Happy Holidays  

We had to get this out before the holidays for many reasons, but the main reason being the American soldiers who can use some Holiday mail. Please check out the list below: Soldiers in Iraq.

Our Thanks

I want to thank all the people who’ve been sending us donations. You really helped pay the bills this past month. I was in shock at the generosity of a handful of people, and I just want you to know how much you have helped make a difference.

For your generosity, this huge newsletter is our Holiday Gift to all of you.

In This Newsletter (hey, it's a block buster!)

We've found some powerful immune boosters that will be better for you than any flu shot, PERIOD.

We've reviewed many new products and they are all in this edition.

Many have asked to see my latest photos, so we're posting them here this issue.

And we've found a painless way to support this site. It's a search engine. Our newsletter gets read by over a quarter million people each year. If all of our readers use this search engine just a couple of times, we'll be in the black very quickly.

Simply go to www.goodsearch.com and where it says:

Who do You GoodSearch for? 

you can fill in International Wellness Directory. Or you can read more about this here: How to Help us using GoodSearch. With a quarter million hits to our newsletter, if every time a person opened our newsletter went to GoodSearch and made a search in our name, we'd be out of debt in a no time.

This newsletter came out awfully fast, so if you didn't get a chance to read the most important articles of our last newsletter, here they are again:

UV Light - Introduction

UV Light - Versus Chlorination

UV Light - Photoluminescence Therapy

New Product Name

As we told you in our previous newsletter, we will be selling a new probiotic product for your drains. The good bacteria, cleans the gunk off your drains; the only waste product is water.

We put out a call for names and Marilyn from the state of Washington took the prize with: Gobble de Goo.

NOW we need a graphic artist. We'd love to see the letters of Gobble de Goo in bright yellow, with the first G gobbling (much like Pac Man, but he's owned.)

Any takers? You'll get a bottle of Gobble de Goo ( a year's supply) the moment we start selling it. Just send me a note: Gobble de Goo Artist.

2006 Elections

All the volunteers here want to thank the American public for getting out to vote. The results of your actions are truly historical. More incumbents were sent home because of this election than any other in our history.

We've taken back our government, now it is time to take back our country.

And, NO, I am NOT for impeachment. There is just too much work to get done. We have to fix the voting system so that every vote is counted and there are no doubts about the outcome of any election. There is much to do, and the Republicans are enormously relieved that they did not outlaw the filibuster.

We must end corruption, tip the scales back to the side of the most important class in our history, the middle class, and raise the minimum wage.

Oh yes, and stop spending money we don't have.

Oversight: what a wonderful concept.

One more thing: health freedom will always be under attack from both the right and left. We would like to think that the left would be for the individual but sadly many on the left still promote policies that take away individual rights and support a failing and corrupt medical system. Sadly, many on the left think that our medicine is science run, when in fact, it is run by money and our science is the science of the highest bidder. If you want to understand how our medical system has become the monolithic monopoly it is today and how the FDA, AMA, and drug interests all hopped in bed, read this: Health Care for Dummies, or How the Rich Got Richer While the Sick Got Sicker.

Our Next Newsletter

Because I get a lot of letters asking me about my photography and the programs I use, we are going to review for you a good number of software programs (for the PC) that I’ve been testing and reviewing. There are some great programs out there. After that, since I use a lot of DVD programs on which I put many slide shows, I’ll review for you some DVD editing programs.


Many feel that it was a miraculous, accidental discovery.


In Cedar Rapids Iowa, a quite Midwestern town where all the children have wide smiles and grandmas still rock on their porches at sundown, there’s a factory that makes supplements for livestock.

I’ve heard it said that if we raised our livestock using the same medicine we use on our human population, a good steak could run $250.00.

The animal supplement industry keeps our livestock (and our recreational horses) healthy by producing feed additives that keep immune systems, digestive systems, and cardiovascular systems healthy and balanced.

Ask anyone at the Diamond V® Mills in Cedar Rapids, and they will tell you that there’s no magic to making supplements; it’s pure science. They test and retest their products to make sure that they are the best they can possibly make.

The Diamond V® is a good company to work for. The pay is decent and all employees get health benefits. If you have a company that pays health benefits, then you will eventually be dealing with insurance adjusters.

It was the insurance adjusters who first noticed it.

The workers who worked in the factory and who came in contact with the fermented yeast products weren’t getting sick, while management took sick leave at rates that were in line with the national average.

In fact, while 2004 annual insurance premiums increased an average of 11.2 percent nationally, this company's 2004 premiums didn't increase at all. [Chris Meletis, ND, http://www.naturodoc.com/library/cancer/epicor.htm]

Something was going on, and since the company based its practices on scientific investigation, management commissioned a research group to find out what was going on.

Long story short, blood tests of those who worked with the fermented yeast products showed the following:

  1. an increase in Immunoglobulins (sIgA) that stand as guards to our “entryways” laying down the first line of protection, not allowing pathogens to enter;
  2. an increase in CD4 counts, coordinating T and B cells on a second line of defense;
  3. an increase in NK (Natural Killer) Cell activity.

Interviews showed even more, with workers boasting of wonderful health and great attitudes. One person who had been diagnosed with an eye disorder that would eventually leave him blind felt that he was saved from the prognosis by his luck at working for Diamond V®  Mills. You can view a short film about him and the company and their latest venture into the human supplement industry at this link: The Miracle Pill.

The process to create their fermented yeast product is not patented, but it is a trade secret that no competitor has yet to copy. An analysis of the product by investigators came up with even more startling details.

Squaline was found. Squaline comes mainly from shark liver but is also found in a handful of plants. Squaline is a precursor to steroids. Squaline makes a wonderful skin moisturizer, but we found at PDR Health: “Animal work suggests that indications could one day emerge for squalene in the prevention and treatment of some cancers, for immune enhancement and possibly for lowering cholesterol.” [http://pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/squ_0240.shtml]

Phenolics and phytosterols were also found. These are both antioxidants; phenolics are the antioxidant that is found in wine. Phytosterols are plant sterols, which are suspected to have some effect in cancer prevention. As we discovered in the product Cell Forte with IP-6, plant sterols modulate the immune response and have been successful in treating autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Phytosterols have also been shown to positively affect allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma.

If you drink green tea you are familiar with Catechins, which were also found in EpiCor. Catechins belong to the flavan-3-ol class of flavonoids and have antioxidant properties. The health benefits of green tea are attributed to the Catechins,

One final chemical found was Resveratrol , which is part of our Alternative Cancer Therapies. Resveratrol inhibits the body's production of the COX (cycoloxygenase) enzyme which stimulates tumor growth and suppresses the immune system. Resveratrol is very important in preventing cancer and supporting the immune system.

The product was next tested for stability and toxicity. It passed with flying colors. It was found to be extremely stable at temperatures above room temp for 22 months. Toxicity studies on mice showed it to be perfectly safe. Before human studies were conducted, they did another study that showed that it does not interfere with drug metabolism (hence it can be used with “most” prescriptions).

With all this going for their product, they created a concentrated pill form for human studies and, if those successful, to market. It is called EpiCor.

EpiCor is now considered GRAS, by the FDA, or Generally Recognized As Safe. The company created to make and market EpiCor is called Embria Health Sciences. It’s parent company is still Diamond V® Mills. They have spent well over a million dollars on Research & Development and the money was well spent.

Researchers, according to Chris Meletis, ND, made some valuable discoveries concerning EpiCor. For one thing, EpiCor seems to influence “calcium signaling.”

As we all know, the human body has some remarkably complex systems. One thing that is certain in these systems is that they all work together for balance of the entire being.  Calcium signaling is one very crucial part of the many inter cellular processes that if inhibited can result in diseases ranging from “abnormal cell proliferation,” such as cancer, and early cell death, such as occurs in premature aging.

Researchers also learned that EpiCor is an anti-inflammatory, an immunomodulator (which brings up a depressed immune system, or brings down an over expressive immune system as in autoimmune diseases), and a regulator of the lifetime of cells, from their beginning to their end.

It was during the human studies that they found they could tell by the blood samples alone who worked in the factory and who worked in management, 100% of the time. One research, according to Chris Meletis, ND, after reviewing the results said, “I've never seen anything like these results before. These people seem virtually immune from contracting almost anything.” The subjects using EpiCor had higher levels of glutathione and red blood cells, and lower C reactive protein (CRP) and Interleukin 6 (IL-6), which meant they had no signs of chronic inflammation. (See our article Chronic Inflammation.)

We told you already that initial blood tests of the factory workers showed and increase in immunoglobulin A, but the human studies discovered that the increase could go as high as 60%. Not only were CD4s raised, but if needed, they found CD8s, the suppressor T-Cells would rise, proving the immunomodulating effects of EpiCor. As for the NK Cell activity, the human studies showed a nearly 4 fold increase. These numbers are unprecedented. No wonder there has been such hype over EpiCor.

EpiCor is a preventive. If you have a cold, it won’t end it overnight. But the odds are, if you’re taking it, you won’t get that cold. Researchers believe that EpiCor is a more powerful antioxidant than blueberries, that it will protect against most known infections, reduce inflammation, fight off Candida, and support the growth of probiotics in the intestinal tract.

At the time of this writing, only a few published studies exist. Many will be forthcoming in the near future. And you can bet we’ll add EpiCor to our paper on How To Beat the Cold and Flu Season.

Bye Bye Buy Dot Com
We've pulled all their ads from our site.


When we receive complaints, we listen. It seems that some of our readers who have bought from one of the sites supporting us thru an affiliate program has not lived up to their promises. Ironically, I've discovered the same thing, and after a recent experience with them, followed by two letters from readers complaining about this same company, we have dropped them from our web site and sent them the following letter:

To Whom It May Concern:

Our organization has been an affiliate of yours for at least eight years. However, your sales practices are less than ethical and we are dropping you as of today.

Every time we’ve purchased from your organization, we’ve had troubles getting our rebates. Every time.

We’ve received complaints from our readers. They too can’t get their rebates.

We recently made a purchase from you of 4 external hard drives for backing up our computer. They were sold with a rebate. However, it was not until AFTER the purchase that we found out the rebate was good for “one per family.” Before purchasing we read everything on your site about the rebate looking for a limit and we found none.

This is fraudulent; equivalent to “bait and switch.” We have documented the entire experience and it should be passed onto our State Attorney General’s office, but I’m not in the mood to jump through hoops.

Additionally, we were notified that we did not qualify for the rebate because the barcode that we sent them was the wrong barcode (it belonged to a different product). The really interesting point here is that we took ALL 4 BARCODES from ALL 4 DISK DRIVES and included them. All 4 were incorrect? We returned the entire purchase.

Your company’s ethics are less than honorable. We will apologize to our readers for advertising for you, publish this letter for them to read, and end our connection to your organization refusing to purchase from you ever again.


David Bonello

Our promise to our readers is very simple. We bring you the best, unbiased wellness information. Any company associated with us had better live up to the standards we've established, or say "bye."

Accidental discoveries must be the theme of this newsletter.


I have another story for you.

Tom was a fisherman living on the northern Pacific Ocean in British Columbia, Canada. At one point in his life, he decided to grow shell fish. He invested his savings and built himself a shellfish farm where instead of feeding them the standard shellfish feed other farms fed theirs, he sunk a pipeline some 80 feet below the water’s surface and invented his own “extraction” technique to begin growing his own plankton. The plankton was a specific type of phytoplankton called Spring Bloom. He built up his farm to produce enough plankton, 365 days each year, to feed his shellfish with a surplus left over to recycle it back into the ocean, which has had the blessed side effect of rebuilding the reef beneath their farm, drawing in Sea Otters, Bald Eagles, and new fish and sea life.

A second unexpected effect of his home grown phytoplankton was in the size of his shellfish. They were immense compared to his competition. The local environment was blooming, animals were repopulating, and his gigantic shellfish were thriving, what could possibly go wrong?

How about Mesothelioma?

Tom was told he had a few months to live. The usual cycle each cancer patient experiences set in and Tom was filled with anger, fear, depression, denial, and acceptance.

One day, while contemplating the remarkable size of his clams, two to three times the size of his competition, he stuck his fingers into the plankton and licked them clean. Soon he was eating his plankton. It had worked wonders for his clams. He said to himself, “I’m dying anyway so what have I got to lose?”

Tom was an insulin dependent diabetic. Was is the key word there. Today he no longer needs his insulin. Oh, and his cancer seems to have disappeared.

His doctor’s have performed eleven biopsies and every one came out cancer clear.

Tom can’t say positively that the plankton saved his life or that it cured his cancer. His daughter who had a hypoactive thyroid tried the plankton and went from a size 12 dress to a size 8 in four months. She can’t say it was the plankton, but it was the only change in her habits.  

Tom no longer raises shellfish. He now produces phytoplankton for human consumption. It’s called UMAC (Unique Marine Algae Concentrate) CORE, and their web site is: www.umac-core.com.

Phytoplankton is unlike any vitamin, herb, or supplement, or even a food. Phytoplankton is complete primitive nutrition. It’s the bottom of the food chain. It requires no co-factors, because it is complete and balanced. Most vitamins and minerals require cofactors to work their best.

Elements and electrolytes in marine phytoplankton are almost tailor-made for the human body. The amniotic fluid in which every one of us developed resembles sea water.  Much about the human body is like the sea and nourishment from the sea consisting of essential amino acids, more omega 3's than fish oil, vitamin A, iodine, selenium, and a host of vitamins and minerals in their most absorbable and usable form helps to repair our bodies, re-balance our systems, and re-energize everything from the cellular level on up.

Here is a list of everything found in UMAC CORE:

Aspartic Acid
Essential Fatty Acids
Folic Acid
Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA)
Glutamic Acid
Linoleic Acid

Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Nucleic Acids
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega - 6 Fatty Acids
Pantohenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6)
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Substance P
Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Vitamin B12
Vitamin C
Vitamin E

I and a few close friends first tried the product and then passed samples onto people with low energy levels. One person noticed a rapid improvement in energy. He loved everything about the product. Another person, having just miraculously survived an enormous brain hemorrhage and who was still recovering, felt nothing, however, it was a long shot here, and we didn’t really expect stupendous results. She did, however, tell us that her appetite and outlook improved over the time she used it. Another person lost two pounds in the month she was on it and she wasn’t dieting.

Let your food be your medicine, is our guide line here at the International Wellness Directory. And this might just be the perfect food. We are pretty sure that any illness from chronic to acute can benefit from this perfect food.

This is from our Alternative Cancer Therapies.

Our thanks to Gene Excoffon, a reader from Canada. Our section on Germanium was way overdue for a rewrite. I'd gathered some info on it, but what George sent me was just too good not to check out. We need more readers like Gene to help us out. Thanks, Gene!

Germanium therapy is one of the oxygen therapies in that this supplement supposedly fights cancer by making the body's tissues hold more oxygen and boost the immune system through increased macrophage activity with Germanium, which also seems to stimulate interferon production, and is effective against tumors. [Journal of Interferon Research, 1984; 4]

Then reports came out of Japan warning us that germanium therapy damages the kidneys and caused 6 deaths.

After a little more research, we found that in Japan, they use Germanium Dioxide, an inorganic metal oxide that is, as discovered, very damaging to kidneys. As one reader wrote me, the difference between inorganic germanium dioxide and organic germanium sesquioxide is like the difference between cobalt and cobalamine in vitamin B-12.

For our purposes, we are now talking about Organic Germanium Sesquioxide which is non toxic in humans and is sold over the counter (until further notice).

For the best information available, we suggest you read the book Miracle Cure - Organic Germanium by Dr Asai, PhD. It is out of print but is listed online at this link.

Although germanium would be naturally categorized as an oxygen therapy, germanium also stimulates the immune system (is an immunomodulator), protects against radiation and heavy metal poisoning, lowers high blood pressure, relieves pain, and is a powerful antioxidant. 

In her online book, Germanium - The health and life enhancer, Sandra Goodman PhD outlines the following five ways in which germanium affects the immune system:

Additionally recent studies on Germanium show that they possess the power to  take over the hydrogen ion from cancer cells. Losing hydrogen ions can cause depression and even death to cancer cells.

Dr Asai's work, from his book and found in the patent application (Patent # 4279892) showed that germanium definitely showed anti-tumor properties. There have been a few clinical studies using germanium (listed in Dr Goodman's book) but most of the cancer studies have been done on animals. In humans, there have been some good anecdotal reports by Dr Asai, and others who've shown interest in this substance, but there have been no really significant cancer studies using germanium.

The one thing all clinical studies on humans have shown is that germanium improved the quality of life of the patients. Their pain was down and their attitudes were up. And in most studies, metastases were inhibited.

Germanium enriches our body's oxygen supply. This is alkalizing. Additionally it acts as an antioxidant, and this to is alkalizing.

For cancer patients, doses of 500mgs to 1 gram daily are often recommended.

However, the most fascinating feature of germanium is its shape. Organic germanium is a crystal, and crystals contain subtle energies.

Organic Germanium in its solid form is a crystal, and, of course, one of the most fundamental properties of Germanium is its semi-conductor nature, its ability to donate and receive electrons easily. Many of organic Germanium's healing properties may be due to its intrinsic electronic qualities. [ Germanium - The health and life enhancer, Chapter 14]

Miracle Skin
Ron Salley’s Creams & Lotions


We’ve already reviewed Ron Salley’s creams, but of all our favorite products we’ve discovered here, these have yet to take off. Ron Salley should be a multimillionaire by now. However, Ron recently reported back to us that the number of sales created from our write-ups are hardly significant.

Hardly significant? I must be his best customer.  

Because we believe so much in these creams, because we’ve seen what they can do, and because the results are just short of miraculous, we’re going to tell you even more about them.

Every car, boat, plane, home, and first aid kit should have a bottle of Healon PF in it. This is a simple fact. I never go anywhere without a bottle in my car.

In 1977 Ron Salley produced his first moisturizer. His aim was to create a perfectly natural, perfectly harmless, safe, and effective moisturizer. He refused to use any petrochemicals, emulsifying additives, or chemicals that no one can pronounce. In other words, everything he uses is edible (though you will probably not like the taste).  If it shouldn’t go in your body, it shouldn’t go on your body.

Shortly after Ron began marketing his moisturizer, he started getting calls telling him how scars, sores, etc were vanishing. A surprising side effect of his moisturizer was that it had healing properties. This excited Ron and he began a quest to enhance his line with more products for healing.

Today he is constantly re-formulating his creams. I know this because some of the first creams/lotions we initially received from Ron no longer exist.

Ron began his company with research. He studied herbalism and found those herbs he wanted to use, but he felt that most processing methods didn’t result in something he wanted. An alcohol extract still had alcohol in it and he did not want to add that much alcohol to his products because it is very drying, though he does add a little alcohol to his ASC specifically for the drying properties.

Most distillation procedures heated the product so high that they damage the phytochemicals in the original herb. Ron was told there was no way to do what he wanted to do; pull the good stuff out without modifying or damaging the phytochemicals.

In the early nineties, after years of testing, Ron found success.

You will see Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) listed as an ingredient in one of Ron’s creams, but it is not the same Tea Tree Oil you can buy anywhere on the market. Commercial Tea Tree Oil isn't anywhere close to Ron’s Tea Tree Oil. Ron's Tea Tree Oil is distilled in a very low temperature, a very slow process, according to Ron’s specific instructions.

All of Ron’s ingredients are prepared, distilled, or processed using Ron’s own methods, which are slower and costlier than standard methods.

Some have written to me asking why Miracle Skin products are so expensive. This is why:

All of the herbs and oils used in Ron’s products are the highest grade, most expensive; all the phytochemicals have been pulled from the original herbs in a process designed specifically by Ron according to his standards and his research.

You get what you pay for, and this is why Ron’s creams are just short of miraculous.

Healon PF is antibacterial and antiviral. Ron cannot say this. He hasn’t got the billions of dollars required to get FDA approval to say this. However, we have proof; enough proof for ourselves. (Ron keeps bottles of his products on shelves for years and tests then later to discover if they’ve gone bad or have degenerated in any way. His oldest bottle, as of last year’s testing, was seven years old. It was bacteria free and had not degraded in any way.)

We have watched them work on bacterial infections, viral infections, and fungal infections.

Healon PF

I think it is best that we show you the before and after pictures of wounds healed with Healon PF. They are just short of amazing. Doctors using it have not only reported back to Ron on some of the miraculous healings they’ve witnessed, many have started selling it to their clients under their own personal labels.

Here is a letter from one physician (with before and after pictures included):

I hope you have been impressed with the pictures of Richard M that I sent. Richard is a yard worker who had modified a weed eater tool; when he started it, it literally "blew up" in his face. This occurred on May 30, 2005. He cam to my office on June 1, 2005 (see picture #1 [note: we've put both pictures, the before and after, together]) and sought treatment for the burns to his face. He refused referral to a plastic surgeon for treatment and stated that he would only allow me to treat him. I was grateful for his confidence but, at the same time, I was fully aware of the seriousness of his injury. An injury to the nose, with its underlying cartiliginous structures, can, sometimes, provide a poor prognosis; cartilage does not heal well and, in fact, he was facing the possibility of a loss of a body part.

I chose to treat him with the product (Healon PF) by having him apply it twice daily and return to my office in two weeks for follow-up. I informed him that he could return at any time if necessary. He returned to my office three weeks later (the "after" photos) and I was absolutely astounded! He has had no adverse effects from the product and, as you can see, in his eyes, he is quite happy. I spoke with him today and he is overjoyed that the product was available to him. I feel blessed to have the product for my patients. I will continue to use the product and will send other photos of "before and after."

I look forward to working with you in the future and I will make every attempt to convince my peers to give the product a trial in their practices.

Anthony L Hall, MD
Hall Wellness Institute, Inc

Next we have a case of diabetic sores. Normally, most physicians would amputate at this state. Ron has received many testimonials from people who thought they were about to lose their toes or feet, only to have them miraculously healed in just under a month. On the right (click to see the full version) you will see before and after shots of toes that would have routinely been amputated, but after just two weeks are on their way to healing perfectly.

This next set of four shots shows how a wound healed up in just nine days using an early form of Healon. Click on the thumb nail to see the the full sized picture.

This next picture is amazing. A young lady had surgery leaving a terrible scar on her face on the hair line. As you can see, (click on the thumbnail to see the full size) the scar has practically vanished after just 38 days, and hair is growing on the scar.

Plantar Warts

Look up Plantar Wart on the web and you will see that it is caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). The HPV virus has been connected to cervical cancer and venereal warts. Though there is now a vaccine for the HPV, apparently it doesn’t affect the brand that caused Plantar Warts.

If you have a Plantar Wart, you can give it away in the shower or even to people who wear your shoes. It’s a virus. It is transmitted thru contact.

Ron had someone use his Healon PF on a Plantar Wart. In less than two weeks, she reported back to Ron that the wart had gone away. Ron asked me to try this and sure enough, I'd had a friend who has suffered from Plantar Warts on her feet since her teens. For over four decades, she’s had these things on both feet.

I sent her a bottle and told her it’s free as long as she took some before and after pictures. Now we could publish the before and after pictures to show how the wart on one foot disappeared in under two weeks. The pictures show this, but it’s not the whole story, and I’d be guilty of the sin of omission if I just left it at that.

Yes, Healon PF has proven itself to be antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral, but viruses are funny things. When I was in Pre-Med I learned that viruses often change when they are attacked; they change and they adapt. This is what has happened to my friend. The wart ran to a different part of her foot. She applied the cream there and it ran to the top of her foot. Healon PF is chasing the virus all around her foot. Whenever I contact her, the wart has moved somewhere else. Neither Ron nor I have ever heard of this, but we have now, and my friend updates me monthly on where the plantar wart has moved to. However, the really good news is that on one foot, the wart is completely gone.

I’ve personally seen Healon PF work on herpes. Herpes is a virus. I’ve seen it clear up a herpes if used at first sign, and if you don’t catch it at the first sign but still apply Healon PF, the wound heals faster than if just left to itself.

Diabetic Wounds

We announced that we had some free bottles for anyone with diabetic sores. They were snatched up immediately and everyone used them with good results. Did anyone order another bottle? Nope. Every person who got the Healon PF reported back that their diabetic sores healed up in under a month, most of the time in just two weeks.

Nothing else we have ever heard of can do this. Stubborn sores, wounds, black and blue marks are just not a match for Healon PF.

When your sores go away, they go away. It seems that the people who used the bottles didn’t think they needed more (just in case), or for their first aid kits. Once again I was in shock to learn that no one who had used it successfully had ordered another bottle.

Ron feels that one reason he's got no orders is that you use so little that there is still a lot left in the bottle.

There is nothing on the market that heals diabetic wounds better than Healon PF. Wounds that just won’t go away are a breeze for this stuff and just short of miraculous.

Sugar Foot

There is no cream on the planet like Sugar Foot. I have given samples to people who put it on deep, painful cracks in their feet, and overnight, the pain is gone.

Then, do these people order it? Nope. Why order it when the pain is gone?

Sugar Foot is the best moisturizing and healing cream I’ve ever seen. It has been used successfully on heat rash (arm pit heat rash), diaper rash, cracked and dried skin of nurses who wash their hand numerous times in the dead of our dry winters, cracked and dried nipples of nursing mothers, jock itch, athletes foot, and of course dried skin on your feet with deep, painful cracks. The healing begins overnight on deep cracks. The pain is gone by morning. This is just a simple fact. All you have to do is try it. And yes, it’s very expensive because it’s very good. When people have given up; they’re tired of trying everything, sure enough, this stuff works.

The difference between Sugar Foot and Healon PF as far as healing properties go, Healon PF you must SHAKE THOROUGHLY, and it has a sting to it, especially if you put it on tender skin. In the summer I will sometimes get a bit of jock itch because I love to run and play tennis for hours on end and then go somewhere instead of hitting the showers. I have used Healon PF for the fungal infection, and it burns. Sugar Foot does not burn but is a moisturizer. Sugar Foot is not quite as healing as Healon PF, but it still is perfect for those uses we’ve outlined. Healon PF is a powerful healing agent, but not a moisturizer.

Healon PF is great for surgical scars, especially if they are fresh. People report that their scars have practically vanished, as you saw above in the before and after pictures.

Why Are We Focusing on Miracle Skin Products Again?

Good companies go out of business when people do not support them. You can buy some antibiotic cream for 1/20th the cost of Healon PF. But it can’t do 1/1000th the job of Healon PF. You get what you pay for.

I want all my readers who are thinking of supporting us (the International Wellness Directory) monetarily in the near future to, INSTEAD, support Ron Salley this one time. For Christmas this year, put a bottle of Healon PF in your car, in your boat, in your first aid kit, in your bathroom cabinet. Give one to a friend for relative for Christmas (and give them a link to Simply the Best: www.mnwp.org). I keep a bottle in my Deer Stand, because when I'm cleaning a deer, I always manage to slice myself up a bit too (those knives are so darn sharp!)

ASC, Acne Formula, and Psoriasis Formula

The Psoriasis Formula is the only one from Ron that we’ve not seen work yet. We gave away four bottles and all reported a slight improvement, but that was it. Psoriasis is a tough condition to reverse, but research into vitamin D and other things are showing some promise.

Ron’s Acne Formula has its followers. We’ve not heard from anyone who has used it who has not had success. We have thoroughly tested it and so far, teenage acne is a breeze, stubborn acne clears up before you've used half a bottle, and adults on antibiotics for their acne have stopped using their antibiotics, thank God. Nothing on the market compares.

The ASC, Advanced Skin Care, is, in my opinion, the most amazing lotion ever invented. We keep passing it onto people and everyone is amazed. It has worked on Solar Keratosis and non malignant skin cancers. It’s for any problem spot that you want gone.

My own personal experience has been weird. Even after it’s done working, white heads show up and I have to use it again. Many have asked me if perhaps the ASC is causing the whiteheads, that perhaps I’m allergic or sensitive to it. However, I’ve put the cream elsewhere, on different types of skin, and nothing. The spot dries up and peels off. No acne, no whiteheads.

But on my cheek, where my physician said I had a solar keratosis, it has removed the spot, and keeps pulling “crud” out of my cheek. I'm going to keep using it till whatever is coming out stays out for good.

At this writing, I have three new people trying the lotion and I will report back to you.

Ron does not want to sell his ASC. It has to be made up special and should sell for $150.00 per fifteen milliliter bottle. He refuses to let Simply the Best advertise it or mention it. Why? Because he made it specifically for those "things" it is helping to clear up, but can’t mention this in his advertising or on the bottle. Ron just doesn’t want to go to prison for practicing medicine without a license or promising anyone a non malignant skin cancer cure.

We, however, can publish testimonials and we can tell you what we’ve seen it do. However, we can’t sell it if we do so, and in keeping with our policy, we will not sell a wellness or health product we talk about because that would be a conflict of interest. There are far too many web sites selling pure crap after a song and dance telling you how great their crap is.

However, if you want a bottle of ASC, with no guarantees, no promises, and your money back you can write to me. I will contact Ron for a bottle, I will have Simply the Best bill you for the product ($55.00 including shipping), and I will personally put it in the mail to you. You will get an email of consisting of instructions for use, your 30 day money back guarantee, and the ingredients. Beyond that, no one will discuss your skin problem. You can discuss that with your physician. 

Keep Good Companies Alive

Again, good companies are hard to find. There are creams for everything out there and most contain garbage you don’t want on your face. If you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin.

Please keep Ron’s work alive and prospering. Every home can use Healon PF, and if dry skin is a problem in the winter time, you definitely need Sugar Foot. Please go to Simply the Best and make your Christmas, someone else’s Christmas, and Ron Salley’s Christmas very special this year. Give the gift of healing.

And I must tell you that I say this for selfish reasons. I don’t want to see Ron’s creams and lotions disappear because I’m one of his best customers.

Ron Salley Miracle Skin Creams & Lotions @ Simply the Best

Oh, and he also has a wrinkle cream, but wouldn't you know it; people are actually ordering this one.

NOTE: In keeping with our policy of full disclosure, the International Wellness Directory is not an affiliate of Ron Salley's company and does not receive kickbacks. However, I, your author, do get lots of free samples from Ron and when I order, he charges me half price. Had I not written this review, I would still be treated the same by Ron. This review was written to support Ron's work, keep a good company in business, and to help people heal using Ron's products.

And as I stated, I have selfish reasons. I don't want to run out of Ron's products.

Before We Go

AOL has just listed some "special" products for that special Christmas. One product was a very expensive ($110.00/oz) moisturizing lotion called Crème de La Mer. The ingredients are not listed at their web site. This is most likely not an oversight.

Crème de La Mer's ingredients: seaweed (algae) extract, mineral oil\paraffinum, liquidum\huile minerale, petrolatum, glycerin, isohexadecane, citrus aurantifolia (lime) extract, microcrystalline wax \cera microcristallina\cire microcristalline, lanolin alcohol, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed oil, eucalyptus globulus (ecalyptus) leaf oil, magnesium sulfate, sesamum indicum (sesame) seed, medicago sativa (alfalfa) seed powder, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake, prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) seed meal, sodium gluconate, potassium gluconate, copper gluconate, calcium gluconate, magnesium gluconate, zinc gluconate, paraffin, tocopheryl succinate, niacin, beta-carotene, decyl oleate, aluminum distearate, octyldodecanol, citric acid, cyanocobalamin, magnesium stearate, panthenol, limonene, geraniol, linalool, hydroxycitronellal, citronellol, benzyl salicylate, citral, methylchloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, alcohol denat., fragrance (parfum)

You will notice that there are some very good things in this moisturizer. However, there are some ingredients "knowing consumers" will NOT want on their skin. One of them is one of the main ingredients: mineral oil.

From Herbal Luxuries we discovered this about mineral oil:

The problem is that mineral oil is foreign to the human body and has many harmful effects, especially in infants. Some of the effects of mineral oil may be a little surprising. Mineral oil acts as a thin layer on the skin.

It is difficult to absorb and clogs the pores, which slows the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins. Remember, the skin is the body’s largest organ and plays an important role in maintaining overall health!

Once the oil is absorbed, it is broken down by the liver and passes through the intestinal tract, it will absorb all of the fat-soluble vitamins found there. It is essentially stealing important vitamins from the body, which the body will not be able to replace. This can eventually lead to nutritional deficiencies.

Studies have also shown forms of pneumonia caused by mineral oil decreasing lung unction, known as lipoid pneumonia. Because of these dangers, the medical community has condemned the use of mineral oil taken orally or as an ingredient in medications. [http://www.herballuxuries.com/mineral-oil.htm]

Another product, at the top of the list so you know that this is a main ingredient, is Petrolatum, the same stuff we know as Vaseline Petroleum Jelly.

What’s so bad about Vaseline Petroleum Jelly? For one thing, it’s been banned in the EU and seems to be a carcinogen. You can read more here: Health Report

I did some more searches on some of the other chemicals, those that you can’t pronounce.

Isohexadecane; take a search on Toxnet and you’ll find case after case of dermatitis or skin inflammation. It is considered an allergen.

Methylisothiazolinone; a powerful biocide (kills life) and preservative. Yes, this is found in a small amount, but if you found strychnine on the label of your face cream, would you care how much was in it?

At Wikipedia we found: “Some studies have shown MIT to be allergenic and cytotoxic, and this has led to some concern over its use. In early December, 2004, a news broadcast from WNYT in Albany, NY reported that methylisothiazolinone had been linked to nerve cell death in scientific studies. In 2002, there was an in vitro study of the neurotoxicity of MIT in the department of Neurobiology at the University of Pittsburgh.”

Methylchloroisothiazolinone; a preservative with antibacterial and antifungal effects found in a great number of cosmetics, but still, it’s a potent allergen and has been attacked at a carcinogen.

Benzyl Salicylate is salicycylic acid, a preservative as is hydroxycitronella.

If you ask me, there’s no question whatsoever about whose products are better, Ron Salley’s or La Mer (The Sea).

Just the other day, I was playing with a young fellow whose fingers were cut up from falling outside on gravel. His mom washed his hands while he sat in his highchair, and when she went to get him his “num-num,” he began to cry, holding his hand in the air. We got out some Sugar Foot and put it on his sore fingers. Within 20 seconds, he stopped crying and dug into his “num-num.”

No one, not one company on the planet, has creams, at any price, better than Ron Salley’s Miracle Skin. No one.

Heartland Products
Natural and safe products from the Heartland.



We had first heard about Heartland Products when researching safe soaps. A reader had sent us a gallon of their “botanical” soap.

On the soap, they list their ingredients as: pure water, amino acids, minerals, and other ingredients derived from leafy green, edible and seed-bearing plants. We loved the soap.

We figured this must be the natural stuff if this is where they’re getting their materials.

So, we contacted the company asking if they’d like a review of their products. We got back one letter asking us: Who are you? And we replied.

Then nothing.

About a year later, we called the company and asked: “Have you fired the person who answers your emails?”

That got a laugh. Especially when we told them we loved their products and wanted to tell our readers about them.

Two things impressed us right away about some of the products they sent us to review. The first was that we discovered that L-Tryptophan is back on the market. This is the amino acid in turkey that puts us all to sleep after a Thanksgiving meal. It is an essential amino acid, essential to good health, normalizing sleep, and relieving poor moods and irritability. It had been removed from the market by our blessed FDA, supposedly because of a bad batch from China that killed four people. Further research led us to believe there were other reasons for removing it from the market, and that being the release of new pharmaceutical sleep aids at that same, coincidental, time. I don’t believe in coincidences. However, L-Tryptophan is back and is available at Heartland Products under the name Hibernation.

The second was Lice Arrest™. Though it can rid your child’s hair of lice and nits, it’s not even considered a pesticide. It is completely biodegradable with no residual contamination and lice do not develop any resistance to Lice Arrest™.

Finally, there is Bug Arrest™. If you’re tired of spraying poisonous chemicals all around your home, then try some Bug Arrest™. Spray it on pets, use it in your carpet shampoo, and spray it on your plants.

We loved using their products and hope that their company will continue to thrive. They are Heartland Products and are found at www.heartlandnatural.com where they have many more natural products you might be interested in trying.  And, no, we are not in an affiliate program with Heartland Naturals, nor do we receive any kickbacks from them.

Sinus Buster
Wow...what a blast!


We met Sinus Buster while doing research for the investigative report we did that put us on the map and got us on Fox News (where they got our name wrong and took all the credit for our work). We had discovered that someone had stolen testimonials at the Sinus Buster web site and used them as his own.

I contacted the Sinus Buster Company by phone and asked to talk to the boss. The fellow on the phone said, “This is as close as you’re going to get for now.” So I asked if he had immediate access to the web, and he replied, “Yes,” and so I sent him to the site that had stolen their testimonials. I said, “Read down to the eight testimonial.”

The next thing I heard was him calling out, “Oh Wayne!”

That’s when I got to talk to Wayne, the boss.

Long story short, we got to discuss his product: a nasal spray with cayenne pepper.

You see, Wayne practices martial arts and used to teach it to police forces. Part of the training is teaching police the proper way to use pepper spray.

Wayne suffers from migraines.

One day, while demonstrating the use of a pepper spray, Wayne was hit with a migraine. He kept on working, and when he demonstrated the spray, there was a quick shift of the wind and he got a snootfull of pepper spray. His migraine disappeared.

So now he makes one of the best nasal sprays on the market.

I suffer from sinus headaches. No matter what I do, it works for a while and then eventually quits work and I’m off looking for something new. One day I find something, it works, and then three months later, it has no effect.

However, Sinus Buster has worked for me and has not stopped working for me. It does not cure my sinusitis, but it does give me temporary relief. Some get total relief, and for others, temporary relief; the length just depends on the individual.

I’ve tested Sinus Buster nasal spray on others. I love the looks in their faces when they first use it. Yes, it stings a bit. But I’ve seen tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines go away with a few squirts. And then I had to give them the bottle, of course.

The healing powers of capsicum, the phytochemical in cayenne behind the “hot,” have been documented for years. An American Hero, Dr Christopher, a leading naturopath in our dark history of the suppression of naturopathy, was nicknamed Dr Cayenne. He could stop a heart attack in less than three minutes by administering a cup of cayenne tea. His theory was, you can’t die of a heart attack with a red face. Dr Richard Schulze has taken Dr Christopher’s work even further administering a very hot concoction beneath the tongue of people who’ve had a heart attack. As you can guess, you should never give anyone anything to drink while they are passed out. They can choke to death. But under the tongue, or sublingual, is still allowed as long as it’s a small amount. Dr Schulze reports pulling people back from the brink of death.

One more thing you should all know: adding cayenne pepper to anything enhances the effect; adding it to an herbal remedy will enhance that remedy. This is something herbalists and naturopaths have known for a very long time

Since Wayne sent us samples of Sinus Buster, he’s produced more and more products from cayenne pepper.  Take a look at his site to see what he’s got. www.sinusbuster.com

I’m going to have to order more soon. He sent us a lot, but I’ve been using it religiously. Great product. And, again, we are not affiliates (yet) of Sinus Buster and we get no kickbacks.

The Music of Tim Pitts
Four great books for you. Click the "book" to learn how to purchase it. These purchases support our work, a bit.


Tim Pitts is one of the best guitar players on the planet, and this statement comes from someone who sat in the front row for a Jimi Hendrix concert.

Tim has sent me much of his own research into wellness. He’s a darn good writer. And he’s sent us lots of financial support. Then one day, he sent me one of his CDs. I put it in my car’s CD player, and it was the only music I listened to for six months. I was just amazed at his mastery of the guitar.

The album was “Yesterday Today,” a collection of Beatles songs. Tim’s work is very unique and he gives new life to those songs I grew up on.

Click here: SAMPLES to listen to some of Tim's fascinating guitar renditions.

The second album he sent me is called “Castle Ghosts.” Again, I was very impressed with Tim’s guitar. The passages are all interesting and amazingly soothing. I now turn it on just to rid myself of daily stress.

Now, as a supporter of our work here, Tim has promised to donate us us 20 CDs if our readers want them. We will get them to you for $13.00 which will cover shipping and handling.

Go to his site (www.timpitts.com) and chose which Album you want, either Castle Ghosts or Yesterday Today, then come back here and click below to order it. Hopefully we can get it to you in time for Christmas. If we cannot get them to you by Christmas, go to the picture of Castle Ghosts or Yesterday Today and print it out put it into someone's Christmas Stocking with a note that it's on its way!

Click The Album Cover to Purchase
Castle Ghosts

Click The Album Cover to Purchase
Yesterday Today

P.S. The reason this review is so short is I’m not a music reviewer.

Cancer's Natural Enemy
and Collected Home Herbal Remedies


"I’ve read it and I really like it. Tony is a very good writer. He is clear, concise, and thorough. He chose the subject of one of the best cancer killers on our web site: Oleander. It’s cheap, powerful, works well with other immune system supporters, and has had a long (as he points out) history of healing cancers.
"He doesn’t stop there. He’s researched nutrition and cancer and has a lot to say on that. It is well worth the money, and unlike a web site, you can print it out and carry it with you everywhere you go."

- The International Wellness Directory

A friend of our work here, Tony Isaacs, has written two books; one about cancer and the other about natural health.

Tony found our site while researching alternative cancer remedies, loved our work, and decided to do some research into an ancient cancer cure, an aqueous (water) extract of Nerium Oleander which has been used at least 2000 years.

He's now written the definitive book on the subject, and also include a wealth of other anti-cancer, anti-disease, anti-aging and immune boosting information.

In recent years, a commercial version of the extract called Anvirzel™ has been used very successfully outside the US and is now in FDA Phase II trials. However, Tony's book includes the recipe for easily making a home version of the extract known as "Oleander Soup", which has been used successfully around the world and which can be made at home about as easily as a large pot of beans for only pennies.

Early studies showed a nerium oleander extract was successful up to 70% or more of the time on people who had not yet had chemotherapy, including those with late stage cancers. The oleander extract has also been used successfully as a complimentary medication along with chemo, with far better success rates than chemo alone and it also lessens or eliminates all known side effects of chemo, including hair loss.

It should be noted, however, that use of oleander along with chemo, while increasing the success rates normally obtained from chemo, actually results in a bit lower success rate than those who use oleander extract alone without chemo. The author feels that this is a strong testimony to the amazing potency of oleander, which, he feels, is having to fight both the cancer and the damage Chemo normally does to the immune system and major organs. For those who have already had chemotherapy before using oleander, the success rate drops a bit further, but is still impressive and is considerably better than the overall success rate for chemo alone.

Tony's second book is called "Collected Home and Herbal Remedies", which he is constantly updating, contains literally hundreds of home and natural remedies collected from around the world and through the age.

Both books are EBOOKS, meaning they are electronic. They will be sent to you via email and you will need Acrobat Reader to read them.

Cancer's Natural Enemy sells for $12.95 while Collected Home Remedies sells for $7.95. You can purchase both for $15.95

And the GOOD NEWS is, if you purchase them through us, 50% of the sale goes to support our work.


Cancer's Natural Enemy




Collected Home & Herbal Remedies



Purchase Both

The China Study


In The China Study, T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D., details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists. The New York Times has recognized the study (China-Oxford-Cornell Diet and Health Project) as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.”

Find out why The China Study is sweeping America. In your copy you’ll find information that turns the health and medical world upside down.

A sampling of the thoroughly researched findings include:

I decided to start an in-depth laboratory program that would investigate the role of nutrition, especially protein, in the development of cancer. What we found was shocking. Low-protein diets inhibited the initiation of cancer by aflatoxin, regardless of how much of the carcinogen was administered to theses animals. After cancer initiation was completed, low-protein diets also dramatically blocked subsequent cancer growth. In other words, the cancer-producing effects of this highly carcinogenic chemical were rendered insignificant by a low-protein diet. In fact, dietary protein proved to be so powerful in its effect that we could turn on and off cancer growth simply by changing the levels consumed.

Furthermore, the amounts of protein being fed were those that we humans routinely consume. We didn’t use extraordinary levels, as is so often the case in carcinogen studies. But that’s not all. We found that not all proteins had this effect. What protein consistently and strongly promoted cancer? Casein, which makes up 87% of cow’s milk protein, promoted all stages of the cancer process. What type of protein did not promote cancer, even at high levels of intake? The safe proteins were from plants, including wheat and soy. As this picture came into view, it began to challenge and then to shatter some of my most cherished assumptions.

Why is it called The China Study?

I went on to direct the most comprehensive study of diet, lifestyle and disease ever done with humans in the history of biomedical research. It was a massive undertaking jointly arranged through Cornell University, Oxford University and the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. The New York Times called it the “Grand Prix of Epidemiology.” The project surveyed a vast range of diseases and diet and lifestyle factors in rural China and, more recently, in Taiwan. More commonly known as the China Study, this project eventually produced more than 8,000 statistically significant associations between various dietary factors and disease!

These findings - the contents of Part II of this book - show that heart disease, diabetes and obesity can be reversed by a healthy diet. Other research shows that various cancers, autoimmune diseases, bone health, kidney health, vision and brain disorders in old age (like cognitive dysfunction and Alzheimer's) are convincingly influenced by diet. Most importantly, the diet that has time and again been shown to reverse and/or prevent these diseases is the same whole foods, plant-based diet that I had found to promote optimal health in my laboratory research and in the China Study.

The findings are consistent.

Acai Berries & Review
Oprah, eat your heart out!


The Acai Berry, pronounced ah – SIGH – ee, was made famous by Oprah. Suddenly, all around the world, sales were up. Every health food company suddenly had an Acai Berry product from drinks to powders.

You will probably never taste a ripe Acai Berry in your life time. They go bad quickly. You will probably find a powder or a pill form.

The Acai Berry is the most potent antioxidant found in nature. Antioxidants play an important roll in health, protecting us from aging, cardiovascular disease, and cancers.

All the web is abuzz with the story of how human cancer cells were destroyed, in a laboratory, at the University of Florida, but a much larger study, slated to conclude this year, has yet to be published.

What happens in a laboratory doesn’t always translate to life. However, we do know that antioxidants are just good things to consume. They come in fresh fruits such as berries, grapes, guavas, mangos, and more. However, it is the berries that seem to contain the most cancer fighting phytochemicals (plant chemicals).

What the UF researchers have found was that four different extracts from the berry killed human leukemia cells:

Four of the extracts were shown to kill significant numbers of leukemia cells when applied for 24 hours. Depending on the extract and concentration, anywhere from about 35 percent to 86 percent of the cells died. [http://news.ufl.edu/2006/01/12/berries/]

To understand the powers of the Acai Berry apart from its antioxidant strength, let’s just take a look at the phytochemicals in their composition.

From the NCBI (National Center for Biological Information), a branch of the NIH (National Institute of Health) we found the following:

Nearly half the berry consists of essential fatty acids (Omega-3) with some omega-9s which are the healthy fats found in olive oil. The major phytochemicals found in the acai were anthocyanins, proanthocyanidins, and other flavonoids, some of which had never been seen previously. A small amount of Resveratrol was found, but in very low concentrations.

Anthocyanins are potent antioxidants and free radical scavengers and exhibit immunostimulant properties, anti-viral activity, cardiovascular protection, and even stress relief activity. It is the anthocyanins in red wine that are supposed to be, though this is still only an educated guess, responsible for the “French Paradox.”

Proanthocyanidins (OPCs) are akin to the antioxidants found in grape seed and pine extract.

Both anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins have shown anti-angiogenesis (stops the growth of blood vessels to tumors) properties in the laboratory.

Sterols were also found, which, as you read above (EpiCor) are suspected to have some effect in cancer prevention and modulate the immune response, which has proved successful in treating autoimmune conditions such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. They have also been shown to positively affect allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma. Recently sterols have been used to treat BPH (benign prostate hyperplasia) and there is evidence that beta-sitosterol (the predominant sterol in Acai) may help prevent immune weakness resulting from severe physical stress.

The Acai Berry contains nearly as much calcium as a comparable glass of milk, and nineteen amino acids.

All together, from its composition, you can guess that the Acai Berry fights inflammation and slows the aging process (fights wrinkles).

The nutrient analysis of the acai shows a wide spectrum of vitamins, B1, B2, B3, vitamin C, vitamin E, and a host of minerals including, iron, calcium (mentioned above), copper, zinc, potassium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and enough natural fiber to keep you regular.

Because Oprah has made this little berry so popular, there were a ton of companies to wade through looking for the best product, but I think I’ve found them. They are called Sambazon.

The people at Sambazon were the first to export the Acai Berry. The fruit is organic and the people who work in the Brazilian rainforest harvesting and drying the fruit are paid a living wage. And again, we cannot overstate the simple fact that if we harvest the rainforests of the world we will get more out of them than if we cut them down and sell off the wood. Sambazon is another company dedicated to saving our rapidly dwindling rainforests.

Most acai products are filled with sugars and mixed with other fruits. Sambazon's products are pure acai. The frozen treat they sell contains lecithin and citric acid.

Sambazon sent me some pills, a powder (for my smoothies), and some frozen packs they call Pure Acai, but really, they’re just like a flat popsicle with the most potent fruit antioxidant on the planet. And, they taste wonderful.

We used their powder in smoothies, took the pills before playing tennis, and shared the frozen product with everyone. Our local food co-op will soon be ordering them (when they get more freezer space at the new location).

I’m told that if your supermarket has a healthy foods section (sometimes called the Organic Section), take a look in the frozen foods for the Sambazon smoothies. If they don’t carry Sambazon, just ask. I’ve seen the product in about five or six stores so far, and the people there have told us it’s a big seller. We loved the product, and yes, it’s one more thing we’ll never run out of in my home.

Note: we are not an affiliate of Sambazon nor do we get any kickback from sales Sambazon makes from our readers.

Goji Berries
Going beyond the hype.


Goji Berries are among the most hyped health foods on the internet, and Oprah didn’t have a hand in this one.

Every site lists the ingredients found in the berries, including this one: Physalein.

Go look up the word. It doesn’t exist. But it’s all over the web, well, at least it's printed up in each advertisement for Goji Berries.

As you can see, separating the hype from the usable information is very difficult, and that is where WE come in. We’ll do that for you.

The Goji Berry is hyped as the most powerful antioxidant found in fruit. It is good, but it’s only a close second to the Acai Berry.

It has nearly the same vitamins found in the Acai Berry, one less amino acid, and a host of minerals.

Where it separates itself from the Acai Berry is in the amounts of vitamins. There is more vitamin A, C, and E than in the acai, and there are mucopolysaccharides that are very immunosupportive. In fact, it is thought that the Goji contains the riches source of carotenoids of any know plant.

It is also important to note that the vitamins found in both the Acai and Goji berries are complex vitamins, not just parts. As some of you know, here we believe that vitamins are complex, that vitamin C is not just ascorbic acid and that vitamin E is not just alpha-tocopherol; that vitamins are complex substances and in their original forms, such as from fruits, they are in their most powerful form.

And one main thing separating the Goji from the Acai is that you can eat a dehydrated Goji berry. They are just very tasty. A handful and you’re on your way to a healthy day.

The Goji berry (sometimes called the Wolf berry, but the Wolf berry comes from China and is a bit different) has a long history in the Himalayans. They were used as a tonic to counter a chi deficiency, and a blood tonic. They were known to nurture the heart and relieve heart palpitations in just minutes.

For menstruating women, because the they contain fifteen times more iron than spinach, they can eat Goji to replace lost iron.

Presently the Goji is undergoing studies in Japan and Mongolia where they are being scrutinized over their anticancer properties. Each Goji contains organic Germanium (see above). The Goji contains many anticancer components that, according to initial studies, have been shown to depress or block the synthesis of cancer cells DNA, inhibiting the cancer cells ability to divide.

In one large study in japan using older patients with cancer, the berry inhibited tumor growth by 58% and a side effect that was noticed was that the proteins in the berry display an insulin like action that was very effective in the decomposition of fat.

Like the EpiCor above, the Goji berry increases the presence of immunoglobulin A that acts as a sentry guarding the entrances to your body (the mucus membranes). Also found in the Goji was superoxide dismutase, which slows the aging process and allows injured DNA to repair itself.

More studies seem to show what the people of inner Mongolia have known for centuries: those who eat the berries live free of cancer, heart disease, arthritis, and diabetes and have a life expectancy of well over 100 years. They are simply younger than those of the same age just miles away in China. And there is no such thing as dementia of any sort in the elderly.

The famed Li Qing Yuen, who apparently lived to the age of 252 years (1678-1930), consumed Goji berries daily. The life of Li Qing Yuen is the most well-documented case of extreme longevity known. [http://www.rawfood.com/cgi-bin/order/index.cgi?d=single&item_id=0572]

Studies in weight loss show that a tea made from the berries produced significant weight loss and created a noticeable energy lift in those who were in the study. Energy is required to overcome any and every illness.

Further studies show that Goji berries improves vision (the carotenoids might be the reason), lower blood pressure (and cholesterol levels), burns fat, protects the liver, and strengthens bones and muscles.

Goji berries grow in protected valleys that have been cared for over the centuries. The Goji grows on bushes with vines that reach over 15 feet. An interesting note is that the berries are never touched by hand because they will oxidize and turn black if they are touched while fresh. The berries are shaken onto mats and then shade dried.

Review of Extreme Health Goji Berries

Extreme Health sent us their Goji Berries to review. They were simply delicious. We plan on making some new recipes with them, and putting them into our current recipes. I’ve added them to my morning smoothies already.

While I’m typing this, I have the bag next to me. It’s hard not to eat the entire bag. All you need for the day is just a small handful.

There really isn’t much more to tell you about the berries, but you can guarantee that they are the best quality by going to www.dolegoji.com. It seems that Dole has decided that the wild Goji Berries that Extreme Health imports to America are the best in the world.

I’ve just been told about their Goji Concentrate and they even have a Goji/Pomegranate Concentrate. People are reporting that just a few spoonfuls of the Goji Concentrate gives them a lift like no other food, including coffee. And there are reports that the concentrate is a great diet aid, since it fills you up and suppresses the appetite.

Extreme Health is sending us samples of the concentrate to try, so you can expect a review in the next newsletter. In the meanwhile, Simply the Best is selling the Goji Berries, and the Concentrates.

As we’ve mentioned in the past, Simply the Best wants to support our efforts here, but they’ve yet to make a profit. Simply the Best sells those things we've reviewed and discovered. They try to sell them at a discount. We are the only site advertising for them, so, in effect, they sell mostly to our readers.

And now along comes Extreme Health. They know this, so here is what they are doing to support our efforts.

Extreme Health is going to donate $1.00 to us for every product Simply the Best orders wholesale. Additionally, they will be forwarding this newsletter to places where we can get thousands of more readers.

Discovering Extreme Health has turned into a magical experience. I hope you all enjoy their products and use them to live a long and healthy life.

Further Reading and References:



Potent, tasty, and healthy


Pomegranates have been around a long time and are just one symbol of fertility. In the Bible, the Song of Solomon often uses the pomegranate when describing his young lover (whose hair is like sheep descending a mountainside).

It has been just recently that sales of pomegranate juice has skyrocketed, and why? Well, you didn’t hear it first: Pomegranate juice protects against heart disease and cancer, and this is just the TIP of the iceberg. You can be sure you’ll be hearing more about this fruit in the near future.

In the first study I found while researching Bypassing Bypass was published in Clinical Nutrition. In this study, patients with severe carotid artery blockages were given an ounce of pomegranate juice daily for one year. At the end of that year the study showed that not only had there been a 30% reduction in atherosclerotic plaque, but that their blood pressure had lowered 20% (on average). [Aviram M, Rosenblat M, Gaitini D, et al. Pomegranate juice consumption for 3 years by patients with carotid artery stenosis reduces common carotid intima-media thickness, blood pressure and LDL oxidation. Clin Nutr 2004;23(3):423-33]

The next study I found was in the Journal of Medicinal Food (however, my greatest discovery was to find out that there was actually a journal of Medicinal Foods!)

It seems that drinking pomegranate juice (or eating the pomegranate seeds) inhibits cancer: breast, colon, prostate, and leukemia, and seems to inhibit blood vessel growth than can promote cancers (in lab animals). [Kawaii S, Lansky EP. Differentiation-promoting activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruit extracts in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells. J Med Food 2004;7(1):13-8]

Filled with antioxidants and numerous bioflavonoids, pomegranate juice has shown to be just as powerful as the drugs used to reduce platelet aggregation and lower blood pressure with none of the side effects. In fact, one study showed that patients could lower their blood pressure significantly in just two weeks drinking 8 oz per day of Pomegranate juice.

Researchers all over the world are convinced that Pomegranate juice protects against cardiovascular disease and cancer, and contains more antioxidants than green tea, cranberries, and blueberries combined.

And now for a real shocker: Pomegranate juice contains phytochemical compounds that stimulate serotonin and estrogen receptors (and contains estrone, a natural estrogen), meaning that it can improve symptoms of depression and possibly help build bone mass. [Mori-Okamoto J, Otawara-Hamamoto Y, Yamato H, Yoshimura H. Pomegranate extract improves a depressive state and bone properties in menopausal syndrome model ovariectomized mice. J Ethnopharmacol 2004;92(1):93-101]

Here again we have another therapy for menopausal women that won’t lead to breast or uterine cancer.

From the American Association for Cancer Research, we’ve learned that Pomegranate Fruit Extract (PFE), when applied topically, prevents skin cancers. [http://www.aacr.org/Default.aspx?p=2084&d=190]

From PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) or NAMBLA, we found that some doctors are using Pomegranate Juice alone as their main chemotherapy for prostate cancer. [http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/102/41/14813]

I’ve also discovered that pomegranate juice possesses antibacterial and antiviral properties, and that historically, herbalists have used the root and bark of the pomegranate tree to eliminate tapeworms.

Personally, I'm planning on adding it to the Oleander Soup recipe in our Tony Issac's book, Cancer's Natural Enemy. The book calls for alcohol or apple cider vinegar to be added (to protect the soup from going bad quickly). We're going to try pomegranate juice and see how that goes. We'll be in touch.

References & Further Reading:

Mori-Okamoto J, Otawara-Hamamoto Y, Yamato H, Yoshimura H. Pomegranate extract improves a depressive state and bone properties in menopausal syndrome model ovariectomized mice. J Ethnopharmacol 2004;92(1):93-101.

Kohno H, Suzuki R, Yasui Y, et al. Pomegranate seed oil rich in conjugated linolenic acid suppresses chemically induced colon carcinogenesis in rats.Cancer Sci 2004;95(6):481-6.

Toi M, Bando H, Ramachandran C, et al. Preliminary studies on the anti-angiogenic potential of pomegranate fractions in vitro and in vivo. Angiogenesis 2003;6(2):121-8.Kawaii S, Lansky EP. Differentiation-promoting activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruit extracts in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells. J Med Food 2004;7(1):13-8.

Aviram M, Dornfeld L. Pomeganate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin coverting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure. Atherosclerosis 2001;158(1):195-8.

Kim ND, Mehta R, Yu W, et al. Chemopreventive and adjuvant therapeutic potential of pomegranate (Punica granatum) for human breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2002;71(3):203-17.

Aviram M, Dornfeld L, Rosenblat M, et al. Pomegranate juice consumption reduces oxidative stress, atherogenic modifications to LDL, and platelet aggregation:studies in humans and in atherosclerotic apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Am J Clin Nutr 2000;71(5):1062-76.

How the Lord Told Me to Cure Cancer
by George Cairnes


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(This is a reprint of the ad by George Cairns in The Northwest Herald)

Please save this page as it won't be printed again by me. It may save your life or the life of a love one or a friend. Anyone may reprint this if they print it word for word.

Every week around 10,000 people die of cancer. Government figures show the death rate for cancer deaths has not changed in the last 10 years. Chemo and radiation only save around 10% of the people treated. So this shows our doctors don't have much to work with. As this article goes on, I will explain how to prepare this plant and how much to take. There is nothing to buy. For some reason, the Lord has picked me to carry these words to you. I am only the delivery boy, and none of this is my idea. I do believe every word I write here, and I'm living proof it works. The cost of printing is my thanks to God for giving me back my life and health.

A little over three years ago I was about done in with cancer. One morning as I was waking up and hoping the end would come soon, a voice came to me and said. "You have to do something about your prostate cancer. Take the root of the dandelion. Don't expect a miracle. It took you a long time to get in this condition." The voice was gone. I thought the voice was kidding to use the dandelion. When this voice tells you to do something, you do it. You must do it, like writing this article. It is the last thing I ever expected to do. Then I thought he didn't tell me how much to take or how to prepare it. As soon as you could blink an eye. I knew how much to take, how to prepare it, and it would take 4 to 6 months to cure me. I also knew I wasn't to make a penny on it.

As soon as I got around that morning, I dug some roots and started to prepare it. About a week later I started taking it. Three weeks later the pain in my back and side was gone and my bowels had improved. Five and one-half months later they could find no cancer problem in me at all.

I, then wanted to find someone else to try it, and that was the biggest problem yet. Nobody seems to want to help. When I told doctors, they just smiled as if I was nuts. Finally, I was telling a friend about it and he said he had a friend that was dying of lung cancer. He had it in both lungs and was bed ridden. They were tapping his lungs. He had been given 4 to 6 weeks to live. After he had been on this powder about six weeks, he was up and around doing his chores and driving his car. He went to his doctor's office, and the doctors could not believe it. They took him to the hospital and gave him a CAT scan. They found no cancer lesions in his lungs and said it was a miracle. I then put an ad in The Northwest Herald offering it free, and four people said they would try it. Slowly one person told another and it spread. There was a fair amount of people taking it for different kinds of cancer and several for other things. For instance, a man lost the use of his immune system and was told he wouldn't be able to work again for three years, in six months he is now working « days and feeling better. I know this is not a cure-all. It won't help everyone or all kinds of cancer. I know it is not a cure for skin cancer and it hasn't had luck with brain tumors. There is a doctor in Boston, Massachusetts that has developed a vaccine that is doing great things. This has been successful with prostate, colon, breast, liver and best of all with lung cancer. Five people have taken it for lung cancer and all five have been cured once. The immune system controls the cancer cells in your body. As long as the immune system is healthy, you don't usually have a cancer problem. When your immune system gets run down, it loses control of the cancer cells, and they start eating live cells and this is what they call cancer. This powder made from dandelion root has something in it that builds up the blood and the immune system.

When the immune system is built up so far, it gets back control of cancer cells, and they do an about face and start cleaning up the mess they've made. This is why you must have a fair appetite because your body must build itself up and be healthy if your immune system is going to be strong. This will not work for people that have lost their appetite or are on CHEMO. Doctors try to blast the cancer out of your body with Chemo or radiation. By doing so, it destroys your immune system and appetite. These are the most important things your body needs to beat cancer. Operations also knock the immune system haywire. This is why so many people that have operations for cancer find that a short time later it has spread somewhere else.

Many of the worst diseases that have plagued the world have been cured quite easily. When I was a boy, women dreaded the goiter more than cancer. A little iodine in the diet cured that. For hundred of years the most dreaded diseases was leprosy and lockjaw. A doctor found he could produce penicillin from moldy bread and could cure them and many more things. How long has moldy bread been around? I'm sure scientists will find many uses for the powder made from the root of the dandelions besides cancer. I have already found it builds up the blood so you heal much faster.

To make the powder from the dandelion root you must follow my directions to the letter. Any changes and it won't work. Dig a handful of dandelion roots any time of the year - it doesn't matter. Cut the leaves off just below the crown. DO NOT WASH. Then they must be dried around 100 degrees. I do it in an incubator with no water. You can also dry them under a heat light bulb if you raise or lower it so it's 100 degrees. You can also use the sun or put them in the attic if it's not too hot. It takes about 5 or 6 days in the incubator. I have not done this all the way under the heat light. When you break a root and it snaps it is ready to powder. Take an old iron frying pan and a clean hammer. Take one root at a time and place in the frying pan and start tapping. Don't hit hard or it will fly all over the place. I put my hand around the root to keep most of it in the pan. If it sticks to the hammer and pan, and doesn't crumble in your fingers, it isn't dry enough. Keep it up until you have enough to start. It takes about 20 minutes to an hour to prepare enough for a week. When you get used to it you can go much faster.

I have an old vessel that druggists used to pound pills, this goes much faster. DO NOT USE AN ELECTRIC GRINDER, it won't work if you do. You lose too much of the good part in dust. You must do it as I have said or don't do it at all. I've tried shortcuts, but it seems someone was looking over my shoulder, and I know when I made a mistake. I'm just an old farmer and not a scientist, so I wouldn't know the correct amount to take on my own. Now take a little over one-half teaspoon once a day at any time and mix it with water, orange juice, etc. Do not use in soft drinks, liquor, or anything hot. When mixed, use it all. Don't let it stand around. Keep the powder in a dry place. After taking it three or four days, you will feel good, but nothing else. That is because your blood is building up. When you blood is happy, you're happy. In most cases, this will build your immune system in from three days to three weeks to the point it takes back control of cancer cells and thus the cancer stops spreading. In most cases it is going to help. There is no body feeling as it works. You just feel a little better each week. After three weeks most of the pain will be gone in your back and you know it's working if you had pain there like I did. If you have bone cancer in the spine, it will take three months to work. This is not an overnight cure. It took a while to get in this condition and it will take a while for your body to heal. The sooner you start, the quicker you will be over cancer. Young people heal faster than old people, but it will help at any age. I know because I'm 80 and have been taking it for over three years. No cancer has come back and no side effects except when my body has had enough, it lets me know by getting heart burn. Then I back off some. Some people get stomach aches when they need less. It also means your cancer is under control and you don't need as much. You will also find you probably won't catch a cold while you are taking it full-strength.

The biggest enemy for this root is Chemo. The stronger the Chemo, the less chance the power has to help you as Chemo tears your immune system and appetite down, two of the most important things you need to cure cancer. There is only a ten percent chance Chemo will cure you. With no chemo, your chances are 75 to 80% but you must take it every day. Don't let your doctor give you that old treat if you turn him down that goes, "If you want to throw your life away, I can't stop you." Just remember that 90% of the people that take his advice and take chemo are in the cemetery. Don't blame the doctor, he is doing his best with what he has to work with or you could ask for a written guarantee.

I have only mentioned cancers that I know people have had and used this root. It should help pancreas cancer if taken before the appetite is gone and most body cancer. This is food, not a drug. It shouldn't interfere with medicine your doctor may be giving you. Only two doctors have told patients to keep taking the power when they have made a miracle recovery. The rest of the doctors have run the power down and blasted the people even if the cancer has disappeared.

The medical world is not going to accept this easily.

Going back to not washing the roots and leaving a little soil on them, it is for your own good. A good bit of immunity comes from the soil, it starts as soon as you are born. Your fingers touch something, and you put them in your mouth. A little dirt at first, and more as you grow older and start crawling. Then everything you touch goes in the mouth. When children go outside to play and when they come in, they are the dirtiest around the mouth and hand. The hands go in their mouths no matter how dirty they are. Many diseases and bacteria live in the ground, but they don't seem to cause any trouble but it does build up the immune system. Some animals can't live if they can't eat a certain amount of soil. If you read this article over, you will see it all goes back to common sense. I wish all of you people with cancer and other problems the best.

This ad does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Northwest Herald.

The dandelion root power you can buy at a Health Food Store is not made the same way. It is not known to help cancer.


Editor's Note: we print things like this for information purposes only. We just liked this guy's attitude. Whether this humble root holds a place in our cancer therapies will be proved out in the future, we're sure.

Christmas This Year - Make an Iraqi Soldier Smile


DoD "America Supports You" Website

Operation USO Care Package

Operation Iraqi Freedom FAQ

Mysterious Light: A Scientist's Odyssey
by Peter Russell


Some use religion, others use science. Just looking for answers.

However, this is the story of a scientist who was looking for answers and found a most interesting light: Mysterious Light: A Scientist's Odyssey.

Fifteen-second heart scan may save lives: study


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DALLAS (Reuters) - A 15-second emergency room test can determine which patients with chest pain have heart problems and which do not, potentially saving lives by allowing doctors to focus on those in urgent need, according to a study published on Monday by the American Heart Association.

In the study, 103 people with chest pain were given routine tests as well as a 15-second scan called a multidetector computed tomography (MDCT), which enables doctors to see where plaque has built up in coronary arteries, making them narrower and harder.

Detecting plaque is key since its buildup is a telltale sign of acute coronary syndrome (ACS), an umbrella term for the chest pain associated with heart attacks and angina.

"ACS is rare without plaque, so MDCT results may quickly identify a group of patients that can safely be discharged," said Udo Hoffmann, lead author of the study and assistant professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School, in a statement.

"It would be a big relief for patients to be quickly told that they don't have anything wrong with their hearts and they can go home," said Hoffman.

"This can also save lives by easing the burden of emergency rooms and physicians thereby giving them more time to focus on patients who really have heart problems," he told Reuters in a phone interview.

Published online in "Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association," the study examined the cases of 41 women and 62 men, average age 54, who came to the Massachusetts General Hospital emergency room with acute chest pain.

Of these 103 patients, 14 were diagnosed with ACS during hospitalization and all had significant plaque levels according to the MDCT scan.

And of the 41 patients without significant levels of plaque according to the MDCT, none had ACS diagnosed during their hospitalization or subsequent five months.

The study also found that 73 of the patients had no significant narrowing of the coronary arteries and not one of them had ACS.

"Each year, millions of people seek emergency medical care because of chest pain, the most common symptom of heart attack," said the Heart Association, which is based in Dallas, in a statement.

"For many, heart attack is the clear diagnosis, but annually more than 6 million people (in the U.S.) are admitted to the hospital because the answer isn't clear," it said.

Hoffmann said only a "tiny minority" of emergency rooms in the United States currently had the equipment and expertise to administer the tests but he expected the procedure to become widespread in coming years.

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Tylenol May Cause Serious Liver Damage
Over the counter drugs actually kill more people than illegal drugs.


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05 Jul 2006   

If you take Tylenol for four days as directed you may be at risk of liver damage, says a new study. Tylenol has been on the market for decades. Previous studies had shown that Tylenol in combination with hydrocodone caused liver damage - experts had thought the liver toxicity was associated with hydrocodone. This new study clearly shows that the Tylenol poses the risk, rather than the hydrocodone.

Researchers from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, were surprised when they found out that the liver damage had nothing to do with the opiate (hydrocodone). They found a previously unrecognized but pretty remarkable effect of acetaminophen (Tylenol) alone when taken as directed for four days.

The scientists said that patients who really need Tylenol should not stop taking it. If they are concerned they should discuss their medication with their doctor before considering switching.

Tylenol is a popular painkiller taken by millions of people all over the world. It is an alternative to aspirin for people who are concerned about its gastrointestinal side-effects.

The researchers found out about Tylenol's effect on liver enzyme levels while they were carrying out a trial on a therapy which included a narcotic drug, hydrocodone, in combination with acetaminophen. The focus was on the liver toxicity effect of the narcotic drug. However, Purdue Pharma, which funded the trial, found that several healthy subjects had high levels of specific liver enzymes - usually an indicator of a health risk for the liver.

The trial was stopped and another team was called in to carry out a new trial which found that Tylenol was the cause of the liver problems. You can read about the current trial in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 5 July issue.

The new trial involved 145 healthy volunteers. They were divided into three groups. The first group received a acetaminophen/opioid combination, the second acetaminophen alone, and the third group received a placebo. They were on their medication(s) or placebo for 14 days. The acetaminophen only group received the maximum recommended daily dosage.

The maximum ALT measurements for each group were as follows:
How many had a maximum ALT measurement 3 times higher than the upper limit of normal:

-- Placebo group - 0%
-- Combination acetaminophen/opioid group - 31% to 44%
-- Acetaminophen only group - 31% to 44%

These results indicate that it was the Acetaminophen, rather than the opioid, that was having the effect.

Dr. Paul Watkins, lead author, said “It was so unbelievable that I am conducting an ongoing study with 50 people. That's not in the JAMA paper, but we're finding that it verifies the findings….I'm quite convinced that if we continue to treat people, they would come back to normal, so that about after a month, I believe liver chemistries would be normal, even continuing.” In other words, Watkins believes readings settle down after longer term usage of Acetaminophen.

It is possible that elevated readings of a liver enzyme may not be accurate indicators of risk. Watkins added “In the past, when we've seen liver enzyme abnormalities to this extent, it has indicated to us physicians that there is significant liver injury or damage occurring. Since we have decades of experience and know the safety of acetaminophen, are the tests as good as we thought they were? Maybe they're not good predictors as to which drugs are going to have liver problems.”

How many doctors have stopped other medications which were given in combination with acetaminophen? As recommended doses of acetaminophen have not been previously recognized to cause liver enzyme elevations, doctors may have carried out costly liver evaluations unnecessarily. Watkins wondered how many other drugs, such as statins, may have been stopped because doctors suspected they were causing liver problems, when in fact, it was the acetaminophen.

”Aminotransferase Elevations in Healthy Adults Receiving 4 Grams of Acetaminophen Daily”
A Randomized Controlled Trial
Paul B. Watkins, MD; Neil Kaplowitz, MD; John T. Slattery, PhD; Connie R. Colonese, MS; Salvatore V. Colucci, MS; Paul W. Stewart, PhD; Stephen C. Harris, MD
JAMA. 2006;296:87-93.
Link to Abstract.

Written by: Christian Nordqvist
Editor: Medical News Today.

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Simply the Best to Sell Atomidine


It has many names: Atomidine, Nascent Iodine, Detoxified Iodine, and Beslin.

It's latest name is Magnascent™ and you can get it from Simply the Best.

It is an invention of Edgar Cayce’s.

You can read about Iodine here: The History of Iodine.

You can read about our review of one form of Atomidine here: Review of Atomidine.

And you can read about Edgar Cayce here.

The iodine Simply the Best is selling is being tested successfully in Africa and Israel on malaria. It comes from a friend of this web site who charges his Atomidine a little longer than others who make the product. See review below.

We have many uses of it in my home and among my friends: ear aches, toenail fungus, athlete’s foot, in shampoo, brushing teeth, and a drop or two or ten in our smoothies.

We will soon review a book on Iodine that, so far, has really grabbed my attention. Dr Brownstein, MD has successfully been using iodine to help heal breast cancers.

Since our readers can now get the best iodine on the planet, we decided to give everyone an early Christmas present.

We’ve posted an article from the 1930s advertising Atomidine, with lots and lots of clinical studies and testimonials form physicians and patients.

Next, we’ve posted a paper on How to Make Atomidine, with illustrations.

Review of Magnascent™

As stated above, this form of iodine goes by many names. This latest name is not just a change in the name; the iodine is produced in a different manner and has different properties.

Atomidine (detoxified iodine or nascent iodine) is a creation of Edgar Cayce; he described how to make it while in a trance.

The first form of it we reviewed (see IODINE), was made using Cayce’s first instructions. However, Cayce, in a later “reading” made modifications to his original formula.

The first method was this: in a 3 gallon bath, 16 ounces of iodine (a 1% solution in alcohol, commonly referred to as a tincture) is bathed for five minutes in an electromagnetic field of 10 amps of resistance.

Magnascent™ is created slightly differently from the above. In a one gallon bath, just one ounce of iodine (a 1% solution in alcohol) is bathed for 15 – 20 minutes in an electromagnetic field of 30 amps of resistance.

This second method, it is theorized, achieves a nascent state of iodine by breaking the diatomic bond (the bond between two molecules) and elevating the energy of the iodine atom.

We are privy to studies currently being conducted in Israel and Africa using Magnascent™.

In Israel, they had some amazing results on malaria in mice. When they ran out of the Magnascent™, they asked for more but got the first version. They stopped the study because they simply could not replicate their earlier results.

In Africa, where it is also being tested successfully on malaria, but on humans, one person wrote to the manufacturer his testimonial. In Africa the patients are taking 20 drops every 2 to 3 hours, up to 5 times on the first day. On the second day, they take 10 drops 4 times a day. Patients find relief by the third or fourth day.

The testimonial was not from someone with malaria, but from a gentleman suffering from kidney failure. His doctors told him to enter a hospice. He is a relative of a missionary to Africa who’d seen the Magnascent™ work on kidney failure, and he decided to try it (What have I got to lose?).

He started using 5 drops 3 times a day and continued this for 4 or 5 months.

They were surprised to see him show up at the hospital for a check-up. There he was told, to everyone’s surprise, that his kidneys were operating like they had been two years earlier. His daughter, a hospice nurse, reports that his strength and energy levels have improved.

One testimonial we received is this:

Just good health info to pass on.  3 months ago my doctor tried to prescribe thyroid medicine to me.  I convinced him to let me try liquid iodine in my water morning and night before committing to the pills.  I just got my results in today and good news.  My thyroid went back up to normal.......no thyroid prescriptions.

Word to the wise:  We do not have enough iodine in our diets.


I’ve personally seen good results with Magnascent™.

Dr Sam Chachoua Update
Can't keep a good man down.


Dr Sam is alive and doing well. We are sending him patients and he’s helping them to heal from the most deadly of illnesses.

We’ve just been sent a fax by a Doctor of Osteopathy who was very impressed with the outcome, thus far, of one of his patients who was in the hands of Dr Sam.

Here is a copy of the fax (you can see the actual fax, it’s very hard to read, by clicking here: Fax):

W returned to the office after taking 3 series of 6 autogenous injections with Dr. Sam. She is a patient who suffered from ovarian cancer with metastasis to the omentum and peritoneum.

Recent lab work shoed a change from her surgery, where she was 498 for the CA125. She is now a 55 with a normal scale of 0 – 35. All other lab, electrolytes, liver, kidney, CBC, urines, BUN, Creatinine, were all well within normal limits. She is a vibrant 70 year old that you would have no impression of previous ovarian cancer with surgery being don in April. She has improved tremendously and looks forward to a total cure in the future.

 MPI was recently done and there were no masses, no presacral abscesses. There is a small right inguinal lymphadenopathy for which we have made the decision not to biopsy at this time. There is some residual ascites in the dependent pelvis which causes some mass effect on the bladder dome. The patient does have some bladder irritation, but his [sic.] irritation my be due to surgical sequelae. She has no abdominal pain, no palpable masses, no discomfort and no recent weight loss. Blood pressure is 110/68. She seems to be doing just fine.

We will keep you up to date. Any information you can pass on to me will be greatly appreciated.

John A Rosella, D.O.
Milford Health Care Clinic


My Latest Photos


Because of our legal hassles and money issues, I’ve not spent much time posting my photography online. Everyone associated with our organization has been focusing on just staying above water. We’ve had to go VERY commercial, loading tons of ads at our site and I’ve been spending way too much money looking for fund raisers and grant writers.

I am also working with a woman who sells art to come up with a strategy for selling my best photos in such a way that will bring in some good money. So, expect soon a web site selling signed and numbered collector editions of some of my pictures.

The good news is that I’ve won 4 awards since last year.

My first good shots of this year finally produced success. For over 10 years I’ve been trying to capture a good shot of a wood duck. I’ve sat under a picnic table, covered with bed sheets, and my lens sticking out. I’ve taken hundreds of pictures of wood ducks, but there was not enough light to capture their colors. And then, when the light finally reached the water, there were no ducks.

This year, I got him. The light hit the water and this handsome fellow showed up. I took seven very quick pictures, and this is the best. If you go to this site, you can see pictures of him and his bride: Nature Photos Page One

This summer, I had a reunion with my unit from Vietnam. Because I am a photographer, I drive to locations. I was told that I just had to capture the Cumberland Falls in Kentucky. That was my first stop. I took well over 30 pictures there, and for some of them I used a neutral density filter which is like dark sunglasses. It allows less light in, thus allowing me to keep the shutter open just a little longer. This shot had the shutter open for a third of a second. To grasp the actual size of the falls, all you have to do is find the man in the flat bottomed boat in the bottom right of the photo.

Here he is blown up, and you’ll see that he’s a bit out of focus, mainly because the shutter was open for a third of a second. The amazing thing is how good he looks anyway, considering the lens was open that long.

I’m very happy how this turned out.

In Alabama we went to the Army Air Museum where I took hundreds of pictures, but have not yet posted them. Someday I’ll have to post all the pix to my trip; someday when I get enough time to do this.

But it was a foggy morning, just an hour outside of Washington DC when I captured the picture of a lifetime.

The roads are very thin with no shoulders. There was a light fog over everything and I had been up all night waiting for these movements. I had prayed for fog because I knew of the rolling hills, the horses in the fields, the beautiful farms, and the famous rock walls. I took a lot of shots that morning. But, while driving along at fifty miles per hour, out of the corner of my eye, I saw something and asked myself, “Did I just see swans?”

I quickly stopped the car and pulled off the road nearly rolling over. I put my emergency flashers on and ran back and took 18 pictures.

Here is the picture of a life time; it’s won three awards already and is going into a book of photography called Endless Journeys.

And finally, I have a picture of a model that I can post here, because even though it is nude, it’s suitable for mixed company and any age group. I call her the Golden Girl.

In the coming months I will create a site to sell collector editions of a handful of photos. Please visit my photo art site and find something you like. Click and drag it into an email. The more responses I get the more odds of choosing your photo for reproductions.

Extent of Mercury Pollution More Widespread, Report Shows
Wildlife Ranging from Mountain Songbirds to Marine Mammals at Risk


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Published September 19, 2006

WASHINGTON, DC (September 19) Mercury pollution is making its way into nearly every habitat in the U.S., exposing countless species of wildlife to potentially harmful levels of mercury, a new report from the National Wildlife Federation shows.

“From songbirds to alligators, turtles to bats, eagles to otters, mercury is accumulating in nearly every corner of the food chain,” says Catherine Bowes, Northeast Program Manager for the National Wildlife Federation and principal author of the report. “This report paints a compelling picture of mercury contamination in the U.S., and many more species are at risk than we previously thought. Fish, long thought to be the key species affected by mercury, are just the tip of the iceberg.”

The National Wildlife Federation report, Poisoning Wildlife: The Reality of Mercury Pollution, is a compilation of over 65 published studies finding elevated levels of mercury in a wide range of wildlife species. The report highlights mercury levels in fish, mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians living in freshwater, marine, and forest habitats from across the country.

The accumulation of mercury in fish has been well-understood for years, leading 46 states in the U.S. to issue consumption advisories warning people to limit or avoid eating certain species of fish. However, scientists have recently discovered that mercury accumulates in forest soils, indicating that wildlife that live and feed outside aquatic habitats are also at risk of exposure to mercury.

“Scientific understanding of the extent of mercury contamination in wildlife has expanded significantly in recent years,” says Dr. David Evers of the Biodiversity Research Institute, wildlife toxicologist and leading researcher in this field. “We are finding mercury accumulation in far more species, and at much higher levels, than we previously thought was occurring. This poses a very real threat to the health of many wildlife populations, some of which are highly endangered.”

Mercury accumulation in fish is not only a concern for the health of people who eat them, it also poses a threat to the fish themselves. Poisoning Wildlife pulls together the major findings from over 20 of the 65 published studies that attribute adverse health impacts on fish, birds, and mammals with elevated mercury levels in those species. Fish with high mercury levels have difficulty schooling and spawning, birds lay fewer eggs and have trouble caring for their chicks, and mammals have impaired motor skills that affect their ability to hunt and find food.

Several states have already taken action to reduce mercury pollution from major sources like waste incinerators, chlorine manufacturers, power plants, and consumer products, and the results are very promising. In places where mercury emissions have been cut, such as Florida, Wisconsin, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts, mercury levels in fish and wildlife have been reduced in a matter of years, not decades, as scientists have previously thought.

“Now that we have hard evidence that mercury is affecting more species than originally thought, anything short of phasing out this toxic metal is inadequate,” says Bowes. “The discovery of mercury in so many different species is a wake-up call. We need to ensure that all is being done to help wildlife cope with the stresses of a changing climate. Eliminating known threats like mercury is a critical place to start.”

The scientific studies compiled in the report show mercury in a wide variety of species:

Poisoning Wildlife: The Reality of Mercury Pollution is available at www.nwf.org/news.

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Immediate Release: September 19, 2006

Contact: Catherine Bowes, NWF, 802 229-0650 ext. 310
Lisa Swann, NWF, 703 438-6083

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When vitamin C in your drink can cause cancer
by Robert Jay Rowen, MD


Last week, I told you about a wonderful beverage you can drink instead of water. Unfortunately, many people drink soft drinks instead of water. You may already know how terrible these beverages are for you health. Even if it's one of the heavily advertised sugar-free drinks, the artificial sweeteners can create major problems. There's no evidence that using them helps you lose weight. And some chemicals, such as aspartame, can damage your neurons.

But now there's an even bigger reason to avoid soft drinks. Many of these drinks have sodium benzoate as an ingredient. It's a common preservative you'll find in many processed foods. Food manufacturers typically use sodium benzoate in acidic foods because it controls bacteria, mold, yeasts, and other microbes. In addition to soft drinks, you'll find it in juices, pickles, salad dressings, and jams. You'll also find it in your car's anti-freeze, as it also inhibits corrosion.

By itself, there's no evidence the preservative causes any problems in people. However, when you mix sodium benzoate with ascorbic acid (vitamin C), a chemical reaction occurs. It turns the mixture into benzene. And benzene is a proven carcinogen.

In an effort to make their drinks more nutritious, many soft drink manufacturers are adding vitamin C to their drinks. And you'll also find the same problem with naturally occurring vitamin C in many canned juice drinks.

How bad is the problem? The FDA recently tested 84 soft drink products and found that 54 of them had some detectable benzene. And some had levels as high as 79.2 ppb. Federal rules specify less than 5 ppb in drinking water. But there's no legal limit on benzene in drinkable fluids other than water. Isn't that a bit strange? In 2001, California published information that manufacturers should keep benzene levels below 0.15 ppb.

The soft drink industry is quietly moving to do something about it. That's about 15 years too late. Testing in 1990 first revealed that some diet soft drinks may contain benzene.

Action to take: This is not a small thing, although the so-called experts will try to tell you that there's no harm at these benzene levels. But there is no safe level of benzene. And no one is talking about how it reacts with other carcinogens in your body, which could be a serious problem. We already know it reacts with healthy substances like vitamin C.

There is a solution. Eliminate all processed foods and unnatural drinks. All processed foods have chemicals in them for preservation. And many of these preservatives can damage your health.

Yours for better health and medical freedom,
Robert Jay Rowen, MD

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Are you afraid of the Liberal Agenda?

Here is just a part of Nancy Pelosi's "First 100 Hours"

  • Ethics Reform (break the link between lobbyists and legislation).

  • Raise the Minimum Wage (supported by 92% of Americans).

  • End deficit spending.

  • Enact all the recommendations made by the commission that investigated the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Cut the interest rate on student loans in half.

  • Allow the government to negotiate directly with the pharmaceutical companies for lower drug prices for Medicare patients.

  • Broaden the types of stem cell research allowed with federal funds ("I hope with a veto-proof majority," she added in an Associated Press interview).

You can read Nancy Pelosi's own words here: One Hundred Hours  

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A Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives

To My Conservative Brothers and Sisters,

I know you are dismayed and disheartened at the results of last week's election. You're worried that the country is heading toward a very bad place you don't want it to go. Your 12-year Republican Revolution has ended with so much yet to do, so many promises left unfulfilled. You are in a funk, and I understand.

Well, cheer up, my friends! Do not despair. I have good news for you. I, and the millions of others who are now in charge with our Democratic Congress, have a pledge we would like to make to you, a list of promises that we offer you because we value you as our fellow Americans. You deserve to know what we plan to do with our newfound power -- and, to be specific, what we will do to you and for you.

Thus, here is our Liberal's Pledge to Disheartened Conservatives:

Dear Conservatives and Republicans,

I, and my fellow signatories, hereby make these promises to you:

1. We will always respect you for your conservative beliefs. We will never, ever, call you "unpatriotic" simply because you disagree with us. In fact, we encourage you to dissent and disagree with us.

2. We will let you marry whomever you want, even when some of us consider your behavior to be "different" or "immoral." Who you marry is none of our business. Love and be in love -- it's a wonderful gift.

3. We will not spend your grandchildren's money on our personal whims or to enrich our friends. It's your checkbook, too, and we will balance it for you.

4. When we soon bring our sons and daughters home from Iraq, we will bring your sons and daughters home, too. They deserve to live. We promise never to send your kids off to war based on either a mistake or a lie.

5. When we make America the last Western democracy to have universal health coverage, and all Americans are able to get help when they fall ill, we promise that you, too, will be able to see a doctor, regardless of your ability to pay. And when stem cell research delivers treatments and cures for diseases that affect you and your loved ones, we'll make sure those advances are available to you and your family, too.

6. Even though you have opposed environmental regulation, when we clean up our air and water, we, the Democratic majority, will let you, too, breathe the cleaner air and drink the purer water.

7. Should a mass murderer ever kill 3,000 people on our soil, we will devote every single resource to tracking him down and bringing him to justice. Immediately. We will protect you.

8. We will never stick our nose in your bedroom or your womb. What you do there as consenting adults is your business. We will continue to count your age from the moment you were born, not the moment you were conceived.

9. We will not take away your hunting guns. If you need an automatic weapon or a handgun to kill a bird or a deer, then you really aren't much of a hunter and you should, perhaps, pick up another sport. We will make our streets and schools as free as we can from these weapons and we will protect your children just as we would protect ours.

10. When we raise the minimum wage, we will pay you -- and your employees -- that new wage, too. When women are finally paid what men make, we will pay conservative women that wage, too.

11. We will respect your religious beliefs, even when you don't put those beliefs into practice. In fact, we will actively seek to promote your most radical religious beliefs ("Blessed are the poor," "Blessed are the peacemakers," "Love your enemies," "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God," and "Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me."). We will let people in other countries know that God doesn't just bless America, he blesses everyone. We will discourage religious intolerance and fanaticism -- starting with the fanaticism here at home, thus setting a good example for the rest of the world.

12. We will not tolerate politicians who are corrupt and who are bought and paid for by the rich. We will go after any elected leader who puts him or herself ahead of the people. And we promise you we will go after the corrupt politicians on our side FIRST. If we fail to do this, we need you to call us on it. Simply because we are in power does not give us the right to turn our heads the other way when our party goes astray. Please perform this important duty as the loyal opposition.

I promise all of the above to you because this is your country, too. You are every bit as American as we are. We are all in this together. We sink or swim as one. Thank you for your years of service to this country and for giving us the opportunity to see if we can make things a bit better for our 300 million fellow Americans -- and for the rest of the world.


Michael Moore
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"The Drugs I Need!"
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Lafter is the Best Medicine



A little old man shuffled slowly into an ice cream parlor and pulled himself slowly, painfully, up onto a stool. After catching his breath, he ordered a banana split.

The waitress asked kindly, "Crushed nuts?"

"No," he replied, "arthritis."

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Morris, a 72 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

A couple of days later the doctor spoke to Morris and said, "You're really doing great, aren't you?"

Morris replied, "Just doing what you said, Doc. 'Get a hot mamma and be cheerful.'"

The doctor said, "I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur. Be careful.'"

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A man was telling his neighbor, "I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's state of the art. It's perfect."

"Really," answered the neighbor. "What kind is it?"

"Twelve thirty."

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A couple in their seventies are both having problems remembering things. They decide to go to the doctor for a checkup. The  doctor tells them that they're physically okay,  but they might want to start writing things down  to help them remember.

Later that night, while watching TV, the old man gets up from his chair and his wife asks, "Where are you going?"

"To the kitchen" he replies.

"Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?"


"Don't you think you should write it down so you can remember it?" she asks.

"No, I can remember it."

"Well, I'd like some strawberries on top, too. You'd better write it down because you know you'll
forget it."

He says, "I can remember that! You want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries."

"I'd also like whipped cream. I'm certain you'll forget that, so you'd better write it down!" she

Irritated, he says, "I don't need to write it down, I can remember it! Leave me alone! Ice cream with strawberries and whipped cream - I got it, for goodness sake!" Then he grumbles off into the

After about 20 minutes the old man returns from the kitchen and hands his wife a plate of bacon
and eggs. She stares at the plate for a moment and says, “I knew you should have written it down. You forgot my toast.”

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A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy: "So I hear you're getting married?"


”Do I know her?"


"This woman, is she good looking?"

"Not really."

"Is she a good cook?"

"Naw, she can't cook too well."

"Does she have lots of money?"

"Nope. Poor as a church mouse."

"Well then, is she good in bed?"

"I don't know."

"Why in the world do you want to marry her then?"

"Because she can still drive!"

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Three old guys are out walking.

First one says, "Windy, isn't it?"

Second one says, "No, its Thursday!"

Third one says, "So am I. Let's go get a beer."

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According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeers grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeers retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl.

We should've known. ONLY women would be able to drag a fat man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

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True Story: November 15, 2004


GAUHATI, India -- Wild elephant herds have been terrorizing India's remote northeast, killing people, flattening houses and even guzzling local rice beer supplies, prompting villagers to retaliate against the pachyderms with firecrackers and bonfires. With an estimated 5,000 elephants, Assam state has the largest concentration of wild Asiatic elephants in India, said M.C. Malakar, Assam's Chief Wildlife Warden. The big herds, faced with shrinking forest cover and human encroachment of their corridors, venture into human settlements looking for food and attack those who try to stop them. The wild elephants have stampeded across the region, stomping down houses and feasting on standing crops, Pradyut Bordoloi, Assam state's forest minister, said Saturday. Rice beer is an attraction. Workers in tea plantations in Assam make rice beer at home and store it in drums. ''There are many instances of wild elephants guzzling the brew and returning for more,'' Bordoloi said. Wild elephants have killed at least 22 people so far this year in the state, wildlife authorities say. A rapidly shrinking habitat is the main reason for elephants killing more than 600 people in the past 15 years, the authorities say. On Oct. 26, wild elephants guzzled rice beer kept in drums in Marongi village and then went on a rampage, trampling three people to death and wounding two others, India media reported. A government ban on capturing elephants and restrictions on sending them to other states has aggravated Assam's problem. The state has created buffer zones to tackle the menace. An area on the periphery of villages is cultivated with plants found palatable by the elephants, and the second layer has plants like mustard that elephants shun.

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Monty Python's Expanding Universe

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Since you’ve made it this far, all the way to the end, I have a special treat for you.

I’m a movie buff. I must have a collection of well over 3000 movies on DVD. When I create a DVD (I Tivo classics daily), I like to put some cartoons on the DVD too. People my age remember back to a time when the movie was first preceded by a cartoon. Today we’re bombarded with previews.

I’m a bit of a classic cartoon buff too. I have nearly all of Bette Boop, including a few in which Cab Calloway sings about cocaine and heroin and one with Louis Armstrong, his first time ever in a film, in which he sang: I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead, You Rascal You.

I’ve recently recorded Bugs Bunny’s first cartoon, Porky Pig’s first, Pepé Le Pew’s first, and Tweety Bird’s first cartoon when he was pink, not yellow.

I’d heard that during the war, Hollywood got away with things because the censors weren’t on their toes. And I’d heard that there was a Bugs Bunny cartoon in which he steps out of a shower, his towel drops for a second, and for four frames, we see his furry penis. So, for a few years now, I’ve been watching a lot of Bugs Bunny. You won’t believe how many showers this rabbit has taken. But just last month, I finally found it. I slowed the scene down and sure enough, the urban legend was right this time.

And now, for my readers, I have the picture right here. Just click on it.

Interestingly enough, I’m a contributor at the Internet Movie Database, and this is one update they’ve refused to publish.

Here is something I did for my neighbor (it was his Christmas present last year): Sally Loomis. Sally Loomis was his mother. I’ve even put her photos at our site, and linked to them from the IMDB site: Sally Loomis Photos.


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