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These articles are reprinted purely for information purposes and it is up to each person to make their individual choices and take personal responsibility in choosing health and food products  and practices …..

There are also various natural foods along with such things as herbs, spices etc that are recommended by various researchers as being influential in natural healing, so they will remain on this site for reference purposes unless other information is released……

8 ‘Staple’ Foods to Avoid at the Grocery Store

 By Jordan Cormier  Healthy Living…..      

A lot of so-called “staple” items that we buy at the grocery store are loaded with unnecessary and sometimes harmful ingredients. They are simply not as essential as we’ve been lead to believe, and can easily be recreated (and improved upon) in your home kitchen. Check out the following list to help you and your family save money and live more healthfully. (Two birds. One stone.)

Frozen waffles. A seemingly inconspicuous treat, these guys are usually loaded with preservatives, additives, or excessive sugars. It’s easy enough to make a big batch of waffles or pancakes one Sunday morning to freeze for later. Plus, you’ll have complete control over the flavor, texture, and ingredients. They’ll probably be the best frozen waffles you’ve ever had… your friends may even try to buy some off you!

Healthy Banana Bran Pancakes

Non-dairy milks. Most non-dairy milks are rife with carrageenan, a thickener derived from seaweed. It sounds harmless enough, but this additive can cause digestive distress in some and is considered an inflammatory agent in the body. Keep some on hand for non-dairy milk emergencies, but otherwise try concocting your own.

Trail mix. Does high-fructose corn syrup really need to be in trail mixes and bars? The answer is a resounding “no.” Stop buying trail mixes with preservatives, artificial food coloring, and unhealthy sweeteners. Make your own with nuts, chocolate bits, currants, seeds, and perhaps a bit of coconut. If you prefer a bar, try this awesome raw recipe.

Salad dressing. Salad dressing is really easy to make and store. Add a little olive oil, some lemon juice, and some spices of your choosing into a jar; swirl together, and viola! Pop it into the fridge for storage and you’re golden. Store-bought dressings are loaded with unexpected allergens (many salad dressing actually contain gluten), preservatives, and inessential ingredients that probably don’t belong in anyone’s body — especially not the bodies of your loved ones. If you are a ranch fan and think store-bought is the only option, try this recipe for buttermilk garlic ranch dressing!

Canned soups. It’s like a BPA stew, seasoned with plenty of salt and preservatives. There are BPA-free, health-conscious alternatives, but why not make your own and freeze a batch for those days that you just don’t feel like cooking? Your freezer is your friend.

Coffee creamer. Cream would probably be healthier. If you take a gander at the ingredients list on you average coffee creamer, it is loaded with all sorts of unpronounceable nasties. If you must have your hazelnut flavored creamer, or maybe your pumpkin spice creamer, try some homemade recipes. Your creamer will be much tastier and better for you.

Table salt. With absolutely no nutritional value, table salt has been utterly refined, destroying any trace minerals or nutritional value it once contained. Pink salt, sea salt, and Celtic salt are all vastly better choices that will nourish your body with essential minerals while flavoring your food.

Margarine. By this time, most of us know that margarine is not good for us. But, in case you’ve been living in a margarine-laden cave for the past few years, margarine is man-made and hydrogenated. This means they are loaded with trans fats, which are not nearly as friendly to your body as their saturated and unsaturated counterparts. Pastured butter, ghee, and even lard are all vastly better choices.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/8-staple-foods-to-avoid-at-the-grocery-store.html#ixzz2vVggPVgQ

This is both interesting and informative about GMO foods and their effects

http://soundnessofbodyandmind.com/the-beginners-guide-to-avoiding-gmos/

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The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Coverup

Tsvetan Petrov, Overall Health

http://www.getholistichealth.com/37826/the-vaccine-hoax-is-over-documents-from-uk-reveal-30-years-of-coverup/

Andrew Baker ( FFN) – Freedom of Information Act in the UK filed by a doctor there has revealed 30 years of secret official documents showing that government experts have

1. Known the vaccines don’t work
2. Known they cause the diseases they are supposed to prevent
3. Known they are a hazard to children
4. Colluded to lie to the public
5. Worked to prevent safety studies

Those are the same vaccines that are mandated to children in the US.

Educated parents can either get their children out of harm’s way or continue living inside one of the largest most evil lies in history, that vaccines – full of heavy metals, viral diseases, mycoplasma, fecal material, DNA fragments from other species, formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 (a sterilizing agent) – are a miracle of modern medicine.

Freedom of Information Act filed in the US with the CDC by a doctor with an autistic son, seeking information on what the CDC knows about the dangers of vaccines, had by law to be responded to in 20 days. Nearly 7 years later, the doctor went to court and the CDC argued it does not have to turn over documents. A judge ordered the CDC to turn over the documents on September 30th, 2011.

On October 26, 2011, a Denver Post editorial expressed shock that the Obama administration, after promising to be especially transparent, was proposing changes to the Freedom of Information Act that would allow it to go beyond declaring some documents secret and to actually allow government agencies (such as the CDC) to declare some document “non-existent.”

Simultaneous to this on-going massive CDC cover up involving its primary “health” not recommendation but MANDATE for American children, the CDC is in deep trouble over its decades of covering up the damaging effects of fluoride and affecting the lives of all Americans, especially children and the immune compromised. Lawsuits are being prepared. Children are ingesting 3-4 times more fluoride by body weight as adults and “[t]he sheer number of potentially harmed citizens – persons with dental fluorosis, kidney patients tipped into needing dialysis, diabetics, thyroid patients, etc – numbers in the millions.”

The CDC is obviously acting against the health of the American people. But the threat to the lives of the American people posed by the CDC’s behavior does not stop there. It participated in designed pandemic laws that are on the books in every state in the US, which arrange for the government to use military to force unknown, untested vaccines, drugs, chemicals, and “medical” treatments on the entire country if it declares a pandemic emergency.

The CDC’s credibility in declaring such a pandemic emergency is non-existent, again based on Freedom of Information Act. For in 2009, after the CDC had declared the H1N1 “pandemic,” the CDC refused to respond to Freedom of Information Act filed by CBS News and the CDC also attempted to block their investigation. What the CDC was hiding was its part in one of the largest medical scandals in history, putting out wildly exaggerated data on what it claimed were H1N1 cases, and by doing so, created the false impression of a “pandemic” in the US.

The CDC was also covering up a financial scandal to rival the bailout since the vaccines for the false pandemic cost the US billions. And worse, the CDC put pregnant women first in line for an untested vaccine with a sterilizing agent, polysorbate 80, in it. Thanks to the CDC, “the number of vaccine-related “fetal demise” reports increased by 2,440 percent in 2009 compared to previous years, which is even more shocking than the miscarriage statistic [700% increase].

The exposure of the vaccine hoax is running neck and neck with the much older hoax of a deadly 1918-19 flu. It was aspirin that killed people in 1918-19, not a pandemic flu. It was the greatest industrial catastrophe in human history with 20-50 million people dying but it was blamed on a flu. The beginning of the drug industry began with that success (and Monsanto was part of it). The flu myth was used by George Bush to threaten the world with “another pandemic flu that could kill millions” – a terror tactic to get pandemic laws on the books in every state and worldwide. Then the CDC used hoax of the pandemic hoax to create terror over H1N1 and to push deadly vaccines on the public, killing thousands of unborn children and others. (CDC will not release the data and continues to push the same vaccine.)

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United States Food and Drug Administration moves to Ban Trans Fats, citing Health Risks

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-08/trans-fats-must-go-us-fda-says/5078178

United States regulators are proposing a ban of artificial trans fats in processed food like margarine, frozen pizza and microwave popcorn.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says the ban will require packaged-food makers to choose safer, mono or polyunsaturated fats, and the subsequent reduction of trans fat consumption could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease per year.

Partially hydrogenated oils, which are the primary dietary source of the fats, have been shown to raise “bad” cholesterol. “While consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern,” FDA commissioner Simone Hamburg said.

Public health advocates are welcoming the move, with executive director of the Centre for Science in the Public Interest Michael Jacobson saying, “artificial trans fat is a uniquely powerful promoter of heart disease, and today’s announcement will hasten its eventual disappearance from the food supply”.

Proposal reflects voluntary reduction in trans fat use

The FDA’s proposal is not the first public effort to ban trans fats, with New York City banning its use in restaurants. Many other restaurants and fast food chains in the United States, including McDonald’s, have already eliminated them.

Elsewhere in the United States where labelling of trans fats has been made mandatory, there has been a huge reduction of fat in the food supply because manufacturers are reluctant to admit it on their label. According to the Grocery Manufacturers Association food manufacturers have voluntarily lowered the amounts of trans fats in their food products by more than 73 per cent.

However, the Ms Hamburg admits some products will be harder to reformulate without trans fats as ingredients, and that “we know that technically this is not an insoluble problem”.

The ban will not take effect right away, with a 60-day comment period due to take place before the regulation comes into force in order to allow food companies to outline how long they expect it to take them to reformulate products.

If the proposal becomes final, partially hydrogenated oils will be considered food additives and will not be allowed in food unless authorized by health regulators. The ruling will not affect naturally occurring trans fat that occurs in small amounts in certain meat and dairy products.
Two years ago an Australian Government-funded panel recommended that trans fatty acids should be phased out of the country’s food supply by 2013.

But as the ABC reported in January, the recommendations were not met, and neither were those calling for the labelling of products containing high amounts of the dangerous fat.

ABC/Reuters

 

 

Turmeric: The Return of the Golden Goddess

http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/09/03/turmeric-the-return-of-the-golden-goddess/?utm

Ancient Indians understood turmeric to be the physical essence of the Divine Mother. Modern science now confirms that it has therapeutic properties relevant to well over 500 health conditions, and may bestow on those who take it, protection from many common causes of suffering.

The author has personally reviewed the majority of 4,000+ biomedical citations on turmeric and its primary polyphenol curcumin, available to view on the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic reference database known as MEDLINE (and searchable through engines like Pubmed.gov), and has been awed by how diverse, powerful and seemingly ideally suited this spice is for addressing the broad range of diseases and/or disease symptoms that commonly afflict our species.

One of the novel findings that emerged in the author’s comprehensive review of turmeric is that it expresses over 150 distinct beneficial actions, describable in terms of traditional pharmacological pathways, e.g. interleukin-6 down-regulator, apoptotic, cyclooxygenase inhibitor, etc. During the indexing process the image emerged of a many-armed Goddess, due to how diverse, intelligent and simultaneous are this spice’s healing gifts.

In fact, from the perspective of monochemical-oriented pharmacology, a drug with more than 10 simultaneously therapeutic actions, and without the vast array of adverse, unintended side effects commonly associated with novel, patentable chemicals, turmeric would represent an impossible, miraculous entity, which if patentable, would generate more revenue than all the blockbuster drugs on the market put together.

After some reflection on the mass of data that accumulated on turmeric’s ability to alleviate suffering, the question emerged: are these many “evidence-based,” scientific studies really just exoteric descriptions of “compassion” and “intelligence”?

Are we now rediscovering through the optic of modern science – albeit through the reductionist and inherently animal sacrifice-based methodology of empirical science – the “spirit” of herbs like turmeric, whose very existence represent a kind of surplus of benevolent, regenerative energy that permeates the universe, bestowing its grace upon its inhabitants/creations? Is this not what the ancients meant, or saw, when they described the spice in Sanskrit as “Gauri” (“The One Whose Face is Light and Shining”) and “Kanchani” (“Golden Goddess”)?

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Study: ‘Safety Assessments’ on nearly all Common Food Additives found to be Manipulated by Processed Food Industry
Posted by The Watcher on August 21, 2013 in categories Health, Research
http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/08/21/study-safety-assessments-on-nearly-all-common-food-additives-found-to-be-manipulated-by-processed-food-industry/
New research published in the journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, has verified that the vast majority of the 10,000 or so chemical additives currently allowed in food are backed only by industry-funded and supported safety assessments. And a large percentage of these have never even been submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for review, which means the general population is essentially being used as a collective guinea pig in a giant food additive safety experiment.
Between 1997 and 2012, the FDA reportedly received 451 voluntary notifications about new food additives, 100 percent of which came from individuals and groups connected in one way or another to the food industry. Rather than be accompanied by independent safety research, every single one of these new additives came with “safety data” conjured by the companies that produce them, a serious conflict of interest that apparently has become the standard rather than the exception.
Researchers from The Pew Charitable Trusts (PCT), a non-profit organization serving the public interest, decided to review data on the new food additive notification process after the Government Accountability Office (GAO), a federal watchdog agency, issued a report back in 2010 raising concerns about it. And what they found is astounding, particularly as it pertains to public health and safety.
Building upon a previous study they conducted of a similar nature, Thomas Neltner and his colleagues determined that roughly 43 percent of the 10,000 additives currently allowed in food are on the FDA’s GRAS list, which means they are “generally recognized as safe.” The other 57 percent, according to the data, were approved through other means, or never submitted or approved at all. And practically all of them lack independent analysis to verify their safety.
“Rules governing the chemicals that go into a tennis racket are more stringent than (rules for) the chemicals that go into our food,” said Neltner regarding the findings. “At least when you put a new chemical on the market, you have to notify the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). But there’s no requirement that you notify the FDA when you make a new food additive.”
Food additive companies not even required to submit GRAS requests to FDA
 
In order for a new food additive to be included on the GRAS list, its manufacturer is supposed to furnish the FDA with sound scientific evidence that it is actually safe, a process that obviously has its own inherent limitations and biases. But the fact of the matter is that food additive companies are not required to do this — it is a completely voluntary process that allows the processed food industry to call the shots when it comes to food additive safety.
“In 1958, Congress gave additive manufacturers the right to decide on their own what food additives were GRAS without FDA being involved,” writes Elizabeth Weise for USA Today about the scam. “Companies are not required to tell the agency when they’ve decided an additive is safe. If they choose to do so voluntarily, the company submits a letter to FDA outlining the scientific literature that supports its decision.”
So naturally, food additive manufacturers have largely chosen to avoid the process altogether, as it really does not matter whether or not they notify the FDA about the use of new food additives. As a result, an overwhelming 99 percent of all food additives currently in use are either untested, were never submitted to the FDA at all or were submitted by industry insiders along with industry-funded safety data. In other words, the fox is guarding the hen house when it comes to food additive safety, as there is little-to-no credible oversight governing what millions of trusting Americans feed their families.
Sources for this article include:
Republished from NaturalNews
Written by Jonathan Benson
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ISRAELI SUPREME COURT BACKS WORK OF IRISH SCIENTIST ON FLUORIDE
Fluoridation of the water supply in Israel is to end in 2014, following a landmark decision by the country’s highest judicial authority
The Hot Press Newsdesk,

http://www.hotpress.com/news/Israeli-Supreme-Court-Backs-Work-of-Irish-Scientist-on-Fluoride/10088280.html

In a landmark decision, the Supreme Court in Israel has ruled that all public water fluoridation in the state of Israel must cease by 2014.

The court’s ruling is remarkable in that it goes even further than – and thus overturns – the decision taken earlier this year by Isreal’s Minister for Health, Yael German, who had legislated for an end to mandatory fluoridation, leaving the option open to local councils to fluoridate water supplies at their own discretion. Now, however, by order of the Supreme Court, fluoridation in Israel is definitively at an end. This is regarded as a crucial victory by anti-fluoridation campaigners, especially given the close diplomatic and economic links between Israel and the US – the original home of the policy of fluoridation.

The decision is a further vindication of the work of Irish scientist Declan Waugh, who has been directly involved in the campaign to end fluoridation in Israel.

Waugh had alerted the Israeli Minister for Health to the risks associated with fluoride, outlining how within less than a decade of commencement of water fluoridation, inflammatory respiratory diseases such as asthma had increased by 100% in young adults in Israel.

Since commencement of water fluoridation in Ireland in the late 1960s, the prevalence of asthma has increased by 500% – it now affects approximately half a million people and one in five children 12 years of age in this country. Ireland now has one of the highest prevalences of asthma in the world, levels that are only to be found in fluoridated countries.

“Scientific studies have clearly demonstrated that Fluoride is a pro-inflammatory agent that can contribute to all inflammatory diseases, not just asthma,” Waugh told Hot Press.

The decision will put further pressure on the Irish government to finally properly address the serious health issues surrounding the mandatory fluoridation of the water supply. Ireland is the only country in Europe which enforces a policy of mandatory fluoridation of the national water supply.

Throughout 2013, Hot Press has been carrying a series of investigative articles into the practice, written by Adrienne Murphy, and in our current issue we have posed 27 Questions of the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on the issue. In a related article in the current issue, Hot Press has also highlighted huge – and on the face of it inexplicable – differences between the data on fluoride in tea (among other foodstuffs) provided by the FSAI and that which is available in numerous international studies.

As part of the same investigation, a group of British scientists who carried out independent tests on tea and found the fluoride content to be higher than the FSAI’s figure by a multiple of ten, have called on the Irish government to carry out an urgent review of its policy of mandatory fluoridation.

Over the past year, Declan Waugh has also assisted communities in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and in parts of the USA in ending decades of fluoridation, as well as – in particular cases – preventing fluoridation programmes from commencing.

For more background information, click here.

http://www.hotpress.com/archive/10088277.html

And this – http://www.fluoridealert.org/news/
- round the world news on fluoride action

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The Witch Hunt of Jenny McCarthy for Talking About Vaccines
By Barbara Loe Fisher
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/08/06/jenny-mccarthy-vaccine-talk.aspx?e_cid=20130806_DNL_art_1&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20130806Now that it looks like ABC-TV executives are backing Barbara Walters’ hire of celebrity Jenny McCarthy to join the popular daytime talk show “The View”, 1 the blood that spilled on the ground of the Fourth Estate during 10 hot days in July is beginning to dry.It was fascinating to watch the well-orchestrated response by online mainstream media, which took on the frenzy of an old fashioned witch hunt to burn a heretic at the stake.Reviewing 29 articles published in major print and broadcast media outlets between July 9 and July 18, 20132 with 19 of them written by males, it became obvious that some of them are really upset about “blonde” girls expressing politically incorrect opinions about vaccine side effects, a topic that has become the biggest taboo talk in America.Several media outlets used her gender to take the first punch with headlines such as “Putting Jenny McCarthy on the View: Good Sex Over Bad Science”3 and ” ‘View’ Host Jenny McCarthy’s Vaccine-Autism Claims: Beauty vs. Science.”4′The Pretty Idiot’ is a Threat to the Survival of Mankind?
Some tried to bash McCarthy’s brain by focusing on her body. Cat calls like “buxom physique,” “blonde bombshell,” “sex symbol,” “object of teenage boys’ fantasies,” “bleached blonde hair,” “pulchritudinous,” ” the pretty idiot,” “Playboy Playmate of the Year”, and so on were effortlessly tossed into the story. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9Once the boys’ club firmly established that she is really only good for one thing, they moved on to alleging that if she is allowed to open her mouth and talk on “The View,” she will in fact and without question threaten the very survival of the human race. One of them took bizarre name-calling to new heights by hurling the epithet “homicidal maniac” at her.10I am not sure how presumably well-educated men expected people to swallow the vacuous argument that the woman is both a dumb blonde and a threat to mankind, but for some inexplicable reason that is exactly what they tried to do.And, further embarrassing themselves, they desperately tried to persuade all the rest of us to be as emotionally invested in her hire on “The View” as they are and immediately write to the bosses at ABC to express our shock and horror.11, 12A Call to Muzzle Vaccine Talking Moms
It could have been amusing summer entertainment watching guys fall all over themselves to one up each other with hysterical hyperbole, but it quickly became obvious that it was about much more than slapping around a celebrity Mom because she has talked publicly about her son’s vaccine reaction and how she helped him get better. 13Way more.
And, although males outnumbered females in suggesting that mothers should not be allowed to talk about vaccines in public unless the script is pre-approved by a politically correct M.D. or Ph.D., a few of the female writers going after McCarthy and ABC were just as adamant about the urgent need to muzzle vaccine talking Moms challenging the status quo.14, 15, 16Four of the 29 headlines featured the word “dangerous.” 17, 18, 19 One apocalyptic headline screamed “Dear ABC: Putting Jenny McCarthy on ‘The View’ Will Kill Children” 20 while an article written by a female pediatrician used the same threatening approach: “ABC’s Hiring of Jenny McCarthy: A Decision That Could Cost Lives.” 21The collective howl of indignation escalated when Barbara Walters and ABC did not flinch. Using poison pens and heavyweight media platforms, the writers ridiculed the intelligence, values and beliefs of mothers like McCarthy taking matters into their own hands when a healthy child suddenly develops brain and immune system dysfunction after vaccination, a condition doctors can’t explain and often label “autism” but dismiss as “just a coincidence” or bad parental “genes” without looking any further. 22, 23, 24Century of Medical Literature: Yes, Vaccines CAN Do THAT
Never mind that there is more than a century of medical literature documenting the fact that vaccines can cause:
* Brain inflammation;
* Chronic nervous system dysfunction;
* Seizures;
* Arthritis;
* Vaccine strain viral infection;
* Shock and “unusual shock-like state;”
* Protracted inconsolable crying
* DeathThe indisputable fact that vaccines can do that has been acknowledged by the Institute of Medicine in a series of peer-reviewed reports published between 1991 and 2013. 25, 26, 27, 28 The last one pointed out that there is not enough scientific evidence to determine if the current recommended schedule of 49 doses of 14 vaccines between day of birth and age six 29 is or is not associated with the development of a whole host of health problems in children – everything from autoimmunity, allergies, asthma, epilepsy, ADHD and learning disabilities to – yes – autism. 30, 31, 32The indisputable fact that vaccines can hurt people and that doctors still don’t know which individuals are more biologically susceptible to suffering vaccine damage 33 was codified into law by Congress in the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986.34 That law has awarded more than $2.7 billion dollars to Americans harmed by vaccines in exchange for shielding drug companies and doctors from vaccine injury lawsuits in civil court.35, 36

With vaccine failures among highly vaccinated children playing a big role in outbreaks of B. pertussis whooping cough,37, 38 the hype about Jenny McCarthy joining “The View” could be just a red herring. But it is going to take a lot of red herrings to distract millions of parents from talking about why 1 child in 6 in America is learning disabled,39 1 in 9 suffers with asthma,40 1 in 50 develops autism 41 or why there has never been a large, well-designed study comparing the health outcomes of highly vaccinated children and those remaining unvaccinated or using fewer vaccines.42

Media: Non-Medical Degrees, PR, Politics, Marketing & Other Expertise
Most of the writers who wrote stories about a vaccine talking celebrity Mom joining “The View,” including those calling for censorship and the gutting of journalistic standards that ensure fair balance – when it comes to writing stories about vaccination 43 – are journalists by profession. 28 of the 29 articles were written by individuals without medical degrees, although one is a pharmacologist, one is an astronomer and one has a PhD in biological sciences.

The majority have degrees in Journalism, English, History or Political Science with some also listing expertise in public relations and communications, marketing and fund raising, political media campaign management, TV and entertainment. 44

Even though these writers do not have medical degrees, the U.S. Constitution guarantees them the liberty to express their views about Jenny McCarthy, Barbara Walters, ABC and vaccines, just as the media outlets publishing their opinions are protected by the First Amendment. That legal right to engage in critical thinking and to hold personal beliefs and to exercise free speech, belongs to every American – not just to those articulating talking points made or approved by citizens with M.D. or Ph.D. written after their names.

Public Talking About Vaccine Safety Since 1982
Parents, doctors, legislators and journalists started talking publicly about vaccine safety issues in America in 1982,45 16 years before a paper about MMR vaccine and autism was published in The Lancet. Mothers were talking about what happens to their children’s health after vaccination long before the Library of Medicine was posted online and the world wide web became the biggest talk show on the planet.

Vaccine talk will continue in the kitchens and on the smart phones and tablets of critical thinking women, who are using the brains and mother’s instincts they were born with to make informed health care choices for their children. Vaccine talk will continue because, today, many more mothers either have a child or know a child who was healthy, got vaccinated and was never healthy again.

Evangelistic doctors should stop trying so hard to shut down vaccine talking and just do the credible science that will answer the question on everybody’s mind: what exactly is causing the 1 child in 50 $126 billion dollar a year46 public health disaster doctors call autism, but still can’t agree on how to define it or how often it happens. One thing doctors say they know for sure is that vaccines don’t have anything to do with autism because the Earth is not flat, there is nothing more to be learned about vaccine side effects and autism cannot be cured, so parents should just forget about it.

That empty rhetoric is not flying these days with thinking Moms and Dads digging deeper and learning that good health is about more than using lots of vaccines to prevent infections. Become educated about diseases and vaccines. It’s your health. Your family. Your choice.

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 How Extra Virgin Olive Oil protects against Alzheimer’s
by: Sherry Baker, Health Sciences Editor
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Alzheimer’s disease (AD) — which robs people of the ability to think, remember and reason — is an irreversible, progressive disease that eventually destroys even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. The NIH predicts that as many as 5.1 million Americans may have Alzheimer’s disease. There’s no cure and no treatment that works for long.
But does that mean there’s no hope you can stave off AD in the first place? So far, Big Pharma has nothing that works but researchers working on natural approaches are making progress. The latest is from a team of scientists in the Department of Basic Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. They say consuming extra virgin olive oil helps reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s — and they think they know why.
In their new study, just published in the American Chemical Society (ACS) journal ACS Chemical Neuroscience, they conclude that a component of olive oil helps shuttle abnormal proteins associated with AD out of the brain. Amal Kaddoumi and colleagues explained that the prevalence of Alzheimer’s has long been known to be lower in Mediterranean countries and, in the past, this has been attributed to the high concentration of healthful monounsaturated fats in olive oil which is a big part of the Mediterranean diet. However, more recent studies have suggested that the actual protective agent might be a natural substance in olive oil called oleocanthal that protects nerve cells from the kind of damage that occurs in AD.
Kaddoumi’s team set out to investigate whether oleocanthal actually helps decrease the accumulation in the brain of beta-amyloid, which is believed to be the culprit behind the mind-destroying properties of AD. For their study, they tracked the impact of oleocanthal in the brains and cultured brain cells of laboratory mice (a strain of rodents bred to use as stand-ins for humans with Alzheimer’s disease).
The results? Oleocanthal was clearly effective. In every case, it showed a consistent pattern of it boosting the production of two proteins and key enzymes believed to be critical in ridding beta-amyloid from the brain.
“Extra-virgin olive oil-derived oleocanthal associated with the consumption of the Mediterranean diet has the potential to reduce the risk of AD or related neurodegenerative dementias,” the report concludes.
As Natural News has also reported previously, scientists are finding that olive oil contains natural health-protective components that may be effective against many serious diseases. For example, researchers from the Catalonian Institute of Oncology (ICO) in Girona and the University of Granada in Spain discovered that extra virgin olive oil’s polyphenols have bioactivity against breast cancer cell lines. And in a review of olive oil research published in the journal Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, scientists from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia, concluded the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet (which include a lower incidence of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis as well as several types of cancers) could be attributed to the regular consumption of virgin olive oil by Mediterranean populations.
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Statements from EUROPEAN HEALTH, WATER, & ENVIRONMENT Authorites on Water FLUORIDATION

Fluoride Action Network

 
 
Although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control hails water fluoridation as one of the “top ten public health achievements of the twentieth century,” most of the western world, including the vast majority of western Europe, does not fluoridate its water supply.

At present, 97% of the western European population drinks non-fluoridated water. This includes: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, and approximately 90% of both the United Kingdom and Spain. Although some of these countries fluoridate their salt, the majority do not. (The only western European countries that allow salt fluoridation are Austria, France, Germany, Spain, and Switzerland.)

Despite foregoing “one of the top ten public health achievements of the twentieth century,” tooth decay rates have declined in Europe as precipitously over the past 50 years as they have in the United States. This raises serious questions about the CDC’s assertion that the decline of tooth decay in the United States since the 1950s is largely attributable to the advent of water fluoridation.

 

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60 Lab Studies Now Confirm Cancer Link To A Vaccine You Probably Had As A Child


(Libery Beacon)  Dr. Maurice Hilleman made astounding revelations in an interview that was cut from The Health Century — the admission that Merck drug company vaccines had been injecting dangerous viruses into people worldwide.

Bear in mind that Dr. Hilleman was the developer of Merck’s vaccine program. He developed over three dozen vaccines, more than any other scientist in history. He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.

He received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization. Hilleman was one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines.

I think it’s important to remember history when it comes to vaccines, especially in light of current developments.

For starters, the HPV vaccine Gardasil, which is being vigorously pushed on unsuspecting young girls and women to theoretically guard against cervical cancer still has never been proven to actually prevent cancer. On the contrary, evidence suggests that under certain circumstances the vaccine increases your risk of precancerous lesions by nearly 45 percent, and an ever increasing number of girls are being seriously injured by this unnecessary vaccine.

As of December 13, 2010, 20,915 adverse reactions had been reported in the United States alone, including 89 deaths, 297 miscarriages or stillbirths, and 370 reports of abnormal pap smears post vaccination.

All of this from a vaccine that has only been on the market for four years!

Making matters worse, as of 2009 the US FDA approved Gardasil for use on young boys as well, and the first male death has also been reported. In September of last year, a young boy died just eight days after being vaccinated with Gardasil.

So what’s going on here?

Is it possible that vaccines sold by drugmakers like Merck are causing lethal disease? Judging by history, the answer may be yes.

Contaminated Polio Vaccine Responsible for Human Cancer Cases

In 2002, the journal Lancet published compelling evidence that contaminated polio vaccine was responsible for up to half of the 55,000 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma cases that were occurring each year.

What was it contaminated with?

SV40, a cancer-causing monkey virus. The puzzle began in 1994, when Dr. Michele Carbone, a Loyola University researcher, found the virus SV40, which had never before been detected in humans, in half of the human lung tumors he was studying. Since then, 60 different lab studies have confirmed the results, and SV40 has been found in a variety of human cancers, including lung-, brain-, bone-, and lymphatic cancer.

At first no one could fathom how the virus had been transmitted into the human population.

But in the censored interview with Dr. Maurice Hilleman above, Hilleman admits Merck’s responsibility in unleashing this virus via their polio vaccine, as well as the likelihood that there was an importing and spreading the AIDS virus in the same manner.

Just Who is Dr. Maurice Hilleman?

Now, for those of you who may think Dr. Hilleman was just another crackpot (he passed away in 2005), think again. He was, and still is, the leading vaccine pioneer in the history of vaccines. He developed more than three dozen vaccines—more than any other scientist in history—and was the developer of Merck’s vaccine program.

He was a member of the U.S. National Academy of Science, the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society, and received a special lifetime achievement award from the World Health Organization.

When he was chief of the Department of Respiratory Diseases with what’s now the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, he discovered the genetic changes that occur when the influenzavirus mutates, known as shift and drift. He was also one of the early vaccine pioneers to warn about the possibility that simian viruses might contaminate vaccines.So Dr. Hilleman knew what he was talking about. And in his own words, “vaccines have to be considered the bargain basement technology for the 20thCentury.”

Vaccines Can Cause the Very Disease They’re Meant to Prevent, and Worse

For years, researchers suggested that millions of vials of polio vaccine, contaminated with SV40, infected individuals between 1953 and 1963 and caused human tumors, and by 1999, molecular evidence of SV40 infections were showing up in children born after 1982. Some experts now suggest the virus may have remained in the polio vaccine until as late as 1999.

Still, the FDA and health authorities turned a blind eye.

In addition, just like Gardasil may well increase your risk of cervical cancer rather than reduce it, the live polio vaccine has also been found to cause polio. And, in rare instances the virus in the vaccine has even been known to mutate into a much deadlier version.  As reported by MSN News in 2009, genetic analysis has proven such mutated viruses have caused at least seven separate outbreaks in Nigeria.
According to the CDC the last case of wild polio in the US—meaning polio caused naturally and not due to the live polio vaccine—occurred in 1979. From 1980 through 1999, there were NO wild polio cases in the US. Instead we had 144 cases of vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral polio vaccine.

Polio outbreaks in Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 2002 were also traced back to a strain of oral polio vaccine (OPV) that mutated back to virulence.

According to a report by Neil Z. Miller of the Global Vaccine Institute, the live polio virus from the vaccine can remain in your throat for one to two weeks and in your feces for up to two months. So not only is the vaccine recipient at risk, but he or she can potentially spread the disease to others.

In 1999, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that the United States replace the live-virus vaccine with an inactivated “killed” virus vaccine, which is what remains in use today. However, the inactivated polio virus vaccine has not been without its share of serious side effects either.

- See more at: http://govtslaves.info/60-lab-studies-now-confirm-cancer-link-to-a-vaccine-you-probably-had-as-a-child/#sthash.XJ0kPH8L.dpuf

 

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US Doctors and the AAP Fight UN Ban of Thimerosal Preservative in Vaccines
 
http://drsircus.com/medicine/vaccines/u.s.-doctors-and-the-aap-fight-u.n.-ban-of-thimerosal-preservative-in-vaccines

Pharmaceutical companies are corporations literally sucking the life out of children and we continue to let them do just that.  Even with tragedies like the shooting of innocent children in Connecticut we find that they cannot get their story straight so the public media is the public’s deceiver.

I think it is disgusting that in the middle of this tragedy that medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) would try to slip into the media the pronouncement of their right to continue to attack children around the world and in America with Thimerosal, a mercury-based vaccine preservative-a powerful neurological poison.

“Pure thimerosal was toxic at the low nanomolar level-an extremely low concentration, about 10,000 times less than the thimerosal concentration found in most vaccines. These results leave little doubt about thimerosal being the toxic agent in the vaccines.”
- Dr. J. Curtis Pendergrass

America’s largest organization for pediatricians is strongly objecting to a proposal by the United Nations to ban a mercury-containing preservative from the world’s vaccine supply. In a brief statement published online in Pediatrics, the academy supported the recommendations drafted by the WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization at an April meeting that ignores all the science that suggests that the neurological poison thimerosal is dangerous, more dangerous than if they put lead in the vaccine instead.

An AAP spokesperson said that the endorsement was adopted unanimously by the academy’s infectious diseases committee showing that the entire organization is compromised with pediatricians who either don’t know or are not thinking clearly about how much mercury they are pumping into children’s veins. Ask doctors at the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons who will tell you that, “Mercury is a unique poison in that it incapacitates numerous enzymes in cells, including those used to neutralize free radicals,” wrote Neurosurgeon Dr. Russel Blaylock.[1]

“Any competent biochemist would look at the structure of thimerosal and identify it as a potent enzyme inhibitor. What is surprising is that the appropriate animal and laboratory testing was not done on the vaccines containing thimerosal (and aluminum) before the government embarked on a mandated vaccine program that exposed infants to the levels of thimerosal that occurred.”
- Dr. Boyd E. Haley

Doctors, dentists and nurses seem to have “gag orders” placed on them preventing them from mentioning to patients the availability of mercury-free vaccines and the dangers of mercury-based products: amalgam fillings, which are 50% mercury, and thimerosal used in the manufacture and preservation of vaccines, which is 50% mercury by weight. Mercury has been appropriately removed from most other medical products except these, for it is one of the most toxic and dangerous elements known to mankind.[2]

“Heavy metal exposure during early development is associated with impaired neurological and cognitive function.”     – Dr. M. Waly
Northeastern University

Despite the growing evidence of a link between mercury and neurological disorders, such as autism, attention deficit disorder, language delay, and learning difficulties, which are being reported on a worldwide basis to be rising dramatically,[5],[6],[7] the Institute of Medicine (IOM)[8] and the CDC,[9] and a long string of other medical organizations[10] are certifying mercury, one of the most toxic chemicals known to man, as being absolutely safe for use in vaccines. And they continue to do that even as they alert the public to a pandemic that has one child in 166 being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and as many as one in six children diagnosed with a developmental disorder and/or with behavior problems.[11] Around the world, other medical organizations and governments feel safe to ignore the dangers of thimerosal and continue to use it without compunction in their childhood vaccine programs in part because the American health officials “pretend” there is no problem, even as they have moved to reduce (but not eliminate completely) its presence in the childhood immunization program.[12]
The FDA questioned thimerosal’s safety several times and decided in 1982 that it was “not safe for ‘over-the-counter’ topical use, because of its potential for cell damage.” The FDA never did anything to question its use in childhood vaccines.

Drs. Horning, Chian and Lipkin of the Department of Neurology and Pathology at Colombia University College of Physicians and Surgeons dispute the CDC conclusion that thimerosal is safe and has nothing to do with autism. “The developing brain is uniquely susceptible to the neurotoxic hazard posed by mercurials.”[13] They demonstrated that “Autoimmune disease-sensitive SJL/J mice showed growth delay, reduced locomotion, exaggerated response to novelty, and densely-packed, hyperchronic hippocampal neurons with altered glutamate receptors and transporters.” The mice were exposed to thimerosal doses and timing equivalent to the pediatric immunization schedule. They found that, “Profound behavioral and neuropathologic disturbances were observed after postnatal thimerosal in SJL/J mice, but not in strains without autoimmune sensitivity.”

For more than 60 years the medical community simply trusted the Eli Lilly & Company’s assertion that thimerosal/ merthiolate had a low potential toxicity if injected into humans. Based on unscientific and unethical studies done in the late 1920s, several generations of public health care officials, doctors and medical educators were duped into injecting the most toxic and lethal chemical known to man into infants. Documents from the archives of Eli Lilly & Company, the original manufacturer of thimerosal, clearly demonstrate that the mercury-based vaccine preservative, implicated in a number of recent law suits as causing neurological injury to infants, was known as early as April 1930 to be dangerous.

In its apparent eagerness to promote and market the product, in September 1930, Eli Lilly secretly sponsored a “human toxicity” study on patients already known to be dying of meningococcal meningitis. Andrew Waters, of the Dallas-based law firm of Waters & Kraus stated that, “Lilly then cited this study repeatedly for decades as proof that thimerosal was of low toxicity and harmless to humans. They never revealed to the scientific community or the public the highly questionable nature of the original research.” The tests were conducted in 1929 by a young researcher named K. C. Smithburn who injected 22 human subjects that were already dying with a one-percent solution and then pronounced that all the patients were reported “without ill effect.” That they all died was never mentioned.

“It’s apparent that Lilly didn’t want to do the study themselves because it’s apparent that there were enormous ethical problems with injecting people-even people dying of meningitis-with mercury,” Waters said. “What Smithburn did was wrong, because he agreed to do the study for Lilly, and not only did he agree to do it, but he agreed to give them results that he knew were flawed.” There simply are no words that can be used to describe what Eli Lilly & Company and then other pharmaceutical companies perpetuated through decades of use of a highly toxic compound like thimerosal. I call them the company that kills babies!

200 micrograms of mercury would fit on the head of a pin.  According to the EPA, dropping that pinhead of mercury into  23 gallons of water would make it unsafe for human consumption.

In the spring of 2004, American health authorities decided to add the flu vaccine into the childhood vaccination schedule starting at six months of age and this means that many of these little babies will get flu vaccines that contain a whopping dose of 25 micrograms[14] of thimerosal.

Dr. Boyd Haley, a world-renowned expert on the toxicity of mercury said, “I am ashamed that our country is misleading other parts of the world with regards to the thimerosal issue.”
Thimerosal is one of the most toxic compounds I know of, I can’t think of anything that I know of that is more lethal.


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Soursop Fruit Kills Cancer 100 Fold better Than Chemotherapy

preventdisease.com

Tue, 21 Feb 2012

The fruit’s extracts from Annona muricata tree selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells.

The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.
According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.
This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks and sherbets.
Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.
Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this tree grows wild and could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival.
Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
        *       Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
        *       Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
        *       Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
        *       Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America’s largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970′s. What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing…Extracts from the tree were shown to:
        *       Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
        *       The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
        *       What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!
The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched – so why haven’t you heard anything about it?
The drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.
It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.
As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!
Where Can You Find It?
As far as the fruit goes, you may be able to find it at some grocery and health food stores in your area. There are several different soursop juice manufacturers, distributors and suppliers worldwide. Caution would be warranted in purchasing from any company unless you have researched their reputability and extraction methods.
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Soursop is the fruit of Annona muricata, a broadleaf, flowering, evergreen tree native to Mexico, Cuba, Central America, the Caribbean and northern South America: Colombia, Brazil, Peru, and Venezuela. Soursop is also produced in sub-Saharan African countries that lie within the tropics. Today, it is also grown in some areas of Southeast Asia, as well as in some Pacific islands. It was most likely brought from Mexico to the Philippines by way of the Manila-Acapulco Galleon trade.[citation needed] It is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw.
Soursop fruit
The soursop is adapted to areas of high humidity and relatively warm winters; temperatures below 5 °C (41 °F) will cause damage to leaves and small branches, and temperatures below 3 °C (37 °F) can be fatal. The fruit becomes dry and is no longer good for concentrate.
Annona muricata var.subonica
Other common names include: guanábana (Spanish), graviola (Brazilian Portuguese, pronounced: [g??vi??l?]), anona (European Portuguese), corossol (French),??? ????? (Sinhalese), sorsaka (Papiamento), adunu (Acholi), Brazilian pawpaw, guyabano, guanavana, toge-banreisi, durian benggala, nangka blanda, sirsak, zuurzak and nangka londa.[1] In Malayalam, it is called mullaatha, literally thorny custard apple. The other lesser-known Indian names are shul-ram-fal and hanuman fal. and in Harar (Ethiopia) in Harari language known for centuries as Amba Shoukh (Throny Mango or Throny Fruite ). In the Ga language of Ghana, it is called aluguntugui.
The flavour has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple, with sour citrus flavour notes contrasting with an underlying creamy flavour reminiscent of coconut or banana.
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Black Seed – ‘The Remedy For Everything But Death’ (Black Sesame)
Posted on: Thursday, January 3rd 2013 
Written By: Sayer Ji, Founder

This humble, but immensely powerful seed, kills MRSA, heals the chemical weapon poisoned body, stimulates regeneration of the dying beta cells with the diabetic’s pancreas, and yet too few even know it exists.

The seeds of the annual flowering plant, Nigella Sativa, have been prized for their healing properties since time immemorial.  While frequently referred to among English-speaking cultures as Roman coriander, black sesame, black cumin, black caraway and onion seed, it is known today primarily as black seed, which is at the very least an accurate description of its physical appearance.  
 
The earliest record of its cultivation and use come from ancient Egypt. Black seed oil, in fact, was found in Egyptian pharoah Tutankhamun’s tomb, dating back to approximately 3,300 years ago.[i]  In Arabic cultures, black cumin is so known as Habbatul barakah, meaning the “seed of blessing.” It is also believed that the Islamic prophet Mohammed said of it that it is “a remedy for all diseases except death.”

Many of black cumin’s traditionally ascribed health benefits have been thoroughly confirmed in the biomedical literature. In fact, since 1964, there have been 458 published, peer-reviewed studies referencing it.

We have indexed salient research, available to view on GreenMedInfo.com on our Black Seed (Nigella Sativa) page, on well over 40 health conditions that may be benefited from the use of the herb, including over 20 distinct pharmacological actions it expresses, such as:

        *       Analgesic (Pain-Killing)
        *       Anti-Bacterial
        *       Anti-Inflammatory
        *       Anti-Ulcer
        *       Anti-Cholinergic
        *       Anti-Fungal
        *       Ant-Hypertensive
        *       Antioxidant
        *       Antispasmodic
        *       Antiviral
        *       Bronchodilator
        *       Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
        *       Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
        *       Hypotensive
        *       Insulin Sensitizing
        *       Interferon Inducer
        *       Leukotriene Antagonist
        *       Renoprotective (Kidney Protecting)
        *       Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha Inhibitor

These 22 pharmacological actions are only a subset of a far wider number of beneficial properties intrinsic to the black seed. While it is remarkable that this seed has the ability to positively modulate so many different biological pathways, this is actually a rather common occurrence among traditional plant medicines.

Our project has identified over 1600 natural compounds with a wide range of health benefits, and we are only in our first 5 years of casual indexing. There are tens of thousands of other substances that have already been researched, with hundreds of thousands of studies supporting their medicinal value (MEDLINE, whence our study abstracts come, has over 600,000 studies classified as related to Complementary and Alternative Medicine).

Take turmeric, for example. We have identified research indicating its value in over 600 health conditions, while also expressing over 160 different potentially beneficial pharmacological actions. You can view the quick summary of over 1500 studies we have summarized on our Turmeric Research page, which includes an explorative video on turmeric. Professional database members are further empowered to manipulate the results according to their search criteria, i.e. pull up and print to PDF the 61 studies on turmeric and breast cancer.  This, of course, should help folks realize how voluminous the supportive literature indicating the medicinal value of natural substances, such as turmeric and black seed, really is.

Black seed has been researched for very specific health conditions. Some of the most compelling applications include:

        *  Type 2 Diabetes: Two grams of black seed a day resulted in reduced fasting glucose, decreased insulin resistance, increased beta-cell function, and reduced glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) in human subjects.[ii]
        *  Helicobacter Pylori Infection: Black seeds possess clinically useful anti-H. pylori activity, comparable to triple eradication therapy.[iii]
        *  Epilepsy: Black seeds were traditionally known to have anticonvulsive properties. A 2007 study with epileptic children, whose condition was refractory to conventional drug treatment, found that a water extract significantly reduced seizure activity.[iv]
        *  High Blood pressure: The daily use of 100 and 200 mg of black seed extract, twice daily, for 2 months, was found to have a blood pressure-lowering effect in patients with mild hypertension.[v]
        *  Asthma: Thymoquinone, one of the main active constituents within Nigella sativa (black cumin), is superior to the drug fluticasone in an animal model of asthma.[vi] Another study, this time in human subjects, found that boiled water extracts of black seed have relatively potent antiasthmatic effect on asthmatic airways.[vii]
        *  Acute tonsillopharyngitis: characterized by tonsil or pharyngeal inflammation (i.e. sore throat), mostly viral in origin, black seed capsules (in combination with Phyllanthus niruri) have been found to significantly alleviate throat pain, and reduce the need for pain-killers, in human subjects.[viii]
        *  Chemical Weapons Injury: A randomized, placebo-controlled human study of chemical weapons injured patients found that boiled water extracts of black seed reduced respiratory symptoms, chest wheezing, and pulmonary function test values, as well as reduced the need for drug treatment.[ix]
        *  Colon Cancer: Cell studies have found that black seed extract compares favorably to the chemoagent 5-fluoruracil in the suppression of colon cancer growth, but with a far higher safety profile.[x] Animal research has found that black seed oil has significant inhibitory effects against colon cancer in rats, without observable side effects.[xi]
        *  MRSA: Black seed has anti-bacterial activity against clinical isolates of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus.[xii]
        *  Opiate Addiction/Withdrawal: A study on 35 opiate addicts found black seed as an effective therapy in long-term treatment of opioid dependence.[xiii]

Sometimes the biblical reference to ‘faith the size of a mustard seed moving mountains’ comes to mind in connection with natural substances like black seeds. After all, do seeds not contain within them the very hope for continuance of the entire species that bore it?  This super-saturated state of the seed, where life condenses itself down into an intensely miniaturized holographic fragment of itself, promising the formation of future worlds within itself, is the very emblem of life’s immense and immortal power. 

If we understand the true nature of the seed, how much life (past, present and future) is contained within it, it will not seem so far-fetched that it is capable of conquering antibiotic resistant bacteria, healing the body from chemical weapons poisoning, or stimulate the regeneration of dying insulin-producing beta cells in the diabetic, to name but only a fraction of black seed’s experimentally-confirmed powers.

Moving the mountain of inertia and falsity associated with the conventional concept of disease, is a task well-suited for seeds and not chemicals. The greatest differeemnce, of course, between a seed and a patented synthetic chemical (i.e. pharmaceutical drug), is that Nature (God) made the former, and men with profit-motives and a deranged understanding of the nature of the body made the latter.
 
The time, no doubt, has come for food, seeds, herbs, plants, sunlight, air, clean water, and yes, love, to assume once again their central place in medicine, which is to say, the art and science of facilitating self-healing within the human body. Failing this, the conventional medical system will crumble under the growing weight of its own corruption, ineptitude, and iatrogenic suffering (and subsequent financial liability) it causes. To the degree that it reforms itself, utilizing non-patented and non-patentable natural compounds with actual healing properties, a brighter future awaits on the horizon. To the degree that it fails, folks will learn to take back control over their health themselves, which is why black seed, and other food-medicines, hold the key to self-empowerment.

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Sayer Ji is the founder and director of GreenMedInfo.com and co-author of the book The Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure. His writings and research have been published in the Wellbeing Journal, the Journal of Gluten Sensitivity, and have been featured on Mercola.com, NaturalNews.com, Reuters.com, GaryNull.com, and Care2.com.
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Natural Compound in Broccoli, Cruciferous Vegetables can treat Leukemia

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews)   Hidden inside every stalk of broccoli and every floret of cauliflower is a substance so powerful at preventing and treating cancer that not even the drug industry is capable of matching its efficacy, both in terms of safety and potency. And researchers are still continuing to uncover the amazing medicinal power of sulforaphane, a therapeutic compound found in cruciferous vegetables that most recently was discovered to prevent and treat leukemia.

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine in Texas recently tested the effects of an isolated and highly concentrated form of sulforaphane on both mouse and human cell lines affected by acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a type of cancer that afflicts white blood cells, and most commonly in children. Led by Dr. Koramit Suppipat, the study involved applying sulforaphane to leukemic cell lines and primary lymphoblasts obtained from pediatric patients for the purpose of assessing its effects.

Upon observation, it was learned that sulforaphane effectively eradicates cancer cells by entering them and reacting with certain internal proteins to induce apoptosis, or cell death. At the same time, researchers observed that sulforaphane did not harm healthy cells when applied to cell lines obtained from healthy, cancer-free patients, a phenomenon unique to natural, therapeutic compounds that have not been artificially manipulated for the purpose of trying to patent a specific medicinal compound.

“There is about an 80 percent cure rate (for acute lymphoblastic leukemia), but some children don’t respond to treatment. For those cases, we are in need of alternative treatments,” explained Dr. Daniel Lacorazza, an assistant professor of pathology and immunology at Baylor, and one of the study’s contributors. “Sulforaphane is a natural product. However, what we used in this study is a concentrated purified form.”

Eat plenty of cruciferous vegetables to protect yourself against cancers of all types
Up until this point, there have been few, if any, reliable studies demonstrating the power of sulforaphane in specifically treating blood cancers like leukemia. Previous studies have identified many of the general cancer-fighting properties of sulforaphane, including a 2011 study published in the journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research that linked sulforaphane to eradicating prostate cancer (http://www.naturalnews.com/032988_sulforaphane_cancer_cells.html). But the new study out of Baylor identifies specific aspects of the nutrient’s hematologic cancer-fighting profile that further reinforces its viability as a safe and natural medicine for cleansing the blood.

“Broccoli, which is loaded with sulforaphane, antioxidants, and carotenoids, has been shown to protect against cancers of the esophagus, stomach, colon, lung, larynx, prostate, mouth, pharynx, ovaries, breast, and cervix,” writes Stephanie Beling in her book PowerFoods: Good Food, Good Health with Phytochemicals, Nature’s Own Energy Booster about the health benefits of eating broccoli in whole form.

However, to obtain the maximum health benefits of broccoli, be sure to eat it raw or very gently steamed. According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry back in 2009, cooking broccoli can destroy up to 90 percent of its natural sulforaphane content, rendering it far less medicinally potent. (http://www.naturalnews.com/025893_broccoli_sulforaphane_research.html)

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How Coconut Oil Might Combat Tooth Decay
December 08, 2012
By Dr. Mercola
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/12/08/coconut-oil-combats-tooth-decay.aspx?e_cid=20121208_DNL_art_1
Coconuts are among the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet and have been a dietary staple for millennia. Western science is now “playing catch-up” to what natives of tropical regions have known for thousands of years. One of the reasons coconut is so special is that it’s a natural antimicrobial food.
Coconut, especially its oil, is a powerful destroyer of all kinds of microbes, from viruses to bacteria to protozoa, many of which harm human health.
Researchers at the Athlone Institute of Technology’s Bioscience Research Institute in Ireland set out to test coconut oil’s biocidal properties against the bacteria responsible for tooth decay.
Dental caries is a commonly overlooked problem affecting 60 to 90 percent of children and the majority of adults in industrialized countries, according to chief researcher Dr. Damien Brady. His research team tested the antibacterial action of coconut oil in its natural state and coconut oil that had been treated with enzymes, in a process similar to digestion.
The oils were tested against strains of Streptococcus bacteria, which are common inhabitants of your mouth.
They found that enzyme-modified coconut oil strongly inhibits the growth of most strains of Streptococcus bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, an acid-producing bacterium that is a major cause of tooth decay1. It is thought that the breaking down of the fatty coconut oil by the enzymes turns it into acids, which are toxic to certain bacteria.2 Enzyme-modified coconut oil was also harmful to the yeast Candida albicans, which can cause thrush.
Dr. Brady said:
“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives, particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations. Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”
The work also contributes to our understanding of antibacterial activity in the human gut, which helps maintain the balanced flora necessary for a strong immune system.
“Our data suggests that products of human digestion show antimicrobial activity. This could have implications for how bacteria colonize the cells lining the digestive tract and for overall gut health,” explained Dr. Brady.
The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil offers an impressive array of health benefits. In addition to its antimicrobial properties, coconut oil is beneficial for:
        *       Promoting heart health
        *       Supporting proper thyroid function
        *       Strengthening your immune system
        *       Providing an excellent “fuel” for your body and supporting a strong metabolism
        *       Maintaining healthy and youthful looking skin
One of the primary reasons coconut oil’s benefits are so broad is that 50 percent of the fat in coconut oil is lauric acid, which is rarely found in nature. In fact, coconut oil contains the most lauric acid of any substance on Earth. Your body converts lauric acid into monolaurin, a monoglyceride that can actually destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV and herpes, influenza, measles, gram-negative bacteria, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia.
Another of coconut oil’s antimicrobial components is capric acid, present in lesser amounts.
Coconut oil is also comprised of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs), which are smaller than the long chain fatty acids that are much more common to vegetable and seed oils. MCFAs are easily digested and readily cross cell membranes, and are sent directly to your liver, where they are immediately converted into energy rather than stored as fat. Coconut oil is easy on your digestive system and does not produce an insulin spike in your bloodstream.
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The Latest Weapon in the War on Cancer: Honey Bees
November 24, 2012 
By Dr. Mercola
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/24/honey-bees-for-cancer-treatment.aspx?e_cid=20121124_DNL_art_1
Propolis, the “caulk” honeybees use to patch holes in their hives, has been used as a natural remedy since ancient times, treating ills ranging from sore throats and burns to allergies.
New research has revealed another exciting use for this seemingly miraculous substance, this time in the fight against cancer.
Propolis Slows Tumor Growth
Propolis has a number of well-known therapeutic properties, including potent antioxidant and anti-microbial action, and healing, analgesic, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. In the hive, bees use it as a disinfectant against bacteria and viruses, helping to seal cracks and “embalm” invaders that are too large to carry out.
It’s been used for thousands of years in folk medicine, but despite its plethora of active components, research on this compound, and therefore its modern medical uses, is limited.
Researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center, intrigued by propolis’ anti-cancer potential, decided to look at one of its bioactive components, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), and its impact on human prostate cancer cells.
In cells grown in a lab, even small doses of CAPE slowed the growth of tumor cells. And when low oral doses were given to mice with prostate tumors, tumor growth slowed by 50 percent! What’s more, feeding CAPE to mice daily caused the tumors to stop growing, although they returned when the CAPE was removed from their diets.
This suggests the propolis compound works by impacting signaling networks that control cancerous cell growth, rather than by killing the cells directly. However, there are at least four studies on propolis’ apoptotic properties, indicating that technically it is capable of directly killing cancer cells, including prostate cancer, melanoma and more, as well.1
This is not the first time propolis has shown promise in treating cancer. In 2009, propolis was found to suppress the growth of neurofibromatosis-associated tumors (tumors on nerve tissue) by blocking PAK1 signaling. Researchers noted:2
“Since more than 70% of human cancers such as breast and prostate cancers require the kinase PAK1 for their growth, it is quite possible that GPE [green propolis extract] could be potentially useful for the treatment of these cancers, as is Bio 30 [a CAPE-based propolis extract].”
Propolis Has Powerful Immune-Modulating, Anti-Inflammatory Properties
What makes natural compounds so exciting, and often so powerful, is that they don’t simply exhibit one therapeutic action the way, say, most drugs work. Instead, they contain numerous bioactive components that may exert dozens of beneficial actions within your body. This appears to be the case with propolis, which has been found to play a role in over 80 conditions, including:3
Inflammation
Ulcers
Radiation damage
Herpes
Warts
Periodontitis
Ear infections
Respiratory tract infections
Flu
Cataracts
Oxidative stress
Staph infection
Writing in Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, researchers expanded on some of propolis’ potential effects:4
“Propolis, a waxy substance produced by the honeybee, has been adopted as a form of folk medicine since ancient times. It has a wide spectrum of alleged applications including potential anti-infection and anticancer effects. Many of the therapeutic effects can be attributed to its immunomodulatory functions. The composition of propolis can vary according to the geographic locations from where the bees obtained the ingredients.
Two main immunopotent chemicals have been identified as caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and artepillin C. Propolis, CAPE, and artepillin C have been shown to exert summative immunosuppressive function on T lymphocyte subsets but paradoxically activate macrophage function.
On the other hand, they also have potential antitumor properties by different postulated mechanisms such as suppressing cancer cells proliferation via its anti-inflammatory effects; decreasing the cancer stem cell populations; blocking specific oncogene signaling pathways; exerting antiangiogenic effects; and modulating the tumor microenvironment.
The good bioavailability by the oral route and good historical safety profile makes propolis an ideal adjuvant agent for future immunomodulatory or anticancer regimens.”
Protein Intake Also Crucial for Cancers
Earlier this month I interviewed Dr. Ron Rosedale for several hours. He is one of the first physicians in the U.S. that started measuring leptin levels clinically and was far ahead of the curve on this one. In our interview, he helped me understand the major importance that excessive protein intake can have on cancer growth.
The mTOR pathway is short for mammalian target of rapamycin. This pathway is ancient but relatively recently appreciated and has only been known for less than 20 years. Odds are very high your doctor was never taught this is medical school and isn’t even aware of it.  Many new cancer drugs are actually being targeted to use this pathway. Drugs using this pathway have also been given to animals to radically extend their lifespan. But you don’t have to use drugs to get this pathway to work for you.
You can biohack your body and merely restrict your protein intake and replace the decreased protein with healthy fats as this will provide virtually identical benefits as these dangerous and expensive drugs.
Eating excessive protein can be an additional synergistically powerful mechanism. Dr. Rosedale believes that when you consume protein in levels higher than one gram of protein per kilogram of LEAN body mass you can activate the mTOR pathway, which will radically increase your risk of cancers. It is very easy to consume excess protein and my guess is that most people reading this are. I know I was, and as a result of this new insight I have reduced my protein intake by about half.
To determine your lean body mass find out your percent body fat and subtract from 100. So if you are 20% body fat you would have 80% lean body mass. Just multiply that times your current weight to get lean body mass. For most people this means restricting protein intake from 35 to 75 grams. Pregnant women and those working out extensively need about 25% more protein/div though.
Of course when you reduce protein you need to replace it with other calories, so the key is to replace the lost calories with high-quality fats such as avocados, butter, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, nuts and eggs. It is also very helpful to avoid eating anything for three hours before going to bed as this allows you to have relatively low blood sugars while you are sleeping. This is another good trick to move your body to fat burning mode.
Nearly everyone is primarily in carb burning mode because of the amount of carbohydrate content that they consume. The beauty of shifting over to fat burning mode is that it virtually eliminates hunger. Intermittent fasting is one way to help achieve this, but radically cutting back on non-vegetable carbs is also very important. Coconut oil is particularly useful to use in making the transition to fat burning mode as it is primarily short and medium chain fats which break down very quickly and can be used as an energy source which is important for countering the decreased energy and other physical challenges that many encounter in the several weeks it typically takes to make the transition to fat burning mode.
Other Natural Remedies Also Show Cancer Promise
One of the reasons why conventional cancer treatment is such a dismal failure in the United States is because it relies on chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs are, by their very nature, extremely toxic and typically work against your body’s natural ability to fight cancer, e.g. destroying host immunity instead of supporting it.
One of the biggest drawbacks to chemotherapy is the fact that it destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing.
Another devastating side effect of chemotherapy is the way it actually supports the more chemo-resistant and malignant cell subpopulations within tumors (e.g. cancer stem cells), both killing the more benign cells and/or quiescent cells within the tumor that keep it slow-growing, or even harmless.
As a result, this unleashes a more aggressive, treatment-resistant type of cancer to wreak havoc on your body.
Like propolis, a handful of natural compounds have been discovered that show promise for treating cancer without such toxic effects. Some of these even exhibit an effect called “selective cytotoxicity,” which means they are able to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells and tissue unharmed, and even benefited one such compound is bromelain, an enzyme that can be extracted from pineapple stems. Research published in the journal Planta Medica found that bromelain was superior to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in an animal study.5
Researchers stated:
“This antitumoral effect [of bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263 %, relative to the untreated control.”
What makes this impact particularly impressive is that the bromelain worked without causing additional harm to the animals. The chemo drug 5-fluorauracil, on the other hand, has a relatively unsuccessful and dangerous track record despite being used for nearly 40 years. Selective cytotoxicity is indeed a property that is only found among natural compounds; no chemotherapy drug yet developed is capable of this effect. Aside from bromelain, other examples of natural compounds that have been found to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells include:
        * Vitamin C: Dr. Ronald Hunninghake carried out a 15-year research project called RECNAC (cancer spelled backwards). His groundbreaking research in cell cultures showed that vitamin C was selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells.
        * Eggplant extract: Solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides (BEC), which are a class of compounds extracted from plants of the Solanaceae family, such as eggplant, tomato, potato, Bell peppers, and tobacco, can also impact only cancerous cells leaving normal cells alone. Eggplant extract cream appears to be particularly useful in treating skin cancer. Dr. Bill E. Cham, a leading researcher in this area, explains: “The mode of action of SRGs [glycoalkaloids solasodine rhamnosy glycosides (BEC)] is unlike any current antineoplastic [anti-tumor] agent. Specific receptors for the SRGs present only on cancer cells but not normal cells are the first step of events that lead to apoptosis in cancer cells only, and this may explain why during treatment the cancer cells were being eliminated and normal cells were replacing the killed cancer cells with no scar tissue being formed.”
        * Turmeric (Curcumin Extract): Of all the natural cancer fighters out there, this spice has been the most intensely researched for exhibiting selective cytotoxicity.6 Remarkably, in a 2011 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, rats administered curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric, saw a decrease in experimentally-induced brain tumors in 9 out of 11 treated, while noting that the curcumin did not affect the viability of brain cells “suggesting that curcumin selectively targets the transformed [cancerous] cells.”7
Natural Strategies for Cancer Prevention
When it comes to cancer and other chronic diseases, effective prevention trumps progressive treatments in my eyes. I believe you can virtually eliminate your risk of ever developing cancer (and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it) by following some relatively simple risk reduction strategies-all of which help promote a healthful biological environment in which your cells can thrive and combat disease naturally.
        *       Optimize your vitamin D levels.
        *       Reduce or eliminate your processed food, fructose and grain carbohydrate intake.
        *       Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer, and improved insulin and leptin control is the natural outcome of reducing or eliminating fructose, grains, and processed foods from your diet.
        *       Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils.
        *       Get regular exercise. One of the primary ways exercise lowers your risk for cancer is by reducing elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells, which thrive on sugar-based metabolism (anaerobic glycolysis). Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks. Additionally, exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. Your immune system is your first line of defense against everything from minor illnesses like a cold right up to devastating, life-threatening diseases like cancer. The trick about exercise, though, is understanding how to use it as a precise tool. This ensures you are getting enough to achieve the benefit, not too much to cause injury, and the right variety to balance your entire physical structure and maintain strength and flexibility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. If you have limited time, high-intensity Peak Fitness exercises are your best bet but ideally you should have a good strength-training program as well.
        *       Get regular, good-quality sleep.
        *       Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.
        *       Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from EMF produced by cell phone towers, base stations, cell phones and WiFi stations. On May 31, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”
        *       Avoid frying or charbroiling your food. Boil, poach or steam your foods instead.
        *       Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
        *       Eat at least one-third of your diet in the form of raw food.

[-] Sources and References
                1 GreenMedInfo Bee Propolis
                2 Phytother Res. 2009 Mar;23(3):423-7.
                3 GreenMedInfo Bee Propolis
                4 Clin Rev Allergy Immunol. 2012 Jun 17.
                5 Planta Med. 2007 Oct;73(13):1377-83.
                6 GreenMedInfo Selective Cytotoxicity
                7 J Nutr Biochem. 2011 Jul 18.

 

 

 Chemotherapy Can Boost Cancer Growth, Study Finds
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/10/24/tumors-exploit-gut-flora.aspx?e_cid=20121028_SNL_MC_1
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A related news story again highlights the need to revise how we treat cancer and how we view cancer prevention. Chemotherapy is a staple of the cut, poison, burn paradigm that is conventional cancer treatment, despite the evidence against it. According to research published in the journal Nature Medicine, 5 chemotherapy can damage healthy cells in such a way that they begin secreting a protein (WNT16B) that not only protects cancer cells and promotes their survival, but can also cause the tumors to be resistant to further chemotherapy treatment.
In a nutshell, what we’re talking about is chemotherapy-resistant cancer… caused by the initial treatment. It’s difficult to think of a worse scenario than this. The finding was reportedly “completely unexpected,” and was only discovered because they were trying to determine why cancer cells can be easily killed in a lab setting yet remain so resilient inside your body. The results were confirmed on breast and ovarian cancer tumors. Co-author Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle told AFP:6
“The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected… WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy…”
The researchers speculate that adding an antibody to WNT16B to the chemotherapy might improve the response rate and kill off more cancer cells. Another alternative might be to use smaller, less toxic doses of chemotherapy to reduce the damage to healthy cells.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
I strongly believe the cancer rates are escalating because they are in no way shape or form addressing the underlying cause of most cancers. Instead, most of the research is directed towards expensive drugs that target late stages of the disease and greatly enrich the drug companies but simply do not prevent cancer. If ever there was an area in which an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure it is cancer. I strongly believe that if you are able to work your way up to the advanced level of my health plan, that you will virtually eliminate your risk of most cancers.
Environmental and lifestyle factors are increasingly being pinpointed as the primary culprits fueling our cancer epidemic. This includes -
Pesticide and other chemical exposures
Processed and artificial foods (plus the chemicals in the packaging)
Wireless technologies, dirty electricity,/a and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
Pharmaceutical drugs
Obesity, stress, and poor sleeping habits
Lack of sunshine exposure and use of sunscreens
This is clearly not an exhaustive list as such a list would be exceedingly long. For more specifics on consumer products implicated as contributors to cancer, please review the Cancer Prevention Coalition’s “Dirty Dozen” list.7
Medical researchers would like you to believe they’re doing everything they can to come up with a solution. Yet all we see is research into newer drug therapies. Clearly they’re not digging close enough to the root of the problem, because if they did, they’d touch on some of these lifestyle issues just mentioned. From my perspective, you ignore lifestyle factors at your own peril when it comes to cancer… Because, clearly, drug-based “advances” are not making a dent in this progressively prevalent disease.
REAL Cancer Advancements that Need to Become Mainstream Knowledge
In the last 30 years the global cancer burden has doubled, and it will likely double again between 2000 and 2020, and nearly triple by 2030 – unless people begin to take cancer prevention seriously. We CAN turn this trend around, but to do so the medical community must stop overlooking the methods that can actually have a significant impact.
Three cancer advancements in particular merit special mention. These advancements have not yet been accepted by conventional medicine, and they must be.

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Cancer-Fighting Superfoods

Some foods contain precious anti-cancer molecules. These include:-

GREEN TEA

Rich in polyphenols that reduce the growth of the new blood vessels needed for tumor growth, green tea is also a powerful antioxidant and activates mechanisms in the liver which help to eliminate cancerous toxins from the body more rapidly. In mice it has been shown to block the effects of chemical carcinogens responsible for breast, lung, oesophageal, stomach and colon cancer.


TURMERIC

The most powerful natural anti-inflammatory identified today. In the laboratory it enhances the effectiveness of chemotherapy and reduces tumor growth. To be assimilated by the body turmeric needs to be mixed with black pepper and, ideally, it should be dissolved in oil.


GARLIC, ONIONS, LEEKS, SHALLOTS and CHIVES

These all help to regulate blood sugar levels, which in turn reduces insulin secretion and thus the growth of cancer cells. They promote the death of cancer cells in colon, breast, lung and prostate cancer.


MUSHROOMS

Mushrooms stimulate the reproduction of immune cells . Shiitake, crimini, portabello and oyster mushrooms stimulate the reproduction and activity of immune cells. They are often used in Japan as a complement to chemotherapy to support the immune system.


CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

Cabbages, sprouts, broccoli and cauliflower contain powerful anti-cancer molecules. But boiling will destroy them – steam briefly or stir-fry rapidly in a little olive oil.


FRUITS AND VEGETABLES  RICH IN CAROTENOIDS

Carrots, yams, sweet potatoes, squash, tomatoes, apricots, beets and all the brightly coloured fruits and vegetables contain vitamin A and lycopene, which have the proven capacity to inhibit the growth of particularly aggressive cancers.

 

HERBS AND SPICES

Rosemary, thyme, oregano, basil and mint are rich in essential oils of the tarpene family which reduce the spread of cancer cells by blocking the enzymes they need to invade neighbouring tissues.


CITRUS FRUIT

Oranges, tangerines, lemons and grapefruit contain anti-infammatory flavonoids which are also present in the skin. So buy organic, unwaxed citrus fruit and add the zest to salad dressing or steep the skins in hot water or tea.

 

Dietary Changes

Dietary improvements are usually considered mainly as preventative measures against the development of cancer, but many nutrients also improve the survival rates of patients with existing cancer.  Existing cancers may stop growing, or grow more slowly,  if aggravating dietary and lifestyle factors are removed.  It’s never too late to make positive lifestyle changes.


Carotenoids

Multiple studies demonstrate that Vitamin A and carotenoids help in the prevention and treatment of many diverse cancers in a variety of ways.  These compounds destroy cancer cells,  prevent the development and proliferation of tumors, and reverse precancerous lesions.  The mechanisms of this anti-cancer activity  are due to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Vitamin A and carotenoids.  Also, Vitamin A and carotene boost the effectiveness of radio and chemotherapy while diminishing their side effects.

 

In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology on September 20, 2005, researchers at the University of California performed a 5 year follow-up of more than 1,550 women previously treated for breast cancer. At the end of the study, they found that women with the highest plasma carotenoid concentration had a 40% reduction in breast cancer recurrence.


Schwartz and Shklar at Harvard School of Dental Medicine studied the cytotoxic effects of different carotenoids, including beta-carotene and alpha-tocopherol (Vitamin E) on breast, oral, lung and melanoma human tumor cell cultures.  Consistent changes in cell shape and/div appearance were seen 1-5 hours after treatment with carotenoid or vitamin E, as were reductions in cell enzyme activity and a decrease in tumor cell proliferation.2


The Santamarias, Golgi Institute, University of Pavia, Italy have reported levels of cancer (skin, breast, gastric, colon) prevention from 60-100% in animals supplemented with carotenoids one months prior to tumor induction (by carcinogenic agents or transplantation).  In addition, 15 cancer patients who had surgery to remove primary tumors (lung, breast, colon, bladder, head and neck) and who took supplements of beta-carotene and retinol showed longer recurrence-free intervals than statistically expected.

 

H. Nagasawa at  Maiji University, Japan who previously reported the inhibition of breast cancer in mice by the beta-carotene-rich algae Dunaliella bardawil, now states that D. bardawil inhibits the progression of spontaneous breast tumors by boosting the host animals immune response and by the antioxidant function of beta-carotene.

 

Lycopene

Since the 1920s, researchers have studied the benefits of carotenoids for cancer prevention and treatment.  However, interest in lycopene did not really begin until the late 1980s when it was found to have twice the antioxidant activity of beta carotene. By the late 1990s, over 70 studies had found a link between diets high in tomatoes and a lower risk of cancer. 

Lycopene is an open-chain unsaturated carotenoid that imparts red color to tomatoes, guava, rosehip, watermelon and pink grapefruit.  Lycopene has been shown to prevent prostate cancer and also to stop it from becoming more advanced.  Cooked tomato products such as tomato sauce, juice and ketchup are better sources of lycopene than raw tomatoes, as cooking breaks down plant cell walls making the lycopene more available for absorption.  In the body, lycopene is deposited in the liver, lungs, prostate gland, colon and skin.  It is best known for its role in preventing prostate cancer, the second leading cause of male cancer deaths in Amerstrongdivdivica.  However, consumption of lycopene is also associated with a lower risk of cancer of the breast , cervix  ,  and digestive tract.12

 

Curative Properties Of Lycopene

Lycopene shows special promise in preventing and treating prostate cancer, .  A study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Ohio State University on prostate cancer in rats found that feeding the animals tomato powder(13 mg lycopene/kg) had the greatest protective effect against prostate cancer, and that supplements of much higher levels of isolated lycopene (161 mg lycopene/kg)  were of less benefit, though still better than the control group which received no tomatoes or lycopene.  The proportions of rats dying of prostate cancer was 62% in the tomato group, 72% in the lycopene group, and 80% in the control group. Dietary restriction also increased survival.


In another study, thirty-two patients with localized prostate adenocarcinoma consumed tomato sauce-based pasta dishes for 3 weeks (approximately 30 mg of lycopene/day) before their scheduled radical prostatectomy. Prostate tissue was obtained for biopsy before the lycopene supplementation began, and compared to tissue resected at the time of the prostatectomy.  Examination of tissue from the resected tumors showed a decrease in tumor biomarkers, increased tumor cell apoptosis (cell death) and decreased DNA damage.14


Dutch researchers found that a low-dose combination of vitamin E and lycopene extended the lifespans of mice inoculated with human prostate cancer cells and suppressed tumor growth by 73% after 42 days,  but that high doses of lycopene or vitamin E had no effect. 15  However, other scientists reviewing the research feel that lycopene by itself has been shown in other studies to be effective by itself, though it can be potentiated by vitamin E.

Dietary Sources of Plant Phytochemicals


High plasma carotenoid concentration is an indication of high intake of fruits and vegetables. Beta-carotene (carrot, spinach, kale and cantaloupe), lycopene (tomato, pink grapefruit, watermelon and apricots) and lutein (dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, collards, kale and broccoli) have synergistic actions not found in a single-ingredient supplement. In nature, beta-carotene occurs along with other bioactive substances such as vitamins C and E, which moderate its function. There are over 600 different carotenoids  found in yellow, red, and deep green vegetables and fruits, as well as numerous other phytochemicals.


Smokers (and perhaps also heavy drinkers) should be especially wary of isolated beta-carotene supplements. They may boost lung cancer rates in smokers by 18% to 28% , according to two separate studies  (the 1996  Beta Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial , and a Finnish study published in the 1994 Journal Of The American Medical Association).  This negative effect was not seen in smokers who obtained carotenoids from their diets

On average, conventional produce has only 83 percent of the nutrients of organic produce. Studies have found significantly higher levels of nutrients such as vitamin C, iron, magnesium and phosphorus, and significantly less nitrates (a toxin) in organic crops. Choose organic foods and make the mainstay of your diet fruits and vegetables, preferably brightly-colored ones which contain the most vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

It is recommended that cancer patients invest in a juicer, and consume a glass of organic vegetable juice every day.  This will insure high levels of antioxidants and vitamins, combined together as they are found in nature.  Good vegetables to juice are carrots, beets, parsley, wheatgrass and barley grass.

Seaweed

Seaweed is also high in polysaccharides, but the FDA crushed one of the superb seaweed products from Tonga because they claimed there was no “scientific evidence” for seaweed. Apparently, the people at the FDA have not heard about the Nobel Prize. Actually, the FDA has not only tried to crush polysaccarides, but also the more potent Acemannan glyconutrient sugars, which are required by the immunity system to be able to communicate.

Here is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED seaweed product, Modifilan (brown seaweed has at least 3 nutrients that kill cancer cells; furanone, fuecoiden, and algenic acid):

 

Selenium


Men and women taking selenium supplements for 10 years had 41 percent less total cancer than those taking a placebo, a new study by Cornell University and the University of Arizona shows. “Although more than a hundred of animal and dozens of epidemiological studies have linked high selenium status [in comparison to] cancer risk, this is the first double-blind, placebo-controlled cancer prevention study with humans that directly supports the thesis that a nutritional supplement of selenium, as a single agent, can reduce the risk of cancer,” said Gerald F. Combs Jr., a nutritional biochemist and Cornell professor of nutritional sciences. Prostate, esophageal, colorectal and lung cancer rates were among the most dramatic: patients in the selenium group had 71 percent, 67 percent, 62 and 46 percent reductions in cancer rates, respectively, than the placebo group.

 

Selenite in Selenium Causes the Death of Mesothelial Cells

The most water-soluble form of selenium, known as sodium selenite, contains a compound that can kill mesothelial cells in laboratory cultures.

A study done in Sweden shows that selenite kills two types of mesothelial cells – the epitheloid, which is the most common form of asbestos cancer and the sacromatoid, the least common but most deadly form.


Researchers emphasized the following observations.

        * After 24 hours of treatment, cell death in the epithelioid cells was 25%, 30% in the sacromatoid cells;

        * Death triggered by selenite alone accounted for 15% of sacromatoid cells, 8% of epithelioid cells.

        * Even a protein that masterminds cell death which increased in the mesothelial cells after the selenite treatment,is de-activated by the selenite.

        * The action of selenite seems to take multiple pathways, suggesting that a “variety of mechanisms are involved,” hence increasing its effectiveness.


While selenite seems promising, there is still a great deal of research that needs to be done before its safety and effectiveness can be confirmed.

Stabilized Aloe Vera

In laboratory studies, aloe vera gel inhibited angiogenesis – the production of new blood vessels to feed tumors. Studies in test tubes and animals suggest that active substances in aloe leaf extracts (which contain both aloe gel and aloe latex) may have immunostimulant and anti-cancer effects. Aloe improves wound healing and inhibits inflammation. This information has inspired the production of one commercial substance for people with cancer which combines aloe leaf, honey, and gin. However, studies of the use of this substance in people are lacking and, therefore, the safety and effectiveness of this product is not known. Thousands of websites and hundreds of commercial products may claim all kinds of things regarding the benefits of aloe, but common sense should prevail. One fact cannot be denied though, humanity has used aloe for health concerns of many types for thousands of years.

  

Tarragon tea rich in caffeic acid makes Chemo easier

 

Cancer Stem Cells: Methods and Protocols, published by Humana Press. Dr. Yu, a Harvard-educated and Massachusetts General Hospital-trained physician-scientist who has received numerous awards for his work in neurological studies, was the editor for the book, which takes a look at the role of stems cells in cancer initiation and propagation.

 

Tumeric The Spice that Ignites Your Body’s Astonishing Immune System

5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E and stronger than vitamin C, this ‘antioxidant breakthrough’ may help boost your immunity, maintain normal cholesterol levels, and put the brakes on aging.*

http://organicindia.mercola.com/herbal-supplements/turmeric.aspx


You may already know I place a strong emphasis on eating as much unprocessed, organically grown food as possible for optimal health.


One frequently overlooked way to enhance and optimize health with organically grown food is the use of herbs and spices – unprocessed and organic, of course.


One amazing benefit of these herbs is that they’re very low in calories, while being dense in vitamins and minerals.

In the same vein, they’re thermogenic, meaning they naturally boost your metabolism to help you burn calories.* You feel satisfied more easily, so you eat less.* Studies show that consuming certain herbs and spices before each meal can potentially reduce your caloric intake.*

Due to their nutrient-dense status, they promote your overall wellbeing with antioxidants more potent than many fruits and veggies.*

Herbs and spices promote health and wellbeing in your entire body, not just in a particular area.*  

This “whole person” approach is why I believe these spices and herbs can benefit you so greatly.

But I consider one particular spice the “granddaddy” of them all, because its benefits are so amazing and far-reaching.

Don’t Waste Your Time and Health with Synthetically Processed Herbs and Spices.Just as it’s important to select and consume wholesome, unprocessed organic foods, you should do the same with herbs and spices.

Avoid breezing down the spice aisle of your local grocery store to pick up any old herb or spice. It is important to be very selective.

If the herb or spice you’re looking for is processed or not organically grown, you risk missing out on their most potent active ingredients, which provide you with optimal benefits.  If the herb or spice isn’t cultivated, harvested, produced, and packaged using certified organic processes, you could be robbed of its healthful active ingredients.

In fact, I recommend you totally avoid herbs and spices that aren’t 100% certified organic. Why waste your time — and risk potential health consequences from artificial ingredients and questionable chemical processes?

India is the home of Ayurveda, recognized as an authoritative source of knowledge and truth in natural health promotion — with herbs and spices lying at the very heart of Ayurvedic practice. So it would make perfect sense top consider using herbs that were grown in India if you are considering Ayurvedic herbs

How this Ancient Spice Originated Thousands of Years Ago

That’s one of the reasons I traveled over 15,000 miles to India last year — to find a high quality source of these herbs. During my trip to India, I witnessed firsthand how the Ayurvedic holistic approach and organic processes work in unison.

And of the many herbs and spices I studied, the one in particular that caught my immediate attention was turmeric. It provides you with these whole-person benefits:

        * Supports your healthy joint function*

        * Promotes your radiant skin*

        * Helps improve your digestion*

And so much more…

There’s some debate about the timing of turmeric’s first use as a healthy spice.

But one thing is certain. Thousands of years ago, people in India and China used the spice. In fact, some stories suggest usage dates back 10,000 years in India when they say Lord Rama walked the earth.

And the ancient Polynesians carried turmeric with them on their incredible voyage across the Pacific Ocean to Hawaii. Today, Hawaiians still use this spice — known to them as Olena.

While in China, Marco Polo in 1280 AD recorded information on turmeric in his diary:

“There is also a vegetable which has all the properties of true saffron, as well the smell and the color, and yet it is not really saffron.”  

So, turmeric has been used as a substitute for saffron (an old world spice) in Europe for over 700 years.

One of the main healthful ingredients in turmeric is curcumin (a curcuminoid), which as I said, gives turmeric its yellow color.

Western scientists first isolated the curcumin molecule in 1815, obtained its crystalline form in 1870, and determined its overall structure in 1910.

Curcumin can potentially benefit you by:

Promoting your immune system against stress*

        * Promoting your immune system*

        * Helping you maintain your healthy digestive system*

        * Supporting your healthy bones, joints, and overall skeletal system*

        * Helping you maintain cholesterol levels that are already within the normal range*

        * Promoting your healthy blood and liver functions*

How Turmeric and Curcumin Provide Antioxidant Nutrients*

You probably know that antioxidants are important for your health.

I believe antioxidants are your body’s #1 way to neutralize free radicals and help you potentially slow down the signs of normal aging.*

Oxidation by free radicals can damage cells and organs — and thus impact your aging process* — something I’m sure you’d rather put the brakes on.

Antioxidants are also key nutrients in:

        * Supporting your memory function*

        * Promoting your heart health*

        * Boosting your immune system*

Turmeric’s antioxidants help protect your cells from free radical damage.* 

The antioxidant content within turmeric comes from active compounds called curcuminoids.

These curcuminoids deliver antioxidants that may be:

        * 5 to 8 times stronger than vitamin E — and also stronger than vitamin C

        * 3 times more powerful than grape seed or pine bark extract

        * Strong enough to scavenge the hydroxyl radical — considered by many to be the most reactive of all oxidants*

How Turmeric Enhances Your Outer Beauty*

Speaking of antioxidant nutrients and their potential to impact the aging process, some of the first aging signs you may see as you get older are changes to your skin.


Believe it or not, the organic ingredients found in turmeric can help promote your healthy skin.*

How, you ask?  Curcuminoids support important blood and liver functions, healthy joints, and your overall well-being,* which in turn helps promote radiant, supple skin.* 

Turmeric has been considered to be ‘skin food’ for thousands of years in India and other cultures.*

Turmeric helps:

        * Cleanse your skin and maintain its elasticity*

        * Provide nourishment to your skin*

        * Balance the effects of skin flora*

So, turmeric can act as your one-two punch against normal aging with its skin promotion and antioxidant capabilities — outer beauty plus inner purity.*


Your Triple-Action Cellular Booster and Adaptogen*

Another potential advantage from turmeric usage involves the smallest living things within you — your cells.

Turmeric can assist your cells in three ways, by:

         *       Helping neutralize substances that can cause cellular stress*

        *       Maintaining your cells’ integrity when threatened by occasional environmental stressors*

        *       Providing the antioxidants you need to help support your cells against excessive oxidation and free radicals*

Turmeric is also recognized as an adaptogen — helping to support your body against stress and providing immune system support.*

Hpow this Ancient Spice has Become

Embedded in India’s Ayurvedic Practice

Turmeric, like other herbs and spices, is a principle herb in Ayurveda — India’s ancient holistic health system.  Ayurveda means “knowledge of life” — with herbs lying at the very heart of Ayurvedic practice.

Turmeric has multiple  uses within Ayurveda, including blood cleansing and maintaining healthy skin.*

In Ayurvedic terminology, turmeric includes the following:

        *       Verdana sthapana — promotes your healthy nervous system and helps you with occasional discomfort*

        *       Sangrahani — supports your absorption of vitamins and minerals*

        *       Anulomana — helps you in purging out wastes and building healthy blood*

        *       Rakta stambhaka — promotes the wellness of your circulatory system*

And this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Ayurvedic turmeric uses.

What does this mean to you?

Simply, turmeric has been used in Indian culture for thousands of years for a multitude of health-promoting reasons.* An estimated 500 million Indians still use the spice today.

What’s Your Best Sources for Turmeric?

So by now, you might be wondering about potential sources of turmeric.

Well, you may already know you can find it in the spice aisle of your local grocery store. But as mentioned earlier, I don’t recommend using your local grocery store, due to the quality of their herbs and spices.

Even though there may be some good spices available there, it’s very difficult to verify their purity and potency.

Also, the turmeric powder you buy in your store is a spice. It doesn’t necessarily come from high-quality organic herbs — and is not produced using certified organic processes, causing you to risk missing its healthful benefits.

What’s more… with store-bought turmeric powder, you’ll probably just use it once in awhile to cook with — not on a daily basis to consistently take advantage of the benefits it offers.

So, what other options do you have?

I recommend searching for a high-quality, 100% organic-based turme ric sup plement.

But there are some things you should watch for when choosing a turmeric supplement.

Avoid Unnecessary Fillers, Additives, and Excipients

When I did my own research on available turmeric supplements, I found a surprising array of choices.

Besides, curcumin and curcuminoid ingredients, I found products with questionable ingredients like fillers, additives, and excipients. An excipient is a substance added to the supplement as a processing or stability aid.

One ingredient, magnesium stearate (also know as stearic acid), is a potentially toxic metal additive from pill production. 

Another ingredient I found in many turmeric supplements, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate (DCP), may even inhibit the absorption of essential minerals within your system.

There are others you may find as well, but the bottom line is… you don’t want or need these ingredients in your turmeric supplement. Some pose potential health risks — and all are unnecessary.

Make Sure Your Herbal Supplement Comes from aCertified Organic Producer Committed to Quality Processes

The key to delivering an organic-based turmeric supplement rests in the manufacturer’s commitment to quality and excellence.


In fact, I believe that without these quality processes in place, it really doesn’t matter what organic herbs are harvested. You simply won’t end up with a top-notch consistent organic formula. In turn, you won’t receive the maximum potential value of the herb.

So, it’s important to highly scrutinize and research the manufacturer’s credentials. 

In fact, you may not be able to stop with the manufacturer alone. Keep in mind, the total organic process involves planting, cultivation, selective harvesting, and then producing and packaging the final formula.

Here’s the type of certifications I recommend you look for:  

        * Hazards and Critical Control Points (HACCP) — International food safety certification that World Health Organization (WHO) standards are met

        * Safe Quality Food (SQF) — HACCP-based food safety and risk management system covering the identification of food safety, quality risks, and the validation and monitoring of control measures

        * Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) — International certification verifies all required practices necessary for an effective food safety program are followed

        * International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 — International standard for quality, safety, ecology, economy, reliability, compatibility, inter-operability, efficiency, and effectiveness

        * Orthodox Union (OU) Kosher — Certifies compliance for Kosher observers and followers

        * International organic certificationssuch as: USDA, EU, and NSOP (India)

Use This Checklist to Find Your Highest Quality Turmeric

To take advantage of all the great benefits turmeric has to offer you, I created a checklist on what you should look for in a turmeric supplement.

Whatever you do, don’t settle for second best.

Here’s my checklist to help you find the best turmeric source:

        *       Contains only 100% certified organic ingredients — Turmeric extract with at least 95% curcuminoids

        *       Comes in supplement form — Don’t rely on your typically low quality and unpredictable local grocery store spice. Additionally when you heat the spice during cooking many of the beneficial properties are lost.

        *       Avoids fillers, additives, and excipients — No need for questionable “other ingredients” in the formula

        *       Provides a vegetable capsule — Avoid gelatin-based capsules whenever possible

        *       Is produced by a certified organic manufacturer with high-quality organic and safe production practices — Don’t settle for second best here!

13 Ways this Ancient Herb Can Help You

Spice Up Your Life (and Your Health*)

Let me summarize thirteen ways this 100% certified organic-based Turmeric can spice up your whole person:

        1. Boosts your antioxidant protection against free radicals*

        2. Helps promote your healthy skin*

        3. Supports your overall eye health*

        4. Provides you immune system support*

        5. Aids your skeletal system and joint health*

        6. Encourages your healthy liver function*

        7. Helps you maintain healthy cells with support against free radicals*

        8. Balances the health of your digestive system*

        9. Aids you in support of healthy blood and your circulatory system*

        10. Helps you maintain normal cholesterol levels to support your cardiovascular system*

        11. Assists your neurological system’s healthy response to stress*

        12. Promotes a healthy female reproductive system*

        13. Helps you maintain blood sugar levels already within the normal range*

And more…

Millions of people use turmeric on a daily basis in their lives today. In India alone, up to 500 million people use it in one form or another every day.

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Milkweed Sap cures common Skin Cancers

by: S. L. Baker, features writer

http://www.naturalnews.com/031339_milkweed_sap_skin_cancer.html

(NaturalNews)    If you talk about herbs, plants and other totally natural substances having the potential to actually cure cancer, odds are you’ll be greeted with eye-rolling and disbelief — especially from the mainstream medical establishment. But research just published in the Journal of British Dermatology provides compelling evidence that the sap from a common weed known as milkweed or petty surge can literally cure certain types of cancers.

Although regarded as a nuisance weed by most gardeners, the plant (whose botanical name is Euphorbia peplus) has been valued for centuries in many folk medicine traditions as a treatment for asthma, warts and several types of cancer. Now a group of Australian scientists from a number of medical institutions in Brisbane have tested milkweed sap on humans and found that it works remarkably well on non-melanoma skin cancers. The researchers believe the plant substance is effective due to a compound it contains called ingenol mebutate which destroys cancer cells.

Non-melanoma skin cancers, which affect hundreds of thousands of people world-wide, are rarely fatal. However, they can be disfiguring without treatment — which can involve extensive and repeated surgery. These malignant lesions usually appear on the areas of the body most often exposed to the sun, including the head, neck, ears, and back of the hands.

For the new study, the researchers recruited 36 patients with a total of 48 non-melanoma lesions included basal cell carcinomas (BCC), squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) and intraepidermal carcinomas (IEC), a growth of cancerous cells confined to the outer layer of the skin. Some of these people had skin cancers that had failed to respond to conventional treatment including surgery. The rest had refused surgery or had been told surgery was not an option for them due to advanced age.

The research participants were treated once a day for three consecutive days by an oncologist who used a cotton applicator to simply cover the surface of each cancerous lesion with milkweed sap. One month later, 41 out of 48 cancers had complete disappeared.

Patients who had some of lesions remaining after four weeks were given a second course of milkweed sap treatment. And about 15 months following treatment, two thirds of all the 48 skin cancer lesions were still showing a complete cure. The final outcome was a 75 per cent total response for IEC lesions, 57 per cent for BCC and 50 per cent for SCC lesions. What’s more, when the lesions disappeared, the skin was left soft and clear.

For more information:


http://www.medscape.com/viewpublica…

http://www.naturalnews.com/skin_can…
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Cloves are the Best Antioxidant, Says New Study

http://www.naturalnews.com/028518_cloves_antioxidants.html
(NaturalNews)   New research from the Miguel Hernandez University (UMH) has found that cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the “best” natural antioxidant. The study examined five antioxidant properties, with cloves showing amazing results for each. Cloves are used primarily in cooking throughout the world but found primarily in Indian cuisine. Cloves have also been used for medicinal purposes, such as in Indian Ayurvedic medicine, Chinese medicine, and western herbalism. In dentistry, cloves are also used as a painkiller.

The study found that cloves contain high levels of phenolic compounds, which have antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-clotting properties. This was a major factor in labeling cloves the best natural antioxidant, but the study found that cloves also have other beneficial properties.

“Out of the five antioxidant properties tested, cloves had the highest capacity to give off hydrogen, reduced lipid peroxidation well, and was the best iron reducer,” says Juana Fernandez-Lopez, one of the authors of the study and a researcher at the UMH.
Lipid peroxidation is the process in which free radicals take electrons from the lipids in cell membranes. The end result of this process is cellular damage. The fact that cloves help to inhibit this destructive cycle is one that helped drive them to first place. Furthermore, the ability to reduce iron is yet another profound characteristic of cloves.

Iron deficiencies are rather simple to treat with adequate supplementation or dietary changes, but excessive iron in the body can be quite difficult to treat. Many people suffer from too much iron in the bloodstream, and many of which develop hemochromatosis. Hemochromatosis is a serious condition that is a result of untreated iron overload. Hemochromatosis can lead to arthritis, abnormal liver function, diabetes, or even heart failure.

Another goal of the study is to convince large corporations to begin adding cloves to their food products. Cloves are very inexpensive and have been a major part of the Mediterranean diet for centuries.

“The results show that use of the natural oxidants occurring in spices used in the Mediterranean diet, or their extracts, is a viable option for the food industry, as long as the organoleptic characteristics of the food product are not affected”, adds Juana.

Cloves may be what people are looking for when it comes to finding an affordable and practical spice.

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A Fluoride Free Pineal Gland Is More Important Than Ever (NaturalNews) There has been some controversy over the activity of adding synthetic fluoride to municipal water supplies and elsewhere, but not enough. The seriousness of this issue is more than what most realize. Fluoridation ranks with GMO’s and tainted, forced vaccinations among the great crimes against humanity.

Understanding the Different Fluorides

There are two types of fluoride. Calcium Fluoride, which appears naturally in underground water supplies, is relatively benign. However, too much consumed daily can lead to bone or dental problems. Calcium is used to counter fluoride poisoning when it occurs. This redeeming factor indicates that the calcium in naturally formed calcium fluoride neutralizes much of fluoride’s toxic effects.

On the other hand, the type of fluorides added to water supplies and other beverages and foods are waste products of the nuclear, aluminum, and now mostly the phosphat e (fertilizer) industries. The EPA has classified these as toxins: fluorosilicate acid, sodium silicofluoride, and sodium fluoride.

For this article, the term Sodium Fluoride will include all three types. Sodium fluoride is used for rat poison and as a pesticide. According to a scientific study done several years ago, Comparative Toxicity of Fluorine Compounds, industrial waste sodium fluorides are 85 times more toxic than naturally occurring calcium fluoride.

Health Hazards of Sodium Fluoride

Generally, most fluoride entering the body is not easily eliminated. It tends to accumulate in the body’s bones and teeth. Recently, it has been discovered to accumulate even more in the pineal gland, located in the middle of the brain.

This consequence of dental fluorosis, which seriously harms teeth, from daily fluoridation has been documented. Yet, the American Dental Association (AMA) continues beating a dead horse, promoting fluoride. There is a refusal to admit that instead of preventing tooth decay, fluoride causes even more dental harm.

The flood of sodium fluoride in water and food also creates other more serious health problems that are not widely publicized, even suppressed. Nevertheless, in addition to fluorosis, independent labs and reputable researchers have linked the following health issues with daily long term intake of sodium fluoride:

*Cancer
*Genetic DNA Damage
*Thyroid Disruption – affecting the complete endocrine system and leading to obesity
*Neurological – diminished IQ and inability to focus, lethargy and weariness.
*Alzheimer’s Disease
*Melatonin Disruption, lowers immunity to cancer, accelerates aging, sleep disorders.
*Pineal Gland, calcification, which clogs this gland located in the middle of the brain.

How Did We Get Stuck With Stuff?

According to investigative journalist Christopher Bryson, author of The Fluoride Deception, getting large quantities of sodium fluoride into the water and food system was a ploy of public relations sponsored by the industries who were saddled with getting rid of the toxic materials.

Fluoride was necessary for the processing or enriching of uranium. The pro-fluoride propaganda was started during the Manhattan Project to create the first atom bombs in the 1940′s. The spin was to convince workers and locals where the largest nuclear plant was located in Tennessee that fluoride was not only safe, it was good for kids’ dental health.

In the early 1950′s, the notorious spin master and father of advertising, Edward Bernays, continued the campaign for adding fluorides to water supplies as an experiment in engineering human consent! Then the AMA picked up on the dental issue and endorsed sodium fluoride’s addition to water supplies. The few dissenting health studies and reports were usually squashed. Those dissenting voices were dismissed as quacks regardless of their credentials.

Approximately 2/3 of the USA water supply is laced with sodium fluoride. Sodium fluoride is a common pesticide. So that residue is in some foods. Some sodas, packaged orange juices, and even bottled drinking water for babies contain fluoride additives. Buyer beware. Read your labels carefully.
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Cinnamon & Honey

These facts on honey and cinnamon are worth checking out with your natural health expert:  

It is found that a mixture of honey and cinnamon may cure most diseases.  Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world.  Scientists of today also accept honey as a “Ram Ban” (very effective) medicine for all kinds of diseases.   Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. 

Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.  Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases   that can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by western scientists: 

HEART DISEASES: 

Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, instead of jelly and jam, and eat it regularly for breakfast.   It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who have already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack.  Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heart beat.  In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as you age, the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and veins. 

ARTHRITIS: 

Arthritis patients may take daily, morning, and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly even chronic arthritis can be cured.  In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen 

University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated, practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within a month, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain. 

BLADDER INFECTIONS: 

Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it.  It destroys the germs in the bladder. 

  

TOOTHACHE: 

Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth.  This may be applied three times a day until the tooth stops aching. 

CHOLESTEROL: 

Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient were found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours.  As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured.  According to information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol. (By the way. if you’re taking cholesterol medicine STOP! They all contain STATIN which weaken your muscles…including YOUR HEARTand none has been shown to stop heart attacks or strokes!!!!    

COLDS: 

Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and clear the sinuses. 

UPSET STOMACH: 

Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root. 

GAS: 

According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas. 

IMMUNE SYSTEM: 

Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts.  Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases. 

  

INDIGESTION: 

Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals. 

INFLUENZA: 

A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural Ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu. 

LONGEVITY: 

Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age.  Take four spoons of honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of water and boil to make like tea.  Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day.  It keeps the skin fresh and soft /strongand arprests old age.  Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old. 

PIMPLES: 

Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. 

Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water.  If done daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root. 

SKIN INFECTIONS: 

Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections. 

WEIGHT LOSS: 

Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water.  If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person.  Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet. 

CANCER: 

Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully.  Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day. 

FATIGUE: 

Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.  Dr. Milton, who has done  research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water  and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing and in  the afternoon at about 3:00 p.m. when the vitality of the body starts  to decrease, increases the vitality of the body within a week. 

BAD BREATH: 

People of South America, first thing in the morning, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the day. 

HEARING LOSS: 

Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restore hearing. Remember when we were kids?   We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it! 

 

 

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