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    • Gaia

    Gaia

    SKU: EN9. Category: .

    Product Description

    Candida Albicans and its analogs are a very common condition today amongst both women and men. Primarily, this is a condition characterized by a fermentative process, brought on by insufficient Oxygen in the blood and tissues. Partly, this is due to the atmosphere – the amount of available Oxygen has dropped significantly since the turn of the century. Complicating matters further can be the problem of weak lungs, combined with low levels of Iron in the blood (Fe. attracts O2…), poor diet, stress and intestinal stasis. Combine this with the tendency to eat sugar in all its forms and products (even Ketchup!), then you have the ideal scenario for fermentation to take place. It must be emphasized that the use of antibiotics, however well intentioned, will eliminate the ‘good’ bacteria that keep Candida Albicans in check; this is probably the number one contributing factor that brings on this condition known simply as candida or yeast infections. Candida can involve one or more of the following symptoms: athlete’s foot, jock itch /yeast infections, mucus in the stool, bloating in the abdomen after eating, off-white coating of the tongue, rashes such as psoriasis, eczema, dandruff, ringing/itchiness in the ears, poor short term memory, cloudy thinking, along with a preference for sweets and yeasted foods (bread/beer). While this is not an exhaustive list, these symptoms are typical. This preparation contains a number of herbs that will specifically eliminate the fermentation, and the (end stage) fungus that characterizes this condition. Others provide an astringent action to reduce the swollen and inflamed tissues, others still will provide germicidal action, while the remainder offer support to the immune system. This formula should be taken with the WALNUT HULL TINCTURE to give stronger support to the main thrust of the above-mentioned herbs. Diet as well should be altered, preferably after consulting with a qualified healthcare practitioner. Of specific benefit is the elimination of sugar(s) and yeast (bread, beer.). As part of a complete program, it is most important to take our PROBIOTIC formula.

    Ingredients: Walnut Leaves, Jewelweed, Sheep Sorrel, Cedar Leaves, Chaparral Leaves, Purple Loosestrife, Echinacea Rt., Olive Leaves, Rue, Walnut Hulls, Cloves.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-3 capsules between meals, 2-3 times per day, depending on severity.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used while pregnant or nursing.
    • Probiotic Formula

    Probiotic Formula

    SKU: EN24. Category: .

    Product Description

    Many people today suffer from what is called ‘dysbiosis’ – a term used to describe the turmoil that results from a disturbance in the innate optimum levels of friendly bacteria in the gut. Various signs and symptoms include bloating in the abdomen, excess flatulence and belching ,candida albicans in all its forms and manifestations, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, a feeling of ‘spaciness’, disordered thought processes and short term memory loss, skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema ,parasites, even some cases of depression can be attributed to the mycotoxins that ensue from this type of internal environment. This condition can be brought on by the prolonged use of antibiotics, stress, poor diet, excess intake of sugar and yeasted foods, and even poor oxygenation. It truly is one of the most prolific underlying components of diseases particular to our modern age. In addition to promoting candida and its variants ,it is an underlying component of cancer ,multiple sclerosis, AIDS, most chronic (degenerative) conditions such as fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, parasites and even some allergies. The importance of maintaining a healthy colon – long a mainstay of natural health proponents and old style practitioners, has thus been corroborated by the studies today on the effects of friendly bacteria in the gut. Thus our rationale for including the various bacteria listed above…. lactobacillus acidophilus DDS(tm): this special strain of acidophilus developed and patented by Dr Kem Shahani, is much more resistant to higher temperatures ,produces a natural antibiotic called acidophilin, as well as anti-viral compounds. The b. bacterium, l. bulgaricus, and s. thermophilus all help to produce lactic acid and hydrogen peroxide; it is the latter substance that breaks down into water and a molecule of Oxygen. This is most important as the production of Oxygen helps to overcome the anaerobic bacteria, eg. those that thrive in an Oxygen deficient environment .Likewise, their production of lactic acid,along with acetic and benzoic acids, inhibit the production of pathogenic bacteria. The addition of FOS, that is fructooligosaccharides from Jerusalem artichokes, provides a nourishing base for these friendly bacteria to grow and proliferate. It is very important to help repopulate the gut with the friendly bacteria; when the lining of the intestinal tract is colonized with pathogenic bacteria, the dysbiosis referred to above, will take hold and develop into a myriad of ailments.

    Ingredients: Lactobacillus Acidophilus DDS, Bifidobacterium Bifidum, Lactobacillus Bulgaricus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, Lactobacillus Plantarum, Lactobacillus Salivarius, Streptococcus Thermophilus, Strepococcum Faecium, Fructooligosaccharides (FOS)
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3 capsules ½ hour BEFORE the morning meal, and again ½ hour BEFORE the evening meal.
    Contra-Indications:
    Notes: This preparation should be used as an adjunct in the treatment of candida albicans, parasites and many of the conditions referred to in the beginning of this fact sheet.
    • Andrographis

    Andrographis

    SKU: TN1. Category: .

    Product Description

    This is a very, very strong herbal agent from India. Traditionally used to combat GI and upper respiratory infections, including sore throats and other chronic infectious diseases. Recent research has demonstrated a powerful degree of activity against viruses, including HIV. It appears to interfere with the way and manner in which HIV replicates. Similarly, Andrographis is very effective in dealing with the cancer virus or oncogene, including being cytotoxic to the cancer cell, as well as stimulating macrophage production and antigen-specific response. Further, it has demonstrated hepato-protective, ant-inflammatory and cardio-protective benefits. Finally, research has also noted benefit to the nervous system, helping to sedate and calm irritated nerves, and to help overcome broncho-pulmonary disorders such as bronchitis and even tuberculosis.

    Ingredients: andrographis paniculata, alcohol (45%)
    Suggested Dosage: 15-25 drops, 2-3 times per day. Greater frequency for more difficult/serious conditions.
    Contra-Indications: Not suitable for use during pregnancy or while nursing. Not to be combined with pharmaceutical medications for similar conditions, unless under the care a guidance of your General Physician. Give to children only upon the advice of a knowledgeable, qualified practitioner.
    • Helios

    Helios

    SKU: EN10. Category: .

    Product Description

    One of the most common problems among older men these days, is that of prostatic weakness. This gland, shaped like a walnut, is nestled in between the bladder, and the basal mass of tissue (vas deferens, bulbous urethra ,etc) that continue on to form the body and character of the male reproductive tract . While quietly performing its function during youth and early adulthood, disturbances tend to arise by the time the man reaches the age of 45-50 years of age. Medical science has given the name of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) to describe some of the more common difficulties associated with this gland. Typical symptoms include: disturbances in sexual function, frequent urination due to pressure on the bladder by the swollen prostate, perhaps even a burning sensation or pain where there is localized infection and irritation. A drop in the production of testosterone, and a corresponding rise in the production of dihydrotestosterone trigger the fibrinous growth that characterize this condition. The resultant sluggish circulation in and through this fibrinous matter allows for the infiltration and deposition of waste matter from the blood. This sets up the local irritation and infections found in many cases of prostatic enlargement. Treating such a condition involves both specific herbs and nutritional support. Two of the best herbs that are both tonifying and restorative in nature, are Small Flower Willow herb and Saw Palmetto, both found in our HELIOS formula. Traditionally used in Europe, Small Flower Willow has been very successful in relieving painful and frequent urination. Recent research on Saw Palmetto has found a number of compounds that specifically reverse the formation of dihydrotestosterone. It is the latter hormone that is responsible for the swelling associated with BPH. Studies have found that it is very effective in shrinking the swollen prostate, thus relieving pressure on the bladder and the resultant need for frequent urination. We have included Echinacea Root for those cases where there is an infection, although for most pronounced cases of pain and infection, we would suggest supplementation with Echinacea Root Tincture, or even Goldenseal Root Tincture. These two Tinctures can admirably serve to stimulate immune function and eliminate bacteria and pathogens. Burdock Root is added for its ability to gradually move matter out of tissues, into the blood stream for resolution and elimination by the kidneys or liver. The consistent use of this formula will shrink a swollen prostate, normalize hormone production, eliminate pathogens, and in the long run, greatly reduce the need for surgical intervention. We have a number of cases who have been using this preparation for 3-5 years, and have saved them from having an operation (TURP), with resulting impairment of sexual function.

    Ingredients: Small Flower Willow Herb, Saw Palmetto Berry, Gravel Root, Burdock Root, Echinacea Root, Chickweed.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3-4 capsules morning and again late afternoon or early evening.
    Contra-Indications: Do not combine with drug-store medications for the same condition.
    • Prana

    Prana

    SKU: EN25. Category: .

    Product Description

    A number of years ago, Ed McCabe, one of North America’s foremost authorities on Oxygen therapies, stated that the amount of available Oxygen in the environment, had dropped from 19-21% at the turn of the century, to a current 13-15%, and, in the big cities, around 9-11%. Couple this with the findings of Dr. Otto Warburg, who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1933, for proving (amongst other things) that cancer was caused by a lack of Oxygen at the cellular level, and one can begin to appreciate just exactly why cancer is so rampant in our world today. Yet in spite of this information, smoking continues, pollution increases, and human suffering grows in direct proportion to our continual ignorance of the basic need for Oxygen and healthy lungs to ‘capture’ it from the air that we breathe. Is it any wonder that so many people, especially in the big cities, suffer from asthma, bronchitis, lung disorders and a variety of related conditions ? Candida especially,- an example of an anaerobic or oxygen deficient condition, is aggravated by insufficient amounts of Oxygen, and our lungs inability to provide the cells of the body with generous amounts of this life-giving element . Of further concern, is that the lungs are a bit of a dumping ground for matter from the blood; not only do they exchange gases, but waste matter is deposited in the lungs from the bloodstream. The vital force of the body simply uses this venue to eliminate this ‘sludge’ from our system; however, a chronic cough soon develops, in an effort to expectorate this matter from the lungs and bronchi.It is very important to to help this process, by eliminating mucous forming foods from our diet: milk and cheese being the biggest culprits, followed by white flour products. PRANA has been formulated to help dissolve this catarrh and stimulate its expectoration. It will also help reduce inflammation , nourish alveolar tissue, and restore the lungs capacity to throw off carbon dioxide, and take in copious amounts of life giving Oxygen.

    Ingredients: Fenugreek Seeds, Elecampane Root, Wild Cherry Bark, Gum Plant, Horehound, Mullein Leaves, St. John’s Wort, Nettle, Althea Rt., Aniseseed.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-3 capsules, mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and mid-evening.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used by pregnant or lactating women, or combined with pharmaceuticals for broncho-pulmonary disorders.
    • Echinacea Tincture

    Echinacea Tincture

    SKU: TN2. Category: .

    Product Description

    Echinacea Root has a long traditional history, and recently, substantial degree of scientific research supporting its use as an excellent natural antibiotic and immune booster. It contains echinosides (a & b), polysaccharides, isobutylamines, and other constituents that provide a most pronounced stimulating effect on all aspects of immune function. It has been shown to stimulate production of immunoglobulins, B-cells, T-cells, macrophages, etc. It will even tend to normalize the ratio of white blood cells to red blood cells, and provides repair of connective tissue. Unlike recent newcomers to the market, who use a blend of the aerial portions, with decidedly smaller amounts of the root, we use 3 & 4 yr. old roots only. This will provide maximum immune boosting constituents referred to above.

    Ingredients: Certified organically grown Echinacea Angustifolia Root, Alcohol (45%)
    Suggested Dosage: 15-35 drops, 3 times per day; more frequent and higher doses can be taken in cases of serious infection, i.e. every two hours.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be taken with drug-store antibiotics, nor used in cases of over-stimulated immune systems. Not to be used for leukemia, or auto-immune conditions unless under the care and guidance of a skilled practitioner.
    • KPH I

    KPH I

    SKU: EN12. Category: .

    Product Description

    The incredible importance of the kidneys can best be appreciated by thinking of those who have to undergo dialysis: they simply must have their blood cleaned, or they will quickly poison themselves with the waste from metabolic activity. It is that basic: the kidneys filter continuously, all the blood in the body, removing harmful acids and waste products, creatinine, urea and the like. Over time, these sensitive apparati can become clogged and deficient in their functioning. Waste matter can go back into circulation, acidifying the blood, irritating nerve fibres, promoting inflammation of tissue, etc. This disturbance in acid:alkaline(base) ratio(s), precipitates out of solution needed minerals, causing a further domino effect on our health. Looking at it another way, the body functions similar to a battery; there must be a slightly alkaline(base) component to the blood, as well as a slightly acidic nature to the tissues.Only when there is this optimal balance, can innate bodily processes take place. It is the kidneys that filter or retain mineral ions that directly determine this subtle electro-potential. When the kidneys start to fail in this regard, we tend to suffer from a tired sluggish feeling; muscles ache due to retained lactic acid, back-aches occur, we tend to get up in the night to void urine, sometimes repeatedly. KPH 1 contains a very synergistic blend of herbs, designd to break up deposits of gravel in the kidneys and bladder/ureter. Others reduce inflammation, astringe swollen tissue, promote diuresis, and eliminate infection. This exacting formula can be taken as a periodic tonic – possibly as part of a Spring de-tox program, or as an adjunct to therapies for arthritic/rheumatic conditions.

    Ingredients: Couch Grass, Juniper Berry, Wild Carrot, Queen of the Meadow, Goldenrod, Gravel Root, Corn Silk, Uva Ursi Leaves, Button Snake Root
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-3 capsules after breakfast, and again after evening meal
    Contra-Indications: DO NOT combine with pharmaceuticals that are either diuretics or heart medications, unless you first consult with a medical doctor familiar with herbal medicine.
    • Regena

    Regena

    SKU: EN26. Category: .

    Product Description

    One of the most common and re-occurring problems is that of disturbances in the reproductive tracts of women .In the past 10-12 years, more and more do we see examples of young girls entering the time of their menses quite early, but even then, with difficult cycles more commonly seen in women who were in their thirties before they had such problems.This latter group in turn, have noted that their monthly cycle has become progressively more difficult as the years go by. Finally, women in their forties increasingly undergo hysterectomies on the advice of their doctors, as a way to escape the protracted and difficult periods they endure. Even the onset of the menarche, brings with it disturbances in hormonal balances, and it s attendant problems of mood swings, hot flashes, disturbed sleep ,etc. Aside from hormonal components to the above problems(which are best dealt with by our OMEGA)there is a need to address the bloating ,pelvic fullness, severe cramping ,heavy and prolonged flows, and other debilitating symptoms that occur all too frequently. Attention must be paid to diet – which is a major contributor in that junk foods ,fried foods ,excessive meat consumption/sparse vegetables and fruits contribute to overly acidic, congested blood. Lifestyle and stress likewise add to the mix, with the end result that the reproductive tract , by default, can act as a channel to help eliminate toxic waste matter.This is the primary cause of the irritation to the nerves, tissue congestion, pain, etc that are experienced. It is for the above reasons, that we have designed this particular blend. These herbs and roots will help to strengthen and tone the reproductive system…. eliminating the deposition of matter in the cells ,nourishing and astringing the tissues, calming the nerves, and provide a soothing and toning influence to tissues and ligaments damaged by long term irritation.

    Ingredients: Squaw Vine, Cramp Bark, Raspberry Leaves, White Pond Lily Root, Solomon’s Seal Root, Uva Ursi Leaves, Beth Root, Lady’s Mantle, False Unicorn Root.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3 capsules morning and again late afternoon or early evening.
    Contra-Indications: Do not take with drugstore medicines for similar conditions or during pregnancy. As the woman’s reproductive tract is sensitive, we have selected herbs with a gentle nature. They are cumulative in effect and for best results in chronic conditions, it is suggested that this formula be used for at least 6-8 months.
    • Ecoshelle Tincture

    Ecoshelle Tincture

    SKU: TN3. Category: .

    Product Description

    This formula is specifically designed to help eliminate a wide variety of pathogens: viral, fungal, microbial, etc. It will deal effectively with the rhinovirus of colds and flu symptoms, adenovirus, and most other viral pathogens (with the exception of AIDS…). It will also help eliminate fungal afflictions such as Candida, although we do suggest our WALNUT HULL TINCTURE specifically for that ailment. It will also exert a definite improvement of immune function, due to the alantalactones in the Elecampane Rt. This formula should comprise part of one’s herbal first aid kit, as it has such a wide variety of applications and effects.

    Ingredients: Elecampane Root, Lomatium Root, Osha Root, Olive Leaf, Chickweed, Elder Flowers
    Suggested Dosage: 15 - 25 drops, 2-3 times per day; higher dosages and increased frequency can be given in cases of full blown infections.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used during pregnancy or nursing. Not to be combined with drug-store anti-viral, anti-bacterial, etc agents.
    • Hepa

    Hepa

    SKU: EN11. Category: .

    Product Description

    The liver is the most important organ in the whole body. It performs upwards of 400+ different functions, ranging from filtering, neutralizing, fixating, storing, transforming, regulating, etc, etc. It is the main filter for the body, and as such, can become congested and overcome with toxic byproducts of poor digestion,.chemicals in the food chain, the environment, and even the air we breathe. Additional functions of the liver include storage of Vitamin A & D, Iron, production of bile necessary to break down fats and stimulate peristalsis. It is specifically involved in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, all of which find their way into energy production. Thus it becomes readily apparent that we need to care for and look after this most important part of our body. When we suffer from constipation, or the stool is dark in color, have head-aches, feel tired after eating, have a sallow or pasty complexion; when our tongue is coated, hair is oily, and our skin dry (in winter), all of these lead back to a faulty liver. The herbs in this formula are designed to restore functional activity to a sluggish congested liver. They accomplish this by dissolving the build-up of waste in the sinusoid cavities, and Kuppfer cells of the liver, where filtration takes place. Other herbs will renew the production of bile and bile salts, while others still stimulate a lazy small and large intestine, to push this matter down the path for eventual elimination. Inflamed surfaces are soothed by the mucilage, and tertiary effects include astringents and mineral salts specific for the operation of the liver/gall bladder complex. This restoration will take time. In more serious cases of liver congestion, it would be prudent to take this formula for a period of 1-2 years on a cyclical basis, ie 3-4 months of usage, with 1 month off between the next regimen. In cases such as this, always consult with a qualified practitioner.

    Ingredients: Dandelion Root, Blue Vervain, Blessed Thistle, Barberry Bark, Nettles, St John’s Wort, Blue Flag Root, Toadflax, Elecampane Root, Yarrow, Althea Root, Red Root
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-3 capsules, before breakfast, and again before the evening meal. As with all of these formulae, the dosage should be modified according to age, weight and severity of condition
    Contra-Indications: This should not be used in cases of inflammation in the liver, eg Hep. C, etc. Equally it should NOT be used during pregnancy or nursing.
    • Sea-Lev

    Sea-Lev

    SKU: EN27. Category: .

    Product Description

    This combination of the previous ‘LEVITICUS’ and ‘SEA-VEG’ provides substantial amounts of two key metabolic nutrients: Iodine & Iron – the former as Potassium Iodide and the latter as Chlorides, Phosphates, Sulphates etc, of Iron. Those containing Iodine are pivotal in the stimulation of the thyroid, and the herbs containing Iron – in the regeneration of the blood. Additionally, one must consider the trace mineral profile(s) of the Nettles, Dulse and Bladderwrack, as well as their glycoproteins / mucopolysaccharide content, and the immune-potentiating ‘fucoidans’ (Bladderwrack). Viewed thus, it becomes apparent how this formula will assist the blood to provide comprehensive nourishment to the whole of the endocrine system and the body’s attendant organs, glands and systems. Further, the pH of the blood: the boundary line between acid & alkaline (base) requires plenty of the various mineral ions to determine the ideal value of between 6.5 and 7.5. When the pH is too high or too low, enzymatic activity is greatly reduced, with the resultant metabolic processes reduced to a minimum. This formula is most useful for depleted or chronic conditions of the blood and circulatory system, and as additional background support for many other conditions .

    Ingredients: Dulse, Nettles, Bladderwrack, Irish Moss, Dandelion Leaves, Blackberry Leaves, Red Clover
    Suggested Dosage: 2 – 4 capsules, twice daily. Dosage should be in direct relation to age, weight, and chronic nature of the ailment.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be combined with pharmaceutical medications for hypothyroidism or low Iron.
    • Goldenseal Tincture

    Goldenseal Tincture

    SKU: TN4. Category: .

    Product Description

    Goldenseal Root is probably one of the finest mucus membrane astringents in the whole herbal realm. As well, it is an excellent natural antibiotic for topical applications, ie infected wounds, cuts, etc. While it is very bitter, it can still be taken internally as an antibiotic, although long term use should be avoided. It is superb for gargling in cases of sore throats and can be used judiciously for cases of ulcers as well. Goldenseal Rt contains primarily three different alkaloids: berberine, hydrastine and berberastine. They have a wide range of activity against various microbes; equally, it will stimulate blood supply to the spleen, and help activate the macrophages it produces. There has also been noted some tumour inhibiting effect, but by itself would not constitute an effective remedy.

    Ingredients: Certified organically grown 3 yr. old Goldenseal Rt., Alcohol (45%)
    Suggested Dosage: Topically, use 3-5 drops, or enough to cover the affected area. Internally, use 10-15 drops, in a glass of water, 2-3 times per day. As a gargle for sore throats, use ½ teaspoonful in a glass of warm water (2-3 oz) and gargle, a sipful at a time.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used internally with drugstore antibiotics, or for long term use, especially those with hypoglycemia or low blood sugar problems.