For Your Health

Support Your Sphincter!

Did you know that the acid in your stomach could dissolve steel if it were given a chance? One of the components in your caustic digestive gruel is actually hydrochloric acid. That’s why it burns when it backs up into your esophagus. Poor esophagus, poor you! That acid is never supposed to escape from its abode within the protected walls of the stomach lining.

Roughly a quarter of the people in the U.S. regularly experience acid reflux – that burning in the gut. Putting out that burn drives a major industry of would be over the counter (as well as pharmaceutical) solutions. Unfortunately, ingesting chalky tablets, thick pink liquids and even prescription drugs, might be doing more long-term harm than good. Your body actually needs that acid in your stomach to successfully digest your food, particularly high proteins, so that you can glean all the needed nutrients. That acid also protects your body from harmful invasions of bad microbes. On the other hand, a continual attack of acid backing into your esophagus is painful and can eventually lead to ulcers and even cancer. What to do?

Researchers have found that one reason that acid flows up into your esophagus when it is not supposed to is because the sphincter at the top of your stomach doesn’t get the signal to close up when there is not enough acid. Low acidity, meaning a too high PH level, could be the cause of all this trouble in the first place. There are many reasons why you might have a higher PH level in your stomach than you should. So taking anti-acids, while cooling things off in the short term, actually could be exacerbating things in a bad way over the long-term. Isn’t it amazing to think that you may actually have too little acid not too much. If you increase the acidity level (lowering your stomach PH factor) to where it should be your digestive processes can normalize and your sphincter can get back to doing its job.

At New Genesis Health, we offer a product called HCL Plus. The main ingredient is hydrochloric acid derived from Betaine hydrochloride. HCL Plus with a proprietary formula of hydrochloric acid, papain and ginger root, is meant to build back the acid in your stomach so that your amazing digestive tract can do what it needs to do without overflowing where it’s not supposed to be. However, this is not a supplement to be used casually. My own experience with HCL Plus reinforced that truth. I once took two capsules about a half hour after a big meal thinking it would help my body digest all that food. That was a mistake and I felt the burn literally for two days afterwards. I finally remembered FOS, and that put out the fire. But then a few days later I had a steak dinner and felt I needed to see what was up with the HCL Plus. This time I took one capsule mid-meal and it helped my digestive tract process the acidic proteins tremendously. Lesson learned about timing and dosage.

When the inputs, processes and outputs are working the way they should, the body’s natural signals can function the way they are meant to. So do it the right way. Support your sphincter! Your HCL Plus is waiting for you if you need it.

WarPath

As peace loving humans, we generally think of war as a dirty word. We love and promote our armed forces and are so grateful for their service and sacrifces, but I think all of us consider war to be a necessary evil, only for defense, and something that is to be avoided if at all possible.

There is another kind of war that is a necessary evil as well. The enemies are many and very sneaky. They can catch up with you and overtake you like the proverbial frog in water that slowly heats up until boiling. That frog never knew what hit him as he became frog stew.

Among this kind of enemy are aging, lethargy, low blood sugar, brain fog, oxidization, I could go on! Well The Green Herb would like to introduce you to War Path. Reading the list of ingredients alone is enough to pump you up and bring a sparkle to your eye. Yes, who doesn’t need a bit of caffeine or tribulus terestris extract in their lives as they lean into the struggle for vibrancy!

This botanical, tribulus terestris, is another small plant that is used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine. It is said to support the immune system, urinary tract, the libido and hormone levels, reduce blood sugar and cholesterol and reduce swelling. You can see why it is included in the power packed War Path!

If you are feeling attacked by any of those subtle adversaries, we recommend that you add War Path to your daily workout regimen. We look forward to hearing about your amazing results!

Brain Power

Brain power, who doesn’t want a more powerful brain? In our world of constant bombardment of
chemicals and overstimulation on so many fronts, your brain is a warrior that does its best to make
sense of it all even when sometimes it just doesn’t make sense.

7 Emerging Benefits of Bacopa monnieri (Brahmi) Bacopa monnieri, also known as water hyssop (and a few other names),
is used to support brain functions such as memory, creativity and
motivation. Originally from India, it grows in waterlogged and swampy
areas all around the world. You can even use it in your fish tank as a
decorative plant. It is a “creeping herb” that has been used since ancient
times for a variety of medical purposes. You can find references to the
Greek philosopher and physician Hippocrates (460–377 BC) using bacopa monnieri to strengthen the
brain.


Said to be anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-ulcer, anti-oxidant and anti-stress, it is no wonder that ancient Indian and Persian-Arabic physicians incorporated this common yet powerful herb into their medical practices. It is anti a lot of things that would harm your brain. It is also no wonder that it is still used today by herbalists for those same reasons. We have incorporated it into our own product, Brain Power, combined it with other naturally occurring cognition supporting herbs and have brought it to you to support your brain and promote your cognitive health. Your brain is complex and amazing, it is doing its best to navigate this crazy world. For all these reasons and more, we recommend Brain Power, period.

What to do about a Virus?

Viruses are a fact of life. This year the world is facing a big one – SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 or the novel corona virus depending on what you want to call it. It may not ultimately be as deadly as some, e.g. Ebola, but it is serious enough to be called a pandemic having spread around the world in a matter of months.

It is amazing how connected the world is today, and the spread of this particular virus has illuminated that. It is on the news every night and people are alarmed. I’m not sure that the current run on toilet paper is warranted but a good dose of preparedness certainly is. That includes doing what you need to do to keep your body healthy.

You’ve heard it over and over (yes even on the Internet) but it’s true – wash your hands. What else can you do? You can take care of your body by eating right, exercising, reducing free radicals and reinforcing your immune system. You may not escape from catching the virus, but you can do as much as possible to give yourself a fighting chance to resist and recover. At New Genesis Health we explore the traditional and ancient remedies for, e.g. when viruses attack. We look for those that have stood the test of time.

What are some of the herbs that have in ancient medicine been associated with supporting the immune system?

  • Angelica Root (not dong quai) – has been used to strengthen lungs; decongestant
  • Andrographis – is often used to treat the common cold and flu
  • Astralgus – has been used to treat the common cold and respiratory infections
  • Barberry Bark – has been used for the respiratory tract and to reduce fever
  • Bayberry Bark – sometimes used to support respiratory function
  • Elderberry – has been used as an antioxidant; and to treat the common cold and flu
  • Garlic – often used to boost the immune system to fight viruses and vampires
  • Ginger – often used to fight the flu and common cold
  • Green Tea – found to be an antioxidant; used to support the immune system
  • Suma Root –traditionally used to fortify the body against stressors and support the immune system
  • Turmeric – used as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant

It is important to talk to your doctor about your health, especially if you start to experience symptoms of the flu. But it is also important to know yourself and your own health status. What to do about a virus? Do everything you can to support your immune system and be prepared. We want you to stay healthy, happy and whole!

System Fresh

Cascara Sagrada (no not hakuna matata!) is one of the ingredients in System Fresh,
The Green Herb’s herbal detox supplement. While doing its thing as part of
detoxing your system this “sacred bark” is said to exercise the colon muscles. That’s
right! You can get your exercise and your detox too, all while sitting at your desk or
watching TV! Well, it’s probably not going to replace your regular work out routine,
but it’s good to know that there’s hope for the colon that gets a little jammed up
from time to time.
Back in the day cascara sagrada was used by Native Americans as a natural laxative.
It grows naturally in North America and is part of the Rhamnaceae family of plants,
shrubs and trees. It is a distant cousin to the lilac plant but let’s leave the lilac for its
amazing aromatic properties for now …. As part of the total ingredient package of

System Fresh, cascara sagrada is a work horse that pulls its own weight.
System Fresh is one of our best sellers over many years and personally I can vouch for it, but that’s all
I’m going to say about that. If you have undigested proteins or feel a bit stopped up, we recommend
System Fresh. But keep in mind that when you are in the detox zone you’ll want to stay close to the
throne!

Detoxify with Lemon and Herbs


    First, you need to buy a big bag of lemons. Not lemon juice in a container shaped like a lemon!! Then first thing in the morning, before anything else goes in your mouth (even brushing your teeth), juice a whole lemon in 8oz. of warm water. Drink, and wait 20 minutes before putting anything else in your mouth. But DON’T FORGET BREAKFAST!!! Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and it’s a proven fact that people who don’t eat breakfast gain an average of 5lbs a year!

Herbal Program:
For one whole month: System Fresh
2 Caps at bed
You should have 2-3 BM’s a day so add more if 2caps does not accomplish this.

Add Herbal N-Zyme two weeks later:
1 Cap at Breakfast and Dinner

Last Ten Days of the month: Nu Trac
2 Caps 3x a day

Gall Bladder Program

 Hi This is Sarah!

    I've had a few people in recently that have had Gall Bladder issues and thought "Hey I should post something on it!"  Here is what we've done for Gall Bladder stones that works well!

Herbal N Zyme         - 1 Cap before meals

Tum E plus Org.        - 2 Caps 20min before meal

Nu Source Cal          - 1 cap immediately after meals

System Fresh           - 2 caps @ bed

 

After two weeks of Herbal program

Take 3 Tablespoons of Olive Oil w/ the juice of a lemon before bed. Lay on your right side.

(You can exchange Lemon Juice for grapefruit juice)

    

HELPFUL FOODS

Vegetable juices - Beet and cucumber are especially helpful to gallbladder You can add other green vegetables like tender baby greens, swiss chard, dandelion greens, beet greens, celery, carrots -- avoid the cabbage family)

Yogurt

Beets

Cucumbers

Green beans - are NOT the same as dried

Okra

Sweet potatoes

Avocados - a good way to get needed fats directly from food

Garlic and onions help with liver cleansing but not processed types like flakes or powder. But some people have trouble digesting them so pay attention

Shallots

Tomatoes - ripe

cold water fish

Baked Chicken

Lemons (lemon juice in the morning with hot water helps to clean the liver)

apples, berries, papaya, pears

Omega 3 oils like flax or hemp. Use these with fresh lemon on your salads. DO NOT COOK flax oil.

Avoid all fruit juices except organic apple (self-juiced is best).

All the vegetables listed above for juicing are good. Use baby mixed organic greens for salads and avoid the bitter greens for now.

Fiber such as found in fruits and vegetables and guar gum         

 

AVOID THESE FOODS     

Eggs, pork, onion, fowl, milk, coffee, oranges, corn, beans, nuts, in that order.

Trans fats

Hydrogenated, partially-hydrogenated oils

Margarine

Fried Foods

Saturated fats (even coconut oil until feeling better)

Red meats

Dairy products

Eggs (Research showed that eggs caused symptoms in up to 95% of patients. However, in my experience soft-boiled or poached with no fat added seems to be okay. Perhaps this is due to the lecithin content that is present in the raw or close to raw egg.)

Coffee, regular or decaf

Chocolate

Ice cream

Black tea

Alcohol, beer, wine, liqueur

Fruit juice

Carbonated water

Radishes and turnips

Cabbage, cauliflower

Colas and all sodas

Oats (for some people)

Wheat

Barley

Rye (although the sour German ryes seem to be less troublesome)

All legumes (beans) as they tend to increase the cholesterol in the bile.

Avoid all artificial sweeteners, sugar, preservatives, refined and bleached foods (like white flour)          

Many steamed greens like collard, mustard and kale, also brussel sprouts and broccoli seem to be a problem for some people. Greens; and especially kale and brussel sprouts are used by the liver to detoxify. It may be necessary to avoid these until you have done some work with the products and flushes as well as diet. Your goal should get to the point where these foods do not cause distress, as they actually target the root of the problem.

Doing things a little differently.

 Occasionally, I'll get asked what our return policy is and I'm always proud to respond that we have a %100 satisfaction or your money back guarantee.  Folks can even return an empty bottle, and we're happy to refund their money, no questions asked. The Green Herb staff and I take a great measure of pride in what we do and the products we create, and if for any reason someone isn't happy with one of our products, it's important to us that people don't feel as if they've squandered their hard earned money.  Additionally, all health and nutrition supplements don't affect everyone in quite the same manner, sometimes there's a trial and error process before you find that combo of supplements and lifestyle choices that work best for you.


So if you ever find yourself with a product that you feel isn't right for you, I implore you to help the product find it's way back to us, and we'll get you taken care of.

Blood Sugar: Insulin Makes You Fat

 

There is a huge problem these days with blood sugar issues.  According to Fox News, 1 in 2 or 3 people will be diabetic by 2020. The reports state that more and more people are becoming diabetic daily.

 

Sadly, people have become increasingly concerned about fats than they are about sugar and carbohydrates.  The key to better health is not so much about limiting saturated fat, but about AVOIDING insulin provoking foods such as refined carbs and sugars.

 

Insulin protects organs from damage by reducing blood glucose levels.  We produce insulin as needed when there is a rapid rise in blood glucose.  If we do not produce insulin, he glucose levels just become too high.  Insulin lowers or removes this excess glucose from the blood by storing it as fat within the body.  Insulin is a fat storage hormone. 

 

A balanced diet-protein, vegetables and salads-causes the body to produce the glucagon hormone. When glucagon is released, body fat and cholesterol are burned for energy, rather than stored as fat.  Glucagon promotes optimal blood glucose levels; cholesterol levels; body fat burning; and energy production.

 

Insulin and glucagon are inversely related.  When insulin is “needed” or produced, glucagon is not produced.

 

This is why a balanced diet high in protein, vegetables, and salads with NO sugar is so vastly important to all of us-especially diabetic and hypoglycemic people who have been told they are insulin resistant or borderline diabetic. 

 

The weight loss in some diabetics is or can be “muscle wasting” because of high insulin levels causing the body to burn muscle tissue for energy, as an alternate glucose source for the brain and body energy. 

 

Too much insulin, as hypoglycemia, actually causes brain cells to die.  People who are hypoglycemic are much more susceptible to dementia/Alzheimer’s than people with balanced blood sugar.  So with high insulin production, when your blood sugar drops, you can have nervousness, irritability, weakness, intense hunger, sugar cravings, tremors, tearfulness, impatience (and outright anger), headaches, vision disturbances, drowsiness, inability to cope, sweating, dizziness, confusion, tingling or numbness, and in some cases fainting and seizures!

 

We at The Green Herb encourage you to AVOID sugar, aspartame (which can cause a myriad of other problems) and avoid sweetener that has maltodextrin.

 

We have many products to help you combat diabetes or other sugar related conditions.

 


Linda's Blog - Are You Toxic?

 

Some things that contribute to toxicity:

 

            What We Drink – water with pollutants such as fluoride, chlorine, cryptosporidium, reverse osmosis (no minerals), too alkaline etc.

 

            Our Food - pesticides, herbicides, parasites, additives such as MSG & all of it’s other names.

 

            Air - pollution from cars, trucks, buses, airplanes (chemtrails), & crop overspray.

 

            Work Environment – carpenters (glue, formaldehyde etc), machinists, mechanics, manicurist, painters, welders, auto body, janitorial & maintenance. HVAC., office complexes that are “sick buildings”.

 

            Home - homes that are moldy, Radon, new carpet, new pretreated woods and other environmental issues.

           

            Clothing – formaldehyde, cotton grown in China (they spray their cotton 10x per season. Your American made cotton garment may be from cotton grown in China.)

 

            Your Medication – READ the inserts! Google the drug or buy your own PDR. Always use caution when adding drugs to your body.

According to the groundbreaking 2003 medical report Death by Medicine, by Drs. Gary Null, Carolyn Dean, Martin Feldman, Debora Rasio and Dorothy Smith, 783,936 people in the United States die every year from conventional medicine mistakes.

 

            Toxic Materials In Your Teeth – Mercury, some composites and over fluoridation.

 

            Surgical & Medical Tests – X Ray, radiation, PET scans, colonoscopy, antibiotics, immunizations,  flu shots (watch out for thimerosal: liquid mercury)

 

            Cheap Fillers – watch for maltodextrin (yeast sugar made from fermented grain), polyethylene glycol, polypropylene and added sugars in your food or supplements. Be your own health advocate! READ labels!

 

If you think or know that you’re toxic don’t just do a once a year cleanse. We suggest that you should cleanse on a daily bases, because if you live, breathe & eat, you are probably taking in toxins.

 

Green Herb Detox Products:

Vas Q Lar Clear: Great Blood Cleanse

System Fresh: Colon and Cellular Cleanse

System Clear: Liver and Skin

Herbal N Zyme: Digestion and Liver

Nu Trac: Parasites

 

Easy At Home Help:

Drink the juice of a whole lemon in 8oz of warm water first thing every morning before breakfast or even brushing your teeth. Wait 20 min then have breakfast.

Drink water!! You need half your body weight in ounces of pure spring water/mineral water daily. NO Reverse Osmosis!

Exercise 30min to an hour daily.

Don’t eat junk food, prepackaged mixes, or fast food. BE CAREFUL where you eat out and what you eat.

It’s best for you, your whole family, and your wallet if you learn to cook at home. Call us if you’d like a cookbook.

 

Thanks!

-Linda

Linda's Blog - July

 

        As the weather gets hotter, and we do more outdoor activities, such as hiking, sports and yard work, our bodies require more water and minerals (electrolytes). Every move we make, we use potassium! Take your potassium supplements, and eat potassium rich foods, such as Avocado, potatoes with their skins, dark leafy greens, beans, squash, seafood, citrus, tomatoes, celery, pistachios, kiwi – just to name a few. Also, try Green Herbs Nutri Tone, Super Minerals, and Super Green to add rich mineral nutrition to your supplement program.

 

Don’t forget: You must have minerals to properly absorb vitamins.

  

    Keep your immune system healthy~

 

DON’T eat sugar and drink pop and other sugary beverages. We are seeing a variety of people with viral illness. Try Green Herbs Bio Oxidant, System Boost, Ultra Boost Pack, Suma Plus, or Nutri CFC, Syn Clear, Goldenseal, or any of the anti viral formulas, really do work. Vir L I for colds, Vir L II for stomach flu & Vir L IV for any of the above. You really can’t go wrong with any choice you make of our high quality, filler free formulas.

 

    We should soon have our profile available to fill in and email, but until then, give us a call 1-888-765-4372 and we will mail, fax or email a copy for you to fill out.

 

Take charge of your own health!

Be proactive in making healthy choices of diet, fluid intake, exercise, and choosing great supplements from The Green Herb.

Discount club members.

 Hello friends!


Some of you have been wondering about how ordering online works if you have purchased a membership to the 10% discount club.  Good news! it works just fine. When you place an order online, we'll compare your name and account to our records.  If you have purchased a discount club membership, we'll apply that to your total before charging your card!  Because the amount on the checkout screen will not have the 10% discount applied yet, you'll also get an email detailing the actual amount charged to your card.  So rest easy, we'll make sure you're getting the same low prices you deserve!

 

Linda's Blog

I’m 4th generation in a family who has been involved in natural and herbal prevention and healing methods. In my younger years, I took medical courses and even started preparing to become a nurse. My first lab was so intense that I could not continue. However, still wanting to help people with their health, I turned more fully toward nutritional supplements, herbal formulating and food preparation. Twenty years ago, Tom and I started The Green Herb as a business.

Since then, we have been privileged to help many people with their health, which always involves some lifestyle changes. Here at the store, by phone and now by the Internet, we do free consultations. That involves filling out a Confidential Health and Nutrition Profile. We also ask a lot of questions about cleansing (bowel & kidney), what you eat, drink and crave, medication past and present, lab tests, supplements and what are YOU trying to accomplish health wise.

We consider it a blessing to be able to help others achieve their health goals, or to be able to do whatever they want to in life in all of their life stages from infancy to elder. This blog is just another way to bring some of the information I’ve gathered over my many years, to you. I’ll write my views on things I’ve experienced and things I hear on the news, radio or in print.

Greetings from Dr. Mike Cass and the Green Herb family

As we move forward our goal is to provide you with the best service available in holistic and natural health. We have over 150 products each carefully combined to maximize bio-availability and reactivity in the human body. Our philosophy is never to treat symptoms. All symptoms have a cause and we strive to determine the cause of any symptom, disorder or syndrome . In this way you can break the cycle which is stopping you from living in the quality of health you were meant to have. 

So, no matter if you are in the ideal situation of maintaining good health or if you have real issues which are keeping you from living the health you should have, do not wait to visit us.  We at the Green Herb and Cass Chiropractic have established a natural health clinic and herbal pharmacy to provide you with a unique blend of tests, education, experience and resources that is unparalleled in the field.

Live blood cell analysis.

This is a wonderful test which requires only a finger prick and is performed in office by Dr Cass. This truly is an analysis of live blood which imparts a multitude of vital information about the human body. This test is done with a Darkfield microscope which is a modern tool used in biologic research. With this we use a specialized video camera which feeds the real time image to a television monitor so you the patient can follow the Doctor through the whole test as it is happening. From the information Dr. Cass can identify several key factors including vitamin/mineral deficiencies, toxicities, organ stress, digestion and parasitic organisms. We then use this information to determine exactly what your body is needing.

Chinese medicine and acupuncture.

Dr. Cass is trained in traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture. This further diversifies not only the ability to asses and diagnose but gives an outstanding method of treatment for a wide variety of disorders. Among these are hormone imballance, allergy elimination, asthma and others. Acupuncture can successfully treat any type of injury as well as greatly speed the healing process. Also, pain from spinal dysfunction, arthritis, fibromyalgia, or head aches have been treated with amazing results.

Chiropractic.

Chiropractic care is a well established and extremely safe method of healing and wellness. Anyone of any age can be adjusted. Dr. Cass is versed in a variety of techniques and will determine which one or which combination would be best for you. Because of the close relationship of the spine and central nervous system misalignment of spinal segments can be very detrimental to overall health. Spinal misalignments can result in pain and interference in normal communication and function of the nervous system and therefore every aspect of human physiology.

Health profile with Linda.

Linda Phillips brings 20 yrs of experience and expertise to the clinic in nutritional and herbal healing. The health and nutritional profile is a free service offered by Linda which tells us your current and past health and nutritional history. This is a comprehensive process which takes about an hour and allows Linda a detailed assessment of how your past and present health work together. This combined with the Live blood analysis has given us the ability to gain great insight into your internal environment and make specific suggestions to solve and improve any health related issue.

Massage Therapy with Margo.

Massage Therapy is a very effective tool in promoting over health and wellness, and the practice of using touch as a healing modality has been in existence for over 5000 years. The benefits of receiving regular massage treatments include a reduction in muscle aches and pains, an improvement in joint range of motion, an increase in circulation, a lessening of depression and anxiety, and a greater sense of well-being. Margo will tailor a massage session to the client’s specific needs and offers therapeutic services to include Swedish, deep tissue and pre/postnatal massage.

33% of heart attack victims don't have pain, study shows

Such patients more than twice as likely to die

 -- Associated Press, CHICAGO

Just because a person doesn't have chest pain doesn't mean he or she isn't having a heart attack. Debunking a medical myth, a nationwide study of 434,877 heart attack victims found that a surprising one third showed up at the hospital without chest pain. Such patients were more than twice as likely to die, in part because they delayed going to the hospital and because doctors failed to diagnose them quickly, according to the study in today's Journal of the American Medical Association.

Women, nonwhites, people older than 75 and those with previous heart failure, stroke or diabetes were most likely to have "painless" heart attacks, as previous research has shown. Doctors have long known about painless heart attacks. But the researchers and experts not involved in the study said the magnitude of the problem is greater than they thought. "Thirty-three percent is a huge bunch," said Dr. Lynn Smaha, president of the American Heart Association. "I didn't know it was that large."

The researchers, led by Dr. John Canto of the University of Alabama, said the findings should alert doctors and paramedics to the need for rapid diagnosis and treatment of patients in high-risk groups. Other less typical symptoms can include shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, nausea, fainting or overwhelming weakness. Heart attacks strike an estimated 1.1 million Americans each year, killing more than 40 percent of them. The researchers analyzed 1994-98 data from a national registry of heart attack patients at 1,674 hospitals nationwide. Among patients without chest pain, 23 percent died in the hospital, compared with 9 percent of those with the classic symptom. Study participants without chest pain delayed going to the hospital by about two hours more than those with pain, probably because they didn't realize they were having a heart attack.

Patients with chest pain were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed upon admission and to get either clot-busting drugs or angioplasty, in which a balloon-tipped catheter is used to open blocked arteries.
A heart attack occurs when a blood clot forms in an artery narrowed by fatty deposits, cutting off the flow of blood and oxygen to the heart. The process generally takes about six hours, so the sooner the blocked artery can be opened, the better. 

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