Monday, April 30, 2012

Kidney Formula

  Most of the reason Ive educated myself in herbs was to help the issues that my dear husband struggles with. But for whatever reason the more you try to convince *ahem* certain types of people what is good for them, the more they dig in their heels. Such is the case. But recently a breakthrough has occurred and because of increasing pain due to work conditions and diet, we have finally started addressing these issues with a wonderful cleansing, healing formula from Dr. Christopher.  

      My husband has had problems with his kidneys from the beginning of his life. At 5 months old he was Rock Island Illinois youngest kidney patient. Because of several accidents, he's gone through shunts and hydronephrosis (retaining urine), kidney stones by the scores, and as of a couple of years ago a nuclear test showed three masses in his left kidney either calcification's or cysts. At one point at 17 a doctor recommended that the kidney be removed. Thankfully (although he wouldn't agree) it was left intact.

     Personally I have used this formula for kidney infections, and track infections (UTI) in myself and my daughter. Ive given it to my in-laws for kidney stones and also severe UTI, working miracles every time. But what about a severe case such as kidney calcification or cysts?  Well I'm happy to report it works just as well and brings wonderful relief. Dear husbands kidneys have been overactive lately and have been giving him many pains due to extra water he was taking in at his very physical job. Usually his beverage of choice is Pepsi. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner. Snack. Drinking any kind of water actually hurts his kidneys because he knows they start getting rid of all the gunk built up inside. Needless to say he avoids water at (almost) every turn. 

     So with his arm behind his back with a promise NEVER to mention herbs to him again in my life, I bribed him to try them FAITHFULLY and see what happened. WOW was he amazed! Although he had to take more capsules more frequently than an average Joe, they relieved the pain of the overactive kidneys. He finally  found an avenue of relief. Now if I can convince him to keep taking them even when they don't hurt him to clean up the condition even better.... we'll see.

     This formula is sold wherever Dr. Christopher products are sold. HERE is where I buy some formulas that I don't make myself. This is one of the first few formulas that I did purchase ingredients in bulk for, so I make my own and encapsulate them. And by the way- encapsulators are great for being able to get the formulas tweaked to your own  liking and needs. If you get very far into herbs one is wonderful to have.  


Dr. Christopher's Kidney Formula:

1 part each by weight-
  • Juniper berries (juniperus communis)
  • Parsley (petroselinum crispum)
  • Uva ursi (arctostaphylos uva-ursi)
  • Marshmallow root (althaea officinalis)
  • Lobelia (lobelia inflata)
  • Ginger (zingiber officinalis
  • Goldenseal (hydrastasis canadensis)
This can be made into a tea, a tincture or a capsule. Suggested use for tea is a cup morning and evening, or two capsules or 30-60 drops of the glycerine based extract a.m. and pm. with a cup of parsley tea. (DH didn't take the tea, but even taking it with WATER was a huge step for him!)


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Give Away!!

     Seriously been wanting to do a give away for a long time, and now that I have had a recent blessing in my life, I want to turn around and use it to bless someone else. 

     On Tuesday May 1st I'll start taking names of those who would like to be included in a drawing for a book of your choice, of the titles here on this page. Leave a comment with your first name and last initial  ONLY, no email addresses (as I don't know how to keep them hidden).  On the following Monday, one week later I'll have a drawing and announce the winner. You must contact me with your email address at that time to give me your info to have the book shipped to you. Being subscribed and seeing the post on your feed will help notify you if you've won, but it isn't necessary to enter the drawing. If you do not contact me within 48 hours I will redraw for an new recipient.

Herbs to the Rescue-Herbal First Aid
     The choices I'm offering include three books that I know and have myself, and one I'm planning on purchasing soon. I love each one. 

     Herbs to the Rescue, by Kurt King condenses a lot of Dr. Christopher's knowledge and formulas down to a "pocket" size book that is easy to take with you in the car or on camping trips. It gives recommendations for herbs and plants around you in the woods as well as Dr. Christopher's formulas if you happen to have them with you. Excellent and very practical. 

Healthy Choices Cookbook
     The next book I offer is Healthy Choices Cookbook. This is such an awesome book for those that wish to exclude processed anything. Excellent recipes that include herbs from your garden like chickweed and  more. Wonderful garden hints, canning recipes and alternatives to meats. Really does a stellar job in offering an array of meals that your family will REALLY EAT- even for picky eaters like mine.

Putting Food By 2010 Edition
     Putting Food By has been a wonderful standby to many over the years. For a long time it only rivaled my other well loved book: Root Cellaring  Updated in 2010 it is a book that covers all areas with all safety precautions accounted for. Really a timeless book.

Great Meals Dutch Oven Style
The last choice is actually one that I don't have just yet, but will be ordering one. That way we can learn together! This book discusses outdoor dutch oven cooking (the kind that has legs on it). Since I got a dutcth oven for my birthday on the 27th I'm going to really work on developing my outdoor cooking skills. I love using my many pieces of cast iron in the house, now its time to break out of the box!

So come join me this week and be sure to pass the word along to make it fun!

PS- Im willing to send it out of the country too if you folks would like- I know there are a number of you that visit my blog. You help make this blog what it is too, and I appreciate it!