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Medicine Man Revisited

Medicine Man Revisited

By Joan McDaniel

May 13, 2019

This is a re-posting of my original article entitled
Medicine Man Our American Traditions healing remedies may be forbidden by the Cartels and big Pharma’s dogma, but it isn’t forgotten. Just stop and listen and you too may be able to hear it.

Medicine Man

By Joan McDaniel     April 7, 2013

Has Political Correctness made us forget our history?

Has Political Correctness (PC) and the thought police waged a battle for your mind?  Has PC thought influenced your beliefs allowed us to forget our history and deeply held tradition notions? Like George Orwell’s Newspeak, non PC language has become forbidden by law, and transgressors should be punished.

Alternate Medicine

There seems to be a Natural Remedy for Just About Everything.

Helping You Get Healthy and Wealthy

If you are suffering from virtually any disease or condition, there is a natural remedy that can help heal you. In many parts of the world, herbal remedies have been used for thousands of years to cure disease and improve quality of life.

Traditional Medicine

The Human race has existed on this planet for a long time. From the first cave men tradition has been handed down from generation to generation. This traditional history, and religious believes existed in the from of non-written knowledge. Many civilizations had their own traditional medicines some of which are listed below.

There are numerous forms of natural remedy medicines. All of them focus on individualizing treatments, treating the whole person, promoting self-care and self-healing and recognizing the spiritual nature of each individual. Some of the most widely used are:

African medicine , Alternative, Acupuncture, Atkins diet, Ayurveda, biofeedback, Biology-based practices, Breathing Exercises, Celtic, Celtic druids, Celtic paganism, Chinese Herbal Medicine, Chiropractic, Druit, Dance Therapy, Folk Medicine, Greek Medicine, Herbalism, Herbal medicine, Herbal treatments, Homeopathy, Massage Therapy, meditation, Mind-body medicine, Music Therapy, Naturopathic, osteopathic manipulation, Osteopathy, palliative care, Paganism, self-healing, Shamanism Traditions, Self-applied health enhancement methods (SAHEM), Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and many others.

I will be giving a brief summary of just some of the most popular in later posts. This article will serve as an introduction to the concept of Alternate Medicine.

Native American Practices

Modern Day America is known for its modern day leadership in the world of medicine but we too had our own traditional medicine way before Rockefeller and big Pharma. At the turn of the 19th Century , Our America healing tradition, was forbidden to exist and is now totally forgotten. The American Indian have a celtic tradition and source.

This tradition is that of the Native American tribal elder, herbalist, healer, Medicine Man, Shamanism, spirit communicators or Witch Doctor.  This forgotten tradition is represented by the Medicine wheel pictured below.  Click the link to go to the site the wheel has some interesting meanings.

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/exhibition/healing-ways/medicine-ways/medicine-wheel.html
Medicine Ways: Traditional Healers and Healing

Has Modern Medicine Failed?

Maybe we have missed something – in our hurry for the latest scientific grand solution we have forgotten our past.  If you have ever been sick, I mean really sick – You can’t even get out of bed you are so sick – suddenly you see life very differently.  You ask your doctor … What happened to me…? He just gives you more pills or schedules you for a Cat Scan or lower GI.  But then says “your Insurance won’t pay for it”.  I didn’t need a Cat Scan to learn that I was sick due to my life style what I ate.

Western medicine has created the “Superbug” can our immune system be restored?

Our current medicines have done more to destroy our immune system then make our immune systems stronger.

According to recent articles in the news; overuse of antibiotics, have created what some scientist are calling “super bugs”.  A Super bug is; bacteria that has developed resistance to all known antibiotics. The Germ theory was created when Alexander Fleming discovered the first antibiotic penicillin in 1928. The widely accepted germ theory of disease has many fundamental flaws. Antibiotics kill both the good and the bad bacteria resulting in weakening or destroying the human immune system. While scientist are trying to find new drugs or a solution to this problem, Holistic and alternate medicine is promoting the use of fermentation, nutrition and using probiotic to restore the human body’s immune system.

According to Britain’s most senior medical advisor Dame Sally Davies; “ …the rise in drug-resistant diseases could trigger a national emergency comparable to a catastrophic terrorist attack, pandemic flu or major coastal flooding.”
And she is not alone other scientist are warning that antibiotic resistance proteins are increasing in strength.  An article in biology news warns of resurrection of 3-billion-year-old antibiotic-resistance proteins

Alternate traditional medicine

It didn’t take a day to get sick and it will not take a day to get well. It will take time there isn’t a magic bullet or red pill that will and make it all better.

Stop and Listen

The one thing I have learned among many others is that while getting well I have learned to STOP and Listen.  You can almost hear the ancients.  There in that bird, or in that cloud.  They are all around you STOP and LISTEN. But above all begin to listen to your own body – It’s telling you something.
This article will not address the human body’s immune system or how to handle the on-coming “Super bugs” battle, but a LOOK SEE at some of our traditional systems of the past and the wisdom of our elders.

The Birth of Modern Medicine

During and after the Progressive Era Woodrow Wilson and World War I, America’s traditionally doctor practiced Holistic medicine or natural medicine.  That would all change with the Rockefeller investment money.

John D. Rockefeller Sr. and Jr.  Picture credit

In 1903, John D. Rockefeller Jr. the son of the famous Oil baron established an organization that would promote American Education in all levels everywhere in the country. He provided financial support to established eastern institutions as Columbia, Brown, Bryn Mawr, Harvard, Wellesley, Yale, and Vassar. This program revolutionized the study of medicine in the United States. Traditional Holistic Medicine would become scientific and profitable. The typical Medicine man, or Witch Doctor would be a thing of the past and a new huge money-maker would be established.
In 1924 Fisbein was appointed the head of the American Medical Association (AMA).  Fisbein created is guidelines and a  Seal-of-Acceptance  allowing “Only “regulars” to join this new, prestigious organization, which excluded herbalist, homeopathy and Indian (Witch) doctors.

The Witch Doctor

Each civilization across the world and across the span of thousands and thousands of years also has their deep and rich ancient traditions. Diagnosis is reached through spiritual means and a treatment is prescribed, usually consisting of an herbal remedy that has not only healing abilities, but symbolic and spiritual significance.

  Native American or Shamanism

Currently there are many Native American educational services, healing practitioners, metaphysical groups and Shamanism workshops all over the country. These practices have been adopted from traditions that originated from various Native American tribes. History indicates that each tribe would have one or more elders who were groomed in the healing arts. These individuals would serve as herbalists, healers, and spirit communicators. The duties and types of healing arts and spiritual ceremonies performed would naturally vary from tribe to tribe.

Medicine Man Movie

When I first entered the term “Witch Doctor” in a search engine I received the link to this movie.


A pharmaceutical company sends biochemist Dr. Rae Crane into the Amazonian rainforest to locate researcher Robert Campbell after his wife and research partner abandon him.

Medicine Man
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104839/

is a 1992 American film directed by John McTiernan. The film stars Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco. It also features a noteworthy score by composer Jerry Goldsmith.

At least it is nice to know that someone knew the tradition of the word even if you have to go back to 1992.

Till Next Time

Sources
http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2013/jan/23/antibiotic-resistant-diseases-apocalyptic-threat
http://www.whale.to/cancer/griffin14.html

Detoxing Start with Your Home

by Joan L. McDaniel              April 26, 2019

My original article re-published

Since I left the hospital in February 2012, I was on sick leave from work and later disability.  I had accumulated several weeks of vacation to use to get well. I didn’t have much of a budget, and would have to find a cure without spending any extra money. So I turned to my home and its back-yard.  I had been raised respecting Mother Earth and working the land was a great place to start.

I guess that is why I even approached the ability to find natural methods to change my life style from dependence to independence.  I had health insurance but it only covered doctor visits and he didn’t seem to have many suggestions except elevate the head of my bed and take the 13 different prescriptions daily.

I first approached the world around me looking to eliminate toxins.

I began in my home.  I read somewhere the power of natural food and gardens but what about house plants?  I had found an article listing several plants that actually added oxygen to the air around me.  I used the information in the article and added some info and published the following article.

Detox your Home, Fill it With Green

Detox and Purify Your Home

By Joan McDaniel                                                 September 28, 2014

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Fresh Flowers

Purify the Air in Your Home

Before you invest in a Home Negative ionizes and Air Purifier Filtering Systems or load up on smelly candles, room fresheners, sprays, and other synthetic air fresheners why not give nature a chance and cleaning the air in your home? The age-old slogan of “Open the Windows” comes to mind.

That may be fine but winter is coming and the window isn’t an option so fill your house with Green plants instead. Having the house filled with fresh-cut flowers is a wonderful luxury and a great way to stay out of the husband fearing doghouse. Flowers make you smile but they don’t stay fresh for long so why not use Green Plants instead?

A Home can be filed with Toxins

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Consumer Products that use Formaldehyde

The air in our homes has been shown to contain harmful allergens and toxins. The toxins ultimately end up in our bodies. Toxins like cigarette smoke to manmade building materials, out-gassing carpets, household cleaners, dust, food, furniture, paint, shampoos and Lotions, to open air flame like a fireplace. Just about every that uses glue uses formaldehyde which is a carcinogen.

In general the indoor environment can lead to poor air quality and health issues. I have slowly replaced what I can with natural fabrics and cookware but toxins are there unless I want to live sitting on the floor. Even the floor is put together with glue.

There are Many Type of Synthetic Home Air Freshener Products

From Air Freshener Sprays, “Green” Cleaning products, and Candles American’s can find unlimited amount of products that claim to freshen the home. But many ad toxins and create allergic reactions and actually reduce the air quality. They don’t remove the toxins they just cover the smell. You might as well be smoking 10 packs of cigarettes a day. At least with the cigarettes you can see the film, fog and smell the pollutant. With the chemical sprays you can’t see anything. There is a whole host of cleaners called “Green” Products. If you think they have the power to bring the freshness of nature inside just read the labels.

The House Plant — Grow fresh air.

This is one great way to detox you home? Plants use Photosynthesis to absorb energy from light. Plants act like filters removing Carbon Dioxide and other toxins from the air and then produces nice clean oxygen. Plants increase the oxygen in the air and oxygen is what your body needs to stay well.

All plants undergo photosynthesis, a process that removes carbon dioxide from the air and in turn, releases oxygen.

I now have so many plants in the windows I have taken down the curtains.

You want house plants that either have large broad leaves, or have a lot of leaves

House Plants

According to Positivemed

 

“1.    Bamboo Palm: According to NASA, it removes formaldehyde and is also said to act as a natural humidifier.

2 Snake Plant: Found by NASA to absorb nitrogen oxides and formaldehyde.

3 Areca Palm: One of the best air purifying plants for general air cleanliness.

4 Spider Plant: Great indoor plant for removing carbon monoxide and other toxins or impurities. Spider plants are one of three plants NASA deems best at removing formaldehyde from the air.

5 Peace Lily: Peace lilies could be called the “clean-all.” They’re often placed in bathrooms or laundry rooms because they’re known for removing mold spores. Also known to remove formaldehyde and trichloroethylene.

6 Gerbera Daisy: Not only do these gorgeous flowers remove benzene from the air, they’re known to improve sleep by absorbing carbon dioxide and giving off more oxygen overnight.”

There are many Indoor Plants that Clean the Air and Remove Toxins

There is Aloe, Janet Craig dieffenlachior, ivy’s, dracaenas, ferns, palms, pathos, philodendron, rubber, spider, Yucca, and many more. There are short plants fit well in a window stile or floor plants that grow to the ceiling. The colors are mostly green some variations are green and yellow or purple.

From all the articles I read about house plants the following plants seem to be the easiest to grow and provide you with a green thumb.

Just don’t over water them which is the main killer of house plants. You can check to see if the plant needs water by testing the dirt with your finger, press gently into the dirt about an inch, if you feel wetness, you’re okay. If it feels dry it’s time to water. Leaf drop is a good indication of over watering.

Keep the roots from sitting in water. Try to find self-watery pots.

Self-watering pots have two bottoms one hold the excess water and the second hold the plant. The second pot has holes in the bottom and the plant’s roots draw up the water. If you can’t find those then at least get pots that have holes and a take up plate or tray at the bottom. Keep the roots from sitting in water.

Indoor Plants that Clean the Air:

These plants have been found to improving the air quality. They are very common and should be very easy to find locally.

Aloe

ALOE

Aloe plants increase the oxygen levels in your home and absorb toxins. According to Earthship, one pot of aloe is equivalent to nine biological air cleaners. Besides cleaning the air in my home, I take it internally it has helped be with my “Leaky Gut”. See my article on the subject.

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Golden Pothos (Scindapsus aures)

Another powerful plant for tackling formaldehyde, this fast-growing vine will create a cascade of green from a hanging basket. Consider it for your garage since car exhaust is filled with formaldehyde. (It is also known as devil’s ivy for this plant stays green even when kept in the dark.)

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Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum)

If you are looking for an easy plant to give you that Green Thumb, the spider plant fits the bill. You will have a hard time killing this resilient plant. It is also called Airplane plants for the shoots look like airplane propellers or called hen-and-chickens. The shoots can be used to grow another plant just put the shoots in water or directly into potting soil.

Spider Plants grow best in bright but indirect light so set it near a window. Water freely.

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Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exacltata)

 The Boston fern is another hardy plant and very attractive. The Boston fern is one of the most common of all indoor ferns.

English ivy

English Ivy (Hedera helix)

 

Besides cleaning the air and filling it with oxygen the English Ivy also reduces airborne fecal-matter particles mold. The feces and mold has been shown to be removed within only 6 hours.

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Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii)   

There are many type of palms Dwarf Date, Areca, Bamboo, Lady’s, and reed.

A palm plant is normally large and sits on the floor. A small palm thrives in shady indoor spaces and often produces flowers and small berries.

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Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’)

 This indoor plant is just about indestructible. This plant is a good first choice to start out easy. Snake plants require little to no lighting.

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Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)

Last but not least, is the Rubber Plant. These plants require minimal lighting and are easy to care for. It thrives in bright rooms. Note the leaves can be toxic, so keep them away from any pets in your home.

Scented Candles Are Toxic

While researching indoor air quality I came across something I did not know. Candles pollute the indoor air as bad as second-hand smoke. Candles are made of paraffin wax. Paraffin is a petroleum waste product that has to be deodorized and bleached before it can be used as candle wax. The wick in the candle often contain heavy metals like lead and can fill the air with metals when burned. If you can find them, some wicks are made of cotton or paper. Depending on the length of time the candle burns this can be a lot of toxins filling the air. Many candles have synthetic sense and dyes which are – You guessed it TOXIC!

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Beeswax Candles.

There and alternative for candles that being Beeswax

Beeswax fill the air with negative irons like Himalayan Salt lamps. I have heard you can find 9-hour beeswax candles to burn which will come in handy for power outages. Also they are small but tea lights for candle holders. Salt lamps are covered a little later.

What are Positive Ions?

You may not know the difference between positive ions and negative. You can experience the feeling after a sudden rainstorm or a wild thunder-storm. You also experience this feeling around the forces of nature like ocean waves, rainstorms, sunlight, waterfalls, and wind they all create negative ions.

Prior to the thunderstorm, you can feel the buildup of tension in the air as the positive ions reach their peak. Once the storm hits, the air produces electrical charges in the atmosphere and rain falls. The resulting oxygen-rich air bursts with negative ions. Once the storm passes, you can feel the sensation and clarity in the air.

Positive ions are generated by electrical devices like your computer and hand-held phone, by scented candles, by walking across carpet, and even by heating/cooling systems. They are a fact of life, but they can carry everything from dust to pollen to toxic mold, so it is important to reduce them. Indoor air typically has a higher concentration of positive ions.

This is where negatively charged ions come in. They bind together and have a heavier molecular weight so they are no longer floating around the air.

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Himalayan Salt Crystal Lamps

 Himalayan salt crystal lamps consist of a crystalized salt structure with a light inside. Salt crystal candles are also available. Salt naturally attracts water and a crystal lamp pulls water vapor out of the air which means it also pulls out pollen and dissolves the vapor. Turning a salt crystal lamp on improves the air purification process because the lamp creates heat. The lamp even works when it is turned off.

Salt Crystal lamps also emit negative ions and oxygen to the air like after a thunderstorm.

Salt crystal lamps are normally small and can fit different indoor area.

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Don’t Forget the Family Cat!! 

As I filled my home with Oxygen and the addition of green plants, Beeswax candles and a Salt Lamp my Cat was in the center of it all.

Indoor Plants for the Cat

I had acquired a new kitten and found it was extremely attracted to my addition of plants. I would acquire a potted plant only to find it flat the next day. The culprit? My Cat.

Cats or at least this cat loves to eat greens. A catnip plant comes to mind but I found my cat needs its own grass and it is called wheatgrass.

“I need a shot…of wheatgrass!”

Cats are natural carnivores. They eat grass for their digestion and help get rid of those hair balls you sometimes find on the carpet. The kitty is on to something. Munching wheatgrass can actually be beneficial for their health.

Digestive Health

The fiber in wheatgrass is good for kitty’s digestion it is a natural laxative. It not only helps with hair balls but digested bad food and any toxins. Eating wheatgrass can actually help kitty rid her body of poisonous or inedible matter. Wheatgrass contains chlorophyll and folic acid, which assists in the production of hemoglobin, the protein that moves oxygen through the blood. This will give her more energy to chase birds and play with that catnip toy.

You can’t tell the cat what to eat but better it eat its own plant than mine. Eating wheatgrass is safer than eating outdoor grass. In fact I eat a little wheat grass too.

The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass

Few plants are as highly associated with health as wheatgrass. Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C and E. Video (5:21):

Holistic Health

The Health Benefits of Wheatgrass – The Facts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=5&v=__DxSzcfMSo

Few plants are as highly associated with health as wheatgrass. Wheatgrass provides a concentrated amount of nutrients, including iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C and E. Wheatgrass fans say that its rich nutrient content boosts immunity, kills harmful bacteria in your digestive system, and rids your body of waste. Some proponents tout wheatgrass for cancer, anemia, diabetes, constipation, infections, skin conditions, colon cleansing, ulcerative colitis and joint pain, among other health concerns. The benefits of wheatgrass come from the raw plant. Since the plant itself is indigestible, juicing is the most common way of taking wheat grass. There are few scientific studies documenting the benefits of wheatgrass, but proponents are steadfast in their support of the green juice. Source : Mayo Clinic

Till Next Time

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http://www.drbenkim.com/dangers-air-fresheners.html

http://www.thealternativedaily.com/10-ways-febreze-threatens-your-health-and-how-to-freshen-your-home-naturally/?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=N130816

http://wellnessmama.com/22656/dont-use-scented-candles/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=dont-use-scented-candles

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http://products.mercola.com/himalayan-salt/himalayan-salt-lamps.htm?e_cid=20140802Z1_DNL_YRP_2&utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=yrp2&utm_campaign=20140802Z1&et_cid=DM52267&et_rid=606426232

http://www.christinedemerchant.com/plants_cat_like.html

What Are GMO’s?

By Joan McDaniel                    April 12, 2019

This is a re-write of my original article;

What are Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s)?

September 28, 2012

Some Current Day GMO History

I wrote this article almost 7+ years ago.  I had determined to use a diet of natural food especially food grown in my own garden (Kale) or by the local farmers that attended my local farmer’s markets.

I soon learned it is important to know how the food was grown and how to grow food in my own garden.  The word “Organic” soon became part of my vocabulary.  Organic means use natural fertilizer the opposite means synthetic (man-made chemical) fertilizer.  The fertilizer market had been taken over by Monsanto’s product “RoundUp”.

Dolly the Sheep

When I wrote the following article, I did not quite understand what the organic word really meant nor did I really understand farming.  (Not that I fully understand either now.) Although the following article is somewhat dated it presents some interesting research on the concept of GMO’s.  “Dolly” the sheep was the topic of discussion.  In 1996 Dolly was the first successful cloned animal and it was the hot discussion and hard to imagine concept or the day.  It was also a harbinger of what was to come.

Monsanto and Roundup Ready 

As I said in my previous article What is Canola Oil, Monsanto in 1996 introduced their first “Roundup Ready” Canola in Canada.  This technology changed the face of Western Canadian agriculture and was a catalyst in the success of the Canadian canola industry.

Glyphosate 

The main active ingredient of Roundup is the isopropylamine salt of glyphosate. Monsanto introduced seed which grow into plants genetically engineered to be tolerant to glyphosate,which are known as Roundup Ready crops.  Monsanto further has patented these Roundup Ready seeds.  Many unfortunate farmer has found that they not only had to buy the seed but had to pay royalty on every plant that grew.  Monsanto soon was suing thousands of farmers for patent infringement. Many farmers went bankrupted.  Many farmers in India facing debt, committed massive suicide.

I have heard it said that Monsanto’s desire was to sell not the seeds but to increase sales of Roundup all over the world.

According to Natural Society, “Monsanto’s GMO Creations Caused 291,000 Suicides in India (2009)”

A Lot Has Changed

A lot has happened since then.  After years of Monsanto being outlawed and kicked out of the every country in the rest of the world, except Guess Where? Monsanto successful propaganda and advertising campaign established itself as the number one producer of fertilizer or herbicide. Roundup soon became the center and in control of America’s farmland.

The genes contained in these seeds are patented. Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against most broadleaf and cereal weeds.

Some definitions:

Pesticides are chemicals that may be used to kill fungus, bacteria, insects, plant diseases, snails, slugs, or weeds among others. These chemicals can work by ingestion or by touch and death may occur immediately or over a long period of time.

Insecticides are a type of pesticide that is used to specifically target and kill insects. Some insecticides include snail bait, ant killer, and wasp killer.

Herbicides are used to kill undesirable plants or “weeds”. Some herbicides will kill all the plants they touch, while others are designed to target one species.

Roundup Kills weeds

But it has been said Roundup kills anything it gets close to, with the exception of seed that has been made “roundup ready”.  Their own GMO seed. It isn’t supposed to kill animals or humans but —— lets get the rest of the story.

Suddenly the Earth Shook

After years of battling Monsanto, of working to expose the lies about glyphosate and Roundup weed killer; ————

Suddenly the Earth shook and a farmer in California won a law suit against Monsanto saying it did indeed cause his terminal cancer.

Now it is a whole new story with the courts making the demands not Monsanto.

According to Yahoo News and many other sources

“A wave of lawsuits has put pressure on Bayer since its $63-billion takeover of Monsanto last year, spooking investors who worry damages payouts could quickly mount into the billions if the firm fails to convince courts its product is safe.”

Monsanto Co., is the giant U.S. seed and herbicide maker.

As of this writing Monsanto has lost two major law suites both with payout in the millions of dollars.  A third law-suit has just started.

The first Plaintiff was a CA farmer Dewayne Johnson diagnosed in 2014 with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma — a cancer that affects white blood cells — says he repeatedly used a professional form of Roundup while working at a school in Benicia, California.

Monsanto case: Bay Area man with cancer awarded $289 million in damages

The second 

Investors flee Bayer after second glyphosate trial blow

The jury in the Hardeman v. Monsanto trial ordered Bayer to pay Edwin Hardeman $80 million. The judgment followed last week’s unanimous decision by the same jury that Roundup caused Hardeman’s cancer.

Meanwhile, jury selection began this week in a third trial, Pilliod v. Monsanto. This time, Alva and Alberta Pilliod, married for nearly 50 years, allege that long-term exposure to Roundup caused them both to develop non-Hodgkin lymphoma cancer.

Chief executive Werner Baumann said last month the company faced a total of 11,200 US cases over Roundup and its active ingredient glyphosate, a herbicide key to Monsanto’s business model that has come in for intense scrutiny around the world

How many more trials will it take before Roundup is banned for good?

Oh by the Way, I wouldn’t trust the Organic Label for Monsanto has managed to destroy it also.

NONGMOLAB

I grow my own or go to my local Farmers Market.

Now on with the original article

Also I detox off and on because I sure we all have Glyphosate in our systems.

What are Genetically Modified Foods (GMO’s)?

By Joan McDaniel 9/29/2012 Updated 2/4/2014

In light of the recent alarming findings by French research scientists, in what has been referred to as the first complete study of GMO’s,

Hot Off the Press: Rats Fed GMO Corn Die Young

What Is A GMO?

I thought I’d take a stab at attempting to clarify exactly what is a GMO?

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Genetically modified foods (GM foods, or biotech foods) are foods derived from genetically modified organism (GMOs) such as genetically modified crops or animals. This article deals with genetically modified crops only.  It will not discuss genetic engineering of animals or of other different organisms. Remember Dolly the sheep?  Well we won’t be talking about Sheep, just plants and seeds.

Frankenfood’s 

Opponents of genetically modified food often refer to it as “Frankenfood”,

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after Mary Shelley’s character Frankenstein and the monster she creates. The term was coined in 1992 by Paul Lewis, an English professor at Boston College who used the word in a letter he wrote to the New York Times in response to the decision of the US Food and Drug Administration to allow companies to market genetically modified food. The term “Frankenfood” has become a battle cry of the Label GMO movement.

Does GMO stand for “God Move Over”?

Just like the creation of  the artificial hydrogenation process, in the 1890’s used to create margarine and Procter & Gamble’s Crisco, commercial interests are hard at work.  But now they have decided to control more of the food production by creating a whole new plant.

These genetically modified crops are created in a laboratory by taking genes (or DNA) from one plant and inserting them into another.   The purpose is to obtain a desired trait or characteristic such as allowing for faster growth, produce extra nutrients, and/or be resistance to pathogens. Bacteria or viruses have also been spliced into the plant’s DNA. Genetically engineered corn, for example, has DNA added so that it has a pesticide built right into it.

The purpose is stated as being beneficial to mankind.  It makes me wonder: have these scientists breached the species Barrier set up by nature? This is of benefit to whom? I have heard it said that GMO stands for “God Move Over.”

The First GMO?

Calgene Flavr Savr Delayed ripening tomato.

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The first Commercial sale of genetically modified foods began in 1994, when Calgene first marketed its Flavr Savr delayed ripening tomato. This tomato was first marketed under the name MacGregor’s Tomato. Typically, genetically modified foods are called transgenic.  Transgenic means the transfer of genes from one species to another.

The current Genetic Engineering (GE) or Genetic Modification (GM) plant products are canola, corn cotton seed oil, cotton, rice and soybean.

http://time.com/3840073/gmo-food-charts/

By DAVID JOHNSON and SIOBHAN O’CONNOR April 30, 2015

These Charts Show Every Genetically Modified Food People Already Eat in the U.S.

Flavr Savr was produced by the Californian company, Calgene, and submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1992. On May 17, 1992, the FDA completed its evaluation of the Flavr Savr tomato concluding that the tomato “is as safe as tomatoes bred by conventional means”. The development of new varieties of tomato, oilseed rapeseed (Canola Oil) and Cotton intended for food use are also safe for use.  Calgene made history, but mounting costs prevented the company from becoming profitable, and it was eventually acquired by the Monsanto Company.

Grafting and Hybridizing is not GMO

Growers have in the past grafted plants, animals and hybridizing seeds but within the laws of nature.  You cannot mate a pig with a potato or a mouse.

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In order to illustrate, somehow the image of a pig comes to mind.  My mind somehow went directly to an illustration from the great book “Animal Farm”.  Now you take the pig. You can cross-breed or mate a breed of pig with another breed of pig and get a new breed of pig but it is still a pig. Even when the species may seem closely related the offspring is usually infertile.  Like a horse, for example.  A horse can mate with a donkey but the offspring (a mule) is sterile.

“ALL ANIMALS ARE EQUAL BUT SOME ANIMALS ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS.”

It’s the same thing with cats, dogs, cows, geraniums and the list goes on.  We have tall dogs, short dogs, curly-haired dogs and long-haired dogs.  You have cats without fur but so far no dog cat or dog goat or boy girl or dogs and WHATEVER.

I told that to a Farmer who sells grass feed beef at my local Farmer’s market.  He thought it was funny.  His farm still has the original land grant.  This man takes the raising of beef very serious. The way we looked at it is why would you want to mix things up? If you get my the picture, if God wanted that kind of animal there would be one already.  Leave well enough alone.

Insecticides herbicides Round Up and Round Up Ready

GMO’s scientist are the first to say their research is used to benefit mankind with such grand ideas like, “fight world hunger” or “make growing easier, safer”. Like why not make a plant that is resistant to bugs or weeds?

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Monsanto’s (Glyphosate) broad-spectrum systemic herbicide used to kill weeds was invented in 1970 by Monsanto’s chemist John E. Franz in 1970. In 1970 it was brought to market under the trade name Roundup. Glyphosate is the most used herbicide in the US.  While glyphosate has been approved by regulatory bodies worldwide and is widely used, concerns about its effects on humans and the environment persist.

Some crops have been genetically engineered to be resistant to Glyphosate (i.e. Roundup Ready, also created by Monsanto Company). Such crops allow farmers to use glyphosate as a post-emergence herbicide against both broadleaf and cereal weeds, but the development of similar resistance in some weed species is emerging as a costly problem. Soy was the first Roundup Ready crop.   

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GMO’s are Banned or Restricted in Over 40 Different Countries.

Before now we knew very little about the long-term health consequences of eating GMOs or of a diet laden with GMOs.  GMO’s have never been proven safe.  The FDA does not conduct independent testing and the biotech industry is not required to conduct long-term safety studies because the claim that right is protected under its patented seeds and technologies.

Over 40 countries such as Africa, Asia, Australia, All European Union nations, Japan, South America and the Middle East have banned or restricted GMO Foods.  While the United States and Canada allow for both the growth and import of GMOs without even so much as a food label.

Remember the FDA has concluded GMO Foods are “as safe as foods bred by conventional means”.

Now I do not want to tell business what to do, nor do I want the government to dictate what I eat. But the government now approves what food products are safe or in the case of the FDA “GRAS” (Generally Regarded as Safe) and can be sold to the public.

The government with the ability to approve what products are allowed to go to market sounds like a great opportunity for money under the table and payola science… science “for sale” to wealthy corporations. Nearly all the studies that somehow conclude GMO are safe were paid for by the biotech industry. Every one of those studies is unreliable and most likely fraudulent and the scientist a sellout.

The following article from the Health Ranger gives a good overall review of the battle for the  GMO labeling and worth the read.  We have lost some and we are winning some but more and more people are finding out about — “What exactly is a GMO?”

There is no stopping the GMO labeling movement, admits mainstream media

Originally published January 30 2014

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) It is a war for the truth, and NationalGeographic.com writer Laura Parker seems to think that the people are winning it. Awareness about the presence of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) is clearly on the rise nationwide, and in the midst of this knowledge boon comes the admission by some in the mainstream media that mandatory GMO labeling is no longer a question of if, but of when.

Click the following link for the complete article

http://www.naturalnews.com/043712_GMO_labeling_mainstream_media_consumer_rights.html

Corporate science is fraudulent science. When enough money is at stake, scientists can be bought off to even declare smoking cigarettes to be safe.

Health Ranger launches 3-minute ‘GMOs Explained’ video to introduce new people to the dangers of genetically modified foods.

Sorry Gates: GMO Crops Shown to be Ineffective at Fighting World Hunger

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“Monsanto shareholder Bill Gates has argued that GMOs are the solution to world hunger, going as far as to say that they are actually needed to fight worldwide starvation. Unfortunately for Gates, who back in 2010 bought 500,000 shares of the company he is now promoting in mainstream media as the solution to the world’s problems, a team of 900 scientists have found that GMO crops are actually not effective at fighting world hunger. “

While I do not want to dwell on politics or any heavy subject like world hunger, I do want to review a growing trend that is taking over our typical farmer and farm land.  I will refer you to Dr. Mercola for the heavy stuff.  This article is about Monoculture and biodiversity.  Our good Dr. says Monoculture can end life as we know it.

In the meantime, communities, indeed entire countries in some cases, are losing their livelihoods and their sovereignty to giant biotech corporations like Monsanto.  The small farmer is being replaced or forced to conform to Monsanto’s control.

Kaiser Permanente warning:

Kaiser Permanente, the largest managed healthcare organization in the United States, has published a newsletter advising members to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms) in food?

In a Fall 2012 newsletter, Kaiser provided this guidance:

“What do soda, canned chicken soup, margarine, and corn flakes have in common? They all contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs. GMOs have a piece of DNA from a different species, such as bacteria or viruses, spliced into their DNA. Genetically engineered corn, for example, has DNA added so that it has a pesticide built right into it. This process creates a new species of plant that would have never occurred in nature.”

NONGMOLAB 

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Sources

Seeds of Freedom

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/28/gmo-food-crops.aspx?e_cid=20120728_DNL_artNew_1

Scientists Warn about the Potential Health Hazards of Genetically Engineered Foods

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/06/12/oca-on-gmo-labeling.aspx?e_cid=20120612_DNL_art_1

The case for mandatory GMO labeling – even if you believe in limited government and the free market

http://www.naturalnews.com/036209_GMO_labeling_ballot_measure_California.html

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, NaturalNews Editor

http://www.nongmoshoppingguide.com/about-gmos.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/037262_GMO_Monsanto_debate.html#ixzz27hnfm6QP

http://naturalsociety.com/gmo-crops-proven-to-be-ineffective-at-fighting-world-hunger/

https://www.ecowatch.com/organic-farms-under-attack-from-agribusiness-2632466672.html?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1

What is Canola Oil?

By Joan McDaniel                       April 1, 2019

This is an update to my original article:

Exactly, What is Canola Oil?

By Joan McDaniel          September 16, 2012

Canola Oil to the Rescue   

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Seven Years Ago

This article was written almost 7 years ago.  Not much has changed since then except I have gotten a lot stronger.  Canola Oil is still around and flying off the grocery selves.  We don’t hear much about Fat-Free anymore but it is still being favored by nutritionist.  The biggest bad-guy is still saturated fats.  At the time of my original article the FDA had just ruled that Trans-fat had to be listed on the product label.  That didn’t stop anything except calling anything Trans Fat.

What kind of cooking oil is best? First we had the Fat-Free diet; Dr. Atkins changed that to a glycemic index diet. That diet didn’t use oil’s as such they used synthetic oils or Trans Fat. That didn’t completely address the problem.  Lard and bacon fat was being replaced as American favorite cooking oil and Crisco was its replacement.

A growing number of independent lab test results are showing some troubling results with Trans Fat that the FDA could ignore anymore.

We now we have the Canola Oil solution. The Health Food Industry mistaken and untested “lipid hypothesis” edict of“All Saturated Fat is bad your heart” is coming under increased questioning. The FDA has now ruled that Trans-fat has to be listed on the product label.

Most of the Health Food Industry’s products are from hydrogenated vegetable oils, of which 70% is trans-fat.  The Food Industry is under pressure to produce “Heart Healthy” Oil that will deal with or pass the growing concern.  Canola Oil to the rescue and a high-priced slick advertising campaign was to follow.

The Fat-Free Diet and My Hypertension.

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Many years ago, I followed the recommended fat-free diet to the letter.  I had developed high blood pressure.  My pressure was so high, I could hardly see.  I felt like my head was going to blow off judging from the pressure I felt in the back of my neck. After having pressure readings of 200/195 and several doctor’s visits, my doctor prescribed several medications and recommended I change my diet and “avoid salt” at all costs.

In those days, the Fat-Free diet was all the fad and I became the biggest fan.  I became a strict fat-free advocate with flare, and of course, low salt. I bought several cook books, watched Fat-Free cooking programs on TV. I subscribed to magazines and started cooking. I even baked fat-free muffins. I began to cook for myself, my patients and my friends. I was very proud of myself. I did notice then that the diet seemed to cut out everything that tasted good except sugar.  But, of course, what do I know.  I wasn’t even a Nurse then.

I can’t believe it’s not Butter!  Ad Campaign

Canola Oil Margarine

Remember the advertisement “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, can you?”

The Ad promoted margarine as a healthy alternative to butter. This buttery “type” spread was developed in 1979 by J.H. Filbert. It was meant to be a lower costing alternative to butter. It was the introduction of Canola Oil to the public.

In an attempt to eliminate trans fats, the manufacturers introduced this oil into the market.  It is a blend of soybean and canola oil. The trick is – it is not hydrogenated oil (so there’s 0g trans-fat).  In fact, it is monounsaturated oil just like Olive oil. Soybean and Canola Oil were the first Genetically Modified Food (GMO)

The ads are still running and the product is still in most grocery stores where butter and other types of margarine are found.  The product has been so successful; Canola oil is now marketed as a substitute for Olive Oil and is in most grocery stores where Olive Oil is found. In fact, how do you know your Olive Oil isn’t Canola Oil.

Oh by the way what exactly is Vegetable Oil?  It isn’t Oil from vegetables.  I looked at some labels and I found Canola Oil, Hydrogenated oil, Soybean oil, etc.

Margarine

I just hope more than a few have learned that margarine in not good for you and neither is the Fat-Free Standard American Diet (SAD). And as this article will show, neither is Canola oil.

Standard American Diet

(SAD) is Low Fat high Carbs with a moderate amount of fiber. Note the majority of the diet is rice, potato, bread and pasta which are carbohydrates.  Carbohydrates convert to instant sugar in the body.  Sugar in the body causes inflammation which causes illness in the future. Hopefully many of my readers know that by now.

Years of eating Fat Free did not help me.

Now, years later I have found the Fat-Free diet did nothing for me. I still had the Hypertension which was getting worse. I needed 3 pills, instead of one. Plus I had developed the early signs of insulin resistant diabetes and at the start of that year (2012) I was hospitalized for 10 days, because I could hardly breathe, was too weak to even walk and my hypertension was out of control.

Some progress HUH! Plus, I kept getting weaker and sicker as each year went by.

Now, of course, all that has passed, since finding my new diet consisting of coconut oil, iodine, sea salt and the rest of the good natural food stuff, I have written about.

Today, I no longer take any prescription medication.  I am no longer hypertensive; my thyroid is enjoying its iodine and providing me lots of renewed energy. Now I’m trying to break my carb habit and become free from any sugar and insulin resistive problems.  But along  the way….

Reading Labels produced some real surprises.

Take mayonnaise for example;

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Along the way of investigating and research I found reading product labels, was generated some real surprises, one major surprise was mayonnaise.  I have found all mayonnaise, even the advertised “real mayonnaise”, is made either with vegetable oil, or soy.  I was looking to add a real mayonnaise with olive oil, like I had added a real butter back into my diet.  By the Way Soy, was the original GMO product used to replace Coconut Oil

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To help with my fact-finding, I was visiting my local Health Food Store often.  One day I was visiting, looking for an olive oil based mayonnaise. The assistant manager and I had become friends. Her knowledge of food and nutrition was very informative, and I had learned to trust her knowledge. She had even given me a large, very helpful and informative book on nutrition.

Upon seeing her I said, “I just found out most mayonnaise is made from vegetable oils or soy”. She confirmed my suspicion about soy being a GMO. She responded, “I have just the thing for you”.  I followed her down the aisles. She handed me a bottle of mayonnaise.   “This is just the thing”, she said “It’s made with the new Canola Oil”.  It’s healthy and safe and better for you.

So, Exactly What is Canola Oil?

On October 6, 2006 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ruled the approval of canola oil’s health claim on its ability to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease due to its unsaturated fat content.  Canola Oil was introduced to the FDA for approval by the Canola Council of Canada. Barb Isman the councils chairman said, “The FDA’s stamp of approval is proof positive that canola oils are really Good for Every Body”!

The resulting advertising campaign like the “I can’t believe it’s not butter” campaign has been very successful. Many people believe it, including the people from Health Food Store who now talk of the “Good Oil”. Many stores feature food cooked in the oil. In fact, many honest food producers are using Canola Oil over Olive Oil because it is less expensive.

But what is a Canola,  is it like an Olive?  What is a Canola?

Olive oil comes from Olives, Coconut Oil comes from coconuts, Walnut oil comes from walnuts, and Canola oil comes from — are you ready?  — the seed of the yellow flowing rapeseed plant, which is part of the mustard family of plants. Rapeseed is a GMO created plant. 

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RapeSeed Plant

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Rape Seed

According to the Health Ranger, “The Canadian government subsidizes rapeseed planting and harvesting. These plants are easy to grow because they are GMO modified to be insect resistant or “Roundup Ready”

Field of RapeSeed Flowers

Canola oil is cheaper and easier to use for processed foods than the more expensive, healthier cold pressed oil such as olive oil. The Canadian government, it is reported, put up the cash to have the FDA classify Canola oil as GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe). This classification allowed the Canola industry to avoid long-term safety testing”

Canola oil stands for Canada Oil or Oil from Canada.  After all, Rapeseed Oil does  sounds a little odd.

Expeller Press and Cold Pressed

All oil is produced by pressing.  Olive oil presses olives; coconut oil presses coconut meat; walnut oil… etc. Even mustard is made by pressing mustard seeds. You get the picture.

There are two types of pressing process, cold press and expeller pressed.

Expeller pressed is a chemical-free mechanical process that extracts oil from seeds and nuts.  The temperature reached during pressing depends on the hardness of the nut or seed. The harder it is the higher the friction which increases the temperature.  Rapeseed comes from the mustard family and like mustard it’s seed is one of the harder type, therefore the heat generated during pressing is high (over 300 degrees).

Cold Pressing is used to produce delicate oils, or those when flavor is key.  The temperature is keep below 120 degrees F.

To compare it to Olive oil is a sin.  Real olive oil is not processed, it is pressed from real fruit an olive not a flower seed. There are more minerals and healthy things in an olive then there is in any seed.  Ancient societies have worshiped the Olive and Olive Oil for its life giving qualities. Local oil growing communities have olive oil tasting ceremonies when the oil is first pressed.

In previous articles on this site I have shown research material indicating many manufactures cutting costs and not using Olive Oil at all to make extra virgin olive oil.  They are adding another oil to reduce cost and meet demand.

I also have included other articles reporting on Olive Oil and the dangers when heating it:

Heating a monounsaturated fat like olive oil, makes the oil break down and become perishable with oxidative damage which then forms free-radicals, inflammation and illness in the body.

expeller-pressed coconut oil 

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If anyone wants to know the difference between cold pressed and expeller pressed, taste the difference with Coconut oil. Virgin coconut oil is cold pressed. For those of you who want the benefits of coconut oil but do not like the taste or smell, use expeller pressed. The friction based process removes all taste and smell. Unlike olive oil, coconut oil withstands any nutritional changes because it is a saturated fat and is safe to eat. Expeller pressed coconut oil is used in things like free smelling soap.

Look out Canola oil is sold in bottles next to the Olive Oil.  Read Your Food Labels Carefully.

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The oil is sold separately in bottles, but added warning for it is also included in many prepared or processed foods, even in the health food store.  For it is healthy remember?

Meanwhile, the health food industry sells and uses it as a healthy alternative despite growing evidence of toxic dangers. In fact, since even an expert cannot tell virgin olive oil by taste, you better look at the label extra carefully for if it says Expeller processed IT IS NOT OLIVE OIL.

Expeller processed is NOT OLIVE OIL.  To be Olive Oil IT MUST BE COLD PRESSED.

Olive Oil is so delicate it has to be cold pressed to be healthy.  I have even seen bottles of canola oil and olive oil together and YES I HAVE SEEN expeller pressed olive oil.  It was made by the same manufacture of the Canola oil that’s on the next shelf down.

I did not take the time to expand on the real dangers of Canola Oil which can be found in the following list of articles.  There are some major health dangers in this product. Read the following links to get more of the story.

All those above highlights can be found in Sources listed below but the best one is a video from the Health Ranger himself.

Health Ranger Video

https://vimeo.com/247162731

 

you eating pesticides? Canola oil a great insect killer

Vegol Pesticidal Canola Oil

The Health Ranger reveals how the No. 1 ingredient in a pesticide product is actually canola oil, and describes the warnings on the product which include that you should never get the oil on your skin or clothing. Soybean oil is also discussed as a key ingredient in another pesticide product.

“The Truth About Canola Oil”

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Rapeseed was originally a very toxic acid called lear oil which had to be removed from the market.

Rapeseed oil is genetically modified to withstand Monsanto’s weed killing herbicide Roundup.

 

Rapeseed oil is heated to over 300 degrees, which creates a unpleasant odor which needs further processing and solvents to remove.

Trans fat: An unhealthy substance that is made through the chemical process of hydrogenation of oils. Hydrogenation solidifies liquid oils and increases the shelf life and the flavor stability of oils and foods that contain them. Trans fatty acids are found in vegetable shortening and in some margarine, crackers, cookies, and snack foods. Trans fatty acids are also found in abundance in many deep-fried foods. Trans fatty acids both raise the ‘bad’ (LDL) cholesterol and lower the ‘good’ (HDL) cholesterol levels in blood, markedly increasing the risk of heart disease. Also known as trans fat.

Till Next Time

Sources

“The Dangers of Canola Oil”

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2000/01/16/dangers-canola-oil.aspx

“Canola Oil is a Classic Example of Food Fraud”

http://www.naturalnews.com/029516_canola_oil_fraud.html

“Canola Oil – Danger !!!???

http://breathing.com/articles/canola-oil.htm

What is Cold Pressed Oil?

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-cold-pressed-oil.htm

http://www.food.com/library/i-cant-believe-its-not-butter-825

http://www.icantbelieveitsnotbutter.com/product/detail/129799/i-can-t-believe-it-s-not-butter-original-spread

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Heartburn and Stomach Acid

By Joan McDaniel      March 28,2019

In the process of putting the fire out, I began my research into what was bothering me the most —- My stomach.  I was literally full of hot air.  It seemed to be getting better when eating natural foods from my garden or the local farmers garden like Kale and other lettuce.

I began to explore what is Heartburn and what was my stomach trying to tell me.  My belly wasn’t a very happy fellow –  I didn’t actually have any pain but I knew I also wasn’t digesting food very well either.  What exactly is Stomach Acid seemed to be a good place to start.

This is a re-write of my original article

Heartburn – Too Much or Too Little Stomach acid?

https://wordpress.com/post/coconutcreamcare.com/1366

By Joan McDaniel                        July 30, 2013

Heart Burn

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One of Big Pharma’s major money makers are antacids.  There seems to be a constant barrage of advertisements on Radio, TV, and the internet.  If you have heard one advertisement you have heard them all.  Temporary relief from the pain of acid indigestion – acid reflux – GERD (Gastro esophageal reflux disease) – Heartburn –

There is a big market for heartburn medication and a long list of name-brand (patented) pills.

But what your stomach needs is more acid not less.

There has never been an over-acid stomach with natural acid. All the “heartburn” and “acid indigestion” symptoms are created because of low stomach acid, which causes incomplete digestion and inflammation called “Heart Burn”

Why do you think they call them antacids?  They reduce the much-needed stomach acid. Antacids suppress or cover up or turn to cement what stomach acid is left in the stomach. But what your stomach with its heart burn signal is trying to tell you is “I NEED SOME SEA SALT” and I need something to help me digest the food. We are suppressing the all-important digestive process with antacids.

Antacid medications means big bucks for BigPharma.

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Anti-acids are the third highest-selling class of drugs in the United States, after antipsychotics and statins, with over 100 million prescriptions and $13.9 billion in sales in 2010, in addition to over-the-counter sales.

For some of these medications, the originally patient has run out and it can now be sold over the counter for others you need a Doctor’s Prescription to protect the original patient.

The Pharmaceutical Company’s propaganda or sales pitch is; “To treat Frequent Heartburn over a 14 day course of treatment.  The medication action is described as “reducing the total load in the GI tract and elevate gastric pH to reduce Pepcid activity.”

 

 

Are Drugs Making Your Heartburn Worse and Worse? That’s ok Just Fix It with Surgery!

What starts as mild upset stomach, often escalates to major antacid meds and maybe eventually to Endoscopy, ulcers, surgery or other life threatened diseases like cancer.  You find yourself starting with the mild forms of antacids like:

Alka-Selzer, Andrews Antacid, Briochi, Eno, Equate, Gas-X, Gaviscon,  Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Pepto-Bismol, Rennie, Rolaids, and Tums.

As the stomach problems worsen, you move on to the longer-lasting H2-receptor antagonist, which now have been replaced with the  heavier and longer lasting PPI (proton pump inhibitors) The bloating, belching and heartburn seems to worsen.  Your stomach gets distended and you begin to put on weight.  Especially around the belly button or stomach. Eventually treatments for ulcers and other stomach ailments and if not, including surgery follow.

These drugs are among the most widely sold drugs in the world.  The vast majority of these drugs are benzimidazole derivatives, but promising new research indicates the imidazopyridine derivatives may be a more effective means of treatment. High dose or long-term use of PPIs carries a possible increased risk of bone fractures, and other side effects.

Clinically used proton pump inhibitors:

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Dexlansoprazole (brand name: Kapidex, Dexilant)

Esomeprazole (brand names: Nexium, Esotrex, esso)

Ilaprazole (brand names: Noltec, Yili’an, Ilapro, Lupilla, Adiza)

Lansoprazole (brand names: Prevacid, Zoton, Monolitum, Inhibitol, Levant, Lupizole)

Loperamide

Misoprostol

Omeprazole (brand names: Gasec, Losec, Prilosec, Zegerid, ocid, Lomac, Omepral, Omez,Omepep)

Pantoprazole (brand names: Protonix, Somac, Pantoloc, Pantozol, Zurcal, Zentro, Pan, Controloc, Tecta)

Rabeprazole (brand names: AcipHex, Pariet, Erraz, Zechin, Rabecid, Nzole-D, Rabeloc, Razo. Dorafem: combination with domperidone

Sucralfate

Hydrochloric Acid: God’s Natural Antiseptic.

Hydrochloric acid is the acid found in the stomach

With sufficient and normal Hydrochloric Acid HCl, all waste acids along with fermentation disappear. It follows that all “heartburn” and gastritis are symptoms of low HCl, not high acid as the pharmaceutical sales pitches claim.

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What is stomach acid for?

One thing is Immunity; your gut is your immune system. The good bacteria in your gut are what fight the bad bacteria.  But if, the bacteria has been destroyed by antibiotics or a high sugar diet the colon becomes inflamed and the good and bad bacteria are destroyed.

Put the Fire Out

If your gut is inflamed so is your immune system.  If your gut is inflamed, it isn’t digesting food very well either.  Remember inflamed is inflammation the start of all diseases.  Also remember you need good anti-oxidant food to fix the free radical damage.

Your immune system is simply overwhelmed and your physiological and mental health is probably inflamed also. You don’t feel very good; your temper is short your anxiety has increased, and your muscles hurt.  You may even find depression.  In fact, the doctor may be the first to diagnose depression for there is a long list of profit-making pills for that too.

You need stomach acid for digestion food that contains vital nutrients and minerals. Stomach acid is also essential for preventing the growth of bacteria and yeast in your stomach. With sufficient and normal HCl, all waste acids along with fermentation disappear. It follows that all “heartburn” and gastritis are symptoms of low HCl, not high acid as the pharmaceutical sales pitches claim.

Hydrochloric acid is the wall, if it is low the body cannot fight off pathogens. Pepcid is what digest food.  Without it food just sits undigested (malabsorbed), becomes fermented (becomes non-oxidized alcohol) and rots. Your body cannot digest food.

With antacids covering the symptoms, the pains continue the stomach boating increases as does the gas and reflux. Septic or toxicity increases of the tissues and organs. Pyorrhea, symptoms of indigestion, nephritis, appendicitis, abscesses, pneumonia, etc., begin to appear. Deficiency of normal acid leads to stagnation of organs like the gall bladder and the pancreas, causing diabetes and gallstones, and leads the way to all forms of degenerative disease.

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What can help heartburn naturally?

My research found these Long term natural solutions.

Lifestyle changes in order to start eating right, cutting back on sugar, alcohol, and stress foods like caffeine, increase your intake of fats (saturated and polyunsaturated), increase your intake of Sea Salt (not modern processed salt) moderate exercise, relaxation and increasing intake of digestive enzymes. Try to eat as much raw food as possible, cooking or processing food destroys the much-needed enzymes that metabolize (digest) food.

Increase probiotic and prebiotic. Probiotics are the actual good gut bacteria or gut flora. prebiotic is dietary fiber. Eat foods high in fiber. (See my article Need Fiber in your Diet? Eat a Tree or better yet eat a Coconut!)

Well known probiotic foods include raw milk yogurt and other fermented foods, such as non-pasteurized sauerkraut (best if homemade). Probiotic supplements are also available.

  • Use real sea salt.  Don’t make the error thinking “salt is salt”.  What we think as table salt has been refined and processed.  It has been radically altered by heating up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit which destroys all possible nutrients.  To add to the process they then bleach the product to make it look white and pure.  Table salt is chemically cleaned and is nutrient free. The processed salt is not pure sodium chloride but is only 97.5 percent sodium chloride and anticaking and flow agents are added to compromise about 2.5 percent. These are dangerous chemicals like ferrocyanide and aluminosilicate.

Mild cases of “heartburn” can also be aided by a daily regimen of apple cider  vinegar, which stimulates natural production of HCl in the stomach. Take 1 tablespoon in 8 ounces of water, before meals. Look for the raw unfiltered Apple cider Vinegar, you can tell its raw for there are pieces that float in the bottom of the bottle.  This Vinegar is available in most food stores.

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  • A word of caution when it comes to baking soda (bicarbonate of soda, not baking powder).  Baking Soda may help but what you need is more acid.  Baking Soda is alkaline Great for pH but tough when your trying to get digestion re-started.
  • An ounce or two of unprocessed Aloe Vera juice is good for heartburn and stomach ulcers.

Ginger and Peppermint have gastro protective effects.  They have been found to promote regression of GERD symptoms without side effects.

Cayenne powder is another remedy. Use half or full teaspoon of cayenne powder and water.

-Activated Charcoal supplements, which absorbs the unwanted gas. Supplements are available online.

It Can Be Done

I used many of the ideas listed above and some more I found later over and over again.  It felt like I was fighting the inflammation an inch at a time.  First it was the Stomach then the colon.  In fact, I still belch and my stomach acid isn’t balance but it is so much better than when I started back in 2012.  I am digesting my food much better.  It is a complex issue not only stomach acid but pH balance, toxins, detoxify and eating different kinds of foods.  It isn’t easy but it can be done.

Till Next Time

Sources

http://easyhealthoptions.com/alternative-medicine/hydrochloric-acid-gods-natural-antisepticbb/

http://www.myfrienddebbie.com/article_master.php?id=1120

http://chriskresser.com

http://www.forbes.com/sites/melaniehaiken/2013/07/12/common-acid-reflux-drugs-could-raise-risk-of-heart-disease-new-research-suggests/?partner=yahootix

Inflammation, Free Radicals and the Antioxidant Benefits of Nuts

By Joan McDaniel                  March 22, 2019

This is a re-write of the original article

Inflammation, Free Radicals and the Health Benefits of Nuts.

By Joan McDaniel                                                August 30, 2012

My first real lesson on illness was the understanding of the word Inflammation. This became one of my first basic principle in understand how the body gets sick and how it can get well again.  The key words to understand are antioxidants, oxidation, free-radicals, and inflammation.

Inflammation – a localized physical condition in which part of the body becomes reddened, swollen, hot, and often painful, especially as a reaction to injury or infection.

I remember when I first tried Coconut Oil I said to myself “This oil is putting the fire out.”

You may know inflammation, such things as swelling or a red rash or a temperature etc indicates illness but Inflammation is the source of all disease. Inflammation is also pain, itch, tenderness and irritation externally or internally.

Let me repeat that Inflammation is the SOURCE of all DISEASE 

The next earth-shaking discovery was to fix or help your body fix or get rid of the inflammation  —— all you need is to  eat food that contain antioxidants. These foods I would later call Super Foods.

Antioxidant a substance that inhibits oxidation.

Oxidation – A chemical reaction which causes the loss of elections. Causing an unstable molecule or free radical

Free radicals – rob the molecule of energy and make it unstable in other words sick.  See later in article

I learned the definition and working common sense understanding of illness all illness as inflammation caused by free radical damage.

Next I learned I could reduce inflammation and start the healing process by eating 7 walnuts a day.

Seven Walnuts

The first antioxidant food I found was simply nuts – Walnut to be exact.  Eating no more than 7 walnuts a day gets you started on a healthy sugar-free antioxidant diet.

Now on with the article;

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Nuts provide high quality antioxidants that fight inflammation and free-radical damage.

Nuts are a natural whole food, you do not need an expensive insurance paid prescriptions, from your expensive insurance paid doctor, for an expensive and toxic insurance paid pharmaceutical

prescription

 

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Drug, that probably does nothing except give you side effects.

Nuts are a form of a long list of natural whole antioxidant foods.  (NaturalNews)  “ Natural whole foods are packed with synergistic nutrients that work together in unity to provide a plethora of health benefits without causing negative side effects — and walnuts are no exception!”

“Nuts are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids, protein, vitamins including Vitamin E.  What’s more they have a wide variety of health benefits, particularly for the cardiovascular system. Nuts are also a source of l-arginine, a substance that improves artery walls by making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots. Some nuts also contain healthy plant sterols.”

There are several types of nuts and nut butters:

Almond, Almond butter/cheese/milk, Beechnut, Brazil, Butternut, Cashew, Cashew butter, Chestnut, Chia seed, Flaxseed, hazelnut (filbert), Hickory, Litchi, Macadamia, Peanut, Peanut Butter, Pecan, Pecan butter, Pine (Pignola), Pistachio, Poppy seed, Pumpkin Seed, Sesame butter, Sesame seed, Sunflower butter, Sunflower seed, and Walnut (black/English)

But the King for health benefits is the Walnut.

Walnuts are considered the king of nuts for health benefits according to US researchers. Walnuts contain higher quality antioxidants then even almonds, peanuts, pecans or any other nut.

Why do we need antioxidants?

Glycation theory:

Diets consisting of excess Glucose or sugar cause Glycation. Glycation  is like oxidation with glucose taking the place of Oxygen.  When a white blood cell encounters a glyrated protein, it sets off an inflammatory reaction which creates Advanced Gyration End Products (AGE’s). The receptors for AGEs are known as RAGE leading to chronic inflammation and degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and diabetes.  The more you accumulate, the more quickly you and your brain age.

Man made Polyunsaturated Hydrogenated Fat (Crisco):

For more information; 

See A Brief History of Trans Fat for a history of Trans Fat

In Summary

Our ancestors cooked their food mostly using Bacon Fat.  I’m in my 70’s and I remember my family having a jar of bacon fat which we used to cook other meals.  I also remember the introduction of Crisco Oil back in the 1950’s.  It was the first convenience food.

Since the introduction of Crisco Oil in the early 1930 most Americans began to eat Trans Fat.  The use of trans fat, destroyed the taste of the food, so sugar was added to most processed food. An Americans increased their consumption of sugar and began the recommended low-fat diet or Standard American Diet (SAD).

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Free Radicals

Diets not only excess sugar but diets consisting of polyunsaturated hydrogenated oils are a major cause of free radicals.

Poly unsaturated Hydrogenation Fat Diet or Low-Fat

Hydrogenation, a man-made cooking fat added a hydrogen atom to the fatty acid chain which created a polyunsaturated fat or Trans-fat. This oil is heated to such a high level that anything that was alive or real isn’t anymore. Polyunsaturated fats readily oxidize and become destructive free-radicals.  Once free-radicals are formed they attack other unsaturated fats and proteins steeling an electron and creating more free radicals and stress and inflammation.

Antioxidants fight free Radicals

Our only defense against free radicals is antioxidants.  

Antioxidants found in fresh, minimally processed foods are helpful to your health because they are able to provide the electrons that free radicals want. Once free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants, they become harmless, and are eventually eliminated from your body.

Inflammation – is a normal natural response to injury and stress to the body.  It stimulates the influx of blood and oxygen into the injured area to facilitate healing.  The blood brings platelets to stop bleeding, if necessary, along with other proteins to rebuild damaged tissues. Inflammation will remain as long there is irritation causing chronic inflammation.

Now back to Inflammation

“All Illness is caused by Inflammation.”

Inflammation 

(NaturalNews) “Persistent, systemic inflammation is at the root of practically all known chronic health conditions, including everything from rheumatoid arthritis and high cholesterol to dementia and cancer. These health conditions are not necessarily inevitable, and neither is chronic inflammation.” This inflammation can be reduced and cured by watching what you eat and eating foods that help fight inflammation.

Free radicals – Are toxic renegade molecules that attack and destroy other molecules

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Accumulation of damage over the years results in degenerative tissues and loss of function that typifies old age.  Basically a free radical is a molecule that is missing a neuron; it is a reactive element that then steals this neuron from healthy cells thru a process call oxidation. The tissue becomes impaired over time.  (Oxidation is the process that also causes iron to rust.)  Once a free-radical reaction is started, it causes a chain reaction which in turn will destroy thousands of cells. The brain tissue of neurodegenerative diseases are riddled with free radical damage.

Antioxidants found in fresh, minimally processed foods are helpful to your health because they are able to provide the electrons that free radicals want. Once free radicals are neutralized by antioxidants, they become harmless, and are eventually eliminated from your body.

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Modern Medicine and the Standard American Diet (SAD)

There are literally hundreds of illnesses caused by chronic inflammation and free-radicals, but modern medicine (Allopathic medicine) has classified this inflammation as unique and unrelated, when in fact they are all products of the same underlying imbalances inside the body. When the root causes of these imbalances are properly addressed chronic illness is less likely to taking hold and the body is left free to fix itself.

Generally Inflammation is caused by consuming the Standard American Diet (SAD) or food stripped of all nutrition. The USDA’s Food Pyramid or Food Plate is a diet high in simple carbohydrates and refined sugars and low in fat especially saturated fat.

There are additional causes of inflammation such as environmental toxicity, not drinking enough clean water, lack of sleep, and lack of exercise all contribute to low levels of chronic inflammation.  But diet is the main cause. Inflammation often goes undetected for many years until disease finally emerges.

I found a Video which is extremely helpful on Inflammation November 22, 2013 Joan

Inflammation is associated with killer diseases

http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/videos/the-science-of-healthy-eating/inflammation-and-food.html

Inflammation has been linked to conditions or diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Many books have been written about “Anti-inflammatory diets.” They tend to complicate some very simple guidelines and then try to

sell you expensive supplements.

Here, Dr. Randy Horowitz keeps it simple.

Eating a whole foods diet that eliminates highly processed foods and emphasizes a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables is key to reducing inflammation in the body.

Video (1:48):

http://www.therealfoodchannel.com/page/11400.html

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Anti-Inflammatory Diet, What Is This?

A Handful of Walnuts is enough to Boost Your Health

Reportedly, it only takes about seven walnuts a day to get their potential health benefits.

But Eat Nuts

Eat nuts at least 1 to 2 OZ. a day.  Walnut and Almonds (Natural Almonds not Pasteurized) are at the top of the list but any and all nuts are good to eat.

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The amazing thing about walnuts and other whole foods, is no single nutrient inside them can be pinpointed and isolated as the sole beneficial factor. In explaining this very important fact, researchers note in their report that “[t]he walnut diet’s beneficial effects probably represent the effects of the whole walnuts’ multiple constituents and not via a specific fatty acid or tocopherol.” In other words you cannot manufacture the whole food’s benefit, nor can you improve on Nature.  This benefit cannot be man-made.

What else can you do, to fix the inflammation caused by Free Radicals?

There are other food high in antioxidants. Many of these foods are called super foods like the berry. The super food berry includes blueberry, strawberries and basically all berries.  There are hundreds of superfoods.  This web-site will be covering many of them.

The best place to start is to eat a good diet and to concentrate on decreasing intake of food that causes inflammation in the first place.

Note: This or another food cannot be considered a cure-all for inflammation or any other disease.  Your body does the curing.  What these food do is give your body the ammunition it needs to fight the fight. Remember to help fight inflammation use the same common sense diet our ancestors used.

This introduces my first supper food,  I would go on to investigate many other supper foods.

Till Next Time

Sources for this article include:

http://www.naturalnews.com/036722_inflammation_disease_prevention.html

Walnuts may help battle prostate cancer – Western Farm Press

Benefits and Ways to Enjoy Walnuts – Sheer Balance

http://www.naturalnews.com/036913_walnuts_almonds_health_benefits.html

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nuts/HB00085

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111111095222.htm

http://www.askmen.com/sports/foodcourt_100/100_eating_well.html

http://www.upi.com

http://www.shape.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17125534

http://health.learninginfo.org/benefits-nuts.htm

Oral and Mouth Care Using Coconut Oil

By Joan McDaniel                 March 15, 2019

This is a re-print and update of my original article;

Oral Infections and Mouth Care

 

By Joan McDaniel                             August 7, 2012

From Stop Alzheimer’s Now! Dr. Bruce Fife paraphrased by J.L. McDaniel

By the way this is the book I am reading from Dr. Fife on the Benefits of Coconut Oil.  Contrary to its title it contains an excellent introduction to common sense nutrition.

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And for those who are interested he has also addressed Autism

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I was just getting started in 2012 looking around me and getting rid of the toxins, I was becoming aware of.  I also was trying learn what exactly was wrong with me.  After working on my Thyroid by increasing my intake of foods that contain Iodine.  I started to work on what I could see.  I knew I had trouble breathing so I began to work at the top and slowly work down.  Where better to start then the toxins in the mouth.  Dr. Fife had already addressed this with what he called Oil Pulling Therapy.

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Now on to the Benefits of Oil Pulling

Mouth decay can be very serious and dangerous and cause brain damage and other illness.  Over 90% of the population has some form of tooth decay or gum disease.  Regardless how clean your mouth appears, you could have an active infection right now and not know it.  More brushing, flossing, mouthwash, or use of antibiotics will not stop it.

Oil Pulling and Coconut Oil 

You have heard of gargling, but have you heard of Mouth Oil Pulling?

But there is something that will, and if you know me by now you have guessed it—COCONUT OIL.  The Oil is not used in brushing the teeth, (more of that later) It is used in entirely a different way.  The method is called Oil Pulling.

Oil Pulling How To’s 

The process of oil pulling is very simple. You put a spoonful of coconut oil into your mouth and swish it around (do not gargle) for a period of 15 to 20 minutes.  The coconut oil is worked into the mouth by pushing, pulling, and sucking it through the teeth.  As you work the oil, it sucks up the bacteria, toxins, pus, and mucous.  Don’t swallow it!!!! You have enough toxins your body is trying to get rid of without more.

When you are finished pulling, spit it into the trash.  You do not want to plug up your household plumbing because of a buildup of oil over time.  Busy yourself with other things like dressing, reading or other things, the time will go by quickly.

Oil pulling is best done in the early morning before eating breakfast.  After eating brush your teeth as you normally would.  Oil pulling can be done one to three times a day on an empty stomach.  Just before meals is a good time.

Do not use Oil pulling in place of good mouth care.

Now, Dr. Fife has a whole book on oil pulling therapy and has a book and video’s.  Dr. Fife says “although oil pulling has its origins in Ayurvedic medicine, which dates back thousands of years, this modern version is relatively new, at least in the United States.”  He proposes a complete detox method using Oil Pulling.

Brush Your Teeth with Tooth Paste of Coconut Oil

As illustrated below; All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, clear liquid Stevia(optional), a small bowl and spoon. Oh also you will need your tooth-brush.

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Baking Soda

Baking Soda

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SweetLeaf Stevia Clear

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Break the Sugar habit with a Smidgen of Stevia

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Use Coconut Oil and Avoid the Dangers of Tooth Paste

Now why would you want to brush your teeth with coconut oil?  First of all it tastes great.  But again, look at the back of your box of tooth paste and see some very strange ingredients plus Fluoride.

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Tooth Paste Label

Look at the label of any toothpaste container — It says “Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age.”  and

“If more than used for brushing is accidentally swallowed, Get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.”

In other words Do Not Swallow toothpaste.  Now why in the world would I brush my teeth with a poison?  Now if it is so dangerous if you swallow tooth paste then why do they add fluoride to tap and bottle water?  Just for your information you do not know what is in your bottle water for there isn’t any requirement to tell you.

For a complete discussion of fluoride and chloride being added to your tap water and the dangers see this article

Is Your Water Facet loaded?

Loaded with toxins that is

From the Water Facet Article;

Chlorine and Fluoride

These chemicals are two of the most damaging substances to the health and digestive function of the human body. Do your own research.  According to Dr. Mercola “Municipalities, in the effort to protect the “Public”, dump chemicals into the water.  The number of chemicals added to public drinking water is beyond imagination and a recent report found “Probably Carcinogenic” chemicals in all municipal water samples tested.”

I Use Baking Soda 

Now back to teeth ——

Baking Soda has so many uses and benefits; I simply do not know where to begin with it.

Besides Dr. Fife’s formula for tooth paste, Sometimes I add an eye dropper drop of Stevia to the mix. I found after reading up on SweetLeaf Stevia that studies indicated Stevia tends to lower elevated blood pressure but does not seem to affect normal blood pressure. It also inhibits the growth and reproduction of some bacteria and other infectious organisms, including the bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease. This may help explain why users of Stevia enhanced products report a lower incidence of colds and flu and why it has such exceptional qualities when used as a mouthwash or added to toothpaste. Many people report significant improvement in oral health after adding Stevia concentrate to their toothpaste and using it, diluted in water, as a daily mouthwash.

As illustrated above; All you need is coconut oil, baking soda, clear liquid Stevia, a small bowl and spoon. Oh also you will need your tooth-brush.

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Brush your teeth with coconut oil

Brush your teeth with coconut oil

Instructions

Brush your teeth with coconut oil

o    1 Add 2 parts baking soda to 1 part coconut oil directly into the small bowl. Add eye Doppler of Stevia. Mix with a spoon until the ingredients resemble a paste. If the mixture is too wet, add additional baking soda. If the mixture is too dry, add a few drops of coconut oil or water.

o    2 Cover the toothbrush brush bristles with the coconut oil paste by dipping the head of the toothbrush into the bowl.

o    3 Hold the toothbrush at a 45 degree angle, and brush the teeth using a small circular motion with gentle pressure. Remember to brush all around the teeth and the tongue.

o    4 Rinse your mouth with warm water. Repeat twice daily.

I have been using oil pulling for about a month.  One of my illnesses was fungus and Candida. I had a grey tongue It is also called Thrush.  I was using commercial mouth wash which was specialized to kill fungus it tasted awful did some good but then, I found coconut oil.  Coconut oil kills yeast, fungus and candida. I now have an almost pink tongue.  And after brushing with coconut oil and baking soda, the mouth is fresh, pink and I could never go back to the artificial plastic taste of tooth paste and alcohol laden mouthwash again.

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Infection of the mouth and throat by a yeast like fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.  I had never noticed it until I started my research but that is what my tongue looked like.  It took a while but after a period of time of eating healthy and oil pulling the tongue slowly and steady began to return to more pink than white to finally all pink.  Once you notice this on yourself, you will also notice it on other people.  It is amazing but as I became well, how much illness I could see on what looked like perfectly healthy people.

Read more: How to Brush With Coconut Oil | eHow.com

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Thrush is – 

Infection of the mouth and throat by a yeast like fungus, causing whitish patches. Also called candidiasis.

 

If your tongue is coated like that what does the rest of you look like on the inside???? My research continues.

Till Next time