Monday, January 16, 2017

Winter is here but you don't have to let your skin suffer (too)

Winter is coming may be a great line in Frozen or for King of Thrones fans but to many of us, winter just means dry, chapped skin. Cold winter winds can rip micro layers of skin off, exposing and drying the natural oils below. Add to the inner environment artificial heat that drys skin and airways. Outdoors or indoors, skin suffers in the winter.

But there is hope. Try a couple of these simple products from Natural Healing Tools to survive winter in style.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize – It is extremely important to moisturize the skin - winter is as important as in summer. Dr. Willard’s Aloe Gel is a great solution to care for the skin all year long, as it contains natural ingredients, as well as the Willard Water® patented catalyst. The Aloe in this formula is non-scented and formulated to dry quickly without any stickiness.

Don't forget your nose... that is the most abused skin in the winter! Keep on hand our Nasal Rescue.

Invest in a Humidifier – Cold and dry air is an enemy to the skin, sucking the moisture out, and causing the skin to dry, crack, flake and age faster.

Try our Warm Mist Humidifier. This version allows for essential oils to be added to the mist, creating therapeutic effects for your entire family. 

Masks – A great moisturizing mask can eliminate dry skin and give a needed boost of morale. There are a variety of scrubs and masks available but our favorite is the Episilk Moisture mask. 

Or just bathe in natural moisture with our Ancient Mineral Bath Flakes. No crazy perfumes. Just purely natural soft skin - while taking your magnesium. 

Just don't let winter get ahead of you by taking a moment to take care of your skin! 

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Staying Indoors This Winter?

Being stuck inside drives many of us to resort to more screen time to fill the winter dull-drums. The result is the added time and proximity we are exposing ourselves to electromagnetic waves (EMF).

EMF waves are generated from anything electronic, either plugged in or powered with a battery. The higher EMF emitters are microwaves and anything that pulls an internet signal (like a smart phone).

The best line of defense - distance. The farther you are physically from the source of the EMF, the less powerful the wave. In the evening - limit screen time and replace with exercise, mind games like puzzles or have friends over. At bedtime - take the laptop and smart phones away from the bedroom. Unplug electronics. Move the network gear (like WiFi) away from the bedroom.

Next, consider EMF protection products. These are available for the entire home (here) or for a specific use. Check out the cell phone protection products (here) and personal jewelry (here).

When asked what we use, here's a partial list:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Taking On Winter

The kids are in school (and/or daycare). More time spent inside with crowds. Snow is on the news. The winter cold and flu season is in full swing.

Short of wearing a biohazard suit or sequestering yourself in your home, you're not getting out of at least a little bit of exposure to this year's microbial goody bag - especially if you have children and grandchildren (a.k.a. our beloved little plague-carrying beings who are able to take down an entire healthy family in one fell swoop).

So what do you do? Will you wait until you feel those tell-tale signs? Or would you rather make some prophylactic dietary changes and supplement implementations?


Well, let’s start with the dietary end of the equation. A surprisingly common and readily accessible micro-nutrient has shown to be very promising with regards to both preventing and treating the common cold as well as influenza. Through clinical research polyphenols have exhibited a multitude of health benefits – one obviously being its robust anti-viral capabilities, possessing the means to not only fend off contagions but to improve the body’s own ability to eradicate infection.

Polyphenols are found in abundance in:
  • green & black teas
  • apples & [pure] apple cider
  • dark chocolate
  • red wine & grape skins
  • coffee
  • flaxseed meal
  • pomegranates
  • almonds
  • spinach
  • and a wide variety of berries (such as blueberries & elderberries)
If you can't get enough of the polyphenols in your diet, consider Yes EFA Parent Essential Oils made from flaxseed. Available in capsule or liquid. Some don't want more pills to take, try adding the Yes EFA liquid straight to your morning shake!

Magnolia officinalis, specifically its bark, is also polyphenol-rich and can be made into tea or extract. Although more common among traditional oriental medicine, Magnolia officinalis has been successfully used for cold, flu, and pneumonia and is also a potent anti-inflammatory agent.

Healthy Gut

Another way to help boost your immunity is by cultivating a healthy gut. In fact, it is hypothesized that our microbiome is the true key to our immune system. That means increasing your probiotic (good bacteria) intake with live, fermented foods and high quality supplements (try Prescript Assist Probiotic), as well as boosting your consumption of prebiotics which help feed your gut and stimulate activity.

Prebiotic foods include chicory root, dark leafy greens, garlic, onions, asparagus, and bran. These foods contain high amounts of indigestible dietary fiber which ultimately feed our complementary microbes and cultivate rich bacterial populations.

As many of you probably already know, Vitamin C has a long history of use for preventing and alleviating cold & flu. Countless studies have shown high dose Vitamin C being a tenacious anti-viral agent and immune booster. Intravenous doses have even been used to treat shingles, showing a decrease in “pain, dermatologic findings and accompanying common complaints.”

Other common cold & flu remedies include Zinc, Echinacea, Goldenseal (berberine), and garlic – although garlic, currently, has less studies supporting this claim, despite its long-time recommendation.

Of lesser notoriety, but great import, are N-acetylcysteine (NAC), Ginseng, Ashwagandha, Brahmi, and Curcumin. Along with Echinacea, Ashwagandha and Brahmi have demonstrated immunostimulatory effects (increase immunoglobulin production). One such study indicated that they also “may regulate antibody production by augmenting both Th1 and Th2 cytokine production.”

Panax Ginseng has shown an aptitude for immune activation and modulation. During studies, Red Ginseng specifically has displayed an ability to inhibit replication of influenza virus, reduce severity of the infection, decrease recovery time, and increase survival rate.

Help Your Body

On top of boosting your diet and supplement intake, there are other ways to help your body evade illness. The first, of course, is to get plenty of sleep. Insufficient sleep is positively criminal when it comes to your health, and robs your immune system of its ability to fight off intruders.  Next, remove or reduce stressful stimuli (Easier said than done, right?). Stress not only lowers your immune system response, but it also results in an excessive loss of vital nutrients such as magnesium.

And finally, exercise! Yes, we can’t leave out exercise – that endorphin releasing activity that not only boosts mood but your immune system as well. Just think – if the zombie apocalypse does come, you’ll want to be fit fit fit!

For a healthier cold and flu season - proper diet, balanced supplementation, lower stress, good sleep and exercise.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Colema Boards History

The history of Colema Boards® goes back to the early 1970s...

Victor Earl Irons, a leading specialist on bowel problems, lectured on health and promoted bowel cleansing since the 1940’s. He was a leading advocate in the use of natural substances, believing strongly that the body is fully capable of healing itself when given the opportunity. He highly recommended using enemas in conjunction with his 7 Day Cleansing Program to obtain the best results. At that time, only enema bags were available, and professional colonics were not readily available.

Later, in 1975, Victor Irons worked with George and Kay Shaffer of Arizona, on an enema board that allowed an individual to administer repeated enemas without removal of a rectal tip. The “Colema Board” home enema board kit was born! “Colema” is a combined name of “colon” and “enema”.

Victor was friends with Bernard Jensen, a renowned iridologist, and introduced him to the Colema Board® and Vitratox Seven Day Cleansing Program for his prostate problems. After Jensen’s personal success with the program, Jensen put his patients, at his Ranch in Escondido, CA, on the Irons’ cleanse. The cleansing experience with the Colema Board® and Vitratox Seven Day Cleansing Products led to the writing of “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” by Bernard Jensen. Known throughout the world, this book has benefited and encouraged thousands to cleanse their bodies with amazing and wonderful results!

Today, over 34 years later, the Colema Board® remains the leader in home enema board kits domestically and worldwide. The “Colema®” name has become a household name for home enema kits, as Kleenex® has become a reference to facial tissue. Colema® is also being used to describe the process of taking an enema using an enema board. Due to this, there have been board imitations that have tried to use our trademark name and have confused the public as to the origin of the word “Colema” and “colenema”. It is, in fact, a company name, not an industry title.

There are cheaper “knock-off” enema board imitations out there; however, they have not been able to duplicate the comfort, quality, and safety that our Colema Boards® products offer. There are millions of satisfied users of the Colema Board®. And, by purchasing a Colema Board® brand enema board kit, you are guaranteed a product that has a long standing reputation (over 34 years!) for quality, integrity, and outstanding customer service.

An acknowledgement and excerpt from Dr. Jensen’s “Tissue Cleansing Through Bowel Management” (1979):
“We consider Mr. V. E. Irons to be one of our best friends. He is one I am indebted to for the ideas worked out in this Colema program. After many years of using this, we consider this program to be the fastest, easiest, and least complicated tissue cleansing program available...”

Thursday, January 5, 2017

What Make Calphonite Different?

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body, and is used by virtually every cell. Along with phosphorous and magnesium, it forms the rigid structures of teeth and bones. The recommended dietary allowance for calcium is at least 1,000 mg per day. But, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 50% of American adults and up to 35% of adolescents are not getting enough calcium. This nutritional deficiency ends up costing the health care system $10 billion a year. When a woman or man does not get enough calcium from their diet, the body takes calcium from their bones to maintain steady levels in the blood. Over time, this loss may significantly weaken bone and lead to osteoporosis (or "porous" bones). Two-thirds of the 28 million Americans suffering from osteoporosis are women (and 50,000 die each year from post-fracture complications). Researchers and doctors alike recommend calcium supplements to bolster our intake of this essential mineral.


There are many different types of calcium supplements. Calcium citrate, calcium gluconate, and calcium phosphate are some commonly used forms. But, most forms require acid digestion in the stomach, and tablets can be very hard to break down. Calphonite is a liquid calcium dietary supplement that provides bioavailable calcium in a form that is very easily and quickly used by the body.


Calcium stores in bone are amassed until about 30 years of age. After that time, our bodies rely heavily on dietary calcium intake. Less than 50% of Americans achieve a sufficient level of intake. When dietary calcium intake is deficient, the body removes calcium from bone deposits, which can lead to osteoporosis. Today we are becoming ever more aware of the important role calcium plays in our lives.

Calphonite is a unique, scientifically formulated, time tested, effective means of supplementing calcium with the additional support of essential minerals: phosphorous, magnesium and manganese.

  1. Calphonite is an all-natural, vegan source of bioavailable calcium.
  2. It is in a liquid state, so it requires very little digestion to make the calcium available.
  3. The calcium from our product can be measured in the bloodstream (absorbed) within 90 minutes after taking it.
  4. Calphonite releases 50% more soluble calcium than bone meal.
  5. It is naturally acidic, so acid production in the stomach is not required.
  6. While we begin with dicalcium phosphate, our special processing method breaks down the calcium crystal, and holds it in an ionic state (i.e., Ca2+). This helps to resist crystal formation, and enhance absorption time during transit in the small intestine.
  7. The calcium from Calphonite is absorbed 8 times more readily than regular dicalcium phosphate (a common source of calcium supplements).


Calphonite An organic, vegan calcium supplement.
INGREDIENTS: Demineralized water, montmorillonite, dicalcium phosphate, magnesium gluconate and manganese gluconate (15 oz. liquid)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Food for Thought

Dr. E.V. McCollum, Professor at Johns Hopkins, stated:
"Eat nothing unless it will spoil or rot - but eat it before it does."

One of America´s greatest inventors, Thomas A. Edison, expressed:
"Until man duplicates a blade of grass, Nature can laugh at his ‘so-called´ scientific knowledge."
V. E. Irons, creator of Springreen natural supplements once said:

"Most people are aging because they are walking cesspools. They are literally rotting and decaying from the inside out."