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Herbal Vitamin Testimonial

Anne P.

My husband and I started using the herbs over a year ago. I have some spinal problems and have found that the Bone and Joint Tonic has been very helpful to alleviate pain and swelling in my back. The change is not immediate; the herbs have to be used over a few days consistently to create change. Nonetheless, it is so refreshing to know that the change is not from medicine that have suppressed pain, but it’s from the herbs working with my body to create health through nutrients that my body has been needing to allow it to heal and change to be healthy.
We also use the Calcium Tonic, since we have changed our diet to have more whole fruits and vegetables with less breads, milk, and cheese. I have found we have less calcium in our diet and have been desiring to have more, thus the Calcium Tonic has been very helpful especially if one plans on being pregnant.
The Whole Body Tonic my husband uses daily like a vitamin and we both use the Whole Body Tonic if we feel we are starting to get sick or be run down. It gives our bodies an extra boost to prevent and fight off the sickness.
We both use the Women’s Tonic, both my husband and I for different reasons. My husband uses it more as a sleep aid. He works nights and the tonic helps him to get to sleep faster and sleep a bit better in the day. I have used it for iron needs and mellowing out my emotions during menstruation. I have also found it helps with fertility, if one is desiring to start a family and having trouble. I would suggest adding this tonic into your daily routine.
We found that we like taking the herbs best in a glass of water. We just measure out the herbs and put some water in a glass and drink. Then follow up with another glass of water without herbs to wash it down. It is the cheapest way, very easy to prepare, and is quick. Most of the herbs don’t have a really strong taste. Except the Whole Body Tonic does have that extra kick at the end. So having extra water would be best. I have been very pleased with the herbs. I know they have helped create health and healing in our bodies.

The Antibiotics Crisis

There is conclusive evidence on the destructive consequences of the over use of antibiotics. Antibiotic pressure on an organism can be a cofactor in immune deficiency conditions. Antibiotics were originally prescribed to fight bacterial diseases. Once these drugs became major moneymakers, their marketing took on a life of their own.

Unaware of the link to mass destruction of their immune system, an unsuspecting generation has upped its antibiotic intake through over-use (orally), through use in skin cleansing products, and ingestion through meat and poultry. This has created a potentially greater problem of the seemingly unstoppable advance of resistant bacteria. Bacteria, resistant to most or all of the known antibiotics, are menacing hospitals and their patients.

Because essential oils are not patentable and profit expectations are zero, there is no corporate sponsorship and therefore there is hardly any current scientific exploration. Essential oils are no longer researched at university level, which therefore creates the perception that these medicines are weak, useless, or ineffective.

“Existing knowledge” is no longer generated by impartial, unbiased research, but almost exclusively through corporate funding. Since virtually no current research exists, aromatherapy’s claims rest on traditional and anecdotal lore. The reality of aromatherapy is therefore only partly defined by science. It may be a sign of our times that a short attention span is also reflected in the work of contemporary scientists who find neither the time nor the energy to look at available evidence before they set out to conduct more research or formulate their statements. As a consequence, abundant scientific documentation on the pharmacology of essential oils , especially in German and French scientific literature, is overlooked. A substantial body of scientific studies already exists. This provides a perfect pharmacological rationale for many of the applications of essential oils.

Antibiotics can set off allergies, and this happens most frequently in countries where they are in general use. The widespread diffusion of penicillin, and it’s dirivitives, its systematic and at times indiscriminate use in mild infections, together with its abuse in such pharmaceutical preparations as toothpaste, can explain the steadily increasing numbers of people in the West who have become sensitized to it.

Text taken from:
Medical Aromatherapy, Healing With Essential Oils by Kurt Schnaubelt.
Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood.
The Practice of Aromatherapy, by Jean Valnet, M.D.