Wednesday, 16 December 2009

does taking statins cause alzheimers? - i cant remember

from Tom Naughton at the 'fat head' blog:

"Researchers are only recently discovering that both fat and cholesterol are severely deficient in the Alzheimer’s brain. It turns out that fat and cholesterol are both vital nutrients in the brain. The brain contains only 2% of the body’s mass, but 25% of the total cholesterol. Cholesterol is essential both in transmitting nerve signals and in fighting off infections.

High cholesterol is positively correlated with longevity in people over 85 years old, and has been shown to be associated with better memory function and reduced dementia. The converse is also true: a correlation between falling cholesterol levels and Alzheimer’s.

Put yourself on Lipitor, and we can pretty much guarantee that your cholesterol will fall. That’s the supposed benefit. But …

Yeon-Kyun Shin is an expert on the physical mechanism of cholesterol in the synapse to promote transmission of neural messages. In an interview by a Science Daily reporter, Shin said: “If you deprive cholesterol from the brain, then you directly affect the machinery that triggers the release of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters affect the data-processing and memory functions. In other words — how smart you are and how well you remember things.”

A second way (besides their direct impact on cholesterol) in which statins likely impact Alzheimer’s is in their indirect negative effect on the supply of fatty acids and antioxidants to the brain. It is a given that statins drastically reduce the level of LDL in the blood serum. This is their claim to fame. It is interesting, however, that they succeed in reducing not just the amount of cholesterol contained in the LDL particles, but rather the actual number of LDL particles altogether. This means that, in addition to depleting cholesterol, they reduce the available supply to the brain of both fatty acids and antixodiants, which are also carried in the LDL particles. As we’ve seen, all three of these substances are essential to proper brain functioning.

The bottom line: your body makes cholesterol for a reason. Beat down your cholesterol with a drug, and you’re messing with your biochemistry at the cellular level. Not a good idea."

Monday, 14 December 2009

Linus Pauling and vitamin C

from Dr.Hilary Roberts :
"Vitamin C - Linus Pauling was right all along. A doctor's opinion"

It is the 10th anniversary of the death of Linus Pauling and his most controversial scientific conjectures about the health benefits of vitamin C are being confirmed. The weight of evidence may yet force the medical establishment to accept his ideas on nutrition and health.

Linus Pauling's claim, that he knew a cure for heart disease, cancer and infections, was greeted with ridicule. His remarkable health claims concerned the substance we know as vitamin C. Now, ten years after his death on 19th August 1994, his revolutionary ideas are finally on the way to vindication. Given his history, it should not surprise us if Pauling was right all along. He was, after all, the leading chemist of the last century and, arguably, the greatest ever American scientist. He remains the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes, the first for Chemistry (1954) and the second for peace (1962). In addition to being one of the greatest scientists ever, he was a renowned humanitarian.

By the time of his death, the medical establishment had branded Pauling a quack, because he advocated the use of high doses of vitamin C to treat many diseases. Irwin Stone first introduced Pauling to vitamin C, and explained that it wasn't really a vitamin at all, but an essential substance we could no longer manufacture in our bodies. Most animals make their own vitamin C, in large amounts. In humans, the gene for this ability has mutated and no longer works properly.

When Pauling looked into Stone's claims, he found that conventional medicine had long ignored evidence from respected physicians and scientists. This research suggested that high doses of vitamin C might be a cure for many illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. However, when he explained these findings in his wonderfully constructed books "Vitamin C and the Common Cold" and "How to Live Longer and Feel Better", the medical profession was incensed, implying that a mere chemist could not possibly understand the intricacies of medical science.

If Pauling was correct, vitamin C could help overcome the major killers in the industrialised world. This sounded so unlikely that a lesser scientist making the claim would probably have been ignored; the medical world had already disregarded similar reports of vitamin C. Linus Pauling had a reputation for being 20 years ahead of other scientists.

He may well have been years ahead in other fields but, in medicine, the insiders considered such a thing to be impossible. Pauling battled with the medical authorities and convinced a lot of the public of the benefits of high dose vitamin C. He took on the medical establishment because the implication for health was enormous: an end to premature death and unnecessary suffering from heart disease, infection and many cancers.

Since Pauling's death, the medical establishment has reclaimed the scientific position with a series of experiments on vitamin C. In particular, the NIH measured the distribution of vitamin C in the body and claimed that Pauling was wrong about the need for high doses, as the blood could be saturated at low doses [Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 93, 3704-9.]. They added that doses higher than one gram were potentially dangerous. From this point on, the high dose vitamin C lobby were on the defensive.

If the body could be saturated at low doses, the argument went, higher doses were simply a waste or even potentially dangerous. However, clinical reports of the utility of high dose vitamin C had been repeated in the literature for over 50 years. These reports continued, particularly in the fields of heart disease, infections and cancer, contradicting the NIH conclusions. Either the clinical reports of the efficacy of high doses were incorrect, or the NIH experimental work was flawed.

Taking note of this inconsistency, Drs Steve Hickey and Hilary Roberts decided to investigate the data for a book ("Ascorbate, the science of vitamin C", They began by looking at the apparently ludicrous claims for the medical effects of vitamin C. Pauling had stated that the substance could cure cancer and that shortage was the major cause of heart disease. Among his many scientific advances, Pauling had made occasional errors: perhaps he had done the same with vitamin C. If he was wrong, his hypotheses should be easy to refute.

When they examined the evidence, Hickey and Roberts found background evidence for Pauling's ideas from independent scientific and medical reports, covering half a century. The findings in these papers could neither be dismissed as placebo effects nor easily explained. The reports included remission of AIDS, cures for cancer, and the immediate recovery of children at the point of death from septic shock. The claims seemed so out of the ordinary that they were hard to believe. However, Hickey and Roberts could find no counter examples in the scientific or medical literature.

If these positive reports were indeed wrong, no-one had shown this to be true. The scientific evidence was consistent with Pauling's ideas, with a few notable exceptions. The primary exception was the NIH data on blood and tissue saturation. The medical establishment accepted the NIH conclusions and held them in the highest regard. The US Institute of Medicine had based their official recommended dietary allowance (RDA) on these results. If the NIH was correct, then Pauling was wrong and the positive reports of high doses must be invalid.

The NIH conclusions were not correct, however. Hickey and Roberts examined their experiments and found them to be full of errors. For example, the researchers had given a dose of vitamin C, waited until it had been excreted and then measured blood levels. Using this procedure, they found that increasing the dose did not greatly increase the blood levels. Instead of realising that this was because the dose had been excreted, the NIH claimed it was because the body was saturated, so higher doses were redundant. They then used white blood cells as a model for normal cells, to see how they absorbed vitamin C from their surroundings. These white blood cells are specialised to absorb vitamin C, even when supplies are low. If other body cells were similar to white blood cells, we would normally have a reserve of 40 grams in our bodies. In this case, given the proposed RDA of 200mg, it would take 2-3 years to fill a depleted body. This is demonstrably incorrect: the classic example is that James Lind's sailors recovered from scurvy in a matter of days when they were given citrus fruits containing small amounts of vitamin C.

These mistakes were gross and unsupportable. In order to check their re-interpretation of the data, Hickey sent emails to the NIH, the Institute of Medicine and every scientist he could contact who was associated with the RDA, asking them to provide a reasonable scientific response to these errors. No-one was able to provide such a response. Since it is normal scientific practice to explain and defend your ideas, the hypothesis that people only need small amounts of vitamin C looks increasingly shaky.

Even the NIH's subsequent data contradicts their earlier work. The NIH vitamin C group published a series of papers on vitamin C and cancer [Ann Intern Med, 140(7), 533-7.]. In these papers, they suggested that repeated doses of oral vitamin C would produce blood levels of at least 220 microM (a measure of the concentration) , which is three times greater than the 70 microM maximum "saturated" value they claimed in their RDA papers. While their own papers clearly showed that their low-dose claims were wrong, the NIH appeared not to notice. Instead, they suggested that intravenous doses could produce higher blood levels, which might be effective against cancer. Even though their data were coming closer to Pauling's findings on the use of vitamin C in cancer, the NIH took the opportunity to mount another attack on Linus Pauling, suggesting he did not know the difference between oral and intravenous (IV) vitamin C.

Pauling had performed a series of trials with Dr Ewan Cameron, a Scottish cancer specialist, showing that intravenous vitamin C allowed cancer patients to live much longer than expected. Numerous other studies confirmed this effect, particularly the work of Dr Abram Hoffer and Dr Hugh Riordan. The Mayo Clinic tried to refute this research but failed, as they used low, oral doses, making their results invalid. In their own cancer paper, the NIH researchers claimed that Pauling and Cameron's use of the IV route was "serendipitous", implying that Pauling did not know the difference between injected and oral doses. In fact, Pauling had written explicitly about this difference, so the NIH criticism was misplaced.

A new scientific theory, called the dynamic flow model, explains all the observed responses to vitamin C in the literature. This model is described in the book "Ascorbate", mentioned above. According to the model, people should ideally be in a state of dynamic flow, which means they should ingest more vitamin C than they need, in the form of divided dose supplements. The extra ascorbate flows through the body and is excreted in the urine. It is not wasted, however, as the excess acts as a reservoir when extra vitamin C is required. Dynamic flow is the closest we humans can get to restoring our physiology to how it was before we lost the ability to make vitamin C in our bodies, as most other animals still do.

It is difficult to imagine what Linus Pauling would have made of all this had he lived. Hickey and Roberts like to think that he would have pointed out the NIH errors earlier. He might have had fun explaining that the NIH could not perform a simple experiment, yet tried to blame him for the deficiencies in the Mayo Clinic's research. It is now 10 years since Pauling's death. Biologist Ren� Dubos suggested that the mainstream converges with Pauling twenty years later. If so, we only have another decade to wait until the medical establishment can admit that Pauling was right all along.

Dr. Hilary Roberts

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Meditation cuts heart attacks by a half

if this research was on a drug it would be used immediatly:

Meditation may help reduce the risk of a heart attack in people at high risk, scientists find.

Patients with heart disease who practised Transcendental Meditation cut their chances of a heart attack, stroke and death by half, compared with non-meditating patients, the first study of its kind has found.

Stress is a major factor in heart disease and meditation experts say the technique can help control it.

Transcendental Meditation is based on an ancient tradition of enlightenment in India.

The results of the research are being presented at the American Heart Association scientific meeting in Orlando, Florida.

Over nine years, 201 African American people with an average age of 59 and who had all been diagnosed with heart disease were randomly assigned to either Transcendental Meditation or health education classes about diet and exercise.

Both groups continued with their normal medication.

The researchers from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee in collaboration with the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, calculated heart attacks, strokes and deaths as one result and found a 47 per cent reduction in meditating patients.

They also had lower blood pressure and significant reductions in their stress levels, the researchers said.

Dr Robert Schneider, lead author and director of the Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, said: "Previous research on Transcendental Meditation has shown reductions in blood pressure, psychological stress, and other risk factors for heart disease, irrespective of ethnicity.

"But this is the first controlled clinical trial to show that long-term practice of this particular stress reduction program reduces the incidence of clinical cardiovascular events, that is heart attacks, strokes and mortality."

Dr Theodore Kotchen, co-author of the study, professor of medicine, and associate dean for clinical research at the Medical College, said: "This study is an example of the contribution of a lifestyle intervention—stress management—to the prevention of cardiovascular disease in high-risk patients."

Dr Schneider said that the effect of Transcendental Meditation in the trial was like a newly discovered medicine for the prevention of heart disease.

"In this case, the new medications are derived from the body's own internal pharmacy stimulated by the Transcendental Meditation practice," he said.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Linus pauling on cancer

"Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud and that the major cancer research organisations are derelict in their duties to the people who support them." - Linus Pauling PhD (Two-time Nobel Prize winner).

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

burst execise

What is BURST exercise?
20 seconds of full-on exercise, then 20 seconds of rest. Repeat X 3.

try this - it works to get you fit in no time!

Monday, 23 November 2009

hulda clark sayings

"Treat others as you would treat your grandmother ;) Don’t live by money, the richest people are the poorest humblest mind set! Inner outer happiness conquers all disease! Look down time to time when searching for answers. They have been under your nose the whole time. Clues are there you just have to look :) Never preach opinions or answers till you have gotten your hands dirty to have an honest answer.

Lastly don’t ever ever ever ever ever bring your self down! When you fall pick your self up, when you get hit get up! CANCER starts with the mind. You are what you eat, you are who you surround yourself with!!!!!!!!!

You are GOD! your body is a temple! What you invest in yourself you will get in return!

We all bleed the color red, we are all equal animals, we are no different so treat life with respect and mother nature will give back. Trust me!"

Friday, 13 November 2009

bulk up with spinach

At a time when professional athletes are getting booed for steroid use, spinach is in the news for its steroid-like ability to bulk up muscles. Lab tissue culture and animal studies showed that a plant steroid extracted from spinach increased muscle growth by 20%, and also enhanced rats' front limb strength by 10%. "Some may scoff at the notion that spinach, despite containing nutrients, builds muscles, but Popeye may have been on to something," says one of the study authors, Professor Mary Ann Lila, who holds the David H. Murdock Chair for Nutrition at North Carolina State University.

A caveat is that in order to replicate the effect in the study, you'd have to eat about 2.2 pounds (1kg) of spinach a day. We juiced that amount here at the Dole Nutrition Institute, and it yielded about 13 oz. (1 and 1/4 cups) of spinach juice; manageable, but still quite a mouthful. On the other hand, spinach is packed with so many other powerful nutrients and antioxidants -- not just the "phytosteroids" -- that even a few servings a week will offer a variety of health benefits. For example, research suggests spinach may help protect against cancers of the liver, lungs, ovaries, colon and prostate.

Another study suggested that this Superfood for Your Brain could help delay the onset of dementia later in life. Spinach is also a Superfood for Your Eyes, and could play a role in preventing age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in people over 60. Our own lab tests comparing spinach to wheatgrass juice, found that spinach juice has twice the chlorophyl, eight times the calcium, six times the magnesium, 10 times the potassium, 15 times the vitamin C and 43 times the vitamin A! ... ?nlid=1137

Friday, 6 November 2009


An 80-year-old Italian goes to his doctor for an annual checkup. The doctor is amazed at what good shape the guy is in and asks, 'How do you stay in such great physical condition?'
‘I'm Italian and I am a golfer,' says the old guy, 'and that's why I'm in such good shape. I'm up well before daylight and out golfing up and down the fairways. 'I have a glass of vino, and all is well.' 'Well,' says the doctor, 'I'm sure that helps, but there's got to be more to it. How old was your Dad when he died?'
'Who said my Dad's dead?' The doctor is in amazement. 'You mean you're 80 years old and your Dad's still alive. How old is he?' 'He's 100 years old,' says the old Italian golfer. 'In fact he golfed with me this morning, and then we went to the beach for a walk and had a little vino and that's why he's still alive. He's Italian and he's a golfer, too.'
'Well,' the doctor says, 'that's great, but I'm sure there's more to it than that. How about your Dad's Dad? How old was he when he died?'
'Who said my grandpa's dead?'
Absolutely stunned, the doctor asks, 'You mean you're 80 years old and your grandfather's still living! Incredible, how old is he?' 'He's 118 years old,' says the old Italian golfer. The doctor is getting frustrated at this point, 'So, I guess he went golfing with you this morning too?' 'No. Grandpa couldn't go this morning because he's getting married today.'
At this point the doctor is close to losing it. 'Getting married; why would a 118-year-old guy want to get married?'
'Who said he wanted to?'

Thursday, 15 October 2009

toxic vaccine hazards -swine flu

"These vaccines are untested, toxic, extremely dangerous to the human immune system... they must be avoided..."

by Stephen Lendman

On July 13, a World Health Organization (WHO) Global Alert headlined, "WHO recommendations on pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccinations" suggest that universally mandated ones are coming. It stated that on July 7, the pharmaceutical industry-dominated Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on Immunization held an "extraordinary meeting in Geneva to discuss issues and make recommendations related to vaccine for the pandemic (H1N1) 2009."

The WHO said the virus "is considered unstoppable," while admitting little evidence of spread so far, most cases are mild, and many people recover unaided. Nonetheless, all countries will need vaccines and should follow these priorities as initial supplies will be limited:

-- immunize health care workers "to protect the essential health care infrastructure;" then

-- pregnant women; children over six months of age "with one of several chronic medical conditions;" healthy young adults aged 15 - 49; healthy children; healthy adults aged 50 - 64; and finally healthy adults aged 65 or older.

WHO suggested the risks in stating "new technologies are involved in the production of some pandemic vaccines, which have not yet been extensively evaluated for their safety in certain population groups..." As a result, "post-marketing surveillance" and "post-marketing safety and effectiveness studies" are essential so that countries can adjust their vaccination policies.

WHO "recommendations" are binding on all 194 member countries in case a pandemic emergency is declared under the 2005 International Health Regulations Act and April 2009 WHO pandemic plan.

It's crucial to understand that these vaccines are experimental, untested, toxic and extremely dangerous to the human immune system. They contain squalene-based adjuvants that cause a host of annoying to life-threatening autoimmune diseases. They must be avoided, even if mandated. It's also known that vaccines don't protect against diseases they're designed to prevent and often cause them. They should be banned but proliferate anyway because they're so profitable, and if globally mandated to the greatest extent ever.

Get ready because that's precisely what's coming - universal orders to risk toxic vaccine hazards. In the coming weeks, the dominant media globally will get into high gear fear-mongering mode to convince people voluntarily to submit to jeopardizing their health and well-being. It's essential to refuse and be safe and international law absolutely allows it.

Stephen Lendman is a Mathaba Author.

Monday, 28 September 2009

mountain of painkillers needed for back pain

Mountain of analgesics needed to treat back pain – BackCare Awareness Week 10-16 October 2009

BackCare Awareness week is running from 10-16 October.

Here are some interesting statistics below about back pain:

• 52% of Britons currently suffer from back pain , costing the NHS around £480 million a year to treat.

• Nearly 5 million working days were lost as a result of back pain in 2003-04, meaning that on any one day 1% of the working population were on sickness leave due to a back problem , making back pain the largest single cause of work-related absence in Britain.

• Around 125,175,200 pain killers are consumed each year to treat back pain (men: 47, 667, 500, women: 77, 507, 700).

• 50% of back pain sufferers think their painkillers don’t last long enough and 41% of sufferers can’t sleep through the night when they have back pain

• Back pain causes more than physical discomfort with 29% of sufferers feeling depressed

• According to leading experts ‘self-management’ is the most effective treatment for the first ten days and they stress that it is important to keep mobile in the day and get a good night’s rest.

• According to back pain experts, there is a strong connection between stress and back pain. Stress causes a release of stress hormones and stress hormones increase the perception of pain.

• Increased pain can, in turn, lead to increased stress and depression creating a cycle of depression and pain that can be difficult to break.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Hulda Clark 1928 - 2009

In Remembrance of Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark 1928 - 2009

Dr. Hulda Regehr Clark was born on October 18th, 1928 in Rosthern ,
Saskatchewan Canada.
She began her studies in biology at the University of Saskatchewan,
Canada, where she was awarded the Bachelor of Arts in 1950 , Magna Cum
Laude. Dr. Clark was awarded a Master of Arts degree, with High Honors
from the University of Saskatchewan. After two years of study at McGill
University, Dr. Clark was awarded her Doctorate degree in physiology by
the University of Minnesota in 1958. Dr. Clark studies throughout focused
on biophysics and cell physiology.

Dr. Clark established a nutritional consulting practice in the late 1960’s
as a complement to her university research at the University of Indiana.
In 1974 when Federal research funds were eliminated, she began private
nutritional consulting on a full time basis. She obtained a naturopathy
degree at the Clayton College of Natural Health.
Dr. Clark focused on consulting and independent research in all aspects
of human disease, especially cancer.
This research took her down many avenues; from the study of parasites,
bacteria, viruses and fungus to heavy metals, solvents and lately
radioactivity. She wanted to find out how the human body cells react to
these invaders.
She came up with many solutions to rid our bodies of these invaders. Dr.
Clark researched the use of herbs, essential oils, orthomolecular therapy
and frequency therapy. She focused on the importance of dental health, as
well as everyday awareness of environmental factors.
Her most important discovery was the zapper. Zapping means electrocuting
pathogens and for years she used a frequency generator to "zap" one
pathogen after another. In 1994 her son built a hand held, battery
operated, accurate frequency generator. The purpose was to kill the
intestinal fluke but she then noticed that the battery-operated zapper
killed all pathogens without having to set in a specific frequency. This
was a great time-saver.
Another key invention of Dr. Clark is the Syncrometer. It is an audio
oscillator circuit that tunes for and detects the resonance in all things
in much the same way a radio tuner located a specific station. The
Syncrometer can scan for anything in the body – be it an object, an organ,
a chemical or virus because everything has a characteristic frequency or
set of frequencies.

Dr. Clark undertook all of her research with her Syncrometer and detected
the causes of cancer, HIV and other "mysterious" diseases.
Her approach was quite simple. With the use of the Syncrometer she would
search for common denominators (e.g. toxins, pathogens) in each case she
undertook that was suffering from the same disease (for ex. cancer)

As Dr. Clark would become certain of a discovery, she would seek
confirmation of her more critical findings with conventional independent
laboratory analysis.
This was often difficult because the Syncrometer detects to specificity
well beyond the capabilities of most laboratory analysis.

Dr. Clark has written 7 books of which 5 concerning cancer. In them Dr.
Clark details her methods, her results, and her conclusions for all to
read. In her later books she describes in detail her newest frequency
technologies such as plate-zapping and homeography. In addition each
cancer book contains a specific holistic cancer fighting program.

Dr. Clark, with her self-health approach, has touched countless
individuals around the globe who have been able to help themselves with
the knowledge that she has provided. Dr. Clark endured severe attacks by
professional adversaries as well as Government Officials. She nevertheless
carried on sharing her knowledge for the benefit of health and mankind.

We are thankful for Dr. Clark’s unselfish dedication and lasting
contributions to all.

Dr. Clark passed away on September 3rd 2009 in Chula Vista California.

For more information on Dr. Clark’s protocols, visit the Informative
website about Dr. Clark and her protocols here:


Monday, 24 August 2009

women and heart attacks

more useful information from Al Sears MD - this could save your life!

"The signs considered typical of a heart
attack - sharp chest pains, pains running down the left arm, and
shortness of breath - are true in men.

But the're not common in women. A
woman having a heart attack is more likely to experience:

Aches in the shoulders
and both arms.

Abdominal discomfort that
mimics indigestion.

Unusual fatigue.

Dizziness or

A general feeling that
something's wrong.

And often, no pain at

So what can you do? If you have one or
more of the symptoms mentioned, get to an emergency room immediately!
Dont put it off. Calling 911 is usually better than driving to
the hospital. The EMS team can begin treatment immediately.

While you are waiting for EMS to arrive,
chew and swallow a regular 325 mg aspirin. There's strong
evidence that during a heart attack, a single aspirin could save your

Thursday, 20 August 2009

carbs cause cancer?

from Al Sears MD
"The other night, my son Dylan and I were
in line at the grocery checkout, and I couldnt help but notice
the woman in front of me.

As she unloaded potato chips, pastries,
waffles, and pasta onto the conveyor belt, I wondered if she
understood the risks she was taking. If she knew empty carbs were
linked to breast cancer would she still buy them?

Sugar feeds cancer cells ... and makes
them grow like wildfire. Cancer loves sugar.

And carbs turn into sugar in your body.
A 2004 study in Cancer Epidemiology followed the
eating habits of a large group of women in Mexico. The risk of breast
cancer was found to be 220% higher in the women who ate the largest
amounts of carbohydrates compared to the women who ate the least

And just a few weeks ago, a new study
confirmed it.

Researchers in Stockholm analyzed data
from women who completed food frequency questionnaires
in the late 1980s. They discovered that women who ate high glycemic
load foods were more likely to develop breast cancer.

They also found that carbohydrate
intake, glycemic index and glycemic load were all associated with a
specific estrogen receptor type of tumor.2

And it’s not just women who need
to be concerned. There have also been links to carbohydrate
consumption, especially high glycemic load foods, and colorectal
cancer among men.3

The evidence that refined, processed,
high glycemic foods are bad for you is overwhelming. And when it comes
to cancer, sugar is the worst.

So when you go to the store, make sure
to pass up on the sugar. Plus, youll want to avoid

Grains, including Potatoes and other white
foods, like white rice, sugar and salt.
Also avoid drinks and foods that
contain high fructose corn syrup"

Al Sears, MD

1 Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers &
Prevention Vol. 13, 1283-1289, August 2004

2 International Journal of Cancer, July 2009

3 Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2005

Monday, 17 August 2009

Bizarre Predictions

"Radio has no future. Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. X-rays will prove to be a hoax." - English scientist William Thomson, Lord Kelvin, 1899

"Television won't matter in your lifetime or mine." - Radio Times editor Rex Lambert, 1936

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." - Ken Olson, president, chairman, and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

"By 2000, the machines will be producing so much that everyone in the U.S. will, in effect, be independently wealthy. - Time Magazine, 1966

"An impractical sort of fad, and has no place in the serious job of postal transportation." - Second Assistant U.S. Postmaster General Paul Henderson on airmail, 1922

"It's a bad joke that won't last. Not with winter coming." - Fashion designer CoCo Chanel on miniskirts, 1966

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." - Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of Patents, 1899

"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" - H.M. Warner, Warner Brothers, 1927

"You ought to go back to driving a truck." - Concert manager, firing Elvis Presley in 1954

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out." - Decca Recording Co., rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"It doesn't matter what he does, he will never amount to anything." - Albert Einstein's teacher to his father, 1895

Thursday, 13 August 2009

swine flu disaster?

from Dr Tedd...
The swine flu vaccine has been rushed to the market even before safety tests are complete. A federal advisory panel said the FDA should move ahead to approve or license the new H1N1 vaccine without waiting to receive data from clinical trials to test its safety and efficacy.” (Wall Street Journal. July 24, 2009-see here)

I found something really interesting and important at English on-line edition, August 7th 2009. The German health expert Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a specialist in lungs, hygiene and environmental medicine. He is also the chairman of the health committee in the German parliament and European Council. In this article, he warns us that the swine-flu is grown in a solution that consists of cancerous cells from animals.
There is fear that the risk of cancer could be increased by injecting these cells with the vaccine. Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, says that the swine flu shot can cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Further, Johannes Löwer, president of the Paul Ehrlich Institute, says that the swine flu shot can cause worse side effects than the actual swine flu virus.

Contrary to what we are being fed in the media, Dr. Wodrag reports that the swine flu is milder than normal flu. “If you look at the number of cases, it is nothing compared to a normal flu outbreak,” he added

Monday, 3 August 2009

diabetes and pollution

While obesity is commonly held as a cause of diabetes, an
emerging understanding of environmental pollutants is challenging this theory.

A remarkable report published in the journal Diabetes Care in July 2006 bought to
light the suggestion that low-level exposure to common environmental pollutants may
be a risk factor for diabetes.
These pollutants are most commonly found in foods so switching to organic foods may be a wise move to prevent diabetes.
Pollutants and toxins tend to accumulate in fatty tissue so losing weight may still also be a good idea for overweight individuals.

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

BBQ Rules

It is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor
cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events
are put into motion:
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the
necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging
beside the grill - beer in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three-meter exclusion zone where the
exuberance of testosterone and other manly bonding activities can take place without
the interference of the woman.
Here comes the important part:
More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks
her and asks if she will bring another beer while he flips the meat
Important again:
More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and
brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.
And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed 'her night off', and, upon seeing her
annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

Saturday, 25 July 2009

do you want...?

Do you want true financial independence and constant tax-free income?
Do you want to be in a totally loving, mutually supportive relationship?
Do you want to achieve states of pleasure previously unimaginable?
Do you want to start sleeping with your SO, instead of your PC?
Do you want to look better, feel better, run faster and jump higher?
Do you want to cleanse all Karma, and tap into infinite creative power?
Do you want to bring universal healing and happiness to all around you?
Do you want the Secret of Secrets - the Answer to Your Greatest Dreams?
Do you want to find a few of those unmarked bags of cash on the street?
Do you want the total effect of 10,000 cups of coffee in one minute?

Friday, 24 July 2009


It may not be an ideal topic for polite conversation, but human beings are swarming with bacteria: Even the average healthy adult plays host to about 100 trillion microscopic organisms. Infection takes place when the bacteria get out of hand.

Now, a University of Kansas researcher has penned a history of the struggle between man and bacteria — and warns that humankind someday may lose its advantage.

In the March 28 issue of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Natural Products, Lester A. Mitscher, a University Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, calls for the development of more potent antibiotics necessary for humanity to manage drug-resistant breeds of microbes.

“Antibiotics are essentially selective poisons that kill bacteria and that do not kill us,” Mitscher said.

In his article, “Coevolution: Mankind and Microbes,” Mitscher chronicles the advent of antibiotics in the 20th century. Sulfonamides, the first anti-infectives, were introduced the mid-1930s. Penicillin — “the first true antibiotic” — was employed widely during World War II. In the decades since, dozens of important antibiotics have been developed and marketed around the world.

“These were called ‘miracle drugs,’ ” said Mitscher. “Unfortunately, that had a downside. They were so relatively safe and so effective that we became careless in their use and in our personal habits. That has caused much of the resistance phenomenon we have today.”

Microbial resistance to these drugs has been an ever-increasing problem because of the speedy reproduction and evolution of microorganisms.

“Bacteria that survive the initial onslaught of antibiotics then are increasingly resistant to them,” said Mitscher. “The sensitive proportion of the bacterial population dies, but then the survivors multiply quickly — and they are less sensitive to antibiotics. The sensitivity goes all the way from requiring a longer course of therapy or a higher dose, to being totally unaffected by the antibiotic.”

Humans have overused antibiotics in areas such as agriculture, worsening the dilemma of highly resistant bacteria.

“People are surprised to learn that almost half of all the antibiotics produced in the world are used in animal husbandry,” said Mitscher. “I’m not referring to using antibiotics for curing infections of animals — what I mean is use of antibiotics in relatively small doses as an animal-feed supplement. Animals then grow quicker to a marketable size, and this is seen as a universal good. The difficulty is that use of antibiotics in that setting is an invitation towards resistance. Unfortunately, humans get infected with resistant strains that were generated in animals in this manner.”

These days, with so-called “super-bugs” like Methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) making news, resistance is becoming a major public health problem.

“Resistance that started in a hospital setting quickly spread into the community, and now resistance is essentially all around us,” Mitscher said. “That does not mean to say we’re all going to die in agony in the immediate future. But this is an important phenomenon that needs to be addressed more carefully than we have in the past.”

Part of the solution is to use antibiotics sparingly for industrial, agricultural and medical purposes. When an antibiotic is called for to treat an infection the best one should be used with appropriate intensity.

Mitscher said that drug corporations must develop antibiotics with the potential not only to kill microbes but also to inhibit their ability to mutate. These new drugs would be made more effective still if they enlisted the body’s own immune system to battle infections.

Alas, because of the economics of the drug industry, Mitscher said such “triple treat” antibiotics might be a long time coming.

“The pace of antibiotic discovery has fallen off, partly because the intensive research on them has lead to increasingly diminishing returns,” said Mitscher. “Pharmaceutical firms have, for a variety of commercial reasons, de-emphasized antibiotic research in recent decades.”

or what about this solution?

In the early part of this century, Colloidal Silver was used as a mainstream therapy until modern antibiotics came along; Silver was the primary antibiotic used by the wealthy before the advent of penicillin. With many organisms now resistant to antibiotic therapy and antibiotics causing numerous side effects; more and more people are turning to Colloidal Silver to treat a range of infections in a natural, balanced way.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Chiropractic is founded on "Tone"

Chiropractic is based on the principle of Tone.
What we do is allow normal tone to occur. To allow the restoration of the brain-body connection. To allow that nerve system, free of interference, to more fully express Life Energy, so that every cell can know and perform its task for the good of the whole. And as that person assimilates the lesson held within the energy and information stored as subluxation, they heal. They grow. They evolve. And their friends, families and aquaintences benefit from the change.
What we do is far more than put people's pain to sleep. We allow life to awaken. We bring forth in every individual that which will cause the world to heal. To move in a better direction. To allow the restoration of natural processes on the planet by making one more person less of a problem and more of a solution.

George Rhodes DC

Thursday, 16 July 2009

swine flu

Chiropractors helping patients battle the flu is not a new occurrence:
During the 1917-18 influenza epidemic, which brought death and fear to many Americans, it has been estimated that 20 million people died throughout the world, including about 500,000 Americans. It was chiropractic’s success in caring for flu victims that led to the profession’s licensure in many states.

Researchers reported that in Davenport, Iowa, out of the 93,590 patients treated by medical doctors, there were 6,116 deaths -- a loss of one patient out of every 15. Chiropractors at the Palmer School of Chiropractic adjusted 1,635 cases, with only one death. Outside Davenport, chiropractors in Iowa cared for 4,735 cases with only six deaths -- one out of 866. During the same epidemic, in Oklahoma, out of 3,490 flu patients under chiropractic care, there were only seven deaths. Furthermore, chiropractors were called in 233 cases given up as lost after medical treatment, and reportedly saved all but 25. In another report covering 4,193 cases by 213 chiropractors 4,104 showed complete recovery.

“These results are not so surprising given what we now know about the interaction between the nervous system and the immune system” stated Dr. Matthew McCoy, WCA Board member and Editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. “Through research we know that chiropractic has beneficial effects on immunoglobulins, B-lymphocytes (white blood cells), pulmonary function and other immune system processes.”

Chiropractic corrects spinal abnormalities called vertebral subluxations that result in interference of the nervous system by placing pressure on nerves. Since the nervous system controls all functions of the body -- including the immune system -- chiropractic care can have a positive effect on immune function, WCA officials note.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

grunt and growl and grizzly bear training

NOte: the grizzly bear training is similar to Dr Al Sears PACE programe.


(Grunt and Growl Strength Training should be done 1-3 times weekly, and is most effective if accompanied by 1-3 Grizzly Bear Interval workouts weekly.)

Getting Started:

Determining the weight to use for each exercise. (This procedure is done on your first workout day, and need never to be repeated unless someday you have stopped exercising for some reason and are getting re-started.)

For each exercise listed below, make your best guess on your maximum single attempt lift and try to lift it.
If too heavy to lift, lighten up; if too easy to lift, add more weight. Attempt another lift.
Repeat to find the weight you can just barely lift one time.
Multiply by 0.7. This is your workout weight for that exercise.
NOTE: On your first workout, all you will do is determine your workout weight for all your exercises.
Grunt and Growl Strength Training Routine:

You will alternate between workouts A and B below.
The exercises should be performed in the order listed.
Each repetition is done at a rate of 25 degrees per second on the concentric contraction and 70-100 degrees per second on the eccentric contraction.
(*This is the most important component of Grunt and Growl Strength Training.) Do as many reps as you possibly can --- grunt and growl as much as you need to to squeeze out just one more rep. This way you know you’ve gotten the most anabolic stimulus possible from this exercise. That point of total momentary exhaustion is your moment of victory. [Note that the number of reps required to reach exhaustion will be different for different exercises. This is because you have your own unique proportions of fast and slow twitch fibers in the various muscles of your body.]
As the weeks go by, you will find that the number of reps required to reach exhaustion for the various exercises will increase. When that number of reps has increased by 2, it is time to increase your workout weight for that exercise by about 10 percent.

Workout A

Leg Press or Squats
Pec/Delt Press
Lateral Raise
(Optional) Tricep Kick-backs (cable (not dumbbell))
(Optional) Roman Chair
Workout B

Leg Extension's
Leg Curl
Pulldowns or Chin-ups
Reverse Flies or Bent Over Rowing
(Optional) Bicep Curl (cable (not dumbbell or barbell)


(Grizzly Bear Intervals should be done 1-3 times weekly, and are more effective if accompanied by 1-3 Grunt and Growl Strength Training workouts weekly.)

You may choose running, bicycling, swimming, cross country skiing or other “aerobics” exercise contraption for your Grizzly Bear Interval Training. The key to success is putting out high intensity bursts of speed lasting 30-90 seconds. [NOTE: “High intensity” is a relative term. Output that might be high intensity for one person might seem an easy cruise for another.]

Pretend there is a grizzly bear chasing you. Take off at nearly full speed and go like crazy until you feel as if you’d rather be Mr. Grizzly’s lunch than go another second. At that point (which should be at the end of a 30-90 second burst) stop. In precisely 60 seconds take your 15 second pulse. Go right into your next Grizzly Bear chase, repeating the cycle until you see a pulse that is clearly not recovering. Go home and feel powerful.


45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 30 beats

45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 31 beats

45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 32 beats

45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 32 beats

45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 33 beats

45 second run – stop for 60 seconds – take pulse for 15 seconds = 37 beats

Stop - enough for today. You have finished your Interval training for the day.

The key is to look for a pulse which changes dramatically from the trend line from the previous series of pulses. When it is different, you have reached the point where your heart rate is not recovering sufficiently to continue and you should stop for the day.

Keep your time consistent with each cycle. If you start out with 60 seconds on the first cycle, stay at 60 seconds for all the cycles that day. You also need to stay consistent with the intensity and/or distance. Don’t go all out one time and then dog it the next. You may vary the time with each workout, but always stay between 30-90 seconds for your high intensity bursts.
(get your doctor's advice before starting this, or any other exercise program)

Most Unusual Therapist

by Dr. Joe Vitale

Two years ago, I heard about a therapist in Hawaii who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients--without ever seeing any of them. The psychologist would study an inmate's chart and then look within himself to see how he created that person's illness. As he improved himself, the patient improved.

When I first heard this story, I thought it was an urban legend. How could anyone heal anyone else by healing himself? How could even the best self-improvement master cure the criminally insane?

It didn't make any sense. It wasn't logical, so I dismissed the story.

However, I heard it again a year later. I heard that the therapist had used a Hawaiian healing process called ho 'oponopono. I had never heard of it, yet I couldn't let it leave my mind. If the story was at all true, I had to know more.

I had always understood "total responsibility" to mean that I am responsible for what I think and do. Beyond that, it's out of my hands. I think that most people think of total responsibility that way. We're responsible for what we do, not what anyone else does. The Hawaiian therapist who healed those mentally ill people would teach me an advanced new perspective about total responsibility.

His name is Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len. We probably spent an hour talking on our first phone call. I asked him to tell me the complete story of his work as a therapist. He explained that he worked at Hawaii State Hospital for four years. That ward where they kept the criminally insane was dangerous. Psychologists quit on a monthly basis. The staff called in sick a lot or simply quit. People would walk through that ward with their backs against the wall, afraid of being attacked by patients. It was not a pleasant place to live, work, or visit.

Dr. Len told me that he never saw patients. He agreed to have an office and to review their files. While he looked at those files, he would work on himself. As he worked on himself, patients began to heal.

"After a few months, patients that had to be shackled were being allowed to walk freely," he told me. "Others who had to be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no chance of ever being released were being freed."

I was in awe.

"Not only that," he went on, "but the staff began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the staff was showing up to work. Today, that ward is closed."

This is where I had to ask the million dollar question: "What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to change?"

"I was simply healing the part of me that created them," he said.

I didn't understand.

Dr. Len explained that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life - simply because it is in your life--is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation.

Whew. This is tough to swallow. Being responsible for what I say or do is one thing. Being responsible for what everyone in my life says or does is quite another. Yet, the truth is this: if you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you see, hear, taste, touch, or in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life.

This means that terrorist activity, the president, the economy--anything you experience and don't like--is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change you.

I know this is tough to grasp, let alone accept or actually live. Blame is far easier than total responsibility, but as I spoke with Dr. Len, I began to realize that healing for him and in ho 'oponopono means loving yourself. If you want to improve your life, you have to heal your life. If you want to cure anyone--even a mentally ill criminal--you do it by healing you.

I asked Dr. Len how he went about healing himself. What was he doing, exactly, when he looked at those patients' files?

"I just kept saying, 'I'm sorry' and 'I love you' over and over again," he explained.

That's it?

That's it.

Turns out that loving yourself is the greatest way to improve yourself, and as you improve yourself, your improve your world.

Friday, 10 July 2009

What Every Person Needs

Inspirational Speech/Poem

What Every Person Needs ...
by Silvia Hartmann

What we all need as human beings

is really, just

one single person

to be absolutely on our side.

Someone who has faith in us,

someone to really love us as we are,

no questions asked,

without reservations

or judgements of any kind;

Just a single person

who will always be there

to help us, protect us;

To inspire us, applaud us

when we have succeeded in something,

no matter how insignificant

it may seem to an outsider;

Someone who will encourage us

to strive towards

the best we can possibly be,

and always, always cheer us on;

Someone who cannot ever be tempted away

by youth, beauty, money, bribes

and will always choose us,

every day, each moment afresh;

someone to stand by us

when everything falls apart,

who will love us no matter what;

Someone who will never let us down,

never give up on us,

never leave us

and who will always, always

be fiercely and actively loving of us

in every way, every day,

until we take our last breath in physicality.

Well, that person is here.

It is you.

And now, finally, we can start

on the road to be that person

we always knew we should have been -

with a little help from our self,

our endlessly loving totality.

Friday, 19 June 2009

Does Cholesterol Have a Purpose?

Cholesterol makes hormones. It also lines the nervous system and allows electrical flows. Cholesterol heals damaged tissues. It feeds the eyes, particularly the lens of the eye, which has no direct blood supply, so it can only grow via cholesterol-rich cells.
Because of this, anything that interferes with cholesterol metabolism (e.g., anti-cholesterol drugs) has the potential to cause cataracts.
Other side effects of cholesterol-lowering drugs include the following: A 700 percent increase in colon cancers A 12-fold increase in breast cancer A 45 percent increase in gallstones A 145 percent increase in gastritis An increase, rather than the expected decrease, in heart- and circulation-related deaths and twice as many heart attacks Internal bleeding and severe constipation Liver disease and ulcers of the stomach and intestines
Anemia, taste and smell disturbances, and visual difficulties
Dizziness and a lowered white blood cell count
Angina (heart pain), heart rhythm abnormalities, phlebitis
Cancer Increased death rate (in a 5,000-patient study, there was a 36 percent increase in deaths as compared to those taking a placebo)
Increased incidences of impulsive homicidal and suicidal behavior
A 175 percent increase in appendicitis

health research

Why is it that medical authorities are unable to incorporate new discoveries about health? One reason is the myth, perpetuated by the American Medical Association, that only their practices are based on scientific proof, while alternative approaches are supported only by anecdotal evidence. The fact is-medicine as it is practiced today is anything but scientific.

In 1989, the United States government formed the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR). Its purpose is to assist in the development and maintenance of national health practice guidelines in order to control runaway medical costs, which, if left unchecked, will soon equal the Gross National Product. In 1992, Dr. David Eddy of Duke University, an advisor to the AHCPR, evaluated 21 areas in the field of medicine. Here's what he found: 17 of these areas had little or no scientific validation and existed simply because they were traditional; 99% of the articles in medical journals were scientifically unsound; and 85% of medicine had no scientific basis. It would appear from these findings that the term "medical science" is as much an oxymoron as "military intelligence."

The AHCPR also investigated an area of medical practice particularly relevant to muscle-back problems. According to a study released in December 1994, one of the most costly, non-validated medical areas is back surgery. This report found that both surgery and physiotherapy were ineffective in treating acute back pain. It stated, "Despite and extensive medical literature on failed back surgery and evidence that repeat surgical procedures for low back problems rarely lead to improved outcome, there are documented examples of patients who have had as many as 20 spine operations." Evidently these "scientific" surgeons consider reports of their failures to be anecdotal.

Kids on Love

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before
giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents
and listen."
Bobby - age 7

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you
Nikka - age 6

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and
has to go out and buy new ones."
Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out
of you." :)
Karen - age 7

A four year old child had a next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had
recently lost his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the
old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said,
"Nothing, I just helped him cry."

-- Kids on Marriage

How do you decide who to marry?

"No person really decides before they grow up who they're going to marry. God
decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you're stuck with."
-- Kristen, age 10

How can a strangeer tell if two people are married?

"You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same
-- Derrick, age 8

What do most people do on a date?

"Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other.
Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough."
-- Lynnette, age 8

What would you do on a first date that was turning sour?

"I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and
make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns."
-- Craig, age 9 (ingenious)

Is it better to be single or married?

"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean
up after them."
-- Anita, age 9 (bless you child)

How would the world be different if the people did not get married?

"There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?"
-- Kelvin, age 8

How would you make a marriage work?

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like a dump truck."
-- Ricky, age 10

Tuesday, 16 June 2009


Do you remember the old joke of the guy who every morning gets up at 6:00 and stomps around the outside of his house. His neighbor finally comes out and says, "What in the world are you doing? Every morning, I look out my window when I'm fixing my breakfast, and there you are in your bathrobe stomping around the house." The guy says, "Oh, well, I'm keeping the elephants away."

"Elephants? There are no elephants in this neighborhood."

And the first man says, "See how well it works!"

Monday, 15 June 2009

Fix Allergies with KST

from Tedd Koren, D.C.
Your immune system works to keep you 100% natural, organic, unadulterated, you! It recognizes and destroys bacteria, viri, pollutants, dust, pollen, drugs, tumors, debris and artificial substances (metal and plastic, however, don’t trigger an immune reaction).

Many things influence how well your immune system functions: your nervous system, endocrine system, diet, genes and emotions.

Allergens and allergies

The most common immune system disorder is the allergy that occurs when the immune system overreacts to an allergen (dust, pollen, milk, dog or cat dander, strawberries, etc.) and the body produces too many neutralizing chemicals (especially histamines) in response.

KST and allergies

After developing Koren Specific Technique (KST), I was often asked if it could address allergies. I’m happy to report that doctors are finding that KST can be used as a simple, yet powerful, procedure to help allergy sufferers.

The allergy "posture"

First the patient is analyzed and adjusted so they are cleared out: no subluxations. Now the patient is put in the "posture" of the allergy.

How is that done?

It is rather simple to do. All you do is tell the patient to think of their allergy. While they are thinking of it, their body will subluxate into their "allergy pattern."

Now the allergy pattern must be located. I have found this is best done using a dynamic bio-indicator analysis system that is quickly able to locate subluxations. Bio-indicators are used by applied kinesiology (AK); muscle weakness, directional non-force technique (DNFT™) and Activator™ (a derivative of DNFT); the short leg reflex, Toftness ™; skin autonomic response and others.

KST employs the occipital drop (OD) that was discovered by Lowell Ward, DC, developer of Spinal Column Stressology, as a bio-indicator. Dr. Ward discovered that the occiput/mastoid area of the skull will appear to lower on the left when the person is stressed by a subluxation. By using the OD, the patient does not need to lie down to be checked and there is no muscle fatigue.

To continue the allergy protocol: While the patient is thinking of their allergy, the practitioner locates the subluxations that appear. In most cases, the subluxation involves the left and right greater wings of the sphenoid (anterior) and occipital bone (inferior).

In addition, sometimes a subluxation will involve the temporal or upper thoracic.

Now, the correction.

As the patient is thinking of their allergy, their subluxations are corrected or adjusted. I find an adjusting instrument works best, as this permits the patient to stay in one position while the force/energy/information (adjustment) can be directed specifically.

Next, ask the patient to think of the allergen again. There should be no OD. If there is an OD, go through the analysis and adjustment again. You may have missed something.

Are we finished?

Not quite. We have to see if the patient’s relationship with the allergen has been completely defused. Now ask the patient to think about the allergy from a different angle. For example, tell the patient, "Imagine taking the allergen and putting it in your mouth." Then test for an OD. If you get it, locate and correct their subluxations (usually they will be the same ones you already corrected).

Try other statements to defuse the allergy. Tell the patient to imagine how they feel when they have an allergic reaction. Tell them to imagine breathing the allergen. Tell them to imagine clear sinuses or being free of other allergy symptoms.

Go through a number of these exercises until you simply can’t elicit an OD from the patient.

That’s it

It’s usually that simple. You may find an emotional reaction associated with the allergy, but that’s rare.

What exactly are we doing?

As with other allergy elimination protocols (i.e., NAET, JMT) we appear to be breaking a neurological reflex that causes the patient to overreact to an allergen.

With KST, we find that, when putting patients in the toxin posture of subluxation and adjusting them while in that posture, the allergy reflex is broken.

KST is a refinement in locating and correcting subluxations. Using KST procedures, chiropractors can easily and quickly locate and correct subluxations as they reveal themselves in any posture—physical, emotional or chemical.

Koren Specific Technique, developed by Tedd Koren, D.C., is a quick and easy way to locate and correct subluxations; it is gentle and low-force.

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You

Dr. Murray, widely regarded as one of the world's leading authorities on natural
medicine, has a new book out June 30th - "What the Drug Companies Won't Tell You And
Your Doctor Doesn't Know." The book argues that our reliance on medications to cure
us is at the core of America's health crisis, and shows stunning evidence that
pharmaceutical treatments for common diseases are often ineffective and result in
serious, widespread side effects - the existence of which is frequently hidden from
the public.

Here are just some of the shocking facts about drug companies that he chronicles -
with proof - in his book:

v According to a noted Harvard cardiologist and published studies in the Journal of
the American Medical Association, more than 80 percent of coronary angioplasty and
bypass operations are not necessary.

v Since statins were introduced in 1987, the number of people in the United States
with high cholesterol has increased from 13 million to nearly 100 million.

v It is estimated that 70 percent of patients with chronic daily headaches suffer
from drug-induced headaches.

v Aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal drugs (NSAIDs) used for arthritis lead
to joint destruction by inhibiting the formation of cartilage.

v Acetaminophen overdose is the leading cause of acute liver failure and causes 10
percent of all cases of kidney failure.

v Drugs like Paxil, Zoloft, and Prozac contribute to obesity, but weight gain is
not listed as a common side effect of these drugs.

v It is estimated that drug companies spend more than $57.5 billion a year
marketing to physicians--With about 700,000 practicing physicians in the United
States, it is estimated that the drug industry spends about $60,000 in marketing per
physician annually.

v According to a very detailed analysis by two Canadian researchers, Marc-André
Gagnon and Joel Lexchin, drug companies spend twice as much money on marketing as on
research and development.

v There is now considerable evidence that the drug companies exert significant
control over the FDA and the drug approval process.

Monday, 1 June 2009

hay fever

From Dr Eben Davis DC ;
"Allergies are very common. One of the most common allergies is hay fever, or Allergic Rhinitis. Hay fever is thought to effect over 30% of the population in one form or another.

Hay fever occurs when the body over produces histamine in response to pollen grasses, air-borne chemicals, and dust particles. This is why the treatment is usually anti-histamine.

The problem with anti-histamine is that the body makes more histamine in response to it...which is why you have to keep taking more of it. It's a viscous cycle.
The nervous system controls and regulates every function in your body...including histamine production by the white blood cells...this is part of your immune system.

The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves...which exit from in between the bones of the spine. If these bones (vertebrae) are out of alignment, they can offend and irritate the same nerves they were designed to protect...this is called a vertebral subluxation.

If the irritated nerves are involved with your immune response and histamine production, you may have abnormal reactions such as hay fever.

At my downtown San Francisco Chiropractic Center, I have patients that come to see me for allergies only. I don't treat the allergies...I treat the subluxations, which allows the nervous sytem to better balance body chemistry and immune response.

If you have hay fever it can be a real bummer. I would seriously consider visiting a good chiropractor to find out it he or she can help your allergies. I think you might be pleasantly surprised."

Friday, 29 May 2009

chiropractic for back pain on the NHS

this looks like a step in the right direction:

Patients with persistent low back pain should be offered chiropractic and acupuncture on the NHS, says NICE
It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies.
The rationing watchdog said evidence suggests they help and will be cost effective if doctors stop providing less proven back services like X-rays.
The move was welcomed by some charities and experts.
Patients whose pain is not improving should have access to a choice of different therapies including acupuncture, and chiropractic.
According to Professor Peter Littlejohns of NICE,
"Low back pain is a very common problem affecting one in three adults in the UK each year, with an estimated 2.5 million people seeking help from their GP.
For many people the pain goes away in days or weeks. But for some, the pain can persist for a long time and become debilitating."
NICE says anyone whose pain persists for more than six weeks and up to a year should be given a choice of several treatments, because the evidence about which works best is uncertain.
In addition to painkillers and regular advice to stay active and carry on with normal activities as much as possible, patients, together with their doctor, can decide to opt one of three complementary treatments.
This includes up to eight exercise sessions or 10 sessions of acupuncture over 12 weeks, or a course of manual therapy, which includes up to nine sessions of chiropractic.

The costs to the NHS would be minimal - in the order of £77,000 - because they are offset by the savings in terms of reducing future disability and healthcare needs and moving away from treatments with little supportive evidence.
The guidelines, which apply to England and Wales, say doctors should no longer offer spinal x-rays or MRI scans or injections of therapeutic substances into the back for non-specific low back pain.
The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy welcomed the guidelines, as did Dr Dries Hettinga of the charity BackCare.
He said: "This offers a real choice for patients.
"This guideline will help patients understand what treatment and care can help them with their back pain and shows that there can be a positive outlook for treating this condition."

Saturday, 23 May 2009

Cancer and ATP: The Photon Energy Pathway

By Sepp Hasslberger
May 23, 2007

Could cancer be a functional deviation of the cellular energy production mechanism that is open to correction by relatively simple means instead of a genetic mutation that is passed down through cell division? Heinrich Kremer, MD, says that this is indeed the case. His hypothesis of a photon-mediated cellular energy pathway may turn out to substantially add to our understanding of what cancer is, and why such natural substances as curcumin may be effective cancer fighting agents.

Turmeric (Curcuma longa)is a curative spice and coloring agent used in Indian cooking

Thursday, 14 May 2009



• Realigning Structure
We have over 200 bones in our body, which allow us to move. For example, if the backbone were really only one bone, we wouldn't be able to bend, sit down, or even walk! Instead, we have 26 moveable segments that enable us to move freely. The bones, called vertebrae, sacrum, and coccyx, weigh as little as a few ounces each, and can be easily misaligned. Obviously in a car accident, when thousands of pounds of force is transmitted to the neck and back, these bones frequently are pushed out of alignment. But they can be pulled out of place through exercise, or tight muscles, or even during the course of normal daily activities. Misalignments can even occur during sleep.

Sometimes it is obvious to recognize when you have misalignment of osseous segments, because you have pain. What people don't realize that the majority of your nerve fibers do not transmit pain sensations. So out of place bones and vertebrae may put pressure on nerves that do not warn you that something is amiss. We call that the silent subluxation, or silent misalignment. These misalignments can nevertheless be causing nerve interference with "motor" nerves, the ones that control the functioning of the organs of your body, and your muscles.

• Some Conditions Improved by Alignment
Many cases of urinary bladder incontinence, "overactive" bladder, and leakage have been improved or corrected through alignment of lower back vertebrae impinging on the nerves controlling the bladder. Bedwetting in some cases is also related to misalignments, although food allergies can also play a part. Some cases of high blood pressure, underactive thyroid (hypothyroid), goiter, sexual dysfunction, irregular or rapid heartbeat, stomach and digestive dysfunction,headache, neck pain, tingling and numbness or burning sensation into the arms, forearms, hands, fingers, legs, or feet, sinus congestion, and muscle weakness have dramatically responded to realignment of bones. The procedure is safe and the various methods we utilize include ones gentle enough for babies and infants. We have had numerous newly-born infants brought in by their parents to check their alignment which can be compromised by the birth process.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

swine flu - acids?

The following list includes the biggest health, nutritional, and medical lies, deceit, deceptions and inventions that we have been told by a doctor, a nurse, a scientist, a teacher, a nutritionist, a health guru, a Pharmaceutical Company, the American Medical Association, the American Cancer Society, the Center of Disease Control and/or the World Health Organization, just to name a few.

1) The Mexican Swine Flu Virus is a potential pandemic and can kill you.

This is a scientific illusion. Viruses do not kill, acids kill. All viruses are nothing more than dietary and/or metabolic acid. The word virus in Latin means poison or acid. All flu's or acids by definition effect only the gastrointestinal tract due to acidic foods and drinks ingested - not viruses. So the Mexican Swine Flu Virus that has been reported by the CDC to have killed over 1000 Mexicans is the result of an excess of gastrointestinal acid from the ingestion of acidic foods and drinks that have not been properly buffered by the stomach with alkaline salts or eliminated through the four channels of elimination - lungs, bowels, bladder and/or skin. For these unfortunate Mexicans or others in the US or around the world that have died, the cause of death was due to an excess of acidic foods and drinks, including Tequila, beer, beans, rice, corn, peanuts, yeast, soy sauce, high sugar fruit, processed sugar, artificial sugar, dairy products, chicken, turkey, beef and o
f course the biggest acid of all - SWINE. That's right, the acids from PORK can kill. So 1000 Mexicans did not die from a pHantom Mexican Swine Flu Virus but they died from a dis-ease I call, "I Ate and Drank TOO Much Acidic Crap Disease." The simple solution for protecting you from an excess of gastrointestinal acid from an acidic diet and lifestyle that can and does kill is to increase your alkaline buffering mineral salts.. All flu's or acid outbreaks can be prevented and reversed with sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium bicarbonate. YES, it is that simple! You can prevent gastrointestinal acidosis that can lead to stomach flu, vomiting, dehydration, diarrhea, constipation, and even death. No need to fear a pandemic, just the acidic foods and drinks you are ingesting. You can protect yourself and your family with the pH Miracle Lifestyle and Diet I call, "Young Living." That is why I created the products pHour Salts, puripHy salts, pHlavor salts and pHlush salts.
To learn more about these Young pHorever acid protecting products go to:

2) The Flu vaccine will protect you from the flu virus.

This is a falsehood. There is no such thing as a flu virus and therefore there is no need for a poisonous acidic flu vaccine made with chicken embryos, formaldehyde, mercury, detergent, and alcohol. The flu is the body in preservation mode increasing body temperature to activate the lymphatic system to remove excess dietary and/or metabolic acids in the tissues via respiration, perspiration, defecation and urination. The key to reversing the symptoms of the Flu is hydration with alkaline fluids and sweating with infrared sauna or exercise.

Friday, 1 May 2009

using light to heal - NASA

interesting article on the healing use of light as developed by NASA:

Healing with Light Moves Beyond Fiction

Fans of the Star Trek television shows can recall many stirring scenes of medical officers treating patients without drugs or surgery, using instead a device the size of a cell phone that sends out light rays to "miraculously" heal wounds and cure disease before their very eyes.

Now, the use of light emitting diodes (LED) in the practice of medicine has moved well beyond science fiction and into the real world. Soldiers injured by lasers in combat, astronauts in space and children in cancer wards are already benefiting from the healing properties of near-infrared light in ways that could only be imagined a few years ago. Several research projects at the Medical College of Wisconsin are at the center of LED treatment development and the application of new technology to a wide range of injury and illness.

"The potential is quite endless," said Harry T. Whelan, MD, Medical College Bleser Professor of Neurology, Pediatrics and Hyperbaric Medicine. "I like to say that the history of medicine, since the beginning of time, has been poisons and knives. Drugs usually poison some enzyme system for the benefit of the patient. Think about the drugs you take: Digitalis is digitoxin; it's from the foxglove plant and it poisons your heart gently to help you with cardiac disease. Motrin and aspirin basically poison the prostaglandin system to decrease pain by poisoning the inflammatory cascade. Blood thinners basically poison the clotting system, and on and on and on.
full article click here:

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Research shows dangers of chemical mixes

Dr Goran Jamal, a consultant neurologist, has argued that organophosphates (OPs) cause long-term damage to people exposed to the chemicals at work and in their homes. Now he is helping to prepare a court case in the United States which will try to establish whether children suffered from an OP made by the Dow Chemical Company.

Any chemical company will argue that if a product is used safely and at the recommended doses, then there will be no harmful side-effects. But that ignores a new discovery made by scientists in the United States which Dr Jamal suggests could change thinking about the toxic effects of OP chemicals.
At Duke University in North Carolina, Mohammed Abou-Donia, professor of neuro-biology and neuro-toxicology, and his team looked at the effects of a combination of three chemicals on laboratory hens. One of these chemicals – the OP chlorpyrifos – is central to the case involving Dow. The scientists established levels at which the chemicals had no effect on the nervous system of hens when used on their own.

Toxicity levels increase
They also established the lethal dose for chlorpyrifos. Their next finding was extraordinary: when they combined three compounds which had proved to be safe used at the correct levels on their own, the toxicity shot up. ‘When they combined three compounds at safe level for chlorpyrifos and the others, they produced an effect on the laboratory animals which was equivalent to the lethal dose of chlorpyrifos,’ said Dr Jamal, who is at the West London Regional Neuro-Science Centre, part of Imperial College’s School of Medicine. ‘In other words, this combination effect multiplied the toxicity of the available chlorpyrifos by hundreds of times.’
In their laboratory, Professor Abou-Donia’s team had demonstrated an effect for people which groups such as Friends of the Earth have always said happens in the environment: combinations of toxic pesticides are far more damaging than any compound acting on its own. Apart from chlorpyrifos, Professor Abou-Donia’s team used permethrin, a synthetic pyrethroid (SP), and DEET, an insect repellant which Dr Jamal said was not toxic by itself. All three compounds were used by UK and US troops in the Gulf War.

Every-day exposure
‘In real life, arable and livestock farmers in the UK use this sort of combination of products – OPs, SPs and organochlorines – during the year,’ said Dr Jamal. ‘We found this when we visited farms during the Institute of Occupational Medicine study on OPs. Unfortunately, no-one is telling farmers about this combination effect because it has never been tested as part of establishing the chemicals’ safety and there are no hazard warning labels on the chemical containers about this possible effect.’ OPs also contained solvent combinations which are toxic by themselves but their combination effect with the active ingredients is unknown.
When chemicals combine in this way, said Dr Jamal, they have three effects on people: some chemicals bind to enzymes which de-toxify the body and make them unavailable to do their work on other chemicals expressed simultaneously. ‘This is rather like releasing 200 criminals in London and taking away the police officers who are usually on duty,’ said Dr Jamal. ‘There is bound to be some damage.’

back pain...

from Dr Al Sears MD:
"A couple of years ago I discovered a great
organization called The Healthy Back
Institute. Back pain is their speciality. They provide
many helpful tools and solutions for back pain sufferers that
dont involve drugs
Here are some of their tips to help you get you
out of bed in the morning pain-free. These are tips that I have been
using for years with my patients, so I know they work.

Here is a tip to get the deep sleep you need so
your body can repair: Forget about those troubles or conversations or
tasks that need addressing; you can handle them tomorrow. Also, be
sure to sleep either on your side or on your back;as stomach
sleeping causes unnecessary stress on the low back and spine. Plus,
consider a melatonin supplement to get a deep, natural sleep.

Do some easy stretches while lying in bed, then
sitting up in bed - such as bending to the front and sides. This
will stretch and loosen the muscles and help flush them with more

Take a hot shower. This serves as a means to
induce sweating, promote blood circulation and release muscle spasms.
Simply stand under the hot water and relax.

After you are warmed up from the shower, do
some gentle knee bends as far as you can go without falling! You
can hold on to something for balance, if needed. Find a counter, table
or chair and use your hands for support. You don't have to go all the
way down, either. These exercise almost 90% of the skeletal muscles.
Exhale and squat as low as you can go, then inhale and stand up again.
Do 10 of these to get the morning blood flowing and creaky joints

These simple tips followed with a little dedication and
some minor lifestyle changes can help you overcome morning back pain
and stiffness in no time. And be sure to check
out The Healthy Back Institutes
website to learn more about some of their innovative
back pain solutions and get a free Pain Relief Guide. They're a
great resource":

at night...

"At night in La Gloria you can see a million stars. The sky is dark and huge. "

just a sentence I liked from a report on swine flu in Mexico...

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Tips For Salt Use

Besides making foods delicious, it's believed there are more than 14,000 uses of salt, and our grandmothers were probably familiar with most of them. Many of these uses were for simple things around the home before the advent of modern chemicals and cleaners. However, many uses are still valid today and a lot cheaper than using more sophisticated products.

We thought you might like to share some of these fascinating applications of salt.

We make no guarantee about the results if you try any of them, but there must be something to them since they have been handed down over the years in many households. Most of these uses have stood the test of time.

The most familiar use of salt undoubtedly is in the kitchen and on the dining table. Salt accents the flavor of meat, brings out individuality of vegetables, puts "oomph" into bland starches, deepens the flavor of delicate desserts and develops flavor of melons and certain other fruits. No other seasoning has yet been found that can satisfactorily take the place of salt. But there are other uses around the home, too.

Salt is an excellent cleaning agent, by itself or in combination with other substances. A solution of salt and turpentine restores the whiteness to yellowed enameled bathtubs and lavatories. A paste of salt and vinegar cleans tarnished brass or copper. a strong brine poured down the kitchen sink prevents grease from collecting and eliminates odors.

Salt helps destroy moths and drives away ants. A dash of salt in laundry starch keeps the iron from sticking and gives linen and fine cottons a glossy, like-new finish. A thin paste of salt and salad oil removes white marks caused by hot dishes or water from wooden tables.

A box of salt is an important item in many bathrooms. In mild solutions, it makes an excellent mouthwash, throat gargle or eye-wash; it is an effective dentifrice; it is an effective antiseptic; and it can be extremely helpful as a massage element to improve complexion.

We offer these other tips:

Peeling eggs - Boiling eggs in salted water will make eggs peel easily.

Poaching eggs - Poaching eggs over salted water helps set the egg whites.

Testing egg freshness - Place the egg in a cup of water to which two teaspoonfuls of salt has been added. A fresh egg sinks; a doubter will float.

Preventing browning - Apples, pears and potatoes dropped in cold, lightly salted water as they are peeled will retain their color.

Shelling pecans - Soaking pecans in salt water for several hours before shelling will make nut meats easier to remove.

Washing spinach - If spinach is washed in salted water, repeated cleanings will not be necessary.

Preventing sugaring - A little salt added to cake icings prevents them from sugaring.

Crisping salads - Salting salads immediately before serving will keep them crisp.

Improving boiled potatoes - Boiled potatoes will be given a fine, mealy texture by sprinkling with salt after draining, then returning them to the pan and shaking them back and forth quickly to get rid of the excess moisture.

Cleaning greasy pans - The greasiest iron pan will wash easily if you put a little salt in it and wipe with paper.

Cleaning stained cups - Rubbing with salt will remove stubborn tea or coffee stains from cups.

Cleaning ovens - Salt and cinnamon take the "burned food" odor away from ovens and stove burners. Sprinkle spills while oven and burners are still hot; when dry, remove the salted spots with a stiff brush or cloth.

Cleaning refrigerators - Salt and soda water will clean and sweeten the inside of your refrigerator. It won't scratch enamel either.

Extinguishing grease fires - Salt tossed on a grease fire on the stove or in the oven will smother flames. Never use water; it will only spatter the burning grease.

Cleaning tarnished silverware - Rub tarnish with salt before washing.

Cleaning copper pans - Remove stains on copper pans by salting area and scouring with a cloth soaked in vinegar.

Cleaning coffee pots - Remove bitterness from percolators and other coffee pots by filling with water, adding four tablespoons of salt and percolating or boiling as usual.

Removing onion odors from hands - Rub fingers with salt moistened with vinegar.

"Sweetening" containers - Salt can "sweeten" and deodorize thermos bottles and jugs, decanters and other closed containers.

Cleaning sink drains - Pour a strong salt brine down the kitchen sink drain regularly to eliminate odors and keep grease from building up.

Brightening cutting boards - After washing them with soap and water, rub bread and cutting boards with a damp cloth dipped in salt; the boards will be lighter and brighter.

Fixing oversalted soups - If soup has been oversalted, cut up a raw potato or two and drop into the soup. The potato will absorb the salt.

Cleaning dried-on egg - Salt not only makes eggs taste better, but it makes "eggy" dishes clean easier. Sprinkle salt on dishes right after breakfast; it makes them a whiz to clean when you have time.

Preventing food from sticking - Rub a pancake griddle with a small bag of salt to prevent sticking and smoking. Sprinkle a little salt in the skillet before frying fish to prevent the fish from sticking. Sprinkle salt on washed skillets, waffle iron plates or griddles, heat in a warm oven, dust off salt; when they are next used, foods will not stick.

Preventing mold - To prevent mold on cheese, wrap it in a cloth dampened with saltwater before refrigerating.


Cleaning brass - Mix equal parts of salt, flour and vinegar to make a paste, rub the paste on the brass item, leave on for an hour or so, then clean with a soft cloth or brush and buff with a dry cloth.

Cleaning wicker - To prevent yellowing, scrub wicker furniture with a stiff brush moistened with warm saltwater and allow to dry in the sun.

Cleaning grease spots on rugs - Some grease spots can be removed with a solution of one part salt and four parts alcohol and rubbing hard but carefully to avoid damage to the nap.

Extending broom life - New brooms will wear longer if soaked in hot saltwater before they are first used.

Removing wine stains - If wine is spilled on a tablecloth or rug, blot up as much as possible and immediately cover the wine with salt, which will absorb the remaining wine. Later rinse the tablecloth with cold water; scrape up the salt from the rug and then vacuum the spot.

Removing rings from tables - White rings left on tables from wet or hot dishes or glasses can be removed by rubbing a thin paste of salad oil and salt on the spot with your fingers, letting it stand an hour or two, then wiping it off.

Restoring sponges - Give sponges new life by soaking them in cold saltwater after they are washed.

Settling suds - If a washing machine bubbles over from too many suds, sprinkle salt on the suds to reduce them.

Brightening colors - Wash colored curtains or washable fiber rugs in a saltwater solution to brighten the colors. Brighten faded rugs and carpets by rubbing them briskly with a cloth that has been dipped in a strong saltwater solution and wrung out.

Removing perspiration stains - Add four tablespoons of salt to one quart of hot water and sponge the fabric with the solution until stains disappear.

Brightening yellowed cottons or linens - Boil the yellowed items for one hour in a salt and baking soda solution

Removing blood stains - Soak the stained clothing or other cloth item in cold saltwater, then launder in warm, soapy water and boil after the wash. (Use only on cotton, linen or other natural fibers that can take high heat.)

Removing mildew or rust stains - Moisten stained spots with a mixture of lemon juice and salt, then spread the item in the sun for bleaching; and finally, rinse and dry.

Color-matching nylons - Good nylons that don't have a match can be made the same color by boiling them a few minutes in a pan of lightly salted water.

Fixing sticking iron - Sprinkle a little salt on a piece of paper and run the hot iron over it to remove rough, sticky spots.

Health & Beauty:

Gargling - Stir 1/2 teaspoon salt in an 8-ounce glass of warm water for use as a gargle for sore throats.

Cleaning teeth - Mix one part salt to two parts baking soda after pulverizing the salt in a blender or rolling it on a kitchen board with a tumbler before mixing. It whitens teeth, helps remove plaque and it is healthy for the gums.

Washing mouth - Mix equal parts of salt and baking soda as a mouth wash that sweetens the breath.

Bathing eyes - Mix 1/2 teaspoon of salt in a pint of water and use the solution to bathe tired eyes.

Reducing eye puffiness - Mix one teaspoon of salt in a pint of hot water and apply pads soaked in the solution on the puffy areas.

Relieving tired feet - Soak aching feet in warm water to which a handful of salt has been added. Rinse in cool water.

Relieving bee stings - If stung, immediately wet the spot and cover with salt to relieve the pain.

Treating mosquito and chigger bites - Soak in saltwater, then apply a mixture of lard and salt.

Treating poison ivy - Soaking the exposed part in hot saltwater helps hasten the end to poison ivy irritation.

Relieving fatigue - Soak relaxed for at least ten minutes in a tub of water into which several handfuls of salt has been placed.

Removing dry skin - After bathing and while still wet give yourself a massage with dry salt. It removes dead skin particles and aids the circulation.

Applying facial - For a stimulating facial, mix equal parts of salt and olive oil and gently massage the face and throat with long upward and inward strokes. Remove mixture after five minutes and wash face.

Removing tattoos -CAUTION- This is a medical procedure that can be done only by a physician. It is called salabrasion and requires several treatments by rubbing salt on the tattoo. Healing is required between treatments, but there is virtually no scarring.

Other Uses:

Extinguishing grease fires - Keep a box of salt handy at your stove and oven and if a grease fire flares up, cover the flames with salt. Do not use water on grease fires; it will splatter the burning grease. Also a handful of salt thrown on flames from meat dripping in barbecue grills will reduce the flames and deaden the smoke without cooling the coals as water does.

Drip-proofing candles - Soak new candles in a strong salt solution for a few hours, then dry them well. When burned they will not drip.

Removing soot - Occasionally throw a handful of salt on the flames in your fireplace; it will help loosen soot from the chimney and salt makes a bright yellow flame.

Cleaning fish tanks - Rub the inside of fish tanks with salt to remove hard water deposits, then rinse well before returning the fish to the tank. Use only plain, not iodized, salt.

Invigorating goldfish - Occasionally add one teaspoon of salt to a quart of fresh water at room temperature and put your goldfish in for about 15 minutes. Then return them to their tank. The salt swim makes them healthier.

Cleaning flower vases - To remove deposits caused by flowers and water, rub with salt; if you cannot reach the deposits to rub them, put a strong salt solution in the vase and shake, then wash the vase with soap and water.

Keeping cut flowers fresh - A dash of salt added to the water in a flower vase will keep cut flowers fresh longer.

Holding artificial flowers - Artificial flowers can be held in an artistic arrangement by pouring salt into the container, adding a little cold water and then arranging the flowers. The salt will solidify as it dries and hold the flowers in place.

Keeping patios weed-free - If weeds or unwanted grass come up between patio bricks or blocks, carefully spread salt between the bricks and blocks, then sprinkle with water or wait for rain to wet it down.

Killing poison ivy - Mix three pounds of salt with a gallon of soapy water and apply to leaves and stems with a sprayer.

Keeping windows frost-free - Rub the inside of windows with a sponge dipped in a saltwater solution and rub dry; the windows will not frost up in sub-freezing weather. Rubbing a small cloth bag containing salt that has been moistened on your car's windshield will keep snow and ice from collecting.

Deicing sidewalks and driveways - Lightly sprinkling rock salt on walks and driveways will keep snow and ice from bonding to the pavement and allow for easy removal. Don't overdo it; use the salt sensibly to avoid damage to grass and ornamentals.

Deodorizing shoes - Sprinkling a little salt in canvas shoes occasionally will take up the moisture and help remove odors.

Use salt as underarm deodorant