Monday, March 20, 2023

Teleconference Call with Donna Roth and Guests

From the Desk of Donna Roth March 20/23

Contact Donna Roth for consultations;

Contact Donna Roth to register for the TAFYH course.

Transforming the Health of Nations

A healthy body is warm, full of vigor, beauty, magnetism and power!


TAFYH team 73 now opened for registrations.

Comments shared.

Success Story: Large Kidney Stone Dissolved

Medicinal Alkaloids in Herbs

Discussion of Comfrey and Parsley

Power of Herbs

Words of Interest from Carol.

Q and A sent to

 I'm having a day of intentional gratitude. Sharing it with those who I consider god-sent.

You are one. I have met you at a very challenging and difficult point in my life. Major transformations and yes...still growing pains.

Your presence, strength, knowledge and steadfastness energize my heart and keeps me on the right track. The track that God and life also nudges me on.

Most importantly, this is not just about me. The ripple affect of your presence and work is the most essential part of all this.

So thank you ❤️


 Kidney Stone Dissolved

 Hope you are well. Just wanted to share with you a little success story. Remember my friend Aggie, who had the Kidney stone (6.9 mm).

Well she finally did buy the products for the Kidney flush and Did it 3 times. (Once Every week). She had an appointment today for surgery. I just finished talking to her and guess what. the stone was gone.. They just had to remove the tube that they left in there.

Tell her to do the One Day Kidney Flush;

1 glass water with lemon

Take 2 K, 2Magnesium, 2 Marshmallow.

1 glass of water with Chlorophyll 2 T.

Take 2 K, 2Magnesium, 2 Marshmallow.

 Take lemon juice and Lobelia straight up for pain any time and as many times as needed.

I also want to mention Comfrey. Nature’s Sunshine at one time has a capsule called Comfrey Pepsin with incredible healing properties of the digestive system. Then along came one scientist who did a study in a lab to prove that comfrey is harmful. I then searched the internet to find this information. I am totally amazed at the limited thinking that is expressed in this article. Just listen to this:

 I won’t quote the name of the author. I just know he does not understand herbs and the fact that all herbs contain these alkaloids even the potatoes he is eating from his garden. He just see that. He has decided to fear monger an innocent herb such as comfrey. Here it is.

 “Even today, years after pyrrolizidine alkaloids were found and identified in Comfrey (aka Symphytum officinale), herbalists continue to recommend its use. A few years ago, after I had commented on an online site about the dangers of using Comfrey, a well-known animal herbalist called me on the phone. “Comfrey isn’t dangerous”, she told me. “It is just a scam by Big Pharma to stop us using it so that they can make more money.”

 Then he aggressively states this:“It isn’t a scam by Big Pharma. Comfrey can kill. Pyrrolizidine alkaloids are very toxic to the liver and are also carcinogenic (cause cancer). The way that they work is by blocking small blood vessels in the liver. This leads to cirrhosis and eventually liver failure. In humans, use of comfrey for as little as 5 days (in children) or 19 days (in adults) has resulted in severe liver damage and death. Even long term use of very small doses can be harmful, as the damage is cumulative and the damage is irreversible.”

 This author just does not see that in this article he does not see the difference between the whole plant, comfrey and the active alkaloid, Pyrrolizidine. If the active alkaloid, Pyrrolizidine were to be isolated and eaten then yes it would cause the liver problems as stated in this article. But it is not Pyrrolizidine alkaloids that we are eating, it is the whole innocent comfrey plant. As a whole plant there are nutritive properties that work synergistically for protection and healing purposes and not for harming purposes as does the drug or the isolated alkaloid.

 The author then continues to ostracize this God given herb by referring to Pyrrolizidine.

 “What about topical (skin) use? Pyrrolizidine alkaloids can be absorbed through the skin as well. So, if you’re going to use a cream or ointment, make sure that the daily amount applied to the skin doesn’t exceed 100 micrograms. You might find that it is difficult to ascertain the correct level as most preparations don’t put the amount onto the label. Also, the analytical method used to assay these compounds is a bit unreliable.

 Both the leaves and the roots of Comfrey have been shown to cause cancer. Rats fed Comfrey (0.5% roots and 8% leaves) developed hepatomas (liver cancer) and died.”

Now I have to speak to this study regarding the mice that died in this study. First of all the mice were not fed comfrey leaves and roots, The roots and leaves in this study were prepared into a liquid infusion and injected into the rats or force fed into the rats not for just a few days but for 179 to 600 days that’s almost 2 years. Well guess what the life span of the average lab rat is? Its about 2 years!!

 It is totally unfair to force feed these poor lab rats and then make false claims that it caused a health problem. Then I also read that it was only 3 of the rats that actually developed tumors, It was not all the rats that developed cancers and those that got the tumors that 96% were not carcinogenic tumors they were benign tumors. So I also ask about these rats. They were bred in a lab so how many of them already had co morbidity disorders. Who tells you how they were bred or what they were fed before the comfrey study.

 Here is an article I found that talks about this Comfrey and Rat study.

 All dosing levels in this study were significantly higher than expected human intake at therapeutic levels.”

 “No research has been undertaken to determine the validity of the traditional use of comfrey in the treatment of broken bones, tendon damage, ulcerations in the gastrointestinal tract, and lung congestion. However, documented anti-inflammatory analgesic  wound healing , and immune modulating  effects support the use of comfrey as a vulnerary. Other research has shown components of comfrey to have cholinergic action and the ability to inhibit tumors.”  2004 Dorena Rode 

 Now listen to the author of the article I mentioned earlier.

 “What are the symptoms of pyrrolizidine alkaloid poisoning?

 jaundiced skin (from impaired liver function)

rough, unkempt appearance


prolapsed rectum

edema of tissues of the digestive tract



abnormal behavior. 

cattle may have a bloated appearance.

 There is no mention of Comfrey here but a lot of information on the poisoning affects of pyrrolizidine.

 Mendel FriedmanCarol E. Levin 2016 write

“Potatoes contain two classes of alkaloids: the glycoalkaloids and the calystegines. The presence of glycoalkaloids in potatoes and their toxicity have been known for more than a century and much has been written about them.”

Then these authors conclude:

Glycosidase-inhibiting calystegine alkaloids (polyhydroxylated nortropanes) probably also contribute to the beneficial health properties of potatoes (Friedman et al., 2003; Friedman and Levin, 2016). In conclusion, the results of this study are not only of fundamental interest that might help our understanding of the composition and biological functions of different samples of whole potato tubers, peels, and cortexes, but also have important implications for nutrition and human health.”

 Now I want to talk about Parsley. I remember it was in the late 1990/s when Health Canada decided to take Parsley capsules off the market. Yet you could go to any supermarket at that time and buy Parsley. But Health Canada decided to take Parsley off the market. So for a short time Natures Sunshine was not allowed to sell Parsley capsules. I remember writing a letter to the Health Minister at that time asking her why parsley was taken off the market. Here is the  letter from Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health May 13/2011. Her response shocked me.

 Dear Ms. Roth:

Thank you for your correspondence of March 22/2011, concerning the Natural Health Products regulations NHPR. Your member of Parliament, Mr. Ron Cannan has also written on your behalf. I regret the delay in responding.

Maintaining health and safety of Canadians is a priority for the Government of Canada. Health Canada’s mandate is to ensure that Canadians have access to the safest possible products. The NHPR help assure that Canadians have access to a range of natural health products that are safe effective and of high-quality whole respecting freedom of choice as well as philosophical and cultural diversity.

I introduced the natural Health Products ( Unprocessed Product License Applications) Regulations to ensure that products with applications that have been waiting longer than 180 days for approval which meet basic safety criteria can legally be sold while their applications undergo a full review.

Since the NHPR came into force Health Canada has issued over 28,000 NHP licenses representing 38,000 products and over 7000 Exemption numbers under the Natural Health Products (Unprocessed Product License Applications) Regulations (representing 9654 products.

Health Canada recognizes that NHP’s are generally safe; however there are rare circumstances when recalls are necessary to protect Canadians. Since the NHPR came into force, Health Canada has issued 150 recalls, 40 of which were for serious health risks. The Department continues to follow a risk-based compliance and enforcement approach. And will focus its enforcement efforts on those products that’s pose an unacceptable risk to the health of Canadians. Page 2 is missing.

 Here is the answer to my  question: Why was Parsley taken off the market?

“Parsley ( Petroselinum crispum) is considered to be a medicinal ingredient for an NHP”

 She plainly stated that there was an active ingredient in Parsley that was dangerous. Of course that part is true. There are medicinal alkaloid in Parsley that are dangerous if they are extracted and consumed. There are bitter compounds called coumarins that is part of the parsley plant. And it is these active compounds that are powerful in dissolving kidney stones and gallstones. Parsley is a great diuretic that has the ability to clean out some very toxic harmful debris from the body. Now you can understand how confused this Health Minister was. She thought Parsley was the same as the active coumarins. Nature has the ability to create plants with active alkaloids that have powerful dissolving properties. You can also see how Gabriela’s friend was able to use the combination of herbs known as K to dissolve her big kidney stone. K has parsley in it.

 There is something else that I would like to point out in this discussion. We tend to think that we could just go to the grocery store and buy Parsley and dissolve kidney stone with it. Here is the question that you need to entertain if you think store bought Parsley has the medicinal coumarins in it. You do not know if that parsley even has any of the medicinal compounds in it. Where was it grown? Is it the correct species of Parsley? What was sprayed on it? And one thing I do know is that the parsley from the grocery store is not standardized. Nature’s Sunshine ensures that their products are pure, potent and standardized. So when I give you the instructions to do a One Day Kidney Flush to clean out kidney stones, or arthritis or brain fog or allergy symptoms I know you will get results.

 Last week I talked about a man who had arthritis, stiff neck, sore back, congested sinuses. Her followed the instructions for the One Day Kidney Flush where he was drinking water and Chlorophyll or water and Arginine every hour and every hour he was  taking 2 K, 2 SN-X, 2 Cat’s Claw combination. He did this flush 9 times, once a week for 9 weeks with amazing results. I really don’t know why people are suffering and don’t do these flushes. They are simple and easy to do.

 Finally, I want to remind everyone that plants have power. They are loaded with energy and nutrients and active alkaloids to perform amazing tasks in our bodies if we would just stop to think about it.

A tomato seed has the energy and power to build a 5 foot tall plant that can produce about 50 or more orange sized tomatoes.

An small acorn that any child can hold in her little hand can produce a massive tall oak tree that produces millions of tiny acorns.

Does it then not stand to reason that 60 small capsules of K with parsley taken over 3 days can dissolve a large kidney stone?

Does it not stand to reason that 180 capsules of K with parsley in it can clean out arthritic deposits in the neck joints and in the back joints over a period of 9 weeks?

Does it not stand to reason that 180 capsules of SN-X herbal capsules taken over 9 cleanses can clean out sinuses?

Does it not stand to reason that the herbs Paw and Paw and Cat’s Claw and super food smoothies taken over the course of a year can clean out the toxins that cause cancer?

We have become so blinded by white coats, and universities and science and drugs and vaccines that we have lost our connection to the earth and its laws of nature and all the goodness and power and ability of those humble herbs to clean out poisons and to restore our health.