, is a very simple supplement for kidney health. The natural occurring acid in lemon juice may help prevent the formation of, and help break kidney stones. Plus as a natural antiseptic it keeps bacteria from forming in the kidneys.
  • Vitamin B6: All "B" vitamins are healthy and beneficial for the kidneys. B6 helps lower urinary oxalate, the main ingredient in some stones. B6 deficiency may be the cause of kidney stones.
  • Vitamin C: This vitamin is wonderful for the immune system and kidney health. C helps in the prevention of uric acid crystal kidney stones. Consuming grapes, oranges, carrots, juices, and vitamin supplements.
  • Aloe Vera Juice: This type of juice can reduce the size of a kidney stone and can also prevent the formation. Aloe Vera juice is  anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti- bacterial supplement. It's a very beneficial for great overall kidney health, as well as the relief of pain from a kidney stone.
  • Horsetail/Silica: This supplement is used primarily as a diuretic, which rids the body of excess fluids, by increasing the output of urine. Increased urine output is a staple for good kidney health.
  • Dandelion: see side bar
  • Artichoke: Artichoke stimulates the flow of bile from the liver, and helps reduce the symptoms of heartburn and those pesky hangovers caused by too much alcohol. Artichoke is also used for high cholesterol, irritable bowel syndrome, kidney problems, anemia, fluid retention, arthritis, bladder infections, and liver problems. 
  • Chinese Herbs: Eight Righteous Teapills, and Wu Ling San, which promotes urination and dissolves stones.

Five till Ketch' Em Alive

Zen Matcha Tea: You can drink it, hot or cold, make ice cream, and even slather it on your skin.   


Nourish Me will host the official launch party  for the line of ZenMatcha face masks, made with organic Idaho ingredients at 5 p.m. Tuesday Aug. 21.


ZenMatcha owner Naomi Thomas will demonstrate the face mask, explaining why and how the ingredients are so powerful at beautifying the skin. She'll also apply it personally to anyone who desires a hands-on experience.

And that's not all. We will also serve free chilled ZenMatcha martinis, Iced Lemon Zen Midori drinks, and selling freshly made tins of ZenFace to take home, at a special discounted price to all attendees.


Come and get green and beautiful, then head across the street to Ketchum Alive, with glowing skin.


Hope to see you all there ~ we will have fun, get tipsy, and get gorgeous. Please RSVP so we'll know how many folks to expect at our Five till Ketch' Em events. (208) 720-6192.




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NourishMe gals: Keri, Shayla, Alagna, Monica, Sadie, Julie, Diana, Ruth, Gwen, Dana missing April and Emily.
Peggy Bates



We now carry a locally made energetic essence, Space Clearing, made Dynamic Feng Shui in Ketchum.


"It''s not a air freshener," said creator and feng shui practitioner Peggy Bates. "It's formulated to shift energy. It's a combination of the essential oils and essences that grew out of my practice."


She suggests using it when one wants to fill a void when you "repatterning," a process that can help identify and clear the patterns of energy underlying any issue, problem or pain you are experiencing.


She also recommends it when moving house, moving furniture, traveling, in hotel rooms, in a rental home or car, in kids' rooms, and even around your body on a bad day.



Our friends at Tranquility Cafe will hold Artisans Afternoons from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesdays through August  at 580 Washington Ave. in Ketchum. There will be henna tattoos, face painting, dream catcher lessons, encaustic demos, astrology readings and more. For more information visit Tranquility Cafe.

Idaho's Bounty's
regular Wednesday
from 4-6 p.m  pick-up in Ketchum is at NourishMe. For more inidahos bountyformation on membership visit Idaho's Bounty.

NourishMe offers 10 percent off to Access Card holders, NourishMe card holders, and seniors also receive a "Wise" discount of 10% off.
For more events taking place this month visit the Sun Valley Wellness Calendar. 


"Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food Hippocrates
Julie Johnson / 151 Main St. N. / Ketchum, Idaho 83333 / (208) 928-7604