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  1. Everyone has heard of a Liver cleanse, Liver flush, Bowel cleanse and 
    Kidney flushes.   Ever heard of a respiratory cleanse?   A sinus flush?

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

    But some people tell me they never get a cold, thinking it is a good 
    thing.  What they are actually saying is they haven’t had a good 
    respiratory/sinus cleanse for a while.

    As the body hoses out the respiratory system with mucus to rid itself of 
    the virus, it also flushes out the air passages.

    I know it is hard to wrap the mind around the fact that colds are a good 
    thing. Actually, herbalists say “there is no cure for the common cure, 
    because the cold IS the cure”.  Or in other words, the cold cleanses out 
    the air passages so a disease doesn’t develop.

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

    After hearing “the cold IS the cure”, I had the opportunity to talk at a 
    lung cancer survivors support group.  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 about the last 2 years for a cold…still no hand.  When I said 
    3 years 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.

    If you haven’t had a cold in over a year, I would do a salt water sinus 
    flush with a netti pot and take Chinese Lung Support and a combination 
    called Marshmallow / Fenugreek in hopes the lung will get healthy enough 
    to cleanse out the flu that, no doubt, lies within its tissues.

  2. A man in his late 50’s insisted on coming to make sure that the wool wasn’t pulled over her eyes by the herbalist which he was sure was a quack.

     

    When he got up he released a low deep groan.

     

    His symptoms?  Pain in his tailbone.  Pain while he was sitting and immediately upon rising, but if he walked around for a while the pain seemed to lessen. He said it felt like the tailbone was bruised.

     

    He didn’t have what usually causes pain in the tailbone which is a fall or a delivery a large baby.  So I suggested he might be lacking trace minerals which can produce such a discomfort in the tailbone. “NO.. my doctor says it is caused by an extra bone that I was born with in my tailbone” he practically shouted.

     

    He said his tailbone had hurt for about 3 years… he also revealed that it hadn’t hurt him before that time. Sarcastically I said, if the pain is caused by something you were born with, why didn’t it hurt for 59 years?

     

    With given that He agreed to take 1 oz in the AM and 1 oz in the PM for 2 months colloidal mineral but it was to PROVE I was wrong.

     

    I didn’t hear from him for about 1 year, until he called up to make an appointment to help his mother’s osteoporosis. Yep, the minerals alleviated ALL of his tailbone pain and he avoided the operation on his spine which the doctors said was necessary to get him pain free.

     

    I hope you at least try the colloidal minerals BEFORE you let a doctor hack into you, if you have tail bone pain.

     

    To get high quality Nature’s Sunshine Colloidal Minerals at wholesale prices goto: http://www.naturesherbs.biz/product/310-5

     

  3. Bird flu going to wipe us all out?   Well the CDC is again warning about the bird flu in the USA.

    This same CDC let blood tainted with HIV and Hepatitis C go unannounced for years after they knew there was a problem, yet they get their panties in a twist about bird flu a few years ago (which never happened) then it was the swine flu, now back to the bird flu again… Go figure.

    Two winters ago, I got the swine flu or H1N1 (Sounds like a star wars character) and ended up in the hospital.   It was because I wasn’t eating well, not taking my herbs and bit off more than I should have.  In short, I was ignoring my health so I jeopardize it.

    Is it just a coincidence that the pharmaceutical companies have vaccines and medication for both flues?  I know I sound like cynic, but doesn’t anyone else see the irony in this?

    Amazingly that the pharmaceutical companies have already produced 12 million dosages that was then purchased and stockpiled by the federal government which are now ready for an epidemic.

    Why doesn’t the media release the fact that 224,000 people died last year from taking prescribed medication correctly? Now that is an epidemic.

    How do you know if you have the swine flu?   Well the symptoms of the swine or bird flu is consistent with any flu… fever, vomiting and diarrhea.  The young, old and weak are more susceptible.

    Since these Flu is caused by a virus…. I would keep Silver Shield, VS-C and Lymph Gland Cleanse on hand.  If I get the virus I will let it run its course (the vast majority of the time people will breeze right through it), and if I feel my body is being overcome by it, I will pull out the herbs.  What I won’t do is panic nor lose sleep over it.

  4. 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 of our foods. 

  5. Did you ever hear the expression "Stress should be like violin strings" Enough stress-pull on the violin string so you can't make music but not so much that the string can snap.

    Admit it no deadlines for most people mean not getting much done.

    I however, am the kind of person who usually bites off more than I can chew.... And often feel like I am on the verge of the "snap".

    The body's Stress mechanism response was meant as an emergency survival for extreme times such as a bear attack. but was not meant for everyday occurrence.

    Most of us are stressed daily. Using yoga, listening to music, praying and meditation can help you cop emotionally and if very important and part of a good healthy lifestyle.

    Some people resort to alcohol or medication to cope.

    Neither use up the adrenaline that is released during times of stress.

    Nothing beats punching a firm pillow to release excess adrenaline but for it to work you will probably need to punch until you are exhausted.

    There is a new nano technology patch called Aeon. This acupressure patch block excess adrenal hormones and is reportedly able to prevent that cortisol weight gain often associated with a stressed life which is a plus.

    One of the lectures on lifewave said she uses it all the time to help prevent anxiety attacks and depression.

    When I am stressed I put a patch over my right adrenal and ah.... I feel more balanced.

  6. If you ask my which is my favorite herbs I would probably answer.....Parsley. Surprised? Read on and I think you will see why.

    I once read that scientist put parsley in a petri dish and notice those dishes wouldn't allow abnormal cells such as cancer cells to grow.

    But there is more... being high in Potassium it helps with

    • High blood pressure
    • Adrenal health
    • Soothes adrenals which helps with anxiety
    • Preventing charley horses
    • Natural diuretic
    • Nourishes the Kidneys
    • Being high in Boron, parsley is also important in bone health and repair.
    • As most dark green plants parsley is high in iron, Vitamins A, B and C as well as trace minerals.
    • It is believed that parsley helps inhibit the body's ability to release histamines which makes sense why it is often used by those who suffer from respiratory allergies and sinus congestion.

    Usually the only exposure to parsley for most people is when it accompanies a meal as a pretty garnish. Few people know 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 of this biannual plant (plant which seeds every other year). by most people.

    PRECAUTIONS: For those 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).

    I believe the fresh herb is best, but encapsulized herbs are very beneficial. Commercially dried parsley flakes which are dark in color have usually been dried in a way that the herb is no longer very nutritious.

    I usually grow mine in container planters, therefore it can be grown indoors or on a patio.

     

     

  7. GSH (aka Glutathione) is a protein made of 3 amino acids: l-glutamine, l-glycine and l-cysteine.

     

    If your goal is it to have a very healthy immune system I suggest cutting out tea and soda from you diet, stop using milk products daily, drink plenty of water use herbs and boost your glutathione levels.

     

    Some people report moderate results with the IV or enteric coated glutathion but .. I LOVE the patches.

     

    Although the glutathione patches are not as instantaneous as the pain relief patches, they have worked faster typically than herbs.

     

    I put a new patch on as a maintenance every other week.  So far it has greatly improved me avoid catching every sniffle and flu my grandkids bring when they visit me daily. :o)

     

    And then there is the relief I received from a bad bladder infection which was EXTREMELY welcomed.

     

    Some people take glutathione pills, but the stomach acid makes most of it unavailable.  The IV infusions last in the body approximately 1 hour then declines.  The patches, in my opinion is THE ultimate source.

     

    Your body manufactures glutathione, so it is important to give your body the raw materials needed for glutathione production.

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

    Most widely known dietary source of glutathione is Asparagus. Others important foods are: broccoli, the spice turmeric avocados, spinach, meat and a prudent amount of Brazil nuts (for the selenium).

    It is the liver which converts and digests of all the above nutrients so it is important to nourish your liver. Some people use milk thistle... I like Liver Cleanse Formula by Nature's Sunshine.

    Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) helps increase the level of glutathione inside the cells of the body.

    Undoubtedly the strongest immune support is to make more glutathione available in your body. 

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

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

     

    Learn more about magnesium:

    • Symptoms of deficiency include: Depression, Heart arrhythmia, Chocolate or coffee cravings, Calcium kidney stones, heel spurs or calcium deposits in joints or tissue
    • There is much argument over which of the many chelated forms of magnesium are best.  Oxide, Carbonate, Hydroxide, Citrate, Lactate, Chloride, Sulfate.   NSP scientist do not agree with the author that only one or two of the chelates are healthy.
    • OBA: 400 mg for adult.  I personally had taken 1500 mg when I had heart arrhythmia.  
    • Nutritional sources:  Alfalfa, almonds, apples, cashews, figs, fresh green vegetables, honey, nuts, peaches, seeds, spinach, wheat
    • Best sources:  FOODs.  
    • If you have a potassium deficiency, taking magnesium can cause tightness in the chest, Charlie horses and diarrhea.  I would stay under the level that causes any of those symptoms.
    • One of the strangest facts…if you have a profound magnesium deficiency your upper legs and buttocks will be cooler to the touch than your stomach.

     

    Magnesium is needed by ever function of the body, including the structural system and the nervous system.

  10. Good News!!! In October NSP is coming out with a small line of flower.

    They are combinations made of the American equivalent of Bach Flower Remedies.

    We are body mind and spirit and these combo have the promise to make a major difference in the balancing and healing of the mind and spirit.

    Here is a little synopsis of what they are and the symptoms they address.

     

    • Distress Remedy…….. Same as old works… Just a little different 
    • Keep cool ….. Anger, irritability, feeling cranky, losing one’s temper.
    • Finding Strength….. For those who are afraid to express anger or suppresses anger, someone who is a doormat
    • Release It….. For those who are experiencing griefs, sadness, pity party, whining, to be able move on and let go of the past.
    • Open Heart…. For those who are afraid to be hurt, cold, lack empathy, be more loving and compassionate, hard hearted, closed heart
    • Be Courageous……FEAR, indecisiveness, can’t make own decisions
    • Be Response-able….. Suppress fear, reckless, addictions, compulsions

    They will be in 2 ounce bottles which cost…. Wholesale 19.95… retail 29.95.

    My ex husband had issues with abandonment.  He took a flower essence called Purple Monkey Flower and it worked wonderfully.

  11. 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.

    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.

  12. The term “adaptogen” was coined by the Russian scientist N.V. Lazrev, back in 1947, when he realized that certain plants contained an unique action to increase resistance to adverse conditions.

    There is no “official” definition.   It is stated that it is derived from an herb and that it isn’t a particular mineral or vitamin.  After that it gets a bit foggy.

    Probably the best is 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 plants, when taken into the body, helps the body adapt to the same type of  stressor as the plant had to overcome.

  13. Flaxseed oil is great, the taste… not so much, but since it takes 14 capsules to equal 1 capsule of flaxseed oil, it is more economical to use the non-capsule form. 

    It is important to make sure the flaxseed oil is treated and protected with an antioxidant such as vitamin E.  The taste is … well lets say it isn’t cherry flavored. :o)  

    But there are ways to mask the taste. 

    To make a margarine substitute, take 8 ounces of flaxseed oil and blend with ½ pound of butter.  Puree it thoroughly.  This can then be used on bread, noodles or vegetables etc.

    Keep refrigerated and in an air tight container.  Do not use in cooking.  Heat destroys the      effectiveness of the oil.

    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 people mix with apple sauce, some dribble flaxseed on their kid’s eggs.  Some mix it in cooked oatmeal before they eat it.

    My favorite is putting oil in a smoothie.  I like frozen banana, strawberries and pecans.  

    So please don’t let the taste keep you from this excellent supplement.  Use your imagination.

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

    Or as we learned in science class... Roy G Biv.

    These colors are repeated in so many places... chaukras of the body every rainbow and prism reflection has those colors in that exact order as does the foods we eat.

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

    What gives the RED pigmentation to various fruits, vegetables and berries is lycopene and anthocyanins.

    These foods are accredited for the reduction of 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

    ORANGE and YELLOW, which get their pigmentation from Caratenoids, foods include:

    • 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.

    What gives the GREEN pigmentation to the following foods is chlorophyll which is 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.

    • 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

    The last group, WHITE and BROWN, pigmentation is from 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

    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.

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

  14. High Triglycerides causes the blood to get sticky and thicker.   This can be very dangerous.  Sticky, thick blood can clot… If the clot goes to the brain, it can cause a stroke, to the heart… a heart attack.

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

    Triglycerides are a byproduct caused by poor digestion of carbohydrates and fats.   Limiting the carbs to a prudent amount is helpful… Eating only good fats is helpful.

    It is usually the liver which is sluggish that causes the poor digesting of 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, I suggest taking something which slightly thins the blood and helps make the blood less sticky.   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.

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

    CAUTION:  Do not take with blood thinners like Coumadin.

  15. 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)

     

  16. Hello, :o)

    I really hate to do this, but I am going to close the ability to post comments on my blogs.   I had 72 spam post I  had to go through this morning.  I hate wasting time on it.  IF you have a question, please feel free to email me.  

    For those who have  legitimate comments, I am sorry.

  17. MAGNESIUM – the 4th most needed nutrient of the body.  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.

     Magnesium facts:

    • Symptoms of deficiency include: 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 over which of the many chelated forms of magnesium are best.  Oxide, Carbonate, Hydroxide, Citrate, Lactate, Chloride, Sulfate.   NSP scientist do not agree with the author that only one or two of the chelates are healthy.
    • OBA: 400 mg for adult.  I personally had taken 1500 mg when I had heart arrhythmia.  
    • If you have a potassium deficiency, taking magnesium can cause tightness in the chest, Charlie horses and diarrhea.  I would stay under the level that causes any of those symptoms.

    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.

    Magnesium is needed by ever function of the body.  including the structural system and the nervous system.

  18. Our brains and emotions are amazingly powerful.  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 affect our brains and chemicals which are released

     Just think

    • Negative thinking causes inflammation in the inner limbic system
    • It lowers serotonin levels
    • It causes acid and causes physical changes within the brain 

    Lies also affect your brain… when you speak words which conflict with what is in your heart, neurochemicals slow or stop and stress is realized and your thought life diminishes.

    The lecturer suggest

    • Think before you react
    • Try to dwell on uplifting thought
    • Reject negative, pessimistic thoughts
    • Laugh and play
    • Love

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

     My mother was the epitome of this.  Her philosophy was “the best way to get over feeling sad or to forget your own problems is to help someone else through theirs”.

  19. CNN’s released list of best and worse for sleeping positions.

    They suggest:

    The worse is to lay on your stomach:

    You are less likely to snoring, but it contributes to joint, back and muscle pressure, increase acid reflux, promotes wrinkles and adversely effects breast tissue.

    The Fetal position is also not good:

    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 lets just say my husband lovingly calls them flopsy and mopsy… but I am out of pain. :o)

  20. COMING TO AMERICA SOON 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. 

    Sound interesting?  Well personally, I was thinking of buying a home version and keep it on all night long. :o)  But then I thought what would it do to the myelin sheathing (protective fatty coating around the nerve.

     

    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? 

     Most people feel that if it was unsafe it wouldn’t be used.  Actually I estranged a relative when I suggest she research before getting an ultrasound on her baby.

     

    If she had researched, she may have found how an opera singer hitting a high note can shatter glass, and that doctors use ultrasound to break up gall and kidney stones, even tough to break calcium stones, then the potential of damage is there.

     

    You have to stand up to the doctor sometimes though, most doctors probably don’t know when their fetal stethoscope is 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  21. After a webinar on insomnia, I received an email from a woman who had attended the class to offer 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"

    Homeopathics are non toxic and non addictive so I adding this tip, even though I have no personal experience with it.

    If you try it, please let me know if it worked for you.

    Thanks for the tip Debbie. :o)

  22. A few people asked for a simplified Chart to help understand what is good or deterimental when they have a methylation problem... Hence this chart.

    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 

     

     

     

     

     

     

  23. Do government agencies really protect us?  

     

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

     

    This movie showed how the regulatory agencies, were doing nothing to clean up the situation because of economics. 

     

    It wasn’t until the media was alerted that one man vowing to let people know of this travesty, shot his whole heard and buried them in a massive grave.

    I strongly suggest you rent that movie.  It shows has slow information is released to the public usually because these agencies which are suppose to protect us, are looking out for big business instead.

    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.

  24. More Adrenal information

     

    I have a few articles on my sites about adrenals and what nourishes them… sodium, potassium, B-5, Chromium etc…

     

    Aeon patch over the adrenals also help with adrenal fatigue.

     

    But I wanted to add something I learned recently I read somewhere lately that Geranium aromatherapy is helpful in stimulating the adrenals.  

     

    Adrenal exhaustion symptoms include:

    • Being tired upon exertions or activity
    • Not being able to get to sleep at a decent hour
    • Having a hard time waking up in the morning
    • Need of coffee, tea, or caffeine to get moving in the morning
    • Need to consume coffee, tea, salt, sugar or caffeine to keep up stamina

     

  25. 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 of our foods. 

  26. Monsanto is a company that is producing most of our GMO products........They have closed down small farms, ( and big fams) dragging farmers to court because they have the "RIGHTS" to the farmers corn if the pollen from their corn blows into the farmers field.....Then they own the farmers corn....The farmer can only then purchase and plant their corn or give up....not just corn.........the GMO is expanding faster than anyone would ever imagine ( other companies do it also) But from what I have learned Monsantos corn has a kill gene.....what does this mean....? IF I buy their corn, plant it, save the seed, and re plant it number one I have broken the law.....it was their corn I saved.....( So they don't get money from me purchasing) and they have made it where it morphs and will not grow or if it does .....it isn't right.....
    Complain to your political representatives: 
  27. 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.

  28. This is a blog, so people don't expect me to be all clinical... today I am going to push that to the limit.

    Monsantos is a company which is ruining our food supply.  They have patents for many foods like corn, potatoes... common foods.   There are bacteria and viral markers shot into the seeds DNA of these food.... Most people question its safety.

    Now, they just got a patent for Alfalfa.  How in the heck can someone be awarded a patent for something that God made?  I think this is the worse level of corruption we as a nation is facing.

    It burns my butt that those in the government who are suppose to protect us from monopolies and unfair practices allow a company to patent our food supply.

    It burns my butt that those in the Food and Drug Administration allows these foods on the market without demanding strenuous testing of its safety.

    It burns my butt that when someone like me gets indignant about these things they are labeled a conspiracy theorists.

    It burns my butt that TV shows like THE PRACTICE portrays anyone who questions what is doing to us as stupid rednecks with a low IQ.

    Please pass the word...Let people know about this post. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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”.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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
  38. 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.

  39. 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.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  40. 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.

  41. 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

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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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    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?

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. 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.

  47. 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.

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

    Of course there are other considerations such as food allergies or intolerances.... Avoid any known offenders listed in this basid diet.

  51. Hoarding 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 are an estimated 3 million people who have suffer this affliction.

    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…. 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.

  52. 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. 

  53. If the body is healthy, it should be able to convert linoleic acid better known as Omega 6 oil into GLA.

    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

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

    This is unfortunate because the body might convert GLA into a certain type of eicosanoids unless there is an adequate amount of EPA from the Omega 3.   The bad eicosandoids can contribute to inflammation, high blood pressure and lowered immune response.

    However GLA with EPA helps reduce inflammation, 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.

    A study on estrogen effected breast cancer show that woman taking GLA responded better when taking tamoxifen.

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

     

    A study showed this fatty acid preserved muscle tissue while reducing fat in dieters when ingesting 3.4 grams CLA.

    Other possible benefits of CLA may include: lowering insulin resistance, triglycerides and cholesterol. 

    Studies indicate that CLA can help reduce food allergies and enhance the immune system.  It is also believed to prevent cancer.

     

    Those who seem to benefit the most are people (especially those with hypothyroidism) trying to lose weight and tummy fat. 

  55. ALA–Alpha Linolenic Acid Also known as - Lipoic Acid like all fatty acids are made up of a chain of carbons which have attached to it Hydrogen and Oxygen molecules. 

    The Carbons which are linked resembling a charm bracelet 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. 

    When the first double bond 3rd Carbon from the N end the fatty acid is part of the Omega 3’s.

    For more on Omega 3, 6 and 9 oils go to this link à http://www.naturesherbs.biz/efaomegaoils

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

    Supplements used as 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

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

    ALA has been used to help normalize cholesterol and blood pressure, help protect against cardiac arrhythmia and lower risk of cardiovascular disease.

    It has a chelating effect (helps pull out) excess iron, copper, mercury, cadmium and lead.

    ALA also is being used to help lower blood sugar and aid in helping neuropathy.

    By passing the blood brain barrier, it is used to help improve brain and nerve tissue, and has potential of healing the brain after a stroke, for MS, Parkinson’s and ADD.

    It helps extend the availability of Vitamin C, Glutathione, COQ10 and Vitamin E.

    Please let your doctor know when you are taking ALA, because it can lower blood sugar and can affect thyroid hormones levels, therefore, medicine for both may have to be adjusted.

  56. Caffeine, coffee and regular teas (not most herbal teas) are considered by most veteran herbalist as extremely unhealthy and taxing to the body. 

    When I tell people how these drinks can over stimulate the adrenals to the point of exhaustion, thin their myelin and drain out their B vitamins, their countenance usually collapse and they say.... But how will I get moving in the morning... or I won't last the whole day..... or I need the energy.  

    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?

    Until recently I didn't have much more to offer than.... It won't last for ever and it is best for you overall, speech. But NOW. :o)   There is a product called Energy Enhance, a homeopathic patch, 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.   

    They appear to work a little differently from person to person... One person I knew had to take them off because they felt too energetic.... When I used them I just had a decent level of energy and endurance way beyond what I would have expected without the patch...   Still others call it coffee in a patch.

     

    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. (Go here for more in-depth instructions)... and then take them off about 30 min before you want to go to sleep.

     

    They are 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

  57. I am so confused… how in the world do I know which is best?   Well…I have been an herbalist since 1990, and I still sometimes need a score card on the Fatty acids line-up.

    Over the next few weeks, this blog will explore ALA, DHA, EPA and GLA and the advantages of one over the other for various health conditions.  They overlap and can be confusing.. But I will try my best to help make it clear.

    EFA (also known as Vitamin F) stands for Essential Fatty Acids… This means it is “Essential” 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 a storage unit for energy.

    Advertisements and medications have most people frightened into lowering their cholesterol and fat intake at all cost.  What isn’t taught is the fact that the primary fuel of the heart is FATS. Cholesterol is also important to the blood vessels, immune system and body structure as a whole.

    Triglycerides are a different story… 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.

    So until next week… we start taking each of these vitally important fat nutrients one by one.

  58. Eat Butter?  But isn't Butter Bad for the Heart?

     

    People have been mislead to believe that.

    I like many people in the natural health field believe that the margarine is good and butter is bad…   wrong!!!

     

    According to a chart from a lecture that I attended on fats, oils and cholesterol, butter is only 1 molecule from being plastic and the lecture said there are studies which show that the body can not break down margarine.

     If anyone would like a copy of the chart showing the steps to make margarine email me and I will send it to you

    After seeing it, I feel sure you will think... Oh my goodness, how could anyone with good conscious market margarine as something 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.   All were sharp as a tack mentally when they died.  

    I know there is conflicting information, please continue to research.   I have and my conclusion?...  Pass the Butter. :o)

  59. Fatty Acids - Potential Side Effects

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

    After taking FA supplements, I suffered less stiffness and pain in my joints.

    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. 

    How you may ask... Well fats are believed to heal the little rip and abrasions and helps the arteries remain healthy and supple.

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

    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

    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.

    The only 2 precautions of taking fat supplements that I know of.... One is if you are on a blood thinner or have a bleeding disorder and Two, if taken without a protein, the fats can settle in the liver.

  60. Hello Everyone... There has been some confusion about my address and phone number. I recently moved to Landisville, PA... My address is 750 Church Street. And my new phone number is 717-898-2220
  61. this is a book about nature cure, and home remedies that i think you'ld interest to look at.
  62. I remember when chlorine in water was what everyone was worried about.

    I was waiting for the CNN report; about Philadelphia Officials determine the byproducts of more than 56 different pharmaceuticals were in the tap water.  

    But it wasn’t… So I felt compelled to post my thoughts on here.

    Some of the types of drugs were antibiotics, mood stabilizers, sex hormones and anti-consultants.  

    This is has been around, it is not a new phenomenon.  As a matter of fact, in the book “The Secret Language of Plants”,  Stephen Harrod Buhner reported that in 1984 environmentalists knew of this poisoning of our water.

    ALL medications that people take and radiation pass through and get into the sewage system, which eventually gets into the water supply.  Most treatment plants do not efficiently filter them out.

    It is staggering when you think about the yearly drug sales, which are a whopping $3.7 billion for prescription and $3.3 million for nonprescription drug purchases, according to IMS Health and The Nielsen Co.

    We can’t depend on the federal government; it does not require testing for medications.  If they are found, rarely are pharmaceutical screening results released to the public

    These chemicals being absorbed in and digested by the body is concerning.  This is compounded by the danger of possible interaction between the various medications.

    I am a strong endorser of Reverse Osmosis (RO) water purification.  

    A good RO unit can help filter out so much more than the average water filtration commonly used.  It is more expensive but I believe it is vital to good health.

    Although our liver can help protect us from some contaminants, daily exposure adds up.   There are not extensive studies on what this means for our health, but common sense tells us it has to put a toll on the body.

  63. A few weeks ago, a budding health advocate wrote an email to me saying... "Some say that cruciferous vegetables are good for hypothyroidism and some strictly restrict consume these vegetables.  I am confused, what is the exact answer"?

    Cruciferous vegetables are extremely healthy for you and I hate to see people lose out on their benifits if they don't have to, so my answer....

    It depends.... I have a suggestion which may help you.  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.  

    Then add cruciferous vegetables for 2 weeks in heavy duty amounts, taking your temperature again every morning.  Then compare the two. If your temperatures went down at all, it indicates the vegetables were causing a strain on your thyroid.  I believe is the best indicator.

  64. We are led to believe that things that are average are normal.  For example delivering a baby, you see on movies and TV program where a woman is sweating and pushing for hours until she is so exhausted that she cries out, I can't do this.

    That may happen, but it isn't necessary, nor is it what labor is supposed to be like.  Most of the delivery is the responsibility of the uterus.

     

    When the uterus is toned the contractions are productive, most of the delivery is done by this organ... The woman should only have to push a few times (1 to 4 times) and the baby should practically slide out. 

    There is a phenomenal herbal combo which prepares the uterus to do a good job during delivery.  It is called 5 W.  This combo taken the last 5 weeks of pregnancy can tone the uterus for deliver and because it shrinks the uterus down close to its original size, if taken after deliver can help slow down bleeding, help prevent post partum depression and help prevent a prolapsed uterus.

     

    To work with the shortening the length of the labor, I suggest taking Mastergland during the whole pregnancy to nutritionally support the pituitary gland so it can release an adequate amount of oxytocin which is what facilitates labor.

    The difference women report when taking these two herbs are unbelievable.  They say their delivery was easy.

  65. According to the CDC, there have been 40 substantiated cases of swine flu in the USA.

     

    What a farce…The CDC let blood tainted with HIV and Hepatitis C go unannounced for years after they knew there was a problem, yet they get their panties in a twist about bird flu (which never happened) and now swine flu… Go figure.

     

    Does anyone other me question it being a co-incidence that the pharmaceutical companies have vaccines and medication for both types of flu?

     

    It is also amazing that the pharmaceutical companies have already produced 12 million dosages of medication that was then purchased and stockpiled by the federal government for this so called impending epidemic.

     

    Last year 224,000 people died due to prescription medication that had been properly taken .  Why doesn’t the media emphasize that instead of the 40 cases of swine flu?  Which would you consider an epidemic?

     

    Some people may get the swine flu and not know it because the symptoms are that of any flu… fever, vomiting and diarrhea.

     

    Since Swine Flu is caused by a virus…. I would keep Silver Shield, VS-C and Lymph Gland Cleanse on hand.  If I get the virus I will let it run its course (the vast majority of the time people will breeze right through it), and if I feel my body is being overcome by it, I will pull out the herbs.  What I won’t do is panic nor lose sleep over it.

  66. Sometimes it seems like winter will NEVER end.  Keeping depression away can be difficult during gloomy, cold and dismal weather, January, February; March can be the most difficult months of the year for the 34 million Americans who suffer come form SAD (Seasonal affective disorder).   

    Full spectrum lighting in your home and office helps stimulate the pineal via the retina, which often helps dramatically. 

    Get an edge on the winter doldrums by taking Vitamin D3 every day to combat the feelings of sluggishness and depression – make your own dose of sunshine work for you. 

    And commit to some type of physical activity every day to keep the body moving and the heart pumping.  Keeping the heart pumping at its’ peak can affect your mood.

    Fruits the color of black, blue and purple help nourish the pineal gland which stores the benefits of UV light.  So turn on your full spectrum lamp, eat some blue berries and think Summer. :o)

  67. I love the program, but knowing the AMA and pharmaceuticals have their investments in the media, I am amazed that the TV show House (Fox TV) has not been canceled.   For those who never watch the show it is like a medical mystery program on Fox on Monday nights.

    Every single week Dr. House an abrasive, obnoxious egotistical doctor breaks rules and laws while practicing medicine under the influence of Vicodins which he takes like candy.  The hospital administrator knows of his addiction and basically overlooks it.  

    Each week has a different episode where inevitably there is a patient who has a condition with very complicated symptoms and house and his group GUESS at what is wrong with the patients.  Putting them through all kind of test and treatment which almost kills them several times, with the “Oh well” attitude as the person bleeds from an orifice or has his brain nearly explode.

     

    During this whole time, the doctors… especially doctor House ignores the patients wishes, ridicules their beliefs and assumes they are lying.

    But right before the end of the show miraculously the teams of doctors happen upon the right diagnosis and usually save the person’s life.  

    The really scary and sad thing about this is… the show House is probably really close to a reality show, except the patient doesn’t always live.  I am not saying never go to a doctor, but make your doctor take the time to talk to you and explain the risks, and get second opinions.

  68. Knowledge is dynamic.   There is a saying.... The learning will inherit the earth, while the learned will be full of knowledge of a world that no longer exists.

     This blog is our attempt of sharing little snippets relating with health.

     STRESSED OUT!!!

    It is a part of our every day lives, I venture to say that most people feel stress daily. We live such a crazy lifestyle. I know personally it was hard for me to sit and watch a movie because I am use to multi-tasking and I was losing the ability to put my mind on only one track. 
    I am lucky right now, I have no major stressors, but stress is accumlative, constant everyday stress, left to build up can still put a burden on the body. So I have changed things a tad. I thought I would share them with you.
    • Exercise, when I exercised daily, which isn’t nearly often enough, it really helped with lowering my tension level.
    • Managing time, I listened to a CD (in the car I even multitask) about managing your life, to live it more wisely. It mentioned looking ahead, working ahead.  I try to get most projects done now at least 1 month ahead of time… wow, major improvement. Much of my stress had been self induced because I put things off until I had pressure to get them done. And now when something unexpected comes up, I am not such a crazy woman.
    • Do deep breathing, I suggest doing this where you don’t have to worry if you get dizzy the first few times. Most of us under stress no long breath as deeply. Not only does deep breathing relax you it helps clear the mind and emotions.

    1.    Sit upright and using your abdominal area, deep through your nose to the count of 8

    2.    Hold your breath to the count of 8 (each count being about a second)

    3.    Purse your lips and exhale forcefully for the count of 10

    4.    Repeat at least 15 times

    • Softly say no, if you are a chronic volunteerer, but doing one more  task will overwhelm you. Also learn that you don’t have to give an excuse. Just say I am so sorry but I can’t. Or I wish I could but I can’t. 
    • Laugh frequently, laughter releases endorphins and other chemicals which make you feel better equipped to handle stress when it does happen.
    • Supplement and Eat well.  Processed foods are void of nutrients and tax the body’s energy. Since stress washes out specific nutrients. Omega oils and B complex are helpful for those with no more than every day stress. (B complex caution for those with anxiety and OCD). 
    • Get adequate rest is important, so the body can use the nutrients to replenish and repair the nervous system.

    Avoid stress if at all possible. But the above tips will help you better handle stress so it doesn’t ravage your health. 

    For more info goto:  http://www.OCD-Free.org

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