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10 Natural Healthy Fruit Facial Masks For Mature and Dry Skin

Tired … need some serious pampering … you think you can not afford professional skin-care treatment. Think twice, you will find here efficient recipes to boost your spirit and your dry and mature skin. Most of the ingredients are already in your kitchen …. why not try tonight one of these beautiful nourishing facial masks! Fresh, vibrant of good nutrition, vitamins and minerals without any nasty chemicals, they are totally safe for your sensitive skin and … they are so cheap!

1. Exotic Mask; Make a puree of 1/2 banana and 1/2 papaya. Apply to skin. Leave on for at least 20 minutes then rinse with warm water, followed by a natural vegetable oil like Olive oil or Macadamia oil.

2. Mayonnaise Mask; Apply natural mayonnaise, either homemade or from natural foods store. Massage into skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse thoroughly with warm water.

3. Apricot Mask; Mash the fresh fruit with some olive oil to form a spreadable paste for a good face mask. Massage into skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes, rinse well with warm water.

4. Avocado & Honey Moisturizer Mask; Mash up 2 tablespoons avocado, mix with 2 tablespoons honey and 1 egg yolk. Apply to face, leaving on about 15-20 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH restorer.

5. Creamy Avocado Mask; Mash 1 tablespoon ripe avocado, add 1/2 teaspoon honey and mix. Stir in a little almond meal until creamy. Apply to clean skin, leave on for 15-20 minutes and wash off with lukewarm water. Finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH restorer.

6. Banana Mask; Mash a banana and spread on face for a soothing, cleansing and moisturizing face mask. Rinse with warm water and finish with a rinse of the vinegar pH restorer ..

7. Cool as A Cucumber Yogurt Facial; Puree cucumber in blender then add 1 teaspoon of natural yogurt, apply to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse well.

8. Fennel Wrinkle Mask; Mix a strong infusion of fennel seed into the equal amount of honey and yogurt to form a paste, add some additional dried fennel herb, mix well, apply to skin.

9. Papaya Skin Natural Peeling Treatment; A fresh mashed papaya applied as a face mask will remove dead, flaky skin.

10. Fruity Natural Face Lift; Mix well in a blender 1 strawberry, 2 red grapes, 1/4 pear, 1/4 apple and 1/4 orange juice with 1 teaspoon of good quality honey. Apply generously the mixture to face. Leave on for 30 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Finish with a rinse of a Toner vinegar pH restorer.

Toner vinegar pH restorer recipe; 1/3 Apple cider vinegar with 2/3 distilled water or rain water boiled and filtered.

My Nana Rose could tell you, nature has a wonderful way of offering simple solutions to seemingly complex problems. Designer beauty-industry ads try to convince us that only patented, scientifically formulated products and unpronounceable ingredients offer salvation for troubled skin, while effective and inexpensive alternative wait in your very own kitchen cupboard.

When you will have the skills to make your own cosmetics, you will never look back!

Happy Natural Skin-care Making!
Marlene Daniels

Build Muscle Faster With Endomorph Body Type Sport Fitness Secrets

If you a stocky, smooth muscled and round in shape; if you are carrying most of your fat in your face (especially your neck and cheeks) around your waist, hips and thighs; you are the classic endomorph. When you are trim and fit, you're easily mistaken for a mesomorph body type.

The tell-tale fat deposit under the chin and the cheeks begin to show once you slack off from working out and dieting. Since this body type is very efficient at storing calories, they are far less efficient at losing fat. Their metabolic rate is naturally slower than others and makes it that much harder to see results when working out or dieting.

The classic endomorph will have a naturally high degree of body fat, around the midsection. They usually take the shape or pattern of a pear. Overweight endomorphs will have a hard time controlling their weight; (Think of Oprah Winfrey or John Goodman). There is a soft smooth look to endomorphs that

The proliferation of fast food restaurants and other convenience foods, make healthy living difficult for you and due to your natural tendency to skip meals when worried or busy, you're likely to gain weight from eating less!

Classic endomorphs are not always big fans of working out even though they might like to watch sports or play them in a video game. Because this body type is less likely to participate in sports activities, it is essential that they get daily exercise. Unlike the mesomorph or ectomorph who can get away with slacking off for a few days, endomorphs will easily find their bodies slowing down and succumbing to tiredness or fatigue after a few days off.

I belabor this point because although endomorphs tend to be very physically attractive at their optimal bodyweight, they will look and feel drastically different when they let their fat percentage go past 25-30 percent.

The Endomorph Workout

If you hate cardio, sign up right now for a burial plot. High intensity short duration cardio exercise will save your life. Perform cardio routines like jump rope, rebound, boxing, elliptical machine or cycling. Avoid swimming and high impact aerobics. You will love swimming because it's easy on your body and good for the heart but it will do little to help you lose fat. You'll hate high impact aerobics if you're already out of shape. It will leave you feeling tired initially and that alone can discourage most out of shape endomorphs.

Keep the cardio down to 20-30 minutes. The real secret to changing your metabolism will be capitalizing on your asset. Endomorphs build muscle as easily as mesomorphs do.

Muscle Building Workout

The fact is, that many endomorphs try dieting first and lose muscle mass instead of fat. The weight goes down but the metabolism gets slower. Once they switch their diet back to the old way, the fat stores get even bigger and the muscles are still soft. If you are getting back into shape, I recommend compound exercises for at least the first six weeks. The three best compound exercises for you overall body development as an endomorph are squats, deadlifts and chest press. Work with these three exercises for high reps 10-12 and low sets (1-3) to stimulate your muscles for strength training. You must choose a weight that allows you to finish your sets with proper form yet challenge you to progressively increase the weight through the six week training.

Stick to a protein rich lower carb diet that completely removes processed flour, sugar and hydrogenated fats and oils. Take your carbs from fruits and vegetables and omit pasta or other processed starches for now. You goal is to feed your muscles for six weeks and get them burning fat for you 24/7.

Natural Forskolin – An Effective and Healthy Weight Loss Supplement

One of the best known weight loss remedies is Forskolin. It is a chemical that is naturally found in the roots of a mint family plant called Coleus Forskohlii. This plant is a native of India.

For centuries, this plant had been used for treating heart ailments, hypertension and asthma. Forskolin extract is also known to treat patients with urinary tract infection, eczema, psoriasis, allergies, menstrual cramps and blood clots. There are many more minor medical conditions where Forskolin is highly effective.

The quality that has however made Forskolin so famous today is its ability to help you lose weight and fat from your body.

Forskolin Extract a Natural Weight Loss Supplement

Forskolin has a natural tendency to help your body lose the excess fat and weight. It is a highly effective natural remedy in any slimming program. When combined with your dieting and training program, it gives incredibly fast results.

In no time you will see your fat melting away. You would start fitting into those slim fit jeans, which you had tucked into the back of your cupboard. The best part however is that it keeps the fat from coming back too.

How does Forskolin Work on a Body?

  • Forskolin leads to an increase in the level of an enzyme called adenylate cyclase. This enzyme causes the natural burning of the unwanted fat from the body.
  • It activates the protein kinase in the body. This protein stimulates the release of cAMP. cAMP breaks down the fatty acids in the body.
  • It also increases the production of the enzymes that are involved in the digestion and absorption of food. This way your body can draw in more nutrients from the food.
  • It increases the metabolic level of the body making the calorie burning process faster.
  • It keeps you feeling more energetic for harder workout sessions.
  • It increases the lean muscle mass of the body by raising the level of testosterone and thyroid hormone.

Studies have been done on the effect of Forskolin on the body. Read more about it before using it. You can also visit official websites to know more about it.

Caraway Seeds Increase the Effect of Forskolin

Taking Forskolin with caraway seed extract or oil makes it even more effective. Caraway seeds have an ability to suppress hunger. Make a tea with caraway seeds and take it with your Forskolin, and you will notice an even greater increase in the metabolic rate. You will not feel hungry and will be able to stick to your diet plan. Caraway and Forskolin together will remove all the stubborn fat of your body.

Right Dosage Will Give the Right Results

Finding the right dose might be a little difficult. Many studies have been understand the most effective dosage, but it has been seen that the exact effect varies from one individual to another.

Some studies have been carried out with 125 mg of 20% Forskolin per day, while others have been done with 250 mg of 10% Forskolin on a daily basis. The results can be seen with the usage of anywhere between 25 – 300 mg of pure Forskolin every day.

Being a natural supplement, Forskolin is very safe with little known side effects. If taken in the right dosage along with healthy lifestyle choices, Forskolin could be your ultimate weight loss supplement.

Biliary Dyskinesia – To Cut or Not to Cut?

Many people, including children, may experience attacks of pain at the right upper quadrant. This is the kind of abdominal pain that sometimes radiates to the upper back or shoulder blades. Usually it occurs after eating fatty or fried foods, heavy meals and is accompanied with nausea / vomiting and / or bloating, followed by loosening of stools.

Typically, even when you have all this symptoms, the tests results may come in normal, which would leave the doctors thinking that the disorder you contain is called biliary dyskinesia. "Biliary" means bile, "dys" means abnormal, and "kinesia" means motion, movement. Abnormal moving of the bile can occur in the gallbladder, in the bile ducts inside and outside the liver, and also in the valve between bile duct and duodenum; the first part of the small intestine. This valve is named sphincter of Oddi. In the medical literature doctors consider biliary dyskinesia and type 3 sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, as similar conditions.

If tests reveal no structural abnormalities, there are no severe inflammations or gallbladder stones biliary dyskinesia is often misdiagnosed with IBS, functional dyspepsia, stomach flu, reflux, psychosomatic diseases, etc. When patients are given the medication, it modifies or covers the symptoms. More specific tests may show low ejection fraction that means low gallbladder function; <35% EF is considered abnormal. When the detailed tests reveal that patients have a low ejection fraction, they are referred to the surgeons' for gallbladder removal.

So, the question remains … to remove or not to remove the gallbladder in case of biliary dyskinesia?

The excess build up of pressure in the bile ducts or irritations are thought to be accountable for these typical biliary dyskinesia symptoms. Unfortunately, there are many other reasons.

On one hand, gallbladder, liver, bile ducts, sphincter of Oddi, stomach, and duodenum work together as a team. Nervous system and digestive hormones (blood messengers) conduct their interrelated work. Very often, it can be a setback with proper regulation of the digestive organs.

On the other hand, bile is extremely complicated solution that consist of water, minerals, bicarbonate, cholesterol, lecithin, and bile salts. It also has highly aggressive bile pigments, and bile acids, various fat-soluble toxic substances. Changes of biochemistry of the bile make it very aggressive and irritating fluid. In turn, it can cause spasms and irritation of the gallbladder wall.

A number of parasites, which reside in the gallbladder and bile ducts, are difficult to spot. For example, Giardia lamblia can be responsible for some cases of the biliary dyskinesia and type 3 sphincter of Oddi dysfunction, in especially in children.

It appears that hepatitis, fatty liver, Candida-yeast overgrowth, parasites, congestion, inflammation, infection, high acidity levels, and poor eating habits can cause the bile to be thick, acidic, and aggressive. Such things make it difficult for the bile to move through the ducts. Toxic substances in the bile, parasites, irritation, and food allergy can restrain the proper motion of the gallbladder, bile ducts, and sphincter of Oddi.

Whole body acidity can change the bile pH. Because of precipitation of the extremely aggressive bile acids, acidic bile irritates gallbladder, bile ducts, sphincter of Oddi and duodenum causing spasmodic contractions with pains. Aggressive, acidic bile irritates small intestine and even stomach, causing nausea and vomiting. I explained this in more detail, in my EBook and articles.

By putting in account scientific research, clinical evidence and common sense, the treatment in case of biliary dyskinesia should be started with the non-invasive approach. Some methods of the complementary or alternative medicine can be particularly useful in this situation. Let's focus on some of them.

First, what we need to do is to make bile more liquid and less congested. It can be done by drinking plenty of water, fresh vegetable blends or juices, eating vegetable soups, drinking Karlovy Vary healing mineral water, herbal teas, etc. Avoiding dehydration is mandatory.

Second, it is necessary to promote liver to produce more bile. Some herbs such as barberry, rosehips, fennel, corn silk, peppermint have choleretic actions, which lead to producing more bile. Clinical studies of the European doctors proved that drinking Karlovy Vary healing mineral water can help the liver to produce more bile.
Third, we need to reduce congestion in the gallbladder by opening the passages such as bile ducts and sphincter of Oddi. Many people do not know that acupuncture and electro acupuncture decrease the spasms and pains in case of the biliary dyskinesia.

Moreover, Mother Nature positioned most of the digestive organs in the abdomen. And each of our organs needs its space to work. The most difficult position holds the gallbladder, due to the fact that it is squeezed between the liver, stomach, duodenum, and large intestine. There is not enough room in this area. If a person suffers from belly fat, gas, or constipation, the pressure inside the abdomen increases, just like when we wear tight clothes or belts. This, in its turn, causes more restrictions in gallbladder moving. Gentle abdominal massage, point massage, or chiropractic manipulations may decrease adhesions, release freely movements of the gallbladder, and lessen spasms of the sphincter of Oddi.

Fourth, many Americans have congested gallbladder because they are afraid to eat fatty food products. Because of wrong propaganda, people stay away from eggs, avocados, sour cream, butter, fatty fish, and cold pressed olive oil. These food products are natural stimulants of the bile ejection. Opposing, animal fats, trans fats, combination of fats and sugars, alcohol, unhealthy eating habits such as eating on the go, irregular meals, overeating leads to gallbladder congestion and, in case of biliary dyskinesia, needs to be avoided.

Fifth, this is virtually unknown even for health professional. The bile's acidity and toxicity are primary factors for biliary dyskinesia. Natural, alkaline diet, various cleansing techniques, herbs, restoration of the friendly intestinal flora, fighting with parasites and Candida-yeast overgrowth can decrease symptoms of this condition. As I mentioned before, and it is explained in details in my book, acidity makes bile aggressive and irritated.

In the case of the biliary dyskinesia, the European doctors recommend drinking Karlovy Vary healing mineral water either from thermal spring or at home. This water is not simple mineral water that people drink when they are thirsty. Karlovy Vary healing mineral water has been used as a healing remedy for 500 of years. Dissolving genuine Karlovy Vary thermal spring salt in the plain water makes possible to drink healing mineral water at home.

Minerals, bicarbonate, and trace elements neutralize the acidic compounds in the bile and water helps to eliminate them from the body. According to medical literature, thousands of people with biliary dyskinesia improve the motility of the gallbladder and sphincter of Oddi by using this healing mineral water. Taking some mineral supplements such as cellular magnesium-potassium also neutralizes acidity, decreases spasms, and abdominal pain.

Females either in puberty or in perimenopausal age suffer more often from biliary dyskinesia. It may be due to hormonal involvement in women. Other factors that make symptoms of the biliary dyskinesia worse are anxiety and stress. Acupuncture, herbs, self-hypnoses by listening to custom CD's at home, nutritional supplements, healing exercises can be useful in this situation.

Mother Nature does not make mistakes. Gallbladder is an important member of the digestive team. When there are no stones or severe inflammation in the gallbladder, especially in children and young adults, or otherwise healthy persons, the removal of the gallbladder may be unnecessary. Perhaps, it makes sense to try to improve its sluggish function, decrease congestion in the bile ducts. By analogy, if there is congested traffic in the tunnel, police officers will not blow up the tunnel, they will try to resolve the traffic jam by organizing a smooth movement inside this tunnel.

Medical statistic shows, gallbladder surgery does not give warranty that pain would disappear. For some people, life without gallbladder is getting miserable. Searching for "postcholecystectomy syndrome" in the internet may perfectly illustrate my concern.

The information on this article is presented for educational, informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for the diagnosis, treatment, and advice of a qualified licensed professional.

Stress – How Perceived Stress Vs Actual Stress Affects Your Health

Stress affects your health in a variety of ways, all negative. Without going into all the biochemical specifics, suffice it to say stress, perceived or actual, floods your body with powerful stress-related chemicals that would be very useful if you were literally fighting or running for your life, and are very health-destructive otherwise .

Effects Of Stress On The Body

  • Stress cause blood platelets to stick together, which raises blood pressure.
  • Stress causes your body to burn essential nutrients at a rapid rate, which can lead to nutrient deficiency leading to poor organ and gland function.
  • Stress interrupts digestion, which means food goes partially undigested and you get only a fraction of the nutrients from the food you would get otherwise.
  • Stress floods your system with homocystine and cortisol, which are linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and a tendency to gain weight.

Types Of Stress: Actual And Perceived

Actual stress, which is largely unavoidable, includes environmental stress such as air, water and noise pollution, and other environmental factors including extreme temperature, dangerous weather and so on.

Actual stress, which is fully avoidable, includes things like smoking, excessive drinking, a junk-food, fast-food, high-sugar, nutritionally deficient diet, lack of sleep, pushing yourself physically beyond your limits, and doing anything that obviously works against your health and well being.

Sources of psychological stress, most of which is avoidable or certainly capable of being modified, may include things like relationship issues with a spouse, child or anyone; job-related issues; financial issues; self-esteem issues; goal and achievement related issues, personal integrity issues and so on.

When something happens that directly, physically impacts you, it is an ACTUAL stress. Drinking polluted water, dropping a hammer on your foot, eating a bag of cookies and washing it down with a quart of sweet tea; these are sources of actual, real stress.

Perceived stress is not actual, perceived stress has to do with the story you tell yourself about what something means. If your spouse runs late without calling, and you get all upset because you decide that means he or she is having an affair, then you upset yourself abut something that may or may not ever happen, and being upset about the thing you IMAGINE produces the SAME negative cascade of powerful stress-chemicals that flood your system as if an actual physical stress had occurred.

Perceived Stress May Be More Health-Destructive Than Actual Stress

If you think about something that has not happened, and your thoughts upset you, the stress response to those imagined events is a REAL STRESSOR that affects your health. This is how someone can use their mind to destroy their health, and while the stress is imagined, the damage is real.

A study published in The Journal of Psychosomatic Medicine reports that perceived stress is more destructive to your immune system response than actual stress.

Using blood samples taken over a 16-month period from study participants who had been vaccinated against meningitis C, researchers determined that people with high levels of PERCEIVED STRESS consistently measured fewer protective antibodies than all other groups.

Participants were divided into 3 groups;

1) Group one had Low ACTUAL Stress with no stress conditions beyond the ordinary. 2) Group two had High ACTUAL Stress with unusually high stressful circumstances. 3) Group three had High PERCEIVED Stress. Most participants in group three had low to normal stress levels, however, they perceived their lives as being highly stressful.

The group with high-perceived stress frequently had very low actual stress.

The group with HIGH PERCEIVED STRESS tested 80% fewer protective antibodies in their blood than either of the other two groups.

Discussion: The message here is clear; there is a DIRECT and MEASURABLE connection between your immune system strength and the way your react to the world around you.

The most notable thing about this study is the clear distinction made between ACTUAL STRESS and PERCEIVED STRESS.

Several of the study participants experienced the loss of a parent during the 16-month study period. By any standard, the death of a loved one is a highly stressful event, yet even those in this highest stress group had perfectly normal levels of protective antibodies.

Twenty seven percent of the participants reported high levels of perceived stress during the study and, to a person, this 27% had up to 80% fewer antibodies, even though in most cases, their ACTUAL stress was far less than other participants.

The message is clear. If you think you are stressed you get the negative health consequences whether or not the stress is real.

How does perceived stress weaken your immune system ?

When you feel stressed your brain produces a cascade of powerful bio-chemicals called neurotransmitters. There are many different kinds of neurotransmitters, but the long and short of it is that stress related neurotransmitters can be HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE to your health.

Constantly feeling stressed means you are constantly flooding your body with powerful chemicals that weaken your immune system and leave you more vulnerable to illness and disease.

Practical Application: The practical application of this information is obvious. Take control of your emotions and never let little things, (or big things), get you down.

Stressful situations occur, but ACTUAL STRESS, stress that you recognize, deal with and move on, will not harm your health.

Monitor your feelings and emotions. If something is bothering you, DEAL WITH IT. Your health is too important to let things bother you for very long, and besides that, (to quote my dad), what difference will it make in a hundred years? And to quote my wife, what difference will it make in an hour?

Remember this. . .

Stress-related bio-chemicals damage your health and those chemicals are made IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO YOUR PERCEPTIONS, not in response to the actual situation, and that means, simply controlling your response to things may go a long way to helping protect and preserve your health.

Remember, excellent health is a choice you can make, and you make that choice every day with your diet, nutrition and lifestyle decisions. So learn everything you can … and choose wisely.

Herbal Treatment For Eczema – The Best Herbs to Put a Quick End to Eczema & Give You Quick Relief

Eczema can be identified as a chronic skin disorder that will create inflamed, dry, scaly, and red skin. People who are dealing with eczema will sometimes experience periods when the symptoms of the condition will be significantly reduced, and then they'll experience periods of intense flare ups.

Although there are a lot of medical treatment methods for this condition, most people are interested in treating themselves with natural methods. The good news is there are a variety of natural treatment methods available that can reduce the symptoms and stop future episodes of flare ups.

One of the best natural methods for treating this condition involves the use of herbs. A good herbal treatment for eczema is aveno oats. You can use aveno oats as well as aloe gel to soothe the skin and get relief from the inflammation.

To reduce the redness and inflammation associated with this condition you can use herbal creams such as calendula or witch hazel creams. Another effective herbal treatment for eczema s chickweed, which can stop your skin from getting hard and stop the itching.

If you want to get some quick inflammation relief you can make use of copaiba oil by applying it directly to the affected area. A great herbal treatment for eczema you can take internally is oregon grape root. Taking oregon grape root internally will put an end to the inflammation and get rid of toxins from your body as well.

If you want to boost your immune system as well as stop the inflammation of eczema you can take 150-300 milligrams of reishi mushroom two to three times each day. Another great herbal treatment for eczema because of its antibacterial and antifungal properties is olive leaf. Take 250 to 500 milligrams of olive leaf each day for it to be effective.

Along with treating eczema with these powerful herbs, you should also try to avoid things that can trigger the conditions. WIth that being said, do your best to manage stress since this is a major trigger of this condition.

A Jungian Psychology Approach To Anxiety

Anxiety is a very common disorder in today's world, largely due to the fact that we feel hurried, pressured and pushed to perform, pay the mortgage, deal with kids, and on top of all that, live a full life. No wonder we have anxiety. But what is anxiety trying to tell us? From a Jungian Psychology perspective, anxiety is the psyche's way of telling us that the way we are living is out of balance. Rather than view anxiety as something to be eliminated, with medication, we need to see that the psyche is giving us a clear message about our one-sided life and is gently asking us to change this. Viewed in this light, anxiety symptoms are there to guide us out of a lifestyle that is no longer working.

Carl Jung argued that anxiety symptoms are purposive, functional and have a goal – the alteration of our lifestyle. When we eliminate the symptoms through medication, we deny the wisdom of the psyche in making normal, natural change. Anxiety often appears in mid-life, when many of us experience a mid-life crisis. The first half of life is aimed at establishing our identity, our relationships, our occupation, and building up the necessary resources to accomplish all of these tasks. But, there comes a time when we need to turn inwards, to encounter the contents of the unconscious (often provided to us in the form of dreams) and search out the essential meaning of life. What is my purpose in life? Why am I here? How could I be living a more balanced, natural life? It is anxiety that often propels us towards answering these questions. When next you feel intense anxiety, ask yourself what the psyche is trying to tell you? What is it that I am doing that creates the anxiety, then begin to address the causes of the symptoms, rather than the cure.

If we answer the question – what is the anxiety trying to tell me – we begin to address the cause. This may mean some change in the way you life your life, but this change does not necessarily mean that you become less competent, or less valued, rather, it means that you begin to value the wisdom of your psyche more than before. By addressing the causes of the anxiety and making lifestyle changes, the anxiety should diminish, having achieved its goal – leading you towards a more full, balanced lifestyle.

The Holistic Protocol to Reverse Cancer

Cancer is at epidemic levels in the United States.

Conventional methods do not cure cancer. They prolong life for a few years.

Conventional methods eradicate cancer cells, but cancer often returns later. This is because conventional treatment does nothing about the underlying causes of cancer. Conventional treatment destroys healthy cells along with cancerous cells and damages the immune system.

Generally speaking, conventional medicine treats cancer as a death sentence. It is used to prolong life for a few years, but not to cure cancer.

While conventional medicine searches for the "Cure," alternative medicine says we have the "Cure" already- and the Cure is the holistic mind, body, spirit (energy) approach to cancer.

This article focuses on holistic methods that are being used to reverse cancer. Holistic methods include natural techniques, methods and products.

Historically, holistic techniques, methods and products have not been subject to well-funded clinical trials. But, there is much anecdotal evidence to support their effectiveness. Some holistic health clinics that are dedicated to reversing cancer like the Budwig Center in Spain, the Oasis of Hope Clinic in Mexico and the Gerson Institute in San Diego assert that the five year survival rate for holistic methods is better than conventional treatment by multiples. Depending on the type of cancer, some holistic practitioners assert that the five year survival rate for the holistic approach to cancer is as much as 90 percent.

Clinical trials of natural supplements take place with more frequency now. Clinical trials are very expensive and not within the budget of holistic practitioners, clinics and organizations. But, they are beginning to take place by universities. Naturally, there is resistance to holistic techniques, methods and products. After all, cancer is a $ 100 Billion per year industry.

In general, people diagnosed with cancer opt for conventional treatment before they turn to alternative therapy. This puts alternative medicine and the holistic approach at a marked disadvantage. Conventional treatment (especially chemo and radiation) does massive damage to the body. So, the holistic approach used after conventional treatment attempts to reverse cancer after the body has been greatly damaged by the conventional treatment. The cure rate for the holistic approach would be much higher if the patient elected alternative therapy from the beginning.

With respect to disease, the holistic approach treats the whole person-mind, body and spirit to bring the person back into a state of good health and balance. The holistic philosophy begins with the premise that disease is "dis-ease", an imbalance in the body that must be brought into balance to heal disease.

The holistic approach first identifies the causes of this imbalance and then eliminates, greatly reduces and / or mitigates them. The holistic approach to disease also involves the use of natural techniques, methods and products to build up the bodily systems- the immune system, the digestive system, the metabolic system, the lymphatic system and the circulatory system. This is also true with cancer.

So, first holistic practitioners identify the causes of cancer. Holistic practitioners believe the main cause causes of cancer is a weak and compromised immune system, an acidic PH balance and low oxygen levels in the blood and carcinogens and other toxins (chemicals, heavy metals and radiation) which cause some cells to mutate and spread as cancer. We regularly ingest and absorb carcinogens and other toxins. These toxins are in the food, water, beverages, body products, cleaning products, the environment, pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.

Other causes of cancer include stress, negativity and negative energy, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and a poor diet, ie, a diet that consists primarily of processed and manufactured foods.

Holistic practitioners and writers believe that all of the above causes lead to the ultimate cause of cancer- a weak and compromised immune system that is not able to stop the spread of cancer cells or the formation of tumors. Our bodies produce cancer cells on a regular basis. But, a normal immune system swiftly destroys them and prevents them from spreading and forming tumors. A weak immune system can not destroy cancer cells or prevent them from spreading and forming tumors.

The main causes of a weak and compromised immune system begin with cellular oxidation and inflammation and low energy at the cellular level. The causes of this include all the causes listed above. The result of all these causes is to damage all of the other bodily systems (ie, the digestive system, the metabolic system, the lymphatic system and the circulatory system) and the organs-especially the kidneys, liver and thyroid. The end result of damaged bodily systems and organs is a damaged and weak immune system that can not stop the spread of cancer.

The holistic approach to cancer starts with the belief that the body can heal itself. All that is needed is to use natural techniques, methods and products (foods, herbs, herbal supplements, vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants) to boost the body's ability to heal. As mentioned above, in holistic parlance, disease is referred to as "dis-ease," an imbalance in the mind, body and spirit that has a deleterious effect on health. With respect to cancer, there are imbalances and deficiencies that have to be corrected.

The holistic protocol discussed in this article employs mind, body and spirit (energy) techniques to eliminate or greatly reduce the causes of cancer and boost the immune system, while repairing damage done to other bodily systems and the organs and restoring cellular energy. The focus of the holistic protocol is to enable the immune system to destroy the cancer cells and tumors and prevent them from spreading further. At the same time, the holistic approach restores the health and vitality of the non-cancerous cells so they can defend themselves from the spread of the cancerous ones.

The most important bodily systems to boost with respect to cancer are the immune system and the metabolic system- especially that aspect of the metabolic system related to cellular mitochondria and cellular energy. But, all the bodily systems and organs work together. So, they must all be dealt with together through the holistic protocol. This will enable the body to function at an optimal level.

The holistic protocol uses diet, nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplements and other natural supplements to boost the immune system and energy. It also uses vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and oxygen for the same reason. At the same time, it employs natural supplements to directly target and destroy cancer cells -like natural chemo. The holistic protocol also uses diet and natural supplements to de-toxify toxins (chemicals and heavy metals) that are stored in the body's cells. Detoxification is specifically focused on the intestines and organs to get them to function better.

The optimal diet to reverse cancer is a raw organic vegan diet (which consists of raw organic, whole, plant-based foods). This consists of fresh whole organic vegetables, fruit, whole grains, nuts and seeds. They should be consumed in raw form as much as possible. This will boost the immune system.

This diet includes a lot of salads with dark green leafy vegetables such as collards, kale, spinach and arugula (green leafy vegetables contain a lot of cancer fighting chlorophyll) and an assortment of colorful vegetables- ie, cucumber, tomato, onion, mushroom, celery, beets, pepper, radish, avocado, green and red cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. Green juices, beat and beet root juices and carrot juice are also good along with smoothies. These foods are filled with what the body needs for good health- vitamins minerals, anti-oxidants, fiber, water, oxygen and life force energy. When, you eat them in raw form, you maximize the ingestion of vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, water and oxygen in them. This will boost the immune system.

There is a split in the holistic world on fruit because fruit contains sugar (albeit natural fructose) and sugar (along with an acidic PH balance) feeds cancer. If you continue to eat fruit, make it low glycemic fruit such as berries – blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and blackberries. Avoid whole grains that contain gluten. Gluten is a form of sugar- and sugar feeds cancer. The best whole grain is quinoa because it is gluten free and high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Brown rice is second best for the same reasons, but it contains fewer nutrients than quinoa.

The typical meal and snacks include salads and fresh juices and smoothies. Eat plenty of nuts and seeds. Nuts include walnuts, cashews, almonds and Brazil nuts among others. Seeds include pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds and chia seeds among others. Nuts and seeds will provide you with needed protein and fats (along with avocado and coconut). They will also help stabilize brain chemistry, which is important for happiness and positive thinking which is important for a strong immune system.

The optimal diet includes super-foods along with pre-biotic and pro-biotic foods. Superfoods are filled with anti-oxidants include, among others, chlorella, spirulina, wheatgrass, chlorophyll, fresh onion, garlic, ginger, turmeric, blueberries, goji berries, acai berries, chia seeds, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds. Garlic, ginger and onion are also pre-biotic foods. Also, drink water with fresh squeezed lemon or lime. Lemon and lime are rich in vitamin C, a strong anti-oxidant. Probiotic foods are fermented foods and include sauerkraut, pickles and kefir (which is not plant based). Prebiotic and probiotic foods are especially important to boost the immune system.

The above-described diet is similar to the Gerson Diet, Bud wig Diet and the Oasis of Hope Diet discussed below.

Because it is organic, this raw vegan diet is free of carcinogens and other toxins from pesticides and herbicides. It contains no toxic GMOs. This diet contains needed vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, fiber, oxygen and life force energy to help repair the body and immune system. It is also very de-toxifying as it contains a lot of fiber needed for detoxification.

Refined salt is toxic and devoid of minerals. So, only use a fully mineralized salt such as Himalayan salt or Celtic salt.

Eliminate or greatly reduce meat and dairy. If you include them, make sure they are organic and grass fed / free-range. Egg whites and wild, fresh water fish are the best source of animal protein for health. But, the raw vegan diet contains sufficient amounts of protein (you only need 60 to 120 grams of protein per day depending on your size and body type). There is a lot of protein in nuts, seeds, beans and whole grains (especially quinoa). Vegetables also contain protein. So, animal protein is not needed.

Eliminate refined sugar and processed and packaged foods. These manufactured foods are not real food. They are not easily digested. They are toxic and full of sugar and, along with dairy and meat, tend to make the PH balance acidic. An acidic PH balance and sugar feed cancer. The need to keep the PH balance alkaline and the need to eliminate or greatly reduce sugar (especially refined and processed sugar) is discussed below. The optimal diet discussed above is an alkaline diet and a low sugar diet.

To reverse cancer, we must conserve and boost our cellular energy. We expend most of our energy on digesting and metabolizing food (and on ongoing negative thoughts). The raw vegan diet consists of natural plant-based foods that are easy to digest and metabolize. Meat and processed foods take a lot more energy to digest and metabolize. This is another reason to avoid these foods.

Ongoing negative thoughts burn energy. Mindfulness and positive thinking techniques discussed below keep us in a relaxed state. We must greatly reduce stress and negativity and stay in a relaxed state to conserve and boost cellular energy.

To reverse cancer, maintain an alkaline PH balance. This will boost your immune system. Alkaline is the opposite of an acidic PH balance. Acid an acidosis feeds cancer. You can test your PH balance with test strips. These test strips will show you whether your PH balance is alkaline or acidic.

The raw vegan diet is alkaline. To maintain an alkaline PH balance, eat the raw vegan diet and drink a lot of pure water each day. Some advocate a gallon of pure water each day or eight, eight ounce glasses of water each day. But, make sure your water is filtered, distilled or spring water. It is best to filter your water with a strong filter that gets out all chemicals and heavy metals including sodium fluoride. A reverse osmosis filter is best for this. To maintain an alkaline PH balance only drink pure water and tea, especially herbal tea and green tea. Avoid or greatly reduce coffee. It promotes an acidic PH Balance. Eliminate soda, soft drinks and sugary and artificially sweetened drinks. They promote an acidic PH balance.

Also, to maintain an alkaline PH balance, drink a few eight ounce glasses of pure water with a teaspoon of aluminum free baking soda and fresh lemon a couple of times each day. This will help you maintain an alkaline PH balance. Water, fresh lemon and Himalayan salt is alkaline. You can buy alkaline water.

On a daily basis, take a good size dose of vitamins and minerals – 10 to 15 times greater than the Recommended Daily Allowance. The Recommended Daily Allowance is not sufficient to boost the body's immune system and cellular energy. Multi-vitamins include vitamins A, B complex, C, D3, E, K1 and K2. Take a good size daily dose of colloidal trace minerals, which includes all of the trace minerals needed by the body. The body needs a lot of vitamins and minerals for good health. Whole plant-based foods are important but not sufficient to deliver all the vitamins and minerals needed for good health. This is because of the enormous amount of toxins we ingest or absorb that we must combat along with the fact that the soil has been depleted of needed vitamins and minerals.

Take supplements that boost your immune system and cellular energy including ginseng (American, Asian, Siberian Ginseng), resveratrol, B complex vitamins, Asian mushroom supplements (reishi shiitake maitake mushroom extract), green tea and green tea extract, Bee Propolis, grape seed extract, quercetin, alpha lipoic acid and maca.

All disease including cancer is triggered by oxidation (oxidative stress) and inflammation at the cellular level. So, take anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatories on a daily basis. This will boost the immune system. Take a good size dose of Co Q 10 / Ubiquinol. This is a super anti-oxidant – and the immune system needs to be flooded with anti-oxidants to fight cancer. Also, take a good size dose of turmeric or curcumin (the active ingredient in turmeric). Turmeric is a super food. It is an herb from India that is both an anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Eat fresh garlic and ginger on a daily basis. Garlic is a super food and strong anti-oxidant. Ginger is a super food and strong anti-inflammatory. Take a good size dose of flaxseed oil supplements. Flaxseed oil contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which are beneficial for health and will help boost the immune system. Also, consider hemp oil. Hemp oil also contains omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Other seeds such as pumpkin seeds and chia seeds also contain omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. Some practitioners recommend fish oil for omega 3 fatty acids, while others believe that fish oil may contain contaminants from the fish and from how it is processed. So, flaxseed oil and hemp oil are the preferred choice for omega 3 fatty acid.

The whole, organic, vegan diet contains vital nutrients and fiber needed to boost the immune system and cellular energy. The whole, organic, vegan diet consists of foods that contain a lot of water and oxygen needed for good health.

A lot of oxygen is needed to bolster the cells to fight cancer. Also, oxygen destroys cancer cells. Water contains a lot of oxygen. It will also keep your body hydrated for good health. So, drink a lot of pure water. You can add oxygen to your water with an ozone machine. Besides pure water, practice deep breathing. Take deep cleansing breaths from time to time and make sure your breaths are slow and deep. Buy alkaline water.

Do not drink soda, artificial or bottled drinks. Do not drink artificially sweetened drinks. These are made from toxic chemicals. Drink pure water, green tea and herbal teas while healing.

Do not use refined sugar or artificial sweeteners. They are toxic and will damage the immune system and cells.

To boost the immune system, you must greatly eliminate and avoid toxins. At the same time, you must de-toxify the cells of your body including the intestines and colon, liver and kidneys. This will rev up your immune system.

For general detoxification of the body, drink apple cider vinegar and water on a daily basis. Put apple cider vinegar on your salads. Drink water with diatomaceous earth or bentonite clay. Use psyllium husk and activated charcoal. Eat fresh onions. Take colloidal trace minerals on a daily basis. Drink a juice made with fresh parsley and cilantro. Boil water and put clumps of parsley and cilantro in the hot water and let it steep overnight. Then drink the juice. All of this de-toxifies chemicals and heavy metals stored in the body's cells by drawing them out of the cells. The body then eliminates them as waste.

To boost the immune system, it is important to de-toxify the intestines and colon along with the kidneys and liver. With respect to the kidneys and liver, take herbal supplements designed to remove toxins from them. These supplements include milk thistle and dandelion root and other beneficial herbs. Drink unsweetened cranberry juice and eat kidney beans for the kidneys. If your energy is low, you may need to bolster the thyroid with iodine and Indian herb called guggul gum.

A healthy colon and intestines are critical to boost the immune system. To de-toxify the colon and intestines, you must get rid of the parasites and candida over-growth that smothers interior walls of the intestines and colon and limits their effectiveness. Candida over-growth and parasites feed on refined sugar, processed foods and an acidic PH balance. So, most people have candida over-growth and parasites in their intestines and colon because they have eaten refined sugar and processed foods and they have drunk acidic beverages such as coffee and soda for a long time.

By adopting the alkaline diet discussed above, you will eliminate sugar and processed foods and move to an alkaline PH balance. Next, take herbal supplements designed to destroy candida over-growth and parasites in the intestines and colon. This includes a combination of wormwood, black walnut shell and cloves extract along with grapefruit seed extract. Whole grapefruit is also beneficial in treating candida overgrowth.

Finally, good digestion requires the gut to be populated with beneficial bacteria to get it to function effectively. But, often antibiotics, drugs and toxins kill off beneficial, gut bacteria. So, re-populate your gut with beneficial bacteria. You do this by eating pre-biotic foods and fermented foods or by taking a good pro-biotic supplement. This will keep candida overgrowth in check.

Detoxification is important to boost the immune system. Toxins (chemicals and heavy metals) that are ingested and absorbed are stored in the body's cells. While de-toxifying, it is essential to stop ingesting and absorbing additional toxins that will damage your immune system. So, eat a clean organic, vegan, raw diet. The foods in this diet contain a lot of fiber that will help to de-toxify the body and, because they are organic, they will not add toxins to your body. Drink pure water, green tea and herbal teas. Pure water and these teas help to de-toxify the body and they will not add toxins to your body.

Also, use body products (soap, lotion, shampoo, etc.) and cleaning products that are organic and toxin free. Be careful of drugs and vaccines. Drugs are made from chemicals. Vaccine fluid contains chemicals and heavy metals. Refrain from drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes. Cigarettes contain heavy metals and chemicals and alcohol is a chemical.

Take good sized doses of supplements that specifically target cancer cells for destruction. These supplements assist the immune system in destroying cancer cells and they take pressure off the immune system. These supplements include dandelion root, turmeric / curcumin, Vitamin B17 (laetrile) (sold only in the form of apricot kernels in the US per the FDA), black walnut hull extract, arteisinum or wormwood extract (especially when combined with iron), grape seed extract, colloidal gold (gold nanoparticles), soursop, pau 'd arco, Indian black salve, bitter melon, thunder god vine (lei gong teng), modified citrus pectinpyrroloquinoline quinone, milk thistle, medical marijuana and cannabis oil. Some of these herbal supplements also come in the form of tea. Essiac and dandlion tea are also highly recommended to reverse cancer. Essiac tea contains a blend of herbs including sheep sorrel, which is believed to be the main cancer fighting herb in Essiac tea. Also, Frankincense essential oil, oregano essential oil and black cumin seed essential oil can be effective.

With respect to breast cancer and skin cancer, a topical application of Indian black salve can be efective along with tea tree essential oil for skin cancer ..

The holistic approach also includes injection of large doses of vitamin C to target cancer cells. Vitamin C is a super anti-oxidant that destroys cancer cells.

Daily exercise and stretching are important. This improves the circulation- which is necessary to bring needed nutrients, oxygen and life force energy to the cells. Exercise includes walking two to three miles per day, cardio-vascular exercise (that gets the heart rate up) and lifting light weights (that aids metabolism and circulation) along with stretching and yoga (that also aid circulation). You should exercise at least 1.5 hours per day. Get outdoors and get at least 20 minutes of sunshine on your arms and face as often as possible. This promotes the body's production of Vitamin D- which boosts the immune system.

The mind is an important aspect of healing. With respect to the mind, the holistic protocol starts with beliefs. The mind can trigger disease and help to reverse it. To reverse cancer, we must believe in the conscious and unconscious mind that we are healthy and whole and the cancer is a temporary problem that will be solved with the holistic methods. Essentially, we must visualize ourselves as healed, whole, peaceful and happy. This requires us to use positive affirmations to change our beliefs from negative to positive ones. If we believe what we are told by a medical doctor – ie, that we are very ill and cancer is a death sentence and the prognosis for survival is bad – then you will most likely succumb to the disease. It also requires a lot of meditation, prayer and the use of emotional release techniques to let go of all fear and worry and to maintain an relaxed, positive and happy state. Fear and worry damages the immune system, but can be overcome with inner work.

We must achieve and maintain a relaxed state. This is important to boost the immune system and cellular energy. A relaxed state stops the body from producing cortisol – which is a toxin that damages the body. A relaxed state ensures that nutrients, oxygen and life force flow freely to all the cells of the body through the circulatory system A relaxed state requires us to use meditation, prayer and emotional release techniques to release negative energy related to anxiety, fear, worry, anger, resentment, etc. In addition, we must greatly reduce stress and stress factors in our life. It requires us to have faith. This will help boost the immune system.

While stress is triggered by external factors, it is really caused by ongoing negative thoughts and negative self- talk. It is important to eliminate or avoid triggers. This is done, in part, by building and maintaining strong boundaries and staying away from negative and toxic people and environments.

Practice mindfulness. Through mindfulness techniques, we monitor our thoughts and related emotions. Use "distract and substitute" techniques to turn negative thoughts into positive ones or just focus on your breath or details that you encounter in the moment.

When you experience negative thoughts, command yourself to stop thinking about that and substitute positive thoughts, images, affirmations and prayer for negative thoughts. The holistic approach includes energy healing, holistic health coaches, hypnotherapists and bio-feedback specialists to get the mind to be relaxed, centered, balanced and positive. This along with being happy will boost your immune system.

There are many herbs and supplements that help reduce stress and get the mind and body to relax, while boosting your energy. This includes Adaptogens (such as ashwaganda, rhodiola, astragalus, ginseng (American, Asian and Siberian Ginseng) and maca. Also helpful with respect to stress reduction and relaxation are the following supplements: 5 htp, valerian root extract, magnesium, theanine, chamomile , hops, hawthorn, lavendar, kava, passionflower, skullcap and lemon balm along with medical marijuana and cannabis oil. Hot baths (with Epsom salt, magnesium powder and lavender essential oil) also helps get the body to relax, along with massage.

A lot of rest, sleep and relaxation are essential to boost the immune system. This is true for all diseases including cancer. If you can get a leave from work, take it. Spend your time resting, sleeping, relaxing and enjoying life. Be in a clean and comfortable, stress-free environment. Listen to relaxing and upbeat music. Get into nature often. Turn off the news. All of this will help to keep you in a relaxed, positive and happy state, which will boost your immune system and energy level.

Daily heart centered meditation and inner work (including daily prayer and expression of gratitude) are essential to boost the immune system. This is the spirit aspect of mind, body, spirit. It is important to focus on blessings and what is good in your life (and give thanks for that on a daily basis) and to not focus on the disease and what is lacking in your life. Start with the blessing of life and being alive and the basic things that you have-loved ones, pets, shelter, food, a car, a job, etc. Have fun, enjoy life, turn on the music, dance and live in the moment through your senses and not through ongoing negative thoughts.

There is an energy component to all diseases including cancer. So, the spirit (energy) aspect of mind, body, spirit includes energy healing .. Our cells are mostly energy. They are re-vitalized with additional life force energy. Negative energy depletes them of needed life force energy. Energy healing replenishes them.

Life force energy flows to all the body's cells through the circulatory system. This free flow of life force energy is needed for good health and a strong immune system. Negative energy (low vibration energy) blocks the free flow of life force energy (high vibration energy).

These negative energy blockages are the same as emotional blockages and always manifest in disease. Energy healing brings extra positive life force energy into the body to break up energy blockages and restore the free flow of life force energy. Energy healing includes Reiki and acupuncture. Yoga, chi gong and Tai Chi are also helpful along with prayer, meditation and meditative visualizations designed to fill the body with life force energy and cleanse the body of negative energy.

As mentioned above, to reverse cancer, it is essential to do inner work on a daily basis ie, heart-centered meditation and prayer and meditative visualizations. The goal of inner work is to infuse the body life force energy and to raise vibrations and bring inner peace at the same time. Breathing techniques are important to combine with meditative visualizations. Breathe in visualized white light in meditation. Take long and slow breaths and fill up with visualized white light and then expand it out a foot or two from your body and hold it there. Fill the body with a visualized violet flame and the color green (the color of healing). The body responds positively to visualized white light, the violet flame and the color green for healing. Short quick breaths (about 20 in a row) in rapid succession also will help raise your vibrations. High vibrations will burn off negative energy (which is low vibration energy).

Use high vibration crystals such as orgone, citrine and clear quartz. Hold them in your hands during meditation to raise vibrations. Angel light and fluorite help bring inner peace. So, hold them in your hands while meditating and carry these and high vibration crystals in your pocket. Essential oils are used in aromatherapy help to raise vibrations and bring inner peace. Orange and lemon help raise vibrations, while vanilla, sandalwood and lavender help bring inner peace. The essential oil frankincense along with the plant it is derived from (boswellia) also boosts the immune system.

Burn white sage in your home and spread the savory smoke to clear it of negative energy.

Here are some other well-known holistic cancer protocols:

Cesium Chloride Therapy

Many holistic practitioners use cesium chloride or a combination of cesium chloride and potassium for advance states of cancer. Cesium and potassium make cancer cells alkaline, while cesium chloride inhibits their intake of glucose. Cesium chloride and potassium starve cancer cells by cutting off their "food" -ie, sugar and acid.

Ozone Therapy

Oxygen destroys cancer cells. So, ozone therapy is part of the holistic approach to cancer. Ozone therapy is administered by licensed medical professionals. Ozone therapy gets oxygen to the cells by using oxygen or hydrogen peroxide. The most common approach of ozone therapy is to draw a pint of blood from the patient and infuse it with oxygen. The blood in the bottle turns bright red. The oxygen- infused blood is then injected into the patient's bloodstream. Ozone therapy may include drinking edible hydrogen peroxide mixed into a glass of water. Edible hydrogen peroxide can be taken orally when mixed with water.

The foregoing is not intended to be medical advice. It is holistic health information. Consult your physician for medical advice.