Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Herbs to help you stay healthy and Cold Tonic Recipe

This is the time of year that you have to keep on hand formulas to help you stay healthy and help you fight illness should you come down with something. While listening to Dr. Christopher’s Herb Lectures what Dr. Christopher said really stood out to me, “We do not use toxic, poisonous or habit forming herbs:”. I hope that people understand the importance of that statement. It is comforting to know that the herbs we are giving our children and ourselves are safe.

I know how frightening illness is when small children get sick, people can feel helpless when they don’t know what to do to help their children. I went through my own learning curve as a parent, and had experiences of going to doctors and figuring out that they usually couldn’t do anything except pat my hand and take my money. After a few years of this I decided that there had to be a better way, so I started visiting Dr. Christopher’s Herb Shop in Orem Utah where I live, and started using his herbal formulas.

One of the first formulas that we used is Anti-Plague (Super Garlic Immune Formula) and we went through gallons of it at my house. After several years of having a very sick family every winter someone said to me that Anti-Plague is for people that “let” their kids get sick. That gave me a lot to think about. The most important thing I learned is that it is easier to stop a cold at the first symptom than to get over it once you have gotten it. Now we recognize when we have a cold coming on and take herbs to boost the immune system, instead of waiting until we are sick when it often leads to worse symptoms. Everyone is much happier now that we don't get sick, because Anti-Plague is about the worst tasting thing any of us has ever tasted!

Both Dr. Christopher’s and Western Botanicals have some great formulas to choose from when it comes to treating infants, children and adults. Since we are in the midst of winter and more and more people are getting sick, now would be a good time to order some formulas to keep everyone healthy.

I treat my family at the first sign of sickness such as sniffles, sore throat, fever, or just being exposed to sick people such as at school, church, work or shopping. Two great formulas for children are the Kid-e-Mune and Immune Boost Syrup, both are great tasting and easy to get kids to take. Often one dose will do the trick, but if it doesn’t I would continue to give one of the formulas for a few days, along with cutting out sugar and drinking fresh squeezed orange juice. Kid-e-Well is a good one to take if things progress a bit more.

I can avoid getting a cold by taking the Immune System Formula along with the Infection Formula. The Immune System Formula boosts the immune system and the Infection Formula helps move the toxins out of the blood stream and is a great infection fighter. My son came home for lunch one day and I could tell he was coming down with something. My kids have gotten a bit stubborn as they have gotten older, so I said “it sounds like you are coming down with a cold, you can either take the Immune System Formula and Infection Formula or enjoy being sick”. Luckily he took the herbs and didn’t get sick. Watch for the signs and act on it quickly, so you don't have to deal with the whole family getting sick.

There are many formulas to choose from if things get worse, and at the top of my list is the Super Garlic Immune Formula (Anti-Plague). This is for people with a strong stomach and it is truly a life saver with its healing abilities. I make my own and have the recipe if anyone is interested. This is the formula that Dr. Christopher came up with for “plagues” and advised people to keep a good amount on hand for those occasions. The Chest Formula is a great flu formula, Herbal Cough Syrup and Respiratory Syrup are two great syrups that people can feel safe giving their kids when they are looking for a “cold and cough syrup”. I like to use the Glandular Formula capsules and massage oil along with the other formulas to aid in healing. I take a bottle of the Glandular Massage oil and add 25 drops of the 3 in 1 or X-Plague Essential Oil Blends to make an amazing healing oil to rub into my neck and feet. This is an easy one for kids to use and is one I use at the first sign of a cold along with the formulas mentioned above.

Another favorite is Echinacea and Goldenseal, Western Botanicals has it available in capsules as well as alcohol extract and syrup. Western Botanicals also has a great Flu & Virus formula, Herbal Cough Syrup and Herbal Super Tonic and their own version of Anti Plague in syrup as well as capsules which is great for people with a weak stomach that want the great healing power of this formula. It is good to have several different formulas on hand to use, since our bodies will react differently depending on the bug that is going around.

People that have a lung weakness should stay on the Lung and Bronchial Formula during the winter months to keep the lungs strong. I used to get Bronchitis every winter for at least six weeks, but since I started staying on the Lung & Bronchial Formula I no longer get Bronchitis. The Lung and Bronchial Formula is well worth taking every day for people with asthma, etc. Anti-Plague is a wonderful one for the lungs as well and is what I would take when I got Bronchitis. I have talked to many people with asthma and they feel that Anti-Plague has been a real life saver for them as it will stop an asthma attack.

Another must have for any family with kids is the Herbal Ear Drops. A 1 oz. bottle will last most families at least a year, get a new bottle every 2 years to keep it fresh. Many kids always get an ear infection along with the cold, usually a few doses will do the trick and help everyone to get a good night’s sleep.

Here is the famous Cold Tonic Recipe that was given out when I was going to The School of Natural Healing. You purchase all the ingredients fresh from the Grocery Store, it take two weeks to make, but is another great infection fighter to have on hand.

Cold Tonic

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 part fresh chopped Garlic Cloves
1 part fresh chopped White Onion
1 part fresh grated Ginger Root
1 part fresh grated Horseradish Root
1 part fresh chopped Cayenne Peppers or the hottest peppers available, i.e. habanero, African Bird, etc.

Fill a glass jar 3/4 of the way full w/equal parts by volume (i.e. a cup of each) of the above fresh chopped and grated herbs. Then fill jar to the top with raw apple cider vinegar. Close and shake vigorously and then top off the vinegar if necessary.

Shake at least once a day for two weeks, then filter the mixture through
cheesecloth and bottle and label. When you make this tonic shake it every
time you walk by it, at least once per day but the more the better.All the herbs and vegetables should be fresh (and organically grown if possible) and use dried herbs only in an emergency.

This tonic is extremely powerful, the dosage is 1/2 to 1 ounce, two or more times daily (1- 2 Tbs.). Gargle if you have a sore throat and swollow. Do not dilute, take it straight.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome and other Women’s Diseases that often result in Infertility

I talked to David Christopher recently concerning Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) because I know so many women that have it. I asked what is causing it and the answer is always the same, TOXINS. We really are living in a toxic world where the air we breathe, the food we eat and the containers food and drink are stored in, as well as the indoor pollutants coming off of carpet, furniture and other flooring materials are putting toxins into our bodies. This story broke out in the new this week about pregnant women and toxins:

"Alarming findings from a study on pregnant women and some potentially dangerous chemicals. A University of California, San Francisco study found that dozens of chemicals showed up in the blood and urine of expecting moms. Some of the chemicals like P-C-B's and ones used in flame retardants were banned before the women were even born. Out of the 163 chemicals studied, 43 of them were found in nearly all of the 268 pregnant women tested. The study is published in the journal of Environmental Health Perspectives. It's the first time researchers analyzed chemicals found in pregnant women."

They didn’t report how to get rid of the toxins, only that they were present. Even people living on organic farms eating all organic foods are found to have toxins. People tend to store these toxins in fat as well as create cysts and tumors to hold the toxins. Hence all of these disorders such as PCOS, fibroid tumors, etc. That is why in the HCG diet it is highly recommended to cleanse first. When people start losing the weight and they are full of toxins, where are those toxins going to go? The body may indeed start forming cysts and tumors to store the toxins when there is no place else for them to go. It is definitely something to think about.

For women who have PCOS, fibroid tumors, endometreosis, etc., start with a six week cleanse using Dr. Christopher’s cleansing kit which helps the body to get rid of the TOXINS. Follow the cleansing program with Dr. Christopher’s tumors & cysts program found on Herbal Legacy. “ The cause, according to Dr. Christopher, is potassium deficiency. When a patient takes plenty of potassium foods (not supplements) you can remove the cause of the cysts and tumors. When patients cleanse and go on the mucusless diet and take the female corrective formulas [Female Reproductive], they receive nourishment which is high in potassium. Miraculous things happen to them. For even faster results, you can add six to ten drops of elderberry tincture or six to ten drops of black walnut tincture, both of which are extremely high in potassium.”

Women with these issues have fertility problems, with the change in diet as outlined in the Mucusless diet and following the tumors and cysts program, the system will be cleaned up. Follow up the Vaginal Bolus and Yellowdock Combination program as outlined in the tumors page at Herbal Legacy until the tumors or cysts are all gone. For women with PCOS add the Pancreas Formula to give the pancreas the support it needs to keep the insulin levels stable.

Herbs never cease to amaze me at their ability to correct problems in the body. If you are tired of the lack of results that you are getting using conventional medicine, I hope that you will turn to natural medicine.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Make 2011 Your Healthiest Year Ever!

I have many people mention when they call that their friends told them about Herbs First and the great healing formulas that we have. They ask if there is something for one ailment or another and they are amazed and excited to learn that we do. I know many people get frustrated with the medical system and the lack of progress they make when they go that route. People often mention how empowered they feel when they take their health into their own hands and are so happy with how well the formulas work.

I tend to be a people watcher and especially notice the health of people my age and older, noting that most of them are in pretty bad shape. Seeing this makes me work on myself more to be the healthiest I can be. I first started exercising after my Grandma lost her mobility after five years of a sedentary life. My husband and I have always walked, but that wasn’t enough for my health because I had constant back problems. When I started exercising my back problems went away. My husband didn’t exercise and I have bugged him for years to do it and now he is. I’m glad because we both need to be healthy to enjoy our later years.

I’m still working on my eye issues and people often ask about Dr. Christopher’s program for the eyes. They will ask me how long it takes and I have to say keep doing it for however long it takes. Everyone is different and there is no way to know how long it will take, but hang in there and it will happen. I do know that when I am using the Herbal Eyebright Eyewash formula throughout the day I can see much better than when I don’t use it The other alternatives are new glasses more often and cataract surgery, hmm, I’m going to keep plugging along until I get there.

My hot flashes are about gone, I went from having surging flashes throughout the day and night which is not fun, to just a few a week. I found that my body likes to have three Hormonal Changease twice a day. I think that is pretty good considering my sister takes 3 Hormonal Changease three times a day, she had a hysterectomy and I am still somewhat intact with one ovary. You can read more about menopause on Herbal Legacy.

My husband and I had physicals recently because we are about to go off the insurance due the loss of his job in September 2009. I’m not too worried, because we use it more for dental and chiropractic than anything. The doctor found that I had an enlarged uterus and was pretty freaked out about it. I mentioned that I have had fibroid tumors in the past and likely that is all it was. He insisted that I have an ultrasound done and of course that is what was found. The radiologist felt that they are benign, so I have chosen to finally follow through with Dr. Christopher’s program for fibroid tumors using the VB formula and the Yellow Dock Combination, which is a pretty involved program but well worth it. Lucky for me I already have a slant board, now I just need to figure out how to work this into my day. The program is good for women with all kinds of issues from infertility, endometreosis, fibroid tumors, etc.

4 Kathryn wiight loss photosI’m still working on my weight loss with HCG ezTrim, I lost 60 lbs between May and the first part of November 2010. I put on a few Christmas pounds as most people do, and with the loading was at 152.2, but after two days of dieting I am at 144.4. I don’t have a number I am shooting for, but just want to get rid of the little tummy that I still have. I’m hoping another ten pounds will do it. I am thrilled with this diet. Due to my thyroid issues since having Radioactive Iodine at the age of twenty I have gained and gained weight no matter how much I tried to lose it. I was able to keep some weight off with exercise, but with dieting any weight loss always came back. HCG ezTrim resets your metabolism and weight set point. I feel it is really working for me and I have talked to many people that are as happy as I am with it. I maintained 144 up through December 24th and then found with all the goodies my old sugar HCG ezTrimaddictions kicked in. I learned about Obesogens which are foods and products that make people eat more, and I can truly attest to the fact that eating the goodies made me totally lose control. I was happy that the first diet day after loading I had no hunger and no cravings for those foods. Eight pounds loss in two days is a record for me! I am hoping a three week program will get me to where I want to be, but will plug along until I get there. We have a great little hcgeztrim website to help you learn more about this great product. Feel free to call me if you want to learn more or need moral support through the diet. It is so worth it! 801-228-1901.

Those are the health issues I am working on this year and I think that is plenty for one person! I have healed myself of many other issues throughout the years. Dr Christopher has healing programs for just about any health issue, Herbal Legacy website is a great resource to help you on your journey.