Protocol for Dental Hygiene + More!

Look how simple this is!

Protocol for Dental Hygiene

1).  Floss teeth

2).  Put two droppers full of Croton lechlen into a glass.  (the dropper will be about half full).

3).  Add 1/4 cup of water

4).  Rinse half the liquid around your mouth being sure to swish around and between teeth. Spit and repeat . I usually get two good rinses from 1/4 cup.

5).  Wipe your sink clean.

6).  Wait five minutes or more before brushing your teeth.

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Other uses for this amazing natural product

Liquid bandageCroton lechlen will help seal a wound, keep it clean and speed healing time.  After disinfecting cut, apply Croton lechlen until it dries.  You may need to apply pressure and layers of Croton lechlen depending on the size of the cut.  Research shows healing to take about 1/3 the time it would take most wounds to heal without this treatment and scars are minimized.

I carry some when camping or hiking in my First Aid kit.

Throat Rinse

Gargling with the Croton lechlen diluted in water, ( 3 droppers in 1/3 cup water). Will sooth a sore throat, it’s antibiotic and antiviral properties help kill the pathogen, it’s astringent nature helps soothe the soreness and it breaks through biofilms. I usually drink some after gargling a couple of times to be sure it really coats the sore area.

Gut Health and Ulcers

Put 3 droppers full in 3/4 cup of water.  Drink.  This can be done 2-3 times daily.  It helps to balance the gut microbiome, repair ulcerations and leaky gut.  It breaks down biofilms.  I do this daily as good maintenance.

Herpes and Shingles

Croton lechlen can be used full strength on herpetic sores and Shingles outbreaks.It’s antiviral properties are helpful.

What Your Dentist Doesn't Want You To Know

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For years I had a fascination with the hidden medicinal treasures of the rainforest.  A number of trips to the Peruvian Amazon introduced me to Croton lechlen an amazing herbal sap used for healing wounds.  This substance is known for its antibiotic, antiviral and antifungal properties.  It also is highly astringent.  During my years of research and experimentation with this herbal substance I discovered how useful it was to heal sores in the mouth.

I have a family history of bad gums; dentists told me I needed to have my teeth cleaned three times yearly instead of the typical twice yearly as the plaque would build up.  My gums would be sore and bleed during the cleanings.  I had tried oil pulling for this for a couple of years, but it made little impact on the situation.

When I went through some particularly stressful times, my self- care went on the back burner and I did not go to the dentist for four years.  I have always been religious about flossing and brushing my teeth, but noting that my gums hurt, I started a daily protocol of rinsing my mouth and gums with Croton lechlen daily.  I had been following this protocol for a year when I finally got back to the dentist.

When the hygienist started cleaning my teeth he commented that I had great gums.  He kept marveling how pink and healthy they were. My dentist kept buzzing around the hygienist asking how bad it was after my four years of neglect.  The hygienist told him that my teeth were great.  Almost no plaque buildup, there was no discomfort or bleeding.  I told him about my protocol and my dentist told me to keep it quiet, he would be out of business if word got around.  I have shared this with many patients and have had nothing but glowing reports of how well it works for them.  In more severe cases I recommend doing this twice daily.

Now we are making this available to everyone!

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Processed foods lead to weight gain, but it's about more than calories

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Kevin D. Hall, MD and his colleagues conducted a controlled clinical trial at the National Institute of Health (NIH) which revealed eating ultra-processed foods leads to weight gain in human volunteers in as little as 2 weeks. Yella Hewings-Martin PhD published the report to Medical News Today which describes the findings of the trial.

Spring Cleaning, Allergies and Detoxification

Spring is here, everything is growing, plants, weeds, flowers.  This is a lovely time, the weather is warm, inviting and comfortable, it's a great time to get outside.  Unfortunately, it all comes with an abundance of pollen in the air.  Many people find their ability to enjoy spring marred by allergy symptoms.  


Traditionally spring was a time for cleansing, opening the windows and deep cleaning the house, getting the dust out, eliminating the clutter.  Physically this is a time to clean out our bodies.  Traditional people would live through the winter on heavier dried foods and meats as there was no fresh food available.  With spring comes fresh greens, fruits and veggies.  Many of the spring foods are somewhat bitter and most are cleansing to the body, this all put people living off the land on a naturally cleansing diet.  In modern times processed foods full of chemical preservatives and modifiers, GMO's, and toxins from household cleaning agents, pesticides and herbicides like  "Roundup," as well as chemical "air fresheners," and laundry dryer sheets, car and airplane exhaust and industrial exhaust all surround us with toxins that  "gunk up" our cells, creating inflammation and interfering with general cellular function.


Interestingly there is a correlation with toxicity building up in our systems and allergies!  The more we build up toxicity within our bodies the more inflammation we have.  Signs of inflammation include bloating, swelling, aches and pains, blurred vision and irritability or depression.  Long term inflammation leads to many of the diseases of chronic illness including heart disease, Diabetes, Arthritis, Obesity and Cancer to name just a few including Allergies.   


Generally, the more inflammation we have, the more our bodies age.  I find that the more toxic I get, the more allergic symptoms I have.  Generally, if I start getting allergies, I do a cleanse and they go away.  More importantly detoxification makes you feel good, increasing energy, diminishing pain, improving mood and helping us slim down.

 Come in for all your Allergy and Detox support.

Lead In Our Children's Food?

"The Environmental Defense Fund analyzed over 2,000 food samples between 2003 and 2013 and found that 1 in 5 baby food samples had at least trace amounts of lead, which can cause cognitive problems in young children."


Lead toxicity in adults is something we treat often at Arizona Wellness; many people don't know where or how they obtained their levels of built up over time. It is important as parents to be vigilant in protecting our children from lead exposure.

Click the link to read the rest of the article by Contance Gibbs.

20% of Baby Food May Contain Lead, Says Environmental Agency

Tree of Life Electronic Recycling Project

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We all hoped for wonderful things with The Affordable Care Act, (most of us know this as Obamacare). Unfortunately, as we've seen premiums were more than expected and any affordable policy involved a huge deductible. Arizona has been particularly hard hit with most insurers no longer participating in the exchange and premiums are expected to double this year. [The silver plan premium is expected to increase from $196.00 to $402.00 a month.] We have launched the Tree of Life Electronic Recycling Project to help those who cannot afford the medical care they need. We are collecting old cell phones, computers, laptops, and other devices; recycling them and using the proceeds to fund medical care for those who cannot pay. If you have any unused electronic devices please consider donating them to this worthy cause.

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