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127 Great Uses For Coconut Oil

by Dr. Alison Chen, HBSc, ND

 While traveling through Thailand, my partner and I joked about buying a coconut plantation because it seems that everything now-a-days is coconut based!
coconut oil
coconut butter
coconut shreds
coconut water
coconut milk and cream
coconut flour
and even coconut soya sauce (try it, it’s actually delicious)

Coconut (C. nucifera) belongs to the Arecaceae (Palmae) family and the subfamily Cocoideae.

The flesh of the coconut is very high in healthy fatty acids. The composition of fat varies depending on the type and processing of the oil. Medium-chain saturated fatty acids make up approximately 90% of coconut oil with a slight contribution of monounsaturated fatty acids and poly-unsaturated fatty acids.

What’s so good about Medium Chain Fatty Acids?

Medium-chain saturated fatty acids (MCFA’s) are easily digested, absorbed, and utilized by the body, while freely crossing the blood-brain barrier in the unbound form, which means it can be used by the brain as an energy source but also for neurological health. What’s also great is that virgin (unrefined) coconut oil is affordable, readily available, delicious and completely natural. It’s also…

Anti-carcinogenic (prevents the spread of cancer cells and enhances the immune system)
Anti-inflammatory
Anti-microbial/ Infection fighting (bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, parasites and protozoa)
An antioxidant (protects against free-radical formation and damage)
Improves nutrient absorption (easily digestible; makes fat-based vitamins more available to the body – ie. vitamin A, D, E, K)
Nontoxic to humans and animals

Coconut Oil for Personal Hygiene and the Body

1. Age Spots (also known as liver spots) – applying coconut oil directly to the age spot will help it fade.
2. After Shave – coconut oil will help heal your skin after shaving without clogging pores. Great for razor burn!
3. Baldness – combine coconut oil with lavender, rosemary, thyme, cedarwood, Jojoba oil, Grapeseed/ castor oil and a little cayenne pepper. Apply three times a day (or before bed) to affected area of hair loss and massage in. Coconut oil and these essential oils supports cell regeneration.
4. Body Scrub – mix coconut oil and salt together and rub all over! Rinse off and your skin will be super soft. You can add in essential oils if you would like a specific smell.
5. Bruises – applied directly to the bruise, coconut oil enhances the healing process by reducing swelling and redness.
6. Bug Bites – when applied directly to a bug bite, coconut oil can stop the itching and burning sensation as well as hasten the healing process.
7. Burns – apply to burn site immediately and continue applying until healed. Will reduce the chances of permanent scarring and promotes healing.
8. Chapstick – just rub a little into lips and it not only acts as a softening agent but it also has an SPF of about 4 so you get a little protection!
9. Cradle Cap – having issues with dry skin on your baby’s scalp? Coconut oil will not only nourish your baby’s skin, it also helps eliminate cradle cap. Just rub a teaspoon onto scalp daily.
10. Dandruff – coconut oil soaks into the scalp moisturizing dry skin and relieves symptoms of dandruff. It also helps to control oil secretion from the scalp, another leading cause of dandruff.
11. Deodorant – coconut oil alone can be used as a deodorant, but even more effective in combination with cornstarch/arrowroot powder and baking soda.
12. Diaper Salve – very comforting on a rashy bum with no harsh chemicals. Also safe for cloth diapers.
13. Eye cream – apply under the eyes to reduce puffiness, bags and wrinkles. Use on the lids in the evening.
14. Face Wash/ Soap – mix equal parts coconut oil with olive oil, almond oil, avocado oil and castor oil and use in place of soap when washing your face. Wet face, rub oil in and leave on for two minutes, rinse and pat dry. One teaspoon should be adequate.
15. Hair conditioner/ Deep Treatment – use as a leave-in hair conditioner by applying a teaspoon of coconut oil to your ends and then running your fingers through your hair to distribute the rest. For a deeper treatment, rub in a tablespoon of coconut oil onto your dry scalp and gently work through to the ends. Put a shower cap on to prevent transfer onto bed linens and leave on overnight.
16. Hair Gel/ Defrizzer – rub a little between your palms and either scrunch into hair (for curly hair) or finger comb in through from scalp to ends (for wavy/straight hair).
17. Healing – when applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues. Plus, it smells a heck-of-a-lot better than anything from the pharmacy.
18. Lubricant – it is an all-natural, perfectly safe personal lubricant for masturbation and sex. Not compatible with latex!
19. Makeup Remover – use a cotton swab and a dab of coconut oil and you would be amazed at how well it works!
20. Massage Oil – pretty simple; grab some and rub!
21. Moisturizer – simply scoop some out of the jar and apply all over your body, including neck and face. Often lotions are water-based and can dry out your skin even more.
22. Nipple Cream – works great to nourish cracked, sore or dry nipples. Apply to a cotton ball and leave on your nipples between feedings.
23. Acne Skin Fix – prone to oily skin or an oily T-zone? Use a pea sized amount underneath makeup or alone to reduce oil gland stimulation. Often acne prone skin is actually too dry, which signals your glands to produce more oil and clogs the pores.
24. Pre-Shave – coconut oil will prep skin for the pending damage caused by shaving.
25. Skin Conditions – coconut oil can relieves skin problems such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema.
26. Stretch Marks – coconut oil is great at nourishing damaged skin. It may not be the magic stretch mark cure but it will help.
27. Sun Burn Relief – rub liberal amounts of coconut oil into the affected area.
28. Sunscreen – It’s not high, but coconut oil does have an SPF of around 4.
29. Swimmers Ear – mix garlic oil and coconut oil and put a few drops in affected ear for about 10 minutes. Do this 2-3 times a day and it usually works within one or two days.
30. Tattoo Healing and Moisturizer – continued use of coconut oil on tattoos will help keep the pigment from fading. Used on new tattoos, coconut will hasten the healing process and decrease the chance of infection.
31. Toothpaste – there are numerous recipes out there but I just mix coconut oil and baking soda and dab a little of the mix on my toothbrush.
32. Wrinkle Prevention and Wrinkle Reducer – rubbing coconut oil on winkles and sagging skin helps strengthen the connective tissues to bring back that youthful look!

Coconut Oil for General Health and Wellness

33. Breastfeeding – for breastfeeding moms, consuming 3½ tablespoons of coconut oil daily will enrich the milk supply.
34. Bones and Teeth – coconut oil aids in the absorption of calcium and magnesium leading to better development of bones and teeth.
35. Digestion – the saturated fats in coconut oil help control parasites and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around.
36. Fitness – coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and escalate energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat while increasing muscle.
37. Insulin Support – Improves insulin secretion and utilization of blood glucose making it great for both diabetics and non-diabetic.
38. Lung Function – increases the fluidity of cell surfaces.
39. Nausea – rub some coconut oil on the inside for the wrist (PC 6) and forearm to calm an upset stomach.
40. Nose Bleeds – coconut oil can prevent nose bleeding that is caused by sensitivity to weather such as extreme heat and extreme cold. This condition happens when the nasal passages become dry because of cold or dry air resulting to burns and cracks in the mucus membranes so bleeding happens. To prevent this just put coconut oil in your nostrils. Doing this will strengthen and protect the capillaries in the nasal passages.
41. Gum Health – oil pulling with coconut oil offers a two for one health benefit!
42. Stress Relief – relieve mental fatigue by applying coconut oil to the head in a circular, massaging motion. The natural aroma of coconuts is extremely soothing thus helping to lower your stress level.
43. Vitamin and nutrient absorption – makes fat-based nutrients more available to the body – ie. vitamin A, D, E, K
44. Weight loss – the saturated fats contribute to weight loss and controlling cravings.
45. Mental Cognition and Productivity – medium chain triglycerides freely pass the blood-brain barrier and allows an alternate source of energy to improve cognition.

Coconut Oil for Internal Health Problems

When taken internally it is known for aiding, preventing, and relieving these health issues…
46. Acid Reflux/ Indigestion – if taken after a meal
47. Adrenal and Chronic Fatigue
48. Allergies – seasonal hay fever
49. Alzheimer’s/Dementia
50. Asthma – even in children
51. Autism
52. Bowel function – constipation, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), gut infections
53. Bronchial Infections and Cystic Fibrosis
54. Cancer – has been shown to prevent colon and breast cancer
55. Candida Albicans
56. Cholesterol – improves HDL (‘good’ cholesterol) to LDL (‘bad’ cholesterol) ratio in people with high cholesterol
57. Poor Circulation – feeling cold all the time or edema, especially in the extremities, apply coconut oil to the skin in a light circular pattern towards the heart. Similar to dry skin brushing
58. Colds and Flues – as an anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory agent
59. Mild Depression and Cognitive Disease – in conjunction with CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), fish oil and other treatment strategies
60. Diabetes – helps keep blood sugar levels stable and helps with cravings
61. Epilepsy – known to reduce epileptic seizures
62. Flaky, Dry Skin – poor oil intake often results in dry skin and dandruff
63. Gallbladder Disease – dietary oils can help increase bile flow, which can be helpful for gallbladder issues, but possibly harmful (ie. Gallstones)
64. Gas – foul gas is often due to imbalance in the gut bacteria. Coconut oil is a mild anti-microbial to help re-establish healthy gut flora
65. H. pylori – oral intake. Occasionally, antibiotic treatment may be necessary.
66. Heart Disease – protects arteries from injury that causes atherosclerosis
67. Hemorrhoids – can applied externally or internally twice a day
68. Hot Flashes
69. Immune System Builder
70. Irritable Bowel Syndrome – alternating diarrhea and constipation are key signs of IBS
71. Jaundice
72. Kidney Disease and Stones – aids in dissolving small stones
73. Liver Disease
74. Lung Disease
75. Malnutrition
76. Mental Clarity
77. Menstruation Relief – regarding pain/cramps and heavy blood flow
78. Migraines – with regular use
79. Pancreatitis
80. Periodontal Disease and Tooth Decay
81. Prostate Enlargement – BPH, benign prostatic hyperplasia
82. Stomach Ulcers – helps soothe stomach lining and limit H. pylori growth
83. Thrush
84. Thyroid Function – can help regulate an overactive or underactive thyroid
85. Urinary Tract Infections and Bladder Infections

Coconut Oil and Topical Health Problems

When applied topically it is known for aiding, relieving, or even curing these health issues…
86. Acne – Often acne prone skin is actually too dry, which signals your glands to produce more oil and clogs the pores.
87. Head Lice – topical application
88. Allergies/Hay Fever – rub a little inside the nostrils for quick relief. The pollen will cling to the oil.
89. Athletes Foot
90. Toenail Fungus
91. Back Pain and Sore Muscles
92. Boils and Cysts
93. Cellulite
94. Circumcision healing – coconut oil may help with healing.
95. Decongestant – rub coconut oil on the chest and under the nose when congested from a cold or allergies
96. Ear infection – place a few drops of coconut and garlic oil inside the ear twice daily for relief from pain. Also fights the infection itself.
97. Genital Warts – genital warts often go away on their own after 2 years of the initial infection. Addition of topical coconut oil application over 6 month may be helpful
98. Gum Disease, Gingivitis and Canker Sores – use as a toothpaste or rub directly on gums
99. Herpes – applied topically and taken internally
100. Hives – reduces the itch and swelling
101. Pink eye – applied around and in the eye

Coconut Oil and Pets/ Animals

Check with your veterinarian but the recommended dosage for animals is ¼ teaspoon for every 10 pounds of body weight twice daily.
102. Aids healing of digestive disorders – like inflammatory bowel syndrome and colitis
103. Aids in arthritis or ligament problems
104. Aids in elimination of hairballs and coughing
105. Promotes the healing – when applied topically to cuts, wounds, hot spots, dry skin and hair, bites and stings
106. Clears up skin conditions – such as eczema, flea allergies, contact dermatitis, and itchy skin
107. Disinfects cuts – and promotes wound healing
108. Great for dogs and cats for general wellness – Just add a teaspoon to their water bowl daily.
109. Helps prevent or control diabetes
110. Helps sedentary dogs feel energetic – Medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) have been shown to improve brain energy metabolism and decrease the amyloid protein buildup that results in brain lesions in older dogs.
111. Helps reduce weight – increases energy
112. Improves digestion and nutrient absorption
113. Makes coats sleek – coat becomes sleek and glossy, and deodorizes doggy odor
114. Prevents and treats yeast and fungal infections – including candida
115. Reduces allergic reactions and improves skin health
116. Reduces or eliminates bad breath in dogs
117. Regulates and balance insulin and promotes normal thyroid function

Other Uses for Coconut Oil

118. Chewing Gum in Hair Remover – just rub some coconut oil over the stuck chewing gum, leave in for about 30 minutes, then roll the gum between your fingertip. Voila! It’s out!
119. Goo Gone – just mix equal parts coconut oil and baking soda into a paste. Apply to the “sticky” area and let it set for a minute. Then scrub off with an old toothbrush or the scrubby side of a sponge.
120. Insect repellent – mix coconut oil with peppermint oil extract and rub it all over exposed skin. Keeps insects off better than anything with DEET! Tons safer too.
121. Moisturizing and cleaning leather products
122. Oiling wood cutting boards and wood bowls
123. Polishing Bronze – all you have to do is rub a little oil into a cotton towel and then wipe down the statue. It cleans and helps deepen the color of your bronze.
124. Polish Furniture – coconut oil with a little bit of lemon juice to polish wood furniture. However, I recommend you test it first on a very small, unobtrusive part of your furniture to make sure it works the way you’d like.
125. Seasoning animal hide drums
126. Seasoning cookware
127. Soap making – coconut oil can be used as one of the fats in soap.

For more information about the wonderful benefits of Coconut Oil Click Here

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

Cancer and Much More Cured By Cannabis Oil

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The US Government has known since 1974 that Cannabis cures Cancer. In ’72 Richard Nixon wanted a larger budget for his war on drugs. He thought that if he proved Cannabis caused lung cancer like cigarettes do, he would get the support he needed. He gave the Medical College of Virginia 2 years to do a study on the effects of THC on the body. In ’74 the study was completed. It turns out, THC when ingested in highly concentrated forms (such as eating Cannabis oil) will attack any mutated cells in your body while strengthening and rejuvenating the healthy cells. They found the PERFECT cure for Cancer. It worked fast, it worked well, it worked on many different forms of Cancer in ALL stages and it had ZERO harmful side effects. (Unlike Chemo which deteriorates your entire body and kills 1 in 5 patients. Not only that, but it dissolves ALL forms of tumors and can even combat super-bugs like MRSA.) When Richard Nixon saw the results of the study he was FURIOUS. He threw the entire report in the trash and deemed the study classified. In 1976 President Gerald Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive research rights to major pharmaceutical companies, who set out — unsuccessfully — to develop synthetic forms of THC that would deliver all the medical benefits without the “high.”

We only found out about the study a few years ago thanks to dedicated medical and law professionals who filed Freedom of Information Requests. The Govt lied for many reasons.. One of the main reasons is Pharmaceutical Companies. They spend billions every year lobbying to keep Cannabis illegal because they make TRILLIONS off Cancer drugs and research. They are already well aware that Cannabis cures Cancer. They have a great con going at the moment. Cancer patients and their loved ones will spend their entire life savings or even sell their houses and businesses in order to pay for Chemotherapy and other Cancer treatment drugs. A lot of the time they spend all that money and their loved one dies anyway. If the public found out that the Government has been lying for over 40 years, that MILLIONS of lives could have been saved and that the dying could grow the cure they need in their backyard… The Public would be going APE-SHIT.

PLEASE keep an open mind about this. I realize it’s hard to believe but I PROMISE YOU, it’s true. If you want to know more, you should Google ‘Cannabis Cures Cancer’. You will see that there are thousands of published scientific studies, articles, books and documentaries on the subject. I’d start with the film ‘Run From The Cure’. Its one of my favorites

medical1(Comment from the author): I feel the need to be EXCEPTIONALLY CLEAR here because many people have attacked me for sharing this information. SMOKING CANNABIS DOES NOT CURE CANCER. EATING CANNABIS OIL DOES. There have been A LOT of skeptics about this. I highly suggest you actually RESEARCH THIS SUBJECT rather than demonize the people that have already actually researched it. Cannabis DOES CURE CANCER… This is not a rumor, this is not some internet hoax.. THIS IS A FACT. Every single person I know that’s tried this cure, has successfully cured their cancer. Do you get what I’m saying? I KNOW PEOPLE WHO WOULD NOT BE HERE TODAY IF IT WEREN’T FOR THIS CURE. Plenty of people have posted proof online. Check before you doubt!!

(Editor’s Note) It has been suggested for some time that the THC in cannabis is highly anti-cancerous. When you read the report below you will discover why it has been suggested for so long. I don’t know that that report is true but I wouldn’t be surprised. Because I believe that God has provided on earth everything that man needs to cure all his ailments and ills. And to do it naturally. According to the report it is not the smoking of marijuana but physically ingesting cannabis oil that kills cancer cells. Here are the main reasons that I believe the report. Number 1: I do not trust the federal government for anything at any time. Number 2: I trust the pharmaceutical industry and its lobbyists even less. Number 3: as a creationist I believe that God has made no mistakes and never will. Everything God has put on the earth has been for a reason. I am not suggesting that you use marijuana or cannabis oil. I am merely suggesting that you read the report and the references below and make your own decisions. Number 4: it is widely known that the consumption of alcohol which is legal is responsible for many various crimes, DUIs, broken homes and serious addiction. But the consumption of marijuana has never been proven to lead to any of these things. Contrary to popular propaganda marijuana tends to cause a calming effect, a mental introspection, and it has been shown that driving under the influence of marijuana causes people to be more careful and drive slower because they are aware of the influence of the drug. If the government was really concerned about the population not being under the influence of dangerous drugs they would have outlawed alcohol and nicotine generations ago. Obviously that is not the government’s concern.

Cannabis Cures Cancer and the Government Knows it: http://themindunleashed.com/2013/07/cannabis-cures-cancer-and-government.html

34 Medical Studies Proving Cannabis Cures Cancer: http://themindunleashed.com/2013/12/34-medical-studies-proving-cannabis-cures-cancer.html

A Molecular Biologist Explains How THC Completely Kills Cancer: http://themindunleashed.com/2014/04/molecular-biologist-explains-thc-completely-kills-cancer.html

Recipe To Make Cannabis Oil For Chemo Alternative: http://themindunleashed.com/2014/05/recipe-make-cannabis-oil-chemo-alternative.html

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.

Curcumin For Long Lasting Brain Health

 

The Simple Natural Solution to Lifelong Cognitive Health

Are you concerned about maintaining the health of your brain as you age? You’re not alone.

Losing one’s memory and mental abilities to menacing brain plaques or other cognitive issues is something we all fear, and the current statistics on the prevalence of cognitive decline in this country are not pretty. By age 65, sadly 1 in 8 Americans will suffer from severe cognitive decline, and by age 80, an astonishing 1 in 2 will.

Researchers have been working for years to develop an effective treatment. But one “miracle” drug after another has failed to live up to its promises, and it’s becoming more and more apparent that pharmaceuticals are not the solution. Unfortunately, the medical establishment is so narrowly focused on finding an elusive “cure” that scientifically proven prevention strategies are often ignored.

There are a number of natural brain protectors out there, but did you know that one herb has shown more promise when it comes to supporting your neurological system than any other medical finding to date? It’s a scientific fact that curcumin, an antioxidant compound found in the root of the turmeric plant, is one of the most powerful natural brain protecting substances on the planet! It continues to amaze scientists with its remarkable cognitive health benefits.

You may be familiar with turmeric as the bright yellow spice that is commonly found in curry powder. Turmeric has a long history as a healing herb and culinary spice in India. Interestingly, India has the highest per capita consumption of turmeric AND the lowest incidence of cognitive decline worldwide!

Curcumin Combats Dangerous Inflammation

You may have heard about the dangers of “silent” chronic inflammation. It’s been discussed by Dr. Oz and has made headlines in publications such as Newsweek and Time. It’s important for you to know that low-grade inflammation is rapidly becoming recognized as the root cause of the development of cognitive decline, as well as a wide range of serious health problems.

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There are 3 major factors to consider when deciding on a curcumin supplement:

1. Standardization and Dose: Standardization is the process by which the active ingredients in a plant are concentrated and brought to a consistent level. The active ingredients of turmeric are called curcuminoids, and there are actually three components: curcumin, demethoxycurcumin and bisdemethoxycurcumin. Any good curcumin supplement should include all 3 of these curcuminoids and be standardized to at least 75%. Otherwise, what you’re getting could be little more than a pill filled with powdered turmeric root. The minimum recommended daily dose is 1,000 mg per day.

2. Absorption: One problem with curcumin is that it’s not easily absorbed. However, it was discovered that an extract of black pepper, called piperine, significantly enhances absorption of curcumin. In fact, one study found that the addition of a piperine increased bioavailablity by 2,000%! So make sure that any curcumin supplement you take contains this important extract.

3. Price: Some people mistakenly believe if you pay more you get better quality. My advice is that you don’t need to pay more than $30 for a one month supply. Many companies are taking advantage of the hype surrounding curcumin and charging more than double.

One of my favorite sources for nutritional products is Puritan’s Pride. You can get most nutritional products locally at health food stores. But you will always pay way more there than buying online. Here’s where I get mine…

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

 

Dandelion Root Kills Cancer Cells

by Marilyn Caylor

Dandelion has been used medicinally since ancient times for its various health benefits.

However, the most powerful benefit to come out of this common weed is something that medical researchers are super excited to have “discovered” – which is its potential to cure cancer!

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This potent root builds up blood and immune system- cures prostate, lung, and other cancers better than chemotherapy. According to Dr. Carolyn Hamm from the Windsor Regional Cancer Centre in Ontario, Canada, dandelion root extract was the only thing that helped with chronic myelomonocytic leukemia. This form of cancer typically affects older adults.

John Di Carlo, who at the time was a 72-year old cancer patient at the hospital, was sent home to live out his final days after all efforts failed to treat his leukemia. He told CBC News that he was advised to drink dandelion root tea as a last ditch effort. Perhaps it should have been the first option offered in his treatment plan, as his cancer went into remission only four months later! His doctors attributed this to the dandelion tea that he drank.

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Recent studies have shown that dandelion root extract can work very quickly on cancer cells, as was evidenced in Di Carlo’s case. Within 48 hours of coming into contact with the extract, cancerous cells begin to disintegrate. The body happily replaces these with healthy new cells.

Further studies have concluded that the extract also has anti-cancer benefits for other types of cancer, including breast, colon, prostate, liver, and lung cancer! Dandelion root tea may not taste as pleasant as other teas, but it’s certainly more pleasant than living with the side effects of chemotherapy or radiation treatments.

Traditional cancer therapies harm the immune system by killing all cells, even the healthy ones. Dandelion root has the opposite effect – it actually helps boost your immune system and only targets the unhealthy cells. It’s definitely a win-win situation!

Dr. Hamm warns, however, that dandelion root extract can negatively impact the effects of chemotherapy. It’s always best to consult with your doctor, and let them know any and all supplements or foods that you are consuming on a regular basis.

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Even if you don’t have cancer, eating the greens or drinking dandelion tea can still give you great health! For example, the roots and stems of dandelion can help fight diabetes. It does this by stimulating the pancreas to produce insulin, which in turn stabilizes the spikes in blood sugar levels.

If you suffer from digestive issues or need to get rid of toxins, dandelion tea may be just what the herbal medicine doctor ordered! The liver aids the digestive system by producing bile, and it also filters the blood of chemicals and other impurities. According to Dr. Axe, the vitamins and minerals found in dandelions can help cleanse the liver and keep it in tip top shape. So by supporting your liver, you are actually creating better health!

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Dandelions are also high in antioxidants and vitamin C, which is crucial to helping your body fight off infections, such as the bacteria that cause urinary tract infections. If you suffer from frequent bouts of UTI, drinking dandelion tea on a daily basis may prevent it from happening ever again.

Dandelion greens are bitter, but completely edible – as long as you get it from an area that hasn’t been sprayed with chemicals. The greens are rich in fiber, which is great for intestinal health! High fiber diets have also been shown to reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, and irritable bowel syndrome.

The greens are also high in vitamin A – just one cup contains 100% of your recommended daily allowance. Vitamin A is critical for maintaining healthy vision, and it can also prevent premature aging of the skin.

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Since you probably aren’t likely to eat an entire cup of bitter greens on its own, you can incorporate it into a morning smoothie. Just blend it up with your favorite fruit, which will offset the bitter taste.

Wow – who knew there were so many health benefits to a “weed” that’s growing out in my front yard? Its ability to cure cancer has me in complete awe!

Watch the video below to find out how to make fresh dandelion tea from scratch!

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.

U.S. Government Finally Admits That Cannabis Destroys Cancer Cells and Protects Healthy Cells

Preface: I am sharing this article from Health Science News (http://healthsciencenews.co/) because I believe it has some important information. That does not mean, however, that I personally use or recommend the use of “illegal” drugs. You are personally responsible for your choices.

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Cannabis has been demonized as a gateway drug for more than 80 years. Now, in a stunning, though quiet, feat of acknowledgment, the U.S. National Cancer Institute (NCI) has admitted that cannabis kills cancer cells without harming normal cells.

The alternative media has been reporting on the medicinal benefits of marijuana for years. Multiple independent studies have found that marijuana can kick a host of health problems to the curb, including everything from lyme disease to tumors.

Apparently, the overwhelmingly massive amounts of evidence in favor of the medicinal benefits of marijuana finally caused the NCI to buckle. The federal government sponsored agency recently updated the FAQs on its website to incorporate studies that demonstrated that marijuana can and has destroyed cancer cells. Cancer kills approximately 20,000 people worldwide each day, according to global health estimates.

NIC States Marijuana Can Shrink Cancerous Tumors

Health researchers from the U.S. government now state that cannabinoids, a class of compounds present in cannabis, can hinder cancer by causing cell death and stymieing blood vessels necessary for tumor growth.

They claim studies on mice and rats demonstrate that cannabinoids are able to destroy cancer cells while protecting noncancerous cells. The chemical constitution of marijuana was found to be effective at combating colon cancer, liver cancer, breast cancer and various other forms of the disease.

In addition, health officials also implied that cannabinoids can foster the effectiveness of chemotherapy without adding to the side-effects. According to health researchers on the U.S. government’s Cancer.gov website.

“A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in human glioma cells showed that when given along with chemotherapy, CBD may make chemotherapy more effective and increase cancer cell death without harming normal cells. Studies in mouse models of cancer showed that CBD together with delta-9-THC may make chemotherapy such as temozolomide more effective.”

“A study in mice showed that cannabinoids may protect against inflammation of the colon and may have potential in reducing the risk of colon cancer, and possibly in its treatment.”

“A laboratory study of delta-9-THC in hepatocellular carcinoma (liver cancer) cells showed that it damaged or killed the cancer cells. The same study of delta-9-THC in mouse models of liver cancer showed that it had antitumor effects. Delta-9-THC has been shown to cause these effects by acting on molecules that may also be found in non-small cell lung cancer cells and breast cancer cells.”

“A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor negative breast cancer cells showed that it caused cancer cell death while having little effect on normal breast cells. Studies in mouse models of metastatic breast cancer showed that cannabinoids may lessen the growth, number, and spread of tumors.”

An Unprecedented Acknowledgement about the Medicinal Benefits of Marijuana

The health officials go on to note that cannabinoid receptors have anti-inflammatory effects, which may play a role in alleviating pain. In addition, several animal studies have found that cannabinoids may prevent nerve problems like tingling, swelling and muscle weakness, caused by different types of chemotherapy.

These studies are regarded by the NCI as preclinical, and were all conducted using animals. According to health officials, no clinical trials of marijuana use to help treat cancer have been published.

The big news isn’t the result of these studies, however. As noted earlier, the alternative media has covered the medicinal benefits of marijuana over and over. What is news, is that after decades of the federal government chastising marijuana, the cancer-fighting power of cannabis can no longer be ignored.

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Another Viable Cancer Killer

Sea cucumbers are known as cancer warriors due to their known antitumor activity. Sea cucumbers are boneless saltwater animals found worldwide on the sea floor.

These sea creatures contain many anti-cancer substances. One of them — Frondoside A — works by antagonizing EP2 and EP4 receptors. According to studies conducted by the University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, there is a growing body of evidence that Frondoside A may be a promising new agent with the potential to treat cancer and may also represent a potential new modality to antagonize EP4. Demonstrable anticancer activity has been confirmed in several models.

EP4 supports the metastasis of lung and colon cancer in mice. EP4 also protects tumor cells from chemotherapy-induced apoptosis (programmed cell death). Frondoside A may be suggested for use as a chemopreventive agent for metastatic cancer. By blocking the cancer growing receptors, tumors get starved and malignant cells do not survive.

Concurring research, such as that conducted by the Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far-Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Science, show that the death of tumor cells is caused by the fact that the sea cucumber activates proteins (caspases) that directly trigger the dying process in the tumor cells.

Sea cucumbers are being researched for use in treating a wide number of diseases, including breast and colon cancer. Specific research has confirmed the programmed death of the cancer cells of the prostate carcinogen. Similar success has been shown in the research of malignant cells in lungs, lymph nodes, the liver, the pancreas, the colon, breasts, and the brain, and in endometrial, melanoma, and other tumor types.

Sea cucumber extracts are being sold as dietary supplements in the form of powder or capsules. Due to their commercial value sea cucumbers are extensively harvested. Some of them are toxic, but some are edible and considered a delicacy, especially in Asian countries.

Recently, more and more countries have been overharvesting sea cucumbers. It has started to cause severe damage. For example, Hawaii temporarily banned any large-scale commercial harvesting of sea cucumbers from January 10, 2016. Similar measures have been taken by India, Sri Lanka, Jamaica, and many other countries.

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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.

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Angina Relief with Zinc

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14. Angina Relief with Zinc

It’s expensive to be poor. That means that truly poor people seldom feel that they have the means to take good, preventive care of things, their cars, their homes, their bodies. Then, when the results of that inattention show up, it’s often as a problem that’s expensive to fix,  requiring much more money and effort than all the maintenance would have.

Keep checking back for more FREE health tips that you can use to avoid rushing to the doctor or ER every time there’s a problem. And they are very inexpensive or free.

High doses of zinc can get rid of angina pain. Nobody’s really sure why this works, but it does.

Take 180–300 mg of zinc daily for 14 days. Look for zinc gluconate or zinc acetate, as lozenges or tablets.

Zinc competes with copper for absorption, so when you’re taking this much zinc it can’t hurt to increase your copper intake as well, to 10 mg a day.

Your cost: $6

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Skin Support with Chia

chia

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15. Skin Support with Chia

Many of us tend to manage our daily lives by ‘running around putting out fires’. What I mean by that is that so many of us don’t take ‘preventive care’ of things. These things include our cars, our homes, our bodies, our health, our teeth and gums.

Then, when the results of that inattention show up, it’s often as a problem that’s expensive to fix,  requiring much more money and effort than all the maintenance would have.

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Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are an essential component of supple, healthy skin, and chia seed is about the most cost-effective source of EFAs available.

You don’t even need to grind it before use the way you do with flaxseed; just sprinkle two tablespoons a day on cereal or a salad, or mix it in with yogurt or juice.

Chia seed is available from sources such as Sam’s Club.

Your cost: $6 per month

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First Steps to Stopping Snoring

First Steps to Stopping Snoring

First Steps to Stopping Snoring

There are many different types of treatment options for snoring issues. Some of them are more practical while still others are very advanced and complex in nature. Whether you’re a subscriber to the no-nonsense approach of grandma’s advice or prefer the miracles of modern science, there are many popular remedies for snoring cessation.

The most often recommended do-it-yourself treatments for snoring are to lose weight and change the position in which you sleep. Sleeping on your back actually encourages the soft palate to relax, which can obstruct the airway and lead to snoring.

By training yourself to sleep on your side, you can sometimes eliminate this particular reason for snoring. Grandma had it right, however, when she came up with the idea of using a tennis ball.

By using a safety pin and placing a tennis ball into a sock (then attaching the sock to the back of your pajamas), you have created an uncomfortable position for sleeping. Your natural response will be to turn onto your side rather than sleep on the tennis ball. In time, it’s believed that you will have a natural tendency to sleep on your side rather than on your back and will no longer need the tennis ball.

Other home remedies for snoring include raising the head of the bed at least four inches. You can do this rather easily by placing rolled up towels below the mattress. This is believed to make breathing easier in addition to forcing your tongue and jaw slightly forward.

If you smoke, you need to quit – or at the very least cut back on the amount you smoke each day. You should also limit your exposure to second-hand smoke. In some lines of work, this is more difficult than others. However, the less you’re exposed to smoke or second-hand smoke, the more relief you’ll have from snoring.

Of course, not everyone has the same faith in home remedies – and some have a different or more severe cause for their snoring. There is no treatment that’s one size fits all (if that were the case there wouldn’t be so many treatments).

Nasal strips are another option that have become popular for those who wish to treat their own snoring problems or are simply desperate for their partner’s snoring to go away. In addition to the nasal strips, some manufacturers of snoring products also have a spray for the back of the throat. You should try both products before deciding to give up altogether.

If these things aren’t working for your snoring problems or those of your partner, you may have a more serious problem – such as sleep apnea. Under a doctor’s care, you can use oral appliances and facemasks to help combat the snoring problem and other related issues.

If you suspect sleep apnea, you should seek the care of a qualified medical professional immediately. This is a potentially life threatening illness that should not be ignored. Snoring doesn’t have to ruin your social life or place your partner in another room. You can combat the effects of snoring if you’re willing to make the effort.

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Arthritis Relief with PVC Pipe

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2. Arthritis Relief with PVC Pipe

It’s expensive to be poor. That means that truly poor people seldom feel that they have the means to take good, preventive care of things, their cars, their homes, their bodies. Then, when the results of that inattention show up, it’s often as a problem that’s expensive to fix,  requiring much more money and effort than all the maintenance would have. Keep checking back to Read about 26 things to keep you healthy that are very inexpensive or free.

Every cell in your body has both a positive and a negative charge. An imbalance leads to malfunction and varying degrees of disease. Overactivity in an area, as occurs with inflammation, creates a positive electrical charge.

You can create a negative charge by rubbing a piece of fuzzy material (found in craft stores, or as scraps) briskly along a short length of PVC pipe (available in hardware stores, or as free scrap from a friendly plumber).

To treat an arthritic joint, move the charged PVC pipe slowly back and forth over the area, keeping it about a half-inch to an inch or so from the surface of the skin. After three or four passes, recharge the pipe by rubbing it against the material again. (If you happen to touch the pipe to your skin or other object in the process, you won’t get a shock, but you will need to recharge it again at that time.)

Keep repeating the process until you feel relief. Most people begin to feel a noticeable improvement within five to seven minutes. Your cost: Free