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- The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science (James H. Silberman Books)
absorbs steroids, alfalfa, allergies, anti-cancer, arthritis, b-complex, blood sugar, bursitis, calcium, cholesterol, congestion, detoxify, enzymes, hot flash, isoflavone, liver, magnesium, pain, phosphorous, phytoestrogen, potassium, protein, sinus, soil structure, steroids, thins mucas, weed control
Alfalfa, the king of plants
- reduces cholesterol
- reduces blood sugar levels
- enzymes break down food
- thins mucas (sinus, intestinal)
- alleviates allergies / congestion
- promotes liver health
- detoxifies the body
- relieve pain and stiffness of arthritis/bursitis
- anti-cancer activity because of isoflavone/phytoestrogens content
- alleviate postmenopausal “hot flashes”. 1
- If cut before it blooms, alfalfa is low in fiber and high in energy.
- improves soil structure and condition, and controls weeds in subsequent crop rotations.
- Alfalfa is a good source of protein, B-complex vitamins, and certain minerals, including calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorous, and potassium.
- Alfalfa could help prevent fatigue associated with vitamin/mineral deficiency or protein energy malnutrition in disadvantaged parts of the world.
- absorbs significant quantities of cholesterol. The direct interaction of saponins and cholesterol is thought to be responsible for the ability of alfalfa and other saponin-containing plant materials to reverse diet induced cholesterolemia in rats. Alfalfa saponins also interact with cholesterol found in intestinal cell membranes. This potentially alters cholesterol metabolism by interfering with intestinal absorption of cholesterol. 3
- absorbs bile acids in the small intestine which then enter the large intestine and are eliminated along with steroids. Since steroids normally facilitate cholesterol absorption, their elimination provides another possible mechanism to reverse or prevent cholesterolemia. 4
- Alfalfa, Supplementwatch.com, 2002
- International Forage Factsheet Series, http://www.forages.css.orst.edu/Topics/Species/Legumes/Alfalfa/International_Fact_Sheet.html
- Hwang J, Sevanian A, Hodis H, Ursini F. Synergistic Inhibition of LDL Oxidation by Phytoestrogens and Ascorbic Acid. Free Radical Biol Med, 29(1); 2000:79-89; Malinow M, McLaughlin P, Stafford C, Livingston A, Kohler G. Alfalfa saponins and alfalfa seeds. Atherosclerosis, 37;1980:433-438; Molgaard J, von Schenck H, Olsson A. Alfalfa seeds lower low density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein B concentrations in patients with type II hyperlipoproteinemia. Atherosclerosis, 65,1987:173-79.
- Story J, LePage S, Petro M, West L, Cassidy M, Lightfoot F, Vahouny G. Interactions of alfalfa plant and sprout
abdominal cramps and tenderness, alternating constipation and diarrhea, bloated, candida, candida infection, chronic constipation, colon, colon cancer, constipation, crohn's disease, diarrhea, digestion, Diverticulosis, gas, IBS, incomplete evacuation, intestinal cancer, mucas, spastic colon, stomach ache, Ulcerative Colitis
How can IBS lead to Cancer?
CAUSE and PROGRESSION
- IBS develops when people eat less than 25-50 grams of fiber a day or have a Candida Infection.
- IBS is chronic constipation, alternating constipation and diarrhea, spastic colon, abdominal cramps and tenderness, mucas, abdominal bloating and gas, or incomplete evacuation.
- IBS can lead to Ulcerations & Inflammation. (Source: Dr. Mark Bowles)
- Colitis is chronic inflammation of the intestine. The two most common types are Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s disease (which involves the small and large intestine).
- Colitis can cause Diverticulosis. (Source: Dr. Mark Bowles)
- A diverticulum is a bulge of the inner colon lining through the colon’s muscular wall to its outer surface.
- Diverticulitis occurs when undigested foods become hard and dry, causing the colon walls to strain and break.
- A local infection in the colon develops, causing subsequent pain in the lower left corner of the abdomen, sometimes accompanied by fever and chills.
- Many with Diverticulosis have been given the bad advice of severely restricting fiber. Lack of fiber worsens the condition.
- Fatty foods, Candida Infection and stress aggravate the condition.
- Diverticulosis increases the risk of Colon Cancer as damaged cells replicate.
SOLUTIONS to help
- REPAIR DAMAGED INTESTINE — Energizing Soy Protein, Vitalizer, Vivix
- CLEAN INTESTINE / KILL INFECTION — Acidopholis, Nutriferon, Vivix
- STOP INFLAMMATION — Vivix, GLA, OmegaGuard, Stomach Soothing Complex
- STRENGTHEN INTESTINAL MUSCLE / REMOVE TOXINS FROM INTESTINE & BLOOD — Herb Lax
- Drink 64 ounces of purified water.
- Eat 25-50 grams of fiber.
- Eat a safe fiber supplement, fruits & vegetables with edible skins, & 100% whole grains.
- Insoluble fiber holds water in undigested food, making stools soft.
- Soluble fiber carries LDL cholesterol (bad fat) out of the body.
- Intake live enzymes to digest food. — Alfalfa, EZgest
- By age 60, 1/2 of North Americans have diverticulosis.
- By age 80, 2/3 have it.
- Digestive disorders have been prevented and reversed with immediate and consistant action.
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Tyson Foods, the world’s largest meat processor and the second largest chicken producer in the U.S., has admitted that it injects its chickens with antibiotics before they hatch and then labels them as raised without antibiotics.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has told Tyson to stop using the antibiotic-free label, but the company has sued for the right to keep using it.
Poultry farmers regularly treat chickens and other birds with antibiotics. But scientists have become increasingly concerned that the routine use of antibiotics in animal agriculture may accelerate the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
After Tyson began labeling its chicken antibiotic-free, the USDA warned the company that such labels were not truthful, because Tyson regularly treats its birds’ feed with bacteria-killing ionophores. Tyson argued that ionophores are antimicrobials rather than antibiotics, and are not used on human patients. Tyson suggested a compromise which was eventually accepted by the USDA — they would use a label reading “raised without antibiotics that impact antibiotic resistance in humans.”
Tyson’s competitors Perdue Farms Inc., Sanderson Farms Inc. and Foster Farms sued, and in May 2008, a federal judge ruled in their favor and told Tyson to stop using the label. Not long after, USDA inspectors discovered that in addition to using ionophores, Tyson was regularly injecting its chicken eggs with gentamicin, an antibiotic that has been used for more than 30 years.
The agency told Tyson that based on the new discovery, it would no longer consider the antibiotic-free label “truthful and accurate.” Tyson objected again, claiming that because the antibiotics are injected before the chickens hatched, the birds can truthfully be said to be “raised without antibiotics.” Tyson has filed a lawsuit against the USDA, claiming that the agency had improperly changed the definition of “raised without antibiotics” to include the treatment of eggs.
Safe, non chemical treatments – powerful immune support
every 1-4 hrs
Dr. Wolfson recommends:
Co-Q10 10 mg twice daily; 50-100 mg twice daily during illness
Probiotics with FOS 4 billion organisms/day; 4 billion organisms three times/day during illness
Vitamin A 10,000-15,000 IU/day (or 25,000 IU mixed carotenoids); 100,000 IU/day during shortterm illness*
Vitamin C 1 g/day; up to 10 g/day during illness
Vitamin E 200-400 IU/day; 800 IU during illness
- Zinc 15 mg/day; 100 mg/day during illness, lozenges for sore throats
*Pregnant women and people with liver conditions should always consult their health care provider before supplementing with vitamin A.
antipyretics, antihistamines, cough preparations, decongestants, antibiotics (for bacterial infections not virus)
Side effects of medications
insomnia, hyper-excitability, dry mouth, constipation, drowsiness, blood sugar fluctuations, heart palpitations, death
BACTERIAL INFECTION: lowered immunity and stress.
breathing and sneezing
direct mucous membrane contact with virus from contaminated hands, skin, eyes, nose or other surfaces (even furniture)
psychological stress can increase the risk and severity of viral infections
Statistics – annual (from National Institute for Health / Center for Disease control)
- FLU: 10,000 to 30,000 diabetics die from complications
- FLU: 108,000,000 cases of flu are reported in US
- FLU: 75 million work days are lost due to flu
- COLD: 22 million school days are lost to common cold
- COLD rhinorrhea, sneezing, nasal stuffiness, throat clearing, postnasal drip, cough, nasal obstruction, sore throat, cough, pharyngitis, laryngitis, headach, malaise, fever, ear & sinus problems.
- INFLUENZA same as cold puls tracheobronchitis, pneumonia, chills, fever, headach, muscular aches/pains, malaise, fatigue, lack of appetite
Insulin resistance : a root cause of PCOS
Problems managing polycystic ovarian syndrome? It may not be due to lack of willpower. Instead, you could be Insulin Resistant, a root cause of PCOS. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health, Stanford University and other research centers have clearly identified the existence and effects of Insulin Resistance, a biochemical condition that can cause excessive weight gain and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
PCOS and Insulin Resistance
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a hormonal imbalance linked to the way the body processes insulin after it has been produced by the pancreas to regulate blood sugar (glucose). Insulin Resistance could be caused by:
- genetic predisposition
- high stress
- unhealthy lifestyles
- environmental toxins (hygiene products, herbicides / pesticides / industrial growth fertilizers)
Insulin resistant cells
Over time, the above factors have damaged the complex ability of the body’s cells to properly utilize insulin to convert glucose to energy. This process creates Insulin Resistance.
Insulin Resistance can also cause PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is by raising insulin levels in the blood stream. Unhealthy lifestyles and genetic conditions can lead to the pancreas overproducing insulin. This excess insulin stimulates the ovaries to produce large amounts of the male hormone testosterone, which may prevent the ovaries from releasing an egg each month, thus causing infertility. High levels of insulin also increase the conversion of androgens (male hormones) to estrogens (female hormones), upsetting a delicate balance between the two and having a direct effect on weight gain and the formation of cystic follicles or ovarian cysts.
Symptoms of PCOS
The symptoms vary widely from woman to woman. Because the symptoms vary so widely and not all women display all the symptoms, doctors very often misdiagnose PCOS. This became an issue of critical concern after a study in 2000 found that women suffering from PCOS have a higher risk of coronary heart disease.
- polycystic ovaries
- irregular or completely absent periods,
- Hirsutism (excessive facial or body hair),
- Alopecia (hair loss),
- skin tags (raisin-like growths on the skin),
- Acanthosis Nigricans (brown skin patches),
- exhaustion or lack of mental alertness
- decreased sex drive.
- high blood pressure
- high levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol
- atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty deposits called plaque cling to the interior walls of the arteries, leading to blockages that can cause heart attacks or stroke. Not only do PCOS sufferers have higher rates of plaque buildup but those over 45 have thicker deposits of plaque.
- up to 40% of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome have either impaired glucose tolerance or Type 2 Diabetes by the age of 40.
- Posted by : Goral Gandhi, MSc, Laboratory Director, Rotunda – Center for Human Reproduction (Pvt) Ltd, full article