Hundreds of Harmful Chemicals Are Likely in Your Tap Water

Chemicals in drinking water

EWG analyzed data from U.S. agencies and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on drinking water tests conducted from 2010 to 2015. The tests came from nearly 50,000 water utilities in 50 states and tested for 500 different contaminants. In all, 267 were detected, including:

  • 93 linked to an increased risk of cancer
  • 78 associated with brain and nervous system damage
  • 63 connected to developmental harm to children or fetuses
  • 38 that may cause fertility problems
  • 45 linked to hormonal disruption

EWG’s analysis revealed many alarming trends, like the fact that nearly 19,000 public water systems detected lead at levels above 3.8 parts per billion, which would put a formula-fed baby at risk of elevated blood lead levels. Other chemicals of concern include chromium-6, an industrial chemical that’s not regulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act but is found in drinking water supplies in all 50 states at levels above those that may pose a cancer risk.

The industrial solvent 1,4-dioxane was also widely detected at levels above what the EPA says could pose a cancer risk, as were nitrates, stemming from industrial agriculture, also at levels above that which might pose a cancer risk. According to EWG:

“The vast majority of the nation’s drinking water supplies get a passing grade from federal and state regulatory agencies. However, many of the 250-plus contaminants detected through water sampling and testing are at levels that are perfectly legal under the Safe Drinking Water Act or state regulations, but well above levels authoritative scientific studies have found to pose health risks.

What’s more, the Environmental Protection Agency has not added a new contaminant to the list of regulated drinking water pollutants in more than 20 years. This inexcusable failure of the federal government’s responsibility to protect public health means there are no legal limits for the more than 160 unregulated contaminants the tests detected in the nation’s tap water.”

One Patient’s Experience….No Chemo, No Radation

Tulsa, Oklahoma– Meet Ryan Luelf, a 35 year old father of three, who a little over a year ago was diagnosed with Stage 4 B-Cell non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

It all started with a string of mind shattering headaches, Ryan says, followed by swollen lymph nodes and horrible night sweats that made life unbearable.

Nevertheless, Ryan “toughed” it out, like he always did, attributing the symptoms to perhaps a virus.

4 months would pass until he would seek medical advice.

On 9/16/2015 the headaches became so unbearable that Ryan was crippled with pain and nothing would bring relief. Upon a friend’s persistence Ryan began medical evaluation and MRIs of the brain, neck and abdomen.

The scans revealed “a bunch of lymph nodes lighting up all over the place in the neck and abdomen MRIs”

Ryan had Stage 4 B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and he was devastated.

Who would be there to take care of his wife? (sweet hearts since high school)

Who would be there to take care of his children?

Who would be there to provide for his family spiritually?

Refusing this death sentence, Ryan knew that things had to change.

Chemotherapy was always out of the question for him, and Ryan would not bet his life on what he refers to as “false treatments that have not worked for a hundred years”. In fact, Ryan’s own doctor stated that he had a higher chance of dying from chemotherapy than the lymphoma in the next 6 months.

Immediately he mapped out a holistic cancer survival strategy that he could implement right away.

He would be there for wife.

He would be there for his kids.

He would be there to provide for his family spiritually.

As Ryan says, “Cancer picked on the wrong dude.”

Fast Food Junkie Gets His Nutrition In Order

The first thing the Ryan changed was his eating habits. A lifelong fast food junkie, who survived of a steady diet of hamburger, french fries, hot dogs, cheese pizza, tacos, sweet tea, and sugar…never touching a vegetable.

All that was out the window and Ryan and his wife, Caroline, vigorously began researching the impact diet would have on his diagnosis.

Ryan’s research led him to investigate the power of the Gerson Therapy. An all natural protocol developed my Dr. Max Gerson in that utilizes an organic, plant-based diet, with raw juices, coffee enemas to strengthen the immune system and re-ignite the body’s ability to heal itself. While some patients were having success with Gerson alone, it became apparent to Ryan that he would need more than food to heal his cancer…

There were alternative cancer treatments out there that looked promising, but no matter how hard Ryan looked, they were not available in the United States.

Why was trying to heal his body so hard?

The Cancer Vaccine You Didn’t Know About

One such treatment that Ryan had been researching was Coley’s Fluid, also called Coley’s Vaccine, or Coley’s Toxins.

Invented in the late 19th century by cancer surgeon William B. Coley, the fluid contains bacterial toxins that literally infect the body and cause a fever, stimulating the immune system to attack malignant tumors, much like a vaccine but without any additives or adjuncts.

After 1965, when the American Cancer Society classified the it as an “unproven method,” Coley’s Vaccine became next to impossible to get in the US… but there was hospital in Mexico that had the Coley’s fluid and had been treating patients for over 38 years…

An Answer at CHIPSA Hospital In Mexico

The Centro Hospitalario Internacional del Pacifico S.A., or CHIPSA, is a cancer-research hospital in Tijuana that specializes in alternative medicine and advanced immunotherapy, including Coley’s Vaccine and other cancer treatments that Ryan had been researching. They have been doing this for over 38 years.

CHIPSA Hospital Cancer

In fact the hospital was founded by Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of Max Gerson, the man who invented the Gerson Therapy!

According to a study done at CHIPSA, 60 percent of end-stage melanoma patients who followed the hospital’s treatment plan live at least five years.

Would Ryan have similar success with Lymphoma?

Ryan arrived to CHIPSA hospital and late Monday night on November 5, 2015 and immediately met with the head dotor, Dr. Lopez and went over over a few things with us and then to bed.

Tuesday morning at 7am sharp it all started…

Here Are The Treatments That Ryan Did

Gerson Therapy Immuno-Nutrition

Initially Developed by German born Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920’s for the treatment of tuberculosis and headaches, Gerson Therapy was applied towards cancer patients in 1928. It is a specific diet-based immunological detoxification and nutrition protocol that is the foundation of the treatments CHIPSA.

dr-max-gerson-story

Dr. Max Gerson

The diet includes raw and cooked foods in its three daily vegan meals, extraordinary amounts of unaltered foods are consumed as well as the intravenous inclusion of vitamin drips.

Additionally patients can expect anywhere from 12-15 raw juices a day, prepared specific organic fruits and vegetables. These fruits and vegetable are harvested for their enormous quantities of phytochemicals currently under study worldwide for exciting anticancer and health promoting properties, “super charging” the patient’s immune system.

Coley’s Mixed Vaccine

Coley’s Mixed Vaccine is comprised of a sterile(dead) mixture of gram-positive Streptococcus pyogenes and gram-negative Serratia marcescens bacteria. By introducing the killed bacteria into the body, Dr. Coley could mimic an immune response without the risk of infection.

Since cancer cells were formed undetected, the goal is to “unlock” the body’s immune system so that it can identify and kill the cancer cells.

    • Coley Vaccine therapy is administered about 2-3 times per week at a dose which achieves a body temperature of between 39.5 °C to 41 °C (approximately 103 °C to 106 °F), while being monitored by qualified medical staff.
    • The exact number of treatments per week may vary depending on each individual patient and other circumstances.
    • Patients generally receive one infusion per day.
    • About 5-6 hours of treatment are required for each treatment day.
    • Vital signs (blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature) are constantly monitored by professional and experienced medical staff.
    • Coley Vaccine has a very long and safe history of use.
    • Generally patients experience improved well being after each treatment.
    • This treatment is ideally used in conjunction with other immunotherapies, such as Gerson Therapy, Dendritic Cells Vaccine, and Autologous Cell Vaccine.

Note: CHIPSA is the only licensed hospital facility treating with the Coley’s Therapy toxins in North America.

Coffee Enemas

​Colon therapies and enemas can improve gut mobility and the frequency of bowel movements. Both assist in removing the toxic encapsulation of mucoid plaque stuck to the colon walls and further stimulate the removal of parasites from the gut.

This is essential to the success of the Gerson Therapy. The intense cleansing effect of the Gerson protocol releases toxins that have been built up over a life time into the blood stream and although the liver can purify the blood the accumulation of such toxins can be an overburden.

The enemas work by reaching the liver through a vein in the colon that goes directly to the liver. There the coffee works with the liver to force bile dump and empty the stored toxins. During an average treatment the blood will be cycled 5 times.

Autologus Tumor Cell Vaccine

The Autologous tumor vaccine is one of the most potent forms of immunotherapy that harness the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.

The vaccine is cultured from the patient’s own blood that represents his/her own unique internal bodily environment. The preparation follows procedures that favor the development of antigenic peptides and other immunogenic compounds aiming to enhance the body’s own cancer fighting mechanisms.

Clinical research suggests that the Autologous Cell Vaccine works in a very complex way at the levels of cell-mediated and humoral immunity, and stimulates the formation and activation of T-helper cells. It is cultured from the patient’s own blood that represents his/her own unique internal bodily environment. The preparation follows procedures that favor the development of antigenic peptides and other immunogenic compounds aiming to enhance the body’s immune functions.

The vaccine is sterile. Since it is custom prepared from the patient’s own blood, side effects typically associated with other treatments are not experienced. A slight rise in temperature, fatigue, and tenderness in the tumor area are possible for a period of 6 to 48 hours after administration.

Experience has that the effectiveness of the vaccine, or of any vaccine, is enhanced when it is administered within a comprehensive series of integrative immunotherapy and immuno-nutrition protocols.

Hyrdotherapy Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia (also called thermal therapy or thermotherapy) is a type of cancer treatment in which body tissue is exposed to high temperatures (up to 113°F).

Research has shown that high temperatures can damage and kill cancer cells, usually with minimal injury to normal tissues by killing cancer cells and damaging proteins and structures within those cells, hyperthermia may shrink tumors.

Numerous clinical trials have studied hyperthermia in combination with radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy.​

These studies have focused on the treatment of many types of cancer, including sarcoma, melanoma and cancers of the head and neck, brain, lung, esophagus, breast, bladder, rectum, liver, appendix, cervix, and peritoneal lining (mesothelimoa). Many of these studies, but not all, have shown a significant reduction in tumor size when hyperthermia is combined with other treatments.

Vitamin B-17

Amygdalin or Vitamin B17,  therapy is one of the most popular and best known alternative cancer treatments. It is very simple to use and is very effective if used in high enough doses and if the product is of high quality and if it is combined with an effective cancer diet and key supplements like the Gerson Immuno-nutrition protocols.

Vitamin B-17 is the patented drug made from the natural compound amygdalin, found in the seeds of many fruits, such as apricots, plum and peach pits, apple seeds, and quince, as well as in almonds. Laetrile is also known as Amigdalina B-17 or vitamin B17.

Amygdalin contains glucose, benzaldehyde, and cyanide. Cyanide is believed to be the active cancer-toxic ingredient in Laetrile. However, cyanide is toxic to all cells, so Vitamin B-17’s overall toxicity is a concern which is why it MUST be administered in hospital setting and not at home. At CHIPSA each patient’s levels and dosage of Laetrile is custom tailored to their cancer.

In 1924, Vitamin B-17 was synthesized from amygdalin and promoted as a cancer treatment. By 1978, it was estimated that more than 70,000 Americans had tried it—despite its being banned in the US since 1963. Most people obtain Laetrile from Tijuana clinics, as the agent is still legal in Mexico.

Dr. Sigiura’s Research On Vitamin B-17

Dr. Kanematsu Sugiura, spent most of his career at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, authoring more than 250 papers and receiving numerous awards, including the highest honors from the Japan Medical Association for outstanding contributions in cancer research.

While studying Amygdalin, which was previously written off as Dr. Sugiura discovered Vitamin B-17 to have very positive effects in preventing the spread of malignant lung tumors in laboratory mice.

In control groups, which received only plain saline, the lung tumors spread in 80 to 90 percent of the animals. But in those given Vitamin B-17, the tumors spread in only 10 to 20 percent.

Recent studies confirm Dr. Sigiura’s findings:

  • August 2014: In a new German study, amygdalin dose-dependently reduced growth and proliferation of bladder cancer
  • May 2013: Amygdalin inhibits renal fibrosis in chronic kidney disease; researchers conclude it is a “potent antibiotic agent that may have therapeutic potential for patients with fibrotic kidney diseases”
  • February 2013: Amygdalin induces apoptosis in human cervical cancer cells; authors conclude it may offer a new therapeutic option for cervical cancer patients
  • August 2006: Amygdalin also induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells
  • February 2003: Amygdalin from Prunus persica seeds (peach pits) shows anti-tumor effects comparable to epigallocatechin gallate in green tea

IV Vitamin C 

The use of high dose Vitamin C for cancer mitigation has been studied for years. According to the United States government website on Cancer “Laboratory studies have shown that high doses of vitamin C may slow the growth and spread of prostate, pancreatic, liver, colon, and other types of cancer cells”

The National Institute of Health on Vitamin C…

“Many laboratory studies have been done to find out how high-dose vitamin C may cause the death of cancer cells. The anticancer effect of vitamin C in different types of cancer cells involves a chemical reaction that makes hydrogen peroxide, which may kill cancer cells.

The National Cancer Institute says laboratory studies have shown the following:

  • Treatment with high-dose vitamin C slowed the growth and spread of prostate, pancreatic, liver, colon, malignant mesothelioma, neuroblastoma, and other types of cancer cells.
  • Combining high-dose vitamin C with certain types of chemotherapy may be more effective than chemotherapy alone:
    • Ascorbic acid with arsenic trioxide may be more effective in ovarian cancer
    • Ascorbic acid with gemcitabine may be more effective in pancreatic cancer
    • Ascorbic acid with gemcitabine and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may be more effective in malignant mesothelioma cells.
  • Another laboratory study suggested that combining high-dose vitamin C with radiation therapy killed more glioblastoma multiformed cells than radiation therapy alone.”

PUVA Photopheresis

Photopheresis, or extracorporeal photoimmune therapy, is a, FDA approved procedure that is used to treat graft versus host disease (GVHD) or cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).

During photopheresis, blood is taken from the patient’s vein and  separated into its different components: white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets.

Rhite blood cells are treated with a medication called methoxsalen, exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, and then returned to the patient, along with your other blood cells. These treated cells stimulate the immune system to help fight cancer.

Hyperbaric Oxygen

The use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) has been approved for over a dozen health conditions such as, carbon monoxide poisoning, gangrene and injuries in which tissues are not getting enough oxygen.

Humans depend upon the consumption of oxygen all the time. Most atmospheric air is comprised of roughly 21% oxygen and, of course, oxygen is necessary for the production of cellular energy within the mitochondria of every cell. The use of pure 100% oxygen in a high pressure atmosphere (HBOT) has been shown to accelerate the healing process.

The hyperbaric chamber has pure oxygen administered at pressures 1.5 – 3 times the normal atmospheric pressure with treatment times ranging from 30-90 minutes. Administering oxygen at higher pressures causes up to 20 times more oxygen to be absorbed by the blood and transferred to injured organs and tissues. This speeds healing and recovery time in addition to other benefits.

“A healthy cell breathes oxygen for energy. A cancer cell shuns oxygen and ferments sugar instead for its energy requirements.” -Science Daily

Essentially cancer cells have a non-oxygen metabolism and have sugar as a preferred source of fuel. By flooding the patient’s blood with oxygen doctors are able to have a safe and non-toxic method for killing cancer cells in addition to all of the other benefits that come with oxygen therapy.​

Healing at Home

After Ryan’s 3 week stay at CHIPSA, it would be up to him to continue to strengthen his body and immune system a follow a strict diet and supplementation protocol which included the following:

Supplements: B12 + crude liver extract (daily injection) Niacin Potassium Lugol’s Iodine Acidoll (HCL + Pepsin) Pancreatin (Pancreatic Enzymes) Thyroid Hormone CoQ10 Flaxseed Oil (Organic, Cold Pressed Liquid Form)

Coffee Enemas (continue 5x/day)

13 Juices/Day 3 Gerson approved Vegan Meals/Day.

Vitamin C infusions: 1-2x/week

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT): 2x/week Infrared Sauna (equivalent to hydrotherapy/hyperthermia): at least 1x/week

Chiropractor and Massage

Rituxan

Although Ryan was healing, there was a unusual fluid buildup around his abdomen that was causing a lot of discomfort.

After some careful research, Ryan and his wife looked into immunotherapy drug(not chemotherapy) called Rituxan to his at home protocol to see if it could help.

Rituxan is classified as a monoclonal antibody. Monoclonal antibodies are a relatively new type of “targeted” cancer therapy.

Rituxan is a type of antibody therapy that can be used alone or with chemotherapy. (It) works in different ways to find and attack the cells where cancer starts.

Rituxan targets and attaches to the CD20 protein found on the surface of blood cells with cancer and some healthy blood cells. Once attached to the CD20 protein, Rituxan is thought to work in different ways including:

  1. By helping your own immune system destroy the cancer cells
  2. By destroying the cancer cells on its own

In addition, Rituxan can also harm healthy cells in your body.

What is Rituxan used for?
RITUXAN is a prescription medicine used to treat:

  • Low-grade or follicular CD20-positive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as a single-agent therapy in patients whose disease recurred or did not respond to initial treatment.
  • Follicular CD20-positive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as an initial treatment with chemotherapy, and in patients whose initial treatment was successful, as a single-agent follow-up therapy.

During the months of May and June 2016, 8 weeks of Rituxan was added alongside Ryan’s immunotherapy and as always a heavy emphasis on a plant based diet. If the Rituxan would prove to be successful, then all of Ryan’s current protocols would be necessary to detox his body of the dead cancer.

Most oncologists in the United States will recommended chemotherapy alongside drugs like Rituxan.

Through more research, Ryan and his wife we found out that Rituxan was in fact approved as a stand alone agent. Even at that Ryan’s oncologist was hesitant to only prescribe immunotherapy he did so with the warning that Rituxan alone may not be enough to cause complete remission.

Ryan and his wife elected not to do any of the chemotherapy drugs because he was already on a very complex integrated immunotherapy protocol.​

Ryan’s results on Ritxan has intrigued many of those in the medical community.

In some ways, Ryan has become a case study because Rituxan surpassed expectations as Ryan’s scan showed a complete response even though the cancer had advanced and fluid issues were of big concern as fluid is usually a sign of late stage cancer and compromised organs.

Even though Ryan still had fluid issues, he and his wife believe that it was the integration of his at home protocol of natural and alternative therapies that allowed his body to heal and detoxify itself. Additionally, Rituxan only has the ability to kill certain cancer cells.

  • Rituxan does not have the ability to regenerate the liver.
  • Rituxan did not STOP the fluid issues.
  • Rituxan does not have the ability to reverse eczema, reverse pre-diabetes, reverse high risk for heart disease, reverse hypothyroidism and more.

Medicinal Mushrooms used as Natural Remedies!

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Medicinal Mushrooms provide exciting possibilities for Alternative Therapies.

 

Immunity is interconnected with digestive, neurological, hormonal, cellular, energetic, cardiovascular and cognitive health and much more. In fact, scientists are constantly unraveling the intriguing and far-reaching powers of immune function. Rather than simply protecting us from foreign invaders and germs, a strong and vital immune system is core to nearly every aspect of our long-term health and vitality. And in today’s world, we need strong immunity more than ever.

ecoNugenics Ten Mushroom Formula

The Important Natural Remedies Role of Specific Botanicals and Nutrients

There are many natural ingredients that directly support various aspects of the immune system, fight bacteria and viruses, detoxify harmful substances, and increase resistance against allergens.
Some top recommendations:

  • Beta Glucans are complex carbohydrates derived from bran, mushrooms and yeasts. They nourish immune cells and support their activity significantly.*
  • Vitamins A, C, D3, E, zinc, selenium and other trace minerals are all important for a strong immune system and for overall health. Look for a balanced multivitamin with natural, food-based nutrients.*
  • L-Carnitine is an amino acid that boosts cell mitochondrial function, helping to power up immune function.*
  • Garlic is a powerful antimicrobial that boosts immune function, supports detoxification and promotes cardiovascular health. Research shows it may be effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.*
  • Astragalus is a traditional Chinese herb that has been shown to boost immunity and offer other long-term benefits for overall health.*
  • And finally, medicinal mushrooms show remarkable intelligence in the body. In the case of immunity, they help to train immune cells and increase their powers. Top recommended species include: Coriolus, Ganoderma, Agaricus, Cordyceps, Umbellatus and Maitake.*

Lemons provide Anti- Cancer benefits!

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 Lemons used as a natural remedy, provide amazing health benefits!

Lemon peels have have been found to help boost your immune system; lower cholesterol, and even prevent cancer.  Lemon peels are also antimicrobial meaning that they can protect against bacterial infections.(1)

Nutrients found in lemon peels can help boost your immune system; lower cholesterol and prevent cancer

Research has shown that natures phytonutrients can outperform chemotherapy without causing harm to the body.  Modified citrus pectin is derived from the pulp and rinds of citrus fruit and has been found to inhibit the spread of prostate, breast and skin cancer to other organs.(1)

Limonoids are chemicals found in citrus peels which give the peels a bitter taste.  They are also capable of slowing cancer cell growth and even killing the cancer cells.  Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds that stop cell division in cancer cells.(1)

Lemons contain 22 anti-cancer compounds that stop cell division in cancer cells and can reduce the risk of cancer by 50 percent

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization of Australia found that citrus fruits can reduce the risk of cancer by 50 percent! (1)

Lemon’s are not only protective against cancer but can also help the body through detoxification.  Lemon juices as a similar atomic structure to the stomachs digestive juices and tricks the liver into producing bile.  This helps to keep food moving through the body and gastrointestinal tract.(2)

Lemons contain antioxidants that help fight free radical damage.  This can result in healthy, youthful skin.  The vitamin C found in lemons can help the body produce more collagen and help smooth out lines and wrinkles in the face.(2)

Lemons have been found to fight free radical damage resulting in healthy, youthful skin

Sipping lemon water has also been found to help you lose weight due to the type of fiber found in lemons.  Pectin helps you feel full longer meaning you can manage the pesky cravings easier.  Lemons have also been found to boost energy levels without the caffeine crash resulting in lower stress levels and mood improvement. (2)

Many people enjoy lemonade, but are cautious of the sugar content.  Refined sugars have been linked to numerous health issues, but it is possible to enjoy your lemonade and protect your health.  Try organicspark.com’s healthy lemonade recipe. (3) If you are vegan, feel free to substitute the honey for coconut sugar, agave, or maple syrup.

Raw Honey Lemonade 

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 1 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 cups filtered water

Instructions:

  1. In a blender, combine raw honey and lemon juice.  Blend on high for 30 seconds.  Add water to blender.  Pulse until combined.  Chill until service.  Serve over ice. (3)

Sources included:

(1) http://www.naturalhealth365.com/lemon-peels.html/

(2) http://draxe.com/benefits-of-lemon-water/

(3) http://www.organicspark.com/portfolio/raw-honey-lemonade/

Detox Diet Plan For 
Better Health And Healing
Detox Diet Plan

A detox diet plan isn’t just about dropping a few unwanted pounds

– although it can do that too –

it can also give you more energy, clearer skin,

improved digestion and a feeling of overall Healthy lifestyle!

A good detox diet isn’t a fad diet. Even though you might lose a little weight during a detox, the real goal is to improve your overall health and help you to heal more quickly from health problems by giving your digestive system, liver and kidneys a well deserved rest. These are the organs which do the heavy work of detoxifying our bodies.

A good detox diet plan will help to reset and strengthen your metabolism, which will go a long ways towards stopping the cravings for sugar, salt, carbs, caffeine, and alcohol.

A detox diet plan can reduce symptoms from diabetes, aches and pains, foggy and forgetful mind, headaches, digestive issues, allergies… the list goes on.

Following a good one day, three day, or seven to ten day detoxification diet can do wonders for your health, body, mind and soul!

What to Stay Away From on a Detox Diet Plan

When you’re on a detox diet plan, you’ll want to eliminate dairy products, although a small amount of unsweetened yogurt with live, active acidophilus cultures is okay.

Stay away from any sugars, coffee, alcohol, tobacco products, wheat, gluten. It is a good idea to gradually wean yourself off of caffeine and sugar drinks beforehand, so you don’t get headaches. No drinks with sugar added. Nothing made with flour, starches, caffeine, hydrogenated oils, or vegetable oil.

Do not eat processed foods! Pretty much anything that comes in a box, can or package is processed. If there is a long list of unidentifiable ingredients, stay away!

There are, of course, exceptions. From a can, good quality sardines or tuna or salmon, as long as they are in just water or olive oil and maybe a little salt, are usually good to eat. Some good organic, frozen vegetables and fruits are usually ‘flash-frozen’, when picked, so they still contain most of their nutrients.

It is a good idea to hide or throw away any foods that might tempt you!

A detox diet plan might sound a bit rough, but you’ll replace these with healthier options, and you will love the changes in your mind and body!

What You Should Eat And Do on a Detox Diet

RAW, WHOLE FOODS are what you want to focus on.

As Close To Nature As Possible!

Start each day on your diet with a cup of hot water with the juice of at least one half of a lemon added. It’s a caffeine free energy booster which also gets your digestive system going and helps your body to clean out overnight toxins. Have this drink before breakfast every morning. A lot of people in Asian countries do this, and they have much less obesity, heart and cholesterol problems than we do here in the United States.

Your diet should consist of:

  • Plenty of fresh, or frozen if necessary, fruits and vegetables.
  • Lots and lots of greens. The more the better!
  • Wild rice, quinoa (‘keen-wa’, Love It!), steel cut oats and millet are good whole grains to eat.
  • Lots of beans and legumes.
  • Fresh wild fish.
  • Organic eggs are okay, as are
  • raw, unsalted nuts and seeds.
  • For oils, stick with unprocessed coconut, flax or hemp oil and cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil.
  • Beverages are simple – plenty of water is critical. Try to drink up to one gallon of clean water per day.
  • Green or white tea can also count, as can decaffeinated black tea.

As much as possible, eat raw foods while on your detox diet. Raw foods contain more of the detoxifying nutrients and enzymes that you want, as well as a lot of fiber. Many fruits and vegetables are actually far tastier when they haven’t been cooked! It’s okay to have some cooked meals while on this diet, but do your best to eat as much raw food as possible.

Get 7-8 hours of sleep a night. Take 10-15 minutes each day to do some deep breathing in a quiet place. This will work wonders for calming your brain and body.

Eat more fiber, as it is filling and will help to move toxins out of your body. Take vitamin, mineral and herbal supplements. Discover the world of whole foods and raw foods, for a great new, healthy lifestyle!

It’s Your Adrenal Glands!

Your adrenal glands are triangular-shaped glands that sit right on top of your kidneys. They may not look important—but ignore them at your peril!

These walnut-sized glands produce more than 50 different hormones, many of which are essential for lack of energy and stamina, a sharp mind, a strong immune system, and a healthy lfestyle. But the #1 function of your adrenal glands is to help your body deal with stress.

When your body faces any kind of danger, your defenses kick into high gear in a rapid, automatic process known as the “fight-or-flight” reaction. Your adrenals respond by pumping out adrenaline, cortisol, and DHEA. Your heart rate and blood pressure increase, your digestion slows, and your body becomes ready to face a potential challenge. This helps you stay focused, energetic, and alert so you can handle the situation.

Once your stressful event is over, your adrenaline level drops pretty quickly. Other stress hormones like cortisol and DHEA help refuel your body and bring it back to balance. This process is fine if the stress you’re dealing with is sudden and short-lived, like maybe getting in a fender-bender or taking an important test.

But here’s the problem…

Modern Life is Devastating to Your Adrenal Health!

Today, you’re faced with stress 24/7. The demands of career and family pull you in a million different directions. You worry about your kids and grandkids. You struggle to make ends meet. You’re under the gun with work deadlines. Your finances hit a snag and you feel anxious about your future.

Even simple things like traffic jams, long checkout lines, and a difficult commute all jolt your adrenal glands. Factor in environmental toxins, processed foods, infections, pain, insomnia, and allergies, and it’s no wonder why your adrenal glands are crying out for help!

Basically, the more stress you experience, the harder your adrenals must work to protect you. So how do your adrenals react to all this stimuli month after month, year after year? Eventually they run out of juice and before you know it, you’re running on empty.

When your adrenal glands stop working, the first thing you notice is that your symptoms start to intensify. You can’t sleep at night, you become forgetful, you feel irritable or depressed without knowing why.

Other signs of adrenal fatigue include headaches, especially in the afternoon, elevated blood sugar levels, weight gain, and slow recovery from a cold or flu — to name just a few.

But more than anything, adrenal failure makes you feel exhausted. And it’s a fatigue that isn’t just about feeling tired or sleepy. It’s a form of fatigue that causes you to feel completely drained — and usually hits around 2 or 3 in the afternoon.

Do You Have Burned Out Adrenals?
These Simple Tests Can Help You Find Out

Test #1: Ragland Test
This is a very simple blood pressure test you can do at home or even at your local drug store. Lie down and relax for about 10 minutes, and take your blood pressure. Then, stand up and immediately take your blood pressure again.

Normally, your blood pressure will rise 10-20mmHg when standing up. But if your blood pressure falls, you may have adrenal fatigue.

Test #2: Flashlight Test

Stand in front of a mirror in a dark room. Hold a flashlight towards the side of your face, so the beam is shining across your eye.

When the light hits your eye, your pupils should immediately contract. But if you have adrenal fatigue, the pupil will contract at first, and then slowly start to dilate. This dilation will last about 30-40 seconds before your pupils contract again.

Test #3: The White Line Test

Using a fork or the end of a ballpoint pen, lightly stroke the skin on your abdomen or the inside of your forearm, making a mark about 4″ long. In a normal reaction, the mark is initially white but quickly turns to red. If you have adrenal fatigue the line will stay white for about 2 minutes before turning to red.

Let me tell you about my own experience with adrenal failure. I had been working too hard, sleeping too little, drinking too much coffee, and exercising too hard for a few weeks. It was also that time of year when the sage was in bloom, and I am very allergic to sage. I remember sitting on the couch just feeling exhausted. But it was a different kind of feeling than I had ever felt before.

The TV was on a program that I did not want to watch. I couldn’t stand the program. The channel changer was right on the coffee table before me. Not a problem right? But it was a problem. I was too tired to pick it up and change the channel.

So I just sat there and stared out the window. I wasn’t sleepy. I was just feeling too drained to even push a button. I’ll never forget that feeling. And when I tell my patients that story, they always say, “That’s just how I feel.” That kind of fatigue is diagnostic of adrenal exhaustion.

Little wonder why more than half of my patients who complain of allergies, chronic fatigue, depression, or other health problems actually suffer from overworked adrenals.

Your Resiliency, Energy, Endurance and Your Very Life All Depend on Healthy Adrenal Glands

You might think that adrenal failure is something that affects only a small number of people. But when you consider our insatiable addiction to coffee and energy drinks, the scale of the problem is actually huge. Believe it or not an estimated 80% of people experience adrenal fatigue at some point in their lives. Yet mainstream medicine barely knows it exists!

But here’s the good news: adrenal fatigue does not have to be permanent. In fact, you can restore your adrenals to perfect health within a few months. All you have to do is nourish and strengthen your adrenals while giving them a chance to rest and rebuild.

First, I recommend four particular nutrients that directly support adrenal function. They work together to help restore and repair your adrenals to get them back on line.

Let me tell you about the first one now. It’s one of the most important nutrients for anyone with adrenal failure and also known as…

The “Anti-Stress Vitamin”

While you know about B-complex vitamins like B6 and B12, you’re probably less familiar with Vitamin B5—also known as Pantothenic Acid.

People with adrenal failure are nearly always deficient in this key nutrient. According to studies, this member of the “B” family helps increase levels of important stress hormones like cortisol and progesterone.

Another thing pantothenic acid does is relieve that extra anxiety you feel when you’re “stressed out”. The reason? It helps boost dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is the feel good hormone that improves your state of mind.

Pantothenic acid is also one of the best nutrients for cellular energy production. So it can help your heart and your brain get the fuel they need to do their job every day—while keeping your entire body energized, too.

While pantothenic acid is my first recommendation for supporting adrenal health, you should also know about this additional re-energizing “partner.”

Keep Stress Hormones in Healthy Balance — Naturally

Licorice root is a rich source of a compound called glycyrrhizin, which gets converted to glycyrrhetinic acid (GA) in the intestine. GA helps slow down the body’s breakdown of cortisol, giving your adrenals extra support.

What’s more, Licorice root also balances levels of aldosterone, an adrenal hormone that helps keep your blood pressure, fluid levels and electrolytes in balance.

When aldosterone gets too high, your blood pressure skyrockets and your potassium levels decline. This causes muscle aches and numbness in your hands and feet.

But when aldosterone gets too low — which is common in many people with adrenal problems — your blood pressure plummets. This leads to palpitations, dizziness when you stand up, and overall fatigue. So licorice root keeps you more in balance and better able to cope during times of stress. It soothes nervous stomachs, too.

As you can see, pantothenic acid and licorice root can have a profound impact on your adrenal health and energy levels. Now, I’d like to tell you about a third nutrient that’s crucial for keeping adrenals in top-notch form. Yet you’ll rarely find it in any adrenal formula!

Did You Know That Overworked Adrenals Affect Liver Function as Well?

It’s true. When you protect your liver, you boost the health of your entire body but especially your adrenal glands.

Constant exposure to pesticides, heavy metals, food chemicals and air pollution means your liver and adrenals are constantly fighting off toxins. That’s why I added Liver Concentrate to my short list. Liver concentrate is a natural detoxifier, as well as a great source of B vitamins, protein, iron and enzymes.

In one study conducted at the University of Southern California, subjects eating a standard diet plus B vitamins could swim only 13 minutes. Meanwhile, subjects eating a standard diet plus liver concentrate could swim for over an hour — and some were still swimming at the end of the 2-hour mark!

The fourth nutrient I always recommend may sound unusual — but it’s one of the most effective for helping tired adrenals rest and recover even faster. Here’s why:

The Natural Adrenal “Strengthener” That Delivers Essential Trace Minerals, Too

Believe it or not, one of the best ways to strengthen your adrenals is with substances similar to the adrenal gland itself. They are called glandular extracts, and they contain trace amounts of the same hormones that human adrenals contain along with essential trace minerals, proteins and vitamins. That’s why you should also take Adrenal Cortex Extract to help restore your adrenal glands to top-notch form.

Glandular therapy — also known as live cell therapy — has a history that goes back as far as the Ancient Greeks, and it’s still used in Traditional Chinese medicine. But it became popular in modern medicine about 100 years ago, when Swiss doctor Paul Niehands found that dried thyroid gland could help underactive thyroid and dried adrenal gland likewise could relieve Addison’s Disease.

Researchers concluded that glandular extracts improve the function of the unhealthy organ — and the practice was quite effective. So if glandular therapy has been around so long, why haven’t you heard about it before? Because the practice got swept away by the tidal wave of pharmaceuticals that dominated medicine by the mid-20th century. As a result, research in glandular therapy came to a screeching halt.

Essential oils for Anxiety

Top 7 Essential Oils for Anxiety:

Here are some of the best essentials oils for anxiety:
  • 1.Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) …
  • 2.Rose (Rosa damascena) …
  • 3.Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides)
  • 4.Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata) …
  • 5.Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) …
  • 6.Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile) …
  • 7.Frankincense (Boswellia carteri or boswella sacra)

Many of you have asked; What Are Essential Oils? How are Essential Oils for anxiety used?

 Essential oils have been used as a natural remedies for well over 100 years? Have ever enjoyed the scent of a rose? Then you have experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. Naturally occurring compounds are found in the seeds, bark, and other parts of plants. Essential oils provide plants with protection against environmental threats!  These Oils play a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and being beautifully fragrant to people, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatment, and in health-care practices as natural remedies!

How Do I Use Essential Oils?

Essential oils are used for a very wide range of emotional and physical wellness applications. They can be used a single oil at a time or in complex blends in one of three methods:

Aromatic

Certain essential oils, when diffused, can be very stimulating, while others can be calming and soothing. Diffusing essential oils can also cleanse and purify the air of unwanted odors.

Topical

Essential oils are easily absorbed by the skin and can be safely applied topically.

Internal

Certain essential oils have a rich culinary history!! These essential oils can be used as dietary supplements for targeted wellness.

Essential oils are both exciting and promising when it comes to taking care of your own and your family’s health. Whether you’re applying essential oils topically, enjoying the aromatic benefits through diffusing, or taking essential oils internally, the positive effects of essential oils are boundless.

That’s why you’ll want to ensure that the essential oils you are using are capable of delivering on their promise. You’ll want to make sure that you are choosing essential oils for their potency and their purity.

 

Natural RemediesOrganic, raw apple cider vinegar is one of my top natural remedies that I use every day — along with coconut oil.  I  take it personally for several reasons, including detoxification, helping my body more easily digest foods and for a quick burst of energy.

I include apple cider vinegar uses for personal care reasons like conditioning my hair, whitening my teeth and as a household cleaner.

Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits

New medical research also suggests that apple cider vinegar ingestion can help acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes and support weight loss.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar come from it’s powerful healing compounds, which include acetic acid, potassium, magnesium, probiotics and enzymes.

Acetic acid has the ability to kill dangerous “bad” bacteria and at the same time, foster the growth of beneficial “good” bacteria. Because acetic acid kills unwanted bacteria when it comes into contact with it, it essentially acts as a natural antibiotic. This means apple cider vinegar naturally provides numerous benefits related to skin, digestion and immunity health without any side effects.

Additionally, apple cider vinegar is a good source of polyphenols. Research supports the role of polyphenols in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, osteoporosis, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

What is the Use of Vinegar? Top 20 Apple Cider Vinegar Uses

Here are the top 20 reasons you should be using apple cider vinegar everyday!

 

1. Detox Your Body

Unfiltered apple cider vinegar is a liver and lymphatic tonic which can help detox your body.  It helps balance your body’s pH and stimulates cardiovascular stimulation, bowel motility and lymphatic drainage. For this reason, it’s one of my key ingredients in the Secret Detox Drink.

2. Natural Conditioner to Make Hair Shine

ACV can be used as a natural hair conditioner and makes your hair shine!  Take an old shampoo bottle and fill it with 1 tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of water.  Pour this on your hair after shampooing three times per week for best results.

3. Natural Teeth Whitener

One of my apple cider vinegar uses is as a natural teeth whitener. Take your finger and rub apple cider vinegar on your teeth for 1 minute.  Then rinse your mouth with water.  The pH of apple cider vinegar can remove stains from your teeth, which helps naturally whiten.

4. Can Treat Acid Reflux and Heartburn

Some of the main causes of acid reflux and heartburn are an imbalanced stomach pH and lack of enzymes and probiotics.  Apple cider vinegar is full of all of these nutrients. How do you take apple cider vinegar? Add 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar to a cup of water and drink it five minutes before meals to relieve acid reflux.

 

5. Can Kill Candida (Yeast) and Boost Probiotics

Millions of people around the world struggle with candida and yeast.  The side effects can be bad breath, lack of energy, UTI’s and digestive issues.  ACV contains probiotics and a type of acid that promotes the growth of probiotics which help kill off candida. Remove sugar from your diet and consume 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar three times daily as part of a candida cleanse.

6. Regulates Your Body’s pH

Apple cider vinegar contains acetic acid, which is acidic in nature but has a more alkaline effect on the rest of your body. Balancing your bodies pH can reduce your risk of chronic illnesses like cancer and can dramatically increase your energy.

7. Can Support Weight Loss and Metabolism

A study published in the Journal of Diabetes Care found that consuming apple cider vinegar could promote weight loss. There are several reasons ACV promotes fat loss, but one of those reasons includes that ACV reduces sugar cravings and improves detoxification.  Another study found that supplementing with the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar reduced body fat in mice by 10 percent. A 2005 study from the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that vinegar consumption with a high-carb meal resulted in participants eating/drinking 200 to 275 fewer calories throughout the rest of the day. (1)

8. An All-Natural Household Cleaner

The anti-bacterial properties and the balanced pH of apple cider vinegar make it a perfect household cleaning product. Fill a spray bottle with 50 percent water and 50 percent ACV then spray windows and counters for cleaning.

9. Soothe a Sunburn

One of my favorite apple cider vinegar uses is to soothe a sunburn. Put 1 cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath along with ¼ cup of coconut oil and lavender essential oil to ease sunburnt skin.

10. Balances Blood Sugar and Improves Diabetes

Medical research has proven that the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar can balance blood sugar and improve insulin sensitivity and insulin responses. (2)  You can receive these benefits through apple cider vinegar ingestion. Try organic, raw apple cider vinegar on salads or consume 1 tablespoon in water before meals.

11. Heal Poison Ivy

Organic, raw apple cider vinegar contains potassium, which can help reduce swelling and inflammation, improving poison ivy.  Reducing side effects of poison ivy is also one of the apple cider vinegar uses because it can help detox the poison out of your skin, helping poison ivy heal more quickly.

12. Repel Fleas on your Pets

Mix a 50/50 solution of apple cider vinegar together and soak your pet in a tub.  Do this one time a day for several weeks to rid your pet of a flea infestation.

13. Lower Blood Pressure

In a 2009 12-week study, they found that consuming apple cider vinegar lowered triglycerides and blood pressure significantly.

14. Fight Seasonal Allergies

Another amazing treatment of ACV is for allergies.  ACV helps break up mucous in your body and support lymphatic drainage.  It also supports the immune system and can clear your sinuses.  Put 2 tablespoons in a large glass of water and drink three times daily for allergies.

15. Kill Fungus on Toes and Skin

The anti-bacterial and anti-fungal compounds in apple cider vinegar make it a great natural remedy for skin and toenail fungus.  Simply rub on the area of fungus two times daily.  Also, using a mixture of coconut oil and oil of oregano is great for killing fungus.

16. Skin Toner for Eczema and Acne

The pH of apple cider vinegar makes it an excellent remedy for skin issues. Rub apple cider vinegar on the effected skin or use it as a wash — then put coconut oil and essential oils on the area to support further healing.

17. Ease Varicose Veins

Apple cider vinegar is excellent for varicose veins because it improves circulation in the vein walls and is anti-inflammatory, so it reduces bulging veins.  Combine apple cider vinegar with witch hazel and rub on veins in circular motion and you should see improvements in two weeks.

18. Natural Deodorant 

Bad bacteria and yeast are a major cause of body odor. The armpit can stay damp which also makes it a breading ground for bad bacteria. Simply dabbing some apple cider vinegar on your fingers and running it into your armpit can kill yeast and neutralize odors, keeping you smelling fresh all day.

19. Cure a Cold and Sore Throat 

Apple cider vinegar is the ultimate remedy to cure a cold and sore throat fast! Because it’s loaded with vitamins and probiotic-boosting acetic acid, it’s a great natural cure. Take 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in one glass of water three times daily to cure a cold.

20. May Reduce Warts 

Put apple cider vinegar topically on the wart and then cover with a bandage. Leave on overnight and remove in the morning. You may see results in one week, but it could take longer.

This is only a few of the many apple cider vinegar uses and natural remedies.

Surprising Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

ACV has been consumed for 2,000+ years!

Historical records show that apple juice has been fermented into vinegar since before 5000 BC. Through the ages, apple cider vinegar has been used to stimulate circulation, aid in the detoxification of the liver, to purify blood, cleanse lymph nodes, and improve immune system response. In fact, Hippocrates often prescribed it for coughs and colds, when mixed with a touch of honey.

ACV is made in a similar way as other fermented drinks (kombucha, kefir and wine).

Like all fermented products, apple cider vinegar is made using active yeast that is combined with sugar. In this case, it is naturally occurring sugar from crushed apples. The yeast actually consumes sugar and uses this to grow healthy bacteria, which is how fermentation takes place. The best apple cider vinegar for therapeutic and health wellness should be made from certified organic apples. Pasteurization is not required, and is not recommended for people using it for health benefits, as this kills all of the delicate nutrients and enzymes. The acidity of the vinegar is enough to prevent unhealthy bacteria (including E. Coli) from developing. After the fermentation process is completed, the result is the formation of acetic acid, the main beneficial compound found in apple cider vinegar.

ACV can appear murky and have “cobweb-like” strings, but this is a good thing.

This murky brown appearance of ACV, as well as the strands of yeast that may be present, actually clue you in to the fact that the cider is of good-quality. These strands are bits of live yeast, and they are actually alive. These contain the bacteria that once entered into the body, provide various healing benefits.

ACV is extremely low in calories and sugar.

Although it’s made using sugar, the sugar is consumed during fermentation, so you barely ingest any of it in the finished product. ACV has about 3-5 calories per tablespoon, and a little usually goes a long way. So you wind up with a very beneficial drink for virtually no calories or sugar. In fact, one of the biggest benefits of consuming ACV is that it has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, helping to keep them stable and to reduce risk for diabetes or hypoglycemia.

ACV was first used as an a natural disinfectant (and still is today).

Vinegar is known to have anti-fungal abilities and  to kill harmful bacteria and pathogens, so traditionally people used it to clean their homes, bodies, and to fight off fungus from forming. Today, many people still use ACV — and other types of vinegar — for a wide range of cleansing uses.

What is the Mother in the Apple Cider Vinegar?

It is important to note that not all apple cider vinegar is created equally! To get the most out of using ACV, make sure you buy it raw and with the “mother” intact, which means it still contains the beneficial compounds including probiotics.

It is imperative that you select organic, unfiltered and unpasteurized apple cider vinegar to reap its many health and beauty benefits. Also, look for cloudy vinegar; this is the sign that the friendly enzymes and bacteria that promote healing have not been removed. The cloudy strands is what is referred to as the “mother” probiotics.

Have you tried any of these apple cider vinegar uses?  How do you use it?


From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more!


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Cucumbers can be used as a natural remedies to help have a healthy Lifestyle!!

Cucumbers are said to be the fourth most cultivated food in the world, and are a member of the gourd family. Cucumbers Have numerous been used for Numerous Natural remedies.

They were first cultivated in India, and have been grown for over 3000 years.

what nutrients do cucumbers have?

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins and minerals that you need every day for good healthy lifestyle!

Just one average sized cucumber contains most of the B vitamins (help with energy and reducing effects of stress),

  • 1, biotin,
  • 2, folic acid,
  • 3, vitamin C,
  • 4, calcium and vitamin K (both important for bone health),
  • 5, copper,
  • 6, iron,
  • 7, magnesium,
  • 8, manganese,
  • 9, phosphorous,
  • 10, potassium (can help lower blood pressure)
  • 11, zinc.
  • The silica in cucumbers helps to strengthen connective tissues to promote joint and hair and nail health, and may help to stimulate the growth of hair.
  • Cucumbers are full of important electrolytes and antioxidants.
  • They are made up of 95% water, which is hydrating to the body.
  • Remember too, that cucumbers are a Whole, Raw Food, the Best thing that you can do for your body!
  • Cucumbers contain fiber for digestive health and have a mild detoxing effect, helping to clear toxins and waste from the body.
  • Fiber helps to prevent constipation.
  • To prevent chronic constipation, eat some cucumbers every day!
  • High fiber foods curb the appetite and help you to maintain a healthy weight.
  • High Fiber = Improved Digestion = Easier To Lose Weight
  • Low in fat, calories, sodium, and cholesterol.
  • Only about 16 calories with the peel!
  • Mild enough for the pickiest eaters!

cucumber health benefits

  • Plant foods like cucumbers help to reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes.
  • Cucumbers contain a hormone needed to produce insulin, which is beneficial to diabetics.
  • They contain three lignans, that have been shown to reduce the risk of several types of cancers and cardiovascular disease.
  • Potassium, magnesium and fiber in cucumbers help to regulate blood pressure, whether it is low or high.
  • Potassium can help lower risk of stroke.
  • Fisetin in cucumbers is anti-inflammatory, which plays a part in brain health and neurological functioning, and is being studied for use with Alzheimer’s disease.
  • A compound called sterols in cucumbers have been found to help reduce cholesterol levels.
  • Cucumbers contain high levels of nutrients called cucurbitacins, A, B, C, D and E, known to block certain pathways that cancer cells use to survive and proliferate.

more cucumber health benefits!

  • Are you stressed out and don’t have time for a massage, facial or visit to the spa?  Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water.  The chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma. Studies have shown that this has been used to reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.
  • Cucumbers are widely used in skin care for protecting against the effects of aging, as well as being effective against wrinkles.
  • Cucumbers tone the skin, and women have used them for centuries for eye puffiness and dark circles.
  • Used topically, cucumbers help to decrease swelling and inflammation.
  • Cucumbers have a cooling effect on sunburns, skin irritations and insect bites.
  • Cucumbers have pain-relieving abilities due to anti-inflammatory substances such as flavonoids and tannins.
  • Ingredients in cucumbers help to limit the release of free radicals in your body.
  • Looking for a fast and easy way to reduce cellulite before going out to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumber along your problem area for a few minutes.  The phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles, too!
  • Just finished a business lunch and you don’t have gum or mints?  Find a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath. The phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath!
  • The fiber and water in cucumbers also boost saliva production in your mouth to help wash away bacteria and bad odor.
  • Feeling tired in the afternoon? Put down the caffeinated soda or coffee and pick up a cucumber!
  • Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours, with no sugar crash!
  • Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat some cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough B vitamins and electrolytes, not to mention water, to replace essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!
  • Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?  Cucumbers have been used for centuries by European trappers, traders and explorers for quick meals to thwart off starvation.
  • Try using cucumber slices instead of chips for dipping!
  • Add slices of cucumbers to cold water for a cool and refreshing drink.
  • Chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, feta cheese and olive oil make a quick, easy and healthy Greek/Mediterranean side dish.

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Buy organic cucumbers when possible, as the skin unfortunately can contain a lot of pesticides.

Wash well or peel if consuming.

I have an abundance of small pickling cucumbers in my little garden. They are very easy to grow, and I feel better knowing that there is no poison sprayed on them!

Cucumbers in grocery stores are usually waxed to retain their moisture. This would be a good reason to peel them before eating!

odd uses for cucumbers!

  • Looking for a ‘green’ way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean… not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but it won’t leave streaks and won’t harm your fingers or fingernails while you clean!
  • Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?  Try rubbing a slice of cucumber over the mirror… it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.
  • Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing!
  • Also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!
  • Have an important meeting or job interview and realize you don’t have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe.  It’s chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great, but will repel water!
  • Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices of cucumber in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans, but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

Alternative Therapies-
Alternatives To Doctors And Drugs!

Alternative Healing Options
Alternative Ways To Heal!

Alternative Healing Remedies CAN Change Your Health!

Pharmaceutical companies and western medicine Want You To Believe that Your Healing Options Are Limited to medical doctors and prescription medications.

The problem is that Many of these prescriptions actually Cause Further Damage to the body, which requires More prescriptions to deal with the side effects They cause! These are all counter productive to living a health lifestyle!

If you watch TV, then you can’t help but see the Extreme amount of drug ads, pushing new and Sometimes Barely Tested drugs on us (yes, Really).

Did you know that in MOST countries it is ILLEGAL for pharmaceutical companies to Advertise?!

What we consider here in the U.S. as ’alternative’ or ‘complementary alternative medicine’, (or ‘natural, or ‘herbal’, or ‘ancient’, or …) has actually been in existence for as long as man has been on this planet!

Before man-made chemicals were introduced, native remedies consisted mainly of plants. Leaves, stems, barks, seeds, roots, flowers, oils, all derived from local vegetation.

Plants were ground into poultices, brewed into teas, inhaled as aromatherapy, or smoked as dried herbs. Alternative Healing Finds the Root Cause

Alternative Healing just works differently.

These healing options address the Root Cause of the problem and work to bring about better health in an individual.

Unlike most prescription medications that have been around for less than fifty years, these Alternative Remedies are items that you find in Nature and have Thousands of Years of Proof that show that

They JUST WORK! Most prescription medications that are prescribed today have not even been around long enough for us to know what the ‘Long-Term’ Side Effects will be! There is an Alarming Epidemic of Pain-Pill Addictions and Accidental Overdoses.

Do You Really Want to expose Yourself or a Loved One to a Life-Robbing, Crippling Addiction to pharmaceutical-strength pain medications?

There are So Many *Alternative* Ways to Heal!

Did you know –

that recent numbers show that 80% of the World’s pain meds are consumed in the United States, which has only 5% of the world’s population?!

And that accidental prescription drug overdoses are now the leading cause of Preventable Deaths here in the U.S., more than car accidents?

And prescription pain pills lead to a Higher crime rate and More health problems?

States with medical marijuana available as a substitute for pain pills, have a Lower rate of prescription painkiller overdoses each year?

Have you ever actually Read the inserts that come with your prescriptions?

It’s enough to make you sick(er)!