“LOVE POTION” for Valentines day-
A list of 6 do it yourself formulas,why not make your own-
pick your favorite formula……………..
“LOVE POTION” for Valentines day-
A list of 6 do it yourself formulas,why not make your own-
pick your favorite formula……………..
data thanks to; university of maryland
Tea has been cultivated for centuries, beginning in India and China. Today, tea is the most widely-consumed beverage in the world, second only to water. Hundreds of millions of people drink tea, and studies suggest that green tea (Camellia sinesis) in particular has many health benefits.
There are 3 main varieties of tea — green, black, and oolong. The difference is in how the teas are processed. Green tea is made from unfermented leaves and reportedly contains the highest concentration of powerful antioxidants called polyphenols. Antioxidants are substances that fight free radicals — damaging compounds in the body that change cells, damage DNA, and even cause cell death. Many scientists believe that free radicals contribute to the aging process, as well as the development of a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants, such as polyphenols in green tea, can neutralize free radicals and may reduce or even help prevent some of the damage they cause.
In traditional Chinese and Indian medicine, practitioners used green tea as a stimulant, a diuretic (to help rid the body of excess fluid), an astringent (to control bleeding and help heal wounds), and to improve heart health. Other traditional uses of green tea include treating gas, regulating body temperature and blood sugar, promoting digestion, and improving mental processes.
Green tea has been extensively studied in people, animals, and laboratory experiments. Results from these studies suggest that green tea may help treat the following health conditions:
Population-based studies indicate that the antioxidant properties of green tea may help prevent atherosclerosis, particularly coronary artery disease. Population-based studies are studies that follow large groups of people over time or studies that compare groups of people living in different cultures or with different diets.
Researchers believe green tea reduces the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Studies show that black tea has similar effects. In fact, researchers estimate that the rate of heart attack decreases by 11% with consumption of 3 cups of tea per day.
However, in May 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected a petition from tea makers to allow tea labels to claim that green tea reduces the risk of heart disease. The FDA concluded that there is no credible evidence to support that claim.
Research shows that green tea lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL (“good”) cholesterol in both animals and people. One population-based clinical study found that men who drink green tea are more likely to have lower total cholesterol than those who do not drink green tea.
Results from one animal study suggest that polyphenols in green tea may block cholesterol from being absorbed in the intestine and also help the body get rid of cholesterol. In another small study of male smokers, researchers found that green tea significantly reduced blood levels of harmful LDL cholesterol.
Several population-based studies suggest that both green and black teas help protect against cancer. For example, cancer rates tend to be low in countries such as Japan where people regularly consume green tea. However, it is not possible to know for sure from these studies whether green tea actually prevents cancer in people.
Early clinical studies suggest that the polyphenols in tea, especially green tea, may play an important role in the prevention of cancer. Researchers also believe that polyphenols help kill cancerous cells and stop them from growing.
Bladder cancer. Only a few studies have examined the relationship between bladder cancer and drinking tea. In one study that compared people with and without bladder cancer, researchers found that women who drank black tea and powdered green tea were less likely to develop bladder cancer. A follow-up clinical study by the same group of researchers revealed that people with bladder cancer — particularly men — who drank green tea had a better 5-year survival rate than those who did not drink green tea. People with cancer should consult with their doctor before adding tea to their regimen.
Breast cancer. Studies in animals and test tubes suggest that polyphenols in green tea inhibit the growth of breast cancer cells. In one study of 472 women with various stages of breast cancer, researchers found that women who drank the most green tea had the least spread of cancer. It was especially true in premenopausal women in the early stages of breast cancer. They also found that women with early stages of the disease who drank at least 5 cups of tea daily before being diagnosed with cancer were less likely to have the cancer come back after they finished treatment. However, women with late stages of breast cancer had little or no improvement from drinking green tea.
There is no clear evidence one way or the other about green tea and breast cancer prevention. In one very large study, researchers found that drinking tea, green or any other type, was not associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer. However, when the researchers broke down the sample by age, they found that women under the age of 50 who consumed 3 or more cups of tea per day were 37% less likely to develop breast cancer compared to women who didn’t drink tea.
Ovarian cancer. In a study done with ovarian cancer patients in China, researchers found that women who drank at least one cup of green tea per day lived longer with the disease than those who didn’t drink green tea. In fact, those who drank the most tea, lived the longest. But other studies found no beneficial effects.
Colorectal cancer. Studies on the effects of green tea on colon or rectal cancer have showed conflicting results. Some studies show decreased risk in those who drink the tea, while others show increased risk. In one study, women who drank 5 or more cups of green tea per day had a lower risk of colorectal cancer compared to non-tea-drinkers. However, there was no protective effect for men. Other studies show that drinking tea regularly may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in women. More research is needed before researchers can recommend green tea for the prevention of colorectal cancer.
Esophageal cancer. Studies in laboratory animals have found that green tea polyphenols inhibit the growth of esophageal cancer cells. However, studies in people have produced conflicting findings. For example, one large-scale population-based study found that green tea offered protection against the development of esophageal cancer, particularly among women. Another population-based study found just the opposite — green tea consumption was associated with an increased risk of esophageal cancer. In fact, the stronger and hotter the tea, the greater the risk. Given these conflicting results, more research is needed before scientists can recommend green tea for the prevention of esophageal cancer.
Lung cancer. While green tea polyphenols have been shown to inhibit the growth of human lung cancer cells in test tubes, few clinical studies have looked at the link between drinking green tea and lung cancer in people. These studies that have been done have found conflicting results. One population-based study found that Okinawan tea — similar to green tea but partially fermented — was associated with lower lung cancer risk, particularly among women. But a second study found that green tea and black tea increased the risk of lung cancer. More studies are needed before researchers can draw any conclusions about green tea and lung cancer. Green tea should not be used by patients on bortezomib therapy.
Pancreatic cancer. In one large-scale clinical study researchers compared green tea drinkers with nondrinkers and found that those who drank the most tea were less likely to develop pancreatic cancer. This was particularly true for women — those who drank the most green tea were half as likely to develop pancreatic cancer as those who drank less tea. Men who drank the most tea were 37% less likely to develop pancreatic cancer.
However, it is not clear from this population-based study whether green tea is solely responsible for lowering pancreatic cancer risk. More studies in animals and people are needed before researchers can recommend green tea for the prevention of pancreatic cancer.
Prostate cancer. Laboratory studies have found that green tea extracts prevent the growth of prostate cancer cells in test tubes. In a large clinical study in Southeast China researchers found that the risk of prostate cancer went down with increasing frequency, duration, and quantity of green tea consumption. However, both green and black tea extracts also stimulated genes that cause cells to be less sensitive to chemotherapy drugs. People who are undergoing chemotherapy should ask their doctors before drinking green or black tea, or taking tea supplements.
Skin cancer. The main polyphenol in green tea is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Scientific studies suggest that EGCG and green tea polyphenols have anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that may help prevent the development and growth of skin tumors.
Stomach cancer. Laboratory studies have found that green tea polyphenols inhibit the growth of stomach cancer cells in test tubes. But studies in people have been less conclusive. In two studies that compared green tea drinkers with nondrinkers, researchers found that people who drank tea were about half as likely to develop stomach cancer and stomach inflammation as those who did not drink green tea. However, a clinical study with more than 26,000 men and women in Japan found no association between green tea and stomach cancer risk. Some studies even suggest that green tea may increase the risk of stomach cancer.
More studies are underway to see whether green tea helps reduce the risk of stomach cancer.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Green tea may help reduce inflammation associated with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, the two types of IBD. If green tea proves to help prevent colon cancer, it would also help those with IBD because they are at higher risk for colon cancer.
Green tea has been used traditionally to control blood sugar levels. Animal studies suggest that green tea may help prevent the development of type 1 diabetes and slow the progression once it has developed. In people with type 1 diabetes, their bodies make little or no insulin, which helps convert glucose or sugar into energy. Green tea may help regulate glucose in the body.
A few small clinical studies have found that taking a green tea extract daily lowered the hemoglobin A1c level in people with borderline diabetes.
Population-based studies have shown that men who drink more than 10 cups of green tea per day are less likely to develop liver problems. Green tea also seems to protect the liver from the damaging effects of toxic substances such as alcohol. Animal studies have shown that green tea helps protect against liver tumors in mice.
Results from several animal and human studies suggest that catechins, the plant chemicals in green tea, may help treat viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver. In these studies, catechin was used by itself in very high amounts. It is not clear whether green tea, which has a lower concentration of catechins, would have the same benefits. It’s important to note that 10 cups of green tea a day could cause problems due to high levels of caffeine. Ask your doctor about the best way to include green tea in your treatment.
Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat. One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in people who were overweight and moderately obese. Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for its fat-burning effect.
Preliminary studies suggest that drinking green tea can help prevent dental cavities. More studies need to be done. Green tea may also be useful in inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis. Research suggests that green tea may help arthritis by reducing inflammation and slowing the breakdown of cartilage. Chemicals in green tea may help treat genital warts, treat dermatologic conditions, and prevent symptoms of colds and flu. Green tea may play a role in preventive Parkinson’s disease and osteoporosis. Studies also show that drinking green tea is associated with reduced risk of dying from any cause.
Green, black, and oolong tea are all derived from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. Originally cultivated in East Asia, this plant grows as large as a shrub or tree. Today, Camellia sinensis grows throughout Asia and parts of the Middle East and Africa.
People in Asian countries more commonly consume green and oolong tea while black tea is most popular in the United States. Green tea is prepared from unfermented leaves, the leaves of oolong tea are partially fermented, and black tea is fully fermented. The more the leaves are fermented, the lower the polyphenol content and the higher the caffeine content. Green tea has the highest polyphenol content while black tea has roughly 2 to 3 times the caffeine content of green tea.
Researchers think the health properties of green tea are mostly due to polyphenols, chemicals with potent antioxidant potential. In fact, the antioxidant effects of polyphenols seem to be greater than vitamin C. The polyphenols in green tea also give it a somewhat bitter flavor.
Polyphenols contained in teas are classified as catechins. Green tea contains six primary catechin compounds: catechin, gallaogatechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin gallate, and apigallocatechin gallate (also known as EGCG). EGCG is the most studied polyphenol component in green tea and the most active.
Green tea also contains alkaloids including caffeine, theobromine, and theophylline. They provide green tea’s stimulant effects. L-theanine, an amino acid compound found in green tea, has been studied for its calming effects on the nervous system.
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No matter who you are or what your goals are, you need to detoxify. Did you know the secret to an effective “whole body detox” might just be carbon? Actually, activated carbon (aka activated charcoal) is the more accurate term.
The first recorded use of charcoal for medicinal purposes was found in Egyptian papyri around 1500 BC as a method of staving off infection from open wounds. Since then, healers have used activated charcoal to soak up poisons and improve intestinal health through a process called “adsorption.” No, that’s not a misspelling. It’s important to understand the difference between absorption and adsorption. When something is absorptive, that means it soaks up other substances, but when something is adsorptive, that means it binds to substances. Activated charcoal actually uses a thin film on its outside surface to bind toxins and poisons.
Ancient physicians used regular charcoal for a variety of medical purposes, including treating epilepsy and anthrax. In the early 20thcentury, the development of activated charcoal sparked many medical journals to publish research revealing its effectiveness as an antidote for poisons. Today, beyond use in hospitals as an antidote for drugs and poisons, activated charcoal is a global remedy for general detoxification and intestinal disorders.
You make activated charcoal by burning a source of carbon (wood or debris or coconut shells). The high temperature removes all the oxygen and activates it with gases like steam. Basically the process that creates activated charcoal (steam heating and oxidation) ends up creating an adsorbent internal lattice of very fine pores that capture, bind, and remove poisons, heavy metals, chemicals, bacteria, toxins, and intestinal gases which have thousands of times more weight than the charcoal itself.
It’s hard to believe, but just two grams of activated charcoal powder has about the same surface area as an entire NFL football field! The porous surface has a negative electric charge that attracts positively charged toxins and poisons; it binds them, and escorts them out of your body through the elimination process of your intestines.
Toxins from low quality, GMO, processed food, and environmental pollution are real problems. It is important to help your body eliminate them to promote a healthy digestive system and brain. Chronic exposure to toxins produces cellular damage, allergic reactions, compromised immunity, and more rapid aging.
Regular use of activated charcoal can remove unwanted toxins from your body, leaving you feeling renewed and more vibrant − often in minutes! Activated charcoal helps unwanted bacteria move through your system faster before they spread and multiply, helping you feel better faster. In addition, activated charcoal flushes out all the toxic heavy metals (such as arsenic, copper, mercury, and lead) that are stored in your body, sometimes for decades.
The best long-term study on the detoxification benefits of activated charcoal was conducted by Professors David O. Cooney (University of Wyoming) and Thomas T. Struhsaker (Duke University). The two professors learned that the monkeys on the African island of Zanzibar eat charcoal from burned tree stumps in order to detoxify.
I understand if the idea of swallowing a spoonful of what is essentially ash may not tickle your fancy. However, activated charcoal is completely odorless, tasteless, and safe to consume and can be purchased in handy capsules or tablets. And it’s a powerful detoxifying agent to boot!
This vaccine has only been on my peripheral radar because they aren’t trying to shoot up my infant with it (yet). But, I do have friends and family with young daughters approaching the age where their doctor may insist they need this poison.
Reasons NOT to get the Gardasil vaccine for your daughter:
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data thanks to the university of Maryland medical center-
Whether or not your doctor prescribes medication to lower your blood pressure, you need to make changes in your diet and lifestyle. Your treatment plan may also include a range of complementary and alternative therapies (CAM). Ask your doctor how to incorporate these therapies into your overall treatment plan.
DO NOT stop taking your medication without your doctor’s supervision. Quickly stopping some types of blood pressure medications can cause blood pressure to rise extremely high, which could cause stroke, heart attack, or other medical complications. Always tell your health care provider about the herbs and supplements you are using or considering using.
The following lifestyle changes will help treat high blood pressure:
Eating a healthy diet that is low in saturated fat and salt can help lower blood pressure. Following these nutritional tips may help:
Some vitamins and supplements may help lower blood pressure, although scientific evidence is mixed. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any vitamins or supplements, especially if you take medicine for high blood pressure.
Herbs may strengthen and tone the body’s systems. As with any therapy, you should work with your health care provider before starting treatment. You may use herbs as dried extracts (capsules, powders, or teas), glycerites (glycerine extracts), or tinctures (alcohol extracts). Unless otherwise indicated, make teas with 1 tsp. herb per cup of hot water. Steep covered 5 to 10 minutes for leaf or flowers, and 10 to 20 minutes for roots. Drink 2 to 4 cups per day. You may use tinctures alone or in combination as noted.
Talk to your doctor before taking any herbs to treat hypertension, especially if you already take medication to control blood pressure.
Few studies have examined the effectiveness of specific homeopathic remedies. A professional homeopath, however, may recommend one or more of the following treatments for hypertension based on their knowledge and clinical experience. Before prescribing a remedy, homeopaths take into account a person’s constitutional type, includes your physical, emotional, and intellectual makeup. An experienced homeopath assesses all of these factors when determining the most appropriate remedy for a particular person.Enclosed is a short list of homeopathic remedies,there may be another possible 15-30 other remedies that may be a better fit.
Several studies suggest the using acupuncture helps lower blood pressure. More research is needed.
Massage may help people with high blood pressure cope with stress. One study found that people with hypertension who got massage had lower blood pressure and steroid hormones, an indicator of stress. People with hypertension who tend to have high levels of stress may be helped by massage therapy.
The association between stress and hypertension is complicated and somewhat controversial. The best evidence of a relaxation technique that reduces blood pressure is for transcendental meditation (TM). Several studies also say that yoga may help lower blood pressure.
Your doctor will check your blood pressure often while you are pregnant. Some women get hypertension for the first time during pregnancy. If this happens, you may need medication. Preeclampsia, which involves high blood pressure during pregnancy, can be life threatening. In preeclampsia, high blood pressure happens along with other symptoms, such as swelling of the ankles and legs, blurred vision, liver test abnormalities, and protein in the urine.
CEASE Therapy and Autism
Gina, CEASE stands for, what? Wait…don’t tell me, don’t tell me…Tell me!
Complete Elimination of Autistic Spectrum Expression
I suppose we have to define what autism is. Autism is a spectrum of mental and physical disorders, often including seizures, obstinate behavior, stubborn adherence to rituals, fixations, violent behavior, screaming, tantrums, hyperactivity, inappropriate or lack of communication with others, developmental delay, and so on, caused by inflammation of the brain. Would you agree? As I understand it, according to the CDC, 1 in 68 children in the United States is autistic and 1 in 6 has a learning disability.
Do you know what the figure was for the mid ’70’s? I have heard it was 1 in 2,500, I have also heard 1 in 5,000. What does the medical profession say is causing this bizarre outbreak among children?
The allopathic medical profession has no clue what is causing autism; it’s either that or they just have their head in the sand and don’t want to know. Each time a parent questions them they get a generic answer, “It’s in your genetics, your child was born with the gene.”
That’s exactly what I’ve heard, “You have the gene!” But, this is their answer for everything including high blood pressure, cancer and almost any other disease you bring up to them! “It’s your genes, you have the gene!” This shields them from ever having to take responsibility for their own role in these diseases, their toxic treatments for everything under the sun; or, the role played by their corporate allies in the processed food industry, the bio-tech industry, etc.
From the perspective of a homeopath, it is beyond obvious! Homeopaths search to find a “causal factor” in every case they treat, and it often points to a drug or vaccine. “Never been well since vaccination.”
Not sure of the numbers of autistic kids in the 70’s but it increased by leaps and bounds when they added more vaccines to the schedule around 1986.
That’s because in 1986, the pharmaceutical industry won immunity from prosecution with regard to vaccines! They successfully lobbied Congress, the result being that they CAN’T BE SUED. The government covers Big Pharma’s a** with tax-payer dollars. After this major coup, the vaccine schedule increased by leaps and bounds, because, again, they can’t be sued, and hence, the vaccine schedule is now off the charts! (If you are injured by a vaccine, you have to go to “vaccine court”, part of Health and Human Services. If you are deemed to have been injured, the drug company is held harmless and the government pays for your injuries. So far, “vaccine court” has paid out over 3 billion dollars in damages!)
Autism Spectrum Disorder covers everything you mentioned above and I believe it’s one in every 37 kids at the moment. The planet is toxic: environmentally, the soil, the sky, the air we breathe, the water we drink and all the pharma pills swallowed, and inevitably, the immune system is failing. The nail in the coffin are the highly toxic vaccinations. Elaine, here’s a vaccine insert naming autism as a side-effect of the DTaP shot, aka, “Tripedia”:
“Adverse events reported during post-approval use of Tripedia (diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis vaccine) include idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, SIDS, anaphylactic reaction, cellulitis, autism, convulsion/grand mal convulsion, encephalopathy, hypotonia, neuropathy, somnolence and apnea”
Is this as close as the medical profession gets to admitting autism is a side-effect of vaccines? Well, there it is! Meanwhile, let’s look at this whole list of horrendous “adverse events” and ask ourselves how these vaccines can possibly be labeled as “safe”? Aside from autism, we have: Idiopathic Thrombocytopenia Purpura (ITP)–another disease on the rise in children that never used to exist on a mass scale. (You have no IDEA how many parents of ITP children contact me); SIDS–that’s sudden infant death! Anaphylaxis–that’s a life-threatening allergic reaction. Cellulitis–that’s a very painful skin infection! Convulsions–I think we all know what they are… Encephalopathy–that’s brain damage; Neuropathy (nerve damage)…. It’s insane! How does this get appoved by the FDA, on what basis?
OK, so let me ask you, CEASE therapy is based on the book Autism, Beyond Despair: CEASE Therapy by Tinus Smits, MD. He postulates that it’s not just vaccines causing autism, as we originally thought, but rather any number of drugs the child has taken, even drugs the mother got during childbirth, isn’t that right? Dr. Smits is saying, you have to “antidote” all these drugs by giving them back to the child as homeopathic remedies. Do I have it right so far? My question is, your average child has been given sooooo many drugs and soooo many vaccines, where do you start?! Do you do “reverse order”, a la Hering’s Law, i.e., last drug comes first?
Yes it’s the same. Work in reverse order but only if a pharma drug or vaccination is showing symptoms.
That’s just it, Gina, no one knows which drug or vaccine is responsible for the symptoms because kids are given drugs all the time! Typical situation: mother brings autistic 4 year old to you. He’s had all the vaccines, Tylenol for fevers, antibiotics for ear infections, seizure drugs for seizures, some of these kids are on anti-psychotics, then there’s the epidural and Demerol the mother had during labor, not to mention all the ultrasounds…
Yes all these drugs are prescribed in potency from 30C to 10M. By careful casetaking the homeopath can weave her way through the Maze of toxins taken by these children, and that’s why not just anyone can be certified. I have had many parents ask me “can I take the CEASE certification course?”….. It’s not as simple as just taking the course; a trained background of classical homeopathy is a must. The constitutional remedy of the patient is used in the cease protocol too.
Is there some trick to weaving your way through the maze of toxins taken by these children? (And as you know, in some cases, they’re still taking them!) I have personally heard parents say, “Everything went bad after the MMR.” I tell them to order MMR 30C, the parent gives the remedy, and nothing happens; which, of course, is disheartening! Then you’re thinking, what does this mean? Was MMR 30 given “out of order”? Do we literally need to go backwards from the last drug taken? Was MMR just the straw that broke the camel’s back? Or, should we assume that 30C was too low a potency? Or do you need to give the constitutional remedy first? In other words, how often is getting results just a matter of luck in these cases?