You aren’t helpless when it comes to stopping flu viruses, colds, respiratory infections, and the severity of shingles. You aren’t helpless because I’m about to tell you all the natural ways you can boost your immune system and fight viruses, shingles, and respiratory infections —naturally. In fact, you can have a finely tuned immune system and fight off viral attacks.
Q. Dear Terry, “I was always slender growing up, but now I keep gaining weight that I cannot lose. I do my best to exercise regularly and watch what I eat. Is there something else I should be doing to prevent this weight gain?” — Ari S., Sierra Vista, AZ
Q. Dear Terry, “My husband just had rotator cuff surgery last week. Fortunately, his doctor is open to including natural ingredients in his treatment plan. Can you recommend some ingredients that would help with his recovery?” — Tiffany E., Burlington, VT
Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
If you’ve ever had a sprained ankle, a black and blue bruise, or an aching back or joints, then you know how much suffering these injuries can cause. Throughout the ages, we’ve endured the pain of these injuries unaware that we could find quick relief with an amazing and potent herb that has been used for centuries to heal the suffering. And, this herb is called comfrey.
Why is comfrey so powerful as a healer? It soothes pain, slows down further damage to injuries, and fast forwards the production of healthy cartilage, tendons, and muscles. It quickly and efficiently rebuilds damaged blood, bone and flesh, and that’s precisely what is needed for injuries such as wounds, sores, burns, cuts, scrapes, bites, stings, rashes, swollen tissue, sprains and broken bones. That is why comfrey, throughout the ages in herbal lore, has been known as knitback, bruisewort, knitbone, and boneset.
Not all comfrey products are safe to use due to their concentration of compounds called pyrrolizidine alkaloids, PA’s for short. The FDA has banned comfrey oral supplements due to the PA’s toxic effect on the liver. Comfrey ointments can be used topically but not on open wounds. A German company has been successful in developing Trauma Comfrey, a new approved species of comfrey that does not contain these toxic alkaloids. The German Health Authorities has approved Trauma Comfrey for adults and children over the age of four.
TODAY'S WORD From Joel and Victoria
There's Power in Unity!
People aren't going to know we're His disciples by how many times we come to church or how many Scriptures we can quote. People will know we're His disciples by the love we show one another.
The enemy tries to bring division throughout the Body of Christ by keeping us focused on our differences. When we're critical and judgmental, we build walls that separate us. The Bible says in Ephesians 4:13, "We need to come together in the unity of faith." There's great power in unity! We can do a whole lot more together, as born-again believers, than we can do apart. Let's decide to lay down our differences and come together in the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ.
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“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease”. —Thomas Edison
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
"God, allow the love of Christ to flow through me. I want to be a beacon of love and forgiveness–just as Christ came here to be. Remind me that when I hurt others, I also hurt You. God, use me to unify Your family of faith in Jesus' name. Amen!"