September 30, 2012
Hibiscus for Heart Health
Root Canals – Facts vs. Fictions
Hemp – Miracle Plant or Evil Weed?
Cancer Success Story – Dale Figtree
Flu Shot? No Thanks!
The Truth About GMOs
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Hibiscus for Heart HealthHibiscus is a small tree with bright red/yellow flowers that are rich in flavonoids, minerals, and other nutrients. The flowers have a fruity taste that makes hibiscusÂ popular as both hot and cold tea which has been enjoyed for hundreds of years as relaxing refreshment as well as an herbal remedy to treat many ailments. Packed with a plethora of protective polyphenols, this rich red tea acts as a natural ACE inhibitor and reduces blood pressure to a degree similar to that of prescription anti-hypertensive drugs, according to a study at Tufts University with findings published in The Journal of Nutrition (February 2010). Hibiscus tea also contains an enzyme inhibitor which blocks the production of amylaseÂ (an enzyme that breaks down complex sugars and starches). This being so, drinking a cup of hibiscusÂ teaÂ after meals may reduce the absorption of dietary carbohydrates and will assist in weight loss. Hibiscus tea is also rich in vitamin CÂ and can help strengthen the immune systemÂ while protecting the entire body against bacterial attacks.
Root Canals – Facts vs. FictionsIf one of your teeth begins to hurt, your dentist may suggest that you have a "root canal." This is accomplished by drilling a hole on the top of your tooth, inserting an auger, and ripping out the artery and nerve. The root canal area is cleaned, sterilized, and disinfected. Then the inside of the tooth is filled, and the hole is typically sealed with a crown. Each year, millions of root canals are done with an apparent success rate of over 90%. In other words, there is no pain, and the X-rays indicate that the tooth has been "healed." Unfortunately, this masks a problem which can still be occurring. You see, there are over 3 miles of tubules (tiny channels) in every tooth, and only an insane (or delusional) dentist would claim to be able to clean or sterilize 100% of the 3 miles of tubules. This then leaves areas of necrotic (dead) tissue in the tooth to continue decomposing and being infected. Our immune system's white blood cells don't travel into tubules nor do antibiotics filter into these areas. Thus, the tubules become a "safe haven" for microbes (viruses, yeasts, fungi, molds, bacteria, etc). And since the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and living tissue inside the tooth have been removed, it is now dead. If you went to the doctor and told him that your appendix hurts and he told you that he was going to cut the nerve to the appendix so you won't feel the pain and then rip the artery off the appendix so it will die, I think you would probably find another doctor. To my knowledge, dentists are the only physicians that purposely leave *DEAD* tissue in the body. Dentist Frank Jerome stated: "The idea of keeping a dead, infected organ in the body is only thought to be a good idea by dentists. A root canal-treated tooth always negatively affects your immune system." Using the example above, if your appendix dies and you don't remove it, you will die from peritonitis. The medical fact is this: ALL DEAD TISSUE GETS INFECTED. In the image below, you can see a study published in the Endodontists Journal. (Endodontists are root canal specialists.) In the study, they took people that were going to have wisdom teeth removed and performed a root canal on one side and then removed both wisdom teeth in three months. As you can see, the tooth that didn't have anything done had only 1.1% of the tubules infected (i.e. 98.9% healthy). However, the tooth that had a root canal three months earlier had 39% of the tubules infected and only 61% healthy. Way back in the 1920's, Dr. Weston A. Price performed experiments which at first were hailed by the American Dental Association, but which were later ignored. Dr. Price suspected that bacterial infection accompanied many degenerative diseases, and he suspected that these infections arose from the teeth. He decided to implant an extracted root-filled tooth under the skin of an animal. He found that by implanting the root-filled tooth, the disease of the patient was transferred to animals. Whatever disease the patient had, the animal with the extracted tooth under its skin developed the same disease as the patient. He also observed that when root-filled teeth were taken out using correct techniques then a variety of health problems improved, from arthritis to kidney problems to cancer. This was done with hundreds of patients. What Dr. Price reported and what he found with the tests which involved some 5,000 animals over the 25-year period was that "root canal teeth," no matter how good they looked, or how free they were from symptoms, always remained infected. Dr. Price documented his findings in two monumental volumes entitled Dental Infections Oral & Systemic and Dental Infections and the Degenerative Diseases. Not surprisingly, the books were effectively suppressed for 50 years until Dr. George Meinig, a retired endodontist, discovered these books and republished a shortened version of these books called Root Canal Cover-up. Meinig, who actually invented the root canal procedure, spent the last years of his career trying to get dentists to stop doing the procedure which he invented. Obviously, many people appear to be able to handle root canals with no ill effects. The problem is that we have no way of knowing if or when our toxic threshold will be reached or how much it will damage the immune system. When our immune systems are at a low point, the microorganisms or toxins produced by the bacteria more readily move toward a target organ in the body based on acupuncture meridians. If you are healthy and strong, the better the odds that the toxins from the root canal will be quarantined and not have a systemic effect. Based on my research, the safest action is extraction of the tooth.
Hemp – Miracle Plant or Evil Weed?Did you know that early laws in some American colonies actually required farmers to grow hemp, and they could go to jail for refusing to grow it? Did you know that, according to their diaries, many of our early presidents, including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, grew hemp? Did you know that the American Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the USA were both drafted on hemp paper? Did you know that Henry Ford built an experimental car body out of hemp fiber, which is 10 times stronger than steel?Â Did you know that the first Model-T was actually built to run on hemp gasoline? I'll betcha didn't! A February 1938 Popular Mechanics entitled "New Billion-Dollar Crop" stated that there are more than 25,000 uses for hemp ... from food, paint and fuel to clothing and construction materials. There are even hemp fibers in your Lipton™ tea bags. And several cars made today contain hemp. One acre of hemp can produce as much raw fiber as 10 acres of trees. Pulping hemp for paper would produce a stronger paper that lasts incredibly long and doesn't yellow with age. Hemp oil (derived from hemp seeds) has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man. Derived from hemp seeds, hemp oil has long been recognized as one of the most versatile and beneficial substances known to man.Â Hemp is considered to be a superfood (like spirulina and chlorella) due to its high essential fatty acid content and the unique ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 and gamma linolenic acid (GLA). Hemp oil contains up to 5% of pure GLA, a much higher concentration than any other plant. But that's not all. For millenia, hemp has been used in medicinal teas and tonics because of its healing properties. And, yes, it is an effective treatment for cancer. It not only relieves pain and helps with the appetite of cancer patients, it also has been shown to have curative properties. The chemicals in hemp (aka cannibis or marijuana) which are responsible for many of the medical benefits are called "cannabinoids." The most notable cannabinoid is "Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol" but most folks call it "THC." As late as the 1930s in the USA, medicinal hemp tinctures with THC were available in most pharmacies. But in the 1940s, hemp was made illegal. But why would the US government outlaw a plant which has a plethora of useful applications? Big Pharma didn't like the non-toxic and inexpensive medicinal applications, that's why. Hemp was plentiful and inexpensive, and to make matters worse for the Medical Mafia, it didn't cause any additional medical conditions that required prescriptions for more poison. So, it was outlawed. The medical evidence for the effectiveness of THC at treating cancer and also reducing pain is overwhelming. We have known this since 1974 when the first experiment documenting marijuana's anti-tumor effects took place at the Medical College of Virginia at the behest of the U.S. government and the National Institute of Health (NIH). The purpose of the study was to show that marijuana damages the immune system and causes cancer. However, the study found instead that THC slowed the growth of three kinds of cancer in mice (lung and breast cancer, and a virus-induced leukemia). OOPS! We can't have that information made public can we? So, the DEA quickly shut down the Virginia study and all further research on the anti-cancer effects of marijuana … even though the researchers found that THC cures cancer!! In 2000, researchers in Madrid learned that the THC in hemp inhibits the spread of brain cancer through selectively inducing programmed cell death (apoptosis) in brain tumor cells without negatively impacting surrounding healthy cells. They were able to destroy incurable brain tumors in rats by injecting them with THC. [Guzman et al. 2000. Anti-tumoral action of cannabinoids: involvement of sustained ceramide accumulation and extracellular signal-regulated kinase activation. Nature Medicine 6: 313-319] But sadly, most Americans don't know anything about the Madrid discovery, since virtually no major US newspapers carried the story. In 2004, Guzman and colleagues reported that hemp's cannabinoids inhibited glioma tumor growth in animals and in human glioblastoma multiforme tumor samples. Writing in the August 2004 issue of Cancer Research, investigators concluded, "The present laboratory and clinical findings provide a novel pharmacological target for cannabinoid-based therapies." [Guzman et al. 2004. Cannabinoids inhibit the vascular endothelial growth factor pathways in gliomas. Cancer Research 64: 5617-5623] A 2007 Harvard Medical School study (published in Science Daily) showed that the THC in hemp decreased lung cancer tumors by 50% and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to metastasize (spread). Other researchers have also shown that THC is an effective treatment for Hodgkin's disease and Kaposi's Sarcoma. A recent study out of Thailand demonstrated that THC can also fight bile duct cancer, which is rare and deadly. As a matter of fact, the International Medical Verities Association is including hemp oil on its cancer protocol. After he successfully treated his terminal cancer with hemp oil, Rick Simpson has been leading the way to promote hemp oil as a viable cancer treatment. Ironically, on November 25th, 2009, one day before he was crowned the Freedom Fighter of the Year 2009 at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, Simpson received word that he had been raided again by the RCMP in Canada. Simpson has been heavily persecuted for his stance on medicinal marijuana and for his efforts to help folks cure their cancer with hemp oil. Studies have also shown that cannabinoids (and endocannabinoids) inhibit the proliferation of other various cancers, including:
- Breast cancer
- Colorectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Gastric (stomach) cancer
- Skin cancer
- Leukemia and lymphoma
- Lung cancer
- Uterine cancer
- thyroid cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Cervical cancer
- Mouth cancer
- Cholangiocarcinoma (billary tract cancer)
Cancer Success Story – Dale FigtreeIt was 1977, in New York Hospital, before CAT scans. After many other inconclusive tests, I underwent exploratory thoracic surgery to find out more about the shadow covering my left lung on my x-ray. During surgery a large cancerous tumor was discovered. It was in an advanced stage, pushing my heart towards the other side of my chest and pressing closed my left lung. The tumor was considered inoperable due to its attachment, not only to my lung, but also to my heart and major arteries. A biopsy was taken and I was closed up. I was told I had a malignant lymphatic tumor and was started on chemo and radiation. My doctor said that the chemo could not entirely cure this type of cancer but it would help reduce it and make it easier for the radiation to work. It never occurred to me that any other approach to healing existed. After the third month of treatment, my oncologist called me into his office to discuss my latest X-ray. He informed me of a newly discovered smaller mass, a few inches below the original tumor. His whole staff was in agreement that it was a second tumor, that the cancer had metastasized, and that radiation should begin on that new area the very next day. I went home panic-stricken and immediately called my yoga teacher, who was also my spiritual mentor. Among other things, she suggested that I sit down right then and meditate. I decided to use my imagination and visualize the destruction of each and every cancer cell in an elaborate war type scenario until all the cancer cells were gone, leaving only healthy pink cells. As I slowly opened my eyes I found myself in a state of serenity. My fear had mysteriously vanished! At the hospital the next morning, another X-ray was taken to calculate the exact measurements for the new area of radiation. A few minutes later, my oncologist entered the room looking baffled. He announced that the second lump was goneâ€”vanishedâ€”a spontaneous unexplained phenomenon â€”even though the original tumor was still there. This was the first time I had participated in the healing process other than just placing my body on the table and letting the machines do the work. After six months, I had reached the limit of radiation I could have in that area and those treatments were stopped. My doctor told me the tumor had been reduced by about 90% but was still not entirely gone and there was nothing more they could do. This was a terrifying moment yet also a magnificent moment, for it was then that I was shaken awake to the desperate need to save my own life. I went home and put out a prayer for help _ for guidance, for healing, for support _ and the very next day, my life began toÂ fill with many other holistic possibilities. I changed my lifestyle and devoted my entire life to working with healing on several levels. Visualization was a part of it, and nutrition was the major piece. I went to see a master nutritionist who put me on a food program of all high nutrient easy to digest foods _ with quantities that were huge. It took a few weeks for my stomach to be able to hold that much food, but once it did, I was like a sponge slurping food up. Fresh vegetable juices were a part of the program, which was about 80% raw, 20% cooked. Very quickly my body began to clean out old unwanted material _ perhaps carcinogens, perhaps the left over debris from chemo and radiation. The cleansing and detoxing happened in cycles _ every few weeks some other area of my body, some new symptom, from pains to phlegm to loose stools. After 6 months I went back for an x-ray and my oncologist was shocked that my tumor apparently remained exactly the same. Since I had had a very fast growing malignant tumor, he thought it would have regrown quickly. Three years passed, still on my program, that were relatively quiet health wise. Â Then suddenly one dayÂ I started to goÂ through major cleansing and detox _ fever and varied bodily symptoms – lastingÂ four months. When I recovered I felt like I had grown new body. Finally I went for a cat scan and to my oncologist's surprise, I appeared to be cancer free.Â That was over 35 year ago. The specifics of Dale's nutritional program and the other complementary work she did is written in her book, "Beyond Cancer Treatment: Clearing and Healing the Underlying Causes." Her website is www.dalefigtree.com.
Flu Shot? No Thanks!My friends over at Better Way Health have put together a short, but very informative article about the seasonal toxic injection commonly known as the flu shot. There are risks associated with the flu shot, and in this 5 minute read you’ll know what you’re up against. Plus, they offer up 5 natural ways to avoid the flu in the first place. Check out the full information here:Â http://aboutbetaglucan.com/
The Truth About GMOsOver the past few weeks, I have posted numerous articles on Facebook about the dangers of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).Â Mike Adams with NaturalNews has done a fantastic job of summarizing some of the recent findings concerning the horrifying dangers of GMOs, so I have reposted one of his articles below. I have also included excerpts from another article posted in the Daily Mail (UK) about Russia's recent ban on GMO foods and I have embedded a couple of interesting and very informative videos. Mike's article, entitled "Shock findings in new GMO study: Rats fed lifetime of GM corn grow horrifying tumors, 70% of females die early" is below. (NaturalNews) Eating genetically modified corn (GM corn) and consuming trace levels of Monsanto's Roundup chemical fertilizer caused rats to develop horrifying tumors, widespread organ damage, and premature death. That's the conclusion of a shocking new study that looked at the long-term effects of consuming Monsanto's genetically modified corn. The study has been deemed "the most thorough research ever published into the health effects of GM food crops and the herbicide Roundup on rats." News of the horrifying findings is spreading like wildfire across the internet, with even the mainstream media seemingly in shock over the photos of rats with multiple grotesque tumors… tumors so large the rats even had difficulty breathing in some cases. GMOs may be the new thalidomide. "Monsanto Roundup weedkiller and GM maize implicated in â€˜shocking' new cancer study" wrote The Grocery, a popular UK publication. (http://www.thegrocer.co.uk/topics/technology-and-supply-chain/monsant…) It reported, "Scientists found that rats exposed to even the smallest amounts, developed mammary tumors and severe liver and kidney damage as early as four months in males, and seven months for females." The Daily Mail reported, "Fresh row over GM foods as French study claims rats fed the controversial crops suffered tumors." (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Fresh-fears-GM…) It goes on to say: "The animals on the GM diet suffered mammary tumors, as well as severe liver and kidney damage. The researchers said 50 percent of males and 70 percent of females died prematurely, compared with only 30 percent and 20 percent in the control group." The study, led by Gilles-Eric Seralini of the University of Caen, was the first ever study to examine the long-term (lifetime) effects of eating GMOs. You may find yourself thinking it is absolutely astonishing that no such studies were ever conducted before GM corn was approved for widespread use by the USDA and FDA, but such is the power of corporate lobbying and corporate greed. The study was published in The Food & Chemical Toxicology Journal and was just presented at a news conference in London. Findings from the study Here are some of the shocking findings from the study: â€¢ Up to 50% of males and 70% of females suffered premature death. â€¢ Rats that drank trace amounts of Roundup (at levels legally allowed in the water supply) had a 200% to 300% increase in large tumors. â€¢ Rats fed GM corn and traces of Roundup suffered severe organ damage including liver damage and kidney damage. â€¢ The study fed these rats NK603, the Monsanto variety of GM corn that's grown across North America and widely fed to animals and humans. This is the same corn that's in your corn-based breakfast cereal, corn tortillas and corn snack chips. The Daily Mail is reporting on some of the reaction to the findings: France's Jose Bove, vice-chairman of the European Parliament's commission for agriculture and known as a fierce opponent of GM, called for an immediate suspension of all EU cultivation and import authorisations of GM crops. â€˜This study finally shows we are right and that it is urgent to quickly review all GMO evaluation processes,' he said in a statement. â€˜National and European food security agencies must carry out new studies financed by public funding to guarantee healthy food for European consumers.' (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2205509/Fresh-fears-GM…) Read the study abstract The study is entitled, "A Comparison of the Effects of Three GM Corn Varieties on Mammalian Health." Read the abstract here: http://www.biolsci.org/v05p0706.htm That abstract include this text. Note: "hepatorenal toxicity" means toxic to the liver. Our analysis clearly reveals for the 3 GMOs new side effects linked with GM maize consumption, which were sex- and often dose-dependent. Effects were mostly associated with the kidney and liver, the dietary detoxifying organs, although different between the 3 GMOs. Other effects were also noticed in the heart, adrenal glands, spleen and haematopoietic system. We conclude that these data highlight signs of hepatorenal toxicity, possibly due to the new pesticides specific to each GM corn. In addition, unintended direct or indirect metabolic consequences of the genetic modification cannot be excluded. Here are some quotes from the researchers: "This research shows an extraordinary number of tumors developing earlier and more aggressively – particularly in female animals. I am shocked by the extreme negative health impacts." – Dr Michael Antoniou, molecular biologist, King's College London. "We can expect that the consumption of GM maize and the herbicide Roundup, impacts seriously on human health." – Dr Antoniou. "This is the first time that a long-term animal feeding trial has examined the impact of feeding GM corn or the herbicide Roundup, or a combination of both and the results are extremely serious. In the male rats, there was liver and kidney disorders, including tumors and even more worryingly, in the female rats, there were mammary tumors at a level which is extremely concerning; up to 80 percent of the female rats had mammary tumors by the end of the trial." – Patrick Holden, Director, Sustainable Food Trust. Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/037249_GMO_study_cancer_tumors_organ_damage.html Here is an email that was received by my friend, Anthony Gucciardi, who writes for NaturalSociety.com and NaturalNews.com. It is from a biotech scientist who supports GMOs. Russia suspends import and use of American GM corn after study revealed cancer risk": Russia has suspended the import and use of an American GM corn following a study suggesting a link to breast cancer and organ damage. Separately, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), has ordered its own review in to the research, which was conducted at a French university. The decision by Russia could be followed by other nations in what would be a severe blow to the take-up of the controversial technology. Historically, biotech companies have proved the safety of GM crops based on trials involving feeding rats for a period of 90 days. However, experts at the University of Caen conducted an experiment running for the full lives of rats – two years. The findings, which were peer reviewed by independent experts before being published in a respected scientific journal, found raised levels of breast cancer, liver and kidney damage. The same trials also found evidence that consumption of minuscule amounts of a commonly used weedkiller, Roundup, was associated with a raised risk of cancer. Both the GM corn, which carries the name NK603, and Roundup are the creation of US biotech company Monsanto. The decision by the Russians to suspend authorisation for the American GM corn threatens to trigger a transatlantic commercial and diplomatic row. Russia's consumer rights watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said today that it has suspended the import and use of the Monsanto GM corn. Rospotrebnadzor said the country's Institute of Nutrition has been asked to assess the validity of the study. It has also contacted the European Commission's Directorate General for Health & Consumers to ask for the EU's position on the corn's safety. Consumer scepticism in the UK and Europe means GM corn is not on supermarket shelves here, however it is fed to farm animals, including hens, pigs and dairy cows. Last week Monsanto said it did not think the French study would affect its license to export the NK603 to Europe but would wait to hear from EFSA. The company said: â€˜Based on our initial review, we do not believe the study presents information that would justify any change in EFSA's views on the safety of genetically modified corn products or alter their approval status for genetically modified imports.' The biotech industry and university researchers involved in GM research have mounted a major PR campaign over the last year to win over sceptical consumers. In the past week, pro-GM scientists have been lining up to undermine the French experiments and criticise the way they were conducted. However, a number of independent academics have praised the French team's work, describing it as the most thorough and extensive feeding trials involving GM to date. Mustafa Djamgoz, the Professor of Cancer Biology, at Imperial College, London, said the findings relating to eating GM corn were a â€˜surprise'. Prof Djamgoz, who describes himself as a neutral on GM, said: â€˜The results are significant. The experiments are, more or less, the best of their kind to date.' However, he said that it is now important to ensure they are repeated with more animals by independent laboratories to confirm the outcome. â€˜We are not scaremongering here. More research, including a repetition of this particular study are warranted,' he said. The professor said it will take two to three years to get a definitive answer. Source:Â http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2208452/Russia-suspends-import-use-American-GM-corn-study-revealed-cancer-risk.html These studies, conducted at the University of Caen, were published on the CRIIGEN website and indicated that rats grew massive cancer tumors when fed a lifetime of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn. Could it be that the end of Monsanto's evil reign is nigh? The Russian ban is the latest blow to Monsanto, a company desperately clinging to the myth that its genetically modified crops are "substantially equivalent" to traditional crops and therefore long-term safety testing is "entirely superfluous" (i.e. not necessary). Of course, MonSatan (I mean Monsanto) has attacked the French study, claiming it did not use enough rats and that the duration of the study was "too short." Wow. That's a foolhardy claim in light of the fact that Monsanto's own studies on animals last only 90 days, while the French study looked at the effects of rats eating GMO corn for two years!! Have you heard about Proposition 37 (aka the "GMO labeling" law) in California? Â This law would not only require food companies to label GMOs on their products, but it would also prohibit the use of the word "natural" on products that contain GMOs! Passage of this law would result in widespread changes in the agricultural and food industries and would severely diminish farming of GMOs. GOOD NEWS!Â Proposition 37 is currently polling 2-to-1 in favor of passing! But Monsanto, DuPont, Bayer, and other companies are spending tens of millions of dollars to try to defeat this bill. Â Below is a list (from NaturalNews) of the top ten contributors to the "No on 37" campaign, which is trying to stop GMO labeling in California:
- Monsanto Company, St. Louis, MO, $7,100,500
- E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., Washington, DC, $4,900,000
- BASF Plant Science, Research Triangle Park, NC, $2,000,000
- Bayer CropScience, Research Triangle Park, NC, $2,000,000
- Dow Agrosciences LLC, Indianapolis, IN, $2,000,000
- PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, NY, $1,716,300
- Nestle USA, Inc., Glendale, CA, $1,169,400
- Coca-Cola North America, Atlanta, GA, $1,164,400
- ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE, $1,076,700
- Syngenta Corporation, Washington, DC, $1,000,000
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You may have heard the slogan, "Laughter is the best medicine." I wholeheartedly agree. So, here's a little humor to makeÂ you smile.
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