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……
Pushing The Bird Flu Pandemic
Sunday, April 14, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
Editor of NaturalNews.com
(NaturalNews) A bird flu pandemic has been sparked in China, where 60 people have so far been infected and 13 have died from various new strains of bird flu (including H7N9). Across China and Taiwan, people are in a panic over the spread of bird flu, and the media there is reporting widespread concern that this may be the beginning of the next global pandemic.
A Chinese Air Force General has publicly announced the bird flu is a “bio bomb” weapon launched by the USA, but you won’t find that reported in the mainstream media. In fact, the fake media is hardly reporting on this bird flu outbreak at all - and that’s because there is no vaccine to hype yet.
Once a bird flu vaccine is available that claims to target the new strains, all the scare tactics will be unleashed by the CDC, CNN, MSNBC and other usual suspects.
New bird flu strains “evolving to adapt to human cells”
So far, those infected with these bird flu strains have all had contact with birds (poultry). The virus hasn’t yet achieved a mutation that would allow it to be transmitted via human-to-human transmission.
But scientists believe that day is not far off. A study led by Masato Tashiro of the Influenza Virus Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, and Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Tokyo concludes the new bird flu strain is “evolving to adapt to human cells, raising concern about its potential to spark a new global flu pandemic.”
As Science Daily reports:
“The human isolates, but not the avian and environmental ones, have a protein mutation that allows for efficient growth in human cells and that also allows them to grow at a temperature that corresponds to the upper respiratory tract of humans, which is lower than you find in birds.”
FDA criminalizes medicinal bird flu defenses
Meanwhile, the FDA may do things that result in the maximization the death toll if such a pandemic is unleashed. This is a form of “vaccine terror” that attempts to achieve casualties in order to scare everybody into buying into the vaccine hoax.
The FDA’s strategy for this began in 2004 with the banning of Ma Huang (ephedra), a powerful Chinese Medicine herb that’s part of a little-known bird flu defense formula called, “Minor Blue Green Dragon.”
On November 23, 2004, the FDA unleashed an assault on all dietary supplements containing Ma Huang (ephedra), calling it “dangerous at any dose.” This was a complete hoax, of course, given that the FDA routinely allows super deadly pharmaceuticals to remain on the market (Vioxx) even when they kill 50,000 or more Americans. Ma Huang has been used in Chinese Medicine for literally thousands of years with no reports of toxicity.
Because of this banning of Ma Huang by the FDA, ephedra is no longer available in any Chinese Medicine formulas sold throughout the United States. While alternatives have been attempted, none have proven nearly as effective because the primary purpose of Ma Huang in these formulations is to open the pores and allow sweating to occur as part of the body’s process for eliminating the bird flu virus.
There are, however, ways to legally acquire Ma Huang through back channels (see below)…
Natural News publishes secret Chinese formula for “Minor Blue Green Dragon”
Here’s the formula for making Minor Blue Green Dragon, a formula with over 2,000 years of epidemiological evidence behind its efficacy and safety. It is this formula that helped save large regions of China from ancient pandemics that threatened the nation.
This formula is offered as-is, without warranty, under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution, and with the understanding that you will seek the help of a qualified Chinese Medicine practitioner before attempting to acquire, manufacture or consume this remedy. Both English and Chinese names are provided:
Ephedra Stem (Ma Huang) 9g
Cinnamon twig (Gui Zhi) 9g
White peony root (Bai Shao) 9g
Honey Prepared Licorice (Zhi Gan Cao) 9g
Dried Ginger (Gan Jiang) 3-6g
Asarum (Xi Xin) 3g
Pinellia rhizome (Ban Xia) 9g
Schisandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi) 9g
This formula is contraindicated if the patient is already sweating. It is typically used for a patient suffering from high fever, coughing and loss of appetite.
How to acquire Ma Huang despite FDA prohibition attempts
Each of these herbs can still be purchased in bulk by visiting bulk herbal sellers located in your nearest China Town. Be sure to tell them you are purchasing these herbs as a “food” for making “tea.” Do not state you are using them as medicine, or they may not sell them to you.
In addition, you can also purchase Ma Huang and other herbs directly from herbal suppliers in Taiwan. I’m not recommending a list of suppliers because we haven’t yet had the time to sort through them all, but the “Sun-Ten” brand is quite reputable and offers exceptional quality control. (They do not sell direct to consumers. You will need to find a distributor…)
Remember: You may be able to find so-called “Minor Blue Green Dragon” formulas for sale in the USA, but they will lack Ma Huang, the key ingredient. Check the labels to see for yourself. If you want a truly effective combination formula, you’ll have to make it yourself thanks to the FDA’s attempts to make sure people have no defenses against bird flu (other than vaccines).
For the record, Ma Huang (ephedra) is only dangerous if taken by stupid people who eat it by the bottle, in isolation, in a desperate attempt to lose weight. Nowhere in Chinese Medicine is Ma Huang ever given in isolation. The FDA does not understand the idea of “synergy” in herbal medicines and so completely misunderstands Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and how its chemical constituents work in concert to nullify any risk of toxicity.
Lyme: A Four Letter Word
ABC, Sunday 12 May 2013 8:05AM
Australian GPs reveal why they are risking their reputations by diagnosing patients with Lyme disease-from bacteria that are not even supposed to be in Australia. The treatment, high-dose antibiotics, is alarming health authorities and the nation’s chief medical officer has formed an advisory committee to look into this controversial disease. Di Martin investigates.
Australian GPs are risking reputations by diagnosing Lyme disease
A growing number of Australian GPs are risking their professional reputations by diagnosing patients with Lyme disease.
Health authorities say there’s no evidence that Australian ticks carry the Lyme bacteria, and are worried that doctors are being misled by unproven claims about this controversial disease.
Yet GPs say they are seeing patients with Lyme symptoms.
A recent conference organised by a Lyme advocacy group attracted more health professionals than even organisers expected. Thirty-three GPs attended from around Australia, joined by physios, nurses and naturopaths.
A Melbourne GP, Geoffrey Kemp, says he has 55 patients with Lyme disease, or what he calls a Lyme-like disease. Dr Julian Northover from Sydney’s northern beaches said he’d seen five patients with Lyme symptoms in the last 12 months. And from Woombye on the Sunshine Coast, Dr Sandeep Gupta said he has patients with severe ongoing syndromes that don’t fit with any other disease.
There are 18 different species of the Borrelia bacteria that cause Lyme disease. The bacteria have been found on all continents bar Australia and the Antarctic.
It was named after the US town of Lyme, Connecticut, where a country GP questioned an unusual cluster of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. It was later proved to be caused by a bacterial infection.
Advocacy groups say Australia may also have its own unique Borrelia species, or overseas Lyme bacteria may have been brought here by migratory birds. There are also claims that the Lyme bacteria could be the cause of chronic conditions like multiple sclerosis or even Alzheimer’s.
But the medical establishment says there is simply no evidence to back up these claims.
Infectious diseases specialists warn that the medical evidence around Lyme disease is being undermined, that shoddy research and unproven claims are enveloping Lyme ‘in a parallel universe of pseudoscience’.
In response, Lyme groups say there is good clinical evidence to challenge the mainstream view, and Lyme disease is a far greater health threat than is acknowledged.
If caught early, Lyme can be treated with a short course of antibiotics. But if missed, sufferers say it can have devastating impacts.
(This being the case why all the fuss about treating the symptoms with antibiotics? Are we talking medical egos here??…BE)
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.
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.
February 26, 2013
(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
US Doctors and the AAP Fight UN Ban of Thimerosal Preservative in Vaccines
Posted by Dr Sircus on December 19, 2012
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.
“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.
“Heavy metal exposure during early development is associated with impaired neurological and cognitive function.” – Dr. M. Waly
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,,, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the CDC, and a long string of other medical organizations 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. 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.
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.” 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 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.
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.
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. It is in the same genus as the chirimoya and the same family as the pawpaw.
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. 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.
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)
* Gluconeogenesis Inhibitor (Anti-Diabetic)
* Hepatoprotective (Liver Protecting)
* 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 difference, 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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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
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.
Internet Addiction is the New Mental Health Disorder
November 24, 2012
By Dr. Mercola
The next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM) – often referred to as the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) diagnostic “bible” – is due out in May 2013. In this latest edition, DSM-5, “Internet use disorder” will be recommended as an area that needs further study.
While you won’t be able to be diagnosed with Internet use disorder just yet, recommending it for further study puts it squarely on the psychiatric radar, which means it’s likely to be bumped up to an actual mental health disorder very soon.
What is Internet Use Disorder?
As defined by the APA, Internet use disorder includes many characteristics of any addiction, such as experiencing withdrawal symptoms when the object of addiction is taken away, an inability to control its use, developing a tolerance to it, deceiving family members about its use, and losing interests in other hobbies. In this case, of course, the object of abuse is the Internet.
According to the APA, you might have a problem if you display these symptoms:1
Preoccupation with Internet gaming
Withdrawal symptoms when Internet is taken away
Tolerance: the need to spend increasing amounts of time engaged in Internet gaming
Unsuccessful attempts to control Internet gaming use
Continued excessive Internet use despite knowledge of negative psychosocial problems
Loss of interests, previous hobbies, entertainment as a result of, and with the exception of Internet gaming use
Use of the Internet gaming to escape or relieve a dysphoric mood
Has deceived family members, therapists, or others regarding the amount of Internet gaming
Has jeopardized or lost a significant relationship, job, or educational or career opportunity because of Internet gaming use
Certainly, some may have a legitimate problem with spending too much time online, in the same way that people become addicted to gambling, television, pornography… the list is endless. It’s quite possible to become addicted to virtually anything if it is used to the point where it interferes with other aspects of your life and puts your health, financial stability or relationships at risk…
But by making Internet addiction a certifiable mental illness, it then becomes treatable by drugs and billable through insurance companies – and morphs into a “disorder” that is likely something that will stigmatize your health records for the rest of your life. Not to mention, over-treatment is a very real risk… as has occurred with depression, ADHD, insomnia, and countless other conditions, many people with only “mild” cases may be diagnosed, and given drugs, when they are not at all necessary.
It is often the case that the newest mental health disorders are also those that happen to create the largest new drug markets. Millions of Americans, including me, use the Internet on a daily basis, many for hours on end, so the potential treatment market for ”Internet use disorder” is huge.
Grief: Another “Disorder” Being Added to DSM-5
Grief is a highly individual experience, but for most people it takes two to six months to “run its course” – and sometimes much longer, all of which is normal and to be expected in the face of a significant loss. But according to DSM-5, you may actually have an “Adjustment Disorder” related to bereavement if:2
“Following the death of a close family member or close friend, the individual experiences on more days than not intense yearning or longing for the deceased, intense sorrow and emotional pain, or preoccupation with the deceased or the circumstances of the death for at least 12 months (or 6 months for children). The person may also display difficulty accepting the death, intense anger over the loss, a diminished sense of self, a feeling that life is empty, or difficulty planning for the future or engaging in activities or relationships.”
These all sound like normal reactions following the death of a loved one, but the DSM-5 also proposes further study for Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder, with the purpose being to “develop the best empirically-based set of symptoms to characterize individuals with bereavement-related disorders.”
Close to 2.5 million Americans die each year, and the number of those experiencing grief as a result is far higher. This is the market the pharmaceutical industry stands to gain, thanks to the APA’s trigger-happy attitude when it comes to labeling normal human emotions as psychiatric “disorders.”
Who Really Needs Their Heads Examined?
The APA works in tandem with the drug industry, “creating” more and more “psychiatric diseases,” which are appearing in the literature all the time:
* Do you shop too much? You might have Compulsive Shopping Disorder.
* Do you have a difficult time with multiplication? You could be suffering from Dyscalculia.
* Spending too much time at the gym? You’d better see someone for your Bigorexia or Muscle Dysmorphia.
* And my favorite – are your terrified by the number 13? You could have Triskaidekaphobia!
Each of these new “diseases” gets added to the next edition of the DSM if enough people show up with those traits. And increasingly, the criteria for inclusion involves whether or not the disorder responds to a category of drugs. If it does, the phenomenon is dubbed a disease.
Of the 297 mental disorders described in the DSM, none can be objectively measured by empirical test.3 In other words, they’re completely subjective! Mental illness symptoms within this manual are arbitrarily assigned by a subjective voting system by a psychiatric panel. So, they’re essentially making up diseases to fit the drugs – not the other way around.
According to marketing professional Vince Parry in a commentary called “The Art of Branding a Condition”:4
“‘Watching the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) balloon in size over the decades to its current phonebook dimensions would have us believe that the world is a more unstable place today than ever.’ …Not surprisingly, many of these newly coined conditions were brought to light through direct funding by pharmaceutical companies, in research, in publicity or both.”
A former chief of the American Psychiatric Association even admitted that some of the “mistakes” the APA made in its diagnostic manual have had “terrible consequences,” which have mislabeled millions of children and adults, and facilitated epidemics of mental illness that don’t exist.5
It’s almost impossible to see a psychiatrist today without being diagnosed with a mental disorder because so many behavior variations are described as pathology. And you have very high chance – approaching 100% – of emerging from your psychiatrist’s office with a prescription in hand. Writing a prescription is, of course, much faster than engaging in behavioral or lifestyle strategies, but it’s also a far more lucrative approach for the conventional model. Additionally, most practitioners have yet to accept the far more effective energetic psychological approaches, like the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
Do You Suspect You’re Spending Too Much Time Online?
Getting back to the topic of Internet addiction, it’s quite possible to overdo your time spent online. But psychotropic drugs are not likely to give you the solution you’re after. For starters, they have no known measurable biological imbalances to correct – unlike other drugs that can measurably alter levels of blood sugar, cholesterol and so on.
How can you medicate something that is not physically there? The answer is, of course, you can’t – and doing so is a dangerous game. In other words, drugs are probably not the answer to solving your Internet addiction.
What, then, is?
First of all, I want to point out that it absolutely is detrimental to your physical and emotional health to spend too much time in front of a computer. For one thing, it’s way too much sitting. “Screen time” – more than two hours a day in particular – is associated with increased physical, emotional and behavioral difficulties, regardless of the time spent exercising. Research has shown:
* A study of more than 17,000 Canadians found that the mortality risk from all causes was 1.54 times higher among people who spent most of their day sitting compared to those who sat infrequently.6
* Sitting time is a predictor of weight gain, even after accounting for calories consumed and leisure time physical activity, such as exercise time.7
* The risk of metabolic syndrome rises in a dose-dependent manner depending on your “screen time” (the amount of time you spend watching TV or using a computer). Physical activity had only a minimal impact on the relationship between screen time and metabolic syndrome.8
* Children who spent more than two hours a day watching TV or using a computer were 61 and 59 percent more likely to experience high levels of psychological difficulties, respectively.9
If online gaming or gambling is involved, the problem could seriously escalate, as well as if you’re neglecting your other responsibilities in order to participate in online gaming or other online activities.
If you suspect you have a problem, I suggest giving EFT a try. EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over 5,000 years, but without the invasiveness of needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem – whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. – and voice positive affirmations.
This combination of tapping the energy meridians and voicing positive affirmation works to clear the “short-circuit” – the emotional block – from your body’s bioenergy system, thus restoring your mind and body’s balance, which is essential for optimal health and the healing of physical and emotional disease.
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* Forbes October 2, 2012
1 American Psychiatric Association DSM-5, Internet Use Disorder
2 American Psychiatric Association DSM-5, Adjustment Disorders
3 Food Matters, The Marketing of Madness
4 Medical Marketing and Media, May 2003; 38, 5, The Art of Branding a Condition (PDF)
5 Alliance for Human Research Protection March 15, 2011
6 Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2009 May;41(5):998-1005.
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8 J Public Health(2008) 30 (2): 153-160.
9 Pediatrics October 11, 2010 [Epub ahead of print]
The Latest Weapon in the War on Cancer: Honey Bees
November 24, 2012
By Dr. Mercola
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
Respiratory tract infections
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 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
“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.
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Chemotherapy Can Boost Cancer Growth, Study Finds
October 24 2012 |
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, and medical diagnostic radiation exposure
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.
Some foods contain precious anti-cancer molecules. These include:-
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 America. 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 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):
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.*
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 to 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.*
* 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.*
How 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 turmeric supplement.
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*
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.
Milkweed Sap cures common Skin Cancers
by: S. L. Baker, features writer
(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.
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Coconut Oil is More Efficacious for Alzheimer’s than All Big Pharma has to Offer
Friday, November 12, 2010 by: Paul Fassa, citizen journalist
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/030373_coconut_oil_Alzheimers_disease.html#ixzz16hysiM4F
A doctor’s husband made a remarkable reversal of his serious Alzheime’s problem by ingesting coconut oil daily. Dr. Mary Newport had her husband Steve get off the pharmaceutical Alzheime’s drugs as his condition just kept worsening with them, along with added negative side effects.
Alzheimer’s disease affects over 5 million in the USA, and ranks seventh in deaths from diseases. Steve’s condition has improved greatly since coconut oil was included in his diet.
How Dr. Newport Found the Coconut Oil Solution
Mary had helped her husband Steve volunteer for a promising Alzheimer drug trial, but not in time to be accepted. She researched the new drug and discovered it was a pharmaceutical version of MCT oil, (Medium Chain Triglycerides). Then she realized that both coconut and palm kernel oils naturally contained MCTs.
MCTs are easier to quickly digest than other types of fats. They require less bile and enzyme action for intestinal absorption, and they are metabolized quickly in the liver. Therefore, MCTs expend energy more rapidly and strongly with less fats storing in the blood and tissues.
Metabolizing MCTs creates ketones. Recent research, which led to Big Pharma`s attempt to duplicate naturally occurring MCTs, has shown that ketones help protect against Alzheimer’s, even reverse it. Compared to Big Pharma`s synthetic version of MCT Oil, naturally sourced ketones remain in one’s body over twice as long, eight hours compared to three.
So Mary Newport’s investigation led her to a less expensive solution for her husband without the often predictable side effects of a pharmaceutical. Her sharing of the informationbenefits all of us. And lately more and more nutritional value has been attributed to coconut oil. But this is all relatively new knowledge.
This is Now; That Was Then
Since a few decades ago, coconut oil was demonised by the food processing industry`s quest to lower their cost, boost profit margins, and create longer shelf life by using hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Butter and palm oil were also included in the food industry’s fear campaigns to get consumer consent for using the more unhealthy Trans fatty acid oils, including margarine.
Until then, coconut and palm oils were used in all sorts of packaged foods and baked products. Butter was considered okay. That gradually changed until dangerous margarine and partially and fully hydrogenated cooking oils moved onto grocery shelves, packaged foods, and baked products - replacing the falsely demonised coconut and palm oils.
Recent research has debunked the emphasis of cholesterol dangers as exaggerated or even false. Even if saturated fats, such as coconut oil are high in “bad” cholesterol, Trans fats or hydrogenated oils have been proven to be worse for human health, even toxic.
Now real science and human experience are proving the health benefits of coconut oil. Almost all health food stores have it. Large quantities can be ordered on line. The ideal coconut oil is organic virgin. But not so ideal has some virtues remaining as well.
Coconut oil is considered a saturated fat because it is solid, though it begins melting above 75 degrees Fahrenheit, or 24 degrees Celsius. In addition to ingesting it, say with dark chocolate to make it yummy, coconut oil is one of the best oils for cooking because of its very high smoke temperature; this makes it less likely to turn toxic from excess heat than olive and other pure vegetable oils.
Yes, saturated fats were falsely demonised and those lies were almost totally accepted by consumers and health professionals until recent years. But that was then, and this is now.
Friday, November 12, 2010 by: Paul Fassa
About the author
Paul Fassa has managed to survive the Standard American Diet (SAD) and his youthful folly by deprogramming gradually from mainstream health ideology and studying holistic health matters informally with his wife while incorporating them into his lifestyle as a vegetarian. He also practices Chi-Lel Chi Gong, and he is trained as a polarity therapy practitioner. He is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a better direction for health. You can visit his blog at http://healthmaven.blogspot.com
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Cloves are the Best Antioxidant, Says New Study
(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.
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 phosphate (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:
*Genetic DNA Damage
*Thyroid Disruption – affecting the complete endocrine system and leading to obesity
*Neurological – diminished IQ and inability to focus, lethargy and weariness.
*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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
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.
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.
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.
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.
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.
A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural Ingredient which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
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 and arrests old age. Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.
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.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!