Thursday, November 1, 2018

What do you do for diarrhea and cramping?

Dr Christopher's Soothing Digestion
capsulesMy husband Don and I had an interesting night this week. We went to bed feeling fine, but soon enough we weren’t feeling well. Don got up several times cramping and then finally had diarrhea, and I had been feeling the cramping in my gut and was unable to sleep. I finally decided we must have eaten something that didn’t sit right with us and had Don take the Dr. Christopher’s Soothing Digestion which is Slippery Elm and Licorice. This formula aids the body in normalizing the gastrointestinal tract and has always been a great one for us to take for those sudden bouts of diarrhea that crop up from time to time. It is one of the formulas to help people overcome candida and leaky gut syndrome.

Garden Essence Oils DigestionI was feeling pain throughout my gut and decided to use Garden Essence Oils Digestion Oil on my entire abdomen. We both likely ate the same thing that caused the problem and since I didn’t have diarrhea I decided to use the oil because it has worked well for me in the past.  Amazingly just one dose for both of us did the trick and we were able to settle down and sleep through the night.

Bentonite ClayAnother good choice for stomach discomfort from slightly off food is Bentonite Clay. Mix a tablespoon of the clay in water and drink it down. I know it sounds weird to eat clay or dirt, but it helps pull out the bad stuff and replenishes minerals too! Had we used the Bentonite Clay I know it would have done the job as well. We keep the clay in dry form and wet form. Learn more about how to use Benyonite Clay on our blog

It’s nice to have a few natural remedies on hand to choose from for a diarrhea and stomach problems. In the past I would have been in distress all night and gotten no sleep. One dose did the trick and that is affordable medicine to have on hand for a time of need!

We carry the full line of Dr. Christopher, Western Botanicals and Garden Essence Oils product lines. These are the best that I have ever found. There are a lot of products out on the market and when you go to other sites and they carry so many brands that it is confusing to know what to use and you know that  they are just in it for the money. 

We use and love the products at Herbs First, and know what they are used for! Please call me if you need any help and would like to place an order. We love talking to our customers! 

You can order online at Herbs First or call in your order at 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cold and Flu Season IS HERE!

Flu and colds  seem to be getting more and more rampant. From the first day of school back in August we began hearing about droves of children being sick. When the kids get sick at school they bring it home to the parents and the rest of the family. This is becoming a never-ending cycle. The best line of defense is adding more fruits and vegetables, and eliminating processed foods from your diet. Processed foods are what brings about a low immune system and the cycle of sickness. Fruits and vegetables bring healing!
Herbs aid in helping to build the immune system up so that our own body will easily be able to fight off the invaders We keep a variety of herbs and essential oils on hand so that in the event we feel some symptoms coming on we can treat it quickly and avoid getting sick. 

Glandular Massage OIlX-PlagueA favorite to put on the kids in the morning as they are getting ready for school is Dr. Christopher's Glandular Massage Oil with Garden Essence Oils X-Plague mixed in. To one bottle of Glandular Massage Oil add 40 drops of X-Plague into the bottle. Put a few drops on your hands and rub it into the bottom of feet and into the glands at the top of the neck. This is an easy and affordable way to help keep people from succumbing to illness, and has aromatherapy benefits as well! Diffuse X-Plague during the winter months too!
Other great oil blends that help the immune system that are antiseptic, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal are Cleansing, Immuboost, Immune and 3 in 1.  
We have many herbal formulas available to help keep you and your family healthy during the year. Choose several to have on hand, as the body gets immune to using the same formula all the time.

- Dr. Christopher’s formula was designed to enhance the body’s ability to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Give at the first sign of a sniffle and for a few days, along with using the Glandular/X-Plague blend above.

aids the body with seasonal changes & helps support immune health.

Super Garlic Immune FormulaSuper Garlic Immune Formula – Dr. Christopher’s formulated the Anti-Plague formula and it is available only in liquid. It tastes oh so bad, but is oh so good for the boosting immune system and killing off all the yuk that is going on.

Western Botanicals Immu-Defense
Immu-Defense – Western Botanicals version of Anti-Plague available in syrup and capsules! The capsules are so great, because there are lots of people that can't handle the taste and can now have the benefits of this amazing formula!

Echinacea and Goldenseal - Formulated to lend support to the body's immune system through its antiviral and antibacterial actions. Available in Dr. Christopher’s capsules and extract, and Western Botanicals extract and syrup.

Dr Christopher's Elderberry
Elderberry - is especially valued for its enhancement if immune function and ability to inhibit disease.

Dr Christophers Immune System
Immune System Formula
– the herbs in the Immune System Formula have been used for thousands of years as tonics for preventative health care. Used on a
daily basis it helps to strengthen the immune system and guard against invaders.

Immune boost
Immune Boost
– Western Botanicals formula that
strengthens your immune system to better fight off viruses, and infections, and increases the number of immune cells in your body. Available in capsules, extract and syrup.

Western Botanicals Immune Tea
Immune Tea
– for people who prefer to take their herbs in tea form, used to prevent or to fight the effects of viral infections including colds and flu.

Dr Christophers INF formula
INF Formula
– formerly Infection/Lymphatic Formula. Dr. Christopher's time tested INF formula supports the body's lymphatic system which is helpful to promote overall health.

Lung and Bronchial capsulesDr Christophers Lung and Bronchial

Lung and Bronchial Formula – especially helpful to people susceptible to lung problems. Take with INF if infection is present. Available in capsules and extract.

Western Botanicals Natures C
Nature's 'C' Complex
Western Botanicals blended a combination of herbs and fruits known to be high in vitamin C content. This is not a compressed extract powder pill, but vitamin C in a whole food, as nature intended.

Dr Christophers Respiratory Massage
OIlDr Christophers Respiratory Syrup
Respiratory Massage Oil
and Respiratory Syrup – especially helpful for asthma, colds and flu, and is very useful in expelling mucus from the respiratory system.

western-botanicals Goldenseal
Goldenseal Combination
– formerly Flu & Virus formula, contains four of the most common herbs used for combating the ills brought on by winter weather. Available in capsules and syrup.

western botanicals Herbal Throat
Herbal Throat Soothe
will help settle a cough and soothe a sore throat while facilitating a faster recovery. Available in syrup and spray.

Western Botanicals Very berry Tea
Very Berry Tea
– a wonderful blend of Red Raspberry, Hibiscus, Elder berry, and Cranberries is a delicious immune building tea.

Dr Christopher's Chest Formula

Chest Formula
- Dr. Christopher's Chest Formula is full of herbs that supports the body's immune system & is great for the cold season.

Dr Christopher's Cold Seas Formula
Cold Season Formula
- Dr. Christopher's Cold Season formula aids the body with seasonal changes and helps support immune health.

Now is the time to stock up on your winter needs. Order online at Herbs First or call 801-228-1901 to place your order today!

Have a great month!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Remember Lavender Essential Oil

Garden Essence Oils Lavender    My husband and I went to Mexico last month for our 40th Anniversary trip and I try to pack small amounts of herbs and oils that we might need just in case. We ended up going to Xel Ha which is an amazing outdoor park. We rode bikes and floated down a river, hiked and swam all day. This place is on the Mexican Rivera which is a rain forest area. We were wet all day and the bugs decided that we tasted pretty good!
    We got back to our resort and I got into my bag of herbs and oils and found that I had no Lavender oil, yikes! It didn't surprise me, but I was oh so sad. You see, I just can't stand the smell of Lavender. I refused to use it for years because I just didn't like it. Knowing what a good oil it is I finally started using it about two years ago, and am becoming accustomed to the smell.
Garden Essence Oils Lavender    Sad day for us, but we only had one day left before we headed home. The bites were itchy but we survived. First thing getting home we both went for the Lavender oil and oh sweet relief! By morning the bites were about gone!
    Lavender is great for so many things and I'm so happy that I was brave enough to start using it! Not only is is good for bug bites and stings, but is also a repellent to bugs! It is great for burns including sunburns! It is a great sleep aid, rub it on your feet at night, or put a few drops on your pillow, or rub across your brow and the insides of your wrists.
    Lavender is calming and is helpful for nerves and anxiety issues. It is helpful for acne and helps heal the scarring from it. Lavender is a pain reliever, use on sore muscles, and arthritic joints. Good for respiratory problems, rub on the chest front and back, diffuse into the room, or inhale from the bottle!
    Best of all, Lavender is a very affordable oil! Lavender is a must have oil for every household! If you don't know what oil to use for something, try Lavender! 
    Order online or by phone 801-228-1901!

Have a great month!

Friday, May 11, 2018

Comparing Western Botanicals formulas to Dr. Schulze Formulas

Many people have been very pleased with the Western Botanicals Formulas that we have been selling for the last twelve years. Here is a customer comment:

"I was obviously delighted when you added Western Botanicals to your line. I instantly recognized them to be similar/same to the Schulze products I have taken for years. Also, I appreciate that they are more economical. So I just wanted you to know that I am very happy you have added them and wish you great success with this line."

We get phone calls often exclaiming how much they love this line of products.
Both Dr. Schulze and the owners of Western Botanicals learned from The School of Natural Healing.  If you have bought Dr. Schulze's products in the past but find them to be too expensive, then please compare the Western Botanicals Formulas. You will find them to be the same high quality at a more affordable price. We invite you to enjoy these great formulas.  Please be sure to compare the ingredients as the formulas may not be exactly the same.

Blood Detox Formula - Detox Formula
Brain Circulation Formula - Brain Formula
Colon Cleanse - Intestinal Cleanse #1
Colon Detox - Intestinal Cleanse #2
Colon Cleanse Syrup - Intestinal Cleanse #3
Deep Heat Oil - Deep Tissue Oil
Earth's Nutrition - Superfood
Essential Aircare (Eucalyptus Blend) - Air Detox
Female Balance Formula - Female Formula
Ginseng Plus - Super Ginseng Formula
Heart Formula - Heart Formula
Herbal Anti-Septic - Anti-Infection Formula
Herbal Mouthwash Concentrate = Tooth & Gum
Herbal Super Tonic - Super Tonic
Kidney/Bladder Formula - KB Formula
Kidney/Bladder Tea - KB Tea
Liver/Gallbladder Formula - LG-AP
Liver Detox Tea - Detox Tea
Nerve Calm Formula - Nerve Formula
Sensual Enhancement Formula - Male Formula

Most links above are the 2 oz alcohol extracts. Most formulas are available in capsules, syrup and alcohol extract 2 oz and 4 oz. Click on the related items link on the item page you are on to bring up the other sizes.

Order online or call 801-228-1901 to order. 

Have a healthy and happy month,
Kathryn Mechling

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Dr. Christopher's Anti-Plague Formula, are you ready for the winter bugs?

Dr. Christopher's Super Garlic Immune Formula
Dr. Christopher’s famous Anti-Plague formula has been used by my family for over 25 years! The name has changed and at Herbs First we carry both Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune Formula as well as Western Botanicals Immu-Defense formula in capsules and syrup. Both formulas are similar and work the same. This is the top selling winter formula because it stimulates the immune system and knocks out colds, flus and other “plagues”.  It also can be used as a tonic and preventive.

Western Botanical Immu Defense capsulesWhen my son was a toddler he would be sick for three weeks, well for two days and then start all over again with being sick for three weeks. I had a friend introduce me to the Anti Plague formula and I gave it to my son daily for a year. He was able to break out of the cycle as soon as we started him on it and became our healthy one! I like to make my own, which is about a one week process. You can learn how on the blog.  It's a lot of work but worth it if you need so save some money!

Order what you need while availability is high, as these formulas tend to run out when the plagues start going around! 

I love taking care of myself and my family with these great herbal formulas.
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ginger for travel, cramps and pain.

Western Botanicals Ginger Root capsules
    Ginger has been a great herbal choice for me. I started using it for motion sickness about ten years ago. Before that I had used the common over-the-counter drugs, but found that they made me very drowsy. When I switched to Ginger, I found that it worked better than the drug without the drowsiness. My husband and I went on a cruise earlier this year. This was our first cruise and we had no idea how we were going to do and were quite worried. We took our ginger and were just fine on the plane, ship and on the tours. Great for people of all ages!

    I used Ginger for menstrual cramps and found it to be much better than anything else I ever tried for cramps. Similar to travel sickness I found it best to start taking the Ginger before the cramps began. Then I could get through my whole period with no pain.

    Ginger is safe, effective and affordable and comes in capsules, bulk powder, cut, and extract.
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Lung and Bronchial formula - are you breathing well?

Don & Kathryn biking    I have been struggling with coughing the last few months on my bike rides, and it got really bad with all the smoke from the fires that have been happening in the western part of the United States. I don’t know why I didn’t think to use Dr. Christopher’s Lung & Bronchial Formula, but when I finally did it cleared it up fast. I have had lung issues in the past and it always helped to keep them clear and strong. With breathing in the smoke lately and winter on its way I'm going to stay on Lung & Bronchial formula for a while to make sure my lungs stay strong.

Dr Christopher's LUng & Bronchial Formula    Lung & Bronchial formula contains herbs that have been used historically to help relieve irritation in the respiratory tract, lungs and bronchial system. This is an aid for emphysema as well as other bronchial and lung congestions such as bronchitis, asthma, tuberculosis, etc. This formula is extremely valuable in strengthening and healing the entire respiratory tract. It promotes the discharge of mucous secretions from the bronchopulmonary passages. Thus, it helps to clear the oxygen passageways. Dr. Christopher's Lung & Bronchial formula nourishes the lungs & supports the respiratory system. Available in capsules, extract and bulk as Resp-Free powder.
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901

Have a great month!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

How to retain your hair color naturally!

Dr Christopher's Herb Lectures CDs    Dr. Christopher has the answer for most every problem and he happens to talk about retaining your hair color in the Herb Lectures CD’s.  Yarrow is the herb he talks about using as a hair rinse for people with blonde hair.  He tells the story of women he knew that had beautiful strawberry blonde hair that over the years turned white.  His friend came in one day to see him and her hair was back to being strawberry blonde. She quickly mentioned that she didn’t dye it, that she was reading over her notes about using the yarrow tea as a rinse to bring the color back and was so happy that it really worked! Dr. Christopher also mentions on the CD to use Rosemary tea for darker haired people.
Don and Kathryn Mechling   As I get older I work harder and harder at maintaining my health and looks. I have never liked the idea of dyeing my hair, I can’t stand the smell of the chemicals and don’t want them seeping into my body. About five years ago I decided that I would start using the Rosemary tea to see if I could maintain my hair color. I had some sparklies back then and I still have some sparklies in my hair but I think I have far less now than I did five years ago when I started using the rinse. This photo of my husband and I, Don is 61 and I just turned 58. I think you will agree that the Rosemary tea hair rinse is working!
   Making Rosemary or Yarrow hair rinse is easy. I take 8 oz of filtered water, throw in a heaping teaspoon of rosemary and bring it to a boil. I turn off the stove and let it steep for half the day, or whenever I get around to bottling it. I put it into an empty 8 oz BF&C Shampoo bottle, add a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to it and put it in the shower. One batch lasts me a week. I don’t wash my hair every day, but do shower and wet my hiar and then put the rosemary tea on it. I rinse it out at the end of my shower and let my hair air dry. I love having a natural solution to a real life problem.
Order online at Herbs First or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Free Samples with your order!

    Everyone loves samples, and if you have ordered in the last month or so you received some samples of Dr. Christopher’s most popular formulas. We have had some great feed back from customers who have tried them and liked them. We hope you will too!

Complete Tissue and Bone sample    Complete Tissue and Bone Formula capsules are always in supply at our house. You never know when you might need their healing goodness. This formula contains a synergistic combination of herbs for bones, flesh and cartilage. Bones play a major role in our body. They provide structure, protect organs and anchor muscles. Dr. Christopher's time-tested Complete Tissue & Bone Formula supports bones, skin, tissue, hair, nails, teeth & gums.
Lower Bowel Sample
    Lower Bowel Formula was designed to encourage the elimination of waste and assist the motor activity of the intestines in a natural way. In most cases, improper diet has caused the peristaltic muscles to become sluggish, and in some cases, to quit working. It will take six to nine months with the aid of the Lower Bowel Formula for the average individual to clean out the fecal matter and to rebuild the bowel structure sufficiently to have the peristaltic muscles working.

Mindtrac sample    Mindtrac contains a synergistic blend of whole herbs for optimum mental and emotional balance. Feeling sad, down, blue, not thinking straight and miserable are ways we may feel from time to time. Taking a natural approach for a chemical imbalance and to rid negative thoughts is essential, as whole herbs will not have the long-term side effects that many chemicals do. MindTrac formula supports brain function, properly assisting the body with delivering nutrients to the brain, aids in calming the nervous system and supports the body’s natural response to stress.

Vitalerbs Sample    Vitalerbs are a nature balanced whole food vitamin and mineral supplement for the body. Vitamins and minerals play a key role in boosting the immune system, growth and development, mental aptitude, physical fitness and in supporting the body’s systems.3 The market is flooded with standardized supplements, which extract leading active ingredients but Dr. Christopher's Vitalerbs is the ultimate whole-food formula, perfectly balanced the way Mother Nature intended.

Please email me or call me if you have any questions about these formulas or any other products.

Last day of the extra sale on Western Botanicals formulas - put in the coupon code 15%-WB-formulas  to get an additional 15% off!
Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Western Botanicals Formulas Available in Capsules and Liquid

Western Botanicals Immune Boost
    I love the fact that most of Western Botanicals Formulas come in both capsules and liquid. The capsules are vegetarian capsules and the liquid are alcohol extracts and syrups. How do you choose which form to take?? That depends on you, they all work equally as well.

    Capsules are great for people that can’t tolerate the taste of herbs. Not all liquid herbs taste bad, but some people just can’t get handle the thought of having to taste something so different, so stick with the capsules if this is the case. Capsules take about 15 to 20 minutes to dissolve, and once in the system they get right to work. The important part is to just take them and let them do their thing!

    Alcohol extracts are extracted into alcohol and will get into your system quickly. Alcohol extracts are a great choice for long-term storage, because they will keep indefinitely if kept in a cool dark place. They are going to taste hot due to the alcohol, so keep that in mind if you are giving them to pets or children who may not be able to handle the alcohol. If need be and you have alcohol extract, you could put it on the stove and bring it down by half and then add glycerin and maple syrup to it to make it into a syrup. I did this recently and it worked well.

    Many of Western Botanicals formulas are available in syrup and are preserved in glycerin and often with honey or maple syrup as an additional preservative and essential oils as a flavor enhancer. I have used quite a few of the syrups and they really do taste great. These are what I would use for children, pets, elderly people and anyone who can’t handle taking capsules. They get into the system quickly since they are liquid. Syrups have a shorter shelf life and I keep the syrups in the refrigerator to help them stay fresh longer. I would buy only what my family can use in a year or two, they are not for long-term storage.

    I love taking care of myself and my family with these great herbal formulas. Get an additional 15% discount on Western Botanicals Formulas with the discount code 15%-WB-formulas 
      Order online at Herbs First, or phone in your order 801-228-1901.

Have a great month!