November 24th, 2014Purposeful Pumpkin


David Christopher, M.H.


‘Tis the season! Which means it is a great time to enjoy a mineral dense super food that is a virtual medicine cabinet. Pumpkin not only has the color of carrots, but it is also tremendously good tasting, low in calories, and contains many specific nutrients for the eyes. In fact a slice of pumpkin pie contains 200% of the required daily intake of Vitamin A, which is so desperately needed by your eyes. It also contains a cornucopia of carotenoids, including beta-carotene, which is converted by the liver to, yep, you guessed it! Vitamin A…in case the 200% in that pie wasn’t enough.


The Zeaxanthin found in pumpkin is a powerful anti-oxidant and specifically helps filter UV light, protecting the eyes and lessening the incidence of macular degeneration. It is also high in lutein which is beneficial to the health of the macula lutea of the eyes. High amounts of Vitamin C in pumpkin is great for tissue integrity, strengthening the vascular system and helping to keep skin firm and youthful. It is also loaded with the B-complex vitamins such as folates, niacin, and Vitamins B-1, 2 and 6. It contains ample amounts of Vitamin K and a wide range of tocopherols, making the Vitamin E content exceptional as well. Pumpkin is also high in Zinc (one of the best anti-oxidants), Potassium, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Iron, Copper, Selenium and Sodium.


Pumpkin seeds, like all seeds, help prevent cancer. They are also high in the amino-acid Tryptophan, which we have all heard is the substance in turkey that triggers sleep. It is also a pre-curser to Serotonin, a neuro transmitter linked to feelings of wellbeing. Pumpkin seeds promote good cholesterol levels, a healthy prostate, and are one of the best food remedies for ridding the body of parasites.


Enjoy the Holidays by eating more pumpkin and its accompanying spices. It will help you with weight loss, getting plenty of sleep, and feeling better for the New Year.


David Christopher is a Master Herbalist and the director of The School of Natural Healing. He also co-hosts the popular radio show “A Healthier You” and is a popular international teacher and lecturer.  

April 8th, 2014Herbal Eyebright

-Chad Gilkey

 Dear Christopher family and friends,


I would like to take some time to share a natural healing experience with you. A friend and client of mine had been diagnosed with a cataract in her left eye several years ago. She also wore prescription glasses to help correct a near sighted condition. Of course the cataract continued to get worse along with her eye sight. Finally, faced with the prospect of surgery to remove the cataract at age 73, she decided to take matters into her own hands. Being familiar with the Christopher products, she knew that the Eye Bright formula was the place to start. I read the protocol to her from Herbal Home Health Care over the telephone one evening and her daughter ordered all of the formulas for her. She used the eye wash tincture three times per day as well as the Eye Bright capsules; six weeks on and one week off. She has been doing this faithfully for about eight months now and has gone back to using a pair of prescription glasses from twenty five years ago. In fact, lately she’s been talking about getting a cheap pair of dollar store glasses instead. Although she hasn’t been back to her doctor for an official confirmation, she believes her cataract is gone as her sight seems beautifully clear.


She looks forward to watching her beloved Detroit Tigers this spring on T.V. as she can now read, without glasses, the tiny caption in the upper left of the screen which displays the score and inning. Even though she receives ridicule from some family members, she plans to continue with the formulas and she has no intentions of getting her eyes carved on. We both thank all of you.


Chad Gilkey Body Balance Therapeutic Massage and Wellness

4546 Leach St. Cass City, MI 48726

Phone 989-872-1879 E-mail

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