Celery is a strongly alkaline food that helps to counteract acidosis, purify the bloodstream, aid in digestion, prevent migraines, relax the nerves, reduce blood pressure, and clear up skin problems. Celery contains compounds called coumarins which are known to enhance the activity of certain white blood cells and support the vascular system. Celery’s rich organic sodium content has the ability to dislodge calcium deposits from the joints and holds them in solution until they can be eliminated safely from the kidneys. Celery is a well known natural diuretic and has ample ability to flush toxins out of the body. Celery also has significant anti-inflammatory properties making it an essential food for those who suffer from auto-immune illnesses. It also contains significant amounts of calcium and silicon which can aid in the repair of damaged ligaments and bones. Celery is rich in vitamin A, magnesium, and iron which all help to nourish the blood and aid those suffering from rheumatism, high blood pressure, arthritis, and anemia. Fresh celery juice is one of the most powerful and healing juices one can drink. Just 16 oz of fresh celery juice a day can transform your health and digestion in as little as one week.
If we could see the mobile signals being sent and received from the hundreds of devices that surround us, they would cover us like a psychedelic patchwork quilt.
That’s according to the latest visualisations from U.S artist Nickolay Lamm.
Lamm worked with computer engineering professors in Illinois to learn how mobile networks and frequencies are distributed across U.S cities such as New York and Chicago.
The result is a colourful grid system that blankets buildings and famous landmarks, and in real-life would change and glow as the frequencies changed.
To plot the signals, Lamm consulted with Professor Danilo Erricolo, from the University of Illinois at Chicago and Professor Fran Harackiewicz, from Southern Illinois University Carbondaleegular.
Lamm began by dividing each city into a hexagonal grid, and the grid points were based on the location of mobile phone masts and base stations.
Lamm then used network operator data to work out which frequencies are emitted from which individual stations.
Each frequency was assigned a colour, and the higher the number of users in that location, using that frequency, the larger the block of colour. Where multiple signals were sent, the colours were combined.
The channel combinations shown are not static, but rather change rapidly in time as different users are assigned different channels,’ explained Lamm.
‘If you were to take a photo of these rapid changes, you’d likely see a wide array of colours as seen in the illustration.’
In the city centres, Lamm deliberately made the hexagons smaller to account for the increased number of residents, and therefore the increased number of signals and frequencies need to serve them.
Lamm’s other images show how the signals would look if users were stood in front of Capitol Hill or the Herbert C Hoover building in Washington.
The project was a follow-up to Lamm’s Wi-fi visualisations released last year which depicted the shape of the Wi-Fi signals. Different colours were used to distinguish the different sub channels.
In these images, Lamm worked with former Nasa astrobiologist M. Browning Vogel to learn how the networks move.
The designs were then based on coverage data taken from around the U.S Congress and The National Mall in Washington.
Each picture shows a familiar Washington landmark surrounded by Wi-Fi channels represented as different colours, as ‘interlocking bubbles’.
Lamm then added a hazy effect to areas of the signal broken by a tree, landmark or other obstacle.
© Nickolay Lamm
Wi-Fi uses the radio frequency band of the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and microwaves. According to Ofcom, the UK will have a severe shortage of airwaves used for WiFi by 2020
I have an entirely different view about “getting kids to eat their vegetables”, than this article is promoting. First, we need to be empowered, not manipulated – especially the “kids”, who in many cases know a LOT more than their parents! Second, it’s no surprise that intuitively, kids don’t want to put lifeless, poison-coated, GMO grown dying vegetables into their bodies, “the temple”, since all things commune/communicate prior to and during consumption. It’s a FACT that most vegetables are grown on land that was depleted from nutrients and phytonutrients decades ago, no crop rotation and no “recognition” of the truth that the soil is also a vital component – living organisms, that needs to be cultivated with respect and care. When machines run rampant over the soil, which to corporate “farmers” (armchair executives) is only needed to get the plants sold and into market. Food is not respected, it’s sprayed with chemicals to make the plants LOOK or appear to be healthy, but no substance, and then sprayed with POISONS to kill weeds, insects, etc. Then, “commodities” are traded on Wall Street. What do you expect to get from it?
You get what you put into it.
The weeds, insects and soil are alive and have a spirit or essence of their own, which is not yet recognized by sleeping people, who only care about quantity and stock options. Without that basic respect and acknowledgment, dead people grow dead food for zombies at supermarket “chains”. The chains are to keep the prisoners in by marketing techniques: hurry now, while supplies last; 20% off on all junk foods (smaller packages). So, don’t tell me that kids don’t SENSE that the poor excuses for food on their plates is simply dead and should be buried and eulogized! Take it outside and have a funeral.
Now, let’s talk about the “fun” in things: Vegetables that are nourished with LOVE, TALK to you! It’s actually FUN to wash them, handle their bodies and commune while prepping. Many a carrot has amused me with their delightful images and fun banter! This is what “KIDS” (pseudo-adults looking down on intelligent souls in younger bodies!) KNOW. They want to PLAY with their food, because it’s NATURAL. C’mon, folks, everything is alive and has a spirit, a deva, a life force and a personality. We’re supposed to play with our food, out of love and our natural ability to commune! Have we all gotten so jaded that we’ve forgotten our childlike natures, fun spirit and playfulness?
So this cr*p about following 14 RULES and then passing that onto your curious living children is ridiculous. Some of it is okay, but we’re creating prisons of ourselves and of future generations, by not honoring the life force in all things. The bottom line: when I was a “kid”, under the age of 11, my grandparents, who came to California in a covered wagon from Kansas, had an incredible small ranch. I was encouraged to work digging, planting seeds, hoeing, watering and eventually harvesting the food. There were also fruit trees of all sorts, luscious and laden with peaches, apricots, pears, persimmons and avocados that were SO drippingly delicious, flavorful and SWEET, not to mention plentiful, that I would stand there and eat them until full. Much of the “bounty” would fall off and rot to feed the soil and tree.
No communing with nature whatsoever. No thankfulness or care.
Then, these plants are forced to grow with more chemicals and given just enough artificial nutrients to make them appear real. They’re picked GREEN, not fully ripe and flavorful, because they never DO get flavorful without the subtle elements and phytonutrients from living soil. With me yet? Then, they are processed via machines, irradiated by machines, shlepped around like some kind of burden to be carried and a feeble attempt is made at the stores, once they get out of the boxes, to “fluff em up”. Since you can’t really do that, the lights are dimmed so you can’t tell how sad, lifeless and gray they look. If each family or even one family member grew even a TINY bit, the world’s food problems would be solved and nutritious, tasty foods would be the result.
Then, we buy “growceries”, take them home and in a huge rush, since numerous “jobs” are necessary to stay alive, they are NUKED in microwaves which kills the very last bit of life left. And then, a “True Activist” is telling us how we should shovel them down kid’s throats by manipulation, coercion and lies. Yeah, right. I think the person who wrote this article, Amanda Froelich, needs to take a long look at what she’s “selling us” and start communing with nature to see what’s really going on. This is NOT my kind of “activism”, though I’m sure Amanda has the best of intentions. This is why we must THINK for our SELVES. And the first thing to know is that all life is sacred and communicates, even if you think it’s “nutty” that a vegetable may be smarter than the cook! Respect your kids and give them food that’s delicious – problem solved.
I had thought that the picture showed a kid barbecuing chicken, but it’s eggplant. That doesn’t change the fact that chicken is fed GMO food, hormones, antibiotics, stripped of feathers with foam that suffocates, which allows the label of “organic”? Do you know that corporations are busy trying to figure out how to grow chickens without feathers and cattle without legs? Don’t get me started…
(Excerpt from: Sacred Sexuality–A Manual for Living Bliss by: Michael Mirdad)
The model of modern sacred sexuality has the same theme, or goal, as its predecessors, but with two primary differences. First, today’s arts of sacred sex are a melting pot, or synthesis, of the more ancient practices. Second, because of the prevalence of sexual abuse and generations of sexual repression, the future for practicing true sacred sexuality includes a greater emphasis on sexual issues and healing. This healing is necessary to make room within a person’s being for a greater quantity and higher quality of energetic ecstasy.
In an age when people believe that “more is better,” it’s no wonder men and women obsess over shallow levels of sexual relations and feel pressured to have orgasms, or even multiple orgasms. Yet, people actually need to move in the opposite direction–slow down, relax, and heal the inhibitions, fears, and traumas causing the constrictions that prevent the fullest release and best experience possible. To experience the most profound levels of sexual ecstasy, the practitioner must be willing to release, even if only temporarily, the drive for explosive orgasms and surrender to a quest for self-discovery and healing.
Additionally, in modern times, with so much information available on sexuality, there is a growing eclectic approach to sacred sex. People are able to pick and choose the best from all of the ancient arts of sexuality. There is also a growing use of the sexual arts for healing, especially for issues like sexual abuse. Consequently, as people heal, they begin to experience themselves and others differently.
The sexual healing process involves learning the difference between healthy (spiritually-centered) and unhealthy (ego-centered) sexual encounters. For example, there are numerous characteristics that differentiate an ego-centered encounter from a sacred sexual one. The former involves a search for pleasure and the fulfillment of a sense of lack, while the latter is based on sharing of expansiveness, freedom, and unconditional love. The ego-centered encounter involves judgment, control, and selfish agendas. It’s motivated by the need to capture and possess a desired person (or object) who eventually becomes unfulfilling, which leads to the search for yet another person (or object). However, in a spiritual encounter, all relationships are seen as mirrors of the self, while the heart remains open to freely express and receive love without possessiveness. This freedom creates a feeling of inner peace and fills the body with trembling vibrations or waves of energy. Ultimately, each new (spiritually focused) sexual encounter is a fresh and loving experience that reflects the presence of the whole universe.
“Love is the secret key; it opens the door to the divine. Laugh, love, be alive, dance, sing, become a hollow bamboo and let His song flow through you.”
–Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Although no single set of guidelines for practicing sacred sexuality is right for everyone, some common principles include the following:
1. Sex is one of the most powerful manifestations of intimacy and love.
2. The most profound experience of sex begins with individual self-awareness and healing.
3. Safety is a crucial part of an intimate, ecstatic experience.
4. Foreplay is an important part of intimacy and should begin with an awareness of your partner’s body and needs.
5. Sacred sexuality means paying more attention to prayer, meditation, environment, aromas, music, breathing, clothing, and intimate contact (smiling, kissing, gazing, biting, tickling, and touching).
6. Sex is not the goal in sacred sexuality–love is!
7. Orgasms are not the goal of sacred sex, so relax and enjoy all feelings.
8. Sacred sexuality can enhance all sensations, including orgasms.
9. When approaching an orgasm, you can choose to experience various levels of ecstatic release. There are physical orgasms (e-jaculations) and energetic orgasms (in-jaculations), as well as emotional, mental, and soul-level (total-being) orgasms.
Most sex therapists are trained counselors specializing in human sexuality and are not “sex surrogates,” which is another field of sexual healing. Nevertheless, because sex therapy involves a subject with such fear-based stigma, it bares the burden of controversy. For some people, sex therapy can be an invaluable way of accessing and dealing with sexual issues–potentially to a point of resolution.
A sex therapist is also an educator who is usually well informed on the subject of human sexuality. The treatment routine varies from person to person but generally includes education concerning human sexuality, as well as specific sexual exercises recommended as homework. The education and exercises are prescribed to the client and partner (if applicable) to help them reprogram their minds and bodies concerning the subject of sexuality.
Sex therapy is often sought out by individuals who suffer from such forms of sexual dysfunction as addiction and inhibitions. It is also sought out to resolve sexual issues between partners. The most common themes addressed in sex therapy are the lack of sexual arousal, the inability to reach orgasm, and the inability to orgasm during intercourse.
To treat a lack of arousal, the sex therapist usually first prescribes specific techniques for awakening the body using energy massages with as little sexual contact as possible. Then, therapy progresses to contact exercises that stimulate the entire body with touch, kisses, and massage, while focusing on each of the sensations experienced. This phase can progress to playful genital contact, but without pressure to go further. When the client is ready, he or she is urged to practice oral pleasuring to whatever degree is acceptable. The goal is to allow any fears or inhibitions to surface and pass or be re-programmed. Eventually, the client is urged to attempt intercourse with their partner, even if in limited stages.
To treat a client who is unable to have an orgasm, the sex therapist attempts to remove the client’s tendency to unconsciously override the orgasmic reflex. Therapy includes accessing whatever issues are causing the mind to shut down the body’s response. The treatment for such orgasmic dysfunctions includes teaching the client to relax as much as possible during sex and to recognize subtle signs of pre-orgasm. The client is urged to become aware of his or her responses if and when orgasmic sensations arise. For example, he or she might experience a tensing of muscles, a desire to leave the body, feelings of fear, and/or physical discomfort. Once these bodily clues are revealed, the therapist has a map of the terrain that needs to be explored, which is why sex therapy so often produces positive results.
As previously mentioned, sexual therapy is a valid technique for healing sexually related issues. However, it is but the first in at least three forms of sexual healing.
All forms of sexual healing are effective for balancing and healing the “root chakra” or pelvic region–areas that often hold sexual shame. Yet, despite the success of all types of sexual healing, some styles (such as sex surrogates) are still frowned upon by many so-called “open-minded” healers and therapists. Therefore, getting hands-on assistance with these kinds of issues is relatively difficult, since there are very few therapists who are trained in this field and are willing to enter the realm of one of humanity’s greatest taboos.
In most cases, there are three phases of sexual healing, which should follow this order:
1) Sex Therapy (counseling)
2) Contact (hands-on) Therapy
3) Sacred Sexuality (such as Tantra).
As mentioned, the most widely accepted form of sexual healing is the first phase–sex therapy–that actually resembles psychotherapy and mostly involves conversation, exercises and homework related to the client’s particular sexual issues.
The second phase of sexual healing is a more radical stage, which includes the hands-on approach of sex surrogates. Sex surrogates are usually not licensed and are rarely acknowledged and accepted by the more mainstream professionals. Nevertheless, they play a potentially valid role in the goal of sexual healing. A trained sex therapist might verbally teach a man who suffers from premature ejaculation how to deal with the fears that lead to this problem. A sexual surrogate, on the other hand, might work with a man who suffers from premature ejaculation and show him how to prevent this problem by learning specific techniques while having sex with the therapist or surrogate. Both systems are valuable and effective, but merely take different approaches. Although it’s often the case that the latter approach can lead to quicker breakthroughs, it can also stray into dangerous terrain when there may be unknown, underlying problems that a trained counselor is more prepared to deal with.
If there is any concern about potential sexual issues, inhibitions and/or abuse, the counseling phase should be experienced first. Then, the individual should move into the second, or contact phase, which might include physical bodywork, sensual massage, and even exercises in arousal.
The third phase of sexual healing is the practice of some type of sacred sexuality. Although many individuals might prefer to jump right into the third form of sexual healing (such as Tantra), which could be seen as the blissful phase arising from having done thorough work in the other two stages, it’s best to experience the initial two stages of sexual healing first. The initial steps of healing should reveal any personal issues concerning sexuality that need to be addressed, which, if ignored, could trigger greater trauma.
These various forms of sexual healing are not as rare as might be imagined. Sexual healing can be defined as “awakening a person’s desire to feel alive and/or awakening the sensual self, but without the usual shame or hidden agendas.” On a smaller scale, it’s similar to a healer or therapist who offers a client unconditional love and acceptance, activating a deep potential for healing. It’s also similar to performing a “random act of kindness” and not being attached to the outcome. In a broad sense, you offer a type of sexual healing whenever you give a compliment or appreciate someone’s value, because in all such cases you are assisting to activate a person’s will to live–potentially blissfully.
Sexual healing can assist to release trauma, restore normal sexual functions, and release unhealthy inhibitions and shame. It can also encourage self-esteem, and awaken unconditional love and self-worth–physically, emotionally, and spiritually. As we individually heal these restricting issues, we do so for all humanity.
Ultimately, if a person can find the courage to walk through the gauntlet of sexual healing, the rewards are countless and far-reaching. While the time it takes to heal varies for each person, the ultimate goal for all of us is to experience and integrate (1) a union with God, (2) a union within our own being (mind, body, and soul), and (3) potentially a union with partners.
The Role of a Sexual Partner, Healer or Therapist
Who facilitates sexual healing? There are counselors who specialize in this field, as well as individuals who have studied the arts of sacred sexuality. The latter group has much to offer, but a background in the psychology of trauma is highly recommended. Additionally, a friend or partner can learn some of the exercises to assist in facilitating the healing process.
There are, nonetheless, some hazards and potential pitfalls in having a friend or partner acting as the healer, rather than a therapist. If things go well, the healer often becomes the object of “transference.” In this case, the client believes his or her newfound awakening is inseparably attached to the healer. On the other hand, if deep wounds are awakened, and a friend or partner is assisting the healing process, then the recipient of sexual therapy might “project” some of the hurt and rage onto the loved one. This, of course, could ruin their relationship. It is also possible to have a mixture of transference and projection.
There are precautions that can be taken to avoid the inherent pitfalls of sexual therapy. Yet, with such a taboo subject embodying so many deep issues, there are no guarantees of avoiding transference and projection. In fact, in the practice of Tantra, it’s often expected that a student will become attracted (if not attached) to the teacher. This attraction is seen as a natural part of a student’s awakening process. If treated responsibly by both parties, it can become a valuable tool to deepen their mutual vulnerability and trust.
For sexuality to reach a level worthy of being called sacred, it takes the cooperation of healthy and aware partners and healers. This healthy attitude includes unconditional love and the willingness to understand (without judging) the need for sexual healing. In other words, partners and healers must maintain an open mind and heart. Furthermore, they must develop specific skills and learn the necessary exercises for their roles as partners, healers, or therapists. Their knowledge must include (esoteric and exoteric) anatomy and physiology. Last, but not least, for partners or healers to be truly effective, they must have clear boundaries and their personal needs and issues healed (or healing).
Things A Partner Or Sexual Healer Should Avoid
1. Making sex (in any form) the goal of encounters.
2. Making orgasms the goal of sexual encounters.
3. Ignoring the needs of a partner or client.
4. Ignoring the issues, inhibitions, and tensions of a partner or client.
5. Disconnecting or losing the ability to remain present with a partner or client.
Sexual Healing Techniques
All trauma seeks a home or hideout somewhere in the body. When it does so, it wraps itself in muscle tissue and makes itself cozy-hoping never to be found which is unlikely since it will inevitably cause discomfort. These same traumas also get lodged in the body in other ways. For example, the energy of the trauma stores in the energy field, while emotions related to such trauma store in the emotional body. In any case, something painful and foreign to the body and soul gets locked in. Sometimes these hurts begin to fester. Other times, they tend to go numb. Still other times the pain remains completely present and tender to the touch. Finally, at other times, the pain remains present but places muscular armor around itself. In such circumstances, the armor can be lovingly touched and gradually broken down. Of course, this means that eventually there can be a sudden awakening of pain in the tissue. When this occurs during a sexual healing massage, back off slightly and rub gently, vibrate your finger or hold it completely still until it feels appropriate to move in again for more healing massage, which sometimes has to wait for another day. Many individuals have sexual inhibitions or dysfunctions that include difficulty reaching an orgasm through intercourse alone. Sacred sexuality can be useful for healing such issues. Although sexual healing may not be the primary focus of the sexual experience, sexual issues of repression or trauma can be brought to the lovemaking session and patiently addressed.
All such repressed or stored trauma can have an effect on a person’s health and sexuality. The aftermath of sexual trauma can impact the psyche in such a way that it prevents a person from letting go and experiencing true orgasm. Stored trauma also results in a lack of trust, and of course, this absence of trust makes the experience of sacred sexuality impossible. The more often a woman has intercourse without taking the time to go through her natural stages of arousal and preparation, the thicker the tissue within her yoni becomes, thus decreasing her sensitivity. Furthermore, when she moves her pelvis too much, she unconsciously tightens her pelvic and vaginal muscles, which, once again, creates an unhealthy patterning in her sexual anatomy. Ironically, a woman may think she is sexually healthy and responsive to stimulation, but sometimes her arousal does not result from sexual health and vitality. Rather, it results from her sexual anatomy becoming hardened and giving off false signs of arousal.
The male lingam can also become traumatized from physical and sexual abuse, as well as from excessive masturbation. For example, if a man gets used to quick ejaculations from fast-paced masturbation, he can become premature in his ejaculations. Excessive masturbation might also make his lingam numb to pleasuring by a partner. The release of repressed pain from trauma often results in the ability to experience deeper forms of orgasm. However, it is not wise to expect such results, especially when sexual touching is for healing purposes.
When you give healing massage to the genitals or an adjacent region, remind your partner to breathe deeply. While you are massaging, don’t be surprised if you discover points of discomfort. As you hold and rub these tender regions, make sure to remain connected with your partner. Avoid sudden movements that may startle or harm your partner. Instead, move slowly.
The primary purpose for yoni (vaginal) and G-spot massage is to access and release any unhealthy feelings or cellular memories resulting from sexual trauma. Remember, sexual trauma can take the form of rape, molestation or shaming from others. Sexual trauma can also result from having sex without a loving connection with the other person involved. Cellular memories of such events are stored in the body’s tissue and, if left unhealed, affect a person’s health, vitality, and sexual response. Yoni massage is one of the best methods of releasing such trauma. A woman can do this massage for herself, or she can have a partner, friend or properly trained healer assist her. Whoever is chosen, it must be understood that yoni healing massage should not be done in conjunction with or prior to intercourse. The traumatized cells within the yoni need time to rest and reprogram. Therefore, the time after healing work is best spent meditating and connecting.
The Future of Sacred Sexuality
As humanity moves beyond the dogmas and stigmas that keep people imprisoned in a fear-based past, especially regarding sex, the human race will obtain a level of freedom rarely imagined. This vision of responsible love and uninhibited freedom will one day manifest for all people. This vision is at the heart of all religions and philosophies–even if they do not yet realize it. They all have the same underlying goal of returning to the All. The major difference between these various thought systems, though, is the form the journey takes. Nevertheless, out of this journey will arise a world of greater acceptance, one that honors and embraces the sacredness in all things–including sexuality.
A group of fired-up activists in Portland, Ore., who were tired of seeing homeless people being mistreated staged the kind of protest that will be difficult for the mayor to ignore.
An estimated 4,000 people sleep on the streets of Portland, Ore., on any given night and, since last summer, life has become increasingly difficult for them.
So, a group of protesters descended upon Portland City Hall on Tuesday night carrying pitchforks and torches to “shame the mayor into action,” organizer Jessie Sponberg told The Oregonian.
Portland appears to be gearing up to revive a bill that would allow police to rouse homeless people sitting on sidewalks, The Oregonian reported at the end of last year. In July, Mayor Charlie Hales launched an effort to clear out homeless campsites, according to the Portland Mercury.
Sweeping campsites often exacerbates the situation for people living on the streets because the police discard homeless people’s few possessions, which may include their only warm clothing and blankets, advocates noted in a Change.org petition.
But Hales told The Oregonian in August that he plans on balancing the crackdown on homeless camps with increasing funding for overnight shelters. But he didn’t commit to a spending figure.
“This is not about homelessness,” the mayor told the paper about the anti-camping law. “It’s about lawlessness.”
Hordes of advocates have continued to voice their concerns about the extensive measures, but Film the Police Portland — a grassroots advocacy group — took their protest beyond just handing out petitions.
The group of about 50 protesters set up shop at City Hall on Tuesday, waving pitchforks and torches. They turned the surrounding gardens into a cemetery scene to signify the number of homeless people who have frozen to death, Sponberg wrote on his Facebook page.
They said they hope their efforts will urge Mayor Hales to stop criminalizing homelessness.
“You know, the cops are out there sweeping out these camps. Destroying the closest thing to a normal life that these people have managed to carve out in this crazy world,” Sponberg wrote. “Throwing everything they have into the garbage. And it’s not that the cops are doing this because they are jerks. They may be jerks, but they get a pass on this one. In this case they are just doing their jobs, following city policy, as per established by Mayor Hales.”
Studies show how people suffering from cancerous tumors due to malnutrition and cachexia (high levels of inflammatory cytokines in their cells which causes weakening or severe illness) responded exceptionally well to treatment with naringin, a compound found in grapefruit. While laboratory animals have been tested most prominently for their response to naringin, there are hundreds of other studies carried out on people, as well. In many of these studies ‘complete tumor regression’ ensued.
In one instance, women suffering from cervical cancer who used naringin experienced a ‘marked ability to inhibit preclinical models of epithelial cancer cell growth and tumor formation.” In other studies, naringin caused apoptosis (suicide) of cancerous cells. Naringin is both a chemopreventative substance and anti-carcinogenic. Specifically, SiHa cancer cells were affected by this citrus compound:
“Naringin showed a 50% inhibition of SiHa human cervical cancer cells at a concentration of 750μM. SiHa cells exhibited apoptotic cell death, intranucleosomal DNA fragmentation, morphological changes and decline in the mitochondrial transmembrane potential. “
Furthermore, utilizing naringin in these patients, an increased expression of caspases, p53 and Bax, a death receptor and adaptor protein which help to cause cancerous cell death, were increased. This means that naringin works by both inhibiting cancerous cell formation through mitochondrial pathways and through increasing death-receptor pathways.
When naringin was administered to help women suffering from breast cancer, it inhibited cancerous cell proliferation and also induced apoptosis in TMBC cells (cancerous cells). Breast cancer cell lines were destroyed and could not re-establish as a full-fledged tumor. Interestingly, many women develop breast cancer as a result of being exposed to radiation in mammography and chemotherapy, but naringin even protects against radiation-induced chromosome damage.
What’s more, naringin acts as a free-radical scavenger, namely through its antioxidant activity. And since free radicals are part of what causes cellular DNA damage, and the formation of aberrant chromosomes which often lead to cancer and other diseases, naringin is also a protector of healthy cells in the body. It is through this activity that naringin can protect us against radiation-induced free-radicals. Mice treated with naringin in lab prior to being exposed to unhealhty levels of radiation showed fewer chromosomatic breaks, centric rings, and aberrations – all precursors of cancerous cell growth, and chromosomal DNA damage.
While the exact dose of grapefruit naringin to be administered in humans for the most efficacious results has yet to be studied, we can be sure that this citrus flavanoid shows great promise in reducing both cervical and breast cancers, and possibly others.
Years pass by and our kidneys are filtering the blood by removing salt, poison and any unwanted entering our body. With time, the salt accumulates and this needs to undergo cleaning treatments and how are we going to overcome this?
It is very easy, first take a bunch of parsley or Cilantro ( Coriander Leaves ) and wash it clean.
Then cut it in small pieces and put it in a pot and pour clean water and boil it for ten minutes and let it cool down and then filter it and pour in a clean bottle and keep it inside refrigerator to cool.
Drink one glass daily and you will notice all salt and other accumulated poison coming out of your kidney by urination also you will be able to notice the difference which you never felt before.
Parsley and cilantro (coriander) are known as best cleaning treatment for kidneys and it is natural!
Both have similar impact but Parsley is preferred choice. Difference between Parsely and Cilandro. Parsely doesn’t have the smell whereas cilandro (Dhaniya Leaves) Smell. Parsely is used in Salads. Both leaves look similar to each other but by close observation, you can notice both are different.
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Sedgwick, Maine, the first town in the US to legalize any kind of food transaction as free and legal in order to keep the right to produce raw milk, organic produce, free-range eggs, and more, is revolutionizing the way America keeps its food rights – including saying no to GMOs. In other words, it is the first town to declare food sovereignty while opposing both state and federal laws.
The town has passed an ordinance (PDF) that protects citizens’ rights to “produce, sell, purchase, and consume any food of their choosing.” The ordinance laughs in the face of FDA regulations and their hodge-podge way of giving food a rubber stamp of approval, especially GMO. Three additional towns in Maine are expected to pass similar ordinances as well.
The move is somewhat similar to a move one England town made, where the citizens transformed their entire town’s landscape into a giant food-producing garden. Both are great examples of moving toward food sovereignty.
It isn’t just a declaration on the whim of a few city council members. There is a warrant added: “It shall be unlawful for any law or regulation adopted by the state or federal government to interfere with the rights recognized by this Ordinance.” This means that federal interference is prohibited in our food supply – at least in Maine. If you can’t get Monsanto out of the government, take the government out of your food. It’s a brilliant way around the convoluted system now in place that almost gave Monsanto the right to be exempt from federal prosecution for its poison food and which tries to hoist it upon the whole Nation without consent.
David Gumpert reports:
What about potential legal liability and state or federal inspections? It’s all up to the seller and buyer to negotiate. “Patrons purchasing food for home consumption may enter into private agreements with those producers or processors of local foods to waive any liability for the consumption of that food. Producers or processors of local foods shall be exempt from licensure and inspection requirements for that food as long as those agreements are in effect.” Imagine that — buyer and seller can agree to cut out the lawyers. That’s almost un-American, isn’t it?
A simple seller and buyer agreement is entered into where federal regulations can be bypassed by the seller agreeing to consume food grown by their neighbors organically in their garden or by the farm up the street with their own hormone-free dairy cows that customers have known for decades. It takes the feds and their dirty Monsanto money right out of the game. It is commercially grown food that is killing us all, after all – not locally grown food.
For those with their heads in a noodle about bypassing federal laws, the citizens of Maine have stated, “We the radicals who concocted this mutinous act of infamy believe that according to the Home Rule provisions of our State Constitution, the citizens of Sedgwick have the right to enact an ordinance that is “local and municipal in character.”
In Maine, citizens can take advantage of local bounty, seasonal organic crops, and the good-old-fashioned way we used to produce food without Big Ag and commercial interference. Rural America is putting the big city budget of Monsanto to shame with this innovative way of taking down the monopolizing food giant. It’s about time ‘radicals’ in every small town across this nation did the same.
Additional Sources: Sedgwick Maine (PDF)
By Lana Lokteff | Red Ice Creations
Humanity needs sleep and we quickly realize how much we need it after a night of no sleep. Sleep is vital for health, mood, memory, better thinking, stronger immunity, weight, sex and stress.
Dreams are also important to allow our subconscious to express. Science is now uncovering that dreams play a central role in our emotional health, psychological health, our memory, our learning and as a way to help us to find solutions to our problems. If we are seriously sleep deprived, we actually start to dream while awake.
Sleep also may help the human brain get better organized by filing away important memories and discarding unwanted information.
Scientists at the University of Rochester have found one of the reasons our brain needs sleep to survive. Turns out, when we sleep, our brain takes that time to clean out the build-up of brain junk we accumulate during our waking hours. When cells do their daily cell-type work, they produce waste product. The brain has its own garbage men, carried on the waves of cerebrospinal fluid, who surf the leftovers straight down to your liver for elimination. As it turns out, the brain’s garbage men move twice as fast when you’re sleeping, because your neurons shrink by half, making the fluid channels wider.
You spend 1/3 of your life on a mattress. You are drooling, sweating, having sex, lounging around and holding children on a mattress. You are making direct contact with a mattress and if you didn’t know this already, the vast majority of today’s mattresses are made from highly toxic volatile chemicals compounds that are linked to serious health problems. You breathe in these chemicals while you sleep and you absorb them when you sweat through a process of osmosis.
Sleeping disorders in the U.S. are growing at an alarming rate, and have been labeled as epidemic. Is the problem literally staring them in the face at night?
Most people aren’t sleeping well and research shows that 95% will go undiagnosed, and 70 million people in the U.S. report that they suffer from sleep-related pain (Time Magazine). And recent studies have linked poor sleep with the growth of many disease states, specifically: diabetes, obesity, stroke, heart disease, allergies, and fibromyalgia.
Since the mid- to late ’60s, most mattresses have been made of polyurethane foam, a petroleum-based material that emits volatile organic compounds. Most mattresses sold today contain some polyurethane foam and many contain specialty foams such as latex or memory foam, which consistently break down and release chemicals. The most common toxic materials used in making a mattress include petrochemicals, polyurethane, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), formaldehyde, antimony trioxide, phthalates, and boric acid. These chemicals are used for the foam fillers, material adhesives, and for water-resistance. Most are used to make the mattress flame retardant, per federal law, causing mattress toxicity to increase. All these chemicals individually give off their own noxious fumes, commonly referred to as off-gassing.
Sleepers may report smelling the fumes when the mattress is first bought, which eventually ceases; however, although the off-gas smell no longer is detectable, toxins are still continuously being released and inhaled by the sleeper. Studies show that when a person is sleeping on a mattress with such chemicals, the toxins can seep into the body through the skin. This is supported through scientific research that has shown PCDE’s to be found in women’s breast milk in the U.S., a fact that has led many to fear that children are more likely to suffer greater than adults from mattress toxicity.
In 2005, Walter Bader, author of the book Toxic Bedrooms, sent several mattresses to an Atlanta-based lab. A memory-foam model was found to emit 61 chemicals, including the carcinogens benzene and naphthalene. But hey, it’s ok because its government approved? Right.
But there is another troublemaker in your mattress that you should be aware of and that is pesticide residue lurking in the cotton components of your mattress. Non-organic cotton is grown with pesticides, which are neurotoxins and endocrine disruptors that can cancer and nervous-system disorders. There are 107 active ingredients in pesticides still used in the U.S. that are carcinogenic, and 14 are known to cause reproductive problems in animals, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Not “in the mood?” Your mattress may be contributing.
Also, most mattress covers are made with synthetic fabrics that pose more health risks. Man made synthetic fabrics are made of toxic petrochemicals and then sprayed with flame retardants and other dangerous chemical finishes. Using synthetic, non-organic bedding, pillows and blankets also contribute to toxicity.
Researchers are questioning the origin of the increased incidences in pediatric respiratory issues, such as asthma, learning disabilities (specifically Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), and lower IQ levels. Some have speculated there is a strong correlation between these issues and the materials used in children’s mattress and bedding items. Infants, children and pregnant women require more sleep per day in order to develop and function properly, resulting in an increased amount of exposure time.
Another study, utilizing mice, was conducted to measure the effect of breathing the emission (off-gassing) of four types of mattresses on the respiratory system. This study revealed that all mattresses containing synthetic materials caused upper airways irritation in up to 57% of the breaths measured, and saw decreased air flow by 17-23%.
Taking this information into account, it is then no surprise for many who wake up feeling, sick, tired and stuffy. Chemicals in your mattress and bedding are the culprit and they are also interfering with your much needed rest.
Compound mattress toxicity, with environmental toxins, household toxins, toiletry toxins, synthetic fabric toxins and pesticide ridden foods, it is no wonder people are getting cancer at alarming rates! We are drowning in a toxic soup and a “safe amount” every day soon becomes a heavy burden taking its toll.
But organic mattresses and organic mattress pads do exist! They are made with organic cotton, organic wool, organic latex (comes from rubber trees), with no chemicals of any kind. There are companies that sell mattresses that are completely natural and toxin-free, not just a little bit organic. The best companies will provide you with transparency from harvest to factory to showroom.
A sleep study conducted by Peter R. Dickson (1984) examined sleep quality of participants when sleeping on natural wool (participants slept on a wool pad that was placed under their sheet). He found that participants moved (tossed and turned) significantly less in the night. Additionally, participants in the study reported that they had slept better and that they felt better the next day when sleeping on the wool. Wool is hypothesized to increase sleep quality and reduce tossing and turning because 1) it reduces pressure points; and 2) it regulates body temperature.
Wool has an abundance of air spaces between the fibers that cushion the body and alleviate pressure points. This helps to support the spine and eventually distribute pressure to allow for a night free of tension and full of REM sleep. You will feel the difference.
Wools natural ability to wick away moisture and regulate temperature results in calmer heart rates due to lower humidity next to the skin. This provides for an optimal skin temperature that allows for a great nights’ rest.
Wool is the only fiber that is naturally flame resistant. Its main component, a protein called keratin, coupled with the moisture collected in its fibers, make it difficult to ignite.
The benefits of an organic, natural fiber mattress include: chemical free, hypoallergenic, provides ventilation, sustainable, biodegradable, durable, safe for children and adults, alleviates pressure, itch free, non toxic, absolute comfort, long lasting and coil free. Coils act as cancer-causing radiation antenna.
Don’t trust your government to protect your health. Take control of your own health. Research. Buy wisely.
By Lana Lokteff, Red Ice Creations
Healthy Homosapiens Magazine
Cot Death—Cause and Prevention Experiences in New Zealand
1995–2004 T. JAMES SPROTT
Respiratory Toxicity of Mattress Emissions in Mice SOURCE:
Archives of Environmental Health, 55(1):38-43, 2000
Study: Toxic Chemicals Found in Pregnant U.S. Women
Published January 14, 2011 http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/01/14/study-toxic-chemicals-pregnant-women/#ixzz27J9JJlMK
Hidden Hazards In The Nursery A report by Washington Toxics Coalition
and Safer States Organization http://watoxics.org/publications/hidden-hazards-in-the-nursery/?searchterm=toxic%20flame%20retardants
Numerous studies on toxicity and the home: www.watoxics.org
Reports of health problems linked to chemicals used in mattresses: http://www.chem-tox.com/guest/guestbook.html
National Sleep Foundation
A recent study conducted by Andras Biokei-Gorzo at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn in Germany is suggesting that marijuana(or the activation of the brain’s cannabinoid system) triggers the release of antioxidants, which act as a cleansing mechanism. This process is known to remove damaged cells and improve the efficiency of mitochondria. Mitochondria is the energy source that powers cells. The study was published in Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society, B. You can read the entire study here.
These discoveries shed new insight on how natural marijuana cannabinoids hold the capacity to literally kill the brain inflammation responsible for causing cognitive decline, neural failure, and brain degeneration. By supplying these receptor sites with cannabinoids, patients may be able to overcome brain conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and more, not to mention premature brain aging. The human brain contains an extensive network of special receptor sites that modulate nervous system function only when activated by the appropriate cannabinoid compounds, which are found in the marijuana plant.
Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate canbinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation. The body regenerates best when it’s saturated with Phyto-Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can also be found in Cannabis. Cannabinoids may very well be the best cancer fighting substance out there!
Cannabinoid system activity is neuroprotective, and increasing it could be a promising strategy for slowing down the progression of brain aging and for alleviating the systems of neurodegenerative disorders -Andras Biokei
Gery Wenk, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University conducted some of the research that came out of the study from Germany. He stated that this is a positive step, and that it is encouraging to see the potential development of cannabinoid solutions without going overboard. Here is what he said.
I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids are the first and only class of drugs that have ever been effective. I think that the perception about this drug is changing and in the future people will be less fearful. – Gerry Wenk, Professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University
Biokei-Gorzo and his collegues said that the greatest hurdle for moving forward with their research are the social and political challenges. This isn’t something new, our world seems to be dominated by belief systems instead of obvious fact. It’s discouraging to see beliefs and persuasion overrule truth. At the same time it’s very encouraging to see truth slowly creep its way into the norm. That’s always how it has been done throughout human history. It’s quite evident that the powers that be do not want to legalize marijuana, and we know that they do not have our best interest at hand. If it was legalized, I’m sure it would be distributed and tweaked by big pharmaceutical companies.
On the other hand there have been a number of studies that show how marijuana can actually reduce brain power and impair working memory. The amount of studies that show the potential benefits of marijuana is outstanding, and the potential harmful effects are in the few, if any at all. As far as medicinal use goes, I think that is a no brainer. I definitely believe nature intended marijuana to be used for its health and healing properties.
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Staying in good health has a lot to do with balance. Eating just enough, but not too much; getting enough exercise, but not overdoing it; managing your blood pressure, blood sugar, and weight—they’re all about balance. Being healthy also has a lot to do with pH balance. The pH scale is one that measures the acidity or alkalinity of something. In the case of alkaline foods, we are concerned with the pH of your body.
Keeping pH levels in check is something a healthy body does naturally. All life has a pH level that keeps the body healthy and balanced. When we eat foods that are highly acidic, for example, our body works to correct it, bringing it into alignment with our own pH balance. Ph levels are measured on a scale of 0 to 14. 7.0 is considered neutral; 0 is completely acidic, and 14 is completely alkaline. Your blood needs to be slightly alkaline, with a pH somewhere between 7.35 and 7.45.
Human blood needs to be slightly alkaline when looking at the pH spectrum, somewhere between 7.35 and 7.45. Some evidence exists that suggests today’s modern diet, high in processed foods, is both acid-forming and thusly leading to disease and ill health around the globe.
Acid-forming foods could lead to kidney and liver damage, potentially even increasing your risk of diabetes.
One study from the Arizona Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona found that foods high in acid content (often those with an abundance of animal proteins and salt and low in fruits and vegetables) can lead to “a sub-clinical or low-grade state of metabolic acidosis,” potentially leading to an increase in the risk of cancer.
In an effort to keep that balance within, eating foods that are alkaline-forming can offset the acidity of modern food sources.
Some of the top alkaline foods include:
2. Cayenne pepper
3. Lemon water
5. Leafy greens
These foods aren’t only alkaline-producing, they are loaded with nutrients, antioxidants, and health benefits. These are foods that can help fight disease and encourage wellness in a variety of ways, with pH balancing being only one.
Courtesy of Karen Hudes Facebook page:
Date: Tue, Feb 4, 2014 at 10:35 AM
Subject: DOJ creating fascistic cooperatives thru plea agreements
You should take a look at the things Par Pharmaceutical agreed to when they were busted for defrauding the government. Nothing especially abnormal in the primary part of the plea. Par and all their executives were spared any time behind bars and although they were fined about 100 million dollars, they defrauded the government out of billions…so as far as the money goes…Par won big!
What I thought was a bit odd was the plea agreement was 150 pages long. (Maybe that’s typical but I thought that was a lot of pages for a plea) so I decided to read it.
What the government has required of Par is amazing. If this is being done to other corporations that have run a foul with the government, it appears that this is a very slick way of “legally” creating a fascistic cooperative relationship between our government and I’d assume any company/corporation that the government wants to. With the access the NSA has to everything everyone does or says…it would be childs play to blackmail any corporation.
Briefly, Par is required (for 5 years) to create 4 or 5 new departments where it appears they are being encouraged to hire government “specialists” in each department. The government has provided very specific instructions for those departments. One is for spying on their employees. Once is for spying on customers. One is to enforce compliance with obamacare. One is for constant review of all financials…including executives personal records. There is more…much more.
Par is required to keep watch on all of its customers, vendors, and associated businesses and report back to the OIG (office of the inspector general) if Par even suspects that any of the might be operating in any manner that is inconsistent with any government regulation especially obamacare. Par is required to provide a list of employees who refuse to sign up for obamacare. Par is required to have a complete education department devoted solely to convincing employees to sign up for obamacare. Par is required to produce “independent” advertising to promote obamacare specifically but government in general.
And Par will have a difficult time opting out of this totalitarian agreement by just throwing in the towel after they sign their get out of jail free card. They are not allowed to file bankruptcy for 5 years….and I don’t think the CEO or any of the board members are allowed to resign. (That was a bit unclear but I think it was a veil threat)
Par Plea agreement
It’s a sobering read.
There is a common belief today about cavities that once you have tooth decay, that cavity can NOT be reversed or healed. Then the only solution is to have part of your tooth drilled out and filled with a synthetic material.
But according to a study published in the British Medical Journal cavities and tooth decay could potentially be healed or reversed with diet.
A study was performed on 62 children with cavities and they were divided into three different diet groups. Group 1 ate a standard diet plus oatmeal (rich in phytic acid). Group 2 consumed their normal diet and supplemented with vitamin D. Group 3 ate a grain-free diet and took vitamin D.
The results found that group 1 who had a diet high in grains and phytic acid had an increase in cavities. Group 2 had improvements in cavities and less form. Group 3 who followed a grain-free diet rich in vegetables, fruits, meat, milk and took vitamin D saw the greatest improvements in which nearly all cavities healed.
This study along with the backing of many doctors and dentists is proving we have been misinformed about what causes cavities and if they can truly be reversed.
Dentist Ramiel Nagel who authored the book Cure Tooth Decay has helped many of his patients “reverse” their tooth decay and would rather not put in fillings. He believes that you can prevent and heal cavities with nutrition.
In this article I am going to go over the causes of tooth decay and how it may be prevented and in many cases even reversed.
The Cause of Tooth Decay
To understand the link between diet and tooth decay we must start with one of the most well-respected dentists who ever lived Weston A. Price.
West A. Price lived in the early 1900’s and was the chairman of the National Dental Association (1914-1923), and a pioneer for the ADA.
Weston Price traveled the world searching to discover what causes tooth decay. Dr. Price found a common link between eating modern foods and cavities. He witness that many indigenous isolated tribes had perfect teeth and little tooth decay. But once they were exposed to a western diet they experienced tooth decay, bone loss and chronic illness.
According to the American Dental Association this is the cause of tooth decay:
“[Tooth decay] occurs when foods containing carbohydrates (sugars and starches) such as milk, pop, raisins, cakes or candy are frequently left on the teeth. Bacteria that live in the mouth thrive on these foods, producing acids as a result. Over a period of time, these acids destroy tooth enamel, resulting in tooth decay.”
But the truth is the ADA is only hitting on 1 of the 4 things that could contribute to tooth decay.
According to the insights of Dr. Edward Mellanby, Dr. Weston Price and Dr. Ramiel Nagel there are 4 main things that contribute to tooth decay:
Let’s discuss the 4 aspects that cause tooth decay and how they can be addressed with diet.
Natural Approaches To Oral Health
Don’t be fooled, there in addition to brushing and flossing daily, there are several ways you can reverse cavities and maximizes your oral health without resorting to taking in fluoride. Here are just a few for you to consider:
Removing Sugar – Probably the worst culprit of them all for anyone who desires healthy, cavity-free teeth, sugar should be avoided like the plague. Not only does sugar feed oral bacteria that prevents a healthy flow of dental fluids, it is highly acidic and can literally decalcify or demineralize the structural content of teeth that create dental decay.
This means staying away from soda, candy, and baked goods with sugar. Additionally, use raw honey and maple syrup and drink juices sparingly as too much sugar can contribute to cavity formation. Be careful of artificial sweeteners because of their health risks as well. Bottom line: Make stevia your new best friend along with raw honey in moderation!
Removing Phytic Acid – Phytic acid (phytate) is a mineral blocker and enzyme inhibitor found in grains, nuts, seeds and beans which can serious health problems in our diets.The main reason phytic acid has become an issue today is because we have stopped ancient food preparation techniques such as sprouting or sourdough fermentation which kills off the phytic acid.
According to research published in the The Lancet a diet high in phytic acid will create mineral deficiencies and cause osteoporosis.
80% of phosphorus in grains and beans is bound to phytic acid so it is completely un-absorbable. In addition to blocking phosphorus availability in humans, these molecules bind minerals necessary for oral health such as calcium, magnesium, iron and zinc; thus, causing them to be unavailable for proper utilization. Consuming foods high in phytic acid decreases magnesium absorption by 60% and zinc by 20%.
Phytic acid not only doesn’t allow you to absorb in minerals in your food, it also leaches minerals out of your body, bones and teeth!
Subsequently, the powerful anti-nutritional effects of phytic acid have been known to cause digestive disorders, lack of appetite, nutrient deficiencies, and tooth decay. A good rule of thumb is to limit your grain consumption and stay completely clear from unfermented soy products. Because phytic acid is much higher in foods grown using modern high-phosphate fertilizers than those grown in natural compost, try to only eat foods that are organic and GMO-free. If you are aiming to improve your health and reverse cavities, foods high in phytic acid like grains, beans, nuts and soy should be avoided. However, if you soak grains or nuts and then sprout them or do sourdough fermentation you can reduce phytic acid by around 50 – 100%.
Raw Dairy and Nutrient Rich Foods – Raw dairy is filled with the vitamins and minerals that contribute to a healthy dental fluid flow and help maintain strong teeth. Loaded with calcium, vitamin K2, vitamin D3, magnesium, phosphorus, and fat-soluble vitamins it is a good idea to consume raw dairy products at least weekly. I recommend goat’s milk kefir, raw cheeses and organic grass-fed butter are great options.
Remember, if you’re going to beat tooth decay, you need to increase your fat soluble vitamin intake and mineral intake. If I were creating an ideal diet to follow, it would look like this:
Mineralizing Tooth Paste – First of all, there are several brands of fluoride-free toothpaste that you won’t have to pay a small fortune to get your hands on. Secondly, if you’re looking to save a buck or two and also looking remineralize your teeth in aparticularly powerful way, try making your own! Here is the recipe:
Oil Pulling – Used for centuries by Ayurvedic medicine, oil pulling is a fantastic oral detoxification procedure that has gained some popularity in the U.S. the last several years. Simply done by swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 20 minutes, this simple process has been praised to cure everything from gingivitis to headaches to systemic diseases like diabetes! If you can’t do 20 minutes, 3-5 minutes is still good. We recommend using coconut oil and a drop or two of clove and/or tea tree essential oils for maximal antiseptic and antifungal power. Here are some tips:
Note: This should be a relative relaxing process, so don’t feel compelled to vigorously swish your mouth with oil for the entire time or else you’re bound to get sore jaw muscles. Simply and gently move the oil in your mouth and through your teeth without swallowing any of it.
In a nutshell, these natural approaches to reversing cavities are extremely effective and cost-efficient for anyone to employ without hesitation. Take charge of your oral wellness today and show off your new, healthy smile with pride!
This post was originally written at draxe.com here: http://www.draxe.com/naturally-reverse-cavities-heal-tooth-decay/
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Indian cancer patients camped outside the hospital where they are being treated
Right up there in the annals of multinational corporations doing heinous things in the name of obscene profits comes the response of the German-based Bayer to India’s unprecedented ending of the pharmaceutical giant’s monopoly for a new, insanely expensive anti-cancer drug Nexavar – a brave move that allows a small Indian drug company to make a generic version of the drug that regular poor sick people can actually afford. One year of treatment with Nexavar, used largely in liver and kidney cancer cases, costs $96,000 in the U.S. and $69,000 in India, or 41 times the per capita income; India’s Natco Ltd. made it for $177 a year. Outraged Bayer officials charged the Indian action allowing poor people to have their fancy drug was “essentially theft” and they will damn sure explore their legal options to the ends of the (white people’s) earth to “defend our intellectual property rights.” We know all about turning the other cheek and meeting hate with love, but still: May they one day need medicine they cannot get.
“We did not develop this medicine (Nexavar) for Indians,” said Bayer CEO Marijn Dekkers at a little reported pharmaceutical conference. “We developed it for Western patients who can afford it.”
Later today hearings are scheduled to begin on emissions and vapours emanating for the tar sands, specifically around the Peace River area.
The hearings, which have been scheduled by the Albertan Energy Regulator, have come after years of complaints by local residents into the odours, which are so bad some families have been forced to move from their homes.
Local residents have been complaining of symptoms such as severe headaches, dizziness, sinus problems, vomiting, muscle spasms and fatigue, amongst others.
But we do not know how badly the tar sands are really impacting people’s health. This is because according to a report commissioned specifically for the hearings by a public health specialist, some local doctors are reluctant to treat patients who draw connections between the tar sands industry and their personal health problems.
The report, prepared by Dr Margaret Sears, concludes that: “There were reports from various sources that physicians would not diagnose a relationship between bitumen exposures and chronic symptoms.”
“Physicians are quite frankly afraid to diagnose health conditions linked to the oil and gas industry,” she adds.
And it gets worse. For those individuals who suggested there was a “connection” between their health problems and the tar sands, Sears records how “Physician care was refused … and that analytical services were refused by an Alberta laboratory when told that the proposed analysis was to investigate exposure to emissions related to bitumen extraction.”
Locals are arguing that the regulator must force the industry to capture the emissions: “The best result possible is that they make some regulations to get companies to capture their vapours,” believes Alain Labrecque, who has had to vacate his farm after suffering numerous symptoms including headaches, dizziness, fatigue and memory loss.
His family only started experiencing symptoms in 2011, after Baytex Energy purchased nearly 50 wells and in the area and started heating bitumen in above-ground tanks to extract the oil.
“There is definitely a regulatory gap,” Labrecque argues “We just want more accountability. We want the regulator to take on a greater role, and have regulations in place so they can enforce them, and just provide more accountability to industry.”
Baytex, for its part, predictably argues that “there are no human health impacts associated with the emissions from our projects.”
The Labrecques have also now filed an injunction against Baytex to force the company to stop operating. The hearing though won’t be heard until March.
Local residents will also have to wait until March for the report into the hearings to be published by the regulator.
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From your first steps into the forest, your entire body feels changed. You feel the gentle breeze on your skin and the trail under your feet. You breathe in and notice the clean, crisp air with the familiar smell of the forest that is sometimes punctuated with the odors of specific plants you pass, like a fragrant flower or a pungent sage. After a long hike, you feel recharged, and not just because of the exercise.
If that describes you, you’re not alone. A growing body of science is showing that nature is good for you. That includes spending time in nature, but it even includes looking at natural scenes out a window.
Should this really be news? After all, human being evolved in nature for millions of years, not even changing their surroundings with agriculture until 10,000 years ago. In many parts of the world, homes are still made from locally obtained materials like wood, palm or grass thatch, mud, and even cow dung. Travel within villages occurs on trails, not roads, and peasant farmers forage foods, herbs and building materials from wild vegetation near their homes. At night, the stars shine overhead without any city lights to compete with them.
But as obvious as it may seem, it’s still helpful to study how nature impacts our lives and our health. Modern science allows us to hone in on exactly how and why nature is so good for us—something intuition alone cannot provide.
Some of what we know about the impact of nature on health is incomplete. One recent study tested over 1,200 elderly adults. Those who had not engaged in outdoor recreation in the past year were the most prone to major depression. Those who spent time outside four or more times a week suffered the least depression. This study found a correlation, but it did not necessarily find causation. Were people depressed because they did not go outside, or did they not go outside because they were depressed?
The basics behind the “nature is healthy” concept goes back decades. In 1984, a classic study found that hospital patients recovered from surgery quicker if their room offered a view of nature compared to those who looked out on a brick wall. Another study, published in 2003, found that health increased with the amount of greenspace in one’s living environment.
Nowadays, scientists are using this basic understanding to fine-tune the hows and whys of nature’s impact on health.
One study concluded that the psychological benefits of nature increase with biodiversity, defined by the richness of different types of habitats, plant species, and birds. Another line of research has examined whether benefits of exercise on self-esteem and mood can be increased if exercise is done in a natural environment, known as “green exercise.”
In one instance, mental health patients’ self esteem improved significantly more if they participated in green exercise than if they simply participated in a social club. (One study of adults even found that exercising on a treadmill indoors while viewing pleasant outdoor scenes achieves such an effect, although another study failed to replicate the effect with adolescents.)
So why is Mother Earth just so darn healthy?
One reason, called Attention Restoration Theory, was outlined by Stephen Kaplan, in the 1980s and ’90s but it actually dates back to a theory proposed in 1892.
Over a century ago, psychologist William James then proposed the idea of “voluntary attention.” Kaplan describes it as “the kind of attention that went ‘against the grain’… It was to be employed when something did not of itself attract attention, but when it was important to attend nonetheless.” Studying for finals or reading a software instruction manual fall into this category.
Kaplan, a psychologist at University of Michigan, takes this theory further by combining it with another 19th-century theory, namely that one can become fatigued from expending too much of this voluntary attention, also known as directed attention. A student who announces, “My brain is fried” after a weekend of studying is expressing this kind of fatigue.
One way to deal with directed attention fatigue is sleep, but sleep alone is not enough. Aside from sleep, one requires “restorative experiences”—and that is what nature provides. Kaplan outlines many components to this, such as the sensation of “getting away,” an effortless fascination with one’s surroundings, and what he calls a sense of “extent,” a sense of being connected to a larger world.
Once outside, you are free to effortlessly follow a butterfly with your eyes, listen to songbirds, or observe the motion of the leaves in the breeze. But this attention requires little energy, and it leaves your mind free to wander onto other things even as you watch a brilliant sunset or a hawk soaring overhead.
A pioneer of using this theory to promote health is Bernadine Cimprich, associate professor emerita at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. In various experiments on breast cancer patients, she found that exposure to the natural environment helped patients recover the capacity for directed attention. For a cancer patient who must pay attention to a doctor’s instructions, capacity for directed attention could be a matter of life and death.
These are known as cognitive benefits, improvements in your ability to think. That is distinct from psychological benefits such as improvements in mood, self-esteem, or stress. It also differs from physical benefits, like reduced disease or mortality. However, these measurements are linked, sometimes obviously, in the case of a cancer patient who is better able to follow a doctor’s directions, but sometimes in a less obvious way.
Stress, while uncomfortable emotionally, is also unhealthy physically. When stressed, your body produces stress hormones like cortisol. While adaptive in an acute situation (i.e. running away from an angry bear), it is harmful if you remain stressed all the time. Among other things, cortisol suppresses your immune system.
Because of our bodies’ physical response to stress, it’s easy to measure stress objectively simply by testing saliva samples for stress hormones. A 2013 study did just this, testing saliva sampled before and after study participants sat in various settings (natural and urban) for 20 minutes. They found evidence that spending time in a natural environment reduces stress.
The healing power of nature has massive implications for public health. Unlike pharmaceuticals, surgery, or even counseling, nature is free and easily available for most people. Aside from the occasional bee sting or poison ivy rash, nature comes without side effects. Even in sub-zero temperatures, when it’s unpleasant to go outside, we can benefit simply by viewing nature out our windows.
In New Hampshire, Riverbend Community Mental Health, Inc, takes advantage of nature’s healing powers by working with patients at a local farm. Patients and staff regularly visit Owen Farm, where they interact with animals, work in the garden and take part in other aspects of farm life.
Far too often, Americans refer to natural spaces as “empty.” Talk to someone driving across a vast stretch of the country without towns and they will say they are in the “middle of nowhere.” What’s there? “Nothing,” they might answer.
But a natural space is not “nothing” or “empty.” It’s not only wildlife habitat and a carbon sink, it’s also a resource for improving human health. A forest might have a dollar value if all of the trees were cut down and the wood was sold, but it also has a value if we leave it intact and spend time in it recreationally. What we do not know yet is the dollar value it has in terms of surgeries, medications, deaths, and other losses prevented. And is that even important?
If you’re looking to improve your health, mental or physical, in the new year, one way to do so is to get outside. And if you exercise or socialize while you’re out there, all the better.
If you have been exposed to any form of radiation, either for medical diagnostic purposes (fluoroscopy / mammography / other medical x-ray exams) or in the course of radiotherapy treatment, or if you are otherwise concerned by excessive radiation exposure, overload or poisoning (such as living near a nuclear reactor facility, working with diagnostic radiological equipment / in the nuclear processing industries / uranium mining / uranium or plutonium processing), or if you have been exposed to radioactive particles or higher ionizing radiation doses stemming from other sources such as depleted uranium (DU), testing of atomic weapons, frequent flights in higher altitudes, a nuclear disaster (radiation fallout from the Japan nuclear power plants) etc.,
Here are a number of tips and suggested remedies how to naturally help your body excrete damaging radioactive elements (e.g. strontium and radioactive iodine) or detoxify their noxious byproducts such as free radicals as well as deal with radiation burns.
If you are having any kind of radiation treatments, macrobiotic is the cure. Macrobiotics is very effective in curing radiation sickness and cancer.
If you are diagnosed with cancer and you want to survive the cancer avoid any and all exposure to radiation treatment. Radiation treatment of any kind is what actually kills people diagnosed with cancer.
Exposure to radiation causes a cascade offree radicals that wreak havoc on the body. Free radicals damages DNA, protein, and fats. Free radical damage has been clinically proven to be a major contributor to cancer. That being said, people don’t die of cancer, they die of radiation poisoning.
The repeated exposure to radiation through so-called treatment overwhelms the body’s immune system. Cancer doesn’t cause hair loss for cancer patients, the radiation treatment is solely responsible for that. Cancer doesn’t cause weight loss, the radiation treatment causes that because it suppresses your appetite. Cancer doesn’t cause a cancer patient to become very weak and sick, the radiation treatment poisons the body and makes them very weak and sick.
According to Michio and Aveline Kushi, in his book Macrobiotic Diet, Michio Kushi states: ‘At the time of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945, Tatsuichiro Akizuki, M.D., was director of the Department of Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Nagasaki. Most patients in the hospital, located one mile from the center of the blast, survived the initial effects of the bomb, but soon after came down with symptoms of radiation sickness from the radioactivity that had been released.
Dr. Akizuki fed his staff and patients a strict macrobiotic diet of brown rice, miso* and tamari soy sauce soup, wakame and other sea vegetables, Hokkaido pumpkin, and sea salt and prohibited the consumption of sugar and sweets. As a result, he saved everyone in his hospital, while many other survivors in the city perished from radiation sickness.’”
In case you missed it the secret to surviving all forms of radiation exposure is sea salt. If you are concerned about the radiation fallout from the Japan nuclear plants disaster or if you had an X-ray (from hospitals and airport screening) or radiation treatments for cancer, soak your body in sea salt (not iodized table salt) baths to help pull out the radiation from your body.
If you were diagnosed with mouth or throat cancer and you were subjected to deadly radiation treatments gargling with baking soda mixed in water will help neutralize the radiation.
Baking soda is so powerful in curing radiation contamination that at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, researcher Don York has used baking soda to clean soil contaminated with uranium.
Sodium bicarbonate binds with uranium, separating it from the dirt; so far, York has removed as much as 92 percent of the uranium from contaminated soil samples. Still not convinced? Would it help to know that the United States Army recommends the use of baking soda to protect the kidneys from radiation damage.
Radiation is very toxic. Exposure to radiation of any amount is harmful to your body. Exposure to radiation through x-rays (hospitals and airport screening) or any of the so-called cancer treatments are the most dangerous source of radiation poisoning. X-rays and radiation cancer treatments are far deadlier than radiation fallout because the exposure is concentrated and frequent.
To pull the radiation poison out of the body, try bathing in half a cup of sea salt and half a cup of baking soda. Soak for at least 20-30 minutes, every day for three weeks or every other day for six weeks. . . or go on a vacation to the West Indies or South Pacific and swim in the ocean every day for three weeks! Why the Indies or South Pacific? Because of the higher concentration of sea salt.
Where is the best place on Earth to go for curing yourself of radiation? The Dead Sea. The Dead Sea salt content is four times that of most world’s oceans. Sea salt draws the radiation out of the body.
Can’t afford to travel to the Dead Sea and cure yourself of the radiation poison from nuclear plant fallout, x-rays and radiation cancer treatment? A tiny pinch of good quality sea salt in several glasses of distilled water each day will provide one with all the minerals and trace elements you need to rid your body of the radiation and stay healthy.
Can’t stomach sea salt? The amino acid, cysteine also protects against the damaging effects of radiation by terminating the free radicals produced by ionizing radiation. Cysteine, together with methionine, cystine, and their derivatives, is numbered among the “sulphurated amino acids” due to the fact that these amino acids contain sulfur in addition to carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen.
Dutch Design Week 2013: Portuguese designer Susana Soares has developed a device for detecting cancer and other serious diseases using trained bees ( + slideshow).
The bees are placed in a glass chamber into which the patient exhales; the bees fly into a smaller secondary chamber if they detect cancer.
“Trained bees only rush into the smaller chamber if they can detect the odour on the patient’s breath that they have been trained to target,” explained Soares, who presented her Bee’s project at Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven last month.
Scientists have found that honey bees – Apis mellifera - have an extraordinary sense of smell that is more acute than that of a sniffer dog and can detect airborne molecules in the parts-per-trillion range.
Bees can be trained to detect specific chemical odours, including the biomarkers associated with diseases such as tuberculosis, lung, skin and pancreatic cancer.
Bees have also been trained to detect explosives and a company called Insectinel is training “sniffer bees” to work in counter-terrorist operations.
“The bees can be trained within 10 minutes,” explains Soares. “Training simply consists of exposing the bees to a specific odour and then feeding them with a solution of water and sugar, therefore they associate that odour with a food reward.”
Once trained, the bees will remember the odour for their entire lives, provided they are always rewarded with sugar. Bees live for six weeks on average.
“There’s plenty of interest in the project especially from charities and further applications as a cost effective early detection of illness, specifically in developing countries,” Soares said.
Here is a project description by Susana Soares:
Bee’s / Project
Bee’s explores how we might co-habit with natural biological systems and use their potential to increase our perceptive abilities.
The objects facilitate bees’ odour detection abilities in human breath. Bees can be trained within 10 minutes using Pavlov’s reflex to target a wide range of natural and man-made chemicals and odours, including the biomarkers associated with certain diseases.
The aim of the project is to develop upon current technological research by using design to translate the outcome into systems and objects that people can understand and use, engendering significant adjustments in their lives and mind set.
How it works
The glass objects have two enclosures: a smaller chamber that serves as the diagnosis space and a bigger chamber where previously trained bees are kept for the short period of time necessary for them to detect general health. People exhale into the smaller chamber and the bees rush into it if they detect on the breath the odour that they where trained to target.
What can bees detect?
Scientific research demonstrated that bees can diagnose accurately at an early stage a vast variety of diseases, such as: tuberculosis, lung and skin cancer, and diabetes.
The outer curved tube helps bees avoid from flying accidentally into the interior diagnosis chamber, making for a more precise result. The tubes connected to the small chamber create condensation, so that exhalation is visible.
Detecting chemicals in the axilla
Apocrine glands are known to contain pheromones that retain information about a person’s health that bees antennae can identify.
The bee clinic
These diagnostic tools would be part of system that uses bees as a biosensor.
The systems implies:
- A bee centre: a structure that facilitates the technologic potential of bees. Within the centre is a beefarm, a training centre, a research lab and a healthcae centre.
- Training centre: courses can be taken on beetraining where bees are collected and trained by beetrainers. These are specialists that learn beetraining techniques to be used in a large scope of applications, including diagnosing diseases.
- BEE clinic: bees are used at the clinic for screening tests. These insects are very accurate in early medical diagnosis through detection on a person’s breath. Bees are a sustainable and valuable resource. After performing the diagnose in the clinic they are released, returning to their beehive.
Bees can be easily trained using Pavlov’s reflex to target a wide range of natural and man-made chemicals odours including the biomarkers associated with certain diseases. The training consists in baffling the bees with a specific odour and feeding them with a solution of water and sugar, therefore they associate that odour with a food reward.