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Whey and cancer

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 30, 2010


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Whey and cancer

There has been some interesting research that suggests that whey protein can help protect against cancer – and is an important dietary support for anyone seeking to undergo radiation and chemotherapy.

Whey protein appears to selectively deplete the cancer cells of their glutathione, while increasing or at least maintaining the levels of glutathione in healthy cells. No other proteins have this effect.

Whey protein contains branch chaim amino acids which are known to aid healing and impede cancer growth. Check out these two links

http://proteinpowder.mercola.com/whey-protein-bars.html

http://www.healthnews.com/natural-health/amino-acids/branched-chain-amino-acids-516.html

 

 

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herbs & supplements for the liver

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 20, 2010


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Herbs & supplements for the liver

The liver is the key organ overseeing the health of the body – cancer patients almost always have a poorly functioning liver. The following herbs and supplements are recommended to help bring the liver back into a state of good health.

Herbs

Rosemary, milk thistle, burdock root, artichoke leaf, olive leaf extract, dandelion root

Supplements

N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC, alpha lipoic acid (ALA, phosphatidylcholine, trimethylglycine (TMG)

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The FDA is there to help you, right? WRONG!!!

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 14, 2010


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FDA is an enemy of health protection

The FDA has for a long time been seen as an enemy to good health practices – very largely because of its cosy relationship with Big Pharma – and it is notable how many senior ex-FDA people migrate to executive positions in the pharmaceutical companies. Here is one example of how they are working against the public good.

http://www.organicpastures.com/fda_move_to_dismiss.html

But this is not just the criticism of the lunatic fringe. There are deep misgivings deep inside the FDA itself – as this article demonstrates

http://www.bnet.com/blog/drug-business/fda-8220corruption-8221-letter-authenticated-lawyers-start-your-engines/4396

Another article of interest addresses itself to what the author describes as Pharmaceutical Terrorism

http://blog.imva.info/medicine/pharmaceutical-terrorism

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herbs & supplements for heart health

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 14, 2010


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Herbs etc for heart health

Here is a useful list of what you need to be taking to enhance heart health

http://www.healthiertalk.com/top-15-nutrients-protect-your-heart-2982

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Kava (African Minty) & Pain relief

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 14, 2010


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Kava (African Minty) & Pain relief

The following link leads to an article that gives some interesting background on the use of the herb kava as a reliever of pain

http://www.healthiertalk.com/my-favorite-herb-natural-pain-relief-2983

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cancer and pulsed electro-magnetic energy

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 12, 2010


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Cancer and pulsed EMF fields

The electro-magnetic approaches to cancer treatment remain very much a fringe, but intriguing, option. Here is a useful link:

http://www.pemfinfo.com/

Note: The Cancer Survivor’s Bible (2012) is now available – see www.fightingcancer.com

“Chamberlain…speaks from the heart but clearly wants you to use your head. Good combination.”

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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – and good health

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 10, 2010


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Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme – and good health

The following information was provided by Tony Isaacs

Parsley

Parsley is an amazing medicinal herb with a world of health benefits. The root contains calcium, B-complex vitamins, and iron, which nourish the glands that help regulate the uptake of calcium. It is a source of magnesium, calcium, potassium, vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin K.

Among the many benefits reported for parsley are:

  • It is a diuretic that helps the body produce more urine to keep the urinary system operating smoothly and helps prevent problems such as kidney stones and bladder infections.
  • It is wonderful for removing toxins from the body, such as heavy metals.
  • It is an effective breath freshener. It is believed that the practice of including parsley on a dinner plate began due to its breath freshening abilities and not merely for its decorative effect.
  • The root and leaves are good for the liver and spleen.
  • It helps relieve bloating during menstruation.
  • It provide relief for edema, often helping when other remedies have failed
  • Parsley root and seeds help relax stiff joints, often making stiff and unmanageable fingers work again.
  • It helps remove gallstones when used properly by taking a pint of the tea daily.
  • It is beneficial for the adrenal glands.
  • It is a powerful therapeutic aid for the optic nerves, brain and sympathetic nervous system.
  • Parsley juice is an excellent tonic for the blood vessels.

Note: It is best to avoid large amounts of parsley if you are pregnant, especially the use of the volatile essential oil.

Sage

Like rosemary, its sister herb in the mint (Labitae) family, sage contains a variety of volatile oils, flavonoids and phenolic acids, including rosmarinic acid. The oils found in sage are both antiseptic and antibiotic, helping it fight infections.

Besides the antioxidant and other properties shared with Rosemary, sage’s other health benefits include:

  • It is effective for symptoms of menopause, night sweats and hot flashes, because of its estrogenic action and because its tannins help dry up perspiration.
  • Sage helps provide better brain function and has been used in the treatment of cerebrovascular disease for over a thousand years. It helps provide better recall and research has suggested that it may be an effective option to help treat Alzheimer’s.
  • There’s also compelling evidence that sage may be of value to people with diabetes for whom the hormone insulin does not work as efficiently as it should. Lab studies indicate that sage may boost insulin’s action.
  • The ability of sage to protect oils from oxidation has also led some companies to experiment with sage as a natural antioxidant additive to cooking oils that can extend shelf life and help avoid rancidity.

Rosemary

Rosemary contains caffeic acid and rosemarinic acid, both of which are potent antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory agents. Rosemary is also a good source of antioxidant vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) and other important antioxidants.

In addition, rosemary contains 19 chemicals with antibacterial action and a number of volatile oils, which reduce the airway constriction induced by histamine – the chemical culprit of asthma and other allergy symptoms. Notably, rosemary has long been used to treat asthma.

The volatile oils in rosemary also help reduce inflammation that contributes to liver and heart disease. Herbalists think that rosemary may also help ease breast pain by acting as a natural drying agent to fluid filled cysts.

Some other important health benefits for rosemary are:

  • Due to its antioxidants, rosemary can help prevent cataracts.
  • The natural acids present in rosemary help in protecting the body’s cells and DNA from free radical damage.
  • Rosemary stimulates liver enzymes, which help inactivate estrogen hormones which can cause breast cancer.
  • Rosemary extract helps prevent age-related skin damage such as wrinkles.
  • Rosemary encourages enzymes, which flush harmful toxins out of the liver and the body.
  • When consumed on a daily basis, rosemary extract can improve kidney functions, increase urine flow and preserve essential minerals such as sodium, and potassium.
  • Rosemary oil is used to stimulate hair growth, boost mental activity, relieve respiratory problems and pain, and reduce disorders in menstrual cycle, menstrual cramps, peptic ulcers, urine flow, prostate, gall bladder, intestine, sperm mobility, leukemia and kidney stones.

Cautionary notes:

  • Medical professionals recommend not exceeding two 400 mg rosemary capsules up to three times a day.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid large quantities of rosemary. Excessive dosage might affect the fetus and can lead to miscarriage.
  • Rosemary oil can be allergic, thus, it would be advisable to consult with a qualified naturopathic professional before using it.
  • People who suffer from high blood pressure or epilepsy should not take rosemary supplements.

Thyme

Thyme has a long history of use for chest and respiratory problems including coughs, bronchitis, and chest congestion. It is an excellent source of iron and manganese, and a good source of calcium and dietary fiber. Thyme contains a variety of important flavonoids and volatile oils, including the important volatile oil thymol.

Thymol increases blood-flow to the skin and some herbalists believe that the increased blood-flow speeds healing. Thymol has been found to protect and significantly increase the percentage of healthy fats found in cell membranes and other cell structures. Dietary consumption of thyme has been shown to increase the amount of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid) in brain, kidney, and heart cell membranes.

Thyme has many beneficial antibacterial actions similar to another important herb, basil, which can help prevent contamination and decontaminate previously contaminated foods. For example, researchers reported in 2004 that thyme was able to decontaminate lettuce inoculated with Shigella, an infectious organism that triggers diarrhea and may cause significant intestinal damage. Washing produce in a solution containing either basil or thyme essential oil at a low concentration of only 1% resulted in dropping the number of Shigella bacteria below the point at which they could be detected.

Notably, the German Commission E agency, which evaluates dietary items, has endorsed thyme for treating bronchitis. In addition, aromatherapists say that thyme’s scent is an effective mood lifter.

About the author

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Tony Isaacs, is a natural health author, advocate and researcher who hosts The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. Mr. Isaacs is the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including “Cancer’s Natural Enemy” and is working on a major book project due to be published later this year.

Mr. Isaacs is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near San Antonio and Austin to give lectures in health seminars. He also hosts the CureZone “Ask Tony Isaacs – featuring Luella May” forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group “Oleander Soup” and he serves as a consultant to the “Utopia Silver Supplement Company“.

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ADT and cancer – dangers

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 6, 2010


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ADT and cancer – dangers

A common treatments for prostate cancer is androgen deprivation therapy (ADT). ADT fights cancer by suppressing male sex hormones. Currently, hundreds of thousands of men (around 600,000) are being treated with ADT for prostate cancer.

University of Michigan Medical School researchers recently examined data from 107,859 prostate cancer patients aged 67 and older.

According to their analysis, men treated with ADT had a 30 to 40 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer than men who didn’t receive the treatment. The risk increased the longer the men received the therapy. ADT is also associated with structural bone decay.

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brain cancer herbs

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 5, 2010


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Brain cancer herbs

One chat group contributor makes the following herbal suggestions for cases of brain cancer:
brain cancer treatments:

Aloe arborescens ,romano zago used it to many brain cancer patients.
and its very known that aloe-emodin is strong anti-cancer and anti glioma as well .

Boswellia used in Europe to treat brain cancer.
here is one amazing example . (it can be made to powder and soaked in olive oil,taken under tounge ) .

Hypericum is studied as well . 001 002
this palnt is well known to treat many brain problems.

curcuminCurcumin Blocks Brain Tumor Formation

Betulinic AcidBetulinic Acid for Cancer Treatment and Prevention
found in ziziphus trees leaves ,and some other plants.

Garlic –  very good as well .
can be used as tea ,crused with olive oil and more.

Melissa – Rudolf Breuss  recomended melissa for brain cancer ,is use this plant (from the wild) and is very good brain tonic for every one.

Another contributor had this experience:

“Essiac tea helped to dissolve my son’s brain tumor, 20% every two weeks. ”

Another suggestion:

“oleander is very effective against cancer as it passes the blood brain barrier.  You can get it in liquid form from http://www.sutherlandiaopc.com.  However, I hesitate to say what the dosage would be for a child, so when you order it, contact Marc Swanepoel, his email is to the left of the page on the site and he will direct you. “

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Super Lobelia

Posted by Jonathan Chamberlain on December 5, 2010


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Super Lobelia

I’ve only just come across mention of lobelia herb, but by all accounts it is a powerful vasodilator, which means it helps people breathe more easily, which helps oxygen intake, which could – and I stress ‘could’ – mean that there is more oxygen circulating in the system and that is good for cancer patients. Here are some links for more info:

http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=14557&pst=1165926

http://curezone.com/schulze/handbook/lobelia.asp

http://chinesemedicinegem.com/herbs/lobelia-herb/

 

One contributor to a yahoo chat group provided this info: “It will clear out years old mucus from the lungs.  Dr. Schulze recounts a story of being called to the bedside of a man dying of black lung, totally unable to do more than gasp for air through a liquid sound from his lungs.  With nothing to loose Schulze gave him a 2 ounce bottle of lobelia to drink.  Now, lobelia is potent and usually taken in drops or only one dropper full.  It did nothing for the man.  So Schulze gave him another one.  Again, it did nothing.  After drinking the third bottle of lobelia tincture the man started throwing up all sorts of nasty, foul smelling black mucus.  This went on for quite a while.  When he was done, his skin tone was pink and healthy, and he was able to breath normally and lived for many more years without any coughing or gasping for air at all.

As for seizures, a lady I knew on an herb group had a disabled adult son.  The only thing that would bring him out of his seizures was a few drops of lobelia tincture rubbed into the back of his neck.  Once rubbed in, he would immediately come out of his seizure.
I would never discount lobelia.  It is a potent nervine.  Schulze says that he carries a bottle of pure cayenne tincture in one pocket and a bottle of lobelia in the other, as these will cover most situations.  Cayenne is given when a person is in shock or bleeding, and lobelia is given when they are hyper and too excited.  And, when he doesn’t know what the actual health problem is, he gives BOTH cayenne and lobelia, one after the other–allowing for 20 to 30 minutes between doses–because one is a stimulant (cayenne) and one a relaxant (lobelia) which will often pump blood in and out of any congested area anywhere in the body.”

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