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Placebo Fraud?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 30, 2010

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Placebo Fraud

Natural News has an interesting article on what could be a scientific scandal relating to placebos. Worth a read

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Cure for MRSA

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 12, 2010

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Cure for MRSA

The following information was provided on various Yahoo groups:
Yes, MRSA is subject to colodial silver. I helped to CURE.. (yes erradicate the MRSA completely from the blood and body tissue even when the doctors told the man that “it might go into a remission state but that it would be present for the rest of his life), MRSA with bentonite clay mixed with colodial silver solution and taken by mouth, as well as being applied to the leisons… and colodial silver solution added to the water bottle so that some amount was ingested every time he took a drink of water.

From another source found in my files with no name:

Antiseptic Oil Mixture 2 is based on research of essential oils on two types of antibiotic resistant bacteria–MRSA (methicillin-resistant S. Aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococci). Tea tree oil was found the most powerful, followed by lavender, peppermint and thyme oils (equally effective). This mixture is half tea tree with 20% each peppermint and thyme and 10% lavender oils. Appears very effective used in aromatherapy (see directions below) against other bacteria and possibly viruses which may infect the sinuses and lungs. Properly diluted, the mixture can be used in topicals. Ingredients: Essential oils of tea tree, peppermint, thyme, and lavender.
Directions: Both of the antiseptic oil mixtures will irritate mucous membranes and skin – handle with care. These mixtures cannot be applied directly to the skin without proper dilution. The most convenient method to use essential oils as aromatherapy is as a spray. Mix ¼ to ½ tsp of the essential oil mixture into 2 ounces of vodka. Alcohol is a good carrier for a spray, but plain water may be used as well. Spritz a single spray into the air and inhale. Traditional aromatherapy methods can also be used including EO dispensers, or just putting a few drops on a cotton ball or in a cup of hot water and inhaling the vapors. A ¼ tsp or less can be simmered in a couple quarts of water in a pan on the stove for a house-filling disinfection. 1 drop can be added to personal steam misters, but this may be too strong. Decrease to half a drop in the reservoir if it is too irritating by mixing well a drop in water into twice as much water as needed and discarding half the water before use. A single drop can be mixed well into a sinkful of warm water, adding a tablespoon of salt if desired, and splashed up the nose as a nasal wash. A few drops can be added to humidifiers as a most effective method, too. Some people even put essential oil mixtures in ultrasonic humidifiers (1/8 tsp or so per tankful), even though the oils will mar and eventually destroy the hard plastic parts. Antiseptic Oil Mixture 2 can be taken internally in very small amounts, no more than one drop at a time mixed in sufficient water or juice and stirred very well. Add 1/8 tsp to liquid soap mixtures for washing hands, or mix in a sufficient amount of a carrier oil for topical use.

From Dr. Amy Neuzil of Austin Texas:

Natural Treatment for MRSA Skin Infections
Dr. Amy Neuzil, ND

MRSA, or Methicillin Resistant Stapholoccocus Aureus is a strain of the common Staph bacteria that has become resistant to almost every known pharmaceutical antibiotic and it is one of the most threatening super-bugs creeping around right now. It is important to know what you can do at home to protect you and your family. Keep in mind that MRSA is very common, and up to one third of the population could be silent carriers.

MRSA looks much the same as any other skin infection, at least at first. Usually it will occur in a cut, scrape, scratch or pimple – especially in children. Like any other infection, the skin around the wound will become red, warm to the touch and swell slightly. If it is MRSA the area will commonly develop into a boil or even an abscess and will last longer than normal, but even that isn’t proof that the infection is MRSA. The only way to tell if it is MRSA initially is to have your doctor test the infected area before beginning treatment. Testing generally takes about 48 hours to complete, although rapid genetic testing is becoming more widely available in hospitals.

Skin infections, MRSA or not, are easy to treat at home using natural methods. If you have a skin infection that doesn’t respond quickly to those methods, or if you see any sign that the infection is spreading, then see your doctor or go to the hospital right away. If the infection spreads you could see fever, general ill feelings, red streaks around the skin infection or the infection area may seem to get larger. If MRSA infection spreads to the blood or internal organs it can be life threatening so please don’t take risks.

The great thing about this is that MRSA responds very well to natural treatments, just like the regular Staph infection. It is important to start treating s soon as you notice a wound becoming infected. Here are the steps you can take:

1. Wash the area thoroughly with 3% hydrogen peroxide. This is inexpensive and available in any drug or grocery store. Use a large amount straight out of the bottle.

2. Soak a facecloth in hot water and place over the infected area for 30 seconds to a minute to soften any scabbing and allow the peroxide to penetrate. Make sure this facecloth is then bleached or disposed of as it could pass on infections.

Re-wash the wound with the 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Mix a thick paste of about a teaspoon of clay with water and 5-10 drops of Grapefruit Seed Extract, which is a potent natural antibacterial. Both the clay, which can be French green clay, bentonite or white clay; and the GSE are available at natural health food stores. This clay should be about cookie-dough texture when mixed.

Apply a thick layer of the clay mixture over the wound, cover with gauze or a large band-aid and leave for at least an hour or overnight. This mixture pulls toxins, bacteria and fluids out of the area, which draws infection out of the tissues. The clay may dry the skin around the infection, this is normal and not harmful.

Remove the clay pack with hot water and rinse again with hydrogen peroxide.

Cover with a clean band-aid or bandage.

Repeat the rinsing and clay pack every 12 hours until the infection disappears. This should only take 24-36 hours.

If the infection doesn’t respond within 24 – 36 hours or if you start to see more serious signs like fever, then see your doctor immediately.

From Natural News:

Wildflower Extracts Easily Kill MRSA Superbug
by David Gutierrez

(NaturalNews) Extracts from two Eurasian wildflowers are highly effective at killing the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a study conducted by researchers at the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) in Ireland.

Researchers found that extracts from Inula helenium (commonly known as elecampane, horse-heal or marchalan) eliminated 100 percent of MRSA colonies upon exposure.

I. helenium and another wildflower, known as Pulsatilla vulgaris or pasque flower, were tested against 300 different varieties of staphylococci bacteria, including MRSA. P. vulgaris also proved “highly effective” against MRSA, according to an article in the “Irish Examiner.”

MRSA is resistant to all first-line antibiotics, making it more likely that staph infections caused by the bug will proceed for longer without treatment and spread from the skin to other parts of the body. This makes MRSA correspondingly more lethal than other staph infections. The increasing prevalence and lethality of MRSA in hospitals, schools, prisons and other institutional settings across the United States has made the superbug an issue of increasing concern for health officials.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that MRSA infected nearly 100,000 people in the United States in 2005 and killed 18,650 people. Roughly 16,000 people died from AIDS in the same year.

I. helenium is a bright yellow, tall perennial wildflower that grows throughout central and southern Europe and throughout western and central Asia as far east as the Himalayas. It blossoms in the late summer. P. vulgaris, a member of the buttercup family, produces bell-shaped flowers in early spring. The wildflower is found throughout western, central and southern Europe. Both flowers grow wild in Ireland and Great Britain.

The research on the wildflower extracts was carried out by a postgraduate student under the supervision of a CIT professor and a senior medical scientist from the microbiology department of Cork University Hospital.

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Edema or Oedema? Let’s call the whole thing off!

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 12, 2010

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Edema / Oedema

A suggestion:

“Dandelion tea is an excellent diuretic and it is also a rich source of potassium.  Also, I would suggest that she take cayenne tincture daily.  Cayenne strengthens the entire cardiovascular system.”

Here is a link with more suggestions

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Emu oil as a carrier oil for transdermal cancer treatments

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 12, 2010

If you are looking for a good critical analysis of what is available for treating cancer then you need to read my two cancer books – see for more information

Transdermal anticancer therapy using Emu Oil

More and more people are looking at the transdermal approach (getting herbs, vitamins, minerals etc directly to the site of a cancer by applying them to the skin nearest the tumour) – the key problem is how to get them to penetrate the skin – and the usual answer is to mix with DMSO – available from veterinary suppliers. But Emu oil is now being touted as a possible alternative/ Here is one person’s report:

“I’ve been using a mixture of 50% DMSO/50% Emu oil, plus
about 6 drops of Lavender oil. My skin is sensitive and I’ve reacted
to DMSO when applied fanywhere above the waist–mostly itching/some
mild burning feelings and dry skin. This mixture has only given me a
very brief, and very slight itching. The skin has not dried at all
and actually feels very smooth and soft afterwards. I’ve used it on
my neck and back and have been pleased with the results. The Emu oil
is a carrier oil and penetrates the skin quickly so it doesn’t stay
greasy. And the lavender smell is lovely and completely masks the
DMSO odour.”

Another report on how to deal with the unpleasant after effects of DMSO:

“An holistic MD told me to put sesame or coconut oil  onto the  area where DMSO is applied. It pretty much stops the burn/itch, and  leave it  on, do not wash off.”

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Papaya leaf cure for cancer?

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 12, 2010

If you are looking for a good critical analysis of what is available for treating cancer then you need to read my two cancer books – see for more information

Papaya Leaf cure for cancer?

A number of people have over the years provided anecdotal reports that a tea made from the leafs of papaya plants have been curative – here is a report of research that appears to back this up

Recently there was a big research in the  University of Tokyo about :

Aqueous extract of Carica papaya leaves exhibits anti-tumor activity and
immunomodulatory effects

More than 20 different cancer cell ines were checked .

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cancer video with historical footage

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 10, 2010

If you are looking for a good critical analysis of what is available for treating cancer then you need to read my two cancer books – see for more information

Cancer Video with great historical footage

Here is a link to a video with some great historical footage – it will have more resonance the more you know about the history of cancer and the suppressed treatments. It is interesting to see Hoxsey, Caisse etc in person. The video is to promote a book about ‘forbidden cures’ – well the cures are only ignored rather than forbidden but congratulations to the author for putting together these clips

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Modified citrus pectin and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 5, 2010

If you are looking for a good critical analysis of what is available for treating cancer then you need to read my two cancer books – see for more information

Modified citrus pectin (MCP) and cancer

Scientists at Columbia University have recently published a paper showing that MCP stops the growth of prostate cancer cells in rhe laboratory.  This effect was seen in both hormone-dependent and hormone-independent forms of the disease.

Pectin is found in many fruits, including citrus fruits. It is what we use to make jam set, and is found mostly in the pips and the pith of citrus fruits. The pectin in MCP has been changed to make it easier for the body to take it in through the gut.

Two newly developed forms of MCP are marketed as PectaSol and PectaSol-C,

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Sodium Bicarbonate Basics

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on October 3, 2010

If you are looking for a good critical analysis of what is available for treating cancer then you need to read my two cancer books – see for more information

Sodium Bicarbonate Basics

Sodium bicarbonate is coming much more to the fore in recent years as a healing agent – here’s an interesting summary of the basics.

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