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Article:  GABA and Skullcap:  Natural Aids For Sleep And a Very Informative Video!

Hello and how was your week? It’s time to remember the sweet women in our lives this Sunday!  We’ll be hosting our annual lunch for single friends whose children are far away.  How my own mom (who died two years ago at 94) would have enjoyed these dear women. Where is your mom and what will you do?  Tender times for all of us … so many memories.  Here’s my mom in about 1960.


They’ve been published at Meridian Magazine and are fun to read and share.

We’ve spent much of the week shipping many, many orders for our new Settle Down product and researching the unique and helpful herbs and vitamins. GABA? Skullcap? They sound so strange, but the help they provide is oh-so-welcomed for many reasons beyond anxiety. The info is below.

Enjoy!  And have a blessed Mother’s Day!




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TEA:  Karmen called from California to order a Settle Down trial.  She’s been using My Miracle Tea for a long time for help with chronic constipation, a result of a low thyroid.

I learned she’d had an extremely serious bike accident 18 months ago.  After being air-lifted in a helicopter to the hospital, she remained there for 4 weeks with serious head injuries.  Then there was another 3 weeks in a rehab center.  Although she doesn’t remember much of it, she was told that the nurses and doctors needed their best skills just for her to survive.

The thyroid condition inexplicably worsened with the head injury and accident.  There were lots of drugs used to treat and stabilize her for the various problems, especially the brain injury.

By the time she finally returned home 7 weeks later, her body was really a mess from the drug side effects and constipation.  She was so grateful to have a couple of packages of My Miracle Tea on hand from before the accident.

“It truly was a miracle, how the tea helped once I got home and could finally start using it!” she told me.  “I never, ever want to be without it!”

SD:  Our first “Settle Down” reports and re-orders are coming in!  Heidi in Utah called and says, “My problem is not getting to sleep at night, but staying asleep, and going back to sleep after I wake up.  I have tried many things to help with this, but I realllly like SETTLE DOWN! It’s working much better for me than anything else I’ve tried.”

She takes one before bed. When she does wake up, her body settles down much more quickly.  This is EXACTLY what Bob and I are experiencing.  I take one before bed, and Bob when he wakes up. Like the tea, you figure out what’s right as there’s not a right or wrong time or way to use Settle Down.


In visiting with wonderful Dr. Maria, the formulator of Settle Down, she tells us that it is manufactured here in the USA. It’s all pretty impressive.  She says:

Settle Down is manufactured and bottled by the same manufacturer hired by Whole Foods, Sprouts and Wild Oats to supply quality organic and wildcrafted herbs and high-quality vitamins, minerals and aminos. These are major, reputable companies. It’s my formula, but they bring the elements together with the best resources they can find, and actually have a taster/tester/comparison expert to quarantine and compare every shipment they receive against the previous 3 shipments for quality control. Quite the facility!”

These multiple conversations with her have made us even more confident about this all natural aid. We will have a chance to meet her in a couple of weeks when we head out West again.


GABA and Skullcap:  Nature’s Aid For Better Sleep

I have spent the better part of the week reading online and consulting with Dr. Maria about the different ingredients. What impresses me most is the far-reaching benefits they have, beyond what we want them for with this product (anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, focus.)

These herbs positively impact things from heart health to reducing inflammation.

Please remember that the Settle Down capsules are very small.  So there’s not a large dosage of any of these herbs or vitamins.  You take 1-4 as needed in the amount personally needed for the level of the episode/sleeplessness/anxiety.

Here goes!

SKULLCAP:  No, it’s not like baby cradle cap!  It gets its funny name because the little blossom looks like a medieval helmet.  Our good friend Dr. Axe says that skullcap, which is a medicinal plant in the mint family, has been used for many hundreds of years in traditional Chinese medicine.

Beyond China, for over 200 years it’s been a “go-to” for Americans and Europeans to help with calming anxiety in both humans and animals.  And helping everybody sleep better!

It’s known to be helpful for menstrual cycles as it stimulates the blood flow, but also helps with headaches,  lowering fevers, and relief from spasms. (Yes, there are people reporting help for tremors after taking Settle Down.)  It is very helpful for healing inflammation.

There are some studies that show it may help eliminate toxic free radicals.

A recent study for learning about the heart-health effects of “baicalein” which comes from the root of skullcap showed that taking skullcap could prevent, or even possibly terminate some heart disease conditions!

You can read the whole article at Dr. Axe’s website:  HERE

GABA:  It’s pronounced like “guava”.  If this word sounds like nonsense baby talk to you, just know it’s easier to say “GABA” than “Gamma-Amino-Butyric-Acid”. GABA is an amino acid and “neurotransmitter” that is actually created in our own bodies. Neurotransmitters are sometimes referred to as the body’s chemical messengers. They communicate information between our brain and the nervous system.  These messages can affect heart rate, sleep, mood and fear.

Think of GABA like the brakes in a car to help it slow down at a stop sign.

(Hmm — pretty good description of what we’d love our minds to do as they churn up every last bit of our lives from the past 40 years at 2:00 a.m. while we try to relax and sleep. YES! Get my mind some brakes!)

Although our brains produce GABA on their own, there’s research showing that not enough of it creates feelings of depression, anxiety and stress — and sleeplessness.  In fact, I watched a very interesting little video about it HERE

As a natural supplement (formed from organic compounds), GABA can help us to create the right balance to reduce feelings of anxiety and fear — and relax for better sleep.  If we’re experiencing feelings of fear or panic, have inadequate or ineffective sleep, there may very well be a physical reason for it!

I stopped by my local GNC store to see a bottle of it, which they did not have or know very much about.  I’m very glad to have found it through SETTLE DOWN.

I did a great deal of reading on GABA, and my favorite article “Is Your Brain Making Enough GABA?” is HERE

Next week I’ll tell you more as there’s plenty to read here between the link at Dr. Axe’s site on SKULLCAP, the video about GABA, and the article about GABA

The other ingredients in SETTLE DOWN are just as interesting, helpful … and safe! I’ll have another report on more of them next week.

Do have a fun Mother’s Day weekend. We’re here if you need us!

Carolyn Allen is the mother of 5 children and grandmother to 11 (so far!). She and her husband, Bob, have been helping people feel and look better for years with My Miracle Tea. Read More
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