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Healing with Flowers, Grass, Herbs and Other Natural Remedies - An Overview

Dr. Schulze - "In my many years of practice I have seen tens of thousands of patients recover from any and all disease using Natural Healing. I have treated people with every illness known, and some unknown ones, and everyone got well if they did the work. I have seen people at deaths door, people who all the doctors said would be dead a year before I ever met them. And I have seen these walking dead, recover, and outlive their doctors, but I never healed any of them, they ALL healed themselves."

The Plight of Healing in America Today

Dr. Richard Schulze - Over the last 80 years, organized medical groups and pharmaceutical companies, using lawyers, bribes, lobbyist, insurance companies and the strong arm of the Food and Drug Administration, have been very busy. They have corrupted elected officials to pass laws to remove any competition. They have crushed Natural Doctors, Natural Medicine, and Self-Care. Their goal is to monopolize health care and make us dependent on medical doctors and pharmaceutical drugs. It almost worked!

We have watched them pass more and more laws restricting our rights; they have made many healing herbs, foods and even nutrients illegal. Natural health professionals that flourished a few decades ago are now barred by law to practice, and Natural Doctors, Holistic Healers, Health Food Store Owners and even family members of the sick have been arrested and jailed for using natural remedies. If you disagree with yourdoctor regarding the medical treatment of your children, they can be taken away from you, put in a foster home, and you can be arrested for endangering the health and welfare of your child. There are many people jailed every year, put there for disagreeing with medical doctors and their policies.

In order to break free from the clutches of organized medical crime, pharmaceutical drug cartels and the monstrous insurance companies, we must all work to change the unconstitutional laws that monopolize health care. Dr. Schulze has tried to make changes in Washington and was physically beaten and jailed. He then decided the best way for him to create medical freedom was to take it to the people, his grass roots Natural Healing Crusade. Dr. Schulze believes we can put the medical and pharmaceutical industries in their place by educating everyone in the healing powers naturally present in the human body and how to use the foods and herbs given to us by God and Nature. Most importantly each of us must stop using and supporting these deadly industries by learning the healthy and natural God-given alternatives.

Natural healing can cure the medically-incurable Dr. Schulze is dedicated to health freedom, to give the power back to the people through health education, to help people regain their freedom of choice to heal themselves, make conscious health decisions, work with natural health practitioners and freely use any plant, food or health product they choose. Herbs can make an impact on almost any condition, no matter how serious! Dr. Schulze helped thousands to regain their health and get rid of cancer, AIDS, heart disease and other "incurables."

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Curing with Cayenne

Cayenne HealthDr. Schulze - "If you master only one herb in your life, master cayenne pepper. It is more powerful than any other."

Dr. Christopher - "In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in--if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around)."

Many herbalists believe that Cayenne is the most useful and valuable herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory system. It acts as a catalyst and increases the effectiveness of other herbs when used with them. Cayenne has been known to stop heart attacks within 30 seconds. For example, when a 90-year-old man in Oregon had a severe heart attack, his daughter was able to get Cayenne extract into his mouth. He was pronounced dead by the medics, but within a few minutes, he regained consciousness. On the way to the hospital, he remained in a semi-conscious state, but the daughter kept giving him the Cayenne extract. By the time they got to the hospital, he had fully recovered and wanted to go home and mow the lawn. The doctor asked what she had given him, as he said it was the closest thing to a miracle he had ever seen.

Cayenne has the ability to clear the blood of matter and gases that cause digestive problems and to help people who suffer from cold hands or feet. It alleviates inflammation and can break up the deposits that contribute to the pain of arthritis. It clears sinus congestion, conjunctivitis, and spongy, bleeding gums. Because it also has astringent qualities, it can stop bleeding and prevent swelling. A source of Vitamin C, it rejuvenates the entire body when energy is depleted and is such a powerful stimulant that just a few sips of cayenne water or a few grains of cayenne on the lips may help prevent shock or depression in times of physical or emotional trauma. And it is believed to be a good tonic for strengthening the heart. From my studies and my own experience with cayenne, I consider it to be an important ingredient for anybody interested in taking educated and careful responsibility for his or her own well-being in situations that are not serious enough to require a doctor's care or in circumstances in which medical attention is not immediately available.

"In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in--if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around). This is one of the fastest acting aids we could ever give for the heart, because it feeds that heart immediately. Most hearts are suffering from malnutrition because of processed food we are eating, but here it gets a good powerful dose of real food and it's something that has brought people in time after time. This is something that everyone should know how great it is, because a heart attack can come to your friends or loved ones any time. And even yourself. The warm tea is faster working than tablets, capsules, cold tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure--makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food."

The Mud that Heals

The Native Americans call it "Ee-Wah-Kee" meaning "The-Mud-That-Heals"

The use of volcanic ashes internally is almost older than civilization itself. Primitive tribes of various continents have used various types of clay for conditions of toxicity. Dr. Weston A. Price in his book, "Nutrition and Physical Degeneration:, pages 266-267, stated that in studying diets of certain tribes he examined their knapsacks. Among those examined in the high Andes, among those in Central Africa and among the Aborigines of Australia he reported that some contained balls of clay, a little of which was dissolved in water. Into the clay were dipped morsels of food. The explanation was that this was to prevent "sick stomach". These people were reported to use the clays for combating dysentery and food infections. In South America he found that the Quetchus Indians, believed to be descendants of the once powerful Incas, were largely vegetarians and he stated, "Immediately before eating, their potatoes are dipped into an aqueous suspension of clay, a procedure which is said to prevent 'souring in the stomach'." Yet, only comparatively recently has the white man apparently begun to use kaolin, one of the clays.

Health and the Wild Food Chain

Cindy Engel PhD

Wild Food Chain Much research on the benefits of organic food focuses on the nutritional quality of that food. However organic food has other health-enhancing properties which may be even more important medicinal properties. Of course, the distinction between nutrition and medicine not always clear a phenomenon illustrated by the ways animals keep themselves well in the wild. Wild animals have evolved a range of behavioural strategies to maintain health: avoidance, preventive and curative strategies. Some of these strategies are related to diet and are worthy of our attention.

Dr.Engel provides a good reason why traditional herbology bases functions of herbs upon taste. Animals have been doing the same thing for millions of years and our taste buds have evolved for this purpose! For example, many species show increased tolerance of bitter tastes when they have an active bacterial infection. This makes sense, since herbs with natural antibiotics are usually quite bitter. Many species will actively seek out such bitter herbs when infected.

In captivity, gorillas suffer from serious bacterial gut infections such as Shigellosis that can also lead to reactive arthritis, IBS and Chrons disease. In the wild, the lowland gorillas takes 90% of their diet from the fruits of Aframonum, a relative of the ginger plant, that is a potent antimicrobial. Scientists were intrigued as to why such a strong antimicrobial diet did not disrupt gut bacteria as it does in humans taking antibiotics. What they found was that this fruit actively keeps the bad bacteria in check without harming the good bacteria. In other words, Aframonum keeps gorillas healthy as a preventive.

Cindy Engel is the author of Wild Health: How Animals Keep Themselves Well and What We Can Learn From Them. A timely treatise for a health-obsessed culture, this book takes the idea of "natural remedies" quite literally. Engel, a lecturer in environmental sciences at the U.K. Open University, has compiled a wealth of fascinating laboratory studies and field observations on how animals treat and prevent diseases. For millennia, humans have observed animals in the wild eating plants and minerals and applying naturally occurring topical antitoxins from the same sources to combat infectious wounds, parasites and internal disorders.

Messages from pharmaceutical-industry-led medicine have misled us for too long. Who realised, before reading Cindy Engel's book, for example, that having a temperature is the body's mechanism for combating harmful infection? Or that secondary compounds in food, some 'toxic', can be deliberately ingested by animals for their protective health effects? Or that, though we know instinctively that lemon and pine are cleansing, we may not be aware that the volatile oils in those plants interfere with bacterial respiration and are commonly detrimental or repellent to arthropods and insects? Cindy Engel concludes that human beings are too much like animals in captivity in the way we have limited our own healthcare strategies. Like Native Americans, she advocates, we should observe animal behaviour as the first step to achieving sustainable healthcare.

Do you have a question about holistic animal health or need assistance? Contact Shirley
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Blessed Thistle Herb

Traditional usage of holy blessed thistle : Acne, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, 
cellular regeneration, cleansing, detoxifying, digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, 
hormone imbalances, skin disorders. Historically, blessed thistle has been recommended as a treatment for Historically, blessed thistle has been recommended as a treatment for stomach upset, indigestion, constipation and gas. Some individuals employ this herbs, as they would its cousin milk thistle, as a remedy for gallbladder and liver disorders. Studies show that blessed thistle may be useful as an anti-inflammatory. Blessed thistle is said to relieve melancholy and lethargy, and was traditionally fed to mentally ill persons. It acts to increase blood circulation and aids memory. Applied externally in poultice form, blessed thistle is a good treatment for shingles, wounds, and ulcers. The plant has antimicrobial properties.

VelociTea Holy Thistle supports the liver in the release of toxins. Used medicinally for over 2000 years, most commonly for the treatment of liver and gallbladder disorders. Holy thistle products are popular in Europe and the United States for various types of liver disease. Holy thistle is believed to have great power in the purification and circulation of the blood. It is such a good blood purifier that drinking a cup of thistle tea twice a day will help ease chronic headaches. Holy Thistle is used for stomach and digestive problems, gas in the intestines, constipation, and liver troubles. It is very effective for dropsy, strengthens the heart, and is good for the liver, lungs, and kidneys. It is claimed that the warm tea given to mothers will produce a good supply of milk. It is also said to be good for girls entering womanhood as a good tonic.

The herb was cultivated in monastery gardens as a cure for smallpox. Its specific name is in honor of St. Benedict, the founder of a holy order of monks. The ancient Romans ate the leaf fresh and boiled the root as a vegetable. Traditional usage: Acne, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, cellular regeneration, cleansing, detoxifying, digestive disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, hormone imbalances, skin disorders. Through its bitter properties, blessed thistle increases the flow of gastric juices relieving dyspepsia, indigestion, and headaches associated with liver congestion.

Rich traditions of treating ailments with natural products

Sharon Kolasinski, M.D. - "For thousands of years, humans have used products from the natural world around them for food, clothing and shelter. The use of herbs, plants, and other natural products has been developed for many different reasons, one of the most important being for medicinal purposes. Throughout the world many cultures have developed elaborate rituals and rich traditions of treating ailments with natural products and some of these have survived into the modern era. In the contemporary western world, a renewed appreciation for the use of natural products in healing has grown over recent decades.

As the new millennium approaches, we are witnessing a continuing explosion of interest in what have come to be termed "alternative therapies. We know from a series of national surveys that have been conducted by researchers at the Harvard Medical School that a large percentage of Americans use alternative therapies for the treatment of a variety of conditions. Many of the most often cited reasons have to do with musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis."

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Tonic Herbs for Longevity, Rejuvenation, Immunity

Mother Nature has devised a marvelous system of nutrition and nurture for us. Tonic herbs strengthen and improve specific organs, systems, weaknesses or the body as a whole. They are generally gentle herbs that are used to stimulate and increase the function of organs that are not operating at their highest level and to prevent a decline in the function of organs. Amazon Herb formulas offer you the purest, most nutrient-rich herbal remedies in the world. The herbal combinations are based on those used by the Indigenous People of the Amazon for thousands of years to maintain and optimize health, strength and stamina. They are the result of a powerful blend of tribal wisdom and scientific verification that documents and supports the beneficial properties of these botanicals. Their wild botanicals are sustainably harvested in the lush, virgin terrain of the Amazon Rainforest. They undergo a rare and superior preparation technique to retain their full essence and bioavailability. Each formula is backed by research, plus years of development and testing by healthcare professionals. They are living foods that work, just as nature intended!

Why Herbal Tincture?
The concentrated tincture/extract method is the most effective method of taking and assimilating herbs. Herbal extract enter the blood stream rapidely and are easier to use than herbs in other forms by simply placing a drop or two under the tongue or adding to water or juice. Live-concentrated tincture/extracts have none of the disadvantages of fresh or encapsulated herbs or of herbs taken in teas as heat destroys valuable enzymes.

Green juice and Herbal Tonics Are My Lifeline

Most people who have explored the wondrously wide avenues of self-healing have heard about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass juice, Chlorophyll and Vital Energy

Wheatgrass Juice Powder certified organic Wheatgrass juice is the nectar of rejuvenation, the plasma of youth, and the blood of all life.

Wheatgrass tray Most people who have explored the wondrously wide avenues of self-healing have heard about wheatgrass. Wheatgrass juice has been proven over many years to benefit people in numerous ways: cleansing the lymph system, building the blood, restoring balance in the body, removing toxic metals from the cells, nourishing the liver and kidneys and restoring vitality. One ounce of wheatgrass juice has the vitamin and mineral equivalent of 2.2 pounds of fresh vegetables. It contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human maintenance, including the elusive B12. Many of the benefits of wheatgrass juice stem from the fact that it is a living food, which is a complete protein with about 30 enzymes and is approximately 70% crude chlorophyll.

Wheatgrass is the green, growing and processing plant that will eventually become a shaft of wheat, produce grain, die, and be harvested. It is a completely different animal when it is still in the grass stage. At only seven days, the wheatgrass is 6 to 9 inches tall and can be cut and juiced. The deep green juice is abundant with vitamins, minerals, enzymes, chlorophyll and vital life energy. It is intensely concentrated and benefits are seen with as little as one ounce a day.

Wheatgrass Juice is one of the best sources of living chlorophyll available. Dr.Birscher, a research scientist, called chlorophyll "concentrated sun power." He says chlorophyll increases function of the heart, affects the vascular system, the uterus, the intestine and the lungs. According to Dr. Birscher, nature uses chlorophyll as a body cleanser, rebuilder and neutralizer of toxins. Wheat grass juice can dissolve scars that are formed in the lungs from breathing acid gasses. The effects of carbon monoxide is minimized since chlorophyll increases hemoglobin production. Wheat grass juice helps to reduce high blood pressure as the juice helps to reduce toxins from the body and gives the blood iron which helps circulation. It purifies the blood.

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Herbs for Heart Health

Hypertension, heart disease and strokes are problems that start with the lining of arteries, called the endothelium. When the cell membranes of the endothelium are inflamed, oxidized, toxic and lacking in energy, they go into spasms (blood pressure goes up, and transient lack of circulation in the coronaries is noted, as well as damage to the brain), they become more sticky, and clotting is augmented (cholesterol then sticks to the lining, starting plaque formation, and decreased circulation to the heart and brain). Natural remedies for high blood pressure like herbal and homeopathic medicines can lower blood pressure in hypertension patients to a great degree. Herbs can provide multiple benefits as they contain complex compounds, which have long lasting effects.

Obstetrician-gynecologist McGee has been in general practice in Ecuador and China as well as the U.S., and his overseas experience included epidemiology and health statistics in rural areas where people live on simple foods. The title of his book arises from his insistence that more than 80 percent of angiograms and heart bypass surgeries are unnecessary. He also argues that cholesterol isn't as major a factor in provoking heart attack as it is made out to be, and that advertising and greed are among the main forces driving many drug companies and much of medical practice to say that it is. This isn't the ivory-tower spouting of a fanatic, for, whatever one may think of his satire and sarcasm, some of which is very clever, McGee knows the medical literature and thoroughly documents his points from the contents of reputable journals. He blasts some fresh air through modern medicine and blows away some of its profitable sacred cows.

The idea that too much animal fat and a high cholesterol is dangerous to your heart and vessels is nothing but a myth. Cholesterol is not a deadly poison, but a substance vital to the cells of all mammals. Researchers at the University San Diego School of Medicine UCSD point out that high cholesterol in those over 75 years of age is protective, rather than harmful and that low cholesterol is a risk factor for heart arrhythmias (leading cause of death if heart attack occurs). Researchers from the University of Denmark report that about 15% of cholesterol lowering drug users over the age of 50 will suffer from nerve damage as direct result of using statin drugs. USA Today reported that Statins have killed and injured more people than the government has acknowledged.

Heart Healthy Magnesium: your nutritional key to cardiovascular wellness
by James B. Pierce, Ph.D

One of the major causes of heart attacks -- which can occur even in people with ideal cholesterol levels and virtually no arterial blockage -- is a spasm of the muscles surrounding a coronary artery. Deficiency of magnesium is the most common cause of such arterial spasms, and approximately 80% of Americans suffer from some degree of magnesium deficiency. Magnesium deficiency can also contribute to cardiomyopathy and congestive heart failure. And magnesium deficiency is also a major cause of heart irregular heart beats and heart palpitations. In this book, James B. Pierce, Ph.D., explains how a surprising array of health problems - from insomnia, fading memory, and stiff, aching muscles, all the way to high blood pressure, arrhythmia, angina, heart attack, and stroke - may all be related to inadequate levels of magnesium in the body's muscle cells. Research shows that magnesium deficiencies in crease the risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke. "Magnesium relaxes blood vessels, preventing high blood pressure and heart attacks as well as the buildup of artery-clogging plaque," explains Dr Dean. In the citrate form magnesium assimilates fast into the body producing almost instant relief. Magnesium Chloride Products: More Effective Magnesium

By improving the health of our intestinal flora, Marine phytoplankton nutrients increases the levels of Short Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA), which are indispensable to the health of cell membranes, particularly the endothelium. SCFA are only produced by benign intestinal organisms. This is why probiotics have been found to reduce heart disease. The high amino acid content of Marine phytoplankton is also helpful in reducing the risk of heart disease. L-Arginine, an amino acid found in Marine phytoplankton, has been found to be critical to maintain a healthy NOS and endothelium. A lack thereof has been associated with significant inflammation/oxidation of the cell membranes lining arteries.

Hugo Rodier M.D. - "There are very few products that provide all, or even most, of the raw materials to make new cells and sustain the existing ones. The problem is that we need ALL of them at the same time for things to work. One of those rare products that contains almost everything you need for life (and the rebuilding of a healthy life) is marine phytoplankton.

More Nutrients for the Heart - Cardiovascular System

Hypertension, heart disease and strokes are problems that start with the lining of arteries, called the endothelium. When the cell membranes of the endothelium are inflamed, oxidized, toxic and lacking in energy, they go into spasms (blood pressure goes up, and transient lack of circulation in the coronaries is noted, as well as damage to the brain), they become more sticky, and clotting is augmented (cholesterol then sticks to the lining, starting plaque formation, and decreased circulation to the heart and brain). What modern medicine largely ignores is the amazing power of our bodies to heal themselves

  • Adequate levels of magnesium are essential for the heart muscle. Those who die from heart attacks have very low magnesium but high calcium levels in their heart muscles. Patients with coronary heart disease who have been treated with large amounts of magnesium chloride survived better than those with drug treatment. Magnesium dilates the arteries of the heart and lowers cholesterol and fat levels.
  • Hawthorn berry tincture to promote cardiovascular health.

Researchers from the University of Toronto found adding chia seeds to the diet of diabetic people for three months resulted in an important reduction (40%) of certain inflammation markers and a significant blood pressure reduction. Since these two aspects are well-known cardiovascular diseases risk factors, these reductions suggest adding chia seeds to your diet is a simple way to reduce your risk of developing these diseases.

Surviving a heart attack without hospital intervention A testimonial by Shirley (author of this website
My husband had a severe heart attack (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION - an area of tissue death due to blocking off of its blood supply). I credit his full recovery to the following: hawthorn berries (crataegus) extract--- 10 drops twice a day; kyolic (aged garlic), magnesium citrate, ginseng, selenium, zinc, vitamins A and E as well as other multi vitamins; and 2 tablespoons of flaxseed oil. Shirley detail

C.K. Benny Foo, M.D. - "My mum is 89 years young and suffers from ischaemic heart disease and congestive cardiac failure. Her main complaints were severe shortness of breath on mild exertion, and coughing. She had to be wheeled around whenever we took her for an outing. I took two bottles of immune support-Heart home to Australia and started my mum on 2 capsules twice a day. After only three weeks she noticed some improvement in her breathing. After only 5 weeks she said the new capsules we brought back were #1, indicating with her right thumb up. Now she is able to walk further with much less shortness of breath. In mid-October we took her to Werribbee Zoo and brought the wheel chair along for her to use. After a short journey in the wheel chair she decided to walk by herself. We tried to dissuade her and told her that the walk would be too much for her heart. She insisted, and so we relented and let her push the wheelchair around the zoo. She completed the walk around the zoo with no shortness of breath! She has derived other benefits from taking a unique immune support product for the heart, both her appetite and weight have increased! We are extremely happy immune support-Heart has helped her."

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is one of the most versatile plants on earth, and the ultimate mineral balance is accomplished by the perfect blend that nature placed in the plants. Aloe vera, also known as the medicinal aloe, is a species of succulent plant that probably originated in Northern Africa, the Canary islands and Cape Verde. Aloe vera grows in arid climates and is widely distributed in Africa, India and other arid areas. The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine. When Dr. Terry Pulse proved that Aloe Vera healing juice contains the important substance known as "Acemannan", he gave the world the scientific evident.

Aloe Vera has a long chain of polysaccharides that will feed the cells by detoxifying and building a strong immune system. That in return greatly improves the defense of the cells. The improved defense system protects the cells from virus and bacteria, which could other-wise penetrate the membrane and cause damage. Aloe Vera is known to release energy, oxygen, and detoxifies the affected membranes. Through this type of energy release, even cases of leukemia have received improvement through the stimulation of the bone marrow.

Many scientific studies of the use of aloe vera have been undertaken. Dr. Daniels a German doctor researched the effect that Aloe Vera healing juice has on the leukocytes. With this he proved that the cell walls are improved in their resistant factor so that the most aggressive viruses can not penetrate. There is evidence that Aloe vera extracts may be useful in the treatment of wound and burn healing, diabetes and elevated blood lipids in humans. These positive effects are thought to be due to the presence of compounds such as polysaccharides, mannans, anthraquinones and lectins. Aloe vera juice is used for consumption and relief of digestive issues such as heartburn and irritable bowel syndrome.

Healing with Moringa - The Miracle Tree

Moringa oleifera Lam is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia.

This review focuses on the detailed phytochemical composition, medicinal uses, along with pharmacological properties of different parts of this multipurpose tree. India's ancient tradition of ayurveda medicine sites 300 diseases that are treated with the leaves of the Moringa tree.

Why Most Herbal Formulas Don't Work!
A Message from Dr. Richard Schulze - A Master Herbalist

Natural healing can cure the medically-incurable One of the worst aspects of many herbal formulas today is the poor quality of herbs used. The vast majority of herbal products are made from herbs grown outside the US. There is only one reason for this: they are cheap. Herbs brought in from India, China, Egypt, Mexico or Eastern Europe cost literally pennies a pound. I never used these poor quality herbs in my clinic. I always used American organically grown herbs that can cost over 20 times as much. I have visited these countries and found filthy, disgusting growing conditions, toxic pollution and out-of-control use of pesticides and insecticides.

One way these herbal manufacturers assure their safety, not your health, is to design formula with very small amounts of the potent herbs, or none at all. Then, to be really safe, they suggest a dosage that is so low it's useless. They don't want to take any risks. To further weaken any potency, many manufacturers have abandoned the tried-and-true methods of old herbalists for quick extraction processes, high tech (high heat) machinery, freeze-dried herbs, ignoring the moons and seasons, mostly to make a quick buck. The result, most herbal products I see today are worthless junk. Many manufacturers are more concerned that their product tastes good or has a great-looking label than with whether you will get well using it. I also see labels loaded with sophisticated laboratory-testing results for potency, trying to convince you that the colorless, tasteless and odorless water inside will actually benefit you. How stupid do they think we are?

"When I first started my own healing journey in the 1960's, one of my first great shocks was that most health products didn't work. This included all of the herbal formulas I tried. I was constantly amazed at the weakness of these so-called intense herbal formulas that were supposed to change my life. They didn't. I would take them diligently and nothing would happen. Out of frustration, and my own illness, I remember taking 20 to 100 times the dosages, the whole bottle, and still little or no effect. In order to get myself well from a terminal heart disease, I had to break all the rules and make it up as I went. Because I broke the rules, I got well.

In the 1970's, I started helping others get well and opened up my clinic. From the early days of my clinical practice, I was especially interested in helping people with serious illness and degenerative diseases. Almost all other graduates from the various institutes I attended worked mainly on young, healthy people who wanted to be a bit healthier, but I was obsessed with emergency treatment and the sick and dying. The same useless herbal formulas that failed me years before were now failing to help any of my patients. They thought they were doing something wrong and this is why they were coming to see me. I was forced to improve upon the crude formulas I had developed to heal myself and also create new formulas that worked.

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Profound Life-Giving Properties of Marine Phytoplankton

Marine Phytoplankton nutrients Seawater contains every mineral and trace mineral known in organic form and in the proper ratios needed by human tissues. Dr. Ren Quinton, French biologist/physiologist, proved that pure seawater is virtually identical to mammalian blood plasma. With the assistance of many eminent physicians, he successfully used seawater as a healing agent on thousands of patients in France and Egypt in the early 1900s. Navy doctors successfully used seawater during the Second World War when blood serum supplies ran out. Marine Phytoplankton offers full Spectrum 72 natural ionic sea trace minerals, the the benefits of getting 200+ ocean vegetables in your diet every day - Amino Acids, Vitamins, Essential Fatty Acids, Enzymes, and much more

Celebrate the Timeless Art of Aromatherapy!

Essential OilsAromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils from plant sources for health and wellbeing. Essential oils have a potentially powerful healing capacity. The early civilizations --- Egyptian, Greek,

Roman, Chinese, Egyptian, --- made use of aromatic plant materials in religious ritual and to promote physical and mental wellness. Aroma therapy is a specific science and a deeply complex art. When inhaled, essential oil component molecules enter the nasal passages where they stimulate the olfactory nerve, sending messages directly into the limbic system of the brain. The limbic system is the seat of memory, learning and emotion. The inhalation of essential oils triggers changes within the limbic system which in turn can stimulate physiological responses within the body via the nervous, endocrine or immune systems.

Essential oils nourish and stimulate your skin, enhance your immune system, oils have a potentially powerful healing capacity when appropriately therapeutically applied. and delight the senses. Use them in your home and environment as room mists, candles, air fresheners and vaporizers. Open your mind to Aromatherapy and reap the benefits!

The Health Wonders of Bee Pollen

by Steve Schecter, N.D.

Apitherapy including HoneyBee Pollen, Honey, Propolis and Bee VenomBee pollen contains all the essential components of life. The percentage of rejuvenating elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer's yeast and wheat germ. Bee pollen corrects the deficient or unbalanced nutrition, common in the customs of our present-day civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added chemical ingredients, which expose us to physiological problems as various as they are numerous.

Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food. Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other religious books, and ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. It has long been prescribed by traditional health practitioners-including the fathers of Western medicine Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras-for its healing properties. Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span. Bee pollen's ability to consistently and noticeably increase energy levels makes it a favorite substance among many world class athletes and those interested in sustaining and enhancing quality performance.

Bee pollen is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it in a surprising number of applications: for improving endurance and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulating the intestines, building new blood, preventing infectious diseases such as the cold and flue (it has antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.

The Herbal Home Spa: Naturally Refreshing Wraps, Rubs, Lotions, Masks, Oils, and Scrubs

Home herbal spa Slices of cucumbers to refresh tired eyes, olive oil to restore hair, a lemon rinse to lighten hair color. By no means is natural body care alien to most people, yet many of herbalist Breedlove's more than 110 recipes, remedies, and ideas will enlighten and inspire. In fact, she provides some rather unusual alternatives for most if not all of the commercial skin, hair, and other care products. Need to darken hair? Try a mix of black walnut hulls, grape leaves, wine, and water. Corns a real annoyance? Bandage roasted garlic cloves around the offending toes. Suffering from itchiness due to poison ivy or dry skin? There's the cucumber pizza solution, slathering the entire body with this green vegetable. In addition to providing tons of tips about pampering, she also walks readers through the maze of herbs and natural ingredients, from acacia flowers to zinc oxide paste. A 101 course in soothing and relaxing. These easy-to-make recipes include facial steams, scrubs, masks, and lip balms; massage oils, baths, rubs, and wraps; hand, nail, and foot treatments; and shampoos, dyes, and conditioners. Includes bathing rituals and massage techniques.

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Garlic: The Great Protector

Garlic and the Medicinal Healing Properties of Allicin Garlic is an amazing herbal supplement that helps with so many things. Research shows garlic contains compounds that can help prevent and cure infections, certain types of cancers including, stomach, skin, breast, esophageal, oral, and colon, reduce the bodies stress from pollution, enhance the immune system, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, arthritis, asthma, circulatory problems, colds and flu, digestive disorders, insomnia, liver disease, sinusitis, and ulcers. Garlic is good for virtually any disease or infection.

Garlic has been used since the days of the Egyptians to treat wounds, infections, tumors, and intestinal parasites. Garlic's reputation as a powerful medical herb dates back to over 5,000 years. It's usage's vary throughout it's history. For instance, the Encyclopedia reports that "Four garlic bulbs were found in King Tut's tomb, obviously intended to feed the pharaoh in afterlife. Roman gladiators ate garlic before combat, and Roman nobleman gave garlic to their laborers and soldiers". During World War II, a time when antibiotics were scarce, garlic was placed in the wounds to prevent infection. Needless to say, garlic has been in existence for many years with the intention of healing.

Fulvic Acid

Fulvic acids, a natural extract from ancient plant deposits that was created 75 million years ago in the upper cretaceous period, consist of an immense arsenal and array of naturally occurring phytochemicals, biochemicals, supercharged antioxidants, free-radical scavengers, super oxide dismutases, nutrients, enzymes, hormones, amino acids, antibiotics, antivirals, and antifungals. Fulvic Acids greatly enhance the bioavailability of important trace minerals. Regenerate and prolong the residence time of essential nutrients in the cells. Modify the damage or toxic compounds such as heavy metals and free radicals. Enhance the permeability for digestive, circulatory, and cell membranes. As the most powerful, natural electrolyte known, fulvic acid restores electrical balance to damaged cells, neutralizes toxins and can eliminate food poisoning within minutes. To the science of living cells, fulvic acids are vital in bringing substantial amounts of nutrients and minerals into water solution and delivering their living energies to the living cells. (do not confuse "fulvic acid" with "folic acid" which is a common B vitamin)

Salt Deficiency: the cause of many serious diseases

In ancient times, soldiers were paid with a rare and expensive essential known as salt. Modern "salt" has little relationship with what was anciently called by that name. Salt is in its own right as necessary to the functions of the human body, as are other essential nutrients.

Mankind originally emerged from the sea. So we, so to speak, still carry sea water in our veins; the chemical and mineral composition of our blood and saline fluids have an amazing similarity to sea water. And when we are an embryo in our mother's womb, we are encased in a sack filled with a saline fluid which is in some ways identical to sea water.

"Refined Sea Salt, this is where things go wrong, at least in terms of your health. The salt is refined to remove impurities, to make it attractive and uniform in appearance, and to extract most of the mineral elements. When they have finished refining your salt, it looks great, and flows easily out of your salt shaker, but 82 of the 84 mineral elements have been extracted. They have added chemical additives which bleach the salt whiter, prevent water absorption while the salt is in the box, make the salt flow freely in your salt shaker, and add iodine and iodine stabilizers. The chemical additives which prevent the refined salt from absorbing water while it is in the box also prevent the refined salt from being properly absorbed in your body. This is why we are constantly being told that it is harmful to our health to consume too much salt. Natural salt, which has not been refined, can be consumed in any amount. As a matter of fact, it is impossible to consume too much natural unrefined salt! Why? Because the body, with its natural affinity for unrefined salt, will simply pass the excess unrefined salt out of our bodies."

Sea water contains 84 mineral elements. These same 84 mineral elements are found in our bodies. Modern science has determined that 24 of these elements are essential for life (i.e., you will die if any are missing), although many believe that a proper balance of all 84 elements in our bodies is necessary for good health. Whenever a dietary deficiency of any of these elements occurs, the cells in our bodies lose ions. A loss of ions in our cells causes imbalances, a breakdown of the cell regeneration and growth process, and loss of the cells themselves, which does lead to nervous disorders, brain damage, muscle damage or illness. Therefore, it is vital to your health to have the proper mineral balance in the saline and ion composition of your blood, and these compositions must be maintained within very precise limits. Illnesses and conditions which have been traced to a deficiency of the minerals which are found in sea salt are: cancer, low energy, loss of memory, unnecessary aging, obesity, immune system disease, water retention and edema, ulcers, hyperactivity, fragile teeth and bones, Addison's disease, rheumatism, low sexual vitality, impaired thinking, impaired adrenals, neuralgia, impaired sexual organs, deformed breasts, and liver illness. The refined, heat processed salt you buy at the store is only sodium chloride; all of the other beneficial elements have been removed.

An abundance of the ingredients in unrefined real salt (not common table salt) are as synonymous with life today as they were a billion years ago before single cells appeared here. Lack of them is synonymous with birth defects, organ failure, decay, diseases, premature aging and death at a young age.

Do it Yourself Weed Medicine

The medicine you really need may be growing in your back yard right now!

Guide to medicinal HerbsDitch those dangerous synthetic pharmaceuticals! The best medicine in the world is created by nature, not greedy drug companies. Now you can learn the secrets about natural medicine growing all around you as Granny Earth reveals the little-known medicinal uses of plants you thought were only weeds!

Are you still paying for medicine from a pharmacy? That's what the drug companies want you to do because it earns them billions in profits. They don't want you to learn how to get your medicine for free, straight from nature, by learning the truth about how plants not pharmaceutical factories produce the safest and most effective medicine in the world!

Meet Granny Earth N.D. a 66-year-young naturopath and self-taught weed enthusiast who is an expert in natural medicine that grows wild. She's compiled a lifetime of knowledge of plant-based cures, remedies and treatments in her new book, Do it Yourself Weed Medicine. Filled with illustrations, drawings, remedies, recipes and words of inspiration, Granny Earth's Do it Yourself Weed Medicine will move you beyond the limited realm of pharmaceutical symptom-masking and into a world of true health, empowered by the medicine nature intended you to use the medicine found in plants!

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Swedish Bitters

This recipe was found among the writtings of the well-known Swedish physician, rector of medicine, Dr. Samst. He died in his 104th year in a riding accident. His parents and grandparents all reached a patriarchal age.

"As a refugee from the German speaking area of Czechoslovakia, I became ill with typhoid fever in a camp in Bavaria, caused by contaminated meat and, through it came jaundice and an obstruction of the intestines. I spent more than 6 months in hospital and when my husband got my mother, my mother-in-law, our child and myself to Austria, I was a young but sick woman. At night I was hit by terrible pain that shot through my body like a sword. In these moments I could neither stand nor sit, walk nor lie down; at the same time I vomited and had diarrhoea. I was a helpless bundle of misery. These were after pains of the typhoid fever which sometimes can go on for years, as the doctor said. One day a woman brought me a small bottle containing a dark brown, strong smelling liquid. She had heard of my illness and wanted to help. The Swedish Bitters had relieved her of a serious complaint. Accompanying it was a transcript of an "Old Manuscript " in which was explained, in 46 points, how these drops heal every illness."

The Miraculous Health Benefits of Earth's Most Essential Resource

No matter what the specific health or fitness goal, one cannot achieve the maximum benefit from any health program without drinking the right kind of water in the proper amount. All experts agree, that next to the air we breathe, water is the most important thing we will ever put in our bodies. It is surprising that so much time and money is being spent on supplements, organic foods and natural remedies but little attention is given to the quality and effect of the water with which those items are taken.

The Mayo Clinic had pronounced Lloyd Palmer, of Minnesota, as incurable. Since 1965 he had suffered from excruciatingly painful arthritis of his spinal column -- ankylosing spondylitis. His spine twisted and lost movement until, he says, he became a "walking comma." He suffered pain for 31 years, until he started to drink water and take salt. He writes: "I continue to be pain-free with my ankylosis spondylitis one year after starting the water/salt regime. My blood pressure is normal as well. I thank God every day for allowing me to finally be pain-free." (comparison of water filtration systems.)

Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies are 38 plant and flower based remedies, each one specially devised to treat a different feeling. They help you to manage the emotional demands of everyday life, the kind of feelings that affect everyday life in the 90s. The Bach Flower Remedies work by Bach Flower Remediesstimulating the bodys own capacity to heal itself, by balancing negative feelings, helping you to take control, feel good about yourself, and get more out of life. The Bach Flower Remedies are unique, simple to use, suitable for the entire family.

The Bach Flower Remedies : Including Heal Thyself, the Twelve Healers, the Bach Remedies Repertory Dr. Edward Bach (1886 - 1936)

A British origin Doctor - discovered flower therapy between 1930-1936, which is called Bach flower therapy later on. He was a renowned physician and bacteriologist. While practicing as an allopathic doctor he realized the meaning of old dictum that "There are no diseases, only sick people". When he was treating the factory laborers prone to various diseases, he observed that the workers were working under some unknown fear - the fear that they would be jobless. Thus when the mind is under constant pressure of fear, terror, uncertainty, despondency and despair, it is obvious that the harmony between mind and body gets imbalanced. The vital force of life gets disturbed resulting into illness. This also makes the immunity of body frail and the physical body gets easily susceptible to the diseases or conditions. Therefore the patient is more important than the diseases. His mental make up is vital in determining the correct line of treatment and every ailment is the result or expression of mental disturbances due to accumulated various mind obstructions originating either itself from mind or surrounding environment.

Flower Essence for Animals
Flower essences are a safe, effective and natural way to help your animal companion lead a healthier and happier life.

Arthritis and painful joints, rheumatism, cancer, bursitis, genital herpes, herpes zoster, allergies, systemic candidiasis, PMS and irregularities of the menstrual cycle, HIV virus, environmental toxin poisoning, urinary tract and prostate problems.

Cat's Claw (Una De Gato) is a rain forest herb that grows in the Peruvian Amazon; it has been used by native healers for many years. This herb has a wide range of therapeutic applications, especially for the digestive and immune systems.Research has been conducted on Cat's Claw for over two decades, and it has been referred to as The Opener of the Way by Dr. Brent W. Davis, D.C. due to its powerful cleansing effects on the intestinal tract. It helps to heal numerous stomach/intestinal disorders including: ulcers, Chron's disease, diverticulitis, leaky bowel syndrome, colitis, gastritis, hemorrhoids, fistulas, parasites, and intestinal flora imbalance.

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The Nervous System: Healing with Medicinal Plants and Diet

With the high level of stress now being experienced in our society, consumers are realizing that "adaptogenic" herbs, formulated properly, Reducing stress naturally assist in the prevention of many of the stress related ailments that are engulfing our civilization. Nowhere is the efficacy of diet and herbalism more evident than in problems related to the nervous system. Stress, anxiety, tension and depression are intimately connected with most illness

Nowhere is the efficacy of diet and herbalism more evident than in problems related to the nervous system. Stress, anxiety, tension and depression are intimately connected with most illness

"Among the more outstanding serious problems that have been recorded at the Clinic of Herbal Medicine in Balham, London, England, (the teaching clinic of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists), are: the control of Parkinson's disease in a 59-year old man; the elimination of epileptic seizures in a 14-year old girl; the removal of clinical depression in a 46-year old woman; the eradication of frequent migraine attacks in many patients; and the regulation of the wide mood swings and other distressing symptoms that accompany both menopause and premenstrual stress in countless women patients."

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