Monday, October 26, 2009

Depression is a Normal Part of Life

MindTrac is another one of those great formulas to have on hand when you need it. The first time I used it was when my now 20 year old son was in 4th grade. It’s nice to be able to look back at this point in time where he is a grown up young man doing great things in his life, but in 4th grade I didn’t think he had a chance. We were going through some really hard times with him in school and at home. I would get my kids to school and then go back to bed until about noon, drag myself out of bed, get my work done, get some things done around the house and then pick up the kids from school. After about three weeks of this I realized I really had a problem and that I was depressed, stressed, anxious, you name it. I got on the Herbs First website and looked at the MindTrac formula and thought this would be a good one to try because it looked like it would cover every symptom I was having. From the first day that I tried it I was amazed at the difference, I didn’t feel like I had to sleep after getting the kids to school and I was better able to handle the difficult situation with my son until things turned around for him.

I use MindTrac when I need it, sometimes just for a day or two, sometimes for weeks until my body tells me I don’t need it anymore. It worked so well for me I told a family member about it and here is what she had to say:

“I have suffered with situational depression on and off over the last 13 years. When I was first diagnosed, my doctors had me taking a combination ofdifferent prescription medications for depression and anxiety. The side effects were horrendous! Not only did it not alleviate my symptoms of depression, it enhanced them, sending me into a deep spiral of despair. I felt that the medications actually changed my personality and I didn’t like the person I was becoming. Needless to say, that only made the depression worse. For almost 2 years as I suffered with this severe depression, I had thoughts of suicide, something I had not had before being medicated. I made three separate attempts to end my life and was hospitalized. In the hospital all they did was increase the medication until I felt like I was a walking zombie. It was then that it occurred to me that I had only thought of ending my life when the medication had first been prescribed. Once I recognized that the medication only made things worse for me, I stopped taking them altogether and tried to live the best I could with the depression. Since it was situational, once I was able to get out of the bad situations, the depression would subside. I still struggle when life throws me curve balls though! About 5 1/2 years ago, I was introduced to MindTrac. What a difference it has made for me! When I begin to feel down, or stressed out, I know it’s time to take some MindTrac. It helps me to be able to cope with the situations that I’m faced with, and I don’t have to worry about any side effects or having the depression worsen. I love that I can take it only when I need it, and that it helps me cope with the stressful situations in my life. I shudder to think of the roller coaster I was on several years ago and marvel at the changes in my life since I’ve turned to herbal remedies. I don’t know what I would do without this wonderful formula! I always make sure that I have several bottles in the cupboard so that I have it available when I need it the most. MindTrac is a life saver for me!”

Depression is a normal part of life. Life isn’t always easy and people are going to go through hard times and get stressed and depressed. Medication tends to cover up problems, cause other problems and not solve anything. Being able to take MindTrac to smooth out the edges and help people to get through those times is a better way, because you will know when you don’t need it anymore. Relax-Eze is a great formula to take with MindTrac for more severe cases. I have used both formulas apart and together for many years and they are of course on my “must have” list. We are again going through hard times, my husband’s loss of job and my father’s impending death to name a few. I don’t enjoy what we are going through, but being able to take MindTrac when needed makes a big difference.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Complete Tissue and Bone Formula to the rescue, again and again!

A few weeks ago when we were in Washington my husband and I spent our days working on my dad's house to get it ready to sell. My brother came up the day before we were to leave and between the three of us we put in 300 hours of work inside and outside of my dad’s house. When my brother left he put a for sale sign on the house and by the next afternoon it was sold. Our hard work paid off!

On our way home I was so happy to be off my feet, you see I spend a lot of time at the computer and after spending 9 days on my feet they were letting me know that they weren’t used to that. The balls of my feet were especially sore and it just didn’t dawn on me at the time that maybe I should take something for it. Last week when it had been 19 days since we had left my Dad’s I woke up one morning and realized this is not going to be a day that I will be able to exercise. The ball of my left foot was swollen and painful and I couldn’t put any weight on it. That’s when I thought, how dumb can you get? I started taking 4 capsules of Complete Tissue and Bone Formula three times a day and by the end of the second day I could tell the herbs were doing their work. Over the weekend my feet continued to improve.

This morning I was running around cleaning my house with bare feet and caught my little toe on a door and I broke it. I now have a new reason to keep taking the Complete Tissue & Bone Formula, but since my toe is broken I'll be upping my dosage to 6 times a day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Arm yourself with a great Flu/Cold fighting arsenal

Essential Oils have amazing healing power and my family has grown to love the X-Plague blend from Garden Essence that we have at Herbs First. X-Plague contains Cloves, Lemon, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus radiata and Rosemary Essential Oils. The highly anti-viral, antiseptic properties of the single oils contained in this blend help protect the body from the onset of flu, E-coli, candida, colds, sore throats, gum infection, canker sores and more. The Garden Essence oils are all full-strength oils and are not to be used straight from the bottle, but should be mixed with a carrier oil. A carrier oil can be any good oil that you may have such as olive oil or almond oil. Since X-Plague is used so often for colds, flu's and sore throats we
like to mix it into a bottle of
Glandular Massage Oil. Glandular Massage Oil on its own is great for rubbing on the neck area when we have a sore throat. Here is what Dr. Christopher said about the Glandular Massage Oil in one of his newsletters:
Glandular & X-:Plague"Tonsillitis: The tonsils are the tail end of the lymphatic system. They swell up with pus and infection when the body is overloaded with toxic material. When the system is overloaded with waste that an inactive lymphatic system cannot eliminate, the tonsils become enlarged and sore. They are a safety valve of the body - a warning system, if you wish. They should never be removed from the body. The lymphatic system can be cleared through exercise. The lymph system has no pump such as the bloodstream has the heart. Exercise can activate the lymph system to carry waste products from the cells. The glandular formula can be taken internally as a tea or capsules and externally as a fomentation around the neck covering the affected glands. Of course the tonsils will diminish in size and infectious content with adherence to the correct principles of nutrition contained in the mucusless diet. "
Adding X-Plague to the bottle of Glandular makes the two formulas together a great combination for keeping sickness at bay. We use is all winter on our necks and the upper chest before we head out to work or send the kids to school, and put it on our feet at night where the healing properties can be distributed throughout our entire bodies via the reflex points. Add 60 drops of X-Plague to a fresh bottle of Glandular Massage Oil and you are armed with a great Flu/Cold fighting arsenal.
In Dr. Christopher’s statement above he talks about exercise clearing the lymphatic system. The best exercise for keeping the lymph system moving is the rebounder also know as a mini-trampoline. I have used a rebounder for over 25 years and it is my main exercise in the morning while watching Good Morning America. The rebounder is fun and easy to use, kids love it, people of any age can use it including the elderly. I feel very energized and ready for the day after exercise. The ReboundAIR comes with a lifetime warranty and are built to last. The Standard and half-fold models are for people under 300 lbs. The Ultimate quarter fold model is for people weighing less that 400 lbs. Included with the Rebounder is a CD & DVD. The ReboundAIR is a great addition to any home exercise and wellness program.
Learn about more immune boosting herbs at Cleanse Nourish Heal.
You can purchase these herbs and and ReboundAIR rebounders at Herbs First.

Monday, October 5, 2009

The Choice Is Yours

A friend called me a few weeks ago to ask if I knew what was going on with her having numbness in her hands and feet. I didn’t know but could tell she was worried, so suggested she go to a doctor to find out what was wrong. She went and found that she has diabetes. Now that she knows what the problem is she can learn what to do for it. She ordered the Pancreas Formula and said wow, these herbs are way less expensive than the medication that they want to put me on.

I think this is a good time to review one of my older posts on my blog about Natural Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine. It is important to read this from time to time to remind us of how herbs and correct diet work in our bodies and why it is a better choice over conventional medicine. We also need to realize that we get ourselves into these kinds of messes from how we eat. My dad is a good example, he is my close family member that is on dialysis in the Natural Medicine vs. Conventional Medicine post, and the reason why we made a quick trip to Washington last month. I kept giving him herbs to cleanse his kidneys, build up his blood etc. He would say they aren’t working. When I was there I brought home the almost full bottles of everything that I gave him over the past few years. The herbs don’t work if they stay in the bottle, you have to actually open the bottle and eat them. He just didn’t want to change, has chosen the medical method and is paying an awful high price for it.

The lesson is this; we all choose our fate, is it eating whatever we want and using conventional medicine to only get worse and worse, or are we going to change our diet and use the herbs to help us maintain optimum health?? Dr. Christopher often said, this is a do it yourself plan. Learn what to do and then do it, and you will be healthy. The choice is clear for me.

I am happy to give links to people that ask. Please email me with what you are looking for if you can’t find it yourself. A great website to learn from is the Herbal Legacy Website from the School of Natural Healing, and where most of the links I give come from. Due to the FTC and FDA regulations we are not able to post this information on our website. We also have available for purchase, Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing Aliment CD Rom, $4.95 with a $50.00 purchase, or $13.97 without the minimum purchase. This CD is well worth the investment and has been updated from the old one that we offered a few years ago.

Comment from a subscriber:
Loved this and forwarded it to a lot of people. I keep getting..."So what can I do?" My answer is, "So what is the problem." They don't want to find out but they want someone else to fix it. Loved the story about your Dad. My sister did the same thing.

My question when she found out that she was ill, " Would you like to start an herbal program." Her answer was, " No, the doctor is going to heal me." She died in 2005. It is a planet of choice.
P. H.