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Draining Your Lymph Fluids is easy & Important

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The lymphatic system plays a very important role in the human body’s fight against disease. It’s largely made up of a network of thin tubes (filled with clear lymphatic fluid) and lymph nodes. The thymus, spleen and bone marrow also all play vital parts in the function of the lymphatic system.

The lymph nodes house the lymphatic fluid which contains lymphocytes and other white blood cells, vital components of our blood that fight infection and cancer.

If our lymph fluids get backed up in the nodes or if there are problems with our lymph ducts, it can cause the nodes to swell and become inflamed, on top of compromising the body’s immune system. [1]

White blood cells are the primary reason why the lymphatic system is so important. If your blood is drawn during a medical checkup, WBC levels are one of the things your doctor will look at in determining if you have an infection. When pathogens invade the body, white blood cells exit the lymph nodes and enter the bloodstream to fight the infection – this is characterized typically by two things: a fever and a high WBC count. Low WBC counts in the presence of a fever can signify a problem with your immunity. [2]

Unlike the cardiovascular system however, the lymphatic system is not a closed system – and in humans it does not have a pump. This means that the movement of the lymph fluid relies on the physical movement of the body in order to circulate and prevent the nodes and ducts from becoming blocked with dead white blood cells. Without adequate movement of the fluid, lymph nodes can become infected and disturb the normal homeostasis in the body’s immune and vascular systems. In the brain, a lack of lymph drainage can damage memory and contribute to Alzheimer’s disease. The same thing happens when the lymph nodes near our major organ systems don’t flow and drain effectively – it can cause widespread organ dysfunction

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Certain kinds of movement and exercise are regarded as beneficial to the lymphatic system as they assist the movement and drainage of the lymph.

Natural Drainage Of Lymph: 3 Methods

#1: Massage

This method is one of the most popular ways to manually drain your lymph nodes, particularly in areas like the breast and armpit. When massaging the breast, gently make circular motions that lead away from the areola and towards the armpit, then downwards. This promotes drainage of the lymph fluid away from the nodes of the breast and axilla to the body’s vasculature. You can also apply this technique to other lymph nodes of the body.

#2: Exercise

Another way to effectively get all your lymph nodes properly drained is to exercise! Moderate exercise that helps improve vascular circulation also promotes adequate drainage of lymph fluid, about two to three times better than not doing any exercise at all. This is because lymph flow in and out of the nodes is increased during exercise. You can try jogging, walking, cycling, or other similar exercises for at least 30 minutes, three times a week to promote proper drainage of your lymph nodes.

#3: Rebound Therapy

This last method is technically a form of exercise but warrants its own special focus as a unique and valuable drainage method. Rebound therapy is slowly gaining recognition for a variety of health benefits that range from physical to emotional. Have you ever wondered why kids instinctively want to bounce – on anything from a bouncy castle to your newly made double bed? There might be something to it… it’s really good for your health!

Through gentle bouncing or rebounding on a trampoline (or similar surface), circulation and lymph drainage is improved, aside from promoting an increased state of wellbeing. The science behind it lies with the lymph ducts’ valves. In this regard, bouncing can be likened to a more intense form of walking. When pressure is placed on the lower extremities (when you prepare for a bounce or take a step), the valves in the lymph ducts close and open when the pressure is released. When you bounce, the valves close and open more fully than walking or jogging, promoting better lymph fluid evacuation.

Many people who are into this exercise obtain a special rebounding trampoline – a portable 36″ (or similar size) mini-trampoline that allows them to get in their bounce time. It’s a great form of exercise and lots of fun – just put on your favorite music and bounce to it, what could be more awesome than that? 🙂 Here’s an example of a rebounding trampoline on Amazon that got TONS of great reviews if you want to learn more: Stamina 36 inch Folding Trampoline

References:

[1] National Institutes of Health. Lymph system. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002247.htm

[2] National Institutes of Health. WBC count. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003643.htm

[3] Weller, R., Djuanda, E., Yow, H. & Carare, R. (2009). Lymphatic drainage of the brain and of neurological disease. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00401-008-0457-0

[4] Estourgie, S., et. al. (2004). Lymphatic Drainage Patters From the Breast. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1356216/

[5] Lane, K., et. al. (2005). Exercise and the Lymphatic System. http://link.springer.com/article/10.2165/00007256-200535060-00001

[6] Zimmermann, B. (2014). Flush Out Body Toxins Through Rebounding Exercise. http://beyondgoodhealthclinics.com.au/flush-body-toxins-rebounding-exercise/

[7] Rennie, J. (2007). Learning Disability: Physical Therapy Treatment, A Collaborative Approach. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=dueeIxJ3ilkC&oi=fnd&pg=PA249

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Henry Sapiecha

MIMOSA TENUIFLORA TREE PARTS – HEALS THE BODY

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Mimosa tenuiflora

Another wonder plant for healing the body.

Mimosa tenuiflora
Mimosa tenuiflora
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Mimosoideae
Genus: Mimosa
Species: M. tenuiflora
Binomial name
Mimosa tenuiflora
(Willd.) Poir.[1][2]
Range of Mimosa tenuiflora
Synonyms

Mimosa tenuiflora (Jurema, Tepezcohuite) is a perennial evergreen tree or shrub native to the northeastern region of Brazil (Paraíba, Rio Grande do Norte, Ceará, Pernambuco, Bahia) and found as far north as southern Mexico (Oaxaca and coast of Chiapas). It is most often found in lower altitudes, but it can be found as high as 1000 m.

Description

The fern-like branches have leaves that are Mimosa like, finely pinnate, growing to 5 cm long. Each compound leaf contains 15-33 pairs of bright green leaflets 5-6  mm long. The tree itself grows up to 8 m tall and it can reach 4-5 m tall in less than 5 years. The white,fragrant flowers occur in loosely cylindrical spikes 4-8 cm long. In the Northern Hemisphere it blossoms and produces fruit from November to June or July. In the Southern Hemisphere it blooms primarily from September to January. The fruit is brittle and averages 2.5–5 cm long. Each pod contains 4–6 seeds that are oval, flat, light brown and 3–4 mm in diameter. There are about 145 seeds/g. In the Southern Hemisphere, the fruit ripens from February to April.

The tree’s bark is dark brown to gray. It splits lengthwise and the inside is reddish brown.

The tree’s wood is dark reddish brown with a yellow center. It is very dense, durable and strong, having a density of about 1.11 g/cm³.

Mimosa tenuiflora does very well after a forest fire, or other major ecological disturbance.It is a prolific pioneer plant It drops its leaves on the ground, continuously forming a thin layer of mulch and eventually humus. Along with its ability to fix nitrogen, the tree conditions the soil, making it ready for other plant species to come along.

Medicinal uses

Disaster response

Mimosa tenuiflora “tepezcohuite” proved vital in the treatment of some of the 5000 burn victims of the 1984 San Juanico Disaster (liquid petroleum gas explosion) near Mexico City.

The Maya in Mexico have used Mimosa tenuiflora “tepezcohuite” for over 1000 years to help heal wounds.

Mimosa tenuiflora root bark

The Mayans of Mexico have used roasted Mimosa tenuiflora “tepezcohuite” bark to treat lesions of the skin for over a thousand years.

Powdered tepezcohuite bark contains large amounts (16%) of tannins, which act as an astringent, making the skin stop bleeding. This helps protect the body from infection, while the skin builds new protective tissue.

Tannins in Mimosa tenuiflora bark help protect it from microorganisms.

Tannins in the bark diminish capillary permeability. The bark provides important micronutrients such as ions of zinc, copper, manganese, iron and magnesium, which play an important role in cellular repair and protection. It also contains antioxidant flavonoids.

Mimosa tenuiflora “tepezcohuite” proved vital in the treatment of some of the 5000 burn victims in the aftermath of a series of explosions at large liquid petroleum gas explosion at a huge facility located near Mexico City in San Juan Ixhuatepec (San Juanico), November 19, 1984. It was also used to treat victims of a large 1985 earthquake in Mexico. Powder from the bark has a 2-3 hour pain killing effect on the skin. Bark powder causes skin to regenerate fully in a matter of weeks.The results and some mechanisms thereof have been confirmed in the laboratoryTepezcohuite is used to treat acne, psoriasis and herpes.

Extensive research has been performed in labs in Mexico, Canada and the United Kingdom. It is now used in commercial hair and skin products for rejuvenating skin.
The bark is known to be rich in tannins, saponins, alkaloids, lipids, phytosterols, glucosides, xylose, rhamnose, arabinose, lupeol, methoxychalcones and kukulkanins. In vitro studies have shown three times more bacteriocidal activity on bacterial cultures than streptomycin, and it works to some degree in vivo.

In addition to the above effects, tepezcohuite may protect and stimulate the generation of collagen and “elastina,” as well as providing protecting flavonoids and hyaluronic acid, a building block for tissue regeneration.[citation needed]

Treating traumatic injury

For traumatic injuries, tepezcohuite is believed to protect exposed bone and to help regenerate soft tissue. As mentioned before, it is an antiseptic. It is also used in the prevention of inflammation.

Treating venous leg ulcerations

Mimosa tenuiflora has been shown to be very effective in treating venous leg ulcerations, a condition especially problematic for people with diabetes.

Other

A tea made of the leaves and stem is used to treat tooth pain.

For cases of cough and bronchitis, a water extract (decoction) of Mimosa tenuiflora is drunk. handful of bark in one liter of water is used by itself or in a syrup The solution is drunk until the symptoms subside.

Other uses

The tree is an acceptable source of forage or fodder for animals, providing vital protein and other nutrients.It does well in the dry season and in drought, while providing life saving food for local livestock and animals. Cows, goats and sheep eat the pods and leaves. There seems to be evidence that Mimosa tenuiflora forage or fodder is teratogenic to pregnant ruminants in Brazil.[15][16]

The tree is an important source of forage for bees, especially during the dry season and in the beginning of the wet season.

Mimosa tenuiflora root nodules, like these shown from soybeans, contain nitrogen fixing bacteria, which convert air nitrogen into nitrogen fertilizer for the plant, while improving the surrounding soil.

Like most plants in the Fabaceae family, Mimosa tenuiflora fertilizes the soil via nitrogen fixing bacteria. The tree is useful in fighting soil erosion and for reforestation.

Mimosa tenuiflora is a very good source of fuel wood and works very well for making posts, most likely because of its high tannin content (16%), which protects it from rot. It is used to make bridges, buildings, fences, furniture and wheels. It is an excellent source of charcoal and at least one study has been done to see why this is the case.

The bark of the tree has a high tannin content of about 16%making it is widely used as a natural dye and in leather production.

The healing properties of the tree make it useful in treating domestic animals. A solution of the leaves or bark can also be used for washing animals in the prevention of parasites. Because the tree keeps most of its leaves during the dry season, it is an important source of shade for animals and plants during that time.

Entheogenic uses

Mimosa tenuiflora is an entheogen known as Jurema, Jurema Preta, Black Jurema, and Vinho de Jurema. Dried Mexican Mimosa tenuiflora root bark has been recently shown to have a DMT (Dimethyltryptamine) content of about 1%The stem bark has about 0.03% DMT. The bark is the part of the tree traditionally used in northeastern Brazil in a psychoactive decoction also called Jurema or Yurema. Analogously, the traditional Western Amazonian sacrament Ayahuasca is brewed from indigenous ayahuasca vines. However, to date no ?-carbolines such as harmala alkaloids have been detected in Mimosa tenuiflora decoctions, yet the root bark is consistently used without added MAOI.

This presents challenges to the pharmacological understanding of how DMT from the plant is rendered orally active as an entheogen. In this view, if MAOI is neither present in the plant nor added to the mixture, the enzyme MAO will break apart DMT in the human gut, preventing the active molecule from entering blood and brain.

The isolation of a new compound called “Yuremamine” from Mimosa tenuiflora as reported in 2005 represents a new class of phyto-indoles, which may explain an apparent oral activity of DMT in Jurema.

Propagation

For outside planting, USDA Zone 9 or higher is recommended.

In nature, Mimosa tenuiflora “. . .fruits and seeds are disseminated by the wind in a radius of 5–8 m from the mother plant; rain carries them from slopes to lower plains and human activities contribute to their dissemination.”

For cultivation, the seed pods are collected once they start to spontaneously open on the tree. The collected pods are laid out in the sun so that the pods open up and release their seeds. The seeds can then be planted in sandy soil with sun exposure.

Scarification of the seed via mechanical means or by using sulphuric acid greatly increases the germination rate of the seeds over non-treatment. The seeds can be sown directly into holes in the ground or planted in prepared areas.

The seeds can germinate in temperatures ranging from 10–30 °C, but the highest germination rate occurs at around 25 °C (about 96%), even after four years of storage. Germination takes about 2–4 weeks.

It is also possible to propagate Mimosa tenuiflora via cuttings.

Trimming adult Mimosa tenuiflorae during the rainy season is not recommended because it can cause them to perish.

See also

  • Dimethyltryptamine
  • Psychedelic plants
  • Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 27th Nov 2009
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WORMWOOD HAS SOME MAGIC PROPERTIES FOR CURES…?

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Wormwood

Scientific Names
Forms
Traditional Usage
Overview
Active Ingredients
Suggested Amount
Drug Interactions
Contraindications
Side Effects


Scientific Names:
Artemisia absinthium L. [Fam. Asteraceae]

Forms:
Cut and dried leaves and flowering tops of wormwood; wormwood infusions and thujone-free wormwood extracts.

Traditional Usage:
– Antibacterial
– Antifungal
– Antihelmintic (worm expellant)
– Antiparasitic
– Appetite Loss
– Bile Deficiency
– Bile Duct Disorders
– Bloating
– Chronic gastritis
– Dyspepsia
– Fever
– Flatulence
– Gall Bladder Cleansing
– Gas
– Intestinal Worms
– Liver Cleansing
– Memory Loss
– Mental Functioning
– Stomach Disorders
–  Worms


Overview:
Wormwood, Artemisia absinthium L. [Fam. Asteraceae], is an extremely bitter medicinal herb native to Europe that is also now naturalized, from garden cultivation, in eastern North America. Wormwood leaves were traditionally nibbled to stimulate appetite. Wormwood tea was a traditional folk remedy for treating delayed menses, fevers, liver and gall bladder ailments, and as a worm expellant (vermifuge). It is still among the most popular antihelmintic (anti-worm), antiparasitic and repellent plants used in Central Italy. Wormwood can be used as a bitter tonic to stimulate the appetite and aid digestion. It is especially effective for dyspepsia because it acts on the stomach and gall bladder and relieves feelings of fullness and the accumulation of gases in the digestive system. The plant extracts are diuretic, antiseptic and vermifuge. The essential oil can be used externally for relief of rheumatic pain and contains many antibacterial and antifungal compounds. Wormwood is also reputed to enhance or restore mental functions, including memory, according to traditional Western European medicine. Recent studies show that wormwood ethanol extract has human central nervous system (CNS) cholinergic receptor binding activity. The most potent extract, active at less than 1 mg/ml, was comparable in displacement activity with that of carbamylcholine chloride, a potent acetylcholine analogue. Choline is also found in the extract itself, but its concentration does not account for more than 5% of the displacement activity observed. Wormwood contains a compound called thujone that is known to be toxic. Acaricidal properties of essential oils of Artemisia absinthium and a related plant, Tanacetum vulgare (tansy) [Fam. Asteraceae] are attributed largely to beta-thujone – so thujone may be beneficial in wormwood products for expelling worms as well. Wormwood was formerly the main ingredient of the liqueur called absinth, but due to the toxicity of thujone, absinth was outlawed in France in 1915.


Active Ingredients:
Wormwood contains: 0.15-0.4% bitter substances and 0.2-1.5% essential oil; sesquiterpene lactones, with as the main component the dimeric guianolid, absinthin (0.20-0.28%); other sesquiterpene lactones include artabsin, matricin, anbsinthin etc., and the pelenolides, hydroxypelenolide can be detected during the TLC identification of the drug. Essential Oil: consists mainly of terpens but also includes b- or x-thujone ((1S, 4 R)-thugan-3-one or (1S, 4S)-thujan-3-one), trans-sabinyl acetate, cis-epoxyocimene, or chrysanthenyl acetate. Of the more than fifty other identified mono- and sesquiterpenes, thujan, thujyl, alcohol, linalool, and cineole, as well as x-bisabolol, b-curcumene, and spathulenol may be mentioned. Various flavonoids occur in the drug, and caffeic and other phenolic carboxylic acids have been detected; small amounts of polyacetylenes are also present; traces of a mixture comprising two diastereoisomeric homoditerpene peroxides (with in vitro antimalarial activity); some 24z-ethylcholesta-7,22-dien-3b-ol (antipyretic activity).


Suggested Amount:
To prepare wormwood tea: Pour boiling water over half a teaspoon of finely chopped wormwood herb. Steep for ten minutes then strain. Unless otherwise prescribed drink infusion several times a day a half-hour before meals. 1 Teaspoon = ca. 1.5 g.
Do not exceed recommended dose. Wormwood is not recommended for internal use for more than three weeks at a time due to the presence of thujone, which can cause convulsions if taken at very high concentrations. Thujone-free wormwood extracts are available and are recommended for long-term therapeutic use of this herb.


Drug Interactions:
None known.


Contraindications:
Should be avoided by people with stomach and intestinal ulcers. People suffering from psychiatric disorders may also want to consult with their physician prior to using wormwood therapeutically.


Side Effects:
None know if used as prescribed. Wormwood is safe when used as prescribed however it is not uncommon for users to experience strange and/or vivid dreams while taking the herb due to the compound, thujone. The toxicity of wormwood is attributed to the herb’s content of thujone, which can cause convulsions if taken at very high concentrations. Overdose of wormwood may cause intoxication, vomiting, stomach and intestinal cramps, urine retention, stupor, and in serious cases renal damage, convulsions, vertigo, and tremors may occur if taken in high doses. Wormwood was formerly the main ingredient of the liqueur called absinth, but due to the toxicity of thujone, which becomes concentrated in the drink, absinth was outlawed in France in 1915. Intoxication from absinthe liqueurs has been likened to that induced by marijuana. A syndrome called absinthism, common to drinkers (before it was outlawed), included many serious side effects including derangement of the digestive organs, intense thirst, restlessness, vertigo, tingling in the ears, trembling in the arms, hands and legs, numbness of extremities, loss of muscular power, delirium, loss of intellect, brain damage, general paralysis and death. Duke (1985) sites one reference that recounts a singular event where the daily ingestion of Italian vermouth (containing wormwood leaves, stems and flowering-heads) is suspected as a causative factor in a case of esophageal cancer. [Duke JA. 1985. Wormwood. In Handbook of Medicinal Herbs. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, p. 66-67.]
Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha

16th Sept 2009

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NATURAL CURE FOR HEARTBURN & ACID REFLUX

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Dear Heartburn and Acid Reflux Sufferer,

Does your throat feel hairy and your chest burning?

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If you’re tired of burning a hole through your esophagus, choking on stomach acid, propping your head up on thirteen pillows to sleep… all because of your painful heartburn and acid reflux, then this will be the most important message you ever read!

I was in your shoes, not too long ago. And I’ve found a cure that can help you, and I want you to know about it, because…

I NO LONGER SUFFER from

Acid Reflux, Heartburn, Hiatal

Hernia, Gastritis, Esophageal

Reflux, or Bile Reflux!

(Yes, I’ve suffered from them

all…)

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You see, in 1976, I almost died during stomach surgery for some bleeding ulcers. The doctors operated on my stomach, but while in surgery, they connected a bile duct to my stomach, instead of my small intestine… which caused bile to creep up into my esophagus.

After surgery, I couldn’t sleep on my right side without bile building up… and the only way I could get rid of it was by vomiting.

For almost a year, I had to vomit about three or four times every day. It was disgusting, and I knew I couldn’t go on like this forever – the acid was killing me!

I pretty much tried everything to overcome my reflux nightmare.

I tried using 13 pillows. Then I bought one of those “hospital beds” that adjust so your head is propped up all the time.

Then, a miracle happened.

One night, I really slept well. I didn’t have any reflux! But I couldn’t figure out… why???

So I back-tracked, and the only thing I could remember doing before going to bed was eating an apple! So, I started doing some experiments with different brands of apples… and discovered…

There was one specific brand of apple that helped me completely wipe out my reflux!

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I started taking apples with me everywhere I went. And I found out I didn’t need to eat an entire apple… just one slice would do the trick.

So, with the apple, I had a reflux remedy  but not a full-fledged cure (since I still needed to take apples with me everywhere I went).

At first, the report contained just my “apple remedy”… but now, after doing a lot more research, and getting a TON of feedback from other reflux sufferers,

I have released an entirely new & improved version of our report… that has more than just a remedy, but a cure!

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That’s right, our new report explains how you can cure acid reflux, heartburn, bile reflux, esophageal reflux, and even hiatal hernia, using one of three different safe, natural remedies that we have discovered.

These three natural remedies have been proven to work thousands of times by our customers… quickly (within minutes), safely (no side effects), and without drugs!

We have taken all of our research and put it into a report that you can order and read on your computer just minutes from right now…

I want to help you end the suffering, the painful burning feeling in your chest, just behind your breastbone after eating, the burning sensation in your throat. I want to help stop your chest pains, your difficulty swallowing, and your sleepless nights because I’ve been there before…

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And there’s really no good reason you should be taking drugs, when you can be cured using a natural remedy!

I want to help you end the suffering, the painful burning feeling in your chest, just behind your breastbone after eating, the burning sensation in your throat. I want to help stop your chest pains, your difficulty swallowing, and your sleepless nights because I’ve been there before…

Most doctors won’t tell you about these natural remedies…
Because they never learn about them in medical school!

You’re about to discover a safe & natural way to get long-lasting relief from your pain AND

Cure the cause of your disease.

Heartburn is the most common symptom of acid reflux, and it’s caused by stomach acid backing up into your esophagus. The pain is often described as a burning sensation, rising from the stomach into the center of your chest.

Occasional heartburn doesn’t necessarily mean you suffer from Acid Reflux Disease. However, if you experience heartburn more than twice per week, and if your heartburn gets worse after you eat or when you lie down or bend over, you probably have a more serious condition than heartburn. You probably have Acid Reflux Disease.

Acid Reflux Disease (also called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD) occurs when the reflux of stomach acid is frequent enough that it causes continual problems in your daily life, and/or results in damage to your esophagus.

Acid Reflux Disease and Heartburn can be Cured Quickly — Without Drugs, Using a Safe & Natural Home Remedy, Explained Fully in the “Heartburn & Reflux Remedy Report”

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You see, at the top of your stomach is a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter (LES), which normally opens and closes allowing food to enter the stomach. It also prevents the acid in your stomach from backing up into your esophagus.

With GERD, the LES opens at inappropriate times, allowing acid from the stomach to leak into the esophagus, where it doesn’t belong.

Acid reflux disease can also lead to more serious medical conditions that require hospitalization and even surgery.

In some acid reflux patients, acid can be regurgitated into the lungs, causing a cough or wheezing.

Acid reflux in the throat can cause sore throat. If acid reaches the mouth, it can dissolve the enamel of the teeth.

Millions of people have the disease and suffer from the pain of heartburn every day.

Now You May Be Wondering…
Why You Shouldn’t Just Use Prescription Drugs?

WARNING: Many people who have Acid Reflux Disease take prescription drugs like Prilosec, Prevacid or Nexium. While these drugs may help treat symptoms in the short-term (4 to 8 weeks, maximum), long-term use can cause the body to produce an extra amount of the hormone called gastrin. Gastrin is the substance that tells your stomach to make more acid. There are gastrin receptors on the esophageal, pancreatic, and gastric cancer cells, and over-production of gastrin can cause these cancer cells to grow too large, thus greatly increasing the risk of getting cancer in these areas.

Another problem with prescription drugs is the fact that many people take more than one medication, and the effects of one drug can amplify or alter the effects of another.

This can lead to serious reactions or even death in some cases. These reactions can also occur with over-the-counter medications, too.

Prescription drugs also increase the risk of recreational drug use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that an estimated 4 million people use prescription drugs non-medically, which can lead to addictions. Also, overdosing, whether intentional or unintentional, can lead to severe body damage or death.

Prescription drugs can also build up toxins in your body, especially as you age – because your metabolism slows down, and your body is less able to process the medication.

Don’t you agree that you’d be better off using a natural home remedy, instead of prescription drugs?

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And What About Antacids?…

Antacids (such as Pepcid, Zantac, Tagamet, Rolaids, and Tums) only mask the underlying problem of your heartburn or acid reflux. Most antacids contain excessive amounts of minerals such as Sodium, Aluminum, Calcium, and Magnesium. Excessive mineral imbalances can be very harmful, leading to cancer, hypertension or even Alzheimer’s Disease.

So as you’ve learned, there are many serious reasons why you need to try a safe & natural home remedy, instead of prescription drugs or antacids!

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Sourced from a genuine serious sufferer of acid reflux.

Published by Henry Sapiecha 7th Sept 2009

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SARS VIRUS – IS IT A DEATH SENTENCE?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

SARS – THE VIRUS

You Need to Know

IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS

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SARS is one of the most dangerous viruses on the face of the earth. SARS stands for Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome

It infects the lungs. It is one of the most dangerous and contagious diseases on the face of the earth because it is most often fatal.

The first appearance of SARS was discovered in China recently  in November of late 2002.

Within an extremely important period of time, only six weeks, the SARS virus had spread throughout the entire world. It was mainly spread by international travelers that did not know they had contracted the disease.

During that period of time the World Health Organization or WHO, said that close to 8,000 people were infected. Along with those infections a total of eight hundred people died of the SARS syndrome. During this initial outbreak the entire world was in a complete panic. The world was concerned over the fact that the virus could have turned into a global pandemic. The good thing is that this pandemic never occurred and there has not been an outbreak of SARS since 2004.

SARS has many signs and symptoms that are associated with it.

When someone first contracts SARS they have a low fever.

This symptom usually does not start until ten days after the virus is contracted. Some of the most obvious signs of contraction of the SARS disease is a headache and muscle soreness. Another symptom that some people get is chills or discomfort.

Many people develop a small, dry cough after approximately five days. Some cases of SARS can develop into bad cases of pneumonia resulting in depleted oxygen levels in the blood. If you do have SARS you should stay home because you don’t want to start a global pandemic! After symptoms go away, you should still stay home for approximately ten days to ensure that your illness is gone.

Knowing when to see a doctor can sometimes be difficult. If you have any of the signs or symptoms of SARS you should immediately seek medical assistance. Part of saving yourself from SARS is catching it early. If you let SARS go untreated for a long period of time then you may find that it becomes fatal. There is little chance that SARS will ever turn into another global pandemic. It is still important to monitor people for symptoms of SARS because there is always a possibility that the illness will resurface once again.

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 24th August 2009

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ALLERGIES – ARE YOU A SUFFERER?

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Allergy causes revealed

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Do you have an allergy? Do these allergies  affect your breathing? There are actually several different types of allergies that can affect how you breathe. They can hit adults and children alike and they can be very frustrating and in some rare cases, even life threatening. What do you know about allergies that affect breathing and how you can prevent and maintain these allergies?

There are different types of allergies that can affect your breathing or cause allergy-induced asthma, also making it difficult to breathe. This can seriously impact your life so that you can not take part in normal daily activities. Some people become severely worse when they go outdoors so this can prevent you from taking part in outdoor activities, playing sports or even just going for a walk.

Some people are seriously allergic to indoor allergens, pet dander, mold and other indoor causes that can make it very difficult for their daily lives. This will change the way you live your life and if it goes untreated, it can be very harmful. You may not be able to have a family pet, clean certain areas of your home by yourself and you may have to take special precautions such as removing carpeting from the home, using an air purifier and more just to be able to relax in your own home. Going to visit in other people’s homes can be a real problem for you as well.

Allergy symptoms

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How can you know if you have allergies that affect breathing? Often this condition is mistaken for the common cold or flu but it may last for many weeks or months. Most people have what is referred to as “seasonal allergies” meaning that they will experience symptoms during certain seasons of the year and other times they will be symptom free. Some symptoms of allergies that affect breathing are sneezing (often the sneezes come in sets of threes), watery eyes, itchy eyes, trouble sleeping due to stuffy nose or breathing problems and puffy or itchy skin on the face and other parts of the body.

There are many allergens in the air in our homes and offices and also outdoors that can affect our breathing. Different people have different types of allergies with different triggers but common ones include pet dander, mold, dirt and dust, food allergies, pollen and allergic reaction to certain medications. If you suffer from allergies that affect breathing, talk with your doctor about your triggers, symptoms and how you can manage your allergies and your breathing to remain healthy.

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A clean surrounding is a great start in  reducing the symptoms

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 24th August 2009

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WHACKO JACKO GETS WACKED

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

The headline means no disrespect.

Jackson’s Death Focuses Attention

on Cardiac Arrest

Robert Langreth and Matthew Herper, 06.26.09, 01:20 PM EDT

A misunderstood disease that is one of the world’s biggest killers could get new attention.

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Even before an autopsy has revealed exactly why Michael Jackson‘s heart apparently stopped, his death is focusing attention on one of the most mysterious and common killer diseases in America: sudden cardiac arrest.

Sudden cardiac arrest kills 200,000 to 300,000 Americans a year. It is often wrongly equated with a heart attack. In fact, what kills people who die suddenly is not the artery clogging (which destroys heart muscle but is not immediately lethal); it’s the ventricular fib, a rapid quivering of the main pumping chambers in the bottom of the heart, called the ventricles. When this occurs, little blood gets out. Brain cells die within minutes. For every minute that goes by without the heart being restored to a normal rhythm, the patient’s odds of survival drop by 10%. After 10 minutes they’re gone.

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Heart attacks are one trigger but may account for only a minority of sudden cardiac deaths. Past heart attacks, which leave scar tissue that changes the electrical patterns of the heart, are another risk factor. Genetic disorders that cause subtle changes to the heart rhythm are a third. “The biggest bugaboo in the field is we don’t know how to predict arrest,” says Benjamin Abella, director of the Center for Resuscitation Science at the University of Pennsylvania. “The stars just align in the wrong way.” Eighty percent of those who die suddenly from heart disease have some sign of coronary trouble.

Performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can keep a patient alive by pushing blood through the body. But there is only one treatment that halts the deadly arrhythmia: an electric shock, called defibrillation, that sets the heartbeat back into a regular rhythm. Defibrillators come in two forms: external versions used by paramedics and surgically implanted versions for patients at high risk.

Scientists developed defibrillation in the 1950s after linemen stringing electrical wires across the country were dying suddenly of cardiac arrest from electrocution. The idea emerged that maybe a counter-shock could set the heart right. In the 1960s, Harvard researcher Bernard Lown invented a device that could be used in hospitals called the cardioverter defibrillator.

Easy-to-use versions are now common in airports, casinos and other crowded public places. Studies have found they boost the cardiac arrest survival rate significantly. But a 2008 study failed to find any benefit from putting defibrillators in typical heart patients’ homes. It isn’t often that a patient suffers arrhythmia when there is someone present to help him.

Each year, 300,000 heart patients worldwide at very high risk of sudden death get automatic defibrillators surgically implanted. The gadgets reduce the death risk 25% in patients whose hearts, because of slow deterioration or scars from heart attacks, are inefficient at pumping blood. It’s a $6.4 billion market for Medtronic ( MDT news people )Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ news people ) and Boston Scientific ( BSX news people ), according to analysts at Wachovia. But implantable defibrillators, which cost $30,000 installed, are an expensive insurance policy for something that might never happen, and there are potential complications from surgery. Some of the devices or their associated wires have had to be recalled because of potentially catastrophic flaws.

But sudden deaths often occur in people without known heart problems, so scientists are racing to find other risk factors. One clue to pinpointing who is at risk is a genetic disorder called long QT syndrome, named after an unusual reading on an electrocardiogram. In this condition, the heart is just a little slow to recover between beats. This and related disorders hit one in several thousand people and may account for 5% of sudden-death cases.

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Common gene variations may alter the heart rhythm in slight ways that don’t cause problems under normal conditions but may predispose people to sudden death during a heart attack or if they take certain drugs that affect heart rhythm. Two recent studies in Nature Genetics found 10 gene variations that slightly alter heart rhythm and could be involved in sudden cardiac death. “What we are beginning to understand is why one person who has a heart attack dies suddenly whereas another person who has a heart attack doesn’t,” says Duke University cardiac electrophysiologist Patrick Hranitzky. “A lot of it has to do with genetics.”

Cardiologist Sumeet Chugh hopes he can uncover more conditions like weakened hearts or long QT that identify which patients will have sudden cardiac arrest. As a medical resident in Minneapolis in 1992, a beautiful 19-year-old woman was rushed into the emergency room after collapsing while dancing. Her heart had suddenly stopped. Chugh and his colleagues worked for almost an hour but couldn’t save her. An autopsy found nothing. The only clue was her mother, who had also died abruptly at a young age.

“It was devastating to me,” says Chugh, now associate director of the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute in Los Angeles. He dedicated his career to solving the biggest mystery of heart disease, why many healthy people suddenly keel over and die. He runs a study that has tracked every sudden cardiac death in Portland, Ore. since 2002 to find some answers. “It’s like a Rubik’s cube,” he says. “You have to put it together piece by piece.”

Sourced and published by Henry Sapiecha 28th June 2009

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CLEAN OUT YOUR ARTERIES WITH EASE

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

REPAIR CLOGGED ARTERIES WITHOUT SURGERY

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

New Research Uncovers Amazing Brain Saver!

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Clogged arteries prevent blood supply to the brain. Oxygen-deprived brain cells become damaged or even die.

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In one experiment, strokes were induced in laboratory rats by blocking the carotid artery for 30 minutes. Once blood flow and oxygen were restored, there was a burst in the production of free radicals. This overwhelmed the brain’s antioxidant defenses and killed 80% of the rats within 24 hours.

In a follow-up experiment, everything was the same, except this time, researchers injected a powerful antioxidant into the rats before blood and oxygen was restored. After a 24 hour period—only 25% of the rats died. The remaining 75% made a full recovery. Further study concluded the brain of the antioxidant-treated rats showed no signs of a stroke at all!

The name of this stellar brain saver?
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DRUG TO REMOVE HEAVY METALS FROM YOUR BODY

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Malic Acid—the critical partner of the EDTA chelation Dynamic Duo!

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Studies have shown that EDTA is highly effective at removing most heavy metals from your body. But for optimal chelation therapy—getting rid of most of the toxic metals is just not good enough. That’s why Advanced Artery Solution™ also gives you optimum doses of malic acid—a powerful, complementary chelator that picks up where EDTA leaves off!

With malic acid, you can remove dangerous aluminum from your blood. Research shows aluminum can cause memory loss, brain decay and even unexplainable fatigue.

In one clinical test, fibromyalgia patients were given malic acid along with magnesium for eight weeks. All the patients reported significant reduction of muscular pain within 48 hours of starting the supplement!

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