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.

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Published 01.06.09 Compendium Authored by Thomas

Fulvium – Fulvic and Humic Acid Complex


Finally, here is a natural supplement that has broad benefits, no side effects and results in health and well-being that can be appreciated by anyone in the first few days of use.

What is Fulvium? 

Fulvium is a liquid formulation that is unique to Western Herbal and Nutrition. We have achieved a product that is all-natural, no additives (except water), and has taken nature approximately 30 million years to create. We have combined soluble Fulvic acid and soluble Humic acid in a 60% to 40% ratio. There are no equivalent natural products on the market today that can deliver so many health benefits in a single product.

Fulvic and Humic substances are often called the “Missing Link” to optimum health and nutrition. Fulvium is a safe and powerful health booster that provides amazing benefits on many levels; we refer to it as 3-D nutrition. Only recently has science really discovered this essential nutrient that contains 72 naturally occurring minerals, trace minerals and trace elements, 18 amino acids, fulvic acids, humic acids and other naturally occurring organic acids. Derived from a rare mineral deposit called E-lite, considered to be nature’s most bio-ionically transferable minerals.

What is Fulmic and Humic Acid?fulvium

Humic acid is formed through the decay of plant, and animal matter. Most soil contains tiny amounts of this valuable substance. While fertilizer helps to bring nutrients to plant life, small amounts of Humic components in the soil work to make this nutrition more available to plants at all levels. All plant life contains Humic substances. Concentrated deposits of Humic acid are formed over millions of years, and can be found and are mined at various places around the world.

Quality and concentration of these natural deposits can vary, but our research has led us to one of the few sources that meet our standards or purity and quality. Concentrated Humic acid deposits are the work of Mother Nature and time. It is estimated that it takes 3 tons of plant and living matter to create just one quart of Humic material. Once cleaned and separated from impurities, it is literally a concentrated and condensed life essence!!

Potential Benefits

Immune Support
Fulvium supercharges your immune system and imparts a strong ‘alkalizing influence” on the body. This can help increase resistance to colds and infections. **

Cleanse and Detoxify
Fulvium restores the body to its optimal potential by cleansing the body of pathogens, parasites, viruses and other toxins. **

Anti-Aging Effects
Extremely high in many forms of plant phytochemicals (antioxidants), Fulvium may contribute to an ability to slow or reverse typical processes of aging related to inflammation and cellular oxidative damage. In fact, the fulvic and humic acids are one of the planets highest sources of antioxidants. **

Thyroid Support
Promotes exceptional health of the thymus gland and may help balance the thyroid system by stabilizing the immune system. **

Energy Boost
Due its overall health benefits, taking Fulvium can lead to an increased overall level of energy and stamina, and may aid to combat fatigue and exhaustion by improving blood circulation and oxygenation at the cellular level. Feel better and more alert. **


Additional Benefits

  • Fulvic acid is a powerful chelating agent. Meaning, it helps to effectively remove metallic minerals from the body by turning them into readily absorbable bio-available forms. (1)
  • Enhances nutrients and makes them more available for use by the body and especially at a cellular level. (2)
  • Fulvic and Humic substances are some of the most powerful natural free radical scavengers and antioxidants known. (3)
  • Fulvic acids dissolve and transport vitamins, coenzymes, auxins, hormones, and natural antioxidants (4)
  • Enhances cell division and elongation by stimulating and balancing cells, creating optimum growth and conditions for replication. (5)
  • Improves permeability of cell membranes by acting as sensitizing agents to enhance permeability of the cell membrane. (6)
  • Increases the metabolism of proteins, RNA, and DNA. (7)
  • Fulvic acid has the power to chelate and form stable water soluble complexes with monovalent, divalent, trivalent, and polyvalent metal ions. It can aid the actual movement of metal ions that are normally difficult to mobilize or transport. (8)

Links related


1. Dissolves metals and minerals – Ong, H.L., Swanson, V.D., & Bisque, R.E. (1970) Natural organic acids as agents of chemical weathering (130-170). U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 700 c. Washngton, DC: U.S. Geological Survey.
2. Enhance and transport nutrients – Christman, R.F., & Gjessing, E.T. (1983). Aquatic and terrestrial humic materials. The Butterworth Grove, Kent, England: Ann Arbor Science. Also: Prakash, A. (1971). Terrigenous organic matter and coastal phytoplankton fertility. In J.D. Costlow (Ed), Fertility of the sea, 2, 351-368. (Proceedings of an International Symposium on Fertilty of the Sea, Sao Paulo, Brazil, London, and New York: Gordon and Breach Science)
3. Free radical – Senesi, N. (1990) Analytica Chmica Acta, 232, 51-75. Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier.
4. Williams, S. T. (1963). Are antibiotics produced in soil? Pedobiologia, 23, 427-435.
5. Cell elongation – Poapst, P.A., & Schnitzer, M. (1971). Fulvic acid and adventitious root formation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 3, 215-219.
6. Enhance permeability of cell membranes – Christman, R.F., & Gjessing, E.T. (1983). Aquatic and terrestrial humic materials. The Butterworth Grove, Kent, England: Ann Arbor Science. Also: Prakash, A. (1971). Terrigenous organic matter and coastal phytoplankton fertility. In J.D. Costlow (Ed.), Fertility of the sea, 2, 351-368. (Proceedings of an International Symposium on Fertility of the Sea, Sao Paulo, Brazil, London, and New York: Gordon and Breach Science) low molecular weight, Aiken, G.R., McKnight, D.M., & VacCarthy, P. 1985). Humic substances of soil, sediment and water, New York: Wiley – Interscience.
7. Proteins, DNA, RNA – Khristeva, L.A., Soloche, K.I., Dynkina, R.L., Kovalenko, V.E., & Gorobaya, A.I. (1967). Influence of physiologically active substances of soil humus and fertilizers on nucleic acid metabolism, plant growth and subsequent quality of the seeds. Humus et Planta, 4, 272-276.
8. Transport metal ions – Schnitzer, M., & Khan, S.U. (1972). Humic substances in the environment New York: Decker.

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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What are Herbal Supplements?

Herbals and botanicals have been used medicinally for thousands of years. Once thought of as ‘traditional medicine’ used by native or ancient cultures, herbal medicine has emerged as a popular complementary and alternative medicine, or supplement to modern medicine. The herbal market is growing steadily and herbal and botanical supplements are the leading type of complementary and alternative medicine for both adults and those under the age of 18. Continue reading “What are Herbal Supplements?”

Attention Difficulties In Children

As a concerned parent, I often here the discussion at schools – does ADHD exist?

This question has nearly as many answers as there are people willing to voice an opinion on the subject. There has never been a consensus about the validity of the ADHD diagnosis in large part because researchers had, until recently at least, found no evidence of a biological cause. The question is further confounded by the fact that the criteria doctors use to diagnose the disorder are common behaviors that nearly all of us have demonstrated at some point: failing to pay attention to details, having difficulty waiting in line, and so on.

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Don’t Avoid Fat – Avoid Unhealthy Fat Sources

Sources of omega-3 fatty acidsAmericans have shunned fat in their diet, blaming it as the culprit for our obesity and heart disease. Unfortunately, this linear thinking of “fat makes you fat” is incomplete. In fact, the average person is 20 pounds heavier today than he or she was in 1990. Rather than focusing on fat, we need to focus on minimizing unhealthy fat sources while maximizing the many alternative healthy sources. Continue reading “Don’t Avoid Fat – Avoid Unhealthy Fat Sources”

Candida’s reproductive methods provide insight into potential cures

Candida insightA recent scientific study may shed light on the reproductive patterns of Candida albicans, the usually unremarkable – but sometimes dangerous – resident of the human gut. The study, published in Nature in May 2009, examined candida’s reproductive activity and mechanisms for thriving in the human digestive tract. Continue reading “Candida’s reproductive methods provide insight into potential cures”

The benefits of natural remedies

herbal remediesFor thousands of years, humans have relied on herbal remedies to treat hundreds of different illnesses and maladies. These potential methods for improving health have experienced a renaissance in recent years, with many herbs, supplements and vitamins being used daily by thousands people. However, chemicals and conventional drugs still play a large role in the developed world’s healthcare system. There are a few benefits to using natural remedies whenever it is possible and appropriate to do so.

According to HealthGuidance, herbal remedies are significantly less expensive than their more conventional counterparts. In addition to being more affordable for individuals, herbal remedies, when used widely, could play an important role in eliminating fiscal waste in the medical world.

Herbal medicines are also widely praised for their lack of side effects. Though taking supplements without moderation can certainly be dangerous, natural remedies tend to be significantly less shocking on the body than conventional drugs. Conventional medications often produce side effects that must be treated with yet another medication, doubling the cost of medical treatment to the individual (and the medical community).

Herbal Remedies also pointed out that herbal supplements can do wonders for your health, even outside of the malady that is causing you trouble. However, there are times when herbal remedies may be inappropriate. If you are facing a serious condition, you’ll want to speak with your doctor before deciding to go the natural route. Good health can be achieved when years of wisdom and modern science are both taken into account.

Western Herbal has plenty of natural products that can help you feel better in your day-to-day life. Whether you are suffering from sleep deprivation, gout, hemorrhoids or other maladies, it is a good idea to research which natural remedies might be effective at helping improve your condition.

Herbal supplements in the US: A brief introduction

Herbal supplements provide many benefits to your lifestyle.Herbal remedies have been used by people throughout the world over the years. Also called phytomedicine, natural medicinals have a much longer history of being used than conventional medicine, and is largely valued for its ability to help promote and maintain current health. Continue reading “Herbal supplements in the US: A brief introduction”