Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Age gracefully with Hormonal Changease & Vitality

I have found two products that have been of great help to me in keeping my hormones in balance, Dr. Christopher’s Hormonal Changease and Vitality essential oil blend by Garden Essence. As long as I am using these two I am doing great. When I miss one or the other I am having hot flashes which any woman can confirm is not fun.

Here is what Dr. Christopher says about Hormonal Changease:

“These are natural herbal foods that are needed by both men and women of all ages. Since they are natural, the body can accept, assimilate and use those materials that are needed to produce estrogens and other hormones naturally. This formula will help assist in rebuilding the weak malfunctioning areas and help keep the organs healthy so they can supply the proper amounts of hormones and estrogens themselves. Herbs are a natural food, so they do not have "side effects" and "after effects" as are so evident in man-made and synthetic drugs.

This herbal combination is a great blessing during puberty; and again a boon to womankind right after a baby is born in order to replace the estrogens and hormones used during pregnancy. One of the most appreciated times for this formula's use is during menopause. Many older women have found relief from hot flashes--and other menopause problems, after using this formula. The recommended dose would be a cup, two or more times a day, as needed, or two capsules instead of the cup of tea. [NL 1-7]” Used by permission.

I have been using Hormonal Changease two capsules twice a day for about five years when the hot flashes first started and did really well until last summer when I started having hot flashes again. I started learning about the essential oils last year and in looking at the Vitality I thought it would be a good one to try, and it has done a good job for me in bringing things back into balance. Vitality contains Spearmint, Sage, Geranium, Myrtle, Nutmeg, Chamomile. I put about 30 drops of the blend in a one ounce bottle of carrier oil and use it morning and night on my abdomen. This blend helps balance and support endocrine system, give vitality, alleviate hot flashes, stimulate weight loss, and help balance hormones. Two great formulas for women!

Essential oils are 30% off through Friday Feb. 26th, for orders placed before 11:00 am mountain time. Now available in bigger sizes.

The order lines are open between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mountain Time 801-228-1901. Give us a call, we are happy to hear from you!

You can order Hormonal Changease in capsules, extract and bulk.

Vitality is available in a 15 ml. bottle which is 1/2 ounce.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Yes, we have bulk herbs!

I was talking to a customer and she said that she wished we had bulk herbs. I thought she was joking because we have a very large supply of bulk single herbs. So if you aren’t aware, we have bulk herbs in cut and powder, in 4 oz., 8 oz and 16 oz sizes. The bulk herbs are either Organic or Wild crafted, so you know they are the best you can get. I love that they come in a resealable mylar bag, which makes it so easy to use. The best part is they are on sale this month, a little sale, because there is not much markup in single bulk herbs, save 5% through February 26th.

When my Dad passed away he had a lot of supplements, so I boxed them up and brought them home to see if there was anything usable. I picked up a bottle of "x" brand immune booster formula and looked at the ingredients and couldn’t believe my eyes! This formula consisted of rice bran and Shiitake Mushroom. First off I couldn’t imagine what use the rice bran had other than a filler when I noticed that there was a list of “other ingredients” such as corn starch which is used as a thickener, microcrystalline cellulose which is wood pulp, sucrose fatty acid ester an emulsifier and titanium dioxide a colorant. All of this stuff is FDA approved for food use, but why would you add “fillers” to an herbal product? I'm wondering how much Shiitake Mushroom was really in there, this product has more fillers than herbs! This formula is going right into the garbage.

Dr. Christopher’s Original Formulas and Western Botancials formulas are pure organic or wild crafted herbs. Pure herbs, no fillers, just herbs for your health and healing. Some herbal companies are making “standardized” herbs, but Dr. Christopher taught people to use the whole herb for the best healing and safety. “Standardization” makes herbs more like a drug. The School of Natural Healing favors non-standardized extracts, as you will receive the benefit from the whole plant, not just the chemicals that man has decided are the most beneficial.

We hope you will enjoy getting to know the great herbal formulas that we have available at Herbs First. We will be happy to assist you in placing your order. The order lines are open between 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Mountain Time, 801-228-1901.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Western Botanicals Quality Statement

One question that people often ask me about is the quality of the herbs that we offer and we want you to know that the herbs we carry are the best you can buy. We added Western Botanicals single herbs in bulk and extracts in 2004 because of the quality of the herbs and the huge variety available . We added Western Botanicals formulas in 2006 to give our customers a broader range of high quality formulas for their health needs.

Western Botanicals

We are a company of health minded individuals and licensed healthcare professionals. Proper health is not a mystery that only your doctor understands. Getting over an illness does not have to be complicated. Nature has provided what is

needed to get and stay healthy, but not everyone is trained to read natures instructions.

Natural herbs are whole foods that build health rather than a chemicals designed to simply suppress symptoms. Herbs have been discovered to be a natural way to restore and build a healthy body. Obtaining results with herbs is exciting, but making your own herbal remedies is empowering. For this reason we have built our business with the home herbalist in mind.

Many herbal products sold to consumers are designed for profitability of the manufacturer. The ingredients in these products are often inferior in quality. We purchase the highest quality organic and wildcrafted herbs available to insure pesticide and herbicide free products. We all want products that we can trust that are effective without paying excessive prices. By purchasing herbs in large quantities we can pass savings on to you.

We honor the inborn potential of everyone to be truly healthy. We desire to help the newborn, the aged and those without hope. We choose to help (with herbs), the person with the disease, not the disease. With herbs we can assist rather than intrude: to free rather than control. Herbs seek to correct the cause, not its effect. We know doctors do not heal, only the body can heal itself. We want to make a difference and with herbal medicine, everyday we get to witness miracles.

In Vigorous Health,

Dr. Kyle D. Christensen D.C. - Chiropractor, Naturopath, Master Herbalist

Randy Giboney, President, Herbalist

I want to add one thing, because people have a concern about irradiated herbs. Organic means non irradiated herbs and the same goes for Wildcrafted herbs. All the herbal products that we carry at Herbs First are either Organic or Wildcrafted and that includes the essential oils.

You can purchase Western Botancials and other herbs at Herbs First.


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Herbal Ear Drops

I wish that people could take their kids to the doctor with an ear infection and he would say, we have this wonderful oil for ear infections for less than $10.00. It would certainly make the news and people would have this little bottle of oil in their homes and likely never have to take their kids to the doctor for an ear infection again. And not only that, this bottle will last about two years and take care of many ear infections in the family. Wouldn’t that be great??? You could save a lot of money, and a lot of misery with one bottle of Herbal Ear Drops.

We did the doctor route when our kids were young. We had the problem of the ear infections not getting cleared up and multiple doctors visits along with multiple prescriptions for that one infection, only to go through it all again a few months later. Not fun, and after a few years of this nonsense we finally got smart and looked into the herbal answer for ear infections and haven’t had to go to a doctor for them since. In fact, ear infections is one of the problems that got me into searching further into herbals, and got our family on track with taking care of our own health problems. What a blessing that has been, it has saved us time, money and our health!

We do have that wonderful little bottle of oil for ear infections here at Herbs First, it is called Herbal Ear Drops. It is a fabulous mixture of Garlic bulb, Mullein leaf & flower, Lobelia herb & seed, in a pure Olive Oil base. I’m sure most parents will agree that the child wakes up about the time the parents are going to bed and know that this is going to be “one of those nights”. That doesn’t have to happen anymore, because you can be ready! I keep a bottle of Herbal Ear Drops in the fridge and when I need it I pop the bottle into a cup of hot water to take the chill off. Then put 4 - 6 drops into the ear, wiggle the ear around to make sure it goes into the ear canal, put in a cotton ball and rub a drop of oil from the back of the ear and down the throat area where the eustachian tube drains. Within a few minutes the pain is gone and the child goes back to sleep and in the morning the child is fine, but I will follow through the next night to make sure it is gone.

I have talked to several parents in the past week and their children showed no signs of ear infection until the ear drum burst. This is a hard ordeal to go through. An ear scope can be bought for under $20.00 at a medical supply store and comes with a guide to help you to identify ear infections. Well worth it to add one of those to your first aid kit. Don’t put the Herbal Ear Drops into the ear if the ear drum has burst, just rub on the outside of the ear opening and from the back of the ear and down the throat as above. With the high cost of health care and prescriptions, Herbal Ear Drops will pay for itself many times over. Herbal Ear Drops come in 1 oz, 2 oz. & 4 oz, sizes, but I recommend getting the 1 oz. size and replacing it every 2 years. 1 oz. goes a long ways.