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New for Detoxifying – Broccoli Plus

Broccoli Plus™ supports Liver Detox

Science has long ago confirmed R. Steiner’s insight that regulation of sulfur metabolism is of immense importance for the general health.

Broccoli Plus

Broccolis, through their sulfur containing so called sulforaphanes, do just that. Specifically, they reduce the presence of carcinogens like cigarette smoke, alcohol, synthetic and naturally occurring (dietary) carcinogens, radiation, drugs, infections agents and more.

Studies have shown that a diet including very high levels of yellow and green vegetables especially of the cruciferous family are highly significant to enhance health. Since getting a daily supply of the crucial vegetables is not always possible, or if more than a minimal amount is desired, having a daily supplement of the active detoxifying broccoli substances is clearly very important.

Taking this supplement also has significant emotional and mental benefits. Just as Cruciferous plants contribute on a physiological level to remove unwanted toxins, on a mental level they help to overcome a feeling of stagnation, the experience of not being able to resolve “road blocks.”

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Rudolf Steiner’s Birthday

Today is Rudolf Steiner’s birthday. There is some controversy on whether he was born on February 25, or on February 27th 1861. Either way these next few days are a good time to turn our thoughts, feelings and will impulses toward this individuality.

To the Jesus Being the Three Kings brought Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.

What can we bring Rudolf Steiner this year, and increasingly every year, as a worthy gift?

Rudolf Steiner once said that he did not want to be revered but rather he intensely wished to be understood. Because to truly and really understand him is to understand ourselves to Know Ourselves.

So let’s bring him our understanding. Let’s try to better comprehend his intentions, his impulses. Let’s ask the questions that will lead us to “get it”.

It is a worthwhile endeavor. Understanding his work, Anthroposophy, the science of the Spiritual Man, ultimately benefits us ourselves. As the saying goes

“It helps us to become what we are.”

Ross Rentea MD

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help

Brain Fog – A New Anthroposophic Way to Help!

We all know the feeling: the evening comes, we are tired and we have difficulty concentrating; or after the all too big lunch (or any meal) and we can barely keep the head up- let alone have the crisp mind for mental activity.

Even worse this condition can be nearly permanent in some people!

To help with this “state of mind” we need to understand some basic physiology from an anthroposophic point of view first. These insights were given by Rudolf Steiner in a lecture on 3.22.1923.

During eating, the digestive process gets activated and the etheric, life forces in the intestines become stronger. Additionally, an etheric image is generated by the plant product that has just been consumed. (It is similar with eating animal foods.) However, whatever excess activity has been generated in the metabolism is usually neutralized within a day or so.

Very importantly, however, while this is going on in the lower organism a “negative” is also created automatically in the upper organism, in the brain.

That is the rule for regular edible plants. A poisonous plant though has an additional element in this configuration. The poison is of an “astral”, soul like nature, normally seen only in animals but not “appropriate” in herbs and thus of more significant consequence. When we consume such a plant a much stronger form results in the intestine and the form does not get cleared so rapidly. It lingers much longer. The same goes for the “negative” created in the brain. It remains there much longer also. It also adds an additional “astrality”, soul quality, and yes, awakeness in the mind.

If this process is repeated over and over, an overcoming of the “foggy” mind, an overcoming of the mere “vegging”, numb, out of focus feeling, is achieved.

The most characteristic plant that is helpful in this respect is Hyoscyamus niger- black henbane.

Hyoscyamus 6x taken several times a day, throughout a longer period of time is a great remedy in this respect. (The same in a slightly different way can be accomplished with Belladonna.)  

Invite Us to Your Community

Invite us to your Community!

True Botanica Group 2013

Dear Customers, Colleagues, Friends,

For the last several years the True Botanica Foundation has traveled nationwide educating audiences in anthroposophy and anthroposophic medicine.

We would be happy to come to your community – large or small – and give workshops or lectures should there be interest in any of the following (or other) topics:

  • Anthroposophic answers in the treatment of illnesses (metabolic, cardiovascular, women’s health concerns, etc);
  • Emotional healing with anthroposophic remedies (overcoming stress, grief, traumas, etc);
  • Understanding constitutional types in children and dealing with children’s problems;
  • Learning eurythmy movements for daily practice;
  • Presentations on the esoteric basis of anthroposophic medicine;
  • Breakthroughs in anthroposophic medical research and new anthroposophic remedies.
  • Goetheanistic approaches to human physiology and natural science.

These presentations are offered by the doctors leading the TB Company and the TB Foundation. We have over 30 years of practice in anthroposophic medicine and over 40 years in study and living with anthroposophy.

You may see example of past educational activities on our Foundation website http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/events/ .

We would assume essentially all the costs involved (f. ex. travel) and rely on donations to support the continuation of these activities.

We would be grateful for your support and suggestions in “spreading the word”.

Friendly yours,

Ross Rentea MD and the True Botanica Foundation

9/11 – An anthroposophic Observation

Twelve years ago the Twin Towers catastrophe happened. It has left an indelible imprint on our culture and hearts and minds.

And yet there is still another reason why this day should live in our consciousness.

Rudolf Steiner marks in his Calendar the 11th of September as a commemoration day of the Patriarch ABRAHAM! This indication is not to be taken lightly.

Abraham was entrusted by the spiritual world with the mission of quite literally introducing the logical thinking and nature observation into his descendants – into us. Up to then the world had been understood more through powers of mysticism. He was to begin the process of deciphering the mysteries of the natural, observable world by using the powers of logical reasoning, by understanding that the laws of the cosmos, of the stars are found in the world of the senses. Antimonium Crudum 6X bottle with sealsThe world of the Gods was to be discovered hence forth as also manifested in the earth not just to be experienced in the “heavens”. Such, according to Rudolf Steiner is the deeper meaning of the Biblical pronouncement that “your descendants shall be ordered by the laws of the stars.” This leads then to the formation of the 12 Tribes, and so on. (According to R. Steiner it is a mistranslation to say simply that his descendants were to be as numerous as the  stars, or as numerous as the sand by the sea.) All this happened in the 3rd millennium B.C.

However, following spiritual law individualities as exalted as Abraham most accomplish their mission twice! The second time needs to be in a sense a mirror image of the first.

Beginning with the year 2000 for the rest of the 3rd millennium Abraham now leads mankind to recognize that the spiritual laws manifest in the stars must be consciously understood in the culture, the nature and the substances around us. Just as he led mankind previously into a deeper connection with the earth this individuality will lead mankind now to a reconnecting with the spiritual impulses of the cosmos.

Millions of people are beginning to consider 9/11 as a day of service and are urging that 9/11 be designated as a National Day of Service. Let’s go in the deepest direction. We can consider September the 11, every year, in the spirit of Abraham, to be the beginning of a year in which impulses are to be renewed, impulses that lead to understanding the connection of our health substances with the star impulses that give them strength.

We are particularly grateful that the Launch of our new OTC Line of remedies with their Validated Potencies, and their decided connection to cosmic impulses, happens to fall on this day.

Please join us in celebrating with us.

– The True Botanica Team

Training in Anthroposophical Medicine – A Free Webinar Course

The True Botanica Foundation is proud to announce a webinar series that will allow participants to expand their knowledge of Anthroposophical Medicine. Although open to all with the interest in the topic, the course is mainly geared toward practicing therapists. As it develops month after month, we hope to satisfy the needs of both beginners and of those with more advanced experience.

Next seminar, Wednesday, May 15th at 3PM CST: Understanding Anthroposophical Potencies (Part 2) with Practical Applications

Certificate of Course Completion offered

Webinar recordings and notes available beginning May 1st.

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Click here to register now.

For full details, please visit: http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/training-in-anthroposophical-medicine-a-webinar-course/

A Weekend Workshop: Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

A Weekend Workshop:

Achieving Comprehensive Health with Anthroposophic Medicine

Presented by: Dr. Ross Rentea

March 22-24
Location: Starflower Essentials – Sarasota, FL 

 The True Botanica Foundation invites you to attend this weekend workshop where both general principles and very specific suggestions will be given on how to enhance our well being on a physical and spiritual level.

Space is limited.

To reserve a seat, call 941-554-4292

Workshop Fee: $25.00 

We Hope to see you there!

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The True Botanica Foundation Team

 Our physicians would be happy to come to your community and offer workshops and training. Let us know if your community would like to learn more about anthroposophical medicine or other anthroposophically related topics!

Please contact info@truebotanicafoundation.org or call 262-912-0970 ext. 6 with any questions about the True Botanica Foundation.

Today is Giving Tuesday – What You Do Makes a Difference

Our Heartfelt Appeal to All

Dear Friends,

After spending a day of Thanks and two days of spending, today is Charitable Giving Tuesday.

We want to describe to you a project that we cannot do alone. We are hoping for community help.

We are a not for profit foundation, the True Botanica Foundation, essentially dedicated to  building a laboratory exclusively designed for research in natural medicine.

Much progress has already been made and you can find a lot of information on our website, www.truebotanicafoundation.org.

Three licensed physicians are devoting their time to this project (and may we add, on a voluntary basis).

Our co-workers are heartfelt, wonderful people.

But we cannot continue this impulse just on our own.

WOULD YOU PLEASE HELP!

Every dollar counts and is appreciated.  All donations are tax deductable.

The need for such a lab is tremendous! It benefits everybody!

Click here to find out more about the lab and learn how YOU can help us reach our fundraising target! 

Gratefully yours,

For the True Botanica Foundation

Ross Rentea MD, Mark Kamsler MD

Join Us in Building an Experimental Laboratory

Our Heartfelt Appeal to All

Dear Friends,

We want to describe to you a project that we cannot do alone. We are hoping for community help.

Anthroposophic, homeopathic and for that matter of fact all natural health fields suffer of one overwhelming deficiency: no research laboratory in which basic questions of natural medicine can be investigated in an effective, cost efficient, affordable manner.

Such research should ideally show the working of spiritual forces in the physical world.

We are ready to build such a lab!

Gratefully yours,

The True Botanica Foundation

Don’t Miss Out – Early Bird Discount!

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Reminder!

The early bird discount on registration for the October conference

runs out Sunday, July 15th!

Anthroposophy and Homeopathy:

Successful Use of High Dilution Remedies in Everyday Practice

October 19th – 21st in Chicago, IL.

We are very excited about this year’s conference, especially with its approved 12.5 CME’s for virtually all health professionals. The conference is geared primarily to therapists but other interested professionals, visitors and friends will find the content stimulating also and are welcomed to register too.

For full information, please visit the True Botanica Foundation at: http://www.truebotanicafoundation.org/true-botanica-2012-fall-conference/

We hope to see you there!!!