“Early in my career, I believed each person needed their own distinct formula, so I only made individual herbal extracts.
But both practitioners and natural food stores were constantly demanding formulas. I reviewed my clinical practice cases and found that though I might not be using the exact same formula for each patient, there was often a basic group of herbs that consistently worked for a specific condition.
For example, our Original Bitters Compound came from a base of Dandelion root, Orange peel, Angelica and Artichoke. I had found that that combination was incredibly useful for helping to stimulate gastric hydrochloric acid and enhance digestive function.
Our formulas are based on a nucleus of about 300 herbs that I've consistently used clinically for specific conditions with good results.
While people with complicated problems should consider going to a clinical herbalist to get a formula designed specifically for them, we have seen over many years that you can create herbal formulas that work well for the vast majority of people.”