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During the past 50 years, Asian countries have conducted an abundance of research on the medicinal value of several edible mushrooms. Their claims include reduction of blood pressure and cholesterol, enhancement of the immune system, cancer therapy, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, treatment of anaphylactic shock, anti-HIV properties, increase of oxygen utilization, and antioxidant properties (Chen and Miles, 1996). Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi), Lentinula edodes (Shiitake), Hericium erinaceum (Lions Mane), Pleurotus ostreatus (Oyster mushroom), and Grifola frondosa (Maitake) are just a few of the cultivated mushroom species that have been analyzed for medicinal value.

In the United States (US), the phytopharmaceutical value of these mushrooms has only recently been recognized and clinical trials have been established to determine the medicinal characteristics of these mushrooms (Kimmons, 2003; Underwood, 2003). Shiitake mushrooms are the most common specialty mushrooms grown in the US. The principal medicinal component, a polysaccharide, has been identified as lentinan. However, reishi, maitake, oyster, and lions mane are also reported to have significant medicinal value. Over the next year each edition of this newsletter will document clinical trials or research recommendations for the use and effectiveness of various mushrooms. While the recommendations given by researchers are assumed to be accurate, you should always check with a physician before using any food supplements as alternatives to prescribed medications. Today's mushroom is Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi).

Ganoderma lucidum (Reishi) is documented to have medicinal value but its extract is considered as a nutriceutical. The medicinally effective component of mushrooms may vary depending upon what is to be treated. The actual level of these components in a measured volume of mushroom may also vary depending on how the mushroom was grown and the extraction process. It is important to know what dose works best for an ailment if it is intended to afford a cure or to alleviate certain sickness. Because the toxic, lethal and effective dosages are yet to be determined, the usual dosage given is generally based on personal experience with patients suffering from different illnesses (Soo, 2004).

In a recent study by Teow Sun Soo at the MARA Institute of Technology in Malaysia, Reishi was used in small clinical (12 to 48 human subjects per trial) trials to determine its effectiveness against various ailments. Each capsule contains 500 mg of reishi extract. The following discussion includes the recommendations made by Soo as a result of his research (Soo, 2004).

The reishi extract has been shown to be effective in completely curing migraine headaches. It is believed that oxygen shortage in the brain (hypoxia) is at the core of the pathogenesis of a migraine attack. Once a certain threshold of oxygen deprivation is reached, the migraine attack bursts out. The usual dose is 3 capsules, 3 times a day, before meals.

As an anti-inflammatory agent, the extract is effective in substantially alleviating the problems and pain related to rheumatism or osteoarthritis and gout. The patients should see significant effects within a week. The dosage is 3 capsules, 3 times daily, before meals.

In treating hypertension or hypotension the extract has been shown to be highly effective in a very large number of cases treated. In the more successful cases blood pressure is back to normal within 2 months and in some cases within 2 weeks. The recommended dosage is 1 capsule 3 times daily for five days, increasing to 2 capsules 3 times daily for one week and then to 3 capsules 3 times daily. It is very important that hypertension patients start with only 1 capsule as a higher dose might increase the blood pressure of the patient. Positive results should be obtained within 30 days. Once the desired fall in blood pressure has been achieved, the daily dose can generally be reduced. For maintenance therapy 2 capsules, 2 times daily are usually sufficient.

The extract has been found effective in reducing and in some cases eliminating asthma attack. The recommended dosage begins with 1 capsule 3 times daily for five days, increasing to 2 capsules 3 times a day for 1 week and then to 3 capsules, 3 times daily. It is important that the patient starts with a low dose as a higher dose might initially trigger an asthma attack.

The extract is effective in reducing blood sugar level and the amounts of insulin required for diabetic patients. The effectiveness of the treatment is reduced the longer the patient has been a diabetic. For non-insulin dependent patients it is possible to have a better cure. Patients should see significant effects within 1 to 2 months. The usual dose recommended is 3 or 4 capsules, 3 times daily depending on the severity of the condition.

The extract is effective in regaining stamina and energy or debility due to prolonged illness especially for cancer patients after undergoing radio and/or chemotherapy. They are able to eat and sleep well. The dosage is 2 capsules 3 times daily.

The extract is effective in clearing up a large variety of skin allergic conditions either due to food or airborne allergens. The dosage prescribed is 3 capsules, 3 times daily.

Ganoderma extract has been found to be useful in detoxifying the kidney and improving its overall function. Patients receiving hemodialysis should find that the duration and frequency of the treatment could be reduced. The usual dosage is 3 or 4 capsules 3 times daily depending on the severity of the condition for as long as required.

The extract has been shown to be effective in completely curing insomnia within one month in a very large number of cases treated. The usual dose is 3 capsules, 3 times daily.

The extract has been found to be effective as a hypocholesterolemic agent. The usual dosage is 4 capsules, 3 times daily. Patients should see results within a month.

The extract has been shown to be effective in relieving or eliminating constipation problems. The recommended dosage is 3 capsules, 3 times daily. The patients should see results within 1 to 2 weeks.

The extract has been found to be effective in reducing and also curing hemorrhoids depending on the severity of the case. Patients should see results with 30 days. The usual dose is 3 or 4 capsules, 3 times daily depending on the severity of the condition.

The extract has been shown effective in reducing or eliminating excessive menstrual pain and irregularities. Treatment has to be maintained for 2 or 3 cycles for it to be effective. The usual dosage is 3 capsules 3 times daily. Patient needs to stop taking the capsule during the actual period.

Ganoderma extract has been found effective in addressing a variety of cardiovascular problems. It improves the circulatory system with excess oxygen. It also eliminates the conditions of angina pectoris and palpitation. The recommended dosage is 1 capsule 3 times daily for five days, increasing to 2 capsules, 3 times daily for one week and then to 3 capsules 3 times daily. Patients should starts with only 1 capsule per dose as a higher dose might initially increase the blood pressure of the patient.

Ganoderma extract has been shown to be very effective in treating Lupus erythematosis autoimmune disease. Patients should take 3 capsules 3 times daily.

The extract is highly effective in improving and in most cases curing Hepatitis A, B, and C within a period of three months. The recommended dosage is 4 capsules 3 times daily. Patients should be cured within three months.

Ganoderma extract is effective in arresting epilepsy. Patients should take 3 capsules 3 times daily and may expect to see results after a week.

Ganoderma extract has also been found effective for both gastritus and gastric ulcer. The usual dosage is 3 capsules, 3 times a day after meals. Patients should see results in 3 to 4 weeks.

Ganoderma extract is useful for people leading a hectic life with heavy schedule. The usual dosage is 2 capsules, 3 times daily reducing to 1 capsule, 3 times daily for maintenance.

The experiences in fighting cancer are more inconsistent, however, extract has been shown to be effective in regressing tumors. The results depend on the type of cancer and the severity of the condition. It is recommended that it be used in combination with the prescribed therapy. The Ganoderma extract can be highly effective in substantially reducing or eliminating the side effects of radio and chemotherapies if it is taken preceding, together and after the treatments. It can prevent side effects like hair loss, nausea, vomiting, sore throat, loss of appetite and insomnia. The recommended dosage is 6 capsules, 3 times daily as long as required.

Patients with impaired immunity have found Ganoderma extract beneficial in boosting or modulating their immune system. The usual dosage is 4 capsules, 3 times daily. Patients could expect to see results in 1 to 2 months. Patients taking the extract for the first time can be subject to temporary symptoms, which are reflective of the efficacy of the nutriceutical in cleansing the body systems. These may include sleepiness, abnormal sweating, thirstiness, loose stool, frequent urination, bloating and possibly some rashes.


Chen, A., Miles, P. (1996). Biomedial research and the application of mushroom nutriceuticals from ganoderma lucidum mushroom biology and mushroom production: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference, June 9-12, 1996. University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State University: World Society for Mushroom Biology and Mushroom Products. P. 161-175.

Kimmons, T. (2003). Coauthor of effects of management on the yield and high-molecular-weight polysaccharide content of shiitake (Lentinula edodes) mushrooms. Personal Communication.

Soo, Teow Sun. (2004). Effective dosage of the extract of ganoderma lucidum in the treatment of various ailments. Mushworld. Retrieved July 28, 2004.

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Ganoderma Lucidum for Cardio Diseases, Cancer, Diabetes and Thyroid Dysfunction TUESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2009 Ganoderma Lucidum for the treatment if Cardio diseases

Ganoderma Lucidum regulates blood pressure. It regulates the blood flow in the coronary arteries by relaxing the coronary arteries thereby helping in myocardial oxygen deficiency. Ganoderma Lucidum improves the circulation of clean blood. It has the capacity to lower the cholesterol and fat content in blood. Ganoderma Lucidum also removes plaque from blood vessels paving the way for a easy and effortless flow of blood to all parts of the body. The effect of Ganoderma Lucidum is not only felt in the coronary arteries but in all blood vessels in our body, simply because it is able to remove the blood Cholesterol and fat from blood vessels and also by removing the plaque collected in various parts of our circulatory system.

Ganoderma Lucidum lowers the concentration of blood and plasma,prevents thrombus and improves the general efficiency of the heart. Ganoderma Lucidum can alleviate and ease palpitation,difficulty in breath,headaches,dizziness etc. Ganoderma Lucidum has the effect of improving appetite,sleep and general well being of a person and any side effect that a person may be having due to drugs and medicines.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2009 Ganoderma Lucidum for curing Diabetes

Diabetes is a condition in which the sugar levels in ones body exceeds the required limits. There are many types of Diaetes. This condition arises when the pancreas which secretes insulin and glucagon looses its full functionality and slowly goes down in producing the amount of hormones required for our body.

Normal Regulation of Blood Sugar

The important roles of insulin and glucagon in a human body.

The hormones which balances and maintains the level of blood sugar in a very narrow range in our body is Insulin and Glucagon. Insulin and glucagon are both secreted from the pancreas, and are referred to as pancreatic endocrine hormones. If the Pancreas produce the required amount of Insulin and Glucagon then a persons sugar levels will be maintained as required and he or she will not become Diabetic.

As the blood glucose rises in a persons blood the Pancreas manufactures more Insulin and as the blood sugar goes down so does the production of Insulin by the Pancreas.

Glucagon is secreted by the alpha cells of the pancreatic islets in much the same manner as insulin...except in the opposite direction. If blood glucose is high, then no glucagon is secreted. When blood glucose goes low, however, (such as between meals, and during exercise) more and more glucagon is secreted. 

The work of glucagon is to make the liver release the glucose that it has stored in its cells into the blood stream, thereby increasing blood glucose.

Ganoderma Lucidum in the Treatment of Diabetes

Conventional treatment for diabetes uses medications to suppress blood sugar level. However medicines don't cure it. It only reduces and maintains the blood sugar levels. Long term medication for diabetes causes two main side effects. One is the hardening of blood vessels, causing stroke and heart disease. The other side effect is the interference with fats metabolism, causing a patient to become obese and to put on weight.

Ganoderma lucidum, which is also known as Reishi, has long been used to fight a wide range of diseases. It enhances vitality and delays the aging process in cells. Ganoderma Lucidum has a positive effect on blood sugar levels, cholesterol levels and blood fats. Ganoderma lucidum is even more potent when taken in combination with another medicinal mushroom called Cordyceps sinensis. Cordyceps is also thought to have significant health properties.

Ganoderma B and C which constitues Ganoderma lucidum reduces the blood glucose levels by enhancing utilization of blood glucose by body tissues. Ganoderma Lucidum acts as insulin to inhibit release of fatty acids thus improving symptoms in high blood glucose and high urine glucose patients.

The intake of Ganoderma Lcidum not only supplements insulin deficiency but also makes the pancreas regain its original function. For a layman Ganoderma Lucidum flushes out all toxines from the cells and also helps in regrowth of cells. Therefore any organ which is affected is retored to its original by the intake of Ganoderma Lucidum over a period of time. 

Thus if a Diabetic patient takes Ganoderma Lucidum along with the medication for a period of time, I would say 6 months or more the patient will be cured of the Diabetes and the patients pancreas will regain its orginal form and function.


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2009 Ganoderma Lucidum for Cancer Treatment

Ganoderma Lucidum is the name given to a form of mushroom called Língzhi in Chinese and Reishi in Japanese. Ganoderma lucidum enjoys a special place in Asia. It has been used as a medicinal mushroom in traditional Chinese medicine for over 4,000 years. Ganoderma Lucidum is one of the oldest mushrooms known to have been used in medicine. Due to its absense of side effects and the enormous holistic curing capabilities it has been called as the "mushroom of immortality" and is considered to be the King of Herbs.

Ganoderma Lucidum is considered to possess anti-tumor, immunomodulatory and immunotherapeutic activities.Ganoderma Lucidum has been found to prevent cancer metastasis in animals and inhibits platelet aggregation, and to lower blood pressure,cholesterol and blood sugar.Ganoderma Lucidumm flushes out the Cancer cells from the affected area and prevents the multiplication of cancer cells. Ganoderma Lucidum also helps in regrowing the cells of the affected organ or area and helps bring back normalcy.

Unlike treating other diseases with Ganoderma Lucidum the treatment for cancer is a little different.
For any other disease an intake of 3 to 6 pairs of the Ganoderma Lucidum capsule per day is sufficient to control and cure most diseases. However in case of cancer 30 pairs of the Ganoderma Lucidum capsule should be mixed manually in half a litter of water. To do this take a bottle with half a litter of water and empty 30 pairs of the Ganoderma Lucidum capsule content into the water.
Shake the bottle for around 200 times up and down. This helps in disolving the Ganoderma Lucidum completely in the water. The patient should then drink this water within 30 minutes to an hours time. This should be carried out everyday. You would be surprised at the miraculous relief the patient gets and ultimately cure. 1st and 2nd stages of a cancer is surely curable with this treatment. However 3rd and 4th stage cancer patients will get tremendous relief from the disease, and may get cured depending on the proper intake of the Ganoderma Lucidum and the individual's body's resistance and fighting capacity.

Ganoderma Lucidumm does not have any side effects on the patient and could be taken along with other medicines. It only has a positive affect on the patient and is non toxic.
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009 Ganoderma Lucidum for Thyroid Dysfunction

Thyroid Dysfunction is the term given when an individuals Thyroid Glands stop to funtion normally.
The Thyroid Glands secrete an enzyme called Thyroxine which helps in metabolism.
When the Glands either secrete excess of Thyroxine or less quantities of Thyroxine than what is needed by our body for normal metabolism the condition is called as Thyroid Dysfunction.
These two types of Thyroid Dysfunctions are termed as Hypothyroid and Hyperthyroid.
In Hypothyroid the Thyroid Glands secrete less amount of Thyroxine than what is needed by our body.
In Hyperthyroid The Thyroid Gland secretes more amount of Thyroxine than what is needed by the human body. Both these malfunctions cause uneasiness and gradually causes a lot of health problems for individuals.
The use of Ganoderma Lucidum for Thyroid Dysfunction is very helpful in slowly controlling the disease and also eliminating the same.
Ganoderma Lucidum is very helpful for people suffering from Thyroid Dysfunction. It reduces the morning sickness to start with. People normally start getting tired, this will be taken care of and they will start feeling energetic and full of enthusiasm. Conditions like dry skin,depression,over weight or look to weak and skinny,tiredness and also in case of female patients irregular menstrual periods are common symptoms for Hypothyroid.
When a person starts taking Ganodermal Lucidum he or she will start feeling the good effects of it in a matter of 10-15 days if the intake of Ganodermal Lucidum is done in a proper manner. There is also one other food substitute that is very helpful for Thyroid Dysfunction and that is Spirulina. This is a sea algae which is also grown artificially. Spirulina comes in the form of capsules and can be taken as a food substitute.


Ganoderma Lucidum the King of Herbs

The Ancient Chinese Emperors called it 

The King Of Herbs

The only documented mushroom for over 3000 years ago with great healing and extraordinary characteristics is the Ganoderma Lucidum.  This herb grows only in very few countries in the world under hot and humid conditions in the dense high forest regions of Asia.
Ganoderma's almost miraculous effects is documented in numerous Chinese paintings as the symbol of long life. This herb has found its place in the earliest Chinese Medical tests documented as the worlds most superior herb.
Ganoderma Lucidum and its great Healing properties.

How it works.....
Ganoderma increases immune boosting T-Cells Ganoderma acts by increasing the number of natural killer cells in our body's immune system.

Its therapeutic effects include........

Immune system enhancing
Oxidizing individual cells thus helping in holistic wellness
Flushing out unwanted dead cells from our body
It increases your body's response to medicines
Detoxifying heavy metals from our body
Reduces fatigue
Overall performance improving  

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22 Common Spices and their Medicinal Values

Subject: FW: ] 22 Common Spices and their Medicinal Values


1. Asparagus

Use :
  • Kidney problems.
  • Dissolves uric acid deposits.
  • Promotes urination
Preparation :
  • Boil in water and drink.

2. Basil Tea

basil tea
  • Colds, flu
  • Cramps
  • Bladder
Preparation :
  • Add fresh herb or seeds to boiled water to make tea for migraines and bed time restlessness.
  • Douche for yeast infections.
  • Gargle and mouthwash to eliminates
  • Pregnant women should avoid medicinal use of basil.

3. Black Pepper
black pepper

  • Take at first sign of any disease
  • Pain relief from toothache
  • Brings down a fever.

4. Celery
Use :
  • Sedative.
  • Seed and stalk reduces hypertension.
  • Celery seed tea for the kidneys as a cleanser.

5. Chamomile flowers

  • Fever and restlessness in children

6. Cinnamon

Use :
  • Diarrhea
  • Dysentery
  • General Indigestion
  • Yeast infection
  • Athlete's foot
  • Reduces cancer causing tendencies of many food additives
  • Cold
Preparation :
  • Cinnamon ground or taken with milk is a good balance after a heavy meal or dessert
  • Simmer sticks with cloves for 3 min, add 2 tsp. lemon juice, 2 tsp. honey, 2 tbs. whiskey as cold medication.
  • Boil 8-10 sticks in 4 cups water, simmer 5 min, steep 45 min, then douche or apply to athlete's foot.

7. Cloves


  • Toothache
  • Nasuea
  • Vomiting
  • Sore gums
  • Topical pain relief of arthritis
  • Antiseptic mouthwash
  • Alcohol craving suppressor
Preparation :
  • Chew for toothache, nausea or vomiting.
  • Use oil for pain relief for sore gums and toothache.
  • Add clove oil to neutral oils for topical pain relief of arthritis.
  • Small amounts of clove in a tea for nausea. 3 cloves in two cups of boiled water, steeped for 20 minutes, as an antiseptic and mouthwash. Former alcoholics can suck on one or two cloves when the craving strikes to curb the desire.

8. Freshly Brewed Coffee
Use :
  • Alleviate headaches Clean bowels Break mucus congestion
Preparation :
  • Caffeine in coffee is used to alleviate headaches (particularly those caused by caffeine withdrawal)
  • Coffee enemas with olive oil are used to cleanse the bowels and are one of the safest and most thoroughly cleansing enemas available.
  • Hot black coffee sipped through a straw helps break up mucus congestion in the lungs.
  • Caution and common sense must be used to avoid dependency.

9. Garlic

Use :
  • Chronic and acute bacterial colds and flus
  • Bronchitis, asthma, whooping cough
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Removing parasites and infections
  • Sexually transmitted diseases
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Diabetes
  • Destroys intestinal parasites
  • Reduces cholesterol
  • Repels insects
  • Reduces sting effects of insects and red ants

10. Ginger

Use :
  • Cold / Flu
  • Suppressing cough
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Stiffness
  • Detoxify meat
  • Blood Thinner
  • Ease bruises & sprains
  • Stimulate delayed period
  • Break up congestion and fever
Preparations :
  • Ginger prepared in tea form is useful for cramps, nausea, thinning blood, as a substitute for coumadin, break up congestion and fever.
  • Use externally for stiffness
  • Add in cooking to detoxify meat, especially chicken. Boil 2/3 cup of freshly chopped root in 1 gallon water, wrapped in cheesecloth (or old nylon stocking) until the water is yellow.
  • Then soak towel and lay on bruises and sprains while still hot, to ease them.
  • Ginger is one of the few herbs that easily passes the blood/brain membrane and is used in conjunction with other herbs that are meant to have an effect on the mind.
  • Pregnant women should avoid medicinal concentrations of ginger.

11. Lemon

Use :
  • Colds
  • Cough

12. Mint (Peppermint)

Use :
  • Migraines
  • Nervousness
  • Stomach disorders
  • Heartburn
  • Abdominal cramps, stomachache
  • Herpes
Preparation :
  • Herpes sufferers can take 2 cups of tea a day to ease the symptoms when the virus is active.
  • Mints are used to buffer the action of other herbs that have uncomfortable effects on the stomach and intestines.
  • Can be used in any combination for flavor.

13. Mustard

Use :
  • Sprained backs
  • Deep rattling coughs
Preparation :
  • 1 ½cups of dry yellow mustard in a bathtub of water for sprained backs.
  • Make a paste with water and apply to knee and elbow sprains till blisters appear!
  • 1 tsp. each mustard and ginger powder mixed with 2 ½tbs. of olive oil for deep rattling coughs. Rub over chest and back and put on an old T-shirt (or cover with cloth diaper).

14. Nutmeg and mace
nutmeg and mace

Use :
  • Gas Indigestion
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Kidney problems
  • Make a paste of powder with cold water and then add to boiled water.
  • 1 tbs. 1/4 tbs of powdered nutmeg is enough to produce a floating euphoria for hours.
  • Can cause erections for men during that time.
  • Side effects are bone and muscle aches, burning eyes, sinus drainage, and limited diarrhea.

15. Onion bulb
onion bulb

  • Cold
  • Cough
  • Life prolonger
  • Dressing for burns
  • Bee and wasp stings
  • Asthma
Preparation :
  • Interviews with hundreds of people who lived to 100 plus all indicated a heavy intake of onions in the diet.
  • Onion is an excellent dressing for burns.
  • Crush sliced onions with a little bit of salt and apply to burns.
  • Apply sliced onion to bee and wasp stings. For asthma, puree an onion, cover it with brandy and let sit overnight, strain it, filter it through a coffee filter, and refrigerate.
  • Take 2 tbs. 20 minutes before expected onset or before going to bed.

16. Parsley

Use :
  • Purifier
  • Halitosis
  • Tumor inhibitor
  • Kidney stones and other kidney related problems
  • Painful urination
  • Sexual stimulant
Preparation :
  • Chew for halitosis.
  • A few sprigs provide 2/3 the vitamin C of an orange, lots of vitamin A, and the important amino acid histidine, which is a tumor inhibitor.
  • Parsley tea is good for kidney problems, painful urination, and kidney stones.
  • One cup of parsley to 1 quart of water makes a strong tea.
  • Two cups of parsley to 1 quart of water, steep an hour and drink warm, as an aphrodisiac.
  • In Spain they have found that feeding parsley to sheep will bring them into heat at any time of year!

17. Rosemary Tea

  • Headaches
  • Body aches
  • Breath purifier
  • Aid in digestion of fat
  • Free radicals reducer
  • Stress Headaches
  • Muscular stiffness and pain
Preparation :
  • Flower tea for the breath.
  • Boil water with rosemary in it to make it safe to drink.
  • Diuretic and liver aid, increases bile flow.
  • Two handfuls of flowering tips into 2 cups of good brandy, soak 10 days, strain and seal.
  • Mouthful twice daily.
  • Oil of rosemary is a natural anti-oxidant, and stress reliever
  • Sniff for headaches.
  • Chop a double handful of twigs and put in a pint of olive oil for one week, and use as a muscle liniment.

18. Spearmint

Use :
  • Cold, flu
  • Mild fever
  • Antispasmodic
  • Prevents vomiting
  • Relieves stomach
  • Intestinal gas
  • Diaphoretic
  • Reduces pain

19. Tea

Use :
  • Relieve migraines Dental plaque remover
Preparation :
  • Caffeine relieves migraines.
  • Tea drinkers suffer less hardening of the arteries than coffee drinkers.
  • Black tea kills dental plaque.

20. Vinegar

Use :
  • Blood cleanser
  • Arthritis cure
  • Reduce inflammation
Preparation :
  • Naturally brewed apple cider vinegar is one of the finest blood cleansers and arthritis cures known.
  • Take 1 tbs. per day of equal parts vinegar and honey in water to taste to cleanse the blood and reduce inflammation from arthritis.
  • Be sure to use naturally brewed vinegar, as the white cheap stuff in the grocery store is actually acetic acid, a petroleum by-product, and pretty well useless except as a window cleaner!

21. Walnut Hulls, Black
black walnut

Use :
  • Athletes foot
  • Fungal infections, parasites
  • Abscesses
  • Boils

22. Watercress herb

Use :
  • Cold / Flu

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 The infusion and inhalation of eucalyptus leaves are expectorant and decongest and stimulate the secretors cells of the bronchial mucosa, as also used in the treatment of bronchitis, pneumonia and asthma.

   The vapors of eucalyptus also protect against infection, when inhaled produces an antiseptic effect, which also helps reduce fever, and are widely used when suffering from flu and sore throats. Applied by external means, the essential oil relieves the pain of rheumatism.


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          Fever /Lemon Grass

The infusion is cardio-circulatory antihypertensive, gastrointestinal antispasmodic, antifungal skin and mucous membranes, asthmatic breathing, carminative, expectorant, and anti-anxiety. It can be used for cough and cold, to relieve vomiting, to reduce cholesterol, to control blood pressure antispasmodic. It is analgesic, and antimalaria.

To prepare the infusion pour 10-20 g of fresh leaves, crumbled in a quart of boiling water. Leave it for 10-15 minutes. To drink filtered using a cloth. Orally take 500-700 ml per day in 2-3 doses.  Apply infusion directly onto the affected area 2-3 times daily.

Warnings: The silica present in the leaves may cause ulcers.










 Peppermint oil is carminative, relieving intestinal tension and tones the digestive system. It may increase the flow of bile in the gallbladder. The oil when applied on the skin produces a calming effect, acts as an anti-irritant and analgesic, with ability to reduce pain and improve blood flow to the affected area.


Mixing the olive oil with peppermint infusion will have an excellent ointment for treatment of burns. It is administered topically and in compress.  But undoubtedly the most common use is to treat digestive disorders, such as heartburn, stomach pain and constipation.


Please note that the oil consumed in large quantities can cause gastrointestinal burning in some people.


 When some people have headaches they place in their templates a combination of peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil diluted in oil when the headache started, and an hour after the headache is relieved.
Infusion can be prepared by pouring 205 ml of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried leaves, leaving to soak for five or ten minutes:  three or four cups can be taken  daily between meals, this helps to avoid digestive upset. The mint tea compresses stoop eye inflammations.


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  It is general stimulant, energetic, tonic, antiseptic, liver, anti rheumatic, analgesic, digestive, perspiratory, diuretic, antispasmodic, healing, stimulating menstruation, anti diarrheal, astringent, aphrodisiac.


  It can be used in mature or wrinkled skin. In the case of circulatory disorders, blood pressure low and too weak or lymphatic congestion recommended internal application of rosemary oil as a stimulant with pheromones. It also helps to relive memory problems, migraine headaches and dizziness, as well as asthma, liver disease, infections of the channels of the gallbladder, gallstones, intestinal infections, diarrhea and amenorrhea.

    In aromatherapy and herbal medicine, rosemary is known as the rescuer, for his warm and inviting effect: it stimulates the body fluids (lymph and blood), heart and adrenal glands. It can also be used as an antiseptic in the area of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Rosemary also acts as a stimulant of menstruation, as a diuretic and as a healing for weakness, excessive physical and mental work, stress, impotence, frigidity, depression, convalescence, headache, palpitations, rheumatism, gout, hypotension, liver, digestion, colitis, diarrhea, flatulence, flu, bronchitis, colds, cough, dysmenorrheal , acne, dandruff, hair loss, and memory loss.


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Did you know coconut health benefits?


Did you know that

 Did You Know...

 . . . that coconuts are one of the wonder foods on earth that amply provides for all human needs?  They can even save your life!  
      Few people (even fewer doctors) understand how important the coconut is to stabilizing
blood sugar; lowering cholesterol; healing; hydration; and even replacing blood plasma in an emergency.

coconut.bmp    Referred to as kalpa vriksha (Sanskrit for "the tree that supplies all that is needed to live") in ancient India, the coconut palm has been recognized as a top immune booster, antifungal, antibiotic, antiviral and antibacterial remedy for thousands of years all over the world.  Yet, it has only been recently that modern researchers have begun to fully discover the massive health benefits this amazing fruit seed offers.
      To give just one example of coconuts' live-saving properties, they were used extensively in the Pacific during World War II.  Since blood plasma supplies were scarce, it was very common for medics to siphon pure
coconut water from young coconuts to be used as emergency plasma transfusions for soldiers who were injured.  Since coconut water is nearly identical to human blood, it was suitable for people of all blood types.  
      Because of its strong antioxidant properties, the coconut can be used to:

         ==> Lower cholesterol
 ==> Improve digestion
 ==> Ward off wrinkles
 ==> Stabilize
glucose levels
 ==> Fight off viruses
 ==> Build cells
 ==> Regulate hormones
 ==> Increase thyroid production
 ==> Lose weight
 ==> Increase metabolism
 ==> Fight infections
 ==> Stave off memory loss
 ==> Kill bacteria

==> And more!    

    Considered one of the most treasured foods of all time, coconut products -- including coconut flesh, coconut water, coconut oil, and coconut cream -- each deliver superb health benefits.
      Coconut oil, for instance, is considered the best and safest oil to use for cooking -- even superior to
extra virgin olive oil when it comes to giving the body what it needs for optimum health.  Unlike other fats and oils that we  typically use for cooking and baking, coconut oil does not form polymerized oils or dangerous trans fatty acids in our bodies, which can raise our cholesterol levels; clog our arteries and even make our skin sag and wrinkle.  Plus, this ultra-safe oil can give your body important antioxidants that can help build stronger cells and improve your overall health and well being.
      Here are a few ways that you can use coconut products to stave off disease and to recapture the look and feeling of youth:
 Coconut Water - The coconut is a
natural water filter.  It takes almost 9 months for a coconut to filter every quart of water stored within its shell.  This makes the resulting coconut water completely pure and sterile, which is one reason why it can be used for blood transfusions.
      Another benefit of coconut water is the fact that it has the highest concentration of electrolytes than anything else found in nature. This makes it an excellent source of hydration.
 coconut oil.bmpCoconut Oil - In addition to being superior for cooking and baking, coconut oil also makes a superb topical oil that can help to naturally rid the skin of dangerous toxins.  It also gives the skin the perfect mix of hydration and antioxidants that it needs to stay healthy, smooth and younger-looking longer.
      Another great benefit of coconut oil is in protecting your teeth from the bacteria that can cause cavities and disease.  Simply rubbing a little fresh coconut oil on your gums and teeth can keep them stronger and healthier than virtually any other dental treatment.
      Most people don't realize that coconut oil can actually help you lose weight!  Yes, simply changing your
cooking oil from the unsaturated fat variety to coconut oil can help you lose those extra pounds.  Here's why:  Unsaturated fats found in canola, corn and other vegetables oils, as well as margarine  suppress the metabolism, which makes it harder to lose weight -- and easier to gain it.  Over time, this metabolism suppression may result in 20-30 pounds of excess weight that your body cannot get rid of.  Coconut oil, on the other hand, helps to increase thyroid function and boost your metabolism -- 2 important components to shedding unwanted pounds.
 Coconut Cream - The best skin treatment product one can use to achieve
flawless skin may quite possibly be coconut cream.  Unlike traditional skin creams which can actually introduce fats and oils to the skin that will break it down over time, making it look older, creams derived from the coconut can actually replenish the skin, giving it a more youthful and healthy glow than most other skin care products on the market.
      When it comes to buying coconut products, coconuts are not all created equal.  Wild coconuts are always best, but can be hard to obtain if you don't live in a tropical country.  Whether you are using this wonder food to boost your immune system; increase your metabolism or fight wrinkles, using products from young coconuts will help you reap the most benefit.
 coconut young.bmp    Young coconuts contain the purest unsaturated fat, compared to the fat found in the more mature varieties.  This is why they offer the most rejuvenation properties for the body's tissues.  But how can you tell how old a coconut is?  Young coconuts are usually green in color and oddly shaped.  The brown hairy ones are mature coconuts, and while they offer a lot of healthy benefits, they aren't nearly as good for you as younger varieties.


Fruits and Vegetables Health benefits


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Protects your heart
prevents constipation
Blocks diarrhea
Improves lung capacity
Cushions joints
Combats cancer
Controls blood pressure
Saves your eyesight
Shields against Alzheimer's
Slows aging process
Aids digestion
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Guards against liver disease
Battles diabetes
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Protects your heart
Quiets a cough
Strengthens bones
Controls blood pressure
Blocks diarrhea
Prevents constipation
Helps hemorrhoids
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Stabilizes blood sugar
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Protects your heart
Aids weight loss
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Stabilizes blood sugar
Boosts memory
Prevents constipation
Strengthens bones
Saves eyesight
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
Prevents constipation
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Helps hemorrhoids
Saves eyesight
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Supports immune system
Saves eyesight
Protects your heart
Prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Promotes weight loss
Protects against Prostate Cancer
Combats Breast Cancer
Strengthens bones
Banishes bruises
Guards against heart disease
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Ends insomnia
Slows aging process
Shields against Alzheimer's
Promotes weight loss
Protects your heart
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
Chili peppers
Aids digestion
Soothes sore throat
Clears sinuses
Combats Cancer
Boosts immune system
Promotes weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Lowers cholesterol
Combats Cancer
Controls blood pressure
Protects your heart
Boosts memory
Protects your heart
Combats Cancer
Supports immune system
Aids digestion
Battles diabetes
Protects your heart
Improves mental health
Boosts immune system
Lowers cholesterol
Controls blood pressure
Combats cancer
kills bacteria
Fights fungus
Protects against heart attacks
Promotes Weight loss
Helps stops strokes
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
saves eyesight
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Enhances blood flow
Protects your heart
Green tea
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Helps stops strokes
Promotes Weight loss
Kills bacteria
Heals wounds
Aids digestion
Guards against ulcers
In= creases energy
Fights allergies
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Controls blood pressure
Smoothes skin
Stops scurvy
Combats cancer
Boosts memory
Regulates thyroid
aids digestion
Shields against Alzheimer's
Controls blood pressure
Lowers cholesterol
Kills bacteria
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones
Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
prevents constipation
Smoothes skin
Olive oil
Protects your heart
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Battles diabetes
Smoothes skin
Reduce risk of heart attack
Combats cancer
Kills bacteria
Lowers cholesterol
Fights fungus
Supports immune systems
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
Straightens respiration

prevents constipation
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
aids digestion
Helps hemorrhoids
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats Prostate Cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Strengthens bones
Relieves colds
Aids digestion
Dissolves warts
Blocks diarrhea
Slows aging process
prevents constipation
boosts memory
Lowers cholesterol
Protects against heart disease
Protects your heart
Battles diabetes
Conquers kidney stones
Combats cancer
Helps stops strokes
Combats cancer
Protects your heart
boosts memory
Calms stress

Sweet potatoes
Saves your eyesight
Lifts mood
Combats cancer
Strengthens bones

Protects prostate
Combats cancer
Lowers cholesterol
Protects your heart

Lowers cholesterol
Combats cancer
boosts memory
Lifts mood
Protects against heart disease
Promotes Weight loss
Combats cancer
Conquers kidney stones
Smoothes skin

Protects prostate
Promotes Weight loss
Lowers cholesterol
Helps stops strokes
Controls blood pressure
Wheat germ
Combats Colon Cancer
prevents constipation


Medicinal Plants in Belize

Medicinal Plants In Belize

The forest of Belize abounds, in a very large degree, with plants, herbs, vines, roots, fruits, etc., which are used extensively for medical purposes.  It is interesting to note that a large number of the proletariat of the Colony who reside in the hinterland, away from any certified Medical Practitioner, has used them with marked success from the days of the early settlers.


The subjoined list of a few of these plants, herbs, etc., is given with the hope that some of the authorities in the Science of Medicine may become sufficiently interested in the valuable medicinal properties which they undoubtedly contain, to ensure that careful investigation is instituted with a view to their systtematic exploitation:-



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Name of Plant, Herb, etc.


Antidote (Chichimorra)


Axe-Master Bark

Balsam Wood Bark (Benzion)

Baracouta Wisp


Billy Web Bark

Broom Weed





Cedar Bark

Chew Stick

Chicken Weed

China Root

Cinnamon (Wild)



Coconut (young)

Coconut Oil


Copache Bark (see Crammati Bark)

Cotton Tree Leaf

Cow-foot Leaf

Coxspur Root

Crammati Bark

Ebolite Root

Eucalyptus Leaf

Fever Grass

Ganja (Cannabis indica)


Gombolimbo Bark or Leaf



Guava Leaf

Guinea Hen Root

Iron Wood

John Charles (Herb)

Jack-in-the-Bush, or Xtokoban

Lime Leaf

Madera Compé

Mamie Bark

Monkey Apple Seed

Monkey Fiddle


Nassau Bitters

Negrito Tree Root

Oil Nut Plant


Orange Leaf

Orange Skin

Palo Hombre

Papaw Leaf

Pear Leaf

Pepper Leaf

Pepper Bark


Physic Nut

Pimento or All Spice

Pine Gum

Piss-a-Bed or Baraja



Prickly Yellow

Pussly (Wild)


Rat Root

Rose Mary Leaf (Romero)


Scorpion Tail Bush

Single Bible or Aloes


Sour Sop Leaf

Spanish Shela

Suelda con Suelda Root


Sweet Liquorice

Tamarind Leaf

Tea box

Ten Finger


Twelve O'clock

Velvet Leaf

Water Melon Seed

Yama Buch, or Trijolea


Purpose for which use

Pains, vomiting, worms.

Snake poison.

Worms in children.



Bowel complaints.

Female complaint, eyes.


Diarrhoea, bile.


Purgative, tea, blood.

Cough, consumption.

Female complaint, by Midwives.

Contusions, inflamation.

Antidote, snake poison.


Bladder, tea.

Tea, pain.

Vomiting, pain.

Swelling, Fever and Headache.

Gonorrhoea, bowel complaint.

Cough, lung trouble.

Fever, loss of appetite.

Antiddote,la grippe,tea


Bath, tea, rheumatism.

Antidote, snake poison.

Antidote, la grippe.


Fever and influenza.



Blood tonic, stoppage of water, cooling.

Snake poison


Diarrhoea, toilet power for children.

Female complaint, tea.


Bile, cold, tea.

Diarrhoea, tea, fever, gonorrhoea.


Emetic, purgative, gonorrhoea.

Diarrhoea sores.


Sores, sprains, swelling.


Bath, pain.



Female complaint, Pain in the bowel.



Female complaint.



Boils, heat.

La Grippe.

Stomach trouble.

Purgative, swelling.


Gonorrhoea, pain.

Cold, diabetes.



Snake poison.

Bile, cold, laxative.

Bath, cough, tea.

Antiddote, snake poison.




Headache, flatulence, pain.

Fever, purgative, tea, blood.

Cough, tea.

Sprains and swellings.

Dislocations, sprains, swellings.



Cooling, purgative.


Sprains, etc.



Tea, cough.

Stoppage of water.




What is Fever Grass/Lemon Grass


What is Fever Grass?


Fever grass goes by many names. The name for the herb is usually contingent on its location, and in Jamaica, the herb is commonly referred to as fever grass. The grass has been commonly used in Jamaica to help a person relieve a fever, which is where the herb gets its name. In addition to relieving a fever, the plant has many other medicinal properties.

In Jamaica, the grass grows in the rural parts of the country and is considered seasonal. Long, slender green leaves characterize the grass. The leaves usually grow directly from the ground or in the form of a bush. The grass has been known to reside in any region considered tropical or subtropical. For example, fever grass can be found in many parts of India.

Some common names for the grass include barbed wire grass, citronella, silky grass, and Gavati Chaha. In India, fever grass is called lemongrass. The grass grows very naturally and is used in the native cuisine in India. As a herb, it is used in dried or powdered form, but it can also be used fresh in cooking.

Research examining fever grass benefits has continued over the years. In 2006, a research team discovered that the grass could be used to fight cancer. In addition to fighting cancer cells, the grass has also been credited for its nutritional qualities that increase longevity.

Some believe that fever grass can also be useful in calming the effects of menopause. For example, the grass can be helpful in reducing hot flashes. It's the calmative nature of the grass that helps reduce menopause symptoms.

Fever grass is often consumed in the form of tea. To use the grass as tea, it is boiled in water for around ten minutes. When it is consumed in the form of a tea, the grass is usually sweetened with brown sugar or honey. As tea, the grass is a diuretic that can also be used to fight obesity. It has been known to help overweight individuals stabilize their weight.

Lemon grass is beneficial to cope with cough, cold and fever. However, it is also beneficial for our health in many ways. Read on to know more about the health benefits provided by lemon grass.

Rani hates to visit doctor and take medicines when she gets cough and cold. She prefers to treat her cough and cold with home remedies. She thinks that home remedies work better than other medicines. She has also experienced the magic of home remedies many times. She believes that nothing can work better to treat cough and cold than lemon grass tea. She learned to prepare lemon grass tea from her grandmother who always used lemon grass to cure common health disorders.

Like Rani's grandmother, many such people make use of lemon grass to cure health disorders. Many people grow this grass in their gardens so that they can make use of it at the times of emergencies. This grass has amazing medicinal properties and is used since ages. As this grass helps to get rid of
fever, it is also know as fever grass. Its scientific name is cymbopogon and it is also referred as citronella sometimes. Read on to know more about the health benefits provided by lemon grass.

Health benefits of lemon grass

Have a quick look at how lemon grass can prove beneficial to cope with some health disorders.

  • Helps to cope with fever
  • Helps to cope with cough and cold
  • Helps to cope with stress
  • Makes coping with high blood pressure easier
  • It lowers the cholesterol level
  • Helps to cleanse the body by eliminating toxic substances
  • Cleanses other organs of our body including kidney, pancreas, liver, bladder etc.
  • Helps to improve the digestive system
  • Helps to improve blood circulation
  • Helps to cope with excessive fats in body
  • Helps to deal with menstrual problems
  • Proves beneficial to cope with acne and pimples

How to consume lemon grass?

Lemon grass can be included in diet in many ways. Many people make use of lemon grass oil to add its flavour to food. It can also be consumed in form of tea by boiling it with water and sugar. It gives a good flavour when added to normal tea along with ginger.

You can also prepare an extraordinary and medicinal drink with lemon grass. Just take few fresh strands of lemon grass, two to three cloves, a small piece of cinnamon stick, and turmeric powder and boil it with milk. After this mixture is properly boiled, drain it and drink it when it cools down to get relief from cough and cold.

Lemon grass has antibacterial and antifungal properties which help to deal with lot of health problems. It is the herb which is used in many homes to cope mainly with cough, cold and fever. However, lots of people are unaware that this wonderful herb can provide lots of health benefits.

This amazing plant is easily available in market in dried as well as fresh form. However, it is advisable to make use of fresh lemon grass. The best way to make it easily available is to plant in our own garden and make use of it whenever needed. So as you know all the qualities of this medicinal grass, store some of the strands in your kitchen cabinet right away. 

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Asparagus for Cancer tumors 

Asparagus -- Who knew ?

     This is from a friend      My Mom had been taking the full-stalk canned style     asparagus that she pureed and she took 4 tablespoons in     the morning and 4 tablespoons later in the day. She did     this for over a month. She is on chemo pills for Stage 3     lung cancer in the pleural area and her cancer cell     count went from 386 down to 125 as of this past week.     Her oncologist said she does not need to see him for 3     months.                 

THE ARTICLE:  Several years ago, I had a man seeking asparagus for a                 friend who had cancer. He gave me a photocopied copy  
                 of an article, entitled, Asparagus for cancer 'printed in                 Cancer News Journal, December 1979. I will share it                 here, just as it was shared with me: I am a 
                 biochemist, and have specialized in the relation of diet 
                 to health or over 50 years. Several years ago, I learned 
                 of the discovery of Richard R. Vensal, D.D.S. that 
                 asparagus might cure cancer. Since then, I have worked 
                 with him on his project We have accumulated a number 
                 of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:  
Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case 
                 of Hodgkin's disease (cancer of the lymph glands) who 
                 was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting 
                 the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to 
                 detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a 
                 schedule of strenuous exercise. 
Case No. 2, a successful businessman 68 years old 
                 who suffered from cancer of the bladder for 16 years. 
                 After years of medical treatments, including radiation 
                 without improvement, he went on asparagus. Within 3 
                 months, examinations revealed that his bladder tumor 
                 had disappeared and that his kidneys were normal. Case No. 3, a man who had lung cancer. On March 5th 1971, he 
                 was put on the operating table where they found                 lung cancer so widely spread that it was inoperable. 
                 The surgeon sewed him up and declared his case 
                 hopeless. On April 5th he heard about the Asparagus 
                 therapy and immediately started taking it By August, 
                 x-ray pictures revealed that all signs of the cancer had 
                 disappeared..                 He is back at his regular business routine. Case No. 4, a woman who was troubled for a number of                 years with skin cancer. She finally developed different                 skin cancers which were diagnosed by the acting                 specialist as advanced. Within 3 months after starting                 on asparagus, her skin specialist said that her skin                 looked fine and no more skin lesions. This woman                 reported that the asparagus therapy also cured her                 kidney disease, which started in 1949. She had over 10                 operations for kidney stones, and was receiving                 government disability payments for an inoperable,                 terminal, kidney condition. She attributes the cure of                 this kidney trouble entirely to the asparagus.                  I was not surprised at this result, as `The elements of                 materia medica', edited in1854 by a Professor at the                 University of Pennsylvania , stated that asparagus was                 used as a popular remedy for kidney stones. He even                 referred to experiments, in 1739, on the power of                 asparagus in dissolving stones. Note the dates!                 We would have other case histories but the medical                 establishment has interfered with our obtaining some 
                 of the records. I am therefore appealing to readers to                 spread this good news and help us to gather a large                 number of case histories that will overwhelm the 
                 medical skeptics about this unbelievably simple and 
                 natural remedy.  
          For the treatment, asparagus should be cooked  
                 before using, and therefore canned asparagus is just 
                 as good as fresh. I have corresponded with the two 
                 leading canners of asparagus, Giant and Stokely, and I 
                 am satisfied that these brands contain no pesticides or 
                 preservatives.                 Place the cooked asparagus in a blender and liquefy to                 make a puree, and store in the refrigerator. Give the                 patient 4 full tablespoons twice daily, morning and                 evening. Patients usually show some improvement in 
                 2-4 weeks. It can be diluted with water and used as a                 cold or hot drink. This suggested dosage is based on                 present experience, but certainly larger amounts can do                 no harm and may be needed in some cases. As a 
                 biochemist I am convinced of the old saying that `what 
                 cures can prevent.' Based on this theory, my wife and I 
                 have been using asparagus puree as a beverage with 
                 our meals. We take 2 tablespoons diluted in water to 
                 suit our taste with breakfast and with dinner. I take 
                 mine hot and my wife prefers hers cold. For years we 
                 have made it a practice to have blood surveys taken as 
                 part of our regular checkups. The last blood survey, 
                 taken by a medical doctor who specializes in the 
                 nutritional approach to health, showed substantial 
                 improvements in all categories over the last one, and 
                 we can attribute these improvements to nothing but 
                 the asparagus drink.                  As a biochemist, I have made an extensive study of all                 aspects of cancer, and all of the proposed cures. As a                 result, I am convinced that asparagus fits in better                 with the latest theories about cancer.                  Asparagus contains a good supply of protein called                 histones, which are believed to be active in controlling                 cell growth.. For that reason, I believe asparagus can                 be said to contain a substance that I call cell growth                 normalizer. That accounts for its action on cancer and                 in acting as a general body tonic. In any event,                 regardless of theory, asparagus used as we suggest, is 
                 a harmless substance. The FDA cannot prevent you 
                 from using it and it may do you much good. It has 
                 been reported by the US National Cancer Institute, that                 asparagus is the highest tested food containing                 glutathione, which is considered one of the body's 
                 most potent anticarcinogens and antioxidants.        Please send this article to everyone in your Address Book. 
       The most unselfish act one can ever do is paying forward 
           all the kindness one has received, even to the most 
              undeserved person.  



90-Day Habit of Health Challenge

 Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High blood pressure are lifestyle diseases that are killing us out physically, literally and mentally. I am very concerned about people living healthy life. We don't want to wait until we get a diagnosis before we do something. So I have put together this challenge/program and I am hereby sharing it with you.



Six power supplements that every one needs to take to improve their health and wellness. I call this your health insurance program. These supplements are needed to prevent common illnesses or as supplementation for cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and other illnesses. By taking these 6 products in the core pack for 90 days (the Habit-of-Health 90 days Challenge), you will see improvements in energy, stamina, mood and a boost to overall health.

You may ask after these 90 days then what next?  At this point we can focus on the chronic issues that you are experiencing.  See the products that are recommended in the attached document.  Remember let me know that you are taking the challenge.

90-Day Habit of Health Challenge/Program



Each product addresses unique health challenges but they all work together to improve foundational health.  Everyone in any age group or health situation should take these supplements daily.

-Food Enzymes for improved digestion

-Bifidophilus Flora Force is probiotics for better digestive and immune system balance

-Everybody’s Fiber is an ideal combination of healthful fibers

-Super Omega-3 EPA is quality fatty acids to promote brain, cell and tissue strength

-Thai-GO high-potency antioxidant is made from 13 fruits including mangosteen and acai berry

-Super Supplemental-the ultimate multivitamin for all around immunity building and for meeting dietary needs.


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Fundraiser to help save Daniel


Friday, July 16, 2010
8:00pm - 10:00pm
2100 SUNSET PLAZA Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069



"Let's get together to Save Daniel!"

Please, if at all possible, try to come to this free fundraising event, and if you can't make it, forward it on to any you know who might be able to.

There will be wine and cheese served by the pool of this amazing Hollywood Hills home kindly donated for the evening by a caring friend.

We need to come together and make an extraordinary effort to save Daniel's life. Daniel is 7 months old at Children's Hospital, in need of a liver transplant, and due to a lack of insurance, he has been denied this procedure.

Our main goal is to seek pledges of financial support which we will call upon at a later date if we can reach the necessary fund-raising target. Every little bit helps and even if you can't make a pledge then merely coming to the event is an appreciated token of your support. We really hope to see you there.


Save Baby Daniel Guerrero Estell Jr

Baby Daniel suffers from a rare liver disease ‘Biliary Atresia’.

Biliary atresia is a blockage in the tubes (ducts) that carry a liquid called bile from the liver to the gallbladder. The condition is congenital, which means it is present from birth. The only 2 treatments for this disease are the ‘Kasai Procedure’ which baby Daniel has gone through already and secondly a liver transplant, which baby Daniel is in dire need in this present time. Nobody really knows what is the actual cause for Biliary Atresia the only thing we know is it can be treated. The encouraging news is that most of the babies who are treated in time grow up and live normal lives.

Presently we are in Los Angles, California where baby Daniel is being treated at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and is in a stable condition but just for a short period of time, due to his chronic and progressive liver disease. He will need a liver transplant within the next few months. Time is very critical in his life.

We have opened the following Pay Pal account to allow anyone that desires to make a donation, regardless of the amount to Help Save Daniel

Thank you so much for your support and help for spreading the word about Daniel.
Location: Los Angeles California

Wachovia Acct # 10 10 166 397 743 but remember to use Daniel Guerrero(Granddad) username. please keep on donating!!!!!!!Remember next week friday fundraising event!! please join!!!!

Bank account details for Baby Daniel.
Bank of America N/Y
300 Harmon Meadow Blvd
New Jersey 07094
ABA number 026 009 593
...Swift Number BOFAUS3N
For payment The Belize Bank, San Pedro Town, Belize, Central America. Acc # 6550-8-26053
For credit to Acc # 670-2-2-258350
Acc Name Daniel Guerrero. (Grand Father)

Also Atlantic bank acc # 210-900-346 in the name of Ilda Marina Guerrero and Daniel Martin Estell. No wire transfer details available for this acc.


It's About Thyme: The Health Benefits of Natures Oldest Cure

I am sure that you never knew all of this about thyme -- that we use in almost every dish in the Caribbean.....

It's About Thyme: The Health Benefits of Nature's Oldest Cure
By Sylvia Anderson, IH Editor -- Published: February 26, 2009

Thyme (Botanical Name: Thymus Vulgaris) is a common herb which is used in cooking to enhance the flavor of dishes. It is available all through the year, in fresh and dried varieties. It is normally grown in temperate climates of Asia and Europe. For thousands of years, it has been used to spice up dishes, as a food preservative and in various domestic and herbal medicines. Let's take a look at the many health benefits of thyme.

The following is a list of the many health uses of thyme.

As an expectorant
The effectiveness of thyme in curing respiratory disorders like cough, phlegm, bronchitis and chest infections has been known for centuries. It is used in treating conditions ranging from whooping cough to the common cold and sore throats. As an alternative of bottled medicines, the fresh herb can be soaked in warm water and used for an effective treatment.

As an antiseptic
The power of thyme as a disinfectant is used both in preserving food and treating wounds. Thyme oil is a regular component in mouthwashes and cough drops, and is used to treat inflammation of the mouth and throat.

As an antispasmodic
The antispasmodic property of thyme is used in treating heart ailments. Thyme oil eases the stressed arteries and veins and helps in reducing blood pressure. It is a good restorative for the heart and for promoting good heart health.

As a diuretic
For those suffering from renal problems, thyme is a wonder cure. The excess water, toxins and sodium retained in the body are removed by increased urination. This property of thyme is helpful in lowering blood pressure and losing weight as well.

As a blood circulation booster
Many diseases like rheumatism and swelling of the joints are a result of reduced blood circulation. Thyme acts as a stimulant and increases blood circulation, which is helpful in treating these ailments.

As an anti flatulent
Flatulence is not as simple a problem as it appears to be. It can lead to a host of troubles like low appetite, sleep deprivation, cramps, nausea and even heart problems. The carminative properties of thyme help in eliminating gas and preventing its formation.

As a scar remover
Thyme acts as a cicatrisant and helps to remove all kinds of scars from the skin. Hence thyme is used in both medicinal and herbal beauty products.

As an antioxidant
The presence of flavonoids in thyme gives it a good reputation as an antioxidant. Due to this quality of thyme, it is used in many anti-aging products.

As an antimicrobial agent
Thyme oil's antimicrobial property works against numerous bacteria and fungi. This not only prevents contamination, but also decontaminates already contaminated food. Studies have proven thyme's effectiveness against Shigella bacteria.

As an anticancer agent
As thyme comes from the mint family, renowned for its anticancer properties, it is used in many cancer-fighting drugs.

As a source of nutrients and fiber
Thyme is good source of calcium, manganese, iron and dietary fiber.

As a calming agent
Thyme has the power to reduce stress and relieve pain. In aromatherapy, it is used for a calming effect and to lift mood. Adding a few drops of thyme oil to the bath is helpful in soothing aches and pains.

Don't wait for the ailments to appear before turning to thyme for a cure. Include it in your daily diet - in salads and other dishes, in tea and even as a tonic. Prevention is always better than having to cure at a later date.

Top 5 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil

Top 5 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil

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Top 5 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil
It is a common misconception that coconut oil is bad for you. People from around the world are experiencing the health benefits of using coconut oil. It is actually one of the healthiest oils you can consume. Here are seven reasons why you should use coconut oil as an alternative to other common cooking oils.
1. Coconut oil does not turn too fat in your body.
Unlike many other common oils, like soy (vegetable) and corn, coconut oil does not make you fat. Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which are an easy fuel for the body to burn fat without resorting to. Most other cooking oils and fats contain long chain triglycerides (LCT). TBI are usually stored as fat. Since coconut oil is a MCT, it is more easily absorbed and converted to energy faster.
People in the tropics have relied on coconuts as a traditional staple in their diet for centuries. Who consume large quantities of coconut oil every day. Instead of fat, which helps them stay healthy, lean and cut. Changing coconut oil to our modern oils, they develop obesity and health problems facing our modern society.
2. Coconut oil increases your metabolism.
Not only does coconut oil convert to energy quicker in your body, increases metabolism, promotes weight loss. Because it increases your metabolism, help your body burn fat more efficiently.
Coconut oil may triple your calorie burn. Since coconut oil is a MCT, energy becomes so fast that it creates a lot of heat. In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, MCT burns three times more calories for six hours after a meal of TBI.
This is great news for people who have thyroid problems, since coconut oil improves sluggish thyroid stimulating the production of extra thyroid hormones. Most other common oils, like vegetable (soy) and maize have been shown to inhibit thyroid function.
3. Coconut oil has omega 3 fatty acids.
Most cooking oils contain omega 6 fatty acids, something that gets so much in the United States. Our omega 6 and omega 3 ratio should be 1:1, but is more like 50:1. We must dramatically reduce our omega 6 oils and consume much more omega 3 oils to be healthy. And coconut oil is filled with these healthy omega 3 fatty acids.
4. Coconut oil gives you energy.
Due to health omega 3 and the fact that it increases metabolism, most people that switch to coconut oil feel a burst of energy, said in his daily life.
This is because coconut oil is natures richest source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which increase metabolic rates and lead to weight loss. MCTs promote thermogenesis, which increases the body’s metabolism, producing energy.
5. One of the best things you can use on your skin and hair is coconut oil.
A coconut oil the best things you can apply directly on skin and hair. It gives temporary relief to skin problems like rashes. Help in healing and restoring skin to a younger appearance. It has also been known to help with people suffering from yeast infections in the skin as well as many other skin problems.
It is not only soft and smooth the skin, coconut oil has antioxidant properties that protect skin from free radical damage. Coconut oil makes excellent massage oil too.

Garlic Medicinal and Multi-purpose use


Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile foods on the planet. Garlic belongs to the allium family of vegetables, which also includes onions, chives, shallots and leeks.

Today garlic is a widely recognized health-enhancing supplement. Garlic promotes the well being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and helps maintain healthy blood circulation. One of garlic’s most potent health benefits includes the ability to enhance the body’s immune cell activity. Also, good for the heart and circulatory system, garlic has been shown to improve digestion. It is considered a tonic in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines making garlic one of the most important medicinal herbs we have.
What are the Benefits of Garlic?

Garlic can be used to treat high cholesterol, parasites, respiratory problems, poor digestion, and low energy. Studies suggest that regularly eating garlic helps lower blood pressure, controls blood sugar and blood cholesterol, and boosts the immune system. It has also been found to reduce the risk of esophageal, stomach, and colon cancer.

Preventing heart disease
Garlic and garlic-derived supplements can help reduce the risk of heart disease in several important ways. Garlic lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, lessens destructive oxidation and decreases the formation of blood clots. It also slows hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis) and helps maintain their elasticity. At the same time, garlic decreases troublesome symptoms of atherosclerosis, such as poor circulation, fatigue and headaches.
The positive effect of garlic on the circulatory system is well documented and it has been proven to: lower blood pressure, decrease platelet aggregation, lower serum triglycerides and LDL-cholesterol (the bad type) levels, increase serum HDL-cholesterol (the good type) and fibrinolysis (the process through which the body breaks up blood clots).

Plus it stimulates the production of nitric oxide in the lining of blood vessel walls, a substance that helps them to relax. As a result of these beneficial actions garlic helps to prevent arteriosclerosis and thereby reduces the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Circulatory Effects

More than 250 publications have shown that garlic supports the cardiovascular system. It may lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood, inhibit platelet stickiness (aggregation), and increase fibrinolysis-which results in a slowing of blood coagulation. It is mildly antihypertensive and has antioxidant activity.

High Blood Pressure
Garlic is regarded as one of the most effective remedies to lower blood pressure. The pressure and tension are reduced because it has the power to ease the spasm of the small arteries. It also slows the pulse and modifies the heart rhythm, besides relieving the symptoms of dizziness, shortness of breath and the formation of gas within the digestive track
Digestive System Disorders:

Garlic is one of the most beneficial foods for the digestive system. It exercises a beneficial effect on the lymph, aids in elimination of noxious waste matter in the body. It stimulates peristaltic action and the secretion of the digestive juices. Garlic produces a very marked effect on the intestine. It is effective to cleanse parasites. It has also a soothing effect on the various forms of diarrhea. Problems such as colitis, dysentery and many other intestinal upsets can be successfully treated with fresh garlic or garlic capsules.
Skin Disorders
Garlic has also been used successfully for a variety of skin disorders Pimples disappear without scar when rubbed with raw garlic several times a day. Even very persistent form of acne, suffered by some adults, has also been healed with garlic. The external use of garlic helps to clear the skin of spots, pimples, boils, and warts. The process is further helped by taking the garlic orally also, to purify the blood-steam so as to secure a long-term clearance of the skin. A regular course of three garlic capsules per day should help to clear minor skin infections quickly.

Antimicrobial Actions

Garlic has antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal activity. Garlic appears to have roughly 1 % the strength of penicillin against certain types of bacteria. This means it is not a substitute for antibiotics, but it can be considered as a support against some bacterial infections. Candida albicans growth is inhibited by garlic, and garlic has shown long-term benefit for recurrent yeast infections.
Antibiotic action

Garlic's compounds also have antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. Garlic fights off all sorts of infections, including those of the lung, sinus, bladder, and vagina, as well as colds and flu. Garlic is a practical remedy used both internally and externally to treat fungal and bacterial skin infection.

Improving immune function

Garlic also stimulates the immune system by increasing activity of several types of immune cells: macrophages, helper T-cells, killer T-cells and interleukin. It even protects against genetic changes in DNA.
Cancer preventative

Several compounds are involved in garlic's possible anticancer effects. Garlic contains allyl sulfur and other compounds that slow or prevent the growth of tumor cells. Allyl sulfur compounds, which occur naturally in garlic and onions, make cells vulnerable to the stress created by products of cell division. Because cancer cells divide very quickly, they generate more stressors than most normal cells. Thus, cancer cells are damaged by the presence of allyl sufur compounds to a much greater extent than normal cells. A survey of 41,000 participants over age 55 by the Iowa Woman's Health Study determined that garlic reduces the risk of colon cancer, as well. Research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York found that garlic's sulfur compounds probably slow prostate cancer by breaking down excess testosterone.

Researchers widely believe that the organic compound, allicin - which gives garlic its aroma and flavour - acts as a most powerful antioxidant. Dried or powdered garlic tablets are suitable to take advantage of garlic's immune-boosting qualities.

Garlic is a great natural source of Germanium. Although not officially classed as a "trace mineral", Germanium is one of the most important reasons why natural foods, such as garlic are recommended by nutritional practitioners. Many disease states, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, immune system dysfunction and cancer have been shown to respond to germanium therapy. It would appear that the reason for germanium's effectiveness is its ability to regulate the uptake of oxygen in the cells.

Garlic is also rich in selenium, and in another trace mineral, manganese, which also functions as a cofactor in a number of other important antioxidant defense enzymes. Studies have found that in adults deficient in manganese, the level of HDL (the "good form" of cholesterol) is decreased.
Garlic appears to be safe during pregnancy and breast-feeding. In fact, two studies have shown that babies prefer breast milk better from mothers who regularly eat garlic.
Note that due to garlic's anti-clotting and blood thinning properties, people taking anti-coagulant drugs or who are scheduled for surgery should check with their doctor before taking garlic supplements.

Yours in Good Health!


Chris Ritchason

Dr. Jack & Verlyn Ritchason, Founders

The Back to Herbs Team

Anew Herb Shoppe


Free Diabetic Glucose Meter

Get your free glucose meter. Here is an email address that you might want to send to the Belizean friends on how to get a free diabetes glucose meter. It is Just fill out the form on line and that's it. Might be helpful.

Natural Health and Wellness Webinar Schedule

Natural Health and Wellness Webinar Schedule

Respiratory System - Tuesday June 1 at 6PM PST, 8PM Texas,
9 PM Florida, New York
Click on this link to register to attend.

Understanding Cholesterol- Saturday June 5 at 9 AM PST, 11 AM Texas,
12 PM Florida and New York
Click on this link for additional information and to register

Diabetes "A Modern Epidemic"- Tuesday June 8 at 6 PM PST, 8PM Texas,
9 PM Florida and New York
Click on this link for additional information and to register

Diabetes "A Modern Epidemic"- Saturday June 12 at 9 AM PST, 11 AM Texas,
12 PM Florida and New York
Click on this link for additional information and to register

What is Gout?  How do you treat it?

Here is some information on Gout.  You may know someone who is suffering from gout.
We are going to put a quote from the letstalkhealthcafe recently posted on uric acid as it was very thorough, and this is recognized as one cause of 'gout.' In addition to this, consider safflower with the yucca she mentions, and probably food enzymes.

>>>>>To remove the uric acid you need to figure out why it is there...Most of the uric acid is filtered out by the

kidneys and passes out of the body in urine. A small amount passes out of the body in stool. But if too much uric acid is being produced or if the kidneys are not able to remove it from the blood normally, the level of uric acid in the blood increases.

Poor kidney function can be a contributor to the elevated uric acid levels, If you a re not drinking 2 quarts of water daily then this may be one of your problem areas. Also if you consume a lot of sodas, even diet sodas they contribute to an acid condition in the body. Other beverages such as coffee and alcohol overwork the kidneys as well. Consider KB-C or Cordyceps to strengthen kidney function.

An excess of saturated fats is another contributor to the development of excess uric acid. Do they consume a lot of fried foods? Use a lot of butter, mayonnaise, potato chips or other fatty foods as well? Change the diet and consider lecithin, lipase etc. to deal with the fats.

Protein creates uric acid as a by product, when your body breaks it down. Eating a high protein diet may be an another factor in the devotement of the too much in the blood. Too many sweets and carbohydrates is another factor that many people are not aware of. When blood sugar levels rise and stay high all day, excessive amounts of insulin pours out of the pancreas all day. Those high levels of insulin
cause the kidneys to function improperly, this triggers the uric acid to build up and turn into crystals or go back into the blood. Deal with the diet again. Consider SugarReg and magnesium for blood sugar.

I love Yucca to get the uric acid out of the joints in cases of gout.

Valerie <<<<<

The above information is for educational purposes only, and is not meant to be a substitute for licensed medical advice.


Desiree and Donna Yoder
Jasper , Indiana

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Floating Doctors Stopping in Belize

I wanted to let you know that an organization called Floating Doctors is on its way to Belize in the not too distant future.  You might want to check them out online.  I know the young doctor (LaBrot) who heads the group.  But, as soon as I get more information, it might be helpful because you can alert friends and family back home about the free medical clinics that they bring.

Fr. Martini


Cancer awareness can save your life The secret is to get the facts

Cancer awareness can save your life  The secret is to get the facts!
Friday, 14.05.2010, 09:07am (GMT-6)

By Albert Ciego - Staff Reporter

Cancer survivor Deborah Alvarado counsels cancer patients at Juliet Orosco Cancer Center.
May is the month the Belize Cancer Society has chosen to talk about Cancer and how to prevent it.

The theme for this year  is  “Don’t be afraid get the facts. ”

Death pains and suffering caused by cancer can now be prevented, because cancers are now treatable and preventable by early detection.

In Belize the most common cancers among women are breast and cervical cancers.  In men   prostate cancer, lung cancer and colon cancer are the most prevalent.

Mrs. Laura  Longsworth, President of the Belize Cancer Association, said that cervical cancer is caused by a virus. Use of a condom eliminates the risk, she said.

Regular check-ups at any clinic are available at minimal or no cost. Changes or abnormalities in the body can be detected and cancers which are forming can be spotted in time for effective treatment.

Cancers can be prevented, she said, but people must be interested in themselves  and go for regular check ups, not only when they are sick. Cancers in their late stages can be very painful and become very expensive to cure. Mature cancers almost always lead to death. 

Cancer month activities began on Sunday May 2 with a church service at the St John’s Cathedral in Belize City.

An outreach clinic in Orange Walk Town last week provided free pap smear tests for women and  PSA tests for men. 

Since some cancers are hereditary, people whose  family members have been diagnosed with certain cancers must now be aware that they too are at risk.  These people must have more frequent examinations  so that if the disease is found, it can be controlled easily.

Longsworth provided a recipe for cancer-free living:

Create a healthy lifestyle eating healthy and nutritious food. Create a healthy body by working out frequently, at least five times a week, for at least 30 minutes.  Don’t smoke cigarettes and don’t smoke weed, since these   contain  carcinogens, which are substances known to cause cancer. 

There are vaccines available at clinics to prevent certain types of cancers, and people are invited to visit the clinics and become aware of what is available. 

At the Juliet Orosco Soberanis Cancer Center, in Belize City,  pap smears counselling, cancer education, and referrals for PSA screenings are provided, but few people are using the services.

In the districts, people are also not making adequate use of the services being provided to help them in the war on cancer.

There is now a cancer treatment  clinic  in Dangriga that serves Belize and also  people of  the region.

When a person is first  diagnosed with cancer,  he or she is re-assessed to confirm the diagnosis, and then referred to the Dangriga Cancer Clinic to see Oncologist, Dr Grant. 

There the level of the cancer is assessed, and treatment is prescribed.  Oral   medication,  chemotherapy, is available n Dangriga, but patients who need radiation treatment will need to travel to Merida or the United States for treatment.

The treatment in Dangriga doesn’t cost much, and no one is ever turned away.  The phone number  for the Dangriga Cancer Clinic at 522- 3951.  and Nurse Obi is the contact person.


Mercury in Macal Bay Snook "very alarming", says Candy Gonzalez


Mercury in Macal bay snook “very alarming,” says Candy Gonzalez

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Posted: 04/05/2010 - 02:19 PM
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There is no public advisory out; however, recently unveiled data on mercury levels in fish of the Macal River has one environmentalist and activist concerned that the community may be eating itself to poor health without knowing it.
Candy Gonzalez of Belize Environmental Law and Policy Office (BELPO) noted that the issue was addressed in a meeting last Thursday, April 29, in San Ignacio Town. That meeting was jointly convened by the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL), the Public Health Department, and the Department of the Environment.
John Bodden, Senior Public Health Officer, who Amandala is informed is out of the country this week, gave a presentation on mercury levels in fish which, in Gonzalez’s point of view is “very alarming.”
“He stated that they took one survey of fish in the Macal in 2007, 2 in 2008 and 3 in 2009. In 2008, the level of mercury found was 1.7.  In 2009, the results were 1.55, 1.26 and 1.6,” said Gonzalez. “According to the WHO standard, it is safe to consume .5 ug/g but if it is methyl mercury, the danger comes at 0.3. Using either figure, the fish contain over 3 times the acceptable amount of mercury.”
When Amandala contacted local public health officials in San Ignacio regarding the issue of mercury content of the fish, we were advised that they were not invited to the meeting and do not have the data. The official also said that they have not received much queries from the public on this issue. We were also informed that there is no public advisory in effect.
Further reporting on last Thursday’s meeting, Gonzalez said: “Someone from the audience mentioned that children should not eat fish and he [Bodden] said, ‘No.’ ... His warning was to limit the amount of fish. He said that WHO [World Health Organization] would say it was okay for a 150 lb person to eat 2.3 oz of fish per week.”
She points out that high mercury levels could cause damage to the central nervous system and is especially more dangerous for pregnant and nursing mothers and for young children.
Chief Environmental Officer, Martin Alegria, confirmed that the mercury levels were above the environmentally safe levels in a specific type of fish. However, Amandala understands that health officials took the decision not to publicize the results.
The DOE Chief claims that levels are not as bad now as 2008/2009. To this, Gonzalez responded: “Mercury accumulates in the body; shouldn’t we be concerned about the amount of mercury that has accumulated in people over 2008/2009? On Thursday, I do not recall any mention of test results for 2010. One of the three tests done in 2009 was supposedly done in December.”
According to Alegria, increased mercury levels were expected to peak five years after the impoundment of the Macal River to construct the hydro-electric facilities owned and operated by the Belize Electric Company Limited (BECOL). The year 2009 would have made the 5th year, he noted.
Citing Dr. Mark Chernaik, ELAW Staff Scientist, Gonzalez notes the data available since 2006: “…the results showing mercury levels averaging 0.53 ug/g Petenia splendida are alarming. …the average levels of mercury in Petenia splendida [bay snook] from the lower reaches of the Macal River are four to five times the average mercury levels in predatory fish, indicating a mercury contamination problem.”
Lab results for heavy metals received last October to test drinking water from the area did not confirm the presence of mercury, but did confirm the presence of aluminum, iron, lead, and manganese. Mercury and certain other heavy metals have been implicated for neurological damage, cancer, and kidney disease.
Amandala also tried to reach Stephen Usher, BECOL’s vice president of operations and public relations contact; however, we did not receive a response.
We also tried to reach Fisheries Officer, Wilfredo Pott, who attends to the sampling of the fish, but when we called the office, we were advised that he was not in for the day.


The Amazing Cucumber


This information was in The New York Times several weeks ago as part of their "Spotlight
on the Home
" series that highlighted creative and fanciful ways to solve common problems.

1.    Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need
every day... Just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3,
Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium,
Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

 Feeling tired in the afternoon?  Put down the caffeinated
soda and pick up a cucumber.  Cucumbers are a good source of B Vitamins and
Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3.    Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower?
Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror...  It will eliminate
the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4.    Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds?  Place a
few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season
long.  The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a
scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee
the area.  WOW!

5.    Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before
going out or to the pool?  Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along
your problem area for a few minutes.  The photochemical in the cucumber
cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and
reducing the visibility of cellulite.  Works great on wrinkles too!  

6.    Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache?  Eat a few
cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free.
Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish
essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding
both a hangover and headache!!

7.    Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge?
Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European
trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8.    Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that
you don't have enough time to polish your shoes?  Rub a freshly cut
cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine
that not only looks great but also repels water.

9.    Out of WD-40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge?  Take a
cucumber sliced rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is

Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa?
Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the
chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber with react with the boiling water and
be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been
shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11.  Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints?
Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your
tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the photochemical will kill the
bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

12.  Looking for a 'green' way to clean your faucets, sinks or stainless
steel?  Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to
clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the shine, but
is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you

13.  Using a pen and made a mistake?  Take the outside of the
cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on
crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!

Pass this along to everybody you know who is looking for better and safer ways
to solve life's everyday problems...  


Spring Fling Health Fair and Free Clinic in NY

Reasonable Eyeglasses Order Online


A friend sent me this website a few weeks ago and I tried it.  I received my glasses and they work just fine.  I'm shocked.  It sure was a LOT cheaper than I normally pay.  If I remember right, the entire order was less than $40 and I had to pay more because I have such a high prescription.  It was easy to order and it took less than 2 weeks to get the glasses.


Free Housecleaning for Woman Undergoing Chemo

Cleaning for a Reason   

If you know any woman currently undergoing Chemo, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning

1 time per month for 4 months while she is in treatment.  

All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment. Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service.

Please pass this information on to bless a woman going through cancer treatment.

This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It’s our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.

Long Beach 2010 Health Freedom Expo 

Subject: Long Beach 2010 Health Freedom Expo: Attendee Info & HOTEL DEADLINE

Health Freedom Expo

Join us at the Long Beach Health Freedom Expo
March 26-28, 2010

The Long Beach Health Freedom Expo features more than 75 prominent speakers introducing cutting-edge discoveries in natural health. All are respected pioneers and visionaries in their related fields bringing you the most up-to-date information.

Keynote Speakers Include:

  • Mike Adams - Health Ranger, Lecturer, Editor,
  • Dr. Carolyn Dean - Author, Death by Modern Medicine: Seeking Safe Solutions
  • Ed Begley, Jr. - Actor, Activist, Author, Guide to Sustainable Living
  • Mariel Hemingway - Actress, Author, Woman's Guide to Real Beauty
  • Dr. Joseph Mercola - Founder, World's Most Visited Natural Health Sites
  • Dr. Julian Whitaker - Author, Lecturer, Founder, Whitaker Wellness Institute
  • Kevin Trudeau - Activist, Radio Host, Author, Natural Cures, Debt Cures, Weight Loss
  • Jeffrey Smith - Author, Seeds of Deception—The Health Risks of GMO's
  • Dr. Leonard Coldwell - Author, Instinct Based Medicine
  • And More!

Visit our Exhibit Hall:
Over 150 Health Freedom Expo Exhibitors Showcasing the Finest in Health Care Products and Introducing Cutting-Edge Discoveries in Natural Health.

To support healthy lifestyles, enhance good nutrition, and encourage Americans to make daily, sensible life-choices which combat ill-health rather than create it. Our mission is to ensure the American public has the freedom to make their own informed health care choices.

Event Details

March 26-28, 2010

Friday (3/26)10am to 7pm
Saturday (3/27)
10am to 7pm
Sunday (3/28)
— 10am to 6pm
Exhibit Hall opens at 11am each day.

Long Beach Convention Center
300 E. Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802

$15 per day
$35 for the entire 3-day weekend

Hotel Information (IMPORTANT DEADLINE)

The Health Freedom Expo was able to secure a special rate at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach (located adjacent to the Long Beach Convention Center). However, the special rate is only valid until February 24. Guests can make reservations either by phone or Internet.

By Phone:
Please call 1-800-233-1234
Refer to the Group Name: Health Freedom Expo
Specify Dates: March 24, 2010 – March 30, 2010

By Internet:
Go to
Specify Check-in and Check-out Dates: March 24, 2010 – March 30, 2010
Enter Group Code: G-HFEX

For More Information call 1-888-658-3976

Go online to find the complete list of speakers, exhibitors,
pre-registration forms and news about future Expo events.

Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Health Benefits of Honey and Cinnamon

Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil?
A. Honey

It is found that a mixture of Honey and Cinnamon cures most of the diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Ayurvedic as well as Yunani medicine have been using honey as a vital medicine for centuries. Scientists of today also accept honey as a very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without any side effects for any kind of diseases. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, if taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm diabetic patients.

Weekly World News, a magazine in Canada, on its issue dated 17 January, 1995 has given the following list of diseases that can be cured by Honey and Cinnamon as researched by western scientists.

    HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, apply on bread, chappati, or other bread, instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol in the arteries and saves the patient from heart attack. Also those who already had an attack, if they do this process daily, they are kept miles away from the next attack.

Regular use of the above process relieves loss of breath and strengthens the heartbeat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as age the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

INSECT BITES: Take one part honey to two parts of lukewarm water and add a small teaspoon of cinnamon powder, make a paste and massage it on the itching part of the body slowly. It is noticed that the pain recedes within a minute or two.

ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients may take daily, morning and night, one cup of hot water with two spoons 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 the 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, mostly all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis started walking without pain.

HAIR LOSS: Those suffering from hair loss or baldness, may apply a paste of hot olive oil, one tablespoon of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder before bath and keep it for approx. 15 min. and then wash the hair. It was found to be effective even if kept on for 5 minutes.

BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder.

TOOTHACHE: Make a paste of one teaspoon of cinnamon powder and five teaspoons of honey and apply on the aching tooth. This may be applied 3 times a day till the tooth stops aching.

CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder
mixed in 16 ounces of tea water, given to a cholesterol patient, was found to
reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10% within 2 hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, if taken 3 times a day, any Chronic cholesterol is cured. As per information received in the said journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.

COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for 3 days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold and clear the sinuses.

INFERTILITY: Yunani and Ayurvedic Medicine have been using honey for thousands of years to strengthen the semen of men. If impotent men regularly take two tablespoon of honey before going to sleep, their problem will be solved.

In China, Japan and Far-East countries, women, who do not conceive and need to strengthen the uterus, have been taking cinnamon powder for centuries. Women who
cannot conceive may take a pinch of cinnamon powder in half teaspoon of honey
and apply it on the gums frequently throughout the day, so that it slowly mixes with the saliva and enters the body.

A couple in Maryland, USA, had no children for 14 years and had lost hope of having a child of their own. When told about this process, husband and wife started taking honey and cinnamon as stated above; the wife conceived after a few months and had twins at full term.

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomachache and also clears stomach ulcers from the root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India & Japan, it is revealed that if honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacteria and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles to fight bacteria and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food, relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals.

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ingredient, which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly arrests the ravages of old age. Take 4 spoons of honey, 1 spoon of cinnamon powder and 3 cups of water and boil to make like tea. Drink 1/4 cup, 3 to 4 times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.

Life spans also increases and even a 100 year old, starts performing the chores of a 20-year-old.

PIMPLES: 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.

SKIN INFECTIONS: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin infections.

CANCER: 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 3 times a day.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens, who take honey and cinnamon power in equal parts, are more alert and flexible.

Dr. Milton who has done research says that a half tablespoon honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, taken daily after brushing 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.

BAD BREATH: People of 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 day.

HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder taken in equal parts restore hearing.

*NOTE:The honey used needs to be REAL RAW UNPASTEURIZED HONEY. If it says PURE honey it is most likely pasteurized. It is best to only buy honey that says RAW or UNPASTEURIZED on the label. The difference is that the enzymes are all heated out of the pasteurized honey.

Cinnamon and Honey formula for weight loss:

This should be prepared at night before going to bed.

1. Use 1 part cinnamon to 2 parts raw honey. 1/2 tsp cinnamon to 1 tsp honey is recommended but can use more or less as long as in the ratio of 1 to 2. --- so 1 tsp cinnamon to 2 tsp raw honey is ok too as an example.

2. Boil 1 cup...that is 8 oz of water.

3. Pour water over cinnamon and cover and let it steep for 1/2 hour..(30 minutes)

4. Add honey now that it has cooled. Never add honey when it is hot as the heat will destroy the enzymes and other nutrients in the raw honey.

5. Drink 1/2 of this directly before going to bed. The other 1/2 should be covered and refrigerated.

6. In the morning drink the other half that you refirgerated...but do not re-heat it...drink it cold or at room temp only.

Do not add anything else to this recipe. No lemon, no lime, no vinegar. It is not necessary to drink it more time in a is only effective on an empty stomach and primarily at night.

This works for most people. Inches are lost before any measurement on the scales. This program will cause significant inches lost...but you will reach a plateau and may not lose anymore. This is because the cinnamon and honey cause a cleansing effect in the digestive tract and cleans out parasites and other fungus and bacteria that slow down the digestion...causing a toxic build up. (Lowers pH) Once this is all cleaned out then you will most likely have the weight loss slow down.

Other side effects from a cleansing can occur because of toxins being released...if this occurs, cut back on how much you use or take a break.

Additionally people report increased energy, more sex drive, and feeling happier/mood enhancer.


It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month ... which we know today as the honeymoon.




This wonderfully rich golden liquid
is the miraculous product of honey bees
and a naturally delicious alternative
to white sugar.

Report to the Officers and Board of Directors of the
Committee for the Promotion of Honey and Health
January 17, 2008 (pdf file)

The healing power of honey:
From burns to weak bones, raw honey can help

Honey Offers Many Benefits

Healthy Beginning for 2010 Compass Scan 

A New Book about Prostate A Problem of Men 

My book: PROSTATE! PROSTATE! PROSTATE! A Problem of Men.

Check it out below and order it from me. I’ll ship it to you anywhere in North America and you will have it within five working days. Order it from me at right now and mail me the cheque. I will mail the book as soon as I receive your order. Yea, the cheque and the book will cross in the mail. You’d better be honest, because I will trust you. Don’t forget to give me your mailing address. Lol.

Book title: PROSTATE! PROSTATE! PROSTATE! A Problem of Men

isbn: 978-1-4120-8944-9

price:  $34 plus $10 for S&H.





PROSTATE! PROSTATE! PROSTATE! A Problem of Men, is an easy to read, informative, caring and compassionate writing of understanding of man’s prostate, one of man’s most important organs, bearing the responsibility for reproduction, yet very susceptible to potentially life threatening diseases. It explains the value of the prostate and the risks it faces, taking you on a journey with the authors, a prostate cancer survivor and a urologist. You may turn back, jump forward, or re-read specific chapters as you journey


More than 95 percent of men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer, and the women in their lives, find themselves wanting to understand more about the prostate, its diseases and the available treatments, before they make their decision for their choice of treatment. This book fills the information void by providing an abundance of information in an orderly fashion and helps with the understanding, education and relief. 


The 388 pages/45 Chapters book was written to encourage men to get a regular medical check-up (yearly) and to take action quickly when they are diagnosed with a prostate problem, particularly prostate cancer. It has been described as “easy-to-read, one-of-a-kind, patient-friendly, informative,” about man's prostate, describing what's needed to be known after (or even before) a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, including treatment options. It is written for the benefit, reading pleasure, learning and inspiration of all men, and all women who have men in their lives (since it is found in most cases it's the women who have to push the men to take action).


The book entails everything you ever want to know about the prostate, that pesky little chestnut shape organ situated below and adjacent to  your bladder, between your pelvic bone and rectal wall, that provides the ingredients for manufacturing your semen and thus making babies. It is written so that a urologist, after diagnosing a man with prostate cancer, can give him a copy of the book and say, "You have prostate cancer, take this book and read it and come back and see me in three weeks," and on his return the man will have more intelligent questions to ask the urologist. Everything the patient needs to know “to understand” the problem, in order to formulate and ask those questions to subsequently make an informed choice of treatment decision, is included in the book. It does not replace what your doctor advises you. However, considering that one in seven men will have prostate cancer and 20% of them will die from it, one should know this information before being struck with this dreadful disease. Knowing what is written in this book may save your life, or your man's life.


The book is written in a simple style that is easily read and understood and easy to wade through. It takes a complex subject and simplify it for the ordinary layman to understand. It is written from the perspective of the patient and as such, it is of definite advantage for the patient. It emphasizes that men get a regular (yearly) medical check-up which includes a Digital Rectal Examination (DRE), and when diagnosed with a prostate problem, particularly prostate cancer, take action as quickly as possible.


 Preview the book at: It makes a good gift for Christmas.


The book can be purchased for $34 plus Tax at:

Any Chapters, Coles and Oxford book stores in London, Ontario; Smith’s Bookstore in St. Thomas, Ontario

The Book Keeper Bookstore in Sarnia, Ontario; Merrifield Book Shop in Woodstock, Ontario;

Grampa's Attic and Bookstore in Ingersoll, Ontario; Brian Prince Bookstore in Hamilton, Ontario;

You may also purchase it at:

Brodies, 16 Regent Street, Belize City, Belize, Central America, for $80 BZE;

Or order it on line at: (search USHER),,, for $34 plus S & H

or directly from the author, Harold Usher, through for $34 plus $10 S & H

You may also ask your local book-store or library to order it for you from or from


I’m also available for talks/speeches and presentation on the subject and contents of the book. Many people applaud his bold, inspiring presentations. I can be reached at 519-686-7502 or



Olive Leaf Extract

Olive Leaf Extract




Olive leaf extract is an old, very old, medicinal botanical. It has been

traced back to ancient Greece and has been used in many cultures

throughout history to alleviate a myriad of afflictions. The extract derived

from the leaves of the olive tree treat infections,

 fevers, coughs, and skin conditions. Olive leaf extract is rich with antioxidant

properties as well as successfully being antiviral, antibacterial, anti-fungus and



A primary ingredient in the olive leaf is Oleuropein. It was found to be an

ingredient in a compound produced by the olive tree that makes it particularly

robust and resistant against insect and bacterial damage. Olive leaf and olive leaf

extract are being marketed as anti-aging, immunostimulators and antibiotics. In

1962 research showed that Oleuropein has the ability to lower blood pressure in

animals. Later research demonstrated that it increased blood flow in coronary

arteries, relieved arrhythmia and prevented intestinal muscle spasms. Oleuropein

 inhibits the growth of viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites.



A liquid extract made from the leaves was shown to have an antioxidant effect

almost double to green tea extract and 400% higher than vitamin C. The leaves

of the olive tree are one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man,

many times more potent than green tea, goji, grape seed or vitamin C.


May help with:


Fights colds and flu

Kills fungal and yeast infections

Aids in countering viral infections even hard to treat infections

(i.e. Epstein-Barr disease)

Reduces LDL cholesterol (the bad one)

Lowers blood pressure and increases blood flow by relaxing the arteries

Effective treatment for some cancers (liver, prostate, breast) in

preliminary research

Can help lower blood glucose promoting normal blood sugar levels

Supports the immune, circulatory, urinary and digestive systems

Prevents bacteria from becoming established and/or spreading and


Fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome

Sinus and bladder infections

Oral infections associated with tooth or gum disease


Rheumatoid arthritis


Skin conditions (acne, psoriasis, etc.)

Tropical diseases (i.e. malaria)

Parasites (roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm, and flatworm)


Chronically aching joints




From research and clinical experience to date, it can be said that supplemental

olive leaf extract may be beneficial in the treatment for conditions caused by, or

associated with, a virus, retrovirus, bacterium, or protozoan. Among such

conditions are influenza, the common cold, meningitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV),

encephalitis, herpes I and II, human herpes virus 6 and 7, shingles,

HIV/ARC/AIDS, chronic fatigue, hepatitis B, pneumonia, tuberculosis,

gonorrhea, malaria, dengue, bacteremia, severe diarrhea, blood poisoning, and

dental, ear, urinary tract and surgical infections.


Biochemist Arnold Takemoto puts it this way: "Olive leaf extract is not a single

magic-bullet. There are very few such things, especially in non-pharmaceutical

medicine. In many cases it takes a whole lot more than just one ingredient to get

over a particular condition. Yet I find it a very valuable addition against chronic

fatigue syndrome and many other viral conditions, especially those that are more

tenacious. It fills a hole that we haven't been able to fill before."

In the Townsend Letter article, Takemoto told Morton Walker that he has "yet

to discover another herbal substance that accomplishes antimicrobially

what this substance achieves."

Takemoto went on to say that Lisa Weinrib, M.D., one of the physicians he

works with, treats many cases of fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. She

has noticed that patients with these problems exhibit much improvement from use

of the extract, according to Takemoto. "It's the missing link that functions as an

antiviral and antiretroviral agent by slowing down the organism's reproductive

cycle. A slowdown...allows the patient's immune system to go on the attack."


Takemoto says olive leaf extract has helped patients eliminate stubborn viral

 infections they have had for years. One patient, who had suffered from shingles

(herpes zoster) for nine years, experienced complete relief within two days of

starting olive leaf extract and other supplements.

"In my approach," Takemoto says, "I target key antibody responses for specific

viruses, stimulate the immune system, and with olive leaf extract attempt to inhibit

the reproduction of the virus. It takes everything to get over some of these real

chronic conditions."


The "Die-off" effect is a term associated with the healing response in the body.

"Die-off" symptoms can begin almost immediately after starting the supplement.

 It can hit different people in different ways. Reactions include extreme fatigue,

diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint achiness or flu-like symptoms. Severity differs

also from person to person, depending on the extent of infection.


Keep in mind that such symptoms are positive signs. Nevertheless, they can be

unpleasant. Some people may not want to continue because of the discomfort.

Others handle it better. Others experience no such effect.


Here's what you may want to do in case of substantial detoxification


  • Reduce the number of tablets, or even stop them altogether for a while.
  • You may need a day or two, or even a week, to allow your body to

process the "die-off."

  • When you feel better, you can resume the supplement at a low dose and

increase slowly.

  • Holistic practitioners can usually provide a supportive detoxification

program for individuals who experience a strong "die-off" response.


Other than the "die-off" detoxification effect among some individuals, olive leaf

extract appears to create no side effects.


Deaths from infectious diseases, formerly on the decline, have recently

taken an alarming upward turn in this country. According to federal

researchers, such deaths rose by 58% from 1980 to 1992, pushing this category

of illness up behind heart disease and cancer in the No. 3 spot of killer diseases.

With the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains, natural products such

 as olive leaf extract take on greater importance. It may be that the staph

infections that are antibiotic resistant which are contracted in hospitals

and the recent swine flu and flu strains that are mutating could be

assuaged with olive leaf extract. It is an all around good thing to have on

hand and administer at the first sigh of any illness.





Yours in Good Health!



Dr. Jack and Chris Ritchason
Back to Herbs Team



Disclaimer: We do not directly dispense medical advice or prescribe the

use of herbs or supplements as a form of treatment for illness. The information

 found on this Web Site is for educational purposes only to empower people

with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the

reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or

 another. Historically all of these herbs & vitamin supplements may nutritionally

 support the bodies biological systems. Please consult a licensed health

professional should a need be indicated.

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

Signs of Ovarian Cancer

> absence of Ovaries, and no matter what age you are)
> An Eye Opener on Ovarian
> Cancer
> I hope you all take the time to read this and pass it on to
> all you can. Send this to the women in your life that
> you care about.
> A few years ago, Gilda Radner died of ovarian cancer.
> Her symptoms were inconclusive, and she was treated
> for everything under the sun until it was too late..
> This blood test finally identified her illness
> but alas, too late. She wrote a book to heighten
> awareness. Gene Wilder is her widower.
> STORY: this is the story
> of Kathy West
> As all of you know,
> I have Primary Peritoneal Cancer. This cancer has only
> recently been identified as its OWN type of cancer, but it
> is essentially Ovarian Cancer.
> Both types of cancer are diagnosed in the same way, with
> the "tumour marker" CA-125 BLOOD TEST, and they
> are treated in the same way - surgery to remove the primary
> tumour and then chemotherapy with Taxol and Carboplatin.
> Having gone through this ordeal, I want to save others from
> the same fate. That is why I am sending this message
> to you and hope you will print it and give it or send it via
> E-mail to everybody you know.
> One thing I have learned is that each of us must take TOTAL
> responsibility for our own health care. I thought I
> had done that because I always had an annual physical and
> PAP smear,
> did a monthly Self-Breast Exam, went to the dentist at
> least twice a year, etc. I even insisted on a
> sigmoidoscopy and a bone density test last year. When
> I had a total hysterectomy in 1993, I thought that I did not
> have to worry about getting any of the female reproductive
> organ cancers.
> LITTLE DID I KNOW. I don't have ovaries (and they
> were HEALTHY when they were removed), but I have what is
> essentially ovarian cancer. Strange, isn't
> it?
> These are just SOME of the things our Doctors never tell
> us: ONE out of every 55 women will get OVARIAN or PRIMARY
> The "CLASSIC" symptoms are an ABDOMEN that rather
> I had these classic symptoms and went to the doctor.
> Because these symptoms seemed to be
> "abdominal", I went to a gastroenterologist.
> He ran tests that were designed to
> determine whether there was a bacteria infection; these
> tests were negative, and I was diagnosed with
> "Irritable Bowel Syndrome". I guess I would
> have accepted this diagnosis had it not been for my enlarged
> abdomen. I swear to you, it looked like I was
> 4-5 months pregnant! I therefore insisted on more
> tests.
> They took an X-ray of my abdomen; it was negative. I
> was again assured that I had Irritable Bowel Syndrome and
> was encouraged to go on my scheduled month-long trip
> to Europe .. I couldn't wear any of my
> slacks or shorts because I couldn't get them buttoned,
> and I KNEW something was radically wrong. I INSISTED
> on more tests, and they reluctantly) scheduled me for a
> CT-Scan (just to shut me up, I think). This is
> what I mean by "taking charge of our own health
> care.."
> The CT-Scan showed a lot of fluid in my abdomen (NOT
> normal). Needless to say, I had to
> cancel my trip and have FIVE POUNDS of fluid drawn off at
> the hospital (not a pleasant experience I assure you), but
> NOTHING compared to what was ahead of me.
> Tests revealed cancer cells in the fluid. Finally,
> finally, finally, the doctor ran a CA-125 blood test, and I
> was properly diagnosed.
> part of my annual physical exam and not when I was
> symptomatic. This is an inexpensive and simple
> blood test!
> Be forewarned that their doctors might try to talk them out
> of it, saying, "IT ISN'T NECESSARY."
> Believe me, had I known then what I know now, we would
> have caught my cancer much earlier (before it was a stage 3
> cancer). Insist on the CA-125 BLOOD TEST; DO NOT
> take "NO" for an answer!
> The normal range for a CA-125 BLOOD TEST is between zero
> and 35. MINE WAS 754. (That's right, 754!).
> If the number is slightly above 35, you can have
> another done in three or six months and keep a close eye on
> it, just as women do when they have fibroid tumours or when
> men have a slightly elevated PSA test (Prostatic Specific
> Antigens) that helps diagnose prostate cancer.
> Having the CA-125 test done annually can alert you early,
> and that's the goal in diagnosing any type of
> cancer - catching it early..
> Do you know 55 women? If so, at least one of them
> will have this VERY AGGRESSIVE cancer. Please, go to
> your doctor and insist on a CA-125 test and have one EVERY
> YEAR for the rest of your life..
> And forward this message to every woman you know, and tell
> all of your female family members and friends.. Though
> the median age for this cancer is 56, (and, guess what,
> I'm exactly 56), women as young as 22 have it.
> Age is no factor.
> RN:
> Well, after reading this, I made some calls. I found
> that the CA-125 test is an ovarian screening test equivalent
> to a man's PSA test prostate screen (which my
> husband's doctor automatically gives him in his physical
> each year and insurance pays for it). I called
> the general practitioner's office about having the test
> done. The nurse had
> never heard of it. She told me that she doubted that
> insurance would pay for it. So I called Prudential
> Insurance Co, and got the same response. Never heard of it -
> it won't be covered.
> I explained that
> it was the same as the PSA test they had paid for my husband
> for years. After conferring with whomever they confer
> with, she told me that the CA-125 would be covered.
> It is $75 in a
> GP's office and $125 at the GYN's. This is a
> screening test that should be required just like a PAP smear
> (a PAP smear cannot detect problems with your ovaries).
> And you must insist that your insurance company pay
> for it.
> Gene
> Wilder and Pierce Brosnan (his wife had it, too) are
> lobbying for women's health issues, saying that this
> test should be
> required in our physicals, just like the PAP and the


Paw Paw Plant used as Cancer Cells Killer

There is a herb, paw paw reg, that NSP offers for cancer.  There is a series of 9 videos on this herb.  Here is the link to one of them.  Watch on your leisure.

If you are interested in getting the herb for cancer, Paw Paw, visit my website

The Soursop is a natural Cancer Cell Killer

The Soursop Fruit
The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer

10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this?  Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time.  The taste is not bad after all.  It's completely natural and definitely has no side effects.. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?
This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil , guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name "soursop" in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it's the incredible story behind the Graviola tree.

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon
Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that   does not cause extreme nausea,    weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America 's largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing... Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts
  down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched--so why haven't you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is as half as promising as it appears to be--why doesn't every single oncologist at every major hospital insist on using it on all his or her patients?

The spine-chilling answer illustrates just how easily our health--and for many, our very lives(!)--are controlled by money and power.

Graviola--the plant that worked too well

One of America 's biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree--including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds--have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree's anti-cancerous properties--and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.

But that's where the Graviola story nearly ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree--it's completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There's no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to
synthesize two of the Graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they'd be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits--or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn't let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that's dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed

When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola, they began tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola--and its shocking cover-up--came in fast and furious....

.....The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola's "leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells." Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public...

...Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials--the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a
treatment's value--were ever initiated...

....A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at "10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin..."

....The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

...A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers.... Seven years of silence broken--it's finally here!

A limited supply of Graviola extract, grown and harvested by indigenous people in Brazil , is finally available in America .

The full Graviola Story
--including where you can get it and how to use it--is included in Beyond Chemotherapy: New Cancer Killers, Safe as Mother's Milk, a Health Sciences Institute FREE special bonus report on natural substances that will effectively revolutionize the fight against cancer.
This crucial report (along with five more FREE reports) is yours ABSOLUTELY FREE with a new membership to the Health Sciences Institute.   It's just one example of how absolutely vital each report from the Institute can be to your life and those of your loved ones.

From breakthrough cancer and heart research and revolutionary Amazon Rainforest herbology to world-leading anti-aging research and nutritional medicine, every monthly Health Sciences Institute Member's Alert puts in your hands today cures the rest of America --including your own doctor(!)--is likely to find out only ten years from now.

Dr Isidora Arzu part of M.D. Anderson office in Sugar Land

 Dr Isidora Arzu part of team that opens a Cancer Treatment Center in Sugarland Texas.  Here is the article for your download. Dorita Arzu in news.pdf

Diabetes, Belize's #1 Killer

 Diabetes, Belize’s #1 killer
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Posted: 20/10/2009 - 10:29 AM 
Author: Adele Ramos - 

103 murders in 2008 – 103 diabetes deaths
Over 40,000 Belizeans are said to be diabetic (roughly 13% of the population)
Another Belizean succumbed last week after battling 29 years with the silent killer, diabetes (locally dubbed “sugar”), complicated almost two years ago by the loss of her kidneys, which a close relative told Amandala had gotten infected after the patient underwent a hysterectomy, having suffered fibroids on her womb.
From anecdotal accounts, we know that fibroids afflict many Belizean women, and diabetes remains the leading cause of death in Belize, as confirmed by statistics we obtained today from the Ministry of Health (See chart).
Despite the double whammy that hit a More Tomorrow woman, Melva Sutherland, whose story we introduced above, she fought long and hard to stay alive. (The name of her village, More Tomorrow, seems intriguingly symbolic.)
Sutherland’s story is lived by many other Belizeans—some of whom are not as fortunate as she was to have gotten on the shortlist of 20 patients receiving subsidized dialysis treatment at Belize Healthcare Partners Limited (BHPL), a private hospital. Her death is a tragic way for someone else to ascend to that limited list of privileged few.
According to her daughter, Marilyn, her mother had been on dialysis, having lost her two kidneys, for a year and four months, and she had to battle with side-effects and complications, including infection of the catheter that was in her chest, which got infected every three months, and low blood levels at times, said Marilyn.
Last Wednesday morning, Melva Sutherland was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she died at about 9:00. Marilyn said that her mother had had dialysis the day before, and held on for as long “as God wanted her here”. The daughter, grateful for the care her mother received, harbors no ill feelings over her mom’s passing.
In fact, she told us that the nurses at BHPL, who attended to her mom when she visited for dialysis on Mondays and Thursdays, took exceptional care of her and wept when they heard that she had passed.
According to family friend, Lizbeth Ayuso of the Reporter newspaper, they had to fight to get Melva on the Government’s dialysis program at BHPL. One man told us that because the cost of dialysis treatment is so high, he, too, had had to chip in when Ms. Sutherland was not receiving help from the government.
Marilyn said—underscoring the importance of treatment—that if it were not for her mom receiving the dialysis, “she would have died 10 times earlier.”
Melva Sutherland, 62, was laid to rest in her village of More Tomorrow on Saturday, her daughter told us.
Asked if anyone else in her family suffers similar challenges with diabetes, Marilyn said that one of her sisters, now 39, has been having problems with her “sugar” (blood glucose) level for the past three years.
Her sugar level has gone as high as 600 (four times the normal limit) and whenever it spikes, she has to be hospitalized for treatment. Her condition is debilitating and may eventually require that she, too, start a dialysis regimen.
Last reports to our newspaper are that 84 Belizeans require dialysis treatment for diabetes and other conditions that have caused their kidneys to stop working.
That is why a group of Belizeans are adamantly advocating for the immediate implementation of a dialysis program proposed by the World Organization for Renal Therapies (WORTH), which has pledged 10 dialysis machines and technical support for two centers to be set up at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City (the country’s tertiary, public sector hospital) and La Loma Luz Hospital (a private Seventh Day Adventist hospital) in San Ignacio.
Belize Association for Renal Therapy (BART) representative, Jose Cruz, told Amandalalast week that the program—which he said would provide dialysis for as low as $8 a pop as well as additional and much needed care from a dedicated nephrologist and dietician—is a blessing, especially to those who currently need treatment and simply cannot afford it.
Cruz has been publicly lobbying for Government to speed up on its end, because WORTH, frustrated over missed deadlines and extensions to those deadlines, has threatened to pull back the KHMH portion of the project.
We know that partners in Belize met last Thursday to finalize the memorandum of understanding for the project, due back in September. When we called Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael Pitts, for an update today, Pitts told us that he could not yet update us, though he promised to get back to us later.
Unlike street violence, diabetes is called a silent killer, because we don’t hear many lamentations about Belizeans losing their lives to diabetes. Many will be surprised to learn that diabetes is on equal footing with murders in Belize, even though women fall prey more often to diabetes and men more often to violent crimes and traffic accidents. Furthermore, diabetes is at least 8 times more pervasive here than HIV/AIDS. Yet the attention given to diabetes is vastly overshadowed by the gleaming national spotlight given to crime and HIV/AIDS.
Official Police stats say the 2008 murder count reached 103; Ministry of Health stats say diabetes equally claimed 103 lives (40 men and 63 women), whereas HIV/AIDS was blamed for 62 deaths.
At last report, the count for Belizeans having contracted HIV was roughly 5,000 (1.6% of the total population). By contrast, over 40,000 Belizeans are said to be diabetic (that’s roughly 13% of the population), according to Minister of Health, Pablo Marin, who quoted the figure to us back in September 2008.
He also reported that the obesity rate—one of the key risk factors for developing diabetes—was 60%; meaning nearly 200,000 Belizeans are overweight. Meanwhile 30%—over 90,000 Belizeans—are reported to be hypertensive, suffering high blood pressure.
Hypertensive diseases, locally called “pressure,” killed 51 people in 2008, according to the Ministry of Health, and are listed as the 8th leading cause of death.
In 2004, 89 deaths were attributed to diabetes. In 2006, there were nearly 50% more or 131 deaths reported.
Despite the pervasiveness of diabetes, there are currently no dialysis machines in public hospitals and the only place where Belizeans can get treated without having to leave the country is at BHPL, a private hospital.
Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael Pitts, told Amandala in a conversation tonight that he only learned today of a new case of a 34-year-old mother who needs dialysis. Pitts restated his commitment to the WORTH program, of which an update is expected at a Ministry of Health press conference tomorrow evening, Tuesday.
 (Author’s Note: The Ministry of Health separates violent deaths (for which they are not certain if the injury was purposely afflicted) from clear homicides or deaths purposefully caused; therefore, the discrepancy in numbers.)
What is Diabetes?
Diabetes is a condition that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas, to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.
Symptoms of Diabetes
·         Increased thirst
·         Frequent urination
·         Blurred vision
·         Feeling tired most of the time
·         Losing weight
·         Having sores and cuts that are slow to heal
·         Numbness and tingling in hands            and feet
·         Frequent infection (urinary tract            and vaginal infections, boils, etc).
Manage Your Diabetes
·         Exercise regularly
·         Eat a healthy diet
·         Wear appropriate shoes
·         Take medication, prescribed by your doctor
·         If overweight, lose weight
·         Monitor blood sugar
Risk for Diabetes
·         Family history
·         Overweight
·         Physical inactivity
·         Smoking
·         History of gestational diabetes
·         Belonging to a high risk or ethnic group
 (Summary information courtesy Belize Diabetes Association)

How to Prevent the Flu including H1N1



While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection:

1.  Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications) .

2. "Hands-off-the- face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).

3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
     In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.

4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.

 5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.

6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm. All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.

 Happy breathing!


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Natural Remedies for the Structural System including (Back, Joints, Knees, Muscle and Bones)

              Natural Remedies for the Structural System


The structural system consists of the skeleton (bones), muscles, skin, membranes and connective tissues. The bones provide a strong, stable, yet mobile, framework on which the muscles can act.  The skeleton also supports and protects body organs, notably the brain and spinal cord (which are encased in the skull and spine) and the heart and lungs (which are protected by the ribs).


Structural-system problems and disorders can include infections and inflammations (arthritis, gangrene, tetanus, warts, dermatitis, cold sores, ringworm, psoriasis, acne, ulcers), muscular dystrophy, tumors and fibroids, cramps, fibromyalgia syndrome, and autoimmune disorders (lupus, arthritis)


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This information is for educational purposes only, to educate the general public concerning the historical (tried and proven) uses of herbs and provide a reference tool for those who want to use herbs and vitamins to feed specific body systems.  It should not be use to diagnose nor treat disease.  If you have a serious health problem, please consult a competent health practitioner.


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Six Natural Cures to Cancer 

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage 

Definition and History

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage TM are founded on the ancient Mayan technique of abdominal massage which is an external non invasive manipulation that repositions internal organs that have shifted, thereby restricting the flow of blood, lymph, nerve and chi.

Based on over thirty years of training and experience in massage, naprapathy, herbology, and spiritual healing, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed these techniques which now bear her name. This modality incorporates a holistic approach to health care which includes massage, anatomy and physiology, herbology, nutrition, and emotional and spiritual healing. Dr. Arvigo believes that with any natural healing technique, these areas must be simultaneously addressed to promote optimal health.

Dr. Arvigo learned these techniques from her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, the great Maya Shaman of Belize, Central America with whom she apprenticed for ten years. Don Elijio believed that a woman's center is her uterus. "If a woman's uterus is out of balance, so is she," he would say. Midwives and healers of Central America agree that most female troubles are caused by the wandering womb. Don Elijio passed away in 1996 at the age of 103. Rosita also studied with Hortence Robinson, a 73 year old herbal midwife of Belize who has been delivering babies since she was 13.

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage TM address position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, or tilted uterus and for the prevention and treatment of benign prostate enlargement in men, and for relief of many common digestive disorders.

Benefits for Women

Normally the uterus leans slightly over the bladder in the center of the pelvis, about one and a half inches above the pubic bone. It is held in this position by muscles, the vaginal wall and ligaments that attach it to the back, front, and sides of the pelvis. Uterine ligaments are made to stretch to accommodate a growing fetus inside and to move freely when the bladder or bowel is full. The ligaments and muscles can weaken and loosen, causing the uterus to fall downward, forward, backward or to either side.

A uterus in any of these positions is called tilted or prolapsed. Modern medicine has little or nothing to offer women with this problem. Options may include using the birth control pill, muscle relaxants, or surgery and women are generally told, "your uterus is tipped, but that is normal and don't worry about it." Yet women have a laundry list of physical and emotional symptoms that can be addressed and prevented with these simple, noninvasive massage techniques. When reproductive organs shift, they can constrict normal flow of blood and lymph, and disrupt nerve connections. Just a few extra ounces sitting on blood and lymph vessels can cause havoc throughout the different systems in the body. By shifting the uterus back into place, homeostasis, or the natural balance of the body, is restored in the pelvic area and the surrounding organs. Toxins are flushed and nutrients that help to tone tissue and balance hormones are restored to normal order. This is essential for healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.

Old adhesions from invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, including fibroid tumors, endometriosis, and cesarean delivery are diminished when addressed by uterine massage. In addition, digestion, urinary and bladder problems can be helped.

Benefits for Men

Men benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage techniques as well. By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, the abdominal massage helps to prevent swelling and inflammation. Men report that they can feel a distinct difference in blood flow after a treatment. Not only does the massage relieve prostate swelling, but it helps alleviate varicose veins, premature ejaculation, some impotency problems and the need to urinate frequently.

Digestive and Emotional Benefits for Men and Women

Individuals with digestive disorders benefit greatly from Maya Abdominal Massage. Many of our common disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Indigestion, Constipation, and heartburn are treated with antacids, muscle relaxants, and a variety of other medications. These treatments address symptoms, not the causes. By using the techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage, the upper abdomen is also given a deep, thorough massage to loosen the tight muscles around the stomach and the arteries that feed the digestive and eliminative organs with their vital blood supply. The diaphragm is gently massaged allowing relaxation of tight musculature.

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Eating Fruits and Surviving a Heart Attack 

I found this very interesting and good advice for everyone.  Please click on the link below to read the article.  You may also save it to your computer.  Don't forget to eat your fruits today and everyday.

EATING FRUITS and Surviving Heart Attack.doc


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The Face of Cancer and Cancer Center in Dangriga

The Face of Cancer
posted (May 26, 2009)

Its cancer awareness month but you might not know it; most of the regular awareness-raising activities like the cancer walk were called off because of the swine flu scare. But while H1N1’s time upon the healthcare stage is fleeting, cancer continues to be the most devastating, deadly, confounding and costly disease of our time. Tonight, special correspondent Janelle Chanona takes an unflinching look at cancer in women, from the stigma associated with testing, to the terror of a terminal diagnosis, to the encouraging prospects for in-country treatment, and always, that most human hope for health, strength, and tomorrow.

Janelle Chanona Reporting,
For many of us the daily demands of school, work, and life in general rarely include a moment to ourselves. But have you ever stopped to think how your life would change if you or a loved one were diagnosed with a serious illness like cancer?

Debbie Alvarado, Cancer Survivor
“From then my life went up down, up down, up down, up down because I didn’t believe it.”

Pauline Albert Chinyere,, Cancer Survivor
“I lost hope. I saw my end. In fact you wouldn’t know that I am the one who carry Bible to preach to people. I forgot God.”

Janet Jones, Cancer Survivor
“I know I was sick so when I found out that I had cancer right at Universal in Belize City I cried.”

The statistics on how many people in Belize have cancer is unknown. The World Health Organization estimates that in middle and low income countries like Belize approximately one hundred people in every hundred thousand are diagnosed with cancer every year. That means given our population, Belize should be recording about 400 new cases every year. But in Belize only the public health system reports cancer cases and even then they identify less than 50 new cases a year. Why the underreporting? The reasons might surprise you.

Debbie Alvarado,
“People look at you like you are nothing and that is the hurtful part because the people who you think will be at your side are the ones who turn their backs on you. People look at cancer like you have Aids and it hurts because you get tease. My kids get tease all the time.”

Dr. Alba Mendez-Sosa,
“And for the classic signs of breast cancer, we can observe one spot that has so much espiculation around that generally when we observe this sign generally they require assistance as soon as is possible.”

According to gynaecologist and Cancer Society President Dr. Sosa the sting of stigma and discrimination as well as the myths about the disease have stopped Belizeans from getting screened for cancer.

Dr. Alba Mendez-Sosa,
“For cervix, I afraid because I believe a pap smear is synonymous with catch cancer and I don’t want to know if I have cancer. With the breast, the more frequent situation is I don’t want to show my choo-choo to the doctor because of the doctors are male.”

Laura Longsworth, Belize Cancer Society
“It is personal. Even for healthcare providers I think that we are not very comfortable managing cancer, talking about cancer and counselling about cancer.”

Janelle Chanona,
Do you find anybody that shies away from cancer because they don’t want any of the side effects?

Dr. Alba Mendez-Sosa,
“This is a big and a strong issue and that is the reason we lose so many people. This is in Belize because say I prefer I noh want to cut my breast and part of the treatment is just a surgical procedure, small or big. It requires the surgical procedure for the control of the disease. I noh want to lose my hair, I noh want to lose pounds. But one of the things we don’t realize sometimes is what will happen with the children that are waiting for us everyday. What will happen for those persons that loves us and waits to see us every day. What will happen with the person that works with us and we are an important part of this group?”

Those were the questions Belize City resident Debbie Alvarado faced in 1997. The mother of nine was in complete denial, even when her body was telling her that something was very wrong.

Debbie Alvarado,
“I have small breasts and I usually go to sleep with my bra. Every morning when I woke up there was blood in it So I dih notice and the other night again I went to sleep, woke up again and there is blood in it and I said hmm, if I really like my breasts go back to sleep, wake up, see the same thing and I wanted to know every night and I decided it was a male fly because only a male fly would like a woman’s breast and that is how I found out with the blood spots and everything and when my husband was at home at the time, Miss Juliet Soberanis was talking about it and the same symptoms that I had, she had it and that’s when my husband said you have breast cancer and I said no way, I am too young. I was only 28.”

There was no money in the Alvarado home to treat Debbie’s breast cancer but with the support of friends, family, and the late Juliet Soberanis, the founder of the Belize Cancer Society, Debbie got the help she needed. In June 2009, she will attend graduating ceremonies for three of her sons and everyone will know she lived to see the day.

Debbie Alvarado,
“I will make noise because then it will make me proud that I did something that many other mothers didn’t do because when I look at society today day, many mothers give up on their children and I didn’t. Even with cancer I fight. Even when doctor told me I had cancer, I still had to get up and work.”

Today Debbie works at the Cancer Society’s office on Mercy Lane, sharing her story with anyone who will listen.

Debbie Alvarado,
“Some people choose not to educated just like Aids, they are ignorant about the fact. Some of them will say okay, God is punishing me for something because that is what they used to tell me, God is punishing you for something you did in your life that I even started to believe it myself. It was something that I did and I kept questioning and asking God what did I ever do. Only know do I realize I didn’t do anything, God chose me for a special reason and I was glad he chose me. I know now from a special friend that God picked me so I can be an example to many women who are willing to listen.”

But for patients like Pauline Albert Chinyere, Debbie’s determination to fight and beat cancer has been a source of strength and hope.

Pauline Albert Chinyere,
“You are not the first person and you can’t be the last person and if these people, somebody like those people I read in the paper and Debbie and the people I’ve seen, they fought the battle and they won it, myself I made up my mind and with Christ on my side because the bible says with God all things are possible.”

Pauline moved to Belize in early 2008 as part of a medical mission from Nigeria. But six months after she took up her nursing duties at the maternity ward at the KHMH, Pauline was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dellone Pascasio, Dangriga Cancer Center
“The standard practice was for individuals given a diagnosis of cancer to also be given some directions from the surgeon to say you need to go and seek care outside and outside really would be three places; Mexico, Guatemala, or if you have the resources to do so the United States. Most individuals did not have the resources to do either of the three of them.”

But in October 2008 two Belizean cousins living in the United States Dellone Pascasio, a hospital administrator and oncologist Dr. Elsworth Grant pooled their resources and with the support from the Ministry of Health officially opened the Belize Cancer Center.

Dr. Elsworth Grant,
“Our goal overall is not to quit where we are and rest but we have a lot more to do to bring services to Belize and I think next on our agenda is really trying to get a radiation machine as well as to allow us to comprehensively treat patients so they longer have to go abroad for treatment.”

In between his trips to Belize, Grant talks to his patients via the internet.

Janelle Chanona,
Dr. Grant financially you’ve invested so much into this center, why were you personally motivated to do this?

Dr. Elsworth Grant,
“I know we can’t help everybody but at present we’re not able to help as much people as I believe we should and there are still people who will succumb to curable diseases for one or the other because we just don’t have everything to do it in Belize. Healthcare really is, should be a right and I can’t rest until we have what we have to have.”

When Dr. Grant is not in Belize, hands on care is provided by chemo-nurse Sr. Carolyn Obi.

Sr. Carolyn Obi,
“Every time I need to educate them and give them education about the disease process and slowly they get to accept their condition.”

Eight months into its operation, more than a 100 patients from across Belize and even as far as away from Guatemala and Honduras have been able to access the life saving treatment sessions at the Cancer Center.

Janet Jones,
“I’ve been surviving due to this place because the treatment is here and if you don’t even have money, these people tend to you.”

Every month 53 year old Georgeville resident Janet Jones wakes up at 4:30 in the morning and travels for two hours by bus to get chemo.

Janet Jones,
“You cannot say I will just lie and die. No, there is help now because I can say it because I feel very very good in my body.”

Laura Longsworth,
“We are promoting the whole issue of cancer as a family, as a community issue, as hope and even when you know that it is a terminal illness, quality of life and comfort.”

As education officer for the Belize Cancer Society, Nurse Laura Longsworth is responsible for promoting the Cancer Society’s awareness, education, and screening initiatives. But the society insists that attitudes about cancer will only train when policymakers and community leaders start fighting the disease together.

Laura Longsworth,
“The Ministry can’t do it on its own, private sector cannot do it on their own, and the Belize Cancer Society cannot do it on their own. We’ve got to strategically work together to ensure that at the end of the day we have a cancer prevention and control program. It is unethical to perhaps push to have people screened and then you don’t have the service to offer them.”

Dr. Elsworth Grant,
“When you look at the big picture, it is not only that one individual who is affected, but at times it is the entire family and so we really need to all pitch in even if it is just a little bit and it might not seem like much but at the end of the day it all adds up. Just don’t be afraid to help the people around you.”

The World Health Organization estimates that as much as 40% of all cancer deaths can be prevented simply by doing things like wearing sunscreen, going to get a regular medical check-up, eating properly, not smoking. But even if you are diagnosed with cancer as Debbie Alvarado highlights it does not have to be a death sentence.

Debbie Alvarado,
“I fight and I survived and if I survived it any woman can, just don’t give up. Some women die because they choose to. They gave up, you don’t have to give up. It don’t matter what the doctor says that you have three months to live or four months or a year to live, a doctor cannot tell you how long you have to live- only you and God. You make that choice for yourself, don’t ever give up. Fight harder.”

Even without the hard data it is clear that at some point cancer will touch all our lives. For me it was losing my grandfather in 1997 to prostate cancer and then my uncle in 2005 to throat cancer. For many of us supporting the Belize Cancer Society has meant participating in events like annual cancer walk. But this year I wanted to do something different and Debbie has agreed to help. I am sending this to a cancer support group where women turn it in a human hair wig, a wig that hopefully make someone’s battle with cancer a little less stressful.
And if you want to show your support for the Belize Cancer Society, the cancer walk has been rescheduled to June 13th. The SSB Ride Across Belize will also be done in support of cancer awareness and that is set for the 4-7th of June.

Foods for Good Health 


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Foods for Good Health

  Apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints 
Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer's Slows aging process 
Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease 
Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin 
Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea 
Beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar 
Beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss 
Blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation 
Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure 
Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps hemorrhoids 
Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system 
Carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss 
Cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease 
Cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer's 
Chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure 
Chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system 
Figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure 
Fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system 
Flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system 
Garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer kills bacteria Fights fungus 
Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol 
Grapes saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart 
Green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria 
Honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies 
Lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy 
Limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy 
Mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer's 
Mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones 
Oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes prevents constipation Smoothes skin 
Olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin 
Onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus 
Oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration  
Peaches prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes aids digestion Helps hemorrhoids 
Peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates 
Pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhea 
Prunes Slows aging process prevents constipation boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease 
Rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes 
Strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart boosts memory Calms stress  
Sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones  
Tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart  
Walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease 
Water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin  
Watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure 
Wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion 
Wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion 
Yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol 

Supports immune systems 

Aids digestion 

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Diabetes Awareness

Contributed by Bernadette James

Almost 1,400 lives lost in 2007 – what’s killing Belizeans?


Health Minister, Pablo Marin: “…if we chose to behave differently, then we can all improve our health and quality of our lives.”



With the murder rate increasing over the past three years, Belize’s death rate has shown a simultaneous increase, reflecting lives lost through violent trauma, but what many Belizean’s don’t know is that there is a serious and silent killer in our midst - it goes by the name DIABETES.  (Click here to read more


 What is Diabetes

Diabetes is a disease in which our body does not properly produce or use insulin. Insulin is necessary to convert sugar, starches and other foods into the energy necessary for daily life. 


When we eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into our cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced. Glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of sugar. 


Type 2 Diabetes

This is the most common form of diabetes and is associated with older age, ethnicity, diet, obesity, family history of diabetes, physical inactivity and previous history of gestational diabetes. Most people diagnosis with type 2 diabetes are overweight and, unfortunately, many children and adolescents are increasingly being diagnosed as type 2 diabetics. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually. They may include fatigue or nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. Some people never have any symptoms.

Common symptoms of diabetes include:

  • Excessive thirst and appetite
  • Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
  • Unusual weight loss or gain
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea, perhaps vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • In women, frequent vaginal infections
  • In men and women, yeast infections
  • Dry mouth
  • Slow-healing sores or cuts
  • Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area


Impact of Diabetes

Diabetes is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.  Diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage. Uncontrolled diabetes can complicate pregnancy, and birth defects are more common in babies born to women with diabetes.


Manage or Prevent Diabetes

 If you are a diabetic, be compliant. Follow your doctor’s orders. For those who have not been diagnosed, eat in moderation, exercise, lose the weight and get tested.


Take the test to see if you are at risk. (

Blood Sugar Friendly Foods

Contibuted by Mick Castillo.  This concerns healthy living and diabetes Prevention and Management

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 Diabetes is a scourge in our community.doc

Asparagus for Cancer

An article, entitled, `Asparagus for cancer ' printed in Cancer News Journal, December 1979.

I will share it here, just as it was shared with me: Several years ago, I learned of the discovery of Richard R.Vensal, D.D.S. that asparagus might cure cancer on his project we have accumulated a number of favorable case histories. Here are a few examples:

Case No. 1, A man with an almost hopeless case of Hodgkin's disease
(cancer of the lymph glands) who was completely incapacitated. Within 1 year of starting the asparagus therapy, his doctors were unable to detect any signs of cancer, and he was back on a schedule of strenuous exercise.
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Asparagus for Cancer

The Cancer Center in Dangriga

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Share it with as may folks as you can.  Would you like to help me sell
some raffle tickets? It is to help raise funds for chemotherapy
medications for cancer patients in Belize who have no financial means.
We turn no one away but cancer drugs are very expensive so we have to
find others ways to keep the flow of chemotherapy and pain management
medication available for these patients.



Dellone Pascascio, R.N.
Chief Nursing Officer II
ValleyCare Olive View-UCLA Medical Center
(818) 364-3156

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