How Ivelisse healed stage 4 colon cancer with mistletoe

'Here’s a terrific new interview with 5-year stage 4 colon cancer survivor Ivelisse Page.

Like me, she refused chemo after surgery and adopted a natural protocol which included hardcore nutrition and injections of mistletoe (aka Iscador).

Now she is raising money for clinical trials on mistletoe through her organization Believe Big.

You may be surprised to find out who is on board.

Watch this interview!'


10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier

 By Dr. Mercola

'Defining happiness is difficult, as happiness is actually a state of mind. What brings on happiness is therefore unique to the individual person; what makes you happy may be quite different from what makes your neighbor or your office mate happy.

Still, despite being hard to define, there’s something about happiness that has universal appeal. Virtually everyone strives for it, but not everyone will reach it.

One recent Harris Poll found that, despite an ostensibly recovering economy, only one in three Americans said they’re very happy,1 which means, of course, that two out of three are not.

Yet, as abstract, and at times as elusive, as happiness may be, there are proven ways to make yourself happier, and you can do many of these things starting today.'


The Dangers of Retirement

'Did You Know…that retirement poses a secret danger, especially for your brain?

Postponing retirement has obvious benefits for your budget, but according to a recent study, it may be even more beneficial for your brain health by protecting you from Alzheimer’s disease.  

Researchers at France’s governmental health research agency—called the Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)—found that each additional year of work decreases your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia by 3.2 percent.'


Green Tea and Thai Chi Team Up to Protect Bones

Green Tea and Tai Chai Team Up to Protect Bones

'Green tea is one of the latest superfoods making its way into bottled waters and energy drinks. You'll even find it in energy bars, mints, chewing gum and ice cream. It has many claimed health benefits. Texas researchers add to the list with evidence that green tea aids in the prevention of osteoporosis. Especially when coupled with a tai chi practice.

Green tea is full of compounds called polyphenols which are known for their potent antioxidant activity. Studies have shown that people who consume the highest levels of green tea polyphenols tend to have lower risks of several chronic degenerative diseases such as cardiovascular disease.'


New Study Finds That Raw Garlic Cuts Lung Cancer Risk In Half

'A new study out of China has determined that people who consume raw garlic as a regular diet were 44% less likely to suffer from lung cancer.

Researchers at the Jiangsu Provincial Centre for Disease Control surveyed the participants on their diet and lifestyle habits, including garlic consumption and whether or not they were smokers. Even among those who smoked, the garlic consumption reduced lung cancer risk by 30%. The study was published in the Journal Cancer Prevention research.'


Why Low-Fat Diets Make You Fat

'Governments here and abroad have been cautioning the public for decades on the dangers of high fat diets. Their claims based on "their science" concluded that it's best to avoid fat because of its extra calories - and saturated fats raise the risk of heart disease. 

You'll still see this on most food pyramids regulated by government policy on diet and nutrition. However, just as mandated healthcare policies fail at the federal level, so do those related to nutrition. 

 This low-fat mantra has been questioned for years by clinicians and nutritional scientists - not least because it has failed to halt the obesity epidemic. The fact is, contrary to official advice by our diet dictocrats, high-fat diets lower blood sugar, improve blood lipids, and reduce obesity.'


The Ultimate Herbal Traveling Companion: Tulsi

Tulsi: First Aid in a Teacup

Do you enjoy the anticipation of travel, and yet seek ways to reduce the stress and anxiety that inevitably accompanies the journey? Are you concerned about the physical demands on your body, and the unavoidable exposure to a wide range of contagious diseases and toxins?

Here's a simple herbal remedy that can address most stress and travel related ills – as easily as enjoying a soothing cup of tea!


Coconut Lime Rice
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'Coconut rice is now my family’s go-to dinner starch, second only to sweet potatoes. It can be jazzed up many ways. Add mangos and call it Thai food, fermented red chili paste and call it Vietnamese.

My favorite way to serve coconut rice is with lime and cilantro, so that’s what I’m sharing here.'


Five year update on the guy who cured his stage IV prostate cancer with baking soda

'The guy is Vernon Johnston, and his story was first reported as a Natural News citizen journalism article in 2009.

That was around one year after being informed he was cancer-free from stage IV prostate cancer that had metastasized into the bone matter of his pelvic area in June of 2008.

Now here it is, over five years later, and apparently Vernon's still going strong, according to his website reports, videos and announcements. The last known blog posting from Vernon was in August of 2013.

That's five years and two months after being pronounced cancer-free at a Veterans Administration hospital.

The mainstream medical standard for considering cancer cured is five years in remission or cancer-free. That self-imposed standard is rarely met with surgeries, radiation treatments and chemotherapy sessions. Many die from those treatments within five years!'


How to heal Hodgkins lymphoma with nutrition: 5 year follow up with Kevin & Cortney Campbell

'First on the list are my friends Kevin and Cortney  Campbell. Cortney is a chemo-free Hodgkins lymphoma survivor since 2008. Long time readers may remember that hers was the first natural survivor story I shared besides my own. 

They were some of the key players in making Healing Strong happen. And I thought it would be fun to shoot a follow up video with them in person rather than over the internet.

One of the things I love about Cortney is her will to live. Like me, she was determined to do whatever it took to to get well, which for her literally meant holding her nose to get through meals of Budwig and green smoothies every day.'


Supplementing With Probiotics Reduces Risk of Common Cold By Up to 72 Percent

'Daily supplements of the probiotic Bifidobacterium lactis subsp lactis may reduce the risk of the common cold (upper respiratory tract infections or URTIs), reducing fevers by 72 percent and coughs by 62 percent.

In a earlier study done in China, small children who drank a mixture of probiotics twice a day during the winter and spring had fewer colds, needed fewer antibiotics, and missed fewer days of school than other children who drank plain milk instead. 

In that study published in the journal Pediatrics, the researchers report that compared to the placebo group, the Lactobacillus group had 53 percent fewer fevers, 41 percent fewer cough episodes, and 28 percent fewer runny noses.'

Read more... 

Pumpkin Spice Latte – A Healthier Version of the Starbucks Favorite -

Pumpkin Spice latte recipe, a natural Starbucks copycat that's WAY healthier and way less expensive too. From #Pumpkin #PumpkinSpice

'But, let’s talk about its nutrition. A grande (16 oz.) with reduced-fat milk will set you back a 380 calories with whopping 50 grams of sugar! Talk about a coffee/sugar buzz! Not to mention all the artificial flavors that are in the pumpkin syrup.

There has to be a better way.

One of my greatest passions is making the healthy lifestyle taste good. Who wants to spend the rest of their life with boiled chicken and steamed broccoli?! Yuck! I love taking “unhealthy” recipes and converting them to something we can feel good (or relatively good :) ) about including in our diets. If we want to practice healthy eating for a lifetime, we might as well ENJOY it.

So, after much tinkering, I’ve put together this healthier version of the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte. From my kitchen to yours, I hope you enjoy every last sip!'


Are Yor Toxic? A Quick Test...

'I first started to get professional massages over 20 years ago.    I was living an extremely stressful corporate lifestyle at the time with lots of business related travel, eating out nearly every meal, and a rush rush manner of living pretty much all the time.    It seemed glamorous and exciting for about a year or two.   After that point, it gradually became an unbearable grind.

I compensated for this very unhealthy lifestyle by working out way too much (aerobically, no less, which is not the healthiest way to exercise) and getting full body massages every two weeks to de-stress and detoxify.'


13 of The Most Effective Mood Stabilizers in Natural Medicine

'Pharmaceuticals prescribed for mood are among the most dangerous due to their side effects and high toxicity to brain chemicals and hormones. 

Medicinal plants and natural nutrients are extremely effective in promoting neurotransmitter balance while promote relaxation. Here are 13 of the most effective mood stabilizers in natural medicine.'


State Backs Down After Threatening to Take Baby Over Homemade Formula Dispute

'Nothing strikes more fear into the heart of a loving parent than the idea of having their children taken away.

Yet that’s just what the state of Maine threatened to do recently to young mother Alorah Gellerson when she told her doctor that she was feeding her baby a homemade formula made from raw goat’s milk.

Alorah began feeding her infant son, Carson, a homemade goat’s milk formula because he was not taking to breast feeding. Despite an improvement in Carson’s health, Alorah’s doctor reported her to DHHS, who quickly pounced on the family, claiming that the goat’s milk was somehow endangering the baby’s health. 

Citing United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) guidelines, DHHS threatened to take baby Carson away from Alorah if they did not comply with multiple examinations and a mandatory overnight hospital stay to force her son onto store-bought formula.'


Antioxidants Lower the Risk of Cataracts

Photo Credit: Life Extension

'As you age, the lens of your eye can become clouded, impairing your vision. These opacities on what otherwise would be a transparent lens are called cataracts, and they represent the most common cause of blindness worldwide.

Although conventional surgical treatment is an important consideration in the management of advanced cataracts, the medical establishment often fails to emphasize the need to optimize your antioxidant intake – which has now been established as a strategy that can significantly lower your risk.'


Inflammation and Obesity Linked with Lower Probiotic Diversity

Inflammation and Obesity Linked with Lower Probiotic Diversity
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'Ever wonder why some people seem to have more inflammation, fatigue and obesity than others despite their best efforts? New research has discovered the answer relates to the diversity of our gut's probiotic bacteria.

New human clinical research from France has found that the more genetic diversity our gut bacteria have, the lower our tendency for inflammation, obesity and metabolic dysfunction.

The research comes from France's Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (National Institute of Agronomic Research or INRA). In a study that culminated from a decade of progressive research linking probiotics to obesity, over 75 prominent European researchers assembled to gather and analyze the data from 292 patients.'


“The Raw Food Diet Craze – R.I.P. 1998-2013″


“Cooked Food is Not a Sin” Uncle Jethro Raw

'The raw food diet, as a massive craze that took over the world for over ten years and convinced hundreds of thousands of people — possibly millions — to give up cooking and eat only fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds — is dead, my friends.

It died a peaceful death this year. While it’s hard to say when the raw food diet craze officially expired, a good guess would be on April 23rd, 2013, at around 9:30 p.m. Eastern time.

At that time, the last remaining raw food guru who claimed to eat a 100% raw food diet without lying about it decided it was time to live a little. 

So he baked a sweet potato, cooked some vegetables, and dipped everything in store-bought hummus. He spent the rest of the evening in a cooked cooked-food bliss, without realizing that along with his 100%-rawness was expiring an entire movement that took things to the extreme and told everybody, for a decade: eat raw or suffer terrible consequences.'


Different Kinds Of Herbal Preparations Explained

'When you enter into the world of medicinal herbs it is easy to get overwhelmed and confused by all the different kinds of preparations. To help you understand what they mean, here is a list explaining how some of the most popular herbal preparations are made and used.


Tea is probably the most well-known herbal preparation in the world. To make a tea, herbs are steeped in hot water for several minutes in order to extract beneficial properties. Teas are a very mild form of herbal administration, and can be enjoyed regularly as a beverage.


Decoctions are similar to teas but instead of steeping the herbs in hot water, the herbs are boiled with the water for an extended period of time. Sometimes one or more herbs will be boiled for longer, and other herbs will be added later. Through this process different herbs can have different strengths within the same herbal formula. Generally, decoctions are stronger than teas, and should be used with more clearly defined intentions.'


Creating an Herbal Medicine Chest for the Cold and Flu Season (with an introduction to energetics)

'I know there are lots of articles about colds and flu out there. Unfortunately many of these articles have a this for that approach. Have a sore throat, take this. Have a cough, take that. Have a fever, take this.

Granted, this type of herbalism is sometimes successful. But many times it's not and it can be frustrating for the person who is wanting to avoid over the counter medicines or convince their family that herbs really are the way to go.

This article on using herbs for colds and the flu is not just about using this herb for that condition. We'll also take a basic look at the energetics of an acute upper respiratory infection and look at the herbs specific to those different patterns.'


The Rich Benefits of Eating Chocolate

'New research has emerged proving that chocolate is good not only for the soul, but for your mind and body as well.

According to a video released by the American Chemical Society (ACS), chocolate contains hundreds of compounds, and many of them come with benefits that go far beyond a few delicious moments of sweetness.

Studies have already established that chocolate contains a number of beneficial ingredients. For instance, resveratrol, an important compound in chocolate, may not only protect your brain and nervous system, but actually prolong your life.

Dark chocolate is also an inflammation fighter, listed along with turmeric and following a Mediterranean-style diet as one of the healthiest, most natural ways to reduce the inflammatory processes underlying the chronic, degenerative diseases that afflict most of the developed world.

Five pieces of evidence highlighted in the ACS video show that other factors enhance the sweet, smooth goodness of chocolate, and those involve naturally occurring chemicals. Read on.


Better Than Big Pharma: 5 Herbs You Can't Do Without

'Can’t sleep? Try lemon balm. Suffer from anxiety? Lemon balm. Want to boost your immune system? Lemon balm. Cold sore? Lemon balm. And this lemon-scented mint relative is also antiviral, good for fevers, and great for indigestion, gas, and bloating.

Find it surprising that one plant can do so much? Herbs are not always as multipurpose as lemon balm – not to mention delicious, safe, and effective – but sometimes herbs can deliver up healing powers that pharmaceutical companies can only dream about. And if that sounds crazy, then give it a try with an open mind and see for yourself.'


Hot, Salty & Sour: My Kimchi Recipe

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Photo Credit:Nourished Kitchen

'I love kimchi, and I make kimchi at home a few times a year, usually in the autumn when Napa cabbage, hefty daikon radishes, carrots, garlic and chili peppers can all be found at the market in abundance.

I buy them by the case, taking advantage of discounted prices – cabbage for 75 cents a pound, carrots for a dollar. The farmers, who all practice organic methods and grow in mineral-rich soils, cut me a deal not only because I buy so much, but also because they know that when my pot of kimchi has fermented away, I’ll bring a quart to each of them. And my kimchi is good, really good.'


Oleander and the End of Cancer

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 'This is the first in a series of articles meant to inform about the power of oleander against cancer.  Please stay with me as I reveal my journey to understand the power of oleander and the reasons for its suppression in the U.S.

My search for a possible cancer cure began in late 2004 when I found out that my cousin, lifelong friend and running buddy had been diagnosed with stage-three melanoma. The cancer had appeared out of nowhere and so it was quite a shock to my cousin and everyone close to him. 

As luck would have it, I had spent a lot of time the previous four years working on my dream of someday posting a website aimed at helping aging baby boomers and others live longer, healthier and happier lives. 

Naturally, a lot of my research involved searching for ways to ward off and treat diseases and ills such as cancer, Alzheimer`s, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney and liver disease, and so forth.'


Medical Marijuana - Cures Brain Cancer

The strangest thing about vaccines

'I didn’t say the worst thing. I said the strangest.

Here it is: Proponents claim a vaccine stimulates a person’s immune system to produce antibodies, which are immune-system scouts.

This is supposedly a rehearsal. The immune system gets a chance to respond to a “test run,” so that when the real disease hits, the immune-defense will be ready and will knock out the disease quickly.

Except there are many diagnostic tests for disease that look for antibodies, and if antibodies show up, the doctor tells the patient he has the disease.

It’s absurd.

Antibodies from a vaccine=immunity. Same antibodies produced by the body in response to a germ entering the body=illness.' 


4 Everyday Bathroom Products Toxic to Men

'There are many dangerous and toxic chemicals lurking in the everyday items we use.

From our shampoo, toothpaste, body wash, shaving cream to even the vinyl shower curtain, many products found in our bathroom contain chemicals which are not only unhealthy but can significantly impair our male and reproductive health.

Men everywhere need to pay special attention to these items.

Chances are you will find at least a few of these items lurking in your bathroom.'


Social Connection With Others Found To Be As Essential As Food and Water

'Lieberman suggests that our institutions -- from schools and sports teams to the military and health care institutions -- would perform better if they were structured with an understanding of our social nature.

“Some day, we will look back and wonder how we ever had lives, work and schools that weren’t guided by the principles of the social brain,” he writes.

Remarkably, over the last 50 years, opportunities for children to play freely have declined continuously and dramatically in the United States and other developed nations; and that decline continues, with serious negative consequences for children’s physical, mental, and social development. 

There is mounting research suggesting a correlation between the decline of free play and socializing in developed nations and the rise of depression, suicide, feelings of helplessness, and narcissism in children, teens, and young adults.'


Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

Rosemary Protects Against Macular Degeneration

'For modern cooks, rosemary is best known as the perfect herb to pair with a good roast chicken or lamb. But as with other herbs, it also has powerful and ancient medicinal properties. Modern science is catching up to what the ancients knew. One scientific study finds that a compound in rosemary promotes eye health and may even protect against age-related macular degeneration.

Reporting in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, a team of scientists from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute led by Stuart A. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D. discovered that carnosic acid, a component of the herb rosemary, protects your retina from degeneration and toxicity.'


Black Mold is Behind a Host of Health Problems

Toxic Mold Concerns

'For many of us our earliest exposure to the topic of mold was third grade science.  There we learned that bread mold does not turn into penicillin, but produces penicillin as a metabolic by-product. 

Then somewhere along the way most of us encountered black mold. Headaches, allergic reaction, aches, pains, and depression set in, and we realized mold was no longer fun.  

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and blaming them on aging or stress, the true reason may be that you are exposed to high levels of toxic black mold.  Once you get the mold in your life under control, you may see an immediate improvement in your health.'