Dr. John R. Christopher

November 25, 1909 - February 6, 1983

 

When I married David Christopher 39 years ago we had plans to travel to California and open up a live theater (we both graduated in theater from BYU). Then, with a baby on the way, reality set in. With no money and no one to back us, California was shelved and David accepted an offer from his father, Dr. John R. Christopher, to run his company. This decision literally changed our path in life. David spent many, many long hours ordering herbs, mixing them, packaging them, and filling orders. This was during the time that Dr. Christopher left home each Monday (armed with books and packages of herbs to sell) to lecture for a week in a particular city. He would return home on Friday to spend time with his family and then go out the following Monday again. During this time I started to “baby-sit” the small retail area we had by stocking shelves and answering the phone. While sitting at the desk I saw a pile of papers that seemed to grow larger with each passing day. Curious I looked through the pile and realized the papers were requests from all around the country and world for Dr. Christopher products and price lists. So I started to send out price lists but didn’t know how to help with all of the questions customers had. The next Saturday armed with 25 letters, a note pad and pencil, I sat on the floor of Dr. Christopher’s living room, spread out the papers and went through each letter with him. My herbal education had begun and I was fascinated. It was so simple and yet so effective. It was all just common sense.

 

Every weekend he would patiently tell me how to answer each letter and explained how his herbal combinations worked. Oft times there were similar questions from different people. I assumed that the answers would be the same. When I looked at him for confirmation, his eyes would be closed in meditation. “Add such and such for this one and more of this or that for that one.” He tailored each answer to each specific question. He always knew what was needed and what was right. Dr. Christopher was truly an amazing and inspired man.

 

Soon afterwards, David and I began to travel with Dr. Christopher to conventions throughout the U.S. Invariably I would leave David at the booth and attend each lecture. It didn’t matter how often I heard him speak or heard his stories I never grew tired of listening to him. Of course the large lecture rooms were always packed when Dr. Christopher began to speak. Looking around I could see that the audience was captivated by him. He was charismatic and charming and humble. As soon as he finished speaking I would take off back to the booth to warn David that he was coming with 100 or more people following him. We hurried and let him behind the table just before everyone descended on us. He took time to answer each question as David and I tried to keep tract of the money being literally thrown at us for this book or that book. By the time everyone left the 3 of us and the table had been pushed clear to the back of the booth! This became a common occurrence. What a crazy time we had.

 

Today we still see and feel Dr. Christopher’s influence in the herb and health field. His herbal combinations are truly inspired and have helped thousands of people the world over. His time tested original formulas always bring the desired results. The legacy Dr. Christopher left lives on in his products and in his School of Natural Healing. How blessed we are to continue to spread his legacy. Happy Birthday Papa, we love you.

 

Fawn Christopher

November 11th, 2013Help For Arthritis

Jo Francks MH

A woman recently asked me, “What can be done to help the arthritis in my hands?” She showed me that she could only close her hands half way into a fist. I recommended that she use apple cider vinegar in a solution of 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 tablespoon of honey in a glass of distilled water and drink this solution 3 times a day. I also told her about Dr. Christopher’s Joint Formula and that the dosage for this formula is 2 capsules 3 times a day. The herbs in the Joint formula are designed to dissolve deposits, cleanse and relieve pain. They help the body move towards wellness. I forgot about the conversation I’d had with her until I saw her a couple of weeks later. She told me that she had been using the apple cider vinegar solution and the joint formula faithfully since I had told her about them. She showed me that she could now close her hand almost all the way into a fist. Because the change was gradual to her she wasn’t sure if the formulas were helping. I reminded her that she could only close her hand half way the last time we talked. We were both pleasantly surprised at the progress she had made with just using the joint formula and the apple cider vinegar and honey drink.

This reminded me of another incident that happened after teaching a class on herbal health. I was approached by a man who had been using a cane for years. That day he didn’t have his cane. He was very excited to tell me that he had been taking apple cider vinegar every day and his arthritis was clearing up. He didn’t need his cane any more. So many people have been helped by using these simple and safe remedies.

Dr. Christopher recommended the apple cider vinegar and honey drink to many of his clients. It is very good for digestive problems such as GERD. It also helps balance the Ph in the body and it has been used to help build up the friendly flora in the intestines.

 

Jo Francks is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She is also a Holistic Iridologist and Quantum Touch practitioner. 

October 3rd, 2013Thank you Garlic!!!

 Judith Carter MH

 

Garlic is one of my favorite herbs.  It is inexpensive, can be found in almost any market in the world and is easy and fun to grow.  Fresh garlic vs. powdered garlic makes any recipe go from great to incredible.  When it comes to natural healing, garlic can work wonders and some would even say miracles.

 

This past year our family has had some opportunities to put garlic to the test.  My son’s wife called me and said that she has caught strep throat every year of her life. Knowing how it feels when it starts to come on, she wanted to know what she could do to help stop it naturally.  I related to her what David Christopher at the School of Natural Healing had taught me to do for strep throat, also telling her that it worked in 2-3 days vs. two weeks for antibiotics.  Simply mix together 1 tbsp. honey, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper and then take 1/2 tsp. every hour. Don’t chase it down with water; just let it trickle down your throat. Yes, it will be hot but that brings circulation to your throat which speeds up the healing process.  She followed the therapy and did not get strep throat. The best part is she usually has everything she needs to take care of it, right in her kitchen.

Another experience was with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).  This same son and his wife found themselves in a situation where they were exposed to MRSA time and time again.  Unfortunately, they ended up getting it.  MRSA is an infection that presents as a red bump that resembles a pimple, pustule or boil. They were told that every time they had an outbreak they would have to take antibiotics and that this would be a life time thing. My son’s first MRSA outbreak was slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball and he had another outbreak not too long after the first one.   Once again we turned to garlic.  They put 16 cloves through a garlic press (that’s 16 for him and 16 for her….32 total) and periodically during the day, they put a teaspoon into a cup with enough water for one big swallow until all the garlic was gone. They did this for three days….yes, that was 48 cloves each, making a total of 96 cloves for the two of them. After doing this garlic therapy neither one of them has had trouble with MRSA for over a year now.  It’s wonderful how something so common and simple can be so powerful in healing the human body.

 

Garlic has been used historically.  One story states, “Garlic was the principal ingredient in the famous Four Thieves Vinegar which was adapted so successfully at Marseilles for protection against the plague when it prevailed there in 1772″.  Four thieves confessed that while protected by the liberal use of aromatic garlic vinegar during the plague, they plundered the dead bodies of the victims with complete safety.

 

We now have the modern version of this garlic vinegar, Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune formula. This is a formula I try to always have on hand. It is so simple and yet amazing! When it comes to natural healing, garlic is definitely one of those herbs I wouldn’t want to be without.

 

Take the time to research garlic and you will soon find yourself also saying……thank you garlic!!!

 

 Judith Carter is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She also graduated from the International Institute of Iridology as a Holistic Iridologist and is certified in acupressure.


October 3rd, 2013Thank you Garlic!!!

Judith Carter MH

Garlic is one of my favorite herbs.  It is inexpensive, can be found in almost any market in the world and is easy and fun to grow.  Fresh garlic vs. powdered garlic makes any recipe go from great to incredible.  When it comes to natural healing, garlic can work wonders and some would even say miracles.

 

This past year our family has had some opportunities to put garlic to the test.  My son’s wife called me and said that she has caught strep throat every year of her life. Knowing how it feels when it starts to come on, she wanted to know what she could do to help stop it naturally.  I related to her what David Christopher at the School of Natural Healing had taught me to do for strep throat, also telling her that it worked in 2-3 days vs. two weeks for antibiotics.  Simply mix together 1 tbsp. honey, 2 cloves crushed garlic, 1/4-1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper and then take 1/2 tsp. every hour. Don’t chase it down with water; just let it trickle down your throat. Yes, it will be hot but that brings circulation to your throat which speeds up the healing process.  She followed the therapy and did not get strep throat. The best part is she usually has everything she needs to take care of it, right in her kitchen.

Another experience was with MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus).  This same son and his wife found themselves in a situation where they were exposed to MRSA time and time again.  Unfortunately, they ended up getting it.  MRSA is an infection that presents as a red bump that resembles a pimple, pustule or boil. They were told that every time they had an outbreak they would have to take antibiotics and that this would be a life time thing. My son’s first MRSA outbreak was slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball and he had another outbreak not too long after the first one.   Once again we turned to garlic.  They put 16 cloves through a garlic press (that’s 16 for him and 16 for her….32 total) and periodically during the day, they put a teaspoon into a cup with enough water for one big swallow until all the garlic was gone. They did this for three days….yes, that was 48 cloves each, making a total of 96 cloves for the two of them. After doing this garlic therapy neither one of them has had trouble with MRSA for over a year now.  It’s wonderful how something so common and simple can be so powerful in healing the human body.

Garlic has been used historically.  One story states, “Garlic was the principal ingredient in the famous Four Thieves Vinegar which was adapted so successfully at Marseilles for protection against the plague when it prevailed there in 1772″.  Four thieves confessed that while protected by the liberal use of aromatic garlic vinegar during the plague, they plundered the dead bodies of the victims with complete safety.

We now have the modern version of this garlic vinegar, Dr. Christopher’s Super Garlic Immune formula. This is a formula I try to always have on hand. It is so simple and yet amazing! When it comes to natural healing, garlic is definitely one of those herbs I wouldn’t want to be without.

 

Take the time to research garlic and you will soon find yourself also saying……thank you garlic!!!

 

 Judith Carter is a Master Herbalist graduate of The School of Natural Healing. She also graduated from the International Institute of Iridology as a Holistic Iridologist and is certified in acupressure.

Angela Sannapu M.H. Dip.H.Ir., Phoenix, AZ

What would you do if you were allergic to something healthy? Something that is raw, organic and the main ingredient in many different salads and smoothies? Would you give in and never have that food or would you try and figure out the reason for the allergy and do something about it?

 

My husband found himself in this situation. The allergy was to strawberries. He was not always allergic but after having some of those great red berries he found himself getting canker sores, very bad ones. They were so bad that he could barely talk properly for over 2 weeks at a time. The allergy became so bad that he could not even touch a food that had touched strawberries. In fact, we once went out for breakfast and he ordered waffles not noticing that strawberries were added as a topping. Upon receiving the plate, he promptly removed them, leaving just a little red juice where they had sat. Thinking that wouldn’t hurt him, he ate the waffles. By that afternoon, he had a huge canker sore that lasted over 14 days.

 

As a new student at the School of Natural Healing, I came across Dr. Christopher’s Immucalm formula of 1 part Astragalus Root and 1 part Marshmallow root. I read that Astragalus will strengthen the immune system and the Marshmallow will calm it. I read several stories on how people used this formula to overcome some serious allergies. I was interested to see if it would work with my husband. Before trying though, I thought I would call the Healthier You Radio show with David and Fawn Christopher and get their advice. My instinct was right to use the formula and use a lot of it. I was encouraged to have him take as much as was needed to train the immune system.

 

So I explained to my husband what we would do. Only organic strawberries and then lots of Immucalm capsules. The first day he ate one of the forbidden fruits followed by 5 capsules. 20 min later, he felt a sore coming on, I urged him to take 5 more. He continued taking 5 capsules every 30 minutes until there were no signs of sores. We felt hesitant to try this again the next day, perhaps we were just lucky? We tried again though, with 5 capsules of Immucalm every 20-30 min until no signs appeared.

 

The next day, just as an experiment he ate an organic strawberry and didn’t take the capsules.

Within 20 min a sore started to form. He took the capsules and the sore stopped growing.

We repeated this procedure off and on for several weeks and months eventually even venturing into the conventionally grown strawberries. We were always sure to have lots of Immucalm on hand. Eventually he got to the point of needing to take less and less formula. His body was taking the training very well.

 

I am happy to report that in less than a year’s time he can enjoy a whole bowl of strawberries, organic or not, and not receive so much as a tingle in his mouth! He seldom if ever reaches for the Immucalm bottle anymore. His immune system has been trained to not react negatively to this wonderful food.

 

I am so thankful for the herbs and natural remedies we have available to us. And I am also thankful to the Christopher’s and the School of Natural Healing for keeping the knowledge alive. I have learned so much and applied so much of that knowledge to help my family and friends. My training to become a Master Herbalist has been wonderful. Many thanks to you all.

 

Angela Sannapu is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing as well as a Diplomat in Holistic Iridology from the Internal Institute of Iridology. Angela may be reached for natural healing advice via her website at www.HerbalByte.com

Tara Pierce Herbalist

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