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Chronic pain is experienced by more than 100 million people on a daily basis. Since pain-relieving drugs often fail to heal injured tissue, they only alleviate the outward symptoms, making it necessary to address the real underlying cause.

“Scientists have discovered a fatty acid naturally found in the body that targets the underlying cause of chronic pain. It works at the sit of the pain to turn off the pain signal. This peripherally-acting fatty acid helps break the inflammatory pain cycle.”  (Michael Downey)

Common over-the-counter pain relievers come with risks to include: ibuprofen – you have greater odds of suffering a heart attack; naproxen (Aleve) – odds again of suffering a heart attack. By regularly taking these drugs you, as well, open yourselves up to the risk of kidney impairment. And, of course over-prescribed addictive opioids have led to an alarming amount of more than 500,000 deaths since the year 2000.

Because of the above facts, scientists are aggressively researching for safer alternatives to relieve pain. Their research has led them to the above mentioned natural fatty acid compound called palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), that works at the site of tenderness to turn off the pain signal.  PEA lowers inflammation to include sciatica nerve pain, migraine headache pain, carpal tunnel pain, and TMJ pain (a chronic condition that causes severe jaw discomfort). It is found that PEA’s anti-inflammatory effects in combination with levodopa therapy may also help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.

In summary – “chronic pain often involves both peripheral inflammation as well as amplification of the perception of pain within the brain. Long-term treatment with pain-relieving drugs involves a high risk of adverse effects and fails to target the underlying cause of chronic pain. PEA functions to suppress painful inflammatory stimuli that persist at sites of injury.”
(check with the company Life Extension for the PEA product in chewable tablet form)

VITAMIN C
Is in the news again because of the COVID-19 pandemic. You will hear about it being a good thing, and about it being a bad thing, depending on who you listen to. Fact humans do not internally produce vitamin C.

Way back when, it was discovered to avoid scurvy, however, today researchers have found that vitamin C promotes a longer lifespan and can help prevent many of the disorders related to aging, cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, etc. Vitamin C is also beneficial to the immune system, helping to prevent viral respiratory infections like the common cold. Further scientific studies have found that “higher vitamin C intake is associated with greater bone mass, and that lower vitamin C intake correlates with bone loss.”

If this information is factual, then why would the CDC and its minions say Vitamin C will not help fight the corona virus impact. Boosting the immune system and fighting immune senescence is what it is all about. 

“Daily vitamin C supplementation plays a vital role in optimizing our body’s ability to combat oxidative stress and protect against many of the diseases associated with life and aging.”

I just watched a video on taking Vitamin C. It was suggested that everyone needs to take Vitamin C everyday – at least 1000 mg. to huge amounts e.g. 16,000 mg. depending on each individual’s body chemistry/disease overload. Children should not need more than 1000 mg. per day depending on age, size, and health issues. It was said to be a Vitamin that “when taken daily, will keep you from getting sick.” It will combat disease, and definitely help keep the immune system in good working order. The name of the movie is “That Vitamin Movie!” It is in a documentary format. It’s your call as to whether you want to take more vitamin C if you are already taking it, or start if you are not. For years, Vitamin C has been one of the supplements that I use. I do 3000 to 5000 per day, sometimes all at the same time or spread out throughout the day. Since my immune system is very healthy, I don’t take it everyday. I take it more to ward off sickness, as I feel the need for it, as I get it naturally in many of the foods that I eat. In my opinion, it works to combat a myriad of health issues. When buying, buy a good quality Vitamin C. Ask for help at your health food store, if you are just learning about vitamin supplementation.

The conclusion of the movie was that Vitamin C as well as other vitamin supplementation does, in fact, have long term benefits, as it treats the cause and not symptoms of health issues. In the event of the COVID-19 virus, the larger the dose you take of Vitamin C – the quicker you will get better. Are the doses dangerous? No, because the body does not make Vitamin C – as was noted earlier. The body uses what it needs and discards the rest. That is why you need to take it everyday. The body is self healing if you give it what it needs. 

Bell’s Palsy – is a disease that you hear very little of today.  What do you know about it? I discovered an article written by Dsonta Holder many years ago, and here is what it said:

  • Symptoms: “The nerve that controls your facial muscles becomes swollen or compressed, causing half of your face to temporarily paralyze or weaken and appear to droop.” This can be scary as it usually happens suddenly and may be accompanied by a headache, loss of taste, changes in the amount of saliva and tears your body produces. The warning signs may be neck pain or pain in or behind the ear before the onset of the incident.
  • Danger: Is it dangerous? It may prevent you from closing your eye or eyes, therefore you will need to keep the eyes moist with eye-drops during the day and an eye ointment at night. These can be purchased at the pharmacy.  “If your cornea become too dry, it can cause permanent vision loss.
  • Causes: “Viral infections such as viral meningitis, herpes simplex, shingles and chickenpox can lead to the disorder. Bacterial infections such as Lyme disease and tuberculosis, as well as a skull fracture, can also lead to Bell’s Palsy.” That is quite a list.
  • Risk factors: occur more often in people who have diabetes, HIV or an upper respiratory infections such as a cold or the flu. Women in the last trimester can also be at risk. I would assume it would be only if she is experiencing any of the symptoms or causes listed above.
  • Treatment:Some cases subside on their own within weeks.” It goes on to say that if the case persists usually “corticosteroids and antiviral medications are prescribed to relieve facial compression.” Other helps include: massaging and exercising the facial muscles, surgery to relieve pressure on the facial nerve – this is rarely recommended, and would be a last resort. In summary, and the good news – most people recover completely, with or without treatment within six months.  

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Cod Liver Oil

Cod Liver Oil was around when I was a kid, and long before that. However, I don’t think I ever knew what it was or why it was being given to me. So, what is Cod Liver Oil?

Fish Oil Icon. Line Style Cod Liver Oil Sign. Fat Oil Drop With ...Webster’s Dictionary says it is “an oil obtained from the liver of the cod and closely related fishes, and is used as a source of Vitamins A and D.” I assumed by the name that it was probably from the liver of the Cod fish, and now we know it is a good source of 2 important vitamins. That brings up the question of what else is it good for?

I don’t have a set of the Encyclopedia Britannica anymore, so I had to google Wikipedia. The following is what I found.

  • Cod Liver Oil is considered an Omega-3 fatty acid, which we know is linked to many health benefits, to include reducing inflammation and lower blood pressure.
  • The Vitamin A in it is good for healthy eyes, brain function and skin.
  • The Vitamin D is 113% of the daily requirement for Vitamin D which has the important role of maintaining healthy bones by regulating calcium absorption.
  • It may reduce joint pain and improve Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms which are both inflammation issues.
  • It may support and protect against the diseases of glaucoma and age related macular degeneration. Both are considered inflammatory conditions of the eyes.
  • It has been found to Reduce Heart Disease risk by reducing triglycerides, lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL cholesterol and preventing plaque formation in the arteries.
  • It may improve anxiety and depression – more studies need to be done on this as the scientists are not clear on how it does this.
  • It may help heal stomach and gut ulcers which are small breaks in the lining of these areas. A lot of animal studies have been done, but scientists are still working on Human studies.

How do you add it to your diet? In my day it was taken in liquid form. Today, it can be taken in liquid form or in capsule form. In liquid form 1 -2 teaspoons per day is safe. You don’t want to overdo because of the Vitamin A content, which when you take too much of can become toxic and also “cause liver damage.” (told to me by a heart specialist). 

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COD LIVER OIL is a very nutritious type of fish oil supplement, when taken according to directions and not overdone.

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Face Masks – Update

Face Masks and Surgical Masks for COVID-19: Manufacturing ...I feel the public needs to have all the facts regarding face mask wearing. My research on COVID-19 disclosed that humans need to be exposed to germs in order to keep their immune systems in good working order. There was also scientific information stating the COVID virus is just a virus that is no more dangerous than all the other viruses for which there were no pandemic actions taken. The real numbers (which are different from what the public has been told) show that people dying are mostly those who have compromised immune systems. As well, in regards to many of those who have died, it is yet to be proved that they had the virus or were even exposed to the virus – especially since the CDC mandated that doctors put on a person’s death certificate that they died of the COVID virus even if they died from injuries in an automobile accident.

The CDC and Dr. Fauci have led people to believe one thing regarding the virus and the masks, and as of lately are now reversing what they said.

I receive research information everyday regarding this pandemic, of which one organization is ‘Green Med – the science of natural healing’. They have asked that the following information be shared. It is a small portion of the scientific information that I read, but feel it is important for the public to know about.

During the era of COVID-19, we see more and more people wearing face masks. The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) currently recommends that everyone wear a mask even if they appear healthy with no signs of disease. Various government officials are mandating the wearing of face masks in public settings. It seems evident that this would help to stop the spread of any infection. But does it really make sense? Is it supported by science? Are there any adverse consequences of wearing a mask?

Face masks increased risk of infection – Current panic has led to everyone wearing masks even when walking outdoors or while driving in their cars. Such fear-based decision making is not scientifically supported.

“For the average member of the public walking down a street, it [wearing a mask] is not a good idea.” – Dr. Jenny Harries

More importantly, the use of face masks may actually increase the risk of contracting the virus. Dr. Jenny Harries, England’s deputy chief medical officer, warned that it was not a good idea for the general public to wear facemasks and should only be worn if someone is overtly sick. The virus can get trapped in the material and causes infection when the wearer breathes in. Also,

“What tends to happen is people will have one mask. They won’t wear it all the time, they will take it off when they get home, they will put it down on a surface they haven’t cleaned. Behavioral issues could adversely put themselves at more risk of getting the infection. For instance, people go out and don’t wash their hands, they touch parts of the mask or their face, and they get infected.”

According to Russell Blaylock, MD,

There is another danger to wearing these masks on a daily basis, especially if worn for several hours. When a person is infected with a respiratory virus, they will expel some of the virus with each breath. If they are wearing a mask, especially an N95 mask or other tightly fitting mask,they will be constantly rebreathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs, and the nasal passages.

Face masks ineffective in stopping COVID-19 – A recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed, that even surgical masks are ineffective in preventing the spreading of disease from the coughs of patients with COVID-19.

“Neither surgical nor cotton masks effectively filtered SARS-CoV-2 during coughs by infected patients… However, the size and concentrations of SARS-CoV-2 in aerosols generated during coughing are unknown. Oberg and Brousseau demonstrated that surgical masks did not exhibit adequate filter performance against aerosols measuring 0.9, 2.0, and 3.1 μm in diameter. Lee and colleagues showed that particles 0.04 to 0.2 μm can penetrate surgical masks. The size of the SARS-CoV particle from the 2002-2004 outbreak was estimated as 0.08 to 0.14 μm; assuming that SARS-CoV-2 has a similar size, surgical masks are unlikely to effectively filter this virus.

In conclusion, both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination [spreading] of SARS-CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19 to the environment and external mask surface.”

Dr. Anthony Fauci on face masks – Dr. Fauci has been director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984 and is the figurehead in the United States in regards to COVID-19. His interview on 60 Minutes Overtime makes it clear that masks are not necessary and potentially harmful for the general public to wear masks. This is the transcript of part of the interview.

Fauci: The masks are important for someone that is infected to prevent them from infecting someone else… Right now, people in the United States shouldn’t be walking around with masks.

Interviewer: You’re sure of it?

Fauci: Right now, people should not be walking, there’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak wearing a mask might make people feel a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think that it is. And often there are unintended consequences. People keep fiddling with the mask, and they keep touching their face.

Interviewer: And you can get some shmutz sort of staying inside there?

Fauci: Of course. Of course. But when you think of mask, you should think about health care providers needing them and people who are ill.

Conclusion – It’s clear that the current directive to wear masks by the general public isn’t scientifically supported. Even in the case of the flu, there is no conclusive evidence of their efficiency in controlling flu virus transmission. Also, the use of masks can be creating more spread of diseases than it prevents. Personal observations seem to indicate that most people don’t know how to correctly put on, wear, or dispose of face masks, and this is causing more harm than good. Moreover, the fear that has been generated by everyone wearing masks because many believe that everyone else is going to cause them to get sick and possibly die and the resultant impact on their psyche and immune system, cannot be underestimated.

Historically, in any type of epidemic, only the infected would wear a mask, not all those who are not sick. This type of unscientific recommendations has never been used to contain any other virus pandemic or epidemic in history. So why are face masks being mandated for this virus where most people experience no or very mild symptoms? According to Dr. Blaylock,

This is somewhat of an unusual virus in that for the vast majority of people infected by the virus, one experiences either no illness (asymptomatic) or very little sickness. Only a very small number of people are at risk of a potentially serious outcome from the infection–mainly those with underlying serious medical conditions in conjunction with advanced age and frailty, those with immune compromising conditions and nursing home patients near the end of their lives.

Read the print on the mask packaging.

“Those who wear masks are constantly re-breathing the viruses, raising the concentration of the virus in the lungs and the nasal passages. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves and can travel into the brain.” (ReferenceReferenceReference)

Therefore,  “forcing healthy people to become immune suppressed by constantly wearing masks that recirculate exhaled CO2 waste and deplete optimal oxygen uptake, is at best misguided, at worst criminal, given the known data.”

Now you know the “rest of the story” – as Paul Harvey used to say.

GOD IS IN CHARGE – MAY HE BLESS US ALL!

 

Quick Health Tips

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MILK: from the Cow. This is one drink I frown on for overall health. New scientific studies are showing that drinking a lot of milk increases risk of prostate cancer in  men, and breast cancer in women. Milk of animals is the blood of that animal minus the hemoglobin. You are at high risk if you drink even one glass of milk a day. Mother cows wean their calves off their milk at six months.  We should do the same, and never drink it again. There are many alternatives for milk today, Almond, Coconut, Cashew, etc. (avoid Soy because of probable contaminants from the way it is grown). Nut milks are delicious and healthier.

BLACK: For Health….black beans, black rice, dark fruits and vegetables, black radish, black cumin seed oil. I love black cumin seed oil. It helps balance the immune system, is good for aging, the cardiovascular system, and lessening pain. Eat black garlic for the blood, and black pepper corn to alleviate sinus issues.

GLUTATHIONE – a term used when it comes to maintaining good health is not found in a supplement. It is found in broccoli, brussel sprouts, kale, watercress, mustard greens, garlic and onions. If you don’t like these foods, it might be a good idea to learn to like them. They are all beneficial to your overall health, and maintaining a non-compromised immune system.

Did you know that the blood of many ‘blood donors’ is laced with caffeine, drugs from prescriptions, and alcohol. The blood bank asks for good, clean blood, but does not always get it, no matter how thorough they are on the questions folks have to answer before donating. People are not always truthful. The good thing. Before you get a blood transfusion the blood is checked. If anything is in the blood that might be harmful, that blood is thrown out. I am sure this is why blood banks are always asking for donors. (This info came from a Blood Bank in my area).

Did you know America is the most drugged nation on the planet. And, that America and New Zealand are the only 2 countries in the world allowed to advertise drugs on TV.

CDC – did you know that the CDC (Center for Disease Control) is a marketing branch of the Pharmaceutical Companies? The CDC has patents on vaccines, many of which are dangerous to the health of many people. Isn’t this illegal?

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BEET JUICE – Red beets, a vegetable that many of you probably hated as a child, are now the rage as a healthy nutritional food source. I have always loved red beets, I pickle them, cook them with the green tops (when I can find a bunch that look fresh), use the fresh crisp tops in salads, put the tops in smoothies, and etc. Pickled they are a great probiotic. However, now the rage is BEET JUICE. Beet juice is a nitric-oxide boosting food. Nitric oxide (NO) helps to lower blood pressure and increase blood flow. It also boosts your exercise performance, and enhances your brain health by forming new neural connections as you age. It is high in natural sugar so drink it in moderation.

EXFOLIATION – For you who are beauty conscious, who are aware already that dead skin cells accumulate on the surface of your skin, be it your face or any other part of your body – usually arms and legs. These dead skin cells give you a dull appearance. Exfoliation is the way to remove the dead surface skin cells, which in turn stimulate your skin’s deeper layers to create new cells on the surface. The method used to exfoliate is the use of an exfoliating brush, scrub or cleanser. Microdermabrasion is another surface treatment for exfoliation, however, some dermatologists are saying that even though this type of exfoliation has been found to increase collagen synthesis, improving skin structure and promoting skin rejuvenation, it, as well, can do damage when this method is applied too often.

Homemade products can be used – to include: sugar, oats, salt or baking soda to slough off dead skin (but, be careful), again, to not overdo it. Apple cider vinegar, which contains alpha-hydroxy acid is also excellent for an at home gentle exfoliation.

More tips are yet to come in the future.

HAPPY HEALTH DAY SHOULD BE EVERY DAY!  GOD BLESS!

Castor Oil

Castor Oil- A Wonderful Remedy For Dandruff Free Scalp

CASTOR OIL? It has been around for thousands of year – used in the ancient days for healing purposes. Castor oil is a vegetable oil from the castor bean (ricinus communis). It is colorless, pale yellow, is a triglyceride, and a monounsaturated fatty acid. The FDA claims castor oil to be safe and effective. To be pure and effective it has to be  cold pressed. It is then heated to take out any properties that might be considered harmful. When you buy it, look for Cold Pressed, and pure, with no additives, on the label.

I heard of castor oil when I was pregnant. Considered an ‘old wives tale’ it, was suppose to induce labor. Children often heard of it as a punishment (ugh, it did not taste good), if they did anything wrong. In the 15th Century, and many centuries before, it  was attested to work well as a laxative. During the World War era (1933) in history, it was used by Hitler as torture of his war prisoners, basically the Jewish people. But what is thought about Castor Oil today?

As I researched Castor Oil, I found it to be a versatile oil. Since I had purchased a bottle ions ago, I wanted to know what it was really good for. The Punishment use had been dispelled by medical specialists as being cruel. They recommended against that type of practice, because they did not want medicines – which Castor Oil was considered to be, to be associated with punishment. As for ‘inducing labor’ – read on.

When I say versatile, that it is. It is considered to be a valuable seed oil, that can be found in soaps, lubricants, paints, dyes, waxes and polishes, perfumes, pharmaceuticals, food and preservatives, etc. The following will enlighten you on its many considered and approved uses today. Castor Oil can be used ‘naturally’ as a:

  • LAXATIVE  – for temporary relief of constipation, to be taken by mouth in a small dose. Start with 1 tsp. It works in the small intestine where it is digested into ricinoleic acid. This softens the stool. Must be careful not to take it in large doses, as it will cause abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Always consider the age, weight and size of the person taking any medications when using spooned measurements. Start small and work up to see how it works with your body system.
  • NATURAL MOISTURIZER – Castor Oil is added to many commercial healthcare and beauty care products for the purpose of moisturizing the skin. However, it can be used on its own for this purpose. This avoids the preservatives, dyes, and perfumes which are additives in store bought products. Castor Oil is inexpensive and can be used on the face and body. It is thick, by my own experience, mix it with other skin friendly oils – like almond, olive, or coconut oil. It will rub on easier and be absorbed into the skin better, and will be ultra-hydrating. Also, when used this way it helps to avoid an allergic reaction which could occur when used straight on.
  • WOUND HEALING – castor oil is known to promote ‘wound healing’ as it prevents sores from drying out, stimulates tissue growth as a barrier to decrease the risk of infection. Also prevents the build up of dry skin.
  • ANTI-INFLAMMATORY – used topically, Castor Oil reduces inflammation and relieves pain. Works great on rheumatoid arthritis pain and the pain experienced from psoriasis.
  • ACNE – a condition that many teenagers have to cope with. Castor oil has been shown to help reduce acne symptoms associated with the imbalance of certain bacteria found in the skin. It has antimicrobial properties. Test tube studies found it inhibits the growth of several bacteria to include ‘staphylococcus aureus’.
  • FIGHTS FUNGUS – “Candida albicans’ is a type of fungus which causes dental issues like plaque overgrowth, gum infections (often caused by the wearing of dentures), and root canal infections.” You can clean any dentures, bridges, etc. with it. Rub it on and around irritated gums, and around an impacted tooth that needs a root canal procedure – it will take away the pain and lessen the damage. Castor Oil has been found scientifically to help fight off Candida, which, in turn, keeps the mouth healthy.
  • SKIN – used topically can treat skin ulcers and lesions.
  • HAIR & SCALP – Massaging castor oil into the scalp may benefit those suffering with dandruff – a condition of the scalp recognized as ‘normal exfoliation of the epidermis of the scalp in the form of dry, white scales’ – no oily scalp involved. When applied to the scalp, castor oil will help moisturize the dry irritated skin and reduce the flaking and itching involved. As well, it will keep the hair soft and silky.
  • There are many other uses, such as poultices, adding to smoothies, and etc. Have fun with this one.

PRECAUTIONS: Already mentioned throughout the blog – here is a reminder.

  • First, about that ‘old wives tale’ regarding inducing labor. I tried it (per doctors suggestion), and, it did not work (at least, not on me). So, the question is can taking Castor Oil induce labor?  Answer: There have been no studies done to confirm whether it does or does not induce labor. DOCTORS TODAY “DO NOT RECOMMEND THAT WOMEN AT ANY STAGE OF THEIR PREGNANCY SHOULD CONSUME CASTOR OIL. The pressure caused by diarrhea or stomach cramping could do damage to the pregnancy.
  • Remember – diarrhea can alleviate constipation, but too much and “Poof” the ‘diarrhea’ becomes ‘extreme diarrhea’ and causes dehydration and electrolyte imbalances.
  • Allergic Reaction – can be experienced by some people when applied to the skin. Try putting a small amount of Castor Oil on a tiny patch of skin to see how your body reacts. 

AGAIN: Do your own research when trying new things – natural or processed. Check with your Dermatologist or family physician before you proceed. Or, if you don’t want to do either. PROCEED WITH CAUTION.

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The Immune System

FREE ONLINE TALK: What is your immune system and how do you build ...Realization in regards to the immune system is being brought about by the current viral pandemic taking place in the chaotic now world that we are living in. You are hearing the words “immune system“, and “compromised immune system” referred to, as being a player in whether or not you can, or ever will be affected by any virus, as well as the Coronavirus. We are being told that those at risk are the elderly, and/or those people with pre-existing health issues. However, everyone is at risk in one way or another, because everyone has a compromised immune system in one way or another. If you have only ever had just your tonsils taken out – your immune system has been compromised. This is a topic that can take pages and pages to discuss. I only want you to become familiar, if you are not already, with the terminology. You can go on-line to delve into it deeper.

Health conditions and challenges to our immune systems are on the rise and have been for years. The widespread use of antibiotics and pesticides, dietary factors – to include too much sugar, arthritis, celiac disease, lupus, decreased intake of essential vitamins and minerals, overconsumption of calories in general and lifestyle factors – like not getting enough sleep, too little exercise, the excessive use of alcohol, stress, and smoking/vaping, to include second hand smoke etc., all break down and/or weaken the immune system.  The breaking down of the “microbiome” – the bacterial structure that supports a strong immune system soon weakens the system to the point of no return. All of these outer challenges are what pulls us off center for maintaining a strong and healthy immune system.

What, exactly, is the IMMUNE SYSTEM?

Let’s take a look in baby steps.

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Structure of: the immune system is composed of various structures to include the lymphatic system – which includes the thymus and spleen, bone marrow, immune cells (lymphocytes, monocytes, basophils, macrophages, T-lymphocytes, B-cells, helper T and B cells, etc.), the liver and parasites (toxin eaters). (compliments of ‘The Detox Miracle Sourcebook’ – Robert Morse N.D. Biochemist, Herbalist)

The function of the Immune System is to protect the body from pathogens – which are foreign enemies, antigens (foreign proteins), parasites and the like, that could harm or destroy the body. The immune system is the police force of the body.

So what does all of that mean?  What is the lymphatic system? It is a glandular system that keeps things moving in the body. Let me remind you that the body is mainly cells, and all cells need to eat and excrete. This makes the lymph system your sewer system – it is important that the lymph system is in working order as it acts as your septic system. It provides not only protection for cells, but serves to remove wastes as well. The same, as do you, cells eat and excrete. Other parts of the lymph system include lymph fluid – which acts as the water that carries the wastes from your toilet to the septic system; lymph vessels – which mimic your blood vessels; lymph nodes – which are small bean-shaped holding tanks or septic tanks that are used by your lymph system to filter, neutralize, bond and destroy pathogens (toxins), antigens, etc.  When the lymph system becomes overburdened with toxins, parasites, weakened cells, mucus, metabolic wastes, etc., it begins to break down. When this happens your immune system (acting as the police force of your body) jumps right in there to protect your bodily systems from the mentioned invaders (toxins and parasites etc.) It eats them. They are the food the immune system thrives on. As with your car, it would not run without gas. It would break down or stop entirely. When the immune system is deprived of germs and bacteria to eat  in order to survive and thrive it breaks down, and eventually quits working. Remember the ‘boy in the bubble’ – he had no immune system.  Simply put, we would not be able to live on this planet without an immune system. A good working immune system means a good working lymph system as well as other good working glandular systems in the body; all working together to keep you healthy.

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Medical science tells us that “the greatest part of the immune system resides in the gut. We need those trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive tract.” Why?  Without them we are unable to defend ourselves from all the types of assaults the body is exposed to in the way of autoimmune diseases (listed earlier), which cause the body to turn upon itself. For you who do not know, the immune system lines the large and small intestines.. Dr. Susan Blum, author of the ‘Immune System Recovery Plan’ says that the ‘microbes in the gut lining speak to the immune system. Anything that alters the microbes in negative ways – like antibiotics or viral illness, among others – can also negatively alter the immune system.”

What has this to do with COVID-19?  What have we been told to do? SANITIZE, SANITIZE, SANITIZE – WEAR MASKS, WEAR MASKS, WEAR MASKS. Be sure you don’t come into contact with germswhich are microbes, bacteria and viruses. Didn’t we just say that the immune system needs these microbes, bacteria and viruses to eat on in order for it to function?  This overkill of sanitization is putting us in the same situation as the ‘boy in the bubble’. He did not have an ‘immune system’. In this pandemic, as they want to call it, if we started with a healthy, good, working immune system, it will not last long. It will soon break down, as it is not getting the food it needs to keep it nutritionally healthy. The result is ill-health, sickness – even if we would have never been sick, and soon death. Yes, those folks who do not have healthy immune systems are at risk. They are more at risk than those who have healthy immune systems. They are the folks who are dying because of having what is called a ‘compromised immune system‘. Most of them, in reality, are dying from the disease that comprised their immune systems, and not because of the coronavirus. The media would have us think just the opposite. A compromised immune system only makes it easier for the virus to take hold in their bodies and cause havoc, as would any other virus without the name of ‘corona’ attached to it. 

Sanitation is what I was taught as a child…but I played with and ate dirt anyway, and never got sick because my immune system was healthy and working as it should. In the civilized way of thinking, then, and should be today it was considered common sense to; “after you go to the toilet – wash your hands; before you sit down to the dinner table – wash your hands; try not to touch things you know might be contaminated, and if you do – wash your hands; if you are sick – stay home and away from other people; if you had a runny nose use a handkerchief – which today are known as Kleenex; if you sneeze, cup your face with your hand and then wash the hands.” These were all common sense ways to handle illness and sanitation, and we all survived.  The sanitized wipes, etc. that we have now are good. They and the masks are okay for those who wish to or need to use them because they have compromised immune systems. I have found that these people know who they are and do comply with being asked to use them. However, the use of either/and/or both, in my opinion, should NOT become mandatory or a law. We ARE capable of governing ourselves. Everyone all over the world has already proven this.

The ‘doom and gloom fear factor’ the media has bombarded us with; the do it our way or no way; the you will die if you don’t do as we say; are the ‘fear factor.’ Is there not something wrong with this picture? Do you feel your God given freedoms being taken away from you step by step, little by little? I do!

“You reap the consequences of the choices you make.” Have you heard that saying before. I would rather reap the consequences of the choices I MAKE AND NOT THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE CHOICES others have made for me. The bible tells us that when it comes to choices, ‘you cannot serve God and Mammon’. In other words you cannot sit on the fence with one foot on God’s side and the other foot on Mammons side. You must choose one or the other. Who do you want to serve obeisance to or pay homage to? I know who I have chosen. What is your choice? THINK ABOUT IT!

HOW? How can you maintain, build, and/or rejuvenate the immune system you have left after being compromised with other health/viral issues? According to Natural  Magazine, research tells us that “digestive enzymes are key to restoring gut health, and thereby healing the immune system. They are useful in reducing immune-mediated inflammation in autoimmune disorders.” Pneumonia, congestion, fever, runny noses are all inflammation oriented issues. Supporting the immune system helps heal inflammation and autoimmune diseases, of which there are many.

Digestive enzymes can be found in raw foods, pineapple and papaya as well as other fruits, and supplements. Probiotics – live beneficial bacteria help restore balance in the microbiome, effectively feeding and strengthening the immune system. Wendy Myers, a functional diagnostic nutritionist suggests that “declining levels of friendly bacteria in the gut may actually mark the onset of chronic degenerative disease.” Supplements include the, all of a sudden, controversial, Vitamin C – a great immune enhancer; Vitamin D3 – proven to be an upper respiratory infections inhibitor, good for bone health, supports normal insulin and blood-sugar levels; Zinc – zinc lozenges have been shown to inhibit the ability of certain cold viruses to latch on to the cells in the back of your throat where they multiply and can descend into your lungs to potentially cause pneumonia. Take only as directed; Aged Garlic extract (3,600 mg a day) – is a bacteria fighter, has unique immune-boosting compounds; Oregano Oil – bacteria eater; Magnesium – restores synaptic brain structures; Moringa – an all around multivitamin source;  dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its metabolites have demonstrated immune-enhancing and antiviral effects.(50 mg a day); Beta glucanpolysaccharides, are known to prevent and shorten durations of colds, and FLU viruses, and relieve allergies, and sinus congestion which in turn regulates and overactive immune response in cases of autoimmune disorders; and Melatonin – can help rejuvenate immune function. There are others – do your own research. You may already being taking some of these, but might need to add to what you are taking. Most of them are found in the foods you eat, provided they are the right foods. However, because people today eat so many processed and junk foods they need to supplement.

SUMMARY: In essence, your immune system involves your total self; your entire physiology, your moods, thoughts, actions, how much rest you get, the environment you live in, what you eat and put into your body, how happy you are in your family, job and life in general. These all play a part in how healthy and effectively vital your immune system will work. When it comes to the COVID-19 virus – use your common sense. Through lifestyle choices, you can make healing decisions rather than damaging decisions. Don’t let FEAR rule.  A good decision to make would be to DETOX, followed by a serious change in your eating habits, lifestyle, etc. Don’t wait until you get sick. Start now, so your immune system will be prepared to fight off the virus. Find a good Detox Specialist who can help you with this task, help you stay on track, and be there at the finish. 

In this time of confusion, with pandemics popping up all around us – I really feel we will never go back to the norm we used to have. All we can and must do is REMEMBER what most of us have been taught all of our lives.

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Essential Oil Tips (Cont.)

 

Different Essential Oil Perfume Scents and Their Effects on the ...As I continue to study about Essential Oils, I find them fascinating. I do use them and have put together many combinations of oils for different uses.

TIP #1 – If you are an essential oil user/lover already you know that the oils straight from the bottle you buy them should be mixed with a carrier oil when putting them together in recipes for different uses. If you are using them in a diffuser you can use them straight from the bottle. Some of these oils are not to be used directly from the bottle onto the skin, as they dissipate before they are absorbed into the skin, and others may cause skin reactions, such as burning and rashes. You need to check them out for yourself as to how you may react to any oils you decide to use. So, In order for them to be absorbed into the skin they should be mixed with a carrier oil. When I began using oils I was only told about 2 carrier oils, Olive and Coconut. Today there are many more. Let me enlighten you as follows:

  • Olive oil and Coconut oil are the best one to use when starting out. You may have them in your own kitchen. However, a term used with coconut oil is ‘fractionated’. “Fractionation is a separation process in which a certain quantity of a mixture (gas, solid, liquid, enzymes, suspension, or isotope) is divided during a phase transition, into a number of smaller quantities (fractions) in which the composition varies according to a gradient.” This process makes the coconut oil combine with the essential oils without the coconut oil solidifying. At low temperatures coconut oil solidifies and in that state it could not be used in a shaker bottle or as a roll on. Both oils enhance skin healing and softening.
  • Nut and Seed oils include Almond and Jojoba – both rich in nutrients and are also good for dry skin conditions.
  • Apricot, Avocado and Grapeseed, Flax Seed oils are considered Fruit Oils. They typically come from seeds and their respective fruits. These may be used in massage oils, chapsticks and balms.
  • Borage and Evening Primrose oils are considered ‘Essential Fatty Acid Oils. They are good for their nutrients and are used as a topical oil for inflammation.

TIP #2 – In tip #1, I mentioned ‘skin sensitivity’ to some oils. One type of sensitivity is called photosensitivity. This is when the oiled area of the body is exposed to the sun, there is a reaction from the sun caused by the chemicals in the oil. The Citrus Family of oils are notable for this reaction which is called their ‘phototoxic’ effect. The chemical responsible is bergapten, which when left on the skin and exposed to the sun can amplify the effect of the UV rays, potentially causing sunburn and leading to sun spots. Either avoid the sun when using these oils or just use them at night before you go to bed.

The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy put out a list of photosensitizing and non-photosensitizing essential oils. They include as follows:

PHOTOTOXIC OILS – Angelica root, Bergamot, Cumin, Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime, Orange, bitter; and Rue.

NON-PHOTOTOXIC CITRUS OILS – Bergamot: Bergapteneless, Lemon (distilled), Lime (distilled), Mandarin – Tangerine, Sweet Orange, Tangerine (expressed) and Yuzu oil (expressed or distilled).

It was suggested that “great care should be taken when using citrus oils during the summer months, but you don’t have to avoid them all together.” It was also noted that heavily diluting citrus oils minimizes the risk.

If you intend on getting into ‘Essential Oil’ on a regular basis – do your own research. There are many sites on the internet with articles and suggestions, and recipes, etc. I saw a recipe for use when you get the ‘FLU’. The ‘flu’ or common cold is a viral infection that causes a stuffy or runny nose, congestion, cough and sneezing. Does this sound familiar with the COVID-19 virus symptoms. The oils to use are Thyme, Lemon, Cedarwood, as major oils and minor oils were sandalwood, rosemary, and rose. These were to be diluted 1-2 drops of oil in 2 TBSP Fractionated Coconut oil. Massage a little on the neck and chest. (This works, I have used it). Also it may be put in a Diffuser to diffuse into the air.

If you just want to explore and experiment. Put the oils together in small amounts and try them. You can buy small bottles, to medium bottles, to large and roller bottles. They come with the lids, etc. Find a recipe you want to try, or just make up your own (after you gain more knowledge of oils), and don’t be afraid. The use of OILS FOR HEALING has been around for centuries. They don’t hurt – they heal.

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Label Terminology

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In the chaotic world that we live in today, the phrase ‘read the label’ is suppose to help one know what is good for us or bad for us. This is most common in the purchase of food products, hair, skin, nail products, lotions, etc. The list goes on and on, to even include the labels in the clothes you buy.

If you have any health issues and are restricted in what you can or cannot eat, reading the label becomes a necessity. The only foods you do not have to ‘read the label’ on are organic whole foods. If you consume a lot of canned, boxed, or packaged food items it is a good idea to ‘read the label.’ What exactly is on the label? On food are the ingredients, to include the base food, veggie, or meat that is recognizable  – but what about the ingredients you do not recognize.

I want to make this an ongoing blog to help you learn ‘label’ terminology, one blog at a time for different product labeling.

Today, I will start with a HAND CREAM. The front of the container I have tells me it is a Therapeutic Hand Cream. It is good for pain relief in minutes, smells ‘Great’, and has a ‘Sweet Pea’ fragrance. The back of the container lists the Drug Facts, Active Ingredients, the Purpose, and the Inactive Ingredients. Like many containers, you can barely read the information because of the small print. This being the case now, I am using a magnifying glass. The information is as follows:

ACTIVE INGREDIENT: Trolamine Salicylate 10.0%….to be used as a Topical Analgesic – which means something that is only to be put on the skin, not ingested.  What is Trolamine Salicylate? We know it is not something we recognize. My research tells me ‘trolamine salicylate (Aspercreme, Aspergel) is an organic compound which is the salt formed between triethanolamine and salicylic acid. (to my knowledge salicylic acid is used to remove moles, warts and I don’t know what else). This ingredient is used widely in sunscreens, analgesic creams, and other cosmetics. What the label doesn’t tell you is that is has side effects or what they are. In general, ‘trolamine salicylate topical has been safe to use, but salicylate type side effects a person could encounter include: tinnitus, nausea, and/or vomiting, and a rash irritation.

The label goes on to state the ALLERGY ALERT; Give DIRECTIONS as to what to do and how to use it; WARNS you to see a doctor if you have a reaction to the product; states the PREGNANCY/BREAST-FEEDING warning, and the KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN warning.

Last, but not least, the label lists what the manufacturer calls the INACTIVE INGREDIENTS. Lets see what they are and if you recognize them:

ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF – this is the most familiar and recognized of the Aloe plant – which is also called Aloe Vera. This is one of hundreds of species of this plant. This species is most known as a medicinal plant that provides a gel that is beneficial for burns and other skin ailments.

ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT – is an herb, known naturally to reduce/relieve pain. I use it and it does relieve pain.

BUTYLENE GLYCOL – what is this?  It is a chemical compound known as 1,3-butanediol – a colorless organic alcohol used as a solvent (helps other products dissolve in water), as a viscosity-decreasing agent (to thin creams and gels so they are easier to use), and as a conditioning agent. You also need to know that it is derived from petroleum. However, the FDA has deemed it safe to use.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (Shea Butter) – Shea Butter is a fat extracted from the nuts of the shea tree. From what most of you probably already know, this is a safe ingredient. It is all natural.

C13-14 ISOPARAFFIN – this is a paraffin hydrocarbon of branched-chain structure which comes from crude oil (a motor oil product). I don’t think I want this on my hands, face or body.

CAPRYLYL GLYCOL – this, according to Webster’s Dictionary, is “the radical C7H15CO of caprylic acid – called also octanoyl.” Caprylic acid is an eight carbon saturated fatty acid found in the milk of some mammals, as well as palm and coconut oils. “It is a colorless liquid with a mild odor. It is classified as a medium chain triglyceride (MCT) with potent antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties,” according to Healthline. However, Caprylyl Glycol can also be synthetically produced.The label doesn’t tell you whether it is produced by natural means or synthetically.

CARBOMER – Scientifically, this is a man made chemical compound made  from acrylic acid. The Carbomers are white, fluffy powders, but are frequently used as gels in cosmetic products. Carbomers are added to products to help distribute or suspend an insoluble solid in a liquid.  As well, they are used to keep emulsions from separating into their oil and liquid components.

CETEARYL ALCOHOL – helps prevent creams from separating into oil and liquid. It is commonly known as an emulsifier. It is an alcohol ingredient that can cause the product it is in to have side effects to include burning, stinging, redness, etc. However, in this form it is claimed by the FDA and scientific studies to be the least dangerous of the alcohols. Products that say ‘Alcohol Free’ may still have a little of this alcohol in it (but will not be listed among the ingredients.)

CETYL ALCOHOL – this is one you see a lot. Again, it helps prevent creams from separating into oil and liquid. It may also increase the product’s ability to foam. However, it is an alcohol and has been known to lead to cases of contact dermatitis. You will also see it as an ingredient in lubricants, insecticides and detergents.

EMU OIL – is an oil derived from adipose tissue harvested from certain subspecies of the emo, a flightless bird indigenous to Australia. It is an unadulterated oil, can vary in color and viscosity from an off-white creamy texture to a thin yellow liquid, depending on the diet of the emu and the refining method of the oil. Sounds to me like it is a safe oil.

FRAGRANCEhas nothing on the label. However, on the front of the container it says ‘Sweet Pea Fragrance’.

LAURETH-7 – is a synthetic compound obtained by the extensive chemical modification of Lauric Acid, a natural fatty acid, and Oxirane. It is used as an emulsifier and surfactant in the formulation of a variety of bath, eye, facial, hair, cleansing and sunscreen products, as well as cuticle softeners, deodorants and moisturizing products. There are many Laureth’s. The CIR expert panel has conducted research on only 2 other of the many, but made an inclusive approval of all Laureths, including this one, for use in cosmetics. (When only 3 have been researched – my question is how can that vouch for all the rest.) Note: a by-product of ethoxylation, may be found in the Laureth ingredients. It can cause side effects. Supposedly this potential is controlled through purification steps to remove it before blending.

METHYLSULFONYLMETHANE ((MSM) – According to Wikipedia, “MSM is an organosulfur compound with the formula (CH3)2SO2. It is also known by several other names including methyl sulfone and dimethyl sulfone. This colorless solid features the sulfonyl functional group and it considered relatively inert chemically. It occurs naturally in some primitive plants, is present in small amounts in many foods and beverages, and is marketed as a dietary supplement. It is sometimes used as a cutting agent for illicitly manufactured methamphetamine.” I am concerned about this ingredient.

OLEA EUROPAEA – Olive Fruit Oil. This is an oil from the Olive Tree. A no brainer here. Olive oil has many beneficial uses.

PHENOXYETHANOL – is a germicidal and germistatic glycol ether, phenol ether, and aromatic alcohol often used together with quaternary ammonium compounds. It is used as a preservative, but note that it has side effects to include affecting the central nervous system – causing respiratory depression, vomiting and diarrhea.

POLYACRYLAMIDEPolyacrylamide is used as a stabilizer and binder in lotions and other products. Though it is not a concern in itself, it is made up of repeating molecules of acrylamide, which is a strongly suspected carcinogen and has been linked to mammary tumors. (Britannica)

PURIFIED WATER – speaks for itself.

SALIX ALBA (WILLOW BARK) EXTRACT – The bark of Salix alba is used for pain. Other Salix species may have a higher salicylate content, but S. alba is the most well-studied of the genus and of the salicylate-containing herbs in general which can reduce or alleviate pain.

TOCOPHERYL  ACETATE – (it was misspelled on the label)  Tocopheryl acetate is a form of vitamin E, a natural skin-conditioning agent and antioxidant. It is the ester of acetic acid and tocopherol and is often used as an alternative to pure tocopherol (or undiluted vitamin E) because it is considered more stable and less acidic.  Tocopheryl acetate is often found in skin care products and dietary supplements.
Warning: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that vitamin E acetate is a very strong culprit of concern in the 2019 outbreak of vaping-associated pulmonary injury (VAPI), but there is not yet sufficient evidence to rule out contributions from other chemicals. This is one you need to do your own research on.

TRIETHANOLAMINETriethanolamine: is an organic compound that is comprised of ethylene oxide and ammonia. This chemical compound is commonly found in a number of cosmetic products and is also used in several different medical applications. Triethanolamine is an amine considered highly toxic when combined with ammonia (another known toxin). It is used as a buffering agent, masking and fragrance ingredient, and surfactant, in addition to its primary use as a pH adjuster. Triethanolamine is used in a variety of cosmetic and personal care products, including eyeliners, mascara, eye shadows, blushers, make-up bases and foundations, as well as in fragrances, hair care products, hair dyes, wave sets, shaving products, sunscreen and etc. WOW! I don’t want this on my body anywhere.

That’s it folks. I guess they save the worst for last thinking you won’t read that far down.

The saying goes….if you can’t pronounce it don’t use it. After doing all this research, what is left in this container of “Therapeutic Hand Cream ” is going in the garbage. Note: It never did say where the SWEET  PEA FRAGRANCE came from.

There will always be the good with the bad. You have to decide for yourself how a product might not, or will affect you. READ THE LABEL. 

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Understanding Viruses. COVID-19

 

CoronavirusTaking over the news is the COVID-19 virus. Is it all HYPE?

‘FACT NOT FEAR’. Well folks I don’t know about you but in my opinion the FACTS they are feeding us are putting most of you in FEAR.  Why? Because there are so many versions of the facts, so much so, that one does not know what to believe. Many of what they are calling facts are theories of people who have blown the truth way out of proportion.

COVID-19… what do you know about a VIRUS? Just what is a virus?

Taber’s Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary tells us, “A virus is a minute organism not visible with ordinary light microscopy and a parasite dependent on nutrients inside cells for its metabolic and reproductive needs. Viruses can be seen by use of electron microscopy. They consist of a strand of either deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or ribonucleic acid (RNA, but not both, separated by a capsid, a covering of protein. Viruses cause a variety of important infectious diseases, among them the common cold, smallpox, yellow fever, most childhood diseases, and the majority of infections of the upper respiratory passages. A virus was first synthesized in the laboratory in 1967. This was done by using natural virus DNA as a template for forming the synthetic virus DNA.”  I am going to leave it at this, because my purpose is to ‘simplify’ this so as humans, and as non medical or scientific people, you can understand it.

To help me obtain knowledge and understanding I have been researching this subject from all angles…watching scientific videos, doctor’s videos, politician videos, reading, etc.

I like Dr. Robert Morse’ definition of a virus.  Simply put, he stated in his video: “A virus is a protein. There are many, and all different types of viruses. Basically viruses are nucleic acid, which is RNA or DNA with proteins wrapped around them. For years, they have been studied as a form of germ warfare. They can easily be reproduced in a laboratory.” (Dr. Morse as well as being a Naturopathic doctor is a BioChemist, and Herbalist.)

So, what does this have to do with the COVID-19 virus?

It has been hinted in the news, and was mentioned in my research by scientists and doctors, that the Corona Virus could well be a man made virus (made in a Laboratory). Fact, the city of Wuhan China has 2 of the largest virus producing labs in the world. Ted Cruz referred to the possibility – in an article in the Washington Post that the Corona Virus could be one of the viruses they were working on when it accidentally was let loose to become the biggest pandemic ever. I also watched a YouTube video where; “China Implies Coronavirus Leaked from Lab?” China is trying to find a way to let it be known to the world without them being blamed. The explanations and reasoning I listened to was unbelievable. This information came from a site called ‘China In Focus’. The Chinese people seem to be unhappy with their Government claiming ‘they have not been told the truth.’ This gives one a lot of ‘food for thought’.

I am not discounting the seriousness of any of this. We are experiencing a pandemic, and everyone has an opinion as to what to do about it. In order to know what to do about it, and handle a ‘virus’ outbreak, you need to know how viruses work. Since the purpose of my blogs is about health, I will try to enlighten you about ‘viruses’.

The body is exclusively made up of over 100 trillions of cells. The body has 2 chemical sides that needs to be focused on – ACID and ALKALINE. These are the ‘PILLARS of LIFE“.

ACID OR ACIDITY IS REFLECTED BY pain, inflammation (which must be eliminated), swelling, corrosion, and dehydration. FACTS: Most of the foods you eat are acid forming. Acids weaken the cells. The more acid your body is the harder it is to breathe, to fight off germs. Protein – an acid, is an invader, the chemistry of  which your body does not want.”

What is the COVID virus?  Protein. In order to get rid of this virus or any other virus, we have to bring in the good guys – the immune system. There are two types of immunity – acquired and inherited. Acquired immunity is learned immunity. Inherited immunity comes from the genetic line. It is the acquired immunity that comes into play as it learns ‘what to get rid of’ in the instance of the COVID virus. It tries to eliminate it with a fever causing you to sweat on the outside; and on the inside by mucus secretions through the kidneys, the belly button, bowels, and vaginally. You have the least immunity in your blood. Blood is always looking to clean itself – the Spleen does this. Sugar, which is acidic can give you lots of mucus. So you need to eliminate sugar. Other things that cause mucus build up are milk products, cheeses, and pasta products. The ACID MEDIUM  cannot heal.

So, IN COME the ‘good guys’, THE ALKALINE MEDIUM. The body must be 80% alkaline and 20 % acidic in order to be and stay healthy. An ALKALINE body is a healthy body. This is done with the DIET. The foods you eat are important in getting rid of the acidity in the body. Your body is a natural food processor. Let your foods be your medicine and your medicine be your food. Your health determines your quality of life. An ALKALINE body has a healthy and hard working IMMUNE SYSTEM.

The working staff in the IMMUNE SYSTEM helps the body’s cells function. They include the gland systems, and organs – which are added to control everything, to function as building blocks. These and everything else is held together with connective tissues. Every cell is a little person unto itself, and they have their own little cities. Other add-ons in the body’s system include the mind, soul, and emotions. The cell parts of the body know what shape they are suppose to take and what job they are suppose to do. Each cell has its own reason to be there. Two things essential to the body’s function are consumption and elimination. When the body does not get rid of toxic waste, you develop what are called cell diseases, (COVID).

As has been stated by the media regarding the COVID virus, if you have a compromised Immune System your chance of picking up the COVID virus is greater. That is fact. The Lymph gland is your main ‘immune system’. The Adrenal Gland, its helper controls the autonomic nervous system. In the case of the COVID or any other virus, you must “go after”, as Dr. Morse stated in his video, the Lymphatic System. The Lymph system cleans itself through the kidneys, colon and skin. The lymphatic system is one of the most vital systems in the body. It’s jobs is to remove cellular waste from the gastrointestinal tract, and serve as the ‘house’ of the immune system. It serves as part of the body’s septic system. It becomes heavily congested with excessive mucus, which most people are not aware that they have until their sinus cavities or lungs let them know. It also carries nutrients to various parts of the body.

Viruses (proteins) do not attach themselves to healthy cells. When a virus does attach itself to a cell, it will cause inflammation of some sort somewhere in the body.

Do you see the correlation between the COVID-19 virus and the Lymph System? What part of the body is the virus attacking? What are the symptoms of the virus they talk about the most – fever (which is common with most colds/flu’s, pain, and coughing – which is associated with the lungs – pneumonia. By the way there are two types of pneumonia, ‘viral’, which the COVID is, and bacterial. When I worked for a medical doctor, he told me “viral pneumonia won’t kill you”. “There has to be other  circumstances involved in order for it to kill, and this will only take place in a compromised immune system.” Sounds to me like the mucus is the problem with the COVID virus. You must now question, what body systems need to be fixed to resolve these issues, which in turn will strengthen the immune system. Read on.

FEVER eliminates viruses through the skin – sweat. It is best to not suppress a fever. Ride it out if you can. The body can handle a temperature up to 104 without too much danger. At this point, however, it is necessary to bring it down, but by the use of cold packs, not drugs. I seldom get fevers, but when I did I would bundle up in bed with lots of blankets and force my body to sweat until the fever was gone. I would then take a nice warm to cool bath, and all would be well. Sweating helps to eliminate the toxins and acidity from the body. It is not easy to do this, because it is not comfortable and you feel miserable. 

Along with the Lymph system which cleanses (detoxifies), and strengthens the immune system, you have to work on the Bowels to remove mucoid buildup and restore the gastro-intestinal tract; the Kidneys– for elimination of toxic waste; the Thyroid – which controls the skin and fever. When you get a fever it is the body telling you it has a problem and the fever is the first step of the body trying to heal itself; the Endocrine glands to eliminate other weaknesses and imbalances. KEEP IN MIND – TOXINS IN, TOXINS OUT BY ‘ALKALIZING.’ 

To get the process started you must DETOX – to include at least a (1) day FAST; HYDRATE with WATER; and then implement a healthy DIET. For some of you this will be easy, and for many of you it will  be difficult. You must decide how badly you want to be healthy and stay healthy.

Life is cause and effect. When the Lymph system becomes stagnant your IMMUNE SYSTEM cannot remove the damaged cells.

NOTE: When you hydrate – do not use sodas, and Gatorade. They will not hydrate you. Gatorade is not a hydrator in spite of what they advertise or what sport coaches say. It is a DEHYDRATOR. Gatorade might replace electrolytes lost during exercise, but it is full of sugar which with long term use causes weight gain; is full of sodium which overtime could cause high blood pressure; it contains dyes derived from petroleum; it increases the risk of hyperactivity in children. It DOES NOT HYDRATE EFFECTIVELY.

The problem with the COVID-19 virus, as I see it, is that the medical doctors are using medications that are stopping the immune system, which is trying hard naturally to heal the body by getting rid of the PROTEIN. 

The media continues to bombard us with death figures. Humans will always die. Nature has its own way of eliminating. It’s the negative FACTS the media puts emphasis on, not the positive, that is putting the FEAR into us. FEAR = STRESS. Stress will compromise your immune system making you a prime target for the virus to invade. DO NOT WALK WITH FEAR – WALK WITH GOD!

PS: For information on how to DETOX go to my  2017/08/14 – BASIC STARTER DETOX CLEANSING PROGRAM. After you have followed the program for a couple of weeks you can add supplementation with herbs being the best, or by other means. I like the Herbal Formulas from Dr. Morse’ Botanical Pharmacy, and/or the supplements from Life Extension. I suggest you buy your supplements from reputable Health Food outlets such as Richard’s Food Emporium, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s and the few others out there. What you buy at the drug or grocery store are not always reliable, as many of the supplements they sell are chemically made and not made from natural food sources. Experiment and find what works best for you. You are your best doctor. 

Also, click on the ‘FOLLOW  FYI-HEALTHTALK’ link on the right side of my blog and you will receive my blogs automatically. I will be doing a follow-up with more information on the COMMON COLD in the future. 

JUST INPresident Russell M Nelson, the head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, in a conference talk Saturday night, April 4, 2020, to the people of the whole world, asked for EVERYONE, ALL DENOMINATIONS AND CREEDS TO JOIN in on a DAY OF WORLD WIDE FASTING (as you are healthily and physically able), AND PRAYER ON GOOD FRIDAY, APRIL 10th. We are to pray for and end to the COVID virus and the quick healing of everyone who is suffering from this virus and/or any other afflictions from it. President Nelson suggests that we abstain from eating 2 meals in a 24 hour period. I, for one, will be participating on this special day. I hope you will join me. MAY GOD BLESS ONE, AND ALL ALWAYS!

 

Eyes…

 

The ‘eye’s’ have it.  Image result for free pics of eyes As I have gone through life, I am so happy to be able to see this wonderful world God created for us. I am thankful for my eyes, as I am sitting here eating a carrot. Maybe you will remember being told as a child, as I was, “be sure to eat your carrots, they are good for your eyes.”

As the years have passed, I learned it takes more than carrots to keep your vision in tact.  I could go into a long dissertation, but this blog is to explain to you all about the diseases of the eye.

The most common form ETIOL is the result of the aging process; other forms may be congenital or caused by infection or injury. This cataract form is the one most of us are familiar with when the doctor tells you that you have ‘cataracts’.  The treatment is usually  surgical removal of the lens, except in presence of associated inflammation, and replacement of an artificial lens. Today, you have a choice of the kind of lens you want as a replacement. Normal (one type of lens for both eyes), or  a lens or distance, in one eye and a lens for closeness in the other eye. The normal lens means you will need corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses, to see normally. The other choice, means no corrective glasses needed, as the eyes take care of the distance and closeness which gives usually gives you 20/20 vision. In my case I chose the distant/nearness lens option. I am glad I made the choice.

Image result for free pics of macular degenerationBut what of the other disease which are not so easy to fix. The first is AMD known to us all as Age-related Macular Degeneration which is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in Americans over 60 years of age. With AMD, the macula which is the central part of the retina of the eye, is damaged.  Whenever you look directly at something, you are using the macula – which when damaged affects the central fine vision needed for ‘straight ahead’ viewing, such as reading or driving.

There are two types of macular degeneration – Dry and wet. The most common form is Dry macular degeneration. This is characterized by small yellow deposits (called ‘drusen’) , and alterations in the pigment of the macula that can result in loss of central vision. Dry can lead to wet macular degeneration which is responsible for most macular degeneration-related loss – where abnormal blood vessels develop under the retina causing hemorrhaging, swelling, and scarring that damages the macula, resulting in central vision loss.

My Opthamologist explained all of this to me when I had my last check up. I asked “how do you recognize the signs and symptoms of this disease?” The explanation was that the eyes goes through the dry stage first, and you may or may not experience symptoms, so it is necessary for an exam where the doctor can detect the first indicator of this disease which is the ‘drusen’ under the macula. This is why the doctor dilates the eyes. If it is not detected at an early stage, symptoms can become more severe. and patients may experience loss of central vision, difficulty reading, difficulty performing tasks that require the ability to see details, or distorted  vision that makes a straight line appear to be wavy.  It can appear as a black or blurry spot in the middle of the eye, or shadows in the peripheral vision. Wet macular degeneration is usually treated with repeated ocular injections using special medications that inhibit the abnormal blood vessels. They may help, but they are not a cure for AMD.

The latest news is that scientists are not sure about what triggers the changes in the eye that cause macular degeneration. However, it is believed to be linked to the factor of age, genetics, smoking, sunlight exposure, and nutrition.  The National Eye Institute (NEI), after years of study concluded that developing advanced stages of AMD can be lowered with the use of antioxidants plus zinc, and other supplements that affect the eyes to include Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Lutein and Zeaxanthin.

Lutein and Zeaxanthin, are new to most people. These are considered to be carotenoids, which are found to be highly concentrated in the macula. When the macula is compromised, these carotenoids decrease, so they need to be replaced/increased.

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These carotenoids can be found in foods such as egg yolks and dark, leafy green vegetables (spinach – isn’t that a POPEYE food  – and broccoli) as well as many other foods. They cannot be made by the body, therefore, they must be obtained from food or dietary supplements. I have been aware of this information for years and have been taking these supplements in tablet form for a long time. I definitely can tell the difference in my eyes when I don’t take them and when I do. When I take them my eyes don’t get so red, they don’t feel dry and scratchy or tired…my eyes look and feel normal, like when I was younger.

Last on the list of eye diseases that you may be familiar with is GLAUCOMA.  What is ‘glaucoma’? It is a condition where the eye’s optic nerve is damaged due to increased pressure in eye. It is very common (More than 3 million cases per year in US). Treatments can help manage the condition, but presently there is no known cure. It requires a lab test or imaging, and can last several years or be lifelong. It can also be a genetic disease.

I am not going into Glaucoma more than what I said in the above paragraph.

I am not ignoring eye issues caused by nature, or accident, etc. I taught dance to a gentleman who was 65 years of age. He had artificial eyes in his sockets because he had lost both of his eyes fighting for our country during the Korean War. In spite of his affirmity, he had a wonderful outlook on life (no pun intended). He had a boat and went fishing all the time with the help of his grandkids. He played the ‘mouth organ’ (harmonica) in a group of other harmonica players. They performed out in public all the time. And, he wanted to clog dance. That is where I came into the picture. It was challenging, but fun to teach this wonderful man. He danced in our end of the year dance recital and on programs out in the public. If he did not dance with me, he danced with his granddaughter. No one in the audience ever knew he was blind. The last contact I had with him was when he came to my studio to give me a Video of him ‘SKY DIVING’. I still have the video and cherish it. Kudos to Jim.

For any disease related to the eyes, if you have any questions pertaining to your eyes, you need to see an eye doctor -specifically an Opthamologist (Eye Surgeon). He can tell you what eyedrops you may need for your eye issues and what supplements to buy in addition to using eye drops.

YOUR EYES ARE A PRECIOUS COMMODITY. Think what you would be missing without your eyesight.

PS – this add on is the latest regarding the eyes and the COVID-19 virus. Take time to watch.

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-ophthalmologist-shares-5-things-you-need-to-know-210009523.html

God Bless!