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Soursop Fruit Better Than Chemotherapy?

soursopThe fruit’s extracts from Annona muricata tree selectively inhibit the growth of human breast cancer cells.
The Soursop is a flowering, evergreen tree native to tropical regions of the world. It also contains a long, prickly green fruit which happens to kill cancer up to 10,000 times more effectively than strong chemotherapy drugs, all without the nasty side effects and without harming healthy cells.

According to Cancer Research UK, Annona muricata is an active principle in an herbal remedy marketed under the brand name Triamazon. The licensing for this product in the UK is not accepted due to its enormous healing effects on the body and potential loss of profits for competing pharmaceutical cancer drugs.

This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil, guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name “soursop” in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks and sherbets.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

Deep within the Amazon Rainforest, this tree grows wild and could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:

Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America’s largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970’s. What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing…Extracts from the tree were shown to:

Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
What’s more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched – so why haven’t you heard anything about it?

The drug industry began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to synthesize two of the Graviola tree’s most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they’d be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

How to Make Soursop Juice Jamaican Style

Replace Mercury Amalgams ASAP to Stay Healthy

By Dr. Mercola

Story at-a-glance
The U.S. lags behind on banning mercury in dentistry because the FDA has long been the world’s number one protector of mercury fillings (amalgams).
In the U.S., four out of five dental specialists still use amalgams, and the material continues to be endorsed by the American Dental Association, in spite of the fact that 77 percent of consumers would opt for safer fillings if given the choice—even if they had to pay more.
When you factor in environmental and cleanup costs, amalgam is actually the MOST expensive dental material in the world.
For minor cavities, using glass ionomers with Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) is a less invasive and less painful alternative to traditional fillings.
I am excited to have the opportunity to interview Charlie Brown, one of my legal heroes in the battle against mercury. Charlie has been a major force in the ground roots movement against mercury amalgams.

Although the battle with the FDA rumbles on, we are whittling away at the barriers to progress, “hitting them upside the head” repeatedly with facts they can’t deny. And we have no plans of letting up!

This issue is just too important, too critical to your health and the long-term health of your children.

Mercury is a potent heavy metal toxin that can poison your brain, central nervous system and kidneys.

It is one serious toxin and it personally severely damaged my kidneys when I had my amalgam fillings improperly removed 17 years ago.

Children and fetuses, whose brains are still developing, are most at risk, but really anyone can be impacted.

In fact, just one drop of mercury in a lake would poison the lake to the extent that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) would ban it from fishing.

Yet, unbelievably, they let you carry around a mouthful of this toxic metal and would have you believe it somehow loses its capacity to do harm if installed in your teeth.The average person in the U.S. has eight amalgam fillings. Clearly, this is no small problem and calls for urgent action.

U.S. Lags Behind, While the World Moves Forward on Banning Mercury

The FDA has long been the world’s number one protector of mercury fillings, and the U.S. is lagging behind the rest of the world, and even behind some third world countries, in protecting its citizens from this toxic product:

Denmark, Norway and Sweden have essentially banned amalgams
There are 5,636 hospitals in developing countries that are committed to or already mercury-free. The majority of these are in the Philippines, India and Argentina.
Canada advised dentists to stop placing amalgam in children and pregnant women in 1996 (although Canada appears to be regressing on this issue now, thanks to the recent position taken by its Chief Dental Officer Peter Cooney).
In the United States, four out of five dental specialists still use amalgams, and the material continues to be endorsed by the American Dental Association. The FDA’s determination to protect mercury fillings has no doubt had something to do with its commissioner. FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg has an egregious conflict of interest on amalgam, yet participated in the rulemaking that led to FDA’s disappointing ruling in 2009.

Hamburg entered the FDA through the revolving government/private industry door after allegedly making millions as the director of Henry Schein Inc., the largest seller of dental amalgam (mercury fillings). The FDA has a history of stacking the deck of its advisory panels so that the pro-industry, pro-mercury position is upheld. Yet, most recently, the U.S. State Department has called for a “phase down” of mercury fillings, followed by an “eventual” phase out. The State Department’s submission to the Mercury International Negotiation Committee also called for:

Educating patients and parents (about amalgam) in order to protect children and fetuses
Training of dental professionals on the environmental impacts of mercury in dental amalgams
This is a very encouraging turn of events that brings us one step closer to mercury-free dentistry for all. Even though the FDA signed on to this statement internationally, they have yet to change the rule at home, so your support IS still needed.

Amalgams Frequently Used as They Generate More Profit

According to a Zogby poll, 77 percent of consumers would willingly pay more to opt out of dental amalgam in favor of safer dental fillings. If this opt-out occurred, it would effectively reduce the number of patients your dentist could funnel through his office on any given day.

Mercury fillings are quick and easy to put in. It isn’t that composite materials cost more—they just take longer to make. Not only can dentists buzz through a lot of mercury amalgam fillings each day, but these amalgams also require the destruction of quite a lot of good tooth matter, which sets you up for more dental problems down the road… meaning, more dental work, including root canals. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, from a dentist’s perspective.

So, the perceived profitability of mercury fillings has led to what Charlie Brown calls a “drill, fill and bill” mentality.

Fewer patients coming through the door each day isn’t the only issue striking fear in the heart of your mercury-loving dentist. Many dentists are also wary of the possibility that thousands, if not millions, of lawsuits could arise if they—or the FDA—admitted to the damage mercury amalgams have done to public health. Litigation and class action lawsuits could deliver an incapacitating blow to the dental industry.

If we are to gain the support of government regulators and the American Dental Association (ADA), then some protection from liability must be part of the package. This is why the environmental approach is ideal, because it offers some insulation from liability on the part of the dental industry, hopefully making new regulations a bit more palatable and easier to get passed.

Mercury Fillings and the Environment

The ADA and other pro-mercury proponents have always claimed that mercury fillings are a very cost effective way to treat dental decay. But is this true? NOT when you examine the true cost to human health and the environment.

Mercury from dental offices is actually the largest source of mercury found in wastewater. According to an article by Michael Bender (co-founder of the Mercury Policy Project), at least 40 percent of mercury flowing into municipal water treatment plants comes from dentist offices! And urban water treatment plants are not set up to remove it, so eventually this dental mercury will end up in the fish on your dinner plate.

The risk doesn’t end there, however.

Mercury fillings in the teeth of someone who dies actually pose a risk to the living. Emissions from the combustion of mercury fillings during cremation are a significant contaminator of air, waterways, soil, wildlife and food. Seven to nine metric tons of mercury per year escapes into the atmosphere during cremations, and it is estimated that, left unchecked, crematoria will be the largest single cause of mercury pollution by 2020. Sweden now mandates that all mercury fillings be removed prior to cremation for this very reason.

When you factor in environmental costs and cleanup costs, amalgam is actually the MOST EXPENSIVE dental material in the world!

It makes perfect sense to approach legislative change regarding amalgams from the environmental perspective, which is why the mercury treaty has made environmental cleanup its central focus.

A Great Alternative for Fixing Minor Cavities: Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART)

“Drilling and filling” is not the only option for treatment of dental caries. For minor cavities, a less invasive and less painful technique called Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART) has proven quite effective, especially in underserved populations in both developing and industrialized countries. ART involves manual excavation of the decayed area with hand tools, eliminating the need for expensive drills and anesthesia.

Since ART is noninvasive, it is tolerated very well by patients, who experience less pain than with traditional fillings. And the technique has earned the endorsement of the World Health Organization (WHO) who has called it an “acceptable and effective treatment to control and prevent decay in socioeconomically deprived communities.” ART is currently used in at least 25 countries and is a regular part of dental training programs in at least three countries. One major advantage to this less-invasive treatment is that you don’t have to be a dentist to do it. Dental hygienists, dental assistants and other properly trained individuals can perform ART.

The dental industry has been less than eager to hop on board, afraid this would cut into their exclusive cavity-busting monopoly. However, I agree with Charlie Brown that dentists would still make plenty of money from more complicated dental work. In fact, they would probably earn even MORE because the work that only they can perform is more complicated—therefore more expensive to the consumer.

How You Can Keep the Wheels of Progress Turning

We now have two sessions down and three to go for the international mercury treaty. If all goes well, the treaty will be signed in 2013. Once any treaty is signed, it is up to Congress to implement it, and that could take another several years. In the meantime, we must keep pressure on the FDA, and there are some steps you can take to help with this:

Tell your family, friends, and neighbors the truth about dental amalgams. Don’t let your dentist talk you into one for yourself or for your child. It’s not your dentist’s mouth—it’s YOUR mouth. And YOUR pocket book—which holds a great deal of buying power. If your dentist insists mercury is safe, you may want to seek a mercury-free dentist.
Consider writing to the FDA Director of the Division of Dental Devices, Anthony Watson, at: anthony.watson@fda.hhs.gov.

Ask Mr. Watson:

Since the FDA’s own panel of scientists advises that amalgam should “definitely not” be implanted in children, pregnant women, and hypersensitive people, how soon will you take action to protect these vulnerable populations from this toxin?
Since the FDA has a duty to tell consumers that amalgam contains mercury that can damage the neurological systems of unborn babies, children, and hypersensitive populations, when does FDA intend to clearly state this warning on its consumer website and in consumer labeling?
Since Commissioner Hamburg claims FDA is committed to transparency, how does FDA plan to keep the public updated on its progress with regard to the amalgam issue?
Consider joining/donating to the Consumers for Dental Choice, the organization founded by Charlie Brown. It’s a great source for information and a way to stay updated on mercury policy issues.
I encourage you to get involved.

Brantford Ontario MS Walk April 17th 2011

My Only little sister Shelley, of the four sisters I have been blessed with, unhappily, has been diagnosed with MS. My family, friends and I, will be walking in the Brantford MS Walk 2011 to Raise Money to help the cause.  Please Give Generously
We Thrashers (Our Group) are out to raise money for all the people with multiple sclerosis who need help financially to get through life and to help increase funding for research so that one day they will find a cure.” By supporting someone in our fund raising events, you can make a difference in the life of someone with multiple sclerosis. Proceeds from MS Society fund raising events provide support and services to help those living with this disease, their families and caregivers as well as fund research with three primary goals: to find a cause and cure for MS, repair nervous system damage caused by MS and stop MS attacks. We believe we will end multiple sclerosis, and with your help we can get there. Please Give Generously

Your Kitchen versus Your Pharmacist

Most of us already understand that fighting a cold or flu is best done by drinking lots of fluids and getting plenty of rest. You also want to get a lot of Vitamin C. Even though you might know how to stay healthy, when you get sick your major concern is getting better quickly. This is one of the reasons that so many people choose drugs over natural remedies. These medications can sooth cold and flu symptoms fairly quickly. The medications only damper your symptoms they do not cure them and you could cause your cold to stick around for a longer period of time! Natural health methods, on the other hand, actually work against your cold so that you get over the cold faster.

There are elements in chicken soup that make it a good cure for the common cold-even scientists will admit it! Over the counter medications will not actually combat the illness that ails you but the ingredients in chicken soup will because they are filled with vitamins and nutrients that your body needs to build its immune system to help combat the germs that have taken hold. Ginger has been used for centuries to combat the common cold. Ginger is really easy to come by-it is used in almost every kitchen in the world and many people swear by ginger tea when they have a cold or the flu. Adding some ginger to your food is a good idea when you start to feel sick is a great way to help fight off the germs. The healing properties of the ginger will start helping you get over your cold or flu. By adding ginger to your diet on a regular basis you can build a super strong immune system that will help defend against germs that try to make you sick.

Many natural health enthusiasts swear by Echinacea. The trick to making sure that Echinacea does its job is to keep some on hand and take it as soon as you start to feel a cold set in. Some people insist that, when taken early on, Echinacea can stop a cold or the flu in its tracks. If you’ve already had the flu set in, Echinacea can speed up the healing process and lessen the effects of your symptoms. Taking approximately 1200 mgs a day while you’re ill will help you heal. By taking 400 mgs thrice daily you’ll get the recommended dosage but don’t take all 1200 mgs at once or you could make yourself worse.

Strengthening your immune system through natural health practices is one of the best ways to keep from getting sick at all. More importantly, knowing how to correctly treat the symptoms you do have can go a long way to helping you combat illness and to keep yourself from accidentally making yourself sicker. Don’t be afraid to be practical and use what you have on hand instead of stuffing a bunch of chemicals into your body.

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What is Acupuncture?

It’s surprising how much modern medicine is derived from ancient tradition, and has a specific mysticism surrounding the myriad effects of traditional medicinal techniques from the Orient. Acupuncture is really a therapeutic means of bringing the body’s natural capacity to heal itself back into balance, and its history could be traced back for thousands of years. The practice derives originally from a belief inside human body’s normal ability to keep itself in check against negative external influences. The ancient Chinese had good respect for what modern science would later refer to as the immune procedure, and believed that each and every person carried with them a permanent energy field that constituted the incredibly essence of life. By keeping this field strong, your body stayed strong as well. Other cultures believed in this principle at the same time, and the power has been called quite a few diverse names throughout the course of history. The Chinese referred to this mysterious substance as “chi.”

Chi, according to ancient medicine, was thought to flow freely throughout your body along special pathways, also known as Meridians. Stress as well as other unfavorable influences in a person’s life can lead to these passages, which coincide with a lot of in the central pressure points of the human nervous technique, to develop harmful blockages over time. This can inhibit the normal flow of Chi, and promote poor immunity against common diseases. Acupuncture, as its name suggests, is the practice of utilizing very thin needles which are no thicker than a human hair to literally pierce strategic points from the human system. Despite what this sounds like, the needles are remarkably small, and cause virtually no pain upon entry. The purpose of the needles is to strategically stimulate particular points along the Meridians of the body, depending on the signs the patient happens to get suffering with. This, in turn, will relieve blockages, and permit the body to return to a state during which it can begin its organic healing process.

The perceived experience on the part from the patient is typically 1 of a euphoric relieving of tension, similar to what 1 might expect from a deep tissue massage. Feeling a sudden rush of latent emotional power is also not uncommon. While there may perhaps not be a lot of medical or scientific founding inside theory of re-balancing the natural healing flow of Chi in the body, per se, what is for certain is that the nervous procedure from the human body is quite complicated, and stimulating selected clusters of nerves that are connected in not-so-obvious methods to areas of the body that may be experiencing ailments. Relaxing involuntary muscle tension as a result can relieve tension on certain internal organs, which generally allows them to return to some more normal mode of function.

Among the most remarkable aspects of acupuncture is always that you can find hardly ever any damaging side effects after a session, which is not something that could be said for a lot of of the a lot more conventional medical treatments for plenty of conditions that Acupuncture has proven to get capable to ward off. Even the entry points with the Acupuncture needles are hardly ever visible after they’ve been removed. The lesson to be taken away from this is that occasionally the oldest, simplest solutions to some issue can continue being the most effective even thousands of years later.

Remove Your Dental Amalgams

I have been in a battle with mercury toxicity for over a year now. The strange symptoms of tingling, and skin rashes, burning sensations and raw skin, combined, with joint pain and mood/personality disorders, have forced me to learn about mercury toxicity. This in turn, led me, to toxic mercury dental amalgams, which I cannot believe were ever used , let alone, that they are still being used today. I, at 61 years of age,  had 16 of these fillings up until December of 2009, when I started their removal, I have since had the bottom teeth in my mouth replaced with composite fillings, that have been tested to be best for me.

You can do your own research, as there are thousands of references to this condition, and, I now believe that for one to acquire maximum health, one has to start with being completely free and clear of mercury, as well as all other heavy metals. There are many natural methods documented for helping you with detoxing from heavy metals. I have used most of these at different times during my detoxification, they include cilantro, chorella, chlorophyll and any range of good green foods. Fiber is also very important, and daily I consume, chia seed, hemp seed and flax seed as well as psyllium husk to aid with elimination.

I believe that this toxicity from our environment, the food we eat, and, our old amalgam fillings, to be the cause of many diseases today, including autism and alzheimer’s, so get that mercury out of your mouth!

I have embarked on at least my decade of detoxing,  and intend to keep this up in some form for the rest of my life, that is a regimen of diet, exercise,  supplementation and detoxing that will hopefully help me to attain optimum health. Please see the video below, to better understand,  the complications,  of a human body dealing with mercury.

How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Damage – Uni. of Calgary