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What is “Health” and how can it be acquired? We see young children running around full of vitality, and say, “Wish I had that kind of energy”. We don’t because our body is not functioning as well as it should and could.

Health is not just the absence of disease, but being alive with energy and vitality. Biochemically speaking, there are basically two components to health and vitality: Cleanse and Nourish: Out goes the toxins and wastes, and in comes the nutrients. Both of these are vital to our health. It cannot be emphasized enough that cleansing and nourishing are necessary for health. Cleansing alone will not do it; the body must have the nutrients it needs to function well and vis versa.

Ideally, we should get our nutrients from the food we eat, but often this is not the case, and we need to supplement our diet with super foods. In the nutritional world, there are many products out there, but finding the one that is best for YOU can be difficult. There are many claims and promises, and sometimes it can be hard to separate the truth from hype. Through many years of studying health, trying different products, starting this business, and doing numerous muscle-testing, I have found that not everything promoted as the “cure-all” really works. Some nutritional products that I recommend are:

Juice Plus
Herbs4You Blood Dirt & Wild Berry Powder
Garden of Life whole food products

Even though we may be taking in good nutrition, there will be times when we will need to cleanse our body. A good place to start is the colon. Without proper elimination, our whole body stagnates, toxins build-up, our immune system suffers. Then we are not able to properly assimilate our food. A healthy bowel should eliminate 1-3 times a day, and each BM should be of a fair size (six inches or longer). Often old fecal matter is on the lining of the walls of the intestine, which causes poor assimilation and a continual hunger because we are not assimilating the nutrition that we need.

The liver is the second most important organ to cleanse. The liver is the ultimate detoxification organ in our body. Everything we eat and drink is digested and then travels to the liver first, before entering our blood stream. It’s like a safety check. Our liver produces enzymes and other chemicals that neutralize all the harmful and toxic substances in our food and water. A healthy liver contains millions of immune cells called macrophages which literally kill and eat parasites, bacteria, virus, fungus, poison, toxin, or chemicals they come in contact with. Are you beginning to see why the liver is such an important organ? Any serious detox should include both the colon and the liver. For a normal healthy adult, the liver should be cleansed once a year.

I hope this has been helpful to you. If you are interested in developing your own Health Plan or doing a Botanical Medicine Consultation, please contact us.


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Amy Willis MH, CTN


About the Author

Amy Willis M.H., CTN

Master Herbalist, Board Certified Naturopath
Amy is the Owner and Founder of Herbs4You. She is a Master Herbalist from the School of Natural Healing, and Board Certified Naturopath from the American Naturopathic Medical Association. Amy has 30 years experience with herbs and 15 years experience muscle testing.