Page 6 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - October, 2017
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Autumn remedies Garden in
protect the body the works

Nutrient-packed fall berries are good for the heart The new
Powerhouse plants huckleberry, Huckleberries can be found Hawthorn Herbal Garden
hawthorn and rosehips were featured simply by wandering around the Huckleberries is ready to be
in a natural remedies class taught by woods. We are lucky in the Northwest Rosehips planted.
Elise Krohn on Sept. 19. because we have 12 species of
huckleberries that grow from the coast It promises
Elise shared information on the to the high mountains. Huckleberries to be an exciting
herbal medicines that build heart are one of the most important foods adventure to
strength and balance blood sugar. to the Salish people and one of the witness the new
Autumn is the perfect season to healthiest. Berries and leaves are high growth and
harvest nutrient-filled berries from in antioxidants. They protect the body medicines we can
the plants. Each participant learned from the effects of high blood sugar, produce ourselves.
how to make heart-strengthening tea such as diabetic retinopathies, kidney
and rosehip jam. damage and poor tissue healing. The garden
is located by
Hawthorn berry is important Rosehips are so loaded with the Community
for immune function and has nutrients that they are considered a Center.
chromium, which enhances the super food. They contain vitamins
function of insulin. This berry also A, B complex, C, E and K and Community
supports cardiovascular health – minerals such as, calcium, silica, input is an
antioxidants in hawthorn strengthen iron and phosphorous. Rosehips important factor.
blood vessels, heal damaged vessel help strengthen our heart and blood
walls and help arteries become more vessels, aid in gut health and have Natural
pliable. Many people like to make been linked to cancer prevention. remedies class
hawthorn jelly from the berry, but the The most common use of rosehips participants were
seeds are not edible. Tea can be made has been for the prevention and asked how they
from the flower and leaves, which can treatment of colds and flu. would like the
be harvest in the spring. garden designed,
what kind of
medicines should
be planted and
how the garden
should be used.

Regular breast exam is an important health tool

October is National Breast Cancer three years starting at 20, and every year CONTACT US
Awareness Month, and it’s a good time to starting at 40.
promote breast self-awareness. The Chehalis Tribal Wellness
Know what is normal for you Center has women’s health
Except for skin cancer, breast cancer is the See your health care provider right away provider Rita Mercer and
most common type in women, but it can if you notice any of these breast changes: outreach worker Christina
be successfully treated. Screening tests Hicks from the South
can find cancer early when it’s most n Lump, hard knot or thickening Puget Intertribal Planning
treatable. n Swelling, warmth, redness or Agency’s Native Women’s
Wellness Program ready to
Susan G. Komen for the Cure darkening help. Call 360-273-5504
recommends that you: n Change in the size or shape of the for an appointment. The
next Mammogram Clinic is
Know your risk: breast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 13 at the
n Talk to family to learn about your n Dimpling or puckering of the skin Wellness Center.
health history. n Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the Get more information at
n Talk to your provider about your nipple
personal risk of breast cancer. n Pulling in of your nipple or other
Get screened: parts of the breast
n Ask your doctor which screening tests are n Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
right for you if you are at a higher risk.
n Have a mammogram every year starting at n New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away
age 40 if you are at average risk. Make healthy lifestyle choices:
n Have a clinical breast exam at least every n Maintain a healthy weight.
n Add exercise into your routine.
n Limit alcohol intake.
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