Living in Love

Pink bunch flipWhat is real love, how does it materialize into a life?  What impact will honest loving have in real life?

To know true love is to learn to be at peace with whatever the day brings.  Why?  Because all truth and love come from God, the Father who is love is aware of all my needs no matter how small.  He has covered my life, is willing to take every burden, and heal every hurt.

Accepting, and living in the flow of his love allows all His loving goodness to flow through my life, healing my past while providing strength for today’s trials and annoyances.  Where true love abides there is no fear.  The future holds only the bright promise that when we have done all the good possible in this life we will take that last step into eternity.

The eyes of love see and understand the damage selfishness and fear can inflict on the innocent.  True love is other focused more interested in giving than receiving.  His love allows me to love the unlovely, to care for those who have no care or concern for me.  I am loved.

Many hold the dream that true love sweeps all trials and annoyances from life’s path.  Such a dream is foolish thinking.  How would one grow if not for the trials life brings?  How can I learn to believe in a benevolent, loving heavenly father if the need to test my faith in him never arises?  Each trial is an opportunity to grow beyond who I am today.  A chance to embrace the truth about myself found only when daily annoyances and trials push me beyond my limited resources.

True love is the assurance that when all doors have been closed and the only way of escape is the open window He will provide the wings for you to fly.  Love is the Freedom to live wide open allowing life to be what it is and everyone to be who they are.  Love’s eternal wave brings healing, wisdom, and strength to anyone willing to stand and receive the full happy life founded on truth and love.

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Understanding & Using LBF #1

Businessman with stomach ache

Those new to natural healing may question the need for supporting the bowels at all.  No healing can happen in a body where the waste is not being removed.  Holding a cesspool in the middle of your body filled with months or years of backed up waste is creating a diseased condition throughout the entire system.  Clearing the bowel will not only open the largest channel for waste removal but will also aid in clearing and cleaning the blood.

The Herbs in the Lower Bowel Formula #1 provide the bowel a natural support that not only aids in removing waste but over time will strengthen the muscular tone of the bowel.  IT has been said that these laxative herbs are addictive.  To answer this allegation we need to look closely at what the herbs actually do and do not do.

lbfcaps183x253The nutrients in these herbs when brought into contact with the bowel cause the peristalsis, (the wavy movement of the intestine that propel the contents onward), to work more effectively.   The increased activity strengthens the muscular tone of the bowel.  As the bowel tone is strengthened the need for the herbal supports becomes less and less until the herbal supports are no longer needed.

An addictive substance is known to cause the body to need more and more until the organ or body part atrophies or becomes useless without the aid of the addictive substance.  This is not the case with these herbal bowel supports, they not only aid in clearing the toxic waste from the body but they also strengthen the bowel to work more effectively.  This is NOT how an addictive substance works.

The herbal laxatives in this formula do NOT work on the content of the bowel by bulking the waste up with fiber or adding a coating of oil to help the waste slide out.

They DO cause the muscular tone to work more effectively, propelling the waste through the bowel naturally.

The instructions for using there herbal supports:

anxiety-herbs-lgTake one capsule the first night with your evening meal, two capsules the second night, three the third night.  Continue to increase by one capsule each night until you have found the correct number of capsules for your bowels to effectively clear the waste from your body.

The question usually asked at this point is; what is a healthy functioning bowel?  How many bowel movements a day are normal?

Our bodies are made to have a bowel movement each morning shortly after rising; this movement is mostly composed of waste eliminated from the liver into the bowel over the nighttime hours.  About an hour after each major meal the bowels, when functioning well, will eliminate.  The reason we know this should be is because when we chew and swallow food the peristalsis motion is initiated.   The meal we are currently eating is moved from the stomach to the small intestine.  The meal from early in the day or the night before is now moved from the small intestine into the bowel.  The meal resting in the bowel is now moved into place for elimination.

The BEET TEST: Our bodies are made to deal with only three meals at any given time.  At lunch time breakfast is moved on into the bowel and dinner from the night before is ready to be eliminated.  To determine how well the bowel is performing it is suggested you do the “BEET TEST”.  This is done by eating a healthy portion of steamed beets at the beginning of your meal.  Make a note of when the beets are consumed.  Now watch the waste as you eliminate to see how long it takes for the beets to move through and out of your body.   The beets will serve as a marker they go in red and come out red so it is easy to see when they are passed.  It should take about 24 hours in a normal functioning body for them be eliminated.

Tips for using the LBF #1’s

The LBF #1 will not cause unwanted bowel movements as the work they do is initiated when food is chewed and swallowed.  It is suggested you not chew gum between meals as the chewing can start the peristalsis motion bringing on movement before its time.

The LBF #’1 can be taken at any time during the day. Most like to take them with their evening meal so the strongest effect or push will occur early in the morning.  The formula kicks in about 12 hours after they have been ingested.

IF you forget to take daily dose before bed you can make it up first thing in the morning.  Upon rising take the missing LBF #1 dose; you may want to put a little something on your stomach before swallowing them.  In the evening with take your regular dose like normal.

The average person uses between 3 and 5 capsules daily.  Many must use as many as 10-15 or more.  There is no limit use what you need to eliminate the waste from your body.

As the bowel strengthens the body will not require as many of the LBF #1’s.  It may be several months or longer before the bowel will require less of the herbal formula.  When the time comes you will discover the amount that has been working just fine for months is now making you a bit too loose.  This is all fine, drop a capsule or two from your daily routine. Continue at the lower dose until your body lets you know it needs even less.  Use as much as needed for as long as needed, your body will let you know when to cut back.

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Sunburn Relief with BF&C Salve

sunburnPraise be for BFC!  Last month my fair skinned daughter had a really bad sunburn and on a whim I told her to put the BFC on it and it relieved the pain as well as healed the burn much more quickly.  Daughter #2 had the same experience but waited until she was already peeling to use it and it stopped the peeling – she used a light face scrub to remove the dead skin, applied the BFC and no more peeling!

And as if I don’t know better (she who always wears a hat in the sun) ended up surfing without a hat and got a bad sunburn on my forehead – I immediately applied the BFC with some lavendar oil (mostly for the smell) and it relieved the pain and I did not peel.  I applied it for two days.

Love it!!!

Happy Member in Flordia

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Cysts, Boils, Rashes, Blisters, Eczema

hives 2Breakdown of the skin in the form of rashes, blisters, and eczema, cannot be addressed with a topical application or soothing salve.  It is necessary to go to the heart of the issue by flushing the liver.  As the vacuum cleaner of the body, the liver is constantly pulling waste from the blood and lymphatic fluids as they cycle through the organ.  When the liver is unable to dispose of this filtered waste through normal channels because of blockage on the way to, or backup in the bowels the waste is then vicariously eliminated through the skin.  As an organ the skin is unable to handle the toxic waste produced by the liver and will quickly breakdown becoming rashy or forming blisters.

Healing of these issues is often achieved quickly within 24 to 48 hours of doing an effective ELF (Emergency Liver Flush) or The Amazing Liver Flush (done with the Epsom salt).  The Liver is cleared, the waste now being directed out through the bowels, the skin is free to clear and heal.  The BF&C Salve is now useful as an aid in healing the skin.  The herbal properties found in the BF&C formula aid in knitting the skin back together.  The formula is often able to prevent any scaring from occurring.

Cysts & Boils: The other skin or flesh issue we need to address is that of Cysts and boils, these are often inflamed and painful refilling with foul smelling puss over and over.  Dr Christopher explains that Cysts, boils and moles occur because of potassium deficiency:  The cause, according to Dr. Christopher, is potassium deficiency. When a patient takes plenty of potassium foods (not supplements) you can remove the cause of the cysts and tumors. Other foods, which are lower in potassium, must not be increased when you are trying to increase the potassium in the system. When patients go on the three-day cleanse and mucusless diet and take the female corrective formulas [Nu Fem], they receive nourishment which is high in potassium. Miraculous things happen to them.

 For even faster results, you can add to each cup of herb tea six to ten drops of elderberry tincture or six to ten drops of black walnut tincture, both of which are extremely high in potassium.

Cysts and tumors are like leeches, but they stay in places where there is a body deficiency. As soon as the body is balanced and well, the cysts and tumors have to go, because the material is too healthy for them to live on.

Burdock Root: Several years ago I discovered one of the best herbal supports for clearing boils, and quickly too.  For some reason I had a breakout of boils on the back of my leg.  I’m very sensitive to pork and will develop boils with only a hint of pork grease in my food.  Somehow this must have happen.  For several weeks I played around with blood purifying options without success.  I came across a statement in Christopher’s writing that Burdock Root will “quickly” clear boils.  I decided to give it a try. I used only one teaspoon full a day of the dried root in a cup of boiling water.  I began on Tuesday and by Friday the boils were gone, completely gone.  I was impressed so decided to continue to use the Burdock one dose each morning for the next few months.  The herb proved beneficial for my kidneys and was an excellent blood purifier.  Members can read more about the benefits of Burdock at “ladyofherbs.com”

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New Flushing Experience

liver flush drink232x189The best discoveries have come when something I have done over and again the same way for years is tweaked a bit with amazing results.  One of these “light-bulb” moments came a few weeks ago during a juice fast and liver flush.

My week of juice fasting was going well when I decided to do the “Amazing Liver flush” which is a bit different from an “ELF” Liver Flush.   The Amazing Liver flush should only be done once or twice a month because of the Epsom salt consumed during the process.  The concern is with the amount of water being dumped from the bowels during the process.  Don’t get me wrong this is an excellent cleanse but must be used with respect and common sense.  The ELF Flush can be repeated without concern that one might upset the Electrolytes balance in the blood.

Wednesday night I decided to do the Amazing Liver flush.  I mostly followed the directions but made a few tweaks in the process.  To be able to share this The Amazing Liver Flush My Way has been posted to the member’s area.  Everything progressed perfectly, no burps or upset in my tummy.  Normally when doing this flush I don’t get a lot of sleep due to the lose bowels that accompany the use of the Epsom salt drink.  It really was not so bad, I eliminated very well but was able to sleep soundly without issues.

I felt fine the next day and decided around 9pm to do another liver flush.  My body was so primed to flush and the little voice inside me was letting me know the work was far from done.  So I did an ELF. I followed the directions did not really tweak anything except instead of doing the ginger root juice I did 2 tsp. each of the Digestive Tonic and LP Formula in 6 oz of water, followed closely by the Oil drink.

The flush went perfectly, I slept like a log and the next morning was amazed beyond belief at the amount of waste eliminated.  Remember I’d been juice fasting for 4 days, there was no solid food to process out, and a tremendous amount of waste had been processed from my liver during the night.

So now it’s been three or four weeks since the flush the big question is: What effects do I continue to feel in my body?  What lasting benefit remains?

  • My need for the LBF #1 has been cut in half and appears to be holding at this lower amount.
  • The pain in my injured knee (always a bother, sometimes a BIG bother) has all but gone away.
  • My concentration has improved.

Following the links above will allow anyone who would like to try the chance to do this flush work.  The feeling that I need to do this again is strong, likely I’d repeat the process next week or so.

Posted in Herbal Healing, My Opinion

What to Expect During a Good Detox

healing crisisMany people avoid deep cleansing programs because they are unsure what to expect or how to deal with the inevitable results of a good system wide detox.  The deep work of cutting lose and removing waste from the body’s tissue can if not supported correctly lay a body out making one feel abominable while the toxins are being processed from the system.  Here are a few answers to the question: What to expect and how to deal with the body’s reaction to a good detox program?

The 5-day Liver or Kidney detox program varies according to intensity of the work being done.  Many people engage in a detox program to rid their bodies of toxins, kick start a weight loss plan, improve their skin and digestive system and strengthen their overall energy and health.

The Mild detox program consists of one flush a day while eating a raw food program.  Those wanting to dig a bit deeper may do a Moderate Cleansing Program which consists of three flushes a day while doing a five day juice fast.  The Full Strength Liver Flush consists of doing an ELF daily or as often as tolerated along with a juice fasting food program.

All the possible good resulting from a decent detox program has yet to be proven by the scientific community.  Those of us who have repeatedly used these flushing programs need no further proof than the benefit seen and felt in our own bodies.  Even so, while cleansing may improve skin tone and cleanse the body, the detox program can, if not properly supported, have its fair share of side effects. These symptoms often occur in response to the body’s efforts to remove toxic waste from the colon, liver, arteries and brain.

Headaches

Headaches are a common side effect of an unsupported detox program. There are several reasons for this detoxing back-lash.

The most common reason is toxic blood, which happens when the immune system is unable to deal with the die-off created. Simply put, Die-off is the toxic waste being processed from the lower levels of the body which the immune cells need to attach and neutralize before the waste can be processed from the body by the kidney’s or liver.

Using an Ounce a day of Echinacea at least 4 days each week when doing a detox program will ensure there are enough immune cells to do the work needed.  When there are not enough immune cells to attach each bit of waste being processed out the body must then reabsorbed the waste the immune system is unable to deal with.  This is when the feeling of being over toxic takes hold in the body.

Another reason Headaches can occur is due to stiffness in the neck and shoulder muscles, a common area for toxin buildup. Using the M&L Salve to quickly relax any tight muscles in the head and neck will clear a muscle tension headache in minutes.

Digestive Issues

Common digestive side effects of a good detox include can include bloating, cramping, flatulence, nausea and diarrhea. Upset in the upper digestive track can be quickly eliminated by using 1 tsp. each Digestive Tonic & LP Formula. The LBF #2 Formula will quickly tighten the bowels back up when diarrhea is an issue.

Nausea can occur during a detox program when the lymph glands release toxins at such a fast rate that the liver must manage the excess, which gets emitted with bile into the stomach. Use your detox tea freely to aid the liver in the work it must do.  The body will flush better when you remember to drink plenty of tea and juices.  The fluid will aid the liver and kidneys in their work of flushing toxins from the body through the urine and feces.

Emotional Side Effects

DONT PANIC WITH UR HEALING CRISISYou may undergo a gamut of emotions; anxiety, irritability and depression are common emotional disturbances of a good detox. The detox is not only physical but also emotional and spiritual. Supporting the physical body will also support the emotional issues needing to be processed.  Do the emotional work as it bubbles to the surface it will be worth the effort.

Skin Imbalances

The skin is a major eliminatory organ. When the liver is in need of a quick disposal for waste it is unable to move out through normal channels it will vicariously process the toxins out through the skin.  Keeping the bowels open and the liver flushed will prevent any rash-like symptoms from appearing. If the skin begins to break down during an intense detox program it is time to step back and do an ELF, flush the liver through so it can continue to process the waste out through the bowels.

Fatigue

The first few days of a juice fast will often result in a feeling of fatigue. The body is working hard to eliminate waste, energy reserves are depleted. Supplement your body by increasing your intake of Superfood, Super-kelp and fruit juices.

Weight Loss and Gain

Weight lost on a detox short detox is simply water weight, and will be gained back shortly after the detox diet is completed. For those wanting to hold the weight loss we suggest you continue with a good weight loss program, I like to recommend “Weight Watchers” points program.  IT is an excellent healthy way to drop excess weight.

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Loved, Blessed and Surrounded

Rising StarThere is so much to be thankful for.  This has been a fantastic week.  The humidity has felt low and the sun has been out all week.  Almost makes me feel like I still live in California instead of North Carolina.

Riverside California, is where I grew up before moving to the Victorville area with my daughter in the early 1980’s. It did not take long for me to fall in love with the dry heat, wide open landscape and quiet of the area.   All the reasons that drew me to the desert are now gone, with the exception of the dry heat.

The last time we ventured out there was December 2002.  Victorville had become so congested we were in a stand still traffic jam on Bear Valley Road.  My husband and I were both shocked and saddened by the over population of the area.  The open spacious natural beauty I remembered had been replaced by rows of same looking houses.

Looking out my window today I see trees everywhere.  Moving from the wide open spaces of the Mojave Desert to the woodlands of North Carolina has taught me to appreciate a different type of solitude.  Where once the expansive views were as far as the eye could see in all directions now the beauty is blossoming at my feet.  The lush green foliage unfolds in the early spring continuing to grow throughout the hot days of summer providing a cool carpet for my barefoot walks in the cool of the day.

The small woodland creatures and song birds visiting our yard and deck continue to provide hours of entertainment.  The feeling of contentment and peace pervade this place.  Our Father continues to shelter us surrounding our lives with his presence and protection.  We are truly blessed.

Posted in Emotional Healing, Spiritual Healing

Debility: Rebuilding the Body

barefootSince my early teens anything that promised strength or energy was of interest.  A low functioning thyroid, bouts of depression and physical weakness have plagued my life.  Learning how to use the herbal gifts to better support the overall health of the body has enabled me to also learn what works and what doesn’t.

Is there a good plan or program for overall weakness, lack of energy, a general debility in the body?  Rebuilding the strength and vigor in a body takes commitment over many months.  The medical names given for these conditions are:

  • Asthenia: Abnormal physical weakness or lack of energy
  • Adynamia: Loss of vital strength or muscular power

Debility is a condition where the body has been run into the ground as a result of an improper diet.  Said another way the body has been starved for proper nutrition for so long it has lost the ability to function.  We all know a car will not run without a supply of gasoline to draw from.  The body works much the same way, it will not continue to function without a supply of nutrients to draw from.

Rebuilding the body will take dedication and time.  In some cases the whole digestion must be rebuilt.  A speedy recovery may be had with Juice Therapy alone or with Slippery Elm Gruel.  Other nutritional herbs such as Irish Moss or Comfrey may be used successfully.

Superfood for energy: the normal dose of super-food is to add 2 tablespoons of the green mix to a glass of juice. It has been discovered that doubling the dose to 4 tablespoons provides a nice energy boost.  Using an extra glass of Superfood in the mid-morning or late afternoon when an energy boost is needed has proven beneficial.

Super-Kelp Mix is an excellent herbal food aid to target and rebuild the entire glandular system while proving an excellent aid to the malfunctioning thyroid gland.

To the above herbal supports and juicing add a healthy food program along with bi-weekly or monthly liver flushing for a good rounded program. Once all the good choices have been enacted it is time to settle back and enjoy the new healthier lifestyle you have chosen.  Regaining the vital forces of the body will take time but there is a huge gift in the journey, the gift of learning that only experience can provide.

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Understanding Nervine Herbs

NeckPainThe nervine combinations and herbs have been proven useful aids in relaxing the systems of the body as well as calming the mind, and relaxing the muscles.  Over the years I have discovered several truths about the herbals, one truth is the herbs have the ability to affect the emotional and spiritual life in the same way they affect the physical body.  An example is Uva Ursi, an excellent diuretic it aids in the removal of excess fluid from the body.

My father used Uva Ursi in his healing practice as an aid for those who were stuck in fight-or-flight mode.  He was a bit ahead of his time in his understanding of how this mindset would affect the overall health of the body.  He had discovered how useful this herb could be in soothing the mind and emotions allowing the body to calm naturally.  Listening to him counsel his clients I was able to gleam this little pearl along with many others.

As a young adult; I would take 5 capsules of this herb just before bedtime, which would cause me to fall asleep.  When I woke up the sense of emotional clearing was with me, I felt like someone had pulled a plug allowing all the pent-up emotions to drain out. After discovering the power of the herbal extract I have found 1 tsp. of Uva Ursi has a diuretic effect on the emotions, it has proven to be an excellent aid when used appropriately at aiding the heart and mind to clear the emotional stress caused by emotionally feeding on negative and stressful issues.

Old habits of thinking must be changed.  No herbal support can do this work for us; even so, creating a calmer, relaxed condition of the mind and spirit can aid to protect the health of the body while making it easier to choose a better, healthier, happier way of thinking.

A useful herbal combination is Mullein and Lobelia.  Lobelia as a nervine has a calming effect on the entire body, stopping physical spasms as well as calming serious emotional upsets.  Used as a topical salve these two herbs are a powerful topical antispasmodic, quickly relaxing muscle spasms, calming spastic coughing fits.  Dr Christopher developed this combination as an aid for the Thyroid and glandular system.  As a salve the combination has proven a valuable addition to any herbal medicine cabinet.

The herbal NF (Nerve Food) combination has aided everything from insomnia to panic cup-of-tea-01attacks.  One of the best emotional support combinations this writer has ever worked with, I’ve been truly impressed.

HEAL’s three sleep aids; General Nervine, Insomnia, and Sleep Aid each have their own special personality.  The General Nervine is a strong calming and restorative aid for the nerves, it may be used during times of severe stress in low doses during the day to prevent a complete emotional breakdown; it shores up the emotional strength preventing the descent into hysterics.

The Insomnia is a nice sleep aid, allowing the body to become drowsy.  This is a formula that fits some very well while others have indicated it not that effective.

Sleep Aid is a calming aid for the entire body.  I’ve personally used this to calm my restless legs issues.  A teaspoon full in water works to clear that crawly, restless feeling in my legs.  I also find my sleep restful and unbroken when this formula has been used before bedtime.

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Knee Pain

salve-jars300x200I have recently discovered, first hand, how valuable the nervine herbs are for relieving nerve pain. What you might call a “fire ball” of pain had developed in my knee.  None of the regular herbal remedies were bringing any level of relief.  Searching in Dr. Christopher’s writings I found a reference to the use of nervine herbs for nerve pain.  I applied the General Nervine Tonic directly from the bottle to the painful area on my knee.  It was as if I’d taken a fire hose to the pain.  Just wiped it out.  I was amazed.  The relief lasted about three hours.  When it began to wear off I applied more. It continued to work.  We quickly made a salve from the formula which continued to relieve the pain in my injured knee.

Once the pain and inflammation were under control I began to work on building up my injured knee.  It’s going to take time but I can see positive daily progress.

Once the knees have been compromised an aggressive program is needed to clear the injury and rebuild strength and health.  This is best done by using the BF&C Salve and Extract.  The pain associated with an injured knee can interfere with a good night’s sleep as well as prevent good movement and exercise during the day.  One of the best ways to smooth the fiery pain from an overused or abused knee joint is the General Nervine SalveThis salve penetrates into the inflamed nerves, allowing them to calm down and the pain to stop.  There is no numbing effect only an end of the throbbing pain.  Personally I have found this to work quickly during the night allowing me to get a good night’s rest.

Using Hydro Therapy is also important to healing an injured knee.  Anytime you have injury or illness you have blockage.  Hydrotherapy is all about clearing blockage.  The hot water brings fresh blood to the injured area and the cold slams all that fresh blood through the blockage.  Hydrotherapy is like shooting a blood bullet into the affected area.  The hot water loads the blood bullet and the cold fires it.  The more dramatic the change between the hot and cold the deeper the blood with all its healing nutrients will penetrate.

Some useful herbal supports for the knees:

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