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    • Calendula Ointment

    Calendula Ointment

    SKU: ON1. Category: .

    Product Description

    This ointment provides a soothing balm to local irritation as in the case of diaper rash, sunburn, mosquito bites, etc. Calendula speeds healing by closing wounds, reducing inflammation and stimulating growth of new cells. Additionally, it has mild anti-viral activity and is equally antiseptic.

    Ingredients: Calendula Flowers, Olive Oil, Beeswax
    Suggested Dosage: Apply as needed to affected areas
    Contra-Indications:
    • 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.
    • Para

    Para

    SKU: EN22. Category: .

    Product Description

    According to many reputable health care experts, both in the field of natural healthcare and modern medicine, parasites are now a major problem. They are, or can be responsible for a plethora of conditions such as chronic fatigue, irritable bowel syndrome, Chrohn’s Disease, male/female reproductive tract problems, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, anemia, erratic blood sugar levels ,poor appetite, rapid hair loss, mental or physical lethargy, bloating, poor sleep patterns, and many, many other conditions. In fact, some holistic doctors have even attributed some forms of mental illness and even psychosis, to the invasion of the mind and body by parasites. While approximately 30% reside in the intestinal tract, the remaining 70% can burrow into muscle (fibromyalgia) articulated joints (rheumatoid arthritis) the liver , spleen, pancreas (fluctuating sugar levels…), sinus cavities, soft tissue, reproductive tracts, in fact, anywhere in the body they can find a quiet little place to hang out and call home .One parasite in particular (necator americanus) can secrete a substance that tricks the immune system by masking its presence in the body. This is not to suggest that the situation is hopeless, or that we are powerless to do anything about it; on the contrary, Nature has given us many herbal agents that will help rid us of these unwanted ‘guests’. One of the first steps is to clean out the bowel (or tissues) of any accumulated matter that they can feed upon. This matter may be in the bowel – large or small, or it may be the gradual accumulation over time, of matter that has been deposited in the interstices of tissue, anywhere in the body. Ideally, the filtering aspects of the body – the liver and kidneys, should be able to handle this, but in reality,, they become clogged and underfunctioning over time. The end result is that the blood becomes very toxic and acidic…. a perfect breeding ground for parasites and other pathogens. Parasites can range in size from the microscopic protozoa , to the larger ‘helminth’ type worms such as the fish or pork tapeworm that can grow up to 20+ feet in length. Over the past 5-6 years, we have refined our formula to deal with most of the more common parasites and sizes of worms. (for serious cases of tapeworms, we have an additional Tincture to take with this formula…) We have dealt successfully with the microscopic parasites, entamoeba hystolitica, e. parvifolium, e.hartmanii, etc. This formula will also work on the blastocystis hominis parasite that can cause explosive diarrhea, as well as lumbricoid and pinworms. We have literally searched the world for the best anthelmintic or worm killing herbs, and combined them with some of the best that grow here in Ontario. This formula, combined with a change in diet, an increase in friendly bacteria in the gut, and the concerted effort to pursue an appropriate regimen will result in the elimination of these freeloaders. As with the doctors in Germany, who place their patients on a parasite cleanse once a year regardless, we do strongly recommend the same program frequency here in north America as well. Prevention as a pre-emptive approach, will work wonders for you and your family. Recommendations: Take this formula along with the bottled CLOVES and the WALNUT HULL TINCTURE. The CLOVES will kill the eggs of the parasites, and the WALNUT HULL provides powerful support to the PARA formula.

    Ingredients: Walnut Leaves, Hercampuri, Walnut Hulls, Elecampane Root, Wormwood, Tansy, Quassia Bark, Epazote Anedda Bark, Casara Sagrada, Olive Leaves
    Suggested Dosage: Take 3 capsules mid-morning and again late afternoon or early evening.
    Contra-Indications: Do not take in cases of inflammatory processes in the bowel, or while pregnant or nursing.
    • Comfrey Ointment

    Comfrey Ointment

    SKU: ON2. Category: .

    Product Description

    This mixture of herbs and roots provides great restorative action to those tissues damaged through accident, injury, or degeneration. Comfrey, the primary ingredient, contains an abundance of Allantoin – a cell proliferant that promotes rapid healing of wounds, tissue and broken bones and ligaments. Yarrow is an excellent remedy for all wounds and trauma to the skin and tissues, being astringent, anti microbial, and anti-inflammatory. Likewise, St. John’s Wort soothes and calms irritated tissues and skin, promotes the speedy healing of abraded surfaces, and relaxes tight muscles and ligaments. Goldenseal Root provides strong antibiotic activity to any infected / inflamed surface or tissues, while the Chickweed reduces inflammation. Together, these herbs and roots work in a synergistic manner, helping to rebuild the successive layers of tissue (in cases of deep trauma), eliminate infections, reduce swelling and irritation, and bring the area back to full and proper function and appearance. Over the years, we have recommended this formula for just about anything to do with the skin. It will greatly assist in preventing the peeling of skin in cases of sunburn, work wonderfully on diaper rashes, eliminate mild cases of eczema, reduce the itch and swelling of mosquito bites, and serve to keep moist, hands that are dry and chapped. It can also be used as a lubricant and even as a moisturizer after the bath/shower. We have heard of nurses who used it for bedsores in chronic care patients, and from those desiring rapid healing from surgical incisions While we acknowledge the controversy over the use of Comfrey, the early research done on laboratory rats was seriously flawed. We have no hesitation in recommending its use for external application.

    Ingredients: Comfrey Leaves, Yellow Dock Root, Chickweed, Yarrow, St. John's Wort, Goldenseal, Olive Oil, Beeswax
    Suggested Dosage: Apply as needed to affected area(s), as often as required. The best time to apply is after a bath or shower, when the pores of the skin allow the herbs to soak into the skin.
    Contra-Indications: None.
    • 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.