SMOKINCHOICES (and other musings)

April 25, 2017

What’s driving you. . really..?

See own vision, be with that

If we can be perceptive enough to be more aware of our thoughts and their processes,  then we easily see how our thinking sets our mood;  we can realize how very tied together this whole process is.  In simple terms. .  “as a man thinketh  in his heart – – so is he”  has ever been, and will always be true.   No matter how many issues  we have, or how many experiences we have gone through, there is generally a main thrust —  “something” which drives our boat as we wend up or down life’s river.    

How  deeply does intolerance spring from hatred?  Biases are generally learned rather than instinctive — as in recoiling from a hissing snake or wild animal.  .  .  tho, it may be that these all spring from fear.  Childhood, without partiality leaves marks upon us all. . we learn in time to discern truth from fantasy or falsity;   un-cluttering the dross and even the demons hiding under the bed or in the closet as we imagined.  Life itself has a way of teaching us that which more beneficially instructs us to achieve those more worthy, effective goals.   These become our desires, ambitions. .  . our hopes,. . . and reason to be.   We know these deep inside, familiar with how they look and feel, and it  is good,  makes us happy.  When we dwell even briefly, fleetingly on these desires. . . we become more motivated – drawn toward them.    This is how it should be, when we are free to see with open eyes, dreaming our own dreams  (no matter what they are).  This is living from our core – outward, toward what we really want.   Seeing it (feeling it) as  if it were already here.  Herein, we sense and experience . ‘happy’.

Each of us gets to have our own perspective from which we desire or prefer, and Source Energy answers every single one of us. There’s no shortage of Source; there’s no shortage of answers; there’s no shortage of substance. There’s no shortage of all of the stuff or non-stuff that any of us wants – there’s no shortage of it. It expands proportionately to our ability to desire it.

—Abraham

Excerpted from: Philadelphia, PA on May 03, 2004

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

Ways 2 save $ – up Nutrition

Few tricks to save $, raise nutrient

This is an article I had saved from Dr Mercola, perhaps July 2015.  Wanted to share it, but sometimes, the best-laid  plans. . .ah, well,    Had to go to his site to complete.  IMO,  the information is good and helpful,  anyone could benefit from it – – I have,  perhaps you might adopt a thing or two as well.    This isn’t a biggie, just some interesting slants and facts on some things we already use anyway.  Jan

By Dr. Mercola

Modern-day diets are often lacking in nutrition, in large part because food choices are not optimal. About 90 percent of the money Americans spend on food is for processed foods, which may be fortified with nutrients out of necessity but lack the naturally occurring vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and enzymes found in fresh whole foods.

Even the healthy foods you choose, such as an apple or lettuce, are likely not as nutritious as they once were. Ancient wild plants provided an astounding level of phytonutrients that are largely absent from our modern cultivated fruits and veggies.

For instance, wild dandelions contain seven times more phytonutrients than spinach, and purple potatoes native to Peru contain 28 times more anthocyanins than commonly consumed russet potatoes.  As written in the New York Times:

“Studies published within the past 15 years show that much of our produce is relatively low in phytonutrients, which are the compounds with the potential to reduce the risk of four of our modern scourges: cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and dementia.

The loss of these beneficial nutrients did not begin 50 or 100 years ago, as many assume. Unwittingly, we have been stripping phytonutrients from our diet since we stopped foraging for wild plants some 10,000 years ago and became farmers.”

Industrial farming practices that threaten to completely deplete what was once rich and fertile soil further add to the problem. With each harvest, the land is stripped of vital nutrients plants need to grow, leaving not only lower crop yields but also less nutritious produce.

That being said, you certainly want to harness the nutrients your food does contain so it can be absorbed and utilized by your body. This starts in your kitchen, where some surprisingly common habits might be slashing the nutrient content of your veggies even more.

10 Surprising Ways You Are Making Your Veggies Less Nutritious

In her book Eating on the Wild Side, investigative journalist Jo Robinson details a decade’s worth of research on nutrients in fruits and vegetables. She focused not only on the “standard” vitamins like A and C and minerals like calcium and iron, but also on phytonutrients that are far newer in terms of scientific research.

In order to maximize the nutrition in your produce, be sure to be aware of these common habits that may make your food less nutritious.

1. Always Choosing Raw Tomatoes

Lycopene — a carotenoid antioxidant that gives fruits and vegetables like tomatoes and watermelon a pink or red color — is one nutrient you’ll want to be sure you’re getting enough of.

Lycopene’s antioxidant activity has long been suggested to be more powerful than other carotenoids such as beta-carotene, and research has even revealed it may significantly reduce your stroke risk (while other antioxidants did not).

Lycopene has been shown to have potential anti-cancerous activity, likely due to its antioxidant properties. Studies have shown that people with a diet high in lycopene from tomato-based foods have a lower risk of certain cancers, particularly prostate cancer.

However, lycopene is one example of a nutrient that becomes more bioavailable when it’s cooked. Research shows that cooking tomatoes (such as in tomato sauce or tomato paste) increases the lycopene content that can be absorbed by your body.

It also increases the total antioxidant activity. In one study, when tomatoes were heated to just over 190 degrees F (88 degrees C) for two minutes, 15 minutes, and 30 minutes:

  • Beneficial trans-lycopene content increased by 54 percent, 171 percent and 164 percent, respectively
  • Levels of cis-lycopene (which is a form easily absorbed by your body) rose by 6 percent, 17 percent, and 35 percent, respectively
  • Overall antioxidant levels increased by 28 percent, 34 percent, and 62 percent, respectively

So while tomatoes are healthy to consume raw, it’s also wise to consume them cooked as well. You could try a cooked salsa or make your own tomato sauce at home… if you opt for a store-bought variety, make sure it comes in a jar, not a can.

You’re best off avoiding canned tomatoes and tomato sauces, as can liners tend to contain potent estrogen mimics such as bisphenol A (BPA), which is a toxic endocrine-disrupting chemical.

2. Storing Your Lettuce Wrong

Do you store your lettuce leaves whole? You may be better off tearing them before storing them in your refrigerator. When lettuce leaves are torn, a boost of protective phytonutrients are produced.

As long as you eat the lettuce within a couple of days, you’ll be able to take advantage of this extra phytonutrient content in the torn lettuce.

3. Boiling Your Vegetables

Do you boil vegetables like spinach? This allows valuable nutrients like vitamin C to leach out into the water. The difference in nutrient content can be dramatic before and after boiling.

For instance, after 10 minutes of boiling, three-quarters of the phytonutrients in spinach will be lost to the cooking water. While this isn’t as much of an issue if you’re making soup, in which you’ll be consuming the water along with the nutrients, if you’re looking to prepare a vegetable only, you’re better off steaming or lightly sautéing.

4. Eating Salad with Fat-Free Dressing

One of the most important toppings on any salad is the dressing, and here you’ll want to avoid most store-bought brands, especially those that are low-fat or fat-free.

When fat is removed from a food product, it’s usually replaced by sugar/fructose in order to taste good, and this is a recipe for poor health. Excess fructose in your diet drives insulin and leptin resistance, which are at the heart of not only diabetes but most other chronic diseases as well.

Further, some nutrients and antioxidants are fat-soluble, which means you must eat them with fat to properly absorb them. Using a dressing that contains healthy fats helps you ensure maximum nutrient absorption from your salad.

Coconut oil may make a particularly good choice, as it’s been found to increase the absorption of nutrients. In an animal study that compared the effects of feeding coconut oil versus safflower oil on the absorption of carotenoids from tomatoes, coconut oil enhanced tissue uptake of tomato carotenoids to a greater degree than safflower oil.

If you prefer to dress your salad only with vinegar, you can still achieve this fat-absorbing effect by adding other healthy additions like avocado or poached eggs. When men added 1.5 to 3 eggs to their salads, they increased their absorption of lutein and zeaxanthin by four to five-fold.

Other carotenoids, including beta-carotene and lutein, increased three to eight-fold compared to the no-egg salad.

5. Cooking Garlic Without Letting It Rest

Garlic contains the precursors to allicin, which is one of the most potent antioxidants from the plant kingdom. In fact, researchers have determined that sulfenic acid, produced during the rapid decomposition of allicin, reacts with and neutralizes free radicals faster than any other known compound—it’s almost instantaneous when the two molecules meet.

Garlic technically does not contain allicin, but rather, it contains two agents in separate compartments of the clove that react to form the sulfur-rich compound allicin when the plant needs it: alliin and an enzyme called allinase. So, what makes them react?

Garlic has a robust defense system to protect itself from insects and fungi. It enzymatically produces allicin within seconds when it is injured. The crushing of its tissues causes a chemical reaction between the alliin and the allinase, and allicin is produced—nature’s “insecticide.”

This is what makes garlic such a potent anti-infective, as well as what produces that pungent aroma when you cut into it. Allicin is quickly deactivated by heat. Just two minutes on the stovetop or one minute in the microwave will basically eliminate any useful allicin from the garlic.

However, if you let chopped garlic sit for 10 minutes before exposing it to heat, the enzyme that creates allicin will have time to finish working, and your finished dish should have a much higher allicin content. That being said, allicin is short-lived, lasting less than an hour. So once you’ve crushed your garlic and let it rest, try to consume it as quickly as possible. Better still, use a garlic press instead of a knife. As TIME reported:

“Using a garlic press is even better than mincing, as it releases more of the compounds that combine to create allicin.”

6. Discarding the Most Nutritious Parts of the Vegetable

Many Americans dutifully peel and chop away skins and upper greens on their veggies. Yet, these components often contain the most concentrated sources of nutrients. For instance, the dark-green tops of scallions are among the most nutritious, but many people toss this section away. The same goes for beet greens, which are equally, if not more, nutritious than beet roots, with nutrients that may strengthen your immune system, support brain and bone health, and more.

Apples are another example. Much of apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel, where you’ll find antioxidants like catechin, procyanidins, chlorogenic acid, and ploridizin. Even adding carrot peels to a carrot puree boosted antioxidant levels. The same goes for watermelon rind. Most people throw away the watermelon rind, but try putting it in a blender with some lime for a healthy, refreshing treat.

Watermelon rind actually contains more of the amino acid citrulline than the pink flesh. Citrulline is converted to arginine in your kidneys, and this amino acid is important for heart health and maintaining your immune system. While many people prefer seedless watermelon, black watermelon seeds are edible too and actually quite healthy. They contain iron, zinc, protein, and fiber. One caveat: if you’ll be consuming rinds or peels, opt for organic produce to minimize your intake of pesticides.

7. Eating Potatoes Right After Cooking Them

I don’t recommend eating white potatoes often, as their simple sugars are rapidly converted to glucose that raises insulin levels and can devastate your health. However, if you do choose to eat them at least chill them for about 24 hours after cooking. This converts the starch into a type that’s digested slower, and turns this high-glycemic vegetable into a low-glycemic one.

8. Cutting Carrots Prior to Cooking

Resist the urge to chop up your carrots before adding them to soups and casseroles. Research suggests that keeping the carrots whole, and cutting them up after they’re cooked, helps retain nutrients. Also, like tomatoes, carrots may be better for you cooked than raw. Cooking helps break down the cell walls so your body has an easier time absorbing nutrients. Further, one study found that cooked carrots had higher levels of beta-carotene and phenolic acids than raw carrots, and the antioxidant activity continued to increase over a period of four weeks.

9. Buying Broccoli Florets Instead of a Whole Head

Broccoli is one of the healthiest, cancer-fighting veggies you can eat. But it’s also surprisingly perishable. One study found that broccoli can lose 75 percent of its flavonoids and 80 percent of its beneficial glucosinolates just 10 days after harvest. When the broccoli was cut into florets, the rate of antioxidant loss doubled, so choose fresh, locally grown broccoli in whole-head form for maximum nutrition.

10. Discarding the Cooking Liquid from Beans

Cooking dried beans from scratch is preferable to canned versions because of the potential for BPA in the can linings. However, the cooking liquid will hold much of the nutrients after the beans are done cooking. One trick is to let the beans sit in the liquid for about an hour after cooking to help them reabsorb some of the lost nutrients. Cooking beans in a pressure cooker may also preserve more nutrients than cooking beans using other methods.

April 14, 2017

For or Against?. .I’ll take happy

Bit of Dichotomy here

All who know anything about me seem to understand that ferver and passion drives are fairly strong and seem to fuel my engines as well as nutrient from the table.  

We all need reason-to-be,  to keep on keepin’-on.  Mostly, it’s family and loved ones which make life cohesive.  Deeper and behind that might be ethos springing from predilections,  life experiences and any assortment of desire and expectation. For each of us, by design — its different.  We are all unique beings, similar, but not the same.  

For me, well, I honor the pleasure principle;  worship at the altar of beauty as manifested through creative endeavors (painting, sketching, adorning my surroundings with all the loveliness I could muster in decor, gardening including rose culture – even learning hair-dressing/styling – tho never becoming licensed, and of course — making my own clothes as mother always had when I was younger, before she taught me how to sew, measure, see, judge for myself).   My preference is to be happy, to enjoy – in almost anything I do whether I’m researching some human frailty online or digging in the soil.  

Some may recall that I was also a rather absurd ‘political junkie’  until last November when I turned into a basket case, going to bed in utter desolation.  In order to recover/rebalance. . .I had to withdraw.  Couldn’t deal with any part of it.  No matter that more than 1/2 of America FELT betrayed by the outcome . . .they were! (as all now know)  But it wasn’t Russia, that rankled me, for at the time, it was only rumor. It was the incredulity that a lying, cheating egomaniacal, unprincipled manipulator who seems not able to see any difference between truth and fabrication or reality and fairy tales. . .  whose only concern is himself.     It was not conceivable to me that the highest office in the land was to be occupied by such a poor representation of what is noble, admirable, ethical and high-minded as ALL others had been – for the most part. We were reared on delightful tales of honesty, struggle and over-coming – the stuff of inspiration and dreams. Not debauchery and so-called pussy-grabbing!  That it happened is inconceivable to me.  That it ‘stands’ is unacceptable to any with even a modicum of sensitivity.  This man has met NO standards of measure to become our president, has not acquiesced to any of the customary rules of disclosure ALL OTHERS HAVE.  Has no integrity whatsoever.  He is dismantling our way of life and our government as if it were a matter of his choice.  It isn’t!   People have given their lives to uphold and sustain our way of life.  It is imperfect, but it works for all of us – – or at,least – is meant to.  We are still workin on it.  Can no one see the horrible division He has created?. . pitting one against the other.   History reminds us that that is how you destroy a nation.

Am I still distraught that he won?  No.  The facts are what they are.  Do not understand how an ethical nation the whole world used to admire and look up to can let this stand.  Because “pussy-grabbing” isn’t written down in a book of laws some where is no reason to allow such to become acceptable.  Lying to the nation isn’t prosecutable?  Whole bunch of sticky wickets here.   One shouldn’t have to spell such stuff out – it’s vile and disgusting.  He is vile and disgusting and remains a liar and IS untrustworthy.   His word means nothing as it doesn’t even have a five minute shelf life!  When are the “thinkers” in Washington going to gather some strength or balls to correct this travesty?  When we or the world are completely destroyed?  D’ya think it might be too late by then?  

So no,  this stuff IS still on my mind, and I wish it wasn’t.   It’s not going to come out in the wash. . .  action is demanded. We have a ‘rare occasion’ on our hands and it also demands some ‘Super-Rare’ solution.  Make up some new- modern NEW RULES to fit the occasion.  Obama created Global Agreements among the nations to protect and preserve the world – its our only home.  The whole world knows it and gets it.  But our current (temporary), name-only leader is destroying everything he finds — and that is his stated intension.  Ya think Americans wanted to loose the tiny piece of the pie they have left?  We are a thundering herd of sheep, reaching the cliff – what’s it gonna be?  

Expression is my way of life.  Not healthy to bottle it up.  But I also agree with Abraham in the snippet below that came today – – against-ness is not the way to go, if one would be happy, joyous. . .living free.  If I resent you — its not good for me, it comes back at me as an act of resistance on my part.  When I manifest resistance. . .I block my own free-flow of the ‘good’ (or beautiful) I seek which amount to ‘allowing the blessing’ to enter our life.  All an automatic thing based on  natural laws of attraction,  like attracts like.  We aren’t lucky or unlucky – – life flows easily, responding to our thoughts, moods, how we feel.  When you’re feeling good, happy – – kinda what you get more of.  Being resentful, sad, depressed, down. . . well, that’s what we are putting out there (in a sense – asking for more of the same).  Comes down to our own choice.  

Would someone please inform the thinkers in Washington to find principled ways of correcting the time-bomb sitting in our midst with some old-fashioned logic and rightful thinking.   One man is tinkering with the whole world as if it was his private toy. . .  and it’s not.    Many, many millions of us do care — as we should because we have all this gray matter which makes it so.          Jan                        

You can’t take sides against anything. If you would just leave the “against” part out; if you would just be one who is for things – you would live happily ever after…

—Abraham

Excerpted from: North Los Angeles, CA on March 07, 2000

Our Love,

Esther (and Abraham and Jerry)

April 12, 2017

Carbs. Fat, Protein . . what to do?. .

Which is best, how much do we need -and WHY?

Not a chance in hell that I’m gonna settle this age-old debatable subject, but I can ramble on about why it seems so simple for me to understand and accept and act on.  Have always had a deep affection for food, all kinds.  Ate almost everything but my favorite things I chose in school (on my own) were  Tomato soup and Chocolate-chip ice-cream. . the same every day!  How do you better perfection?  Mother had a few other ideas, most of which she was fairly successful with.  But certain weird vegetables I wouldn’t even consider or eat.  Or any disgusting meat parts like brains or tongue.  But  I WAS crazy about chicken hearts.  They would amass 20 or so – – just for me, kinda sauteed – pure heaven.  Funny, don’t think I’ve had any since childhood, haven’t even thought about them.  As I often notice. . .stuff changes.  

Mother being a farm girl was far better versed on the great variety of foods; the pleasure of having caught her own fish; having hunted with her father for larger animals of distinctive flavors . . even how to slaughter and prepare what was eaten.   So it follows that meat and potatoes fare was dominant.  Earlier generations weren’t aware of or concerned about food-combinations in the least.  (And they were absurdly healthy.)  Of course, the world had not become toxic. . it was all ORGANIC,  there was no other way to be.  (Pesticides, insecticides, synthetic fertilizers and especially, genetic modified stuff was in the far distant future. . .which is what we are trying to cope with for the last few decades.  Stuff, indeed HAS CHANGED!   In addition, family doctors no longer tend us so we can heal.  That’s a thing of the past as well. Now if one can ‘afford’ medicine at all,  what you get is  iffy procedures or costly [chemicals] the body  doesn’t recognize, so attempts to fight off the probably laden-with-side-effect medicines, causes the body – even more burden.  Medicine is no longer a call to serve and heal, but has become very “big business.”   (Dictated by Insurance companies profit-protecting decisions)

With all these considerable changes, life just isn’t as simple as it once was.  Many theories get accepted as science, even when they are flawed and/or wrong.  Such as the flawed science about FAT being bad for us and leading to heart disease, etc.,. It was the medical faux-pas which led to more heart disease than the world had ever seen before.  Carving out the fat from our diets left us little choice other than carbs — the body’s need for energy are great and must be satisfied.  So everyone ate more carbs. The body’s energy requirements are met with essentially carbohydrates or fats.  They both work and work well.  Either or, . . or both.  So back in the seventies everyone started loading up on all kinds of carbs, and heavily on breadstuff,  and cereals  – – after all, we have to eat!  Obesity rose greatly, diabetes started to become a mass threat, and of course all kinds of cardio problems (HBP,  strokes, etc.,)    

We accepted the advice of “experts”  —  scientists, doctors, etc.,  we can’t be expert on everything important which affects  our lives and health, . . . . we must trust those who are qualified,  so-called experts.  Look where it got us.  Sicker, fatter and far worse off. . and confused.  We must not only protect our rights from peril – – we must honor personal authority to decide what is in our own best interest.  On everything,  personal choice, how we live, how we are governed.  PROTECT CHOICE! The Fat fiasco has had disastrous results on life as we know it.  It was wrong, skewed (selective) and flawed – yet accepted as gospel (scientifically) even today among many slow-to-change doctors — those on whom we rely.  The same is true (if not worse) on the vaccination theory mostly  because it injures our children, and they trust US to protect them.  It too, was never scientifically  researched, nor proved safe.  Only reported by the manufacturers to be safe!  That  is not the path or function of true science – it is open, unbiased, documented, tested and provable.  

Never have babies and children in the history of humanity been found so sickly, weak and damaged.  To the contrary – our progeny have been out-stripping,  out-growing and out-smarting the parental base from which they sprang for all of recorded history.   Till now.  What’s changed?    The way we eat – #1, and  #2 how medicine has changed the way it has been structured to treat,  and the effect is our national health!  Just wanting to point out that what you and I think and choose for ourselves may, in fact, be better for us than what our  authorities have in mind, and for totally different reasons.  

Not wanting to go further in dredging up the past 40 – 50 years of some of the bitter turns life has brought us; for now I hope to draw distinctions in the FAT, CARB energy source thing and how it “really” functions.  Have a past post or so below from prior years which might help us all get our priorities straight, improve our health,  simplify choices and ease our path to knowing that we are serving our body well.  We’ll know as we ‘feel it’ and  can experience the benefits.  

The first one below is Dr Weil, and a post from July 2010.  This respected holistic physician has it right and ‘ahead of time’  It’s big, but good.

https://smokinchoices.wordpress.com/2010/07/06/dr-weil-updating-fat-science/

Men’s Health Magazine does an article beautifully which delves into the FAT-SUGAR thing:

http://www.menshealth.co.uk/food-nutrition/the-truth-about-fat-and-sugar-is-finally-explained

And finally, it wouldn’t be complete without mentioning pioneering, courageous Donal O’Neill as he shared wth the world the results of his mission to alter his pre-disposition for genetic cardio-inherited heart disease which took the lives of the men of his clan – – all disciplined, trained athletes.  He wouldn’t accept that it couldn’t be done.  Took a couple of years, but the news and it’s proof set the athletic world on fire a few years ago and there has been no going-back from such success. We were blessed to view the “Cereal Killer” movie for a brief period. . . and other updates for a year or so as his research and methods were spread around globally.  Kinda ‘mind-blowing’.  Settled the question, once and for all for me.    Have done several posts on Donal – he’s one-of-kind, beautiful and spectacular all at once.  But WORDPRESS keeps taking down my images. . . even culling them out – back over the years.  (this crimps and pains the withering artist who inhabits my inner space. . . even now, as I have always worshiped at the alter of anything beautiful).  There was “Run on FAT, a letter to my.” . . June 13, 2015;    “Eat Good FAT,  look like Donal”  . . .March 1,2016;   “The Pioppi Protocol”. . .Oct 28, 2015;   And of course –  Cereal Killers”. . the first one (and I loved it) – seems lost, can’t find it? ? ?  One of the doctors Donal worked with is below – Dr Peter Bruckner;  bringing this forward as it pretty well describes the thrust of this movement – debunking the (LFHC)  Low Fat, High Carb way of eating,  and in one of the pages – A workable list of foods to eat and not to eat.  Hope it helps.  Jan

http://www.peterbrukner.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/All-you-need-to-know-about-LCHF1.pdf

April 3, 2017

Expert advice – “Confuses”

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jan Turner @ 4:59 am

Keep up with Medical norms

All of us must stay on our toes,  remain alert and use our gray matter in order to combat not only our toxic world pressing in on us, but also, consider deeply the less than wise advice we see and hear from our so-called “experts”. . .those who have not only studied these problems of health and nutrition – but usually have degrees to prove their smarts.   Maybe this whole fiasco is as much our fault for placing such high trust in so-called ‘authorities’  instead of what our experience and even our body tells us.  If we just trusted ourselves a little more and possibly — more discerning about what authorities tell us, I dunno.  

In my case, lacking such degrees or credentials,  I have used my body as my laboratory in conjunction with a good deal of  poking around, studying, evaluating.  By and large, I’ve done okay and feel blessed to have had the freedom and ability to do as I pleased.  It’s my body! and my health!. . . so I do my best to get it right.   But that’s not to say I haven’t messed up  a time or two  (One recently – I used my own urine on my hands skin as a commenter on somebody else’s blog had suggested. Seemed reasonable to me, so why not?  After more than a week, started to get what  looks like psoriasis and have been trying to repair my abused hands ever since.  Making slow progress, but I guess – serves me right!)  Hard to believe I did this to myself. May have to call on the Naked Chemist to help myself.  

So, in a sense, the following was gathered from the newspapers this weekend on trends and bits of advice for women in particular.  The first one while intriguing, was off-putting to me, so am not putting it up – – was on women eating their own after-birth placenta by steaming, frying with garlic or having it processed into pill form for ingestion.  This is an ancient, often practiced procedure in various parts of the world (including here) and its referred to as “placentophagy.” Sorry, it was too hard for me to digest.  (sic)  But the one below is obviously well-intentioned, meant to help and from those trained, educated to speak on such subjects.  This suggests the crazy world we live in wherein few ‘experts’ agree on anything, and are often totally out-of-step with either old truths (seemingly now forgotten),  or not up on latest scientific thinking.  

As luck would have it,  I chose to put it up and run my comments (if any) after each section (in blue, so you’ll be clued in as to who is opining).  As far as I can tell,  our ‘free-speech’ thing  is still permitted isn’t it?  Hard to tell these days with the state in Washington being what it is ?  ?  ?  Jan

 

First-Aid Kit | What women should keep at hand to stay healthy   

JoAnne Viviano

The Columbus Dispatch

When a woman gets sick, an entire household can fall apart, said Dr. Angela U. Tucker, clinical assistant professor of family medicine at Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center.   oSo it’s important for them to make sure they have what they need to stay well.

“We know that women are the driving force for health care in their family,” said Dr. Ngozi Osuagwu of OhioHealth Obstetrics and Gynecology Physicians in Hilliard. “If the woman is healthy and building her immune system, it affects the rest of the family.”

Tucker and Osuagwu offer these suggestions for what women should keep on hand to stay healthy:

Protein

With many people staying away from red meat and pork, Tucker recommends that women eat a good source of protein, whether it is from other meats or plant-based foods.    (Since so little is said here – hard to comment;   one might  hope for suggested percentages for optimum health and perhaps recommended inclusions such as cheeses, nuts and/or seeds or  fish (even sardines if $ is a problem).  Just stay clear of GMO’s (like Soy stuff which is mostly  genetically modified).

Fruits and vegetables

Keep a fruit basket on your counter and/or wash and package fruits and vegetables and place them at eye level in your refrigerator. That helps people grab those items first, Osuagwu said.

Some good choices include blueberries, which are high in antioxidants; apples, which can help with blood pressure; and bananas, which have a lot of fiber.        (Focus here is fruit.  Obesity and/or diabetes are HUGE issues now which requires limiting fruit – why?  SUGAR!  All fruits and veggies fall into the carb category.  Carbohydrate reduces to sugar in the body. Sugar messes with insulin.  Many of the vegetables have FAR LESS sugar and HUGELY more of the precious minerals and vitamins, enzymes which lead to health and superior nutrition.  Sugar is a killer. . .train taste-buds OFF IT!   The more Kale and  other cruciferous veggies are eaten – – the more the body is satisfied and the LESS cravings for sugar will be experienced.  FIBER is the biggie here – eat more greens in morning shakes;  for snacks and huge salads for lunch and dinner.  Budget made me give up most fruit that I love because fruits are so heavily sprayed with toxins (especially grapes and small berries).  So unless I can pay for organic, I do without.)

Cinnamon

The spice is good helping with glycemic control. Osuagwu heaps a tablespoon on her morning oatmeal. But choose Ceylon cinnamon, from Sri Lanka, over cassia cinnamon, which is high in coumarin and has been shown to cause liver problems in high doses.  (Amen to the Ceylon Cinnamon.  I use much cinnamon.  A favorite snack 4 me is sliced apple, sauteed gently in pastured butter topped with cinnamon > plated w/dollop of sour cream from pastured cows. . .yummy)

Garlic

It helps control blood pressure and cholesterol and can help with infections. But be careful not to take too much, especially before any surgery, because it can cause problems with blood clotting.    (Garlic is my most favorite addition to everything but my coffee. One can safely use 1 to 3 big toes daily, i.e. 600 mg to 1200 mg. . though I often use 5 -6 toes in my various concoctions daily.  My HBP is normal now, tho impossible for medicine to lower it for a decade or more.  Garlic will shorten your  cold and flu sieges and if used regularly – – probably won’t get colds if your D3 is also being taken daily. But it is also very protective against cancer)

Ginger

It helps limit nausea and vomiting. Osuagwu suggests it to pregnant women who experience morning sickness.  (Along w/garlic and Turmeric,  I use Ginger in my morning shake (no one believes all the stuff in my AM shakes).  Ginger  helps us in a thousand ways. It’s anti-inflammatory, aids the immune system, is a wonderful digestion aid, effective w/IBS. colic, bloating, flatulence, can nibble on a piece of ginger to offset car-sickness  or upset stomach.  For those with gallbladder stones, however – be aware that Ginger increases bile flow (which is a good thing for those with skin/acne problems, etc), but should speak w/your doc if have internal bleeding or those stones – need guidance or caution.)

Turmeric

This spice, used in Indian curries, has anti-inflammatory properties and helps alleviate pain, Osuagwu said.  (Curcumin is the active ingredient in Turmeric, and I use and take them both for my joints and bone [arthritis] and also my brain [Alzheimer’s] and/ or cognitive function.  It is anti-inflammatory; aids cardiac function,  cognitive function, helps with mood -balance and assists one’s skin.  What is not to like?  AM Shake gets 1/4 tsp curcumin plus rounded tsp of turmeric.  The curcumin also needs the addition of piperine[black  pepper concentrate] to hugely boost the curcumin’s capacity. This is a big one)

Vitamin C

Take it when you think you’re coming down with a cold, Osuagwu said.  (Humans are the exception in the animal kingdom re Vitamin C as we are the only ones who do not make C internally — we need to take it  daily for health.  Science says Vitamin C is the same as Ascorbic Acid.  Ascorbic Acid is only one component of the complex known as Vitamin C which is made by nature, and has other important components within it’s complex. Nature does not make C in high volume, won’t find it delivered higher than around 100 mg.  It isn’t needed.  But Ascorbic Acid can be bought in very high capacities – in the thousands.  Its  easy to mix in water and drink, but hard on the tummy to handle and the intestines rail as well – producing diarrhea. . .referred to as bowel tolerance. Which is better?  Judge for yourself.  Organic C is costly – $15 to $35 for an 8 oz jar – lasts a month or so, while Asc Acid around $20 for 6 months to  1 yr – big bag.  Both work. Choice thing.  We need it — be sure you’re taking C.)

Prunes

These can help with constipation, Osuagwu said, and recent studies have shown that they also can be good for the bones. ( I don’t have this and have only rarely experienced this problem.  Its your diet folks  1) not enough fiber (fruits and vegetables). . we need maybe 65% to 80% green leafy daily to be human and feel good.  or 2) perhaps you are taking pharmaceuticals or drugs which bollix things up and thats one of the costs.   Maybe you can take some more Ascorbic Acid . . . just kidding)      

 Ibuprofen

This can help ease the pain of menstrual cramping, Tucker said.  (Not a fan of OTC or Big PhRMA, so always gonna seek ‘holistic.’ Why not try some soothing GINGER TEA? or be sure to use monthly during the expected few days.  Or buy and keep powdered Curcumin powder (plus Piperine).  For isolated pains I take 1/4 tsp curcumin + 3 – 5 tiny scoops of piperine > few drops water and mash w/spoon til smooth, adding more drops of water as needed.  > I add some yogurt [scant spoon], mix and take – so good, want to  lick the bowl. No dopey feeling at all, just in a while, you feel better. No side effects,just nutritious and helpful

Stainless steel tongue scraper

Tongue scraping can help with digestion and bad breath. Dental problems, Osuagwu said, have been associated with heart disease and preterm delivery, so anything to improve oral hygiene is important.  (Eh!  Oral hygiene IS very important, but that means healthy clean –  – alkaline, not acid.  No anti-anything in the mouth.  Use sea-salt and/or baking powder  to dry brush with, then oral irrigation with baking soda [floss when and where necessary]  I do more [few more parts to my powder] and use a neem concoction to keep gums healthy and tight. . .[I’ve shared this stuff over and over thru the years]  My teeth are pretty good. Don’t make mouth sterile with any store-bought solution . . it works hand-in-hand with your gut- home of  your immune system, and needs natural, healthy flora to do that.

Water bottle

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. Especially if you are pregnant, Tucker said.  (We’d be dead w/o our water, and some of us are dying because of it.  Try for clean water.  I’v made my distilled water for almost 30 years now. It’s an extra chore, but  so worth it. Last couple I’ve bought I got from Ebay [refurbished, hey- ya do what works, right?]

Calcium

The mineral is helpful in bone health, but try to get it from food products, green leafy vegetables or fortified orange juice, Osuagwu said. (Nix the Juice, –  [loaded with sugar]. . . stick with the leafy greens.  Never take calcium in any form.  Few people anywhere have better bones than I have and I’ve never taken calcium.  Man is the only animal to consume milk beyond the infant stage.  We don’t need dairy for calcium.  All the huge animals of the world grow those huge bony frames off the grasses of the field – we do too. You might go back and try reading Cordain on a post “Paleo on Dairy”  [7 or 8 years ago].    (cancer  eye-opener)   

Women’s multivitamin

 In case you fall short of getting these in your foods, take a multivitamin for women that includes folic acid, which can help prevent certain fetal neurological problems and iron to help replace hemoglobin lost during menstruation.   (Not big on the recommendation to take iron, we need to get it from food.  Hate beets if you must – but learn to eat some beets often- even daily [organic of course – these are big on GMO lists now].  Can make borscht, or just buy canned julienne and put a few in salads – that’ll do it.  Most vitamins are made with synthetic crap unless buying top-drawer stuff, in which case ya might as well just buy organic to begin with.  Most manufacturers use minimal [almost useless quantities].  Ensure that you are digesting well so that you can utilize the nutrient you are laying out the big bucks for.   1/2 to 1 tsp of [Braggs] Cider Vinegar  in a little water 30″ or before your meals will give you a big shot on that score,  cheap and easy.)

Antibiotic cream

Think of it as a helper for moms who need to tend to the cuts and scrapes of little ones. One that includes pain reliever can be an added aid, Tucker said.    (Oh, my Gawd NO!  Colloidal Silver is one of the  most potent anti-everything, yet totally non-toxic and healthy enough to ingest on a daily basis, let alone put on gaping wounds, healing burn victims and/or scrapes and wounds of all kinds.  Doesn’t hurt or burn and kids aren’t afraid of it.   Been making my own about 20 some years now.  Raised my grand-daughters on it.  

Resistance band

Use a resistance band or another tool to help with exercising, Osuagwu said. Include four aspects in your workout: aerobics to get the heart pumping; strength training to help with bone and muscle strength; flexibility; and balance.   (Good advice.  Wish I could, but I don’t, sadly. Still use my mini-trampoline and not much walking now w/o Heidi )

A book and a tea bag

Women need to make sure they take care of themselves, too, Tucker said. Self-care, she said, can help prevent illnesses and keep women emotionally healthy.  (couldn’t agree more,  if we love and respect ourselves as we do others, we’ll take the time to show it, knowing that what goes around, comes around.  So our world is better, more beautiful and far more rewarding to all. One thing I’ve  learned to do which I dearly love from the ayurvedic practice is  the magnificent oil-massage called Abhyanga  following a bath or shower.   One of the benefits of it are that the practice increases production of oxytocin.  There are links online showing the use in practice if you wish to learn how for yourself.  

Essentially, use choice of oils [I enjoy Sesame, avocado, jojoba, etc.,.  alone or in combination}, warmed, using hands to massage from top to bottom of body. Move in direction toward heart;  up and down  strokes on long-bones of arms and legs, circular at joints, i.e. shoulder, elbows, knees and ankles and so on. Special attention to hands and feet (toes – individually massaged) as all organs have an ending point in the feet – which then affects then whole body.  Slowly massaging entire hand while rubbing/milking each finger.  Luxuriate in the warmth and comfort of the warm room, allowing the sensual, relaxing manipulation to fully engage your deepest sense of euphoric well-being and contentment. This is so transformative and loving that it can’t help but uplift the very essence of your world.  . . a lovely gift to self and those we love.  Jan

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jviviano@dispatch.com

@JoAnneViviano

March 26, 2017

Can Herpes be Comtrolled?

Hopefully, my “Last post” on Herpes

Searching through old files possibly 30 or more years old, I found this article in what appears to be some ripped-out pages from a kind of health oriented magazine (which I must have deemed useful, but never got back to).  On the back side of one of those articles was this one by a Dr Ward Dean on Herpes.  I probably had never heard of Herpes back then.  But judging by the rising tide this scourge has become– painfully afflicting so many.. . I find an insightful new relevance, and so,  am giving this to my readers now.  Don’t know how to get this to my blog (tho my phone knows how – I don’t know what to do).  So I’m gonna have to type it – old-fashioned stuff,  like me.    Of course I have dealt with both Herpes 1 (Shingles) and 2 (Genitalis), but the latter was so ineptly named  in one and only addressed in the comment section in the other. . (my labeling ability stinks). These were easily relieved by using Colloidal Silver (not cured), but magically relieved.  

As most will realize, I’m big on CS as it is the single greatest destroyer of any and all bacteria, fungus, germs – – period!  No toxic side effects.   Killed. Gone.  Don’t recall if I had also clearly spoken of taking it orally as well as topically applying it.  It’s safe to take daily for extended times or routinely as some folks do;  1/2 tsp daily for maintenance. . . (this too, covered often)

I read and mulled over this Dr Dean article and rationalized that it was right on to the best of my understanding.  His advocacy of A,  B-complex, C and E simply couldn’t be more appropriate.  And not because I am anti-PhRMA;  Ya gotta do what ya gotta do to survive, right?  But Acyclovir, is expensive,  ongoing,  doesn’t cure anything AND doesn’t do a good job.  Also, doesn’t work at all for many.  Had to find Adenosine monophosphate online to see why he recommended it– put a good link below for you to see for yourself.   Anything having to do with skin NEEDS Vit-A;  when our body has to fight anything, gotta have Vit-C; and of course Vit-E is needed for so many functions within the body including the bosses – (our BRAIN and HEART).  Further, with reference to Zinc. . . what a magical mineral this is for hair, nails and skin. Thinning or falling hair – gotta use it.   His ideas are a no-brainer, IMO.

Can Herpes be Controlled?

by:   Dr Ward Dean

Yes, says preventive oriented physician, Dr Ward Dean.  Dr Dean is a former U. S. Army Flight Surgeon and Diving Medical Officer.  He currently practices preventive and restorative medicine.

Q:  Dr. Dean, we’ve heard that genital herpes is incurable.  Is this correct?

A:  Yes and No.  It is true that once a person is infected with the herpes virus, he or she is essentially infected for life.  However, it is easy to control. Outbreaks can be eliminated altogether or shortened to last only one or two days.

I equate control of herpes to the control of scurvy.  Scurvy, as you know is caused by a vitamin C deficiency.  When one stops taking adequate vitamin C, scurvy recurs.  By providing proper nutritional, chemical, and in a few cases — drug support, herpes can be easily controlled.

Q:  How serious is herpes?

A:  For the most part herpes genitalis is a lot less serious than the mass media has led people to believe.  Its most severe side effect is the extremely rare risk of cancer to children born when the mother is having an acute outbreak.  At other times, it is merely an irritating nuisance that happens to occur in the genital area.

Q: What can be done about herpes?  Isn’t there a prescription drug that will help?

A:  Yes.  Acyclovir — both oral and topical — will help in some cases.  However, it is expensive, and usually becomes less effective with continual use.  In many people,  it is of no benefit

Q:  How much does your approach differ?  What do you use?

A:  In some cases, we do use Acyclovir.  However, I’ve found that for most patients, a combination of nutritional therapy using fairly high doses of vitamins  A,  B-Complex,  C,  E and the mineral Zinc, combined with a food preservative anti-oxidant, gives a much greater suppression of the lesions, and a dramatic reduction in the duration that the lesions are present.

Q:  Do you use anything else?

A:  Yes.  In the few cases that still “break through,” I use a combination of B-12 injections and a natural substance called adenosine monophosphate (AMP).   Vitamin B-12 is widely used in Europe for those  with herpes zoster or shingles,  and I’ve found it to be equally effective against herpes simplex or herpes genitalis.

Q:  What about the AMP?   What does that do?

A:  Adenosine monophosphate is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies.  It is a precursor of adenosine triphosphate — a substance that is essential for energizing our cells.  It is effective when used alone in herpes,  but is much more effective when combined with the B-12.

I’ve found that the AMP/B-12 combination gives many people a tremendous burst of energy and a sense of well-being — with no side-effects. Despite the increased energy,  patients report more restful sleep,  greater mental alertness,  and better ability to deal with stress.  Stress and fatigue are factors that contribute to outbreaks of herpes.

Dr Ward Dean
8760 Sunset Blvd                           (Keep in mind the probable age of this letter, if trying to reach him.
Los Angeles, 90069                            . . but, hey – Good Luck on that. Jan)
213/652-5731

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March 18, 2017

Rid PAIN, easy, non-toxic

So many forms and kinds of pain

For emotional pain – –  broken heart, loneliness, disappointment. . etc.,. EFT works great,  it works for anyone who is willing to try it.  A snap to understand and learn > boom, boom, you’re done.  Simple videos on Youtube are out there in huge numbers, easy to watch and do.    For general well being, increased energy, body harmony and especially, for taking on the bigger issues – there’s nothing quite like EDEN ENERGY Medicine as taught by Donna Eden and now practiced all over the world.  But this is very complex and IMO takes a good deal more effort and time to read, study and learn.  Also, It is beneficial to have others or a partner to work with if you really want to master it.  Need to be able to energy test and kinda hard to do on yourself.  I don’t have that. . .yet, it is one of the most helpful methods I’ve ever learned.  

But what I want to address in this post is not either one of those  (tho the ABC’s of EFT is in the pages up above and to the right),  and there are numerous posting from Donna Eden’s articles sent from her site.  (recent 11-27-16 -Help 2 Cope/survive)

Because of all the construction going on at the complex where I live starting last November. .(driving me crazy, and Heidi too in the months before she died),  there has been an unimaginable number of builders/workers in and out of my apartment.  All good people, smart, efficient, looked  healthy, but I have realized far too many of them are suffering and/or in pain.  So off I go with my song and dance in response to whatever is ailing them. But there is limited help for pain with toxic PhRMA, and many try to get off those meds, but life can be tuff when ya got stuff to do and much rides on getting it done.  Am I gonna share what I know to do for myself?. . .ya betcha.  

What I have observed is how much joint pain is out there.  And not just elders.  Sometimes the pain comes from some accident which when healed, doesn’t leave you ‘restored’ and one lives with the reminder.  Joint pain, and in fact, most of our chronic    diseases are emanating from the scourge known as inflammation.  Why is this such a universal curse?  Primarily, it comes from our diet,  our choices in what we eat.  (You could google Dr Berg on “Inflammation” if you’d like a full-on discussion). We must eat cleaner; give up SUGAR (hurts everything and is in everything).  Not speaking of only that 5# sack bought for baking and/or sweetening the foods we eat.  Realize  that some of our nicest vegetables and most fruits  classified as carbs, reduce to sugar  – –  they’re sure not fats,  meats,  dairy or nuts and seeds  (proteins)!  Body must receive, digest, process and utilize what ever we give it.  If our choices are not efficient, body function reflects it.  Its a bit more than avoiding GMO’s and all stuff  that’s synthetic.  Grains, sugar and dairy are huge stumbling blocks for most of us as we were raised on them . . and we love them.  At what cost?  Well diabetes and Alzheimer’s (diabetes type 3)  are two of the fastest growing diseases in America.

For a long time, I’v taken N.A.C. (a supplement) in my morning shake (1/8 tsp). .known to help with inflammation,  even tho  I DO eat clean and mostly organic.  While I do fairly well, I’v have had arthritis in hands, a knee now and then and a hip once in a while. . .so I know what that feels like.  Don’t like pain, and don’t fiddle around with it.  For occasional use as needed,  I put 1/4 tsp CURCUMIN in a dab of warm water, put 3 – 4 tiny little scoops of PIPERINE into it, mess it around mashing into paste; then add a spoonful of yogurt  – delicious!  Soon, no pain. no dopey feeling as this is non-toxic, natural stuff from the plant kingdom;  just happens to work beautifully.  Curcumin is the business end of TURMERIC (which everybody should add to their cooking arsenal). I use in sauces, soups and MORNING SHAKES. My arthritis needs ongoing help in colder months, so I put the curcumin and piperine in the AM shake now as well, rather than the occasional need during warmer months with the yogurt.  

These products are bought online at any of your choice of suppliers. . . Powder City is where I’v been buying many of my products, but this month they are going out of business   I use maybe 20 or more suppliers (Bulk Supplements, Hard Rhino,  Pure Bulk, so many), yet, I generally put in browser and make my selection based on personal standards and best price.  Gonna miss Powder City tho.        

Note:  PIPERINE is necessary to use with Curcumin as it magnifies the effectiveness up to 2000%. . just sayin’. . .

Well hope this helps those of you with pain.   Jan

March 8, 2017

Diarrhea or Food Poisoning

Too Much Poop, ‘never a good thing’

The remedy for this is quite simple, but if you don’t know what to do to help yourself at those rare times, it can be be a messy situation. . .and inopportune to be running to the pharmacist for some unknown remedy. Better to be prepared for life’s little surprises.   Over my many decades, I’ve had plenty of those unexpected events.  Can’t always count on your food being as healthful as you believe it is – – too many hands have been involved sometimes.  Or some great restaurant you generally trust.  Stuff happens. 

In my case,  the reason I started using this product was altogether different.  As a Heart patient, doctors kept pushing me to use more and greater dosages of Magnesium.  Perhaps my body couldn’t handle it well, but also, the type of Magnesium one uses can be wrong.   I dunno, this may have been 10 or 12 years ago. I was in a bad way, fading, getting more run down, was house-bound for a long time because I was tied to the bath room facilities.. Literally crapping myself to death and miserable.  My friend Ron Pellegrino in Chicago of Vital Nutrients, who was my go-to guy ( a kinda walking/talking medical encyclopedia) told me to get some BENTONITE CLAY.  He didn’t carry it or sell it, but told me where to get it and I sent for it.  It was a liter and kinda pricy IMO, I think around $28.00    But it has lasted me all these years.  (Came in an amber bottle and I always kept it domiciled in it’s box in the pantry away from light and oxygen deterioration.  

The end of 2016, I finally bought some powder and made my own, but only 1/2 liter was more than enough since I no longer have the previous problem with Magnesium  ( I take Magnesium L-Threonate now as it crosses the blood-brain barrier).  And as I’ve said, I seem to be handling my chronic diseases,   doing fine,  some have reversed, and some are reversing. It’s still a fun and challenging game I play. . . s’workin’. . . 

Following is a link to the product I bought and have been satisfied with it.  This powder is remarkable for its many attributes.  I’m not going into it, but instead recommend you go to the site and scroll down to a full description of its many benefits.  Below this link, also including Wellness Mama’s link (a lady I admire) and you will be amazed at all the uses to which she puts Bentonite Clay.  So do yourself a favor – have at it.  (Be sure you buy FOOD GRADE, since this is for internal use as well as many other great ideas)  I made a pint jar full using 2 C Distilled Water and 25 grams of Clay (2T).  I used a whisk, capped jar and shook it now and then. This stuff has enormous capacity to absorb into itself which is why it so good for ridding body of impurities.  If you get to understand it, you’ll love it.   Jan

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February 28, 2017

Posture should start @ birth

Respect Baby’s Rights and Freedom, too

Do you know how perfectly we are deigned?  Our body has a framework and functional ability that almost defies the imagination in it’s complexity,  Yet the same principles are at work with the human form as are found in the construction of the brick and mortar constructs.  Balance, support and utility.   S’ true.   Nor do we have to be educated for the purpose of learning how to “use” our body once we get one – – it’s built into us. . .it’s up to each of us to figure it out, on our own.  That is how it works. . .has always worked over our entire existence on the planet.  Until recent decades.. . see the bulleted sentences below.  

As a rather extreme version of ‘earth mother’  my interests frequently go out to the children of our world.  Precious all, they are our greatest treasures and deserve all the loving care, protection and consideration humanly possible.  Anything which harms our little ones turns me nuts.  GMO’s,  Mercury in certain dental fillings,  and of course — compulsory vaccinations against the good judgement of their parents (and a great many ‘honest’ physicians).  This is allowed because of GREED and CORRUPTION in Government which turns a blind eye because so many are sharing in the profit picture.  

Don’t worry, not going to rehash these same issues today.  Have a new one!   Well,  not so new. . . have written about the latest movement in Medicine today regarding babies, especially here in Ohio — we have a rotten mortality rate relative to so many deaths before reaching one year old.  So Baby on the Back in an empty crib is really being pushed.   No one has given the least thought to the welfare of the baby’s needs or this wouldn’t be such a high priority.  Attention to our huge poverty needs would be far more rational and welcome.  But what do I know?  Anyway, I’ve posted on this before a time or two.  I even showed a photo of my own son at 5 days old, sleeping soundly on his face, bum in air- – happy and very healthy.  Summer baby in California, so wasn’t wearing much;  hands and feet free to explore.   Sleeping on the face is not a bad thing — it is the correct thing!  

I had suggested people buy (or borrow from the library),  the book of Kathleen Porter called NATURAL POSTURE for Pain-Free Living. It is a remarkable, beautifully done, informative one-of-a-kind book which anyone would truly enjoy and be enriched by.   I happen to be one of the lucky ones who rather naturally just grew up in natural alignment.  Was never comfortable slumping or slouching.   Had unwelcome comments about my posture all my life from teachers, parents of friends, etc. .all of which made me uncomfortable — drew attention to something I didn’t even know I was doing.  Even in my 80’s, have had comments about posture – – go figure.  So maybe Mother put me to bed on my face too. In my 9th year of blogging, so I spend too much time at the computer, consequently, the round posture/slumping over. . . why I bought her book a year or so ago.  Crazy about it and have learned so much.  It is a staple in Sports-Medicine doctors practice,  very valuable help to one and all.  Please learn about this and help spread the word.  Her book goes into great detail with countless photos illustrating her valid points.  Much discussion  about babies and the confines they are being constricted to. Car seats, and all manner of holders which keep an infant restricted from moving around and learning how to use  his/her body and the devastating damage this does to the nervous systems and in fact – all it’s developing systems.  Graphs showing the rise of various illnesses with the increasing restrictions.  From the first moments of life, the baby is supposed to start its movements to acquaint with and learn how to use it’s brand new body.  But I fear that with America’s doctors pushing  Back-sleeping in bare crib, it’s gonna take a whole lot of discussion to accommodate our baby’s needs.  Kathleen can’t do it alone,  nor can I. . . just a simple blogger.  . . but with your help   who knows?              Jan

 

PRINCIPLES OF POSTURE

Kathleen Porter

When I teach these principles to people, I spend a lot of time laying the groundwork with a lot of information about how the skeleton actually is designed to hold us up. Because I feel that the more someone really understands the relationship of, say, the rib cage to the pelvis, the skull to the rib cage, and how they all relate to each other through the spine, and that the more someone understands their own internal skeleton, the more empowered they are to put these principles into practice and become their own best teacher.

Because the truth of the matter is this is not a quick fix; this is a process. It’s an unfolding process that requires a commitment. It requires a commitment to learn the information and to put it into practice. For that, the word “practice” is key, because you just have to keep practicing it over and over until it becomes more natural and more automatic. Now, you don’t want it to be totally automatic because, you know. I’m still working at it. I’m still a work in progress, because it is an anchor to being present as long as I pay attention to myself.

When I first learned this, I was pretty upset, because this information was so opposite from what I had been trained to do and teach as a yoga teacher. I wanted to know like, “How long is it going to take me?” It was sort of like asking how long before I can go unconscious again. One of the real silver linings of learning this is the fact that it is a pathway. It’s a touch tone to mindfulness, because it requires a willingness to be mindful in order to put it into practice. Mindfulness and alignment are kind of a hand on a glove that goes together. You really need them both to bring it back.

 I start by teaching people that we start with the pelvis. The pelvis is like the crown jewel. It literally sets the stage for everything above it. There’s the pelvis with the sacrum between the two sides of the pelvis and the back. At the top of the sacrum, there’s a little platform, the sacral platform, that the spine sits upon. If you change the position of the pelvis, you change the angle of that platform, you change the angle of the spine, and then there are all these adjustments that have to go on with muscles that have to compensate for the fact that the spine is no longer being a “mostly self-supporting structure.”

It helps if you think of the skeleton as an architectural or engineering design much like a building. I mean, buildings aren’t animated. They’re not alive. They don’t bend and move exactly the way people do, but structurally, the same principles apply, just like the same principles apply to all species. There are certain natural laws of physics that apply to everything, whether it’s living or inanimate.

  • And you know, this is a big issue for children starting from the day they are born. We tend to think that infants and babies, in their early weeks of life, are just little blobs, that they’re pretty helpless, and all they do is lie there. Nothing could be further from the truth. They really require opportunities to do a lot of movement right away.
  • In the same way that, at birth, a baby would never be born and then placed immediately on the mother’s body on their backs. They’re always turned belly to earth; in this case, the mother’s body being the representative of the earth. It’s against this surface that they can move. They’re driven by this… Movement is like the engine that builds the brain and develops the nervous system. A baby lying on a mother’s body, on a blanket, or something like that has to push down against the earth. Whatever surface they’re on is a representative of the earth. They have to push down on that in order to fire off the sensory and motor neurons that connect up to the brain.

I am quite confident – and I sure hope it happens soon – that when we really start looking at movement in this way, we will start to see that one of the things that’s contributing… And I say one of the things because I’m not suggesting it’s all about alignment. I think there are a lot of things contributing to the epidemic of problems in young children.

  • I think we have hardly even began to understand how many problems children are showing in neurological development that are the result of children being confined on their backs in strollers, car seats, and these little bucket carriers. Of course, they have to be in a car seat if they’re going to be in a car, a moving vehicle. But children’s lives often are just this one device after another where they are rarely put into this “belly to earth” kind of contact.

To expand on this a little bit more, there is this quality, this natural phenomenon, ground reaction force. You can experience it right now if you’re sitting or if you’re standing. You can just take your right foot and just start pushing it down into the floor. As you push your foot a little harder and a little harder, you’ll notice that it generates this action and these sensations in your leg. If you push down hard enough, you’ll feel there are sensations coming all the way up into your hip and beyond.

This is ground reaction force. It relates to Newton’s Third Law of Motion, which says that for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. If you wanted to, say, jump, you wouldn’t just jump, you’d crouch down, you’d generate this connection, and then you’d push off in order to jump. And if you wanted to jump higher, you’d crouch lower and push off harder. This is how our bodies are designed to work.

Sad dog and happy dog came about, because I was working with children in elementary schools and wanting to introduce them to these ideas. They get really embarrassed if you say words like “pelvis” or “pubic bone.” They start laughing and they can’t stop.

And so they get the sad dog idea, because a sad dog tucks its tail between its legs. If a human tucks its tail… In fact, for anybody wanting to try this right now, if you tuck your tail, you’ll feel how your spine starts to collapse down into your pelvis. And if you rotate your pelvis the other way, so that your pubic bone is down and your sit bones are wide and behind you, it’s sort of like you’re wagging your tail. That is much more. I mean, we could get into refinements, which will be difficult to do right now, but basically that is the pelvis. The happy dog pelvis is the pelvis that establishes the correct foundation for what comes above it.

The next thing that happens for a lot of people is a pattern of once they get their pelvis rotating forward, it often triggers – it’s not a natural pattern, but it’s one that a lot of people have adopted because it’s so culturally ingrained in us – chest up, shoulders back. This is very somewhat militaristic, but it’s also the way I was practicing and teaching yoga. It’s what is taught in a lot of dance programs and in a lot of athletics. It’s sort of this American way of opening up the front of the body, without realizing that when we do that, we close the back. We narrow and shorten the back.

What we really want to work toward doing is having the front and the back equally wide, equally long. Part of the process of learning how to do this is establishing the foundation, which is what you would do if you were building a building. In our case, we establish the foundation by “parking” the pelvis and then we build the structure from the ground up.

Now, I’m talking about sitting right now, but the pelvis also comes into play in the same way in standing. In my book, I have illustrations of how to move the pelvis like a church bell, so that it brings the legs into a vertical line, because that’s where our legs need to be. Most people’s legs are diagonal. You want to move your pelvis to the point. It’s the same place. Sitting and standing, the pelvis is the same position. That doesn’t change.

From there, you want to start to learn how to isolate the movement of your rib cage, so that you discover that, “Oh, my ribcage can actually move independent of my pelvis, and I can learn how to rotate my ribcage forward rather than lifting it.” When I lift up my chest, I’m actually tipping my ribcage back. If I drop my chest, which is almost un-American… If I drop my chest and my back comes up…

 Back to what I was saying before, it’s either the collapse or it’s the overcorrection that’s kind of moving through the middle and beyond. You could say that collapsing in the front is slouching, but lifting up the chest and arching the back is slouching in the other direction, because it has the same effect on the spine. It’s just which side of the spine are the intervertebral disks compressed? And it really helps when people remember that the spine is in the back.

 What we wanted to start doing is to develop this mindful awareness in our back, so that it’s much more subtle. Here’s a little exercise, which is kind of fun, that brings home this point and that also engages the core, which we haven’t talked much about, but which is really key. You could pretend that you’re holding a shawl right behind you, and you’re about to wrap the shawl around your shoulders. But just before the shawl comes into contact with your back, you move your back into the shawl.

In other words, your breastbone or your sternum slides backwards towards your back. And as you do that, you will feel an action through your abdomen. These are your core muscles, primarily your transversus abdominis (TVA) muscle coming into action. If you do that and then you kind of wiggle the back of your armpits up towards the ceiling, you will also feel your spine lengthening. You’re elongating your spine, like creating this sort of self-traction. This is one of the most essential basic movements that helps retrain the body back to where it started. Toddlers who have just learned how to stand and walk probably have as much core strength as they’re ever going to need.

I think this fixation that we have in our culture today about core strength, crunches, sit-ups, the six-pack abs, and all of this is a very genuine and sincere attempt to counteract this structural collapse that we don’t know how to address. We try to make all these strong muscles to kind of hold us up and hold us together, and now we’ve created this whole new image of what is attractive, sexy, and all of that, which is totally unnatural to the body, the way the human body is actually designed to be.

There is nothing wrong with strength and muscles. It just needs to be integrated throughout the entire body, so that you don’t have certain muscles that are overdeveloped, because anytime you have that, you’re going to have other muscles that are underdeveloped.

 Let’s put this in perspective. I didn’t learn about skeletal alignment until when I was almost 50 myself. I had gone from a real slumpy, slouchy person for the first three and a half or so decades of my life to this overcorrected stance where I was teaching yoga and stretching all the time, doing some strength training, and working out. Then eventually, in my late 40s, first hearing about skeletal alignment and getting interested, it didn’t happen overnight. I actually had to work very hard at it because I had so many patterns to undo and unwind in my body.

I totally transformed myself from somebody who was stiff and tight. I had to stretch all the time because my hamstrings were always returning to their tight configuration because I was a butt tucker. I was just setting this up. As I learned how to realign my bones, my muscles… I didn’t have to stretch. I didn’t have to do anything other than live a normally active life, and all the movements that I do are movements that reinforce natural movements.

As far as some exercises people can do, they’re not exercises in the sense of sitting down and doing specific kind of contrived exercises. They’re all exercises that focus on natural ways of moving. So, I would say bending is probably the absolute rock star of any kind of exercise that anybody can do, but you have to do it correctly. If you know how to bend like a baby… And there are instructions for this and images of this in my book.

Babies always bend with their butt out behind them. For instance, if you were to imagine that there were strings attached to each of your sit bones and there was a puppeteer standing behind you, all bending. I mean, even if I were to bend forward right now to get a pencil in front of me, bending is initiated by those sit bones being drawn back behind me. That’s what actually causes my pelvis to tip and my spine to just go along with the pelvis. Bending is not in the spine, either rounding the spine or arching the spine. The spine stays stable as the pelvis rotates over the heads of the femur bones in the thighs.

This is why it’s really important to understand how the structure actually works. Because then, you can just apply that information to helping you learn how to do this, and it becomes more, you know…automatically performed.

 So, bending. What bending does and accomplishes is that it… If you bend this way – and the knees have to bend at the same time – and the knees bend out, they aim toward the pinky toes. As you bend and your knees bend outward, the spine, as I say, goes along to the right, the leg muscles all get toned in a way that they’re supposed to be. So, it’s this integration of all the muscles between the hips and the feet. The arches get strengthened. This is so key. The feet are such a problem in so many people because so many people have pronated ankles and flattened arches. So, bending this way really helps to strengthen the muscles that lift and hold the arches up and engages the toes.

For a lot of us, toes are just these appendages that we don’t do anything with because they’re in shoes all the time or whatever. But our toes… If you look at the toes of young children, their toes are grabbing at the ground. They’re there for a reason. They’re there to help you balance. They’re there to help you propel yourself forward and to help distribute the weight that doesn’t come down through the heels. So, bending is huge because it reinforces how to initiate… Most movements involve some kind of bending whether it’s dance or sports. You’re bending all the time, and getting in and out of the chair

 I would say that the great majority of chronic pain in this country and in the developed, sort of technologically, advanced places in the world is posture-related. We just don’t know that yet. Posture is just one of the checks in the list of things that contribute to back pain. It should be at the very top of the list. It’s also the primary cause of the sort of legal drug addiction that is being driven by the medical community trying to support people with back pain and not knowing how to effectively do that.

What they all often say is, “Stand up straight and improve your posture.” But there is this cultural map that’s wrong. Unfortunately, it’s just straight up wrong as far as what we think is good posture in our modern world. It goes back again to the tuck the tailbone, suck in the belly, lift up the chest, and pull your shoulders back. This is almost like a mantra that everybody is taught. This is one of the reasons why posture is such a dirty word in people’s mind because not only does it remind you of your mother nagging at you.  But when you follow the instructions for what you think is good posture…It’s stressful.   It’s difficult.  It’s effortful. Posture, just the word, makes a lot of people nervous.

 You’ve got a musculoskeletal system, which is not just muscles but also bones. They’re both an integral and equal part of this system, yet we live in a muscle centric society. We rarely put any emphasis on the alignment of the bones. I mean, it’s just pretty much off the radar. Yet, the skeleton is the underlying framework for all of the body’s systems. That means, all the parts, all the organs, and all the blood vessels, which you can think of as little hoses and tubes, all the valves, you know… Everything.   All the nerve networks and glands, and everything. Everything that makes up a body has to fit within this skin.

One of the jobs of the skeleton is to provide the structural framework of support for all of these things. So, if you think of your body as a three-dimensional puzzle with a place for everything and everything in its place, and all of the systems are working sort of like the mechanics of the engine of a car. You know, there are all these little different spark plugs, carburetors, various hoses, and things like that that have to be in a particular arrangement for the car to function well or to even get out of the driveway.

Yet, our organs are often smashed together, distorted, pulled to, and just distorted in various ways because our skeleton is misplaced. If I am strengthening some muscles too much, the tightness, contraction, and the shortening of the fibers of those muscles will pull and hold my bones out of alignment. By the same token, if I have muscles that are too weak and stretched out, they won’t support the bones in that alignment.

It helps to know that because the muscles attached to the bones when the bones are where they belong, and this is one of these things that are pretty non-negotiable for human beings…. You may be taller than me. I may have larger bones than you in terms of… You know, they are larger bones (shorter but wider)… You know, there are a lot of variations, but the actual muscles and bones and the way they work as a system of pulleys and levers is the same for everybody.

If I change the position of my bones, then certain muscles are going to be too tight and certain muscles are going to be too long and stretched out. The beauty of what you were saying about taking your foot off the gas and everything just sort of working as it should and not constantly in this working mode is that when our bones are aligned, muscles become elastic. All the muscles in my body pretty much take on their intended configuration. When it’s time to move my arm, the muscles that move those levers, the bones in my arm come into my action, and then they don’t when they’re not… I take my foot off the gas when I don’t need those muscles anymore.

The main muscles that we have to pay attention to, that are working a lot of the time, are the deep postural muscles – the core muscles that stabilize our upright posture and make sitting, standing, walking, and everything we do okay because we’re tethered together with this wonderful, elastic core that’s not too tight and not too loose.

February 25, 2017

Why Colloidal Silver? . .let me count. .

Sharing Colloidal Silver (last time)

It is true that I am overly enthusiastic about some things. COLLOIDAL SILVER is one of them.  In all my years, I have praised this product as an almost end-all, be-all.  Didn’t know about it when I raised my son, but in helping to rear  his kids — my two grand-daughters whose mother became too ill to raise them, . . . well, CS got a good work out.  The kids love it because it doesn’t ‘hurt,’ and it can be used on everything.  Bizarre things,  seriously. . . everything. I bought it in Health food stores and it wasn’t cheap, but so good! Noticed from time to time the differing coloration in what I bought,  kinda bothered me.  Looked into making it myself and that turned out great –  big variety out there from battery operated (which didn’t appeal to me), I wanted a fine machine I could count on, with a few extra benefits like ‘strength’ control and a timer, etc. . .so could run from about $75 to a few hundred dollars.  Pays to shop around online or  try ebay.  Mine is a Silver – Gen SG6 and paid a little over $200 for it around the turn of the century. Happy with it.

I wouldn’t be without it – – the history of it’s usage goes back through the centuries in various forms. I have used it on so much and spoken of it always since I believe it to be so praise-worthy.  My wish is that every family could have a silver generator with it’s silver electrodes extending down into a pint (or so) jar for maybe an hour or four til the light goes  off.  Then cant into jars,  protecting it from light and oxygen in cupboards or bathroom cabinet (in my case – both). I use amber or blue bottles with either spray or dropper tops for easier usage;  and just pour the supply into jars and put little brown sacks around them for protection.  My silver is always white, clear and perfectly potent.  Have given it to family and friends for years.  I keep a spray-mist bottle of CS in bathroom for nose when it’s stuffy it clears it right away so ya can breathe.  Cleared a mysterious, frightening eye infection in my right eye the Ophthalmologist couldn’t fix by having me use  dangerous eye medicine  that cleared it up – but returned when it was done.   Remembered the Silver and tried a few drops couple times daily and was totally gone in 4 – 5 days!.  Another of family is gleefully clearing up a body full of moles from face, eye and torso.  Almost all gone.    But theres serious stuff like MRSA, you know – that scourge you get when going to a hospital, and they can’t seem to figure how to eliminate it.    But all that is covered in this paper work I had filed away years ago and was a bit leery of running it.                        (thank you dear friend Jim. . .I’m finally using it)

It was sent to me from a well-connected friend who knew of my interest, years ago.  He’s gone now, so can’t ask him if it was okay to run this. Its an accumulation of communications from one person to another.  I’v gone thru and tried to delete their names for the protection of them and possibly me.    At my age – what can they do to me — run me out of town?   So wade thru if you have the least desire, ya just might learn a few things – good to know.   Jan

 

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Subject: COLLOIDAL SILVER —- UPDATE [4-10-11]

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You were asking about Colloidal Silver.  FWIW here is a response from my friend Dr.

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Thanks for the article on Silver.  This is well done. At ……….. Colloidal Silver was our number two seller after Coral Calcium. I have many stories on what this product can and will do to heal the body. It really should not be called an Antibiotic, it is actually a Antibacterial product. I know because the FDA was going to lock my doors over this one back in 1998!
About a year ago all personell in combat today wore clothing with silver thread woven into it that you really can not see. If they are shot, hit by shrapnel , etc. when the cloth goes into the flesh it heals it rather than causing infection.  Wish I had thought of this one!
Also Colloidal Gold will remove the pain. We found if the two products were mixed together and misted on the burned area, not wet done, just a mist, it would heal much faster than applied as a liquid. They left out below that Colloidal Silver will also handle MRSA which is in almost every hospital today and antibiotics will not touch it in most cases. My son Lee recently had a round with MRSA and spraying the Colloidal Silver did the job. You can also inject about 2 cc into the leg, stomach, arm like a diabetic with a small needle about once a week it will take any infection out of the body. Likie a bladder infection, etc.
Your Friend,
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On Sat, Apr 9, 2011 . . . .  wrote:

Note: Sandy & I found a product with Colloidal Silver called OXYLIFE. (Stabilized Oxygen)  The silver was a byproduct–we were looking for food grade hydrogen peroxide and this product supplied the “equivalent,”  and also contained colloidal silver and aloe vera…  (look at the long list of ailments that Colloidal Silver helps in the article below)  I. . .

PEOPLE OF THE LIE: Colloidal Silver

By Patrick H. Bellringer

Colloidal silver (CS) is a natural antibiotic which has been used throughout the world for centuries as a means to destroy microbes of all kinds and to correct many health problems. It was removed from public use in the United States in the 1920’s and 1930’s by the medical profession in their move to purge natural health remedies from the marketplace. As late as August, 1998 the FDA ordered all colloidal silver removed from all U.S. Health Stores, but due to public outcry, that order has been temporarily relaxed. Today, the use of colloidal silver is spreading rapidly throughout the medical community in the healing of burn victims. Medical doctors have never denied the merits of silver in the form of silver nitrate as a bactericide. Silver nitrate is routinely used in drops put into a baby’s eyes at birth to prevent blindness from venereal disease.

Silver acts as a second immune system for humans by destroying bacteria and viruses of all kinds. It is toxic to bacteria, viruses, yeasts, fungi (molds), protozoa, and parasites in the egg stage. Therefore, CS will destroy staph and strep bacteria which are so common in today’s health problems. In the silver literature there are listings of over 650 diseases and health problems that silver in colloidal form will effect in very positive ways. The frequency of silver is higher than almost all of the known harmful crystal-headed viruses such as that of AIDS, Ebola, West Nile, and SARS and thus will destroy them. Usually these viruses are no problem to a person with a strong immune system and good nutrition. Those dying from these diseases today usually have neither of these.

A colloid is a substance of ultramicroscopic particles. Colloidal silver is nothing more than very tiny particles of pure silver suspended in distilled water through the process of electrolysis. The smaller the particles in CS the better the body can assimilate them. Colloidal silver is odorless, tasteless and has no known negative reaction to any medication, health problem, diet, or artificial alteration to the human body. It is considered, along with gold and titanium, to be Creator God’s natural antibiotic provided for the good health of the people of planet Earth. Gold has a higher frequency then silver, while the frequency of titanium is higher than gold. Nothing on planet Earth in microbe form can survive the frequencies of colloidal titanium and colloidal gold, while colloidal silver will destroy nearly all of them.

Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark has done extensive research and application in the field of holistic health. She has published her works in various books and newsletters. For further information on colloidal silver, I am drawing from an edited copy of one of Dr. Clark’s Newsletters on the subject.

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“What Do We Know About Colloidal Silver?” Edited By: Christine Doyle

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This article was taken, shortened and altered, from the Dr. Clark Newsletter for practitioners, ‘Finding the Way’, by courtesy of the editor, Clinical Nutritionist and practitioner, Christine Doyle, PO Box 33, Carmarthen SA33 6YE, UK, Tel/Fax +44-1994-484 682.

The 1994 issue of “Newsweek” featured a six page article, “Antibiotics, The End of Miracle Drugs?” as the cover story. “The rise of drug-resistant germs is unparalleled in recorded history”, according to the article. “Penicillin and tetracycline lost their power over staph back in the 1950’s and 60’s. Another antibiotic, methicillin, provided a backup for a while, but methicillin-resistant staph is now common in hospitals and nursing homes worldwide. Trying to cripple bacteria’s defenses will not do much more than buy us five to ten years. A better strategy might be to abandon antibiotics altogether in favor of different kinds of drugs.” Not a very pretty picture: bacteria have a tremendous ability to adapt to substances. They can and do mutate to overcome antibiotics. When the antibiotics destroy the bacteria which are susceptible to them, they can clear the way for resistant bacteria to move in uninhibited.

Still another problem that has plagued the medical profession from the beginning with modern antibiotics has been that beneficial bacteria and organisms play various important, natural functions in the body. Antibiotics often play havoc with some of the friendly organisms, producing long lasting side effects that may be difficult to correct.

One reason that the antibiotics have been so popular in the medical field is due to the fact that they can be patented. Therefore, the pharmaceutical companies find it financially worthwhile to keep the doctors educated in their medicines, while other products go unnoticed. Silver, on the other hand, is not patentable and there are no huge profits in it, so it is not worth heavy promotion. The high-priced products run over the low cost products, simply because of profitability. All of this is happening at the same time that disease bacteria are developing immunity to antibiotics all over the world. The medical profession is alarmed.

Science Digest suggested an answer to all of these catastrophic problems back in March of 1978 in an article titled “Our Mightiest Germ Fighter”. This article by Jim Powell stated: “Thanks to eye-opening research, silver is emerging as a wonder of modern medicine. An antibiotic kills perhaps a half-dozen different disease organisms, but silver kills some 650. Resistant strains fail to develop. Moreover, silver is virtually non-toxic.”

Silver has been known to be a bactericide for at least 1200 years. Even in ancient times, it was known to prevent disease, and it was said that disease could not be transmitted in drinking from a silver cup. Silver coins were commonly dropped into a jar to prevent the spoilage of milk and other drink, and silver containers were used to prolong the freshness of foods in general. Wealthy people used to feed their babies with a silver spoon, which was considered to be a cause of strong healthy growth. Even today, some commonly call all tableware “silverware” although it is more commonly stainless steel. In the 1920’s, 30’s and 40’s, silver was ground very fine like flour, suspended in water and was used orally for many infections and disease conditions, topically on burns, and for fungal infections. Until almost 1970 it was common for scientists to put a silver dime in a Petri dish to sterilize the dish. Silver was long used for plates for the surgical repair of bones. After the development of the patented antibiotics, silver was forgotten in the United States and most other places, although the antibiotics are only effective against bacteria, not viruses, yeast, or fungi. Now, with the greatly improved modern colloids, the tables are turning and silver may be the most effective treatment of all.

What exactly is Colloidal Silver (CS)?

Simply put, colloids are extremely minute silver particles suspended in water, with a positive electrical charge. The smaller the silver particles, the more effective CS has proven to be. The best Colloidal Silver is produced at the molecular level. A small DC current is passed through an electrolyte (distilled water) with silver electrodes. Minute, molecular sized particles are drawn off the positive electrode, having a positive electrical charge. This electrical charge is of primary importance to healing and antibacterial qualities. The charge slowly dissipates, especially when exposed to light, and therefore, the freshness of the colloid is important.

In “Colloidal Silver”, a booklet produced by the Association for Colloidal Research, it is reported that: “Medical Journal Reports and documented studies spanning 100 years indicate no known side effects from oral or IV administration of properly manufactured Colloidal Silver in animal or human testing. There has never been a reported reaction with Colloidal Silver to any prescription medication.”

The evidence appears to support the theory that Colloidal Silver is highly effective against all strains of pathogenic bacteria, while any one antibiotic is only effective against a few certain bacterial strains. Furthermore, antibiotics have never been effective against viruses, yeast or fungi. Yet, researchers are telling us that Colloidal Silver has produced phenomenal results in tissue healing and reconstruction, as well as reducing scar tissue in clinical tests. Severe cuts and wounds have healed in much less time. Laboratory tests have shown CS to kill over 650 destructive bacteria, viruses and fungi within minutes of contact.

UCLA ran some tests on Colloidal Silver and their report states: “The silver solutions were antibacterial for Streptococcus pyogenes, Staphylococcus aureus, Neisseria gonorrhea, Gardnerella Vaginalis, Salmonella Typhi, and other enteric pathogens, fungicidal for Candida albicans, Candida globata, and M. furfur, and it killed every virus that was tested in the lab”.

Other voices:

Dr. Hirschberg, John Hopkins: “…remarkable for their beneficial action in infective states”. Dr. Henry Cooks: “I know of no microbe that is not killed in laboratory tests within six minutes”. Dr. Gary Smith: “When silver was present the cancer cell was de-differentiated and the body was restored”.

Certain bacteria are essential to healthy body function. Several researchers claim Colloidal Silver only attacks the unfriendly pathogens and will not harm the friendly ones, but one must wonder how it can possibly differentiate. The explanation is that the friendly bacteria are aerobic, while unfriendly bacteria are anaerobic. (Editor’s note:  There are helpful and harmful bacteria that live in anerobic and aerobic conditions.)  Silver does not attack bacteria directly, but rather decomposes certain enzymes the anaerobic bacteria, viruses, yeast, and molds require. The silver acts as a catalyst and is not consumed in the process. It is probable that this indirect action is also the reason bacteria cannot develop a resistance to silver, as they do to antibiotics.

Some researchers do tell us, however, that in prolonged, very heavy doses, some silver compounds will leave gray deposits in the heavier skin folds such as the knuckles. This condition is known as “Argyria”. The only problem to these deposits is said to be the cosmetic appearance and the condition is said to be rare. Some experts say this condition has never been known to occur from silver in the colloidal state. Other experts do, however, warn that this might be a problem with extremely high, prolonged dosages (such as drinking many quarts of CS per day over months of time). The very small particle size in the Colloidal Silver would seem to make this possibility remote. Argyria is correctable with laser treatment, like a tattoo. (It should be noted that there has been only one case of Argyria reported in the world in the last 100 years.)

Medical Uses

In the 1970’s Dr. Carl Moyer, Chairman of Washington University’s Department of Surgery, received a grant to develop better treatments for burn victims. Dr. Harry Margraf worked with Dr. Moyer and other surgeons, a chief biochemist on this project. They tested 22 antiseptic compounds and rejected all of them. The problem was that infections in burns often failed to respond to antibiotics. Most antiseptics actually destroy the delicate healing tissues in severe burns and were very painful. The greatest problem was the bacterium Pseudomonas acruginose, which is particularly infectious to burns and fails to respond to all common antibiotics.

In his research into medical history, Dr. Margraf found numerous references to silver as an antimicrobial agent. Dr. Margraf therefore tried silver nitrate, the same solution used in newborn babies’ eyes at birth to prevent blindness from venereal disease. It worked! However, he found it disturbed the balance of body salts, stained everything it touched, and in high concentrations was corrosive and painful. After further study he found that all of these problems were solved by Colloidal Silver. With Colloidal Silver as the base, he then developed a salve that has been extremely effective in treating the infections and healing in serious burns. Colloidal Silver is now routinely used for severe burn victims, resulting in a large reduction of scarring and a heavy reduction of deaths for extensive severe burns.

The article in Science Digest, March, 1978, relates: “A speeding car overturned and burst into flames. The 18-year-old driver suffered burns all over his face, neck, arms, hands, back, stomach, and legs. Burns covered more than 80 percent of his body. Until recently, this would have been a death sentence. Doctors knew how to restore vital body fluids and salts, but had no way to fight infection, the primary cause of death in burn cases. Fortunately, for this youth, a new silver compound killed deadly bacteria and enabled him to heal. He was out of the hospital within four months.”

Another line of research that has led to this change of thinking is described in the best seller: “The Body Electric”, in which Robert O. Becker, leading research scientist in the field of bone regeneration, states: “The germ killing action of silver has been known for some time. The Soviets use silver ions to sterilize recycled water aboard their space stations. It kills even antibiotic-resistant strains, and also works on fungus infections.” He goes on to say: “It stimulates bone-forming cells, cures the most common stubborn infections of all kinds of bacteria, and stimulates healing in the skin and other soft tissues.”

Certainly that is a broad statement, but Dr. Becker further relates a fascinating story which would seem to substantiate his belief. A man’s broken right tibia and fibula refused to bond and the skin refused to heal over a large area of the leg for a year and a half. The leg was infected with five kinds of bacteria, all of which refused to respond to antibiotics. As a last resort before amputation, Dr. Becker treated the condition with silver charged with a very minute electrical current. This produced silver ions in the bone area and at the surface area. “I debrided (cleaned) the wound, removing the dead tissue and all grossly infected or dead bone. There wasn’t much left afterward. It was an enormous excavation running almost from his knee to his ankle. In the operating room, we soaked a big piece of silver nylon in saline solution and laid it over the wound. We packed the fabric in place with saline-soaked gauze, wrapped the leg, and connected the battery unit.”

“About two weeks later”, Dr. Becker tells us, “all of our bacterial cultures were sterile — all five kinds had been killed. The soft healing tissue, called granulation tissue, was spreading out and covering the bone. In two weeks the whole base of the wound, which had been over eight square inches of raw bone, was covered with this friendly pink carpet. The skin was beginning to grow in, too, so we could forget about the grafts we thought we’d need to do. I decided to take an X-ray to see how much bone he’d lost.” He was expecting the bone to start withdrawing before the knitting process began. “I could hardly believe the picture. There was clearly some bone growth! I removed the cast, felt the leg, and found that the pieces were all stuck together. John watched, and when I was done, he lifted his leg into the air triumphantly.”

After extensive experiments along these lines, Dr. Becker concluded: “Cells exposed to positive silver ions profoundly stimulate healing in a way unlike any known natural process. Whatever its precise mode of action may be, the electrically generated silver ion can produce enough cells for blastomas; it has restored my belief that full regeneration of limbs and other body parts can be accomplished in humans.”

Dr. Becker’s experiments seem to show that Colloidal Silver not only kills the pathogens, but also produces dramatic healing of tissue such as his statement of the skin growth on the leg quoted above. The silver ion produces some cells with no differentiation. These cells can turn into any cell that is needed. Only these de-differentiated cells can be used to create the cells necessary to replace destroyed cells such as in a wound or rebuild missing tissue. It seems to be for this reasoning that Colloidal Silver heals injuries without scarring, or at last greatly reduces scarring, while greatly accelerating the reconstruction or general healing of wounds. Scar tissue develops when de-differentiated cells are in short supply. Therefore it would seem, from the evidence at hand, that CS could reduce or prevent internal scarring and promote internal healing after surgery.

Other medical uses:

In “Report: Colloidal Silver, Health Consciousness, Vol. 15, No. 4”, it is stated “Silver aids the developing fetus in growth, health, and eases the delivery and recovery.” Hospitals routinely use it in new-born infants’ eyes to prevent ‘infection caused’ blindness. Silver seems to be even more promising against AIDS, and there seems to be no doubt that silver supports the T-cells in their fight against foreign organisms in the blood. It virtually forms a second immune system, actually protecting and defending T-cells. It is strongly suggested by research scientists such as Dr. Gary Smith and others that silver ions are essential to the immune system. Marvin Robey, has personally used a strong dose of Colloidal Silver (4 oz. of 500 parts per million) for a ‘cold’ in its early stages. It provided relief in two hours and cured the cold completely in about 24 hours. Others say that it quickly cures their colds in more advanced stages.

Physiological information about CS

The body’s ability to process the tiny atoms of Colloidal Silver makes silver build-up in the body impossible. The Environmental Protection Agency’s Poison Control Center reports a ‘no toxicity’ listing for CS. If particles are small enough you can even drink arsenic! Examining a bottle of colloidal minerals from a local health store you may notice nickel, arsenic and lead among the trace minerals on the ingredients list.

CS is the only form of silver that can be used safely as a supplement. It is absorbed into the tissues at a slow enough rate that is not irritating to tissues, unlike silver nitrate which reacts violently with tissues because of its caustic action.

The body has a vital need for silver to produce new healthy cells. Since our blood is also a colloid, the harmonious way the colloids enter the body may well make Colloidal Silver the safest medicine on earth

Dr. Robert O. Becker, MD, says that a deficiency of silver in the diet contributes to disease. In fact he found that those with low levels of silver in their body had frequent colds, flu, and sicknesses. He feels that a silver deficiency can be the cause of improper functioning of the immune system.

“Used in the space shuttle”

When will we see silver in our everyday life for non-medical use? It seems it is already more prominent in our lives than most people realize. In Health Consciousness, Vol. 15, No. 4, Pg. 5 we read: “In the former Soviet Union, silver is used to sterilize recycled water aboard space shuttles. NASA has also selected a silver/water system for its space shuttle. Internationally, many airlines use silver water filters to guarantee passenger safety against water-borne diseases such as dysentery. The Swiss government has approved use of such silver water filters in homes and offices. In the U.S some city municipalities use silver in the treatment of sewage. Silver works so well in purifying water that it is sometimes used to purify swimming pool water. It does not sting the eyes as chlorine does, and it does kill mosquito larva. An experiment conducted in Nebraska demonstrates its effectiveness. Fifty gallons of raw sewage were pumped into a pool without any disinfectant. A standard measure of contamination is the count of E. coli, a bacteria organism found in the intestinal tract. The count soared to 7000 E. coli cells per milliliter of water. When the water was exposed to silver electrodes, within three hours it was completely free of E. coli.”

How you can use Colloidal Silver

Add CS to drinking water when on holiday or camping. Sterilize anything from tooth brushes to surgical instruments, spray on garbage to prevent decay odors, disinfect dish cloths, cutting boards; add when canning, preserving or bottling fruits and vegetables; spray in shoes and between toes to kill fungus; disinfect bath water, use as gargle, douche, colon irrigation, nasal spray; drop onto bandages and plasters to hasten healing time; soak dentures; spray refrigerator, freezer, food storage containers to stop mildew, mold, wood rot, fungi. Use to spray pet’s bedding; use in cleaning and mopping solutions. Spray on the top of open jam jars and food lids before closing to prevent mold. Spray air ducts; use in the final washing machine rinse cycle, and dishwashers. Spray around plant roots to stop rot; spray foliage to remove aphids and mold; use inside gloves and under fingernails, rinse fruit and vegetables, use in shampoos and rinsing water; spray pets and use in pet drinking water; spray carpets, wipe telephone mouthpieces, headphones, hearing aids; spray mattresses and allow to dry to kill dust mites; clean combs and glasses. Apply to baby for diaper rash and spray inside of diapers. Clean bathrooms, kitchens, floors, underwear, pillowcases, etc., etc. (highlight added by me)

Swishing the solution briefly under the tongue before swallowing ensures faster absorption and destroys mouth bacteria. In several days CS will have accumulated in the tissues sufficiently for benefits to begin. It is eliminated via the kidneys, lymph and bowel within three weeks.

CS is painless on cuts and abrasions, in open wounds, in the nostrils for sinus stuffy nose and even in babies eyes, because unlike antiseptics it does not destroy tissue cells. Inside the body silver forms no toxic features. It cannot react or interfere with any other medication being taken.

Dr. Hulda Clark feels that sufficient CS is ingested from cleaning the teeth. Perhaps more is needed in certain conditions. Other doctors suggest one or two teaspoons daily. There is no limit for external use. In general, modern Colloidal Silver is of much better quality than it was in the 1930’s and 40’s due to modern knowledge of how to produce it. Still better news is that you can produce the Colloidal Silver of the finest quality yourself for pennies a bottle. This way, you know it is fresh and you have a better idea of the concentration and quality.

When current is applied to silver in solution the particles that break off will always be the same size: 1.26 angstroms (.000126 microns). This is so small that its nearest rival is an atom. Very simple, inexpensive, easily used and maintainable equipment is now available by several manufacturers to make your own Colloidal Silver of the finest quality, absolutely fresh. To purchase ready made CS is highly expensive. To make it for yourself via a little machine costs only cents. Important: Dr. Clark’s comments regarding CS: “The purity of the silver is an important issue. The manufacturer of the silver should divulge this. Use only 99.99% pure silver.

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Medical applications of Colloidal Silver

Acne,  Dandruff,  Lyme Disease,   Septic conditions (of eyes, ears, mouth & throat),   AIDS,  Dermatitis,    Lymphagitis,   Septicemia,  Allergies,   Diabetes,   Malaria,   Shingles,  Appendicitis,   Diphtheria,   Meningitis,   Skin cancer,   Arthritis,  Dysentery,  Moles,  Skin rashes,   Athlete’s Foot,  Ear infections,   Neurasthenia,   Sore Throat,  MRSA,  Bacteria, all forms,  Ebola,   Parasitic infections,  Staph infections,   Bladder infection,    Eczema,   Pavo virus,  Stomach flu,  Bleeding gums,  Encephalitis,  Plant viruses & fungi,   Stomach ulcer,  Blepharitis,  Fibrositis,   Pleurisy,  Strep infection,   Blood Parasites,   Flu,   Pneumonia (viral, fungal & bacterial),   Syphilis,  Blood poisoning,   Furunculosis,   Prostate,   Thrush (yeast infection),   Boils,   Gastritis,   Pruritis,   Cancer,   Thyroid,  Bubonic Plague,   Gingivitis,    Psoriasis,    Tonsillitis,   Burns,   Gonorrhea,   Purulent Ophthalmia,   Tooth decay (neutralize),  Halitosis,   Pyorrhea,   Toxemia,    Candida, (yeast infection),   Hay Fever,   Quinsy,   Trachoma,   Canine parovirus,    Hemorrhoids,    Rheumatism,   Trench foot,   Canker Sore,  Hepatitis,   Rhinitis,   Tuberculosis,   Chilblains,   Herpes,   Ringworm,    Ulcerated Stomach (ulcers),  Cholera,  Impetigo,   Rosacea,   Venereal diseases,   Chronic fatigue,   Indigestion,   SARS,   Virus, all forms,   Keratitis,   Scabies,   Warts,  Colitis,   Leprosy,   Scarlet Fever,   West Nile Virus,    Scarletina,              Conjunctivitis,  Leukemia,   Whooping Cough,   Cystitis,    Lupus,   Seborrhea,   Yeast infection.

You can make your own colloidal silver with a CS generator far more cheaply than purchasing the CS from a health store at $10 per ounce. CS generators for home use are made by various companies listed on the internet. I purchased the CS generator that I use from HYPERLINK “http://www.robeysilver.com/” \t “_blank” http://www.robeysilver.com. I recommend the home generator deluxe model at a cost of $249.95(Sale $200.00). because it has an automatic shut-off control and a parts per million (ppm) control dial.

The automatic shut-off control allows one to use a larger glass container such as a quart or two quart jar to make larger amounts of colloidal silver. The machine will shut off when the solution reaches the ppm set on the ppm control dial, usually in about one hour. One word of caution is that colloidal solutions using electrolysis must be made with only distilled water. Any other water contains minerals which will render the passing of an electric current through it ineffective for making a colloidal solution. (I use distilled water, but remove the carbon filter that I sometimes use -for taste – MUST DO) Jan

The human body utilizes colloidal silver at the rate of three to five ppm. Higher concentrations of silver are not harmful in any way but they do not kill internal microbes more effectively. For a topical application of CS a silver concentration of 60 ppm or higher is needed. AT this level CS is effective as an after-shave, deodorant, mouth wash, for gargling and for burns, cuts, insect bites and other skin irritations.

On a side note the early pioneers of the U.S. “Old West” would put a silver dollar into a bucket of fresh milk and keep it from spoiling without refrigeration for two to three days. They also used true silverware and silver dishes which aided their health. Also, for many centuries the Royal Families of the world have been called “Blue Bloods” because of the high silver content in their blood. They stored their food in silver dishes, ate from silver plates and cups, and used true silverware. They had no modern medicine and medical doctors but remained healthy. The “commoners” could not afford silver utensils and were usually sick.

For many years my family and I have used colloidal silver with great success. We recommend one-fourth to one-half cup of colloidal silver a day as a maintenance program, if you are able to make your own CS. CS can be put into your drinking water and used throughout the day or taken at meal times to keep your body constantly supplied. Over time light will reduce the positive charge on the silver ion, causing it to precipitate from suspension. The silver will then adhere to the walls of the container and render it unusable. This problem is corrected by storing CS in amber colored glass bottles. This gives it an indefinite shelf life.

Colloidal gold (CG) is nearly unavailable in U.S. health stores today, as are CG generators on the internet. The price of gold makes buying CG very expensive. The U.S. Government has effectively prohibited the manufacturing of CG generators, but one source is found at  HYPERLINK “http://www.biophysica.com/” \t “_blank” http://www.biophysica.com. Colloidal titanium and colloidal titanium generators are nearly impossible to find in the marketplace.

The big lie is that all healing can only happen through the medicines, drugs, medical techniques and expertise of the medical community. Medical doctors are honored as the God’s of Healing and are paid accordingly. Behind the scenes the pharmaceutical companies control all. They fund the medical research grants at the universities to control the results, and they bribe the medical doctors to utilize their drugs and techniques by allowing the doctors to become stockholders in their pharmaceutical companies. This is all done at the expense of those who suffer from illness, and many, who are ill, have become so from the medications and techniques of the medical community.

Colloidal silver is kept secret by the pharmaceutical industry for two very important reasons. The first reason, of course, is that the effectiveness and availability of CS would severely cut into the profits the drug companies make today on all the various antibiotics, flue, and cold remedies. The second reason is that CS can not be patented. The Food and Drug Administration has classified CS as a pre 1938 drug, which makes it exempt from current patent laws. If a product cannot be patented and a monopoly held on it in the marketplace, it cannot demand a high price. Therefore, CS is worthless to the pharmaceutical profiteers. In fact they are fearful that colloidal silver may return to public use and have worked hard to keep it hidden.

Is it any wonder that colloidal silver which can stop viruses such as West Nile, AIDS, Ebola, Bubonic plague, and SARS, is kept hidden from public use? Something so inexpensive, so easy to make, and so accessible to the public as colloidal silver would cause so much good health as to wipe out whole sections of the pharmaceuticals in thousands of hospitals and drug stores. Such is the trillion dollar drug lie. Can you imagine a world without harmful molds and bacteria? Can you imagine a world without the common cold, without AIDS, without the “flu”, without venereal disease, without SARS? That is the world of colloidal silver. We certainly are people of the Lie!

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