Monday, April 14, 2014

Gall Bladder Problems

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems    It only took be a few times of getting sick halfway through a fish and chips meal to figure out that my body cannot handle that much fried food. I have always assumed that it was my gall bladder that didn’t like the greasy foods, and I was right!  In David Christopher’s new CD set, Maintaining Healthy Body Systems, he states that fried food is directly connected to gall bladder problems.

Liver Gall Bladder Formula    A few years ago a neighbor of mine was telling me about her gall bladder issues and that she was going to have it removed. I told her about Dr. Christopher’s Liver and Gall Bladder Formula and she decided to try it. It worked well for her, the pain was gone and she was feeling better, but she still had her gall bladder removed. After having it removed she wished that she hadn’t because she still had problems. 

    When you talk to people that no longer have a gall bladder they will all tell you they have all kinds of digestive issues. Most feel that they are worse off than before. Getting off of processed foods and eating more fruits and vegetables is the key to good health and will take care of many health issues. Using herbal formulas that are focused on the disease help bring about wellness.

    Dr. Christopher's Liver and Gall Bladder formula can greatly increase the vitality of the body. To speed up the blood purifying process, it is good to have a clean liver and gall bladder area. When the liver does not function properly, the bile does not excrete freely into the intestinal tract, and so it passes off into the blood stream and throughout the rest of the system, causing a toxic condition, causing indigestion, sluggishness, fatigue, constipation, upset stomach, chills, vomiting and fever.

    Order Liver & Gall Bladder formula today! Available in capsules, extract and bulk.  Order Maintaining Healthy Body Systems.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems    Maintaining Healthy Body Systems, by David Christopher is now available at Herbs First.  I was excited to get my hands on this 6 CD set when I saw the title and read through the topics. David is a great speaker and tells it like it is.

    The first 4 CD’s you will learn the truth about the negative effects of eating the standard American diet. How to cleanse and heal your body by nourishing it with whole, live foods. How to make extracts, flush the liver and gallbladder. The health risks of vaccines. Tooth health, migraine headaches and more.

    The last 2 CD's are a detailed question and answer forum covering stroke recovery, cayenne vs. Coumadin, babies & fevers, enlarged prostate, using apricot seeds as a cancer cure and more.

    Even more exciting to me was the low price for this six CD set.  Retails at $29.99, from Herbs First only $27.00!  Order Maintaining Healthy Body Systems today!

Have a great month!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

New 1 oz. Roller Bottle and more!

Blue Roller Bottle    Roller bottles are a great way to use essential oils.  I woke up the other morning with a slightly stiff neck and immediately rubbed in the Garden Essence Blue Blend that I have next to my bed. I have it in the new 1 oz. roller bottle mixed with fractionated coconut oil.  I love the fractionated coconut oil because it is a light oil that is easily absorbed into the skin.  I massaged it for a minute and was still able to do my morning exercise routine.
six pack 10 ml roller bottles    We have a new supplier for the roller bottles and have been able to reduce the price to $1.50 for a single 10 ml. bottle!  We also have been able to package a six pack of the 10 ml bottles for $7.16 making them $1.20 each!  The 10 ml size is 1/3 of an ounce and an easy size to stick in your purse or pocket. 

2 pack 1 oz. roller bottles    The 1 oz. roller bottle looks huge in comparison to the 10 ml size.  It is much handier to use for big areas.  We have them packaged in a two pack for $3.16. The roller bottles can be purchased on the empty bottles page. 

Nature's Way Liquid Coconut Oil    Fractionated coconut oil is available on the Garden Essence carrier oil page for a 4 oz and 8 oz. size.  We also sell the Nature’s Way liquid coconut oil, which is fractionated coconut oil, and available in 10 oz. and 20 oz. bottles.  I love to use the Nature’s Way oil with the squirt lid making it easy to get it into the roller bottles. Fractionated coconut oil has a long shelf life making it an ideal carrier oil for mixing your Garden Essence Oils. 

    Garden Essence Blue Blend is effective for treating:
  • tired achy joints and sore muscles
  •  inflammation and injuries
  • carpal tunnel
  • arthritis
  • headaches
I like to keep a roller bottle of Blue by my bedside, and on those nights when I have a hard time settling down I can just roll it on and easily drift off to sleep. Now is a great time to stock up Garden Essence Oils!

Have a great month!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Western Botanicals Essential Air Care

Essential Air Care    If you don’t own a diffuser, Western Botanicals Essential Air Care is an easy way to get essential oils into the air to disinfect and purify with a quick spray.  They come in four scents: CitrusEucalyptusLavender and Ylang.  Essential Air Care is a full-strength blend of very powerful essential oils, that work to destroy bacteria, virus, fungus, infection, pathogens, antigens and harmful micro-organisms. It fills the air with a refreshing scent.

    Ready to use in a spray bottle. Spray high into the air to disinfect and purify the area. Great for home, school and office use. Protect yourself and your family from the germs that cause sickness.  Take a bottle on vacation to purify your hotel/condo/house.   Order Essential Air Care today!

Have a great month!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Increase your energy naturally with Western Botanicals Formulas

    Feeling tired can stem from a number of physical, mental, or emotional problems. Lack of sleep, stress, poor diet and depression are common causes for fatigue. Excess weight is a big factor in many illnesses. The more overweight we are, the more energy it requires to do everyday tasks. Exercise can especially be hard for people who are overweight, which leads to less activity.  Exercise sometimes isn't an option because we are too tired to exercise, making this a vicious cycle.

    Here are a few natural things you can do to break the cycle.

Western Botanicals Weightloss FormulaChange Your Diet. Get rid of the processed food and replace it with fresh fruits and vegetables.  Eat at least 2 fruits and 6 or more vegetable servings a day.  Eat whole grains, clean meats, and drink two quarts of water every day. Western Botanicals Weightloss formula contains herbs to strengthen the adrenal and thyroid glands, assists digestion and bowel function and supports healthy kidneys. It contains Gymnema leaf which is helpful for curbing sugar cravings. Available in capsules and liquid.

Don't Skip Meals. Eating breakfast encourages your metabolism to get started in the morning. It also encourages your energy level to get your body moving first thing in the morning and throughout the day. Stay adequately hydrated with water, which will also help improve energy throughout the day.

Be Active. Exercise can be as simple as taking a walk around the block in the morning or during your lunch break. Walking is a great way to boost energy, even ten to twenty minutes a day can make a difference. I have found 30 day fitness challenges to be a fun way to work on building my muscles, and since it is using my body, I don’t have to buy equipment or go to a gym. Take up a fun sport, go biking, play tennis, move your body!

Western Botanicals Sweet DreamsGet sufficient sleep. Sufficient sleep will keep you feeling refreshed and alert for the day. Western Botanicals Sweet Dreams formula is a natural, non-narcotic herbal formula that helps to relax the body, mind and spirit allowing you to gently drift into sleep. Appropriate for children and adults, not habit forming and completely non-toxic to the system. Available in capsules and liquid.

Western Botanicals Thyroid FormulaCheck Your Thyroid. The thyroid gland produces, stores, and releases hormones that regulate your metabolism. A healthy thyroid gland will support strong energy levels. Western Botanicals Thyroid Formula supports normal thyroid function, available in capsules and liquid.

Add Supplements. Earth's Nutrition is a great way to get a good helping of the whole foods you need, in capsules and powder. Western Botanicals Super Adrenal Support liquid and Ginseng Plus Formula are adrenal support herbs which aid our ability to handle stress and reduce fatigue. Available in capsules and liquid.

Western Botanicals Liver/Gallbladder Formula    The liver is the largest internal organ and handles many bodily functions. Everything we ingest, breathe, or absorb through the skin is processed through the liver. It plays an important role in digestion and metabolism, regulating the production, storage, and release of sugar, fats, and cholesterol. Support healthy liver function with Western Botanicals Liver/Gallbladder Formula. Available in capsules and liquid.

With a few lifestyle changes and added supplements, your body can begin to break out of the fatigue cycle, and you can get back to doing the things you love.

Have a great month!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

What Herb Do I Use For My Ailment?

    I noticed a lady at church that didn’t seem to be doing very well.  I asked her if she was okay, and she told me about all the medication she is on.  She just switched health care plans and the new insurance company sent her three months worth of medications for all of her prescriptions.  She told me that her hormone pill looked different and she felt terrible on it.  Her high blood pressure pill looked different and she did not feel good at all on it either.  She named medications for other ailments and all the medications were different than what she had been using and she was worried! I’m sure other people are experiencing the same thing with the changes in health care and they should be worried!

    I figured out pretty early on in my adult life that I did not like giving the power to decide what to do for my health to another person.  I learned this the hard way when at twenty I had radioactive iodine treatment for hyperactive thyroid.  That procedure can’t be un-done and I will forever live with the consequences.  Since that time I have been more mindful of how I treat my body via food, herbs, essential oils and other alternative therapies. 

    There are alternative treatments for all ailments, and it is up to us to take the time to learn what they are. Even though health insurance doesn’t cover the cost of alternative medicine, herbs are affordable to use. A months supply of herbs would cost about the same as a co-pay. Herbs and oils work, and don’t have the terrible side effects.

    We know that you have a lot of choices to make when it comes to your health.  At Herbs First we carry a few product lines, and that is because we only sell the products that really work. When you have questions, we are here to answer them via email, where we can reply back with links, or via phone at 801-228-1901.

Ailments List
Abrasions - Bentonite Clay,  Coconut Oil,   Comfrey OintmentComplete Tissue & Bone OintmentCTR OintmentRash Ointment 
Acne - Bentonite Clay,  Blood Detox Formula,  Blood Stream Formula,   Essiac Formula,  Female Balance FormulaHormonal Changease Formula, Liver & Gall Bladder FormulaLiver/Gallbladder Formula 
ADD/ADHD - Attention Calm FormulaAttention Focus FormulaEFA Blend for ChildrenEssential Oils,  Herbal CleansingKid-e-TracMindTrac, Relax-EzeRebounding 
Adrenals - Adrenal FormulaAppetite FormulaAppetite Balance Oil   Ginseng Plus FormulaSuper Adrenal Support Formula

Allergies - Allergy FormulaBlood Stream FormulaHerbal Cough Syrup, ImmucalmJurassic GreenKid-e-SootheNettleRespiratory Congestion,   Sinus Allergy FormulaSinus & Lung Extract,   Sinus Plus Formula

Anal Fissures - Complete Tissue & Bone Ointment
Anemia - Female Tonic FormulaHerbal Iron Formula,  Jurassic GreenMale Tonic Formula 
Anthrax - Anti-PlagueBentonite Clay,   Super Garlic Immune Formula
Anxiety DisordersComposure OilDepression FormulaFemale Balance FormulaKid-e-TracLiver Transition FormulaMindTracNerve Calm,   Relax-Eze
Apoplexy - Antispasmodic
Arthritis - Anti-Inflammation FormulaBentonite Clay,  Cayenne Heat Ointment,   Complete Tissue & Bone FormulaComplete Tissue & Bone OintmentCTRCTR OintmentDeep Heat OintmentImmucalm,   Joint FormulaJurassic GreenKid-E-Soothe

Asthma - Anti Plague,   AntispasmodicImmucalmKid-e-SootheLobelia, Lung & Bronchial Formula,   Sinus Plus FormulaSuper Garlic Immune Formula  

Athletes Foot - Bentonite Clay,  Black Walnut Extract,  Complete Tissue & Bone OintmentGarlic OilMyrrh OilTea Tree Oil,  X-Ceptic  
Bedwetting - Bladder FormulaKid-e-Dry
Bi-Polar Disorder - Composure Essential Oil BlendDepression FormulaFemale Balance FormulaKid-e-Trac  Liver Transition FormulaMindTrac, Nerve CalmRelax-Eze
BladderBladder FormulaKid-e-Dry,  Kidney FormulaKidney/Bladder FormulaKidney/Bladder Tea

Bleeding Gums - Herbal Tooth Powder (Christopher's),  Herbal Tooth Powder (Western Botanicals)

Blood Circulation - Blood Circulation FormulaCayenneHawthorn Berry Heart Syrup

Blood Poisoning - Bentonite Clay,   Stings & Bites Ointment,
Blood PressureBlood Circulation FormulaCardio PlusCayenne, Hawthorn Berry Heart Syrup
Blood Purifier - Blood Stream FormulaBlood Cleansing TeaBlood Detox Formula, Burdock capsulesLiver Detox Tea

Boils - Bentonite Clay,  Black Drawing OintmentBlack Walnut ExtractBlood Stream Formula
Bones, broken etc. - Bentonite Clay,  Complete Tissue & Bone FormulaHerbal Calcium Formula
Bones, children - Kid-e-Calc
Bowel Disorders - Colon CleanseColon Comfort FormulaColon Detox FormulaHappy ColonLower Bowel Formula,  Kid-e-RegQuick Colon Cleanse #1Quick Colon Cleanse #2Turkey Rhubarb Formula

Bronchitis - Anti-PlagueGlandular System Massage OilInfection Formula, Lung & Bronchial FormulaRespiratory Congestion OilSuper Garlic Immune Formula
Bruises - Bentonite Clay,  Complete Tissue & Bone FormulaComplete Tissue & Bone OintmentCTR,  CTR Ointment

Burns and Sunburn - Bentonite Clay, BF&C ConditionerComplete Tissue & Bone Ointment,   CTR OintmentLavender Essential Oil
    This is the beginning of an ailments list.  We will add to it and at the end combine them into one page on our Herbs First blog.

Have a great month!

Friday, February 7, 2014

Eat Your Clay And Wear It Too!

    My husband and I went to a preparedness expo in the fall and we noticed that two of the exhibitors were selling Bentonite Clay. We have sold Bentonite Clay at Herbs First for about nine years and I have never really understood what it was used for.  In talking with the exhibitors they had it on hand for many purposes, which I will tell you about.  We were able to attend a class about Redmond Clay, which is who Western Botanicals buys the Bentonite Clay from. 

Western Botanicals Bentonite Clay     Clay has been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure ailments.  It is very effective in removing toxins from the body including radiation, clearing up dysentery, food poisoning diarrhea and other digestive problems. Bentonite Clay is very alkaline and is very useful in neutralizing heartburn, reflux, and upset stomachs.  It contains over 60 trace minerals and makes a wonderful electrolyte replacement that helps with hydration.  To use put one teaspoons of clay in 8 oz or more of water and mix.  Let it sit for 30 minutes, mix and drink the clay, or let it settle to the bottom of the glass and drink the liquid and throw out the clay.  Drink lots of water to help flush out the toxins it is collecting. It can also be capsulized.

    We were amazed to learn about the external uses of Bentonite clay to heal burns, road rash, broken bones, sprains, insect bites including brown recluse spider bites, ear aches, infections including MRSA and more. For the past few months my husband and I have been using the Bentonite Clay externally to see what it would do for us.  I started with my thumb joint that flares up with arthritis from time to time.  I covered my thumb from the bottom joint to the top of my wrist, wrapped it in plastic wrap and wore a glove to keep it in place overnight.  I could tell quite a difference, so repeated it the next night.  It has been over three months and that joint feels great, no pain whatsoever and no flare-ups.

    We both have problems with our shoulders and have had great results with using the clay on them.  I pulled a muscle recently and between taking Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue and Bone formula and putting the clay poultice on it, the muscle was able to heal quickly. I used it to clear up a stye on my eye, and of course it makes a great clay mask for the face.

Bentonite Clay    The clay should never be allowed to dry out, especially if using it on burns.  Use cheese cloth to contain it if using it for an ear ache, or put it directly on the skin and cover it with plastic wrap as we have done with the thumb, shoulders, etc. Always use a thick layer of hydrated Bentonite Clay on the area you are working on.  To hydrate the clay, put 1 cup of clay in a quart jar, add 1 cup water to the jar, put the lid on it and shake for several minutes.  Add another cup of water and shake well.  Let it sit overnight, it should be a mustard consistency, if too dry add more water and shake and let it sit for awhile. Keep the bottle handy and start using it for anything and everything.  It won’t take long for the whole family to be using this amazing healing Bentonite Clay.  Photo shows our clay bottle that we keep in our bathroom. Use a plastic or glass lid, metal will rust.

    For a detoxing footbath put 2 tablespoons and fill the footbath with hot water.  Soak the feet for 30 minutes.  Don't water plants with the water, as it has pulled toxins and poisons out of your body and will kill plants.  Put it on weeds!  For a detoxing bath put 2 cups in the tub and soak for 20 to 30 minutes.

    Follow this link to a great PDF booklet from Redmond Clay telling more uses of the clay as well as some great photos.  We hope you will enjoy using Bentonite Clay as much as we have.  Just a few months of experience and we are convinced that we will be using the clay for the rest of our lives.  I bought ten pounds of clay and bottles, and mixed it up and gave away bags of clay with bottles of mixed clay for Christmas.  My mother-in-law used it on her feet that had a fungus and it cleared it up quickly. People become believers when they use it. It doesn't take much effort to use, and the healing is amazing.

Have a great month!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Dr. Christopher's Male Urinary Tract Formula dissolves stones in the Kidney

Dr. Christopher's Male Urinary Tract Formula    A little education can save a guy a lot of pain and money. Dr. Christopher's Male Urinary Tract formula is a great men’s formula to keep the prostate and urinary tract functioning correctly.  As men age they tend to have more problems in this area, and it is worth using the Male Urinary Tract formula as a way to keep from having problems. 

Dr. Christopher's Prostate Plus Formula    Dr. Christopher's Male Urinary Tract formula has been used historically for the aid of the malfunctioning prostate gland. This formula has been designed to dissolve the stones that are in the kidneys, as well as clean out other sedimentation and infection in the prostate. Male Urinary Tract formula works exceptionally well by itself, however, when combined with Dr. Christopher's Prostate Plus Formula, another male urinary tract formula, they work very synergistically together. Both formulas are available in capsules.

    Learn more about treating prostate problems on the Herbal Legacy website and please note where Dr. Christopher talks about how foods containing nitrates are very detrimental to the prostate gland.

    You can order these formulas and more at Herbs First.  We now take phone orders Monday thru Friday  9:00 – 3:00 pm mountain time – call 801-228-1901.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Advanced Therapy Essential Oil Diffuser

Advanced Therapy Essential Oil Diffuser    Diffusers are a great way to treat a room full of people with essential oils without having to slather it on them.  The Advanced Therapy Essential Oil Diffuser has a timer to adjust how long to diffuse as well as how long in-between, and how much oil to diffuse.  I have mine set to run for 1 minute every 5 minutes, a bottle of oil lasts about a month at this setting, I most often will cut it 50/50 with fractionated coconut oil and get excellent results.

     I always thought it would be nice to have a diffuser and was happy to get it before the germs got really bad.  So far everyone is staying healthy at my house, and it is nice to know when visitors come they will get a dose of oils that will help protect them as well.  I am diffusing X-Plague blend which helps protect the body from the onset of flu, colds, sore throats and more.  X-Plague contains Cloves, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiate and Rosemary, and diffused it is a very pleasant smell to have around.  What a great way to help everyone stay healthy!  Order X-Plague here!

    This month we have added a free sample bottle of Garden Essence Oils Grapefruit essential oil that you can get with your $100.00 order.  I like to use Grapefruit in my water, just a few drops makes a refreshing flavored water with no calories. Grapefruit has diuretic properties, stimulates the gall bladder and is a tonic to the liver.  It is cleansing, a digestive aid, helps in reducing water retention and cellulite, and regulates body weight if used regularly. A great essential oil to use this time of year!  We have a few of the Christmas Joy left, so if you would prefer it, request the exchange in the special instructions box at checkout. Put in "grapefruit" as the coupon code or order  here.

    Herbs First carries Dr. Christopher's and Western Botanicals lines of herbs and Garden Essence Oils at an affordable cost. Put in your order today!  Order online or call 801-228-1901 to place an order.

Have a great month!

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Where Does Your Iron Come From?

Iron in cereal
    I came across a video that just floored me, posted by a guy that calls himself “The Crazy Russian Hacker”.  The title of the post is How to extract a handful of iron metal filings from your cereal, click on the link and watch it! The photo above shows Total Raisin Bran that has been blended with water. He then places a magnet on the bottom of the bag of cereal mash and shakes it around, turns it right side up and the black particles you see is the iron.  This is iron, like eating shavings from a bar of iron.  Do you think your body is going to use this??  I think not!

Herbal Iron    Dr. Christopher always taught people to get iron from food sources such as apricots, sunflower seeds, black molasses, raisins, prunes, brewer's yeast, kelp, egg yolk, grains, beets and their greens, turnip greens, dulse, and walnuts. You can also get it from herbs, Herbal Iron contains Dandelion Leaf,  Beet Root, Yellow Dock Root, Nettle Leaf and Spirulina.  Your body can easily use the iron in the herbs and food to help you stay healthy. 

    Symptoms of iron deficiency also known as anemia include: weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitations, pallor and skin disorders, vertigo, depression and memory impairment. You can read more about Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Iron and its health benefits by clicking on the link. 

    “The Crazy Russian Hacker”, went on to say that it is ok to eat this type of iron, it isn’t going to hurt you. I would say that it certainly isn’t going to help you either!  Just one more reason to get off processed junk food.  Learn how to make your own nutritious granola on our blog,

    Herbs First carries Dr. Christopher's and Western Botanicals lines of herbs and Garden Essence Oils at an affordable cost. Put in your order today!  Order online or call 801-228-1901 to place an order.

Have a great month!