Friday, December 28, 2012

Are guns the problem or is it psychiatric drugs?

David & Fawn
    We have a link at Herbs First to David & Fawn Christopher’s A Healthier You radio show that is broadcast live on the internet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 10:00 am Mountain Time - you can listen to the recording of the most recent show at the above link.  It is important for people to listen to this show, because David is talking about the fact that psychiatric drugs mess up people’s thought processes.  Many people have committed suicide that never had suicidal thoughts before medication.  Many of the people that are mentally unstable and on these medications are the ones that have gone into schools, movie theaters and malls,  killing people.  Mental issues can be corrected through diet and herbs without the violent side effects that medication has. David has done extensive research on the fact that the medication is the problem in these violent situations.  This is likely the only place you are going to hear this information.  Please note that only the newest show is available for free listening, the above post was the newest show when this blog was posted.  You may have to subscribe to access this show.
    The second half of the show David answers people’s questions.  This is often my favorite part of the show because you never know what he will end up talking about.  One caller was asking for help with arthritis and I learned a new way to treat it with David’s answer. He talked about using Immucalm, which I know is helpful, but in a larger dose than I would have thought to use.  This information is for any autoimmune disease from Chronic Fatigue, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Juvenile Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis and so on.  David suggests taking five capsules five times a day of Immucalm for two weeks and then go down to 3 capsules three times a day and see how you do on that dose.  If symptoms are worse going down then stay with the 5 caps five times for a while.  He says that it may take a year or so, but staying on the higher dose will help the over-active immune system to calm down and overcome the disease. Of course people need to be working on the diet as well, because diet is the main component to every healing program. If it is too costly to buy the capsules, get the bulk - purchase equal parts of Astragalus and Marshmallow and mix them together.  1/4 level teaspoon will be about equal to each capsule, so 1/2 tablespoon would be about 5 capsules.  These two herbs are very mild tasting, so I would just mix it in water and drink it down five times a day. A stick blender is the handiest gadget to have around for mixing herbs into juice or water and well worth the investment. 

    A Healthier You radio show is another great way to educate yourself.  Listen free to the latest show, or sign up to be able to access many years of shows for $60.00 a year.

    We appreciate all of our loyal customers and wish you a healthy and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Use herbs from infancy to elderly

    Often people will ask if we have herbs that are suitable for infants and children.  Natural medicine is suitable for the youngest infant to the elderly. We have liquid formulas that would be easy to administer to an infant, child or an elderly person that has a hard time getting the capsules down.  The liquids get right to work as soon as they are in the system, so they really are the better way to take herbs.

kidemune    We took care of a an infant for a few days and I noticed that he was showing signs of getting sick. I gave him 5 drops of the Kid-e-Mune a couple of times to boost his immune system and he got well. My family was able to enjoy the few days that we had with him and I was relieved that we could give a healthy baby to his parents. 

kidecol    Kid-e-Col is the famous Catnip and Fennel combination that is used for colic and gas.  It works amazingly fast and is a blessing for a little one suffering with digestive issues. Kid-e-Reg helps to strengthen and cleanse the lower bowel. It is sad to see a little baby having a hard time having a bowel movement. This formula is gentle and gets things moving in the right direction. Kid-e-Soothe is for allergic reactions and would be used instead of Benadryl. Kid-e-Well is used in times of cold and flu to help strengthen and assist the immune system.  Dosage for these formulas  is 5 drops to 20 drops. The taste of these formulas is mild and essential oils have been used to flavor the them.  I would give my baby 5 drops and go up from there as they get bigger. To order these formulas click on this link.

    Many of Christopher’s formulas are available in glycerine extract. Liquid herbs get into the system much faster and for cleansing herbs such as the Liver and Gall Bladder formula, it is best to taste the bitter herb which prepares the liver for the cleansing.  Herbs often are not very tasty, so be prepared for some interesting flavors.
Immune Boost Syrup    Western Botanicals has some really great formulas in alcohol extract and syrup.  I love the syrups, they often contain ingredients to make them more palatable.  I love the Immune Boost Syrup, it has Maple Syrup in it which hides the taste of the herbs.  Kids willingly take this formula.  The Herbal Throat Spray is a great one for sore throats.  It is the same formula as the Herbal Cough Syrup in a little spray bottle. The Herbal Mouthwash is a concentrate that you dilute in water.  It is tasty and does a good job killing bacteria, even helpful for sore throats.  Pain Relief Syrup is one of the only natural pain formulas I have seen in liquid form.  Look through the pages, I’m sure you will be amazed at the variety that is available.

    When I was new to herbs I tried them on myself first.  As I noticed how they worked it wasn’t long before I had the confidence to use them on my family and pets. I no longer worry when we are exposed to sick people, we come home and take herbs to boost our immune system and we rarely get sick.  I have my own herbal pharmacy at home and we can handle anything that comes our way!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Get Healthy by Rebounding!

The older I get, the harder I work on staying healthy.  I have found exercise to be a huge part of my ability to maintain my health.  I have joined gyms in the past, but with the high cost of membership, plus the time to get there and the cost of gas I decided to work out at home.  I only have 2 pieces of equipment, one is a Treadclimber and even though we bought it used it was still a rather expensive purchase.  The other is my ReboundAir rebounder which cost one fourth of what I spent on the used Treadclimber!

ReboundAir    Rebounding stimulates lymph flow, it affects every cell in the body squeezing toxins out of the cells.  Rebounding boosts the immune system and metabolism.  Rebounding strengthens all of the muscles, you can feel it in your entire body. Rebounding causes you to breath deeper, which is amazing therapy for the lungs.  Learn about more of the health benefits here.

    I have struggled with back problems off and on for the past five years. Three months ago I was in a lot of pain from my lower back which ran down one of my legs.  I have gone to numerous chiropractors and therapists trying to fix this problem.  A few months ago I found a new chiropractor who has finally been able to get to the crux of the problem.  Now my back health is going in the right direction giving me the motivation to really get moving!

    I had really gotten slack this year on my exercise due to the pain and felt like I needed to bump up my intensity. The past three months I have dedicated most of my exercise time to the rebounder. I can feel the muscles in my back strengthening and helping to keep the adjustments in place.  Rebounding is low impact, gentler on all of the joints, and at the same time it is a body strengthener.  I am able to do more than 40 minutes on the rebounder and it is amazing how much better I feel, not only physically but emotionally as well.

    We have amazing pricing on the ReboundAir rebounders.  They come with a lifetime warranty.  I was in their office recently and noticed that the cover changed from the vinyl to neoprene.  I loved the look and feel of the neoprene, and also the fact that it is more flush with the rebounder. Sometimes I would catch the edge of the cover and about trip.  I could see that this would be less of a problem with the new cover.  I mentioned it to them and they gave me a new neoprene cover, no questions asked!! It is nice to know that they care about their customers.  The quality of this rebounder is amazing, I will never have to worry about replacing it.

    The Standard rebounder and the Half-Fold will hold up to 300 lbs in body weight.  The Ultimate ReboundAir folds into one quarter its size and holds up to 400 lbs in body weight.  There is a great stabilizing bar for people that need something to hold onto.  Rebounders are great for all ages from kids to Great-Grandparents.  My dog even loves to jump on it with me!  Our pricing is below what ReboundAir sells them for.

PS - I have a Treadclimber that hasn't been used for quite some time! 
Have a healthy month!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

To stitch or not to stitch....that is the question.

We have some great little stocking stuffers when it comes to Essential Oils and Western Botanicals Formulas. Many people have come to realize that the Garden Essence Essential Oils are of the same quality as the network marketed brands they have been using for about 1/3 of the price and save even more with the extra sale.  I love Western Botanicals Essential Skin Care which is a great hand and body lotion.  I would love to have just about any of Western Botanicals Formulas in my stocking!  Best pricing is now, they are bound to go up the first of the year.
healing cut    I have to say that I am less than satisfied at how my hand healed with the stitches. I really wonder at this point if the result would have been much different if I had handled it myself.  I noticed the same problem years ago when my sons arm got cut when friend skied into him. After the stitches were out the cut popped back open. Stitches have to come out after a week, otherwise the skin grows through the stitches and getting them out would be a problem.  This cut was in such a tricky spot I felt I was better off getting them.  Once the stitches were out, the cut popped open.  Oh well, live and learn!

    This past week I was using the Complete Tissue & Bone Ointment on the cut as well as taking the capsules.  After a few days I was wondering why it still was hurting so much.  Then I realized that the capsules were tasting a bit like Immucalm.  These are two of the formulas that I often capsulize myself and rebottle in their original bottles.  I looked at the capsules and found that indeed they were Immucalm incorrectly put in a Complete Tissue and Bone bottle by me!  I got out another bottle of Complete Tissue & Bone capsules and looked at them closely and noted that they were the right ones.  Not long after taking them the pain was much less and I was happy that they were doing their job. The healing would have been better had I been taking the right formula for the first three days. 

    We have many of Dr. Christopher’s formulas available in bulk. It is a good way to save money, if you know how you want to use them.  I like to get the cut formulas to make a syrup or ointment depending on the formula.  The bulk formulas are sold by their original name, so look for the current name next to the old name.  We sell empty capsules and a capsule machine to aid in capsulizing powders. 

    Our November sale ends Friday at 11:00 am mountain time.  33% off Garden Essence Essential Oils and 25% off Western Botanical Formulas and 5% off bulk single herbs.  Buy some today!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sometimes I go to the doctor

I had a little kitchen mishap the other night while preparing dinner.  I had the disposal running while holding a knife.  The knife slipped and fell into the disposal and spun around and cut my hand.  I am the type of person that avoids going to the doctor unless it is absolutely necessary, but being a person that prefers self-doctoring it is also best to be wise about the situation.  The cut was in a tricky place, between my finger and thumb so I decided it best to go and get stitches. 

    We got to the Instacare where a doctor took a quick peek to make sure they could handle it and then I went to wait my turn in the waiting room. There were mostly parents with children. One child had an ear infection.  I mentioned to the mom that we were able to handle ear infections at home with Herbal Ear Drops. Garlic bulb, Mullein leaf & flower, Lobelia are a great infection killing/pain and healing formula for the ear. One small bottle will treat many infections and save a family from those late night trips to the Instacare as well as lots of money. We never had to go to the doctor once we learned about this great formula.

    There were three little kids coughing that real ugly cough that a parent hates to hear. My kids ate plenty of Anti-Plague in their growing up years as did I, the syrup that tastes so bad but is oh so good at healing.  Western Botanicals now makes it in capsules so no more yucky taste. My family goes through lots of capsules and I still make the syrup to have on hand.  Learn how to make it at this link and purchase the Anti-Plague kit here.

stitches    I finally got my turn and talked a bit with the doctor as he stitched me up.  I learned that cuts need to be stitched within 12 hours.  If a person goes longer than that they will not stitch it due ito the chances of infection.  I was happy I got right in, because I knew this spot would just burst open over and over again since it is in such a high movement place.  I got 7 stitches and it cost a pretty penny since we are not insured. I'm changing the bandage twice or more a day and putting the Complete Tissue & Bone Ointment on it to aid in the healing. I did the right thing and I should be good to prepare a nice Thanksgiving Dinner for my family!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Natural Remedies for Food Poisoning

    Essential Oils are 33% off right now. The Garden Essence Essential Oil line that we carry are the highest quality available. Compare their quality to the network marketed oils, you get the same quality at an affordable price because you aren’t paying multiple levels of people making money off of what you buy.

    I consider myself a student, because there is so much to learn about how to keep our bodies healthy, and every day I learn something new.  Friends often say to me,  you are always trying to be healthy, like that is a bad thing. What is the alternative to always trying to be healthy??  That isn’t a path I want to take!  I find it better to work on being the healthiest I can be, that includes the food I eat and the herbs I ingest, and the essential oils I use, etc.

Digestion    Over the weekend I put the Digestion Blend Essential Oil to good use.  I had scallops for lunch on Sunday and a few hours later I was feeling a little off.  My whole stomach and guts just hurt!  I took some Gas-Eze and went and rubbed the Digestion Oil all over my entire abdomen.  I laid down and after about half an hour I was feeling good enough to get up and watch TV. 

    The next morning I woke up feeling ok, so exercised and took my herbs.  I worked on a few things and then was going to take a shower when the pain hit me in my gut again.  I decided that I had better use the Activated Charcoal to help absorb whatever poison might still be in me.  I couldn’t find any, but still had a bit in my travel kit, so took that and put the Digestion Blend all over my abdomen again.  Within 5 minutes I was feeling relieved of the pain and was able to take my shower and go on with my day. I used the Digestion Blend again as I went to bed that night and didn’t have a problem with it again.  I sure like having the right remedy when something happens!

X-Plague/Glandular combo    Another favorite essential oil blend is the X-Plague which is very useful during cold season.  I like to add it to a bottle of Glandular Massage Oil - 60 drops in the 2 oz. bottle.  We use this liberally on our neck and feet when we have been exposed to sick people or feel like we have a cold coming on.  This is a great combo and you get a lot of use out of it for the money.  The little roller bottles are wonderful for giving everyone their own supply of this blend which makes it very portable in a pocket or purse.

    Natural Health is easy and affordable.  I like to learn by trying new things to see how they work on me and then I share it with others.  I am proactive when it comes to my health and the health of my family.  Having herbs and oils on hand makes it easy for me to treat just about any problem that we are faced with.

    Read the last chapter of An Herbal Legacy of Courage and learn about how Dr. Christopher lost his license to practice medicine.  He did far more to help people when he began teaching people how to use the herbs to heal themselves.  His legacy lives on as we all continue to use his great formulas to help ourselves and our families.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

20 different formulas all in one little bag!

travel pack of herbs
     I love to travel and I am always worried before closing the suitcase if we packed everything,  mainly with having the herbs we may need! We did fine on our trip to Arizona this past week and found that we had the herbs that we needed in our handy little herb travel pack. I was concerned at one point that I didn’t have what I needed, I’ll tell you more about that later.

     We have a couple of timeshares that we use to trade for places we want to visit, and it works out great because we always book a place with a full kitchen.  We like to cook our own food, that way we know what we are eating and don’t have to worry about GMO foods and other health hazards we may encounter eating out.  Out of the 23 meals we ate 22 we prepared ourselves.  I know most people look forward to not having to cook on vacation, so it must seem pretty weird, but it works for us.  I brought a few canned items to put together a few meals with, which gave us the option of eating out or not.  It surprised me that we didn’t eat out more often and I am pretty complacent about fixing meals if we are at home or away. 

Activated Charcoal     Near the end of the week we were about out of the fresh food and were discussing our dinner for the evening.  I had brought the fixings for chili and the weather was a bit nippy at night, so chili sounded like the perfect meal.  When I mentioned it as an option to eating out my husband said, only if you brought something for gas!  I knew that I didn’t have any Gas-Eze in my travel pack but had some Activated Charcoal he could try. He felt good about it so we made the chili, he took the Activated Charcoal and it did it’s job, no gas!  Happy day!  Read what I put in the travel kit in at this post.

     Learn more healing stories in the Herbal Legacy of Courage book as Dr. Christopher sets up his practice in Evanston Wyoming

Great buy on education right now!   Herbal Home Health Care book that retails for $14.95 are only $8.97.  Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Writings on CD Rom for Windows & Mac which originally sold for $99.98 now only $49.99.  Both items while supplies last!  Great gift idea!

Order Activated Charcoal at Herbs First online here or call in your order to 801-228-1901.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Education is Priceless

Herbal Home Health care book  
   We have brought in a case of the Herbal Home Health Care books written by Dr. John R. Christopher.  I love this book, it is easy to read and understand and will help you learn the Dr. Christopher way of healing.  This book retails for $14.95 and we are offering them to our customers for only $8.97. Get one for yourself and for the people you love.  

Dr. Chrisopher's Complete Herbal Writings
   We have also been able to purchase quite a few of Dr. Christopher’s Herbal Writings on CD Rom for Windows & Mac.  This originally sold for $99.98 and while supplies last one can be yours for only $49.99.  This is everything Dr. Christopher wrote. There are no plans to bring this out in any other format, so when they are gone there will be no way to purchase all of his writings at such an affordable price.

Click here to go directly to the books order page.  
Pricing good while supplies last.

   Our lesson in An Herbal Legacy of Courage this week follows Dr. Christopher as he moves his family back to Salt Lake City Utah, only to find out that the state no longer is the cradle of herbal medicine. Learn of his struggles to establish a practice.  Being unsuccessful in getting a licence to practice as a a Naturopathic Doctor in Utah, he  moves his family to Wyoming. He hopes to be able to get licensed in Wyoming, so that eventually he would be able to get licensed in Utah. Read several healing stories that will teach you how to take care of yourself and your family.

   You can't put a price on Education, the knowledge that you gain to help yourself, family and others is truly pricesless.  

   You can order Dr. Christopher's books, herbal formulas and other great products online at Herbs First, or call in an order at 801-228-1901.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Nerve Formulas Heal Nerve Damage, Epilepsy, Tourettes, etc.

    I had a customer email today reporting that her sister had a tooth removed over a year ago and in the removal it ripped up her gums as well as the nerves with some being exposed.  The gum healed but she has been suffering terrible pain as well as seizures sometimes causing her to not be able to move her mouth and at times to speak. She has had doctors and dentists tell her that nothing is wrong with her and some even saying she is faking it!  It is experiences like this that converted me to natural healing, because there is always a cure with natural healing and they never treat you like you are crazy!

Relax-Eze    I have had two dentists damage nerves that took some time to heal.  The first time I wasn’t using the herbs, I ended up with a numb face for about two years before it finally healed on its own.  The second adventure actually happened three times before I switched dentists.  When work had to be done the dentist ended up damaging nerves with the shots.  I used Relax-Eze to heal the problem, but it took a huge amount of it to heal - 4 capsules at least 4 times a day for six months!  Hard to believe that it took me three times to figure out the dentist was not good at all!  I have never had any problem since I switched to my present dentist.

    For the customer I let her know my story and suggested the Relax-Eze, having the patient work with the herbs to determine her dosage.  I like to start with 2 capsules, if that takes care of the pain then when the pain comes back take two again as needed until the healing occurs.  If two wasn’t enough, then try 3, then 4 and so on until you find the dosage.  Then take as needed for as long as needed.  Ear and Nerve

    For the seizures Dr. Christopher has written quite a bit about using the Ear & Nerve Formula which is an extract.  In Dr. Christopher's writings it is called B&B.  I have read and heard about many miracle healings of Epilepsy, seizures, hearing loss, Tourettes and stuttering all clearing up using his program.  You can learn how to follow the program on Herbal Legacy.

    This weeks lesson from An Herbal Legacy of Courage follows Dr. Christopher as he becomes an herbalist and opens a practice.  Not having enough money to sustain his family he works a gardener in the morning, harvesting the herbs that he uses in the afternoon to heal his patients.  Learn from him as he developes more healing formulas that we use today.  

Monday, October 1, 2012

Drafted into the Army, WWII

An Herbal Legacy of Courage    In chapter two in the Herbal Legacy of Courage book we follow John as he is drafted into the Army. As a conscientious objector he was sent to Fort Lewis, where he was assigned to supervise a medical dispensary. It was frustrating for him to go from teaching people how to take care of themselves naturally to serving where he was denied the use of the herbal healing methods. 

    One morning while discussing the various cases they were faced with, John was finally given the opportunity to use natural healing methods with a man with a bad case of impetigo.  The man was going to be released from the army because nothing had worked to clear up the problem.  He refused to be released saying “I got this here, I’m not going to take this home to my family”.  John was given a week and no one believed that he could cure the man. He had Black Walnuts flown in overnight from Utah and made an extract with rubbing alcohol. He made a compress over the mans head with instructions to keep it wet with the tincture 24/7.  A week later everyone returned to see the results and as John lifted the compress off, the scab came off with it, and the soldier's scalp was clean and pure. The impetigo was gone, and had left no scarring.

    After that amazing result John was allowed to use his herbal medicine. His black walnut extract gained a widespread reputation, and he continued to use it to treat impetigo as well as fungus infection and jungle rot. John eventually found that the black walnut hulls exacted an almost miraculous cure against a variety of other stubborn conditions, including scrofula, eczema, ringworm, shingles, and chronic boils. With an endless supply of patients and the blessings of his superiors, he was able to discover firsthand the healing properties of many of the herbs he had until then only read about.

    John formulated his Complete Tissue & Bone Formula and Ointment which has been a miracle formula for many people over the years to re-grow fingers, heal horrific burns, dermatitis, and more. He was able to spend quiet hours in the laboratory experimenting, and it was there where he began to discover the herbal combinations that could relieve his own serious health problems.

    At the end of John’s military obligation, despite an invitation to spend another tour of duty in the dispensary and to let the Army pay for his medical education, he declined and headed home to his wife and family.  Please read chapter 2, it really is an amazing story that we can all learn from.

    What are some of the miracles you have experienced using herbal medicine?

Black Walnut is available in Chrisotpher's extract, Western Botanicals extract, capsules, and bulk.You can order Dr. Christopher's formulas online or call in your order at 801-228-1901Ailments CD    The new Dr Christopher's School of Natural Healing Ailment CD's are finally here! Get one free with a $100.00 herb order.  Put in the coupon code AilmentCD at checkout and it will be added to your order.  Only one coupon code is accepted per order.  You can also purchase it for $3.99

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm Going to Be a Doctor.

An Herbal Legacy of Courage    This week’s reading assignment is Chapter 1 of An Herbal Legacy of Courage book.  Please click on the above link to read the chapter.  

    Dr. Christopher’s life is full of so many amazing events.  He was left in an orphanage as an infant along with his sister, and adopted by two loving people. He nearly died as a young child, miraculously a stranger knocked on their door saying the child was not to die, that he had an important mission to perform. John's father listened as the stranger gave explicit instructions on how to cut the phlegm and stop the croup, they followed the instructions and he lived.

    Born with advanced rheumatoid arthritis, John endured excruciating pain. Doctors said he would never live to be thirty. His mother had many health issues as well, and it tore at his heart as he sat, helpless against the diseases that ravaged her and unable to ease her agony. One day she asked  what he wanted to be when he grew up.  He said a doctor. She laughed saying you can’t stand the sight of blood and he remarked back, “Mother, I will be able to heal people without cutting them up. There will be natural ways of doing it”.

Just What is the Word of Wisdom?    In his studies he came across scripture that told him he needed to eat meat sparingly, eat fruits, grains and nuts in their seasons.  John adopted a stringent diet of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. As he changed his diet, he noticed his rheumatism changed. With the full diet, he suffered little from the disease. He wrote and published his first book Just What is the Word of Wisdom? 

    Read chapter 1 which tells about when he was pronounced dead and sent to the morgue, only to be found breathing by his parents when they came to identify the body.......

    This is a wonderful book where you can learn Dr. Christopher's amazing life's journey and how he came to formulate many of his famous herbal formulas.

    How did you first become interested in natural healing?


Thursday, September 13, 2012

It’s back to school time, for you!

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An Herbal Legacy of Courage    This week’s reading assignment is the Introduction to An Herbal Legacy of Courage, by David Christopher. This is a biography of Dr. Christopher, and you will be reading it online at the above link. Many doctors thought Dr. Christopher would die before he was thirty-five.  He died at 73 due to a bad fall on the ice, and lived to help thousands of people learn to take care of themselves. He put together over 50 amazing herbal formulas and healing programs, as well as starting his own school the School of Natural Healing that teaches people just like you how to take care of themselves.  Follow this link to listen to a video clip and learn about enrolling in the school.
We as adults need to continue our education and any time spent learning about natural healing is time well spent!  Learning about the Dr. Christopher way of healing will benefit yourself and your family for the rest of your life and save you thousands of dollars. I love having the knowledge of how to take care of by body in a natural way.  When you know what to do for any given health problem, you can treat it much quicker and effectively and often have it solved before it can develop into a worse illness.

    Before gaining my skills in natural medicine,  as a young parent I would take my children to the doctor when they were sick and quite often nothing could be done to help them. My son Kyle had ear infection after ear infection and was on multiple courses of antibiotics that never helped. I finally figured out that going to the doctor was a waste of time and money. When we started using Herbal Ear Drops Kyle no longer suffered from ear infections.  I realized that doctors are just “practicing” medicine, so I decided to “practice” herbal medicine on my family and it has been a great success!
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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Dissolving Kidney and Gall Stones

A friend recently told me that she and her daughter were having problems with kidney stones which always happens late at night.  Unfortunately I was hearing about this after they received medical treatment for the problem.

Stone Dissolve TeaStone Dissolve tea is famous for its action as a dissolver for calculi (stones). Drink 1 to 2 quarts daily of tea made with apple cider to dissolve stones in the kidneys and entire urinary tract. The herbs in Stone Dissolve tea will also assist in the removal of gall bladder stones, and is soothing to inflamed tissue and assists smooth and painless release of the stones. The success of this herbal routine has been documented with pre and post x-rays and has helped many avoid surgery. Stone Dissolve tea is available in 5 oz, 8 oz and 16 oz bulk bags.

Last year on our blog I talked about a member of my church that had gone in for a“simple” stone removal surgery.  Something went wrong and he lost his kidney as well as needing bladder repair, spending many days in the hospital and months of recovery.  Sadly, this poor guy has not fully recovered and has had health problems since that time.

Years ago I was having back pain that just wouldn’t go away. After talking to a friend who was having kidney stones and comparing the symptoms, I felt pretty sure that I was having kidney stones. I started thinking about what I was doing that was different and I realized that I wasn’t drinking Jurassic Green like I had been months earlier. I looked up the ingredients in Jurassic Green and found that Alfalfa is good for dissolving gravel.
Jurassic Green
Gravel is the same as stones, so I decided that I needed to continue drinking the Jurassic Green.  After just one dose the pain was gone and it has been many years since then and I have continued drinking Jurassic Green and I have never had the kidney stone problem again. This is amazing because most people continue to have problems with stones. I don't know if Jurassic Green would work for everyone, I would suggest using the Stone Dissolve Tea as the best option.  Jurassic Green has been great for me on so many levels.  I like to use the Jurassic Green powder and add it to juice, it is also available in capsules.

There are too many risks for me to put my health into the hands of another person, no matter how much education they may have.  Herbal remedies are simple, effective and affordable.  How hard is it to make a tea or mix some powder into juice and drink it down?  It isn’t hard.  How happy are we when a health issue such as kidney stones happens to us and we have $20.00 worth of herbs that can take care of the problem quickly? We are very happy, and have more time and money in our pockets because we can take care of it ourselves!

Click here to order Stone Dissolve Tea.  Click here to order Jurassic Green.Order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Raw Chocolates made with Coconut Oil and Essential Oils

raw milk chocolate treats    I heard about people making raw chocolate and being a chocolate lover myself I had to learn how to make it.  There are many studies about the health benefits of chocolate, so for the best health eat raw chocolate!  There have been studies done on the health benefits of coconut oil which you can learn about on the Coconut Research Center website. There are so coconut oilcoconut oil
here at Herbs First for five years - shipping is only $10.00 for up to 4 gallons of oil!

raw chocolate ingredients  

 1 cup cold pressed virgin coconut oil
1 tablespoon raw cacao butter
12 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 teaspoons vanilla
6 tablespoons agave or 2 teaspoons stevia

Put a cup of coconut oil in a 4 cup glass measuring cup.  Add the tablespoon of raw cacao butter on top of the coconut oil, I have found that it melts much quicker when it is grated. You can make it without the cacao butter, but I find that it gives it a richer taste with it.  Get a large bowl of hot water and put the glass measuring cup into the hot water - be sure not to get any water into the oil.  I let it sit on the counter for about half an hour to melt. 

mixed chocolate ingredients    When the oils are melted add the other ingredients, I like to use stevia, but the agave syrup would make more chocolate!  Stir completely with a whisk and then pour into your molds and add your add-ins to them.  chocolate almondPlace them in the freezer for 30 minutes and then pop them out of the mold.  Keep them either frozen or refrigerated because coconut oil has a low melting point.chocolate cherrieschocolate coconut    Pictured I show almonds, I love nuts!  Dried tart cherries, yum, chocolate covered cherries!  And my favorite coconut.  I now pour some of the liquid chocolate into a bowl and add the coconut to a very thick consistency.  I then spoon it onto a wax paper covered pan and freeze it. A coconut lover’s delight!  The first photo at the top shows a coconut chocolate done as this way.     yummy raw chocolate treats

  Another favorite is mint and orange flavored chocolate.  Be careful not to add too much peppermint essential oil or it is too strong.  I’ll pour out 1/2 cup of liquid chocolate and add 3 to 4 drops of peppermint essential oil to the mixture.  Same thing with the orange essential oil, start with 3 to 4 drops taste and add more if it needs more flavor.  Which essential oils would you use to flavor chocolates?  I love these flavored chocolates, very tasty!

   My husband does not like dark chocolate, so I decided to experiment making milk chocolate with coconut milk.  I use the full fat organic Thai coconut milk - I add a good 2 - 3 tablespoons to the chocolate mixture and it makes a mellower chocolate that he enjoys.  The photo of the three chocolates at the top are the milk chocolate, with coconut, peppermint and almonds.  We are loving these healthy treats at our house! 

   We went to a wedding reception a few weeks ago where they had muffin tin sized servings of MnM’s. They didn’t interest me, but my husband grabbed them. He popped a few in his mouth and turned to me and said, “yuck, your chocolates taste much better”! Yay, I have a raw chocolate convert in the house!

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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Herbs First

Happy Birthday Herbs First

    August is our birthday month and Herbs First has been on the internet for 15 years, bringing you the most amazing healing herbs and essential oils at affordable pricing.  Most everything is always on sale and every month we have special sales making it easy for you to stock up on the healing herbs and oils you love.  We want you to know that we appreciate all of our customers and are here to serve you.  Let us know what we can do for you!

    We rarely ever get an extra sale on Western Botanicals Formulas, so I was super excited to find out we have 25% off all Western Botanicals Formulas. Many of these formulas are comparable to Dr. Schulze at a very affordable cost.  Here are some of my favorites:

Anti-Plague capsules & syrup - Dr. Christopher's amazing formula for fighting anything that ails you.  We have fantastic pricing on the syrup and I love the capsules since it is not always easy to get the liquid down.  

Attention Focus - great ADD formula for kids and adults in vegicaps and for the younger child the syrup that tastes great and really works to help when you really need to focus.  We have lots of feedback that Attention Focus along with EFA for Children is the magic combination.  School starts soon!

Colon Cleanse Formula - comes in a big bottle of 130 vegicaps as well as syrup. We have the Colon Detox that goes along with this formula for people that need a deeper cleanse, available in vegicaps and powder.  Great products at a great price!

Essential Skin Care - this lotion is amazing and I don't buy any skin creams because this does it all for me -  face, hands and entire body.  This is an all natural herb and oil cream lightly scented with essential oils.  Spoil yourself, you will never go back to any other product!

Herbal Eyewash Formula, in extract - without Cayenne - based on Dr. Christopher's famous formula but without Cayenne. There are good reasons to have Cayenne in this eyewash, but not everyone's eyes can handle it and I am one of them.  My vision stays very sharp and clear with this formula.

Nerve Calm - for those days that get overwhelming and you are jumping at the nerves.  Available in vegicaps and syrup/extract and works so fast.  I like to keep one in the bedroom for those nights when I have a hard time sleeping.

Sweet Dreams - natural, non narcotic, non-alcohol based herbal formula helps to relax the body, mind and spirit allowing you to gently drift into sleep. Available in vegicaps and glycerin extract - non addicting, won't make you sleep walk and do weird things!

I could keep going on, there are so many great Western Botanical formulas that I love to use.  Read Western Botanicals Quality Statement to learn more about the integrity of this great company.

Ailment CD    Get a free ailment CD with a $200.00 order.  Put in the coupon code of AilmentCD and we will include it with your order. In this CD you can search herbal healing programs for many ailments and learn how to treat yourself with Dr. Christopher's Original Herbal Formulas and single herbs.  It also includes many video clips of Dr. Christopher teaching some of his healing programs, making this a very valuable gift.  Please note that the cart will only accept one coupon code per order. We only have a few of these left, so be sure to ask for it with your $200.00 order.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Little herb kit comes in handy when you need it!

travel pack of herbs
    It doesn’t matter how big or how small of a trip we are taking, I always worry more about if I have enough herbs with me than about any other item I may have forgotten.  It makes me happy when I need a certain formula and I dig through my bag of herbs I put together and am able to find what I need.  Our little four day weekend getaway to Colorado was no exception, I always end up using some of the herbs.  Learn more about what is in this little kit.

    As usual when we travel as hard as I try I often end up with bladder symptoms.  I drink lots of water, but it still happens quite often.  I had the Cranberry-Buchu which usually works, but was not doing the job for me this time.  I decided I needed an Infection Fighter and looked through hoping I had some Infection Formula.  I didn’t.  I almost panicked but kept looking and I had Anti-Plague capsules, so I took some of those.  Within an hour I could tell that was a good choice because the symptoms calmed right down.  I’m staying on it for a few days to make sure I get the job done.

    My husband and I went on a tubing trip down the San Juan river and were both amazed at how much we ended up using our arms to maneuver around.  We had a blast and went down twice and by the end of the second run I was pretty tired.  We had to hike back to the rental shop carrying the tubes, which worked our arm muscles even more. That night as we went to bed we took Kava Kava from our little supply.  Kava Kava is a muscle relaxant that helps when you have overworked your muscles.  It did a good job because when we got up in the morning we had no pain.  I love Kava Kava because it is so relaxing it helps you have a good night’s sleep with none of the side-effects of the medications on the market. Herbs are so great like that and we got two for one relief - releiving muscles and a good nights sleep.  What could be better than that?

Ailment CD    I was cleaning my office the other day and came across five of the ailment CD’s that have been out of stock for a very long time.  It seems that the FDA is requiring Christopher’s to edit it down a bit - as in not giving so much healing information for the herbs.  Don’t you love how the FDA is protecting you??  I do not know when or if we will have it available again, but while supplies last, get a free ailment CD with a $200.00 order.  Just put in the coupon code of AilmentCD and we will include it with your order. In this CD you can search herbal healing programs for many ailments and learn how to treat yourself with Dr. Christopher's Original Herbal Formulas and single herbs.  It also includes many video clips of Dr. Christopher teaching some of his healing programs, making this a very valuable gift.  Please note that the cart will only accept one coupon code per order.  

    I love using herbs to treat myself and my family.  We are not having a health care crisis at our house!  It feels great to know what to do to take care of ourselves and to have the herbs on hand when we need them!
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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

A little bit of knowledge goes a long way and saves money!

You don’t have to be a Master Herbalist to effectively use herbal medicine in your home. I had an acquaintance come over the other day for a bottle of Liver and Gall Bladder Formula.  Her daughter had been having some gall-bladder pain and had some testing done by a doctor and he determined that she didn’t have gallstones.  The doctor didn’t know why her daughter was in so much pain, so he gave her Vicodin and told her she would have to have more testing done for them to determine what the problem was.  Like many people this family does not have health insurance, so the mom decided to look into the natural route.

The name of the products tells what they are for, which makes it easy to choose the right formula. The Liver and Gall Bladder Formula cleanses both the liver and the gall bladder. The Gall-bladder’s function is to make bile which helps to break down the fats that we eat.  Pain in the Gall-bladder could just be the fact that it has gotten overloaded and needs cleansing.

With gall bladder symptoms I would not eat fatty and fried food for awhile and focus on eating more fresh fruits and vegetables to help the body to cleanse.  If I were in a lot of pain I would do a castor oil pack on the area with a heat pad over it.  Here is a video that tells how to use a castor oil pack.

If gall stones are suspected then I would make Dr. Christophers hydrangea formula using the cut hydrangea root.  Make a tea using a quart of apple cider and one ounce of hydrangea root, soaked for three days, keep refridgerated. Take two ounce doses during a three day cleanse and by the end the stones should be dissolved.

This is an easy program to follow and affordable too!  It takes a little bit of time and cooperation and will save a lot of money over conventional medicine.  People that have their gall bladders removed have to stay away from eating fats the rest of their lives.  It is much wiser to follow a simple cleansing program than to have to deal with the consequences of gall bladder removal.

If you are struggling with a health issue look for the formula that is named after what they are used for.  We learned that the Liver and Gall Bladder formula is for the liver and gall bladder. We then know that  the Kidney Formula is for the kidneys. The Bladder Formula for the bladder and so on.  It's easy!  Many of the formulas are available in capsules as well as extract.

I love using herbs to keep myself and my family healthy. The School of Natural Healing has a great deal on their online Family Herbalist course. If you are ready to take more responsibility for your health, this would be the place to start with that education.

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Being aware of symptoms

Gout Foot photo    My body talks to me and I try to listen. Last week a joint on my foot above my big toe told me it wasn’t happy. Lucky for me it was only in one joint, but it was painful enough that I was limping around all day. I started taking the Complete Tissue and Bone formula along with the Joint Formula throughout the day. By 7:00 pm I was worried that I hadn’t made any progress and with the 4th of July coming up I really did not want to wake up the next morning with my foot still hurting. If I’m not on top of these arthritis flare-ups they can last from a few days to sometimes a few weeks with more joints joining in on the fun. Since the pain was in my foot I decided to try some Dandelion extract, which is what I used years ago when I suffered with gout. I took a squirt right away and another squirt before I went to bed along with more Complete Tissue and Bone and Joint Formula. When I got up the next morning I went about my work all day and it wasn’t until I was going to bed that night that I realized my foot wasn’t hurting.  I was very happy with the next day being the 4th of July knowing that I could participate in the planned activities pain-free.

    I try to be aware of any changes in my body so that if a symptom crops up I can address the problem before it develops into a more serious situation.  It takes not only being aware of a change, but also having the herbs on hand that I may need. Most herbs treat many different symptoms, so it is helpful to have a variety of formulas as well as some well chosen single herbs on hand to choose from. 

    Dandelion was truly a lifesaver for me when I was working on clearing up the Rheumatoid Arthritis years ago.  I had gout so badly in my feet that I couldn’t wear shoes because it hurt too much to have anything touching my feet.  The Dandelion did an amazing job of breaking up the uric acid crystals that feel like you are walking on shards of broken glass in your feet.  This is one herb that I will always have in my herb cabinet.  Click to read my arthritis story

    Here is a short list of ailments that Dandelion can help with: Acne, Anemia, Arthritis, Asthma, Blood Purifier, Blood Cleanser, Breast Cancer and tumors, Eczema, Gall Bladder cleanser, Gout, Hepatitis, Hypoglycemia, Jaundice, Kidney Infections, Liver Disorders, Metabolism stimulator,  Rheumatism, Scurvy, Skin Problems, Water Retention, Weight loss and more.  This little weed is truly an amazing healing herb!  Try using the "milk" from the stem of a dandelion on your wart.  Apply for about a week and then watch it slowly fade away.  Talk about affordable medicine!

    I love using herbs to keep myself and my family healthy. The School of Natural Healing has a great deal on their online Family Herbalist course. If you are ready to take more responsibility for your health, this would be the place to start with that education. 

You can order online or call in your order at 801-228-1901

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Introducing Ultra Raspberry Ketone

   We were able to bring in the bulk Raspberry Ketone a few months ago.  Many people have been interested in having it in a capsule.  Western Botanicals has come out with a great weighloss - weight maintenance blend. Raspberry Ketone
Ultra Raspberry Ketone
Pure Raspberry Keytone and African Mango fruit with a compliment of natural herbs for maximum weight management and sustained energy.*

Ultra Raspberry Ketone can help in weight-loss efforts and weight maintenance, especially with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet of healthy whole foods.

Raspberry Ketone causes the fat within the cells to break up more effectively, helping the body burn fat faster.

African Mango Fruit promotes weight loss.

Maca root enhances energy and stamina.

Schizandra Berry is used as an adaptogen to fight fatigue and counteract the effects of stress.

Green Tea Extract has high antioxidant properties and promotes increased metabolism and fat oxidation.

Immature Bitter Orange works as an appetite suppressant as well as stimulating the breakdown of stored fat and increasing the resting metabolic rate.

Brigham Tea decreases the appetite and stimulates energy.

Suggested use: 1 capsule with water three times daily. It is important to drink at least 24 extra ounces of water per day while using this product. Do not exceed serving recommendations.

Western Botanicals Ultra Raspberry Ketone contains a proprietary blend of: Raspberry Ketone, African Mango Fruit, Organic Maca root, Organic Schizandra Berry, Green Tea Extract, Organic Immature Bitter Orange and Wild Crafted Brigham Tea.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure. Not recommended if pregnant or nursing.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Herbs work great for pets

I have had great success with treating my dogs with Christopher's formulas.  I had to find out the hard way with a tricky dog that would “cheek” the capsules and spit them out when I wasn’t looking. It is so easy to open their mouth and squirt in the liquid herbs and the dosage is pretty small, so they really can’t spit it out.  Treating a pet is similar to treating an infant or small child that isn’t verbal.  You have to be in tune with your pet to know that there is a problem.  Every time I have treated my dog with one of our great herbal formulas it has worked. Makes you feel good to know that you can help keep your family healthy as well as your pets.

Herbal EyebrightPets can get eye infections and when this has happens I mix up a batch of the Herbal Eyebright eyewash by boiling some distilled water and put a tablespoon of the boiled water into a clean dropper bottle and add 2 drops of the Herbal Eyebright extract to the bottle.  I will then “wash” my pets eyes using the eyedropper to drop the liquid into their eyes several times a day.  This will usually clear up the problem in a day or two.  I mix up a fresh batch daily as well as boiling the bottle and pipette to make sure they are sterile.  This is an easy and affordable way to treat an eye problem in a pet.

Kid-e-regPets can get constipated. Kid-e-Reg or the Lower Bowel Formula in extract is easy to administer and works pretty quickly to take care of the issue.  Start with 2 to 5 drops for the small to medium sized dog or cat.  Use a larger amount for the big guys, but it is good to start out with a small dosage and work up from there.  Both Kid-e-Reg and the Lower Bowel Formula are gentle, but be wise by starting out with the lower dosage and going up from there to avoid any problems.

Kid-e-SoothePets can have allergic reactions just like people.  Kid-e-Soothe will help calm down the any allergic reaction and is quick and effective.  This is very mild tasting and easy to get pets to take.

Kid-e-DryKid-e-Dry is a great formula for those aging pets that are having bladder issues.  Going through aging with pets can be challenging. Kid-e-Dry will help to strengthen the entire urethral canal, kidneys, bladder, etc. Also helpful for young pets learning to control their body functions.

complete Tissue & BoneThe Complete Tissue and Bone formula is very effective for a pet that is recovering from an injury or an aging pet. It is available in syrup, but I wouldn’t hesitate to give my pet capsules, since this is a formula that I have used for myself in large amounts with good results.  Complete Tissue and Bone will help repair the aging joints and tissues that give pets problem in their old age. 

Kid-e-ColKid-e-Col works great for the gassy dog that is going through gastrointestinal issues. It is tasty and works pretty quickly to take care of the problem.

Relax-EzeWe have used Relax-Eze to calm our dog while traveling.  Our present dog Suzy hadn’t traveled much and was pretty hyper in the car. I decided to give her the Relax-Eze and she was calm and happy on our two trips we made up to Washington when my father was dying. It was nice to be able to take her with us and great that she actually enjoyed the trip.

Pancreas FormulaI would give my pet the Pancreas Formula if they were diabetic.  This happens when pets are fed sugary foods that their system can’t handle. Out in nature pets wouldn’t be eating those types of foods. It would be best to get their diet back to their natural foods, and along with the Pancreas Formula it should get them back to good health again.

Echinacea ExtractA friend called me one day saying that her cat was sick and she could not afford to take her to the vet.  She hoped that I had something that would help.  I decided on some Echinacea Extract which is the same as Kid-e-Mune and works well to help boost the body's immune system.  I left a bottle with her and she let me know that the cat was acting more itself by the next day. She kept the bottle and was able to use it on several occasions which saved her several trips to the vet.

For any other issues with pets just think through what you would do for yourself and try it.  I have had great success with treating my dogs with the herbs.  I like using the liquid herbs, because you can adjust the dosage easier than with the capsules. I hope that you will enjoy using these great products for yourself, your family as well as your pets.

You can order online at Herbs First or call in an order at 801-228-1901.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Herbs for Childbirth and Miscarriage

    Dr. Christopher formulated two wonderful herbal formulas for women that cannot be found anywhere else.  Recently both formulas have been out of stock, due to scarce availability of the False Unicorn herb that is found in both products. It always amazes me how quickly people start ordering these formulas when we have them.  They are definitely herbs that women want to have on hand for the coming Childbirth as well as in case of threatened miscarriage.

Birth Prep    The Birth Prep formula formerly was called the six-weeks formula due to the fact that it is used only during the last six weeks of the pregnancy.  Birth Prep formula is an aid in giving elasticity to the pelvic and vaginal area and strengthening the reproductive organs for easier delivery.   It is also used for 2 - 3 weeks after the birth to help shrink the uterus and bring everything back into place.  I have heard many women talk of the birth experience without this formula and then the amazing difference when they used Birth Prep.  Women report that the birthing process is much shorter and less intense when the Birth Prep Formula was used. 

    In the book Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living, the author talks about the stories of Indian women working the the field until it was time to have their babies.  They would step into the trees, squat, give birth to their baby, put it in a papoose, strap them in, and go back to work.  Indian women were well aware of natural healing and knew which herbs to take in in order to prepare their body for childbirth.  This is exactly what the Birth Prep formula is meant to do, help get the job done quickly and efficiently and get back to life.

    Directions for using Birth Prep are: six weeks before the due date take 1 capsule daily for the first week, 2 capsules daily during the second week & 2 capsules three times a day for the third week and thereafter or as directed by your health care professional. Six capsules daily is the maximum dosage suggested.  Available in capsules.

False Unicorn and Lobelia    False Unicorn & Lobelia is the Anti-Miscarriage Formula.  In the book Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living, the author Sandra Ellis wants people to be aware that when using the False Unicorn & Lobelia Formula, it will help the body to accomplish whatever it needs to do.  If the baby is healthy and the pregnancy is viable, then it will help stop the miscarriage.  However, if there is something wrong with the baby or the pregnancy is not viable, then it will help the body to abort the fetus.  It is important to understand this principle, because if you are using this formula to stop a miscarriage from happening, you need to understand that it may have the opposite effect.  It may help the body to flush the pregnancy because there is something wrong. 

    In the book Every Woman’s Herbal by Dr. Christopher and Cathy Gileadi an experience is told of a woman that was threatening miscarriage.  A few of the students of Cathy who is a midwife went to help, and gave the woman False Unicorn and Lobelia.  It  was obvious that the miscarriage was going to happen so they took her to the hospital.  When the doctor had her on the table, she started to abort the baby.  The doctor gasped saying, “That baby is dead and has been dead about six weeks.  I have never seen a baby abort itself like this, you must have been using something special.”  He remarked that he would love to be able to give women this formula, but wouldn't dare for it would get him into trouble.

    Directions for using False Unicorn & Lobelia according to Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living: take 2 capsules every 1/2 hour until bleeding stops or becomes worse - then take 2 capsules every hour for the rest of the day.  Take 2 capsules three times per day after that.  Stay on bed rest, stay down and rest until the cramping and bleeding subside.  Available in capsules.

Dr. Mom's Healthy Living     Sandra Ellis, the author of Dr. Mom’s Healthy Living is a master herbalist, midwife and mother of 15 children and 40 grandchildren.  She also teaches at the School of Natural Healing.  I love her book, she has experienced so many things that we can all learn from.  This book will make a great addition to your herbal library.  Click here to order books.

Every Woman's Herbal Every Woman's Herbal, by Dr. Christopher & Cathy Gileadi
A book for women of all ages, who desire natural health and vitality. Dr. Christopher & Cathy Gileadi span the life of women, offering bountiful knowledge to aide puberty, preparation for childbearing, pregnancy, the new baby, healthy women, and menopause. Other topics include: Nutrition, Hormone Therapy, Infertility, Healthy Recipes and more. Hardbound, 232 pages.

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