What Are Your Plans For The Flu Season?

Wouldn’t it be comforting to be proactive this year? As the “Back-to-school” germs make the rounds, our attention turns to the cold and flu season.   When the over-the-counter cold & fever remedies for kids under 6 were pulled from the shelves many parents panicked – how do you ease sick symptoms or even better, help your kids stay well in the first place? 

Natural remedies can offer tremendous support for strong immune response, respiratory protection,  and sailing through illnesses smoothly with quicker recoveries when they do come. Many parents rely on such products as Buried Treasure Raspberry Vitamin D liquid, Green Pasture Cod Liver Oil, Living Streams Probiotics, Nature’s Sunshine VSC, Vitamin C, Elderberry Syrup, Raspberry & Nettle ‘Family Health Tea’, raw honey, NSP’s ‘Sunshine Heroes’ Kids’ lines for Anti-oxidants, Calcium/Mag, & Muli-Vitamins.    Maximize results with medicinal grade essential oils such as Thieves (on the soles of feet), Melrose (under ears on neck lymph), Ravensara (on chest) , or Purification (in midst on surfaces).  Homeopathy can offer precise response to individual symptoms.

Here’s what Indigo Forest’s long-time customers have said,

“It’s such a relief to break the cycle of endless winter ear infections – I LOVE that VSC!”    S.

“My whole family have fallen in love with the ‘Family Health Tea,’ we’ve not been sick once this winter!”  D.

“I’m here to stock up – Last year was our healthiest year ever with your products.”  Sarah

“I just went to the pediatrician, and they didn’t have any ideas, so I came straight here.  You’ve always been so helpful!”   F.

“You have products that we can’t find anywhere else.”  Mary


“There’s two things that I love.  I love that there is a place that I come to get practical, healthy, non-toxic products that are safe to use on my kids.  And I love that there’s a place that I can access preventative medicine and don’t have to resort to dangerous products.

I love what you sell, because it’s all natural and does a great job.  With a lot of traditional (over-the-counter/Rx) medicines,  it’s not even an option to use them on children to treat symptoms of colds, fevers, or flu – they’re unsuitable.  We’re left with really poor alternatives if we don’t have access to the sorts of stuff Indigo Forest has.

It provides me with a lot of comfort that I can actually offer them something that helps them feel better. These natural products make them much more comfortable and give them some relief – they actually improve their condition, they don’t just mask the condition.”    Michele, Veterinarian

Who’s Having a Baby This Year??

Who do you know that’s having a baby this year? Tell them about our Parent-Doula Meet & Greet July 10th, 2010! Wouldn’t they be interested in a proven way to reduce the rate of interventions and use of drugs in their birth?

Women birthing with doulas, professional labor assistants who offer emotional & physical support to the birthing family, have been found to request 60% fewer epidurals, have 25% shorter labors, and have 50% less cesarean surgical births!  Both parents frequently report a more positive view of both their baby and their marriage when doulas are include in their births!  Along with many other benefits, these positive affects alone typically result in quicker recoveries, fewer breastfeeding challenges, less postpartum depression and strong bonding for mother & child, easing the stress of the early days of parenting.

The “Parent-Doula Meet & Greet” is a quarterly event here at Indigo Forest, a three year old Ann Arbor boutique & class studio which nurtures healthy families and lifestyles.  It provides an efficient way for parents and doulas to find each other; beginning with a brief review of the benefits of doulas,  parents then get a chance to hear local doulas take several minutes each to introduce themselves, and mingle together over tea and snacks.

Hosted by us, right here at The Indigo Forest, 4121 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor, MI  48103.  Saturday, July 10th, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.  This event is Free, although pre-registration of both doulas & parents strongly are encouraged, as this is a ‘first come/first serve’ event.  734.994.8010.