Dr. Clark Store's Blog

    Breathe Easy

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 07:49 AM

    Take a big breath.

    Does that lungful of air feel a little cooler? Did you catch a hint of the quintessential smells of fall weather? Rain, smoke from a chimney, burning pumpkin flesh?

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    Topics: herbs, health concerns

    Rummaging Through Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jun 19, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

    The next time you have experience an ache or soreness, stop to consider how you’re going to handle it. Before your reach for an over-the-counter ointment or pill, know that you can go about pain relief with natural remedies. Pharmaceutical drugs don’t have to be your only path to pain relief. And consider that both prescription and OTC drugs are largely made up of synthetic chemicals that tax the liver and immune system because the body has to work harder to filter and eliminate them.

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    Topics: herbs, alternative healthcare

    Are You Buying Adulterated Herbal Supplements?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Feb 06, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

    If you’ve been keeping up with the news, and especially the natural products and health sectors, you’ve probably heard the recent scandal regarding herbal supplements not being what they claim.

    An investigation by the New York State Attorney General’s office into store-brand herbal supplements from retail giants GNC, Target, Walgreens, and Walmart came up with some disappointing conclusions. A number of the tested herbal supplements were found to contain ingredient substitutions and potential allergens that were not identified in the ingredient list.

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    Topics: herbs, supplements

    10 Reasons Why Your Supplements Don't Work as Advertised

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Jun 06, 2014 @ 09:09 AM

    Since 1993, Self Health Resource Center (SHRC)/Dr. Clark Store has uncompromisingly pursued the making of the purest, most potent bioavailable dietary supplements.

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    Topics: dr. hulda clark, herbs, supplements, toxins, microorganisms

    Extend the Life of Your Supplements!

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, May 09, 2014 @ 07:38 AM

    Recently many manufacturers of herbal products, such as Dr. Clark Store, have shifted from printing “Expiration Date” or “Use By” dates on products to printing “Manufacture Date.” Consequently, practitioners, consumers, and stores are noticing this change and wondering about its implications for products’ shelf life. What brought about this change in the industry standard and what does it mean for consumers?

    People may assume that “Expiration Date” is a required feature for product packaging intended to protect the consumer against dated product. However, in the eyes of the FDA, “Expiration Dates” are all too often used to benefit an industry at the expense of the consumer. Many pharmaceutical companies place a short “Expiration Date” on products that have a long, stable, shelf life simply to encourage product turnover. Understandably, the FDA does not like to see products that are labeled with an “Expiration Date” unless there is scientific data to support that the product is good up to a stated date and that it degrades beyond that date.

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    Topics: herbs, supplements

    Whole Herb vs. Standardized Herbal Extract - Which is Better?

    Posted by Stacy Facko on Fri, Mar 21, 2014 @ 08:33 AM

    Have you ever found yourself browsing an online shop or cruising a shelf at your favorite herb store wondering . . . which one?

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    Topics: herbs, supplements, toxins

    Avoid Kidney Stones the Easy Way

    Posted by Helen Walker on Fri, Mar 07, 2014 @ 09:49 AM

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    Topics: water quality, cleansing, kidney health, herbs, minerals, health concerns

    12 Secrets to Resetting Your Inner Clock

    Posted by Helen Walker on Fri, Feb 14, 2014 @ 09:32 AM

    People all over the world are desperate for sleep!

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    Topics: liver health, cleansing, herbs, sleep, minerals, healthy habits

    How an herb became a drug and how people became slaves

    Posted by Amanda Izaguirre on Tue, Jan 08, 2013 @ 09:58 AM

    How an herb became a drug
    and how people became slaves

    Our modern western medical system is based on the creation of patented drugs. This system got implemented by Rockefeller a long time ago when he bought influence with US universities and lawmakers. It still holds true that creating the laws of commerce is more valuable than gold.

    It’s all about what you claim
    In order to make the patented drug industry work, FDA regulations state that only a drug can cure anyone. This I know you find is ridiculous, well here is how it works. Take an herb like cinnamon. It is simply a food when sold as spice in the grocery store, however if sold encapsulated it becomes a supplement. If you then put a medical claim on the label of the supplement, for example that the cinnamon can help people with diabetes regulate their blood sugar and then refer to research, the cinnamon becomes a drug.

    Find the research here: http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/26/12/3215.full

    This is of course why you see so many “non-names” on supplement labels, like “Diabetx”, “DiabetHope” and others. I don’t know if those are used yet. Even those names are sometimes challenged by FDA if the are accompanied with other indications. Strictly speaking FDA only allows for “Structure and Function Claims”. Such claims cannot claim any benefits. For example if you are selling vitamins you cannot say that vitamin C helps with the common cold.  You cannot say that wormwood helps kill worms and especially not particular kind of worms. You cannot mention any name of diseases on your label, like “Helps people with diabetes”, “helps people with cancer”, and so forth.  Supplement manufacturers can only claim that the supplements helps maintain an already healthy body healthy, like in the statement that “turmeric helps in maintaining healthy cell function.”  Even the claim “turmeric helps relieve muscle pain” is not allowed despite good research supporting that claim to be accurate and truthful, because “pain” is a disease - and only drugs can cure diseases (according to patent-FDA)

    No claim is allowed unless you spend 800 dollars
    Since you can’t patent the use of a cinnamon the only way for a company to make a claim about the herb or its components is to take the cinnamon apart chemically and find the “active ingredient” that helps cinnamon regulate blood sugar. So therefore the patent medicine has now identified the  chemical hydroxychalcone, the active ingredient, which is believed to modify the sensitivity of cells to insulin, enhancing their uptake. Voila! 800 dollars later you have a new drug that can be dispensed by doctors.

    The system doesn't work to benefit the public
    Please note no one can afford the high level of research needed in order to get an herb approved as a drug by FDA, therefore this is a catch 21 situation. FDA knows it and the patent med guys like it like this.  Why allow others to sell herbs with claims on them (although based on good science) when they can just “up the anty” and demand “higher level” of research that costs so much money (on average 800 millions) that no one can in their right mind could spend that amount to be allowed to put a claim on a simple bottle of herb (because its not patentable). Only if you pull the herb apart, find out what’s inside and then synthesize the chemical can you then patent the “drug” can you afford the 800 mill.

    Who pays the 800 million for the patented pill?
    The answer to that is: Mindless sheeps!  The taxpayer and unfortunately this is partly financed by participants in pink washing marathons. The patent medicine industry found a way a long time ago to get US taxpayers to pay at least part of and sometime the majority of the 800 millions. Taxol is a good example, it is a substance derived from the the slow growing Pacific yew tree. All development was done by US taxpayers at the cost of $484 million but Bristol-Myers Squibb has sold $9 billion worth of Taxol worldwide and has NOT even paid 10% back to Uncle Sam.

    Latest news from ABC News: “Taxpayers End Up Funding Drug Companies”: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/YourMoney/story?id=129651#.UH_-_WlER9s

    Big Pharmaceutical corporations benefit from pink
    I don’t know how much, but I suspect a lot of the pink washing money goes to NIC who spent 5,098,147,000 dollars in 2010 on cancer research.

    Take a look at this fine pink sponsor!

    I found this image on Think Before You pink webiste, check it out! Those girls are standing up for themselves and all of us! www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org

    Correct me if I am wrong but I suspect most of the pink money goes to companies that are selling junk, like pink shoes, pink cancer causing lipsticks and the like and some of the money will also go toward finding a profitable patentable pill that again Bristol-Myers Squibb and other slugs will benefit from.  Am I wrong on that? Please someone tell me what is going on here!????

    FDA and the patent medicine industry are like the banks which are like some large religious organizations. They like to grow larger and larger and have a long time ago stopped caring about people - even if people run those big organizations.

    Although those organizations mainly consists of good people they are just there to make a living by blindly following orders and are incentivized to believe the lies the system spits out. It’s wholesale brainwashing.

    In this system everyone is doing what’s best for them when the whole ship is sinking. blub blub blub...   Someone tell me this is just a bad dream!???
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    Topics: herbs

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