Doing a Simple Salve Pack

Fomentation 2- 178x178A big part of clearing any injury or illness from the body requires the affected area be cleared of blockage and flooded with healing nutrients.  One of the most effective ways to accomplish this has been with the use of “Hot Fomentation” a very time consuming, messy procedure.  The value of the fomentation for relief of pain and healing cannot be over stated.  The fact that few will take the time or extend the effort is also a truth.  Because of this truth HEAL has developed a line of herbal Salves, loaded with the needed herbal nutrients, which can be applied quickly and easily, in most cases taking the place of the “hot fomentation”.

Salve packs can be used effectively for many issues such as: Inflamed arthritic joints, gout, bursitis, soft tissue injuries, pulled muscles, injured tendons, thyroid malfunctions, infected wounds, malfunctioning kidneys, Edema, tumors, to name just a few.  Applying the healing herbals topically, allowing them to saturate the affected area will shorten as well as aid the healing process.

Knee Pack475x317Applying the Salve Pack:

1) Gather the items, Salve, Cotton Flannel (or other natural fiber cloth), Press N Seal wrap. Optional items: Towel and heating pad.

2) Cut Flannel to fit area to be treated.  Material should be folded once/ two layers.

3) Cut Press n Seal wrap and place on counter; Place folded flannel in center of wrap.

4) Apply a good portion salve to Flannel

5) Pick up entire pack and apply over affected area, smooth the wrap firmly into skin.

back-pack-5Applying a heating pad over the pack will aid the absorption of the nutrients into the tissue.  Do not apply a source of heat to a newly injured site. The salve pack can be applied but wait 24 hours or better depending on the degree of injury before applying any heat source to a fresh injury.  Ensure all bleeding has been arrested before any heat is applied.

6) Apply towel over Pack, top with heating pad for 30 min to an hour depending on the injury.

fomentation-1Note: the M&L salve is an excellent tool to massage into most affected areas before applying a healing or drawing salve pack.  This salve opens up the area allowing free movement of fluid and toxins from the affected area.  Applying a small amount over the affected area just before applying a pack will enhance the effects of most packs.

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Healing the Bowels

The clearing and healing of the bowel is likely the most important part to any healing program.  With this understanding in mind the subject of how to heal a sick bowel can never be exhausted.  The Lower Bowel Formulas #1 and #2 are the tools needed for this purpose.  Knowing their value and how to use them well will aid in any cleansing or healing program.

icf2-bLBF #2 thumbnailWith these two formulas, the LBF #1 and LBF #2, you have the “hot and cold” for the bowel.  The LBF #1 will make the bowel work more effectively, move the waste out better.  The #1’s (poop pills) will soften the waste and support the bowel muscles to more it along.

The LBF #2 should be taken every three hours (5 doses a day) I find it easiest to remember by taking the dose at 3,6, 9 or 12 o’clock if I’m awake for any of these hours.   This formula draws inflammation and infection from the bowel walls, healing the bowel.  IT is a binding formula so an extra dose can be used to slow down the bowel action if the LBF #1’s (poop pills) make the bowel too active.

Begin using the LBF #2 when the bowels are working well.  Increase the #1’s  until you find good movements, then add an additional capsule of the #1’s the night before you begin using the LBF #2.  IN the morning when you take your first dose of the LBF #2 any over active feeling or action in the bowel will be calmed.

anxiety-herbs-lgIn the evening when you are ready to take you #1’s (poop pills) consider how your bowels functioned that day, if they were a bit slow take an extra capsule, if they were a bit over active drop a capsule.  The number of caps you use will flux with the detoxing activity going on in your body.  The more intense the detoxing from the liver ect… the heavier the waste dumped into the bowel will be, (less or no fiber is mixed into the toxic waste dumped from the liver) because of this when the body is doing a good detox you may need to increase your #1’s to keep the waste moving out well.  When the body takes a break from this work your need for the #1’s may drop off a bit.

You have the tools in your hands to support your bowels preventing an uncomfortable or backed up condition in the bowel.  A little thought each night before taking your capsules will prove very beneficial to your entire healing program.  Only you will be able to say what is the right number of capsules on any given day.  The LBF#2 should be established and continued, don’t start and stop this formula while healing the bowel, use the LBF #1’s (poop pills) to slow or increase the bowel function while maintaining the LBF #2, (healing formula for the bowel) using this formula every three waking hours.  It may take several months of continued use to heal a diseased or infected bowel.

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Understanding Kidney Function

An article by Dr. John R. Christopher provides a simple but complete understanding of kidney function:

DCPhoto“The duties of the kidneys are best described by calling them the filters of the blood.

“Your blood flows constantly through your kidneys to be purified or filtered. You might be surprised to learn that more than 500 grains of waste matter, acids and poisons have to be moved from the blood through the kidneys every 24 hours.  You can easily see, therefore, that on this filtering and eliminating depends your health to a very great extent. Let the kidneys fail to function properly and nature will call your attention to it right away.

“You will feel depressed and tired, restless at night, and pains in the back will show up. There might be scanty urine or a desire to urinate frequently. Your head will ache and many other aches and pains will be making their appearance.

“You really cannot be surprised that you do not feel well.

“Just figure your kidneys would do only half the work and eliminate only 250 grains of waste, what will become of the other 250 grains? They will be carried back into your blood and poison your system.

“Watch, therefore, your kidneys and deal with even minor irregularity promptly.

“To avoid trouble be careful with your diet.

“Americans consume daily 80 grs. of meat or nearly 3 ounces more of protein-thus attempting to dispose of about 35 grams more than we have capacity for. This overload gradually smashes the kidneys and throws them out of commission.

“Our kidneys cannot talk; they just have to stay mum until a hundred and one bodily disorders start us looking around for some mysterious cause of serious trouble. Then, as a rule, it is too late to apologize to the kidneys.”

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Continuing Well

barefootMy best intentions are always easy to follow at the start of the day when my vitality levels are high, my emotional love cup full.  As the day wears on my best intentions can ebb right along with my emotional energies.  The ability to choose well when feeling drained is where the emotional rubber meets the road.  So let’s talk about how to set ourselves up to succeed.  How do we avoid the emotional trap of diving into old familiar patterns when the heart and mind are too tired to do more?

Remove temptation out of reach before it becomes a problem.  Know yourself; set yourself up to win during the strong times.  Clear the kitchen, clean out the closets, and make a standing date with a friend to do any activity you know you will not do alone.  Find a trustworthy friend to be accountable to.

Pain is an excellent motivator.  There is nothing better than a painful condition or experience to induce even the biggest skeptic to face up to life and implement some much needed changes.   The real issue is often not the getting started but the continuing on.  We often hold back just enough to keep out options open, one eye looking back while trying to venture into something new and unknown.

Moving on and winning at this thing called life often means cutting loose people, places, and things that prevent growth.  Personal experience has taught there is no way around this process, the gaping whole created in the life will take time to fill.  Letting go of what is not working is the only way to enable a place in your life for something better and new to grow.

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A Few Final Thoughts on Cleansing

Echinacea in the sunWhen beginning any healing or detoxing program the benefits will only come if the waste can be removed and healing nutrition brought in.  The largest elimination organ is our colon.  If this avenue of elimination is not open and producing well all the good you are doing is for naught.  The waste will be reabsorbed as it sets in a sluggish backed up bowel waiting to be eliminated from the body.

The healing and detoxing of the body need not be a negative experience.  Many people are hesitant to begin a good detox because they cannot afford to be sick or don’t want to feel bad.  Detoxing can produce flu like symptoms when the waste that should be eliminated is reabsorbed.   Feeling bad is not necessary, when the immune system is supported with proper nutrition and enough Echinacea the waste is neutralized and eliminated, not reabsorbed.

It’s all good.  With proper nutritional and emotional support the healing of the body, mind and heart can be an uplifting fulfilling time.  Healing is not so much about the diseased condition as it is about unblocking life on every level, while flooding the body, mind, and soul with healing, restorative nutrients.  Take the opportunity to get real with yourself.  You are a physical, Emotional and Spiritual child of God, as the physical body begins to heal there will be a corresponding clearing of old issues from your emotional and Spiritual life.

Everyone will have their share of pain in this life.  The hard times are not here to destroy us, but to enable us to grow.  As we choose to meet life’s challenges, we develop real worth and depth of character.  When we choose to turn about and squarely face our own personal demons, we inevitably discover how powerful a single choice can be.  The power of choice is the gift Jesus died to give each of us.  The journey of 1,000 miles begins with one step. The power to overcome on every level and rise above every weakness begins with one choice.  When you choose to embrace life’s trials, you are choosing to attend classes designed specifically for you.   Now, instead of being a victim, you are choosing to expand and grow psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually.

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LIVER FLUSHING-The Ultimate Healing Tool

liverflushdrink1Any healing program will be deficient or hastened depending on how well the ‘Liver Flush’ is used.  This statement is all inclusive; regardless if one is healing from an injury, degenerative disease, or a cancer, whatever the body is clearing, if the liver is not flushed often and well the healing will be slow or not at all.

The Liver is the vacuum cleaner of the body.  Any healing will create an amount of waste that must be eliminated (vacuumed) from the system.

cup-of-tea-01The Immune System also plays an important part.  An immune cell must attach and neutralize this toxic or degraded matter before it can be processed from the body.  When there are too few immune cells to attach each piece of “die-off” the toxic waste that is not neutralized must be reabsorbed back into the system. The reabsorption of these pollutants creates a toxic condition with symptoms ranging from headaches to sever body aches and everything between.

When the waste, “die-off” is ready for elimination the liver is then able to filter the toxins from the body’s fluids.   Problems occur when the liver is unable to process the waste properly into the bowel for elimination from the body.

healing crisisThe vacuum bag is full.  Anyone who has tried to use a vacuum when the bag was full quickly realized their efforts were wasted.  Either the machine failed to pull the waste or it was blown from the vents around the bag settling back onto the floor.  This action also mirrors the effect of a backed up Liver on the body’s systems.  When the liver is unable to clear or dump the waste it is holding the process of filtering all but stops and the system tries to process the excess waste out through the skin.  The Skin was not intended for this type of toxicity and quickly breaks down, or out, in hives, sores, rashes or any number of skin ailments.

Liver Flushing or Doing an “ELF” (Emergency Liver Flush) washes waste through the liver allowing a more effective clearing of toxins from the system.  Inflammation goes down.  Skin aliments are clear.  Sore inflamed joints are soothed.  Painful conditions in the body are cleared as the congestion is removed from the system.

Doing two or three ELF’s a week when clearing any major condition from the body will produce huge benefits.  Failing to do this work while doing any major cleansing program can often result in a preventable cleansing crisis as the body’s systems back up with un-eliminated toxins.

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Our Two Infection Fighters

adding extract to waterHEAL has two general infection fighting formulas, the Herbal Antibiotic, and Infection Formula.  The question keeps arising on how to use them.  I hope to address this today and provide a few tools for understanding how to fight infection naturally.

Definition

 Infection: The invasion and multiplication of microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, and parasites that are not normally present within the body. An infection may cause no symptoms and be subclinical, or it may cause symptoms and be clinically apparent. An infection may remain localized, or it may spread through the blood or lymphatic vessels to become systemic (bodywide). Micro-organisms that live naturally in the body are not considered infections. For example, bacteria that normally live within the mouth and intestine are not infections.

An infection is a serious condition that if left unchecked can be fatal.  Any infection of the body needs to be handled aggressively and cleared as quickly as possible.

Herbal Antibiotic

Garlic& Green183x253Formula: Garlic, Dandelion, Goldenseal, Cayenne, Ginger, Horseradish

This formula is all about the Garlic.

Garlic kills germs!!! In 1944, chemist C. Cavallito identified the stinky compound in garlic, called allicin, and demonstrated that it was a highly effective antibiotic. Other tests have confirmed that garlic is an even more powerful germ-killer than either penicillin or tetracycline. The list of microbes that garlic can slay includes botulism, tuberculosis, diarrhea, staph, dysentery, pneumonia, sepsis and typhoid. Reports list 72 separate bugs garlic can bump off; bacteria, yeast, fungus, parasites and protozoa all yield to garlic.

The most significant recent discovery is that garlic also kills viruses. Using the Herbal Antibiotic at the first sign of a cold or flu will in most cases prevent the onset of symptoms.  I have found when I begin to get that all over achy feeling or a scratchy feeling in the back of my throat I can prevent the viruses from getting a foot hold in my body if I will start using 1 teaspoon of Herbal Antibiotic in a cup of hot water with honey.  I will keep my cup full and sip on this all day long.  Normally I’m on top of my symptoms in about 24 hours.

Dr. North’s data shows garlic extract kills with near 100 percent effectiveness; human rhinovirus which causes colds, parainfluenza3, a common flu and respiratory virus, herpes simplex1, which causes fever blisters, herpes simplex2 responsible for genital herpes. In addition, garlic has killed the polio virus with 90 percent effectiveness and proven capable of tackling the deadly HIV virus.

The Herbal Antibiotic has been used effectively to clear nearly every type of infections.  I have always been disappointed and frustrated with how poorly it deals with teeth & gum infections.

For the basic Infection program download our Infection Information sheet:

Infection Formula

Plantain TeaIngredients: Plantain, Black Walnut, Goldenseal root, Bugle Weed, Marshmallow Root, Lobelia

This formula is all about Plantain.

Plantain is known as an alternative herb, cleaning the blood and the eliminative tissues and organs. Alterative herbs gradually alter and correct impurities and toxins within the blood. Therefore plantain is beneficial for the liver, kidneys and skin.

Plantain has a stimulating alterative effect on the circulatory system.

It is one of the best herbs for blood detoxification, especially where blood poisoning or bites and stings are present as plantain reduces the swelling as well as healing the affected area.

Plantain is also beneficial for kidney and bladder complaints as well as for any skin condition.

Plantain is therefore one of the most efficient herbs for fighting infection and can also be used as a poultice to draw out infection.

Good for:

  • Detoxification and improving the quality of the blood
  • Stimulating and detoxifying the circulatory system
  • Teeth & Gum infections
  • Blood poisoning, bites and stings
  • Fighting infection
  • Kidney and bladder complaints
  • Ongoing skin conditions
  • As a poultice for drawing toxins and infection from the body

Uses and Examples

Salve on FlannelOur Infection Salve has been used to clear strep from the skin. It is extremely effective on any skin infection including the more serious ones.  The salve is also an excellent aid for wasp or bee

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My Infection Testimony

wet&wildI have received numerous phone calls and emails from members with serious infections who are searching for a Natural Healthy way of cleansing their bodies from these unwanted invaders. It is becoming apparent that the antibiotics we have used for years are no longer working. Their only job is to suppress the symptoms, thus sending the infection deeper into the body.
Those who have used antibiotics to (heal) suppress the symptoms of infection; only to have the symptoms return shortly after the drugs are stopped, will understand this symptom merry-go-round. I have found a way off that ride for myself. I have had to contend with frequent kidney infections since I was a teenager.
Early on I would get a couple of infections a year. By my early 20’s I had progressed to seasonal bouts with infections. Over the next ten years they continued to be more and more frequent until I was spending more days using antibiotics than not. If I was not on a current proscription for infection I was fighting the backache and bladder discomfort that usually preceded a full-blown infection.
In 1996 we moved from California to New York where I was introduced to Natural Healing.
A friend at the campus my husband was working on suggested I use some dry herbs instead of running off to the emergency room for another prescription. I had lost my medical insurance and was willing to try anything that promised to save us the cost of the emergency room and expensive prescriptions.
My symptoms cleared quickly, leaving me amazed that something so simple could be so effective. It was almost three months before the infection tried to return, but this time I knew what to do and headed it off with the herbs I’d used before. Over the next two years I felt like I was on the edge of an infection several times but the dry herb mix managed to clear my symptoms, keeping me out of the Emergency Room and off those expensive medications.

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How to do an ELF

liver flush drink232x189We have developed a saying here at HEAL, “When nothing is going right and you feel awful, Do an Elf.” E.L.F. is short for Emergency Liver Flush. Over the years I have discovered the benefit of flushing the liver whenever a body is bogged down or what was working is no longer proving effective.

The logic behind liver flushing is quite simple, as are most powerful truths in this life. Doing an ELF, put simply, is equivalent to changing the bag on your internal vacuum cleaner. Anyone who has ever tried to vacuum a rug when the bag was full has discovered how useless the vacuum is until a fresh bag has been installed. The liver is our internal vacuum cleaner; it is constantly filtering toxins from our blood and tissues.

When the liver is unable, for whatever reason, to move the waste from itself and becomes about 70% toxic it will cease to function efficiently which can lead to problems. One issue I see often is eczema, psoriasis or hives, these are all conditions brought on by a malfunctioning liver. When unable to dump waste and toxins through normal channels (the bowels) the liver will begin removing waste vicariously through the skin. Problems quickly arise because the waste being forced through the skin is too toxic and the skin breaks down very rapidly. Often an acute onset of hives, psoriasis or eczema can be reversed quickly by doing an ELF, followed by a week of good liver flushing. If the condition has been allowed to remain for months or years it will take much longer and a lot more work to clear it from the body.

An excellent time to consider doing an elf would be to clear the lingering symptoms from a flu you had weeks ago that just won’t end. Anytime you are not bouncing back from whatever got you down it will only help to clear the liver, allowing it to filter the waste from your body more effectively.

Anyone who no longer has a gallbladder ought to consider doing an elf at least once a month. Once the gallbladder has been removed the liver has a much harder time removing that thick waxy waste from itself.

How to Do an ELF

The Bowels Must be Open
The only prerequisite for doing a liver flush of any type is that the bowels MUST BE open and eliminating well.

Items you will want to have on hand:

Skillet
Castor Oil
Flannel Material
Press & Seal Wrap
Ginger Root for Juicing or Digestive Tonic
Blender or Shaker Glass
8-16 ounces Citrus Juice (I prefer Grapefruit)
8-16 ounces Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Timer or Clock
Towel or Terry Cloth Robe
Heating Pad or Hot Water Bottle

Optional Items:
Detox Tea
LG/AP Formula

Doing an ELF

The best time to do The ELF aka The Large Liver Flush or The Liver Bomb is between 6pm and 10pm. The liver responds best to the heavy flushing during these hours.

Castor Oil Pack

It is best to prepare the Castor Oil Pack and apply over the Liver before consuming the liver flush drink. To do this:

1) Cut a piece of flannel that will fit over the liver area when folded once. Two layers of Flannel cut to fit from under the breast to the pubic area and from just before the belly button to a little around the side on the right side of the body.

2) Pour 1 to 2 cups Castor Oil into a shallow pan and warm slightly (Very slightly)

3) Add Flannel to soak up warm castor oil

4) Lay press & Seal Wrap on counter sticky side up. You will need a piece large enough to completely cover the flannel

5) Lay the saturated Flannel on the Press & Seal, Pick up The wrap and flannel together and apply to the body over the liver.

6) At this point it is a good idea to have a terry bathrobe to assist in holding pack in place.

Making the Drink

Prepare 1 oz Ginger root juice or 1 tsp digestive tonic & 1 tsp LG\AP in 2oz water

In Blender combine 8 oz Extra Virgin Olive Oil with 8 ounces citrus juice. Whiz for a few seconds

1) Knock back the Ginger Root juice or Digestive Tonic Mix
2) Follow immediately drinking the Olive oil citrus mix.

Lay on Right Side

As soon as you are finished downing your drinks find a place to lay down on your right side, (liver down) for 45 minutes. Set the timer and remain on your right side the entire 45 minutes.
Applying Heat to the Pack

When you have finished the 45 minutes place a Heating Pad or Hot water bottle over Castor Oil pack for 45 minutes to an hour. This will drive the Castor Oil into your system to soften up the congestion in the liver.

You are then free to go to bed. Leave the pack over your liver all night long.

Drinking the Detox Tea

If you like while you are warming the Castor oil pack over your liver you may have as much of the Detox Tea as you want. The Detox Tea will help flush the oil through your system as well as prevent any ill effects such as nausea, burping or gas.

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ELF Party

chest-pain-183x253Saturday night we had an ELF Party.  Several of us decided to support a friend having serious gallbladder issues.  Over the past year or more he had mistakenly believed the pains in his upper chest and shoulder areas originated from pulled or over used muscles.  Earlier in the week when he shared his story with me I suggested he try the gallbladder attack remedy.  Within minutes he was completely out of pain.

As a retired nurse he understood the varied symptoms a gallbladder attack can have.  Before coming to the “light” he had spent his nursing career in Chemotherapy, mixing and administering all types of poisons.  Mistaking a gallbladder attack for something else is not uncommon.  Anytime you are dealing with abdominal discomfort or discomfort in the chest that arises after eating, it is not hard, with the use two specific herbal combinations, to rule out or in a gallbladder problem.

Bowels Must Be Moving Well

Clearing the pain was only the beginning; he would need to clear his bowels before he could clear the gallbladder with an ELF. He had already tried using the LBF #1 unsuccessfully.  As he progressed with the bowel cleansing program the pain in his chest and shoulders had become worse.  When he could no longer deal with the pain he had been forced to discontinue work on his bowels.   With the aid of the Gallbladder Attack Remedy he swallowed six LBF #1’s without problem.  For the first time in months he slept deeply thought the night not waking until well after 10:00 AM.

Before retiring for the night he had applied a castor oil pack over his bowels.  The Castor oil pack is used externally over the bowel, liver, heart, lungs, or tumors to break up congestion.  The use of a heating pad for an hour or two before bed had encouraged the castor oil into his bowel.  A pack was applied over his colon each night that week making short work of his backed up bowel.

Doing the “Roto-rooter” ELF

Saturday evening he arrived a bit apprehensive with the idea of drinking large amounts of Olive Oil, but empowered with the ability to quickly stop the painful attacks.  He decided to join our ELF Party.  After a bit of discussion he agreed to do the “roto-rooter” version of the ELF, sixteen ounces olive oil mixed in sixteen ounces of citrus juice.

We were ready to begin.  Gloria served us each an ounce of fresh ginger juice and our glasses of oil and citrus juice mix.  The citrus-oil drink is a great chaser for the hot peppery ginger juice.  We hardly knew we were drinking the oil.  As soon as the drinks were down the kitchen timer was set for 45 minutes and we all laid down on our right sides on the living room carpet.

The floor time went quickly; it was fun lying around with friends.  Now it was time to go downstairs and kick back in the loungers with our castor oil packs over the liver and heating pads over the packs while we watch a movie.  Our detox tea continued to prevent upset tummies.  We each drank a good sized glass while we watched our movie.  During a break in the movie we all got up to stretch our legs and moved around a bit.  We quickly discovered walking around made us sick to our stomachs, so we returned back to our loungers to watch another movie before heading to bed.

Our nurse friend did very well all evening.  He had no more discomfort than anyone else, even though he consumed twice as much olive oil.  The next morning he reported another good night’s sleep and everyone reported passing gallstones by noon.

All in all no one was any worse off for having come to our ELF Party.  A good time was had by all.

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