Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD at the Longevity Now Conference

Dr. Fuhrman is a physician whom I respect.  He is an out-of-the-box thinker and recognizes the critical role of nutrition in regards to creating true health. If you have followed my blog since the beginning, you may remember one of my earlier posts when I mentioned him and his book Eat To Live.  There are not enough physicians like him.  Imagine if they all became nutrition conscious instead of liberally handing out the chemicals/drugs.  They would shoot themselves in the foot and soon would be out of a job!  In this clip, Dr. Fuhrman discusses how eating micro-nutrient food can actually make you less hungry.  I can attest to this!  I eat two main meals a day.  My third meal is a green smoothie, if I can handle it.  If it feels like too much, I'll just drink water.  I feel so full on my raw meals that I just don't eat that much.  Dr. Fuhrman discusses how eating several mini-meals to accelerate one's metabolism is harmful and can actually accelerate aging.  Celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder also  states the same.   Check out this clip!

Reversing Cancer Naturally Part 3 Coming up!

Enjoy the Journey!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Reversing Cancer Naturally - Part 2

In this post I want to share with you methods I would look for in an alternative cancer treatment.  I know that there are several methods but I can only share what I'm most familiar with.  These methods include the use of plants that grow from the earth.  Do not underestimate the healing power of raw foods.  They contain the building blocks of life and enable the body to heal itself.  I also would not waste my time with methods that are not intense.  Taking shortcuts or finding the easier path is not the way to deal with cancer.  This disease must be met with intensity.  Also, THIS IS NOT A LIST OF INSTRUCTIONS.  It is an overview of a therapy.  Seek the complete, far more comprehensive instructions from the sources I share at the end of this post.

Step 1:  Clear the main channel of elimination

Toxins must be removed from the body and the primary way the body does this is from the liver to the colon.  The Standard American Diet does a number on the colon.  Fiberless foods such as animal products, processed foods and white flour make the colon sluggish and unhealthy.  People from societies with healthful plant based diets that are high in fiber have far more bowel movements than the average American does  People with healthy colons will have between 2 and 3 bowel movements a day.  To solve the problem of constipation due to poor diet, herbs can be taken to help increase the peristalsis of the colon. Please look into Dr. Richard Schulze's intestinal formulas.  Next - I hate to break it to you - colonics will be necessary.  Max Gerson developed the use of coffee enemas with their ability to open up the bile ducts for toxins to make a more rapid evacuation from the body.  Please go to Gerson's site for more information on this topic.

Step 2: Flood the body with the building blocks of life and channel all of the body's energy toward healing 

In other words, the method employed here is juice fasting.  Digestion takes much energy from the body.  The best way to put all energy toward healing is by not taxing the digestive system.  The body can then focus on more rapid detoxification.  Vegetables and fruits, properly juiced, are already "predigested" and provide concentrated nutrition.  It takes a large amount of vegetables and fruit for me to fill my pitcher of juice.  The cells of the body drink up the nutrients from fresh vegetable and fruit juice and dump the toxins that they were holding on to.  Here is where step 1 comes into play.  If the individual has a sluggish colon and hadn't taken proper measures for bowel detoxification, the toxins will have no where to go and will recirculate in the body making the individual horribly sick.

As for what to juice, for the most part think chlorophyll, think green.  Juice all types of vegetables.  Here are some suggestions on where to start: ginger root, carrots, broccoli, dark leafy greens, celery, bell pepper, garlic, parsley, cilantro, spinach, tomatoes, cabbage, wheat grass and beets. (Juice no more than 1/2 a beet at a time.  Drinking a bunch of juiced beets at a time may make you vomit.)  Don't stop there, juice all types of vegetables.  If you need to sweeten it some, use apples, oranges, grapefruit, berries and grapes. If you need recipes, this is the book I use:

The objective in this healing endeavor is for life giving nutrients to saturate the blood and the cells. (I think that even for healthy people, saturating the body with phytonutrients is not a bad idea.  It feels pretty good!)   It is also for the nutrient rich blood to reach every square inch of the body.  This is where healing begins.  How long should one fast?  As long as it takes to clear the body of cancer.  Remember Joe Cross from Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead?  He went 60 days.  Chances are, however, that you will not need to go that long.  Juice fasting also restores the body to a healthy pH level which resides in alkilinity.  Remember, alkilinity equals life.  (Please go back to my post on The pH Miracle for more on pH balance.)

Step 3:  Restore healthy circulation to every square inch of the body 

The Standard American Diet does not foster good circulation.  Americans  suffer from clogged arteries, clogged colons, clogged foggy thinking, clogged everything.  Where blood cannot flow, sickness begins.  One way to unclog the systems of the human body that are sick is by hydrotherapy.  A couple decades ago my husband worked at the Weimar Center for Health and Education. The NEWSTART (TM) and Reversing Diabetes programs he was involved with included hydrotherapy for patients.  One simple hydrotherapy technique is the contrast shower. When showering switch the water temperature from as hot as can be tolerated for about three minutes or so to completely cold for 30 - 60 seconds (At least, this was the timing at Weimar.)  Also, the more extreme the temperature change, the more effective the results.  Several cycles of this must be done. Hot water dilates the blood vessels and blood is drawn to the tissues near the surface of the body.  When the water is cold, the blood vessels constrict and blood is driven to the deep tissues and organs of the body. In effect, what this does is to "work out" the circulatory system much like intense physical exercise would do.  Hydrotherapy sessions should be done between two and three times a day. Some benefits of hydrotherapy are that it stimulates the production of white blood cells in bone marrow, their release into the bloodstream, their circulation in the body, and their overall effectiveness. Once the body is "unclogged", blood can flow freely to the affected areas and bring healing.

Cold sheet treatments also are a form of hydrotherapy and should be a part of any cancer fighting program.  Dr. Shulze has specific instructions in his book There are no Incurable Diseases.

Exercise should not be neglected; it is important for boosting circulation and oxygenating the body.  Do what your body can tolerate, such as walking. Increase exercise as much as you can tolerate.  Exercise in the sun for your body to get the very important vitamin D which helps to fight cancer. (Please view my recent post on sun exposure.)

Step 4: Use cancer fighting herbs in your arsenal of healing weapons

Here is a list of herbs that have cancer fighting properties:  Chaparral, Chickweed, Dandelion, Eucalyptus, Garlic, Ginseng, Golden Seal, Irish Moss, Parsley, Poke Weed, Red Clover, Slippery Elm, Taheebo, Yellow Dock.  You could also use Rene Caisse's Essiac tea.  Don't forget Hoxsey's tonic. If you would rather get all your herbs in one location, Dr. Schulze has a very comprehensive herbal regimen with the highest quality herbs.

 Step 5: Take care of the spirit and have a positive mental attitude

Please do not think this is not important.  Emotions can and do tip the pH levels of your body.  The way you think can make or break your efforts.  If you are consumed with the thoughts of dying and are hopeless in your attitude, your body will follow suit.  If you harbor bitterness, anger or resentment, get counseling!  Do what it takes to be able to forgive.  Purge your mind and emotions of all negative thinkingLearn to love yourself. Clear your house of clutter, stop watching the news, create a sanctuary of healing, spend time in natural settings.  Brainstorm ways you can have a peaceful mindset.  Laugh like crazy.  One of the ways to make me laugh so hard are candid camera type shows or watching animals on America's Funniest Videos.  I laugh so hard my gut hurts and I cry.  Lastly, I believe in something much greater than myself and include prayer in my way of living. I invite you to consider that as a part of the healing process.

All steps mentioned above help to detoxify and oxygenate the body.  In essence, making the body inhospitable to the growth of cancer cells. 

If you are interested in a Do-It-Yourself at home therapy, look up Dr. Schulze's Incurables program. (This is by far my favorite therapy.)  If you want to go to a clinic for about ten days to get a good start with people who are very knowledgeable (Danny Vierra has had both Charlotte Gerson and Dr. Richard Schulze at his Health and Healing Crusades) go to Bella Vita.  You could also look into The Hippocrates Institute and The Gerson Therapy. I loved the documentary Food Matters, here are some suggestions I found on their site on what you should do when you have cancer.

In Part 3 - I will discuss what to do once you are cancer free.

If you are dealing with cancer, I wish you the best for a complete recovery!

Enjoy the Journey!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Reversing Cancer Naturally - Part 1

This is probably the most important post for me since starting this blog.  I can't begin to explain the range of emotions I have on this topic.  Hopefully, by the time I'm done with this post, you will understand why.  I recently lost a dear friend who I considered like a father figure to cancer.  Now I have to witness how his wife, also a very close friend, grieves for him.  My husband lost his mother at the young age of 43 and other family members to cancer.  The ravages of this disease hit so close to home.  It hurts!  Although many would not agree with me on methodology, I believe it is my obligation to share what I have learned from my research on this topic.  All I ask is that you read this with an open mind.  Please take the time to view all the links and sources and if by the time I'm done, you still don't agree with me, then hopefully we can just agree to disagree.

First you are probably thinking, is it even possible to reverse cancer naturally?  Yes, It is absolutely possible with success rates of 50% to 80%. And if I were to contract cancer (which I never will - my diet and lifestyle is so detoxifying it just wouldn't be possible) I would choose a natural method for healing.

Max Gerson, developer of the Gerson Therapy
If it is possible to reverse cancer naturally, then why isn't it all over the news?  Why aren't doctors employing natural methods?  Why do doctors laugh and scoff at a natural approach to cancer treatment?  I have to say that the medical establishment, or the decision making people who decide what gets taught at medical schools have purposely omitted information because the cancer industry is a veritable cash cow!  Let's face the facts!  THERE WILL NEVER BE A CURE FOR CANCER!  Those in power will make sure of it!  Read this article about a company that is making strides, but is being totally ignored by the medical establishment.  There are many physicians who dare to think outside the box and are not too proud to ask questions or do their own research.  They are discovering that apparently what they have been taught in medical school isn't the whole truth. A side note: Youtube has a glitch again, please right click on all youtube links and open in a new window to view all youtube clips. (Check out this clip on Dr. Klapper, M.D. and his transition from being a conventional physician to an informed, self educated physician who is now an advocate of a plant based diet - 1hr, 22 minutes long with scenes that may not be appropriate for younger viewers.   There have been many who have made amazing discoveries of healing using inexpensive plants and foods that God has put on this earth in abundance for our use.  These doctors along with many naturopaths have been, ostracized, marginalized, imprisoned and branded as quacks. (Please watch this documentary (1 hr, 13 minutes) which recounts the experiences of Harry Hoxsey, Rene Caisse and Max Gerson.  If you haven't seen Food Matters yet, then please take the time to do so.  Excellent information! Finally, I will recommend the documentary film Harry Hoxsey - How Healing Becomes a Crime (1 hr, 22 min). 

Thankfully there are many people who, despite being advised against natural methods, have cured themselves of cancer naturally and are alive and well many years later. In this post I want to share with you the methods which brought them healing.

What is wrong with the conventional approach to cancer?  

To begin with, radiation and chemotherapy are carcinogenic in and of themselves.  It's like trying to put out a fire with gasoline.  You may be able to get rid of the cancer but your body becomes a breeding ground for new cancer cells to pop up all over.  Those who opt out of conventional treatment for no treatment at all will probably live longer.  Surgery weakens the body.  Any energy output from the body should be put towards detoxification, not healing of wounds.  Secondly, the cause of cancer is never addressed.  How do you know the cancer will not return?  Nutrition does not play a role at all with conventional treatments.  Just look at the garbage that is given to patients for food at hospitals - it's abhorrent! Lastly, the cost of conventional cancer treatments is astronomically expensive.  Did you know you could cure yourself of cancer with food and herbs you could grow in your own backyard including dandelion greens?  Other simple methods which should be included in effective treatment are juice fasting, colonics and hydrotherapy.  Yes, it can be that cheap!  

If you have cancer and still decide to do a conventional treatment, I urge you to consider juicing at the same time.  Once done with your treatment I suggest a detoxifying cleanse, I also would urge you to seriously consider an alkaline, plant based diet for life.

Meet the inspirational, brave and beautiful Kris Carr

Every now and then there are individuals who question authority and refuse to take No for an answer.  It would take an indomitable spirit to buck the system and doggedly search and find answers when they are obscured, hidden and maligned.  Such is the caliber of this amazing woman, Kris Carr.  She was diagnosed in 2003 with stage four of a rare form of liver cancer.  I urge you to take a look at her site, Crazy, Sexy Life.  Oprah Winfrey also did a segment on her.  (Did you notice Dr. Robert O. Young, author of pH Miracle, in the clip?)  She also has a video which documents her search for healing called Crazy, Sexy Cancer.  Her book and method for healing is Crazy, Sexy Diet.  She isn't cancer free.  But I truly believe that she would be dead today had she taken the conventional route.

Alternative Cancer Therapies

The absolute best approach to cancer is prevention.  Which is why I'm so crazy overboard on health.  I don't care what people think of me.  I love the way I eat and live!  Also, there is no therapy that guarantees a 100% recovery.  If you ever hear that claim, you had better believe that they are taking you for a bogus ride.  But there are therapies that have had between a 50 to 80% success rate (depending how toxic the patient's bodies are). These are the therapies I am most familiar with: Max Gerson's  Gerson Therapy, The Hippocrates Institute founded by the late Ann Wigmore and Dr. Richard Schultz's Incurable Program.  Study them all and decide which one works for you.  The method I like the most due to the sheer intensity of the program, is the one by Dr. Richard Schulze.  Dr. Schulze is, in my estimation, the foremost authority on herbal medicine and natural healing.  I have said this before and I'll say it again: I am not employed by Dr. Schulze.  I am a customer and witness to the power of his methods.  A friend of mine who was on a waiting list for a liver transplant heeded my advice.  He did Dr. Schulze's liver cleanse and within five days had a liver that was free of disease.  If you are leery of all sources because you think it's a money making scheme, then by all means, make your own herbal medicine.  Study all methods, find out what you need, purchase your organic heirloom seeds and do it all yourself.  Here is a book to get you started:  The Herbal Medicine Maker's Handbook by James Green available on Amazon.com.  Horizonherbs.com is where you can get your heirloom organic medicinal seeds.  Happy gardening!

In Part 2 of Reversing Cancer Naturally, I will discuss what methods I think are crucial to a cancer busting program.  I will break down the steps and discuss how and why it works. 

Enjoy the Journey!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Benefits of Sun Exposure

After my last post when I briefly touched upon the issue of sun exposure,  I decided that I would have to elaborate on the importance of moderate sun exposure.  I think that there are a lot of misconceptions about being in the sun.  The media has done a number on this topic, making everyone run for cover, having us live like bats and smearing chemical laden, cancer causing products on our skin for the sake of avoiding skin cancer. Imagine the irony of that!  (I'll share more on chemicals in body care products and cosmetics in a future post.)

We were designed to be in the sun!  We need it to be healthy, to fight cancer, to sleep better and to be happier.  There are many other functions of the body that work better when we spend time in the sun.  Today, by listening to all the talking heads, people have become vitamin D deficient, creating a host of different problems.

Here are some of the benefits of moderate sun exposure:

Sun exposure helps improve digestion, it boosts the immune system and helps the body to prevent several different types of cancers.  It also improves blood circulation and it helps in eliminating depression.  It enhances  sleep.  This is a big one for me!  (I have finally recognized that I am most prone to insomnia when I don't get enough sun exposure.)  It helps to balance hormones.  It is crucial for strong healthy bones.  This isn't a complete list of benefits!  There are most certainly more!

Here are some of the problems from too little sun exposure:  Depression is exacerbated.  It is also a contributing factor to Alzheimer's disease, allergies, autoimmune disorders, diabetes (both  type 1 and type 2).  It also is a contibuting factor to osteoporosis, heart disease and several types of cancer. The list goes on and on.

What time of day and how much sun should we get?
The best time to expose yourself to the sun is in the morning or afternoon. How much time exposure in the sun depends entirely on the pigmentation of your skin.  If you are fair, you will need less time.  If your skin color is darker, you will need more time in the sun.  I have olive tone skin, and I strive to have at least ten  to fifteen minutes in the sun each day when I walk my dog. I don't wear sunscreen when I spend time in the sun in the morning or afternoon.  If I have to spend all day in the sun, I look for sunscreen products with zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.  (I have neglected  on occasion to put on sunscreen for a full day of sun exposure  and I haven't burned since I increased my consumption of raw foods.)    As I mentioned before, I really like Dr. Mercola's sunscreen that doesn't have harmful ingredients.

So why is there such hysteria about skin cancer?
If you are on the standard American diet and you burn a lot, you better believe you are at risk for getting skin cancer.  This diet is high in animal protein and processed foods.  However, if you tip the scale in the other direction and have skin that is saturated with antioxidants that come from fruits, vegetables and superfoods, your skin will become resistant to sun damage and will ward off skin cancer.  You will also become resistant to many other kinds of cancer because of the vitamin D.  Take time to listen to Mike Adams in this clip he did on sun exposure.  It is so excellent!  He even discusses information that is very new to me about tanning beds.  According to Mike Adams, if you have a good, clean, nutrient rich diet, brief to moderate use of tanning beds can help you get vitamin D in the winter months.  This makes perfect sense to me.  However, it seems that tanning beds have become the focus of recent media attention as seen in this article.  Many dermatologists now support the FDA banning them.  In light of that, consider that meat consumption is closely linked to cancer as seen in The China Study. I wonder if these same doctors would support a ban on meat?  Fat chance! It is obvious that I am not a fan of using traditional medicine to treat disease. I do my best to avoid using drugs (chemicals) for healing. Of course, I am thankful for the wonderful benefits of modern medicine in dealing with life threatening situations from trauma and acute conditions. However, I will always turn to natural methods for prevention of disease and healing of chronic conditions.  As for the possibility of the FDA outlawing tanning beds, I find it very interesting that this is the same government organization that approved brain cell killing excitotoxins like aspartame (artificial sweetener found in diet sodas) and turns a blind eye to the development and proliferation of GMO's.  (It seems that GMO manufacturers are now considering including human genes in rice!)  The things that make you go hmmm...

As the weather is warming up, and the days are getting sunnier, be sure to get outside and enjoy one of the healthiest things you can do for your body - getting some sun!  Now go out and get your Vitamin D!

Enjoy the Jouney!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New Video by Mike Adams

Can I tell you how much I love Mike Adams from Natural News and the work he is doing to raise awareness in regards to true healing?  People can argue back and forth about the way he delivers a message.  I say, at least he is delivering a message!  My son has dyslexia and would probably be labeled ADHD by those in the "know."  We decided that we absolutely would not medicate him, and would choose different methods for his education.  I know we made the right decision.  Take the time to search Natural News for alternative approaches that include a clean, gluten free diet and medicinal herbs.  Click here for Mike Adams new video.  (Contains language that may be inappropriate for younger viewers.)