Turmeric, Ginger Coconut Oil magic

Mix Turmeric, Ginger and Coconut Oil and Drink it One Hour before Bed! The results in the Morning…Amazing!!!

Bloating and upset stomach are a common health issues nowadays. This can be particularly intense before bedtime. Poor digestion before bedtime is commonly caused by acid reflux, heartburn or interrupted sleep.

Luckily, there are various natural remedies which can effectively relieve the symptoms of indigestion. The combination of turmeric, ginger, and coconut milk are the perfect solution for this. This remedy has strong anti-inflammatory properties which can improve your digestion and prevent acid reflux and heartburn.

Mix Turmeric, Ginger and Coconut Oil and Drink it One Hour before Bed! The results in the Morning…Amazing!!!

Health benefits of turmeric:

  1. Relieve arthritis pain due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
  2. Stimulates liver detoxification and improves liver function. Also, improves bile flow and prevents bile stones.
  3. Thins the blood and boosts blood circulation.
  4. Helps soothe the digestive tract and prevents ulcers due to its antiseptic effects.
  5. Relieves pain and fever.
  6. Prevents and treats cancer.

Coconut milk is abundant in healthy fats and has strong antimicrobial properties which can prevent digestive or stomach problems caused by bacteria.

Turmeric has powerful anti-inflammatory effects and it is able to relieve symptoms of the digestive tract lining.


  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 inch piece of sliced and fresh ginger, or 1 tsp. of ginger powder
  • 1-quarter tsp. of ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. of organic honey
  • 2 cups of coconut milk


Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, except the honey. Mix well and then transfer the mixture in a saucepan. Bring to a low boiling and bubbling. Then, reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Finally, add the honey and drink while it`s still warm.

The recipe is simple and easy to prepare. This is a powerful drink that has the ability to improve digestion and help you prevent stomach problems at night.

Consume the remedy 1 hour before going to bed. The next morning, you`ll wake up refreshed and full of energy.

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Boost your health to a greater level with a great natural Probiotic

Last year I started experiencing the odd bout of anxiety. This was a particularly foreign feeling to me so I had a sense that something in my body wasn’t quite right. Around the same time I observed both digestive issues (bloating, general discomfort) and brain fog/memory loss and was subsequently tested for a candida overgrowth. Testing positive I was put on a diet to improve my gut health and each of the above symptoms disappeared, including the anxiety.

It’s fascinating isn’t it, how our bodies have a way of telling us exactly what we need to know. Is it time then to consider your own gut health?

By Amy Crawford, Source



Your gut health is critical

The health of your gut is extremely important to your overall well being. It’s a place where a helluva lot is going on, and rightly so – it has a profound impact on far more than how much dessert you can fit in after dinner. So much so in fact that the gut is often referred to as the ‘second brain.

This is because it’s responsible for some very critical functions in your digestive and immune systems. The presence of what’s called ‘good bacteria’ actually enhance your health, greatly improving things like your hormone regulation, nutrient absorption, digestion, immune system strength and your body’s ability to eliminate toxins.

As we now know, the gut also influences your mental health. The gut contains an Enteric Nervous System that communicates with your Central Nervous System, which triggers mood changes. It means depression, anxiety, memory loss and other cognitive functions can all be caused by your gut.

All disease begins in the gut.
– Hippocrates.

Don’t you find that refreshing? The notion that by simply changing what you put on the end of your fork (or spoon) each day you can better your mental health?

The good news is that it’s actually quite easy to maintain a healthy gut and keep all of these bodily functions in tip top shape.

The answer? Increase your levels of good bacteria. How do you do that? With probiotics.

What are probiotics?

Probiotics are microorganisms found in bacteria, yeast and fungi that keep your digestive system happy and running at it’s best. It’s the good bacteria I’ve been talking about that your gut needs to keep everything running smoothly.

If you’ve ever seen an advertisement for yoghurt where they talk about how much good bacteria it contains, they’re talking about probiotics. This ‘living’ bacteria is generally found in cultured or fermented foods. Apart from yoghurt, this includes things like buttermilk, aged cheeses, sourdough bread, miso, tempeh and the drink kombucha.

Next time you look at a tub of yoghurt, look out for guys like lactobacillus acidophilus and bifidobacterium lactis – they’re your friendly neighbourhood probiotics.

Using probiotics help you to:

  • Boost your body’s immune system by protecting it against harmful bacteria
  • Assist you to digest and process your food without bloating or gas (my personal favourite)
  • Restore your body’s natural balance after a stint on antibiotics, which tend to kill a lot of good bacteria in your system
  • Help your body absorb all the nutrients and good stuff it needs from what you eat

To improve your gut health, consume probiotic foods like the above 1-2 times a day, and/or take a daily supplement (I take a Bioceuticals supplement every day). You should start to see an improvement in a week or two.


What about prebiotics?

Prebiotics on the other hand, are non-digestible food fibres found in specific foods that give good bacteria (like those probiotics) a helping hand to be more effective.

If you imagine probiotics are plants, then prebiotics are the soil. They provide a stimulating environment that helps the good bacteria grow and have a bigger impact on your digestive tract. For probiotics to do their thing, they need a healthy level of prebiotics around to feed them.

Prebiotic foods are a little easier to include in a healthy diet than probiotic foods (in my opinion), so to improve your gut health I’d recommend trying to incorporate them into your eating naturally, before looking at supplements. Here’s a list of foods that are rich in prebiotic goodness:

  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Skin of apples
  • Onions, leeks and celery
  • Legumes
  • Chicory root
  • Rye, barley and whole oats

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Combining probiotic and prebiotic rich foods in your diet can allay many mental and physical health related issues and support your health and wellbeing long term. Perhaps this is the prompt you need to make your gut health a priority.

Also from our store: The Friendly Bacteria Replenisher supplement is comprised of 3 probiotic species (that’s the good kind of bacteria) – Lactobacillus Helveticus, Lactobacillus Rhamnosus, and Bifidobacterium Longum. These shelf-stable bacteria cultures do not require refrigeration and are capable of surviving the harsh environs of your stomach, reaching the lower intestines where they can flourish and do the most good.

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Pink Salt Benefits


Pink Himalayan salt is one of the purest and most expensive salts in the world. It is estimated that millions of years ago a shallow sea evaporated and left behind tons of crystallized sea salt which over time became buried deep below the mineral rich mountains. It’s mined in foothills of the Himalayas mostly in Khewra Salt Mine in Punjab, Pakistan, where it’s called “white gold.”

Pink Himalayan Properties

Generally speaking, Himalayan salt is considered a healthy salt because no chemicals or additives are added to it, and it’s a naturally occurring substance. It provides a whopping 84 trace minerals, plus a unique ionic energy that is released when the salt is mixed with water. The delicate color of pink Himalayan salt comes from impurities. These impurities are known as trace minerals. The salt’s pink hue is from traces of iron, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

This is what happens when you use pink Himalayan salt include:

-Detoxifies the body by balancing systemic pH
-Naturally Antibacterial and Antimicrobial properties
-Improves hydration by providing trace minerals
-Lowering incidence of sinus problems, and promoting over-all sinus health
-Excellent for Red Blood Cells
-Improves mineral status of the body
-Reduces muscle cramps by improving minerals and hydration
-Balance blood sugar level
-Helps to Reduce Acid Reflux/Heartburn
-Reduce asthma and allergy symptoms
-Neutralizing electromagnetic radiation
-Reduce stress and increase performance
-Promoting the increased absorption capacities of food elements within the intestinal tract
-Helps balance blood pressure because it provides unrefined, mineral-rich salt in an ionic solution
-Reduce the Appearance of Cellulite
-Improves sleep by supporting blood sugar and hormone balance
-Acts as a powerful antihistamine
-Supports weight loss by balancing hormones and improving energy
-Supports thyroid and adrenal function

Recipe of Pink Himalayan Salt for Migraine Pain


Himalayan sea salt


Pour one cup of water into a drinking glass.
Squeeze the juice out of a lemon, remove the seeds, and add the juice to the water.
Stir in 2 teaspoons of Himalayan sea salt, and mix well.




1) http://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/amazing-health-benefits-of-pink-himalayan-salt/

2) http://www.naturallivingideas.com/himalayan-pink-salt-benefits/

3) https://www.davidwolfe.com/natural-drink-relieve-migraine-pain/

4) http://www.simpleorganiclife.org/here-are-the-amazing-health-benefits-of-pink-himalayan-salt-1796297101.html

Is There Really Such a Thing as a “Silver Deficiency” in Humans?

The FDA and other self-proclaimed experts claim there is no such thing as a “silver deficiency” in the human body, because, in their view, the human body has no specific use for silver.

However, many cutting edge researchers strongly disagree, noting that incidences of illness and disease among the general population have skyrocketed simultaneous to the steep decline in the silver content of foods such as fruits and vegetables.

Silver Content in Food Drops Precipitously

One of the earliest studies reporting specifically on silver content in foods was conducted in 1940, by researcher R.A. Kehoe of UCLA. This study reported that an average daily intake of fruit and vegetables would provide between 50-100 mcg of silver as trace elements.
By 1975 the amount of silver found in our diet just about dropped off the scale! In fact it was so low that it became necessary to use picograms (one trillionth of a gram) as the unit of measurement instead on micrograms (one millionth of a gram).

As shown in Snyder, W.S., “Report of the Task Group on Reference Man”, the average daily dietary intake (including fluids) of silver has been estimated to be a paltry 70 pg/day. This is indeed a startling drop in the silver content of our foods and water!

Silver, Iron and Oxygen
Silver and all other minerals play important roles in the human body, and if we do not get enough, there are consequences! For example, the mineral iron has the capacity to absorb oxygen and serves as an oxygen transport mechanism in the body. The oxygen rich iron combines with red blood cells to form hemoglobin within the cells. Together they supply the oxygen needs for our body.

Iron is also part of myoglobin, which is the mechanism by which muscle tissue stores oxygen for later use. Some people with iron deficiency (anemia) often feel cold and tired. They feel cold because iron plays a role in regulating the body’s temperature. Iron-deficient people tire easily because their bodies are starved for oxygen. Without enough iron, the body’s fuel cannot be properly synthesized.

Silver also has its role in the body and without enough, there are consequences as well! Indeed, at this time it would be important to note that silver, like iron also has the capacity to absorb and transport oxygen. This fact allows silver to aid and support several oxygen dependant functions in the body, which will be covered within this article.

Silver Deficiency = Impaired Immunity

Many researchers over the years have found indications that prove silver does indeed play an important role in our health and immunity, and deficiency in silver impairs our immune system.

Robert O. Becker, MD, orthopedic surgeon and medical researcher, noticed a correlation between low silver levels and illness. Dr. Becker found that people who had low levels of silver (determined through hair analysis) were sick more frequently and their illnesses lasted much longer than people who had higher levels of silver. He believed a silver deficiency was the reason for the improper functioning of the immune system.

In his best-selling book The Body Electric, and in his other writings, Dr. Becker reported that silver was doing something more than just killing disease-causing organisms. It was also stimulating immune response in humans. He concluded that silver deficiency leads to the improper functioning of the immune system.

He also noticed that silver was responsible for major growth stimulation of injured tissues as silver is a catalyst for the creation of healthy, new cells. Burn patients and even elderly patients achieved rapid healing of damaged tissue with the aid of electrically generated silver ions. In addition, he discovered that cancer cells could be changed back to normal cells when directly treated with electrically generated silver ions.

What’s more, Dr. Becker was not the only one to notice the relationship between silver levels and health. For example, cancer research scientist Dr. Gary Smith also reported a correlation between low silver levels, sickness and immune deficiency.

Silver and Cancer Cells
Dr. Smith found that people who have low silver levels tend to be frequently sick and to have innumerable colds, flus, fevers, and other illnesses. He states; “Success (in cancer treatment) depends on silver in the person’s body. When silver is present, the cancer cells de-differentiate and the body is restored. When silver levels are non-existent, the cancer growth rate continues because the cells cannot de-differentiate…I suspect a silver deficiency is possibly one of the reasons cancer exists and is increasing at such a rapid rate.”

Essentially what Dr Smith is saying is this: If there is enough silver in our system, cancer cells – which are mutated cells – will de-differentiate back to a normal cell. He further suggests that lack of silver in our diets may be at least partially responsible for the increases in cancer we see today.

This is not an unreasonable hypothesis and would also explain the great results that other doctors who use silver to treat cancer have had. For example, Dr. Bjorn Nordstrom of the Karolinsky Institute in Sweden has been using silver in his cancer treatments for many years, and has had great success. He claims silver frequently brought rapid remission in patients who were previously given up on by other doctors.

The research of Drs. Becker, Smith, Nordstrom and others clearly indicate a direct relationship between silver levels in the body and illness. It also illuminates silver’s near miraculous ability to reverse cancer in certain cases, and accelerate the healing of injured tissue.




— reprinted with permission from chapter 10 of the 547-page book, The Ultimate Colloidal Silver Manual, pages 90-91

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Quick Facts:

Extracts of Pelargonium have been proven to reduce the duration and severity of colds and flu’s, particularly those relating to bronchial lung infections. This makes it ideal for use in cold and flu remedies – especially in children’s cough syrups.

Commercial Success:

In 2006, German pharmaceutical company, Schwabe, sold more than EUR80 million of their Pelargonium based product “Umckaloabo”. Other companies across the world are following in their footsteps, using Pelargonium based formulations for cold care products. Flora, in the United States, sell preparations of Pelargonium sidoides as “Umcka Cold Care”.

Legally Compliant:

Afrigetics Botanicals is a registered collaborator on a bio-prospecting license that allows for the legal trade of Pelarogonium sidoides. (This legislation relates to the United Nation’s Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) which is the international, legally binding treaty that regulates access to biological resources and associated traditional knowledge and incorporates South Africa’s National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act40 (Biodiversity Act) that includes a material transfer agreement (MTA) and a benefit sharing agreement (BSA).)

Additional Notes:

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Where to Find Green Homeopathic SAFE Vaccines

If you are a child of the 50’s, some of you will remember receiving a sugar cube in a paper cup that you needed to take (probably at your elementary school). Everyone told you it wouldn’t hurt, there would be no needle involved, and that eating that sugar cube would keep you safe from catching a disease called polio. If this was you, welcome to human vaccine trials, you’ve earned a place in history. For better or worse.


The Salk polio vaccine originated from Cutter Labs in California and while many were fine, others were not. In fact, that particular vaccine was later found to infect hundreds of children who subsequently became paralyzed and died.

The concept of vaccines, the theory, is accurate. Introducing a “vaccine” to mucous membranes is where human immunity begins and it’s the way nature intended exposure to pathogens to occur. And it’s also more logical to introduce one disease at a time- as opposed to multiple diseases with one injection. That is how Mother Nature tends to work, too.

And these two ideas are the main principles behind a 200-year-old method of disease prevention that is quickly (thankfully) gaining popularity among those who choose not to partake in the conventional vaccine schedule. The method is called homeoprophylaxis, or HP for short.

From the article:

“HP is delivered on tiny sugar pellets, one disease at a time, devoid of adjuvents, preservatives, antibiotics, animal viruses, GMOs or excipients of any kind. It contains only the frequency of the disease. This is how illness occurs in nature. The innate developing immune system recognizes one disease, begins an immune response by producing a fever, then a discharge or eruption, and then resolution by developing lifelong immunity to a specific virus. HP produces a similar response yet in a much milder way. We might observe a very brief runny nose or perhaps a longer nap. However, there is no immune system confusion, no viral competition, no crossed signals, and no system overload like with conventional vaccines!

HP Is made by serial dilution of an original substance, either from a natural disease or from an animal, mineral or vegetable source. It is diluted past Avogadro’s number (remember high school chemistry?), rendering it devoid of any molecules, and thus harmless. It maintains the original energetic frequency, however. It’s this stimulation to the immune system that primes it to recognize a disease when encountered in the environment to effectively mount an immune response in the most natural way. Or, the disease is repelled altogether.”

There are no dangerous side effects and there has never been a death from homeoprophylaxis. In fact, the effectiveness of homeoprophylaxis has proven to be robust and in many cases exceeds the effectiveness of conventional vaccines without all the dangerous and sometimes deadly side effects.

But does it work? Who uses it?

Thanks to our friends at The Healthy Home Economist, we know that it does work and several large-scale observational studies have found:

  • Leptospirosis in Cuba (2.5 million people (Bracho, G, Varela, E, Fernandez, R, et al. “Large-scale application of highly-diluted bacteria for Leptospirosis epidemic control.” Homeopathy. 99 (2010): 156-166))
  • Meningitis in Brazil (85,000 people (Mroninski, Adriano, Mattos. Homeopathic Links, Winter 2001, Vol 14(4))
  • Influenza (International Journal of High Dilution Research 2011; 10(36):174-176)
  • Japanese encephalitis in India (20 million people (Srinivasulu, G.An Open Observational Study on the prevention of Japanese Encephalitis through Miasmatic Prescription, Journal of Homoeopathy,U.K. 2014))
  • HP is also effective for the prevention of childhood diseases as observed in 3500 children (Golden, Isaac. “Homeoprophylaxis-A Fifteen Year Clinical Study: A Statistical Review of Efficacy and Safety of Long Term Homeoprophylaxis. Gisborne. Vic. 2004).

With HP, there is no expected antibody production (that’s not the goal, either) because antibody production isn’t necessarily the gold standard of immunology. People vary greatly in how their immune systems respond to stimulation from pathogens. HP addresses the innate arm of the immune system, unlike vaccines that just boost antibodies in a mechanical way. Truthfully, the artificial stimulation of the immune system can potentially cause damage and paves the way for possible lifelong issues with autoimmunity.

There are 3 applications for HP –

  1. Endemic disease (such as leptospirosis)
  2. Short term epidemics (such as influenza)
  3. Childhood diseases

For short-term epidemics, like flu, you dose for a few weeks/months until the risk is past. Some practitioners give “influenzinum” to their patients at the beginning of flu season and then every 6 weeks until the end of flu season.

More from the article:

“For childhood disease we use a program that contains single monthly doses for a period of about 3 years.  This includes 8 diseases that are on the recommended schedule that parents typically vaccinate for. Protection begins immediately with the first dose and continues for a period of about 10 years. Re-doses can be administered in teen years or young adulthood depending on exposure to disease and risk of the specific disease.”

HP is also safe to use when traveling to foreign countries, because the claim that you mustreceive vaccines to travel, is inaccurate. Actually, the only vaccine required to re-enter the US is yellow fever if you have visited a country where yellow fever is endemic; find that info on the CDC’s site under “travel” where you can click on links for each country and learn about the yellow fever risk. For all other vaccines- like those for hepatitis, dengue fever, typhoid, malaria, and others- HP is more than suitable and can provide protection- many of the studies already conducted have taken place in countries where these tropical epidemics exist.

If you hate the thought of injecting your tiny newborn with conventional vaccines, loaded with neurotoxic chemicals and additives that can damage their health for a lifetime, there IS another way. In fact, to learn more, the second international conference for parents and healthcare practitioners is taking place in St. Petersburg Florida, October 7-9, 2016. For more info, click here

If you want to purchase Green vaccines then please click here to go toWorldWideChoice.org with info on how to obtain them for you and your family!
(I have no affiliation with this group, but hear great things, I make ZERO commissions on it but this doctor does have them available along with a free consult.

Source: The Healthy Home Economist

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When your doctor says there’s no hope …..

Exceptional Teaching Tool for Health Practitioners and Laypeople Looking to Learn About Integrative Medicine

July 24, 2016 | 12,389 views
By Dr. Mercola
“We have thousands of tools,” Cowden says. “We could be here for days talking about all of them. The allopathic system unfortunately only has about three or four tools in their toolbox. When you get to the end of those few tools, the allopathic doctor says, ‘There is no more hope for your condition. Go home and suffer and die.’ 


Most of us will, at some point, go through personal health challenges, and it would be wise to have a personal physician you can trust who is grounded in natural medicine. Dr. Lee Cowden, who is my personal physician, has developed an excellent teaching program for licensed health professionals and laypeople alike.

Cowden is a board-certified interventional cardiologist who, after experiencing the limitations of the conventional model firsthand as a patient, came to realize there’s another approach.

“I was accepted to medical school in Houston … With all the grass, weeds, molds, fungus, pollens and everything in the air, I developed allergic rhinitis, then I developed allergic sinusitis, then infective sinusitis, [followed by] bronchitis and finally pneumonia.

I went to the chairman of different medical school departments to get help and I followed their instructions explicitly, and I got progressively worse. Thank goodness, my wife’s grandmother came to visit us in Houston. She saw me suffering and took pity on me.

She was a school teacher and a self-taught nutritionist. She took me to the health food store and got me some vitamins, minerals and herbs, and I got well.

I thought, ‘I need to learn what this woman knows and I need to take with a grain of salt everything I learned in the conventional allopathic training system after this.'”

The Importance of Addressing Your Emotions

Quite often, emotional wounding is part of the disease spectrum. Cowden suggests it may be a contributing factor in nearly all disease, to some degree. In some patients, it may be 90 percent causative. In others, it may only contribute 10 or 20 percent. However, avoiding addressing any potential emotional issues will oftentimes stifle the healing process and/or prevent complete healing.

Michelle LaMasa-Schrader, Ph.D., who teaches one of ACIM’s fellowship training courses on emotional healing, will also be speaking at this year’s conference. She teaches Recall Healing, which involves asking the patient the right questions, the right way, so the patient has an “aha moment.” When they have the “aha moment,” the condition the question addresses often resolves spontaneously without any other therapy.

Dr. [Ryke] Geerd Hamer in Germany was the one who started this back in 1978,” Cowden says. “Many others have added on to the methodology system. It’s quite an extraordinary process. I learned the process originally from Gilbert Renaud [Ph.D.,] in Vancouver B.C., Canada. He now travels in Europe and Russia, and teaches at the University of Moscow. Recall Healing is now a required course for the psychology students at the university.”

Other tools include EVOX therapy, which involves speaking into a microphone that records the frequencies embedded in your voice. Each frequency in your voice corresponds to a specific emotion attached to the person or event you’re speaking about. In 15 seconds, all the specific emotions surrounding the issue talked about are displayed on a computer screen. The device then takes these voice frequencies and makes them into a homeopathic energy that it delivers back into you.

“It shakes those memories loose, so the patient becomes free from them,” Cowden explains. I realize this may sound like hocus pocus, science fiction or both, but I’ve experienced a few EVOX therapy sessions and can attest to its effectiveness. The Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is another tool that can be quite useful, and there are many others. New techniques are also cropping up at a fairly rapid clip.

“They say allopathic medical knowledge is doubling every three to four years; integrative medicine knowledge is doubling every two years. Unless you’re continually learning, you’re going to fall behind and something that’s valuable will not be used,” Cowden says.


Please click here to watch this video of Dr Mercola and Dr Cowden discussing the subject matter:



From Crisis Intervention to Preventive Medicine

That was 1975. It took another decade before he decided to “come out of the closet,” as he puts it, and begin to incorporate the alternative methods he’d learned into his own medical practice.

By that time, he’d finished his cardiology and critical care medicine fellowships, and had practiced interventional cardiology and invasive medicine for a year.

“At the end of that year, I concluded three things: if I continued on that grueling path, I would kill myself and probably end up in divorce and wouldn’t know my children,” he says.

“The other thing I realized was that patients got well and got out of the hospital when they weren’t expected to because of the nutritional things I used while they were in the hospital.

But they were all coming back to the hospital two to three months later with the same condition, because they didn’t change their lifestyle.

They didn’t change their diet. They hadn’t done anything else. I realized at that point I was intervening way too far down the stream. I needed to get out of that crisis intervention mode.

I [started] thinking of getting into a more preventative medicine mode and start reversing diseases by identifying the causes and helping the patients to reverse those causes.”

Cowden now travels and teaches doctors about various preventive and integrative care strategies, including diet, detoxification, electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and much more.

I believe the model Cowden has developed, integrating many different modalities into a very comprehensive and integrative approach, is one of the best available for physicians who seek to learn and integrate this into their practice.

The Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine

Cowden’s intention and goal is to create a large number of physicians and healthcare clinicians who understand integrative or alternative medicine principles and are able to apply them.

He’s developed a course to train clinicians that seems to be, from everything I’ve reviewed, the most cost-effective strategy available.

“The academy I work with, the Academy of Comprehensive Integrative Medicine (ACIM), is a Panamanian-based academy (because they still have freedom of speech) that has been at this since late 2008.

We’ve been filming valuable information, editing it and uploading it to the academy website. So there’s a lot of information on the academy website, ACIMConnect.com.”

ACIM connects practitioners to other practitioners through a mentoring process. It also connects practitioners with patients that want to seek their help, and connects patients with patients who need support and encouragement during their healing process.

The cost for this program is about one-quarter of the typical cost for similar programs, and by providing online training, you also save a lot of money by eliminating the need for travel and hotel stays.

Periodically, you may be required to go to a fixed location for hands-on instruction, but 80 to 90 percent of what you need to learn is done online at your own convenience.

Moreover, you do not have to be a licensed medical professional to participate. Even laypeople and patients can enroll in the program. If you complete the entire program, you will be certified as a comprehensive wellness coach who can work closely with a licensed practitioner. The two available paths in the academy are:

  1. The informal path: as a member (free membership is also available), you can look through the catalog and select the education courses that interest you. All courses are available as online videos.
  2. The formal path: practitioners who want to go to the next step can enter into the ACIM’s integrative medicine fellowship program, which includes 300 hours’ worth of integrative medicine educational training, much of which can be done online. There are also different levels within the fellowship program, from low to high.

Mark Your Calendar for ACIM’s Annual Conference

ACIM holds an annual conference in Florida. This year, I will be speaking at this event, which will be held in Orlando from September 22 through September 24.

There’s also a post-conference on September 25, which will include the major laboratories that test blood or use other non-scanning techniques to find out whether a person has cancer and to what extent.

For example, by measuring Nagalase and ENOX2, Cowden says you can receive a “fairly certain” diagnosis of whether you have cancer, all in a matter of 48 hours.

It promises to be one of the best events of the year and I am very excited to be sharing my latest insights on the metabolic treatment of cancer. Many of the leading experts in the field will also be there, including Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D. author of the book “Cancer as a Metabolic Disease.”

If you have an interest in cancer, this is the go-to event of the year to get the latest insights on how to conquer cancer through diet and other means. You can get the details at this link.

“This topic of diet and cancer is absolutely crucial. Without [addressing your diet], most patients have very little hope of recovery, whether they go the allopathic route or the integrative medicine route,” Cowden says.

“We have Dr. Tsuneo Kobayashi coming from Japan. Twenty years ago, he started doing research for finding a blood chemistry panel that could determine whether a person was starting to develop cancer. If he found they were starting to develop cancer, he would intervene with natural means and turn that around, so that the cancer markers became normal again.

During that time, there should have been 300 full-blown cases of cancer in his group of patients, but there’s not been one. He’s going to tell us how he did all that. That’s going to be a fascinating presentation.

Dr. [Ioannis] Papasotiriou is coming to us from Greece. He’s developed a lab that’s just mind-boggling … He can actually make a remedy that can be used to treat a patient from the patient’s own blood. We have Dr. William LaValley … who has researched the literature, finding all the articles in the peer-reviewed literature showing how nutraceuticals effectively reverse cancer … “

Novel Tool to Improve Your Sleep Quality

While conventional medicine has only a limited number of tools at its disposal, there’s really no shortage of them in the integrative model. I’ve had some experience with a few that are really incredible. One tool I’m currently using is a fitness ring that assesses sleep quality, which is an important part of the health equation.

The ring essentially works like a mini sleep lab. It will tell you how long you were in light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep, your heart rate variability, what time you wake up and your total sleep time.

“We have thousands of tools,” Cowden says. “We could be here for days talking about all of them. The allopathic system unfortunately only has about three or four tools in their toolbox. When you get to the end of those few tools, the allopathic doctor says, ‘There is no more hope for your condition. Go home and suffer and die.’ 

That’s when you need to start looking in the integrative medicine realm. Years ago, somebody asked me, ‘What business are you in?’ I said, ‘I’m in the failure business. I treat the failures of the allopathic medical community.’ The human body has been created to regenerate as long as the allopathic doctors don’t get too much in the way. The pharmaceuticals block the healing process. The surgery removes body parts that you might have needed …

Anyway, the EEG Biofeedback is an extremely valuable tool in the integrative medicine toolbox … We measure the brain waves coming off the different parts of the brain, [which] tells us with great predictive accuracy what that person’s sleep is like, what their mood is like, what their memory is like, what their ability to do a mathematical calculation is like, whether they have anxiety … It’s amazing what we can learn.”

Herbal Medicine

Cowden uses products from a Florida-based herbal company called NutraMedix. Many of its products are potent mitochondrial regulators. Cowden estimates most all people have disease-causing microbes in their bodies. As long as your immune system is strong, they’re kept in check. But if your immune function falters, they can easily take over, and many pathogenic microorganisms produce biotoxins that are more toxic than man-made ones.

“Those add on to the pile that’s already in your body from the pesticides, the herbicides, the heavy metals and the radioactive elements we’re all getting exposed to every day just by living and breathing,” Cowden says. “You can become very ill [from] the combination of the bugs and the toxins. When we use these herbals, we’re shifting that balance. They’re very diverse in their effect.”

What’s unique about the NutraMedix products is that most of them are quantum physically imprinted. They’re high-quality herbal extracts from naturally raised plants in the jungle. They also act like homeopathics, because they can deal with a lot of things that the herbs themselves cannot address.

I’ve tried about a dozen different preparations from NutraMedix and have experienced profound benefits from them. Ideally, they’d be prescribed by someone who has the training and knowledge to select the most appropriate remedy, but they’re quite safe either way, so there’s no major downside to taking them.

“No. They’ve studied these at the University of Guayaquil in Ecuador in animals and given hundreds of times the human recommended dose, scaled down to animal bodyweight, for weeks on end without seeing any change in the behavior of the animals or any change in the histology of the organs … We know that these are extremely safe. In some cases, safer than water,” Cowden says.

Herbal Remedies for Lyme Disease

People with Lyme disease, for example, may benefit from these kinds of herbal formulas. Cowden has created a specific treatment program for Lyme patients who have failed to improve on antibiotic therapy. In initial tests, the improvement rate was around 80 percent.

Bionatus, located in Ecuador, has an educational website, NutraMedix.ec, where you can learn more about this all-natural treatment program. The 11 herbs used in this program include Cumanda, Banderol and Samento.

Takuna is also an excellent product to help with seasonal health challenges. I recommend keeping Takuna in your home emergency medical kit.

“It’s a comprehensive program. You don’t really have to know what kind of creature you have in your body. It will address the vast majority of the creatures that are there,” Cowden says.

Integrative Medicine Can Help Just About Any Condition

According to doctors who have used the Cowden Support Program in their chronically-ill patients, this program has often produced “amazing results.” Other procedures developed by innovative integrative practitioners can also have amazing results in certain chronically-ill patients.

“We know you can reverse chronic diarrhea caused by Clostridium dificil and even ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease oftentimes with one procedure called human fecal transplant. We’re talking about permanent resolution. This treatment came out of Australia but it’s actually been studied at the Mayo Clinic and proven to be effective. Why are we still giving all the drugs for these conditions when we can effectively treat them and often cure them with one integrative treatment?” he says.

The Importance of Addressing Food Sensitivities

Food sensitivities underlie many chronic health problems, and there are electronic tools that can comprehensively screen for hundreds, if not thousands, of different foods, giving you a list of foods you’re sensitive to within a matter of 15 minutes. Cowden recommends using electrodermal screening or galvanic skin response testing. By eliminating sensitizing foods, you may experience a significant improvement in your condition.

“When you’re dealing with an immune-related problem like cancer, for example, if you’re consuming a lot of food allergens every day, a lot of the immune energy is going to deal with that food allergy reaction rather than the immunity that’s taking care of the cancer. You’re cheating yourself out of combating the cancer when you have those unnecessary food allergy reactions,” Cowden says.

“In this type of medicine, we also teach practitioners how to do the Coca Pulse test, so that they can teach their patients how to do that at home. It’s a very simple process. Just take your pulse before the meal. Relax for a few minutes. Eat your meal without distress. No arguments at the table. No watching the news.

About 10 minutes after the meal, take your pulse again. If your pulse rate goes up, you know you’ve had an allergy reaction to that meal. We don’t have to know what type of allergy reaction; we just know there’s a problem in that meal. If they make an entire meal out of each one of those component foods over the next three days, they could figure out which ones [are problematic].”

Most heart rate variability tools come from Russia, where they’ve studied and perfected this technique over the last 45 years. Cowden likes a heart rate variability system called Heart Quest, which tells you not only what your autonomic nervous system is doing, but also what’s going on with your hormonal, psycho-emotional and cardiovascular systems.

From this, you can assess your brain’s toxic load and potential mineral or hormone deficiencies, for example. You can also assess the balance of your meridian system, used in Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the Ayurvedic system.

Remarkable Success Stories

Some of the more remarkable success stories using integrative medicine involve prospective transplant patients. Many have actually been on the roster list for an organ transplant, and implementing Cowden’s protocols made them well enough to not need that transplant. To me, that’s quite profound.

“I had a young fellow come to me from Israel years ago with kidney failure. He was on the verge of dialysis. He already had one kidney transplant and he was rejecting that kidney. In just a month’s time — with dietary changes, nutritional supplementation, some emotional work [and] some electromagnetic therapies — he went to perfectly normal kidney function …

The liver is one of the most regenerative organs in the body. For somebody to get a liver transplant is absolutely crazy, because all you have to do is get rid of the toxins in the liver … You can get the toxins out and stop putting more toxins in. Give the body just a few nutrients to help rebuild the liver back up, and it regenerates in every case,” Cowden says.

That may sound like a bold statement, but this is coming from a clinician who’s treated patients for 30 years and has seen these kinds of cases day in and day out.

More Information

The take-home message here is that, no matter what health issue you’re trying to address, there is likely a wide array of tools and treatment strategies that can help. My goal is to catalyze the transformation of the healing system in the world. I can provide information on this website, but ultimately we need clinicians trained in these alternative and integrative methods, so that patients can get expert guidance.

The ACIM program is, in my view, the best training tool out there for health practitioners and laypeople alike. Especially if you’re a practicing clinician, I couldn’t encourage you more strongly to participate. You can get more information and enroll on ACIMConnect.com.

“I think each listener, no matter what their background, can go to the academy website and learn things that will be valuable for their own health, the health of their family members and close friends. If they choose to, they can even apply that to others. They can do that, if they’re not a practitioner, as a wellness coach.

We want to try to hook up wellness coaches with well-trained integrative practitioners, so they can work together. Integrative practitioners need the help of the wellness coach to handle the patients … Creating that team is the best scenario for the practitioner, the wellness coach and the patient,” Cowden says.

The program also teaches you how to legally practice as a wellness coach, so you don’t run the risk of going to jail for practicing medicine without a license. That’s a big part of the equation. It’s important to have the appropriate legal structure in place. Cowden is also working on a tertiary care system, where severely ill patients can have access to guidance and care for days or weeks at a time.

“Some people might have far advanced cancer. They might have to spend a few weeks in a tertiary care location to get the integrative care they need. Then once they are improved significantly, they go back into the setting around their home where there’s a wellness coach or an integrative practitioner that can do the follow through and keep them moving in the right direction.

You need to have that balance of ‘the best of the best’ on call all the time, if you need him, but also the person that’s going to be close to you, the primary care practitioner [and] the wellness coach that’s going to do the follow-through.”

Attend the ACIM Conquering Cancer Conference

If you have an interest in or passion for learning more about cancer, be sure to attend the ACIM Conquering Cancer Conference in Orlando, September 22 through September 24. Cowden and I will both be there, along with a long list of other excellent speakers, including my mentor in nutrition, Dr. Ron Rosedale. You’ll learn how to implement a ketogenic diet, for example, and much more.

Perhaps more importantly, get your clinician to participate in the ACIM Connect training program, so they can get certified and become aware of all these great tools. A practitioner can begin the fellowship program with just 30 hours of training, which is one level.

Source: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/07/24/integrative-medicine-teaching-tools.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20160724Z2&et_cid=DM112263&et_rid=1585216815


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