Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Natural Remedies For Burns

    I don’t think anyone ever regrets being prepared for whatever might happen.  Last night while sewing  I wanted to do some ironing and noticed that I needed some water in the iron.  Forgetting that I had just plugged it in I grabbed it and yikes, it was hot!!  I ran into the kitchen to put my hand in cold water for a minute. I had burned three fingers about an inch high between the palm and first joint and boy did it hurt. I had blisters forming in two of the joints and the skin was pretty red and painful.  I ran through my list of options that I could use.

Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and bone Ointment    Dr. Christopher's Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment is great for burns, I have used this and it works fast to knock out the pain and to aid in quick healing.  Because I wanted to finish my sewing project I decided not to use the ointment since I didn’t want to risk getting it on my fabric. Order Complete Tissue and Bone Ointment.

    Lavender Essential Oil – this oil is known by most people as the oil to use on burns and I thought about using it.  Only problem is, I have never liked the smell of Lavender.  I know I’m weird, because just about everyone I know loves Lavender and brags about how great it is on any type of burn. I couldn’t overcome the thought of the smell so moved on to my next option.

Bentonite Clay    Bentonite Clay – I decided to use the clay because I knew I could put it on my hand and wrap it and still work on my project without having to worry about it getting on the fabric.  I keep the hydrated mixture in a jar in the bathroom. I smeared a thick layer of wet clay on the burn and wrapped it up. My fingers immediately quit hurting and I was able to finish my sewing.  handIn the morning I took off the wrap with the clay and was amazed to see that there was only a tiny bit of white blistering left on my middle finger.  I rubbed the area and had no pain, and as the day went on that white area turned pink. All I can say is they were right, this clay is useful for everything! I wrote a blog about the clay last year about how my husband and I have used it with great success for all kinds of things. Read that post by clicking here. Print out this booklet about the many uses of Redmond's Bentonite Clay, which is where we purchase it from.  Order Bentonite Clay.

    Learning about natural medicine gives me the self-confidence that I can take care of myself and my family. It feels good that even when something bad happens I know of more than one way to fix the problem.  Bulk herbs including Bentonite Clay are and extra 5% off through 11:00 am MT May 30th. You can order all of these at Herbs First.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Herbs for children and our new catalog

    We just updated the Dr. Christopher Catalog at Herbs First with photos and the products that were missing. This is a great page to refer to with all the formulas in alphabetical order. People often ask for a catalog and this is where it is located.  Print out the catalog page and share it with friends that are interested in natural medicine. 

    It is wonderful to have access to great herbal products that are formulated especially for children. I like to give some of these to new mothers to have on hand, and had grateful moms tell me how well they work.

Kid-e-Col is a mother's favorite formula for her new born baby. This formula is time tested and a blessing for infants. A great combination for colic, teething pain, flatulence, spasms, etc.  Contains Catnip and Fennel in a pure base of vegetable glycerine, with natural anise flavor.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-Dry
Kid-e-Dry is specifically for controlling or overcoming bed-wetting and to strengthen the entire urethral canal, kidneys, bladder, etc.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-MinsKid-e-Mins are natural vitamins for children, the ultimate whole-food formula, perfectly balanced with vitamins and minerals the way mother nature intended. Vitamins that come straight from nature are the most precious gift you can give a child. 100% natural to nourish growing bodies. This liquid formula is a fabulous alternative to synthetic tablets, pills and capsules. Also available in vegicaps as Vitalerbs.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-Mune
Kid-e-Mune was designed to enhance the body’s ability to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Many herbalists use Echinacea for its ability to build resistance to infections of the respiratory and digestive tracts and strengthen the body’s resistance against many common ailments such as bronchitis, the common cold, sore throats, canker sores, cold sores, etc.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-RegKid-e-Reg is a synergistic herbal blend designed to strengthen and gently cleanse the lower bowel. It is powerful enough for effectiveness and gentle enough for safety. It tastes great and is made with only the finest ingredients.

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Dr. Christoher's Kid-e-SootheKid-e-Soothe formula was designed to calm yet strengthen the body’s immune responses. Oftentimes, we believe that we are allergic to certain foods, plants or animals, but in reality our immune system may be just overreacting. This simple combination of Marshmallow root and Astragalus has made life easier for those who suffer from allergies, hay fever, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis or any hyperactive immune response.  This is the same formula as Immucalm.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-TracKid-e-Trac has become one of the most popular formulas for mental sharpness and clarity, emotional balance and overall health of the brain and nervous system. This formula has been used traditionally for helping the brain function properly via assisting the body with delivering the nutrients to the brain and calming nervous system.

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Dr. Christopher's Kid-e-Well
Kid-e-Well is a synergistic herbal blend that was designed to help strengthen and assist the immune system of children. This formula is powerful enough to be effective, yet gentle enough to be safe. It tastes great and has been used traditionally during times of cold and flu.

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We hope you enjoy learning more about these formulas and using them to help yourself and your family to better health!

Have a great month!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Cayenne, for the Heart, Circulation, Headaches and more

Maintaining Healthy Body Systems    In David Christopher’s Maintaining Healthy Body Systems, CD’s he talks about a study that was done with people taking 2 capsules of cayenne a day.  Seventy percent of people that had circulation problems with numb hands or feet had those problems clear up after two months of taking that 2 capsules of cayenne!  Anyone that has studied Dr. Christopher knows that he always talked about using Cayenne for heart and circulatory health.  He was able to overcome hardening of the arteries using a teaspoon of Cayenne and Wheat Germ Oil three times a day. It sounds like a miracle that someone could take something so simple and get those kinds of results!

Dr. Christopher's Cayenne Capsyles    In the same study 80% of the people that suffered from headaches were able to get rid of them with 2 Cayenne capsules.  David states on the CD that 100% of the people that suffered from Migraine Headaches were free from any headaches when they took 2 Cayenne capsules every day.  That sounds like an easy solution to the problem!  Read more healing stories about Cayenne on Herbal Legacy.  Cayenne is a very affordable herb and is available in Dr. Christopher capsules and extract and Western Botanicals capsules, extract and bulk powder.

Wheat Germ Oil    Dr. Christopher took Wheat Germ Oil every day. Wheat Germ oil is amazing for cleaning up the plaque build-up in the arteries, which is hardening of the arteries or atherosclerosis. This is an affordable solution to an otherwise very alarming health problem. Wheat Germ Oil is available at Herbs First in capsules and liquid. I find it easier to take the capsules, but if you prefer liquid it is easy enough to get down.

    When you look at the risks and side effects of medications on the market it is hard to believe that so many people take them! Take control of your health and learn how to get healthy and stay healthy from The School of Natural Healing

Have a great month!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Buy Bulk Spices at Herbs First

    We have many common spices such as Basil, Cinnamon, Cardomom, Cayenne, Dill Weed, Garlic, Ginger, Thyme, Turmeric and more. At Herbs First you can get a much larger size for the same money as the tiny bottles at the store. Be sure to get your spices from us!

    For smoothies we have some great ingredients to add such as Alfalfa, Barley Grass, Beet Powder, Spirulina, Spinach, Wheat Grass, Ginkgo, Siberian Ginseng and more. If you go to one of the soothie stores you will see them open up capsules and pour in the powder.  At Herbs First you can purchase it in bulk and save money.  

    Gluten free cooking will call for ingredients such as Agar Agar, Arrowroot Powder and Guar Gum.  These are not easy to find in the store.  I have found Guar Gum to be a great thickener, very little is needed to thicken liquids.  I have made some practically zero calorie syrup using flavored stevia as the flavoring and sweetener in water thickened with Guar Gum. Syrups like this are very costly when you buy them.  Make them at home for pennies and in minutes. 

Sugar Free Zero Calorie Syrup

1 cup of water,
desired flavored stevia such as English Toffee, 1 to 2 squirts
Combine liquids and heat it up on the stove.
Whisk in about ¼ teaspoon  Guar Gum at a time until you get the desired consistency, which is usually ½ teaspoon.
The Guar Gum does not change the flavor and has 10 calories per teaspoon.
Great on pancakes, waffles, french toast and more.
Refrigerate and use in a week.

    Nutritional Yeast is listed as an ingredient in many recipes.  It adds a nutty or cheesy flavor. It is a source of protein and vitamins, especially the B vitamins. I have used this in salad dressings, casseroles etc.

    We have just about anything a person would want in the bulk herbs and spice section.  Take time to scroll through the pages, I’m sure you will find many things that you have been looking for.

Have a great month!