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NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY: CELLS RESPOND TO OUR THOUGHTS.

QUOTES-CO/NEGATIVITY – THE CELLS IN YOUR BODY REACT TO EVERYTHING YOUR MIND SAYS. Image

NEW SCIENTIFIC STUDY: CELLS RESPOND TO OUR THOUGHTS.

Thanks to Dr Candice Bert (former Chief of Molecular Biology of the National Institute for Health) we are beginning to understand the mind, the body and the spirit (if you want to call it this way). Years ago, she discovered the endorphines and, consequently, the neuropeptides, currently being studied by hundreds and thousands of scientists.

She was the first one who was able to demonstrate that our thoughts, feelings, emotions and wishes immediately transform into a molecule.

One way to project our thoughts and emotions to our reality is by visualizing them. Believing means creating. We are creators of our own reality. All we have in our lives is the product of what we have in our minds. If you don’t believe it, try to change your thought patterns and see what happens…

Read more at http://www.blogcatalog.com/discuss/entry/new-scientific-study-cells-respond-to-our-thoughts-can-our-dreams-come-true#bzuAfPAmCWcUKGsM.99

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5 NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR UPSET STOMACH

HEALTH / STOMACH – ACHE  

5 NATURAL SOLUTIONS FOR UPSET STOMACH

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It should come as no surprise that in times without pink Pepto Bismol or fizzy Alka Seltzer, there indeed were natural stomach ache remedies, whether the cause be from poor digestion, lack of proper digestive enzymes, or eating a questionable meal. There can be many underlying reasons for a belly ache, including a hiatal hernia and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), but don’t worry – there are natural remedies for these discomforts.

Here are 5 natural stomach ache remedies to replace your pharmaceutical solutions.

5 Natural Stomach Ache Remedies

  • 1. Fennel Seeds – These seeds have been used by numerous cultures for centuries to aid digestion and prevent bloating and gas. They are rich in magnesium, and also act as an antacid and breathe freshener. They also stimulate bile production in the liver, so you can start to rid the body of any unwanted fats in the meals you consume.
  • 2. Peppermint Oil Belly Rub – As said by some people on EarthClinic, peppermint oil can ease bowel spasms, as well as refresh a tired mind (which often happens after over-eating). Mentha Peperita (another name for peppermint) is also full of vitamins A and C, offers Omega 3 fatty acids, and contains potassium, manganese, iron, magnesium, copper, and calcium. Used as an expectorant or rubbed on the belly to ease stomach cramps and digestive discomfort, peppermint oil is excellent for curing an upset stomach.
  • 3. Alfalfa – This herb, also called Lucerne is derived from a legume much like a pea. It can aid in digestion greatly due to the high number of digestive enzymes it contains.
  • 4. Comfrey Root – The bulk of comfrey root works in the intestines to help clear out remnants of digested food, and its mucilage even helps to heal ulcers. Comfrey root can also help destroy intestinal parasites. But comfrey helps with more than just digestion. It is also an emollient, a refrigerant (meaning it alleviates fever or thirst), a diuretic (by helping to stimulate the kidneys), a demulcent (it smoothes the mucous membranes on contact). It can help heal skin wounds and help to stop excessive bleeding. Its one herb that helps with belly aches, and a hundred other things.
  • 5. Go For a Walk to Aid Digestion – When you eat a big meal, walking it off can be one of the best things you can do to aid digestion and prevent stomach aches. It can be a brief walk, but make it brisk, so that you can still breathe easily while ambling along.

Of course there are many, many more stomach ache remedies out there. So don’t forget to share which home remedies for upset stomach you’ve had success with and which ones haven’t worked for you. Everyone is a bit different!

http://naturalsociety.com/5-natural-stomach-ache-remedies-solutions-upset-stomach/#ixzz2UV2QSPxD 

THE WONDERS OF HERBAL TEAS

TEA – HERBAL TEA PIC 

THE WONDERS OF HERBAL TEAS

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Drinking tea isn’t just something you do at lunchtime. The British have been drinking it religiously for hundreds of years, people in the Far East even longer. But tea is not just any other liquid to help quench your thirst. Many herbal teas are known to have far-reaching healing powers.

The health benefits of herbal teas are wide ranging and all natural, helping with everything from acid reflux to irregular blood sugar, stomach cramps to depression.

Herbal teas and their healing powers

Burdock Tea

Burdock tea has long been known for its power to regulate blood sugar. Patients with liver problems have been frequently advised by their physicians to drink burdock tea regularly, as a preventative measure.

Chamomile Tea

This is one of the most popular of all the herbal teas. Chamomile helps with various stomach ailments like acid reflux (heartburn). It has also been known to help deal with anxiety and nervous conditions as well. Others even go so far as to claim it can help with the common cold. Chamomile has been a favorite of tea drinkers for years as a relaxant just before bedtime.

Damiana Tea

Damiana has been touted as an aid to those who suffer from depression. It also serves as a diuretic and a stimulant. Herbal teas like damania and other teas derived from dandelion flowers work well as expectorants, and improve the overall functioning of the liver.

Fennel Tea

Fennel teas are well known for helping with stomach cramps. But what many people don’t know is that fennel also helps with actually putting on weight, and are prescribed by many doctors of cancer patients. Fennel tea has been known to help increase appetite in those who drink it.

Ginger Tea

Ginger tea is very useful in helping those with flu or cold-like symptoms. It is also beneficial for those with allergies, increasing the blood flow and clearing minor blockages. Many allergy doctors recommend the use of ginger tea to their patients for use every day.

Green Tea

This may be the most famous of all the teas. In recent years, green tea has been everywhere, and nowadays you see it in most every big-box and grocery store. The healing properties of green tea are many, and wide ranging. This tea has been known to:

• Increase blood flow

• Fight the flu virus

• Lower blood sugar

• Lower cholesterol

• Fight bacterial infections

• Work as a strong anti-oxidant

Hawthorne Tea

Hawthorne tea is known to help in cleansing the blood and lowering overall blood sugar levels. It is also known to help with complications of the liver and is famous for being fast-acting.

Lemon-balm Tea

Known for its abilities in dealing with many types of stomach problems, as well as helping to lift the moods of those who drink it regularly.

Rosemary Tea

This flavorful tea helps improve circulation while easing joint pains and headaches. It also contains antiseptic properties so can be used as a mouthwash to alleviate ulcers and to gargle with to help relieve sore throats.

http://www.naturalnews.com/040501_herbal_teas_healing_natural_remedies.html#ixzz2UUwM9CuB

RADISH TO REDUCE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS.

HEALTH / RADISH

RADISH TO REDUCE RESPIRATORY PROBLEMS. 

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The therapeutic benefits of radish juice on the respiratory tract are countless. Due to its high content of vitamin C, B, and other minerals, it is beneficial for its anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and antiviral effects.

Radish juice is effective for relieving respiratory disorders, including cold, flu, cough, asthma, bronchitis and many other lung problems. Add just a little of it into your juice and see its marvelous healing effect.

RECIPE:

– 1 carrot
– 1 green apple
– 2 oranges
– 2-3 small radish
– ¼ lemon

CAUTION: Radish may be a little strong and pungent, so use smaller amount if you don’t like pungent.

Health Benefits of Radish (Daikon)

GRAPEFRUIT TONIC: HEAVENLY TASTE.

HEALTH / GRAPEFRUIT – DRINK (WORDPRESS)

GRAPEFRUIT TONIC: HEAVENLY TASTE. 

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A heavenly combo that will awaken your taste buds. A mixture of sweet, bitter, sour, savory, tangy with a little pungent kick … simply to remind you that LIFE is GREAT!!

– 1 grapefruit
– 1 pear
– 1 green apple
– 1 rib of celery
– A few leaves of mint
– A thumb-sized ginger root

Enjoy!

NOTE:

If you’re on any medication, DO NOT consume grapefruit or its juice as it may interfere with the metabolism of the drugs.

THE LATEST WEAPON IN THE WAR ON CANCER: HONEY BEES.

FAB / BEE – HONEYCOMB

THE LATEST WEAPON IN THE WAR ON CANCER: HONEY BEES. 

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Propolis, the “caulk” honeybees use to patch holes in their hives, has been used as a natural remedy since ancient times, treating ills ranging from sore throats and burns to allergies.

New research has revealed another exciting use for this seemingly miraculous substance, this time in the fight against cancer.

Propolis Slows Tumor Growth

Propolis has a number of well-known therapeutic properties, including potent antioxidant and anti-microbial action, and healing, analgesic, anesthetic, and anti-inflammatory properties. In the hive, bees use it as a disinfectant against bacteria and viruses, helping to seal cracks and “embalm” invaders that are too large to carry out.

It’s been used for thousands of years in folk medicine, but despite its plethora of active components, research on this compound, and therefore its modern medical uses, is limited.

Researchers from the University of Chicago Medical Center, intrigued by propolis’ anti-cancer potential, decided to look at one of its bioactive components, caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), and its impact on human prostate cancer cells.

In cells grown in a lab, even small doses of CAPE slowed the growth of tumor cells. And when low oral doses were given to mice with prostate tumors, tumor growth slowed by 50 percent! What’s more, feeding CAPE to mice daily caused the tumors to stop growing, although they returned when the CAPE was removed from their diets.

This suggests the propolis compound works by impacting signaling networks that control cancerous cell growth, rather than by killing the cells directly. However, there are at least four studies on propolis’ apoptotic properties, indicating that technically it is capable of directly killing cancer cells, including prostate cancer, melanoma and more, as well.

This is not the first time propolis has shown promise in treating cancer. In 2009, propolis was found to suppress the growth of neurofibromatosis-associated tumors (tumors on nerve tissue) by blocking PAK1 signaling. Researchers noted:

“Since more than 70% of human cancers such as breast and prostate cancers require the kinase PAK1 for their growth, it is quite possible that GPE [green propolis extract] could be potentially useful for the treatment of these cancers, as is Bio 30 [a CAPE-based propolis extract].”

Propolis Has Powerful Immune-Modulating, Anti-Inflammatory Properties

What makes natural compounds so exciting, and often so powerful, is that they don’t simply exhibit one therapeutic action the way, say, most drugs work. Instead, they contain numerous bioactive components that may exert dozens of beneficial actions within your body. This appears to be the case with propolis, which has been found to play a role in over 80 conditions, including:

Writing in Clinical Reviews in Allergy and Immunology, researchers expanded on some of propolis’ potential effects:

“Propolis, a waxy substance produced by the honeybee, has been adopted as a form of folk medicine since ancient times. It has a wide spectrum of alleged applications including potential anti-infection and anticancer effects. Many of the therapeutic effects can be attributed to its immunomodulatory functions. The composition of propolis can vary according to the geographic locations from where the bees obtained the ingredients.

Two main immunopotent chemicals have been identified as caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) and artepillin C. Propolis, CAPE, and artepillin C have been shown to exert summative immunosuppressive function on T lymphocyte subsets but paradoxically activate macrophage function.

On the other hand, they also have potential antitumor properties by different postulated mechanisms such as suppressing cancer cells proliferation via its anti-inflammatory effects; decreasing the cancer stem cell populations; blocking specific oncogene signaling pathways; exerting antiangiogenic effects; and modulating the tumor microenvironment.

The good bioavailability by the oral route and good historical safety profile makes propolis an ideal adjuvant agent for future immunomodulatory or anticancer regimens.”

Protein Intake Also Crucial for Cancers

Earlier this month I interviewed Dr. Ron Rosedale for several hours. He is one of the first physicians in the U.S. that started measuring leptin levels clinically and was far ahead of the curve on this one. In our interview, he helped me understand the major importance that excessive protein intake can have on cancer growth.

The mTOR pathway is short for mammalian target of rapamycin. This pathway is ancient but relatively recently appreciated and has only been known for less than 20 years. Odds are very high your doctor was never taught this is medical school and isn’t even aware of it. Many new cancer drugs are actually being targeted to use this pathway. Drugs using this pathway have also been given to animals to radically extend their lifespan. But you don’t have to use drugs to get this pathway to work for you.

You can biohack your body and merely restrict your protein intake and replace the decreased protein with healthy fats as this will provide virtually identical benefits as these dangerous and expensive drugs.

Eating excessive protein can be an additional synergistically powerful mechanism. Dr. Rosedale believes that when you consume protein in levels higher than one gram of protein per kilogram of LEAN body mass you can activate the mTOR pathway, which will radically increase your risk of cancers. It is very easy to consume excess protein and my guess is that most people reading this are. I know I was, and as a result of this new insight I have reduced my protein intake by about half.

To determine your lean body mass find out your percent body fat and subtract from 100. So if you are 20% body fat you would have 80% lean body mass. Just multiply that times your current weight to get lean body mass. For most people this means restricting protein intake from 35 to 75 grams. Pregnant women and those working out extensively need about 25% more protein though.

Of course when you reduce protein you need to replace it with other calories, so the key is to replace the lost calories with high-quality fats such as avocados, butter, coconut oil, olives, olive oil, nuts and eggs. It is also very helpful to avoid eating anything for three hours before going to bed as this allows you to have relatively low blood sugars while you are sleeping. This is another good trick to move your body to fat burning mode.

Nearly everyone is primarily in carb burning mode because of the amount of carbohydrate content that they consume. The beauty of shifting over to fat burning mode is that it virtually eliminates hunger. Intermittent fasting is one way to help achieve this, but radically cutting back on non-vegetable carbs is also very important. Coconut oil is particularly useful to use in making the transition to fat burning mode as it is primarily short and medium chain fats which break down very quickly and can be used as an energy source which is important for countering the decreased energy and other physical challenges that many encounter in the several weeks it typically takes to make the transition to fat burning mode .

Other Natural Remedies Also Show Cancer Promise

One of the reasons why conventional cancer treatment is such a dismal failure in the United States is because it relies on chemotherapy. Chemotherapy drugs are, by their very nature, extremely toxic and typically work against your body’s natural ability to fight cancer, e.g. destroying host immunity instead of supporting it.

One of the biggest drawbacks to chemotherapy is the fact that it destroys healthy cells throughout your body right along with cancer cells, a “side effect” that often leads to accelerated death, not healing.

Another devastating side effect of chemotherapy is the way it actually supports the more chemo-resistant and malignant cell subpopulations within tumors (e.g. cancer stem cells), both killing the more benign cells and/or quiescent cells within the tumor that keep it slow-growing, or even harmless.

As a result, this unleashes a more aggressive, treatment-resistant type of cancer to wreak havoc on your body.

Like propolis, a handful of natural compounds have been discovered that show promise for treating cancer without such toxic effects. Some of these even exhibit an effect called “selective cytotoxicity,” which means they are able to kill cancer cells while leaving healthy cells and tissue unharmed, and even benefited one such compound is bromelain, an enzyme that can be extracted from pineapple stems. Research published in the journal Planta Medica found that bromelain was superior to the chemotherapy drug 5-fluorauracil in treating cancer in an animal study.

Researchers stated:

“This antitumoral effect [of bromelain] was superior to that of 5-FU [5-fluorouracil], whose survival index was approximately 263 %, relative to the untreated control.”

What makes this impact particularly impressive is that the bromelain worked without causing additional harm to the animals. The chemo drug 5-fluorauracil, on the other hand, has a relatively unsuccessful and dangerous track record despite being used for nearly 40 years. Selective cytotoxicity is indeed a property that is only found among natural compounds; no chemotherapy drug yet developed is capable of this effect. Aside from bromelain, other examples of natural compounds that have been found to kill cancer cells without harming healthy cells include:

Vitamin C: Dr. Ronald Hunninghake carried out a 15-year research project called RECNAC (cancer spelled backwards). His groundbreaking research in cell cultures showed that vitamin C was selectively cytotoxic against cancer cells.

Eggplant extract: Solasodine rhamnosyl glycosides (BEC), which are a class of compounds extracted from plants of the Solanaceae family, such as eggplant, tomato, potato, Bell peppers, and tobacco, can also impact only cancerous cells leaving normal cells alone. Eggplant extract cream appears to be particularly useful in treating skin cancer . Dr. Bill E. Cham, a leading researcher in this area, explains:

“The mode of action of SRGs [glycoalkaloids solasodine rhamnosy glycosides (BEC)] is unlike any current antineoplastic [anti-tumor] agent. Specific receptors for the SRGs present only on cancer cells but not normal cells are the first step of events that lead to apoptosis in cancer cells only, and this may explain why during treatment the cancer cells were being eliminated and normal cells were replacing the killed cancer cells with no scar tissue being formed.”

Turmeric (Curcumin Extract): Of all the natural cancer fighters out there, this spice has been the most intensely researched for exhibiting selective cytotoxicity.6 Remarkably, in a 2011 study published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, rats administered curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric, saw a decrease in experimentally-induced brain tumors in 9 out of 11 treated, while noting that the curcumin did not affect the viability of brain cells “suggesting that curcumin selectively targets the transformed [cancerous] cells .”

Natural Strategies for Cancer Prevention

When it comes to cancer and other chronic diseases, effective prevention trumps progressive treatments in my eyes. I believe you can virtually eliminate your risk of ever developing cancer (and radically improve your chances of recovering from cancer if you currently have it) by following some relatively simple risk reduction strategies — all of which help promote a healthful biological environment in which your cells can thrive and combat disease naturally.

Optimize your vitamin D levels.

Reduce or eliminate your processed food, fructose and grain carbohydrate intake.

Control your fasting insulin and leptin levels. Normalizing your insulin levels is one of the most powerful physical actions you can take to lower your risk of cancer, and improved insulin and leptin control is the natural outcome of reducing or eliminating fructose, grains, and processed foods from your diet.

Normalize your ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fats by taking a high-quality krill oil and reducing your intake of most processed vegetable oils.

Get regular exercise. One of the primary ways exercise lowers your risk for cancer is by reducing elevated insulin levels, which creates a low sugar environment that discourages the growth and spread of cancer cells, which thrive on sugar-based metabolism (anaerobic glycolysis). Controlling insulin levels is one of the most powerful ways to reduce your cancer risks. Additionally, exercise improves the circulation of immune cells in your blood. Your immune system is your first line of defense against everything from minor illnesses like a cold right up to devastating, life-threatening diseases like cancer.

The trick about exercise, though, is understanding how to use it as a precise tool. This ensures you are getting enough to achieve the benefit, not too much to cause injury, and the right variety to balance your entire physical structure and maintain strength and flexibility, and aerobic and anaerobic fitness levels. If you have limited time, high-intensity Peak Fitness exercises are your best bet but ideally you should have a good strength-training program as well.

Get regular, good-quality sleep.

Reduce your exposure to environmental toxins like pesticides, household chemical cleaners, synthetic air fresheners and air pollution.

Limit your exposure and provide protection for yourself from EMF produced by cell phone towers, base stations, cell phones and WiFi stations. On May 31, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), declared that cell phones are “possibly carcinogenic to humans.”

Avoid frying or charbroiling your food. Boil, poach or steam your foods instead.

Have a tool to permanently reprogram the neurological short-circuiting that can activate cancer genes. Even the CDC states that 85 percent of disease is caused by emotions. It is likely that this factor may be more important than all the other physical ones listed here, so make sure this is addressed. Energy psychology seems to be one of the best approaches and my particular favorite tool, as you may know, is the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) .
Eat at least one-third of your diet in the form of raw food.

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/11/24/honey-bees-for-cancer-treatment.aspx

HOW TO BREAK DOWN PESTICIDES IN YOUR BODY.

HEALTH / FERMENTED FOODS

HOW TO BREAK DOWN PESTICIDES IN YOUR BODY. 

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Most of us have eaten commercially-grown fruits and vegetables at some point in our lives and they are laden with pesticides. If you can afford it, always go with organic.

Pesticides, once ingested, get stored in the fats and stay in the body for a long time until we do an extended detox fast and melt those fats.

Short of an extended juice detox, a good way to break down these pesticides is by employing the “army” in our gut flora. Feed the beneficial bacteria with the right foods that will strengthen and repopulate them … using FERMENTED (or CULTURED) food and beverage. A healthy gut flora will help to break down these pesticides.

In every culture, there is one or more fermented food and beverage that people use to keep their gut flora healthy. Some examples are kimchi by the Koreans, sauerkraut by the Germans, yogurt, kombucha, kefir, apple cider vinegar, etc. Home-made is best. AVOID commercially-made ones as they are FULL of SODIUM!!

What other fermented foods/beverages do YOU consume or know of?

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