SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

March 31, 2013

MSM health’s Missing Link

(From Dr Mercola, an interesting interview with Rod Benjamin who has worked for years on MSM and DMSO and in this informative talk describes the background and relationship between the two. I am fascinated as I have taken MSM since 1994, crediting it with help for my  fairly good hair, nails and skin aside from the good genes from my parents.

But after watching this interview, I intend to increase my dosage.  I have been taking a generous 1/2 tsp daily (in my shake if I have one along with my Vitamin C crystals – 2K mg (1/2 tsp) Mr. Benjamin says 1 tsp is = to about 3 grms and the usual dosage is from 1 1/2  to 6 grams.  It is not toxic at any dosage. . .so I think I need to double at least.   Had no idea it was supposed to be such help with inflammation.  The way our crops are grown now, we probably aren’t getting much if any sulfur from our food and heaven knows we need it. 

You may want to check out the printed script below the video.  It is good information to keep.   be well,  Jan)

MSM Health Benefits May Be Related to Its Sulfur Content

MSM Benefits Could This Be the Crucial Missing Link for Detoxification and Fighting Inflammation?    MSM Benefits
This nutrient, increasingly hard to find in food today, plays an essential role in the production of glutathione – one of your body’s key antioxidants. And detoxification can’t happen without it. If you suffer from chronic inflammatory conditions, sore muscles and achy joints, look no further…

Story at-a-glance

  • The clinical use of sulfur as an adjunct in our diet is becoming progressively more recognized as an important tool for optimizing health. MSM is already well-known for its joint health benefits, but may also be helpful for other conditions related to chronic inflammation and damage due to oxidation
  • MSM, which is a metabolite of DMSO approved for use in humans, primarily impacts your health by reducing inflammation. It’s widely used as a supplement for arthritic conditions. Like DMSO, MSM also appears to improve cell wall permeability, so it can be used to help deliver other active ingredients
  • MSM may be providing a missing link for optimal health, which appears to be related to sulfur. MSM is 34 percent sulfur by weight, but it is more than just a simple sulfur donor. It also affects sulfur metabolism in the human body, although it’s still not entirely clear how
  • Sulfur also plays a critical role in detoxification, as it is part of one of the most important antioxidants that your body produces: glutathione. Without sulfur, glutathione cannot work
  • Toxicity studies have shown that MSM is extremely safe and can be taken at very high doses. Even if you have a very rich diet full of raw vegetables and MSM-rich foods, you can still supplement and not hit that toxicity level. Clinical research studies have found that the effective amounts range from about 1.5 grams to 6 grams

March 29, 2013

Hi activity needs more nutrient

Athletes need more nutrients than Less-Active people

By Sergei Boutenko

If you run, hike, swim, snowboard, cycle, attend crossfit, or actively engage in any other sports, then you’re probably aware that your body requires extra nutritional supplementation in order to function properly. Simply put, athletes need more nutrients than less-active people. They demand more from their bodies and thus must compensate with the right nutrients to keep up performance and recovery.

Unfortunately, today’s athletes have been duped into believing that in order to maintain proper health, they must consume a wide range of animal products, supplements, and power gels. Sergei Health Through Green SmoothiesI think this is one of the biggest misconceptions in the field of sports and fitness. In this post, I am not interested in arguing whether athletes should be vegans or not. I simply want to challenge the traditional approach and illustrate that the nutritional needs of an athlete can be met through natural means.  I believe all athletes can benefit by consuming more fresh, organic greens and fruits in a blended concoction commonly referred to as a “green smoothie.”

To keep the body performing optimally, you must consistently replenish the following seven essential nutrients: calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, selenium, sodium, and zinc.

Traditional athletes accomplish this by taking multivitamins and supplements. In my personal practice, I have found it beneficial to disregard tradition and instead blend green smoothies made from dark leafy veggies and fresh fruit. While I do not consider myself an “endurance athlete,” I live an extremely active life.

Here is my idea of a good time: last summer I climbed Mt. Shasta (a 14,179 foot tall mountain in Northern California) in four hours and forty-five minutes. The following day I decided that I needed to climb more mountains so I scaled nearby Mt. Mcloughlin (9495 feet) and Mt. Thielsen (9182 feet) in one day. Mind you, I have never taken artificial supplements and base my success and endurance largely on my diet.

Let us now look at the essential nutrients needed to sustain prolonged exercise, as well as how one can get these elements in natural form.

1.) Calcium is essential because it prevents muscle cramps and helps strengthen bones. According to the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) most athletes don’t meet their need for daily calcium intake. Lack of calcium can lead to a slew of problems, such as, osteoporosis and hormone imbalance. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommended daily dose of calcium ranges between 1,000-1,500 mg per day. Most people think that the best way to get calcium is to drink a glass of milk. Few people are aware that dark leafy greens are just as effective at loading the body with calcium. According to the USDA, one cup of milk has 314 mg of calcium (http://Nutrientdb.nal.usda.gov). A cup of collard greens has 357 mg of calcium. That’s 63 mg more than a glass of milk. Thus a green smoothie crammed with collard greens can meet ones need for calcium no worse than milk.

2.) Iron is another common element that athletes are deficient in. One of iron’s primary functions is to carry oxygen to cells and eliminate carbon dioxide from the body. Most sports nutritionists recommend eating red meat to get your daily dose of iron. In traditional sports nutrition it is rarely mentioned that tomatoes, apricots, pomegranates, currants, olives, Swiss chard, and parsley are also excellent sources of iron.

3.) Magnesium is essential for athletes. Its presence is vital in more than 300 chemical processes that sustain basic human function and health (http://triathlon.competitor.com). These functions include blood pressure regulations, muscle contraction and relaxation, nerve function, immunity, and cardiac activity. Foods that contain high amounts of magnesium include: almonds, flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, spinach, beet greens, collards greens, and dates. Adding these foods to your green smoothies will aid your body in many of its metabolic processes.

4.) Potassium is easy! Every good smoothie needs a banana. According to the USDA, one cup of mashed banana has more than 800 mg of potassium. If you’re not a fan of bananas, here is a list of other foods that are high in this essential nutrient: avocado, beet greens, spinach, apricots, cantaloupe, figs, nectarines, and pears.

5.) Selenium is critical to antioxidant production. Athletes who don’t get enough selenium in their diet experience more cell damage and take longer to recover from strenuous exercise. Regular consumption of Brazil nuts, sunflower seeds, spinach, and seaweed will ensure that your body gets enough selenium.

6.) Sodium retains water in the cells and prevents dehydration. Fresh fruits and vegetable are better at helping cells retain water than any sports drinks on the market. Period!

7.) Zinc levels are directly correlated to endurance. Athletes who have lower than recommended zinc levels in the body will struggle to perform at their peak. According to the ICPA (www.chiro.org) zinc is also crucial for tissue repair. Here are some foods that contain high amounts of zinc: pumpkin seeds, squash seeds, water melon seeds, peanuts, bee pollen, sweet peppers, spinach, parsley, and seaweed.

Powered By Green Smoothies Documentary In addition to the seven essential nutrients, sports enthusiasts  also require higher than normal amounts of protein. If you look at the nutritional composition of most dark green, leafy veggies, you will find that they rival many types of meat in essential amino acids (protein). For example, one pound of romaine lettuce or kale provides you with roughly the same amount of protein as a quarter pound steak (www.drfuhrman.com).

One pound of greens may seem like a lot, but when you blend a pound of greens in a smoothie, it’s not too difficult to consume it in its entirety. After all, large, muscular animals like elephants and cows get their protein from greens.

In a nutshell, my message is simple… “Stop spending money on expensive supplements and instead, blend a smoothie!” I am so confident that green smoothies rival conventional supplements; I’m making a documentary about it. One week ago I launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a documentary about how green smoothies affect endurance athletes. For more information on my project, check out this link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/sergeiboutenko/
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If you pre-order my video your contribution will help me fund this documentary.

Powered By Green Smoothies Documentary Sergei’s Green Power Smoothie1 cup spinach
1 cup Swiss chard
1 cup collard greens
1-2 stalks of celery with dark green leaves
1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 banana
1 peach, pitted
1 pear
½ avocado
4 dates, pitted
2 Tablespoons bee pollen (optional)Add enough water to blend everything in the blender. Blend until smooth and enjoy!Serves 2-3
Powered By Green Smoothies Documentary

Sincerely, Sergei

Visit the Green Smoothies Blog for the latest information from Victoria about Green Smoothies and their amazing benefits. www.greensmoothiesblog.com

(Jan’s comment:     The whole Bouchenko family is alive with talent and great smoothies.   Of great interest is the food choices showing where to find abundant nutrients which can be a help to so many of us.

As I’ve mentioned before to readers, that is one of the reasons I love David Wolfe’s  “Beauty through Mineralization Program”  so much. [go to FIND IT]  It helps to know which foods provide what minerals to us as most of us have special needs for one thing or another. 

I especially love Sergei’s discussion on protein needs and the revelatory showing of what he has accomplished  with green smoothies – – not some majestic “protein bar” or loading up on animal protein.  It is simply not necessary.  But then for people on a fixed budget as so many in my generation are these days,  it is almost prohibitive to squeeze the price of pastured beef raised lovingly on grass rather than grain into our budgets and I have no interest in modern animal husbandry –  – it is cruel,  very unhealthy and is incapable of providing proper nourishment to our bodies, so why do it? 

If I may, as a small aside;  I have been existing almost exclusively on juicing and Hippocrates soup the last few weeks.   You wouldn’t believe how much color I have found returning to my cheeks.  Its almost embarrassing but pleasing for it is a sign of health.  And I have a conclusion about this too.  I was juicing far more before I added the soup into my daily regime.  This really suits me because I throw so much into my soup –  – it must be the addition of the soup  potentially strengthening me.  We’ll see.  I use a big round tablespoon of Turmeric in the soup;  lots of garlic, onions, zucchini, mushrooms (any kind), Kale, chard etc, potatoes, sea-salt, lentils and of course, celery and carrots. It is rich and chunky and satisfying and delicious.    Jan)  

March 28, 2013

Moth to-the-Flame syndrome

We Can’t Help Ourselves

(Our memories can be  so compelling that it’ s kinda like the “Moth to the Flame” syndrome.”  Or so it  seems  to me.   One of the more exciting  childhood memories is smelling the heavenly aroma  from freshly baked bread.  

The bread thing never left me.  As a young married,  the kitchen was about my favorite room so it should come as no surprise that making bread was sure to come.  Sour Dough was a passion.  And I made it pretty well.   I made sour dough not too long ago and my grand-daughters and I pigged out  with  that scrumptious butter I make.    Guess it wouldn’t be too hard to imagine the addictions my girls will probably have  as they reflect on all those years with “Nana”  Just sayin’.  .    .    

We come by it rather naturally,  the the loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou. . . . . this was never an evil thing – – its the staff of life stuff!   As we have found, we live and learn.  Which brings me full circle to the subject at hand:    a super lady called JJ Virgin with a fairly impressive background who caught my attention a few months back when I found her on PBS doing  a show I think was called:  “Drop 7 Foods in 7 days and loose 7 lbs.   It worked, caught my attention.   Figured I knew the answers, but she surprised me.   This is not about that  [If you can catch it on TV, watch it – was good.]  This is about GLUTEN.  Jan)

JJ Virgin  

 JJ Virgin is one of the nation’s foremost fitness and nutrition experts, an accomplished public speaker and media personality. Her 25 years in the health and fitness industry, the past 10 in holistic nutrition and functional medicine, have earned JJ recognition as the go-to weight loss expert who can unlock the door to lifelong weight management through her sensible, no-fail approach to nutrition and fitness. JJ’s is the author of “Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy” published by Simon & Schuster Gallery and the co-star of the TLC reality series, “Freaky Eaters.”

7 Ways Eating Gluten makes you Fat, Sick and Tired

J J Virgin

Posted: 09/21/2012 /Huffington Post

recent study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics concluded that nixing gluten is not a good way to lose weight.

In this study, author Dr. Glenn Gaesser points out many supposed health benefits of gluten, including heart, gut, and immune system health. He also argues removing gluten frequently leads to weight gain because when people go gluten-free, they gravitate to high-sugar gluten-free junk foods.

Dr. Gaesser believes ill-informed celebrities have misled the public about gluten-free diets. “Gaga isn’t the only misinformed celebrity [about gluten-free diets],” writes Kelsey Blackwell, addressing this study. “Miley Cyrus, Peter Sarsgaard and Kim Kardashian have all suggested a gluten-free diet helped them lose weight, and the media buzz continues to add to the consumer confusion about what and who this diet is really for.”

Misunderstanding the Gluten-Free Diet

I completely agree with Dr. Gaesser and all the other pro-gluten defenders: Junk food is junk food, period, whether it’s certified gluten-free or not. Snacking on gluten-free cookies and dining on gluten-free pizza will seriously stall fast fat loss.

But let’s not throw the baby out with the bathwater. A gluten-free diet does not automatically entail processed foods. In fact, many of my clients stay lean and healthy on a whole foods, gluten-free diet. Some of them have been gluten-free for years and never felt or looked better.

Dr. Gaesser completely misses that point. “Even though [gluten-free diets have] been endorsed by celebrities for weight loss,” he says, “let’s face it — they are not the experts on nutrition and health,” he said. “It’s time to listen to the science.”

  • Indeed. But Dr. Gaesser, I am a nutrition and fitness expert, and I listen to the science. And science shows a gluten-free diet, done correctly, is an incredibly healthy way to get all your nutrients, look and feel great, and burn fat. In fact, ditching gluten can actually increase those benefits.

Dr. Gaesser is chairman of the Grain Funds Foundation. So maybe there’s just a little conflict of interest there? Of course he’s going to come out against gluten-free diets: His whole livelihood depends on people eating grain. And with the numerous benefits people report about going gluten-free, he’s going to have to fight much harder to keep those pro-gluten myths alive.

A Gluten-Free Diet Can Help You Lose Fat Fast

Other experts find just the opposite: Eliminating gluten helps you burn fat. “It’s right there in the data, clear as day: Lose the wheat, lose the weight,” says Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly: Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight, and Find Your Path Back to Health.

Dr. Davis goes on to say: “Ten pounds in 14 days. I know: It sounds like another TV infomercial boasting the latest ‘lose weight fast’ gimmick. But I’ve seen it time and time again: Eliminate wheat in all its myriad forms and pounds melt away, often as much as a pound a day.”

I’ve seen it with my own clients when they eliminate food sensitivities like gluten. They lose as much as seven pounds and a jean size their first week. Their symptoms go away. They look better, have steady sustained energy, radiate vitality and sex appeal, and ultimately wonder why they ever ate gluten to begin with.

Critics argue weight loss occurs because ditching gluten simply reduces calories. Not with my clients, who replace gluten-containing foods with more nutrient-dense veggies, fruits, and other whole foods.

As you’ll see, something far bigger than calories is at work here. Hormonal imbalances, a damaged gut, and numerous other gluten-related problems can contribute to weight gain. Here are seven ways eating gluten can make you fat, sick, and tired:

1. Leaky gut and its accompanying symptoms. Gluten contains a protein with the unwieldy name zonulin, which damages the tight junctions in your gut. Things not intended to slip through your gut wall suddenly get through, creating an immune response. Delayed reactions, which can occur hours or days later, include fatigue, bloating, and other symptoms that contribute to weight gain.

2. Inflammation. Gluten can trigger inflammation in any tissue, which is your body’s way of fighting what it sees as a foreign invader. Zonulin’s damage to your tight junctions also creates inflammation. Chronic inflammation is not your friend. Besides contributing to nearly every disease imaginable (including diabetes and cancer), inflammation creates a number of problems that stall fat loss, including increased levels of your stress hormone cortisol, increased fluid retention, digestive issues, and feeling sluggish so you’re more likely to lie on the couch than burn fat at the gym.

3. Insulin resistance. Many gluten-containing foods have a high glycemic load and raise your blood sugar. Your pancreas responds with insulin, which pulls that blood sugar down. (Oftentimes too far down, which leads to cravings.) When you constantly eat gluten foods, your cells become overloaded with insulin and eventually stop “hearing” its message to store glucose. Insulin resistance is often the result, which slams the doors to your fat cells shut and makes fat loss nearly impossible. The sugar-binding proteins called lectins in gluten can also bind to insulin receptors and trigger insulin resistance. Many gluten-containing breads and other foods also contain high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). It’s not just the glucose in HFCS that contributes to insulin resistance.A study in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism also linked fructose to increased insulin resistance.

4.  Leptin resistance. A small study done on pigs in the journal BMC Metabolic Disorders showed that lectins, those sugar-binding proteins that cause insulin resistance, may also create leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that tells your brain you’re full, which means you’re less likely to reach for seconds. But when you become leptin resistant, your brain doesn’t “hear” leptin’s message to put the brakes on the buffet, putting you at risk for overeating and weight gain.

5. Cravings. Ever find yourself uncontrollably eating a box of Wheat Thins or reaching for a third slice of buttered toast? Ironically, the foods you’re most reactive to are the ones you crave most. According to Dr. Daniel Kalish, your body reacts to intolerant foods by creating addictive narcotics called opioid endorphins. Like a drug, you have a feeling of euphoria when you eat these foods, and subsequently crave them.

6. Blocks nutrient absorption. Some “experts” express concern that without gluten foods, people will miss out on important nutrients. I’ve yet to learn which nutrients they’re referring to. You can get all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other nutrients you need from lean clean protein, veggies, low-glycemic fruits like berries, and starchy fiber-rich carbs like sweet potatoes and lentils.

In fact, gluten can inhibit nutrient absorption. For one, gluten-triggered permeability inhibits your gut from absorbing nutrients and making vitamin B-12. And the indigestible phytates in gluten and other whole grains are considered an anti-nutrient because they bind and make bio-unavailable important minerals like chromium, which helps balance blood sugar.

7.   Hampers thyroid performance. Gluten resembles your thyroid, so when immune antibodies tag gluten for removal, they also trigger antibodies against your thyroid. In other words, you increase your chances for autoimmune disease when you constantly eat gluten. “Many people have been unsuccessful at losing weight due to thyroid disease,” says Dr. Alan Christianson, co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Thyroid Disease. “People with the most common type of thyroid disease have 12 times the rate of gluten intolerance as the general population does. Consequently, those struggling with their weight should consider a gluten free diet along with assessment of thyroid status.”

March 26, 2013

Carbs? Ketones? – – lets talk

V E G A N ?    C A V E M A N  ?

We can argue and defend positions,  ad nauseum; but at the end of the day, if we have a cancer with limited time,  we just want to get well – not die!   Figuring this  out with-out a  medical degree, ain’t easy!  The  “experts”  don’t know, can’t agree – – what to do?  Nothing?    Not acceptable.

If we cling to rigid thinking, growth is slow or non-existent and we don’t get anywhere we want or need to be.  With an open mind, we are free to check out possibilities.  The open mind can stumble and falter when confronted with our personal history which is entwined with emotions, memories and all those experiences.  Not only that, but change is HARD.

If we have settled into either a vegan or Paleo camp, chances are, we have already exercised that “choice” factor often because of need or philosophical agreement.  We like it, agree with it and it works for us.

When the BIG “C”  hits – – anyone is thrown for a loop.  Lets say one is a plant-based, organic consumer (admittedly, far less likely),  but it happens.   Can one then accept the KETOGENIC DIET  which essentially restricts carbs? Something to think about, right?     While still an adjustment, it would be far less difficult for the Cordain aficionados.    See how close we are to our own ideas of what is correct for us?

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I bring this up because a recent post dated March 17th (2013) called “Cure Brain Cancer?. . . lets hope” was not overly clear in explaining the relevance of this diet to dramatically save lives or the impact it is having on children – especially those with severe epilepsy (one child was having over 100 seizures daily)   I believe I had asked you to read the text and scroll down the page to the second small video detailing Dr Fred Hatfield,   (a long-time friend and mentor to my son) and his recent ordeal with cancer which had spread throughout his entire skeletal frame and given only about three months to live.   It is now over one year that he is entirely cancer-free.  THAT IS SOMETHING!

The newscaster from the station there at CBN,  Lorrie Johnson,  discusses this further as she is maintaining her own health with a limited form of the Ketogenic Diet and advises any who may wish more information to go to CBN.com where she says there are many links to further information.

This blog is nothing if not devoted to spreading the word on valid and possible break-throughs to so many of the problems we all face.

SCROLL DOWN TO 2nd VIDEO for the Dr Hatfield story.

Ketogenic Diet Doctor Stops Eating This – Starves Cancer and Escapes Death    Ketogenic Diet
Preparing to die when he heard of this eating plan, he had nothing to lose so he gave it a try, and… it worked. The cancer disappeared completely and he’s been cancer-free for over a year. The secret: don’t just eat superfoods, eliminate the most dangerous culprits first

27 Tricks 2 keep food fresh

27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible

Story at-a-glance

  • The average American wastes more than 20 pounds of food every month.
  • Purchasing fresh food is a must if you wish to eat healthily, and there are many tricks you can use to extend the “shelf-life” of your fresh foods.
  • Tips are included for how to properly store fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, dairy products and more to significantly extend their lifespan.
  • Planning your meals will also help you avoid food waste; you’ll only buy what you need each time you visit the store, and you’ll have a plan in place to use it all up once you get home.

27 Ways to Make Your Groceries Last as Long as Possible
Stop throwing away your grocery budget; minimize food waste with these simple tips to keep your food fresher, longer.

March 23, 2013

Suzanne Somers knows “cancer”

Suzanne, the one to talk to about Cancer

Knockout - Interviews with doctors who are curing cancer and how to prevent getting it in the first place.
(My comment:  It crosses my mind that  the book Knockout by Suzanne Somers would be a good place to start with arming oneself with a cross-section of ideas.  She has been there and done that.  Can find many interviews online regarding all this.  One in particular that I found was her in participation in a Larry King Live show with guests  doctors I have showcased here at “smokinchoices” – –  Gonzalez and Burzynski   [both curing cancer  holistically] along with other traditional allopathic doctors.  Most informative, but the quality of the tape was breaking up and fuzzy.  However,  I do have a link below to an excellent audio interview between Suzanne and the Health-Ranger, Mike Adams of NaturalNews.  Think you know how good that will be  Jan)

March 22, 2013

Dr Clark Food Intolerance Connection

THE FOOD INTOLERANCE CONNECTION

Dear Guest of www.drclark.net!
by The Dr. Clark Information Center Team

This topic is important to many, as it is believed that 35 to 45% of us react negatively to various foods. Today everybody knows someone that is intolerant to certain foods.

The intestinal tract’s job is to take food in, digest it and absorb its nutrients, but when this is not done properly food allergens can irritate the intestinal tract and open the door to inflammations. These can lead to a “leaky gut syndrome“ where nutrients are not absorbed properly and where toxins pass through the intestinal wall causing damage to other organs and tissues.

Medically-speaking an „Allergic reaction“ is different from a „food intolerance“. However, they both are caused by an adverse reaction to food.

ALLERGIC FOOD REACTION

ALLERGIC FOOD REACTION is triggered by the immune system and brings fast-acting immunoglobulin (IgE) responses. For this type of allergy one must be exposed to the food itself. The symptoms that result are usually severe and immediate and can sometimes be fatal. The medical term for this is Anaphylaxis. Not many people have this type of reaction and usually only to a single or few foods. Peanuts sometimes cause this type of reaction in some individuals.

FOOD INTOLERANCE

FOOD INTOLERANCE instead is quite common. It is also caused by adverse reaction to food. It brings a non-IgE-mediated response and in this case one does not necessarily need to be exposed to a specific food. It is caused by a deficiency of specific chemicals or enzymes, needed to digest a food substance and can also be caused by natural or synthetic chemicals in the food that the body is unable to tolerate. The intolerance can be dependent on the quantity consumed (sometimes referred to as dosage). The symptoms that result are more chronic and can sometimes be delayed which makes the connection between cause and effect, most difficult.

(Extracts taken from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_intolerance)

There are pages and pages of information about allergies and food intolerances on the internet, but Dr. Clark’s research on food allergens and how we develop allergies is quite unique.

Our liver is an amazing organ and is responsible for the detoxification of otherwise harmful things consumed with what we eat and drink. These include chemical preservatives, flavorings, and coloring added to our foods plus the molecules of plastics, solvents, and metals that are picked up by our foods during harvesting, processing, and packaging. If, what we send to our liver is more than it can handle, the contaminants that are not detoxed, roam free in the body through our blood and fluids bringing pain and other allergic reactions.

One of Dr. Clark’s discoveries was that parasites contribute to keeping the liver from doing its detoxifying job but how and why this happens was still to be researched.

  • Dr. Clark also realized a connection to magnetic polarization in that a healthy person’s cells have a north polarization during the daylight hours when nature designed us to be active.

Dr. Clark was convinced that we were meant to consume mainly north polarized substances such as fresh foods and clean water. Dr. Clark found that aged foods which undergo long preservation methods or processing and the heavy metals added to our drinking water as part of the purification process, all have a south polarity and, in turn result in some of our cells becoming south polarized too. Dr. Clark suspected this south polarization triggered a cell’s (and organ’s) normal alert system which resulted in the cell opening via an inflammation reaction to receive the body’s natural IgE treatment. What would happen, however, is if a parasite or fluke such as a Fasciolopsis stage, is present and reaches these compromised cells, the fluke’s bacteria will invade the open cell and multiply producing d-tyramine, a special amine that can turn nearby substances from l-forms to d-forms of amino acids. The l-amino acids in the vicinity of a buski parasite soon switch to d-forms and north polarities change to southerly. Because our body uses only l-forms and not d-forms of amino acids, we quickly find our body compromised and in deep trouble.

Chemicals that are added or placed on food for growing, preservation, or for processing can become allergens if the body is not able to detox them and they become d-forms of amino acids and phenolics instead of the needed l-forms.

This can also happen through chemicals the food develops naturally. For example PIT (phenylisothiocyanate), found in many vegetables but mainly those of the cabbage family, is a cyanide that gives vegetables a natural protection from insects, disease, and grazing animals.

But if we eat too much of certain foods, even if they are considered “good foods”, our metabolism will be disturbed by the natural protective substances they contain. We all have experienced this feeling at times. The danger occurs from parasites, their waste, bacteria, metals (such as nickel), and radioactivity, that are in us and looking for opportunities to penetrate cells that have been opened by an inflammation reaction. Remember, a south polarity causes our body to change the amino acid structure from l- to d-forms and it is the d-forms that prevent the liver and pancreas enzymes from digesting and detoxifying our foods efficiently.

  • It is ironic that, when our organs and tissues recognize they need help, they call for the allergy-fighting mechanism PGE2 (prostaglandin E2), but the more PGE2 that is made by our tissues, the more inflammation we will experience. This same inflammation, in turn, opens the doors of our cells to bacteria and viruses, which, bring us pain, diarrhea, bloating, gas, respiratory problems , sweats, and other allergic symptoms.

Our organs have specific preferences or attractions which are called tropisms. For example, certain herbs help the eye or throat. Food allergens also have tropisms and are attracted to specific organs.

This is the reason why every organ has its own allergy and sometimes more than one. When your liver can’t detoxify an allergic substance after we eat it, soon it finds the organ that it is attracted to (tropism) and if this organ has a south polarization from contaminants such as nickel or radioactivity, the organ’s cells will be open because of inflammation allowing the contaminant to enter.

See Dr. Clark’s Organ/Food Allergen Chart

(Extracted from :”The Cure for all Diseases” and “The Cure and Prevention of all Cancers, pages 242-245; 552; “The Prevention of all Cancers”, pages 65-66; 184-186;”)

HOW WE GET RID OF OUR ALLERGIES:

  • Kill parasites and starve them of their favorite food
  • Remove metals and radioactivity
  • Do liver cleanses until the liver action is much better
  • Change your food constantly to avoid overburdening our detoxifying mechanisms
  • Eat only the freshest of food that has l-forms exclusively
  • Avoid aged food regardless of its chemical preservation to avoid getting more d-forms
  • Avoid the food allergen in connection to the disturbed organ

In conclusion we can summarize that our bodies use of and sensitivity to food is very complex. This complexity that provides tolerances can also lead to intolerances. Through Dr. Clark’s research on food, we now understand why sometimes enzymes are not able to digest what we consume and the liver is not able to detox our foods sufficiently. Parasites, their bacteria, and other contaminants constantly challenge our immune system and impede the action of our liver and organs. The contaminants we may ingest can also force our cells into a south polarity. Our body requires the l-forms of amino acids and cannot use the d-forms that result from contaminant induced south polarity. Lastly, our natural defense to harmful materials attacking our tissues and organs produces PGE2 which causes inflammation and, ironically, opens the protective doors of our cells to bacteria and viruses.

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The Dr. Clark Information Center Team

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Hello..I am so glad I signed up and am enjoying keeping touch with what Dr.Clark and everyone is doing. I’m a fortunate person who discovered The Cure for all Diseases, and cured my fibromyalgia about 8 years ago. I’ve been taking the maintenance dose of herbs ever since, and remain symptom and parasite free!

I also do the liver and kidney cleanse periodically and this time doing the kidney cleanse I realized it got rid of the gravel in my inner ear that had been causing me difficulties with dizziness for quite a while.  I had a diagnosis of Benign Positional Vertigo from my doctor.. so it meant it wasn’t Meniere’s or an infection but gravel in the inner ear.   When I heard that I wondered if the kidney cleanse would work on it, and it did. I have been free of dizziness for a few months now. If it returns I will simply do the kidney cleanse again, and I am sure my kidneys won’t mind either.
Much gratitude for all you offer,
“CR”

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Dear Dr. Clark
I have Fibromyalgia and the doctors can not prescribe any medicine that helps, so I decided to take the parasite cleanse.
Three days after taking it my pain went away. The pain that I was having would wake me up at night..now i can get a good night sleep.
Several months ago I had a Planters Wart on my foot. The doctor was going to do surgery. I got my Zapper out and zapped it 2 nights in a row.    Two days later it was gone. I never returned to the doctor.
Thanks a million. I do wish when I try to tell people about Dr Clark’s methods.
they would believe me when I tell them about the cancer cure.
They want to know if it is that simple why doesn’t the doctor use it?
Thanks again
“A”


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March 21, 2013

Oh those Prisons

By Published: March 11, 2013

Lawsuit says mentally ill prisoners in Pa. face ‘Dickensian nightmare’

    philadelphia prison

                                                                                                                                                                                            Rikard Larma/Metro.

Advocacy nonprofit the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania filed a lawsuit in federal court yesterday claiming the state Department of Correction’s treatment of mentally ill inmates is unconstitutional and ultimately results in “a Dickensian nightmare” in which prisoners’ symptoms are exacerbated, then punished with still more jail time.

At the center of the suit is the state DOC’s alleged use of Restricted Housing Units to segregate mentally ill prisoners from the general population for long periods of time.     The complaint claims mentally ill inmates are kept in “extremely small” RHU cells for up to 24 hours a day.

The isolation bars prisoners from attending religious services or participating in educational or rehabilitative programs, which are not only therapeutic, but necessary in order for the inmate to be eligible for parole.

The suit claims that prisoners with mental illnesses in RHUs “on average, serve much longer sentences than other prisoners.”   “This is a vile and inhumane way to treat people with mental illness,” attorney for the Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania Robert Meek said in a statement.

“As one judge put it, solitary confinement for a person with mental illness is like an airless room for an asthmatic. Pennsylvania should give these prisoners beds in units designed to help people with mental illness, not devastate them.”

The suit claims the isolation can gravely exacerbate symptoms of prisoners’ mental illness, including “refusing to leave their cells, declining medical treatment, sleeplessness, hallucinations, paranoia, covering themselves with feces, head banging, injuring themselves and prison staff and suicide.”

Those symptoms are often regarded by prison officials as rule infractions and punished with more RHU time.

“The result is a Dickensian nightmare in which many prisoners, because of their mental illness, are trapped in an endless cycle of isolation and punishment, further deterioration of their mental illness, deprivation of adequate mental health treatment and inability to qualify for parole,” the complaint reads.    The suit is seeking an immediate injunction compelling the state Department of Corrections to provide prisoners with “constitutionally adequate mental health care.”

A spokeswoman for the state Department of Corrections declined comment, citing the ongoing litigation.

Conditions of confinement

The suit describes RHUs as tiny, sparsely furnished concrete cells “filled with the smell of feces” whose steel doors have only a slot for food to be passed through.

The lights are often turned on around the clock, and prisoners are allowed to leave only one hour a day each weekday to exercise, often in a small, outdoor cage.

The only mental health treatment many isolated inmates receive are “drive by” visits from staffers who speak to them through the food slot, stripping away all medical privacy.

Isolated prisoners must eat every meal inside the cells, can rarely receive visitors and have highly restricted access to phones, reading materials and radios.

By the numbers

>> 800 inmates with serious mental illnesses were confined to RHUs in Pennsylvania prisons as of Dec. 10, 2012.

>> As of December 2012, the state DOC had only 141 beds available for those mentally ill prisoners.

>> 60 of those beds were inexplicably empty as of three months ago, even with the space shortage.

>> 22% of Pennsylvania prisoners have serious mental illnesses, overall, but they account for a disproportionate 33% of the population in state RHUs.

>> The cells in which RHU prisoners are locked are as small as 80 square feet.

>> RHU prisoners are permitted only 3 showers each week.

>> RHU prisoners are allowed out of their cells just one hour each weekday to exercise, often in small outdoor cages.

Profile of a prisoner

The suit offers several examples of mentally ill prisoners who have allegedly suffered due to state DOC policies. Below is the story of one inmate, referred to in the suit as Prisoner #1:

>> Prisoner #1 was admitted to the DOC in 2004 with a severe delusional disorder, but denied he had mental illness and refused medication.

>> He received disabilities services through a Special Needs Unit, but was frequently moved to solitary confinement for conduct symptomatic of his disorder – like threatening staffers he believed were badmouthing his family – that was instead treated as a disciplinary problem.

>> No health staff assisted Prisoner #1 in asserting his behavior resulted from his mental illness and his disabilities were not taken into account when punishment was handed down for his alleged infractions.

>> Prisoner #1 was on at least two occasions placed in short-term Psychiatric Observation Cells after expressing suicidal intentions.

>> Due to his adjustment difficulties, Prisoner #1 was in May 2010 transferred to a Special Needs Assessment Unit at Waymart State Correctional Institute, where his delusional beliefs were noted.

>> Prisoner #1 was in March 2011 transferred to SCI-Cresson. Despite the record of his delusions, he was again disciplined for behavior related to his mental illness by being placed in solitary confinement. He continued to express suicidal thoughts.

>> Prisoner #1 hanged himself in the prison’s RHU two months later.

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2014-15 STATE BUDGET

4 Prisons could be in line for closing

Nelsonville facility for older inmates might be spared

By Alan Johnson THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH 12-12-12

Ohio might have to close four prisons under budget-cut scenarios being considered by Gov. John Kasich’s administration.

A fifth prison that seemed almost certain to close, the Hocking Correctional Facility in Nelsonville — a small prison that houses older inmates — will get a reprieve, it now appears.  Prisons chief Gary C. Mohr said the situation has changed since he sent a preliminary budget proposal this fall to the Office of Management and Budget.

But if the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction faces a 10 percent budget cut, more drastic steps will have to be taken, including the possible closing of four prisons, Mohr said in his earlier letter. While specific prisons were not named, the list would include three large facilities and one “special-population prison.”

The result, Mohr predicted, would be an immediate worsening of overcrowding to 154.1 percent of prison capacity statewide, from the current 128 percent.  Further, a reduction in the number of corrections officers would push the inmate-to-officer ratio, now 7.2-to-1, to 8.6-to-1, resulting in “unsafe conditions for staff, inmates and the general public,” Mohr wrote.   Even if his agency ends up with a no-cut, continuation budget, prisons will end up with $45 million less overall than this year, simply because of inflation.

The Kasich administration is reviewing budget submissions from all state agencies as it prepares a budget blueprint for the 2014-15 biennium. The proposal will be unveiled Feb. 5 and must be approved by the legislature by the end of the current fiscal year on June 30. The submissions by individual agencies are not locked in but are starting points, state Budget Director Tim Keen indicated.

After initially saying the Hocking prison would close under either scenario, Mohr sent a letter to the staff yesterday, saying he had changed his mind about the need to close it. He said the prison population, which was expected to go down 10 percent, is now projected to drop by only 4 percent.  As a result, “The agency’s need for prison beds is higher than expected,” Mohr said, resulting in his ruling out shuttering the Hocking facility.   The 10-percent budget-cut outlook would also mean fewer inmates could be diverted to community corrections facilities.

Kasich declined to comment yesterday on the possibility of closing prisons, saying, “I don’t have all the details on that.”

Christopher Mabe, president of the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, the union representing prison employees, said he hopes that the state won’t have to close any prisons.   “We’ve been working diligently with (the state) for quite some time to keep costs down and increase efficiencies,” Mabe said. “As long as we can continue to work together, a lot of things are possible.” ajohnson@dispatch.com

(My comment:  

I know how morbid this all is, and  am sorry to be hitting anyone in the face with this stuff.  But I keep reading all these pitiful stories of lack of concern for people once they aren’t in the mainstream of life with us anymore.      I don’t know what the answer is, but we can’t turn our backs on these people and become deaf, dumb and blind to basic needs that all humans share.  Or should.    I keep amassing these stories thinking to post them – – and then I don’t;   wind up tossing them out, because most of it is so gross.  

Two of the stories recently had to do with the ridiculous rates  that prisoners are being charged when they can get an opportunity to make a call out to home or their attorney etc.,. When it is a toll call and it almost always is – they are being gouged big time and often have to reverse the charges.  The phone companies in cahoots with the prisons share in the extra fees being charged.  It is disgraceful.   I know it sounds like a ‘mad-woman’ doing her usual rant, but I swear, I saw it in the Dispatch only a month or two back.   

Then more recently, I read that Kasich etal what with all their budget slashing  still going on even though, apparently, our state is doing so well with our fantastic unemployment rates Kasich is so proud of, . .   .    .   is still struggling to make ends meet.  Now he wants to cut the prisons cost factors by farming out the feeding of the prisoners to catering services.  One wonders how this can be justified or in any way  able to be cost saving.   Is the plan to feed prisoners like we “slop the pigs”?  Or maybe all Corn and Soy – you know that genetically modified stuff they say is so nutritious and cheap?. . .we are feeding to cattle and its making them sick.  But hey Monsanto’s science says its nutritious and look how cheap it is.  We can feed the world – why not start here in the prisons?   

I just hope everyone remembers that the purpose of eating is to gain nourishment, not being poisoned.  All have a right to decent food.  I thought prison inmates did the cooking and so on.  With government contracts on purchasing power, one would think that feeding the population would not be a financial burden beyond reason.  How could catering or bringing the food in be cost saving?  Is someone making up his own facts again?  Or trying to pay off one of his contributors? 

Oh Crap, when do we vote again?  Want to get rid of them all so badly – – all except our A.G. DeWine, . .  that man is a gem and a keeper.  has it all. . grit and integrity!   Jan)

Mike and Charlotte

A Conversational treasure

I love computers, but I’m not a tech  by any means.  If you knew how often I download something and don’t know where it went – – seems to disappear!  Occasionally, I find something by accident (hiding in my computer) and below is one of those happy moments when something lost surfaces (while looking for something else.) It may be from 2010 or so.  The voices are Mike Adams , better known as “Heath Ranger” and our beloved Charlotte Gerson in a warm and intimate chat relative to her father’s historic life and his gifts to us all.  I listened  – again, and loved it.  Hope you do too.

Since Mike is a truth-teller like Dr Mercola and many others, I am assuming that he won’t mind my sharing this with you as he is as devoted to helping people as anyone can be.   Like Dr Mercola, his resources are considerable (informative info and videos, etc).

Charlotte mentions the Hippocrates soup in her discussion as being a nutritious cooked and warm food the patients at the institute enjoy along with their 12 or 13 glasses of juice daily.  It made sense to me, especially during these cold months, so I have been keeping the soup pot working of late.  Its good.  Can use all but the kitchen sink in it and I do.    So, once again,  I’m sharing,  Jan:

Hippocrates Soup (Special Soup) – YouTube

Aug 13, 2009 – Uploaded by gumonthepants

This soup is part of the Gerson Therapy diet. The following vegetables are thoroughly washed, NOT peeled 

(as an aside, the person making the soup used a special instrument to blend up the soup.  Looks fine but much trouble.  I use my stick-blender [mine is made by Braun], which I also use making cosmetics and 100 other things.  It is easy to use,  works well and quick clean up – – what more could one want?  Also, I prefer my soup a bit chunky, not watery.   [my spoon will stand up in it]  Jan)

Health Ranger Report #87: Interview with Charlotte Gerson on reversing cancer

A fascinating interview with a legend of the self-healing anti-cancer industry. Contains many fascinating bits of information about the cancer industry and natural cancer remedies and cures.
Click here to listen now (MP3).

March 19, 2013

Legislators abet “Cover-up”

Privacy rights

Bills would curb videos of farm-animal abuse

By Tracie Cone ASSOCIATED PRESS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — An undercover video that showed California  cows struggling to stand as they were led to slaughter by forklifts,  led to the largest meat recall in U.S. history.  In Vermont, a video of veal calves skinned alive and tossed like sacks of potatoes ended with the plant’s closure and criminal convictions.

  • Now, in a pushback led by the meat and poultry industries, state legislators across the country are introducing laws making it harder for animal-welfare advocates to investigate cruelty and food-safety cases.

Some bills make it illegal to take photographs at a farming operation. Others make it a crime for someone such as an animal-welfare advocate to lie on an application to get a job at a plant.

Bills pending in California, Nebraska and Tennessee require that anyone collecting evidence of abuse turn it over to law enforcement within 24 to 48 hours — which advocates say does not allow enough time to document illegal activity under federal humane-handling and food-safety laws.

“We believe that folks in the agriculture community and folks from some of the humane organizations share the same concerns about animal cruelty,” said Mike Zimmerman, chief of staff for Assembly Member Jim Patterson, R-Fresno, whose bill was unveiled this week. “If there’s abuse taking place, there is no sense in letting it continue so you can make a video.”

Patterson’s bill, sponsored by the California Cattlemen’s Association, would make failing to turn over video of abuse to law enforcement within 48 hours an infraction punishable by a fine.

  • Critics say the bills are an effort to deny consumers the ability to know how their food is produced.

“The meat industry’s mantra is always that these are isolated cases, but the purpose of these bills is to prevent any pattern of abuse from being documented,” said Paul Shapiro, vice president of farm-animal protection for the Humane Society of the United States, which conducted the California and Vermont investigations.

  • In Indiana, Arkansas and Pennsylvania, it would be a crime to make videos at agricultural operations.
  • Formal opposition to the California bill comes from the ASPCA, the Teamsters, the Humane Society and dozens of others. They say these attempts by the agriculture industry to stop investigations are a part of a nationwide agenda set by the American Legislative Exchange Council, a conservative research group backed by business interests.

ALEC has labeled those who interfere with animal operations “terrorists,” though a spokesman said he wishes now that the organization had called its legislation the “Freedom to Farm Act” rather than the “Animal and Ecological Terrorism Act.”

  • “At the end of the day it’s about personal property rights or the individual right to privacy,” said spokesman Bill Meierling. “You wouldn’t want me coming into your home with a hidden camera.”

Last year, Iowa, a major egg-producing state, passed a bill making it illegal to deny being a member of an animal-welfare organization on a farm job application. Utah passed one that outlaws photography.

Animal-welfare advocates say all of the focus on secrecy is energy misspent.

“I wish the cattlemen actually wanted to stop cruelty, not the documenting of cruelty,” said Humane Society California director Jennifer Fearing. “One could think of a thousand ways for them to actually stop cruelty rather than waiting for people to make videos and turn them over.”

Most of the sensational videos of abuse in recent years are shot by undercover operatives who surreptitiously apply and are hired by the meat processors for jobs within the facilities. One recorded last year by Compassion over Killing at Central Valley Meats in Hanford, Calif. showed a worker standing on a downed dairy cow’s nostrils to suffocate it and others repeatedly shot in the head, prompting several fast-food hamburger chains to cancel contracts, at least temporarily.

Animal-welfare groups say investigations take weeks because the operatives nose around only when they aren’t performing the duties for which they were hired.

“Believe me, our investigators would like to be out of there as soon as possible. They’re stoic, they’re courageous, but they are not enjoying their work at all,” said Mary Beth Sweetland, director of investigations for the Humane Society.

(My Comment:   

This story had my ire stirred over it’s category title of “Privacy Rights,”   in other words, before it even started.   The whole premise is wrong, for this is nothing more than people who feel justified doing whatever they want because they are special – somehow above the law.  Their intentions are deceitful and larcenous – crimes actually; actions for which  the law closes them down and/or fines them for doing business unlawfully. 

Privacy rights do not come close to relevance here.  These companies are not in their bedrooms or having private meals in their homes.  They are doing business with a product designed for public consumption to which the public has every right possible to be able to ascertain what it is they are eating and to have knowledge about the full scope and meaning of the way in which their “food” is handled from beginning to end.  There isn’t an ethical or theoretic leg to stand on.

Any company does have the right to hire whom they choose.  But they are no more able to step over certain boundaries than any other companies who are legally prevented from inquiring into much personal data.

This is little more than the GUILTY making every effort to keep from getting caught, because they have no plans to change the way they do business.

Be aware America;  is this the way you want your animals treated that you choose to eat as food?  We are not a cruel, uncaring people – – why should animals have to suffer for any reason?  They should be treated humanely and with respect.  If these corporations can’t comply with these bare essentials, they shouldn’t be in this business.    Jan)

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