Cleanse & Nourish So Your Body Can Heal

The High Cost of Medical Care

vs. the Cost of Herbal Medicine

Another new year is here and along with it comes the never ending increase in health insurance premiums. I'm sure that you feel as I do that the costs are getting way out of hand, and we as the consumer seem to have no control over it....that is unless we find a better way to take care of ourselves. I do want to mention that I believe in having health insurance, it will protect you from devastating bills should something happen. If you are reading this then you are one of those people that are taking responsibility for your own health.

It is a very rare day when anyone in my family ends up at the doctor's office, in fact if we do go they have to go to the basement to find our records. For many years now I take the money that I would end up spending at the doctors office & pharmacy and use it towards herbal formulas. Co-pays for a doctor's appointment are now between $20.00 to $30.00 and for the pharmacy about the same, so for one appointment with a prescription you are looking at spending between $40.00 to $60.00. If you don't have the luxury of health insurance then you are looking at easily $100.00 to $150.00 and more. What I have done with my family is identified the health problems we have had in the past and stocked up on the formulas that will treat those ailments.

It is fairly common for children between 1 year to 8 years of age to get ear infections. For about $30.00 you can have on hand a bottle of Kid-e-Mune, Ear & Nerve Formula and Garlic Oil to treat this problem. At the first sign of a cold or sniffle I would give my young child the Kid-e-Mune three to six times a day for a day or two. Usually this will take care of it and it won't develop any further. Often a ear infection will happen with no other signs of sickness, and usually at a very late hour of the night if not on the weekend. A few drops of Garlic Oil with Ear & Nerve Formula in the ears morning and night for a day or two will usually take care of the problem. I like to keep the Garlic Oil in the refrigerator since it is an oil and will be good only for a year or two, but the good thing is for your $30.00 you can treat more than one ear infection. Your $40.00 to $60.00 plus at the doctors office will treat one ear infection. You will get a lot of use out of these three bottles. My sixteen year old son had a cold recently and ended up with an ear infection, we were able to treat the problem as soon as we knew about it and saved him a lot of pain and anguish waiting to get in to see a doctor. I'm grateful to have these formulas on hand and have used them quite often over the years.

My family has been under a lot of stress lately and this morning I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything that is going on. If I went to the doctor I would again end up spending that same $40.00 to $60.00 if not more and end up with a prescription for something to treat anxiety, depression, stress, etc. Instead I opened my herb cabinet and took two capsules of Mindtrac. My past track record has been when going through times like this is I need to take Mindtrac for two to three weeks. I do pretty well taking it twice a day so for $14.00 this bottle of Mindtrac should get me through this crisis. If I had gone with the doctors route it is hard to say how long I would be on medication, most people end up being on antidepressant type medications for years. Since I use the Mindtrac which is nonaddicting my body tells me when I no longer need it, a much better solution to this problem. I have used Mindtrac off and on for the last seven years, often I just need it for a day or two to get me through and it has become a favorite to keep on hand for those hard days.

Sprains are quite common and I have sprained my foot a few times, the last time quite badly. I spent the day on the couch with my foot elevated a bottle of Complete Tissue Formula and a bottle of water by my side. I took 4 capsules every half hour and by the time my husband got home from work six hours later I was up and walking with no pain and no sign of a sprain. I used half a bottle of Complete Tissue Formula, so for $5.00 I was completely better vs. the doctors route costing a minimum $20.00 if not $50.00 or $100.00 if you end up at the ER getting X-rays, crutches, etc. The healing time of course would be three to five weeks!! Give me a bottle of Complete Tissue Formula any day!! Keep it on hand so you have it when you need it.

Another great one is the Herbal Eyebright extract for eye infections. My niece dropped by one day on the way to a wedding, her eye was all red and looking terrible. She had a bottle of eye drops, so I put about 3 drops of the Herbal Eyebright extract into the bottle telling her I would use it three to six times a day. By the time she got to the wedding a few hours later her eye was feeling much better and by morning it was completely better, again saving at least $40.00. She mentioned that she still has the bottle that I added the Herbal Eyebright to and she likes to use it often. For about $10.00 this one bottle will last years and years and treat many eye infections. Note that the extracts that are alcohol based will last indefinately even though there is an expiration date on them. If you don't have other eye problems and only have it on hand for those rare eye infections, then it is money well spent.

I on occation will have an allergic reaction to foods, the Immucalm has been my herb formula of choice. Cost of the bottle, $10.50 vs. $40.00 for the doctor & prescription. I keep Immucalm on hand so I can treat myself right away and a bottle will usually last me three to six months to treat many other allergic reactions. Most people would likely have an over the counter drug to treat reactions like these, it is good to have a natural alternative on hand and Immucalm has been a great one for my family.

As you can see I could probably go on forever sharing stories and how much money you can save using Dr. Christopher's Formulas, not to mention the time that would have otherwise been spent. The cost of the herbs have gone up just like everything else has, but as you can see there is a significant cost savings using the formulas and most often a huge difference in healing and recovery time.

Take time to learn what these formulas are for and stock your herb cabinet so that you can take care of health problems at home. (All rights reserved. February 2006.)

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