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Echinacea: My Doubts and A New Recommendation

Last year echinacea sales took a drop when a US study showed that this long-respected herb was ineffective against the common cold. Herbalists took issue with the study, but I’ve always harbored some doubts about echinacea myself.

In its place I’ve been recommending a German product, called SB-TOX in Germany and marketed in the US as Esberitox. Esberitox contains three herbs: thuja, baptisia, and two different species of echinacea.

Recently, a good clinical trial showed this combination does work. Researchers measured the duration of colds, which ran 50% shorter in the Esberitox group than in the placebo (sugar pill) group. They also counted the number of tissues used during the cold, with the Esberitox group using about half the number used by those in the placebo group.

Esberitox is available at many health food stores as well as in our own natural pharmacy here.

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Upcoming Workshops

The Next Lyme Academy Begins
Tuesday, October 4, 5:30-7 pm
Here’s a special invitation for patients of Dr. Kelley who are currently being treated for Lyme disease. Dr. Kelley’s new, four-week Lyme Academy starts on October 4, continuing over the following three Tuesdays.


Awakened Body, Quiet Mind
An innovative workshop series for relieving mind/body stress and tapping into your true power and natural health.
4 Group Sessions with Meghan Roekle, PsyD
Four meetings using a unique combination of embodiment meditation and mental inquiry for deep healing.
Thursdays from 6:00-8:00pm; beginning October 20th

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October Sale: 20% Off Urban Moonshine Products


All Urban Moonshine products are 20% off for the entire month of October!

Urban Moonshine creates beautiful herbal formulas that focus on prevention, improving quality of life, and empowering people to create home herbal apothecaries.  More>>