People are like snowflakes: no two are alike. What works for one person doesn't necessarily have to work for another and can, at times, do damage. This information is presented to you as information only and is not designed for self-assessment or self-treatment. Never go it alone. Find a professional to help you on your way to perfect health.
This month we will continue our foray into Therapeutic Essential Oils and discuss something that touches everyone's life: Codependency. SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) is scaring everyone, and the death toll due to the Smallpox Vaccination is rising above the predictions.
We are about to publish a concoction that could heal cancer, AIDS, and Hepatitis C (just to name a few disorders). The problem is this: if you do not follow the instructions and make it wrong, you could die. Therefore, before we publish this formulaWE NEED AN ATTORNEY WHO WILL WORK WITH US - FOR FREE.
No, we cannot afford an attorney. We are thousands of dollars in debt. We hope someone out there will either volunteer or find us an attorney who can advise us on this one. We certainly do not want our doors closed because we gave you something that can help you to heal your life.
And....the story of Medicine VS Science goes on. So...just keep reading.
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1. Essential Oils - Reviews and Results
2. Medicine vs Science
3. When Medicine Kills - We did not want to print this
4. Letters - and our replies
5. Attention Heart Patients! - Bypassing Bypass New Version
6. SARS, Smallpox, & the Spanish Flu
7. Transfer Factor Plus - Review of an Immune System Booster
8. Anvirzel Update - We have a formula!
9. Pokeweed - Poisons that kill viruses and fight cancers
10. Curing Colds, Flu, Pneumonia, and SARS - and a sinus headache cure update
11. Proteosome Vaccines - Safe, Effective, Cutting Edge Technology
12. Codependency - Something that touches us all.
13. Codependency Vignettes
14. Wellness News of the Weird
16. Laughter - The Best Medicine
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Reviews and Results
First we must thank Young Living, The Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education, and The Herbs Place for allowing us to sample their wares. We've learned an awful lot and we've had some very amazing experiences.
The Center for Aromatherapy Research & Education sent us two videos and the book Healing Oils of the Bible, which we found fascinating. The videos were very instructive and informative and we thank them for the experience. If you want to see their videos or books they offer, just click on their link. You will not be disappointed.
We learned that frankincense was used to prevent the plague. With SARS spreading around the globe, we here at the International Wellness Directory are glad we have one more weapon in our immune system arsenal.
In fact, from Young Living we got a blend of oils called ImmuPower. It consists of: hyssop, mountain savory, cistus, ravensara, frankincense, oregano, clove, cumin, and Idaho tansy. All of these have shown immune stimulant properties, and I'm sure going to use it when cold and flu season come around. It can be applied topically (you might want to add a bit of carrier oil since most of these separately are rather potent and can burn) or taken internally. Again, brushing ones teeth with two drops is a perfect way to prevent both cavities and a cold. We cannot guarantee any results here, as we have not thoroughly tested these oils, but we can tell you that historically and in independent tests of the individual oils that you've got a pretty good immune stimulant. So, it's up to you to try this. And keep in mind that you can use it externally and internally, brushing one's teeth with it is a good way to take it internally, as the mouth absorbs it as you brush, and yes, all these oils do fight plaque. The Herbs Place sells an immune system stimulating blend called Guardian (tea tree, ravensara, lavender and Roman chamomile). Tea tree oil is wonderful on cuts and bruises.
Many of you have heard of the famous prophet, Nostradomus, but did you know that if he were not known today as a prophet, he would have been known by us as a famous and successful physician? How successful? you ask. He was known for his ability to help cure the plague. He used cleanliness, herbs, vitamins (rose hips) and essential oils. [Nostradamus, The Elixirs of Nostradamus: Nostradamus' original recipes for elixirs, scented water, beauty potions and sweetmeats. edited by Knut Boeser. (Wakefield, RI: Moyer Bell, 1996) ISBN: 1-55921-155-5]
We liked the blends we got from Young Living but we were a little concerned about some of them being diluted with a carrier oil already. If we need to dilute them, we can add our carrier oil ourselves. The Herbs Place does not dilute their blends.
Since I have a background in Massage Therapy, I worked on one of our volunteers using oils that we'd chosen through muscle testing. We chose those that she responded to the strongest. The volunteer just loved the experience. She suffers from debilitating depression, but at the time she had a sinus headache coming on and stiff neck already bugging her. After the treatment, she reported that her mood had been lifted and that she felt almost light-headed. The neck stiffness, impending headache, and sinus pain had also vanished.
Dr James Dillard MD from Columbia U College of Physicians and Surgeons told MSNBC that aromatherapy has some good science behind it with recent studies showing positive effects of aromatherapy on anxiety, skin conditions, pain, and blood pressure.
One thing you should be aware of is that when working with the oils, the practitioner also gets the benefits from the oils. We used oils from Young Living's Biblical Oil Collection, along w/ one blend called Release. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and healing experience for both of us.
Next we used the three oils we got from The Herbs Place. They sent us Patchouli, Clove, and Peppermint. Peppermint is a wonderful after dinner oil as it tells the brain that you are satiated (full). Great stuff for dieters, I'm sure. Additionally, peppermint tea has been used historically for stimulating digestion or for digestive disorders. I rubbed some on our volunteer's back and within five minutes, she reported tasting them in her mouth. None of these oils was diluted. She also has another problem: when she gets hit with a sinus headache, she also gets a toothache, so having cloves was perfect. She said that the cloves went to work faster than the commercial salves (Anbesol and Orajel) and that they lasted longer. I put some cloves in my beard and the odor was wonderful all day long.
Patchouli is anti-fungal and anti-yeast. It's potency was spectacular. We had a form we'd picked up at a local health food shop which hardly could compare. Patchouli is also a hippy perfume. On a radio show recently, they were commenting on a local Peace Protest saying that as they walked through the crowd they got knocked down by the odor of patchouli. The Herbs Place has a great site full of information (even a comparison between Young Living and their Nature's Sunshine brand) and you can become a member quite easily and purchase at a discount.
Again, we want to thank The Herbs Place and Young Living for their help and for the samples they sent. The potency of their products was undeniably powerful. Keep in mind that when you apply some of these oils that you really have to add a little carrier oil or you can burn yourself. Someone asked me what he should do if he starts to burn but hasn't got any olive oil or almond oil around. Simply add any moisturizer or even get some Mazola out of your kitchen. You just need to "cut" it a bit to stop the sting.
We've talked at length about oregano oil (in previous newsletters). The brand we like the most is from NOW Foods. I sent a few bottles to a friend in Australia and he reported back that it cleared up a head lice infestation faster than anything they'd ever used. On your feet, you can use it daily for any fungus you pick up. I use it to brush my teeth. This does a few things. First it fights plaque. Second, it penetrated beneath the gums to kill bacteria. And third, it is a powerful antioxidant that travels to every cell in my body. For those of you with arthritis, oregano oil contains COX-2 inhibitors and is an anti-inflammatory. The one draw back is IT BURNS LIKE HECK in your mouth. Keep in mind, though, that rubbing it on your feet for a fungal infection is another way to get the oils into your blood stream as all essential oils penetrate rapidly. However I must warn you: it burns like hell in your mouth. Just a warning.
Here is NOW Foods explanation on how their Oregano Oil is made:
Our nutritionist states that NOW FOODS 100% pure Essential Oils follow standards as published in Geunthers and Fenarolis Essential Oil and flavor texts. The specifications published there are utilized by the better essential oil and flavor companies throughout the USA. Our Pure Oregano oil contains an average content of 65% carvacrol. This is a cultivated oregano of Turkish origin that has been distilled by a method that results in a high purity product. It is not organic per NOP standards.
We like NOW Foods products because of the VALUE. Both The Herbs Place and Young Living have some very good oregano oil, but NOW Foods' oregano oil is the cheapest. We order ours from the good people at www.sedonalive.com. If you order from them, be sure to mention the International Wellness Directory. We don't get a kick back (though we'd love to!) but they do want to know how you found them.
Note: A company called Healing Natural Oils (amoils.com) that a few readers have asked about has refused to even respond to our queries.
One note on HYPE: We've seen essential oils advertised using the term "Purest." This is pure hype, since if something is pure, there is no purer. The purest anything can be is pure. This means that if the oil came from a plant sprayed with a ton of pesticides, there is no pesticide residue in the final oil, since the oil is pure (contains no contaminates). So, keep in mind that onece you get a PURE oil, there is no PURER.
However, the FDA, that silly organization that should be banished from the face of the earth, has allowed the Aloe Vera industry to sell you a gallon of water mixed with one tablespoon of pure aloe vera extract and call it Pure Aloe Vera. Who knows what they allow the essential oil industry do. This is why it is so important to find a company you can trust when it comes to finding a good therapeutic essential oil.
Did You Know?
The USDA finally announced that certain herbs
containing antioxidants can help prevent heart
disease and cancer. Which herbs:
oregano, dill, rosemary, thyme, peppermint.
Medicine vs Science
This newsletter contains a lot of "unproven" therapies. Unproven does not mean disproven. Unproven simply means that no one has done a systematic or double-blind study to "prove" that something works.
Did you know that the word prove once meant "to test?"
Prove has connotations of rigidity. Many feel that once something is proven, it is proven forever. Not so. The original meaning of the word prove was "to test." This will explain for you the age-old saying: "The exception proves the rule."
The exception "tests" the rule.
One of the things we are going to introduce you to today is the Pokeweed. It has anticancer properties. Pokeweed is part of the Hoxsey formula. If you go to the American Cancer Society's web site and look up the Hoxsey formula, they will tell you: "There is no evidence that the Hoxsey herbal treatment has any value in the treatment of cancer in humans." [http://www.cancer.org/docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Hoxsey_Herbal_Treatment.asp?sitearea=ETO]
Making the above statement is the same as saying, "There is no evidence that smoking causes lung cancer." Both statements are true, IF you believe that a rigorous double-blind "scientific" study is necessary to prove something. You see, no double-blind study has ever been conducted on smoking to prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that smoking causes cancer.
The parts to the Hoxsey formula do have either immune-stimulating or anti-tumor activity, but that does not "prove" anything.
Claiming that something is unproven is counterproductive. Like cancer-causing agents, I personally believe there should be three categories of anti-cancer agents: Proven, Probable, and Possible. All of them are known to fight cancer, but only the "proven" one has been subjected to the rigors of science. Probable are those things that have been used historically. When separate peoples use the same "cures" throughout their history even though they have never shared this information, these cures must surely work because we don't use things for long that do not work. This is oftentimes called "anthropological proof." And finally, there are the possible cancer cures that, like the Hoxsey formula, consists of parts that are anti-tumor or immune-enhancing.
Some of you might guess that I am a big supporter of the American Cancer Society Boycott. And I am. These people have suppressed possible and probable cancer therapies for years. They claimed right up to nearly 1980 that diet had nothing to do with cancer and then did a complete 180 and now you'd think they made all these food discoveries. But if you attend one of their "get-togethers" or "fun-draisers," you'll not find them promoting healthy diet; most of the fair is full of carcinogens as they sell hotdogs and bratwursts and total garbage foods.
Another thing, since most of their monies come from companies that pollute and poison our planet, the ACS doesn't promote organic farming and never attacks the pollution in our air, water, and food that have been linked to cancers.
The bottom line is that the ACS has gotten filthy rich pretending to help in the war against cancer. For info on the ACS boycott, you can see the links below, or just search the web for more:
So now that you have an example of using "science" to suppress a therapy, let us use that same science to debunk the medicine you are currently taking (if you should be on a drug).
There is a movie all of you should go find: First Do No Harm. I do not remember seeing this title at a movie theater. It probably did not make a very long run at the theaters if any run at all. It has Meryl Streep in it, if that will help you to get it. It is based upon a true story. I won't give the story away, only to say that the movie is a fine example of what people go thru when Medical Science fails us and we are left playing catch up. Many of my friends from Cancer Support who I have lost in the past died while Medical Science played catch up. This went wrong, so they gave her/him this, causing this to go wrong, so they countered with that, until finally my friends' bodies were so exhausted, the life in them flittered away.
One excellent point is made in this movie.
Medicine TALKS of double-blind studies. Nothing is "proven" till we have conducted a rigorous scientific double-blind study. Then the medication/pharmaceutical is released into the medical mainstream and doctors are given this "science" with a scientific seal of approval.
However, if you add just an aspirin to your regimen, all the double-blind studies go out the window. Your drug regimen was never tested with aspirin added as a variable.
If your doctor gives you more than one drug, there are no double-blind studies.
Three? and he might as well tell you that you are a living laboratory.
Do you understand the significance of this fact? Do you really?
The consumption of three drugs is just as unproven a therapy as the Hoxsey Formula, Gerson's Food Plan, or ESSIAC tea. There goes the science.
One more time: If you are taking two drugs that have never been tested together, you are using a therapy that is just as unproven as the Hoxsey formula.
One problem with the "scientific model" is that it tries to rule out all variables. One problem with holism, it has way too many variables. Science does not know how to handle the holistic model. However, recently a study was started to compare the two models. Doctor Nick Gonzalez was offered the chance to compare his results to conventional medicine's results for one of the most dangerous of cancers, pancreatic. I've not checked into the results lately, but you can by going to Dr Gonzalez's site.
This is a whole nother perspective on the scientific model. One of the reasons many alternatives are not tested (beyond the fact that they are not patentable nor profitable) is that the alternatives usually come enwrapped in diet and lifestyle changes.
Go enjoy the good doctor's site: www.dr-gonzalez.com He's been battered, abused, arrested, sued and threatened. He's still around, and he's still helping people to heal their cancers.
Now, we shall end this discussion, once and for all, with this little story that (I'm sorry) I heard so long ago, that I do not remember the original source. However, its import was so powerful, it has stuck with me till this day and is one of my favorite stories from the Halls of Science.
The story is about a psychiatrist who was doing some rather unorthodox work with schizophrenics. He had been obtaining some very good results. His colleagues, however, were reluctant to listen to him because of his unorthodox methods. He wrote some ten articles on the subject, but their response was always the same, "Well, you haven't really proven anything."
He forged ahead and continued his work writing more and more articles, but his colleagues always responded the same: You haven't really proven anything.
This got him thinking: What constitutes scientific proof? He pondered this question for a long time, and being the editor of a psychiatric journal, he decided to hold a symposium on the subject. He sat down and wrote letter after letter to the leading scientific minds of his time asking them all, "What constitutes scientific proof?"
One letter he received was the most telling of all. It was a very brief reply that read, "The question is much too difficult for me." and went on to add that he doubted that he could make a significant contribution to so complex an issue.
It was signed, "Albert Einstein."
Did you know?
18% of migraines are linked to bacteria in the gut.
The cure? Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
Organic yogurt is your best source!
When Medicine Kills
I did not want to print this article. Having said what we said in the article above should have been quite sufficient. However, we got some things in our email that we felt could not wait there, and had to be presented to you.
First, here is a letter sent out to people on the Young Living mailings (the people who distribute Young Living essential oils):
Again I come to you for advice. I had such a wonderful response to my request for which oils for my son to take to the mid-east, and now I come to you again.
My son's girlfriend had been very distraught over the war, his being in danger, etc., and had been unable to sleep or eat, so was already in bad shape. They decided to get married before he left, and my prospective daughter-in-law went to her doctor the morning she was driving to Wisconsin to his base, as she didn't want to be sleepless and not able to eat. He put her on an anti-depressant, and while she was on the way, took her first pill of whatever it was, and suffered a mini-stroke an hour or so later! The doctor, when they got in touch with him, said it was not caused by the medication. I am not so sure. She is having some real issues that are affecting her recovery.
She is on medication from the doctor for the stroke, and I don't know what all he has her on. But, she can't eat because of nausea and vomiting, and the doctor says it is not the medicine. I am doubtful, but she is afraid to go off the stuff. I am getting some Peace & Calming for her to help her relax, but would Di-Tone help with the nausea? Ginger oil? Any other suggestion?
Thanks for your help,
The letter was forwarded to Dr Ann Tracy, PhD who responded thus:
This is Dr Ann Blake Tracy, Executive Director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness (www.drugawareness.org) who spoke at the Young Living convention this past year. I am currently lecturing along the East Coast to several Young Living groups. The people I am staying with just mentioned the [preceding] e-mail and showed it to me.
First of all recommending these drugs to someone who cannot eat or sleep is insane when both anorexia and insomnia are listed side effects to all of these drugs! When are docs going to begin reading their PDRs that give them the warnings about these drugs?
Let me state CLEARLY that these newer antidepressants are absolutely notorious for inducing both seizure activity and hemorrhage. Of course a stroke is caused either by a clot in the brain or a hemorrhage in the brain. Increasing serotonin produces both a clotting of the blood as well as a weakening of the blood vessels leading to hemorrhage. We learned just a few months ago that using one of these drugs with any aspirin product GREATLY increases one's potential for hemorrhage. So . . . . for this doc to be telling a patient that the drug did not cause this is completely irresponsible! And for him to keep a patient on the drug that caused such a young woman a stroke is grounds for malpractice, in my opinion. How much more damage has been done to her in doing that? Someone needs to give that doc our 800 order number (800-280-0730) to get my book and tape before he kills someone with these drugs.
For those of you who have heard my tape on how to safely withdraw from these dangerous drugs or my book on the drugs, you heard about the woman who documented small vessel breakage at the base of the brain caused by Zoloft. It also talks about her use of Clarity, Joy and Valor completely healing that damage within a few months.
Dr. Ann Blake Tracy
Author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? - Our Serotonin Nightmare (800-280-0730)
Then, because I subscribe to Dr Douglass's hardcopy newsletter, he sends out an online newsletter which just happened to cover this same subject. Because we are a "non commercial" web site we are allowed to reprint his newsletter here. I hope you will all listen to this fine physician:
Treat yourself -- to some sound medicine, for a change....
No M.D. who ever swore to the Hippocratic oath could in good conscience tell people NOT to go a doctor if they're sick... Right?
Despite this, the fact remains that iatrogenic (doctor-caused) reasons account for more deaths in this country than all other causes -- except heart disease and cancer. And within this humbling (and terrifying) truth lies an interesting dilemma:
Should people try to diagnose and treat themselves for illnesses?
On the one hand, people who lack a medical education might do themselves real harm (or miss disease a doctor would discover) by engaging in do-it-yourself medicine. But on the other, they may just be saving their own lives! Hmmm. No easy answer to this one....
Which brings me to my point -- an idea that's gotten lost in the mainstream's idea of medicine: Personal accountability. What drove me to consider this is a recent study of 45,000 men and women concluding that people might be taking dietary supplements in an attempt to treat or prevent illness. Imagine! The horror of people taking charge of their own health...
My question is this: Why SHOULDN'T people try to educate themselves about safe, natural substances that can protect them from disease -- or even cure them? Isn't this better in some ways than putting themselves blindly into the hands of the pill-and-scalpel quacks that are the third-leading cause of death in our country?
As an M.D., I can't tell you that dietary supplements are a substitute for regular doctor visits -- or that every disease can be treated or cured with vitamins, minerals, nutrients and the like...
But I have discovered natural wonders in my lifetime -- and I write about them every day. And I do believe that, in many cases, they're superior to drugs and surgery. I also believe that people have an uncanny knack for knowing when something is wrong with their health -- and that the failure of many doctors to simply listen to their patients is what makes modem medicine so dangerous...
But I can't legally or ethically tell you that without also saying this: Always check with your doctor before taking any "natural" substances to prevent or treat any illness. And if he (or she) won't listen to you, find another doctor who will.
I'm all for taking charge of your own health and going against the big-brother mainstream -- but I'd never encourage you to play at being your own doctor.
The stakes are just too high.
Funny how our focus is on liberating Iraq when our own citizens are enchained by modern medicine. Medicine will have to change or die. Because of people like you (who get this far in our newsletters) who want to take charge of their health, medicine will have to change. Let's hope it can happen with as little blood shed as possible.
Great Moments In Medicine
Elizabeth Fleischman Ascheim,
Pioneering X-ray Technician at the turn of the 20th Century
To show patients how safe X-rays were, she often
demonstrated the process by X-raying herself.
Sadly, Ms Ascheim passed away at an early age,
the cause of death being described as:
SEVERE SKIN CANCER.
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Yes, we're doing it right now. If anyone needs a physician in their area, we can find them one using our resources, but we would ask that people please make a donation for this service since our resources do cost a lot each year.
The book is available now and this link (Bypassing Bypass) will be placed on our home page: www.mnwelldir.org As for finding a physician who uses nutrition or a naturopath (etc) in your area, you can go here: Find A Practitioner.
The following was written concerning our article on Alternative Pain Therapies:
I don't have a new remedy except to echo the value of good chiropractic care. I do have a request. Can you discuss possible remedies for loss of taste and smell? This affects many people.
Yes! Chiropractic can help, but finding a good one can take a while. Like any profession there are good ones and there are bad ones. Please, to all our readers, go with your gut feelings. Your guts are rarely ever wrong.
As to you taste and smell problem: I have no idea, In all our research, we've never come across anything for this. Yes, it affects many. I'll put this in our "wish list" and if we find anything, we will tell you.
Why are you against controlling Ephedra? Wouldn't that keep people from abusing it?
Controlling Ephedra will keep people from "using" it. There are many wonderful benefits to ephedra for patients with lung disorders. There are no other natural alternatives. The only alternative to ephedra is a host of drugs, all with side effects that are worse than the original problem.
Controlling an herb is the best way for medicine to suppress it. And once you open the door to physicians controlling alternatives, there go the alternatives. Look to Canada to see how this has occurred. Many things YOU can buy at your health food store here in the USA have to be prescribed by a physician in Canada, and the cost has doubled. Physicians do not prescribe nutritional supplements. Their education is not about alternatives; it's about drugs.
Asking physicians to control vitamins, herbs, and supplements would be the same as putting attorneys in charge of Pharmacies, telling your roofer to fix your toilet, or having your mail delivery person prepare you sushi at a sushi bar.
No person has ever died using Ephedra correctly. Many have died using drugs correctly. Tylenol kills hundreds yearly with normal use. Tylenol can be abused. No one has suggested that we control Tylenol; yet Tylenol is a drug and doctors have an understanding of drugs.
Did You Know?
The US Geological Survey released a study
that our antibiotics in our livestock are showing
up everywhere; in streams and lakes throughout
America. Time for more Lactobacillus acidophilus.
Attention Heart Patients!
Please, people! Pay attention to the medical media. If you are on a drug, please keep your ear to the ground. Statin drugs are written up all the time, yet will your doctor tell you that they lead to brain damage and/or Congestive Heart Failure? This is what the medical literature says. Hypertension drugs? They lead to Congestive Heart Failure, depression, and edema.
Unless you were born with a congenital heart disease, if your cardiovascular system is run down and in bad shape, you are suffering from a diet and lifestyle disease. And as we have stated again and again:
Therefore we are going to tell you the following: "Policosanol, niacin (vitamin B-3), vitamin C, low carbohydrate intake (and other non-toxic efforts) are powerful tools against high cholesterol and/or triglyceride levels. Usually, blood pressure tends to drop when they're used. When these tools aren't enough, the addition of calcium and magnesium (not taken together), and avoiding of allergic foods and anything that stimulates insulin release (sugars, refined flours) often makes up the difference.
Also, you really really REALLY must read about the Cholesterol Myths.
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the highest costs incurred
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SARS, Smallpox, & the Spanish Flu
The following article was sent to us by a reader. It was originally posted at Ananova.com.
Scientists identify SARS virus
Scientists have identified the virus behind the deadly SARS disease as a mutant relative of the cause of the common cold.
The previously unknown coronavirus is believed to have originated in animals before changing and passing on to humans, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
The finding should enable researchers to develop a simple test to detect the disease.
"Preliminary studies suggest that this virus may never before have infected the US population," said Dr Larry Anderson of the American Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, who helped identify the virus.
"Certainly, it has not circulated widely in humans. Presumably, this virus originated in animals and mutated or recombined in a fashion that permitted it to infect, cause disease, and pass from person to person."
He said while coronaviruses were best known as the cause of the common cold, they had also caused severe diseases in animals.
"It appears that SARS-related coronavirus may be the first example of a coronavirus that causes severe disease in humans."
Scientists proposed naming the new virus after World Health Organisation medic Dr Carlo Urbani, who died of Sars last month after treating one of the first patients infected with the virus in Vietnam.
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome has infected more than 2,700 people worldwide, and killed at least 106, according to the WHO.
Symptoms include high fever, aches, dry cough and shortness of breath. Some patients must be put on respirators to help their lungs function.
More than 100 viruses are linked with cold symptoms.
Coronaviruses are thought to be the second most likely cause of sore throats, coughs, sneezing and congestion after rhinoviruses.
In SARS, the symptoms can be much more serious, possibly leading to a collapse of lung function and, in about 4% of cases, death.
Story filed: 20:05 Thursday 10th April 2003
Note: Already this theory is being challenged. It seems that not all those suffering from SARS are making antibodies for the coronavirus. So, stay tuned.
With the discovery of the cause, will there soon be a solution? We doubt that. We are dealing with a virus (no matter what name it has). Our anti-virals (drugs) are not all that good.
We mention smallpox and Spanish Flu also above. Do these contagions have things in common? Well, let's take a look (this could be called: The History of Medical Irony).
The Spanish Flu broke out during WWI. It killed between 20 and 40 million people; more than died from the war. SARS broke out during our war with Iraq. Coincidence?
SARS is NOT as deadly as the Spanish Flu. SARS kills the weak, the old (the young seem to be handling it quite well, according to most reports), and the infirm. Interestingly enough, the Spanish Flu killed people between the ages of 20 and 40. Why this age? The healthiest of the healthiest?
Well, it's been suggested that this flu came from an inoculation. Inoculations were the newest medical miracle of the time. However, our science was still young and inside of a simple inoculation could have been things that we could not, at that time, find. Take the Sauk Vaccine of the fifties. We're finding some 200 OTHER viruses in that vaccine now with our modern technology. Some of them have been linked to cancer (and talked about within our pages at this site). This is the connection to smallpox.
The estimated number of deaths our smallpox vaccine will cause (our enemies don't have to lift a finger) is on the rise. The estimates are on the rise. Why? Seems it's killing people with heart disease. It's killing more people than originally estimated.
Sadly, smallpox is not very communicable. However, fear of smallpox is rampant. If our enemies have any brains, they will not use smallpox against us exactly for that reason. It's not a very effective killer. You have to come into physical contact with the organisms to come down with smallpox.
So, what are we to do? Should we listen to FDR who told us that all we have to fear is fear itself? or do we run and get inoculated against everything in the universe and pay up our insurance premiums so we have a bed to sleep in when the plague hits?
First of all, you should know that people treated allopathically (conventionally) for the Spanish Flu had a mortality rate of 28.2%. Those treated with homeopathy died at a rate of right around 1%:
"The Journal of the American Institute for Homeopathy, May, 1921, had a long article about the use of homeopathy in the flu epidemic. Dr. T A McCann, from Dayton, Ohio reported that 24,000 cases of flu treated allopathically had a mortality rate of 28.2% while 26,000 cases of flu treated homeopathically had a mortality rate of 1.05%. This last figure was supported by Dean W.A. Pearson of Philadelphia (Hahnemann College) who collected 26,795 cases of flu treated with homeopathy with the above result..... Dr. Herbert A. Roberts from Derby, CT, said that 30 physicians in Connecticut responded to his request for data. They reported 6,602 cases with 55 deaths, which is less than 1%. Dr. Roberts was working as a physician on a troop ship during WWI. He had 81 cases of flu on the way over to Europe. He reported, "All recovered and were landed. Every man received homeopathic treatment. One ship lost 31 on the way."---Julian Winston [http://www.whale.to/v/spanish_flu.html]
You will not find this fact in any medical manual. Medicine tries to not focus on homeopathy, even though they have had to admit that it works and that it works well. Homeopathy is NEVER contraindicated, and if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. However, it doesn't kill you. This is a plus for those who would like to try something else afterwards.
Should you get a vaccine for SARS? Well, there are none yet, but when they are available, will they contain side effects and cautions? You bet.
Is there an homeopathic vaccination available? Yes. But you will have to attend a homeopathic physician to get it. You cannot buy this over the counter.
And....you can keep your immune system in tip-top condition. If you are currently sick or taking lots of drugs (or on chemotherapy or radiation) you do NOT want to catch SARS. If you are an organ transplant recipient, you'll not survive catching this one either. Please...see a naturopathic or homeopathic physician if you fall into these groups. You really need to protect yourself. For the rest of us, well, I have had the pleasure of reviewing a wonderful new product that I will tell you about in the next article. After that, we will once again write our cure for the common cold, flu, or worse, SARS. Yes, if you take care of your SARS at the first sign, you can beat it. Remember, bugs do not kill everyone. Some always survive. These are the people who take care of themselves.
Did You Know?
Recent studies exonerate aspartame and
sucrose from all health problems.
On further investigation, the people doing the
studies seem to have received money from the
people making aspartame and sucrose industry. Duh!
If you do a search at Medline on Transfer Factor, you will get 140 pages of studies, and you'll be up for three long nights going over them (if you are expected to write an article about them in your next newsletter). The one thing all studies have in common, whether conducted on people with a cold or flu or on people with full-blown AIDS or cancer, is that Transfer Factors in the blood boost immunity.
One company, a multilevel marketing company called 4Life, has trademarked the name Transfer Factor after licensing a patented procedure for separating it from its source. We were lucky enough to receive a bottle from someone who wanted us to review it. Of course, no matter what we do with one bottle of anything will never prove anything, but we do want to know if people who sell something are confident enough to actually send us a sample. Otherwise, we just won't write about them.
Now we've been planning on writing about Transfer Factors for some time now, because we here use them, and have had some remarkable experiences with them, but, like most things, it just got put on the back burner while we cared for more pressing matters. Getting this bottle sent to us did prompt us to finally get this information to you. Know that 1. This is good stuff, and 2. It is one of our top ten favorite products available.
Every nursing mother passes on her immunity to her young. She, in effect, "transfers" her immunity. This is where the "transfer factors" get their name. They are found in the first milk of every nursing mother; in the colostrum.
One thing about colostrum is it is specific to the animal it comes from. Bovine colostrum is pretty good for humans, but it is much, much better for baby cows.
On the other hand, transfer factors are not specific. They are great for anyone or any animal.
Let's take a step back for just a second, to 1949 when Dr H Sherwood Lawrence, while studying tuberculosis, discovered that he could transfer an immune response from one person to another by injecting the second person with white blood cells from the first. The first person had healed from tuberculosis and the second person was newly infected. Because his extract contained a "factor" that could transfer immunity, he named his discovery "transfer factor."
Transfer factor, though used in many countries on a limited basis, never caught on because its only source was blood and there existed no technology to make it readily (or commercially) available.
Now if you think getting 140 pages on Medline is something, consider that nearly 50 Million Dollars has been spent researching transfer factors and over 3,000 papers have been written about them. So it shouldn't come to you as a shock that someone was going to find a way to make this stuff commercially available. In 1980 two researchers isolated transfer factors in colostrum and by 1989 they had patented a process for extracting it from there. (This process is licensed to the 4Life company.)
Unlike Interferon and Interleukins, transfer factors have no side effects. Both interferon and interleukins are integral parts of our immune systems, but introducing them into another seems to carry along a terrible host of side effects. Transfer Factors are as safe as pure water. No one has ever had a negative reaction to them. And whether they come from milk or from eggs, they do not bring along the negative effects of milk or eggs to people with sensitivities to these foods.
Transfer factors are protein molecules that have been created by our T-Cells. It is called an immunomodulator, however wherever I looked, transfer factor seemed to be more of an immunostimulant. Just to get down the terms, an immunostimulant increases immune system functions. An immunomodulator, on the other hand, will bring up those that are too low and bring down those that are too high. At first, every study we found showed immune responses increasing, such as the herpes study that showed both CD4 (helper T-Cells) interferon (gamma) levels increased as compared to the acyclovir (an anti-viral drug) whose CD4 counts only rose.
So, I went to work and researched and researched till I found a study that used transfer factor in patients with alopecia. In alopecia patients, their Immunoglobulin M (and other complements) are raised. The study showed a decrease in these by using transfer factor. So now we actually see that, yes, transfer factor is a true immunomodulator.
Then we came across the transfer factor studies in AIDS, Lupus, and other autoimmune disorders. In AIDS, not only are the CD4 counts low, the TNF (tumor necrosis factor) is very high and this is what eventually kills the patient. In lupus, we find all sorts of immune factors run amok. In all studies covering autoimmune disorders, transfer factor was touted highly as a safe, effective solution. No, there were no "cures" because patients had to continue taking this supplement, but the supplement is not that expensive (as expensive as the drug therapies) and there were no side effects (compared to drug therapies).
The one thing that separates 4Life's Transfer Factor™ and Transfer Factor Plus™ from all the other supplements is the stimulation of NK cell activity. NK cells are the Natural Killer cells. These are your first line of defense against viruses and cancer. Below are the results from one independent study showing the percent rise in NK Cell Activity over the Baseline.
Percent (%) Rise in
NK Cell Activity Over Baseline
4Life Transfer Factor Plus™
4Life Transfer Factor™
IP6 (highest of group previously tested)
Plant Polysaccharide Formula
Phytonutrient Formula with Garlic
Endocrine System Formula
Aloe Vera Concentrate (acemannan)
Noni (Morinda citrafolia)
In another small study conducted by Dr Rob Robertson, MD of Paducah, KY on patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome, again we found some very significant results that should be examined. Yes, the study was a very small group, but the NK counts they witnessed are very significant.
First of all you should know that if your NK cell activity is below 20%, you are ripe for an acute or chronic illness. People with cancer will usually find their NK cell activity baseline around 5 to 8%. In this study, the mean baseline before the study for these individuals with FM syndrome was 10. At the end of the study in just 21 days, their mean had risen to 26.9%, or more than double. Only one patient did not go over 20% (arrived at 19.5%).
This is an amazing little study considering that their baseline average rose 269% higher than the independent study that you'll find 4Life distributors touting online everywhere.
Transfer Factor Plus™ is a wonderful product. It is Transfer Factor and an admixture of many of the things we've talked about at this site concerning our immune systems. It has a little beta glucan (like from the agaricus mushrooms), it has some IP6, and aloe vera and plant polysaccharides. It is just a very good product that should be used by anyone suffering from anything related to immune dysfunction.
Next, this stuff should be used as a preventative. While studies show a super increase in NK cell activity, with the combination of ingredients, we're going to find significant rises in interferon and interleukin levels, immunoglobulins, and your T-Cells. This is just assumed given all they crammed into this wonderful supplement. And if you take in the morning, wait half an hour and then take some vitamin C, well, you can expect, like we discovered with the ABM Mushroom, a synergistic (increased) response.
To order 4Life Transfer Factor Plus™, you can write to email@example.com or call her at 763.689-9361.
Just a warning: if you purchase this product on line, you are buying from a distributor. There is NO return policy when purchasing from a 4Life distributor. Not that you'll want to return the product, but keep this in mind when purchasing from any multilevel marketing (network marketing) company.
Did You Know?
MSNBC reported on a study that 5 cloves of garlic
a week lowered chances of colon cancer
by 30% and stomach cancer by 50%.
At our Alternative Cancer Therapies, here is what we have for Anvirzel:
Anvirzel is a patented extract from the Nerium Oleander, a common house plant. It is very toxic, the plant, that is, and if you insist on eating it, it will kill you. However, the extract (Anvirzel) has been the twenty year study of a Dr Ozel from Turkey.
Dr Ozel foolishly told everyone that his drug could cure cancer. It is perfectly harmless. There is no known overdose amount. It is as safe as water. But Dr Ozel foolishly, stupidly told the authorities that his drug could cure cancer, and that vanquished your chances getting this substance right now; this substance that is as safe as water.
Dr Merrill Garnett, on the other hand, after creating Poly-MVA, registered it in Mexico as an antioxidant. Poly-MVA can be bought over the counter. Anvirzel can only be gotten by flying down to Honduras and spending a week at a hospital. And then, if you want it, you will pay 10 times it's cost of production (minimum) when Poly-MVA isn't even sold at double its cost. Good move, Dr Ozel.
Anvirzel is a drug of the future (you can't get it presently). It certainly doesn't fall into any categories of present day chemotherapeutic drugs. According to our sources, studies prove it is non toxic. Secondly, studies show it attacks tumors; studies in bladder cancer, breast cancer, and prostate cancer show very very positive results. Thirdly, it seems to boost the patient's immune system (chemotherapy to date has destroyed immune systems on a regular basis). And finally, Anvirzel has a role in uncovering the cancer cells: it seems that cancer cells camouflage themselves and hide from the immune cells. Anvirzel helps the immune system hunt them out, directing the attack on cancer cells.
Anvirzel is made in Texas presently, but is available only in Honduras. You can fly down to Honduras to get a six month supply, costing under $9,000.00. The FDA has approved clinical trials at the Cleveland Cancer Clinic, and a report was expected to be issued in April, 2000. So far, we've heard nothing. But look for changes here or ask for a copy of our online newsletter and you'll be updated. It's free: Yes, send me your newsletter.
Now even though Anvirzel comes from a plant and has no toxicity, it is considered a drug. If passed by the FDA (the gov't agency that runs a protection racket for the pharmaceutical industry), expect an over-the-counter version to be used as a preventative and immune system booster.
Reports that slipped out in late 1999 showed that Anvirzel reversed AIDS, no matter what the phase of the disease, arthritis, psoriasis, hepatitis C, and even diabetes in some cases. Initially, Anvirzel was thought to work only on cancers found early, however, very positive results have been found in people given just weeks to live. To top this all off, Anvirzel seems to be the first cancer remedy to show positive results for leiomyosarcoma, probably the deadliest of cancers. Anvirzel also crosses the blood brain barrier (like Poly-MVA) and gives hope to people with brain tumors.
If given a chance, this could turn the world of medicine upside down: sometimes cancer cannot be controlled or conquered simply because the organs it has attacked are too far gone. Anvirzel reduces pain, allowing the patient to die with dignity at home, with very little, if any, pain medications. We received one story of a patient with advanced pancreatic cancer, who the day before he died, ran a board meeting at his office. He took his first pain medication one hour before dying. He also wrote a letter to Ozelle Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the company that makes Anvirzel, thanking them for the extra time he was given and the quality of his last days.
Sadly, if the medical community wants to bury this new drug, they can. It's October 2001, and nothing so far. No news, is not good news. Drug companies are already trying to buy it out, and probably bury it. Paranoia? Look at the history of Hydrazine Sulfate.
If you are interested in flying down to Honduras and being treated there (you can return home the next day with your supply to be administered by your physician), here is the website: http://www.saludintegral.hn.
The battle goes on. In Mexico, some clinics claim to have access to Anvirzel.
So, do we have an update? Almost. We can tell you this. The powers that be (FDA & AMA) are not going to let this stuff out. They are going to make sure that the manufacturers go broke testing it, that the cost rises so high that it will cost $20,000.00 for a six months supply.
No, we're not sure; just guessing, because this is the way of medicine presently. Your family physician might be the nicest woman/man in the universe with the biggest, kindest heart, but s/he is associated with a system that is very ill, indeed, and based entirely upon making money, rather than healing the sick.
So, the people who discovered Anvirzel have let the formula out. Yes, the process they used was a patented process, but if you were to get yourself a good attorney, you'd be able to tear it apart. You cannot patent a process for making tea. If you want to patent a process for making tea, add a few (hundred) steps to the process and maybe you can slip it through the patent office.
Someone sent us the formula. This is NOT the formula to Anvirzel. It is the original formula to the Oleander Extract Dr Ozelle worked with in Turkey.
The Oleander plant is poisonous.
Go here and read (at your own risk).
So, let's tell you about another poisonous plant that kills viruses and attacks tumors.
Did You Know?
The shoots of the pokeweed are edible. They are used in the Hoxsey formula. The berries and leaves and roots, will, if ingested, kill you.
Pokeweed and other plants with the same sorts of chemicals called RIPs, are being studied heavily around the world. In Africa three trials in HIV-infected patients are underway, while in the US the FDA has just approved Phase IB trials for HIV-infected patients.
The pokeweed contains an antiviral protein (Pokeweed Antiviral Protein/PAP) which is a ribosome inhibitory protein (RIP) isolated from the leaves or seeds. Studies at the Wayne Hughes Institute in Minnesota have shown that the "purified protein exhibits broad antiviral activity against diverse plant and human viruses including influenza virus, herpes simplex virus, poliovirus and HIV-1." [Biotechnology Information Institute]
At Rutgers University, a Dr Nilgun Tumer, a plant pathologist, has begun research into the cytoxic (cancer killing) aspects of these proteins. She's also demonstrated that they are especially useful in battling leukemia.
These RIPs are not new to medicine, at least not to Traditional Oriental Medicine. For centuries a compound from Chinese Cucumbers called Compound Q have been used to fight viral infections and are used today on patients with AIDS though the FDA has not approved its use.
The whole field of toxic plants that help us heal is an amazing study in itself. We have the Mistletoe and Mayapple to name two others. Both have been employed in fighting cancer, but both have not found favor here in the US where the pharmaceutical industry runs the show. Most interesting is the simple fact that like a rattle snake, these plants contain toxins that do not kill themselves, although they are toxic enough to do so.
The RIPs live within the cell walls of the plant and come out only when the plant is attacked by a virus. You see, for a virus to replicate, it must use the proteins within the infected cells. Once a virus goes to work on a pokeweed's cell, the RIPs are released, clip the base of the ribosomes within the cell and halt the production of the proteins that make up the infections virus particles.
Do NOT expect much to come from this research. For one thing, we are years away from making drugs from these phytochemicals. For another thing, most of the medical research in this country is controlled by the Pharmaceutical industry and it seems that this conflict of interest is the rule and not the exception.
It might take five or six more viruses as virulent as HIV or SARS to clear the way for medicine that works, is useful, and perhaps a little less profitable. Let us hope we don't have to go through this to find out.
Did You Know?
A study out of Oxford shows an increase in brain
function after using Essential Fatty Acids:
EPA, GLA, DHA. etc from fish oil and evening primrose oil.
All the children in the study had been
diagnosed with some form of ADD or ADHD.
Colds, Flu, Pneumonia, and SARS
Oh yes, and our Sinus Cure Updated
Now it is time to, once again (in case you missed it) give you our cure for the common cold (flu, pneumonia, and SARS). Again, we focus on the immune system.
Keep in mind that you MUST begin this therapy the moment you are aware that you are coming down with a cold or flu. The earlier, the better since even if you kill the virus, let us say, on the third day of your cold or flu, you could still have symptoms for up to two weeks depending on how much damage the virus already did. Your symptoms are simply your immune system cleaning up: phlegm and puss are dead immune cells. And again, keep in mind, that taking over the counter medications will relieve symptoms, but since your symptoms are from your immune system cleaning up, your cold will last longer because suppressing symptoms means you are suppressing your immune system (not recommended!).
Sinus Headache Cure Update
First, let us tell you about our cure for sinus headaches. We have perfected our formula, tested it on some really intense sinus headaches, and I have finally found relief for my sinuses (and a friend has found relief for hers).
You are going to need a bottle made for misting into your nose. Thus you might just want to purchase a bottle of 4Way Saline Moisturizing Mist. Just make sure that the bottle squirts and mists. If you have one around, then you can make this from scratch.
Now please bear with me because I am one of those who never uses a recipe to make something, and I never measure exactly. So, get used to it.
To make a saline solution, you will want to have pure water (filtered or distilled, but at least boiled) and some Celtic Sea Salt. Why Celtic Sea Salt? Because it is the best, most natural salt in the universe and full of minerals (taken up the nose, they're still good). You will note that when you buy saline solution they've added preservatives and antibacterial agents. We do not have to worry about that, for the things we are going to add are antibacterial. See the original article on Celtic Sea Salt.
What you will need: saline solution, colloidal silver, therapeutic-grade eucalyptus oil, and grapefruit seed extract.
The formula for saline solution is approximately one heaping teaspoon to a liter of water. This makes it quite easy to make smaller amounts (you can store this in your fridge): a heaping half teaspoon to half a liter; a heaping quarter teaspoon to a quarter liter of water; etc. Since you are going to add some colloidal silver, you can add just a dash more of salt to your saline solution.
You now need to measure out two tablespoons of your saline solution (to get them into your misting bottle, simply squeeze the bottle slowly upright, then turn over and place the tip into the liquid and "unsqueeze" allowing the bottle to suck up the liquid.
Once you have an ounce (three tablespoons) of liquid in your misting bottle, you shake and squirt out (into a bottle cap or a tablespoon) half a tablespoon of the liquid and toss that out. Replace it with the same amount of colloidal silver. Into this you will add two to three drops of eucalyptus oil (be very careful, this and the grapefruit seed extract are potent!) and one to two drops of grapefruit seed extract. The reason for two to three instead of us telling you three, is that you might be sensitive to this stuff, so exercise caution and test, test, test. You might want to make a weak solution and then increase. Some could easily take four drops of Eucalyptus and three drops of grapefruit seed extract.
Now do the reverse squeeze and suck the mixture up, then squeeze it out then suck it up. The reason for this is you have water and oils and they do not mix. Therefore you will want to keep doing this so as to get all the oils into the bottle. Then, when you are ready to use this solution, be sure to SHAKE WELL because again, water and oils do not mix.
In a future newsletter we will tell you all about Grapefruit Seed Extract. It is a wonderful product.
Colds, Flu, Pneumonia, and SARS
The secret is to catch it early. At first symptoms you will need 15 - 20 Grams of Vitamin C (we like Beyond C and Ester C and mixed bioflavanoids). Do not worry about overdosing in Vitamin C. The worst thing that can happen is diarrhea. Fifteen grams is 15,000 mg. Echinacea is good to have too, along with some agaricus mushrooms and two caps of Transfer Factor Plus™. Take it all. Take three droppersfull of Echinacea (three full squeezes), the vitamin C (in some orange juice), 25,000 IU Vitamin A (see below for an alternative to vitamin pills: carrot juice), your Transfer Factor Plus™, and your mushrooms (you can rehydrate them in warm water, eat them, drink the liquid, or take a tablespoon of the liquid extract, or even 5 or 6 ABM Mushroom capsules, but make sure they've been heat processed). That's it; go take a nap.
This just in: The Agaricus Network is giving away 2 free bottles of ABM Mushroom Capsules; you pay shipping only. This is their SARS prevention kit. Sure, it's a gimmick, but it's your chance to try the mushrooms for practically nothing. Just go here: Free Bottle of ABM.
If you get up feeling sick, now you have to do some work.
First off, you could make some fresh carrot juice and add some superfoods (we've talked about these before: spirulina, chlorella, rice bran, Enerprime™, or Dr Schulze's Superfoods). This is a great way to get what you need and the beta carotene in your carrot juice goes to work instantly. Beta Carotene is safer than maintaining high dosages of vitamin A, although don't let the FDA fool you, few people die from overdoses of vitamin A than they would have you believe. You might also consider taking Phycotene (write to firstname.lastname@example.org for this).
If you get up feeling sick AFTER doing all of the above, now you've got your work cut out for you. Your immune system was not in very good shape to begin with and now you have to really get busy and get serious. Tomorrow you are going to have to increase your vitamin C. If you took 15 Grams (15,000mg), then add 5 Grams (5,000mg) more. If you took 20 Grams, take 25. Because you are sick, this is no time to play it safe with vitamin C. You need to take bioflavanoids with your vitamin C. Bioflavanoids, copper, cayenne, and even L-lysine can help your vitamin C work even better. Also, vitamin C helps your ABM mushrooms work better (in fact, vitamin C is necessary!), and we can easily assume that it helps Transfer Factor Plus™ work even better (though we don't know this).
Monitor your temperature. Send someone to the store for some Raspberry Leaf Tea and even some Slippery Elm Tea (if they have it--if not, get some slippery elm bark and we'll make a tea). If your temp is up, help it along. DO NOT TAKE TYLENOL to lower your fever. The fever is helping you. In "Natural Medicine" we NEVER artificially lower our temperature. It is trying to save your life. Taking Tylenol to lower your fever, is like coming home, finding a burglar, calling the cops, then locking the door so they cannot get in. You wouldn't do that so don't lower your temperature by taking Tylenol.
Get a heater into your bathroom and turn it up full blast. We're going to do a low-temp sauna and help your fever along. Make up some Raspberry Leaf Tea and steep it for five minutes. Or, if you have a sore throat or a cough, you might want to make a tea with Slippery Elm bark.
If you found a tea preparation, go ahead and use it as is. If not, trim the bark into thin, tiny pieces, and toss an ounce or more into a pint of boiling water (removing it from the stove as you add the bark. Put a pinch of cayenne into the "infusion" and add a slice of lemon and some stevia or honey for sweetness. Let it sit about half an hour and then drink small amounts all day long.
Back to your low-temp sauna: fill the tub with hot water. Hot enough to take it. Sit in there and drink hot tea. The raspberry leaf tea is a great detox tea, and is great for nearly whatever ails you. You can get out of the tub and sit on the edge with a towel. The temperature in the room should be around 100 degrees. More is not necessary. Keep hydrated. Do not stop drinking. You'll be sweating and you need to replace this. If your head starts to pound too much, make some White Willow Bark tea. Drink all teas nice and hot. We're helping this fever. Do not drink cold drinks.
Increase your mushrooms and your Transfer Factor Plus™. Take two TFP in the morning, two at noon, and two at night. We're battling a bug here. Same with the mushrooms. Three times a day. And then with the Echinacea. For one week take three droppers full, three times a day. Then stop. You don't want to keep the key turned when your car starts. Same here. This is to kick in your immune function. So, stop it for a week, and if you're still a little sick after a week off, try it again. Also, time to add some garlic to your regimen.
This is it. Keep on a liquid diet. Homemade organic chicken soup is a wonderful addition, as when your body is under a viral attack, bacteria can slip in and organic chicken soup has a natural antibiotic. Additionally, with your chicken soup, you can add some garlic. How much garlic do I use? I grind up 7 cloves of garlic and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then I add ALL of it to one large bowl of soup. Then I heavily add cayenne. Yes, it's hot. It's very hot and it's very healing. And go ahead and add some Celtic Sea Salt. Celtic Sea Salt is so darn good for you, you really can't overdose on it.
Once we get our Water Extract of Oleander tested, you can add this to your daily regimen as a preventative or increase dosage for colds, flu, etc.
This is it. This is your regimen. Do this daily and you'll be ok. Whether it's a cold, flu, pneumonia or SARS, this is a great regimen. However, FIND YOURSELF A HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL TO MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS. Never go it alone. Personally, I use a naturopath (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and if needed a homeopath. If you have access to a homeopath, keep in mind what you've learned here: for the Spanish Flu, those treated with homeopathy had a much lower mortality rate than those treated by conventional (allopathic) medicine. If your pneumonia is bacterial, yes, you might need antibiotics. Just don't fall into the habit of going for the big guns right away. Do your best, monitor your progress, and use the big guns only if you need them.
If you cannot find a Naturopath or Homeopath in your area (or a physician who works with nutrition), just click here and read how we can help you: Find me a Practitioner.
An Ounce of Prevention
You hear so much today. Someone tells you to take Coral Calcium, other say avoid second hand smoke. The answers are much simpler than you would suggest. The basics are our building blocks, building blocks to our immune system.
Do not smoke, drink heavily, or worry excessively. Get off your butt. Visit friends. Go for a walk. Feel good.
Eat healthy with just a few rules: the fewer hands to touch your food, the healthier the food. Eat lots of veggies. Get your omega-3 EFAs, whether in fish, or a capsule, or in Omegasentials. Eat as much raw, organic food as possible.
And love. Always allow love into your life.
If you have a compromised immune system (you're on chemotherapy, have an immune disorder), then you're going to have to take up a Michael Jackson lifestyle. Stay home. If you must go out, wear gloves and a face mask. Wash your hands often with a good soap.
For the rest of us, we need only eat healthy, get the bulk of our vitamins and minerals from our food, do a little preventative program (mushrooms, or Transfer Factor Plus™, or IP-6 or Aloe Vera. Drink clean water. And love yourself.
Next newsletter we'll give you a short meditation for your immune system; one you can do before you get out of bed or to help you drift off to sleep.
The Safe Vaccine of the Future
The problem today with vaccines is that they can kill the person they are supposed to help. Vaccines normally contain the bug they want your body to fight off. The bug is supposed to be dead. However, as we discovered during the fifties, the Salk vaccine against polio had a "dead" polio virus, but years later we found out that there were some 200 live viruses in this same vaccine. We've mentioned this in previous newsletters, a large number of people showing up in cancer clinics have a virus that was found in a common vaccine.
The Proteosome vaccine does not contain a virus, dead or alive. A Proteosome is a collection of three sticky fat molecules. These molecules are harmless, though they come from bacteria. They are, in fact, from bacteria fat. Now, I cannot explain how bacteria get fat. I've always assumed that most bacteria are busy exercising all the time, but who knew they had a roll of fat about them.
The fat is then marked with the signature of the virus or bacteria we want to inoculate against. Again, this signature is harmless. The fat is harmless. The signature is a protein particle.
The Proteosome vaccine is administered in a nasal spray. Our immune system recognizes particles of a proteins more efficiently than the entire soluble protein. First to recognize these proteins are the ligand-binding antigen presenting cells (APCs). This stimulates an immune response and begins to activate B Cell proliferation and secretion. Our B Cells are the cells that "build immunity" meaning that once stimulated, they never forget what stimulated them. B cells then, in a cascading effect, present the antigen to T cells while the stimulated B cells differentiate and mature into cells that produce antibodies to the "signature" we started with. The antibodies circulate in the blood and appear in mucous membrane surfaces where they will neutralize invaders. The activation of T Cells is an added benefit, as many molecules do not stimulate them. So you have the B Cells and the Proteosome both stimulating them to help out in the attack.
The great news is: Proteosome vaccines have been tested successfully against "plague pneumonia."
The spooky news is: Proteosome vaccines are being tested and developed by the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command (USAMRMC).
I hope I'm not being too paranoid, however I still remember back to the 17 shots our Desert Storm troops received and the subsequent Desert Storm Syndrome. Then there's the fact that our government has yet to tell us (or our troops) what was in those 17 shots. So, not only their willingness to experiment on our troops and their unwillingness to come forth with the facts tends to put me off a bit.
As our president once tried to say, "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."
We are all touched by it...
For years we've asked for someone to come along and help us write this article. We got many responses, but no follow up. After we decided to just go ahead and write the article, we discovered that one symptom of codependency is the inability to follow up because of overextending oneself. Hmmmm.
So, we did it. Here is a link to the article which will be permanently at our site: Codependency. And here are some stories, or vignettes, people have sent us: Vignettes. Please, feel free to contribute. We promise to keep it all anonymous.
Wellness News of the Weird
Coffee and alcohol cocktail could cut stroke damage
A coffee and alcohol cocktail that could prevent brain damage caused by strokes has passed its first patient test.
Researchers carried out a small pilot trial which showed that the experimental treatment is safe.
The success paves the way for larger patient trials which it is hoped will repeat the results seen in animals.
Previous work has demonstrated that caffeinol - a combination of caffeine and ethanol - can reduce the amount of brain damage that occurs after a stroke.
A study in rats showed that damage was reduced by 80% when caffeinol was administered within three hours of an artery supplying blood to the brain being blocked.
The drug, which is injected into the blood stream, not drunk, delivers the potency of two cups of strong coffee and an alcoholic drink.
Professor James Grotta and a team from the University of Texas in Houston, USA, gave caffeinol to a small group of 23 stroke patients with an average age of 71.
He said: "Our goal was to see if we could safely achieve the same blood levels of caffeinol that we achieved in our animal studies.
"We discovered that we could use even lower doses than we used in the animal studies and achieve the blood levels that were neuroprotective in animals."
Caffeinol could also be safely administered to patients receiving a clot-busting treatment, tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Eight patients were given both caffeinol and tPA. One patient with a very severe stroke suffered a brain haemorrhage, but this was not related to caffeinol.
The findings were reported today in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Story filed: 22:34 Thursday 10th April 2003
HRT patches helping men with prostate cancer
Hormone replacement patches normally used by menopausal women have proved an effective treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer.
HRT led to a regression of disease in 20 patients and improved their quality of life, said researchers who carried out a preliminary study in London.
Prostate cancer is fuelled by the male hormone testosterone. When the disease spreads doctors try to hold it back by reducing the impact of the hormone.
Hormonal drugs are used to cut production of testosterone or block its effect, and as a last resort the testicles are removed.
But these treatments have significant side effects, including hot flushes, impotence, oesteoporosis, anaemia and breast growth.
Oestrogen pills can also reduce testosterone levels but are too dangerous to use because of the risk of blood clotting.
Doctors at Hammersmith Hospital and Imperial College found that within three weeks HRT patches reduced testosterone levels in the men to a point normally achieved by castration.
Blood flow was good and bone density significantly stabilised or increased.
Symptoms of the "andropause" - the male equivalent of the female menopause - were prevented, and quality of life generally improved.
Prostate cancer generally affects men in their sixties or seventies, but doctors are seeing increasing numbers of middle-aged patients. It is the second most common cancer in men, with 24,700 people diagnosed each year in the UK. Of these, about half will die from the disease.
Story filed: 11:01 Wednesday 9th April 2003
Chernobyl radiation makes worms turn on sex
Worms caught in the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl have found a new sexual preference - for each other, rather than themselves.
According to scientists, they may have changed their behaviour to increase their chances of survival.
The sexual switch is said to be one of the first direct examples of the way wildlife is influenced by radioactive pollution.
Scientists made the discovery while studying the long term impact of the nuclear plant explosion at Chernobyl, Ukraine, 17 years ago.
Researchers Gennady Polikarpov and Victoria Tsytsugina, from the Institute of Biology of the Southern Seas in Sevastopol, compared the behaviour of aquatic worms living in two lakes.
The lakes, one near Chernobyl and the other 20 kilometres away, had similar temperatures and chemical composition. But worms in the Chernobyl lake had received 20 times as much radiation as those in the other lake.
The researchers found that two species of Chernobyl worms had changed from asexual to sexual reproduction. Instead of having sex on their own, they started seeking partners.
In the unaffected lake, just 5% of the species Nais pardalis reproduced sexually - but in the Chernobyl lake 22% sought sex with each other. The proportions of the species Nais pseudobtusa doing the same were 10% and 23% respectively.
However, a third species, Dero obtusa, showed double the rate of asexual reproduction in the polluted lake.
New Scientist said: "Polikarpov thinks the worms have switched to sexual reproduction to protect themselves from the radiation. Sexual reproduction allows natural selection to promote genes that offer better protection from radiation damage."
Story filed: 06:42 Thursday 10th April 2003
Doctors' leaders warn against sunbed use
Medics are warning people should not use sunbeds more than 20 times a year because of the potential health risks associated with them.
The British Medical Association is calling on the Government to regulate sunbed use after research showed some people have more than 100 sessions in a year.
The British Photodermatology Group recommends that sunbeds are not used at all.
But if they are used this should be limited to no more than two courses a year, of no more than 10 sessions each.
The report by the BMA's Board of Science and Education states that the Government does not recommend the use of sunbeds.
However, it also points out there is no training or regulation linked with their use.
Dr Vivienne Nathanson, head of science and ethics, said: "We really need a public health campaign to educate people about the dangers of sunbeds and also myths about tanning.
"A suntan is not a sign of good health - a tan even when there is no burning always means that the skin has been damaged.
"It is ironic, people use sunbeds because they think they'll look better and yet they will probably end up looking old prematurely and possibly getting skin cancer."
The BMA said potential health risks linked with sunbed use include certain types of skin cancer and premature ageing. In addition it said there was increasing evidence that sunbeds can suppress the immune system.
Story filed: 07:03 Friday 11th April 2003
Pensioner gives birth to boy
A 65-year-old Indian woman is believed to have become the world's oldest ever to give birth.
Satyabhama Mahapatra gave birth to a boy, her first child, by caesarean section in Raipur, in northern India.
Hospital authorities had reportedly discouraged Satyabhama and her husband from having a baby at such an advanced age.
But the couple insisted on going ahead with the pregnancy using an embryo from Satyabhama's 26-year-old niece.
A spokeswoman for the Guinness Book of Records says if evidence of the birth is provided, Satyabhama will be the world's oldest mother.
The current record is jointly held - by a woman in southern California and another in Italy. Both were 63-years-old when they gave birth.
Dr Suresh Kumar Agarwal, who heads the hospital said: "Both the mother and the baby are well."
Satyabhama Mahapatra told The Times of India: "At long last, happiness has come into my life.''
Story filed: 11:04 Wednesday 9th April 2003
I am grateful that the action in Iraq is winding down.
I am saddened that it ever had to start in the first place.
I am grateful our losses were kept to a minimum.
I am saddened by the tears of those who lost loved ones.
I am grateful that our soldiers acquit themselves bravely, proudly, and honorably.
I am saddened that some will feel the effects of their actions for a long, long time.
I am grateful that civilian losses were kept to a minimum.
I am saddened that hundreds died and thousands were injured.
I am grateful that we live in a country that allows us to disagree.
I am saddened that disagreements have lead to bad blood between brothers and sisters.
I am grateful that we believe in liberty and justice.
I am saddened that there is not liberty and justice for all.
I am grateful for the high ideals upon which this country was founded.
I am saddened that many of these ideals are given only lip service.
I am hopeful.
I am hopeful because we have tomorrow.
I am worried that what we've begun can backfire on us.
I am hopeful because we Americans have big, warm hearts.
I am hopeful because...
because... there is still time to change, and grow, and turn our ideals into reality.
I am hopeful because change rests in the hands of the common person who will some day
realize that change is possible only if we take advantage of the
one thing our forefathers gave us to ensure change,
to ensure democracy:
To Those With Family or Friends In Iraq
Know that your loved ones are safe. They are doing what they have been trained to do. They are keeping an eye out for their fellow soldiers. They are forming trusts and bonds that will never be found in civilian life. They are doing what soldiers do.
You at home are living under more stress then they are, simply worrying about them. Know that they are under less stress than you are. Know that they are safer right now than if they were driving on our nation's highways. Be proud of them for their bravery and dedication. And know that even those of us against the war, are just as proud of them, and want to see them come home soon.
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How we view ourselves and how the world views us...are two very different points of view. The following are some interesting links to see perhaps a glimmer of what the rest of the world sees.
George's Little Antics
A War Crime Or an Act of War?
Sweden Offers Free-speech Refuge To U.S. Officials
US Companies Quietly Caught Trading with the Enemy
U.S. Iraq Policy for Dummies
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While our leaders claim to support our troops out one side of their faces, out the other side they're trying to cut the Veteran's Administration's budget by 25 Billion over the next ten years. You might wish go call or write your senator or representative. http://www.webslingerz.com/jhoffman/congress-email.html
Laughter - The Best Medicine
I must leave you with something a little less depressing than that last section. Besides, laughter increases your immunoglobulins, your T-Cell counts, and interleukins. So....let's get with it.
Wellness Quotation of the Month
you're killed, you've lost a very important part of your life."
A new pastor moved into town and went out one Saturday to visit his parishioners. All went well until he came to one house. It was obvious that someone was home, but no one came to the door even after he had knocked several times. Finally, he took out his card, wrote on the back "Revelation 3:20" and stuck it in the door. (Revelation 3:20 reads: "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If any man hear my voice, and opens the door, I will come in to him, and will dine with him, and he will with me.")
The next day, as he was counting the offering he found his card in the collection plate. Below his message was a notation "Genesis 3:10" ("And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked.")
A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to 'honor thy father and thy mother' she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy answered, "Thou shalt not kill."
Once upon a time, there was a female brain cell which, by mistake, happened to end up in a man's head. She looked around nervously, but it was all empty and quiet. "Hello?" she cried... but no answer. "Is there anyone here?" She cried a little louder, but still no answer....Now the female brain cell started to feel alone and scared and yelled: "HELLO, IS THERE ANYONE HERE?"
Then she heard a voice from far, far, away..."Hellooo - we're all down here...."
Poland announced it has sent troops to the Gulf to help the coalition forces. Mexico has no idea what to do with them.
Notice to People Who Visit My Home
1. The dog lives here...you don't.
2. If you don't want dog hair on your clothes, stay off the furniture.
3. Yes, he has some disgusting habits. So do I and so do you. What's your point?
4. OF COURSE he smells like a dog.
5. It's his nature to try to sniff your crotch. Please feel free to sniff his.
6. I like him a lot better than I like most people.
7. To you he's a dog. To me he's an adopted son, who is short, hairy, walks on all fours, doesn't speak clearly, and hates cats. I have no problem with any of these things.
8. Dogs are better than kids: they eat less, don't ask for money all the time, are easier to train, usually come when called, never drive your car, don't hang out with drug using friends, don't smoke or drink, don't worry about whether they have the latest fashions, don't wear your clothes, don't need a gazillion dollars for college, and if they accidentally get pregnant......you can sell the pups.
P.S. We have pups for sale.
Here are two pix of Mom: http://hometown.aol.com/ahzoov/mfris002.jpg & http://members.aol.com/ahzoov/mi005.jpg
A long time ago, Britain and France were at war. During one
battle, the French captured an English major. Taking the major to their
headquarters, the French general began to question him.
The French general asked, "Why do you English officers all wear red coats? Don't you know the red material makes you easier targets for us to shoot at?"
In his bland English way, the major informed the general that the reason English officers wear red coats is so that if they are shot, the blood won't show and the men they are leading won't panic.
And that is why from that day to now all French Army officers wear brown pants.
To lose weight, get a dog and walk it
From the NORTHWEST FLORIDA Daily News comes this
story of a Crestview couple who drove their car to Wal-Mart, only to have their
car break down in the parking lot. The man told his wife to carry on with the
shopping while he fixed the car in the lot. The wife returned later to see a
small group of people near the car. On closer inspection, she saw a pair of male
legs protruding from under the chassis.
Although the man was in shorts, his lack of underpants turned private parts into glaringly public ones. Unable to stand the embarrassment, she dutifully stepped forward, quickly put her hand UP his shorts, and tucked everything back into place. On regaining her feet, she looked across the hood and found herself staring at her husband who was standing idly by.
The mechanic, however, had to have three stitches in his forehead.
To the question: What are the highest costs incurred by the Pharmaceutical Industry?
The answer is, c. Information (development and distribution). Now this does not just cover advertising. There are many routes used to get their "propaganda" out to the public, especially by influencing physicians. Young physicians and medical students get a ton of freebies from the Pharmaceutical Industry, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. It has recently been discovered that articles in leading medical journals (JAMA, NEJM, etc) are not written by the physician listed, but by ghost writers. The ghost writers are hired by the drug companies and have a specific format to follow. The writer makes a good living and the doctor allowing his name to be used makes a good living. Everyone makes a good living, except the poor schlunk patient who thinks this medicine will actually help. If you are among the 100,000 who die yearly or the estimated 300,000 to half a million who suffer debilitating side effects from pharmaceuticals, you know already you're not being helped. And that is why people like us do what we do here at the International Wellness Directory.
Thanx to Janet for proofing this and all my stuff.
Meet Amadeo; he's less than 24 hours old in this picture. A Peruvian Paso.