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COVID-19: Update 3/30/20

Dear Herbs Etc Family,

We are honored to keep our doors open and serve your needs. Key things you need to know about Herbs Etc:

Our temporary business hours are 9 am-4 pm, Monday through Saturday. Not only are our knowledgeable staff members ready to help, Dr. Howard and Dr. Baker are on the floor every day to answer questions and give personalized tips.

Our doors are open, and we encourage you to come inside. You may also call ahead and have an order prepared for counter or curbside pickup, and we are shipping through the US Postal Service every day.

Below, you will find our top 5 minimum recommendations for immune boosting and viral protection:

  1. Vitamin C – immune boosting, anti-inflammatory, and supporting to the adrenal glands and nervous system. We have it available in various forms, including the non-acidic Vitamin C Ascorbate powder and Rose Hips capsules.
  2. Adaptogen herbs according to your Blood Type – help boost the immune system, provide energy and endurance, and help the nervous system cope with changes and stressors.
    Blood Type A: Korean/Asian Ginseng or Ashwagandha
    Blood Type AB and B: Eleuthero
    Blood Type O: Astragalus
    For families with multiple blood types or if you don’t know your blood type: Mineral Chi, AdaptaMax or Suma (these are blends of adaptogens)
  3. Friendly Flora – because 80% of your immune system is in your gut, and the average person is deficient in friendly bacteria and gut support. We like Bifidophilus Flora Force or Probiotic Eleven, because they contain an important mineral called Yttrium.
  4. Vitamin D3 – because it is key to immunity and facilitates your DNA to perform to its best ability. After a long, cloudy winter, most people are fairly deficient.
  5. Nutritional Mushrooms – because they eat up viruses and boost immunity in profound ways. We have Mushroom teas and My-Immune Defense (a family size mushroom powder), as well as capsules and tinctures.

Beyond the Top 5…

There are 5 key minerals that prevent sickness and help people recover faster from any cold or flu. They are: Iodine, Selenium, Boron, Sulphur, and Yttrium. Here’s why and in what form we have them available:

Iodine – When the body is high in this mineral, it very rarely gets a viral infection. Iodine has the highest vibratory rate of all the minerals, and when your body’s vibrational level is low, it is more susceptible to viruses. We carry it in liquid, and although kelp may be high in iodine, most people cannot absorb its iodine component, because their pH is too far out of balance.

Selenium – is incredibly important, because it is vital to your DNA and offsets toxins, such as arsenic and antimony, and this particular virus feeds on that vulnerability when you study its genome. Selenium displaces those toxins and strengthens immunity. We carry this in three key products: Grand Unified, Selenomethionine, or NSP’s Defense Maintenance.

Boron – Again and again in our research, we find Boron to be crucial against the main constructs of this particular virus. Sources for Boron include Grand Unified, NSP’s Turmeric Curcumin, as well as Dandelion (which we have in capsules or liquid).

Sulphur – is wonderful at keeping cells clean and flushing out foreign matter. We are recommending broths with onions and garlic as key ingredients. We also have garlic products available.

Yttrium – is a hard to find mineral, because most of it has already been consumed in nature by bifido bacteria, which takes us back to Bifidophilus Flora Force and Probiotic Eleven as good sources, as well as Black Cherry Juice.

A few more tips…

To address anxiety, sleeplessness, or worry, consider Five Flower Formula or Anxiousless.

For those with compromised respiratory systems, we are recommending blends like Seasonal Allergies (formerly known as ALJ), Seasonal Defense (for people with a pattern of respiratory illness), HistaBlock (for those with high histamine reactions), and several others that can be recommended on an individual basis.

Top oils include, not only Thieves, but NSP’s Essential Shield, because it contains all of the single oils in Thieves and additional oils, such as Lavender, Rosemary, and Orange, to help with any emotional stress component. We are often selecting Raven, Ravintsara, Breathe Free, Eucalyptus Supreme, and Cinnamon Bark to use, too.

Homeopathics: Ferrum Phos for when a low grade fever first starts: Ant Tart for a wet cough and feeling like you’re drowning in mucus; Bryonia for a dry cough and body aches; Nat Mur for when you have too much fluid in one part of the body and too much dryness elsewhere; and Arsenicum Album for weakness and feeling like you can’t breathe/suffocative feeling. We also have a great homeopathic remedy for the immune system called “2020 Flu.”

Also, turn off your wifi. Networks using 3, 4, and 5G greatly compromise immunity, so wear your orgonite! We have replenished our stock so that everyone can wear some form of wifi protection. And, the mineral Silicea is a great way to flush out aluminum that attracts those frequencies and lowers immunity. We have Silicea in liquid form or sublingual tablets.

Cytokine storms are when the body over-reacts and produces a flooding of mucus, making it very hard to get a good breath. Nebulizing oils, colloidal silver, and even glutathione can be very helpful. Mixing 1 capsule of Coral Calcium, 1 tablet of NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), and 1 tablet of Niacin together into a powder, placing it in 3 ounces of water, and drinking 1 Tbsp. every 15 minutes will often make breathing easier by the third dose.

Although our therapy room and massages are not currently available, we are happy to briefly touch base by phone. You can also request to schedule a 15 minute or 30 minute phone consultation with a naturopath who can give encouraging advice and help you work through any concerns you may be having.

We will be open throughout this entire challenge, and as soon as we can, we will restore full hours and all of our services. In the meantime, know that you are appreciated and loved! Great things will be happening when we get to the other side. In this, we are confident!

Dr. Baker, Dr. Howard, and the entire Herbs Etc Staff