Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark - 100 Vegetarian Capsules
Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark is one of the finest and most valuable medicines in the herbal world. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark possesses an abundant mucilage which will soothe, disperse inflammation, draw out impurities, heal rapidly, and greatly strengthen. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark is especially soothing and healing to irritated and inflamed surfaces, the various mucous membranes internally, or wounds, burns, chapped skin, etc., externally. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark is most beneficial for inflammatory conditions of the stomach, lungs, intestines and urinary organs. The powder made into a mucilage beverage or gruel is a bland and nutritive food for babies, the elderly, or convalescents (it possesses as much nutrition as oatmeal, and is an excellent sustaining food). The gruel is a valuable remedy in all cases of weakness, pulmonary complaints, stomach inflammation, lung hemorrhage, etc. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark is considered as one of nature's finest demulcents. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark is especially efficient in absorbing noxious gases and neutralizing any acidity in the stomach. Because of its mucilaginous nature, it insures easy passage during the processes of assimilation and elimination. Dr. Christopher's Slippery Elm Bark's action is so gentle that it can be retained by delicate stomachs when other substances will be rejected. As a poultice, the slippery elm is one of herbal medicines greatest remedies in soothing injured or inflamed parts, which also provides the elements for speedy healing and strengthening of the tissue. This was an important botanical medicine and food for both the American Indians and pioneers.
Are Dr. Christopher’s products safe for diabetics?
Dr. Christopher’s products are all naturally made from whole food vitamins, but there are a few products that have Nutritional Yeast in them, like Vitalerbs, Jurassic Green, Mindtrac & Kid-e-Mins. Some extracts have a corn base vegetable glycerine. Many diabetics have used the formulas safely for years & have had much success.
Mission & Quality Statement
Quality Products for You!
Dr. Christopher's Mission is to provide natural whole food dietary supplements according to the Dr. John R. Christopher ND, MH philosophy at fair prices with excellent service. Dr. Christopher’s Original Formulas are time-tested & have been manufactured since 1945 & trusted by millions of people because they work.
Time & time again, they hear from customers that they tried another brand but did not experience the same results as with Dr. Christopher’s Formulas. To this, this reply it’s because the quality & experience that is put into every bottle we make. From the fields that harvest our herbs, through the state of art manufacturing processes, down to the finish product that our customers take daily.
Dr. John R. Christopher was a pioneer of natural supplements that are very common today. Far ahead of his time, John began formulating when no one sold wholesale herbs, so he had to find ingredients & create his own formulas. Over the years he created more than 66 formulas that are still used by millions today. Dr. Christopher’s fame grew rapidly & In 1953 he set up the School of Natural Healing that is still operating today & many founders of other herbal businesses have studied & learned from his philosophy. He wrote 5 books that continue to be great sellers. He gave more than 120 lectures & seminars internationally & in the United States. Dr. Christopher’s legacy continues in the lives he touched & in his herbal formulas will aid through generations to come.
Dr. Christopher's only uses Whole Herb/Plant products, not standardized. Today the process of extracting “leading active ingredients” is common place & is called “Standardization.” It’s all the rage throughout the chemical & natural food industry. The theory is that if one dose of a “suspected” key ingredient is good, a large dose all at once of that ingredients is better. Not so! Those leading active ingredients are properly placed, by Nature, in proportions mixed with other ingredients to keep the herb in perfect balance synergistically. When taken in whole form, they present to your body a balanced solution.
Dr. Christopher strongly demanded his company only manufacture herbal products using the Whole herb, never extracting a single ingredient. He understood the necessity of using herbs the way nature had intended them, in their whole state.
Dr. Christopher's only accepts Non-treated or steam treated Organic & Wildcrafted herbs when available (reasons for unavailability: endangered, out of season, failed crops etc.), & all ingredients are listed on our product label. They are 100% Pure. They do not use chemicals or chemical clones, added fillers/flow agents, or genetically modified ingredients that many companies use to cheapen their product for profit. As the saying goes “You get what you pay for”. If you start with a cheap raw material, there is nothing you can do in the manufacturing process to improve quality. Sourcing high-quality ingredients for their formulas is key. Often we will receive a sample from a supplier & test results show that it does not contain active constituents in proper ratios so it is rejected & the sourcing process continues until the high quality expectations are met. Unfortunately, there are many that do not share the same high standards in the marketplace today & as is always the case you get what you pay for. You can’t expect a cheap car to outperform & have the luxuries of a top-of- the-line vehicle, just as you shouldn’t expect a cheaply made herbal product to benefit our body the same way the highest-quality supplements will.
Dr. Christopher's vegetarian caps are manufactured with state-of-the-art technology, & made from a vegetable derived raw material. Their hard shell vegetable capsules are produced with Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (HPMC), derived from wood and cotton fibers, which is certified as Kosher for year round & passover use by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America & meets all requirements of current USP and FCC (Food Chemical Codex). HPMC. They are considered Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) by FDA, are non-ionic & sulfate free. Finally there now is a real alternative for vegetarians & consumers who are restricted by religion from taking capsules made from beef or pork by products.
Dr. Christopher Extracts are a 4:1 ratio (4 part herb to 1 part vegetable glycerin or pure grain alcohol). We use a Cold Percolation Process to ensure that no enzymes are destroyed. This extraction process preserves the natural occuring enzymes in the plant product. Unfortunately it’s all too common for other manufacturers to use a heating process which destroys many of the vital nutrients & enzymes in the plant. Their glycerin is tested for DEG contamination and is DEG free, kosher, & derived from palm.
Dr. Christopher's does not rely on CofA’s (Certificates of Analysis) from any source as we validate the identity of each plant & finished product through High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography to ensure their quality. Many competitors use IR (Infrared) to verify the identity of each plant. This method is cheaper, less accurate & does not have the ability to detect contaminates, such as pesiticides in the herb. They do Organoleptic testing & a full spectrum of Microbiological Testing on each plant & those tests include TVC (Total Viable Count), Yeast & Mold Counts, Coliform Counts, E-coli & Salmonella. Other quality assurance tests performed on our Raw Materials include High Performance Liquid Chromatography, Gas Chromatography & Heavy Metal ICP-MS test.
Their raw materials & finished products go through more testing than many of our competitors to ensure our customers all over the world get consistently high-quality products. They meet & exceed current government GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) quality standards. Their state of the art production & raw materials storage facilities includes a climate-controlled warehouse & cutting-edge laboratory equipment. Dr. Christopher's receives regular in house audits as well as FDA audits.
About Dr. Christopher
As a young man, John R. Christopher told his mother he wanted to become a doctor. His mother laughed because of his squeamishness at watching her kill the farm’s chickens or even prepare them. He declared, “I want to be the kind of doctor that heals people without cutting them.” A few years later, traditional doctors had given up hope that their medicines and practices would relieve his mother of her pain and suffering from diabetes. Bloated and with gangrene poisoning, her life was limited. A gentle and efficient man came to help, referring to himself as a Naturopathic doctor.
Before John’s mother could tell him what was wrong, he silently observed her and then began to give a litany of her ailments. He was right on. He then told her of changes she needed to make in her eating habits. Before leaving he gave her some herbs. The recovery was remarkable. John was deeply impressed. John’s own early life was marked by great health frustrations. Shortly after his birth on November 25, 1909, John’s parents left him at an orphanage where Melissa and Leander Christopher discovered him when he crawled over and perched himself on Melissa’s lap. It was a match made by heaven.
As a baby John developed a type of croup that left him gasping for air and the parents praying for a solution. That night a stranger came to their door, said he understood their baby was sick and told them exactly what to do. After following the advice, John was healed. The stranger never returned. John struggled with Advanced Rheumatoid Arthritis, hardening of the arteries and other ailments that led doctors to declare he wouldn’t live to thirty.
A good student with a photographic memory, he was accepted to study law. Just days before starting, he was pronounced dead at the scene of a car crash. At the morgue, while his parents were identifying the body, his mother detected a glimmer of life. He was then hospitalized with little hope of recovery. John did regain consciousness from the coma, but after six weeks, he was still paralyzed. Against John’s wishes, his parents took John to a chiropractor. To his amazement, the next week he resumed his job at the lumber mill.
But the accident had ruined his photographic memory. He had frequent bouts of amnesia. Nothing seemed to help. In his studying he came across advise that told him he needed to eat meat sparingly, eat fruits, grains and nuts in their seasons. A proper diet.The words rang true and by 1939 he’d developed a stringent diet of fresh fruits and vegetables. As he changed his diet, he noticed his rheumatism changed. With the full diet, he suffered little from the disease. When he used processed flour, he soon had to use a cane. If he ate refined sugars, he had to use a wheel chair. When he included red meats, he’d find himself confined to bed.Soon he immersed himself in studies of plants and how they could be used by humans for medicinal purposes. In the meantime he married and began a family. Then came the war. At age 35 he was drafted into the Army. The Army sent him to a mid-west infirmary where he tried to help soldiers with his herbal formulas that he’d been creating, but was prohibited by the officer in charge.
One day the officer announced that a young soldier would be discharged because of a Impetigo, a severe skin condition. John volunteered to help the man. The major gave him a week. John treated the soldier with a tincture made from the bark of a black walnut tree. On the day the bandages were removed, the man’s previously scabbed covered head was clean as a baby’s scalp. The major made John Christopher the only practicing herbalist in the United States Army. In those days no one sold wholesale herbs, so John had to find his herbs and create his own formulas. Over the years he created more than sixty-six formulas, combining herbs in proper proportions, but never extracting single ingredients. He understood the necessity of using herbs the way nature had intended them – in their whole state. “Dr. Christopher,” as he was known to his friends, graduated from Iowa’s Institute of Drugless Therapy, and from the Los Angeles Herbal Institute.
“Dr. Christopher’s” fame grew rapidly. In 1953 he set up the School of Natural Healing that is still operating today. His five books sold well. Soon he was giving more than 120 lectures and seminars internationally and in the United States. Everyone wanted to hear from this famous man – one of the world’s leading authorities on herbs. Even the prestigious Cambridge University in England had him speak. John was a pioneer – far ahead of his time. Years after John advocated the use of cruciferous vegetables, particularly cabbage and broccoli, for healing and prevention, the American Cancer Society issued a similar recommendation. John was one of the first to stress a low fat, high fiber diet without processed flour, refined sugars and sparing use of red meat.
Today thousands of individuals practice the art of natural healing thanks to the directorship and education provided by John R. Christopher , M.H. and his son David Christopher M.H. Thousands have credited John R. Christopher’s diet and herbal advise for their health, although John refused credit. He’d say, “I’ve never cured anyone.”
In Evanston, Wyoming, people still talk about a polio victim who changed his diet and started to seriously use herbs and then walked around town for the first time in years, telling everyone of his “miraculous” change. Or the two mothers on opposite sides of town threatening miscarriage, who drank a half cup of false unicorn tea at regular half hour intervals. Both miscarriages ceased and both moms later gave birth to healthy babies. The stories, although anecdotal and not part of a scientific controlled study, are told by people who used herbs and learned proper diet.
“Dr.” Christopher is remembered by so many for his extraordinary happiness, even though he had such a rough childhood. He hid his physical suffering with good cheer, making countless journeys into the blackness of night on his famed “house calls.” Many wondered where he found the energy for the long journeys. Many wondered where he found such true happiness. However, those very close to him knew it was from the people whose lives he touched. It was from the six-month-old blind baby whose sight was restored, and from the elderly asthmatic who was able to sleep in a bed for the first time in four decades.
At age 73 John R. Christopher passed away from complications of a traumatic head injury. His legacy continues in the lives he touched before his death and those his herbal formulas and teaching will aid through the generations to come.
Dr Chistopher's Today
Since the passing of Dr. John R. Christopher, his family has always been concerned with the manufacturing of his time tested formulas. Wholistic Botanicals L.L.C. has been chosen as the company because of it’s commitment to the Christopher philosophy in manufacturing and marketing of Dr Christopher’s formulas. The advisory board consists of Dr Christopher’s family:
- David Christopher, Director of Dr Christopher’s School of Natural Healing, Master Herbalist
- Fawn Christopher, Master Herbalist
- Ruth Christopher Bacalla, Herbalist
- Norman Bacalla, President of Christopher Enterprises
Dr. Christopher’s Philosphy
Cleanse, Nourish, Heal.
Dr. Christopher’s common sense approach to natural health is based on three vital processes. Dr. Christopher taught his students that Cleansing is the first & most important stage of restoring a healthy body. The ultimate purpose of cleansing is to prepare the body for natural healing through purification of all the body’s organs down to the cellular level. This protocol is designed to naturally bring the body to its normal weight range, whether the body is over weight or under weight by first eliminating any accumulation or retention of morbid matter in the bowel.
Cleansing eliminates the unwanted mucus out of the organs which can lead to premature aging, allergies, and contributes to diseases in general. Perspiration is a natural action of the sweat glands which throws off toxins can be restricted by the use of synthetic dry deodorants. Once the body is purified it is ready to accept the highest vibratory quality foods so natural healing takes place as nature intended!
Secondly nourishment from live, nutritious, foods support the natural body’s function by balancing everything from balancing the ph of an acidic body to restoring the natural glow of the largest organ of the body—the skin.
Lastly Healing occurs naturally, sometimes quickly & sometimes slowly as the body continues to eliminate impurities and strengthen through proper nourishment. One of the signs of healing comes with periodic aches & pains in the areas where the cleaning action is most acute. Patience is required as the body cycles through these three phases. s Healing is a natural gift from the way the body was designed by our Maker. John Christopher taught over & over again that That there are not incurable diseases- only incurable people.
You may enjoy reading one of Dr. Christopher’s short books the Three Day cleansing Program which introduces the importance of a mucusless diet & herbal cleansing & nourishment.