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Monday Blaaags

Monday Blaaags

  1. Has anyone ever heard of a respiratory cleanse? A sinus flush?

    You would have to live in a plastic bubble to not have been exposed to the rhino virus which causes colds.  Well, that is why we get colds.

    Some people tell me they never get colds and think it is a good thing but what they are actually saying is they haven’t had a good respiratory/sinus cleanse for a while.

    When the body hoses out the respiratory system with mucus to rid itself of the virus, the air passages are flushed out also.

    Herbalists say “there is no cure for the common cold
    because the cold IS the cure”. Because the cold cleanses out the air passages so a disease doesn’t develop.

    I would, perhaps, I would only step in
    with herbs if the body was being overwhelmed from the virus.  But I would NEVER take an herb to prevent or stop a cold.

    I had the opportunity to talk at a lung cancer survivors support group after hearing “the cold IS the cure”. I asked this room of 100+ people, “who had a cold in the last year?”

     

    NOT one person raised their hand. That is statistically significant!

    Then I asked, “2 years?”

     “3 years?” Then only ONE person raised her hand.

     

    It wasn’t until “5 years?” that people
    started to realize how unusual this was and by then only a handful had indicated they had a cold.

    So, if you haven’t had a cold in over a year, you might want to do a salt water sinus flush with a Netti Pot.  You could also take Chinese Lung Support and a combination called Marshmallow / Fenugreek, with the hopes that the lungs will get healthy enough to cleanse out the virus and toxins which, no doubt, lies within the tissues.

  2. People are trying to get a machine introduced in the United States, it is called ultrashape a yet to be FDA approved ultrasound machine used to destroy fat cells so the body can rid itself of unwanted fat and cellulite. 

     

    SIGN ME UP, how do I buy a home version?  I would keep it on all night long. :o) 

     

    So knowing that ultrasound can break up fat in the tissue of your thighs, what do you think an ultrasound that is pointed towards an infant’s brain (which is made of fatty acids and cholesterol) do?

     

    Doctors use ultrasound to break up gall and kidney stones, even tough to break calcium stones, then the potential of damage is there.  If there is bleeding, that it one thing, but a routine ultrasound is unfounded, I believe.

     

    You have to stand up to the doctor sometimes though; most doctors probably don’t know when their fetal stethoscope is even stored.  Almost ALL doctors use a Doppler to listen to a baby’s heartbeat. 

     

    There are articles that warn that the Doppler does more damage to the nervous system as an ultrasound.

     

    You might want to start your research by reading the health summit of 1984 where the Bureau of Radiological Health, the FDA, the World Health Organization and National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements discussed ultrasound.

     

    Thank you David for the tip on Ultrashape.

     

     

     

  3. Start the New Year with a health boost.   If a person can afford it and you have no major health concern, a gentle detox is a good start for beginning any health improvement protocol.

    First, I would make sure my bowels were moving at least once a day, preferably three times a day. 

    Secondly I would take 2 LIV-C Concentrate and 2 packs of Tiao He Cleanse a day for 30 days.    This helps the bile start to flow and starts a siphoning out of toxins from the body.  It is important at this time to intake a significant amount of fiber to help hold onto the toxins until they evacuate from the bowel, hence preventing the body from reabsorbing them,

    Thirdly I would do a parasite cleanse….. Para-cleanse, then a Tiao He cleanse then another Para-cleanse, Tiao He cleanse and the final Para-cleanse ending with a Tiao He.

    I would then suggest taking probiotic eleven.

    Lastly, I would follow a good diet rich in raw vegetables, fresh fruits, proteins and whole grains.

    It is infinitely easier to retain good health than to regain it after it is lost. 

  4. SAD

    Seasonal Affective Disorder

    Do you suffer from the winter blues?  Most living things are dependant and effected by the sun. 

    I think it is safe to say the average person feels better and more energy on a beautiful, clear, sunny day, but there are many whose experience a marked lack of energy, lack of enthusiasm and depression when deprived from the sun’s essential rays.

    Due to statistics 1 in 10 to 20 (dependent on how close you are to the north or south pole)  sun deprived people get so depressed they start taking medication to survive it.

    SO you might have SAD? 

     IF:

     #1 Symptoms happen at the same time of the year

    #2 Symptoms are alleviated unassisted during sunny seasons

    #3 Symptom cycles happen at least 2 years

    #4 Same symptoms are not experienced off season times

    I would suspect you have this condition.

    The pineal gland is paramount in how someone handles the winter lighting.  Things that nourish the pineal, so it is able to retain the sun’s benefit, are:  any berry which is dark blue or purple such as Thai-go, Blueberries, Blackberries, Prunes….

    Getting an adequate amount of Ultra Violet light, IE, sunlight during the sunny days.  Avoid sunglasses when possible so the retna receives the indirect sun rays which stimulates and strengthens the pineal gland.

    Avoid sunglasses.  I also suggest full spectrum lighting in the home and office.  Now, you buy light bulbs that fit into existing light fixtures.   I personally would try these measures before medications.  

     

  5. Lessen your chance of stroke or heart attack.

     

    Sticky, thick blood can clot… If the clot goes to the brain, it can cause a stroke, to the heart… a heart attack.

    Triglycerides are a byproduct caused by poor digestion of carbohydrates and fats.   The higher your triglycerides the stickier and thicker your blood, limiting the carbohydrates to a prudent amount helps lower your triglycerides.

    It is the liver’s job to digest those foods.  So in addition, I would nutritionally support the liver… My favorite is liver cleanse formula.

    Until the liver starts functioning at peak performance, Vitamin E with selenium (taken with a protein) helps the blood become more slippery.

    Super Omega 3 oil and pau de arco are gentle natural blood thinners. … Eating only good fats is also helpful.   CAUTION:  Do not take with blood thinners like Coumadin.

    Drinking 4 oz of room temperature distilled water every hour for 3 days reportedly pulls triglycerides out of the blood.

    Dehydration can also cause the blood to get thick… I strongly suggest drinking ½ of the body weight in ounces of water.

  6. It is said that "Stress should be like violin strings" No stress-pull on the violin string and you can't make music... Too much and the string can snap.

    I know for me personally no deadlines often for me, means not getting much done.

    However, I am the kind of person who usually bites off more than they can chew, which gets me into situations that make me feel like I am on the verge of the "snap".

    Our body's Stress mechanism response was NEVER meant for everyday occurrences. It was meant as an emergency survival only during extreme times such as a bear attack.

    But today most people are living under a constant stress urgency and takes its toll on their health and body.

    Yoga, listening to music, praying and meditation, are health promoting but they do not use up the excess adrenaline released during times of stress. And of course turning to alcohol or medication to cope can cause its own set of problems.

    I totally believe the best way to release excess adrenaline is to punch on something like a firm pillow until exhaustion.

    The best way to moderate the stress hormones of the adrenals is a new nano technology patch called Aeon. During times I feel like I might snap, I put a patch over my right adrenals and ah.... I can function without snapping again. A growing number of people are are using these acupressure patch to prevent that cortisol weight gain often associated with a stressed life.

  7. Alfalfa is known as the King of all herbs, well I believe that Parsley should be the queen, read on and find out why parsely is probably my favorite.

    Cancer and abnormal cells do not grow in petri dishes which contain the juice of parsley.

    It is extremely high in Potassium which helps with Rapid heart beats, High blood pressure, It soothes the adrenals and kidneys as well as nourishes them. Therefore, it is helpful as a diruetic and water retention. And those nasty charley horses are often a lack of potassium. Boron found in parsley is helpful in teeth and bone health and repair.

    Parsley is high in iron, Vitamins A, B and C as well as trace minerals.

    Respiratory allergy and sinus suffers report enjoying parsley helping to block histamine production.

    Most people don't even eat the parsley which accompany their meal. Not knowing I am sure that it was added to the plate because of its reputation in aiding digestion, helping with gas and because it helps deodorize.

    The whole plant can be used from root to seed which develops after 2 years. Parsley does well in container planters, therefore it can be grown indoors or on a patio.

    Only precaution for people who are on dialysis (because the root has strong diuretic properties and may push an already severely weak kidney) and for nursing mothers (because it can dry up breast milk).

     

  8. Heidi has offered the following idea: 

    I would like to share an easy idea for a more alkaline diet. I was having trouble getting fresh organic produce, but was able to find all kinds of frozen organic vegetables.

    I came up with this solution:

    I let the frozen vegetables thaw and blend them with a large amount of parsley, raw onions and peppers. This results in a beautiful green puree which I then freeze in ice cube trays.

    I add them to soups, salad dressings, scrambled eggs etc. Or just heat it gently for a tasty vegetable soup to which you can add potatoes, carrots, squash or eat just by itself.

    Of course you can do this with fresh uncooked vegetables as well.

    Thank you Heidi  :o)

  9. What gray hair means to your health

     “I am going to wash that gray right out of my hair?  Isn’t that how the jingle goes?

    Someone actually studied the cause of the hair graying. Their theory is that wear and tear of the follicles of the hair produces peroxide which when it accumulates inhibits the synthesis of the hairs pigmentation called melanin which gives your hair color.

     Solution?  Perhaps taking Food Enzymes may help the body reuptake the peroxide. For those who do not know the compound of peroxide, it is one oxygen molecule more than water…so instead of H2O peroxide is H2O2.

    That would basically be free radical damage… So in theory, anti-oxidants could also be helpful in attaching to the extra oxygen which would help prevent it from combining with the H2O (moisture/water).

    I have found that the theory of a lack of natural copper (not the metal but the mineral) can cause premature graying (as well as contribute to the tendency towards having aneurysms) to be quite valid.

    Foods high in the mineral copper are: Prunes, oranges, beets, almonds, eggs, whole grains, dried beans and green leafy vegetables.  Gray hair may be a lesser known indicator of a less than perfect liver since it is the liver which stores copper.

    There are herbs which has the reputation of prolonging younger hair color.

    • Sage, which can be added to food.
    • Fo Ti or more commonly known as Ho Sho Wu, which translates loosely as Look at Mr. Wu’s black hair. Based on the legend that a gentleman named Mr. Wu took the herb and didn’t get gray hair until he was far into his 90’s.

    Personally I don’t mind my gray hair.  Part of being a grandma includes being gray :o) But I do want to be healthy, so instead of ignoring my gray hair, I think I will nourish my liver and take a few antioxidants.

     

  10. MAGNESIUM – What an amazing mineral.  One of the 4 major alkalizing mineral used by the body.  I was in a lecture once where the instructor said that magnesium is the number one deficiency in America.  It is the 4th most needed nutrient of the body.

    Needed for:

    • Symptoms of deficiency: Depression, Heart arrhythmia, Chocolate or coffee cravings, Calcium kidney stones, heel spurs or calcium deposits in joints or tissue
    • Nutritional sources:  Alfalfa, almonds, apples, cashews, figs, fresh green vegetables, honey, nuts, peaches, seeds, spinach, wheat
    • Best sources:  FOODs.   There is much argument on which of the many chelates are best.  Oxide, Carbonate, Hydroxide, Citrate, Lactate, Chloride, Sulfate
    • OBA: 400 mg for adult.  I personally had taken 1500 mg when I had heart arrhythmia.   Too much magnesium can cause tightness in the chest and diarrhea.  I would stay under the level that causes either of those symptoms.

    If you have a potassium deficiency, magnesium can cause Charlie horses.

    As strange as it sounds if you have a profound magnesium deficiency your upper legs and buttocks will be cooler to the touch than your stomach.

  11. One of the people who attended our webinar on getting a good night sleep offered a tip on what worked for her.

    She said... "I use Nux Vomica (homeopathic) at night when thoughts prevent me from sleep and also if I get awakened at 3:00 AM" She adds "Take every 15 minutes until I fall asleep, usually 1 or 2 dosages and I am off to dreamland"

    I have never tried this, but homeopathics are non toxic and non addictive so I adding this tip.

    If you try it, please let me know how it goes.

    Thanks for the tip Debbie. :o)

  12. Adaptogen is the BUZZ word in natural health now a days, but it was coined by a Russian scientist named N.V. Lazrev, back in 1947, when he realized that certain plants contained an unique action to increase resistance to adverse conditions.

    Adaptogen - something that it is derived from an herb and that it isn’t a particular mineral or vitamin.  After that it gets a bit foggy.

    One site stated that an adaptogen is a substance that demonstrates a nonspecific enhancement of the body's ability to resist a stressor.

    When a plant had to survive a stressed it develops properties, that are yet to be isolated and labeled.

    These plant properties, when taken into the body, helps the body adapt to the same type of  stressor as the plant had to overcome.

  13.  

    LIST OF CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

    Arugula

    Bok choy

    Broccoli

    Brussels sprouts

    Cabbage

    Cauliflower

    Chard

    Chinese cabbage

    Collard greens

    Daikon

    Kale

    Kohlrabi

    Mustard greens

    Radishes

    Rutabagas

    Turnips

    Watercress

     

    There are different strains of thought when it comes to whether cruciferous vegetables are okay for those who are suffering from hypothyroidism and should they strictly restrict consuming these vegetables.

    In part I believe because our body chemistries are all different.

    And cruciferous vegetables, raw in large amounts in some, seems to pull the thyroid function down a little   

    But there are such good nutrients in cruciferous vegetables, I hate for people to miss out on them unnecessarily.  I would eat them prudently IF they appear to put a stress on your thyroid function.

    Personally, I would test.  I would avoid all cruciferous vegetables for 2 weeks while taking your temperature every morning before you arise in the morning and keeping a record of it.

    The third week eat cruciferous vegetables for 2 weeks in heavy duty amounts, taking your temperature again every morning.

    Compare the two and if your temperatures went down at all, it indicates the vegetables were causing a strain on your thyroid. I believe is the best indicator.

     

  14. After reading a CNN’s released list of best and worse for sleeping positions on Dr. Mercola’s site

     

    The worse is to lay on your stomach:

    It helps prevent snoring, but it contributes to joint, back and muscle pressure, increase acid reflux, promotes wrinkles and adversely effects breast tissue.

    The Fetal position not much better:

    You might snore less and often suggested during pregnancy but can lead to back and neck pain.

    Sleeping on the side is better:

    It is the preferred position during pregnancy. Also is easier on the back...

    Sleeping on your back CNN says is the best:

    Because it helps prevent pain of back and neck, reduces the development of wrinkles and help in acid reflux.   The downside is you tend to snore.  It is the only position which keeps breast perky.

    I say if you do sleep on your back keep some pillows under your knees.

    I believe there is no ONE position which is best.  I get this wisdom from a cat we had.  For those of you who never had a cat, they snooze a lot. :o)  But they change positions often.

    I use to be a right side fetal sleeper.  From being a nurses aide as a kid, I knew it is best to put a pillow between my knees to take stress off the hips, but my hips and back pain woke me up in the morning and lessened during the day.  

    I thought I would start sleeping like a cat, changing positions.  The difference was amazing.  I might have wrinkles, and my breast well I am old… the important thing is I am out of pain. :o)

  15. Making your own almond milk

    Almonds, I believe are a much better source for milk than soy.   It can be expensive, but many people save a little by making the almond milk themselves.

    You can buy Almond milk, but some people like to make their own.  II suggest using organic almonds and R.O. Water.

    Soak almonds overnight.  You then take 3 oz of soaked almonds blend in 5 oz of water with a little maple syrup and vanilla.   Blend until smooth.   Use on cereal, on fruit or to drink.

  16. Flaxseed oil how can something so good for you taste so disgusting.  But since it takes 14 capsules to equal 1 capsule of flaxseed oil, it is more economical to use the non-capsule form. 

    Flaxseed oil becomes rancid very easily.   Even the oxygen that pours in when you pour out the oil can cause rancidity.  So it is important to make sure the flaxseed oil is treated and protected with an antioxidant such as vitamin E.

    But there are ways to mask the taste. 

    Make your own homemade health margarine substitute, take 8 ounces of flaxseed oil and blend with ½ pound of butter.  Puree it thoroughly. 

    This mixture can then be used on bread, noodles or vegetables etc.

    Keep refrigerated in an air tight container.  .  Heat destroys the effectiveness of the oil so do not heat or use in cooking.

    Or you can add 4 ounces of flaxseed oil to make salad dressing.  Make sure to eat the salad with a spoon to get all the vinegar and oil.

    Some mix it in cooked oatmeal or mix it with apple sauce, dribble on their eggs,  or putting oil in a smoothie.

    My favorite smoothie, I use frozen banana, strawberries and pecans.  

    Use your imagination or use the capsules, plea just let the taste keep you from this excellent supplement. 

     

  17. Re watching a movie called BITTER HARVEST, about PBB which got in the food given to cows which later ended up in the meat and milk supply. 

    It showed how the regulatory agencies let it happen because of economics.  And how one man vowing to let people know, shot his whole heard and buried them in a massive grave.

    I strongly suggest you rent that movie.

    I so admire a man of such conviction such as Ned DeVries.    Since the poison is passed on from cow to person via milk and meat and from mother to child through breast milk, we have no idea how widespread this dangerous poison has spread.

     

     

  18. True health is about balance. Since different colored foods contain different nutrients, a wide variety of color foods, helps prevent an imbalance. 

    • Red
    • Orange
    • Yellow
    • Green
    • Blue
    • Indigo
    • Violet

    Roy G Biv are colors which are repeated in the chaukras of the body every rainbow and prism reflection. And in the foods we eat.

     

    The RED pigmentation to various fruits, vegetables and berries contains lycopene and anthocyanins.

     

    They are reported to lower the risk of cancer, especially prostate cancer.

     

    They also contain antioxidants and nutrients good for heart health Herbs - Blood purifiers and/or builders

     

    Red foods include:

     

    • Apples (red)
    • Grapefruit (pink and red)
    • Oranges (blood)
    • Pears (red)
    • Pomegranate
    • Watermelon
    • Beets
    • Cabbage (red)
    • Lettuce (red leaf)
    • Peppers (red)
    • Potatoes (red)
    • Radishes
    • Rhubarb (red version)
    • Cherries
    • Cranberries
    • Grapes (red)
    • Raspberry (red)
    • Strawberries
    • Tomatoes

     

    Foods that are ORANGE and YELLOW, get their pigmentation from Caratenoids including:

    • Apples (yellow)
    • Apricots
    • Cantaloupe
    • Grapefruit
    • Lemons
    • Mangoes
    • Nectarines
    • Oranges
    • Papayas
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Persimmons
    • Pineapple
    • Tangerines
    • Watermellon (yellow)
    • Beets (yellow)
    • Butternut squash
    • Carrots
    • Peppers (yellow)
    • Potatoes (yellow)
    • Pumpkin
    • Rutabagas
    • Squash (yellow)
    • Corn
    • Sweet potatoes (yellow)
    • Tomatoes (yellow)
    • Cape
    • Gooseberries

    Caratenoids are noted for healthy eyes, immune system, converts to Vitamin A which nourishes the eyes and membranes of the body.

    Chlorophyll is what gives GREEN foods its pigmentation are usually accompanied by Lutein.

     

    Greens promotes healthy eyes, reduces the risk of birth defects and cancer. Chlorophyll is also has the reputation of a great blood builder.  Foods include:

    • Apples (green)
    • Grapes (green)
    • Honeydew melon
    • Kiwi
    • Limes
    • Artichokes
    • Arugula
    • Asparagus
    • Green beans
    • Broccoli
    • Brussels sprouts
    • Cabbage (green)
    • Peas
    • Peppers (green)
    • Spinach
    • Watercress
    • Zucchini

    BIV part as closely related BLUE, INDIGO and VIOLET, typically contain anthocyanins which is a powerful antioxidants and helps reduce the risk of cancer, strokes and heart disease.

    It also is believed to help improve memory and nourish the pituitary and pineal gland.

    These dark color foods include:

    • Figs
    • Plums
    • Prunes
    • Grapes (purple)
    • Raisins
    • Eggplants
    • Blackberries
    • Black currants
    • Blackberries
    • Black raspberries
    • Blueberries
    • Elderberries
    • Juneberries

     

    WHITE and BROWN are part of the last group.  They contain anthoxanthins, which are usually high in minerals.

    • Bananas
    • Pears (brown)
    • Dates
    • Nectarines (white)
    • Peaches (white)
    • Cauliflower
    • Garlic (allicin)
    • Ginger
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Parsnips
    • Potatoes (white)
    • Turnips

     

    Remember when it comes to colors, we are talking about what is colored naturally in foods, assorted jelly beans or skittles does not a well balanced diet make.

     

    Many cultures multi color their dishes.  They knew from instinct perhaps that variety is not just the spice of life, but also the way to get various nutrients.

     

  19. Detox your Thoughts, Detox you Brain

    Our brains and emotions are amazing.  There are many books which explore this in detail, my favorite perhaps is “FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE” by Karol Truman Kuhn.

    So monitoring our thoughts and feelings can be a profound influence on our health.

    Recently I have taken a webinar and was reminded on how thoughts effect our brains and chemicals which are released.  The lecturer Sylvia Rogers wrote a book called “CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS”

    Did you know that negative thinking causes inflammation in the inner limbic system?  It lowers serotonin levels; it causes acid and causes physical changes within the brain.

    Did you know that lies also effect you?   When you speak words which conflict with what is in your heart, neurochemicals slow or stop and stress is realized and your thought life diminished.

    So what do we do?  Think before you react, try to dwell on uplifting thought and reject negative, pessimistic thoughts.

    Emotions are housed in the deep limbic system in chemical form, is then secreted in the thought life and goes through the heart in electromagnetic waves.

    There are clear improvements in the activity of our immune system hormonal system, nervous system, brain and heart when we give and receive love.

  20. Just a short overview on health of the Adrenals. 

    Adrenal exhaustion symptoms include:

    • Having a hard time waking up in the morning
    • Need of coffee, tea, or caffeine to get moving in the morning
    • Being tired upon exertions or activity
    • Need to consume coffee, tea, salt, sugar or caffeine to keep up stamina

    I have a few articles on my sites about adrenals and what nourishes them… sodium, potassium, B-5, Chromium etc… But I wanted to add something I learned recently  I  read somewhere lately that Geranium aromatherapy is helpful in stimulating the adrenals

  21. What cervical cancer caused by a virus?   There are a lot of different cancers that are known to cause cancer and they have known it for years.

    It has been known since

    • 1908 -  Avian leukosis virus causes leukemia in chickens… Oluf Bang and Vilhelm Ellerman, University of Copenhagen
    • 1910 -  Genome Endogenous Retrovirus produced solid tumor sacroma in chickens … Peyton Rous,at Rockefeller extended Bang and Ellerman's experiments
    • 1933 - Papilloma virus causes mammalian tumor in rabbits … Richard Edwin Shope
    • 1936: Mouse mammary tumor virus transmitted cancer by breast feeding …   John J. Bittner building on studies showing the save in 1915, by A.F. Lathrop and L. Loeb.
    • 1954 -  Polyoma virus causes salivary and other tumor in mice … Ludwik Gross, Bronx VA medical.  Not readily accepted until the results were confirmed by scientists at NIH reproducing the experiments under the same conditions.
    • 1961 - Simian Vacuolating virus 40   used to make of Salk and Sabin polio vaccines causes cancer in Syrian hamsters … Eddy at NIH, and Hillman & Sweet at Merck laboratory.

    And in HUMANS?

    • 1964 - Herpesvirus 4 aka Epstein Barr Virus causes Burkitt lymphoma cancer in humans… Anthony Epstein, Bert Achong and Yvonne Barr.
    • mid-1960s -  Hepatitis B causes the Hepatocellular carcinoma…. Baruch Blumberg, NIH and Fox Chase Laboratory later confirmed by R. Palmer Beasley and others.
    • 1980 – Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV I) …. Bernard Poiesz & Robert Gallo at NIH with Mistuaki Yoshida and coworkers in Japan.
    • 1984–86 –Human PapillomaViruses HPV16 and HPV18 causes 70% all cervical cancers… Harald zur Hausen and Lutz  (THE PUBLIC didn’t hear of this UNTIL there was an vaccine developed…HMmm)
    • 1987 – Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) causes Hepatocellular carcinoma... Michael Houghton at Chiron and D.W. Bradley   Later Chiron was awarded the patent for Hepatitis C Virus and has sued and states they will sue anyone who tries to study the virus in search of a cure.
    • 1994 – Herpesvirus (KSHV aka HHV8)Kaposi Sarcoma … Patrick S. Moore, Yuan Change, Frank Lee and Ethel Cesarman, Columbia
    • 2008 – Merkel Cell Polyomavirus causes 70 to 80% of all Merkel Cell Carcinoma Chang and Moore,  University of Pittsburgh Cancer

    Worldwide, the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that in 2002 17.8% of human cancers were caused by infection, with 11.9% being caused by one of seven different viruses.  Parkin, Donald Maxwell (2006). "The global health burden of infection-associated cancers in the year 2002". International Journal of Cancer 118 (12): 3030. doi:10.1002/ijc.21731. PMID 16404738.

    As a side note, GMO foods puts the DNA of virus into the DNA.
  22. Glutathione (aka GSH) is a protein made of 3 amino acids: l-glutamine, l-glycine and l-cysteine

     

    There has been a few things that has made a major impact on my health for the good. Cutting out tea and soda from my diet, not using milk products daily, drinking plenty of water and herbs and then... GLUTATHIOINE and Icewave patches.

     

    This post is on Glutathione. Some people report moderate results with the IV or enteric coated glutathion but .. I LOVE the patches.

     

    The glutathione patches are not as instantaneous as the pain relief patches, but I have used them for infections, and overall health booster... Amazing is the only word which can describe the results.

     

    Using them every other week has helped me avoid catching every sniffle and flu my grandkids bring when they visit me daily. :o)

     

    The relief I received from a bad bladder infection was EXTREMELY welcomed.

     

    The benefits from the patches is not what this blog is about.

     

    Since your body manufactures glutathione, I want to give a few nutritional sources which gives your body the raw materials needed for glutathione production.

     

    Sulfur a precursor to l-Cysteine which is found in foods like cabbage, onions and garlic.

     

    Supporting the liver so it can convert and help in the digestion of all the above nutrients is important. Some people use milk thistle... I like Liver Cleanse Formula by Nature's Sunshine.

    ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid) helps increase the level of intra-cellular (inside the cells of the body) glutathione

     

    The best dietary source of glutathione is Asparagus. I would also add to my diet: broccoli, the spice turmeric avocados, spinach, meat and a prudent amount of Brazil nuts.

     

    The best thing you can do for your immune system is to make more glutathione available in your body. 

     

    I believe the best way to make that happen is to eat the right foods and wear the glutathione patches.

  23.  

    OVER-methylation

    Helps                    Avoid

    Omega 3 oils

    High protein diet

    Magnesium


    Folic acid

    B-12
    Niacin (Niacinamide)

    Choline

    B6

     

    Zinc

    Vitamins C and E

     

    DMEA

     

    Methionine

    SAMe

    Inositol

    TMG

    DMG

     

     

    UNDER- Methylation

    Helps                    Avoid

    Omega 3 Oil

    Calcium

    Magnesium

     

    B-6

    Folate

    B-12 (methylcobalamin form - sublingual)

    Choloine

    Inositol

     

    Methionine

    Glutathione

    Taurine

     

    Vitamin A, C and E

    Zinc

     

    DMG

    MSM

     

    SAMe

    Folic acid 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  24. WHO, International Agency for Research on Cancer said estimated 11.9% of all cancer caused by a virus.    Why haven't people been told this?  

    In 1993, our cat sebastian contracted feline leukemia.   The vet said he would surely be dead within weeks for it was quit advanced.  (Never again will I buy a kitten from a pet store).

    The vet said there was nothing to be done.  So being a budding herbalist, I was going to find the cure... I searched the old medical books that my mother gave me that were published in 1930's to understand this CANCER.   I was shocked... It said human Leukemia is caused by a virus.

    Sceptical I fed our cat VS-C and L-lysine both help the body's immune system overcome viruses.  It worked.  He got healthier and stronger and lived for an additional 14 + years.

    I am teaching a class on cancer on March 16th 2011 at 8:00 EST and in doing my research I learned that there are more than one type of cancers that develop because of viruses and they have known some of this since 1910. 

    • 1908 -  Avian leukosis virus causes leukemia in chickens… Oluf Bang and Vilhelm Ellerman, University of Copenhagen
    • 1910 -  Genome Endogenous Retrovirus produced solid tumor sacroma in chickens … Peyton Rous,at Rockefeller extended Bang and Ellerman's experiments
    • 1933 - Papilloma virus causes mammalian tumor in rabbits … Richard Edwin Shope
    • 1936: Mouse mammary tumor virus transmitted cancer by breast feeding …   John J. Bittner building on studies showing the save in 1915, by A.F. Lathrop and L. Loeb.
    • 1954 -  Polyoma virus causes salivary and other tumor in mice … Ludwik Gross, Bronx VA medical.  Not readily accepted until the results were confirmed by scientists at NIH reproducing the experiments under the same conditions.
    • 1961 - Simian Vacuolating virus 40   used to make of Salk and Sabin polio vaccines causes cancer in Syrian hamsters … Eddy at NIH, and Hillman & Sweet at Merck laboratory.
    • 1964 - Herpesvirus 4 aka Epstein Barr Virus causes Burkitt lymphoma cancer in humans… Anthony Epstein, Bert Achong and Yvonne Barr.
    • mid-1960s -  Hepatitis B causes the Hepatocellular carcinoma…. Baruch Blumberg, NIH and Fox Chase Laboratory later confirmed by R. Palmer Beasley and others.
    • 1980 – Human T-Lymphotropic Virus (HTLV I) …. Bernard Poiesz & Robert Gallo at NIH with Mistuaki Yoshida and coworkers in Japan.
    • 1984–86 –Human PapillomaViruses HPV16 and HPV18 causes 70% all cervical cancers… Harald zur Hausen and Lutz
    • 1987 – Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) causes Hepatocellular carcinoma... Michael Houghton at Chiron and D.W. Bradley   Later Chiron was awarded the patent for Hepatitis C Virus and has sued and states they will sue anyone who tries to study the virus in search of a cure.
    • 1994 – Herpesvirus (KSHV aka HHV8)Kaposi Sarcoma … Patrick S. Moore, Yuan Change, Frank Lee and Ethel Cesarman, Columbia
    • 2008 – Merkel Cell Polyomavirus causes 70 to 80% of all Merkel Cell Carcinoma Chang and Moore,  University of Pittsburgh Cancer

    It wasn't until the vaccine for HPV that causes cervical cancer that I ever remember hearing that cervical cancer can be caused by a virus. Had you? 

    Worldwide, the WHO International Agency for Research on Cancer estimated that in 2002 17.8% of human cancers were caused by infection, with 11.9% being caused by one of seven different viruses.  Parkin, Donald Maxwell (2006). "The global health burden of infection-associated cancers in the year 2002". International Journal of Cancer 118 (12): 3030. doi:10.1002/ijc.21731. PMID 16404738.

  25. At my insomnia class, someone offered her solution and I thought I should put it on here.   If you try it, please let me know how it worked fr you.

    I use Nux Vomica at night when thoughts prevent me from sleeping. And also if I awaken at 3 AM . I keep my trusted Nux in the drawer of my night stand( so that I don’t have to get out of bed and also away from anything electrical ) and take every 15 minutes until I fall asleep. Usually one or two doses will send me off to dreamland.

    Thank you for the tip Debbie.

  26. An amazing man and one of my few heros Jack LaLane died today at the age of 96.  Up until the end he was juicing and exercising, blogging and promoting health.

    He started 81 years ago at 15, excercising and changing his then very poor diet.   Out of tribute for him today I want to talk about exercise.  I am not a couch potato, actually I don't even own a couch. :o)  But I am horrible at exercise, I eat well, I take supplements, I don't take poisons into my body.   But without the exercise my health is only a fraction of what it should be.

    I have become a office chair jockey.   The only muscles I flex are the part of my legs that scoots me from one part to the other while my butt is asleep in the chair.

    Daily exercise is so good for you.  It moves lymph, helps eliviate mild stress, oxinates the brain and organs.  Helps peristalic action of the digestive system.....

    Time is my hold back.   But I am going to try to MAKE the time from now on and encourage you to do the same.

  27. Addiction from Prescribed Medicines

    Healing the body with herbs and diet take a long time, therefore sometimes medicines are necessary.   Sadly there are not enough studies about possible interactions between herbs, supplements and medicines.   Even sadder is the fact that some of the medicines cause the body to be dependant and/or addicted.

    As people start feeling better, their first thought often is to stop the medication.  This can be very unwise and quite dangerous.   I strongly suggest only go off medicines with the help of your doctor.

    Even if a person is weaned off certain medication correctly, addictive withdrawal symptoms are experienced.

    Short term Distress Remedy might be helpful.   Long term, I suggest Lobelia, Chinese Stress Relief, Super Omega 3 oils and Tahitian Morinda.

    Even if a person is weaned off certain medication correctly, addictive withdrawal symptoms are experienced.  As a matter of fact I know people who still feel withdrawl symptoms as long as 5 years after being weaned off.

    Plenty of water and exercise is also reported to be very helpful.  Ultimately I would avoid any unnecessary medicines in the first place.

  28. Oh, say, what is truth?  That song is what came to my mind when I read an article today called “What Causes ADHD?  Myths and Facts” written by experts in their field.   Mostly doctors.

    Under the section hyperactivity and sugar… they wrote…..”Parents often blame sugar for a child’s hyperactive behavior, but it’s time to stop.  “The overwhelming number of studies have not been able to demonstrate behavior changes due to sugar consumption in children”.

    Well my son should have been in one of those studies.   Although sugar may not effect ALL hyperactive children, after living with my son for 16 years, I know for a fact that at least one was. 

    It amazes me that studies can be so flawed…. Not just this one but so many…. One study will prove one thing while another study will prove the opposite.

    So how do we know what is truth?   In part I would use common sense, I would educate myself with basic physics, I would research things and I would look at the studies but as only 1 part of helps me make my decision.

    I would then keep a journal, tract how you feel to what you have done… See what is true for you, and how you react to things.  Do you own personal study.

  29. It is said that Paxil manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline has lawsuit settlements which have racked up a bill of 1 BILLION dollars… The suits include suicides, attempted suicides and addiction.

    There are also numerous suits for birth defects of babies born to mother’s taking this product during their pregnancy.

    The birth defects include Malformation, lung defects and several different kinds of heart defects. 

    If I was a woman of child baring age, I would not take paxil… If I was already on paxil, I would ask my doctor to slowly wean me off and work with it natural modalities.

    It is estimated that the lawsuit bill could reach 1.6 BILLION dollars, lives lost and ruined… why isn’t this hitting front page news?   How many women and babies are at risk who never heard of the lawsuit?   Something is definitely wrong with the information we are getting.

  30. Fruit has so many good things in them… Minerals, Vitamins, Antioxidants, Cancer preventative properties, etc.   It can also help detox the body.

    I once took a class on food combining which covered how best to eat fruits, then recently was sent an article from a friend on it.

    It is said 3 to 5 fruits a day for the average healthy person…. But how you eat your fruit is perhaps even more important than how many… For instance ALL fruits should be eaten on an empty stomach, so it digests instead of rots.

    It should be eaten raw or if you juice, freshly juiced so you benefit from the live enzymes which die shortly after juice is extracted and/or during the cooking process.

    When you juice you should mix it thoroughly with saliva before you swallow, to help with the digestion process and get maximum nutrients otherwise lost.

    A wide variety is best and various colors.    It is best to eat warm climate fruits in the summer and cold climate fruits in the winter if you live in the north, so the fruit doesn’t thin you blood.

    It is also best to eat sweet fruits and sour fruits separately and as most herbalist say... “Eat Melons alone or leave them alone”.

  31. Water and Plastic Bottles… So much to consider

    Some people say the esterols from plastic water containers are worse for you than soda.   This seems absurd to me considering soda is typically sold in plastic or aluminum.   However, not all water is equal, nor is all plastic containers created equal.

    Distilled water pulls out too many minerals and oxygen from the body and kidneys.   But it usually has no bacteria.  It usually has a neutral pH.

    Bottled water usually doesn’t have the negative effects found in distilled water, but often contains chlorine and fluoride.  Some are reported to be mere tap water.  The real negative effect of bottled water is that bacteria can breed.  The pH can be either acidic, neutral or alkaline depending on the impurities.

    R.O. (Reverse Osmosis) water is I believe the best… But make sure you get the kind that fluoride has been filtered out… not all units do.  The high oxygen content does make it a little acidic… which actually tends to inhibit bacterial growth. 

    But any kind of water quality can be tainted by the container it is stored in. 

    Now a day on the bottom of plastic containers a recycle code can be found.  It is only an imprint so it can be difficult to read at times.     This code indicates the recyclability of the plastic which in part is determined by the resin and chemicals used in the plastic.   The same substance which indicates how easily the plastic can be recycled can also help determine the likelihood of impurities leaching from the bottle into the liquid it stores.

    PolyEthylene TerEphtalate, aka PETE or PET.   Most common disposable bottle, usually clear, has a porous surface which allows bacteria to accumulate.   Environmental Science and Pollution Research discovered the leaching a hormonally active chemical in water stored with this plastic.   Because of this, reusing bottles can allow bacteria to breed.  Not suggested for reuse.  Typically curbside recyclable.

     

    High Density PolyEthylene, aka HDPE.  Commonly used for milk jugs, butter tubs, detergent bottles, and toiletries bottles.  Usually this opaque (blocking light) plastic is at risk of leaching.  Typically curbside recyclable.

     

     

    PolyVinyl Chloride, aka PVC. Most commonly used for food wrap, cooking oil bottles, and plumbing pipes.  Usually a plastic since it contains phthalates which can affect hormonal receptors and development.   NEVER use when heating or cooking food and drink, especially in a microwave oven.   Typically curbside recyclable.

     

     

    Low Density PolyEthylene, aka (LDPE).  Commonly used for grocery bags, bread bags, food wraps, and squeezable bottles.  Rarely accepted by curbside recycling.

     

    Polypropylene.  Most commonly used for wide necked containers such as yogurt cups and medicine bottles.  Also found in straws, ketchup bottles and syrup bottles.  This plastic generally accepted as safe.  Increase accepted by, and is increasingly being accepted by curbside recycling.

     

     

    Polystyrene, aka Styrofoam. Used for disposable containers and packages such as plates and cups.   The toxic chemicals leaching from this type of plastic is extremely worrisome.   NEVER let it touch food.. Do not use to heat up water or anything which will be ingested.   Not accepted by curbside recycling.

     

    All other plastics.   Polycarbonate,  BPA Known as the worse of the worse in plastics, etc.  Commonly used in heavy duty plastic products such as: computers, stain resistant storage containers, etc.  But the fact is you don’t know exactly which plastic it is.   I would NEVER use it associated with drink or food in any way.   Not accepted by curbside recycling.

     

    In general, heating or freezing in containers increase the leaching levels. 

    When first introduced plastic was considered totally safe.  Now we know differently, but what could be in the other plastics that we don’t know about yet?

    SO what should a person use?    My first choice would be glass.  If that isn’t possible, I would only use recyclable plastics #4 and #5 for reusable containers… and #1 in a “one time”, “in a pinch” scenario.

  32. There are advantages disadvantages of medication and herbs.

    Medicine usually produces faster results, while herbs often take months to see the same results.    

    You don’t have to choke down foul tasting tea or large amount of capsules when you go the conventional route, that you have to going natural.

    However ALL medicines are tissue and liver toxic and can cause an array of side effects, Herbs?  Typically nourish or help cleanse the body and produce side benefits.

    The Holistic approach helps set the body in correct frame and function, while Allopathic approach  poisons, dulls or stimulates the body functions.

    BUT NOW…. Modern technology has combined the best of both concepts.   Lifewave Pain Patches homeopathic and amino acid base product help improve the energy and function in the body.  It is applied topically to pain or acupuncture points, nothing it consumed or absorbed.

    I like most other people report a 80% reduction of pain within a 2 to 3 minutes.  Nothing in my 20+ years of studying natural modalities, I have never been more impressed.

  33. When Anxiety Hits.... The Adrenal Connection

    Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, General Anxiety Disorder or GAD often accompanies OCD.   If you understand the cause it is easy to see why.

    There are glands which sit on top of each of your kidneys called adrenal glands.   During times of stress, these glands go into a primitive survival mode.  They produce adrenaline to help you fight or flee from the stressor.  However, most of our stressors today are not something like a bear, which we can fight or run away from to protect our lives; rather they are bosses, co-workers, teenagers, spouses, bill collectors etc.

    Instead of the adrenaline going to the muscles where it is used up and discarded by the body, the adrenaline dwells within the body, often attacking the coating of the nerves (aka myelin sheathing).

    If this process happens long or often enough, the myelin becomes very thin and the adrenals tend to stay in continuous defense mode.  Therefore every little stressor can cause the feeling of extreme panic or anxiety.

    There are other factors to consider....

    • Coffee, tea and caffeine... over-stimulate the adrenals, keeping them in an already agitated state
    • Lack of nutrients especially potassium, sodium, B-complex and fatty acids...which help soothe the adrenals
    • Video games and adrenaline-provoking movies can play havoc on a weakened adrenal

    Avoiding STRESS and the above insults to the adrenals are necessary, but there are other avenues which can help.  

    • Natural sodium (found in cucumbers, cabbage, and slippery elm).... not NaCl or salt... helps soothe the adrenals and gets the message across that the danger has past
    • Potassium (found in parsley) ...  also helps soothe the adrenals
    • B-complex (made by the body, not the supplemental form) ... appears to lessen the over-stimulation to the adrenals during time of stress.   Probiotic Eleven is probably the very best source of the bacillius which, when populated in the intestine, produces natural B vitamins..... Caution:  isolated Bs, found in vitamin tablets, can increase anxiety
    When under prolonged anxiety and stress, the adrenals can become burnt out, often causing depression and fatigue.  Mood Elevator is probably my very favorite nutritionally supportive combination for the adrenals
  34. The Powerful Probiotic

    In your intestine there are beneficial bacteria aka good bacteria or friendly flora, etc.

    Due to antibiotic… either prescribed or those found in some can foods and commercially raised meat, many of the friendly bacteria can be killed off 

    To remedy this people often take billions of these bacteria in a supplement form.

    The benefits of taking a probiotic are numerous.    They aid in digestion, help in preventing yeast overgrowth and aid in immunity.

    The bacteria in the probiotic also excretes B vitamins.   Unlike B Vitamins supplements, those produced by the body rarely if ever cause an adverse reaction.

    Many people use yogurt in hopes to increase the friendly bacteria in their intestine.   But often the HCL (Hydrochloric Acid) kills most of the bacteria before they can reach the intestine where they are to reside.

    Therefore, I strongly suggest probiotics that labeled enteric coated.  Enteric coating does not break down in the stomach, but rather in the intestine.

    I believe in taking a full spectrum probiotic, because different strains provide different benefits.   My VERY favorite is a product called Probiotic 11.

  35. Stop before you take fatty supplements, read this article first!

     

    There are many people who are taking oil based supplements such as: Vitamins A, D, E and K as well as Flax seed oil, Evening Primrose oils, Black currant oil etc., are not getting the full benefit from them.

    Actually they can cause stress on the liver. They are also more likely to be toxic (vitamins) and can lead to a fatty liver. The reason for this is that these supplements are oil soluble and the blood is water soluble. To understand this, think about trying to wash oil off of a pan. The water can't transport the oil. What is needed is a soap such as dawn dish detergent to emulsify (make the oil particles smaller), so that the water can wash away the oil. So it is with the blood and oil supplements.

    To remedy this, I suggest that you take oil soluble supplements with a protein so it encourages the liver to produce bile salts (much like dawn dish detergent) which will then help emulsify the oils, so the blood can transport them to the tissue instead of settling in the liver.

    Good sources of protein are: Nuts, Seeds, Legumes/ Beans, Eggs, Avocadoes, Fish and Meats.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  36. Interesting Brain Facts

    Dr. Amen is an amazing man and teacher..  I was privileged of attending one of his lectures. 

    Here are a few interesting facts about the brain:

    What is good for your heart is also good for your brain.

    Broccoli contains 40% protein.

    Walnuts contain 3X the amount of fats as does Almonds.

    Fat stores toxic materials.  As one loses body fat, these toxins are released into the system, so it is imperative to consume a lot of fiber and keep the bowels moving, so not to reabsorb those toxins.

    New brain cells live 4 weeks and will die unless they are stimulated by use (intellectual or analytical thought)

    Things which poison the brain include: Alcohol, caffeine, painting, Tylenol, pain meds, nutra sweet, MSG, etc.

    Supplements good for the brain are Gingko, sage, huperazine, omega oils, walnuts, pecans, gotu kola

    Sleep, exercise, music therapy helps in brain repair.

    The brain is composed mostly of fats and water.   Sometimes when a person is feeling muddled or even some head aches are cause by dehydration.

  37. My friend sent me this in an email.  You might have seen it before, but I think it is cool.  It is amazing how the brain works.  We only used between 3 and 7% of our brains capacity.

    1-       Find the C below...do not use any cursor help.

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    2- If you already found the C, now find

    the 6 below.



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    3 - Now find the N below. It's a little more difficult.



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    This is NOT a joke. If you were able to pass these three tests, you can
    cancel your annual visit to your neurologist. Your brain is great and you're
    far from having a close relationship with Mr Alzheimer.


    The mind is an amazing thing

     


    Eonvrye whocan raed this rsaie your hnad.

    To my 'selected' strange-minded friends:

    If you can read the following paragraph, email us with 'yes' in the subject line... Only great minds can read this!

    If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too

    Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

    I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The
    phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a

    rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the
    ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last
    ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still
    raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
    ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh?

     

     

    Answers from above…

     

    1-     Find the C below...do not use any cursor help.



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    2- If you already found the C, now find

    the 6 below.



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    3 - Now find the N below. It's a little more difficult.



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    Eonvrye whocan raed this rsaie your hnad.

    Everyone who can read this raise your hand

    If you can raed this, you have a sgtrane mnid too

    If you can read this, you have a strange mind too.

    Can you raed this? Olny 55 plepoe out of 100 can.

    Can you read this?  Only 55 people out of 100 can.

    I cdnuolt blveiee that I cluod aulaclty uesdnatnrd what I was rdanieg. The
    phaonmneal pweor of the hmuan mnid, aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it dseno't mtaetr in what oerdr the
    ltteres in a word are, the olny iproamtnt tihng is that the frsit and last
    ltteer be in the rghit pclae. The rset can be a taotl mses and you can still
    raed it whotuit a pboerlm. This is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed
    ervey lteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Azanmig huh?

     

    I couldn’t believe that I could actually understand what I was reading.  The phenomenal power of the human mind, according to a researcher at Cambridge University, it doesn’t’ matter what the order the letters in a word are, the only important thing is that the first and the last letter be in the right place.  The rest can be a total mess and you can still read it without a problem.   This is because the human mind does not read every letter by itself, but the word as a whole… Amazing huh?

  38. Inositol and B Vitamins a double edge sword

    Many people who take Inositol and B Vitamins notice an improvement in their nerve’s health.  However, even more  people who symptoms has worsen and anxiety develop when they consume these same products.

    Part of the problem is methylation and part of it is lacking fatty acids.   Some people after they build up their myelin and fatty acid reserve can take those  nutrients… Some people need to take the nutrients to help the body regulate methylation.

    So although these nutrients are good for the nervous system, please keep in mind it can be a double edge sword.

  39. Glutathione is gaining the reputation of being the Mother of ALL anti oxidants and is believed to help with almost every health condition. 

    This major detoxifier helps the brain, liver function, kidneys, basically every function of the body.  

    As we age we lose the ability to produce our own glutathione.   Lifewave patches provides the benefits of glutathione in the body not just a few minutes like pills, but up to 18 hours. 

    In addtion to the patches, I suggest sulfur foods such as onions, garlic, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower and whey protein.. (Non denatured protein, organic milk source)

    Research indicates that Glutathioine is perhaps one of THE most important nutrient in a healthy body.

    To order click on Glutathione patches.

  40. Mercury Brain Flush

    While looking for ideas for I found a mercury brain flush from a class I attended.

    I know some people associate many health conditions on mercury toxicity, anything from Anxiety to Yeast overgrowth.

    So I am putting this protocol on today’s blog, I am not well experienced with it, but the person who taught the class has a “impeccable” reputation as a naturopath.

    She especially recommended immediately after having amalgam (mercury) fillings removed.

    NOTE:  Use Vitamin C ascorbates so not to cause an electrolyte imbalance.  A person in a weakened state, have severe GERD or lacking minerals should consult a competent health professional before proceeding.

    Step #1   Star with 1000 mg Vitamin C Ascorbates in 2 oz of water (you can mix in a few ounces of orange juice to help make palatable).

    Step #2   Every 30 minutes, repeat the dosage until you have a watery , dare I say explosive, stool flush. (so stay short shot from a commode).  When you get to that level stop the Vitamin C for that day.

    Step #3 Keep track of the milligrams of Vitamin it took to get to the watery stool.  The next day, if you got the diarrhea at 10,000 mg, then back down by 1000 or 2000 so you are staying at bowel tolerance or in other words, just under diarrhea level.

    CAUTION:   Do not take the amount that would give you more than 1 movement of water… Diarrhea can cause you to lose too many minerals which can be dangerous.

    Step #4 Stay on this bowel tolerance level for 1 month and then repeat a few days every month.

     For those who try it, are reported to have lowered levels of mercury in their blood and hair analysis.

  41. UNDER- methylation (keeps turning things off) 45% of population  Histadelia

    Symptoms of:

    • Seasonal allergies
    • OCD
    • Perfectionism
    • High libido
    • Sparse body hair
    • Blood test indicators
    • High Histamine Levels (blood test would indicate levels – healthy level 40-70 mcg/dL) and absolute basophils (a type of white blood cell involved in immune response)
    • Low levels of serotonin, dopamine, Norepinephrine  (Neurotransmitters)

    Food and supplements which help.

    • Omega 3 Oil
    • Calcium
    • Magnesium

     

    • B-6
    • Folate
    • B-12 (methylcobalamin form - sublingual)
    • Choloine
    • Inositol

     

    • Methionine
    • Glutathione
    • Taurine

     

    • Vitamin A, C and E
    • Zinc

     

    • DMG
    • MSM

     

    • SAMe

    Supplements to avoid

    •  Folic acid

    Methionine is an Amino acid derived from proteins.   Your body should be able to convert Methionine along with magnesium into SAMe.

    After the delivery of Methyl by the SAMe, it becomes homocysteine. And if homocysteine is then attached to a methyl it turnes back into methionine.

    Difficult to follow for me.. What I get of it, is that there is a healthy cycle of methylation.  But deficiencies can disrupt the cycle and that can be a real problem…. It can effect how you handle nutrients, It can raise your homocysteine, which  in excess is a major strain on your overall health.

    Bottom line….. Know your levels…. Determine if you are over or under methylation before you start taking supplements.   I am going to put up 2 questionnaires to help determine if you are under or over methylated using symptomology.

    This will not replace a blood test but will give a little insight for those who may not have insurance or ability to go to a doctor.

    As a base for any health problem, especially in the methylation cycle…Enzymes are critical!!!   I also suggest enteric coated probiotics, a diet rich in organic vegetables/ fruits and healthy fatty acids/ proteins.

  42. There are a growing number of people who seem to have methylation problems.   I finally had the time to do enough research on the subject to begin to understand it. 

    Methylation – type of chemical reactions in the body.   These reactions help with detoxing, and balancing  neurotransmitters such as serotonin and melatonin, etc.

    An estimated 40% of all people’s body keep these chemical reactions balanced, while 45% are under-methylated and 15% are over methylated.

    It is a concern when this chemical reaction is not happening enough or too much.  And that is what today’s blog is about.

    I have to admit, I do not have my mind totally wrapped around this set of processes in the body.   But hopefully what I do know will be of help to you. 

    OVER-methylation (keeps turning things on) 15 % of population Histapenia

    Symptoms of

    High anxiety

    Low libido

    Obsessions but not compulsions

    Paranoia

    Auditory hallucinations

    Underachievement

    Heavy body hair

    Nervous legs

    Grandiosity (exaggerating) 

    Upper body pain

    Dry eyes

    Depression

    Chemical sensitivities

    Food allergies

    Adverse reactions to SSRI’s and St John’s wort

     

    Blood test indicators

    Elevated levels of dopamineNorepinephrine - serotonin, and low absolute basophils (a type of white blood cell involved in immune response) and whole blood histamines (what causes the symptoms of an allergic reaction such as swelling)..

    Foods and supplements which help

    Omega 3 oils

    High protein diet

    Magnesium


    Folic acid

    B-12
    Niacin (Niacinamide)

    Choline

    B6

    Zinc

    Vitamins C and E

    DMEA

    Supplements to avoid

    Methionine

    SAMe

    Inositol

    TMG

    DMG

    We will discuss Undermethylation next week.

  43. Sounds like a scary diagnosis, does it not?...   Orthorexia Nervosa

    Not if we break it down….Orthorexia in Latin means…. “Correct or right”…. Nervousa means “appetite”

     

    Steven Bratman, a doctor in Colorado is the father of and named this hideous sounding disease…..   He noticed that people are starting to avoid chemicals and pesticides and “eat more correctly”.  

    The Bratman Test for Orthorexia

    - Do you spend more than 3 hours a day thinking about your diet?

    - Do you plan your meals several days ahead?

    - Is the nutritional value of your meal more important than the pleasure of eating it?

    - Has the quality of your life decreased as the quality of your diet has increased?

    - Have you become stricter with yourself lately?

    - Does your self-esteem get a boost from eating healthily?

    - Have you given up foods you used to enjoy in order to eat the ‘right’ foods

    - Does your diet make it difficult for you to eat out, distancing you from family and friends?

    - Do you feel guilty when you stray from your diet?

    - Do you feel at peace with yourself and in total control when you eat healthily?

    I know a few health conscious people who might answer “yes”: to most if not all of the questions.   But these people are strong, healthy, happy and well adjusted.

    Personally I answer “yes” to 5 of them!… But I do have peppermint patties and pizza once in a while, just not to get overly consumed in this mental disease. :o)

    The fact is that someone can obsessed with anything.   It is so hard to know about eating healthy because it is a smart way to live your life.  The more unhealthy you have been, often the less you can tolerate poor diet indiscretions.

    What concerns me about all this is the chance of doctor’s starting to use it every time a patient of theirs wants to change his diet to help improve his health and that people will stop taking their health into their own hands so they will not be labeled with this so called “mental disorder”.

    I think the true gauge of whether your diet has gone overboard is if you feel you are no longer in control or if it is weakening your overall health rather than improving it.

  44. Excitotoxins are altered amino acids often added to foods as a Food Enhancer

    They enhance flavor because they alter brain perception.

    The most common excitotoxins are Glutamate, aspartate, and cysteine

    Cells in our brains have receptor sites that these excitotoxins attach to causing the neuron’s to fire rapidly to the point of exhaustion which then causes the cells to die.

    The result can be brain damage, the larger the consumption, the more profound the damage.  

    The damage is accumulative… slow and subtle… but over years it can be dramatic.

    Some people especially with thin myelin or lacking fatty acids are particularly vulnerable to these chemicals.

    I believe it is wise to avoid all excitotoxins especially MSG and NutraSweet.

    MSG Mono Sodium Glutamate, aka  Hydrolyzed vegetable protein, soy protein, soy isolates, soy protein concentrates, caseinate, autolyzed yeast extract or natural flavoring.

    Aspartame aka NutraSweet is another food additive to sweeten.

    This blog is by means not a comprehensive article, that was not my intention, it is to inform you of the possible dangers of these chemicals.  I strongly encourage you to research on.

  45. Instinctively all animals crave contact.   Puppies will pile on top of each other to sleep on even the hottest of days.  It is not the warmth alone they seek but the connection.  I saw a documentary where an experiment was conducted using a baby monkey with 2 fake mothers… One was made of cold, hard steel, which dispensed food, the other was more lifelike but was incapable of providing food.. 

    The baby monkey would go to the one resembling the real mother even when hungry.

    They also showed baby monkeys deprived of all physical contact (which I thought was so cruel) and the baby monkeys slowly declined in health and alertness.   They just look like they were fading away. 

    The medical profession also has discovered that premature baby’s survival rate increases when they are caressed and touched. 

    We as a society do not touch enough…. So many people have lost the ability to give a proper hug.  They hold back, they get stiff; they do not exchange a genuine sharing of themselves.  

    I think we are losing the ability to share space with another because slowly we have equated touch with sex…. There are so many pure, platonic touches.   Touch can heal both physically as well as emotionally. 

    Although a loving human contact is the best, if you have no one close to share touch with, get a message.  Buy a puppy or kitten. 

    If you have gone a day without truly sharing touch with another, that is entirely too long.  

    I hope that every who reads this learns to hug more..  Connect…dare to look into another’s eyes while you talk to them, offer a smile quickly to a stranger or even a "Hi".

    We might be more emotional evolved than a primate, but without touch we too like the poor deprived monkeys, will notice a part of us will begin to fade away.

  46. No matter what health concern you are addressing, a base of a good diet is essential.

    Water – The rule taught in most health food class is ½ your bodyweight in ounces of water.  Example:  If you weigh 150 pounds 75 ounces of water would be what most herbalist would suggest.

     Protein – Supply of amino acids and base for muscles.

    • Nuts (except peanuts)
    • Seeds
    • Eggs
    • Meat
    • Fish
    • Beams
    • Lentils

    Complex Carbs  and  Simple Carbs derived from:

    • Vegetables  (largest portion of carbs) Asparagus
    • Broccoli
    • Garlic
    • Onions
    • Parsley
    • Spinach Beans
    • Beets
    • Celery
    • Green
    • Lettuce,
    • Okra
    • Squash
    • Sweet Potato
    • Zucchini
    • Cabbage
    • Carrots
    • Corn
    • Mushrooms (fresh)
    • Olives
    • Peas,
    • Potato (with skins)
    • Tomatoes
    • Beans (string)

    Fruits  (decent portion of carbs)

    • Grapefruit
    • Lemons
    • Limes
    • Mangoes
    • Papayas
    • Watermelon
    • Apples
    • Berries (sweet)
    • Dates
    • Figs
    • Grapes
    • Kiwi
    • Melons
    • Papaya
    • Pears
    • Raisins
    • Avocados
    • Bananas
    • Cherries
    • Oranges
    • Peaches
    • Pineapple
    • Blueberries
    • Cranberries
    • Prunes

    Fats – Needed for every cell in the body, bases for hormones, antibodies, nervous system, bones etc.

    • Nuts (except peanuts),
    • Seeds
    • Olive oil
    • Borage
    • Hemp
    • Evening primrose
    • Flaxseed
    • Fish oil

     Grains  (lesser portion of carbs)

    • Amaranth
    • Millet
    • Quinoa
    • Wild Rice
    • Buckwheat
    • Rye
    • Oats
    • Buckwheat

    Avoid chemicals and processed foods.

  47. Hoarding is more than just being a collector or a pack rat… but rather is defined as an obsession marked by the accumulation of excessive clutter, i.e. keeping items including those which are worthless or unneeded.

    The side effect of hoarding includes confusion or overwhelming feeling due to too much stimuli,  A feeling of congestion of thoughts, actions and emotions also often occurs.

    There is a debate over whether hoarding is just a mental illness or a type of OCD.   I believe it to be an emotional driven type of OCD.

    Often those who hoard feel they will lose the memory that was attached to an object, or feel they are letting go of a part of themselves, or they may be deprived of it in the future because of giving it away, or feel guilty about wasting something.

    Where to start?   I personally would nourish the myelin and adrenals  (If you need help, fill out the questionnaires on this site --à Thin Myelin

    Liver Weakness

    Adrenal Stress Analysis

     ….. But even when a person overcomes the cause of their OCD (for example, the myelin is now releasing enough neurotransmitters) they are then faced with the overwhelming task of tackling the mounds of residue left over from their condition.

    Helpful hints:

    If you have the money…  There are professional organizers who do this for a fee.   Friends can sometimes be commissioned for help.   Family often are too emotionally involved and often invokes emotions which contributed to the problem in the first place.

    These steps might help….

    Do it is small spurts… 30 min a day or so many containers or bags a day.. 

    Do common rooms first… One room at a time.

    Put things in 3 piles.. One you have to definitely keep, One you can donate, and a Maybe pile   It is sometimes easier to donate your stuff instead of putting them into the garbage.

    After you have been through all the stuff…. Put the definite keepers way in their proper place, dropped off what you are going to donate….. Re-examine the Maybe pile.

    Put the Maybe pile in a room and if you haven’t needed to find something in that pile in 6 months to just donate it all.

    Hoarding is common… There are an estimated 3 million people who have suffer this affliction. My father had our basement filled to the max… Through a lot of conflict, my mother was able to make him confine it to there….. I have a dear friend who hoard and later became so constipated in her emotions and actions, that she lost her job, home, and finally freedom to live outside of an institution.    So I know that being a pack rat can have devastating effects.

     But in all of this, I believe working with the myelin is the first step.

  48. Q.  Hi Dr Mary….I was reading some information you wrote about how to cure OCD.  You mentioned if a person's cholesterol is low, ideally it should be at or over 170 for the ability to repair.  Can you tell me how to raise my cholesterol? 

    A.   It is your liver which produces cholesterol.  I would suggest Liver Cleanse formula in aggressive amounts. --->  aggressive amounts.  Asparagus, Zucchini and Dandelion are nourishing to the liver.

    I would also avoid unnecessary medicines especially those like tylenol and chemicals.

     

    Q.   Also, would it be helpful for me to take an Omega 3 & 6 combined oil to help cure this?

     A.  Omega oils help compensate for low cholesterol..  The body can use fatty acids as a substitute for some of the cholesterol jobs. 

     However I strongly suggest you take them with a liver and in a prudent amount, so not to put a stress on the liver.

     For more information got to http://www.THINCS.org

  49. GLA (Gama Linolenic Acid) was first isolated from Evening Primrose oil.  Since then it was found that better sources are Borage Oil, and Black Currant Oil.   If the body is healthy, it should be able to convert linoleic acid better known as Omega 6 oil into GLA.

    It is vital when consuming isolated GLA or Omega 6 oils to consume additional Omega 3 oils (most diets already contain an ample to an excess amount of Omega 6).

    If there is a lack of EPA or Omega 3 oils, the body might convert GLA into a certain type of eicosanoids.   The bad eicosandoids can contribute to inflammation, high blood pressure and lowered immune response.

    However GLA with EPA helps reduce inflammation, Studies show that estrogen effected breast cancer show that woman taking GLA responded better when taking tamoxifen, and nerve pain in those who have neuropathy.. 

    It is also shows promise as a vassal dilator, anti coagulant, PMS, arthritis, cardiac disease and retaining young looking skin.

  50. CLA -  Conjugated Linoleic Acid (conjugated means nothing more than the chain  of carbons has a double bond a single bond and then another double bond)–  Found in butter and in the meat of cows and lambs which graze in the fields.

     

    Studies show CLA reduces fat while preserving muscle tissue (especially in those who have hypothyroidism) when ingesting 3.4 grams.

    Other research shows CLA helps lower insulin resistance, cholesterol and triglycerides; it can help reduce food allergies and enhance the immune system. It is also believed to prevent cancer.

  51. ALA– Alpha Linolenic Acid – (aka - Lipoic Acid, Thioctic Acid and Thiotic Acid) The first double bond of ALA is the 3rd Carbon from the N end.  Therefore it is of the Omega 3 oil clan.

    All Fatty acids are made up of a chain of carbons which have attached to it Hydrogen and Oxygen molecules.  For more on Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils go to this link à http://www.naturesherbs.biz/efaomegaoils

    This chain looks almost like a charm bracelet.  The Carbons are the chain and the Hydrogens and Oxygens like the charms attached to each of the chain’s link.   Some of the links have a double bond attachment. 

    ALA Found primarily in vegetable oils, green leafy vegetables and seeds.   

    A healthy body should be able to convert ALA into a limited amount of DHA and EPA.

    Supplements usually suggested to make the raw materials for ALA are:  Flaxseed and Black Currant Oil and Spirulina.

    Raw Materials Listed Above à Omega 3 à Linoleic Acid à ALA (Alpha Linolenic Acid) à DHA or EPA

    ALA has been used to help normalize cholesterol and blood pressure.  It shows promise in protecting against cardiac arrhythmia and lower risk of cardiovascular disease. 

    ALA also is being used to help lower blood sugar and aid in helping neuropathy.  It helps pull excess iron, copper and heavy metals such as mercury, cadmium and lead.

    It can easily pass the blood brain barrier and is shown to help improve brain and nerve tissue, so is has the potential of healing after a stroke, for MS, Parkinson’s and ADD.

    It helps extend and recycle Vitamin C, Glutathione, COQ10 and Vitamin E.

    Precautions…. Can lower blood sugar and can effect thyroid hormones levels.

  52. Caffeine, coffee and regular tea (not most herbal teas) may get you out of bed in the morning, but most veteran herbalist believe they are extremely unhealthy.

    There is strong evidence that these drinks can over stimulate the adrenals to the point of exhaustion, eroding the myelin and draining out B vitamins. 

    Despite what is taught, caffeine I believe is addictive.   Ask anyone who had consumed it to quit and I think you will quickly agree.

    Ultimately a health body has even more energy than a weakened body being beaten to death with caffeine stimulants.

    But how do you survive the interval between now and peak health?

    The withdrawal from caffeine doesn’t last for ever, but NOW. :o)   There is a homeopathic patch, called Energy Enhance, that opens the chi or energy in the body, without artificially stimulating the adrenals to death.

    They appear to be totally non addictive and I believe provides real promise for those who need to kick the caffeine addiction. 

    The days I need oodles of energy I put the white patch on my right and the brown on my left wrist....And I am good to go.... and go.

    You can also put them on the chest. (See chart)... and then take them off about 30 min before you want to go to sleep.

    They are expensive and not necessary to take in the healing of the myelin or adrenals.... they just help until your body can be healthy enough to generate all the energy you need.

  53. Omega 3, 6, 9, ALA, DHA, EPA, GLA…. How in the world do I know which is best?   I have been an herbalist for 20 years, and I still sometimes need a scorecard on the Fatty acids line-up. 

    I thought for the next few weeks I would take the ALA, DHA, EPA and GLA and explore the advantages of one over the other for certain conditions.  Remember they overlap and can be confusing.. But I will try my best to make it clear.

    Lets start today with EFA, also known as Vitamin F

    EFA stands for Essential Fatty Acids… This means the product has to be consumed, because the body can not produce it entirely.  They are also fats which are used for biological process and building instead of storage until for energy.

    The primary fuel of the heart is FATS.

    Cholesterol is also important to the body… Most people are frightened into lowering their cholesterol and lowering their fat intake at all cost.  This might be unwise.

     

    However Triglycerides… 3 fats attached to a single glycerin molecule is a byproduct of poor digestion and can contribute the development of clots and indicates that the liver is unable to aid properly with the digestion of sugars and fats.

     

     

    Join us next week when as we start taking each of the vitally important fat nutrients one by one.

  54. BUTT  Butter is Bad for the Heart Right?

     

    People have been mislead to believe that margarine is good and butter is bad.  I so disagree with that. 

    I have a chart from a lecture that I attended on fats, oils and cholesterol, showing the steps to make margarine... Oh my goodness, how could anyone think it healthy?

    On the other hand, butter has been the mainstay for many generations.   My parents and grandparents used both butter and lard.   None died of a heart attack.   

    Butter can be broken down by the body.   Margarine, I have been told is only one molecule from being plastic.

     

    There is conflicting information many times.... but for me?  Pass the Butter. :o)

  55. Hi Everyone,

    I have been asked by so many people to add a blog to this site.  Well here it is. :o)

    Are there side effects to Fatty Acids?

    When a unintentional effect happens when taking something... it is called a side effect.  Unlike medicines, the side effects of fatty acids are an added bonus.   

    Most fatty acids contain something called prostaglandins, which is considered a nature's anti-inflammatory.

    Personally after taking FA supplements, I suffered much less stiffness and pain in my joints.

    There is a lot of buzz going on about Vitamin D.  The body needs fats to produce vitamin D which is used for immune function, bone growth etc.

    Good fats help with inflammation in the arteries, which is believed to be the real culprit behind plaque and cholesterol build up. 

    I agree with the studies which indicate that fats heal the little rip and abrasions and helps the arteries remain healthy and supple. Having enough EFA’s helps make it unnecessary for the body to  use cholesterol to batch up these blood vessels.

    Everyone knows to use oils and fats for in the skin.  To soothe, moisturize and heal.

    At least 70% of the brain and myelin of the nervous system is made of fat (as well as cholesterol)... not only do people use Super Omega 3 oil and Flaxseed oil for OCD and GAD, but many report an improvement in concentration and memory.

    Because all hormones and antibodies are attached to a fat, oil or cholesterol, it makes sense when people suspect that an intake of Evening Primrose Oil could help menses problems and healthier immune response. 

    And the list goes on.  There are many many side effect to fatty acids, and I for one try to take advantage every one of them.

     

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