DETOXIFICATION- why its critical to regaining your health

Byron White

Good Day Everyone,

Toxicity from daily living is happening for all of us. Understanding how we can support our body in decreasing these toxins and detoxifying, is crucial for our health.

Toxicity we are exposed to and why Detoxification is now mandatory-

Toxicity is an ever present issue now, in each of our lives, as we are all aware of. Each child that is born is now entering life with hundreds of toxins and chemicals, radiation, already in their systems. The average person has to process pounds of pesticides and herbicides a year. There are chemicals added to our foods, GMO unlabeled food that have the ability to change our genetics and further poison us, vaccines, as well as toxins, drugs, metals, in our water and found in our air.

Our detoxification systems must process this higher level of toxins and unfortunately is not able to do so without our help. Peoples livers are degenerating at a quicker rate than every before as well as the rate of cancer increasing, and health in general declining. If you are dealing with a chronic illness, these toxins can cause further problems for you, by increasing inflammation, creating a better environment for pathogens, by decreasing our body’s ability to defend itself and decrease our cellular health from all the free radicals we are being exposed to in our lives.

We can decrease some toxins by eating organically and avoiding GMO foods, eliminating bad habits, like smoking and what we ingest, take our supplements and exercise, use non toxic detergents for our dishes and clothes, ect… but it will still not be enough to rid our body of all the toxins and radiation we have been exposed to daily, that continues to damage our system and interfere with us getting well.

Every health program should include detoxification 

I have used and developed detoxification processes in my practice, because they were needed as early on as 30 years ago and toxicity is much much worse now. If you are dealing with lyme disease or other chronic illness, in my experience you need to be on a detoxification program and if using our formulas such as A-L, A-Bart, A-Bab, A-FNG, A-Myco, A-V, A-Cpn,ect… it very important that you be supporting your system with our detoxification formulas which were designed to work effectively at all layers and with our other formulas.

Practitioners are discovering problems such as inflammation, detox pathway breakdown, Gall bladder and liver issues, diabetes, hormonal problems, nervous system problems, infections, colon problems, ect… all things that toxicity contributes to or most likely is causing. You must be eliminating toxins and I recommend only our herbal formulas be used when utilizing our other formulas.

What I recommend when working with our formulas

We have several detox formulas specifically created to work with our formulas.

They are Envi-rad, Detox 2, Detox 1, BT-Detox, NT-Detox. We offer practitioner teleconferences on their usage and if your practitioner is not familiar with them, please have them contact us and we can help them with more information.

I always recommend that the practitioners using our formulas begin with detoxification or at the least at the same time as using our other formulas. The benefits to you the patient are: decreased symptoms, lowering the toxic burden in your system, supporting your body in the healing process and recovery and regeneration, helping to cope better with drug toxicity if you are on prescription medications.

Heavy Metal Detox: Using our detox formulas – Look for our next blog!

To your continued health, best wishes,

Byron White


The difference between BWFS and copy cat formulas

Hello Everyone,


Byron WhiteThey say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And I can understand that, except when it comes to people getting confused when they see another company using the similar names of our formulas.

Patients and practitioner have contacted us, confused about seeing names of our formulas or similar names being used by another  herbal company.

Please know that unless it has the BW logo(see photo) on the formula, that even though it may be the same name or a similar name it is not one of our formulas and will not work the same or have the same benefits or results.


BWF difference:

1. Our formulas are handmade, avoiding the potential toxicity and energetics depletion that can come from machine production. Most manufacturing companies use plastic or metal vats for production which can leak metals and toxins into the formula. We use only glass for extracting our formulas.

2. Our formulas are extracted in a 1:1 base (1 part herb to 1 part organic grape alcohol), 4-5 times stronger than other herbals manufactured in a 1:4 or 1:10 base.

3. Our formulas are extracted in organic grape alcohol, rather than grain alcohol, avoiding the toxins and gluten that can be in grain alcohol and reactions that can come from vegetable glycerin (see recent blog) based formulas.

4. Our formulas are extracted for 30 days, without use of heat, distillation or other methods that can harm the herbs and final formula. Other formulas are tinctured for as little as 24 hrs.

5. Our formulas have been researched and tested and successfully used in clinical setting for over 30 years.

6. Our formulas do not use infra red heat tunnels to seal the bottles. The tunnels irradiate the bottles with their energy and heat and in my opinion can damage the herbal contents and certainly change the energy of the herbs. We hand seal our formulas.

7. Our formulas use the BWF Layer Method assuring that the formulas will work at all the layers that the body functions and support restoration of health. No other formulas use this method, its energetics and it is proprietary.

8. All the herbs are used are certified organic and wild crafted and our facility is FDA registered and GMP compliant.

9. We offer extensive training and education to practitioners, so people using the formulas are getting the best possible support from their practitioners.



BWF’s -Layering Process…Our formulas work on all layers… to restore health

Byron WhiteByron White Formula Layering process and why our formulas work so well

The layering process was designed by naturopathic practitioner Byron White and used only in Byron White Formulas.                                                                           

Hello Everyone!

Byron White Formulas were designed to work on all layers of the body: physically, emotionally and energetically. They are effective from the cellular to the more subtle layers and from acute to degenerative forms. They were developed and utilized for over 30 + years in my clinical practice for patients with chronic illness and Lyme disease.


What is meant by layering?

Layering supports patients on physical, emotional and spiritual levels, helping them unwind through issues and blockages to a greater level of restoration, health and well-being.

Most approaches to healing, including traditional herbalism, are more two-dimensional: for pain you take a pain killer, for a pathogen you take something to interfere with its functioning or to kill it.  This can work for simple or acute situations but is often not productive with chronic conditions.  Working two-dimensionally on chronic conditions can actually interfere with the healing and regenerative process by making the body “lock-up”, driving the illness deeper into the system, exacerbating the situation and adding complications that can become more serious with time.

With on-going illness the body begins to change and the internal environment becomes more and more imbalanced.  This snowballs until its affects can be felt in even the emotional and spiritual levels. As one layer becomes toxic, damaged, or out of balance it will affect subsequent layers over time.  Damage at deeper layers by things like vaccines, heavy metals, enviro-toxins, parasites, can have an affect on how the body functions and can weaken our ability to heal. Bacteria and other pathogens can begin to work within us at various levels, from our blood down to our bone marrow, digging in deeper and causing degeneration over time. At this point just removing the toxin or pathogen is not enough to provide balance and thorough and permanent healing. We must also correct the damage done and bring each layer back into balance.


The energetics of the body are also affected. In terms of Chinese medicine the meridians become unbalanced and illness develops over time. There are also other complex energetics inside and outside of the body that are affected as well. (Our website has a Yin, Yang, Qi survey to help you determine what is out of balance.)

The changes that occur energetically, emotionally and physically create a complex matrix of imbalance and dis-ease within the system. The body makes changes in the way it functions in an attempt to right itself but becomes overwhelmed by multiple layers of damage. These changes occur on ever deepening physical and energetic levels where most forms of care cannot reach.


What can be done when conventional care is not working?:

I learned early on that treating symptoms or even dis-ease was not the best way to go, especially in chronic illness.  I researched and developed ways of working with the body, mind, and spirit to create an unwinding of the problems and provide regeneration of health on all levels. For this to work I found that it was very important not to interfere with, or attempt to control, the body, emotions or natural evolution of the person. This meant that a new way of working with herbs needed to be discovered and that suppressive approaches, such as the use of drugs, needed to be compensated for and the imbalances they create addressed.

Organic Sugarcane Alcohol: Why We Use It In BW Herbal Formulas instead of vegetable glycerin.


Byron WhiteAdvantages of using Organic Sugarcane alcohol over vegetable glycerin in herbal formulas.

Important, Please read… more information

In our last blog I discussed the use of vegetable glycerin and the side affects it can have and why we chose to use Organic Sugarcane Alcohol.

All the information about vegetable glycerin and alcohol I shared comes from research and years of clinical experience and testing and using the best ingredients needed to get very sick people well.

Clinical experience is everything, when it comes to getting well. What works in the trenches, working with very ill people and helping them to regain their health. All the experience I personally share, comes from over 30 years of practice, and helping over 25,000 people personally with chronic illness regain their health. We discovered what worked and what didn’t in helping people. So lets talk about some more details on what works.

Organic Sugarcane Alcohol – The best choice

The special Organic Sugarcane alcohol used in our formulas, as I described in the last blog, is organic Sugarcane alcohol. It is important, I believe to use an organic form of alcohol to avoid toxins and reactions that can be found from grain alcohol and vegetable glycerin.

The Organic Sugarcane alcohol we use is USP. This is the standard in the industry, whether it is grain, other forms of alcohol, or glycerin, it is USP. USP, United States Pharmacopeia, means it meets or exceeds governmental requirements.

Alcohol as a base is used in most formulas, including herbal and homeopathic formulations, in this country and in other countries.

I handmade and used herbal formulations made with alcohol as a base for the formulas all during that time, and can tell you that in my experience it is the best base to have in a herbal formula, bar none. The bottom line is getting the person well.

There are occasions to use apple cider vinegar and teas for specific reasons, but sugarcane alcohol is by far the best I have used in terms of results, tolerance, no toxicity and positive effects.

Vegetable Glycerine can ‘Mask’ the taste of the herbs and can interfere with the herbs functioning and health giving benefits!

The tongue has taste receptors (taste buds). A person can comment, “this is bitter or this is sweet, perhaps sour or spicy”. These taste receptors do other things besides just allow us to taste things. Bitter herbs, sensed by the tongue begin a series of processes in our digestion. When a sweet taste is used to mask the tastes, it also masks the functioning as well and can prevent the herbs from working as intended in the body. This is reason enough not to use vegetable glycerin or other sweeteners in herbal formulas.

Lungs also have bitter receptor sites! Bitter herbs improve asthma!

Scientist have discovered that human lungs are able to ‘taste’ bitter flavors in the same way we taste food with our tongues.

The bitter receptors in the lungs are the same as those in the mouth except they are not found in clusters and do not send any signals to the brain.

The breakthrough discovery is having a massive impact as they found that bitter compounds open lung airways far better than current drugs!

We don’t want to cover up the taste of the herbs! It is one of the main reasons we do not mask any tastes in our formulas.

Vegetable glycerin manufacturing often uses alcohol to extract the herbs:

How do most manufacturing companies that use glycerin make their herbal formulas? They use alcohol. That is right, alcohol is used first, to do the extraction of the herbs and then they remove the alcohol and replace it with glycerin. Why do they use alcohol? Because it is a better extractor of all the natural components of the herbs! Alcohol is superior when it comes to extracting the constituents from the herbs.

Homeopathic companies also use alcohol as a base in their formulas.

Most homepathic companies use alcohol as a base as well, in their formulas or in some part of the process and have since the beginning.

Benefits of using alcohol based formulas

We use a special pure organic sugarcane alcohol to prepare our herbal extracts because it functions very well in extracting the plants ingredients and as a preservative.

The properties enable it to effectively mobilize the constituents that are active in plants from within the plants cell wall and bring them into the herbal solution. There is 100% absorption and 100% bio availability.

This is so important, especially if one’s digestive functions are impaired or one needs a response from the herbal preparation quickly. Liquid herbal extracts work quickly.

Because they do not need to move through the first pass of the liver for digestion, they enter the bloodstream immediately and affect their receptor sites within the body within minutes after consumption.

Pure grain alcohol also acts as a wonderful preservative. A liquid herbal extract will remain stable for over 5 years, while crude herb capsules and tablets tend to degrade very quickly. Effectiveness of herbal tablets and capsules containing dry crude herbs is minimal.

Research shows that small amounts of alcohol provide the human body with several benefits:

  • Carries the herbs in extract formula into the blood, tissues and liver.
  • Can have a supportive effect on the vasomotor center of the heart, increases blood flow to the arteries and decreasing the risk of coronary disease and dysfunction.
  • Peripheral circulation in the body can be increased.
  • Is neutral in taste which allows the various tastes of herbs to activate the receptors on the tongue. When taken, bitter, sweet, sour, salty, spicy, activating healthy responses in the body.
  • Helps prevent fluid retention
  • Supports secretions of the fundus gland in the stomach
  • Supports the defensive abilities of the immune system
  • Lowers the carcinogenic potential of nitrosamines in food.

Three of my mentors, God Bless them, they were true healers, taught that the use of alcohol among its other gifts to the body, in small doses would help carry the herbs into deeper reaches of the body. They also taught and is commonly taught in herbology, that alcohol is very good for herb extraction, preserving the minerals and nutrients in a viable state and essence of the life force of the herbs.. This has been my experience as well.

  • Tinctures remain potent for many years.
  • Small quantities of tinctures are effective, sometimes as little as one drop, making them more portable and potable.
  • Tinctures act very rapidly, especially when administered under the tongue.
  • Certain herbal alkaloids and resins are extractable only into alcohol. Not water.
  • A very small amount of plant material produces a tincture consisting of many medicinal doses.

For more information on our formulas:

Please check out our previous blogs and website,

Best wishes, Byron White

copyright Aug 21, 2012 by byron white  all rights reserved

Vegetable Glycerin Toxicity Used In Herbal Formulas Creates Health Problems

Hello Everyone,                                                       

Byron White

I am often asked about the use of vegetable glycerin in herbal formulas and in food and cosmetics. There are concerns about its use and the following article discusses why we do not use or recommend the use of vegetable glycerin formulas or products.

To your Health- Byron White


Vegetable glycerin is being used as a base and/or extraction method, in some herbal formulas and other products, but is it the best way to go in creating formulas and products?   

In my experience and in research, it is not a suitable option.  Please read on to learn why…


6th of July, 2012:
FDA Notification to Industry
Products using oils, glycerin, or protein that were derived from the Jatropha plant may have toxic effects.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is notifying the regulated community that oils, glycerin, and proteins commonly used in the production of human and animal food, medical products, cosmetics, and other FDA-regulated products may contain toxins if they are derived from the Jatropha plant.


Why BWF’s use grape alcohol instead of vegetable glycerin?

  We use organic grape alcohol in our formulas for several reasons. It is free of toxins and gluten and is well tolerated by sensitive individuals. It also offers excellent extraction of herbs and absorption qualities when the herbal formula is taken internally.

Vegetable glycerin in products can be toxic, made from GMO vegetables (corn and beet are common GMO’s), and have multiple side effects… because of vegetable glycerin’s possible toxicity and side effects as well as clinical experience, we don’t use it in any of our formulas.

In my clinical practice, results are what matter and when we tested vegetable glycerin based formulas with people with chronic illness they ‘never tested well’, often being beyond balance. People would tell us they have allergic or toxic reactions to other formulas with a glycerin base. There are many forms and sources for vegetable based glycerin, some more toxic than others.

Those with Lyme disease and other chronic illness, such as chronic fatigue syndrome, viral infections, chemical sensitivity, liver problems, biotoxins, neurotoxins, environmental illness, mold, fungal and candida may be more prone to reactions.

Vegetable glycerin in my experience is not a good extracting agent for most herbs and does not support the absorption of the herbs in the body as alcohol does. It is most often used in essential oil products and not in herbal formulas for this reason.

We avoided the use of vegetable glycerin in our formulas for these reasons see below…


  •   Some  vegetable glycerin, such as propylene glycol, have been associated with severe side effects.  Kevin Woodward states in his book “Veterinary Pharmacovigilance,” propylene glycol is toxic to dogs, cats, horses, cattle and other animals.
  • Allan B Wolfson and his co-authors, in the book “Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, say “ingesting propylene glycol at high doses of the substance, can result in central nervous system disorders, renal failure and even fatalities in humans”.

Mucous Membrane Irritant

  •    D. R. Price in the book “Do You Have Kitchen Disease,” states that vegetable glycerin can cause irritation to mucous membranes.
  • Shirley Price and Len Price state in the book,  “Aromatherapy for Health Professionals,” vegetable glycerin irritates the mucous membranes of the genitourinary, respiratory and alimentary tracts, which may cause diarrhea, aches, irritation of the upper airway, wheezing, swelling of the tongue and gastroenteritis.

Genetically Modified (GMO)

Have the vegetables used to make the vegetable glycerin been genetically modified? Often this is not listed on the products, but recommend you find out before ingesting them. GMO’s can be very detrimental to your health and beet and corn are common sources.

Allergic Reactions…

Vegetable glycerin can cause allergic reactions, especially if you are sensitive to oils. Vegetable glycerin compounds can contain sulfides. Sulphides can cause breathing problems, such as asthma. Some products contain preservatives that are added to extend their shelf lives. Other symptoms reported, include itching, nausea, dizziness, diarrhea, shortness of breath and hives.

Skin Reactions

   Vegetable glycerin and glycols are known skin irritants, according to the book “Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine.” When vegetable glycerin comes in contact with your skin, it can and often does cause skin allergies.”

Other Precautions and concerns:

Vegetable glycerin can irritate your respiratory system and gastrointestinal tract. If inhaled, it can irritate the mucous membranes in the lungs and cause wheezing, swelling of the tongue and upper respiratory tract infections. Does this sound like something you would like to be ingesting or giving to your child?

Oral vegetable glycerin has been known to upset the stomach and result in nausea and contributes to inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, called gastroenteritis. As a practitioner or person using the formula with glycerin, it also makes it more difficult to know what is a reaction coming from the glycerin and what is a response to the formula, not to mention the effects from the toxicity.

In case of severe reactions to vegetable glycerin:

Glycerin can be hidden in your food or personal care products under other names. Suggest avoiding herbal formulas and products containing vegetable glycerin, glyceritol or glycol alcohol.

An allergic reaction can, if vegetable glycerin is taken internally, have more severe symptoms. If you are suffering from an allergic reaction, suggest contacting poison control immediately or head to your nearest emergency room.