Lemon – Citrus limon

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LEMON (Citrus limon)
Lemon has a high level of Vitamin C (which increases the immunological activity), stimulates appetite and has a slight antibacterial and antiviral effect and is particularly important during colds and flu because its mucolytic qualities allow anti-inflammatory effect. It helps to increase the resistance of the veins and arteries and regulate blood pressure, and it is also effective in reducing calcium deposits (kidney stones or bladder).

According to Dr. Reams a 9:1 ratio for lemon water medicinally shoud be taken daily.

Note: 9 parts pure filtered water to 1 part organic lemon

Garlic – Allium sativum

GARLIC (Allium sativum)

Clinical evidence of the value of garlic, both on the prevention and the treatment of many diseases, is justified both by its content of minerals and vitamins and for its therapeutic effects as well as by the presence of some substances capable of reducing the levels of lipids and blood cholesterol. Garlic also functions as a hypotensive agent that helps control blood pressure without causing side effects. It has Selenium – a mineral that protects the heart, preventing the formation of atheroma, which leads to clots, and normalizing blood pressure.

The garlic also has allicin, alina, both with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Iatrogenisis

IATROGENISIS

By David Christopher, M.H.

My most poignant confirmation to the reality of medical fallibility and iatrogenisis occurred when I was privileged to attend a lecture presented by the renowned Dr. Robert S. Mendelsohn M.D. Among many accolades he had 38 years of pediatric practice, was professor of preventive medicine at the University of Illinois School of Medicine and national director of Project Head Start Medical Consultation Service. He dedicated the last decade of his life warning people of the dangers inherent in the practice of modern medicine. Yes I know he has his detractors (almost all of the entire medical field) but I found him to be totally genuine; especially after personally getting to know him at a one on one luncheon. Continue reading

Dangers of Statin Drugs

Dangers of Statin Drugs: What You Haven’t Been Told About Popular Cholesterol-Lowering Medicines

Cholesterol

Of course, statins inhibit the production of cholesterol–they do this very well. Nowhere is the failure of our medical system more evident than in the wholesale acceptance of cholesterol reduction as a way to prevent disease–have all these doctors forgotten what they learned in Biochemistry 101 about the many roles of cholesterol in the human biochemistry? Every cell membrane in our body contains cholesterol because cholesterol is what makes our cells waterproof–without cholesterol we could not have a different biochemistry on the inside and the outside of the cell. When cholesterol levels are not adequate, the cell membrane becomes leaky or porous, a situation the body interprets as an emergency, releasing a flood of corticoid hormones that work by sequestering cholesterol from one part of the body and transporting it to areas where it is lacking. Cholesterol is the body’s repair substance: scar tissue contains high levels of cholesterol, including scar tissue in the arteries.

Cholesterol is the precursor to vitamin D, necessary for numerous biochemical processes including mineral metabolism. The bile salts, required for the digestion of fat, are made of cholesterol. Those who suffer from low cholesterol often have trouble digesting fats. Cholesterol may also protect us against cancer as low cholesterol levels are associated with increased rates of cancer.

Cholesterol is vital to proper neurological function. It plays a key role in the formation of memory and the uptake of hormones in the brain, including serotonin, the body’s feel-good chemical. When cholesterol levels drop too low, the serotonin receptors cannot work. Cholesterol is a major component of the brain, much of it in the myelin sheaths that insulate nerve cells and in the synapses that transmit nerve impulses.

Some researchers believe that cholesterol acts as an antioxidant.2 This is the likely explanation for the fact that cholesterol levels tend to go up with age. As an antioxidant, cholesterol protects us against free radical damage that leads to heart disease and cancer.

Finally, cholesterol is the precursor to all the hormones produced in the adrenal cortex including glucocorticoids, which regulate blood sugar levels, and mineralocorticoids, which regulate mineral balance. Corticoids are the cholesterol-based adrenal hormones that the body uses in response to stress of various types; they promote healing and balance the tendency to inflammation. The adrenal cortex also produces sex hormones, including testosterone, estrogen and progesterone, out of cholesterol. Thus, low cholesterol–whether due to an innate error of metabolism or induced by cholesterol-lowering diets and drugs–can be expected to disrupt the production of adrenal hormones and lead to blood sugar problems, edema, mineral deficiencies, chronic inflammation, difficulty in healing, allergies, asthma, reduced libido, infertility and various reproductive problems.

Enter the Statins

Statin drugs entered the market with great promise. They replaced a class of pharmaceuticals that lowered cholesterol by preventing its absorption from the gut. These early drugs often had immediate and unpleasant side effects, including nausea, indigestion and constipation, and in the typical patient they lowered cholesterol levels only slightly. Patient compliance was low: the benefit did not seem worth the side effects and the potential for use was very limited. By contrast, statin drugs had no immediate side effects: they did not cause nausea or indigestion and they were consistently effective, often lowering cholesterol levels by 50 points or more.

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The Power of the Lord’s Prayer

THE POWER OF THE LORD’S PRAYER ..Today [Original Source Link]

All around the world, people are hungry for hope. And God’s Word remains just as relevant, meaningful, and powerful as it has for thousands of years. In Matthew 6:9–13, Jesus taught His disciples a simple model for how they could reach out to the Father every day. And every day, people still recite Jesus’ words — what we know as “The Lord’s Prayer” — for comfort, provision, and direction for their lives.

We hope you’ll enjoy this short video from the Church of England, “Just Pray,” showing the profound power that these words still carry:

The Lord’s Prayer

“Our Father who is in heaven, hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come. Your will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.
Amen.”
Matthew 6:9–13, NASB

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Warming Winter Curry

WARMING WINTER CURRY

1 can full fat coconut milk
1 large sweet potato cut into bite size chunks
2 cups chopped kale
1 medium onion
1 teaspoon coriander
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds. Roast cumin seeds in a dry skillet.  This only takes a minute or two.  Be careful not to burn them. Set them aside after roasting. If you do not have cumin seeds, use powdered cumin and obviously, don’t roast the powder!
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Real Salt or sea salt
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

In a medium pot, add coconut milk plus one can of water.  Add all other ingredients except for the kale.  Cook for 5 minutes, then add the kale and simmer until veggies are tender.  Serve over brown rice.

Recipe from Melissa Chappel

Tooth Truth – David Christopher, M.H.

TOOTH TRUTH – David Christopher, M.H.

I am often asked if there are natural alternatives to dentistry. I usually reply in the affirmative and start teaching about a proper diet. I like to begin with the admonition to eat an apple a day for it will keep the doctor away. This applies equally to dental doctors. A person could eat an apple every day of their life and it would help strengthen their teeth as well as contribute to general good health.  However, just the simple processing of drying that apple renders this food dangerous with the possibility to rot your teeth.  Even though drying food preserves more nutrients than cooking food and drying food does not destroy enzymes as does cooking food, drying food inactivates the enzymes, which need a watery environment to function.  So you eat this now sticky dried fruit which lodges between your teeth and cannot break down, because the enzymes are inactive, bacteria then enter this area between your teeth to break down this dried fruit. After completing its task, the bacteria starts breaking down the enamel on your teeth. The fresh apple, however, is watery and the inherent enzymes break it down as designed by nature.

Tooth problems begin with a poor diet, one made up of processed foods, which are totally lacking in enzymes. If one eats fresh raw organic foods, which contain all the minerals and nutrients necessary for good health, that person will not suffer tooth decay and the myriad of problems treated by dentists.

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OXYGEN MINERALS

MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLYOXYGEN MINERALS – Prevention ~ First Defense

A study of the periodic table of elements shows sulfur, selenium, and tellurium as being the only three oxygen transport minerals. Further study shows that chlorine and fluorine are detrimental to such oxygen transport, yet these elements have been added to make our teeth “healthier” and our water “more pure” or free from bacterial infestation. These elements are poisonous at higher concentrations, and they block the uptake of both oxygen and sulfur. Drinking city tap water is discouraged in the Study for this reason.

The Study believes that a widespread deficiency in the mineral sulfur may be responsible for the great increase in disease in the U.S. Healthy cellular metabolism is the basis for cellular regeneration of all of our cells. This is the bottom line for the human body. Without intracellular oxygen, we begin to degenerate long before our biological clock runs out.

Prevention ~ First Defense

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

MANAGE HEALTH NATURALLYBio-Identical Hormone Replacement

By now, almost everyone has heard of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement (BHR). Many popular books by Suzanne Somers and others have effectively spread the word about this very important anti-aging and disease preventing therapy. Dr. Shallenberger has been a leader in the use of BHR for over fifteen years. He has written extensively about it in both of his books, Bursting With Energy and The Type 2 Diabetes Breakthrough.

Don’t confuse bio-identical hormone replacement with synthetic hormone replacement. You have seen the headlines about synthetic replacement. It has conclusively been proven to be dangerous, and should never be given. Bio-identical hormones are completely different. They are the same hormones that are already in your body. There has never been one study that has indicated that the use of bio-identical hormones is anything but healthy.

Bio-identical hormone are not just for women. Bio-identical hormone replacement is just as important for men’s health. Proper individualized replacement programs using these hormones will make you feel and function years younger, while at the same time protecting you against the diseases and infirmities of aging.

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