Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Adrenals are Absolutely Essential to Life

Adrenal Formula Dr. Christopher was quite knowledgeable about the Adrenals, which are tiny little glands situated right above the kidneys. Most people know that the Adrenals give you adrenaline when you need it for a fight or flight situation, but know little else about them. They are crucial to your health and the Adrenal Formula is the “food” to help your adrenals stay healthy. "It would take acres of chemical plant" to synthetically manufacture "the 50 odd hormones or hormone-like substances" produced by the adrenal glands. (Ratcliff, 1975, p. 69) Not only do these hormones control all the oxidation processes of the human body through the anterior pituitary body, but they regulate growth, mental balance, sexual development and maintenance, and a host of other phenomena. The adrenals, the pituitary, and the thyroid are functionally united comprising the adrenal system. THE ADRENALS ARE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL TO LIFE. Wow! Who knew they were so important?

My husband and I have used the Adrenal formula daily for quite some time, but when spring comes we use it even more when allergy season hits, it really helps with the “draggy” feeling. We take the Adrenal Formula on vacation and use it especially when we fly because it helps with the jet lag. When we went to Hawaii we took the Adrenal Formula several times a day and didn’t feel the time difference at all. We overheard some people talking saying they just couldn’t get over the jet lag and were having a hard time. I’ll always remember to take the Adrenal Formula with me on vacation!

This is a pretty stressful world we live in and so many people are on the go all the time and getting more and more burned out. The Adrenal Formula is the one to take when you are burning the candle at both ends. Read more about the Adrenals and Addison's Disease at Herbal Legacy.

Adrenal Formula consists of:

Mullein and lobelia: the perfect glandular foods

Siberian Ginseng: Successfully used in the Soviet Union to ease stress in everyday situations and tend endurance to athletes under great strain during training

Gotu Kola: Known to stimulate the brain and relieve fatigue when given in small amounts. Wonderful for the functioning of the pituitary in disorders of the adrenal system when used in conjunction with other herbs.

Hawthorn Berries: A celebrated cardiac tonic for many centuries. Under conditions of stress, the heart often "works overtime." Hawthorn berries can help in treatment of high or low blood pressure, tachycardia, and arrhythmia. It is also anti-spasmodic, sedative, and soothing to nerves, especially in nervous insomnia.

Cayenne: Nature's finest stimulant; source of calcium and vitamin A. Aids in circulation of blood which brings oxygen and other nutriments to cells in need of repair.

Ginger: A stimulant and a 'lead sheep' herb, bringing the other herbs in the formula into the abdominal area. Ginger differs from cayenne as a stimulant, in that the cayenne stimulates the heart, arteries, veins and then the capillaries. Ginger starts its stimulating effect in the capillary, flushing out the "constipated" capillary, driving these wastes into the veins for disposal.

Adrenal formula is available in capsules and bulk powder.

Information used by permission, Dr. Christopher's Newsletter,Volume Two - Issue Three, available in Dr. Christopher’s Complete Herbal Writings.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Herbal Medicine is EASY and IT WORKS!

A few months ago I heard that a member of my church had surgery for kidney stones and ended up losing his kidney. I couldn’t imagine what happened and no one seemed to know what had occurred. This fellow came by to visit us in our home yesterday and related to my husband and myself that he had gone in for a kidney stone and that the doctor had messed up. The errors that were made by the doctor were not fixable, so he lost the kidney and needed bladder repair work done as well.

The sad part is, if people are educated this scenario would never happen. Whenever anyone tells me that they have kidney stones I always mention that we have herbs for that, but most people never ask me what to do. One man in particular has not been able to work due to the constant problem and it is very sad when simple herbs would take care of the problem so quickly and easily. In a previous newsletter we talked about how well Hydrangea Root works for dissolving stones and calcifications of any kind. You could make a tea or make an extract with the bulk herbs at a very affordable price, or take the capsules or extract. Western Botanicals has a great little formula called Stone Dissolve Tea, you make it up in Apple Cider and drink one to two quarts daily, how hard is that? Stone dissolve tea comes in a 5 oz. recloseable bag.

When Dr. Christopher treated his patients he would hand them the herbs and say, “this is a do it yourself kit”. Meaning go home, do it, and get well. Is it too much work to mix up a tea and drink it? Why would people ever think it is better to have surgery with the risks involved? I find it very sad that people will not be open to herbal medicine and end up in the sad shape as our friend at church.

Dr Christopher's Herbal Lectures I love learning about herbs and how they can help us with our health and healing. I especially love to listen to Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Lectures and feel they are the absolute best educational value that we have. If you have ever called the School of Natural Healing to talk to David Christopher for some herbal advice and been put on hold, you have likely listened to Dr. Christopher. I learn something new every time I listen to the CD’s and my favorite place to keep them is in the car. Learning with stories gets the information into my brain and I find myself saying, I remember the story when Dr. Christopher talked about...... You can order Dr Christopher's Herbal Lectures at this link.

There would be no health care crisis if people would learn how to take care of themselves with these wonderful herbs that have been placed on the earth for our benefit. I wish you much success in taking care of yourself and your family.

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Stock up for an Emergency

Our hearts go out to all the people in Japan that have been affected by the earthquake, tsunami and with the problems with the nuclear meltdown of the power plants. A few people have called concerning radiation causing thyroid problems. Its a well known fact when there is a nuclear disaster to take iodine pills to protect the thyroid. We have some good herbal choices to protect the thyroid during these times.

Thyroid Maintenance Formula or Thyroid Formula can be used to help block radioactive iodine from radiating into the Thyroid because they are both high in natural iodine.

Kelp is very high in iodine and we have Western Botanicals Kelp vegicaps, or bulk Kelp powder which can easily be mixed in juice or water or with food. Make an extract or tea with the Kelp Granules.

Black Walnut is also high in iodine, I just made a big bottle of extract last month. The extract tastes fine in water, I just do a squirt at least twice a day. I love the Black Walnut, it is a good anti-fungal, anti-parasitic helps oxygenate the blood etc. We have it available in vegicaps, bulk and extract.

For my family I like to keep about a three month supply of herbs that we use, so that if something happens we will have enough to get us through for a time.

Here are a few reasons why I choose to not use prescription medicine:

106,000 patients die from adverse reactions to drugs every year

5% of all hospital admissions are from adverse drug reactions

16,000 people die each year from over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs

50% of all serious adverse reactions to a new drug are identified before it enters the market--the rest are found out later

Supplements (including herbs) cause about 10 deaths per year, mostly from iron overdose

Taken from Prescription for Drug Alternatives - James F. Balch, MD, Mark Stengler, ND

I use herbs because they work! I find that my family spends far less money using herbs as our medicine and we can treat ourselves quicker and with better results than we ever did relying doctors and prescription medicine. I feel empowered and very capable to take care of my family’s needs. Learn how to take care of yourself and your family by taking some of the online courses through the School of Natural Healing or the Home Study Courses from the School of Natural Healing.

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mind Over Matter

I was talking to a customer who was ordering the HCG ezTrim when he mentioned that he is 52 and his joints are really hurting him. He felt taking the weight off would help his joints to feel better and I agreed. He went on to say that he knew things were going to be downhill from here on out, that he was going to have to live with not feeling as good as he used to, because that is what getting old is all about. I told him I wasn’t buying that idea and that I am only a year younger than he is and that the older I get the more I do to make sure I am at least maintaining my health. Truth be told, I am in better shape than I was fifteen years ago and I am going to continue to get fitter and healthier. If you believe you are going to go downhill, then that is what is going to happen. If you believe that you are getting healthier and doing all you can with diet and exercise to make that happen, then that is what will happen. We talked about the Complete Tissue & Bone Formula and the Joint Formula and he said he would get back to me after he gets the weight off. I hope he does because it is pretty sad to think that within a few months he could be doing great with the herbs.

This week I realized that I had a problem with mind over matter. About eight years ago I put all around my computer that I weigh 145 lbs, thinking that is the lowest I could ever hope for. When I hit 145 back in November I realized that I needed to go lower to look the way I wanted to. In January I did a two week cycle of HCG ezTrim and got down to 136 lbs. We took our little trip and when we got back home I was back up at 145 lbs. I went on the HCG for a week and got it off in February and now here I am a month later back at 145 lbs. In thinking about this problem I know that 145 lbs is stuck in my head because of all of those years of having that as my goal. When I keep thinking about what I weigh, 145 is what keeps coming to mind. I printed off a bunch of 135 lbs in big print and put them all over my computer, and all over the house. I need to reprogram my mind that 135 lbs. is what I weigh.

The mind is an amazing thing and what you think about is what your brain will help you to achieve. To me being healthy and able to function to the best of my ability is what I want. As I reprogram my brain to my new weight I truly believe that my body will allow me to stay at the weight that I feel good at and want to maintain. I thought about just working on my mind and letting the weight come off as it will, but knowing that I can be where I want to be in a week to ten days with the HCG drops it is too hard to pass up getting it off fast. So here I go again, hopefully for the last time this year.

HCG ezTrim is only $39.95 for a six week supply. Today is a good day to get started on the new you!

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

K skiing My husband and I went cross-country skiing about a month ago, my first time in about fifteen years! I had forgotten that I need to wear a thin pair of socks under my heavy socks to protect my feet from blisters. About twenty minutes into our little adventure I knew I had made a mistake because I could feel the blister on my heel. Since I knew it was too late to do anything at that point I went as far as I could go before we had to turn back. I had a fun time and sure would have enjoyed a much longer time skiing had I been better prepared.

When we got back to the car I took off my boot to access the damage. The popped blister was about half an inch high by an inch long and hurt like the dickens. We dropped by the store to pick up some large Band-Aids and when we got back to our condo my husband and I discussed how I should treat this sore. I was a bit unsure so left it uncovered for about half an hour, where it was starting to dry up and I could tell that it would scab over, but with movement would be constantly breaking the scab. I went with my husband's plan to cover the band aide with Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment and replaced the bandage daily for a week. For a couple of days it was sensitive to the touch, but after a week the skin had re-grown and I could finally uncover it. I have used the Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment on unpopped blisters the same way and had them heal overnight. Much preferable to having them pop and have to go through a week of healing.

A few months ago my husband had gotten his finger badly pinched in a ladder. The fingernail looked like it was going to end up falling off since it had bled under the nail. He covered the fingernail in Complete Tissue & Bone Ointment to try to keep the nail from falling off. He was very diligent and the nail never fell off, but slowly grew out.

I think most people feel that sores should be left to the open air, that is certainly what my Mom taught me. I was amazed at the nice healing that took place in both instances. Dr. Christopher taught that with burns to keep the burn wrapped and apply the Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment (or Comfrey Paste) a half-inch thick or more over the entire area that has been burned, scalded, etc. Cover with gauze and bandage lightly. Observe area from day to day and if paste has been absorbed add more on top of the original application. Do not remove original, just add to it when needed. Most burns will heal completely within a few weeks. This is far better approach than what most people go through with severe burns. Read some great healing stories on Herbal Legacy.

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