THE HEALING BOTANICALS IN COME ALIVE WHOLE BODY TONIC
Many voices have warned us and are still proclaiming the life and death warning that nothing is more important to our health than to understand the importance of natural methods of healing and cleansing versus unnatural synthetic chemically manufactured methods that are commonly used today.
The following statements by some of the greatest minds of all time come as a shock to the majority of society today. It is an urgent matter that necessitates we take heed. The masses of population are unnecessarily destroying their health by treating the symptoms of disease with poisons rather than using pure, life-giving, nature-made nutrition. The voices of past wisdom still echo to us today....
Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine declared: "Your food shall be your medicine and your medicine shall be your food. Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease."
Voltaire wrote: "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease."
Napoleon Bonaparte believed:"Medicine is a collection of uncertain prescriptions, the results of which taken collectively, are more fatal than useful to mankind. Water, air and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopeia."
Sir William Osler said: "One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses not to take medicine."
Marcel Proust wisely stated: "Medicine being a compendium of the successive and contradictory mistakes of medical practitioners, when we summon the wisest of them to our aid, the chances are that we may be relying on a scientific truth the error of which will be recognized in a few years time."
With these thoughts in mind, the list of the following cleansing life-giving ingredients in COME ALIVE Whole Body Tonic should be most meaningful to those who are health minded, especially to those who are seeking to restore their health.
The following descriptions of the botanical ingredients in COME ALIVE Whole Body Tonic and their remedial properties are taken primarily from these highly acclaimed scientific reference sources.
1) Prescription for Nutritional Healing, James F. Balch, M.D.; Phyllis A. Balch, C.N.C., Avery Publishing Group, Inc. Garden City Park, NY.
2) (PDR) Physician´s Desk Reference for Herbal Medicines, Medical Economics Company, Inc. at Montvale, NJ.
3) Professional Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines, 2nd Edition, C.W. Fetrow, Doctor of Pharmacology and Juan R. Avila, Doctor of Pharmacology, Springhouse, PA.
"I wish above all things that thou mayest be in good health..."
-3 John 2
| ||1. Hops Blossoms|
Known for its calming effect on the nervous system, hops is used principally for its sedative effect and is excellent for insomnia, alleviating nervous tension, depression and restlessness and for treating menstrual symptoms. It is also used as a remedy for tension headaches, toothache, earache, neuralgia, rheumatism, and relieving pain in general. Recent findings report that hops is being proposed as a potential prevention and treatment for various cancers and as a symptomatic treatment for postmenopausal women (Humfrey, 1998). It will tone up the liver, increase the flow of urine and the flow of bile.
| ||2. Red Clover|
Red Clover is one of God´s greatest blessings to man. The oldest information of the cultivation of field clovers goes back to the time of the Spanish rulership over the Netherlands. Today, it is cultivated and naturalized in the United States. Very pleasant to take and a wonderful blood purifier, it is a most powerful remedy for cancerous growths, ulcers, chronic skin diseases, bronchial troubles, whooping cough, and various spasms. It is quieting to the nerves and is a popular remedy. Laboratory studies report that red clover possesses a carcinogen-protective effect in vitro (Cassady et al., 1980).
| ||3. Fenugreek Seed|
One of the oldest medicinal plants, Fenugreek dates back to the ancient Egyptians and Hippocrates and is known to contain vitamins B1, B2 and niacin. It has traditionally been used to treat anorexia, constipation, dyspepsia, gastritis, and other related GI conditions. Additional claims include use as an antidiabetic agent and as a treatment for cellulitis and tuberculosis. It is good for lung problems and helps to expel mucous, phlegm, catarrh and other irritants and extraneous materials from the bronchial passages. It acts as a lubricant for the intestine and is extremely healing for intestinal sores and ulcers. It is also used for bronchitis, fevers, heartburn, sore throat, neuralgia, sciatica, swollen glands, wounds, tumors, sores, skin irritations and is a digestive aid.
| ||4. Burdock Root|
Burdock is considered by natural healers to be the "King" of the blood purifiers. It contains vitamins A and C, iron, and niacin. In India and Russia burdock root is a popular remedy, and in China burdock is believed to be an effective aphrodisiac, believed useful in treating impotence and sterility. The volatile oils of burdock seed are said to be an effective diaphoretic, used to induce sweating as an aid in neutralizing and eliminating dangerous toxins from the body. This activity is widely utilized by herbal practitioners in the treatment of liver problems, gallstone, flu, and to support the kidneys in filtering acids from the bloodstream because of its diuretic action. It also helps to regulate the flow of urine. Studies also indicate that burdock root is a good source of the hormone insulin which can account for 45% of the plant´s mass. Burdock is also a good source of essential oils and other compounds that exhibit bacteriostatic and anti-fungal activity.
Used externally, burdock is known to clear skin problems such as eczema, psoriasis, boils, carbuncles, acne, canker sores, dry skin and ulcers. Burdock is also soothing for hemorrhoids. It is excellent for gout, rheumatism (reducing swelling and deposits in the joints), and also sciatica. When taken daily, it can prevent hair loss and stimulate its growth. Burdock helps to cleanse and eliminate impurities from the blood while stimulating the immune system. It is useful for a wide range of ailments, including arthritis, cystitis, hemorrhoids and lumbar pain. In the Far East, burdock is used to treat cancer, impotence, and sterility. It is also a potent natural diuretic which is very soothing to the kidneys. Some studies have reported the use of burdock in the treatment of kidney stones and HIV infection. (Complementary & Alternative Medicines, C.W. Fetrow, PharmD; Juan R. Avila, PharmD, 2001).
| ||5. Dandelion Leaf|
Dandelion leaf (which even cows enjoy) is one of the most popular herbal plants. Dandelion has been revered for centuries in China and Europe. North American Indians called dandelion the "strong root." Rich in vitamin complexes, dandelion contains choline, which is one of the B-complex vitamins and a main component of lecithin.
Dandelion is also used as a general tonic with anti-inflammatory properties. It is considered to be a natural diuretic and digestive aid. Its high mineral content may help prevent iron deficiency anemia. This herb also supports normal blood pressure and kidney function probably due to its diuretic action. Dandelion is rich in potassium, which works with sodium to regulate the body´s water balance and normal heart rhythms.
Dandelion is believed to enhance liver and gallbladder function and has traditionally been used by herbal healers to treat liver disorders. Dandelion is rich in lecithin; a substance researchers believe may protect the liver. Dandelion is also taken as a liver cleansing tonic to treat chronic toxic conditions in the body. Dandelion is also a folk remedy for warts and liver spots. It is claimed to possess antiheumatic, bile-stimulating, diuretic, and laxative properties. It is recommended for liver and gallbladder disorders, cholecystitis, digestive complaints, constipation and when diuresis may be indicated (premenstrual syndrome, weight loss, heart failure, and hypertension). Results obtained from human and animal studies showed improvement in jaundice, hepatic congestion, gallstones, hepatitis, and bile duct inflammation.
Dandelion is a main ingredient in a British proprietary preparation that has been used to treat viral hepatitis. It has also been used to successfully treat patients with chronic, nonspecific colitis, bringing relief from abdominal pain, constipation, and diarrhea. It is very high in iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, and C and is one of the best blood purifiers available. It contains a good assortment of alkaline salts such as calcium, sodium and potassium which help to build the blood thus eliminating anemia.
The Tsumura Lifescience Co, Ltd. announced that it had confirmed the utility (Dandelion Root) as a "hair growth promoter" of a newly discovered composition contained in dandelion roots. The galenical preparation "Teraxacum mongolicum" exhibits a "HGF (hepatic growth factor) production promoting action" which is considred effective in promoting hair growth.
Other beneficial properties in dandelion are vitamin E, rutin, choline, magnesium, iron, and phosphorus. It removes excess fluids, promotes digestive regularity, and improves the function of the pancreas, spleen, kidneys and bladder. It helps to stimulate bile production, which in turn helps with overall liver function. It is good for jaundice, mental fatigue, leg cramps, bowels, bladder, diabetes, asthma, aging, acne, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, low blood pressure, liver problems, psoriasis, and it significantly increases endurance.
| ||6. Mullein Leaf|
Mullein is used internally for catarrh of the respiratory tract, bladder and kidney conditions, enteritis, rheumatism, coughs, flu, intestinal pain caused by colic, asthma, cystitis, hemorrhoids, dermatoses, and painful diarrhea. It tones the mucous membranes of the respiratory system, increasing fluid production and thus promoting a productive cough. Its most beneficial properties are iron and potassium. It is an excellent remedy for asthma, coughs, colds, hoarseness, bronchitis, sinusitis, and catarrh. It also helps to relieve pain and induce relaxation with no harmful side effects.
| ||7. Nettle Leaf|
Nettle acts primarily as a diuretic by increasing urine volume and decreasing systolic blood pressure. It also has an antiproliferative effect on human prostatic cancer cells (Konrad et al., 200). Nettle has been used to treat rheumatism and is claimed to be helpful as an antispasmodic and an expectorant. Nettle has also been used to treat cough and tuberculosis and is found useful in treating nosebleeds and uterine bleeding. Other uses are in the treatment of cancer, diabetes, eczema, gout and wound healing. Nettle´s diuretic properties have prompted its use in heart failure, hypertension, and urinary, bladder, and renal disorders. The German Commission E recognizes this irrigant for treating urinary tract inflammation and for preventing and treating kidney gravel. Nettle is widely used in Germany for the early treatment of BPH and has been shown to be effective for treating allergic rhinitis (Mittman, 1990). Nettle is one of the few plants that contain vitamin D. Other nutrients it contains include vitamins A and C and the minerals calcium, potassium, iron, phosphorus, and silica plus chlorophyll which make it an excellent blood builder and purifier. It has been used successfully in cases of constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, hemorrhoids, and hemorrhages from the urinary organs, lungs, intestines, nose and stomach. Nettle was an ingredient in hair growth preparations in the 19th century.
| ||8. Peppermint Leaf|
Peppermint, one of the world´s favorite teas, has a great many wonderful health advantages. Scientific evidence shows that the aromatic peppermint herb helps stimulate the body and mind. It is high in magnesium and potassium. It is utilized to control diarrhea, relieve indigestion, heartburn, gas, spasms, nausea, vomiting, respiratory infections, dysmenorrhea, fevers, colds, colic, inflammation of the mouth and pharynx, liver and gallbladder complaints.
| ||9. Red Raspberry Leaf|
Red Raspberry Leaf is grown domestically world-wide for its fruit and its leaf. It contains vitamins A, B1, and E, calcium and choline. It will suppress nausea and vomiting; sustain the nerves and tone up the mucous membranes. It is used as a remedy for diarrhea and the flu. It is also used in the treatment of chronic skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema because of its skin healing properties.
| ||10. Rose Hips|
Rose hips are from roses that grow wild and also that are cultivated in most parts of the world. Rose hips contain significant vitamin C, tannins, pectins, carotene (carotenoids), rutin, calcium, and iron. Rose hips has been claimed to be useful as a laxative, capillary strengthener, and boost to the immune system to prevent illness. Some of the common uses for rose hips are: arteriosclerosis, bee stings, bites, bruises, circulation, colds, contagious diseases, emphysema, fever, heart, jaundice, and kidneys. Rose hips contain more vitamin C per milligram than many citrus fruits and raw broccoli helping to reduce and prevent infections. In addition, rosehips contain anti-inflammatory mucilage preventing kidney and bladder problems.
| ||11. Sarsaparilla Root|
Found in the United States, Sarsaparilla is of the Ginseng family. Much has been written about this herb and it is one of our most valuable remedies. It is not only an excellent blood purifier, but it is used for skin diseases, psoriasis, rheumatic complaints, kidney diseases, and as a diuretic and diaphoretic. It is also beneficial in cases of impotency, rheumatism, heartburn, fever, aging, and as a hormone balancer for both men and women. Because of its steroidal components, sarsaparilla has also been touted as an athletic performance-enhancing agent, a diuretic and appetite and digestion aid as well as an adjunctive therapy in leprosy (Rollier, 1959) and syphilis.
| ||12. Wood Betony|
Wood Betony was used by the ancients as a headache remedy. It is a tranquilizer and is said to lower blood pressure. Today, it has a wide range of uses such as: asthma, bed wetting, bladder, bronchitis, convulsions, cough, cramps, diarrhea, dizziness, gout, heart, heartburn, kidneys, indigestion, inflammation, pain, migraine headache, menstruation, nerves, palpitations, palsy, parasites, perspiration, renal disease, roundworm infestation, seizures, stomachaches, toothaches, sprains, tonsillitis, varicose veins and wounds.
| ||13. Milk Thistle|
This wonderful herb, commonly known as a "liver protectant," has been well researched and shown to aid in the healing and regeneration of the liver, acting as an antioxidant, digesting fats and reversing liver damage. Over a hundred scientific research papers and a symposia have been produced on its liver healing properties. Although known best as a liver protective herb (especially from the effects of alcohol and recreational drugs), milk thistle possesses antioxidant properties (due to the silymarin and silibinin content). Studies have confirmed, in addition to preventing lipid peroxidation, (especially in the liver and red blood cells) it may help to prevent atherosclerosis. It also strengthens and stabilizes cell membranes. Milk Thistle also assists the liver to remove cholesterol from the blood and has a general detoxification action on the whole body. Finally it has a strong balancing action on the body´s blood sugar levels preventing diabetes and enhancing bile flow. The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices approves the use of milk thistle for toxic liver and as supportive treatment in chronic inflammatory hepatic disease and hepatic cirrhosis.
| ||14. Passion Flower|
Native to South America, the use of Passion Flower dates from 1610. Passion Flower was used anciently to assure peaceful rest, to "quiet and soothe" the body. It is plentiful in the nutrient complexes, especially calcium and magnesium and is a generally recognized treatment for nervousness and to treat nervous GI complaints, pediatric excitability, and sleep disorders. Passion flower has also been used for asthma, colic, diarrhea, dysentery, dysmenorrhea, epilepsy, hemorrhoids, herpes zoster, hypertension, hysteria, neuralgia ophthalmia, pain, palpitations and other cardiac rhythm abnormalities, Parkinson┤s disease, pediatric attention deficit disorders, rashes, generalized seizures, spasms, and nervous tachycardia.
| ||15-24 Berries and More|
COME ALIVE contains each of the following specific berries and fruits that are world renown for their high ORAC value and their ability to act as powerful antioxidants. They are: blueberry extract - grape seed extract - pomegranate extract - acai - blackberry - fig - mangosteen - gogi - wild blueberry extract - cranberry - raspberry fruit and seed extract - prune - strawberry - tart cherry and wild bilberry extract.
This high antioxidant capacity formulation is helpful in neutralizing free radicals and may also help promote cardiovascular health. Peer-reviewed research demonstrates that fruit-derived antioxidants may exert the following three mechanisms of actions:
1. Protect against the onset of cardiovascular disease;
2. Help prevent platelet aggregation;
3. Help to induce the body´s creation and release of protective enzymes that work to help support the body in protecting against development of cancer.
Most consumers do not eat enough servings of fruits per day to give them the protective benefits that berries can afford. COME ALIVE is formulated to help insure consumers against oxidative stress which is a key factor in today´s hectic lifestyle. For example....
| ||25. Acai|
Acai (pronounced Ah-sigh-ee), is the #1 high-energy SUPERFOOD from a special Amazon palm tree harvested in the rain-forests of Brazil. Acai tastes like a vibrant blend of berries and chocolate. Hidden within its royal purple pigment is the magic that makes it nature´s perfect energy fruit. In fact, it is probably one of the richest fruit sources of antioxidants known. It has become known as one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world. NBC´s Today Show recently featured a report on this very potent fruit, calling it the "Viagra of the Amazon," touting it for helping with circulation, longevity and anti-aging. People magazine is talking about how acai is packed with antioxidants, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. The fatty acid content in acai resembles that of olive oil, and it is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid. The importance of antioxidants for health cannot be overstated due to their ability to mitigate damaging free radicals, slow down the aging process and protect against many diseases. The major source of antioxidants in acai is anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are the chemical components that give the intense color to many fruits and vegetables. These beneficial compounds are also found in red grapes. The acai berry, however, contains as much as 33 times more anthocyanins than grapes. It has an almost perfect essential amino acid complex in conjunction with valuable trace minerals, vital to proper muscle contraction and regeneration. Modern science is beginning to recognize and validate the merits of acai. One recent scientific research study highlights the far reaching scope of this phenomenal fruit. The study showed that acai was able to destroy cultured human cancer cells. Specifically, four out of six different chemical extracts made from acai fruit pulp triggered a self-destruct response in up to 86 percent of leukemia cells tested.
| ||26. Goji Berry or Wolf Berry|
Goji Berry (Lycium Barbarum L.) is a concentrated food that has been used as a dietary staple for thousands of years in Northern China where people are known for their longevity. Goji contains polysaccharides which have been demonstrated to strongly fortify the immune system. These polysaccharides have been found to be secretagogues. These are substances that stimulate the secretion in the pituitary gland of HGH, (human growth hormone) a powerful anti-aging hormone. The pure juice of goji fruit is the richest source of carotenoids of all known foods or plants on earth including the beta carotene found in carrots! The mineral content of goji makes the berries a most valuable alkaline source for healing and cleansing. It is a powerful antioxidant that is traditionally believed to strengthen the immune system to fortify the body against disease and to provide the energy to overcome difficult obstacles in healing.
| ||27. Mangosteen|
Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana L.) is prized because of its exquisite flavor. The Mangosteen (no relation to the Mango) is called the "Queen of Fruits" in Asia and the "Food of the Gods" in the French Caribbean. Mangosteen is a plant native to Southeast Asia. Definitely one of the most powerful natural antioxidants yet discovered, the Mangosteen also contains other benefits that are even more exciting in some ways. Its anti-inflammatory xanthones may be responsible for providing more immediate relief than any other phytonutrients found in the fruit. The fruits are used in traditional medicine to treat skin infections, wounds, and diarrhea. Recent studies have revealed that xanthones from the fruit hulls exhibit antibacterial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and anti-leukemia properties. Scientific studies have revealed an incredible scope of potent human health benefits leading many to believe that Mangosteen will be the most important fruit on earth.
| ||28. Pomegranate|
Pomegranate is a symbol of fertility in Chinese, Greek, Persian, Roman and Hebrew lore, and is a Christian symbol of hope. Images of pomegranates in gold and crimson decorated the robe of the high priest Aaron (Exodus 39) and the pillars of the Temple. Pomegranate juice has been scientifically shown to help the body as it is richer in antioxidants than most other fruit juices, including red wine or green tea. These valuable antioxidants protect the body from heart disease, premature aging, Alzheimer´s disease, and cancer. Preliminary evidence suggests that drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may reduce cholesterol. Pomegranate fruits contain polyphenols, tannins and anthrocyanins which are all beneficial antioxidants.
| ||29. Bilberry|
Bilberry is a wonderful antioxidant which helps to increase micro-circulation by stimulating new capillary formation, strenthening cells, and increasing the overall health of the circulatory system. Bilberry helps to regulate blood sugar levels while helping to inhibit the growth of fungus, yeast and bacteria.
| ||30. Lemon juice|
Each year new discoveries are being made about lemon, the miracle fruit. The latest amazing laboratory research scientifically demonstrates that lemon juice kills the AIDS virus, plus syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia. Like turning water into wine, the lemon with its citric acid quickly changes an acid pH constitution into an alkaline pH constitution. With its heavy fruit calcium and phosphorous it supplies bones, teeth, and the nervous system with basic nourishment. Lemon has been known to eliminate large bladder tumors and facial tumors as well as bladder infections. It has dissolved kidney stones, healed irritable bowel syndrome and constipation. Lemon has been known to eliminate asthma completely which has allowed asthmatics to throw away their inhalers. Lemon is also a powerful liver cleanser. It has totally "cured" cases of hepatitis and even serious cirrhosis of the liver conditions. Lemon with its antiseptic quality is one of the speediest acting enemies against germs. Because lemon is a dilute hydrochloric acid, it is a high energy food that actually contains one volt of electricity that can literally light up a small light bulb. This accounts for its reputation as an energizing food in its ability to change the body chemistry and give greater strength, memory improvement and incredible energy.
| ||31. Honey|
In cultures around the world, honey has been used as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists today acknowledge honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. It has been prescribed as a cure for smallpox, baldness, eye diseases, indigestion, sore throat, cough, bronchitis, influenza, hay fever, gall bladder diseases, kidney diseases, insomnia, obesity, tooth decay, stomach ulcers and malnutrition. It is also a diuretic and laxative. It is considered a complete cure for rheumatism and arthritic ailments. Honey is also a remarkable blood restorative. The medicinal effects of honey stem primarily from its antimicrobial action as most bacteria and other microorganisms cannot grow or reproduce in honey. Today´s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it won´t harm diabetic patients.
| ||32. Blackstrap Molasses|
Blackstrap molasses is known for its phenomenal disease-fighting ability. It is one of the best single foods for reversing chronic and acute health problems. It is high in iron, potassium, calcium, magnesium, chromium, and vitamin B6. The iron, being from a natural food source, is in a form that the body can easily assimilate without adverse side effects. What is amazing about blackstrap molasses is that actual "cures" have been reported by its users. It is indispensible in numerous, seemingly hopeless and irreversible conditions due to its excellent blood-building capability. It has been found to "cure" and/or shrink cancerous tumors, fibroid tumors, anemia, anxiety, constipation, edema, heart palpitations, arthritic pain, joint pain, depression, acne, psoriasis and other skin or dermatological conditions as well as being a skin softener. It has also been reported that blackstrap molasses turns gray hair back to its original color. Other conditions it has helped are: acid reflux, arrhythmia, canker sores, carpal tunnel, constipation, diarrhea, fibroids, energy level, fingernail conditions, gas, hangovers, headaches, immune system problems, insomnia, menstrual issues, mononucleosis, nose bleeds, restless leg syndrome, sugar cravings, toothaches, and more. Blackstrap molasses also functions in the body as a major chelating agent that attaches to heavy metals and removes them from the body.
| ||THE BOTTOM LINE . . . .|
All of the above botanicals that are in each bottle of COME ALIVE Whole Body Tonic were carefully selected because of their powerful healing properties. Even though we have been programmed to believe pharmaceuticals, vaccinations and government sponsored health programs can keep us from getting sick, often there are better ways to restore health. The best way is to work in harmony with nature. Do we really need to rely on prescription drugs? Should we make doctors and hospitals responsible for our health? Or should we make a determined effort to do all in our power to stay well? We were meant to live a long, healthy life even to the ripe old age of 120! This is our God-given right who granted us 120 years to "be in health even as our soul prospers." The choice is ours. If we do not shoot for the goal of "120 years," we will surely fall short of it! It´s that simple! It begins with how we think and live. The media would have us all believe that health problems come with age--but it doesn´t have to be this way. It is simply our mindset, for it is true that, "As a man thinketh, so is he." You have the power to take control of your own health and happiness. Life and health is precious! Please take good care of your body temple!
"Health and good estate of body are above all gold, and a strong body above infinite wealth. There are no riches above a sound body, and no joy above the joy of the heart."
-Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) 30:15,16
I´m in my 80s now and since taking Come Alive I have a new lease on life. I get weekly deep tissue therapy from my therapist, go on cruises to exotic places and love to dance up a storm here in The Villages where I live. I´m also taking belly dancing lessons. Come Alive makes me feel young again!