Why is Complete Colon Care superior for digestive support?

The internet marketplace abounds with millions of supplements some in single herb form, then there are extracts, tinctures, vitamins, minerals, and formulations using a complex of ingredients.  Yet ask yourself for all the supplements you may have taken in your life, how many have you taken and truly felt benefit?  Or, did the ‘placebo effect’ have some type of bearing on the perception of better health?  In a recent study, participants were given a Glucosamine + Chondroitin joint supplement.  The group given a placebo actually reported better results than the group actually taking the joint supplement formula.  I cited the study here to add credence to my point; how do you know a given supplement is working for you?  And… if you can’t realize benefits, maybe it is not working, or you need to try a different product.

Choosing Supplements that really work

We must concede of course that there are many supplements that have importance on health, (Selenium for heart health for example,) yet one may never really appreciate a difference in terms of well-being or energy.  Some things we may just need to take on faith.  Yet to a large degree, we at Western Herbal and Nutrition try to focus on results-driven supplements, that is to say formulations that truly work where one can appreciate the benefits in just a few days, maybe even in the first hours of embarking on a new supplement regimen.  Complete Colon Care is just one such natural product that delivers exceptional results in a short period of time.  Over the years, through testimonials, e-mail exchanges, and over the phone, many customers have referred to Complete Colon Care as a life changing product.  We have to agree.  Rarely can one find a product that is so effective and lives up to its’ billing.  Of course, we hope you agree also.

The fiber story

Numerous studies have shown Americans are generally deficient in essential dietary fiber.  The right form of fiber is as if taking a ‘stiff broom’ to the entire digestive tract.  Lack of dietary fiber may lead to pockets of matter that putrefy and can lead to broader digestive issues such as constipation or IBS.  In addition, high populations of bad bacteria can accumulate in the intestines leading to inflammation, and even diseased tissue.  The preferred remedy should not lie with fiber supplements, most of which only may bring marginal results, but with a proper and balanced diet high in whole grains and vegetables.  But, for many people who can acknowledge they have insufficient fiber intake, they may gravitate to some of the more popular fiber supplements, some of which can cause allergies, and yet others that may only work to increase intestinal discomfort.  Bran would be an example of a poor fiber source, contrary to what we were told in our youth.  It turns out that bran actually leaches vitamins, minerals and nutrients from the body.  So what is a good fiber source?  In addition to a high fiber diet, Complete Colon Care capsules represent the most superior and balanced fiber/herbal supplement you can buy.  We have never seen its’ equal, nothing that comes close.

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The formulation behind Complete Colon Care was designed to address the most common
digestive disorders affecting Americans today.  Taking a fiber supplementonly is not the pathway to optimum digestive health.  So we at Western Herbal decided to bring a product to market that uses a fiber/herbal combination to improve digestive health starting with the
stomach, leading to small and large intestines. Most any complaints regarding impaired colon function can be addressed through using this progressive formulation.  Here are just a few of the benefits of Complete Colon Care:

  • Works with Hem-Relief to bring quicker relief from Hemorrhoids and Anal Fissures.
  • Contains pre-biotics to promote healthy, beneficial intestinal flora.
  • Improves digestion to ensure better absorption of nutrients and vitamins.
  • Works to solve any issues of irregularity such as Hard Stools, Constipation, IBS, Diarrhea, gas, bloating , and indigestion.
  • Complete Colon Care is gentle, safe to take as a daily maintenance product, and will promote healthy weight loss!
  • CCC is the most successful product ever for negating the effects of Candida overgrowth.  All symptoms of Candida are diminished with regular use.
  • This supplement works to re-establish healthy mucilage in the intestinal tract and reduce inflammation.
  • Stomach flu, digestive upset, acid reflux can all be addressed by opening up capsules and stirring into a small glass of water.
  • Never need to use laxatives, stool softeners, antacids, Imodium, or Milk of Magnesia again.
  • Symptoms of Diverticulitis, Crohns’ Disease, Spastic colon, and colitis may be reduced or eliminated with regular use.

** These statements are intended for informational purposes and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent and disease and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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GR-911 and some herbs for Arthritis

Arthritis suffering is often just considered a symptom of old age.  Also, it is generally considered a progressive, incurable disease.  I do not hold such a view.   Sweden has been curing people from this affliction for decades now.  Of course diet is a culprit and major contributory factor as well as a genetic predisposition.  A whole host of prescription drugs exist that may offer some benefit with alleviating symptoms, but doing little to help with nutritional support.

I wanted to take the opportunity to point out just a couple of the herbs I feel most beneficial for suffering with Arthritis.  The first herb I would recommend would be Alfalfa.


Alfalfa is a common plant grown widely throughout the world.  Horses thrive on it.  Alfalfa used to be added to bread, a practice that died sometime ago. How unfortunate since it has so much virtue. Alfalfa is good for Anemia, digestive issues, arthritis, kidney, cholesterol, nausea, fatigue, ulcers, as well as being a blood purifier. Alfalfa is also good for breastfeeding mothers, high blood pressure and Gout.  I have always held great esteem for this safe and effective herb, and often use it in my herbal preparations.  Alfalfa feeds the Pituitary gland which regulates many of the body’s functions through hormone secretion.  Alfalfa scores high on my list for Arthritis because the plant puts its’ roots deep into the earth to pull trace minerals into the plant. Some say the roots go as deep as 20 feet or more.

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Devil’s claw

The second herb I put high on my list for Arthritis suffering is Devils Claw.  This herb has tremendous virtue. I have always found that it promotes a feeling of well being.  Not a very scientific observation, but I can name several herbs that have such a broad spectrum of health benefits; they seem to have a mood uplifting effect. Devils Claw has somehow dwindled in popularity. I hope the wisdom and virtue of using this herb is never lost.  It is safe and very effective and cleansing for several organs including kidneys, liver, and circulatory system. Good for arterial plaque buildup, high cholesterol, bladder function, diabetes, and seems to help stomach complaints.  Anyone of adult age using this herb should notice benefit especially if suffering with any arthritic or Gout symptoms.

Please feel free to visit our website at www.westernherbal.com where you will find the herbs mentioned here as ingredients in our best selling Gout-Relief supplement which also works well for any symptoms of Arthritic suffering.


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Published 01.06.09 Compendium Authored by Thomas

Get Help For Your Hemorrhoids

There are several options for treating hemorrhoids based on the severity of the condition and your budget. If you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids, you doctor may recommend one of the following outpatient surgery options:

  • Sclerotherapy
  • Rubber Band Ligation
  • Hemorrhoidecotomy
  • Over the counter options

Each procedure has advantages and disadvantages that may or may not be covered by your health insurance.

Rubber Band Ligation

A very common outpatient procedure for treating minor cases of hemorrhoids. Your doctor or specialist will place a small elastic band around the base of the hemorrhoid. This cuts off the blood flow and helps shrink the hemorrhoid. The process may be repeated several times over a six to eight week period. Side effects can include immediate pain or tightness, bleeding or infection.


A procedure for smaller or less severe cases of hemorrhoids that may not be treatable by Rubber Band Ligation. Your doctor will inject a hardening agent at the site. This will reduce the blood flow and ease the condition. Acute pain is possible if the injection is not done at the appropriate location


In some severe cases of hemorrhoids, your doctor may recommend surgical removal. This procedure does not typically require a hospital stay, but does require anesthesia, painkillers and a 7 to 10 day recovery period before you can get back to work.

Over the Counter Products

For many, the cost and potential side effects of these procedures is daunting and in many cases unnecessary. There are several hemorrhoid creams and suppositories available over the counter, but these products usually only address the symptoms and not the cause.

Hem-Relief for Hemorrhoids

For those looking for an inexpensive option that addresses both the cause and symptoms, we highly recommend a natural dietary supplement. Hem-Relief is a popular option that is scientifically formulated to help relieve both internal and external hemorrhoid flare-ups. Prepared from premium quality natural ingredients containing a full biochemical spectrum that insures the highest potency for effectiveness. Read More

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Constipation Can Be Controlled

Almost everyone suffers from constipation at some time during his or her life. Though not usually serious, constipation can be a concern and may lead to other health problems like abdominal pain, bleeding and hemorrhoids. However, constipation can be controlled with the following recommendations.

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Constipation and Hemorrhoids

Constipation is not a popular topic that people like to talk about. However, if you’ve suffered from this problem you know it can be both painful and frustrating.
Almost everyone gets constipated at some time during his or her life. Though not usually serious, constipation can be a concern and may lead to other health problems like abdominal pain, bleeding and hemorrhoids.

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Keeping Gout in Check

More and more Americans are being  affected by the disease of Gout. For anyone that does not know, the effects can be debilitating in restricting mobility, and pain to the given joint can be excruciating to the point where it seems every nerve ending seems on fire. Worse yet, Gout attacks may manifest themselves in different parts of the body each time a new attack comes around. Furthermore, one of the most commonly prescribed treatments for Gout has the potential to spread Gout to just about every joint in the body. I have heard several customers over the years explain that they had a diagnosis of Gout in their big toe, began a prescription regimen, only to see Gout spread to other parts of the body.

Gout Statistics

According to the website Science Daily, in the last twenty years, the US has seen a rise in rates of those afflicted with Gout. Between 1960’s and 1990’s, the rate of Gout has doubled in the US. It is estimated that Gout now affects some 8.3 million or 4% of Americans. The article goes on to point out the possible connection between the rise in obesity, high blood pressure, and insulin resistance.

I believe that this confirms that the average American diet is less healthy today than decades past. Unfortunately, the internet these days is full of all the wrong dietary recommendations. In fact, many of the foods suggested for Gout sufferers will only work to make symptoms worse. It is critically important for those suffering with Gout to understand and adhere to a healthy dietary plan that will help them control and maintain proper uric acid levels.

Hyperuricemia and Gout Symptoms

Doctors consider Gout to be two things: incurable, and progressive. I do not take that view. I have daily confirmation that the progression of the disease can be effectively managed through proper diet and supplementation. Addressing Gout is not just about chasing away the painful symptoms. It should also include a long term focus on keeping uric acid levels in a normal range.

Hyperuricemia is the medical term which describes increased uric acid levels in the body. The mystifying part is that someone may test for high uric acid levels, while never experiencing symptoms of Gout anywhere in the body. Yet, I would urge anyone to take careful note – high uric acid levels can be damaging.A doctor, who orders Gout-Relief, explained it best. She said Tom, “Though I am a doctor, I take your Gout-Relief product and it works very well.” But she went on to say, “You know Tom, uric acid is one of the most destructive substances to the human body. It eats bone, cartilage, joints, and skin.” I knew everything she said to be true, yet the way she stated it really resonated with me. I consider her comments to be a good case point for doing everything in ones’ power to keep uric acid levels in the normal range. Barring any such focus, people may have degrading joint and organ damage without being aware that the culprit is in fact Hyperuricemia or Gout.

The Downside of Gout Medicines

There are several strong negatives to the use of prescription medications designed to target Gout symptoms. Firstly, none of them are a cure for the condition, and commonly the prescriptions are less effective the longer someone takes them. I recall a customer who summed it up very well. He told me that he had been taking Allopurinol for 20 years, and said it used to work for him but now does nothing. His experience is not unique and stands to reason. Almost without exception, every common prescription for Gout can induce liver damage, and in many cases kidney damage as well. Liver and kidney function are closely related. Gout is a form of Arthritis and also a kidney disease. It does not make much sense to take a medication that can damage your kidneys, when that is the very organ that one needs to control Gout.

The Natural Approach for Suppressing Gout Symptoms

Over the years, I have spoken with several customers who had their blood tested for uric acid levels. Then, after taking Gout-Relief for several weeks, they have seen their uric acid levels drop to a normal range after being retested. Gout-Relief can quickly chase away all of the symptoms of Gout, usually in just a couple of days. Continuing with a maintenance or preventative dose (2-4 tablets daily) will keep future Gout episodes at bay while working to normalize uric acid levels. I encourage anyone with Gout to give Gout-Relief a try; it is safe, no side effects, fast-acting, and a very progressive natural supplement.

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Smart Supplement Tips for Heart Health

For those looking for natural ways to maintain or improve their heart health, we reviewed several highly recommended supplements and their benefits.

  • CoQ10
    Essential for heart health. At least 100 mg. daily up to 200mg. or more for smokers or those with a circulatory disease.
  • Hawthorne Berry
    Maybe the most significant herb for helping with the health of the heart.  The constituents nourish the heart muscle and strengthen it.  Hawthorne Berry is a very gentle herb, and works over time.  There are no side effects, and it is considered to be very safe.
  • L-Carnatine
    An amino acid found in meat.  Essential for proper functioning heart.  The highest concentration of this essential amino acid SHOULD be found in the heart.  Many people are deficient in this important protein source. Recommend at least 500 mg. daily.
  • Cayenne Pepper
    Naturally high in natural Niacin, Cayenne promotes healthy circulation and dilates the blood vessels.  Considered to be cleansing to many organs.  Very safe. Two 500mg. caps up to 3 x daily.
  • Heart Complex
    Trying a progressive formula with a complex of herbs would be recommended.  A product called Heart Formula can be found in liquid form, 20 drops in water 3x daily.
  • Blood Sugar
    Imbalanced blood sugar creates a host of health problems.  It causes stress to the Adrenals, Kidneys and other organs and may promote high blood pressure.  A significant formula called Blood Sugar Harmony is designed to normalize blood sugar levels.  This product includes Chromium Nicotinate which is an essential factor to controlling insulin triggers.  Helps to build muscle, and supports better utilization of proteins.  Also helpful for weight loss.
  • Garlic
    Numerous studies point to the ability of Garlic to help normalize cholesterol levels and lower high blood pressure. Also helps to build resistance to colds and flu, and helps to rid the body of toxic heavy metals.
  • Astragalus
    Many Herbalists consider Astragalus to be the MOST important herb for promoting healthy immune function. The benefits are many.  It helps with digestion and elimination of waste products, and increases metabolism.  It is further believed to protect from high blood pressure, arrhythmia, and improve overall cardiac function.  It also helps to prevent formation of fatty plaque deposits in the arteries.  Other benefits extend to helping with anemia, renal failure, diabetes, eyesight, liver and kidney function.  Astragalus should be one of the first things you reach for during cold and flu season.
  • Resveratrol
    Many studies have been done to show the benefits of this incredible extract.  The conclusion of these many studies give Resveratrol ‘fountain of youth’ type of billing.  It may be one of the most significant supplements one can take to promote a healthy body on many different levels.  Reseveratrol helps to reduce inflammation, it helps to lower bad cholesterol.  It is thought to limit the spread of cancer cells as well as protecting nerve cells from damage and arterial plaque buildup that can lead to Alzheimer’s disease.  Diabetes can be helped with this supplement due to its’ helping to reduce insulin resistance.  Studies with animals show an increase in lifespan and reduction in obesity. Recommended dose is 60 to 200 mgs. daily.  It may be more beneficial to chew the tablets before swallowing as the tissue in the mouth absorbs Resveratrol directly.
  • Green Tea Extract
    Green tea has also become the focus of much study.  The active ingredient is called ECGC which is a powerful anti-oxidant that promotes numerous health benefits, including weight loss, lowering bad cholesterol and risk of heart disease.  Additional studies show that ECGC kills cancer cells and benefits patients battling many types of cancers.  It further helps with inflammation, helps with blood sugar, protects the liver, fights infection, increases metabolism, and may help combat digestive disorders such as diarrhea and influenza.  Green Tea extract is also thought to slow the aging process and boost cognitive function in part because it is high in the amino acid call L-Theanine which helps the brain produce Dopamine.  L-Theanine found in Green Tea extract also helps to increase the body’s resistance to colds and flu.

Recommended reading:  Dr. Stephen Sinatra in his book The Sinatra Solution, Metabolic Cardiology promotes the use of many of the supplements outlined here; especially CoQ10 and L-Carnatine, Garlic and Hawthorne Berry among others.
All of the supplements mentioned in this article may be found at www.westernherbal.com.  Our customer service is highly trained to address your questions.  Our toll free customer care department is available Monday thru Friday, 9-5, Pacific Standard Time.  We wish you a happy and healthy 2015.

This article is for informational purposes only, and has not been evaluated by the FDA.  If you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medications, we recommend talking to your doctor or qualified medical practitioner.  This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any condition.

Chia seeds: A Holistic Supplement

From acai berries to kale, certain fruits and veggies (as well as some lean proteins) have had major booms in popularity due to their health benefits being “discovered” by large portions of the population. With the importance of healthy digestion recently coming to the forefront of overall health, chia seeds may soon become the next holistic remedy power food to hit the market. Continue reading “Chia seeds: A Holistic Supplement”

Why Topical Remedies Can’t Solve Hemorrhoids

Topical solutions by and large are ineffective for treating Haemorrhoids. The best of creams or ointments may bring some temporary relief or easing of symptoms, while some may actually make matters worse. Suppositories, medicated wipes, and even cryogenic devices may be well intended but often end up irritating this most delicate tissue. The reason is quite simple; haemorrhoids are not just a topical problem.

Many doctors treat the issue as if it was just a slight affliction that can be chased away with some steroid based cream or use of suppositories. Worse still, many doctors seem to dismiss how exceedingly painful and debilitating haemorrhoids (piles) can be. Very likely you may have discovered all this already for yourself. You would not expect a cream to completely solve Arthritic complaints, nor should you expect a cream or topical application to have long term merit for solving haemorrhoids, whether they be internal or external.

Recognizing The Symptoms of Gout

gout-symptomsDid you know that more than 8 million Americans suffer from gout, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center? As our population continues to age, the number of people who are diagnosed with this painful form of arthritis is expected to increase. As a result, there will be a greater need for natural supplements such as GR-911 for those who are experiencing symptoms due to a flare. However, it’s important that people are properly informed of what the symptoms of gout are and that they know when to seek out professional assistance for an accurate diagnosis.

Stages of gout Depending on the individual and severity of their condition, symptoms of gout may vary. For instance, did you know that there are four stages of gout? These include:

  1. Asymptomatic hyperuricemia
  2. Acute gouty arthritis
  3. Intercritical gout
  4. Chronic tophaceous gout

Starting with the first on this list, asymptomatic hyperuricemia patients will likely not experience any pain, inflammation or other suffering but will have high levels of uric acid within their systems. Once at the acute stage, a patient will first start experiencing irritation to his or her affected joint. The time in between gout attacks is known as intercritical gout, and chronic cases are the most painful and may occur after long-term suffering.

Symptoms to watch out for As uric acid levels first start building up within the body, you may experience warmth, pain, swelling and tenderness to the affected joint. Most commonly, this takes place in a patient’s big toe, but it can also be felt in the ankle or knee joints. Generally, sufferers have reported pain during the night that can last for hours at a time. Some other signs that you may be suffering from gout include red or purplish skin in the area you are feeling discomfort and/or limited mobility of the joint. If you believe you are exhibiting gout-like symptoms, talk to your doctor immediately.

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