Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring is in the air, and in my nose, and in my throat.

I always find it quite amusing how my husband and I can get through a winter without getting sick, but as soon as spring comes the hayfever hits us. Hayfever can feel like a really bad cold that just doesn’t go away. It has been an adventure to find herbal formulas that will helps us get through the spring season.

NetiPot The Neti-pots have been talked about on the news, in magazines and even on our blog in the past. I know a lot of people are thinking this is too weird to use, but for allergies it is great. Using cool water helps to shrink the nasal passages and the water/salt solution helps to wash out the dust and pollen. Once people get over the inhibitions and start using it they will realize what a huge difference it makes.

Jurassic Green Quite by accident we found that drinking the Jurassic Green helps cut hay fever symptoms in half. We have never understood this, since in reality we are drinking “hay” but it really does make a difference and the health benefits gives us another reason to add it to our diet. Jurassic Green is available in powder or vegicaps.

Sinus Allergy I love Western Botanicals Sinus Allergy formula. If you have ever used any of the medications for hay fever you know that they make you tired. Sinus Allergy Formula works quickly to relieve the symptoms without the side affects, relieves sinus congestion and draining associated with allergies. It is also an immune booster to fight bacterial and viral infections, because sometimes you think it is allergies when it is a cold. Available in vegicaps, extract and syrup, making it a great choice from kids to adults.

The other night as I went to bed my throat was scratchy and I kept coughing. All I could think was I don’t need a night of this! So I thought for a minute about what to do to alleviate this problem and then sprayed my throat with the
Herbal Throat Spray and presto, immediate all night relief. I do love herbs!

Immucalm has been a great one over the years for the itchiness that drives you crazy. Immucalm is one of those formulas that I use quite often. It is great for allergy flare-ups, arthritis, allergic reactions, bug bites and stings, etc. I would try it for just about any problem and see what it does for it if you don’t have anything else on hand. Often our immune systems work against us and Immucalm gets right to work calming and soothing the reaction. Immucalm is one of those formulas to always have on hand. Available in vegicaps and extract as Kid-e-Soothe. Also available in bulk, combine equal parts of Astragalus and Marshmallow.

Stings & Bites Speaking of stings & bites, now is a good time to buy a fresh jar of Stings & Bites Ointment. This is plantain ointment which helps draw the poison out of the bites. I keep it in the fridge to keep it fresh longer.

I hope these springtime formulas will make your life more enjoyable.

We will be happy to assist you in placing your order. The phone lines are open, give us a call at 801-228-1901.

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

Monday, March 22, 2010

Herbs are for Healing

Early on in my marriage I found that going to the doctor most often didn’t solve anything and was a big waste of time and money. One of the things I really like about natural healing is being able to learn about it and use it to overcome health problems. We started out the month talking about why people choose natural healing and then learned about some great formulas to put in our own herb cabinet. I really like having a well-stocked herb cabinet because you never know when something is going to happen and what you might need.

Quite a few years ago I had some dental work done and ended up with some excruciating pain in my mouth. I’m not sure what happened but the only thing that would take care of the pain was Relax-Eze, so it was apparent to me that I had some nerve damage. I found that I needed to take 3 capsules of Relax-Eze six times a day. About the time it was better it was time for my six months check up and again more dental work. Bad news is, the same thing happened again!!! So again I took the Relax-Eze, same dosage, same amount of time. When the time came for my next dental checkup I found a new dentist. I have never had this problem happen again, so obviously it was a bad dentist and to top it off most of the work he did had to be redone!

I was talking to a customer recently who told me that she had nerve damage in her face and was in terrible pain. She couldn’t find anything to help it and had even gone to a doctor and was looking into surgery to hopefully correct the problem, but there were no guarantees that it would help at all. I related my story and then she told me that her nerve damage was also due to bad dental work.

Many of the health issues that people are having are nerve related, but most people I have talked to get no relief whatsoever going the medical route. Drugs are treating the symptoms, whereas the herbs are going to the cause. Over time healing takes place and eventually the herbs aren’t needed anymore. When I tell people how many bottles of Relax-Eze it took to get better they think that is crazy. The point is it did heal. I know people that have bought one formula or another and said that it didn’t work. Come to find out they only took a dose or two, and the truth is herbs really don’t work if you don’t take them.

If you are ready to get serious and regain your health, search through Herbal Legacy and the Christopher and Western Botanicals Catalogs and find what you need to make it happen. And then when you get your formulas experiment and find out what dosage your body needs to heal. Dosage can change over time, so to begin with more may be needed and then as healing begins to happen, adjust the dosage until it isn’t needed anymore. I love these herbs because they really work. It is worth the time to learn and worth the money to have them.

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 phone lines are open, give us a call - 801-228-1901.

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


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

More formulas to stock in your herb cabinet

Last weeks blog was about some great basic formulas to stock in your herb cabinet. When you have success using herbs then you are ready to learn more and stock additional formulas for your health and wellness. I can’t begin to tell you how great it is to be able to open up my cabinet to pick out what I need at any given time. It is well worth it to have herbs on hand when you need them and this is a great month to stock up on Christopher's formulas while they are 40% off.

Adrenal Formula - it took me awhile to figure out how I feel when I need the Adrenal Formula, it is when you are exhausted like when you have been burning the candle at both ends. I think this describes a lot of people, so if you can identify with this, put this one in the cupboard and use it.

Attention Focus - I love this formula, this is a Western Botanicals formula and when we added their formulas to the website this formula was one of the reasons. Attention Focus is available in syrup which is great for kids, alcohol extract and capsules. I reach for Attention Focus when I am having one of those ADD days and I’m sure everyone has one from time to time, flitting from one project to another and not making any progress on anything. I understand more about my ADD son when I have a day like that. A great formula for people with ADD or occasional ADD.

Blood Circulation Formula - This is for High or low blood pressure. Last year when I was under a lot of stress and the usual formulas weren’t working I realized that I had high blood pressure. This formula has brought it down to where it should be and I feel great.

Female Reproductive & Hormonal Changease - a must have for all women. There are many articles on women’s issues on the Herbal Legacy website and most often one or both of these formulas are what is recommended. You will be happy you have it when you need it. Hormonal Changease is a must have for us gals that are getting older to help us age gracefully and go through menopause with ease.

Lung & Bronchial - This formula is extremely valuable in strengthening and healing the entire respiratory tract. I take this one all winter to keep my lungs strong and clear. A good choice for asthma sufferers.

Mindtrac - for a bad day, week, month or year, Mindtrac is a great alternative to Psychiatric drugs. I never would have thought that I would need a formula like this and can’t even relate how great this formula is. This is a must have for those hard times, and everyone has hard times. Great great formula!

Pancreas Formula - for diabetes as well as hypoglycemia. I have had a lot of feed back from people with diabetes getting off insulin. A friend that is diabetic was struggling with affording the medication and was amazed at how affordable the Pancreas Formula is and how well it works. The natural way is always better.

Relax-Eze - This one has been a lifesaver for me over the years. Dr. Christopher talks about it being for frayed nerves and I can attest to the fact that this is very calming on the nerves. I’ve also used it for nerve damage when a shot at the dentist affected some nerves, it was the only thing that would do anything for the pain which took a full six months to heal. Great for sleep problems too.

Slumber or Sweet Dreams - nice to have something on hand for those nights when you just can’t get to sleep. Mindtrac is a great on too if you just can’t turn your brain off at night. I find it helpful to switch products every few nights when I am having sleep problems.

Vitalerbs & Jurassic Green - Vitalerbs is a synergistic blend of popular whole nutritional food for the body. Jurassic Green is packed full of phyto-nutrients, whole food vitamins, trace minerals, active enzymes, chlorophyll, balanced amino acids and other important nutrients needed by the body. Vitalerbs & Jurassic Green is a great way to help maintain good health.

I could go on and on and if you look at the photo of my herb cabinet it is full of great herbal formulas. Here are the links to the Christopher Catalog and Western Botanicals Catalog. I encourage you to print them out and mark the formulas that would be beneficial to your family and then work towards filling your herb cabinet.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

More on Natural Healing, start with these formulas

Last week we talked about the fact that more people are using natural medicine than ever before due to the high cost of medical care, job loss, etc. Over the years as I learn more about herbs and become more and more comfortable with treating problems myself, I come to realize the huge sense of satisfaction that it has given me. This doesn’t happen overnight, but little by little as we learn about and use the formulas to treat ailments and the success that we have in using them. When we remodeled our kitchen a few years back I had a cabinet made especially for the herbs and have enjoyed having what we need on hand at any given time. People will gasp when I open the cabinet, because there is so much in there. I call it my Pharmacy and it is available 24/7. I love seeing my kids open the cabinet and picking out what they need. Makes me feel good to know that they have grown up learning how to use these great formulas. For people that have very little experience using herbs start small and build from there.

Families with infants and children in the home start with these great formulas:

Kid-e-Col, colic & teething

Kid-e-Mune, immune stimulant formula - use at the first sign of a cold

Kid-e-Reg, for constipation

Kid-e-Well, designed to balance a fever during illness

Herbal Cough Syrup - very strong herbal formula for everyone

Herbal Ear Drops - ear infection, for infants, kids & adults

This is a great start for adults:

Complete Tissue & Bone Formula - sore muscles, sprains, sore joints, broken bones, etc.

Gas-Eze - Gas, indigestion

Herbal Cough Syrup - very strong herbal formula for everyone

Herbal Ear Drops - ear infection, for infants, kids & adults

Immucalm - allergic reactions, arthritis flare ups

Immune System Formula - take at first sign of cold

Infection Formula - if you didn’t catch the cold fast enough add this one

Lower Bowel Formula - constipation, works as a corrective

Must have ointments:

Complete Tissue Ointment - use on cuts, scrapes, burns, sore muscles, etc.

Glandular System Massage Oil with X-Plague - add up to 30 drops of X-Plague per ounce of Glandular Massage Oil, rub on neck and feet at any sign of sickness, sore throat, etc.

Stings & Bites Ointment - great for bug bites

That’s a pretty good start list, if you don’t have young children then omit the children’s formulas. I like to keep the Herbal Ear Drops on hand since ear infections can be quite painful and best to have something you don’t need than need it and not have it. Learn to use these formulas and then branch out from there. As you can see, my cupboard is full and I stock a lot more than just the above items.

We have the Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living book back in stock. This book is by Sandra Ellis a midwife and master herbalist with a very large family. She has experienced many health problems within the family and talks about all of them in full in the book. This is a great read, plus a great book to learn from. Sandra teaches at the School of Natural Healing.

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 phone lines are open, give us a call - 801-228-1901.

You can purchase Dr. Christopher's Formulas and other great healing products at Herbs First.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Drink Alkaline Water

Almost everything people consume daily is acidic, such as meat, dairy products, refined foods, beverages and even bottled water. Acid corrodes bodies. The build up of acid eats away at nerves, teeth and body tissue. Inflammation of the tissue around joints is due to acid. These acids build up and result in conditions such as arthritis and gout.

Drinking alkaline water will help the body safely and effectively rid itself of acid deposits around joints as well as everywhere else in the body. This will allow the body to heal itself. A diet change to more alkaline foods along with drinking alkaline water will help maintain good health.

Alkaline water is clean water, but more than that it is full of good minerals and smaller water molecules. To ionize the water it first goes through a filter and then a low voltage electric current is passed through the water. This causes soluble minerals to be attracted to a positive “pole” or negative “pole”, separating it into alkaline and acid water. In addition water is changed to a powerful antioxidant water that is highly oxygenated. Molecules clump in large groups of about 12 in tap water or bottled water. The molecules in alkaline water clump in groups half that size. This allows it to be 6 times more hydrating than tap water or bottled water.

The water is split into alkaline water, which is what you drink, and acid water, which is great for skin complaints. Use acid water for hair care, acne, sores and infection. Soak the infected body part in the water for an hour and look at the difference. Plants love acidic water. It is also a great sterilizer.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Why Natural Healing?

I was talking to a friend recently that owns a health food store in a small town. He was remarking about how many people are coming in to learn more about using herbs and essential oils. Due to the economy people are reaching out for better ways to take care of themselves. I am always happy when people tell me the success they have in taking care of their family with the herbal formulas we have at Herbs First.

Why Natural Healing?
"Studies show that over half the population of the United States will use some form of alternative medicine this year. Tens of thousands of people rely on herbs instead of drugs when they feel ill. What is the cause of this trend? What has changed in the last 40 to 50 years that has so many people turning from their doctors and drugs to herbology and other forms of alternative medicine?
MEDICAL MISTAKES: In a study in the New England Journal of Medicine it is estimated that one million patients nationwide are injured yearly by errors during hospital treatment and 120,000 people die as a result (NEJM, Leape et. al 1991 Vol 325 (3):210).
DANGEROUS DRUGS: A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that an estimated 100,000 people die every year due to correctly prescribed medications. Every drug has side effects, some of them are very lethal (JAMA Leape et. al July 5, 2000 Vol 284:95).
HERBS ARE SAFE: For thousands of years, herbs have been used to treat and prevent disease. In that time, very few adverse reactions have been reported. When adverse reactions do occur, they are usually the result of a mixture of herbs and pharmaceutical drugs.
LOOK TO THE CAUSE: In order to effectively deal with health problems, herbalists look to the cause of disease instead of just the symptoms.
HERBS WORK: Natural healers throughout history have witnessed the healing power of herbs. The School of Natural Healing has received thousands of letters and calls from people delighted with the results of herbal remedies. We invite you to visit the School of Natural Healing to further your education.
(taken from What is a Master Herbalist? and Why Natural Healing? from Herbal Legacy, click to read entire article)"

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.

You can purchase Dr. Christopher's Formulas and other great healing products at Herbs First.