How Potent is my herbal extract or tincture? Is it strong enough to help me?
There are many companies producing herbal formulas, but not all are equal. Most companies are manufacturing formulas that fall far below the potency needed to produce lasting clinical results.
How strong does an herbal formula need to be to work effectively?
Formula strength is determined by the ratio of herbs to alcohol used in production and the length of extraction time. Our formulas are made with a 1:1 ratio – one part herb to one part organic grape alcohol. This is what we have found creates the best clinical results. That means our formulas contain 66% – 80% more herb than other companies. We extract each of our formulas for a month in comparison to the 24 hrs – 2 weeks used by most companies. Because our formulas are handmade in glass their potency is not reduced or contaminated by machinery or plastic and metal containers. The micronized herb and energetic components also contribute greatly to their effectiveness.
Other companies use a 1:4, 1:5, and as low as 1:10 ratio in order to increase profits. The less herbs used, the more money they make. Unfortunately you and your health end up paying the hidden price. Cheaper formulas are not as strong. You will end up spending a lot more in the long run in an attempt to get results.
It’s spring cleaning once again and an excellent time to talk about clearing our body of radiation. The nuclear reactor leakage from Fukushima has brought the issue of radiation to our attention and with the advent of portable detectors people are tracking the amounts that we are being exposed to on a daily basis. Although radiation has been an issue for some time, Fukushima has increased the level we are exposed to through the air, water and food.
Where is radiation coming from?
Worldwide there are 400 nuclear reactors. We are also exposed through: the use of depleted uranium in bombs used by the United States, detonation tests of bombs, medical x-rays, cat scans, exposure during air travel, the inclusion of radioactive materials in common items such as silverware and dishes, furniture, as well as natural forms of radiation.
How much has radiation increased?
“Normal” or “safe” background levels in the past have been listed between 15-18 cpm (clicks per minute). We purchased a radiation detection meter after Fukushima and began testing samples of water, air, food, and rain water. It was quite disturbing to find how much higher the radiation has increased. The amount of radiation we are being exposed to in the air, food and water daily over the last few months has been testing at 90 cpm or higher!
What are the effects of low level radiation exposure?
Low level radiation exposure can and does impact our health. Here is a list of symptoms that have occurred from this kind of exposure.
* Cesium 137 accumulates in fatty tissues, liver, spleen and muscles
* Iodide-131 accumulates in Thyroid, breast and ovaries
* Strontium-90 concentrates in your bones and liver
* Barium-140 causes bone tumors up to 30 years later
* Tellurium-132 causes cell mutations, repeatedly via replication
* Yttrium-0 damage to liver and respiration
* Plutonium-244 concentrates in your liver
* Uranium 235 accumulates in your bones and liver
Radiation can cause damage to every system in the body, preventing healing. Radiation adds to the level of free radical damage which is responsible for a lot of the damage. It also burns cells from direct exposure.
GMOs ARE A SERIOUS THREAT. They cause degenerative disease, cancer, DNA damage and interfere with the body’s ability to heal and maintain balance. We strongly recommend that you pay extra close attention to what you eat and include a GMO detoxification as part of your healing protocol.
GMOs contain vaccines, create toxic proteins, instruct the body to produce pesticides, prevent absorption of nutrients, cause allergies and degenerative diseases like cancer, and contribute to sterility. One study that involved feeding GMO potatoes to rats for 10 days showed: GI and immune dysfunction, slower growth, impaired internal organ development, pre-cancerous growth, partial atrophy of liver, reproductive impairment, and brain size decrease.
WHAT ARE GMOs? GMOs are plants and animals that are genetically engineered by merging their DNA with that of different species, such as other plants, animals, bacteria and viruses. Certified Organic farmers are not allowed to knowingly plant GMO seed but because pollen and seed are hard to keep isolated in open fields, contamination of non GMO crops often occurs. This toxic approach to agriculture has been responsible for creating “super weeds” and “superbugs” in the same way antibiotics and vaccines have mutated bacteria and viruses.
Despite biotech industry promises, there are no consumer benefits to GMO products: they do not increase yield, they are not drought tolerant, nor do they offer enhanced nutrition. More than 60 countries, including Australia, Japan, and the entire European Union are against GMOs and have severely restricted them or banned them outright. 91% of U.S. citizens polled want GMOs to be labeled and a recent CBS/New York Times poll reports that 53% of consumers say they would not buy GMO foods. To learn more about what is safe to eat or how you can influence GMO legislation go to: http://www.nongmoproject.org/learn-more/
We are being genetically altered by the foods we eat and clearing these things from the body is crucial. Detoxification of artificial sweeteners (sucralose, fructose, aspartame and others) is also important since they have a similar effect on the body’s systems, causing damage to DNA, cancer and other degenerative diseases. Fructose, and sugar in general, is not only harmful and addictive but often genetically modified. Ask your health practitioner about Byron White Formulas Detox Support
“The… herbal regimen that we have found to be effective is the Byron White protocol. We have used [Byron White Formulas] in over one thousand patients who fail antibiotics, fail other herbal protocols, or continue to relapse when they are off antibiotics.”
“To date we are finding that some patients with elevated titers of HHV-6 and Epstein-Barr who complain of chronic fatigue are having a positive response to the Byron White A-EB/H6 formula, thanks to the specific combination of antiviral herbs.” — Dr. Richard Horowitz Why Can’t I Get Better?
Dr. Richard Horowitz, one of our registered practitioners, has been using our formulas successfully for several years. He is a board certified N.Y. internist in the heart of Lyme country and is known for combining classical and complementary medicine in the treatment of over 12,000 chronic Lyme patients, internationally, in the last 20 years. Dr. Horowitz was the Director of Medicine at Vassar Brothers Hospital and is a former president elect of ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society).
Because Lyme is called the “Great Imitator” and accurate testing is hard to obtain, getting proper care can be challenging. Lyme’s growing prominence is bringing it more into public focus and is changing the way medical professionals treat this complicated illness. Dr. Horowitz has just published a new book, which should shed even more light on these issues. Why Can’t I Get Better presents a crucial paradigm shift that should be effective in educating the public and reduce the number of those who needlessly suffer from Lyme disease.
Why Can’t I Get Better presents a 16 Point Differential Diagnostic Map, which is the basis for his approach to healing, and helps cut through the frustration and misinformation about Lyme and other chronic illnesses. Dr. Horowitz’s enlightening story of medical discovery, science and politics is a must-read and valuable resource for anyone suffering from chronic illness. It will help them to identify their own symptoms and work more effectively with their doctors for the best possible treatment outcome.
Dr. Horowitz was recently presented with a Humanitarian of the Year award, by the Turn the Corner Foundation, for his treatment of Lyme Disease and has dedicated his life to helping those suffering with this devastating illness. The culmination of his years of experience battling chronic illness can be found in Why Can’t I Get Better. It’s true that knowledge is power, but accurate and helpful information about Lyme, in the current jumble of confusion and misinformation available, has been an overwhelming challenge for most. Dr. Horowitz’s new book is about to change that. If you would like to educate yourself further you can order the book from one of the sources below:
We are proud to be part of Dr.Horowitz’s holistic approach to healing:
“Many of my Chronic Lyme disease patients relapse once they are taken off antibiotics, so herbal protocols are essential for them to maintain a sense of wellness. I have used the Byron White Formulas with well over a thousand patients over the past several years. They are an excellent option because of the wide range of treatment options they offer for Lyme disease and coinfections, as well as their superior efficacy and purity. I highly recommend using them in an integrated treatment approach.” Dr. Richard Horowitz, MD
Macmillan website: http://us.macmillan.com/whycantigetbetter/RichardHorowitz#buy-the-book