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    Today's Health Thought:

    “Often when you think you’re at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else.”
     
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    Food for Thought
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    Inspiration for Your Week


    The words you speak become the house you live in
     
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    I love fermented garlic, how you been Dale?
     
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    Common Phytonutrient More Effective Than Drug
    Quercetin, one of the most abundant and well-studied flavonoids in foods (especially superfoods), affects enzymes and genes that have a major impact on how you feel.

    Quercetin is most well-known for its ability to stabilize mast cells, which regulate allergic responses, innate and adaptive immunity, autoimmunity, and inflammation. Mast cells are the main mediator by which pathogens can affect the gut-brain axis.

    Mast cells produce the histamine and inflammatory cytokines that make you feel terrible during an allergic response, a cold, or a flu.

    Quercetin reduces the release of the fatigue-inducing histamine and cytokines involved in immune responses to pathogens and foods.

    A study published in Plos One found that quercetin is as effective as the drug cromolyn at inhibiting mast cell histamine release and more effective than cromolyn at blocking mast cell cytokine release.

    So if you have allergies, food sensitivities, autoimmunity, inflammation, "mast cell activation syndrome" quercetin is your friend, and you can get it right from foods and superfoods.

    Plus, it turns out that ... surprise, surprise ... the quercetin content of food is related to the health of the soil it is grown in, the time of harvest, and storage conditions.

    So foods that you grow yourself, pick at optimal harvest time, and eat fresh are far superior to foods you get from the store.


    The Quercetin Gut-Brain Health Connection
    Did you catch the part in the section above about how mast cells are the main mediator by which pathogens affect the gut-brain axis ... and how quercetin stabilizes mast cells and reduces the release of histamine and inflammatory cytokines?

    Overactive mast cells (such as in "mast cell activation syndrome") can cause gut-related symptoms like diarrhea and/or constipation, cramping, and discomfort ... not to mention brain fog and neuro-degeneration.

    So keep quercetin in mind as part of your overall strategy to maintain a happy gut-brain axis and manage inflammation in the body.

    As you know, every day more studies are showing how gut health impacts brain health and a broad range of conditions from heart disease to Alzheimers.
     
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    Miracle Max R.I.P.

    Posted by Dr. Patrick Jones on Nov 02, 2019

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    I got word this week that an old friend of mine passed away. Max was a Labrador retriever cross that came to me as a youngster years ago after suffering a horrific wound on his leg. He had three options, amputation, euthanasia...or a miracle. We opted for choice number three and depended on God's amazing herbs and Max's amazing, joyful love of life to pull him through.
    You can read the story Here.
    To this day I often find myself thinking about Miracle Max. He taught me some wonderful lessons about healing and the power of plants. The lessons learned from Max have blessed the lives of many hundreds of dogs, cats and humans who have suffered terrible wounds and have been able to follow the path he blazed to healing and happiness. We were all lucky to know him.
    Max was a singularly happy and loving fellow who never met a face that didn't need licking or a tennis ball that didn't need fetching. I was blessed to know him and will miss him. But I also cheer him on as he now journeys to a whole new world full of angels that need their faces washed. :0)
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    Today's Health Thought:

    All the money in the world can't buy you back good health.
     
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    Fantastic Jimi....hope your doing just as well yourself...!
     
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    I haven't but I do eat at least one onion every day and I've always had thick hair.:giggle:
    Onion juice works great for ear infections too;)
     
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    My hubs might put his foot down! When I took garlic when I was sick a while ago, he was like “it’s a good thing I love you!”
     
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    I know how you feel, everyone stays away from me cause I eat 10 cloves of garlic every day and always smell like it:giggle::rolleyes:
     
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    There’s a great film called “Secret Ingredients” by Jeffrey Smith about GMOs and organic. Goes into a lot of good topics.
     
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    If you have the link please post it;)
     
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    Food for Thought
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    One article two parts

    The Cancer Therapy So Effective They
    “Had” to Ban It from America

    They did it to protect you. Or so they said.

    Mind you, it’s a nutrient found in food that the FDA is “saving” you from!

    A nutrient that’s one of the most popular and best-established alternative cancer treatments yet discovered. It’s simple and highly effective, with cancer curing success clinically proven in studies by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute and the National Cancer Institute.

    So why on earth is it banned in America and many other places?

    Laetrile is the trade name of a nutrient that also goes by a number of other names -- B17, nitriliside, amygdalin, or sometimes, apricot kernels. It’s part of a large family of natural compounds known as cyanogenic glycosides. They’re found in high amounts in apricot seeds, among other nuts and seeds.

    Researchers report that Laetrile acts against tumors because cancer cells have 3000 times the level of beta-glucosidase enzymes found in healthy cells. When a cancer cell comes in contact with Laetrile, these enzymes break down the Laetrile molecule into hydrogen cyanide and benzaldehyde.

    The cyanide—yes, deadly cyanide-- destroys the cancer cell, while the benzaldehyde half of the molecule, when released, actually gives pain relief. Normal cells contain a different enzyme, called rhodenase, which renders Laetrile harmless. Thus, Laetrile only releases cyanide to kill cells when cancer is present, so it kills only cancer cells, not healthy cells.

    The FDA puts Laetrile in its crosshairs

    Over the last 50 years, the FDA has received numerous studies proving Laetrile’s safety and efficacy. Some of the research dates all the way back to 1921, when a British doctor discovered that members of a remote tribe that consumed diets high in Laetrile were virtually cancer-free.

    In the early 1950s, Dr. Ernst Krebs, Sr., M.D. and his son Ernst Jr. became the first American doctors to use Laetrile to treat cancer patients. Their success inspired other doctors, like Dr. John Richardson, to also use Laetrile to treat cancer patients. By the 1970s, Laetrile was a popular alternative cancer treatment in the United States.

    But remember, this is a naturally occurring substance that cannot be patented. So, it won’t surprise you to discover that as Laetrile rose in popularity, the FDA, on behalf of Big Pharma, worked tirelessly to discredit Laetrile’s success healing cancer.

    In fact, in the 1970s, the FDA opposed Laetrile testing – unless conducted by those with an agenda to disprove Laetrile’s efficacy. Then, on September 1, 1971, the FDA announced it had found “no acceptable evidence of therapeutic effect to justify clinical trials…”

    Consequently, Laetrile could no longer be promoted, sold, or even tested in the U.S.1

    Manufacturing the coverup

    From 1972 to 1977, Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan, who was a highly respected senior lab researcher with over 60 years of experience, meticulously studied Laetrile. From his research, Laetrile was found to:

    • stop metastasis (cancer spread)
    • improve general health
    • inhibit the growth of small tumors
    • relieve pain
    • prevent cancer cells from growing to begin with.
    The official report also stated, “Dr. Sugiura has never observed complete regression of the tumors in all his cosmic experience with other chemotherapeutic agents.”2

    To that point, Dr. Sugiura had published hundreds of scientific papers. A Russian cancer researcher famously quipped, “When Dr. Sugiura publishes, we know we don’t have to repeat the study, for we would obtain the same results he has reported.”

    When Dr. Sugiura’s report on Laetrile went public, the cancer drug cash flow was more seriously threatened by Laetrile than ever before. Nearly everyone within Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center and the FDA was bent on proving him wrong, come hell or high water.

    Fortunately, one group of Memorial Sloane-Kettering employees rose up in righteous indignation after discovering that their employer was stifling Dr. Sugiura’s results. They began circulating a series of open letters to the public under the name Second Opinion.

    That’s when Big Pharma lackeys doubled down, performing more rigged studies aimed at convincing the public that Laetrile didn’t work. In an interview with Science magazine, Laetrile’s opponents straight up admitted that their intent was not to advance science, test a possible cancer cure, or find the truth of the matter. It was to “answer the laetrilists.”

    A whopping 82% of patients helped!

    In 1978, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) launched a study to debunk the Laetrile movement once and for all.

    Of 93 available cases demonstrating that Laetrile was effective, the NCI rejected all but 22. Despite this, they still found that 18 out of 22 – a whopping 82%! – showed some kind of beneficial response.

    Very few “approved” anticancer drugs can come close to claiming that.

    Still, the NCI reported, “These results allow no definite conclusions supporting the anticancer activity of Laetrile.”3

    Regardless, by 1978, 70,000 American cancer patients had used it to help heal cancer. Among them were some famous Hollywood actors, like Steve McQueen.
     
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    Part Two

    The REAL story of Steve McQueen’s death

    In 1980, actor Steve McQueen made headlines when he traveled to Mexico for Laetrile and other untraditional cancer treatments.

    He died four months later, and the press had a field day telling Americans that Laetrile is a fraud.

    But they didn’t report the whole story. Here’s what they left out…

    McQueen was desperate for an effective cancer therapy after treatment in the U.S. proved unsuccessful. Laetrile did succeed against McQueen’s cancer, and only a non-cancerous abdominal tumor remained. (Remember, most tumors are a combo of cancer and non-cancerous tissue.)

    McQueen felt great, but decided to have the bulge removed for cosmetic reasons. He was, after all, an actor.

    He died of a complication from that surgery – not from cancer.

    Yet his cancer recovery was never reported… reinforcing Big Pharma's lie that Laetrile was just another crackpot theory.

    Brand-new research underway

    Though Laetrile was officially banned from the U.S., research continues in other countries.

    Recent studies show benefits – including one showing that it stops the proliferation, migration, and invasion of cancer cells. However, officially, animal studies failed to back that up, according to the National Cancer Institute.4

    Other recent studies suggest that Laetrile inhibits tumor cell migration, invasion, and adhesion… and, at higher doses, Laetrile also inhibits cancer cell growth in renal cell carcinoma, breast, bladder, prostate, and non-small cell lung cancers.5,6,7,8,9

    Other studies – mostly from Asia – conclude Laetrile is a relatively inexpensive and effective antitumor treatment with few side effects.

    Still, most reports you’ll find online claim that Laetrile is ineffective, if not downright dangerous. Not surprising, given the pressure applied to cover up alternative therapies of all kinds.

    This leaves you with two possibilities if you or a loved one would like to undergo Laetrile therapy:

    1. Travel to Mexico (one of the few places it’s available) to get Laetrile therapy in their cancer clinics, where it’s usually administered by injection.
    2. Eat foods that are high in amygdalin. Epidemiological studies show that where these foods are common, cancer rates are very low. Choice foods include:
    • Raw nuts – bitter almonds, raw almonds, and macadamia nuts
    • Veggies – carrots, celery, mung beans, lima beans, butter beans, and bean sprouts
    • Seeds – millet, flax, and buckwheat
    • Pits – from apples, apricots, plums, cherries, pears, and berries
    Here in the States, we usually throw away the fruit’s pit, which could be the most nutrient-rich part.

    In some places, it’s practically a national disgrace to throw the pit away. In the remote tribal area of the Hunza in Asia, if you toss a fruit’s pit, people will follow you, retrieve it, smack it to release the inner seed, and eat the seed.

    There’s virtually no cancer among the Hunza people. Their traditional diet contains about 200 times as much nitriliside (Laetrile) as the standard American diet. In fact, wealth there is defined by the number of apricot trees one owns! And the most prized food of all is – you guessed it – the apricot seed.

    If you don’t own your own trees, you can buy apricot seeds, or kernels, online. Perhaps better, buy fresh apricots and smack the hard pit to release the softer seed, then consume it. But it does require a lot of apricots to get a clinical dose.

    Answering the other “dire warning”

    One of the “dire warnings” the press loves to report is the risk of “cyanide poisoning” from eating apricot seeds, or kernels.

    Yes, apricot kernels produce small amounts of cyanide, which is believed to aid the remedy’s effectiveness against cancer.

    But a concocted, overblown, and inaccurate cyanide scare in 1972 dealt a severe blow to the idea of Laetrile as an effective and safe cancer treatment.

    As an aside, it’s one thing for a health agency to warn people against stupid actions – and quite another to deprive people of an excellent food that’s safe if ingested in a reasonable way.10

    Apricot seed grower and seller, Apricot Power, suggests these general guidelines for eating apricot seeds at home: Eat no more than three seeds per hour and no more than ten seeds per day. When injected, as Laetrile is used at cancer clinics, cyanide poisoning is barely even a remote possibility, because this method of administration bypasses the GI system.

    Patients on deathbeds live healthy for years

    If you want to learn more about the politics involved, we recommend you read the book World Without Cancer: The Story of Vitamin B17 by G. Edward Griffin, available here.

    This book details numerous case studies of patients who were on their deathbeds, were treated with Laetrile, and went on to live healthy, vibrant lives for many more years.

    If movies are more your thing, watch Second Opinion: Laetrile at Sloan Kettering
     
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    I’ll look for it, but I’m not sure I can post any links from my iPad. I’ll leave out the Apple gestapo comment.
     
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    My grandmother on my mom’s side tried to get this when I was a kid. Didn’t happen, and she ended up passing away.
     
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    That's a shame, I get them on line
     
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    Hello Community!
    As you may have seen in the Facebook group, this past week was my six-month check-in with my oncologist. Going back to the cancer center for any reason at all, whether for a scan or just a standard appointment, brings all the memories of diagnosis and treatment rushing back, and it is no fun. It doesn’t seem to matter how secure I feel in my health, because for a cancer survivor there is always that little bit of doubt, that voice in the back of our mind saying, what if? What if she feels or sees or hears something that makes her go “Hmmm”? What if there is a concern? What if it comes back? What if it IS back? The mind can go very quickly to the darkest of places, and even the anticipation of these feelings of worry can be enough to set off the anxiety monster

    When I posted about this in the Facebook group, one of our members commiserated and wondered if these feelings will ever go away or get better. I think over time they do get better, but completely go away? I have my doubts about that.

    Going through cancer and everything that comes with that, the tests and the treatment and the endless appointments, is a very visceral and traumatic experience. There are so many negative emotions tied up in that cancer center and those memories that I think the connection is indelible for me, immoveable. Those memories and therefore that fear will be there always I'm afraid, but as I was prompted to think about it this week, I began to wonder if that is entirely a bad thing.

    Thanks to cancer, I am a very firm believer in the idea that in order to get through the obstacles we are faced with, it is vital that we look for the positives and the lessons to be found in overcoming them. So, is there a positive to be found in this anxiety? I think so, and I think being aware of them makes it easier to release that emotion. The most obvious is that fear and anxiety keep us on track. People often ask me how it is that I can stick to my diet and not drink very much, and I always tell them that cancer is a great motivator. When I feel that flicker of anxiety when I'm thinking about ordering something I shouldn't or buying that bag of candy, it is the reminder I need to find my willpower. Because we fear cancer returning, that emotion is also a reminder that life is short and that we still want to be here. That in turn pushes us to live it fully, take chances, and pursue our dreams when we had thought them all but given up on.

    Sometimes, anxiety is just plain worrying and isn't serving a role, and that is when we can employ things like meditation, mindfulness, and exercise to break through it. But when we can, choosing to see the positive in it allows anxiety to stop being a monster and become a needed, if unpleasant, reminder of these things, which you can then acknowledge and much more easily release. It has done its job in that moment; it has brought your attention to whatever it is that needed attention, and now you can let it go. And that takes its power away.

    So, look for those positives and embrace whatever you can that your feelings bring you. Though the fear and anxiety may never fully go away, with time we'll spend more of our day thinking about life and less of it worrying over what might happen.

    Happy Healing ❤️
     
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    Today's Health Thought:

    It's no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society
     
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    What if everything you’ve been told about cancer was a lie?

    What if cancer’s TRUE treatments and preventions are ‘hiding in plain sight’ … in nature?

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    We’ve all got blinders on…

    It’s like we’re all listening to the same old radio station playing the same old CDs, over and over again. What most people don’t realize is that our “medical establishment” owns the CDs and the stations, so all we get to hear is what they want to tell us.

    Most of us aren’t even aware that other stations, and other music, exists.

    But it does!!

    We are so excited to announce that on November 13, we will be broadcasting the first episode of our latest cancer documentary. It’s called Eastern Medicine: Journey Through Asia.

    There are countless doctors, scientists, researchers, and cancer survivors that are all playing a very different tune than the one that we’ve been allowed to hear!

    In this documentary, you’ll discover many of these “hidden” tunes (truths) about cancer.

    It’s going to be a life-saving broadcast… so don’t delay! [​IMG]

    Watch the trailer and reserve your FREE spot today.

    We only wish that we had this information when Mom and Dad and all our family got sick (and died) from cancer...

    God Bless!
    ☼ Ty & Charlene ☼

    P.S. Ever wonder what your PERSONAL risk of cancer is? Take this 57 second quiz and find out...
     
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    On Monday, November 4, or early in the week, we are anticipating an announcement from the Trump Administration regarding FDA guidance about sales of flavored vapor products. According to recent reports, this guidance is expected to go as far as banning every flavor other than tobacco and menthol. In spite of years of communications from consumers and meetings with industry stakeholders, it is clear that officials remain unknowledgeable about how the vapor industry functions and what customers need.

    Two flavors will not sustain independent vapor retailers and
    will unnecessarily make vaping less attractive
    to people who want to switch away from smoking.



    The White House needs to hear from adult vapers and anyone who loves a vaper! A flavor ban won’t protect our children, but it will kill their parents.

    We need to
    Light Up The Switchboard
    At The White House!

    Ph: 202-456-1111
    (Comment Line)
    or
    202-456-1414
    (Switchboard)


    On your call:

    • The operator will likely ask where they can direct your call
    • Simply tell them that flavored vapor products saved your life,
    • Tobacco and Menthol aren't enough to save small businesses or help people quit smoking; and,
    • tell them “We Vape, We Vote.
    Be polite, be brief, and say thank you.
    Do you want timely alerts about this issue and information about how you can do more?
     
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    Your Alzheimer’s Risk by 65%


    Imagine if you could sharpen your memory and revitalize your brain just by sitting still.

    Simply relax, take a nap, listen to music, meditate, or watch a DVD. While you take it easy your brain and memory are automatically revitalized.

    Is this some futuristic medical device? In some ways, yes, but it’s based on techniques used for thousands of years.

    It’s the amazing health and memory benefits of the infrared sauna.

    Now clinical research shows that saunas have remarkable benefits to help you keep a sharp memory and a healthy brain for life.

    Clinical research shows that people who used a sauna from four to seven times a week slashed their risk of Alzheimer's disease by 65% compared to those who took one sauna per week.1 Even just one sauna a week cut Alzheimer’s risk by 20% compared to those who didn’t use saunas at all.”2

    If there were a drug that reduced Alzheimer’s by this much it would be front page news. Psychology Today magazine raved, “From a public health perspective, the latest Finnish report on the neuroprotective benefits of sauna use is a potential game changer.”3

    Sharpen Your Brain with More Blood Flow

    Saunas help open blood vessels. This allows more blood to nourish and detoxify brain cells.4 Saunas are even shown to reverse the cardiovascular disease that leads to strokes and heart attacks.

    A study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology showed that infrared saunas help open arteries and improve blood flow. 15 minutes in an infrared sauna each day for 14 days was shown to boost artery function by 40%.5 These benefits can help you significantly reduce the risk of dementia caused by strokes.

    Grow New Brain Cells

    Research also shows that saunas may help revitalize aging neurons and even grow new brain cells. Heat from saunas is shown to stimulate the production of BDNF (brain-derived neurotrophic factor).6,7 BDNF is a powerful growth hormone that researchers call “Miracle-GRO® for brain cells.”

    Other than eating right and getting enough exercise, it’s hard to think of any other thing that gives you so many health and longevity benefits as a sauna. Unlike diet and exercise, you don’t need boring workouts or self-denial.

    While you're revitalizing your brain, your entire body gets many other benefits.

    Lose Your Belly, Keep Your Brain

    People who are overweight have a 3.5 times greater risk of dementia, according to a 30-year study published in Neurology.8,9 In other words, lose weight and you’ll significantly boost your odds of keeping your memory sharp your whole life.

    But dieting and exercise are hard. What if there were an easier way to burn fat and calories?

    Infrared saunas have been clinically shown to dramatically aid in weight loss. A 2009 study showed that infrared saunas provide significant results in lowering weight and waist circumference after just three months of use.

    And for those who are sedentary due to medical conditions such as osteoarthritis, cardiovascular or respiratory problems, results were even more profound.10

    Burn up to 600 Calories While Sitting Still!

    According to information published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, infrared sauna sessions were shown to burn upwards of 600 calories. During a sauna weight loss session, your core temperature increases and your body works hard to cool itself. While using an infrared sauna, there is a substantial increase in blood flow, heart rate, cardiac output, and metabolic rate, causing the body to burn more calories.11

    Part Two of this article next month will show you how saunas can help protect you from memory-robbing toxins, relieve pain, prevent heart attacks, and other important health benefits.

    You can try an infrared sauna at a local health club, spa, or massage therapist. A typical fee is $30-$45 per 30-minute session. I also recommend purchasing one yourself. (It’s always important to talk to your physician before beginning sauna therapy.)

    I have an infrared sauna in my home, and it’s one of the best purchases I ever made. It’s especially nice during the winter months if you live in a cold climate.

    An excellent, cutting-edge manufacturer is Sunlighten, offering clinically backed 3-in-1 infrared and full-spectrum saunas with a simple plug-and-heat design for easy home installation. Visit their website or call 1-888-413-0166. Another reputable (albeit more expensive) brand is TheraSauna. Infrared saunas, with their myriad health benefits, are definitely an at-home therapy option worth checking out.
     
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    Ack, I want one of these but we’d have to get a bigger place. :cry:
     
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