Alternative Cancer Protocol

As we all know, cancer is on the rise and it seems everyone either knows someone who is combatting this horrible disease or you, yourselves, may be undergoing treatment.

My father just died from cancer and now my brother has stage 4 throat cancer.  He is given only a 45 percent chance of recovery with mainstream methods of chemo and radiation.  He therefore has decided to try an alternative method, which he will start on Monday.

He sent me some information on what he will be using and I thought…well, what if it could work…wouldn’t that be awesome.  So many more people would have hope.  Therefore I thought I would send you the information in case you would be interested in looking into this type of natural method.  At the very least, I will be able to let you know if it does in fact work.

When I read the information I was very surprised to learn, if this is true, that this protocol has been used upon thousands of people with upwards of 90 percent success rate.  I guess we could say there is a cure for cancer with that kind of success rate.

There is only one cautionary note here:  If by any chance they suggest any type of new age method, do not do it.  totally disregard it.  They talk about different type of things in this article and I do not understand it or know if it is in anyway related to new age practices.  so do your homework before doing anything.

 1.  The true Budwig Protocol – Dr. Johanna Budwig of Germany, cites thousands of cases of cancer cures using her protocol.

 

Dr. Johanna Budwig
Dr. Johanna Budwig will be 93 years old in September [2001], still lives in Freudenstadt, Germany, and is one, as the saying goes, crazy scientist, who in my opinion has found something phenomenal. She discovered, you see, that the mixing of unsaturated fatty acids with sulphur, more correctly amino acids, sulphur containing amino acids such as cysteine and methionine, produces a new substance which makes the fat water soluble. It makes a big, big difference whether you eat the flaxseed oil just as it is, or whether you mix it with sulphur [proteins]. That is really the secret.

I had the luck through thousands of so-called coincidences, that she allowed me to investigate all her cases of the last thirty years, and nowhere in the world have I found not even remotely such fantastic cases as with Dr. Budwig. It’s phenomenal. People in a coma, who received her so-called Electron Differential Oils [Eldi oil], and who were only massaged with this oil, did again awake from their coma. They were able to eat again and they walk around normally today. It is simply phenomenal. Therefore, if anyone argues, a diet like the Oil-Protein Diet [Budwig Diet] or the Gerson Diet is all nonsense, this person has no idea. Simply ask him, ‘how many patients do you know who became healthy thanks to a nutritional change?’ He will tell you, ‘None’. Is that the right discussion partner for such a subject? I think not.

Therefore, once more. I can really only recommend to everyone, if you don’t know Dr. Budwig, if you don’t know the Oil-Protein Diet, that is the absolute basis of the nutritional therapy for cancer patients. But not only for cancer patients but also for heart patients (interjection from the audience) Yes, very briefly to your question (question presumably about diabetes). With diabetes I think, there will soon be a better solution, namely that there will soon be no diabetic anymore in the world. But I can tell you one thing, a very nice side effect with many cancer patients which I have seen, who have injected insulin for years and who went then on the Oil-Protein Diet, that they afterwards did not need to inject insulin anymore.*
Compare Dr. Johanna Budwig’s Healing Diet & Protocol.   More here.

A mishmash of information

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I know its winter, but I am thinking of Spring so thats why the above picture.  Today, I want to give you information on a few different subjects which I have been collecting over the past few months and in recent days.  Namely, health and weightloss tips from peer reviewed research and a few other topics which I found interesting.

I hope everyone enjoyed Christmas with their family and friends as I do believe that was our “last Normal” Christmas ever – until we have arrived into the new era of peace, which according to some will be in 2017 – lets hope anyway.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord….plans to give you hope and a future”. Jeremiah 29:11 

I know this is the time of year that everyone seems to make resolutions for improving their health and well-being so here is what I have found:

Several published studies show restricting carb intake can:

– Reduce body fat more than calorie-restricted low-fat diets
– Lower blood pressure dramatically
– Lower blood sugar and improve symptoms of diabetes much more than low-fat diets,
which also helps you burn more fat
– Increase your good cholesterol (HDL)
– Lower triglycerides significantly more than low-fat diets

Now let’s flip the coin and look at the BAD NEWS about going
low carb:

Whenever you lower carbs in your diet for more than 5 to 7
days at a time, it can lead to a downward spiral of metabolic
problems including:

– Suppressed thyroid output (inefficient conversion of T4 to T3)
– Decreased testosterone production (women need this to burn fat too!)
– Compromised immune system function
– Slower metabolism and potential adrenal fatigue
– Muscle loss
– Slower fat burning and weight loss plateaus
– Leptin resistance (50% LESS fat burning hormone production)

So ya… this list is pretty much everything you want to avoid.

Not to mention, EVERY one of these negative side effects
can be even MORE damaging if you exercise intensely 4 or
5 days of the week.

By increasing carb intake after an aggressive burst of lowering
carbs for a few days (something I’ve coined “pre-cheat” depletion),
you can literally REVERSE every negative side effect from above.

For example, increasing your carbs strategically can give you:

– More efficient thyroid output (increased conversion of T4 to T3)
– Increased testosterone production
– Improved immune system function
– Elevated metabolism and healthier adrenal glands
– Gains in lean muscle
– Faster fat burning
– Better leptin sensitivity (increased levels of fat burning hormones)

The High Carb Day is a 5 day mini cycle that lets you eat whatever you want every 5th day to increase your leptin hormone. (getleanin12)

 

The TOP 7 BIGGEST Food LIES of Mainstream Nutrition

Nutrition Lie #1: Saturated Fats Are Dangerous and CAUSE Heart Attacks

The truth is: saturated fat is NOT unhealthy or fattening.

And saturated fat does NOT cause heart disease, like you’ve probably been told
over and over again.

The facts and numbers don’t lie:

• A meta-analysis published in 2011 that pooled data from 21 studies and
included nearly 348,000 adults, found NO difference in the risks of heart disease
and stroke between people with the lowest and highest intakes of saturated fat [1].

• The Tokealau, Masai and Inuit tribes all consume a diet of 50% or more saturated
fat and report superior cardiovascular health [2].

• Breast milk contains 50% saturated fat. Do you really think this perfect food clogs
newborns’ arteries?

Countless studies now prove saturated fats have NOTHING to do with heart
disease and sickness [3,4].

Refined oils, trans fats, processed foods and sugar DO – just to name a few.

Nutrition Lie #2: Carbs Are Evil and Will Make You Sick and Fat

While it’s 100% accurate that excess consumption of processed carbs and sugar will
make you fat and sick, carbs are NOT necessarily the enemy…

… Especially if you exercise.

Increased consumption of the RIGHT carbs at the RIGHT times (after exercise is best),
can INCREASE metabolic rate, improve conversion of T4 to T3 (thyroid hormones),
increased leptin sensitivity (your #1 fat burning hormone)…

… All while improving your testosterone to estrogen ratio.

Still not convinced? Just look at history.

Groups like the Massas, Kitavans and Tarahumara Indians, as well as the pre-industrialized
Thai, Taiwanese and the rest of Asia during the 20th century thrived on high-carb diets—
and they’re some of the healthiest people in the world.

Carbs have TONS of fat burning and health benefits. You just have to be “smart”
about your carbohydrate intake by using strategies like Carb Cycling.

Nutrition Lie #3: Egg Yolks Are BAD For You

Hopefully you know by now that the yolk is the healthiest part of an egg.

Throwing out the yolk and just eating mostly egg whites makes sense if you’re
trying to limit fat intake, or reduce calories.

But do NOT be afraid of eating egg yolks from farm fresh or free-range eggs.

They’re the most nutrient dense, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded
portion of the egg.

Yolks contain B-vitamins, trace minerals, folate, choline, lutein, EVERY one of the
fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K…. as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids (EFAs).

And if you’re concerned about the cholesterol, don’t be.

It has recently been PROVEN that the cholesterol in the diet doesn’t really raise the
cholesterol in blood.

In fact, whole eggs have been shown to raise the GOOD cholesterol and therefore, they are
NOT associated with increased risk of heart disease [5,6].

Whole eggs are one of the healthiest foods on the planet; just make sure you cook
them in healthy oil, like coconut.

Nutrition Lie #4: Soy Based Plant Foods Are Healthier Than Animal Proteins

Over 81% of Americans have been convinced and deceived into believing that soybean oil
and other soy products like soy milk, soy patties and tofu can help you burn more belly fat.

In reality soy foods could be making your fatter and sicker every time you eat them.

New studies from independent sources now reveal that soy products age you faster,
increase your belly fat and disrupt your hormones.

There are three dangers of soy foods:

1) “Hidden” toxins that screw up your hormones (natural toxins, phytates, enzyme inhibitors,
goitrogens, phytoestrogens, just to name a few).

2) 93% of soy grown in the U.S. is genetically modified by the food giant Monsanto.
Genetic modification that can destroy your immune system and gut health… and has been shown
to cause tumors in mice and rats.

3) Chemical processing that can harm your body and age you FASTER.

Soybean oil, soy protein and other popular forms that are touted as “healthy” are all heavily
processed, which makes them HIGHLY inflammatory and presents ALL kinds of health problems.

Not to mention the FDA doesn’t bother setting a maximum level for the toxins found in soy.

It’s a crapshoot every time you eat this so-called “healthy” plant food. Research
clearly indicates animal proteins are MUCH healthier for our bodies than soy.

Nutrition Lie #5: Salt is “Unhealthy” and Causes High Blood Pressure

Here’s the REAL TRUTH about salt: the fear of salt went mainstream in the 1960s
when Lewis Dahl revealed his study results supposedly “proved” that salt causes
hypertension.

He forced rats to eat the human equivalent of 500 grams of sodium a day, which
caused them to get high blood pressure.

But who REALLY consumes 500 grams of sodium a day? Nobody.

The average daily sodium intake for Americans age 2 years and older
is 3,436 mg, (9) which is 145 times LOWER than the amount this study used.

Here we are more than 40 years later… after the CDC, FDA and all the other
clueless organizations started demonizing salt, not ONE single study has ever
proven that salt causes hypertension – because it doesn’t.

The irony? Avoiding salt can actually lead to insulin resistance [7] and
increased risks of stroke and heart attacks [8].

Nutrition Lie #6: Grains and Whole Wheat Diet Foods are Healthy

Despite its “healthy reputation”, the glycemic index of whole wheat is the HIGHEST
of nearly ALL foods, which means it becomes a fat storing DISASTER every time you eat
over-the-counter whole wheat.

In fact, just two slices of whole wheat bread has been shown to spike your insulin
(fat storing hormone) MORE than table sugar!

This means whole grains are WORSE for your belly fat than soda or candy.

Not to mention, whole wheat and grains contain inflammatory gluten and phytic acid,
which BLOCKS essential minerals in the intestine from being absorbed [9].

Make sure you eat REAL food like potatoes, squash, yams, along with organic
fruits and vegetables INSTEAD of whole wheat or grains.

Nutrition Lie #7: Too Much Protein is Bad for Your Kidneys

Eating a lot of protein is NOT bad for your kidneys (or your bone health).

Research doesn’t show any association of high protein intake with kidney
disease in healthy adults [10,11].

In fact, the exact opposite holds true:

The 2 primary risk factors for kidney failure are diabetes and
high blood pressure.

Eating a high protein diet improves both [12,13].

Adequate protein intake also helps you control your appetite and cravings,
assist in growth and repair of lean muscle, and organ development.

Bottom Line: Higher protein intake is NOT associated with poor metabolic
or kidney health. (from getleanin12)

[1] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20071648
[2] http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2008/06/03/bjsm.2007.044966.abstract
[3] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/early/2010/01/13/ajcn.2009.27725.abstract
[4] http://www.nutritionjrnl.com/article/S0899-9007(11)00314-5/abstract
[5] http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.e8539
[6] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19369056
[7] http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21036373
[8] http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111123132935.htm
[9] http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1365-2621.2002.00618.x/full
[10] http://www.jissn.com/content/1/1/45
[11] http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/2/1/25
[12] http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=201882
[13] http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/78/4/734.short

How Resistant Starch Will Help to Make You Healthier and Thinner

imageOver the past several years there has been an exponential increase in the number of studies linking imbalances or disturbances of the gut microbiota to a wide range of diseases including obesity, inflammatory bowel diseases, depression and anxiety (1,2,3,4,5). One of the best ways to establish and support a healthy gut microbiome is by providing the right “foods” for your gut bacteria. These “foods” are called prebiotics.  More here.

The worst and best alcohols to drink for belly fat – 

Lakanto – Monkfruit Sweetener — just as good as sugar, but no calories

imageSee article here.   I have been using this to replace white sugar and it cooks and tastes the same as sugar, without all the damaging consequences.  This type of sugar is actually a healthy alternative.  I buy it on amazon….although it is a little spendy, it would certainly be worth it if you are diabetic or have a sweet tooth and need to quit the sugars.

painful truth about trainers: Are running shoes a waste of money?
imageThrust enhancers, roll bars, microchips…the $20 billion running – shoe industry wants us to believe that the latest technologies will cushion every stride. Yet in this extract from his controversial new book, Christopher McDougall claims that injury rates for runners are actually on the rise, that everything we’ve been told about running shoes is wrong – and that it might even be better to go barefoot… Read more.

Top 10 Benefits of Kettlebell  Training.image

I recently invested in a few Kettlebells for my winter exercise when I can’t be outside.  I found some very interesting information on kettlebells.  for more go here.

12 Natural Antibiotics

I received this information today and passing it on to you.  This could be very helpful to have these items on hand, or at least some of them, in the days to come.  (reblogged from refreshingnews99.blogspot.in)

12 Natural Antibiotics That Our Ancestors Used Instead of Pills
Over the last several decades, over-use of antibiotics has reached an all-time high. The result has been drug-resistant bacteria and “superbugs” that evolve faster than scientists can figure out how to fight them. A future where bacteria are at the top of the food chain is not unheard of.
Long before there were pharmaceutical antibiotics – developed in the 1940s, there were foods and herbs that helped guard against infection and disease on a daily basis. Many of these natural defenders are still in use today with holistic healers around the globe.
Our ancestors also had a solution for healing, using antibiotics from nature and it would be good to remind ourselves who these antibiotics are and possibly think about using them in case of an illness.
Natural Antibiotics That Our Ancestors Used Instead of Pills

Oregano and the oil of oregano
You’ve probably used oregano as a flavoring in your favorite Italian dishes without even realizing the health benefits that it contains. Beyond its antibacterial properties, oregano can help with digestion and aid in weight loss. An oil that is found in oregano, Carvacrol, has been found to fight the bacteria that can lead to infections. The oil of oregano has been found to treat digestive infections, and even one particular yeast infection. It is more than just a food flavoring.

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV)
The far-reaching benefits of daily doses of apple cider vinegar (ACV) include antibiotic and antiseptic properties, naturally alkalizing your system, and can aid you in everything from managing your weight to lowering cholesterol and your risk of cancer.
A chemical-free astringent, ACV can be used topically to disinfect and sterilize.

Honey
Ancient Romans used honey on the battlefield to treat wounds and prevent infection.
Civilizations all over the world continue to consider honey one of the best natural antibiotics, antimicrobials, anti-inflammatories, and antiseptics known to man after thousands of years.
New Zealand’s Manuka honey has been proven to have the highest levels of antioxidants and curative powers.
An enzyme found in honey releases hydrogen peroxide. This process helps your body fight infection and prevents the growth of bacteria. Soothing to the digestive system, honey removes toxins from the blood and helps your liver operate more efficiently.
A great boost to the immune system, consider combining honey with cinnamon to strengthen your white blood cells! Raw, organic honey is the best option since most pasteurization methods kills the antioxidant effects.

Turmeric
This spice isn’t just rich in color and flavor, but it also products your body against harm. Turmeric and be both consumed and applied externally, making it a great choice for fighting against bacteria. For extra benefit, from combining two bacteria fighting substances, you can mix turmeric with honey and create a paste to apply to infected areas on your skin.
You can protect your body against infections and bacteria based sicknesses by taking advantage of these safe and natural remedies that are available in the average kitchen. Protect your body without the use of prescription drugs by using honey, oregano, garlic, echinacea, and turmeric.

Garlic
Flavorful and wonderful on a piece of butter toast, this plant also has very powerful qualities to it. Garlic can fight such simple infections as the common cold, pushing the germs away before they have a change to disrupt your life. Using the allicin that it contains, garlic protects against yeast, parasites, bacteria, and more. If you are looking for a simple way to live healthier, add more garlic to your diet.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study that found grapefruit seed extract (GSE) effective against more than 800 forms of viruses and bacteria, more than a hundred strains of fungus, and many parasites.
High in many antioxidants, GSE boosts immunity, alkalizes the body naturally, and aids in digestion by improving your beneficial gut flora.

Echinacea
So, you might not have as much experience with this product, but it is a safe herb that is found in many kitchens. The consumption of this herb has been proven to reduce the amount of colds that a person deals with in their life, and shorten the colds that the person does have to face. This herb is a great choice when taken as a preventative measure.

Cabbage
There are sulfur compounds found in cabbage – a member of the cruciferous family that includes broccoli and kale – that have been shown effective as cancer fighters.
What many people don’t realize is how much vitamin C is found in cabbage. One cup provides 75% of what you need every day.
Naturally antibacterial, eating shredded raw cabbage in your salad, as a side dish in the form of slaw, or drinking fresh cabbage juice (with honey added to sweeten) is an excellent way to improve digestion, prevent disease, and even manage your weight!

Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
There is not enough that can be said for the benefits of coconut oil. It has naturally occurring anti-fungal and anti-microbial properties and is packed with antioxidants you can’t find anywhere else in nature.
Use it to boost your immune system, balance thyroid, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels, and even improve brain function. Safe to use internally and externally, coconut oil is one of the most versatile and unique gifts from Mother Nature.
Stir a spoonful into your morning coffee for added energy and a clearer head all day.

Fermented food
Unpasteurized cabbage, homemade pickles, kefir and probiotic yogurts, all of these renew our intestinal flora, protects us from cancer and keeps our body fit to fight off infections.

Colloidal Silver
A natural antibiotic, colloidal silver is a mixture of silver particles suspended in fluid that have been used for centuries.
This treatment is temporary since too much silver – a heavy metal – can be toxic. However, it disables the enzyme that single-cell bacteria require to multiply. Deprived of their oxygen supply, the bacteria and viruses are destroyed without damage to you.

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Black Cumin Seed Oil- used for many diseases

imageI have never heard of Black Cumin Seed Oil, but I ran across a few articles on the stuff and I couldn’t believe how powerful this is for healing many of our diseases.  I have found many peer reviewed research studies on this oil, which I believe is around 600 plus to date, so its not one of those myths.

For your information I will provide a number of links to the research material as well as the many benefits outlined by various sites, so please check it out.  The picture above was taken from Tropical Traditions.  You can purchase pure oil from them.  Find it here.

published studies here.

Of the 630 scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about black seed oil benefits, one fact is clear: there are few issues that it cannot help the body overcome. With virtually no side effects, the healing prowess of black seed is actually quite unbelievable and it boggles the mind that most Americans have never heard of it!

Unique Black Seed Oil Benefits
The uniqueness of the seeds from southwest Asia Nigella sativa is first realized by the many names that it is referred to: (1)

Black cumin
Black caraway
Black sesame
Onion seed
Roman coriander
“Black seed” is actually more of a description than a proper name, yet is preferred because it helps to distinguish it from caraway and cumin. Many health experts claim that it is, indeed, a true panacea; able to help cure everything from allergies to hypertension. Quite possibly, the most promising research has been done connecting Nigella sativa to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is a real big deal because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. According to the National Institute of Health: (2)

Virus Vs Immune SystemStrains of bacteria and viruses that are antimicrobial-resistant are becoming virtually impossible to treat; including HIV, staphylococcal, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, candida, and malaria.
Between 5 – 10% of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
More than 90,000 of these patients die every year, up from 13,300 patient deaths in 1992.
People infected with superbugs typically have longer hospital stays, require more complicated treatment and don’t recover as well.
A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers set out to determine just how potent black seed oil against some of these superbugs and pared it against several antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study,

“Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin!”

Next to oil of oregano, few things on the planet can boast this type of potency to microbes! The study uncovered that it was especially effective against multidrug resistant strains of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus.

Top 7 Black Seed Oil Benefits

Of the many ways that black seed oil benefits the body, the 6 that stick out in the scientific literature its ability to help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA.

The key to understanding why black seed oils benefits the body in this way is because it is rich in 3 key natural chemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol.  Read more here about this powerful seed.

Some of the many conditions reportedly treated with consistent ingestion of Black Cumin Oil – include, but are not limited to…

Cancer
Heart Disease
Improves hair growth and even prevents poliosis (early graying).
Boost production of bone marrow
Allergies and Sinusitis
Anxiety and Nervous Tension
Bronchitis
Colds and Flu’s
Colic (babies)
Diabetes
Diarrhea, Indigestion and Heartburn
Hair Loss
Headaches and Migraines
High Blood Pressure
Insomnia
Intestinal Parasites
Lethargy and Depression
Migraines
Parasites
Candida Albicans
Decreases the cholesterol level in blood
Prevents development of inflammatory processes in the cardiovascular system
Helps fortify and increase the elasticity of blood vessel walls
Helps Acne
Helps relieve backache, arthritis and rheumatism
Helps Burns
Helps with Eczema
Fungal and other Infections
Joint Pain
Psoriasis
Sore Muscles
Analgesic (pain-killing)
Antibacterial
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-ucler
Anti-cholinergic
Anti-fungal
Anti-hypertensive
Antioxidant
Antispasmodic
Antiviral
Bronchodilator
Gluconeogenesis inhibitor (anti-diabetic)
Hepato-protective (liver protecting)
Hypotensive
Insulin sensitizing
Interferon inducer
Asthma
Increases flow of breast milk in nursing mothers
Stimulates menstrual periods
Chronic fatigue
Increases healthy fat in the blood
Improves body tone
Calms nervous system
Stimulates urine productionImproves respiratory problems/symptoms
Fights infectious disease
Weakness
Prevent epileptic seizures
Dermatitis
Prostate issues
Gallbladder stones
Kidney stones
Hemorrhoids
Varicose veins
High blood pressure
Depression
Difficult circulation and many other health problems.
Reno-protective (kidney protecting)
Tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitor
Boosts immune system function and response
Boosts functioning of metabolic processes.
Nourishes the skin and helps in the regeneration of damaged cells
The Best Way To Consume Black Cumin:
The “OIL” – is the most effective form to consume Black Cumin because the oil is more concentrated than whole seeds unpressed, and is more readily assimilated. Also, because of it’s potent, absorbable concentration – only 1 teaspoon is needed per dose.

Most health experts and natural physicians recommend taking 1 teaspoon of the oil two times per day for therapeutic effects, on an empty stomach/before meals and bedtime. Or once per day, for a healthy maintenance dose or as a preventative measure.

Black Cumin can have sedative effects for some though, and because the oils have bile-expelling characteristics, in my opinion, it is best taken in the evening – unless utilizing 2x per day for therapeutic benefits. You can take the oil on its own, mixed in water or juice (*great with raw honey), or can be added to warm tea – like herbal chai, etc.

More here from “Black Cumin Seed Oil – Your ultimate Life Elixir

As a side note since we are speaking of health, I recently found the best protein bars around for my father who is a diabetic.  loaded with protein and fiber, super low sugar and all natural healthy ingredients.  check them out here.  Diabetic Kitchen

 

Natural Remedies using Apple Cider Vinegar

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I just purchased a book on all the known uses of Apple Cider Vinegar…very interesting.  I will share some of the recipes with you here.  Apparently, Apple Cider Vinegar has been known since the time of ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece.  It was said that the Roman Army used it to stay strong and healthy.

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, used this amazing elixir as a natural antibiotic and antiseptic to heal patients in 400 B.C.!

Apple Cider Vinegar has been used for tons of different things such as cleaning your whole house, aiding digestion, flu prevention, reduce inflammation, regulate the PH of your body, alleviate allergy symptoms, ease heartburn and nausea, used as a detox, skin conditions, acne and smoothing out our wrinkles.

Organic Apple Cider Vinegar has a cloudy appearance with thread-like pieces floating around, which is called the Mother.  As the vinegar ages these thread-like structures become more pronounced.  In the “Mother” are  valuable nutrients and beneficial bacterial that make unprocessed Apple Cider Vinegar so special.  Raw ACV should also have a strong aroma and make you pucker when you taste it. These signs, along with the visible appearance of the mother, are good indications that your ACV is of high quality.(Alternative Daily)

Some of the beneficial ingredients in raw, organic ACV include:

Potassium: promotes cell tissue and organism growth, and helps prevent brittle teeth and hair loss
Iron: important for blood health
Magnesium: vital to heart health
Enzymes: boosts chemical reactions in the body
Malic acid: protects vinegar from viruses, bacteria and fungus
Acetic acid: slows the digestion of starch
Calcium: builds strong bones and teeth
Pectin: helps regulate blood pressure and cholesterol
Ash: maintains a healthy alkaline state in the body

Apple Cider Vinegar is very acidic so it is recommended that you always DILUTE it in water before drinking.

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These are just a few but I will give you more as we go along.

If you google Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits you will find lots of uses.  Here is the recipe for making your own apple cider vinegar.  Can be found here.

The Miracle Tree

I read about something pretty cool the other day from the Cukierski site…..The Moringa Miracle Tree.  Do you see the hand of God in this…..He is bringing this wonderful little tree to our attention at this time.  I purchased my seeds so do get yours and start planting.  You can find them here.

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(NaturalNews) Moringa oleifera, also called the drumstick tree, is a tree that grows in the foothills of the Himalayas in northern India. It is also cultivated throughout Central and South America and Africa due to the ease with which it grows in tropical and sub-tropical environments.

While moringa remains relatively unknown in the West, it has developed a reputation in its native lands for its unusually high nutritional value. Indeed, health researchers have started to give it nicknames such as “The Miracle Tree” and “The Elixir of Long Life” due to its miraculous healing abilities. Let’s take a closer look at the health benefits of moringa and see whether these names are justified.

Moringa’s health benefits

Antioxidant activity – According to analysis, the powdered leaves of the moringa tree (which is the way most people consume moringa) contains 46 types of antioxidants. One serving, in fact, contains 22 percent of our recommended daily intake (RDI) of vitamin C, one of the most important antioxidants on Earth, and a whopping 272 percent of our RDI of vitamin A. Antioxidants help to neutralize the devastating impact of free radicals, thereby guarding us from cancer and degenerative diseases such as macular degeneration and cystic fibrosis.

Rich in amino acids – The leaves of the moringa tree contain 18 amino acids, eight of which are essential amino acids, making them a “complete” protein – a rarity in the plant world. Indeed, moringa’s protein content rivals that of meat, making it an excellent source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. Protein is, of course, needed to build muscle, cartilage, bones, skin and blood and is also needed to produce enzymes and hormones.

Calcium and magnesium – One serving of moringa leaves provides us with approximately 125 percent of our RDI of calcium and 61 percent of our RDI of magnesium. These two trace minerals work in synergy; while calcium is needed to build strong bones and teeth, we also need magnesium to help us absorb it. Since moringa contains generous quantities of both, it is especially good at guarding us from osteoporosis and other bone conditions.

Extensive nutrient concentrations – Moringa leaves contain 90 different types of nutrients, including four times more calcium than milk, four times more potassium than bananas, four times more vitamin A than carrots, 50 times more vitamin B3 than peanuts, 36 times more magnesium than eggs, and 25 times more iron than spinach. It also includes high amounts of additional nutrients such as dietary fiber, iodine, lutein, zinc, selenium, zeatin and beta-carotene.

Produces a healthy oil – Although moringa is mostly celebrated for its leaves, its seeds also have a worthwhile purpose: the pods contain almost 40 percent of an edible, non-drying oil called “ben oil,” which is comparable to olive oil in nutritional and antioxidant value. Ben oil is odorless, sweet-tasting, clear and – most importantly – lasts indefinitely. In fact, moringa leaf powder is also immune from spoiling, making both the tree’s oil and leaves excellent survival foods.

Nourishes the skin – Due to their trace mineral content, dried and powdered moringa leaves are great for nourishing the skin. Indeed, more and more cosmetic companies are starting to include moringa extracts in their products for this reason. Moringa creams and lotions can be applied topically on the desired areas, thus allowing the nutrients to soak into, and rejuvenate, the skin.

Regularly consuming moringa leaves has also been linked to lower blood pressure, improved digestion and mood, immune-boosting effects and, thanks to their high fiber levels and low fat and calorie levels, weight loss.
Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/042435_Moringa_oleifera_health_benefits_herbal_medicine.html#ixzz3YooVqbf2

These trees are tropical, so if you live in a colder region, you will need to buy a big pot as it has a tap root.  Then, put it in a warm place come fall…in a sunny room.  They need sun.

Blessings to all of you.

Recipe for removing urine stains from your mattress

I know this is a little different, but there are a lot of parents out there who are wondering how the heck can they get that stain out of the mattress.  Those who have little ones or grandchildren should print this recipe and keep it.

This works, I know.  I have seen it work.  Someone wanted to figure out how to get the stains out of their mattress and I found this recipe.  She tried it and it was within 5 minutes or less that I saw it already working.  I should have taken pictures, a before and after shot, but I didn’t think of it.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz of hydrogen peroxide (3%)
  • 3 tablespoons of baking soda
  • 1 drop of liquid hand dishwashing soap

Instructions:

Mix all the ingredients into a bowl or spray bottle.  I think the bowl is easier to mix.  do not shake it but swish the ingredients around so they are  mixed together.   The mixture must be used immediately because the ingredients are only active for a short period of time.  You should see the stain lift within 5 to 10 minutes.  Once the mattress dries, if a baking soda film remains, simply wipe or vacuum it off.

I found this recipe at:

Inspired Housewife.com

Gelatin/Bone Broth: An aid to repairing the body

I found this to be so interesting and exciting.  How many people do you know who have arthritis and brittle bones.  I know a lot of people just a bit older than me who have had knee surgery because of the loss of cartilege.  Yet, growing up I don’t recall too many people in my grandparents age group who were having knee replacements.  So, I figured there must be something to this.

Hope you find it interesting and helpful. I myself went out and bought myself a chicken and I am going to get started on making my own bone broth.  I will let you know how it works for me and what it did.  I will experiment with it.

Top 20 Health Benefits of Gelatin:  Helps prevent arthritis, cellulite, stretch marks, wrinkles, brittle bones and more, (by grassfedgirl.com)

http://www.grassfedgirl.com/top-20-health-benefits-of-gelatin-helps-prevent-arthritis-cellulite-stretch-marks-wrinkles-brittle-bones-and-more/

Gelatin, stress, longevity
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This is a wonderful article on the study of gelatin for the repair of body parts.

Gelatin (the cooked form of collagen) makes up about 50% of the protein in an animal, but a much smaller percentage in the more active tissues, such as brain, muscle, and liver. 35% of the amino acids in gelatin are glycine, 11% alanine, and 21% proline and hydroxyproline.

In the industrialized societies, the consumption of gelatin has decreased, relative to the foods that contain an inappropriately high proportion of the antimetabolic amino acids, especially tryptophan and cysteine.

The degenerative and inflammatory diseases can often be corrected by the use of gelatin-rich foods.

See Rest of Article here

5 Reasons Why Even Vegetarians Should Eat Gelatin

Gelatin balances out your meat intake.
Muscle meats and eggs are high in methionine, an amino acid that raises homocysteine levels in the blood and increases our need for homocysteine-neutralizing nutrients like vitamins B6, B12, folate, and choline.

Gelatin heals your gut.
Gelatin can also improve gut integrity and digestive strength by enhancing gastric acid secretion and restoring a healthy mucosal lining in the stomach;……  healthy intestinal cells prevent leaky gut, which is often at the root of many food intolerances, allergies, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune diseases.

Gelatin makes your skin healthy and beautiful.
Gelatin is a known promotor of skin health. Gelatin provides glycine and proline, two amino acids that are used in the production of collagen

Gelatin protects your joints..research shows that athletes who took a hydrolyzed collagen supplement experienced less pain in their joints….

Also, if you have inflammatory joint or bone diseases like arthritis or osteoporosis, getting adequate gelatin can potentially help you manage inflammation and pain in your joints, and build stronger bones.

Gelatin helps you sleep.
Glycine from gelatin has been found to help with sleep. One study found that 3 grams of glycine given to subjects before bedtime produced measurable improvements in sleep quality.

Glycine is also an inhibitory neurotransmitter, which can decrease anxiety and promote mental calmness.  to see More go here.

How to Make Bone Broth 

wellnessmama.com

CocoHoney Cough Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons lemonjuice
  • 1/4 cup raw organic honey
  • 2 tbsp unrefined coconut oil

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan and heat over low heat until coconut oil is melted and ingredients can be easily combined.

Do not heat for long or let the ingredients get too hot as they could lose their effectiveness.  When done, take the syrup by the spoonful or mix into warm water or tea and drink.

Treats colds, cough, and sore throats.  The lemon juice in this serum boosts your immune system, while the honey and coconut oil contain powerful anti-viral and antimicrobial properties which together help to relieve and heal your respiratory system.

I received this from my sister and thought I would share it with everyone.

 

Banaba Leaf for Metabolic Disorders–Diabetes, Cervical Cancer, etc.

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Banaba Leaf Herbs have been used in the Philippines and India for Blood Sugar Control for years.  Studies are also being done on those with cervical cancer and other metabolic disorders.  The studies have been shown to be positive.

Banaba, known scientifically as Lagerstroemia, is a flowering tree that is native to the Philippines and India, where it has been used for thousands of years as a treatment for digestive problems, kidney inflammation and diabetes. The Medical Health Guide reports that banaba can grow up to 30 feet high, producing pink and lavender flowers and leaves that are 3 inches wide by 7 inches in length. The banaba leaves are often used in herbal preparations, as they offer health benefits.  

Studies of Banaba Leaf in regard to Diabetes can be found here.  Management of Diabetes and Its Complications with Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa L.) and Corosolic Acid.

Please check with your Dr before you self-medicate yourself with anything, especially if you are on Medications.  You do not know how your medications will interact with Banaba Leaf.

 

Blood Sugar Control
Banaba leaves contain a compound called corosolic acid, which has been identified as one of the main agents for banaba’s glucose lowering effect. According to a study in the April 2008 issue of “Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice,” corosolic acid helps the body break down sugars and carbohydrates and send them out to the body as energy through a process known as glycolysis. Drug Information Online (DIO) explains that corosolic acid also helps to repair the connection between insulin and insulin receptors, easing the problem of insulin resistance. Banaba’s effects on insulin resistance make it an herb of interest in the treatment of obesity as well.

Cancer Treatment
The corosolic acid in banaba leaves also makes a contribution to cancer treatment. Researchers at Changhai Hospital in Shanghai, China tested corosolic acid against human cervical cancer cells. The results, published in the November 1, 2009 issue of “Cancer Letters,” show that corosolic acid stimulates the release of cancer-cell-killing enzymes, resulting in cancer cell death. Not only has corosolic acid been shown effective against cervical cancer cells, but the DIO reports that leukemia, breast and liver cancer cells are also susceptible to its action.

Metabolic Syndrome
Metabolic syndrome is explained by the American Heart Association as a group of conditions a person may have that increase susceptibility to heart disease and stroke. These conditions include high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol and triglycerides, and inflammation. Researchers at Mukogawa Women’s University in Nishinomiya, Japan tested banaba leaf extract against several metabolic syndrome conditions. They found that by the end of 10 weeks of treatment, blood pressure had been lowered, fat metabolism had normalized and the body’s inflammation levels had decreased, according to the published results in the November 25, 2006 issue of “Life Sciences.”

Livestrong.com

Banaba Leaf Helps Blood Sugar Health

Human studies show that it can help lower blood sugar within 60 minutes by helping the transport of sugar into cells. It has been shown to help the glucose transporter proteins, especially GLUT4, which is active in fat cells and muscle cells. Improving metabolism of insulin within fat cells helps to correct leptin problems and food cravings that are typical in overweight individuals with elevated blood sugar. The typical human response is a 10-15% decrease in blood sugar within two hours of ingestion. The researchers conclude that banaba extracts standardized to corosolic acid “decrease fasting as well as postprandial blood glucose levels in humans.”

BANABA LEAF EXTRACT

Blood Sugar Control: A Natural Diabetes Remedy?

The leaves also contain the minerals manganese and zinc. Extracts from the seeds have been found to have powerful antioxidant properties and are in fact being researched as a possible HIV treatment.

Herbal medicine from the Philippines
January 22 2015 by Ray Sahelian, M.D.
Banaba herb has been used in the Philippines for blood sugar control. See diabetes for information on natural supplements and herbs that have an influence on blood sugar, including lipoic acid. One of the active ingredients in banaba leaf is corosolic acid and there has been some research done with it in Japan. I have not come across any human studies, but there has been at least one human study with corosolic acid that showed improvement in blood sugar control in type II diabetics. At this point it is difficult to predict the blood sugar response to a banaba supplement and it is difficult to know what dosage works best, how often to take it, or how it interacts with other supplements used for blood sugar control. We also don’t know how this supplement would interact with oral medicines used in diabetes and how it would interact with insulin. If you are a type II diabetic, discuss with your doctor regarding its use to see if this herbal remedy is appropriate for your particular condition.Buy Banaba Leaf Extract supplement, 250 mg per pill, 12 to 1 Extract 60 Capsules

herbs and nutrients involved in blood sugar control include cinnamon, fenugreek, chromium, and alpha lipoic acid. Extracts from banaba possess activities that both stimulate glucose transport into cells and inhibit adipocyte differentiation.

Blood sugar and diabetes research studies
The use of banaba for diabetes in the US is still very new.  The dosage and how often one should take it and how it interacts with insulin has not been determined.   The researcher was not aware of any studies combining metformin or other medicines with Banaba as of yet.

IObesity and weight loss

Antiobesity activity of extracts from Lagerstroemia speciosa leaves on female KK-Ay mice.
J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 1999..
Lagerstroemia speciosa has been used as a folk medicine for a long time among diabetics in the Philippines. In the present study, female mice of the same strain showing remarkable body weight gain were used to examine the antiobesity effect of dietary banaba extract. Five-week-old female KK-Ay mice were fed a control diet or test diet containing 5% of a hot-water extract from banaba leaves instead of cellulose for 12 weeks. Neither group showed any changes in diet intake during the experimental period. Body weight gain and parametrial adipose tissue weight were lowered significantly in the banaba diet group. Blood glucose levels were not suppressed in the banaba diet group, but hemoglobin A1C was found to be suppressed at the end of the experiment. No effects on the serum lipids were observed, but the mice fed banaba extract showed a significant decrease, to 65% of the control level in total hepatic lipid contents. This decrease was due to a reduction in the accumulation of triglyceride. These results suggest that banaba had a beneficial effect on obese female KK-Ay mice.

Insulin, Leptin, and Blood Sugar – Why Diabetic Medication Fails

 This is an extremely interesting article on how Insulin, Leptin and Blood sugar works together in the body.    Its very informative and anyone with Diabetes really should read this article.  You may have to read it a few times because it is a little complex understanding how everything works together.  More here.

Banaba Herbal Capsules.

banaba capsule Banaba in capsule form is easier to partake avoiding the hassles of preparing the banaba tea. A lot are now being sold in the market, but it is best that you buy from a reputable company that produces high quality Banaba capsules.

A favorably reveiwed product is Paradise Herb Banaba leaf capsule. It has Full Spectrum 12:1 potent concentration naturally extracted without the use of toxic solvents, harsh chemicals or gases. The process ensure all the active and synergistic constituents are present in the balanced ratio as nature intended. This Banaba Capsule is available in Amazon along with other Banaba extracts.

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR DR. BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING.  I am not a Dr. and I am here to provide you information which you can check out.