How Fluoride Damages Pineal Gland Health.


From: Global Healing Center, July 17, 2015,
By: Dr. Edward F. Group, III,

Fluoride was originally added to the water supply sometime around the end of World War II in an effort to improve overall dental health. While the well-intended practice may have accomplished just that (although it’s still up for debate), no one anticipated the physical health dangers. Now, more and more people are recognizing the effects, and one of those is how it damages the pineal gland.

Fluoride: A Neurotoxin That Damages Your Pineal Gland

If you’ve never heard of the pineal gland, know it’s got a pretty important job. Located in the center of the brain, it’s responsible for melatonin synthesis (which plays a role in maintaining normal rhythms and sleep cycles), and also helps convert signals between our nervous and endocrine systems. Something about melatonin: it’s thought to act as a neuro-protector that could play a role in the aging process and Alzheimer’s, so when it’s messed up by things like fluoride, you could probably guess the result. [1] Unfortunately, the pineal gland can develop problems because it can also absorb a lot of fluoride—even more than our bones.

Our bones are exposed to toxic fluoride much more than we might think. The World Health Organization (WHO) suggests: ”Fluoride levels above 1.5 mg per liter cause pitting of tooth enamel and deposits in bones.” [2] And because so much of the general water supply in the U.S. is still fluoridated, we’re often exposed to levels in the 2 to 5 mg range. Remember, not only is fluoride in the water, it’s also in a lot of the dental products you might be using.

But, let’s get back to that pineal gland. Fluoride can accumulate and calcify on the gland, blocking its effectiveness, and these deposits can get worse as we age. [3] No one is completely sure how fluoride build-up hurts the gland, but there are lots of ideas. A blocked pineal gland could lead to things like trouble sleeping or weight gain. One study even suggests toxic calcification could lead to early onset of puberty in girls. [4]

How to Detoxify the Pineal Gland

If you want to detox and decalcify your pineal gland from fluoride, there are some easy things you can do! First, stop drinking fluoridated water; this means you should probably steer clear of tap water, choosing alkaline or distilled water instead. Another thing you could do is try fluoride-free dental products.

So, now that you know a little bit about how fluoride can damage pineal gland health, what will you do to avoid it?

-Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM

References:

  1. Wu, Y. H. & Swaab, D. F. The human pineal gland and melatonin in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Pineal Research. 38 (3).
  2. Lennon, M. A. et al. Rolling Revision of the WHO Guidelines for Drinking-Water Quality. World Health Organization.
  3. Luke, J. Fluoride deposition in the aged human pineal gland. Caries Research. 35 (2).
  4. Luke, J. THE EFFECT OF FLUORIDE ON THE PHYSIOLOGY OF THE PINEAL GLAND. School of Biological Sciences, University of Surrey.

COMMENT BY THE POSTER:

One of the ways this calcification is accomplished, is by the removal of the body’s Boron. Boron is one of the most important elements the body uses to properly assimilate and utilize Calcium, as well as to help regulate the body’s Calcium levels. Fluorides (especially of the form that is added to drinking water) bind up and cause the body to flush out most of its supply of Boron through the urine. This, plus the relative unavailability of Boron compounds from the soils (due to the excessive use of petroleum-based fertilizers and pesticides) creates chronic Boron-deficiency in the body.

Fluorides, as well as excessive amounts of other halides (like too much salt), effectively bind up and flush Boron out of the body. Therefore, a Boron-supplimentation therapy is needed for the body to be able to rebalance its Calcium levels, AND help mitigate severe Magnesium deficiencies.

Just more reasons to completely avoid fluoridated water and products made with fluoridated water!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

 

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The Wonders of Lapis: A Super Healing Stone.


Lapis Lazuli
A piece of Lapis Lazuli

Talk about an interesting self-discovery.

I was at a local coffee shop this morning after taking a fairly lengthy walk. I was on the way to my bank, and the coffee shop was on the way there. Being that it is mid-January and as is the typical in the Northwest (United States) this time of year, the temperatures were rather cold (about 33F and perhaps a little colder) with a light breeze. This combination can make it seem much colder than it may be (wind-chill figured in and all). Anyway, I just happen to be one of the unfortunate to experience arthritis from time to time. The cold winters can sometimes be unbearable towards those of us who have arthritis. This particular morning had me experiencing a severe enough arthritic joint pain in the lower knuckle-joint of my right thumb. Even though I wore gloves this morning, it was cold enough to have my hands feel a little cold-weather-related pain, most definitely felt where I was experiencing the joint pain.

I tried, repeatedly, to gently massage and caress the affected area, but to no sense of relief. Now when one experiences an arthritic pain in one or more areas of either hand, it can become more difficult to grasp and/or hold an object, in this case – a coffee cup. So, when I sat down to enjoy my purchase, I remembered the few stones I was given as a gift by a dear friend of mine a couple of months ago. I “instinctively” went to retrieve the beautiful piece of Lapis Lazuli from my pocket, that I held on to since first receiving it. I warmed it up by gently exhaling several, slow breaths upon it, and placed it on the affected area with my other hand on top of it. Then, I slowly and gently blew my breath upon the back of the covering hand as if to blow away any dust, negative energy, etc. I did this for a few minutes, and then blew on the bare stone a few more gentle breaths and repeated the preceeding steps. While doing this, I imagined a beautiful light blue light entering my being from the top of my head, as if coming down from the Heavens, and from my feet as if also welling up from the Earth. This light was to flow from both direction through my Being and towards the painful area where I placed the Lapis over.

In only a few minutes, I felt the pain begin to gently subside and minimize. By the time five minutes had passed, the joint pain went away completely! All of this and NO DRUGS involved. What was interesting, is that this did not require a lengthy nor complicated ritual or ceremony, just a few minutes of very simple meditation and the use of this beautiful stone. So, this experience has me recommending that maybe one should seriously consider this wonder little stone to become part of his/her healing stones “kit”. Lapis Lazuli is a wonderful stone for many different uses, and has a beautiful color to it like the color of the deep blue seas. This is why some consider it a very good stone of Water and Water Energies. Perhaps, that is why it is also such a great healing stone?

This was a very useful and surprising experience. After all, being a shamanism student, and learning how to become an effective healer – requires one to first be able to heal him/herself before being capable at healing others. So, I call this one experience worthy of being entered into my own personal shamanism journal – AND – worthy of sharing this great, (for me) new-found knowledge and technique with this stone to all of my dear readers and “followers”.

So, Lapis can be very useful for dealing with painful sites and joints due to arthritis. However, do NOT take this as actual medical advice, as I am not qualified to offer any kind of “legal” medical advice. I offer up my own personal experience and revelation as to what I discovered that worked for me. Your results may vary, or not happen at all. That all depends upon the individual and his/her knowledge and application of any kind of “alternative” modalities. It is, however, worth experimenting with, and experiencing whatever results may manifest themselves.

– Rev. Dragon’ Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS

 

Natural Immunity: 8 Plus Natural Antibiotics to Replace Toxic Drugs.


Christina Sarich
November 11, 2013

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The overuse of antibiotics has become a modern-day epidemic. These drugs have depleted our natural immunity by killing the good bacteria in our guts and also creating super-bugs that have become resistant to almost any form of prescribed drug around. Instead of making yourself weaker, and depleting your body’s natural ability to cure itself from any number of ailments, try utilizing natural foods and herbs to ditch the Big Pharma meds for good.

Here are 8+ foods which harness natural antibiotic properties:

1. Astragalus – An adaptogen, meaning it is an overall tonic for the body, astragalus has been used for thousands of years in Chinese medicinal practices to boost the immune system and counteract physical, mental, and emotional stress. Research has shown that it can be very effective at treating colds, protecting the liver, and keeping viruses at bay.

2. Onions – This great tasting food is both antibacterial and antiseptic. If a person were to suck on a raw onion, it is thought that the healing components of the food could suck the disease right out of them. You can even place some cut up onions in your kitchen to protect against unwanted bacteria to keep your whole house healthy.  When mixed with lime juice and a few other natural constituents, onions were even shown to eradicate antibiotic resistant Escherichia coli. Check out some other health benefits of onions here.

3. Cabbage – One of the cruciferous vegetables, cabbage has anti-microbial properties which can kill all kinds of diseases naturally. The antibiotic properties of cabbage are increased once it has been fermented as well. So eat your sauerkraut, or better yet, make your own.

4. Honey – Although honey has always been used to fight off infection, scientists have just recently identified one secret ingredient in honey that makes it a natural antibiotic because it kills unwanted bacteria. It’s a protein called defensin-1 which bees add to honey when they make it. It does what it sounds like too – makes your immune system a full defense against disease.

5. Fermented Vegetables – Reseeding your gut with good microbes, which can be found in just about all fermented vegetables, can keep your immune system on full-tilt. If you haven’t already heard, your gut health accounts for about 80% of your overall immunity to disease, so putting the good bacteria back in is essential.

6. Cinnamon – Sometimes called a ‘lethal’ natural antibiotic, cinnamon has been used medicinally for ages. Pure, real Ceylon cinnamon can even stop E.Coli in its tracks, a stubborn bacteria that causes many diseases. Experts at Kansas City State University found that not only does cinnamon act as a natural antibiotic, it is so full of antioxidants that it helps to boost the immune system in numerous ways.

7. Sage – This herb is a wonderful natural solution for upper respiratory system issues. It can also help with stomach ailments, reduce fever naturally, and help with the common cold and flu.

8. Thyme – Both thyme leaf and thyme oil are very effective natural antibiotics. A compound in thyme oil called thymol is also anti-microbial, anti-fungal and anti-protozoal properties.

There are other natural antibiotics out there too. They include:

  • Rosemary
  • Coriander
  • Dill, mustard seed
  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Lemon balm
  • Wild Indigo
  • Echinacea
  • Olive leaf
  • Turmeric
  • Pau D’ Arco
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Colloidal silver
  • Grapefruit seed extract
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Oregano oil

With such a large offering from mother nature to treat ailments naturally, with all of their vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients to boot, why would we ever choose pharmaceuticals? These natural remedies also cost pennies per day to either grow or purchase and take as preventative medicine.

Rev. Dragon’s Eye:

Time to seriously contemplate what we are going to do with the coming “End of The Age of Antibiotics”. As Hippocrates once stated:
Let Thy Food Be Thy Medicine,
And Thy Medicine Be Thy Food.
Over 98% of all health problems, illnesses, and “dis-eases” are DIETARY-RELATED. This is just plain commonsense!

– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGON

The Making of Essiac.


Every herbal formula has its own synergy and therefore creates a specific effect.  Rene Caisse spent her life refining the formula with her hands-on research.  No one else has done such extensive research on Essiac tea.  The formula below was the final formula that she settled on after more than fifty years of experimentation and research with real cancer patients.  Rene Caisse stated:  “If it works, don’t change it.”   [ESSIAC ESSENTIALS, p. 84]

“Now, like Grandma Moses, I paint pictures.  Many, many oil paintings, trying to forget that which I know I can never forget–that I know a cure for cancer, and that I can never give it to the world, and must each day see the misery of the patients.”  [Rene Caisse quote from I Was Canada’s Cancer Nurse.  The painting on the right was painted by Rene Caisse.  CLICK HERE to view more of Rene’s paintings.]

THE FORMULA

The following formula and recipe for Essiac (in italics) is a word-for-word transcription of the Essiac formula from the sworn affidavit which Mary McPherson filed with the Town of Bracebridge.  CLICK HERE to view a certified true copy of Mary McPherson’s two-page affidavit.  The formula below is also the one which Dr. Gary Glum released to the public in 1988 when he published CALLING OF AN ANGEL:  ESSIAC, NATURE’S CURE FOR CANCER

 

Essiac

6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)   (upper left)

1 pound of sheep sorrel herb   powdered  (upper right)

1/4 pound of slippery elm bark   powdered  (lower left)

1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root    powdered  (lower right)

 

Mix these ingredients thoroughly and store in glass jar in dark dry cupboard.

Take a measuring cup, use 1 ounce of herb mixture to 32 ounces of water depending on the amount you want to make.

I use 1 cup of mixture to 8 x 32 = 256 ounces of water.  Boil hard for 10 minutes (covered) then turn off heat but leave sitting on warm plate over night (covered).

In the morning heat steaming hot and let settle a few minutes, then strain through fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles and sit to cool.  Store in dark cool cupboard.  Must be refrigerated when opened.  When near the last when its thick pour in a large jar and sit in frig overnight then pour off all you [can] without sediment.

This recipe must be followed exactly as written.

I use a granite preserving kettle (10 – 12 qts), 8 ounce measuring cup, small funnel and fine strainer to fill bottles.

HOW TO MAKE ESSIAC TEA VIDEO:  CLICK HERE to watch the YouTube video on How to Make Essiac Tea in your own home.

 

ADDITIONAL TIPS & INFORMATION

The preparation of Essiac is as important as the formula itself.  Essiac is a decoction, not an infusion.  An infusion is what people make when they put a tea bag in a cup of hot water.  Generally speaking, an infusion tends to extract vitamins and volatile oils from leaves and flowers.  A decoction is used to extract minerals, bitter components, etc. from hard materials such as roots, bark or seeds by boiling for a few minutes and then allowing the herbs to steep for several hours.  Entrepreneurs often sell Essiac imitations in tincture form (herbs in alcohol) or in gelatin capsules; neither form is Essiac because Essiac is a tea and, more specifically, a decoction that must be made in a certain way in order to achieve the kind of results that Nurse Caisse was demonstrating. 

 

People often substitute stainless steel for an enameled pot and lid.  The main concern is not to use an aluminum pot.  Also, be sure not to use unfiltered, chlorinated water.  The formula above can be reduced to 1/2 cup of herb mix to one gallon of water.   [Optional:  Dr. Glum suggests adding 2 or 3 cups of extra water to replace water lost through evaporation during boiling.  Also, the dry herbs will absorb water as well.]   After boiling for ten minutes, let the tea steep about 12 hours.  Then heat up tea to steaming, but not boiling.  (Do not boil twice.)  The remaining pulp can be used for healing poultices. 

Don’t use cheese cloth to strain Essiac.  Likewise, do not use a kitchen sieve that has a very fine mesh as this may filter out the slippery elm.  Slippery elm gives the tea a slight viscous consistency when poured.  If you do not notice this “slippery” consistency after refrigerating your tea, you may be using a sieve that is too fine.  Don’t worry about herb particles in your Essiac; they will settle to the bottom of the jars.  Some people drink the Essiac dregs (particles that settle on the bottom), others don’t.  Some people give the Essiac dregs to their pets or farm animals as a health food.  Many people have reported the same or similar health benefits with their pets that humans are reporting.  The dregs can also be used topically as a poultice.

 

It is best to refrigerate the Essiac tea as soon as it has cooled.  Discard the tea if mold appears on the surface or if the tea does not taste right.  CLICK HERE to learn about dosage.  

 

Make sure that the sheep sorrel you use is the small, wild variety of sheep sorrel and not a substitute like yellow dock or garden (French) sorrel.  Imported turkey rhubarb root could be fumigated or irradiated.  Many Essiac merchants are unaware of the quality of their herbs.  The best way to insure that you’re getting true Essiac is to grow the herbs yourself.  This puts you in control of product quality and takes out the commercialism.  Burdock root is harvested in the fall of the first year.  Slippery elm bark is wildcrafted or organically-grown and is easy to buy. Turkey Rhubarb is the only herb in Essiac that cannot be wildcrafted in the US.  The Chinese use six year old turkey rhubarb roots for maximum potency. 

 

*Quotes about Turkey rhubarb are from A MODERN HERBAL, first published by Jonathan Cape, 1931

The Essiac tea in the snow on a foggy January morning (picture above left) was made using the Essiac formula given above.  Compare the tea color in this picture to the tea that Rene Caisse herself holds in her hand in this YouTube video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_k_nW-b-XmQ.

“We all have the right to benefit from Essiac because no one can stop us making it, no one can stop us taking it and no one can stop us deciding how and when we’re going to do it.”  [THE ESSIAC BOOK by Mali Klein, 2006] 

( Originally posted on: http://www.healthfreedom.info/Cancer%20Essiac.htm )

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– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Temple of The Ancient Dragons

Natural Remedies for Colds and Coughs.


By The Editors of Rodale News
Mon, Dec 23, 2013

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Kitchen Cures for Winter Misery

Coughs and colds can leave you feeling miserable—and so can the over-the-counter drugs being peddled to treat them. So the next time a bad cold or cough hits, put down the blister packs and bottles of colorful pills, and head to your kitchen instead. Healing foods full of anti-inflammatory compounds and natural antiviral compounds can work wonders without the side effects of drowsiness, jitteriness, and all-over funkiness.

We dug into Rodale’s library of books on natural remedies and came up with some of the easiest ways to keep a cold or cough from laying you up for days on end.

Alternative Cold Remedies That Work

Honey

The World Health Organization has cited honey as a potential remedy for colds because it coats the throat and relieves irritation (which is what usually triggers a cough). It also has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties, which help fight infections from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. (Source: The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods)

Related: 12 Fun Ways to Prevent Colds…Organically!

Lemon

Christopher Hobbs, a fourth-generation California herbalist and author of several books on herbal medicine, suggests a formula that is worth taking two or three times a day for a cough. Add 2 teaspoons of organic lemon rind, 1 teaspoon of sage, and ½ teaspoon of thyme to boiling water and steep for 15 minutes. Then add the juice of half a lemon and 1 tablespoon of honey. Remember to use organic lemon rind because the pesticides used on citrus fruits are extremely hard to wash off. (Source: The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods)

13 natural cold remedies: What works and what doesn’t

Ginger Tea

Ginger acts as a potent natural anti-inflammatory herbal agent. Most people use ginger tea as a way to soothe their painful throats, although fresh ginger from the produce section of your local supermarket is also good. (Source: The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies)

Black Pepper and Honey

Place 1 teaspoon of McCormick Black Pepper in a teacup, fill with boiling water, cover with a saucer, and let steep for 15 minutes. Add 2 tablespoons of SueBee Honey, and drink the peppery tea. The black pepper stimulates circulation and doubles as a decongestant. The mildly antibiotic honey soothes the throat and relieves coughing. Do not feed honey to infants younger than 1 year old.  (Source: Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies: 1,363 Quick-and-Easy Cures Using Everyday Brand-Name Products)

Related: Herbs That Work—and Are Safe to Use—During Pregnancy

Raw or Lightly Cooked Garlic

It’s rich in chemical compounds that help inhibit cough-causing viruses in the respiratory tract, says pediatrician Stuart Ditchek, MD. Garlic is a wonderful natural antibiotic that can assist in fighting off colds and common upper respiratory infections. “Extracts of aged garlic can be used as well,” he says. Try to eat two to four garlic cloves daily, Dr. Ditchek says. Or use garlic supplements, following the directions on the label. But avoid garlic supplements for 7 to 10 days prior to any surgery. Using these supplements can increase the risk of bleeding, especially when used for long periods of time, he says. (Source: The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies)

Horseradish

If you can bear the heat, eat horseradish or other hot foods such as hot mustard or wasabi several time a day. It will liquefy phlegm and help to relieve a cough. (Source: The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods)

Related: 25 Foods That Fight Cold & Flu

Sage

Sage is one of the very best sore throat and cough remedies. The leaves can be chewed and the juice swallowed to soothe a sore throat; swallowing the healing and anesthetic juice numbs the unpleasant soreness and helps speed healing. Sage-lemon tea is an excellent drink for treating colds and flu, especially if you add some thyme for extra antibacterial action. (Source: Grow It, Heal It: Natural and Effective Herbal Remedies from Your Garden or Windowsill)

Grapefruit Tea

In the early stages of a cold, try this recipe from Brian Berman, MD: Place a whole unpeeled grapefruit, sectioned into four pieces, in a pot and cover with water; heat to just under a boil. Stir and add 1 tablespoon of honey, then drink the liquid as you would a tea. “The simmering releases immune boosters from the grapefruit into the water—vitamin C and flavonoids hidden between the rind and the fruit,” he says. “The concoction packs more punch than store-bought grapefruit juice, plus the warmth eases a sore throat. (Source: The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies)

Related: 5 Recipes Full of Healthy Vitamin C

Honey, Olive Oil, and Lemon Juice

To make homemade cough syrup, mix 1 cup of SueBee Honey, ½ cup of Star Olive Oil, and 4 tablespoons of ReaLemon lemon juice in a saucepan and warm over low heat for 5 minutes. Stir vigorously for several minutes until the mixture attains the consistency of syrup. To relieve a cough, take 1 teaspoon of the formula every 2 hours. Store in an airtight container. Do not feed honey to infants younger than 1 year old. (Source: Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies: 1,363 Quick-and-Easy Cures Using Everyday Brand-Name Products)

Chicken Soup

Eating chicken soup helps you stay hydrated, improves your immunity, provides antioxidants that your body needs to help fight the virus, helps clear mucus from your system, and reduces inflammation. In a study by researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, chicken soup reduced the movement of the neutrophils in blood, which they think lowers activity that causes inflammation and cold symptoms in the respiratory tract. (Source: The Green Pharmacy Guide to Healing Foods)

Related: Kitchen Comfort for Cold and Flu Sufferers

Salt and Baking Soda

To alleviate a cough, make a saline nose wash to rinse mucus from your nasal passages. Purify 8 ounces of water by boiling for 3 minutes, let cool to room temperature, and dissolve ¼ teaspoon of Morton Salt and ¼ teaspoon of Arm & Hammer baking soda in the purified water. Use a bulb syringe or neti pot to rinse the inside of your nose. Postnasal drip frequently causes or worsens coughs, and washing out the mucus that would otherwise drip down your throat relieves the cough. (Source: Joey Green’s Magic Health Remedies: 1,363 Quick-and-Easy Cures Using Everyday Brand-Name Products)

Zinc

Sucking on zinc lozenges can cut colds short—from an average of eight days to an average of four, report researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. Study subjects sucked on four to eight lozenges a day, each containing 13.3 milligrams of zinc. Zinc can also dramatically reduce symptoms such as a dry, irritated throat, says Elson Haas, MD. “It doesn’t work for everyone, but when it works, it works.” (Source: The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies)

A Tissue

For productive coughs, blowing your nose frequently helps eliminate mucus before it has the chance to stimulate the cough reflex, says Dr. Ditchek. “Postnasal drip is by far the most common cause of hacking coughs in young children,” he says. And these coughs worsen when you lie flat. Gravity helps, too, so try elevating the head of the bed. (Source: The Doctor’s Book of Home Remedies)

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