well, this is my opinion from what I've read over the years and from being sick myself. there's no quick fix. charlie's tonic may be liver food and help it function, but I believe a lot more needs to be done in health and to regain health than take a liver tonic. even a good one.
there isn't a magic bullet, a tonic that feeds the liver and everything from there falls into place, irrespective of lifestyle, intoxification of other organs/systems, and nutritional status? it's a high order and he makes a lot of claims for what his tonics can do...
like, cure everything...."The sluggish liver is the basis of all diseases".
and it's better than cleanses or flushes...."Unfortunately, I don't recommend any commercial products out there because I make my own liquid herbal liver tonics from scratch. But I don't sell "over-the-counter" herb tonics. They're strong, effective, and specifically targeted to your problem and must be taken under the skilled guidance of a qualified herbalist (moi). (All herbalists are not created equal!) My tonics work more effectively than flushes/cleanses."
it cures leaky gut......"The leaky gut problem will be corrected in a week or less with my liquid, herbal tonic. It's because we build the liver to produce the body's best medicine . . . bile. Once antiseptic, laxative, anti-ferment action of bile (plus a supplementary tonic) contacts all 26 feet of intestines, things will heal in less than a week. I've done it many times.
it's better than iodine....."You need to backtrack to figure out WHY the body became malnourished of iodine. It's because the body wasn't able to break down and utilize the Iodine in your food. Where does that start? A sluggish liver. With a sluggish liver, you're setting up a starvation process whereby the body becomes starved of the Iodine in your food. You need to call me for that free phone consultation so I can determine how to customize an herb program for you.
cures epilepsy ..."It was in my early days of herbology when I just started my clinic. I told her I didn't know anything about epilepsy, but I do know that everything goes back to a sluggish liver. I said that we should start there and she should give the infant a dropper of liver tonic at night before bedtime. I knew this would move his bowels the next morning. Sure enough, she came back into see me the next afternoon and said his epileptic fits stopped. She finished the tonic in about a week. He never needed it again. (He's a 23 year old civil engineer in California)"
and these ....."Yes, a gallbladder blockage can be removed in as little as 3 hours with my systems. I've done it for people!
Ever had influenza where you have a fever and aches and pains so bad your hair hurts? Well, there's a little known herb I've used for 30 years on people where the aches and chills leave in 20 minutes. Over the next 2 hours the fever breaks.
Acute hepatitis - - - 24-36 hours. And that's with someone who is jaundiced.
Pneumonia? Break the fever in 2-4 hours, healing expectorating in less than a day.
Bladder/kidney infections . . . 6 hours they're well.
Blood poisoning with red streaks . . . 4 hours. kidney stones . . . 24 hours they're dissolved."
epilepsy, leaky gut, gallstones, hepatitis, pheaumonia, bladder/kidney infections, blood poisoning, kidney stones, and every disease originating in a sluggish liver. these are just some of the claims, it seems he tries to make a sale everywhere to cure everything.
if he was being more straight forward with his product as something that feeds the liver which may be helpful to the body...that's it.....but maybe that wouldn't be a great seller...in my opinion, it's about as much that can be said though, without addressing the myriad of other things that need to be addressed in regaining health.
and then people take the tonic, which likely has some liver/intestinal benefit, get increased bowel movement and think, hey this works. as I said, increased bowel movement while on herbs, is not cure.
I have my doubts about his system of treating with tonics, but they are after all, my opinion. if people gain something from him, then that's fine. and I do hope you find some relief.
I post these things in hope of giving people information and things to consider to help them (and I'm not selling anything, but i was sick at one time and hope this is of help). for some people they may not be that ill, for others, they may be in need of serious assistance in regaining their health. I don't mean doctor assistance. I mean correct healing information assistance.
buyer beware...take care to educate yourself and be cautious of what is presented as truth. and that includes what i write, check it out for yourself and decide.