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.

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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.

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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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Stopping the PAIN Naturally

Senior handsPain of any kind can destroy the quality of life. Learning the best way to stop the hurt without hurting another part of the body is where natural healing with herbs can help.  All the drugs used by hospitals for pain place a heavy weight on the liver.  Since it is the liver’s job to clear poisons, drugs, ect from the system it goes to reason the liver would be constantly degraded with the habitual use of pain medication.

So the question: How to deal with pain without the horrid effects of drugs.  The first and most important item when dealing with any issue in life is to first understand why there is pain.

What causes pain in the body? 

We have had many requests for natural pain relief methods. The subject of pain in illness is very broad as the sites of pain in the body are numerous and cannot be thoroughly dealt with in a short treatise. Our object here will be to provide the reader with a deeper insight into the causes of pain and to review some of the drugless methods of alleviating discomfort.

Viktoras Kulvinskas, in his book “Survival Into The 21st Century”, has a few concise and enlightened comments on pain: “Practically all pain, pathology and cell destruction is known to be due to high blood acidity which results from excess intake of protein, especially acid-forming animal proteins. However, even vegetable protein such as seed, when eaten to excess, can cause toxicity.”

We have always maintained that when the system is clogged with inorganic wastes, mucus and sludge, the organism can drown in its own filth. Pain is a result of congestion and degeneration of healthy cells and tissues by poor elimination of waste products.

Pain itself is an indicator of a deeper problem in the body.

Pain should not be masked so readily by inorganic “pain killers” because in this way we are ignoring the body’s signal for help. We need to determine the cause of pain.

If you are faithfully following the Creator’s program-the life building program, not the disease building dietary program-pain will usually indicate the body’s housecleaning process.

Mullein and Lobelia Salve for Pain

The salve or fomentation using 3 parts mullein and 1 part lobelia, has reduced pain and swelling in the lymph nodes of the neck, under the arms, the breasts, the groin, and in other organs such as the thyroid gland.

You can use the salve or make a strong tea of the above herbs and soak a cotton or flannel cloth in the tea. Apply this to the affected area. The mullein has a pain relieving action without being a heavy narcotic; while the lobelia acts as a thinking herb and helps the body eliminate waste accumulation either through the bowel or through the skin.

For more tips on dealing with pain naturally check out the Pain Information sheet in the Members area.

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Learning to Dance with the FDA

wet&wildOver the past 20 years I’ve had the opportunity to meet with several FDA Investigators. In recent years the rules have changed allowing them more involvement in our association.  Learning how to deal with nonsense they thrust upon us has been like learning to dance to a strange and unusual tune.  Common sense need not be applied.

The latest dance steps were spun through this past Monday & Tuesday.

The FDA is here. We were just getting started with our day when they arrived for another inspection. It is so unnerving to have them show up. I just hang onto the truth that the Lord is in charge and it will all be for the very best. He will give strength for the day.

Today is also my husbands birthday. I’ve been so blessed to have him in my life. Aside from being my best friend he has stood by me through it all and today appears to be another of those stand together days.

UPDATE TO FDA VISIT POST FROM JUNE 12

The FDA investigators arrived for their second day of their inspection and they left last night just before 6 pm. The team consisted of two women, very nice people overall. I think I could like them under different circumstances.

OK, so the bottom line is this is a dance we will have to learn and do if we are going to continue doing what we do. It is do-able.

Over the last two days Michael and I put them through their paces, we made sure we understood exactly what they want and how we are to achieve it.

I finally get it, I believe. That does not mean I agree with the complete stupidity of these regulations. Little of what we are having to do has anything to do with the quality of the herbal combinations we put out and everything to do with paper trials.

For those of you who may one day need to know here is what they want to see. I have to put in writing directions, that of course, agree with their regulations, for every thing we do. How we make our labels and apply such label. How we combine our herbs, the steps we go through when setting extracts. Every step of what we do has to be written out and comply with what they think it should be.

There is a rule book to follow so it is not arbitrary for the inspector or should I say the inspector does not get to make it up as they go. They were a bit surprised when I quoted their rules and made a stand on several points. I’ve read the complete FDA rules that apply to us. I put them into a kindle book so I can search easily.

Since their last visit I have been working on all these written documents they want but still did not understand exactly how it all fit together. IT makes more sense now. My husband and I do not feel discouraged but empowered, the women who were here gave us the gift of their knowledge and we were able to put our aversion to what they are and who they are aside so we could hear.

This is a long post I wanted to share the understanding that this is the world we are living in, to do the good we want to do we must learn to abide here while trusting in the one who has promised to see us through whatever may come.

Please feel free to ask questions, I will be happy to help.

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Liver Flushing for Itch & ECZEMA

OLive oil-grapefruit juice253x183Several summers ago I went to a Chinese Restaurant. Long story short, I ended up eating a bit of pork. This is something I can absolutely not tolerate. By bedtime that night I had small read pimple looking bumps all over my arms, chest, and legs. They itched. In the morning they had begun weeping a clear liquid and the itch was almost unbearable.

For two weeks I did all the topical remedies, packing my arms and legs with BF&C Salve and taking high doses of the extract internally. I was also using an ounce of Echinacea daily for six days a week. I did the hot and cold showers 3 or 4 times a day. Those showers were the only remedy that gave any relief from the constant itching.

After two weeks with no improvement I decided to try a liver flush. I had told so many other that when nothing is working do a liver flush. Get that Liver cleaned out and you will begin to see improvement. Will I could have saved myself two weeks of misery if I had taken my own advice sooner.

I did an ELF, the strong Liver flush,  first thing in the morning and by bedtime that night I was about 70% cleared. At the end of day two of liver flushing my condition had completely cleared. The skin on my arms, legs, and chest was completely healthy again. I’m sure the BF&C I’d been using for two weeks played some role in the fast healing of my skin once I eliminated the cause by cleansing my liver.

My understanding is when the liver becomes over loaded it will begin to detox through the skin. This is always a bad idea for the skin, since it is not able to handle the toxic waste and breaks down very quickly. So the key to healing the skin is to first, flush out the liver which will encourage it to dispose of waste through the proper channel, that being the Bowel. Then begin using the herbs to heal and restore the condition of the skin.

For those who have suffered years with this condition healing can come. It will take time to heal the long term damage done over years but relief and healing can be gained by continuing to cleanse the liver while using herbs to heal the skin.

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