Frankincense: Could it be a cure for cancer?

Cancer hope

'But immunologist Mahmoud Suhail is hoping to open a new chapter in the history of frankincense.

Scientists have observed that there is some agent within frankincense which stops cancer spreading, and which induces cancerous cells to close themselves down. He is trying to find out what this is.

Giant censer in cathedral of Santiago di Compostela
The Catholic church mostly buys Somalian frankincense

"Cancer starts when the DNA code within the cell's nucleus becomes corrupted," he says. "It seems frankincense has a re-set function. It can tell the cell what the right DNA code should be.

"Frankincense separates the 'brain' of the cancerous cell - the nucleus - from the 'body' - the cytoplasm, and closes down the nucleus to stop it reproducing corrupted DNA codes.'

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The Body Politic Affects Your Health: US a Police State...







Monsanto 'Faked' Data For Approvals Claims its Ex-Chief


'The debate on genetically modified (GM) brinjal variety continues to generate heat. Former managing director of Monsanto India, Tiruvadi Jagadisan, is the latest to join the critics of Bt brinjal, perhaps the first industry insider to do so.

Jagadisan, who worked with Monsanto for nearly two decades, including eight years as the managing director of India operations, spoke against the new variety during the public consultation held in Bangalore on Saturday.

On Monday, he elaborated by saying the company "used to fake scientific data" submitted to government regulatory agencies to get commercial approvals for its products in India.'

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Oleander Soup Cancer Cure


Oleander Cures Cancer



By Tony Isaacs

'In the earlier article “An Amazing Discovery in Turkey”, the first of this series of articles about oleander, I described how Doctor H. Z. Ozel discovered an age old remedy for cancer and other conditions in rural Turkey in the early 1960’s and, after successfully treating thousands of patients over the past 40 years, Dr. Ozel patented the medicine and it was entered into FDA trials. Unfortunately, after passing phase I trials, the patented medicine known as Anvirzel™ has languished for lack of funding (many consider a the patent, based on an age old remedy and common plant to be a weak one) and inter-company squabbles – and it may be many years, if ever, before this promising cancer fighter reaches the market as an FDA approved medicine.'


'The good news is that you do not have to wait for the approved medication, because you can make your own oleander extract at home on your stovetop, based on the original patent by Doctor Ozel and the folk remedy that has been used for thousands of years. Oleander is a naturally growing plant found all over the southern and southwestern United States and throughout much of the world, and if it isn’t growing naturally near you, you can order oleander plants from many mail-order nurseries on the internet. (There are also at least three sources of a commercial supplement version I am aware of, but that will have to wait for a subsequent installment in this series.)'


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The Recipe for Oleander Soup:Tips and Advice (cont.)

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Chickenpox Vaccine & Death – New US Government Study


'A newly published study from the US Centers for Disease Control is further formal confirmation chickenpox vaccine damages natural immunity and causes the more serious highly painful potentially fatal condition of shingles: The incidence and clinical characteristics of herpes zoster among children and adolescents after implementation of varicella vaccination.

It is long and well known in numerous studies that shingles cases and deaths in adults and the elderly will increase as natural immunity wanes as a result of the chickenpox vaccine. It is however perplexing that the US CDC study authors declare themselves mystified by the increase in teenage shingles cases shown by their study.'

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A Natural, More Potent Antibiotic



'If you could pick one item for your natural medicine cabinet that could ward off cold and flu viruses, eliminate warts, cold sores, athlete’s foot, dandruff, respiratory tract and sinus infections, what would you choose? If oregano oil doesn’t come to mind, it’s time you gave this overlooked and potent remedy its rightful place in your natural first aid kit. The Research is in: In a study reported by Science Daily Magazine, oil of oregano at relatively low doses was found to be effective against staphylococcus bacteria and was comparable to antibiotics like penicillin in its germ-killing properties.'


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Who Knew? Best Beers for Bone Health...


'The old advertising slogan that "Guinness is Good for You" may have some truth to it after all. Every pint of the black stuff contains as much silicon as a pinch of sand -- and that silicon, according to recent but controversial research, may help to keep your bones strong in old age.'

'Charles Bamforth, a professor of malting and brewing sciences at the University of California, Davis, analyzed the components of 100 different commercial beers purchased at local grocery store. All of the beers contained high levels of . The pale ales had the most, followed by dark malts and then wheat-based beers or light beers.

"Choose the beer you like," recommends Bamforth, whose research appeared in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. "Rejoice in the knowledge that there is a significant amount of silicon in any of them."'


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More Good News: Red Wine and Dark Chocolate Are Cancer Killers


'Red grapes and dark chocolate join blueberries, garlic, soy, and teas as ingredients that starve cancer while feeding bodies, Angiogenesis Foundation head, William Li said at a prestigious TED Conference.


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"We are rating foods based on their cancer-fighting qualities," Li said. "What we eat is really our three times a day."'


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Edible Clay: Healing with Mother Earth


'Today it time to get even more serious about protecting ourselves from the health challenges of tomorrow. We need to have everything on hand at home and in our clinics that we and our patients will need to help them survive the coming world convulsion, which will leave in doubt our access to basic health services and many of the essential medicinals we will need. Personally, I am stocking up on magnesium, iodine, sodium bicarbonate, spirulina and clay and should also be doing so with whole food vitamin C. In addition, every home should have some activated charcoal.

The secret to safe and effective medicine (maintaining or returning to good health) is caught up with the question of how to fix what ails us without suffering from side effects from the medicines we use. There are certain choices we make in life and many of them take us far away from Nature and the basics of life. The earth, though, is literally our mother and has given us part of her in the form of natural medicines to fix what ails us.'


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7 Solutions To Your Sleep Problems




'Make an effort to maintain a consistent pre-bedtime routine. This can include turning off stimulating activities (including electronic gadgets) at least an hour before sleep; utilizing relaxation rituals, such as breath work and progressive relaxation techniques. Keep a regular, reasonable schedule – get to bed as close as possible to the same time every night (ideally by 10:00 p.m.) and wake up at roughly the same reasonable time each morning. Sleep docs actually do call this consistency "good sleep hygiene." Of course, everyone knows that mothers are the best sleep hygienists in the world, but what follows are my best tips that even your mother may not know.'

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FDA Expands Poisoning of Americans with Statins

By Byron J Richards

'The FDA under the Obama administration is proving no different, maybe even worse, than the Bush and Clinton versions. It is now allowing the sales of Crestor to prevent heart disease in people who do not have cholesterol problems. Remember, this is the drug that FDA whistleblower Dr. David Graham told Congress was too dangerous to be on the market for any reason.

This new aspect of the great statin fraud is based on the Jupiter study, which actually proves for the first time that Crestor causes diabetes. This doesn’t seem to bother the industry-friendly FDA. Through the use of statistical gymnastics the Jupiter study warps data to present the notion that taking Crestor can cut the rate of heart attacks in half in people who have elevated C reactive protein.

As I explained back in November of 2008, “This sounds great, except the original risk in the study group was negligible. The data actually means that 120 people would need to take Crestor for 2 years to prevent 1 heart attack or stroke. At a cost of $3.45 a day, that’s $300,000 for Big Pharma to stop one problem. Excuse me, but the only news here is the potential bilking of taxpayers and insurance companies.” Many nutrients safely and easily lower C reactive protein better than Crestor, as does aerobic exercise.

Well, the bilking has arrived. In the face of skyrocketing health care costs that are rooted in no small part by multiple Big Pharma con games (which are often deadly), it is only a matter of time before the Big Pharma bubble bursts – and with it a legion of doctors who have forgotten how to practice medicine or never really knew how in the first place.'


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Mumps Outbreak Spreads Among People Who Got Vaccinated Against Mumps


"The Great Vaccine Hoax"

by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger

'To hear the vaccine pushers say it, all the recent outbreaks of mumps and measles are caused by too few people seeking out vaccinations. It's all those "non-vaccinated people" who are a danger to society, they say, because they can spread disease.

Reality tells a different story, however: It is the vaccinated people who are causing these outbreaks and spreading disease!

Just this week, an outbreak of mumps among more than 1,000 people in New Jersey and New York has raised alarm among infectious disease authorities. The outbreak itself is not unusual, though. What's unusual is that the health authorities slipped up and admitted that most of the people infected with mumps had already been vaccinated against mumps.'

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Scientific Link to Autism Identified



'If it hadn't been for so many parents insisting that vaccines were responsible for the condition, we might never have found the fact that the stabilizer in MMR and a few other vaccines is hydrolyzed gelatin; a substance that is approximately 21% glycine. It appears that, based on readily verifiable science, the use of that form of glycine triggers an imbalance between the amino acid neurotransmitters responsible for the absorption rate of certain classes of cells throughout the body.

'It is that wide-spread disruption that apparently results in the systemic problems that encompass the mind and the body characterized in today's 'classic' autism." He also added, "The use of our model indicates each of the disorders within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is attributable to different disruptions in homeostasis'

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Natural Allergy Relief

'I’ve come to dread spring because of my hay fever. As soon as the season is in bloom, I start sneezing, my eyes get red and watery, and I feel fatigued for weeks—sometimes even months. I’ve tried antihistamines but they dehydrate me. Are there natural treatments that can help?

'Yes. Natural systems of medicine—ayurveda, homeopathy, naturopathy, and herbalism, to name a few—recommend a variety of herbs, supplements, and lifestyle adjustments that can not only relieve your symptoms but begin to address the root causes of allergies from a holistic perspective. I can suggest easy everyday strategies that will guide you toward a sniffle-free spring. But first, let’s look at how allergies begin.'

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Ric Simpson's Last Interview in Canada



Rick Simpson
'Throughout man's history hemp has always been known as the most medicinal plant in the world. Even with this knowledge hemp has always been used as a political and religious football.'
-- Rick Simpson


Visit Ric's Web Site HERE




How Shopping Carts May Be Our Greatest Weapon in the Health Care Fight



'Today, Americans spend almost 20 cents of every dollar managing disease -- diabetes, allergies, asthma, cancer, obesity -- and only 10 cents of every dollar on food.

The jury is still out on what exactly may be causing all of these epidemics, but genetics don't change that quickly, the environment does. And increasing evidence points to the role that diet is playing in the onset of disease.

In a perfect world, we'd all be growing our own organic vegetable garden, but most of us don't yet live in that world. With picky eaters, limited time and a limited budget, we are trying to do the best we can with what we've got and are frustrated by the price discrepancy between conventional food and "organic" food at the grocery store.'

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Nebulizing Magnesium and other Medicinals

by Dr. Mark Sircus. AC.. OMD

'Sometimes very sick people or even animals with a lung ailment do better when taking drugs by nebulization as opposed to orally, because then the embattled system doesn’t need to go through breaking down the medications in the stomach and then delivering them to the lungs through the blood stream. With nebulization medicines get sprayed directly onto the lung tissues where they can most easily be absorbed locally by the lung and brachial cells.

Dr. Shallenberger says, “A nebulizer is able to convert a liquid into tiny bubbles that are so tiny that they can only be seen under a microscope. When these bubbles come out of the nebulizer, they are so small that they look just like smoke. And that’s the magic of a nebulizer. The bubbles are so small that they can be inhaled deep down into the deepest regions of the lungs without any discomfort or irritation. It’s a great way for asthmatics to get the medication they need to open up their lungs.”'

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The Healing Power of Herbal Tea



'Tea goes back to China almost 5,000 years ago. Herbal teas were specially blended from plants that exhibited medicinal properties to maintain health and prevent illness. Find out what makes tea so beneficial and how you can craft your own custom blend to stay healthy!

Technically speaking, tea is the dried and processed leaves of Camellia sinensis, and includes four main varieties: black, oolong, green, and white tea.'

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Thousands Of Natural Health Products, Remedies And Supplements Have Been Suddenly BANNED In Canada



'It seems like almost every day there are news stories which show that it is getting harder and harder to choose an organic lifestyle. Our health freedom is under attack like it never has been before. Now there is this announcement out of Canada (detailed below) which is going to make it much, much more difficult for Canadians to be able to get natural health products and supplements.'


'Those living in the United States should not gloat about this either, because the same type of regulations are slated to be implemented there as well. The truth is that our health and our freedom to make health choices is under attack. Increasingly, government is viewing itself as the all-knowing "Big Brother" that is going to make our choices for us. This is a very disturbing trend and if it continues it could mean some very dark times ahead for those of us who would prefer to live an organic lifestyle.'

'Makers of natural health products in Canada say that they are bracing for widespread layoffs and millions of dollars in losses after Canada's pharmacy regulators issued a surprise directive recently that banned the selling of unlicensed natural supplements and remedies.'




50 Reasons to Protect Infants from Vaccines


Hey! Leave Those Kids Alone...

'Note: I have been corresponding with the Union Health Minister and his department on this subject since 2006. Neither the Minister nor the Ministry have any answer to these points.. Even when Dr Abdul Kalam, then President, raised the subject based on my inputs there was no sincere attempt to clarify the position. I have since then continuously educated the doctors on the subject.'


'I have also written to the current President, Vice President, PM, Sonia, the NHRC, NCPCR, CM’s of various states, MP’s of various political parties and all the medical institutions I can think of. I have also written to the WHO, GAVI, UNICEF & PATH, premier institutions that promote this highly controversial medical intervention . Doctors sympathetic to the cause opine that unless the public realize the dangers from vaccines it will be very difficult to stop this industry sponsored menace. You will agree that there should be a public debate on vaccines, otherwise the unfortunate children do not stand a chance.'

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Cell Phones are Dangerous, But This May Be Far Worse...


'An increasingly alarmed army of international scientists have reached a controversial conclusion: The "electrosmog" that first began developing with the rollout of the electrical grid a century ago and now envelops every inhabitant of Earth is responsible for many of the diseases that impair or kill them.

During the past 100 years, we have methodically filled in the electromagnetic spectrum far beyond what occurs in nature. Recently, several developments have highlighted the growing hazards of EMF pollution and the crucial need to address them.'

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Snacking Depresses Your Immune System


By Byron Richards, CCN

'German researchers have identified a highly relevant new aspect of immunity. When you haven’t eaten for a while then insulin levels drop and unique genes are activated that directly stimulate the production of powerful antimicrobial peptides, in turn destroying germs by dissolving their cell walls. Conversely, snacking raises insulin which then prevents this aspect of immunity from activating. This is the first time that a powerful immune system mechanism has been directly linked to when you eat.'

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Cannabis and the Federal Reserve System


'Hemp grows 4 times faster than the timber used for tree pulp by Hearst. Hemp grows annually and can be grown more times. Hemp produces a better quality paper. Hemp can be grown in any region of the United States.

Since Hemp grew so fast and it grew in every region, Hearst could not stop the middle class farmer from decentralizing the industry. Hearst knew that he could not provide the intellectual property to keep Hemp from destroying his industry and replacing it with middle class producers.

In other words he was afraid of the free market. He was afraid of us… he had to stop it!'

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Dementia could be caused by OTC drugs


by What Doctors Don't Tell You



'Dementia is one of the hidden diseases. A new report from the UK reveals that the number of sufferers is 15 per cent higher than health authorities had calculated – and investigations from WDDTY suggest that over-the-counter drugs may be one of the chief causes.

Around 821,000 people in the UK suffer from dementia, but gets very little funding for finding the causes and cures, says the Alzheimer’s Research Trust. For every £1 spent on dementia research, £12 is spent on investigating cancer.

The numbers of sufferers are 15 per cent higher than previous calculations had estimated, and the Trust says that it will afflict more than 1 million Britons alone before 2025.

But a new report from WDDTY – It’s drugs, not old age – suggests that many cases of dementia are being caused by everyday drugs that people buy at the pharmacy. Almost every commonly prescribed or over-the-counter drug can produce symptoms that resemble dementia, such as not remembering words or suffering short-term memory loss.

Most drugs include a nerve-blocking agent, called an anticholinergic. Some drugs have known nerve-blocking qualities, but many drugs contain the agent, even though the information is not listed in drugs’ patient sheets.'


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Preventing Heart Disease Without Drugs



'In today’s article we’ll discuss how to prevent heart disease without drugs. If you haven’t already read Part 1 of this series, which examined the problems with statin drugs, and Part 2, which debunks the myth that cholesterol causes heart disease, you might want to do that before reading this article.

Last week I mentioned the INTERHEART study, which looked at the relationship between heart disease and lifestyle in 52 countries around the world. What this study revealed is that approximately 90% of heart disease could be prevented by simple changes to diet and lifestyle.

Let’s just make this crystal clear: 9 out of 10 cases of heart disease are completely preventable without drugs. With sales of statin drugs reaching close to $30 billion this year with Lipitor alone bringing in close to $14 billion, this might come as some surprise. But the pharmaceutical companies are, quite literally, invested in people taking their cholesterol-lowering drugs in spite of the complete lack of evidence that lowering cholesterol prevents heart disease.'

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Did Medical Marijuana Save This Autistic Boy's Life?


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A California mother of an autistic boy claims that medical marijuana saved her son's life and has improved his autistic condition. Out of desperation and fearing for Joey's life, she gave him marijuana-laced brownies. He developed an appetite and quickly put on weight, which is documented by the video.




Proof of Childhood Vaccinations' Lack of Effectiveness and Dangers


'In a dramatic and easily accessible document, Raymond Obomsawin, PhD, graphically exposes both the lack of evidence to support any significant benefit from childhood vaccines and the dangers inherent in them. Because it's important to assure that such a dramatic document is based on good sources and facts, I have verified much of the data to assure its validity— enough to be confident that it is completely accurate and in no way misleading.

Immunization Graphs: Natural Infectious Disease Declines; Immunization Effectiveness; and Immunization Dangers (PDF) provides information in an easy-to-grasp format and clearly cites sources, Ironically, much of it comes from agencies, like WHO and the CDC, that strongly support childhood vaccinations. Other sources include Scientific American, Cochrane Collaboration Database, and The Lancet. These are sources that even the most jaded of vaccination proponents must take seriously.'

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MRSA Superbug Nearly Nonexistent in Norway—Here's Why

Petrie dish with MRSA culture behind thumbs-up hand painted as Norway flag


'MRSA is a scourge in virtually all modern hospitals in every industrialized country, with the exception of Norway. While tens of thousands of American and European patients die each year from MRSA, it's a rare occurrence in Norway. How are they doing it? In the most simple of ways. In Norway, the problem was faced head-on. The cause—overprescription of antibiotics—was acknowledged. So they stopped overprescribing.


People didn't start dying from lack of antibiotics, but they did stop dying from MRSA.'


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The Unvarnished Truth About Dr. Andrew Wakefield: Vaccine Truth, Doctors, Judges, Juries and Big Pharma Inquisitions







MUST READ: Andrew Wakefield's Groundbreaking Fourteen Monkeys Vaccine Study Suppressed by Big Pharma


A statement from Jenny McCarthy and Jim Carrey

'Dr. Andrew Wakefield is being discredited to prevent an historic study from being published that for the first time looks at vaccinated versus unvaccinated primates and compares health outcomes, with potentially devastating consequences for vaccine makers and public health officials.

It is our most sincere belief that Dr. Wakefield and parents of children with autism around the world are being subjected to a remarkable media campaign engineered by vaccine manufacturers reporting on the retraction of a paper published in The Lancet in 1998 by Dr. Wakefield and his colleagues.

The retraction from The Lancet was a response to a ruling from England's General Medical Council, a kangaroo court where public health officials in the pocket of vaccine makers served as judge and jury. Dr. Wakefield strenuously denies all the findings of the GMC and plans a vigorous appeal.'

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Cholesterol Doesn't Cause Heart Disease


'The people with the highest cholesterol live the longest. It's a point that's generally ignored in modern medicine, but it is a fact. A huge industry in statins constantly promulgates the opposite notion, and has done such a good job that doctors routinely have people's cholesterol levels checked on a regular basis. They don't question the ever-lowering so-called healthy cholesterol levels, or the variations continually tacked on to the theory: It isn't total cholesterol that matters, it's HDL that counts. Well, no, actually it's the ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol. Hmmm...the latest research shows that it's oxidized LDL that does the harm.

It's all bunk.'

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More About: Cholesterol doesn't cause heart disease

'You are all no doubt acquainted with the popular hypothesis on cholesterol and heart disease. It has two parts: first, that eating cholesterol in the diet raises cholesterol levels in the blood; and two, that high cholesterol levels in the blood cause heart disease.

You might be surprised to learn that neither of these statements is true. The first one is relatively easy to dispatch. In the Framingham Heart Study, which is the longest-running and perhaps most significant study on heart disease done to date, it was demonstrated that intake of cholesterol in the diet had absolutely no correlation with heart disease. If you look at the graph below, you’ll see that both men and women with above average intake of cholesterol had nearly identical rates of heart disease as men and women with below average intake of cholesterol.'

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Say NO to Statin Drugs! Did You Know Statin Drugs Can Cause Nerve Damage?

Photograph by: Newscom, Reuters


From Stop Aging Now

By Gale Maleskey, MS, RD
Registered Dietitian

Here's how to avoid it, or reverse it.

It’s not really a secret, but it’s not something you hear much about. The same statin drugs that reduce cholesterol can cause peripheral neuropathy—damage to the nerves in your arms, legs, feet and fingers signaled by burning, tingling, and numbness.

A researcher from Denmark, David Gaist, M.D., was one of the first to report it. His work was published in the journal, Neurology, in 2002. He found that people who were taking a statin drug at the time of his study had a 16.1-fold increased risk of neuropathy compared to people not taking statins. And people who had taken statins for two or more years had 26.4 times more risk. The larger the dose of the drug, the higher the risk. (Neurology 2002; 58;1333-1337.) The study is summarized on the American Academy of Neurology’s website.

Still, U.S. doctors have tended to discount these findings, says David Perlmutter, M.D., a neurologist, Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and director of the Perlmutter Health Center, in Naples, Florida. “These drugs are big money makers, and many doctors turn a blind eye to things they do not want to see,” he says. “These drugs are supposed to be used only after strict diet and lifestyle recommendations have failed, but in this country, the whole message about diet and exercise has been lost and we are paying the price for it. We have medical offices filled with patients with muscle and nerve damage from statin drugs.” And when nerves are damaged, “it can be very challenging to heal the situation,” Dr. Perlmutter says. It can take a year or even longer to see improvement, but it can happen.

Here’s what you can do if you have statin-induced neuropathy.

  • Talk to your doctor about getting off statin drugs. Make the effort to lower your cholesterol naturally. People can lower their LDL cholesterol up to 40 points as well as increase HDL cholesterol by using dietary means such as eating less saturated fat and more soluble fiber, taking policosanol (a supplement derived from a waxy plant material), fish oil (getting 1,000 mg a day of DHA), and getting regular exercise, Dr. Perlmutter says. If you’ve given diet and exercise your best effort and still feel that you need statins, take the lowest dose possible.
  • Take alpha lipoic acid (at least 500 mg a day). Alpha lipoic acid is a powerful fat- and water-soluble antioxidant which has performed well in studies of diabetic neuropathy. Alpha lipoic acid increases nerve blood flow, improves nerves’ ability to take up sugar for energy, increases amounts of a powerful antioxidant, glutathione, in nerves, and improves nerve conduction.
  • Take CoQ10. The main reason for statin-caused nerve damage is depleted CoQ10 levels, Dr. Perlmutter says. CoQ10 is needed for energy production and antioxidant protection in the cells’ energy-producing mitochondria. Take 300 mg a day. Take that same amount of CoQ10 if you are taking red yeast rice to reduce cholesterol.
  • Make sure you get enough vitamin B12. Any deficiency of this nerve-protecting B vitamin will cause neuropathy. Dr. Perlmutter gives vitamin B12 injections initially, then, once levels are restored, 500-1,000 mcg a day by mouth of methylcobalamin, the most active form of B12.

Other nutrients that can also improve symptoms of neuropathy: magnesium, acetyl-l-carnitine and acetyl-l-cysteine.

The Anti-Aging Bottom Line: Statin-induced neuropathy is real and too often ignored by doctors. Try a natural approach first. And if you must take statin drugs, follow these guidelines for prevention and treatment and you’ll be less likely to be hurt by statin drugs.

Original Article HERE


MORE BAD NEWS ABOUT STATINS:

Do Statin Drugs Cause Vitamin D Deficiency?


'Many in the medical profession are beginning to recognize that people who take cholesterol-lowering statin drugs are becoming vitamin D-deficient. Cholesterol is required by the body to synthesize vitamin D and statin drugs are are responsible for eliminating it, leading many to speculate that statin drug users do not have enough cholesterol to ...'

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The truth about statin drugs

pills and bills '

'Statins have been almost universally hailed as “wonder drugs” by medical authorities around the world. The market for statins was $26 billion in 2005, and sales for Lipitor alone reached $14 billion in 2006. Merck and Bristol Myers-Squib are actively seeking “over-the-counter” (OTC) status for their statin drugs. Statins are prescribed to men and women, children and the elderly, people with heart disease and people without heart disease.

In fact, these drugs have a reputation for being so safe and effective that one UK physician, John Reckless (I’m not kidding – that’s actually his name!) has suggested that we put statins in the water supply.

That’s a bold suggestion, of course, and it begs the question: are statins really as safe and cost effective as mainstream medical authorities claim? The unequivocal answer is no.

Statins don’t increase survival in healthy people'


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Butternut squash crumble

(Beatrice Peltre for The Boston Globe)


Winter squashes like butternut are beautiful baked, sauteed, or used in hearty soups, gratins, and casseroles. They’re also delicious in a savory crumble. The idea behind this dish is simple: Imagine a traditional sweet crumble in which seasonal fruit is baked under a crispy topping of flour, sometimes nuts or oats, sugar, and butter. Replace the fruit with vegetables, and the sugar with fresh herbs and cheese. The preparation involves two steps.

To start, mix the topping: flour, walnuts, Parmesan, parsley, and butter. Then stew the squash with tomatoes, ground coriander, and sage. When it’s creamy, add Parmesan to this mixture, too. Any of the winter squashes such as red kuri or acorn squash can be used for this dish. To peel red kuri and other hard-skinned squash, halve and seed it, then cut it into smaller pieces. Use a small knife to remove the skin from each piece. In either case, assemble the crumble ahead of time and bake it later. That simplifies any menu and makes the crumble a good choice for a weekend supper when guests are around.


TOPPING



1 cup flour
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped coarsely
1 tablespoon chopped parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

Pepper, to taste
6 tablespoons butter, diced and at room temperature

1.
In a bowl, combine the flour, walnuts, parsley, Parmesan, and a generous sprinkle of pepper.

2. Add the butter and work with your fingertips until the mixture forms coarse crumbs. Cover and refrigerate.



SQUASH




Butter (for the dish)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 red onion, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup canned tomatoes
1 peeled butternut squash, cut into 1-inch dice
5 fresh sage leaves, chopped

Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup grated Parmesan


1.
Generously butter a 10-inch baking dish.

2. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the butter and when it melts, cook the onion, coriander, and bay leaf, stirring occasionally, for 3 minutes or until softened.

3. Add the tomatoes and cook for 3 more minutes. Add the butternut squash, sage, salt, and pepper. Turn down the heat. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until the vegetables soften.

4. Set the oven at 350.

5. Discard the bay leaf from the squash mixture. Sprinkle with parsley and Parmesan; stir gently. Transfer the vegetables to the baking dish. Spoon the crumble mixture on top.

6. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until the top is golden.



Original Recipe HERE





Stress Linked to Cancer


By Dr. Mercola


"I have long believed that emotional factors are one of the most important contributing factors for all diseases, especially cancer.


That is why an effective strategy to manage your emotional stress has long been a part of my 12 top cancer-prevention tools, and this is because there is overwhelming evidence that your mind does matter when it comes to preventing, or triggering, disease.


The idea that your emotions impact your health and the development of disease is not new. Even the conservative Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has stated that 85 percent of all diseases appear to have an emotional element, but the actual percentage is likely to be even higher.


Dr. Hamer’s research, which spans across the last three decades, has produced scientific proof indicating that your current health status is due to your mental and emotional reactions to events that take place during your lifetime.


Bruce Lipton’s “New Biology” is another school of scientific thought that adds to this “new” way of thinking about disease, namely that your emotions can trigger your genes to either express health or disease.'"

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