Sunday, September 30, 2007

Toxicity Test

Saturday, September 29, 2007

A Day of Sunshine

It's crazy how you come across stuff. I was just looking for information and good reads for my new website (http://www.naturallife101.com/). I came across this site and thought it was the nicest thing. There are good people out there and if more people did this kind of stuff I believe we would have a happy world. We all need to care, the way these people care. They don't make a penny and do this because they are nice people with good hearts! We need more of these people in our world! Kuddos for A Day of Sunshine!
http://www.adayofsunshine.org/

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Natural Teeth whitners

Tooth whitening is the leading dental procedure requested by people under the age of 20 and between the ages of 30 and 50. In the last 10 years alone, this procedure has exploded by 300 percent, according to The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Perhaps one reason for the explosion has to do with the vast numbers of people having their teeth whitened, which then sets a new standard for how "normal" teeth are supposed to look. Even if your teeth are a healthy shade, they may look yellow when compared to the pearly whites of celebrities and, now, the average person walking down the street.

The problem with most current tooth-whitening products, both over-the-counter versions and those performed in your dentist’s office, is that they use hydrogen peroxide to whiten your teeth.

This is not your best choice because peroxide can cause your teeth to become sensitive. Additionally, hydrogen peroxide forms radical intermediates that can damage and destroy your gums and nerves.

What causes your teeth to become discolored in the first place? Tooth discoloration is caused by colored molecules such as tannins and polyphenols -- found in red wine, coffee, and tea -- which become absorbed by your tooth enamel’s surface.

Cigarettes, blueberries, and other foods that contain dark pigments can also discolor your tooth enamel, as can certain medications. Some of the staining can be removed by brushing, but over time the compounds can seep into your enamel.

If you’re looking for a safer alternative to brighten your teeth, you can try this simple trick:

Crush one ripe strawberry and mix it with 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.
Spread the mixture onto your teeth and leave on for five minutes.
Brush your teeth with a little toothpaste (non-fluoride, of course) and rinse.

This natural mixture works because of the malic acid it contains, which acts as an astringent to remove some of the surface discoloration on your teeth. Though this method is perfectly safe to use on occasion, don’t use it too often (no more than once a week) because the acid could potentially damage your tooth enamel.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A really good vaccine site

Hmmmmmm It wont let me paste so here is the direct link...

http://www.generationrescue.org/vaccines.html

Other Bloggers blogs

These are two other really good blogs!

http://www.mintgreenlifestyle.blogspot.com/

http://www.alittlecrunchy.blogspot.com/

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Chemotherapy Alternatives

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (TRYTHE KEY WORD) AND ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHN HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY.

This is an amazing article that will encourage and inform anyone you know who might be dealing with these issues. Cancer Update from John Hopkins

1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not reached the detectable size.

2. Cancer cells occur between 6 to more than 10 times in a person's lifetime.

3. When the person's immune system is strong the cancer cells will be destroyed and prevented from multiplying and forming tumors.

4. When a person has cancer it indicates the person has multiple nutritional deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food and lifestyle factors.

5. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies, changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune system.

6. Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells and also destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the bone marrow, gastro-intestinal tract etc, and can cause organ damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs etc.

7. Radiation while destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy cells, tissues and organs.

8. Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation do not result in more tumor destruction.

9 When the body has too much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation the immune system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.

10. Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause cancer cells to spread to other sites.

11. An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.

CANCER CELLS FEED ON: a. Sugar is a cancer-feeder. By cutting off sugar it cuts off one important food supply to the cancer cells. Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made with Aspartame and it isharmful. A better natural substitute would be Manuka honey or molasses, but only in very small amounts. Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color. Better alternative is Bragg's aminos or sea salt.

b. Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. By cutting off milk and substituting with unsweetened soya milk cancer cells are being starved.

c. Cancer cells thrive in an acid environment. A meat-based diet is acidic and it is best to eat fish, and a little chicken rather than beef or pork. Meat also contains livestock antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites, which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.

d. A diet made of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains,seeds, nuts and a little fruits help put the body into an alkaline environment. About 20% can be from cooked food including beans. Freshvegetable juices provide live enzymes that are easily absorbed and reach down to cellular levels within 15 minutes to nourish and enhance growthof healthy cells. To obtain live enzymes for building healthy cells try and drink fresh vegetable juice (most vegetables including bean sprouts) and eat some raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Enzymes are destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).

e. Avoid coffee, tea, and chocolate, which have high caffeine. Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer-fighting properties. Water-best to drink purified water, or filtered, to avoid known toxins and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic, avoid it.12. Meat protein is difficult to digest and requires a lot of digestive enzymes. Undigested meat remaining in the intestines become putrifiedand leads to more toxic buildup.

13. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein covering. By refraining from or eating less meat it frees more enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.

14. Some supplements build up the immune system (IP6, Florssence, Essiac, anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, EFAs etc.) to enable the body's own killer cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements likevitamin E are known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted, or unneededcells.

15. Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and positive spirit will help the cancer warrior be a survivor. Anger, unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Learn to relax and enjoy life.

16. Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment. Exercising daily, and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down to the cellularlevel. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to destroy cancer cells.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Report links power lines to cancer


After looking at a database of 850 patients diagnosed with lymphatic and bone marrow cancers between 1972 and 1980, researchers from the University of Tasmania and Britain's Bristol University found that living near high-voltage power lines might increase the risk of leukemia, lymphoma, and related conditions later in life. People who lived within 328 yards of a power line up to the age of five were five times more likely to develop cancer. Those who lived within the same range to a power line at any point during their first 15 years were three times more likely to develop cancer as an adult.

Internal Medicine Journal September 2007; 37(9):614-9
Physorg.com August 24, 2007

Although numerous studies have produced contradictory results, many experts, including me, are absolutely convinced that the threat of electromagnetic fields (EMF) is indeed very real.

By 1990, over one hundred studies had been conducted worldwide. Of these, at least two dozen epidemiological studies on humans indicated a link between EMF’s and serious health problems.

These studies showed that EMF from power lines, home wiring, airport and military radar, substations, transformers, computers, and appliances have the potential to cause brain tumors, leukemia, birth defects, miscarriages, cataracts, heart problems, nausea, chest pain, forgetfulness, cancer, and other health problems.

According to the World Health Organization, some of the harmful effects EMF’s can have on your body include:

Headache
Fatigue
Stress
Sleep disturbances
Skin symptoms like prickling, burning sensations, rashes, muscle pains and aches

Even the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued warning, stating, "There is reason for concern" and advises “prudent avoidance."

But the far more important and serious effects relate to their tendency to disrupt foundational physiological processes, and increase your risk for virtually every chronic degenerative disease, including cancer. In my article “Are EMF’s Hazardous to Your Health?” you can find more information about how to protect yourself from harmful EMF’s being emitted from seemingly innocuous sources like home wiring, computers, electric blankets, and so on.

Interestingly enough, the EPA originally recommended that EMF’s be classified as a Class B carcinogen -- a "probable human carcinogen,” joining the ranks of formaldehyde, DDT, dioxins, and PCB’s.

However, once the EPA’s draft report was released, utility, military, and computer lobbyists came down hard. Their final revision ended up not classifying EMF’s as a Class B carcinogen. Rather, the following explanation was added: “At this time such a characterization regarding the link between cancer and exposure to EMF’s is not appropriate because the basic nature of the interaction between EMF’s and biological processes leading to cancer is not understood."

However, once the EPA’s draft report was released, utility, military, and computer lobbyists came down hard. Their final revision ended up not classifying EMF’s as a Class B carcinogen. Rather, the following explanation was added: “At this time such a characterization regarding the link between cancer and exposure to EMF’s is not appropriate because the basic nature of the interaction between EMF’s and biological processes leading to cancer is not understood."

Can EMF’s From Your Cell Phone Damage Your Health?

Studies have also linked EMF emissions from your cell phone to such wide-ranging problems as:


Reduced sperm count in men
Reduced memory and recognition in children
Brain tumors
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
Pacemaker disruptions

The 2004 REFLEX report also summarizes multiple projects from a dozen different research groups, on the genotoxic potential of radio frequency radiation.

Agents that can damage cell DNA are called genotoxins, and are presumed to have carcinogenic potential. The REFLEX report received a lot of attention because of the genotoxicity reported, including:


*Intermittent, but not continuous, Extremely Low Frequency ELF-EMF exposure damages *DNA in human cells.
*DNA damage is dependent on the frequency, but higher frequency does not necessarily correlate with more damage. The frequencies causing DNA damage were ranked, from high to low damage, as follows: 50 Hz, 16 2/3 Hz, 3 Hz, 300 Hz, 550 Hz and 30 Hz.
*DNA strand breaks after ELF-EMF exposure is dependent on the person’s age, with older individuals showing a higher rate of DNA damage.
*DNA damage through ELF-EMF radiation is cell type specific. For example, human melanocytes (deep layer epidermal cells that synthesize melanin) reacted, whereas skeletal muscle cells did not.
*ELF-EMF radiation generated several types of chromosomal abnormalities in human cells.

To date, there are few alternatives to ensure complete safety, but there are some common sense recommendations:


*Use the speakerphone instead of putting the phone to your ear
*Limit calls inside buildings
*Use the phone in open spaces as often as possible
*Limit use by children and pre-adolescents
*Limit the amount of time you spend on the phone
*Attach a ferrite bead to your headphones to decrease RF interference

Can Sernelius’ Finding Explain the Link Between EMF’s and Your Health?
In 2004, a Swedish physicist named Bo Sernelius, stumbled across a surprising finding that suggests non-thermal radiation can cause a massive increase in the forces that living cells exert on each other. He discovered that electromagnetic forces might act on cells by affecting the attractive forces between them, without thermal heating.

Water molecules have poles of positive and negative electrical charge that create attractive forces between cells, known as van der Waals forces. Van der Waals forces are much weaker than chemical bonds. And, whereas chemical bonds need high frequency ionizing radiation in order to break, van der Waals forces are disrupted by much smaller thermal fluctuations.
These intermolecular forces may be weak, but without them, life as we know it would be impossible.

Sernelius found that the water molecules inside cells will try to align their positive and negative poles with the alternating field produced by cell phone radiation. The result? They all end up pointing in the same direction, and this strengthens the van der Waals forces. In the fields of 850 MHz (around the frequency used by mobile phones), the van der Waals forces leap—from a billionth-billionth of a Newton, to micro Newton strength—a massive jump of around 11 orders of magnitude.

Although it’s still only theoretical, this may be the missing link when trying to explain tissue damage from non-ionizing, non-thermal radiation. Stronger attractive forces between cells can also make them clump together, and cause blood vessels to contract.
All in all, I believe the evidence is clear that EMF’s can indeed harm your health, and that you would be best served to do whatever you can to limit your exposure to as many sources as possible.

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