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JILLIAN VanNOSTRAND, R.N., graduated from Brown University, magna cum laude, ’76, with a degree in psychology, and also from Newport Hospital School of Nursing, ’83. She has been a professional medicinal herbalist, registered nurse, certified midwife, sex educator and counselor for both adults and adolescents. She is also a colon therapist with advanced certification and a 15 year private practice. She has 30 years of formal education, practical knowledge, and teaching experience in natural wellbeing and regulation, with a focus on women’s health. She will be talking to us about colonics and digestive health. For more information about the guest speaker: http://www.radicalremedies.com/html/j…

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Fecal Transplants Can Be Life-Saving, but How?

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A colored transmission electron micrograph of Clostridium difficile bacteria. Fecal transplants have proven remarkably effective against this cause of a potentially fatal bacterial infection.

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July 15, 2016

A fecal transplant is exactly what it sounds like: To treat certain gut disorders, doctors transfer stool from a healthy donor to a sick patient.

Just a few years ago, only a few doctors turned to fecal transplants, typically as a last resort. But in randomized trials, the procedure has proved remarkably effective against potentially fatal infections of bacteria known as Clostridium difficile.

The evidence has overwhelmed any squeamishness that physicians might have felt. “We’re doing this treatment almost weekly,” said Dr. Harry Sokol, a gastroenterologist at Saint-Antoine Hospital AP-HP in Paris.

Now scientists are testing fecal transplants against such diseases as ulcerative colitis, and even obesity and diabetes. A batch of new companies, well funded with venture capital, hope to commercialize the research.

Yet for all the excitement, scientists still know surprisingly little about why fecal transplants work.

Writing this week in the journal PLoS Biology, Diana P. Bojanova and Seth R. Bordenstein of Vanderbilt University noted that just a gram of stool contains a staggering mix of biological material — perhaps 100 billion bacteria, 100 million viruses and a million spores of fungi.

That gram also contains 100 million microbes known as archaea, distantly related to bacteria, as well as 10 million cells from the lining of the gut.

“There’s a lot going on in there — it’s a whole community,” said Frederic D. Bushman, a microbiologist at the University of Pennsylvania.

As if that weren’t complex enough, someone’s stool contains hundreds of species, and the mix varies tremendously from one person to the next.

All this variety makes the consistent success of fecal transplants even more impressive. But how do they work?

The bacteria in stool seem to be particularly important. Dr. Sahil Khanna of the Mayo Clinic and his colleagues isolated the spores of about 50 different species of bacteria found in stool samples donated by healthy people. They put the spores in pills, which they gave to 30 patients with C. difficile infections. As they reported in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, 29 of the patients recovered.

Stool bacteria seem to help patients in a few different ways. “We understand, sort of, how they work,” said Dr. Vincent B. Young, an infectious diseases physician at the University of Michigan Medical School.

In a healthy gut, different species struggle with their rivals for territory. “They have to compete for space, because it’s a nice place to be,” said Dr. Alexander Khoruts, a gastroenterologist at the University of Minnesota.

The bacteria from a donor’s healthy gut may be superior at competing for space. They may also be able to gobble up nutrients that competing invaders like C. difficile need to survive.

Writing last month in the journal Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Dr. Khoruts and Michael Sadowsky, a University of Minnesota microbiologist, also described another way in which transplanted bacteria may fight C. difficile: chemistry.

Our livers produce compounds called bile acids that help break down fat in the food we eat. Many species of bacteria in a healthy gut feed on bile acids, casting off byproducts that, Dr. Khoruts said, appear to slow the growth of C. difficile.

But it’s also possible that other microbes are involved in ways that doctors just haven’t considered. “Bacteria have gotten all the limelight,” Dr. Bordenstein complained.

Viruses, for example: Dr. Bushman and his colleagues have shown that bacteria-infecting viruses can survive the journey from donors to patients in fecal matter.

“Maybe they’re making the bacterial community more diverse by whacking back anyone that grows out too much,” Dr. Bushman said.

Dr. Bordenstein said he looked forward to experiments that could tease apart the benefits of each component of stool. In the end, scientists may find that a complicated mix of causes should get the credit.

“It’s possible there is no one answer,” Dr. Sokol said.

He and other researchers have been experimenting with fecal transplants for patients who have irritable bowel syndrome — with much less success than for C. difficile.

It’s not clear why the technique helps some patients but not others. One possibility is that the bacteria in a transplant need to send signals to the patient’s immune system, getting it to produce less damaging inflammation.

“It’s more a matter of dialogue,” Dr. Sokol said.

These insights may let doctors develop safer, more effective methods to use microbes to treat a range of diseases. A pill containing just a few effective species of bacteria, viruses or other organisms might be safer than stool delivered through an enema.

On the other hand, scientists may find that a chemical present in stool, perhaps those bile acid compounds, is powerful enough on its own to help some patients.

Still, it’s often hard to improve on nature. “We’ve tried for decades to make artificial blood, and we ultimately failed,” Dr. Khoruts said. “And so we still have blood banks.”

It may also prove difficult to outdo our own stool. “This is something nature put together over millions and millions of years,” Dr. Khoruts said.

Original NYT article here

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Scientists Have Recently Advised Women to Stop Wearing Bras.

I’ve been saying this for 45 years-

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Scientists Have Recently Advised Women to Stop Wearing Bras. This is Why…

by PAUL FASSA
 

The birth of feminism in the late 1960s and early 1970s featured young women burning bras as a counterpoint to young men burning their draft cards. They were considered statements of feminine independence. Now there’s discussion regarding the medical merits of those demonstrations.

Controversial findings have been made that at least associate excessive bra wear to non-malignant breast fibrocystic disease as well as malignant breast cancer. Some assert there is a definite link.



Ironically, it was an American woman who invented the bra around the turn of the 20th Century. Up until the beginning of the 20th Century, corsets are what made women exhibit that desired hourglass figure and inadvertently pushed up the bust line for fashionable clothing of that time.

Problem was, corsets messed with internal organs while shaping those hourglass figures, and their tightness resulted in women fainting easily and often.

The Birth of the Bra
In 1893, Marie Tucek made a “breast supporter” that looked like a modern brassiere. But a little later Mary Phelps Jacobs designed a better version and called it a brassiere. She patented it and sold the patent to a company named Warner Brothers Corset Company in Bridgeport, Connecticut for $1,500. It caught on.

By the 1950s, teenage girls were urged to buy and use training bras to hold their breasts firmly in a desirable way and prevent sagging. But even the brassier industry admits that the only time bras prevent sagging is while wearing them.

It’s been observed that using artificial breast support long enough will cause the breasts’ cup shaped suspensory Cooper’s ligaments to atrophy, allowing the breasts to sag over time anyway. Exercises that strengthen pectoral muscles can be helpful.



It’s recommended to use a one piece sport bra for exercising. Some women use one piece sports bras as a healthier alternative for regular bras when not exercising.

Bras and Breast Health Consequences

The connection between wearing bras and painful and bothersome non-malignant breast fibrocystic disease as well as malignant breast cancer was hardly mentioned until the book Dressed to Kill by researchers Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer came out in 1995.

They surveyed 5,000 women and discovered that women who wore bras for 12 hours or more greatly increased breast cancer risk than women who wore bras less.

Dr. Gregory Heigh of Florida has discovered that over 90% of women with fibrocystic breast disease find improvement when they stop wearing their brassieres. There are case testimonies (source below) from breast fibrocystic disorders who realized this when they stopped or at less lessened brassiere use.

The connection between breast tumors, non-malignant or malignant and bras has merit when considering the lymph drainage issues from wearing bras too often. The lymph system, which includes lymph nodes in the breasts, requires body movement to pump out the lymph nodes accumulation of toxic waste materials. That’s what bouncing on a rebounder is about.



Not only are breasts’ movements inhibited by bras to not allowing proper lymph nodes draining, but the actually tight enclosures of bras constricts the breasts and restricts lymph material flow.

There was a study that attempted to debunk the link of excess bra wearing to breast fibrocystic disease and breast cancer, but that study itself was debunked in an earlier RealFarmacy article.

If a Florida doctor has observed 90 percent healing from fibrocystic breast disorders upon not wearing bras or wearing them less, and many other women have written in with positive results on their bra abstinence, it follows that wearing bras less or not at all helps prevent breast cancer.

 

Paul Fassa is a contributing staff writer for REALfarmacy.com. His pet peeves are the Medical Mafia’s control over health and the food industry and government regulatory agencies’ corruption. Paul’s contributions to the health movement and global paradigm shift are well received by truth seekers. Visit his blog by following this link and follow him on Twitter here

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Your Summer Cooking Tool Kit

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Your Summer Cooking Tool Kit

Cooks breathe a collective sigh of relief at the height of summer. All the luscious fruits and vegetables you’ve been craving for months are at their peak, and nobody wants or expects you to spend all day in the kitchen wrestling with them.

Nor do summer ingredients need it. This time of year, the best cooking is all about ease and simplicity, leaving you more time to enjoy the results of your (minimal) labor — preferably outside in the shade, sipping a cool drink.

To help you do just that, here is a guide to the techniques and ingredients you can turn to all summer long. Think of it as your tool kit. It will teach you how to grill pretty much everything. It will suggest flavor combinations that you can apply to everything from chilled blender soups to spiced nuts. And it will give you the freedom to create your own memorable dishes.

Just bear in mind that when it comes to summer cooking, less is more.

The grill should be your go-to.

Preparing the Grill

First, the fundamentals, which you may know but which bear repeating: Learn to set up the grill in two ways, for cooking over direct heat and indirect heat, and you’ll have greater control over your food.

Direct heat is for cooking ingredients quickly right over the searing coals or gas burner. Use this method for small things that will cook through before they burn. Indirect heat is for ingredients that need slower cooking; build the fire under only half the grill (or turn on only half the burners) and cook over the empty side. If your grill has an upper rack, you can heat up the whole grill and place the meat on the upper rack (it’s far enough to count as indirect heat). For longer-cooking items, add more charcoal to the fire as it burns down. Do so with caution.

Whether you’re using direct or indirect heat, keep your eyes on the grill, moving things around as needed to speed up or slow down cooking. The edges of the grill are usually cooler than the center, so even if you’re using direct heat you can push burgers and such to the side if they start to burn.

Meat

Marinate meat (except for burgers and sausages) at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours ahead. Make sure the marinade has a little oil in it, and at least ½ teaspoon to 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt per pound of meat (use a bit more for bone-in meat and a bit less for boneless meat). Everything else is up to you: garlic, herbs, spice rubs, aromatics, citrus juices, you get the idea.

Bring big, bone-in hunks that need long cooking (ribs, bone-in pork chops, whole chicken or bone-in parts, leg of lamb, rack of lamb, beef brisket, pork loin or butt) to room temperature before lighting the grill. This could take several hours for very large pieces. Prepare the grill for indirect heat, then cook over the empty side of the grill, covered, until done. Turn the meat several times and move it around the grill as needed. Big chunks of meat can take 2 to 7 hours, while smaller pieces (chicken parts) will be done in 30 to 45 minutes.

For boneless pieces (chicken cutlets and boneless thighs, steaks, skinny tenderloins, lamb chops, burgers and sausages), grill directly over the heat until charred on both sides. You can cover the grill to slow down the fire, or leave it uncovered to encourage the fire. If the exterior of your meat starts to burn before the center cooks through, move the meat to the side of the grill.

Skewers make it easier to turn smaller pieces. Soak wooden or bamboo skewers for 30 minutes, or use metal skewers. Thread on the meat; leave plenty of space in between pieces for more char, or squish them together for less char.

Vegetables

To cook high-water-content vegetables (zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, peppers, onions), slice them 1/2-inch thick and lay them on the grill over direct heat in one layer (no need to oil or season them yet). Turn as they char and move them around the grill so they cook evenly. As they finish, transfer to a bowl and coat with dressing or olive oil and salt while they are still hot. Top with fresh herbs and gently toss before serving.

There are two ways to approach corn. For more of a char, strip the husk and silk, oil the ears and grill over direct heat until well charred; it won’t take more than a few minutes. For something more delicate, remove the silk but leave the husks attached at the bottom, then wrap the corn back up in the husks. Grill over direct heat for 2 to 4 minutes, until the kernels are tender.

Small, quick-cooking vegetables that may fall through the grate (asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, scallions, broccoli) can be laid out in a grill basket. Or thread them onto skewers. Or lay them perpendicular to the grate and hope they don’t roll into the fire. Oil these vegetables for flavor if you like, but you don’t have to.

Fish and Shrimp

To cook whole fish, a fish basket is handy but not necessary. Rub the fish all over with oil and salt it inside the cavity and out. Stuff the cavity with herbs and sliced lemon if you like. Grill over direct heat until the skin is crisp on both sides and the flesh is just opaque. If you’re not using a basket, use two spatulas to turn the fish. If your fish is very large, you might need to move it to the side of the grill if the outside starts to burn before it’s cooked through.

For fish fillets and steaks, oil and season the fish to taste, then grill over direct heat until grill marks appear on one side before flipping. Do not turn the fish before it easily releases from the grill, otherwise you risk mangling the flesh.

Shrimp, shelled or not, should be seasoned with salt and pepper, rubbed lightly with oil and either threaded onto skewers or put in a grill basket. Grill over direct heat, turning once.

Use herbs and spices with an open hand.

Gremolata

Sprinkle this pungent herb mix on grilled, roasted or steamed anything as a garnish; stir into pasta and potato salads; use to top dips like hummus or avocado. Here is the basic formula: 1 cup herbs + 2 tablespoons garlic or onion + 1 tablespoon grated citrus or ginger. For a classic gremolata, use parsley, garlic and lemon zest. For something Mediterranean, use mint, shallot and orange zest. For a gremolata with Asian flavors, try cilantro, scallion and grated ginger.

Dukkah

Traditionally, you put the spiced and pulverized nut mix called dukkah in a bowl next to a bowl of olive oil, and use it for dunking bread (first in the oil, then in the dukkah). But it’s also brilliant and surprising as a garnish for cool summer soups, grilled meats and fish, or use it on top of other dips for added flavor and crunch. Here’s how to make it: Using a mortar and pestle, lightly crush ½ cup toasted nuts (hazelnuts, cashews, pistachios, almonds, peanuts or a combination), ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds, 3 tablespoons coriander seed, 2 tablespoons cumin seed, 1 tablespoon black peppercorns, 1 teaspoon dried herb (oregano, mint, cilantro) and ½ teaspoon salt.

Spice Rubs

Pat this on meat, chicken or fish at least 15 minutes or up to 1 day before grilling. In a jar, shake together 1/4 cup coarse kosher salt; 1/4 cup light brown sugar, coconut sugar or maple sugar; 2 tablespoons paprika or curry powder; and 1 tablespoon spicy powder of choice (chile powder, piment d’Espelette, hot smoked paprika or a combination of garlic and onion powder).

Layer texture into salads.

The Ingredients

In summer, salad is often the main event, so take care in your combinations. Add something crisp, something juicy, something rich and something unexpected to the bowl, top lightly with your preferred dressing and toss gently.

For example, combine:

Blanched green beans + watermelon + feta + pistachios

Arugula + nectarine + avocado or mozzarella + dukkah or sesame seeds

Cucumber + cherry tomatoes + crumbled bacon + pickled peppers

The Dressings

Sure, these dressing will cloak your salads in style. But they do more than just that. Use them as sauces for grilled meats, fish, and vegetables; pour them over pasta and grains or slices cabbage for picnic-friendly side dishes, or use them as dips for bread or cut up vegetables.

Whisk together:

Olive oil + acid (lemon or lime juice, or vinegar) + mustard + salt

Peanut oil + soy sauce + sesame oil + rice wine vinegar

Coconut oil + lime zest and juice + hot sauce + salt

Buttermilk + herbs + mayo + lemon juice

Yogurt + mashed garlic + herbs + salt

Purée fruits or vegetables into cooling soups.

Making a blender soup is like making a smoothie — you need just enough liquid to keep things moving without diluting the flavors. Here’s our basic formula, which you can alter to taste: 3 cups chopped vegetables + 1 to 2 cups liquid (add it slowly; the amount depends on how thick you like your soup and how watery your vegetables are) + a few ice cubes + aromatics (garlic, ginger, scallion, onion, herbs or a combination). No matter what liquid you use, you may need to add water to thin down the soup. Season with salt and/or pepper and other spices. If you like, add a drizzle of olive oil and a dash of lemon or lime juice, or vinegar.

Combinations to try:

Cantaloupe + sheep’s milk yogurt + jalapeño + toasted cumin seeds + lemon juice

Cucumber + yogurt + basil + garlic + olive oil Cooked beets + buttermilk + red wine vinegar + dill

Tomato and cucumber + water + miso + scallion + garlic + cilantro

Chilled Corn Soup With Basil

Melissa Clark shows how to make a cold soup that stars sweet corn, tarted up with buttermilk and lime juice, spiced with garlic and scallion, and imbued with fresh herbs.

Recipe: Chilled Corn Soup With Basil

Add big flavors to sides as if they’re the stars.

Potato Salad

There’s a reason this salad is the king of summer picnics — it travels well, it only improves if you make it ahead and everyone loves it.

Add boiled, cutup potatoes and salt to:

Bacon and bacon grease + mustard + red onion + cider vinegar + dill = German potato salad

Pomegranate molasses + olive oil + garlic + lemon juice + mint/parsley + toasted coriander seeds = Middle Eastern-style

Buttermilk + basil and tarragon + anchovy + garlic = Green Goddess

Grain Salad

You can turn any grain into a satisfying salad. For the best flavor, dress the grains while they are warm, but don’t toss in herbs, fruits or vegetables until the grains have cooled.

Add olive oil, lemon or lime juice and salt to:

Farro + cubed cantaloupe + cucumber + mint + ricotta salata

Quinoa + cherry tomatoes + chives + almonds + dried apricots

Rice + olives + avocado + corn + roasted red peppers

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What Is Oil Pulling?

Oil Pulling Therapy Origins

Oil pulling Therapy or oil swishing, is an ancient ayurvedic simple cost effective natural remedy procedure that involves pulling or swishing oil in the mouth for oral and systemic health benefits. It is mentioned in the Ayurvedic text Charaka Samhita where it is called Kavala Gandusha or Kavala Graha and is claimed to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from a headache, migraine to diabetes and asthma.

Oil pulling has risen from an incomprehensible, ancient  Ayurvedic natural remedy technique to an effective self-help nature cure method for restoring and maintaining overall health.

Even though the Oilpulling (oil swishing)  method is extremely simple, and yet there are many misconceptions about many aspects of it. At oilpulling.com, We are proud to say that since 2004  we have educated millions of people in more than 100 countries and most trusted and comprehensive information on oilpulling on the internet.

oilpulling.com goal is to make this age old proven natural remedy technique more accessible to modern people with modern lifestyles.

Please read oil-pulling method to learn how to do oil pulling

The effect of this healing process is developed by the intense movement of oil in the oral cavity. In many chronic disorders and germ-play and inflammatory foci, which tend to stick to the tooth roots.

The teeth and their roots extend far into the jaw bone and their cavities. These cavities are the body’s own defense system. Microbes that enter the tooth necks in these cavities found in this damp, warm and poorly vascularized environment, the ideal conditions to establish itself. It developed what were known as “dental foci” that damage the body with their metabolic products.

The immune system is weak, then the herd size and load. Larger lesions are radiographically visible, they not only damage to the teeth and cross-charge your metabolism and the immune system but rather they also have remote effects on internal organs. Loaded so that each tooth hob tooth a specially assigned to the internal organ.

The movement of the sunflower oil in the mouth causes a marked mucosal and tissue perfusion. Vitamins and minerals of sunflower oil to be absorbed by the mucous membranes during the same time, oil seeds to the necks of teeth and gums absorbs toxins and removes them from the body. ( read one more theory in oil-pulling science)

The oil pulling is the balance of microflora restore cells, tissues and organs can regenerate.

The oil pulling helps with general immune weakness syndromes in long-term physical and psychological states of weakness and the diseases that can result from it.

According to Dr. F. Karach are reports of unprecedented success with the method of oil pulling on the following diseases: Headaches, bronchitis, thrombosis, chronic blood disorders, arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, eczema, stomach ulcers, chronic intestinal diseases, heart and Nierenbe complaints, gynecological illnesses, neurological diseases and liver diseases Preventively at the same time the hen-interference suppression of life-threatening growths (cancer) is prevented.

oilpulling has its roots in Ayurveda, which dates back an estimated 5,000-10,000 years and is widely considered to be the oldest form of health care in the world. The knowledge of Ayurveda spread out from India and influenced the ancient Chinese system, Unani medicine, and the humoral medicine practiced by Hippocrates in Greece.

To understand how oilpulling works, we need to know how Ayurveda works and its basic principles. Ayurveda is made of two root Sanskrit words: AYUS == LIFE/LONGEVITY  VEDA == KNOWLEDGE/SCIENCE

The purpose of each practice is to help the individual to achieve longevity, rejuvenation, and self-realisation, the final goal of this life. Both Ayurveda and Yoga serve as means of harmonizing the physical body so that the powers of our inner consciousness can come into action through it. It is a timeless science since it is based on the eternal wisdom.

It is the medicine of nature based on the SAMKHYA philosophy (SAT= truth, KHYA= know)

The Three Doshas
The basic constitution of each individual is called Prakruti (nature, creativity or the first creation). It is determined at conception, according to the different proportions of bodily Air, Fire, and Water
It depends on:
Previous life Karma/Actions
Parent’s beeja/seeds (ovum and sperm genes)
This constitution is the inherent balance of three Doshas or subtle biological energies which govern the functions of the body, known as Vata (motion), Pitta (metabolism), and Kapha (cohesiveness).

Doshas are formed in the body from food and other physiologic processes, and regulate thousands of separate functions in the mind-body system. Dosha equilibrium (their quantity, quality, and function relative to each other) is thought to be essential for optimal health and prevention of disease.

An individual’s constitution and personality is determined by a unique combination of these three Doshas. Constitution determines what will cause imbalance and susceptibility to illness.

It remains unchanged throughout the lifetime of an individual similar to an individual fingerprint / energy print. Every person is very unique- different percentage and manifestation of properties in physical and mental levels Prakruti is of seven types, either single Dosha predominant, or a combination of two, or all three Doshas combined When the body interacts with the outside changing world, e.g. The Weather, time of the day, diet, stress/ emotional factors, the elements undergo a patho- physiological change in response, and go out of balance, which is called Vikruti

Every person has a unique situation and how he or she responds to that situation is how we see Imbalances manifesting in our body and mind. Ayurveda brings these physiological imbalances to an absolutely balanced state of our original constitution. Gradually we see symptoms and diseases getting under control and disappearing.

The Ancient Literature on oil pulling therapy

Current practice and knowledge of Ayurveda are based on three classic Sanskrit written texts, primarily the Charaka Samhita (circa 1500 BC) who has classified more than 200 diseases and 150 pathological conditions and congenital defects. This is remarkably consistent with WHO disease classification criteria (Mishra, Singh, Dagenais, 2001).

The Sushruta Samhita (1500 BC) which describes 1,120 diseases and 127 different types of surgical instruments, and Ashtanga Hridayam (500 AD) are the other two classics which deal with surgery and internal medicine respectively.

The forms we have now date from far later, no earlier than the early centuries AD, as adaptations to new technology, were incorporated.
Ayurveda laid the foundation for its validation process by emphasizing ‘repeated observations’ and acceptance of data as reliable only if of uniform consistency, without any contradictions.

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The oldest Ayurvedic compilations by Athreya and Agnivesha are believed to be lost. There are three main re-organizers of Ayurveda whose works still exist and are in use. These works were compiled in the texts of Chakra, Sushruta, and Vaghbata Samhita.

Oil Pulling was first mentioned in Charaka Samhita and Sushruta’s Arthashastra, dated back from sometime between the 4th century BC and 2nd century AD, where it was a widely recommended procedure in Ayurveda and referred as Kavala Graha or Kavala gandoosha.

A specific type of Oil Pulling called “Roopana Gandoosha” has been mentioned in Ashtanga Sangraha and is said to have dental benefits. In Ayurveda, this process is said to cure about 30 systemic diseases ranging from a headache, migraine to hypertension, diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular, etc.

Oil Pulling basically slows down the aging process, and it is also said to remove toxins, such as arsenic, from the body. Arsenic is a chemical element naturally found in the Earth’s crust. When combined with other elements, two types of arsenic are formed: organic and inorganic.

People are exposed to both forms of arsenic through food, drinking water, and air. Organic arsenic is not considered harmful to the body. However, inorganic arsenic is toxic in high doses.

To Recap:

What is Oil Pulling? Oil pulling is very simple, completely harmless, and inexpensive unlike most of the medical treatment. The cost is the price of a daily spoonful of vegetable oil—cheaper than even a vitamin tablet. It is one of the most effective forms of therapy.

oilpulling.com is the first ever website to publish on this pulling therapy. We are glad to say that thousands of websites all over the world took the content from oilpulling.com popularized this therapy, one astonishing fact about this therapy is it is the simplest of all the natural remedies and won the confidence of millions of people all around the world. The fact that our oilpulling.com website is accessed by people from 100 countries and the countless emails we have received over the years and the multitude of testimonies on the effectiveness of pulling oil is an indication that oil pulling method is a sure winner in the natural remedies area. The sheer volume of responses is an indicative of the fact that, this therapy needs to be taken seriously.

Over the years at oilpulling.com, we did a lot of research on this method and firmly believe in making benefits of oil pulling available to all with out putting any spin on the original Dr.F.Karach recommendation. Pl. don’t waste any money on any book or spend countless hours studying about this. For those who wants to learn more, we have made a FREE oil pulling Book available to download.

The most obvious result of oil pulling is improved dental health. Coconut oil for hair was an age old practice for people from India. But coconut oil for teeth is a unique experience and most effective way to make your teeth whiter. With pulling oil with coconut oil, teeth become whiter, gums pinker and healthier looking, and breath fresher. That alone makes this natural therapy worthwhile. What is remarkable is that the health benefits don’t stop there. Many health problems, including those for which medical science has yet to find cures for, are also improved or completely cured. Oil pulling has the potential to help with just about any illness or chronic condition. Read more at coconut oil for teeth.

Dr. F. Karach, M.D., presented a paper before the All-Ukrainian Association. The meeting was attended by oncologists and bacteriologists belonging to the Academy of Science of the USSR. Dr. Karach explained an unusual simple healing process using cold-pressed oils.

The results of this therapy invoked astonishment and doubt concerning the contents of his report. However, after further examining the workings of the oil pulling therapy, one has but to then test it on oneself to prove its validity and effectiveness. It is most astonishing that such results can be achieved with this absolutely harmless biological healing method. This simple method makes it possible to effectively treat the most varied diseases, in some cases enabling one to avoid surgical intervention and the taking of medications that can have harmful side effects.

The exciting factor of this oilpulling healing method is its simplicity. It consists of swishing or pulling cold-pressed oil in the mouth ( Sunflower, Sesame or Coconut oil, Pl. note you don’t need to go for organic oils only, A normal refined sunflower oil bought from any supermarket proven to be effective for many people). The healing process is accomplished by the human organism on its own. In this way it is possible to heal cells, tissue and all organs simultaneously, the body itself gets rid of toxic waste without disturbing the healthy microflora. Dr. Karach says human beings are living only half their life span. They could potentially live healthy to be 140 to 150 years old.

The healing process is accomplished by the human organism on its own. In this way it is possible to heal cells, tissue and all organs simultaneously, the body itself gets rid of toxic waste without disturbing the healthy microflora. Dr. Karach says human beings are living only half their life span. They could potentially live healthy to be 140 to 150 years old.  Read oil pulling therapy Origins

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Nature has Always had Answers for SUPERBUGS

Nature has Always had Answers for SUPERBUGS – and One of Them is Cannabis

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For over 100 years, Western Rockefeller Medicine and Big Pharma have been conjoined twins attached at the hip; you cannot have one without the other.

Western medicine has fully embraced the drugs, radiation and surgery model, and ever since the invention of drugs like penicillin and methicillin, it has been throwing synthetic chemicals at its patients to “cure” them.

Every action has an equal and opposite reaction, and meanwhile, Life itself has found a way to counterbalance the effect of antibiotics overuse in the form of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Some such as MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus), MDR TB (Multidrug-Resistant Mycobacterium Tuberculosis) and CRE (Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae) are especially virulent superbugs against which Western Medicine has no defense.

The reason for this situation, of course, is that antibiotics are like the proverbial sledgehammer or cannonball to the mosquito, and by wiping out the human body’s entire bacterial presence in a certain area, you are wiping out the beneficial bacteria which keep the harmful ones in check.

Our body literally depends upon this bacterial balance as the foundation of immunity and health.

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria a Grave Problem Across the World

Recent reports have highlighted the massive problem. This quote is from a report entitled State of the World’s Antibiotics, 2015 by CCDEP (Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy), a US-India health research organization:

“Now, however, once-treatable infections are becoming difficult to cure, raising costs to healthcare facilities, and patient mortality is rising, with costs to both individuals and society.

“Decreasing antibiotic effectiveness has risen from being a minor problem to a broad threat, regardless of a country’s income or the sophistication of its healthcare system.”

“The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that antibiotic resistance is responsible for more than 2 million infections and 23,000 deaths each year in the United States, at a direct cost of $20 billion and additional productivity losses of $35 billion (CDC 2013).

“In Europe, an estimated 25,000 deaths are attributable to antibiotic-resistant infections, costing €1.5 billion annually in direct and indirect costs (EMA and ECDC 2009).

“Although reliable estimates of economic losses in the developing world are not available, it is estimated that 58,000 neonatal sepsis deaths are attributable to drug- resistant infections in India alone (Laxminarayan et al. 2013).

“Studies from Tanzania and Mozambique indicate that resistant infections result in increased mortality in neonates and children under five (Kayange et al. 2010; Roca et al. 2008).”

The WHO (World Health Organization), despite being part of the Rockefeller UN (United Nations), acknowledges the massive problem in its October 2015 fact sheet:

“Antibiotic resistance is rising to dangerously high levels in all parts of the world. New resistance mechanisms emerge and spread globally every day, threatening our ability to treat common infectious diseases.

“A growing list of infections — such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, blood poisoning and gonorrhoea — are becoming harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as antibiotics become less effective.”

Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization’s Health Security department, is reported to have said:

“Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era … common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill.”

Bacteria are intelligent enough to outwit antibiotics through various means, as this study mentions:

“In bacteria, genes can be inherited from relatives or can be acquired from nonrelatives on mobile genetic elements such as plasmids. This horizontal gene transfer (HGT) can allow antibiotic resistance to be transferred among different species of bacteria.

“Resistance can also occur spontaneously through mutation. Antibiotics remove drug-sensitive competitors, leaving resistant bacteria behind to reproduce as a result of natural selection.”

Meet the Plant that Can Defeat Some Strains of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Although Nature (and Man) has created a problem, Nature has also created a solution. It turns out that there may be an answer to the problem of antibiotic overuse and antibiotic-resistant bacteria: cannabis.

marijuana-cannabis_tnAlthough it was demonized in the 1930s-1950s because of its threat to the oil, timber, clothing, fuel and pharmaceutical industries, the scientifically proven truth has emerged that cannabis (aka marijuana, hemp, weed or pot) has amazing medical properties that we are just beginning to understand.

CBD’s astounding health benefits, such as being anti-carcinogenic, neuro-protective, anti-psychotic and anti-inflammatory – now we can add anti-bacterial or anti-microbial, to that list –  and not just against any ordinary bacterium.

A 2008 study entitled Antibacterial Cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: A Structure − Activity Study found that cannabinoids have powerful anti-bacterial ability, including against MRSA:

“All five major cannabinoids (cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabigerol, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, and cannabinol) showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains of current clinical relevance.”

“All compounds showed potent antibacterial activity … Activity was exceptional against some of these strains, in particular the multidrug-resistant (MDR) SA-1199B, which has a high level of resistance to certain fluoroquinolones.

“Also noteworthy is the potent activity demonstrated against EMRSA-15 and EMRSA-16, the major epidemic methicillin-resistant S. aureus strains occurring in U.K. hospitals. These activities compare highly favorably with the standard antibiotics for these strains.”

Conclusion: The Cannabis Plant is a Highly Evolved Organism

The authors of the study state that “everything points towards these compounds having been evolved by the plants as antimicrobial defenses that specifically target bacterial cells … which suggests that we need to find the answer to our problems in Nature, not in a laboratory, and further reinforces the idea that plants are incredible organisms upon which the literal survival of mankind depends.

Clearly, the cannabis plant is a highly evolved organism if it has developed phytochecmials that can outwit and defeat antibiotic-resistant bacteria and the most virulent of superbugs.

The authors conclude:

“Given the availability of C. sativa strains producing high concentrations of nonpsychotropic cannabinoids, this plant represents an interesting source of antibacterial agents to address the problem of multidrug resistance in MRSA and other pathogenic bacteria.

“This issue has enormous clinical implications, since MRSA is spreading throughout the world and, in the United States, currently accounts for more deaths each year than AIDS.”

What better proof could there be of the utter backwardness of our world that marijuana is still classified by the US Government as a Schedule 1 drug (meaning it has “no currently accepted medical use” and “high potential for abuse”), yet it may hold the key for unwinding the devastating harm done to the world by Big Pharma and its antibiotic overuse?


Source(s):

humansarefree.com

healthy-holistic-living.com

ORIGINAL ARTICLE http://www.healthfreedoms.org/nature-has-always-had-answers-for-superbugs-and-one-of-them-is-cannabis/

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