Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Flu Vaccine Still Unsafe

It's that time of year again...you see the "Get Your Flu Shot Here" signs everywhere and it tempts you, even if you know the dangers. But do you really KNOW the dangers? I see all the time, people who DO know the dangers, but then say, but,"such and such HAS to get one, because she's elderly...or premature...or pregnant...or has asthma...etc." Does it make any sense to give the more frail of our citizens something that is harmful to even healthy people?
Here is a comprehensive article that outlines the dangers and risks of flu shots, as well as explains how to avoid the flu naturally. EVERYONE should read this and pass it on!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fluoride Dangers

If you haven't heard, the fluoride that has been added to our water supply (in most U.S. cities) is not only bad for you, it's BAAAAAAAAAD for you.


I've written about fluoride dangers since 2005, and now more and more doctors and dentists are changing their tune about ingestion of fluoride. The problem is that many parents still don't listen. I'm not sure why. I don't know what it will take. But I'm going to keep sharing the information until people start listening! Here is another great video, a first in the series...

To rid your body (and pineal gland in the brain) of fluoride and heavy metals, you can do an EDTA detox. To keep as much fluoride and heavy metals from your body as possible, drink home distilled water. Also, make sure you use this water for babies, especially when making formula from powder! My favorite fluoride-free toothpaste is Dr. Collins Restore Revitalizing Toothpaste. It contains Novamin, which re-mineralizes teeth even better than fluoride was supposed to.
To learn more about using EDTA, you can read Everything You Should Know About Chelation Therapy.

Oh, and any fluoride ads below this, PLEASE IGNORE! Or, click on the link and contact the company to tell them why you won't be using their product!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cancer and Alternative Therapies

In an article recently referring to Steve Jobs, the following statements were made, which I thought were pretty profound:

According to Dr. Gonzalez, Jobs was seeing an acupuncturist who was very anxious for him to contact Dr. Gonzalez for advice. Dr. Gonzalez has been successfully treating cancer patients for over two decades.

"One of my great patients is a fellow from Michigan who had islet cell carcinoma that, at the time of diagnosis in 1995, had already metastasized to his liver. He went to the Mayo clinic, where everything was confirmed; he had CAT scans and biopsies... To the Mayo clinic's credit... if they know that a therapy isn't going to be useful, they don't promote it, whereas a lot of oncologists will promote therapies that are worthless.
The Mayo clinic told him chemo wouldn't do anything for him... There was really nothing they could do. He started with me in 1995, shortly after his diagnosis. He's alive and well now, 16 years later. CAT scans beginning around 2000 showed total resolution of his big tumors. He had a huge tumor in the pancreas -- it must have been around 6 centimeters. And then he had a big tumor, right under the liver. All these are gone."

"Michael Landon actually did consult with me," Dr. Gonzalez says, "but he never did the therapy. His press agent, Harry Flynn, became a very good friend. Harry and I remain friends to this day, and this goes back to 20 years ago. As soon as a successful celebrity gets cancer, the conventional predators come out of the woodwork-and they say that alternative doctors are sitting there like predators, trying to lure unsuspecting cancer patients into their lairs. You know, I've been in the alternative world for a long time, and I've come out of this very conventional research. But I don't see a whole of that in the alternative world.
What I do see is conventional doctors doing exactly what they criticize in alternative doctors. Landon was treated by an "eminent oncologist" from Cedars-Sinai, who held a press conference. The first thing conventional doctors do when they get a celebrity is to hold a press conference. To me it's almost like narcissism, just to show how important they are with all these celebrities coming to them. This is even if they know they can't do anything. He gave Landon an experimental chemo, but he was dead in three months."
"You see, when a conventional oncologist loses a celebrity patient, they portray him as a hero fighting this terrible disease against the enormous odds; working late into the night trying to keep the celebrity alive," Dr. Gonzalez says. "But when an alternative practitioner loses a patient, they consider him a sleazy quack getting money from unsuspecting cancer victims.
... The same thing was true, more recently, with Patrick Swayze. He had a very aggressive pancreatic cancer. Stanford oncologists doing his treatment held press conferences routinely... filled with this kind of joyful optimism that "they're going to help." He was gone in 18 months. Friends of his are actually patients of mine, but he absolutely had no interest in alternative medicine. He was very conventional – used "the best doctors" from Stanford." 

Dr. Gonzalez' mentor, Dr. Kelley (who developed the cancer program Dr. Gonzalez now uses), treated Steve McQueen. McQueen ultimately died, although he lasted almost a year under Dr. Kelley's care.

"He was terminal when he came to Dr. Kelley," Dr. Gonzalez says. "He had failed radiation, failed immunotherapy. He had been misdiagnosed for a year. The reason he ended up with Stage 4 mesothelioma is because he was misdiagnosed by his fancy conventional doctors in Southern California.
Then they gave him radiation – there's not a study in the history of the world showing that radiation helps in mesothelioma; they gave it anyway. Then they gave him immunotherapy. There's not a study in the history of the world saying that immunotherapy helps in mesothelioma. They did it anyway. Then he was dying and he went to see Kelley. He died, and Kelley got all the blame-not the doctors who misdiagnosed him! In fact when you read the newspaper articles, there are still articles about how Dr. Kelley killed McQueen.
No, cancer killed McQueen.
You see, an oncologist at Sloan-Kettering can do a bone marrow transplant on celebrity patients. They die, and he's written up like a hero... Kelley tries to help after conventional doctors failed miserably and misdiagnosed him, and McQueen lived longer than he should. (He was a half-compliant patient – he continued to smoke, drink, and eat ice cream.) I told Kelley when I first met him, "The biggest mistake you've made with McQueen is you took him as a patient. You should have told him to hit the trail."
Dr. Kelley is now dead. But 30 years later, he still gets blamed for McQueen's death. About two or three years ago, there was an Op-Ed piece in the Wall Street Journal attacking unconventional cancer therapy. They talked about McQueen, and how Kelley killed him. ... Conventional oncologists lose patients every day, and no one says they're murdering anybody. Instead they're considered heroes for trying so hard."
"We have multiple patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer who have done well," Dr. Gonzalez says. "It's interesting: I do have very world-renowned celebrities as patients. But no one knows who they are; no one knows they have cancer. The reason for that is because they didn't die, and we don't hold press conferences. They're doing their program and doing well with their lives.
We tell our patients: don't make cancer your life. Move on with your life. So they're back acting in movies, doing talk shows and that kind of stuff. No one knows they even had cancer. And that's fine with me. Some of them keep it secret because of the career thing, and they don't want the publicity. I understand that. So my successful patients who are celebrities, nobody knows who they are because they got well and they're just doing their job." 

"They [physicians] grow up with the bias that drugs are the way to go. It's how they're trained; it's imprinted in their brain in medical school. It's like mind control – it's what they believe. They just can't believe anything else. They go to their graves believing it – often to their discredit, unfortunately."

"We get calls from doctors now, asking us about nutrition and what supplements they should take," Dr. Gonzalez says. "There's been a big change in the last few years. Fifteen years ago it didn't happen, and now it's starting to happen." 

I've always wondered about celebrities, who have an endless supply of money, and why it is that they die anyway...yet we fight so hard for the ability for this "health care." Doctors like Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez quoted above deserve recognition so that people like you and I know that they exist. So that the "average Joe" knows that there are alternatives to cut, drug, and die. You can learn more about Dr. Gonzalez at his website: www.dr-gonzalez.com .

You can also read his books:


Friday, July 22, 2011

Amitriptyline for Headaches. For a Seven Year-Old?

I am really stressing out. And this isn't even MY child. I can't imagine being in the position to sit in a doctor's office and accept the words, "let's see if amitriptyline will work." It's an antidepressant. And the child is 7. With a known anxiety disorder and divorced parents who can't get along. Gee, it doesn't take a genius to figure out where her headaches are coming from. Or the ankle pain. Or the wrist pain. To my knowledge the child hasn't been taught a single method of handling anxiety. She chews her nails down to the quick. She has bags under her eyes (which have gotten worse since beginning the amitriptyline). She lives with a mother who is probably not the best for someone with anxiety. And now she is being drugged.
As a mom to a child with anxiety, I know this life is not easy. There have been many breakdowns and tears. The poor child cried for the first four months of his life. He was too hot, too cold, too tired, too alert, too hungry, too full. There was too much going on, or not enough going on. He simply is too receptive...to his own and other's energy. I see very similar traits in this girl, but with a parent who wants a simple fix, her fate is not looking good.
When I was ten years old, I suffered from anxiety resulting from pressure from my parents to do well in school and swim faster. I was at the height of my swimming career and an A/B student. I put enough pressure on myself to push myself. I guess the outside pressure was too much. My hair began falling out. I developed a facial tic. My mom took me to the doctor to make sure there was no seizure activity taking place. The EEG was normal. I was just under too much stress. I was given a small pill for a few weeks, and my mom was told to remove all unnecessary stress from my life. (I did not know this until much later). The tics went away and life went on. As an adult, I realized that I did not know how to cope with stress. I wish I had learned this growing up, but when I saw my son having anxiety about various things, I knew I had to do something to help him through it rather than avoid those situations.
Now that I'm seeing this now eight year-old girl and know her home situation I want to scream. I couldn't imagine giving this drug for headaches before trying absolutely EVERY other option. Anyway, she isn't my child. There isn't really anything I can do. But I can tell YOU that when kids have aches and pains, real or not, there is a reason for it. FIND IT. Keep a diary of everything your child does and eats. And be honest enough with yourself to accept if YOU are stressing her out.
If your child has signs of anxiety you may want to try this amazing program. It is the most affordable solution and I would suggest trying it before more expensive options, even counseling. Since many anxious children have learned their behavior from anxious parents, you may even see that it can help you, too. Just go here, and read to the bottom or just skip down to the bottom where there is a link to the catalog. Then choose "Dissolving Panic and Anxiety Now!" to read more about this specific program. This program is applicable to children as well as adults.
Another program that is specific to children is a little more costly (still under $100): The Anxiety-Free Child Program.
In any case, drugs should be used as a last resort. If you have a "drug happy" doctor, find a new one soon and ask him/her about these anti-anxiety programs. Your child will thank you one day!

Home Remedy for Acid Reflux

Just a note from "Joe":

Please don't put off doing something about your acid reflux. Because you won't just get relief from the pain and discomfort. I'll tell you right now that acid reflux can lead to much more serious problems such as asthma and pneumonia (as the acid moves into your lungs), ulcers, nutritional deficiencies (from the poor digestion) and even cancer.

Not only that, but, as you'll discover in the video, the risky medications people take for acid reflux can actually make the problem worse by masking your symptoms and neutralizing the acid you need to digest your food.

Instead, see how to fix the real cause of your acid reflux with safe, inexpensive, natural home remedies.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF's)

As if we didn't already have enough to worry about in this world, now we have to worry about the electromagnetic fields (or "electrosmog") in our homes, work places, and schools. Luckily for me, our home, work place and school is all one place: our home. But most people have jobs in an office and kids who attend schools, where their EMF environment is out of their control. If you don't read anymore on this, two things you can do to drastically reduce your personal EMF exposure is to not use your cell phone while it is plugged in, and only use your laptop when it is running on battery power and not plugged in. Additionally, you need to be concerned with where your bed is located in your room and what electronic appliances you are near (including wiring in the wall). Lastly, if you are required to install a "Smart Meter" in your house, learn more about this and fight it if possible. To learn more about all of this, especially the Smart Meters, read "Worse than Cigarettes? The Silent Enemy Harming Your Health Today..."

Learn about the cancer increase at a brand new school in La Quinta, CA

Monday, June 27, 2011

Yes, BEEF Can Help Prevent CANCER!

As food prices soar, many people are re-examining the food they buy and eat on a regular basis. Hopefully, your source of meat has been a topic in your examination, and I hope that you aren't just shopping based on price.
Many people have heard that meat is bad for the body and that it can actually cause cancer and other health problems. Not many have heard the complete opposite, which is actually the truth, if you eat the right meat! But what IS "the right" meat?
There is no question that grass fed meats and grass fed dairy are more healthy options than conventional meat and dairy. If you are wondering about your meat and dairy, chances are, it is grain-fed. In natural food markets, grass fed meats may be out of your price range. If you buy straight from the farm, your prices will be much closer to the prices you are accustomed to, but the benefits of what you are buying are through the roof!
Here is information about CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) benefits to your health.
Here is more information about CLA and sources of it (grass-fed animals).

If you are wondering where to get grass-fed meats and dairy, you might find a source near you at realmilk.com. Four years ago we found a source and drive straight to the farm for our meat, eggs, and raw dairy. Recently, the farm owner actually LOWERED his prices due to the rising costs of gas and other food items. Where does THAT ever happen?!

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Roundup and Birth Deffects. Is the public being kept in the dark?

People generally believe what they are told, especially when it comes from experts, regulators, doctors, etc. When will we ever learn? People who do not depend on the herbicide/pesticide industry for money have spoken out for YEARS about the dangers of these products being used on food and/or around people (especially kids). Nobody wanted to listen. We all want to trust the "experts" without using common sense. Here is the report so you can read for yourself:

Roundup and Birth Deffects. Is the public being kept in the dark?

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Home Distilled Water ~ There's NOTHING better!

If you are purchasing bottled water, I have to wonder...why? For the last seven years or so, we have been distilling our water at home and have enjoyed water that I know is contaminant-free. But we recently moved, and the distiller was in a long lost box somewhere and I couldn't find it for over a week. So I purchased a gallon of spring water. It tasted so bad I had to put something in my water just to get it down. Then I decided to try the store's "fill your own jug" reverse osmosis PLUS UV light treatment purifier and it was even worse! It tasted so much of chlorine I wanted to go back to the store and tell them they needed to check their system.

Luckily, I found my distiller. And I was reminded through this of what people are doing everyday: purchasing substandard water with unknown contaminants that are possibly not even better than what they can get from their own tap. And even worse...paying MORE for it! With a home water distiller that sits on your countertop, you KNOW that you are getting a pure product and it actually SAVES YOU MONEY. Not to mention, NO MORE CARRYING HOME GALLONS OF WATER. Also, no more plastic bottles going into the landfill. With a home water distiller, you CAN'T LOSE. Check out your options and start drinking home distilled water within a week!

How important is your shower?

Many people don't realize how harmful their daily shower is. Until they get sick, that is. It seems that the most active health shoppers are those who have or have had cancer or other diseases, which is when they look up health information and learn about changes they can make to remain healthy. Most of us already know that we should be concerned about the water we drink. Unfortunately there are still many people who feel that what comes from the tap is good enough for consumption. All I can say is EW. At least get a filter, people! (We distill ours at home).


But almost ALL people don't realize that showering in tap water is even more harmful than drinking it all day! Contaminants are absorbed through skin, but even worse, are breathed through the lungs. Baths are safer, as a bath does not produce constant steam where chloroform can be breathed in constantly. But baths produce their own set of problems, especially for women and girls. Click here for more information about why an unfiltered shower is dangerous for your health.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dr. Mercola Joins My Aversion to American Cancer Society

Many years back, my then husband worked for the American Cancer Society (ACS) in Atlanta. He did some kind of computer work, making $90,000 per year. He also went on trips, paid for by the ACS. Our benefits were excellent. I had a baby (emergency C-section and all) and paid only $10 for the entire pregnancy and delivery. It began to hit me that all those people taking part in "Relay for Life" (including me) were working so hard for "cancer" and I didn't really like where the money ended up. Then I began learning about how little the ACS does for cancer prevention and decided then that I would not support the ACS at all.


Read what Dr. Mercola has to say, and don't forget to read the comments after the article. It may be an eye opener for you, and if it is, please make sure to share with friends and family by email, twitter, or facebook!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Vegan diets short on omega-3 and vitamin B12 may increase cardiovascular risk

A new review in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry indicates that many vegetarians, especially vegans, may unknowingly be at risk for certain cardiovascular health problems due to inadequate intakes of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.

The review stated that although meat eaters are known to have a significantly higher combination of cardiovascular risk factors than vegetarians, people following strict vegetarian and vegan diets are not invulnerable to risk. These diets tend to lack several key nutrients, including iron, zinc, vitamin B12, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Meat eaters are known to have a significantly higher incidence of certain cardiovascular risk factors compared with vegetarians, including increased BMI and waist-to-hip ratio, and higher blood pressure, plasma total cholesterol, and triglycerides. However, after reviewing 30 years of studies on vegetarianism, vegetarians and vegans typically have lower concentrations of serum vitamin B12 and omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in tissue membrane phospholipids when compared to meat eaters.

Risks associated with low vitamin B12 and omega-3 status include an increase in blood clotting (platelet aggregation) due to increased levels of homocysteine, and decreased levels of ‘good’ HDL-cholesterol. Low HDL cholesterol and high homocysteine levels may be linked to an increase in cardiovascular and stroke risk.

The authors suggest that vegetarians, especially vegans, could benefit from increased dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids to improve the balance and ratio of omega-3s to omega-6s. They can also benefit from increased vitamin B12 intake, including use of supplements containing vitamin B12 if necessary. Increasing dietary or supplemental omega-3 and vitamin B12 may reduce clotting tendencies that increase vegetarian and vegans’ otherwise low risk of cardiovascular disease.

Duo Li. Chemistry behind Vegetarianism. 2011. J Agric Food Chem 59(3):777–84.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Multivitamins may improve cognitive function and reduce fatigue during extended multi-tasking

[I wish the numbers used were higher, but this is a start anyway.]

In past years, research on multivitamin supplements and cognitive performance has shown mixed results. A recent study sheds more light on the subject with new correlations between multivitamin use, fatigue, and cognitive function in healthy females.

In a placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial, researchers studied the effect of a multi-vitamin/mineral in 216 females between the ages of 25 and 50. Participants attended the laboratory before treatment, and again after nine weeks of treatment. During both visits, cognitive function and task-related mood and fatigue were evaluated in two separate 20-minute assessment periods during which participants completed a four-module version of the Multi-Tasking Framework.

Interestingly, participants in the vitamin/mineral group experienced fewer negative effects on mood and fatigue as a result of extended task completion. Multitasking performance for this group also improved (in terms of accuracy) across all tasks. On two of the tasks – Mathematical Processing and Stroop (a task for measuring reaction time) – improvements were seen in both speed and accuracy.

These findings suggest that healthy members of the general population may experience benefits to cognitive function as a result of increased levels of vitamins and minerals taken as dietary supplements.

Haskell CF, et al. Effects of a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement on cognitive function and fatigue during extended multi-tasking. 2010. Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/hup.v25:6/issuetoc%22%2025(6):448–61.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Advice I will NOT Follow...

What NOT to Do Before Your Next Dental Appointment…

Read the comments at the bottom of this article. As someone who has had extensive dental work in the past, I WOULD take an antibiotic before and/or after extractions! In EVERY case. I do not have the strongest immune system, no matter what I do. And I've learned that if you have a cavity or abscess...your immune system is already struggling. I am against antibiotics for almost every instance. But there are times when you have to err on the side of caution and take the antibiotics. Thankfully in our country, the choice is still YOURS!

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Oral magnesium supplementation may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes

Incidence of insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome correlates with availability of magnesium (Mg). Insulin resistance occurs when insufficient insulin is released to produce a normal glucose response from fat, muscle, and liver cells. Magnesium supplementation may improve sensitivity to insulin and help reduce the risk of diabetes in overweight individuals.

Researchers recently studied the effect of oral magnesium (Mg) supplementation on insulin sensitivity and other characteristics of metabolic syndrome in overweight, insulin resistant, non-diabetic patients with normal magnesium levels.

Subjects were tested for eligibility using an oral glucose tolerance test, then randomized to receive either magnesium at 365 mg per day or placebo for 6 months. Trial endpoints included several measures of insulin sensitivity, plasma glucose, serum insulin, blood pressure, and a lipid profile. Compared to placebo, magnesium supplementation resulted in a significant improvement of fasting plasma glucose and insulin sensitivity.

Dietary sources of magnesium include green leafy vegetables, meats, starches, grains and nuts, and milk. Earlier dietary surveys showed that a large portion of adults do not meet the RDA for magnesium (320 mg per day for women and 420 mg per day for men).

In this group of overweight, non-diabetic patients with normal magnesium blood levels, two measures of insulin sensitivity improved following magnesium supplementation. There was also a trend for improvement in blood pressure in the magnesium-supplemented group, though it didn’t reach statistical significance.

Mooren FC, et al. Oral magnesium supplementation reduces insulin resistance in non-diabetic subjects – a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized trial. 2011. Diabetes Obes Metab 13(3):281-4

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Confirmed: H1N1 Vaccine Linked to Narcolepsy

A top health official admitted that the vaccine was a mistake and soon after, a Narcolepsy panel confirmed the vaccine’s link to the sleep disorder. Read more...

Monday, February 07, 2011

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  • Discover the truth about cholesterol and why it is so vital for optimal health. And learn the 8 steps to lower your cholesterol levels naturally!
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New Research Shows Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism

A must-read article!

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2011/02/07/new-research-shows-link-between-mmr-vaccine-and-autism.aspx

**Every state has vaccination exemptions. Do not be fooled by ignorant people into believing that your child must receive a single vaccine in order to attend school!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why You Can't Trust Drug Companies

"Once you've been exposed to the seedy underbelly of the drug business—the LEGAL drug business—you can't but realize that we're dealing with a very large group of criminals and felons. There's really no nicer way to put it.
After all, companies are run by human beings. Company logos don't make decisions by themselves.
As it currently stands, the company usually gets away scot free or with a slap on the wrist. Oh, they do have to pay fines, and in this case it was three quarters of a billion dollars, but when your profits are over $100 billion, it's is not much more than a speeding ticket inconvenience and widely regarded as merely the cost of doing business.
Unless actual individuals are held accountable, what's to stop those individuals from perpetrating the same crime again and again? Nothing!" ~Dr. Mercola

Drug company whistle-blower Cheryl Eckard talks about her experience trying to fix problems at GlaxoSmithKline. Her discoveries about the dangerous practices of the company made her a key figure in a federal lawsuit.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

FDA Seeking to Outlaw IV Vitamin C, Other Nutrients

On December 28, 2010 FDA ordered certain small manufacturers to stop making injectable Vitamin C and several other injectable nutrients which are always used under a physician's supervision by classifying IV Vitamin C, Magnesium and certain B Vitamins as "New Drugs". The nutrients under attack, which form the basis of the popular "Myers Cocktail" and countless therapies for serious diseases, may be provided ONLY by compounding pharmacies under a specific prescription for a specific patient. This means that the cost of these nutrients will increase sharply. It also means that the FDA, always hostile to compounding pharmacies and the independent use of nutrients, bio-identical hormones (now banned at the request of Wyeth/Pfizer, which manufactures dangerous synthetic hormones), the biologically active form of Vitamin B-6 (also banned at the request of a drug company) can pick off individual substances and attack compounding pharmacies at their leisure.
To learn more, and to take action, click here.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

FDA rejects Avastin as breast cancer therapy

(CNN) -- "The controversial drug Avastin should be phased out as a treatment for metastatic breast cancer, the Food and Drug Administration said Thursday, citing recent studies that show its benefits may be outweighed by dangerous side effects."

(Really? A chemotherapy drug that is more dangerous than it is helpful?! You don't say! Wow, that's something I've never heard of...)

"However, patients currently taking Avastin as part of their chemotherapy regimen will not immediately be affected, and "doctors should use their medical judgment on whether to continue" its use, said Dr. Janet Woodcock of the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. The announcement does not affect Avastin's status as an approved therapy for lung cancer, kidney cancer, colorectal cancer and brain cancer."


So what they are saying is, when your doctor gets around to finding a better, just as expensive alternative, he/she will switch your treatment protocol. And even though Avastin has "dangerous side effects" it will somehow help with these other cancers? Really?

Here is more from Dr. Mercola:

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Vitamin C Powder - Ascorbic Acid

When I realized my Vitamin C tablets were expired, I went to Whole Foods to shop for more. I had gotten some chewable Vitamin C's for my kids at our local pharmacy but it has lots of ingredients that I'd rather them not have (including artificial coloring). So I was looking for something for all of us, without the extra ingredients. What I chose was NutriBiotic's Ascorbic Acid Powder - 8 oz. - Powder . At Whole Foods an 8 oz container was $15.49. One teaspoon contains 4000 mg Vitamin C, or 6667% of daily value. It is vegan, hypoallergenic, gluten-free, and other ingredients are: NONE. Sounds great, but how does the product work? We mixed it with a little orange juice and the powder dissolved quite well, without leaving a noticeable taste. We didn't take the whole teaspoon, of course, but it's good to know that it only takes a little bit to get what you need. Both of my kids had colds/cough and it has worked really well on those. If they had something more serious I probably would have started with the teaspoon. There are many articles online on Vitamin C use, and I suggest you include this powdered ascorbic acid in your medicine cabinet. Here are some good ones, including its use with babies!

http://www.doctoryourself.com/vitaminc2.html
http://www.vaccinetruth.org/vitamin_c.htm
http://www.advance-health.com/c.html
http://www.cforyourself.com/

Monday, January 03, 2011

Gardasil Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

This video was sent out by Dr. Mercola. After being home during Christmas vacation and seeing so many talk shows, news programs, or commercials pushing vaccines, drugs, or mainstream health information, I realized why so many people still believe in Big Pharma. It is EVERYWHERE and rarely do any of these programs present the "other side." Big Pharma must own Fox News by now. I should have counted commercials because I'm pretty sure there were at LEAST two drug commercials in every commercial break. Anyway, here is some outdated information about the Gardasil vaccine, which means by now the numbers are probably actually worse:


For Dr. Mercola's two cents, visit The Lethal Medical Failure That's Still Recommended by Your Doctor

For people who don't know this, it is NOT mandatory for children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school in ANY state. You will read that they are "required" but there is a way around it. At our school, they actually keep the forms to sign in the front office. Let me be more clear:
CHILDREN CAN ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL IN EVERY STATE WITHOUT GETTING A SINGLE VACCINE FOR ANYTHING, GARDASIL OR OTHERWISE!!!!!

Here is vaccination exemption information.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Natural Calm Magnesium Supplement

For the past hour I've been sitting on the couch with my laptop while my daughter (8) paints my toenails. Now for her age, she is an expert pedicurest (did I just make that word up?) So in no way should it be taking her an hour to get this done. It is, er ...WAS bed time. Anyway, I've been sitting here MISERABLE with jitters. It just got worse by the minute, and all I could think about was making some Natural Calm as soon as possible to get rid of this horrible feeling.

I've noticed that when I get low in magnesium, I get jitters as well as heart palpitations or just a general panicky feeling. Other magnsium deficiency symptoms include:

twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction. Also, one may experience chest tightness or a peculiar sensation that he can't take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.
Symptoms involving impaired contraction of smooth muscles include constipation; urinary spasms; menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia, especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the ear.
Continuing with the symptoms of magnesium deficiency, the central nervous system is markedly affected. Symptoms include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness, tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory sensations.

Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include palpitations, heart arrhythmias, angina due to spasms of the coronary arteries, high blood pressure and mitral valve prolapse. Be aware that not all of the symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency; but, many of them often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and premenstrual symptoms. People with magnesium deficiency often seem to be "uptight." Other general symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness. (from
http://www.mbschachter.com/importance_of_magnesium_to_human.htm )

If any of these symptoms sound like yourself, try some Natural Calm before heading to the doctor's office. Visit Natural Vitality - Natural Calm Rasp-Lemon, 16 oz powder
for more information and to read the numerous testimonies available. I've tried the orange and the raspberry lemon and both are pretty good. Also, I recommend making it as directed (with hot water like a tea) because you can use less of the powder that way. The hot water activates it and lets just say, less is more! LOL Also, start with a small amount and work up to 3 teaspoons. If you just jump right in with 3 tsp you WILL get diarrhea!

Aaaaaahhhhhh. As I was typing this, I had my son (9) fix some Natural Calm tea for me. I've been drinking it and it's already working! Yes, my kids are awesome...