Monday, November 30, 2009

Coconut Oil to the rescue

I woke up in the early hours this morning with my eye hurting and realized that I was getting an ulcer on my cornea which is different from an eye infection. I have dealt with this problem for many years and the last time I had this problem was in January & February which lasted over a three week period. This type of infection is not to be taken lightly, it is a stabbing pain in the eye along with incredible sensitivity to light. Being an ulcer it is wears holes in the cornea and if it is in the line of vision will result in distorted and even loss of vision. I spent close to $300.00 in doctor bills and eyedrops last winter and wasn’t getting anywhere until I decided to try the coconut oil cure.

Coconut oil kills virus & bacteria and I found then as now that taking it internally will help the problem quite quickly. When I first realized that I was getting an ulcer I drank a glass of coconut milk since it is high in coonut oil. Later when I got up it was still hurting so I popped my oil bottle into hot water to melt the coconut oil and started taking a tablespoon of oil about every half hour. After about three doses my eye finally stopped hurting. I have continued to eat a tablespoon of oil every few hours throughout the day and will continue to take it for a few days to make sure the problem is taken care of. Wow, knowing this works has saved me a lot of money and better yet, saved me the pain I have gone through in years past when these infections hit me.

There has been a lot of research on using Coconut Oil for many health issues including diabetes, AIDS, stomach ulcers and more. You can learn more in the book Coconut Cures. I enjoy cooking with coconut oil and it makes the food taste better. I love to dribble coconut oil on my steamed vegies, cook my food in the oil and use it in my baking. Coconut oil is great for the skin and we have gone through quite a bit of the oil using it externally. We made homemade scones a few weeks ago and usually I can’t handle the smell of fried foods in my house. The scones were very delicious and did not leave that awful smell in my house. Coconut oil doesn’t change when heated and is a very safe oil to eat.

We have great pricing on our coconut oil with a low shipping cost of $10.00 for up to 4 gallons of oil.

You can purchase Coconut Oil at Herbs First.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thinning Hair

A few years ago I was talking to a customer who was working with David Christopher on some health issues one of which was thinning hair. The combination that David came up with has been a good one that I have passed on to many people with great success. Take one bottle of Complete Tissue and Massage Oil (2 oz.) and add to it 60 drops of Rosemary Essential Oil. I combined this and sent it to my nephew who has alopecia and it has been somewhat helpful for his problem. About six months ago I was feeling like my hairline was receding and so I mixed up a bottle for myself and started using it on the affected area and it filled in nicely. I mentioned the problem to my sister and she replied that she was having the same problem and had been using it with great success as well. My husband has totally lost his hair and I think we are too late for him, too bad we didn’t know about this one 15 years ago. For people that are starting to have hairloss it would be well worth it to try it. I just massage it lightly into the affected area at bedtime and wash it out in the morning.

In the essential oil class that I took earlier in the year she told us to add the Rosemary to our conditioner which helps the hair to go from gray back to its original color. I just add a drop or two to the conditioner, rub it together in my hands and put it on my hair. Rosemary is for darker haired people, not for blondes. I don’t have very much gray at this point and would love to keep it that way. Also for balding is the BF and C Hair and Scalp Massage Formula, BF and C Shampoo and BF and C Conditioner.

With sugar being in abundance and will power being low, keep your immune system high with either Christopher’s Immune System Formula or Western Botanicals Immune Boost. As Benjamin Franklin said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As a preventative take either formula in the morning and evening. At the first sign of sickness do not eat any more sugar. Drink plenty of water and fresh squeezed orange juice, and add the Infection Formula or Anti Plague or any of the other great cold/flu fighting formulas to the Immune formula of choice. Stay off the sugar until you are well for several days. Here's a great link more infecion fighters and a great home-made Cold Tonic.

Have a healthy holiday season!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Having herbs on hand gives you the power to heal!

We have plenty of Super Garlic Immune Formula in our warehouse and it is 35% off this month. I’ve personally gone through gallons of this stuff over the years and it has helped me get well many times. The key to being able to get well is to have what you need on hand when you need it. Super Garlic Immune Formula is one of the most popular winter formulas and if you wait until you need it, you may suffer for many days until your order comes, or it might possibly be sold out and you won’t be able to get any. Last week I talked about how awful this tastes, so if you think you can't handle the taste, then I would get Western Botanicals Anti-Plague Formula in capsules which is the same formula.

The second part of having what you need on hand, is knowing what to have on hand and how to use them. The School of Natural Healing has had their Family Herbalist course online for $100.00 a savings of $395.00. Dr. Christopher wanted people to learn how to take care of themselves and this course is a good start for anyone interested in learning more. The online special will expire December 15th, so please take advantage of this great offer. One of my favorite education items is Dr. Christopher’s Herb Lectures on CD. These CD’s contain all of his great healing stories. A little bit of education will make an incredible difference in your confidence in treating yourself and your family. Knowledge is power!

I had a gal email me last week and in the subject line it said “Help!!! Emergency!!!” The email said: “ I have a bad case of hives and cannot think straight. I'm using Sinus Plus and the Brigham tea and blood purifier and BF and C and calamine lotion. I cannot move without swelling. ”

The good thing is that she tried something, it didn’t work, but was worth a try. My suggestion of what I would do was to take a Chickweed Tea bath, and Immucalm. She mentioned that she didn’t have any and there was not Christopher’s available in their local store. I could tell that she was desperate so suggested getting the ingredients of Marshmallow and Astragalus and take them. Here is what she said the next day. “ God Bless You!, Girl, I certainly thank you for your assistance. The bath was great. The hives are calming down some. I found the marshmallow root capsules and astragalus and mixed them together for the Immucalm tea. I slept really good for the first night in 3 nights.”

It is hard to have everything on hand, but allergic reaction is something that can happen to anyone, so having Immucalm on hand might possibly have gotten things under control much quicker and is one that I always have at home. Chickweed isn’t something I have on hand, but in the case of incredible skin problems was the best choice at hand and easy to pick up at most health food stores.

Another interesting case in the past few weeks happened to my brother-in-law. They use herbs quite a bit, but also use regular medicine. He got a mosquito bite and scratched it. It soon swelled up into a boil and by the time I heard about it his whole leg was swollen and I was asking if there was a red stripe up and down his leg, which wasn’t the case at the moment. I suggested Tea Tree oil which I thought would be easy to get at a local store. I called the next day to find out that my sister had been gone to a girl scout camp so nothing was purchased and when she got back there was a red stripe and my brother-in-law was admitted to the hospital with a staph infection. This case would have been pretty simple to take care of in the beginning with Plantain (which I know grows where they live) made into a poultice to pull out the poison or the Stings and Bites Ointment. Now days later being admitted into the hospital I was quite worried. Luckily he is ok, but all he went through could have been easily avoided had they known, or asked what to do.

As one last quick note, the Genesis Water Ionizers are 10% off through December 15th. The water ionizer makes alkaline and acid water on the PH scale. Alkaline water is for internal use and helps keep a more alkaline balance in the body and is high in antioxidants. I drink 2 liters a day and feel it has greatly helped me. The acid water on the PH scale is for external use. It is used for treating skin conditions as in both of the examples above. Ionized water is used in hospitals in Japan and Korea and I have read many stories of people being saved from amputation due to using the acid water on infected limbs. I saw first hand how the acid PH water quickly clears up a bad infection on my nephew. His wife said it looked like gangrene to her, after soaking his hand in acid water for a few hours and then putting a good amount of Complete Tissue Ointment on it and wrapping it, the next morning it looked great. Check out this video about the Genesis on YouTube.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Save Money Using Bulk Single Herbs

Bulk single herbs are 10% off for the rest of the month and you might be thinking, big deal, what kind of a sale is that? The first thing you have to know is that there is very little markup on the bulk herbs, so an extra 10% helps. The second thing is that these are of the best quality that you are going to find on the market. Western Botanicals asks us not to list if they are organic or wild crafted, because the availability changes from time to time. Overall, most of the bulk herbs are organic. If organic is not available then they get the next best thing which is wild crafted which is just about as good as organic. We have had excellent feedback from customers concerning the quality of the bulk herbs, so you know you are getting the best that you can for the money.

About 90% of the herbs that we sell are the prepared herbs and for most people that is what they want. But for people that really want/need to save money, buying bulk herbs and making your own herbal preparations can really save you a lot of money. Bulk herbs can be used to make your own formulas, extracts, ointments, oils, teas, fomentations and more. If you have a favorite tea you like to drink that is a single herb, buy it in bulk and save because you pay a lot for those little tea bags.

I was taking an order recently and the customer wanted the Super Garlic Immune Formula and they mentioned that they had a friend that was recommending it. I asked if she had ever tasted it because it is about the worst tasting thing I have ever eaten. It gets better over time though, I can take it down without much problem, but I worry about people getting it and not knowing beforehand. Then she asked if it is available in capsules, w

hich it is, from Western Botanicals as Anti Plague. She said that her friend just gets the dry ingredients and makes her own capsules. I thought that was a great idea, so on the Mix Your Own Formula page I have added an Anti-Plague kit in powder form adding the Garlic Powder to make it complete. Buy one of each item, mix them together and you

have saved a lot of money to get a great formula for colds, flu, virus and over all immune support.

You can capsulize about 1500 ‘0’ capsules or 1000 ‘00’ capsules out of a pound of powdered herbs. The Anti-Plague kit makes three pounds of powder, so to compare with Western Botanicals bottled Anti Plague you would spend $65.58 for 3 lbs. of powder and $99.75 for 5000 ‘0’ vegicaps for a total of $165.33 and a good amount of work you could make the equivalent of about 38 prepared bottles of Anti-Plague capsules that would cost $566.96 plus shipping. If you decided to do this, you really need to capsulize them right away, because that keeps them from oxydizing and they should be fine if you use them in 5 to 10 years stored in a cool dry place. We have a great little capsule machine and I find that it works better with the vegicaps.

In the cup I have

my fresh squeezed orange juice, Jurassic Green, Maca Root, Ginkgo, Herbal Calcium and Acai Berry powder that I mix with a great stick blender. This is what I drink every morning. I recently added the Maca Root which I learned is an adaptogen that regulates and supports endocrine health. Maca helps the metabolism, energy levels, growth, sexual development and the sense of well being and attitude. Ginkgo helps brain function. Acai Berry is high in antioxidants to keep the immune system strong. The Herbal Calcium is from the Mix Your Own Formula as Calc Tea page, which makes 3.5 lbs of powder that will last my husband and I about six months for a cost of $48.00.

The Herbal Preparations and Natural Therapies DVD & book is a great way to learn how to make your own herbal products. I have a great sense of accomplishment when I able able to make some of the herbals that my family uses. I wish I had this when I started making my own

preparations, it is great to be able to step by step learn from the DVD vs. reading just from a book and trying to figure out what they are talking about. This set would be a great gift item for the coming holidays.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Suzy's Second Road Trip

About six weeks ago we went up to Washington to help clean up my dad's house so it could be sold. My husband and I put in 11 days there and my brother 9 days, putting a sign out as he headed back home. The good news is the home sold in one day, I guess we did a good job. The bad news is my dad is still in the rehabilitation center trying to get better, but things have gotten much worse for him. He's on dialysis and twice they gave him heprin at the end of the treatment even though it was on the chart that he is allergic to it. He couldn't stop bleeding so they took him to the ER. The first time my brother was still there and I had him give him a tsp. of cayenne in water. The care center sent him to the ER, and my dad felt that the cayenne really helped. The second time he didn't get the cayenne and after getting back to the care center he fell in the bathroom and hit his head. In the morning they came in and found that he had had a stroke. The heprin made him too prone to bleed and he was back in the hospital for a few days until things were better. We got up there on the October 30th to help clear out the house for the sale and felt something was wrong so took him back to the hospital and he had had another stroke. Sad days, I'm not ready to be an orphan. In the above photo that is my Dad, myself, and the gal holding the baby is my sister who has her little miracle baby Nicolas. Linda is 39 and got pregnant via IVF, one reason to like doctors.
We cleared the house out which took an entire week. Dad doesn't understand that he is going to die, wants to go live in Las Vegas with his wife who he just married in June. We aren't sure how to handle that at this time, but his wife keeps holding onto him getting better. If you click on the photo to enlarge it you will notice that he is quite yellow. His liver is shutting down, the kidneys of course, and they have started giving him insulin so the pancreas as well. Sad days of modern medicine.
We headed back home on Saturday Nov. 7th with the van loaded to the hilt. My husband is a master packer and left just enough room for the dogs. The little white one is my dad's wife's dog who is headed back to Vegas, we'll take him as far as our house.
I had a little headache as we were leaving in the morning but just figured it was due to sleeping on a blow up mattress for a few nights, very little sleep, etc. By the time we were coming into Boise it was really getting intense and I thought to myself that the day before I had been around several sick people that came to help with the final clean up and I had better get some herbs into me before it was too late. We stopped for gas and luckily I could get to the Glandular Oil/X-Plague, Immune System Formula and Anti Plague capsules. I got all dosed up and away we went. Within an hour the headache was gone, which means I made the right conclusion at the right moment before things got worse, and I'm grateful for that. I don't enjoy being sick and I don't have time to be sick. I took more of the above herbs and oils and woke up this morning feeling fine, but will continue on for a day or two to make sure.