Wednesday, October 28, 2009

I Never Do This... But Today I Did

I never send on emails that people say to send to everyone you know. I have a rule about it. But today I broke my own rule.

There is so much misinformation being spread around about the swine flu, I am just getting sick of it. And now with the President declaring a national emergency, it is really getting ridiculous.

So..., when Dr. Mercola sent out his latest newletter with his information on swine flu, I thought I would try to get everyone I could to read it.

Here is the link:

Please read and digest the whole thing. It has lots of good information. I have studied this issue from many sides, and I think Dr. Mercola gets this one 100% correct.

My opinion:
There is no pandemic of swine flu.
It is even most likely that all those people who supposedly died from the swine flu didn't.
The nature of the flu is that no one dies from it, they may die with it, but they die from something else. So it is very dishonest to say that they died from the swine flu.

On the other hand, if you got a swine flu shot and then suddenly die for no apparent reason within the next week, there is reason to believe that you died from the toxins in the vaccine.

If you really follow the research on this, you will see that the flu shot is more dangerous than the flu.

Live a clean and healthy lifestyle and you will do fine. No need to worry about what the fear mongers are pushing next.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Dis-connect! Wake Up!

Today's society is so disconnected from reality, it is kind of funny, but really sad.

Let me explain :

The other day I got to attend a town meeting, where we had the opportunity to meet the candidates that are running for election in our town in the up-coming November election. After the candidates all took turns telling us about themselves, we had the opportunity to ask questions.

There was a microphone made available that could be passed around so that everyone could hear all the questions. OK, here comes the disconnect.

Each time the microphone was passed to a new person there was an offer made of hand sanitizer or wipes to go along with the microphone. This of course was because of the fear that has been spread by the media and the government, not to mention the medical profession, about swine flu this year.

Then, as the meeting was coming to a close, it was announced that refreshments were available in the back of the room. When I looked over to where the refreshments were set up, I see punch and cookies.

No, it isn't fruit juice. It is the cheapest junkiest artificial punch you can get. We are talking sugar and high fructose corn syrup.

Are the cookies individually wrapped, or healthy in anyway? No! There are bulk packages of some of the sugariest (not to mention the artificial colors and flavors) cookies available in a supermarket.

So here they are, pretending to be concerned about passing around germs and disease, while at the same time serving up refreshments guaranteed to lower and debilitate the immune system of anyone who partakes.

Where is the common sense?

Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case. This disconnect about what we eat, and how it will affect our bodies, seems to be almost universal these days. Everyone wants a pill that will make them healthy and long lived, while they continue to put all kinds of junk into their bodies.

If you want to be healthy, then you need to live a healthy lifestyle. It really is that simple! Learn the rules of health, and start living by them.

Click Here To Review THE RULES.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Women's Health : Is There A Better Way?

CNN recently published an article titled, "Women's Health Problems Doctors Still Miss". It was an attempt to address some of the special health challenges that women face. It listed 7 diseases that women deal with and gave some info about them. It then talks about the drugs that can be used to manage symptoms.

I would like to review the same 7 diseases from a different point of view. Not a lot of detail, just my general thoughts on each one.

1. Polycystic ovary syndrome

This is a hormonal disorder. They say there is no cure. They don't understand that the body can cure just about anything given the right resources. When they say no cure, they mean no drug will help you. That should be obvious by now.

This hormonal imbalance is also related to blood sugar problems. So wouldn't it make sense to stop eating processed sugars and refined foods, and eat more whole foods that can help to control insulin levels and balance hormones?

Virgin coconut oil can help many people to balance out their hormone systems. The experts suggest 3 to 4 talbespoons a day with other food. Work up to that amount gradually.

Natural fibers found in whole foods are some of the best things to help control blood sugar and insulin levels.

2. Fibromyalgia

Nobody really knows what this one is. There's no test for it. It is a collection of symptoms involving wide spread pain. It isn't really a specific disease.

Therefore, it would seem to me that the best thing to do would be to balance all the systems of the body by eating whole foods that can naturally bring about balance in the human body.

One thing that does seem to help it is exercise. Exercise is crucial for any body to be healthy. If you haven't been exercising, ease into it gradually. Over doing it will not help. But people who gradually build up to exercising at least 5 days a week for at least 30 minutes each day, generally have the best results.

Remember, it is whole body health that you are after, so try to follow all the rules of living a healthy lifestyle.

3. Chronic fatigue syndrome

This is another one that we don't really know what causes it. Again it seems to be related to hormonal imbalances, viral infections, and stress.

A whole body approach is again necessary to balance hormones, strengthen the immune system, and allow the body to have the resources it needs to deal with stressful situations.

I might add that forgiveness of self and others can be a very important factor in this type of recovery.

Again exercise and getting all nutrients from whole foods becomes important.

4. Lupus

This is an autoimmune disease. These types of diseases are quite often seen in connection with drug use, particularly injections, and also seem to be connected with leaky gut syndrome.

Again, there seems to be an imbalance of hormones, as well as a compromised immune system.

Processed foods will contribute to both the leaky gut, and hormone imbalances. Polyunsaturated oils (think corn, cotton, canola, and soy) should be eliminated from the diet, with coconut oil being used instead.

Eating whole grains and lots of green leafy veggies will help to reestablish the intestinal health as well as rebuilding the immune system.

5. Multiple sclerosis

This is another one involving a compromised immune system. Avoid as many toxins as you can, and strive to rebuild a healthy system with whole foods. Again gentle exercise seems to help.

6. Rheumatoid arthritis

Another immune system malfunction. Rebuild it, by flushing out toxins and avoiding future toxins. Again look to whole foods, and exercise.

7. Irritable bowel syndrome

This one is all about your digestive system. Eat fresh whole foods with plenty of good fiber. Drink plenty of water (along with trace minerals, of course) and exercise regularly.

Swine Flu : What You Need To Know

There is more hype in the Media today about how bad the spread of 'Swine Flu' is. What you need to know is that it is riddled with lies.

The truth is that back in July the CDC told states to stop testing for swine flu. If you have any flu like symptoms you are counted as having 'Swine Flu'. But the states that actually test (some still do) are finding that 80 to 90 percent of those tested for flu, don't have 'Swine Flu', or even influenza. 8 to 10 percent have influenza, and 1 or 2 percent have 'Swine Flu'.

The thing is, that because of the media hype and scare tactics of the government agencies, more people are running to the doctor for coughs and sniffles. These are all being counted as having 'Swine Flu'.

Another thing that you need to know is that in most cases 'Swine Flu' is less dangerous than influenza. Even the cases that they claim died from 'Swine Flu' are not shown to have specifically died from 'Swine Flu', but had multiple other disease conditions. 'Swine Flu' was just one of the conditions they had. In most cases it was bacterial infection, not even viral.

See the CBS report HERE.

The other thing that you need to know is that the vaccine is proving to be much more dangerous than the flu. The vaccine is being rushed to market without safety regulations in place.

This is a repeat of the 'Swine Flu' debacle that occurred in the 70's. More people died from the vaccine than from the disease. And that doesn't even count all those that became disabled in one form or another from the vaccine.

As far as any thinking person can tell, all the hype about 'Swine Flu' is solely to get people to take vaccines, so that the companies making them can profit. Of course it also gets more people to rush to clinics and hospitals for any cough or sniffle.

Here is an update on the 'Swine Flu' that everyone should read :

Dr. Mercola's update alert.

Keep you and your family healthy by choosing the lifestyle that gives you a strong immune system. (Vaccines weaken your immune system.)

Eat fresh whole foods.
Get good sleep.
Avoid processed sugars of all kinds.
Get fresh air and sunshine daily.
Avoid polyunsaturated fats and oils.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Vaccines : The Truth Leaks Out

Many of you have seen much hype in the major media about swine flu, and vaccines. Now, there is a study that is being leaked before it even gets published.

Now, remember that this is unpublished as yet, and therefore not yet peer reviewed. But health workers all over have heard of it and are starting to react to it.

Someone finally did research comparing individuals who got the flu vaccine last year with those who did not. Can you guess what they found?

People who got the flu shot were twice as likely to get the swine flu as those who did not get the vaccine.

Yes, you read that correctly. You are safer from swine flu if you don't get the vaccine.

Why would that be?

Well, the vaccination is toxic. Contrary to popular belief, it doesn't boost your immune system, it taxes your immune system.

Before you decide to get a vaccination, find a research study that shows that those who get vaccinated with the vaccine you are thinking of getting, are healthier than those who did not get the vaccine.

I have a standing challenge for anyone to show me a single study, done with more than 1000 individuals, that shows that people vaccinated are healthier than those who do not get the vaccine.

So far no one has been able to show me one. I even exchanged emails with a director of the CDC about this subject. He told me that the military had the best studies, but the only study he pointed me to was a comparison of one vaccine against another vaccine. There was no comparison with non-vaccinated individuals. When I pointed this out to him, he pointed out that he was too busy to find a particular study for me and that everyone knows that vaccines work.

The more I study vaccines, the more I realize that they do not work to move people toward health. They are simply toxins, and don't we have enough of those in our environment already?

Vaccinations are a multi-billion dollar profit maker for the companies that make them. But that is the only benefit they have. I can find no health benefit to anyone from any vaccine.

If you want a strong immune system, here are my recommendations.

Never get any vaccine.
Exercise at least 5 days a week.
Sleep 6 to 8 hours each night. (It is preferable to get to sleep by 10pm each night.)
Drink plenty of water with sea minerals therein.
Eat lots of fresh fruit and vegetables.
Eat plenty of whole grains.
Eat healthy fats. (Avocados, coconut oil, nuts, raw milk and eggs)
Use power spices (turmeric, garlic, ginger, oregano, cayenne, cinnamon, etc.)
Eliminate all "refined" foods from your diet.

HERE is a good resource for learning more about eating for health. Go HERE.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis

Osteoarthritis And Rheumatoid Arthritis are different diseases. Osteoarthritis is the gradual breakdown of cartilage in a joint. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease.

However, because they both involve the breakdown of the connective tissues, they can both be treated with success in much the same way.

One of the problems is water. Interestingly the problem can be exacerbated by too little water, or too much water. However, I'll make this easier for you. Too little water is dehydration. Too much water (like water on the knee) is actually another sign of dehydration. This is why joint pain is nearly always helped by increasing water intake.

Of course to optimize your water intake, you need good sea minerals to go with the water. The body can't use water without minerals very well. I put a little "Redmond Real Salt" in every glass of water I drink. Aim for drinking your weight (in pounds) divided by 10, cups of water each day. That may seem like a lot, but trust me.

Another important thing for healthy cartilage is good balanced proteins. The best way to get these is to eat whole foods. Sprouted wheat, raw milk and eggs are some of your best sources. Make these foods part of your daily routine.

There are many people who advise various supplements for joint health, but the research on these is very inconclusive as to whether or not they work. You are much better off just saving the money you would spend on supplements to buy good wholesome (organic if possible) foods.

Eat plenty of fresh vegetables, particularly the leafy greens, like spinach. This is good nutrition to build healthy bones and cartilage. Also getting lots of antioxidants is very beneficial (think fruit, berries, whole grains, and veggies). Antioxidants help to clean the system, and can help to minimize pain. (Pain pills only end up causing more problems further down the road.)

Another cause of cartilage problems can be hormonal imbalances. The best way to balance your hormones is by making sure that your body is getting good fats, and avoiding bad fats. Start by the total elimination of all corn, soy, canola, or cotton seed oils. The best overall hormone balancing fat is probably coconut oil. I suggest 3 to 4 Tablespoons a day. Use a tablespoon full of coconut oil with each meal.

Avoid all hydrogenated fats and transfats (fried foods), and eat good fats like avocados, nuts, raw milk and eggs.

Exercise is another very important treatment for any kind of arthritis. Lack of motion only makes the problem worse. Of course, you need to be careful and not over do. Motion keeps the joints alive. Swimming and cycling are very good because they are not to jarring on the joints.

Now, we do want to be careful to not injure anything with the exercise, but at the same time we do want to cause some stress to the body. You see, one of the little secrets to building healthy bones and cartilage is that your body needs weight bearing jolts. The kind of thing that happens when you run or jump. These weight bearing jolts send impulses through the body that tell the body to build stronger bones and cartilage.

Shhhhhhh. It's a secret, don't tell.

So, how do you get these little jolts, but not cause damage? Bouncing on a trampoline is good, but you can simply hang on to something for support while standing, and raise up onto your toes, and then drop down to your heels. Let your heels strike the ground with a little bump. Don't lock your knees while doing this. In fact it is generally best to not lock your knees in any exercise. Do this for a minute or two any time you find yourself standing around during the day.

One other thing that I should mention about exercising for joint health, is that you want to actually work the tendons and ligaments, not just the muscles. Some people will tell you that you can't exercise tendons or ligaments to strengthen them, but they would be wrong. Here is the secret to exercising tendons and ligaments: Very slow deliberate motion.

For instance, if you want to build strength in the knees you can do squats or lunges. But you are only working the muscles if you go down and up in 10 seconds or less. To strengthen the tendons and ligaments, take a full minute to go down, and another minute to come back up.

You see, the muscles can hold any given position for up to about 10 seconds. After the muscle is fatigued, it requires tendon and ligament strength to continue. So if you are doing a full squat in a couple of minutes, then the muscle is fatigued all along the way and the tendons and ligaments get worked out.

With any exercise, be sure to try to get full range of motion.

Another very basic cause of joint problems is stressing the body through bad habits of structural posture and positioning. I highly recommend getting a book on the correct bio-mechanics of everyday living. Doing away with the under lying causes of pain is always a good idea.

HERE is a good program called "Perfect Posture Program". It is a course that you can download along with videos to show you how it is all done. This can be a critical first step in correcting joint pains and problems.

If you prefer a physical book you can look through and make your own program, I like a book called "Walk Yourself Well" by Sherry Brourman.

Osteoarthritis is very very common in our society today, but it doesn't have to remain that way. Switch to a healthy lifestyle, and let your body heal itself. It is actually very good at it.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Fat Related Deaths?

You may have seen a story about fats, saying that thousands of lives could have been saved if people had eaten the right fats. Now, while I believe that this could be true in one sense, it is not true in the way it is being portrayed in the news.

This is another example of bad research. Don't worry, no one died because they didn't get enough Omega-3 fats. Yet the researchers say that Omega-3 deficiency causes more deaths each year than breast cancer.

This was simply a mathematical model applied to assumptions about health and death related to the amount of Omega-3 fats in the diet. It is one of those "decide what you believe, then show the results as if that belief were true" studies.

I'm sure it was interesting for the math majors involved, but it had no root in reality.

The sad part is that now supplement pushers are trying to use this information to sell more Omega-3 supplements, making you assume that in order to save your life you need to get more Omega-3s in your diet.

The truth is that we do need good fats in our diets. Eating wholesome foods containing good fats, can indeed improve health and even save some lives.

However, concentrating Omega-3s in a supplement and ingesting them can actually be dangerous. It is an overload of Omega-3s that the body was never intended to handle.

Many people today have become fat phobic. That is very sad. The more fat-free junk that gets consumed, the more obese the nation becomes. Fat is a very important part of a healthy diet. Fat is required by the body in order to metabolize and eliminate excess bad fat in the body.

The key is to eliminate bad fats, but increase good fats. OK, here is the list.

Bad Fats: Hydrogenated fats of any kind. Fat from meat, (it actually used to be good, but these days it is too filled with chemicals). Corn oils, soy oils, cotton seed oils, and canola oils are negative polyunsaturated oils that should be totally avoided.

Good Fats: Virgin Coconut oil, avocadoes, nuts, raw milk, butter and eggs are good fats that can make a wonderful difference in your health.

Bottom Line: If you are getting fat in your diet by eating whole foods, it is generally good for you. If you are using an extracted and processed vegetable oil, or foods that were made with them, it is generally bad for you.

Beware bad research. It has led many people astray. Read "Understanding Science" to make yourself more aware, and avoid being led astray.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So you will see all kinds of pink ribbons all over the place.

So how aware are we? What do we really know?

Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women, second only to lung cancer.

The American Cancer Society lists these things as ways to lower your risk of breast cancer:

  • Eat a healthy diet to help control weight, since being overweight or obese may raise breast cancer risk.
  • Get regular physical activity. The American Cancer Society recommends 30 minutes a day, 5 or more days a week. Forty-five to 60 minutes a day is even better for reducing breast cancer risk.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink to no more than 1 drink per day. Alcohol is clearly linked to an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
At the same time, they are suggesting that more women should take drugs to keep from getting breast cancer. Tamoxifen and Herceptin, that the ACS is so proud of helping to fund the research to develop, have now been found to have side effects that include uterine cancer.

The American Cancer Society has awarded approximately $388.4 million to breast cancer research since 1971. But they still haven't been able to figure out that living a healthy lifestyle is the answer they are looking for.

Yes, as listed above, they do suggest eating well and exercising regularly. But you will only find that on their web site if you search for it. And only after reading about the drugs they suggest.

There are no suggestions of what foods to avoid, or what to eat. There is a recent news story that they have released a cookbook on what to eat while going through cancer therapy, but it is not to be found on their website. At least not easily.

They also make a big push for lots of mammograms. Studies of mammograms show them to be not only ineffective, but to carry there own dangers. But the ACS web site tells us that most doctors "feel" that it is best for women to get mammograms.

Here is a much better method of detection that is far safer and can detect problems earlier:

They also talk a lot about drugs to overcome genetic anomalies that may lead to breast cancer. But as mentioned elsewhere on this site, genetics really is a very weak link and can be completely overcome by proper lifestyle.

Birth control pills up your chances of getting breast cancer, as well as other forms of estrogen hormone supplementation.

Breast feeding will lessen your chances of getting breast cancer, as will making sure that you get adequate levels of Vitamin D. (Get sunshine daily if possible.)

Using coconut oil instead of corn, soy, or canola will go a long way in helping your body to balance all of its hormone levels and stay cancer free.

Get your 9 servings of veggies and fruits daily. Reference here.

If you already have had breast cancer problems, and need to deal with the effects of chemo, here is a resource to help you recover. Click HERE.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Organic? Is It Better?

I used to laugh when people would talk about organic food. I thought, "Isn't all food organic!"

Well, it turns out that there are multiple definitions of organic. The one used most commonly today, in relation to the foods we eat, is that there were no pesticides or other chemical treatments used in the growing and/or harvesting of the food.

Organic food labels let you know that the food has less of a chance of being full of man-made chemicals that could possibly cause harm to the human body.

Does this mean that it is good to eat any food that says "organic" somewhere on the label. Not necessarily. If something is basically not good for you, but it was grown "organically" and then labeled "organic" in the store, it does not make that something good for you.

In other words, even if something was grown organically, it can still be bad for you if that was it's nature originally, or if the goodness is processed out of it after it was grown.

There are many things on store shelves that are labeled "organic", but are still not good for consumption by the human body. Never buy something just because it says it is organic.

However, when if comes to fresh produce, it can be very worth while to buy 'organically' grown food. The advantage of not getting all those pesticides and other chemicals in your food can be a great boon to the well being of your body.

If you are fighting a disease, or debilitating condition of some kind, eating fresh organically grown foods can go a long way toward helping your body to heal and recover health.

Of course the very best way to get fresh food is to grow it and harvest it yourself. Backyard gardening is one of the healthiest things you can do for yourself and/or your family.

Here is a great resource to help you grow your own. Just the fee bonuses that come with this make it worth while. Learn more HERE.