In our modern day world, when something goes awry with our health, we often seek the advice of a medical professional to help understand what is going on and how we can treat it. While becoming aware of our ailments is important, the way in which we treat them is just as much so. Health begins with prevention. Remaining aware of what is known to deplete our wellbeing is pertinent. And if you are faced with an unfortunate diagnosis, it’s necessary to understand it to the best of your ability, and acknowledge the factors that could have caused it, otherwise you may find yourself in the same situation again later on down the road. You must also know your healing options. There are many medicinal paths out there, and sometimes the one you are presented with is not necessarily the right one.

Here, rheumatoid arthritis is discussed, and you might be surprised at the healing options available to you.

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is defined as a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by inflammation of the joints, frequently accompanied by marked deformities, and ordinarily associated with manifestations of a general, or systemic, affliction.[1]

This disorder, which often affects the small joints in the hands and feet, is the result of the immune system accidentally attacking the body’s own tissues, damaging the lining of the joints, and causing swelling that can become so severe that it can lead to bone erosion and deformed joints. Other parts of the body that can be affected are the skin, eyes, lungs, and blood vessels.

The Signs and Symptoms

RA can be difficult to diagnose, but knowing the factors involved is crucial. Some of the early signs include: fatigue, dry mouth, loss of appetite, irritated eyes that can even experience discharge, chest pain upon breathing, and hardened tissue in the form of small bumps under the skin on your arms.

You may then experience inflammation, stiffness, and pain in the fingers, wrists, knees, feet, ankles, or shoulders. Numbness, tingling, and burning are also common as a result of carpal tunnel syndrome, often associated with RA. You might also experience a fever accompanied by other RA symptoms.

The disorder, which can be terminal, can have pain so crippling that half of people who develop it will no longer be able to work within 10 years. Furthermore, within five years, 50 to 70 percent of RA’s victims will experience some form of disability. With such a small number (less than one percent) of people experiencing spontaneous remission, it can feel very defeating to live with.

Traditional Treatments

Many of the doctor-prescribed medications do little to reverse RA, but rather alleviate the symptoms associated with the disorder. To do so, anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen and highly toxic drugs are often utilized. Steroids like prednisone can have many side effects, including an increased risk of infection, weight gain, worsening diabetes, cataracts in the eyes, and the thinning of bones.

Furthermore, there is also the concern of  people with RA experiencing relapses while on these toxic medications. “That can happen within months or even many years after a patient has been started on a drug,” explains Dr. Hardin, a professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, in the Bronx, New York. Dr. Hardin notes that this phenomenon is the result of people simply becoming resistant to medications.

“When I was diagnosed with RA, my rheumatologist started me on immuno-suppressants, steroids and methotrexate (a drug commonly used in chemotherapy),” says Rachna Chhachhi, a certified nutritional therapist. “After a while of feeling good, I noticed that my hair had started falling. I tried everything possible to get back my lost hair, but to no avail. Nothing worked. When I asked my immunologist, he told me it was a side effect of the drugs I was taking. I had to choose between balding and being able to walk.” Chhachhi chose alternative methods, changing her lifestyle choices first and foremost.

Lifestyle Changes and Natural Pain Relievers

As with any health concern, it’s much easier to assume this is the unfortunate hand you are dealt with and give in to medications as a means for getting through the day. But a crucial step many people miss when it comes to diagnoses is understanding what might have caused them in the first place.

RA is an immune system disorder, so it makes sense that the buildup of nutritional deficiencies could weaken the body. Chhachhi chose to strengthen her immune system through nutrition and physical practices like yoga and pranayama. Here is a look at similar lifestyle changes that can be made:

Diet

Avoiding or limiting inflammatory foods can be extremely beneficial for reversing RA. These foods include whole-milk products, fatty cuts of meat, empty starches, added sugars, refined flours, and processed foods complete with hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils. Anti-inflammatory foods include wild salmon, avocado, nuts, olive oil, whole grains, vegetables, and antioxidant-rich fruits. Essentially, you are eating for your joints.

A 2011 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition discovered that, over a 15-year- period, men and women who ate a healthful dose of nuts had more than a 50 percent lower risk of dying from inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis as opposed to those who ate little to no nuts.

Olive oil, which is loaded with oleocanthal, hinders inflammation in the body as well as reduces pain, much like the synthetic medications on the market. “This compound inhibits activity of COX enzymes, with a pharmacological action similar to ibuprofen,” explains José M. Ordovás, PhD, who is the Director of Nutrition and Genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston.

Another natural pain reliever is the curcumin found in turmeric, which is touted for its incredible anti-inflammatory properties. In fact, a study published in 2006 in the Journal of Natural Products discovered that pure curcuminoid extracts are effective in preventing and treating experimental rheumatoid arthritis.

Weight

Excess weight isn’t good for people with rheumatoid arthritis because it adds extra stress and strain on weight-bearing joints like the knees and hips. Low-impact aerobic exercises are the way to go. “While, yoga keeps their joints supple and flexible, pranayama helps in the efficient release of toxins from the body, thereby reducing pain,” explains Chhachhi of her chosen and recommended method.

study conducted by researchers at the Mayo Clinic discovered that obese individuals were 25 percent more at risk for being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis than people with normal body weights. The study’s lead researcher, Eric Matteson, says it’s more than just stress on the joints, however. “The link, we think, has to do with the activity of the fat cells themselves,” says Matteson.

Vitamin D Deficiency

Vitamin D plays an important role in the strengthening of bones, joints and cartilage, so not getting enough can work to do the opposite — weakening your body and aiding in muscle and skeletal pain. A 2012 study published in the journal Therapeutic Advances in Endocrinology and Metabolism concluded that a deficiency of this vitamin may be linked to the onset of serious diseases for people with RA. The sun is the best source of natural vitamin D. You can also get it through your diet by eating foods like salmon, egg yolks, and fortified milk and yogurts. And to make sure you are absorbing it properly, it’s important to have healthy gut flora. Consuming fermented foods daily is a great place to start.

 

 

 

Originally posted 2016-04-06 11:45:20.

We’ve known for quite some time that there’s a huge difference between organic food and conventional products. Organic bashers like Jon Entine might tell you there’s nothing to worry about, yet research says otherwise. A recent study performed by England’s Newcastle University on ecological agriculture cuts straight to the chase, proving that organic products have healthier fats, more nutrients and fewer toxic chemicals than conventional food.

In the 1950s, the world population was estimated to be just under 3 billion. By the year 2000, that number easily doubled, reaching well over 6 billion individuals. Today, feeding the world is a problem on its own, but when you’re faced with corporate magnates that mass produce everything from seeds to vegetables, plants and even animals, are you sure you know what it is that you are eating?

The beef with non-organic meat and milk

In order to raise revenue and profit margins, food manufacturers have sought to optimize their production lines as much as possible – from developing their very own farms to cultivating the food that livestock need until they are slaughtered. But animals normally take years to raise. They can also get sick or develop medical conditions. Instead of allowing nature to take its course, the food industry thought that it could further improve the process. Consequently, animals’ genomes are now being modified to develop prematurely, as well as grow more meat and less fat, while their food is overfilled with antibiotics to keep them alive in squalid conditions.

The food that they eat is also genetically engineered to be resistant to herbicides. Why? Manually protecting immense fields of crops from weeds and pests is time- and cost-intensive. Herbicide resistance allows the use of chemicals that kill weeds without endangering crop yield when harvest is due. However, when you modify a living structure to develop such a trait, you can effect an irreversible chain reaction in the environment. Living organisms are not Lego pieces that can be constantly built and re-built; they are part of a sequence that is completely interconnected.

What’s worse, these transgenic mutations are very likely to be passed on to the animals who eat them. Including human beings. You are basically eating pesticides when you choose non-organic. You are also eating herbicides like Roundup, which has been declared “probable carcinogen” by the UN’s cancer research agency. Combine these with the modifications that the animals are subjected to, put it on a shelf and you have a conventional food item – rich in chemicals and very dangerous for your health.

Why organic is better

The extensive research led by Carlo Leifert, a professor of ecological agriculture at England’s Newcastle University, demonstrated that organic meats have significantly higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids. It’s not just beef or chicken, but also pork, lamb and goat. How much better is organic meat? Data indicates that it contains 47% more omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids than conventional meat does. Judge for yourself.

Organic milk is also head and shoulders above non-organic, with 46% more omega-3s. It also boasts 13% more vitamin E and 20% more iron than conventional does. Obviously, the animals that are actually allowed to graze and eat natural plants yield superior food and milk. You might be able to produce more and faster in a CAFO, but at a significantly lower quality.

Overfeeding also goes hand-in-hand with growing animals as fast as possible. In turn, this affects the environment, because more resources are diverted towards the food industry and various ecosystems are contaminated by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Particularly when we’re as clueless as we are today in regard to genetic mutations, it’s best that we keep eating what’s natural and organic. By doing so, we protect our immunity and health, while minimizing the risk of developing GMO-related illnesses.

Originally posted 2016-04-02 11:43:44.

INGREDIENTS:
1 tbsp Coconut Oil
1 knuckle Ginger
1 knuckle Turmeric
4 cups sodium free veggie broth
2 stalks of scallions

 DIRECTIONS:

Prepare all the ingredients.

Preheat the pan to medium heat.

Add some powdered ginger and turmeric together with the coconut oil.

Add the veggie broth letting it boil.

Reduce the heat, and add turmeric root into it.

Add the sliced scallions.

Transfer to a clean container.

Originally posted 2016-03-29 11:41:51.

 

There are so many ways you can use apple cider vinegar in your daily routine, it works great for pretty much anything, from treating an upset stomach, dealing with skin problems to cleaning your house. And believe me, once you start to use it, you won’t turn back.

The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are endless, here re some creative and simple ways to add the benefits of apple cider vinegar to your life:

1. For cleaning purpose, make this “all-purpose cleaner”with apple cider vinegar

You have to prepare 1 part water, 1 part apple cider vinegar and a few drops of essential oil. Mix them in a spray bottle and use anytime when you want.

2. It can be added to your smoothie, but keep in mind of that just add a little as it has strong taste.

3. You can rub your teeth with apple cider vinegar and then rinse with water, it will remove stains and keep your teeth whiter.

4. Feeling tired after a whole day work? Then add a cup apple cider vinegar to your bath water to have a relaxing bath. You can also add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. A hot bath with apple cider vinegar also helps flush out toxins through the skin, so this is also a great detoxification process.

5. Apple cider vinegar helps you detox the whole body. It’s recommended to take it before your meal by mixing 2-3 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in a glass of tomato juice.

6. Apple cider vinegar is a good ingredient for dressing. For making your food taste great, try these easy-to-make dressing recipes with apple cider vinegar:

Apple cider vinegar with olive oil dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • A few salt and pepper to taste

Apple cider vinegar, yogurt and honey dressing

  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon raw honey
  • Salt to taste

Mix the ingredients well and you get a great dressing for salads, vegetables and meats.

7. Apple cider vinegar works effectively to increase your metabolism, this is due to its rich content of vitamins and minerals, especially the high amount of potassium it contains.

8. It’s a simple remedy for relieving a sore throat. Simply mix 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup of warm water and gargle with the mixture every hour or as needed.

9. It can help you get rid of dandruff. Add 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar to 4 cups of water and pour over your hair after shampooing. Rinse with water after 1-2 minutes.

10. Want to get rid of acne? Try to mix 1 part apple cider vinegar to 4 parts water. Apply it to the affected area with a cotton pad, leave it for some minutes and rinse with cold water. Do 2-3 times a day.

11. Candida may results in several symptoms, such as lack of energy, bad memory, sugar cravings as well as yeast infections. Apple cider vinegar helps you get rid of candida due to its natural enzymes. Add 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to a bathtub and soak for half an hour.

12. Take 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar followed by a cup of water will help you deal with heartburn. It works by orrecting low acid, thus reducing heartburn symptoms.

13. The mixture of 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with 1 cup water is a great solution for cleaning your kitchen and toilet. This mixture also acts as a natural room fresher.

14. It’s highly recommended to add a teaspoon or two of apple cider vinegar when you’re cooking your bone broth. As it will help draw more minerals out of the bones.

15. If you’re suffering from painful sunburn, use apple cider vinegar. Mix a cup of apple cider vinegar in a lukewarm bath to soothe the uncomfort feeling.

16. It clears a stuffy nose. Add a teaspoon apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and drinking, it will give you a relief quickly.

17. It helps relieve migraines by mixing 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 2 tablespoon raw honey in a cup water. Drink it twice a day.

18. Add 2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar to 16 oz of water and sip this solution throughout the day, it will promote weight loss.

19. It’s also a fantastic ingredient for flea redution. Mix 1 part apple cider vinegar and 1 part water and spray it on your pets’ skin to repell the fleas on your pets.

20. It works well to help you get rid of hiccups.

The benefits of apple cider vinegar to health are still not stopping here, it also:

  1. Prevents flu
  2. Reduces inflammation from arthritis
  3. Aids digestion
  4. Improves sleep
  5. Strengthens bones
  6. Eases constipation
  7. Treats ear infections
  8. Helps treat eczema
  9. Lowers blood pressure
  10. Relieves Gout
  11. Balances the body’s pH level
  12. Lowers cholesterol
  13. Reduces blood glucose level in diabetics
  14. Removes nail fungus
  15. Soothes bug bites

Now you know, apple cider vinegar is really a miracle product that can be used in so many different ways. Do you have more creative ways to use it in your daily life? Share with us.

Originally posted 2016-03-23 11:38:59.

It’s time to turn this whole health thing about face! If you try to detoxify your body from harmful chemicals, synthetic foods, heavy metal toxins, and so on, but you just ate gluten with the last 5 meals, you may be waiting quite a while for some results, especially the ones you can feel.

That’s really what it’s all about, how we feel. If you want to get anything done, and done right, you want to feel well during the effort, and when you’re done too, so you can enjoy and appreciate the results. That could mean a good pay check, great health, good times traveling or shopping, or simply peace of mind and relaxation.

If you want to quit smoking cigarettes, the best plan is to quit sugar, gluten, and hydrogenated oils first, for a week, and then think about the best plan for detoxifying your system. You gotta start with some greens, some spring water, and some fresh, raw organic vegetables, and then get to the big task in a week or so. Then again, how big of a task will it really be to QUIT SMOKING FOR GOOD when you are already feeling better? You may not want cigarettes any more, in fact, you’re going to DESPISE THEM when we’re done with you. It’s time to cut the habit by killing the urge. Here we go.

Replace and Replenish! Replace and Replenish!

We’ll say it over and over until it’s grinded into your brain like carving words into rock. You pull all your staple foods, drinks and personal care products that have toxins in them, one by one, from your shelves and counters and cabinets and the freezer and the fridge and your purse and the car, and you toss them out or give them away. Smile while you do it. It’s instant satisfaction like you’ve never felt before. It’s physical and mental. Snap to it! Do that first, then go to a couple stores, and you don’t have to break your wallet or empty your purse for these trips. Just buy for 3 days or so, then you’ll go back out with new ideas and creative REPLACEMENTS for your toxins that do NOT contain toxins. One by one by one, you replace and replenish with healthy items. It’s that simple.

You replace sugar with stevia sweet leaf (powder or tincture). You replace hydrogenated oils with organic coconut oil. You replace gluten with salads. You replace your toxic deodorant and antiperspirant (corporate made crap) with natural, organic products. If you can’t eat the ingredients as food, don’t put the stuff on your skin, hair, nails, face, anywhere!

Go on line, find some recipes for meals you love and REPLACE AND REPLENISH with healthy choices that are local or organic ingredients, and make a few new dishes. You can do it. Here are some recipe ideas right here:

http://www.naturalnews.com/025071_food_raw_recipes.html

Next, after two cycles of your 3 day stints with no chemicals in your body, especially no gluten, your system will have flushed the majority of chemicals that you consumed. Now on to the biggest and BEST PART of detoxification–quitting cigarettes.

Sure, your liver, kidneys, pancreas, bladder, colon and lungs are screaming for help. We got your back! There are a lot of detox programs and products and SCAMS out there, so you gotta watch out here. This is important. All you have to do is quit smoking. Your body is a machine and will repair itself with the right foods, and we’ve already got that covered. Ideal health is ALL ABOUT getting ideal vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and herbs, so now your mainly raw, organic, whole food regimen takes care of business for you. The KEY to quitting smoking, without medication, without gimmicks, without having to psyche yourself out of the hook, without patches, pills, or nicotine at all, is to REPLACE AND REPLENISH your natural dopamine levels in your body.

Yeah, we know, you’re asking out loud right now, “How do you do THAT?”

 

ONE WORD: MUCUNA

Mucuna, also known as Velvet Bean, is capturing the interest of thousands of smokers who have the desire and the will to quit cigarettes, but can’t handle the first couple of weeks of rollercoaster-like mood swings and basic withdrawal symptoms. The L-Dopa content of the unprocessed Mucuna bean powder is so powerful that doctors are also using it help Parkinson’s patients restore mental clarity, and as a mood elevator. (http://www.secrets-of-longevity-in-humans.com/mucuna-pruriens.html) A new study reveals Mucuna just might be that “missing rung” in the ladder that leads to great health for thousands more soon-to-be ex-smokers. The Mucuna extract contains a significant amount of naturally occurring L-dopa, an amino acid which converts into dopamine. Most commonly sold in powder form, this “herbal” remedy can be found all over the internet, and the 60 percent concentration can be found in vegetarian capsules that are high quality. (http://herbal-powers.com/mupr120ca10o1.html) This wondrous Ayervetic Indian herb is known by many names, including sea beans, buffalo beans, Dopabean, Pruriens, Cowitch, Kapikachu and Atmagupta. The main medicinal benefits come from the seeds, but the pod and the roots can also be used. The velvety beans are actually drift seeds, meaning they can float away on ocean currents and re-plant themselves all over the world.

Research shows L-Dopa provides a wide variety of health benefits. All non-smokers should peruse these benefits as well: • Regeneration of organs (heart, kidneys, liver, lungs) • Dramatically strengthen immune system • Improved sleep • Reduced body fat and cellulite • Improved skin appearance • Increased mood and sense of well being • Increased bone density (very necessary after toxin overload from cigarettes)

The Smoking Scam Defeated

Marlboro is “Marlboro,” the number one selling premium brand cigarette in the world, because of the highest potency rating of their “custom made” nicotine delivery device. Make no mistake about it. The other KINGS of the industry are all in on the evil trick also, including Winston, Lucky Strike, Kool, Parliament, Pall Mall, Camel, Newport, and of course, the Menthols. (http://www.the-top-tens.com/lists/top-ten-cigarette-brands.asp) The scam to hook smokers by using ammonia to strengthen the nicotine addiction WORKS, and the 4,000 plus chemicals in commercial cigarettes are no joke, leading the smoker right off the cliff, where they feel like their only way out of feeling awful is to light up. The U.S., Japan, and China alone make up over 75% of the world’s smokers. (http://articles.chicagotribune.com) Now, along comes Mucuna, the most essential element of the escape. This inexpensive natural herb is easily assimilated by the body and the effects show up within days. Mucuna’s L-Dopa can improve circulation, energy, youthful skin, and general enthusiasm for life. What more could a smoker ask for, after just bombarding their body with pesticide, ammonia and bleach?

The most essential element of the escape

One all natural method to quitting cigarettes incorporates Mucuna into the nutritional “phase” of cessation, which, according to the program 14AndOut, is the third and final phase. (http://premium.naturalnews.tv/14AndOut__TV.htm) New research shows that smokers are using Mucuna to “replace and replenish” dopamine levels during the first few weeks of cessation which kills the urge to smoke, and in turns ends the habit in 14 days or fewer.

The research shows that Mucuna works for quitting cold turkey and for weaning, but that best results come from weaning the smoker off nicotine over a 14 day period. This completely natural, legal, and results-proving substitute for nicotine is ending the cravings of ex-smokers so they never go “back to the well” to satisfy the old chemically-induced “nic fit.” Mucuna is the kryptonite of Big Tobacco’s “super” scam. Once smokers understand the specific chemicals in commercial cigarettes which drive them down and essentially create the need for dopamine, they have completed phase I of 14AndOut.

In phase II, the smoker learns how to substitute good behaviors for the previous health-damaging ones, such as breathing patterns and “hand to mouth” habits. Lastly, the program educates smokers about nutrition and how diseases cannot survive in an “alkalized system.” This is when the smoker shifts his/her diet, reducing the acid heavy system, which is all part of the hook of smoking. http://www.naturalnews.com/037232_Mucuna_cigarette_cravings_kick_the_habit.html#ixzz42VnS5HcB

Originally posted 2016-03-20 11:36:40.

immune-supportAntibiotics should really be a last resort when you are feeling unwell, and the misuse of them is leading to more and more bugs becoming resistant to antibiotics. These “superbugs”, such as MRSA, are very difficult to treat, and according to Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO, “the rise of antibiotic resistance is a global health crisis. It is reaching dangerously high levels in all parts of the world.”

In a recent survey by the UN, 64% of people wrongly thought that they should be taking penicillin-based drugs and other antibiotics to treat cold and flu symptoms – when in fact these medicines have no impact at all on viruses, as reported by CBC News. Meanwhile, one-third of people also wrongly believed that they should cease taking antibiotics as soon as their symptoms subsided, rather than finishing the full course as prescribed by their doctors.

The danger of taking antibiotics to treat viral infections or not completing a full course of antibiotics is that bacteria can mutate and adapt to become resistant to the antibiotics normally used to treat the infections that they cause – meaning that those antibiotics will not work next time.

Superbugs are already responsible for the death of at least 23,000 people in the U.S. every year, according to Scientific American, with approximately 2 million U.S. citizens developing antibiotic-resistant infections each year. It is therefore crucial that antibiotics are not taken for viral infections and that we avoid taking them unless absolutely necessary. With this in mind, what are the alternatives to taking antibiotics?

Natural remedies for bacterial infections

Horseradish

A recent article by Mother Earth News states that scientific research has shown various herbs, fruits and vegetables can be used as natural antibiotics and contain health-enhancing compounds. Raw horseradish has long been used for its medicinal properties, with its healing components being thought to ease colds, coughs, kidney stones and even urinary tract infections (UTIs), according to Dr. John Christopher’s Herbal Legacy.

Horseradish contains a volatile oil called sinigrin, which is broken down in the body to produce allyl isothiocyanate – a powerful natural antibiotic. There are various other extremely active healing compounds contained within this spice that help clear congestion, thin down mucus, reduce inflammation and fight infections.

Its effectiveness at treating various conditions has led to it being a commonly used natural medicine in Germany as part of a formulation called Angocin Anti-Infekt N. Several studies have shown that this medication is very effective at treating both UTIs and respiratory infections.

Oregano

It seems that horseradish isn’t the only herb that contains volatile oils that act as natural antibiotics. Oregano contains thymol and carvacrol oils, which have been shown to inhibit the growth of various bacteria that can lead to UTIs, respiratory infections, systemic infections and bone infections.

Honey

This fantastic natural sweetener should actually be used as your first method of treatment, as it fights infection in several ways, making it harder for bacteria to develop resistance. Researchers are now advising doctors to prescribe it before turning to antibiotics, and it is also antiviral, which means that those viral infections which cannot be treated with antibiotics could be alleviated by honey.

The right way to take antibiotics

As with any medication, it is important to take antibiotics properly as per the instruction leaflet and your doctor’s recommendations. Be aware that they won’t work when you are trying to treat viral infections such as common colds, bronchitis or the flu, and once you start taking a course make sure that you finish it. According to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, the overuse of antibiotics causes side effects and in the long-term reduces their effectiveness – always try natural alternatives first before turning to antibiotics as a last resort.

Originally posted 2016-03-16 11:34:32.

If you’re seeking an uncomplicated way to cultivate health, look to the lymphatic system. Working in tandem with the cardiovascular system, lymph fluids help remove toxins from the blood, while also transporting immune system cells. Since the lymphatic system doesn’t have an organ like the heart to circulate fluid, it needs to be stimulated. Have a look below for several suggestions on how to do this easily each day.

Keep the body humming

Drink plenty of water – Since hydration plays a key role in both circulatory systems, it’s crucial to consume adequate fluids throughout the day. When we don’t pay attention to this one basic practice, stress is placed on the lymph system, leading to inefficiency and toxic build-up. An additional benefit of proper hydration: the kidneys are able to do their job of flushing out water soluble waste.

Dry skin brushing – Another simple habit that keeps the lymphatic system in top form is brushing the skin. Amazingly, there are hundreds of miles of lymphatic tubules in the body that collect waste products. When we brush the skin, the system is stimulated in a process called lymphatic drainage.

To include this method in your daily routine, first you will need a high quality skin brush with natural bristles — aim for one with a long handle so that you can reach the back and other inconvenient spots. Before your morning shower and after work are two good times to dry brush. Use short strokes toward the heart with firm pressure, but do not “scrub.” Steer clear of delicate areas such as the face. Brush as long as you would like, although average sessions usually last between two and 20 minutes.

Hydrotherapy – For a quick circulatory boost, try alternating hot and cold water during your shower. When the skin is exposed to cold water, the whole body contracts, which squeezes lymphatic fluid up. And when hot water is applied, fluid moves downward as the constriction relaxes. A good standard is to alternate water temperature every thirty seconds for the entire length of your shower. Just make sure you have a reliable shower filter to avoid absorbing more toxins than you’re eliminating.

Rebounding – One of the best ways to improve lymphatic movement and drainage is to bounce on a small trampoline called a rebounder. Utilizing gravity and non-impact motion, bouncing assists the flow of lymph fluid. One method is the “health bounce.” Stand with feet shoulder width apart. Keeping your feet on the mat, bounce with a gentle up and down motion. That’s all there is to it. With just a few minutes a day, the lymphatic system is kept healthy and flowing.

Lymphatic drainage therapy – Using a specialized technique that applies pressure to lymph nodes and tubules, a trained therapist can strengthen lymphatic efficiency. The method entails holding the hands flat and moving them in a wavelike motion on the body to release blockages and enhance circulation. The benefits include detoxification, relaxation, regeneration of tissue and a reduction of inflammation.

Originally posted 2016-03-13 11:34:02.

goutDespite the possibility of several different crystals being involved, the most likely cause for gout is uric acid crystals deposited in a joint, most commonly the great toe joint. Whatever the cause, the following procedure should prove helpful, without the need for medication.

Dietary Recommendations – Eat a generous amount of parsley, it does not need necessarily to be added to meals, just grab a handful and eat raw when it suits. It is the kidneys favourite food!

Also, dissolve a teaspoon of marmite in a mug of hot water and drink at least one each day as this supports the electrolyte balance.

Separate starch and protein in the main meal of the day by 4 hours. Also go low on fruits as they tend to be acid forming.

Requirements

    2 bowls with enough water to cover the foot to the ankle.
    Fill one with water as hot as bearable but not so hot as to scald.
    The second bowl should be filled with water as cold as possible, including ice cubes.

Method – You must always start with the foot in the hot water and finish in the cold. Place the foot in the hot bath for 10 seconds, then immediately into the cold for 5 seconds, repeat this procedure at least 10 times, finishing in cold. For maximum benefit repeat as often as possible at least twice a day, the problem should then resolve in a few days or so.

Originally posted 2016-03-13 11:27:59.

In this article we’re going to cover the last three of the “six healing sounds”. To read the first article which details the first three of these sounds, click here http://www.naturalnews.com

Today we’re far more familiar with the concepts of sounds, sound waves and the constantly vibrating state of all matter in the universe. We use ultra sound waves to look inside the human body, destroy gall and kidney stones, as well as search for oil and to unlock other secrets deep within the earth.

So what does this have to do with healing the body? Everything. In Chinese medicine there are so many fantastic methods to heal and cure that are little known today. One of these ancient healing methods is known as “The Six Healing sounds” or “The Six Syllable Secret”

The first three of these sounds were “SSSSSS”, “WUUUUUU” and “SHHHHH” for the lungs, kidneys and liver, respectively. Next we’re going to cover the last three sounds for the heart, spleen and an important energy balancing system known as the Triple Burner.

The Six Sounds

4) The Heart. To perform the heart sound, we are going to first take a few deep breaths, then close the eyes and become aware of the heart. After a few breaths you can begin making the heart sound by tilting the head back and while looking up, open the mouth and make the sound HAWWWWWWWWWWWW upon exhalation.

Take a short rest between each repetition by taking a few normal breaths and, keeping the eyes closed, visualize a bright red color along with the qualities of joy, sincerity, honor and creativity coming into the heart with each inhalation. This is an important step, so do not skip it.

Practice the heart sound 3-6 times. If you have a sore throat, cold sores, swollen gum’s or tongue, heart disease, heart pains, to detoxify the heart or you are experiencing moodiness or jumpiness, then perform this exercise from 9 to 36 times.

5) The Spleen. To perform the spleen sound, take a deep breath, then exhale and make the sound WHOOOOOOOOOO. Inhale and breathe deeply into the spleen, pancreas and stomach while imagining a bright yellow light with the qualities of fairness, compassion and musical creation entering them. Repeat this sound 3 to 6 times.

If you are experiencing indigestion, nausea, diarrhea or wish to detoxify the spleen, then perform this sound 9 to 36 times. This sound is more effective and healthier than using antacids. This is the only sound that can be done immediately after eating.

6) The Triple Burner. The sound for the triple burner is a very simple one. It is the same as the word “He” but the “e” sound is extended for the duration of the breath. The triple burner sound is HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. As with the other sounds this sound should be made very softly or “sub vocally” meaning you only need to breathe out and open your mouth as though making the sound, but without making a sound or vibrating the vocal chords. This sound can help to regulate the heartbeat and is often used by Chinese martial artists to help slow down the heartbeat either during or after a fight or any other strenuous exercise.

This sound can also be used to help with insomnia. You can make it from 3 to 9 times per set, and repeat each set several times if needed to help slow the heart and calm the entire system down.

Sources:

Chia, Mantak. Transforming Stress into Vitality-The Inner Smile and the Six Healing Sounds 1989

Reid, Daniel. The Tao of Health, Sex and Longevity. 1989

Dr. Yang Jwing Ming. The Root of Chinese Qigong 1989

The lung sound:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025014.html

The kidney sound:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025082.html

The liver sound:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025155.html

The heart sound:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025681_Chi_healing_health.html

The spleen sound:
http://www.naturalnews.com/025966_Chi_stomach_Chinese.html

The triple burner:
http://www.naturalnews.com/026641_healing_Chi_health.html

About the author:
Rich is a network engineer and longtime practitioner of Chinese martial arts, medicine and chi-gung for over twenty six years. Having learned many Chinese health and healing arts from old world gung-fu and healing masters and practitioners, he has helped many people to overcome their health issues and achieve their fitness goals. Through diligent study and experience he has taken this knowledge even further over the years including reading scores of books on Chinese medicine, health, chi theory, science, physics, nutrition, supplements, meditation, martial arts, and many other subjects. Utilizing the web, health and fitness videos, newsletters, articles, teachings and lectures, Rich is passionate about spreading the true knowledge of health, healing, fitness and spiritual truths. I’m proud to be writing articles for NaturalNews.com You can read many articles, hear audio interviews, and learn more about the highly praised Chinese Health and Fitness video by visiting Chinese Health and Fitness.com

Originally posted 2016-02-10 11:39:47.

One of the reasons vaccine propagandists are so cognitively impaired is because they’ve all been partially brain damaged by the very same vaccines they keep pushing on everyone else. As a result, not a single one of them had yet come to realize how they’ve painted themselves into a corner with SB 277.

In fact, SB 277 will disastrously backfire on the vaccine industry, and YOU can help make sure it doesn’t get covered up when it happens. Here’s how:

Starting in 2016, the vaccination rate among California public schools will be virtually 100%. This, we are sternly told by professional vaccine propagandists, will halt all outbreaks of all disease. That’s what vaccines do, after all, right? They stop outbreaks of infectious disease.

But readers of Natural News and other intelligent, independent new media publishers are already well aware that most infectious disease outbreaks occur among children who are already vaccinated! The pharma-controlled false narrative that “unvaccinated children are spreading disease” is just a marketing lie designed to convince more parents to pay for more vaccines. In truth, it’s the vaccinated children who are shedding viruses and spreading disease among each other — the kids who have weakened immune systems that have been suppressed by all the toxic chemicals intentionally added to vaccines (mercury, aluminum, MSG, formaldehyde, etc).

Now here’s the kicker: When disease outbreaks start to occur this year in California’s public schools, those outbreaks will be happening among children who are nearly 100% vaccinated! There will no longer be a minority of “unvaccinated” children to blame for the outbreaks.

And what we will all be witnessing is scientific proof that vaccines routinely FAIL.

SB 277, in other words, will now make it impossible for authorities to hide vaccine failures behind the cover of “unvaccinated children.”

SB 277 will inadvertently expose the truth that vaccines often fail

In the post-SB 277 era, the fact that vaccines often don’t work will become abundantly obvious. And then the whole world will be able to confirm exactly what Merck virologists have already stated in a federal False Claims Act testimony: that vaccine manufacturers routinely fake their test results in order to continue to receive FDA approval for vaccines that simply don’t work!

As Merck virologists already stated on the record in sworn government documents:

• Merck knowingly falsified its mumps vaccine test results to fabricate a “95% efficacy rate.”

• In order to do this, Merck spiked the blood test with animal antibodies in order to artificially inflate the appearance of immune system antibodies.

• Merck then used the falsified trial results to swindle the U.S. government out of “hundreds of millions of dollars for a vaccine that does not provide adequate immunization.”

• Merck’s vaccine fraud has actually contributed to the continuation of mumps across America, causing more children to become infected with mumps.

• Merck used its false claims of “95 percent effectiveness” to monopolize the vaccine market and eliminate possible competitors.

• The Merck vaccine fraud has been going on since the late 1990’s, say the Merck virologists.

• Testing of Merck’s vaccine was never done against “real-world” mumps viruses in the wild. Instead, test results were simply falsified to achieve the desired outcome.

• This entire fraud took place “with the knowledge, authority and approval of Merck’s senior management.”

• Merck scientists “witnessed firsthand the improper testing and data falsification in which Merck engaged to artificially inflate the vaccine’s efficacy findings,” according to court documents.

Click here to read the lawsuit documents yourself.

The same media that promoted the Disneyland measles hysteria will now go into full-on outbreak censorship mode

So how will the pharma-corrupted mainstream media try to cover up all this? They will, quite predictably, adopt an internal policy of a total media blackout on all infectious disease outbreaks among California schoolchildren.

If clusters of mumps, measles or influenza begin to explode out of control among the vaccinated California children, the media will deliberately censor those stories, making sure no one hears about them. So even as the vaccines are failing, the pharma-corrupted media will think it’s more important to protect the vaccine industry than to protect the lives of children. Can’t have the public learning the truth about failed vaccines, can we?

But here’s where the mainstream media will fail:

The new media is rising, and more people are now reading the new media than the mainstream media.

As one of the many technology pioneers and trailblazers of the new media, I’m launching a new search engine in just a few weeks called Good Gopher (www.GoodGopher.com). This search engine welcomes all new media outlets, bloggers and independent journalists to submit their sites for spidering and indexing. Mainstream media (i.e. propaganda) sources are banned from the engine.

This search engine will be gathering near-real-time intelligence on disease outbreaks by scanning the posts of thousands of independent news sites and blogs. The results will be available to the public, for free, through a unique aggregation and compilation of online page content on vaccines, autism and disease outbreaks intelligence.

In other words, Good Gopher is about to become the internet’s only vaccine outbreak intelligence source where you’ll be able to monitor outbreak news in almost real time, as it is reported in the independent media and individual blogs.

I’m experienced at building statistical correlation text analysis engines

How do I know all this? Because as Natural News readers may recall, I’m the IT engineer who built science.naturalnews.com, a massive science research portal that aggregates published scientific studies on any two concepts such as health condition and an herb or nutrient that may help prevent it. I wrote all the code for the engine behind science.naturalnews.com using statistical correlation analysis of text, finding “signals” in the background noise of over 10 million published science documents retrieved from PubMed.

You might recall that when I first announced science.naturalnews.com, I hinted that this same technology could be used to scour the internet and pull signals out of the background noise of web page content. Google does the same thing, by the way, as a predictive trends analysis for disease outbreaks. But Google has billions of dollars and unlimited human resources, whereas I built this content signal analysis system myself, with zero outside help. And since then, I’ve long been planning to apply it to online content, with the aim of conducting near-real-time meta analysis of keyword-described concept hierarchies, meaning being able to use a large crawl and indexing of online content as a “signal detector” for any particular concept logic tree you want to monitor.

This is the kind of stuff the NSA builds to spy on American citizens. I’m using it, however, to detect the failures of the fraudulent vaccine industry and thereby protect future children from the devastating harm caused by vaccines. And the reason my brain remains intact enough to pull all this off is because I don’t take toxic vaccine shots! Instead of being polluted with mercury and aluminum, my brain is powered by superfoods and nutritional supplements. Hence the productivity I’m well known for. (I also don’t use pot, alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine or recreational drugs, by the way…)

Needless to say, nobody in the vaccine industry is smart enough to build something like this because they’re all lazy propagandists who have never had to think for a living. So they won’t have the ability to do what we’re doing, which means we’ll have the intelligence data FIRST, even before the criminals at the CDC have any idea what’s happening.

With your help, we’ll be able to identify outbreaks, report on them and spread the news before the CDC or the pharma-controlled mainstream media even knows what’s happening. They can’t control the spread of information anymore, so they can’t stop the spread of INFORMATION which is, ironically, far more viral than measles.

How you can help make this happen

How can you stay up on all this? First, if you’re a member of independent media, submit your site to GoodGopher.com so that we can spider it. If you don’t already have a site, start your own blog and submit that. When you see outbreaks happening in California schools, blog about it! Our engine will pick up your blog and begin to analyze it together with thousands of other blogs to determine trends and patterns.

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Originally posted 2016-02-04 11:38:13.

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