l.c. of acirema Giveaway Winner

A big thanks to all of you who entered my giveaway for products from l.c. of acirema provided by Lori Roop. And the winner is…

Lori P!

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Lori will be receiving $50 worth of natural body care products of her choice.  Lori, I’ve sent you each an email confirming that you won and requesting your contact information.  You have 48 hours to respond to that email and then I’ll send your name and information on to Lori of l.c. of acirema so that she can send you your prize.

Discount code LUCKYJARS30 is extended until tomorrow, March 1st!  Visit l.c. of acirema and enter that code to receive 30% off your order!


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Interview with Lori of l.c. of acirema

Bath FizzersAfter doing a review of the products from l.c. of acirema, I thought it would be fun to sit down with Lori and learn a little more about her and her business.  I think you’ll enjoy getting to know her!

Don’t forget – get 30% off your order through Lori’s Etsy shop by using coupon code LUCKYJARS30.  The coupon expires February 28, 2013.

Mindy: Why did you decide to study herbs?

Lori: There are two reasons I decided to study herbs.  And while I didn’t go looking for herbs, they found me!

First, my father has a severely degenerative chronic disease; and, quite frankly, doctors didn’t always expect him to live.  He did survive, and for many years longer than expected and with a better quality of life.  I then became very interested in anything outside the mainstream medical paradigm that could possibly explain why he was he was doing so well.

For the second reason, it started while I was in college.  I developed chronic bronchitis and began taking multiple rounds of antibiotics each year.  My hay fever and seasonal allergies became uncontrollable by prescription allergy meds and when I began experiencing side effects from the meds, my doctors flat out didn’t believe that I was even experiencing the side effects!  I then saw an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist who recommended an MRI and other procedures to try and figure out why I had constant sinus infections, bronchitis and bronchi-pneumonia.  This started to sound very serious to me, even at age 20!  I began to research on my own (and the internet was in its infancy then) and decided to take matters into my own hands.  1)  I took a simple homeopathic remedy, Allium cepa, for my symptoms.  2)  I changed my diet to include more green and whole foods.  3)  The next time I got sick, I didn’t take any antibiotics.  I literally rolled up in about 3 blankets, stayed in bed for two days, sweating and getting the chills like crazy, and didn’t take another antibiotic for over 10 years.

I then told my Ear, Nose and Throat specialist about the benefits I found from the Allium cepa homeopathic remedy, and I kid you not, he said, “Do you want me to wear a bear claw necklace and dance around the campfire too?”  Wow.  Yep, he said those exact words.  I didn’t have the wherewithal at age 21 to say anything in return, but that comment spurred me to keep searching for answers in alternative-style medicine.  By the time I was 26, I was enrolled at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies, and ended up finishing the 3-year, almost 1400 hour program as a Certified Clinical Herbalist.  Our Advanced Classes director, Paul Bergner, firmly believed that you should first treat someone with diet and lifestyle changes, then with an adjunct of herbs.  See why I think the herbs found me? [Continue reading]

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