November 24th, 2014Fall Blowout!

With the holidays just around the corner Christopher’s publications is having a Fall Blowout. This gives everyone the opportunity to purchase some slightly damaged books (they looked new to me) and some older editions for amazing prices. These make great stocking stuffers! Or give them to friends for a little nudge toward a life of health and healing.

 

“Transfiguration Diet” by Littlegreen Inc.’s Think Tank (slightly damaged) $4.00

This book explains the basics of changing your diet to be in harmony with the teachings of Dr. John R. Christopher. Timeless, true health practices are taught and it will help you recognize who is in charge of your health.

There is instruction on foods to avoid and all the wonderful foods that can be enjoyed. It will teach you how to make the transition easier while completely transforming your life to one that rejuvenates and improves health. Examples and recipes are included.

 

 

 

“An Herbal Legacy of Courage” by David Christopher (An older edition, but all the same great content) $3.00

This is an incredible book that should be in every home. This book truly opens the mind to the possibilities of all the amazing creations we have been given to heal our bodies through the story of America’s foremost modern pioneer in Natural Healing. This is the story of Dr. John R. Christopher’s life and journey to health, healing and blessing countless lives with his knowledge. Bless someone’s life by giving this book and instilling hope of renewed health into their life.

 

 

 

 

“Herbs to the Recue” by Kurt King (An older edition, but all the same great content) $5.00

Be ready for any emergency with this book! Learn some plants that grow everywhere that can be used in emergency situations. Learn the basics in first aid procedures and put your mind at ease knowing you are prepared to take care of unexpected situations.

 

 

 

 

August 25th, 2014How Deadly is Ebola?

David Christopher M.H.

 

Many people are panicking over the current Ebola outbreak. It reminds me of the Avian Flu concerns and the Swine Flu debacle. If you are not going to Africa then you should have no concerns. Your chances of getting hit by lightning are greater than your chances of contracting Ebola. Your chances of surviving Ebola are also greater if you follow the protocol set forth in this article.

First lets’ get the facts, from the World Health Organization: Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) is a hemorrhagic fever disease which is often fatal (up to 90%, currently running 47% fatal). EVD outbreaks occur primarily in remote villages in central and West Africa. It is not spread through the air but is spread through bodily fluids. It most likely originates from fruit bats and is carried and spread through Primates.

Symptoms: flu like with onset of fever, intense weakness, muscle pain, headache and sore throat, followed by vomiting, diarrhea, rash, impaired kidney and liver function and in some cases internal and external bleeding. White blood cell count is low as well as platelet count. Incubation period is 2-21 days and the person is infectious as long as the virus remains in the body (7 weeks after symptoms disappear).

There is no drug, vaccine, or specific treatment, only supportive care including oral hydration with electrolytes. Natural treatment: Work with the fever not against it, (as explained in Herbal Home Health Care by Dr. John R. Christopher MH, ND). Give fresh Juices, 16 cloves of Garlic or more per day, take Vitalerbs, Anti-plague syrup, and X-Ceptic.

Prevention: Stay away from wild animal meat (especially raw monkey brains). Be well nourished.

 

Africa needs to be well fed not vaccinated!


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.  


June 30th, 2014My Journey

Cynthia Sumner

 

In my early 20’s when I was in my first years of marriage, with a brand new baby, I had the blessing of learning about The School of Natural Healing. My husband faced some health issues from living out of the country; I had health issues from eating mostly dead food my whole life and emotional trauma from a dysfunctional home. And on top of everything I worried about how to take care of my baby when she had fevers and earaches.

 

I had a very touching and real experience as I listened and watched some of the teachings from Dr. Christopher. From the top of my head, through my body, down to my toes, I felt a surge of energy, almost a voice that told me I would be mentored and educated through the School of Natural Healing and one day teach and consult individuals to heal. As I studied, experienced and opened my heart and mind truths flowed to me. I knew that I had a gift and responsibility to support and educate individuals to heal physically so they could heal emotionally and spiritually.

I was able to use what I learned to help my husband heal, myself heal physically and emotionally and to build a foundation of confidence to know what my baby needed and how to take care of her. How wonderful it felt to be self-sufficient. Knowledge is power!

With my second pregnancy I began to miscarry at 3 months. I read all I could and prayed. I was impressed to use specific herbs and to eat a strict healthy diet. It was easy to do because I knew it was for this spirit that needed to come to earth. I delivered that baby boy full term, the doctor told me my son was a miracle baby and that he really didn’t think he had any chance of making it. The same problems happened with my last 2 pregnancies and both were delivered full term healthy and strong! I know my knowledge of the body and what it needs allowed my three sons to grow strong inside me and to bless this world with their presence. What a blessing it has been not only for my family in so many ways, too many to share here, but for hundreds of my clients now. I have watched client after client heal from tumors, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, infertility, depression, anxiety, excess weight, skin problems and more. More importantly, and usually surprising to my clients, is the clarity, confidence, self- love, success, renewal in relationships with spouse, kids, parents, co-workers and best of all God. Clarity allows us to see the opportunities that have always been there or to attract opportunities to us. Joy, purpose and a desire to help others is the result of finding balance.

 

If you are interested in support on your journey to finding balance, support that is in accordance with the teachings of Dr. Christopher, click on this link:http://www.cynthiasumnerhealth.com/.

 

 My coaching includes:

-Monthly one on one consultation with me and an Emotional Health Coach

-Weekly Group calls, Short Videos, Audios and Simple Worksheets to motivate and educate

-Weekly Accountability through email

-Personalized Nutritional Guide, Recipes, Shopping List Guide and much more!

 

Need new healthy recipes? Visit my website for my Happy. Healthy. Clean. Living recipe book, with over 200 wholesome and raw, delicious recipes.www.greenhealingleaf.com 

 

Thank you Dr. John R. Christopher and his son David Christopher, for this life changing education!! If you have been thinking about signing up for any courses from The School of Natural Healing I am here to urge you to do it! Even if it’s just for yourself, it will be one of the best investments you ever make. Here is a quick link to the school’s courses: http://familyherbalist.snh.cc/

Cynthia Sumner is a Master Herbalist graduate of the School of Natural Healing. She is also a Wholistic Health Coach, Herbal Nutritionist and speaker. You can contact her through her website above or by calling 801.369.1235


January 27th, 2014Dr. Christopher’s Burn Paste

Tonya Judd M.H.

 

In my last newsletter submission I spoke about having an herbal first aid kit for emergencies. One of the items I suggested was Dr. Christopher’s Burn Paste. I recently had my first hands on experience with Dr. Christopher’s Burn paste.  A few months previous I felt that I should make the Burn Paste to have on hand just in case.   I had mixed a batch together and had been storing it in my refrigerator.

 

I was making a meal and did not realize that the burner had been turned on and as I tasted the recipe to see if it tasted “just right”, I scalded my tongue.  Anyone who has ever done this knows that it is not the most pleasant experience.  I thought, “great, now what do I do?”  It always amazes me that when someone asks me what they should do for a particular ailment I seem to have no trouble coming up with suggestions to help them heal, but when it comes to myself that is not always the case.  This time though, I felt that I should try the Dr. Christopher’s Burn Paste on my tongue.  Now lest any of you think that this should not be placed in the mouth, let me reassure you that these are all ingestible ingredients.  I placed the burn paste on my tongue and held it on by pressing my tongue against the side of my cheek.   I was able to keep this on for about an hour before I spit the burn paste out and rinsed my mouth.  This is not the most delicious concoction, but, the results were amazing to say the least.   My tongue was completely healed after just one hour of this application.

Dr. Christopher’s Burn Paste formula can be used for many other ailments including: abrasions, cuts, sprains and for the external healing of broken bones.  When using on external burns place the paste on 1/2 - 3/4″ thick and more burn paste added on top of the each previous application without cleaning off the old application.

 

Dr. Christopher has some amazing healing experiences with this formula which you can read more about at http://www.herballegacy.com/Burns_Sunburns.html

 

Dr. Christopher’s Burn Paste can be made by mixing together in equal parts:

Wheat Germ Oil - is high in vitamin E and is high in anti-oxidants with help with regeneration and healing of the skin while keeping the skin pliable.

Raw Honey - speeds the healing of damaged tissues, is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anit-viral.  Honey is a natural anti-biotic and is loaded with anti-oxidants, vitamins and minerals.  Bacteria cannot live in raw honey so this keeps infection from forming.   Honey also helps to reduce scarring.

Comfrey powder OR Dr. Christopher’s Complete Tissue and Bone Formula with comfrey-comfrey is one of the best cell proliferant herbs available.  It helps rebuild cells and regenerates connective tissues and protects against scarring.  Dr. Christopher referred to it as “People Putty” because of its ability to heal and regenerate flesh, tissues, and bones.

 

You may want to make up some of this amazing burn paste to keep on hand - just in case.  You never know when you may need it.

 

Tonya Judd is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing and an Emotional Release practitioner.


The Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness

 

What would you do if you were suddenly unable to get access to your prescription drugs? Maybe you don’t use Rx drugs, but can you imagine a scenario where the 50% of the population that does rely on Rx drugs is forced to do without?  Can you envision the pain and suffering that would ensue if millions of people were suddenly unable to get their antidepressants, pain pills, and heart medications? This is not just a hypothetical situation, but in the event of a long-term disaster such as an economic collapse the #1 cause of death is projected to be lack of access to medicines.

 

The 400+ page Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide to using Mother Nature’s medicines herbs and essential oils along with basic reflexology, basic acupressure, and a healthy lifestyle to help with chronic illness, injury, infectious disease, pregnancy, childbirth, sanitation, hygiene, mental health, and more!  The chapter on first aid also contains advice from the Western medical perspective.  Whether you are looking for maximal medical preparedness for natural disaster or a collapse scenario, or you are serious about using medicines from Mother Nature for your day-to-day health, The Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness will help you be ready to handle hundreds of health concerns yourself at home!

 

Authors Julie Behling-Hovdal (reflexologist, holistic healer, & essential oil enthusiast), Rebecca Potter (Master Herbalist, School of Natural Healing graduate), and Edward Behling (medic) come together to provide an interesting and practical take on natural medicines, preparedness, and first aid that will empower their readers to achieve greater medical self-sufficiency at a time when many in this country are moving toward more medical dependency.  Included are full-color reflexology and acupressure charts and instruction on how to deliver a baby in the event trained help is unavailable.

 

This book is now available through Christopher Publicationshttp://christopherpublications.com/Essential_Survival_Guide.html

What would you do if you were suddenly unable to get access to your prescription drugs? Maybe you don’t use Rx drugs, but can you imagine a scenario where the 50% of the population that does rely on Rx drugs is forced to do without?  Can you envision the pain and suffering that would ensue if millions of people were suddenly unable to get their antidepressants, pain pills, and heart medications? This is not just a hypothetical situation, but in the event of a long-term disaster such as an economic collapse the #1 cause of death is projected to be lack of access to medicines.

 

The 400+ page Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness is an easy-to-use, no-nonsense guide to using Mother Nature’s medicines herbs and essential oils along with basic reflexology, basic acupressure, and a healthy lifestyle to help with chronic illness, injury, infectious disease, pregnancy, childbirth, sanitation, hygiene, mental health, and more!  The chapter on first aid also contains advice from the Western medical perspective.  Whether you are looking for maximal medical preparedness for natural disaster or a collapse scenario, or you are serious about using medicines from Mother Nature for your day-to-day health, The Essential Survival Guide to Medical Preparedness will help you be ready to handle hundreds of health concerns yourself at home!

 

Authors Julie Behling-Hovdal (reflexologist, holistic healer, & essential oil enthusiast), Rebecca Potter (Master Herbalist, School of Natural Healing graduate), and Edward Behling (medic) come together to provide an interesting and practical take on natural medicines, preparedness, and first aid that will empower their readers to achieve greater medical self-sufficiency at a time when many in this country are moving toward more medical dependency.  Included are full-color reflexology and acupressure charts and instruction on how to deliver a baby in the event trained help is unavailable.

 

This book is now available through Christopher Publicationshttp://christopherpublications.com/Essential_Survival_Guide.html

November 11th, 2013Herbal First Aid Kit

Tonya Judd

An Herbal First Aid Kit goes beyond the normal run of the mill first aid kit containing adhesive bandages and anti-biotic ointment.  An Herbal First-Aid Kit for college students, young married couples, parents, grandparents and others on your gift list who often ask what to do for particular ailments, is a great gift idea for the upcoming Christmas season. These items can be placed in a small plastic tote, a tackle box, a back pack, a duffle bag, a cosmetic bag, a drawstring bag or whatever you have on hand. If you are giving this as a gift to someone who is not familiar with herbal remedies, make sure you include an instruction sheet listing each item and their possible uses.

Below are items that I keep in my Herbal First Aid Kit and are items that I have found to be just what we need when we are away from home:


Cayenne - powdered and tincture:  stops bleeding, improves circulation, headaches and heart attack
Vitalerbs - capsules:  vitamin and mineral supplement
Immucalm - capsules: allergies and allergic reactions, calms and strengthens the immune system, asthma
Plantain- ointment: bites, stings, draws toxins, reduces swelling
Complete Tissue & Bone - ointment:  broken bones, sprains, scrapes, cuts, wounds, skin eruptions, pulled muscles, and blood clots, regenerates tissue
Rash Formula - ointment: soothing ointment for abrasions, eczema, dry skin, poison ivy & swelling
Black Ointment - ointment:  drawing agent, tumors, warts
Comfrey - ointment:  burns, wounds, cuts, bleeding
Cayenne Heat - ointment:  sore muscles and joints, sprains
Sen Sei - ointment:  headaches, sinus pressures, sore muscles, sore throats
Burn Paste - made with equal parts of wheat germ oil, honey and powdered comfrey - burns
Ginger - capsules:   cardiovascular ailments, nausea, anti-inflammatory, gas, indigestion
Garlic Oil - oil:   ear infections, infection, bacteria
X-Ceptic - tincture:  antiseptic, infections, tooth infections
Anti-Spasmodic - tincture: charley horses, cramps, mouth sores, muscle spasms, sore throat
Lobelia - tincture:  anti-spasmodic, emetic, relaxant, expectorant
Black walnut - tincture:  fungus, parasitic infections, warts
Ear & Nerve Formula - tincture:  ear infection, tinnitus, malfunctioning nerves
Glandular System Massage Oil - oil:  cleansing and nourishing the glands, infected glands, and lymph organs
Echinacea - tincture:  enhances the immune system, prevents and fights bacteria and viruses
Relax-Eze - tincture:   nervous tension, insomnia, rebuilding nerves and lessens pain
Herbal Eyebright - tincture and eye cup:  healing the eyes, pink eye
Infection Formula - capsules:  kills infection, clears toxins from lymph and reduces inflammation
Lower Bowel Formula - capsules: bowel cleanser, constipation, rebuilding the bowel
Slippery Elm - powder or capsules:  diarrhea, wounds, inflammation of the stomach & intestines
Castor Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil - nutrition, fomentations; include a large piece of cotton flannel for fomentations
Essential Oils - peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, and lemon are a few good ones to have on hand

Mix and match these great herbal products to make a kit that fits your needs. I have found that transferring the formulas and ointments to smaller containers such as pill holders and small ointment containers (these can be found at health food stores or online), works wonderfully for an Herbal First-Aid Kit for the car.  Also, make sure you label each container and compartment.  I also include the basics that would be found in a traditional First-Aid Kit such as:  bandages, gauze, tweezers, a small bottle of soap, a water bottle, elastic bandages, steri-strips or butterfly closures, disposable hot and cold packs, and scissors.

Having an Herbal First-Aid Kit in each of our vehicles and making sure I have these items on hand at home has given me peace of mind and ensures that I can heal my family in any situation, wherever I am.

Tonya Judd is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing and an Emotional Release practitioner.

October 4th, 2013Self-Reliance

Mike Stuchiner, MH

One of my great passions in life is to write and teach. I especially love to teach about the impact that herbalism and whole food nutrition have on our health. I can’t teach these subjects seriously without speaking about becoming self-reliant. I believe self-reliance is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves in all parts of our lives, especially when it comes to our health and well-being. I can say with 100% confidence that no one wants to rely on others to take care of them. When you rely on others too much you lose a big part of yourself and your independence in the process - and this is especially true with your health.

 

I know you must be tired of running to the ER, doctor, dentist or vet for every little thing that happens to you, your kids, or your pets. I am also willing to bet that you are not crazy about that feeling of helplessness you get when these things happen, feeling as if you can’t do anything about it. I know all too well how crippling that can feel, compounding the feeling of helplessness.

Here’s the good news - and I know for many this will take some time to digest and really embrace: You are not alone and you are not helpless. You are smarter and more resourceful than you think and can take care of more problems than you realize. This is not something you will learn overnight and you will first need to strengthen your coping skills. Learning how to cope with things that happen to you is as important as finding the solution. By learning to cope you minimize any further damage that may occur during the process of finding an answer. You need to be patient during the learning curve and give yourself credit for moving one step forward - because each step is a big step. That one step, followed by another, means you are smarter and have avoided the same mistake that you made before.

Next, follow your gut and your instincts. This will almost never lead you in the wrong direction. Learn how to do research on anything and everything. This is not hard and with practice you will understand how to sift through all the information and know what to take seriously. Again, your instincts will guide you. The Internet can be a wonderful tool, so use it.

The final key to self-reliance is surrounding yourself with like-minded people. Build a community of people you can trust. Remember, you are not looking to rely on them but instead, learn from them and teach them what you can. I can’t stress enough the importance of passing it forward. It is your duty as a human being to teach others what you have been taught. This can also save you a huge amount of money because, if need be, you can barter services with others. That is why it is so important to learn as much as you can about the things you’re passionate about. This knowledge will make you very valuable to others. The secret is to help as many people as you can to become self-reliant and as a secondary benefit, you will also have a source of income.

Remember that 90% of health problems, regardless of what anyone tells you, are not serious. As a matter of fact, in most cases they are quite easy to fix. The other 10% of serious problems are not that difficult to fix either once you remember two very important things. The body is 100% capable of healing itself, and your job is to support the body and give it what it needs to get the job done. You can learn the human body just like a doctor, but unlike a doctor you have the advantage because it is your body and no one knows your body better then YOU. Once you start to believe and understand these important facts nothing can stop you from getting what you want.

I want you to close your eyes and imagine yourself doing something you have always wanted to do but never had the courage to do. Now, you know that tingling feeling you are getting in your gut and that big grin on your face? There it is! You got it!

 

Mike Stuchiner is a Master Herbalist graduate from the School of Natural Healing and is currently located in Boulder Colorado. Mike has worked in the herb and natural food industry for the last 16 years. To date Mike has written 2 books on herbal medicine and has started his own website Eliteherbalist.com. This is an educational website for athletes on herbal medicine and whole food nutrition. Mike has been competing in power lifting for 22 years on a nation and world level with his best lifts in competition being an 800 lb squat, 565 lb bench press and a 635 lb dead lift.


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