23 Mar

Officially spring

Peach Blossom

Round and round the earth is turning
Turning always toward the morning
And from morning round to night

Upon hearing that song years ago, it made me think of how we’re always changing.  We see it each and every day – sunrise and sunset; we see it in the seasons – spring/fall equinox and summer/winter solstice; we see it in the trees and the foliage.


For me, living in San Diego there isn’t a drastic change in the season that one might see living in the northeast, but there are subtle changes.  I took a few photos of mother nature’s spring time gift to Southern California.  You may recognize the plant that I took a picture of – Nettles; it’s one of my favorites and one of the reasons why Lucidia is so helpful with allergies.

19 Mar

Mother Nature has a good sense of humor

For example, the herb, stinging nettle.

Stinging nettles can cause and cure allergies. How does something both cause and cure allergies? Good question. Well, let’s see how this fast growing weed works. First, we’ll start of by describing how stinging nettles causes an allergic reaction. If you’ve ever brushed up against nettles with your bare skin, you’ll know it immediately. Your skin will feel like it has little thorns or needles sticking in it and will most likely start to itch and burn. So this is how stinging nettles causes allergies, now let’s see how they can cure allergies.

The leaves of stinging nettles contain quercetin, a bioflavonoid that inhibits histamine release in the body. Stinging nettle also contains compounds that may have pain-relieving, anti-inflammatory analgesic, numbing, antiviral, and antibacterial effects. And because stinging nettles contain many different active components, it’s likely that benefits of the herb are due to a combination of several of the different components.

To learn more about stinging nettles and how they benefit the body during allergy season, visit www.lucidialife.com

28 Oct

Welcome to Artemis Therapeutics!

My name is Kacey and I’m a part of a creative, dynamic partnership with two other people that I’m sure you’ll get to know along the way. This is my first blog installment for our company, Artemis Therapeutics.

We’ve spent many hours in the making of Artemis Therapeutics. The first product you’ll see on the market is called Lucidia. Lucidia is an herbal allergy relief supplement composed of reishi mushroom, stinging nettles, quercetin, bromelain and n-acetyl cysteine. The way we came up with this formula is based on scientific research, clinical experience and traditional herbalism.

Through research we discovered that…
Reishi mushroom enhances immune support, reduces allergic reactions, supports the lungs in asthma and bronchial disease and prevents viral infections.
Stinging nettles
help purify the blood, fortify the blood with minerals, iron and chlorophyll to strengthen the body’s resistance and moisturize dry skin; it is a natural antihistimine for immediate relief and it cleanses the kidneys.
reduces inflammation in the sinus cavities, inhibits release and production of histimine, has anti-viral properties, protects against oxidative and free radical damage, and breaks down mucous.
Bromelain exerts anti-inflammatory and anti-allergic activity, potentiates the benefits of quercetin, breaks down mucous in the sinus passages and the bloodstream, and it breaks down metabolic waste from undigested food or food allergies.
N-acetyl cysteine protects the liver and detoxifies it from chemical exposure and oxidation by increasing glutathione levels.

Look for Lucidia to hit the market early 2009. The website where Lucidia can be ordered is www.LucidiaLife.com. In the mean time, check back with the blog, as I will update our progress, give current event information on the latest allergy research and give tips on how to better improve your health, naturally.