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From the Desk of Donna Roth April 18/22


From the Desk of Donna Roth April 18/22

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Monday April 18/22

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Tips for Great Health

Successes: Lupus, Asthma

Are Herbs Scientifically Proven??

Words of Wisdom by Carol


Talk by Donna Roth Science vs Laws of Nature. July 201`7

I often hear people ask me, “ Is it scientifically proven?” The way I see it science changes its direction as often as the wind. So let’s talk about some drugs that were scientifically proven to be safe and effective and how that science changed like the wind when it was discovered that lives were lost, people got heart attacks and cancers.

             In the late 1950’s the drug called Thalidomide was proven to be safe and effective. “Thalidomide, was hailed as a "wonder drug" that provided a "safe, sound sleep”. It was prescribed to  pregnant women for morning sickness. Let’s just find out the consequences of this science.

“Thalidomide was a catastrophic drug with tragic side effects. Not only did a percentage of the population experience the effects of peripheral neuritis, a devastating and sometimes irreversible side effect, but thalidomide became notorious as the killer and disabler of thousands of babies.

When thalidomide was taken during pregnancy (particularly during a specific window of time in the first trimester), it caused startling birth malformations, and death to babies. Any part of the foetus that was in development at the time of ingestion could be affected.

For those babies who survived, birth defects included: deafness, blindness, disfigurement, cleft palate, many other internal disabilities, and of course the disabilities most associated with thalidomide:

The numbers vary from source to source as no proper census was ever taken, but it has been claimed that there were between ten and twenty thousand babies born disabled as a consequence of the drug thalidomide. There are approximately 5,000 survivors alive today, around the world. Never counted and never to be known, are the numbers of babies miscarried, or stillborn, let alone the number of family members and parents who have suffered over the years.

In Canada no thalidomide case ever reached a trial verdict. Rather, families were forced to settle out-of-court with gag orders imposed on them not to discuss the amounts of their settlements. This resulted in wide disparity in the compensation amounts, with settlements for individuals with the same levels of disability varying by hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Notice how thalidomide was scientifically proven to be safe and effective and a wonder drug.

After babies were born without limbs and with various birth defects it was suddenly taken off the market, My point of discussion is that science can change direction like the wind. Yet we rely on this science as proof and truth.

Here are two more cases:

Vioxx was safe and effective until it was shown that it caused heart attacks and strokes. It was proven to be linked to about 27,785 heart attacks or sudden cardiac deaths between May 20, 1999 and 2003. Suddenly it was off the market. It took 27000 heart attacks to prove it was a dangerous drug.

Menopausal Hormone Therapy

Research from the WHI studies has shown that MHT is associated with the following harms quote”

Urinary incontinence. Use of estrogen plus progestin increased the risk of urinary incontinence

Dementia. Use of estrogen plus progestin doubled the risk of developing dementia among postmenopausal women age 65 and older (5).

Stroke, blood clots, and heart attack. Women who took either combined hormone therapy or estrogen alone had an increased risk of stroke, blood clots, and heart attack (1, 3). For women in both groups, however, this risk returned to normal levels after they stopped taking the medication (2, 4).

Breast cancer. Women who took estrogen plus progestin were more likely to be diagnosed with breast cancer (6). The breast cancers in these women were larger and more likely to have spread to the lymph nodes by the time they were diagnosed (6). The number of breast cancers in this group of women increased with the length of time that they took the hormones and decreased after they stopped taking the hormones (7).


Can the microbiome help you sleep more deeply, have healthier skin, experience less joint pain, and make you happier? Dr Davis ; Wheat Belly

High triglyceride levels are common,. You will find a triglyceride level among the four values on any standard cholesterol panel. The problems that arise from high triglycerides are the blocking of insulin Ways to reduce high triglycerides is by reversing insulin resistance: grain and sugar elimination, vitamin D restoration, getting adequate sleep, and physical activity all help reverse insulin resistance. A very quick way to reverse insulin resistance is through intermittent fasting, fasting for periods of 15-36 hours (while hydrating well).

Drink water and hydrate: Drinking clean water; water with no chloride, fluoride but think of the residues of vaccines, drugs getting into your water system. Solstic Energy dehydrates and so does adding salt and stirring clockwise and then counterclockwise help to restructure your waster and help to hydrate. Tom Cowan.

Limit Legumes, Cooked Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, and Yams. In general, don’t eat more than 1/4 cup of any of these foods per meal. Including some of these foods can be important, however, as they benefit bowel flora, especially chickpeas, hummus, lentils, and raw white potatoes.

Success Story: Lupus  by Lynn

You Don’t have to Have Lupus or Be Diseased. Just Make a Decision Says Lynn

Ten years ago, Lynn was diagnosed with Lupus and was given 2 years to live.

“My whole life ended, and I went into a deep depression. I was hospitalized to a psych ward for a period of 3 months. I was totally overwhelmed, and I broke down.” For years Lynn’s life was totally consumed by doctors. Visits to the doctors’ offices was her entire social life.” I was letting the doctors tell me what to do. I was living on borrowed time. All I did was make appointments with doctors and sit around in the waiting rooms to see doctors. I shaved my legs daily to see doctors. I was up to visiting 15 doctors a week. I was very timid, and I was lost. I was bitter. Why is my life shutting down? “

No one could give Lynn an answer. Then one day she made a decision – a decision that changed her life. Someone had told her about Donna Roth, an expert herbalist and she decided to visit her for a consultation. The consultation discovered that Lynn was very deficient in many different minerals, enzymes , and essential fatty acids. On July 31/06 Lynn started on her new adventure.

“I decided I would do exactly what Donna said I should do. I taped the instructions to my fridge, and I stuck to the program.”

Every day Lynn took the following Nature’s Sunshine herbal program:

Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic 3 oz a day

Ultimate Green Zone

LIV-C 4 capsules a day

Evening Primrose Oil 4 capsules a day

Colostrum 4 a day

No sugar, pop, wheat, yeast products. A diet of vegetables, fruit, nuts, seeds, hormone free meat, eggs. Water only to drink.

At the end of August/2006 Lynn visited her liver specialist who did a liver enzyme test for her. The results showed the liver enzymes to be down to normal for the first time in 10 years. The doctor couldn’t believe it and so he did another liver test just in case there was an error in the testing procedures. Once again, the liver test showed the enzyme levels to be perfectly normal. All other blood tests showed everything to be in the normal range. The blood pressure came down from 180/110 to 127/85. The doctor was absolutely amazed and told Lynn she wouldn’t have to see him for another 6 months. Lynn also weaned off 5 of her 7 medications- the anti-malaria drugs, the blood pressure meds, the diuretics, the potassium and the arthritic pain drugs.

Today Lynn rarely has any pain. The cramps she would have in the liver and the ribs every time she ate have gone. Her leg cramps decreased dramatically. She rarely gets headaches anymore and her sugar cravings are gone. The anxiety attacks, stress and depression are gone. Her sporadic menstrual cycle is normal now

“I learned I had to speak for myself and do it myself. I was letting the doctors tell me what to do. I changed my eating habits. I changed my shopping habits from cookies and potato chips to fruits and vegetables. I get excited when I cook now. I discovered how my intestinal tract works. I feel younger today then I did 10 years ago. “Lynn’s advice is to gain knowledge about yourself and to do it yourself.

Marie had been sick off and on for 17 years. She was stricken with asthma attacks and relied on  steroids to ease the asthma .The side effects of the steroids led to osteoarthritis and now she was taking pain drugs to alleviate the terrible pain of the osteoarthritis . She tried so hard to get off those horrible steroids but when ever she did the pain in the joints was crippling and she could not function. She could hardly get off the chair to walk to the bathroom. Then there was always the constant congestion in the sinuses and the lungs and the serious attacks of asthma which only puffers and steroids could control. Within the first 5 months of 2011 Marie spent 55 days in the hospital and she was admitted to the ICU 3 times with life threatening asthma. Her lung capacity was so low that she could only blow 160 points on the Blow Scale. The Blow Scale registers up to 800 points. Here we go again - more steroids and the steroids helped her to blow to 350 points on the Blow Scale. Marie was so sick that thinking was an issue.  “Depression was so involved in my illness and my mind was constantly foggy and I could not think. Steroids cause depression so you’re caught up in this vicious catch 22 cycle.”

 Now here is a point of interest. I have known Marie for 17 years and on more than one occasion I mentioned a herbal program to her. The idea just did not catch on. She just did not think that herbs could ever help her. She was too sick and if drugs could not help how could  herbs ever make a difference. Finally in July 2012 Marie  ,with the help of her daughter, succumbed to a herbal program. In July of 2012 Marie attended a consultation session with Donna Roth and committed to following her educational advise. Here is Marie’s secret to her success.

First she totally went off all grains, all sugar foods, all milk products.

Second she increased her nutritional status by making high dense nutritious super shakes with Mineral Chi Tonic, Solstic Energy  and Zambroza.

Third Marie took capsules of HSN-W 5 a day to heal the inner membrane of her damaged lungs.

Fourth Marie took capsules of Nature’s Sunshine Cat’s Claw combination 5 a day to clear up the infection in the lungs.

Fifth Marie found that she no longer needed steroids and so she went off the steroids.

The turning point came after 6 weeks on this program. Once again it was time for Marie to do the Blow test. She recalled that in the past she was able to blow only as high as 350 points and that was with the help of the steroid drugs. This time there are no drugs. To Marie’s utter amazement she was able to blow to 450 points the best ever in 17 years. Marie is ecstatic. What a difference nutrition and herbs have made in her life. This is the best she has felt in 17 years. And she is enjoying life. She is presently well enough to go on a holiday with her husband and her grandchildren.

Marie wants all those who are suffering with health problems to know that you don’t have to waste 17 years of your life to do a herbal program. Just call Donna Roth and she will give you sound educational information regarding nutrition and herbs. It will change your life !