Thursday, 31 May 2007

Soft Drinks May Damage Your DNA

The Independent is reporting new findings that indicate a common additive called sodium benzoate, found in soft drinks such as Fanta and Pepsi Max among others, has the ability to switch off vital parts of DNA in a cell's mitochondria. From the article: 'The mitochondria consumes the oxygen to give you energy and if you damage it - as happens in a number of diseased states - then the cell starts to malfunction very seriously. And there is a whole array of diseases that are now being tied to damage to this DNA - Parkinson's and quite a lot of neuro-degenerative diseases, but above all the whole process of aging.' European Union MPs are now calling for an urgent investigation in the wake of these alarming new findings.

does 'free energy' exist?

An interesting article - especially the conclusion that there needs to be a rise in world consciousness for free energy to be made available:

The World of Free Energy
By Peter Lindemann, D.Sc.
March 1, 2001

"In the late 1880's, trade journals in the electrical sciences were predicting "free electricity" in the near future. Incredible discoveries about the nature of electricity were becoming common place. Nikola Tesla was demonstrating "wireless lighting" and other wonders associated with high frequency currents. There was an excitement about the future like never before.

Within 20 years, there would be automobiles, airplanes, movies, recorded music, telephones, radio, and practical cameras. The Victorian Age was giving way to something totally new. For the first time in history, common people were encouraged to envision a utopian future, filled with abundant modern transportation and communication, as well as jobs, housing and food for everyone. Disease would be conquered, and so would poverty. Life was getting better, and this time, everyone was going to get "a piece of the pie." So, what happened? In the midst of this technological explosion, where did the energy breakthroughs go? Was all of this excitement about "free electricity", which happened just before the beginning of the last century, all just wishful thinking that "real science" eventually disproved?

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

magnesium and zinc - are you getting enough?

interesting website on the role of magnesium and zinc, etc. in the treatment and prevention of
common cold, dysmenorrhea, menstruel cramps, cardiac arrhythmas, depression, angina pectoris, asthma, leukemia, allergy, herpes, etc.

WATER – the world’s simplest (and cheapest) cure

what the drugs companies maybe hope you don’t get to hear about!

From the book:

"Your Body's Many Cries for Water"

Cure # 1: Water prevents and cures heartburn.

Heartburn is a signal of water shortage in the upper part of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a major thirst signal of the human body. The use of antacids or tablet medications in the treatment of this pain does not correct dehydration, and the body continues to suffer as a result of its water shortage.

Tragedy: Not recognizing heartburn as a sign of dehydration and treating it with antacids and pill medications will, in time, produce inflammation of the stomach and duodenum, hiatal hernia, ulceration, and eventually cancers in the gastrointestinal tract, including the liver and pancreas.
Cure # 2: Water prevents and cures arthritis.

Rheumatoid joint pain - arthritis - is a signal of water shortage in the painful joint. It can affect the young as well as the old. The use of pain-killers does not cure the problem, but exposes the person to further damage from pain medications. Intake of water and small amounts of salt will cure this problem.
Cure # 3: Water prevents and cures back pain.

Low back pain and ankylosing arthritis of the spine are signs of water shortage in the spinal column and discs - the water cushions that support the weight of the body. These conditions should be treated with increased water intake - not a commercial treatment, but a very effective one.

Tragedy: Not recognizing arthritis and low back pain as signs of dehydration in the joint cavities and treating them with pain-killers, manipulation, acupuncture, and eventually surgery will, in time, produce osteoarthritis when the cartilage cells in the joints have eventually all died. It will produce deformity of the spine. It will produce crippling deformities of the limbs. Pain medications have their own life-threatening complications.

Cure # 4: Water prevents and cures angina.

Heart pain - angina - is a sign of water shortage in the heart/lung axis. It should be treated with increased water intake until the patient is free of pain and independent of medications. Medical supervision is prudent. However, increased water intake is angina's cure.

Cure # 5: Water prevents and cures migraines.

Migraine headache is a sign of water need by the brain and the eyes. It will totally clear up if dehydration is prevented from establishing in the body. The type of dehydration that causes migraine might eventually cause inflammation of the back of the eye and possibly loss of eye sight.

Cure #6: Water prevents and cures colitis.

Colitis pain is a signal of water shortage in the large gut. It is associated with constipation because the large intestine constricts to squeeze the last drop of water from the excrements - thus the lack of water lubrication.

Tragedy: Not recognizing colitis pain as a sign of dehydration will cause persistent constipation. Later in life, it will cause fecal impacting: it can cause diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and polyps, and appreciably increases the possibility of developing cancer of the colon and rectum.

Cure # 7: Water and salt prevent and cure asthma.

Asthma, which also affects 14 million children and kills several thousand of them every year, is a complication of dehydration in the body. It is caused by the drought management programs of the body. In asthma free passage of air is obstructed so that water does not leave the body in the form of vapor - the winter steam. Increased water intake will prevent asthma attacks. Asthmatics need also to take more salt to break the mucus plugs in the lungs that obstruct the free flow of air in and out of the air sacs.

Tragedy: Not recognizing asthma as the indicator of dehydration in the body of a growing child not only will sentence many thousands of children to die every year, but will permit irreversible genetic damage to establish in the remaining 14 million asthmatic children.

Cure # 8: Water prevents and cures high blood pressure.

Hypertension is a state of adaptation of the body to a generalized drought, when there is not enough water to fill all the blood vessels that diffuse water into vital cells. As part of the mechanism of reverse osmosis, when water from the blood serum is filtered and injected into important cells through minute holes in their membranes, extra pressure is needed for the "injection process." Just as we inject I.V. "water" in hospitals, so the body injects water into tens of trillions of cells all at the same time. Water and some salt intake will bring blood pressure back to normal!

Tragedy: Not recognizing hypertension as one of the major indicators of dehydration in the human body, and treating it with diuretics that further dehydrate the body will, in time, cause blockage by cholesterol of the heart arteries and the arteries that go to the brain. It will cause heart attacks and small or massive strokes that paralyze. It will eventually cause kidney disease. It will cause brain damage and neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Cure # 9: Water prevents and cures early adult-onset diabetes.

Adult-onset diabetes is another adaptive state to severe dehydration of the human body. To have adequate water in circulation and for the brain's priority water needs, the release of insulin is inhibited to prevent insulin from pushing water into all body cells. In diabetes, only some cells get survival rations of water. Water and some salt will reverse adult-onset diabetes in its early stages.

Tragedy: Not recognizing adult-onset diabetes as a complication of dehydration will, in time, cause massive damage to the blood vessels all over the body. It will cause eventual loss of the toes, feet and legs from gangrene. It will cause eye damage, even blindness.

Cure # 10: Water lowers blood cholesterol.

High cholesterol levels are an indicator of early drought management by the body. Cholesterol is a clay-like material that is poured in the gaps of some cell membranes to safeguard them against losing their vital water content to the osmotically more powerful blood circulating in their vicinity. Cholesterol, apart from being used to manufacture nerve cell membranes and hormones, is also used as a "shield" against water taxation of other vital cells that would normally exchange water through their cell membranes.

Cure # 11: Water cures depression, loss of libido, chronic fatigue syndrome, lupus, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy.

These conditions are caused by prolonged chronic dehydration. They will clear up once the body becomes well and regularly hydrated. In these conditions, exercising one's muscles should be part of the treatment program.

For More Information, Read the Book:
Your Body's Many Cries for Water.

by F. Batmanghelidj, M.D.


"The Tao is very close, but everyone looks far away.
Life is very simple, but everyone seeks difficulty."
-- Taoist Sage, 200 B.C

Tuesday, 29 May 2007

driving and back pain

useful advice on driving to avoid back pain:

Whether driving a car, a bus, or a truck or even as a passenger you could be suffering driving-related back pain.

This information has been used by Hong Kong Govt. (Taxi Services) and a number of companies in USA.
Effects of Driving

We are all different and everyone varies in terms of size, weight and shape. The length of our arms and legs and the natural curves of the spine are unique to each individual.

We need to ensure, therefore, that our cars seats are adjusted to suit our own particular requirements. It is important that you look after your back in every aspect of your driving. Both the driver and the passenger can stiffen up in a car during a long trip. While sitting for a long time in a fixed position it is extremely important for the passenger to alter his/her position from time to time and sit with knees bent and thighs level. Moving regularly avoiding sitting with legs crossed allows one to be most comfortable.

For drivers and passengers it is good to stop regularly, especially if feeling tired. A good stretch, ideally once every few hours, bringing your knees right up to your chest gives the whole of the body a bit of a wake up.

Back pain It is very important to choose a car with an adjustable lumber support. Otherwise a wedge shape cushion is another way of ensuring that the pelvis is higher than the knees allowing the back to be in a more relaxed position.

An automatic car is obviously better with someone who has a weak back as pushing the clutch increases pressure on the back.

Choose a car with a higher kerb height to make getting in and out less of a strain on the spine.

Power steering also lessens the stress on the back.
Driving can cause:

* Neck pain
* Eyestrain
* Headache
* Wrist pain
* Back ache
* Hip pain
* Knee/foot and ankle pain

Is your car right for you? The driver should place both hands together, pointing forwards. If the steering wheel is not offset then the driver is pointing straight at the centre of the wheel. The danger of having an offset wheel is that most drivers end to rotate the middle of the spine to compensate for its position, producing long term back strain.

When the seat is in the normal position make a fist with the left hand keeping the thumb to the side of the index finger. You should be able to put the fist on the crown of the head. If you are only just able to put the flat of the hand between the roof and the head then there is not enough headroom. The driver is then very likely to compensate for this lack of height by slouching in the seat, which then strains the back and thighs.

Looking down at the legs when you have both hands evenly placed on the steering wheel, you should be able to see equal amounts of both legs between the arms. The left leg is often seen but the other will be obscured by the right arm. This may mean that the shoulder girdle is rotated to the left in relation to the pelvis.

After having driven the car awhile look down and check the position of your right leg. Is it elevated above the level of the left leg or has it rotated towards the edge of the seat? Is the right foot in line with the thigh in the correct position or has it had to move across towards the middle of the car?

What to do when driving: Adjust the car seats to suit your posture and always make sure that you keep the seat fairly upright and slightly leaning backwards.

Adjust the headrest so that the centre of it is level with your eyes. If it is to low then more trauma can result after an accident.

Adjust the seat belt properly making sure you use it at all times. Children also need to be checked thoroughly with appropriate cushions if necessary.

Lifting unnecessary weights should be avoided. Be very careful when loading and unloading and always remember to lift correctly.

First sit down when getting into the car and then swing the legs in. Move the seat back and then swing your legs out on getting out. Get out if you need to get bags from the rear seat and avoid reaching over from the front seat.

Rotating and lifting the shoulders to the ears before lowering them with an out breath is a good way of letting muscle tension go and relaxing more.

Whether driving a car, a bus, or a truck or even as a passenger you could be suffering driving-related back pain. In all these cases chiropractic care including very simple exercises can help.

Monday, 28 May 2007

depression and magnesium

good article on magnesium supplementation curing depression:(follow link on the left of the page)

Sunday, 27 May 2007

eye exercises - easy!

If you need to perform eye exercises to improve your vision try a few simple ones that can be accomplished at any time (not while driving!).

To un-strain the eyes, simply place your palms over the eyes causing total darkness without physically touching the eyeball itself. Close the eyes and look upwards, then straight ahead, as far as you can to the right and then back to centre, look straight down and back to centre then look as far as you can to the left before looking back at the starting point.

Alternatively, hold a pencil straight in front of you at arm’s length. Focus your eyes on the tip and slowly move the pencil toward the face until it touches the nose before moving it back to the starting point. Always keep the tip in focus and eventually your eye muscles could improve in strength and vision.

cell phone dangers

the one about cell phones cooking eggs could be a hoax, but to see a top scientist in this field click on this:

cell phones cook eggs for real?


Need A Cooker?
Use Your Cell Phone
By Sue Mueller

Many organizations including the cell phone industry often downplay the risk of cell phone radiation to the brain. Results from short-term studies were used to convince consumers that use of a cell phone is not associated with brain tumors or cancer, which only develop decades after exposure.

To be fair, no one knows exactly how much harm a cell phone can do to a person.

Recently, new media has reported a study showing the radiation from cell phones is so full of energy they can be used to cook eggs.

In the experiment, researchers placed one egg in a porcelain cup (because it is easy to conduct heat), and put one cell phone on one side and another cell phone on the other. The researchers then called from one cell phone to another and kept the cell phones on after connecting.

During the first 15 minutes, nothing changed. After 25 minutes, however, the egg shell started to become hot and at 40 minutes, the surface of the egg became hard and bristled. Researchers found the protein in the egg had become solid although the egg yolk was still in liquid form. After 65 minutes, the whole egg was well cooked.

The study shows how scary cell phone radiation is. People should try to avoid use of cell phones. Although so far no one has proved the radiation from cell phones can cause something clinically significant. By the same token, there has been no one who can disprove the existence of such a risk.

Children should be forbidden from cell phone use because their brains are
still growing and they are particularly vulnerable to radiation.

© 2004-2005 by unless otherwise specified


How Two Russian Journalists Cooked An Egg
With Their Mobile Phones

Vladimir Lagovski and Andrei Moiseynko from Komsomolskaya Pravda Newspaper in Moscow decided to learn first-hand how harmful cell phones are. There is no magic in cooking with your cell phone. The secret is in the radio waves that the cell phone radiates.

The journalists created a simple microwave structure as shown in the picture. They called from one cell phone to the other and left both phones on talking mode. They placed a tape recorder next to phones to imitate sounds of speaking so the phones would stay on.

After 15 minutes: The egg became slightly warm.

25 minutes: The egg became very warm.

40 minutes: The egg became very hot.

65 minutes: The egg was cooked. (As you can see on the link)

Friday, 25 May 2007

Are You Magnesium Deficient?

According to Bette L. Hall CMA, NHC :

Over 300 biochemical reactions in the body depend on magnesium and it is known for its healing effects. Deficiencies in magnesium leave people vulnerable to developing acute and chronic conditions due to not getting the minerals needed from their daily food intake.

Magnesium is a crucial nutrient when it comes to proper body functioning. Magnesium ions play a major role in cellular function and strongly influence cardiovascular and neuromuscular excitability.

How do you know if your body is deprived of this valuable nutrient? These signs can be indicators of magnesium deficiency:
Cardiac Arrhthmias: Irregular heart beat, palpitations.
Leg Cramps and foot cramps that are especially bothersome at night.
Tremors: Tremors usually involve the hands, but can sometimes the head, face, voice, and legs.
Muscle Weakness: Lack of strength
Chronic Fatigue: Overwhelming exhaustion both mentally and physically.
Depression: Sadness, fear, hopelessness.

In a clinical trial involving thirty-two (32) patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, fifteen (15) were given magnesium and seventeen (17) were given water. Twelve (12) of the (15) patients who received the magnesium saw improvement in their energy levels, sleep patterns, and physical mobility.

This metallic element is not readily available in foods, therefore magnesium supplementation could help prevent high blood pressure and the other indicators listed above.

Magnesium supplementation can help people avoid serious disease or recover from ones they already have. There are many reasons, scientific studies, and professional medical and scientific data that sustain this statement.

A study documented in the International Journal of Cardiology in 1996 found that taking 600 mg of magnesium daily lowered the systolic blood pressure by almost 8 points and the diastolic pressure by almost 4 points.

It is difficult to get enough magnesium from the diet. In 1900 the average American diet consisted of approximately 450 mg of magnesium per day. By the year 2000, that figure dropped to about 200 mg of magnesium each day.

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Four recent magazine articles on the subject of magnesium
•72% of Americans are magnesium-deficient. (heart disease, diabetes, leg cramps)
•Magnesium boosts energy, benefits athletes. (athletes, chronic fatigue syndrome)
•Magnesium, B vitamins benefit CFS patients. (chronic fatigue syndrome)
•Magnesium can help with energy, depression. (depression, schizophrenia, psychiatric disorders)
72% of Americans are magnesium-deficient.

v57, Better Nutrition for Today's Living, March '95, p34.

A recent survey conducted by The Gallup Organization has found that 72 percent of adult Americans are falling short of the Recommended Dietary Allowance for magnesium.

The survey further revealed that 55 percent of all adults are consuming three-quarters or less of the RDA, while 30 percent are eating less than half the required amount of the mineral.

The survey also reported that magnesium consumption decreases as we age, with 79 percent of adults 55 and over reportedly eating below the RDA for magnesium, and 66 percent are getting less than three-quarters of their allowamce from food.

Food sources of magnesium include wheat germ, wheat bran, brewer's yeast, nuts, peanuts, soybeans, whole-grain oats and barley, millet, corn and beet greens.

For males 19 and over, the RDA for magnesium is 350 mg/day. For females 19 and over, RDA is 280 mg/day. The RDA for pregnant women is 320 mg/day; and for breast-feeding women, 355 mg/day for the first six months and 360 mg/day for the second six months.

"A potential magnesium deficiency is a matter of concern for many individuals of all ages, but for the elderly, it could be particularly serious," said Richard Rivlin, M.D., program director of the Clinical Nutrition Research Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, and chief of the Nutrition Division at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center.

"The prevalence of heart disease, diabetes and even leg cramps increases dramatically among older persons, and these are all health conditions in which magnesium deficiency has been found," Rivlin observed.

He added that, "The Gallup Survey showed a high general awareness of the importance of nutrients such as vitamin C and calcium. But it is clear that consumers are largely unaware of the role of magnesium - a nutrient that is essential for the function of other minerals like calcium, as well as the normal operation of the heart and muscles."

A separate Gallup survey of 500 adults with diabetes reported that 83 percent of those with diabetes are consuming insufficient magnesium from food, with many by significant margins. Sixty-eight percent of the men and 56 percent of the non-pregnant women said they were consuming threequarters or less of their RDA for the mineral. "This is a concern," said Susan Thom, a registered dietitian, "Since research has shown a strong association between magnesium and the body's ability to use insulin properly."

Insulin is a hormone required to convert glucose (sugar) into energy. But for diabetics, the body either does not manufacture sufficient amounts of the hormone or is unable to process it.

"In fact," Thom continued, "a consensus panel convened by the American Diabetes Association has recommended that all persons with diabetes who are at high risk for high blood pressure be tested and, if a problem is found, treated with a magnesium chloride supplement."

In spite of this recommendation, Thom added, only five percent of the diabetics polled were aware that magnesium deficiency is prevalent among diabetics.

And 99 percent - of whom more than half (53 percent) have a history of heart disease and/or are taking diuretics (water pills to induce urination) - said they had not been advised by a health care professional about a possible magnesium deficiency.

A magnesium deficiency in diabetics may result in an increased risk for cardiac arrhythmias, high blood pressure, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and altered glucose metabolism, according to Robert K. Rude, M.D., of the Southern California School of Medicine in Los Angeles, in the October 1992 issue of Postgraduate Medicine.

He added that a magnesium deficiency is associated with low blood levels of calcium and potassium.

Gastrointestinal loss and renal (kidney) wasting are other considerations warranting oral magnesium supplements, he said.

An initial dose may range from 300 mg/day to 600 mg/day with medical supervision. Divided doses are suggested to avoid possible diarrhea. And, he said, the mineral should be used cautiously by patients with impaired kidney function.


Landy, Liz. "Gallup Survey Finds Majority of American Diets Lack Sufficient Magnesium - At Potential Cost to Health," Searle News, Sept. 21, 1994
. Rude, Robert K., M.D. "Magnesium Deficiency and Diabetes Mellitus: Causes and Effects." Postgraduate Medicine 92(5):217-223, October 1992.
Magnesium boosts energy, benefits athletes.

il v57, Better Nutrition for Today's Living, July 1995, p28(1).

Gabe Mirkin, M.D., a nutrition expert and runner, and coauthor of the Sportsmedicine Book, reported that exercisers who feel weak and tired may be suffering from "the mineral blues," which is characterized as a deficiency of potassium and magnesium inside muscle cells, according to The Complete Book of Vitamins and Minerals for Health.

"A loss of magnesium through sweat can bring fatigue and muscle cramps because of the role the mineral plays in controlling muscle contraction and regulating the conversion of carbohydrates to energy," the publication stated.

In foods, potassium and magnesium can be found in nuts, soybeans, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Athletes, body builders, runners and those who perform strenuous exercise or physical work are advised to make sure their cellular magnesium levels are up to par, reported Eberhard Kronhausen, Ed.D., et al., in Formula for Life: The Antioxidant, Free-Radical Detoxification Program.

"Magnesium is responsible--together with calcium--for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), our most important high-energy phosphate compound," the authors added. "In addition, good magnesium levels are needed for optimal muscle contraction and to sustain the high oxygen consumption necessary for athletic performance. Research indicates that magnesium facilitates oxygen delivery to working muscle tissue..."

In addition to its contribution to multiple enzyme systems, including ATP metabolism in the production of energy, magnesium plays a role in protecting us against ischemic heart disease, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, high blood pressure, asthma, preeclampsia and alcohol withdrawal, according to Robert M. McLean, M.D., of the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., in the January 1994 issue of The American Journal of Medicine.

He went on to say that the amount of magnesium in the blood does not necessarily correlate with the amount of the mineral stored in the body, making a magnesium deficiency difficult to pinpoint. Low magnesium levels are rather common problems found in about 65 percent of intensive care patients and about 11 percent of the general patient population, he said.

Magnesium levels can be depleted by such drugs as amphotericin B, cyclosporine, cisplatin, digojcin, ethanol, gentamicin, loop diuretics and pentamidine, he added.

A combination of magnesium and malic acid (extracted from apples and other foods) has been useful in treating some patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, reported the Spring 1993 issue of Health Watch, a publication of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Research Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif.

Daniel Peterson, M.D., said that the combination of the mineral and malic acid benefits up to 40 percent of the patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Malic acid should be included in the therapy for these patients, added Jay Goldstein, M.D.

The researchers indicate that fibromyalgia (associated with muscle and bone aches, pins-and-needles feelings, fatigue, tension headaches, insomnia, etc.) may not respond to the magnesium-malic supplement for 48 hours. For chronic fatigue syndrome, this therapy may take two weeks, they said.

In addition to contributing to ATP production, malic acid is important in the Krebs cycle, in which fats and sugar are converted into energy, the researchers continued.

The therapeutic dose that they recommend for patients is six to 12 tablets/day of malic acid and magnesium hydroxide. The supplement is to be taken with food and water.

"Those who exercise strenuously need magnesium because it helps deliver oxygen to the muscles for peak performance," according to Rita Aero and Stephanie Rick in Vitamin Power.

Magnesium is vital for converting glycogen into glucose for use as the body's fuel."

Health food stores carry a variety of magnesium supplements, and some stores may have the magnesium malate supplement.


Aero, Rita, and Rick, Stephanie. Vitamin Power. New York: Harmony Books, 1987, p. 159.

"A Follow-up on Malic Acid: CFIDS Buyers Club," Health Watch 3(1):1,3, Spring 1993.

The Complete Book of Vitamins and Minerals for Health, Emmaus, Pa.: Rodale Pres, 1988, p. 450.

Kronhausen, Eberhard, Ed.D., et al. Formula for Life: The Antioxidant, Free-Radical, Detoxification Program. New York: William Morrow Co., Inc., 1989, p. 168.

McLean, Robert M., M.D. "Magnesium and Its Therapeutic Uses: A Review", The American Journal of Medcine 96:63-76, January 1994.
Magnesium, B vitamins benefit CFS patients.

(chronic fatigue syndrome) v56, Better Nutrition for Today's Living, Nov 1994, p18(1).

Magnesium may be the most critical single supplement affecting patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), since known intracellular magnesium deficiencies exist in patients with this disorder, according to Paul R. Cheney, M.D., PhD., and Charles W. Lapp, M.D., in the Winter 1994 issue of Health Watch, a publication of the CFS Research Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif.

The authors, whose article originally appeared in the Fall 1993 issue of the CFIDS Chronicle/Cheney Clinic, Charlotte, N.C., added that such deficiencies would disrupt adenosine triphosphate (ATP) synthesis. (ATP can best be described as the energy that moves muscle contraction, heart beat, etc.)

Since ATP drives the membrane pumps which transport magnesium into the cell, a vicious cycle could arise in which low ATP levels give rise to even lower intracellular magnesium, causing still further ATP reduction, the authors continued.

This might happen, they added, with CFS patients who "crash," even though they essentially have normal blood levels of magnesium. Since solid forms of magnesium may be excreted by the kidneys of CFS patients without correcting the intracellular magnesium deficiency, the researchers opt for magnesium injections.

As additional supplements for CFS patients, the researchers recommend vitamin B12, high doses of the antioxidants (vitamins C and E and beta carotene) and COQ10.

"People with chronic fatigue syndrome usually feel better when they supplement their diets with magnesium," reported James B. Pierce, Ph.D., in his book, Heart Healthy Magnesium. "People with Graves disease...tend to have magnesium deficiencies, too. If you live or work in a stressful environment, or are over 59 years old, you are also a candidate for magnesium deficiency."

In her book, Complementary Natural Prescriptions for Common Ailments, Carolyn Dean, M.D., offers these suggestions for CFS patients: eat plenty of vegetables, engage in routine, gentle exercise, get plenty of rest and take various natural supplements such as the B vitamins, magnesium, vitamin C and a multiple vitamin, along with evening primrose oil, cod liver oil or fish oils.

magnesium in diet:
What is the best way to get extra magnesium?
Eating a variety of whole grains, legumes, and vegetables (especially dark-green, leafy vegetables) every day will help provide recommended intakes of magnesium and maintain normal storage levels of this mineral.

Do not despair. CFS is not a lifelong malady.
Magnesium can help with energy, depression.

Because of the close alignment of nature, all living creatures depend on magnesium to maintain the health and functioning of their component cells, explained James B. Pierce, Ph.d., in Heart Healthy Magnesium. In the mitochrondria of the cells--the sites where glucose is oxidized-magnesium is chemically coupled with adenosine triphosphate (ATP). This, he added, positions magnesium as a catalytic agent at the seat of energy generation.

"Of course," Pierce continued, "since energy is released to the cell when ATP converts to ADP, the reverse reaction--restoration of ATP from ADP--requires the input of energy. The source of that energy is the oxidation of glucose through a complex series of biochemical reactions."

This conversion of ATP to ADP, he continued, and of ADP back into ATP, is the basic process that supplies the cells with the energy they need to perform all of their appointed functions, and it cannot take place without magnesium. This process, he added, which produces muscular energy, is essential in the operation of our hearts and vascular systems.

A magnesium deficiency may result in impaired neurotransmitter functions, which may be part of the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, according to J. Daniel Kanofsky, M.D., MPH, in the International Journal of Neuroscience in 1991. Magnesium-deficient patients may experience depression, agitation, confusion and disorientation, he said.

He went on to say that psychotic behavior, including auditory and visual hallucinations, has been reported in 50 percent of the subjects with low magnesium levels in their blood. In drug-treated schizophrenic patients, he added, magnesium levels have been found to be consistently lower after neuroleptic medications.

Blood levels of magnesium were evaluated in 20 chronic institutionalized schizophrenic patinets getting neuroleptic drugs, and 30 percent were also being given lithium carbonate. Of the 20 patients, five had low blood levels of magnesium. Two patients receiving lithium carbonate also had low blood levels of magnesium.

Clinical symptoms of low magnesium levels affect the central nervous system, cardiovascular system and cardiac system, resulting in depression, seizures, psychosis, weakness, muscle tremors, arrhythmias, etc., according to Joseph R. Dipalma, M.D., in the Jully 1990 issue of AFP Journal. Duretics, antibiotics, cancer chemotherapy and immunosuppressive agents also increase the risk of a magnesium deficiency, he said.

Arrhythmias have been treated with magnesium supplementation, Dipalma said. Some clinicians recommend all patients on thiazide diuretics be candidates for magnesium supplementation. He added that oral magnesium therapy is generally safe and may be an underutilized mode of therapy. Recommended amounts of magnesium range from 350 to 450 mg/day, with grains and nuts being good food sources of the mineral.

With food processing, 75 percent of the magnesium is lost, suggesting that the American diet provides only 40 percent of the recommended daily allowance for the mineral, reported Sherry Rogers, M.D., in International Medicine World Report in 1992. It is estimated that 80 percent of the population is deficient in magnesium, Rogers added.

Magnesium therapy could benefit cardiac arrest patients, as well as those with myocardial infarction, resulting in shorter hospital stays, Rogers added. Other symptoms releated to magnesium deficiency, Rogers continued, include transient ischemic attack, organic brain syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, intestinal spasms, migraines, asthma, chronic fatigue, depression, premenstrual syndrome, spasm of the fallopian tubes and infertility.

Rogers went on to say that magnesium deficiency is prevalent in psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, agitation and panic attacks. Unfortunately, many of the disorders are related to an unbalanced diet, since 25 to 75 percent of the typical American diet is form processed foods, Rogers added.

Since magnesium is involved with over 300 enzymes in the body, it is easy to see why this mineral is so important.

Wednesday, 23 May 2007

buzz off bees

Across America and Europe, honeybee colonies are collapsing from an unknown cause. Some beekeepers in the eastern United States are reporting 70% loses in the past year. Bees are critical for the pollination of many crops including apples, almonds, and tomatoes. The widespread collapse of their hives has serious implications for the world's food supply.

No one is sure of why the bees are vanishing, though there are many theories. Some believe that radiation from cell phones is to blame. Indeed, the industrialized nations suffering from Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) are among those with the highest cell phone usage.

The health benefits of salt – could be worth a try!

Sea salt does not raise blood pressure that much. What raises your blood pressure is usually the common salt you buy from supermarkets. Cooked hot dogs with additives raise your blood pressure. Eating salted potato chips raises your blood pressure. Eating sugar plus salt raises your blood pressure. In fact I read a research which tested the effect of blood pressure from sea salt alone - negligible increases.
(Sea salt contains some magnesium, which is why it usually does not affect blood pressure as much as table salt).
Sodium gets the blame for raising blood pressure, but in fact other additives are usaully responsible for the sodium retention and absorption. For example, salt and monosodium glutamate taken together and blood pressure goes skyrocketing. Eating french fries - especially salted ones - and blood pressure skyrockets - it might be the cancer-causing acrylamide when vegetable oil is heated at high temperatures that interferes with liver function.

Let me tell you briefly how well sea salt has worked. Benjamin Franklin mentioned in his bibliography that when he had a cold, he went to the sea and drank the water. The water was full of salt, so he was cured the next day.
Yes, sea salt has antiviral properties. Here are some experiences of taking sea salt to combat infections:
" last month I had a terrible urinary tract infection that lasted weeks. . So I saved the best for the last and through using the process of elimination after trying antibiotics from A-Z, nothing worked, even the well-known, ciproflaxin, and and related antibiotics. Then I finally tested 2 teaspoons of sea salt and the pain subsided within minutes. Just one dose, seems to have a long term killing effect and it was completely gone without even the slightest pain within 7 days. Coincidence? My sister on 4 August 2005 had a stomach disorder and urinary tract infection and she was on her second day. Again we tried all the usual antibiotics, and even some thai herbal medicine nothing worked. So I told my sister, if you want to go to work today you take sea salt or you do what mother tells you and go to the hospital, it is getting serious. So she decided to take 2 teaspoon of sea salt. Within 30 minutes the pain subsided greatly. Within 1.5 hours, my sister went to work"
"I have been using water and sea salt for over two months now. My high blood pressure is back to normal and even lower. My lifelong headaches are gone. My backache is gone and my energy is up. The huge bulging varicose veins on the backs of my legs are 100 percent gone on one leg and 50 percent gone on the other".
Roger Gordon

Now colloidal silver has a competitor that works better: sea salt. In practice, synergism is the day. Mixing sea salt and colloidal silver works better too. Many people with lyme disease, lupus, stomach disorders, fibromyalgia, ec. have claimed their conditions were relieved just by taking sea salt. However, there are variations, that worked better, such as sea salt + a couple of drops hydrogen peroxide, sea salt + vitamin C and lemon, sea salt plus apple cider vinegar, etc.
NB you need to use unrefined salt ;

England to have 13m obese by 2010

More than 12m adults and one million children will be obese by 2010 if no action is taken, a report by the Department of Health is predicting.
The Health Survey for England also warns 19% of boys and 22% of girls aged two to 15 will be obese.
The figures would mean the government would fail to meet its target to halt the rise in childhood obesity.

The report warns that, based on current trends, 33% of men and 28% of women will be obese by 2010.
The government says it is the "most accurate estimate so far" of future obesity rates.
The data is published just days after a "minister for fitness" was appointed.

Caroline Flint will be working across all government departments to develop a new fitness strategy for England.

Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt said: "With children heading back to school in September, these statistics should give parents food for thought on how to make their kids' lifestyles healthier.
"We are intervening and helping to make a difference, but we want today's figures to act as a stark reminder of the problem we and our children will face if we don't act now and start making healthier lifestyle choices."

She told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "The government's got a responsibility to make it easier for people to make healthy choices for themselves.

"But at the end of the day, it's up to each of us to decide what we eat, what we drink, how much exercise we take and how we bring our children up."

Eat regular, balanced meals
Eat at least five portions of fruit and vegetables a day
Avoid foods that are very high in sugar and/or fat
Eat less than 6g of salt/day
If you drink alcohol, drink it in moderation
For adults: 30 minutes moderate activity five times a week
For children: an hour a day of moderate activity

Dr Susan Jebb, Medical Research Council nutritionist, said the government's bid to halt the rise in childhood obesity by the end of the decade had always been an "unrealistic target" because of the length of time it took to address the issue.

She said it could take many decades to reverse the trend.

"People are not thin one day and fat the next, or vice versa."

Waistlines hide a ticking time bomb

A million Britons are unaware that they have type 2 diabetes, and in 80 per cent of cases the condition is linked to obesity
Huw Alban Davies is not given to melodrama, but last week, on the phone from his hospital consulting room in Kent, he gave warning that we are raising a generation in Britain today who will die before their parents.
“They will have developed diabetes at a young age and they will die of strokes or coronary heart disease in their fifties,”
he said.
Research has shown that excess amounts of fat around the midriff are particularly linked to heart disease and diabetes.

See /

Sunday, 20 May 2007

noise pollution from wind farms

here is an interesting explanation for why wind turbines are silent when standing underneath, but are very intrusive at a distance:

Re: Something In The Air

Sunday Telegraph Letters
Tony Middleton
12 September 2004

Your correspondent replying to David Bellamy's letter on wind farms says that he cannot hear any noise when standing underneath the blades of a wind turbine (Letter, Sep 5). This is a phenomenon well understood by developers who will encourage anyone threatened by a wind farm to seek out a convenient turbine and stand underneath it to satisfy themselves that there is no noise problem and thus no cause to object to their plans.

The reality of the matter is somewhat different. The noise perceived by those living within a mile or more of a wind farm, and particularly if downwind, is caused by the pressure wave that is generated each time a turbine blade passes the mast. For a single turbine these broad-band pressure fluctuations are not excessively intrusive, but where several turbines operate in proximity the pulses move into and out of phase, creating a doubling, tripling or more in the sound level, depending on how many turbines are grouped together.

Several low-magnitude pulse trains thus cause noise with an unexpectedly strong impulsive character whenever they synchronise. This is inaudible close to each individual turbine but is known to be the cause of considerable distress at greater distances. The effect is much more noticeable at night due to the greater differential between air flow at ground level and hub height and also the greater sound-carrying capability of the cooler night air.

The wind industry and the Department of Trade and Industry are not unaware of the problem but prefer to ignore it. Instead, they rely on research completed in 1997 that has little relevance to the serious low-frequency noise problems arising from the latest generation of monster wind turbines. This is disgraceful but sadly symptomatic of the whole wind power ethos".

....and another letter from somone actually living near a wind farm

The Pendleton Times
3 March 2005, p. 4

A letter from Linda Cooper quotes a resident of Tucker County, WV, as follows:
"I live in Tucker County approximately 1.5 miles from the Backbone Mountain wind turbines and have tried everything to get used to them. A brief visit to one of the viewing areas certainly gives no true impression of what it is like be forced to live with them. We have now suffered for three long years under their hideous shadows. They have taken over the entire landscape and are in our sight no matter where we go day or night, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The movement is impossible to ignore no matter how hard we try and the noise they make travels miles and miles down the mountains and hollows disturbing people who cannot even see them from their homes. I compare the noise to Chinese water torture or fingernails on a chalkboard or water dripping in a pan. Even on the calmest nights the endless drumming goes on; windows closed, pillows over the head, it is still inescapable. While we were led to believe this would be a clean, quiet, pristine, and environmentally-friendly way to address energy problems and give a huge boost to our ailing economy, I feel we have been tricked. There appears to be no recourse or plan to compensate us for property value losses, erosion of our quality of life, or mental anguish. Besides these 44 wind turbines, thousands more are in the pipeline! God help us!"

Friday, 18 May 2007

top athletes and celebs choose chiropractic

I’ve compiled a list of athletes and celebrities who use chiropractic:
All have the money and resources to choose any treatment their hearts desire,
yet, they all have chosen to be under Chiropractic care...
• Michael Jordan • Tiger Woods • Arnold Schwarzenegger - "Bodybuilders and fitness people have been using chiropractic very extensively in order to stay healthy and fit. I found it was better to go to a chiropractor before you get injured. We are a perfect team- the world of fitness and the world of chiropractors."
• Wayne Gretzky • Evander Holyfield - "I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring. I do believe in chiropractic. I found that going to a chiropractor three times a week helps my performance. The majority of boxers go to get that edge." • Rocky Marciano, Heavyweight Champion 1956
• Joe Montana - "I've been seeing a chiropractor and he's really been helping me out a lot. Chiropractic's been a big part of my game." (Joe Montana and 35 of his teammates received chiropractic care right before the 1990 Super Bowl Game.)
• Mel Gibson • Sylvester Stallone • Robin Williams • Whitney Houston • Alec Baldwin • Richard Gere • Whoopie Goldberg • Ted Danson • Demi Moore • Steven Segal • Cher • Jerry Seinfeld • Burt Reynolds • James Earl Jones • Alan Thicke • Christie Brinkley • Clint Eastwood • Anthony Robbins - Author/Motivational Speaker
If routine chiropractic care helps the best athletes and performers in the world to function at elite levels
don’t you think it could help your back pain and the quality of your life?


Thursday, 17 May 2007


"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed
and hence clamorous to be led to safety, by menacing it with an endless
series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

H L Mencken

Wednesday, 16 May 2007

global warming not man-made?

Botanist Dr. David Bellamy, a famed UK environmental campaigner,
former lecturer at Durham University and host of a popular UK TV
series on wildlife, recently converted into a skeptic after reviewing
the science and now calls global warming fears "poppycock." According
to a May 15, 2005 article in the UK Sunday Times, Bellamy
said "global warming is largely a natural phenomenon. The world is
wasting stupendous amounts of money on trying to fix something that
can't be fixed." "The climate-change people have no proof for their
claims. They have computer models which do not prove anything,"
Bellamy added. Bellamy's conversion on global warming did not come
without a sacrifice as several environmental groups have ended their
association with him because of his views on climate change. The
severing of relations came despite Bellamy's long activism for green

(more on this soon to give the other side of the story)

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

planetary alignment decreases gravity

In 1976 the British astronomer Patrick Moore announced on BBC Radio 2 that at 9:47 AM a once-in-a-lifetime astronomical event was going to occur that listeners could experience in their very own homes.
The planet Pluto would pass behind Jupiter, temporarily causing a gravitational alignment that would counteract and lessen the Earth's own gravity.
Moore told his listeners that if they jumped in the air at the exact moment that this planetary alignment occurred, they would experience a strange floating sensation.
When 9:47 AM arrived, BBC2 began to receive hundreds of phone calls from listeners claiming to have felt the sensation. One woman even reported that she and her eleven friends had risen from their chairs and floated around the room.
(april fools day)

emotional freedom

What is Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) ?

According to its founder Gary Craig:

"EFT is based on a new discovery that has provided thousands with relief from pain, diseases and emotional issues. Simply stated, it is an emotional version of acupuncture except needles aren't necessary. Instead, you stimulate well established energy meridian points on your body by tapping on them with your fingertips. The process is easy to memorize and is portable so you can do it anywhere. It launches off the EFT Discovery Statement which says...

"The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body's energy system."

And because our physical pains and diseases are so obviously connected with our emotions the following statement has also proven to be true...

"Our unresolved negative emotions are major contributors to most physical pains and diseases."

This common sense approach draws its power from (1) time-honored Eastern discoveries that have been around for over 5,000 years and (2) Albert Einstein, who told us back in the 1920's that everything (including our bodies) is composed of energy. These ideas have been largely ignored by Western Healing Practices and that is why EFT often works where nothing else will. As you will clearly see, conventional healing methods have overlooked the obvious".

(see )


important information for your business

Did you know that on average in any business

1. Extremely dissatisfied clients tell ... MASSIVE NUMBERS of people
2. Dissatisfied clients tel ... LOADS of people
3. Satisfied clients tell ... NO ONE
4. Very happy clients tell ... A FEW people
5. Amazed clients tell ... LOADS of people

These figures are from recent Australian Government statistics.

Monday, 14 May 2007

healthier to eat the packet than the cereal?

A research study on the health benefits of breakfast cereals:
This was described in Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon and was performed in 1960 by researchers at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor:
Eighteen rats were divided into three groups. One group received cornflakes and water;
a second group was given the cardboard box that the cornflakes came in and water;
and the control group received rat chow and water.
The rats in the control group remained in good health throughout the experiment.
The rats receiving the box became lethargic and eventually died of malnutrition.
But the rats receiving cornflakes and water died before the rats that were given the box – the last cornflake rat died on the day the first box rat died.
Before death the cornflake rats developed schizophrenic behavior, threw fits, bit each other and finally went into convulsions. Autopsy revealed dysfunction of the pancreas, liver and kidneys and degeneration of the nerves in the spine – all signs of “insulin shock.”
The startling conclusion of this study is that there is more nourishment in the box that cold breakfast cereals come in than in the cereals themselves.

Millions of children begin their day with a bowl of extruded breakfast cereal. Do the toxic protein fragments in these cereals explain why so many of our children cannot concentrate at school?


Thursday, 10 May 2007

the sphenoid bone

The sphenoid is a butterfly shaped bone at the bottom of the skull.

It is considered the most important of the cranial bones because it touches nearly every other bone in the skull. If the sphenoid is out of alignment (subluxated), the entire skull, spinal column and even the brain may be affected.
The sphenoid joins at the bottom ot the skull with the occipital bone to form the sphenobasilar junction. This junction acts like a pump to move the cerebospinal fluid thoughout the nervous system. This delivers nutrients to your brain, spinal cord and nerves and removes wastes.

Anyone who has suffered a trauma to the head should be examined for skull bone misalignments. Especially if the injured person begins to experience, what may seem as, unrelated health problems after a head injury.
Also people who have suffered a head trauma during the birthing process - instrumentation such as forceps, suction, and vacuum extractors are common causes of misaligned skulls. In fact, many of the patients seen at our clinic have suffered lifelong health problems because they were never aware of their birthing trauma.
Anyone who is currently afflicted with any of the health conditions listed below may need their cranial bones adjusting:
ADD, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Premature Aging,
Asthma, Headaches, Post Concussion Syndrome,
Allergies, Learning Difficulties, Seizures,
Autism, Sports injuries,
Chronic Fatigue, Migraines,
Dyslexia, PDD

Note: If you have been seeing a chiropractor and your results are not satisfactory it may be because the misalignments of the skull have not been addressed.

reference: Chaitow L. Cranial manipulation - theory and practice


"There can be no true healing without an internal shift in attitude and belief.” Anon

MS and Parkinsons can be Cured?

A natural therapist in Australia claims to be getting fantastic results with Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson patients using chiropractic adjustments, relaxation and herbs:


MS testimonial - Samuel Jones

"My back is now straight, with the 12 vertebra that were misaligned now remaining in place for the past 8 weeks, only requiring minor manipulation around every 4 weeks. I do the exercises you suggested and they have helped me regain my full potential in life.

I now sleep with around 6 hours continuous sleep nightly which is really good. My left body (arm & leg) strength have returned to the point where I now walk without a limp on most occasions, and I use my arm almost as I used to before I was diagnosed with MS.

My cognitive function has returned to the point where I now feel so confident I have enrolled at a major technical college to undertake studies to work on a goal of self-improvement as you encourage in your book. This course is full time for 2 years and I would like to say, you are right, working on a goal really does make a difference".

"the horse and cart is here to stay"

If you need to overcome a problem that appears impossible to overcome,
first believe in yourself, then summon up every bit of determination within you
and ignore anybody who tries to tell you, you can't succeed.

Bill Gates was told by University professors and business experts,
his ideas which created Microsoft were drastically unrealistic and would
never work, and he succeeded because he refused to let go of his vision.

Many years ago, a financial advisor from the largest bank in America
told investors, "don't invest in Henry Ford's motor company"
because, quote: "the horse and cart is here to stay".

My special message to you: Never allow anybody who has not
traveled the road of truth you are about to travel, try to tell you,
that road does not exist, and "never" be afraid to reach for
your absolute potential and apply your persistence,
for success is within us all.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

symptoms and health

Many people believe that health is an absence of symptoms. The main focus in “healthcare” today is to get rid of symptoms as quickly as possible. The symptoms are looked upon as being the main problem. If a person has a headache, they usually take aspirin or a similar medication.
The reality is that the headache is there because of some underlying cause not from a lack of aspirin. There are many other symptoms that people readily dismiss or cover up such as fever, diarrhea, vomiting, joint pain, emotions, etc. By taking this approach of medicating the symptoms, the true causes can never be dealt with. Not only does the initial cause remain but it can lead to far worse problems down the road.

Consider this: most people treat their cars better than their own bodies. Our cars have warning lights on the dash to let us know that something is wrong.
What do we do with that light? Cover it with tape and ignore it? Of course not. We take the car in for maintenance or repair work. Now consider this: your body already has its own method of warning signals to alert you to a potential need for care.

Warning Signals in your body are:
Headaches Nausea
Vomiting Rash
Asthma Allergies
PMS Fever
And More ...
These signals should be seen as red flags or warning lights that alert you that something is wrong in your body.

So then, what is health if it’s not the absence of symptoms? It is a state in which your body can operate at its optimum level . This would include the maximum healing achievable after injury and appropriate reaction to stress and illness, in order to maintain your health.
To illustrate, imagine if a person swallows a poison. Their system should get rid of it as quickly as possible by vomiting. Once the vomiting is over, the body returns to being healthy again. On the other hand, the body may not be capable of ridding itself of the poison because the system is too weak to respond due to past trauma, or because of previous medication use that has shut down the normal responses of the body. When the body is unable to release poison it will store the foreign substance in the tissues, fat cells, and joints to protect the major organs and glands from being affected.

Remember, our body is an organism that is innately in survival mode. The systems are designed to protect the vital organs. By storing toxins within the hiding places of the body it can continue to function as if nothing happened...for a brief time. If the body is not truly healthy, it will accumulate layers of unresolved issues including:
Physical Trauma
Chemical Exposure
Emotional Trauma
If enough layers of accumulation build up over time, various symptoms will arise. The symptoms depend on what area of the body is being affected the most. Many times even injuries occur because there was already a weakness in the area before the trauma. My approach to health and illness is to find out what the body needs. This may include:
Structural/Chiropractic Health
Nutritional Support
Emotional Assistance
This allows the body to heal, using its God-given ability, one layer at a time. Disease and injury are peeled off like the layers of an onion. The body is able to balance itself and return to optimum health. The end result is that the symptoms disappear and true health is restored.

Monday, 7 May 2007

electric cars - where did they go?

in 1996 electric cars started to appear all over california. They were quiet, fast, and produced no exhuast... and ran without gasaline. An interesting movie shows how these cars were destroyed by the oil companies:

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

the sun and cancer..

Do you realize that one of the most powerful cures for cancer is streaming over our heads each and every day, free of charge?
It's sunlight, which is astounding in its ability to prevent and cure cancer.
Here is an interesting recent research finding on the sun, vitamin D and cancer:

".......But perhaps the biggest bombshell about vitamin D's effects is about to go off. In June, U.S. researchers will announce the first direct link between cancer prevention and the sunshine vitamin. Their results are nothing short of astounding.

A four-year clinical trial involving 1,200 women found those taking the vitamin had about a 60-per-cent reduction in cancer incidence, compared with those who didn't take it, a drop so large — twice the impact on cancer attributed to smoking — it almost looks like a typographical error.

Only brief full-body exposures to bright summer sunshine — of 10 or 15 minutes a day — are needed to make high amounts of the vitamin. But most authorities, including Health Canada, have urged a total avoidance of strong sunlight or, alternatively, heavy use of sunscreen. Both recommendations will block almost all vitamin D synthesis.

Those studying the vitamin say the hide-from-sunlight advice has amounted to the health equivalent of a foolish poker trade. Anyone practising sun avoidance has traded the benefit of a reduced risk of skin cancer — which is easy to detect and treat and seldom fatal — for an increased risk of the scary, high-body-count cancers, such as breast, prostate and colon, that appear linked to vitamin D shortages.

The sun advice has been misguided information "of just breathtaking proportions," said John Cannell, head of the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit, California-based organization.

"Fifteen hundred Americans die every year from [skin cancers]. Fifteen hundred Americans die every day from the serious cancers."

So if sunlight were a mainstream drug, it would probably make the cover of Time magazine and be heralded as the greatest medical breakthrough in the history of modern science. It's that good.

more on cancer research

..for those interested in alternative approaches to cancer the work of Hulda Clarke is worth a look.
She certainly thinks outside the box!
She found that all cancer sufferers have a large amount of a particular pollutant and parasites (flukes) in their bodies. Her treatment involves killing the parasites with herbs and avoiding pollutants. On the forum, 'Curezone' there are many experiences from people who have found success with her methods.
She has been much persecuted by the establishment ( if you want a quiet life don't claim you can cure cancer!), but she remains defiant and her books sell in large numbers:

see for excerts from her books;

for example:

"The Cure For All Cancers
New research findings show there is a single cause for all cancers. This book provides exact instructions for their cure.
Including Over 100 Case Histories of Persons Cured

Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.
© Copyright 1993 by Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.
All rights reserved.

Permission is hereby granted to make copies of any part of this document for non-commercial purposes provided the original copyright notice with the author's name is included.

Published in the United States by

New Century Press
2232 Verus St. #D
San Diego, CA 91954
(800) 519-2465 or (619) 423-7500

Cancer can now be CURED, not just treated

We are not accustomed to thinking about a cure for cancer. We think of remission as the only possibility. But this book is not about remission. It is about a cure. This is possible because in 1990 I discovered the true cause of cancer. The cause is a certain parasite, for which I have found evidence in every cancer case regardless of the type of cancer. So lung cancer is not caused by smoking, colon cancer is not caused by a low-roughage diet, breast cancer is not caused by a fatty diet, retinal blastoma is not caused by a rare gene, and pancreatic cancer is not caused by alcohol consumption. Although these are all contributing factors, they are not THE cause. Once the true cause was found the cure became obvious. But would it work? I set a goal of 100 cases to be cured of cancer before publishing my findings. That mark was passed in December, 1992. The discovery of the cause and cure of all cancers has stood the test of time and here it is!


You may not have time

to read this entire book first if you have cancer and are scheduled for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation treatment. You may wish to skip the first pages which describe how a parasite and a solvent cause cancer to develop. Go directly to the instructions on eliminating the parasite with herbs (Cancer Curing Recipe, page 19) or with electricity (Zapping Parasites, page 30). Using the herbal recipe along with the zapper is best. It only takes days to be cured of cancer regardless of the type you have. It does not matter how far progressed the cancer is-you can still stop it immediately.

After you have stopped the cancer, you can turn your attention to getting well (Part 2). Read the case histories to see how easy it is to stop even terminal cancers (Part 3). Learn from them to avoid mistakes.

Does this mean you can cancel your date for surgery, radiation or chemotherapy? Yes, after curing your cancer with this recipe, it cannot come back. This is not a treatment for cancer: It is a cure! But if you do not wish to make your doctor angry, you could follow her or his wishes, too. Be careful not to lose any vital anatomical parts in surgery, though, because you may need them later when you are healthy!

The human species is now heavily infested with the fluke family of parasites, particularly the intestinal fluke Fasciolopsis buskii, but also the sheep liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, the pancreatic fluke of cattle Eurytrema pancreatica, and the human liver fluke Clonorchis sinensis. This increase is due to the establishment of a new "biological reservoir" in cattle, fowl and household pets. In the presence of solvents, these flukes can complete their entire life cycle in the human body, not requiring a snail as an intermediate host, as they usually do. These solvents are isopropyl alcohol, benzene, methanol, xylene, toluene and others which occur as residues in our foods and pollute our body products such as toothpaste, mouthwash, lotions and cosmetics. These solvents are also contaminants of animal feed, and thus are responsible for establishing this new reservoir or source of infection.

Different solvents accumulate preferentially in different organs. Isopropyl alcohol accumulates in the liver, resulting in completion of the life cycle of Fasciolopsis in the liver. This establishes the cancerous process, namely the production of the mitotic stimulant, ortho-phospho-tyrosine. Ortho-phospho-tyrosine and a variety of growth factors are produced in the human host organs, possibly for the parasites' own use, inadvertently including the human tissue in its sphere of influence. The presence of an adult fluke in the liver signals the production of ortho-phospho-tyrosine in a distant organ. This organ appears to be chosen on the basis of copper and fungus presence as well as ordinary carcinogens.

The difference between persons who accumulate isopropyl alcohol and those who metabolize it promptly is the presence of aflatoxin B in the former. The coincidence of aflatoxin B and isopropyl alcohol in the liver results in the formation of human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). HCG becomes widespread throughout the body and is followed by ortho-phospho-tyrosine formation. Aflatoxins are contaminants of our foods and may also be produced in situ by the growing mycelia of Aspergillus varieties. Such mycelial growths are only seen in the presence of copper!

Vitamin C assists in detoxification of aflatoxin B. This may explain the observations of Linus Pauling and others that vitamin C can eradicate some cancers.

Removal of isopropyl alcohol, copper and mycotoxins from the patient's lifestyle and destruction of all fluke stages as well as elimination of undercooked meats and dairy products in the diet results in quick recovery, generally less than one week, from cancers of all kinds. Cancer could be eradicated in a very short time by clearing our food animals and household pets of fluke parasites and by monitoring all food and feed for solvents. Stopping consumption of mycotoxins and ceasing use of copper water pipes must also be done.

Since developmental stages of the intestinal fluke are found in blood, breast milk, the saliva, semen, and urine and can be seen directly in these body fluids using a low power microscope, it follows that this parasite can be sexually transmitted and also transmitted by kissing on the mouth and breast feeding. However, the recipient would develop cancer only if isopropyl alcohol were accumulated in his or her body, as a result of aflatoxin consumption.

Part One: The Cause


For many years we have all believed that cancer is different from other diseases. We believed that cancer behaves like a fire, in that you can't stop it once it has started. Therefore, you have to cut it out or radiate it to death or chemically destroy every cancerous cell in the body since it can never become normal again. NOTHING COULD BE MORE WRONG! And we have believed that cancers of different types such as leukemia or breast cancer have different causes. Wrong again!


In this book you will see that all cancers are alike. They are all caused by a parasite. A single parasite! It is the human intestinal fluke. And if you kill this parasite, the cancer stops immediately. The tissue becomes normal again. In order to get cancer, you must have this parasite.


How can the human intestinal fluke cause cancer? This parasite typically lives in the intestine where it might do little harm, causing only colitis, Crohn's disease or irritable bowel syndrome, or perhaps nothing at all. But if it invades a different organ, like the uterus or kidneys or liver, it does a great deal of harm. If it establishes itself in the liver, it causes cancer! It only establishes itself in the liver in some people. These people have propyl alcohol in their bodies. All cancer patients (100%) have both propyl alcohol and the intestinal fluke in their livers. The solvent propyl alcohol is responsible for letting the fluke establish itself in the liver. In order to get cancer, you must have both the parasite and propyl alcohol in your body.

To understand cancer you should understand the basic facts about the human intestinal fluke. Its scientific name is Fasciolopsis buskii. Fluke means "flat", and flukes are one of the families of flatworms. On the next page is a photograph of the human intestinal fluke, made from a preserved and stained specimen so all the details are visible. It is as flat as a leaf. The parasite is not unknown, it has been studied since at least 1925.

This parasite has stages that it must go through to keep reproducing. The first stage is the egg. The adult produces millions of eggs. They pass out of us with the bowel movement. The adult, though, stays tightly stuck to our intestine (or liver, causing cancer, or uterus, causing endometriosis, or thymus, causing AIDS, or kidney, causing Hodgkin's disease).

Most of us get little lesions in our intestines from time to time. These tiny sores allow the eggs, which are microscopic in size, to be pulled into the blood stream (other parasite eggs get into the blood this way too).

Miracidia hatching

Some of these eggs actually hatch in the intestine or in the blood. The microscopic hatchlings are called miracidia and are the second stage. They swim about with their little swimmer-hairs. And of course, the liver whose job it is to dispose of toxins, will receive them and kill them as the blood arrives from the intestine. They have no chance to survive in normal people.

Flukes and Propyl Alcohol

Fig. 4 Miracidia
expelling "mother"

BUT SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE PROPYL ALCOHOL IN THEIR BODIES. The liver is unable to trap and kill these tiny fluke stages. These baby-stages are actually allowed to make their home in the liver and other tissues. It is as if the immune system has no power to kill them. The flukes begin to multiply in people with propyl alcohol in their bodies! The miracidia (hatchlings) start to make little balls inside themselves, called redia. But each redia (ball) is alive! It pops itself out of the miracidia and begins to reproduce itself. 40 redia can each make 40 more redia! And all of this out of one egg!

Fig. 5 "Mother"
redia bearing "daughter" redia

This parasite is laying eggs and producing millions of redia right in your body! In your cervix or lungs, wherever your cancer is growing! These redia are swept along in your blood, landing in whatever tissue lets them in. Smokers' lungs, breasts with benign lumps, prostate glands full of heavy metals are examples of tissues that give the redia their landing permits.

Multiplying continues at a hectic pace, generation after generation. Redia are nesting in the liver and other organs. Suddenly they change their shape. They sprout a tail and can swim again. Now they are called cercaria

Fig. 6 Cercaria

The cercaria only need to find a place to attach. After they glue themselves to your tissue, their tails disappear and they begin to grow a "cocoon".

Adult eggs miracidia redia cercaria metacercaria

Fig. 7 Life cycle of a fluke

Now they are called metacercaria. Normally, this would happen on a leaf growing near a pond, so the metacercaria develop an extremely thick shell around themselves to withstand the winter. Does the presence of the solvent propyl alcohol in your body dissolve this tough shell? That would remove the last barrier to the fluke completing its entire life cycle anywhere in your body!

After the shell is gone, they grow into adult flukes in your tissue. NOT IN THE INTESTINE BUT IN YOUR LIVER! Now the cycle is complete. From egg to miracidia to redia to cercaria to metacercaria and then the adults! And all of them eating and sucking and devouring your vital body fluids.

But this is not normal for flukes. Their normal life cycle goes like this:


Normal Life Cycle

1 Egg

Expelled with bowel movement onto soil. Washed by rain into ponds.
2 Miracidia

Hatches from egg in water. Has cilia, can swim vigorously and must find intermediate snail host in one to two hours or may be too exhausted to invade.
3 Redia

Develop inside miracidia as little balls until expelled. Those are "mother" redia, and each one bears "daughter" redia for up to 8 months, all still inside the snail, and living on the fluids in the lymphatic spaces. Similarly, daughter redia are continually developing cercaria.
4 Cercaria

Have a tail, use it to exit from snail and swim to a plant. If the snail is feeding on a plant, cercaria can latch onto plant with sucker mouth and start to encyst (form a "cocoon") within minutes. Tail breaks off and swims away to dissolve.
5 Metacercaria

Two-walled cysts. The outer wall is very sticky. But as you eat the plant it is stuck to, the least pressure will break it, leaving the cyst in the mouth. The "almost unbreakable" inner cyst wall protects it from chewing, and the keratin-like coat prevents digestion by stomach juices. However when it reaches the duodenum, contact with intestinal juices dissolves away the cyst-wall and frees it. It then fastens itself to the intestinal lining and begins to develop into an adult.
6 Adult

Lives in your intestine and can produce 1000 eggs per bowel movement and live many years.
Fig. 8 Fasciolopsis' normal life cycle

As you can see, humans typically are the host for just the adult stage, and then only in the intestine. But can you imagine the havoc in your body if you did the snail's job, too?

As if these parasites were not fiendish enough, as soon as there are adults in the liver something NEW happens. A growth factor, called ortho-phospho-tyrosine appears. A monster has been born! Growth factors make cells divide. Now YOUR cells will begin to divide too! Now you have cancer.

Now You Have Cancer

The presence of ortho-phospho-tyrosine is the beginning of your cancer. Unless you act quickly to kill this parasite spawning machine, it will take over your body.

But first, let's sit back and think for a minute. Why is this parasite multiplying feverishly in your organs instead of living quietly in your intestine? Because having propyl alcohol in your body allows its development outside of the intestine. A parasite is simply doing what all living things must do: survive and reproduce. It is not the fiendish nature of this parasite that has given you cancer. It is the tragic pollution of your body with propyl alcohol that is at fault. And, of course, the infestation of our food animals and household pets with fluke parasites. But we will come to this later.

It is quite possible that the redia or cercaria produce the ortho-phospho-tyrosine in order to help themselves divide while reproducing. Other growth factors are produced, too. There are: epidermal growth factor (EGF), platelet derived growth factor (PDGF), insulin-like growth factor (LGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF). These can also be made by bacteria. But only Fasciolopsis makes ortho-phospho-tyrosine. These growth stimulants are not intended to make your cells multiply at all. Normally the parasite stages are developing in a pond full of snails! This parasite wasn't meant to go through its life cycle in our bodies. But since our bodies respond to ortho-phospho-tyrosine (and other growth factors) the same way, our cells are forced to multiply and multiply and multiply along with the fluke stages and bacteria.

Purge The Parasite, Cure The Cancer

The good news is that when the fluke and all its stages have been killed, the ortho-phospho-tyrosine disappears. In 24 hours all ortho-phospho-tyrosine is gone! Your cancer is gone. You still have the task of repairing the damage. But your cancer cannot come back. And you have won the battle for your life.

BUT WHAT ABOUT THE BATTLE FOR YOUR HEALTH? Let us step back again into the nightmare of cancer. Why do the microscopic fluke stages choose the cervix or prostate or lung in which to settle for reproduction? Perhaps it is because the cancerous organ has lost its immune power for you, so that it cannot catch and kill the tiny invaders. After all, there is propyl alcohol in the cancerous tissue, and many other toxins as well. The heavy metal copper is there. Often mercury and nickel are there. Lanthanide metals like yttrium and hafnium are there. Common toxins like arsenic from household pesticides are there. PCBs and Freon are there. Fungus is even growing there and producing patulin, a deadly mycotoxin. Is it just a coincidence that the parasite survives and reproduces itself best in your most unhealthy organs?


Clearly, you must do 3 things:

1. Kill the parasite and all its stages.

2. Stop letting propyl alcohol into your body.

3. Flush out the metals and common toxins from your body so you can get well.


We have been taught to believe that every parasite is so unique that a different drug is required to kill each one. The better drugs, such as Praziquantel™ and Levamisole™ or even Flagyl™ and Piperazine™, can each kill several worm varieties. But this is just not practical when dozens of different parasites are present. We have dozens of different parasites in us! It would be best to kill them all together even though only the intestinal fluke is causing cancer.

Look at the case histories. It is not unusual for someone to have a dozen (or more) parasites out of the 120 parasites I have samples of (they are listed in The Tests). You can assume that you, too, have a dozen different parasites. We are heavily parasitized beings! Our bodies are large enough to provide food and shelter for lots of these free loaders. If they were settled on the outside where we could see them, like lice or ticks, we would rid ourselves in a flash. Nothing is more distasteful to the imagination than hordes of biting, chewing, crawling, sucking creatures on our flesh. But what about IN our flesh? We cannot see inside ourselves, so we mistakenly assume that nothing is there.

Herbal Parasite Remedies

The Native American peoples knew that humans are parasitized. Other native peoples from the Arctic to Antarctic knew that we are parasitized like other animals. They had frequent purgings that included diarrhea or vomiting to rid themselves of their slimy invaders. Many cultures continued such practices right up to my own childhood. I remember being forced to swallow a spoonful of sulfur and molasses and raw onion! How dreadful it seemed. But it reduced the body's burden of worms and other parasites that we all have. Where have we gone astray? Why have we forsaken these wise practices? I have seen that eczema is due to roundworms. Seizures are caused by a single roundworm, Ascaris, getting into the brain. Schizophrenia and depression are caused by parasites in the brain. Asthma is caused by Ascaris in the lungs. Diabetes is caused by the pancreatic fluke of cattle, Eurytrema. Migraines are caused by the threadworm, Strongyloides. Acne rosacea is caused by a Leishmania. Much human heart disease is caused by dog heartworm, Dirofilaria. And the list goes on.

Getting rid of all these parasites would be absolutely impossible using clinical medicines that can kill only one or two parasites each. Such medicines also tend to make you quite ill. Flagyl™ is used for amoebas and Giardia; when the correct dosage is used, it can cause extreme nausea and vomiting. Quinine for malaria is quite toxic. Imagine taking 10 such drugs to kill a dozen of your parasites! Good news, perhaps, for the drug makers but not for you.

Yet three herbs can rid you of over 100 types of parasites! And without so much as a headache! Without nausea! Without any interference with any drug that you are already on! Does this sound too fantastic? Just too good to be true? They are nature's gift to us. The herbs are:

Black Walnut Hulls (from the black walnut tree)

Wormwood (from the Artemisia shrub)

Common Cloves (from the clove tree)

These three herbs, taken together, can cure all cancers

Fig. 9 Cloves, black walnut, and wormwood

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These three herbs must be used together. Black walnut hull and wormwood kill adults and developmental stages of at least 100 parasites. Cloves kill the eggs. Only if you use them together will you rid yourself of parasites. If you kill only the adults, the tiny stages and eggs will soon grow into new adults. If you kill only the eggs, the million stages already loose in your body will soon grow into adults and make more eggs. They must be used together as a single treatment.

It is the green hull surrounding the nut of the black walnut tree that has this miraculous parasiticide. After it has turned black, it is useless. The large green balls fall to the ground early in the fall. In a week or two they will be black and decaying. Therefore, anyone wishing to make parasiticide must be careful not to let the critical time for harvesting pass. I encourage everyone to make their own parasiticides and to take back the responsibility for keeping themselves and their families free of these tiny monsters. The recipe for Black Walnut Hull Tincture (extra strength) is given in Recipes (page 503).

Note that it is a tincture (extracted using grain alcohol), not an ordinary extract (which uses water). The black walnut extract that is available from herb companies is not potent as a parasiticide. It is black, not pale green, indicating that the critical harvesting time had passed. Of course there is no time to make your own if you have fast growing or metastasizing cancer. See the chapter Sources.

You will only need one 1 oz. bottle. While you are waiting for it to arrive, get your other 2 herbs ready: wormwood and cloves.

Wormwood consists of the leaves of the Artemisia shrub. My recommendation is that you grow it yourself if you have any space to do so. Wormwood seed is available from seed catalogs, see Sources.

The amount you need to cure a cancer is very small, yet you cannot do without it. But the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has regulated it as toxic! It is therefore unavailable in concentrated form from herb companies. The evidence for toxicity accepted by the FDA must have been hearsay. I have never seen a case of toxicity, not so much as a headache or nausea. The toxic level must be much higher than is needed to kill these parasites.

This shrub is called wormwood for good reason: it kills worms! There is quite a bit of confusion over which Artemisia is the true wormwood. Books and nurseries can be wrong, even though they assure you they are correct! Buy Artemisia absynthium for your garden. Wormwood goes back to antiquity and is mentioned in the Bible......"