Medical Marijuana Information Compilation – Educate Yourselves and Live

May 5, 2015 by Healthyhank

This month marks my sixth year of research on the topic of this plant! In my thirty five years of researching nutrition and ‘alternative’ healing methods, there has NEVER been a more exciting, encouraging, and hopeful topic than Cannabis! Obtaining knowledge about this plant can literally save the lives of yourself and your family! My interest is primarily in the oils from the plant.

This post contains some complete and profound connections to answers and provides information easily accessed. Places like YouTube provide virtually everything one would need to become independent of the medical establishment for health solutions. The challenge is absorbing such an array of presentations. My objective in this blog post is to streamline your efforts to achieve your success.

In order to quickly dispel any doubt that there are medical health benefits in cannabis, know that there was a US Government patent US6630507 issued to the National Institute of Health [NIH] in 2003! The health benefits claimed in the patent remove ANY question as to whether cannabis has value regarding health…

Just to add additional proof of health benefits is a group of 20 case studies of cancer cases

In 2013, 2014 and 2015 CNN created three documentaries that are quite good. Note the progression of statements and claims as the years progressed. Weed 2013, Weed 2014, Weed 2015. Enjoy…

One of the things that most do not understand is that our Creator made us with an ‘Endocannaboidal’ System. Meaning that we create cannabinoids everyday to live and function normally. New born babies know how to ‘suck’ because their mother created cannabinoids creating the ‘munchies’… The Endocannabinoid System: An Overview

The National Cancer Institute [NCI] is an important government organization compiling just about everything and claim that they are the premier source for cancer information. Unfortunately much of the ‘research’ done on cannabis by the government uses synthetic marijuana… Cannabis and Cannabinoids (PDQ®) – National Cancer Institute

The entire plant has over 420 compounds and at least 66 cannabinoids. Most know about THC [that is where the ‘high’ comes from]. Our bodies have two main receptor sites named CB1 and CB2. CB1 goes directly to the brain [the ‘high’] and CB2 to the immune system. All cells have these sites. The entire plant yields medical results. When the leaves are eaten before the plant is either dried or heated [eating the leaves] will give all of the medical benefits WITHOUT any psychotic affect! Eaten rather than smoked. The Entourage Effect: Whole-Plant Cannabis Medicine.

Just in the past two years the pediatric world has proven that this plant may be the most important solution regarding epileptic seizures. Watching children who have suffered and knowing that many have died is almost too much to take! The demonstration of Charlotte [a twin that had dozens of seizures daily since birth and almost died numerous times] and her turn around since her first dose of cannabis oil is beyond amazing! Medical Marijuana and Pediatric Epilepsy Josh Stanley. Medical Cannabis owns this epileptic seizure!

Politicians MUST educate themselves about the medical side of cannabis and NOT continue in their ignorance allowing so many to suffer and/or die!! Anyone that refuses to learn about cannabis merely proves their arrogance and ignorance!

A closing observation; note the number of deaths from cannabis – NONE! Causes of deaths.

Please share this information as much as possible – there is so much suffering and so many people dying unnecessarily. Be well.

Cannabis Cures Cancer – Educate Yourself and Live…

October 11, 2014 by Healthyhank

Cannabis Cures Cancer

This is a very excellent piece by Dr. Mark Sircus… Please excuse the length, it is rather long and can seem to be technical, however, just understand the repeating theme; cancer cells are being killed, cancers are being kept from growing new cells, cancer cells are kept from spreading!

That’s it – all of this is being accomplished by a simple plant that has virtually no negative responses from our bodies. Please don’t allow your ‘opinions’ to stop you from learning more of this important topic. It can save you and your families lives!

In my 40 years of research I have never studied any topic more profound and exciting than cannabis! Dr. Sircus’ summary [at the end] is simple and powerful…

The following is a published by Dr. Sircus;

There should be no more confusion about whether or not marijuana is effective for cancer patients. Medical marijuana is chemotherapy, natural style, for all cancer patients. The two forms of hemp oil, one with THC and CBD and the other CBD alone (which is pretty much legal everywhere) provide the body with chemo therapeutics without the danger and staggering side effects.

There are many chapters in this book about cancer patients using marijuana but in this one we present a quick overview of the science that backs up the assertion that every cancer patient and every oncologist should put medical marijuana on their treatment maps.

What you will see in this chapter is reference to many scientific studies that are all viewable on governmental sites. The United States government is pathetic in its dishonesty about medical marijuana both believing in it and holding patents for its medical use and claiming at the same time that it has no medical use. The federal government and still many states would rather throw innocent people in jail for using medical marijuana than be honest about how much it can help people recover from cancer and other diseases.

Below are summaries to just some of the scientific research out there that sustains the belief that medical marijuana will help people cure their cancer.

One of the most exciting areas of current research in the cannabinoid field is the study of the potential application of these compounds as antitumor drugs. CBD represents the first nontoxic exogenous agent that can significantly decrease Id-1 expression in metastatic breast cancer cells leading to the down-regulation of tumor aggressiveness.[1],[2] The CBD concentrations effective at inhibiting Id-1 expression correlated with those used to inhibit the proliferative and invasive phenotype of breast cancer cells. Of the five cannabinoids tested: cannabidiol, cannabigerol,
cannnabichromene; cannabidiol-acid and THC-acid, it was found that cannabidiol is the most potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth. Taken together, these data might set the bases for a cannabinoid therapy for the management of breast cancer.[3]
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Results show that Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol reduces tumor growth, tumor number, and the amount/severity of lung metastases inMMTV-neu mice.[4] Cannabinoids induce ICAM-1, thereby conferring TIMP-1 induction and subsequent decreased cancer cell invasiveness thus inhibits lung cancer invasion and metastasis.[5]

Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Researchers have observed expression of CB1 (24%) and CB2 (55%) in NSCLC patients. They have also shown that the treatment of NSCLC cell lines (A549 and SW-1573) with CB1/CB2- and CB2-specific agonistsWin55,212-2 and JWH-015, respectively, significantly attenuated random as well as growth factor-directed in vitro chemotaxis and chemoinvasion in these cells.[6]

Researchers in lung cancers also reported that they observed significant reduction in focal adhesion complex, which plays an important role in cancer migration.Medical marijuana significantly inhibited in vivo tumor growth and lung metastasis (∼50%).[7]

In research on pancreatic cancer it was found that cannabinoids lead to apoptosis of pancreatic tumor cells via a CB2 receptor and de novo synthesized ceramidedependent up-regulation of p8 and the endoplasmic reticulum stress–related genes ATF-4 and TRB3. These findings may contribute to set the basis for a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of pancreatic cancer as reported by the National Cancer Institute.

Prostate cancer cells possess increased expression of both cannabinoid 1 and 2 receptors, and stimulation of these results in decrease in cell viability, increased apoptosis, and decreased androgen receptor expression and prostate-specific antigen excretion.[8]

In colorectal carcinoma cell lines, cannabidiol protected DNA from oxidative damage, increased endocannabinoid levels and reduced cell proliferation in a CB(1)-, TRPV1- and PPARγ-antagonists sensitive manner. It is concluded that cannabidiol exerts chemopreventive effect in vivo and reduces cell proliferation through multiple mechanisms.[9]

Ovarian cancer represents one of the leading cause of cancer-related deaths for women and is the most common gynecologic malignancy. Results with medical marijuana support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of ovarian cancer. It is also conceivable that with available cannabinoids as lead compounds, non-habit forming agents that have higher biological effects could be developed.[10]

Examination of a number of human leukaemia and lymphoma cell lines demonstrate that CB2 cannabinoid receptors expressed on malignancies of the immune system may serve as potential targets for the induction of apoptosis. Also, because CB2 agonists lack psychotropic effects, they may serve as novel anticancer agents to selectively target and kill tumors of immune origin.[11] Plant-derived cannabinoids, including Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), induce apoptosis in leukemic cells.[12]

Cannabinoid-treated tumors showed an increased number of apoptotic cells. This was accompanied by impairment of tumor vascularization, as determined by altered blood vessel morphology and decreased expression of proangiogenic factors (VEGF, placental growth factor, and angiopoietin. Abrogation of EGF-R function was also observed in cannabinoid-treated tumors.[13] These results support a new therapeutic approach for the treatment of skin tumors.

Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the third cause of cancer-related death worldwide.When these tumors are in advanced stages, few therapeutic options are available. In this study, the effects of cannabinoids–a novel family of potential anticancer agents–on the growth of HCC was investigated. It was found that Δ(9)- tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ(9)-THC, the main active component of Cannabis sativa) and JWH-015 (a cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB(2)) cannabinoid receptor-selective agonist) reduced the viability of the human HCC cell lines Cannabinoids were able to inhibit tumor growth and ascites in an orthotopic model of HCC xenograft.[14] These findings may contribute to the design of new therapeutic strategies for the management of HCC.

Both cholangiocarcinoma cell lines and surgical specimens from cholangiocarcinoma patients expressed cannabinoid receptors. THC inhibited cell proliferation, migration and invasion, and induced cell apoptosis. THC also decreased actin polymerization and reduced tumor cell survival in anoikis assay. pMEK1/2 and pAkt demonstrated the lower extent than untreated cells. Consequently, THC is potentially used to retard cholangiocarcinoma cell growth and metastasis.[15]

Smoking marijuana might decrease the smoker’s risk for bladder cancer, a new study shows. Retrospectively analyzing a large database of patients, researchers at Kaiser Permanente in California found that patients who reported cannabis use were 45% less likely to be diagnosed with bladder cancer than patients who did not smoke at all.

THC is a potent inducer of apoptosis, even at 1 x IC(50) (inhibitory concentration 50%) concentrations and as early as 6 hours after exposure to the drug. These effects were seen in leukemic cell lines (CEM, HEL-92, and HL60) as well as in peripheral blood mononuclear cells.[16] Cannabinoids represent a novel class of drugs active in increasing the life span in mice carrying Lewis lung tumors and decreasing primary tumor size.[17]

Research has also found a cannabidiol-driven impaired invasion of human cervical cancer (HeLa, C33A) and human lung cancer cells (A549) that was reversed by antagonists to both CB(1) and CB(2) receptorrs as well as to transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1). The decrease of invasion by cannabidiol appeared concomitantly with up regulation of tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP the findings provide a novel mechanism underlying the anti-invasive action of cannabidiol and imply its use as a therapeutic option for the treatment of highly invasive cancers.[18]

A new anticancer quinone (HU-331) was synthesized from cannabidiol. It shows significant high efficacy against human cancer cell lines in vitro and against in vivo tumor grafts in nude mice. Two non-psychotropic cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabidiol-dimethylheptyl (CBD-DMH), induced apoptosis in a human acute myeloid leukemia (AML) HL-60 cell line.[19]

Other studies show a synthetic and potent cannabinoid receptor agonist, investigated in hepatoma HepG2 cells and a possible signal transduction pathway that is proposed, indicates a potential positive role in liver cancer.[20] Cannabinoids have been found to counteract intestinal inflammation and colon cancer.[21]

The control of the cellular proliferation has become a focus of major attention as opening new therapeutic possibilities for the use of cannabinoids as potential antitumor agents.[22] Cannabinoid treatment inhibits angiogenesis of gliomas in vivo.[23] Remarkably, cannabinoids kill glioma cells selectively and can protect nontransformed glial cells from death. These and other findings reviewed here might set the basis for a potential use of cannabinoids in the management of gliomas. Other confirming studies may provide the basis for a new therapeutic approach for the
treatment of malignant gliomas.[24]

In Summary:

Cannabinoids are found to exert their anti-cancer effects in a number of ways and in a variety of tissues;

Triggering cell death, through a mechanism called apoptosis.

Stopping cells from dividing.

Preventing new blood vessels from growing into tumours.

Reducing the chances of cancer cells spreading through the body, by stopping cells
from moving or invading neighbouring tissue.

Speeding up the cell’s internal ‘waste disposal machine’ – a process known as
autophagy – which can lead to cell death.

All these effects are thought to be caused by cannabinoids locking onto the CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors. Almost daily we are seeing new or confirming evidence that Cannibinoids can be used to great benefit in cancer treatment of many types.

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[11] Targeting CB2 cannabinoid receptors as a novel therapy to treat
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cholangiocarcinoma cells: anti-invasion activity at low concentration and
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cannabinoid receptors and the MAPK pathway;Powles T et al; Blood;.2005
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4.; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/616322
[18] Cannabidiol inhibits cancer cell invasion via upregulation of tissue
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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19914218
[19] Gamma-irradiation enhances apoptosis induced by cannabidiol, a
non-psychotropic cannabinoid, in cultured HL-60 myeloblastic leukemia
cells. Gallily R et al; Leuk Lymphoma.: 2003 Oct;44(10):1767-73;
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[20] Apoptosis induced in HepG2 cells by the synthetic cannabinoidWIN:
involvement of the transcription factor PPARgamma. Giuliano Met et al;
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ML et al; ;Mini Rev Med Chem; 2005 Jan;5(1):97-106
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Velasco G et al; Neuropharmacology;.2004 Sep;47(3):315-23;
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Dr. Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) http://drsircus.com/?s=cannabis&submit=
Director InternationalMedical Veritas Association
Doctor of Oriental and PastoralMedicine

The Water of Life! This Could Save Your Life! And It’s Free!

July 10, 2013 by Healthyhank

Many years ago [1958] I was in the Navy and was curious about prisoners of war survival.  I was also preparing myself to join the UDT [underwater demolition team] and was learning about survival methods.  In these searches I learned about people drinking their urine and how that fluid saved their lives.  My initial reaction was like yours – Yuck!

Only knowledge will move you through that :-).  For many years I continued to hear and read about encounters with injuries, emergencies, survival stories and just the simple use of UT [Urine Therapy] in infections etc.  Surfers have used their urine to heal/neutralize jelly fish stings for years!

It’s important to me that I give my perspective about UT and the opportunity to have this in your arsenal for health and survival!  When you do your homework on this topic, you will take the control of your health [especially in emergencies], to a much higher level! 

 UT has been used for centuries in various cultures.  It has been argued that it cannot be right to take back into the body something which the body is apparently discarding.  Yet this objection ignores the principle of COMPOSTING as practiced by organic gardeners.  Rotting dead leaves and vegetables, when blended back into the soil, provide valuable mineral salts to nourish new plant life.  The same principle holds good for the human body.

Please go to Amazon.com and purchase the book by John Armstrong “The Water of Life”.  Disregard the various cover colors – the original was printed in 1937.  Reading his work shows us that the battle of “disease management” was alive and well 75 years ago!  Another very short book to consider is “The Choice Is Clear” by Allen E. Banik. 

I remember reading a small hard cover book 25 years ago [don’t remember the name] that railed about the downfall of the Nation’s health because of the pharmaceutical industryThe book was written in 1886!  Reading it today, you would not have to change much!  The populous today is extremely toxic beyond what anyone could imagine!  Virtually all auto immune diseases have toxins as its foundation.

Let’s look at some basics; our urine is processed through the most sophisticated distiller that exists – our kidneys.  The fluid we call urine is an incredible solution that has many attributes that we probably never knew about.  It is probably the ‘cleanest’ fluid on the planet!

Here is another perspective; while a woman is carrying her baby in the first three months the fluids that the fetus is living in are primarily hers.  The next six months the fluids are primarily the fetus’ urine!  Obviously not ‘toxic/dirty water’…  The kidneys are the most efficient distiller in existence!  Urine is probably the most pure fluid on earth.  Most high end cosmetics use ‘urea’ extensively since there are few substances on earth that are better for healing skin tissue!

Here is a statement that will stretch you a bit!  If you had a poisonous bite/sting or nut allergy, put drops of your urine on your tongue about ½ minute plus after bite/reaction, the lymph node sensors in the lower jaw/mouth/tongue will evaluate the challenge/need and tell the body to create the antidote/solution!  Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_msWtSljFQw – this lengthy [2+ hours] interview has powerful information on ‘distilled water’ [just the first ½ hour is powerful].

The range of healing solutions that UT can bring to the table is astounding!  Cancer, common cold, rheumatism, arthritis, obesity, prostate challenge, pyorrhea and the list goes on and on!  The critics of UT have very weak cases and are $$ motivated in my opinion.  Remember there is NO money to be made with UT!

Educate yourself and live!

A Simple WEED is the most powerful medicine in the world! YES!

January 26, 2013 by Healthyhank

World War II started about when I was born in 1941… the main supplier of hemp had been Japan, so the US Government asked farmers to create their “Victory Farms” to grow much needed industrial hemp.  The reason that this was necessary was because in 1937 the government passed “The 1937 Marijuana Tax Act” and basically outlawed farmers from growing hemp.  Keep in mind that industrial hemp does NOT have the psychotic THC to “get high”!  Even industrial hemp is classified as a type one drug!

I wrote about hemp on my blog in 2010 covering the industrial uses and also the food value of hemp.   In this post I want to discuss the medical value of medical marijuana/cannabis!  Please start by watching the brief video by Dr. David Allen who is a retired cardiac surgeon who learned about THC and CBD’s [the chemical components of cannabis].  After watching his comments you will be more prepared to comprehend the magnitude of what I will be discussing.

Having been a health coach for 30+ years now, I have learned that just nutritional supplementation will NOT keep us from getting the aggressive diseases that we’re confronted with every day.  I have also learned that God has made our bodies healing system complete, IF it has the tools from foods that we eat.  In my opinion the help/aid that supplements bring to the table can be defensive/preventative weapons; however, very few IF ANY will be OFFENSIVE WEAPONS!

Since the industrial giants have ruined our farm lands and foods we have a very difficult time getting “foods that heal”!  As you have seen from Dr. Allen’s video hemp/cannabis is a plant that heals!  There is no doubt about this fact.  The research available is without question as to the healing characteristics of THC [+THCA] and CBD [cannabinoids].  It should be noted that the plant juiced green and/or consumed before heated or aged has NO psychotic affect – YET it is very powerful medicine!! There is a company in Colorado that has the CBD medicine made from industrial hemp [this is a legal product] with potent medicine!

Since I live in California [as in 16 other States] we have the ability to access or grow small amounts of the plants and have learned to make the essential oils of cannabis called Delta 9 [also called RSO oils].  Please watch the movie “Run from the Cure” by Rick Simpson who has taught the world about the medicinal oils available to all of us.

During these past four years we have seen this medicine/oils help many people… topical skin challenges, sleep challenges, serious internal tumor issues, neurotransmitter/nerve issues, cognitive abilities, just to mention a few.  This is also probably the best anti-aging substance on the planet!

It’s important to note that most ‘conservative’ people have a mental block when this topic comes up… that’s ok; just remember that you cannot even become a critic or skeptic UNTIL you have researched/studied the topic!  Einstein said “to condemn before investigation is the height of ignorance”

Ignoring this simple plant could cost you and/or your loved ones their lives.  Chemo, radiation and surgery success is dismal.  Some 87% of oncologists said that they would never use their medicine!

Times are changing regarding hemp [this should be the largest cash crop in the country] and farming.  There are 27 States that have petitioned the government to allow farms to grow the industrial hemp.  Please read my post about the uses of industrial hemp on my blog.  One that I love is that Henry Ford built a car body that you could NOT dent even with a sledge hammer! 🙂

I guarantee you that if American History had been told/taught properly; about the Louisiana Purchase and the War of 1812 and the role that industrial hemp played – it would have been a VERY interesting topic!  I would not have been as bored! 🙂

The following links are the ones embedded in some of the copy:

http://youtu.be/Kvwz9WyI3OM Dr. David Allen

http://youtu.be/31SrjjgPbhU Cannabidiol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VsDic2na8co Medical Cannabis and Its Impact on Human Health Documentary

http://phoenixtears.ca/video-library/   Run from the Cure movie

http://phoenixtears.ca/articles/  Extensive Articles

http://www.hankheister.com/category/hemp-cannabismarijuana  Hank’s Blog Post

http://dixiex.com  New Legal CBD products

Please remember; if you ever have any questions please call or write.  Be well, educate yourself and live!

Equal Justice Under the Law! How Do We Pay for It? Most of US are NOT Able…

December 3, 2012 by Healthyhank

Have you ever signed a contract that should have been reviewed?  Had a warranty challenge unresolved? The IRS decides to audit you?  Need a letter written on your behalf by an attorney?  You receive a speeding ticket!  You don’t have an up-to-date will!  Your teenager is accused of shoplifting.  Your dog bites a passerby.  You are subpoenaed.  You are called to jury duty.  Your landlord refuses to refund your cleaning deposit.  You decide to adopt.  Your neighbor’s dog barks all night.  Your teenager receives a speeding ticket.  Your identity is compromised or stolen.

The list goes on and on!  Most of these challenges are never brought to an attorney, BECAUSE at $300+ per hour it is NOT in our financial consciousness!  The “killer stress” that comes from a legal challenge can be overwhelming!  Fortunately there is a simple solution.  Its call Legal Shield.  When you become a member virtually all of the items mentioned above are available to you and your spouse for a small monthly fee.

Here is a simple example; I had an issue several months ago – I knew some of the answers, however, if I would have called my attorney to confirm and/or answer my questions it would have cost me at least $300 – $500.  I called my Legal Shield law firm late on a Friday afternoon – gave them my information and was told that someone would call me in the next 8 hours.  I assumed that it would be done Monday.  To my delight two hours later an attorney called – we talked for about 1/2 hour and all my questions were answered.  My entire year’s membership in Legal Shield was paid for with this one call.  I am also preparing the documents to update our wills – also covered under my membership.  I also have 24/7 emergency access to a Legal Shield attorney [they will answer within three rings].  This gives me such peace of mind especially for my wife in the evening hours!

Having been a health coach for the past 30 years I have seen time and time again how much destruction stress causes.  The damage done to our immune systems is absolute.  We all carry fire insurance, car insurance, and hopefully have health insurance…  HOWEVER, the vast majority cannot afford legal protection!  Legal Shield provides complete protection with legal access and also full ID Identity protection for a small monthly membership fee of $35.95 or less [varies among States].

Just a word about ID Theft… this is when someone uses you Social Security Number, license, medical information or financial transactions without your permission, ID Theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in North America today, almost 1/4 of all victims did not discover the crime for at least SIX months after it started!

If you have or are familiar with Life Lock here is a revelation that I learned about them – for all practical purposes LL MONITORS YOUR ‘credit’, however, when it comes to “repairing” your identity after it is stolen, you will be on your own.  The limit on their “insurance policy” is confusing at best.  The fines levied on LL by the Attorneys General in Arizona are for real reasons.  On the other hand, Legal Shield uses Kroll Advisory Services – the world’s largest risk management companies.  It not only monitors your identity, it will put into motion the repair necessary.

About 10 years ago I was involved with Legal Shield and recently decided to re-engage.  My adding LS to my folio of offensive/defensive tools make so much sense.  Since our stress loads are the largest component of getting a disease, we need to be proactive and eliminate one more level of attack/risk.  If you have any questions about Legal Shield please let me know.  If you would be interested in sharing these tools with your family/friends and/or associates please check out this as an additional income potential.

Be well and remember when it comes to our health and wellness we cannot rely on government agencies or the medical establishment!  We are really on our own.  Educate yourself and Live!

See “About Hank” for FDA & FTC disclosure…

Killer in Your Fridge :: Sweet Poison!

October 22, 2011 by Healthyhank

SWEET POISON…MUST READ THIS BROTHER’S STORY!  Google aspartame risks dangers!

In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain.

By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying.

She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her oldest daughter’s name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of.

She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

On March 19, I called her to ask how her most recent tests went, and she said they didn’t find anything on the test, but they believe she had MS.

I recalled an article a friend of mine e-mailed to me and I asked my sister if she drank diet soda? She told me that she did. As a matter of fact, she was getting ready to crack one open that moment.

I told her not to open it, and to stop drinking the diet soda! I e-mailed her an article my friend, a lawyer, had sent. My sister called me within 32 hours after our phone conversation and told me she had stopped drinking the diet soda AND she could walk! The muscle spasms went away. She said she didn’t feel 100% but, she sure felt a lot better.

She told me she was going to her doctor with this article and would call me when she got home.

Well, she called me, and said her doctor was amazed! He is going to call all of his MS patients to find out if they consumed artificial sweeteners of any kind. In a nutshell, she was being poisoned by the Aspartame in the diet soda.. and literally dying a slow and miserable death.

When she got to Florida March 22, all she had to take was one pill, and that was a pill for the Aspartame poisoning! She is well on her way to a complete recovery. And she is walking! No wheelchair! This article saved her life.

If it says ‘SUGAR FREE’ on the label; DO NOT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!

I have spent several days lecturing at the WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL CONFERENCE on ‘ASPARTAME,’ marketed as ‘Nutra Sweet,’ ‘Equal,’ and ‘Spoonful.’

In the keynote address by the EPA, it was announced that in the United States in 2001 there is an epidemic of multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus. It was difficult to determine exactly what toxin was causing this to be rampant. I stood up and said that I was there to lecture on exactly that subject.

I will explain why Aspartame is so dangerous: When the temperature of this sweetener exceeds 86 degrees F, the wood alcohol in ASPARTAME converts to formaldehyde and then to formic acid, which in turn causes metabolic acidosis. Formic acid is the poison found in the sting of fire ants. The methanol toxicity mimics, among other conditions, multiple sclerosis and systemic lupus.

Many people were being diagnosed in error. Although multiple sclerosis is not a death sentence, Methanol toxicity is!

Systemic lupus has become almost as rampant as multiple sclerosis, especially with Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi drinkers.

The victim usually does not know that the Aspartame is the culprit. He or she continues its use; irritating the lupus to such a degree that it may become a life-threatening condition. We have seen patients with systemic lupus become asymptotic, once taken off diet sodas.

In cases of those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, most of the symptoms disappear. We’ve seen many cases where vision loss re- turned and hearing loss improved markedly.

This also applies to cases of tinnitus and fibromyalgia. During a lecture, I said, ‘If you are using ASPARTAME (Nutra Sweet, Equal, Spoonful, etc) and you suffer from fibromyalgia symptoms, spasms, shooting pains, numbness in your legs,
Cramps,
Vertigo,
Dizziness,
Headaches,
Tinnitus,
Joint pain,
Unexplainable depression, anxiety attacks, slurred speech, blurred vision, or memory loss you probably have ASPARTAME poisoning!’ People were jumping up during the lecture saying,’I have some of these symptoms. Is it reversible?’

Yes!
Yes!
Yes!
STOP drinking diet sodas and be alert for Aspartame on food labels! Many products are fortified with it! This is a serious problem. Dr. Espart (one of my speakers) remarked that so many people seem to be symptomatic for MS and during his recent visit to a hospice; a nurse stated that six of her friends, who were heavy Diet Coke addicts, had all been diagnosed with MS. This is beyond coincidence!

Diet soda is NOT a diet product! It is a chemically altered, multiple SODIUM (salt) and ASPARTAME containing product that actually makes you crave carbohydrates.

It is far more likely to make you GAIN weight!

These products also contain formaldehyde, which stores in the fat cells, particularly in the hips and thighs. Formaldehyde is an absolute toxin and is used primarily to preserve ’tissue specimens.’

Many products we use every day contain this chemical but we SHOULD NOT store it IN our body!

Dr. H. J. Roberts stated in his lectures that once free of the ‘diet products’ and with no significant increase in exercise; his patients lost an average of 19 pounds over a trial period.

Aspartame is especially dangerous for diabetics. We found that some physicians, who believed that they had a patient with retinopathy, in fact, had symptoms caused by Aspartame. The Aspartame drives the blood sugar out of control. Thus diabetics may suffer acute memory loss due to the fact that aspartic acid and phenylalanine are NEUROTOXIC when taken without the other amino acids necessary for a good balance.

Treating diabetes is all about BALANCE. Especially with diabetics, the Aspartame passes the blood/brain barrier and it then deteriorates the neurons of the brain; causing various levels of brain damage, Seizures, Depression, Manic depression, Panic attacks,Uncontrollable anger and rage.

Consumption of Aspartame causes these same symptoms in non-diabetics as well. Documentation and observation also reveal that thousands of children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD have had complete turnarounds in their behavior when these chemicals have been removed from their diet.

So called ‘behavior modification prescription drugs’ (Ritalin and others) are no longer needed.Truth be told, they were never NEEDED in the first place!

Most of these children were being ‘poisoned’ on a daily basis with the very foods that were ‘better for them than sugar.’

It is also suspected that the Aspartame in thousands of pallets of diet Coke and diet Pepsi consumed by men and women fighting in the Gulf War, may be partially to blame for the well-known Gulf War Syndrome.

Dr. Roberts warns that it can cause birth defects, i.e. mental retardation, if taken at the time of conception and during early pregnancy. Children are especially at risk for neurological disorders and should NEVER be given artificial sweeteners.

There are many different case histories to relate of children suffering grand mal seizures and other neurological disturbances talking about a plague of neurological diseases directly caused by the use of this deadly poison.’

Herein lies the problem: There were Congressional Hearings when Aspartame was included in 100 different products and strong objection was made concerning its use. Since this initial hearing, there have been two subsequent hearings, and still nothing has been done.The drug and chemical lobbies have very deep pockets.

Sadly, MONSANTO’S patent on Aspartame has EXPIRED! There are now over 5,000 products on the market that contain this deadly chemical and there will be thousands more introduced. Everybody wants a ‘piece of the Aspartame pie.’

I assure you that MONSANTO, the creator of Aspartame, knows how deadly it is.

And isn’t it ironic that MONSANTO funds, among others, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association and the Conference of the American College of Physicians?

This has been recently exposed in the New York Times. These [organizations] cannot criticize any additives or convey their link to MONSANTO because they take money from the food industry and are required to endorse their products.

Senator Howard Metzenbaum wrote and presented a bill that would require label warnings on products containing Aspartame, especially regarding pregnant women, children and infants.

The bill would also institute independent studies on the known dangers and the problems existing in the general population regarding seizures, changes in brain chemistry, neurologicuoT changes and behavioural symptoms.

The bill was killed.

It is known that the powerful drug and chemical lobbies are responsible for this, letting loose the hounds of disease and death on an unsuspecting and uninformed public. Well, you’re informed now!

Please print this out and/or e-mail to your family and friends.

Too Much Fructose Creates a Metabolic Disaster in Your Body!

December 21, 2010 by Healthyhank

Too much Fructose causes a myriad of challenges in our bodies…  here is a glimpse of where we have come from; in 1700 we averaged about 4 pounds of sugar per year, in 1800 about 18 pounds, in 1900 about 90 pounds and in 2009 about 180 pounds – about 1/2 pound per day!  The real challenge today is that we are not consuming ‘regular’ sugar – we are consuming mostly fructose in the form of high fructose corn syrup (HFCS)

This metabolic disaster can be more easily understood by listening/watching Dr. Robert Lustig’s  Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California.  His lecture is a bit long however, very compelling!  Eating fructose is worse than eating fat!

The stress load that the liver receives is huge and one drink of soda is as damaging as a can of beer!  Image how many children have 3-5 cans of soda each day!  Few short years ago we did NOT have obese children, we did NOT have diabetes out of control in young children, we did NOT have 32% of adults obese, and children did NOT have high blood pressure challenges.  HFCS IS THE PROBLEM!

Fructose is turned into FAT (VLDL and triglycerides) which turns into fat on your bodyFructose elevates URIC acid (cause of gout), which decreases nitric oxide, raises angiotension and causes your smooth muscle cells to contract, raising your blood pressure and putting your kidneys at high risk.  4.5% of children now have high blood pressure!  Scary stuff!

Fructose tricks your body into gaining weight by fooling your metabolism.  It turns your body’s appetite control system OFF.  Your “hunger hormone” is left on while your “satiety hormone” is NOT turned ON.  This results in eating too much and then being hungry again very soon.

The list of health risks consuming fructose is very long.  Dr. Richard Johnson author of “The Sugar Fix: The High Fructose Fallout That is Making You Fat and Sick” makes a strong connection between excess fructose consumption and high uric acid (gout) levels.

Nancy Appleton, PhD, author of the book “Lick the Sugar Habit” has an extensive list (too long for this post) however, here are a few of the more important ones;

Sugar will suppress your immune system…

Sugar causes mineral deficiencies and interferes with absorption of calcium and magnesium…

Sugar causes hyperactivity, anxiety, concentration difficulties, produces increased levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol…

Sugar feeds cancer cells…

Sugar can cause gallstones, appendicitis, hemorrhoids, varicose veins, food allergies, emphysema and many more…  The suffering becomes obvious from consuming excess amounts of sugar especially in the form of fructose.

Wisdom always brings us back to the same place namely, moderation is very important and we should eat our foods in the most natural form that we can.  Please be careful as to the amount of your carbohydrate intake.  Remember that you intake 1 teaspoon of sugar for every 20 calories of carbohydrates.

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Cayenne – This Simple Herb is a Life Savior!

August 8, 2010 by Healthyhank

Cayenne can ‘repair’ an ulcer?  Cayenne can ‘stop’ a heart attack or stroke?  Cayenne can ‘stop’ a ruptured artery blood flow?  How can that be?

About 20 years ago I was taking a Dr. John Christopher Master Herbalist course.  Dr Christopher was an amazing herbalist with a heart as large as the State of Idaho during the early decades of the 20 century…  born in 1909 and died of a severe head injury in 1983.  He was put in jail many times during his medical career because he used simple herbs and common sense very successfully.  In 1953 he started his herbalist school that his son David successfully manages.

This course taught me many of the foundational solutions to wellness.  The teaching about Cayenne had a big impact on me.

My opening line made some strong statements about an ulcer, a heart attack or stroke, a flowing ruptured artery?  Cayenne is probably the most powerful individual herb on the earth. 

I personally have used tincture of cayenne and powder numerous times; one important time was when a collogue was at my office and began to have a heart attack and was quickly going very grey…  I knew that if I called 911 and waited for very long he would be dead.  I grabbed my bottle of tincture of cayenne (200,000 HI) and put about 20 drops in a small amount of water – then forced him to drink it.  In about 15 seconds he was violently coughing and within 90 seconds his color was PINK!  He went home and slept and was back at work the next day… cayenne saved his life.

Another story; it was Christmas time and we had 12 people for a special dinner.  It was time for me to carve the ribs and I cut a very deep gash in my hand.  Blood was squirting from the cut and I called for help getting an eyedropper of cayenne in my body.  Taking the cayenne, the bleeding stopped almost immediately.  I then got powdered cayenne poured into the wound, used butterfly bandages, gauss wrapped and then applied drops of Helichrysum (essential oil) to eliminate the pain.  I then went back to carving my roast :).  Less than 10 minutes had passed and the next day all you saw was a brown line – no swelling – no bruising.  After a couple of weeks – no mark/scar!

The main reason this happened is as follows; the pressure at the point of the heart attack, stroke or artery rupture is very high, cayenne causes so much heat that the blood pressure system will equalize throughout.  When the cayenne takes effect the pressure is removed from the ‘spot’.  Pouring cayenne powder directly into a wound will also stop the bleeding very quickly.

The list of things that cayenne helps is quite long, here is a partial;

  1. Circulatory stimulant – blood pressure reduces itself to normal.
  2. Cayenne equalizes blood pressure, influencing the heart immediately, and then extends its effects to the venous structure.
  3. Cayenne is a certain remedy for a heart attack/stroke – of all edible plants cayenne is the richest sources of Vitamin E – the heart builder.
  4. Commonly used as a gastric stimulant and digestive aid.
  5. Cayenne helps repair/protect a stomach ulcer by triggering mucus to protect the stomach – directly the opposite of medical opinion.
  6. Cayenne will increase a person’s feeling of vitality.
  7. Cayenne is used as an accentuator – it helps deliver herbs to the afflicted part of the body.

I have cayenne tinctures in each car, my briefcase and each bathroom.  Learn about this herb and gain another powerful tool!

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Hemp Seed, Protein & Oil – The Best On Earth!

July 14, 2010 by Healthyhank

No other single plant source provides complete protein in such an easily digestible form, nor has the oils essential to life in as perfect a ratio for human health and vitality.  Today, in the USA, Canada and European countries etc hemp seed and its oil is also being used for nutritional rather than just its medicinal or narcotic values.

This is one of the most potent foods available!  It provides a broad spectrum of health benefits from weight loss to building the immune system.

Amazingly it has been found that hemp seeds protein is about 65% globulin, edestin plus quantities of albumin (present in all seeds) so it is easily digestible, in addition the protein is available in a form quite similar to that found in blood plasma.  Hemp protein contains all the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids necessary to maintain healthy human life.

Pioneers in the field of biochemistry and human nutrition now believe cardiovascular disease (CVD) and most cancers are really diseases of fatty degeneration caused by the continued over-consumption of saturated fats and refined vegetable oils.

The short list of hemp food currently on the market of USA and in European countries include: hemp oil, hemp cheese (just as good as real cheese and melts great!), hemp ice cream, hemp butters, hemp flour, hemp baked goods, hemp tofu, hemp burgers (tempeh), roasted hemp seeds and hemp beer.  Some of these are now available in health food stores…

Hemp seed is the premier plant-seed provider of globulin starting material — the highest in the plant kingdom. Eating hemp seeds will insure the immune system has the reservoir of immunoglobulin resources needed to make disease destroying antibodies.

Beyond basic nutrition, hemp oil may help to prevent many of today’s increasingly common degenerative diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, weakened immune functions, arthritis, behavioral problems, high cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, skin affections and dry skin and hair, pms, sterility and even hair loss.

Hemp seed oil is one of the lowest in saturated fats at eight per cent of total.  1-4 per cent g-linolenic acid (GLA) and 15.25 per cent a-linolenic acid oil volume. The oil pressed from hemp seed contains 53-60 per cent linoleic acid (LA) and (LNA). Essential fatty acids govern growth, vitality and state of mind. LA and LNA are involved in transferring oxygen from the air in the lungs to every cell in the body. They play a part in holding oxygen in the cell membrane where it acts as a barrier to invading viruses and bacteria, neither of which thrive in the presence of oxygen.

Hemp is not unique in having all the essential amino acids in its embryonic seed. Flax seeds also contain all the essential amino acids as do many other seeds in the plant kingdom. What is unique about hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. That is the highest in the plant kingdom.  It also has the best EFA ratio…

The body’s ability to resist and recover from illness depends upon how rapidly it can produce massive amounts of antibodies to fend off the initial attack. If the globulin protein starting material is in short supply the army of antibodies may be too small to prevent the symptoms of sickness from setting in.

Hemp seed is the premier plant-seed provider of globulin starting material — the highest in the plant kingdom. Eating hemp seeds will insure the immune system has the reservoir of immunoglobulin resources needed to make disease destroying antibodies.

Please do your own study of hemp seed, hemp protein (easily assimilated by everyone – moms, babies, body builders, convalescents, and the elderly – EVERYONE!) and hemp oil… this is some of the most important work that I have done!

If you are in a State that has laws that allow medicinal cannabis, make use of that right.  If not, do your homework and then get involved and convince your State representatives to understand the importance of hemp (see last post) growing for general uses and the cannabis side to protect ourselves and our loved ones from diseases!

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Virgin Coconut Oil – Condemned in the 80’s – Now Honored – Finally!

February 6, 2010 by Healthyhank

 

When the “polyunsaturated” vegetable oil battles were being waged in the 70’s, I was being indoctrinated that all saturated oils were BAD!  Since I was a ‘younger’ (30’s) nutritional student I began to ‘buy into’ that theme.  However, I LOVED butter and believed that there was something wrong with the theory that ALL saturated fats were bad… 

By the early 80’s I had been properly schooled by ‘older people’ that something was wrong in ‘Denmark’ and the polyunsaturated movement was attached to the cholesterol fraud and that some saturated fats were fine.  Especially my butter.  My best breakfast was 3 eggs, a small amount of meat and some good bread – loaded with butter. 🙂 Check out why I was right! 

During the 80’s it was ‘declared’ by the ‘oil purveyors’ that the absolute worst saturated oils were coconut and palm oil!  Now that claim was not easily countered…  I didn’t pay much attention since I was not attracted to either oil.  Now keep in mind that for thousands of years cultures have used butter, tallow and suet from beef and lamb, lard from pigs, chicken, goose and duck fat, coconut, palm and palm kernel oils within very healthy communities. First caution sign? 

During this time the opposite was being belched out at us here in America; that polyunsaturated vegetable oils, hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils, industrially processed liquid oil such as soy corn, safflower, cottonseed and canola oils were the only oils to use.  Keep in mind that Trans fatty acids were not a topic on the table…    

In the late 90’s I read some of Dr Mary Enig’s work and the truth began to come to me in clear crisp messages.  Confirmation to me that the cholesterol and saturated oil movement was one of the biggest frauds ever perpetrated on a nation and the world.  Our grand mothers were right – eat your food as close to the way God made it and you’ll be ok!  If man has messed with it you lose! 

Back to virgin coconut oil… It is solid below 76 degrees, liquid above.  It is anti bacterial, anti viral, anti fungal, it will help raise HDL and lower LDL, it will increase metabolism and promote healthy thyroid function, help control blood sugars, it is fabulous for your skin and will correct skin problems, it won’t break down while cooking on high heat, it will help you lose weight and on and on!  Wow, what a list! Just make sure that it is processed the “old way” and is labeled “virgin”.  I use a few different suppliers depending on the sales – Tropical Traditions and Nutiva.  There are numerous others – Dr Mercola has a very ‘smooth’ product (search VCO). 

I can’t get into the details of why it is so good in the writing except that it primarily has to do with coconut oil having lauric acid.  Outside of mother’s milk coconut oils have the next highest amount.   Vegetable oils have long chain fatty acids (LCT) which are destructive while coconut oil has short and medium chain fatty acids (MCT) which are very healthy/powerful. 

Do some investigating about virgin coconut and coconut oils and you will find one of the most powerful natural gifts that have been given to us.  I personally take about three tablespoons a day.  I use it as butter, when I cook/fry, in anything that is hot – I look for opportunities to use more.  Simple solutions are what ‘Mother Nature” has brought us – man continues to create “business” by destroying the natural ways that we should eat and live.

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