Monday, September 26, 2016

BluLes Catalog



To check out all the wonderful BluLes products, just copy the link below and past it into your ADDRESS BAR
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8BTNuOaI31cdGs0RWtiOU1VOVk/view?usp=sharing


You can email me your order (order forms found at the end of the above catalog). I will send you a PayPal invoice via email which will contain a link for payment.  After I receive PayPal's confirmation of payment, I will ship your product promptly. I offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every product I sell.
If you find something you are interested in, or have any questions, email me at:
les.letterman@gmail.com


Saturday, October 18, 2014

UNdiagnosed Hypothyroidism

   What a crazy past eight months! Putting my BluLes company on the back burner has been the cause of much frustration. Most that know me, know that I have always struggled with Hypothyroidism. The various side effects came crashing down on me all at once, and have pulled me into the world of bio-identical hormone therapy. Being the hardcore herbalist that I am, this step was a precarious one for me. I had to truly exhaust all other health care methods before going down this path.
   After many blood tests and research, I've discovered that not only do I have a sluggish thyroid gland (which I've always known), but my estrogen and progesterone were at the lowest measurable levels, and I was severely vitamin D deficient.  I've decided to share my story so that if there are any others out there suffering needlessly, this might lead them on a path of personal discovery.
   First let me list some of the symptoms of hypothyroidism, many of which are the same symptoms as other hormone imbalances. 
Weight Gain
Low blood pressure
Cold hands and or feet
Heat intolerance
Consistently low body temperature (under 98 degrees)
Muscle aches
Joint pain
GERD
Impaired digestion
Exhaustion
Fibromyalgia
Hair loss
Eyebrow thinning
Itching
Trouble falling and or staying asleep
Low libido
Trouble concentrating
Memory lapses
Blurry vision
Recurring upper respiratory conditions
Head sweats

   The problem with proper diagnosis is that most Dr.'s follow an outdated mantra. There is change in the air, but you must follow through with due diligence in order to locate someone that will test, and interpret the results, properly. The following is an informative link that I found extremely helpful.

http://www.drrind.com/therapies/thyroid-scale

   Along with this journey, I've discovered that at this time, my body does not digest carbohydrates well. I've made several adjustments to my diet including: Removal of wheat, most sugars, and limited carbohydrates. I continue to juice my greens because that seems to work the best for me. This new way of eating is in its third month and already I have reduced the GERD issues I experienced before the change. As far as the Nature-Thyriod  and other bio-idential hormones are concerned, we are still in the adjustment stage with little progress so far.
   I figure it has taken me many years of ignoring this problem to get me to this point, so I need to be patient and allow my body to take its time with the healing process.  There are many blogs out there that support and encourage those that are on this same journey. Some of the ones I read are :

https://www.facebook.com/thyroidsexy
http://hypothyroidmom.com/
http://www.stopthethyroidmadness.com/

I appreciate feedback, and would love to start a discussion!
Leslie

UPDATE:
 11/7/2015
Well, it's been about a year since posting about my UNdiagnosed  Hypothyroidism. The good news, due to diet, environmental, and supplemental changes, almost all negative symptoms are no longer a problem.  The not so good news, I now am in the process of weaning myself off the "bio-identical" hormones, which have negative side-effects when used over long periods of time.
 For the past few months, I've been haunting my search engine for information on healthy ways to accomplish this task. I'm grateful the emergency phase of this illness has past, now it's time to get serious about maintaining this new healthier body.  In the next post, I will share some of the results we are getting from our new hormonal balance products that are in the testing phase now.
If you have any thoughts on this subject, please feel free to start a discussion!
Leslie



Wednesday, February 5, 2014

BluLes Product Line



Currently BluLes is focusing on a product that can assist the body with unwanted oxidation and inflammation. The herbs being formulated together and tested are: Milk Thistle, Bacopa/Brahmi, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, and Rooibos. 
Migraine headaches are just one of the ailments caused or frequency increased due to cell oxidation. Add to that, uncontrolled inflammation, and the list of health risks is long. These conditions are the focus of many herbal forums. I'd love to hear your feedback on this topic!
BluLes products and samples are available for purchase via email (les.letterman@gmail.com) through PayPal.

Friday, May 3, 2013

ADAPTOGENIC HERBS

I've been doing some current research on a few of the adaptogenic herbs. Angelica, Shatavari, Ashwangandha, Red Ginseng, Astralagus, Schizandra, and Rhodiola all have the ability to "center" the mind and body. It is very interesting research, and I hope to come up with several new tincture combinations that could assist with everything from stress and its related health issues to women's health. Would love to hear your thoughts on the subject.
All about the Zen,
Leslie

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Build Upon This . . . A BluLes Mindset

Writing this book has been a extremely rewarding experience.  I'm grateful for all those who share so willingly their knowledge, so that I can, in turn, pass it forward.  I have finally finished updating and correcting my original "family" version and it is now ready to go to print. 
The following excerpt is another small sample of what you can expect.
Chapter 8
Skin Care
Ah, now we come to my first passion.  Having to put up with dry flakey skin for most of my adult life, this discovery was truly a fist pumping "oh yeah"! What I want to share with you is a compilation of all the wonderful ingredients and their constituents that comprise the skin care line of BluLes Body Care products.  I discovered a great online supply company called Mountain Rose Herbs.  They are based in Eugene, Oregon very close to where I was born . . .must be kismet!  I order most of my organic supplies from them because the quality is second to none. The products I make are a combination of organic carrier and essential oils, butters, herbal infusions, hydrosols and beeswax.  The following pages in this chapter contain insightful information on all these wonderful ingredients.
Carrier Oils:
Olive oil is filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and nutrients that may protect you against illness.  This wonderful oil has been used for centuries as a overall healing agent. 
Calendula infused Olive oil is created using a process that takes at least a month.  In chapter 10 I give my formula for oil infusions.  The healing properties of calendula are many. It is antibacterial and an immunostimulant.  It is beneficial for all types of skin disorders, and is the base of most of my products.
Apricot Kernel oil is made up mostly of oleic acid and linoleic acid.  Linoleic acid has anti-inflammatory, acne reducing and moisture retaining properties.
These are just three of the many ingredients I cover in this chapter. I've also included reference tables for essential oils and their external and olfactory healing properties. My book along with all the other BluLes products will be listed in the new catalog that will be available on my blog as a PDF file soon.

 

Monday, June 25, 2012

For all you Itchy Mommies to Be

Michelle, thank you for encouraging me to share the following information.

   Attempting to catch my blog up to speed would be a daunting task. So, I've decided to dive right in with some great news. My dear friend Cyndi, sent me on another path of discovery. I love it when the search leads to a successful outcome.  This post is for all you beautiful mommies to be out there. Have you been diagnosed with Pupps?  Maybe you are just trying to deal with the itch and rash, trying everything under the sun to get some relief.
   Our mutual friend Michelle was suffering with a bad case of Pupps. Cyndi was able to offer some relief with Pine Tar soap and certain essential oils, but not enough to suit her, so she emailed me with an SOS.  After researching and adding to products I'd already formulated, a care package was delivered to Michelle. I anxiously waited for the news.
    The call came in, the products worked like a charm, and Michelle made me promise to pass on the information here.
There are actually four products that work together. Relief can be achieved in just a couple days. All the ingredients I use are organic or wild crafted.
1. Dandelion capsules - Most skin disorders are connected to liver function, so start thinking about what might be going on inside.  I suggest researching Krill oil, Chia Seed, and a good Probiotic as well. I make my own Dandelion supplements using the ground herbs from Mountain Rose. Each capsule contains 500mg of pure dandelion. I suggested she take 3 in the morning and 3 in the evening.
2. B. Pupps-Les Bath Soak - In large "tea" bags go a combination of dried Dandelion, Chickweed, and Nettle. These herbs are a wonderful anti-inflammatory, microcirculatory stimulant, and have mild chloretic (bile releasing) properties. 
3. B. Pupps-Les Cream -  This soothing cream should  be used throughout the day. The ingredients are as follows: Calendula infused Olive Oil, Jojoba Oil, Beeswax, Vitamin E Oil, Dandelion and Nettle infused Alkaline Water, Aloe Vera, Chamomile and Calendula Essential Oil.
4. Big Blu Belly Tea - I could go on forever about this product. I created it to help the pregnant girls in my family, and it quickly spread to family friends. Drink as much as you like - tastes great and is good for you. The following is a list of ingredients and some information regarding their amazing properties:
Red Raspberry Leaf: Contains tannins and fragrine which give tone to the muscles of the pelvic region, including the uterus. Vitamins A,C,E, and B. Generous amounts of easily assimilated calcium, iron, phosphorus, and potassium salts.  Many articles and testimonials state that a strong infusion increases fertility, tonifies the uterus, aids in easy birthing, helps prevent miscarriage, alleviates morning sickness, reduces muscle/leg cramps and backaches, and counters fatigue.
Nettle: Research has shown that it helps prevent varicose veins and hemorrhoids, eases leg cramps and backache, reduces the incidence of hemorrhage after birth, and increases the richness of breast milk. Amazing amounts of energy as well as large amounts of calcium, magnesium, and vitamins A, D, C, B, and K.  It prevents folic acid anemia and iron deficiency anemia. Also a digestive aid, lung strengthener, kidney helper, and hair and skin restorative.
Red Clover: Excellent aid for women who are unable to conceive.  This herb has generous amounts of minerals, proteins, antioxidants, and phytoestrogens.  It restores health to the entire reproductive system. Contains E, Selenium and zinc.  Has ten times more plant hormones than soy.  Prevents and eases the constipation so common during pregnancy.  Strengthens liver, improves appetite when morning sickness is a problem, relieves anxiety. Keeps breast milk rich and the breasts healthy.  It is the world’s most respected anti-cancer herb.
Dandelion: One of the best liver tonics known.  Nourishing the liver is critical during pregnancy.  Lack of strong liver functioning is implicated in morning sickness, hemorrhoids, constipation, heartburn, indigestion, lack of energy, headaches, and mood swings. Dandelion root is high in Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin A and the B complex vitamins, all of which have antioxidant properties. Because of its high iron and zinc content, dandelion root is often used as a treatment for anemia.
Ginger: A good source of Vitamin C, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.  Ginger will stimulate appetite, fight body odor, and promote perspiration.  It is best known for treating motion sickness and nausea.  Relieves gastrointestinal distress. 
On top of all those, I also include a small amount of ground whole Stevia Leaf which contains the anti-inflammatory benefits of flavonoid glycosides and quercetin among many other constituents.
   If you have any questions and or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment. If you are interested in any of these BluLes products, just jet me an email.
Keep Learning,
Leslie

Sunday, June 24, 2012

BluLes Body Care Creams

   I'm really excited to share with you one of the most fabulous body care products you'll ever use. Over the years, I've researched and developed these products and I now feel they are the best you'll ever find. Every ingredient I use is either organic or wild crafted.
   You can email me your particular concerns and I can formulate something just for you.
   If you'd like more information, just email me at les.letterman@gmail.com.
Yours in health,
Leslie