• B.L.T. - Bone Ligament and Tissue

    B.L.T. – Bone Ligament and Tissue

    SKU: EN3. Category: .

    Product Description

    Many years ago, we offered bulk herb formulae in powder form to the health food stores. They in turn sold it in large glass jars; each customer would weigh out the desired amount, bag it up and take it home to put into capsules.

    The more popular ones were usually those of Dr John Christopher,a naturopath, master herbalist, and a devout Mormon from Utah. In the early 80’s, Dr Christopher was a gentle white haired practitioner who was legendary in the USA and Canada. He was a true healer who firmly believed in the healing powder of plants and the Divine Spirit that created them.

    While it can be reasonably argued that all his formulae were inspired to some degree by his faith, one formula stood out as having special significance – that formula was his Bone Ligament & Tissue formula.

    While listening to him at a lecture one day, he described a very bad injury sustained by a young child. The trauma involved broken bones, and serious damage to the flesh on those bones. Dr. Christopher was so compelled by what he saw, that he prayed to God for guidance in what should be given. Immediately, there came to mind a number of herbs (see below) and directions how to prepare and give as treatment.

    Dr Christopher stated that within a very short period of time ( unknown..) the young child was fully healed , with little evidence of the original trauma. He went on to say that he would employ this formula in all cases of broken bones, torn or pulled muscles and ligaments, and any other type of physical trauma that the body might suffer from.

    While we have sold this formula for a number of years now to help treat similar conditions, its substantial and, at times, impressive usefulness in arthritis, is only a recent discovery. It will significantly reduce the pain and inflammation of arthritis and in combination with other formulae, will address the underlying fundamental disturbance in blood chemistry. This remedy alone is not intended to correct the arthritic condition; rather it is used as an adjunct in the overall treatment a practitioner might suggest. Whether knitting together broken bones, rebuilding damaged tissue, or assisting with post-operative surgical interventions, the BLT formula offers significant restorative action. Length of treatment will vary from case to case; however a period of at least one month is suggested as a minimum time to allow for these herbs to work. More chronic and serious cases naturally will require much longer time periods before noticing lasting improvement.

    NOTE: this formula should not be used during pregnancy or by nursing mothers.

    Ingredients: White Oak Bark, Comfrey Rt., Althea Rt. , Mullein Leaves, Walnut Leaves, Gravel Rt., Wormwood, Scullcap
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3 capsules morning, and again late afternoon or evening.
    Contra-Indications: This formula should not be used during pregnancy or by nursing mothers.
    • Calca

    Calca

    SKU: EN4. Category: .

    Product Description

    Calcium is probably the 2nd most important element after (Silica) in the body. Necessary in the form of Calcium Phosphate, along with Potassium Phosphate, they combine to form the rigid structure of our bones. It is the most likely resource base to be ‘hit’ when the blood and tissues need a strongly alkaline (base) buffering agent to neutralize the acids of metabolic activity, poor diet and disordered filtration of the kidneys and liver. Made from wild-crafted and certified organically grown herbs, this mixture will supply generous amounts of bio-available Calcium. This along with other synergists such as Silica and Magesium, help restore strength to ligaments, hair, & the nerves. Calcium is needed in so many ways, including assisting in the transport of nutrients across the cell membrane. For those who wish to switch from elemental calcium – most often found in the form of carbonates and oxides, we would suggest this formula. For additional support, we suggest taking these capsules with a cup of Special Nutritive Tea. This latter combination works very well for those who suffer from leg cramps, or osteoarthritis.

    Ingredients: Comfrey Leaves, Oatstraw, Horsetail, Alfalfa
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-4 capsules with meals: breakfast and supper.
    Contra-Indications:
    • Clove Combination

    Clove Combination

    SKU: EN6. Category: .

    Product Description

    This mixture is used as part of the Parasite regimen. Cloves will kill the eggs of parasites. Unless they are dealt with, they will continue the life cycle, and mature later on, into the adult form. For those who have IBS, Crohn’s and other inflammatory conditions, ½ to 1 capsule sprinkled over / mixed into apple sauce or other pureed fruit. See PARA(dosage).

    Ingredients: Cloves, Cinnamon
    Suggested Dosage: Take 1 -2 capsules every time you take the recommended number of capsules of the PARA formula
    Contra-Indications: Not to be taken during pregnancy (may cause uter. stim.) or nursing (taste of milk is affected)
    • D'nama

    D’nama

    SKU: EN7. Category: .

    Product Description

    Many people today suffer from heart disorders – palpitations, high blood pressure, tacchycardia, dysrythmia, etc. Given the fast-paced and stressful lifestyle that we lead today, it is not surprising that the heart tends to have problems carrying out is ceaseless activity. When we suffer from prolonged and unresolved stress, when our nerves are taut and on edge, this will always affect the heart. Our reliance on questionable foods such as fried or junk foods and the like, will equally contribute to the weakening of this tireless worker. Over time, the heart muscle becomes sensitive, inflamed and especially malnourished. The blood that bathes it seems unable to provide the necessary mineral salts and compounds to quell this disturbance. Given the endless bio-electrical activity behind the heartbeat, it is therefore most important for the heart to be given the appropriate ratios of minerals such as Potassium to Sodium, and Magnesium to Calcium. It is for this reason that we have combined the herbs listed above. Hawthorn and Motherwort both supply organic Calcium Chloride to nourish and support the heart muscle. Further, they also contain needed cardiac glycosides that serve to calm and pace the contractions, while gently lowering the blood pressure. Finally, glyco-proteins (mucopolysaccharides) in the Hawthorn help to sooth and restore irritated tissues.

    Ingredients: Hawthorn Berry and Flowers, Motherwort, Bugleweed, Red Sage Rt., Linden Flowers, Mistletoe, Rosemary Lvs.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-4 capsules mid-morning, and again late afternoon or evening. This can be combined with Hawthorn Tincture for those experiencing frequent and pronounced palpitations. See Hawthorn Tincture.
    Contra-Indications: This formula should not be used by those on pharmaceutical products for the heart. Consult your healthcare practitioner for further advice.
    • Electra

    Electra

    SKU: EN8. Category: .

    Product Description

    Diseases today are born of exhaustion – both biochemical and nerve exhaustion; for this reason, one of the most unnoticed, yet consistent forces affecting our health, is stress and its debilitating effects (over time) on our nerves and immunity. Many people live in high stress lifestyles, via traveling to work ,the work itself, noise/air pollution, etc. We malnourish our bodies with devitalized foods, thus depriving our nerves of the nourishment they require.. Relationships today are fraught with potentially stressful situations, whether it be familial, inter-personal, marital, or especially, societal. All of these can and do have a markedly diminishing effect on the nerves, causing us to be tense ,irritable ,moody, unable to sleep at night, and then carry out the next day’s duties and obligations. Irritated nerve filaments can, over time, initiate first hyper, then ultimately, hypo functioning of various organs, glands and systems, thus leading to a variety of ailments. When our nerves are depleted, we feel stressed, our sleep suffers, as do our relationships; our gut may be tied up in knots, constipation may ensue. We feel tired and drag ourselves out of bed, looking for the quick fix in a cup or three of coffee; tempers may flare, leading to ‘road-rage’, and most ominously of all, we may feel that there is no way out of our situation – whether a student, a disgruntled worker or a housewife looking after equally frustrated children. In all of these cases, we need to look after and feed our nerves. In addition to the holidays considered, or the day off work spent relaxing, it is imperative that we provide definite and appropriate support to the nerve force. This support comes in many forms – it could be the B-vitamins that are essential for proper nerve tone and function; it could also be found in Lecithin, a substance that helps to rebuild the myelin sheath surrounding the nerve filament. However, one of the best sources of (phyto) nutrients is found in the combination of roots and herbs in our ELECTRA. This formula is designed to not only provide immediate relief for stress, but to gradually help restore the nerves, thanks to the generous amounts of easily assimilable organic salts of Calcium, Magnesium and Silica. These herbs also provide specific compounds that soothe and sedate an overactive mind and body. St. John’s Wort and Scullcap – two of the stellar ingredients found herein,are of immense benefit in nerve exhaustion,poor sleep, volatility of the nerves, and even mild to moderate cases of depression. Roots such as Valerian promote a deep and sound sleep,while others such as Motherwort and Mistletoe calm the heart. This formula can be used over long periods of time to act as the aforementioned restorative for the nerves; equally, it can be used for the short term, in cases of disrupted sleep due to moments of stress. In either case, it is safe, effective and sure in its effect.

    Ingredients: Skullcap, Valerian Root, Blue Vervain, St. John’s Wort, Chamomile Flowers, Mistletoe, Motherwort, Red Clover, Catnip.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3-4 capsules before retiring, in cases of poor sleep. As a restorative, take 2 capsules mid-morning, and again late afternoon, or mid-evening. For best results, take on an empty stomach.
    Contra-Indications: This should not be used in combination with either MAO inhibitors, or SSRI agents such as Paxil, etc. Those on heart medications should likewise avoid its use, and as in most cases of herbs. NOT to be used during pregnancy.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • KPH II

    KPH II

    SKU: EN13. Category: .

    Product Description

    Many of the early eclectic practitioners have stated that disease starts in the bowel. Even today, this statement carries a lot of weight and truth. Dysbiosis – the biological dysfunctioning of a given system, occurs more often in the large bowel. Candida Albicans and its analogs, are a prime example of what happens when the intestinal flora is seriously disturbed. The retention of waste matter lends itself to this event. Fermentation of matter, the ensuing growth of pathogenic bacteria, the production of gases, etc all contribute to a state of dysbiosis. Inflammation can occur (IBS, Chrohn’s, et al) dull headaches follow, possible hypothyroidism, coated tongue, bad breath, sluggish liver and on and on… Quite simply, the food that we eat, is only beneficial for us for the time it takes to extract the good from it; afterwards, the end products of metabolism can do us harm. The retention of old fecal matter can and will line the inside of the bowel and contribute to the aforementioned ailments. The above herbs will serve to stimulate peristaltic activity and the production of bile; they will relax spasms in the gut, reduce inflammation, and promote a soft well formed stool. Bowel motility will improve, evacuations increase in volume and frequency until a more regular schedule begins.

    Ingredients: Cascara Sagrada Bark, Barberry Bark, Catnip, Fennel Seed, Purple Loosestrife, Black Root, Rhubarb Root, Mandrake Root
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-4 capsules at night, 15-20 minutes before retiring. Modify dose according to age weight, height and degree of constipation. If necessary for more obstinate, chronic conditions, repeat dose in morning. Discontinue if any discomfort persists.
    Contra-Indications: DO NOT combine with pharmaceutical laxatives or anti-diarrhea medications.
    • Limbrlith

    Limbrlith

    SKU: EN15. Category: .

    Product Description

    This combination of roots barks and herbs is most suitable for the aches, pains and inflammation of ‘sour’ or overly acidic blood in the body. Arthritis, gout and even some aspects of rheumatism all reflect the disturbances caused by an improper diet, poor liver & kidney function, as well as the formative influences of chronic negative emotions ( bitterness, resentment, etc. )The result is an over-acidification of the blood, that initially , uses up the bio-available organic Sodium in the body. (… one reason why arthritic persons can have digestive upsets – Sodium is stored in the walls of the stomach..). The depletion of organic Sodium which will hold inflammation in check, is then followed by an increase in inflammatory responses, ie. pain in joints, stiffness, and a lack of synovial membrane fluid. The oxidative stress associated with ( rheumatoid) arthritis is due to the accumulation of toxic matter in the blood, due , as noted earlier, to poor filtration by the liver & kidneys. The presence of this matter stimulates both immune function, and the accompanying prostaglandin & cytokine cascade. Diet will play a most important part here, with a greater emphasis on vegetables and most fruits; this needs to be accompanied by a significant reduction in the intake of red meats and processed foods. Depending on the willingness of the patient to adopt these measures, the use of this formula: buttressed and supported by either a Liver or Kidney Tonic, and the daily use of Goat Whey powder, will result in major improvement, if not ultimate elimination of this condition. The influence of negative emotions on this ailment must be kept in mind.

    Ingredients: Burdock Root, Jeffersonia Root, Yarrow, Celery Seed, Boneset, Anedda Bark, Prickly Ash Bark, Yucca Root
    Suggested Dosage: 3 capsules mid-morning and again late afternoon OR mid-evening. Age, height, weight, and severity of the condition must be taken into consideration.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used with pharmaceutical drugs for the same condition.
    • Lymco

    Lymco

    SKU: EN16. Category: .

    Product Description

    The blood and circulatory system has an ‘underground’ companion: that of the lymphatic system. Designed to help remove intra-cellular waste, the metabolization of fats, and, more importantly, support the immune system, this waste carrier can succumb to congestion and a resultant backlog of matter in the tissues. This failure stems from an a priori deficiency in the filtration of the blood by the liver and kidneys, the resultant thickening of the blood, and poor elimination. Constriction of the tissue surrounding the lymphatic system, due to increasing acidification, (low pH = greater contraction of muscles) or lack of Magnesium and Calcium can also impede elimination, and promote stagnation. This mixture of herbs and roots is designed to help dilute this congested material, speed its removal from the passageways and lymph nodes, rebuild the mucin layer, and restore the economy of function to this silent guardian of our health.

    Ingredients: Burdock Root, Dandelion Root, Blue Flag Root, Mullein Leaves, Yellow Dock Root, Prickly Ash Bark.
    Suggested Dosage: Take 2-3 capsules, morning and again late afternoon. If necessary, and as determined by practitioner intervention, this could be taken a third time in the evening. Due to the gradual accumulation and deposition of matter over time, the successful outcome of this formula may dictate a time period of 6 months to 2 years or more of regular use. Please consult a qualified practitioner if in doubt.
    Contra-Indications: Not to be used during pregnancy.