Charcoal remedies and activated charcoal use

The big deal

Activated charcoal (AC) can absorb lead, strychnine, DDT, chlorine, mercury and many other poisons along with many drugs including; cocaine, radioactive iodine, penicillin, aspirin and phenobarbital. Absorption ability is one of the major benefits of AC as it can literally absorb thousands of times its own weight in toxins. AC is an amazing substance that is routinely used in hospitals and by physicians for drug overdose and poison detoxification.

Over 4,000 chemicals, drugs, plant and microbial toxins, allergens, venoms, and toxic wastes can be effectively neutralized by activated charcoal

What is activated charcoal

Activated charcoal is the burned substance remaining from incinerated bone char, coconut shells, olive pits, white willow bark and/or sawdust. In order to activate charcoal products, charcoal is oxidized using high temperature steam or the charcoal is mixed with calcium chloride and then further processed. “Activation” serves to greatly increase the absorbability of regular charcoal. “Activation” causes the formation of a huge number of very small micro pores on the charcoal’s surface, which work as microscopic traps to gobble up compounds and particles.

Because of the unusual amount of micro pores in AC, a standard dose of 50g of AC equates to the absorptive surface area of 10 football fields! Not only that, AC is also negatively charged to magnetically attract the positive ionic charges common to toxins in poisons. After the AC absorbs all the nearby toxic chemicals from the digestive tract and bloodstream, the AC is not absorbed by the body but rather passes on through, carrying all the little nasties out with it.

Caveat: Activated charcoal will interfere with absorption of prescription and over-the-counter medications into the body. AC should always be taken separately – (wait three to four hours in between using AC and taking medication).

Historical uses of charcoal

Ancient historical uses of charcoal date back thousands of years and has been used mostly for headache treatment, gastric upset remedies and poison remedy. Sea explorers actually scorched the inside of wooden water barrels to preserve drinking water during long voyages. The Greek physician Hippocrates used an activated form of charcoal to cure many different ailments including epilepsy and bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections. In fact, AC back then was called “black magic” because of its color and unbelievable healing abilities.

There are also many recent historical uses for plain old charcoal powder. For instance, hospitals in the 1800s used plain powdered charcoal to stifle the stench of rotting flesh. The American Calvary used plain lump charcoal in the last compartment of a 3-compartment box water filtering system using gravel, then washed sand; and charcoal. This application successfully filters stagnant swamp water into potable drinking water. Charcoal sprinkled in boots was used by some WWI soldiers to fight of the dreaded trench-foot.

One of the reasons that charcoal works so well on foot odors when applied to the feet, socks and shoes is that it binds to toxic heavy metals that naturally gravitate through the body and toward the feet. These toxic metals cause cellular damage that brings fungus in that literally feeds off of the damaged cells.

Modern uses for activated charcoal

AC not only fights trench-foot, it helps eliminate funky foot odors. AC is well-known for removing many heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum and lead. AC is also an effective air freshener. In the digestive tract, AC reduces gas – especially after certain eating foods (such as beans) that generate excess intestinal gas. AC relieves upset stomachs and nausea. AC treats alcohol poisoning, reduces high cholesterol as much as prescription medications, kills and removes parasites and bacteria from the body (from bugs that cause everything from a stuffy nose to more invasive parasites). AC is also a critical component used in dialysis.

AC relieves symptoms of nervous diarrhea and traveler’s diarrhea, calms a spastic colon, cools indigestion and helps peptic ulcers heal. Got a headache? Take some AC.

Try some AC on your next headache and let me know how well it works!

Natural teeth whitener

Activated charcoal helps to eliminate bad breath by cleansing the mouth and digestive tract. Not only does AC combat the halitosis that accompanies oral bacteria, nothing works better for maintaining your pearly whites than a gentle scrubbing with good old AC. In fact, nothing else removes acidic plaque from the teeth like charcoal does. If you like a little foam with your brushing, then use a toothbrush dipped in hydrogen peroxide with charcoal and baking soda mixed together and sprinkled on the wet brush.

Tooth wisdom: Bad teeth are a symptom of a lousy diet and nutrient deficiencies.

Stock up before you need it!

Buy your activated charcoal at your local drug store, health food store or online before you need it. I keep a bottle or two of activated charcoal in my kitchen cabinets – handy for any food-related stomach upset, nausea, flu symptoms or headaches. 4 capsules of AC will generally handle these little bumps in life. But, what I really like to do is take 1 heaping tablespoon of bulk  AC and put it into a quart jar, fill the jar with filtered water, shake before use and take a big gulp of this concoction as-needed.

* Activated charcoal is for OCCASIONAL USE only. Long-term daily use is NOT recommended as AC absorbs a small to moderate amount of healthy nutrients along with absorbing toxins.

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Colicky baby rescue

Doesn't have to be...

Doesn’t have to be…

Colicky baby. Spitting up, fussy, restless, tight tummy. And once again some idiot doctor puts that infant on Prilosec! This is criminal at best because they just hooked that baby on medications for life… Well here’s a simple and natural solution that I have counseled hundreds of new mommies with. First, give the baby some Primadophilus probiotic daily. Empty the capsule and wipe the powder into the baby’s mouth or mix it into something the baby will gum up and swallow. Second, boil up some raw ginger root – 1 cup of chopped root to 1 quart of water boiled for 5 minutes. Cool the ginger tea and give the baby about 3tbs straight up in 2oz of water or blended into about 4oz of watered down apple juice. Easy Peasy! No medications needed (except to calm down the frenzied pediatrician who says old timey remedies don’t work.)

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How I make kombucha tea

The big deal:

Funny sounding but tastes great!

Funny sounding but tastes great!

Who knew that kombucha tea contains glucosamines which are both a natural treatment and preventive for all forms of arthritis?  Kombucha tea also promotes liver detoxification and reduces pancreatic load for natural cancer treatment.

President Reagan even drank Kombucha to halt the spread of his cancer in 1987 and went on to live another 17 years.

Because kombucha is a fermented wonder-drink, it brings improved digestion, fights candida overgrowth, and brings mental clarity and mood stability. It even reduces and helps eliminate the symptoms of fibromyalgia! Drink it every day and within one week you should notice increased energy levels that come with the influx of healthy antioxidants and improved immune function.

Kombucha benefits have been long studied and proven throughout Europe but, of course, grossly ignored by Western main-stream medicine.

How I make my own kombucha tea

You can always buy some kombucha at the local health food store, but how about making your own healthy powerhouse for about $1 a gallon? That’s what I do.

I already have a scoby to reuse from the last batch of kombucha I made (scoby is the pancake-looking growth that floats in the tea while brewing – I bought my scoby online for about $5). I first make about a gallon of black tea/green tea/decaf green tea/chamomile or whatever flavor I am dreaming of that week by taking the equivalent of about 8 teabags, heat in water, steep and strain, just like normal tea. I then add one generous cup of organic cane sugar, stir it in and cool the whole concoction to 90 degrees or lower. Now I pour the tea into a gallon jar – leaving 2-3 cups of room in the jar for the next part where I take about 2 cups of my last kombucha brew along with the scoby and add them to the gallon jar of tea. I then cover the jar with a thin cloth or coffee filter held in place by a rubber-band so the brew can breathe but be protected from dust and the random fruit fly. I simply push the new batch to a secluded place on my kitchen counter and in about 7 or 8 days, VIOLA! Kombucha heaven

Flavor check

How do I know when my kombucha is ready to pour up? I slip a straw beside and underneath the scoby in the jar to sip-check the flavor. If it is not to my liking after seven days, I can let it ferment another day or two. Hint: the longer kombucha ferments, the more vinegar-like the flavor becomes.

When harvesting my kombucha, I fish out the scoby which has pretty much doubled in size. Now I actually have two scobies for yet another gallon batch extra, or to give one away, or to feed to the chickens. I save two cups or so of fresh brew to add to the next  batch along with the scoby. I pour the remaining kombucha into smaller glass bottles, cap and refrigerate.

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About that cookware

The big deal:

Cooking on teflon is just sad...

Cooking on teflon is just sad…

Cookware is a MAJOR source of toxic heavy metals!  You would think that stainless steel would be the best cookware but stainless steel is actually porous and allows base metals to leach through into the food. Titanium is not porous and protects food from metal contamination during cooking.

Two huge common denominators found in all cancer cells are aluminum and iron.

Aluminum has absolutely no known, positive function in human biology. Instead, aluminum causes biocompaction in cellular chromatin and because it interferes with normal genetic expression, it is directly related to cell and cancer pathology.

Aluminum has its most insidious effect on humans when they are in an acidic state.

Iron is a mineral that we can’t live with and we can’t live without… In the cancer conspiracy, iron is one of the deadliest and destructive moles in our body’s security defenses. This is because iron is the most widely accepted mineral in the body that easily combines with oxygen in the absence and deficiency of other critical minerals. Iron then disrupts enzymic function and wreaks havoc in natural cellular division – Aluminum + Iron = Cancer Soup!

But here is the nitty-gritty fact that causes a medical diagnosis of “iron deficiency”: Iron deficiency is actually a combination of copper toxicity and bio-unavailable iron. Because our diets are so refined, demineralized, and then “fortified with iron”, iron replaces other missing vital minerals causing enzyme dysfunction. Iron stealthily and easily replaces absent vital minerals like zinc, copper, manganese, and others in thousands of enzyme binding sites.

The biggest single source of excess iron consumption is found in refined wheat flour products.

Teflon is perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and it gets stuck permanently both in the environment and in your body. PFOA is a toxicant and carcinogen that has been detected in the blood of more than 98% of the US population. Exposure to this chemical has been associated with increased cholesterol, uric acid levels, preeclampsia, heart disease, liver damage, thyroid trouble, neurological disorders, chronic kidney disease and kidney cancer.

Cooking your food

Your health is greatly influenced by the food you eat and how you cook it. The nutrient density of food can be easily damaged by overheating foods along with introducing health-damaging chemicals and heavy metals that leach into it from cookware. Heavy metals from cookware alter enzymes and tastes and ultimately end up in your body.

You can buy the very best organic food and damage the nutrients and even inadvertently turn it into poison by cooking it wrong.

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Cinnamon beats Diabetes, Alzheimers, Ecoli, Depression

Cinnamon beats Diabetes, Alzheimers, Ecoli, Depression

Now that's what I'm talking about!

Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Full of calcium and fiber, cinnamon is one of the oldest known spices, is mentioned in the Bible and was used in ancient Egypt as medicine, beverage flavoring and an even as an embalming agent. The spice cinnamon comes from the bark of an evergreen tree and is cultivated widely in Vietnam, China, Burma, and Laos just for its bark and the oils found in the bark.  Harvested from the inner of bark on the tree branches, raw cinnamon curls up into quills which are then cut into sticks to be ground into the spice form.

Once upon a time in ancient Rome, cinnamon was worth more than silver.

Cinnamon: Not just a spice!

Cinnamon is well known for its wonderful digestive properties as it “heats up” and helps the processes of digestion and metabolism. Cinnamon helps regulate blood sugar by balancing blood insulin in diabetics and has actually been proven to be eight times more potent than the diabetic drug, Acarbose  – – WITHOUT the negative side effects of Big Pharma drugs. In one recent study, volunteers reduced their blood sugar levels by as much as 29% with cinnamon in just 40 days. That’s with NO drugs, NO diet changes—just plain old cinnamon!

According to traditional Chinese medicine, cinnamon helps improve the body’s “fire”.

Natural Alzheimer’s Treatment

 Researchers from Tel Aviv University found that extracts from cinnamon bark inhibit the toxic amyloid polypeptide oligomers and fibrils (brain plaque formations) that have been found in Alzheimer`s Disease. In lab testing, cinnamon reduced β-amyloid plaques, improved mental cognition, extended Alzheimer’s victim’s longevity and quality of life as it also helped recover locomotion defects.

Antibacterial Cinnamon

 Professor Daniel Fung at Kansas State says cinnamon has the ability to kill bacteria, including the deadly E.coli 0157:H7 (one of the most virulent food-borne microorganisms that exists today) and by extension has antimicrobial effects on other common food-borne bacteria such as Salmonella and Campylobacter.

Did you know that cinnamon can stop vomiting and relieve nausea?

 Depression champion/Irritability fighter/Mood Enhancer

Ancient folklore says the smell of Cinnamon is the best cure for the winter blues. Just the aroma of cinnamon is relaxing enough to help stabilize moods. One cinnamon study found that the scent of Cinnamon reduces driver irritability when caught in traffic jams.  Participants in another study chewed cinnamon gum or even just smelled the sweet spice to improve moods. (In this study researchers noted that one “side effect” was that cognitive tests revealed that those who used cinnamon had better memory functions and could process information more quickly.) However, the most effective way that cinnamon can boost moods and actually cure depression is by removing bad bacteria from the gut that makes you more susceptible to both irritability and depression.

The cure is in your cupboard

Cinnamaldehyde in cinnamon can also help prevent strokes by assisting with blood platelet regulation. Other benefits of cinnamon are: antiviral, antifungal and anti-parasitic actions, improved colon health, boosted brain function, natural cancer treatment and more! As a cancer fighter, cinnamon slows tumor growth while inhibiting inflammatory markers connected to cancer proliferation.

What kind and how much cinnamon

Which is best: Ceylon cinnamon, Saigon cinnamon, cinnamomum zeylanicum or regular grocery store variety cinnamon? Interestingly, the grocery store variety known as cinnamomum cassia works the best in most research studies and clinical trials.

For health maintenance, take one or two 500 mg capsules of cinnamon with every meal. Bake with it, drink cinnamon in tea or sprinkle a little cinnamon on your toast, cereal, oatmeal, or sliced apples. Diffuse the essential oil of cinnamon into the air and maybe put a drop of oil on each earlobe. For critical health recovery, double-down!

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Oral contraceptives reduce cancer mortality rates – maybe

Not a chill pill

Not a chill pill

Anyone read the headlines about the latest Big Pharma miracle? It seems that oral contraceptives are lowering the death rate from ovarian cancer. If you think it sounds just a little too darn good to be true, you’re right… What they are shouting about is that (maybe, and just possibly) because women are taking more chemical contraceptives than before, death by ovarian cancer rates have dropped by a whopping (but relative percentage of) 16%! Uh, any statistician knows that relative rates and numbers are not equal to real numbers folks. What those skewed numbers actually mean is that the occurrence of this kind of cancer death has dropped by about 1 death per every 111,000 women – over the last few decades. Not really something to brag about when oral contraceptives cause nasty side-effects in about 1 out of 5 women – which include severe depression leading to suicide, collapse, stroke, heart attack, and death among many other things. Heck, thrombosis in oral contraceptive users leaps by up to 500% bringing its own brand of misery, blood clots, strokes, heart attacks, blindness, brain damage, and death in ALL ages of users. Did you know that in 2013 Bayer alone paid out over 1 billion smackers to settle lawsuits over death and carnage caused by Yaz and Yasmin? This Big Pharma “success report” was all smoke and mirrors peeps and I’m mad about it.

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Childhood asthma that we caused!

Misguided trust caused this...

Misguided trust caused this…

Did you know that over one in three American kids are given Tylenol (acetaminophen) at least once a month? How about this factoid: Researchers looking at 320,000 kids found that 11% of all kids had breathing problems. So, what do these two statistics have in common? Kids who were given acetaminophen just once a month had DOUBLE the risk of breathing problems. No wonder asthma in children is spiraling out of control. Oh, you were simply following the doctor’s orders and “doing the right thing” but ended up harming your child and gave them asthma… Let me clinch this with just one more factoid: The asthma epidemic of the new millennium actually took off back in the 1980s when doctors stopped giving aspirin to children with fevers, reaching instead for acetaminophen (at Big Pharma’s warm and fuzzy recommendation of course). The doctors only did this after it was finally admitted that aspirin was linked to Reye’s syndrome in children. Today, even though dozens of studies have supported this asthma/acetaminophen link, the doctor-recommended Tylenol still rules and asthma rates keep right on rising.

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Salve recipe for deep tissue healing

Natural salve recipe:

All natural healing salve

All natural healing salve

Arthritis, aching joints, broken bones, injured ligaments, torn muscles? Here is a wonderful home recipe for salve using herbs and oil that will deliver nutrients and healing agents into deep body tissue within minutes!

Warm ½ cup of coconut oil in jar in a double boiler until it is liquid (don’t boil the oil). Mix 2 tbs of DMSO into the oil along with either 5,000 mg of the herb arnica or 20 drops of the tincture of arnica. Put a lid on the jar and shake well. Shake the jar every few minutes until the coconut oil gels again. Use this for a medicinal salve. The coconut oil is comprised of medium chain fatty acids and other nutrients that help deep tissues. Arnica is an ancient Chinese herb that helps heal tendons, ligaments and bones. DMSO is an amazing natural transporter that will help carry the nutrients through the skin and deep into the tissues.

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Surviving and thriving with iodine

How potassium iodide can make the difference between surviving and thriving after disaster

The big deal:

Pray to God it doesn't come down to this...

Pray to God it doesn’t come down to this…

Iodine is critical for every cell in the human body to function normally. When our bodies are deficient of elemental iodine and potassium iodide, the cells, transporters and related enzymes will allow other halogens, similar in atomic structure, like bromine, fluorine or chlorine to enter into the missing iodine key-lock pathway. The more deficient in iodine a person is, the more bromine, fluorine and chlorine toxic they become.

Iodine is absorbed in the gut and excess is excreted in the urine. A majority of iodine in the human body is stored in the thyroid gland. The completely healthy adult thyroid gland traps and cycles about 60 mcg of iodine per day just to make thyroid hormones. In the event of insufficient iodine, the thyroid gland enlarges in size (a condition known as goiter) to trap more iodine.

Following a radiological or nuclear event, radioactive iodine released into the air is breathed into the lungs. Radioactive iodine also contaminates local food supplies to invade the body through food or drink. Once inside the body, the thyroid quickly absorbs the radioactive iodine, injuring the thyroid gland. The biggest threat is that radioactive iodine from nuclear fallout quickly permeates and injures anyone that is iodine deficient.

In the case of remote fallout of radioactive iodine from a nuclear event (like Fukushima) the body of the average American will need about 15mg of iodine a day to help prevent radioactive iodine from going to the thyroid gland.

Stable iodine (potassium iodide) deters radioactive iodine from assimilating in the thyroid gland – while also attaching to cellular thyroid receptors in every cell. Stable iodine protects the thyroid, breast, prostate and ovary glands as well as other tissues in the body from radiation – that is, if iodine is present in sufficient quantities…

Research indicates that if a person is iodine deficient, it takes about three months to absorb enough iodine while taking 50 mg of iodine daily and a whole year taking just 12.5 mg.

How iodine works:
Thyroid hormones play a critical role in cancer prevention, maintaining allergy barriers, sustaining mental clarity and capacity, regulating sex drive, supplying good mental health and sustaining general health and well-being. In children, thyroid hormones play crucial and decisive roles in metabolism, growth and brain development. Thyroid hormones are especially important during fetal development and early childhood. Even a small change in thyroid levels during these developmental periods affecting IQ and motor skill development in children.

According to Dr. David Brownstein, this is a serious problem because over 90 percent of people in North America are iodine deficient, leaving them incredibly vulnerable to radioactive iodine from any source.

Thyroid hormones are made from the amino acid tyrosine and the mineral iodine. Tyrosine is the “T” in the thyroid hormone designation T-1, T-2, T-3 or T-4. Iodine makes up the numeral designation of 1, 2, 3 or 4 iodine atoms, depending on whether it is T-1, T-2, T-3 or T-4, respectively. T-3 and T-4 hormones regulate the body temperature and metabolic rate of every cell in your body. This directly correlates to how well you metabolize your oxygen.

Cancer is always associated with lower oxygen metabolism and lower thermogenesis (heat production).

Endocrine disruptors jam thyroid hormone receptor sites to prevent proper thyroid function. Some of which are: Plasticizers (BPA), heavy metals (mercury, lead, amalgam fillings), Parabens (shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, lotions, cleansers, body wash), triclosan, insecticides, fire retardants, chlorinated/fluoridated water, pharmaceuticals (antibiotics, statin drugs, vaccines, SSRIs), sanitary supplies (Kotex, Q-tips, gauze bandages, eye-drops, contact solution), diapers, brominated food products, fumigated fruits and vegetables, carmel color, soy products, gluten.

Uses for SSKI (super saturated potassium iodide)

Hypothyroidism (5 drops daily in drink but cut back if/when heart palpitations occur at night); Cold, flu and virus treatment – including Ebola (10 drops in drink daily); Cold sore, canker sore and herpes treatment (one drop directly on sore, preferably upon initial outbreak); Wound treatment (directly on wound as 10% Povidine Iodine or dilute 1 drop of SSKI in carrier oil or water and apply); Dementia disorders (10 drops in drink daily, cut back with heart palpitations); Cancer treatment (consult an experienced naturopath). Medical X-ray exposure (take 10 drops in drink daily1 week prior and after exposure, wear a thyroid collar for procedure); Direct radiation exposure from thermonuclear event (10 drops in drink every 4 hours and cut back with heart palpitations);

How to make your own SSKI
Thoroughly mix SSKI crystals little-by-little into a small amount of water until the water won’t absorb any more SSKI but leaves some crystals undissolved in the bottom. Pour the liquid into a dropper bottle. Each drop if liquid SSKI should now have 50mg or so of potassium iodide in them.

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Surviving and thriving with baking soda

How to thrive after you survive using baking soda

The big deal:

A gotta have for disaster preparedness

A gotta have for disaster preparedness

After surviving a nuclear or chemical attack or event, the kidneys are the first organs distressed and damaged from chemical, uranium and radiation exposure. Military guidelines suggest doses of sodium bicarbonate to help alkalinize the kidneys and body when this happens. In technical terms, sodium bicarbonate renders the uranyl ion less kidney-toxic while promoting excretion of the bound and now inert uranium-carbonate or other toxic complexes.

So strong is the sodium bicarbonate to uranium affinity that common Baking Soda cleans soil contaminated with uranium by binding with uranium and separating it from the dirt.

Baking Soda for cancer treatment: Baking Soda – AKA: Sodium bicarbonate – is an excellent natural chemotherapy agent. Baking Soda literally dissolves some tumors on contact. Baking Soda brings higher oxygen levels directly into the cells of the body which spells doom for oxygen-sensitive tumors. Baking Soda also increases alkalinity to the cells and most cancers cannot survive alkaline conditions.

Baking Soda cures kidney disease: Baking Soda is the most basic and most effective medicine for treating kidney disease ever. Patients on long-term dialysis with kidney failure have had kidneys miraculously start functioning to the point where dialysis was no longer needed soon after starting a Baking Soda regimen. Recent research at the Royal London Hospital also shows that Baking Soda dramatically slows the progress of chronic kidney disease.

Baking Soda fights chronic acid reflux: Hydrochloric acid (HCL) is made in the stomach lining. The stomach takes sodium chloride (salt) and breaks it down into HCL and sodium bicarbonate. The first part – HCL – sterilizes food, ionizes minerals and breaks down proteins in the stomach. The second part – sodium bicarbonate – enters the blood to circulate through the body and flush acids out of the connective tissues. When there is not enough sodium bicarbonate in the body, the stomach has to produce more HCL to make more sodium bicarbonate, resulting in overproduction of stomach acid. Since HCL and sodium bicarbonate are both made from sodium chloride, processed-demineralized table salt and the infamous low-salt diet actually drive the body into acidosis.

Make your own home remedy antacid by mixing half a teaspoon of baking soda in four ounces of water to ease heartburn and stomach distress.

Some of the many uses for Baking Soda: This cheap and highly effective household product works for baking, cleaning, treating acid indigestion and reflux, bee stings, asthma, cancer and kidney disease. For personal care Baking Soda works as a toxin-free deodorant and toothpaste. It also works as a small fire extinguisher for fires that might erupt on the stove or barbecue grill and can be used to put out flames without contaminating the food. Sprinkle Baking Soda inside shoes and boots to help neutralize odors. Slugs in your garden? Kill them with a small sprinkle of non-poisonous Baking Soda!

Make your own aluminum-free, non-toxic, all-natural underarm deodorant by mixing 1tsp Baking Soda with 1/2pint of warm organic coconut oil. Put in a few drops of your favorite essential oil and/or several lemon drops for aroma. Shake well every few minutes until coconut oils gels. Apply sparingly to underarms as needed.

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Surviving and thriving with vitamin C

Surviving or thriving? How to find natural sources for vitamin C

Orange you happy about this?

Orange you happy about this?

The big deal:

In 1534, when the French explorer Jacques Cartier lost many of his crew to scurvy before they landed at the Saint Lawrence River. Native Americans saved the survivors with a vitamin C tea made from Pine needles.

1753, James Lind showed how to prevent and cure clinical scurvy with citrus fruits, which contain vitamin C. Unfortunately, 100,000 British Navy sailors died of scurvy until all the old “experts” had expired and were replaced by new-thinkers. It even took the British merchant marine 118 years to figure this out. New ideas, even lifesaving ones are typically ignored by the experts even though proven correct.

Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for vitamin C

RDA means Ridiculously Deficient Amounts! For a healthy adult male there is an RDA of 95mg of vitamin C. But an RDA of 95 mg vitamin C is insanely low. Mammals that produce their own vitamin C and weigh about 150lbs (close to human weight) produce up to 14,000 mg per day! If under stress or sick they produce much more.

Oranges have about 70mg, lemons about 50mg and limes about 30mg of vitamin C.

Fir needle and pine needles to the rescue!

Fir and pine needle tea has long been a favorite of traditional folk and indigenous peoples – both for its refreshing flavor, vitalizing electrolytes and also for medicinal value.

Made correctly, fir and pine needle tea contains up to 4-5 times the Vitamin C of one lemon while being high in Vitamin A content. As an expectorant/decongestant this tea thins mucus secretions It also makes an excellent antiseptic wash when cooled.

So, not only can it taste good, but it’s good for you! Every variety of fir, pine and even spruce has its own distinct flavor to impart. Experiment with them all to see which needles you like best. Mix and match if you are really adventurous!

Step-by-step Instructions for making fir or pine needle tea:

  • Collect a small bundle of green needles, (the younger the better). A small handful will be plenty.
  • Remove any of the brown, papery sheaths that may remain at the base of the needles. (They just pull right off.)
  • Chop the needles into small bits, about ¼ to ½ inch long.
  • Heat about a cup of water to just before boiling.
  • Pour the hot water over about a tablespoon of the chopped needles.
  • Cover and steep for 10 minutes or more.
  • Strain and enjoy your delicious tea!

Sun tea made from fir or pine needle:

Add 2 handfuls of tips in a quart jar and cover with room temperature water.  Place in sunshine for 3-8 hours.  Strain and drink straight, or mix with lemon or lime juice and sweetener.

Other super vitamin C sources:

Dandelion – Eat the washed raw leaves in salads, or drink dandelion coffee. Ideal for alcohol damaged livers, as it replenishes the liver with vitamin A – which alcohol depletes at a rapid rate. Dandelion also contains vitamins BI, B2, and C. The leaves are rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper, as well as sodium. Dandelion tea contains choline, which breaks down fat in foods, making it ideal for people who don’t want to starve while on a diet! When the dandelion is in full bloom, the sap from the stem can be applied onto warts daily day for about one week to remove them without chemicals.

Fermented cabbage (Sauerkraut) is an excellent winter source of vitamin C as well as a superior cancer-fighter and colon-healer. Sauerkraut is also an excellent mood enhancer. Crush cabbage with a wooden utensil while adding salt liberally (about 2tbs for medium head). Place in jar and cover contents with water. Rubber band a coffee filter over the mouth and store in a cool (not cold) dark place for one week or more depending on taste


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Gene Wilder killed by Alzheimer’s

Death by flu shot??

Death by flu shot??

Movie legend Gene Wilder succumbs to Alzheimer’s! He was 83 years old. Now, at this point you may want to learn a few things about Alzheimer’s. Did you know that by the time you reach your 80’s there is already a 50/50 chance that you, like Gene Wilder will be diagnosed with this dementia disease. But here’s a fact about Alzheimer’s that will just churn your butter: If you are over the age of 55 and always get your annual flu shot for 5 years in a row, the odds of you coming up with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis shoots up a whopping 1,000%! So, I the real question is – is our over medicalized society causing massive health failures? If you are a doctor it sounds like good business to me…


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It’s just a football game!

Know what’s depressing? If you are a Dallas Cowboy’s fan, it would sadden you deeply to be beat by the Seahawks! But don’t reach for the antidepressants over a football game. In fact, when the doc offers you a “chill-pill” for anything without telling you that the side-effects are worse than anything else that could happen, don’t walk, run the other way. Seek alternatives if you want true recovery from depression. Find out more by reading this article:

Poor Dallas Cowboys! Better luck next time...

Poor Dallas Cowboys! Better luck next time…

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Juan Gabriel dies from a heart attack

Juan Gabriel

Juan Gabriel

There is some very sad news today with the passing away of the music legend Juan Gabriel.  The 66 year old singer  succumbed to a massive heart attack. I don’t know whether or not this was brought on by low thyroid, but this is the first thing that comes to my mind because hypothyroidism increases the risk for heart disease along with overall risk of death from all causes. This is because the thyroid hormones T4 and T3 are both related to heart disease as they directly affect the heart rate along with the amount of blood capacity pumped by the heart throughout the body. Thyroid hormones do this by relaxing the muscles of the blood vessels to keep them open and flowing freely as they keep the heart pumping steady and strong. You can lower your risk of dying from heart disease by paying close attention to your thyroid health. Not with the blood test though – they lie. Use you basal temperature for an accurate view of your thyroid health. Read about it here! This article could save your life:

When the thyroid doesn't work, nothing works...

When the thyroid doesn’t work, nothing works…

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Avoiding the HPV vaccine

Do you know what’s more obnoxious than the total amount of Google searches for Leslie Jones’s nude photos these days? It’s gotta be the pressure you’ll get from your child’s doctor to shoot-up your adolescent little girl with the dangerous HPV vaccine. If you think that’s bad enough – how about another shot-in-the-arm for your nine year old boy? As it turns out, the HPV vaccine is one flawed vaccine series you really want to avoid at all costs. So flawed that the Japanese government and other countries have stopped recommending this vaccine at all. Read this article to find out why:

A shot in the dark...

HPV vaccine: A shot in the dark…

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Healthy Hunger Games

While the amazing actress Jennifer Lawrence rakes in the millions upon millions for her role in the movie Hunger Games, a real life and death Hunger Games for our reality in this world would be the subtitles: Fasting for Life and Health; Fasting for Natural Disease Treatment; Fasting for Natural Cancer Treatment. If we eat until we are sick we must fast until we are well again.

Fasting for health or for weight control

Fasting for health or for weight control

#jenniferlawrence #hungergames #fasting #cancertreatment


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Making billions from prostate cancer

This week’s headlines read: Pfizer to Buy Medivation for $14 Billion! The drug manufacturer, Medivation, is the maker of still another questionable and health-wrecking prostate cancer drug. Why is Pfizer buying this company for $billions? Simple, because this company will make Pfizer even more billions. But where does all that ridiculous amount of money come from? Why, from the consumer of course! Here’s why: Pretty much one out of two people in America will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lifetime. It’s a genuine money train, a proverbial cash cow – a genuine means for fleecing the sheople……

#xtandi #medivation #pfizer #prostatecancer #drugs #chemo

This aughta scare you!

This aughta scare you!

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Cheap candles hurt your health

I always avoid the cheap and highly superficial candle aisles in any Big Box store along with those Yankee Candle stores because the unnatural smells make my nose-smeller go out on overload. How can this be you ask? It is all chemicals! Fake baked cookies, counterfeit English rose or concocted white jasmine. They all overwhelm my poor schnozz. But here’s the bigger problem: what you don’t smell when you light off these evil Ninja assassins can definitely kill you. For one thing, fake candles emit endocrine-disrupting, cancer-causing phthalates that confuse your hormones and screw with your thyroid. Did you know that the chemical limonene (used for citrus scents) turns into formaldehyde when it blends with the air? Sniff that all day long for a while and tell us what kind of cancer you develop (NOT recommended…) In fact, pretty much ALL cheap candles, perfumes, air fresheners, and related junk contain a multiplicity of horrible chemicals that are completely unregulated for this type of use. And you won’t find limonene, phthalates, or other volatile compounds listed on the labels because, guess why, yep! There are no requirements to list chemicals in your crappy candles. Solution: Spend the megabucks and buy100% beeswax candles scented with essential oils instead. Yah, I know, good things aren’t cheap but cheap things aren’t good – especially where your health is concerned.

Your nose knows better!

Your nose knows better!

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Your child, your choice

America has the highest child vaccination rate in the world and yet there are 33 other countries with better infant survival rates. That’s right! The good old USA has the 34th worst infant survival rate in spite of its highest rate of vaccinations. America also ranks dead last compared to many countries on overall degenerative diseases (pun intended). We are being vaccinated to death – not health. Here are the facts: In1950 children received 3 vaccines before entering school. By 1983, they were hit with10 recommended vaccines by the age of 6. In 2010, we saw a whopping 68 vaccines for school age kids with over half of them given by the age of a year and a half. Now In 2016, the vaccine schedule has ballooned to 74 for school-age children. Meanwhile, autism, learning disabilities, autoimmune diseases, food allergies, chronic ailments, and child obesity rates have all risen exponentially. Think I’m wrong here? Keep doing what you are doing and you will keep getting what you are getting…

It's your child and it's your choice

It’s your child and it’s your choice

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Are you ready to bug-out?

Nuclear disaster? What’s in your emergency bug-out bag? A prepper must-have for medium to long-term survival after any cataclysmic disaster is lots of iodine. Remember what happened after Fukushima? Iodine was bought up within hours and was not available for months afterwards. Having a few bottles of Povidine Iodine around for topical wound treatment could be a critical life saver. How about some high-potency iodide drops for protecting your thyroid from radioactive fallout? Iodide drops are also handy for purifying water, cellular-level wound support, boosting the immune system and killing just about any pathogen topically. Cheap to make too! Buy a few small containers of scientific iodide (SSKI) for your personal survival hoard. Keep them sealed and dry until you need them. Activate the iodide by mixing SSKI crystals little-by-little into 2oz of water until the water won’t absorb any more crystals. At this point there will be a little undissolved SSKI in the bottom of the liquid. Pour the liquid into a dropper bottle. Each precious drop of liquid iodide will deliver around 50mg or so of potassium iodide. That’s a lot of iodide!

Never happen? I wouldn't bet my life on it.

Never happen? I wouldn’t bet my life on it.

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