Thursday, December 4, 2014
How to Reverse Cavities Naturally and Heal Tooth Decay
But according to a study published in the British Medical Journal cavities and tooth decay could potentially be healed or reversed with diet.
A study was performed on 62 children with cavities and they were divided into three different diet groups. Group 1 ate a standard diet plus oatmeal (rich in phytic acid). Group 2 consumed their normal diet and supplemented with vitamin D. Group 3 ate a grain-free diet and took vitamin D.
The results found that group 1 who had a diet high in grains and phytic acid had an increase in cavities. Group 2 had improvements in cavities and less form. Group 3 who followed a grain-free diet rich in vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D saw the greatest improvements in which nearly all cavities healed.
This study along with the backing of many doctors and dentists is proving we have been misinformed about what causes cavities and if they can truly be reversed.
Dentist Ramiel Nagel who authored the book Cure Tooth Decay has helped many of his patients “reverse” their tooth decay and would rather not put in fillings. He believes that you can prevent and heal cavities with nutrition.
In this article I am going to go over the causes of tooth decay and how it may be prevented and in many cases even reversed.
The Cause of Tooth DecayTo understand the link between diet and tooth decay we must start with one of the most well-respected dentists who ever lived Weston A. Price.
West A. Price lived in the early 1900’s and was the chairman of the National Dental Association (1914-1923), and a pioneer for the ADA.
Weston Price traveled the world searching to discover what causes tooth decay. Dr. Price found a common link between eating modern foods and cavities. He witness that many indigenous isolated tribes had perfect teeth and little tooth decay. But once they were exposed to a western diet they experienced tooth decay, bone loss and chronic illness.
According to the American Dental Association this is the cause of tooth decay:
“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”
But the truth is the ADA is only hitting on 1 of the 4 things that could contribute to tooth decay.
According to the insights of Dr. Edward Mellanby, Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Ramiel Nagel there are 4 main things that contribute to tooth decay:
- Lack of minerals in the diet (calcium, magnesium and phosphorus)
- Lack of fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K) (especially D)
- Too much consumption of Phytic Acid rich foods
- Too much consumption of processed sugar
How to Reverse Cavities NaturallyDon’t be fooled, there in addition to brushing and flossing daily, there are several ways you can reverse cavities and maximizes your oral health without resorting to taking in fluoride. Here are just a few for you to consider:
Removing Sugar – Probably the worst culprit of them all for anyone who desires healthy, cavity-free teeth, sugar should be avoided like the plague. Not only does sugar feed oral bacteria that prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids, it is highly acidic and can literally decalcify or demineralize the structural content of teeth that create dental decay.
This means staying away from soda, candy, and baked goods with sugar. Additionally, use raw honey and maple syrup and drink juices sparingly as too much sugar can contribute to cavity formation. Be careful of artificial sweeteners because of their health risks as well. Bottom line: Make stevia your new best friend along with raw honey in moderation!
Removing Phytic Acid – Phytic acid (phytate) is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans which can serious health problems in our diets. The main reason phytic acid has become an issue today is because we have stopped ancient food preparation techniques such as sprouting or sourdough fermentation which kills off the phytic acid.
According to research published in the The Lancet a diet high in phytic acid will create mineral deficiencies and cause osteoporosis.
80% of phosphorus in grains and beans is bound to phytic acid so it is completely un-absorbable. In addition to blocking phosphorus availability in humans, these molecules bind minerals necessary for oral health such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc; thus, causing them to be unavailable for proper utilization. Consuming foods high in phytic acid decreases magnesium absorption by 60% and zinc by 20%.
Phytic acid not only doesn’t allow you to absorb in minerals in your food, it also leaches minerals out of your body, bones and teeth!
Subsequently, the powerful anti-nutritional effects of phytic acid have been known to cause digestive disorders, lack of appetite, nutrient deficiencies, and tooth decay. A good rule of thumb is to limit your grain consumption and stay completely clear from unfermented soy products. Because phytic acid is much higher in foods grown using modern high-phosphate fertilizers than those grown in natural compost, try to only eat foods that are organic and GMO-free. If you are aiming to improve your health and reverse cavities, foods high in phytic acid like grains, beans, nuts and soy should be avoided. However, if you soak grains or nuts and then sprout them or do sourdough fermentation you can reduce phytic acid by around 50 – 100%.
Raw Dairy and Nutrient Rich Foods – Raw dairy is filled with the vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy dental fluid flow and help maintain strong teeth. Loaded with calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium, phosphorus, and fat-soluble vitamins it is a good idea to consume raw dairy products at least weekly. I recommend goat’s milk kefir, raw cheeses and organic grass-fed butter are great options.
Remember, if you’re going to beat tooth decay, you need to increase your fat soluble vitamin intake and mineral intake. If I were creating an ideal diet to follow, it would look like this:
- Rich in animal foods like bone broth, meat, fish and eggs.
- Raw and cooked vegetables especially green leafy vegetables.
- Raw dairy like kefir, cheese and grass-fed butter
- Fruit one piece daily early in day
- High vitamin D – get plenty of sunshine and days not in sun supplement with 5,000IU daily of D3.
- Foods high in healthy fat like coconut oil, avocado, olives and fish or fermented cod liver oil.
- Fermented grains only and in moderation such as true sourdough bread (or even better no grains at all). You can buy raw flours and breads here: bluemountainorganics.com and wisechoicemarket.com
- Nuts, seeds and beans only that have been sprouted. You can find sprouted nuts and seeds at: bluemountainorganics.com.
- Finally, NO processed food, packaged food or fast food.
- 4 tbsp. Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp. Baking Soda (aluminum free)
- 1 tbsp. xylitol or 1/8 tsp. stevia
- 20 drops peppermint or clove essential oil
- 20 drops trace minerals or (calcium/magnesium powder)
- The best time to oil pull (like most other detoxification procedures) is first thing in the morning right after you get out of bed.
- Don’t let the 20 minutes time frame deter you. You won’t even notice 20 minutes have gone by if you do this during your normal morning routine (i.e. while you shower, put your clothes on and prep for the day).
- Immediately afterwards, rinse your mouth out with warm water. Use salt water for added antimicrobial properties.
- Don’t be shocked if the oil/saliva mixture you spit out is milky white or yellow.
- Finally, brush your teeth as normal.
In a nutshell, these are the best ways to naturally reverse cavities. Take charge of your oral wellness today and show off your new, healthy smile with pride!
About 70 percent of public water supplies are fluoridated in the United States which means approximately 221.2 million people currently drink artificially fluoridated water against their will. TheU.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) classifies fluoride as a drug used to prevent or mitigate disease, specifically to prevent tooth decay, a disease that is not waterborne. Essentially, fluoridated water is a medical treatment being administered to everyone in uncontrolled doses without their informed consent. Below are five reasons why you should be wary of fluoride, and not just in your tap water.
Fluoridation is not necessary, and only eight countries in the whole world fluoridate more than 50 percent of their water. The countries that do fluoridate their water, the United States, Australia, Colombia, Ireland, Israel, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore, still have teeth problems. Countries, like England, who don’t fluoridate more than half of their water, have teeth that are just as good, if not better, than countries who do fluoridate their water, or so the World Health Organization says. It would be much better to eat a whole, unprocessed clean diet free of sugars and processed foods that promote tooth decay.
2. It May Not Help Your Teeth
Fluoride may not help with tooth decay. The National Institute of Dental Research conducted the largest survey ever the United States with over 39,000 children from 84 communities to show that there were little difference (less than one tooth surface and less than one percent) in tooth decay among children in fluoridated and non-fluoridated communities. You can buy natural toothpaste products, and if you need help choosing one, see Our Guide to The Best Natural Toothpastes.
3. We’re Overexposed
Children are being over-exposed to fluoride. Fluoridation of water has failed to achieve it’s main objective which was to lower the rate of tooth to reduce the occurrence of dental fluorosis, the discoloration of tooth enamel caused by too much fluoride, to 10 percent in children, but 41 percent of adolescents in the United States still have dental fluorosis.
4. It Might Hurt Your Thyroid
Fluoride may affect thyroid function. The U.S. National Research Council has stated that there are “several lines of information” that “indicate an effect of fluoride exposure on thyroid function.” In fact, European doctors used to prescribe fluoride to patients suffering from hyperthyroidism in the 20th century. These patients hyperthyroidism was effectively and efficiently reduced with just 2.3 to 4.5 mg per day of fluoride. Be sure you know what your thyroid needs in regards to certain nutrients, and eat a well-balanced plant-based diet that supports your thyroid.
5. Not the Ultimate Solution for Oral Health
Tooth decay is high in low-income communities that have been fluoridated for years. Water fluoridation is not the solution to the oral health crises that rampages through poverty stricken communities with inadequate nutrition and lack of access to dental care. Boston, Cincinnati, New York City, and Pittsburgh and other populous cities in America with large low-income communities still, despite water fluoridation, still are in an oral health crises, especially in children. “Baby bottle tooth decay,” is a serious problem poor children face, and fluoridation is ineffective in preventing oral health problems.
There are numerous other reasons why fluoride is controversial and worth researching on your own. In the meantime, look at see if there are any non-fluoridated water sources nearby you, and choose fluoride free products, like natural toothpaste and mouthwash whenever possible. You can should also consider getting a good water pitcher or filtration system in your home to prevent taking in tap water that includes fluoride and a host of other chemicals that are not beneficial to your health
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Sleep better and conquer insomnia with these 10 home remedies from your favorite foods
Sleep better with tasty foods and home remedies1. Toast and warm milk (organic or raw milk, please) help relieve stress and promote better sleep. Studies have shown that drinking warm milk releases melatonin — the sleep hormone — as well as endorphins to relax you and encourage sleep. A small amount of complex carbohydrates such as whole grain toast or cereal will fill your stomach, relieving hunger pains at bedtime, and cure insomnia. Whole grains release tryptophan, a precursor to seratonin production — the calming brain chemical. This is also a great snack to eat during the night if you awaken and can’t get back to sleep.
2. Two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar mixed with 10 to 12 ounces of water relieves burning from acid reflux that may prevent sleep. Additionally, arthritis and fibromyalgia pain may lessen or disappear after alkalizing with this drink.
3. Mix half a teaspoon of baking soda with eight ounces of water and drink before bedtime as a sleep aid and soothe gout pain.
4. Raw honey, high in potassium and other nutrients, helps to alkalize the body and nourish the brain, causing relaxation and sleep. It relieves acid reflux and will help you get back to sleep if you awaken early. Drizzle some on whole grain toast with a glass of warm milk for the perfect bedtime snack to sleep better.
5. Eat apple slices dipped in raw honey to relieve heartburn, fill your stomach, and relax before sleep.
6. Relieve arthritis, fibromyalgia and headache pain that may interfere with sleep by drinking a mixture of cream of tartar and water before bed. Add half a teaspoon of cream of tartar to eight ounces of water, stir and drink. The body naturally becomes more acidic at night, and this drink helps alkalize and reduce pain. Additionally, if you’re anxious, nervous or having difficulties breathing, a glass of this mixture should calm you down and allow better sleep.
7. If fibromyalgia or other muscularskeletal pains cause insomnia, eat several slices of pineapple before bed to sleep better. Pineapple contains the digestive enzyme bromelain that relieves stiffness and muscle aches, and reduces inflammation.
8. Calcium and magnesium promote sleep. Eat a snack before bed that’s high in calcium and magnesium, such as whole grain crackers with raw milk cheese, warm milk, yogurt, kefir, almonds, sesame seeds, Brazil nuts, or cashews, and black strap molasses. Sleep better after a green smoothie including kale, collards or dandelion greens with yogurt and honey for a cooling bedtime snack during summer.
9. Herbal teas such as those made with chamomile or Valerian root can help relieve insomnia and promote better sleep; however, too much of either of these herbs can actually do just the opposite and cause agitation, anxiety, irritability and insomnia.
10. Wild lettuce helps relieve headaches, anxiety and joint pain that may interfere with a good night’s sleep. It has a calming effect that relieves restlessness and anxiety and may even help soothe restless leg syndrome.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Clearing out negativity from within is very important to good health. If you are a person who struggles with negative thinking you don't want to just have to deal with it. You need to eliminate it! These series of tapping techniques will blow out all of that negative thinking so that you can began to think clearly and focus on what's most important. YOU HEALTH! Watch and learn. I will be taking notes as well.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Anti-Aging Benefits of Deer Antler Spray
All Natural Anti-Aging Supplement
In today’s society where one age means another and where careers don’t have to end or dreams die, there seems to be more to life than most have ever imagined. What fun it is to be able to move on and experience life at any age. Some people are looking for the fountain of youth and there is a natural supplement on the market now that just may be it. How nice to be able to turn back the hands on the time clock. We may not literally be able to do it, but our bodies may be able to feel like they have.
If you’re looking for a turn back the hands-on-the-clock supplement, Deer Antler Velvet Extract Spray may be what you are looking for. As time moves forward in life muscles may weaken and injuries may take longer to heal. Immune systems may begin to break down and need more white blood cells to bring them back to life. Deer Antler Velvet Extract is a natural supplement that can help one’s body in these areas.
Mental and physical energy is often delayed during the process of aging and these two things for many people may be the most dreaded things. Deer Antler Velvet Extract has the ability to increase mental and physical energy.
Stress may become an unhealthy factor as lack of patience may also rare it’s head during the aging process. Deer Antler Velvet Extract helps in these areas causing a healthier life and attitude.
Is Deer Antler Sprays All Natural?This famous extract contains several minerals such as iron, zfdderinc, copper, calcium, potassium, sodium and several others. The extract also includes an anti-inflammatory agent with added effects of collagen of which will aid in healing and will help repair joints and work to soften them to make them more flexible.
Deer Antler Velvet Extract isn’t for aging alone. It’s vital for heavy work outs, sports activities or other athletic reasons to strengthen muscles to help with that extra push that may be needed.
Who would have thought the velvety substance that grows on newly forming antlers on a male deer would have come to this. Thanks to science this soft substance has been found to be beneficial in many ways concerning good, strong body health. Use Deer Antler Velvet Extract to help you live to be all you can and want to be. It's Excellent for men trying to keep their testosterone high.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
This is not a magic cure to help you lose weight and must be taken in conjunction with healthy eating, exercise and hydration; however, if you are serious about shedding unwanted pounds, you should consider using the combination of honey and cinnamon as part of your weight loss regimen. Honey is rich in enzymes and antioxidants and has been proven to boost the metabolism, while cinnamon has also been proven to help the body burn calories more efficiently and can also have a positive impact on blood sugar and cholesterol levels. To make this drink, add ½ tsp of cinnamon to a cup of hot water, let it cool, then add a teaspoon of honey; take as directed below.
In the Morning
Imbibing this in the morning is a great way to get your body started on the right track for the day, especially if you take it right as you get up in the morning then wait about 30 minutes before eating. This will help to curb your appetite and the cinnamon will begin to rev up your metabolism and help your body burn calories more efficiently throughout the day. You will also likely notice an improvement in your energy levels.
If you have ever been on a diet before, you know that one of the times when it is easiest to cheat is when you get hungry between meals. This can be especially difficult if you are at work, where you can be surrounded by unhealthy choices from vending machines or food courts. Taking this honey-Syour diet.
Before a Workout
It may sound strange to do this before a workout, but this cinnamon-honey blend can actually make that workout more effective by giving you the energy that you need to put the effort into your exercise and really get a benefit from it. Also, the cinnamon in combination with exercise will give an even stronger boost to your metabolism and make the workout more effective.
Apart from the time between meals, the other dangerous time of day for dieters is the one between dinner and bedtime, when it is easy to give into hunger cravings and raid the refrigerator or pantry. However, this cinnamon-honey drink can also help you at this crucial time of day, since it will suppress your appetite somewhat and also help your body digest things more efficiently while you sleep.
So take advantage of the healthful benefits of cinnamon and honey. When combined, they offer a natural way to curb your appetite, boost your metabolism and make your weight loss plan more likely to be successful. They also provide you with a wealth of nutrients that are great for your overall health. It’s a win-win situation.
At the heart of the Ebola crisis -- in which nearly 5,000 people have already died in West Africa -- is one word that frequently appears in the media: funding. (1) Without enough funding, research and development regarding treatment plans don't come easy. Without enough funding, food and other resources can't get to the ill in a timely manner.
Sure, there are experimental Ebola vaccines being tested, but lack of funding is the major issue that's putting the world at a standstill, while the sick become sicker as they wait for the powers that be to come up with proper financial resources.
Well, at least that's what Big Pharma wants people to believe.
Head of WHO comes down hard on Big Pharma greedIt turns out that funding is not necessarily what is delaying the development of Ebola treatments after all.
Rather, it's Big Pharma greed, and Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), has no qualms about saying that money-hungry drug companies are responsible for the slow-moving Ebola treatment efforts. (1) "A profit-driven industry does not invest in products for markets that cannot pay," she said during a recent conference in West Africa. "WHO has been trying to make this issue visible for ages. Now people can see for themselves." (2)
Her comment speaks to the fact that Ebola didn't just start appearing on the radar screen over the past year or so. In fact, it's been around since 1976, when it was discovered in Zaire (now known as the Democratic Republic of Congo). However, Chan explains that, because the disease was confined to impoverished areas in Africa, the development of a vaccine was basically considered to be moot. (2) Now that it's become more widespread (translation: affecting those who reside and work in cities that aren't poor), there is an incentive to take the disease more seriously.
No time for complacency or playing a numbers gameChan's comment also comes on the heels of yet another physician who died in Sierra Leone, the fifth local doctor there to succumb to Ebola. That death reinforces the mounting severity of the disease, cases of which WHO estimates are significantly higher than what's being reported; in Liberia, for example, WHO estimates that the actual number of Ebola cases is about 2.5 higher than reported numbers. In Guinea, it is thought to be 1.5 times higher. (3)
Sadly, there are those that continue to turn a blind eye at the desperate need to act with the urgency that is necessary to fight Ebola and more effectively tend to those affected. Chan is adamant about this, saying that WHO's arguments about the overall decline in public healthcare "have fallen on deaf ears for decades" and are now "out there with consequences that all the world can see, every day, on prime-time TV news." (2)
The Ebola crisis, Chan says, "is the most severe acute public health emergency seen in modern times." (2)
The "70-70-60" plan is hoped to be put in place by December 1, 2014, a plan whereby at least 70 percent of known Ebola cases in West Africa will be isolated, followed by a safe burial of no fewer than 70 percent of people who ultimately die. A 60-day deadline has been established as part of this plan, representing the time frame between when it is put into motion and when it should be realized. (3)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Herbs and supplements to fight candida
There is an arsenal of natural herbs and supplements at your disposal to fight Candida and other fungi. Here are some of the top contenders.
Aloe Vera lowers pH levels creating an inhospitable environment for Candida. It also helps detoxify the liver. The liver filters the byproducts of Candida and deals with toxins from the die off process, as the Candida is destroyed. Aloe Vera juice can be consumed on a daily basis (no more than 1/4 a cup) or capsules can be taken.
Raw garlic is a powerful anti-fungal that does not destroy beneficial bacteria in the gut. It does, however, kill bad bacteria while killing 24 out of 26 strains of Candida. It can also be rubbed on fungal skin infections. It can be eaten raw, taken in softgel capsules, or taken as an oil. Warning: can be a blood thinner. Do not use garlic if you plan to undergo surgery or if otherwise contraindicated.
Clove oil is a powerful anti-fungal that also boosts the immune system. Use 15-30 drops in water, 3 times daily.
Coconut oil is a strong anti-fungal with many beneficial properties. Take one tablespoon 1-2 times a day.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi. Use 15-30 drops in water, 3 times daily.
Oil of oregano
Oil of Oregano is a strong anti-fungal and antimicrobial. You can take 5 or more drops under the tongue or dilute in water 2-3 times a day. It can also be taken by capsule or oregano leaves can be steeped for a medicinal tea. Oil of oregano is also very high in antioxidants.
Take 1 teaspoon up to 3 times a day, but do not take it long term. There are many claims that colloidal silver is amazing. We haven't had any luck with it when treating topical bacteria or fungi and there is a lot of controversy about its effectiveness and use, though there are also many claims that it is very effective.
Olive oil and olive leaf extract doesn't directly kill fungi; it disrupts the reproductive cycle. It also stabilizes and lowers blood sugars to help starve Candida. It is also an amazing antioxidant that stimulates the immune system. It can be taken in capsule form, as a tonic, or as a tea.
Undecenoic acid is a very effective broad-spectrum antiviral that is taken in capsule form.
Grapefruit seed extract?
Grapefruit seed extract is effective against 100 strains of fungi as well as bacteria, viruses, and parasites. It works well with undecenoic acid and does not harm beneficial bacteria. Add 10 drops to water, 3 times a day.
Please note the warnings for pregnant and lactating women for the following remedies:
Black walnut has been shown to be more effective against Candida than any antiviral drug. It can be taken in capsule form or as an extract.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Homemade Lavender Soap Bar
- 20-30 drops lavender essential oil
- Soap Base
- 3 drops Vitamin E
- Oval Bar Molds or Decorative Soap Mold
- Put soap base in glass bowl then place that bowl in sauce pan with water.
- Heat stove to medium and allow base to melt.
- Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Then add the lavender and vitamin E
- Mix well and transfer to a soap mold
- Let mixture cool fully before popping bar out of mold. Keep at room temp
Homemade Honey Citrus Shampoo
Note: Citrus essentials oils are highly concentrated and are full of healthy acidic properties! Because of this, we recommend you use glass containers when storing them so they do not eat away any of the plastic.
Homemade Honey Citrus Shampoo
- 1 cup water
- 5 tbsp honey
- 5 drops lemon essential oil
- 5 drops melaleuca essential oil
- Glass bottle with dispenser
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. If necessary use a mixer.
- Transfer to a container. Shake well before each use.
- It's pretty simple.
Holy Basil Balances Cortisol and Hormones
It is suspected that tulsi is native to tropical Asia, although it now grows in many tropical climates across the globe. Historically used in these areas as medicine because of its widespread healing power, holy basil leaves are now regarded by most countries as adaptogens (anti-stress agents) and have been used widely to promote health throughout the entire body.
Holy Basil BenefitsToday, holy basil is consumed mostly in supplement form or as Tulsi tea and is used to treat:
AcneWidely used for skincare, a team of researchers from Thailand conducted a study to determine the efficacy of holy basil essential oils against bacteria that cause acne. Essentially testing its antimicrobial capability, they discovered that a 3.0% concentration of holy basil oil is most effective against bacteria that cause acne.
Interestingly, it was also noted that the primary compound of holy basil oil is eugenol, the active ingredient in the powerful antimicrobial clove oil, which is widely held to cure many skin disorders.
When implementing tulsi for natural acne treatment, consider using unrefined virgin coconut oil as a carrier because when melted, it is more viscous and absorbs into the skin better than other oils.
CancerLast year, the journal Nutrition and Cancer published a fantastic review outlining the influx of research substantiating tulsi’s cancer-killing prowess that we have seen the past several years. This is their breakdown:
Holy basil possesses significant anti-inflammatory and immune boosting properties that protect against fever, pain, stress and protect vital organs like the liver. Consequently, people who regularly consume tulsi are less likely to be immune-compromised and are less susceptible to developing cancer cells.
The phytochemicals in tulsi prevent chemical-induced skin, liver, oral and lung cancers because they increase antioxidant activity, alter healthy gene expressions, induce cancer cell death, prevent blood vessel growth contributing to cell growth and stop metastasis.
The extracts of tulsi protects against radiation-induced sickness and mortality and selectively protect the normal tissues against the destructive effects of radiation.
Additionally it prevents radiation-induced DNA damage, which highlights holy basil’s widespread ability to promote healing.
It’s actually unremarkable to consider that one plant has been proven to not only kill cancer, it prevents it; and even protects the body from dangerous cancer treatments.
DiabetesSince the mid-1990s, tulsi’s ability to control blood glucose has been widely known. For instance, to test its ability to manage and reverse diabetes, researchers from Azad University of Agriculture and Technology (India) evaluated the effects holy basil leaves had on rats.
Compared to a control group, the group being administered holy basil experienced some amazing results. Not only did fasting glucose fall by 21 mm/dl, post meal glucose fell by 15.8 mm/dl, which represented reductions of 17.6% and 7.3%. Fascinatingly, cholesterol levels were decreased during the treatment as well!
Six years later, the Journal of Ethnopharmacology published a study proving that the extract of holy basil leaves were found to decrease glucose by more than 36% in normal rats and by 18% in diabetes-induced rats.
These results continue to hold true during the test of time. Just two years ago, an article published in the Journal of Pharmacy & Bioallied Sciences confirmed the ability of tulsi to balance blood sugar.
Hormones and ThyroidIn addition to managing diabetes by controlling blood sugar levels, an article published in the journal Die Pharmazie (German for “The Pharmacy”), describes that the hypoglycemic effects of holy basil is possibly due to its ability to regulate serum cortisol levels.
Oftentimes ignored, the “stress hormone,” as it is commonly referred to, is responsible for an alarming number of diabetes mellitus cases throughout the world. Its far-reaching effects on the body can play havoc on learning, memory, lowered immune function, bone density, weight gain and heart disease.
Elevated cortisol levels are so dangerous that Psychology Today refers to cortisol as “Public Enemy #1”! Another benefit from lower cortisol is supplementing with holy basil has been found to reduce anxiety and emotional stress.
Holy Basil UsesIn using holy basil, I would recommend taking it in supplement form or the way I personally consume it is by drinking 1 cup of Tulsi tea a day.
Natural Remedies for ADHD
Causes of ADHD include a diet high in sugar and additives, nutritional deficiencies, and food allergies.
In some cases, a partial cause is related to lack of interest or forcing children to learn in a manner to which they are not geared to learn. Some children learn better by seeing or doing (kinesthetic) rather than by hearing.
The most common treatment of ADD/ADHD today is using medications such as Ritalin and Adderall both of which have been linked to suicidal thoughts and personality changes.
The good news is there are natural remedies for ADHD that are both effective and without side effects.
Top Foods For ADHDAdditive-free, unprocessed foods – Due to the toxic nature of food additives, these may be especially problematic for those with ADHD. It is best to eat unprocessed whole foods prepared at home.
Foods high in B-vitamins – B vitamins help maintain a healthy nervous system, make sure to include brewer’s yeast and green leafy vegetables in your diet as these contain higher levels of B vitamins.
Poultry – Tryptophan, an amino acid, helps produce serotonin a calming neurotransmitter to the brain.
Breakfast – For some people and especially those with ADHD breakfast helps the body properly regulate blood sugar and stabilize fluctuations. Make sure breakfast includes at least 20g of protein to regulate blood sugar levels.
Wild Caught Fish - Wild caught fish, such as Salmon are high in Omega-3s and are critical for brain health. It is optimal to eat wild-caught fish at least 2x per week.
ADHD Foods to AvoidSugar - This is the primary trigger for most children with ADHD. Avoid any forms of concentrated sugar including candy, desserts, soda, or fruit juices.
Gluten - Some parents report worsening behavior when their child eats gluten which may indicate sensitivity to the protein found in wheat. Avoid all foods made with wheat such as bread, pasta, and wheat cereal. Look for gluten free or even grain free alternatives.
Conventional Dairy – Most cows milk dairy contains A1 casein that can trigger a similar reaction as gluten and therefore should be eliminated if it causes problematic symptoms. However goat’s milk does not contain this protein so it may be a better option.
Food coloring and dyes - Children with ADHD can be sensitive to a variety of food dyes and colorings, therefore all processed foods should be avoided.
Soy – Soy is a common food allergy and can disrupt hormones causes ADHD symptoms.
Top 5 Natural Remedies For ADHD#1 Fish Oil (1,000mg daily)The EPA/DHA in fish oil are critical for brain function and are anti-inflammatory. Supplementation has been shown to reduce symptoms and improve learning.
#2 B-Complex (50 mg daily)Children with ADHD may need more B-vitamins to help with the formation of serotonin, especially Vitamin B6.
#3 Multi-Mineral Supplement (including zinc, magnesium, and calcium)
500 mg calcium, 250 mg of magnesium, and 5 mg zinc 2x daily. All play a role in relaxing the nervous system and a deficiency may exacerbate symptoms.
#4 Probiotic (25-50 billion units daily)
ADHD may be connected to digestive issues, therefore taking a good quality probiotic daily will help maintain intestinal health.
#5 GABA (250 mg 2x daily)A calming amino acid, ask your doctor before taking GABA as it can interact with other medications.
Rhodiola rosea as proven effective at improving the focus of both adults and children.
Essential Oils For ADHDAccording to the Journal of American Medical Association essential oils of vetiver and cedarwood are very effective at improving ADHD in children. Calming oils like lavender may also be effective.
The Most Dangerous & Heavily Promoted Prescription Drugs & Their Potential Natural Alternatives
Prescription drugs are the 4th leading cause of death in the world. If that’s not enough to make you shriek, I’m not sure what will.
The pharmaceutical industry is committing a silent holocaust around the globe. It works like this: People are sick because they aren’t getting proper nutritients. Then they are covering up their sickness with a doctor-prescribed pill. But this is causing some serious side effects, leading their doctors to prescribe more pills to conceal those side effects.
Rinse and repeat.
The following is a list of the 7 most dangerous and heavily promoted prescription drugs with some natural alternatives.
1) Prednisone or CortisoneWhat’s the deal? Used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, asthma, allergies and many other conditions. Corticosteroids mimic the effects of hormones your body produces naturally in your adrenal glands, which sit on top of your kidneys. When prescribed in doses that exceed your body’s usual levels, corticosteroids suppress inflammation.
What are the side effects?
- High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes
- Increased risk of infections
- Thinning bones (osteoporosis) and fractures
- Suppressed adrenal gland hormone production
- Thin skin, easy bruising and slower wound healing
2) Methotrexate & Other Chemotherapeutic AgentsWhat’s the deal? For the most part, Methotrexate is used alone or together with other medicines to treat several types of cancer such as breast, head and neck, lung, blood, bone, lymph node and uterus cancers.
What are the side effects?
- Cause fetal death and congenital anomalies.
- Liver and Kidney toxicity.
- Bone marrow depression.
- Lung disease which can be fatal.
- Reacts with NSAID’s which can be fatal.
- May cause intestinal bleeding and ulceration.
- Depresses the immune system.
RESHAPING OUR THOUGHTS ABOUT CANCER
What are the side effects?
- Haemorrhage (bleeding)
- Vitamin C – 1,000 mgs. daily. Vitamin C coats the red blood cell (RBC’s) walls and prevents them from breaking and bleeding. However, too much Vitamin C inhibits the absorption of calcium.
- Vitamin E - 400 IU. Vitamin E coats RBC’s and binds collagen in blood vessels to prevent bleeding and strokes.
- OPC 165 (all natural anti-oxidant blend).
4) Cholesterol Lowering DrugsWhat’s the deal? There are multiple types. Some of these drugs (Atromid and Lopid) work by absorbing bile acids which are produced from cholesterol in the intestinal tract and cause them to be excreted, thereby lowering the levels of cholesterol circulating in the blood. Statin drugs reduce production of cholesterol in the liver and alter the way in which LDL cholesterol enters the cells.
What are the side effects?
- Myositis - inflammation of the muscles.
- Rhabdomyolysis (rare) – With this condition, muscles all over the body become painful and weak. The severely damaged muscles release proteins into the blood that collect in the kidneys. The kidneys can become damaged trying to eliminate a large amount of muscle breakdown caused by statin use. This can ultimately lead to kidney failure.
5) Prozac (anti-depressants)What’s the deal? Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Lovan and Luvox belong to a class of drugs which alter the mechanism that balances levels of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain. Serotonin affects mood, agitation, anxiety and sleep. These drugs mock the re-uptake or removal of serotonin by nerve cells in the brain, thus leaving more serotonin to bind to the receptor sites. This has been shown to alter mood and behavior.
What are the side effects? The FDA has admitted that antidepressants can worsen depression and suicidal symptoms in some patients. Other side effects include:
- increased appetite and weight gain
- loss of sexual desire and other sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction and decreased orgasm
- fatigue and drowsiness
- dry mouth
- blurred vision
6) Ritalin, Cylert, Dexadrine, AdderalWhat’s the deal? It produces such effects as increasing or maintaining alertness, combating fatigue and improving attention. Traditionally used to treat ADD or ADHD in children. It has also been used to treat narcolepsy. Frighteningly enough, Dr. Bruce Perry, a world-renowned ADHD expert, has stated that ADHD is not a real disease.
What’s the risk?
- Abdominal pain
- Alopecia (loss of hair)
- Angina (chest pain)
- Appetite loss
- Blood pressure and pulse changes (both up and down)
- Cardiac arrhythmia
- Diaphoresis (sweating)
- Psychosis and psychiatric disorders
- Stunted growth
- Suicidal ideation
7) Beta Blockers and Calcium Channel BlockersWhat’s the deal? A class of drugs used to lower blood pressure.
What’s the risk? Calcium channel blockers – In an ongoing study, Bruce Psaty, M.D., compared 291 patients taking calcium channel blockers for hypertension to 1,240 people with the same condition, but taking other drugs. He found that patients who were taking large amounts of calcium channel blockers for high blood pressure had a 60% higher death rate compared to patients taking diuretics or beta blockers.
- shortness of breath
- cold extremities
- congestive heart failure
The Bottom LineThe bottom line is that taking a long term medication which alters any of your natural body functions is obviously dangerous. This includes virtually everything used for high blood pressure and heart disease; diuretics, beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and ACE inhibitors.
While prescription pills are beneficial in some cases, the Collective Evolution team are advocates of nutrition as the most powerful type of medicine. Our body is truly a remarkable machine naturally built for optimal function, but this is only when we provide our body with all of the essential nutrients that it needs.
When we are not supplying our bodies with proper nutrition, disease likely manifests. This is usually when most people will resort to prescription drugs. These drugs only cover up the problem, but are never actually dealing with the root cause.
Banana peels are a bigger deal than people think. It is still the top-selling fruit in this country and Americans eating approximately 3.2 million pounds of bananas every year — which totals a whopping 304 bananas every second! The problem is that bananas do have a heavy impact on the environment: most are grown near the Equator and are picked while they are still green and go into ripening rooms, where they are exposed to ethylene gas. They are then transported over long distances to grocery stores and then to home and from there, the peels usually wind up in a landfill, where they emit methane, a gas which has been implicated in the greenhouse effect. However, there are ways to reuse banana peels and keep them out of the landfills and hopefully have less impact on environmental quality. Below are 10 simple ways to reuse these helpful peels.
Tomato Plant Fertilizer
Wrap a banana peel around your tomato plants. The peel will slowly decompose and allow your tomato to gain nutrients from it throughout the growing season.
Indoor Plant Feeder
Soak a banana peel in an airtight jar of water, then dilute one part of the banana water to five parts regular water. Put in a watering can and use on indoor plants to feed and nourish them.
Add banana peels to your compost pile. They break down quickly and will add a lot of nutrients as well as good texture to your compost so you can use it on your lawn and garden.
Rub a banana peel on a rash, insect bite, poison ivy reaction or even psoriasis to help calm and soothe the skin. It will help promote healing for many minor skin irritations.
If you raise animals, banana peels that have been dried up and ground make an excellent supplement to animal feed and is safe for chickens, pigs, rabbits and other livestock.
The flavor of banana-peel vinegar makes it an excellent dressing for a number of fresh vegetables. The recipe for this vinegar can be found at sustainableamerica.org/bananas.
The next time you make a roast, add a banana peel to the roast pan to keep meat from toughening or drying out during cooking. It will keep the meat naturally moist and tender.
If you boil the banana peel for ten minutes, then put it through a juicer or blender, you can add this to smoothies for extra nutrients, fiber and antioxidants.
Bird and Butterfly Attractor
Lay out ripe banana peels in the garden on a raised platform. Birds and butterflies alike will come flocking in, attracted by the sweetness. It can attract bees, too, so be careful!
Leather and Silver Polish
Banana peels make an excellent polish for leather clothing or furniture: just rub it on then buff with a soft cloth. It is also excellent for shining silver.
So even the humble banana peel can serve a number of different uses throughout the house. Using them can save you money on household expenses and can also save room in a landfill and keep our air just a little bit cleaner. Everybody wins!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Foods to Help You Lose WeightMost people would be surprised by the fact that there are several food items that not only taste great but can also help you regulate your dietary intake and help you lose weight. While it sounds too good to be true but several common food items like yogurt and toast have been known to be excellent choices for diet, as they provide the required proteins and nutrients without the excess calories. These foods not only provide a balanced nutrition to the body but also help regulate the metabolism that helps you absorb the required nutrients and prevent fat accumulation. In order to be free from the worries of getting overweight, one needs to eat smart. Here’s a list of a few foods that are delicious and help you shed off those extra pounds.
- Eggs for Breakfast
- Olive Oil
- Whole Grain Foods
- Dark Chocolate
Eating smart is the best way to stay fit and healthy and this has been surely proven by the above food items. These food items are not just great tasting and perfect for a mid time snack but also keep you from eating gobs of fats and excessively sugary processed foods and drinks that provide bucket loads of unwanted calories in your body.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
What’s The REAL Reason Blacks Are Hurt More By Vaccines?
Before you start reading this article. I Woody McManus never believe that genetics had anything to do with you getting diseases of any kind nor does it make you more likely to get and kind of cancers. All of that to me is just crazy. Check out some of the information that Richard Sacks as put into this article. Educate yourself and stop believing what you read and hear and see in the newspapers and on TV. There is alot of information packed into this Article so I encourage you to read it at least 2 more times to get all that you need out of it. Empower yourself!
In my decades of holistic health research, I have made the most progress in discovering how things really work by getting rid of all preconceptions and just looking for whatever is true, even when it contradicts what I might expect. I have no loyalty to any label, no membership in any group to defend, no one that controls my research that I have to please. For my own learning, all I have wanted is to know the truth and then to be able to share what I find with you, to give you more avenues to explore that may help you.
The Recent CDC Unpleasantness
Everyone who listens to or reads real media (NOT what’s on TV) now knows that CDC has been exposed in its criminal conduct of hiding the fact that MMR vaccines (and who knows how many others – maybe all vaccines?) can cause autism. It should not be a surprise to anyone that the practice of injecting toxic heavy metals and a long list of other poisons directly into the bodies of children causes horrible effects, even when they’re not immediately obvious. This should be what was once called “common sense.” If you found your child in the backyard playing with a syringe (even a clean one) full of these ingredients (like aluminum, mercury, etc.) and injecting it into themselves or a friend, you would understandably be pretty upset and probably terrified. Yet millions of people actually pay for adults (usually dressed up in white costumes and acting very “wise” and knowledgeable) to do this same type of thing to them and their children and babies. The expected catastrophic effects are called “side effects” so you won’t realize that no, these are just the effects, period.
Remember “Common Sense?”
This gives a clue to what happens when common sense is abandoned in favor of what is today known as “science.” I have looked at the last several hundred years of history of the practice of vaccination, and found no indication that I can verify that vaccines have EVER prevented disease of any kind, though they have started and spread many epidemics in the past. “Studies” by individuals or agencies, etc. with conflicts of interest do not count, for obvious reasons. I also found this documentary worth viewing on the subject of vaccine safety, effectiveness, history, ingredients and legal aspects: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqx8NyPVrHg .
It should be common sense that children and adults would be hurt or killed by vaccines on a routine basis. What is somewhat less obvious is why certain groups of people, such as African-American young boys in the case of the MMR vaccine, should be hurt in even greater numbers than others. For full disclosure in addressing this issue, I should mention here that I personally do not believe in “race.” when speaking of human beings. I see human beings as brothers and sisters in one family, each of us a complete individual with our own unique heritage, including where our ancestors came from and all of our cultural background. But we are individuals. To stereotype any of us by “race,” as if everyone in that group is the same, or has the same ideas, beliefs, habits, etc., is (or should be) obviously not only ridiculous and untrue, but also a highly dangerous oversimplification. It is used by governments and big corporations to turn us against each other, and we could get smart enough to refuse to fall for that any time we feel like it.
Human Origins and Sunlight
To me, and from what I have been able to learn in my own studies, it is likely that all humans had a common geographical area of origin, perhaps in Africa. But from there, human beings spread to different parts of the planet, where different climates made different diets and lifestyles develop depending on local conditions where each group came to live. And a huge key difference in the places we ended up was amount of solar radiation in each location.
As Dr. Brownstein (www.drbrownstein.com) and other great doctors and researchers have pointed out, vitamin D (ideally from sunlight) is absolutely essential to health and our resistance to disease. That may well be the reason the current drug-based medical system says that sunlight is so dangerous (it could be very bad for business), when actual real data we have says the opposite. People whose ancestors came from areas of high sun exposure developed more melanin in their skin to make sure that they got enough sunlight but not too much, for optimum health. People from areas farther from the equator developed lighter skin to allow more of the vital sunlight (we call it “vitamin D” but undoubtedly their are many other beneficial components of sunlight we don’t even know exist) to penetrate the body.
Now in modern society, almost everyone is deficient in vitamin D (actually and more accurately we are deficient in the sun exposure we need). This means our immune systems and health in general are compromised. And whose systems are compromised the most? Obviously that would be people who over many generations and thousands of years have developed darker skins from ancestors that lived in high sun exposure areas. They are most at risk, because their skins need more sun exposure than people with less melanin in their skin. The idea of race in all of this is completely irrelevant. What matters is how dark or light the skin is, regardless of “race.” It is critical that people with darker skin get more sunlight, within reason of course as getting burned is not the objective.
Why Race Is Irrelevant But Useful To Those Who Would Divide And Distract Us
It should be clear that the concept of “race” is not useful at all in this analysis and is highly misleading. Every person is a unique and infinitely valuable individual, with his or her own background, ancestors, culture, genetics attitudes and points of view. The idea of race is mostly useful to those that want to split us into groups to hate and fight each other. Just think about it. Imagine a region where almost everyone seems to be of one particular race. Then just say we use the media to convince all of those people that actually they are two different “races,” one that lives in the western half of the country, the other that lives in the eastern half, and point out some minor common difference in physical features between the two groups. Tell each group that the other one hates them and has been the hidden cause of their suffering. Presto, now you can set up social conflicts and hatred to completely distract the population from the real issues and events going on around them, such as the danger of government tyranny. This is exactly what we are witnessing in the world today with races, classes, genders, religions and other artificially divided groups of human beings encouraged every day in obvious and subtle ways to fight each other. We could rise above this any day we decide to do it, and there are a lot of reasons to do it now. Mutual respect and love between humans of all kinds would be more than any tyrannical ruler could possibly deal with (a worse threat in their eyes than any foreign attack), and peace could become a real possibility (a tyrant’s worst nightmare of course).
Vitamin D Levels And Vaccine Damage As A Theory To Explore
So to clarify what I think is worth looking into, as a possible explanation of why people with darker skin were less able to withstand the onslaught to their bodies with the barbarous practice of “vaccination.” I am saying that anything that undermines the natural strength and immunity is likely to make the affected group more susceptible to damage. That would mean groups that had poorer basic health would be affected more severely by health destroying practices such as vaccination. And a massively important health factor, as Brownstein and others have shown, is vitamin D. The theory that this might be what has made young African American boys more affected than others in the current vaccination scandal would be quite easy to check out, by looking at their blood levels of vitamin D compared to kids that were less damaged by the vaccines (at least in terms of obvious neurological symptoms). Another thing that might be interesting would be to see if African American boys that had spent more time than the others in the sun had lower levels of autism.
This kind of research would be harmless and easy to do. I would suggest also that extending the research into the correlation between blood levels of vitamin D or better yet hours of sun exposure, with other diseases or negative health conditions. If there is a widespread correlation, which I suspect there would be, then here is a body of knowledge that could be used to correct many areas where currently darker skinned people have more health problems than those with lighter skin. Instead of using the discrepancy to fan race division and conflict among the population, it could be used to simply correct the problem, with massive implications for improved health among millions of people.
Best Effects From Vitamin D Require Nutrition And Detox
It is also important to clarify the obvious fact that vitamin D and sunlight exposure is not the only factor in health and immunity. The public desperately needs education in nutrition and detoxification of the body, and especially how to improve everyday practices to keep unnecessary toxins (like GMO’s in food or fluoride in water) out of their lives and away from their kids. The current system loses money and power if we stop getting diseases. In fact health itself would be a catastrophe for them from a business point of view. My own research has shown me that the two principles of nutrition and detoxification are critical to avoid exactly what we see now, i.e. a nation of diseased and sick people, addicted to medical drugs, deteriorating as they get older into an often hellish old age. We are told this is totally normal, and our drug-centered medical system is cutting edge “science.” I have found the truth to be the opposite, and that the body is designed to stay in good condition right up to the time of death. All of these out of control diseases are a result of a health system, food industry and toxic industry in general, that undermine the normal great state of health we were designed to enjoy with practically no need for “health care” except in accidents, certain congenital defects and rare situations like that.
Would We Even Recognize Real Health Care If We Saw It?
So outside of these special cases like accidents, trauma and a few necessary surgeries, what would real health care be? First of all, education of course. How to live in harmony with the ancient and timeless laws of nature so that our bodies function at their intended highest potential. We all need to understand what foods we need and what types of food and lifestyle choices cause our bodies to break down. We need certain kinds of exercise in appropriate amounts, with adequate rest times and healthy sleep patterns. We need to learn how to take back our mental and emotional patterns so they come back under our own control, not the hypnosis of the media and so-called “educational” programming, so we can make them positive and life-giving again. Good or bad thoughts and emotions change our blood chemistry immediately, and have a vast impact on our health. Hating each other is literally suicidal. Love builds strength and immunity. These things are real immunization. Putting toxic ingredients through hollow needles into our bodies and the bodies of the children that depend on us to be sane and protect them, is not.
Real common sense has been long forgotten by most of our society, which is why we even accept the fake health care we are now forced to endure. This is allowing our rulers (no, most of them don’t deserve to be called leaders) to lead us into destruction. Fake, pretentious patently ridiculous fake “science” and “experts” who want to control our lives have taken over instead. The knowledge of how to maintain a very high level of health has existed for thousands of years, and is accessible today, in spite of government’s best efforts to hide it for the sake of a multi-trillion dollar “health care” system that tells us disease is normal.
So What Can We Do For Our Own Health And That Of Our Kids?
The bottom line is to start having faith in yourself. You are an incredible being, beautiful beyond any words. There is brilliance and creativity in every single one of us, so we need to respect and appreciate each other if we want to reach our real potential. You can learn and explore any area of knowledge that appeals to you. So don’t take my word on anything, but just accept my invitation to do your own research and make your own discoveries instead of memorizing the dictates of “experts.” You can learn whatever you want, including how to take care of your own health. Look into sunlight. My own investigations say it’s vital for our health, not some mistake of God that is going to give you cancer (the explanation of that is more complex, and maybe we can discuss it more later). And if your skin is darker, you need it even more. Build up to the right amount gradually and remember to immediately start to fix your other lifestyle mistakes while you detox your body to make good use of the best nutrition you can get. Don’t be lazy about your bad habits, your body is affected by everything you do, so start replacing your bad habits today and get addicted to good ones instead.
If you don’t get what you need from the sun you were designed to use, then attacks on your health, such as injecting toxic metals and other poisons into your body through hollow needles (not a brilliant idea) is likely to hurt you more. Just a theory of mine, but I’m pretty sure it’s true. Check it out, and learn as much as you can, then use it to your advantage instead of relying on others. You will be amazed at what you can learn and how much better you can feel if you just start learning today and then use what you discover. Observation, recognition of patterns in what you observe, and then figuring out what those patterns mean, used to be the basis of real science. And the secret is, you can do it yourself starting now. The education is life-long and I will bet that you’ll be glad you took the first step on that new adventure, enjoying the effects as your health and life improve. Common sense should never have taken a back seat to what now passes for science. Take it back and use it.
independent health scientist since 1965
specialist in ancient healing wisdom, age reversal and “incurable” disease solutions
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