Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What color is your calcium?

Everyone knows calcium is white, right?  The kind of calcium that your body can use is actually green.  If you have been eating white calcium your whole life you may now have calcifications in your body.  Inorganic calcium will deposit into your joints, form kidney stones and gall stones  because your body can’t use that kind of calcium.  Pretty sad to think that you have been eating something that you thought was good for you and is actually harming you. Then to top it all off Dr. Christopher taught us that sugars, pastries, soft and alcoholic beverages, white breads, candies, etc., leach the calcium out of the body, causing varicose veins, cramps, Charlie horses, loss of teeth, nervous upsets, etc.  That is really upsetting if you are having any of these problems.

    Now for the good news, switching to the right kind of calcium can reverse these problems.  Where do you find the right kind of calcium?  The type that can be assimilated is from herbs, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds. In other words, from real food, not the food that is fortified in the process of manufacturing, but eating it in the form it was originally grown.

    Dr. Christopher formulated a wonderful calcium blend called Herbal Calcium.  Dr. Christopher recommend herbal calcium for teething babies, pregnant women, people with varicose veins, people with nerve issues, migraines, broken bones, insomnia and more.  You can read more about it on the Herbal Legacy website.

    Here at Herbs First we carry the full line of Dr. Christopher products.  Herbal Calcium comes in capsules, extract, as Kid-e-Calc for children, and in bulk as Calc Tea.  For people that want to save even more and get a larger amount we have the kit where you buy one of each of the individual herbs and mix them together to get the correct formulation. You will end up with 3.5 lbs of Herbal Calcium for $65.00 by mixing it yourself.  This amount will last my husband and I about six months and we blend it in with our Jurassic Green and drink it down.  Note that you want to be able to use bulk herbs within a year of opening them. 

  Dr. Christopher has been teaching these principles since the 1940’s.  His booklet The Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet is free with a $50.00 herb order.  Put in the coupon code 99104 at checkout. 

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Are you Hungry For Change???

Only 9 more days of the extra 10% off Christopher’s already 30% discounted price. Stock up and get the formulas you love.  Remember to order by 11:00 am mountain time March 30th to take advantage of this incredible sale. 
    Dr. Christopher always taught people that proper diet is what will keep them healthy.  He was a pioneer in his day to bring this knowledge to people. Today there are many more people that teach about eating a plant based diet to maintain health and vitality.  You have the opportunity to watch a free online video Hungry For Change. I watched it this morning and everyone needs to be aware of what is wrong with our food supply.

Hungry For Change    One third of women and 1/4 of men in the United States are either overweight or obese.  These figures have been going up every year and it is puzzling that people don’t understand why.  People are eating “food like” products but they are the wrong kinds of foods and they are starving on a nutritional basis.  Their bodies keep telling them they are hungry because their body isn’t getting the nutrition it needs, so they eat more and more of these “foods” and are overfed and starving to death. 

    Addiction is the biggest reason for obesity. It is a chain reaction when you eat chemically laden foods that make the food taste good but have an addictive component to it.  MSG excites the brain and activates the body to store fat. Listed are some of the hidden names of MSG to look for.  Please avoid eating foods that have any of these MSG's in them:

Glutamic acid, Monosodium glutamate, Monopotassium glutamate, Calcium glutamate, Monoammonium glutamate, Magnesium glutamate, Natrium glutamate, Yeast extract, Anything “hydrolyzed”, Any “hydrolyzed protein”, Calcium caseinate,  Sodium caseinate, Yeast food, Yeast nutrient, Autolyzed yeast, Gelatin, Textured protein, Soy protein, soy protein concentrate, Soy protein isolate, Whey protein, whey protein concentrate, Whey protein isolate, Vetsin, and more.

    Fat free foods are full of chemicals and sugar to make them taste good.  Sugar is in many of the prepared foods that are available today.  Sugar causes insulin to be produced in the body to deal with all the sugar.  Insulin tells the body to store fat.  Most people eat over 150 lbs of sugar a year because it is in everything!  More sugar = more chronic disease.  Prepared foods are cheap to produce, the manufacturers don’t care about your health, they only care about making a profit and making sure you keep buying their product.

    Sugar is a drug and you keep having to eat more and more of it to get your  “sugar high”.  Food kills more people than all the drugs combined. The food manufacturers don’t care if you are sick and fat and miserable, they just want you to keep buying their “food” - they are getting rich off of your addiction.

    The good news is, plant foods are healing, detoxifying and highly nutritious. Your body is designed to be healthy.  Health is the natural state. If we let our body do what it is meant to do in an environment where all the foods are healthy choices, we can live without fear of weight gain and degenerative disease. 

    Dr. Christopher has been teaching these principles since the 1940’s.  His booklet The Three Day Cleanse and Mucusless Diet is free with a $50.00 herb order.  Put in the coupon code 99104 at checkout. 

    Enjoy the movie Hungry For Change and share it with your friends and family. It is free for online viewing through the end of March.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Little bottle of herbs saves a trip to the hospital

    My husband and I walk around our neighborhood almost every day, and quite often we cross paths with a friend in our neighborhood who knows that we are into herbs.  Over the weekend she stopped us and asked if we had any Lower Bowel Formula on hand.  I said that we did and she said she would drop by later to pick it up.  She mentioned that her gut was in so much pain and was hoping it would help.  I’m glad she mentioned that because I didn’t think it was the Lower Bowel Formula that she needed.  She asked what it was for and I said to normalize things especially if a person were constipated.  She said she didn’t have that problem, what else did I have?  I said I thought I might have something that would help, but would have to look.  I was sure hoping that I had an unopened bottle available, since it isn’t something we need very often.

    She came over and I had a bottle of Soothing Digestion which is a combo of Slippery Elm & Licorice.   She mentioned that she has high blood pressure and couldn’t have the Licorice and hoped I might have something else for her.  I went to the cupboard hoping I had something else and was able to pull out a bottle of Gas-Eze which has the Slippery Elm in it along with some other great herbs.  She was excited gave me a check and took it home. 

    She called me in the morning and said it was the best $12.00 she had ever spent!  She went on to say that the pain had been so bad that she was ready to go to the hospital that night. After taking the herbs she slept so well and pain free, that she even slept in.  We saw her on our walk again today and she told us that she had tried everything the doctor had prescribed as well as every over the counter medicine on the market and had been suffering with this for four years! She said we had saved her a trip to the hospital, which I was quite grateful for because good things rarely happen at the hospital!

    Gastrointestinal problems are quite prevalent in our society with the abundance of convenience foods that we have available.  I have major issues any time I eat food with artificial sweeteners in them such as sorbitol, maltitol, etc.  I will have days of misery with bloating and just downright terrible gas pains.  I have learned my lesson to stay away from anything artificial anymore, it just isn’t worth it.  I also keep the formulas on hand should I mistakenly eat something that doesn’t work for my system.

Soothing Digestion    Soothing Digestion has been available in capsules for about a year and comes in a nice big 180 capsules bottle.  It is commonly used in the Candida Program and also helps with digestion, gas, and other digestive problems including leaky gut syndrome.  The Slippery Elm is so soothing and healing to the gut.  Licorice has been known to strengthen the stomach's natural lining while healing existing ulcers.  This combo has been a great one for me if I get over acidic, it works quickly to bring me back to a balanced state.  People with high blood pressure should stay away from this one, since the licorice does cause problems for some people.  This is a great one to have in the cupboard when the need arises.

Gas-Ezet    Gas-Eze which is also available in a bottle of 100 capsules contains Cayenne, Papain, Slippery Elm Bark, Caraway Seed, Ginger Root, and Catnip.  Cayenne increases the body’s ability to produce HCL which increases the body’s ability to digest anything in the stomach.  Papain is well known as a digestive aid. Slippery Elm has amazing healing and soothing properties.  Caraway seed is very useful for relieving gas.  Ginger treats the cramping caused by gas and Catnip relieves pain and prevents spasms.  My husband takes a couple of capsules when ever I cook anything with beans in it and he says it does a good job for him. 
    I talked about these in a previous blog, you can read it here.  Both Soothing Digestion and Gas-Eze are great ones to have on hand when you need them.

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