THIS 1 WILL BLOW YOUR MIND

  

   When I created  this  website Back 0n December 21 2011.  I had one goal         in mind… if nothing else… lets make this project Solitarius (if  it  helps  one person then it did it’s job.)  As I began to talk to more  and  more people on Facebook about it. The general consensus states, we can wait for the world to change.  This lesson I learned  from one of our members and A Facebook friend… about spiritual truths!!!

Sometimes God will ask you to release the thing you want the most.  If you’ll pass that test, at some point, He’ll either give back what you had, or He’ll bring something better into your life!!!!

Hi Ken, I’m in England at the moment in Cornwall. I noticed this web site and thought  you might be interested in it.

From: st.louis@huesa.org
Dr. Cinda
http://www.huesa.org

Universal Energy  is a method to receive and send energy, (life force) and transfer it to yourself or others to promote healing. At the Basic Level you learn how to use your hands for the energy transfer and then later you can learn how       to transfer energy remotely. There are also meditation techniques to help you balance your mind, body and spirit.
Ephesians 6:16 above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
 When writing about putting on “the whole armor of God” in Ephesians 6, Paul begins to conclude the passage by repeating the concepts in Luke21:36—praying always and watching (verse 18). He says in verse 16: “. . .above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.” Albert Barnes’ New Testament Commentary explains these fiery darts:
  Paul here refers, probably, to the temptations of the great adversary, which are like fiery darts; or those furious suggestions of evil, and excitements to sin, which he may throw into the mind like fiery darts.
(1) that they come suddenly, like arrows sped from a bow;
(2) they come from unexpected quarters, like arrows shot suddenly from an enemy in ambush;
(4) they set the soul on fire, and enkindle the worst passions, as fiery darts do a ship or camp against which they are sent.
What happens when these fiery darts hit their target? The answer appears in James 1:13-15 (Contemporary English Version, CEV):
Don’t blame God when you are tempted! God cannot be tempted by evil, and he doesn’t use evil to tempt others. We are tempted by our own desires. That drag us off and trap us. Our desires make us sin, and when sin is finished with us, it leaves us dead. As Barnes says, these darts “enkindle the worst passions,” or as James says, “our desires.” Actually, these darts have been flying since the day we were born, doing their damage. Where is it better for us to deal with these darts: at the point of the shield or after they have hit their mark?
II Samuel 22:31 tells us what our shield is: “As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven;  He is a shield to all who trust in Him” (see also Genesis 15:1; Psalm 33:20; Proverbs 2:7). We are not the shield. Our faith is not the shield. God is the shield, using the same faith Jesus Christ had. If we let Him, God will protect us in our battles.
How do we erect this “shield of faith?” Notice these verses:
 Matthew 17:19-21: Then the disciples came to Jesus privately and said, “Why could we not cast it out?” So Jesus said     to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you. However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.”
Psalm 18:30 (CEV): Your way is perfect, Lord, and your word is correct.  You are a shield for those who run to you for help.
Along with fasting, Christ gives prayer as one of the antidotes to unbelief. David says that running to God for help, of which striving to
pray always is the essence, will allow Him to be our shield, our source of power and strength (II Corinthians 3:5; 4:7).
Notice the first part of Matthew 26:41 from the New Life Bible: “Watch and pray so that you will not be tempted. . . .” Jesus repeats the instruction in Luke 21:36 but shows that the same process will build the shield of faith to protect us from the fiery darts of temptation. Notice that the shield mentioned in Ephesians 6:16 can quench all the fiery darts— not some, not most, but all.
 Consider the great peace we would have if none of Satan’s fiery darts ever reached their intended target!
This sheds light on why Christ says in Matthew 11:30: “For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  He used every spiritual tool God makes available.   ~  Rebekah Elizabeth ~
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This is a time of compassion and a time of healing. Go within and connect with that part  of  yourself that knows how to heal.  It – is – possible.  Notice that you are in the process of healing. Discovering  your healing abilities —  those that are strong and powerful.  You are incredibly capable. Be willing to go to a new level to find abilities and capabilities that you were not aware of so you can truly heal yourself on all possible levels.

You are spirit, and being spirit, you are free to save yourself…and the world.  And so it is.

Let’s reaffirm:  I heal myself on all levels.      ~Louise Hay~

SO GO OUT AND HEAL FROM STAGE 4 TERMINAL CANCER   :)


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Halo Found HOPE

 BELOW IS A PHOTO OF ME ON LIFE SUPPORT – 4-1/2 YEARS AGO.            MIRACLES HAPPENGOD NEVER LEAVES OUR SIDE. 

 Machines beeping, the blur of medical staff running, a crash cart whizzing into an ICU room, was there any hope?

A young woman lay, packed in ice, as doctors attempted to somehow stop the swelling in her brain that threatened to take her life… and her family waited.

Six days turned into eight weeks.  She awoke to discover  that she was not the same.  She saw two of everything, couldn’t feel half of her face, couldn’t hear from one ear, and could not speak. She couldn’t even tell anyone that she felt hopeless… or could she?

IF YOU FEEL LIKE QUITTING…
QUIT
GIVING
UP.
‪#‎BELIEVE

“Halo Found Hope” is the story of a beautiful,  busy wife,  and mother of three whose life changes instantly with the diagnosis of a rare brain tumor. An exceptional ENT, a brilliant neurosurgeon and a dedicated medical team tackle the tumor, setting off a series of unbelievable miracles.

The sweetest love letter  we  will ever  read was written by our Heavenly Father.  It also encourages us, keeps us strong, grants us peace, provides direction, imparts wisdom  and reveals how much He loves his children. Open it and discover your perfect love. Today my reflection verse is Proverbs 8:17 — “I love those who love me, and those who seek me find me.”

I need to remind myself that when I give God all of me, and steer away from the distractions and busyness of this world, I find once again the One who loves us with perfection. What Bible verse are you focused on today?

Helo’s story is not one of survival,  or of salvaging a life through a broken body.  It is not about endurance through pain,  but  victory because of it.  While the family    heard her silence, God heard her prayer.  Helo’s story is simply this:  Wherever you are and whatever you are going through, God  is  right  there.  He doesn’t need to be recognized by you, to be there for you. He can replace fear with courage and discouragement with determination, if you let Him.  Helo did, and that is how she found hope.”  ~ Helo Matzelle ~

 

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Jack Your Fabulous

Cannabis, Nutrition, and Research are Critical to Curing Cancer!!

This is some valuable advice from Jack Kungel who has beaten cancer  :)
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AN ALTERNATIVE WAY
1. Every person has cancer cells in the body.  These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied  to  a  few billion.  When the doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect cancer cells.  Because they have not reached the detectable size.
2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person’s lifetime.
3. When the person’s immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.
4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.
5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.
6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.
7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.
8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.
9. When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.
11. An effective way to battle cancer is to STARVE the cancer cells by not feeding it with foods it needs to multiple.
What cancer cells feed on:
a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells.  Note:  Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet,  Equal, Spoonful, etc are made with Aspartame and it is harmful. A better natural substitute… would be Stevia Table salt  has a chemical added to make it white in color.  A Better alternative  is  Pink Himalayan sea salt.
b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soy milk, cancer cells will starved.
c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best    to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat can also contains livestock antibiotics,  growth hormones and parasites,  which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
d.  A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice,  whole grains,  seeds,  nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans.  Fresh vegetable juices  provide live enzymes  that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes t o nourish and enhance growth of healthy cells.
To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice   (most vegetables including bean sprouts)  eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F  (40 degrees C).
e.  Avoid coffee,  tea,  and chocolate,  which have high caffeine.  Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water–best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.
12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines will become putrified  and  leads  to more toxic buildup.
13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body’s killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
14. Some supplements build up the immune system  (IP6,  Flor-ssence,  Essiac,  anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body’s own killer cells to that can destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body’s normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted,   or unneeded cells.
15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor.
Anger, unforgiving and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.
16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.
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  Maria and Megan Sherow tell the incredible story of how they didn’t give up after multiple Doctors told them there was nothing they could do to save her. While Raw food and veganism may have played the largest roll in her healing process,  they  discuss  the many changes they made to their lives that synergistically allowed for Megan’s body to fully heal.  These changes include,  self love,  dry fasting,  early nights with lots of sleep, positive mental outlook, chemical-free living, and many more. Some may have called it   a miracle, others may praise the powers of nature, Megan believes that once we get out of our body’s way, there’s nothing it can’t heal. Incase you didn’t  fully absorb it the first time,  she cured stage 3 terminal brain cancer.


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CANCER FREE IN 8 MONTHS

 

In November 2014,  I as diagnosed with invasive estrogen positive breast cancer, after a lumpectomy.  Specialist said without chemo or radiation that i would die. I prayed to God, asked him to bless and cure me (IT IS HIS WILL NOT MINE). I changed my diet straight away by cutting out all sugar, dairy, meat, chicken, fish, wheat, coffee, tea, alcohol, etc.  I needed to have an acid free body.

    My body started to detox, this took about 6 weeks,  my daily migraines went away.  My  family did not agree on my choice of cure at first. However, they came around in the long run. I lost 20 kilograms due to my diet change. I was moody and exhausted but i kept going. I checked my pH balance to get it alkaline and took Cell Food  for oxygen.  Cancer cant live in an alkaline or oxygenated body.

  All of my food was organic, staying positive is a must. Eight months later     I decided to have a partial masectomy as my specialist said it was growing next to my nipple. She wanted to take a  few lymph nodes out but I refused. The results came back CANCER FREE.  I had an MRI and bone scans, etc. 

    They thought it would have gone through to the liver but it had gone. Thanks to God I have my life back. This is my Protocol I used, I hope this helps someone: 

    (CB Oil),  Organic apricot kernels (they need to be chewed to mix with your saliva, and I started on 5 a day and worked my way up to 40 a day). Alkaline water,  organic juicing with a cold press juicer so you get all the enzymes.  Dr.  Budwig  protocol,  vitamin C Infusions.  Organic green tea, Soursop  tea,  hemp seeds, chia seeds, organic  fruit and vegetables.  Also Ginger,  turmeric,  garlic,  nuts-not peanuts.  No white potato only sweet potato.  Chic peas, lentils, quinoa.  Vitamin Q10,  k2 and d3,  magnesium,      B complex, zinc, multivitamins, buffered vitamin C powder- Curcumin & Quercetin, Candex, and Hydrozyme.   Also All Toiletries Organic.

    After six months  due to loosing  so much muscle  and weight,  I started     eating fish and chicken and organic eggs.  Also took protein powder called (RAW) “fermented paleo”)  from the health  food shop.  I have more energy now,  I still chew 15 apricot kernels a day  and stopped the CB oil 2 months ago. Otherwise my diet will stay the same so the cancer doesn’t come back. It’s a committed lifestyle NOW!!!

    I try to walk everyday, and staying in a positive frame of mind helps     with your immune system. I googled and read everything I could get my hands on. If you have any questions you can private message me or send    me a friend request.  If God is willing I HOPE my experience with cancer   can help someone else  ~ Janice Breeze  ~   :)

     Also Dani Raskin has proven that cancer cannot live in an alkaline state, hospitals in Japan and Korea make and high PH water act as a medicine.  So drink it, do not get the ionizers they are not good for you. The only source of  high pH water is reverse osmosis system with alkaline additives.  Aquatixcanada.com  is  the only company  that I  found  to make a great product and they ship it all over the world.

I have it  for six month my water are always high PH (I check once a week) they are not only good for you but good for your family. Also in the video I forgot to mention the only dressing to put in the salad is lemon and plakseed oil.  The only salt that you be eating is sea salt no table or kosher salt.

The only other vitamin that you need is vitamin D  and you can get it  from the sun all other vitamins are in your diet. And remember it’s a fight so fight it the prize of winning is the best ever. Avoid short term pleasures. (Fast food, drugs, alcohol).

I can’t even describe the feeling of  seating in the oncologist office  and hear him telling  you that my tumours in my lungs disappeared.  That there is no evidence that they were ever there.  Right there I realized that my diet and drinking habits  and positive thinking is working and the knowledge that I can cure cancer is true.  Yes  its  true  you  can  cure cancer but to cure it you have to fight it and sitting and not doing anything will not cure it!!!

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FEELING GRATEFUL FOR MY 2ND LIFE

THANKS TO GERSON!! 👏  After seven months  of  doing Gerson Therapy I did            a PET/CT Scan this week and the results were  AMAZING!!  “NO PET/CT evidence  for active melanoma within the imaged body”!!!!!  Melanoma has been chasing  me for the past three years  (Nov’12 Stage 1,  Feb’13 Stage II),  and ten months ago in October’14 it became Stage III (just prior to metastasis); in the groin area near the initial melanoma. In oct-dec’14 I had 2 surgeries… removed three lymph nodes, all positive for melanoma. In Jan’15 I went to the Clinic in Mexico, and did  full Gerson and no cheemo, back home   in Guatemala.

In the 1st month I noticed my melanoma scar tissue begin to heal!  Around the 6month mark…. I got an inflammation in the lymph area  and  various healing reactions (fatigue, nausea,  anger,  depression,  lack of juice appetite,  muscle cramps, etc) for about a week.  The inflammation started to come down ….very slowly…. and then I started to feel much better. Then  1.5 months after those reactions the PET Scan showed NO SIGNS OF THE CANCER!!!

Other things I am doing…. together with full Gerson: additional supplements (curcumin capsules, stamets7, grape seed extract, green tea EGCG, vit D3), positive affirmations and visualizations, guided meditations, earthing & morning sunshine, almost daily walks, a bit of EFT,  lots of TLC, and more recently I started daily rebounding, essiac tea, and cannabis oil. Its Happy to know I am on the right path to healing with this amazing therapy, time to Gers-ON!  This post came from the Gerson Support Group ~ Thomas Leonowens Escobar.

In this blog I thought I would include other pieces of the cannabis oil puzzle!!

What Is CBD And How It Cures Cancer. This video explains how we are all born with          a form of Cannabis already in our bodies, and when consumed, the Endocannabinoids inside us, along with any Cannabinoids we ingest.  This fits together like a key in a lock, unlocking special processes.  Thereby,  also promoting the death of cancer cells without harming the body’s healthy cells.

A powerful and eye-opening film  about the future of cannabis oil,  and  perhaps  even        the future of medicine. This video summarizes the remarkable research findings of recent years about the anti-cancer/ protective effects of novel compounds in Cannabis and brings to light a host of recent findings that have potentially game-changing implications for the future of C.oil and Hemp oil as a medicine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TL42UFGmxs0

In Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) He uses the controversial solvent NAPHTA….

“The correct naphtha is NOT sold in the U.S.A. Not at Tractor Supply or Home Depot or Lowes or even Sherwin Williams. It’s still sold in Canada though. I have a friend that does distill it to 100°F and saves what solvent does come off, to use for making oil. If you live in the USA then you won’t be getting the right Naphtha, all naphtha made in the USA can not be trusted because of the loose regulation on ingredients in this type of solvent.
You will never get pure naphtha in the USA,  even  vm&p can be completely inconsistent from one bottle to the next and isn’t even advertised as pure. In Canada where they make pure naphtha and it is the best solvent to use compared to ISO or Grain alcohol, don’t make a huge mistake and waste meds or even worse make yourself or someone else even more sick by using the wrong solvent. Be warned the naphtha in the USA will even make an oil that looks completely as it should but will make you very sick.”
The fact that pure aliphatic naphtha does not seem to be sold in the USA does not mean that pure aliphatic naphtha with CAS number 64742-49-0 and a boiling point around 60-80°C does not exist or that it does not produce a better oil than most other solvents, when used properly. If you cannot get pure light naphtha, 99% or even better 99.9% isopropyl alcohol would be our second choice.
But I would still not give up – light naphtha or similar solvents are used to extract oils from plants, so I would check with vegetable oil producers and see what they use. Where    I live in Europe,  I can buy the solvent in practically every hardware or paint store,  it is    one of the most common technical liquids I remember from my childhood, we used it to degrease bicycle chains etc., practically everyone had a bottle of it at home. So this whole neverending debate about solvents seems a bit ridiculous to me. When you use the right light naphtha, there is no solvent residue one would have to be concerned about, maybe a few ppm, just like in most cheap vegetable oils that are often produced with almost exactly the same solvent as what we recommend.
The properties of Naptha against Grain Alcohol and 99% ISO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi0PUyS-whY
While the method described in this video is very safe in Canada, Light Naphtha isn’t sold in the USA, and the Naphtha sold at Home Depot, Lowes and Sherwin Williams IS NOT the correct kind to get. The Naphtha sold in the USA contains additives that won’t boil out of it when you finalize the process, so you’ll be ingesting toxins with your oil. It’s best to stick with 99% ISO or Everclear.
It’s important to note that the safety stems from following the instructions to a tee.       ALL solvents are highly flammable and MUST BE treated with extreme caution and care.
1) Preparation is key! Make sure you have proper supplies and have all of your needed supplies handy BEFORE YOU START!!
2) Now that you have your supplies gathered, make sure you choose a large open area, with excellent ventilation, to make your oil in. If the area is closed in, you will need to take steps to improve ventilation before starting; such as open windows, use portable fans, etc. Even with a large area, I ALWAYS make sure that I have at least one fan on that’s moving the air around.
3) Be sure to have the proper setup equipment. You MUST use a double-boiler type pot and pan setup, where the solvent pan sits on top of a water pot – NEVER PLACE THE SOLVENT PAN DIRECTLY ON THE STOVE’S HEATING ELEMENT!!! This applies to both electric and gas stoves.
4) Your water pot needs to sit AT LEAST four to five inches (4″ to 5″) above your heating element! This serves two purposes. It keeps the solvent a good distance from the heating element and it lets you bring enough water to a boil that it will stay hot long enough to work to evaporate the solvent.
5) Because you will need to reheat the water in your water pot several times, and you need to remove the solvent BEFORE you heat the water, you will need to have a space to set your solvent pan that is WELL AWAY from the stove’s heating element. DO NOT simply take the solvent pan off of the water pot and set it on the counter by the stove. While it won’t explode, any strong heat can catch the solvent on fire! You can set up a TV tray to hold the solvent pan while you bring the water in your pot to a full, rolling boil … or use another counter space that’s at least three feet away from the water pot.
6) “Plan for the worst, work for the best” – while the risk is very low using the method in this video, the fact remains  solvents are flammable and can catch fire, so BE PREPARED! One simple safety item to have is a lid that fits tightly onto your solvent pan. If a fire were to start in the pan, simply put the lid snuggly on the pan and the flame will quickly expire. You should always have a fire extinguisher handy (not just for safety with this project, but for safety in your kitchen/home in general!)
7) The most danger in this method comes from using a gas stove – this is simply because there is an active, open flame. For this reason, USE EXTRA CAUTION WHEN MAKING YOUR OIL ON A GAS STOVE! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER have your solvent pan anywhere near the gas stove while the flame is on!!! I can’t stress this enough – your solvent pan will catch the open flame very easily … even when at a foot or more away from the flame!! Have a fan in the room to move the air around, so  the evaporating solvent doesn’t pool around the stove … where a single spark can ignite the fumes. Double check to be sure the flame is off before bringing your solvent pan back to the stove!
 Another thing you can do to assure safety is to purchase a portable electric heating element – you can get one at Target, Walmart or the like for under $100 and Amazon also sells them.  What you want to look for is a portable electric burner with  high wattage,  so that it will have enough oomph (power smile emoticon to bring your large pot of water to  rolling boil. Here is an example of one that should work:  These are refurbished and 50% off of retail. This one is 1300 watts … I’d go no less than this and would purchase as high  wattage as possible, so that you aren’t frustrated waiting an hour for your water to boil each time. You will use the same safety precautions with the portable electric burner as you would using an electric stove.
8) Do NOT make your oil when you’re in a hurry or have distractions going on around you. Being in a hurry or having your attention distracted will create unexpected hazards.
9) No matter how many times you have to reheat your water pot before the solvent burns off, do NOT grow impatient with this water method. The entire process takes about an hour and really does go quickly. It’s the safest method and keeping things 100% safe is worth the extra time – again, NEVER EVER set your solvent pan directly next to or onto the heating element of your stove!
10) After bringing your water pot to a full and rapid boil, check and double check that you’ve turned off the heating element BEFORE placing your solvent pan back on top of the water pot!
11) This information is provided for educational purposes only. Anyone that chooses to use this information assumes all liability and risk and holds harmless everyone involved with providing this educational video.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sGWxz0DMSI


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THERE’S ALWAYS HOPE

When I first started this my personal blog in December 2011.  At that point     I had been researching cancer since March of 2006 without much  fan  fare or accolades.  Thereby, Only  providing the laughter  from my  family and  friends  …which is good because laughter is great medicine. 

  Thereby when I met Angel Howerton late January of 2014 while being in the same group in time. WE quickly became Facebook friends  and I learned that Angel indeed healed her own  Stage 4 MMMT Uterine CarcinoSarcoma after being delivered a three WEEKS death sentence JUNE 19th 2011. This became words of encouragement to carry on… GOD put us together in time to provide inspiration for one another.

   Turning down Chemo and Radiation…opting instead for a  toxin free approach and         of Healing Mind Body and Spirit. With sticktoitness  Angel  stuck  with  what  her  mother  knew  whom  was  full ~ bloodied Chimariko Indian many years prior and which she taught her daughter Velvette Williams.

   Since becoming acquainted with Angel ….we have had our differences. But I have always respected her passion and purpose to get  her story out to others while trying to help them overcome their health issues through her own X-factor experiences while living a Holistic Lifestyle.
    A few nights ago I had the pleasure of listening to Angel again on the many online radio station interviews she does.  In these interviews I sense the abundance of energy she does have for her pursuit of Camp Hope in Northern Arkansas. Where she will also extend her experiences of teaching others the Holistic Healing practices she has acquired through the years.
  In this Interview from the Online Radio Show The Best Years in Life: Tony Issac and Luella May showcase  Angel and her daughter Velvette chatting…. about the emotional aspects of cancer in ones family. Which I have known myself from losing my father to a terminal diagnoses February 24 2005 …until he passed away from Leiomyosarcoma …    on April 3rd 2006.
   Velvette brought back flashbacks for me when she talked about that lonely — helpless feeling one has when you see them struggling at life. Through reaching out to her mother, taking timely deep breaths and having her own quiet time through the grace of GOD their family did get through it.
   Velvette also talked about from looking back, living the experience again putting herself in those shoes again.  She is also very thankful… that her mom  had a Holistic background  and realized that chemotherapy  and radiation only extends life.  That it doesn’t promise you a quality life in after thought.  She also thought that Angel’s belief provided  a second chance at life. And that through power of prayer and doing a lot of research themselves… helped her chances.
   Also one has to stay committed to what beliefs come from the heart. It was my mothers belief through her Native American upbringing that produce a positive result from being confined to a wheel chair years earlier.  I realize today myself from talking to Angel  that she still has occasional days.  However she always stays positive  and never allows herself to get down as she realizes her  Camp for Kids and Camp HOPE  a wonderful  destination  in the Ozark Mountains of Northern Arkansas  :)


 

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Catabolic Wasting

Cancer therapy journal in June 2015 published a radiation hormesis cancer cure using low dose xray radiation to boost body immunity. This side effect free method was used in the 1990s in both Japan and the USA. Dr Sakamoto had almost 100% success in eradicating cancers with no side effects at all. Dr. Myron Pollycove of the USA army also cured hundreds experimentally in the 1990s. Patients were irradiated with very low dose Xray known to boost the body’s DNA repair abili…ties. Then by a natural immune process the cancer is eliminated without radiation, surgery or chemotherapy.

I read about this approach 5 years ago and was astonished it was not being used. The technology could render cancer treatment as we know it obsolete!

Catabolic Wasting — If you are losing muscle mass, even though you are eating well, most likely your liver is functioning so poorly it is notable to convert amino acids to protein. So the body steals protein from muscles to get the protein it needs. This is known as catabolic wasting. If someone is not eating much, and getting skinny, they may or may not be in catabolic wasting. They could just be not getting enough calories. The single most important supplement to reverse catabolic wasting is…

Fulvitea.  This powder supplies predigested protein peptides and contains regenerative ingredients  that  also supports healing.  One of the common characteristics of a body in distress  is  that the energy required  to  recover is no longer available.  Fulvitea provides energy without taxing your system – making it the perfect choice for recuperation. It’s an all-natural essential protein food supplement that is fully absorbable. Your body will use the protein peptides in Fulvitea to repair the liver as the liver is the most important organ to fix. Especially for catabolic wasting. Typically using two containers a month of Fulvitea along with other liver support will reverse catabolic wasting in two months. If the body is in a very depleted state,  with a great deal of muscle loss,  then  using  more  Fulvitea  will support the body more completely. Depending on how poor your health is, you may need to use as much as six containers a month for a few months. The worse off you are, the more you need.

Next in importance is to use Liver Strength  and  Optimal Immune 2  to  also rebuild and support the liver. Use 1 or 2 bottles a month. Add Endocar if possible to further accelerate liver regeneration. Two bottles a month. It will take two months, most likely, get your liver producing protein again.  http://www.cancerfightingstrategies.com/cancer-fighting-strategies-review.html#sthash.D9lJxtZp.Fz5WN7sU.dpbs

Also  In  1987, Erna Kamen,  a  63-year-old  lung  cancer patient,  was administered hydrazine sulfate after her discharge from a Sarasota, Florida, hospital. “Basically, my mother was sent home to die,” says Jeff Kamen, an Emmy-winning television reporter. “She’d lost a significant amount of weight by then, and she had no appetite and virtually no will to do anything.”

As Jeff describes his mother’s recovery, “her searing pain was gone; her appetite returned at a gallop.” Within three weeks, her racking cough had vanished and she could walk unaided. “In the months before her death, she went on television with me to tell the nation about hydrazine sulfate. The National Cancer Institute stopped trashing hydrazine sulfate and began referring inquiries to the UCLA Medical School team whose work had validated the effectiveness of the drug long before Erna Kamen began taking it.”8 Jeff attributes his mother’s death months later to her being “mistakenly taken off hydrazine sulfate and subjected to an unproven experimental substance.”

A doctor had told Jeff’s father, Ira Kamen, that hydrazine sulfate offered at least “a shot in the dark.” So one Monday in August 1987, a home nurse gave Mrs. Kamen one hydrazine sulfate pill shortly before serving lunch. “On Tuesday morning,” recalls Jeff, “there was a commotion in the house. My mother had risen from her bed like the phoenix rising from the ashes. She was demanding that the nurse bring her downstairs so that she could have breakfast with me…. When people you love get into this kind of facedown with death, you’re just incredibly grateful for each moment

With cancer patients, hydrazine sulfate is usually administered orally in 60-milligram capsules or tablets, approximately one to two hours before meals. It is given at first once a day for several days, then twice a day, then three or four times daily, depending on the patient’s response and the physician’s judgment. On such a regimen, many terminal and semiterminal patients have derived considerable benefit, although patients in the early stages of the disease derive the most benefit from the treatment.

5 Reasons to take Enzymes

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Ever wondered how the judges make it through Masterchef? Enzymes apparently.

 

Gregg Wallace from Materchef Britain revealed to me that he ‘swallowed a couple of digestive enzymes’ before judging the pudding section – the day I interviewed him he    had to get through 15 sticky cakes.

Most of us have heard that enzymes can help our digestion. But did you know they are  also powerfully anti-cancer, can help lower pain as well as boost sports performance?

Here are five reasons to start taking them now:

1) Unless your diet is 75% raw – you are probably deficient: So many foods today are devoid of enzymes thanks to pasteurization, heating, microwaving and other chemical processes. Heating your food above 46 degrees C renders most enzymes inactive. But making just a few simple changes can significantly increase your daily count. Here are some ideas:

*Snack on celery with nut butter instead of crisps

* Choose a juicer with a slow RPM – lower than 80 – to preserve the fragile enzymes          in your beetroot and celery juice. I’ve been using an Angel Juicer for the last few years, although if I had my time again I’d buy a Hurom slow juicer.  Click here to see a brand comparsion chart.  For on-the-go greens, choose cold-pressed, or freshly made.  I like      Raw Press, since they come in glass bottles and are organic.

*Try activated nuts

When you soak nuts, then dehydrate them at low temperatures, it activates enzymes that make them easier to digest and metabolize. More nutritious and much more crunchy.

* Choose sprouted rice, grains and cereals

You could try making Natasha Corrett’s Honestly Healthy immune boosting porridge with pomegranate and bee pollen using sprouted oats.

2)  To lower Inflammation: The second most popular pain reliever in Germany is Wobenzym – an enzyme formula derived from an extract of the calf thymus gland, papaya plant enzymes, and the pancreas of cows and pigs. Only Aspirin outsells this natural alternative.

Serrepeptase – an enzyme which comes from the intestinal bacteria of the silk moth – is also gaining popularity amongst holistic health experts. It’s dubbed the ‘miracle enzyme’ thanks to its massive anti-inflammatory abilities – science says it can help with everything from pain and swelling to heart disease and staphylococcal infections.

So how does Serrapeptase reduce pain and inflammation? It is able to digest non-living scar tissue. In fact the silk worm uses it to dissolve the hard shell of its cocoon. Transformative stuff.

3) Help prevent and treat cancer: Enzymes help break down the fibrin that coats cancer cells, allowing the immune cells to get in and do their work. There a countless studies attesting to the anti-cancer properties of enzymes – including papain from papaya and bromelain from pineapple.

Researchers believe this enzyme could block the growth of a broad range of tumor cells, including breast, lung, colon, ovarian and melanoma.

pineapple

 

Enzymes have been a huge part of many anti-cancer protocols  and  anyone who is interested in researching this topic further should look up Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez in      New York, who has pioneered enzyme therapy for cancer patients. The testimonials         he shares in ‘Mums Not Having Chemo’ are eye-opening.

4) Improve Sports Performance: Enzymes not only help the body digest protein – they also provide muscle-building protein. In fact, they’re increasingly being recognized  as a way to help tone the body as well as prevent and heal athletic injuries.

5) Aid Weight Loss: Adequate enzymes help break down excess fat, escort toxins from the body and provide energy to get you off the sofa – when you feel you’re running on empty.

Essentially the body stays healthy when it has adequate levels of these super nutrients.       I am quite evangelical about enzymes  and  personally take Serrapeptase  and  a  broad-spectrum enzyme daily between meals; one hour before eating.

The upshot has been an an increase in energy and also less bloating and stomach gurgling at night with mind blowing data.



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Autism’s Gut-Brain Connection

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With the abundance of information available about eating right, no one could question   the capacity of your brain to protect your digestive tract.  But a recent study shows that   the intestines may in turn be protecting the brain, long before you’re old enough to surf health and nutrition websites.

An international research team has found that in mice, there is a connection between exposure to intestinal flora during gestation and the development of the brain’s protective cells.

One of the researchers, Hans Herbert, a professor in biotechnology at Stockholm’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology, says that understanding the link between gut bacteria and the development of what is known as the blood-brain barrier could “have important significance for the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders such as autism in humans.”

The blood-brain barrier is a layer of cells that line the blood vessels throughout the brain. This layer is held together by tight junctions that prevent small molecules from diffusing through the gaps between the cells. The barrier serves as a filter to prevent harmful substances from passing into the brain tissue from the bloodstream.

Herbert and other researchers have shown that mice deprived of exposure to natural intestinal flora – or gut bacteria – during the fetal development period had higher permeability of the blood-brain barrier than mice exposed to maternal gut bacteria.

The “leakiness” of the blood-brain barrier continued even into adulthood for the bacteria-free mice. This permeability was associated with a lower incidence of the proteins that make up the blood-brain barrier.

But when these adult mice were exposed to gut bacteria, the permeability of the blood-brain barrier decreased and the presence of the proteins increased.

The researchers concluded that communication between flora in the intestine and the blood-brain barrier begins during gestation and that it then continues throughout life.

The results were published November 19, 2014 in the journal Science Translational Medicine.

Herbert says the findings may be significant for understanding how neurological disorders develop.

“There are hypotheses about how changes in the presence of gut microbiota can lead to problems in the function of the brain and nervous system. It also has been hypothesized that autism is related to the blood-brain barrier function.”

The different gut bacteria in autistic individuals may be contributing to the disorder.

Stress can send your stomach into a painful tailspin, causing cramps, spasms and grumbling. But trouble in the gut can also affect the brain.

This two-way relationship may be an unlikely key to solving one of medicine’s most pressing—and perplexing—mysteries: autism. Nearly 60 years after the disorder was first identified, the number of cases has surged,  and  the United Nations estimates that up to 70 million people worldwide fall on the autism spectrum. Yet there is no known cause or cure.

But scientists have found promising clues in the gut. Research has also revealed striking differences …..in the trillions of bacteria — collectively  known as the microbiome—in the intestines of autistic and healthy children. However the gut bacteria in autistic individuals  aren’t just different.  Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have shown for the first time that they may actually contribute to the disorder. Last month, they reported in the journal Cell that an experimental probiotic therapy alleviated autism-like behaviors in mice and are already planning a clinical trial.

Today autism is treated primarily through behavioral therapy. But the new study suggests that treatment may one day come in the form of a probiotic—live, “friendly” bacteria like those found in yogurt.  “If you block the gastrointestinal problem,  you can also treat the behavioral symptoms,” Paul Patterson, a professor of biology at Caltech who co-authored the study, told SFARI.org. University of Colorado Boulder professor Rob Knight hailed the finding as “groundbreaking” in a commentary in Cell.

Autism is a complex spectrum of disorders that share three classic features – impaired communication, poor social engagement and repetitive behaviors. On one end of the spectrum are people who are socially awkward but, in many cases, incredibly bright.         At the other extreme are individuals with severe mental disabilities and behavioral problems.

Among autistic children’s most common health complaints? Gastrointestinal problems. Although estimates vary widely,  some  studies  have  concluded that up to 90 percent of autistic children suffer from tummy troubles.  According  to  the  CDC,  they’re more than   3.5 times more likely to experience chronic diarrhea and constipation than their normally developing peers.

Following these hints, Arizona State University researchers analyzed the gut bacteria in fecal samples obtained from autistic and normally developing children. They found that autistic participants  had  many fewer types of bacteria,  probably making the gut more susceptible to attack from diseasecausing pathogens.  Other  studies  have  also  found striking differences in the types and abundance of gut bacteria in autistic versus healthy patients.

But is the gut microbiome in autistic individuals responsible for the disorder? To find out, Caltech postdoctoral researcher Elaine Hsiao engineered mice based on earlier studies showing that women who get the flu during pregnancy double their risk of giving birth to an autistic child. In the mouse model, pregnant females injected with a mock virus gave birth to pups with autism-like symptoms, such as obsessive grooming, anxiety and aloofness.

The mouse pups went on to develop so-called “leaky gut,” in which molecules produced by the gut bacteria trickle into the bloodstream, possibly reaching the brain—a condition also seen in autistic children.

But how did these bacteria influence behavior? To find out, Hsiao analyzed the mice’s blood. The blood of “autistic” mice contained a whopping 46 times more 4EPS, a molecule produced by gut bacteria, thought to have seeped from their intestines. What’s more, injecting healthy mice with 4EPS made them more anxious. A similar molecule has been detected at elevated levels in autistic patients.

Hsiao then laced the animals’ food with B. fragilis, a priobiotic that’s been shown to treat GI problems in mice—and the results were jaw-dropping.

Five weeks later, the leaky gut in “autistic” mice had sealed up, and the levels of 4EPS in their blood had plummeted. Their gut microbiomes had come to more closely resemble those of healthy mice—and so did their behavior. They were less anxious and more vocal, and stopped obsessively burying marbles in their cages.

But the treated mice remained aloof when a new mouse was placed in their cage. “This is a real limitation in the conclusions from this study as, in many ways, social interaction deficits are at the core … of autism,” Ted Abel, a professor of biology at the University of Pennsylvania, told SFARI.org.

What’s more, a probiotic may only help the subset of autistic patients who experience GI problems, Hsiao said. And only a clinical trial will reveal whether the results also apply to humans.

Still, autism researchers shouldn’t underestimate the importance of gut bacteria, said  John Cryan, a professor of anatomy and neuroscience at University Cork College. In 2011, his group reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that probiotic-fed mice were less anxious and produced fewer stress hormones.  “You  have  this  kilo  of microbes in your gut that’s as important as the kilo of nerve cells in your brain,”  he said. “We need to do much more studies on autistic biota.”

For autistic patients and their families, however, even a supplemental therapy for a subset of sufferers is a huge step forward. “It’s really impactful, this notion that by changing the bacteria, you could ameliorate what’s often considered an intractable disorder,” Hsiao said. “It’s a really crazy notion and a big advance.”

This piece comes from our partner OZY. Melissa Pandika is a lab rat-turned-journalist with eye to all things science, medicine and more.

*With some reporting from SFARI.org. Updated August 12, 2014.


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What Are Probiotics?

 

The Overlooked Role of Probiotics in Human Health

By Joyce Killian

The Overlooked Role of Probiotics in Human Health

Probiotics have formed a vital part of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern diets for thousands of years, in the form of fermented milk and vegetable products such as yogurt and pickles. They are credited, in part, for the relatively low rates of chronic, age-related diseases that prevail in those regions.

Now, research is catching up with this traditional wisdom in the form of accelerated scientific investigations into the broad spectrum health benefits of probiotics. This new science, known as pharmabiotics, uses probiotic organisms as natural pharmaceutical agents in the treatment and prevention of disease along with promoting longevity. Pharmabiotics provides an almost limitless source of biologically active materials which can influence human health.3

What is Pharmabiotics?

The science of pharmabiotics is based on an explosion of data about the so-called human microbiome, which is made up of the trillions of bacteria that live in our bodies. These bacteria are so intimately involved with our lives and health that they are considered a part of the human organism. With the likes advancing technology, scientists are now able to select specific strains of organisms to accomplish precise tasks.

Intestinal Bacteria Modulate Key Signaling Systems With Your Body
Intestinal Bacteria Modulate Key Signaling Systems With Your Body

The lining of your gastrointestinal tract… is the largest interface…. between your      body and the external environment — it has even more surface area than your skin. At that interface your body has 3 types of chemical detectors: nerve cells, endocrine cells, and immune cells. Signals from those detectors affect tissues and organs throughout your body.

Those detector systems are more extensive than those of any other organ: there are nearly a billion neurons in the intestinal nervous system, the intestinal endocrine system uses more than 20 identified hormones, and the gut immune system contains 70 to 80% of the body’s immune cells.

All of those detectors are profoundly influenced by the composition of your intestinal microbial population. When you use probiotics to maintain or restore a healthy balance in your intestinal tract, you are directly and indirectly promoting health in many of your body’s most vital systems.

Probiotics are beneficial organisms, most of which are normally found in the healthy human gastrointestinal tract. Many different strains of probiotic organisms are in use, which have different but overlapping benefits. Probiotic organisms work through several interrelated mechanisms to promote health at the molecular level. They conquer potentially dangerous organisms in the intestine, reducing the risk  of infection or toxin-mediated diseases. They regulate immune responses which enhance healthy reactions to dangerous infectious organisms, and they suppress excessive inflammation. Additionally, probiotics promote the function of the intestinal inner lining, enhancing its ability to act as a barrier to the entry of potentially dangerous organisms and chemicals.

All of these actions depend on a system of biochemical signals between your intestinal bacteria and the human cells  that  comprise  the  rest  of  your  body.      When things go wrong in the balance of intestinal organisms, the consequences   can be tremendous. The Negative changes in the intestinal microbiome are firmly associated with chronic diseases that include inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and the metabolic syndrome.  We can now recognize that allergic disorders, asthma, and even obesity are related to an unhealthy population of intestinal bacteria.

Due to modern diets and lifestyle, as well as environmental factors such as pollution and the irresponsible overuse of antibiotics, the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome is at risk which can lead to an increased incidence in metabolic and inflammatory chronic diseases. Even simple aging can gradually shifts your intestinal bacterial population towards a disease-promoting, rather than a disease-preventing, state.

The good news is that probiotics can also help restore balance and cellular communications with regard to the body’s healthy bacterial population. In the digestive tract, probiotic therapy has been used to prevent or treat lactose intolerance, intestinal infections and diarrhea, gastritis and ulcers caused by        the bacterium Helicobacter pylori, colitis caused by excessive antibiotic use, inflammatory bowel diseases, and irritable bowel syndrome.

They are also proving instrumental in preventing colon cancer.

Colon cancer, Rectal cancer and Colorectal cancer are now understood to be definitely linked to microbial problems in the gut.

 

Previous research studies have shown that the disease is linked with less numbers and diversity in the gut microbiome, and with the increased presence of more harmful strains. The Journal of the National Cancer Institute , December 2013, reports that higher levels of Fusobacterium were found (which can lead to cancer) and lower levels of clostridia, a bacterial class known to aid glucose metabolism in people with colorectal cancer (Click here for rsearch study). 

Under normal conditions a healthy flora contains a fully diverse range of bacteria. Due to age, drugs, antibiotics and/or infection the gut microbiome loses both volume and diversity. To put this in context – a healthy young person probably has about 90 trillion bacteria in his/her gut exhibiting some 800 types. If that person takes antibiotics, the strains of bacteria are not all killed equally. The helpful or commensal bacteria tend to be more fragile; the pathogens more hardy. This is why one hears reports of people having 8 weeks of antibiotics in an attempt to kill off ´a problem I picked up on holiday´.

The initial infection becomes a triple problem. The wholesale destruction of the good bacteria, which normally …

  1. Keep bad bacteria in check, and
  2. Eat yeasts at night, and also
  3. Constantly heal the gut lining.

needs addressing urgently.

Furthermore, without the control of good bacteria, bad bacteria produce toxins, some of which are inflammatory, and some can even produce an immune reaction.

 

All of those benefits within the intestine might be expected. But probiotics also have profound beneficial effects throughout the body, especially on metabolic and inflammatory conditions.

Overweight people have lower levels of beneficial bacteria than do slender people, and chronic exposure to unhealthy bacterial cell walls can trigger system-wide inflammation. Together these effects contribute to development of the metabolic syndrome, with its pathological disturbances in lipid and glucose metabolism.

Probiotics can favorably alter the composition and activities of the intestinal bacterial community, potentially reversing major contributors to chronic disease.

Studies show that probiotics can improve hypertension, lower total and LDL-cholesterol, and improve insulin sensitivity, all components of the human metabolic syndrome. Human and animal studies show that probiotics also attenuate non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) due to obesity and a high-fat diet. Probiotics may also have a major role in preventing cancers outside of the gastrointestinal tract, by several different mechanisms. Probiotic organisms can bind to potential carcinogens, promoting their excretion. They also suppress growth of bacteria that convert harmless procarcinogen molecules into carcinogens. Finally, probiotics stimulate expression of liver enzymes that detoxify carcinogens, while down — regulating those that convert harmless molecules into carcinogens. Together these effects have been shown to reduce the risk, incidence, and number of tumors in the colon, liver, and bladder.

Probiotics also modulate your immune system, an effect that has impact not only on cancer but also on your overall health status, as we’ll now see.

Probiotics Boost Immunity

In recent years the enormous importance of the gastrointestinal tract in modulating the immune system has been increasingly recognized. Not only does more than 70% of the human immune system reside in the gut, but the intestinal immune system produces more antibodies than the rest of the body put together. As a result, gastrointestinal secretions are as rich as breast milk in health-supporting and disease-preventing factors.

A poorly functioning immune system is at the root of many chronic degenerative diseases. Too little response makes us vulnerable to the infections that claim the lives of so many older adults. But inappropriate overactivation can produce chronic inflammation that contributes to the litany of age-related disorders such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and the metabolic syndrome.

The Role of Probiotics
The Role of Probiotics
Bifidobacteria are used as a probiotic to improve intestinal flora balance, inhibit harmful bacteria, promote good digestion, boost immune function, and increase resistance to infection.
  • Your intestinal organisms form an integral part of who you are (there are 10 times as many of their cells as there are of yours).
  • Beneficial members of your intestinal bacterial community promote critical cellular signaling that influences the health of your intestine and your whole body.
  • Aging, lifestyle, and environmental influences threaten to perturb the balance of your intestinal organisms, leaving you vulnerable to immune disturbances and chronic, age-related conditions.
  • You can strengthen your intestinal organisms by supplementing with probiotics, cultures of beneficial organisms that exert multiple favorable effects.
  • Bifidobacteria in particular have been shown to protect humans against inflammation, infection, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.
  • A clinically validated strain of bifidobacteria, BB536, arrives in the colon largely intact and ready to boost your intestinal microbial population.
  • BB536 has demonstrated potent immune modulatory effects, reducing inflammation while protecting against infections and promoting cardiovascular health.

Probiotics can restore and rebalance your gut microbiome, strengthening its ability to interact with your immune system in many ways. These friendly bacteria can stimulate healthy immune surveillance, boosting populations of cells that seek out and destroy infecting organisms and cancers. They up regulate inflammatory cytokines during the acute stage of an infection, cancer, or other threat to your body’s integrity, but they also contribute to suppression of the inflammatory response as the threat fade. Top 10 Probiotic Foods To Add To Your Diet


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Hormone Disruptors

   Hormone altering chemicals can alter the way our brains produce and   work with other hormones. BY also altering these actions or mimicking or blocking hormone production . These disruptions  can offset  our hormone balance,  affect  our  ability  to  reproduce,  regulate sugar,  to concentrate and maintain a healthy immune system.

 These chemicals can be natural or man made in our world today. Some have not been studied while other have and aren’t understood.
  Glycol Ethers This term refers to a wide range of clear liquid chemicals having a wide range of uses. Including solvents, lacquers, paints, perfumes, and varnishes. Also ingredients in cleaning products, foods, anti freeze and cosmetics. Some can evaporate rather rapidly and reach hazardous levels in the air.
   Glycol Ethers can enter the body through the skin without causing rashes. While over exposure can cause anemia, intoxication, kidney and liver damage. or also irritation to your eyes, skin, nose and throat.  Even low levels  can  cause health impacts  to unborn fetuses and young children.
  A recent study by Harvard University and Sweden’s Karlstad University indicated that pre-school age children with low- levels exposure to glycol ethers from paint or solvents were two to four times more likely to have allergies or asthma. This finding may explain why levels have been on the rise among children in developing countries since the 1970’s.
 To reduce your exposure: use cleaning products without these common ingredients. Avoid exposure by using the Environmental Working Group’s Guide ewg.org/guides/cleaners and use safer products listed in greenseal.org When painting or varnishing ensure proper ventilation during and after application. Also prepare the baby’s nursery well in advance of arrival.
Arsenic: Arsenic can interfere with the balance of hormones in the gluco- corticoid system. Which regulates our bodies process sugars and carbohydrates. This is linked with weight gain, or loss, osteoporosis, immunosuppression, insulin resistance (which can lead to diabetes and high blood pressure.
 
   Some drinking water can  have elevated rates of arsenic, particularly in the western and north central United States. Studies have demonstrated that high levels of arsenic in water can result in an increase instance of lung, bladder, skin, liver and kidney cancers; skin lesions, neurological disorders, and cardiovascular disease.
    Food is a primary means of ingesting arsenic, with an estimated average intake of 3.2 micrograms per day. Arsenic is absorbed by all foods, but leafy green vegetable, rice, apples and grape juice and seafood having higher levels. When t comes to drinking water always use a filter certified to remove arsenic. Private wells can contain arsenic, uranium, lead, radon, methyl-tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) and atrazine. So have your water tested for safety  being the FDA doesn’t regulate well water.
Atrazine: atrazine is primarily applied to corn, sugar cane, pineapple, sorghum and ever green trees. It’s sometimes applied to residential lawns and along roads and highways. It’s widely used in most states but especially in the Midwest. In water it breaks down slowly so it does persist in wells, lakes and rivers.
   This  chemical can travel long distance on dust particles, drinking water, and can be absorbed through the skin is someone comes into contact with it. Once it enters the blood stream it can change into substances called metabolites which can enter into organs and cause wreck havoc.
   Because of health concerns atrazine has been banned in seven European countries including France and Germany. To decrease exposure avoid being around farmland and lawns when it’s being applied. Also use a  with granular activated carbon filter for drinking water. Select a filter by using  Environmental Working Group’s Water Filter Buying Guide.
Perchlorate: this chemical is found in flares, fireworks, fertilizers, herbicides and bleaching agents. Being water soluble it can remain in drinking water for decades. When perchlorate enters the body it can prevent the thyroid from taking up iodine. Thereby decreasing the amounts of thyroid hormone in the blood.
    In adults the thyroid regulates the metabolism through the release of hormones.      When you have a decrease of this hormone this causes hypothyroidism, resulting in chronic fatigue, headaches, difficulty concentrating and weight gain in adults. As well        as slow growth, poor mental development and delayed puberty in children.
    To reduce your levels of perchlorate in your water use a reverse osmosis water filter.    It’s difficult to reduced levels in your food, but you can increase your levels of iodine intake to mitigate its impact
    Perfluorinated Chemicals (PFCs): are used to make household products more grease, stain and water resistant. Non stick coatings on cook ware and food wrappers, stain resistant treatments on carpets and sofa’s and water resistant applications on carpets and mattresses all commonly contain these substances.
   PFCs take years to leave the body and they can disrupt the endocrine system and are linked to liver inflammation. a weakened immune system, attention deficit, hyperactivity, increased cholesterol levels, reduced fertility and lower birth weights. But the full range of health effects are largely unknown.
     To avoid PFCs use a reverse osmosis and carbon filter for drinking water. Avoid using non stick cooking ware, microwave popcorn bags are made with a PFC coating and don’t use person care products with ingredients starting with “perfluoro.” Also avoid items with Scotchgard, Stainmaster, Teflon or Gore-Tex Treatments.
   Plastic Chemicals: Although plastic products can be convenient many have hormone- altering chemicals such as bisphenol- A (BPA) and phthalates that leach into food and beverages. BPA can affect the activity of estrogen, other hormones in our body and is linked to breast cancer. Resulting in impaired reproductive capacity, obesity, altered thyroid levels and metabolic disorders.
    Studies have shown that BPA- free plastics can leech chemicals into food. So to reduce your exposure drink filtered tap water instead of bottled water, avoid canned foods for a plastic liner, don’t microwave in plastic of any kind opt for glass instead. Vinyl can contain up to 40 percent phthalates by weight… so avoid vinyl shower curtains, flooring, rain coats and other vinyl household products.
    Personalcare products may contain phthalates: often listed as fragrance in the ingredient list. Also refer to  the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database for alternatives..


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