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.

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

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.