How Underground Therapists and Scientists Keep Psychedelic Medicine Alive Despite the Gov’t Ban

Tom Shroder,AlterNet
 It could take decades before these drugs are legal, and the consequences are deadly.

The following is an article written by Tom Shroder based on his new book

Acid Test: LSD, Ecstasy, and the Power to Heal:

In the past decade, after thirty years in the deep freeze, research into the medicinal use of psychedelic drugs, ranging from psilocybin to Ketamine, and from MDMA to LSD, has begun to accelerate. FDA-approved pilot studies and clinical trials using the drugs under controlled conditions and in combination with talk therapy have shown they could be used safely, delivering promising results in a wide range of tough-to-treat maladies, including opiate and tobacco addiction, alcoholism, autism, anxiety, depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

These developments are not surprising to some who remember the first wave of research and even widespread clinical use of psychedelics in the quarter century after the accidental discovery LSD in 1943. A global review of psychedelic studies and clinical results in 1963 concluded:  “Some spectacular, and almost unbelievable, results have been achieved by using one dose [of the drugs].”

In 1960, a psychiatrist named Sydney Cohen surveyed the results of 44 physicians who had administered 25,000 doses of LSD or mescaline to 5,000 subjects under widely varying conditions. Cohen found “no instance of serious or prolonged physical side effects” in either those 25,000 sessions or in the wider literature on psychedelic drug studies. Adverse psychological reactions, he found, were rare, and mostly related to pre-existing mental illnesses.

 

Human hand with medicine pill. Horizontal.

But the powerful drug that was proving surprisingly safe to use in the clinic was creating a panic when used on the streets. The mushrooming popular abuse of psychedelics in the late 1960s, particularly by unscreened young people taking it in uncontrolled environments, struck such a sensitive cultural and political nerve that it left the drugs, and the scientists who worked with them, severely stigmatized for more than a generation.

“It was if  psychedelic drugs had become undiscovered,” one researcher recalled.

Ironically, the criminalization of the possession of psychedelic drugs in 1970 and the attendant passion of the authorities’ anti-drug crusade did little to slow the spread of recreational abuse, but effectively shut all research into possible beneficial uses down cold.

In the three decades that followed, an underground network of therapists continued to use the now illegal compounds in treatment of psychological maladies. In the late 1970s, with the rediscovery of the psychoactive effects of the synthetic psychedelic 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, or MDMA, these underground therapists found a compound many felt was even more useful in combination with therapy than the classic psychedelics – avoiding the unpredictable effects and anxiety-provoking visions that sometimes arose, as well as creating an almost instant bond with the therapist. MDMA also had the advantage of not yet being illegal.

As the government prepared to rectify that in 1985, a coalition of credentialed doctors and scientist allied with those in the psychedelic underground to take the attempt to rehabilitate the drugs and bring back the hope of the 50s and 60s that they could become a powerful tool in psychotherapy. They sued the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to prevent them from placing MDMA on Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, the most restrictive category referred for highly dangerous drugs with no medical benefit.

After months of hearings and volumes of testimony, the presiding judge ruled dramatically in the plaintiffs’ favor – MDMA he declared, was neither particularly dangerous when used in a clinical setting nor without medical value.

The DEA simply ignored the ruling, which was not legally binding, and MDMA therapy went back underground. But some of those behind the challenge refused to surrender. If they couldn’t prove their case in court, they would do it in the lab. It took better than a decade and a slowly changing culture, but as the 20th Century came to a close, the Food and Drug Administration began to once again approve clinical trials giving psychedelics to humans to test everything from whether they could reliably produce a profound spiritual experience to help people stop smoking.

One of the most noteworthy and advanced efforts has been using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy to treat chronic, treatment-resistant PTSD. A completed and published trial in South Carolina, and additional ongoing trials there and in a half dozen other places, are showing very promising results. In the completed study of 24 subjects, primarily female victims of rape and sexual abuse, all but three subjects experienced lasting remission of their symptoms after just a handful of sessions in which the drug appeared to allow them to examine the roots of their trauma without fear and generate insights that released them from the disorder’s vicious cycle of avoidance, rage and hypervigilance.

 

Even if all goes smoothly, the path to the point where MDMA becomes a tool available to all those in need is long, and very expensive. It could take more than a decade, and tens of millions of dollars to generate the final phase studies involving scores of therapists and hundreds of patients that must precede approval of a drug for prescription use.  At a time when half a million veterans have returned from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with PTSD, contributing tragically to the average of 22 veterans each day who commit suicide, that seems like a long time to wait.

The cost to the American taxpayer of giving these vets the medical care they’ve earned will be in the range of a trillion dollars over the next 30 or 40 years. If PTSD could be reliably cured with a short-term treatment using an inexpensive drug like MDMA, those costs could be slashed dramatically. And yet, though the Department of Defense is spending lavishly on speculative development all sorts of untested therapies – including planting microchips in veterans’ brains – it has yet to budget a dime for MDMA research, in part, clearly, because the cultural wars of 1970 continue to hold the image of psychedelics hostage.

5 proven ways to prevent and treat arthritis

Arthritis

Millions of people suffer from some form of arthritis. Since arthritis is commonly believed to be incurable, the standard medical response has been to simply prescribe medications to reduce the symptoms. This does nothing to heal the actual root of the issue, and only covers up the problem while potentially making other bodily functions worse.

However, the good news is that substantial evidence now shows that the pain and disability caused by arthritis can be alleviated, and even prevented through diet and alternative therapies.

Diet and nutrition

Dietary practices have a major impact on arthritis. In fact, if you eat the typical American diet, it is likely making your arthritis worse. Among the worst offenders for creating arthritic symptoms include:

– Hydrogenated and trans fats
– White flour and sugar
– Gluten
– Chemical additives
– Yeast
– Milk and dairy products
– Caffeine
– Alcohol
– Tobacco
– Phosphoric acid (large amounts found in soda)

A diet rich in fresh and organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and whole grains (gluten-free) is recommended, as they are richer in nutrients needed to fight destructive free radicals, promote skin and tissue health, repair bones, muscles and tendons, and promote bowel regularity. Try alkaline foods like green leafy vegetables, wheatgrass, aloe vera and cherry juice.

Herbal medicine

In addition to the foundational approach of diet and nutrition, herbs can also play a significant part in reducing inflammation often associated with arthritis. Some of the most recommended herbs for arthritis include:

– Turmeric
– Yucca
– Devil’s claw
– Willow bark
– Green tea
– Boswellia
– Ginger
– Ginseng
– Reishi
– Skullcap
– Valerian
– Feverfew
– Stinging nettle

High-quality sources of these herbs taken on a daily basis with a proper diet can provide significant relief of arthritic symptoms.

Massage

Massage is one of the most important therapies for the treatment of arthritis. People with arthritis often experience prolonged muscle tension with poor blood circulation in muscle tissues, which can cause nerve and joint pain.

Massage helps break up muscular waste deposits that can cause pain as well as stimulate circulation in troubled regions in the body, which helps bring more oxygen and other necessary healing nutrients into the tissues and carry toxins away.

Arthritis sufferers should pursue a massage program of 2-3 times a week in the early stages, then once a week for several months, with a maintenance schedule of twice a month.

Chiropractic

Chiropractic is becoming a popular, drug free treatment for arthritis that has been proven to be highly effective. Certain cases of arthritis, particularly osteoarthritis, are often false diagnoses with the symptoms actually caused by misalignment, or subluxation, of vertebrae and joints.

When this is the case, chiropractic adjustments can restore a full range of movement and free the body from pain. Manipulation can help arthritis by restoring proper movement and positioning of the joints. Balanced movement prevents “wear and tear” damage to joints, ligaments, and cartilage.

Acupuncture

According to Dr. William M. Cargile, past Chairman of Research of the American Association of Oriental Medicine, rheumatoid arthritis is a result of an autoimmune problem that prevents white blood cells from recognizing the joint surface as part of itself. He goes on to say that it reduces the aggressiveness of the body against its own tissues and enhances its recognition of the joint tissue. Also, by keeping the all the meridians balanced it keeps energy flowing smoothly and immunity strong, which is a major factor in managing rheumatoid arthritis effectively.

Other natural remedies to prevent and treat arthritis include bromelain, MSM, glucosamine, chondroitin, collagen, colloidal silver, arnica, pure water, and astaxanthin.

Learn more about treating arthritis from the first two sources below.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.healingthebody.ca

http://www.organiclifestylemagazine.com

Trivieri, Larry. Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide. Ed. John W. Anderson. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts, 2002.

http://www.naturalnews.com

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About the author:
Derek Henry, B.Kin, is a highly revered holistic health coach and world renowned natural health blogger who created Healing the Body to help people understand the fundamental principles to exceptional health so they can overcome their own health challenges.

His popular Wellness Transformation E-Guide and Ultimate Reset coaching program gives people step by step solutions to achieve a healthier body and mind, while empowering them to maintain that lifestyle through a fundamental education based on the 4 pillars of true health.

If you would like to learn more about what he can do holistically to improve your health, or simply want to be a part of an authentic health care system that delivers tangible results, check out his popular free health program consultation.

Source: http://www.naturalnews.com/046515_arthritis_inflammation_joint_pain.html#ixzz3Aq7ZshI1 Derek Henry

Healing frequencies- The Love Frequency 528 Hz

Karol Jankowiak

 

According to Dr. Leonard Horowitz, 528 Hertz is a frequency that is central to the “musical mathematical matrix of creation.” More than any sound previously discovered, the “LOVE frequency” resonates at the heart of everything. It connects your heart, your spiritual essence, to the spiraling reality of heaven and earth.

The Love frequency is the “Miracle” note of the original Solfeggio musical scale. Independently confirmed by researchers, these core creative frequencies were used by ancient priests and healers in advanced civilizations to manifest miracles and produce blessings.

Math scientist Victor Showell describes 528 as fundamental to the ancient Pi, Phi, and the Golden Mean evident throughout natural design. Vic Showell and John Stuart Reid (a pioneer in acoustic research and cymatic measurements) have proven that 528 is essential to the sacred geometry of circles and spirals consistent with DNA structuring and hydrosonic restructuring.

528 resolves to a 6, the icon for physical manifestation. That is, 5+2+8=15; and 1+5=6 (using Pythagorean math). The symbol “6” reflects the “spiraling down from heaven into the wholeness of earth.” In fact, the Love frequency can be fundamental to broadcasting all matter and energy into reality according to the laws of physics.

Definition of the Love Frequency

528 is known as the ‘Miracle’ tone which brings remarkable and extraordinary changes. Dr. Joseph Puleo analyzed the meaning of the tone using Latin dictionaries and hidden entries from Webster’s Dictionary. The “Mi” tone is characterized as:

1. an extraordinary occurrence that surpasses all known human powers or natural forces and is ascribed to a divine or supernatural cause, esp. to God.

2. a superb or surpassing example of something; wonder, marvel [1125-75]; ME <L Miraculum=Mira(Ri) to wonder at. fr(French): sighting, aiming to hold against the light. (gestorum: gesture; movements to express thought, emotion; any action, communication, etc. intended for effect.)

The 528Hz tone alone is associated with ‘DNA Repair

How it cleaned polluted water in the Gulf of Mexico

In 2010, John Hutchinson, an electromagnetic energy expert from Vancouver, B.C., Canada, helped purify poisoned water off the Gulf of Mexico following the BP oil spill. He and his research partner, Nancy Hutchinson (formerly Nancy Lazaryan), used the 528 Hz frequency and other Solfeggio tones to reduce the oil and grease in polluted waters.

The polluted area was treated with the frequencies for four hours the first day, and by the next morning, the waters were cleared. They also did four more hours of RF frequency to complete the test. The frequency device was situated about 25 feet up the beach from the water.

They restored the water’s vitality as manifested by the return of fish, dolphins and even barnacles. Nancy said that ‘the water that had been murky brown was a clear green. Two dolphins came into 5 feet of water to visit. Lots of schools of fish and crabs [were] very active’.

Their results were certified by Dr. Robert Naman, President of Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. of Mobile, Alabama. Dr. Naman, an analytical chemist with almost 30 years in the field, tested the samples and confirmed the complete removal of oil and grease from the after treatment sample source tested.

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As you can see, the amount of oil and grease “before” the frequency treatment was 7 ppm (parts per million, or milligrams per liter); while the samples that had undergone the frequency exposure measured less than 1 ppm.

John’s method of using sound and radio frequencies nearly eliminates the oil and toxins completely, and has no known dangerous side effects. John and Nancy can clear a radius of about a mile in one 24-hour session.

Analytical Chemical Testing Laboratory, Inc. (ACT) stated, “While the technology is not completely understood by the undersigned, it is clear that the process may have extreme value, and it should be given a chance to be presented and tested on a large scale basis.”

Who uses the 528Hz frequency?

Llewelyn S. Lloyd, in the Journal of the Royal Society of Arts (16 Dec., 1949), described his innate drive to “tune-up” to a “brighter,” more soothing and inspiring frequency than A=440Hz. The British author and composer expressed his preference for precisely A=444Hz tuning, that manifests the C-5-pitch at 528 Hz. He wrote that this 4 Hz higher pitch is more generally pleasing for musicians worldwide.

Recent research by veteran piano tuner and custom piano designer Daniel Koehler demonstrated the beneficial acoustic and spiritual impact of prototype pianos that include granite bridges to best accommodate the higher tension of strings tuned to A=444Hz. Koehler reported most enthusiastically that the 528 Hz frequency resonates most powerfully and enduringly.

In 2011, multiple Grammy Award nominee Amerie produced her new album – Cymatika, Vol 1 – in 528Hz frequency to broadcast genetic healing. Another artist, Scott Huckabay, performs exclusively using the C=528/A=444 Hz tuning. Every day more and more people tune themselves to the harmonic vibrations of 528 music

In 2009, thousands of people gathered together to participate in the Live H2O Concert for the Living Water. This movie was taken by one of the attendee of that wonderful event. People were playing and chanting in 528Hz, praying for all polluted water to be blessed worldwide

The Concert for the Living Water was produced by Dr Leonard Horowitz and thousands of volunteers worldwide – there were no large commercial sponsors.

A Recipe for the Planet

528Hz is the bioenergy of health and longevity. It is the harmonic vibration that lifts your heart and divine voice in harmony with heaven.

Can you imagine how beautiful the world would be with the Love vibration permeating the air? More and more people are awakening spiritually, mentally and emotionally and choose to be in tune with 528Hz.  This healing frequency helps you flow in perfect rhythm and harmony.

Nearly our entire global economy is built upon a foundation of illness, sickness, and death. The powerful Sound of Love can end the problems on Earth today. I encourage you to use the 528 Hz frequency to restore human consciousness to its full power and potential.

**This article was originally featured on http://attunedvibrations.com/528hz/.**

About the Author

Karol Jankowiak is an artist, technologist, independent sound researcher, and educated philosopher. He is the founder of Attuned Vibrations where, along with his wife, he promotes healing sound frequencies and alternative musical tunings. Karol left his successful corporate career to dedicate his life to helping others in transforming their own lives and rediscover their true potential as vibrational beings. Visit his site http://attunedvibrations.com or connect with him on Facebook.

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Happiness does not come in pill form

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Happiness does not come in pill form.

Yes, these days this is a controversial statement. Doctors have attempted to prescribe happiness and it is failing miserably.

We live in a society inundated with media and social messages that if something is wrong in your life – take a pill. If you aren’t happy – take a pill. Depressed – have a pill. Can’t sleep? Stressed out? Take a pill. We are medicating ourselves in to oblivion and the range of side effects can be catastrophic if not fatal.

The problem isn’t that you aren’t consuming enough pills or even the right pills. The pills themselves are only compounding the original problem. Medication does not fix unhappiness. What it does do is allow you to burry problems and not deal with them for the current moment. Do you feel better temporarily? Sure. But as soon as you miss a few doses you are right back where you started, only now with a slightly more toxic body. Many of these medications can be addictive as well which can lead to even bigger problems down the road.

If magic pills aren’t the answer, what is?

Change.

If you are not happy that is a message that something needs to change in your life. It isn’t an easy thing to really take a good hard look at our world and realize that something just isn’t working. It can be a belief, an attitude, a job that makes you unhappy, your living situation, even relationships.

Humans have a tendency to mull things over, dwell on them, think them through and then think some more all the while staying emotionally and literally stuck. Stuck is a terrible feeling. Stuck is why many run to the doctor for the prescription in the first place.

How do you get unstuck?

First and foremost be clear headed when you make life-altering decisions. Mood altering medications do not allow you to think like yourself. Once clear, then it’s time to commit to change. Ask yourself and be honest -What would make you happy? What steps do you need to take to get there?

Change can be painful, but like ripping off a Band-Aid the more slowly you do it the more painful it is. Once it’s off, it’s off the real healing can begin.

Author: Natural News Blog – Sarah J. Barendse

The Placebo Effect: Transforming Biology With Belief

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Did you know that we can change our biology simply by what we believe to be true? The placebo effect is defined as the measurable, observable, or felt improvement in health or behaviour not attributable to a medication or invasive treatment that has been administered. It suggests that one can treat various ailments by using the mind to heal. For example, if two people have a head ache and one takes tylenol while the other is given a pill that contains nothing (sugar), both could report that the pill was successful and the headache is gone. The difference is, the one that was given the pill which contained nothing still believed that they were given a tylenol that would alleviate their headache. In doing so,  their headache was cured because of what they believed to be true. This has happened on numerous occasions, many studies have shown that the placebo effect is real and highly effective.

The placebo practice is known, but widely dismissed in medicine. The placebo effect should be a major topic of study in medical schools. Unfortunately drug companies study patients who respond to the placebo effect with the goal of eliminating them from early clinical trials. It bothers pharmaceutical manufacturers that in most of their clinical trials the placebos prove to be just as effective as their chemical ridden drugs. Examining the placebo effect would give rise to a whole new category under science, which would probably be consciousness. This is why it’s not examined thoroughly, the power of our perception and its ability to create our reality and even change our biology would open the door to a multitude of other questions, possibilities and potentialities for the human race. These potentialities would most likely wipe out many industries on the planet, from health all the way down to energy. These concepts are also heavily examined and illustrated by quantum physics.

The placebo effect should be the subject of major, funded research efforts. If medical researchers could figure out how to leverage the placebo effect, they would hand doctors an efficient,energy-based, side effect-free tool to treat disease. Energy healers say they already have such tools, but I am a scientist, and I believe the more we know about sceince of the placebo, the better we’ll be able to use it in clinical settings – Bruce Lipton, Ph.D(3)

A Baylor School of Medicine study, published in 2002 in the New England Journal of Medicine, (1) looked at surgery for patients with severe and debilitating knee pain. Many surgeons know there is no placebo effect in surgery, or so most of them believe. The patients were divided into three groups. The surgeons shaved the damaged cartilage in the knee of one group. For the second group they flushed out the knee joint, removing all of the material believed to be causing inflammation. Both of these processes are the standard surgeries people go through who have severe arthritic knees. The third group received a “fake” surgery, the patients were only sedated and tricked that they actually had the knee surgery. For the patients not really receiving the surgery, the doctors made the incisions and splashed salt water on the knee as they would in normal surgery. They then sewed up the incisions like the real thing and the process was complete. All three groups went through the same rehab process, and the results were astonishing. The placebo group improved just as much as the other two groups who had surgery.

My skill as a surgeon had no benefit on these patients. The entire benefit of surgery for osteoarthritis of the kneww was the placebo effect – Dr. Moseley (Surgeon involved in the study)(3)

Another great example of the placebo effect came from the United States Department of Health and Human Services in 1999. The report discovered that half of severely depressed patients taking drugs improve compared to the thirty-two percent taking a placebo. Don’t forget about all of the side effects and dangers that have been associated with antidepressants every year. Don’t forget that the ‘depression industry’ alone is a multi billion dollar one(3).

A 2002 article published in the American Psychological Association’s prevention & treatment, by University of Connecticut psychology professor Irving Kirsch titled, “The Emperor’s New Drugs,” made some more shocking discoveries(5)(4). He found that 80 perecent of the effect of antidepressants, as measured in clinical trials, could be attributed to the placebo effect. This professor even had to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to get information on the clinical trials of the top antidepressants.

The difference between the response of the drugs and the response of the placebo was less than two points on average on this clinical scale that goes from fifty to sixty points. That’s a very small difference, that difference is clinically meaningless – Professor Kirsch

Researchers all over the world have found that placebo treatments can stimulate real biological and physiological responses. Everything from changes in heart rate to blood pressure and even chemical activity in the brain. It’s been effective with a number of different ailments from arthritis, depression, fatigue, anxiety, Parkinson’s and more (2)

So what does this mean?

It means that through the power of belief, your biological body can react in a necessary way to target whatever ailment you are experiencing. Thoughts, feelings, and emotions are directly responsible for changing  your biology. If we look at depression for example, we are told the main cause of it is a chemical deficit in the brain. But if thoughts, feelings and emotions can release different chemicals in the brain, why not just work on the patients feelings to induce a different chemical state? If our feelings, emotions and thoughts are directly correlated with our biology, why aren’t we putting more resources into this research? Why is this not practiced by the medical industry? Why do we completely turn a blind eye to it?

The human race has been trained, and programmed to believe that external medicines are necessary for all ailments. I’m not saying that some medical applications are not valid, I’m just saying the human race completely ignores the power of non-physical phenomenon. We continue to believe that we need something outside of ourselves to heal, when everything points to the fact that this is not entirely true. Our own biological system and the human being is very capable of healing itself. We just don’t know how, we don’t believe it, we are not exposed to it.

Changing your biology with belief is not an easy process, because most of us don’t truly believe we can. We are going up against years of perceptual manipulation that have formed our thoughts and beliefs. Your beliefs shape your perception, and your perception is what creates real phenomenon. If you change the way you perceive things, the things you perceive change. We are powerful beings,  and have abilities that have yet to be unlocked.  I believe that these types of realities will continue to  emerge  and will be implemented in the future. The placebo effect demonstrates, from a biological standpoint, that what you believe indeed becomes your reality. For one to be able to use this, they must believe it. One must perceive it as real as the perceive their own hand real, the sun real, the stars real. It’s not about believing, it’s about knowing.

The true nature of reality has yet to be discovered, but we continue to progress in our understanding. As we progress we realize how obsolete our current way of functioning really is. It’s time to evolve past our archaic ideas and false beliefs, and step into a new understanding of reality. We are capable of so much more, or potential is limitless.

Sources:

(1)http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa013259

(2)http://harvardmagazine.com/2013/01/the-placebo-phenomenon

(3)Lipton, Bruce. The Biology of Belief. Hay House, Inc, 2005

(4)http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=mind-reviews-the-emperors-new-drugs

(5)http://psycnet.apa.org/?&fa=main.doiLanding&doi=10.1037/1522-3736.5.1.523a

FDA Lies!: “Silver Has No Medicinal Use”

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Colloidal silver has been used as a medicine due to its anti-bacterial and antimicrobial properties for as long as anyone can remember. These properties and more are what protects the immune system from disease. But thanks to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), we are being told that silver has absolutely no medicinal value.

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In fact, the FDA along with the Swiss chemical company HeiQ, recently argued over nano-silver-based antimicrobial fabric treatments, saying that they could pose a risk to the public. Meanwhile the EPA allows its use in clothing, bedding, cosmetics, electric shavers, baby bottles and food containers, with the known benefits standing the test of time for literally centuries.

Some microbiologists, including Gregroy Crocetti, are saying that the hysterical warnings by lawyers from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and FDA will destroy the use of nanosilver for numerous therapeutic uses if the pending lawsuit determines that the FDA’s frivolous claim that ‘nanosilver is harmful’ is found to be true. This is also ridiculous when you realize that silver has been very effective at killing all kinds of bacteria in with 3 distinct means:

  • Silver in nanoparticles weakens a bacterial cell wall, causing it to collapse or burst;
  • Silver helps to starve bacteria by interfering with the enzymes they need to metabolize; and
  • Silver stops bacteria from replicating – or making more bacteria.

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Colloidal Silver Benefits: The Truth About Colloidal Silver

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Have you heard of a ‘miracle’ product known as colloidal silver? The basic reason for any colloidal silver efficacy and safety controversy is that the medical establishment (medical mafia) and the pharmaceutical industry (Big Pharma) see colloidal silver as a financial threat. While you may have been cautioned against using colloidal silver, know that colloidal silver benefits are tried and true.

Both the medical establishment and Big Pharma have put silver medical products to work in hospital equipment and medical tools as well as anti-infection burn remedies to prevent MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) infections, which are potentially lethal and have become antibiotic resistant.

Yet the medical establishment promotes fear mongering lies through various media outlets and threatens colloidal silver manufacturers through various federal, state, and local health agencies.

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The difference between their medical products and colloidal silver is patent rights that yield royalties for several years. Colloidal silver can be made by anyone with inexpensive equipment and it can’t be patented.

As of January 2009, the EU has banned colloidal silver manufacturing in its European member nations. Whenever Codex Alimentarius gets “harmony” compliance from the USA, the same will happen here.

So now is the right time to stock up and try it yourself or buy a kit permitting you to make it yourself indefinitely.

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440hz Music – Conspiracy To Detune Us From Natural 432Hz Harmonics?

Most music worldwide has been tuned to 440 hertz since the International Standards Organization (ISO) endorsed it in 1953. The recent rediscoveries of the vibratory / oscillatory nature of the universe indicate that this contemporary international concert pitch standard may generate an unhealthy effect or anti-social behavior in the consciousness of human beings.

A=432 Hz, known as Verdi’s ‘A’ is an alternative tuning that is mathematically consistent with the universe. Music based on 432 Hz transmits beneficial healing energy, because it is a pure tone of math fundamental to nature.

There is a theory that the change from 432 Hz to 440 Hz was dictated by Nazi propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels. He used it to make people think and feel a certain manner, and to make them a prisoner of a certain consciousness. Then around 1940 the United States introduced 440 Hz worldwide, and finally in 1953 it became the ISO 16-standard.

What is 440 Hz?

440 Hz is the unnatural standard tuning frequency, removed from the symmetry of sacred vibrations and overtones that has declared war on the subconscious mind of Western Man.

In a paper entitled ‘Musical Cult Control’, Dr. Leonard Horowitz writes: “The music industry features this imposed frequency that is ‘herding’ populations into greater aggression, psycho social agitation, and emotional distress predisposing people to physical illness.”

You just have to go out in the street and take a look around. What do you see? School kids, young adults on their way to work, a woman pushing her baby in a pram, a man walking his dog – and what do they all have in common? iPods or MP3 Players! Ingenious, isn’t it?

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” –Nikola Tesla

The powers that be are successfully lowering the vibrations of not only the young generation but the rest of us as well. These destructive frequencies entrain the thoughts towards disruption, disharmony and disunity. Additionally, they also stimulate the controlling organ of the body – the brain – into disharmonious resonance, which ultimately creates disease and war. -The Hidden Power of Universal Frequency and Vibration

To better understand the power of sound frequency, watch the amazing video below –

Frequency and vibration hold a critically important yet hidden power to affect our lives, our health, our society and our world. The science of Cymatics (meaning the study of visible sound and vibration) proves that frequency and vibration are the master keys and organizational foundation for the creation of all matter and life on this planet.

When sound waves move through a physical medium (sand, air, water, etc.) the frequency of the waves has a direct effect upon the structures which are created by the sound waves as they pass through that particular medium.

To better understand the power of sound frequency, watch the amazing video below

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.” –Confucius

Music has a hidden power to affect our minds, our bodies, our thoughts, and our society. When that music is based upon a tuning standard purposely removed from the natural harmonics found in nature, the end result may be the psychic poisoning of the mass mind of humanity.

As Kymatica Documentary (2009) says: The rediscovered knowledge of the science of sound shows that sound is something more than mere vibratory signals, not only does sound interact with life but it sustains and develops it. It acts as a conduit of conscious intent between people, societies and entire civilizations.

Article sources:

Attuned Vibrations (attunedvibrations.com)
The Importance of 432 Hz Music (omega432.com)
The Rockefeller Foundation’s War on Consciousness through Imposition Of 440 Hz Standard Tuning (medicalveritas.org)
Water Sound Images (watersoundimages.com)
The Missing Secrets Of Nikola Tesla (knowledgeoftoday.org)

Source: whydontyoutrythis.com – See more at: http://www.riseearth.com/2013/08/440hz-music-conspiracy-to-detune-us.html#sthash.mJ7olX0u.dpuf

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Do Electromagnetic Fields Affect the Pineal Gland, Limiting Human Consciousness?

-By Dylan Charles

As humanity continues into the new millennium, technology and communication continue to play an increasingly important role in human life. Today, most people in developed countries are completely connected through cell phones, tablets and computers. Today’s households have an increasing array of electrical devices, from wireless modems to intelligent appliances to smart meters. Where 50 years ago, 1 electrical outlet per room was sufficient, today, homes have at least 1 outlet per wall on every wall of the house. People are always connected, and figuratively, the world is getting smaller each day.

As the Information Age unfolds, so does information about our exposure to artificial electromagnetic fields (EMF) that many believe can be quite harmful to the human body. Even if you don’t believe that heavy usage of devices such as cell phones can cause cancer and brain tumors, one must acknowledge the documented proof that electronic devices can disrupt or alter brain function. “The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classifies electromagnetic fields (EMFs) as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ to humans that might transform normal cells into cancer cells.” (source)

One example of research into the effects of EMF includes a study conducted by Bary W. Wilson et al. With their findings published in the Journal of Pineal Research, Wilson et al. examined the possible effects of 60-Hz electromagnetic-field exposure on pineal gland function in humans. In the study, the researchers measured excretion of urinary 6-hydroxymelatonin sulfate (6-OHMS), a stable urinary metabolite of the pineal hormone melatonin, in 42 individuals who used conventional and continuous polymer wire (CPW) electric blankets for the duration of 8 weeks. The researchers reported:

Volunteers using conventional electric blankets showed no variations in 6-OHMS excretion as either a group or individuals during the study period. Serving as their own controls, 7 of 28 volunteers using the CPW blankets showed statistically significant changes in their mean nighttime 6-OHMS excretion. The CPW blankets switched on and off approximately twice as often when in service and produced magnetic fields that were 50% stronger than those from the conventional electric blankets. On the basis of these findings, we hypothesize that periodic exposure to pulsed DC or extremely low frequency electric or magnetic fields of sufficient intensity and duration can affect pineal gland function in certain individuals. – Wilson et al. (Journal of Pineal Research)

Another study was at the University of Berne in Switzerland on the effects of 16.7 Hz magnetic fields on 6-OHMS excretion. This study was based on comparing 6-OHMS levels of 108 male railway workers between leisure periods and days following the start of service on electrically powered engines or working beneath transmission lines. The findings were similar:

“The results support the hypothesis that 16.7 Hz magnetic fields alter 6-OHMS excretion in humans exposed to magnetic fields.”- Pfluger DH et al. (National Center for Biotechnology Information)

Most recently, Malka N. Halgamuge of the University of Melbourne in Australia further examined the effect of man-made EMF on the pineal gland. Halgamuge states in his research that the pineal gland likely recognizes EMF as light, which consequently would result in reduced melatonin production.

“…the results show the significance of disruption of melatonin due to exposure to weak EMFs, which may possibly lead to long-term health effects in humans.” – Malka N. Halgamuge (Oxford Journals)

The pineal gland is a small part of the body’s endocrine system and is located between the brain’s two hemispheres. This particular gland secretes melatonin, which is believed to contribute to our effects of well-being and happiness and regulates our sleep/wake cycle. Melatonin is also believed to fight free radicals that can damage neurons.

It is documented that the pineal gland is sensitive to all types of magnetic fields, including geomagnetic fields of the Sun’s solar storms, and also extremely sensitive to tissue calcification, especially when exposed to Fluoride, which is also magnetically attracted to the pineal gland, causing a number of mental disorders.

Ancient cultures and modern and modern spiritualists believe that the pineal gland is the location of the “Third Eye” – the seat of the human soul, as deducted by the French philosopher Rene Descartes, and that it regulates our conscious awareness. Brain scans reveal that pineal gland activity increases with meditation, and many people also believe that the pineal gland can be tuned into certain frequencies which can result in a sense of euphoria and connection with ‘universal oneness.’

For those who have had modern spiritual experiences, especially after cleansing the pineal gland or when practicing pineal activation exercises, you already know that the body can indeed be tuned to receive certain wavelengths of energy, positive or negative, and that anything that agitates the optimal function of the human body also disrupts the individual’s potential to give and receive positive energy.

If human consciousness is indeed affected by the performance of the pineal gland, and the pineal gland is adversely affected by environmental electro-magnetic radiation, then are we damaging our consciousness with over-exposure to electro-magnetic radiation?

In this light, it would appear that setting up massive public infrastructure that inundates the body and the pineal gland with a chaotic blend of powerful frequencies may be another one of mankind’s great blunders.

About the Author
Dylan Charles is a long time student and teacher of Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Qi Gong. He is the editor of WakingTimes.com, a grateful father and a person who seeks to enlighten others with the power of inspiring information.

Sources:
http://efile.mpsc.state.mi.us/efile/docs/13934/0073.pdf
http://brainworldmagazine.com/the-pineal-gland-a-link-to-our-third-eye/
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8912234
http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn13769-does-the-earths-magnetic-field-cause-suicides.html
http://rpd.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/09/rpd.ncs255.abstract?sid=8937c9cc-2217-4cc5-bf0a-608af5173118
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg19626344.900-is-the-seat-of-the-soul-in-the-brain.html – See more at: http://www.riseearth.com/2013/08/do-electromagnetic-fields-affect-pineal.html#more

Princeton & Russian Scientist Reveal The Secrets of Human Aura & Intentions

Mind Over Matter A Russian scientist has been studying the human energy field and is claiming that people can change the world simply by using their own energy. While this idea is not new, not too many have taken the time to scientifically go about proving such ideas -although the field of quantum physics has shed some powerful light on the topic over the years. Dr. Konstantin Korotkov, professor of physics at St. Petersburg State Technical University, states that when we think positive and negative thoughts, each have a different impact on our surrounding environment.

 

“We are developing the idea that our consciousness is part of the material world and that with our consciousness we can directly influence our world,” said Dr. Konstantin Korotkov.

We cannot see energy very easily with the human eye and thus the world of unseen energy can be difficult for the mind to grasp without scientific measurements to verify what is taking place. Perhaps this is why the study of consciousness affecting our reality has been virtually untouched for so long. To help create a bridge between our physical and unseen world, scientific experiments using a technique called bioelectrophotography are being carried out. In these experiments, an assumption must be made that states the human body and consciousness is constantly emitting energy. Following this assumption, Bioelectrophotography aims to capture these energy fields seen as a light around the body. In the metaphysical world this energy emission is known as a person’s aura, while in the scientific field, it is often refereed to as our energy field.

Princeton Research

Dr. Korotkov is not the only one studying the affects of the human mind, thoughts and energy on our surrounding environment. The Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory has also been trying to wrap their heads around the subject and have concluded that the mind does in fact have a subtle capacity to influence the output of devices known as Random Event Generators (REGs). A project that initially started when a student was curious to study the effects of the human mind and intention on the surrounding environment, turned into a rigorous testing lab where Dr. Robert Jahn and his lab assistant spent many hours experimenting to determine whether or not the mind has an affect on our physical world. Jahn and his assistant were able to determine that the human minds interactions with the machines demonstrated a relationship that was not physical in nature. The mind was able to affect and change outcomes of the machine in ways that were beyond explainable. In essence, consciousness was having an affect over the physical world. To determine the affects of the minds intention on the physical world, they built several machines called  a random number generator. The machine would essentially mimic a coin flip and record the results over time. The machine performed 200 flips per second and produced an average mean of 100 as one would expect. Left unattended, the machine would continue to produce results that suggested a 50/50 chance of producing either heads or tales. The interesting results came when human intention started to interact with the machine. What was once a random 50/50 chance of producing heads or tales began to deviate from expectation as the observer began to intend for the numbers to be higher or lower. While the affects of the mind over the the machines was not large, it was enough that contemporary physics is unable to explain what exactly is happening. Perhaps this is where the quantum world can shed light? The implications this research could have on humanity is quite fascinating given it could reach into the realms of creating a world of peace, healthy living and joy. If intentions and thoughts can impact something the way it has been demonstrated above, why not explore the boundaries of how far this can go? It is my belief that we create our realities with our thoughts and intentions, I feel science is starting to confirm this and in time we will realize the true power of our minds and intentions. The video below is a very brief synopsis of the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research laboratory of Princeton University, whose research into mind-matter interaction forms the foundation of Psyleron Technology.

Natural Hypothyroidism Treatment Methods

By Eric M. Osansky

I think most people with hypothyroidism would agree that their condition is not due to a deficiency in synthetic thyroid hormone.  Even though this is obviously true, most endocrinologists tell just about all of their patients with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis to take synthetic thyroid hormone for the rest of their life.  Almost never do they attempt to find out why the person developed a hypothyroid condition to begin with.  Although some people do need to take synthetic or natural thyroid hormone on a permanent basis, many people can have their health restored back to normal through natural hypothyroid treatment methods.

In fact, more and more people with hypothyroidism are turning to holistic care, as many people are simply sick and tired of covering up their symptoms by taking thyroid hormone.  While there are some great endocrinologists and medical doctors out there who are trying to help their patients the best that they can, just about all of these healthcare professionals are trained to treat conditions through the use of drugs and surgery.  And while this sometimes is necessary, many times it isn’t.  Although symptom management is without question important, just think about how great it would feel if you were able to fully restore your thyroid health back to normal through a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol, and not have to rely on taking synthetic or natural thyroid hormone for the rest of your life.

The Malfunctioning Thyroid Gland Is Usually Not The Cause Of Your Disorder

Most people with hypothyroidism don’t realize that the malfunctioning thyroid gland is usually not the primary cause of their condition.  After all, one’s thyroid gland doesn’t just stop producing thyroid hormone on its own, as there is always a cause behind this.  So while giving thyroid hormone may do a good job of managing one’s symptoms (although not always), it is not doing anything for the cause of your condition.

As for what’s causing your condition, this of course can vary.  Many times it is caused by lifestyle factors, such as poor eating habits, lack of sleep, not handling stress well, etc.  Other times it can be environmental toxins causing or contributing to such a condition.  Genetics can also be a factor, although research shows that it doesn’t play as big of a role as many people think.  In fact, many people with a genetic marker for hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis can be helped a great deal by modifying some of their lifestyle factors, which is great news.

90% of all hypothyroid conditions are autoimmune in nature.  In other words, most people with hypothyroidism have the condition Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  But what causes this condition?  Numerous factors can trigger an autoimmune response, and as a result in Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis you have TPO antibodies, and many times Thyroglobulin antibodies.  These antibodies will damage the thyroid gland, which is what leads to the decreased production of thyroid hormone.  And while taking synthetic or natural thyroid hormone might be necessary to manage the symptoms, this won’t do anything for the immune system.  So the goal is to detect and then remove the trigger which is causing the autoimmune response, get rid of the inflammation, and suppress the autoimmune component of the condition.

How Can A Natural Hypothyroid Treatment Protocol Help?

Unlike conventional medical treatments, a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol tries to get to the underlying cause of your disorder.  In other words, upon seeing a competent natural endocrine doctor, they will try to determine what is actually causing your thyroid gland to malfunction.  In addition to looking at the typical thyroid blood tests, they might also evaluate your adrenal glands, digestive system, hormone levels, and other areas of the body which can be causing your thyroid gland to malfunction.  Then assuming this natural healthcare professional feels they can help you, they will recommend a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol that won’t just manage your symptoms, but will also help to restore your health back to normal.

Of course not everyone is a candidate for natural hypothyroid treatment methods.  However, many people assume they aren’t a candidate because they have had their condition for a long time, or perhaps they received thyroid surgery or radioactive iodine treatment.  While these factors can definitely make it more challenging to restore one’s health back to normal, and in some cases impossible (for example, someone who has had their thyroid gland completely removed), many people who fall under this category can be still benefit from following a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol.

The Risks Of Self-Treating One’s Hypothyroid Condition

Many people assume they can treat their hypothyroid condition on their own, without the help of a natural healthcare professional.  Some will simply visit their local health food store and try taking some supplements and/or herbal remedies to help cure their condition.  The problem is that it usually is not this easy to cure a hypothyroid condition, as while nutritional deficiencies can contribute to a thyroid or autoimmune thyroid condition, there are other factors which can be causing hypothyroidism to develop.

In other words, taking supplements and herbs alone is usually not the answer.  Plus, while nutritional supplements can help, one must remember that different people will need to take different types of supplements, take different dosages, etc.  Plus the quality of the supplements you take is important, and the truth is, many supplements are of low quality.  So just taking a general thyroid support formula is usually not the answer to restoring your health back to normal.  Doing so not only can worsen your symptoms, but often times taking this approach will be a complete waste of money.

How To Find A Competent Natural Endocrine Doctor For Your Hypothyroid Disorder

Finding a competent natural endocrine doctor who can restore your health back to normal is not always an easy task.  There simply are not a lot of holistic doctors who focus on endocrine disorders, such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  I usually advise people to contact some of the chiropractors and naturopathic doctors in their area, as if they contact enough of them there is a good chance they will find one who focuses on endocrine conditions.  If they’re unable to find such a doctor this way then many people can be helped by consulting with someone remotely over the phone, although it’s a good idea to first get diagnosed by an endocrinologist before taking this approach.  I personally conduct remote consultations and have helped a lot of people this way, but I realize that some people prefer to speak with someone face-to-face.

Can Natural Hypothyroid Treatment Methods Restore Your Health?

You might be wondering whether natural hypothyroid treatment methods can restore your health back to normal.  If you didn’t become hypothyroid due to thyroid surgery or from receiving radioactive iodine, then there is a good chance you can benefit from a natural hypothyroid treatment protocol.  On the other hand, even if you have had a partial thyroidectomy or received RAI, there still is a chance that you can benefit from following such a protocol.  If you have received surgery or RAI and can’t have your health completely restored back to normal, it still is important to address the cause of your condition.  However, those people with hypothyroidism and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis who haven’t had these procedures have an excellent chance of restoring their health back to normal.

Natural Treatment Solutions for Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease

Natural Native American Treatments For Anemia And Other Ailments

Chinese Angelica

We have become spoiled to modern medicine. When we have a pain or even a cold, regardless of severity, we turn to modern medicine. It is great that we have the technology, resources and financial abilities to pursue these avenues. However, our technologies have led us astray from nature and the knowledge of our ancestors in many of these areas.

Prior to modern medicine we still had colds, disease, cancer and even sickle cell anemia (or the sickle cell disease). However, there were no manufactured treatments of this disease.

In the Bible it tells of prophecies of things to come to pass. It speaks of the great deceiver, the one who will take over the world, the anti-Christ. One day our money may be no good. If one day you woke up, your money was no good, the world had failed, and you could not receive medical attention, what would you do? The common fever can kill without being treated, as it has throughout the history of man, so what would you do if you were in a sickle cell crisis? Where would you turn for relief?

What is Sickle Cell Anemia?

First, let’s explore what sickle cell disease is. Sickle cell disease is broken into two major categories:

  1. Sickle cell trait
  2. Sickle cell anemia (or disease)

In sickle cell trait, someone carries a sickle cell gene and a normal gene but does not suffer from the full-blown effects of sickle cell anemia.

Sickle cell anemia is where a person is often in crisis from attacks because of the blood cells turning to a sickle shape and blocking blood flow without any extreme conditions. The cells are hard and sticky. These attacks or crisis can and have caused the patient to go blind, their organs to fail, and many of them to have a need for hip and other joint replacements as well as amputations.

What are natural treatments for sickle cell anemia?

Throughout history effective natural remedies have been used that are carried out today in many cultures. These remedies are used to prevent sickle cell attacks as well as treat them. Native Americans have been one culture that have carried on this tradition throughout history.

For thousands of years, Native Americans have used herbs to heal the sick. They monitored and watched sick animals to see how they would heal themselves, and passed that information down. There were no original writings on this, but it was passed down from generation to generation, and then shared with the Europeans that came over. Once modern language and writing became available, Native Americans began making booklets or recipe records of what to do with healing herbs.

The hidden secrets of making herbal medicines…right at your fingertips!

The remedies or healing herbs are still used today. It is time for these recipes to be shared with people again, so that they, too, may take record of these. These remedies can be made from wild herbs. In history the following remedies have been used to treat and even heal those in sickle cell crisis:

Dong Quai

What is Dong Quai and what can it be used for?

Officially called Angelica Sinensis, and also known as Chinese Angelica, Dang Gui, the Female Ginseng, and Tang Kuei, the root has been used for more than a thousand years as a spice, tonic and medicine in China, Korea and Japan. In traditional medicine, it was usually combined with other herbs to treat women’s reproductive problems including PMS and cramps, improve circulation, and ease menopausal symptoms. It has also been found to be effective in treating weakness after childbirth, chronic nasal or sinus congestion, fibroid tumors, high blood pressure, fibrocystic breast disease, rheumatoid arthritisanemia, sickle cell anemia, allergiesconstipation, shingles, hepatitis, and  headache. Studies today suggest that it may also reduce pain, dilate blood vessels, and stimulate and relax uterine muscles.

When not to use Dong Qua

Do not use if you are pregnant, nursing, have asthma, or a viral infection.

Where do I find Dong Qua

Dong Qua is indigenous to China.

How to make the recipe

You can make a tea with hot water, honey and either Dong Quai powder, root or leaves. Boil and let cool for higher potency.

Ironweed-Tall Ironweed (Native American Name) or Vernonia Altissima

What is this plant?

Herbaceous perennial which can reach a height of 10 feet.

Leaves: leaves are alternate, 3-4 as much as 10 inches in length. Each lanced shaped leaf is very finely toothed and downy on the underside.

Flowers: Flowers are deep purple.

Habitat: Moist fields or open woods. Often seen in meadows and fallow fields, the rich purple of the flowers and the tall straight stems make this plant easy to spot. The stems can be used for kite-building.

Where can you find it and what does it treat?

Range: Throughout the southeast.

Culture: Durable and easy to grow in full sun in most soils. Prefers ample moisture but is also quite drought tolerant.

Uses: Some spices of Ironweed have been used to treat stomach problems. Native Americans have used the root to treat post childbirth pain, sickle cell crisis pain, blood and liver cleaning, and to restore regular menses.

How to make the recipe

You will need 1 tablespoon of Ironweed and 2 cups of water.

Bring the 2 cups of water to boil. Powder or grind the Ironweed root and add it to the boiling water and then turn the heat to simmer, until the liquid is around 1 cup remaining. Cool and drink fast, because it is so bitter. This is not something to sip nor to let linger, it is more a drink that you will not want to play with, or come back to. Be sure to drink on an empty stomach.

What are Preventive Measures through Natural Remedies?

Although Ironweed is an excellent source of a preventive source, there are many other sources that are just used for preventive measures, that do not dilate the blood vessels as these earlier mentioned sources do.

Preventive Remedy:  Spirulina 

Spirulina is a fresh water algae. Spirulina is used to prevent damage caused by toxins affecting the heart, liver, kidneys, neurons, eyes, ovaries, DNA and testicles. Drinking powdered spirulina or flakes after mixing them into water will allow you to prevent the toxins of the environment as well as the food you eat to onset a sickle cell attack.

Remember, there are several other remedies out there such as Herbsfemi, spearmint and hundreds of others that come from nature, and that Native American’s have used for years. It is up to us to seek and become familiar with these remedies. There is no reason why we should not be prepared for tomorrow, when we have known for more than 2,000 years what it holds.

References:

Choctaw and Cherokee Family Recipes from the Henderson, Jones, Self, and Constant family records.

Legends recipes: http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-remedy.html#A

The Dirt Doctor: http://www.dirtdoctor.com/Ironweed_vq3021.htm

The Fallen Angels Foundation Website: Written by Shaun McLain 2012 http://ROWCD.webs.com

The Water Cure?

 

takingabathIs it possible that we are overlooking one of the most healing substances on the planet? We all know water is good for us as we are made mostly of water, but how many of us think of it as a valid medical treatment?

The Water Cure.

Though known throughout the world the “Water Cure” did not spread to America until 1850. For a few years it prospered greatly. Many physicians however seemed opposed to it as a remedy as it was practical and inexpensive and to their chagrin could be used in any home without a doctor.

Not surprisingly in 1870 a law was passed that prevented Water Cure practitioners from operating in NY State. Since at the time New York was the center of these and most medical treatments the practice was abandoned just about everywhere.

Some claimed that their water possessed miraculous healing powers, which was simply not true. The truth was that the use of pure clean water combined with proper diet, exercise, rest, recreation, pleasant surroundings and sunshine affects a cure.

Effects of Cold Water:
Prolonged exposure to cold depresses all of the normal physiological reactions in the body while short periods of time act as a general stimulant for vital functions.
This includes digestion, elimination, respiration, pulse rate, and muscle tone. Even the endocrine glands like the thyroid are stimulated to greater activity.
When drinking cold water: One effect is your body burns a few extra calories in order to raise it back up to 98.6 degrees and is also absorbed into the blood stream easier for quick hydration.

Effects of Hot Water:
Hot bath applications should be at or above 98 degrees. Hot water causes increased circulation. A full hot bath can cause increased pulse rate. A bath given from 106 to 108 degrees will increase heart rate to 120 beats per minute. A bath even hotter, up to 112 degrees will raise the pulse up to 150 beats per minute. When doing very hot baths place an ice pack over the heart and a cold cloth on the head to avert fainting or dizziness. At the end of a hot bath always rinse with cooler water to close the pores of the skin. This will help you not to catch a chill when cooling down.
When drinking hot water: Your body temperature increases slightly. Your body will regulate by sweating to cool down. This helps to rid you of toxins and purify the blood.

Effects of Warm Water:

The temperature of a warm bath is between 92 and 98 degrees. Blood pressure is decreased with warm water. Warm baths are mild and soothing.

Waters Effect on Sickness –

Sedative – A warm bath relaxes and soothes and helps promote restful sleep without the side effects of medications.

Antipyretic – There is no drug that can reduce the body temperature more quickly than a cool or cold bath.

Analgesic – Hot water always gives pain relief.

Anticonvulsant – Warm to hot water is unrivaled at relaxing muscle spasms.

Astringent – Cold water stops hemorrhaging – this is why when you cut yourself they say to run it under cold water, it is not just to clean it out.

Laxative – Water is natures laxative.

Stimulant – A short hot bath (5 minutes or less) is a very effective stimulant increasing pulse rate and circulation.

Derivative – Method of removing blood from one part by increasing it in another.

Diuretic – the more water you drink, the more urine will be produced.

Expectorant – hot water applied to the chest loosens phlegm to be coughed up.

Anesthetic – Prolonged local use (such as an ice pack) causes numbness.

*You can also add fresh flowers, herbs and essential oils to hot baths for added healing benefits. We have all seen luxurious baths in the movies where the tub is filled with rose petals. Not only is it a stunning visual effect, rose oil, which is released from the petals with heating, has been shown to help heal stretch marks, soothe skin and help heal scarring as well as work wonders on skin exposed to poison ivy. Please check each herb and flower individually to make sure it is safe before adding to bath water.

Hydrotherapy is not a cure all but no other method is as inexpensive and potentially successful. It is not instant often requiring repeated application and many of us are used to the quick paced mentality of “just take a pill” lots of us are waking up to the realization that taking prescription and over the counter medication for everything often leads to a host of unwanted side effects along with in some cases possibility of addiction and dependence as well as body toxicity which can in turn lead to other illnesses over time.

There is no downside to trying hydrotherapy. It’s cheap, effective and has no side effects.

Author: Sarah J. Barendse www.hcbl.com/blog & HCBL.com

Source: Back to Eden, Jethro Kloss

 

Doctor Cures Her “Incurable” Multiple Sclerosis With Diet Alone

Dr. Terry WahlsDr. Terry Wahls learned how to reverse her accelerating multiple sclerosis using an evidence-based, functional medical approach that focused on nutrition alone. Using lessons she learned at the sub-cellular level, she used diet alone to cure her MS and get out of her wheelchair.

Let food by thy medicine, and medicine by thy food – Hippocrates

Our society has become so dependant on pharmaceutical drugs that we rarely contemplate healing through natural nutrients. I am a big believer that diet and state of consciousness is capable of curing any ailment in the human body. Unfortunately our medical industry spends very little time emphasizing the importance of diet, and spends a great deal of time pushing prescription medicine. Our medical research rarely studies the healing properties certain foods can have on the body and specific diseases. A plant-based diet alone can prevent over 60 % chronic disease deaths, you can read more about that here.  We are seeing more people opt out of conventional medical treatments that have the potential to be harmful in order to experiment with more natural approaches. A man with stage 3 colon cancer recently refused chemotherapy and cured himself with a vegan diet. You can read more about that here. It’s important to look multiple medicinal techniques, rather than focus on manufactured medicine alone. The problem is there is so much emphasis on drugs that it’s almost as if it’s considered  the only option. That couldn’t be further from the truth.

Dr. Terry Wahls shared her story and the science behind it at a TED talk. It’s a great example of how food and diet plays a critical role with regards to certain ailments, and overall health. The human race has been subject to a great deal of misinformation when it comes to food. We are made to believe that certain substances are healthy for us when they’re not. A fruit and vegetable diet alone in the eyes of many would have us lacking in nutrients, this simply isn’t the case. Today, our food is littered with unhealthy chemicals and additives that have shown to be detrimental to human health. In the end, it’s all about making better choices in your life, and not believing things blindly without questioning them.

For more research related to multiple sclerosis, please click here

The Role Of Pathogens In The Development Of Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

Published July 9 2013

Although most people with Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis have a genetic predisposition, there are numerous factors which can trigger an autoimmune response.  Some of these factors include chronic stress, leaky gut syndrome, and environmental toxins.  But how about pathogens?  Numerous studies suggest that viruses, bacteria, and other pathogens can lead to the development of an autoimmune condition (1) (2).

But how do pathogens specifically trigger an autoimmune response?  The exact mechanism still isn’t completely known, and I’m not going to get into too many specifics with regards to this, but essentially what happens is that the immune system responds by producing type 1 interferons and pro-inflammatory cytokines, which are directed at the pathogen.  In addition, something called pattern recognition receptors (PRR) are triggered, which recognize a large number of molecular patterns present in bacteria, viruses, and fungi (3).  This results in T-cell and B-cell activation (3), and can ultimately result in an autoimmune response.

There is also the concept of molecular mimicry.  What this essential means is that some bacteria and viruses have amino acid sequences that are the same as humans.  As a result, when a human is exposed to such a pathogen, the immune system not only will attack the pathogen, but since the pathogen has the same amino acid sequence as the human tissues, the immune system will also target the body tissues of the human, causing inflammation, and potentially triggering an autoimmune response.  In addition, the viral or microbial infection that triggers the autoimmune response may not be present by the time overt disease develops (4).

Which Pathogens Can Lead To An Autoimmune Thyroid Condition?

There are numerous pathogens which can lead to the development of Graves’ Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  I’m not going to list all of them here, but I’m going to talk about some of the more common ones.

Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is caused by a bacteria known as Borrelia burgdorferi, and is usually transmitted through the bite of a tick.  I actually have written an article entitled “Is There A Connection Between Lyme Disease And Thyroid Disease?“  There is some evidence that Borrelia burgdorferi may be involved in the pathogenesis of autoimmune thyroid disease (5).

Hepatitis C. Hepatitis C is a virus which leads to inflammation of the liver.  This is transmitted through the blood, and some of the symptoms include abdominal pain and swelling, pale stools, dark urine, fatigue, fever, and jaundice (6).  Hepatitis C is usually detected through the blood, and conventional treatment methods consist of antiviral drugs.  Some studies have shown that Hepatitis C can lead to the development of Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (7) (8).

Yersinia enterocolitica. Yersinia enterocolitica is a bacteria that can lead to numerous problems, such as enterocolitis, acute diarrhea, and pseudoappendicitis.  The best way to test for this is through the stool.  Conventional medical treatment consists of certain medications, such as aminoglycosides and tetracyclines.  There is evidence that Yersinia enterocolitica might play a role in the pathogenesis of Graves’ Disease (9) (10)(11).  However, there doesn’t seem to be any studies correlating Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis with this pathogen.

H. Pylori. This is an infection in the stomach, and although studies seem to link H. Pylori with Graves’ Disease (12) (13), I have seen this condition in both people with Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  H. Pylori can interfere with the production of stomach acid, which in turn will cause problems with digestion.  There are numerous methods of testing for H. Pylori, as there’s a breath test, although you can also test through the blood, saliva, or stool.  I have written a separate article entitled “Why Is H. Pylori More Prevalent In Autoimmune Thyroid Conditions.”

Epstein-Barr Virus. Infection with Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) is common, as it is very contagious, and usually does not trigger an autoimmune response.  With that being said, some studies have correlated EBV with both Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis (14) (15) (16).  EBV is linked to infectious mononucleosis, and common symptoms include fever, sore throat, and swollen lymph glands.  It is tested for through the blood.

Cytomegalovirus. Cytomegalovirus is a type of herpes virus, and is related to the viruses that cause chickenpox and infectious mononucleosis. It is detected through the blood, and many people remain asymptomatic when they get infected with this virus.  Most of the time treatment isn’t necessary, although some doctors will prescribe antiviral medication.

Cytomegalovirus is linked to certain autoimmune conditions (17).  One study showed that cytomegalovirus, along with some other pathogens, may be involved in the pathogenesis of Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Graves’ Disease(18).  I also came across a separate study which linked Graves’ Disease to this viral infection (19).

Testing For Pathogens

Different pathogens will require different types of tests.  For example, Lyme Disease, Hepatitis C, Epstein Barr Virus, and cytomegalovirus are usually detected in the blood.  On the other hand, Yersinia enterocolitica is best detected in the stool.  There are numerous methods of testing for H. Pylori, as it could be tested through the blood, saliva, stool, and there is also a breath test, which is the most accurate method of testing for H. Pylori.

How Can You Eradicate These Pathogens?

If someone tests positive for any of these pathogens, then how can they be eradicated?  It can be challenging, and in many cases these pathogens can’t be completely eradicated.  For example, while an infection such as H. Pylori can be eradicated, if someone has a virus such as Epstein Barr, or if they have Borrelia burgdorferi, which once again is the pathogen associated with Lyme Disease, then these pathogens cannot be completely eradicated.  So in these cases the goal is to put them in a dormant state, and to help the person maintain their health so that they don’t cause any problems.

Although different pathogens might require different protocols, one’s diet usually plays an important role in restoring their health.  It’s important to eat a diet consisting mostly of whole foods, and ideally cut out the refined foods and sugars.  Some of the supplements and herbs which can help with numerous pathogens include the following:

Goldenseal.  This herb is used to help with inflammation and infection.  Its antibacterial activity has been attributed to its alkaloids, the most abundant which is berberine (20).  Several studies demonstrate how effective berberine is when it comes to certain infections (21) (22).

Oregano oil. Oregano oil can also help to eradicate certain pathogens, including fungal infections such as Candida(23) (24) and parasites (25)

Garlic.  Many people are aware that garlic has antimicrobial properties, and this is also backed up in research studies (26).  Numerous studies show that garlic can help with H. pylori (27) (28).  But garlic is also effective against other pathogens, and can be effective against those strains that have become resistant to antibiotics (28).  Another study showed that garlic can be effective with both gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (29)

Mastic Gum Numerous studies have shown that mastic gum can help to eradicate H. Pylori (30) (31).  So if someone has H. Pylori I will usually give them an herbal complex which includes mastic gum.

Yerba Mansa extract.  Yerba mansa is used as an antimicrobial, as well as to treat candida infections.

Cat’s Claw (Uncaria tomentosa).   Cat’s Claw has both immunomodulating, antimicrobial, and antiviral acitivities(32) (33).

Probiotics.  Probiotics can also play an important role in preventing and eradicating infections.  The lactobacilli and bifidobacteria are the most common probiotics, but Saccharomyces bouldardii can also help to eradicate certain infections, such as Clostridium difficile (34) and yeast infections (35) (36).

Caprylic Acid.  Caprylic Acid also has antimicrobial properties (37), especially against Streptococcus agalactiae, Streptococcus dysgalactiae, and Streptococcus uberis (38).  However, this can also be effective against other pathogens (39).

Pau D’ Arco (Tabebuia avellanedae).  For many decades, preparations made with this plant were used in South and North America as antineoplasic, antifungal, antiviral, antimicrobial, antiparasitical and anti-inflammatory treatment (40).

Colloidal Silver.  Colloidal silver is commonly used as an antimicrobial, although there is some controversy over this.  One study showed evidence that colloidal silver is a broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent against aerobic and anaerobic bacteria (41), while another study showed that colloidal silver didn’t have any antimicrobial effect in vitro on certain microorganisms (42).

Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).  Wormwood is commonly used by natural healthcare professionals in the treatment of parasites (43) (44).

As I mentioned before, some of these pathogens can be very challenging to eradicate.  For example, one of the more common pathogens I deal with is H. Pylori.  And while a natural treatment protocol can frequently help people with this infection, it usually takes a couple of months to accomplish this.  And sometimes the natural treatment methods aren’t potent enough to eradicate H. Pylori, which means that the person will need to be put on powerful antibiotics, which of course will further compromise the gut flora.  Lyme Disease is another pathogen that can be difficult to manage, and unlike H. Pylori, the goal isn’t necessarily to eradicate the infection, but instead the goal is to put it into a dormant state.

But while you can take certain supplements and herbs directed at the pathogen, perhaps the most important factor is to make sure you have a healthy immune system.  This by far is the best method of maintaining your health.  After all, we’re all going to be exposed to certain pathogens.  But if you have a healthy immune system then this will minimize your chances of getting one of these infections.  This isn’t always going to be the case, as if someone has a healthy immune system but gets bit by a tick then they still might develop Lyme Disease.  However, many infections can be prevented by having a healthy immune system.

In summary, certain pathogens can potentially trigger an autoimmune response, thus leading to the development of Graves’ Disease or Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.  And while natural treatment methods can frequently benefit people with these pathogens, it can be a challenge to restore someone’s health back to normal when it’s caused by a virus, bacteria, or another type of pathogen.  Eating well is of course important, and taking certain supplements and herbs can also help to eradicate certain pathogens.  But the best defense against developing an infection is to make sure you have a healthy immune system.

 

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Statin Use For 10 Years? Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer by over 200%!

I just watched the newest Oz movie, Oz the Great and Powerful.  I enjoyed it, as I love everything about the Wizard of Oz.  Watching that movie reminded me of what has happened in medicine.  In the movie, Oz figures out how to use his ‘magic’ to defeat the witches and win over the people.  How does he do it?  He accomplishes this feat through slight-of-hand.  He convinces the witches and the people of Oz that he is great and powerful by projecting a scary image of himself.  Remember, in the original Oz movie, it took Toto, the dog, to pull the Wizard’s curtain back to realize that he wasn’t scary —he was just a man trying to market himself as someone he wasn’t.  This brings us to the new, modern wizard of our times—it is the Big Pharma Cartel. They scare us by convincing us that we need to take their drugs, or else something bad will happen.  Let’s take the case of the statin drugs.

The ‘cholesterol = heart disease’ hypothesis has been around for over a hundred years, even though there is no proof that it is valid.  In the U.S., statin medications, such as Lipitor, Zocor, Mevacor, Crestor, Pravachol, and Vytorin, have been available for 26 years.  During this time they have become the most profitable drugs ever sold by the Big Pharma Cartel. The Big Pharma Cartel has scared Americans into thinking that if they don’t lower their cholesterol, they are a ticking time bomb that will eventually end with a fatal heart attack.  It is an amazing feat when you consider that these drugs have never been shown, in any individual who has not had a heart attack or stroke, to save lives, prolong lives, or reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack.  Also amazing, is the fact that, in men who have had a cardiac event (stroke or heart attack), the best this class of drugs has been shown to do is lower the risk of a non-fatal heart attack by approximately 1-5%(in the best of the studies that the Big Pharma Cartel have allowed to be published).

How about women?  Another amazing feat.  About 25% of U.S. women over the age of 45 currently take a statin medication even though statins, in women, have:

  • ·         NEVER been shown to prevent a fatal heart attack
  • ·         NEVER been shown to prolong lives

For women and the elderly, there is no indication, EVER, to take a statin medication.

It is more amazing when you consider that every cholesterol-lowering medication class has been shown to increase the rate of cancer.  Now, to be fair, there are studies which show that statins do not increase the risk of cancer, but they are all short-term studies.

A study, released today (July 5, 2013) reported that in women, current users of statins for 10 years or longer had a 83% increase risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and a 97% increase risk of invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast as compared to never users. (1)  Among women with high cholesterol levels, current users of statins for 10 years or longer had a 204% increase risk of invasive ductal carcinoma and a 243% increase risk of invasive lobular carcinoma as compared to never users.

Breast cancer is a plague affecting nearly one in seven U.S. women.  There are many, many studies showing a lowered cholesterol level increases the cancer risk.  It should come as no surprise that chemically lowering cholesterol levels will increase cancer rates.

Statin drugs should be pulled from the market place.  People do not have high cholesterol levels due to a ‘statin-deficiency syndrome’.  Elevated cholesterol levels can be managed through a holistic approach that focuses on diet, detoxification and nutritional supplementation.  More information about this holistic approach can be found in my book, Drugs That Don’t Work and Natural Therapies That Do.

Dr brownstein-holistic doctor.