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How To Beat Cancer Naturally by Chris Wark

Recently while surfing Facebook I saw some information from a stage III cancer survivor named Chris Wark. He has his own program now to help others cure their own cancer without deadly chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

I have copied some of his information for you to look through for your own knowledge and understanding. As a disclaimer, I don’t know if his program works. But I do know that chemotherapy and radiation treatments are deadly and only a lucky few survive the treatments. What I also know is that doctors do not try to cure your cancer or even understand the cause of your cancer. What they do is obey the dictates of the pharmaceutical industry and the insurance industry. Any doctor that will try to help you cure your cancer naturally will lose his medical license and be accused of witchcraft. The American cancer treatment system is a $20 billion a year industry. And they are not about to give that up.

You can watch a video that Chris has done below to see how interested you may be in his system.

In the following information, which is fairly lengthy, there are some links to other websites where you may find more information and gain more knowledge about cancer and its natural cures.

If you choose to pursue his program there is a link further down to his webpage.

I hope this information is helpful to you and obviously there are no guarantees that the system works for everyone. But it certainly can’t hurt. You be the wise and knowledgeable consumer and decide for yourself whether this is for you.

Chris Wark talks about his cancer treatment.

I first had surgery to remove the tumor.
I did not have chemo or radiation before the surgery.
During the surgery, the doctor discovered that the cancer had spread to my lymphnodes (Stage 3C).
After surgery, the doctors recommended 9-12 months of chemotherapy.
I declined, which was not a popular decision.

Most of my family thought I was crazy and it took several years and multiple cancer free reports before they came around.
I believe that in some cases, surgery makes sense; to get as much cancer out as possible and to give your body a jump start in dealing with whatever cancerous cells are left.
In other cases, surgery can cause the cancer to spread. It’s a bit of a gamble…
Knowing what I know now, I probably would have postponed surgery, pursued hardcore natural methods first for 90 days, and along the way, would have had the doctors monitor my progress.

If you’ve read my posts on chemotherapy then you know that my reasons to reject chemotherapy were:
Chemo causes permanent damage throughout the body
It destroys your immune system, which is the most critical component in getting well.
Chemo is a highly toxic carcinogen that can cause secondary cancers throughout the body.
The reports of its effectiveness are grossly exaggerated.
A groundbreaking 14-year study was published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in December 2004 called “The Contribution of Cytotoxic Chemotherapy to 5-year Survival in Adult Malignancies”.

Researchers at the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Northern Sydney Cancer Centre studied the 5-year survival rates of chemotherapy on 22 types of cancers in the US and Australia.
They studied 154,971 Americans and Australians with cancer, age 20 and older, that were treated with conventional treatments, including chemotherapy.
Only 3,306 had survival that could be credited to chemotherapy.

Study Results:
“The overall contribution of curative and adjuvant cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults was estimated to be 2.3% in Australia and 2.1 % in The USA”

Study Conclusion:
“As the 5-year survival rate in Australia is now over 60%, it is clear that cytotoxic chemotherapy only makes a minor contribution to cancer survival. To justify the continued funding and availability of drugs used in cytotoxic chemotherapy, a rigorous evaluation of the cost-effectiveness and impact on quality of life is urgently required.”

Chemo Only Contributes About 2%!
The fact that chemo only contributes on average about 2% to the overall 5-year survival rate is very alarming.
This is probably also something that your doctors didn’t (and aren’t likely to) tell you about chemotherapy.
It is important to remember that the “2.1% average” can be deceptive.
Some cancers do respond better to chemo than others.
According to this research, the best results from chemotherapy are in treating Testicular Cancer.
In testicular cancer, chemo is 41.8% effective.
With Hodgkins Disease, chemo it is 35.8% effective.
Still not great.
(Would you hire an auto mechanic who had a 42% success rate at fixing cars?)
You can read and download the entire study HERE.
Make sure you look at the tables on page 3 and 4.
These tables show the survival rate in the US and Australia, with chemo treatments, for each type of cancer.

You will notice that the survival rate for some cancers after chemo treatment has a dash (-).
That means ZERO effectiveness of chemotherapy toward 5-year survival.
And yet chemotherapy is still prescribed as a treatment for these cancers today, over more than a decade after this study was published.
And although not included in this research, chemo does have a better success rate on leukemia and some childhood cancers.

How Effective Is Chemotherapy for Colon and Rectal Cancer?
As for mine and yours, chemotherapy is 1.8% effective toward 5-year survival for colon cancer and 5.4% effective for rectal cancer.
As bad as all this sounds, the reality is actually worse.
Nowhere in the study does it say that the 3,306 patients (2.1%) who made it to the five-year mark were actually cancer free.
The only thing we know is that they were “still alive” at the five-year mark.
It is safe to assume that some of them still had cancer and may have died of cancer later.
I would love to see a follow up on how many of the 5-year survivors actually lived to the 10-year mark.

I imagine the results would be even more brutal.
As far as I know, that study hasn’t happened.
Why Does Chemotherapy Continue to be the Go-To Solution?
So why in the world are doctors continuing to prescribe a treatment that doesn’t work on most cancers? Read my post on The Business of Chemo.

When I was where you are, back in 2004, I also knew chemo was a toxic poison, which is why I didn’t want to do it.
It didn’t make sense to me that I could poison my body back to health.
Nevertheless, in the back of my mind, it was my last resort if nothing else worked.
Today, as I’m writing this post, I know many people (personal friends, as well as folks I’ve met online), whose bodies have been wrecked by chemotherapy.
They’ve spent tens of thousands of dollars on these “treatments” and they still have cancer.

That is why I do what I do here on this site.
I am not a doctor and cannot give cancer treatment advice, but as a friend, I can certainly share what I did.
There’s no law against that! (yet)

What Else Can Be Done Instead of Chemo?

One very powerful approach is converting to the Raw Plant-Based Diet to flood your body with the nutrients it needs to heal itself.
This consists of:
–Juicing
–Fasting
–Giant Salads
–Green Smoothies (giant salad blended up in a powerful blender like a Vita-Mix)
–Coconut Berry Smoothies

Read the books on my Resources page. (https://www.chrisbeatcancer.com)

I also highly recommend Dr. Richard Schultze’s Incurables Program. It is hardcore, but it ain’t chemo! Get it at (https://www.herbdoc.com/)
(I don’t receive any compensation for recommending his program)

Also, you can download for free Chris’s report called “20 Questions for Your Oncologist” by clicking this link: 20 Questions for Your Oncologist

My personal belief is that God has put everything on this earth that we need to heal all our ailments including cancer. There are also some very common sense things that you can do to avoid cancer and cure it if you should get it.

Legal CMA Disclaimer:

Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

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22 Home Remedies for Acne & Pimples

By Claire Goodall

Your skin is your friend. You like your skin. Your skin likes you. It protects you from the elements and literally keeps you together. You, in turn, do your best to protect it from any kind of damage. Then, one day, acne rears its ugly head, and you suddenly hate your skin. What do you do then? Turn to harsh chemicals, and expensive scrubs? That’s a fine way to thank a friend who’s been there for you since day one. Your epidermis isn’t at fault here-it can’t help that your hormones are causing all that extra sebum to clog up your pores, or the fact that bacteria is running rampant. If your skin could talk it would say something along the lines of “patience, grasshopper. Treat me right and I shall repay you in kind.”

The point is, natural acne remedies are a good way to get rid of it, or at least hold it at bay. They make you step back and really figure out what’s going on with your skin, and how to work with it. Chances are, your skin will repay you in kind for not simply ravaging it with strange chemicals-and your wallet will probably thank you too.

1. Apply some apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is a powerhouse when it comes to acting as an acne remedy. Why? It kills off the bacteria that may be causing all the trouble in the first place. It also becomes alkaline and balances the pH of your skin, which in turn makes it harder for bacteria to thrive.

To top it off it’s an astringent, like lemon juice, and will help dry up excess oil. Keeping that in mind, don’t overdo and dry out your skin too much. This could cause the sebaceous glands overproduce to compensate, therefore triggering an outbreak.

You will need…
-Pure unfiltered apple cider vinegar
-Fresh water

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using a ratio of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, dip a cotton ball into vinegar and apply it directly to the blemish.
Leave on for at least 10 minutes, or overnight. Reapply several times a day, washing face thoroughly after each time. Make sure to use a moisturizer afterward as well if you feel like your skin is getting dry.

2. Make a cinnamon and honey mask

Honey is sticky, and cinnamon is spicy, and it seems like they’re both things you’d want to avoid getting near your skin. Surprisingly, while it may sound strange, honey and cinnamon make a (literally) killer combo when it comes to acne. Cinnamon has antimicrobial properties so it can help stop bacteria from getting out of hand. If it does, the honey is a natural antibiotic, ready and waiting to wipe the little buggers out.

You will need…
-2 tablespoons of honey
-1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– paper towels

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mix 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon together until they are thoroughly blended and have formed a sort of paste. Apply the mask to your face (or spot treat) and leave on for 10-15 minutes. Rinse off completely, and pat your face dry. This is a sticky mixture, so make sure you have some paper towels at on hand.

3. The land of milk and honey (or yogurt)

While there is quite a bit of hub bub around dairy products causing acne, applied topically it seems that milk can improve your outbreaks and skin tone. The reason it is suggested that milk would cause acne is because of the extra hormones in it-but unless it’s ingested, this doesn’t really do much. For the most part, it just soothes the irritated skin and helps tone down the redness. Cleopatra swore on the milk baths she took, and well, she was Cleopatra. You could also use yogurt. The acids in it are antibacterial while the fat provides moisture, making it quite nourishing for the skin.

You will need…
– 1 tablespoon plain low-fat or full-fat yogurt or milk, anything but skim
– 1 tablespoon of natural, raw, honey

Directions
Let yogurt or milk come to room temperature (or close to) so you don’t get a chilly shock when you put it on your skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of milk or yogurt thoroughly with 1 tablespoon of honey. You can apply the mixture with a cotton pad, but scooping it up and patting it on works just fine as well. Let each layer dry before adding a new one, until the mask is the thickness you want. Let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Wash your mask off and use a washcloth to gently scrub in a circular motion, getting rid of loosened dead skin. Once you’re finished, moisturize as usual.

4. Whip up some ‘whites’

Egg whites are an easy and affordable way to help reduce acne and fade scars left by unfortunate blemishes. The reason people have found egg whites to be helpful for their skin is that they’re chock full of proteins and vitamins that both combat acne and help to rebuild your skin cells. They also soak up excess oil, which means excess sebum, (exactly what you were thinking right?) which means less stuff for bacteria to feed on. Hooray! Just make sure to use a good moisturizer afterward, as they can dry your skin out a bit.

You will need…
-2 to 3 egg whites, separated from yolks
-Bowl
-Washcloth

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Separate the whites from the yolks. You can use as many as you like, but normally 2 to 3 is enough. Whisk the whites until they’re frothy, and let them sit for a few minutes. Cover your face with the mixture (applying with fingertips is easy) focusing on problem spots. 3 to 4 layers is usually enough, but make sure to wait the first has dried before applying more. Allow the mask to sit and dry for about 20 minutes before rinsing off completely with warm water and a patting dry with a soft washcloth. Apply moisturizer appropriate for your skin type.

5. Papaya for the pimple prone

Papaya is an essential ingredient in a lot of beauty products on the market today, but there’s no need to go out of your way to gain its benefits? Plain raw papaya is an all-natural acne remedy that removes dead skin cells and excess lipids from the surface of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Lipids are a general term for fats, of which oil is a form of. Papaya also contains an enzyme called papain, which reduces inflammation and helps prevent the pus from forming.

You will need…
-1 fresh papaya

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Mash up the flesh of the papaya well, until it is of a consistency that can be easily applied to your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water. If your skin has a tendency to get dry after you cleanse it, use a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type afterward.

6. Make an orange peel paste

Ah, oranges. They taste rejuvenating and refreshing, and our skin may find them just as appealing as our taste buds do. Acne that is caused by bacteria and extra oil/dead skin cells clogging up pores may improve with the use of an orange peel face mask of sorts, thanks to the vitamin C, citric acid, and its astringent properties. The vitamin C is particularly helpful because it promotes the growth of new healthy cells, keeping your skin in better condition overall.

You will need…
-2 Orange peels
-Clean, fresh water

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat dry. Grind/pound up your orange peels (you could use a blender, mortar, and pestle, whatever gets the job done) and add a little water to create a paste. Add a little at a time, as too much will make it too thin and runny. Once you have the right consistency, apply it to your face and/or problem areas. Wait for 20-25 minutes. Ideally, the mask should be firm, but it can still work if it isn’t. Rinse off completely with water, pat your face dry, and apply a good moisturizer.

7. Tap into tea tree oil

You’ll read about tea tree oil for a lot of home remedies, but will most likely see it mentioned the most when comes to skin care, specifically, acne. But why, when too much oil is clogging the pores and making you break out, would you want to use more oil? Tea tree oil isn’t like the oil your skin naturally produces, rather it is more like a solvent that cuts through the extra sebum and dead skin cells and unblocks the pores. Its antibacterial properties also kill off the acne causing bacteria and prevent further outbreaks.

Note: Tea tree oil is ok for topical use, but should never be ingested. It should also always be diluted before use.

You will need…
-Tea tree oil (a small bottle will do)
-Clean water
-Q-tips or cotton balls

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Dilute tea tree oil by mixing 1 part oil to 9 parts water. Dip a Q-tip or cotton swab in the mixture, and apply to problem areas. If you decide you want a stronger dilution after a while, you can slowly (slowly!) begin to increase the strength, making sure to use each new mixture for at least a week for making it any stronger. Again, it should never be applied undiluted. You can apply a light moisturizer afterward if you wish.

Another option, especially if you have sensitive skin, is to dilute it with aloe vera gel instead of water.

8. Mix strawberries and honey

Honey and strawberries make a home remedy for acne that sounds pretty sweet (pun intended) and it combines two things that are used commonly in pricey, often time’s harsh, facial scrubs and cleansers. Strawberries may seem random but consider the fact that they’re high in salicylic acid. Salicylic acid-a primary ingredient in many commercial acne treatments- encourages the epidermis to shed its cells more readily, opening up clogged pores, and neutralizing bacteria. It also shrinks up the pores a little bit, which prevents them from clogging up as much in the future, and encourages new cell growth. Honey also works against bacteria that may be behind your acne and is an anti-inflammatory.

You will need…
-3 fresh strawberries, washed well
-2 teaspoons of good honey-raw is best

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Rinse 3 strawberries and mash them up well, taking care that they don’t get over-mashed and runny. Add the strawberries to two teaspoons of honey, and thoroughly blend them together. Apply to your face and let the mixture sit for 20 minutes. Rinse off completely with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize if your skin has a tendency to dry out. Use twice a week for at least a month.

9. Utilize a banana peel

Bananas are full of all sorts of goodness-even the part we don’t eat. Their peels contain something called lutein, an extremely powerful antioxidant that reduces swelling and inflammation and encourages healthy cell growth. So…rubbing a banana peel on your face can reduce the redness, obviousness, and discomfort of acne. It’s (debatably) a better use than using it to trip your friend.

You will need…
-1 banana peel

Directions
Peel your banana and eat it- it’s not cool to waste, and they’re good for you. Take the peel, and rub in a circular motion all over your face. When you feel as though you’ve covered all of your face, let it sit for at least 30 minutes before rinsing it off.

10. Aloe for acne

Aloe vera gel can be used with other things to fight acne, but it’s a good thing on its own as well. If it’s going to be used on its own, the best is to have a little aloe plant floating around in your house, otherwise, a good gel that’s sold in stores may work as well-just do some research on which ones have the least amount of additives. Not only is the aloe soothing, it works as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing redness and swelling. It also has antibacterial properties.

You will need…
-Enough aloe vera gel to spot treat or cover your problem areas

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat dry. Using your fingertips or a Q-tip, apply the aloe directly to your problem areas.

11. The wonders of sodium bicarbonate

Sodium bicarbonate, glorious sodium bicarbonate, swoops in and makes itself useful in too many ways to count. In the case of acne remedies, this fabulous substance (also known as baking soda) is useful thanks to its mild antiseptic properties, as well as its uncanny ability to fight off fungus and bacteria and dry up excess oil, all while exfoliating your skin via microdermabrasion and making it soft and beautiful. I know-I get star struck too now whenever I see a box of baking soda.

You will need…
-a box of baking soda
-fresh water

Directions
There are two ways to go about this-making a facial mask or a straightforward scrub. For a facial mask, mix equal parts baking soda to water to form a thick paste. Massage the paste on in slow circular motions for 2 minutes. Leave the mask on for around 15-20 minutes, then rinse thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

For a scrub, mix a half a cup of baking soda with a one-eighth  cup of water. Apply the paste to your face, massaging it in well. After 5-6 minutes of this, rinse your face thoroughly with warm water, pat dry, and moisturize.

12. Dab some lemon juice on it

Lemon juice can help get rid of breakouts for a number of reasons. It is rich in vitamin C, which is good for all types of skin, and it’s a citric acid, so it helps ‘exfoliate’ the skin as well. Most importantly though, it is an astringent. An astringent will cause a contraction of body tissues, and will, therefore, dry out the blemish itself. It is also a natural skin whitener, which helps reduce redness. If you misplace a dab you may get a little white spot, but don’t panic- it will go away on its own accord. Rinse off any lemon juice before going out in the sun, as it may make you more sensitive to it.

You will need…
-1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice (approximately)
-Q-tips or cotton balls (optional)
-Yogurt (optional)

Directions
Rinse face gently with water and pat dry. Dab fingers, a cotton ball, or a Q-tip in lemon juice and apply to the pimple. If it stings, try mixing it first with a bit of yogurt.

13. Make it steamy

Steam can help soothe a number of minor maladies, acne being one of them. It helps reduce acne, and its glaring appearance, by opening up the pores and flushing out impurities lurking deep within your skin. You can choose to only steam, or you can use something afterward. If you use it with something else, you’ve cleared a sort of path for whatever you’re using to really do its job.

You will need…
-1 pot of boiling water
-1 towel
-A large bowl

Directions
Boil a pot of water, pour into a large bowl, and let it cool for a few minutes. After its temperature has lowered slightly, place your face above the bowl, and drape the towel over your head to trap the steam. After 10-15 minutes, remove the towel and pat your face dry. Do this once a day or as needed.

14. The wonders of garlic

Garlic is thought to be a good natural remedy for acne because of its supposed antibacterial properties. You can either ingest it or apply it topically to help reduce the severity of your breakouts and prevent them in the future. If you can get the juice from the garlic, great, if you can’t, mashing it up and putting it in some water is fine. Never, ever, ever, apply garlic to your skin without diluting it first. If you’re hesitant about the garlic smell, look at the silver lining-others may be a bit taken aback, but you won’t have to worry about Dracula creeping around either.

You will need…
-2-3 cloves of garlic
-water OR aloe vera gel

Directions
Either extract the garlic juice and mix it with 1 teaspoon or so of water, or mash up 2-3 cloves and let sit in water for about 10 minutes. Using a cotton pad, soak up the juice or garlic water and cover problem spots. If you don’t have a cotton pad or something similar to apply it with, the mixture can be a bit runny and hard to work with. In this case, substitute aloe vera gel for water. If you choose to ingest garlic, a clove or two a day should be enough. Prepare it however you like.

15. Oatmeal boost

Oatmeal can power you up from the inside out-and the outside in. If you soak/cook your oats and use them in a mask, they can reduce the inflammation and unsightly redness that accompanies breakouts. Add some honey to your mask and you have a great recipe for a rather tasty sounding acne remedy. Keep in mind that oatmeal on its own will not cure your acne, and should be used as part of a sensible routine acne treatment. However, it may very well reduce the blatant, painful, appearance of the breakouts.

You will need…
-One serving of oatmeal-steel cut seems to work well
-Water
-Two tablespoons raw honey

Directions
Whip up a batch of oatmeal as usual, or by following the directions on the box. When it is finished and still hot, add two tablespoons of honey. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Keep in mind it retains quite a bit of heat, so really make sure it’s a comfortable temperature before applying it to your skin-the last thing you need is a burn! Leave it on for 20-30 minutes. When it has set, rinse off with warm water and pat your skin dry.

16. Sugar scrub

Sugar, white or brown, helps get rid of the excess skin cells clogging up your pores by acting as a gentle exfoliator. Mix it up with honey, olive oil, or just plain water, and you have a sweet scrub to help rid you of your acne woes. There are plenty of different recipes out there, but we found this one to be particularly delightful (courtesy of cjanecreate.com-thank you for sharing this!)

You will need…
-1 ½ cups of white sugar
-1 ½ cups brown sugar, light or dark
-2-3 tablespoons coarse sea salt
-Roughly 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
-10 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract
-1 whole vanilla bean (totally optional)

Directions
Mix 1 ½ cups of brown sugar and 1 ½ cups of brown sugar, adding a few tablespoons of coarse sea salt for extra exfoliation, and mix. If you’re using the vanilla bean, scrape out the caviar (the inside stuff) and mix it in at this point as well. Put about 2 cups of this sugar/salt/vanilla mixture into a liquid measuring cup and pack it down nice and snug. Pour the extra virgin olive oil over the top, and let it soak through half the mixture, leaving a little layer on top. Mix this up in the measuring cup, and then add it to the rest of the sugar/salt/vanilla mix. Add 4-5 tablespoons of pure vanilla extract and mix it in. Now you can spoon your scrub into whatever containers you wish to store it, making sure to pack it down. If you like, drizzle one tablespoon of vanilla extract on top to ensure that you’ll get the delicious scent when you open it up. This will fill 4 half-pint jars.

17. Avocado & honey mask

There are so many rumors surrounding diet and acne, it’s hard to know what’s right and what’s wrong. Amongst these rumors is the claim that avocado (eating it and sometimes applying it topically) will make you break out because it’s higher in fat. As far as I am concerned, there’s no concrete evidence to prove this, and far more people seem to have success using it than not. It’s so full of good vitamins and nutrients it seems it can really help tone down the acne. If you have sensitive skin, too, it’s quite mild. There are different combinations you can try, as with most home remedies, but this one blends together avocado and honey.

You will need…
-1 avocado
-1 tablespoon of honey

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Scrape out the inside of the avocado and mash it up, then stir in the honey. Continuing mashing/stirring until it turns into a paste. Apply it to your skin and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. When you’re done, wash off the mixture with lukewarm water and pat your face dry. Depending on your skin type, apply moisturizer.

18. Wash your pillowcase

Technically, a pillowcase should be washed at the very least once a week. While most of us don’t practice this, when it comes to keeping your skin fresh and healthy, it might help to get a little picky about your pillow case. If you never wash it, all the stuff that gets rubbed onto it then comes in contact with your face for around 6-8 hours every night and can exacerbate your acne. Keeping a clean, comfy place to rest your weary head is worth the hassle of stuffing your pillow back into its case-the real reason we avoid washing it-if it could prevent future breakouts.

19. Don’t touch your face (more specifically, your breakouts)

This doesn’t mean you can’t rest your chin in your hands or anything-it means don’t itch, scratch, pick, peel, pop, or rub at your skin. I distinctly recall the constant discomfort of acne, especially when treating it with irritating topical stuff. Almost subconsciously I would touch my face-probably every 2-3 minutes on average-and pick at my breakouts. Of course, this just made things go from bad to worse. While touching your face with your hands now and then won’t cause acne, if you suffer from it, resisting the urge to bug it will help the healing process go smoother and more efficiently.

You will need…
– self control

20. Freshen up with mint

Mint contains menthol, which works as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain killer. It won’t cure your acne per say, but it may help the redness fade and ease up some of the discomfort caused by painful swelling.

You will need…
-A decent handful of fresh mint leaves

Directions
Rinse your face with water and pat it dry. Crush up the leaves thoroughly, you can use a blender but a mortar and pestle work quite well if you happen to have one lying around. Rub the juice and crushed leaves on your face and leave for 5-10 minutes before rinsing off thoroughly with cold water.

21. Put a potato on it

Potato is a wonderful vegetable, to be sure, but one of its benefits may not be something you’ve heard of before. That benefit would be taming acne, as potatoes are full of potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, and chloride-all components that can help reduce bothersome blemishes. They also have antioxidants to nourish your skin and encourage the healthy growth of new skin cells.

You will need…
-1 potato

Directions
Wash your face with water and pat almost dry, leaving it a bit damp. Grate 1 raw potato and rub the pulp and juice onto your face for a few minutes in a circular motion. Let it dry for 15-30 minutes, and then rinse off completely with warm water.

22. Tea Time

There have been some promising studies recently (namely in 2011, 2012, Journal of Investigative Dermatology) in which green tea was shown to have a noticeable impact on acne when used externally. Internally, there is a theory it helps as well, but less concrete evidence. To sum up the findings briefly, there is an antioxidant in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. ECGC was shown to reduce sebum production, inflammation, and bacterial growth in acne-prone skin-basically the main causes behind breakouts. It’s exciting for the future of acne, or rather, a future without acne. Here’s how to use it topically-you can also try drinking a cup or two a day to detoxify.

You will need…
-1/2 cup fresh water
-2 teaspoons loose organic tea leaves OR 1 green tea bag

Directions
Wash your face with water, and pat dry with a soft clean towel. Place your leaves in a clean bowl and pour boiling water over them. Steep for 4-5 minutes before straining the leaves and letting the liquid cool to a comfortable temperature. You can then pour into a spray bottle and spritz your face lightly, soak a cotton pad/soft cloth and apply, or simply use a tea bag steeped for 2-3 minutes, patting it onto your face or problem areas. Some people find more success just leaving the refreshing liquid on, while others rinse it off with cool water.

Now what?
Have patience. The desperate urge to find a speedy solution to acne, preferably something that takes minimal effort, is a strong one. In all reality though, and like so many other aspects of life, one really doesn’t exist. Having a regular skin care routine and adding a good, natural, acne remedy to it may take extra work, but stay committed, do things right, and give your treatment time to have an effect. Remember, you live in your skin and that’s not ever going to change. Taking the effort to really care for it will make all the difference in terms of your comfort, happiness, and confidence.

Debunking 5 Myths About Acne

Acne is shrouded in misconception and covered up with conflicting information. Knowing what’s true and what’s not true can help you figure out how best to treat your skin.

1. Acne is caused by dirt/dirty skin– Acne is not caused by dirt, poor hygiene, not washing your face and so on. Too much scrubbing or cleansing with harsh soaps or chemicals can actually irritate your skin and make the acne worse. If you “over clean” you can end up drying out your skin, which will then try and compensate by making that much more oil. A simple cleansing of the skin to get rid of excess oil and dead skin cells is all that is needed.

2. Greasy food/chocolate makes you breakout-Greasy food and chocolate have been shown to have little to no effect on the development of acne. Diet can still have an impact, as some dairy products or carbs increase blood sugar or have added hormones and trigger acne, but it’s not usually the case.

3. Stress causes acne– In theory, stress can affect hormones, and therefore promote acne. It’s hard to quantify this though, and when you think about the stress most of us deal with in day to day to life, there wouldn’t be an acne free face in sight. An effective acne treatment regime will override a bit of everyday stress anytime.

4. Having acne means you can’t use a moisturizer– Look for a good noncomedogenic (meaning less likely to clog pores) moisturizer to use. After treating your acne, be it with banana peels or over the counter creams, a moisturizer can help balance out your skin, ensuring that it doesn’t create excess oil to compensate for all that you dried up.

5. Sunlight/tanning clears up acne– In the short term getting a tan, or even slight sunburn, will seemingly clear up your acne. Long term, it’s not a solution. It’s just hiding the redness, and while it does dry up your skin, it can make it too dry, and do more harm than good.

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Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
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And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

Lemon Water Instead Of Drugs For Your Health

Having a glass of warm lemon water is one of the healthiest morning rituals. Lemon juice is a mighty antioxidant. It is packed with vitamins B and C, potassium, carbohydrates, volatile oils, and other healthy components.

Regular consumption of lemon juice provides a powerful immunity boost, enhances digestion, reduces cravings, stimulates healthy weight loss, and enables a proper pH balance in the body.

Use lemon juice to relieve the following ailments:

1. Acne treatment

Lemon water prevents the occurrence and reduces acidic effects.

Gently rub your face with a squeezed lemon. It is a nice cleansing technique.

2. Kidney stones

Potassium increases citrate levels in urine, which prevents the formation of oxalates.

3. Immunity boost

Lemon water enhances the lymphatic function, which helps the immune system to detect and eliminate pathogens.

4. Suppress appetite and lose weight

Vitamins in lemons regulate blood sugar. The citrus fruit is also rich in pectin, a fiber that aids in controlling hunger. Lemon juice also enhances digestion. It stimulates bile production, and your body uses it to break down food.

5. Gallbladder ache

Drink lemon water with your meals to deal with this aching condition.

6. Cold and flu

Vitamin C in lemons acts as a natural antioxidant. It provides strong antibacterial properties, which is why it should be used in the treatment of flu and colds.

7. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Stay away from your TUMS, and drink lemon water instead. You should notice some improvement within 2 weeks.

8. Finger nails

Lemon juice strengthens nails, and eliminates white spots.

9. Foodborne diseases

Drink lemon water when traveling. This will keep you safe from food poisoning.

10. Fibromyalgia

Lemon water and yoga stretches will help you deal with exhaustion caused by fibromyalgia.

11. Inflammation

Thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties, lemons neutralize acidity. As you already know, inflammations are more likely to occur in acidic bodies.

12. Sore muscles after workout

Drink lemon water after a heavy workout to relieve the pain.

13. Joint swelling and pain

Lemon juice reduces uric acid buildups in the joints, and thus prevent inflammation and arthritis.

The Lemon Water Mistake Millions Of People Make Every Morning

Most people can’t stand the sour taste of lemons; in fact, some can’t even think of lemons without getting tight, puckered lips and squinted eyes.

However, this citrus fruit offers a wide array of health benefits – it’s a real pity not to take advantage of these simply because you can’t stand the acidic taste. There’s one way you can still reap the amazing health benefits of lemons without cringing at the thought of it, and it’s to combine them with a glass of hot water as water takes over most of the sour flavor.

Is Lemon Water Good For You?

Lemon water is extremely refreshing and energizing; plus, it’s a great metabolism booster. One of the most abundant nutrients in lemons is vitamin C.

A single cup of fresh lemon juice packs 187% of vitamin C RDA (recommended daily allowance)
Lemon juice is also rich in potassium, magnesium, and copper.
But, there’s one common mistake most people do when it comes to lemons – they throw away the rind! Lemon peel is actually the most nutritious parts of the whole fruit.

If you are preparing your lemon water by squeezing some lemon juice and mixing it with some hot or cold water, you’re doing it the wrong way.

Even though it seems quite simple to mix two ingredients, it’s actually more to it than you think. Here we give you clear directions on how to make the perfect cup of lemon water to start your day with.

The Perfect Lemon Water Recipe

• Get two fresh organic lemons.
• Cut them into thin or thick slices according to preference.
• Squeeze some of the sliced lemons into the water.
• Grate the peel of the squeezed lemon pieces into the water.
• Put the rest of the slices in your blender bottle, mug, or travel cup.
• Fill up the container with either boiling hot, or ice cold water.

Lemon Water For The Win

As mentioned above, lemon water offers a wide range of health benefits. For one thing, it’s highly acidic, which promotes healthy digestion. Plus, it slows down the absorption of food, conserving insulin stores in the body and ensuring optimal food processing.

Moreover, lemon water prevents water retention and boosts metabolism.

Lemon water is always the winning combination. Start your day with a glass of it and boost your health on many levels!

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at 814-693-6777 or just click the link to go
to our web page for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

How Does Gum Disease Interfere With Your Sex Life?

Nitric oxide is important in maintaining heart health. But nitric oxide’s benefits extend far beyond the heart, relaxing blood vessels throughout the entire body. This is particularly pertinent for men with erectile dysfunction.

An estimated 40 percent of men aged 40 and over have some degree of erectile dysfunction. About 80 percent of them can be helped with Viagra and Cialis, drugs whose primary function is to raise nitric oxide levels by blocking enzymes that destroy it.

Erectile dysfunction should be an early warning sign for more life-threatening circulatory problems like high blood pressure and heart disease. Next to maintaining healthy testosterone levels, ensuring adequate amounts of nitric oxide are available in the body is crucial to men’s health.

Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and the amino acid arginine, can be used to boost nitric oxide levels and help with erectile dysfunction. Both in their own way are vasodilators — substances that widen blood vessels and increase blood flow.

Gum Disease Affects Erections and Prostates

It’s also interesting that arginine stops the formation of dental plaque (a type of biofilm), which can help prevent cavities and gum disease.

It seems like many body functions begin to slow down around the age of 40, and our ability to naturally increase nitric oxide is one. Part of the reason is that certain bacteria in the mouth and gut are responsible for the conversion of nitrates found in food into nitric oxide. Foods don’t contain nitric oxide. They contain nitrates that have to be converted to nitric oxide.

As soon as nitrate-rich foods enter the mouth, beneficial bacteria that reside on the surface of your tongue reduce them to nitrites. These nitrites are swallowed and then either reduced to nitric oxide in the acidic environment of the stomach or converted by gut bacteria. Once transformed into nitric oxide, they are absorbed via the gastrointestinal tract and placed into the circulatory system. This describes the nitrate-nitrite-nitric oxide pathway, one of the primary ways the body produces nitric oxide.

Roughly 30–50 percent of the population doesn’t have the proper bacteria necessary to generate nitric oxide. This can stem from poor oral hygiene, the constant “leakage” of mercury from amalgam tooth fillings, and the use of antibiotics and mouthwash.

Studies are just beginning to surface linking chronic periodontitis to erectile dysfunction. The problem is obviously more prevalent as men get older, but even men in their 30s who have inflamed gums due to periodontal disease are three times more likely to have problems with erections. (J Sex Med 2013 Mar;10(3):838– 43) (J Clin Periodontol 2013 Feb;40(2):148–54)

Researchers at China’s Luzhou Medical College found that when they induced periodontal disease in lab rats, their ability to produce nitric oxide was significantly impaired due to systemic inflammation. In other words, the researchers could actually cause these animals to have erectile dysfunction by giving them gum disease. (J Sex Med 2011 Sep;8(9):2598–605)

In addition to erectile dysfunction, you now hear a lot about prostate problems like benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) and prostate cancer. What you don’t hear about, however, is their connection to gum disease.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio treated 27 men who had undergone prostate biopsy because of abnormal findings on digital rectal examination or an elevated prostate specific antigen (PSA) test. Twenty-one of the 27 men had no or mild prostate inflammation, but 15 had biopsy-confirmed malignancies. Two men had both inflammation and a malignancy.

In addition, all had moderate to severe gum disease, for which they received treatment. They were retested at four and eight weeks and showed significant improvement.

During their periodontal treatment period, the men received no treatment for their prostate conditions. Even with no prostate treatment, 21 of the 27 men showed decreased PSA levels. Their urination issues and other symptoms improved as well. Those with the highest PSA levels experienced the most benefit from the periodontal treatment. (Dentistry 2015;5:284)

Roughly 50 percent the population brushes their teeth only once a day, and just 25 percent floss. Surveys indicate that nearly 24 percent of adults in this country have untreated dental cavities and 39 percent have moderate-to-severe periodontitis, a number that rises to 64 percent for those over the age of 65. This explains why 25 percent of those over 60 years of age have lost all their teeth.

Avoid Mouthwash

Good dental hygiene (brushing, flossing, professional cleanings, etc.) is imperative to good health, but wiping out the beneficial bacteria with mouthwash should not be part of that plan.

Mouthwash works like an antibiotic. It indiscriminately kills all bacteria in the mouth, even beneficial strains necessary for the production of nitric oxide. And research shows that arginine works more effectively than antimicrobials used in many popular mouthwashes, such as cetylpyridinium chloride. (PLoS One 2015 May 6;10(5):e0121835)

Don’t be surprised down the road when someone “discovers” that using mouthwash increases the risk of cardiovascular disease, arthritis, obesity, prostate problems, and erectile dysfunction. It’s coming.

It took decades for those in conventional medicine to finally accept the fact that the microflora in the bowel affects our immune system, psychological well-being, and practically every other aspect of our overall health. Hopefully, it won’t take that long to realize the importance of having a healthy, balanced oral microbiome.

By some estimates, there are more than 700 different bacterial species that inhabit our mouth. So far, only half of those have even been named. Like the bacteria in the gut, many in the mouth are beneficial, while others are pathogenic. But rather than sterilize our mouths, the key to optimal health is to maintain the right balance.

The findings I mentioned earlier are just some of the reasons I not only recommend and use probiotics for the intestinal tract, but also an oral probiotic supplement specifically designed to replenish the healthy strains of bacteria in the mouth and upper respiratory tract. Doing so can help keep pathogenic bacteria in check, just as nature intended.

See my blog articles on “Oral Probiotics” and also “Oral Probiotics And Their Relationship To Your Health”.

I also like the Ayurvedic technique of oil pulling, which I’ve discussed in the past. It’s another way you can improve gum health and help restore the balance of oral bacteria. See my blog article on “Oil Pulling”.

The PSA Test Scam

Research studies don’t support the PSA test as an accurate test to detect cancer. I think far too many men get surgery and treatment for cancer based on their PSA scores. It continues to be the gold standard when it comes to diagnosing prostate cancer. This is despite the fact that it is notoriously unreliable in that respect and more of an indicator of inflammation than cancer.

Some studies estimate that when it comes to diagnosing prostate cancer, PSA tests produce false positives in one out of three cases. While early screening tests have been associated with over diagnosis in a variety of cancers including neuroblastoma, melanoma, thyroid, breast, and lung, nowhere is over diagnosis more prevalent and clinically relevant than in prostate cancer. (J Natl Cancer Inst 2002 Jul 3;94(13):981–90)

One 2009 study found that using the most optimistic assumption about the benefits of early detection and treatment, at least 1 million men were over diagnosed and needlessly treated for prostate cancer in the previous 20-year period. (J Natl Cancer Inst 2009 Oct 7;101(19):1325–9)

Even the developer of the test, Dr. Thomas Stanley, now says a positive PSA test is an indication of inflammation, not cancer.

Canine Cancer Detectors

Fortunately, there is a less expensive, more accurate test to detect prostate cancer. But I don’t know if or when we’ll see it used in this country.

There are certain patients that emit a very distinct, peculiar odor. In almost every instance, those patients were later found to have cancer.

A human obviously couldn’t detect every case of cancer…far from it. But we quickly became strong believers in the diagnostic significance of various odors.

Researchers have tried to develop diagnostic tests based on the presence of various compounds when a person exhales, and a few have been successful. Dogs, with some of the keenest sense of smell on the planet, may turn out to be the diagnostic tools.

The Russians recently patented the Sulimov dog breed for use in airport security. The breed was developed by Klim Sulimov, the Russian airline Aeroflot’s chief dog breeder, over a period of 30-plus years. This dog is particularly suited for use in colder weather. Sub-zero temperatures can suppress smells. But this dog has been shown to still smell effectively at temperatures as low as -70 degrees C (-94 degrees F) and as high as 40 degrees C (104 degrees F).

It doesn’t appear that we need to wait 30 years to develop a distinct breed to diagnose prostate cancer. A new study shows we can use existing breeds to get the job done.

Researchers in Italy tested two 3-year-old German Shepherd explosive detection dogs that were trained to identify prostate specific volatile organic compounds in urine samples. They were tested on 362 patients with known prostate cancer and on 540 healthy controls with no prostate cancer and no non-cancerous prostate tumors.

Both the dogs were correct over 96 percent of the time in identifying patients with prostate cancer. Earlier research using similar testing showed dogs to be successful 91 percent of the time. (J Urol 2015 Apr;193(4):1382–7) (Eur Urol 2011 Feb;59(2):197–201)

It’s pretty amazing, especially when you compare the dogs’ 96 percent success rate to PSA screenings’ 20 percent.

It’s no surprise that most of these studies are taking place in Europe. With the way our medical system works (or doesn’t), regardless of how cost effective and accurate canines may be at diagnosing prostate and other cancers, I doubt we’ll see them being used here anytime soon. There’s too much money to be made in the treatment of prostate cancer, necessary or otherwise, based on PSA test results.

Active Surveillance and Natural Therapies

Most prostate cancer is slow growing and better left alone. Prostate cancer that starts out as low-grade and slow-growing almost always stays that way. Men are likely to die from some other cause before cancer ever spreads beyond the prostate gland.

On the flipside, most high-grade, aggressive cancers are “born” that way and behave aggressively from the beginning. By using what is called Gleason scores, where the prostate cancer cells are graded depending on how they compare to normal prostate cells, a prediction can be made as to the aggressiveness of the disease. Fortunately, this is why “active surveillance” is becoming more popular, rather than automatically resorting to surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy.

One of the most useful substances you can take to prevent prostate cancer and/or stop it from progressing is the green tea extract epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).

Researchers reported this year at the American Society of Clinical Oncology that taking 200 mg of the extract twice daily could help prevent these problems. (J Clinical Oncology Vol 33, No 15_suppl (May 20 Supplement)2015:1572)

An earlier Japanese study followed 49,920 men aged 40–69 years for up to 14 years. There was a dose-dependent relationship between the number of cups of green tea they drank daily and the risk of developing advanced prostate cancer. Those who drank five or more cups a day had just half the risk compared to those who drank one cup or less. (Am J Epidemiol 2008 Jan 1;167(1):71–7)

This helps explains why prostate cancer deaths are the lowest in Asia, where 20 percent of the entire consumption of green tea takes place.

The other compound that I think is promising and effective to prevent prostate cancer and inhibit metastasis is modified citrus pectin.

There are some amazing benefits of PectaSol-C modified citrus pectin from EcoNugenics (econugenics.com). It is one of the few products shown to effectively lower levels of galectin-3, which has been linked to numerous diseases triggered by inflammation, including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, liver disease, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and multiple sclerosis. You should take modified citrus pectin on a daily basis.

Please share this important information with the men in your life. And if you’re a man reading this, please take to heart my advice about boosting nitric oxide levels and protecting your prostate. You don’t want to become one of the millions who fall into conventional medicine’s trap of pharmaceutical drugs, unnecessary surgeries, and expensive, harsh treatments.

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our web page for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

Cannabidiol (CBD) – Everything You Ever Needed To Know!

I want to begin this article with a disclaimer. Although I do not condone the use of illegal substances my main purpose in this blog is to share what may be important health information that you may benefit from the knowledge of. This is irrespective of the opinions of government agencies and bureaucracies. Also irrespective of the propaganda put forth by big Pharma and the government. The information in this article is solely for your use and knowledge to understand that there are natural alternative sources of healing and disease prevention other than you relying on the use of expensive lifelong drugs. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound found in the cannabis plant. Like its infamous cousin THC, CBD is a cannabinoid and is produced in the glandular trichomes (the tiny, resin-producing “hairs” on flowers and leaves) of certain varieties of the cannabis plant. Also like THC, it is a highly medicinal compound and has been found to be effective in treating numerous different illnesses of varying severity.

Like THC and most other cannabinoids, the CBD molecule is comprised of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen atoms. In fact, CBD and THC are practically identical in terms of molecular structure – they both have the chemical formula C21H30O2 (21 carbon, 30 hydrogen, and 2 oxygen atoms), and only differ from each other in their arrangement and the position of their chemical bonds.

How Does CBD Work in the Body?

The biological action of CBD has not been fully described in the scientific literature, and it’s likely that we’ll have to do a great deal more research to really get to grips with what it is doing in the body, and what it has the potential to do if used correctly.

Now, scientists are beginning to paint a basic picture of what’s happening – and surprisingly, it seems to be very, very different from the way THC works. As we explained in our recent post What Is The Endocannabinoid System?, THC acts in a similar way to the body’s own natural endocannabinoid, anandamide. It binds to the cannabinoid receptors, which are complex proteins found in the junctions between nerve endings.

But CBD doesn’t bind to these receptors, at least not to any great extent. Instead, it acts on certain other non-cannabinoid receptors and various other processes that are not dependent on receptors at all. However, it still has its place within the endocannabinoid system, as its activity affects the activity of other cannabinoids and endocannabinoids.

For example, it can delay the reabsorption of anandamide. In typical conditions, anandamide is produced by the nerve endings, then quickly reabsorbed the same nerve endings! But CBD gets in the way of that process, meaning that the effects of anandamide will continue to be felt in the body for longer.

CBD vs THC

Unlike THC, cannabidiol does not cause a psychoactive effect in the user. It is thought that the psychoactive effect of THC is related to its ability to bind to the CB1 receptor, which CBD does not do, at least not to a significant degree.

For this reason, it is not subject to the same restrictions as THC under international law, and it can be legally bought and sold in many countries. However, because of its association with cannabis, there are countries that have placed restrictions on its sale and use in medicine.

Furthermore, now that many countries are beginning to recognize its usefulness in medicine, it has sparked off regulations that actually make it less available, due to the purported need to follow the approval process and have it properly licensed and marketed as medicine. For example, in the UK, the medicines regulatory body recently issued a statement limiting the sale of cannabidiol – although many retailers report that there has been no enforcement and it has effectively not changed anything.

What Medical Conditions Can CBD Treat?

The medicinal effects of CBD have been studied for decades, and dozens of studies from researchers all over the world have shown that it can benefit a wide range of illnesses. Here’s a quick breakdown of what we know – for a more in-depth discussion, take a look at our recent post Conditions You Can Treat With Cannabidiol (CBD).

Strong evidence of the medicinal potential of cannabidiol has come from infant sufferers of rare, treatment-resistant forms of epilepsy, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. In fact, several high-CBD varieties of medicinal cannabis have been developed in recent years with the primary intention of helping children afflicted with Dravet syndrome.

CBD has repeatedly shown potential in treating various seizure-related conditions as well as epilepsy. For example, some sufferers of Parkinson’s disease apparently experience an almost instantaneous effect on tremors and shakiness after taking a dose of CBD oil.

It’s important to remember that research into the effects of cannabidiol and other cannabis compounds is still in the early stages. The majority of existing research is on animals and not humans, so their usefulness is limited – and the few studies on humans aren’t always conclusive. However, as medicinal cannabis legislation continues to spread worldwide, it should become easier to investigate these crucial aspects of cannabinoid medicine.

How Can CBD Be Used?

How you choose to administer your cannabidiol depends greatly on the form it takes. If you are using a whole-plant extract or oil, you are best advised to ingest it orally or sublingually (beneath the tongue, so that it penetrates the mucous membranes and rapidly enters the bloodstream). You may also choose to add it to foods or drinks, such as smoothies, shakes or salad oils.

Otherwise, if you have access to high-CBD cannabis flowers, you can smoke, vape or make extracts from them in exactly the same manner as high-THC cannabis. CBD Caps are also a very effective method.

On the other hand, you may have CBD in the form of a purified, crystalline isolate. This type of CBD can be dabbed, dissolved under the tongue, dissolved in oil to make edibles, smoked, or vaped! For more information on using purified CBD crystals, check out our post How To Consume CBD!

Legal Status of CBD

CBD is not subject to worldwide prohibition via international treaties – although certain states and countries may have legislation in place controlling it or banning it entirely. So legality and availability depend on your location, but in worldwide terms, it’s generally easier – or at least not impossible – to obtain via legal channels.

Where Can Patients Source CBD From?

Depending on location, it may be possible to obtain CBD products over-the-counter at your local pharmacy, or possibly at health food or alternative medicine stores. However, care should be taken to avoid low-strength or poor-quality products in such locations.

In some countries, you may be able to obtain it via a doctors’ prescription. This has traditionally been difficult as cannabidiol has not been officially approved as a medicine in many countries. However, this is beginning to change – recently, the Dutch company Bedrocan received market approval for its drug Epidiolex, which is essentially a whole-plant extract of a high-CBD cannabis strain, for the treatment of epilepsy. This will hopefully pave the way for other CBD-based medications to get to the patients that could benefit from them.

However, if doctors, pharmacists or health stores can’t supply the CBD you are looking for, there are online vendors that will ship to a wide range of locations, discreetly and quickly. With a little knowledge and research, you should be able to find a supplier that will ship you CBD in the desired form, directly to your chosen destination.

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our web page for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

Alkaline Foods That Fight Cancer, Inflammation, Diabetes and Heart Disease

Everything above pH 7.4 is considered alkaline or healthy.

Have you ever considered trying an alkaline diet? It’s a type of diet regimen that consists of nutritious veggies and fruits.

We give you a full list of alkaline foods. Eat more of these, and your pH value will jump up to the safe (alkaline) zone. Health experts link acidosis to the development of diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and inflammation.

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It’s abundant in vitamin E and monounsaturated fats.

Melon: It cleanses and nourishes the body.

Flax Seeds & Flax Seed Oil: The tiny seeds offer a humongous anti-inflammatory effect. They are packed with fiber and vitamin E.

Swiss Chard: It’s one of the greatest antioxidant-rich foods you will ever use. Swiss chard offers a strong antibacterial and antiviral effect.

Berries: Berries are healthy and full of fiber and antioxidants.

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Unfortunately, I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our web page for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

 

Oil Pulling

Research Finally Reveals What Some Have Thought All Along. Coconut oil is an awesome tropical oil with many health benefits.

Many people use coconut oil for something called Oil Pulling – which is kind of like using an oil as a mouthwash.

Apparently, there are quite a few studies that support this process and a lot of people swear by it.

It is claimed to whiten your teeth, make your breath fresher and lead to massive improvements in oral health.

What is Oil Pulling and How Does it Work?

Oil pulling involves swishing oil around the mouth and has been used for thousands of years as an Indian folk remedy. In order to oil pull, you put a tablespoon of oil in your mouth, then swish it around for 15-20 minutes. The main benefit of doing this is that it reduces the number of harmful bacteria in the mouth.

There are actually thousands of different types of bacteria in the mouth. Some of them are friendly, others are not. The bacteria in the mouth create a “biofilm” on the teeth – a thin layer that they use to adhere to the surface. This is what we know as “plaque.”

Having some plaque on your teeth is normal, but if it gets out of hand it can cause all sorts of problems, including bad breath, yellow teeth, gum inflammation, gingivitis, and cavities. The way oil pulling works is simple. When you swish the oil around your mouth, the bacteria “get stuck” in it and dissolve in the liquid oil. Basically, you remove a large amount of the bacteria and plaque in your mouth each time you do this.

I Personally Prefer Coconut Oil

Traditionally, the Indian folk remedy used other oils, such as sesame oil or sunflower oil. Oil pulling should work with pretty much any oil you choose, but I prefer coconut oil because it has many health benefits.

The Lauric Acid (one of the fatty acids in coconut oil) is also proven to be antimicrobial… it can kill bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The taste of coconut oil is also fairly pleasant compared to other oils. I found it rather disgusting at first having my mouth full of oil, but I got used to it after a few days.

Now let’s look at a few studies on oil pulling…

Oil Pulling Can Reduce Harmful Bacteria in The Mouth

Streptococcus Mutans is one of the main bacteria in the mouth and a key player in plaque buildup and tooth decay. In a study from 2008 with 20 boys, oil pulling (using sesame oil) caused a reduction in the number of Streptococcus Mutans in the plaque in as little as 2 weeks.

It was not as effective as a Chlorhexidine mouthwash, but much cheaper and MUCH less nasty.

Oil Pulling Can Reduce Plaque and Gingivitis

Gingivitis is caused by inflammation of the gums and happens when the immune system starts attacking the bacteria in the plaque.
Another study compared oil pulling and chlorhexidine in adolescents with plaque-induced gingivitis. Both oil pulling and chlorhexidine mouthwash were effective against gingivitis.

Oil Pulling Can Reduce Bad Breath

Bad breath, otherwise known as halitosis, is in many cases (but not all) caused by the smell of chemicals and gases produced by bacteria in the mouth. If you can get rid of some of these bacteria, you reduce bad breath.

In a third study of 20 adolescents, oil pulling therapy significantly reduced all markers for bad breath and was just as effective as chlorhexidine mouthwash.

How to Oil Pull

Oil pulling is incredibly simple and effective.

Here’s how to do it:

1. Put about a tablespoon of oil in your mouth.

2. Swish the oil around your mouth for about 15-20 minutes.

3. Spit out the oil, then brush your teeth.

If you use coconut oil like me, then you may have to chew on the oil for a minute or so to let it melt, because it is solid at room temperature. It turns liquid at 77°F. It is best to do this on an empty stomach before you brush your teeth. You can also do it while taking a shower in the morning.

Put the oil in your mouth, swish it around while in the shower and try to “push” and “pull” the oil between your teeth. When you get out of the shower, spit out the oil into the trash or toilet (not the sink… it can clog), rinse your mouth with water and then brush your teeth.

There is no need to use a lot of force here. If oil pulling causes pain in your facial muscles, then just relax a bit. Try using less oil next time and don’t swish it around too forcefully.

What to Expect

You will definitely notice that your breath is fresher and your teeth look a lot cleaner… both whiter and shinier. I’ve never had any dental problems, but I can see how this could have benefits for people that have them.

There are a lot of wild claims about oil pulling online and I don’t believe all of them. However, oil pulling IS effective at reducing the harmful bacteria in your mouth and improving oral and dental health.

Given that inflammation can cause all sorts of health problems, it does make sense that reducing inflammation in the gums and mouth could lead to benefits for overall health as well. Perhaps this is the reason why many people report improvements in health issues that really have nothing to do with the mouth.

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Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at: 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our webpage for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

 

Natural Cure For Cancer With A 90% Cure Rate

Dr. Johanna Budwig Turned 2 Simple Ingredients Into a Cure For Cancer With A 90% Cure Rate

Have you ever heard of Dr. Johanna Budwig? She was a nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine six times. The world knows Dr. Budwig for her success in curing 90% of her cancer patients.

The best thing about this is the fact that Dr. Budwig didn’t use any chemicals or toxins. Her natural treatments turned into the worst nightmare of pharmacists, and many tried to keep her silent.

“I have the answer to cancer, but American doctors won’t listen. They come here and observe my methods and are impressed. Then they want to make a special deal so they can take it home and make a lot of money. I won’t do it, so I’m blackballed in every country,” Dr. Budwig explained in one occasion.

The cure for cancer exists, but the BigPharma will never admit it. They earn on the millions of deaths each year. Dead people can’t bring profits. Chemical-laden drugs, radiation, acidosis, and malnutrition make the cancer even worse.

Acidosis is a condition in which the body is overly acidic, and cells can’t get enough oxygen. Healthy people have a blood oxygen level of 98-100, and it’s only 60 in cancer patients.

Instead of oxygen, the blood is “flooded” with carbon dioxide. The lack of oxygen fuels the fire, and tumors grow bigger. Let’s not forget that cancer cells need sugar to thrive.

Dr. Otto Warburg supported the theory, and won the Nobel Prize in 1931.

Oxygen is the strongest weapon in the fight against cancer. Dr. Budwig managed to boost the supply of oxygen in a better way than other scientists. Her protocol alkalizes the body, and provides enough oxygen. Mutated cells can’t grow in this condition.

According to Dr. Budwig, you need to ingest flaxseed oil and quark cheese. She also mentioned that popular diets worsen the condition, and created a special diet regimen that doesn’t involve any dangerous fat or foods that cause cellular oxygen starvation.

Her patents received healthy foods and essential fatty acids.

Dr. Budwig outlined the importance of sunlight. The sun is the greatest source of vitamin D3. This vitamin is known for his amazing anticancer effect.

In Dr. Budwig’s treatment, patients go through two stages. In the first, they eat quark/cottage cheese and flaxseed oil. She was aware of the fact that human body synthesizes omega-3 fats from flaxseed oil in the amount it needs.

“Without these fatty acids, the respiratory enzymes cannot function and the person suffocates, even when he is given oxygen-rich air. A deficiency in these highly unsaturated fatty acids impairs many vital functions.

First of all, it decreases the person’s supply of available oxygen. We cannot survive without air and food; nor can we survive without these fatty acids,” the doctor explained.

Her patients received the natural remedy orally, and terminally ill patients received flaxseed oil in their enema. The second part of the therapy involves a special 6-month diet.

Dr. Budwig’s Anticancer Recipe

Ingredients:

2-5 tbsp. flaxseed oil, 10 capsules or 1-3 tbsp. freshly ground flaxseeds
1 cup quark cheese
A dash of cayenne pepper
Make sure your cheese is NOT made from homogenized milk. The oil or the seeds should be used right after being exposed to air. Combine the ingredients using a wooden spoon. Take your dose at least once a day.

Stage 2

The diet!

Eat freshly prepared food
Don’t eat butter/margarine, processed foods, soft drinks, sugar, mayonnaise, toppings, salad dressings, non-organic/non-range-fat meat, pure animal fats, artificial sweeteners, high-fructose corn syrup, medication, tap/bottled water
Use grape juice to sweeten your fresh juices
Eat chemical-free foods
Drink a cup of tea three times a day (grape, peppermint, rose hip) and sweeten it with natural sweeteners (Stevia, Truvia, etc.)
Drink fresh juices made of celery, carrots and red beet

Extra tips

Don’t use cosmetics, sunscreen, white flour products, white rice, white salt, white sugar, chlorine compounds, fish oil/non-flax source of omega-3 fats, table salt, hydrogenated oils, soy/canola oil

Use high-quality unbleached sea salt
Take a teaspoon of cold-pressed organic coconut oil every day
Use cold-pressed, organic flax seed oil that’s protected from air, heat, and light
Use chlorophyll supplements
Take up to 5 grams of vitamin C every day (don’t take more, otherwise your kidneys will suffer a great damage)
Drink green juices every day
Use safer alternatives to your detergents, bleaches, and soaps

Only three of Dr. Budwig’s books are translated in English:

Flax Oil As A True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer And Other Diseases (Fette als wahre Hilfe gegen Arteriosklerose, Herzinfarkt, Krebs) 1972
Cancer – The Problem and the Solution (Krebs. Das Problem und die Lösung) Sensei Verlag (1999)
The Oil-Protein Cookbook (Öl-Eiweiß-Kost) Sensei Verlag (2000)

The protocol was based on an extensive research. Watch the video below for more details on Dr. Budwig’s therapy.

Budwig Diet Flaxseed Oil & Cottage Cheese by Sandra Olson

How To Make Budwig Protocol by Dr. Josh Axe

More Videos About Dr. Budwig Available Here

Legal CMA Disclaimer:

Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at: 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our webpage for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

The Hidden Cause of Sinus Infections & How To Destroy It

Found in 96% of Mayo Study Participants
By Dr. Joseph Mercola and Rachael Droege

About 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, an inflammation of the nasal sinuses commonly known as a sinus infection, each year and for many this is a chronic problem that can seriously affect the quality of your life. Most cases of sinusitis are treated with antibiotics, which may help to cover up symptoms in the short-term but are a disaster when used in the long-term.

Sinusitis can be acute or chronic, and can last for months or years if not addressed. Symptoms of sinus infection include:

● Runny nose
● Nasal congestion
● Thick, colored nasal drainage
● Cough
● Head congestion
● Headache
● Post-nasal drip
● Facial pain or swelling
● Toothache
● Fatigue
● Diminished sense of smell and taste
● Fever

And despite constant treatment with antibiotics, many people’s sinusitis continues to return. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, not only is sinusitis one of the most expensive disorders in the United States, but also its prevalence is on the rise, indicating that the common treatment methods are not getting to the root of the problem.

So what is the root of the problem? Researchers have found that most cases of chronic sinusitis are not caused by infection but are actually an immune disorder caused by fungus. In a 1999 study, the researchers discovered that fungal organisms were present in the mucus of 96 percent of patients who had surgery for chronic sinusitis, and inflammatory cells were clumped around the fungi, which meant the condition was an immune disorder caused by fungus.

Fungus and mold spores are in the air all the time and are commonly inhaled so most people have fungi lodged in the mucus lining of the sinuses. However, only people who are prone to chronic sinusitis will experience an immune response to the fungi that results in the symptoms of sinusitis.

They took the research a bit further and in the next study found that a fungicide was effective in decreasing inflammation and nasal swelling among participants suffering from chronic sinusitis. The researchers are hoping the study will lead to the development of new antifungal medications to treat the condition.

Although antifungals may be more effective than antibiotics–antibiotics make fungal infections worse–there are other steps you can take to lessen your risk of sinus infections by getting at the underlying cause.

Make Your Body Less Hospitable to Fungus

As the body attempts to destroy the fungus, the immune system damages the sinus membranes, which causes the symptoms of sinusitis, the researchers say. To combat the fungus and prevent the immune system reaction, you’ll need to create an environment that makes it more difficult for fungus to thrive. Here are the top natural cures for sinus infection:

Avoid Eating Sugar or Grains

Fungus feeds on sugar and grains (which break down to sugar in your body), so reducing or eliminating these foods is necessary to keep fungus under control.

Consume Fish or Cod Liver Oil

Consume a high quality cod liver oil or fish oil every day. The high order omega-3 fats, DHA and EPA are essential to maintaining and improving your immune system. Don’t get fooled by taking any general omega-3 supplement. The ALA in flax seed oil won’t give you the same benefits. Not only will cod liver oil or fish oil improve your sinus infection, but they will also improve your health and brain and reduce your risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Eat Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. However, be careful with which oil you choose, as many coconut oils contain fungal toxins. This is because they are commonly made with copras, or dried coconuts, which are often contaminated with mycotoxins. So in order to fully enjoy the benefits of this coconut oil, you will want to be sure that you find a company that uses only fresh coconuts to make their oil, like the Tropical Traditions virgin coconut oil on this site.

Avoid Eating Mycotoxic Foods that are contaminated with mycotoxins (fungal toxins).

How Temperature and Humidity Can Make You Feel “Stuffed Up”

Rhinitis is the medical term for “stuffy nose.” Vasomotor rhinitis is a non-allergic condition, characterized by chronic runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. Changes in temperature and humidity have already been identified as a potential triggers. (Other triggers include strong odors, perfumes, smoke, fumes, and bright sunlight.)

The results of the featured study indicate that the sensory feedback from nasal airflow can contribute to the feeling of congestion, and that by altering temperature and humidity levels of inhaled air, you may experience some relief.

The authors of the study suggest that the interaction between temperature and humidity influence “nasal cooling” as the air moves through your nasal cavity. This nasal cooling is detected by “sensors” inside your nose, which stimulate the sensation of air flow being either easy or obstructed, with cooler air resulting in feelings of less obstruction. Essentially, nasal congestion can be sensory related.

According to lead author Kai Zhao, Ph.Dd, a bioengineer, an effective treatment for nasal congestion may need to include restoring optimal humidity and temperature to the patient’s nasal airflow.

What’s the Ideal Level of Humidity?

According to Dr. Robert Ivker, D.O., former President of the American Holistic Medical Association, the ideal level of relative humidity for sinus health is between 35-45 percent. This level is also generally recommended to avoid mold damage in your home. (To accurately determine the relative humidity in your home you would use a hygrometer, available in most home improvement stores.) In the featured study, the two types of air conditions associated with the most effective decrease in feelings of congestion were:

Cold air, and Dry air at room temperature
If your home or office is too humid (above 45 percent), you may want to consider reducing the amount of moisture in the air, as excessive levels may also cause mold and fungi growth that could wreak havoc on your health—it may even be the root cause if you’re suffering from chronic sinus infections. To decrease humidity, you can:

● Use a dehumidifier
● Run the air conditioner
● Take colder and shorter showers
● Install a fan in your kitchen and bathrooms, and leave them on for a while after you’re done cooking or showering


You must be VERY careful about making sure your humidity levels are not too high. This does not need to be due to high outdoor humidity but more commonly is due to some type of water intrusion in the home from a leaky roof, foundation or plumbing. The high humidity will cause mold to grow and could devastate your health as I have written about previously. So the key is to find the cause of the increased humidity and repair it. It would be wise to use a large commercial dehumidifer in your home to lower the humidity until the problem is fixed.

However, very dry air is also known to increase feelings of congestion because drying out your sinus membranes can irritate them further. So depending on your individual circumstances, if the air in your home is excessively dry, then increasing the humidity may help.

To increase humidity, you can:

● Use a vaporizer or humidifier
● Create a steam bath by taking a hot shower, or filling your sink with hot water, then placing a towel over your head as you lean over the sink
● Breathe in the steam from a hot cup of tea

Do You Have a Sinus Infection?

Sinus infections (sinusitis) affect over 39 million Americans every year. It typically occurs when the mucous membranes in your nose and sinuses become irritated by a cold, allergy, or pollution, for example, which then cause them to become inflamed. Once inflamed, the motion of your cilia (the tiny hairs that coat the mucous membranes and are responsible for moving mucus over their surfaces) slows down. At the same time, the irritation stimulates your mucous glands to secrete more mucus than usual to dilute the bacteria.

As a result, mucus gets trapped in your sinuses, where it can easily become infected.

It’s important to understand that antibiotics can spell disaster for this problem. If used long-term, they can lead to very serious complications that may be very difficult to remediate against, including chronic yeast infections and impaired immune function. Furthermore, as I will discuss below, the vast majority of chronic sinusitis cases may be due to exposure to mold or fungi rather than bacteria, which antibiotics will have no effect on at all.

Symptoms of sinus infection include:

● Congestion and pressure around your eyes, cheeks and forehead
● Thick, green or yellow mucus
● Toothache
● Cold symptoms lasting more than 10 days
● Postnasal drip (excess mucus dripping down the back of your throat)
● Fatigue

Beware: Sinusitis is Often Misdiagnosed

The problem with sinus issues is that that they’re very easily misdiagnosed. Sinus problems and post-nasal drip can actually be a tip-off that you’re being affected by mold or fungi.

In fact, research done by the Mayo Clinic in the 1990s that strongly suggests NEARLY ALL chronic sinusitis is caused by fungi, but blamed on bacteriathen mistreated using antibiotics. The findings were published in 1999 in two peer-reviewed journals, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and Mayo Clinic Proceedings.iii Yet, most physicians are still unaware of this study, or at least of its significance. A 1999 Mayo Clinic press releaseiv stated:

“Mayo Clinic researchers say they have found the cause of most chronic sinus infections—an immune system response to fungus.

The Mayo Clinic study suggests that 96 percent of the people who suffer from chronic sinusitis are “fungal sensitized,” meaning they have immune responses triggered by inhaled fungal organisms! This explains why antibiotics are so ineffective for chronic sinusitis as they target bacteria, NOT fungi. Antibiotics and steroids can actually worsen fungal-related infections by destroying your body’s natural biological terrain, creating an internal incubation ground for further fungal growth.

The bottom line is, if you have chronic sinusitis, you MUST approach it from the perspective of a fungal infection FIRST, not a bacterial infection, even if it means having to educate your healthcare provider. A good place to start is by sharing the Mayo Clinic study referenced above. The book, Mold: The War Withinv is also a useful resource.

How to Treat Sinusitis Without Drugs

For chronic sinusitis, please refer above about how to address sinusitis caused by mold and fungi exposure. The following natural treatments can help you get over an acute sinus infection without the use of antibiotics and unnecessary OTC drugs, by keeping your cilia healthy and functioning, thereby preventing excess mucus build-up in your sinuses.

Drink hot liquids, such as tea or hot chicken soup. It will help moisturize your mucous membranes, speeding up the movement of your cilia and thus washing mucus out of your sinuses more quickly.

Apply warm compresses to your face, three times a day for five minutes. A small towel soaked in warm water, placed over your face below and between the eyes, will help increase the circulation in your sinuses, which will also help speed up the movement of your cilia.

Irrigate your sinuses. In a 2007 study from University of Michigan Health System researchersvi, saline irrigation was found to decrease nasal congestion more effectively than saline sprays. It appears to work by thinning mucus, decreasing swelling in your nasal passages and removing debris, bacteria, allergens and inflammatory substances from your nose, hence decreasing swelling that makes it hard to breathe. (If you’ve never done this before, see these Nasal Irrigation Guidelinesvii by the University of Michigan.)

To make your own preservative-free saline solution, just add one teaspoon of himalayan or sea salt to one pint of distilled water. Make sure you use a saline solution that does not contain benzalkonium, a preservative that can impair your nasal function and might sting and burn.

Clear your sinuses with an aromatherapy steam bath. To help open up congested nasal passages and sinuses, put a couple of drops of eucalyptus or menthol aromatherapy oil into a bowl of hot water, then breathe the vapors. In lieu of aromatherapy oil, dabbing some Vick’s VapoRub on your skin underneath your nose can also be effective.

Unclog your sinuses with the right foods. Horseradish, grated on top of a sandwich, or some Japanese wasabi mustard can also help open up congested sinuses.

Elevate your head when sleeping.

Dust your bedroom. Dust and dust mites can wreak havoc on your mucous membranes, especially when you’re asleep and your cilia are at rest. Using a HEPA filter air purifier is also beneficial in keeping your air as free from allergens as possible.

How to Prevent Sinus Infections Before They Start

Poor food quality, excessive exposure to toxic chemicals and a high-stress lifestyle puts you at greater risk for not only sinus infection but all disease. Therefore, maintaining a robust immune system and creating an environment inhospitable to bacterial and fungal proliferation can help prevent sinus problems and infections from occurring in the first place. Here are some of the basic strategies to keep your immune system in top form:

Avoid eating sugar or grains.

Take a high-quality animal-based omega-3 supplement such as krill oil, which acts as a potent anti-inflammatory

Optimize your vitamin D levels by getting appropriate amounts of sun exposure year-round. Alternatively, use a safe tanning bed (one with electronic ballasts rather than magnetic ballasts, to avoid unnecessary exposure to EMF fields. Safe tanning beds also have less of the dangerous UVA than sunlight.) If neither of these are feasible options, then you should take an oral vitamin D3 supplement.

Consume organic coconut oil. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal

Avoid eating mycotoxic foods

Get proper sleep

Get regular exercise especially Peak Fitness type exercises

Legal CMA Disclaimer:

Although this article may contain factual information, the information contained in this article has probably not been evaluated by the FDA nor is it in any way intended to be medical advice.

Unfortunately I must recommend that for any change in medical or health behavior or for any change in the way you use prescribed drugs by your healthcare providers or before acting upon any of the advice given in this or any other article, that you consult with your licensed healthcare provider or physician.

Dr. Locker and his friendly, knowledgeable staff invite you to call Gentle Family Dentistry in Duncansville, PA for the greatest, most advanced, painless dental experience you have ever had.

You can call us at: 814-693-6777 or just click the link to
go to our webpage for more information.
Click here now: www.gfdentistry.com

And remember, You only have to floss daily the ones you want to keep.

 

Diseases Connected to Mercury Fillings

by Jonathan Landsman and Dr. David Kennedy

Editor’s Note: I am sharing this article simply because there are a number of patients who inquire about the potential dangers of mercury amalgam fillings. I do not necessarily agree with everything in this article but leave it up to you to decide for yourself how you feel about the issue. I personally have not placed any amalgam fillings in over 14 years.

Jonathan Landsman and Dr. David Kennedy, an outspoken and intelligent critic of conventional dentistry reveals the scientific proof about how mercury-based “silver” fillings cause many of the most serious health conditions of our time. If you or someone you love has mercury fillings – in the mouth – I urge you to take the time and watch this video – now.

In fact, Dr. Kennedy makes one of the boldest comments I’ve ever heard about the dangers of mercury toward the end of the video. I’m sure you’ll agree — Dr. Kennedy is a blessing to humanity for his tireless efforts.

Here are a few facts about mercury amalgam fillings:

1. Causes Damage to Brain in Children
In February, 1998, a group of the world’s top mercury researchers announced that mercury from amalgam fillings can permanently damage the brain, kidneys, and immune system of children.

2. Amalgam Fillings Linked to Neurological Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems
The first large-scale epidemiological study of mercury and adverse reactions was recently completed and showed that of the symptoms looked at, there was a link seen to gastrointestinal problems, sleep disturbances, concentration problems, memory disturbances, lack of initiative, restlessness, bleeding gums and other mouth disorders.

3. Mercury / Alzheimer’s Disease Connection Found
A study related to mercury and Alzheimer’s Disease was recently completed by a team of scientists led by well-respected researcher Dr. Boyd Haley. They exposed rats to levels of mercury vapor diluted to account for size differences between humans and rats. The rats developed tissue damage “indistinguishable” from that of Alzheimer’s Disease. Repeating the experiment showed the same results. Dr. Haley is quoted as saying “I’m getting the rest of my fillings taken out right now, and I’ve asked my wife to have hers replaced too.” Also see: http://www.holistic-dentistry.com/artalzeimer.asp

4. Amalgam Fillings Since 1970s Unstable
The type of mercury fillings that began to be used during the last couple of decades, non-gamma-2 (high copper), releases many times more mercury than the older style of amalgam fillings. Also, please see the article on the instability of dental amalgam fillings by Ulf Bengsston.

5. Amalgam Fillings Release Highly Toxic Elemental Mercury
Mercury is one of the most toxic substances known. The mercury release from fillings is absorbed primarily as highly toxic elemental mercury vapor.

6. Amalgam Fillings Largest Source of Mercury By Far
Based on a number of studies in Sweden, the World Health Organization review of inorganic mercury in 1991 determined that mercury absorption is estimated to be approximately four times higher from amalgam fillings than from fish consumption. Recent studies have confirmed this estimate. The amount absorbed can vary considerably from person to person (source).