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The Truth about “Trans Fats”

Of all the toxins in the food supply, “trans fats” are perhaps the most frequently overlooked. “Trans-fats” are typically thought to be “manufactured fats” produced by pushing hydrogen into vegetable oils to produce a solid fat, hence they are oftentimes called “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oils. They’re hidden in all sorts of foods, including donuts, [...]

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Apricot Seeds & Laetrile

When Dad died back in 1996, I began my cancer journey. The first alternative cancer treatment which I discovered was Vitamin B17, also known as Laetrile. I saw a video of a champion arm wrestler named Jason Vale who had been cured of cancer by eating the seeds from apples and apricots (which contain vitamin B17) [...]

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Medical Marijuana

Hemp is an amazing plant. 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 [...]

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the pH scale

Remember back in high school chemistry when you learned about our acid/alkaline balance, also referred to as the body’s pH (“potential Hydrogen” or “powers of Hydrogen”)?   Our pH is measured on a scale from 0 to 14, with around 7.35 being neutral (normal). The pH numbers below 7.35 are acidic (with 0 being the most acidic) and [...]

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Amazing Baking Soda!

Bicarbonate of Soda (aka sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3, and baking soda) is a simple low-cost substance that is a useful remedy for a variety of ailments and chronic diseases. Discovered in 1840, baking soda (not to be confused with baking powder which typically contains aluminum) is a proven treatment for flus and colds, and recently this [...]

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Obese America!

Did you know that America is the most obese nation in the world? That’s right. But the “good old USA” isn’t just in first place, we’re pulling a “Randy Moss” or “Terrell Owens” and showboating in the end zone after an 85 yard TD pass! Being “obese” is categorized by having a body-mass index greater [...]

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Cherries

Did you know that 20% of Americans have arthritis? A natural remedy for joint pain like arthritis is tart cherries. Like all dark-skinned fruits, cherries are high in antioxidants and other phytochemicals that promote human health in numerous ways. While sweet cherries may be more fun to eat, the most potent inflammation-fighting cherries are the [...]

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Plantago

“Plantago” is a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants commonly called “plantains.” (Not to be confused with a dissimilar plantain, which is a kind of banana.) Common plantain (“Plantago Major”) is a weed commonly found in the wild and (much to suburbanites’ embarrassment) the lawns of almost everyone living in temperate climates.  [...]

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Curing with Cayenne

The hot fruit of the cayenne plant (“capsicum annuum”) has been used as superb culinary spice for centuries. However, did you know that in addition to tickling your tongue, cayenne is perhaps the most valuable medicinal herb in the herb kingdom, not only for the entire digestive system, but also for the heart and circulatory [...]

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Root Canals – Facts vs. Fictions

If 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 [...]

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Hydrogen Peroxide – “Medical Miracle”

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) ranks up there as one of the best household remedies. Hydrogen peroxide is one of the few “miracle substances” still available to the general public; it is safe, readily available, and dirt cheap. And best of all, it works! Did you know that you probably had your first sip of hydrogen peroxide [...]

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Vitamin D – “Nature’s Medicine Chest”

Raise your hand if you think sunlight causes skin cancer. For decades, doctors and the “cancer industry” have warned us stay out of the “dangerous” sunlight and/or use plenty of sunscreen. But is this good advice? Did you know Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple [...]

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The Immune Sytem – Our “First Line of Defense”

Maintaining a healthy immune system is the key to staying healthy and fighting cancer and all other degenerative disease. If your immune system is functioning properly, your body has no other choice but to stay healthy. That’s the way God made our bodies. It’s only when the immune system is compromised that we succumb to [...]

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Remarkable Resveratrol

Resveratrol is a “polyphenol” found in the skin of dark grapes that is produced naturally when the plant is under attack by pathogens such as bacteria or fungi. What is a “polyphenol”? If you look at the attached photo, the two hexagons in the structure of the molecules are called “aromatic rings” and the OH [...]

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Turmeric – the “Bright Spice” of Life

Turmeric (curcuma longa), a bold bright yellow spice native to Southeast Asia, is a true “super food” shown to have remarkable healing properties. The use of turmeric can be dated back as far as 3,000 BC, and Marco Polo mentioned it in his notes as early as 1280 when speaking of his travels to China. [...]

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Enzymes 101

The chemistry of digestion is really simple; with all the three major types of food being protein, carbohydrates, and fats. But remember, the important thing is not how much food we eat, but rather how much food we digest. And enzymes are the main component in food digestion. There are also three main categories of [...]

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Purslane – Should I “Weed it” or “Eat it”?

Purslane (aka pusley, pigweed, or verdolaga) is a “nutritional powerhouse” that might just be growing in your yard! Native to India and Persia, and used by Hippocrates as medicine, purslane has spread throughout the world as an edible plant and as a weed. Purslane is a rich source of fatty acids (ALA), vitamin E, vitamin [...]

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Sugar – the “White Death”

Sugar is *NOT* your friend. It may “feel like” your friend when it comforts you (due to the beta-endorphin rush in your brain), but sugar is actually your enemy. Truth be told, regular consumption of sugary foods is one of the worst things that you can do to your health. Modern scientific research has shown [...]

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most consumed nutritional supplements with a long history of health benefits. Before it was discovered in 1932, the English navy had used citrus fruits to prevent fatal diseases such as Scurvy. Vitamin C is essential to the formation of collagen, the protein “cement” that holds our cells together. Think [...]

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Bountiful Bananas

Instead of drinking caffeine or having a sugary snack, try eating a banana. Bananas provide a level of energy that lasts longer without the dramatic crash caused by caffeine and/or sugar.  Bananas contain tryptophan (an amino acid) which can be converted to serotonin, which helps your mind relax so you feel happier. Bananas are relatively [...]

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Soy – the “Magic Bean”?

Soybeans are frequently touted as a “miracle food” that can prevent cancer and the ideal substitute for meat. But is soy really the “Magic Bean”? My answer is a resounding “NO”… First of all, over 90% of the soybeans in the USA are GMO (genetically modified). In addition to causing sterility in rats and hamsters, [...]

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Magnificient Muscadine Grapes!

Long before the first Europeans stepped off the ship, Native Americans were making dumplings, raisins, drinks and poultices with the large, sweet bunches of grapes called “Cherokee muscadines.” In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano (a Florentine navigator who explored the Cape Fear River valley for France) first spotted muscadines in North Carolina. He wrote in his [...]

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Soursop – Graviola

Over three decades ago, in 1976, the National Cancer Institute performed a study on the soursop fruit (also known as graviola) which demonstrated amazing cancer-fighting potential. Results of this research showed that graviola was quite effective at attacking and destroying the malignant cells. As a matter of fact, graviola was found to be “selectively toxic” [...]

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Chaga- “King of Fungi”

Got “chaga”? Ever heard of chaga? Chaga is a medicinal mushroom that grows in northern Europe, Siberia, Asia and North America. Also known as the “King of Fungi,” chaga grows for seven years inside the bark of wounded or mature birch trees, during which time it absorbs nutrients and phytochemicals from the wood. Finally, it [...]

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Plethora of Uses for Pau d’Arco

Lapacho is a huge evergreen canopy tree found in the rainforests of South America, specifically Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina.  The medicinal part of the tree is the inner lining of the bark (called the “phloem”) which contains compounds known as “naphthaquinones” (aka N-Factors). Lapacho is more commonly known by its Portuguese name of “pau d’arco.” It [...]

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Ginger – “the Universal Medicine”

Aromatic, pungent and spicy, ginger adds a special flavor and zest to stir fries and many fruit and vegetable dishes. Ginger’s benefits as a healing food are well known in Asia where it is frequently called “the universal medicine.” Ginger is regarded as an excellent “carminative” (a substance which promotes the elimination of intestinal gas) [...]

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Amazing Asthaxanthin

Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant (scavenging free radicals) that improves the immune system by exerting actions on T-cells and T-helper cells. Unlike most antioxidants, astaxanthin is fat-soluble, thus it gets carried to parts of the body where it can do the most good, such as the eyes (retinas), brain, breast tissue, prostate tissue, and skeletal [...]

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Tips for a Healthy Heart

Want to avoid heart disease and obesity? Then QUIT worrying about cholesterol and fat! That’s right. Eating fat (at least the right kind of fat) does NOT make you fat … carbohydrates do. Concerning the cholesterol and heart disease, there are thousands of HEALTHY 80+ year old folks with cholesterol levels in the 200’s! The [...]

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Eggplant for Skin Cancer

An ingredient in common eggplant has been shown to cure skin cancer. The extract is called “solasodine glycoside” (aka BEC5) which binds to cancer cells and causes them to rupture. BEC5 acts by killing cancer cells without harming any other healthy cells in the human body. BEC5 can also be used to treat actinic keratose [...]

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Magnificient Melatonin

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 [...]

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Bright Colored Fruits & Veggies!

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 [...]

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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, steamed 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 [...]

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Essential Enzymes

The chemistry of digestion is really simple; with all the three major types of food being protein, carbohydrates, and fats. But remember, the important thing is not how much food we eat, but rather how much food we digest. And enzymes are the main component in food digestion. There are also three main categories of [...]

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Healthy Cells

Healthy cells are aerobic, meaning that they function properly in the presence of sufficient oxygen. Healthy cells metabolize (burn) oxygen and glucose (blood sugar) to produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is the energy “currency” of the cells. This process is referred to as aerobic respiration (or aerobic metabolism). This cycle of creating energy, called the [...]

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Cure Toothaches with Cloves

Got a toothache and can’t get to the dentist? Gently chewing on a clove can ease tooth pain and gum inflammation for two hours straight, say UCLA researchers. Experts point to a natural compound in cloves called eugenol, a powerful, natural anesthetic, which is also found in cinnamon, sage, and oregano. The expert panel German [...]

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