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Healing Revolution Summit – July 18-20
Happy Anniversary — To Braveheart from Princess
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by John P. Thomas
Health Impact News
Sauerkraut can be an important part of diets designed for healing cancer. Sauerkraut is a German word that simply means sour white cabbage. Lacto-fermented cabbage has a long history of providing benefits for many different health conditions, and now it is proving to be beneficial for cancer. Cabbage, by itself, offers a number of health benefits, but the fermentation process increases the bioavailability of nutrients rendering sauerkraut even more nutritious than the original cabbage.1
In 2005, a team of researchers from Poland and the United states observed a substantially higher rate of breast cancer among Polish women who immigrated to the United States. They compared Polish women who were living in and near Chicago and Detroit with women who were still living in Poland. They observed that the rate of breast cancer was three times higher for the Polish immigrants. They evaluated various factors and concluded that the consumption of lacto-fermented sauerkraut was a possible factor in the different cancer rates. Women in Poland ate an average of 30 pounds of raw sauerkraut each year, while the Polish women in the US were eating approximately 10 pounds per year.2
What are the qualities of sauerkraut that would make it a super food for cancer prevention, and to be included as a part of diets designed to treat cancer? Let’s take a look at some of the science.
Sauerkraut contains high levels of glucosinolates. These compounds have been shown to have anti-cancer activity in laboratory research. “The observed pattern of risk reduction indicates that the breakdown products of glucosinolates in cabbage may affect both the initiation phase of carcinogenesis -by decreasing the amount of DNA damage and cell mutation -and the promotion phase, by blocking the processes that inhibit programmed cell death and stimulate unregulated cell growth,” said Dorothy Rybaczyk-Pathak from the University of New Mexico.3
Pathak, along with colleagues from Michigan State University and the National Food and Nutrition Institute of Warsaw, Poland, found that “Women who ate at least three servings a week of raw- or short-cooked cabbage and sauerkraut had a significantly reduced breast cancer risk compared with those who only ate one serving per week.” They discussed these findings at the American Association for Cancer Research’s Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research meeting in Baltimore, Maryland in 2005.4
A study published in 2012 in the journal Nutrition Cancer showed that consumption of cabbage and sauerkraut is connected with significant reduction of breast cancer incidences. Estrogens are considered a major breast cancer risk factor and their metabolism by P450 enzymes substantially contributes to carcinogenic activity.
The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of cabbage and sauerkraut juices on key enzymes involved with estrogen metabolism in laboratory cell tissue. The 2012 study conducted by Hanna Szaefer, Et Al. showed that their research “supported the epidemiological observations and partly explain the mechanism of the chemopreventive activity of white cabbage products.” In other words their research supported the observation that the consumption of sauerkraut was a beneficial food for the prevention of breast cancer in women.5,6
The preceding studies do not show that sauerkraut by itself is a cure for cancer. They do show that eating sauerkraut has various health benefits, among which is the prevention of cancer, and that eating raw sauerkraut can be part of a natural treatment program for certain cancers.
Not all sauerkraut has health benefits. In order for sauerkraut to have a preventative effect for cancer, it needs to be raw. Raw naturally fermented sauerkraut contains lactic acid and the living probiotic microorganisms that are the agents of fermentation. Canned sauerkraut, pasteurized sauerkraut, or fully cooked sauerkraut does not have this healing power, because the microorganisms have been killed by extended exposure to high heat. Cooking and pasteurization also damages other cancer preventative properties.
Naturally fermented cabbage is normally made from finely shredded cabbage and salt. The salt preserves the cabbage for a few days while the probiotic bacteria begin to grow. These probiotic bacteria are highly beneficial to human digestion and are the mechanism that turns cabbage into a super nutritious food. Naturally fermented sauerkraut does not contain vinegar. The sour taste comes directly from the process of fermentation. The sugar in cabbage is converted into lactic acid, which gives the cabbage its characteristic sour flavor. The lactic acid also preserves the cabbage and prevents it from rotting. Properly fermented sauerkraut can be kept for years without refrigeration as long as it is stored at a cool temperature. Containers of sauerkraut and other types of fermented vegetables were often stored in root cellars, caves, and sometimes even buried in the ground for long-term cool storage.
It may seem strange to us that, in earlier times, people knew how to preserve vegetables for long periods without the use of freezers or canning machines. This was done through the process of lacto-fermentation. Lactic acid is a natural preservative that inhibits putrefying bacteria. Starches and sugars in vegetables and fruits are converted into lactic acid by the many species of lactic-acid-producing bacteria. These lactobacilli are ubiquitous, present on the surface of all living things and especially numerous on leaves and roots of plants growing in or near the ground.7
Before the twentieth century, people throughout the world routinely fermented many types of foods to help with digestion and to preserve foods for long term storage. They had an awareness of how these foods could help them with specific health problems. For example, during long sea voyages, sailors used sauerkraut to prevent scurvy. Scurvy is a disease resulting from a deficiency of vitamin C, which is required for the synthesis of collagen in humans. Scurvy often presents itself initially as symptoms of malaise and lethargy, followed by formation of spots on the skin, spongy gums, and bleeding from the mucous membranes. Spots are most abundant on the thighs and legs, and a person with the ailment looks pale, feels depressed, and is partially immobilized. As scurvy advances, there can be open, suppurating wounds, loss of teeth, jaundice, fever, neuropathy and death.8 Sauerkraut contains enough vitamin C to prevent scurvy.
Sauerkraut also has benefits for many other health conditions. Acne is not a life threatening disease, but for many young people, it is a source of extreme embarrassment and concern. Dr. Thomas Cowan states:
A strategy for dealing with acne begins with effective “bowel cleansing” and healthy bowel flora (the normal lacto-bacteria that live in our intestines). This has always been considered the cornerstone of every natural acne treatment. The best remedy for this is for your teenager to eat about 1/4-1/2 cup of fresh, unpasteurized traditionally made sauerkraut every day and then take one teaspoon of Swedish Bitters in warm water before bed. Sauerkraut, however, should be the cornerstone of treatment as the high sulfur content of the cabbage is especially valuable in skin cleansing. (Cabbage juice is valued in Irish folk medicine for giving a beautiful complexion.)
This treatment recommendation is part of Dr. Cowan’s comprehensive acne treatment discussed in his article.9
Acid Reflux can be an extremely painful condition, which can cause long term damage to the esophagus. This condition can be healed naturally with sauerkraut juice. Dr. Mercola states:
Sauerkraut or cabbage juice is one of the strongest stimulants for your body to produce acid. This is a good thing as many people have low stomach acid, which is the cause of their gut problems. Having a few teaspoons of cabbage juice before eating, or better yet, fermented cabbage juice from sauerkraut, will do wonders to improve your digestion.10
Sauerkraut and other raw lactic acid fermented vegetable products such as kimchi offer a number of health benefits. Their probiotic content helps with digestion and helps to heal damage to the digestive tract. Raw sauerkraut is a traditional part of a healthy diet.
The refrigerator section of most health food stores should have some variety of raw unpasteurized sauerkraut. Be sure you read the label before you make your purchase. You do not want to see the word “pasteurized.” The jar should have plenty of liquid so that the cabbage is completely submerged. It is fine if you see bubbles in the jar, this is proof that it contains living bacteria. The longer the sauerkraut ferments, the better the flavor. Some people say that the best flavor comes after about 6 month of storage.
When you open the jar, always use a clean utensil to remove the sauerkraut. You want to try and avoid introducing new bacteria into the jar. The sauerkraut should be crisp and feel clean. It should never feel slimy or smell rotten. Living sauerkraut has a distinctively fresh smell, which should remain the same down to the bottom of the jar.
1. “6. Digestion Connection: The Simple, Natural Plan to Combat Diabetes, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis, Arthritis, Acid Reflux–And More!.” Elizabeth Lipski, 2013, Rodale. p. 63. ISBN 978-1609619459.
2. “Sauerkraut consumption may fight off breast cancer,” Dominique Patton, 04-Nov-2005, http://www.nutraingredients.com/Research/Sauerkraut-consumption-may-fight-off-breast-cancer
5. “Modulation of CYP1A1, CYP1A2 and CYP1B1 expression by cabbage juices and indoles in human breast cell lines,” 2012, PMID: 22716309) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22716309
6. Two additional studies support this finding.
8. “Scurvy” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scurvy
10. “Drinking Water Better than Drugs in Suppressing Acid Reflux”http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/07/08/water-works-better-than-ulcer-pills-to-decrease-stomach-acid.aspx
By Daniel Johnson
Off The Grid News
Pennsylvania woman claims doctors took her seven-day-old healthy baby and called police and social workers simply because she gave birth at home. She also says that doctors at St. Joseph’s Hospital transferred her baby to another hospital without her permission.
“[The doctor] came in the room with a stern look and said if you refuse to transfer her, we WILL CONTACT DHS (Department of Human Services) AND THE POLICE,” said the woman, Fatima Doumbouya.
Doumbouya and her husband refused permission, but they didn’t realize that the doctors had already decided to move their daughter to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, she says.
The mother and her husband, Bilal Smith, only learned of the transfer when a nurse told them the baby was being moved. They had never given permission nor signed any paperwork authorizing the action. Doctors informed her that the baby would have to be transferred to Children’s because St. Joseph’s lacked the proper instruments to examine her.
Police Called on Couple
The mother’s nightmare began when she took her daughter to an emergency room at St. Joseph’s Hospital for a checkup. Doumbouya had given birth at home and had stopped prenatal visits because she felt that she was receiving unnecessary medical treatment.
“I informed her that she cannot physically force me to take my child to another hospital,” Doumbouya wrote at a blog called Ms. Wright’s Way. “I knew what awaited us there were her vaccines and the silver nitrate eye [medicine].”
When the couple objected to the transfer, doctors called the police, she says. Three officers were waiting for them in the next room. The officers forced the couple to go with the baby to the other hospital
A hospital worker later told Doumbouya that the hospital’s action was probably illegal and that she could get her daughter discharged by filling out American Medical Association (AMA) forms at the front desk, the mother says.
“When I asked the front desk for those papers, THEY BLATANTLY IGNORED ME,” Doumbouya wrote. “I kept asking and asking, [and] no one would answer me, they all looked at each other and kept doing what they were doing. It was like something out of a movie.”
Baby Subjected to Tests without Parents’ Permission
She contends that she had to wait an hour and a half for an ambulance to come and take her baby to Children’s Hospital. At Children’s Hospital, the baby was subjected to a series of tests and found to be completely healthy.
“They ran test after test after test HOPING TO FIND SOMETHING,” Doumbouya wrote. The tests were done without her permission. She believes the reason for the tests was to find a pretext for the Department of Human Services to take her baby.
In a final insult to injury, Doumbouya and her husband received a bill from the hospital for the ambulance ride they didn’t want in the first place. In a recent post on the blog, she wrote:
“I received a bill today – Remember in my story when we were FORCED to transfer hospitals? Well the ambulance ride was $3,320.00. Healthcare is the second biggest scam in this country.”
It is easy to see why Doumbouya, an immigrant from Africa, is thinking of leaving the United States.
Not The Only Case
The frightening thing is that Doumbouya is not alone. Recent Off the Grid News stories indicate that other mothers have reported disturbingly similar stories. Some examples include:
It looks like parents who practice natural or alternative medicine might be well-advised to avoid hospitals, or at least know the law and have an attorney at hand.
by Paul Fassa
Food grade activated charcoal is an amazingly useful substance, able to both be ingested and used topically on your skin or teeth. In other words, it serves both the inner and outer body. Many emergency vehicles and emergency rooms even use it as an antidote for poison victims and pharmaceutical overdoses. Along with garlic and echinacea, food grade activated charcoal should be part of your medicine cabinet.
I use a shaker with a strong sealing cap to mix at least eight ounces of non-fluoridated filtered water or distilled water with at least a tablespoon full of food grade activated charcoal powder; more is generally better. Capsules are good for certain occasions, but the powders, although messier, are more versatile for larger amounts with faster absorption.
It works by adsorbing (with the “d” not a “b”) toxins. The carbon molecules attract toxins and neutralize them with an electronic bond, then they escort the toxins out of your system via your stool. Some assert that you can only detox what’s in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, but that is misleading.
The inner linings of your small intestines are covered with millions of small villi, tiny appendages that absorb nutrients into the blood’s circulatory system, which cycles completely throughout the body at an average rate of once every minute, though more with exercise and less at rest. After the abundant tiny villi get coated with activated charcoal, within a few minutes blood cycles through them often enough for the charcoal to adsorb many toxins from the recycled blood. So it acts as a blood purifier.
This short truth/untruth article will dispel some of the disinformation about food grade activated charcoal you may have heard or read.
(NaturalNews) A 19-year old Austin resident whose life has been turned upside down after he was caught baking pot brownies in his apartment last April pled not guilty in a hearing on June 19. The defendant, Jacob Lavoro, is facing five years to life in prison for his charges.
District Judge Rick J. Kennon addressed the courtroom’s “unusually large crowd” Thursday afternoon before resetting the teen’s court date for Aug. 6. Lavoro turned down a plea deal for second-degree felony. His lawyer, Jack Holmes, wants the charge reduced to a misdemeanor and is prepared for a fight in court if necessary.
Hundreds of supporters, friends and family members rallied outside the Williamson County Courthouse for the teen’s first court appearance since his April arrest. Friends and supporters came to Jacob Lavoro’s defense, describing him as an “outstanding citizen,” one that surely, if given the chance, would contribute greatly to society.
“We’re seeing one of our friends being… compared to, like, rapists and murderers who are getting less time than him, and we don’t like that,” said a friend of Lavoro. Lavoro’s friends confirmed that the teen has a clean record, “not even a speeding ticket,” they added. ”I feel like, if he were to get passed this, he would contribute a lot to the community.”
Lavoro’s father addressed the crowd, tearing up as he expressed his thankfulness and amazement at the support that his son’s receiving from the community.
“All of our plans were to see our kids happy, go off and retire, enjoy ourselves, travel around the United States if we could, and if we couldn’t, we’d just hang out, just relax,” said Mr. Lavoro. “Well, whatever plans we had certainly for this year are done.”
A former Brooklyn resident, Mr. Lavoro said he loves living in Texas, and he’s confident that the “good people of [Williamson] County will wake up” and not want to prosecute his son. “No one wants to see a child, a young man’s life or a young woman’s life ruined with the word felony, especially when it’s a victimless crime,” said Mr. Lavoro.
Entering without warrant
Police in Round Rock, a suburb of north Austin, were called to Lavoro’s apartment after a neighbor complained of smelling marijuana. When Lavoro’s girlfriend, Kaci Marie Hill, asked who was at the door, police disguised themselves as being maintenance.
Once Hill opened the door, “the two officers proceeded to enter the apartment, without a warrant or any exigent circumstances, meaning they did not see any sign of anyone attempting to get rid of evidence which would have given them legal cause to enter the premises without a warrant,” said Holmes, Lavoro’s attorney. “What they should have done was secure the apartment and called for backup and a warrant.”
After discovering brownies and cookies Lavoro made with hash oil, police arrested and charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Police reportedly found nine bags of brownies and six bags of cookies, $1,675 in cash and 16 ounces of marijuana. The weight of the ingredients and the containers holding the baked goods, which amounted to 1.45 pounds, were used to determine Lavoro’s charges.
The total hash oil used amounted to approximately 7 grams, according to reports. The teen is facing a ridiculously harsh sentence for a plant that’s legal medicinally and recreationally in other states. For example, last March, Arizona lessened restrictions on cannabidiol (CBD oil), which makes up approximately 40 percent of the plant’s extract, but in Texas, possession of hashish, also an extract of the cannabis plant, is a class-one felony.
Superior Court Judge Katherine Cooper of Maricopa County ruled in favor of allowing a five-year-old suffering from debilitating epileptic seizures to use CBD oil, one of 60 cannabinoids discovered in marijuana. Just two days after Lavoro’s arrest, Wisconsiv Gov. Scott Walker approved a bill legalizing CBD oil for children and adults suffering from severe seizure disorders. Other states, including Utah, Georgia and Missouri, have taken similar action, either passing or considering legalizing marijuana extracts for medicinal purposes.
Health Impact News Editor
“Medical Child Abuse” is the Term Now Used to
Legally Seize Children Away From Parents
NBC News in Chicago is reporting that Michelle Rider and her 16-year-old son, Isaiah Rider, traveled from Kansas City to Lurie Children’s Hospital after doctors in her hometown, Texas, and Boston were unable to effectively treat his neurofibromatosis — a painful condition that causes tumors to grow on his nerves. When Isaiah’s pain was reportedly not getting any better at Lurie’s, his mother attempted to have him transferred to another hospital. But doctors at Lurie’s Hospital reported to Cook County Court that Michelle was guilty of “medical child abuse”, as they disagreed with the course of treatment chosen by the mother. As a result, they seized custody of the child and put him into a foster home, allowing the mother to only be able to visit her son twice a week for one-hour supervised visits.
This story has eerie similarities to Justina Pelletier’s story and her parents’ experience with Boston Children’s Hospital. Amid national outcry, even in the mainstream media, the judge over Justina’s case finally released custody back to her parents last week, after a 16-month long ordeal where the parents were charged with “medical child abuse” for wanting to seek different treatment for their daughter.
Lou Pelletier, Justina’s father, has pledged to fight the medical system and the child “protection” services that seized their daughter for 16 months, resulting in her being paralyzed from the waist down. Prior to losing custody, Justina could ice skate and compete in skating events. Lou Pelletier has stated in the press that he believes his daughter was part of a medical experiment, and that they had to gain legal custody to conduct such experiments without the parents’ consent. (Source.)
Health Impact News will continue to cover these stories of medical tyranny and violations of parental rights in choosing their own medical treatments for their children. In these specific cases it is important to note that the parents are not refusing all medical treatment for their children, but simply wanting to pursue other medical treatments from different hospitals and doctors, and getting other opinions to determine the best course of action. But many childrens’ hospitals are now intervening and overriding parents’ decisions and freedom of choice, and there seems to be strong evidence that economic motives for medical research, as well as reimbursement at the state level for foster care placement, has a significant impact on these actions.
I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who watched “The Quest for The Cures.” I was so happy that we reached such a large audience and had an overwhelmingly positive response.
Below is episode 1.
We will have lots more to come this summer and then in the fall. I will be interviewing Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, MD, PhD during July…. stay tuned! ;-)
I am thrilled to announce that I am a speaker at The Healing Revolution Summit (July 18th through July 20th, 2014) at the beautiful Crowne Plaza Resort and Spa, in Asheville, North Carolina. This IS going to be THE Summit to Change Your Lives… and I encourage all of you to attend this stellar event! So please mark your calendars and register today.
Driven by Dr. Frank King’s vision of a world where a multi-dimensional lifestyle approach empowers people to take back their health, the Healing Revolution Summit will focus on integrating health care, not just medicine, and will educate and empower everyone to find awakened life through empowered health.
The agenda provides higher learning in many areas of evidence-based medicine, homeopathy, and integrative and alternative practices with the emphasis on Healing the Healer, a personal hands-on program for practitioners and clients occurring throughout the event. Our goal is that you gain real working protocols and procedures that you can implement into your life or practice immediately.
The agenda will provide for higher learning in many areas of evidence-based medicine, homeopathy, and integrative and alternative practices with the emphasis on Healing the Healer, a personal hands-on care for practitioners and clients occurring throughout the three days. Their goal is for all of you to gain real working protocols and procedures that you can implement into your life or practice immediately.
The esteemed list of speakers includes:
We will have a meet-and-greet reception Friday evening and tours of Dr. King’s Carolina Bison Ranch available all weekend (with Bison and Camels…so bring the kids!). Dr. King has the largest bison ranch on the East Coast and is always adding new and interesting animals to his ranch, such as the largest collection of sacred white bison. And, if you have never been to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, you are missing one of the most beautiful spots on the planet!
Click Here to book your room at The Crowne Plaza Resort and Spa. Or Call 800-733-3211 and mention Healing Revolution Summit! For further information or assistance in registering, please call Marie Haddock at 828.398.2072 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
I look forward to seeing you at the Summit!
I wanted to share this with all my subscribers. This is what my lovely wife, Charlene (whom I affectionately call my “Princess”), posted on Facebook on the 19th anniversary of our first date.
This explains why we do what we do.
Our dream came true 19 years ago – June 23, 1995.
As a result of so much suffering cushioned by abundant grace and love, here we are today “Braveheart and Princess” working night and day bringing you life-saving truths (that we have learned through a lot of death pangs and blows) through our ministry – CancerTruth. Our journey together has brought you beauty for ashes. Certainly, we couldn’t do what we do without one another. I thank God every day for this man of excellence, courage, and fortitude to do what needs to be done in the face of so much opposition. And we couldn’t do what we do without you!
Happy Anniversary, Braveheart!
With all my heart, I love you!
You may have heard the slogan, “Laughter is the best medicine.” I wholeheartedly agree. So, here’s a little humor to make you smile.
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.