The physician Luke from the bible was recorded by a personal scribe to have prescribed activated charcoal (AC) to a traveling merchant for intestinal upset. Ancient Egyptians and Hindus, Native Americans and Victorian England also used AC mixed in water to sooth stomach ills. Charcoal biscuits have been used for centuries as an antidote to smelly flatulence. AC is used today in hospitals for emergency treatment for poisoning and is a great home-remedy for stomach and intestinal bugs, colic, infant jaundice, general indigestion and heartburn, tooth pain, acne and bug bites. AC even whitens teeth by pulling stain-causing elements from tooth enamel when used along with glycerin-free toothpaste. AC is readily available at health food stores and even in pharmacies. Not many people know that AC reduces food allergy symptoms by binding to offending proteins that the body can’t break down, such as gluten, dairy, egg, peanut, soy, and other allergens. Caveats: AC is for occasional use only and is not a remedy or a cure for severe anaphylactic allergy reactions by itself. You can take between 1,000 and 2,000mg of AC with water up to 4 times daily, as needed. I keep some mixed up in a quart jar of water – ready to shake and drink.
Keep it handy for emergencies!
How many times does something need to fail before repeating it becomes insanity? Medical madness seems to think at least 7 times. Yes 7 vaccinations against pertussis is what they think will finally ‘protect’ a child against whooping cough. Uh, maybe it isn’t going to work because two very recent studies have found a vast majority of people getting sick with whooping cough are actually up to date with their immunizations… One study by Kaiser Permanente found the pertussis vaccine effectiveness to be as low as 24%. Even so, mucky mucks at the CDC are still shaming/blaming people and their children who are not up to date with their immunizations for the spread of the disease. Here’s a thinker for you: What if the vaccination is spreading the very disease it is ‘protecting’ children against? This is a phenomena called shedding – where a freshly vaccinated child sheds the vaccination form of the disease and spreads it around like peanut butter. FYI: Children with a vitamin A deficiency fare the worst during a bout with whooping cough.
If it doesn’t work – don’t fix it??
Do you want to know what can make your blood pressure rocket? Eat out, get high blood pressure. This is according to a new study at Duke-NUS Medical School that shows the correlation between meals eaten away from home and high blood pressure. Why? Because eating out brings higher caloric intake, higher saturated fat intake and higher processed salt intake – among things. So, do you think that this only applies to crusties (old folks)? Well, this study was done on otherwise healthy college kids and statistical analysis found pre-hypertension rates jumped by 6% with just one meal eaten out per week but climbed steadily to 38% with more than 12 meals taken away from home per week. The stats also showed that the more people eat out, the higher the body mass index rose, the lower the physical activity levels became and the likelihood of smoking escalated. What should all this information this tell us? That our pre-hypertension and hypertension problem is more about our lifestyles and modifying our lifestyles would bring a subsequent drop in blood pressure disorders.
Raises my BP just thinking about it!
Americans pay up to 100% more for cancer drug treatments than patients in other countries – meanwhile, since 2000, the average cost of treatment in the US has also grown 100%. The number of people with cancer has also grown 100% for many cancer types since the 1950’s. A whopping 50% of all people will now have cancer in their lifetime. A few more years and that number will also reach right at 100%…
Cancer is not spreading as fast as the cost – yet…
Cloves and the powers of eugenol: Cloves have amazing natural medicinal properties. Being both antiseptic and anesthetic in nature, cloves actually numb toothaches and help heal teeth and gums naturally. A study in the Journal of Dentistry showed that cloves worked just as well as the side-effect causing Big Pharma drug benzocaine (in Anbesol and Orajel) when it came to treating toothache and gum infection pain. Seems that we have too soon forgotten how dentists a few decades ago relied on cloves for treating teeth and gum problems… But that is not all that cloves do! They also fight intestinal parasites, candida, viruses and gut dysbiosis while helping build a healthier immune system and naturally freshening breath. You can eat whole cloves or ground up cloves with food or place them directly on a toothache, gum problems. Clove oil has high concentrations of eugenol and can be a very effective in a compress for skin lesions when cut with olive oil. Don’t overdo cloves though as they are a highly potent herbal medicine when used in small quantities but can cause liver and respiratory problems if ingested in consistently large amounts.
Works better than drugs because there are no side-effects!
The spin doctor is in! SIDS rates are declining and actually fell 90% in 2001. That’s big news and that’s what they want you to believe. But a closer inspection of infant deaths shows that the same period had a significant rise in infant deaths attributed to ‘suffocation in bed’ and ‘unknown causes.’ In fact, the total post-neonatal mortality rate has hardly changed at all. Today, the trend is for the death-certifier (who previously classified these incidences as SIDS death) to call it ‘suffocation,’ or ‘unknown’ or ‘unspecified death’. The Back to Sleep campaign dropped the SIDS rates by 8.6% but raised the ‘suffocation in bed’ incidences by 11.2% – (along with bringing on yet another disorder: flat head syndrome). Dr. William Torch of the University of the Nevada School of Medicine reports that, out of 103 children’s death from SIDS, two-thirds of them died within three weeks of having been immunized with DPT vaccine. On a related note, did you know that a mere 100 mg a day of vitamin C given to an infant prevents SIDS?
You can make any numbers look great with the right spin. ;-)
Did you know that in 2012, consumers set a new record for buying highly processed foods? In fact, over 80% of food calories purchased in one study were ready-to-heat/ready-to-eat products which tend to be much higher in bad fats, GMOs, cheap sugars and over-processed salt than other less-processed foods. Unfortunately for consumers, Big Grocery food scientists have purposefully concocted the right combinations of sugars, fats, salt and “flavorings” in processed foods to actually promote overeating along with repeat purchases – which ultimately contributes to obesity and poor health. Convenience, perceived affordability and designer tastes prevail to win the average consumer over invest in highly processed foods over minimally processed foods. Here’s the hook: Because of this rampant problem, studies are now suggesting that to improve the overall poor food nutrient profiles in the US, food manufacturers need “incentives” to improve the nutritional quality of their products. How much money will this retrogressive thinking cost the hapless taxpayer to fix the unfixable problem that stems from corporate greed?
Ready to heat – ready to eat – ready to get sick?
Ever heard of adrenal fatigue? Some 80% of people will suffer from adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. What is adrenal fatigue? The adrenal glands above the kidneys secrete over 50 different hormones that are essential for life and well-being. Among these 50 are adrenaline, cortisol, progesterone and testosterone that are critical for producing energy, balancing electrolytes, storing fat and dealing with stress. When your adrenal glands get overworked and undernourished, adrenal fatigue is the result. Now you feel tired for no reason, stressed out, have morning fatigue and mid-afternoon sleepiness, decreased sex drive, depression, weight gain around the waist, pain levels rising, you become forgetful, your body temperature drops and you crave unhealthy snacks. Worse yet, your immune system tanks making you more susceptible to chronic diseases and cancer. Any of these symptoms sound familiar? Start on the road to adrenal recovery by eliminating stress from your life, improve the diet, exercise and take some really good multivitamins. Classic Chinese Medicine herbs like Ashwagandha, Rhodiola and Astragalus are also perfect for adrenal support.
Yep, this is what it looks like…
Don’t feed the fungi trivia: Fungal infections are reported to kill over 1.5 million people a year worldwide and more than 40% of victims with a systemic Candida albicans infection will die. Diet is largely responsible for allowing fungi like Candida to live in the human gut and branch out through the whole body like the roots of a tree. Studies show that grapefruit seed extract is far more effective than the best chemicals big pharma has.
Eczema or fungus?
How about a toxic vaccine that fails over 99% of the time? Would you hurry in to get this vaccine that’s laced with aluminum and phenol? In 2014, a government committee stepped up to recommend that PCV13 – the pneumonia vaccine that is meant to prevent both pneumococcal disease and community acquired pneumonia – be injected into all adults over the age of 65. Well, a recent JAMA article shows that with the PCV13 vaccine, a whopping 27,800 people need to receive the vaccine just to prevent one case of pneumococcal disease – an absolute failure rate of 99.99%. The absolute failure rate for community acquired pneumonia prevention with this vaccine is 99.94%. Amazingly, Pfizer’s numbers in the same report shows a “relative risk” success rate of 45% with this same PCV13 vaccine. Despite all of these numbers, the latest medical guidelines advise doctors to push two of these whopper pneumococcal vaccine injections on every adult.
Be afraid. Be very afraid!
Organic lettuce packs some great health benefits health being rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants protect against free radical processes that cause cell damage in the body associated with various diseases. Lettuce contains several different antioxidants like phenolic acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins, along with vitamins A and C and other nutritious compounds. But not all lettuce is created equal. The color of the lettuce leaf actually tells you the speed at which their antioxidant compounds act. Recent study results show that the green-leaf lettuce contains water-soluble, antioxidant compounds that act at slow and intermediate kinetic speeds while the red-leaf lettuce has compounds with intermediate and rapid kinetic speeds. A semi-red-leaf has all three compounds; rapid, intermediate and slow speeds. The speeds the work at actually do not make one lettuce better than the other as we need all three antioxidants, but mixing all three together has an interesting potential for wonderful health benefits.
Fast antioxidants, slow antioxidants – we need them all.
Appetite rules: In an inane attempt to “protect” people from their own self destruction, Los Angeles has designed an ordinance intended to curtail obesity in low-income areas. How? By eliminating any new fast-food restaurant startups. But, the fast-food restrictions passed back in 2008 have actually heralded new and higher obesity rates that actually surpass the obesity rate increases in unregulated parts of the city. (The area subject to these fast food rules contains about 700,000 low-income residents). Access to cheap and highly superficial foods has become a birthright for all Americans. Predatory big food companies are lined up to rake in the coins tossed their direction by the feckless masses. Obesity is not a problem that laws and ordinances will fix. Man, by and large, is driven by appetite and not by common sense.
Pro 23:2 And put a knife to thy throat, if thou be a man given to appetite.
Really hip trivia: What’s the deal? The number of total hip replacements almost doubled in the last decade among 45-64 year oldsters according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. If you are 45 years old and already need a hip hacked out of your body and replaced, what the heck are you doing to yourself to get into that condition? This is just one more indicator of the declining health in America…
Hip trouble is getting younger and younger
Did you know that Argentina dispenses natural Pau d’Arco to patients with leukemia and cancer? Brazil sells Pau d’Arco for cancer treatment in herb stores as well as regular pharmacies. This is because Pau d’Arco is used in South America by doctors with great results in cancer treatment. The whole herb Pau d’Arco is rich in cancer-fighting compounds like lapachol, quinoids, benzenoids, flavonoids, and beta-lapachone making this wonder-herb anticandidal, antifungal, antiviral, antibacterial anti-inflammatory, antimalarial, antiparasitic, insecticidal, analgesic as well as antileukemic, antitumorous and anticancerous. Meanwhile, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the US wrongly declares that Pau d’Arco’s side effects are “too dangerous” for combating cancer… What the NCI is so het up about of course, is the totally synthetic and isolated big pharma version of Pau d’Arco’s naturally balanced lapachol – but they conveniently overlook that pesky and potentially costly detail. After all, if something natural works better than patented drug treatments AND the word got out – well, big pharma would lose a whole lot of credibility and money. Oh, I forgot to mention that Pau d’Arco is also anti-allergy, antiulcerous , anticoagulant, antidysenteric, antioxidant, anti-rheumatic, antivenin, astringent, cardiotonic, hepatotonic, and immunostimulant. I take mine daily in tea.
At risk: disrupting a multi-billion dollar medical cancer treatment scam…
Breast cancer survivors that go the conventional medicine route have more than a 50 times risk of now facing thyroid cancer. First the doctors slice and dice your lady parts then make you glow like a radium watch dial at night from a prolonged assault with radiation while they jack you over with chemotherapy drugs that make you sick enough to die – literally… Did you know that if you never get breast cancer, your risk of thyroid cancer is 0.3%? That’s 1 out of 300 ladies. BUT! If you are ever treated for breast cancer your 10-year chances for thyroid cancer leaps to 50 out of 300. This is IF you survive the treatments at all – which only 1.4% of chemo-treated breast cancer cases actually make it 5 years according to the publication Clinical Oncology. Truth be told, most breast tumors need no treatment at all. Breast cancer is merely a symptom of something gone awry in the body and chemotherapy, radiation and surgery never treat the root causes. If you are ever diagnosed with any type of cancer at all, beat feet to a good nutritionist post-haste and seek out a successful naturopathic physician experienced in natural cancer treatment. Or become a repeat cancer customer for the medical system until you are dead – or worse yet, sick, broke and left for dead.
The medical treatments on treat the symptoms – not the causes
Salt is not bad for you. It is only the kind of salt that is bad for you. Humans cannot live without salt! In fact, the connections between salt and cardiovascular disease are only partially true for morbidly obese people. The former president of the American Society of Hypertension even says that for people who were not overweight, “the more salt you eat, the less likely you are to die.” The Lancet concluded that people “who eat lots of salt live longer than those who avoid it.” (In that study, 25% percent of people who consumed the lowest amount of salt also had a higher risk of death.) An eight-year study of hypertensives in New York shows that those on low-salt diets had over four times as many heart attacks compared to normal sodium intake. The bible requires offerings to be seasoned with salt and many societies have used salt for currency. The old expression “not worth his salt” comes from the slave trade in ancient Greece. IMO, take all low sodium advice with a health pinch of salt – just make it good ole unrefined sea salt and not the nasty processed junk that is chemically altered.
Make mine Celtic Sea Salt!