Docstoc

An Introduction to Natural Healing

Document Sample
An Introduction to Natural Healing Powered By Docstoc
					Guide to Natural Healing




      By Dean Alter




      July 19, 2010
Guide to Natural Healing

Table of Contents
 Preface......................................................................................................................................... 7
 Definition of Natural Healing ..................................................................................................... 8
 The Historical Roots of Natural Healing .................................................................................... 9
 Four Healing Programs of 20th Century USA ........................................................................... 11
   Dr. Christopher’s Curing the ―Incurables‖ Program............................................................. 12
   Richard Schultz’s Incurables Program.................................................................................. 14
   Norman Walker’s Juice Therapy .......................................................................................... 15
   The Ann Wigmore’s Live Foods Program............................................................................ 15
 The Holistic Health and Healing Program ................................................................................ 16
   Candida Cleansing ................................................................................................................ 18
   Parasite Cleansing ................................................................................................................. 20
   Bowel Cleansing ................................................................................................................... 21
   Liver and Gall Bladder Cleansing......................................................................................... 22
   Kidney Cleansing .................................................................................................................. 23
   Blood and Lymph Cleansing ................................................................................................ 23
   Healing with Food................................................................................................................. 24
   Healing with Water ............................................................................................................... 26
   Healing with Air ................................................................................................................... 27
   Healing with Light ................................................................................................................ 27
   Healing with Body Movement .............................................................................................. 28
   Healing Thoughts and Emotions ........................................................................................... 28
 Curing the Incurables – A Daily Program ................................................................................ 34
 Diseases..................................................................................................................................... 35
   Acne ...................................................................................................................................... 36
   Adrenal Fatigue and Addison’s Disease ............................................................................... 36
   Allergies ................................................................................................................................ 37
   Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Diseases ................................................................................. 37
   Anemia .................................................................................................................................. 38
   Arthritis, Rheumatism, and Gout .......................................................................................... 39
   Athlete’s Foot........................................................................................................................ 40
   Bleeding ................................................................................................................................ 40
   Bone and Tooth Decay.......................................................................................................... 40
   Blood Poisoning (Septicemia) .............................................................................................. 41
   Burns ..................................................................................................................................... 42
   Cancer ................................................................................................................................... 42
   Depression............................................................................................................................. 45
   Diabetes and Hypoglycemia ................................................................................................. 46
   Diarrhea and Indigestion ....................................................................................................... 47
   Ear Infections ........................................................................................................................ 47
   Eczema .................................................................................................................................. 48


                                                                                                                                                 2
  Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis)..................................................................................... 48
  Epilepsy................................................................................................................................. 50
  Eyes ....................................................................................................................................... 51
  Fatigue................................................................................................................................... 51
  Fever Diseases ...................................................................................................................... 52
  Fibromyalgia ......................................................................................................................... 53
  Gangrene ............................................................................................................................... 53
  Headaches ............................................................................................................................. 53
  Hearing .................................................................................................................................. 54
  Heart Disease ........................................................................................................................ 54
  Hernia .................................................................................................................................... 55
  Herpes (Shingles) .................................................................................................................. 55
  HIV ....................................................................................................................................... 56
  Impetigo ................................................................................................................................ 57
  Impotency ............................................................................................................................ 57
  Infection ................................................................................................................................ 57
  Insomnia ................................................................................................................................ 58
  Kidney Stones and Kidney Failure ....................................................................................... 58
  Lazy Eye ............................................................................................................................... 59
  Leprosy ................................................................................................................................. 60
  Liver Disease ........................................................................................................................ 60
  Malaria .................................................................................................................................. 61
  Menopause ........................................................................................................................... 61
  Menstrual Difficulties .......................................................................................................... 62
  Neuromuscular Diseases ....................................................................................................... 62
  Overweight ............................................................................................................................ 64
  Parkinson’s ............................................................................................................................ 65
  Polio ...................................................................................................................................... 65
  Pregnancy.............................................................................................................................. 66
  Prostate ................................................................................................................................ 66
  Pyorrhea ................................................................................................................................ 67
  Respiratory Diseases, Flu, and Pneumonia ........................................................................... 67
  Smoking ................................................................................................................................ 70
  Stroke .................................................................................................................................... 71
  Swollen Feet.......................................................................................................................... 73
  Thrush ................................................................................................................................... 74
  Thyroid .................................................................................................................................. 74
  Tumors, Cysts, and Polyps.................................................................................................... 74
  Typhoid ................................................................................................................................. 75
  Ulcers .................................................................................................................................... 75
  Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids ......................................................................................... 75
  Wounds, Cuts, Broken Bones, and Surgery.......................................................................... 76
Things to Avoid ........................................................................................................................ 76
  Conventional Medicine ......................................................................................................... 76
  Foods to Avoid ...................................................................................................................... 76
  Tobacco ................................................................................................................................. 77



                                                                                                                                               3
  Drugs ..................................................................................................................................... 77
  Cell Phones ........................................................................................................................... 77
  Microwave Ovens ................................................................................................................. 78
  Aluminum Pans..................................................................................................................... 78
  X Rays ................................................................................................................................... 79
  Vaccinations .......................................................................................................................... 79
  Fluoride ................................................................................................................................. 79
  Unnecessary Surgery ............................................................................................................ 79
Foods and Super Foods ............................................................................................................. 79
Oils ............................................................................................................................................ 82
  Olive Oil................................................................................................................................ 83
  Castor Oil .............................................................................................................................. 83
  Flax Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Cod Liver Oil ..................................................................... 83
  Three Oil Massage ................................................................................................................ 83
  Coconut Oil ........................................................................................................................... 83
  Almond Oil ........................................................................................................................... 83
  Mustard Oil ........................................................................................................................... 84
  Tea Tree Oil .......................................................................................................................... 84
  Peppermint Oil ...................................................................................................................... 84
  Eucalyptus Oil ....................................................................................................................... 84
  Neem Oil ............................................................................................................................... 84
  Lemongrass Oil ..................................................................................................................... 84
Juices ......................................................................................................................................... 85
  Apple Juice............................................................................................................................ 85
  Asparagus Juice .................................................................................................................... 85
  Beet Juice .............................................................................................................................. 85
  Brussels Sprouts and String Bean Juice ................................................................................ 86
  Cabbage Juice ....................................................................................................................... 86
  Carrot Juice ........................................................................................................................... 86
  Chlorophyll Rich Juices ........................................................................................................ 87
  Citrus Juices .......................................................................................................................... 87
  Cucumber Juice..................................................................................................................... 87
  Dandelion Juice..................................................................................................................... 87
  Endive Juice .......................................................................................................................... 88
  Fennel Juice .......................................................................................................................... 88
  Grape Juice and Berry Juice ................................................................................................. 88
  Lettuce Juice ......................................................................................................................... 88
  Parsley Juice.......................................................................................................................... 89
  Parsnip Juice ......................................................................................................................... 89
  Potato Juice ........................................................................................................................... 89
  Prune Juice ............................................................................................................................ 89
  Spinach Juice ........................................................................................................................ 89
  Sweet Peppers Juice .............................................................................................................. 90
  Turnip Juice .......................................................................................................................... 90
  Watercress Juice.................................................................................................................... 90
Medicinal Herbs ........................................................................................................................ 90



                                                                                                                                                  4
  Bayberry................................................................................................................................ 91
  Barberry and Oregon Grape .................................................................................................. 91
  Black Cohosh and B & B Tincture ....................................................................................... 91
  Black Walnut ........................................................................................................................ 91
  Bugleweed............................................................................................................................. 92
  Burdock ................................................................................................................................. 92
  Catnip .................................................................................................................................... 92
  Cayenne................................................................................................................................. 92
  Cedar Berries ........................................................................................................................ 93
  Celery Seed ........................................................................................................................... 93
  Chamomile ............................................................................................................................ 93
  Chaparral ............................................................................................................................... 93
  Cinnamon .............................................................................................................................. 93
  Comfrey, Marigold, and Aloe Vera ...................................................................................... 94
  Comfrey and the Bone, Flesh and Cartilage (BF&C) Combination ..................................... 94
  Dandelion .............................................................................................................................. 95
  Echinacea .............................................................................................................................. 95
  Elder Flowers ........................................................................................................................ 95
  Elecampane ........................................................................................................................... 96
  Fennel .................................................................................................................................... 96
  Flax Seeds ............................................................................................................................. 96
  Garlic..................................................................................................................................... 97
  Ginger ................................................................................................................................... 97
  Goldenseal............................................................................................................................. 97
  Hawthrorne ........................................................................................................................... 98
  Horse Chestnut ...................................................................................................................... 98
  Horseradish and Apple Juice Glycerin Tincture ................................................................... 98
  Hydrangea ............................................................................................................................. 99
  Irish Moss.............................................................................................................................. 99
  Juniper ................................................................................................................................... 99
  Lobelia .................................................................................................................................. 99
  Marshmallow Root Powder and Slippery Elm Bark Powder ............................................. 100
  Mullen ................................................................................................................................. 101
  Neem ................................................................................................................................... 101
  Nettle ................................................................................................................................... 101
  Oat Straw and Horsetail ...................................................................................................... 101
  Peppermint .......................................................................................................................... 101
  Red Raspberry..................................................................................................................... 102
  Sage ..................................................................................................................................... 102
  St. John’s Wort.................................................................................................................... 102
  Thyme ................................................................................................................................. 102
  Turmeric .............................................................................................................................. 102
  Yarrow ................................................................................................................................ 103
Common Names -- Botanical Names ................................................................................. 103
Vegetable Glycerin ................................................................................................................. 105
How to Make Herbal Preparations .......................................................................................... 106



                                                                                                                                              5
  Herbal Juices ....................................................................................................................... 106
  Herbal Teas ......................................................................................................................... 107
  Herbal Tinctures.................................................................................................................. 107
  Herbal Syrups...................................................................................................................... 110
  Herbal Infused Oils ............................................................................................................. 111
  Herbal Creams .................................................................................................................... 111
  Herbal Poultices .................................................................................................................. 111
Sources of Supplies, Books, Training, and Services .............................................................. 112
Bibliography ........................................................................................................................... 113




                                                                                                                                          6
Preface

In 1996, when I was diagnosed with heart disease, the doctors said it was hereditary and there
was no cure for it. But I had to find a cure. Luckily, I did find Dr. Christopher’s Incurables
Program and now my heart disease is all gone.

While implementing the Incurables Program, I began studying natural healing. In 2001 I
completed a Masters Degree in Herbology from the School of Natural Healing.
I continued studying and researching while traveling around the United States, South Africa,
Australia, India, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Bangladesh, and Thailand. I looked into the
historical roots of natural healing and into the various Healing Arts which comprise natural
healing. I read and thought about the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing and how they
relate to the physical aspects of healing.

I felt especially challenged by Dr. Christopher’s statement that ―There are no incurable
diseases.‖ I believed him and I felt challenged to prove that he was right. I thought to myself
that if there are really no incurable diseases, then we must be able to document historical cures
for each and every disease. Dr. Christopher himself gave cures for many diseases, but still there
were many diseases for which I could not find good cures. And also there were many
recommendations for use of herbs and therapies for various diseases which when I checked them
turned out to be of little value. The plethora of materials pointing different directions was very
confusing.

This motivated me to search systematically for historical cures. Although it was time consuming
to do so, I checked out each cure myself. I did this by either applying the cures to myself (if I
had that disease) or by verifying actual cures of others.

I cured myself of not only of heart disease but also of gall stones, constipation, muscle weakness
and cramps, tooth decay, arthritis, chronic fatigue, depression, ringing in the ears, sinusitis,
bronchitis, flu, candida, elephantiasis, and general debility. I regained my ability to do vigorous
exercise and to hike and run long distances without fatigue.

Historical Cures for Curing the So-Called Incurable Diseases includes the following:

   o   An explanation of what natural healing is
   o   A Holistic Program for preventing and curing diseases
   o   Specific treatments for over 60 diseases and conditions
   o   Information on Foods, Oils, Juices, and Medicinal Herbs
   o   Instructions on How to Make Herbal Preparations
   o   Historical Information on Natural Healing Programs
   o   Sources of Supplies, Books, Training, and Services

None of this is meant to diagnose, prescribe, or cure, but is designed only to inform about what
has worked in the past. I hope this information will help you in your quest for health and
happiness.



                                                                                                   7
Definition of Natural Healing

Natural healing is a practice of using natural remedies to cure and prevent diseases without using
drugs, X-rays, or unnecessary surgery. It is cheaper, faster, more effective, and much safer than
―modern‖ medicine.

There are no incurable diseases. During the long history of natural healing -- going back
thousands of years in all regions of the world -- all of the known diseases have been cured.

In natural healing we apply historical cures for diseases which are safe (without any causing
damage or side effects) and effective (both the symptoms and the causes of disease are removed
resulting in a true cure).

To practice natural healing is to live in harmony with nature while taking personal responsibility
for achieving health and vitality. Prevention and cure of diseases follows naturally as a result of
healthy living.

Natural healing assists nature by using natural foods and forces of nature that support life.

Let’s take an example to show how natural healing works with nature. Let us take a case of sore
throat and fever accompanied by inflammation and skin rashes. Natural healing recognizes this
disease as the body’s reaction to garbage and parasites feeding on garbage. The immune system
fights back and raises the body temperature so that it can move faster, capture more invaders, and
clean out more garbage. The inflammation and rashes are part of the defense action -- the
immune system kicking into action. The inflammation is the spreading of materials to entrap the
invaders and the rashes are cleansing through the skin. The medical profession likes to suppress
these symptoms (as if they were the problem and not part of the solution) with antibiotics, anti-
inflammatory medication, hormone suppressors, etc. If the medicine ―works‖ the symptoms will
be suppressed and the sore throat, fever, rashes, and inflammation will be all gone or at least
reduced for a while. So you have been cured!

Wrong. While the symptoms may be gone or reduced, the garbage is still there and still
accumulating. No actual solution has been found for the real cause of the disease. But in the
meantime the immune system has been damaged by the medical treatment. So the disease comes
back with greater force time and again. Natural healing goes 180 degrees in the opposite
direction. It assists the body to cough better, assists the body to raise the fever higher, and
accelerates the cleansing which temporarily increases the rashes and the inflammation. Natural
healing helps the immune system by supplying it with things it needs and wants to do. It may
seem counterintuitive to deliberately increase symptoms like fever, cough, and rashes, but with
this type of support, the immune system works faster and becomes stronger at the same time.

Natural healing aims at healing the whole person, body, mind, and heart. Natural healing
includes the various healing arts such as herbology, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy,
hydrotherapy, counseling, reflexology, iridology, sun therapy, cognitive development, and
organic gardening, and farming.



                                                                                                  8
Natural healing is a way of living in harmony with nature while taking personal responsibility for
achieving health and vitality. Prevention and cure of diseases follows naturally as a result of
being healthy.

A strict definition of natural would be: ―as found in nature and not altered by humans.‖
However, some natural healing practitioners sometimes use preparations such as alcohol
tinctures which are not really natural because they are not found in nature. These unnatural
things have to be used sparingly if at all and are best avoided when better alternatives are
available. For example, glycerin and apple cider vinegar tinctures and fresh raw juices and
sprouts should be used instead of alcohol tinctures when possible.

The techniques of natural healing were discovered thousands of years ago by observation of
nature. Today every advance of natural healing is based on scientific observation how things
work in nature.

The two basic actions of natural healing are cleansing and nourishing. By cleansing and
nourishing we can prevent and cure diseases all diseases.

In this book, a holistic healing program is described which includes six types of cleansing:
Candida Cleansing, Parasite Cleansing, Liver and Gall Bladder Cleansing, Kidney Cleansing,
and Blood and Lymph Cleansing. Then the processes of healing with food, water, air, light, and
body movement are described. Finally, 14 ways to heal the heart and the mind are described.

This holistic healing program is for anyone whether sick or very healthy. Even a top athlete can
benefit by following the program to improve strength, stamina, and performance.

I know this program sounds like a lot, but every part of it is simple, easy, and harmless. My
recommendation is to start with some parts of the program which most appeal to you and keep
adding parts until you have the holistic program that works for you. Only by implementing
natural healing can you understand it.

The potential benefits of natural healing go beyond individual health. Healthy people are needed
for healthy societies, healthy nations, and a healthy world. Peace and harmony can’t be
legislated or achieved by force of arms. Violence only leads to more violence. But the
philosophy of natural healing promotes compassion and non-violent living in harmony with the
laws of nature.

The place to start is with your own health. By cleansing yourself and strengthening your life
forces, you can gain the strength and understanding to help others as well. Every act of kindness
and compassion instantly rewards the giver with a warm feeling and improved health – which is
reason enough to be kind and compassionate.

The Historical Roots of Natural Healing

All of the ancient cultures practiced natural healing to some extent. The American Indians, the
aborigines, the Eskimos, the natives of Europe, Africa, Polynesia, and Asia all used local herbs,


                                                                                                    9
the sun, water, earth, air, body movement, and spiritual practices for healing. Each of these
societies had an amazing understanding of healing deriving from their closeness to nature.
Kenneth Meadows describes this in his several books about Shamanic practices. Where Eagles
Fly – A Shamanic Way to Inner Wisdom is a good book to get an introduction to this subject.

The basic principles of natural healing were developed in the most complete form in an Ancient
Teaching in pre-history sometime before 6,000 BC in the ancient Sumeria/Mesopotamian
civilization between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers. This area was once called Babylon and
today it is part of Iraq. The earliest records of the Ancient Teaching are in pictures, called
pictographs. Some of them are attributed to Zarathustra the First who lived around 6000 BC.

The Ancient Teaching was codified and recorded in writing in the Zend Avesta by Zarathustra
the Second who lived in Persia (modern Iran) around 4000 BC.

The Zarathustrian beliefs spread from Mesopotamia and Persia east to India and west to Israel.
They can be seen depicted in the Wheel of Yogas of Patanjali, in the Wheel of Life of Buddha,
and in the Essene Tree of Life.

In these ancient religions, the mind, body, and spirit were viewed as a unity of the individual and
the individual was viewed as a part of nature and the cosmos. Good was harmony with nature
and the cosmos and evil was disharmony with nature and the cosmos.

A framework was developed for understanding the struggle between light and darkness, good
and evil. In the Essene Tree of Life developed between 200 BC and 100 AD:
     The good forces in nature (i.e. on the Earth) were seven: The Earthly Mother, joy,
       vitality, earth and nutritive food coming from the earth, clean air, clean water, and
       sunlight.
     The good forces in the cosmos (i.e. in the sky) were seven: The Heavenly Father, power,
       love, wisdom, eternal life, creative work, and peace.

The health and preservation of the individual, the family, the nation, and society were all
optimized by regular daily commune with the earthly forces and nightly commune with the
heavenly forces. These communes inspired a life devoted to understanding and living in
harmony with the natural and cosmic universal laws.

Zarathustra developed a drama to enact the struggle between good forces of light and evil forces
of darkness. The good forces in white opposed the evil forces in black on a 64 square board.
This was the ancient origin of the game of chess.

This Ancient Teaching which is most fully articulated in the Essene writings was a very
complete system not only of health, but also of peace and order in society. The Ancient
Teaching is the historical origin of the fundamentals of natural healing and even provides a
blueprint for healthy societies and world peace.

Dr. Edmond Bordeaux Szekely made a life study of the cosmic elements of world religions and
advocated a way of life which he called essene and which he conceptualized based in large part


                                                                                                 10
on the writings of Zarathustra and the Essenes though he did in fact draw upon parallels in
Buddhist, Hindu, Christian, Aztec, Mayan, and other world religions. Essene living incorporates
a search for truth and enlightenment through consciousness, commune with nature, study of the
great literary works, art and music, a minimum of possessions, respect for all living things, non-
violence, love and compassion, service and teaching, and health through harmony with the
natural and cosmic laws.

Edmond Szekely also coined the term ―biogenic‖ for food which is still growing and is capable
of reproducing. The most valuable biogenic food is in its rapid growth stage, such as sprouts and
young shoots of grass and other plants just starting in the growth process. In this stage, food has
the most energy and life force and is therefore most beneficial to sustain life and heal diseases.

The Essene way of life calls for contentment with a minimum of possessions necessary to sustain
and fulfill life in service to others. Minimizing needs and avoiding luxury is an essential step
towards freedom. Greed for the illusory material things makes slaves of people and keeps them
from the true quest for health, compassion, and love of life. Luxury is a vice ―for the man who
stands in need of many things imposes thereby on himself all the anxiety, and submits to all the
means just or unjust of acquiring them. As soon as he possesses an enjoyment, he covets
another. He always wants more; he is never rich and content. He must have splendid furniture,
expensive clothes, a train of attendants, horses, carriages, women, theatrical representations, and
games. Now to supply so many expenses, much money must be had and he looks on every
method of procuring it as good and even necessary. At first he borrows, afterwards he steals,
robs, plunders, is at war with everyone, ruins and is ruined.‖ He is blinded to the splendor of
nature and squanders his eyesight, his hearing, and his health, while growing more and more
alone and isolated from his companions.

Dr. Szekely co-founded the International Biogenic Society with Nobel Prize winning author
Romain Rolland. The IBS Credo says in part ―We believe we shall mobilize all the forces of life
against the forces of death.‖ For a free catalogue of books written by Dr. Szekely, write to the
International Biogenic Society, P.O. Box 849, Nelson, British Columbia, Canada V1L6A5.
More than 80 books are available from IBS at very reasonable prices. These books include The
Essene Gospel of Peace, select portions of the Zend Avesta of Zarathustra, a three volume series
entitled Search for the Ageless which describes Dr. Szekely’s travels and his experiments with
Essene living and healing, plus numerous other works by this amazing author. There is no phone
number, no email address, and no credit cards are accepted -- you must pay by check or money
order in US dollars. But the catalogue is free and IBS always responds personally to your letters.


Four Healing Programs of 20th Century USA

This book draws on several programs that were developed in 20th century USA for preventing
and curing the so called incurable diseases. These programs emerged out of turbulent and
difficult times for natural healing in the United States.

Around 1900 there were more herbal doctors than allopathic doctors in the United States. Then
in the early 1900s the Eclectic schools of medicine were one by one put out of business and the


                                                                                                11
practice of herbal medicine dwindled to an all time low. At the same time farm fresh organic
produce and whole organic foods nearly disappeared from use. Junk foods, convenience foods,
processed foods, and the use of artificial substances in foods multiplied. Chronic and debilitative
diseases rapidly increased. However, natural healing was not extinguished. A back-to-nature
counter-culture developed and a few brilliant and courageous innovators stood out as leaders in
the development of new techniques and programs of natural healing.

Herbology in the USA during the 19th Century was basically European herbology enriched by
certain herbs native to North America (e.g. lobelia, ginseng, and echinacea) and herbal practices
learned from the American Indians. Robert Thomson practiced herbal medicine in the 1830 to
the 1850 timeframe. He popularized the use of lobelia to clear acute conditions and he used
cayenne along with the lobelia to multiply and extend the curative effect of the lobelia. Another
key herb used by Robert Thomson was bayberry for canker and digestive disorders of a chronic
nature.

An excellent example of American herbal practice during the early 20th Century is to be found in
Back to Eden by Jethro Kloss. All of the diseases of the 19th and early 20th Century including
heart disease, cancer, and pneumonia were successfully treated and cured using natural methods
such as those so well described in this easy to read book.

The four programs which I admire the most and which I have drawn on the most are the
following:

   1.   Dr. John R. Christopher’s Curing the ―Incurables‖ Program
   2.   Richard Schultz’s Incurables Programs
   3.   Norman Walker’s Juice and Live Food Diet
   4.   Ann Wigmore’s Program featuring Sprouts and Wheat Grass Juice


Dr. Christopher’s Curing the “Incurables” Program

Dr. John R. Christopher founded the School of Natural Healing in 1953 following upon a
successful career as a naturopathic physician. Dr. Christopher was a widely read and eclectic
teacher who benefited from his willingness to learn from all sources. One of his teachers was
Dr. Edward Shook whose teachings on herbology contain some of the most brilliant and
powerful concepts and herbal combinations for curing serious diseases. Dr. Shook’s
recommendations are based on a long and successful professional practice and they really work.

Dr. John R. Christopher did a lot to popularize herbal medicine and make it into a holistic
program which includes sun bathing, deep breathing, hot baths, massage, reflexology, iridology,
herbs, and a diet program of juices, raw vegetarian foods, and herbal formulas. Dr. Christopher’s
little pamphlet entitled Curing the ―Incurables‖ summarizes his recommended home therapy
program which has been successful in curing most major diseases. I highly recommend
purchasing this pamphlet which costs only $2. Here is a summary of the program:
Liquids. Drink 1 oz of liquid daily for each pound of body weight. So, for example if you
weigh 132 pounds drink 132 oz daily which is equal to one gallon or approximately 4 liters. The


                                                                                                12
liquid should be mostly fresh squeezed organic juice and the remainder should be pure water or
herbal tea made from pure water. For the first week, drink fresh carrot juice, the second week
fresh apple juice, and the third week fresh grape juice. On the fourth week repeat carrot, fifth
week apple, sixth week grape, and so on. Drink by chewing swishing in the mouth an eight-
ounce glass or more each hour during the day until the minimum amount has been consumed.
Drink more if you so desire.
Drink one cup or more of slippery elm gruel each day. The liquid can be as thin or thick as
desired. With this herb, you take the powder and carefully mix it with enough water (preferably
distilled) to form a paste because it does not mix easily. Mix it with some other herb such as
psyllium and it will mix with the water more easily. Then thin it to desired consistency by
adding more water. A little honey can be added if preferred.
Drink one cup or more of comfrey leaf or root tea each day.
Twenty minutes before or after drinking the juice, tea or gruel, drink as much steam-distilled
water as desired.

Herbal Formulas: A total of 7 herbal formulas are recommended on this program:
   1. A cell building formula.
   2. A blood purifying combination.
   3. A lower bowel tonic.
   4. A nerve combination.
   5. A pancreas aid combination.
   6. A calcium aid formula.
   7. A motor nerve and spinal cord combination.
Taking all these herbs in tea, syrup, or capsule form is quite a feat of scheduling and dedication!!

Deep Breathing: Learn to breathe deeply and dedicate time to it each day. This is breathing
with both the chest and abdomen at the same time all the way in and all the way out and
continuing for at least 10 minutes or more several times per day.

Clothing:
Use only natural fibers such as cotton, wool, linen, or silk for clothes and bed covers. Natural
fibers allow moisture to get out and air to get in.

Releasing Static Electricity:
Walk barefoot on the lawn or bare earth to get rid of the static electricity in the body and to allow
new electrical vibration to come from the atmosphere.

Three Oil Massage:
For the first two days, massage with castor oil, using a clockwise circular motion from the top of
the head to the bottom of the feet, always working towards the heart. The next two days use
olive oil, and the last two days of the week massage with wheat germ oil.
Day of Rest:




                                                                                                   13
On the seventh day, rest using no foods, herbs, or juice, only steam-distilled water as much as is
desired.

Sunbathe:
Immediately after the massage, take a sunbath each day in the nude. Gradually, build up to 30
minutes front and 30 minutes back daily.

Baths:
Each day have a hot bath for at least 30 minutes as hot as possible and accompanied by a good
hot sweating tea such as yarrow or peppermint. Follow the bath with a cold shower or cold
bath. Use a good organic soap. Each day before the bath, give a dry skin brushing (always
towards the heart), using a natural bristle brush.

Herbal Fomentation's:
Apply an herbal fomentation each night. It should cover the head area (hair line), down the
spine, all the way down to the end of the tailbone. Make a cap fit down to the ears (or use a
cotton or wool skull cap) and stitch a flannel strip four-to-five inches wide down the back over
the spine area. After wetting the fomentation cloth with the B & B formula and lightly wringing
it out, cover it with a plastic over the head (shower cap, etc.) and a strip down the spine.
To aid the motor nerve and spinal cord, use the B & B formula, inserting with an eye dropper
four to six drops of oil of garlic and four to six drops of this herb tincture into each ear six nights
a week. Plug the ears with cotton overnight, and on the seventh day flush out the ears with half
and half warm apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Repeat this each week during the
program.


Zonal Foot Massage (Reflexology):
If possible, use zonal therapy on the feet three times a week, leaving one day in between. Zonal
therapy will greatly speed up the program.

See www.snh.cc and www.herballegacy.com for more on Dr. Christopher’s herbal teachings.

Richard Schultz’s Incurables Program

Richard Schultz (Professor Cayenne) was a student of Dr. Christopher and Bernard Jansen. He
cured himself of heart disease and of a severely burned hand. He established a clinic in Los
Angeles and treated the most advanced cases of all the major diseases. At first he used Dr.
Christopher’s formulas and had great success with them, but over time he developed new
formulas and techniques in response to the changing disease conditions of his patients. For the
bowel he formulated a stronger laxative combination which is necessary to get the bowel moving
under current conditions with so much more fast food and devitalized food being consumed and
so many more drugs and alcohol being consumed as well. He also formulated a stronger bowel
corrective formula for toxic bowel conditions which were not responding to Dr. Christopher’s
recommendations of diet and slippery elm. Richard Schultz also innovated in using much larger


                                                                                                     14
dosages of harmless herbs (principally lobelia, cayenne, nervine herbs, nutrient herbs and foods,
and immune stimulating herbs) to more rapidly cure serious conditions. Several of his
techniques and formulas are described in the Cleansing section above and in the Specific
Treatments for Specific Diseases section above. Herbal products, books, and videos from
Richard Schultz are available from www.herbdoc.com .

Norman Walker’s Juice Therapy

Norman Walker’s program of juices and raw foods was successful in curing 157 ailments over
the 70 years of Dr. Walker’s practice. Eight of his books which are still in print are available
from Norwalk Press, in Prescott, AZ phone 928-445-5567. These books are all excellent,
explaining why raw foods are essential for vitality and why anything inorganic is not good for
the body. Dr. Walker’s books explain the workings of all of the organs of the body. His book
entitled ―Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices‖ gives specific juice combinations for each ailment.

Dr. Walker operated several health ranches and clinics, but so far as I know there are no facilities
today which follow his program in a complete way – using the same juice formulas or others
selected for each disease and body part. However, the original juicing concept came from Dr.
Walker and a lot of juicing is being done all over the world. For example, the Ann Wigmore
program described below uses fruit and vegetable juices. There is much scope for extending the
type of research which Dr. Walker did and for additional innovations in juicing of sprouts, fruits,
berries, and herbs and preserving these juices in tinctures including in tinctures of vegetable
glycerin.

The Ann Wigmore’s Live Foods Program

Ann Wigmore established the Hippocrates Institute in a big house in Boston and pioneered a
program of natural healing of all major diseases based largely on sprouts, wheatgrass, rejuvilac,
seed cheeses, fresh juices, fresh raw greens, other vegetables, and fruits administered in
conjunction with training in mind-body-spirit healing. Her several books are all excellent. The
books entitled ―Be Your Own Doctor‖ and ―The Hippocrates Diet‖ describe her diet
recommendations.

There are residential facilities in the USA where the Ann Wigmore diet is provided and courses
are taught in mind-body-spirit approaches to health. All these locations have excellent programs
and are reasonably priced.

I highly recommend a visit to one of these facilities. They are all on weekly schedules which
vary from one week up to three weeks. These are excellent places to go at a reasonable cost to
learn the basics of the live food lifestyle. You must be able to move around and prepare your
own wheat grass juice. First, there is the living foods diet which you receive during the time you
are there. This diet can give you a definite boost. Second, there are all the classes from which
you will learn much of direct relevance to curing all diseases. Third, you will be able to observe
how everything is done, see for yourself the logistics of growing and preparing live food, and
practice meditation, yoga, and deep breathing. Fourth, you will interact with many others who



                                                                                                   15
are facing and curing serious diseases. However, one limitation is that these institutes are not
medical facilities and don’t treat diseases.

       Hippocrates Health Institute
       West Palm Beach, FL 33411
       info@hippocratesinst.org
       reservations@hippocratesinst.org

       Ann Wigmore Institute Puerto Rico
       wigmore@coqui.net
       www.annwigmore.org
       The Ann Wigmore Foundation
       P.O. Box 399
       San Fidel, New Mexico 87049
       Phone (505) 552-0595
       Web Site: www.wigmore.org
       Email: livingfood@wigmore.org

       Optimum Health Institute
       San Diego and Austin
       www.optimumhealth.org


The Holistic Health and Healing Program

By cleansing and nourishing we can prevent and cure all diseases – even the most serious
diseases such as heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy,
arthritis, kidney failure, tumors, brain disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

To cure diseases, we need a Holistic Healing Program with the essentials for health – not just a
few key herbs or just a magic type of massage or some other ―silver bullet‖. This holistic
program is a philosophy of life and an action program.

The Holistic Health and Healing Program as presented here is my version of Dr. Christopher’s
Incurables Program. He also described his program as being a holistic program or holistic
routine. I have modified this program to make it more complete and up to date -- adding things
from other holistic programs (which are described below) and adding my own ideas based on my
personal and professional experiences.

All living things need cleansing and nourishing for health. If they get proper cleansing and
nourishing, they can be healthy. It is that simple. So, in natural healing, all we do is cleanse and
nourish. The Holistic Healing Program is designed accordingly.

Cleansing: Anyone with a serious chronic disease probably has a digestive system that is in sad
shape, a liver and kidneys that are congested and non-functional, an accumulation of toxic
chemicals and heavy metals, and very possibly a Candida overgrowth and other parasites. In


                                                                                                   16
fact, in a seriously sick person it is pretty safe to assume that all of the internal organs are
swollen and the blood and lymph systems are clogged. To deal with this mess, 6 types of
cleansing are needed:

    1)   Candida Cleansing
    2)   Parasite Cleansing
    3)   Bowel Cleansing
    4)   Liver and Gall Bladder Cleansing
    5)   Kidney Cleansing
    6)   Blood and Lymph Cleansing

Cleansing and Nourishing are needed for the body, the mind, and the spirit. We must heal the
whole person. This is done in the following six areas:

    1)   Healing with Food
    2)   Healing with Water
    3)   Healing with Air
    4)   Healing with Light
    5)   Healing with Body Movement
    6)   Exercises for Healing the Whole Person

Nobody is likely to get well or stay healthy by accident. It requires both understanding and hard
work. It requires giving up bad habits. For the seriously ill, it is an 18 hour per day program.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. An enlightened person will be vigilant to build
vibrant health and to prevent disease – not waiting for disease to strike before implementing a
program of healthful practices. Even if you are an Olympic athlete who has just won a handful
of gold medals, you still need natural healing to stay vibrant and healthy.

Very few people are motivated to follow a natural healing program until some serious disease is
upon them. But it would be far better if they adopted good habits during childhood and avoided
diseases entirely. We need teaching programs in homes and schools for young people to help
them to start healthy living at an early age.

Health Assessment

In natural healing, we use noninvasive means of health assessment -- no x-rays, no blood tests,
no injections through the skin, and no surgery. We look for external signs of internal strength or
weakness. Much can be learned by observation and reflection on the condition of the body parts
and mental and physical performance. Specific techniques of non-invasive health assessment
include iridology, thermagram, tongue reading, pulse reading, sonogram, hair analysis, saliva
analysis, physical exam, blood pressure and stress test, muscle testing, urine analysis, interview,
and physical exam to determine health status. Chiropractors, reflexologists, herbalists, and
massage therapists are often able to tell many things while working on their clients. Practitioners
skilled in non-invasive assessment techniques should be consulted when you don’t know what is
causing your diseases, or what diseases you have, or what to do about them.



                                                                                                   17
Health assessment is helpful and is certainly recommended when a health condition defies all
remedies and remains mysterious. However, health assessment should not be overdone and may
not be necessary in all cases. In many cases the cure may be cheaper and less work than the
assessment and in such cases it is better to just take the cure. We use only cures which can do no
harm and can only do good – so there is no reason not to do the cure and in the process learn
about your health condition. For example, if gall stones or kidney stones are suspected, a
sonogram to determine if they are present can be avoided by just doing the appropriate cleanses.
Similarly, rather than take expensive tests for parasites, just take the standard parasite cleanses.
In such cases, taking the cure is actually a type of assessment, because if the symptoms clear it
confirms that the condition did exist but is now gone.

Cleansing and Nourishing

If your car was covered with mud and dust and you had no idea how to clean it, we would
recommend that you use water and soap. If you were cautious and wanted to be careful not to
overdo it you might use one cup of water and one spoon of soap. The result would of course be
to just make matters worse and not better. You need to use enough (large amounts) water and
soap and the car will surely come clean. If you are not ready to use enough, you may as well not
do anything. The same is true with your body, you must do enough cleansing and it surely will
come clean.


Candida Cleansing

Candida Albicans yeast is needed in the intestines for digestion of sugar and alcohol. When the
beneficial intestinal bacteria are in proper balance, the candida does not cause a problem. In fact,
this yeast form of candida is essential for digestion of sugars. But if the intestinal bacteria gets
wiped out by antibiotics or other chemicals or a high sugar and starch diet, the candida can
mutate into a fungal or mycelial form, penetrate through the intestinal wall, enter the blood
stream and spread throughout the body causing a condition called candidiasis or candida
overgrowth. Typically, the immune system is unable to remove this overgrowth and it continues
to grow over the years and continues to spread to new parts of the body. The billions of fungus
cells release numerous toxins which overload the lymphatic system causing tissue swelling and
causing or contributing to all or nearly all of the known diseases and health problems.

It has been found that Candida Cleansing to be effective must include one or more herbs which
kill the candida fungus overgrowth. In addition, the diet must be designed to exclude any foods
the candida can rapidly multiply on. Some of the good anti-fungus herbs are neem, holarrhena
andidysenterica, and andrographis paniculata. Three cups of one of these teas per day for two
months would probably eliminate or greatly reduce the overgrowth. Alternatively, capsules of
an equivalent amount might also be effective. And there is a product called Candida Force
which is available from the McCombs Plan which I talk about below. I like the Candida Force
option because it is proven effective, has no side effects, and has no bitter taste (if you don’t bite
the pills).




                                                                                                    18
There are drugs which do kill the fungus overgrowth, but they all have serious side effects and
these drugs should be avoided entirely. There are also, some harsh herb based cures including
caprylic acid which have serious side effects and are not recommended.

Candida Diet

While taking the Candida Force pills or other anti fungal herbs for two months, it is important to
eliminate the following foods from the diet:

   o   sugar
   o   mushrooms
   o   vinegar
   o   alcohol
   o   yeast
   o   dried fruits
   o   breads
   o   noodles
   o   potatoes
   o   sweet potatoes
   o   beets
   o   sugar cane
   o   any foods that are really high in sugar

The idea of these restrictions is not to give the fungus anything it can multiply rapidly on.
Fruits, fruit juices, vegetables, vegetable juices, sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, meat, fish, poultry,
herbal teas, tea, and coffee are all allowed – according to my experience. Cooked foods are OK,
but I recommend mostly raw. The main idea is to kill the fungus!!!! So, if you crave cooked
foods, feel free and eat as much as you like within the allowed categories.

The McCombs Plan of Dr. Jeffrey McCombs does not allow seeds, grains (except brown rice
only), sprouts, nuts, or fruit juices, but I think these restrictions are not necessary. I have seen
the plan work well even while taking these things.

Daily sauna is an essential part of the Life Force Plan to sweat the toxins out as they are released
by the kill off of the candida. Daily sunshine and aerobic exercise will also really help the
program and ease the symptoms of detox.

You can order the Candida Force from www.mccombsplan.com and you will need 4 bottles
(1000 pills). If you are following this route, be sure that no matter what, take 5 pills 3 times per
day. Total 15 pills per day until the 4 bottles are all gone. Even if you pig out on the wrong
foods (not recommended) still take the pills. Take the pills. Take the pills. Don’t forget. Put 15
pills in a special bowl every morning and take five immediately. The other 10 will still be in the
bowel to remind you to take them. No excuses.

In his book entitled Life Force, Dr. Jeff McCombs lists numerous categories of disease which are
reported by his patients. Digestive problems are the most common and include constipation,



                                                                                                       19
diarrhea, the so-called ―leaky gut‖ syndrome, symptoms associated with irritable bowel
syndrome and colitis. Hormonal, reproductive, respiratory, urinary, circulatory, nervous,
muscular, skeletal, and psychological problems are also common. All these problems are often
caused (at least in part) by the Candida. Dr. Jeff reports that frequently these problems
disappear once the Candida has been cleansed.

Actually, the situation is a little more complex than described above because there are hundreds
different types of fungi, molds, worms, flukes, viruses, and other parasites which may be present
and contributing to the problems. Therefore, in reality it is necessary to cleanse the body of all
of these parasites and to henceforth keep the immune system armed against them. Luckily, the
Candida Force supplement broad spectrum and is effective in killing many types of fungus and
mold. For other parasites see Parasite Cleansing below.

There are tests for Candida, but they are unreliable and cost more than a Candida Cleanse.
Therefore, it is recommended to do a Candida Cleanse early in the Holistic Program.

The Candida Cleanse was successful for me and for several of my friends. I followed the plan
strictly as written. But one Thai lady age 35 ate tons of noodles and drank lots of orange juice –
all of which are not supposed to be allowed on the plan. Still, she went from a 32 inch waist to a
27 inch waist in two months while eating plenty. She felt energetic, she slept better, and her
periods were less painful after completing the Candida cleanse.

Candida Force is composed of undecylenic acid (10-undecenoic acid which is derived from
castor oil) in an olive oil base. It has been shown to be six times more effective than caprylic
acid and it has zero side effect whereas caprylic acid does.


Parasite Cleansing

Besides fungus, there are many other parasites which invade the body. They include many types
of worms, including tapeworms, round worms, hook worms, and pinworms. Other parasites
include also Guardia and flukes. There are tests for parasites, but they cost money, take time,
and are often wrong. The herbal cure for these types of parasites uses herbs that are nutritional
and harmful in no way when taken in the recommended dosage. The cost also is very
reasonable. Therefore, it is recommended to just do the cures and forget about testing.

Get a pound of black walnut hulls powder or black walnut leaves and take either of these until
the pound is used up. The powder can be mixed with water and drunk or put on salads or
cereals. Take a tablespoon per day. If you are using the leaves drink three cups per day. Black
Walnut is a very broad spectrum anti parasitic and anti fungal herb. It is also nutritional and very
safe. It will kill most parasites, but apparently not hookworms.

For hookworms, drink two cups or more per day of thyme tea for two or three weeks. Be sure
the bowels are moving during this time to eliminate the dead hookworms.

Additional anti-parasitical herbs include wormwood, cloves, and neem.


                                                                                                   20
Bowel Cleansing

A good healthful diet of organic fresh foods will be the first step to avoid constipation and insure
a clean and healthy bowel. Certain ordinary foods have mild laxative effects and these should be
tried before laxative herbs. These include all fruits and mucilaginous vegetables such as okra.
Prune juice and blackstrap molasses are excellent laxative foods.

Laxative herbs to use first include the mild ones including licorice, cascara, and turkey rhubarb.
These need to be combined with anti spasmodic and anti gas herbs such as peppermint, catnip,
fennel, ginger, and wild yam. Herbs to cleanse the liver and promote production of bile (which
has laxative effect) are often included and good examples include barberry, Oregon grape, and
turmeric.

Stimulant herbs can also be included such as cayenne and garlic. Dr. Christopher’s Bowel
Formula is an excellent example of a mild laxative combination which works for perhaps about
50 percent of the population.

When stronger laxative herbs are needed, cape aloe is a good reliable one to use. If even
stronger is needed, senna can be used. Again these need to be combined with the anti spasmodic
and anti gas herbs to avoid discomfort.

For an atonic bowel with really stubborn constipation, use mandrake root and/or culvers root. Be
especially careful to take only a very small (not more than an eighth of a teaspoon) amount of
mandrake root well diluted in a cup of water. Mandrake will cause violent griping and can be
fatal if taken in large doses. Culvers root is also very strong but not as violent in overdose as is
Mandrake root. Both of these herbs take about 15 hours to act and both are very sure. Their
effects can be long lasting for up to two days. They are very beneficial when taken in proper
dosage. They clear any obstruction in the bowels and also cleanse the liver and the blood.

In many people the beneficial flora in the bowel get killed and putrefactive flora take over. This
results in gas, foul smell, and constipation alternating with diarrhea. In a case like this, which is
common, the above types of remedies will not be sufficient to remove the bad flora and replace it
with good flora. Mucilaginous herbs are needed to sop up the putrefaction and probiotics are
needed to establish the correct bowel flora population. Flaxseeds (linseeds) blended with water,
garlic, apple cider vinegar, and spices to taste can be taken in large quantities throughout the day
for several days or a week or two until the putrefaction and gas are gone.

Other mucilaginous herbs include slippery elm and marshmallow and these can be used instead
of or along with the soaked and blended flaxseeds. The slippery elm is very healing for the
bowel and nutritional in a debilitated state. Slippery elm powder is difficult to mix with water
because it tends to lump up. It needs to be mixed with something while still dry before adding
water. A good thing to mix it with is psyllium flakes or powder. Psyllium is also good for
soaking up impurities in the bowel and it will keep the slippery elm from clumping if it is well
mixed with the slippery elm before water is added.




                                                                                                  21
Marshmallow root can be purchased in powder or in cut form. In powder it can be added to
soups and cereals as a thickener. In the cut form, marshmallow can be infused in hot water and
strained to make a tea. Either way marshmallow soaks up impurities throughout the blood and
lymph systems and drains away excess fluid everywhere.

Another remedy recommended by David Christopher is 70% slippery elm and 30% licorice
powder 5 or more tablespoons in water per day. David reports many successes with this
combination. In some people licorice aggravates high blood pressure and if this happens, David
recommends just using the slippery elm.

Richard Schultz has an excellent formula as follows: flax seed, apple fruit pectin, Bentonite
Clay, Slippery Elm, Activated Charcoal, Psyllium, and fennel. His recommended dosage is 5
heaping teaspoons per day mixed with water or juice. This formula is for people with a history
of drug use or toxic exposure or serious contamination of the bowels and bowel atrophy. While
Bentonite Clay and Activated Charcoal are not strictly speaking herbs, they are harmless and
very effective at absorbing impurities. You can get them from Pacific Botanicals.

To restore the intestinal bacteria, one can either take probiotics or consume foods high in the
beneficial intestinal flora. Probiotic capsules and drinks are sold commercially. The Ann
Wigmore Program includes rejuvilac, seed yogurt, and sauerkraut which are rich sources of
beneficial bacteria.

Samuel Thomson wrote that bayberry is the best herb ―for all disorders of the bowel.‖ He says
that it is good for removing thrush from the throat, stomach, and bowels. When you chew some,
it ―leaves the mouth clean and moist. Bayberry is the best for cancer, highly stimulating and
very pungent, prickling the glands and causing the saliva and other juices to flow freely.‖ You
can take with water, in capsules, and as a rectal insertion. Some people just know of bayberry as
a remedy for diarrhea, but it is much more than that.

In addition to the above diet and herbal therapies for the bowel described above, there is bowel
hydro therapy in the form of enemas and colonics. For an enema, about a quart or more of pure
water or herbal tea is injected into the colon and then ejected into the toilet thus cleansing the
colon. Coffee enemas are not recommended because the caffeine unbalances the nervous system
and the hydrolyzed tannins absorb the available iron causing cramping and constipation in the
long run. The best herb to use in an enema is catnip which is anti gas and anti spasmodic. While
catnip is the best, any mint will have similar effects. Other herbs used to rebuild the bowel
include bayberry, comfrey, and black walnut.

Heavy coffee or black tea consumption can deplete the iron in the bowel and cause constipation.
Coffee and black tea use should be very little or none. To get iron back in the digestive system,
use yellow dock, blackstrap molasses, red raspberry leaves, nettle, beets, and other foods high in
iron.

Liver and Gall Bladder Cleansing




                                                                                                  22
Bitter foods and bitter herbs (e.g. wormwood, mandrake, barberry, etc.) in general stimulate bile
flow and are cleansing to the liver. For liver cleansing, include at least one quart of carrot juice
or (for stronger effect) of the combination two parts carrot, one part beet, and one part cucumber
juice in the daily diet. Take two capsules three times per day of Dr. Christopher’s liver
combination or an equivalent amount of milk thistle or of turmeric. These things are for liver
cleansing for a person with a liver that needs a little cleaning, but is not in serious condition. For
serious liver problems, see the section on Chronic Liver Disease.

The classic gall bladder cleanse passed down over the centuries is olive oil. The gall bladder is
responsible for expelling fat and oil from the liver into the intestines. When the gall bladder gets
full of olive oil, it squeezes out its contents into the intestines. If any gall stones or other garbage
is stuck in the gall bladder, it can be cleaned out by drinking an 8 oz cup of olive oil. This goes
into the gall bladder which then squeezes. There is no pain, but there is often diarrhea after
taking the olive oil. This is good, just stay around the bathroom. Before drinking the olive oil, it
is recommended to go on a three day apple juice diet drinking a gallon of fresh squeezed apple
juice every day to dissolve any calcium or other solidified mineral deposits on the gall stones.
An alternative to the olive oil is turmeric: mix a heaping tablespoon of turmeric powder in a
glass of water and drink it down. Turmeric’s action is centered on the liver and gall bladder both
and it causes both to expel waste materials.


Kidney Cleansing

For kidney cleansing, the very first thing is to drink only clean water. The dead minerals in hard
water clog up the kidneys. Stop adding to the problem and start flushing out with clean water.

Second, be sure to stay off of bread, noodles, processed cereals, refined sugar, and any cooked
foods with high starch content (e.g. no cooked potatoes, etc.). The reason is that the sugars and
starches in these foods clog up the tiny passageways in the kidneys.

Third, start consuming more juices which dissolve stones and deposits in the kidneys. These
include juice of the whole watermelon including skin and seeds, cucumber and parsley juice,
cranberry juice, citrus juice, blueberry juice, and grape juice. Drink at least one quart per day of
these types of juices while doing a kidney cleanse.

Fourth, take two capsules three times per day of kidney cleansing herbs such as Dr.
Christopher’s kidney combination.

For a serious kidney condition, see the section on Kidney Failure.

Blood and Lymph Cleansing

The blood and lymph systems are the rivers of life, carrying the nutrients to the body parts and
carrying away the waste materials.




                                                                                                     23
For blood and lymph cleansing, the ―Incurables‖ Diet or the Maintenance Diet will provide a
very solid foundation. If more help is needed, there are specific herbs to be used.

For blood cleansing, drink three cups or more per day of Dr. Christopher’s Red Clover
Combination, or Mormon Tea, or Chaparral, or Burdock, or any good alterative herb tea. Or
take two capsules three times per day of these type herbs.

For lymph cleansing, the combination of three parts Mullen and one part lobelia has proven most
effective. This is the specific combination for all glands of the body including the lymph glands
and the entire lymph system. Alternatively, burdock tea is also excellent for flushing out the
lymph system and removing excess fluid and swelling. Drink three cups or more per day.

For a severe case requiring intense blood and/or lymph cleansing, do more of the above and
follow the appropriate suggestions in the sections on Heart Disease, Cancer, Septicemia (Blood
Poisoning), and Swollen Feet.



Healing with Food

The nourishing, natural diet includes fruits, fruit juices, vegetables, vegetable juices, grains,
legumes, beans, nuts, and seeds – fresh and raw or low-heated below 130 degrees F.

All of these foods should be organic and free of chemicals, hormones, and pesticides. Food
grown on organic soil has much more nutrients and is well worth paying more for.
The only animal food recommend is fresh raw milk – no more than one hour old.

The “Incurables” Diet: For a serious disease such as cancer, heart disease, pneumonia, etc., or
in a case of extreme obesity, or for any stubborn debilitating condition such as arthritis or gout, it
is recommended to consume only juices, herbal teas, and super foods with no or very little solid
food. Drink at least one gallon of fresh squeezed juices and herbal teas per day. Drink
throughout the day, one glass of juice or medicinal herb tea every hour or every half hour. Make
the juices and teas several times during the day so they are fresh when you make them. Stay on
100% raw diet and strictly vegan. Fresh raw milk is excellent if you can get it, but otherwise no
dairy or animal foods of any kind.

The Maintenance Diet: If your health is pretty good and you do not have any serious disease or
debilitating condition, then you can consume more solid food and some cooked food on a
Maintenance Diet – which was called The Mucusless Diet by Dr. Christopher because it is a diet
which does not create excess mucus. As a general recommendation, it is recommended to go
about 50% solid food and 50% juices and to keep the cooked food under 25% of the total.
Cooked foods such as brown rice or lightly steamed vegetables or soups can add variety to the
mostly raw diet—but fried food is not recommended because the cooked oil is totally
indigestible and highly congesting. Also, avoid cooking spinach, Swiss chard, beet greens,
turnip and mustard greens, kale and collards, and broad-leafed French sorrel which are all high in
oxalic acid a valuable nutrient that promotes the peristaltic motion of the intestines. However, if


                                                                                                    24
the oxalic acid is cooked it combines with calcium and can result in such a serious deficiency of
calcium that it has been known to cause decomposition of the bones. Therefore, spinach and all
these other vegetables should never be cooked.

Foods should be well chewed to mix the saliva with them before swallowing. Juices should be
swished in the mouth and held until they also are well mixed with saliva before swallowing.
This is very important for the digestive process.

Food and juices should not be taken when one is very upset or under stress because indigestion is
likely to occur making matters worse. Drink water and nerve teas in such a case. Seek a quiet
and pleasant atmosphere for eating, in the fresh air and with a good view if possible.

Any grain, bean, or lintel which can be sprouted should be sprouted or low heated below 130
degrees F. The soak water should be thrown away to get rid of the natural plant pesticides. Just
soaking overnight will be sufficient to start the germination process and transform the grain from
a dormant seed with enzyme inhibitors into a vibrant live food with active enzymes. Young
sprouts are the more grain-like and have high levels of food energy. Mature sprouts are the more
vegetable-like and have higher levels of water and chlorophyll. It is good to eat both young
sprouts (one or two days old) and older sprouts (4 or 5 days old) to get this variety from them.

Grains, lintels, and seeds should be sprouted not cooked. When sprouted they have somewhere
between ten times and a hundred times more vitamins, enzymes, and other nutrients – there is a
vast literature of research and case studies which abundantly proves this. Sprouts can be
consumed after only one day or up to 5 or 6 days old. In their early stages sprouts are more
grain-like, higher in calories, and more hunger satisfying. Older sprouts have more vitamins,
enzymes, and green chlorophyll. Lintels must have the skin on or they won’t sprout.

To start the sprouting process, grains, lintels, and seeds are soaked 8 to 12 hours or over night
and then rinsed to get rid of the natural plant pesticides and toxins they contain. The soaking
also starts the germination process and thus converts the enzyme inhibitors into active enzymes.

Some of the things which are mucus forming and are not allowed are the following: breads,
noodles, cakes, cookies, refined sugar, pancakes, soda pops, wine, beer, alcohol. tobacco, salt,
canned foods, fast food, fried food, margarine, soy sauce, pickles, candy, pudding, etc.

Some of the specific foods which are recommended should be included are as follows: extra
virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, wheat germ oil, blackstrap molasses, and Vitalerbs or the
equivalent – about a tablespoon per day of each.

For further discussion on specific recommended foods, please see the following sections:

   o   Foods and Super Foods
   o   Oils
   o   Juices
   o   Medicinal Herbs




                                                                                                   25
Healing with Water

The average person needs at least a gallon of pure liquids daily. This can be in juices, in herbal
teas, or in plain pure water. Drink an 8 oz glass every hour or half hour for a total of at least 16
glasses every day equals 132 oz or one gallon. Never miss or if you do take extra to catch up.
Dehydrated is a major cause of disease. All of the internal organs get clogged with waste
materials and they must be flushed out. The body tissues can’t be rebuilt when they are
dehydrated.

The water in fresh squeezed juices is pure and clean. Besides the water in fresh juices, we need
water for drinking, for making herbal teas, and for food preparation. There are two methods of
water purification which really get the water clean: steam distillation with carbon filter and
reverse osmosis with carbon filter. It is best to purify all of the water coming into your house or
apartment removing most of the impurities at the point of entry. A whole house system will
avoid getting chlorine and other toxins in through your skin and lungs while you are taking a
bath or shower. In addition, water for consumption should be purified 100%. Sears sells a good
quality one gallon steam distillation unit with carbon filter for about $120. This unit works fine.
I have used the Waterwise one gallon size and it is about the same but more expensive. There
are many choices available in the Yellow Pages and on the internet.

Don’t be fooled by claims that mineral water is good for you. The minerals are inorganic and
dead and of no value at all. You get plenty of minerals from food and juices and don’t need any
more in the form of mineral water. Mineral water just calcifies your arteries, brain, and all of
your internal organs.

Besides colonics and enemas described under Bowel Cleansing, hydrotherapy includes hot and
cold baths and showers. When fighting any disease it is good to have a daily hot bath for at least
30 minutes as hot as possible and accompanied by a good hot sweating tea such as yarrow or
peppermint. In the case of a respiratory disease, fever disease, or debility it may be best to
proceed to bed after the hot bath wrapped in several layers of clothing and continue sweating
while in bed. Otherwise, you can follow the hot bath with a cold shower or cold bath. Or you
can alternate from hot to cold and back several times to stimulate circulation in the whole body
or in one part of the body where there is disease perhaps. Many variations are possible. For
example, for problems in the feet and ankles you can use plastic waste baskets full of water – one
hot and one cold and every few minutes switch feet from hot to cold and cold to hot. Herbs can
be added to the water in the bath with excellent effect.

Dr. Christopher had a bath procedure which he called The Cold Sheet Treatment. This started
with a catnip enema to empty the colon and then a garlic injection to disinfect. Then the hot bath
as hot as possible and as long as possible while drinking yarrow or peppermint or some other
diaphoretic tea. He used to say that you have had enough tea when you tip your head to the side
and the tea comes out the ear. After the bath the patient was wrapped in a cold sheet which was
soaked in ice water and put quickly in bed to sleep and continue sweating. I never used the cold
sheet, but I did to the bath with much benefit in helping me to overcome my heart disease.




                                                                                                   26
Healing with Air

When the blood doesn’t have enough oxygen in it, recovery is not possible. Due to shallow
breathing for many years, not enough oxygen has been available for cleansing and nourishing the
body parts. This also is a major reason for all diseases. Learn to breathe from both the abdomen
and chest at the same time. Extend both abdomen and chest out to the maximum taking in as
much air as you can. Exhale slowly and pull the abdomen and chest inward as far as possible
emptying the lungs as completely as possible. Repeat this at a medium speed, fully inhaling and
fully exhaling each time for several minutes up to ten minutes at a time. Do this 3 or 4 times per
day. In between these deep breathing exercises, do single or double deep breaths with full
exhale. Feel how this makes you feel refreshed and gives power to your body. It can lift your
spirits and inspire creative thoughts as well.

The quality of the air is very important as well as the quantity. Become sensitive and observe
what the quality is where ever you are. When possible avoid going to buildings with chemical
smells and stale air. Keep your windows open to get in clean air. Inside air is much more toxic
than outside air. Even in the winter, open the windows enough to get an exchange of air. Wear
your winter coat if necessary and turn on the heat, but get that clean air. Go outside as often as
possible and go to the park or the beach and spend time there reading or exercising.


Healing with Light

Direct sunlight on the skin causes release of healing chemicals essential to curing serious
diseases. There are many scientific studies which have proven this truth which the ancients
knew and practiced thousands of years ago. Dr. Lorraine Day talks about these scientific studies
on her audio entitled ―There Are No Incurable Diseases.‖

Some people believe that sunlight causes skin cancer. But Dr. Christopher tells of a patient who
cured skin cancer with sunbaths and a cleansing diet including grape juice. Sunlight can bring
the cancer to the surface where the body wants to eliminate the impurities. In a case like this,
follow the suggestions in the section on Cancer.

The ideal sunbath is where sunlight hits the whole body. Try to find or create a private place
behind curtains where you can lie totally naked in the sun. Otherwise, wear the smallest amount
of clothing possible. Lie in the sun for about 30 minutes on the front and 30 minutes on the
back. Don’t overdo it and get burned. Put olive oil or some other vegetable oil on the skin. Use
aloe vera or comfrey if the skin becomes red and burned. But never use sun block which is toxic
and defeats the purpose of getting the sunlight on to the skin.

After finishing a sunbath, the longer you stay outside in indirect light absorbing the joy of
sunlight through the eyes and skin the better. Sunlight chases away depression and strengthens
motivation and life energy.

Starlight and moonlight at night are cooling and calming. They complement and balance the
warming effect of sunlight. They have colors which feed the positive emotions. While watching


                                                                                                 27
the stars at night, one can reflect on the infinite nature of the universe, on eternal life, and on the
universal law which is truth.

Healing with Body Movement

Only with body movement and exertion can the waste materials be moved out and the nutrients
moved in to the proper places. This is especially true of the lymph system. The lymph is in
vessels parallel to the arteries and veins, but is has no heart to pump it. The lymph only moves
when the body movement agitates it.

Of course with all diseases, exercise can be painful and you may not be able to do everything
you want to. But be inventive and do the best you can. Swimming is excellent. Use elastic and
spring devices to exercise the arms and upper body. Arrange exercise mats and hanging bars to
pull on. Get advice from professional therapists on a home program for frequent exercise during
the day. Visit therapy facilities when possible. Go swimming as often as possible. Arrange a
home Jacuzzi and/or sauna if possible.

If possible get some body work to move the blood and lymph and stimulate circulation to the
areas which need it. Reflexology on the feet and hands can correct problems in corresponding
areas of the body where the nerves connect through the brain to each of the internal organs, the
head, and the extremities. Get chiropractic adjustments if the skeleton is out of alignment. Get
specialized physical therapy for any weakened or handicapped areas.

Healing Thoughts and Emotions

People with diseases have resentments, anger, fear, misinformation, bad habits, and negative
self-images. They feel lonely, unloved, misunderstood, and unfairly treated. They believe that
diseases can’t be cured and that diet and lifestyle have little or nothing to do with health. They
think they should take vitamins and supplements, get regular medical check-ups, and visit the
doctor whenever illness appears. They think there is no way to break their bad habits.

All these things cause diseases. To break out of the downward spiral, we need some specific
exercises for healing thoughts and emotions. There is never a purely physical disease and there
is never a purely physical cure. Preventing and curing diseases must be done by curing the
whole person physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Know that All Diseases Are Curable

If you think your diseases are incurable, they will be. It is a self-fulfilling prophesy. Most of the
population and most of the medical profession consider diseases to be incurable. The medical
profession wants to kill germs with chemicals and drugs, correct chemical imbalances with
hormones and other chemicals, turn off or suppress overactive immune responses with blockers,
conduct surgery, administer X-rays, give pain killers, and run tests. When a condition doesn’t
respond to any of the things they have for sale at their bankruptcy prices, the doctors shift tactics
and declare the condition incurable. To support their gloomy prediction they blame the
condition on something supposedly beyond human control. This may be a mysterious virus


                                                                                                     28
and/or heredity. When people do recover from a supposedly incurable disease, the medical
profession attributes the recovery to ―spontaneous remission‖.

The incurable prognosis is devastating to the individual. It is like a nightmare come true. It
causes deep despair and depression. The individual has to fight hard to overcome panic and fear,
to regain composure, and to grasp at some degree of happiness while accepting his or her ―fate‖
as inevitable. Gradually, the individual becomes reconciled, accepts the worst, and blocks out
any thought of recovery. Therapy or meditation may be used like a drug or trance to block out
anxiety. He or she refuses to reopen the issue, doesn’t look for a cure, and doesn’t ever want to
hear anything about a possible cure – because it would be painful to do so. The mind becomes
shut and the diagnosis of incurability becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy.

Because there is believed to be no cure, no cure is looked for, no cure is found, and no actions
are taken to correct the condition. This is definitely a mental problem.

The medical profession makes a fortune on diseases while providing no cure.

But thousands of people do recover from heart disease, cancer, muscular dystrophy, multiple
sclerosis, arthritis, and in fact all diseases. Not by accident, but because they work hard at it and
cure themselves. This proves the diseases are curable. If something has been cured, it is not
incurable.

The first step in curing all diseases is to know that they are curable. Cleanse out all of the
negative, pessimistic ideas, thoughts, verdicts, and convictions that your disease is beyond your
control and there is nothing you can do. Throw out the gloom and doom paradigm. Throw out
the depression and despair – don’t just cover it up, throw it out.

Look at the literature, at the websites, and the videos depicting actual cures and the programs that
work and produce cures. Talk to the institutes and the practitioners who deal in life programs
and visit some of them. Ask about success stories and testimonials about similar conditions and
seek out recovered individuals to learn the details of how they succeeded. In other words,
convince yourself that the condition is curable, it has been cured, and it can be cured.

I know from personal experience what it is like, because the doctors told me that I had an
incurable heart disease. In 1995 and 1996 I had violent palpitations. The sonograms revealed
leaky heart valves and 85% blockage in my neck arteries. All of the doctors and coronary
experts told me that these conditions were permanent and could not be reduced or reversed. The
doctors stressed that my father, two of my uncles, and both of my grandfathers died of coronary
disease and heart failure. They said that this was a hereditary condition and incurable. They said
it was inevitable that I would have a heart attack or a stroke or both. Their recommendations
were for more tests, frequent monitoring, and drugs to control the symptoms – but no cure.

The emotional shock and depression were real, but while the doctors scared me, I didn’t accept
their verdict. I kept thinking there must be some way to cure my heart disease. I resolved not to
lose by default. I started searching for alternatives and discovered that there are many




                                                                                                   29
alternatives that don’t work. But within a few months I also discovered that there are some
alternatives which do work. This knowledge enabled me to be optimistic.

Some people know their condition is curable, but they don’t want to cure it. Having an illness or
handicap, may have become a cherished possession which they don’t want to give up. The
benefits of good health pale in their estimation with the status, attention, respect, financial
benefits, and privileges that come socially, morally, or legally as a consequence of being an
unfortunate, handicapped citizen. This type of thinking is a delusion. There is nothing more
important than mental, physical, and spiritual health.

Connect with Your Spirit
When the link between the mind and the spirit is damaged through trauma or stress, the mind
becomes lost without conscience, feelings, or purpose. Restoring the mind-spirit link becomes
paramount. Light a candle and place it directly in front of you. Stare into the flame. Be aware
of the flame itself, of its shape, colors, and movement. Don’t try to compose any thoughts about
the flame but just allow it to be and experience its existence. After some time close your eyes
and view the afterglow of the candle and the beams of light coming from it. Open and close your
eyes repeating this experience and liken one of the beams of light to your spirit. Your spirit (like
the beam of light coming from the candle) also comes from a higher source and your spirit is an
expression of that higher source. Meditate on this. With that meditation fresh in your mind, turn
your focus to reflect on your life up until now. What talents and skills have become apparent?
Note them down. What activities have given you the most satisfaction and fulfillment? Write
them down also. Now consider the things you have written from the perspective of someone
who doesn’t know you. What would you advise this person to do to find joy and satisfaction in
life? Good. Start doing these things to make your life more satisfying and meaningful.

Replace Negative with Positive
Negative emotions cause diseases and make it impossible to cure them. Negative emotions can
be replaced with their antidote – positive emotions. If you monitor your emotions by paying
careful attention to what you are feeling, you may detect hate, anxiety, resentment, anger,
cowardice, sadness, or grief. Once you have detected them make a conscious effort to replace
them with their counterpart positive emotions.

In order to do this, you need to realize that it is in your self-interest to drop the negative emotion
which is harming you more than anyone else. Negative emotions damage your mind and body;
they shut you away from friends and make you lonely.

Some negative emotions, such as grief at the loss of a loved one, are unavoidable. But that grief
when not reduced and ended can lead to neglect of your health, disease, and death. It is best to
―let it go‖ and replace the grief with joy. Meditate on something you can be joyful about, such
as a sunset, or a bird’s song, etc.

Commune with Nature


                                                                                                    30
Perhaps the greatest source of joy is to be found by communing with nature. The wonder of life
can be observed and the truth of the cosmos can be absorbed. So many people go through the
day without even a moment of thought for the love of sunlight, or moonlight, or wind, or rain.
These people are too busy looking at troubles within and missing the beauty all around.

Spend any amount of time with full attention watching cats at play, ants about their work, birds
building a nest, an eagle sailing through the clouds, and you come to feel the casualness of nature
towards birth and death. Each encounter with nature releases the stress.

The colors of nature, the blue of the sky, the green of the grass and trees, the bright red, purple,
white and yellow of flowers, the pastel grey and brown of earth and rock, all these colors enter
the emotions and unravel the knots binding the spirit and holding it down.

Sunlight gives strength and courage and drives out depression. Moonlight and starlight are
cooling and calming to an overstrained heart. They bring truth and peace. If the night sky is
obscured where you live, make a pilgrimage to observe the sky from some place with clear skies
and no bright lights to dim the stars. Study about the stellar topics a little bit so you can
recognize the planets and the constellations. Collect some pictures of astronomical wonders such
as far away galaxies and nebulae and keep them on the wall in your house.

The starlight is coming to us across thousands of light years. The light reaching us today is truly
ancient – much older than any history on Earth. Space is infinite in all directions. Each speck of
light is a star – or in some cases a speck of light is many stars. Our sun is only a relatively small
star among stars. Meteors and star dust have brought to Earth evidence of stellar life coming to
us from infinite space. This cosmos which we see in the night sky is our home. We can glimpse
it in the jet black of the night void and the twinkling silver beauty of the star world beyond the
Earth’s warm atmosphere which enfolds us.

As the ancients have told us, there are three eternal streams.

   o There is an eternal stream of life in the cosmos and we are moving in it and are a part of
     it.
   o There is an eternal stream of light passing throughout the cosmos as well – bringing
     beauty, knowledge, and wisdom to those who observe it and act on it.
   o And there is an eternal stream of sound and vibration moving in all corners of the
     cosmos, giving us rhythm and harmony – if we can just listen and feel its wonder.

   So it always has been and so it always will be.

While gazing at the Milky Way, commune with the infinite and let it give you peace.

Tell Jokes
My mother’s father was a Presbyterian minister. He had the gift of gab and an endless stream of
stories and jokes and puns (e.g. tomatoes were Tommy Toes). My mother once told me she
wanted to marry an Irishman because an Irishman has a good sense of humor. Her implication


                                                                                                   31
was that most people don’t have a good sense of humor any more like her father’s generation
did. I think she was right. There used to be more humor in daily life and in national
entertainment. The humor of Will Rogers, Mark Twain, Lucile Ball, and Bob Hope are some
good examples of the humor of the recent era. Bernard Jansen told Richard Schultz that to cure
his heart disease he should: ―Lighten up Dude, learn a thousand jokes.‖ Richard took that advice
and in turn he insisted that his patients tell him jokes and learn to laugh to cure their diseases.
He found it really does work.

Minimize Your Needs
We all need to have enough but not more. Those who devote themselves to accumulating
wealth, possessions, fame, or power become slaves to the process. They must spend all their
time and energy earning and protecting. They lose track of their true selves. They become
owned by their possessions. Freedom from this prison is to be found in the simple act of
reducing your needs to the bare minimum, throwing out old stuff, and /or giving it away. Gandhi
used to live very simply with very few possessions. This was deliberate. He said for example, if
you have a chair which you do not need, you should give it away. When you give it away, you
create an open space where it used to be and this space gives an open feeling of freedom. In
Hindi and in Sanskrit, the word for space is akash and Hindus value akash. The open sky and a
clear horizon give the greatest sense of akash which allows the spirit access to the energy flow of
the universe. So, live a simple life focused on the important values and seek always to reduce
your needs to the bare minimum.

Grow Things
Many people do believe like Thomas Jefferson that agriculture is the noblest profession, Many
people also say that they find organic gardening to be highly therapeutic. Even those who don’t
have a farm or a garden can still grow sprouts, vegetables and small trees in their house or
apartment. These growing plants provide a kind of life electricity to the atmosphere in the room
where they are growing and the food they provide is superior to anything you can buy in the
grocery store.

Practice Integrity
Value integrity in yourself and in those you associate with. Integrity is honesty, clear thinking,
and consistency in thoughts, words, and deeds. As it says in the Bible, ―By their works, Thou
shall know them.‖ Look for people who are doing good things and associate with them.
Monitor your own behavior to see if you do ―practice what you preach.‖ To give one example:
A lady brought her young son to see Gandhi. She was concerned that her son was eating sugar
and wanted to know what Gandhi would recommend. Gandhi said he would have to think about
this question and that she should come back. When she did come back, Gandhi said yes it would
be best to eliminate sugar from the diet. The lady then asked Gandhi why he had to think about
the question and why he asked her to go away and come back. Gandhi said that first he had to
stop eating sugar himself to see if stopping was the best thing to do.




                                                                                                32
Wear an Inner Smile
Your response to what is happening around you is conditioned by what is happening within you.
By transforming your inner self you will be transforming your entire perception of the world.
The inner smile has shamanic origins in Taoist yoga of China and Tibet. Seek a quiet place
without distractions and assume a comfortable position sitting or lying down. Close your eyes,
relax, and breathe normally. Form your mouth into a smile and recall a pleasant experience you
once enjoyed, a person whose company is enjoyable, or a place which gives you a feeling of
well-being. Inhale the smile and visualize the smile warming you within. Repeat several times.
Then direct the smile to each part of the body one part at a time. Smile at your brain, smile at
your hands, smile at your heart, etc. Tell each part of your body that you love it. Plant the smile
in your consciousness and repeat this experience regularly.

Co-Counseling and 12 Step Meetings
Co-counseling and 12 step meetings both originated in Alcoholics Anonymous. The basic
approach is to listen without passing any judgment or making any recommendations. Do listen
with sympathy and interest. The discussion is confidential and everyone involved pledges not to
discuss the content with anyone. This allows each individual to express his or her thoughts and
emotions. It also affords an opportunity to listen to others with perhaps similar or perhaps
different problems and experiences and to gain a new perspective while helping other individuals
through the meeting process. This technique has been used for losing weight, for healing
diseases, and for breaking bad habits and addictions. It has also been used for resolving violence
and for helping family members to cope. A Google search will produce several sites with
information on Co-counseling and 12 step meetings. One such site is www.anonymousone.com.

Explore Your Intelligence
Almost everyone has a learning difference, but very few people realize that there are ways to
develop intelligence. One of the groups working on cognitive development is the College of
Optometrists in Vision Development. They have exercises to improve visual thinking, auditory
thinking, and motor thinking – in other words to improve intelligence. They have an excellent
website which explains the basics and where you can locate a practitioner near you:
www.covd.org. Inability to spell, difficulty reading, trouble following a map, or slowness in
learning languages are some common problems which can be caused by learning differences.
Lazy eye is another such problem. Find out if you have any scope to improve your ability to
think. Have an assessment done by an Optometrist in Vision Development.

Break Your Bad Habits
Anyone who wants to be healthy must break a few major bad habits. Smoking, drinking alcohol,
junk food, and coffee are some of the major bad habits relating to diet. You can not cure a major
disease like cancer without breaking these bad habits. Bitterness, resentment, fear, and anger are
just as deadly. You must break any bad habit which goes against loving life and loving yourself.




                                                                                                 33
If you can’t do it alone, co-counseling is one way to work on it. Or get a healing buddy to help
you with your daily routine and devise a strategy to eliminate the bad habits.

Learn to Let Go
To hold your hand in a tight fist for a few minutes is easy, but after several hours it becomes
painful. When a relative of yours or a close friend of yours dies, after a period of mourning, you
have to let them go. When you suffer any loss, you have to let it go. If you don’t let go, you will
become tighter and tighter inside and will dry out emotionally and spiritually. Similarly, if you
are in a job you hate or if you are in a toxic relationship, you have to let it go and start something
new.

Love Yourself
I was surprised to learn the extent to which people suffer from a lack of self-esteem. Inferiority
complexes, shyness, inability to express, and feelings of physical inadequacy and guilt are all
common. All of these are toxic. Do the best you can. Be the best person you can. If your
intentions are good, your conscience can be clear. After that stop beating yourself up.


Curing the Incurables – A Daily Program

Here are the basic components (bare bones version) of a typical daily program for curing the so-
called incurable diseases, such as heart disease, cancer, tuberculosis, pneumonia, asthma,
arthritis, HIV, brain tumors, kidney failure, diabetes, septicemia, chronic fatigue, PMS, prostate,
multiple sclerosis, and muscular dystrophy. All parts of this program are designed to work
together for health and healing.

1. Juices: Drink 4 liters of fresh squeezed juices per day. Start early in the morning and drink
one liter each three hours during the day. The juices can be carrot, beet, cucumber, spinach,
celery, lettuce, pineapple, orange, lemon, grapefruit, papaya, and each and every vegetable and
fruit. These juices provide vitamins, enzymes, proteins and all of the vital nutrients while
cleansing and removing the waste and toxins from every part of the body.

2. Medicinal Herbs and Teas: Examples include chilies to stimulate blood flow, garlic to fight
infection, turmeric to cleanse the liver, peppermint to relax and stimulate, and senna for its
laxative effect. Choose the specific medicinal herbs and teas best for your personal condition.
Drink at least one liter of herbal tea every day. Eat medicinal herbs as well.

3. Raw Foods: Eat mostly raw foods because only they have vitamins, enzymes, and life
qualities. Eat vegetable and fruit salads. Blend vegetables, fruits, grains, nuts, and seeds to
make smoothies and creams. Soak grains, nuts, and seeds overnight. Throw away the rinse
water. Sprout all grains and seeds. Eat them any time from day 1 up to day 7.

4. Pure Water: Install water filters in your residence and drink only pure water.



                                                                                                   34
5. Sunbathing: Take a sunbath every day. Start with only a few minutes front and back on the
first day and increase gradually adding a minute or two each day. Increase up to 30 minutes or
more front and back but be sure to avoid sunburn.

6. Deep Breathing: Practice deep breathing 3 times per day for 5 minutes each time. Breathe
in expanding both the chest and the abdomen as far as possible. Then breathe out as much air as
possible and repeat again and again to clean out the lungs. Throughout the day periodically take
a deep breath like this.

7. Exercise: Two or three hours per day minimum you must move your body. Walk, run,
swim, bicycle, jump up and down, do leg lifts, stretching, yoga, work in the garden, etc. Use
your body or lose it.

8. Positive Thinking and Healthy Emotions: Know that all diseases are curable and act
according without fear. Love yourself and seek every opportunity to help others, because this
will also cure you. Forgive every wrong against you and be at peace with yourself and with
every person. Observe nature, the moon, the stars, and the endless universe and reflect on their
beauty and eternity. Don’t smoke, drink alcohol, or eat foods with sugar, pasta, cooked potatoes,
cooked rice, or any fried foods because these all rob the vitality from your mind, body, and spirit.
May peace be with you.


Diseases

In this section, historical treatments for specific diseases are discussed. The holistic healing
program described above applies to all diseases, but for each part of the body and for each type
of disease, there are special additional things to do which can speed up the healing process.

Diseases seldom occur one at a time. There are usually several diseases present or developing
simultaneously. Most diseases originate in a toxic bowel, which causes the blood and the lymph
to become weak and laden with garbage, which in turn leads to swelling and decreased
performance of all of the internal organs. This garbage and debility accumulate throughout the
body, weakening each part of it while slowing the thoughts and deadening the emotions.
Whether or not a specific disease has yet developed, this toxic condition is the real disease.
David Christopher has said there is only one disease and this disease is constipation and
accumulation of waste in the system. Norman Walker and Dr. Christopher talked about all
diseases being different forms of malnutrition. I believe that all diseases are related and have
similar causes, accumulated garbage and malnutrition (physical, mental, and emotional) being
the principal ones. Add parasites and environmental pollution and the causes of perhaps 99
percent of all diseases may have been covered.


The Top Ten Killer Diseases in the USA:
(from the Statistical Abstract of the United States)

Causes of Death                               Annual Death Rates


                                                                                                 35
                                               per 100,000 Population

Heart Disease                                  310
Cancer                                         191
Respiratory Diseases, Flu, and Pneumonia        67
Diabetes                                        25
Alzheimer’s                                     21
Kidney Failure                                  15
Blood Poisoning (Septicemia)                    12
Liver Disease                                    9
Parkinson’s                                      6
HIV                                              5

Tables like this are actually somewhat misleading because they reflect what was considered the
most prominent disease present at the time of death and not necessarily the only disease present
at the time of death.

Anyhow, when you are sick you want to know what to do right now. So, here are the historical
cures which have been safe and effective in the past. What has worked before may work again.
Historical cures have worked for me. I hope they will work for you.


Acne

Acne is a result of the body cleansing through the skin rather than through the bowel and the
urinary system. The primary cause of acne is cooked food (such as bread, pasta, cooked
potatoes, etc.), fried food, and animal food including dairy.

Acne has been cured by just changing the diet – by eating exclusively raw foods, sprouts, and
fresh squeezed juices. Carrot and potato juice combination has been very effective in clearing up
acne. Changing the diet often does result in increased acne for a few days or weeks – but then
the acne typically disappears for good. In a severe case of acne or boils, (in addition to changing
the diet) it has been found that a good blood cleansing tea can speed up the process. Burdock,
chaparral, echinacea, and horseradish have all worked well to clear up skin blemishes.

Topically, a drawing poultice such as the cancer poultice, Bentonite clay, slippery elm, or potato
peels has also been effective in helping to clear up the acne more rapidly.

For infection and/or to prevent infection, tea tree oil or oil of garlic have been standard antiseptic
herbal applications. If a possible parasitic condition is suspected along with the acne, please see
the sections on Parasite Cleanse and Impetigo.

Adrenal Fatigue and Addison’s Disease

Addison’s disease is an extreme condition of adrenal failure where the adrenal glands entirely
stop functioning. It is characterized by blotchy pigment appearing suddenly on large parts of the


                                                                                                   36
body, intolerance to heat or cold, reduction in capacity for muscular work, weakness, inability to
stand any stress or emotional excitement, whether positive or negative, sometimes nervous
breakdown or even insanity, complete exhaustion, feeling that one is going to die, inability to
digest food, and other similar symptoms. Licorice, hawthorn, and sarsaparilla contain food for
the adrenals and have helped in reducing adrenal fatigue. 3 parts mullen and 1 part lobelia
formula is a tonic for any glandular problem and works well on the adrenals as on all glands.
The cause of adrenal problems is primarily the diet and accumulation of waste matter. The
Incurables Diet has been used successfully to clear out this waste. Simultaneously, for a quicker
cure of the adrenal problems Norman Walker’s recommendation is a high organic sodium
program of fresh juices and particularly Romaine lettuce, beet, spinach, celery, and Swiss chard
juices. ―Fresh-raw carrot juice was added to all or any of the above juices with much benefit. In
some extreme cases, some fresh-raw goat’s milk with carrot juice was found helpful.‖

Allergies

Allergies are caused by accumulated garbage and malnutrition related weaknesses in some parts
of the body. Allergies generally have gone away after several months on a proper diet.

Sometimes, as a special help, Dr. Christopher recommended taking large quantities of the
substance causing the allergy. This can sometimes trigger a rapid cleansing reaction. For
example, if cayenne causes diarrhea, take lots of cayenne and clean out the bowel. If citrus
causes a cough, take lots of citrus and cough better. Etc.

But this idea is not a good idea if the reaction is too unpleasant, in which case we recommend
milder methods of cleansing and nourishing at first. Typically, the approach in a case like this is
to restrict the diet to just a few foods which both do not cause the allergy and are cleansing and
nourishing. Then slowly add back healthy foods as the body becomes less toxic. This approach
has worked well in many cases and the allergies have completely disappeared.

Norman Walker’s juices for allergies: carrot, spinach, beet and cucumber.

Alzheimer’s and Other Brain Diseases

When I saw my mother in the nursing home with Alzheimer’s disease, she couldn’t recognize me
sitting right in front of her. She was fidgeting and her mind seemed to be racing around but not
focusing. The Nursing Home was feeding her a devitalized diet and employed doctors with no
clue about how to cure Alzheimer’s. She developed cancer while eating their food and they gave
her chemotherapy. Two years after entering the Nursing Home with Alzheimer’s she died.

The brain needs cleansing and nourishing just like any other part of the body. So the first thing
is to increase the circulation to the brain and get good blood going to the brain with plenty of
oxygen. Aerobic exercise and head stands or shoulder stands doing a bicycle type exercise are
very good for the brain. Deep breathing is excellent for the brain.

My father told me that he read about the autopsy done on Vladimir Lenin (the leader of the
Bolshevik Party which founded the Soviet Union). They opened up his skull and discovered


                                                                                                 37
sclerosis in the arteries leading to the brain and severe damage of the blood vessels in the brain.
On one of his audio tapes, Dr. Christopher tells about other autopsies where they opened up the
brains that they had turned to solid stone. The first cause of hardening of the arteries leading to
the brain and hardening of the brain itself is hard water full of calcium and other minerals which
accumulate everywhere including in the brain. The second cause is sugars and dead starches in
potatoes, bread, cooked grains, noodles, cakes, etc. which make additional deposits of
calcification everywhere including in the brain.

In other cases of deterioration of the brain it isn’t solidified, but rather it turns to mush and
sometimes there is internal bleeding called a ―stroke‖. There is an increasing incidence also of
brain tumors.

The very same program for cleaning out the circulatory system as described in the section above
on heart disease has been used to clean out the brain, dissolve the deposits, and remove them
from the brain. Even brain tumors have been dissolved and removed this way, without surgery.

For speeding up circulation in the brain area, there are certain herbs which have been found
effective when used in conjunction with the ―Incurables‖ Diet. Gingko and gotu kola are two
herbs with special vibration toward improving circulation in the brain.

Ginger is another good herb for brain circulation. Make juice of fresh ginger and preserve it with
vegetable glycerin and take a teaspoon several times a day. Or make hot tea from sliced fresh
ginger and drink several cups per day. Ginger has the added advantage that it is high in organic
aluminum needed in the brain. Once fixed in the correct sites in the brain, organic aluminum
will help prevent lodging of inorganic aluminum to those sites.

In many cases of Alzheimer’s, inorganic aluminum has been found accumulated at the brain sites
where organic aluminum is needed. This inorganic aluminum is implicated as a factor in
causing short term memory loss and Alzheimer’s. This is one reason we need to avoid cooking
with aluminum and avoid other sources of aluminum in such things as toothpaste, hair spray,
prepared foods, and cosmetics. Avoid eating it, avoid touching it, and avoid breathing it.

Cayenne is a super charger of the circulation system and this helps in the brain as well.

For brain tumors, senility, stroke, or Alzheimer’s, cover the head with castor oil and massage
into the scalp and then soak a white cloth in castor oil and place it over the head like a hood.
Cover this in turn with a plastic bag fitted like a hood and then with a hot steaming towel to get
heat into the area. When the towel cools, replace it with a fresh hot steaming towel.

Norman Walker’s juices for tumors in the brain, bones, liver, uterus, etc.: carrot, spinach, turnip,
watercress, beet, cucumber, celery, and parsley.

Anemia

Proper diet has consistently corrected anemia. More rapid elimination of anemia has been
achieved with large quantities of fresh raw foods high in organic iron, magnesium, and other


                                                                                                    38
organic minerals. Specific foods for this include carrot and beet juice combination, carrot and
spinach juice combination, berries of all kinds, and sea vegetables.

Norman Walker’s juices for anemia are carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, fennel, celery, and
parsley.

Arthritis, Rheumatism, and Gout

The buildup of calcium and inflammation in the joints and tissues which causes arthritis is due
mostly to drinking hard waters and eating a devitalized diet with refined sugars and cooked
starches. The first step is to get a good water purification system in your house and drink only
pure water. The second step is to follow the ―Incurables‖ diet with juices and herbal teas.

One of the best herbs for any joint problem is burdock. Relief often comes very fast when one
drinks quarts of burdock tea daily. One time I woke up with a shoulder joint so sore that I could
not move my right arm at all. The arm just hung useless. The day before I had lifted a heavy
object and damaged the joint without realizing it and inflammation set in. Using my left arm
only, I drove to the health store and got several pounds of fresh burdock root, brought it home,
peeled it, cut it in pieces, and blended it with water. By the next day, the arm was mobile again
and the pain was gone.

Dr. Christopher and other herbalists tell of many cases where burdock alone has cured the worst
cases of paraplegic arthritis – of persons who could not walk at all. By taking quarts after quarts
of burdock tea or burdock drink, they regained full use of their legs, arms, fingers, and backs.

Dr. Shook wrote that Irish Moss, Bladderwrack, and Flaxseed contain curative salts and trace
minerals to aid in correction of arthritic conditions. Make up a solution and take several ounces
per day.

Horsetail tea or Dr. Christopher’s Calcium Combination which contains horsetail, oat straw,
comfrey, and lobelia should also be taken two or more cups per day. They provide silicon and
have been found to be very good for curing arthritic conditions.

Externally, hot and cold packs assist in getting circulation to the area. Simultaneously, Deep
Heating Balm from Dr. Christopher or Richard Schultz or homemade with menthol crystals in
them will penetrate and give relief from the arthritis pain and inflammation.

Norman Walker’s juices for arthritis:

       1.   16 oz. grapefruit
       2.   16 oz. lettuce
       3.   10 oz. carrot + 6 oz. spinach
       4.   9 oz. carrot + 7 oz. celery

The rationale for these 4 juices in the above sequence is given by Norman Walker as follows: (1)
The grapefruit juice dissolves the calcium and mineral deposits (2) the lettuce juice keeps these


                                                                                                   39
more or less in suspension long enough for (3) the carrot and spinach to eliminate them from the
body and (4) the carrot and celery juice helps to rebuild and regenerate the cartilage and joints.
―This process is usually painful – more so at certain times than at others; but we have seen many
sufferers go through it and in time become more active than ever before.‖

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot is a fungus infection between the toes. It occurs when the space between the toes
stays moist for too long. Wash and dry off the area. Apply tea tree oil using a finger with tea
tree oil on it. Then immediately get more tea tree oil on the finger, touch some black walnut
hulls powder with the finger, and rub this powder onto the areas with the athlete’s foot. Keep
applying the tea tree oil and black walnut hulls powder to the area every hour or so. The fungus
will disappear.

It is important to get air circulating between the toes. The fungus can only live in a moist place,
so it is necessary to dry off the space between the toes. One way to do this is to put a piece of
cotton ball between the toes to hold them apart. Also, it is good to wear open sandals or flip-
flops to let he air circulate around the toes. Try putting your feet up in front of a fan for a few
minutes to make sure the spaces between the toes get dry. Innovate and find a way.

Norman Walker’s juices for athlete’s foot: carrot, spinach, beet, and cucumber.

Bleeding

Cayenne powder applied on a bleeding wound will stop the bleeding within seconds. Cayenne
taken by the mouth will do the same. Do both and get double action. Don’t worry about the
cayenne being on the area, it actually cuts the pain and doesn’t burn. It is anti-biotical and
increases healing circulation around the area where it is applied.

Bone and Tooth Decay

Bone and tooth decay occurs when the body needs the materials in the bones and teeth for some
higher priority tissues such as the heart muscle for example or to make a baby is another
example. So, the body in desperation robs the bones and teeth for emergency repairs elsewhere.
This desperate situation has arisen because of a deficient diet high in sugars and devitalized
starches and low in life qualities. The Maintenance Diet or the ―Incurables‖ Diet will reverse
this situation. These diets have an abundance of organic calcium, so no supplementation of
calcium is necessary. However, do supplement with foods rich in iron and magnesium and
silicon, essential elements for building body tissues and binding calcium in the bones. Examples
of such foods include wheat grass juice, sprouts, sea vegetables, beets, spinach, kale, collard,
Swiss chard, dandelion, apples, ginger, and turmeric. Juices are the most usable form but salads
are excellent too.

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones and a deficiency of Vitamin D will lead to bone decay.
Sun baths, cod liver oil, and eggs are good sources of Vitamin D.



                                                                                                  40
Exercise such as running, walking, swimming, weight lifting, and so on is also essential for
maintaining bone mass.

Norman Walker’s juices for bone and tooth decay are carrot, spinach, dandelion, turnip, lettuce,
spinach, and dandelion.

Blood Poisoning (Septicemia)

The dictionary defines septicemia as follows: ―Invasion of the bloodstream by virulent
microorganisms from a local seat of infection accompanied especially by chills, fever, and
prostration – called also blood poisoning.‖

If the blood poisoning arises in a specific area, such as for example in the leg or the arm, then the
standard practice is to apply cleansing to that location. For gangrene, snake bite and other forms
of blood poisoning, a poultice of crushed plantain has been used since prehistoric times to draw
out the poisons.

Another approach used with great success by Dr. Christopher and others is to make a strong
decoction of marshmallow root and cayenne and immerse the limb in this warm tea as hot as
feasible for 5 to 10 minutes. Then immerse in ice water for 3 or 4 minutes. Then back in the
marshmallow and cayenne tea (still as hot as possible – reheated with fresh tea added as
necessary), and then back to the ice water, and back and forth.

In addition to local treatments such as described above, the historical treatment for blood
poisoning includes strong anti-infection herbal teas, tinctures, and syrups. The most success has
had when sufficient dosage was taken. Experience has shown that one good herb for the immune
system and for fighting blood poisoning is Echinacea. The fresh Echinacea root or flower are the
strongest, but if fresh is not available, tincture made from the fresh Echinacea such as Super
Echinacea Tincture is the next best thing. Otherwise the dried herb is used. Echinacea is famous
for saving lives from rattlesnake bites, poisonous spiders, etc.

Another powerful remedy with a proven track record is Dr. Christopher’s Anti Plague Formula.
Admittedly, in emergencies you may not have everything on hand which you would prefer to
have. So, be resourceful, do the best you can, and do it quickly. Mix up an anti-infection sauce
or syrup with the best ingredients you have or can collect in a hurry. Garlic, elecampane,
goldenseal, onions, lemon juice, tea tree oil (only a few drops), and black walnut are a few more
anti infection herbs as examples. Such herbs have been combined in syrup using vegetable
glycerin or honey and administered a tablespoon or more every half hour.

In addition to the syrup, a strong decoction of blood cleansing tea has been given in frequent
doses until the infection has cleared. Examples of teas which have been effective for this
purpose are chaparral tea, burdock tea, marshmallow tea, or three parts mullen with one part
lobelia tea. Also, alternating with the teas fresh squeezed citrus juice has been used to speed up
the recovery – lemon, orange, and grapefruit mixed or any one of them alone.




                                                                                                  41
In cases where the condition did not seem to be clearing fast enough, the Eclectics would turn to
lobelia for its extra catalytic effect. They would first give a cup of mild warm cayenne tea to
start the sweat pouring out. Then, while the circulation was in full gear, they would administer
strong lobelia tea in frequent small dosages until the patient started to throw up. This procedure
(which is still being copied by modern day herbal enthusiasts) has never resulted in any damage
being done but has resulted in good and refreshing cleansing of the whole system. Many times
this was just the extra help needed to overcome blood poisoning more quickly.


Burns

Dr. Christopher used a burn ointment of honey and wheat germ oil mixed with comfrey leaf or
root powder applied think over the burn and kept thick so that the air did not penetrate. This
worked well also for cases of accidents where flesh and bone were damaged or removed – the
missing parts grew back and no scars remained.

Aloe vera gel is specific and outstanding for burns. It is probably the best choice if you can get
it. The fresh gel from the leaf is superior, but some of the commercially available gels are
acceptable.

Calendula (marigold flower) is another cell growth generator like comfrey. It is more commonly
used in Germany than in the United States. Oil of calendula is very healing for burns. Calendula
paste can be made with a thick mucilaginous herb such as slippery elm or mucilage of comfrey
root.

Potato peels have been used to cover burns instead of bandages. The peels are antiseptic and do
not stick to the blood and lymph like bandages do. This was discovered in a hospital in Bombay
when money was not available to buy bandages.

Internally, comfrey and calendula tea will help to speed up the healing. Drink continuously
every hour or half hour fresh squeezed juices – especially carrot, beet, lettuce, celery, and
cucumber.

Cancer

Cancer is the second worst killer disease in the USA. It is a painful, terrifying affliction creating
fear and panic. But there is need to panic, cancer is curable.

While heart disease involves poor circulation of the blood, cancer involves weakness of the
blood itself. So, while treatment of heart disease focuses on the heart and circulatory system,
cancer treatment focuses on the liver, the blood, and the lymph along with any specific parts of
the body where the cancer is most active.

However, for cancer we can’t just do blood cleansing. We must also be sure the four eliminative
channels (bowel, urine, skin, and breath) are working well. So, we have to do bowel cleansing,
liver cleansing, and kidney cleansing, skin brushing, daily hot baths with sweating teas, and


                                                                                                   42
sunbaths to open up the elimination through the body’s largest organ, the skin. Finally, deep
breathing and aerobic exercises are very important to cleansing the breath and curing the cancer.

For any type of cancer, including skin cancer, we follow the Holistic Program and stay on the
―Incurables‖ Diet. Once the eliminative channels are moving sufficiently, we step-up the
intensive blood cleansing with anti-cancer herbal teas and tinctures. A typical program starts off
with two cups per day and builds up to two quarts per day of blood cleansing (alterative) teas.
Dr. Shook’s long practice confirmed that the following herbs are highly effective in fighting
cancer: burdock, echinacea, black walnut, thyme, apple cider vinegar, garlic, horseradish, lily of
the valley root, greater celandine, lesser celandine, Irish moss, and Iceland moss. A good
combination to start off is burdock root and black walnut leaves. Burdock is one of the most
nutritive of the alterative herbs. It has high amounts of magnesium for rebuilding tissues, and it
rapidly pulls out toxins and excess liquids. Black walnut is the premier parasite fighting herb
and will assist the body to rapidly free itself from those parasites which are inhibiting the body’s
efforts to clean up the cancer. Simultaneously, black walnut is high in organic iodine needed in
the thyroid function and in the immune system for fighting cancer.

Every four to six weeks, it is recommended to shift to different blood cleansing teas. Dr.
Christopher’s Red Clover Combination is another good one. Chaparral is an outstanding blood
cleaner.

Garlic, cayenne, ginger, and peppermint are stimulants that speed up the circulation and carry the
blood deeper into the tissues where it can root out the cancer. It is good to blend up a spicy
condiment bowl of these herbs mixed with olive oil and apple cider vinegar. Add a little tomato,
cucumber, or other vegetables if desired. Garlic is a proven fighter of infections and cancer in
addition to being a strong stimulant. Put this mixture liberally on all your salads. Eat at least 4
big cloves of garlic every day.

Irish Moss according to Dr. Shook is high in organic calcium sulfide needed to dissolve cancer
cells and pus-like conditions. It has a pleasant salty taste and two or three spoons a day of the
powder (perhaps spread on salads or mixed in soups) are a tasty way of fighting cancer.

Almost all seeds (the most famous being apricot seeds) contain organic cyanide in the form of
laetrile which is also called vitamin K. Research has shown that the laetrile is very effective in
eliminating cancer cells. So, historical cancer fighting programs have taken advantage of this
fact to get some free medicine by juicing the seeds along with the fruit. For example, when
making orange juice, put the orange pieces with the seeds into the juicer or the blender so as to
smash up the seeds and get some of the seed juice mixed with the orange juice. This juice will
taste a little bit bitter but probably not much. The impact will be fantastic. Apple seeds, papaya
seeds, pumpkin seeds, watermelon seeds, etc. all have valuable cancer fighting properties. So
don’t throw them away before extracting their benefits.

It was discovered that the laetrile (which is in the seeds) doesn’t work unless there are enzymes
present to dissolve the membrane around the cancer cells and allow the laetrile in to do its job on
the cancer. So Dr. Christopher used to say that while you are eating your apricot pits, be sure to




                                                                                                    43
eat the apricot fruit as well. In fact it has been observed that cancer thrives when there is a
shortage of enzymes and disappears when there is an abundance of enzymes.

Heating above 130 degrees destroys enzymes. So all cooked foods are devoid of enzymes
whereas all raw foods (both plant and animal) contain enzymes. Ann Wigmore emphasized that
sprouts and wheatgrass juice are extremely high in enzymes and life energy. She found that a
diet of these resulted in many cancer cures. It is interesting to note that young sprouts are still
very close to seeds in their makeup and contain good amounts of laetrile as well as enzymes.

The general population and most of the medical profession view cancer as a kind of spreading
infection which needs to be killed with chemotherapy and radiation and/or removed by surgery.
But these methods don’t work and only make matters much worse, hastening death. So, the
scientists are still researching, looking for the cure for cancer. But the cure has been around for
thousands of years.

Natural healers know that cancer is not a spreading infection but rather it is the body
concentrating toxins in specific locations in order to eliminate them. Natural healing experience
has discovered that the body can succeed in doing this if we give it the right kinds of help.

Norman Walker wrote as follows: ―Cancers are groups of cells half-starved from lack of proper
nourishments, thriving on concentrated starches and meats. One of the contributing factors in the
development of cancer has been found to be prolonged RESENTMENTS.‖ In other words,
cancer is the result of physical, mental, and emotional malnutrition and congestion and it can be
cured by physical, mental, and emotional nourishment and cleansing.

Tens of thousands of people have cured themselves of cancer. Every so often I meet one of
them. It is very interesting to listen to their stories. All the cancer survivors I have met have told
me they used fresh squeezed organic juices and raw organic vegetarian diets. One lady I met
who was attending the 3 week program at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego told me
she had terminal liver cancer 30 years ago. I asked her what she did for it. She said juices with
an emphasis on carrot, celery, and spinach. Now she was attending the institute to learn more
about sprouts, nut butters, and wheat grass juice al la Ann Wigmore.

The original cancer juices as tested by Norman Walker are carrot and spinach. The Gerson
Program uses carrot, apple, and green drink mixture of several green vegetables – one 8 oz glass
every waking hour of the day. Dr. Christopher rotated, doing 1 gallon per day of carrot the first
week, apple the second week, and grape the third week, and then repeating. Ten oz carrot, 3 oz
beet, and 3 oz cucumber is another excellent combination recommended by Norman Walker for
cleansing the liver and building the blood. In fact any organic fresh vegetable or fruit juice will
be anti-cancer.

For application on cancers the following are recommended:

   1) From Dr. Shook: Soak comfrey root, decoct, and strain and blend it to make it into a thick
      mucilage paste. Blend this comfrey mucilage with a concentrated decoction of burdock
      root. Dosage internally is a cup full 3 or 4 times per day. Externally, saturate lint or



                                                                                                   44
       cotton and apply. Change often and repeat. Keep moist. This formula can be preserved
       for multiple uses by adding 25% vegetable glycerin.

   2) From Richard Schultz:

       Black Super Draw Poultice is made by blending together the following ingredients: one
       handful of red clover blossoms, half a handful of chaparral leaf, a quarter cup of poke
       root, 2 tablespoons of goldenseal root powder, two tablespoons of activated willow
       charcoal, one teaspoon tea tree oil, one teaspoon blood root tincture, one cup Bentonite
       clay, and one cup slippery elm bark powder. Blend these ingredients in a mixture of
       apple cider vinegar and water half-and-half to make a thick, dryish paste. To adhere for a
       longer time, cover with cotton cloth and then put plastic on top and tape on.

       If applying to a foot, dip a sock in the black super draw poultice and turn the sock inside
       out so that the poultice mixture is inside the sock and pull the sock on. Then cover with
       a plastic bag and pull on another sock to hold the whole thing in place. If applying on the
       foot plus ankle and lower leg, cut the toe area of a sock and use this sock for the area
       above ankle.

       Garlic Poultice: An alternate formula is garlic blended with apple cider vinegar, slippery
       elm, and poke root. This formula burns away the tumor.

   3) Castor oil packs should be used for cases where you can’t feel the cancer or tumor under
      the skin. Apply castor oil and massage the area. Then soak white cotton cloth in castor
      oil and apply on the area. Cover with plastic and apply heat using a hot pad or hot water
      bottle. For brain tumors or Alzheimer’s cover the head with castor oil and massage into
      the scalp and then soak a white tea shirt in castor oil and place it over the head like a
      hood. Cover this in turn with a plastic bag fitted like a hood and then with a hot steaming
      towel to get heat into the area. When the towel cools, replace it with a fresh hot
      steaming towel.

To re-grow a breast or other body part that has been disfigured by cancer or a tumor, apply a
poultice of fresh aloe gel mixed with slippery elm bark powder. If fresh aloe gel is not available,
use the slippery elm bark powder with comfrey root or leaf powder mixed together and
moistened with water.

For vaginal or rectal suppositories, mix cleansing herbs with coconut oil to a cookie dough
consistency, cool until hard in the refrigerator, mash with a spoon, and form into bullet size
suppositories. Re-cool in the refrigerator until hard and insert in the vagina or rectum followed
by a tampon to keep the ingredients from coming out. Leave in overnight and douche out in the
morning. Use such ingredients as goldenseal root powder, yellow dock root powder, poke root
powder, and garlic.

Depression




                                                                                                45
Depression is very common with serious diseases. Vigorous aerobic exercise for those who can
do it will reduce the depression. Negative thoughts actually make diseases worse and so
happiness is part of the disease therapy. Learn to tell jokes and practice doing it. Get out of your
routine and do new things. Practice positive affirmations. Do deep breathing. Do sunbaths. A
congested liver causes depression because the liver can not remove the chemicals causing the
depression. Do repeated liver flushes and lots of carrot juice. Do the hot bath routine and hot
and cold packs.

Norman Walker’s juices:

      For insanity: carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, and celery.
      For melancholia: cucumber, carrot, spinach, beet, celery and parsley.

Diabetes and Hypoglycemia

Diabetes means high blood sugar and hypoglycemia means low blood sugar. Both result from
malfunctioning of the pancreas caused by malnutrition and both have been cured by providing
nutrition to the pancreas enabling it to produce the right quantity of insulin to regulate the blood
sugar level and keep it where the body needs it.

Besides insulin the pancreas also produces digestive enzymes and other enzymes used in
assimilation of nutrients and regulation of the body metabolism. The intestinal bacteria produce
enzymes, the liver produces enzymes, and other glands such as the kidneys also produce some
enzymes. But all of these internal sources of enzymes are not sufficient in the long run if the diet
is devoid of enzymes. Enzymes are present in all living things, plant and animal, but they are
very delicate and are destroyed by heat above 130 degrees F or 54 degrees C. Therefore, all
cooked foods are devoid of enzymes. A raw food diet is the best way to get dietary enzymes.
Freshly picked food is higher in enzymes. Sprouts which are still growing and are in their rapid
growth stage right up to the moment you bite down on them are the highest in enzymes.

When the diet contains 100% cooked food it has zero enzymes. Such a diet is amazingly
common and it rapidly wears down the pancreas. A cooked food diet places excessive demands
for more and more enzymes and provides no good food sources for the pancreas to fabricate
enzymes from. This is the primary cause of the alarming increase in diabetes and hypoglycemia.
So obviously, the cure for diabetes and hypoglycemia includes fresh, organic, raw foods and
juices.

To speed up recovery and to help you get off medication faster, there is a special herb which will
work wonders – if used in conjunction with the Maintenance Diet. This herb is Juniperus
monosperma, commonly called Cedar Berries. This berry is dried and powdered and you can get
it in one pound bags from Dr. Christopher’s. A teaspoon of this powder in a glass of water or
mixed with a salad can normalize a person’s blood sugar level within minutes. It has done this
for me over a dozen times when my blood sugar was too low. I have always been amazed at
how fast it has gone to the pancreas and enabled the pancreas to function properly. For
correcting either diabetes or hypoglycemia, take a teaspoon in the morning and another teaspoon



                                                                                                   46
at night every day and stay on the Maintenance Diet. Many people who stayed on this program
were off the medication within three months to a year.

Persons with diabetes and hypoglycemia need to take special care to chew their food for a long
time before swallowing it. Eat slowly and swish the juices in the mouth until they are mixed
with saliva. This prepares the food for the digestive system and has allowed people to consume
sweet fruits and fruit juices and other foods with natural sugars and carbohydrates without any
negative reaction despite their diabetes or hypoglycemia.

Norman Walker’s juices for diabetes: carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, lettuce, string beans,
brussel sprouts, endive, parsley, brussel sprouts, and radish.

Diarrhea and Indigestion

Holarrhena antidysenterica is specific for diarrhea, dysentery, gas, and indigestion. I have seen it
work within minutes to relieve severe cramps caused by food poisoning and I have seen it work
many times to cure the worst cases of diarrhea and dysentery usually within an hour or two. The
recommended dosage is four to six 00 capsules or one teaspoon in a glass of water. Other herbs
which have worked well for diarrhea and indigestion include bayberry, oak bark, and tumeric.

See also the Bowel Cleansing section including especially the recommendations for flax seeds,
marshmallow, slippery elm, activated charcoal, Bentonite clay, and other foods which absorb
impurities.

For indigestion, fennel seed tea and fennel juice are specific. Celery is a close relative of fennel
and celery seed and celery juice have worked equally well. Many of the culinary herbs are
digestive including cardamom, bay leaves, cumin, sage, rosemary, and thyme. A spicy soup with
celery and fennel and culinary herbs would be excellent as a digestive tonic.

To avoid diarrhea and indigestion, maintain a live food diet and drink juices and herbal teas.



Ear Infections

Dr. Christopher recommends using oil of garlic in the ears to kill ear infections. Make oil of
garlic by cutting some cloves of garlic in pieces and covering them with olive oil for 3 days,
strain into a dropper bottle, and it is ready. Fill the ear canal with this oil and insert a piece of
cotton ball into the outer ear opening to sop up the oil when it comes out of the ear. This works
well. No need to go to the doctor about ear infections.

After several years of using oil of garlic, I was reading about the properties and uses of Tea Tree
Oil and decided to use it. Now I mix about one part Tea Tree Oil to 10 parts Olive Oil in a
dropper bottle and use this instead of the oil of garlic. The preparation time is much faster,
because you don’t have to wait 3 days and the smell is more pleasant. But both work very well.



                                                                                                    47
Eczema

Burdock is probably the best rapid cleansing herb for skin problems including eczema. If you
can get the fresh root, blend it and strain it and drink quarts daily until the condition clears.
Calendula tea, chamomile tea, and chickweed tea have worked well in cases of eczema. Drink
and apply on the area. Infuse olive oil in calendula flowers and apply on the area as well. Wheat
germ oil with calendula would be even better because of the Vitamin E and healing properties of
wheat germ oil, but it needs to be kept refrigerated and can spoil quickly.

According to Norman Walker, eczema is an ―inflammatory condition of the skin due to
excessive acidity of the lymph glands. Also, the elimination through the pores of the skin of
waste matter which should really pass out through the kidneys and bowels.‖ The long term cure
is in the diet. Follow the Holistic Program.

Norman Walker’s juices for eczema are carrot, celery, parsley, spinach, beet, and cucumber.

Elephantiasis (Lymphatic Filariasis)

According to the World Health Organization estimates, an estimated 125 million people have
elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis).

I discovered this startling possibility that I might have this disease in January, 2008. I was
talking to a lady in Costa Rica and she was looking at my foot and leg and she said to me: ―You
have elephantiasis, but no worry you no die.‖ She was so cheerful and reassuring that it annoyed
me. I said but I don’t have that much swelling. And she said well that is often the case with
elephantiasis. She had worked with a doctor treating elephantiasis in Argentina. She actually
called him and put me on the line with him. He told me that his treatment consisted of exercises,
bandages, and pressure stockings. I asked him what he used to kill the worms and he said
nothing. So I started researching on the internet and I discovered that yes my friend was right –
there are many cases of lymphatic filiariasis with swelling which is noticeable but not huge. I
kept researching and discovered that there are herbs that will kill the thread worms.

One source reported success using wormwood supplemented with tumeric. So, in January 2008 I
started taking a liter per day of wormwood tea and a spoon of tumeric. Almost immediately I
started noticing some amazing improvements in my symptoms. One improvement was that I
started having bowel movements without enemas. For five years from 2003 to January, 2008 I
had no bowel movements except with enemas. Nothing else worked and I couldn’t figure it out
– for five years. But within one week of when I started taking one liter of wormwood tea daily, I
started having regular bowel movements and I haven’t done any enemas since then. According
to several sources on the internet, it is common for lymphatic filariasis to cause intestinal
blockage and to shut down the peristaltic motion of the intestines.

Another improvement was less frequent urination. Since January I have been able to sleep the
whole night without having to wake up to urinate.




                                                                                               48
Another improvement has been that my muscle cramping has decreased to about 5 percent of
what it was.

My conclusion is that the wormwood and the other herbs I have taken to kill the worms has
probably killed all of the worms except those hiding in the cysts. The worms in my intestines,
urinary system, and muscles appear to be all gone. And now the clean-up is continuing with the
cysts and lumps in the leg transforming and shrinking. At first they flared up and became quite
sore, but now they are not sore at all and they keep shrinking as of this writing on August 23,
2008.

Most likely I contracted lymphatic filariasis during the five years I lived in Bangladesh from
1976 to 1981. During this time I was working with agriculture development and I traveled to all
districts of the country and was bitten by thousands of mosquitoes. I got dengue fever and
recovered from it – and that was quite an experience! I remember that it was 1977 when I started
having some intestinal blockage and continual urinary discomfort. Slowly over the years my feet
became more and more swollen and mysterious lumps developed especially in the right foot and
leg. So, it appears that for over 30 years I had this condition and didn’t know it.

Below is a summary of what I have learned about lymphatic filariasis and the treatment I am
using for it.

Extreme cases of lymphatic filariasis result in elephantiasis. But about 90 percent of cases have
some swelling but less than full-blown elephantiasis. The only way you can catch this disease is
by being bitten by mosquitoes which have thread worm eggs obtained by previously biting
someone who is infected with lymphatic filariasis. These thread worms look like tiny filaments
or threads. The worms and their eggs move through the lymph and blood systems and block the
lymph flow causing swelling most typically in the feet, legs, and testicles. But the thread worms
can invade any part of the body – they can cause constipation by blocking the intestines, urinary
problems by blocking the urinary system, muscle cramps, fatigue, heart disease, brain disease,
edema, and numerous other complications.

To cure this disease we need to take one or more herbs to kill the thread worms. Some
anthelmintic herbs are effective for these types of worms and some are not. The herbs which I
have confirmed are effective in killing thread worms are:

   1. Artemisia absinthium, wormwood
   2. Streblus asper, called bai koi in Thailand
   3. Centratherum anthelminticum, kalijiri
   4. Acorus calamus, sweet flag
   5. Piper betle, betle leaf
   6. Andrographis paniculata, the Kalmegh of Ayurveda
   7. Azadirachta indica, neem
   8. Thymus vulgaris, thyme
   9. Vernonia anthelmintica, Embelia ribes
   10. Thymus pulegioides, lemon thyme




                                                                                                49
In addition to taking one or more of the filarial herbs that kill thread worms, the best therapy for
lymphatic filariasis appears to be to also take herbs to reduce lymph congestion and clean the
blood, and to consume foods high in enzymes to assist in rapid dissolution of the cysts formed by
the worms. Anti swelling, lymphatic, and blood cleansing herbs include gotu kola (Brahmi),
burdock (gobo), fennel (somph), tulsi, calendula, and celery. Foods high in enzymes include
pineapple, papaya, citrus, beets, and cabbage.

Daily lymphatic drainage massage can clear the accumulated lymph and allow the immune
system to reach the affected areas. This can be done by applying steady pressure to squeeze the
excess lymph upward from the toes and past the knee and on up the leg. The lymph will move at
a maximum speed and no more, so patience is required. With experience you can learn the
correct pressure to apply to move the lymph as fast as it can move but without exerting excess
pressure which just hurts and doesn’t move the lymph any faster. Pressure stockings and
bandages are also of value up to a point, but the lymphatic drainage massage is the most
complete and effective. Although the swelling keeps returning, it gradually recedes and the daily
drainage is important to remove the waste and allow fresh blood and lymph to reach the area.

Herbs applied on the affected area are also helpful in relieving the swelling, dissolving the cysts,
killing the worms and speeding clearing of the condition. The cancer poultices described in the
section on cancer will be excellent for this condition. They can be modified by adding some of
the herbs that kill the thread worms, lymphatic herbs, and high enzyme herbs such as mentioned
above.

I am doing all of this and it is working. I feel really sorry for the millions of people with
lymphatic filariasis who are not aware of the cure and who are taking partial treatments and
dangerous drugs at great expense and without actually getting cured. In every area where
lymphatic filariasis is endemic, one or more of the effective herbs grows in profusion and can
often be picked for free. For example, in Mysore I found wormwood growing everywhere (but
almost nobody uses it). Kalijiri is dispersed throughout India and is more recognized and used.
And in Thailand Streblus asper lour is very common throughout the country and fortunately it
has many common uses.

Epilepsy

Seraphine had epilepsy from infancy until age 17 when I first met her. The seizures were both
short and long. The long ones lasted up to 5 minutes and were grotesque leaving her exhausted
and dazed. I took her to a doctor in Nairobi and he gave her Tegritin and kept increasing the
dose up to 600 mg per day when the seizures stopped. But the drug really sedated her to a barely
walking zombie. This was when I was just starting to learn about herbs. I listened to Dr.
Christopher’s audio tapes where he talks about how he was able to cure the most stubborn case
of epilepsy in a little boy using a formula of equal parts of Black Cohosh, Blue Cohosh, Blue
Vervain, Skullcap, and Lobelia in alcohol tincture by mouth and in the ears and rubbed on the
base of the neck where the motor nerve is. So, I started her on this formula while also increasing
the amount of fresh fruit and vegetable and juices in her diet. Every two weeks I decreased the
dosage of Tegritin by 100 mg down to zero after three months. It has been 13 years since her




                                                                                                  50
last seizure and she is doing fine. The epilepsy was cured by providing nutrition to the nervous
system and especially to the motor nerve.

Norman Walker’s juices for epilepsy are carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, celery, and parsley.


Eyes

Norman Walker in his book entitled Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices says that endive juice
(endive is the curly type of lettuce) is especially high in nutrients for the optic nerve and optic
muscles. Parsley juice is specific for the optic nerve also.

Norman Walker’s recommended juices for Eye Trouble are carrot, spinach, celery, endive, and
parsley.

Referring to the third combination above the book says: "One or two pints daily of this
combination has frequently corrected eye trouble in the course of a few months to the extent that
normal vision was regained making the use of glasses unnecessary." (page 39 in the chapter on
endive juice)

The herbal combination for eye drops which I use comes from Dr. Christopher at 1-800-453-
1406. It is called Eyebright Tincture. This is excellent for cleaning and reconditioning the eyes.
If you don't have an eyecup, just use a plastic bottle top.

In her book entitled Be Your Own Doctor, Ann Wigmore says that sprouts and wheat grass juice
have restored vision. They are high in life factors because they are foods in the rapid growth
stage.


Fatigue

Fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome imply an immune weakness. Avoid foods the body
perceives as an immune threat such as sugar, dairy, and meat. Avoid coffee, black tea,
chocolate, and caffeine drinks which burn out the adrenals and derange the nervous system.

Possible causes of chronic tired feeling could be any of the following:

      Candida: See Candida Cleansing.
      Anemia: See Anemia.
      Pancreas: See Diabetes.
      Thyroid: See Thyroid.
      Adrenal Deficiency: See Adrenals.

Norman Walker’s juices for fatigue are carrot, spinach, beet, and cucumber.




                                                                                                      51
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS): During the last week of the female cycle before the bleeding
starts there is a drop in production of the hormones estrogen and progesterone – except in the
most healthy of females, which is very rare in modern life. Typical physical symptoms include
fluid retention, breast fullness, tenderness and pain, acne, nausea, and vomiting. But in many
cases the emotional symptoms are much worse than the physical symptoms, as is explained by
Richard Schultz: ―extreme sensitivity and irritability to the point of breakdown, crying for no
apparent reason, extreme insecurity and loss of self-worth and self-esteem, total indecisiveness,
intense outbursts of anger, loss of self control, and feeling sick about your existence.‖

For PMS, Richard Schultz modified his Female Formula and added nervine and diuretic herbs to
deal with the emotional problems and the water retention. This formula he calls Fem +. It has
the nervines valerian root, passionflower, and lobelia and the diuretics uva ursi and corn silk
added to the Female Formula described above.

Herbal formulas such as the ones described above can work wonders for menstruation and PMS
problems. But the real cure is in the Holistic Program. Also, we need to make sure that the diet
includes foods high in the nutrients the body needs to make hormones, keep the nervous system
on even balance, and eliminate excess fluids. The diet should include lots of young sprouts
because they are very high in hormones. The green juices are also very important including
grass juice.

Norman Walker’s juices for menstruation are carrot, spinach, parsley, fennel, beet, cucumber,
and celery.

The parsley and fennel in these juice combinations will reduce excess liquid retention and feed
the nervous systems.


Fever Diseases

The body produces a fever on purpose. A fever is good, not bad. The common practice of
suppressing a fever is a big mistake. The fever is a necessary part of the immune response. The
immune system heats up the body so that it can move faster to capture and gobble up the
invaders. It has actually been observed under the electron microscope that the T Killer Cells and
the Macrophages in the blood move faster when the body temperature rises.

Exposure to cold can lower the body’s defenses, can bring on disease, and can even cause death.
If the metabolism is high, cold is invigorating. But when the metabolism is weak, cold is deadly.

For thousands of years, natural healers have been building fevers to assist the body to fight
infections and throw off impurities. This has been done variously in hot bathes and hot rooms
with steam or dry. Wrapping with towels and blankets is another way. Drink hot sweating teas
to replenish the body liquids and accelerate the cleansing action of perspiration.

One of the famous herbs for high fever diseases like malaria is Chinchona or Peruvian Bark.
This herb has been used in South America for hundreds of years with amazing success. A


                                                                                                  52
component of this herb is quinine which the medical profession has used to fight malaria. But
this component in its isolated state is a toxic poison which makes the patient deathly ill while
killing the malaria infection. The whole herb is not toxic and no harm comes from using it.
Quinine can cause deafness and death, so it is not recommended to use it.

In Africa, there grows a tall tree with thick bark called the Heartthorn Tree. I saw some of these
trees at the Kichwa Tembo Resort in the Masai Mara in Kenya. The inner bark is very hot like
cayenne. It is one of the local cures used for high fever diseases. I can imagine a tea of this bark
would really make you sweat!

In the United States the Quaking Aspen or White Popular inner bark can be used for high fever
diseases. No need to go to South America or Africa.

If you don’t have any of these preferred herbs, then use any good sweating tea. See the section
on Flu and Pneumonia for recommendations on such teas and on how to make a hot bath for
fighting infection. Also, see the section on Respiratory Diseases for discussion of elecampane
and its many uses.

Norman Walker’s juices:

      for malaria fever: carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, celery, radish juices,
       and the juice of one whole lemon plus 4 ounces of grated horse radish,

      for typhoid fever: carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, and celery.


Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a condition with aches all over, especially in the muscles – a kind of widespread
rheumatism. It is often accompanied by depression, fatigue, insomnia, and irregular heartbeat.

Follow the holistic program and the program for arthritis, rheumatism, and gout and the
condition will clear.

Gangrene

Dr. Christopher tells about curing gangrene by immersing the leg in a thick tea of marshmallow
root and cayenne. This can be pretty hot and intense, but it is important to include the cayenne.
Without cayenne the marshmallow may not penetrate sufficiently.

See also Septicemia (Blood Poisoning).

Headaches

A headache can be caused by constipation, dehydration, or stress. Tight muscles in the head are
usually at fault. So, obviously clean the bowel, drink more liquids, take a break from stressful


                                                                                                   53
activities, and massage the area. There may also be some temporary nutritional deficiency such
as a shortage of Vitamin C which can be cured by some simple drink such as fresh squeezed
citrus juice.

There are some good herbal applications which 90% of the time make the headache disappear in
two seconds or so. One of these is a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of warm water. You don’t
believe me. Well, I have seen it work dozens of times, so just try it and see.

Another herbal application is peppermint oil applied on the temples, nose, lips, below the eyes,
and two drops in the mouth. Be very sure not to touch the eyes with this oil. Breathe deep
through the nose and the mouth. Blow your nose and clear it out. The eyes may water as well.
Just like with the cayenne, this works about 90% of the time.

I have gotten rid of headaches by doing some vigorous exercise like yard work, jogging, or even
just a long walk.

Norman Walker’s juices for headaches are carrot, celery, parsley, spinach, beet, cucumber, and
lettuce,

Hearing

Dr. Joseph Sabri, an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist told me about the many operations he has
done to correct hearing problems. He said that many, many times he has seen the inner bones of
the ear fused together with calcification and the ear clogged with wax.

Ringing in the ears is a sign that hardening and clogging is taking place in the ears. This needs
to be reversed by cleansing and nourishing the area.

Norman Walker’s juices for deafness: carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, radish, and the juice of one
whole lemon with 4 ounces of grated horse radish.


Heart Disease

To cure heart disease we need to clean out the circulatory system while providing nutrition to the
heart. Dr. Christopher taught that one good way to feed the heart is with cayenne, both fresh
and powdered. Statistically, about 50% of heart attacks occur without any warning and the first
symptom is death. Cayenne provides nutrition to the heart, equalizes the blood pressure
throughout the body, and chases away depression and lethargy. While you are taking cayenne,
you have energy to do the rest of the program. Many cases of heart attack have been stopped
instantly by drinking a spoon of cayenne in water. Luckily, I never had a heart attack and I
attribute this luck in part to the fact that I was constantly chasing the heart attack away with
liberal doses of cayenne. Herbs specific for the heart include cayenne, hawthorn, motherwort,
and bugleweed in liberal amounts in tea form daily.




                                                                                                    54
For a heart condition where heart attack is a danger, it is good insurance to carry a dropper bottle
of cayenne and hawthorn tincture and take two or three droppers full at the first sign of an attack.

Successful programs for rebuilding the heart have included large quantities of hawthorn daily –
see Hawthorn.

The concern about high cholesterol is that it will over time result in clogging of the circulatory
system and the internal organs. To reverse this, historical treatments have included fresh
squeezed juices made from organic fruits and vegetables. These juices contain acids and
chemicals which enable the body do dissolve the plaque and clean up the circulatory system. I
had 85% blockage in my neck arteries and leaky heart valves, but these conditions were entirely
cleared up by using a raw vegetarian diet, juices, and herbal teas.

Norman Walker’s Juices for Heart Trouble include carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, beet, and
cucumber.

Hernia

A hernia is the protrusion of any internal organ from its normal position due to lack of tone in the
surrounding membranes. The cure is nutrition to restore the muscle tone. This is possible
through the Holistic Healing Program. Also, nutrition can be applied through the skin using a
fomentation or a poultice such as Dr. Christopher’s Bone Flesh and Cartilage Formula or just
comfrey poultice, etc.

Norman Walker’s juices for hernia are carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, celery, and parsley.


Herpes (Shingles)

Herpes Simples Type II (genital herpes) according to Britannica Encyclopedia is likely to have
an active stage of 4 to 6 weeks. ―Recurrences of herpes genital infection are not uncommon and
may be associated with emotional stress, trauma, other infections, or menstruation. Symptoms
may not be as severe in recurrent infections as in the initial one. … A variety of treatments have
been used for genital herpes, but none is entirely satisfactory. Drying agents such as alcohol,
sprits of camphor, and ether have been used. Other methods of treatment include the use of
ointments and creams, topical anesthetics, and antiseptic solutions. In the early 1980s no
satisfactory vaccine had been found, but experiments with transfer factor and interferon appeared
to show promise.‖

If a person continues with the Standard American Diet (SAD) and stressful lifestyle then this
view is likely correct. But the immune system can gobble up viruses if it is properly armed with
the right nutrients. All viruses can be eliminated by the immune system, when it is strong
enough. Medical ―experiments‖ need to be avoided completely because they only destroy the
immune system. Interferon for example, interferes with the immune system as the name implies
and the list of its harmful side effects to be found in The Physician’s Desk Reference is truly
scary. Just ask to see the PDR at the reference section of the library and look up interferon. The


                                                                                                 55
statement that such experiments ―show promise‖ is typical of the rouse to lure people into using
harmful drugs which don’t cure and in fact destroy the immune system – destroying the very
thing which is needed for the cure. This is the same story with all other diseases: the medical
profession doesn’t have a cure for any of them, but they still want to sell medications and
procedures to ―treat‖ them. These are expensive, do no good, and do much harm. Avoid them
like the plague. Actually, I would rather have the plague, because I know how to cure the
plague.

The cure for genital herpes is really very simple: cleanse, nourish, and assist the immune system
to destroy the virus. The virus is feeding on garbage in the body. Strengthen the immune
system, so that the immune system can clean out the garbage and repair any damaged tissues and
the condition can be cured. Simultaneously, take antiviral herbs and foods which will
specifically arm the immune system against viruses and the process can be speeded up.

Apply vegetable glycerin over the affected areas and leave it on as long as possible. If
necessary, apply a cloth over the glycerin and hold in place with plastic and clothing before
washing off. Dr. Shook wrote that glycerin is the greatest solvent known. He specifically
recommended it as effective for herpes.

Douche with a tea of bayberry root powder and insert suppositories made from bayberry and
vegetable glycerin. Some slippery elm bark power can be mixed with the bayberry to give the
suppository more firmness. The suppositories can be placed in the freezer to harden them.
Goldenseal root power can be included as well and this would be a really super combination.

Bayberry is the mainstay of Samuel Thompson’s famous herbal program which he promoted in
the 1830s and 1840s in the USA. Bayberry is proven effective for all problems of the mucus
membrane and is specifically used in digestive problems. Goldenseal is a similar healer and
though less astringent is highly antiviral.


HIV

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that often (but not always) accompanies the
acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Some people believe HIV causes AIDS –
disarms the immune system and allows other diseases to invade the body. But many
investigators believe HIV is harmless and AIDS is caused by inoculations, medications, diet,
pollution, and other environmental factors causing immune weakness.

There is a lot of alarm about the ―AIDS Epidemic‖ and there are many statistics about the
numbers of persons who have supposedly died from HIV/AIDS. But in reality these people died
from various diseases such as cancer, tuberculosis, pneumonia, malaria, malnutrition, and so on.

The historical treatment for HIV/AIDS includes anti-viral herbs such as Echinacea, Goldenseal,
Pau D Arco, Usnia, Burdock, Elderberry, Garlic, St John’s Wort, Hyssop, and Red Clover. A
raw food diet and juices have also been used to strengthen the immune system and beat
HIV/AIDS. Tea Tree Oil has been used on the skin lesions and sores. The immune system has


                                                                                                56
been seen to gobble up the HIV virus just like any other virus when given the right tools to do so.
There have been thousands of cases where the AIDS related diseases have disappeared and the
HIV virus could no longer be found in the blood.

Impetigo

Impetigo is an acute contagious staphylococcal or streptococcal skin disease characterized by
vesicles, pustules, and yellowish crusts. My mother got these. They looked like large black
pimples. They were treated with antibiotics, but kept coming back. In some cases they become
so bad as to cover large areas and form large crusts.

For a case of impetigo, take black walnut leaves, bark, or hulls internally and apply as a
fomentation, tincture, or poultice externally. Drink a quart of the tea or take a large tablespoon
of the powder daily. Keep the application on the skin day and night and keep it moist with more
black walnut tea, tincture or poultice as needed. Usually clears within a week or so.

Some other anti-fungal herbs will work as well. Neem which is very common in India will
surely work. But black walnut never fails and is readily available in the United States.

Impotency

The primary cause of impotency is malnutrition which over time results in poor circulation and
hormone imbalance. Pharmaceutical drugs are another big cause. The solution is contained in
the Holistic Program and in getting off all medications. Certain herbs are known to be
strengthening to male sexual energy. Garlic is excellent for strengthening all systems including
male and female sexual organs. Cayenne is number one for improving circulation. Ginseng
using the fresh root has tremendous power to rejuvenate the whole body including the sexual
system. Richard Schultz’s Male Formula has the following herbs: Ginseng, Eleuthero, Saw
Palmetto, Yohimbe, Sarsaparilla, Oat seed, Kola nut, and ginger.

Infection

Infection anywhere in the body can be cured by garlic. For internal infection, eat a clove of
garlic every hour. You can peel a bunch of garlic and put it in the blender with olive oil and
make a garlic paste. In that case, take a teaspoon every hour. This will fight infection wherever
the blood stream goes.

On the surface, you can use oil of garlic. Make oil of garlic by soaking chopped garlic in olive
oil for three days, strain and keep in an amber bottle.

An alternative to garlic for external use is Tea Tree Oil. It can be applied straight or it can be
mixed with a base oil such as olive oil or almond oil. Thyme Oil is also highly anti-biotical and
equal to Tea Tree Oil. Two or three drops of these essential oils can be taken internally to fight
infection, but not more because in larger doses they are toxic.




                                                                                                   57
Many barks are anti-biotical and can fight infection. These include goldenseal which Dr.
Christopher calls ―the healer of healers‖. Apply the powder of goldenseal to any infected area
and it will clear the infection. Taken internally, goldenseal is also very effective. Other barks
are often used for infection, such as oak bark and walnut bark – they are not as strongly anti-
biotical but for a mild infection they do work.

In India, turmeric and neem are very commonly used for infection. The powder of either or both
of these is made into a paste with water and applied on the infected area.


Insomnia

Insomnia is the chronic inability to go to sleep or stay asleep throughout the night. Nervine
herbs can often overcome this problem. One combination Dr. Christopher’s used successfully
for insomnia is called Relax Eze. It contains black cohosh, capsicum, hops flowers, lady's
slipper, lobelia, skullcap, valerian, wood betony and mistletoe. The recommended dosage is
three cups per day.

Norman Walker’s juices for insomnia are carrot, spinach, and celery

Get plenty of exercise with good aerobic effect and blood circulation and sleep will come more
easily. Walk barefoot on the ground outside to ground your body and release the static
electricity from your body.

I know of several cases where insomnia disappeared after completing a Candida Cleanse.
Clearing out the fungus overgrowth enabled the body to resume normal sleep patterns.

I know of other cases where hormone imbalances appear to have been causing the insomnia. In
those cases, the key was found in providing the foods the body needed to produce the correct
hormones.

In general, following the Holistic Program will cure insomnia in most cases.

Kidney Stones and Kidney Failure

When one kidney fails, only one remains to take the full load. If both fail, then the person must
go for dialysis several times per day. Doctors love to remove kidneys.

So, we need to clear up any problem in the kidneys and not let it get worse. All over the world I
have met many persons with kidney stones and pains in their kidneys. It is sad that the doctors
never provide the simple answers.

Thousands of persons have been cured of kidney stones and even of kidney failure. The standard
procedure is as follows.




                                                                                                    58
The first thing is clean water. It is the hard water that is the first cause of clogging up the many
tiny passages in the kidneys. Calcium and other minerals accumulate making stones and smaller
deposits which restrict the flow and function. These need to be dissolved and flushed out. The
first step is clean water. Stop adding to the problem with hard water.

Next, we need to take lots and lots (a gallon or more per day) of kidney cleansing teas and juices.
These will also cleanse the urinary system and the reproductive organs and will be beneficial
throughout the body. Do any or all of the following:

   o Drink citrus juice and especially lemon juice.

   o Drink cucumber juice mixed with parsley juice.

   o Make hydrangea and marshmallow tea by soaking the cut roots overnight and boiling for
     20 minutes in the morning. Make at least a quart using a handful of each herb and drink a
     cup every half hour.

   o Soak the cut hydrangea root in a large glass container of fresh squeezed apple juice for
     three days while keeping it in a warm place. The acids in the apple juice will extract the
     dissolvent properties and combine with them to make a powerful dissolvent. After three
     days, start drinking it. Make more every day or two.

   o Drink marshmallow tea when the kidney stones need to come out. This will coat the
     stones and lubricate the passage.

   o Get some gravel root, uva ursi (bayberry), and juniper berries and make a tea
     combination of these.

   o Buy organic pure cranberry juice. It comes in full strength and in concentrate form. Use
     either. Cranberry disinfects kidney and urinary infections, dissolves deposits, and flushes
     out the kidneys. This can be mixed with fresh squeezed apple juice and/or diluted with
     pure water if desired.

   o Buy a whole organic watermelon, and juice all parts of it including the fruit, seeds, and
     skin. Drink this whole watermelon juice and finish off the watermelon in one day.

While doing the above, stay strictly on the ―Incurables‖ Diet. No beer, wine, soft drinks, coffee,
etc. Many people who faithfully implemented a kidney cleansing program have been amazed at
how fast the problem cleared up.

Norman Walker’s juices for kidney trouble are carrot, beet, cucumber, spinach, celery, parsley,
and coconut.

Lazy Eye




                                                                                                  59
My daughter had this problem and it was cured in just two sessions with Dr. Harry Wachs, an
optometrist in vision development through appropriate eye exercises. See Explore Your
Intelligence for more on this.

Leprosy

This ancient disease still exists all around the world. It is caused by the same dead diet and poor
lifestyle as cause most other diseases. The Holistic Program, the ―Incurables‖ Diet, and large
amounts of anti-biotical herbs such as garlic, chaparral, thyme, tea tree oil, red clover, grass
juice, and echinacea will cure it. Herbal baths and fomentations using antiseptic herbs like
chaparral and thyme are called for. Application to the effected fingers, toes, and other body parts
of super draw black poultice, XCeptic, and similar herbal salves and creams will give relief and
help stop the progressive rot. The medical profession uses isolation and strong drugs which
suppress the leprosy while destroying the patient’s vitality and immune system. Tea tree oil and
thyme oil could be added to a base of wheat germ oil and applied on the whole body. Cancer
treatments and daily schedules can be used as a model and modified as appropriate to adjust for
local availabilities and conditions. As soon as the decay is in check use restorative herbs such as
aloe vera, calendula, and comfrey to repair the tissue damage.


Liver Disease

A friend of mine in the office in South Africa told me she was really worried and had to be very
careful. Her forehead was wrinkled and she looked distracted. I asked her to please tell me what
the matter was. She said she had Hepatitis C and might die if she didn’t find a cure, but she
didn’t think there was a cure. I told her I didn’t honestly know exactly what Hepatitis C is or
how it is different from Hepatitis A or Hepatitis B. But I said that I could tell from the name that
Hepatitis C is some sort of problem in the liver. I recommended that she drink a gallon a day of
carrot juice. I told her this would do a good job to clear out the liver. She asked me if there
wasn’t something else to do and if it really had to be a whole gallon every day. I said yes there
are many other things we can do for the liver, but I thought it would be good to keep the program
simple to avoid any confusion. And I said yes a whole gallon of carrot juice fresh squeezed
every day. She said OK and she did it faithfully. Three weeks later she came to see me, the
wrinkles on her forehead were gone, and she said that her blood test was negative – they could
no longer find any Hepatitis C.

Large amounts of carrot juice are a very good idea for any liver problem. Carrot juice is one
herb that gravitates right to the liver. It is very mild and very effective. You can’t overdose on
it. You can’t go wrong with it.

However, the juice combination of two parts carrot, one part beet, and one part cucumber will
provide an even more powerful cleansing action and broad spectrum nutrition. According to
Norman Walker, this combination is specific for the liver and for building good quality blood.

Certain traditional herbs have proven very effective at healing the liver and stimulating bile flow
from the liver and gall bladder. Among the most famous in the United States are barberry,


                                                                                                 60
Oregon grape, and milk thistle. These herbs are often combined with laxative herbs and anti-
spasmodic and anti-flatulence herbs to make effective liver and bowel tonics. Dr. Christopher’s
has two such combinations available in capsules and in bulk – one combination is the Liver
Formula and the other is the Lower Bowel Formula.

Turmeric is very common in India, Africa, and most tropical countries. Until recently, it was not
much heard of in America or Europe. I did my Masters thesis on this herb and found that it is an
excellent herb for the liver and gall bladder and pancreas. In addition, it is a digestive, anti-gas,
and anti-spasmodic. Because it does so many things so effectively, it is a highly superior herb
for Chronic Liver Disease. The fresh turmeric roots are better because they contain more life
properties, but the powder is also very effective as a liver cleanser. I recommend juicing two or
three pieces of fresh turmeric in a quart of carrot juice to get a super liver tonic. Or alternatively,
blend fresh turmeric with other foods (e.g. olive oil, peppers, vegetables, etc.) to make a great
tasting dip or sauce. If using the powder, it can be put in soups or just in water. A heaping
tablespoon in some water will probably create an effective liver dump – so stay near the toilet the
first time you do it.

Chronic Liver Disease is a likely indication of dietary abuse and commonly of alcohol addiction.
In Thailand, for example, there is a high incidence of early death among males due to the
widespread habit of heavy whiskey consumption. To cure Chronic Liver Disease definitely
requires giving up such bad habits. Go on the Holistic Program, the ―Incurables‖ Diet, and the
juices and herbs recommended above. Even the worst cases of advanced liver cancer have been
cured. The liver can revive amazingly when given the proper treatment.

A very talented colleague of mine designed and implemented the Rural Electrification Program
in Bangladesh. I couldn’t believe how skinny, skeleton-like, and tired he looked when I saw him
ten years later in Washington, D.C. He told me he had liver cancer and it was incurable. That
was before I knew anything about herbology, but still I intuitively rejected such thinking. I tried
to argue that there must be some cure. However, had accepted the medical profession’s
pronouncement of incurability and his will to even think about getting well had been broken. I
still feel sad when I remember him – I lost a friend. Don’t be like this – frozen in inaction. Liver
disease has been cured. I met one lady at the Optimum Health Institute in San Diego who said
she had liver cancer 30 years ago and now it is all gone. She cured it with carrot, beet, and
celery juice.

Norman Walker’s juices for liver trouble are carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, coconut, celery,
parsley, dandelion, and lettuce.

Malaria

See Fever Diseases.

Menopause

Menopause is the end of menstruation. In healthy women this time is uneventful – the
menstruation just stops. But for many women, this is a very stressful time with emotional and


                                                                                                    61
physical upheavals including hot flashes, depression, and insomnia. The estrogen production
drops off causing much of the problem. The medical answer is hormone replacement, but the
problem with this is that estrogen therapy causes diseases including breast cancer and uterine
cancer. It is not recommended to take hormones. Instead, it is recommended to take foods high
in nutrients which enable the body to produce estrogen and other needed hormones. One good
herbal formula for this purpose is Dr. Christopher’s Change Eze which includes black cohosh,
sarsaparilla, ginseng, blessed thistle herb, licorice root, false unicorn root and squaw vine. These
herbs being foods can never overdose like the hormone therapy can. The best cure is in
following the Holistic Program and including lots of young sprouts and green leafy vegetables in
the diet. These foods are high in natural hormones and estrogens.

Norman Walker’s juices for menopause are carrot, spinach, beet, lettuce, turnip, pomegranate,
cucumber, celery, and parsley.

Menstrual Difficulties

 Dr. Christopher’s female corrective formula consists of three parts of goldenseal root, and one
part of each of the following: blessed thistle, cayenne, cramp bark ,false unicorn root, ginger, red
raspberry leaves, squaw vine, and uva ursi. This formula was successful in many cases of
menstruation problems.

Richard Schultz developed a Female Formula consisting of the following herbs: Dong-quai root,
Chaste Tree berry, Wild Yam root, Damiana leaf, hops flower, and licorice root in alcohol
tincture. He wrote about it: ―I used this herbal formula in my clinic with tremendous success. It
regulates and balances female hormones during puberty and menopause and alleviates symptoms
such as menstrual cramps, headaches, sensitive breasts, mood swings, anxiety, insomnia,
irritability, depression, anger, nervousness, water retention/bloating, weight gain, hot flashes,
hair loss, and dry vaginal tissue. It regulates and normalizes the menstrual cycle and relieves
associated menstrual problems.‖

I developed my own formula for females. It consists of equal parts of vitex berries, shatavari
powder, and black cohosh root powder mixed together. The dosage is one OO capsule per day.
All the ladies I have given this formula to have praised it enthusiastically. Typical comments
include: ―I am a new girl.‖ ―Menstruation pain is all gone.‖ ―Now I can sleep again.‖ This
formula could be called an international formula because vitex berries are popular in Europe,
Shatavari is a common female herb in India and other Asian countries, and Black Cohosh is an
American Indian herb. Each of the herbs provides food for production of female hormones and
promotes the health of the female organs.

Neuromuscular Diseases

Neuromuscular diseases including multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, and ALS
are diseases resulting in deterioration of the nerves and muscles. Because their recommended
treatments are similar, they are discussed together.




                                                                                                  62
Within the ―Incurables‖ Diet, foods for the nerves and muscles should be emphasized to provide
the missing nutrients to the neuromuscular systems. These foods include immune system herbs,
nervine herbs, stimulant herbs, and nutrient herbs which are easy to digest and assimilate.
Specifically recommended are the following:

   o Flax seeds which provide essential fatty acids. Get the whole seeds and blend them with
     water, garlic, apple cider, vinegar and spices to taste.

   o Nutritional yeast and sprouted grains including wheat, barley, and oats to provide the B
     vitamins and proteins needed. Acetylcoline is the B Complex nutrient that is the nerve
     impulse transmitter and is found in sprouts. Eat large amounts at least one big bowl per
     day.

   o Sea vegetables such as kelp and dulse, alfalfa, and black walnut hulls powder for organic
     minerals including organic iodine. Take two tablespoons or more daily.

   o Fresh juices at least two quarts daily. Apple is high in the building blocks for nerves and
     muscles. So is the combination of carrot and spinach. Parsley is a specific for nerves and
     two ounces per day will do wonders. Wheatgrass juice provides all the nutrients needed
     by nerves and muscles – start with two ounces per day and work up to ten to twelve
     ounces per day.

   o Gingko for circulation in the extremities.

   o The nerve formula, B and B formula, skullcap, St John’s Wort, and Oats for the nerves.

   o Burdock for cleansing the muscles. The fresh root is best. Blend a large root in a quart
     of water and drink daily.

   o Lobelia is the catalyst herb for this condition. Use small amounts and increase to large
     amounts with emetic effect and resetting of the whole system.

   o Hydrotherapy, massage, skin brushing, and foot reflexology daily focused on the affected
     nerve and muscle complexes.

   o Apply compresses and fomentations of herbs on the affected areas. Experiment with
     combinations of the above mentioned herbs.

   o Include vegetable glycerin in this program. Make herb teas of the above mentioned herbs
     and preserve them with 25 percent vegetable glycerin. Glycerin penetrates the tissues
     and pulls out impurities.

   o Make sure of positive affirmations such as ―I am strong.‖ ―I am powerful.‖ ―I love life.‖
     Etc.




                                                                                                63
   o Hot and cold on the area. Ice packs and hot water bottles. Immersion in hot teas and ice
     water. Accelerate with herbs including cayenne and the stimulant herbs.

   o Make a vegetable glycerin tincture of horseradish and apply to the affected areas. Also
     take internally.

   o Purge the idea that this is hereditary without a cure. Everyone has a weakness in some
     systems of the body, but they are all curable. These conditions have all been cured before
     and sometimes within weeks. Build up the tempo and keep doing more. Implement the
     Holistic Healing Program in its entirety including the six cleanses. Don’t forget deep
     breathing which is very important for the muscles and nerves. Don’t forget sunbaths to
     get the life energy back into the tissues.

Norman Walker’s juices for multiple sclerosis are carrot, spinach, parsley, and celery.


Overweight

The number one reason why people are overweight is that they are not getting all the right
nutrition. They have malnutrition. They are getting enough food, but something is missing in
the food. Also, their digestion and assimilation are below par which contributes to the
malnutrition as well. As a result, they have a kind of hidden hunger and are always hungry, even
after eating a large meal.

To get down to the right weight the key is to provide proper nutrition through improved diet,
digestion, and assimilation of nutrients. The correct diet is the Maintenance Diet. Just going on
to this diet will often result in the weight coming down towards normal weight. All 6 cleanses
and especially the Candida, parasite, and bowel cleanses will improve the digestion and
assimilation.

After completing the Candida, parasite, and bowel cleanses while staying on the Maintenance
Diet, then it is recommended to go onto a liquid diet for 30 days with no solid food and only
juices and herbal teas. Then go back on the Maintenance Diet for 30 days. Then have only
juices and herbal teas for 30 days. Keep alternating like this every 30 days until the weight and
general health are normal. After that, stay on the Maintenance Diet with plenty of fresh air and
exercise. By feeding the body what it really needs in terms of nutrition while keeping the
calories well below the breakeven point, the pounds come right off.

During this program, experiment with different teas to find which ones reduce hunger and
improve digestion. Good teas to try would include pau d arco, yarrow, peppermint, blessed
thistle, catnip and fennel combination, burdock, comfrey, marshmallow, and three parts mullen
with one part lobelia combination,.

Much of the overweight may be due to swollen internal organs rather than to accumulations of
fat. Use the emollient, demulcent, and mucilaginous foods and herbs to remove this swelling
from the internal tissues. A quart or more of fresh blended burdock root drink will do wonders


                                                                                                 64
to cleanse all the tissues. Slippery elm, marshmallow, flax, and okra in large quantities daily will
soak up the impurities, remove excess fluids, and act as anti-inflammatory aids.

Exercise of a steady aerobic type is a key to burning up calories and moving the blood and
lymph. Do long distance walking and swimming. Do weight lifting with small weights and
many reps. Build up to as many hours per day as possible. I was overweight as a child and then
at the age of 11 I got a Washington Post Newspaper route and delivered newspapers for two
hours daily. Then I started doing yard work on the weekends for $1 per hour and worked as long
as 14 hours in one day of physical labor. Within a couple of years this exercise program plus
eating lots of apples took the excess pounds off.

Norman Walker’s juices for obesity include carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber, and cabbage.

Parkinson’s

Webster’s dictionary defines Parkinson’s disease as ―a chronic progressive nervous disease of
later life that is marked by tremor and weakness of resting muscles and by a peculiar gait.‖ It’s
also called paralysis agitans and shaking palsy.

In the Save Your Life Video collection by Sam Biser, Richard Schultz describes the treatment
which cured a severe case of Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Schultz described the symptoms as
follows: ―When he was in my office, I thought he was hammering something. I realized that it
was the combination of his knee hitting the top of the desk and his foot bouncing on the floor.
He was pretty uptight, but he couldn’t stop, and his right hand was shaking.‖ The treatment
included lots of massage to the extremities to loosen up the tight muscles and lobelia and other
nervine herbs both internally and externally. Hot towels soaked in a strong tea of nervine herbs
like lobelia, black cohosh, and skullcap were applied on the arms and legs. Hot and cold packs
were also applied. ―We had him on large doses of black and blue cohosh, blue vervain, skullcap,
lobelia, skunk cabbage, wild yam, B&B Tincture, separate doses of lobelia, a lot of juices for
him. He also did some deep body work on the spine.‖ He started doing fomentations of these
herbs on the whole body and taking baths in them. He also did work on his bowel: ―This guy
had horrible digestion – and constipation.‖ The result was: ―in 6 to 8 months he had no tremors
at all.‖

For Parkinson’s, do the Holistic Program, stay on the ―Incurables‖ Diet, and do lots of massage
and nervine herbs both internally and externally.

Polio

The polio vaccine is dangerous, has been known to cause polio, and is definitely not
recommended. Norman Walker wrote ―The virus causing this disease cannot exist in healthy
tissue…. More infantile paralysis could probably be traced to the consumption of pasteurized
milk, sugar, starches, cereals, and to soft drinks than to any other cause.‖ Dr. Christopher told of
a person who recovered completely and was able to walk and run after being crippled by polio.
This was done following the Incurables Program and using comfrey and BF&C combination



                                                                                                  65
fomentations on the legs and spine. When the polio attack is active, follow the Holistic Program,
the Incurables Diet, and the treatment for viruses described under HIV.

Norman Walker’s juices for polio are carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, beet, lettuce, and turnip.

Pregnancy

Dr. Christopher recommended Red Raspberry tea before, during and after pregnancy. My
daughters both combined Red Raspberry with Nettle and drank large quantities with wonderful
effects.

I recommend finding an herbal midwife to counsel you through the entire pregnancy. There is a
phone number for the Herbal Midwife Association at the back of this document. The School of
Natural Healing also has information about herbal midwives.

It is most important to get good nutrition for the mother and the baby. The most important
investment is a juicer and Norman Walker’s book Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices. Read
especially the sections on pregnancy on page 110 and on natural childbirth on pages 69 through
72.

Drink plenty of fresh squeezed raw juices. Norman Walker’s recommended juices for pregnancy
carrot, beet, cucumber, spinach, celery, parsley, dandelion, turnip, lettuce,and alfalfa.

Prostate

Enlarged prostate is common among males. It can become infected and it can also develop
cancer. The symptoms of enlarged prostate include difficulty urinating and discomfort in the
urinary area. An enlarged prostate can be felt by inserting a finger up the anal opening. Prostate
operation to remove the prostate is common and makes money for the medical profession, but it
is not necessary or recommended.

The standard historical treatment includes hot and cold packs between the testicles and the anus
to really stimulate the prostate, enemas of red clover, chaparral, and other alterative herbs, and
drinking saw palmetto tea which is specific for an enlarged prostate.

When treating an enlarged prostate, it is also important to avoid animal foods (including eggs
and dairy) and the growth hormones they contain.

To really speed up the cure for an enlarged prostate, it is recommended to follow the program for
Kidney Stones and Kidney Failure and clean up the entire urinary area including the prostate.

If the prostate is cancerous, then this is cancer and it is recommended to follow the program for
cancer as well.




                                                                                                    66
Pyorrhea

Pyorrhea is the inflammation of the gums and loosening of the teeth due to malnutrition and
accumulated waste. Often, there is bleeding and infection. This can and often does lead to loss
of the teeth. The actual solution is in the Holistic Program and especially in foods high in vital
nutrients including the juices. Vitamin C is one nutrient needed and citrus juices would be one
type of juice to include in the program. Carrot, beet, cucumber, spinach, and parsley are other
juices of excellent value in correcting the problem.

For the immediate problem of the pyorrhea, there are certain powdered herbs which work
wonders when applied to the gums and kept in place day and night. These herbs include oak
bark, bayberry, turmeric, neem, and goldenseal. The infection will frequently disappear within
days and the teeth will firm up shortly after. Use dental floss to massage the gums between the
teeth. Tie a knot in the dental floss and run this knot back and forth between the teeth breaking
up any infection. Tiny brushes which fit between the teeth can be used to clean the inner
surfaces and massage the gums. Apply tea tree oil on the dental floss and/or on the tiny brushes
and get the tea tree oil in between the teeth. Use a toothpick or similar small device to push the
herbal powders between the teeth and in the cracks between the teeth and the gums. Pack the
herbal powders firmly with fingers or a stick. Another approach used by Richard Schultz is to
fill a waterpick with cayenne solution and squirt this on the gums and between the teeth.

Respiratory Diseases, Flu, and Pneumonia

Respiratory diseases include cough, strep throat or other throat infection, sinus infection, runny
nose, asthma, bronchitis, tuberculosis, and emphysema. Flu and pneumonia are acute diseases
arising from a chronic condition which invaders (viral and others) of the body are able to take
advantage of. Any of these is potentially life threatening because breathing is absolutely
essential for life. Therefore, even the smallest cough, stuffy nose, or difficulty breathing is best
eliminated quickly before it gets worse.

See also the section on fever diseases.

Here is an example of how things can go from small, to big, to death. My wife Raj got
tuberculosis in her bronchials. The major symptom was a very persistent cough. The TB went
undiagnosed for over 6 months while her cough kept getting worse and her body was wasting
away. The doctors could not detect the TB in the bronchials. They said no way did she have
TB. They kept treating her with antibiotics for bronchial infections (which she didn’t have). The
antibiotics made her sicker and weaker but did not affect the bacillus causing the TB. When the
TB spread to the lungs, a spot appeared in the X-Ray and the doctors started her on a program of
4 deadly drugs for 6 months. At the end of this program, the X-Ray was negative. She was
declared cured. However, she had asthma, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. After 3 months
she contracted Legionnaire’s Disease and died within 24 hours. Legionnaire’s disease is a rapid
type of pneumonia which fills up the lungs with foam and stops the breathing. According to the
hospital staff, it is almost always fatal and never occurs in people with normal respiratory
systems.



                                                                                                   67
During Raj’s illness I was trying my best to help her. But she would only do a limited amount of
juices and a little garlic. When she thought I wasn’t watching she would eat sugar cookies and
other junk food for her sweet tooth. She believed in the doctors. She thought the medicines
would save her.

I was trying to find a more effective herb to kill the bacillus. I was a student in the Master
Herbalist program and I searched the herbalist materials and asked several senior herbalists. I
tried every herb which was recommended, but none was sufficient to control the TB.

A year after Raj died, I was in a used book store in Maui and spotted a copy of Edward Shook’s
book ―An Advanced Treatise on Herbololgy‖. I purchased it for $10. In it I read the following
about the herb elecampane: ―Its name, scabwort, comes from its reputation for curing sheep of
the scab, and the name horseheal was given to it from its reputed virtues in curing horses of ―the
heaves‖ (asthma) and skin diseases. As a safe and merciful herb for the cough of phthisis, to
assist expectoration, loosen and dissolve thick phlegm and fibrinous exudation, and in chronic
asthma, there is no better remedy. Whatever form of catarrh you are confronted with to treat,
remember that elecampane is your first remedy. In cases of hemorrhage and internal injury,
broken bones and so forth, it may be combined with comfrey root. But for catarrh, use
elecampane. This is a precious remedy, not only for catarrh and pulmonary affections, but for
weak and delicate stomachs, poor digestion, sluggish liver, kidney or bowel troubles, as well as
for scaly skin diseases. Applied to old ulcers, it is marvelously healing. It cleanses the liver and
digestive organs, dissolves exudations and fibrinous matter, and supports and feeds the heart
muscles.‖

The owner of a resort where I was staying in Samui, Thailand came down with sinus infection
and cough. He was a heavy beer drinker and allergic to any suggestions about a healthy diet to
cure his spinal decay or his macular degeneration, and I knew he would not follow the standard
recommendations for overcoming his sinus infection. So I just mixed up a pleasant-tasting syrup
of elecampane powder with honey and water and gave him a 4 ounce bottle of it. I told him to
take a spoon every hour and predicted the cure would be rapid. The next day he told me the
condition was entirely cleared.

A young boy came down with cough and sore throat. I gave two spoons of elecampane powder
mixed with honey in a bowl. I told him to finish it off in one sitting and drink some water. Two
hours later his condition was entirely gone.

One lady had a persistent nagging cough which was totally non-productive – she couldn’t cough
anything up. I sensed this was more of a chronic condition since it had been going on for more
than a year. So I gave her capsules of elecampane and told her to take 10 per day spread out
through the day. I monitored the condition. After 30 days it vanished and didn’t return.
Whatever the deep seated condition was, elecampane removed it.

Elecampane contains ingredients which have consistently killed the bacillus that causes
tuberculosis. Combined with mucilage of comfrey in equal parts it was used by Dr. Shook to
prevent and cure TB and all other respiratory diseases.




                                                                                                  68
In a case of lung cancer, it is recommended to combine large doses of elecampane with the
treatment for cancer.

For respiratory diseases including flu and pneumonia, it is recommended to do a catnip enema
and clear the colon. Follow this with an injection of a pint of water with six or more cloves of
peeled garlic blended in finely to give the whole body the infection fighting power of garlic.
Drink the juice of 3 or 4 lemons diluted in warm water three times per day.

Fill the tub with hot water and keep adding hot water just as hot as you can stand it. Stay in the
tub for one hour or two hours. During this time keep drinking hot sweating tea (diaphoretic tea).
Peppermint and Elder Flowers has saved many sufferers of these diseases. Otherwise yarrow is
an excellent choice. Ginger tea is good. Or any cleansing hot tea will do. But be sure to drink
plenty and keep sweating plenty. After completing the bath, towel off and put on several layers
of sweat clothes and get in the bed under several layers of blankets. Continue to sweat under the
covers and go to sleep if possible. Repeat this bath once per day.

During the day take frequent (say every 30 minutes or so) doses of immune stimulating foods
such as garlic, elecampane, goldenseal, and onions. Prepare these in a syrup or paste like
preparation and take a large tablespoon full each time. As a base you can use any good food
material such as vegetable glycerin, honey, or cucumbers or tomatoes blended with the herbs.
Alternatively, get Dr. Christopher’s Anti-Plague formula – if you don’t have it on hand you can
order it next day delivery from 1-800-453-1406. Fresh squeezed apple juice will be a good
drink to wash these down with as it contains all the building blocks for body tissues and is also
very cleansing.

Mucilaginous foods such as flax gruel, slippery elm gruel, and marshmallow tea will aid the
recovery by sopping up impurities throughout the body and providing vital nutrients to prevent
the wasting and depleting actions which can occur with these diseases.

While lying in bed, remember to breathe. Be sure the room has the windows open and you are
getting good ventilation. Take deep breaths and exhale fully. If the throat and chest are
congested, prepare a steaming bowl or vapor spray with antibiotic essential oils such as tea tree,
peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, garlic and breathe that in. Hold a towel over the head like a
small tent to keep the vapor around the face while breathing in the vapor. Apply vapor rub to the
face and chest – Dr. Christopher’s has this.

Deep tissue massage using Deep Heating Balm will provide improved circulation to the entire
body and speed recovery.

When possible and feeling up to it, move about and do mild exercise. Walk in the garden.
Swing the arms. Sit or lie in the sun. With proper attention, flu and pneumonia can clear within
a day or two. Slowly make a transition back to the Maintenance Diet, adding fruit first, and then
vegetable salads, and finally grains, lintels, nuts, and seeds. Warm vegetable soups with garlic
and onions can be very satisfying during recovery.




                                                                                                   69
If the condition involves material lodged in the lungs or bronchials or throat which doesn’t want
to expel itself, do a lobelia purge as described under Septicemia. I once did this for an
unproductive cough that was going on for several days after the flu conditions cleared. I was
throwing up for two hours, the phlegm all came out, and the cough was gone.

Norman Walker’s juices for specific respiratory diseases:

      Influenza: carrot, spinach, celery, parsley, carrot, beet, cucumber, and juice of one lemon
       with 4 oz. ground fresh horseradish.

      Bronchitis: carrot, spinach, dandelion, beet, cucumber, and juice of one lemon with 4 oz.
       ground fresh horseradish.

      Tuberculosis: carrot, spinach, dandelion, beet, and cucumber.

      Emphysema: carrot, parsnip, potato, and watercress.


Smoking

I have been reading a book entitled Allen Carr’s Easy Way to Stop Smoking. He makes some
very valuable points and I recommend his book and his program for anyone who is having
trouble stopping smoking. He tried for many years and repeatedly failed to stop smoking. He
knew it was killing him and making him miserable while doing it, but he could not stop until
after a hypnosis session the realization came to him that smoking was doing nothing good for
him and only bad, and after that he found it easy to stop. Smoking is a nicotine addiction
accompanied by brainwashing. The addiction is real and the brainwashing is all illusion. The
withdrawal is mild and completely disappears within about three weeks. The key to stopping
and staying off tobacco is to thoroughly un-brainwash yourself of all the false illusions that you
need to smoke. These illusions include that smoking is relaxing, that it relieves stress, that it
helps you concentrate, that it gives you energy, pleasure, and enjoyment, that you might be lucky
and avoid the health consequences, that it doesn’t cost very much, that it is sociable, that it gives
you confidence, that it gives you courage, and that it is your little friend to keep you company.
Using willpower to stop smoking can work for a period of time, but usually the smoker reverts to
smoking sooner or later because eventually in a weak moment he or she lights up just one
cigarette and is hooked again. The reason is that the brainwashing is still in place and the
illusions are still active making it hard to stay off smoking. So the easy way and for many
people the only way to stop smoking is to first dispel all of the false illusions until the full
realization comes that smoking has absolutely nothing to offer and tremendous costs to pay. At
that point: ―It is ridiculously easy to stop smoking. All you have to do is two things: (1) Make
the decision that you are never going to smoke again. And (2) Don’t mope about it. Rejoice.‖

Reading Allen Carr’s book has convinced me that smoking is not a just a bad habit, it is a disease
based on drug addiction. Have a look at his website and consider buying his book and/or attend
one of the Easyway programs available in many countries listed at the website. If you are
smoking, nothing in this book will help you. You must stop smoking, or nothing else will make


                                                                                                  70
any difference. I know that sounds extreme, but I believe it to be true based on the evidence.
When you stop smoking, you need then to cleanse all the poisons out of your respiratory system,
your blood stream, and all parts of your body. Please see the discussion on lobelia, the section
on respiratory disease, and the section on blood and lymph cleansing. Stop smoking and start
living. Contact me if I can help.

Stroke

The following quote is taken from www.medicalnewstoday.com. ―A
stroke is a condition where a blood clot or ruptured artery or blood
vessel interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. A lack of oxygen and
glucose (sugar) flowing to the brain leads to the death of brain cells and
brain damage, often resulting in an impairment in speech, movement,
and memory. The two main types of stroke include ischemic stroke and
hemorrhagic stroke. Ischemic stroke accounts for about 75% of all
strokes and occurs when a blood clot, or thrombus, forms that blocks
blood flow to part of the brain. If a blood clot forms somewhere in the
body and breaks off to become free-floating, it is called an embolus.
This wandering clot may be carried through the bloodstream to the brain
where it can cause ischemic stroke. A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a
blood vessel on the brain's surface ruptures and fills the space between
the brain and skull with blood (subarachnoid hemorrhage) or when a
defective artery in the brain bursts and fills the surrounding tissue with
blood (cerebral hemorrhage). Both result in a lack of blood flow to the
brain and a buildup of blood that puts too much pressure on the brain.
The outcome after a stroke depends on where the stroke occurs and how
much of the brain is affected. Smaller strokes may result in minor
problems, such as weakness in an arm or leg. Larger strokes may lead to
paralysis or death. Many stroke patients are left with weakness on one
side of the body, difficulty speaking, incontinence, and bladder
problems.‖
My father had a stroke and was paralyzed on both sides everywhere
below the neck. He could move his eyes and his face muscles and he
could speak in a slurred way. He slowly recovered his movement to the
point where he was able to walk with difficulty and move both arms and



                                                                                              71
hands in an uncoordinated way. He never regained his artistic ability
and his vision was impaired making it difficult for him to read.
I never had a stroke, but I did have heart disease with leaky heart valves
and 85% blockage in the neck arteries. I was a candidate for a stroke,
but I cleared up the condition and cleared out the plaque before a stroke
could occur.
A stroke is a wake-up call. If you have a stroke and the symptoms are
not too severe, you may consider yourself lucky because you have been
given a warning. I have read that in 50% of heart attacks and strokes the
first symptom is death.
A stroke means that your circulatory system is filling up with plaque,
your digestive system is full of waste material, your kidneys are
clogging up, your brain is calcifying, all your internal organs are swollen
and bloated, and in short you are on a shutdown mode. But the good
news is that all of this can be reversed and cleared – all of it.
This can be done by following what Dr. Christopher called The
Incurables Program and what I call The Holistic Healing Program. This
program can clean out all the accumulated plaque from every part of the
body, can remove all the accumulated waste material from the bowel,
the kidneys, the liver, the brain, and every part of the body.
Partial measures are not enough to clear the toxic condition. Just as with
other diseases of the incurables class such as heart disease, stroke,
respiratory disease, and kidney failure, removing the causes of stroke
requires a coordinated and full time program. Most people get hurt by
doing too little. The paralysis reduces and they are encouraged by the
apparent progress. But unless a critical mass of cleansing and
nourishing is done, the toxic condition continues to accumulate leading
to additional strokes and/or additional diseases.

My recommendation for stroke is to follow the Holistic Healing
Program and also consider the specific suggestions under the headings
of Heart Disease and Alzheimers and Other Brain Diseases.
One herb which is a super dissolver of waste, tumors, plaque, cysts, etc.
in both the digestive system, the circulatory system, and everywhere in
the body is Holarrhena antidysenterica. I highly recommend it as a part

                                                                         72
of the stroke recovery and reversal program. It is extremely bitter. So, I
recommend taking it in capsules, a minimum of ten large O size capsules
per day.
Swollen Feet

The manager in the apartment where I was staying in Falls Church, Virginia asked me whether I
thought horse chestnut was good for swollen feet. I said yes I had heard that horse chestnut was
good for swollen feet and ankles. I had some horse chestnut, but I had not tried it yet. She said
her doctor wanted to sell her some horse chestnut capsules for several hundred dollars. She
game me a printout from the internet which said that horse chestnut had been clinically proven to
be equal to compression stockings if it was prepared expertly to remove toxicity. One teaspoon
morning and night was the recommended dosage according to the article.

So, I told her OK would look into it some more and give her try to give her a better answer. I put
two handfuls of horse chestnut pieces in a quart of water and blended them in the Vitamix at high
speed and then let them sit all night. In the morning, I blended again and then set the liquid on
the stove and decocted for 30 minutes at a low simmer. After it cooled, I strained the horse
chestnut decoction into a quart jar. It was very foamy like a thick soapy solution and hot to the
taste. I added 50% vegetable glycerine and mixed it up. Then I sold it to the Apartment
Manager for $10, which is what the ingredients cost me. A week later, she told me that the
swelling in her feet was all gone and she didn’t need to wear compression stockings any more.

Obviously, her case of swollen feet was a relatively mild one. In talking about people with heart
disease, Richard Schultz says the following: ―Usually, they have a horrible lack of circulation in
their extremities. Cold hands and feet, probably have varicose veins in various areas. There is
not enough blood going to the kidneys, so they usually have swelling. I had a lot of people like
that with very swollen ankles – swollen from their calf down to the heal. There is no indentation.
In other words, it looks as big as the calf all the way down.‖

Maria Treben talks about swelling caused by a lymph problem: ―In cases of malignant diseases
of the lymph glands, hard swellings develop in the arms and legs.‖ She specifically recommends
horsetail tea for this problem.

Pineapple juice is excellent for reducing edema. Cucumber and parsley juice combination is
similar. Follow the Holistic Program with plenty of exercise. Elevate the feet as much as
possible doing shoulder stands and slanting the bed with the feet up and head down while
sleeping and resting. Do hot and cold compresses on the feet and ankles or move the feet from
hot to cold water buckets and back again every minute or two . Apply the cancer poultice to
draw out the impurities. Also a poultice of pineapple or a poultice of cabbage will reduce the
swelling.

Lymphatic drainage massage can clear the feet and ankles very effectively. Apply oil to
lubricate the feet and ankles and press in starting just above the toes. Then massage up the feet
and legs pushing the lymph before the fingers and thumbs until the lymph is past the knees.


                                                                                                 73
Thrush

Thrush is a painful yeast infection of the mouth and throat making it difficult to swallow and
impossible to taste. Thrush is caused by a yeast overgrowth which has been cleared up with the
Candida Cleanse. Drinking Pau d Arco tea and chamomile tea and eating lots of garlic have
been helpful to reduce the thrush problem while clearing the body of the overgrowth.

Thyroid

The thyroid gland needs organic iodine which is rare in food that grows on the land but is
available in sea vegetables such as kelp, dulse, bladderwrack, etc. Order a pound of any of them
from Pacific Botanicals at 541-479-7777. Ask for powder because it is more convenient to mix
it with salads or soups. Besides organic iodine, the thyroid needs enzymes which are found in
raw vegetables and fruits and in fresh squeezed juices of vegetables and fruits. I had an under
active thyroid myself and cured this condition with these two things: sea veggies and raw fruit
and vegetables.

It is recommended to look up the medication (if you are taking any) for thyroid in the
Physician’s Desk Reference to see what side-effects are reported there. Medications mask the
symptoms and do not get at the cause of disease. In many cases the symptoms are reduced
because a natural function has been repressed by the medication or because the medication has
provided a substance the body is supposed to make naturally. In such cases the very action of
the medication is contrary to nature at work in the body. This is one of the reasons for the
damage they cause.

For example, if you take enough thyroid hormone for long enough, you will suppress the
production of that hormone down to zero. Providing the right food to the thyroid to enable it to
do its job and resume full production is much preferable. One reason it is preferable is that when
the thyroid is properly fed it is self regulating like a thermostat on a heater or an air conditioner.
Without the thermostat, the house keeps getting too hot and then too cold and back and forth.
The body needs more thyroid hormone at times and less thyroid hormone at other times –- it is
impossible to guess the right amount to take given this fluctuating requirement. When you take
too much, it makes you overactive. When you don’t take enough, you become lethargic and
under active. Numerous problems result over time in cases of thyroid troubles which the thyroid
medication can not entirely prevent because you can never know how much to take. These
problems include circulation problems in the extremities and eye failure. The list goes on and
on.

Tumors, Cysts, and Polyps

Many cases of tumors, cysts, and polyps dissolving or coming out have been reported by people
following a program using live foods and juices. Tumors, cysts, and polyps occur in the first
place due to malnutrition and the accompanying congestion and they are removed by nutrition
and the accompanying removal of congestion. The same topical treatments as recommended
above for cancer are appropriate for these diseases.



                                                                                                   74
Typhoid

See fever diseases.

Ulcers

In some cases of ulcers in the stomach, it has been reported that the E-Coli bacteria present in the
small intestine had invaded the stomach where they don’t belong and were causing the ulcer.
Normally, these bacteria can not live in the stomach because hydrochloric acid kills them. But
when the stomach doesn’t produce enough hydrochloric acid or when the hydrochloric acid is all
absorbed by the devitalized diet, then the E-Coli invade the stomach lining dissolving its mucus
lining. Then the hydrochloric acid (although less than normal there is still some) comes directly
against the stomach lining causing ulcers.

Many cases of ulcers have been reversed by taking a teaspoon of cayenne pepper three times per
day. The cayenne instantly wakes up the stomach which quickly produces sufficient
hydrochloric acid to chase away the E-Coli bacteria. At the same time, the heat of the cayenne
causes the stomach to replace its mucus lining protecting the stomach wall.

A spoon of apple cider vinegar will also cause the stomach to produce the right amount of
hydrochloric acid.

Other good treatments for ulcers include mucilaginous foods such as flax, slippery elm,
marshmallow, and okra. They soak up putrefaction, coat and sooth the area, and provide healing
nutrients.

Of course, the lasting solution to ulcers is the Maintenance Diet.

Varicose Veins and Hemorrhoids

The walls of the veins are weakened, ballooned, and coated with plaque deposited by weak blood
unable to carry away all the waste materials. The solution is to clean up the blood by following
the recommendations given under Heart Disease above.

In addition, apply astringent poultices or fomentations to the area. Good astringents include oak
bark, goldenseal, bayberry, and tormentil. Comfrey and calendula are good additions for their
cell proliferant properties. Also, for rebuilding the cell walls, silicon is needed and can be
obtained by drinking tea of horsetail and/or oat straw and applying these herbs to the area. A
combination tea of astringent, proliferant, and silicon herbs would be a good choice, but just the
astringent herbs alone have often proven effective in many cases in reducing varicose veins.

Several herbs have been found beneficial for micro-circulation. Among these are a class of
berries which includes bilberry, blueberry, and cranberry. Dosage would be three glasses or
more per day. Also, horse chestnut is used for micro-circulation – see discussion of this herb
under Swollen Feet.



                                                                                                 75
Norman Walker’s juices for varicose veins and hemorrhoids: carrot, spinach, beet, cucumber,
celery, parsley, turnip and watercress.


Wounds, Cuts, Broken Bones, and Surgery

For repair of any tissues damaged due to injury or surgery, we want to apply comfrey or
calendula to the area and take internally as well. See the sections on comfrey, the BF&C
combination, and calendula.


Things to Avoid


Conventional Medicine
The sad performance of conventional medicine was discussed in the section above entitled ―The
Medical Lie‖ . There are a few exceptions, but in most cases doctors and hospitals use toxic
drugs, damaging X-Rays, and unnecessary surgery. They have no concept of the most elemental
natural healing methods (e.g. garlic for infections, hot bathes for fevers, elecampane for
respiratory problems, etc.) and any attempt to discuss these with them gets nowhere. They have
no cures for any diseases. They only treat the symptoms and never get at the causes. Their
treatments only reduce the strength of your immune system and lead to more disease and
debility. Besides all this, their fees are very high. True, your insurance may pay all or most of
the cost, but still you are paying for the insurance and so eventually the financial cost is high. In
addition, there are many cases of downright dishonesty in the medical profession.

Jethro Kloss wrote: ―Get your herbs from a God-fearing man.‖ We need to look for practitioners
with integrity and honesty and a true understanding of how health and healing work. If the
people you are dealing with have good principles, you can believe they are trying to give you
good advice and good quality products and services. See the section on Sources of Supplies,
Books, Training, and Services below.

Foods to Avoid

We want to avoid any foods which are not nutritious and don’t have vitality. Whether or not
these foods are highly toxic, they clog up the internal organs and contribute to degeneration.

Sugars, starches, and alcohol leach the calcium from the bones, teeth, veins, and all the body
parts. They accumulate causing heart disease, cancer and all the diseases.

Avoid sugar, flour, bread, noodles, cakes, pies, candy, ice cream, sodas, puddings, fried
anything, cooked potatoes, white rice, cooked spinach, cooked kale, cooked collards, alcohol,
wine, beer, food coloring, artificial food flavoring, artificial sweeteners, margarine, salt, MSG,
corn starch, processed syrups, any milk or dairy except fresh and raw, and all soy products
except fresh raw soy sprouts and products made from the fresh raw soy sprouts. Avoid anything
that is not organic – whenever organic is available.


                                                                                                   76
Avoid all bottled or boxed juices except organic grape, prune, cranberry, or blueberry juice
because other juices such as apple, orange, tomato, etc. lose their vitality in storage.

Organic coffee and organic tea should not be consumed in large amounts. An occasional cup in
my opinion can be beneficial provided it does not exceed one cup per day. One cup of coffee
can open up the blood vessels and lift the spirits. Coffee was historically used as a medicine in
cases of difficulty breathing and/or difficulty in getting a bowel movement. It was administered
in small doses as a medicine. But to continue drinking beyond one cup maximum is very
destructive to the nervous system and the digestive system. The same is true of black tea.

Tobacco
Life insurance companies publish tables showing the cost per month of life insurance for men
and women of different ages. These tables usually have two columns, one for tobacco users and
the other for non users. If you examine these tables you will see that the cost of life insurance
for tobacco users is approximately double the cost of life insurance for non users. This means
that in any given year the chances of dying are double if you are a tobacco user. Tobacco greatly
increases the likelihood of all diseases. Tobacco destroys the immune system and should be
strictly avoided by anyone who cares about health.

Drugs
According to a recent edition of the AARP journal, 11 percent of seniors are taking no
medications. The article says it is quite remarkable that these people can do without
medications. To me it is remarkable that 89 percent of seniors have been duped into consuming
poisonous substances of no nutritional value!! Drug use is very common among all ages and
increases with age.

Very few people realize the side effects of the drugs they are taking. It is easy to find out what
some of the side effects are by looking in the Physician’s Desk Reference which is available in
the reference section of the public library. All drugs have serious toxic effects (such as heart
attack, stroke, indigestion, depression, suicide, homicidal behavior, and death) and all drugs
should be avoided. The herbal alternatives are far superior and don’t have any toxic side effects.
For example, antibiotics kill both the good and the bad, damaging the immune system and the
friendly intestinal flora, but antibiotic herbs such as garlic, onion, and goldenseal only strengthen
the immune system. Besides that, when the right herbs are taken in the right quantities, they are
usually faster than antibiotic drugs at killing infection.

Of course, if someone is already on an addictive drug, it is necessary to come off it carefully.
This may require starting the natural healing program first and then gradually reducing the drug
down to zero.

Cell Phones
Cell phones produce radiation which causes serious tissue damage including, memory loss, brain
tumors, and cancer. The convenience of a cell phone is very alluring and the industry is playing
on this to make money while trying to continue to suppress information about the damage done.
But there is plenty of evidence already. Cell phones are to be strictly avoided except in a truly


                                                                                                  77
life and death situation. For example, if you are stranded in a remote desert canyon, can’t get
out, and don’t have any food and water, then by all means go ahead and use the cell phone long
enough to call for help. Otherwise, don’t touch it.

The following article appeared in The Times of India on September 16, 2003:

If you are with mobile,
you could soon be senile
By Prasun Sonwalker
London: Using the mobile phone may make you senile prematurely, new research suggests. A
generation of teenagers faces premature senility in the prime of their lives due to the use of
cellphones and new wireless technology.
        The study warns specifically against ―the intense use of mobile phones by youngsters‖.
In recent years, there has been less research on the health effects of using mobile phones due to
industry pressures. However, the new study is likely to increase concern about the exposure to
microwaves in Western countries. Leif Salford who headed the research at Sweden’s prestigious
Lund University, says ―the voluntary exposure of the brain to microwaves from hand-held
mobile phones‖ is ―the largest human biological experiment ever‖. He is concerned that, as new
wireless technology spreads, people may ―drown in a sea of microwaves‖.
        The Study – financed by the Swedish Council for Work Life Research, and published by
the US government’s National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences – breaks new ground
by looking at how low levels of microwaves cause proteins to leak across the blood-brain barrier.
        According to The Independent, previous concerns about mobile phones have
concentrated on the possibility that the devices may heat the brain, or cause cancer. But the
heating is thought to be too minor to have an effect and hundreds of cancer studies have been
inconclusive. As a result, the US mobile phone industry has succeeded in cutting research into
the health effects, and the World Health Organization is unlikely to continue its studies. Mays
Swicord, a scientific adviser to Motorola, told the New Scientist magazine that governments and
industry should ―stop wasting money‖ by looking for health damage.
        But Salford and his team have spent 15 years investigating a different threat. Their
previous studies proved radiation could open the blood-brain barrier, allowing a protein called
albumin to pass into the brain. Their latest work goes a step further, by showing the process is
linked to serious brain damage. Salford said the long-term effects were not proven, and that it
was possible that the neurons would repair themselves in time.

Microwave Ovens
Microwaves reverse the molecular polarity of the foods they come in contact with thousands of
times per second. This destroys the molecular structure of the food or drink being heated in the
oven. Studies have shown much higher incidence of cancer and other diseases from diets of
microwave prepared food as opposed to food prepared on a conventional stove. Cooking food
kills it but microwaving food toxifies it.

Aluminum Pans
Aluminum is a very soft metal and dissolves into the food where it poisons all who eat the food.
Don’t use aluminum pans.



                                                                                               78
X Rays
X Rays destroy body cells and should be avoided – there is no safe level of exposure to this type
of radiation. Thermagrams use natural light and no radiation. They take a picture of the body
and detect the areas of relative heat. They often show more than x-rays and are more useful in
identifying the problem than x-rays are. They are much cheaper than x-rays and don’t cause any
damage at all. Doctors and hospitals seldom have thermagrams, but an increasing number of
chiropractors and other practitioners have them.

Vaccinations
Vaccinations are not safe or effective. Many serious diseases and auto immune problems are
caused by the toxic substances in vaccinations. Vaccinations do not provide immunity and in
fact often cause the disease they are supposed to prevent.

Fluoride
Fluoride is a toxic poison which compromises the immune system. Besides, it makes the teeth
brittle and doesn’t prevent cavities. Don’t drink water with fluoride in it and don’t use tooth
paste with fluoride in it.

Unnecessary Surgery
It is truly amazing how much unnecessary surgery is occurring these days. Probably less than
one percent of the surgery which occurs is really needed. It is usually unnecessary to remove
body parts which are diseased – if you understand, believe in, and practice the natural methods of
healing. Bypass surgery, removal of breasts, removal of uterus, removal of prostate, removal of
tonsils, laser surgery on the eyes, removal of the appendix, removal of gall bladder, removal of
thyroid, and many other types of unnecessary surgery have all been avoided by many people
many times by using natural healing instead.

There are even tens of thousands of cases of ―preventive surgery‖ where some organ (for
example the uterus or the breasts) is removed that is not diseased. The rationale is that removal
will prevent the organ from becoming diseased. It is total lunacy to remove an organ which is
healthy, but incredibly, this is happening big time.

Organ replacement, such as replacement of the heart, liver, kidneys, or any other organ is a major
disaster for your health because your body will try to reject the new organ and you will be told to
go on chemotherapy for the rest of your life. It is much better to go on an intense program to
clean up the diseased organ and avoid replacing it. If you have already had an organ replaced,
then there is a possibility with a lot of hard work that you may be able to reduce the
chemotherapy and eventually get off of it. If you continue the chemotherapy, it will surely
destroy the remains of your immune system and you will have no defense against diseases.

Foods and Super Foods

The recommended foods in the Maintenance Diet described above include fruits, vegetables,
grains, nuts, and seeds and the juices and milks made from them. The fruits and vegetables
should be raw and as freshly picked as possible. The grains and seeds should be soaked and



                                                                                                  79
rinsed and/or sprouted and should be consumed in their live state. Nuts should be soaked and
rinsed.

Almonds

Because almonds contain all the essential amino acids, they are called a complete protein food.
Dr. Shook wrote that almonds are from 24 to 30 percent protein including ―myosin, a protein
found in muscle, and contain potassium phosphate (brain and nerve food), calcium phosphate
(bone and sinew food), and magnesium phosphate (muscle food and food for every part of the
body).‖


Many people skin the almonds and throw away the skin, but recent research has shown that the
skin of the almond is needed with the white part to make a more complete and usable food. Here
is a quote from www.whfoods.org giving some of the recent findings:

       The flavonoids found in almond skins team up with the vitamin E found in their meat to
       more than double the antioxidant punch either delivers when administered separately,
       shows a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Twenty potent antioxidant
       flavonoids were identified in almond skins in this study, some of which are well known
       as major contributors to the health benefits derived from other foods, such as the
       catechins found in green tea, and naringenin, which is found in grapefruit.

Sea Vegetables

Sea Vegetables such as dulse, kelp, and bladerwrack contain a total of 59 elements as are listed
on page 44 of ―Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices‖ by Norman Walker. Many of these are
essential to health but are not found in sufficient quantities in land plants. A spoon or two per
day can supply the necessary trace elements. These vegetables are high in iodine and ―are very
beneficial for the glandular system, particularly the thyroid gland.‖

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast is packed with top quality amino acids (proteins) and is very easy to digest and
assimilate. The taste is also pleasant and adds a nutty flavor to salad dressings and warm or cold
soups. It should be used liberally, because it is a super muscle food.

Sprouts

Dr. Christopher used to say, ―Anything which can be sprouted, should be sprouted.‖ There are
several important reasons for this. Grains and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors and natural plant
pesticides which nature has put in them for their protection from decay, fungus, and pests. These
natural chemicals in unsprouted grains and seeds are toxic to humans. They make proper
digestion and assimilation difficult or impossible. Soaking over night can start the germination
process and eliminate the toxins in the rinse water. Grains which have been soaked overnight are
soft and can be chewed and are good to eat.



                                                                                                  80
Continuing the growth process by rinsing twice per day will bring after about two days to their
maximum rapid growth stage. At this point, they will have the maximum vitality and energy as
well as the maximum enzymes and vitamins. This is the best time to eat them.

However, continuing for about two days more and exposing them to indirect sunlight will turn
them green with chlorophyll which is a powerful nutrient.

At all these stages, from 12 hours old to several days old, the sprouts have at least 5 to 10 times
more nutrients than un-sprouted grains and seeds.

Bread, noodles, commercial cereals, crackers, cookies, cakes, tofu, soy milk, etc. are all devoid
of any value and in fact are harmful causing all diseases due to their toxins, their mucus forming
qualities clogging up all the internal organs, and due to their inability to furnish enough of the
needed nutrients to rebuild the muscles and nerves.

Unsprouted grains and seeds and any foods made from them (bread, noodles, flour added to
soups, pancakes, cookies, cakes, etc.) are acidic in the intestines. But the intestinal flora/bacteria
need a basic environment to reproduce and to do their job of breaking down the food and making
it ready for absorption. Sprouts are basic in the intestines and provide the correct PH. Sprouts
even have friendly bacteria growing on them which help repopulate the intestinal flora.

Rejuvilac

Rejuvilac tastes like weak lemonade. It is made by blending sprouts in water and allowing the
mixture to ferment – while it is kept well refrigerated. The mixture is strained and the solid
residue is used as compost. The liquid rejuvilac will store for several days in the refrigerator. It
replenishes intestinal flora and provides a rich source of B vitamins and amino acids. Rejuvilac
is a perfect food for revitalizing the digestion and nourishing the muscles.

Animal Food

Many healing programs do well with no animal food at all. On paper at least it appears that all
of the nutritional needs of the body are available from plant food. However, certain experts such
as Bernard Jansen and Jordan Rubin have argued that animal foods contain essential nutrients.
Also, many people report after years of being on a vegan program they are getting weak or
having some deficiency symptoms, and then they go back to limited animal foods and feel better.
It may be that those who experience problems are not getting enough of the right plant foods and
that if they were to do more juice, or more sea vegetables, or more of some other plant food, they
would be OK.

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, it says that the only animal food we should have is the fresh and
raw milk of our animals (goats, sheep, cows, buffalos, and camels). Goat’s milk is reputed to be
the closest to human milk, the easiest to digest, and the most beneficial. Those who are able to
keep a goat and are confident that it is disease free and its milk can be drunk raw and fresh report
tremendous benefit. This is reported for example by Norman Walker in his book entitled Fresh



                                                                                                   81
Vegetable and Fruit Juices and by Ann Wigmore in Why Suffer? Also, Bernard Jansen wrote a
book on the many benefits of goat’s milk. But if you boil or pasteurize the milk or let it get old,
its value is destroyed and it becomes mucus forming.

Meat is the muscle of the animal and has the same basic contents as human muscle. So, it would
appear that meat should be good for building muscle. But obviously it isn’t sufficient because
diets high in meat fail to prevent deterioration and disease. Cooking the meat destroys the
enzymes and vitamins and damages the protein molecules making them difficult for digestion
and assimilation. Also, the digestive system doesn’t absorb proteins in their complete state. It
has to separate proteins into individual amino acids in order to absorb them. The person with
any serious disease has a significantly reduced digestive system which may not be able to handle
meat very well. Also, meat is acidic, rots, breeds parasites, causes uric acid crystals to
accumulate in the muscles, is mucus and gas forming, clogs up the circulatory system, and
contributes to each and every disease.

Such problems caused Max Gerson to exclude animal products from the Gerson Therapy except
that he did include the juice of raw calf liver mixed with vegetable juice and he also gave liver
juice injections to his patients. His analysis and clinical observation convinced him that some
animal food was needed. After his death, the clinic in Mexico had problems with infected calf
liver and discontinued the raw liver juice but substituted dried liver powder. The Gerson
Institute reports that recovery is not as good as when they were using the raw calf liver.

Eggs and fish are equally problematic as meat. They must be cooked because they can carry
infectious diseases, they clog up the system, and they contribute to diseases.

Clearly, inorganic meat is out because of the pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, and inferior
nutrition in it – to say nothing about diseases such as Mad Cow Disease, etc.

A large amount of animal foods is not needed. After years of overindulgence, a period of
abstinence is absolutely needed for the seriously ill. The many programs which are successful on
zero animal food prove this.

There is lots of evidence in successful healing programs that animal food is not needed for
recovery and in fact slows down recovery – provided that the diet is the high and includes all of
needed nutrients.

Still, raw, fresh, and disease-free milk (especially goat’s milk) is a super food, if you can get it.
There is lots of evidence for this in the literature. Ann Wigmore, Norman Walker, and Bernard
Jansen all wrote about the nutritional and healing qualities of fresh raw goat milk.

Oils

There are food oils and there are essential oils. Food oils can be used liberally. Essential oils are
very strong and must be used in very small amounts (one or two drops only) and/or added to a
base oil. All oils used in food and on the body and for aromatherapy should be organic and cold
pressed.


                                                                                                    82
Olive Oil

Olive oil is a very nutritional food. It is the lowest in saturated fats and is the best oil for
everyday use with foods such as for salads and to make salad dressings. It is excellent for
everyday skin care. Olive oil is also a cure for gall stones – see Liver and Gall Bladder
Cleansing.


Castor Oil

Castor Oil is deep penetrating, cleansing, and anti-biotical. Castor oil packs on the abdomen are
used for constipation and on the head for brain tumors and brain diseases. Castor oil is a
―drastic‖ laxative when taken internally and is not generally recommended for internal use if
other methods are available.


Flax Oil, Wheat Germ Oil, and Cod Liver Oil

It is recommended to take one spoon of each every day. Flax oil has Omega 3 Essential Fatty
Acids, Wheat Germ Oil has Vitamin E, and Cod Liver Oil has Vitamins A and D. Chances are
you are deficient in all of these nutrients and these oils will provide a dependable and easily
assailable source of each.

Three Oil Massage

Three Oil Massage including two days of olive oil massage on the whole body, two days castor
oil massage, two days wheat germ oil, and one day rest and repeat is a part of Dr. Christopher’s
Incurables Program. This is a very powerful routine indeed.


Coconut Oil

Coconut is the oil of choice for making suppositories because it solidifies in the frig. Mix it with
powdered herbs to a cookie dough consistency and place in the frig. When it solidifies, remove
it and mould it into bullet size suppositories and place back in the frig to harden again. Coconut
oil has a wonderful aroma and is wonderful as a rich skin oil. Many people like to add coconut
oil to their food to enrich the flavor.

Almond Oil

Almond oil is the most desired oil in India for soft and beautiful skin. It is calming and relaxing
and therapeutic. It is often considered the best base oil for aroma therapy.




                                                                                                   83
Mustard Oil

Mustard oil is hot and stimulating. When used as a massage oil, it will warm the body and
penetrate deep helping to move the blood and the lymph.

Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil is a first aid kit in a bottle. It will disinfect any cut, scratch, scrape, or sore and
hasten healing. It will eliminate lice and fleas. It will cure toenail fungus and crotch rot. Apply
a little on the finger and place on the gums for gum problems and in the back of the throat for
sore throat. But don’t consume more than a drop or two because it is an essential oil toxic in
large amounts. I regularly mix one part tea tree oil to 5 to 10 parts olive oil in a dropper bottle
and use this mixture for hair and body oil.


Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil is a wonderful essential oil. I use it regularly to clear my nose and throat. I use
my finger to spread it on my nose, below the eyes, below the nose, and in the mouth and then
breathe deep through the nose. Massaged on the head, peppermint oil will often clear the worst
headaches in seconds. One or two drops can be added to smoothies to add a mint taste.
Peppermint oil is cooling. One time Raj accidentally spilled a half ounce bottle in her bath
water. Although the water was warm, she was shaking and shivering from the peppermint oil
that got all over her body.


Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus oil is famous for helping to clear respiratory problems. It calms and removes anxiety
while it clears the breathing passages.


Neem Oil

Neem oil is used as insect repellant, antiseptic, and antifungal – very reliable.



Lemongrass Oil

Lemongrass oil may be the best insect and mosquito repellant oil. It is too strong to use straight
and should be diluted with a base oil such as olive oil or almond oil. Perhaps one part
lemongrass oil to three parts base oil will be strong enough.




                                                                                                  84
Juices

Fresh squeezed juices provide much more cleansing and nourishing than is possible from eating
the fruit or the vegetable. To illustrate this concept, consider the task of eating in one day ten
pounds of carrots. This would result in a huge stomach ache! But drinking the juice of twenty
pounds of carrots in one day is very feasible and is unlikely to cause any distress provided the
juice is sipped slowly throughout the day, swished in the mouth, and chewed to mix it thoroughly
with the saliva before swallowing.

The intestines can only absorb liquids. Therefore, ―solid food requires many hours of digestive
activity before its nourishment is finally available to the cells and tissues of the body.‖ However,
juices can ―be very quickly digested and assimilated, sometimes in a matter of minutes with a
minimum of effort and exertion on the part of the digestive system.‖ Since Norman Walker
started juice therapy at his Norwalk Laboratory in New York (established in 1910) natural
healing practice has confirmed time and time again that juices are the key foundation of any
program to cure serious diseases.

In this section we discuss individual fruit and vegetable juices. For the juice combinations
recommended by Norman Walker for specific diseases, see the sections on each disease.

Apple Juice

Dr. Edward Shook was a brilliant herbalist who taught classes to medical doctors in the 1940s
and 1950s. He wrote: ―the phosphates in nature are the great builders of the body. They are five
in number and each carries four atoms of oxygen.

   1)   Calcium phosphate (builder of bone)
   2)   Iron phosphate (oxygen carrier)
   3)   Potassium phosphate (builder of brain and nerves)
   4)   Magnesium phosphate (builder of muscle)
   5)   Sodium phosphate (alkalinic solvent and stabilizer)

There is one herb, the apple, which contains all these body builders (and more) in a most
pleasant and easily used form. It is probably the most valuable food and medicinal agent in the
whole of nature, though this is generally not known.‖


Asparagus Juice

Asparagus juice is a strong diuretic, valuable for kidney dysfunctions, for regulation of glandular
troubles, for diabetes, and for anemia. It breaks up oxalic crystals and excess urea which
contribute to muscular problems, rheumatism, and neuritis.

Beet Juice




                                                                                                 85
Beet juice is especially powerful for building the red blood cells. As its red color indicates, it is
high in organic iron and will very rapidly eliminate anemia. Combined with carrot juice and
cucumber juice, beet juice provides an excellent remedy for kidney stones and gall stones. Be
careful to get used to beet juice gradually, because a large glass of it can make you throw up if
you are not used to it. But don’t be afraid to increase dosage up to even a quart a day of beet
juice because it is very rich in organic elements including sodium, phosphorus, and sulfur
making it one of the superstars of rejuvenation. Among other things, beet juice is particularly
beneficial in remedying both female and male problems of the sexual organs including menstrual
problems in females and prostate problems in men. Don’t be alarmed when the toilet is full of
red color after consuming beets or beet juice, this is just the color of the beets and not your
blood.


Brussels Sprouts and String Bean Juice

Norman Walker recommends combining these juices with lettuce juice as a remedy for diabetes.

Cabbage Juice

Cabbage juice is very high in Vitamin C and is a very strong cleanser of the intestines and the
whole system. It is good for ulcers, for overweight, for pyorrhea, for constipation, and for acne
and skin eruptions among other things. One problem with cabbage juice can be that it tends to
cause gas. If this happens, it might be better for a few days or weeks to use milder juices such as
carrot and cucumber and to add gradually small amounts of cabbage juice.

Carrot Juice

Carrots are high in beta carotene which is the precursor to Vitamin A. Carrots also contain
ample amounts of Vitamins B, C, D, E, G, and K. Carrots are an excellent source of the organic
calcium complex and are valuable for building and maintaining the bones, teeth, skin, muscles,
and all body tissues.

The principal action of carrot is on cleansing the liver and from there cleansing the entire blood
and lymph systems. Large quantities of a gallon or more daily of carrot juice can flush out the
blood and lymph systems very effectively without causing any nausea or upset to the digestive
system, though there may very possibly be some cleansing symptoms such as swollen lymph
glands, sore throat, cough, increased acne, fever, etc. These are signs that the cleansing is in
progress and the immune system is in operation. Carrot juice is milder at cleansing than some
other juices such as beet and parsley, so it is often used alone first and later as a base to which
other juices are added.

According to Norman Walker, carrot juice dissolves ulcers and cancer, is beneficial for the
endocrine glands especially the adrenals and gonads, aids in correcting dry skin, dermatitis, and
other skin blemishes, nourishes the entire system thus assisting in loss of excess weight, can help
to overcome sterility, and nourishes the optic system. Carrot juice is a good foundational juice
for a program of healing


                                                                                                  86
Chlorophyll Rich Juices

The chlorophyll molecule closely resembles the hemoglobin molecule with the difference that
hemoglobin has iron (Fe) in the center and chlorophyll has manganese (Mg) in the center.
Chlorophyll is the ―blood‖ of the plant and foods rich in it are revitalizing to the human blood.
Ann Wigmore wrote: ―From the medical evidence and years of experience in observing people
with all kinds of problems alleviate their symptoms using fresh chlorophyll from wheatgrass, I
am convinced that young grasses, alfalfa, and other chlorophyll rich plants are a safe and
effective alternative treatment for ailments.‖

I have experimented by juicing and blending in water various wild grasses and have found all of
these grass juices to be excellent – and free. They contain chlorophyll and other nutrients which
appear to me to be full of vitality and comparable in quality to wheatgrass juice.

Norman Walker also wrote about chlorophyll and specifically recommended alfalfa juice as a
good source of chlorophyll. He wrote that alfalfa contains a balanced combination of ―all the
elements needed for proper function of the various organs of the body.‖ He specifically
mentioned that alfalfa juice is effective for old age, building phenomenal resistance to infection,
for arteries, for the heart, for respiratory troubles, for sinuses and lungs, for asthmatic conditions
including hay fever, and for growth of hair. Alfalfa is also called Lucerne. Alfalfa juice is too
strong to drink alone, but is good when combined with carrot juice or with other green juices
such as cucumber and celery.

Drink up to 16 oz per day of chlorophyll rich juices, sipping small amounts and/or diluting the
chlorophyll rich juice in juice or water. Also, apply poultices or fomentations of the juice on the
affected area. The juice begins to perish quickly and should be consumed or used topically
within a few minutes after juicing. Prepare the juice several times per day as needed.


Citrus Juices

Grapefruit, orange, and lemon juices are a good way to start the day. They wake up the system,
provide ample vitamin C, and dissolve inorganic calcium accumulated throughout the system.


Cucumber Juice

Cucumbers and cucumber juice remove excess liquid. Combined with parsley juice, cucumber
juice makes a very powerful aid for the urinary system. Cucumbers are high in potassium and
are especially beneficial for the skin and hair and nails. Cucumber makes an excellent mild base
for blending with herbs and spices and making a sauce, soup, or paste.

Dandelion Juice

Norman Walker wrote: ―This juice is one of our most valuable tonics. While exceedingly high
in potassium, calcium, and sodium, it is our richest food in magnesium and iron content…. Such


                                                                                                    87
magnesium has great vitalizing powers and is a constituent as builder of body cells, particularly
the tissues of the lungs, muscles, and nervous system.‖ Dandelion juice is somewhat bitter sweet
which corresponds with its principal action focused on the liver and gall bladder.


Endive Juice

Endive is a curly type of lettuce sometimes called chicory. Endive juice is very high in Vitamin
A and similar in its action to dandelion juice. Endive juice is especially healing for eyesight and
for the optic nerve and muscular system. It is also beneficial in asthma and hay fever, heart
trouble, spleen problems, and for promoting the secretion of bile and strengthening the liver and
gall bladder.


Fennel Juice

The Florence or Finocchio fennel is a member of the celery family and is sweeter and more
aromatic than celery. Norman Walker wrote that fennel juice ―is a valuable blood builder and is,
therefore, of the utmost benefit in menstrual disorders. It has been used successfully alone or in
combination with carrot and beet juice in this connection.‖


Grape Juice and Berry Juice

Fresh raw wild grapes and berries were a favorite of the ancient rural cultures for cleansing and
fasting. When these were in season they were consumed in large quantities as a health cure. In
more recent times, health resorts have used grapes, berries, and their juices as foundation foods
in their healing programs. Avoid strictly any grapes or berries which are not organic because the
pesticides used spoil their benefits. Grapes, berries, and their juices provide very broad
nutritional benefits including high amounts or organic iron, are excellent for building the blood,
rebuild the tissues, cleanse out toxins, and have been known to dissolve tumors and cure cancers.


Lettuce Juice

Norman Walker wrote: ―The magnesium in lettuce has exceptional vitalizing powers,
particularly in the muscular tissues, brain, and nerves. Vital organic salts of magnesium are cell
builders, especially of the nerve system and the tissues of the lungs. As magnesium salts can
operate only if there is sufficient calcium present, the combination of these elements in lettuce
makes this food exceedingly valuable. Lettuce also contains more than 9% phosphorus which is
one of the principal constituents of the brain and an ample supply of sulfur, which is one of the
component parts of hemoglobin of the blood, acting therein as an oxidizing agent. Many
nervous afflictions are due chiefly these two elements, sulfur and phosphorus, taken in inorganic
form as in cereals and meat. Together with silicon (of which lettuce contains more than 8%),
sulfur and phosphorus are essential in proper maintenance and development of skin, the sinews,
and the hair.‖


                                                                                                 88
Parsley Juice

Norman Walker wrote: ―Raw parsley has properties which are essential to oxygen metabolism
in maintaining the normal action of the adrenal and thyroid glands. The elements in parsley are
proportional in such a manner that they help to maintain the blood vessels, particularly the
capillaries and arterioles in a healthy condition. It is an excellent food for the genitourinary tract,
being of great assistance in conditions of calculi in the kidneys and bladder, albuminuria,
nephritis, and other kidney troubles. It is also effective in every ailment connected with the eyes
and optic nerve systems.‖ Albumin is the principal protein in the lymph and albuminuria is a
condition of albumin being excreted in the urine. So, parsley is a super nutrient for the urinary
system, for the eyes and optic nerve, for the thyroid, for the adrenals, and for maintaining the
albumin in the body – and if it does all that it has to be super for the muscles and nerves as a
result.

Parsnip Juice

Parsnip is especially high in silicon and potassium. It is beneficial for bones and brittle nails, for
lungs and bronchials, for tuberculosis, for pneumonia, and emphysema, and for brain and mental
disorders.

Potato Juice

Norman Walker wrote: ―The juice of raw potatoes, combined with that of carrot and celery is a
boon to those suffering from gastric, nerve, and muscle disturbances, such as gout and sciatica.
In such cases, one pint of this combination in addition to one pint of carrot, beet, and cucumber
juice daily, has often given complete relief from these discomforts in a surprising short time,
provided meat, foul, and fish were eliminated completely from the diet.‖


Prune Juice

The prune juice is highly nutritious high in potassium and iron and high in polysaccharides and
bioflavonoids. Prune Juice is an excellent mild laxative. 8 to 16 oz is usually adequate for most
people. In some cases of sluggish elimination, I have recommended a 32 oz bottle to be
consumed all in one day and the relief reported was very satisfactory after several hours of
staying close around the toilet.


Spinach Juice

According to Norman Walker, spinach is the most vital food for the entire digestive tract, is
valuable for the teeth and gums preventing pyorrhea, for ulcers, for anemia, convulsions,
degeneration of the nerves, arthritis, abscesses and boils, pains in the region of the gonads,
swelling of limbs, tendency to hemorrhage, loss of vigor, rheumatic and other pains, impaired


                                                                                                    89
functions of the heart, low and high blood pressure, eye troubles, headaches, preventing
miscarriage, impotency and sterility.

Spinach, Swiss chard, beet greens, turnip and mustard greens, kale and collards, and broad-leafed
French sorrel are all high in oxalic acid a valuable nutrient that promotes the peristaltic motion of
the intestines. However, if the oxalic acid is cooked it combines with calcium and can result in
such a serious deficiency of calcium that it has been known to cause decomposition of the bones.
Therefore, spinach and all these other vegetables should never be cooked.

Sweet Peppers Juice

Sweet peppers are green at first and then turn red or yellow when ripe. All colors are good fresh
picked. Sweet peppers juice mixed from 25% to 50% with carrot juice is excellent for cleaning
up skin blemishes, for nails and hair, and for bones and teeth. One reasons for the benefits of
sweet peppers juice is that it is high in organic silicon.


Turnip Juice

Turnip juice (and especially turnip leaf juice) is very high in calcium and is ―therefore a most
excellent food for growing children and for anyone having softening of the bones in any shape or
form, including the teeth.‖


Watercress Juice

Watercress is very high in acidic elements (sulfur, phosphorus, and chlorine) making it a
powerful intestinal, blood, and lymph cleanser. It should always be mixed with other juices such
as carrot or celery. ―A combination of carrot, spinach, turnip leaf, and watercress juices has the
properties that help to dissolve the coagulated blood fibrin in hemorrhoids or piles, and many
kinds of tumors.‖

Medicinal Herbs

Medicinal herbs are plants that can are used medicinally. Different medicinal herbs are used for
different conditions according to their healing actions.

Some healing actions of medicinal herbs are the following:

Alterative             Corrects disorders in tissues or functions of the body.
Analgesic              Reduces pain.
Anti-Bacterial         Kills harmful bacteria.
Anti-Edema             Reduces excess fluid retention.
Anti-Fungal            Kills fungus.
Anti-Inflammatory      Reduces inflammation.
Anti-Spasmodic         Reduces spasms and cramps.


                                                                                                  90
Astringent             Firms up tissues while reducing their water content.
Carminative            Relaxes digestion and reduces gas.
Demulcent              Soothes irritation in tissues.
Diaphoretic            Increases perspiration.
Diuretic               Increases urination.
Expectorant            Helps expel mucus from the respiratory system.
Febrifugal             Calms a fever.
Lymphatic
   Deobstructant       Clears swollen lymph nodes, particularly in chronic infection.
Nervine                Strengthens nerves and nerve action.
Sedative               Calms the nerves.
Stimulant              Increases activity of the circulatory and nerve systems.
Styptic                        Stops bleeding.
Tonic                  Tones up an organ, system, or the whole person.
Vermifugal             Kills worms.


Bayberry

Bayberry was the herb used by Samuel Tompson for all digestive problems. It is astringent but
not drying and actually increases the secretion of the mucus membrane. It can quickly stop
diarrhea and over time it will tonify the bowel. Packed on the gums bayberry will clear up
infection, stop the bleeding and tighten up the teeth.

Barberry and Oregon Grape

These are bitter, astringent herbs used for stimulating and cleansing the liver.

Black Cohosh and B & B Tincture

This alcohol tincture is made by soaking black cohosh, blue cohosh, blue vervain, skullcap, and
lobelia in Vodka for 14 days and then straining. It provides essential food to the motor nerve and
the entire nervous system. Dr. Shook wrote that only with alcohol was he able to extract the
healing properties from black cohosh sufficient to cure epilepsy. When we gave this formula to
Serafine and over a few months reduced her medication to zero, it cured her epilepsy which has
lasted from birth to age 17. It has been 9 years now since she had her last seizure. My cousin’s
cat had hiccups for days and couldn’t stop. The cat licked one drop of the tincture and the
hiccups immediately stopped for good. I recommend one or two droppers full per day. Be
careful not to take much more because black cohosh is dangerous in excessive amounts though
safe in small doses.

Black Walnut

The leaves, bark, and husks are antiparasitic and antifungal. It is effective in eliminating most
types of worms. It cures impetigo. At the same time, black walnut is nutritional and is
especially high in organic iodine. Therefore, it is especially beneficial for strengthening the


                                                                                                    91
thyroid and restoring the correct balance of thyroid hormones which regulate body metabolism
and energy. Black walnut powder packed around the teeth and gums will stop bleeding and
tighten loose teeth.

Bugleweed

Bugleweed is an excellent blood cleanser and remover of heavy metals. It is also a heart tonic,
useful in cases of irregular heartbeat and high blood pressure.


Burdock

Burdock root (fresh if possible) is the best cure for arthritis and any joint problem – such as a
twisted ankle, pulled shoulder, etc. Burdock root is also a first class blood and lymph purifier
and will reduce excess liquid accumulations. Burdock is good for clearing up skin problems,
acne, etc. Skin the root, cut it in pieces, and blend it with water. Strain and drink the liquid, a
quart or more per day. Burdock seed is used as a diuretic and for problems of the urinary tract.


Catnip

Catnip is in the mint family. In Elizabethan England it was called cat mint and it was the most
popular tea. This was before black tea was introduced. Catnip tea has a very pleasant smell and
taste, is high in iron, and is calming to the nerves. It is also anti-spasmodic and digestive. The
famous remedy for colic in babies is catnip and fennel. Add catnip tea to an enema to assist in
retaining the water for the desired length of time and also to assist in more complete evacuation.


Cayenne

Cayenne stimulates the circulation and the nervous system. The effect is almost instantaneous
and the benefits are lasting. All the nutrients in other foods will reach to and penetrate the
damaged muscle and nerve tissues much better when cayenne is eaten in strong doses along with
the meal. The circulation is equalized everywhere, the heart is given immediate nutrition and
beats more steady and firm, and the blood vessels are dilated. Profuse perspiration cleanses out
all the pores of the skin. The blues disappear as production of endorphins gives a happy,
optimistic, and energetic feeling. The effect to the nervous system is electrifying, all the nerve
cells sit up and take notice, the hairs stand on end, and the toes tingle.

A teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of water will stop a heart attack, will bring you out of shock, will
make a headache vanish, and will assist in warming a body in hyperthermia. Cayenne will stop
bleeding when applied on the area and/or taken internally. Cayenne is disinfecting and will
actually reduce pain when applied to a cut. Cayenne is often used along with other herbs to
assist in their reaching the desired tissues. For example, cayenne is used with marshmallow to
treat gangrene and is included in eyewash formulas to clean and restore the eyes.



                                                                                                      92
Cayenne is the hot capsicum – generally anything from 40,000 heat units on up to the hottest at
around 300,000 heat units. Most cayenne is in the range from 40,000 heat units to 100,000 heat
units. The fresh chilies are the most nutritious with the most vitamin C and they also contain a
beneficial essential oil, but you have to be careful with fresh chilies because this essential oil can
burn the skin.


Cedar Berries

Cedar berries are a food for the pancreas. Several times when I had low blood sugar and was
about to faint, a teaspoon of cedar berries powder in a glass of water has brought me back to
normal within minutes. Cedar berries work for high blood sugar as well – see the section on
diabetes.

Cedar berries actually come from a juniper tree with a single seeded berry as opposed to the
multi-seeded common juniper. It grows wild in the mountains western United States. I found
some of these trees in the pine forest above Flagstaff and stopped to eat the berries.

Cedar berries powder is available from Dr. Christopher’s herbs at 1-800-453-1406.

Celery Seed

Celery seed is diuretic, urinary antiseptic, carminative, digestive, and anti-depressive. It is
effective for rheumatism, arthritis, gout, cystitis, flatulence and any digestive problem. It also
aids in milk flow for nursing mothers. The celery stalk and leaves have similar properties. See
also celery juice.


Chamomile

Chamomile is anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic, carminative, calming and soothing for any
irritating conditions. Use for digestive problems, headaches, stress, irritability, nervousness,
allergies, and swollen or inflamed tissues. Apply as a compress, fomentation, or cream. Drink
the infusion as a pleasant tasting tea for good sleep at night. When making the tea, be sure to
cover to hold in the essential oils.


Chaparral
Strong smelling and nasty tasting, chaparral is the supreme blood cleanser and immune
stimulator. It removes heavy metals and all forms of putrefaction and decay. Used for cancer,
HIV, and all serious diseases. Drink quarts of the strong decoction. I combined chaparral with
bugleweed and drank it while taking long, hot baths to pull out heavy metals. Hair analysis
showed that the high levels of arsenic, lead, mercury, gold, and silver were all down to zero.

Cinnamon



                                                                                                    93
Cinnamon is delicious, warming, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and carminative. Use for weak
digestion, poor appetite, acidity, colds, fevers, and debility. It warms you up while it cheers you
up.

Comfrey, Marigold, and Aloe Vera

Comfrey, marigold (calendula), and aloe vera contain allentoin – a cell growth proliferant. It
accelerates growth and repair of cells and reduces or eliminates scar tissue. We put some of
Herbal Ed’s Salve which has both comfrey and marigold in it on my daughter Elizabeth’s fingers
after she lacerated them on sharks’ teeth at Malindi which is north of Mombasa, Kenya. We
bandaged the fingers and put her to bed. The next morning I was anxious to change the
dressings, but when we opened the bandages the cuts were entirely gone without a trace!!!

My daughter Martha did a science experiment for school with comfrey. She cut some earth
worms in half and gave some of them water and some comfrey tea. The ones with comfrey tea
re-grew much faster.

It is easy to grow comfrey in your garden. It comes from Russia where for centuries it has been
fed to horses, cows, pigs, goats and other animals. The animals love it and grow strong and
disease free. Comfrey leaves are a delicious salad vegetable and contain more protein per pound
than beef steak! But they have no cholesterol. Many people with debilities and damaged tissues
have used comfrey green drink with amazing results. Recovery time can be more than cut in
half.

When fresh aloe vera is available, it also helps tissues to re-grow in a fraction of the time it might
otherwise take. The gel can be applied topically and the entire leaf can be blended, strained, and
drunk for internal healing.


Comfrey and the Bone, Flesh and Cartilage (BF&C) Combination

Dr. Christopher’s BF&C Combination consists of the following herbs:

6 parts        Comfrey
6 parts        Oak Bark
3 parts        Marshmallow root
3 parts        Mullen
3 parts        Walnut Bark, Leaves, or Hulls
3 parts        Gravel Root
2 parts        Wormwood
1 part         Lobelia
1 part         Skullcap

This combination has been used for cancer, tumors, curvature of the spine, multiple sclerosis,
muscular dystrophy, varicose veins, tumors, calcium spurs, blood clots, and virtually all diseases
and disorders. Make a strong decoction and apply a fomentation over the head and down the


                                                                                                   94
spine and around the tail bone and also on all affected areas, cover with plastic and keep on
overnight 6 nights per week until the condition clears. Take this combination in tea form as well,
a quart or more per day. To preserve this tea for more than one day add 25% vegetable glycerin.

Dr. Christopher tells of a little boy who re-grew fingers after they were lost in a car accident.
The hand and fingers were complete and there was no trace of any damage. In another case a
woman with advanced bone cancer re-grew one and a half vertebrae which were completely
missing in the X-ray. After treatment she had a normal spine and could walk again. A third case
was a young man in his middle twenties confined to a wheel chair due to a combination of polio
and arthritis. ―One year later, this young man walked down the aisle to the front of the hall and
asked to speak.‖ This BF&C combination should be applied in a fomentation to the affected
areas. If a fomentation is not convenient, use BF&C oil or BF&C ointment. If the tea is too
bitter, take capsules 10 or more per day – the more you take, the more good they will do.


Dandelion

Dandelion’s action centers on the liver, which it cleanses and strengthens. In the process
dandelion is mildly laxative. It is highly nutritious, high in iron and magnesium, and an equal to
spinach for building all of the body tissues. Use dandelion for jaundice, gallstones, liver disease,
allergies and sensitivities, skin problems, water retention, rheumatism, gout, arthritis, swollen
ankles, and urinary problems. The root, leaves, and flowers are all used.


Echinacea

Echinacea was used extensively by the native American Indian tribes. It is the mysterious secret
ingredient in ―snake oil‖ sold in the 1800’s as a cure all which could even cure a rattlesnake bite.
Fast talking snake oil salesmen were known to carry a rattlesnake with them and demonstrate its
effectiveness by taking it after allowing the rattlesnake to bite them. Echinacea is a super
immune stimulator, good for use in all acute and chronic conditions including high fever
diseases, pneumonia, flu, septicemia, cancer, etc. Echinacea is good for wrinkles and loose skin.
Both the flowers and the root are used. The flowers contain a volatile essential which is
especially cleansing and immune stimulating, but it is mostly lost in the drying process. If you
chew a freshly picked Echinacea flower, your mouth will become numb and tingly and your
whole body will have a kind of high.


Elder Flowers

The famous old remedy for flu and pneumonia is peppermint and elder tea. These two herbs are
both diaphoretic herbs and have saved many lives. Elder is restorative and tonifying especially
to the mucus membranes, sinus, throat, etc.




                                                                                                  95
Elecampane

Elecampane was very popular in England for centuries. It is written up in many of the old
European herbals as a virtual cure all. Elecampane works most strongly on the respiratory
system and the head including the eyes and the brain. Elecampane has a medicinal type taste
which most find not bad and even pleasant. It is the number one herb for asthma, cough, strep
throat, tuberculosis, lung cancer, emphysema, sinus infection, bronchitis, and any respiratory
problem. It is very anti-biotical and totally harmless. I have seen elecampane clear up cough
and sinus conditions within hours. The root is the part most commonly used in powdered or cut
form. You can make a tea, glycerin syrup, or put the powder in capsules. See also Respiratory
Diseases, Flu, and Pneumonia.

As a Nutrient for the Undernourished, or in Wasting Diseases, Dr. Shook recommended
elecampane should be prepared in oil because: ―Elecampane contains helenin (a bitter, yellow,
crystalline principle, which is not soluble in water but is soluble in oils and alcohol). It is
stomachic, antiseptic, and germicidal, and has been used with great success as a local application
in diphtheria, and internally in the same disease. It has proved very successful in tuberculosis
and whooping cough.‖

 The procedure is as follows: Place 2 ounces of elecampane root powder in a pint of sweet
almond oil (substitute olive oil if almond oil is not available) in a double boiler. Keep the water
in the lower pan of the double boiler hot but not boiling for 4 hours. Then boil the water (not the
oil) for 10 minutes. Mix this pint of elecampane and oil to one quart of mucilage of comfrey root
and blend until the oil is uniformly suspended in the mucilage. The dosage is one tablespoon full
to half a cup full several times per day according to the patient’s ability to digest.

Fennel

Fennel is specific for indigestion, acid stomach, gas, cramping, constipation, bloating, and any
problems in the digestive system. Fennel and catnip is the famous cure for colic in babies.
Fennel tea is also excellent for reducing excess water retention and edema. Fennel is estrogenic
and an excellent aid in female complaints such as abdominal swelling, PMS, hot flashes, etc.
Make a quart of the strong decoction in a thermos and drink it over a period of two or three
hours.


Flax Seeds

Linen cloth is made from flax flowers and flax seeds are a super food. The seeds should be
soaked overnight and blended into a thick paste. This paste can be eaten as is or combined with
such things as garlic, cayenne, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, purple dulse or any good herbs or
spices. This flax paste can cure a severe case of diarrhea or intestinal upset just by going on a
mono-diet of it for a day of it until the problem clears up. Flax is high in omega 3 fatty acids,
proteins, and good fats that lower cholesterol and reduce swelling. Flax is excellent for losing
excess weight and building muscle and bone tissues.



                                                                                                96
Garlic

Raw Garlic is very high in anti-biotical sulfur compounds one of the best, strongest, and broad
spectrum antiseptics available. It will prevent or cure almost any infection anywhere in the
body. It will clean up the blood and dissolve plaque in the veins and arteries. Garlic is also a
stimulant to the circulation and nervous system and will chase away depression. Onions,
shallots, leeks, chives, aloes, and other members of the lily family are all high in sulfur and have
similar but milder qualities when eaten fresh and raw.

Garlic is higher in protein than any other plant food and so it aids in rebuilding body tissues.
Regardless of what disease or condition you have, garlic will help tremendously. Four to six
cloves per day are a good dosage for maintaining immunity. In acute cases such as pneumonia,
strep throat, or any serious disease, the dosage can be increased to twelve or more cloves per day.
Combine garlic with other vegetables such as tomatoes and cucumbers and chilies in the Vitamix
to make a stimulating sauce to put on salads or mix into soups. Cooked garlic adds flavor to
cooked foods, but does not have the antibiotic effect.

Garlic is also one of the superstars in clearing plaque out of the circulatory system, in fighting
cancer, and in curing all of the major diseases. Garlic builds the body, strength, and endurance.
It is an aphrodisiac and is indicated in any problems with sexual performance or infertility.

Insert garlic cloves in moist soil and water daily. Within one week you will have small garlic
plants. You can eat the entire plant: leaves, bulb, and roots.

Remember, garlic is nature’s antibiotic. It will cure almost any infection including the plague.
Those who eat it regularly rarely get sick.

Ginger

Dr. Christopher said ginger is the ―downward herb‖, prevents nausea, and keeps you from
throwing up. Ginger is the best herb for motion sickness. Ginger stimulates circulation going to
the capillaries first and back to the heart – whereas Cayenne goes to the heart first and outward to
the capillaries. Ginger contains organic aluminum which is needed by the brain. Inorganic
aluminum has been found in the brain in cases of Alzheimer's. Fixing organic aluminum at the
brain sites can prevent this. Ginger is warming in cases of cold or chill. Ginger juice mixed with
lemon juice and vegetable glycerin makes an excellent Ginger Ale concentrate which you can
add to apple juice, rejuvilac, food, or water.

Goldenseal

Dr. Christopher called goldenseal ― the healer of healers.‖ It is strongly anti-biotical and can be
substituted for garlic, for those who refuse garlic. It cures the worst infections in gums, skin,
wounds, etc. Just apply the powder on the area. Goldenseal can be taken up to a teaspoon or
two in cases of serious infection or illness for short periods of time. But it should not be taken
for extended periods because ―it will deplete the Vitamin B from your body.‖



                                                                                                   97
Hawthrorne

Hawthorne is a largish bush native to Europe. It has beautiful flowers in the Spring and berries
in the Fall. The berries, the flowers, the bark, and the leaves are all restorative to the heart, lower
blood pressure, clear blood vessels, and are anti-spasmodic. Get the dried berries in large
quantities from Pacific Botanicals, reconstitute them with pure water, blend, and strain.
Consume two or three bowls of the thick sweet mucilage daily as a heart and circulatory tonic in
all cases of heart disease. See Heart Disease.

Horse Chestnut

The nut from the horse chestnut tree is specific for micro-circulation and swollen feet and ankles.
It improves circulation at the micro level throughout the body. After taking it, I feel more awake
and alert. I suspect it improves circulation in the brain.

By experimenting, I figured out how to prepare it. Buy a one pound bag of the dried, cut nut
from Pacific Botanicals. Soak two handfuls in a blender over night. The next morning blend at
high speed for 5 minutes. Strain into a glass jar. Add 30 % vegetable glycerin. Take one full
teaspoon per day. Do not exceed two teaspoons per day because it is a very powerful herb and
can strain the kidneys. But it is perfectly safe at the recommended dosage.

Horseradish and Apple Juice Glycerin Tincture

Dr. Shook gives this formula for making a horseradish and apple juice glycerin tincture for both
internal use and external application:

       24 oz fresh squeezed apple juice
       4 oz horseradish root, fresh peeled and cut in pieces

Blend in the Vitamix at high speed until the horseradish is pulverized. Pour into a 32 oz jar with
screw lid. Allow to sit for 12 to 24 hours at room temperature. Strain into another jar, add 4 to 6
oz vegetable glycerin to the liquid, screw on lid, and shake well to mix in the glycerin. Place the
solid pulp into a glass jar with a wide mouth, add 2 oz glycerin, and stir well with a spoon.
Refrigerate.

       Dose Internal:          Take one or two teaspoons of the pulp 3 or 4 times a day – before
                               meals and at bedtime.

       External Application: Saturate cloths in the fluid and apply to the affected parts. Cover
                             with plastic and wrap to hold in place. Keep on over night or
                             equivalent.

Comfrey powder could be mixed with the above liquid to add a cell growth proliferant action.

Dr. Shook wrote: ―Horseradish is a very powerful medicinal which has been used for thousands
of years. It will penetrate the area which has become stagnant. It is powerfully digestive and


                                                                                                    98
will tone the entire digestive system. Its uses include dropsy, muscular rheumatism, poor
circulation, malnutrition, atonic constipation, debility, and low blood pressure.‖

Fresh raw horseradish is hot and pungent. Peel, cut, and blend at high speed in apple cider
vinegar to make a thick paste. Open the lid, stick your nose in, eyes open, and take some deep
breaths while blinking. Put a teaspoon in your mouth and chew it. Breathe more of the fumes.
This will clear the sinuses and throat. Best to do this in a sitting position to avoid injury as you
faint and collapse on the floor. Store the paste in a glass jar in the frig. Cover with more apple
cider vinegar to preserve. Consume 2 spoons per day and finish the jar within a week. Fresh
raw horseradish stimulates the excretion of mucus membrane, improves the vigor of the digestive
system, stimulates the circulation, chases away depression, and increases strength while clearing
the complexion.

Hydrangea

The root of the flowering hydrangea is used for urinary problems and especially for dissolving
kidney stones. The hydrangea root can be soaked overnight and then boiled to make a decoction.
It would be good to add marshmallow root to this decoction to coat and lubricate the stones.

An alternative approach is to drink the marshmallow tea separately and prepare the hydrangea in
apple juice. Place the cut root in a glass jar and fill with fresh squeezed apple juice. Place the jar
in the sun or in a warm place for three days. Strain and drink. If you want to preserve for a long
time add 25% or more vegetable glycerin. Both the hydrangea and the apple juice are cleansing
to the urinary system and in this formula their cleansing power is multiplied.


Irish Moss

Dr. Shook wrote: ―Its magnesium phosphate supplies material for nourishment of muscle…It
purifies, strengthens, and vitalizes nearly nine-tenths of the cellular structure and vital fluids of
the entire organism. Its iodine content works wonders on the entire glandular system, often
changing the whole chemistry from disease to health.‖


Juniper

The aromatic berries of the juniper are stimulant, diuretic, antiseptic, and digestive. They are
used to flavor some foods and gin. Use juniper berries for cystitis, difficult urination, urinary
infection, arthritis, and rheumatism.


Lobelia

Lobelia is relaxing in small doses and emetic in large doses. In all cases it is catalytic, enabling
the system to do the right thing. It resets the nervous system, opens up passages, and clears
blockages of long standing. Its effect can last for hours but often fades out after 10 or 20


                                                                                                        99
minutes. However, its effect can be extended by using a stimulant such as cayenne or
peppermint.

Lobelia was used by the American Indians and was popularized by Samuel Thomson around the
1830s and 1840s. He wrote to make a tincture using the ground up fresh herb and vinegar.
―This preparation is for the most violent attacks of disease, such as lockjaw, bite of mad dog,
drowned persons, fits spasms, and all cases of suspended animation, where the vital spark is
nearly extinct. It will not work in 2 cases: where the patient is dying and where there is no
disease. It clears all obstructions to the extremities and will be felt in the fingers and toes
producing a prickling feeling. But it soon exhausts itself and if not followed by some other
medicine to hold the vital heat till nature is able to support itself by digesting food it will not be
sufficient to remove disease that has become seated, ― He therefore used cayenne tincture in
conjunction with lobelia tincture ―to retain the internal vital heat of the system and cause a free
perspiration.‖


Marshmallow Root Powder and Slippery Elm Bark Powder

These soothing, demulcent, and emollient foods are very similar in their healing and nutrient
properties. Dr. Shook wrote: ―Slippery elm is excellent remedy for all inflamed surfaces and
organs, either internal or external, stomach, intestines, lungs, bronchi and skin. It is especially
good for fire and burns or burns due to acid or strong alkali, inflamed or swollen joints or
muscles, dry and cough, inflammation of the chest, inflamed and swollen glands, and infected
wounds. It is a fine builder of bone and flesh in rachitic and weak children.‖ On his audio CD,
Dr. Christopher tells of a young boy who was a skeleton, with bed sores, unable to get out of
bed, and unable to keep any food down. Dr. Christopher nursed this boy back to health giving
him only slippery elm with water and applying slippery elm on the bed sores. Marshmallow is
equivalent with a less sweet taste. They are outstanding builders of muscle and all parts of the
body and the perfect foods for curing all diseases. They are difficult to mix with water, because
they clump. But if mixed with psyllium first, they mix with water without any clumping. Take
at least two heaping tablespoons of slippery elm and/or marshmallow every day. Here is a recipe
which I really like. It makes a delicious snack. You can mix up a big jar and keep it handy for
any time you get hungry during the day.

          2 Tablespoons               Slippery Elm and/or Marshmallow Powder
          1 Tablespoon                Psyllium
          1 Tablespoon                Walnuts (Whole or Pieces)
          1 Tablespoon                Rolled Oats
          1 half Teaspoon             Cinnamon Powder

Mix the ingredients together in a bowl and add small amounts of water and honey or maple syrup
while stirring until the ingredients finish absorbing liquid and reach the consistency of
applesauce. This usually takes a minute or two.




                                                                                                   100
Mullen

Mullen leaf is an excellent antibiotical expectorant. The combination of 3 parts mullen and 1
part lobelia is used for any glandular problem including swollen lymph glands, swollen breasts,
thyroid, etc.

One night the lymph glands at the back of my neck were so swollen that I couldn’t turn my head
even a quarter of an inch. I drank three cups of the mullen and lobelia tea and wrapped a cloth
soaked in the same tea around my neck and covered with plastic wrap. The next morning the
problem was gone.


Neem

Neem is a fast growing tree from India. It is insecticidal, antifungal, anthelmentic, anti-filarial,
antibiotic, antiseptic, anti-parasitical, and alterative. The leaves, bark, and fruit are used. Neem
oil is made from the fruit and is used as an insect repellant and antifungal skin oil. When leaves
are used for fodder the animals love them and are healthy and parasite free. Their manure
contains neem and repels flies and all insects. Neem wood is excellent for fuel, furniture, and
house construction. The tall spreading trees provide shade and the area under the trees is
virtually insect free. No ants climb up neem trees. Neem has been spread to nearly all tropical
areas where it will grow. Neem projects have been executed by numerous non-governmental
organizations in Africa and Latin America and many tropical islands including Puerto Rico,
Dominican Republic, Haiti, etc. Neem generates income, reclaims the environment, and
provides numerous products for health and agriculture.

Nettle

Nettle is also called stinging nettle in many places. Nettle is alterative and nutritive. It is high in
iron and is especially beneficial for male and female problems and for pregnancy. See Red
raspberry for discussion of the red raspberry and nettle combination used during pregnancy.

Oat Straw and Horsetail

These two herbs are both high in organic silicon. Organic silicon is essential for tissue formation
but it is deficient in most diets. Silicon deficiency contributes to lymphatic congestion, thick
swollen ankles that never go back to normal, varicose veins, cancer, neuromuscular diseases, and
many other diseases. Oat straw must be boiled for at least 8 minutes to extract the silicon.
Horsetail tea can be prepared by infusion. Drink two or three cups per day.

Peppermint

Peppermint is the mint with menthol. Peppermint is warming, stimulant, digestive,
antispasmodic, and decongestant. Peppermint and elder tea is a traditional treatment for flu and
pneumonia and high fever diseases.



                                                                                                   101
An 85 year old lady came to Richard Schultz with cancer. He knew she was not up to his
Incurables Program so he asked her if she had any herbs growing in her yard. She said yes she
had lots of peppermint growing in her back yard. He told her to drink large amounts of it daily.
She did and the cancer disappeared!

Red Raspberry

Dr. Christopher recommended red raspberry daily before, during, and after pregnancy. My
daughters took red raspberry and nettle tea during pregnancy and the result was very healthy
babies. Red raspberry is astringent, high in iron, aids in preventing colds and flu, and is a
specific for reproductive health in both sexes and for all ages.

Sage

Sage is a culinary herb which adds a rich flavor and aroma to foods. It is carminative, promotes
saliva, and improves digestion. It is antiseptic, antispasmodic, and tonic. Sage is well known for
its effects on the brain – increasing memory and alertness and decreasing depression. One of the
meanings of the word sage is wise as in ―sage advice.‖ A sage is a wise old man. Sage is said to
promote long life. Sage sooths the mucus membranes of the mouth and throat and is used for
sore throat, laryngitis, and gum disease. Sage is specific for menopause and hot flashes.

St. John’s Wort

The pretty yellow flowers of St. John’s Wort resemble somewhat marigold and chamomile
flowers. These three herbs share antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic qualities. The
major difference is that St. John’s Wort is a stronger nervine and anti-depressant. It is used for
depression, neurasthenia, neuralgia, back pains, and nerve pains.

Thyme

Thyme is a common culinary herb used especially in Italian cooking. Thyme is one of the
strongest antiseptics and vermicides around. Thyme is used reliably in the worst cases of lung
infections, bronchitis, and whooping cough. It will kill all worms and is specific for hookworms.
Thyme is also used for digestion, cystitis, bed wetting, cuts, and fungal infections. Thyme oil is
an extremely strong antiseptic useful for cuts, wounds, and fungus.

Turmeric

Turmeric is the herb that gives curry powder its characteristic yellow color. It is possibly the
most used herb for both cooking and medicine in India. It is used for indigestion, liver disease,
diarrhea, insect bites, cuts, burns, sore eyes, high and low blood sugar, and on and on. The
principal action of turmeric is centered on the liver and gall bladder causing them to purge bile
and normalize. This action then radiates out to all of the glands including the thyroid, pancreas,
and adrenals.



                                                                                                102
Yarrow

Yarrow is one of the best multi-purpose herbal teas that can be used regularly and in large
amounts as a general restorative and tonic. Yarrow is diaphoretic and febrifugal. It is used for
fevers, colds, flu, and pneumonia. It is stypic but also promotes circulation. Yarrow is excellent
for menstrual problems – used regularly it will often work miracles all by itself.


Common Names -- Botanical Names


       Almond                 Melaleuca alternifolia
       Apple                  Pyrus malus
       Asparagus              Asparagus officinalis
       Barberry               Berberis Vulgaris
       Bayberry               Myrica cerifera
       Bearberry              Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
       Beet                   Beta vulgaris
       Black Cohosh           Cimicifuga racemosa
       Black Walnut           Juglans nigra
       Bloodroot              Sanguinaria canadensis
       Blue Cohosh            Caulophyllum thalictroides
       Blue Vervain           Verbena hastata
       Brussel Sprouts        Brassica oleracea gemmifera
       Bugleweed              Ajuga reptans
       Burdock                Arctium lappa
       Cabbage                Brassica oleracea
       Catnip                 Nepeta cataria
       Carrot                 Daucus carota
       Cascara                Cascara sagrada, Rhamnus purshiani cortex
       Castor                 Ricinus communis
       Cayenne                Capsicum
       Cedar Berries          Juniperus Monosperma
       Celery                 Apium graveolens
       Chamomile              Chamaemelum nobile
       Chaparral              Larrea tridentata
       Cinnamon               Cinnamomum verum
       Clove                  Syzygium aromaticum
       Coconut                Cocos nucifera
       Coffee                 Coffea Arabica or Coffea robusta
       Comfrey                Symphytum officinale
       Cucumber               Cucumis sativus
       Culver’s Root          Veronicastrum sibiricum.
       Dandelion              Taraxacum officinale


                                                                                               103
Echinacea          Echinacea (various)
Elder              Sambucus nigra and Sambucus canadensis
Elecampane         Inula Helenium
Endive             Cichorium endivia
Fennel             Foeniculum vulgare
French Sorrel      Rumex Acetosa
Flax               Linum usitatissimum
Garlic             Allium sativum
Ginger             Zingiber officinale
Goldenseal         Hydrastis Canadensis
Grape              Vitis vinifera
Gravel Root        Eupatorium purpureum
Hawthrorne         Crataegus oxyacanthoides
Horse Chestnut     Aesculus hippocastanum
Horseradish        Cochlearia Armoracia
Hydrangea          Hydrangea paniculata
Irish Moss         Chondrus crispus
Juniper            Juniperus communis
Kale               Artemisia arborescens
Lemongrass         Cymbopogon Citratus
Lettuce            Lactuca sativa
Licorice           Glycorrhiza glabra
Lobelia            Lobelia inflata
Mandrake           Podophyllum pelatum
Marigold           Calendula officinalis
Marshmallow root   Alcea rosea
Milk Thistle       Podophyllum pelatum
Mormon Tea         Ephedra viridis
Mullen             Verbascum thapsus
Mustard            Brassica rapa
Neem               Azadirachta Indica
Nettle             Urtica dioica
Oak                Quercus (various)
Oats               Avena sativa
Okra               Brassica rapa
Olive              Elaeagnus angustifolia
Oregon Grape       Berberis aquifolium
Parsley            Carum petroselinum
Parsnip            Pastinaca sativa
Poke               Phytolacca decandra
Potato             Solanum tuberosum
Prune              Prunus domestica
Psyllium           Plantago ovata
Sesame             Sesamum indicum
Skullcap           Scutellaria (various)
Slippery Elm       Ulmus fulva



                                                            104
       Tea                     Camellia sinensis and Thea sinensis
       Wormwood                Artemisia absinthium
       Peppermint              Mentha piperata
       Radish                  Raphanus sativus
       Red Raspberry           Rubus idaeus
       Sage                    Salvia officinalis
       Senna                   Cassia angustifolia
       Skullcap                Scutellaria lateriflora
       St. John’s Wort         Hypericum perforatum
       String Bean             Phaseolus vulgaris
       Tea Tree                Melaleuca alternifolia
       Thyme                   Thymus Vulgaris
       Tormentil               Potentilla Tormentilla
       Turmeric                Curcuma longa
       Watercress              Nasturtium officinale
       Wheat                   Triticum aestivum
       Wild Yam                Dioscorea Villosa
       Yarrow                  Achillea millefolium
       Yellow Dock             Rumex crispus


Vegetable Glycerin


Vegetable glycerin is an amazing substance with many uses and great value in natural healing.
Because of its nature between water and oil, it is able to penetrate into places where water can’t.

If you put vegetable glycerin on your skin, it will not evaporate like water will, nor will it fully
absorb into the skin like oil will. Instead, it will partly absorb but mostly it will stay on the skin
adhering there until it is wiped off or washed off. All by itself, it is mildly antiseptic and healing.
You can mix herbs with it and apply as a poultice.

Raj told me that when she worked for the Red Cross in Peshawar, Pakistan they administered
vegetable glycerin as a tonic to the sick and weak. It is a tonic all by itself. It is also very sweet
and makes a good sweetener for herbal teas and for blended foods.

Dr. Shook wrote: ―Vegetable glycerin unites with many insoluble poisons that have become
lodged or deposited in the body including various forms of mercury, arsenic, iodine, mineral
sulfates, strychnine, lead, etc. It is sometimes exceedingly difficult to dissolve and dislodge
these poisons from the tissues. Glycerin will often dissolve them and carry them out of the
organism. So many mysterious diseases which defy diagnosis are caused by deposited poisons.
Therefore, this information is invaluable to the practicing herbalist.‖ Vegetable glycerin will
serve well in any disease to remove the toxins which are blocking recovery.

Most people have never heard of vegetable glycerin and want to know what this mysterious
substance is. The following general information about vegetable glycerin is taken from


                                                                                                   105
Botanical.com: ―Vegetable glycerine comes to us through a very complex and sophisticated
method of extraction known as Hydrolysis, and the end product that we refer to as "Vegetable
Glycerine" is usually the by-product of another oils production. The basics of this system is that
the fats and oils of a raw ingredient (usually palm or coconut oils) are split into crude glycerol
fats, under the combined action of water, temperature and pressure. These temperatures can
exceed 400° degrees and the material is usually kept under pressure for 20-30 minutes. What is
actually occurring is a sort of "counter-flow" where the water absorbs glycerol from the fatty
acid phase of the oil production. After this phase this glycerol is isolated and further distilled to
give buyers a standard 99% Glycerin product. Vegetable Glycerin is a clear, colorless, and
odorless liquid with an incredibly sweet taste having the consistency of thick syrup. It is used as
an agent in cosmetics, toothpaste, shampoos, soaps, herbal remedies, pharmaceuticals, and other
household items. Because it is soluble in both water and alcohol, its versatility is a major
benefactor in its purported growth and popularity within the manufacturing sector. It is
invaluable as a natural source ingredient with emollient like properties which can soften and
soothe the skin, and it assists the outer epidermis in retaining moisture. This helps to explain why
it is one of the most popular cosmetic additives used today. Other uses include its solvency
action which aides herbalists in extracting botanical properties from plant materials without the
use of alcohol. This is especially helpful for those with alcohol sensitivities as most liquid herbal
extracts contain alcohol. Extracts made from Vegetable Glycerin typically have a shelf life of
14-24 months, whereas alcohol extracts can have an extended shelf life of 4-6 years.‖


How to Make Herbal Preparations

Herbal preparations include juices, teas, tinctures, syrups, oils, creams, and poultices.


Herbal Juices

Herbal juices can be made using a juicer, a tincture press, or a blender. Fresh herbal juices are
probably the most potent form of herbal nutrition. Whenever it is possible to do so, juicing the
fresh herbs is an excellent idea. Which procedure to use for juicing herbs depends on the herbs
to be juiced and on what equipment is available.

Juicer Option: The Omega Juicer and the various Wheatgrass Juicers are good for juicing
many herbs. Both electric and manual models are available. You can go on line and do a
Google search for these types of juicers. The Champion Juicer is good for certain herbs such as
ginger, parsley, and other herbs which are relatively juicy, but it is useless for grasses and other
fine and delicate herbs.

Tincture Press Option: A tincture press is a step up from a juicer because it will put the herbs
under high pressure and press out the maximum amount of juice from the herbs. Horizon Herbs
sells an excellent tincture press for $650 plus shipping. There are cheaper presses which can also
be used effectively. It may be necessary to grind, blend, or mash the herbs before slowly
expressing the juice in the tincture press.



                                                                                                 106
Blender Option: Cut the herbs in pieces. Fill your container (glass, cup, bottle, thermos, or any
container) with water and pour it into the blender. Add enough herb pieces to about half fill up
the space occupied by the water in the blender. Blend at a high speed and strain back into the
container. If you repeat this procedure with the pulp two or three times, you will get more out of
the herbs each time until there is nothing left except the white cellulose of the herbs – which you
can throw away. I have used a blender many times to juice burdock root and to juice wheat grass
and other grasses. It is cheap and easy and it works really well.

Herbal juices should be drunk soon after juicing. They lose their potency by the minute. After a
few hours you may as well throw them away. However, you can preserve an herbal juice by
making a tincture – see the discussion of tinctures below.

Herbal Teas

A tea can be made by infusion or decoction.

To make an infusion, place the herbs in water and allow it to steep – but you do not apply heat.
Infusions are good for leaves and flowers. The water can be hot, warm, or cold. The hotter the
water is when you pour it on the herbs, the faster it will extract. A cold infusion takes longer but
it does less damage to the enzymes and vitamins. Delicate herbs like sage and saffron are good
in a cold infusion.

To make a decoction, place the herbs in a pan with water and boil or simmer the herbs for a
period of time – ten minutes or twenty minutes or longer. Roots, barks and woody parts of herbs
are appropriate for decoctions. To concentrate the decoction, you can put it on low heat for a
longer time and evaporate the water until the decoction is as thick as you desire – but be careful
not to let it get dry and burn.

Most teas are made using dried herbs which extract more easily than fresh herbs. But fresh herb
teas can be a real treat with vibrant colors, flavors, and aroma unattainable using dried herbs. To
make the best fresh herb tea there a couple of tips to keep in mind. First tip is to mince them up
before putting them in the container so that they will extract better. Second tip is to use plenty of
herbs and really pack them into the container. Infuse for leaves and flowers and decoct for roots,
barks, and woody parts. Mint, lemon balm, thyme, and any fresh garden herb is a good
candidate for making a fresh herb tea.

Herbal Tinctures

Herbal tinctures can be made with vegetable glycerin, apple cider vinegar, or grain alcohol.

Vegetable glycerin tinctures and apple cider vinegar tinctures have a shelf life of 6 months to a
year or more. Grain alcohol tinctures can last for many years if kept well sealed and in a cool
and dark place.

Despite the fact that vegetable glycerin tinctures and apple cider vinegar tinctures have a shorter
shelf life, they are usually superior to alcohol tinctures because both vegetable glycerin and apple


                                                                                                 107
cider vinegar are very beneficial for healing whereas alcohol is empty calories and negative
nutrition. However, there are a few herbs with important constituents which can only be
extracted with alcohol and in these cases an alcohol tincture is the only option.

Vegetable Glycerin Tinctures

To make a vegetable glycerin tincture, Dr. Edmond Shook recommended to first make a tea
(infusion or decoction) and then to add a minimum of 25% vegetable glycerin to preserve it. In
this procedure, water is the menstrum and you just follow the procedures described above to
make tea, concentrate the tea as much as you want, let it cool, and add the vegetable glycerin.

Another way to make a vegetable glycerin tincture is to use the vegetable glycerin itself as the
menstrum. In this case it is recommended to blend the glycerin and the herb well and allow the
mixture to sit and macerate for two weeks. After two weeks strain through a strainer and allow
to settle for two days. Because of the high viscosity of glycerin, this settling time may be
necessary. If solids settle to the bottom, decant through a several layers of cheesecloth.

A third way to make vegetable glycerin tincture is to add vegetable glycerin to herbal juice. In
this case, make the herbal juice according to the directions given above and add a minimum of
25% vegetable glycerin. I have done this with ginger juice, hawthorn berry mucilage, and lemon
juice with very satisfactory results.

To be safe, I usually put about 30% vegetable glycerin instead of the minimum of 25%. This has
the advantage that I don’t have to worry about really accurate measurement, and I have never
had a vegetable glycerin tincture spoil on me even though I have kept them unrefrigerated in
warm tropical climates such as Thailand and Puerto Rico.

See the section above entitled Vegetable Glycerin for more information about vegetable glycerin
and its many uses.

Apple Cider Vinegar Tinctures

Apple cider vinegar has 5 percent acetic acid. As a result, it is better than water at dissolving and
extracting many herbal constituents. It will also store without spoiling for several months or
even for years under the right conditions when it is kept cool, out of the light and tightly sealed.
Apple cider itself is highly beneficial for digestion and nutrition. It is also cleansing and
dissolves calcium and other mineral deposits accumulated outside the cell structure throughout
the body. For all these reasons, making an apple cider vinegar tincture is an excellent option.

Various vegetables such as horse radish, chilies, garlic, sweet peppers, onions, etc. can be grated
into small pieces or blended with apple cider vinegar to preserve them. Keep in a jar in the
refrigerator and use when desired.

To make a typical apple cider vinegar tincture, put the herbs (dry or fresh) into a container and
add apple cider vinegar so that the herbs are occupying about half of the space containing apple




                                                                                                 108
cider vinegar. Allow to sit for two weeks while shaking daily. Strain into another container.
Press the herbs if they are retaining a significant amount of the apple cider vinegar.

When making an apple cider vinegar tincture with seeds, roots, or uncut herbs, it is best to grind
them up or blend them at a high speed with the apple cider vinegar before macerating for two
weeks.

Alcohol Tinctures

Only grain alcohol is recommended for making alcohol tinctures. 20 percent alcohol content is
the minimum required to keep an alcohol tincture from spoiling. However, in order to extract
well from herbs it is recommended that the alcohol content of the macerating mixture should be
at least 40 percent. This means that the common 80 proof alcohol (which contains 40 percent
alcohol) is adequate for dry herbs.

If the herbs are fresh, then their liquid content needs to be taken into account. If they are not
highly juicy herbs, 100 proof alcohol (which has 50 percent alcohol) content should be sufficient.
In some states, 190 proof grain alcohol (which has 95 percent alcohol) is for sale and can be
mixed with water to get the exact desired alcohol content.

When selecting the alcohol to use, try to find one with no sugar added and little or no flavoring.
Smirnoff’s Vodka is a good choice because it is well filtered and has almost no impurities.

Alcohol will often extract better and last longer. For this reason many commercial herb product
companies prefer to sell alcohol tinctures. Many people argue that the small amount of alcohol
in a recommended dosage of a tincture is not significant and can be easily metabolized by the
liver.

This argument makes sense for a person who is in good general health and will truly only be
using a small amount for a limited time. However, it doesn’t make sense for a person with a
chronic disease or degenerative condition because such a person is not in good health and will
not require only a little bit of herbal medicine. When we are on the Holistic Program and
fighting a killer disease, we don’t want the body to have to divert its limited resources to
eliminating poison. Alcohol is empty calories and has no nutritive value at all. The alcohol in
the herbal tincture, although it has absorbed some herbal properties, is still very empty and
thirsty and extracts from the body tissues. It pulls calcium and other minerals out of the bones,
teeth, hair, skin, veins, arteries, muscles, nerves, and brain. It travels rapidly to every part of the
body where it weakens the immune system and interrupts the healing process.

There are some important constituents in some herbs which can only be extracted by alcohol.
Dr. Shook wrote about one case of epilepsy where he had to use alcohol tincture of black cohosh
to get a cure. Evergreen tree saps will not dissolve in water but will in alcohol. But there are
only relatively few cases where alcohol is really needed to extract constituents which will not
dissolve in water.




                                                                                                    109
For 99 percent of herbs, vegetable glycerin or apple cider vinegar tinctures will do the job and
alcohol is not necessary. For a list of such herbs, please see the discussion of vegetable glycerin
in An Advanced Treatise on Herbology by Dr. Edmond Shook.

However, because glycerin and vinegar tinctures are weaker, it may be necessary to use more –
perhaps about twice as much.

For many years, I have been using an alcohol tincture of Dr. Christopher’s Eyebright Formula
for my eyes. I fill the eyedropper half full with water and add about 6 drops of the tincture and
then let it sit for an hour or more before washing my eyes with the eyebright solution. I let it sit
for an hour or more before using it because this allows the alcohol in the tincture to evaporate. I
learned from experience that if I use the eyewash solution too soon the alcohol content in it
makes my eyes really sting.

Anyone using an alcohol tincture for any purpose can evaporate off the alcohol before
consuming the tincture. This is very easy to do. Just put the desired dosage of tincture on a plate
and leave it out in the open air long enough for the alcohol to evaporate. The warmer the plate is
the faster the alcohol will evaporate. Alternately, you can add hot water to the tincture and this
will also accelerate the evaporation.

There is also a process of converting an alcohol tincture to a glycerin tincture. The final result is
a glycerin tincture with no alcohol. This process is also very easy and very simple. First,
evaporate off the alcohol content of the entire alcohol tincture. This can be done by putting the
alcohol tincture in a shallow pan such as a clean frying pan or cafeteria tray or baking dish.
Allow it to sit in the open until all the alcohol content has evaporated. A litmus paper test is one
way to determine that all of the alcohol has evaporated. If your sense of smell is good, you can
also tell by smelling. Or perhaps you can tell by tasting. When the alcohol has all evaporated,
pour the liquid back into a container and add a minimum of 25 percent vegetable glycerin.

Herbal Syrups

The old way to make herbal syrup is with about 2 parts sugar and one part herbal tea or herbal
juice. I have read that such syrups will store well and not spoil. But they are two thirds sugar
which is healing!

A healthy alternative is to use raw pure honey and mix herbs with it. If the honey is kept thick
enough, it will not spoil, though it may crystallize. But if you put too much water in honey
syrup, it will definitely spoil. It is difficult to know how much water is too much. In my
experience, even a little bit of water is dangerous to add to honey.

So, my recommendation for making a syrup which will store for a long time without spoiling is
to make a syrup with a minimum of 25% vegetable glycerin. The vegetable glycerin itself is
sweet and will contribute to the sweetness of the syrup. To make the syrup sweet enough you
can add honey or fresh squeezed sugar cane juice or stevia or any sweet fruit juice provided it
doesn’t have any big lumps.




                                                                                                 110
Herbal Infused Oils

To make an herbal infused oil, put the herbs in a container and cover with a good quality
vegetable oil like olive oil, almond oil, etc. Allow to macerate for two weeks and strain through
a cloth or fine strainer. To increase the extraction, put the container in the sun or in a warm
place. One way to make the oil warm is to put the container in a crock pot fitted with a dimmer
switch. Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature of the water in the crock pot and
calibrate the dimmer switch. Set the temperature at somewhere between 110 and 120 degrees F.
Herbal infused oils will last pretty well and are very valuable for applying herbal healing through
the skin. One example is arnica infused oil used for inflammation and bruises.



Herbal Creams

To make an herbal cream or ointment start with one infused oil or with a mixture of infused oils.
Next add something to the infused oil to make it solid or semi-solid as desired. One good thing
to add is beeswax which will stay solid even in hot weather. The beeswax needs to be melted
and mixed with the infused oil(s) and then poured into containers and allowed to cool. When
planning to make a cream you can choose coconut oil to infuse the herbs in because coconut oil
solidifies at cool temperatures and requires less beeswax to stay solid even in hot weather.

Herbal Poultices

Herbal poultices consist of mashed or ground up herbs applied externally. An example of a
simple poultice is plantain leaves mashed up in your hands and applied to an insect bite, scrape,
or any case of localized blood poisoning. Comfrey, hounds tongue, mullen, cabbage, grass, and
many herbs make good poultices when they are fresh and juicy and can be mashed or ground up
and applied.

Dry herbs can also be used to make poultices if liquid is added. Fresh and dry herbs can be
combined in a poultice too.

Several drawing poultices are described under Cancer. These poultices can be used for any
lump, tumor, or problem which is near the skin or even is deep in the tissue.

To make a poultice, we start with some herbs and blend them at a high speed. The liquids which
are good for blending poultices include apple cider vinegar, vegetable glycerin, herbal juices,
herbal teas, and water. After blending the herbs, you need to thicken a poultice and to make it
more sticky so it will adhere better. As thickeners you can use marshmallow powder, slippery
elm bark powder, Bentonite clay, activated charcoal, raw potatoes, coconut meat from the green
coconut, banana, avocado, or any organic plant material which provides a suitable medium.
Adjust the amounts of liquid and thickener to get a consistency that will spread easily but will
not run.




                                                                                               111
Poultice mixes are made from perishable herbs and are not meant to have a long shelf life. But
especially if made with vegetable glycerin and/or apple cider vinegar, the poultice mixes may
store for a few days up to a week or so while being used up. It is recommended to refrigerate
and check it each day to be sure the poultice mixture is not developing mould or turning rancid.
From experience you can learn to make only as much as will be used up before it goes bad.

Sources of Supplies, Books, Training, and Services

Juicer: The Champion Juicer and the Omega 4000 juicer are good for home use. They cost
more than the cheap juicers but pay for themselves in saved produce costs because they make
more juice from the same amount of fruit and vegetables. The juice also tastes better. The
Omega 4000 doesn’t heat up the juice like the Champion sometimes, does and as a result I prefer
it over the Champion.

Pacific Botanicals: 1-541-479-7777 Grants Pass, Oregon Sells Organic Herbs. Best quality
bulk herbs and low prices. www.pacificbotanicals.com

Water Distillers: Lowcost: (1) Sears in the Plumbing Department.
                 (2) Waterwise in Leesburg, Florida.
                 (3) Durastill in S. Weymouth, MA 1-800-449-5260

Dr. Christopher Herbs: 800-453-1406 Herbs, Vegetable Glycerin, Wheat Germ Oil, and
Castor Oil.

Dr. Christopher Herb Shop in Springville, Utah: 1-801-489-4500.
www.drchristophersherbshop.com

Consumer Health Organization of Canada: 416-924-9800 www.consumerhealth.org

The School of Natural Healing: www.snh.cc Training and books. Also maintains a data base
of herbalist practitioners.

Herbal Midwife Association of Utah: Diane Bjarnson, 801-785-9272

Horizon Herbs: Organic seeds, roots, live plants, books, videos, and tincture press. Phone 541-
846-6704 in Williams, Oregon. www.horizonherbs.com

A Major Difference: Sells the Ion Cleanse. 1-877-315-8638.

Organic Gardening Magazine: www.organicgardening.com

Article on Nirilosides: http://www.navi.net/~rsc

The Lifeforce Plan: Sells Candida Force for treating Candida Overgrowth.
www.lifeforceplan.com



                                                                                              112
Paul’s Grains: 1-641-476-3373 Organic grains, flours, cereals, beef, lamb, dried fruits, nuts,
seeds, honey, and apples in season. www.paulsgrains.com

Merz Apothecary: Bulk herbs, herbal products, Bavarian Alpenol, Swedish Bitters, soaps,
lotions, etc. Located in Chicago.

Christopher Hobbs: www.christopherhobbs.com          Herbal Books and Information

Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Michael Moore, Director. Website contains
numerous herbal books and remote learning courses are available. www.swsbm.com

Steven Foster: www.stevenfoster.com        Herbal Books and Fantastic Images

National Organic Directory: Community Alliance with Family Farmers (CAFF) www.caff.org
530-756-8518 Organic Farms, Suppliers, Associations, Publications, Seminars, etc.
http://earthnotes.tripod.com/index.htm

Wellness Pathways: www.wellnesspathways.com

Seth Ayurvedics: www.sethayurvedics.com

Dr. Duke’s Ethnobotanical Database: www.ars-grin.gov/duke

Bibliography

Sam Biser and Richard Schultz: Save Your Life Video Collection

Richo Cech: Making Plant Medicine

John R. Christopher: Curing the Incurables, Herbal Home Health Care, The School of Natural
Healing

James A. Duke: The Green Pharmacy

Ann Louise Gittleman: Guess What Came to Dinner

Horizon Herbs: Growing Guide and Catalogue 541-846-6704

Michael Ignatief: The Warrior’s Honor

Jethro Kloss: Back to Eden

Hanna Kroeger: Parasites The Enemy Within

Jeffrey McCombs: Life Force Plan



                                                                                             113
Kenneth Meadows: Where Eagles Fly – A Shamanic Way to Inner Wisdom

Ellen Norton: Neem

Debra Nuzzi St.Clair: Pocket Herbal Reference

Cynthia Olson: Australian Tea Tree Oil Guide

Mark Pederson: Nutritional Herbology

Richard Schultz: Master Herbalist Video Series and Teachers Notes Study Guide, There Are No
Incurable Diseases – Cleansing and Detoxification Program, Healing Male and Female Diseases
Naturally

Edmond Shook: Advanced Treatice in Herbology

Irene Steenhagen: Aromatherapy for One and All

Edmond Szekely: The Essene Gospel of Peace, Search for the Ageless, The Essene Book of
Asha, The Zend Avesta, The Essene Code of Life

Louise Tenney: Today’s Herbal Health

Barbara and Peter Theiss: The Family Herbal

Maria Treben: Health through God’s Pharmacy

Norman Walker: Fresh Vegetable and Fruit Juices

Skye Weintraub: The Parasite Menace

Ann Wigmore: Why Suffer, Be Your Own Doctor, The Sprouting Book, The Wheatgrass Book,
Hippocrates Diet and Health Program




                                                                                         114

				
DOCUMENT INFO
Shared By:
Categories:
Tags:
Stats:
views:67
posted:5/8/2012
language:English
pages:114