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  1. Welcome back everyone,
    The following article from Cancer Defeated has a wealth of information on how to stop inflammation from taking over your body. There is some very good advice on what you can do to stop this inflammation from shortening your life. It follows my usual advice on keeping your body alkaline, by drinking ionized water, eating foods in the right combination and taking probiotics to nourish your supply of good bacteria. All of this will keep your body functioning as it should. Get rid of the inflammation by building a good immune system which will fight off the regular toxic invasions of your body. Celery is an important key- Organic is the way to go with this. See what it can do for you!
    The following article is very important for you to read. It may help you or a loved one.
    To your health,
    Barbara
    Newsletter #244
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    About Cancer Defeated!

    New Evidence that Inflammation
    Causes Cancer — and an Exciting
    New Anti-Inflammatory

    If you've ever experienced aching joints… stuffy nostrils… skin eruptions… or asthma attacks…then you have firsthand knowledge of some uncomfortable effects of INFLAMMATION.

    But the pain and discomfort are the least of your worries. Inflammation is a serious health risk. It can prevent your organs from functioning properly. In fact, it can actually destroy them.

    Excessive inflammation from infections or health conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease has been linked to nearly 25 percent of all cancers!

    But keep reading and I'll tell you a very promising new solution to inflammation. If the findings hold up, it will not only relieve your pain but help prevent some of the most threatening diseases.

    Continued below. . .


    Oliver was doomed to die from cancer
    within 8 hours --

    But then he found out what to do. . .

    Oliver had reached the end of the road in his seven-year fight against cancer. His doctors didn't think this 32-year-old man would live through the night.

    But when I talked to Oliver six years later, he was the picture of health! He got rid of his cancer completely.

    Yes, Oliver found the answer — his own cancer miracle.

    I sat down with him and his doctor and they told me an incredible story. . . a story that could help save you or someone you love from this dreaded disease.

    If you'd like to hear it, click here now.


    Although specific health problems are often named after the body part where they occur—inflammation can affect almost any body part. It typically involves an influx of white blood cells followed by pain, heat, redness and swelling. The redness and swelling you get when you sprain a joint or cut yourself are symptoms of inflammation.

    Inflammation is your body's immune response to infection, injury or irritation. When the infection or injury is healed, the inflammation should stop. But when you're constantly exposed to some cause of irritation like pollution, chemicals or unhealthy foods, the inflammation never stops and the damage becomes deep and permanent.

    It can lead to the chronic diseases of aging like heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis.

    It sounds like a paradox, but chronic inflammation both causes these long-term health problems AND results from them. The disease gets worse because of the inflammation and the inflammation gets worse as the disease progresses.

    A recent study from researchers at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute found that inflammation causes a rise in levels of a molecule called microRNA-155 (miR-155).

    An increase in the levels of this molecule has been associated with the development of leukemia, as well as breast, gastric and lung cancers.

    What's more, the researchers found that when miR-155 levels increased, the proteins needed to repair DNA began to decrease. The results?

    A higher rate of gene mutations which can lead to cancer.

    And these results don't appear to be a fluke. Several published studies demonstrate a strong link between inflammation and cancer incidence. Some studies have shown that low levels of inflammation seem to indicate reduced cancer risk—and increased chances of survival.

    Others have demonstrated that high inflammation levels indicate an increased cancer risk… impaired immune systems… and a higher resistance to some anti-cancer therapies.

    These results have led some researchers to believe that levels of inflammation actually may predict a person's potential for surviving cancer.

    My interpretation is that low-level inflammation indicates an immune system that's doing its job, while high-level inflammation indicates an immune system that overwhelmed and working overtime.

    So what causes inflammation to occur in the first place?

    Well, there are several common causes of inflammation.

    Just take the foods you eat as an example. Here are some top offenders that can lead to chronic inflammation and health problems:

    1. SUGAR—not only can excess sugar rot your teeth, but it also increases your risk of experiencing inflammation associated with chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer.
    2. OILS—vegetable cooking oils typically have very high omega-6 fatty acids, which promote inflammation and health disasters such as cancer and heart disease.
    3. DAIRY—some estimates show that nearly 60 percent of the world's population cannot tolerate the lactose in dairy products! Milk and many other dairy products can trigger inflammation in your body. People of non-European descent have much high rates of lactose intolerance.
    4. ALCOHOL—regularly consuming high quantities of alcohol can irritate and inflame your esophagus, larynx and liver. Such chronic inflammation becomes a breeding ground for cancerous tumors.
    5. TRANS FATS—these darlings of the fast food industry are health assassins! They increase your levels of "bad" cholesterol and promote inflammation and obesity.

    This list barely scratches the surface when it comes to foods that can trigger inflammation in your body. There are many other factors to consider as well, such as:

    • Environmental pollutants and toxins
    • Gum disease
    • Long-term illness
    • Obesity
    • Smoking
    • Stress

    Don't give up the fight!

    Considering all the common causes, it might seem hard to avoid inflammation. But the good news is this: there are just as many foods you can eat to help REDUCE inflammation in your body! AND there's a very promising new supplement.

    In fact, modifying your lifestyle and diet, including food supplements, is one of the safest, lowest-risk things you can do to fight inflammation.

    If you smoke—QUIT! If you eat lots of sugary, high fat foods—STOP!

    But by all means do increase your intake of foods such as:

    • Fruits—berries, melons and citrus fruits are all great choices
    • Vegetables—squash, sweet potatoes and leafy greens make great choices to boost antioxidant levels
    • Beans, legumes and whole grains—these items provide plenty of healthy fiber. People who eat high fiber diets tend to experience less inflammation.
    • Spices—some of your best inflammation fighters are garlic, ginger, hot chilis, and turmeric

    The most well-known supplements to reduce inflammation are proteolytic (protein-digesting) enzymes, oils such as fish oil and flaxseed oil that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and the spice turmeric or its active ingredient, curcumin.

    But now there's another nutrient that may be a potential inflammation-stopper. It's a dietary supplement called Anatabloc®, produced by a Virginia-based company called Star Scientific, Inc.

    Each tablet contains 1 milligram of anatabine base. This nutrient occurs naturally in plants such as tomatoes and peppers. It's known to reduce activity of a protein that causes inflammation.

    Here's how they say it works…

    First the anatabine in Antabloc® enters a cell. Once inside, it deactivates the protein called NFkB.

    This prevents the NFkB from entering the cell nucleus—and triggering inflammation throughout your body.

    The product is subject of an ongoing clinical trial, with two more scheduled to begin by the end of the year. But according to the company website, Anatabloc® already has shown significant anti-inflammatory effects in test tube and animal studies, and in human epidemiological studies of tobacco alkaloid exposures.

    If this non-prescription supplement performs as expected, it could very well be a wonderful addition to a healthy diet and exercise regimen to help shield you from deadly inflammation! The big supplement chain GNC says Anatabloc is their most successful new product of the year.

    But please be clear: You don't have to depend on expensive supplements. You can find some of the most effective medicines in your supermarket's produce department. In the last issue I wrote about one of the best. If you missed this news, you can scroll down and read it right now.


    Celery Sports Awesome Brain Benefits,
    And Shrinks Cancer Too

    Crunch, crunch...

    It's the proverbial low-cal snack… also the taken-for-granted turkey stuffing ingredient and predictable garnish in a Bloody Mary. But don't underestimate this little food gem.

    Not only is it a dieter's delight… It's also a potent cancer fighter. And this little-appreciated edible can help you remember important stuff, like where you parked your car at the airport, or your wedding anniversary. Read on to discover how much this humble food can do for your health. I was shocked to learn about all the benefits. I always thought it was a bland filler.

    Continued below. . .


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    Have you seen the incredible video that explains one doctor's solution for melting away big slabs of belly fat?

    Apparently even overweight couch potatoes lost 26 square centimeters of belly fat -- without surgery or frightening drugs or even changing their eating habits one bit! This shocking new video has been sent to more than 1.3 million people already. If you haven't seen it yet, here's your chance. While it's still available, watch it for free here.

    And just wait until you hear what it does for diabetes...watch free now.


    Most of us don't know much about celery, except that it has "practically no calories", is "mostly water", and is "stringy". But there's a lot more to it than that. . .

    Induces cancer cell ceath and stops cancer growth…

    Celery has several compounds that make it a powerful cancer fighter.

    Both celery and one of its relatives, parsley, contain the cancer-fighting bioflavonoid called apigenin, which has been studied in relation to breast and ovarian cancers.

    A new University of Missouri study found that apigenin shrank a type of breast cancer that's stimulated by progestin, a synthetic hormone often given to menopausal women.

    This study looked at certain mice implanted with a deadly, fast-growing human breast cancer… which were later treated with a progestin similar to those given to post-menopausal women. There was also a control group which did not get progestin.

    One part of the progestin group received apigenin, the others did not.

    The tumors shrank in the apigenin treated mice, and their breast cancer cell growth dropped to the levels of the control group (the ones with no progestin).

    The study co-author, Salman Hyder, noted that apigenin slowed the cancer in three ways:

    1. Inducing cell death
    2. Inhibiting cell proliferation
    3. Reducing expression of a gene associated with cancer growth.

    In other words, tumors grew in the mice not given apigenin. But with apigenin the tumors shrank, and weren't as large to begin with.

    Also, blood vessels that feed cancer cells also had smaller diameters in apigenin-treated mice compared with untreated ones… resulting in restricted nutrient flow to tumors, potentially starving the cancer and limiting its ability to spread.

    They're still studying whether this holds true for humans as well as mice.

    Meanwhile another study, this one at Rutgers University, found other anti-cancer compounds in celery called acetylenics — which can actually stop tumor cells from growing. They suggest that drinking raw celery juice can prevent free radicals from harming your cells, which can stop cancer from developing in your stomach and colon.

    So promising, you'd think the pharmaceutical companies would be all over this. But it'll probably be hard to even get funding for more research, because they can't profit from a compound so easily extracted from a plant. But you can…

    Boosts your white blood cells

    Celery contains another compound, a phytochemical known as coumarin. Studies on coumarins show they're effective for cancer prevention, and are capable of enhancing the immune activities of certain lines of white blood cells.

    In a study done at Tokyo Denki University, scientists examined 21 coumarins for their anti-proliferative activity towards these kinds of cancers:

    • Lung carcinoma
    • Melanin pigment producing mouse melanoma
    • Human T-cell leukemia
    • Human gastric cancer which had metastasized to the liver

    But celery bestows other benefits on you too…

    It may be the best brain food in your fridge

    As you age, your brain tends to overreact to every slight provocation by spitting out clouds of inflammatory compounds linked to memory lapses, fuzzy thinking, and brain fatigue. Celery protects your brain from these problems by telling the hyperactive immune cells to settle down.

    This has implications for diseases like Alzheimer's and multiple sclerosis.1 Inflammation is a factor in cognitive and behavioral impairments associated with aging.

    A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition evaluated luteolin, a plant flavonoid known to squelch inflammatory responses outside the central nervous system.2

    This study showed that brain cells exposed to luteolin had a significantly lowered inflammatory response. Apparently luteolin shuts down production of interleuin-6 (IL-6), a key cytokine in the inflammatory pathway, by a staggering 90 percent! Said principal investigator Rodney Johnson, "This was just about as potent an inhibition as anything we had seen previously."3

    Celery benefits in you in many other ways

    Who ever knew celery was so nutrient-dense and had so many health benefits — for cancer and so much more? Bet you never thought a watery "diet" food could offer so much.

    This long, thin, green vegetable is actually part of the carrot family, along with parsnip, fennel, and parsley.

    Celery's outer stalks, also called ribs, surround its tender, mildly flavored innermost ribs, the celery heart. It also has leaves which are often mistakenly discarded as "inedible". But nothing could be farther from the truth, as celery's leaves contain its highest concentration of nutrients.

    Folklore from many cultures considers it an aphrodisiac. There's not much scientific evidence of that. But never mind that, it's loaded with other benefits.

    Celery is chock full of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin K (good for blood and bones), vitamin C (an immune booster), amino acids, essential fatty acids, folate, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, zinc, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, and E… plus more.

    It can impact you in these far-reaching ways4:

    1. Lowers blood pressure and tones your vascular system. Magnesium deficiency is known to affect your blood pressure. Celery is packed with magnesium, which can relax the muscle cells in your arterial walls. This dilates your arteries, allowing your blood more room to flow freely.
    2. Healthy flexible joints. Celery's anti-inflammatory attributes help reduce joint pain and swelling, which means it can help those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism, and gout. It also contains a diuretic that can help remove uric acid crystals from your joints.
    3. Asthma. Celery's high vitamin C levels can help alleviate asthmatic conditions.
    4. Colds/Flu. Vitamin C also helps prevent viral illnesses.
    5. Insomnia. Sleeplessness can wreak havoc on your health. For a good night's sleep, drink a glass of freshly-juiced celery with one tablespoon of honey before bedtime. This can help you relax into a restful sleep. Plus, its medicinal properties can work while you sleep.
    6. Kidney stones/gall stones. Celery juice can help by clearing the toxins that form these painful stones. Since celery juice is a diuretic, it can help with passing the stone. If you're prone to stones, a daily glass of celery juice can help keep them away.
    7. Possible remedy for migraines, based on celery's coumarin activity.
    8. Aids digestion and alleviates bowel problems.
    9. Lowers cholesterol.
    10. Rebuilds blood cells.
    11. Builds up your immune system.
    12. Regulates body temperature.
    13. Terrific anti-inflammatory.
    14. Supports liver as a potent detoxifier.
    15. May help protect women from urinary tract infections.

    To enjoy these benefits, juice a bunch of celery with a fresh orange for flavor, and drink this juice for 30 days. Or try it juiced with a tomato and add some fresh onion and garlic to increase its medicinal impact.

    If you don't care for the taste of celery but want its benefits, load it up with organic nut butter spread. The celery will provide the crunch, but the nut butter taste will prevail.

    Two important cautions…

    Celery is an amazing food with a plethora of nutrients straight from nature. You can hardly go wrong. Even if you're not on a "diet".

    And yet, here are two important cautions:

    First, lighten up on celery seeds during pregnancy. They contain volatile oils, flavonoids, coumarins, and linoleic acid which could cause uterine contractions... which you certainly don't want before the 39 or 40 week mark. This is a minor problem. I don't think you'll find seed in celery stalks.

    Secondly, celery is one of the "Dirty Dozen"... According to the latest report from the Environmental Working Group, conventional celery is one of the worst types of produce to purchase. Its soft, absorbent skin makes it especially prone to soak up and retain pesticides. Testing revealed residual traces from a staggering 67 pesticides in conventional celery. Would you like a little celery with your pesticides? Not me. I buy organic celery.

    Organic celery can be a terrific food to add to your daily anti-cancer eating plan. It's inexpensive, and you have to eat anyway, so bring some home today.

    Naturally, eating it raw will give you the most bang for your buck.


  2. Welcome back again,

    Maybe you are hearing more and more about friends and family being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. It is on the rise. Sherry Brescia has responded to a question on Celiac disease and it is my opinion that she has addressed the issue very well, once again. She also has a book on Great Taste No Pain dealing with The problem of living in a gluten free environment and making digestion of foods easier. This results in better absorption of nutrients our body needs to be healthy. If you know of anyone with this disease, I would encourage you to pick up the book on Gluten free living and the cookbook featuring Gluten free recipes. Everyone can benefit from reading this. It is only a matter of time before you or someone in your family will need this help.

    New research has shown that the Mucosal layers of the gut of celiac patients is different from other people. Their mucus has a different type of sugar that is attracted to the acidic bad bacteria. This adhers to the gut wall and may be a contributing factor to triggering the response to gluten. Besides learning how to eat gluten free, you also have to consider a few other options. Keeping your body alkaline by drinking the ionized water and making sure you have adequate amounts of good bacteria. The bad bacteria can only thrive in an acidic environment, so the good will crowd out the bad and hopefully aleviate the gluten condition.

    If you are older, you may also require the Digestive enzymes to help break down your foods so they are more easily absorbed through the digestive wall into the blood stream and get to your cells.

    1. You can find the tab on my website on eating foods in the right combination. Click on the top banner and that will take you to Sherry's website and a complete explaination of her book and the benefits. If you go to the digestive enzyme connection highlighted it will also take you to the Blue Rock Holistic and the Probiotics at the end of the article on enzymes. I am currently trying to get a direct link to the Blue Rock Holistic area to make it easier for you.
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    For information on Celiac Disease, see Shery's article below:

    CELIAC DISEASE - GROWING IN NORTH AMERICA SHERRY BRESCIA ON WHAT YOU CAN DO TO COMBAT THIS DISEASE  STAYING ALkALINE, EATING RIGHT FOOD COMBINATIONS GLUTEN FREE, PROBIOTICS
       

    A previously rare condition is now exploding in nearly epidemic proportions. It's estimated that about 3 million people in the US have it, but that figure could actually be 6 million or more because of misdiagnosing.

    It masquerades as many other conditions, so many sufferers and their doctors are fooled (and get the wrong treatment).

    Read on -- you won't want to miss a word...

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    Hi Sherry:

    I enjoy all your advice but now we have a new disease in our family, Celiac.

    My 18 year-old daughter was finally diagnosed but I suspect that other siblings may also be effected by gluten.

    I would like to know if you would mention the possibility of this disease since most of your readers     could be affected by it?

    I also want to know if all  your supplements are gluten free?

    Adrina K.

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    SB: Adina, I have mentioned Celiac disease a number of times in this newsletter, and earlier this year published what, in my opinion is the best book on gluten-free living available today. For your daughter's benefit and that of all my readers who may be affected by gluten, I'm happy to talk about it here.

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    What it Celiac Disease

    Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder where your body has an exaggerated,  inappropriate immune response to gluten (a protein found in wheat, barley and rye).

    In Celiac sufferers, gluten causes severe inflammation and eventually damages the mucosal surface of the small intestine, disrupting the absorption of nutrients.

    In plain English, that means you practically starve from a nutrition standpoint, no matter how much or how healthy you eat.

    The lack of nutrients being absorbed can also lead to deficiency problems like  anemia and osteoporosis, as well as growth retardation in children.

    Unfortunately, Celiac also happens to be one of the most commonly misdiagnosed digestive disorders.

    Because its symptoms are similar to other digestive conditions like IBS, Crohn's or colitis -- cramps, bloating, gas, chronic diarrhea and/or constipation -- people can go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for YEARS. Doctors can't get it right.

    Many Celiac patients suffer in agony for 10 years or more before an accurate diagnosis is made!

    Can you imagine?

    In  addition to the typical digestive symptoms, Celiac can also cause problems  like:

    - Irritability and depression
        - Fatigue
        - Joint pain
        - Muscle cramps
        - Sores inside your mouth
        - Tooth discoloration
        - Skin rash

    The conventional medical treatment for Celiac has involved avoiding foods containing gluten and taking medications for symptomatic relief.

    That's a good start.

    But for many, it's not enough.

    Here's why:

    Part 1: Stop ALL--not  just some--of the irritation

    Even though a Celiac sufferer may be avoiding the "primary offender" (gluten), if they are still eating foods that are inherently difficult for their body to digest, and continue to irritate their already-inflamed small intestine, guess what they're still going to have?

    Right...

    ...intense cramps, gas, bloating, constipation and diarrhea.

    That's why many Celiac sufferers REALLY feel hopeless -- here they are, doing what they think is right and leading gluten free lives, yet are still enduring digestive hell.

    But the answer to their prayers is so very simple.

    In addition to avoiding gluten, it's crucial for Celiac sufferers to eat foods that are easily digested and alkalizing to their bodies.

    That way, their foods are broken down completely as they should be and move through their sensitive, sore intestines much easier.

    And almost immediately, those sore insides can feel MUCH better.

    And  they can start to heal...almost immediately.

    Efficient, thorough digestion of foods also helps maximize nutrient absorption, which is a definite known challenge with Celiacs.

    Following the advice in the Great  Taste No Gluten health system will help Celiacs (and ANYONE with even a  slight gluten  sensitivity) accomplish this crucial goal of fast, complete, comfortable digestion.

    The Great Taste No Gluten manual, "Unraveling the Gluten-Free Mystery" explains the few simple principles you need to remember and why they're so effective for everyone. It is logical,     entertaining, and will make perfect sense to you.

    The other Great Taste No Gluten manuals teach you all the ways gluten is disguised in foods so you can make sure you're avoiding it 100%, as well as give you substitution charts for many common gluten free ingredients and meal planning suggestions to keep ALL of your meals pain-free.

    And the gluten free  recipe book contains over 160 scrumptious gluten free delights which  your whole family will LOVE, whether or not they have a gluten challenge.

    Get     this--no one in my family even has a problem with gluten yet they often request one of my gluten free breads when we're having soup or stew for dinner. As a matter of fact, I just made the Tomato Rosemary Bread on page 53 to have with our dinner last night!

    And wait until you taste my chicken marsala...

    I  promise you that the recipes in the recipe book portion of the system  are THE best tasting gluten free recipes you have ever had in your life. Not like the nasty, tasteless cardboard crap you find in other books.

    Part 2: Celiacs and gluten sensitives have different intestines

    Part  2 of the Celiac puzzle involves the makeup of the small intestine.

    Recent  studies have shown that the mucosal layers in the intestines of Celiac people is chemically different from that of other people -- their mucus has a different type of sugar than everyone else.

     This  different sugar seems to favor harmful bacteria, which therefore cling  tightly to the intestinal walls. The presence of these harmful bacteria may help trigger the undesirable reaction to gluten.   

    This is why people have been responding so quickly when they start taking Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.

    Medical-grade  probiotics like Super Shield can help combat Celiac because they help the body produce chemicals that prevent dangerous bacteria from sticking to your intestinal walls. They also compete for "parking spaces" along the walls, crowding out the harmful bacteria and depriving them of their food source.

    With Celiacs, their immune systems see harmless substances in the small intestine as dangerous invaders. So, since probiotics are strong stimulators of healthy (not mixed-up) immune responses, they can be  beneficial to someone suffering the challenges of Celiac or other  autoimmune disorders.

     With its 13 top shelf pharmaceutical grade probiotic strains, Super Shield is the perfect     probiotic formula for Celiac sufferers and people who are gluten sensitive.

    It  has NO sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, corn, dairy, artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives...and of course, NO gluten (to answer Adina's other question, none of our supplements contain gluten).
         

    If you or someone you love has Celiac, here's what you need to know to get a handle on this painful, mysterious condition once and for all.

    Great Taste No Gluten and Super Shield are definitely the perfect one-two punch to getting lasting     relief from Celiac (and any level of gluten sensitivity).

    To  your health,

       

    Sherry  Brescia

     

         

      


     

     

     

     

     

             
                 

     

       

     

  3. Welcome back,

    Here is an article by Sherry Brescia on the importance of the Thyroid Gland to so many organs in the body. It is a refresher course for those that have this condition. I am one of them. It reaffirms the reason I am trying to keep an alkaline body and why I should be more carefull in the way I combine foods. The digestive enzymes and probiotics are an added element to  protecting the thyroid gland and coming to its defense when needed. I thought some of you may be interested in this.

    To your continued good health

    The Misdiagnosed Thyroid Condition

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    Whenever something is wrong with your body and you're feeling either
    not-quite-right or downright deathly ill, most people get checked out to determine what's going on, and do what they must to feel better.

    Sometimes the cause and effect relationship is crystal clear, so the answer becomes easy. This is especially true of things like a sinus infection, a broken arm or a stomach bug.

    But sometimes you can get a variety of vague symptoms that appear to be unrelated, so it becomes more of a challenge for a doctor to pinpoint what's really going on.

    This can result in test after test, drug after drug and a series of misdiagnoses.

    And all this time you continue to suffer from both the physical problem as well as the side effects of (the wrong) medications!

    Here's an example.

    ALL of these problems can all be caused by one very sneaky little condition. Can you guess what it is?

    - Fatigue, sluggishness or weakness
    - Dry skin
    - Brittle nails
    - Hair loss and/or coarse or dry hair
    - Increased sensitivity to cold
    - Constipation
    - Memory problems or having trouble thinking clearly
    - Heavy or irregular menstrual periods
    - Weight gain
    - Swelling of the arms, hands, legs, and feet, and facial puffiness, particularly around the eyes
    - Hoarseness
    - Muscle aches and cramps
    - Low blood pressure
    - Elevated blood cholesterol
    - Infertility
    - Sleep irregularities

    Give up?

    All of these symptoms can be caused by a low-functioning thyroid, otherwise known as hypothyroidism.

    Here's why.

    One little gland, LOTS of power

    Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that innocently resides in your neck just above your collarbone.

    And even though this humble little endocrine gland is relatively small in comparison to your main organ systems, it has a BIG job to do.

    You see, thyroid hormones are used by EVERY single cell in your body.

    So it only follows that if your thyroid isn't working quite right, it can affect you from head to toe. That's why you see such a wide variety of potential hypothyroid symptoms in the list I quoted above--ANYwhere in your body is fair game.

    While your thyroid is most known for regulating your body temperature, energy, metabolism and sleep, that's just the tip of the iceberg.

    Here are some of its lesser-known, but very important, jobs:

    1- Calcium absorption

    Your thyroid manufactures and stores calcitonin - which is necessary for regulating calcium for bone absorption and use.

    This is especially important for menopausal women who may have osteoporosis concerns. Calcium supplements are only part of the picture--you need to make sure your body is actually able to USE it.

    And that largely depends on a healthy functioning thyroid.
     

    2- Stomach acid regulation

    Your thyroid helps keep your stomach acid at a healthy level, and this is vitally important.

    You see, contrary to what most people think, too MUCH stomach acid is not the only culprit when it comes to impaired digestion and gut problems.

    Hypochlorhydria (LOW stomach acid) is just as much of a monster.

    Here's why:

    When your stomach doesn't have enough acid to do its job, first and foremost your digestion is destroyed. That can mean trouble going "north" (heartburn, belching, reflux) or "south" (bloating, gas, constipation or diarrhea).

    But it doesn't stop there.

    Without adequate acid, your stomach can't properly break down your foods (especially proteins) into small enough particles for proper nutrient absorption. This can eventually lead to nutrient-deficient conditions like osteoporosis and anemia.

    Plus having food particles that are too big "bullying their way through" the wall of your small intestine can cause it to become too porous (also known as leaky gut syndrome).

    When your gut wall is leaky, dangerous bacteria and toxins that should be contained in your intestines and eliminated with your feces can instead seep into your bloodstream, making you very sick and creating inflammation.

    In addition, the large food particles are seen as dangerous invaders by your immune system, and it can eventually start launching attacks on that food next time you eat it. That's how food sensitivities are created.

    Whew!
     

    3- Liver's little helper

    A well-functioning thyroid gland is necessary to keep your liver excreting the toxins that it filters out of your bloodstream and accumulates.

    Plus your liver is the "hot spot" where 60% of your thyroid hormone conversion takes place...so a sluggish liver loaded with too many toxins can in turn then lead back and worsen low thyroid function.
     

    4- Mom, can I please have some?

    Pregnant or trying-to-get-pregnant women take note: Once the fetus is formed, it does not start producing thyroid hormones until the 2nd trimester.

    Up until that point it's dependent on YOUR thyroid hormones.

    And now that you see all that the thyroid controls, you'll want to make sure you have a well-functioning thyroid making adequate hormones for you AND your baby.
     

    Does this mean me too?

    Current estimates show that between 13-20 million Americans are affected by thyroid disease.

    And the biggest problem with that is...

    Many don't even know it!

    That's right. Potentially millions of Americans are suffering with a number of the symptoms I've mentioned above, taking the WRONG medications and not feeling one bit better!

    Why?

    It's all in the test, my friend.

    You see, when trying to rule out thyroid problems, most doctors will perform just one test--a TSH test. But this can paint an incomplete or downright wrong picture.

    You see, in 2002, The AACE (The American Academy of Clinical Endocrinologists) redefined the "normal range" for TSH as between 0.3-3.0. However, most labs still use a range between 0.5-5.0 as the suggested "normal" for doctors.

    So that means if your TSH level is above 3.0 but less than 5.0, the test would show as "within normal limits" to your doctor, yet chances are excellent that you may need thyroid treatment.

    In addition, TSH is only one of several hormones that your thyroid produces, so to base a decision about the health of your thyroid on a test of just one hormone is like having a car that won't start but only checking the oil as the potential problem.

    A FAR more accurate and sensitive test that assesses thyroid health is the TRH challenge test.

    If you're being checked for thyroid problems your doctor is not familiar with the TRH challenge test, then at least insist that he run the following other tests (in addition to the TSH) to give a more complete picture:

    Total T4
    Total T3
    Free T4
    Free T3
    T3Uptake
    Reverse T3
    Thyroid Antibodies
     

    Take care of your thyroid from within

    If you have a known or suspected thyroid challenge (or want to prevent getting one), you need to make your body a more healthful, supportive home for your thyroid (and ALL your glands and organs).

    The best way to do that is making sure that your pH is at an optimal slightly alkaline level.

    Your entire body (including your organ systems, glands, bones, muscles and tissues) functions best when your pH is slightly alkaline at about 7.365.

    On the other hand, when your pH becomes more acidic (when it dips down below the neutral level of 7), your body cannot function like it's supposed to.

    All of your organs struggle to do their jobs. You can't effectively absorb nutrients from your foods. Your body can't heal itself properly. Inflammation and pains pop up from head to toe.

    Think about this--there is one time in our lives when our bodies are SUPPOSED to be acidic...

    When we're DEAD! That's right--our bodies naturally become acidic upon death so we can decompose as Nature intended.
     

    The great news is that getting and staying in that slightly alkaline range has never been easier or more delicious...

    With the help of the Great Taste No Pain eating system.

    In the GTNP manuals, you will learn which foods are acid-forming and which are alkaline. You'll also get menu suggestions and learn the best foods to pair together for pain-free, efficient digestion, with minimal acid waste creation.

    As a matter of fact, many of the alkaline foods you'll enjoy will also be like a push broom and help sweep away any acid waste buildup you may already have!

    There is even a restaurant guide to keep you on track when you dine out, and a recipe book loaded with tasty creations your whole family will love.

    Note: If you also have a gluten challenge, Great Taste No Gluten is your ticket instead.

    You'll still get great advice on keeping your meals low acid, as well as top-notch advice on avoiding gluten and 160 scrumptious gluten free recipes.
     

    Your immune system helps too

    Low functioning thyroid can also be the result of an autoimmune disease--known as Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

    So a wise approach for anyone fighting an autoimmune disease is to come head to head with the culprit that's causing the problem to begin with -- the immune system.

    That's where probiotics may be a big help.

    Here's how:

    Your immune system's cells (called T cells) are made in your bone marrow. These T cells will develop into one of 2 types -- a Helper T cell or a Regulatory T cell.

    Helper T cells patrol your body like a police officer, looking for dangerous invaders. Once they detect a real or perceived threat, they quickly multiply themselves and attack.

    Regulatory T cells stop inflammation and keep harmless tissues safe.

    Most often the decision of whether a T cell becomes Helper or Regulatory takes place in your gut.

    Probiotics in your gut help to encourage more Regulatory T cell formation, which means more cells for your body to naturally fight inflammation.

    Great news for people with Hashimoto's thyroiditis and other autoimmune diseases!

    Unlike dangerous drugs, probiotics can help address the immune system's mixed-up response to normal tissues and cells. And with no horrible side effects!

    Super Shield Probiotics was designed to be a potent and effective helper for a wide variety of health challenges, including autoimmune diseases.

    One of Super Shield's strains, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, helps to strengthen your gut-barrier function and has been shown to have a beneficial impact on autoimmune conditions as well as constipation. (Remember constipation is one of the thyroid symptoms I mentioned above.)

    Additionally, Super Shield's 12 other potent strains will help keep your gut flora in proper balance, encouraging the formation of more anti-inflammatory T cells.

    If you have the challenges of Hashimoto's thyroiditis or other autoimmune disease, see what a difference it can make to help target it from within--with supershield

    To your health,

    Sherry Brescia

    When I was first diagnosed with colitis the doctor gave me Lialda 2 tablets a day. Two weeks later my doctor increased my medication to 4 per day (as I had little help from the 2 per day) and added an anti-inflammatory medication that I had to stop because they made my legs swell.

    I admit continuing the Lialda for about a week and a half after I started the Great Taste No Pain program because I wasn't sure which treatment was working.

    But I now take no medication for my colitis.

    I love the Mom's buttermilk pancakes-Yummy.

    And I Iost 23 pounds!

    Thank you.

    William

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  4. Wellcom back,

    Breast cancer is the scariest thing for women as well as men. Some breast cancers are not receptive to the usual trealtment of Tamoxifen. Recent research looks promising by the administration of MSM, a sulpher product. Speak to your Doctor about this and show him this article below if he has not had time to be aware of it. Eating right and drinking ionized water is an added advantage over cancer of all kinds as they simply cannot survive in a PH8 and higher. I hope someone finds this useful to themselves or a loved one.

    To your good health:


    to me
    October 27, 2012
    Popular joint supplement slows
    aggressive breast cancers
    You may know that sulfur has that nasty, rotten-egg smell that none of us wants around. But you may not know that one-quarter of your body weight is sulfur. Most of it is in your muscles, skin, and bones. Sulfur is so vital for your body that it can help prevent and treat joint problems, fatigue, and depression. But new research suggests it can even slow down highly aggressive breast cancer tumors.

    A new study out of China wanted to know if the compound methylsulfonylmethane could inhibit breast cancer growth. You may know methylsulfonylmethane as MSM. This organic sulfur-containing compound provides your body with an abundance of sulfur. So taking the supplement would give the researchers clear evidence as to whether it can stop breast cancer or not.

    Could this modern twist on ancient remedies make your joint pain a thing of the past?

    You've heard of glucosamine, turmeric, ginger, and boswellia. But you probably haven't heard of this new breakthrough that makes them all work up to 20 times better.

    Watch the video now

    In this study, the researchers wanted to determine the effect of MSM on breast cancer cell survival. So they exposed cells to different concentrations of MSM (100, 300, and 500 mM) for 24 hours. Then they compared these cells to the control cells.

    What they found is that the higher the dose, the more the MSM decreased the cells’ ability to survive.

    But 24 hours isn’t long enough to prove anything. So the researchers took the next step and gave mice with these tumors the same dosage of MSM for 30 days. They had the same results - the more MSM they took, the more the MSM was able to suppress the cancer cells. The results were so profound that the researchers recommended the use of MSM for the treatment of all types of breast cancer including the highly aggressive triple-negative cancers. Triple-negative breast cancers do not respond to hormonal therapies like Tamoxifen. So this recommendation carries significant weight.

    If you have any form of breast cancer, you may want to follow these researchers' advice and add MSM to your diet. You can get sulfur from raw (but not pasteurized) milk, meat, fish, fruits, vegetables (particularly garlic and onions), and grains.

    However, you’re not going to get enough sulfur from food to treat cancer (though it may help prevent it). To fight the tumors, you’ll need to take supplemental MSM. You should ask an integrative physician how much you should take. But most dosages will be between 1,000 mg daily and 6,000 mg daily. Take it to bowel tolerance.

    An added benefit: If you have arthritis, you may find the extra sulfur helps relieve some of your joint pain.

    Your insider for better health,

    Steve Kroening

    Source:

    http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0033361#abstract0

    Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20 years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors, including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.

  5. Welcome back,

    There is so much material available for Cancer patients. Many of the nonmedical treatments can be combined with he current approach to treating cancer. This is one of them.
    As there are so many different types of cancer, it can be difficult finding the right approach. Perhaps this will work for you. This method is also a good preventative method as the emphasis is, again, on keeping the body in a more alkaline environment so as to be uninviting to cancer cells. Cancer only likes an acidic and toxic environment. Let us rid our bodies of it before it begins!

    Enjoy the article below

    Carctol

    Carctol is an Indian Ayurvedic formula developed by Dr. Nandlal Tiwari, Ayurvedic specialist. Dr. Tiwari has been treating terminally ill cancer patients with his special herbal cancer therapy for the past 20 years. He claims a fair measure of success based on hits treatments.

    The eight herbs that make up Carctol are recognized in India for their medicinal properties. Dr. Tiwari developed the formula following research on herbs gathered in the Assam forests of India. Both Dr. Tiwari and additional scientists in the United Kingdom ran tests on the herbs within Carctol and found them to be effective as a healing agent for people with cancer, excluding cancer where ascites is present.

    Ingredients within each capsule of Carctol are:

    • Blepharis Edulis 200 mg
    • Piper Cubeba Linn 120 mg
    • Smilax China Linn 80 mg
    • Ammani Vesicatoria 20 mg
    • Hemidesmus lndicus 20 mg
    • Lepidium Sativum Linn 20 mg
    • Rheum emodi Wall 20 mg
    • Tribulus Terrestris 20 mg

    Carctol is most often used as an adjunct treatment for cancer sufferers already taking conventional medicine. It can also be taken as a preventative treatment for those without cancer.

    Dr. Tiwari claims Carctol works by changing the pH of the body so that it is less acidic and more alkaline, making it hard for acidic cancer cells to survive. In many ways, Carctol is a form of detoxification that helps the kidneys, liver, and bowels excrete toxins. Proponents also claim that it strengthens the immune system. These benefits supposedly help neutralize the toxicity often experienced with chemotherapy and radiation treatment. A study in India of 1,900 cancer patients who followed the Carctol program reported a 75% or higher improvement in 2% of the patients. A 25%-75% benefit was seen in 50% of the patients and little improvement was seen in the remaining 25%.* See Dr. Rosy Daniel.

  6. Welcome back,

    Remember I mentioned it was possible to live to 150 years of age. Here is an article explaining just that. It is short and to the point. More research is going on in this area, but they know what needs to be done and are making headway.
    To your long  and healthy life!

    Featured Article:

    How Switching on a Certain Enzyme Can Help YouLive Longer and Healthier
    Well into the Age of 100 and Beyond

    Centenarians used to be a novelty: Reaching the 100-year mark was a feat not many accomplished. Nowadays, centarians are celebrated, but certainly no
    longer a rarity. The UN estimates that by 2013, 3,000,000 people will be enjoying their second century! The record is set at 122 years old...


    Advancements in medicine and technology have allowed us to stretch the limits of our maximum life span, and some scientists now believe it is possible to lengthen that span to 150 years and beyond.

    How would you like to live to the age of 100 ... or 122 ... or even 150 years?

    There is one major thing that limits the average human lifespan to 79 years old—and that is an enzyme discovered by a Nobel Prize winning scientist. This enzyme acts as a buffer against aging and regenerates lost youth by acting as your immortality switch—and lack of it causes just the opposite.

    Now, there are many ways to turn on that switch in order to increase your probability of reaching the century mark—and you can learn them for f*r*e*e when you read further.

    The Aging Process

    Cells are the building blocks of life, and our bodies are filled with trillions of them. In each of these cells lies a nucleus and inside the nucleus are chromosomes, which contain our genes. Every chromosome has two arms, each made up of a single molecule of DNA. A DNA molecule starts life 100 million bases long, and at its tip are end caps called telomeres.

    Our DNA strands are about 15,000 bases long when we are in the womb. As soon as we are born, however, our cells begin to divide in order to get nutrients into, and waste products out of, the nucleus. Every time a cell splits, the telomeres become shorter. Once your telomeres are made up of only 5000 bases, you die, if not from disease, then from old age itself.

    Telomeres: The Key to Longevity

    Over 1,000 studies have linked shortened telomeres to aging and disease. Shorter telomeres have also been linked to health problems such as:

     

              Cancer, particularly of the bladder, breast , mouth and colon

        Weakened immune system and a greater susceptibility to infections


        Neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's


        Type 2 Diabetes


        Atrophy of the spleen, intestines and testicles


        Atherosclerosis


        DNA damage



    In 1984 biochemist and biophysicist Elizabeth Blackburn discovered that the enzyme telomerase can actually lengthen telomeres. In 2009 Blackburn, along with Carol Greider and Jack Szostack, was awarded the Nobel prize for revealing that chromosomes are protected by telomeres and telomerase.

    Telomerase protects your cells and your health by slamming the brakes on telomere shortening and activating the switch that lengthens and rebuilds them. Numerous animal studies have shown that chronic health conditions can be reversed by switching on this enzyme.

    How to Reach the 150-Year Mark

    Researchers have discovered that centenarians in good health have longer telomeres than those suffering from ill health.

    The key to becoming a healthy centenarian is activating the telomerase switch, which is lying dormant in each of your cells. How do you turn the switch on? Scientists are hard at work trying to develop pharmaceutical strategies to activate sleeping telomerase, but the solution is a lot easier. Simple lifestyle choices have been proven to lengthen and protect telomeres, thereby increasing health and reversing aging.



    Lifestyle Choices for an Ageless Body and Mind

    Dr. Al Sears M.D., the first physician in America licensed to administer the supplement based on telomere-therapy, has compiled a comprehensive handbook that presents lifestyle choices that help lengthen your telomeres and increase your longevity. In this f*r*e*e guide, Dr. Sears reveals:

    • key nutrientsthe to activate telomerase (and the best way to get them);
    • a quick and easy technique that helps slow down your thoughts and sharpen your focus, thereby contributing to anti-aging;
    • a very simple (but effective!) anti-aging workout that caused the subjects in a telomere study involving twins to be a decade younger than those of their inactive siblings.


    For a limited time, Dr. Al Sears is offering this handbook titled The Fountain of Youth Breakthrough at no cost to you! This free guide offers easy-to-understand solutions to turn on the telomerase switch in your cells and live a disease-free life well into your century mark.

    Click here to send for your f*r*e*e handbook—and learn about a landmark Harvard study involving test mice with all the signs of old age (smaller brains, failing eyesight, low libido, gray hair, poor memory and cognitive skills), who experienced tremendous age reversal. They had significant brain regeneration—and their gray hair, poor eyesight and all signs of aging disappeared when the immortality switch was turned on. Find out how this age-reversing switch can be turned on in you, too, by going here.



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  7. Wecome back,

    The immune system is very complex. I have rather symplified it on the web site . For those wanting a little more indepth understanding of the system as it protects the body against microbes and viruses, have a look below. It is fascinating. Perhaps a little intimidating to those who have never unstood it, but definately enlightening to those that are interested. It shows all the more reason to stick to an alkaline eating program and build up your natural defense of B and T cells from the gut and into the blood. The maps within the body are good as a professor of medicine explains the process of these fighter cells withing on how they recognize and destroy pathogens which are foreign to our bodies. When you finish looking at the last video, do go further and listen to Dr. Anthony DeFranco- He explains it so well and ends by talking about the vacines they are developing and have developed ie. Breast cancer, Crohn's Disease and Arhtritis.  I have always felt that by unraveling the chemistry of the genes, we would have a better chance of understanding autoimmune diseases. Our bodies are amazingly efficient. Perhaps we should just try to help ourselves by listening a little bit more to a "change" within us. You know that feeling when somehow, things just don't feel right. The best way is by nourishing our bodies, drinking ionized alkaline water and trying to avoid stress for long periods of time. Step by step...we can do it!

    TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH

    ENJOY THE ARTICLE AND VIDEOS

    4 Critical Organs That Make Up Your Immune System & Prevent Diseases

    October 18, 2012 by admin in Health News with 0 Comments
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    It goes without saying that we live in a world full of germs, bacteria, and diseases which are present in our immediate surroundings and that we encounter in our daily lives. From the dirt we encounter to the different forms of pollution we live with to virus-carrying and bacteria-spreading agents such as insects that go by without notice, the probability of coming into contact with something unhealthy for you is almost always a constant. It is then a great wonder that, despite all of these opportunities for sickness and illness in our lives, our bodies are able to naturally remain relatively healthy and well guarded against such diseases, able to fight back even when we become infected with viruses and bacteria.

    If you’re wondering how all of this is possible, you don’t have to look far for the reason why we can stay so healthy despite being in the presence of so much un-health; all you need to do is look in a mirror and see your own body. Each of our bodies contains an immune system, a sort of natural defensive mechanism our bodies have that protects us from external and internal factors that might compromise our health. The immune system is made up of a structure of organs that work together in order to keep our body as healthy as it can be, including lymph nodes, bone marrow, thymus, and the spleen.

    Lymph Nodes

    A lymph node is an organ that looks like a bean and measures anywhere from 1 to 2 centimeters. It mainly contains numerous cells that are essential to supporting your immune system. These cells are white blood cells whose main purpose is to act as the defenders of your body against any possible bacteria or pathogen that might harm it. In these white blood cells you can find lymphocytes and macrophages.

    Lymphocytes, which include the B, T, and Natural Killer cells, often act as the first-response defenders of your body, identifying what are and what are not part of your body and almost immediately locating and dealing with them. Macrophages, on the other hand, are a more versatile type of cell which are tasked with clearing our body of dead cells, providing antigens to counteract pathogens, and further encouraging the lymphocytes in our immune system.

    Lymph nodes are not just one single organ in your immune system. Rather, they are scattered throughout your body in order to be able to respond to infected areas faster and disperse the appropriate cells to meet your body’s specific needs. Certain lymph nodes, however, such as the ones located in the lungs or in the head and neck area, can have specific tasks to fulfill relative to the organ it is in proximity to.

    Lymph nodes are the centers that facilitate the action of white blood cells. Whenever there is an infection in your system, your body sends the rest of the white bloods cells from other lymph nodes to the lymph node which is currently fighting the infection. This increase of white blood cells will cause a lymph node to become inflamed. The inflammation in your lymph nodes can also be used to identify certain illnesses and can even be used to determine the stage of cancer.

    If your lymph nodes begin to fail, your entire immune system will be affected. This is because your lymph nodes carry the appropriate cells that fight off bacteria and pathogens in your body, which is the basic defense of your immune system. You usually do not have to take any special precautions to take care of your lymph nodes. However, cases of painful lymph nodes due to inflammation can be treated with antibiotics.

    Bone Marrow

    Bone marrow, as the name suggests, is the fatty tissue found within the larger bones in our body. There are two different kinds of bone marrow in our body – red bone marrow and yellow bone marrow, also more formally known as the medulla ossium rubra and the medulla ossium flava, respectively. The red bone marrow can be found in the smaller, flatter bones while the yellow bone marrow can be found within the vacant spaces within the larger bones.

    Our bone marrows perform a wide variety of tasks, chief of which is the production of blood cells and platelets. The importance of red blood cells and platelets to our body’s circulation and general upkeep does not need to be stressed. However, the bone marrow also helps our immune system by producing the white blood cells that our lymph nodes use. Along with the thymus, which will be discussed later on, the bone marrow is one of the main initial producers of lymphocytes in our system.

    Bone marrow transplants are quite common among cancer patients and patients with diseases that diminish the body’s production of blood cells. Along with other goals such as helping increase a person’s platelet count, bone marrow transplants are undertaken to help strengthen the patient’s immune system.

    Unfortunately, the bone marrow is subject to numerous diseases and infections. Tuberculosis, leukemia, and exposure to radiation are often culprits in the weakening and waning of the bone marrow and the blood cells it produces. If the bone marrow is not taken care of and is unable to produce the adequate amount of blood cells for the body, then the rest of the immune system will take a hit since it is the white blood cells and lymphocytes that provide the backbone of our immune system.

    Like the lymph nodes, you usually do not have to do anything in particular aside from the usual healthy lifestyle to take care of your bone marrow as it will take care of itself. Patients who have undergone bone marrow transplant, however should follow their doctor’s instructions so that they may achieve a full and speedy recovery.

    Thymus

    The thymus is an organ that has a more specialized function with regard to our body’s immune system. It is the thymus that helps the previously mentioned T cells develop and enables them to function as protectors of the body. This is accomplished through the genetic rearrangement of the receptors in the T cell during its maturation phase in the thymus.

    Unlike most organs in the immune system, the thymus reaches its maximum potential during the childhood years of a person into puberty, eventually undergoing atrophy past the teen-aged years and becoming almost indistinguishable from the other tissues that surround it by the time a person reaches old age. This is because a large majority of the total stock of T cells are already produced and accumulated in the early years of life, so the thymus is less and less used as the years go on.

    If the thymus is compromised while a person is still young, it could result in the person experiencing deficiencies in his or her immune system and becoming extremely vulnerable to infections and other sicknesses later on in life. Since the thymus deteriorates as the person gets older, maintaining it is not as difficult and defects in the thymus are often genetic and can be detected through medical check-ups.

    Spleen

    The spleen may perhaps be one of the less necessary organs in the immune system as a person can still be completely healthy even after the removal of the spleen. However, this is not to downplay the importance of the spleen. This is because the spleen acts as a sort of filter for the blood.

    The spleen is responsible for the removal of old, dead blood cells and storing extra blood in case the body is suddenly in need of it. Since it stores blood, it also follows that it stores white blood cells, lymphocytes, and other cells of the body that are essential cogs in the body’s immune system. Aside from storing these important cells, the spleen is also able to produce them. This function of the spleen, however, becomes less important as other organs take over when the person grows up.

    As previously mentioned, removing the spleen is not a life or death scenario and it is a very viable and rational option in case complications with the spleen arise. Spleen failure at a young age can produce difficulties in maintaining the health of the body and the strength of its immune system, but it is not on as critical a scale as the failure of other organs in the immune system.

    Taking Care of Your Immune System

    Though you do not have to follow specific instructions and steps in order to take care of your immune system and the organs that comprise it, there are some general guidelines that you can follow to ensure that you are giving your immune system the best possible conditions to work in.

    The most basic way you can take care of your immune system is by having the proper diet. By eating the right food, you are providing your body with vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants that it can use to further supplement and strengthen your immune system. You can do this by eating your share of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. You should avoid junk food as much as possible and have a stable and steady source of meat and protein in your diet. Do note, however, that while meat is an important part of our diet, it should be eaten in moderation as the fat it contains hinders the immune system.

    Another way you can help your own body out is by learning to remove the unnecessary stress in your life. It has been proven that extreme amounts of stress do have physical consequences on your body. Overstressing creates an imbalance of chemicals in your body which will harm your immune system. A weakened immune system will lead to illness, which in turn will most likely lead to further stress, so it is important to stop this cycle at the very start.

    Obviously, along with diet comes exercise. Regular, consistent exercise encourages your body to release its natural vitamins and anti-oxidants which will further fortify your immune system and, at the same time, burn away the fats that hinder it. Exercise is also a productive way through which you can de-stress yourself and forget about your problems, thus killing two birds with one stone.

    An Unsung Hero

    Our body’s immune system often goes by unnoticed and unappreciated despite its numerous important contributions to our everyday living. Hopefully, after reading this article, you will have gained a deeper understanding of your very own immune system and how it is helping you stay as healthy as you can possibly be. The better you understand your immune system, the better you will understand the tendencies and capabilities of your body. Though this knowledge may seem unimportant at first, it is often the little, unobserved things that actually keep our bodies together.

  8. Hello Everyone,

    There is a reason I have put these three products together. There is now amazing evidence that by having healthy gut bacteria you can reduce the fat stored in your belly and hips. This is great news. Please read this article from Prograde and it will all make sense if you have been following me on this way of thinking. You can click on any product on the Prograde page to get to the main webpages of Prograde. They also have a good probiotic. My preference is for Blue Rock Holistics only because of the extra care they take in shipping the probiotics. The number of good bacteria and prebiotic food is also something I look at as well.  The main point here is that, if you keep a good level of good bacteria in your gut, you will definately be healthier. Benefits of taking these supplements:

    • Body is in a better alkaline state, where it should be!
    • Stronger immune system to fight off infections and to clear toxins
    • Strong link to weight control in a natural way
    • No leaky gut syndrome which can eventually cause any number of autoimmune diseases

    Probiotics and Ionized water are a perfect combination for good health....Be good to your body. You only get one...although sometimes I wish I had two.

    Barbara

    New information for your perusal-


    Your body has billions of tiny bacteria which keep you healthy.

    These same bacteria aid your immune system which helps you fight off infections and HARMFUL bacteria from invading your body.

    As a recap, you are born sterile, meaning you are free from any BACTERIA and toxins.

    When you take your first sip of breast milk, she is introducing HEALTHY bacteria to your body, where they colonize in your intestines.

    You not only get bacteria from breast milk, but also from the environment.

    As you get older, you are slowly weaned from breast milk once you start to ingest solid foods.

    At this point, the bacteria have fully made their home in your intestines, and have already started to PROTECT you!

    They help fight off infections, aid the immune system to launch attacks against foreign bodies which are harmful, and may also protect you from different allergens you might be exposed to.

    Essentially, these healthy bacteria, which have made their homes in your intestines, are slowly and methodically protecting you from dangerous microbes.

    You know, the kind which can make you SICK.

    These same bacteria which keep you healthy may also help aid in WEIGHT LOSS!

    That sound you just heard? That’s right, it was your mind getting blown away!

    The research is still young, but promising to say the least!

    There is still a lot to understand about how these bacteria may aid in weight loss, but what has come out so far is nothing short of AMAZING.

    To start, Japanese researchers showed that supplementing diets with a strain of Lactobacillus bacteria resulted in a reduction of abdominal fat by 4.6%, and your subcutaneous fat dropped by 3.3%!

    Other factors which were included showed a decrease in body weight, BMI, and waist and hip circumference.

    The results were over the course of 12 weeks with supplementation of 200g/day!

    But there’s more. Let me explain…

    There is other research pointing to a special blend of Lactobacillus, a strain which has been fortified with a special type of fatty acid, CLA.

    CLA fatty acid has been linked to weight loss in both animals and humans.

    You see, research has shown another popular type of bacteria in your intestines, Bifidobacterium, can be converted into t10, c12-CLA.

    They wanted to see if they could mimic the natural conversion and get the same results.

    What is the importance of t10, c12 -CLA?

    I am glad you asked!

    The bacteria strain was modified to include t10, c12-CLA, and showed tremendous potential in the body.

    This modified bacterial strain changed the fatty acid composition in fat tissue and other organs.

    They noticed that by introducing CLA, there was a four-fold increase in CLA in adipose tissue and a 2.5 fold increase in CLA in the liver.

    CLA can act as a potent antioxidant in your body. By increasing CLA, you may help reduce inflammation and may reduce fat stores.

    In fact, t10, c12-CLA has already been shown to reduce fat stores in humans.

    Now here comes the MOST important aspect of weight loss.

    When you are overweight, you may encounter different health related problems.

    Things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and having that extra weight to carry around are not the only things you need to worry about.

    Research is starting to show the exact gut flora, which keeps you healthy, is different when you are overweight.

    Confused? Let me explain.

    Bacteria have the ability to adapt to its surroundings. In overweight individuals, gut flora tends to be different than that of lean individuals, requiring different nutrients to make them work.

    When these same overweight or obese individuals lost weight, the gut flora changed to mimic that of a lean individual.

    Gut flora in your intestines has the ability to keep you healthy by aiding the immune system in fighting off toxic bacteria.

    These same bacteria may now be an important key to weight loss.

    Go to the prograde site by clicking on any product on the page and check out the various articles on this subject. It is fascinating what they are uncovering.

    Gut flora has the ability to alter itself to adapt to its surroundings. This may aid the body in proper processing of nutrients.

    This may be the KEY to keeping your WEIGHT in CHECK helping you to maintain your chiseled, lean look.






     

  9. Good Morning all,

    It is that time of the year when most of North America marches off to get a flu shot from their doctor or from their local clinic. I haver not had one in years. I also have not had the flu. I really do not believe in it as by the time they have selected the vacine, it most likely has mutated and I do not want to be injected with a live virus either. Sherry Brescia brings various other components into the picture. This will surely scare you. Think about what this means to you and your children?! I was not aware that alluminum and mercury were present in these injections. Can you imagine giving this to older people who were slightly impaired mentally. It could be devestating! I AM NOT HAVING A FLU VACINE. I urge you to think about it! Read the full article by Sherry and consider the different options of building your immune system instead. All her products are available by clicking on her web site at the top of the page - eating foods in the right combination.

    Barbara

                                                                   4 Steps to Fight The Flu                                                                      

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

            

    Whenever I see really questionable health advice or suggestions in a pamphlet, magazine or online, I'm compelled to write about it...Because  potentially millions of people may be reading this garbage and actually thinking it's sound advice...when it's not.

    Today is one of those days...

    I saw an article that talked about the flu and how to prevent it. And since flu season will shortly be upon us, you can't afford to miss a word of this.
    The     main thrust of the article was the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) recommendation that literally everyone over 6 months of age get a flu vaccine.

    EVERYONE.

    And they say children aged 6 months to 8 years allegedly need 2 shots -- not 1!

    The begging question here is: WHY?

    Many people are under the impression (and are told by their doctors) that the flu shot prevents the flu, and they can die from the flu if they get it.
    Well,     let's take a look at that, shall we?

       

    Here are the FACTS:

    Not even one long term study

    There is no way to tell what annual flu shots do to your immune system in the  long run. There are NO safety studies to that effect.

    Zero.

    So you're offering yourself up as a guinea pig as you roll up your sleeve.

    And  heaven help you if you're pregnant, because there are no studies proving the safety of flu shots in pregnancy either.

    Did you know flu shots are immune suppressors?

    Flu shots suppress your immune system for weeks and possibly months, which makes you MORE susceptible to not only the flu but every other virus or infection around.

    How's that for a kicker?

    They contain neurotoxins including mercury as preservatives (aka thimerosal) which have been linked to autism, as well as aluminum (linked to Alzheimer's) -- both of which also compromise your immune system function.

    And both are on the rise...as are vaccines like flu shots. Hmmmm!

    They  can also affect your body's immune system regulatory T-cells (your natural anti-inflammatories), which may lead to chronic illness or disease.

    Vaccines  can also trigger allergies by introducing large protein molecules into your  body that haven't been properly broken down by your digestive tract (since they are injected).   

    Your body can respond to these particles in the form of an allergic reaction, just like it can with food molecules, pollen, cat dander and other proteins that aren't properly broken down.

    Even MORE serious side  effects of flu shots

    Just  like all drugs, vaccines come with their share of potentially dangerous side effects.
     

    These can include:

    1) Guillain-Barre syndrome -- an autoimmune disease that causes nerve and muscle weakness.

    2) Idiopathic thrombocytopenia  purpura (ITP) -- another autoimmune disorder where your     blood can't clot properly because of a lack of platelets.

    3) Bell's palsy -- a  fancy term for facial paralysis.

    4) Death

    I'd say those are pretty serious.

    The risk of death from the flu
      

    Only about 20 percent of flu-like illnesses are actually caused by influenza  type A or B, according to CDC. The other 80 percent are caused by more than 200 other bugs that are not killed by flu shots!   

    These include respiratory syncytial virus, bocavirus, coronavirus, and rhinovirus.

    And many times even if someone dies from respiratory failure (especially the elderly) following a flu-like illness, their cause of death is nearly always listed as influenza even if it's actually due to bacterial pneumonia.   

    So  as you can see, the scary death threats are not quite as they appear to be.
    And here's the biggie...

    There's no proof that they     work! None, zero, zilch, nada, nul

    Despite what the drug manufacturers claim, there are NO studies (not even one) that PROVE flu vaccines significantly decrease numbers of flu cases or mortality (deaths).

    Flu  vaccinations repeatedly come up short in study after study when it comes to  having any measurable impact on what matters most -- reducing illness and  death from the flu. 

    Here's  something else for you to think about: When you read the "reports"  (published by pharmaceutical companies or someone closely tied to them) citing scary flu case statistics, one thing you will NEVER see them mention  is how many of those flu cases were people who actually GOT a flu shot.

    I'm sure THAT statistic is swept under the rug--because it would probably be  staggering!

    If  your doctor tries to tell you that you have to get a flu shot, I suggest you ask to see the scientific proof that they work and that they're safe.
     

    What DOES work against the flu
    Whether  or not you choose to vaccinate is your own business...but there is much more you can do besides roll up your sleeve.

    The  smartest, safest natural protection against the flu (and all other bugs and  viruses around) is:
    a strong immune system.

    Here are four ways to help     make sure YOUR immune system is in tip-top shape:

    1)     Eat healthy foods  and help enhance nutrient absorption
            
    In the Great Taste No Pain manuals,  you'll see how simple the principles are to follow to
             accomplish this, plus  the food is some of the most delicious you've ever eaten -- you won't be
             existing on rabbit food with my way of eating!  Check Sherry's Great taste No Pain page

    2)     Get adequate rest
             
    Nothing runs down your immune system faster than not getting enough sleep. Tape those
             late-night shows if you must and get some good rest.

    3)     Check your vitamin D level
             
    Several studies show that the higher your vitamin D level, the lower your risk of contracting
             colds, flu, and other respiratory tract infections. Ask your doctor to test your level and take 
             vitamins if necessary.

    4)     Supplement with a high-quality probiotic -Like Super Shield  multi-strain probiotic formula.
             Super Shield contains 13 strains of powerful pharmaceutical-grade probiotic  bacteria. These
             little powerhouses go to work immediately in your gut, beefing up your population of beneficial,
             disease-fighting bacteria, strengthening your gut wall and crowding out harmful pathogens.

             Remember,  80% of your immune system is in your gut -- so let Super Shield  help yours to be
             as strong as it can to fight the flu or any other bug that  comes your way.

             The  bottom line is, the BEST protection against the flu (and all other viruses, infections AND
             diseases)
    is a strong-functioning immune system.

             Do what you can to keep yours in top-notch shape and you will reap the  benefits in countless
             ways.   

            To     your health,

       

             Sherry     Brescia

    PPS: In case you're  wondering, I've never gotten a flu shot in my entire 50 years.I got the flu ONCE in 1983 in college (when my immune system was shot due to late night studying, parties and a diet of beer and pizza!) and after four days of rest, I was fine.   

     

     

     

     

     

             
     

     

  10. I feel this article is signifigant enough to give you the entire report on the impact it can make in preventing cancer(s). We all have family and friends, maybe even you have recently encountered cancer in your life. It is scary and frightening. I know how helpless you feel. Cancer is a very complex thing that does not happen overnight. Often it presents itself too late. The best we can do is try to prevent it in the first place.  Green tea's antioxidant effect is something everyone has heard about, but to drink it in combination with eating citrus fruits..well that is something new! I know I will be doing just that in future. How about you. Read this report and let me know what you will do. Please pass it on to all those you care about.

    Barbara

    October 13, 2012               
    Drink this when you eat citrus  fruit to stop cancer
    You probably know that eating  citrus fruit is great for your health. These fruits contain loads of vitamin C  and other healthful nutrients that can fight off a number of diseases. But can  they fight off cancer?
    That’s what a group of scientists from Ohsaki,  Japan wanted to know. They recently conducted a study to see if eating citrus  fruit, such as oranges, lemons, limes, and grapefruit, can prevent cancer. What  they found was surprising. They found that, yes, citrus fruits do prevent  multiple cancers. But they prevent cancer even better if you drink a particular  beverage with the fruits.

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    Back in 1994, these researchers  began following over 42,000 men and women between the ages of 40 and 79. Using  questionnaires, they evaluated how much citrus fruit each patient ate between  the start date and 2003. During those seven-plus years, the researchers  identified 3,398 cases of cancer.                   

    The researchers found that the  participants that ate citrus fruit three to four times per week reduced their  risk of cancer by 11%. But they found that drinking green tea with the citrus  fruit could reduce the risk even more. For men, the combination lowered cancer  risk by 17%. For women, the benefit was slightly higher. The combination  lowered their cancer risk by 18%.

    What’s more, the combination  works especially well for pancreatic and prostate cancers. When the researchers  took a deeper look at the results, they noticed the combination reduced  pancreatic cancer risk by 38% in both men and women. For men, it reduced their  risk of prostate cancer by 37%.

    These are highly significant  results. But the study gets even more interesting. We’ve known for years that  green tea fights cancer. So these researchers wanted to know if eating citrus  fruit along with green tea was more effective than the green tea alone. The  Ohsaki study discovered that people who drink green tea could indeed reduce  their cancer risk if they eat citrus fruit along with the tea.

    That means the combination works  better than either the tea or the fruit can work by themselves!

    Why does the combination work  better? The researchers didn’t have an answer. But it probably has to do with  the absorption of green tea’s polyphenols. Research has shown that these plant  compounds are highly effective at fighting cancer. But they’re also highly  unstable in the gut, which means they’re not as bioavailable for absorption.  Researchers at Purdue University showed the citrus juice stabilizes the  polyphenols and makes them more readily absorbable. In fact, citrus juice  increased polyphenol absorption by 280%. It’s also possible the acidic nature  of citrus juice helps break down the green tea better, making it easier to  digest.

    All of this makes citrus fruit  and green tea an amazingly powerful cancer preventive combination. If you’re  not a big fan of green tea, you can simply take Green Tea Extract and wash it down with some organic orange juice.

                                          Your insider for better health,
                            Steve Kroening

    Sources: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20104526

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17688297

    http://www.naturalnews.com/037390_green_tea_citrus_cancer_prevention.html#ixzz28CQyd2tM

    Steve Kroening is the editor of Nutrient  Insider, a twice-a-week email newsletter that brings you the latest healing  breakthroughs from the world of nutrition and dietary supplements. For over 20  years, Steve has worked hand-in-hand with some of the nation's top doctors,  including Drs. Robert Rowen, Frank Shallenberger, Nan Fuchs, William Campbell  Douglass, and best-selling author James Balch. Steve is the author of the book Practical  Guide to Home Remedies. As a health journalist, Steve's articles have  appeared in countless magazines, blogs, and websites.


     

  11. Happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian Friends

    This is a time when we give thanks for all the good things in our life. For some, it is a difficult time. This can lead to stress, which we know creates acid. This is where a little intervention can save you a lot of grief in the next few days. When anxiety or stress becomes an issue, you need to build up your immune system so that inflamation does not create havock in your joints, muscles, skin etc. By taking a probiotic, such as that from Blue Rock Holistics/ Great Taste no Pain, you can protect your body against these side effects of stress along with directions on what to eat with what. Also- Stay Hydrated and protected by drinking lots of ionized water.

    The problem that is facing me right now is getting ready to approach the food options for dinner. I know I will be having a glass of wine. Wine makes your body acidic, so I am having two glasses of Ionized water before leaving for dinner. I am also taking my portable ionizer with me...just in case! If I feel full, I am less likely to overindulge on bad food choices.

    MY WAY OF COMBATING TOO MUCH FOOD: (Eat less sounds logical. That is why you have to "feel" full)

    2 Glasses of Ionized water before an event dinner will help by:

    • Hydrating my cells
    • making me feel full; less hungry for carbs
    • The Orp value will act as an antioxidant againt any acid buildup from overloading on bad food combinations and acid reflux.

    Take 1 Digestive enzyme capsule before the meal

    Take Blue Rock Probiotic before bed. Take 2 if you are feeling lousy!

    Many people want to sleep after having a heavy meal. It is their body screaming at them to stop, as all the energy now has to go toward digesting the mess inside them. There is no energy left for anything else. Wouldn't you like to feel better than this? Well. you can! Just follow directions!

    Gobble, Gobble, Gobble - Enjoy your family and friends- Happy Thanksgiving

  12. Just finished reading about 6 cancer clinics in Germany that treat Americans and Canadians, who have not been informed about a better way of treating cancer in Canada or the USA- no burns, hair loss,radical surgery or destroying the immune system. They cook the Cancer out of the body using a 250,000Euro machine that heats up the body simulating a fever. Ironically, this was something discovered by an American a few decades ago in the USA, but shunned by the Medical Regulatory Board.  Not only do they use this expensive machine, using low frequency radio waves to heat the whole body or just one part, the German Doctors say you have to treat the patient through educating them to the practice of eating properly and all of them make sure the patients are drinking mineralized water from Spas and Mountain rivers nearby. Ionized water is so very important because it is mineralized and cleaned and then broken down into small clusters of hydrogen and Oxygen with a negative charge giving it antioxidant properties. You can bring the Spa and Mountain stream into your kitchen.

    Celebrities, Royalty, and a Presidents in the USA all headed to Germany to be treated by the number 1 specialist in alternative care for cancer- Dr. Hans Nieber. Dr. Nieber passed away in 1998, but left the legacy of his findings behind. Ronald Reagan flew to Germany in 1985 to see Dr. Nieber, while he was in office. Dr. Nieber flew to Washington to see Reagan in July, 1985. Reagan died in 1993 and not from Cancer. He did not loose his hair or need time off from his hectic presidential duties.

    There have been a string of celebrities- Cher, George Hamilton, William Holden, Anthony Quinn ,Red Skeleton's wife and Suzanne Summers. Princess Caroline of Monaco was saved from Cancer by going to Germany. It is also a lot less expensive than a hospital stay in the USA, not to mention the extremely expensive drugs taken over a long period of time(hopefully).

    Not all German clinics use this treatment. Some fall under the spell of large payouts from the pharmaceutical companies for the antiquaited and toxic drugs used in the American hospitals and many clinics.
     If anyone is interested in getting more information, please send me a message and I can supply you with a list of places in Germany that are happy to look after American and Canadian patients. The best part- It is like going on vacation and staying in a bed and breakfast place.  This is where I would go if I needed help.

  13. Do you know about the Super Foods required by your body daily to give you optinum health?

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  14. Fabulous new product. - Portable Ionizer

    I have a portable alkaline water filter which is terrific. But now I can have the added benefit of ionized water. It is so much better- there is the added advantage of smaller clusters (negative charged and antioxidant potential to get into all the cells of the body and clean out inside the cell and mitochondria.- fabulous- and portable. It is also affordable too. The demand for this is going to be very high so make sure you order yours soon. I am!
    Barbara

    From Ionways- The company is revamping and creating more exciting products:

    IN summary, the Alkapod Portable Water Ionizer:

    • Creates a silky-smooth and sweet tasting water
    • Can help improve your body's Acid/Alkaline Balance by increasing the alkalinity of your drinking water by a factor of 20! (pH 7+ to 9.5)
    • A powerful antioxidant -- combats the free radicals that are the cause of most degenerative diseases. Alkapod water has a low (negative) ORP (antioxidant potential); it typically reduces the ORPotential by at least 200mv)
    • Gives you full hydration by reducing molecular cluster size. Did you know that most North Americans are chronically dehydrated, typically by 40%? Avoid the attendant medical problems!
    • Uses natural Far Infrared Ionization to increase antioxidant power.
    • Silver Ceramic and Anti-bacterial granules keep water free of germs and molds.

    Your Alkapod is Convenient!

    • Takes only a few moments to create your own "wellness water"
    • Half liter (2 cup) capacity & 1 lb (450g) weight makes this an easy travel companion
    • Uses only non-toxic materials (no chemical leaching like in plastic containers)
    • Easy cleaning
    • 6-9 month usage based on 1-2 liters (quarts) daily consumption
    • Portability and stylish design makes it unique, convenient, and ideal for driving, travel, office, school, hiking and anywhere you need to be on the go!
    • No extra maintenance cost - just cartridge replacement when needed (typically about once a year)

    What are Main Ingredients in the Alkapod?

    • Tourmaline stone which introduces a natural form of FIR (far infrared radiation), helps to reduce surface tension and imparts a slight ionization effect
    • Zeolites are a rare group of minerals with a four-sided honeycomb structure and a natural, negative magnetic charge. Zeolite can absorb and retain heavy metals and toxins. These can then pass safely out of the body without re-absorption.
    • Maifanshi comes from valley streams rich in porphyritic pea gravel. Traditionally, maifanshi has been used as a general health medicine in Asia and also for bathing, due to its ability to absorb toxins and supply many trace minerals. In the AOK, maifanshi helps to clean, remineralize and ionize the water.

    Why Alkaline Ionized Water?

    The Need for an Alkaline Environment - Our bodies function best when they are neither too acid nor too alkaline. Unfortunately most of us have become overly acidic due to poor diet, popular beverages, lack of healthy exercise, environmental contaminants and stress. Acidity or alkalinity is measured by "pH", and ranges from 0 (highly acidic) to 14 (highly alkaline) while a pH of 7 is neutral. .Our blood system is always working to keep itself in the narrow range of pH 7.35 to 7.45. Drinking alkaline water helps the body maintain a healthy pH level. An easy way to assist your body in becoming more alkaline is to drink alkaline water.


    Importance of Water - Water sustains all forms of life. Water is the medium through which every metabolic function occurs in the body. If you are even slightly dehydrated at a cellular level, this will impair your cell's ability to do its job. Proper hydration is crucial to good health, and not all water hydrates equally. Drinking the right kind of water will help improve wellness and longevity. Water from your Alkapod portable ionizer hydrates you most effectively. By reducing the size of molecular clusters, this allows your body to more readily absorb water.

    Oxidation - Free radicals are unstable atoms which react with healthy cells causing oxidative damage. It's the same thing that makes an apple turn brown or iron rust. Researchers believe that free radical damage is a contributing factor in nearly every known disease and aging. Antioxidants stop oxidation. Hydride ions (H-) have an extra electron that neutralize free radicals. Alkaline water is abundant in very small molecules of activated hydrogen which can help to counteract oxidative or free radical damage. It acts as a super-pervasive antioxidant due to its molecular weight of 18 daltons (takes less than 500 daltons to cross the blood brain barrier).

    Here are the test results:


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    Or watch these informative lab test videos:

    Benefits of your Alkapod

    • Many authorities such as Dr. Robert Young ("pH Miracle" Series), Dr. Ted Baroody ("Alkalize or Die") and Sang Whang ("Reverse Aging") all recommend drinking water with an alkaline pH up to 9.5. Your AOK water ranges from pH 7.5 to 9.5.
    • Increased active hydrogen effectively increases pH and helps alkalize your body.
    • Regular tap or bottled water has oxidizing properties. Your AOK creates negative Oxidation Reduction Potential (-ORP). This means water from your Alkapod helps counteract this type of damage. ORP values typically range from approximately -50mv to -200mv (results varying depending on the type of water treated).
    • The Tourmaline in your Alkapod produces negative ions and also helps reduce the size of the water molecule clusters.
    • Helps to remove bacteria from potable water.
    • Helps remove chlorine.

    Testimonials

    "Alan was at the market at the weekend when a customer approached to thank him for recommending the Alkapod. She had been using another alkalizing product for some time but she was struggling with the cost. We had suggested that the Alkapod was much cheaper. After 2 months with the Alkapod she has managed to stop using HRT which she had been on for 15 years. The ___ _____s have gone." --Diane Creasy

    "Just a quick update. I've not felt this good for 15 years! My _____ has almost completely gone and the itching has all but stopped. I can't begin to tell you how the quality of my life has improved! At the same time as the Alkapod arrived, I had started a regimen of various vitamin/dietary supplements. I've stopped them. Over that period, the only constant was my use of the Alkapod - indeed I've found that if I didn't take the 2 litres/day, I could notice a difference!! I drink nothing but alkalised water; if I have tea (usually green) or coffee (not many) it's made on alkalised water. We prepare the water by using filtered water (thru a Brita filter) and then into the Alkapod for at least 10 mins - by the microwave timer! My wife nor I can believe the difference there is of being on alkalised water for only 2 months! I've diarised a to-do to give you a follow up in a months time Have a great day. Kind regards" Jules B.

    "I just love my Alkapod and I am starting to feel so much more energetic, something I haven’t felt for a long time with all the illness I have had…..and its only been a few weeks so that’s truly awesome…..doing an alkaline diet too, and that is really great…real health changes starting to happen and I am having so much fun doing all this and its all so positive!"--Wendy

    Questions

    How is the Alkapod portable ionizer differ from a regular water ionizer, like the Jupiter Melody or Venus? The Alkapod does not use electricity (electrolysis) to produce ionization. Instead it uses mineral crystals that produce an ionization effect that is less powerful than a regular ionizer. Ionizers such as the Venus and Melody have much more comprehensive filtration and produce higher levels of pH (alkalinity) and antioxidant power (-ORP). The Alkapod's value lies in being very portable: for work, travel and as a complement to your home ionizer.

    Of what kind of metal is the Alkapod made? # 304 Stainless Steel.

    What is your return policy? You can return an unused Alkapod within 30 days for a full refund of product price.

    Do you ship internationally?

    International shipping policy here.

    Energized, healthy water you can enjoy anywhere!

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  15. Dr. Stephen Lamn was on CTV this morning talking about his new book - No Guts No Glory.. The name sounds like- Great Taste No Pain.

    The similiarities are almost identical. His  message is that the gut is the "core" to total wellness. He does not mention the alkaline state, but he is convincing (as he should be) that the Gut controls your total health. The gut has to nourish the body by allowing the best nutrition of "food" to be absorbed into the blood stream. He also stated that 80% of all illnesses can be prevented by simply taking a non diet approach to eating and instead concentrating on nourishing the Body. John Gabriel is another advocate of this way of eating. This message, of the right food being the cure for your wellness seems to be spreading.

    Too many people, myself included, have spent $$$$ on diets that counted calories. I have stopped this insanity as it doesn't work. Focus on what you eat and do not even think about the calories. Once you start eating properly, your taste for certain foods, especially sugar, will go away. You will find the quantity of food you eat will also slow down. Once your cells are satisfied, so is your longing for food.

    Dr. Lamn says that we should get natural minerals and vitamins from our food. He was asked about supplements and said that the following are excellent-probiotics, digestive enzymes . vitamin D, Omega3 . This is what he takes. I think he is dead on. We should be able to get nourishment from vegetables. Look for the organic ones, especially if they have thin skins. Blue Rock Holistics provides the best Probiotic, Digestive enzymes (Digestizol) and Omega3. Great Taste No Pain also gives you a book of recipes to help you digest food better and make for easier absoption of the nutrients from food.

    To your continuing good health

  16. Probiotics Relieving Allergies With No Side-Effects

     

         From Sherry Brescia - great explaination on Allergies causes and solution  
       

    Fall is definitely upon us.
    But sadly, the approach of fall means misery for MANY...in the form of fall allergies.
    The old familiar red, runny nose, itchy, watery eyes, congestion, sore throat and cough will again rear their ugly heads.

    And just as miserable as the symptoms themselves are the standard medical offerings. They typically fall into one of these two categories:
    1- Symptom-centered treatmentsDesen

    2- Desensitization

     Let's take a quick look at each:
       

    Symptom-centered     treatment

     Standard symptom-centered treatments for allergies are decongestants, antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays.
       

    While these drugs might temporarily ease your sneezing, runny or clogged nose, coughing, itchy eyes, nose and throat, the root cause of the allergy --     your body's reaction to what it incorrectly perceives as a "threat" -- remains ignored.

    Plus, like all drugs, allergy drugs come with a laundry list of side effects too.

    For example, one of the side effects of decongestants is an eventual INCREASE in nasal congestion (called the "rebound effect"). So they WORSEN     the very thing they're supposed to help, thereby making you even MORE     dependent on them. The drug companies are pretty bummed about that,     don'tcha know.

     Antihistamines can cause sleepiness, stomach upset or pain, headaches, rapid heartbeat and a dry mouth.
       

    And steroid nasal sprays (like Flonase) are the worst. Get ready for this--they can     cause:

     - Dizziness, headaches, nasal irritation or burning, nausea, nosebleeds, sore throats, vomiting AND...
     - Skin rashes, facial and tongue swelling, bruising, hives, wheezing, pain with breathing, loss of taste and/or smell sensations, eye infections, blurred vision, glaucoma and cataracts, PLUS...

    - Growth suppression in children, a weakened immune system AND last but not least...

     - Anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid     reactions (which can kill you)

    Hmmm.     I'll let you ponder that for a while and we'll examine...

    Desensitization

    Desensitization (allergy shots) is a regimen that involves injecting gradually increasing amounts of a substance that a person is allergic to.

    When the body is continuously exposed to the allergen in this manner, the immune system can become "desensitized" to the substance and can learn     to handle it without overreacting. As a result, allergy symptoms can     eventually decrease when the offending allergen is encountered.

    But desensitization can take between 3-5 YEARS to accomplish, and it's only indicated for certain allergens -- it doesn't work on everything.

    Plus, it's only effective for HALF of the people paying for all those those shots     to begin with!

    Shots aren't without their side effects either. For example, following a shot you can get symptoms just like the allergy symptoms you're used to (itchy,     stuffy nose, itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, etc.).

    And     the symptoms can become very severe and include:

    - Difficulty breathing or     wheezing
        - Chest or throat tightness
        - Rapid or irregular heart beat
        - Dizziness or light-headedness
        - Loss of consciousness
        - Death
         

    A MUCH better (and     safer) answer to allergies

     Thankfully,there is a much better answer for allergies that is both effective AND safe...
    Probiotics.
    I'll explain why by detailing the "anatomy of an allergy":
    A healthy, non-allergy body is equipped with enzymes to "digest" (break down) substances like pollen using a 2-step process.
       

    First,when you breathe in the pollen, enzymes break down the protein molecules in the pollen into smaller components called peptides.

    Next, other enzymes digest these peptides and break them into individual amino acids. Once they've been turned into amino acids, your body can deal with them and there's no risk of an allergic reaction.

    This efficient process can only be carried out properly if you have enough of     the right kinds of enzymes, though.

    And if you don't?

    Well, you'll likely have allergies...

    Your body simply doesn't have the needed levels of enzymes to break down and transform the offending allergen into benign, harmless amino acids.

    But probiotics can help your body where it's lacking.

    You see, probiotics actually manufacture enzymes to help your body break down allergens, so the allergy actually gets addressed at the root cause.

    And unlike typical allergy drugs or shots, with probiotics there is NO danger     of the nasty, dangerous side effects you get with drugs.
         

    The studies prove it

    In one study, Lactobacillus casei was given for 30 days to 80 children with perennial allergy symptoms, while another group received a placebo. The probiotic group showed significant improvement in their symptoms compared to the placebo group.

    In a Japanese study the intake of Bifidobacterium longum showed to be effective in reducing eye and nasal symptoms as well as the need for medication for people suffering from Japanese cedar pollinosis.

       

    In yet another study, the use of probiotics resulted in a reduction of     symptoms in children and adults with allergic rhinitis and an allergy to dust mites.

    And an impressive long-term study was conducted at UC-Davis and     published in the Journal of Nutrition using 60 adults that were divided into 3 groups of 20. One group was given probiotics every day. The second group got a placebo. And the third group got nothing, but was instructed not to take probiotics of any kind.

       

    After a year the probiotic group showed a significantly lower level of allergy     symptoms as compared to the other 2 groups.
         

    The probiotic that's up to the task

     Relief from allergies is one of the major areas of concern I had when formulating Super Shield multi-strain probiotic formula.
       

    Current estimates show about 10% of people in the US (about 31 million) have seasonal allergies and another 31 million people have year-round allergies (to things like pet dander and dust mites).

    And those numbers continue to go up, Up, UP.

    Clearly the current typical treatment options aren't cutting it...and the result is more people are suffering each year with allergies AND from the side     effects of the typical treatments!

    So you can help your body naturally by giving it a boost of the helpful     bacteria that it needs so it can have enough enzymes to fight whatever     allergens may be offending you.
         

    The horse's mouth

    Now, if the studies cited above aren't exciting enough, then here are a couple     success stories from people who are seeing a HUGE difference in their     allergies with Super Shield:

    For many years, I suffered from allergies in the spring and fall (pollen, etc.). I started taking Super Shield some months ago.

    For "some" reason, I've not had any real allergy issue this spring, even though the pollen count was CONSIDERABLY HIGHER than normal! I attribute this to your wonderful Super Shield probiotics.

    I've told everybody! This is worth telling! Thank you!

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     **The     FDA has not evaluated all of these statements. The contents of this email     are not to be considered medical advice and are for educational purposes     only. If you are experiencing health challenges, always consult your doctor     for medical advice and follow it even if it contradicts the contents of     this email.**   

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  19. Here are some Super Foods that you may have passed by in your produce section. They are packed with Vitamins, minerals and polyphenols. They may do more than lower your blood pressure and fight some cancers. They definately are deserving of the name Super Foods -TURNIPS, CAULIFLOWER, ASPARAGUS, FLAXSEED, HEMP HEARTS, AVACADOS, KALE, SPINACHE, DANDELION GREENS and FENNEL.

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  20. When will the madness stop?
    We are killing ourselves through our diet laden with artificial chemicals, coloring and preservatives. I am guilty too! very few of us are free from this. We work long hours and have very little time to prepare food, cook and even sit down to a relaxing meal.
    I have been making little changes in my life . Perhaps it will help you as well. For breakfast, I try to have an omlette at least 3 times a week. It gives me the essential omega 3 fatty acids and protein. I also use a little organic cocanut oil. I throw in a few mushrooms and chives, and whatever veggies I may have from the night before or, if really short on time, I throw some carrots, kale and more veggies into apple juice in my vitamixer. It takes 1 minute. That starts the day off right. I always include a Digestive enzyme capsule to make sure I have enough enzymes to free up my energy used for digesting food to be used for other things. I have begun to take the stairs instead of the elevator.
    I am drinking alkaline water. Take enough to work with me that will meet my daily needs. It cuts the need for snacking. The Ionized water is coming!  I am still deciding whether to go with the Melody system or, if finances permit, the new Samsung Ionizer (I am doing things in stages) . Like the ancient Greeks, I want to die young, as late as possible. A few baby steps now can turn back time. Do you want to follow in my steps?

     

     

  21. Welcome to my blog

    It is exciting to finally get this site up and running. It has taken me years of research to get here. This website is all about getting your body functioning to the best of its ability. The principle object is to keep it slightly alkaline and provide your cells with oxygen, to avoid any death or mutations within the cell. Sometimes we need a little extra help as we age and those natural and nutritional products are available for you as well. Eating foods in the right combination causes less stress on almost all your organs and frees up your energy to enjoy your life. Sound good?  Hope I can help you in finding  better health and healthy future. Would love to hear from you. I am here to help you.

    ps (I am not a physician , but I do have a good understand of what is happeneing and have the background to further investigate any concerns.)