for any kind of dis-eases.
Heating and processing destroys the enzymes, its health-
Honey is the only food on the planet that will not spoil or rot.
However,when left in a cool dark place for a long time, it will
crystalize. When this happens, loosen the lid, boil some water
and sit the honey container in the hot water. Turn off the heat
and let it liquify. It is then as good as it ever was. Never boil
honey or put it in a microwave. To do so will kill the enzymes.
Scientists have discovered that honey is an effective
medicine for many diseases, without producing side effects.
When used in combination with cinnamon, it becomes potent
for even more ailments.
Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if raw,
unprocessed honey is taken in the right dosage as a
medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.
Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, in its issu dated
January 17,1995, has given the following list of diseases that
can be cured by honey and cinnamon as researched by
Arthritis patients may take daily one cup of hot water each
morning and evening with two teaspoons of honey and one
small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. If taken regularly, even
chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted
at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when doctors
treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon honey
and half teaspoon cinnamon powder before breakfast, they
found that within a week, out of the 200 people so treated,
practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain, and within
a month, nearly
all of the patients who could not walk or move around
because of arthritis started walking without pain.
Many people in South America, first thing in the morning,
gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder
mixed in hot water, so their breath stays fresh throughout the
Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one
teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water. This drink
destroys the germs in the bladder.
Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that
advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured
successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer
should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon
of cinnamon powder for one month three times a day.
Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of cinnamon
mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a high cholesterol
patient, was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the
by 10 percent within
two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken three
times a day, any chronic cholesterol is cured. According to
information received in the Journal, pure honey taken with
food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
Those suffering from common or severe colds should take
one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 teaspoon of
cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure
most chronic cough, colds and clear the sinuses.
Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is
more helpful rather than detrimental to the strength of the
body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder
in equal parts, are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has
done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in
of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder in the morning
and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., when the vitality of
the body starts to decrease, increases the vitality of the body
within a week.
According to the studies done in India and Japan , it was
revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder, the
stomach is relieved of gas.
Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken
in equal parts restores hearing.
Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder on bread and
it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the
arteries and significantly reduces the risk of heart attack,
relieves shortness of breath and strengthens the heart beat.
In America and Canada , various nursing homes have treated
patients successfully using honey and cinnamon to revitalize
clogged arteries and veins.
Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the
immune system and protects the body from bacterial and
viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various
and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens
the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral
Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey
taken before eating relieves acidity and digests the heaviest
A scientist in Spain has proven that honey contains a natural
"ingredient" which kills influenza germs and protects against
catching the flu.
Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken
regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Take four spoons of
honey, one spoon of cinnamon powder and three cups of
water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four
times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old
age. Life spans also may increase.
Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon
powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before
sleeping and wash it next morning with warm water. If done
daily for two weeks, it removes pimples from the root.
Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the
affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin
infections. The enzymes in the honey will also naturally
debride, or eat away, dead tissues, thus speeding the
Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and
also clears stomach ulcers from the root.
Daily, one half hour before breakfast on an empty stomach
and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon
powder boiled in one cup of water. Honey is an appetite
suppressant. If taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even
the most obese person. Drinking this mixture regularly does
not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the
person may eat a high calorie diet.
You can find good quality natural apple cider
vinegar at most natural health food stores or
through various websites. Look for brands that
are cold pressed, using organically grown
apples and containing no chemicals or
preservatives. Be sure it has not been
pasteurized, this heating process kills the
natural enzymes and minerals. Look for those
with a mild acidic pH level of 5-7.
Apple Cider Vinegar can also be purchased in
capsule form if you find the strong sour taste of
vinegar to be undesirable.
When the vinegar matures, it contains a dark,
cloudy bacterial foam called "mother." Natural
vinegars that contain the mother have enzymes,
minerals and trace elements such as calcium,
magnesium, potassium sodium, iron, silicon
Although we have never tried it, many say that
home brewing apple cider vinegar is easy and
fun to do. There are various websites that have
directions on how to do this.
Apple cider vinegar can be used in any recipe
that calls for vinegar. It is a main ingredient in
many condiments and salad dressings.
It also is a wonderful non-toxic household
cleaner due to its deodorizing and disinfectant
qualities. Add a tablespoon to a quart of water
in a spray bottle and use to make windows and
glass squeaky clean. Add 1 cup or less to a
gallon of warm water to mop linoleum and floor
HEALTH BENEFITS OF
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
The health benefits of apple cider vinegar are
many. It has been used for centuries to treat
many ailments, both for humans and animals.
Below are a few examples:
Age spot prevention
Alleviates arthritis and gout symptoms
Boosts immune system, thus reducing allergies
Clears sinus infections
Daily health tonic
Diabetes: helps control blood sugar levels
Fights bad breath
Lowers cholesterol level
Pets: deter fleas and tics
Prevents bladder stones
Prevents urinary tract infections
Relieves aching muscles
Relieves insect bites
Relieves skin conditions
Remove skunk odors
Soothes irritated colon
Soothes sore throat
Mix 1 Tablespoon of horseradish in one cup of olive oil. Let the
mixture sit for 30 minutes, then apply it as a massage oil, for instant
calming, with analgesic and antispasmodic properties. Add 2 drops
of lemon essential oil which increases circulation and increases
mental clarity. Add 1 cup of epsom salt, which is magnesium and is
an excellent muscle relaxant. Add a few drops of lavender essential
oil for a calming effect.
Do an herbal liver cleanse.
Limit sun exposure.
Avoid rancid nuts.
Avoid hydrogenated soaps and skin creams.
Cleanse skin with pure olive oil then rinse with lemon juice and water.
ARTHRITIS PAIN RELIEF
Cook 2 cups of Quaker Oats and 1 cup of water in a bowl and warm
in the, cool slightly, and apply the mixture to your hands for soothing
relief from arthritis pain.
Dab tea tree oil on the affected area.
Dust feet with garlic powder.
Bathe feet daily with ½ vinegar & water; then apply pure,
Cover the skin blemish with a dab of honey and place a band-aid
over it. Honey kills the bacteria, keeps the skin, sterile, and speeds
healing. Works overnight.
To disinfect a broken blister, dab on a few drops of Listerine, a
BLOATING / GAS
Add ginger or epazote to beans. (We grow our own epazote or you
can find it in the Mexican spice area of your grocer.)
Chew well and eat less amounts of food.
Eat more raw and live foods, they still have active enzymes.
Walk at least 900 steps after every meal before being sedentary.
Cover the boil with Hunt's tomato paste as a compress. The acids
from the tomatoes soothe the pain and bring the boil to a head.
Soak a cotton ball in white vinegar and apply it to the bruise for 1
hour. The vinegar reduces the blueness and speeds the healing
DEODERANT A pinch of baking soda mixed into water is an
effective all-day deodorant.
Ensure you are drinking adequate amounts of fresh water.
Add more fats from nuts and seeds to your diet.
Add a few drops of lavender oil to water and spritz on skin
Be mindful of soaps and creams – use only those with natural
After bathing, moisturize skin with oils such as almond, olive,
coconut or grapeseed.
Vegetable Glycerin, Vitamin E and Panthenol hold in moisture.
Use a humidifier or pan of water near radiator or in arid climates.
Add to your diet either in capsules or herbal teas: cayenne
pepper, dandelion root, rosemary, blessed thistle, ginger, blackberry,
raspberry and peppermint.
Spirulina is high in proteins and stabilizes blood sugar. Pop one or
two in between meals for an energy boost.
Ingest plants with estrogenic properties: soybeans, tofu, flax seeds,
pomegranates, black cohosh and dates.
The herb licorice is also useful, but don’t use licorice more than 7
days in a row.
Other herbs that may be helpful: blue cohosh, maca, unicorn root,
false unicorn root, anise, sarsaparilla and wild yam root (yams are
NOT the same as sweet potatoes).
Decrease foods that are hot such as: cayenne, chili peppers, raw
garlic and ginger.
insects, Try various combinations of the recipe below until you find
what works best for you. (More info on our Cosmetics Page)
and citrus oils repel mosquitoes and fleas and ticks. Peppermint
repels flies and ants.
Catnip oil with the chemotype "nepetalactone" effectively repels
mosquitoes, bees and other flying insects. Catnip oil has a sweet
scent similar to newly mown grass or hay. It blends well with other
mint oils such as peppermint. It also attracts cats who think you are a
Base spray: In a spray bottle, use water, alcohol, witch hazel, or a
light oil such as grapeseed. Use in any combination you like.
Mix 2 to 5 drops of essential oil per 2 oz. of base spray. Use no more
than 3 oils in combination for best effect, because the oils in
combination have a synergistic effect. Unless you know a lot about
blending fragrance, it is best to keep it simple.
Try placing a few drops of oil in an essential oil diffuser to keep
insects at bay.
Take one or two valerian root capsules then immediately drink 2
glasses of water and more throughout the day to keep yourself
Chamomile acts like cortisone in relieving pain, take a warm bath
with epsom salts, you can add a few drops lavender or rosemary
Drink red raspberry leaf or comfrey tea.
Decrease intake of cow's milk products and meats.
Increase intake of raw, dark, leaf green vegetables.
Chamomile, hops and rosemary herbal teas help to relax and
rejuvenate the body.
Chew on a couple of curiously strong Altoids peppermints.
Mix 1/4 cup of vinegar with 1/4 cup of honey and take 1 tablespoon
six times a day. The vinegar kills the bacteria.
Pour a drop of Elmer's Glue-All over the splinter, let dry, and peel the
dried glue off the skin. The splinter sticks to the dried glue.
Get rid of unsightly toenail fungus by soaking your toes in Listerine
mouthwash. The powerful antiseptic leaves your toenails looking
URINARY TRACT INFECTION:
Dissolve two Alka-Seltzer tablets in a glass of water and drink it at
the onset of the symptoms. Alka-Seltzer begins eliminating urinary
tract infections almost instantly.
Green tea (decaffeinated) regulates insulin levels.
Chew at least 25 times for eat bite of food.
Cinnamon is a natural appetite suppressant.
|Did you know that apricots prevent some cancers and
are good for the heart and eyes?
No wonder I never see birds wearing eyeglasses!
Add a few drops of Dawn dishwashing detergent to your dog's
bath and shampoo thoroughly. Rinse well to avoid skin irritations.
Massage a few drops of Wesson corn oil in your cat's ear. Then
clean with a cotton ball. Repeat daily for 3 days. The oil soothes
the cat's skin, smothers the mites, and accelerates healing.
What is cancer?
Herman Aihara in his book, Acid & Alkaline, defines cancer as
"If the condition of our extra-cellular fluids, especially the blood,
becomes acidic, our physical conditions will first manifest
tiredness, proneness to catching colds, etc.
When these fluids become more acidic, our condition then
manifests pains and suffering such as headaches, chest pains,
stomach aches, etc.
According to Keiichi Morishita in his Hidden Truth of Cancer,
if the blood develops a more acidic condition, then our body
inevitably deposits these excess acidic substances in some area
of the body such so that the blood will be able to maintain an
As this tendency continues, such areas increase in acidity and
some cells die; then these dead cells themselves turn into acids.
However, some other cells may adapt in that environment. In
other words, instead of dying – as normal cells do in an acid
environment – some cells survive by becoming abnormal cells.
These abnormal cells are called malignant cells. Malignant cells
do not correspond with brain function or with our own DNA
memory code.Therefore, malignant cells grow indefinitely and
This is cancer."
Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer cells do
not show up in the standard tests until they have multiplied to a few
billion. When doctors tell cancer patients that there are no more
cancer cells in their bodies after treatment, it just means the tests
are unable to detect the cancer cells because they have not
reached the detectable size.
When the immune system is strong, the body will destroy cancer
cells preventing them from multiplying and forming tumors. When a
person has cancer, it indicates the person has multiple nutritional
deficiencies. These could be due to genetic, environmental, food
and lifestyle factors. To overcome the multiple nutritional deficiencies,
changing diet and including supplements will strengthen the immune
Chemotherapy involves poisoning the rapidly-growing cancer cells
and also unfortunately, destroys rapidly-growing healthy cells in the
bone marrow, gastrointestinal tract etc, and can cause organ
damage, like liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, etc. Radiation, while
destroying cancer cells also burns, scars and damages healthy
cells, tissues and organs.
Initial treatment with chemotherapy and radiation will often reduce
tumor size. However prolonged use of chemotherapy and radiation
do not result in more tumor destruction. When the body has too
much toxic burden from chemotherapy and radiation, the immune
system is either compromised or destroyed, hence the person can
succumb to various kinds of infections and complications.
Chemotherapy and radiation can cause cancer cells to mutate and
become resistant and difficult to destroy. Surgery can also cause
cancer cells to spread to other sites.
An effective way to battle cancer is to starve the cancer cells by not
feeding it with the foods it needs to multiply.
SUGAR, MILK AND MEAT
Eliminating sugar cuts off an important food supply to cancer cells.
Sugar substitutes like NutraSweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc. are made
with Aspartame, which is toxic. A better natural substitute would be
raw, unprocessed honey or blackstrap molasses in very small
Milk causes the body to produce mucus, especially in the gastro-
intestinal tract. Cancer feeds on mucus. Substitute cow milk
products with unsweetened organic soy milk or almond milk.
Cancer cells thrive in an acidic environment. A meat-based diet is
acidic. It is better to eat fish or chicken rather than beef or pork .
Meat also contains antibiotics, growth hormones and parasites,
which are all harmful, especially to people with cancer.
A diet of 80% fresh vegetables and juice, whole grains, seeds,
nuts and a little fruit helps put the body into an alkaline environment.
About 20% can be from cooked foods including beans. To obtain
live enzymes for building healthy cells, drink fresh vegetable juice
and eat raw vegetables 2 or 3 times a day. Most enzymes are
destroyed at temperatures of 104 degrees F (40 degrees C).
Avoid coffee, tea and chocolate which are loaded with caffeine.
Green tea is a better alternative and has cancer fighting
properties. Drink purified or filtered water to avoid known toxins
and heavy metals in tap water. Distilled water is acidic and devoid
of minerals, making it great for car batteries but not for humans.
Table salt has a chemical added to make it white in color, a better
alternative is Bragg's aminos or unrefined sea salt.
Meat protein requires a lot of enzymes to digest properly.
Undigested meat remaining in the intestines becomes putrefied
and leads to toxic buildup. Cancer cell walls have a tough protein
covering. By refraining from or eating less meat, it frees more
enzymes to attack the protein walls of cancer cells and allows the
body's killer cells to destroy the cancer cells.
Some supplements build up the immune system ( Essiac, anti-
oxidants, vitamins, minerals, etc.) to enable the body's own killer
cells to destroy cancer cells. Other supplements like vitamin E are
known to cause apoptosis, or programmed cell death, the body's
normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted and unneeded
Cancer cells cannot thrive in an oxygenated environment.
Exercising daily and deep breathing help to get more oxygen down
to the cellular level. Oxygen therapy is another means employed to
destroy cancer cells.
Cancer is a disease of the mind, body, and spirit. A proactive and
positive spirit will help the cancer warrior become a survivor. Anger,
unforgiveness and bitterness put the body into a stressful and acidic
environment. Learn to have a loving and forgiving spirit. Relax and
Cancer and most diseases cannot exist in a body that has an
alkaline pH level. Read more on our pH page.
Read about Essiac Tea and Baking Soda in the articles below.
Important: Pregnant women should consult their physician prior to
using Essiac Tea.
Essiac Tea is a blend of herbs that is believed by many to have
cancer-treating properties. Some people take essiac tea on
occasion for general health purposes, detoxification, or for healing
of various ailments other than cancer. Some of these other ailments
include AIDS, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, diabetes, immune
system disorders, liver problems, Lyme disease and lupus
It was discovered by a Canadian nurse, Rene Caisse, who named
the blend by spelling her last name backwards. The original formula
is believed to have its roots in native Canadian Ojibwa medicine
and contains sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), burdock root
(Arctium lappa), slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus rubra, formerly known
as Ulmus fulva) and Indian or Turkish rhubarb root
In the 1970s, Caisse provided the formula to Resperin Corporation
Ltd., with the understanding that Resperin would coordinate a
scientific trial in humans. Although a study was initiated, it was
stopped early amidst questions of improper preparation of the
formula and inadequate study design. This research was never
Resperin Corporation Ltd., which owned the Essiac name, formally
went out of business after transferring rights to the Essiac name
and selling the secret formula to Essiac Products Ltd., which
currently distributes products through Essiac International.
Common names are field sorrel, red top sorrel, sour grass and dog
eared sorrel. It is a hardy perennial, and is much smaller than either
French or Garden Sorrel. Is often tinged a deep red hue especially
towards the end of the summer. It grows to about a foot high. It has
narrow sharp pointed leaves and spikes of green flowers turning to
red. Flowers in late spring.
Sheep sorrel grows wild in most parts of the world except the tropics.
Abundant in Canada and Britain, it is considered a common weed
in the U.S. and thrives with little moisture in acidic soils. Do not buy
or harvest more than a year's supply of Sheep Sorrel, as it loses it
potency when stored longer. Fresh, dry Sheep Sorrel will be green
in color and have an aroma of sweet grass. To grow your own
Sheep Sorrel, there are seed sources on the internet and the seeds
are inexpensive (200 seeds cost $3.00 or less).
Sheep Sorrel is high in vitamins A, B complex, C, D, K and E and
the minerals include significant levels of calcium, iron, silicon,
magnesium, sulphur, zinc, manganese, iodine and copper. Sheep
Sorrel also contains beta carotene and chlorophyll; citric, malic,
oxalic, tannic and tartaric acids and it is rich in potassium oxalate.
Because of the oxalic acid it contains, Sheep Sorrel is sometimes
not recommended for people who have a history of kidney stones.
Young Sheep Sorrel leaves were popular as a cooking dressing and
as an addition to salads in France several hundred years ago.
Indians also use Sheep Sorrel leaves as a tasty seasoning for meat
dishes and also baked it into their breads. In early days it was of use
Sorrel plants have been a folk remedy for cancer for centuries both
in Europe and Asia, more recently in North America. Alleged to
break down tumors and alleviate some chronic conditions and
degenerative diseases, it is an astringent and diuretic. It has been
anecdotally reported to be a fever reducer, aid digestion, relieve
stomach hemorrhage and jaundice. There are no scientific studies
that prove Sheep Sorrel does anything of benefit for any health
BURDOCK ROOT (Arctium lappa)
The burdock is a member of the thistle family and is a common
pasture weed throughout North America that prefers damp soils.
It grows to more than 3 feet tall and is also called Personata,
Happy Major, Lappa, Fox's Clote, Thorny Burr, Beggar's Buttons,
Cockle Buttons and Philanthropium.
The roots, young stems and seeds of the Burdock plant are edible.
Young stalks are boiled to be eaten like asparagus, raw stems and
young leaves are eaten in salads. Parts of the Burdock plant are
eaten in China, Hawaii and among the Native American cultures of
It is the root of the Burdock plant that is harvested for folk medicinal
use. The roots are about an inch wide but up to three feet long. The
roots should be harvested in the fall of the first year or the spring of
the second. Later during the second year the plant produces burrs
such as shown in the picture above.
Burdock root contains vitamins B complex and E. Trace minerals
magnesium, silicon, zinc and sodium. It provides insulin, a
helpful sugar for diabetics and hypoglycemics because it does
not elicit rapid insulin production.
Buy Burdock root only from a reliable supplier. In one documented
case, belladonna was substituted for burdock, causing atropine
poisoning (burdock does not contain atropine). Fresh burdock root
has a distinct aroma.
Both European and Chinese herbalists have long considered
burdock root's "lightly warming, moistening effect" an excellent tonic
for the lungs and liver. It reportedly stimulates toxic waste through
the skin and urine, improving digestion. The Chinese use Burdock
Root as an aphrodisiac, tonic and rejuvenator. Some say it is good
against arthritis and rheumatism.
The anecdotal beneficial effects of this herb includes increasing
circulation to the skin, helping to detoxify the epidermal tissues.
It has been used in treating psoriasis and acne, among other skin
conditions. Burdock root has been reported to destroy bacteria
and fungus cultures.
Anti-tumor properties have also been reported. Burdock is one of
the finest blood purifiers in the herbal system. It is classified as an
alterative, diuretic and diaphoretic. It helps the kidneys to filter out
impurities from the blood very quickly. It clears congestion in
respiratory, lymphatic, urinary and circulatory systems.
SLIPPERY ELM (Ulmus fulva)
This elm tree is part of the Ulmaceae family; other members include
nettles. It is a stately tree that reaches 60 feet. Its trunk bark is
brown, but its branch bark is whitish. Its leaves are broad, rough,
hairy on both sides, toothed, and the leaf buds are covered with a
dense yellow wool. The flowers are stalkless. This tree is also
known as red elm, moose elm, or Indian elm. It is a favorite shade
and ornamental tree. It is found throughout Canada and the U.S.
The pinkish white inner bark of the tree contains the tree's healing
properties. Slippery elm bark can be purchased in cut or powdered
form from an herb supply house. Don't harvesting it yourself because
Slippery Elm is close to becoming an endangered tree species.
Slippery elm bark contains, as its primary ingredient, a mucilage,
as well as quantities of gallic acid, phenols, starches, sugars,
vitamins A, B complex, C, K and P. It contains large amounts of
calcium, magnesium, and sodium, as well as lesser amounts
of chromium and selenium, and trace amounts of iron,
phosphorous, silicon and zinc. The powder should be light beige.
According to herbalists, the powdered bark can be used as a
nutritious drink for those with inflammatory bowel disease, or for
bronchitis. It is healing and soothing to mucous membranes.
Slippery elm's calcium content makes it a good calmative medicine
for those with emotional or nervous problems. As a tonic it is known
for its ability to soothe and strengthen the organs, tissues and
mucous membranes, especially the lungs and stomach.
According to some herbalists, an antibiotic and anti-microbial
effect has also been reported along with an ability to remove toxins
from the body; therefore, it promotes faster healing of cuts, burns,
ulcers and wounds. It is alleged to revitalize the entire body.
Allergic reactions are possible. Otherwise, the medical literature
contains no reports of slippery elm causing harm. Again, use only
reliable sources, it would be best to purchase this herb because the
novice could kill a tree by stripping off bark carelessly. Note:
sometimes the powdered commercial product is adulterated with
flour or other starchy substances which create a gravy-like
decoction, so beware.
TURKEY RHUBARB (Rheum palmatum)
Rhubarb is commonly used for pies, jams and as stewed rhubarb.
Its red, bittersweet stems are found in supermarket produce shelves
each spring and many people have it in their backyards. Turkey
Rhubarb is a member of the rhubarb family with roots which have
a particularly strong and desirable potency.
The leaves of the Turkey Rhubarb are somewhat rough. The root is
thick, of an oval shape, sending off long, tapering branches.
Externally it is brown, internally a deep yellow color. It has a long
thick root, brownish on the outside and full of reddish veins inside,
similar to Garden Rhubarb. It flowers early to midsummer. It is also
known as East Indian Rhubarb or China Rhubarb and has been
used in China for more than 2,000 years.
Turkey Rhubarb must be purchased because its natural habitat is
in China and Tibet. Rene Caisse preferred this variety to the
common rhubarb because its medicinal properties were stronger
and the taste less bitter.
The Turkey Rhubarb root contains vitamin A, many of the B complex,
C, and P; calcium, chlorine, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium,
manganese, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium, sulfur, and
The rhubarb root exerts a gentle laxative action by stimulating the
secretion of bile into the intestines. It also stimulates the gall duct to
expel toxic waste matter, thus purging the body of waste bile and
food. As a result, it is alleged that the liver is cleansed and chronic
liver problems are relieved. In small doses, the powdered root is an
astringent and checks diarrhea, but in larger doses it irritates the
colon causing the bowels to evacuate (diarrhea).
If diarrhea or abdominal discomfort develops, contact a qualified
health practitioner. It may be necessary to either lower the dosage
until the body adjusts to it, or stop taking it.
Sheep Sorrel 19.5%
Rhubarb Root 4.8%
Slippery Elm Bark 4.8%
Blessed Thistle 2.4%
Red Clover 2.4%
Cleansing, detoxifying and assisting the body in the elimination of
accumulated toxins provides a way for the whole body system to
regain balance, harmony and alignment. The human body is an
incredible healing machine and when given the support it needs, will
heal itself, since all healing comes from within.
Toxins accumulate from a variety of reasons including but not limited
to: stress, the use of antibiotics; improper diet including a high intake
of refined wheat, refined sugar, artificial sweeteners, too much of, or
a lack of protein; and a lack of stomach acid.
One of the prime functions of stomach acid is to facilitate the
breakdown of proteins. Low stomach acid may prevent the complete
breakdown of proteins, preventing them from being fully assimilated
thus leaving food for bacteria to grow. We can detoxify the body and
assist it in eliminating those toxins using eliminative herbs that act as
laxatives, diuretics, diaphoretics and blood purifiers.
The goals of detoxification and cleansing are to assist the whole
body system to realign, regain balance and harmony thus promoting
an overall feeling of health and well-being. Many positive affects can
be achieved and enjoyed through this process. These might include:
increased energy levels; improved mental clarity and function;
improved digestion and elimination; enhanced immune system and
resistance to infection of illness; and improved blood circulation with
healthy glowing skin. A person might also achieve an inner spiritual
awareness, heightened senses, and increased levels of joy and
There are many formulas available to detoxify and cleanse the body
ranging from a general point of view to accommodating an
individual's specific health condition. (i.e. cleansing the liver,
preventing cancer, removing candida overgrowth, improving bowel
moments, etc.) The intention of the formula presented here is to
provide a general detoxification and cleansing opportunity in any
person desiring to achieve an overall sense of well-being by the
removal of unwanted toxins.
Detoxification & Cleansing Herbal Combination
Intake form: Capsules. This form was chosen for its ease in delivery.
Mixing Instructions: Fill “00” gelatin or vegetable capsules with a
well-blended combination of the powders of the following herbs.
Suggested Intake: Detoxification, purification & cleansing
programs: 3-4 capsules, 2-3 times per day, with meals. For Routine
Maintenance: 2-4 capsules daily with meals.
Choice of Herbs:
3 parts Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)
3 parts Yellow Dock root (Rumex Crispus)
3 parts Chapparal (Larrea divaricata)
1 part Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra)
1 part Burdock root (Arctium lappa)
1 part Cascara Sagrada bark (Rhamnus purshiana)
1 part Kelp (Laminaria, Macrocystis, Ascophyllym)
1 part Echinacea (Echinacea augustifolia)
1 part Cayenne (Capsicum annum)
Validation of each Herb:
Dandelion root ~ strains and filters toxins and wastes from the
bloodstream thus primarily acts by purifying the blood. A healthy liver
is required to provide effective blood detoxification. Dandelion
stimulates bile production and helps the body get rid of excess water
produced by the diseased liver. Dandelion extracts are also
beneficial to the spleen and improve the health of the pancreas.
Yellow Dock root ~ also primarily affects liver function and the
health of related organs, increasing their ability to strain and
purify the blood. Yellow Dock also has antibacterial properties.
Chaparal ~ NDGA, the primary constituent in Chaparral reduces
inflammation by increasing ascorbic acid levels in the adrenals and
inhibits several strains of bacterial, molds and other pathogens. It is
used here for its antioxidant and anticancer activity as well as for
healing the skin and bone tissue and in preventing pathogenic
damage. Though often called creosote bush, Chaparral contains no
Licorice root ~ stimulates and sustains proper adrenal function in an
extremely complex manner by adjusting the concentrations of vital
blood salts. Additionally Licorice root protects the blood supply and
enhances its purity by protecting the liver from serious diseases.
Burdock root ~ as an alternative Burdock root improves general
nutrition and gradually alters the health of the blood. It is also diuretic
and diaphoretic thus promotes the excretion of wastes in both the
urine and sweat. This powerful herb thus helps cleanse the body of
toxins and wastes in three ways. It also has antibiotic and antifungal
Cascara Sagrada bark ~ is the primary laxative in this herbal
combination. The laxative in any detoxification blend is meant to aid
in the removal of consolidated, bacterial-laden waste matter that
accumulates in the large intestine during periods of illness. Cascara
eases the passage of this material without producing griping,
cramping, diarrhea or constipative rebound.
Kelp ~ is a general nutritive tonic to the blood, supplying essential
vitamins and mineral salts. It encourages the action of dietary fiber by
supplying nutrients and normalizing bowel functions. Iodine, the
primary constituent of Kelp activates and regulates metabolism. Kelp
is an important adjunct to any cleansing program since it can bind
radioactive strontium, barium, cadmium and zinc, some of our most
dangerous pollutants, in the gastrointestinal tract, thus prevents their
absorption into the body. Kelp is neither carcinogenic nor toxic.
Echinacea ~ is another classical alternative which increases the
phagocytic activity of the white blood cells to fight, destroy and eat
toxic organisms that invade the body. It increases and stabilizes the
red blood cell count and stimulates the elimination of waste products.
Echinacea significantly stimulates the body’s own blood cleansing
Cayenne ~ is used here as a catalyst to stimulate the vital organs to
greater activity. It promotes cardiovascular activity, lowers overall
blood pressure, and acts directly as a diaphoretic, stimulating
excretion of wastes in the sweat.
Additional suggestions: Detoxification and cleansing can be
greatly enhanced with dry skin brushing. Brush dry skin immediately
before showering or bathing, start with the feet and gently brush up
toward the heart. Brush from the extremities toward the center. Brush
gently in a circular motion around your abdomen and breast/chest
area. A proper dry skin brush is made of vegetable bristles that are
neither too stiff nor too soft. It shouldn’t scratch, but you should feel
some friction against the skin.
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Below you will find information on two powerful detox drinks, Essiac and Coach Nadine's detox
formula, as well as a collection of information we have gathered through the years.
Ditoh daily drinks chaparral tea, which is known to be an excellent blood detoxifier.
Find out how to make and use this tea by going to our "Chaparral" page.
Sodium bicarbonate is a natural occurring mineral salt with
alkalinizing properties. Baking soda was popularized by Arm &
Hammer in 1846 as a baking agent.
Not only is baking soda good as a deoderizing and cleaning
substance, it also has potent medicinal properties. Taken internally,
it helps maintain the pH balance in the digestive system and the
bloodstream. Maintaining the proper pH balance strengthens the
immune system, assisting the body in staving off organisms that
can result in ill health.
Sodium bicarbonate is well known to assist in the treatment of colds
and flus. What is lesser known is its ability to neutralize the pH of
individual cells. What this means is that cancer cells, which cannot
survive in an alkaline environment, can be eliminated in a very short
See the amazing results of two pioneering doctors who have been
using sodium bicarbonate and other natural minerals to cure a variety
Marc Sircus, Ac., OMD
Director of International Medicical Veritas Association
In his book Winning the War on Cancer, Dr. Sircus writes:
“Sodium bicarbonate is the time honored method to 'speed up' the
return of the body’s bicarbonate levels to normal. Bicarbonate is
inorganic, very alkaline and like other mineral type substances,
supports an extensive list of biological functions.
Sodium bicarbonate happens to be one of our most useful medicines
because bicarbonate physiology is fundamental to life and health.”
Most people who take chemotherapy die as a result of the ingestion
of the toxins. Dr. Sircus believes it is possible that any improvements
from chemotherapy may be a result of the sodium bicarbonate in the
Dr. Simoncini, oncologist (cancer specialist), was ousted from the
medical community when he refused to use conventional cancer
treatment methods and elected instead to administer sodium
This despite the fact that he’s been able to show that 99 percent of
breast and bladder cancer can heal in just six days, without the use of
surgery, chemotherapy or radiation.
Many believe that Arm & Hammer Baking Soda is contaminated
with aluminum even though the company that makes it claims it does
not. To be on the safe side, Ditoh and I use Bob's Red Mill Baking
Soda, which can be found at most local health food stores. Ask your
local grocer to stock it!
If you want bananas to ripen quickly, store them at room temperature.
Do not store unripe bananas in the refrigerator because the cold
temperature interferes with the ripening process.
Bananas emit ethylene gas which hastens the ripening of the other
bananas.You can slow the ripening process by pulling the bunch
apart at the stems and keeping them separate.
Placing bananas in the refrigerator slows down the ripening process
tremendously. Refrigeration will turn the peel brown faster but the fruit
will remain fresh up to two weeks.
You can also peel bananas, cut them in chunks, freeze them and eat
them as a frozen treat. You can also use the frozen chunks to make
a very creamy smoothie using fat free rice milk or soymilk and a little
Bananas contain three natural sugars - sucrose, fructose and
glucose combined with fiber. A banana gives an instant, sustained
and substantial boost of energy.
Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy
for a strenuous 90-minute workout. No wonder the banana is the
number one fruit with the world's leading athletes.
But energy isn't the only way a banana can help us keep fit. It can
also help overcome or prevent a substantial number of illnesses
and conditions, making it a must to add to our daily diet.
Anemia: High in iron, bananas can stimulate the production of
hemoglobin in the blood and that helps in cases of anemia.
Blood Pressure: This unique tropical fruit is extremely high in
potassium yet low in salt, making it perfect to regulate blood
pressure. So much so that the US Food and Drug Administration
has allowed the banana industry to make official claims for the
fruit's ability to reduce the risk of blood pressure and stroke.
Brain Power: 200 students at a Twickenham (Middlesex) school
(England ) were helped through their exams one year by eating
bananas at breakfast, break and lunch in a bid to boost their brain
power. Research has shown that the potassium-packed fruit can
assist learning by making pupils more alert.
Constipation: High in fiber, including bananas in the diet can help
restore normal bowel action, helping to overcome the problem
without resorting to laxatives.
Depression: Many people suffering from depression feel much
better after eating a banana. This is because bananas contain
tryptophan, a type of protein that the body converts into serotonin,
known to make you relax, improve your mood and generally make
you feel happier.
Hangovers: One of the quickest ways of curing a hangover is to
make a banana milkshake, sweetened with honey. The banana
calms the stomach and with the help of the honey, builds up
depleted blood sugar levels, while the milk soothes and re-hydrates
Heartburn: Bananas have a natural antacid effect in the body, so if
you suffer from heartburn, try eating a banana for soothing relief.
Morning Sickness: Snacking on bananas between meals helps to
keep blood sugar levels up and avoid morning sickness.
Mosquito bites: Before reaching for the insect bite cream, try
rubbing the affected area with the inside of a banana skin. Many
people find it amazingly successful at reducing swelling and irritation.
Nerves: Bananas are high in B vitamins that help calm the nervous
Overweight: Studies at the Institute of Psychology in Austria found
pressure at work leads to gorging on comfort food like chocolate
and chips. Looking at 5,000 hospital patients, researchers found
the most obese were more likely to be in high-pressure jobs. The
report concluded that, to avoid panic-induced food cravings, control
blood sugar levels by snacking on high carbohydrate foods every
two hours to keep levels steady.
PMS: Forget the pills - eat a banana. The vitamin B6 it contains
regulates blood glucose levels, which can affect your mood.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Bananas can help SAD
sufferers because they contain the natural mood enhancer tryptophan.
Smoking &Tobacco Use: Bananas can also help people trying to
give up smoking. The B6, B12 they contain, as well as the
potassium and magnesium found in them, help the body recover
from the effects of nicotine withdrawal.
Stress: Potassium is a vital mineral, which helps normalize the
heartbeat, sends oxygen to the brain and regulates the body's
water balance.. When a person is stressed, the metabolic rate rises,
thereby reducing potassium levels. These can be rebalanced with
the help of a high-potassium banana snack.
Strokes: According to research in The New England Journal of
Medicine, eating bananas as part of a regular diet can cut the risk
of death by strokes by as much as 40%!
Temperature control: Many other cultures see bananas as a
"cooling" fruit that can lower both the physical and emotional
temperature of expectant mothers. In Thailand , for example,
pregnant women eat bananas to ensure their baby is born with a
Ulcers: The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal
disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It also
neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining
of the stomach.
Warts: Banana peels gets rid of warts (including plantar's warts)
due to the amount of potassium they contain. Rub the inside of a
small piece of a banana peel on the wart every night. You should
see results within one to two weeks.
When you compare bananas to an apples, they have four times the
protein, twice the carbohydrates, three times the phosphorus, five
times the vitamin A and iron, and twice the other vitamins and
minerals. It is also rich in potassium and is one of the best value
So maybe its time to change that well-known phrase so that we say,
"A banana a day keeps the doctor away!"
Want a quick shine on our shoes? Take the inside of the banana
peel, rub directly on the shoe then polish with dry cloth.
Tape a penny over a hornet or
bee sting for 15 minutes and
watch the copper magically
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