February 2012 Newsletter

February 28, 2012

CONTENTS:

LivingFuel “SuperGreens” & “SuperBerry”

Colorful Vegetables & Fruits

Cancer Success Story – Maria Cottone

Broccoli – the “Crunchy Cruciferous Contender”

Melatonin’s Mechanisms of Action

Doctors Paid to Regurgitate CDC Raw Milk Lies

 

   

LivingFuel – “SuperGreens” and “SuperBerry”

One staple of my family's daily eating routine is our smoothies, full of yogurt, frozen fruit, and several heaping scoops of Living Fuel's "Super Greens" and "Super Berry." These amazing products contain concentrated sources of vitamins, minerals, proteins, essential fats, enzymes, co-enzymes, herbs, botanical extracts, and soluble and insoluble plant fibers from fresh, high-quality, mostly organic, non-GMO, nutrient-rich foods and supplements. Super Greens is a whole, raw, wild-crafted, complete, foundational "super food." It is a blend of organic, all natural foods that have been optimized with the most bio-available and usable nutrients. This product combines the nutrients of more vegetables and fruits than you could possibly eat. It even includes spirulina and probiotics. Another great thing is that it doesn't taste like your dirty socks, which I can't say about many other "green" products. Super Greens actually tastes good. Another excellent product from Living Fuel is "Super Berry" which will also provide you total nutrition and great taste, but rather than getting the greens in the "Super Greens," the "Super Berry" contains whole organic strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries.  Our daily "Super Smoothies" contain several heaping scoops of both of these amazing products. Living Fuel provides you with high quality nutrition and has more potassium than bananas, more calcium than milk, more fiber than oatmeal, more friendly bacteria than yogurt, more protein that six eggs, and more vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants than a whole day's supply of fruits and vegetables. Those concerned about their health and those with allergies and other conditions can confidently consume either of these products because they have no GMO, no pesticides, no sugar, no wheat, no dairy, no eggs, no maltodextrin, no fillers, no artificial colorings, no irradiation, no herbicides, no soy, no yeast, no whey, no nuts, no preservatives, no artificial colors, and no hydrogenated oils. In my opinion, there are no other whole food supplements comparable to Living Fuel's "Super Greens" and "Super Berry." Both can actually be used either as a supplement or a meal replacement, and they are both available at the Living Fuel website.

 

 

Colorful Vegetables & Fruits

We eat with our eyes first, don't we? God made food attractive so we would choose to eat what's good for us. The truth is that foods with vibrant and rich colors aren't just "pretty" ... they're also "healthy." There are literally thousands of health promoting phytochemicals found in plants, and that's why it is essential to eat a wide variety of colorful yellow, red, orange, green, purple, and blue fruits and vegetables every day! By eating fruits and vegetables from each color group, you will benefit from the unique array of phytochemicals, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, and fiber that each color group has to offer. Colorful fruits and vegetables are chock full of "flavonoids" and "carotenoids" (powerful compounds that bind the damaging free radicals in your body). Green vegetables (like asparagus, zucchini, kale, and spinach) are rich in "chlorophyll" which pumps the body with oxygen, heals wounds, fights infection, and keeps the immune system strong. Red fruits and vegetables (such as beets, tomatoes, apples, and red peppers) get their color from "lycopene," which is an antioxidant that helps prevent cancer. Blue and purple fruits and vegetables (like dark cherries, grapes, blueberries, and eggplant) contain natural pigments called anthocyanins, which help protect your body from free-radical damage and fight heart disease and cancer as well as helping with inflammation (like arthritis). Orange and yellow foods (such as carrots, sweet potatoes, pumpkins, mango, pineapple, and tangerines) are typically colored by pigments calls "carotenoids," many of which your body can convert to Vitamin A. The most common carotenoid found in fruit and vegetables is beta-carotene, which not only boosts the immune system, but also promotes proper cellular communication. My favorite fruits and veggies are definitely cherries, blueberries, and yellow/orange sweet peppers. What are you waiting for? Go get you some bright colorful food! And "NO" ... Skittles don't count!!  

 

Cancer Success Story – Maria Cottone

The date was January 26th, 2009.  I woke up with this excruciating pain in my belly, woke up my husband in tears, I thought I was dying; my husband rushed me to emergency.

We spent over 15 hours there, trying to be seen by a doctor. In the meantime, I was bent over from severe abdominal pain.  Finally we were called in, blood test, urine test, lead to CT scan, biopsy, and were sent home to wait for results. I was still in pain, pain was getting worse, they told me to take Tylenol; it helped with the pain as I was under no medication.  I had never taken medication for anything except for Maalox, since I had always suffered from acid reflux and peptic ulcers.

As days went by, my belly started swelling like a balloon. I found this strange, as I was not eating, had no appetite to eat, for the first time in my life.I hated food – the look of food got me nauseated.  I have always been overweight all my life, but I started gaining more weight in my mid 40s...eating out of control, a junk eater, fast food, oooh and I loved chocolate.. still do.. I just don't have it anymore. My breakfast consisted of Diet coke and a donut, and my day would continue that pattern till I went to bed.

Back to my story, my belly kept growing. It had blown so badly that it became hard as a rock. I got a call from the hospital that my test results came in and I needed to go in and see the gynecologist who had seen me at emergency. This was now February20th 2009. My husband and I sat down in the doctor's office. At the time I was having difficulty walking, still in pain, no energy, my belly was as big as a woman 9 months pregnant, and super hard.

And here it all starts: I was told I had stage 1 endometrial cancer."What, no, please God ... I am only 49, my son needs me, I cannot die now, I want to live!" I did not hear what the Doctor was saying anymore as I went in my own little world. I cried and my husband cried as we were told the bad news.  We walked out with a letter from the doctor to have me scheduled for surgery ASAP.

I did not like that hospital where I had gone to emergency; I only went there because it was close to home.  I called the Jewish General Hospital, they told me to contact my own gynecologist, which I did. I made an appointment with my own gynecologist, told him my story and he wrote me a letter to refer me to the Jewish General Hospital for surgery. I was on a waiting list for surgery, but my belly got bigger and bigger. Now I looked like I was 15 months pregnant and the pain was unbearable.

On March 20th, 2009, my husband decided to call the ambulance, and I was brought to the Jewish General Hospital. They kept me for 5 days and fed me nothing.  I was not even allowed to drink water and my mouth had gone so dry that I couldn't even talk. They couldn't feed me any food or water because of the tests I was undergoing – they were in wonder as to why my belly had swollen so much. They figured it was the biopsy that caused the infection.  At the time I had no knowledge about the dangers of biopsies, so I was wondering too why my belly had swollen so huge. After my test results at the Jewish General, my cancer had gone from stage 1 to stage 3C in less than 2 months! How could this be possible? (Now I know that the biopsy caused this rapid increase.)

My oncologist sent me home after a 5 day stay, and was scheduled for surgery April 7th, 2009.  I was told surgery was to last 1 hour to 2 hours, but it actually lasted 7 hours.  I was let go on Easter Day 2009, so happy to be home. It was difficult to walk, as I had a radical hysterectomy with 61 stitches.  I was scheduled for chemo May 20th, 2009, but I didn't want chemo and I didn't want radiation.

I talked to myself 24 hours a day (with very little sleep) as my stitches were healing. I started walking around the house, and spent endless hours on the internet, "googling" on how to cure cancer the natural way. Lo and behold, by the grace of God I came across Ty Bollinger's book "Cancer – Step Outside the Box."  I ordered it, received it in 3 days, and started reading every single word, every single page, not missing a beat.  I believed everything in it – it made so much sense to me. Yes, Yes, Yes!  I found my answer. I was feeding myself on sugar... goodness, what have I done to myself?

My oncologist told me to eat anything I wanted. I asked her before leaving the hospital if could I have ice cream (I was an ice cream "junkie") and she said "Yes, you may... you may eat anything you want, I will see you in 3 weeks to remove your stitches."  This seemed strange to me. I thought to myself, "I have cancer, and I can eat anything I want???"

So I followed doctor's orders and ate anything I wanted .... Until I got Ty's book.

I read Ty's book in 3 days! When I went back to have my stitches removed, I talked to my oncologist about what I had read. She gave a speech as to why natural healing does not work, and she told me there is no cure for cancer. She said this is all "quackery" with no scientific proof. She tried to scare me and told me that if I didn't do chemo and radiation, that I would be dead before the end of the year.  I listened, my husband listened, and we cried.  I was scared and confused.  I had no medical knowledge whatsoever and I had no knowledge about nutrition.

I weighed 329 pounds when the stitches were removed.  I have always been a strong person (mentally and physically) and rarely got sick. With all the junk I would eat, somehow my immune system held up, but it eventually got me in one shot.  I had "terminal" cancer.  I left the hospital with the appointment for chemo still set for May 20th, 2009, but deep in my mind, I knew I would not go.

I came home and changed my life around, started juicing, juicing Ty's recipe , carrots, beets, cucumbers, celery and apple, I would have these big jugs every day, I would juice pineapple, pears, anything I felt suited for juicing,  I also started juicing greens, spinach, swiss chard, would mix green juice with freshly squeezed lime and ginger.  I started shedding pounds! Unbelievable, the first month I had lost 50 pounds and weighed 279 pounds. Wow! I felt great and my energy was incredible.

Three days before my chemo appointment, I called to cancel it and that was the end of my visits at the hospital.  Never again I told myself, never again.  I started shopping at a natural health store, bought wheat grass juice, and ordered apricot seeds from the internet. I was on a mission and no one would get in my way!  My husband supported me whole heartedly. Although I was a junk-food eater, my husband was not.  Before the cancer, I loved junk food, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, and never drank water.

After beginning the juicing and quitting the junk food, my cancer markers began to drop almost immediately, so I told my oncologist what I was doing. However, she refused to believe that my radical change in diet had anything to do with it. She said it was a "miracle" and that my body just fought it on its own and that nutrition had nothing to do with it!  Believe me, at that moment, I found her to be so stupid!  Here she is, an oncologist, with so much education, yet she had zero knowledge on nutrition! So sad.  She was also amazed by my weight loss.  Within 6 months I had lost a total of 110 pounds. This was truly unbelievable to me, as I was always eating veggies, juicing veggies, eating fruits, and small portions of fish, brown rice, grains like quinoa, spelt, kamut, and lots lots lots of water (fluoride free, of course).

Even my toothpaste contains no fluoride, my shampoo contains no laurel sulfate, and my soap is plant based. I don't believe in diets anymore – it is a change in lifestyle.  I love eating, always did, I just eat different foods now. I also make this amazing chocolate cake, with spelt flour, unrefined raw sugar, organic eggs, organic vanilla, almond milk, baking powder and Camino 100% cocoa powder, (all organic ingredients).  I never use soy milk, or tofu, I stay away from soy products.  I also make Ty's famous guacamole and use it as a vegetable dip (the recipe is in his book).

Till this day, I have wheat grass juice every morning, apricot seeds, and I incorporate raw garlic, ginger, and turmeric in my everyday meals. My husband and son do the same – we all eat healthy now -  I still juice, take supplements, antioxidants, spirulina, chlorella, probiotics, fish oil, and co enzyme Q10 every day.  I have maintained my weight loss, and I feel great (spiritually, physically, and mentally).  I no longer suffer from acid reflux or peptic ulcers.  I have lost 110 pounds in all.

I am being looked after by my naturopath/iridologist, and he also does live blood analysis.  I go every 6 months, and when I see my live blood (my red blood cells all floating around and there are millions of them in perfect circles and my white blood cells, cluttered together, pumping, working) it means that my immune system is strong and nothing will get through it.

I have no parasites in my blood; I used to the first time I went for my live blood analysis, but I killed them all by eating raw garlic every day. I also take black walnut 5 days every month.  My naturopath is also my professor; I am studying natural health science, finished my first semester in anatomy and physiology, and am now in my second semester studying herbology and nutrition.  I love my life; I thank God every day for my life, my family, my job and my new passion in "natural healing."

Cancer is an immune deficiency, so if keep your immune system strong and your body alkaline, then nothing will get you.  Yes, it is hard work to eat healthy, but it is all worth it.  Over the past 3 years, I have seen clients, friends, and neighbors all dying because of chemo.  I do my best in telling them my story, but they believe what their doctors are telling them, instead of believing me (since I have no medical background).

A little short story on one of my clients who came to see me concerning in getting his brother to Canada: He wanted his brother by his side because he had just been diagnosed with stage 4 stomach cancer.  I begged him not to go for chemo and begged him to start detoxing his body. I told him exactly what to do. He listened and he was interested, but he confronted his oncologist with the information I had given him and his oncologist told him to "stop listening to the person who is feeding you all this nonsense."

When he told me this I was heart broken.  He did a round of chemo, but it did not work, so they said he needed a second round of chemo. He passed away at the age of 34!  I cried ... I was angry at his oncologist ... I was angry with my client ... I was angry with the whole medical system!  I have learned to plant my seed where I know it will grow.

Today I see children with cancer and it breaks my heart. I had a neighbor who died at the age of 50 last summer from undergoing chemo. As much as I spoke to his son, telling him my story, it just went in one ear and the other.

I recommend Ty's book to everyone, and people just don't seem to get it. I believe everything Ty mentions in his book concerning the FDA and the pharmaceutical companies.  My husband suffered from lower back arthritis for many years. Some days he was not able to move, so we put him on ginger, garlic, and turmeric and he has no more lower back pain.

Stay connected with nature, feed your body from nature,  make your life simple, love, clean your heart, and you will see life is beautiful.

-Maria Cottone

 

Broccoli – the “Crunchy Cruciferous Contender”

When it comes to basic nutrients, broccoli is a mother lode. In the category of "most healthy vegetable," this "crunchy cruciferous contender" wins top honors. Ounce for ounce, boiled broccoli has more vitamin C than an orange and as much calcium as a glass of milk. But that's not all. Broccoli is a powerful anti-cancer veggie.

Here's why: According to a January 2011 article in "The Journal of Medicinal Chemistry," proteins coded by the gene p53 help keep cancer from starting to grow. But when the p53 gene is mutated, the protection is gone. Mutated p53 is implicated in about half of all human cancers.

Broccoli and its relatives are rich in compounds called isothiocyanates (ITCs), which apparently destroy the products of the mutant p53 gene, but leave the healthy p53 proteins alone and free to suppress tumor development.

Of the millions of plant chemicals contained in our common foods, ITCs, are currently among the most studied. They not only block mutant p53 genes, but they also detoxify potential carcinogens such as environmental toxins.

Back in 1992, Johns Hopkins University pharmacology professor Paul Talalay and his colleagues showed that sulforaphane ( a substance produced by the body from a compound in broccoli) could trigger the production of phase II enzymes. Phase II enzymes can detoxify cancer-causing chemicals and are among the most potent anti-cancer compounds known to man.

Broccoli also contains indole-3-carbinol. This chemical can alter estrogen in a manner so that it potentially reduces the risk of over 10 types of cancer!

   

 

Melatonin’s Mechanisms of Action

Exposure to light at night (LAN), such as sleeping with a nightlight, suppresses the production of melatonin, which is produced from the amino acid tryptophan by the pineal gland when the eyes detect no light (i.e., in darkness or blindness, or during sleep). [Through a series of enzyme-catalyzed reactions, tryptophan is partially converted to 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), which is partially converted to serotonin, which is partially converted to melatonin.]

Melatonin also is produced by the retina and, in vastly greater amounts, by the gastrointestinal system. Increased LAN has been connected with leukemia and breast cancer, likely because it disrupts circadian rhythms. Latin for "about one day," the circadian rhythms helps coordinate and synchronize our internal body functions. Deep within the brain, in the anterior hypothalamus, lies the "suprachiasmatic nucleus" (SCN), a dual cluster of thousands of nerve cells. This is the body's "pacemaker" or "biological clock," which is powered, in a sense, by light.

The SCN receives signals from the outside world via the retina of the eye. When the SCN is stimulated by daylight signals from the retina, it tells the pineal gland to suppress production of melatonin. At night, the SCN's lack of stimulation is signaled to the pineal gland, and melatonin secretion is increased many times over, creating a physiological condition of "biological night" in the person. Why is melatonin so important? Melatonin has been shown to by cytotoxic and induces apoptosis (cancer cell auto-destruction). In addition to destroying cancer cells and inhibiting proliferation, it also stops angiogenesis (new tumor blood vessel growth) and prevents harmful forms of estrogen from stimulating cancer cell growth. Melatonin also stimulates the immune system and increases the cancer-killing activity of macrophages, monocytes, natural killer cells, T-helper cells and eosinophils, all of which are involved in cancer cell destruction.  

 

Medscape offers doctors continuing education credits for reading CDC's latest anti-raw milk propaganda

by: Jonathan Benson, staff writer http://www.naturalnews.com/035064_raw_milk_propaganda_doctors.html

(NaturalNews) Demand for raw milk is off the charts all across the country, which is presumably why the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conveniently decided to release a new raw milk hit-piece recently, which was carefully designed to scare people away from drinking it. Filled with lies, distortions, and blatant data manipulations, this so-called study is now being used as a propaganda tool to brainwash doctors, as Medscape, a popular information resource for physicians, is offering the medical community continuing education credits (CMEs) for reading the article and taking a short test. In case you missed it, Adam J. Langer from the CDC and several colleagues recently dredged up some data from between 1993 and 2006 that they used to claim that raw milk, also known as fresh milk, is 150 times more likely to cause a food-borne illness outbreak than pasteurized milk. As usual, the data was selectively cherry-picked, massaged, and deliberately crafted in such a way as to vilify raw milk and make it out to be a type of dangerous poison, all under the guise of science. But as has been pointed out by David E. Gumpert on his blog The Complete Patient, data from the CDC study when interpreted correctly actually shows that raw milk is responsible for a mere 0.5 percent of all food-borne illness outbreaks on average, the vast majority of which involve raw milk and raw milk products bootlegged from filthy factory farms. In reality, there are only between 25 and 175 reported illnesses every year that may be related to raw milk. Considering the CDC's estimate that three percent of the U.S. population drinks raw milk, this number is extremely low, and actually shows how safe raw milk really is. The current U.S. population is just under 312 million people as of this writing, which means that nearly ten million people in America drink raw milk. This means that as little as 0.00025 percent, or twenty-five thousandths of one percent, of all raw milk drinkers will develop an illness that may be related to the consumption of raw milk. The CDC's data also selectively avoids telling the truth about the number of people who have been sickened by pasteurized milk and milk products throughout the past several decades. While only 1,571 illnesses over the 14-year period included in the study were attributed to raw milk consumption, while 2,842 were attributed to pasteurized milk. And mind you, the CDC purposely chose some of the best years for pasteurized milk. In the 1980s, for example, there were more than 216,000 known illnesses associated with the consumption of pasteurized milk. And in 2007 alone, which was outside the CDC's study period, there were three deaths associated with the consumption of pasteurized milk, and nearly 100 deaths total from pasteurized milk and milk products since 1973. Meanwhile, despite what some reports may say, there has not been a single confirmed death caused by raw milk in the 38-or-so years since data first began being collected. CDC indoctrinating mainstream medical system with anti-raw milk junk science None of this information can be found in any of the mainstream media reports on the CDC study, which have all blindly accepted the agency's clear bias against raw milk as if it is scientific fact. And yet such myths about the so-called dangers of raw milk are being actively perpetrated on the medical community via Medscape, which is pushing doctors to gain their much-needed CME credits by drinking this federal government Kool-Aid, so to speak, which has presumably also been pasteurized. Sources: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/18/3/11-1370_intro.htm http://www.thecompletepatient.com http://www.naturalnews.com/035039_raw_milk_pasteurized_CDC.html


 

OK, enough for this time. But stay tuned. My next monthly newsletter will have more great info.

And please remember that CANCER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE!

Thanks and God bless.

 

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