Last Wednesday I tripped over the edge of the carpet directly outside my office and fell flat. My left arm caught the worst of the damage. Thank the Lord for BF&C Salve and extract. My arm, though not broken, was too damaged to use. The elbow had been seriously jammed up. The joint was immediately wrapped in a BF&C Pack and I began drinking a cup of the BF&C tea every hour. It was immobilized by holding it tight across my abdomen. That first day it was too painful to even move an inch in any direction. The discomfort was coming directly from the elbow joint. The M&L Salve used for its muscle relaxing properties was a helpful herbal tool for keeping the elbow from locking up.
The BF&C Salve Pack was left on all day and all night. Thursday Morning I was able to, (with a lot of discomfort) lift my arm enough to get dressed. It has been a week since the fall and each day’s healing improvements have been noteworthy. The BF&C formula continues to be one of the best and quickest ways to heal any soft tissue injury. Often for a slight sprang or turned ankle the use of a pack will all but clear the issue overnight. Remember when the worst happens the herbal gifts given us from the Father are still our quickest way out of pain and will also speed the healing process.
My mother used to joke that when puberty hit it knocked me out. She was right. It seemed I could not get enough sleep. On a typical day I’d drag myself out of bed in the morning. Somehow I’d managed to get through school without falling asleep. Come home sleep on the couch until dinner, take a bath and crawl back to bed where I’d sleep until morning when I’d do it all again. Sometime during the fifth grade my parents took me to a pediatrician and discovered my low functioning thyroid. The doctor prescribed thyroid medication, which she said I’d need for the rest of my life.
Life began to get interesting after I woke up. I faithfully took my little pill every day. I noticed even one day without my medication would bring on a brain fog along with the urge to sleep the day away. After giving birth to my daughter the brain fog was more dangerous. If I missed a dose I noticed I did not have the mental ability to keep up with my active toddler. She could wander away from me and I would not even know she had gone until a crash or some other heart stopping noise made me aware of her whereabouts. It began to bother me that I was only me when I took my pill.
Kelp came into my life though the suggestion of a trusted friend. She said kelp would safely provide me natural energy. I was very interested. Several years earlier I had experienced the consequences that follow over dosing on caffeine. The energy needed to maintain life as a single parent / full time student was enormous. I would have done anything short of taking illegal drugs for more energy. My friend shared that she had used kelp pills freely for years. This sounded too good to be true, but also too good not to check out. I began taking four or five kelp pills a couple times a day. Right away I noticed I did have more energy. This was great! I also did not experience the crash that usually followed after hopping myself up on caffeine.
After using kelp freely for over a year I experienced heart palpitations one morning after taking my normal thyroid medication. The emergency room doctor checked my blood levels and found my thyroid functioning within the normal range. This was shocking information; I had understood there was no healing my thyroid condition. At twenty five years old I had taken my last thyroid pill.
Kelp has continued to be an important part of my daily food program. After founding HEAL Marketplace I experimented combining the different kelps until I found a combination that suited me well. We call this our “Super Kelp Blend” a mix of: Iris Moss, Pacific Kelp and Purple Dulse. These herbs are excellent food for a malfunctioning thyroid; it does not matter if the thyroid is over producing or under producing. Kelp is God’s gift, His master herb for the thyroid gland.
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Learning how best to support our glandular system, what foods are needed to provide these internal factories with the needed nutrients for them to produce the hormones needed to maintain our best health. Our glandular system supports, digestion, absorption and utilization of all food elements and the very existence of cells. No physiological or mental activity is possible without them. In their absence the body and its activities would cease to be. Manifestly, the glands cannot pick their required elements form the blood unless their progenitors were previously taken in the foods eaten.
We are going to take a good look at the best herbal supports and foods to support the Thyroid gland, Adrenal glands, and Pancreas Gland.
There is so much I could say about the benefits of these glandular formulas. The Support they have provided in my body and the relief and healing provided to many of our members has been great. I cannot say enough on the healing power of these God Given Gifts. I dare not say more.
The Thyroid, through the hormone thyroxine determines growth, controls body temperature, regulates the metabolism or the burning of food in the body and influences, to a great extent mental and emotional balance. The master herb for the thyroid is Kelp. Whither the thyroid is overactive or underactive, kelp will prove helpful in healing and restoring normal function to this gland. Our info sheet on Thyroid will provide information on how to use the M&L Salve to shrink a goiter or remove cysts from the gland itself.
Herbal Supports for the Thyroid: Super-kelp Capsules or Powder; M&L Salve, and the Glands formula.
Adrenal Glands are absolutely essential to life. The adrenals, often referred to as the suprarenal, are the Creator’s most intricate chemical factories. “it would take acres of chemical plants” to synthetically manufacture “the 50 odd hormones or hormone like substances” produced by the adrenal glands.
Most hypoglycemics have problems feeding themselves, for they crave protein and sugar, yet these substances are wearing on the adrenals, which are often exhausted in hypoglycemics. You need to feed the adrenals with Licorice root and Hawthorne berries, the later being said to produce natural adrenalin.
Herbal Supports for the Adrenals: Adrenal Formula; Licorice Root extract; Hawthorne extract; Glands Formula.
Pancreas Gland, Malfunction can manifest in one of two ways; Diabetes, which is high blood sugar or hypoglycemia, which is low blood sugar. Though they are completely different, they both stem from the same cause, a malfunction of the pancreas, which is what must be supported so it can function normally again. The Master herb for the Pancreas is Cedar Berries.
Herbal Supports for the Pancreas Gland: Pancreas Aid; (ELF)Liver Flushing; (LBF #1)Bowel Cleansing.
A friend introduced me to Chickpea flour several months ago. She made a delicious vegetable patty using chickpea flour. The most impressive part was that no binder was needed, the chickpea flour held together perfectly. After playing with the seasonings and veggies used in the patty I shared this great find on a video.
Of course I kept playing with the chickpea flour and discovered it also make a great flatbread, known as Socca or Farinata. I found I could lighten the flavor by mixing oat flour to the mix. The discovery of Chickpea flour pancakes really made my day. Everything good, high protein, high fiber, and no wheat flour or eggs needed.
Most of the recipes for Socca use water but I have found I like the flavor of the bread better if I use a nut milk, and add ½ cup of oat flour. Once the basic ingredients are assembled any of the herbs or other seasonings can be added as desired. Adding garlic powder or The Italian seasoning will make it a bit more savory. Adding vanilla, cinnamon, honey and your favorite sweetener makes for a sweet treat without guilt.
Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein once ounce has 3 grams, and fiber 2 grams for the one ounce. There is always a container of hummus in the fridge for my husbands snacks.
For those of us who have stopped using wheat flour in all its forms here are some high protein, high fiber alternatives that taste great too.
Chickpea Flour Flat Bread
1 Cup Chickpea Flour; 1/2 Oat flour; 1/2 tsp Salt; 1/4 tsp Pepper; 1 TBL Olive oi;l 1 3/4 Cup Nut Milk; Heat oven to 450 degrees; Place 10 inch cast iron skillet into oven while heating.
Here is my second offering in my three part series on Cooking with Chickpea flour. This very simple yet tasty wrap will work well with anything you want to put in it.
Chickpea Flour Wrap
1 Cup Chick Pea Flour; 1/2 Cup Tapioca Flour (Starch); 1/2 tsp Salt; 1 Cup Water or Nut Milk; Small amount of Oil to coat frying Pan
The last of Chickpea Flour offering in my three part series on Cooking with Chickpea flour. Here is a yummy Vegan Pancake completely gluten free.
Chickpea Flour Pancakes
1 cup Chickpea Flour; 1/2 Oat flour; 2 tsp baking power; 1 Tablespoon Arrowroot Powder; 1 tsp Cinnamon; 2 Tablespoons Maple Syrup Powder;( or Honey or Maple Syrup ect..); Pinch Salt; 1 tsp Vanilla; 1 1/2 Cups Nut Milk (Almond Milk).
Abnormal and excessive accumulation or infiltration of diluted lymph serum in the interfibrillar spaces of the subcutaneous connective tissue or in the serious (peritoneal or pleural) cavities of the body which do not drain.
This condition is accompanied by swelling, scanty urine, poor appetite, sluggishness, and debility. The swelling usually begins in the feet and ankles and proceeds up the legs towards the abdomen.
Heavy salt users often have edema as do diabetics. We do not pinpoint the symptoms as to locality (hydrocephalus, hydrothorax, ascites, etc.), as does orthodox medicine, but the general problem is that fluid does not eliminate properly through the kidneys and skin.
Dr. Edward Shook had the following to say about dropsy (Edema):
“When sulfuric acid is generated within the organism, it immediately unites with water and swells up. This action produces heat, which expands the capillaries. The osmotic pressure forces the serum through the walls of the blood vessels, producing inflammation and dropsy (edema).
Hence the using of inorganic matter is always poisonous to the human organism in spite of all the apparent evidence to the contrary.”
What Can be Done for Dropsy?
This was a question put to Dr. Christopher in his newsletter. His answer: For mild or beginning forms of dropsy caused by urinary malfunction, we have the following:
For a severe case let us cite a good case of how it can be handled in most cases.
A lady came into our weekly Tuesday night lecture a little late, after we had barely started. She asked if she could interrupt and tell something that had happened to her since the last lecture, a week ago. We said we’d be happy to hear her story, so she told us the reason she was a little late was because of a long distance phone call she had just received.
Just after the last lecture, the Tuesday before, she received a call from her brother-in-law in Chicago. He told her that if she wanted to see her twin sister alive she had better fly back there immediately because the doctors had said she had only a day or two to live.
Our student took a few days off from work and arrived in Chicago on the following Friday. She went in to see her sister and would not have recognized her if she hadn’t been told who it was. Her sister was so badly swollen from edema (dropsy) that she seemed to be only a bloated, unrecognizable mass of flesh. She had been under doctors’ care for a number of months, and they had been unable to give her anything but temporary aid from the water accumulation. Now they were utterly baffled and had, at the family’s request, sent her home from the hospital to die (being given a day or two or slightly more grace).
The sick and suffering twin was in a coma, not recognizing anyone, and our student cried when she saw her favorite sister lying there helpless, with little school children needing their mother so much, so she asked the husband if he would allow her to use an herbal routine she had heard about at a lecture recently. He said the family’s doctor was just waiting for her to die anyway, so go ahead!
Our lady found a little health food store nearby and bought some parsley root and glycerine (this was animal glycerine, we now use vegetable glycerine which is superior).
When she got back she made up parsley root tea (one teaspoon of herb to a cup of water, or one ounce of herb to the pint of water), making up about one gallon of the tea. (Steam distilled water is 30% more efficient than tap water and is our choice.)
One quart of the tea was used straight to give to this patient orally, and three quarts of the parsley root tea was mixed with equal parts of glycerine (making six quarts of the mixture) for fomentations.
They would give a cup of parsley tea each one half hour to the patient to drink, and the heated combination (of parsley and glycerine) was used as a fomentation over the badly swollen legs, arms and abdomen. This was done by soaking white flannel cloths and laying them over the areas. (Use cotton or wool, never use synthetic cloth.)
As the patient lay there so helpless, her sister remembered instructions given to follow the progress of the treatment. She was to lift the corner of the cloth, after the fomentation had been on for a short time, and watch to see if the pores were starting to take the water from swollen areas. She said that as she looked it was like seeing hundreds of little springs coming from the body. She had made this trip and was walking by faith, using a formula she did not know about or had ever used before. She had just heard of it at our lecture that previous Tuesday. She had to fly back to work on Monday, so she left all the instructions with the husband to continue on with the program that had been started.
After work Tuesday she rushed home to get ready for the regular Tuesday night herb lecture and the phone rang. It was her brother-in-law from Chicago. He said, “There is someone here who would like to talk to you.” He put his wife on the phone. Even though she had laid helpless for months and part of the time in a semi-conscious condition, she was on the phone now, so happy she was crying. The swelling had gone down, and she was recovering rapidly–in fact she said she got the children’s breakfast and fixed their school lunches that day and was so grateful “to be a mother again”–not a dying patient. There were not many dry eyes in the lecture room that Tuesday night when she finished her story.
So many of the great healing truths I have discovered over the past 25 plus years have come from our members. So it is not a surprise that the concept of using the “Kidney Stone Dissolve Routine” as an extreme kidney flush has come from the mind of one of our overly bright members. Several weeks ago when she called to place an order which included a Kidney Stone Dissolve Kit, I asked if she was feeling her stones returning. She explained that her blood pressure was ticking up without a real reason. Since she understood that clogged up kidneys, Kidneys full of puss or sediment, could cause the heart to have work harder forcing the blood through the clogged up kidneys, she was thinking that an intense kidney flush would be helpful.
What a brilliant thought!! An ELF* for the kidneys. (*ELF=Emergency Liver Flush) Yes, this is an excellent way to quickly clear any excess sediment or puss from the filters which are our kidneys. Thank you, my dear, from all our members for thinking on your feet and coming up with a truly magnificent way to quickly clear the kidneys.
On the heels of this revelation we decided to, finally, produce our Kidney Stone Dissolve Routine Video. This procedure will not take the place of the daily need to consume the “Hot Lemonade” to prevent the making of new kidney stones, but will quickly flush out the kidneys allowing them to filter better. When the kidneys are free and clear the heart will not need to work as hard to force the blood through the body. All will flow more freely.
Uric Acid Crystals in the Kidneys are easy to dissolve quickly. Small calcium gravel and plaque is easier and faster to dissolve than one large stone. Regardless of the size of your crystal and rock collection, if you have or even suspect any type of sediment, gravel or stone in your Kidneys or Bladder, or have been diagnosed by a doctor as having them, it is time to get to work.
GRAVEL REMOVER There is much disagreement about Hydrangea’s stone-dissolving properties. Most authorities agree that it does remove the stones, but not everyone considers the herb a solvent. Dr. Butler affirmed that the herb relieves the pain of the passing of the calculi. Dr. Shook explained that the sharp pain that is associated with gravel deposits comes from the sharp points of the crystal piercing the kidney or ureter. When the sharp points are even partially dissolved, he said, the pain, hemorrhage and inflammation all subside, and the stone or stones frequently pass with just a stretching of the tubes. How, he asked, is it possible to account for the fact that when these stones pass through easily after the administration of Hydrangea, they are found to be smooth and round, while x-rays revealed their sharp point piercing the tissues? He said that their clinical evidence proved that Hydrangea is truly a stone solvent.
Here is the Stone Dissolving Routine used at HEAL to dissolve kidney stones.
On Day One Take a gallon jug and fill it with the ingredients listed below. Let the mixture steep in a warm place for a whole day, shaking every couple of hours for a minute or two.
In a Gallon Jug Combine the Following:
98 ounces Organic freshly juiced Apples (use the tartest available: i.e. Granny Smith’s
10 ounces Organic Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
10 ounces Organic Fresh squeezed Lime Juice
10 ounces Organic, Raw Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar
8 oz of unprepared Dry Kidney Flush Tea One
2 oz bottle of the Kidney Formula (Added just before consuming; after dry herbs have been strained out)
To make this formula stronger, mix all the ingredients in a blender This will break down and smash all the herbs.
The herbal mixture needs to sit at room temperature for 24 hours.
Then strain through a stainless steel strainer or squeeze through a clean, cotton T-shirt.
Add your two ounce bottle of Kidney formula.
The strained formula must now be kept in the refrigerator until it is all consumed.
On Day Two & Three after it has brewed drink 4 ounces each waking hour followed by a glass of distilled water. It will take almost 2 days to drink the entire gallon of liquid. You can even drink an ounce every 15 minutes. Considering that you Sleep 8 hours and are up for 16, if you drink 4 ounces every hour that you are awake, you will consume a total of 64 ounces each day which means this brew will last you almost 2 days.
You will also be drinking some distilled water, up to 64 ounces a day. Only distilled water, the emptiest water is allowed. Distilled water is so empty, it is like a vacuum, and it is the universal solvent especially for unwanted mineral deposits. Just by drinking distilled water on a regular basis you dissolve stones, and prevent new ones from forming. But when added to this routine you’ll have a real winner.
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For those new to detoxing and cleansing programs, getting into, and doing the work can be overwhelming. Today I want to take the time to lay out a good plan for the simple week of cleansing or the extended long term healing programs.
The “Incurables Kit”, can be divided into four parts:
Foundational items: Lower Bowel Formula #1; Lower bowel Formula #2, Superfood; Echinacea
Nutritional tonics Specific to the issue you are healing: The items here are the rebuilding tonic specific to the areas needing attention in your body. Examples would be: BF&C Formula; Female Formula; Prostate Formula; Heart Tonic; ect…
The First step when beginning any detox or healing program is to establish the Foundational programs. The most vital being the Bowel Cleansing aids. In most cases the bowels are not moving well, they are backed up, which will prevent the start up of any of the detoxing programs. Until the bowels are open and moving waste out effectively it is not wise or helpful to begin any detox program. That said, the first step in any healing or detoxing program is to ensure the bowels are open and moving well. The Lower Bowel Formula #l (LBF #1) needs to be established starting with the first day of your program.
Day one: Take one capsule with your dinner meal or around the dinner hour if you are on a juice fast. Increase by one capsule each day until your bowels are open and working well. It may take several days for you to find “your number” of capsules needed to support bowel function. Be patient with yourself, this is an important beginning, getting the bowel supports established well will prevent any number of detoxing issues from appearing as you are doing the Flushing Programs.
During the first week while you are discovering how many LBF #1 Capsules you need to use each day you will also want to begin the herbal supports to build up your immune system. Using an ounce of Echinacea 4 days each week (Monday-Thursday) is a great place to begin. When the stronger programs are done it may be needed to increase the Echinacea to an ounce each day for 6 days each week. Always rest from this formula one day each week.
The Nutritional Supports include your food program Which will depend on the extent of detoxing or healing you are doing. When setting up for a strong healing program or detoxing program it may be advantageous to juice fast for the first 30 days. This will aid the body in the detoxing, healing, processes by providing massive amounts of nutrition at cellular level. Flooding the body with the healing nutrients needed to clear whatever issues you are facing. For the best understanding of the benefits of juicing read the article: “Health through Nutrition”.
The Superfood Powder is a powerful nutritional supplement which can be used freely. The Suggested use while doing your healing programs is 2 tablespoons in juice three times a day. It is an excellent meal replacement when juice fasting. Superfood will provide the protein support needed when doing a raw food program or Juice fast. When the energy level droops later in the day a large dose (4 tablespoons) of Superfood will often revive the body in about 15 minutes.
Those using a Vegan or Vegetarian food program will find 2 tablespoons of Superfood taken once a day an excellent source of the B Vitamins that can be hard to come by for those who choose not to consume animal products.
Once the bowels are open and functioning well it is time to begin the Lower bowel formula #2 (LBF #2).
LBF #2 is taken 1 tsp every three hours throughout the day. This will usually come to five doses a day. ( I have found the hours of 3,6,9, 12; an easy way of staying on schedule when doing a formula that needs to be taken every three hours. This is only a suggestion, do what will work for you.
When using the LBF #2 the bowels will tighten up a bit so you will need to increase the LBF #1 by 1 or 2 capsules daily to accommodate the use of the LBF #2. This is the actual bowel detoxing formula. It works as a “Bowel Vacuum” drawing toxin from the bowel walls.
Remember with the Lower Bowel Formulas you are in control, if the bowels are too tight take an extra LBF #1 Capsule at dinner time. If the bowels are too loose drop a capsule from your daily dose.
Once the basic program are in place, the LBF #1 and the LBF #2 are established it is time to add the detoxing programs. I prefer to begin my Five Day Liver or Kidney detox on a Monday.
The five day Liver Detox is best done juice fasting. If this is not needed or possible a raw food program can be used. My day begins early with my juicer humming as I make my drinks for the day. Once all my fruits and veggies have been made into the great juice I will drink throughout the day it is time to do my first liver flush for the day. I suggest doing three each day during the five day flush week. See the schedule in our Liver flushing E-book for details.
The Five day Kidney Detox can be done best with a juice fast but the raw food program will work also. Again you will make you daily juices for each day first thing in the morning. Follow by your first Kidney flush of the day. See the Kidney Flushing E-Book for detail instructions.
Dara D Dietz is co-founder with her Husband of H.E.A.L. Marketplace, a private Natural Healing Association. As a teacher and counselor she has been supporting the members of H.E.A.L. with Natural Healing information and herbal supports since 1998. She continues to maintain strong ties to the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Since healing her own kidney ailments she has assisted thousands of people in discovering and using natural herbal remedies. Dara has written and compiled numerous articles on a wide variety of natural healing topics. Drawing from her own healing experiences and borrowing from the vast wisdom of natural healers long departed, she continues to provide H.E.A.L.’s international membership with down to earth natural healing wisdom in H.E.A.L.’s bi-weekly newsletters. Dara and her husband currently reside in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.