Natural Cowgirl Returns

Dear readers, I am still here.  I took a writing vacation during a major life transition to empty nesting.  My husband and I still own and work at The Green House, our small family business, and we still provide old fashioned retail service where we actually talk to our customers and work with them to help them with their health goals.  The following is a summary of my natural health views and why I think it is important to use supplements along with a good diet and exercise program to stay healthy.


Natural health means many things to many people.  To me, it is a means of staying healthy in a world of confusing and less than optimal choices.

First and foremost, a healthy lifestyle is essential to good health.  This means the right food and the right exercise program for you.  Pills – whether natural or prescription cannot fix this for you.  I recommend diets that are suited to your body type and special needs with specific attention directed towards knowing and avoiding the foods that cause inflammation to your body.  Note that everybody has food sensitivies that cause inflammation – the most common are wheat (any form), sugar, corn and dairy.

Next, it is important to take basic supplements to support your body.  Today’s food typically does not provide important trace minerals, vitamins and omega 3 oils, and therefore, must be supplemented.  The quality and form of the nutrients in your supplements is one of the most important criteria in deciding what to buy.  Cheap supplements that are available everywhere are typically not worth the money as they are the wrong form and cannot be utilized effectively by the body. Even worse, the wrong form or quality of any nutrient stresses the body and can cause damage and toxicity.  Buy supplements from high quality brands.  If you do not know what to buy, shop with reputable stores who carry only quality supplements and who also have service to help direct you to products well suited for you.

One of the most important categories of supplements is cleansing and detoxification.  I recommend cleanses to almost everybody.  They help the body in so many ways and most people feel significantly better after a cleanse.  One of my favorites is a whole-body cleanse that works on all organs of elimination.  And, there are also cleanses for the liver, the kidneys, the lymphatic system, the colon and more.  Parasite and yeast/fungus cleanses are also important tools for health as are heavy metal cleanses.

The next important category of supplements is those that help support your particular health issues.  Whether it’s digestion, vision, joint health, memory, detox, healthy aging, etc., it is important to find supplements that suits you.  The right one(s) will make a noticeable difference.

Natural health seems anything but natural as I believe that it requires work and supplementation.  Everyone wants to feel better and to age more gracefully, so consider supplementing for your health.

About NaturalCowgirl

Margaret Durst has been involved with natural health for over 20 years. In her early 30s, she was faced with a medical diagnosis that recommended a lifetime of prescription drugs. In her heart, she knew that there must be an alternative way to healing and health and thus began her journey into natural health. Along the way, Margaret has trained with many different natural health practitioners and earned a degree in Naturopathy. She established her nutritional consulting practice and opened The Green House in 2003 to enable her mission of helping people navigate the natural health maze. People have praised Margaret for intuitive ability to help people address their health issues and goals with diet and lifestyle choices and successfully take responsibility for their health and wellbeing. This comes from Margaret’s deeply held beliefs in the body’s innate ability to heal and in the tools nature provides for health and healing.
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