Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What do I do with this bulk herb I just bought?

    I get emails from people saying, “ I just bought (fill in the blank) bulk herb, what do I do with it?” Using bulk herbs is a great way to save money, but it is a good idea to know how you are going to use bulk herbs before you purchase them. Here are some of the ways that I use bulk herbs.

capsulizing herbs    Powdered herbs are easy to capsulize and you can save the most money capsulizing single herbs.  Sixteen ounces of powder will fill about 1500 “0” sized capsules. I find that the “00” are easier for me to hold and get into the little capsule machine. A pound of powder will fill about 1000 “00” capsules. In the photo I have just capsulized twenty-four Kava Kava. I like to keep Kava Kava in my night stand, it is a great one for relaxing to get to sleep, especially helpful when my muscles are sore.

Add herbs to juice    Another way I use powdered herbs is mixed in with my Jurassic Green. To my fresh squeezed orange juice, I add Maca Root which contains over 55 naturally occurring, beneficial phyto-chemicals including important hormonal precursors and sterols. It is a mood and energy level booster and great for both men and women. Acai is a little purple berry packed full of antioxidants, amino acids and Omega essential fatty acids. Its antioxidant levels outranks nearly every other food on the planet, including; pomegranates, blueberries, and goji berries and sure helps the taste of my concoction. Ginkgo is good for mental function and blood circulation. Calc Tea is Herbal Calcium, I buy the mix your own formula and mix them all together and re-bag and remark the mylar bag the herbs come in. The mix your own formula kit is a great way to get your Herbal Calcium - one kit will make 3.5 lbs of powder which lasts my husband and I six months.  My morning drink tastes fine to me and it is a great way to get more nutrition into my body.

making extracts    Making a single herb extract is easy and something that I do quite often. Alcohol is the best way to preserve the medicinal value of the herbs and the extracts stay good for many years. Pictured I have Black Walnut and Pau D’Arco that I had left over from my Candida Cleanse a while back. Black Walnut is an herb Dr. Christopher recommends for people that have problems with fungus or tumors and cysts. Black Walnut is high in potassium and people get tumors and cysts when they are low in potassium. Pau D’Arco kills bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites. Green Tea is a powerful anti-oxidant that inhibits the growth of cancer cells, and kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue. The last one is the Elderberry extract, Elderberry is a well known immune booster, flu and virus fighter, as well as being high in potassium. Now would be a perfect time to get Elderberry going to have some ready for winter!

    To make an alcohol extract use 16 oz. of Vodka per 4 oz. of dried herb. Put it in a glass jar with a lid and shake it three times a day for 2 weeks. I cover it with a towel to keep the light out. Strain it and put it in a glass jar, marking what it is and when you made it. It will be good for many years, indefinitely if kept in a cool dark place. We have empty amber bottles available 1 oz. 2 oz, 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz. sizes very reasonably priced.

tea press    Another way to use bulk cut herbs is to make a tea. Add a teaspoon of bulk herb of choice to a cup of water. Boil the water and then pour it over the herbs. Steep for ten to fifteen minutes, strain, sweeten if desired. I got this great little french press for Christmas one year and love it. It makes 4 cups of tea, the plunger is up when making the tea and then push it down to keep the herb from getting into the tea. Love it and you can buy one just about anywhere!

    Bulk herbs are 5% off for August, there is very little mark-up in bulk herbs, so 5% off is a big deal! We have so many bulk herbs it takes 22 web pages to list them all. Many herbs are available in both cut and powder, 4 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz sizes. They come in reclosable mylar bags.

Order online or call me and I'll be happy to take your order. 801-228-1901

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Dr. Christopher's Adrenal Formula,
A Safe Alternative to High Energy Drinks


Dr Christopher's Adrenal Formula    If you have been looking for a safe alternative to energy drinks at a fraction of the cost you have found it.  Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal Formula is a well-balanced blend of herbal ingredients full of nutrients needed for normal functioning of the nervous system and helping the body to overcome nervous overloads and maintain proper adrenal function. High energy drinks have been found to be very harmful.  The Adrenal Formula will feed the adrenals as well as give energy with ingredients that are not toxic to the system.

    I have mentioned quite a few times how much I love the Adrenal Formula, especially when I am on vacation.  We had a great vacation last week on the Oregon Coast.  On the drive out I meant to put the Adrenal Formula where it was accessible but I forgot and really paid for it the whole drive because I was drowsy.  We took 2 days to get there and the second morning after the drive I woke up feeling rather shaky.  I took two capsules and was fine, and took Adrenal Formula all week and was able to enjoy the vacation.   

    We decided to drive back in one day and I knew we would need the Adrenal Formula so I made sure that we had it with us.  We got up at 5:00 am and drove 18 hours to get home. There were three of us driving and we all took the Adrenal Formula three times during the drive. I was amazed at the difference, I napped here and there, but when I drove or wanted to be awake I was alert.  We got home safely at 1:00 am and slept well that night.

    Dr. Christopher’s Adrenal Formula is a great formula for anyone who is burning the candle at both ends.  Students, people in high stress jobs, health care workers and parents running on overload doing it all.  Safe to take every day because it feeds the adrenals.  Fifty doses in a bottle of 100 capsules for $12.74 and it is a healthy choice!  Adrenal formula is available in capsules.

    Please feel free to email me or call me at 801-228-1901 if you have any questions about the products we sell at Herbs First.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Friday, July 25, 2014

Comparing Natural Medicine to Conventional Medicine

    I have talked to quite a few people lately that have discontinued using herbal medicine.  I couldn’t understand why, so I started asking them about it.  They mention that herbs cost money and drugs are free, so they are going the free route. This wasn’t the case several years ago when we had many people using herbs because they couldn’t afford the cost of medication.  I know how times can be hard for people and free sounds good, but is free worth it? 

    There is a huge difference in how natural medicine works in your body versus man made chemical drugs. I love how when I use natural medicine I can feel the healing happening.  Conventional medicine can’t heal a badly sprained ankle in six hours, but herbs can.  Conventional medicine can’t cure arthritis, but herbs can. I know because this happened to me!  Conventional medicine has many negative side effects causing you to need more drugs – herbs heal without negative side effects.

Comparing Natural Medicine to Conventional Medicine

Main Focus of Natural Healing: To create a healthy person.

What we do with Symptoms in Natural Healing:
Let our body guide us in the healing process by listening to the symptoms.

Natural Healing Method: Create a proper living environment so that the body can heal itself. This is accomplished through changes in diet, cleansing and nourishing with herbs, positive thinking and lifestyle changes.

Products used in Natural Healing: Wholesome foods such as fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, vegetable juices, herbs and essential oils. No side effects.

Modalities used in Natural Healing:
Wholesome food program, cleansing & detoxification, exercise, hydrotherapy, emotional therapy and lifestyle changes.

Emotions people have that use Natural Healing: Positive attitude toward healing through following wholesome food programs, cleansing & nourishing. Control of your healing.

People that use Natural Healing:
Recognize the fact that past habits created the level of health, and take responsibility of making the changes necessary to heal themselves. Being in control.

Main Focus of Conventional Medicine: Destroy, kill or cut out a disease or malfunctioning body part.

How Conventional Medicine uses Symtoms: Different methods are used to suppress or remove the symptoms. The symptom is thought of as a disease and is treated as such, never getting to the cause of why those symptoms are present.

Conventional Medicine Method: Attack, kill and remove disease using drugs, radiation or surgery. Alter or remove malfunctioning parts or organs such as mastectomy, hysterectomy, tonsillectomy, radiation, etc.

Products used in Conventional Medicine: Drugs made from chemicals, animal waste and toxic elements. Many side effects which starts the drug cycle of more and more medication to alleviate the symptoms.

Modalities used in Conventional Medicine: Surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, steroids, dialysis, colostomies, insulin, etc.

Emotions some people have that use Conventional Medicine: Negative attitude, coping, fear, anxiety, depression. The complete feeling that your life is in someone else's hands.

Many people that use Conventional Medicine: Feel that they are an unlucky victim that caught a disease. Feel helpless and want others to "fix" them. Total lack of control and responibility for the predicament they find themselves in.

    As you can see there is a big difference in how these medicines work. I  choose natural medicine and have always had great results with it. I don't want to have my body parts cut out or replaced, I want to keep what I have in good working condition!  It is my hope that this blog will help people realize their health is in their hands, and that our bodies can heal if we feed it what it needs.

    At Herbs First we sell Dr. Christopher's, Western Botanicals and Garden Essence Oils and they are the best I have ever used. Pure and simple, they work. I hope that these products and this newsletter will help you on your road to continued good health.

    Please feel free to email me or call me at 801-228-1901 if you have any questions about any of the products we sell. We don't just sell products,  we know how to use them and we use them ourselves!

    Please note that I will be out of the office from July 26 - August 3rd. I will be happy to answer your questions via email during this time.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

There Are No Incurable Diseases!


Curing the incurables, by Dr. Christopher     Dr. Christopher taught that there are no incurable diseases, only incurable people. If people will follow the incurables program they will get well. Most people won’t do it.  I have talked to many people over the years, with quite a few of them being neighbors with cancer.  When I tell them about the program, the incurable people will always say, “I’m not going to do that”.  They continue doing what they were doing and die.  It was the “acceptable” way of dying, because they did everything their doctor recommended.  Order the booklet here.

Below is an email from a long-time customer who has given me permission to share her story with you.

Hi Kathryn,

    You know, when I first found out that I had such an aggressive cancer (Inflammatory Breast Cancer), the first month I spent getting my head in gear for the fight ahead.  My immediate family was very supportive and would help keep out any negative people or comments.  I was too vulnerable at this time. I have a wonderful husband who took a week off to get me started on a routine, my parents, and seven kids (ages 15-33) who have been a tremendous help, I couldn't have done this without them.  Most important is the time I had to focus on The Lord and find His direction.  Through Him I truly felt empowered, almost as if this were going to be an adventure--I know that sounds strange, but I have God's grace to go through this!

    After the vulnerable phase, I was able to take on those family and friends who think I should go get cut, burned and poisoned.  But, it always comes down to my decision!  This is the way I chose and I know I made the right decision.  I've spent great times with my family, we're all closer than ever!  I haven't been sick.  I still have my hair--and it's never looked healthier!  If I were to die from this--yet I don't think I will--I wouldn't trade this time for being mutilated, burned and nauseated all the time--this would make me very grumpy and my poor family would have sad, sick last memories of me.  Not gonna happen!

    I've got to tell you that I've spent many years studying Dr. Christopher's teachings, but only short times here and there.  My husband was self-employed and we didn't have health insurance--we wanted to be responsible with our health and had to look for something else.  Little did I know this was going to be one of our greatest blessings, as I had to look for an alternative to orthodox medicine. That's when I heard about Dr. Christopher and how he treated people using God-given herbs.  He was an incredibly knowledgeable man and had such a heart for people.  I tried to get as much information on his teachings as I could.  I even received a scholarship for the SNH, but didn't finish.  I'm sure I will now!  It helps to go through an ordeal first-hand, I've learned so much!  And yet, realize I have so much more to learn!  Because of this training, the alternative method wasn't so foreign to my family.  This is why they are so supportive, it's natural to them.

    A lot of my friends are natural-health minded, but there are many who aren't. What's ironic is that the friends that aren't like-minded will ask if I have something for what ails them.  I guess it takes time to teach/show people that there's another way, then being there when they're ready to listen or have a need.  During vulnerable times, I just stayed away from the well-meaning friends or family that strongly believe I needed to go get cut, burned and poisoned. 

    You don't know how many times I referred to "Herbal Legacy" to gather more information to help me through this.  Also during this ordeal, I would become fearful of the "Cancer" word, then The Lord would remind me of the definition from the website and it would again put things into perspective and I knew it could be overcome.  Now I'm in the final phases of this program!  Since the cancer's blood supply bled out last month, which was a huge relief physically (my breast inflamed to the size of a honey-dew melon and was quite uncomfortable) the cancer is constantly coming out in the poultices!  I also have fibroid tumors--I previously knew of only one, but I probably have about a dozen of them.  One tumor has already passed through one of the wounds and it was filled with cancer.  The other tumors are gathering in that area; it looks like they will be exiting soon!  This whole process has been amazing!  It shouldn't be long and I'll be applying healing poultices!  I will then go for another thermogram to make sure all the cancer is gone.

    Again, I can't tell you enough how pleased I am with the "Curing the Incurables" program, along with your great service!  Over the years, I have always received great service, great newsletters and great prices from Herbs First, but now when it's so important to me, I've looked back to see what an important job you have and that you all have served faithfully!   Thank you!!!!!
CD - Arizona

    Please know that if you are having health issues, they can be reversed through the Incurables Program and through continued proper diet.  My husband mentions how sick everyone is that he works with.  He is happy that we eat the way we do and that we are healthy.  It is worth it!

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems by David Christopher    David Christopher talks more in depth on cancer in his new CD - Maintaining Healthy Body Systems. This 6 CD set is over six hours of lectures on how food affects our body systems. David gives insights on how the different systems in our body function, and how we can support their natural ability to move towards wellness. Order this affordably priced set for $27.00.

    Please feel free to email me or call me at 801-228-1901 if you have any questions about the herbs you need to follow the Incurables Program.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Using Lung & Bronchial for Hayfever


Lung and Bronchial    I have used Lung and Bronchial Formula for many years and it is one that I have reached for often. This hay fever season  I keep getting phlegm in my throat, where I am coughing and clearing my throat often, as well as being stuffy.  I decided to see if Lung and Bronchial would take care of all of these symptoms. I have been taking it for three weeks now and have been pleasantly surprised by the fact that Lung & Bronchial breaks up the phlegm, and clears my nose as well. I am no longer coughing or have that choking feeling I sometimes get when the phlegm is thick and sticky.  This formula keeps the lungs and bronchial system clear and is very useful to people with Asthma, Bronchitis, Tuberculosis, CPOD and Hayfever! Order Lung and Bronchial capsules, extract or bulk as Resp-Free.

Immucalm    For the uncontrollable itchiness that hits me in my throat, nose, eyes and ears, I still take Immucalm, which has always worked wonders for that symptom. These are two great natural products that aren’t going to make you sleepy or affect you adversely in any other way.  I love that I can take care of myself with herbs. Herbs are affordable and the only side affects are the ones that they are used for!  Order Immucalm capsules today!

    Quite a few people have been asking for the HCG for weight loss lately.  We still have a small supply, you will have to call to place an order for it.  Feel free to call me if you have any questions about any of the products we carry.  801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Friday, June 27, 2014

Cranberry/Buchu Treats Urinary Tract Infections


Western Botanicals Cranberry/Buchu    Western Botanicals the medicinal properties in cranberry and buchu herb make them an excellent choice in treating urinary tract infections. Cranberry acidifies the urine and prevents bacteria from sticking to the walls of the bladder. Buchu is used to disinfect the urinary tract during infections of the bladder, urethra, prostate, or kidney. It is good keep a bottle of Western Botanicals Cranberry/Buchu on hand in case of a urinary tract infection.  Take 2 capsules 3 times daily with meals  and drink as much water as possible during the day to help flush out the infection. Order Cranberry/Buchu capsules.

   I had a big problem with urinary tract infection for years.  I finally figured out I had a candida problem and when I got that taken care of I no longer have issues with these nasty infections.  I had to follow the candida program for much longer than is talked about in the blog post on candida. I used the Pau D'Arco and Black Walnut tea for several months along with the 90 billion Primadophilus for Women which I continue to take.  Following up at the end with the Soothing Digestion for 2 weeks.  This program works, but some people, myself included, need to do it much longer to get the problem balanced in their body.  You can't get rid of candida, it is always there, but you can continue with the Primadophilus to keep things balanced.  Sure feels good when you finally get there!

    Quite a few people have been asking for the HCG lately.  We still have a small supply, you will have to call to place an order for it.  Feel free to call or email me if you have any questions about any of the products we carry.  801-228-1901.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Is your favorite Christopher formula out of stock? Try Western Botanicals!

    There have been quite a few out of stocks on the Christopher products this year due to availability problems of getting some of the herbs.  Last year’s growing season wasn’t very good, and quite a few of the herbs in the Christopher products have been very difficult to find. We are hoping for a good growing season this year, but in the meantime, you still need your herbs! 

    One of the formulas that has been out for a while is the Herbal Eyebright capsules and it is good to know that Western Botanicals Herbal Eyebright formula has the identical ingredients. Herbal Eyebright formula is helpful for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, retinopathy and night blindness. In addition, this formula has been used to help promote the general health of the eyes. The cost of a bottle of each is about the same, but you get a bottle of 120 with Western Botanicals and the quality is the same. Use with Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Eyebright Extract to make the eyewash.   Order Herbal Eyebright capsules.

Western Botanicals Female Balance    Hormonal Changease is out of stock and last time this happened I had a customer who couldn’t go without it. I had been reading up on Western Botanicals Female Balance Formula and felt that it would be a good fit for her. Female Balance is used for hormone balancing in women relieving PMS and menopausal symptoms including hot flashes, bloating, anxiety, depression, vaginal dryness, abnormal or painful menses. According to the customer she is doing better than ever on Female Balance. It is priced slightly below what it costs for Hormonal Changease and is the bigger 120 count bottle. Order Female Balance capsules, extract or syrup.

Western Botanicals Weightloss Formula    If you have been waiting for the Appetite formula to come back in then a good choice is Western Botanicals Weightloss Formula. This formula is not a stimulant that will give you the jitters, but a blend of herbs designed to gently curb your appetite while normalizing your metabolism.  Expect slow but steady weight loss – about 4 to 6 pounds per month.  And of course, we want you to eat healthy and exercise. Nature's weight balancing system, builds and strengthens the glands and organs of the body allowing for optimal function and optimal weight. Follow the above link to read more diet tips.  Order Weightloss capsules, extract or syrup.


    Enjoy these and other great Western Botanicals Formulas .

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

New names for popular Western Botanicals Formulas

   Some of the names of the products have been changed due to a little visit from the FDA. This seems to happen once a year or so, and I have noticed that it is always happens on very popular products. Of course everything we sell here at Herbs First really work

Western Botanicals Goldenseal Combination    Goldenseal Combination was formerly named Flu and Virus Formula.  I often talk about having a variety of herbal formulas in your home to use when sickness is going around.  Goldenseal Combination is potent and is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial. Use at the first sign of a cold or flu as well as when you are in the thick of it. Useful year round to help you combat what ever is going around the office, school, daycare or wherever your family hangs out. Order Goldenseal Combination capsules or syrup.

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense    Immu-Defense was formerly named Anti-Plague.  This is Western Botanicals version of Dr. Christopher’s famous formula in capsule form and syrup.  My husband was really grateful when it came out in capsules, since he can’t handle the syrup. I have used the syrup for years and Western Botanicals pricing on the syrup is far below what we can get Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune for. Order Immu-Defense capsules or syrup.

Western botanicals ImmuSootheImmuSoothe    ImmuSoothe was formerly named Allergy Formula. Many of the herbs in this formula have a powerful calming effect on the immune system. Allergies are a sign that the immune system is over-reacting. Use ImmuSoothe for the symptomatic relief of seasonal allergies, runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, hives, sneezing, and sinus congestion. Order ImmuSoothe capsules or syrup.

Seasonal Sinus Formula    Seasonal Sinus Formula was formerly named Sinus Allergy Formula. Seasonal Sinus works to relieve sinus congestion and draining associated with allergies. Also an effective immune booster to fight bacterial and viral infections. The effects of the powerful formula can be felt immediately. Order Seasonal Sinus Formula capsules, extract or syrup.

Turmeric Combo    Turmeric Combo was formerly named Anti-Inflammation Formula. This formula is effective in dramatically reducing pain and inflammation. The herbs used in the Turmeric Combo are of the safest available, and can be used on a long-term basis without worry of interfering or reacting to other nutrients or drugs. Order Turmeric Combo capsules.   

    Enjoy these and other great Western Botanicals Formulas.

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

We Sell Products That Work!

   We appreciate our customers and we love to hear from you. At Herbs First we carry natural products that work. I have talked to many people that are discovering the Dr. Christopher’s, Western Botanicals and Garden Essence Oils lines of products and I’m always happy when they call to order more.  The comment I hear the most is “I’ve used herbs before but they didn’t do anything, but the herbs at Herbs First really work, and I need to know what else you have!”  

Immune Boost   I have a neighbor that has been sick for quite some time and she would ask me what we have that would help her.  I would give her quite a few options and she would say, well, I’m going to go to the doctor and get a Z-Pak. I would see her several weeks later and she was still complaining of being sick, and still asking what to do and then saying, I’m going to try this other thing.  After months of this I finally just gave her some of Western Botanicals Immune Boost and asked her to  give it back to me if she didn’t want to use it.  She called a few days later saying “I need to come over and pay you for this, it is working”.  I talked to her a few days ago and she is doing great.  Order Immune Boost capsules, syrup or extract.

Western Botanicals Female Balance   I talked to a woman that needed a formula for menopause that also covered emotional symptoms.  I recommended Western Botanicals Female Balance formula and every month when she calls to reorder she tells me that it has made all the difference in the world to how she feels.  Order Female Balance capsules, syrup or extract.  

Dr. Christopher’s Appetite Formula  I called a customer today because she had ordered 4 bottles of Dr. Christopher’s Appetite Formula and we only had one. I asked her if she would like to try Western Botanicals Weight Loss Formula and she said no. Then she told me that since using the Appetite Formula she was able to go off her thyroid medication.  Her brain fog has cleared up and she has more energy than ever.  She was out of it and noticed she wasn’t thinking clearly and didn’t have the energy.  We sent one bottle out to her and the rest will follow as soon as it is in.  Order Appetite Formula capsules.

   I love it when people tell me how well they are doing. It makes me happy to know that we are making a difference in people’s lives with these great products! 

Have a great month!
Kathryn

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Natural Remedies For Burns

    I don’t think anyone ever regrets being prepared for whatever might happen.  Last night while sewing  I wanted to do some ironing and noticed that I needed some water in the iron.  Forgetting that I had just plugged it in I grabbed it and yikes, it was hot!!  I ran into the kitchen to put my hand in cold water for a minute. I had burned three fingers about an inch high between the palm and first joint and boy did it hurt. I had blisters forming in two of the joints and the skin was pretty red and painful.  I ran through my list of options that I could use.

Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and bone Ointment    Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment is great for burns, I have used this and it works fast to knock out the pain and to aid in quick healing.  Because I wanted to finish my sewing project I decided not to use the ointment since I didn’t want to risk getting it on my fabric. Order Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment.

    Lavender Essential Oil – this oil is known by most people as the oil to use on burns and I thought about using it.  Only problem is, I have never liked the smell of Lavender.  I know I’m weird, because just about everyone I know loves Lavender and brags about how great it is on any type of burn. I couldn’t overcome the thought of the smell so moved on to my next option.

Bentonite Clay    Bentonite Clay – I decided to use the clay because I knew I could put it on my hand and wrap it and still work on my project without having to worry about it getting on the fabric.  I keep the hydrated mixture in a jar in the bathroom. I smeared a thick layer of wet clay on the burn and wrapped it up. My fingers immediately quit hurting and I was able to finish my sewing.  handIn the morning I took off the wrap with the clay and was amazed to see that there was only a tiny bit of white blistering left on my middle finger.  I rubbed the area and had no pain, and as the day went on that white area turned pink. All I can say is they were right, this clay is useful for everything! I wrote a blog about the clay last year about how my husband and I have used it with great success for all kinds of things. Read that post by clicking here. Print out this booklet about the many uses of Redmond's Bentonite Clay, which is where we purchase it from.  Order Bentonite Clay.

    Learning about natural medicine gives me the self-confidence that I can take care of myself and my family. It feels good that even when something bad happens I know of more than one way to fix the problem.  Bulk herbs including Bentonite Clay are and extra 5% off through 11:00 am MT May 30th. You can order all of these at Herbs First.