SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

August 20, 2014

Bladder, Prostate and Kidney

Lack of bladder drainage might cause kidney failure


To Your Good Health
Keith Roach

Q: My primary-care doctor sent me for a blood test and said my prostate-specific antigen number was too high, then sent me to a urologist. The urologist said I am retaining urine in the bladder.
After one week of medication (Rapaflo), I had a catheter inserted for another week. He measured the urine in the bladder at 880 milliliters. Now he is suggesting surgery.
Is he going too fast? What are your thoughts on the procedure and side effects? Will this correct the problem?

A: The bladder is drained via a tube called the urethra, and, in men, the urethra runs right through the middle of the prostate. As men get older, the prostate commonly enlarges (1), and this can cause a resistance to the flow.
Symptoms can range from mildly annoying to completely obstructive. Complete obstruction is an emergency because the kidneys will fail within a few days of being unable to drain urine.

But the obstruction doesn’t need to be complete to cause kidney damage. The high pressure in the urethra, bladder and ureters (the tubes that allow urine to flow from the kidneys to the bladder) causes kidney damage. Placing a catheter allows the
urine to drain at low pressure if the problem is in the urethra.

The normal bladder capacity is 300 to 400 ml. With 880 ml, you would experience abnormal bladder drainage and be at high risk for ongoing kidney damage. Thus, I completely agree with your urologist that something, probably surgical, needs to be done quickly.

It isn’t clear to me whether your inability to drain the bladder is a result of an obstruction from an enlarged prostate, even though an elevated PSA suggests that is the case.  It is also possible that something is wrong with the nerves that go to or from the bladder. I suspect that your urologist has done additional bladder tests to help sort this out.

(My Comment on Q#1:   In  medicine today,Drug companies drive health care practices and they can’t make money on unpatentable natural herbs . . . the emphasis seems to be on what the Medical Complex has lined up on the shelf waiting to be dispensed by way of known pharmaceuticals or specialized ‘treatments’.  The easy, old fashioned,  simple stuff is too ordinary. . . mundane to be considered.  It may be that it will be ‘sorted out,’  whadoyathink?

Why does the prostate “enlarge”?

Meanwhile, lets start with (1) above;  . .the prostate enlarges because, as men get older. . yeah, this is the spot, what often happens is the toxins of the world finally get one’s attention even if one has got away with it for decades.   It is generally a combination of poor or inadequate dietary choices  for any of a variety of reasons. Plus  another subject which finds no favor in the current medical community at all, but extracts huge costs against those who ignore them — parasites of such a wide spectrum and variety, can’t begin to relate it all. I know, it sounds confusing, but it isn’t.  Alternative physicians, also  called ‘functional medicine’ will step right in, testing for metabolic, hormonal status and the presence of parasitic invasion.  

Doctor’s Orientation makes a difference

There is access to herbal supplementation bringing immediate relief and over time, restoring complete, normal function without invasive technologies  and costly procedures.  We can try to demand better more practical care from our doctors, but the power structure being what it is, I donno. . .one either sees this stuff or  they don’t – can’t. . .so one needs to seek out doctors who will — can!  

Stuff you can do

Let me outline a couple of these alternate possibilities.  First and foremost: clean up your diet,. .  . stop using prepared (by others) anything in boxes, cans or jars. Buy fresh,whole foods, as organic as possible;  indulge your passion for butter, eggs, any meat fish or chicken as long as it is not “farmed” – caged or force fed GMO corn and grains.  Eat the real, old fashioned McCoy.  Use organic dairy,  cheeses and butter — all good.  Never fall victim anymore, to the  70 year old lies  advocated by ‘medicine’ and government ‘authorities’about fat harming you and making one fat!  It doesn’t, eating healthy fats enables one to ‘burn fat’ – pure and simple.  We only have three classes of food-stuff to choose from  and that would be carbs, proteins and fats.  

Eat Plenty of good Fats

Healthy Americans were advised to shun fat in all forms because it was said to lead to many disease states, among them Heart disease. . .not true.  Heart and brain require large  reserves of fat for energy for the work they do.  Which is why over the next decade heart disease began to escalate and grow exponentially with every passing decade til it is now epidemic.   But that is the advice we were given and people started eating low-fat everything and no-fat where they could find it.   So America and then the world went on this heart killing diet. But that wasn’t the only lie,.  .  .  cholesterol was another gross untruth which they now want to perpetrate against children;  start feeding drugs to lower their cholesterol while still building bodies.  Not only disturbing, its insane.  Cholesterol is a necessity vital not only to our hearts and brains but required through the body. By limiting our cholesterol, the body’s ability to maintain adequate levels of CoQ-10 is impaired, thus the heart was dealt another blow.  This equates to the necessity to buy maximum amounts of CoQ-10 or Ubiquinol to keep from risking earlier death.  

We replaced the Fats with Carbs  (setting-up  new bio-problems)

What do I mean?  People started eating a lot more carbohydrates.  We missed the satisfaction, so our appetites raged on seeking the natural energy once enjoyed, now deemed ‘bad’.  Grains received higher status and usage almost quadrupled.  HFCS was now infused into almost everything.  Grain and sugar consumption soared and continues to do so.   There is no mystery surrounding most of our problems — just nobody wants to look at it. In the Cereal Killer movie we all saw, Donal O’Neill started eating lots of nuts and seeds – pounds and pounds of them and at least 2 dozen or more eggs weekly.. . .so he truly upped his protein — not the CARBS.  He ate copiously  ‘above the ground’ grown vegetables, for fruit he ate freely of all kinds of berries due to the high sugar content in other fruits.  Wound up overcoming his genetic predisposition and boasted the best medical reports his body had ever shown.  Full of energy and very strong.  All that cholesterol floating in his blood stream would stun the average doctor, but it seems that the particles of those molecules are so large and healthy, they can’t be absorbed into the surrounding cells. . .so, no problem.  His prostate is great as well.

Diet for Healthy Prostate    

All the above outlined for health is even more important here as have some catching up to do.  The EFA’s are vital (essential fatty acids) and since so important to this health picture, using an oil called MCT oil  (I use this) as this is the more vital part of EFA’s.  Calamari DHA 500 is also excellent.  Pumpkin seeds are high in Zinc – good for prostate as are Sunflower seeds.  These two raw, unroasted seeds are high not only in zinc, but the EFA’s as well.  Dr Jonathan Wright at his  Clinic in Washington  recommends men to ingest a handful or two of these seeds daily as he feels this condition may be a nutritional deficiency. He recommends 90 mg daily broken into three 30 milligram doses til symptoms reside, then lower to 60 mg  and eventually to 30 mg once a day.  

Often, men will be given a prescription med from American doctors for finasteride (proscar) which doesn’t work any better than Saw Palmetto, a natural treatment without the side effects of loss of sex drive.  This is thought to stop a cascade oi prostate damaging enzymes that may spark the problem. Saw Palmetto also comes in combination with an extract of Stinging Nettle which enhances Saw Palmetto. Before starting any new procedure, it is important to see a doctor to evaluate and oversee as the specific prostate antigen in a high range can require guidance and successful outcome.

Eliminate soy products as it is detrimental to the hormonal balance in both sexes and seems there is generally an issue with  estrogen, estradiol which cause prostate cells to multiply.  Sorry this is such a long, tedious response, but I have not addressed this specific problem heretofore. And I’m not done, my favorite follows.

Dr  Hulda Clark

My favorite of course, has to be Dr Clark – she of the brilliant, creative mind and a heart as big as all outdoors. She dealt in simple truth and felt that people could take care of themselves beautifully if they just knew what to look for and how to test stuff out to find answers.  No unpronounceable words or frightening prognosis. As I began, I selected an armful of books from my many volumes, I knew before starting, that probably, Dr Clark was all I really needed since I bought her book “The Cure for All Disease” back in 1995 when it was first published.  Best investment ever — hands down. With a little patience, can find almost anything there.  

(To begin, let me say that the Index shows more than 20 case histories listed on this subject matter.)  First is a 58 year old man comes to her with gout in both feet and one hand. Could hardly walk his pain was so intense after 7 years.  He also had prostate pain and couldn’t sit comfortably.  Her tests revealed his kidneys were full of uric acid, oxalate and cystine stones.  His prostate was full of Gardnerella and Campylobacter bacteria.  His wisdom teeth were harboring plantar wart #4 virus and Coxsackie B4 virus.  Gsardnerella often comes with fluke parasites and indeed, he had intestinal flukes in his kidney!  

He began with the kidney herb program, then the parasite killing program.  It took five months to clear them all.  Then he could walk and sit without pain.    

#2 is a 62 yr old male who said his urination had stopped, probably due to kidney stones;  this had occurred before and now he was in a panic.  He started our kidney herb recipe that day and passed 117 stones that same night without bleeding or enough pain to require meds.  Afterwards, he could focus on his prostate enlargement and pain with sitting.  He had intestinal flukes and other stages in his prostate gland as well as in his intestine.  He also had Clonorchis (human liver flukes and their eggs) in his prostate.  He had carbon tetrachloride,  methyl butyl ketone and TC ethylene from food pollution accumulated there too.  After stopping grocery store beverages and killing parasites with a frequency generator, he could urinate normally, freely and without pain.

Q: I have gastroesophageal reflux disease and a hiatal hernia, and have been on Nexium for many years. I had an endoscopy, and the doctor put me on 10 milligrams of Reglan, which I have taken for a couple of years. It does help, but, after reading about the side effects of Reglan (it should be taken for only about 12 weeks), I wonder whether I should continue taking it. My doctor told me the low dosage he prescribed wouldn’t have the side effects.

A: Reglan is used for some people with reflux disease or a hiatal hernia to help the food and acid move forward and not backward into the esophagus.
The dreaded side effect is tardive dyskinesia, a movement disorder that usually goes away if the offending drug is stopped immediately but is sometimes permanent. Tardive dyskinesia is more likely with high doses taken for longer periods.
Most people who develop tardive dyskinesia do so after being on metoclopramide (Reglan) for more than a year. It is considered low-risk if given for 12 weeks or less.

Dr. Roach answers letters only in his North America Syndicate column but provides an order form of available health newsletters. Write him at P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475; or ToYourGoodHealth  .

August 19, 2014

Cereal Killer “extra”

Remember Donal O’Neill of the CEREAL KILLERS?   The movie was dynamite and in my opinion is part of an international movement to set things right with the way humanity eats.  We were given a few days to watch it free and I personally watched it several times so that I could incorporate much which I learned therein. I loved it.  

Extras were given then and I accepted them – – details on how Donal did it and also a record of his blood tests and so on.  Very helpful to know.  Now, we are given a free copy of Dr Peter Brukner’s “All you Need to Know About LCHF. . . .   .     .  just click the link below:          Jan


Hi there!

Are you making the 3 biggest MISTAKES we see with a LCHF diet?

  1. NOT ENOUGH FAT – It’s satiating and essential to trigger your fat burning ability!
  2. TOO MUCH PROTEIN – Too much can cause an insulin response similar to carbs. Aim for a max of 1.5g/day per kilo of bodyweight (up to 2g if you’re active).
  3. NOT ENOUGH SALT – Feeling tired? LCHF diets without adequate salt intake can actually rob you of energy!

Need more? Fortunately, Dr Peter Brukner has been touring the world, chairing FIFA and IOC conferences and writing up his fantastic “All you need to know about LCHF” brief along the way. Click here to get it free.


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August 18, 2014

Loving scraps better > China imports


Pet-treat ingredients from China? FDA can’t say


WASHINGTON — Sen. Sherrod Brown said he’s worried that pet products labeled as coming from the United States actually contain hazardous ingredients from China.

The concerns stem from reports of the death of 1,000 dogs linked to pet treats made in China.

As of May 1, the FDA has received some 4,800 reports of pet illnesses involving kidney problems, convulsions and gastrointestinal distress. Because of those reports, pet-food chains PetSmart and Petco announced that they plan to stop selling all dog and cat treats made in China.

                                                                                                                      Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio

At a hearing of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China yesterday, Brown grilled officials from the FDA about whether the labeling of so-called “Made in the USA” pet products was accurate. While the United States does not permit raw-chicken imports from China, the USDA last year approved allowing chicken slaughtered elsewhere to be processed in China and then sent to the United States.        (. . .oh, my Gawd. . .Jan)

“While no such chicken has entered our shores yet, it’s possible that very soon this processed chicken could end up on our dinner tables and in our school lunchrooms,” Brown said.

The Ohio Democrat said he’s also concerned that a recent outbreak of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus in the United States might be linked to pet food produced in China.  Shaun Kennedy, an associate professor of veterinary medicine at the University of Minnesota, said food produced in China has been implicated in the outbreak, though it’s still being investigated.

Tracey Forfa, deputy director of the Center for Veterinary Medicine at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the FDA continued to investigate the outbreak of canine illnesses. Tests so far have been inconclusive, although the FDA has tested for everything including salmonella, pesticide contamination, antibiotic contamination and mold.

She urged pet owners to consider avoiding the treats. “Eliminating will not harm” pets, she said.

But Brown wondered whether avoidance was enough. He held up a package of dog treats described as made in the United States. “Do you know enough to be able to say all of the ingredients come from the United States?” he asked.

Forfa could not say yes.

“We work very hard to ensure that the American pet-food supply is safe,” she said.

Ex-Im Bank s/b ‘reauthorized’


Joe Nocera commentary:

To eliminate Ex-Im Bank would harm U.S. exporters

Standard & Poor’s issued a short report about Boeing. “Boeing Co. Faces Long-Term Credit Risks If The U.S. Export-Import Bank isn’t Reauthorized,” read the alarming heading.

In dollar volume, Boeing is America’s single largest exporter. It is one of our country’s strongest manufacturers. It employs more than 150,000 people, and last year it sent checks worth $48 billion to some 15,600 subcontractors. In competing with the likes of Europe’s Airbus and Canada’s Bombardier, it takes advantage of loan guarantees and financings offered by the Export-Import Bank — just as those competitors rely on their own export credit agencies for loan guarantees and financings.

    • Without the help it gets from the Ex-Im Bank, Boeing would undoubtedly lose business to those competitors.

And, as S&P was suggesting, it also could see its credit rating lowered if it had to finance and guarantee loans to its airline customers “in order to remain competitive.”

Clearly, S&P did not view this a positive development. Nonetheless, on Monday, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial page — which is among the conservative voices leading the charge against the reauthorization of the Ex-Im Bank — hailed that same S&P report because it also said that, in the short term, Boeing would be able to find financing. Thus has the Ex-Im Bank become the current Rorschach test of American politics.

I am returning to this subject because I continue to find it mind-boggling that anyone in Washington would want to pursue a path that is so clearly destructive to the economy. But that is exactly what is happening.

Conservative organizations like Heritage Action for America and Americans for Prosperity (financed by the Koch brothers) have made killing the Ex-Im Bank their cause. And it has been taken up by Tea Party Republicans in the House, as well as Jeb Hensarling, the powerful chairman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Although it is likely that the Senate will pass a reauthorization bill this month, if the House doesn’t follow suit by the end of September, the Ex-Im Bank will not be reauthorized. Companies that rely on the Ex-Im Bank’s array of financing products to complete deals will, unquestionably, be hurt. Many of them will be small and medium-size companies that are able to export only because of the assistance they get from the Ex-Im Bank.

But some will be big guns like Boeing, Caterpillar and General Electric. It’s worth dwelling on these large companies for two reasons. First, customers of these big companies get the bulk of the Ex-Im Bank’s assistance. Though this seems completely logical — the biggest companies do the biggest deals, after all — this has also made them a target of the right, which views the relationship between the bank and American multinationals as the paradigmatic example of “crony capitalism.”

Second, most of the arguments made against the Ex-Im Bank revolve around its help to the big companies, not the small ones. For instance, it is argued that big companies have their own means of helping customers finance deals. That’s true, but it’s the customers, not the companies, that are pushing for export credit guarantees.

A Boeing source told me that it is hearing from customers and potential customers about the fate of the Ex-Im Bank. “It’s a big deal,” my source said, especially in places like Africa, where conventional financing for aircraft is hard to come by.

“Nobody is saying these companies are going to die if they can’t use the Ex-Im Bank,” said Gary Clyde Hufbauer, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and a member of the Ex-Im Bank’s advisory board. “The issue is their ability to meet their competition.”

Hufbauer ticked off some of the competitors: Siemens of Germany is a huge company that competes with GE; Komatsu of Japan competes with Caterpillar; and, of course, Airbus competes with Boeing. Each of them gets assistance from their own export credit agency, none of which will go away if the U.S. decides not to reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank.

One thing the House Republicans have sought is a commitment from the Treasury Department to lobby for the elimination of export credit agencies around the world. But this is an ideological pipe dream. Other countries have no interest in walking away from export assistance; indeed, countries like China and Japan are far more wedded to this kind of assistance than is the U.S.

In its editorial on Monday, The Journal mocked the phrase “unilateral disarmament” in regards to the Export-Import Bank. But that is what it would be.

There are times when we have to accept the world as it is, rather than how we wish it would be. And like other countries, we ought to be helping our companies get business, and thus increase employment and economic growth — not forcing them to compete with one hand tied behind their backs.

Joe Nocera writes for The New York Times.

(My Comment:    

Again, my apology, for I meant to post this last month when it was run, but it sat in a pile of stuff to be done behind laundry, juicing and other chores . . . you know usual stuff I used to handle in a snap.  

 This article by Joe Nocera, I felt, is vital and we all need to know coming as it does from his own business background where he has primarily made his mark.  (But, I’m just a fan of his as he has such depth, good judgement and wide variety of interests and I love the way he makes his subject clear for all to understand).

Many are writing about this these days, and as he says, there is quite a push to defeat the re-authorization of the Ex-Im Bank.  Like  others, many of these things are over my head in understanding, but with clear facts and the right presentation. . .I get it.  So once again, Joe Nocera. . . thank you.  Those who DO want prosperity for our country and all in it,  will endeavor to get behind this and use our voice where we can.    Jan)

August 15, 2014

Maya Angelou – ‘Facing evil’


As frequently stated by me,  ‘I love Bill Moyers'; and since I don’t get to see him on PBS anymore, I subscribe to his online site BILL MOYERS JOURNAL called “Moyers and Company”  Nobody does it like Bill.  I loved this piece on Maya Angelou.  It can break your heart while simultaneously lifting one up.      Jan

This Week: Maya Angelou on Facing Evil

In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas.

Watch “Maya Angelou on Facing Evil” online »

In the first program celebrating Angelou’s extraordinary life and legacy, broadcast last week, Moyers revisited an episode from his 1982 series Creativity in which he and Angelou returned to the small town of Stamps, Arkansas, where she spent much of her childhood.

Watch “Going Home With Maya Angelou” online »

All Eyes Are on Ferguson After the Police Shooting of an Unarmed Teen — Here’s Our Essential Reader

A roundup of some key articles about Ferguson, and the militarization of American policing. By Joshua Holland

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A Study in Plutocracy: Rich Americans Wield Political Influence, the Rest of Us Don’t

“The influence of ordinary Americans registers at a ‘non-significant, near-zero level.'” By John Light

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Not Just Ferguson: 11 Eye-Opening Facts About America’s Militarized Police Forces

American police departments are starting to look like invading armies. By Alex Kane

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Study Shows the Madness of States Refusing to Expand Medicaid

An ideological crusade against Obamacare is costing red states thousands of lives and billions of dollars. By Joshua Holland

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Rich Hill: The Rural Poverty-Schools Resource Mismatch

A school superintendent in a rural Virginia community writes about the challenges facing teachers and administrators in poor districts.
By Thomas Brewster and Elaine Weiss

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Lobbyists Are Seeking to Delay for Years a Key Piece of Bank Regulation

Though it’s already behind schedule, banks say they need several more years to comply with the Volcker rule. By John Light

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Civil Disobedience, Non-Violence and Overcoming Hate

Over his 40-plus year career, Bill Moyers has spoken with many of the world’s leading activists, politicians and theologians about how they overcame hatred and anger to became forces for positive change in the world. As events unfold in Ferguson, Missouri, we encourage you to revisit some of these words of wisdom excerpted from interviews with Nelson Mandela, Mairead Maguire, John Lewis, Tim DeChristopher, Grace Lee Boggs and James Cone.

Watch online »

August 14, 2014

Fed trial – Mockery of Justice

Public health

Trial shines light on U.S. food safety


ALBANY, Ga.— Jurors at the nation’s first federal criminal trial stemming from a deadly outbreak of food-borne illness are learning a disconcerting fact: America’s food safety largely depends on the honor system.

Witnesses say Stewart Parnell and others at Peanut Corp. of America knowingly shipped salmonella-tainted products, and that they sent customers lab results from other clean batches rather than wait for tests to confirm their products were free of deadly bacteria.

  • Defense lawyers correctly noted for the jurors that salmonella tests aren’t required by federal law.
  • Parnell and his two co-defendants face long prison sentences if convicted of knowingly shipping the contaminated peanut products linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak that killed nine people, including two in Ohio, and sickened 714 in 2008 and 2009.

Their plant in rural Blakely, Ga., was shut down, and the company went bankrupt. Long after consumers ate contaminated peanut butter, ice cream, energy bars and other products, the outbreak prompted one of the largest food recalls in U.S. history.

  • But Stewart Parnell; his brother and food broker, Michael Parnell; and quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson aren’t charged with killing anybody.

The 76-count indictment instead accuses the Parnells of defrauding customers that used Peanut Corp.’s contaminated products as ingredients. Stewart Parnell and Wilkerson are charged with concealing information from federal investigators.

(My Comment:

So this is our Federal Criminal justice system!  And no conviction for all those deaths and sickened people who felt our FDA protected them from behavior like this.     With a killer in the jars, only a bit of fraud?    Why do we even have a program like the FDA.  They are supposedly doing something over there to earn their horrendous salaries.  They don’t make inspections; or do oversight;  they don’t respond to public demand.  The Honor system?  If it weren’t so criminal, it could be a joke!.

Close their doors.  Fire the lot of them.  Start over with honest people committed to serving the people and the highest good,  not the corporations with their greedy, one note mission of self service – to their bottom line. . whatever it takes.     Jan)

Leg-up w/Non-verbal clues

Micro-expressions unlock minds of others

By Pamela Eyring REUTERS

Imagine sitting across a table from your boss or a potential client and being able to know what the person is thinking without a word from him or her.  Such a reality, it turns out, isn’t as far-fetched as you might think.

“Being able to perceive and correctly interpret micro-expressions is one of the best ways to boost your success, credibility and confidence in the workplace,” said Janine Driver, president of the Body Language Institute  in Washington.   “The trick is being able to spot micro-expressions and recognize them for what they are.”

Fleeting and involuntary facial expressions convey how a person feels even when making an effort to suppress emotions.
Micro-expressions seemingly reveal the “hidden truth” of feelings.

Yet it’s important not to assume that every micro-expression is about you or what you’re presenting, Driver said.
Some particularly informative micro-expressions include:

• Squint: It’s human instinct to block anything undesirable by squinting. When someone squints while reading a contract, or an employee does the same while reading a performance review, it’s an indicator that he disagrees or dislikes something he is seeing.

• Brow read: The position of an individual’s eyebrows is a good indicator of his level of confidence with a given situation. The higher the brows, the higher the confidence.

• Disappearing lips: When stressed, anxious or responding negatively to a situation, people tend to press their lips together and draw them in. The response typically happens at the precise moment of the negative response.

• Pucker: Puckered or pursed lips are a good indicator that an individual disagrees with what’s being said or presented. If you see a lip purse during a sales pitch, for example, try a new angle.
Learning to read micro-expressions isn’t difficult but requires you to pay close attention to what is, and isn’t, being said.

(My Comment:  

This is not the first time I’ve heard about “non-verbal communication,”  Is is a valid science so I tracked down online this  Body Language Institute in Washington being spoken of here in this piece by Janine Driver,  the president of the company.   But I was met with a rather well-done promotional  piece full of everything but more information..   .    .    so back to Google and further search.  

I knew this was big in many circles and based on proper investigation and study.  Bingo, .   .   .   found what I was looking for, and want to share this with you.  (I’m almost always at odds with my wish lists as my social security has all it can do just paying for all the supplements I take and as much organic food as  I prefer. . so little left over for ‘not really needed’ wants – like this for example.  It’s Okay, keeps me sharper as I seek to maximize  value for as little as possible.  How about FREE, and put together and run by doctors?  Works for me.  

But why, what is my thinking here?   I see  a wide cross section of what’s going on in our land and the varying difficulties people are enduring.  One word covers this pretty well — STRESS.  And uncontrolled, it takes over our lives and can almost ruin them.  We can imagine injury where there is none.  We can miss many clues given freely by others – – quite unknowingly,  that might help us see things clearer or truer.

For at  least 3/4 quarters of my life, I’ve known that the mind can perceive things differently when it is fraught with stress,  you know – have let our emotions cloud our judgement.  That can hold us back in every way;  our personal relationships,  our work environment or even our attempts to HAVE  a work environment.  And importantly, our relationship with our self.  If we were to take personally all the “life-pressing-in-on-us stuff”  that is coming at us day in, day out, we can erroneously start loosing faith in ourselves ending up in self-judgement and self-deprecation which can only erode further, our chance of a balanced life, or a happy one.  For if we can’t love and accept ourselves. . . . .  . who is going to?      Do some house-cleaning; get rid of guilt, critical carping,  fault-finding of self and others,  for these are all “Joy Killers”.  

Back to our subject at hand,  It is easy to see how this great tool of non-verbal communication could really enrich our lives (in many ways).  To be able to be spot-on with what is happening around us would be quite an advantage.    This site I have found is so well done that I am frankly amazed.    It is complete with down-loadable guides, menus and videos.  I started yesterday, dl’g, reading and watching videos.  Eager to get back to it.  It’s big, won’t happen over-night or in a cursory reading.  It’s full-on training.  So here you go:  Jan)


August 12, 2014

Robin Williams, tragic loss

A Comedic Genius has left us

Along with everyone else, I am stunned and saddened.  Here was an individual of such great depth, beauty,  talent and charm. . . that all were captivated by him.  His manic-style  delivery was both mesmerizing and fascinating, if not somewhat off-putting at times.  There was never another quite like him.   Seems there was no one who didn’t love Robin Williams. . . how could they not?  

We read that he was married three times and sired six children;  one from  first wife,  two from second and finally three from his third and present wife.  Born into wealth and remained able to afford a good life by his own efforts. Accomplishment and fame were not denied him as he continued to receive accolade and praise.  And yet he was tormented with depression.  Is it really fair to say he lived with demons?  I donno, it just doesn’t equate or add up for me.  

So very many people are giving up and yielding to suicide as preferable to the painful  struggles they endure and finally can’t handle any more.    Tho we may hate it, we can see some reason with so many of these lost lives in the tortured struggles to overcome hardship of physical inadequacies, financial deprivation,  or just to find simple meaning in life.  Perhaps this is part of our frustration;  Robin seemed to have it all, including an awareness of others as he demonstrated in his understanding of others and human nature and his willingness to help wherever he could.  He was the whole package.  

I do not presume to have an answer here, but there is no taking the seeker/observer out of me.  And I openly admit that I have, perhaps inhaled too deeply from the air around minds like Drs.  Russell Blaylock,   Nicholas Gonzalez,  Stephen Sinatra,  Joel Fuhrman,  Mark Hyman,  Max Gerson and Harry Elwardt.  All these brilliant men of science have through their open, inquiring minds backed by solid training, have had the courage to follow what evidence has shown to be  — rather simple to grasp and easy to live with truths about how and why our species gets sick and how it can find solutions.  How to get rid of “toxins” and enabling the healing process (which alone, the body can do if allowed) by the ingestion of wholesome, untainted nutrient.  It’s just not that complicated,. . . .  .  but it is specific.    

Between of our returning veterans,   juvenile delinquency problems, stuffed prisons and the suffering middle-class sinking into poverty without adequate career opportunities. . . .  .  our country has faced, endured and watched helplessly as multitudes have taken their own lives.  Accidents and  homicides will long be with us, no doubt .  .   .  but surely, suicide IS something we know a little more about, or do we?  

We are what we eat and can utilize, so it pays to take the time and consider a segment which was run back in January on the 6th of this year of 2014.   It was called “Mental illness  (Study or Fix?).  The speaker is Russell Blaylock, speaking on  how Nutrition through our diets affect our brains and bodies.  It is fact filled citing countless studies  illustrating the proof of what he has  witnessed.    It is so relevant — here’s the link:


Dr. Russell BlaylockNutrition & Behavior Dangers of Aspartame

Oct 4, 2012 – Uploaded by ZeroEightyFour

Dr. Russell Blaylock explains one of the most important connections betweennutrition and our health, how

The Royal Flush – Coffee Enemas

Few really “understand” the Coffee Enemas

Wasn’t actually going to post this as my perception is that most people think of this as some kind of joke.  It isn’t. The veracity and the science of it goes back through time AND recorded history to what appears to be the beginnings of investigation.  It has always been a valid endeavor reducing pain and cleaning up the liver and restoring healthy function so that the body can take care of itself.   It’s a good thing.   It is a valid tool.   

It is endorsed and used by many; especially Dr Nicholas Gonzalez of New York who has tremendous success  with cancer, not only uses it on himself daily as a preventive measure (check out the dialogue in the Mercola-Gonzalez interview – go to FIND IT), as well as for his patients.  And of course, the Gerson Therapy of which I am a strong advocate.  Of course, I have several GERSON books by both Dr Max and daughter Charlotte.   But don’t overlook the great many benefits this can avail to our systems. . .don’t just think ‘cancer.’  It would systemically benefit our entire system as all of it is interconnected. . .and that’s the way we should always think of our health and our selves — as a complete, robust, healthy “whole.”    So, use this as you will.    Jan

Coffee Enemas for Detoxification

© Copyright Bee Wilder Revised July 21, 2011 to clarify the kind of coffee.

How Coffee Enemas Detoxifies

The large colon is the last part of the intestines, before reaching the rectum. The large colon is in a “S” shape. By the time stool gets to this part of the colon, most nutrients have been absorbed back into the bloodstream. The large colon has important functions, including:

  • Balances the body’s water and electrolytes.
  • Manufactures some B vitamins and vitamin K.

It is important not to do too many enemas since the large bowel needs to function and normalize in between enemas. It is recommended you do not do any more than one every 4 to 5 days, and that you do not continue them over a long period of time.

The effects of a coffee enema are different than a saline (salt) enema. The most important difference between a saline enema and a coffee enema is the presence of caffeine in the coffee. Caffeine, theophylline and theobromine, combine to stimulate the relaxation of smooth muscles causing dilation (opening up) of blood vessels and bile ducts. The effects of having a coffee enema are not the same as drinking coffee. The veins of the anus are very close to the surface of the tissue. The caffeine is therefore absorbed more quickly (and in a higher concentration) than it is in when coffee is drunk. Additionally, coffee has a chemical makeup that is stimulative.

The enzymes in coffee, known as palmitates, help the liver carry away the toxins in bile acid. The coffee is absorbed into the hemorrhoidal vein (in the anus), and then it is taken up to the liver by the portal vein. With the bile ducts dilated, bile carries toxins away to the gastro-intestinal tract. Simultaneously, peristaltic activity (movement of the bowel) is encouraged. The caffeine from the coffee is absorbed into this circulatory system and goes directly to the liver where it acts as a very strong detoxifier. It decongests the liver, and causes it to dump its toxins.

It also causes the liver to produce more bile (which contains processed toxins from the liver) and stimulates the gall bladder to dump its contents which flows directly into the small intestine for elimination. This frees up the liver, enabling it to process toxins more efficiently, particularly candida toxins and those caused by killing off candida. The coffee only goes to the liver, and does not circulate throughout the body so it does not act like drinking caffeine would.

Caffeine also stimulates an enzyme used by the liver to make its detoxification pathways. This enzyme is used to form glutathione (an amino acid), which is one of the main components that enable toxins to be eliminated via the bile into the small intestine. Therefore a coffee enema speeds up detoxification and minimizes the backlog of detoxified substances.

Also do Dry Skin Brushing

Do “dry skin brushing” immediately before each enema, making up to four passes over each body surface. If you are not accustomed to skin brushing regularly, only make one pass over the body. This stimulates the Lymphatic System, so that lymphatic mucoid (mucus) will pass into the colon. Here’s how to do Dry Skin Brushing. (I didn’t know about the passes, but in my ignorance of this, I continue to use dry brushing before each shower because I learned of this years ago,  it feels good and and of course one does this for the extra stimulation to that blessed lymph system. So between this and the mini-trampoline, my lymph-circulation remains fairly good.  Jan)

Frequency of Enemas

  • Only do enemas every 4 to 5 days, which allows enough time for the bowel to normalize between enemas. (There is no need to worry about interfering with the colon’s daily normal activity; as coffee enemas do not alter it, but only makes the organ healthier, thereby enabling it to more fully function. 
  •  The large bowel needs to perform very important functions between enemas so your body does not lose water and electrolytes (minerals). Do them every 4 to 5 days for 1 month.  (Have no quarrel with this advice, but the cancer doctors do use an increased activity level of multiple enemas daily since the very lives are in jeopardy and the whole body needs to be detoxified which is always the major thrust!  The body must be cleansed of all toxic substances and foreign matter, or else the wholesome nutrient which is imperative, can’t get the job done.  The minerals and electrolytes matter deeply, but are offset with all the juicing.   Jan)
  • After 1 month, cut back to doing enemas once a week for 2 months.
  • After the 2 months, do enemas every 2 weeks for 3 months.
  • After 3 months, do enemas once a month 3 times, stopping altogether after that, unless you slip on the diet and find you need to do one or two. It is a good idea to do a coffee enema at least once a year throughout life.


Always do an enema after a bowel movement so the bowel is empty. Also clean out the bowel with a clear water-only enema, which is immediately allowed to empty prior to administering the coffee enema, and do dry skin brushing as explained above. Your goal is to do two coffee enemas, not exceeding 2 cups each, that you are able to hold for 12 to 15 minutes. But do not be concerned if you cannot hold the enema, since it is still helping your body detoxify.

You will need the following materials.

  • 2 tablespoons of fully caffeinated drip grind coffee; it does not have to be organic. Some people need to dilute the coffee more when they first start. If you are unsure, use 1 1/2 tablespoons of coffee in the same amount of water, and increase the strength later on.  (Don’t like to take issue with this excellent article which I feel is helpful and well-done.  But I must express that “ORGANIC COFFEE” is a prerequisite here because regular store-bought coffee from reputable manufacturers is more than 90% likely to be infused with mold toxins and other so-called protective sprays, none of which should be given access to our colons. Mold is not good! Jan)
  • 1 quart of non-chlorinated water. Remove chlorine with a charcoal filter, like Britta or PUR, OR boil tap water for 30 minutes in an uncovered pot, OR leave an open jug of water for 24 hours to get rid of the chlorine.
  • Use either an enema bag, which has a long hose, clamp and nozzle or tip on it, or a bulb-type 8 ounces syringe. For an enema bag there must be a place to hang it up at door knob level or about 2 feet above the floor because it works on gravity. Do not hang the enema bag too high, as on a shower head, because it will be too forceful as the coffee rushes in. It should flow very gently into the rectum. A syringe or enema bag are available at the drug store. Many people find it very difficult to use an enema bag by themselves, so using a bulb-type syringe is easier.  (In Healing the GERSON Way,  Charlotte speaks of the  clear plastic enema  bucket as being a favorite with the Gerson patients and easy to use and read how much is consumed.  Pretty cheap online – Amazon has ‘em.  Jan)
  • If using a bulb-type syringe you will need a container to hold the coffee that will not be used for any other purpose, i.e. a small plastic bucket that can be accessed easily by a syringe.
  • Unrefined coconut oil as a lubricant.
  • Stainless steel cooking pot.
  • Ice cubes made of non-chlorinated water to cool down the coffee.
  • An old towel, used only for doing enemas. They can get stained with coffee.
  • A large plastic bag to protect the floor.
  • Cotton cloth of some kind, i.e. cheese cloth or cotton muslin for straining out the coffee grounds. Do not use paper filters because the fibers will transfer into the coffee.
  • Funnel or pitcher for pouring the liquid into the enema bag.

How to make the coffee.

  1. Put slightly less than 1 quart of non-chlorinated water in a pan (allowing for extra liquid from the ice cubes) and bring it to a boil.
  2. Add 2 level tablespoons of coffee, or less if you are doing them for the first time. Let it boil for five minutes.
  3. Remove the pan of coffee from the burner.
  4. Add about 3 ice cubes to settle the coffee grounds to the bottom of the pot, and it also cools the liquid.
  5. Strain the liquid by pouring it through a cotton cloth, cheese cloth or cotton muslin.
  6. Continue to cool the liquid, adding ice cubes one at a time until it is as close to body temperature as possible. Test it with your finger. If you cool it off too much you can re-heat it to the correct temperature. It should not be too warm nor too cold because it will cause the body to expel it too quickly so you are less able to retain it.
  • If you are using a bulb-type syringe pour the coffee into the small plastic container or bucket you will only use for that purpose. The reason is because some fecal matter can be transferred into the container while refilling the syringe.
  • If you are using an enema bag take it to the sink, and clamp the tubing so it is closed. Use a funnel or pitcher to fill it. Loosen the clamp slightly so the coffee will run out to the end of the tip and re-clamp the bag when all of the air has been removed from the enema tubing.

How to administer the enema.

Lie down on towel on the floor on your back, or on your right side, whichever is more comfortable. (Unless there is a pain problem, lie on right side, pulling legs up into fetal position, relaxed and breathing deeply. This more easily allows the fluid to reach its desired path opening the bile ducts; the liver to release it’s toxins.  Jan) 

If you are using a bulb-type syringe:

  1. Squeeze the bulb of the syringe until it is flattened as much as possible and without releasing it put the tip into the coffee liquid.
  2. Release the bulb allowing it to fill completely (it holds about 1 cup).
  3. Before inserting it into the anus, hold the syringe upright and slightly squeeze the bulb to get rid of the air. You will know when the liquid comes out the end.
  4. Lubricate the tip of the syringe with coconut oil, and also the opening of the anus.
  5. Gently insert the tip of the syringe into the anus pushing it in about 4 inches, but do not force it. Apply more lubricant if needed.
  6. Gently squeeze the bulb allowing the liquid to release.
  7. Do not put it in too fast because it will trigger the bowel to empty too quickly.
  8. Refill the syringe again and repeat the procedure.
  9. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
  10. Try to retain the enema for at least 12 minutes, or more, however, do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t, since it will still be helping you. Let it go when you have to.
  11. Repeat No. 5 – 10 above using up the remainder of the coffee.
  12. When you have finished your session, rinse out the inside of the syringe, by filling it with hot water and emptying it several times. Also thoroughly wash the outside of the bulb and nozzle with hot soapy water. Periodically rinse it out using mixing 1/2 hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 water.

If you are using an enema bag:

  1. Lubricate the tip or nozzle with coconut oil, and also lubicate the opening to the anus.
  2. Gently insert the tip or nozzle of the enema bag into the anus about 4 inches.
  3. Release the clamp and let the first 1/2 quart (2 cups maximum) of coffee flow in. Clamp off the tubing as soon as there is the slightest amount of discomfort or fullness. Clamp off the tubing when 1/2 of the liquid has flowed in.
  4. Do not change positions or use an incline board to cause the enema to enter further into the colon; this defeats the purpose of this type of enema.
  5. Try to retain the enema for at least 12 minutes or more, however, do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the tip and void when you have to.
  6. Repeat No. 2 – 5 above.
  7. When you have finished your session, rinse out the bag and hang it up to dry. Periodically run boiling water or a mixture of 1/2 water and ½ 3% hydrogen peroxide through the empty bag and tube to discourage mold growth when not in use.
  • Note: Try to retain the enema for a minimum of 12 or more minutes. However do not force yourself to retain it if you feel that you can’t. When you have clamped the tubing, remove the tip and void when you have to. It is best to hold it for at least 12 minutes each time. After you have emptied the bowel, proceed with the remaining 1/2 quart and likewise hold that for at least 12 minutes, if able, and then let it go.

If you feel worse it is because you are experiencing more detoxifying symptoms, i.e. a racing heart, aching all over, headaches, nausea, diarrhea, etc. it may mean your body is not as able to get rid of the toxins like it should at this point in time. If that happens you should reduce the amount of coffee added in the same amount of water, usually by half, and increase it gradually. As your detoxifying symptoms decrease you can increase the amount of coffee. Be sure that the water used is non-chlorinated.

Your gallbladder “may” empty

After doing a coffee enema some people may hear, or feel, a squirting out and emptying of the gallbladder, which may feel like a slight cramp or pinch. This happens just under the right rib cage, or sometimes more closely to the midline. But do not be concerned if you don’t feel the gallbladder emptying, since some people’s gallbladders are healthier than others. For more information about coffee enemas and their history read “Coffee: The Royal Flush”.


From The Cancer Chronicles #6 and #7 © Autumn 1990 by Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D.

This is a two-part story on the history of the coffee enema.It has been reprinted often around the world. –Ed.

The most controversial alternative procedures has to be the coffee enema. Along with other detoxification routines, the coffee enema is a central part of both the Gerson and the Kelley programs. It is always good for a laugh: “with milk or sugar?” This bizarre-sounding treatment can also be used to scare people away from alternatives in general.

No quackbusting article these days is complete without a reference to “enemas made from roasted coffee beans.” So what’s the story? Is the coffee enema crackpot faddism or is there some rationale behind this procedure? An enema is “a fluid injected into the rectum for the purpose of clearing out the bowel, or of administering drugs or food.” The word itself comes from the Greek en-hienai, meaning to “send or inject into.”

The enema has been called “one of the oldest medical procedures still in use today.” Tribal women in Africa, and elsewhere, routinely use it on their children. The earliest medical text in existence, the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, (1,500 B.C.) mentions it. Millennia before, the Pharaoh had a “guardian of the anus,” a special doctor one of whose purposes was to administer the royal enema.

The Greeks wrote of the fabled cleanliness of the Egyptians, which included the internal cleansing of their systems through emetics and enemas. They employed these on three consecutive days every month said Herodotus (II.77) or at intervals of three or four days, according to the later historian Diodorus. The Egyptians explained to their visitors that they did this because they “believed that diseases were engendered by superfluities of the food”, a modern-sounding theory!

Enemas were known in ancient Sumeria, Babylonia, India, Greece and China. American Indians independently invented it, using a syringe made of an animal bladder and a hollow leg bone. Pre-Colombian South Americans fashioned latex into the first rubber enema bags and tubes. In fact, there is hardly a region of the world where people did not discover or adapt the enema. It is more ubiquitous than the wheel. Enemas are found in world literature from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Gulliver Travels to Peyton Place.

In pre-revolutionary France a daily enema after dinner was de rigueur. It was not only considered indispensable for health but practiced for good complexion as well. Louis XIV is said to have taken over 2,000 in his lifetime.Could this have been the source of the Sun King’s sunny disposition? For centuries, enemas were a routine home remedy. Then, within living memory, the routine use of enemas died out.

The main times that doctors employ them nowadays is before or after surgery and childbirth. Difficult and potentially dangerous barium enemas before colonic X rays are of course still a favorite of allopathic doctors.

But why coffee? This bean has an interesting history. It was imported in Arabia in the early 1500’s by the Sufi religious mystics, who used it to fight drowsiness while praying. It was especially prized for its medicinal qualities, in both the Near East and Europe.

No one knows when the first daring soul filled the enema bag with a quart of java. What is known is that the coffee enema appeared at least as early as 1917 and was found in the prestigious Merck Manual until 1972. In the 1920’s German scientists found that a caffeine solution could open the bile ducts and stimulate the production of bile in the liver of experimental animals.

Dr. Max Gerson used this clinically as part of a general detoxification regimen, first for tuberculosis, then cancer. Caffeine, he postulated, will travel up the hemorrhoidal to the portal vein and thence to the liver itself. Gerson noted some remarkable effects of this procedure. For instance, patients could dispense with all pain-killers once on the enemas. Many people have noted the paradoxical calming effect of coffee enemas. And while coffee enemas can relieve constipation, Gerson cautioned: “Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.”

  • Coffee enemas were an established part of medical practice when Dr. Max Gerson introduced them into cancer therapy in the 1930’s. Basing himself on German laboratory work, Gerson believed that caffeine could stimulate the liver and gall bladder to discharge bile. He felt this process could contribute to the health of the cancer patient.

Although the coffee enema has been heaped with scorn, there has been some independent scientific work that gives credence to this concept. In 1981, for instance, Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were able to show that substances found in coffee—kahweol and cafestol palmitatepromote the activity of a key enzyme system, glutathione S-transferase, above the norm. This system detoxifies a vast array of electrophiles from the bloodstream and, according to Gar Hildenbrand of the Gerson Institute, “must be regarded as an important mechanism for carcinogen detoxification.” This enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals, harmful chemicals now commonly implicated in the initiation of cancer. In mice, for example, these systems are enhanced 600 percent in the liver and 700 percent in the bowel when coffee beans are added to the mice’s diet.

  • Dr. Peter Lechner, who is investigating the Gerson method at the Landeskrankenhaus of Graz, Austria, has reported that “coffee enemas have a definite effect on the colon which can be observed with an endoscope.” F.W. Cope (1977) has postulated the existence of a “tissue damage syndrome.” When cells are challenged by poison, oxygen deprivation, malnutrition or a physical trauma they lose potassium, take on sodium and chloride, and swell up with excess water.

Another scientist (Ling) has suggested that water in a normal cell is contained in an “ice-like” structure. Being alive requires not just the right chemicals but the right chemical structure. Cells normally have a preference for potassium over sodium but when a cell is damaged it begins to prefer sodium. This craving results in a damaged ability of cells to repair themselves and to utilize energy. Further, damaged cells produce toxins; around tumors are zones of “wounded” but still non-malignant tissue, swollen with salt and water. Gerson believed it axiomatic that cancer could not exist in normal metabolism. He pointed to the fact that scientists often had to damage an animal’s thyroid and adrenals just to get a transplanted tumor to “take.” He directed his efforts toward creating normal metabolism in the tissue surrounding a tumor. It is the liver and small bowel which neutralize the most common tissue toxins: polyamines, ammonia, toxic-bound nitrogen, and electrophiles.

These detoxification systems are probably enhanced by the coffee enema,  and in addition, theophylline and theobromine (two other chemicals in coffee) dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of these organs. Physics has stated that “caffeine enemas cause dilation of bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of toxic cancer breakdown products by the liver and dialysis of toxic products across the colonic wall” gut; the palmitates enhance the enzyme system responsible for the removal of toxic free radicals from the serum; and the fluid of the enema then stimulates the visceral nervous system to promote peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum and out the rectum.

Since the enema is generally held for 15 minutes, and all the blood in the body passes through the liver every three minutes, “these enemas represent a form of dialysis of blood across the gut wall” (Healing Newsletter, #13, May-June, 1986).

Prejudice against coffee enemas continues, however. Although this data was made available to Office of Technology Assessment it was largely ignored in their box on the procedure. They dismissively state “there is no scientific evidence to support the claim that coffee enemas detoxify the blood or liver.”

No medical procedure is without risk and OTA is quick to point out alleged dangers of the coffee enemas. For instance, they cite one doctor’s opinion that coffee “taken by this route is a strong stimulant and can be at least as addictive as coffee taken regularly by mouth.” This may indeed be true. Yet one wonders where the data is on this, and whether OTA would issue a similar warning about the perils of coffee drinking.

Another potential danger, they say, is physical damage to the rectum—”fatal bowel perforation and necrosis” which have been associated with “various other types of enema.” The risk of perforation comes from the insertion device used. At the Gerson clinic, for instance, they use a short nozzle which couldn’t inflict much harm; Gonzalez uses a soft rubber colon tube. In neither case would this caveat seem to apply.

On thin evidence, OTA also suggests enemas can cause colitis. The agency also cites the case of the two Seattle women who died following excessive enema use. Their deaths were attributed to fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. One took 10 to 12 coffee enemas in a single night and then continued at a rate of one per hour. The other took four daily. As OTA points out, “in both cases, the enemas were taken much more frequently than is recommended in the Gerson treatment.” In general, coffee enemas are an important tool for physicians who try to detoxify the body. This is not to say they are a panacea. They certainly require much more research. But coffee enemas are serious business: their potential should be explored by good research—not mined for cheap shots at alternative medicine or derisively dismissed as yet another crackpot fad.

(For the most part, these last few objections seem to be pure drivel or simple fabrications.  The allopathic community is so totally against the alternative or non-traditional therapies feeling it is heresy even to look at them [which most traditional doctors will not do].  

There is something to be said for going off half cocked in a direction on which one has not done due diligence.  It is always wise to research a new path objectively and thoroughly.  As with Gerson Therapy, while they are using many enemas daily, for each one – at least 3 glasses of mineral-laden juices are consumed to insure the body is not stripped of much needed electrolytes and mineral content. A healthy balance must be maintained for healing to take place.    Guess that should about cover the Royal Flush.  . . stay well,  Jan)


Ralph W. Moss, Ph.D. is the author of eight books and three documentaries on cancer-related topics. He is an advisor on alternative cancer treatments to the National Institutes of Health, Columbia University, and the University of Texas. He researches and writes individualized Healing Choices reportsfor people with cancer. For information on Healing Choices, you can contact coordinator Anne Beattie in the following ways: Address: 144 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217 Phone 718-636-4433 Fax 718-636-0186 E-mail Web site

August 10, 2014

Pumpkin Seeds, all-star fruit

 Eating nuts-seeds is wise,  do it right

Why is it wise? Well people often ingest nuts and seeds not just because they are so good, but because they are rather high in “protein.”  As an aside, just one ounce of pumpkin seeds provide about seven (7) grams of protein. When trying to juggle one’s nutrient intake for optimum health, the protein and mineral contents of nuts and seeds can be highly advantageous. . . . it’s not just for vegans!  They can be absolute powerhouses with simple effort and a bit of forethought as all nuts and seeds contain enzyme inhibitors and anti-nutrient content which is no accident of nature — it was designed by nature to protect them from both predators and also, accidental or early germination before they were ready to go.  

It has long been known by earlier generations that nuts and seeds could be upsetting to our digestive system  and it was discovered that  soaking then drying or roasting completely solved this problem of systemic distress.  Of course, our scientific understanding these days is far greater and we now have the reasons why all this is.

 This is now  how I prepare nuts  and I wouldn’t consider just eating raw nuts anymore. . . for the negative results are counter productive and injurious whereas the solution is as easy as 1,2,3 and more delicious.  I soak the nuts in pure water with sea salt for 6 to 8 hours or overnight, then drain, spread out onto cookie sheets and put in a lowest point on the oven.  But of course, one can add spices of choice like various peppers or cinnamon or garlic or garlic powder or jalapeno and/or some coconut oil — any of this is great for pumpkin seeds, or not!  They are great with soaking in salt water and simple roasting.

If you just put ‘soaking nuts and seeds’  into your browser, you will find all kinds of people willing and anxious to share how they do it.    For me, the definitive answer will always come from Sally Fallon at the Nourishing Gourmet.  I wish every home could have Ms Fallon’s Nourishing Traditions cookbook as it contains history, lore and of course her recipes. . .it is a treasure.

What follows here is a combination of files I had on this topic by Dr Mercola, JJ Virgin and various others I’ve found online as well as Nourishing Traditions, plus a link or two I enjoyed on “how to”.


Soaking and Sprouting Nuts, Seeds, Grains, and Beans…/how-to-soak-and-sprout-…

Vegetarian Times

Mar 18, 2013 – Soaking and sprouting is very easy. The method is exactly the same fornuts, seeds, grains, and beans—only the time required for full ..





If you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food, look no further than pumpkin seeds.

With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost.

Best of all, because pumpkin seeds are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent snack to keep with you whenever you’re on the go, or they can be used as a quick anytime snack at home, too.

10 Top Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Heart Healthy Magnesium

One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of ATP (adenosine triphospate, the energy molecules of your body), the synthesis of RNA and DNA, the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function.

Magnesium has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke, yet an estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral.

  1. Zinc for Immune Support

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc (one ounce contains more than 2 mg of this beneficial mineral). Zinc is important to your body in many ways, including immunity, cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function.

Many are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, drug effects, plant-based diets, and  diets high in grain. This deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children, among others.

  1. Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats

Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3’s (alpha-linolenic acid (ALA)).  The fatty acid oil of pumpkin seeds is high in phytosterols which is so similar to cholesterol  that it can replace it in our bodies, and in so doing – reducing our blood cholesterol levels.

. 4.  Eye-care – Macular degeneration and Cataracts

Pumpkin is actually an incredibly healthful gourd. Pumpkin meat is high in carotenoids, which work to neutralize free radicals — those pesky molecules that can attack cell membranes and leave them susceptible to damage. Specifically, pumpkin is high in the carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin, which hunt down free radicals that are present in the lens of the eye, preventing macular degeneration and the formation of cataracts.

      5.  Prostate Health

Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as an important natural food for men’s health. This is in part because of their high zinc content, which is important for prostate health (where it is found in the highest concentrations in the body), and also because pumpkin seed extracts and oils may play a role in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH, or enlarged prostate). Research suggests that both pumpkin seeds, and pumpkin seed oil used in combination with saw palmetto may be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.

      6.  Anti-Diabetic Effects

Animal studies suggest that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin regulation and help prevent diabetic complications by decreasing oxidative stress.

      7.  Benefits for Postmenopausal Women

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in natural phytoestrogens and studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women.

.    .8.  Heart and Liver Health

Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds.

.   .9.  Tryptophan for Restful Sleep

Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of tryptophan, an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone.” Eating pumpkin seeds a few hours before bed, along with a carbohydrate like a small piece of fruit, may be especially beneficial for providing your body the tryptophan needed for your melatonin and serotonin production to help promote a restful night’s sleep.

      10.  Anti-Inflammatory Benefits

Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects. One animal study even found it worked as well as the anti-inflammatory drug indomethacin in treating arthritis, but without the side effects.

What’s the Best Way to Consume Pumpkin Seeds?

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In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. If you choose to purchase seeds from a bulk bin, make sure they smell fresh – not musty, spoiled or stale, which could indicate rancidity or the presence of fungal mycotoxins. Organic pumpkin seeds are preferred, as they will not be contaminated with pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

However,  nuts and seeds have anti-nutrients like phytic acid that can make all the previously discussed important nutrients less bioavailable   (substitute the word non for less – Jan) when you consume them. So if you plan on consuming seeds or nuts on a regular basis it would be wise to soak or sprout them. To make them more palatable you can then dehydrate them in your oven, or better yet and more cost effectively in a dehydrator. There are many dehydrators on the market but Excalibur is generally considered the best. I have used one for over 20 years. They are readily available on Amazon.
  • If you prefer to eat the seeds roasted, do so yourself so you can control the roasting temperature and time. Raw pumpkin seeds can be roasted on a low heat setting in your oven (no more than 170 degrees F or 75 degrees Celsius), sprinkled with Himalayan or other natural salt, for about 15-20 minutes.


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