Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Breast Cancer & Mammograms

In recent years women have been forcefed the idea that mammograms are the definitive way to detect breast cancer. The latest research shows that far from this being the truth, they can cause undue harm. Read the whole story by following the link list below.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

MS & Sunlight

Multiple sclerosis comes like a thief in the night and robs you of your quality of life. Your muscles weaken… and you lose coordination. You suffer from tremors and vision loss. And before you know it, you’re in a wheelchair, unable to tend to your daily needs.
About 300,000 Americans live with MS. Each year brings 10,000 new cases.
Doctors have been baffled for more than 30 years. Without knowing the cause of MS, the most they could do was prescribe drugs. Toxic drugs that could impair the immune system and do more harm than good.
But now researchers have unraveled the MS mystery. They’ve found an all-natural cure that’s safe and effective. It’s a powerful hormone. You can get it in high doses while taking a stroll in the park.
Dr. Jodie M. Burton is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Calgary in Canada. She works in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. As part of the university’s MS team, she has explored ways to treat the disease.
Dr. Burton also worked as a neurologist at the University of Toronto. While there, she studied the impact of the all-natural hormone on MS patients. Her findings appeared in the journal Neurology.
When Your Body’s Internal Army Turns on Itself…
MS is an auto-immune disorder. Instead of protecting the body, the immune system turns on itself and attacks the protective covering on brain neurons. The impaired neurons then form scars (sclera) in multiple places on your brain and spinal column. (That’s why it’s called multiple sclerosis.)
Dr. Burton studied a group of MS patients. Half of them took 14,000 IUs of the hormone every day for one year. The other half could take up to 4,000 units. But most took about 1,000. All patients also received 1,200 mg of calcium daily.
The result: Only 14% of those taking 14,000 IUs had a relapse. That’s compared to 40% of those taking a lower dose. The study found no side effects, even at high doses.
Not only that. Those who took the higher dose reduced their relapse rate by 40% compared to the prior year. The others saw only a 17% reduction.
The hormone appears to suppress the auto-immune activity that leads to MS. It does so by reducing out-of-control T-cells. They’re the ones that attack the protective covering on the neurons.
Dr. Burton’s findings support a similar study in 2003. It was done by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health. They followed women in two large Nurse Health Studies. They found the hormone had a “protective effect.” And it kept the women from developing MS.
Neurologist Calls This All-Natural Solution “Incredibly Inexpensive” and “Powerfully Effective”
This powerful solution is vitamin D. It’s not really a vitamin. It’s a hormone your body produces naturally when exposed to the sun.
So ignore the myth about the sun being bad for you. It’s a lot of nonsense spread by the American Cancer Society and dermatologists. It’s to their benefit to keep you in the dark.
Deprive yourself of sunlight, and you put your health at risk.
Dr. David Perlmutter is a neurologist and fellow at the American College of Nutrition. He’s a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. And he’s currently Medical Director of the Perlmutter Health Center. He is a renowned expert on nutritional influences in neurological disorders.
He says Dr. Burton’s findings offer real hope for MS patients. “As a practicing neurologist actively treating patients with this sometimes-devastating disease, this new report clearly offered a potentially new and powerful tool for my toolbox,” he wrote in a recent article. “Vitamin D is incredibly inexpensive, and according to this report safe and powerfully effective as well.”
Dr. Michael F. Holick is a professor of Medicine, Physiology, and Biophysics. He works at Boston University Medical Center. He’s also Director of the Vitamin D, Skin and Bone Research Laboratory. He is the author of The Vitamin D Solution: A 3-Step Strategy to Cure Our Most Common Health Problem.
Dr. Holick says studies show that people in northern latitudes are more prone to diseases like MS and cancer. And now we know why. They are not getting enough sun.
“It is known that if you are born above 35° latitude at approximately Atlanta, Georgia, and live at this latitude for the first 10 years of your life that you have a 100% increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis,” he states on his website. “Recent studies have suggested that women and men who increase their vitamin D intake above 400 IU of vitamin D a day reduce the risk of developing multiple sclerosis by approximately 40%.”
Protect Yourself from MS in Just 15 Minutes a Day
So what do you do with this information? First, make sure you’re getting enough sun. According to Dr. Holick, you can boost your body’s vitamin D production by being outside for just 15-20 minutes. He says sunbathing can be equal to taking 20,000 IUs of vitamin D orally. With no sun exposure, he says you should take at least 1,000 IUs of vitamin D3 daily.
Other experts say you should take between 4,000 and 10,000 IUs a day. It depends on your situation.
Vitamin D is also in many foods. Nuts, seeds, and oils are the best sources. You can get it in green leafy vegetables 
And vitamin D isn’t just helpful in warding off MS… It can cause cancer cells to self-destruct. Dramatically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. Lower bad cholesterol. Improve your mood. Help you maintain healthy blood pressure levels. Boost your defenses against germs, bacteria, and infectious disease. And increase your physical and mental energy.
It can also help prevent and treat rheumatoid arthritis… Parkinson’s disease… osteoporosis… and in all, over 20 different diseases!
To your best health,

Michael Jelinek,
Managing Editor, NHD “Health Watch


Sustainability is the basis of Natural Living as advocated by Natural Hygiene and Nature Cure. The following video shows just what we can do in our very own neighbourhood and homes. It is the story of what a determined group in Brooklyn, New York City, are doing right now.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

An Alternative Viewpoint

An Alternative Viewpoint

As much as I appreciate and commend Mike and his Health Rangers Newsletter for the great work they are doing, sometimes from a Nature Cure, and Natural Hygiene view point, the articles become a little skewed, being based, as I would see it, upon contemporary medical scientific thinking, and not upon that of Alternative Scientific thinking. Alternative Scientific thinking having its origin in the theories of the scientists who subscribe to pleomorphism, against mono-morphism. That is, that the bacteria are not the cause of disease, they are a part of the process of recovery, and take on many forms, according to the media they have to deal with. That (acute)disease is our bodies response to the conditions we have provided. On this basis is my response(below) to the following article.

NaturalNews) As most NaturalNews readers probably already know, there is a rapidly-growing resistance to antibiotics that has given way to antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" like Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), and even the strongest antibiotic drugs available have all but lost their ability to treat even the most common infections that afflict people today.

However, a research scientist from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI in Leipzig, Germany, has discovered that simple, natural amino acids work better than antibiotics at treating infections, and they do not cause harm to healthy cells in the body.

For their study, Dr. Andreas Schubert and his colleagues from Fraunhofer tested the effects of amino acids in vitro and found that they broke through bacterial membranes and penetrated them quicker and with less of a required concentration than antibiotic drugs. And the best part of all was that the amino acids caused no cell damage, unlike antibiotics which kill off beneficial bacteria in the system as well as harmful bacteria.

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                                       My Response

The first question we require to ask ourselves, when looking to find the answer to the so-called benefits of amino acids in these circumstances, is “What is (acute) disease?” And from a Nature Cure and Natural Hygiene viewpoint, it is the process by which our bodies heal themselves(restore homeostasis), from trauma. The trauma having originated either, physiologically(poor nutrition, lack of sunlight, accumulated toxic waste, etc.),physically(lack of physical activity, accident,etc.) psychologically(psychogical trauma, lack of adequate skills for dealing with stress etc.). Or a combination of any of the afore-mentioned – which it usually is.

The stopping(suppression) of this process by whatever means, be it antibiotics, or amino acids, as mentioned in the above article, is harmful, and fraught with danger in-so-far as in an extreme situation, could cause death to occur. And in all instances can, and will most certainly be, the pre-cursor to chronic disease at a later stage in life.

So that far from being  life-saving, and life-preserving, as this article implies, amino acids only contribute further to our ill health, and may well be the basis of our eventual demise if persevered with long term.
John Fielder DO,DC,ND(Adel)
Osteopath & Lifestyle Consultant
Academy of Natural Living