The #1 Organ That Causes High Blood Pressure (and nobody talks about it)

An adult woman was found to be missing her cerebellum

by: Christian Goodman

Anybody diagnosed with high blood pressure will find a volley of ideas and thoughts on what factors and organs are responsible for the spike.

But there is one organ that nobody ever talks about, not even mentions, when discussing high blood pressure. This organ secretly narrows your arteries and raises your blood pressure.

The good news is, when you shed the light on this organ, it’s very easy to tackle it and permanently cure high blood pressure – without medications.

A study conducted by researchers from The School of Medicine at University of Maryland, and Ottawa Heart Institute, found an interesting link between our brains and high blood pressure.

 

In this study, the researchers identified a steroid compound called ouabain, which the brain releases to constrict or dilate the diameter of the arteries throughout the body.

The researchers performed certain experiments on animal models to find this

definite link between the release of ouabain in the bloodstream and constriction of arteries.

Obviously, if the brain releases more ouabain, which narrows the arteries, the blood pressure rises. Just like there is more pressure drinking milkshake through a narrow straw than wide straw.

The most interesting part of this finding is that now we can see our brain has almost complete control over our blood pressure. If we have high blood pressure, it’s because our brain has consciously decided to release ouabain to raise our blood pressure.

So why does the brain make that decision?

The answer is any kind of stress. It can be sensory (traffic noise), emotional (divorce), mental (work task), or physical (workout, disease).

Most of the time this is temporary stress and your brain raises your blood pressure to deal with an immediate threat or condition (this is healthy).

But at some point it becomes chronic. It’s like some neural path gets stuck in this stress circle and can’t get out of it.

Obviously, then, the solution for high blood pressure must be to get us out of this circle. Tell the brain to chill out and stop overdosing on ouabain.

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Chocolate generates anti-inflammatory nutrients in your gut

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Thursday, April 03, 2014 by: Ethan A. Huff, staff writer
 
(NaturalNews) A team of researchers from Louisiana State University has made a fascinating new discovery with regard to the health benefits of chocolate. Announcing their findings at the recent 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society in Dallas, the group explained how beneficial bacteria in the gut actually convert chocolate compounds into anti-inflammatory nutrients that help protect against stroke and heart disease.

Using three different types of cocoa powder for their experiments, the scientists tested the effects of chocolate consumption using a model digestive tract made of test tubes. The tubes were filled with typical bacteria colonies found in a healthy human digestive tract and exposed to chocolate for the purpose of initiating the anaerobic fermentation process, which is what converts food into digestible nutrients.

Cocoa powder, in case you were unaware, contains a variety of polyphenolic antioxidant compounds as well as dietary fiber, both of which are poorly digested and absorbed during the initial stages of consumption. But when these substances eventually reach the colon, they are apparently broken down by special bacteria that convert them into different compounds that the body can actually use.

“In our study we found that the fiber is fermented and the large polyphenolic polymers are metabolized to smaller molecules, which are more easily absorbed,” stated John Finley, Ph.D., lead author of the study, during his presentation of the study. “These smaller polymers exhibit anti-inflammatory activity.”

Gut probiotics: your body’s natural food processors

Specific probiotics in the gut, the team discovered, literally consume ingested chocolate before it is fully metabolized in order to transform it into more basic nutrients that the body can use for health maintenance. In other words, beneficial gut bacteria act as microscopic food processors during the digestive process, converting whole foods into their many nutritional metabolites.

“The good microbes, such as Bifidobacterium and lactic acid bacteria, feast on chocolate,” stated Maria Moore, an undergraduate student and one of the study’s researchers, at the meeting. “When you eat dark chocolate, they grow and ferment it, producing compounds that are anti-inflammatory.”

Dr. Finley agrees, having observed that not only does the gut take charge in converting chocolate into what can only be described as anti-inflammatory medicine, but it also works with the prebiotic fibers found naturally in chocolate to accomplish this. It is these fibers, which the human body is unable to process on its own, that feed probiotic bacteria and lead to their multiplication and spread, which in turn boosts immunity and protects against disease.

“When you ingest prebiotics, the beneficial gut microbial population increases and outcompetes any undesirable microbes in the gut, like those that cause stomach problems,” he added.

Stick with all-natural cacao for maximum health benefits

Though the research team used cocoa powder for its experiments, the best way to take advantage of the health benefits of chocolate is to consume cacao, and preferably raw cacao. Many cocoa powders and chocolate products contain cocoa that has been treated with alkali, an agent that reduces its antioxidant potential. Many conventional chocolate products are also loaded with processed sugars and genetically modified (GM) soy lecithin, which can cause other health problems.

Besides containing the natural prebiotic fiber necessary for the activation of nutrient-producing probiotics in the gut — processed chocolate lacks this fiber — all-natural cacao is an excellent source of bioavailable magnesium, as well as mood-enhancing nutrients like phenylethylamine (PEA), anandamide and theobromine. Cacao is also highly neuroprotective, which means it can help protect against cognitive decline.

To learn more about the health benefits of cacao, check out this piece on cacao nibs published by The Huffington Post:
http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

Sources for this article include:

http://www.sciencedaily.com

http://www.courier-journal.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca

http://science.naturalnews.com

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/044569_chocolate_anti-inflammatory_nutrients_prebiotic_fiber.html#ixzz2yKNnv8cM

9 Foods That Tackle Inflammation

9 Foods That Tackle Inflammation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Jodi Knapp

 

The majority of serious progressive diseases hassling the western world are in one way or another caused by chronic inflammation. This includes Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease and more.

The good news is that it’s relatively easy to manage chronic inflammation just through diet and small lifestyle changes. And when inflammation is dealt with, it reverses the progressive illnesses caused by it.

That’s why today we’re going to present to you 9 of the most powerful ant inflammation foods you can find in your local supermarket.

Fatty fish – Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines are good sources of omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation. A 2009 study proved that eating baked or boiled fatty fish cuts down the risk of developing heart disease by 23 percent. If you don’t like eating fish, consider taking fish oil supplements.

Whole grains – They are a good source of fiber and are low in sugar and are ideal for reducing inflammation. In fact, at the molecular level, fibers help reduce the levels of C-reactive proteins. (C-reactive proteins are agents that stimulate inflammation.)

Green leafy vegetables – Spinach, kale, collard greens and broccoli are already praised for their health benefits. The high Vitamin E content in them helps protect the body from inflammation-causing substances like cytokines. They are also rich in other vitamins as well as minerals and are highly recommended.

Nuts – Nuts, especially almonds and walnuts, are packed full of antioxidants that help reduce inflammation. Almonds contain high levels of Vitamin E, calcium and fiber, while walnuts are rich in a type of omega-3 fatty acid called alpha linolenic acid. The antioxidants in nuts are useful for repairing any damage in the body caused by inflammation.

Soy – Soy and soy products are a rich source of isoflavones, which lower the levels of C-reactive proteins in the body and thus reduce the chances of inflammation. Avoid processed soy as the additives and preservatives in it will destroy the benefits. Consume tofu, soy milk and edamame (boiled soya beans), for maximum benefits. Just make sure you choose organic, non GMO soy products.

Beetroot – Beetroots are packed full of fiber, Vitamin C and antioxidants and are known for its blood pressure-lowering properties as well as reducing inflammation.

Onion – Onions are not just remarkably great at boosting the flavor of food, it is also very good for keeping inflammation at bay. Onions contain several anti-inflammatory substances like quercetin and allicin that break down to form sulfenic acid that, in turn, fight free radicals.

Garlic – It might have a strong smell, but that’s no reason to stay away from this healthy vegetable! Garlic has many compounds that work in the same way as non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and shuts down the inflammation molecular pathway.

Berries – Almost all types of berries are good for fighting inflammation, especially the bright red-colored berries like raspberries and strawberries which contain anti-inflammatory compounds called anthocyanin. Raspberry extract has been shown to prevent arthritis in animals, while blueberries prevent intestinal inflammation and ulcerative colitis.

This Common Vitamin Lowers Bad Cholesterol Level

This Common Vitamin Lowers Bad Cholesterol LevelPosted by: Scott Davis

Having been diagnosed with high cholesterol your doctor is probably pushing you for dangerous medications with a list of side effects that extend longer than the listings in a phone book.

Now if he/she is good, you may also have received recommendations of some basic diet and lifestyle changes (oftentimes impossible to follow).

But how about taking one vitamin, available in every health food store… and even better, one you can get for free in most places?

And this vitamin was proven in a new study from Women’s Health Initiative to significantly lower bad cholesterol and raise good.

Vitamin D is well-known for treating weak bones, but now it has been identified that it can help control the level of cholesterol as well.

In the study published in the journal, Menopause, the researchers focused on a group of 576 women, all of whom were postmenopausal. They were divided into two groups: one group was administered a daily dose of 400 units of Vitamin D along with 1000 milligrams of calcium while the other group was given a placebo.

The women were followed-up for a period of three years. The researchers took into account the various habits of the women including initial Vitamin D level in serum, smoking and drinking habits.

At the end of the study period, it was found through blood tests that there was a significant rise in the level of Vitamin D in the serum. This included a corresponding small but significant drop in the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and a rise in the ‘good’ HDL.

It was also discovered that the supplements were especially helpful in raising Vitamin D levels in older women. Also the Vitamin D level rose at a higher level in those women who did not smoke or consume alcohol.

While the researchers emphasize that Vitamin D cannot be directly correlated to cardiovascular health, they recommend that Vitamin D is included as much as possible in the daily diet, because this vitamin plays many regulatory roles in the body and is essential for overall health.

A small amount of Vitamin D is found in fatty fish like mackerel, herring, tuna and sardines. Many dairy products, cereals and juices are fortified with Vitamin D.

However, the best way to get your daily requirement of Vitamin D is to go and get some sunlight! 15-30 minutes of daily sunlight is all you need.

The Complete List of Natural Antibiotics

I don’t know if you feel the same, but I fear and loath pharmaceutical antibiotics.

Besides chemotherapy, I don’t know any other drug that can heal you now, while making you sicker later.

list of natural antibiotics

Yes, pharmaceutical antibiotics will destroy most kinds of bacteria (though in recent years this single benefit is in serious decline), and in rare occasions it’s unavoidable, but the price you have to pay, well, in my eyes – Makes it completely not worth it.

What’s that price you ask?

1. Pharmaceutical antibiotics kill all types of bacteria in your body. They kill the good bacteria in your gut along with the disease-causing bacteria.

2. The healthy gut microflora, which gets attacked by antibiotics, is 70-80% of the immune system. Antibiotics kill your immunity (and now you’re more susceptible to any rude virus that drops by).

3. Because of the overuse of antibiotics, super-bugs have developed which are resistant to all but the most powerful drugs (whose side effects are often dangerous).

Do Natural Antibiotics Really Work?

Natural antibiotics have been used for thousands of years, and now clinical research is finally catching up and discovering the ability of some powerful foods and herbs, able to eradicate the most virulent bacteria – Without any side effects.

From strep. Throat to UTIs and Sinus Infections – You don’t have to look further than your kitchen to find the most powerful natural antibiotics – Waiting for you to use them – Without making you sicker later.

How to Use Nature’s Antibiotics

Some of the foods and herbs you’ll find below can be consumed in their original state. Some gain higher potency when made into tea or tinctures or extracts. Others are best used as essential oils or made into vegetarian non-GMO capsules.

Below you’ll find the complete list of natural antibiotics, how to and when to use them, and the research to back them.

The Complete List of Natural Antibiotics

1. Oregano Oil

oregano leaves

Oregano is one of the world’s greatest sources of the powerful phenol component Thymol. Thymol simply destroys microbes.

Just recently, Oil of oregano was found to be significantly better than all of the 18 currently used antibiotics in the treatment of the mighty MRSA staph infections(source).

One in vivo study showed that a combination of monolaurin and oil of oregano was effective against staph infections in mice (60% survival rate), even slightly more so than vancomycin (50% survival rate), a type of antibiotic.

It’s such an effective antibiotic that some poultry farms use it to reduce the use of antibiotics in animals.

Best for – Sore throats, strep. Throat, upper respiratory diseases (sinus infections, for example), but can be used for any bacterial or viral infection.

How to use – First, it’s important not to confuse Oil of Oregano with common oregano that is used as a spice for cooking. Common oregano is typically Origanum Marjoram, while Oil of Oregano is derived from Origanum Vulgare.

When you purchase oregano oil, make sure that the oil is derived from the proper potent oregano plant, and that the carvacrol concentration is at least 70%.

An adult can take up to 8 drops mixed in a glass of water, 3 times a day. It is very potent, so do not attempt to take without water.

Recommended – Joy of the Mountains Organic Oregano Oil (75% carvacrol) and Source Naturals Wellness Oil of Oregano.

(More on the amazing benefits of Oregano Oil – HERE).

2. Manuka Honey

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Manuka honey, made from the Manuka Tree in New Zealand, is much more than a great natural sweetener.

Manuka Honey has strong antimicrobial activity against multi-drug resistant pathogens (Source).

Used topically, it can disinfect minor cuts and scrapes and relieve burns by applying directly to the affected area and can be used as a healing mask for acne prone skin.

Used internally, it can be used to fight infection and inflammation. Though studies found that most honey has antibacterial activity, Manuka honey seems to be especially potent due to a compound called methylglyoxal.

Studies have confirmed methylglyoxal’s activity against a wide range of bacteria, including MRSA.

Best For – Cuts, scrapes, sore throat, respiratory system diseases, bacterial infections.

How to Use – For topical use, apply 3 times a day on the affected area. Internally, it is generally recommended to take 1-2 teaspoons half an hour before meals.

Recommended: This is the only Manuka Honey I use. It’s approved by the Unique Manuka Factor Honey Association (UMFHA).

3. Goldenseal

goldenseal

Goldenseal is one of the five top-selling herbal products in the United States.

Goldenseal is complication-prevention at its best. It contains the active component berberine, which literally prevents bacteria from “sticking” to our cell walls.

Bacteria can come to the party, but they can’t get in.

Hailing from the northwest United States, Goldenseal is a potent antibiotic, well-known to help treat sore throats as well as digestive infections which can cause diarrhea.

Best For – Upper respiratory infections, digestive infections, UTI.

How to Use – Golden Seal dry powder tastes like sand from the beach, but luckily you can get it in capsule form in an extract, which means you’ll need a few drops.

For sore throat, a few drops locally can stop it dead in its tracks. If you use the powder form, you can gargle 1/2 tbsp of Goldenseal with a pinch of salt – 3 times a day.

For general use, various types of goldenseal dosing can be used, each taken by mouth three times daily, including 0.5 to 1 gram tablets or capsules, 0.3 to 1 milliliter of liquid/fluid extract (1:1 in 60% ethanol), 0.5 to 1 gram as a decoction, or 2 to 4 milliliters as a tincture (1:10 in 60% ethanol).

Note: Goldenseal, like its good friend the Echinacea, can not be taken internally for more than 2 weeks.

Recommended –  Herb Pharm Goldenseal Extract

4. Echinacea

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Echinacea was recently shown to be one of the best natural antibiotics in a study at the University of Munchen in Germany.

I’ve been using the great Goldenseal-Echinacea combo for years with great success, so I was delighted to find a scientific report that validates Echinacea amazing benefits.

Best for – Any bacterial infection, great for strep. throat, sinus infections, upper respiratory system diseases.

How to use – Echinacea is most powerful in the form of tincture. You can either use it alone, or get a tincture combining Goldenseal with Echinacea, like this one.

Note: Do not take Echinacea for more than 2 weeks. After that, it may weaken your immune system, much like pharmaceutical antibiotics.

Recommended – Echinaforce is the fresh herb extract from Echinacea Purpurea. You can get the Goldenseal-Echinacea combo here.

5. Oregon Grape

oregon grape

Like Goldenseal, the Oregon Grape contains berberine, which can stop bacteria from adhering to the walls of the intestine and urinary tract.

Oregon Grape can be a great antibiotic alternative for UTI and digestive tract conditions like infectious diarrhea.

Best for – Digestive infections, stomach ulcers, GERD, bowel cleanse, psoriasis (topically).

How to Use – Oregon Grape can be taken via capsules, tablets, liquid tinctures or you can just make tea from it.

6. Coconut Oil

coconut

Did you know? Populations that eat a lot of coconut are among the healthiest people on the planet.

The fat in the Coconut contains a large quantity of lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride. In our body, lauric acid turns into a monoglyceride with antibacterial properties, which can also be found in breast milk.

Both lauric acid and monolaurin can kill harmful pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi. They have been proven to kill bacteria Staphylococcus Aureus (a very dangerous pathogen) and the yeast Candida Albicans, a common source of yeast infections (Source + source)

Best for – Bacterial infections, viral infections, fungi, weight loss, metabolism improvement, skin care, the list goes on and on.

How to Use – To get the most benefits from coconut oil, you should only use raw, unprocessed, extra virgin coconut oil.

Internally, you can take as much as 3 tbsp of coconut oil per day, even more. Since coconut oil tastes so great, you can add it to your rice, your soups, anything as long as you don’t heat it up.

Topically it can be used to relieve sun burns real fast, relieve dry skin caused by anything, mild cuts and scrapes, bug bites relief and much more.

Recommended – This is the only Coconut Oil I use. It’s raw, virgin, unprocessed and tastes delicious.

7. Garlic

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Garlic is way more than a culinary spice or a surefire way to ruin a hot date.

Garlic’s power and value as a healing agent is unsurpassed and cannot be overstated. No wonder garlic has been used as a natural antibiotic for decades.

One of the active compounds, Allicin, has been shown in studies to kill the super-bacteria MRSA, which is becoming an increasingly larger threat to the human race due to resistance to antibiotics.

Best for – Any bacterial, viral and fungal infection.

How to Use – Garlic is most potent chewed or crushed raw. You can eat up to 2 cloves per day. If you can’t stand the taste, you can buy it in capsule form, but make sure the active components have not been destroyed in the process.

For ear infections, simply take 2-3 cloves of crushed garlic and mix with 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Leave to steep for 30 minutes, then strain. Once strained, put a drop or two in each ear every hour for a few days.

Most people report great relief in only a few hours.

For internal use, crush 1 clove of garlic and add to your meals twice a day.

8. Myrrh

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If you’ve heard of frankincense and myrrh, it’s probably thanks to the biblical account of the birth of Jesus.

“…and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11).

Myrrh is a reddish resin that comes from species of the genus Commiphora, which are native to northeast Africa and the adjacent areas of the Arabian Peninsula.

Myrrh has been used by natural healers for hundreds of years. It is touted for its antiseptic, antibiotic and antiviral properties.

Myrrh has antibacterial, anti fungal and pain relieving components and is commonly recommended for bacterial oral infections (such as mouth sores), bronchitis and sore throat.

Best for – Respiratory system infections, mouth sores, bacterial infections.

How to Use – Myrrh can be taken internally (as extract) and used externally as a gargle or wash for wounds.

Note that Myrrh should only be used during the acute phase of the illness and is not suitable for long-term internal use.

Recommended – I always keep a bottle of this Myhrr extract in my medicine cabinet.

9. Thyme

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Thyme essential oil is an effective disinfectant and natural preservative. It’s been used for thousands of years but clinical studies haven’t confirmed its ability to be a natural antibiotic…except in the case of acne.

Thyme oil (taken internally) was proven to be MORE effective than Benzoyl Peroxide – Without the side effects (burning sensation, skin irritation).

Best for – Bacterial acne.

How to Use – The general therapeutic dosage of Thyme tincture is 6 – 18 ml per day.

Recommended – Fushi Well being Thyme Tincture.

10. Olive Leaf

olive

In the Middle East, olive leaf tea has been used for centuries to treat sore throat, coughs, fevers, high blood pressure, cystitis (bladder infection), and gout (foot inflammation), and to improve general health.

In clinical studies, Olive Leaf extract was found to have antimicrobial activity against Campylobacter jejuni, Helicobacter pylori and Staphylococcus aureus [including meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA)].

Best for – Sore throat, ear infections upper respiratory infections, gout, stomach ulcers, viral infections, bladder infections.

How to Use – Olive leaf can be used either as tea or in the form of a tincture (much more concentrated).

Recommended – Herb Pharm Olive Leaf Extract (Olea europaea trees).

11. Cabbage

cabbage

Cabbage was proven to have anti-microbial properties which can kill all kinds of diseases naturally. The antibiotic properties of cabbage are increased once it has been fermented as well. So eat your sauerkraut every day.

Also, the RBCS Group indicates cabbage has been found to combat H. Pylori bacteria, which has been identified as a major cause of stomach ulcers. Cabbage may also be beneficial for prevention of bladder infections and obstructive jaundice.

Best for – Stomach ulcers, bacterial infections, bladder infections.

How to Use – You can add raw cabbage to your salad or green juice and you can eat it fermented. Both are delicious.

12. Horseradish

horseradish

Horseradish, according to NYU Langone Medical Center, was proven back in the 1950′s to have antimicrobial properties.

It is approved for use in Germany as a supportive therapy for certain infections such asurinary tract infections, respiratory infections and sinusitis, and it is regarded as one of the best antibacterial foods.

Best for – UTI, sinusitis, sore throat, upper respiratory infections.

How to Use – This spicy food can be difficult to eat in large quantities, but you can take in the form of tincture or powdered in capsules.

13. Turmeric

turmeric

Turmeric, the bright yellow root is far more than just a culinary spice. It is one of the most thoroughly researched plants in existence, and for good reasons.

Its medicinal properties and components (primarily curcumin) have been the subject of over 6400 peer-reviewed and published biomedical studies.

Turmeric was proven to be as effective as 14 different drugs, among them are the “popular” anti-inflammatories aspirin, ibuprofen, sulindac, phenylbutazone, naproxen, indomethacin, diclofenac, dexamethasone, celecoxib, and tamoxifen. (source).

A few studies have shown it to be effective against Bacillus cereus, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus subtilis, Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Best for – Everything. Seriously.

How to Use – Turmeric root can be bought fresh and added into your green juice, to your soup, rice, potatoes etc. You can also get the organic Turmeric powder.

Another east option is to take a high quality Curcumin supplement.

Turmeric can be used as a topical paste to treat skin infections, acne, and muscle pain. I simply make a paste by adding water (and some Manuka Honey) and apply directly in the infected area.

Recommended – Europharma Terry Naturally Curamin.

14. Ginger

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Not only is ginger a culinary marvel, its health benefits are stunning. It’s been shown to be more effective against staph infections than antibiotics—and without the adverse effects.

Compounds in this plant called gingerols have been found to be effective against at least several gram-negative pathogens as well as a number of pathogens found in the mouth, according to the National Library of Medicine.

Studies suggest that Ginger can kill cancer cells, reduce brain inflammation, ease or cure gut problems such as ulcers, colitis and acid reflux.

Best for – Upper respiratory infections, nausea, gut infections, acid reflux, Cancer.

How to use – Fresh ginger root can be added to anything from your green juice to any food you cook. You can add to a thumb size piece to your juice.

Alternatively, you can use organic Ginger powder (1 tbsp in water) or take it in the form of a supplement.

15. Lemons & Limes

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A number of studies have found the antibacterial properties of lemons.

Data published in the British Journal of Pharmacology and Toxicology, revealed lemons contained both coumarin and tetrazine, both compounds effective against a number of pathogens.

Lime has potent antibacterial activity against multiple drug resistant E. coli.

Best for – Stomach infections, upper respiratory infections.

How to Use – Gargling lemon juice when ever I feel a sore throat coming – Stops it dead in its tracks. Lemons and limes should be used raw only to get the benefits.

You can squeeze up to 3 lemons and drink to treat colds, the flu, sinusitis, any upper respiratory problem.

Which is the Strongest Natural Antibiotic?

I know it would be much simpler if you were just told which one of these natural antibiotics is the strongest, but unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that.

We are each different. What works for one person may not work as well for the other. You’ll have to try a few of them and see which one works for you best.

Now that you have your complete list of natural antibiotics, you can safely treat your bacterial infections with the help of nature’s pharmacy – Without side effects, without harming your gut microflora and without spending so much money on antibiotics.

But, before you use any of these, please consult your doctor to make sure they are safe for you, especially if you are taking any kind of medication.

Should we hold those vaccinated against pertussis legally liable for whooping cough outbreaks?

whooping cough boy

Toni Bark, MD
Green Med Info
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 01:00 CST

The recent news articles to hit the mainstream media in the past week finally states what public health officials and epidemiologists have known for some time: those vaccinated against pertussis are carrying and spreading the bacteria and are responsible for most of the outbreaks.

This news raises the question:

Should we hold those vaccinated with the pertussis vaccine, legally liable for outbreaks?

And, if you look up scholarly articles about previous outbreaks of measles, you’ll find academic papers on an entity termed “the paradox of measles“; a paradox because those vaccinated are the ones contracting the disease whilst the unvaccinated in many communities with outbreaks, are unscathed.

In addition, the rise in shingles over the past decade or so, is due to the chicken pox vaccine. This link is not denied in academic literature and was even predicted by mathematical biologists and epidemiologists, and was confirmed by another study funded by the CDC.

If vaccinated children and adults are capable of spreading disease, shall we hold them and their parents legally liable for outbreaks? Shall we mandate ‘unvaccination’ as a requirement for public school? Since we can’t ‘unvaccinate,’ shall vaccinated children be kicked out of public school?

While the above statements seem absurd, they are equivalent arguments bioethicist, Art Caplan has and continues to make.

Caplan believes parents of unvaccinated children should be held legally liable for outbreaks of disease.

Mind you, Caplan is no regular academic bioethicist, he is a bioethicist who has made a good deal of money for writing pro-industry speak.

If you read about Art Caplan and his direct financial conflicts of interest, you’ll also read Art believes these financial conflicts can be managed while producing unbiased work. He and his previous institution of employment, the University of Pennsylvania Department of Bioethics received mega fees from major pharmaceutical companies and the department of vaccine bioethics at U Penn was massively funded by the big vaccine producers.

In addition to the DTap rendering recipients colonized with pertussis bacteria, consider the following;

a) Recently vaccinated children must be kept away from cancer patients lest they shed vaccine virus.

b) The oral polio vaccine was the cause of all polio cases in the US for several decades until, finally, the vaccine industry had a vaccine to replace it with.

c) The nasal flu vaccine renders the recipient shedding viruses for several days.

d) The rotavirus vaccine is shed in the recipient’s stool causing diarrhea in other children.

The above examples are just a few of how the recently vaccinated can shed pathogens and hence spread diseases.

So while the mainstream media is waking up to the realities of vaccination and outbreaks, shall we turn on all those who chose to vaccinate and make them pariahs?

I think the freedom to choose the risks vs benefits of vaccinating should be left to the consumer and not dictated by those with conflicts of interest.

Toni Bark, M.D. (LEED AP) graduated from Rush Medical College in Chicago, Illinois in 1986. Dr. Bark has been medical director for various departments and hospitals and has extensive post residency training in aesthetic medicine, nutritional medicine, and classical homeopathy with the top trainers in the various fields. Learn more about her work on her websitehttp://www.disease-reversal.com.

Gut biota never recover from antibiotics: Damages future generations

Heidi Stevenson
Activist Post
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:07 CDT

The misuse of antibiotics is not only causing new, never-before known diseases like E. coli and MRSA, the flesh-eating bacteria, it’s also destroying the gut biome with devastating effects on our ability to deal with infections and destroying our ability to absorb nutrients from food. 

Emerging research shows that the harmful effects of antibiotics go much further than the development of drug resistant diseases. The beneficial bacteria lost to antibiotics, along with disease-inducing bacteria, do not fully recover. Worse, flora lost by a mother is also lost to her babies. The missing beneficial gut bacteria are likely a major factor behind much of the chronic disease experienced today. The continuous use of antibiotics is resulting in each generation experiencing worse health than their parents. 

Martin Blaser, the author of a report in the prestigious journal Naturewrites:

Antibiotics kill the bacteria we do want, as well as those we don’t. These long-term changes to the beneficial bacteria within people’s bodies may even increase our susceptibility to infections and disease.Overuse of antibiotics could be fuelling the dramatic increase in conditions such as obesity, type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma, which have more than doubled in many populations.

Without even considering the development of superbugs, we’re now seeing clear documentation that the overall long term effects of antibiotics are devastatingly harmful to our health. Speaking to ABC News, Blaser said:

Antibiotics are miraculous. They’ve changed health and medicine over the last 70 years. But when doctors prescribe antibiotics, it is based on the belief that there are no long-term effects. We’ve seen evidence that suggests antibiotics may permanently change the beneficial bacteria that we’re carrying. [Emphasis my own.]

Notice that term, permanent. Without factoring in the potential risks in the casual use of antibiotics, it now looks like conventional medicine is creating several pandemics of some of the worst chronic diseases known. 

Mass Use of Antibiotics 

By the time a child reaches age 18 in the industrialized world, the chances are he or she has been given 10-20 courses of antibiotics. That misuse continues into adulthood, and they’re casually prescribed to pregnant women. 

That’s where the situation grows ever worse. Part of normal childbirth is a baby’s passage through the birth canal – where it’s exposed to its first dose of beneficial bacteria. (This should give pause to anyone considering a caesarian birth that isn’t absolutely necessary.) 

When a mother’s microbiota is deficient, her child is born to that deficiency. The evidence now appears to show that, once a probiotic deficiency exists, it is never recovered – and it’s passed down the generations. Therefore, each generation is likely to suffer from poorer health than the parents enjoyed. 

Costs of Antibiotic-Induced Chronic Conditions 

Healthcare costs rise and rise in treating this chronic ill health. Consider the pandemic status of diabetes and asthma in children today. Those diseases were extremely rare 50 years ago, and now they’re literally routine. Yet, the focus continues to be on treatment – which increasingly lines the pockets of Big Pharma and doctors. 

The search for cause has practically been ignored, even in the face of rising rates of chronic illness. Instead, treatment is the touchstone. Ever more toxic methods of suppressing symptoms, while hiding adverse effects, are researched and pushed on conventional medicine’s victims. 

Two of the most critical functions in health are drastically compromised in enormous numbers of today’s children. The ability to metabolize food and the ability to breathe are being stolen from this generation. Yet the treatment they’re receiving for this poor health does nothing to make them well. It only masks the symptoms and makes their children even sicker! 

On top of those losses, children suffer from allergies, their bodies’ inability to distinguish between disease-inducing agents and harmless substances. They suffer from autoimmune disorders, their bodies’ inability to distinguish between foreign substances and parts of their own bodies. 

Has there ever been a generation of children whose inherent health has been so devastated by the very medical system that is supposedly responsible for their health? 

Iatrogenic Disease 

Iatrogenic disorders are health problems caused by medical errors. They are now officially the third-leading cause of death in the United States. But those numbers do not include early deaths from diabetes, asthma, allergies, chronic bowel disorders, or cancer – all of which have been documented as results of antibiotic use – nor are the miseries suffered by the people burdened with them reckoned in the iatrogenic toll. 

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