Indeed, Jimi....especially fermented Garlic.....5 Ways Fermented Foods Reduce Risk of Cancer
An organic diet rapidly reduces pesticide exposure
Katherine Martinko feistyredhair
February 26, 2019
Public Domain Unsplash
When four American families switched to all-organic diets for a week, the results were dramatic.
A new study has found that switching to an organic diet drastically reduces pesticides in the human body within six days. The peer-reviewed study, published in Environmental Research, looked at a broader range of pesticides, not just organophosphates, which are the most commonly studied. It attempts to fill the knowledge gap regarding the effects of pyrethroids and neonicotinoids, the use of which is increasing worldwide.
Four mixed-race families participated in the study, located in different parts of the U.S. – Baltimore, Atlanta, Oakland, and Minneapolis. Family members provided urine samples prior to the trial, then switched to an all-organic diet. Within six days, new urine samples revealed a significant drop in the amount of residual pesticides in their bodies.
The biggest decrease was in organophosphates, a class of nerve agent pesticides. From the executive summary: "The metabolites for malathion (MDA) and chlorpyrifos (TCPy) decreased 95 and 61 percent respectively." These pesticides are known neurotoxins and have been linked to autism, attention disorders, learning disabilities, and reduced IQ. They are so harmful that scientists have called for a full ban.
The next most significant drop (83 percent) was in neonicotinoids. These are commonly found in baby foods, associated with endocrine disruption, and linked to widespread pollinator and insect losses.
Pyrethroid pesticides decreased by half. These pesticides are associated with endocrine disruption, adverse neurodevelopment, immunological and reproductive effects, increased risk of Parkinson’s disease, and damage to sperm DNA.
Lastly, levels of 2,4-D dropped by 37 percent. 2,4-D is one of two ingredients in the notorious defoliant Agent Orange, and is a commonly used pesticide in the U.S.
Friends of the Earth (used with permission)
It was an exciting discovery to make. We know that eating organic food improves health, but to see it have such a dramatic and rapid effect on health is encouraging. Study co-author Kendra Klein said in a press release that organic clearly works and everyone should have access to it:
") left top no-repeat; text-shadow: rgba(255, 255, 255, 0.8) 2px 2px 0px;">
"Farmers and farmworkers growing our nation’s food and the rural communities they live in have a right not to be exposed to chemicals linked to cancer, autism and infertility. And the way we grow food should protect, not harm, our environment. We urgently need our elected leaders to support our farmers in making healthy organic food available for all."
As the video below states, "Pesticides are poisons. And they're designed to be poisons." This is not what we want coating the fruits and vegetables we feed our families, nor is it safe for the farm workers who grow those crops and neighboring communities.
In light of the findings, Friends of the Earth (which was involved in the study) is calling on people to take action and ask Congress to support sustainable organic agriculture. We know it's possible; organic farmers prove daily that abundant food can be grown and harvested without the help of dangerous chemicals, but the influence of the pesticide companies must be broken first. Sign the petition here.
Don't underestimate the power of your consumer choices, either. Buy organic food for your family whenever possible. Sign up for a CSA share to make it more affordable, or ask for seconds at the farmer's market. Buy frozen organic produce if it's cheaper, and consult the EWG's Dirty Dozen list that ranks popular produce from most contaminated to cleanest.
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.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:
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
- stop metastasis (cancer spread)
- improve general health
- inhibit the growth of small tumors
- relieve pain
- prevent cancer cells from growing to begin with.
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.
Ack, I want one of these but we’d have to get a bigger place.Relax, Enjoy, and Cut
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.