Comfrey is an age old herb that has been used for thousands of years, and a major healing plant during revolutions and wars to heal trauma, pain, and wounds. It was the number one herb in most medicine chests and recommended by herbalists until recently when it was discovered to contain alkaloids that could cause liver damage. It looked like we were losing one of our most valuable herbs for eliminating pain, trauma, sprains, arthritis pain, wounds, abrasions, cuts, bruises, burns and whatever seems to ail you. The FDA encouraged companies in the U.S. to voluntarily ban the use of…• • • • More • • • •
Many people have gout and are prescribed medications, but they too have their own set of side effects. Cherries are an old wives tale to treat gout, but now science has proven that cherries alleviate the uric acid crystals that cause gout. The best form of cherry fruit and the most effective is called freeze-dried cherry fruit extract. Usually 750 mg to 1500 mg once or twice a day is a good dosage.• • • • More • • • •
Strontium can have a tremendous effect in positively changing bone health and bone density. In fact, it can fight and possibly even prevent osteoporosis. My good friend, Dr. Jonathan Wright, observed significant improvement in the bone density of his patients who used strontium citrate, which of the several forms available, is the most easily absorbed by the body.
The results of a three year randomized, double-blind placebo controlled study using 2 grams strontium daily were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, and were impressive: women suffering from osteoporosis experienced a 41% reduction in risk of a vertebral fracture…• • • • More • • • •
A lack of iron is the number one deficiency in the world. A lack of iron is the number one deficiency in women aged 50 and younger. 50% of all pregnant women are deficient in iron. One out of every five menstruating women are deficient in iron. Iron deficiency causes fatigue, lack of concentration, brain fog, and cold hands and feet. In fact, it has been estimated that 90% of women complaining of chronic fatigue are deficient in iron.
The most effective form of iron that is non-constipating or irritating to the stomach lining is iron glycinate. Iron glycinate is…• • • • More • • • •
Drugs will never cure disease. Drugs do not provide a measure of health. Drugs were intended to be used during a crisis to save lives but they have become our healthcare system. Food is our best medicine. 95% of the world depends on plant medicines for their medicine. Curcumin and grape seed extract can prevent and treat a variety of diseases. And new research is being done on curcumin and grape seed extract OPCs all the time. As more people become more aware of these developments, I believe a second American revolution – a revolution in health – will be…• • • • More • • • •
While there is no known cure for arthritis, you can eliminate the aches and pains of arthritis. Recent studies on devils claw show that it not only supports low back health but also reduces the symptoms of arthritis. In Europe, the number one herb for arthritis and reduction of pain is devils claw. It’s a South African root that resembles a claw and has been used for many decades to relieve the symptoms of arthritis and low back pain. A good combination for relieving arthritis would be curcumin, boswellia, devils claw and Indian gooseberry.• • • • More • • • •
Propolis is used by the bees after they add beeswax and resin that forms a glue that they then use to seal the openings in their hive against bacteria and viruses. It's their natural antibiotic which protects the health of the hive. The bees collect the source of the propolis from the buds of trees and shrubs. You and I can also use Propolis as a natural antibiotic.
Science has now proven it's a natural antimicrobial. It can protect our bodies from bacterial, viral, and fungal infections. I just met a young man who had a staph infection on his…• • • • More • • • •
Mesoglycan, a natural substance extracted from the intestines of an animal and used frequently in drug research in Europe, is now available in the U.S. Studies indicate that it may reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes by improving the circulation to heart and brain carrying nutrients and oxygen to these vital tissues. Mesoglycan can also treat poor circulation to the legs and other extremities as well as varicose veins and DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Mesoglycan also treats leg pain for those who experience pain upon walking.• • • • More • • • •
Much of our fatigue and exhaustion is caused by adrenal insufficiency, in other words, an underactive adrenal function. This underactivity can be caused by a lack of nutrients that provide nourishment for the adrenals, or a loss of one of our two adrenals, or a defect in the adrenals. While there is no disease present, you can expect a weak adrenal system to work effectively no more than a weak arm could lift a heavy object. Of all the people surveyed with adrenal insufficiency, 94% experienced fatigue and exhaustion.
Many were very pessimistic, unusual complainers, experienced unfounded fears, made mountains…• • • • More • • • •
Glutathione is the Master Antioxidant Providing Protection for Every Cell in the Body. It is so important that it’s not left to chance that it could be supplied to our body from an outside source. It is manufactured in the liver through a process of a combination of amino acids.
For reasons unexplained and unknown, our glutathione levels can drop significantly low. It is at that stage that the aging process, filled with a variety of diseases, starts to escalate. There is a YouTube which shows Dr. David Perlmutter working with a Parkinson’s patient who can barely walk and talk…• • • • More • • • •
Prescribing statin drugs has been found to be absolutely useless as it will never prevent a heart attack or stroke, or add one day to your life. Cardiovascular disease is caused by inflammation and the deficiency of nutrients that are barely provided by the American diet. Dr. Dennis Goodman and Dr. Margaret Seelig have studied magnesium extensively and its relationship to cardiovascular health. Dr. Seelig studied magnesium over 40 years and reported that it could replace the whole pharmacy of cardiovascular drugs. Men should take 420 mg of magnesium daily and women 320 mg of magnesium daily. Both doctors consider…• • • • More • • • •
I think most people are aware of the heart healthy benefits of olive oil but are unable to find a way to add it to their diet or dislike taking olive oil by the spoonful. Olive oil has been singled out as being one of the best foods in the Mediterranean diet, a diet that seems to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Olive oil is truly a heart healthy, nutritional wonder.
A European company that specializes in olive oil research has been able to concentrate olive oil 500 times with additional olive fruit extract and olive leaf…• • • • More • • • •
Recent research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest has discovered a unique form of echinacea, and through research discovered a set of phytochemicals that triggers the neurons in the brain for relaxation. This is not the type of echinacea that supports the immune system when plagued with a cold or flu. This echinacea is a special variety which triggers and targets brain neurons.
Usually when echinacea is consumed, it is taken in significant quantities, but scientists in Budapest found the dosage to be different for this unique species, and only 20 mg of echinacea is required one or…• • • • More • • • •
Drugs are now on the market to treat dry eyes. While there are some diseases and prescription drugs that can cause dry eyes, the majority of dry eyes are caused by weather, sun, contact lenses, central heating, air conditioning, and the continued use of computer monitors. Therefore, it makes sense to include a dietary food supplement that can hydrate the mucous membranes. The mucous membranes cover our entire body (skin), and internally the mucous membranes are found throughout the digestive tract from one end to the other, as well as the eyes and vagina. When these membranes dry out, they are…• • • • More • • • •
The antioxidants in pomegranate provide numerous health benefits for the circulatory system. As we age, our arteries and other blood vessels become less efficient at transporting blood effectively. This can be due to a buildup in the arteries, hardening of the arteries, and other conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. In studies, pomegranate protected cholesterol from becoming oxidized and accumulating in the arteries —a problem which, when left untreated, can damage artery walls. Pomegranate works by accelerating the activity of an enzyme that breaks down harmful fats in the arteries.
This wonder of nature has also been shown to…• • • • More • • • •
The human body is estimated to have around 60,000 miles of blood vessels! Uninhibited, healthy blood flow through these strong, flexible arteries, veins, and capillaries is central to good health. There is no drug that can make these blood vessels stronger; however, there is a nutrient that accomplishes the job — mesoglycan. Mesoglycan occurs naturally in the body and works to repair damaged blood vessels not only in the heart but also throughout the body including the legs, brain, and eyes. In fact, the entire circulatory system needs this necessary component to build strong and flexible blood vessel walls. Mesoglycan…• • • • More • • • •
Antioxidant compounds from grape seeds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins or OPCs help protect the circulatory system by reducing blood pressure, protecting blood vessel walls from free radical activity and dangerous oxidation, and discouraging blood clots. In one Italian clinical study, people with either pre- or mild hypertension were split into three groups. Two of the groups received either a low or high dose of grape seed extract while the third group served as a control group with simple changes to diet and exercise. At the end of the four-month trial, both grape seed extract groups saw an improvement in blood pressure,…• • • • More • • • •
A compound in butcher’s broom called ruscogenin has been shown to repair the delicate circulatory machinery that helps our blood vessels become stronger and work efficiently. Butcher’s broom is well known for treating varicose veins and the symptoms of chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). One multi-center, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patients with CVI found that butcher’s broom reduced leg swelling extensively, especially in the lower leg and ankle. By 12 weeks, the study participants reported a noticeable improvement in the heaviness and tension felt in their legs.
Butcher’s broom extract was shown to help the veins in the legs pump…• • • • More • • • •
I think your varicose veins will love you for taking this herb. If you’ve ever heard about resveratrol from red wine, take notice of its first cousin: red vine leaf. Another of grape’s great gifts can be found in the leaves of the red grape plant. Red vine leaf extract provides anthocyanins and other protective polyphenols. It has been clinically proven to relieve the pain and swelling associated with varicose veins and chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), problems due to poor circulation.
In one study, red vine leaf extract was found to be just as effective as compression stockings and other…• • • • More • • • •
A lack of sleep is as destructive to the body as smoking. Everyone should enjoy good,sound sleep at least 8 to 9 hours a night. However, most of the drugs that are prescribed to induce sleep have too many side effects that lower the benefits of their use. A new European formulation of plant oils to induce a sound sleep is now available in the U.S. These four plants are mandarin orange, lavender, lemon balm, and ravensara. These plant oils are available in softgels. Taking 1 or 2 softgels before bedtime will reduce the stress of the day and a…• • • • More • • • •