We’re thrilled to have Paige from Mama’s Wellness Joint share some of her favorite items from The Joint.
My hope for Mama’s Wellness Joint has always been that it would be a wellness community that would expand way beyond the lines of a typical yoga studio. I was lucky enough to grow up in a household that championed alternative wellness. My Mom, known around The Joint as Mama Bev, is a nurse with a voracious appetite for the study of alternative medicine. Almost everything I know when it comes to this topic has been passed down by her. Many years ago a psychic even told me that in a past life my Mom was the Shamen of our village and I was her medicine woman. Possible? It sometimes feels that way! Every single product that we carry in MWJ is either a favorite of ours and/or tried and tested by those that we love and respect. Below is a list of our top sellers that we not only love, but we can’t seem to keep on our shelves!
Turmeric has long been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory in both the Chinese and Indian systems of medicine and we are absolutely amazed at its results. We sell Tumeric capsules from Tattva’s Herbs that are a tri-force combination of tumeric, including the extract. Known to improve muscle and joint health, provide superior antioxidant protection, assist in defending against free radicals, and support the body’s natural defenses. Use this supplement for any inflammatory process and actually heal instead of pacifying the pain with Advil and Tylenol. Use for any injury. One of my students used it for a broken bone with incredible results. Mama Bev even knocked out a bronchitis with it! Inflammation? Think tumeric! Recent ground breaking study in India found that tumeric extract is just as effective as Prozac. An incredible herb from mother nature. Sorry folks, adding some tumeric to your food is not going to cut it! You need therapeutic doses for its magic.
Raw Honey Oh the glory of raw honey! What can it NOT do? Raw honey is our oldest medicine. For centuries, honey has been used to treat all sorts of ailments. It can be applied topically to heal wounds and rashes, or it can be taken internally to treat infections and address other health concerns. For skin burns, rashes, and abrasions, place a honey poultice over the affected area. Raw honey is also an effective treatment for acne. A small amount placed on blemishes and acne nightly will often clear the skin in a short period of time. Raw honey’s antibiotic properties are effective in treating colds and sore throats. It coats the throat and reduces irritation. Most notably, raw honey is known to treat allergies; take a teaspoon of raw honey a couple of times a day starting a few months prior to allergy season. We eat it every day – especially in cold season. So long as you don’t bake with it (heat kills all the good stuff), you can put it in tea, on toast, etc. Or, by the spoonful like Mama Bev. Before bed is a great tonic for your pancreas and insulin production, actually great for diabetics!
On Guard Oil by doTerra How we ever lived without On Guard I just don’t know! Mama Bev and I were turned onto the magic of doTerra oils by a family member who sells them in Costa Rica. My Mom started using them for her own health and was so blown away, we had to have them at MWJ. On Guard is hands down the #1 product (besides raw honey) that I would have at home for immune boosting/fight colds. Consisting of therapeutic doses of Wild Orange essential oil, combined with Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, and Rosemary, we recommend taking it just as you begin to feel a little off – or if you’re around those that are sick, flying, overly exhausted, etc. It is also safe to use on counter tops, and door knobs, as a non-toxic way to cleanse surfaces (it’s antibacterial!). We sell On Guard as a straight oil, in ‘beadlets’ which I just used on a plane, ‘soft gels,’ toothpaste, and a liquid hand soap that we also use to clean our yoga mats.
Paige’s Massage Oil At the end of my yoga classes, I have always given a much anticipated head and neck massage. For years I have used this blend of oil, and since people kept asking where to buy it, we now sell it at MWJ. Its rich coconut scent instantly transports you to a relaxed tropical location that you will never want to leave. The recipe was created by Edgar Cayce, a psychic and medical intuitive that lived in Virgina Beach in the 1930s. Mama Bev has studied at the A.R.E. organization that he founded in 1931 and I was there as a child. I use the oil every day as a body moisturizer and could never live without it!
Viburcol is a baby product for teething and other discomforts that is truly miraculous. It is effective for the treatment of restlessness, minor infections (with or without fever) and pain such as teething and colic, thanks to the healing properties of Chamomilla and the five other ingredients it is composed of. Most of our clients buy it for teething but I have also seen it used for other discomfort from bronchial colds and such for babies.
MWJ Boo Boo Balm This is our newest product that Mama Bev is whipping up just as I write! I have been using this Castor Oil concoction since I was literally born. Use it on scrapes, burns, abrasions, bumps, bruises, hangnails, any skin condition that you can think of! It is a true miracle worker – even my fiance can’t live without it. You will never use Neosporin again!
We hope that you will stop by and see us sometime, but most of all we hope you stay well and happy!
xo Paige & MWJ