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Snacks – Apple Crisps – Figs – Almond Butter – Costco

Great snacks from Costco – been getting them for the last few months.

Barefruit has their own website and you can compare prices – at Costco this 11oz bag sells for $4.99, is $18 for pack of 2!   The figs are $7.99 for 2 pds – they are incredible tasting – I think Wholefoods has something similar for $4.99 a pound.  Both these figs and apple (bake-dried) are organic.  Since hubby is on low-sugar diet, these crisps are ideal.

That Maranatha almond butter is not organic  – 32 oz from Costco – $5.99!


February 28, 2010 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment

Oil Pulling

Just found out about this.  Saw it on (where I got a gallon of organic coconut ghee for $39 plus ship).  Oil pulling!  Hubby and I started our two days ago.  Hubby said he noticed more phlegm.  We will be continuing this.   I was told Deepak Chopra endorses this highly.

Feb 27 2010 Update: On 5th day of oil pulling, noticed that most of the eczema on my elbow is gone, skin is smooth again. A few weeks later, eczema returned but like before. I am going to continue this OP – really should try to do it at least twice  a day. 3x a day is recommended if, say, candidia is suspected.


Oil Pulling Therapy: Effective Natural Detoxification, Stimulation of Elimination, Self-Help Cure and Prevention of Many Diseases Incl. Cancer?

by Healing Cancer Naturally © 2006 & 2007
Information summarized and partially excerpted from and other sources
Copyright Notice

The practice of oil pulling apparently is a time-honoured tradition in parts of the world, including in the ancient Indian medical system of Ayurveda. Oil pulling therapy simply consists in thoroughly sloshing certain types of commonly found oil in the mouth for up to 20 minutes (for details see Instructions: how oil pulling is done). This practice is said to draw toxins & destroy natural mouth germs while stimulating the body’s eliminatory system and increasing metabolism, thus leading to improved health and the conquering of disease.

In fact, thanks to this double action, oil pulling therapy is claimed (according to Dr. Karach MD) to have healed illnesses and complaints as diverse as bronchitis, tooth pain, diseased teeth, headaches & migraines, eczema, thrombosis, chronic sleeplessness, arthritis & related illnesses, diseases of stomach & intestines (such as ulcers, gastro-enteritis, peritonitis), kidney, liver, lung and heart disease, blood disorders (such as chronic blood diseases like leukemia), women’s diseases & hormonal disorders and diseases affecting the nervous system (such as encephalitis, meningitis, neuro-physiological paralysis). It is also said to prevent the growth of malignant tumors, to cut and heal them, to be a heart attack preventative, to cure diseases brought on by toxic drugs, and it is credited with thecure of diabetes.

Dr. Karach himself claims to have cured his own chronic blood disease of 15 years standing using the oil therapy and that the same method healed an “acute arthrosis” (which had made him bed-ridden) within three days.* Added benefits reported concern the fastening of loose teeth, the healing of bleeding gums and the visible whitening of teeth.

In other words, oil therapy is claimed (according to Dr. Karach MD)  to be some kind of panacea of both curative and preventative effect with the added bonus of potentially doubling the presently observed average human lifespan. Additionally, “in terminal diseases such as cancer, Aids and chronic infections, this treatment method has been shown to successfully replace all others. … a wide variety of symptoms have unquestionably disappeared without any side effects. … diseases which would normally be treated by an operation or by powerful or potent drugs, usually with significant side effects.”

Interestingly, oil pulling is also part of the daily morning routine prescribed in eminent conventional and alternative cancer treatment researcher Lothar Hirneise’s new cancer treatment center in Germany.

While it is likely that noone so far has done any placebo-controlled double-blind studies on the possible or actual benefits of oil pulling, so any healing reports so far published could be easily dismissed as simple anecdotes based on the powerful placebo effect, the simplicity,  apparent harmlessness as well as inexpensiveness of application of this biological healing/detoxification method (seeInstructions) and the possible rewards concerning internal detoxification to be reaped make it seem advisable to at least give oil pulling a thorough try. Perhaps, as Dr. Karach claims, oil therapy is indeed able to help heal the human organism in its entirety, to effectively treat all types of diseases and “in some cases enabling one to avoid surgical intervention and the taking of medications that can have harmful side effects”.

* writes in another place that “Dr. Karach has successfully healed a chronic leukemia patient with 15 years of harsh treatment methods behind him. Acute arthritis in 1 patient who was totally bedridden was removed from his body in 3 days with no inflammation apparent.”

Which oils to use

Recommended oils to use for oil pulling are sunflower and sesame oil, both of which have been found to be equally effective in healing diseases. Also mentioned are peanut oil and “distal oil”, the latter possibly being a mistranslation from the German Distelöl (safflower oil). Quote: “Other oils were not found to be as good/We have observed that any oil other than SUNFLOWER or SESAME may not be effective. Do not blame oil pulling by practicing with other oils.” Yet apparently, a normal refined sunflower oil as found in supermarkets has proved to be effective in numerous people. But “Our experience with thousands of people across the globe says USE COLD-PRESSED OIL as first choice, if it is not available use REFINED OIL.”

For patients following the Budwig diet & protocol, it is however imperative to exclusively go for organic cold-pressed oils. Even for the general reader, Healing Cancer Naturally recommends to always choose the best possible quality in foodstuffs, both in the interest of one’s own health and the environment.

Instructions: how oil pulling is done

In the morning before breakfast (i.e. on an empty stomach), take one tablespoon into the mouth (don’t swallow it). Move the oil slowly around your mouth, as you would when rinsing your teeth. While keeping your mouth closed, slosh the fluid around your oral cavity, pulling it through your teeth, sucking it etc. Do this for fifteen to twenty minutes. “Chewing” in this manner draws a lot of saliva and gradually dilutes the oil which becomes thoroughly mixed with saliva in the process. Swishing is said to activate the enzymes, with the enzymes drawing toxins out of the blood. As you continue this process, the oil-saliva mix gradually becomes more and more liquid and thin and acquires a whitish look (if the oil remains yellowish, it has not been pulled long enough).

Spitting and cleansing

The watery oil/saliva mix is then spat out. It must not be swallowed, for the liquid has become toxic from poisons being drawn from the circulation through the mucous membranes of the mouth. After spitting the oil, the oral cavity must be thoroughly rinsed and washed with water a number of times. Cleanse your teeth with a toothbrush or use your fingers; also properly clean the sink, because the liquid expelled contains large amounts of bacteria and other harmful/toxic bodily waste (apparently, a microscopic review would reveal microbes in their first stage of development in this liquid). “Pulling Oil pulls out disease elements from the system (body) and restores health.”

When to do oil pulling

Best time to do the oil pulling routine is said to be in the morning before breakfast (where it can easily be integrated into the rest of one’s morning routine).

Recommended frequency of oil pulling states that to enhance the claimed healing process, oil pulling can be repeated three times a day (always before meals on an empty stomach) but it also says that only the patient him or herself can answer this question depending on how s/he feels which tells him/her if s/he needs more or less applications of the oil pulling routine.

How  long to do the oil pulling advises to keep up the practice until one has recovered one’s original strength and freshness, enjoys good appetite and memory and regularly wakes up refreshed “without black circles under your eyes” after restful sleep.

When initial worsening of symptoms is observed

Patients suffering from more than one disease can experience a worsening of their situation in the beginning. Dr. Karach – like other naturopaths – believes that an apparent worsening of one’s state of health is a propitious sign (often referred to as healing crisis) indicating that your disease is disappearing. This includes healing fever. He advises not to interrupt the treatment when one’s state gets worse. In fact he believes that by discontinuing the oil pulling, one also interrupts the healing activities stimulated by the oil pulling.

Claimed time requirements to achieve healing/cure claims that oil pulling will speedily cure acute diseases in two to four days, while chronic diseases usually require more time, sometimes even one-year, and advises persistence in application.

Oil pulling caveats & precautions

(a) Don’t swallow the oil after completion of the process but spit it out. Do not worry, however, about any oil accidentally swallowed. It will simply be discarded through the normal elimination channels.

(b) If you are allergic to a particular brand of oil, change the brand or type of oil to a different one.

(c) One author (perhaps more) warns against oil pulling for people who carry amalgam fillings, claiming that even more mercury than “normal” will/could be released by this practice.

User Experiences & Results of Oil Pulling:
On Diseases reportedly cured by Oil Pulling

In 1996, an Indian daily news paper (Andhra Jyoti) conducted a survey among its readers on the effects of oil pulling on various diseases. 1041 readers responded, 927 (89%) of which reported healing effects (curing one or more diseases). 114 or 11% did not report any disappearance of symptoms/illnesses. The chronic diseases reportedly cured were the following:

Diseases like polio, cancer, leprosy, polycystic kidney, neural fibroma, paralysis etc.: 72 cases
Diseases pertaining to female reproductive system: 21 cases
Piles: 27 cases
Diabetes: 56 cases
Heart disease and blood pressure: 74 cases
Arthritis and joint pains: 91 cases
Constipation: 110 cases
Digestive system: 155 cases
Skin problems such as pigmentation, itching, scars, black patches, eczema etc.: 171 cases
Allergy and respiratory problems of lungs such as asthma, bronchitis etc.: 191 cases
Physical pains and problems with neck & head area: 758 cases

Cancer & joint pains: sample healing testimonies of chronic diseases

A homeopathic physician from India reports 3 cancer cases, two of which concern a “schirrus type of carcinoma of the uterus” (confirmed by biopsy report). Within two months of oil pulling, the bleeding was reduced, their general condition improved and both uterus carcinoma patients feel confident that their disease will be vanquished. “You know confidence/faith contributes to cure more than medicine.”
Compare Healing Cancer & Your Mind.

The third case involves a woman who developed a malignant tumor larger than a tennis ball on her jawbone (this patient is also on homeopathy medicines). After a month of oil pulling, pus was discharged from a hole that formed in the tumor on the jawbone. Three weeks later, the flow of pus stopped, the hole closed and the tumor reduced in size to be almost undetectable. “In these cases, my medicines must have given temporary relief. I am hoping they will totally heal.” The same physician adds this observation: “In case of joint pains the improvement that would have resulted in eight months with my medicines, have come within two moths of oil pulling.”

Diabetes – Pregnancy – Child birth
My age is 41 years. I am a diabetic patient with no children. After doing [oil pulling] for three months, I became pregnant. At the time of pregnancy, my blood sugar increased. I stopped [oil pulling] for about a month thinking it was aggravating my problem. Having come to know that aggravation is a sign of cure, I started [oil pulling] again. The sugar level came down and I continued [oil pulling] throughout my pregnancy. After a caesarian operation, I gave birth to a baby. The doctors checked for sugar, both for the baby and me. We both were free from sugar. The wound healed well and stitches removed on the seventh day. Doctor was astonished at this. I found [oil pulling] benefited me in the following ways:
[Oil pulling] reduced sugar gradually and diabetes cured. The skin became clear and shining and the spots on the body disappeared.
The body became strong, teeth firm; gums healthy and the hair turned black and stopped becoming white or gray.
Mrs AVL Umamaheswari, Commercial Tax Dept, Eluru, A.P.

At the advanced age of 74, it is unjust to expect miraculous result from any kind of therapy. Yet I must say that what I have experienced through [oil pulling] therapy is almost a miracle and quite unbelievable.
Diabetes has been troubling me for the past 13 years. Now my blood sugar level is normal, though I do not take any medicine. I have discontinued all medication including vitamins, enzymes etc.
(Swami Swarupanand Bharati, (K.R.K.Chetty,IPS,D.I.G.(Retd)), Hyderabad
© Copyright 2005-2006 writes that “additional research concerning Oil Therapy has now been thoroughly documented, especially with regard to physiological similarities between individuals.”

Who can Practice Oil Pulling Therapy?
Everybody above the age of five years can practice. For children of five years and above use only a teaspoon (five ml) of oil for Oil Pulling Therapy. PeOil Pulling Therapyle with dentures should remove them and practice. Woman can practice Oil Pulling Therapy during periods and also pregnancy.

What is the best time to practice Oil Pulling Therapy?
Ayurveda advised Oil Pulling Therapy in the morning after brushing teeth and cleaning tongue on empty stomach. Dr Karach advised Oil Pulling Therapy before breakfast on empty stomach. One hour after drinking water or tea or coffee or liquids in the morning but before breakfast. The best time is when you do not feel well for any health problem do Oil Pulling Therapy on empty stomach.

How much time gap is required to eat or drink after Oil Pulling Therapy?
After doing Oil Pulling Therapy, wash your mouth, and then you can eat or drink and no time gap is required.
What other Oils can be used for Oil Pulling Therapy?

Dr Karach had suggested refined sunflower Oil. Sesame Oil was prescribed in Ayurveda texts for Oil Pulling Therapy. Both oils worked well in curing health problems. Some found sesame oil better. Other oils have been used by some practitioners on their own, and they did not report desirable results to enable me to recommend. Some other oils may be suitable for particular problems, but I do not recommend for daily practice.

The quantity of 10 ml of oil is too little for Oil Pulling Therapy. Can we do with 20 ml of oil?

When we do Oil Pulling Therapy the entire oil should become thin, like water and no oily feeling should be left. When that happens, we would have utilized the entire oil for the purpose of Oil Pulling Therapy. This happens within 15 to 20 minutes for most of the peOil Pulling Therapyle. If the quantity is increased it takes more time to become watery and white and many would not like to spend more time on pulling. Spitting when it is still oily is waste of oil and a feeling of freshness does not come which is not desirable. If you feel a few ml of more oil is required to try, there is no harm. This is also the reason for suggesting only five ml of oil for children.

Can we do any other work while doing Oil Pulling Therapy?
No. It is advised to do Oil Pulling Therapy slowly, chin up preferably in sitting position, to see that oil pulled through teeth and touches all portions of mucous membrane in the oral cavity.

Is there any difference in the practice of Oil Pulling Therapy for Acute and Chronic diseases?

Acute diseases will be cured in two to four days by practicing Oil Pulling Therapy three times a day on empty stomach, before breakfast, lunch and dinner. Chronic diseases need more time may be up to one year or more depending on the condition of disease, age, habits, state of general health of the person, etc.

What problems arise during Oil Pulling Therapy?
(a) Oil does not become watery or thin even after 30 minutes, and it appears the oil is being absorbed and it reduces in quantity
(b) Nose block due to accumulation of mucus
(c) Sneezing and coughing
(d) Phlegm in the throat gets loose and comes into the mouth
(e) Urge to pass urine or stools.
(f) Oil does not become watery because there is inadequate salivation and mouth is dry. In most cases, it happens in the morning and in some cases evening also. Under normal circumstances oil will not get absorbed in the mouth. A main reason is lack of adequate salivation due to lack fluids in a body. In all such cases, you must drink two or three glasses of water, go for a walk of 30 to 45 minutes and do Oil Pulling Therapy after returning.

(f) To avoid nose block during Oil Pulling Therapy wash, clean and blow your nose before starting Oil Pulling Therapy. Slowly blow out a nose to clear while holding the oil in the mouth. Repeat if necessary as you continue Oil Pulling Therapy.

(g) Sensation/irritation may cause sneezing or coughing while doing Oil Pulling Therapy. Do Oil Pulling Therapy slowly in a relaxed state to avoid such an irritation. StOil Pulling Therapy pulling and relax as irritation or sensation to sneeze is felt. It will subside. You can sneeze or cough while holding oil in a mouth. If you have to sneeze or cough through mouth do it in the sink or some such place to avoid oil driblets spray all over or cover mouth with tissue paper.

(h) If phlegm comes into the mouth, making pulling inconvenient, spit and do pulling with fresh oil again.

(i) Urge to urinate or pass stools will arise only if you have not gone through natures calls before Oil Pulling Therapy. In all cases of urge to pass stools or urinate during Oil Pulling Therapy, the best is to relax on the commode and do Oil Pulling Therapy.
How long will it take to cure a particular disease?
How long it takes to cure a particular disease is difficult to specify because it depends on the age, state of health and disease, food and other habits etc of each person. Dr Karach however said that chronic diseases may take a year whereas acute diseases can be cured in 2 to 4 days. Practice until the original strength, freshness, calm sleep, good appetite and good remembrance are back again.

Now, let me get into the specifics of the method. Here is how one would do oil pulling:

1. Every morning, before eating anything, consume 1 tbspoon of cold pressed oil, but DO NOT actually swallow the oil! Slowly swish the oil in your mouth, sipping and sucking it through your teeth for up to 25 mins. Use a lot of saliva, and mix the two together often. Doing this will use your enzymes, which in turn will draw out harmful toxins out of your bloodstream. So make sure the oil isn’t swallowed – it will absorb toxins.

2. Continue swishing. As you continue swishing the oil, it eventually gets much more thin, and even turns white. Spit out a little into the sink. If the color is not white, it means you are not done. So continue oil pulling until the color of the oil is white.

3. After you’re done, clean your sink, because it may contain lots of harmful toxins that you just eliminated. People have actually taken small drops of the remnants, and view them under a microscope, only to view toxic substances.

Oil pulling will generally increase your metabolic rate, and thus your health. Another beneficial effect most people have is the curing of bleedy gums, and cleaner teeth. But of course, the main benefit lies in its restoration of health.

I’ve done oil pulling for over a few months, and at first I didn’t really notice any benefits. However, after 2 months I can now attribute my lively energy, and my healthy digestion to oil pulling.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while oil pulling:

1) Do it the first thing before eating any breakfast. If you have any chronic ailments such as acne, or candida, you should do oil pulling more than once a day, but do it on an empty stomach.

2) Please do not swallow the cold-pressed oil while swishing. The oil will be contaminated with toxins as it draws it out. If you do swallow it, nothing horrible will happen to you – it’ll just be eliminated through your bowels, but better not to swallow.

3) The best oils to do this is sunflower and sesame oil. You should experiment which different oils and see which one fits you the best.

My Thoughts

Oil pulling is something we all should try. It is extremely simple, and involves nothing more than buying a bottle of good cold pressed oil, and swishing it every morning. It’s just like brushing your teeth.

Oil pulling works because it heals our cells, which are damaged every day by toxins. We all hear a lot of commotion about how good antioxidants are. Well, by oil pulling, we are essentially doing what anti-oxidants are doing. By oil pulling, we are ensuring that wellness is the norm for our body, not sickness, and cell damage. Dr. Karach postulates that if we were to do this simple regimen every single day, we could potentially live up to 130-150 years old. This claim is backed by many other scientists.

Some of the ailments that many people have successfully treated with oil pulling includes headaches, bleedy gums, leukemia, as well as acne, digestive problems, and kidney disease. For me, oil pulling has visibly given me softer skin, better sleeping habits, and a higher boost of energy throughout the day. Oil pulling therapy is s something I will continue doing if this continues, and I recommend you all try it for a month to see what it does for you! Keratosis oil pilaris pulling.. do some research if you want to know more.


January 3, 2010 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment

Food Experts Won’t Eat These Foods

A great, simple article on why we should feed our families organic over conventional.  Washing produce does not eliminate pesticides.  Why else is cancer on the rise?

See no. 4 where growers won’t eat their own food!


The 7 foods experts won’t eat

How healthy (or not) certain foods are—for us, for the environment—is a hotly debated topic among experts and consumers alike, and there are no easy answers. But when Prevention talked to the people at the forefront of food safety and asked them one simple question—“What foods do you avoid?”—we got some pretty interesting answers. Although these foods don’t necessarily make up a “banned” list, as you head into the holidays—and all the grocery shopping that comes with it—their answers are, well, food for thought:

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1. Canned Tomatoes

The expert: Fredrick vom Saal, PhD, an endocrinologist at the University of Missouri who studies bisphenol-A

The problem: The resin linings of tin cans contain bisphenol-A, a synthetic estrogen that has been linked to ailments ranging from reproductive problems to heart disease, diabetes, and obesity. Unfortunately, acidity (a prominent characteristic of tomatoes) causes BPA to leach into your food. Studies show that the BPA in most people’s body exceeds the amount that suppresses sperm production or causes chromosomal damage to the eggs of animals. “You can get 50 mcg of BPA per liter out of a tomato can, and that’s a level that is going to impact people, particularly the young,” says vom Saal. “I won’t go near canned tomatoes.”

The solution: Choose tomatoes in glass bottles (which do not need resin linings), such as the brands Bionaturae and Coluccio. You can also get several types in Tetra Pak boxes, like Trader Joe’s and Pomi.

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2. Corn-Fed Beef

The expert: Joel Salatin, co-owner of Polyface Farms and author of half a dozen books on sustainable farming

The problem: Cattle evolved to eat grass, not grains. But farmers today feed their animals corn and soybeans, which fatten up the animals faster for slaughter. More money for cattle farmers (and lower prices at the grocery store) means a lot less nutrition for us. A recent comprehensive study conducted by the USDA and researchers from Clemson University found that compared with corn-fed beef, grass-fed beef is higher in beta-carotene, vitamin E, omega-3s, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), calcium, magnesium, and potassium; lower in inflammatory omega-6s; and lower in saturated fats that have been linked to heart disease. “We need to respect the fact that cows are herbivores, and that does not mean feeding them corn and chicken manure,” says Salatin.

The solution: Buy grass-fed beef, which can be found at specialty grocers, farmers’ markets, and nationally at Whole Foods. It’s usually labeled because it demands a premium, but if you don’t see it, ask your butcher.

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3. Microwave Popcorn

The expert: Olga Naidenko, PhD, a senior scientist for the Environmental Working Group,

The problem: Chemicals, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), in the lining of the bag, are part of a class of compounds that may be linked to infertility in humans, according to a recent study from UCLA. In animal testing, the chemicals cause liver, testicular, and pancreatic cancer. Studies show that microwaving causes the chemicals to vaporize—and migrate into your popcorn.They stay in your body for years and accumulate there,” says Naidenko, which is why researchers worry that levels in humans could approach the amounts causing cancers in laboratory animals. DuPont and other manufacturers have promised to phase out PFOA by 2015 under a voluntary EPA plan, but millions of bags of popcorn will be sold between now and then.

The solution: Pop natural kernels the old-fashioned way: in a skillet. For flavorings, you can add real butter or dried seasonings, such as dillweed, vegetable flakes, or soup mix.

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4. Nonorganic Potatoes

The expert: Jeffrey Moyer, chair of the National Organic Standards Board

The problem: Root vegetables absorb herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides that wind up in soil. In the case of potatoes—the nation’s most popular vegetable—they’re treated with fungicides during the growing season, then sprayed with herbicides to kill off the fibrous vines before harvesting. After they’re dug up, the potatoes are treated yet again to prevent them from sprouting. “Try this experiment: Buy a conventional potato in a store, and try to get it to sprout. It won’t,” says Moyer, who is also farm director of the Rodale Institute (also owned by Rodale Inc., the publisher of Prevention). “I’ve talked with potato growers who say point-blank they would never eat the potatoes they sell. They have separate plots where they grow potatoes for themselves without all the chemicals.”

The solution: Buy organic potatoes. Washing isn’t good enough if you’re trying to remove chemicals that have been absorbed into the flesh.

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5. Farmed Salmon

The expert: David Carpenter, MD, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany and publisher of a major study in the journal Science on contamination in fish.

The problem: Nature didn’t intend for salmon to be crammed into pens and fed soy, poultry litter, and hydrolyzed chicken feathers. As a result, farmed salmon is lower in vitamin D and higher in contaminants, including carcinogens, PCBs, brominated flame retardants, and pesticides such as dioxin and DDT. According to Carpenter, the most contaminated fish come from Northern Europe, which can be found on American menus. “You can only safely eat one of these salmon dinners every 5 months without increasing your risk of cancer,” says Carpenter, whose 2004 fish contamination study got broad media attention. “It’s that bad.” Preliminary science has also linked DDT to diabetes and obesity, but some nutritionists believe the benefits of omega-3s outweigh the risks. There is also concern about the high level of antibiotics and pesticides used to treat these fish. When you eat farmed salmon, you get dosed with the same drugs and chemicals.

The solution: Switch to wild-caught Alaska salmon. If the package says fresh Atlantic, it’s farmed. There are no commercial fisheries left for wild Atlantic salmon.

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6. Milk Produced with Artificial Hormones

The expert: Rick North, project director of the Campaign for Safe Food at the Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility and former CEO of the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society

The problem: Milk producers treat their dairy cattle with recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH or rBST, as it is also known) to boost milk production. But rBGH also increases udder infections and even pus in the milk. It also leads to higher levels of a hormone called insulin-like growth factor in milk. In people, high levels of IGF-1 may contribute to breast, prostate, and colon cancers. “When the government approved rBGH, it was thought that IGF-1 from milk would be broken down in the human digestive tract,” says North. As it turns out, the casein in milk protects most of it, according to several independent studies. “There’s not 100% proof that this is increasing cancer in humans,” admits North. “However, it’s banned in most industrialized countries.”

The solution: Check labels for rBGH-freerBST-freeproduced without artificial hormones, or organic milk. These phrases indicate rBGH-free products.

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7. Conventional Apples

The expert: Mark Kastel, former executive for agribusiness and codirector of the Cornucopia Institute, a farm-policy research group that supports organic foods

The problem: If fall fruits held a “most doused in pesticides contest,” apples would win. Why? They are individually grafted (descended from a single tree) so that each variety maintains its distinctive flavor. As such, apples don’t develop resistance to pests and are sprayed frequently. The industry maintains that these residues are not harmful. But Kastel counters that it’s just common sense to minimize exposure by avoiding the most doused produce, like apples. “Farm workers have higher rates of many cancers,” he says. And increasing numbers of studies are starting to link a higher body burden of pesticides (from all sources) with Parkinson’s disease.

The solution: Buy organic apples. If you can’t afford organic, be sure to wash and peel them.

December 9, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment

GMO Pesticides – Not Good For Your Family

Differing studies

Cultivation of genetically modified plants: more or less pesticide?

(17.11.2009) Two current studies on the environmental influence of genetically modified (GM) plants arrive at differing results. According to one study, significantly more pesticide has been applied to fields since the cultivation of genetically modified plants began in 1996. The other study books substantial environmental relief through GM plants.

One study, authored by Charles Benbrook and published by the American non-governmental organisations The Organic Center and Union of Concerned Scientists, has come to a negative result: since the market entry of herbicide-resistant GM plants in the USA in 1996, the quantity of applied herbicidehas increased by 175 million kilogrammes, of which 46 per cent fall in the years 2007 and 2008 alone. According to Benbrook, primarily in the south of the USA numerous weeds have spread in the meanwhile that have developed resistance to the herbicide agent glyphosate (Roundup) suited to the GM plants. Many farmers attempt to combat these weeds through higher doses of glyphosate or through the application of other herbicide agents. For this reason, a further increase in the amount of deployed pesticide may be expected.

In contrast, a positive balance is found in the study conducted by the British agricultural economist Graham Brookes (PG Economics). He ascertained a world-wide decrease in the application of herbicide between 1996 and 2007 due to the cultivation of GM plants. According to the study, approximately 200 million fewer kilogrammes of herbicide were deployed. However, in contrast to Benbrook, Brookes did not compare the total quantity of herbicide deployed but the quantities of active agent. In the case of soy, according to Brooks, a reduction in deployed herbicide agent of 4.6 per cent in comparison to the level of 1996 was found as a result of the cultivation of herbicide-resistant varieties. In the case of cotton, this figure was 15 per cent.

With regard to insect-resistant plants, the studies arrive at similar conclusions: Benbrook determined a reduction in the application of plant protection agents by 28 million kilogrammes since 1996 as a result of the cultivation of Bt maize and Bt cotton.

According to Brookes, the worldwide application sank by as much as 157 million kilogrammes. Once again, this was stated in terms of the active agent. For this study, primarily cotton contributed to environmental relief through insecticide reduction. However, neither China nor India, which have large field areas of Bt cotton, were addressed by Benbrook.

In total, Brookes calculates a global environmental relief of 17 per cent due to the lowered need for insecticide and herbicide in the cultivation of GM plants. In contrast, Charles Benbrook states the stark increase in glyphosate-resistant weeds as the primary problem. As a result, he expects rising costs, declining yields and increasing environmental strain.

November 29, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment

DIY Cure Cancer – Impressive Site

Have not done any fact-check on this but how this lady cured herself of cancer is impressive!  She uses Gerson therapy.


Conquering that Enemy

Called Cancer – Alternatively

I am living proof of conquering sickness, and I climbed my mountain with strength, energy, vitality and abundant life.

Cancer is an enemy that strikes with fear, pain, and death. We face confusion, chaos, and devastation. Our emotions run out of control with anger, bitterness, and resentment. Both the individual and loved ones are facing individually the “enemy called cancer” with no answers.

Is it possible to conquer the “enemy”?  If so how?   It is time for you and your loved ones to conquer “your mountain”.

No Surgery, No Chemo, No Radiation, No Drugs

Together we will share “Gems” of truth and

discover how our bodies heal.

Here I am 7 years later.  I am here to share with you the “Gems” of truth I discovered along the way.

That phone call, appointment, or announcement of cancer changes you and your family’s life!

I know.  I was struggling with fatigue, weakness, and a general unrest.  I decided to go for a check-up.  It was a Friday.

I went for a routine mammogram.  They requested to do a simple biopsy.

I thought it was based on my age.  How naïve I was?

The following day, Saturday, we received the phone call from the surgeon saying I had cancer, two locations, two types.  They wanted me in for mastectomy on Monday.

When asked the prognosis? They suggested 6 months or so if I did not respond, maybe 2.5 – 5 years as I followed the medical regimen.

I did not like either answer.

We turned to God Almighty, asking what we should do.  We had learned to hear His Voice.  We each listened individually and then shared our response.  God, through Jesus Christ, spoke the same things to each of us.

He would Heal.  He, Jesus Christ, would teach us to live and care for our bodies.

I was led to many therapy individuals and websites.  I chose to turn my back on surgery, chemo, radiation, and other medical treatments and drugs.  I would follow natural options that could be done in the confines of our home.

Whether you have chosen the medical route or another route of healing  – you will begin a journey of discovering “Gems” of truth and regain a life of strength, energy and vitality.

Although I will share about cancer – theses “Gems” of truth really apply to every illness, debilitation, or affliction.

My passion is to teach and give hope. I desire to be a part in giving abundant life, health, and energy back to you and your family.

Together, we will share solutions to every aspect of our lives, spirituallyemotional, mentally, andphysically. You may not agree with everything, however please think of our sharing as a “buffet” table.  Take what you need and leave the rest.

I will share again and again how I conquered the enemy called cancer in my life and the preventive measures for my family.  It is my desire that you and your family are and will find the same healing.

ABOUT ME – My Life

I went to college and trained in nutrition and counseling.  I attained both my B.S. degree and Master’s degree.  I taught school (7th – adult) for 17 years and then worked in the corporate world.

I changed my eating habits and purchased food from the market place.  I enjoyed the convenience of

  • fast food,
  • cooked food,
  • microwaves,
  • processed food, and
  • prepared frozen dinners and
  • all the other conveniences of moving into the 21st century.

30 years later I faced herniated discs, arthritis, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, aches and pains, edge of diabetics, overweight, and finally cancer with a death sentence of 2 – 5 years at best.

Would my body heal itself?  How do I begin to turn back to the basics?

I made my choice to chose to conquer cancer alternatively.

7 years later, my body has and is continually renewing itself.  All the diseases and afflictions have ceased.  My last area of healing is in reduced weight.  As my liver continues to heal, the metabolism will change and the weight will come off naturally.  The body will shed, and continually work, to create the optimal health and weight.

Early Experiences from farm life that influenced me

I grew up on a Wisconsin farm.  My parents chose to raise our crops and animals without using chemicals, fertilizers, and hormones.  I saw and experienced the difference.

I worked closely with my Dad on the farm.  He was always careful to give back to the earth plenty of nutrients.  That was the foundation of our next year’s crop.

If an animal was sick, it was cleaned up and separated from the rest of the animals.  The animal was given extra tender love and care and special food to strengthen it’s immune system.  Most of the time, the animal recovered.

It has always amazed me that we become sick we are separated from the family and in the hospital we are given sodas, puddings, jello, and other foods that does not seem to build the immune system.

A few years ago when monies were more abundant, we had our lawn commercial cared for.  The lawn became very lush and green.

I was diagnosed with cancer and chose to go alternatively.  Our monies were redirected toward investments in my health.

It has been interesting to see how quickly the dandelions, thistles and quack grass took over our lawn.  The thistles and weeds are more abundant than before we worked with the commercial lawn care.

As I considered what had happened, I realized that the commercial lawn care did not feed nutrients to our lawn, thereby killing the thistles and weeds.  They only masked the problem with chemicals and fertilizers that killed the weeds and thistles initially.  Every season the chemicals and fertilizers had to be repeated.

Now, each time I mow the lawn, I am reminded that the same thing is happening inside my body.

I can choose to go medically and through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation the cancer cells can be killed.  It seems as though all is well.  However the immune system has not been strengthened.

As a result the cancer often returns more vigorous than before.

Each time I mow and work on my lawn I am reminded of my Dad when he said “The way you kill weeds is by giving the earth more nutrients.  The weeds and thistles will choke themselves. The crops will grow and produce.”

I believe that is similar to fighting cancer.  As I strengthen my immune system and detoxify my body of all the chemicals, pesticides, hormones, additives and preservatives, my body will regenerate and kill the cancer.

Seven years later I live to speak truth to the need to feed my body.  I am reminded of the scripture verse: Galations 6:7 “What you sow you will reap”

I choose to sow health options and to reap health and vitality.


November 21, 2009 Posted by | DIY Health, Healthy Alert, Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment

Muscle Testing – Touch For Health – John Thie – Vianna Stibal – Lifonics

Notochemo: The same website below at publishes the following about Vianna Stibal and below that, I have extracted Vianna’s claim to her technique.  Make your own judgement to decide between Lifonics and Theta Healing.






Dear Trisha,

I have received an email from you this morning about Lifonics and have been reading it with interest.  It would seem that you have taken ThetaHealing and renamed it.  I understand that ThetaHealing develops in its own way for everyone who works with it.  We find ways to improve on the Basic tools and the speed and depth to which it works increases as time goes on.  Many new experiences, insights and intriguing ways to work with Source come flooding through; this is the beauty of being ‘connected’.


What I don’t understand is why you are separating yourself from that Oneness and competing in a way that appears to show, that you have taking what you have learned from Vianna and remodeled it without even a mention of who or what inspired you.

It looks and feels to me like plagiarism and I’m wondering how you justify this.

With Intrigue
A Reader


Hi Reader,

There are some elements in Lifonics–such as the potential power of belief and feeling work–that I learned when I was a ThetaHealer: elements that exist also in Psych, EFT, etc. and which Vianna actually took from her years as a Religious Scientist and did not credit them with. She also took many elements from shamanism, common ways of psychically working with people. etc. that have no uniqueness in the way they are presented in ThetaHealing. ThetaHealing is essentially a mish-mash of other techniques, with the addition of “Creator,” a dark entity that Vianna claims is God or the All but which hundreds—perhaps even thousands—of people have experienced as otherwise.

Elements, such as belief work, that Lifonics also utilizes I fully credit Vianna and others with in my manuals, which you have not seen. Also, if you look at you will see that I also credit ThetaHealing on my Lifonics website for the useful elements—really just the belief and feeling work—that I learned there.

Actually, Evolutionary Technique has been a much bigger influence on me than ThetaHealing. I credit it too and, unlike Vianna, Evolutionary Technique founder Soleira Green invites all of her students to utilize principles that she has developed in their own classes–principles that are so powerful compared to ThetaHealing that everyone who takes her training goes 2-3 paradigms beyond the rather outdated paradigm ThetaHealing is based on.

If you took Lifonics courses, you would see that they too are based on a whole new paradigm way more advanced than what ThetaHealing is doing and that most of the Lifonics processes have little or nothing to do with anything in ThetaHealing. Even belief and feeling work is done in an entirely different way in Lifonics (more based on Radionics) than in ThetaHealing.

In Lifonics there is no “Creator,” which is a very dangerous entity to work with. In Lifonics it not a matter of connecting with something outside of yourself, as in ThetaHealing, but of viscerally stepping into your massive mega being, actually becoming yourself the All, and working from there.

This is another place where Lifonics differs from ThetaHealing. In Lifonics we don’t just give lip service to oneness; we actually work from the visceral feeling and realization that we are all unique expressions of One Being. The LifeForce energy that makes me alive is virtually identical to your LifeForce energy. And in Lifonics, we really feel our oneness—especially when we are in our true massive mega being—and we evolve new ways of living, playing, and working in the world from there. In contrast, ThetaHealing talks about oneness, but its whole organization is around an implicit belief in separateness: Creator is a separate energy practitioners must connect with, there are separate Planes of Existence, other people are relatively small separate entities from us with “problems” to be solved, etc.

One of the most important elements of Lifonics (which is wholly absent in ThetaHealing) is the practice of looking at the massive mega being of the client and seeing what they are truly up to in the world, what their life purpose and gifts are, and how they can best manifest these in their lives. I call this looking at a person’s magnificence. It is dazzling both for the practitioner and the client and can, by itself, totally transform the client’s life forever, changing hundreds of beliefs and feelings automatically.

Another huge difference is that instead of ThetaHealing’s focus on “problems” that need to be changed and what is “wrong” with the client, Lifonics looks at what the higher potential of each challenge is and what is really right with the client. This includes showing the client concretely how each challenge is a perfect opportunity for them to go to the next level of growth in their lives and showing them how to use it as such. When the higher potential is revealed and the client steps into that energy, “problems” disappear. And this happens in a painless, pleasant (even ecstatic), and uplifting way.

I hope this gives you a rudimentary understanding of some of the major differences between ThetaHealing and Basic Lifonics! If you read carefully the descriptions of the 14 Lifonics classes, you will see that they actually have very little in common with ThetaHealing.

When the information (that later changed and became Lifonics) first started coming to me, I thought it could be incorporated into ThetaHealing. I offered it as such to Vianna who (via her husband Guy)—without seeing any of my materials—immediately threatened to sue me if I didn’t: destroy the courses I was developing, take mention of them off my website, promise to never teach such courses again, and apologize to Vianna for ever having dreamed of such courses.

As this shocking correspondence between the Stibals and me played out, it was an eye-opening experience to find out how Vianna and her husband Guy don’t live at all according to the principles of ThetaHealing. For them, life is about competition, separation, hierarchy, and insulting, disparaging, and beating down anyone who will not tow the line with them. I am now in contact with many former ThetaHealers who have been traumatized by Guy and Vianna’s brutal treatment of them over the years.

I also, along the way, found out about many of the lies Vianna tells her students (for example, she did NOT have an instant healing from her cancer, as she claims), her many plagiarisms (Religious Science, medical texts in her incredibly inaccurate and even dangerous Intuitive Anatomy course, etc.), and her many legal misrepresentations (she has no registered trademark on ThetaHealing, she has no copyright on any of the ideas she uses–only the way she states them in her manuals–and the contract she forces teachers to sign is illegal in multiple ways). I already knew about many of the inaccuracies in her work, but the above was quite disheartening.

And it was not fun finding out how many ThetaHealers have some version of the belief, “Vianna must be obeyed,” which she implants subliminally in susceptible people—teachers and practitioners—who take her courses (which the teachers then pass on to others). Vianna, according to some who know her, has had a guru complex for many years and cannot let go of that adoration so that she can actually truly empower and free people. Whereas I believe that healing and coaching work should make people freer, more empowered in all ways, and able to be independent.

I think that the mind control in ThetaHealing is shameful. When I had the Creator entity attachment removed from me, I felt a subtle part of myself return which had been absent without my realizing it during the whole time I was a ThetaHealer. My wish for all ThetaHealers is that they may wake up and recover this valuable part of themselves that has been lost.

Because of my insistence on truth, on freedom, and on expanding healing in the world, and because of my “disrespect” toward Vianna (because I think and act independently) and Guy’s assertion that my new classes give me an “unfair advantage” over others, Vianna suspended my 4 teaching certificates (which makes no practical difference to me since I wasn’t teaching ThetaHealing classes anymore anyway). In case you are interested in the correspondence between us, I am attaching it here. It will soon be on my ThetaHealing website too for all to see. Despite Vianna and Guy’s ill treatment of me, I sincerely wish them very well. I think there are a positive elements in ThetaHealing, which I continue to mention on my ThetaHealing website, though I don’t do ThetaHealing anymore myself (Lifonics is so much more powerful).

I hope this helps you to understand the situation. I don’t feel that I am in competition with anyone. I feel my oneness with all beings, and I believe in cooperating for the highest and best good of all. All people can heal themselves and facilitate healing for others, and they can do so through a variety of different modalities. That’s why I am so open about healing modalities and promote so many different ones on my Healer Database ( so that everyone can get the help that is best for them. All healers—and all human beings—are my brothers and sisters.

Lots of love to you,




(Here, from the same website where I extracted the correspondence above, is more about Trisha’s experiences about Vianna Stibal.)

did vianna have an instant healing?


ThetaHealing is based on founder Vianna Stibal’s claim that she healed herself instantly of terminal cancer using its principles. This alleged spectacular occurrence is what validates in ThetaHealing practitoners’ and teachers’ minds the ability of ThetaHealing to effect instant physical cures in clients. But did this healing actually take place?
Three different people who were very close to Vianna at the time have assured me that it did not—they say she recovered from the cancer over a long period of time through natural methods.
This was a very shocking revelation to me at first, even though I was in the process of leaving ThetaHealing already at the time. It did, though, explain some things that I had found puzzling.


  • When I went to take teacher training and met Vianna for the first time, her energy field looked rather weak to me and she was sniffling constantly. I wondered why she didn’t heal her runny nose if she had healed herself of cancer. Also, there was a lot of sickness I noticed in her immediate circle—her husband’s psoriasis and her massage therapist’s asthmatic son being just two examples—that she did not seem to be addressing. (I now understand that one of her little granddaughters has been in and out of the hospital many times and Vianna has never even attempted to help her.) Granted, you cannot heal someone who is not willing and who won’t let go of certain beliefs and feelings, but wouldn’t Vianna’s own family be willing to have her work on them and be open to changing?
  • Vianna has some major health crisis almost every year. I understand, by the way, that she has now had surgery to fix her nose, but last year (2008) she fell into a coma, before that she had congestive heart failure, she’s been in serious auto accidents (one she even sued her husband Guy over to get insurance money, saying that she had suffered permanent injury in the court documents), etc. Someone close to her told me that she also carries around a bag of pharmaceutical drugs that she frequently takes. Why not use ThetaHealing to heal herself of all that and, better yet, not let any serious health conditions develop, if she could do so?
  • In Vianna’s latest edition (2008) of her general book, ThetaHealing, she talks about how she instantly healed herself of bone cancer in the late 1990’s and that this was the genesis of ThetaHealing—her shrunken leg bone immediately returned to full length and strengthened when the healing happened. But in other talks and in earlier books (I understand the first edition of her first book has a very different story, but I haven’t been able to get a copy of it), her story has varied. Since her alleged instant healing (not just before the healing took place, as she now says in her latest general book), Vianna has given the following different accounts (and more) of what happened:
    • Vianna had blood cancer.
    • Vianna had lymphoma.
    • Vianna had bone cancer.
    • Vianna healed herself in front of her office.
    • Vianna healed herself inside of her office with other healing colleagues in attendance.
    • Vianna healed herself at home in front of her family.


So you can take your pick of which story to believe. You do wonder, though, why if the instant healing really did occur, Vianna’s story about it has kept changing. Each version of the story has become more dramatic. Could it be that Vianna doesn’t remember what she said from one time to the other (the various editions of her main book have been based largely on recordings of talks she’s given) and looks each time to create the best story? The founding story of ThetaHealing seems to be just that: a story.

About Vianna Stibal – Founder of ThetaHealing™

My name is Vianna. I am the founder of the technique ThetaHealing™. In 1995 I received an instant healing from cancer through the Creator of All That Is. Since then, I have healed myself through the Creator many times using ThetaHealing™.

From the first time that I had an Instantaneous Healing my curiosity has always been the same; “what made my leg heal so fast?” Years later I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Yet again I found another way to make my heart heal incredibly fast. Once again I asked the same question, “what made my body heal so fast?” Perhaps the correct question should be “why did I have to get sick in the first place?” As always, the Creator answered me with the same patience. I was told, “Vianna you have a resilient body. You should bless your body. Encourage your body, don’t discourage it.”

I’ve witnessed thousands of instant healings with my clients and my students. I have spent my time since 1995 showing others how to do this simple meditation and receive results. In 2000 I began to certify others to teach it.

ThetaHealing™ is best described as a way to tap into clear answers. It also enables the participant to find limiting beliefs and change them instantly. No long goals, no reading affirmations, no voodoo who-do, just a simple realization and decision to change them and then witnessing the Creator instantly change them. The Four Level Belief Work was shown to me to help my clients.

After I was healed from cancer, people found me. The very sick came in droves. I asked the Creator how to help them. Some got better with just simple Healings. Others did not, and I was told they believed they should be sick. Working with Belief Systems was not new to me at the time. I had been married to a hypnotist and despite our differences he was good at what he did. But hypnosis was a long process. Some of the beliefs were genetic and historic. God showed me the Four Level Belief Work after I remarried my man from Montana, Guy Stibal. The results were amazing people came from everywhere to be healed and taught. Then the Feeling Work was formed. The ThetaHealing™ book and Advanced ThetaHealing™ describe the technique. There are certified teachers in ThetaHealing™ everywhere as I share my answers and prayers with the world. Most of the teachers I’ve taught are amazing, only a few have brought me heartache. Still I am driven by a sense of purpose to share what I know. I know that there is a Creator and we are part of it. That we are divine and as we clear limiting beliefs, all things are possible. I cannot deny that I was healed as my x-rays of my leg are a constant reminder. I have watched things instantly appear (with witnesses of course.) I healed my car (with witnesses of course.) I have seen people heal and others that did not. But I have a knowing that the Creator is Real and no matter what religion you are you can tap into it.

I have dedicated my life to the Creator, teaching others the realization that we are one. Through this journey, I have found ways of helping myself and others to have health, love and joy.

ThetaHealing™’s amazing success is based on the purity of the work and the devotion of its teachers and practitioners that love and spread this work over many cultures. Each teacher and practitioner brings their own amazing experience, but the technique stays pure.


November 17, 2009 Posted by | DIY Health, Healthy Alert | 2 Comments

Anne Frahm –

Anne Frahm documented her recovery to cancer by using alternative health methods (after conventional medicine failed).  In the end, she passed away and her husband has provided this letter to explain what/why/how Anne succumbed to toxicity despite her previous success with alternative health methods.  You can visit the site provided below to read more of what Anne left to others who need help with cancer.  David Frahm has lodge programs in Colorado Springs, Colorado to help people regain or maintain health.


“Dear Friends:

As you have no doubt heard, my dear wife Anne Frahm went home to be with Jesus on Feb. 5th. On the 9th we celebrated her life with several hundred friends and family who gathered in tribute. Many in the audience were there because Anne had given them help and hope in the face of their own health battles. Hers is now over, but the ministry of HealthQuarters remains as a reflection of her heart for others. The kids and I miss her, but rejoice that she’s in good hands and loving it. She’s run away with a better man, and that’s OK by me.

So what happened?

The autopsy reads that she died from cancer that had returned to her backbone and pleural lining of her lungs. Fluid was also accumulating in the sack around her heart, which in the end caused it to quit working.

But why did this happen? Wasn’t Anne doing what she knew to do to keep cancer cells in check?

The answer to that is yes. We were working very hard at all that we knew to do. Through our years of study we’d come to subscribe to the notion that there’s really only one disease of the body, and that’s toxicity. Cancer, and all other so-called diseases, are really just symptoms of a system in disrepair–a body that has become so overwhelmed with a toxic buildup that it can’t perform the self-healing and protective functions God designed within it.

For the last year or so Anne had been plagued by troublesome symptoms in her system. Blood tests revealed a rise in her CEA rate (a tumor marker), to which she’d responded by redoubling her efforts at juice fasting and internal cleansing. We’d also begun seeing a “wholistic-minded” MD who traced the source of the development of a small tumor in her ovaries to infection in her jaw bone beneath a certain tooth. A “biologically-trained” dentist (a dentist who recognizes that what goes on in the mouth impacts the rest of the entire body) drilled a little hole in the bone and flooded the infected area with homeopathic medicines to kill the offending bacteria. The ovarian tumor went away.

That experience taught us how devastating jaw bone infections (known as cavitations) can be to one’s health. Little did we know then that there were other cavitations yet to be detected. Finally, afier two more rounds of identifying and injecting various cavitation sites, oral surgery was strongly suggested. A month and a half before her death, in some back-pain at this point but not to the point of being immobile as she later became, Anne had three areas in her jaw laid open. Two were places where bone had never healed after the extraction of wisdom teeth 25 years previous. These empty holes, in direct contact with her sinuses, had become breeding grounds for a bacterial build up. The third site, a place in her lower right jaw, proved to be a nasty mass of pus. Early indications show that both aflatoxin and botulism, two very toxic and life threatening bacteria, were present. (By the way, cavitations are not only potentially deadly, but for the most part silent. Very seldom is there any pain associated with their existence. Guess it’s important for us all to regularly call upon professionals trained to be able to identify them.)

Although all three cavitation sites were cleaned thoroughly, the lower right quickly became reinfected. In fact, getting that cavitation dealt with (and any others that might’ve shown themselves) was top on our list of priorities as I loaded up our van on February 1, preparing to drive Anne down to see our specially trained dentist (in another state). Anne’s body, however, would not cooperate. She had become so depleted and immobile over the last weeks that she couldn’t raise herself that morning from the recliner she’d used for sleep over the last six months. Her pain was excruciating. It became abundantly clear to me that I needed to get her into the local hospital and get her some spot radiation to see if that would help her regain mobility.

Radiation was something she swore she’d never do again to her body after her first experience nearly ten years previous. It was an emotionally hard decision for me to make, but my only option. My intent was to see if we couldn’t get the tumor load on her spine reduced, then get her back to doing all the dental detoxing and immune system rebuilding.

Perhaps that raises yet another question worth trying to address. With all the juice fasting, internal cleansing, and immune system building Anne had been doing for years (and in fact helped her get well the first time around), should that not have taken care of the jaw infections without the need of injections and surgery?

Theoretically, yes. However, in Anne’s case there were complicating factors weighing heavily upon her body’s ability to build and maintain immune system power.

In teaching people who come to our Lodge to work at improving their heath, I liken our bodies to cars. As we go through life we tend to pick up various rocks (through our own choices or the impact of things outside our control) and put them in our “trunks”, which puts a growing burden on our whole system. At some point the growing pile of rocks may get too heavy, causing a break down.

In Anne’s case, at least five very large rocks remained in her trunk up until the end. The cavitation rock, of course, which I’ve been explaining. The other four was mercurv toxicity (having to do with dental fillings in her mouth), parasites, iron poisoning (having to do with blood transfusions) and bitter-root-judgements (having to do with emotional/spiritual issues).

Mercurv toxicity. Over the years Anne had collected a total of 14 mercury fillings in as many teeth.

If you’ve got silver fillings in your own mouth, they’re at least 50% mercury. Mercury, although easy to use in dentistry, is also the most toxic non radioactive substance on the planet. It’s so nasty that it’s now illegal to bury it in the ground. For many years the American Dental Association claimed that once it’s buried in your teeth, however, that it’s all right. In 1985 that notion was proven conclusively wrong. Mercury fillings do leak mercury fumes every time one chews.

There is no safe exposure to mercury. Those who have studied these things say that more than four mercury fillings in one’s teeth present a very dangerous situation. As I said, Anne had 14.

Afew years back she’d had all her mercury fillings (otherwise known as amalgams) replaced with nontoxic substances. She’d turned off the mercury ‘faucet”. Unfortunately, there were still the pools in her body to mop up. Once in the bloodstream, mercury has an affinity for the brain, kidneys and liver.

In Anne’s last year, our ‘wholistic-minded” MD did some testing which revealed three things: 1) Anne’s body was detoxing mercury from her brain tissues, 2) her kidneys (the only way out of the body for mercuries) were under heavy stress, and 3) her liver was in reverse spin, no doubt caused in whole or part due to mercury. (All organs in the body have an electrical spin to them, and they spin in the right direction. Nutrients are spun in, toxins spun out. When an organ is in reverse or left spin, toxins are spun in and nutrients out– the exact opposite of what is healthy.)

In addition, he told us that parasites are attracted to and feed off mercury. Further testing revealed that Anne was battling two specific types of parasites in her system: 1) Giardia, a microscopic parasite often found in mountain streani water and surrounding tap water, and 2)Taenia, also known as a tapeworm.

It’s not unusual that Anne was dealing with parasites. Most of us have them. Growing up in the Midwest we knew that farmers made it a practice to de-worm their livestock and their kids twice a year. It’s a good idea for all of us to do a parasite cleanse at least twice a year. Anne’s problem with getting rid of them was the chow line of mercury locked up in her system. And when parasites find the mercury, they bring with them bacteria, viruses and very toxic excrement.

Well, that’s a lot of info, some of which you may not understand. Suffice it to say that mercury in her system was putting heavy stress on her body’s ability to heal and protect itself. Mercury rapidly depletes the immune system. We were doing some things to help her body purge it as fast as possible, but as I said her kidneys were having trouble. Mercury has the potential to impair kidney filtration by 50%.

Dentist Edward Arana writes, “Mercury and other heavy metals from dental fillings contribute to all chronic disease states.”

Iron poisoning. During the bone marrow transplant which she’d undergone some eight years previously, Anne had received in excess of 150 blood transfusions. With each introduction of new blood to her system came a whopping load of iron. Had she still been menstruating, her body would have been able to discharge any excess iron accumulating. However, chemotherapy had sent her system into menopause.

Excess iron had no way of escaping her body. Theoretically, chelation therapy should have been able to help. Chelation is the introduction of a certain chemical agent into the bloodstream via an intravenous drip in an effort to bind with excess iron and /or other heavy metals and flush them from the system. Trouble was, every time we tried it, very little impact was made on her iron (ferritin) levels, while at the same time it wreaked havoc on her magnesium stores. (Same thing happened when we tried to use chelation to fitish the mercury from her system). When magnesium is low, muscle pain is high. Hers would sore off the charts! She would get muscle spasms in her feet that would drive her to tears. They would be so intense that I’d fear she’d break a bone.

Although the normal range of ferritin (iron) in the blood is between 10-291, Anne’s was near 1600 at the time of her death. Chelation had not been working for us. We’d thought about bloodletting, basically having blood drawn and throwing it away. However, unsure her system could handle that, we never tried it.

So what’s the problem with having too much iron in one’s blood? First, according to Maria de Sousa of the Sloan-Kettering Cancer Research Institute, bacteria have a ravenous need for iron. What a food supply the bacteria in Anne’s jaw bone and elsewhere must have had! No wonder we were having trouble killing it off.

Secondly, white blood cells, our protective agents against both bacteria and cancer cells, are attracted to the iron in bacteria, thus making contact and killing them. However. when there are excess stores of iron in a body, our white blood cells attach themselves to this excess iron and are thus unavailable for our protection. Bacteria thrive. Cancer cells multiply and form tumors.

Iron poisoning was indeed a heavy rock in Anne’s “trunk” which we never did figure out how to unload from her system. I suppose there would have been a way had we given more attention and priority to it–maybe bloodletting would have helped after all. Bottom line, with all else that we were trying to do for her, and with our frustrations with her body’s response to chelation therapy, we just didn’t know that dealing with iron poisoning was as important as it was. Only as I’ve had time to review the battle plan in retrospect was I able to put two and two together.

And finally, the other significant rock in Anne’s trunk–bitter-root-judgement. Let me confess right up front that I’m not as informed in this element of the emotional/mental side of fighting cancer as I expect to be shortly. It was only in the last six months of Anne’s life that I began to see more clearly how the judgements we form against ourselves and carry- around inside us play perhaps the most important role in the health of our bodies.

John Diamond, MD observes that the emotional components of cancer are ~the most important and least addressed by conventional medicine. As children, sometimes even as babies or in the womb, we are wounded by circumstances (parental attitudes, relationships with siblings, and the overall family environment). To survive, we produce a response–many call it a wall–to maintain emotional and biological balance and protect ourselves.”

As I mentioned. in the last year of Anne’s life we’d had the pleasure of building a friendship with a ‘wholistic-minded” MD–a godly Christian man–who knew the importance of asking and granting forgiveness. He taught us that, as mentioned above, things can actually happen to a person, even while still in their mother’s womb, that are emotionally wounding. The resulting emotions, even if not consciously felt in later years, can be subconsciously retained. This can lead to what counselors refer to as “bitter-root-judgements”.

The best I can describe a bitter-root-judgement, is a condemnation you make against yourself subconsciously based upon how you perceive others to have treated you. For instance, if you were the result of an unwanted pregnancy, the emotions of regret and anger expressed by your mother or your father even while you were still in the womb will be perceived by you, the fetus, as rejection. The subconscious judgement you might make against yourself is “I don’t deserve happiness, health and healing” or “I do deserve sadness, pain and punishment”.

Another example would be, suppose your grandfather began to sexually molest you at a very young age. Your parents had no idea, often leaving you and your siblings in the care of this man. When you finally told your parents, you felt their anger at your revealing something that had the power to destroy the family. You also felt rejection–their seeming unwillingness to have protected you from this most vile of childhood experiences.

And yet another example, later in your childhood, in fact in junior high school, a male teacher, much you’re elder, begins to flirt with and fondle you. He calls you into his classroom repeatedly to stay after school. The blinds are pulled and the wrestling match ensues. When the principal and your parents are finally told, you get the impression that it’s somehow your own fault.

Later in life you become a Christian, and you begin to learn the importance of forgiveness. You read in the Bible that we are to forgive others, just as God has forgiven us. And you do. You see the need and you dutifully obey the practice of forgiving all the wrong done you in your early years–your formative years.

But there are some things that happened to you that you don’t even remember; things that your subconscious may be hanging on to but are not consciously felt. The subconscious which runs your body apart from your will–known as your autonomic nervous system–will actually begin to shut down various organs and systems in the body in response to the judgement that ‘I don’t deserve happiness,  health and healing”.

Then too, every now and then something will happen in your life as an adult that will trigger that subconsciously held bitter-root-judgement, again resulting in negative shut down by the autonomic  nervous system.

The key to overcoming this barrier to health and healing is to spend a lot of time every day in  prayer practicing forgiveness–forgiving people at every stage (fetus, child, adolescent, adult), and every age within each stage. Keeping short accounts with God. Not letting things fester. All the examples that I’ve shared above of potentiallv verv devastating situations actuallv happened to Anne. Imagine the depth of shame and rejection she must~ve felt, and later the anger. Scientists tell us that emotions impact tissues. Without question the emotions deeply imprinted on Anne’s psyche at an early age had an impact on her health as an adult. Yes, she was doing her best to practice forgiveness. If you asked her if she bore any anger or grudges, she’d have said no. To the best of her abilities, she’d forgiven all the wrong done her. But I do believe that her autonomic nervous system was still responding to that deeply held judgement that “I don’t deserve happiness health and healing.”

As I’ve mentioned, our MD friend was helping us learn how to detoxifi her mind and emotions. Still, she struggled. We were making definite progress, but the disease process overwhelmed her body before adequate emotional/spiritual healing could be reached.

Anne was a wonderful, caring, sensitive, artistic, cause-orientated woman whom I loved deeply and will miss always. She was also a deeply wounded soul, scarred by sin which so often surrounds us in this world–a world which she both loved and hated.

“I’m homesick for Jesus,” she told a friend not long ago.

Well, not anymore!

So my friends, that’s what I think was happening to Anne’s body during her last months. By God~s act of grace, He led her to use nutrition and nontoxic therapies to help her win back her health when cancer first reared its ugly head nearly 10 years ago. The conclusion I’ve come to in watching is that for some people simply cleaning out their liver and colon, improving their digestion, changing to a health promoting diet, and taking supplements will be all they need to regain their health. And indeed, that worked for my wife the first time around.

But for many others (perhaps most others), the cleansing/detoxing process must not stop there. There may be other big rocks to deal within one’s trunk. If left unattended they may get quite troublesome, creating an internal environment in which cancer can once again thrive.

In all healing there is a purpose. I’m fully convinced that His purpose in Anne’s original healing was so that she could launch and lay a firm foundation for the work of HealthQuarters Ministries.

My wife’s experiences have taught me much. Her life was a proving ground–a field studv for many of the things we now teach others who wish to be better stewards of their own health. Through what she experienced, I’ve learned and added to my own understanding of the broader scope of the detoxing process since we originally wrote A Cancer Battle Plan. The book I began writing shortly before her death, A Cancer Battle Plan Manual, will contain all that we learned these last 10 years.

Anne and I shared a common love for poetry. The following, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, was our favorite and motivates me to press on in the face of the hollowness currently residing in my heart.”


November 15, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert, Important Books Movies Websites, No To Chemo | Leave a comment



A friend took this as part of his protocol against prostate cancer.   I’m posting it here in case it can help anyone else.



What is Cantron?

Cantron is an amazing bio-nutritional formulation which helps maintain proper cellular metabolism, immune system function and bolsters the overall health condition.

The Cantron formulation contains a proprietary blend of organic compounds. Many of these compounds belong to the bioflavonoid family – substances usually found in conjunction with vitamin C in nature.
The formula also contains minerals and trace amounts of an important ‘B complex’ vitamin.
The active ingredients are specifically selected for their beneficial roles in cellular respiration (energy production within cells), for their bio-electrical properties, for their powerful antioxidant properties and for their ability to facilitate the body’s normal waste elimination processes.

Cantron is a unique trade secret formulation which is synthesized in a laboratory and can not be duplicated by any party. It is a highly advanced version of the authentic Entelev formula which was created by the brilliant chemist James Vincent Sheridan. Modern technology and newly developed manufacturing techniques have made the Cantron formula more concentrated and more potent than any version ever in existence. We refer to this advanced version as our New Millennium formula.


“Wellness” Benefits of Cantron

Cellular respiration is a chemical reaction in the cell which involves oxygen and produces energy. If the balance of the cellular respiration system is negatively affected through any combination of stress or nutritional deficiency factors, cells do not function properly and cellular damage results. The many electrolyte ingredients in Cantron nurture cells and help to maintain a normal, healthy energy production system within the cell.

The human body is an electrical machine. In fact, every cell in the body is electrical. Consequently, if the bio-electrical system is out of balance, Wellness’ cannot exist. Cantron’s unique electrolyte ingredients help exert a positive effect on the cellular voltage within the cell and simultaneously acts upon specific enzymes within the cell. When the electrical voltage (as well as other nutritional factors) are normal, the body is able to carry out a natural body function called lysing, a system which rids itself of older, less efficient and unhealthy cells.

Antioxidants are important in countering free radical damage to cells. It has been established that free radicals are implicated as a contributor to over 50 different chronic diseases which plague mankind. The immune system itself needs antioxidants as it is the most sensitive organ system in the body, making it prone to attacks from free radicals, more so than any other functioning body system.

Cantron is an excellent chelation agent and detoxifier. It helps maintain the body’s normal ability to rid itself of toxic materials, wastes and blockages – a necessary function of the natural healing process.


Customer Satisfaction Abounds

Cantron has enjoyed a fabulous reputation throughout it’s 23 year history and is rapidly becoming popular all over the world. Tens of thousands of humans (and animals) have experienced Cantron’s remarkable ability to bolster normal healthy functioning. As a result, grateful benefactors have been successful in spreading the good news about this wonderful product. Many nutritionists and other related health professionals now endorse Cantron. Physicians, clinics and hospitals are also becoming aware of Cantron and many research projects to test the efficacy of this compound on human health are getting under way. Anyone can benefit from taking this amazing health giving compound.


Basic Ingredients

Proprietary blend of organic compounds:
Electrolytes, consisting of hydroxyquinones and cyclopentenes.

trace amounts of the B vitamin Inositol

Copper, Sodium, Sulfur, Potassium and traces of Iron, Zinc and Bromine.

Quinones belong to the bioflavonoid family of compounds. They are agents which naturally exist in many plant foods and herbs such as Lapacho, Horse Chestnut and Red Sage. These compounds play a crucial role in cellular respiration.Bioflavonoids are especially potent antioxidants and strong metal chelators. They are chemical compounds that plants produce to protect themselves from parasites, bacteria, and cell injury. Numerous medicinal herbs contain therapeutic amounts of bioflavonoids which are often a major component of an herb’s medicinal activity. The human body cannot produce bioflavonoids, so they must be supplied in the diet. One of the important hydroxyquinones in Cantron is a powerful antioxidant that is also found in spices, vegetables, fruits such as red grapes, red berries and many herbs such as green tea. One of the important cyclopentene compounds in the Cantron formula contributes to healthy cell functioning by influencing cellular voltage and by aiding the body to rapidly lyse (eliminate) unhealthy cell structures.

Sulfur is one of the basic elements of life. It aids in necessary oxidation reactions in the body and protects against toxic substances. Sulfur is necessary for making collagen, the primary constituent of cartilage and connective tissue. Approximately half of the total body’s sulfur is concentrated in the muscles, skin and bones. It is needed to form crucial blood proteins and amino acids. Sulfur adds flexibility and pliability to cell walls which allows fluids to pass through tissue more easily. Sulfur disinfects the blood and protects the protoplasm of cells. It protects against harmful effects of radiation and pollution.

Potassium is an electrolyte which is essential for a healthy nervous system and circulatory system. It is important for chemical reactions within the cells and in transmitting electrochemical impulses. Potassium also regulates the transfer of nutrients through cell membranes. It aids in proper muscle contraction, and helps control the body’s water balance.

Copper is a mild anti-fungal agent which prevents fungus formation in the Cantron product. It is also important for its well known electrical conductivity properties. An essential trace mineral, copper is not manufactured by the body and must be taken in through the diet. It is involved in healing processes, energy production and is also needed for healthy nerves and joints. Copper is needed for oxygen transport. Even a mild deficiency of copper will impair the body’s ability to absorb iron and manufacture hemoglobin. A deficiency also will impair the ability of white blood cells to fight infection. Various enzyme reactions also require copper. It works in balance with zinc and vitamin C to form elastin and collagen, the fundamental proteins making up bones, skin and connective tissue. Copper is also needed for the metabolism of essential fatty acids.

Safety Of Cantron

LD50 toxicity studies prove that Cantron is up to 20 times safer than aspirin. In recent studies, approximately 700 times the normal dose of Cantron was injected into the body cavity of mice with no ill side effects. One woman mistakenly ingested an entire 3 month dosage of Cantron at one sitting and the only negative effect was an acute case of diarrhea. She felt great two days later and went on to receive positive results on her health condition.

Individuals and physicians can include this nutritional therapy as a nutritional adjunct to any treatment modality without fear of any ill effects or contra-indications.

Required Understanding
  • Cantron is offered only as a dietary supplement.
  • Medical Research Products makes no claims nor prescribes this product (or any other product) for the cure, prevention or mitigation of any chronic disease.
  • Cantron is not approved by the FDA or endorsed by the AMA for the treatment of any medical condition.
  • The FDA has not evaluated any statements of “health claims” made by MRP.
  • DO NOT IGNORE THE ADVICE OF YOUR PHYSICIAN. Do not use Cantron in lieu of any life saving treatments which have been prescribed by your physician.
  • Cantron is one very important part of a Total Wellness Program where one treats the whole nature of the individual through nutritional supplementation, diet, exercise, meditation, prayer, etc..
  • Cantron may be taken by itself, however, it is the primary product in our ‘Total Wellness Program’, which is a portfolio of synergistic products designed to stimulate the body’s own natural healing processes.


Ordering Information

Cantron: 32 fl. ounce bottle (lasts 4 months)

  • 1 bottle $190.00
  • 3 bottles ($166.67 each) $500.00
  • 6 bottles ($140.00 each) $840.00
  • 12 bottles ($125.00 each) $1500.00

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November 13, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment

Essiac Tea – Lump on Face Dropped Off

As a result of hubby’s diet, I have been doing most of what he does.

Nov 1, Sun –  I started taking Essiac tea, maybe a cup a day in the morning on an empty stomach.  There is this little grey lump on my face that seemed to get larger in the last month.  I can actually pinch it and it used to be a lot flatter, like a birthmark sort of thing that did not seem too obvious.  But the grey thing was beginning to look like it had a life of its own.  I read up on Raspex which some people swore by but the ingredient of methylparaben concerned me.  I had been taking powdered herbs for the vital organs etc. and the system cleanse tea from but the grey pocket is still there – about a week later, I pinched the lump and something dropped off (I had been pinching at it), I checked the mirror and the lump was gone!  The only difference to my diet is the Essiac tea so I am continuing it as part of my health thing.  Maybe it was the Essiac, maybe it was the combination of what I am doing.

November 13, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert, Hubby's Healing | Leave a comment

Organic Resvaratrol

Below is extracted from a product sold by Costco.  EVERYTHING LOOKS GOOD UNTIL I GOT TO “MAGNESIUM STEARATE” in “Other Ingredients”.  If you search Vitamins or Stearates in my blog, you will see that Stearate is one of the fillers used in supplements to prevent gumming in the capsulating machines  (the high heat of these machines cause the supplements to clog and gum the machines and stearates allow the processing to continue fast and smooth but stearates clog the bodies, so for all the nutrients you are ingesting – which by the way, have been exposed to heat! – you are also ingesting synthetics that are toxic to your body).

As a healthy alternative, eat dark colored grapes (like concorde) and other dark berries.



“Resveratrol 250 is a revolutionary formula specifically designed to maintain heart health and promote longevity.† A potent antioxidant and remarkable anti-aging Isomer, Trans-Resveratrol works to restore cellular energy and slow the signs of aging by triggering the SIRT 1 Longevity Genes. Resveratrol 250 is the only Resveratrol product made with Certified Organic Muscadine super grapes insuring maximum potency and purity.

Red Wine Antioxidant Resveratrol

  • Full Dose of Trans-Resveratrol†
  • Proprietary Super Grape Blend†
  • Activate the ‘Longevity Gene’†
  • Cardiovascular Support†
  • Made with Certified Organic Ingredients

Resveratrol & Your Heart
The antioxidants found in red wine are a powerful ally for strong cardiovascular function. Considered one of the most potent anti-aging substances, red wine. Resveratrol has shown promising results in its ability to help boost circulation, maintain healthy cholesterol levels and inhibit the risk factors of poor heart health.†

Clinical studies indicate the 250 mg of Resveratrol  delivers the level of Resveratrol found in 1000 bottles of red wine. Extracted from the skin and seeds of red wine grapes, the polyphenols in Resveratrol are proactive against free radicals, working to restore cellular energy and limit damage. By making this powerful Resveratrol formula part of your healthy heart regimen, you can enjoy the remarkable, age-fighting benefits of red wine without alcoholic consumption.

Resist the Signs of Aging
Resveratrol 250 mg delivers the ultimate in antioxidant protection for the best defense against aging. Formulated with powerful Resveratrol polyphenols, this high potency formula supplies the suggested dose necessary to activate longevity, fight toxins and promote vitality as you age. Resveratrol 250 mg contains a full dose of Trans-Resveratrol. Just one serving of Resveratrol 250 mg every day may help you resist mental and physical aging, and extend your vitality for years to come.†

A First in Super Nutrition
The American Muscadine grape is known as the ‘super grape.” Rich in polyphenols, the super grape credits its extra chromosome for its surplus of health benefits. As the exclusive provider of organic American super grapes, Resveratrol 250 mg is formulated with this unique fruit for a true nutritional breakthrough. Our organic nature offers what experts believe is the most potent, anti-aging Resveratrol product available today.

Certified Organic
Our certified organic label means that our ingredients are grown through sustainable farming. This practice allows us to provide you with ingredients that contain maximum nutritional and antioxidant values.

†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

As a dietary supplement, take one to two capsules daily.

Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 1 Veggie Capsule
Servings Per Container: 90
Amount Per Serving – % Daily Value:
Proanthocyanidins Proprietary Blend {Muscadine USDA Certified Organic Red Grape & Seed [Vitis rotundifolia(Grape Pomace)]} 200 mg – *, Resveratrol {Wild natural Polygonum Cuspidatum (root extract), containing no less than 250 mg of the Trans-Resveratrol Isomer} 500 mg – *.

* Daily Value not established.

Other Ingredients:
Dicalcium Phosphate, Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule shell), MAGNESIUM STEARATE, Silica.

Allergen Free – Does Not Contain:
Yeast, Corn, Soy, Wheat, Lactose, Citrus, Milk, Egg, Fish Products, Sugar, Salt, Starch, Artificial Coloring, Flavoring, or Added Preservatives.

All ingredients in this product are derived from natural sources.”

November 7, 2009 Posted by | Healthy Alert | Leave a comment