Friday, July 27, 2012

Super Models on Super Foods

Miranda Kerr

I saved a clip and an article that I thought were very inspiring.  Check out these two ladies who have taken the time to care for themselves with good nutrition.  Carol Alt was in her modeling heyday in the 80's.  She is now in her fifties and looks amazing!  I do have to say however, there is no way I could ever eat raw meat like she does. Yuck! (Just my personal preference)  Miranda Kerr is another model who embraces whole nutritious food.  She's got a great list of superfoods we could all incorporate into our diets.  

I've been busy lately, sorry for slowing down with my posts.  Will try to keep up!  Hope you all have a great weekend! 

Enjoy the journey!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Effect of Cell Phone Usage on Your Brain

A while ago I saw this clip on Dr. Mercola's site and thought it was so important that I wanted for you to see it as well.  Please take the time to watch it or at least scan through it.  I see so many kids hanging on their phones exposing their developing brains to radio frequencies.  What is most disturbing is when I see how so many products using these frequencies are marketed towards children.  It is always better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to protecting our children's brains.  Until you can get a device like xzubi, I would recommend putting your phone on speaker and holding the phone away from your head.  Keeping your phone on your body is absolutely not a good idea.  In this post, there is a woman featured who stored her phone in her bra.  She got breast cancer right in the spot where she stored her phone.  Men who hold their laptops on their laps or keep their phones close to their crotch area are at risk of affecting their fertility as well as adversely affecting their health in other ways.

Another issue is "dirty" electricity that comes from computers, microwaves, lamps, etc.  I have a friend who works in a room with high EMF (electro-magnetic frequencies), and consequently decided to try grounding/earthing to deal with that problem.  The difference he experienced is remarkable; he swears by grounding and says that he even grounds while he sleeps.  The results he has experienced from grounding have been that his back pain is now gone, he sleeps like a log and he no longer experiences lactic acid soreness when we works out.  I personally have only heard of it (grounding while sleeping that is) and not experienced it - other than walking barefoot in the grass.  I'm considering trying it.  I'll let you know if I do.  (Earthing products are available at Longevity Warehouse.)

On another note, I found a fantastic blog titled "Chris beat Cancer."   Take a look at it when you can.  I love it so much I have added it to my blog list. Scroll down and watch the segment on Fox news where you can hear his story in a nutshell.  Wow, absolutely amazing!  So much good stuff on this blog I could barely stop reading!  This is definitely going in my cancer file!

Enjoy the Journey!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Some Interesting Cancer Quotes

One of my sources for herbs and natural products is Hope For Health.  I purchased some green clay from them once and have been receiving their newsletter ever since.  In their newsletter is a section titled "Cancer Quotes."  This section was so amazing that I contacted them and asked them if I could copy the whole section and post it.  As with many natural healing sources, they were more than happy to oblige.  They just want to get the word out to anyone who will listen.  Here are the quotes:


Polls and questionnaires show that three doctors out of four (75 percent) would refuse any chemotherapy because of its ineffectiveness against the disease and its devastating effects on the entire human organism.  This is what many doctors and scientists have to say about chemotherapy:

"The majority of the cancer patients in this country die because of chemotherapy, which does not cure breast, colon or lung cancer.  This has been documented for over a decade and nevertheless doctors still utilize chemotherapy to fight these tumors." (Allen Levin, MD, UCSF, "The Healing of Cancer", Marcus Books, 1990).

"If I were to contact cancer, I would never turn to a certain standard for the therapy of this disease.  Cancer patients who stay away from these centers have some chance to make it. (Prof. Gorge Mathe, "Scientific Medicine Stymied",  Medicines Nouvelles, Paris 1989

"Dr. Hardin Jones, lecturer at the University of California, after having analyzed for many decades statistics on cancer survival, has come to this conclusion: '...when not treated, the patients do not get worse or they even get better'.  The unsettling conclusions of Dr. Jones have never been refuted".  (Walter  Last, "The Ecologist", Vol. 28, no. 2, March-April 1998)

Many Oncologists recommend chemotherapy for almost any type of cancer, with a faith that is unshaken by the almost constant failures".  (Albert  Braverman, MD, "Medical Oncology in the 90's", Lancet, 1991, Vol. 337, p.

"Our most efficacious regimens are loaded with risks, side effects and practical problems; and after all the patients we have treated have paid the toll, only a miniscule percentage of them is paid off with an ephemeral period of tumoral regression and generally a partial one" (Edward G. Griffin World Without Cancer ", American Media Publications, 1996)

"After all, and for the overwhelming majority of the cases, there is no proof whatsoever that chemotherapy  prolongs survival expectations.  And this is the great lie about this therapy, that there is a correlation between the reduction of cancer and the extension of the life of the patient".  (Phillip Day, "Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth"  Credence Publications, 2000)

"Several full-time scientists at the McGill Cancer center sent to 118 doctors, all experts on lung cancer, a questionnaire to determine the level of trust they had in the therapies they were applying; they were asked to imagine that they themselves had contracted the disease and which of the six current experimental therapies they would choose.  79 doctors answered, 64 of them said that they would not consent to undergo any treatment containing cis-platinum - one of the common chemotherapy drugs they used - while 58 out of 79 believed that all the experimental therapies above were not accepted because of the ineffectiveness and the elevated level of toxicity of chemotherapy." (Philip Day, "Cancer: Why We're Still Dying to Know the Truth", Credence Publication, 2000

"Doctor Ulrich Able, a German epidemiologist of the Heidelberg Manheim Tumor Clinic, has exhaustively analyzed and reviewed all the main studies and clinical experiments ever performed on chemotherapy...  Able discovered that the comprehensive world rate of positive outcomes because of chemotherapy was frightening, because, simply, nowhere was scientific evidence available demonstrating that chemotherapy is able to 'prolong in any appreciable way the life of patients affected by the most common type of organ cancer.' Able highlights that rarely can chemotherapy improve the quality of life, and he describes it as a scientific squalor while maintaining that at least 80 percent of chemotherapy administered in the world is worthless.  Even if there is no scientific proof whatsoever that chemotherapy works, neither doctors nor patients are prepared to give it up (Lancet, Aug. 10 1991).  None of the main media has ever mentioned this exhaustive study: it has been completely buried" ( Tim O'Shea, "Chemotherapy- An Unproven Procedure")

"According to medical associations, the notorious and dangerous side effects of drugs have become the fourth main cause of death after infarction, cancer and apoplexy" (Journal of the American Medical Association, April 15, 1998)


Think about it.  Natural methods for healing include detoxifying, building the immune system and allowing the body to do the healing using plants and foods that are provided for us in abundance in nature.   Modern Medicine's approach to cancer is never to detoxify, but on the other hand, to douse the body with incalculable amounts of carcinogenic toxicity.  Am I the only one who thinks that this is incredibly backwards?  I side with the naturopaths, nutritionists and enlightened, responsible doctors who firmly believe that the human body can and will heal itself if it is given the right tools and conditions. I love this recent post by Celebrity Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder -  it's a must read!  Here's a quote from a brilliant man who was far ahead of his time: "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can cure the patient with food." - Hippocrates.  Just some food for thought. Click here for an alternative therapy.

Coming up soon: Chemicals in Body Care Products

Enjoy the Journey!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Benefits of Juicing

When I was a child, I remember my dad using an almond and brown colored juicer (back in the 70's) and juicing carrots.  I dreaded when he did this because I hated carrot juice!  I would drink it slowly and suffer through the ordeal.  The irony of this is now I've taken on my father's role and I'm juicing for myself and my family.  And oh, how I love juicing!  My mouth waters just thinking of it.  My dad wasn't very creative with combinations and just stuck to carrots, but the simple act of providing something nutritious for my sisters and me imprinted something very valuable in me.  I now look back on this childhood memory with gratitude.  My dad still juices to this day - he's even taken on green smoothies!  As long as I have breath, a juicer and some fruits and vegetables, you know I'll be juicing too!

I have been asked by friends, "So which is better, juicing or green smoothies?"  My answer is, "They both are great, do both." When starting a whole foods, plant based program, it has to be easy.  Because it takes all of ten minutes to prepare, green smoothies just naturally work best.  When you are ready to invest a lot more time, juicing is just second to none.  I always have a green smoothie or fresh juice in my fridge, sometimes both at the same time.

So here are some benefits of juicing:

Juicing is one of the best ways to consume a wide variety of fruits and vegetables

People naturally gravitate to certain fruits and vegetables.  The problem with this is that they do not expand beyond their comfort zone to get important nutrients from other produce.  Rotating vegetables and trying new things is a lot easier when you can drink them.  My children are not particularly fond of asparagus and beets, but they have them in veggie juices.  What is surprising to many is how good it can taste.  I fill my pitcher with 1/3 vegetables.  The next two thirds I fill with citrus fruits like oranges, grapefruit and maybe a couple of apples.  My husband and I drink it straight.  My kids, like to add in some orange juice to mask the flavor a little more.  Either way, they are getting much more nutrition than the average American child is.

Juicing is a great way to detoxify and heal the body

Juicing is very detoxifying.  Yes, getting fiber from green smoothies and whole foods is great, but sometimes it is also good to just saturate the body with life giving nutrients that are most bioavailable from juice. When a body has been weakened by the standard American diet and way of living, absorption becomes an issue.  People, myself included, can rush through a meal and not chew food properly for maximum benefit.  Juice is already predigested and 100% absorbable.  It is also concentrated nutrition.  There is no way I am going to sit down to a large platter of fruits of vegetables, it's just too much.  But I can have it very easily with a few glasses of juice.

Incredible things happen when you juice.  People lose weight very easily because they are getting so many nutrients; they don't have as many cravings or don't get as hungry was they would before juicing.  Also, since juice detoxifies the body, the fat that was storing the toxins can finally be released from the body.  If a whole, plant based food program is included while juicing, all sorts of ailments just disappear.  Also, juicing is excellent for building your blood, better skin tone, better hair, clearer thinking, etc., etc.  I have shared this clip from Dr. Young twice before.  Skip it if you have already seen it.  If you haven't, I urge you to take time to watch it now.  Excellent info!

Some important info to get started

Juicing is going to take some time.  It takes an hour for me to fill a pitcher of juice between prepping vegetables and fruit, dismantling juicer and clean up.  Some may say, "I work full time and just don't have the time."  Well, juice on the weekends.  Drink as much of the fresh juice as possible right after juicing.  Refrigerate and consume the next day's portion within 24 hours.  If you can get an airtight seal on your container of juice it will help to prevent oxidation.  Light also breaks down juice.  Get creative in covering your juice to block light.  Freeze the next portions in mason jars that will be used up in the week.  Some nutrients will be lost, but not all, in the freezing process.

Get a good juicer.  I have a centrifugal juicer which is not optimal.  I have my eye on a masticating Omega Juicer.  Slow masticating juicers do not heat up like centrifugal juicers.  Heat destroys nutrients and we don't want that after all the work we put into juicing.

Use as much organic produce as you can afford.  Clean produce that is free of chemicals will be better for your body.  I believe that organic produce also has more nutrients than conventional produce.

Here is a great site with excellent info on juicing.  Make sure you give juicing a fair shot.  Commit to juicing for at least a few weeks.  If you get detox symptoms, try to at least get over that hump.  I always feel great when I drink fresh juices.  I  get an energy boost and just generally feel pretty good about life.  Honestly, there must be some feel good endorphin producing chemicals in juice and raw food.  There is much to be sad about in this world, but I really feel pretty good most of the time.  Sometimes I feel like I'm top of the world.  I am going to say this at the risk of sounding like I've lost my marbles - I do at times feel a crazy vibration.  In talking to a friend of mine who is also a raw food nut, I learned that he has experienced the same thing.  Check out the previous link - turns out I'm not crazy!  This article mentions an electrical vibration that occurs at the cellular level.  (Although I do not agree with adding acidic animal products to my diet, I agree with most everything else in the article.)  For this reason it is advisable to not drink juice, take superfoods, or any other raw concentrated nutrition at bedtime.  Your cells get so jazzed and bouncy with all the nutrients and electrical energy they're receiving that they may decide to have a party and keep you up most of the night. 

Don't believe me?  If you doubt that the body can really experience such results, try it yourself and go mostly raw.  Take superfoods, drink green smoothies, eat sprouts and drink veggie juices!  Give it a good month or two before you come back to me to refute my claim!  You may or may not experience the buzz, but you will feel absolutely incredible and you won't be disappointed!

Enjoy the Jouney!