Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Clearing up an Acidic System

This time last year was very stressful for me when my father passed away and dealing with all that comes with the passing of the second parent. For many months before he died I was on Mindtrac and I have continued to stay on it due to the stress that we continue to go through since the loss of my husbands job 16 months ago with his going back to school.

It is funny how our bodies will react to stress in different ways and it is up to us to figure out what to do about it. My family has way too much going on these last few weeks of the year and this weekend my body let me know in a quite uncomfortable way. My system became quite acidic and anything I ate just didn’t set well with quite distressful consequences. I was popping capsules of Soothing Digestion, but it just wasn’t doing the job because the distress started above the stomach and all through my whole system. I finally started taking spoonfuls of Slippery Elm & Licorice that I had left over from the candida program. It only took a few days of drinking it in water to repair the damage and get me feeling good again. It is the same formula as the Soothing Digestion, but since the problem was starting above my stomach it wasn’t doing the job. This little combo is a great one to have on hand for diarrhea, acidic stomach, etc. Use 75% Slippery Elm and 25% Licorice Root found in the single bulk section at Herbs First. The Licorice Root adds a nice flavor and this combo is so soothing you feel it working just about as soon as you get it into your system. Had I gone to the doctor for this problem I would have been put on an acid-reflux medication. Nice to take care of it at home and have it all better in a few days. Had medication been prescribed I likely would have gone on for quite some time if not years without the result that was given me in just a few days with the herbs.

I love learning about herbs and being able to take care of myself and my family. Having a good variety of herbs and formulas on hand helps me to be prepared to take care of problems when they happen. I find natural medicine to be quicker and cheaper and best of all it works!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Staying Healthy from Infancy to the over 100 Year Old

My daughter recently got sick and posted on Facebook, “I’m not happy with whoever got me sick”. My kids were raised using these wonderful herbs but now that they are in their twenties and on their own they have become a bit stubborn about taking them. Hopefully they will make the connection that the food they eat affects their immune system.

Here at Herbs First we have a huge variety of formulas to treat anyone from the infant on up to the very oldest person for many ailments. When kids get sick we as parents want to run off to the doctor to get them well. The problem is, most often there isn’t anything the doctor can do, yet they will write a prescription for an antibiotic because the parents are expecting something for their money. For much less than the cost of a co-pay to visit the doctor and the cost of medication we can have on hand herbal formulas that will take care of the problem before it develops into a severe illness.

Kid-e-MuneA few years ago we had an infant in our home for a few days and when he was two days old I realized that he was coming down with something. My first feelings were of panic, thinking, oh no, what do I do? I always keep stocked up at home, so I looked to see what would be appropriate for an infant. I had Kid-e-Mune which is Echinacea and just the thing to give someone to boost their own immune system. I gave him five drops three or four times that day and the illness was stopped and the baby stayed healthy. It is much easier to stop a cold than to get rid of it if you let it develop to that point.
Herbal Ear Drops
Ear infections are quite a common occurrence for many children and in the news lately they are reporting that most ear infections go away within a few days and that doctors often aren’t prescribing anything for them. If you are a parent of a child with an ear infection you know you want to be able to do something for them. Herbal Ear Drops are the miracle cure for ear infections and for a mere $9.00 you can have a one ounce bottle in your home that will treat many ear infections and it will save many nights lost sleep to have Herbal Ear Drops in your refrigerator.
Glandular Massage and X-Plauge
A favorite of mine is the Glandular Massage Oil with the X-Plague Essential Oil blend mixed in, about 30 drops of X-Plague per ounce of Glandular Massage Oil. We use it any time we are exposed to sick people or if we feel a sore throat coming on. This is a great little blend and so easy to use. It smells so good and is an excellent formula to rub on kids necks as they head off to school. X-Plague is highly anti-viral. The antiseptic properties of the single oils contained in X-Plague help protect the body from the onset of flu, E-coli, candida, colds and sore throats.

I like to keep the Immune System Formula, Infection Formula, Anti-Plague capsules and Super Garlic Immune Formula on hand and will take Immune System with either Anti-Plague or Infection formula at the first sign of illness. If I didn’t respond quick enough and illness is coming on fast and strong, I will hit it hard by taking the the formulas every half hour for a day or two until I am well. It isn’t very often that I will get to that point, and if I do the symptoms are much milder and go away much quicker than doing nothing. Super Garlic Immune is used if things are going downhill and I hit that hard taking a tablespoon every half hour until I am well.

For about $100.00 you can have one of each item mentioned in this newsletter. The Glandular Massage Oil/X-Plague likely will last the whole season. The Herbal Ear Drops if kept in the refrigerator will last two years, a 1 ounce bottle is the right size for most families and will take care many ear infection episodes. A bottle of Kid-e-Mune could last the season for one child if used right at the first sign of illness if it doesn’t progress. I like to have about three bottles of the Immune System Formula, Anti-Plague Capsules and Infection Formula capsules on hand and replace them as I need them. The Super Garlic Immune Formula is kept on hand for the worst illness and each person in the family would need at least one 16 oz. bottle to get over a hefty illness. It is affordable and easy to be prepared for the winter season and avoid the high cost of health care when you know how to take care of yourself and your family.

Order online or call me and I'll be happy to take your order. 1-801-228-1901

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Affordable Herbal Formulas For Health and Healing

We strive to provide the highest quality products at the best possible price here at Herbs First. We feel that we have accomplished that with Dr. Christopher’s Formulas and Western Botanicals Formulas. People often comment that the Western Botanicals formulas are very similar to Dr. Schulze products, but at a much more affordable price. Being able to afford health products is important along with getting herbal formulas that work. 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.

Western Botanicals Formula Dr Schulze Formula

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) 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

We hope you will enjoy using these great herbal formulas.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Eliminating Arthritis - Yes it can be done, I did it!

In the world of regular medicine the belief is that they can help you with the symptoms of arthritis (or any other disease), but there is no cure. I didn't want to believe that, and I am proof of the fact that Arthritis can be overcome.

Fourteen years ago I had a surgery where I lost 40% of my blood. I woke up hurting all over, the pain from the surgery wasn't anything in comparison to the head to toe pain I was in. A few weeks after I got out of the hospital I went to my doctor and told him of the pain I was in. I thought that I had picked up some strange virus - he tested my blood and found that I had full-blown Rheumatoid Arthritis. Over the years previous to this I had little bouts of arthritis for a day or two usually in my shoulder or knee, but this time was different. I wasn't using the Christopher formulas back then like I do now, so for the first year I was going from one product to another trying to get relief. I honestly thought that I would end up in a wheelchair because I wasn't getting any better. I had gout so bad in my feet that I couldn't wear shoes, so I wore sandals or slippers. My hands were so swollen that I couldn't open or close my hands and my strength was nonexistent, I was dropping things all the time. My feet, ankles, knees, elbows, hands and back hurt all the time and I would get flare-ups in my jaw that would make eating very difficult because my teeth couldn't meet to chew.
After that terrible first year I went into my local health food store which specialized in the Christopher products and started on the road to healing. I began with the Jurassic Green which I thought was a funny product to be taking for this problem, but after the first week on this grass juice I was 50% better. The inflammation came way down in my hands and feet, the relief was incredible. I could always tell if I forgot to take it because my hands would swell up and remind me. Jurassic Green is one that I still take today even though the arthritis is gone. I have found that it helps keep Kidney Stones from forming and hay fever gets less and less severe every year that I stay on it.

The other two products that I started on were Complete Tissue and Bone Formula (capsules and ointment) and the Joint Formula.  I thought that possibly one of them could do the job alone, so I would try Complete Tissue Formula alone and would still be in pain, then I would try just the Joint Formula alone and I was still in pain. I found that when I took both of them together they took care of the pain as well as the healing. For the first few years I took 3 to 4 capsules four times a day of both formulas and then over time was able to cut back until I didn't need them anymore.  I would add Dandelion capsules or extract when the gout was really bad in my feet, it helped break up the uric acid crystals that made it feel as if I was walking on broken glass inside my feet. 

I also had to look at my diet and eliminated for the most part beef and sugar which seemed to be the two culprits that caused the most severe flare-ups. The herbal program was not an overnight program, or even a one month or a one year program. It took me a full three years to overcome arthritis 100%. I would talk to people during the this time about what I was doing and they would say you have been doing this for how long and aren't all better yet?? They didn't wait for the rest of the story and I'm sure that those people are still dealing with the same pain that they were in back then. After taking classes at The School of Natural Healing I learned that cleansing would have helped me to heal much faster, as described in Dr. Christopher's notes that follow below. My hope is that people will learn that they can overcome Arthritis or any other disease, and that the Christopher products make that healing possible.

Dr. Christopher answers the question about arthritis below, used by permission, The School of Natural Healing, Springville, Utah.
Eliminating Arthritis
Question: Can something be done besides just working on the effect of arthritis? Can't something be done to eliminate arthritis instead of just bringing temporary relief of pain?
Answer: Yes. Many people have had permanent relief from arthritis, not just temporary.
When we speak of arthritis we speak of a general term. Actually there are over forty different forms of this disease. They all stem back to a toxic condition of the body. The treatment of this condition must be from the point of reversing the cause by rebuilding the entire body to a higher nontoxic condition, as mentioned in the article on rebuilding and cleaning the bowel. It is inevitable that when an arthritic is badly constipated, the stiffness and pain are worse. The procedure is: (1) clean the bowel with
Lower Bowel Formula, and (2) detoxify the body by clearing the blood stream of poor blood with the Blood Stream Formula, and have a good powerful flow of healthy blood coursing through the body to deliver food to the area and carry off toxic waste. Use our arthritis formula [Joint Formula].

Cayenne should be used six days a week, each week of program. This herb is, as are the others, a food and not a drug. Work up to a teaspoon of Cayenne three times a day.
Apple cider vinegar and black strap molasses are also beneficial. Use a tablespoon of each in a glass of distilled water three times each day. Take a tablespoon or more of wheat germ oil three times a day. (Available in capsules as well.)
Remember to drink no less than one gallon of pure steam-distilled water for a person 130 lbs. or over, every day (less or more, one ounce of distilled water to each pound the person weighs).
For severe and painful joints or areas, the use of Complete Tissue & Bone Formula is useful.... The reaction on arthritis is this: the Oak Bark is an astringent and tones up the area, and it is also high in Potassium Chloride to keep the fibrin in motion and not allow further deposit accumulations. The Mullein and Lobelia work on the glands and lymph system to keep the area clear and ready to carry off unwanted debris; Wormwood relieves pain; the Scullcap keeps the spinal cord alert and working smoothly to assist in body motion; Comfrey Root is a cell proliferant, causing the good cells to grow rapidly and push off the dead cells and unwanted accumulations (note that in the syrup and capsules Comfrey has been replaced with other herbs due to the FDA - if you would like to use the product with comfrey then order the bulk BF&C); Walnut Bark is high in iodide and is one of the few plants specific in clearing fungus and is extremely high in Potassium Chloride for the blood and lymph, Potassium Sulfate for skin and mucous membrane, and Potassium Phosphate for the brain and nerve food. The Gravel Root is a solvent to leach off the inorganic calcification (from tap water and processed foods, etc.) and make place for the organic calcium derived from the Comfrey, Oak Bark, and some of the other herbs used in this combination.
We use this formula Complete Tissue and Bone Formula massage oil or (BFC cut) as a fomentation over the painful areas, and if the case is severe, follow the fomentation procedure mentioned in Curing the Incurables. Some of this tea, a cup or more daily, is taken internally with good results.
To make the fomentation stronger simmer the strained tea down to 1/2 its original amount (called 3 power) or simmer down to 1/4 its original amount (called 7 power). If you wish to drink some of the concentrated tea, dilute it with distilled water. Drink a cup or more of this tea each day.
There are many other aids to help, but space does not allow more to be given to this subject. Never use dry heat for arthritis, always use moist heat such as a hot water bottle wrapped with a damp towel, fomentations, etc. Dry heat solidifies the inorganic minerals into place, while moist heat aids in dispersing them. [NL 1-1]

Please feel free to call me for more information and to order. 801-228-1901, or order online at Herbs First.

Wishing you the best in your health journey,

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hydrangea for Gout, Stones of all kinds and more

Gout Foot I have seen a lot of commercials lately for a gout medication and the kicker at the end is the long list of side effects, one being gout flare ups as well as liver and heart problems. I was hit with gout 15 years ago after a surgery, along with head to toe arthritis. Not a fun time in my life!

You might think the photo is funny but I felt like I was walking on broken shards of glass inside my feet. I could only wear slippers or sandals for about three years until I was finally able to heal the problem. I tried lots of other herb products for the first year and finally found Dr. Christopher’s formulas. The first week on his products I was 50% better. Jurassic Green was incredible for reducing the inflammation and I would take it twice a day to help with the swelling in my hands and feet.

I used Dandelion for the gout and it did a great job and have since learned that Hydrangea would have helped the gout much better, as well as the arthritis and calcifications that were quickly forming on my finger joints. Why would anyone take a drug that may cause flare-ups as well as heart and liver problems when you can take a simple herb that will take care of the problem and cause no harm? I’ll discuss more next week on the formulas I took to overcome the arthritis.

Hydrangea is an amazing herb that dissolves calcifications. Bone Spurs, Kidney stones, Gall Stones and Bladder stones are all calcifications and if you have ever had a problem with any kind of stones you know you will do anything to get rid of them. Hydrangea also increases the flow of urine and will remove the stones and the pain caused by them. Hydrangea purifies the blood, is a great aid for bedwetting, helpful for prostate infections and inflammation and bladder infections.

Hydrangea is available in vegicaps, extract and bulk.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Losing more weight on my Third Cycle of HCG ezTrim

Kathryn, Olympic Torch I hadn’t planned on doing another cycle of HCG this year, but saw a friend I hadn’t seen in a year and she has lost 100 lbs. and looks incredible. She mentioned that she had just started another weight loss cycle and I said, “even with the holidays here soon? “ and she said that is what she did last year. It got me thinking, why am I waiting until next year? A week ago I got going again. I have lost a few more pounds for a total of 56 lbs, if you count the loading weight I’ve lost 68 lbs. since the middle of May. I am getting pretty close to being where I need to be, I’m working on that little poochy tummy and then I’ll call it good. This is a photo of me at the Utah Olympic Park holding the torch. I feel like a gold metal winner already!
For people that might be ready to start another round you will notice that the HCG ezTrim tastes different. The FDA has made some rulings on the homeopathic HCG that it needs to be an alcohol base. I loved the mineral water base and it worked well for me, but so far with this new formulation I notice that I am NOT having the hunger problems that I was having with the mineral water formula. I also lost 2 lbs more this first week than the last cycle and half a pound more than the first week of my first cycle.
The last two cycles I didn’t experiment much with recipes, but this time I have been using the recipes from HCG Recipes Blog. I really like the mock shake ‘n bake and did my own version using 1/2 cup minced dried onions and a teaspoon of italian spice blended fine in a blender. One large chicken breast makes three servings, so I just washed and cut the chicken and dipped it in the “crumbs” and baked for about 18 minutes in the oven. I like cooking the meats in advance so was able to eat one and store two servings. It’s great reheated on the stove to keep the outside crunchy and sliced up over a salad. Its getting cold here in Utah and I love soup in the cold weather. The recipe for Effortless Cream of Chicken soup is really tasty and effortless. I have also been enjoying the apple crisp, not quite as good as the real thing, but a good substitute and makes me feel like I am having a nice treat.
I still have to mentally “get there” quite often, Halloween was really hard with the candy. We had plenty of trick-or treaters come and wipe us out, and that was a rough night for me. I went through a lot of gum, its not easy to not be able to munch on something. I was rewarded in the morning with a nice loss, so it made the pain worth it. Lots of people that see me are asking about the diet. Some have tried it and others are thinking about it. You really need to mentally prepare yourself for this diet, because old habits die hard. Keep committed to eat only the foods that are allowed and success will be yours!Cleanse Kit
I’ve talked to several people that aren’t losing weight like others are. The first part of the protocol talks about cleansing being HIGHLY recommended. The reason that cleansing is so important for weight loss is that fat stores toxins. So the heavier a person is the more toxins they have. If you aren't losing weight, the fat is holding on to the toxins for dear life, your dear life that is. The fat is protecting you from the damage that toxins can cause. So give your fat helping hand and cleanse first. Cleansing using the cleanse kit is easy and affordable and one kit lasts about two months. It is worth the time and the money.

Pile of clothes
The huge pile of clothes that no longer fit.

If you are considering the HCG ezTrim diet, please thoroughly read through the protocol and make sure you understand what is involved. The diet works for everyone that follows the diet plan, but it is hard and takes determination. Remember to cleanse first for the best success and feel free to email me or call me at 801-228-1901 for support.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Western Botanicals Winter Formulas

Snow is in the air and the cold and flu season will be upon us very soon. Western Botanicals has some wonderful formulas that are very effective in keeping the immune system strong so you can stay healthy all winter. I like to keep quite a few different formulas on hand and switch from formula to formula every few weeks so my body doesn’t get used to it. All of Western Botanicals formulas are 25% off through October 29, 11:00 am Mountain Time.

Immune Boost SyrupWestern Botanicals Immune Boost Syrup has become a favorite of many families with children because this formulas is so tasty that the kids are begging for it. This formula works by boosting the number of immune cells and natural chemicals to help fight illness. A very powerful and potent herbal combination to be used at the first signs of any illness or daily as a preventative during the winter months. Immune Boost is also available in capsules and alcohol extract.

Anti Plague capsulesWestern Botanicals Anti Plague which is available in syrup or vegicaps are based on Dr Christopher’s formula and has been a life saver for many people over the years. It has a horrendous taste, and is used for colds, flu, any infectious illness or “plague.” I have had bronchitis cleared up on many occasions in the past with this great formula, luckily I have learned how to stay healthy so seldom have to resort to taking this formula. The capsules are great for people that can’t handle the taste. Western Botanicals has priced this very competitively making it affordable. We also have the Anti Plague Kit available in cut for making the syrup, or powder for making your own capsules.

Echinacea and Goldenseal capsulesEchinacea and Goldenseal is a brilliant combination of herbs which boosts the immune system and directly fights infection. Take during any infectious illness. Also use as a mouthwash for canker sores or gum concerns. The bitterness of the Goldenseal and the tingling of Echinacea let you know you are using some of nature’s most potent herbs. Available in vegicaps, alcohol extract and syrup.
Flu & Virus capsules
Flu and Virus Formula is both anti-viral and anti-bacterial. This formula has long been the favorite to be used at the first sign of a cold or flu as well as when you are in the thick of it, available in vegicaps, alcohol extract and syrup.

Herbal Super Tonic is truly medicine from the kitchen. It contains horseradish, garlic, onion, cayenne pepper and ginger into a tasty, spicy tonic that many enjoy as a daily immune and energy booster. Available in a vinegar extract and vegicaps.

Nature’s ‘C’ Complex is a whole food source of Vitamin C, rich herbs that contain the whole vitamin C complex, not just ascorbic acid or one of its chemical variants. Nature’s ‘C’ Complex contains Acerola Cherry, Rosehip, Aloe vera, Lemon peel, Orange peel, Horseradish root and is available in vegicaps.

Herbal Cough Syrup and Herbal Throat Spray have a wonderful combination of herbs for the sore and dry throat. The taste is strong but not unpleasant and is very effective in relieving coughs and dry throats due to cold, flu or allergy. Refill the Herbal Throat Spray with the Herbal Cough Syrup because it is the same formula. Available in syrup.

Immune M3 is Maitake Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom, and Shitake Mushroom in an alcohol extract. This formula strengthens the immune system during illness to fight disease or use as a preventative to avoid disease. A formula to trade off with to keep the body from becoming immune. Available in alcohol extract.

Lungs Plus Lungs Plus Formula relieves Lung congestion, soothes coughs and eases breathing. This formula has been shown to dilate the bronchial passages and loosen mucus and phlegm so it can be expelled from the lungs. A great formula for people that struggle with bronchitis, pneumonia or asthma. Available in alcohol extract.

Herbs are a natural way to combat flu & cold season. Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Herbal Formulas for Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome & Crohn's Disease

There are many people suffering from Colitis, Irritable Bowel Syndrome or Crohn's Disease who haven’t gotten the help that they need from the medical doctors. Two wonderful herbs for healing this type of problem are Slippery Elm & Licorice Root. The bulk powder is a great way to use these herbs, order twice as much Slippery Elm as Licorice, such as 8 oz. Slippery Elm and 4 oz. Soothing DigestionLicorice root. Combine them and then add it to water, mix with a stick blender and drink down. The taste isn’t bad and drinking this three or more times a day is going to have an amazing affect on the whole system, Colon Comfortfrom the throat all the way through till it comes out the other end. Two different formulas are available with these herbs in it for these ailments: Soothing Digestion or Colon Comfort, the capsules are easier to take on trips or at work or on the go. These formulas are a real life saver and a must have for people dealing with these horrible diseases.

Another thing that needs to happen is a change in diet and sadly enough the majority of the people aren’t willing to make that change. I know because I have lost family members, friends and neighbors to a variety of diet caused diseases, and most of them would not make the effort to change. Dr. Christopher’s Mucusless Diet is the recommended diet, I’m not totally there yet, but I have come a long way over the years. At minimum look at your diet and start changing out the bad foods for their healthy replacement. Over time you will notice how much better you feel eating on this plan. Daniel’s Challenge website has many free videos to teach you how easy it is to eat more raw healthy foods.

Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Herbal Formulas for Pregnancy and Nursing

Birth Prep I use herbs year round to maintain my health and find it interesting that there are some people that order from Herbs First only when they are pregnant. The herbal formula that all women need to know about is what Dr. Christopher called his six weeks formula or Prenatal Tea. This formula is now known as the Birth Prep Formula, and that is exactly what it is for, preparing for the birth of the baby. This formula is an aid in giving elasticity to the pelvic and vaginal area and strengthening the reproductive organs for easier delivery. It is taken six weeks before the due date starting with one capsule daily for the 1st week, 2 capsules daily during the 2nd week & 2 capsules 3 times a day for the 3rd week and thereafter or as directed by your health care professional. Six capsules daily is the maximum dosage suggested. Everyone that I have ever talked to about their experience with this formula says that it helped make delivery quick and easy. Read more about this and other suggested herbs for pregnancy on Herbal Legacy.

False Unicorn and Lobelia is one to have on hand during pregnancy, because if you need it , you need it NOW. It is the Anti-Miscarriage Formula. If hemorrhaging starts during pregnancy, stay in bed, use a bed pan when needed, and use (1 capsule) ½ cup of the tea each ½ hour until bleeding stops, then each waking hour for one day, while staying in bed as much as possible. Continue this process three times a day for three weeks. If bleeding continues instead of decreasing, see a doctor.

Western Botanicals has two great teas one for pregnancy & nursing and the other for nursing mothers.
Mother’s Tea contains Red Raspberry leaf, Dandelion leaf, Nettle leaf & Peppermint leaf and is a great herbal support for pregnant and nursing mothers. Lactation Tea contains Red Raspberry leaf, Nettle leaf, Fennel seed, Chamomile flower, Oat top, Fenugreek seed, Blessed Thistle herb, Alfalfa wonderful herbal support for nursing mothers. Other great tea blends are available at this link. Western Botanical tea blends are 25% off through 11:00 am mountain time October 29th.

Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

You can purchase these and other great healing products at Herbs First.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Do You Need Nerve Calm or Nerve Repair?

If you have never tried a nerve formula before you may be missing out an amazing healing program. Western Botanicals has two great nerve formulas and I would highly recommend having at least one nerve formula in your cabinet for time of need.

Nerve Calm Formula is both sedative and antispasmodic designed to relax, sedate and relieve tension and muscle spasm. For insomnia and anxiety. I like to have a few formulas on hand to help with sleep, and this formula is amazing. Everyone has a crazy day every once in a while that gets your nerves so tense that you can’t sleep. This formula helps to just make everything all right so you can get the rest you need. Nerve Calm is available in vegicaps, extract and syrup.

Nerve Repair Formula helps to wake up the nervous system. It stimulates the nerves to work better and also stimulates the healing and repair of damaged nerve tissues. Recommended for anxiety, panic attacks, sciatica, nervous tension and degenerative nervous system conditions. I would try this one for neuralgia type symptoms to repair the nerve signal and ease the pain.
Nerve Repair is available in vegicaps, extract and syrup.

Western Botanicals Formulas are 25% off this month. Take time to get to know what they have to offer, these are some of the highest quality herbals available. And the best thing is, they really work!

Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Elderberry for Flu Season

I find it interesting that this year there hasn’t been a big mention in the news about some impending flu that is going to kill people by the droves. The past few years with the Avian, Swine and H1N1 Flues the media has been overboard on getting people to run in and get a shot. Many years ago my husband and I got a flu shot and ended up with the flu. They had offered it at his work, and everyone employed there came down with the flu. This employer continued to give the shot following years and my husband never got the shot again, his coworkers did and they again got the flu. We haven’t had the flu in many years due to the fact that we have learned how to keep our immune system strong.

I happened to have the TV on the other day and the Dr. Oz show was on, he talking about the flu. What took me by surprise is that Dr. Oz said that if you think you have been exposed to the flu, then start taking 4 TB of elderberry extract immediately. You should take 4 TB a day for three days, and the Elderberry will actually help to reduce the duration of the flu as well as reduce your chances of getting the flu. Wow, I was impressed because this is an herbal remedy being recommended by a doctor, and one that I wasn’t all that familiar with in spite of the fact that we have it available at Herbs First. I read through a lot of information on Elderberry and it is a well known immune booster, flu and virus fighter, etc.

Sambucus Syrup Nature’s Way Sambucus Syrup, available in 4 and 8 oz. Sambucus Syrup is the top selling Elderberry syrup on the market. Testing has shown it to be effective in fighting the flu.

Elderberry Concentrate Natural Sources Elderberry Concentrate, available in 8 oz and 16 oz. This is pure juice concentrate, no sugar added. Take straight or mix with water. A great immune builder and flu fighter.

Elderberry Extract Dr. Christopher’s Elderberry Extract, available in 2 oz. The dosage on the bottle says 3 to six drops, this extract is more concentrated than the syrup and very portable. It is an alcohol extract so does not need to be refridgerated.

Western Botanicals Elderberry bulk whole berries. Make your own extract!

Elderberry is certainly better tasting than Anti Plague, though I will always have a supply of Anti Plague (Super Garlic Immune Formula) on hand. I have talked to several people lately that have been using the Sambucus Syrup with their kids in the winter with great success. It certainly would be easier to get them to take! My poor kids got the Anti-Plague, but they lived.
Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

This is a great month to stock up on your favorite Christopher formulas.
You can purchase these and other great healing products at Herbs First.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Do you need Gas-Eze or Soothing Digestion???

Gas Eze My answer to Do you need Gas-Eze or Soothing Digestion??? is that you need to have both formulas on hand. I bought the Gaz-Eze
or the first time a little over a year ago and it has just sat in my cupboard since then. A few weeks ago my son’s gut was suddenly quite painful and he said he thought it was gas. I got out the formula and said, here try some Gas-Eze. He said he would be fine and walked away, only to come back an hour later asking to try it. He took it, the problem settled down and he woke up fine in the morning. About the same time the next day my gut started hurting and after a few minutes of excruciating pain I took some Gas-Eze. It started to settle down after about fifteen minutes and I was fine within the hour. It must have been some weird bug. I can definitely say that Gas-Eze did what it was meant to do, eze the gas.
Soothing digestion Both Gas-Eze and Soothing Digestion contain one herb in common, Slippery Elm. Slippery Elm has always been well known as a great herb for intestinal issues. I like to use it if I am acidic or have diarrhea or if my stomach is just upset. The Slippery Elm and Licorice are a great little duo of herbs for healing anything from leaky gut syndrome, repairing the ravages of Candida and even ulcers. I like to keep the bulk powder on hand and mix it with water, 2 parts of Slippery Elm to 1 part Licorice. The Licorice makes it quite tasty, though I do not mind Slippery Elm alone, and if that is all you have it does a wonderful job. The capsules are handy to have when traveling or when you just don’t feel like slurping down the powdered herbs. I have found that it will correct an uncomfortable situation pretty quickly, and for more intense problems, taken throughout the day, usually by the next morning things are back to normal. For more sever problems such as leaky gut, ulcers and candida it needs to be taken for a longer period of time, but well worth the investment to clear up those issues.

You could down a whole bottle of the “pink stuff” and not get anywhere near the results of these great herbal formulas.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Do you need Memory Plus or MindTrac?

On quite a few occations people call saying “I think I need MindTrac, my memory is getting bad”. Some of the herbs in MindTrac are for memory, but with memory being the main concern I would suggest Memory Plus over MindTrac.
MindTrac is for stress, anxiety and depression. This formula contains two herbs that are stimulating to the brain - Gotu Kola and Gingko Biloba. They help to synergize the St. John's Wort which mimics the effects of antidepressant drugs. Gotu Kola and Gingko Biloba improves the blood flow and oxygen circulation to the head. These herbs have been used traditionally to improve memory, nerve response and mental alertness. It also contains Skullcap, Valerian, Oregon Grape root, Barley grass, Alfalfa, Kamut, St. John's wort, Mullein leaf, Lobelia, Sarsaparilla and Dandelion.
I have been using MindTrac off and on for the last twelve years. It is great for an occasional bad day, bad week or even bad year. It can be used for as long as a person needs it, the main point being that since it isn’t a drug you will know when no longer need it. There is no addiction and no bad side effects. Everyone goes through hard times and it is a great relief to be able to use MindTrac to help get through them. Two great formula to use along with MindTrac is the
Adrenal Formula, because when people go through stressful times the adrenals have a hard time. Giving the Adrenals the food they need will give you the energy that you need to handle life’s problems. Take Relax-Eze along with MindTrac when the nerves are frayed and you feel you just can’t handle things anymore. It is also great for nerve damage, neuralgia, etc.
Memory Plus
Memory Plus is for memory problems, and contains both Gotu Kola and Gingko Biloba, along with Blue Vervain, Brigham Tea, Blessed Thistle, Cayenne, Ginger Root and Lobelia. This great little formula has been used successfully on mentally handicapped children who showed much improvement in their thought processes. Memory Plus is a great choice for people with age related memory problems. It is best to start using Memory Plus when memory problems first occur, to keep the brain functioning.

Dr. Christopher believed that nutrient deficiencies could contribute to impaired mental function. Memory Plus has been successfully used for over 60 years and continues to be one of Dr Christopher’s top sellers. Memory Plus increases blood circulation to the brain to help the memory to function at a higher capacity. This formula can be used for any age person needing to enhance their memory including students. I really need this formula, but I keep forgetting to take it!!!

Reach for herbs as your first choice for any ailment.

This is a great month to stock up on your favorite Christopher formulas.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

When do you need Immune System Formula vs Immucalm?

A few weeks ago in the Alopecia newsletter I mentioned that Immucalm is great for anyone with an autoimmune disease. A friend called me the next day asking if Immucalm would be helpful for his Fibromyalgia. I had no idea that he had Fibromyalgia and I certainly would have mentioned it to him had I known. He then said that he had been using the Immune System Formula and said that he thought they were about the same. This really rang a bell in my head wondering how many other people may be confused by these two wonderful formulas.

Immune System Formula is an immune boosting formula

Immucalm is an immune calming formula

Both of these formulas everyone should have on hand, so you have them when you need them. I take the Immune System Formula quite often during the winter months anytime I am exposed to sick people or feel something coming on. For people working or in school I would take it at least in the morning to keep my immune system high because so many people are walking around sick in the winter. For kids Western Botanicals has a syrup version called Immune Boost Syrup with cinnamon and Maple syrup that is very easy to get kids to take. We didn’t have this great formula around when my kids were young so they got Anti Plague, a big difference here in the taste! Even the pickiest of kids will easily take Immune Boost Syrup because tastes so good! So keep in mind, the Immune System Formula is to keep the immune system high to keep you healthy.

Once I understood what Immucalm was for it became a formula that I use often. It is great for those itchy allergy symptoms associated with hayfever and with hives that commonly happen with food allergies. The best thing about this formula is that it is for autoimmune disorders which involve an overactive immune system which attacks the body’s own tissues. Autoimmune diseases including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus, Sjogren’s syndrome, fibromyalgia and many more can be greatly helped with Immucalm. Diet and other supporting formulas may be needed depending on the disease. My friend started taking Immucalm that very day and the next day he was amazed at how much better he felt and a week later still improving. With these diseases I would take a larger amount at first to get things under control, such as 3 - 4 capsules three to four times a day, or more if needed and then over time cut it down to a maintenance dosage. I take 2 capsules twice a day to help keep my system under control.

I hope this clarifies the use of these two formulas. I truly feel that these herbs were placed on the earth for our use and that we can heal ourselves of any disease. Education is the key that will open the door to learning the use of this great gift. The online Family Herbalist course is available for only $195.00, regularly $500.00.

You can purchase these and other great healing products at Herbs First.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Almost to my goal with HCG ezTrim

Kathryn weight loss

I have found that I really have to have a good sense of humor while on the HCG ezTrim diet. Clothes that fit one week don’t fit the next, and that has been happening to me over and over again for the past three months. I have now lost a total of 51 lbs with only four more pounds to my goal! I have lost an average 4.25 pounds per week! In the past I would diet for three to four months to lose 15 to 20 pounds only to gain them back by the following January. I am so happy to have found a “tool” that works for me.

In the book,
The Weight Loss Cure They Don’t Want You To Know About, Kevin Trudeau talks about how HCG is a permanent weight loss cure. This diet was kept secret from the world and was only available to the rich and famous at a very high price. Originally and still today it is administered by a daily injection with weekly doctor supervision. The homeopathic version of HCG came out a little over a year ago, making it affordable for everyone.

When I found out that following the HCG diet protocol helps to raise your metabolism and reset your set point to the lower weight you have attained, I knew this diet was for me. I have battled weight issues all of my adult life when I had radioactive iodine that killed off my thyroid when I was twenty. I felt that I would never be thin again, because year after year I would lose and then regain weight over and over again.

When I started HCG ezTrim in mid-May I thought, this is an awful time to start a diet! Now I am just so grateful that I followed through, and still find it hard to believe that I have lost 51 lbs. in that short of time. If you are ready, now is a good time to get started. You could lose a good amount of weight by the end of October, go on to the stabilization phase for three weeks and be ready to eat a traditional Thanksgiving Dinner with your family. Then take time to enjoy the holidays, making good food choices and treating yourself every so often, and then get back on the weight loss phase in January, to work on the rest of the weight loss.

I had two days where I had dessert, those days I still ate on the plan the rest of the day. I gained on those days but went back to losing after a day or two. It is best not to deviate from the diet protocol, but sometimes we have to be human and enjoy a little treat. One of the days was my birthday, and for a special day enjoy a treat, but don’t blow the whole day. Likely I would have the 4 lbs off by now, but that is life and I made a choice. Overall I am amazed at how well I have been able to stick to the diet.

I am in my seventh week which is more than what the protocol says to do, but with the homeopathic HCG you can go a bit longer if you can handle it. The past two weeks on my day off the drops I was ready to quit, but come the next day when I had a good loss I decided to go on for another week. Likely in January I will go back on HCG to knock off another 10 - 15 lbs, but I’ll have to wait until then to make that decision. This has been an amazing summer for me to be able to achieve something that I thought would never happen.

I have lost 6 inches in both my waist and hips, 4 inches in my thighs, 1 inch in my calfs and a little over 2 inches in my upper arms. Wow, that’s crazy! I still can’t believe it. My next phase is clothes shopping!!!
Hollie weight loss
Here is Hollie’s update:
I lost 40 lbs. without HCG between January and May. In June/July, I lost 38 lbs in 33 days using HCG EzTrim and then took a break for five weeks. Following the stabilization phase eating plan was simple and I did not feel deprived. It took about a week and a half for me to find the foods that did not work for my body, I had a couple of “steak days” to rectify small weight gains, but at the end of my break, my weight was right where I had ended with the drops. I just started the drops again recently. I gained a few pounds on my loading days, but lost that quickly the first 2 days back on the diet. I lost 9 lbs, plus the loading weight, the first week back on the HCG. I am so excited to continue losing weight using this product. I have a long way to go, and will probably have to do another 2 rounds of HCG ezTrim after I finish this one, but I feel like I have finally found the tools to help me successfully lose weight and keep it off forever! I have so much energy and feel fantastic!

It is so fun to hear from Hollie and from customers telling of their success. We now have some 2nd generation customers from original orders, it is great to have so many people losing weight and getting healthy. Please call 801-228-1901 to order.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


BF&C Shampoo & ConditionerMy nephew David has had Alopecia since he was a young boy, steroids are the norm for conventional medical treatment of this disease. Quite a number of natural products were tried over the years with varying success and of course with kids they often won't take the supplements that will help them. Immucalm is on the top of the list of herbal formulas since it is thought that Alopecia is an autoimmune disease. David has been using the BF&C Hair and Scalp Massage Oil which helps get nutrients to the area, but he wasn’t able to use it around his eyes. His hair was coming in pretty nicely but still a bit on the thin side. Recently David’s mom decided to get him the BF&C Shampoo and Conditioner and like magic David’s hair, eyebrows and eyelashes are growing back in as well his hair which is coming in thicker. We sure wish we thought of having him use this sooner, but are happy that he is getting such good results now.

BF&C Shampoo and BF&C Conditioner are pure botanical formulas that smell great and are very nourishing to the hair. The shampoo does not lather up like the shampoos that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate which may be one of the most dangerous ingredients found in personal care products today. BF&C Shampoo and conditioner are gentle and safe for everyday use. For people with hair loss use the BF&C Hair and Scalp Massage Formula and massage it in at night and then wash it out with BF&C Shampoo and BF&C Conditioner in the morning.
I love Immucalm, it is a simple little formula that is good for so many problems. Immucalm was designed to calm yet strengthen the body's immune responses. This combination of Marshmallow root and Astragalus has made life easier for those who suffer from allergies, hay fever, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis or any hyperactive immune response. If you know people that have an autoimmune disease please let them know about this great formula and natural healing. It is sad to see people suffer when herbal formulas are so affordable and really do work.

You can purchase these and other great healing products at Herbs First.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Back to school for the ADD/ADHD child & parents

By August most parents are ready for their kids to be back in school especially if you have an ADD or ADHD child. On the flip side of that is the stress the parent goes through to get the child through the school year, no easy task and I’ve been there.
For anyone dealing with a stressful situation, especially parents of the ADD/ADHD child you need to take care of yourself first. My favorite formula for stress is Mindtrac which is great for the child, but also for the people that live with them. This formula has been a lifesaver for me over the years helping me to get through the day. This formula covers anxiety, depression, stress and hyperactivity. I highly recommend Mindtrac for the parents of ADD/ADHD children. Kid-e-Trac is available in liquid form for small children.

Food choices are very important for the ADD/ADHD child. Stick with real food that you prepare, so that you know what they are eating. Avoid processed foods, foods with dyes, MSG, foods with nitrates, artificial sweeteners, etc. Greatly limit sugar and keep the foods as close to their natural state as possible. I can say that beyond a shadow of a doubt the above foods set these kids off.
EFA Blend for Children
There are several formulas that make a big difference for these kids and one nutrient that most ADD/ADHD kids are low in is Essential Fatty Acids. We carry Nature’s Way EFA Blend for children. This blend of oils helps with the proper transmission of brain and nerve signals. Here is what Hollie has to say about EFA Blend for children:

My son was diagnosed with mild Aspbergers Syndrome (high functioning Autism) as well as ADHD. To say he is a handful, is putting it mildly! I started giving him the EFA Blend when he started Kindergarten. It truly makes a difference for him! It helps him with his focus as well as with the impulsivity that he experiences. In fact, he started calling them his “smart pills”, because he recognizes the changes in himself. It took me a few months to come up with the proper dosage for him. I started him on 2 pills once a day, and worked from there, waiting about 2 weeks before making any other changes. He is now getting ready to start 2nd grade, and I give him 3 in the morning and 3 at bedtime. I’ve tried decreasing the dosage, but find that he does the best with the 6 pills daily. A couple of months ago, I ran out of the EFA Blend. I thought I had a bottle in my cupboard, and to my dismay, I was out. In just the few days that he was without the EFA, I noticed a tremendous difference in his attitude and actions. I was SO grateful when my order arrived and I could give him his “smart pills”! This is one formula that I hope to never be without!

Attention Focus
Western Botanicals Attention Focus is a great formula for people with ADD/ADHD. I was amazed at the difference in my son's ability to get his school work done when we took this formula his senior year. We told a neighbor how about Attention Focus and they got it for their young daughter who is now twelve. It has been a formula she has stayed on for the past three years. A niece and nephew used it as well and mentioned how much easier it was to pay attention in school. Western Botanicals also has a formula called Attention Calm with the Attention Calmsame ingredients as Attention Focus with more herbs added in to deal with the hyperactivity. I suggest to people to get a bottle of both and see which one is best for their child. Work on dosage as well, starting out with a lower dose and adding capsules to determine what works best for them as is noted for the EFA Blend. Both of these formulas are available in capsules, syrup and extract. For younger children who can’t swallow pills be sure to get the syrup as it is alcohol free. Western Botanicals has done a great job with making their syrups tasty that even the pickiest of children will take them without problems.

Additional nutritional support via Vitalerbs or Kid-e-Mins is very essential for everyone. These are herbal based vitamins that our bodies can easily assimilate. Hundreds of studies have shown that our bodies need whole foods. Only whole foods can provide all the proper elements needed to assist in total health.

ADD/ADHD kids can grow up to be great people. Never give up on them, continue to give them the love, support and understanding that they need.

Place your order today so that you can work on finding the correct dosage before school starts.

You can purchase these and other great healing products at Herbs First