Below are tiny snippets of information that an astute
individual might find useful
Do We Need?
Half your body weight in oz (OR) ½ oz for every lb of body weight
in 4 oz increments.
The body can't handle more than 4 oz at a time.
Too much water flushes out
good nutrients. This can cause mineral deficiencies.
No perspiration or too much
perspiration could be a sign of mineral deficiency
BOWELL TRANSIT Time should be 12 to 18 hours.
is a foreign protein
It lodges itself in the body and
forms it's own community. Rather than use the word "cancer" with all it's
stigmas, call it what it is - foreign protein - and deal with it accordingly.
The enzyme protease dissolves protein. It can be instrumental in ridding
the body of "foreign protein."
NUTS are hard to
Raw nuts should be soaked before eating to remove the enzyme inhibitor in the
skin which allows them to remain in the shell without germinating until the
rains come to dissolve them. A pinch of salt in the soaking water removes
the enzyme inhibitor faster. Nuts that have not been soaked are extremely
difficult to digest. After soaking, they can be dried in the sun or in a
warm (102 degree) oven. Temperatures over 107 kill the enzymes needed for
PREDIGESTED PROTEIN is a good amino acid
Nitroglycerin breaks down into nitric
oxide which helps relax blood vessels to improve blood flow. However, to
accomplish this it robs the enzyme aldehyde dehydrogenase from the
mitochondria. This can cause premature aging, impaired healing, and all
kinds of additional health problems. Studies indicate that long term use of nitroglycerin is bad for the heart and
cardiovascular system. The amino acid arginine safely does the
same thing but most doctors would never recommend an amino acid over a
[Alternatives Vol 5, #17]
EDEMA is a result of too much sodium in the cells, which
prohibits the manufacture of ATP, which is critical to power your cells.
(No ATP = Cell death.
Enough cells die = Tissue death.
Tissue death = Organ or body part death.
Organs die = person dies.) is supported by Iodine.
To correct Edema bring the sodium/potassium ratio back into balance.
How? The Gerson Therapy suggests a sodium free diet while eating potassium rich foods and organic juices, while initially supplementing with additional potassium for the first few weeks, along with coffee enemas to help the liver and gallbladder deal with the detoxifying effect of the sodium runoff.
MSG kills the part
of the brain that tells us to stop eating.
is supported by Iodine.
However, iodine moves on digested fat and incubates on
digested protein. So if you can't digest fats or have difficulty digesting
protein, your in trouble.
Trace Minerals in the Periodic Table: Everything in the vertical columns take up the same
receptor sites, the top ones taking priority.
They compete with each other for entry into our
Iodine is blocked by Bromine (spas) + Chlorine
(water) Fluorine (toothpaste).
If none of those are present then iodine can access
Symptoms of Underactive THYROID:
Missing outer 1/3 of eyebrows
May be depressed or suicidal
Two parallel horizontal wrinkles in neck
(maybe puffy in between)
Has a tendency to keep the neck warm (wears
scarves or turtlenecks)
Cold all the time
Concave Chest from being bent forward (hands
may have ¼ rotation with palms facing back
Dowager's Hump - thickening of back muscles
Jelly Belly (Adrenal = Hard Belly)
Lower belly pouch
Slow reading comprehension
Low levels of testosterone or progesterone
Symptoms of weak ADRENALS:
Five Things Needed to
Rhubarb stops internal bleeding. Fifteen grams of powdered rhubarb a day,
in divided doses throughout the day, stopped internal bleeding in 95% of 400
Natural Aid for ARTHRITIS
In addition to preventing
nausea, researchers at the
University of Miami have found that ginger extract can reduce osteoarthritic
pain and knee stiffness as well as the leading prescription arthritic drug,
Celebrex. The ginger product that was studied is marketed by Eurovita
International in Soeborg, Denmark. In a study involving 247 patients with
arthritis in the knee, a ginger extract product (Zinaxin) was able to reduce
pain by 30% in a two-week period, and by 40% in six weeks. [Arthritis Rheum
The results obtained from
the ginger product were comparable to those found in a study where 100 mg and
200 mg of Celebrex (celecoxib) was found to also reduce the pain of
osteoarthritis in the knee. [Clin Ther O1;23(2):213-27]
Although you never seem to
hear much about it, ginger also has the amazing ability to help suppress the
formation and growth of human cancer cells. Most of the research work has been
performed in either Korea or Japan, where ginger has been a regular part of the
diet for centuries. [Mutat Res 99;428(1-2):49-57, 305-27) (Carcinogenesis
supports the Liver. B12 is needed to absorb iron (sublingual or injection)
Treatment for BACK PAIN
Discectomy is the term used
to describe a brand new surgical procedure that does not require general
anesthesia and is done on an outpatient basis to quickly alleviate the pain from
herniated discs. It is a one-time event where the surgeon inserts a needle
into the herniated disc and sucks out the portion of the disc that is putting
pressure on the nerves. They keep you under observation in the hospital
for two hours following the procedure after which you can gat up and go home
without pain. There is an approximate 6 week recovery time to get
completely back to normal but you have pain-free movement when you leave the
in a lab means that it's bonded with chloride + hard to use in the body
Increase Death Rate in Critically ill
A significant paper, which
may change the transfusion policy in hospitals, discovered that fewer patients
died when they were given a restricted amount of transfused blood. Currently
hospitals have a liberal policy and blood transfusions are given frequently.
A Canadian trial, known as
Transfusion Requirements in Critical Care (TRICC), discovered that the death
rate in the liberal transfusion group was 24% compared with 18% in the
restrictive group. In the liberal group, 101 patients died, compared with 77 in
the restrictive group.
"That means, on average, one
life was saved for every 17 patients transfused on the restrictive strategy,"
said Paul Hebert, the trial's principal investigator. He also said that 52%
fewer transfusions were given in the restrictive group, and transfusion was
avoided altogether in one-third of those patients. He emphasized the bottom
line, "less transfusion is better than more transfusion." [JAMA, 1998; 279:
Causes of MUSCLE
A pinch of Baking Soda under
the tongue will stop muscle cramps instantly.
TYPES OF CALCIUM
Carbonate = pH 12 (must have adequate levels of HCA)
It neutralizes HCA
Calcium Citrate = neutral pH
= Ideal (bonded to citric acid)
Calcium Lactate = acid pH 5
(ideal for alkaline people)
Calcium Malate = neutral pH
= (bonded to Malic Acid) Good for fibromyalgia sufferers who have Candida
overgrowth or Lupus patients
Pomegranate Juice for CAROTID ARTERY STENOSIS
If you hear a "swishing"
noise with each heartbeat or are plagued with mini strokes, your carotid
arteries may be narrow due to atherosclerosis. Carotid artery stenosis
usually goes undiagnosed for years until a crisis situation results in
diagnosis. Conventional treatment is either surgery or drugs such as
aspirin or anticoagulants to keep the blood thin. A recent study by Dr.
Michael Aviram, Lipid Research Lab at Rambam, found that pomegranate juice
decreased the thickness of the arterial walls by 35% in test patients. It
also had the positive side effects of reducing systolic pressure and lowering
blood levels of oxidized cholesterol in addition to producing more
antioxidants in the blood. Tests have also been done to link pomegranate
juice with treating/preventing breast and prostate cancer as well as the
treatment of diabetes.
is chock full of minerals. In fact, it's one of the best mineral foods.
There are two main causes of
colic. The main reason is a nutritional deficiency. The second most
prevalent reason is a skeletal problem caused by the birthing process, in which
case you may need to see a pediatric chiropractor or osteopath for an
adjustment. Of course, no force is used but unfortunately most
pediatricians are clueless when it comes to colic. Here are some tips.
Never give your baby low-fat
milk. Babies desperately need fat. In fact, some babies don't feed
long enough to get the fatty milk that comes at the end of the nursing.
Instead they only get the sugary lactose-rich thin milk... in effect starving
their brains and nervous system. If this is the case, try nursing one side
only per feeding. This will help the baby get the richest milk that comes
at the end. For more information go to the Weston A. Price Foundation's
can't work when insulin levels are high.
Diabetes, Heart Disease
and Vitamin D
Low vitamin D levels
decrease insulin levels and increase insulin resistance, both of which are
associated with diabetes and subsequent cardiovascular problems. (Diabet Med
01;18(10):842-5) Studies show that daily vitamin D intake under 800 IU is
not enough to prevent a vitamin D deficiency. (Eur J Clin Nutr 01;55(12):1091-7)
Although numerous other studies and the epidemiological trends have been
supporting these same findings, the US Food and Nutrition board for
osteoporoses-related matters still recommends only 200 IU per day for women
under the age of 50. Low vitamin D levels have now been found to be one of
the contributing factors to the skyrocketing incidences of diabetes in children.
helps balance blood sugars best.
Treatment for Uterine FIBROIDS - Embolization
Uterine fibroid embolization
is the term used to describe a brand new procedure used to cause fibroid lumps
to shrink. The process involves an overnight stay in the hospital.
The surgery involves a very small incision through which a small catheter is
inserted into the uterus. Using an x-ray monitor to guide the surgeon,
medication is then injected into the blood vessels leading to each fibroid to
block the blood flow thus starving the growths. There is a one month
recovery time but most patients are back to work in one to two weeks.
Could FLOSSING Save Your Life?
A study conducted by Tohuku
University included 417 patients in 11 different nursing homes. The patients
were randomly selected to either receive oral care after every meal or not. The
treated group also received professional cleanings once a week from a dentist of
dental hygienist. The researchers found that residents whose teeth were
regularly cleaned had half as many cases of pneumonia and were less likely to
die from the infection. Residents whose teeth were not given additional dental
care were almost twice as likely to get pneumonia and twice as likely to die
from the infection.
and the AHA Diet
Individuals following the
Montignac Diet fared much better that those following the diet recommended by
the American Heart Association. (Br J Nutr 01;86(5):557-68) So much so
that there is now a movement underway to rename the AHA diet... as the American
Heart Attack diet.
Simple Cure for
In an open trial of people
suffering with the hiccups, 88% of those who sucked or chewed on a lemon wedge
soaked in Angostura bitters were cured. Angostura bitters were developed in 1824
by Dr. J. Siegert, who intended it to treat fatigue and stomach ailments. Beyond
saying that it contains herbs and spices, the Siegert family has kept the
formula for Angostura bitters a most guarded secret. It is now the single most
widely distributed bar item in the world and is used in many classic cocktails
such as the Pink Gin, Old Fashioned, Manhattan, and Rum Punch.
is a good bile substitute
High-Heels May Cause
Researchers from Harvard
Medical School examined 20 healthy women who felt comfortable wearing shoes with
narrow heels at least five centimeters high. They found that high-heeled shoes
significantly alter the normal function of the ankle, putting greater pressure
on the hip and the knee to maintain stability. Most of the compensation is taken
up by the knee joint, which had to cope with an additional 23% torque. [Lancet,
1998; 351: 399-1401]
Although they were unable to
prove that there is a connection, the researchers said that wearing high heels
may lead to degenerative changes in the knee joint which could, in turn, result
in osteoarthritis. This condition is twice as common in women than men and tends
to occur in both joints.
Zinc, copper, and iron are always competing
for space. If you're high
in one then you're low in the others.
people need more to produce melanin... also red hair and
freckles need more.
deficiency will result in breathing problems such as COPD and
Asthma, premature gray hair, ballooning blood vessels such as
varicose veins and possibly hemorrhoids.
Getting copper from copper pipes does not
work. It's the wrong
kind. Metal does not
A good mineral analysis should confirm your
copper ratio. ARL Analytical does an inexpensive test. Contact
for more info.
HIP FRACTURES in Elderly
New research has found that
all classes of antidepressants greatly increase the risk of hip fracture for the
elderly. It was previously thought that one type of antidepressant, selective
serotonin reuptake inhibitors or SSRIs, were relatively safe for the elderly but
new findings suggest these are just as dangerous.
Elderly patients taking
SSRIs were 2.4 times more likely to suffer hip fracture compared with those who
were not taking the drug. The researchers, from the University of Toronto, also
tested two other types of antidepressant --the secondary and tertiary amine
tricyclic (TCA) classes-- and found they were almost as bad. Patients taking a
secondary amine TCA were 2.2 times more likely to fracture their hip than
controls who were not taking any drug, while those given a tertiary amine TCA
were 1.5 times more likely to suffer a fracture. The research involved 8,239
patients aged 66 years and over who had been treated in hospital for hip
fracture between 1994 and 995 [Lancet, 1998; 351: 1303-07].
The simple herb,
ginger, works extremely well
for the nausea associated with pregnancy, chemotherapy, radiation, and motion
Drinking catnip tea (catmint) at the very first sign of
poison ivy will prevent it from spreading. It works even better if you
drink it before exposure. If I am going camping or hiking, I always load
up on it the day before to prevent breakouts. It seems to get into the
bloodstream and neutralize the poison but it will not cure an existing bump. Two
or three large cups a day, away from meals, usually does the trick. It
will keep refrigerated for about 16 hours in an airtight container.
According to Dr. Bruce West, postpartum depression is
almost always due to a nutritional deficiency, usually of the whole B vitamin
complex. He recommends not having any more children until the body has a
chance to recuperate, and starting on whole food nutrition, specifically nine
Cataplex B from
Progressive Labs and a
tablespoon of raw flax oil daily. [Health Alert: June 2002]
How to Neutralize SKUNK ODOR
The primary compound responsible for the skunk smell is
trans-2-butene-1-thiol. Tomato juice just doesn't work to neutralize this
compound. Fortunately, a lot of research has been done on the skunk's secretion.
The perfume companies have always been fascinated with just how long the
odor lasts. The mixture below is slightly alkaline and is reported to work to
neutralize the trans-2-butene-1-thiol and other offending compounds in the skunk
Mix together a teaspoon of liquid dishwashing soap, 1/4
cup of baking soda, and one quart of 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Lather up dog or human with this mixture, let it sit for a minute or two,
and then rinse with lots of water.
Urinary Tract and BLADDER INFECTIONS
d-mannose, works extremely well
for urinary track and bladder infections. I have used it several times and it
always works like a charm. To learn more chick on the above link and page
down to "Simple Sugars for Complex Problems."
New Treatment for VARICOSE VEINS - Ablation
Varicose vein ablation is a
brand new procedure requiring only local anesthesia that is used to choke off
varicose veins so that no blood can flow through them. A laser filament is
inserted into the vein, then turned on and pulled out slowly causing the
varicose vein to completely collapse in domino fashion behind the laser as it
leaves. The vein shrinks and your body automatically reroutes blood around
it. After a brief recovery time you are up and walking the same day.
Hydrogen Peroxide Cure for WARTS
According to Dr. Jonothan V. Wright, an effective cure for
warts is to dip a q-tip into
food-grade hydrogen peroxide (34%), and press it against the wart until it and
the tiny margin of surrounding skin turn white. Repeat this procedure twice a
day for up to three weeks and the wart will start to blacken and eventually fall
He cautions not to get any
extra peroxide on the surrounding skin because it will oxidize and stiffen the
top layers. The oxidized skin layers will be replaced by normal skin over time.
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