1. Fresh lemon grass fields in Israel become Mecca for cancer patients by Allison Kaplan Sommer, April 02 2006
A drink with as little as one gram of lemon grass contains enough citral to prompt cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube. Israeli researchers find way to make cancer cells self-destruct - Ben Gurion University.
At first, Benny Zabidov, an Israeli agriculturalist who grows greenhouses full of lush spices on a pastoral farm in Kfar Yedidya in the Sharon region, couldn't understand why so many cancer patients from around the country were showing up on his doorstep asking for fresh lemon grass. It turned out that their doctors had sent them."They had been told to drink eight glasses of hot water with fresh lemon grass steeped in it on the days that they went for their radiation and chemotherapy treatments," Zabidov told ISRAEL21c. "And this is the place you go to Israel for fresh lemon grass.”
It all began when researchers at Ben Gurion University of the Negev discovered last year that the lemon aroma in herbs like lemon grass kills cancer cells in vitro, while leaving healthy cells unharmed. The research team was led by Dr. Rivka Ofir and Prof. Yakov Weinstein, incumbent of the Albert Katz Chair in Cell-Differentiation and Malignant Diseases, from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at BGU.Citral is the key component that gives the lemony aroma and taste in several herbal plants such as lemon grass (Cymbopogon citratus), melissa (Melissa officinalis) and verbena (Verbena officinalis.)According to Ofir, the study found that citral causes cancer cells to "commit suicide: using apoptosis, a mechanism called programmed cell death." A drink with as little as one gram of lemon grass contains enough citral to prompt the cancer cells to commit suicide in the test tube.The BGU investigators checked the influence of the citral on cancerous cells by adding them to both cancerous cells and normal cells that were grown in a petri dish. The quantity added in the concentrate was equivalent to the amount contained in a cup of regular tea using one gram of lemon herbs in hot water. While the citral killed the cancerous cells, the normal cells remained unharmed. The findings were published in the scientific journal* Planta Medica*, which highlights research on alternative and herbal remedies.
Shortly afterwards, the discovery was featured in the popular Israeli press. Why does it work? Nobody knows for certain, but the BGU scientists have a theory."In each cell in our body, there is a genetic program which causes programmed cell death. When something goes wrong, the cells divide with no control and become cancer cells. In normal cells, when the cell discovers that the control system is not operating correctly - for example, when it recognizes that a cell contains faulty genetic material following cell division - it triggers cell death," explains Weinstein. "This research may explain the medical benefit of these herbs."
The success of their research led them to the conclusion that herbs containing citral may be consumed as a preventative measure against certain cancerous cells. As they learned of the BGU findings in the press, many physicians in Israel began to believe that while the research certainly needed to be explored further, in the meantime it would be advisable for their patients, who were looking for any possible tool to fight their condition, to try to harness the cancer-destroying properties of citral. That's why Zabidov's farm - the only major grower of fresh lemon grass in Israel - has become a pilgrimage destination for these patients. Luckily, they found themselves in sympathetic hands. Zabidov greets visitors with a large kettle of aromatic lemon grass tea, a plate of cookies, and a supportive attitude. "My father died of cancer, and my wife's sister died young because of cancer," said Zabidov. "So I understand what they are dealing with. And I may not know anything about medicine, but I'm a good listener. And so they tell me about their expensive painful treatments and what they've been through. I would never tell them to stop being treated, but it's great that they are exploring alternatives and drinking the lemon grass tea as well.” Zabidov knew from a young age that agriculture was his calling.
At age 14, he enrolled in the Kfar Hayarok Agricultural high school. After his army service, he joined an idealistic group which headed south, in the Arava desert region, to found a new moshav (agricultural settlement) called Tsofar. "We were very successful; we raised fruits and vegetables, and," he notes with a smile, "We raised some very nice children."
On a trip to Europe in the mid-80s, he began to become interested in herbs. Israel, at the time, was nothing like the trend-conscious cuisine-oriented country it is today, and the only spices being grown commercially were basics like parsley, dill, and coriander.
Wandering in the Paris market, looking at the variety of herbs and spices, Zabidov realized that there was a great export potential in this niche. He brought samples back home with him, "which was technically illegal," he says with a guilty smile, to see how they would grow in his desert greenhouses. Soon, he was growing basil, oregano, tarragon, chives, sage, marjoram and melissa, and mint just to name a few.
His business began to outgrow his desert facilities, and so he decided to move north, settling in the moshav of Kfar Yedidya, an hour and a half north of Tel Aviv. He is now selling "several hundred kilos" of lemon grass per week, and has signed with a distributor to package and put it in health food stores. Zabidov has taken it upon himself to learn more about the properties of citral, and help his customers learn more, and has invited medical experts to his farm to give lectures about how the citral works and why. He also felt a responsibility to know what to tell his customers about its use. "When I realized what was happening, I picked up the phone and called Dr. Weinstein at Ben-Gurion University, because these people were asking me exactly the best way to consume the citral. He said to put the loose grass in hot water, and drink about eight glasses each day."Zabidov is pleased by the findings, not simply because it means business for his farm, but because it might influence his own health. Even before the news of its benefits was demonstrated, he and his family had been drinking lemon grass in hot water for years, "just because it tastes good."
2) Ginger, The Cancer Killer. By John Susan Saradon.
The powerful healing effects of ginger have been well documented. It's a proven remedy for upset stomach. Reams of studies show that it inhibits inflammation. And there is substantial evidence that it fights cancer, too.
For instance, a recent University of Michigan study showed that when ginger was added to ovarian cancer cells in the laboratory, it caused the cancer cells to self-destruct (a process known as "apoptosis"). In a separate study at the University of Minnesota, researchers injected colon cancer cells into mice that were bred to have no immune system.
Half of these mice were routinely fed gingerol, the main active component in ginger. The researchers found that the mice that were fed gingerol lived longer, their tumors were smaller, and the cancer did not spread as widely as in the control group.
With all these health benefits, you should be using ginger as often as you can. The best way I've found to get a healthy serving of ginger is to juice it.
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3. Nutritional facts about okra (lady finger)
From the research of Ms. Sylvia Zook, Ph.D nutrition, University of Illinois - okra is a powerful house of valuable nutrients, nearly half of which is soluble fiber in the form of gums and pectins. Soluble fiber helps to lower serum cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease. The other half is insoluble fiber which helps to keep the intestinal tract healthy, decreasing the risk of some forms of cancer, especially colon-rectal cancer.About 10% of the recommended levels of vitamins B6 and folic acid is also present in a half cup of cooked okra. Okra is a rich source of many nutrients, including fiber, vitamin B6 and folic acid.Okra Nutrition (half-cup cooked)
These numbers should be used as guideline only.
-Calories: 25-Dietary fiber: 2 gm
-Protein: 1.5 gm
-Carbohydrates: 5.8 gm
-Vitamin A: 460 IU-Vitamin C: 13 mg
-Folic acid: 36.5 microgram
-Calcium: 50 mg-Iron: 0.4 mg
-Potassium: 256 mg
-Magnesium: 46 mgMs.
Sylvia Zook, has very kindly provided the many benefits of this vegetable.
* The superior fiber found in okra helps to stabilize blood sugar as it curbs the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.
* Okra's mucilage not only binds cholesterol but bile acid carrying toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver.Many alternative health practitioners believe all diseases begin in the colon. The okra fiber, absorbing water and ensuring bulk stools, helps prevent constipation. Fiber in general is helpful for this but okra is one of the best, along with ground flax seed and psyllium. Okra's mucilage soothes and facilitates elimination of the intestinal tract comfortably by its slippery characteristic many people abhor. In other words, this incredibly valuable vegetable not only binds excess cholesterol and toxins (in bile acid) which cause numerous health problems, if not evacuated but assures easy passage from the body. The veggie is completely non-toxic, non-habit forming (except for those who greatly enjoy eating it), has no adverse side effects, is full of nutrients, and is economically within reach of most.
* Contributing to the health of the intestinal tract, okra fibers feed the good bacteria (probiotics).
* To retain most of okra's nutrients and self-digesting enzymes, it should be cooked as little as possible with low heat or lightly steamed.
Take one piece of okra (Lady Finger) and cut both ends and divide into 3 smaller pieces. Also make a slit in the middle of each piece and put these in a glass of water.
Cover the glass and keep it at room temperature for the night. Early morning, before breakfast simply remove the okra (Lady Finger) from the glass and drink the water.
Keep doing it on daily basis. Within two weeks, you will see the remarkable results in reduction of your Blood Sugar Level.
4. The magic in mushrooms.
They are essentially large blooms of fungi, growing out of the soil or on wood in the wild. However, they are also prized delicacies, favored for their distinctive flavor. The ancient Chinese regarded them as the elixir of life. Get personal with the mushroom. If you are a ‘shroom lover’, there’s good news. Studies indicate that there may be some credence to folk wisdom, after all.
Apart from being a good source of low fat vegetarian protein, mushrooms, especially those regularly consumed in oriental cuisine are also rich in vitamins and polysaccharides called beta-glucans. These include the shitake or black Chinese mushroom, oyster mushroom and abalone mushroom.Says Singaporean mycologist Dr. Tan Kok Kheng. “Research has shown that these substances (beta-glucans) enhance the body’s immune system by activating macrophages and t-cells (part of the body’s defense system) to increase the production of antibodies, interferon and inter-leukins to fight diseases and infections”.Shitake grows on oak trees in the wild. Tan started experimenting with oak sawdust. The result was shitake that took only six weeks to grow, instead on one year in the wild.The Japanese, who first popularized shitake, are also the prime movers in the study of its medicinal properties. Studies on mice in Japan have shown that beta-glucans shrank tumors in mice by as much as 80%. In fact, injections of beta-gulcan are basic treatment for lung cancer in Japan.
While Western science is cautious about the reported results of mushroom extracts on diseases like cancer, it agrees that the results of these studies warrant more investigation into the effects of mushrooms extracts in cancer patients.As an added boost for the mushroom’s therapeutic properties, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a human trial of the use of mushroom extracts on end-stage breast and prostate cancer patients last year.Tan says beta-glucan has also been proven to reduce significantly the length of hospital stays for those recovering from surgery in the United States.Even for healthy folks, there are benefits in eating mushrooms. A pilot study from the National University of Singapore showed that people who ate about 30gm of shitake mushrooms a day for four weeks were less susceptible to flu symptoms during the flu season in Singapore.Mushrooms also contain compound, which help to lower cholesterol and control diabetes.While dried mushrooms may be lower in vitamins and cholesterol lowering activity, their immune system boosting properties remain intact as beta-glucan are very stable compounds. With its effect on diabetes, cholesterol, and cancer, Tan says the ancient Chinese may be on to something in their belief that mushrooms are the elixir of life and science has just indicated that they may be right.
5. God's pharmacy. Extracted from a kind email sender July 24 2008.
It's been said that God first separated the fresh water from the salt water, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... all before making a human. He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These foods are best and nutritious when eaten raw.God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body! God's Pharmacy! Amazing!
A Tomato has four chambers and is red. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.
Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.
A Walnut looks like a little brain, a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three (3) dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.
Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% sodium. If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.
Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.
Sweet Potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.
Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries Oranges, Grapefruit, and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even produce tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion,Garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.
Oranges, Grapefruit, and other citrus fruits look just l ike the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.
Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of Sperm as well to overcome male sterility.
Avocados, Eggplant and Pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female - they look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avocado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight, and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes exactly nine (9) months to grow an avocado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).
Watermelons are by nature an excellent source of vitamins A, C and B6. They are also a great source of potassium, and extremely low in sodium. Watermelon is rich in carotenoids. Carotenoids have antioxidant activitiy, free radical scavenging property.
Several researches have reported an association between dietary lycopene consumption and lower incidence in diseases such as prostate and oral cancers. Lycopene may also help reduce risks of cardiovascular disease.Scientists say watermelon has ingredients that deliver Viagra-like effects to the body's blood vessels and may even increase libido. Beneficial ingredients in watermelon and other fruits and vegetables are known as phyto-nutrients, naturally occurring compounds that are bio-active, or able to react with the human body to trigger healthy reactions.
It has the ability to relax blood vessels, much like Viagra does. Scientists know that when watermelon is consumed, citrulline is converted to arginine through certain enzymes. Arginine is an amino acid that works wonders on the heart and circulation system and maintains a good immune system, Patil said."The citrulline-arginine relationship helps heart health, the immune system and may prove to be very helpful for those who suffer from obesity and type 2 diabetes," said Patil. "Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it." "Watermelon may not be as organ specific as Viagra," Patil said, "but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side-effects."The benefits of watermelon don't end there, he said. Arginine also helps the urea cycle by removing ammonia and other toxic compounds from our bodies.
7. Bananas - A very inexpensive supplement. From a caring friend:20 Jan. 2009
A professor at CCNY for a physiological class told his class about bananas. He said the expression 'going bananas' is from the effects of bananas on the brain.
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy. Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Depression: According to a recent survey undertaken by MIND amongst people suffering from depression, many felt much better after eating banana. This is because bananas contain tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin, known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make you feel happier.
PMS: Forget the pills -eat a banana. The vitamin B6, it regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of hemoglobin in blood and so helps in cases of anemia.
Blood pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to beat blood pressure. So much so, the US Food and Drug Administration has just allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain power: 200 students at a Twickenham school (Middlesex, England) were helped through their exams this year by eating bananas at breakfast, break, and lunch in a bid to boost their brain power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem without resorting to laxatives.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana calms the stomach and, with the help of the honey, builds up depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates your system.
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.Morning sickness:Snacking on bananas between meals helps to keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Overweight and at work: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, we need to control our blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every two hours to keep levels steady.
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach.
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a 'cooling' fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand, pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a cool temperature.Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD):Bananas can help SAD sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Smoking & tobacco use: Bananas can also help people trying to give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates your body's water balance. When we are stressed, our metabolic rate rises, thereby reducing our potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Stroke: According to research in the New England Journal of Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Warts: hose keen on natural alternatives swear that if you want to kill off a wart, take a piece of banana skin and place it on the wart, with the yellow side out. Carefully hold the skin in place with a plaster of surgical tape.
So, a banana really is a natural remedy for many ills. When you compare it to an apple, it has 4 times the protein, 2 times the carbohydrates, 3 times the phosphorus, 5 times the vitamin A and iron, 2 times the other vitamins and minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value foods around. Maybe it's time to change the well known phrase so that we say, ' a banana a day keeps the doctor away!'
8. Natural Cancer KILLER - 10,000 times stronger than Chemo and more...
Seven years of silence broken--it's finally here! The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this?
It's because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.
The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree--it's completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There's no way to make serious profits from it.
The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.
Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections,is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression,stress and nervous disorders.
Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss * Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections * Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment * Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life
Extracts from the tree were shown to:
* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.. * The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin,a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug! * What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells.
It does not harm healthy cells!
The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola's "leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells." Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public...
A study published in the Journal of Natural Products,following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found toselectively kill colon cancer cells at "10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin..."
The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.
A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers...
9. Sky Fruit or Mahogany Fruit - a pure natural herbal remedy
Swietenia Macrophylla/Mahogany or locally known as Sky Fruit is widely used for ailments and diseases. Read how it has changed the lives and health of many people...a pure natural herbal remedy.
The Swietenia seed contains the highest concentrate of Flavoniods, Saponins and bitter Alkoloids...these have wholesome remedial benefits widely used for the following:
* Improves general Blood Circulation, overall health and vitality
* Revitalizes your Sex Drive...has "viagra" qualities...harder erection for men with erectile dysfunction or impotency. Promotes healthy sperm production and improves chances of Conceiving and Secretion Disorders
* Increases Energy, maintains Stamina and Endurance
* Hypertension or High Blood Pressure - Reduces Blood Pressure level
* High Cholestrol - Improves & Reduces Cholestrol Level
* Heart Problems - Reduces accumulation of fats on the walls of the blood vessels. Prevents the hardening of arteries. Reduces the chances of suffering from Coronary obstruction. Helps to dissolve Fats, Cholestrol & Improves blood clotting and prevents Myocardial Infraction
* Suppress Cancer and Tumor cells
* Reduces fats in blood, preventing Obesity
* Beauty Agent for Anti-aging...Improve Problematic Skins, Helps irradicate Pimples & Freckles and Skin Allergies
* Rebuilds tissue, Reactivates cells, Replenish cells, Strengthens arteries, Stomach, Heart, Lungs, Liver & Spleen and the Cardiovascular system, Cleanse Kidneys, Replenish Blood, Restores Healthy Heart and Brain, Improves Immune system
Fair Skin and To Remove Scars at 1 to 3 bowls a day: boil green beans and barley with water. Mask: add water to glutinous rice flour like glue texture, not too thin and not too thick. Apply on face, once every 2 to 3 days. Wash off when dry.
Breathing Problems For cold: pound garlic and onion, boil with water. Drink 2 times a day Cold cause headache but no sweat, boil onion with ginger. Blocked nose: put a few drops of onion juice, breath deeply. Discover The Secrets Most Travelers Don't Know -Home Stay To Find Out Here
Cough cause by bronchitis: boil ginger with pear and sugar. Eat 3 to 5 days.
Flu Prevention Signs of flu or cold: slice a pear, add water, rock sugar and boil. Add lemon juice before drinking.
Cure For Cough Cough caused by flu without phlegm: remove the seed of 1 or 2 pears. Add rock sugar to double boil. Eat the pear and liquid.
Persistent Cough One 120 gm carrot, 12 red dates, boil with 3 bowls of water. Low fire till the liquid is 1 bowl left. Drink 2 to 3 tablespoons - morning, afternoon and night for 3 to 4 days.
Bad Breath Rinse the mouth with salt water 3 to 4 times a day, especially before you sleep at night and after each meal.
Asthma Immerse a few garlic (skin removed) into vinegar, add a little sugar and soaked it for a week. Take 1 or 2 garlic in the morning everyday for 10 to 15 days.
Acidic Stomach - when the stomach is too acidic, it weakens the body. Blend and drink: 150 gm spinach; 50gm celery; 1/4 carrot; 1 table spoon of honey; sugar; lemon juice and water. Drink frequently to improve the situation.
Burn Caused By Hot Oil Splash On Skin To prevent scar - apply on the affected area with aloe-vera to cool the skin immediately.
Heal Skin Inflammation Clean 250 gm of potatoes. Cut and mash it. Add 30 gm ginger powder, mix well. Smear 2 mm on the affected area for a few days. Do not use potatoes that have sprouts because it is poisonous.
Porridge: drink a bowl of watery porridge will help insomnia or drink a glass of sugared water to calm the brain and helps to sleep better.
Spring Onion bulb, 20 whole lotus seeds, dried longan, 1 egg yolk. When the lotus seed is cooked in a bowl of water, add dried longan. Cook about 1/2 hour put the egg yolk in a bowl, pour and stir the hot stuff in the bowl. Drink 1 hour before sleep. No more insomnia after 2 to 3 days.
First boil 250 cc of milk, add some sugar and lastly add 2 beaten egg. Drink before sleep. Take continuously for 10 days.
Boil to cook the egg. Remove the shell. Boil a bowl of water, add dried longan, lily bulb and put in the hard boiled egg. Add rock sugar to taste.
Athlete's Feet (Hong Kong feet) - due to lack of vitamin B Mash garlic and soak in vinegar for 15 mins, apply on the affected area. Garlic contains vitamin B.
Remove Unpleasant Smell Of Feet
Prepare a pail of hot water. Add 25gm of tea leaves and some salt. When the water is lukewarm, soak the feet for 5 to 10 mins to remove the bad smell.
Prepare a pail of lukewarm water. Add 1 to 3 spoons of vinegar. Soak the feet for 10 to 15 mins to remove the bad smell.
To Cure Piles Prepare 1 big spoon of natural salt, massage the ball of the feet with salt and toes for 3 to 5 mins. Do this 3 times a day, drink more warm water, eat high fiber vegetable and fruits.
Strengthen The Kidneys Stretch both legs straight. Open the toes widely for few seconds. Close the toes tightly for a few minutes. Do this a few times to provide good circulation for the kidneys.
Tired Eyes Use the steam of hot water or hot tea. Close the eyes, move close to the mouth of the cup to steam the eyes for 5 to 10 mins. Move away, eyes closed. This encourage good circulation to the eyes.
Good Eye Sight Pour a glass of hot milk into a bowl with 1 beaten egg. Add some honey. Drink this every morning for health and achieve good eyesight. Move the eyeballs around for some time. Look up and down.
Constipation Every morning, empty stomach, drink a glass of lukewarm water with some dissolved salt. Rest for 15 mins, then eat breakfast. This helps bowel movement and cleanse the intestines which helps digestion.
Diarrhea Fry 1 bowl of salt till hot and wrap it with cloth. Lie down and put the bag on the stomach, cover with blanket to ease the pain. Drink porridge water.
Impotency Wash 500 gm of prawns, marinate with salt. Dry with a cloth. Deep fry with oil (70% hot). When the prawns turn pink and the body curl, dish out. Sprinkle with sesame oil. Some chives, cut 2 eggs and salt. Fry like omelet, eat frequently to see results.
Prepare 2 pails of warm water 45 to 55 degrees according to your body acceptance. Submerge hands and legs in the water, allow the water to just cover the hand, palms and ankle for 1/2 hour. Change the water when it turns cold.
Blend celery, add 50 cc honey. Stir well. Drink 4 times a day.
Soak some peanuts in a bottle of white vinegar for 1 week. Eat 10 each morning.
Lower Blood Pressure and Sugar Level
High blood pressure will trigger strokes, too much sugar will cause diabetes. It is incurable, cause inconvenience and agony. Carrots is good for making the kidneys active, disperse the bad substance in the body and lower the sugar and blood level. Carrots is also good for eyesight.
Carrot porridge: shred the carrot, cook with rice and water. Serve with coriander leaves and salt.
Blood Vessels Hardening (clot) - caused by high blood pressure Cook some porridge, when cooked, add some dry chrysanthemum and sugar, boil awhile. Eat this frequently will strengthen the blood vessels, lower blood pressure.
Lung Cancer and Strengthening the Lungs White fungus is good for lungs, constipation, sweat. Soak some white fungus in water. Clean and cook with rock sugar and water. Boil with high heat first till bubbling and slow fire for 2 hours till the fungus is soft and the solution is thick. Eat once a day for people who have lung cancer.
Prevention of Senility Soya beans is full of nutrients and economical. It helps to prevent ageing, blood clots and good for brain cells, increase memory power preventing senility. It is good for pregnant women to produce healthy children.
Pain At The Shoulders and Hands This is common to people who writes and types very frequently. Besides sitting with the right posture, eating the right food also helps. Peel the skin of a banana, blend with a carrot, 6 apples, 1 egg yolk, 100 cc of milk, a little bit of vinegar and some honey. Take this drink frequently helps.
Tension or Stress Tension usually accompanied with stomach upset. Wash lotus root, blend into juice. Add some rock sugar. Lotus root is good for lungs and helps to calm nerves. Drink a small cup slowly (to avoid bloated stomach) in the morning and night. Relax before drinking, the result would be better.
To Reduce Body Ache Lack of exercise is often the case. Use hairdryer to blow the palms and back of hands 5 to 6 times to circulate the blood flow, the body will feel much refreshed. For people who has body ache due to working with computers can cause inflammation. In more serious cases, the hands are unable to raise up. Use hairdryer to blow the shoulders for some time, slowly move along the hands.
How to Have Good Appetite When a person has no appetite, the body is usually tired. Take 3 tomatoes, remove skin and seeds, sliced. Sprinkle some white sugar.
Avoid Drinking Strong Tea After Meals Drinking strong tea after a meal will caused indigestion due to the body unable to absorb the nutrition of the food.
Rocking Chair Prevents Senility Rocking on the chair for at least 80 minutes everyday helps to reduce stress and frustration thus prevents senility.
To Strengthen the Veins Tomatoes has vitamin A, C and E, that can break down fats, helps digestion and ease urination. Vitamin E is good for preventing veins from hardening and strengthened the walls of the veins. Remove the skin and seeds of tomatoes, cut into cubes, cook with rice to make porridge. Add a little of sugar when cooked.
Reduce Shoulder Pain Poor sitting posture is the cause. Add salt and vinegar to hot water. Soak a towel and wring dry. Put the warm towel on the shoulders. Keep doing and make sure the towel is always warm.
Use dark brown sugar instead of white sugar, as it contains calcium and iron and has low calories, which is ideal to maintain a slim figure. Make pastries with it for children to prevent tooth decay
Use natural salt to massage the body fat areas while taking a shower. Wash the body first before massaging. For 1 week, do not use soap or cleaning agent, use only salt to massage. Continuing doing it and watch your diet - will reduce 2 to 3 kg a month.
Winter melon is cooling and ideal for reducing fats. Remove seeds and skin of 250 gm melon. Cut into pieces. Heat some oil, fry with dry prawns. Add the melon, salt and water to stew.
Minor Food Poisoning Blend some grapes and ginger to extract the juice. Make a cup of hot green tea. Mix in the juice and add some honey, drink while hot. This will stop the diarrhea.
Teeth Whitening Brush teeth with salt first before brushing with toothpaste. Alternately, use lemon juice with cloth to rub the teeth, then brush with toothpaste.
Toothache a) Boil 8 table-spoon of vinegar with 15 gm of pepper, rinse mouth when it is not too hot. b) Infuse 3 gm of tea leaves for 5 minutes. Remove the leaves. Add 1/2 table-spoon of vinegar. Rinse mouth 3 times a day.
Lower Cholesterol Groundnuts is good for stomach, lungs, phlegm reduction, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and helps mothers to produce more breast milk. Good for people who keeps coughing in the cold season - groundnuts cook with yam and lily roots. Soak groundnuts overnight, cook with red dates (seeded) and glutinous rice to make porridge. When cooked, add rock sugar.
Intake of Colored Vegetables To curb the increase of cancerous cells (undetected) from multiplying, tapioca, carrot is best. The undetected cancerous cells will take 30 years to develop, so withing the 30 years, intake of balanced food (colored vegetables) is essential to delay the cancer from occurring. Example, if a person have cancer at 20 years old, cancer can be delayed up to 6 times - 20 x 6 = 120 years old to be fully developed if he is able to eat balanced meals continuously.
Smoking and Cancer
People who smokes 5 sticks and above are more at risks.
People who smokes 35 sticks and above has the risk of having lung cancer and leukemia 3 times than people who smokes less but lower risks of getting stomach and rectum cancer.
30% higher risk of getting other types of cancer than people who smoke less.
Drinking coffee, red tea and smoking at the same time, has a higher chance of getting lung cancer.
Conclusion: Quit smoking is the best option to curb cancer.
To Resist Cancer Banana preserved in natural rice or fruit vinegar (must be natural). 6 big bananas, skinned. Natural vinegar 500 ml, 5 lemons and container for 1200 cc. Cut the lemons thinly (5 cm), bananas (2 cm), put the sliced bananas in the container immediately. Add vinegar to cover the bananas, place sliced lemon on top so that the bananas will not be exposed or it will turn black when oxidized. No need to put on the cover as the lemons is the cover. Put in the fridge for 1 day and eat 1 banana in the morning and night. Must finish it within 3 days. For those who cannot take the sour taste, substitute with honey. Suitable from 2 years to 90 years old people but not suitable for people with stomach problems. They should only eat the bananas.
Daily Cancer Prevention
Stomach cancer - eat lots of green and yellow vegetables e.g spinach, cauliflower, tomatoes, water melon, garlic, almonds and drink 40% filtered water mix with 30% natural vinegar and 10% honey.
Breast and intestines cancer - cauliflower, broccoli, pak choy, celery and carrot.
Rectum cancer - eat more fiber vegetables like celery, chives, soy beans, green beans, groundnuts, tomatoes, fiber vegetables to help to pass motion quickly so that the toxic do not remain in the body.
Leukemia, nose cancer, cervical cancer, liver cancer - eat garlic.
The Goodness of Natural Vinegar Lower Blood Pressure and Cholesterol, Treat Rashes, Increase Appetite. Add vinegar when frying will helps to reduce vitamin B from disappearing, helps to break down fibers and minerals for the body to absorb easily and kill germs when taking salad.
Eat yogurt, it is good for digestion, thus it helps the body to absorb calcium and iron.
Helps to delay ageing.
Increase good bacteria and control bad bacteria.
Enable the body to resist cancer from occurring.
Survey shows that after drinking yogurt for a week, the cholesterol level is significantly lower by 5% to 10%.
The Bean Curd
Full of vitamins and is a good substitute for meat. It is a must for people who are fat or cancer patients.
Eating bean curd helps to delay ageing and resist cancer occurring.
Lowers cholesterol level
Contains proteins essential and least sugar, suitable for diabetic patients.
It is easy to digest, suitable for old folks and babies.
Improves bowel movements as it has fiber, thus helps to get rid of toxic in the body.
Essential for people who are anemia as it contains iron and many other minerals.
Not suitable for people who has rheumatism.
Potatoes is full of vitamins.
Contain B6 essential for resisting cancer from occurring.
Proteins equivalent to full cream milk.
Easily digest, improve appetite and good for people who has constipation.
Helps bowel movements as it has fiber, thus get rid of toxic in the body.
Caution: Avoid eating potatoes that has sprouts because it is POISONOUS.
Improve Male Sexuality and Heals Kneecap Problem Use 3 big tomatoes, remove skin (remove seeds for weak stomach), 3 medium okra (lady finger), 1 table-spoon lemon juice, 1/4 cup water and blend together.
11. Healthy Fruit Juice Cocktails
Nutritionists, Dietitians, Doctors and Vegetarians have been advocating that juices from fruits and vegetables are good for our health and physical fitness. I guess most people will agree that 'prevention is better than cure' too. Of course, besides consuming fruit juices, fitness exercise and eating well is vital.
Here are some fruit juice cocktails recipes for your physical health...Cheers!
Carrot + Ginger + Apple = Boost and cleanse our system
Apple + Cucumber + Celery = Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, eliminate stomach upset and headache
Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk = Avoid bad breath, reduce internal body heat
Tomato + Carrot + Apple = Improve skin complexion, eliminate bad breath
Orange + Ginger + Cucumber = Improve skin texture, moisture and reduce body heat
Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon = Dispel excess salts, nourish the bladder and kidney
Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi = Improve skin complexion
Pear + Banana = regulates sugar content
Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango = Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization
Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk = Rich in vitamin C, Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity
Papaya + Pineapple + Milk = Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron, improve skin complexion and metabolism
Banana + Pineapple + Milk = Rich in vitamin and prevent constipation
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12. How To Prevent A Sore Throat From Progressing To A Cold
by Dr. Ben Kim - March 09, 2008
Before I share a great little tip on how to stop a sore throat from progressing into a week-long cold, please know that periodically experiencing a cold or the flu can actually be helpful to your health... If you have no idea why this is, please view the following popular article that I wrote on this topic:
What Most Doctors Won't Tell You About Colds and Flus
You just won't get this information on why colds and flus can help you stay healthy over the long run from medical textbooks and mainstream media - please consider sharing it with family and friends.
Although experiencing a cold or the flu once in a while can help rid your body of your weakest cells, I'm willing to bet that there are times when you would really prefer to delay such a period of cleansing and malaise.
Here's how you can stand a good chance of preventing a cold from developing:
As soon as you experience that sore, ticking feeling in your throat that precedes a full-blown cold, gargle with warm salt water.
And when I say gargle, I mean really gargle; take in a mouthful of warm salt water, look up at the ceiling, and gargle aggressively. You may want to tap at your throat (the Adam's apple region) with your fingers while you gargle to encourage the warm salt water to trickle deeply into your throat.
Gargle like this several times with a glass of warm salt water, and repeat as often as possible throughout the day.
Warm salt water can remove viruses from the tonsils and adenoids that line the back of your throat region. Viruses that cause colds and flus typically get caught by your tonsils and adenoids before they spread through your body. Your tonsils and adenoids are important parts of your immune system because they are located near the entrance of your breathing passages, and they serve as a first line of defense against undesirable airborne microorganisms and substances.
This, by the way, is why it is best not to remove tonsils and adenoids from your throat region. Chronic swelling of tonsils and adenoids is best addressed by reducing sugar intake, adopting a minimally processed diet that is rich in fresh plant foods, and supporting immune system health by getting plenty of rest, exercise, and exposure to sunlight and fresh air.
Cold salt water may also help to remove viruses from your tonsils and adenoids, but warm salt water tends to be more effective. Warm water may help to melt the fatty coating that protects viruses that cause the cold and flu.
What if you gargle for all you're worth but still end up developing a full-blown cold?
Get lots of rest, drink plenty of fluids, and take comfort in knowing that countless viruses are at work destroying your weakest cells. And don't forget to blow your nose as often as it runs; help your body get rid of what it wants to get rid of.
13. Cancer, Enzymes & the Power of Papaya by Mauris L. Emeka
It has been said that cancer is the final stage in years of acting against the laws of nature, and that anyone with an unhealthy lifestyle and who eats improperly spends his whole life preparing for this dreaded disease.
What is the nature of cancer as seen from the cellular level? Dr. John Beard, a leading professor of embryology in Scotland, posed that question sometime in the 1880s. He spent the rest of his life exploring the process of cancer and discovering just what activity within the body produces malignant tumors. Dr. Beard documented his work in a publication called “The Enzyme Treatment of Cancer And Its Scientific Basis”, copyright 1911..
We have in our bodies what scientists call primitive germ cells. In laymen’s terms, these are undeveloped cells that remain after new life is first formed in a mother’s womb. They are called “primitive” because these cells never did develop into mature cells to form various parts of the body. Think of primitive germ cells as extra cells that were not needed in the formation of the fetus. These cells are therefore in each of us, and they seemingly have no function until and unless the body experiences stress or injury of any kind. At that point, the primitive cells become activated in order to help heal whatever stress or injury the body may be experiencing. And once they are activated, these primitive cells start maturing and behaving like trophoblasts cells, which are the cells that house the fetus in an expectant mother. Dr. Beard found that these activated cells continue their growth and development until enough protein digesting enzymes are brought to bear. When there is a sufficient amount of protein digesting enzymes in the body the growth of activated cells ceases. The organ known as the pancreas produces these enzymes, but if it fails to produce enough of them then the activated primitive cells will continue their trophoblasts-like growth eventually producing a cancerous tumor. So whenever healing is initiated by primitive germ cells it is vital that the body have enough protein digesting enzymes to halt the healing process once it has reached a certain point. Dr. Beard’s most important discovery was that if there are not enough of certain enzymes in the body then the growth of activated primitive germ cells will proceed unchecked and lead to the formation of a cancerous tumor. Indeed, the present day enzyme treatment of cancer is based largely on this important discovery
In a real sense, protein digesting enzymes are our first line of defence against cancer. That is why it is so important that we nourish the body in a way that introduces protein digesting enzymes into it everyday. Otherwise, we must depend on the limited capability of our pancreas to produce such enzymes. All too often our pancreas is not capable of supplying enough digestive enzymes to digest the preponderance of cooked food that we consume daily. [Note: when food is cooked it kills the enzymes and when we eat those foods it becomes the job of our pancreas to supply enzymes to digest them; but the pancreas is limited in this regard].
When someone has cancer, no matter where the malignant tumor shows up, it is vital that they consume foods whose enzymes have not been killed. That means eating an abundance of raw fruits, vegetables and nuts. Dr. Beard and other researchers have discovered that enzymes that digest protein play a key role in halting the growth of cancer cells. It’s no wonder that virtually every alternative cancer treatment program encourages patients to stop eating animal products and to eat more raw enzyme-rich fruits and vegetables. When someone has cancer, if they continue eating a daily diet of animal products (meat, chicken, fish, dairy, etc.), these hard to digest foods greatly challenge an already overworked pancreas. Cancer, no matter where it shows up, is a sure sign that the pancreas is not producing adequate enzymes. In addition, eating animal products makes the body chemistry considerably more acidic, and cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. And, as mentioned earlier, a lack of protein digesting enzymes allows out of control primitive germ cells to become cancerous. In that sense, we can think of cancer, any cancer, as an enzyme deficiency disease.
The good news is that we can each do something about this situation. We can change what we eat and eat more foods that introduce enzymes into the body, as opposed to mainly cooked foods that require the body to manufacture critically needed enzymes. One such food that is especially helpful in this regard is the papaya and papaya seeds; another is pineapple. Both fruits contain enzymes (papain and bromelain, respectively) that are similar to the protein digesting enzymes made by the pancreas. Another extremely beneficial food is sprouts (bean sprouts, broccoli sprouts). They are a rich source of beneficial enzymes and other nutrients that are known to suppress cancerous activity. Protein digesting enzymes are particularly important in that they can dissolve the protein coating that forms around all cancer cells, and this enables the immune system to finally ‘see’ the cancer cells and target them for destruction. These foods also make the body chemistry less acidic and thus a lot less conducive for cancerous activity. (See Barbara Simonsohn’s book, “Healing Power of Papaya”, copyright 2000).
Grant it, protein digesting enzymes may not be the only answer to cancer, but truly they are the body’s first defense against this most dreaded disease.. If I ever though I had cancer, aside from abstaining from animal protein, sugar, refined grains, and processed foods, I would be sure to eat at least a half of a papaya and a generous portions of its seeds daily in order to strengthen my body’s first line of defence.
Mr. Emeka lives in Port Orchard, Washington. He authored two self-help books about cancer: “Fear Cancer No More” copyright 2002 & “Cancer’s Best Medicine”, copyright 2004. www.cancernomore.com
The Water Cure: An interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj A NaturalNews Special Report by Mike Adams
Physicians rarely promote the curative properties of H2O, but Dr. Batmanghelidj, M.D. has studied water's effect on the human body and has found it to be one of the best pain relievers and preventative therapies in existence. I was one of the last people to interview the late Dr. Batmanghelidj, and I listened in awe as he shared his research and stories about "The Healing Power of Water."
In a fascinating one-hour phone conversation, Dr. B. shares:
• Which common ailments and "diseases" are actually caused by dehydration
• Why many doctors use water-regulating antihistamines to alleviate pain
• How Dr. Batmanghelidj unintentionally discovered water's healing properties
• Why most people are chronically dehydrated and suffer from symptoms of dehydration that are labeled "diseases"
• Which ingredients in soft drinks deplete the body's water reserves
• Why thirst is not a reliable indicator of dehydration
• Why the body produces cholesterol and how water keeps it in balance
• Why Dr. Batmanghelidj believes the public is being mislead about AIDS
• How dehydration impairs mental functioning
• Why some organizations want to withhold alternative health information from the public
• How lack of water causes depression
• Why popular beverages are no substitute for water
• How dehydration causes the vascular system to constrict, leading to hypertension
• How to recognize signs that your body is starting to dehydrate
• Why restaurants push you to drink disease-promoting soft drinks
• Why and how water effectively treats pain and inflammation
Discovery of the water cure Mike: Welcome everyone, this is Mike Adams with Truth Publishing, and today I’m very excited to be welcoming Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Water For Health, For Healing, For Life. Welcome, Dr. Batmanghelidj.
Dr. B: Thank you very much for inviting me to be on the air with you and giving me the opportunity of sharing my thoughts on the future of medicine in this country.
Mike: I think there are many, many people who have read your books. People are intrigued by the idea that water can be a therapy, a healing substance for the human body. What is it about water? How did you first become aware of these healing properties of water?
Dr. B: Well, it’s very bizarre. As you know, I’m a regular doctor, an M.D. I had the honor and the privilege of being selected as one of the house doctors, and I had the extreme honor of being one of the last students of Sir Alexander Fleming, the discoverer of penicillin. I mention his name so that you know I was immersed in medical school and research. And some years later, I had to give two glasses of water to a person who was doubled up in abdominal pain from his disease, because I had no other medication to give him at that moment. And he was in excruciating pain, and water performed miraculous relief for him. It gave him relief -- within three minutes his pain diminished, and within eight minutes it disappeared completely, whereas he was doubled up eight minutes before and he couldn’t even walk, he completely recovered from that situation. And he started beaming from ear to ear, very happy, asked me what happens if the pain comes back? I said, “Well, drink more water.” Then I decided to instruct him to drink two glasses of water every three hours. Which he did, and that was the end of his ulcer pains for the rest of the duration that he was with me.
Mike: And from that episode then, what happened next?
Dr. B: That woke me up, because in medical school I’d never heard that water could cure pain, that kind of pain, in fact. And so I had the occasion to test water as a medication in subsequently over 3,000 similar cases. And water proved every time to be an effective medication. I came away from that experience with the understanding that these people were all thirsty, and that thirst in the body can manifest itself in the form of abdominal pain to the level that the person can even become semi-conscious, because that’s the experience I had. And water picks them up every time.
So when I came to America in 1982, I went to the University of Pennsylvania, where I was invited to continue my research, and did research in the pain-relieving properties of water. I asked myself, why does the pharmaceutical industry insist on using antihistamines for this kind of pain medication? So I started researching the role of histamine in the body, and the answer was there -- histamine is a neurotransmitter in charge of water regulation and the drought management programs of the body. When it manifests pain, in fact, it is indicating dehydration.
So, the body does manifest dehydration in the form of pain. Now, depending on where dehydration is settled, you feel pain there. Very simple, and I presented this concept at the international conference as the guest lecturer of a conference on cancer, explaining that the human body manifests dehydration by producing pain, and pain is a sign of water shortage in the body, and water shortage is actually the background to most of the health problems in our society.
Because if you look at what the pharmaceutical industry is doing, they’re producing so many different antihistamines as medication. Antidepressant drugs are antihistamines, pain medication are antihistamines, other medications are directly and indirectly antihistamines. So, that is when my work was published, the scientific secretariat of the 3rd Interscience Board Conference of Inflammation invited me to make this presentation on histamine at their conference in 1989, in Monte Carlo. And I did that, and so it became a regular understanding that histamine is a water regulator in the body. But unfortunately, this information is not reaching the public through the medical community because it’s not a money-maker.
So that’s when I began to consider writing for the public, so that the public could become aware of the problem directly without the interference of a doctor, and that’s how I have generated all my medical information for the public. Of course, I have published extensively for the scientific community, but no one is picking up. In fact, the NIH, the Office of Alternative Medicine, had its first conference when the office was created, and I was asked to make my presentation, but when the proceedings of the conference came out, my presentation was censored after the proceedings. So there is a movement afoot within the NIH group of people to keep a closed lid on my information so that it doesn’t get out, because obviously they are more in favor of the drug industry, because it is now obvious that they are getting paid by them.
Mike: I think it is, first of all, that is an amazing account of what has been happening, and I think it is fair to say, too, that the pharmaceutical industry and organized medicine in general, really doesn’t want to promote anything that is free or near-free to the average patient. Sunlight is available at no charge, water is available at nearly no charge -- would you agree that their thinking is if people can cure their diseases, and achieve a high state of health on their own with these free substances, then that diminishes their profits and their importance?
Dr. B: Absolutely. That’s why I’ve created an organization now called National Association for Honesty in Medicine. Because I think it’s totally dishonest, in fact, criminal, to treat a person who is just thirsty, and give them toxic medication so that he gets sick and dies earlier than normal.
Mike: Can you give out the web address to that organization, by the way?
Dr. B: My website is http://www.watercure.com -- it gives you the option of going to one site or the other -- either Water Cure.com, or you can go the National Association for Honesty in Medicine. Or you can go to the information side of my website, http://www.watercure.com, because I have posted all of my scientific articles on dehydration on the website, and lots of other free information that people can have.
Confirm Your Home Stay To Find Out More - Contact Us Here AIDS and the Pharmaceutical Industry Mike: I want to applaud what I call your scientific curiosity. I think this is the kind of curiosity that has been lost in so much of western medicine, where a true scientist observes nature and observes the interaction between humans and nature, and remains curious and open and to all possibilities, and then forms conclusions after rigorous testing, and I think so much of modern science has drawn erroneous conclusions without really remaining open-minded...
Dr B: Yes, one of the worst ones is AIDS. Because everyone assumes that AIDS is actually a viral disease, which is a fraudulent statement by those people who presented it, because the human body is the product of many, many years of having fought various viral diseases, and has survived. Smallpox, polio, measles, and all the other viruses that can kill very easily, and the body have an ability to mount a defence system against these hot viruses, viruses that actually very quickly can kill. But having survived those, how is it possible that the slow virus would kill us in the name of AIDS? I can’t understand it.
I have researched this topic extensively, and I have shown in fact that AIDS is a metabolic problem, when the body begins to cannibalize its own tissue because of certain missing elements in the raw materials that it receives through food or beverages, and the body of a person who gets AIDS, actually, is short of quite a number of building block amino acids. They’re short of tyrosine, they’re short of methionine, cysteine, they’re short of histidine, and they’ve got a whole lot of others in excess. So how can we expect a body that depends on the other amino acids to survive?
Mike: Once again we see AIDS is a huge industry for the pharmaceutical industry.
Dr. B: Well, of course it is, and the whole entire existence of the pharmaceutical industry is based on presentation of false science, and advertising this false science and drumming it into the minds of gullible people who have no curiosity to find out why that is so.
Cholesterol Dr. B: Another false science is the question of cholesterol. Cholesterol is one of the most essential elements in the survival of the human body. When the body begins to make more cholesterol, it has a reason to do that. It is certainly not to block the arteries of the heart, because we measure the level of cholesterol in the body in the blood we take out of the veins of the body, and nowhere in the history of medicine is there recorded one single case of cholesterol ever having blocked the veins of the body.
So, it is not the stickiness of the cholesterol that is the problem, which the drug industry is drumming it into the minds of people -- cholesterol is sticky, reduce it otherwise you will have blockage of your arteries, which is all nonsense. Cholesterol is actually saving the lives of people, because cholesterol is a bandage, a waterproof bandage that the body has designed. When the blood becomes concentrated and acidic, and is being rushed through constricted arteries or capillaries, in dehydration, then abrasions and tears are produced in the arterial system, naturally, in the capillaries of the heart first.
Now if cholesterol wasn’t there to cover up the tear and abrasions, blood would get under the membrane and peel it off and that person would be dead instantly. Cholesterol is actually an interim lifesaver, giving the body time to recover from its problems. We never understood this. We are knee-jerk doctors. We think that something’s up, bring it down, if something’s down, bring it up. We don’t ask questions why is it down or why is it up?
Mike: And the pharmaceutical companies know that treating cholesterol is a huge industry...
Dr. B: It’s a ten-billion dollar industry. Now there is a report that actually these statins, cholesterol-lowering drugs produce amnesia. In other words, the brain totally loses track of what it’s doing, and it is published by a doctor who is an eminent doctor. He was a flight surgeon; he is a researcher at NASA. And he knows what he’s talking about. He had the problem himself.
Mike: I just wanted to comment on the number of side effects that have been recorded as side effects from using statin drugs. Some people have extreme muscular pain, that amnesia you mentioned seems to be very common, and yet a study just came out, I saw it this morning, talking about how blueberries have phytonutrients that are shown to lower so-called fatty cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, more powerfully than statin drugs.
Dr. B: It’s interesting, because you see, the body manufactures cholesterol as an emergency situation, when it raises the level of its production. Its normal rate of production is of course is to create membranes for the cell membranes and brain cells and nerve insulation and of course the hormones of the body, vitamin D for the body. So these are the essential components that cholesterol makes in the body. We should never interfere with cholesterol without knowing why the body has starting raising its level.
No substitute for water Mike: I have a question for you on water -- a lot of people think that they are hydrating themselves when they consume soft drinks or milk or Gatorade or all these other liquid beverages…
Dr. B: Gatorade is possibly okay, but Gatorade has sugar in it, and it's not particularly good for people who might even get hypoglycaemic, or might induce insulin secretion, and that insulin secretion will produce more hunger and they overeat. But as a temporary sport drink, it's okay when you're in the middle of a golf game to drink a Gatorade. It immediately gives you a bit of the minerals that you probably will have lost sweating.
But nothing substitutes for water -- not a thing. No drink -- no coffee, no tea, no alcoholic beverages. Not even fruit juices. Each one of them has its own agenda. Your body is used to a fluid that has no agenda, because the body depends on the freedom of that fluid, water, because there are two kinds of water in the body. There is already occupied and engaged water, which is no good for new function. The body needs new water, or free water, to perform new functions. Now, when you give them sugar containing beverages, or caffeine containing beverages, both sugar and caffeine have their own chemical agenda in the body. They defeat the purpose of the need for water.
Mike: You're also talking about soft drinks here…
Dr. B: I'm talking about soft drinks, I'm talking about sodas, I'm talking about caffeine containing coffee or tea. I'm also talking about alcohol, because alcohol actually stops the emergency water supply systems to the important cells, such as the brain cells. In the reverse osmosis process your body filters and injects water into the cells, and this is what I call reverse osmosis. And it has to raise the blood pressure for that in order to overcome the osmotic pull of water out of the cells, and reinject water into the cells. That's why we develop high-blood pressure in dehydration. And this process of reverse osmosis is stopped by alcohol. It stops the filter system.
Chronic Disease Caused by Lack of Water Mike: Let me start this next section by asking you about the correlation between water consumption and chronic disease. There are many diseases you mention in your books that are related to dehydration. I wonder if you can give our readers a brief of what the major diseases are and why they are aggravated or promoted by chronic dehydration.
Dr. B: Certainly, Mike. I have written a book called Water Cures and Drugs Kill. It's a book that explains why dehydration is the cause of pain and disease, and how the pharmaceutical industry has camouflaged this information or covered it up and instead of letting people drink water, it advertises the use of their products, which actually do kill. Because recent figures have shown that prescription medications, when used according to the instruction of doctors, nonetheless kill over 106,000 people, and make 2 million people sicker than before taking the medication. And then there is another group who die from faulty prescriptions, incorrect prescriptions.
So between them, about 250,000 people die from drug-related problems, medication-related problems. This makes the drugs the use of drugs the number three killer processes in the country -- protected and licensed killer process. After heart disease, which kills about seven or eight hundred thousand, cancer which kills about 500,000, drugs kill 250,000 people.
Mike: So it's fair to say that pharmaceuticals, as packaged by modern medicine, are the third leading cause of death in this country.
Dr. B: Absolutely, and they are useless, because most of the medication they are using is to cover up symptoms and signs and complications of dehydration in the human body. The human body manifests dehydration by a series of symptoms and signs, perceptive symptoms of dehydration -- in other words, brain senses dehydration, or tiredness when you haven't done a good day's work, or first thing in the morning when you want to get up out of bed and you're tired, you can't get up -- that is a sign of dehydration. Then anger, quick reaction, depression, these are all signs of dehydration, when the brain has very little energy from hydroelectricity to cope with the information or take action. These are some of the perceptive signs of dehydration. Then the body has its drought management program, which are allergies, hypertension, diabetes, and also immune diseases.
The link between dehydration and asthma Mike: I'd like you to elaborate a little more on asthma, and the idea that the body is managing its water supply deliberately in a way that produces symptoms that are called asthma.
Dr. B: Yes, well you see, drought management means that you have to clog the holes where water is lost from the body. Water is the most precious commodity in the interior of your body, and when not enough is coming in and more is being lost, this is a no-no situation for your body. The intelligence behind the design of the body has it such that a drought management program will kick in, and then allergies are a sign of dehydration because the system that regulates water balance of the body suppresses the immune system, because it's an energy-consuming situation. Then you get asthma.
You see, we lose about a quart of water through breathing every day. It is actually the surface tension in the alveoli of the lungs that produces contraction of these tiny membranes, and air is pushed out. And in the process, that water will leave with the air that is leaving. So you lose about a quart of water in breathing. We need to replenish that. When we don't replenish it, the body tightens up the bronchials and plugs up the holes and we call this reduced air flow in the lungs because of dehydration, we've labeled it as asthma.
Mike: Right. I've always been amazed that the willingness of modern medicine or western medicine to come up with these complicated sounding labels or names for diseases that should really have simpler names.
Dr. B: Jargon peddling is the way of commercial medicine. Sick-care system survives and thrives on pushing these jargons into the minds of the people, because people don't understand what these jargons, they hear them and they don't associate with anything in the body, but associate them with those jargons of fear that are drummed in the minds of people.
Now, children, there are 17 million children in America, probably more because the numbers rise every year, who have asthma, and the reason is, at the same time, children have been consuming more and more sodas. Three year olds to five year olds have been consuming three times as much soda in the last ten years than in the ten years before that. So these people are getting dehydrated, they are consuming more sodas, which doesn't function in the same way as water, and that is why they get asthma. Now, give these children water, and their asthma will disappear very quickly, in a matter of a few hours, completely the breathing becomes normal. The need for these inhalers will disappear.
And when I contacted the NIH and explained all of this, the gentleman who was in charge of this said I was so ignorant on what was going on, and yet he wanted to protect his freedom, and so he ignored the information even though I had gone to Clinton, President Clinton to ask him to intervene, and give breath back to these children. But the NIH was adamant to use medication. He wrote me, actually, and said we are satisfied with the way asthma is being treated. So, this is the situation. Now 17 million children is America can recover in a matter of a few days if everyone in the country started talking to asthmatic people and saying water is what you should take. Can you imagine a solution so simple?
Mike: Yes. Yes I can, and there are many such solutions available to treat a great number of chronic diseases, just like you've been describing here. Of course, the pharmaceutical industry I think would be horrified to have that information become widespread.
Dr. B: Yeah, well, because what I'm saying is totally anti-business, and we are not talking about a few hundred thousand dollars, we are talking about a few billion dollars a year.
Treating hypertension with water Mike: For the pharmaceutical industry, the existence of disease is a business question, because let's face it, the pharmaceutical industry is a for-profit industry. Profits are always first, and at least it's my belief, and it seems that you share it, that any therapy that competes with those profits is minimized, marginalized or outright attacked. Dr. B: Yes, recently there was an ad on the television. It was very interesting -- I didn't realize it at the beginning, but I now realize that the ad was speaking to me. In other words, it was an ad against my statements. Because I've said that the heartburn is a sign of dehydration in the human body and you should drink water. And this guy comes and sits at the counter and asks, “Give me a glass of water, my heartburn is killing me.” Or something like that. And the lady behind the counter says, “Water doesn't cure heartburn -- this medication does.” So see, this is how the pharmaceutical industry fights the information that I put out. But nonetheless, people who did discover that water could cure their heartburn are wiser than those who buy into that advertising stunt.Mike: It seems like there are almost two different groups of people in the United States. There are those who are now dependent on multiple pharmaceuticals to treat everything, every symptom that they have, and who alter their body chemistry and their brain chemistry through drugs, and then there are those who are educating themselves about the true causes of health. They're drinking water, they're avoiding food additives, they're engaging in exercise -- it seems like there's a chasm that's widening between these two groups. Dr. B: Absolutely. That's why alternative medicine has picked up and you're getting more people going to alternative medicine than conventional medicine. You see, I've sold at least over 600,000 copies of my book Your Body's Many Cries for Water over the past 10 years. And so I've had over several thousand radio interviews in the past 10 years. Information is getting out into the hands of the public, so the pharmaceutical industry has to naturally increase its advertising to nullify this information that I have put out. That is why they have produced this ad -- one of many, actually. Anyway, we were talking about drought management programs in the body. Hypertension is another one of these problems. When there isn't enough water in the body, or the body becomes dehydrated, 66% of the water loss is from the interior of the cells. 26% is from the environment around the cells, and only 8% is lost from the vascular system. But the vascular system is an elastic system -- it tightens up and takes up the slack so you don't see the problem that is going on inside the cells of your body by testing your blood that is being tested in so many conditions. If people drank water on a regular basis and took enough salt and minerals to expand the capillary beds, hypertension would disappear completely. And there are 60 million Americans who don't realize that actually hypertension is one of the manifestations of drought management programs of the body when the body begins to operate a reverse osmosis process, to deliver water into the interior of those cells which are 66% water deficient. Now the pharmaceutical industry and the medical doctors arrogantly and ignorantly are treating hypertension with diuretics.Mike: Let's get rid of the water!
Dr. B: They are getting rid of the water in the body, at a lot of, how shall I say, effort.
Mike: Isn't this an example of the arrogance of modern medicine in believing that it knows more than nature, it knows more than the body?
Dr. B: We, as doctors, are really 007 agents of the pharmaceutical industry. We are totally blind and ignorant and the pharmaceutical industry has hijacked medicine. We learn a couple of years of physiology, and soon as we go on the clinical side we are asked to forget those and begin to learn pharmacology in order to treat symptoms rather than understand the primary cause of the health problem.
Mike: But you were trained in classic, conventional way...
Dr. B: I had to educate myself.
Thinking outside the box Mike: What it is that drove you to explore beyond the limited thinking of conventional medicine?
Dr. B: I'm always a curious person. I've been a curious person ever since I was born as far as I know. One day we had a thief come into the house and was on the wall, and I was only a two and a half year old boy. I went to him and said, “What are you doing here? Can't you see you're scaring everyone? Why don't you go?” I wasn't scared, I was curious.
That is what I am, right throughout my life, and that is why when I discovered that water cures pain, then this was an entrance for me to get into it and find out what was the reason. And that was when I discovered that my education was no good. I didn't learn medicine, I learned a little bit of anatomy and a little bit of histology, which stood me in good stead in order to understand the rest of the stuff.
Mike: You are, I'm sure the listeners would agree here, you are to be applauded for being able to venture outside of conventional medicine.
Dr. B: I'm only a healer because that's my way of thinking. I don't think about money, because money is, if you do a good deed, money will come as a by product of that good deed.
Mike: I agree with you wholeheartedly there.
Dr. B: You don't have to try and take the last drop of blood out of a person who comes to you in order to get help from you. That is against my nature. That's why I've put out my information for everyone to use on the internet, and it is only for further use or further education that I have produced my books and so on, and those books unfortunately, the cost of printing, distribution, forces the price on the information. If the pharmaceutical industry had the information that they were going to sell, for example the information in my book Your Body's Many Cries For Water, they would ask for $10,000 a book, not $14.95.
Mike: And, if they could, they would patent water...
Dr. B: They would patent it.
Mike: And try to sell it to you at $100 a dose, right?
Dr. B: That's right. So, basically, this is what's going on in medicine in America. Joint pain, back pain, arthritis cause by chronic dehydration Dr. B.: The human body also has its emergency calls for water. These are localized emergency calls. We call these heartburn, rheumatoid joint pain, back pain, migraine headaches, colitis pain, fibromyalgiac pain, even angina pain -- signs of dehydration in the body.
And the mechanism is very simple -- when there isn't enough water to be evenly distributed and certain parts of the body are working but not receiving enough water to deal with its toxic waste and metabolism, and the toxic waste builds up that area, the nerve endings in that area register the chemical environmental change with the brain. And the brain translates this information for the conscious mind in the form of pain.
Mike: So it's just the interpretation?
Dr. B: It's an interpretation, yes. So the conscious mind gets the information that, hey, this area we can't use anymore, it has a shortage of water. Of course, the conscious mind should have known that, but bad education has robbed us of that information. We think this pain is a disease.
Mike: The predominant diagnosis of this, of course, I think in the minds of most people, and especially in most M.D.s would be that there is something physically or structurally compromised in that area.
Dr. B: Well, of course, the compromise is when the tissue is dehydrated, it's changing structure. The plum-like cells become prune-like. Prune-like cells do not function in the same manners as a plum-like cell. So, that is how symptoms are produced. These symptoms mean, okay, let us get the ingredients that the body needs into the system. Now, when we say dehydration, water also brings a lot of other goodies to the cells. When we are dehydrated, these goodies are not delivered either. So, we need not only correct dehydration, but also to supply the minerals and vitamins and so on so that the body can repair itself.
Thirst perception not reliable Mike: I'd like to you talk about how people can know when they need to drink water, because you talk about in the book how some of the signs of dehydration, the classic signs are not necessarily the only signs, and also how much should an average person be drinking?
Dr. B: First and foremost, don't wait until you get thirsty, because that's an error. Unfortunately, the National Academy of Sciences and some other people recently have been telling people to wait until they get thirsty before they drink, which is the main error that we inherited 100 years ago from a man called Walter Bradford Cannon. And that's why, at the time, there was a Frenchman saying that dehydration or thirst is a general sensation and we should study it, and Walter Bradford Cannon said, no, thirst is only a matter of dry mouth.
When the mouth is dry we are thirsty, which is an arrogant statement, and unfortunately western medicine bought into that understanding, and that's why we have a sick-care system, because from the age of 20 onwards, we gradually, imperceptibly become dehydrated without knowing it. We lose our perception of thirst. By the age of 70 we may be totally thirsty and obviously thirsty and yet not recognize the need to drink water, even when water is put next to us.
This was done as an experiment. A scientist asked a group of elderly people to withhold from drinking water for 24 hours, and similarly with young people. After 24 hours when water was made available, the elderly did not recognize that they were thirsty.
Mike: Even after 24 hours with no water?
Dr. B: Correct. Even when water was left next to them, some of them wouldn't reach for it. But the young people drank water, and corrected this dehydration. Now, this is a major problem, and that's why we have so many people in the elderly sector of our society who are sick, because they are totally dehydrated and they do not recognize it.
So, waiting to get thirsty is to die prematurely and very painfully. In fact, this is the title of an article that is posted on my website, www.WaterCure.com, and also on NAFHIM, National Association For Honesty In Medicine (http://www.nafhim.org).
We should not wait to get thirsty, because water is the main source of energy. By the time you get thirsty, you will have lost energy from the water that you should have drunk and made available before you get thirsty. So, if you don't allow the gas tank of your car to come dry before you stop and take some gas, then why should you let your body become thirsty so that it stalls on the roadside before you drink water?
So, first thing, people should never allow themselves to get thirsty -- they should drink throughout the day. An average person needs two quarts of water a day. Average person really needs four quarts of water a day. But two quarts we have to supply. Two quarts we get from food metabolism and water content in foods. We need this amount of water to manufacture at least two quarts of urine. You know, not to put pressure on the kidneys. When we drink enough water so that the urine is colorless, that is a good sign. When the urine becomes yellow, it means that the body is beginning to become dehydrated and when it becomes orange, then the body is truly dehydrated and some part of the body is suffering from that dehydration.
Mike: So this is a very easy sign that people can pay attention to.
Dr. B: Absolutely.
Mike: They don't need a medical degree to see the color of their urine.
Dr. B: Well, that's why we should become observant to our urine production. And breathing -- when we are short of breath, it means we are dehydrated.
Mike: Are there other similar, simple symptoms that people can pay attention to?
Dr. B: The skin -- if the skin is nice and loose and smooth, then we are hydrated. If it becomes creasy and shriveled, it means dehydration. The crow's feet on the face of elderly people, that's a sign of dehydration. The turkey neck under the chin is a sign of dehydration. These are mentioned in my books, Your Body's Many Cries for Water, and also in my Water For Health, For Healing, For Life. I recommend everyone to read Water Cures, Drugs Kill, because in this book I've identified over 90 health problems that we in medicine have called disease, and yet water cures them.
So, when the body is short of water and they give it medication, naturally the person will die, because the medication is silencing the many cries of the body for water. But it's not correcting the dehydration. So we need to understand these symptoms of dehydration, and the book Water Cures, Drugs Kill will do that. People can order through the internet at http://www.watercure.com or Amazon.com or Barnesandnoble.com or go to the bookstore and get it.
Mike: You have an upcoming book on obesity, cancer, and depression, right?
Dr. B: Yes, I've got a book called Obesity, Cancer and Depression: The Common Cause and Actual Cure. I've identified why these three diseases are actually the branches of the same tree, and each one naturally produces a different problem at different age brackets, but they are all related conditions that occur as a result of dehydration over time. Time is of essence -- when incrementally we become dehydrated, the prune-like cells begin to transform. Some of them become cancerous, and I've explained all of this in the book. I explain how dehydration suppresses the immune system, directly or indirectly, and that's how most diseases occur, including cancer.
Mike: When is this book going to be published?
Dr. B: It will be available by the end of the year. People can keep an eye on the website http://www.watercure.com, and it will be posted there when the book is available.
Sodas cause dehydration Mike: Now here's another interesting question people have -- when they go out to eat at a restaurant, there's a tremendous amount of economic pressure from the point of view of the restaurant chain or restaurant owner to serve them something other than water. I remember there was a campaign at one time through Olive Garden restaurants. The campaign was called Just Say No to H2O, and they were rewarding waiters for making sure people bought some soft drinks rather than drinking water.
Dr. B: That's because everyone is after a fast buck, even at the expense of someone else's health. These restaurants are no different from the pharmaceutical industry when they push something that the body doesn't need. Of course, they don't know, they don't do it knowingly. One can't fault them. Its bad education, and we think that these soft drinks are synonymous with water.
Actually, a lot of children who drink soft drinks actually become “stupid”, but once you take the soft drink away from them, their grades improve tremendously -- C's and F's become A's and B's. So, there is something in caffeine that suppresses the enzymes from memory-making. And this is exactly how the plant survives, because caffeine is a toxic chemical - it's a warfare chemical for the plant. Anything that would eat it will lose its art of camouflage, its alertness, good reaction, good response, and becomes easy prey to its own food chain predator.
Mike: Yes, caffeine is technically an insecticide.
Dr. B: Caffeine is technically an insecticide. So is morphine and so is cocaine. They are the same family of drugs -- neurotoxic substances.
Mike: Is there anything else in particular that our listeners should be aware of or should do to enhance their health through the information that you make available?
Dr. B: Yes, they can keep in touch. They can go to my website on a regular basis, and we post information there and letters that we exchange and so on. They can become part of the movement to bring honesty back into medicine. Because if they're young people, they've got many years to go, and unfortunately in a dishonest form of medical practice, they can become vulnerable.
Dr. B: Yes, but they will get the option at http://www.watercure.com to go to either site. This information is free, it's the latest information in medical science, it's the future science of medicine, it's the foundation of the future science of medicine, and they have it at their use, free of charge. All they have to do is become curious as to learn. And the information is in such simple language that anyone can understand it. I don't use jargon. I use very simple English to explain complicated problems.
Mike: I thank you so much for your generosity, being willing to take this time and share your wisdom with the world.
Dr. B: Mike, it is my pleasure, and I thank you. I'm here to be heard and you make it possible for me to be heard, and I'm grateful to you.
Mike: Indeed, and likewise from this side. It's people like you that will revolutionize medicine, and that's what we need today.
Dr. B: Bernard Shaw says that normal people try to conform, and reasonable people do not conform, and look for alternatives. Therefore all progress belongs to unreasonable people.
About This Interview You've been reading from an exclusive interview with Dr. Batmanghelidj, author of Water For Health, For Healing, For Life. Dr. B. is also the founder of the National Association for Honesty in Medicine and author of, Your Body's Many Cries For Water. Look for his new, upcoming book, “Obesity, Cancer and Depression: Their Common Cause and Actual Cure.” Learn more about Dr. B. at www.WaterCure.com
What is Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum, Cinnamomum cassia)?
It is one of the oldest known spices.
The bark of the cinnamon tree is dried and rolled into cinnamon sticks called ‘quills’. The quills could be grounded into powder.
The characteristic flavor and aroma of cinnamon comes from ‘cinnamonaldehyde’, an essential oil from its bark.
Of the 4 main varieties of cinnamon - Sri Lanka (Ceylon) cinnamon and Cassia cinnamon are the most popular.
Sri Lanka (Ceylon) cinnamon is known as ‘true cinnamon’. It is more expensive and has a sweet taste. The quills are softer and can be easily grounded into powder.
Most cinnamon sold in supermarkets comes from the less expensive variety - Cassia Cinnamon. It has a darker color and the quills are harder.
Health Benefits Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic active components - cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate and cinnamyl alcohol (with a wide range of other volatile substances) – all found from the essential oils from its bark.
History In ancient Egypt, it was a beverage flavoring, medicine and an embalming agent. It was considered more precious than gold.
It is being mentioned in one of the earliest Chinese botanical medicine books circa 2,700 B.C.
Cinnamon’s popularity continued throughout history. It is one of the most relied upon spices in Medieval Europe.
It was one of the first commodities traded regularly between the Near East and Europe.
Cultivation Cinnamon is harvested by growing the tree for two years and then coppicing it.
The next year, about a dozen shoots will form from the roots. These shoots are then stripped of their bark, which is left to dry. Only the thin (0.5 mm) inner bark is used; the outer woody portion is removed, leaving meter-long cinnamon strips that curl into rolls ("quills") on drying; each dried quill comprises strips from numerous shoots packed together. These quills are then cut into 5–10 cm lengths for sale.
Sri Lanka cinnamon has a very thin, smooth bark with a light-yellowish brown color and a highly fragrant aroma.
According to the International Herald Tribune, in 2006 Sri Lanka produced 90% of the world's Ceylon cinnamon, followed by China, India, and Vietnam. According to the FAO, Indonesia produces 40% of the world's Cassia genus of cinnamon.
Besides its usages in cooking, it possesses health benefits.
Traditional Chinese medicine uses Cassia cinnamon to treat colds, flatulence, nausea, diarrhea, and pain caused by menstrual periods. It improves energy, vitality, and blood circulation.
In Ayurveda, cinnamon is a remedy for diabetes, indigestion, and colds - recommended for those with the kapha Ayurvedic type.
Scientific Evidence Recent studies found that cinnamon have beneficial effect on blood sugar.
One of the first studies published in 2003 in the medical journal ‘Diabetes Care’ had 60 diabetics with type 2 diabetes consume 1, 3, or 6 grams of cinnamon in pill form daily (roughly equivalent to one quarter of a teaspoon to 1 teaspoon of grounded cinnamon).
After 40 days, all participants were found to have reduced their fasting blood glucose by 18 to 29%, triglycerides by 23 to 30%, LDL cholesterol by 7 to 27%, and total cholesterol by 12 to 26%.
Anti Bacterial & Anti Fungal properties Preliminary lab and animal studies confirmed that cinnamon have antibacterial and antifungal properties. It is effective against Candida albicans (the fungus that causes yeast infections and thrush), and Helicobacter pylori (the bacteria responsible for stomach ulcers).
Anti-Clotting Actions Cinnamaldehyde (Cinnamic aldehyde), found in Cinnamon prevents unwanted clumping of blood platelets (constituents of blood that clump together under emergency circumstances e.g. cuts, to halt bleeding) .
It inhibits the release of inflammatory fatty ‘arachidonic acid’ from platelet membranes, reducing the formation of an inflammatory messaging molecule ‘thromboxane A2’.
Anti-Inflammatory Its ability to lower the release of ‘arachidonic acid’ from cell membranes – lessens inflammations.
Anti-Microbial Activity It inhibits growth of bacteria and fungi, including the troublesome ‘Candida’ yeast ‘.
In laboratory tests, growth of yeasts that were resistant to the commonly used anti-fungal medication fluconazole could be halted by cinnamon extracts.
It is often used for foods preservation.
The International Journal of Food Microbiology (August 2003 issue) shares that a few drops of cinnamon essential oil added to 100 ml (approximately 3 ounces) of carrot broth (which was then refrigerated) inhibited the growth of the food borne pathogenic Bacillus cereus for at least 60 days.
When the broth was refrigerated without the cinnamon oil, the pathogenic B. cereus flourished despite the cold temperature.
Blood Sugar Control Diabetics with type 2 diabetes may improve their ability to respond to insulin (normalizing their blood sugar levels) if they consume cinnamon on a regular basis.
Both test tube and animal studies proved that compounds in cinnamon stimulate the insulin receptors - inhibiting an enzyme that inactivates them – thereby significantly increasing the cells’ ability to utilize glucose.
Studies currently at US Agricultural Research Service showed that diabetics with type 2 diabetes (who consume less than half a teaspoon daily of cinnamon) – have a significant reduction in their blood sugar level.
One study (Dec 30, 2003) was with 60 Pakistani volunteers with type 2 diabetes who were not taking insulin. They were divided into 6 groups. For 40 days, groups 1, 2 and 3 were given 1, 3, or 6 grams daily of cinnamon while groups 4, 5 and 6 received placebo capsules. Group 1 (with the lowest 1 gram of cinnamon – about 25-50% of a teaspoonful) had a 20% drop in blood sugar (cholesterol and triglycerides lowered.) No changes took place for the group 4-5 which took the placebo. Once, the cinnamon consumption ceased for Group 1-3, the sugar levels rose.
In their latest paper, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, Richard Anderson (USDA Human Nutrition Research Center) reported that the insulin’s ‘enhancing complexes in cinnamon’ which is a collection of catechin/epicatechin oligomers increases the body’s insulin-dependent ability to use glucose roughly 20 fold.
The potentially toxic compounds in cinnamon bark are found primarily in the lipid (fat) soluble fractions and are present only at very low levels in water soluble cinnamon extracts - the ones with the insulin-enhancing compounds.
A study by Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice (Dec 2003) where rats were given a daily dose of cinnamon (300 mg per kilogram of body weight) for a 3 week period, their skeletal muscle was able to absorb 17% more blood sugar per minute compared to that of control rats, which were not given cinnamon. The increase is attributed to cinnamon’s enhancement of the muscle cells’ insulin-signaling pathway.
Effective Anti-Oxidant Compared with 6 other known antioxidant spices (anise, ginger, licorice, mint, nutmeg and vanilla) and chemical food preservatives (BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), and propyl gallate) – research found that cinnamon prevents oxidation better than the rest, with the exception of the Mint.
Scent Boosts Brain Function The aroma of this sweet spice boosts brain activity!
Research led by Dr. P. Zoladz and presented on April 24, 2004, at the annual meeting of the Association for Chemoreception Sciences, in Sarasota, FL, reported that chewing cinnamon flavored gum or smelling cinnamon - enhanced study participants’ cognitive processing.
It improved participants’ scores on tasks related to attentional processes, virtual recognition memory, working memory, and visual-motor speed while working on a computer-based program.
Participants were exposed to four odorant conditions: no odor, peppermint odor, jasmine, and cinnamon. Cinnamon emerged the clear winner. Encouraged by the results of these studies, researchers will be evaluating cinnamon’s potential for enhancing cognition in the elderly, individuals with test-anxiety, and possibly even patients with diseases that lead to cognitive decline. (May 9, 2004)
Colon & Bile Health Cinnamon is an excellent source of the trace mineral manganese and a very good source of dietary fiber, iron and calcium.
Calcium and fiber bind to bile salts and help remove them from the body. By removing bile, fiber helps to prevent the damage that certain bile salts can cause to colon cells, thereby reducing the risk of colon cancer.
When bile is removed by fiber, the body will break down cholesterol to make new bile. This process can help to lower high cholesterol levels, which can be helpful in preventing atherosclerosis and heart disease.
The fiber in cinnamon may also provide relief from constipation or diarrhea – especially for those who suffers from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome).
Warming abilities Cinnamon is valued in energy-based medical systems, as in the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) - for its warming qualities. It provides relief - boosting the body system – particularly useful at combating colds and flu.
It is normally mixed with tea and fresh ginger of the above purpose.
Biblical Support It was first mention in the Old Testament where Moses is commanded to use both sweet cinnamon (Hebrewקִנָּמוֹן, qinnāmôn) and cassia in the holy anointing oil; in Proverbs, where the lover's bed is perfumed with myrrh, aloe and cinnamon; and in Song of Solomon, a song describing the beauty of his beloved, cinnamon scents her garments like the smell of Lebanon.
Caution Those consuming diabetes medication or any medication relating to blood glucose or insulin should not take therapeutic doses of cinnamon unless under doctor's supervision. The blood glucose level may drop to dangerous level - leading to serious complications e.g. heart, stroke, kidney and nerve damage.
At high concentrations, Coumarin (found in Cassia cinnamon – the most common cinnamon found at grocery stores & supplements – also in celery, chamomile, sweet clover & parsley) can damage the liver. It has ‘blood-thinning’ effect. Those taking Coumadin (Warfarin – for anti clotting disorders) or have bleeding disorders – should consult with their doctors before taking cinnamon products on a regular basis.
Cinnamon oil is an extract from the bark. They are for aromatherapy use. It is extremely potent - an overdose can depress the central nervous system.
All ladies who are pregnant should avoid cinnamon until after pregnancy.
Want to lose weight fast? If you're sick of being overweight, and want a new life, these ten tips will help.
1. See Your Doctor First and Get Real-World Advice
Your first step is to visit your doctor. There may be a medical reason you're piling on the pounds.
2. Write Every Bite - Keep a Food Diary
Studies have shown that keeping a food diary leads to permanent weight loss. Get a small notebook, and write down every bite you eat, and what you drink, every day.
3. Fight White - Is It Processed? Don't Eat It
White flour and white sugar are bad for you. Avoid them. Shop for whole wheat bread, and eliminate cakes and cookies from your diet completely. If you find that this is hard to do, have just one sweet treat a day. As you become healthier, your cravings for "sugar high" will gradually vanish.
4. Step on the Scales Just Once a Week
Weigh yourself once a week, at the same time, wearing the same clothes. Your weight can fluctuate day to day, and in your first few weeks of weight loss, the constant fluctuations can be worrying. Just weigh yourself once a week, and record your weight in your food diary.
5. Eat Right, Forget Dieting
Want a diet? Most diets are the same. They teach you to eat healthily, and to exercise. If you're not sure how to choose healthy foods, investigate a diet. However, once you know what's good for you to eat, and what isn't, forget dieting.
6. Go for a Walk - and Stretch
You need to move; your body's designed for it, and needs it. Go for a five minute walk in your lunch hour and for a ten minute walk after work. Increase the length of your walks so you're walking for half an hour daily.
7. Drink Water Every Day
Water is good for you. Drink up.
8. Think Vegetables and Spices: Make a Yummy Soup
Hate vegetables? Cook them up in a spicy soup, and eat a cup of soup for lunch, and before your evening meal.
9. Enjoy Yourself: Build Fun into Every Day
What's fun for you? Do something fun every day.It's essential for your mental health and physical health too.
10. Set Goals for All Areas of Your Life: You Have the Energy for Achievement Now
Now you're eating well and exercising, you've got the energy to create the life of your dreams. Set goals in every area of your life - health, family, finances, work - and achieve them. You can do it.
17. Anti-cancer properties of Job's Tears (Chinese pearl barley)
This is not barley but related to the corn family.
Common name: Job’s tears (Chinese pearl barley), Coix grain Scientific name: coix lacryma-jobi
Your kitchen is a command center against cancer. Food is medicine, and stop being totally dependent on artificially synthesized pharmaceuticals.
A combined use of Western medical science with Chinese pharmacopoeia in post-operation care has been practiced even in Western countries.
The treatment of cancer in some reputable hospitals in Western countries (U.S and Europe), the immediate reductionist methods using chemo and radio therapies are supported by the use of holistic Chinese and Indian pharmacopoeia and acupuncture.
Anti-cancer properties of job's tears (coix grain)
Natural chemo-therapeutic agent against tumors (benign or malignant example, tumors in lungs, abdominal region – pancreas, liver, intestines, colon) prostate, breast
Arresting the life-cycle of cancer cells thus killing them
Works together with body immune system to inhibit cancer cells
With the numerous health benefits of this affordable widely distributed staple food, why not begin to add this coix grain into your diet? This grain has been used for at least 2,900 years. Avoid bad health habits, promote good health habits.
Everyday use of coix grain
Add 5 tablespoons (for 5 persons) of coix grains (first, soak the grains to soften it) together with rice while cooking. Both rice and coix grains take the same amount of time to cook. You can try this diet twice a week.
Anti-acne - skin and blood clarifying
Anti-oxidant – assists the body in neutralizing free radicals reactive oxygen species (POS)
At least 4,500 years ago, cultured milk product was being produced as food. Ancient yogurts were impromptu fermented by wild bacteria Lactobacillus delbrueckii subsp.bulgaricus.
The first European encounter with yogurt was Francis I of France who suffered from a severe bout of diarrhea where no French doctor could cure him. His friend, Suleiman the Magnificent sent a doctor, who cured him with yogurt.
Nutritional value and health benefits Yogurt is rich in protein, calcium, riboflavin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12. It has nutritional benefits beyond those of milk. In fact, people who are lactose-intolerant can enjoy yogurt without ill-effects, because the lactose in the milk is converted by the bacterial culture which the individual need not have to process the milk sugar themselves.
Yogurts are made using active, good bacteria. The word ‘probiotic’ literally means ‘for life’, and when eaten in sufficient amounts, the living organisms can result in some health benefits. Since yogurt comes from milk, yogurt eaters will absorb animal-protein of about 9 grams per 6 once serving including other nutrients like calcium, vitamin B2, B12, potassium and magnesium.
Benefit #1 - Yogurt aid the prevention of osteoporosis Jeri Nieves, PhD, MS, director of bone density testing at New York’s Helen Hayes Hospital says that adequate nutrition contribute a major role in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and the vital micronutrients are calcium and vitamin D.
The combination of calcium and vitamin D has skeletal benefit provided that the D dose is 400 IU per day for people of ages 51 to 70. However, this amount is consider adequate to most young adults for skeletal health, although many would argue that for overall health, maybe more dose be required.
Benefit #2 – Yogurt can reduce the risk of high blood pressure A recent study by Alvaro Alonso, MD, PhD, a researcher in the department of epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health said, “We observed a 50% reduction in the risk of developing high blood pressure among people eating 2 – 3 servings of low-fat dairy a day (or more), compared with those without any intake”. Alvaro believes low-fat yogurt would likely have the same effect, even though, the study subjects consumed was as milk.
Benefits #3 – Yogurt with active cultures is good for the gut Researchers from the Jean Mayer U.S. Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University concluded in a recent review article.
Yogurt with active cultures may help certain gastrointestinal conditions, including: • Lactose intolerance • Constipation • Diarrhea • Colon cancer • Inflammatory bowel disease • *H. pylori infection
The benefits are thought to be due to: • Changes in the micro flora of the gut • The time food takes to go through the bowel • Enhancement of the body’s immune system
*H.pylori is a type of bacteria that can cause infection in the stomach and upper part of the small intestine. It can lead to ulcers and can increase the risk of developing stomach cancer.
Benefit #4 – Yogurt with active cultures may prevent vaginal infections Seven diabetic women with chronic Candidal vaginitis consumed 6 oz of frozen aspartame-sweetened yogurt per day with or without active cultures. Throughout the study, the women have poor blood sugar control.
Group eating yogurt with active cultures, the vaginal pH (measure of acidity or basicity) dropped from 6.0 to 4.0 (normal pH is 4.0 – 4.5). Those eating the yogurt without active cultures remained at pH 6.0.
Benefit #5 – Yogurt may make you feel fuller The University of Washington in Seattle tested 16 men and 16 women who had a 200 calorie snack, for hunger, fullness and calories eaten at the next meal. The snack was either: • Semisolid yogurt containing pieces of peach and eaten with a spoon • The same yogurt in drinkable form • A peach-flavored dairy beverage • Peach juice
The findings were those who had the yogurt snacks did not eat fewer calories at the next meal but resulted in lower hunger and higher fullness ratings than either of the other snacks.
High-fiber, creamy and thick smoothie Adding yogurt and fruits create a creamy and thick smoothie with high-fiber content. Cup for cup, light and low-fat yogurt is higher in protein and calcium than ice cream.
19. The amazing cucumber...safer ways to solve life's everyday problems
Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.
Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.
Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.
Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!
Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!
Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.
Out of WD-40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
Just finished a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemcials will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.
Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.
Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls.
This information was in The New York Times as part of their "Spotlight on the Home" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.
It is customary for researchers to describe ‘fiber’ as a group of polysaccharides that refused to breakdown in the digestive tract. But this definition is not very correct because 1. polysaccharides are not the only type of nutrients that share the features of fiber 2. most fibers are being used by the body after fermented by bacteria in the big intestine
Prominent attribute of fibers is their sole presence in plants and plant foods, whereas, animal foods do not provide us with it. The carbohydrate fibers consist of celluloses, hemicelluloses, pectins and fructans or ployfructoses. The main non-carbohydrate fibers are the lignins which is an important part of many cell wall structures in plants. Dietary fibers are found in vegetables, fruits, legumes, grains, nuts and seeds. On the contrary, it is the unprocessed whole foods that provide you with higher fiber benefits than the heavily processed fiber-rich food as it will lose its fiber-rich qualities.
Fair number of studies support an affiliation between high-fiber diets and the reduction of many types of cancers e.g. colon and breast cancer. These benefits arise from the ability of the fiber to bind and remove toxins and to promote healthy digestion. Another recent research declares that fiber has the health-protecting benefits to promote healthy intestinal tract bacteria.
The ‘friendly flora’ or beneficial symbiotic microbes in your big intestine are essential to your body’s health by promoting healthy immune function and provide essential molecules to your intestinal tract cells to promote their growth, hence maintaining an overall wholeness intestinal tract. These microbes use some of the fibers as fuel for their growth and by their own metabolism produce molecules called Short-Chain Fatty Acids (SCFA). The production of SCFA, are linked to the decrease in cancerous colonic cells, reduction of serum cholesterol, the sustenance of healthy blood sugar levels and intestinal tract cell walls.
However, not all fiber is fermented by the friendly-microbes in your intestinal tract. Some fiber pass through your system unchanged, binding toxins and waste products as it goes, thus promoting healthy discharge. Nevertheless, fibers are special nutrients when it comes to health benefits but is important to take large quantity of fiber. This quantity is at least 25 grams per day for an adult female and 38 grams per day for adult male.
21. The six fundamental reasons for sleeping and waking up early
Sleeping and waking up too late will disrupt the process of removing unnecessary chemicals. Aside from that, midnight to 4:00 am is the time when the bone marrow produces blood. Therefore, have a good sleep and don't sleep late.
9pm - 11pm Time for eliminating unnecessary toxic chemicals (detoxification) from the antibody system (Lymph nodes). This time-duration should be spent by relaxing or listening to music. If during this time a housewife is still in an un-relaxed state such as washing the dishes or monitoring children doing their homework, this will have a negative impact on health.
11pm - 1am The detoxification process in the liver ideally should be done in a deep sleep state 1am - 3am The detoxification process in the gall is ideally done in a deep sleep state.
3am - 5am Detoxification in the lungs, there will sometimes be severe cough for cough sufferers during this time. Since the detoxification process had reached the respiratory tract, there is no need to take cough medicine so as not to interfere with toxin removal process.
5am - 7am Detoxification in the colon, you should empty your bowel.
7am - 9am Absorption of nutrients in the small intestine, you should be having breakfast at this time. Breakfast should be earlier, before 6:30am, for those who are sick. Breakfast before 7:30am is very beneficial to those wanting to stay fit. Those who always skip breakfast, they should change their habits, and it is still better to eat breakfast late until 9am - 10am rather than no meal at all.
23. The Amazing Kitchen Therapy - Baking Soda (sodium bicarbonate)
Dr. Mark Sircus and Dr. Parhatsathid Nabadalung are the pioneers of sodium bicarbonate therapy. It is the same compound found in most kitchens, reported to cure arthritis, gout, headaches, colds, cancer, protects digestive enzymes in the stomach, balance your body pH and other ailments.
The amazing common kitchen compound – sodium bicarbonate, should not be without. It is key weapons against cancer, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes.
We are prone to critical diseases such as cancer and heart disease when our body is more acidic. The ideal blood pH is 7.365, according to Dr. Robert o. Young. Both type of bicarbonate are safe and non-toxic. It is used in baking and as a buffering agent in medicine.
The dosage Your body is the most acidic at night. Taking the sodium bicarbonate at night is the best time. Dr. Parhatsathid recommends taking both sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate, if your urinary pH is below 5.6. How acidic or alkaline a solution is measured by potential of Hydrogen (pH), a scale from 0 to 14 of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution (where 7 is neutral and greater than 7 is alkaline and less than 7 is more acidic). As a rough indication to your urinary pH, use laboratory litmus paper or even better, have a family doctor to measure the pH of the blood, mouth, and urine.
The maximum dose The normal sodium bicarbonate dosage for arthritis, gout or other rheumatic diseases is 1 teaspoon mixed in an 8 oz glass of water twice a day. It is best to take at least one dose before going to bed. The maximum dose one can consume is 3½ teaspoons in a 24 hour period. If your pH is below 5.6, take ½ teaspoon of each sodium bicarbonate and potassium bicarbonate mixed in an 8 oz glass of water twice a day, at least once at bedtime. The duration recommended is for 2 weeks period at a time. Then take a 1 week break. Continue the routine until the pain goes away and you are cured.
Does sodium bicarbonate raise blood pressure? Scientific studies show that sodium bicarbonate does not have any effect on blood pressure.
Does sodium bicarbonate neutralize stomach acid and interferes with digestion? While it neutralizes acid, it actually protects digestive enzymes in the stomach. Besides, bicarbonate is actually produced in the stomach. Research conducted by William Beaumont and others, when sodium bicarbonate taken on an empty stomach, pass right through to the intestinal tract where it begins to do its miraculous work.
We must learn to take responsibility for our own health and don’t just accept this information wholesale. Google your own research with these keywords – sodium bicarbonate and arthritis, you will find a wealth of information.
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The true fact is that the YOLK is the Healthiest Part of the Egg. This is contrary to most people who mistakenly think that egg yolk is the worst part of the egg. It contains the most nutrient rich, antioxidant-rich, vitamin and mineral loaded portion of the egg.
The yolks contain so many B-vitamins, trace minerals, vitamin A, folate, choline, lutein, and other powerful nutrients. Whereas, the egg whites are almost devoid of nutrition compared to the yolks. Even the protein in egg whites isn't as powerful without the yolks to balance out the amino acid profile and make the protein more bio-available. Not to mention that the egg yolks from free range chickens are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids.
Yolks contain more than 90% of the calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, thiamin, B6, folate, and B12, and panthothenic acid of the egg. In addition, the yolks contain ALL of the fat soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the egg, as well as ALL of the essential fatty acids.
When you eat food that contains a high amount of dietary cholesterol such as eggs, your body down-regulates it's internal production of cholesterol to balance things out.
On the other hand, if you don't eat enough cholesterol, your body simply produces more since cholesterol has tons of important functions in the body.
And here's where it gets even more interesting...
There are indications that eating whole eggs actually raises your good HDL cholesterol to a higher degree than LDL cholesterol, thereby improving your overall cholesterol ratio and blood chemistry.
High cholesterol is NOT a disease! Heart disease is a disease...but high cholesterol is NOT. Cholesterol is actually a VERY important substance in your body and has vitally important functions... it is DEAD WRONG to try to "lower your cholesterol" just because of pharmaceutical companies propaganda that everyone on the planet should be on statin drugs.
In addition, the yolks contain the antioxidant lutein as well as other antioxidants which can help protect you from inflammation within your body (the REAL culprit in heart disease, not dietary cholesterol!), giving yet another reason why the yolks are actually GOOD for you, and not detrimental.
Another interesting thing about eggs...a study recently that compared groups of people that ate egg breakfasts vs groups of people that ate cereal or bagel based breakfasts. The results of the study showed that the egg eaters lost or maintained a healthier body weight, while the cereal/bagel eaters gained weight.
It was hypothesized that the egg eaters actually ate less calories during the remainder of the day because their appetite was more satisfied compared to the cereal/bagel eaters who would have been more prone to wild blood sugar swings and food cravings.
Enjoy your eggs and get a leaner body!
Source: Mike Geary, Certified Nutrition Specialist, Certified Personal Trainer http://www.truthaboutabs.com/whole-eggs-or-egg-whites.html