The Story of the Donkey

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a

well. The animal cried piteously for hours as

the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the

well needed to be covered up anyway;

it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and

help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began

to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the

donkey realized what was happening and cried

horribly. Then, to everyone’s amazement he

quieted down.

A few shovel loads later, the farmer finally

looked down the well. He was astonished at what

he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his

back, the donkey was doing something amazing.

He would shake it off and take a step up.

As the farmer’s neighbors continued to shovel

dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it

off and take a step up.

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey

stepped up over the edge of the well and

happily trotted off!

Life is going to shovel dirt on you, all kinds

of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well

is to shake it off and take a step up. Each of

our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out

of the deepest wells just by not stopping,

never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up.

Remember the five simple rules to be happy:

Free your heart from hatred – Forgive.

Free your mind from worries – Most never happen.

Live simply and appreciate what you have.

Give more.

Expect less


Enough of that crap

. . The donkey later came back,

and bit the farmer who had tried to bury him.

The gash from the bite got infected and

the farmer eventually died in agony from septic shock.


When you do something wrong, and try to cover

your ass, it always comes back to bite you.

You have two choices…smile and close this

page, or pass this along to someone else to

spread the word.

Essiac Tea

How to Make Essiac Tea

— The Recipe

52 parts: Burdock Root (cut or dried) (parts by weight) 16 parts: Sheep Sorrel (powdered) 1 part: Turkey Rhubarb (powdered) or 2 parts domestic Rhubarb 4 parts: Slippery Elm (powdered)

Rene Caisse revised the basic 4-herb formula (shown above) slightly, but she never released her exact revision. A woman who worked with Caisse reports the additions were as follows: Kelp (2 parts), Red Clover (1 part), Blessed Thistle (1 part), Watercress (0.4 parts). Note: These additional herbs are considered optional by most Essiac Tea experts.


3-gallon stainless steel pot with lid

2-gallon stainless steel pot with lid

Stainless steel fine mesh double strainer, funnel, and spatula

6 or more 32 oz. sterilized amber glass bottle with airtight caps


2 gallons distilled water for 6-7 quarts of tea

1 cup Burdock Root

2 cups Sheep Sorrel

½ cup Slippery Elm Bark, cut and sifted not powdered

2 teaspoons Turkey Rhubarb Root


Pour 2 gallons distilled water in the 3-gallon pot, cover, bring to boil. Place loose herbs in boiling water and stir. Cover and reduce heat; boil for 10 minutes. Remove pot from stove; let steep for 12 hours. After 12 hours, place pot on stove and return to boil. Remove boiling tea from stove and strain into the other stainless steel pot. Cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Strain carefully into the bottles. Let stand until safe to touch. Refrigerate.

How to Use:

For prevention, take 2 ounces each morning or evening on an empty stomach. Cancer and AIDS patients or other ill people have chosen to take it daily — 2 ounces in the morning, 5 minutes before eating, and again in the evening, at least 2 hours after eating.

Tips from Dr. Glum:

Keep refrigerated Shake well before using Use cold or warmed (never microwave) Stomach cancer patients must dilute the herbal drink with an equal amount of sodium-free distilled water Essiac is marketed as pills, teabags, and homeopathic drops, none of which have been studied and proven like the original tea Some doctors advise against taking Essiac while pregnant

The more you make Essiac tea, the easier it will be to prepare it. Enjoy, be well, and pass the recipe on to others!