Colloidal Silver Beats Ringworm Infection

 

 

Ringworm is a topical skin condition that causes a red, crusted, scaly-appearing rash that’s often circular in form, erroneously causing people to believe a worm is involved. 

 

Known medically as tinea (which is Latin for “worm”), it can also cause blister-like lesions.  And when found on the head, its symptoms can include scaling of the scalp and even patches of hair loss.

 

Occurring most often areas with warm, moist climates, it’s highly contagious and can be passed from person to person by physical contact, or by sharing combs, brushes and other personal care items, or even clothing. 

 

Ringworm affects millions of people each year in the United States, and tens of millions more worldwide, including millions of children.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called it “a major public health concern.”

 

But what exactly is ringworm?  And is colloidal silver known to be an effective treatment for this contagious skin condition?  Here’s the scoop you need to know…

 

 

 

Stubborn Cases

 

Another method some people have found to be very effective for extremely stubborn cases of ringworm is to take a small empty shot glass and put a dollop of colloidal silver GEL  (i.e., a glob of it about half the size of a marble).

 

 

 

 

Then add four drops of a good, high-quality Tea Tree Oil (i.e., Melaleuca oil) and use a plastic spoon or other clean implement to mix it together really well in the shot glass.

 

The gel will turn from clear color to whitish color in the process of being mixed with the Tea Tree Oil.

 

A small amount of this mixture is then applied two or three times a day to the affected areas of the skin (being careful to stay away from the eyes, as Tea Tree Oil can be a bit caustic and will definitely burn the eyes).

 

Put a piece of Saran Wrap or other covering over the shot glass to keep your mixture fresh for repeated use throughout the day.

 

You can judge how long to keep applying it to the affected area simply by watching the skin condition clear up. When it’s clear, stop using it. But continue to spray a good liquid colloidal silver product on the previously affected area for another seven days, to prevent recurrence.

 

Experts tell me they’ve never seen this mixture fail to work on stubborn ringworm and other fungal skin infections. But if you don’t see significant clearing of the condition beginning within three days of using this mixture three times a day, then you’ll have to switch to something else.

Another frequently mentioned home remedy is to disinfect the area around the site of the ringworm infection with vinegar. Then further wash the site with liquid colloidal silver. Then apply tea tree oil unmixed with any other substance.

 

(Again, experts say you need to be very careful about getting Tea Tree Oil too near the eyes.  And don’t touch the treated area with the hands and then touch near the eyes. If Tea Tree oil gets into the eyes, thoroughly rinsing the eyes with water will help, but many experts claim that rinsing the eyes with milk is even more effective, as the fats in the milk cling to the caustic oils in the Tea Tree oil and rinse it out of the eyes faster than water can.  Naturally, a visit to the local Urgent Care Center might be necessary if Tea Tree oil gets into the eyes and cannot be sufficiently rinsed out.)

 

The Experts Agree

 

Regardless of which method of treatment you use, the consensus of experts is that colloidal silver is extremely effective against ringworm.

 

Indeed, way back in 1920 Alfred B. Searle, author of Use of Colloids in Health and Disease wrote, “Colloidal silver has been used with marked success in treatment of ringworm of body, tinea versicolor, soft sores, pustular eczema of the scalp and pubes…

 

 

 

And even earlier than that, in 1912, the British medical journal Lancet stated that colloidal silver had been used successfully to treat ringworm and other fungal skin conditions.

 

More recently, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine stated in their Physician & Practitioner Administered Procedures and Therapies, “Among the conditions colloidal silver has controlled are severe burns, acne, boils, candida and yeast infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, digestive problems and colitis, ear and sinus infections, herpes, shingles, lupus, malaria, viral and fungal infections, blood parasites, rheumatoid arthritis, and ringworm.”

 

And in a clinical study titled, “Antifungal effect of silver nanoparticles on dermatophytes,” published in 2008 the prestigious Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology, researchers demonstrated that silver nanoparticles were even more effective than prescription antifungal drugs in the treatment of Trichophyton species of fungus – the most common cause of athlete’s foot, jock itch, ringworm, and hair and nail fungal infections in humans.

 

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Beautiful Earth Beneath Our Feet

We’re only beginning to understand soil’s hidden world


(Jon Hughes for The Washington Post)

 Gardening columnist August 9

 

The gardener has a long, touchy-feely relationship with the soil. As every good cultivator knows, you assess the earth by holding it. Is it dark and crumbly, is there an earthworm or beetle in there, is it moist, and when you smell it, are you getting that pleasant earthy aroma?

All these signs are reassuring, and have been through the ages, but they are mere indicators of something much greater and infinitely mysterious: a hidden universe beneath our feet.

This cosmos is only now revealing itself as a result of scientific discoveries based on better microscopic imaging and DNA analysis. There is much still to learn, but it boils down to this: Plants nurture a whole world of creatures in the soil that in return feed and protect the plants, including and especially trees. It is a subterranean community that includes worms, insects, mites, other arthropods you’ve never heard of, amoebas, and fellow protozoa. The dominant organisms are bacteria and fungi. All these players work together, sometimes by eating one another.

The awareness of this biosphere should change the way gardeners think about cultivating plants and heighten everyone’s understanding of the natural world. In other words, don’t ever call it “dirt” again.

Nematodes convert nitrogen into a form that plants can use. (Jon Hughes for The Washington Post)

The sheer vitality of it is mind-bending: A teaspoon of good loam may contain a billion bacteria, yards of fungal strands, several thousand protozoas and a few dozen nematodes, according to Jeff Lowenfels, a garden writer based in Anchorage and co-author of “Teaming With Microbes.”

This is, basically, how it works: Plants manufacture carbohydrates through photosynthesis, but not just for themselves. They release some of their carbon sugars into the soil, which causes the bacteria and fungi to show up to feed. The bacteria crowd around the root zone, and the fungi form vast networks of interlocking strands that often link one plant to another. The bacteria convert nitrogen and other nutrients into forms the plants can use, often by getting devoured by other microbes.

The fungal strands, the mycelium, effectively increase the root mass of its host plant by as much as a thousand times and transport a bevy of goodies to the host plants, including phosphorus, copper, calcium and zinc. There is also evidence that trees use this network to send signals to one another if, say, leaf-eating pests have arrived.

In his Ted Talk, mycologist Paul Stamets referred to mycelium as “Earth’s natural Internet.”

Although some plant (and human) diseases are caused by soil-borne fungi and bacteria, most of these microbes are beneficial and keep the bad ones in check. The organisms assist in other ways, by increasing the size of soil particles, which improves the ability of the soil to hold water and air.

Even in the middle of a city, the subterranean world is thriving.

Scientists took almost 600 soil samples from across New York’s Central Park and discovered a surprising diversity and richness. They identified more than 120,000 types of bacteria and more than 40,000 species of fungi, protozoa and arthropods.

Fungi break down organic matter, which is why you will see mycelium strands in compost piles and under leaf litter. (Jon Hughes for The Washington Post)

Among the unexpected findings: The microbial species were the same, more or less, as those found in parts of the world with dramatically different flora and climates from New York’s, including Antarctic cold deserts, tropical forests and grasslands.

There was a strong association between the diverse organisms in each sample. “Unravelling these relationships will be critical to building a more integrated understanding of below-ground ecology,” the researchers wrote in a paperpublished by the journal for the British Royal Society. “Our work highlights that most of the diversity found in soil remains undescribed.”

Enough is known, however, to create a 21st-century subset of farming known as regenerative agriculture. The farmers have discovered that if you foster this biosphere, you don’t need expensive fertilizers because the microbes repay the plants with nutrients. They also, for obvious reasons, avoid pesticides that would kill this soil life.

The farmers do as little soil digging as possible because traditional tillage destroys the fungal networks and the desirable soil structure. Cover crops keep the soil life happy between growing seasons.

Advocates of this low-impact farming say it can restore soil carbon lost by the historic conversion of forest and prairie to farmland and help to mitigate greenhouse gases. In the 1990s, an Agricultural Research Service scientist in Beltsville, Sara F. Wright, discovered a sticky coating to fungal threads named glomalin that, it turns out, is a major reservoir for carbon.

Lowenfels says it’s also time for gardeners to adopt practices that nurture the soil biosphere. To say he thinks deeply about this subterranean world is an understatement. In addition to “Teaming With Microbes,” he has written “Teaming With Nutrients.” His latest title is “Teaming With Fungi,” which dwells on the type of fungi that directly associate with plant roots. They are known as mycorrhizal fungi, and he’s a big fan of adding them to his plants when they are installed, either as a spray or in powdered form available from the garden center. “It works. My tomato plants are bigger than the control, they’ve got more fruit on them, the plants are so healthy,” he told me. “My carrots are unbelievable this year.”

Some gardeners turn to compost tea to build soil microbes. This is made by aerating sugars, compost and humic acids in non-chlorinated water and then spraying the brew on plants and soil. Others are not convinced that this is needed, though everyone agrees that the way to foster the soil food web is to top-dress growing beds and lawns with organic matter such as shredded leaves or finished compost.

James Nardi, a biologist at the University of Illinois in Urbana, offers this advice: “Work with your fellow non-human gardeners. I never use synthetic fertilizers, and I never use pesticides.” Nardi’s 2007 book, “Life in the Soil,” remains an excellent introduction to the subject.

In the fall, he mixes horse manure with fallen leaves, shreds the mixture and applies it as a mulch to his growing beds. “In the spring, I have this lovely, spongy soil,” he said. Lowenfels shreds autumn leaves on his lawn and lets the biosphere use them over the winter.

The organic gardener’s mantra has never seemed more appropriate. Feed the soil, not the plant.

The players

● Earthworms: Earthworms (and other worms) play an important role in the hidden biosphere. Most worm species in the garden were imported by Old World settlers, and some worms in certain regions have caused a problem by processing organic matter too efficiently. The latest culprit is a creature called the Japanese crazy worm (Amynthas agrestis), which multiplies like, er, crazy and damages the soil structure through mass feeding. It is long established in parts of the Southeast but has spread recently to Wisconsin and Illinois, where it is causing problems.

But the European earthworms familiar to most gardeners are helpful.

Worms provide critical assistance to smaller organisms by breaking down and incorporating leaves into the soil, so all may eat. Worm castings are rich in nutrients, including calcium, nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium.

The most famous observer of earthworms, Charles Darwin, estimated that they could add as much as 40 tons of casts per acre annually.

● Insects: Thousands of insects (and spiders) live in a patch of soil. Some are considered pests by humans — Japanese beetle grubs, termites and weevils, for example — but others are beloved or at least beguiling and include the larvae of lightning bugs and cicadas. Dung beetles convert animal waste into humus, a service we take for granted. Ants are the most abundant soil insect. Although some species are pests or nurture pests such as aphids, ants with their highly organized colonies are essential members of the soil biosphere. They assist in the conversion of litter to humus, move and mix large quantities of soil, and spread the seed of bulbs and other desirable plants.

● Other arthropods: The more conspicuous of these include millipedes and centipedes, as well as woodlice. Millipedes feed on plant debris and microbes; centipedes eat other arthropods. Woodlice, or sowbugs, are crustaceans that like soft plant debris and make quick work of green plant material and newly fallen leaves.

One of the most abundant, but barely visible, arthropods in the soil are springtails. They are named for a tail-like structure that allows them to jump when threatened. As many as a billion or more can live in an acre of soil. Depending on species, they cycle plant debris or feed on fungi, algae or other springtails.

Mites are generally regarded by gardeners as pests, and some are — sucking sap from plants and spreading disease. But the soil houses an immense community of non-pest species that are essential to the cycle of life. Half the known species of mites live in the soil, where they feed on decaying plant litter. Nardi writes that they “set the stage for smaller decomposers like bacteria and fungi to free most of the energy and nutrients stored in those leaves.”

Some mites are predatory and attack nematodes and other small creatures.

● Nematodes: Nematodes are tiny wormlike creatures that have traditionally been viewed in agriculture as serious pests that harm plants by feeding on their roots. More recently, the view of nematodes has become more nuanced because some species are now commonly used (and purchased) as predators of garden pests such as slugs, vine weevils and white grubs, to name a few. In truth, the world of nematodes is much greater and can only be imagined. Experts believe there may be close to a million species, of which only a fraction have been described scientifically.

Some nematodes eat soil bacteria and fungi, while others prefer to consume other soil arthropods and protozoa. Their value to the garden is in converting nitrogen into a form that plants can use.

● Protozoa: Protozoa are microscopic creatures that live in vast numbers in the film of water between soil particles. The most well known is the amoeba, but these microbes come in several forms, including species that move with a single flagellum or with hairlike cilia.

They are the major predator of bacteria, and in consuming them they release nitrogen and other nutrients to plants.

Protozoa, in turn, are eaten by nematodes and other small arthropods.

● Bacteria: Historically, bacteria have been associated with germs. Some of the nastiest human diseases — anthrax, typhoid, tuberculosis and syphilis, for example — are the result of bacterial infections. But we have come to know too that our guts are full of beneficial bacteria and essential to our health.

The soil is the same way — the bad actors are outnumbered and usually outwitted by the good ones. Healthy soil is loaded with bacteria, and because they’re not very mobile, they tend to hang out in vast numbers on and around the roots of plants, a zone known as the rhizosphere. There can be as much as 100 times more bacteria around plant roots than elsewhere in the soil, and with good reason. The plants feed them carbon sugars. The microbes give back nitrogen.

● Fungi: Fungi break down organic matter, which is why you will see mycelium strands in compost piles and under leaf litter. Two basic forms of fungi form a symbiotic relationship with plants. One exists in proximity to root tips and associates with hardwood trees and conifers. The other penetrates the cell wall of the roots and is found in plants of the domestic landscape — flowers, shrubs, grasses and vegetables.

The fungi grow tiny, fragile strands called hyphae. They are a tenth the thickness of human hair, but there are so many of them that they form a vast network, effectively extending the reach and efficiency of plant roots. In her book “The Soil Will Save Us,” science writer Kristin Ohlson says there can be as much as 320 miles of hyphae in a cubic foot of soil. At least 80 percent of the plants on Earth connect to these fungal partners.

“Gardeners need to know this stuff,” Lowenfels said. “A thinking gardener is a better gardener.”

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BAOBAB – bountiful health booster

 

BAOBAB TREE

Baobab is the common name of the Adansonia tree – this ‘super-fruit’ is found inside hard pods that hang upside-down from the tree.  It has a delectable citrus flavour.  It is an ingredient in many bodybuilding and fitness supplements as well as in vitamins/mineral formulas.

HEALTH BENEFITS

Baobab fruit is high in

  1. calcium
  2. potassium (4 x that of bananas)
  3. magnesium (5 x that of avocados)
  4. zinc
  5. vitamin A
  6. thiamin or vitamin B1
  7. vitamin B6
  8. bioflavonoids
  9. antioxidant / anti-ageing
  10. prebiotic properties
  11. vitamin C – contributing to healthy blood vessels, bones, cartilage, gums, skin and teeth.

 

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BAOBAB SMOOTHIE POWER

Be creative – Please share your amazing baobab smoothie recipes with us and we’ll publish them at our webstore!

 

 

OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS

Baobab

  • strengthens the immune system and increases iron absorption.
  • energy booster – less tiredness / fatigue 
  • high in fibre, both soluble and insoluble (prebiotic) = healthy gut 
  • assists with bowel regularity
  • helpful in weight management
  • soluble fibre assists with slowed release of sugar into the bloodstream, thus reducing energy spikes
  • Traditionally used to relieve diarrhoea, constipation and dysentery

 

 

CREAMY HOT CHOCOLATE BAOBAB DRINK  ..  AND IT’S PURE HEALTH!

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Who knew?  Baobab powder has powers beyond those well documented health-giving properties we love so much.  We’ve discovered that it gives hot chocolate a smooth and creamy finish, much like chocolate mousse in hot drink form.  To fully enjoy this Bao-choco treat one needs to get the ratio of cacao to baobab just right.  We think we’ve got it, and can’t wait for you to try it. It’s exceptionally delicious with the whipped coconut cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups milk use almond milk for a dairy-free version
  • 3 heaped Tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 heaped tsp baobab powder
  • 2-3 tsp agave crystals / syrup or honey (adjust to taste)
  • Pinch of Himalayan or other pure salt

Preparation

Takes 10 minutes, serves 2

  1. Pour milk into a small saucepan and warm up slowly over a medium heat.
  2. When warm enough to test with your finger without burning yourself, add the rest of the ingredients and whisk until combined.
  3. Continue heating until it reaches your desired temperature.
  4. Serve (with some Eureka Mills rusks) and banish winter!

Tip: to make it easier to combine with the milk, put the cacao powder through a sieve.

 

Moringa Oil – Health and Beauty

MARVELLOUS  MIRACULOUS MULTI-FUNCTIONAL MORINGA OIL

 

 

 

 

1. Moringa oil : Anti-ageing properties

One of the greatest Moringa oil benefits for beauty is it’s anti-ageing property. With all the antioxidants contained in Moringa oil, it’s no wonder that it is widely used by the cosmetics industry in ant-ageing creams. The oil is famous for its anti-ageing properties and its said to reduce wrinkles and slow the ageing process.

 

Beautiful Glowing Skin

 

 

2. Moringa oil for beautiful hair

With regular use, moringa oil will strengthen one’s hair. Massaged into hair and scalp, the oil penetrates deep and the vitamins and minerals are quickly absorbed by the hair follicles to give a deep down nourishing treatment.

3. Moringa oil for dry scalp

Another one of wonderful Moringa oil benefits is that the oil is a fantastic moisturiser. Lighter than many other natural oils, Moringa oil is absorbed quickly into the scalp for fast relief of a dry and itchy scalp.

4. Moringa oil soothes minor cuts and burns

Moringa oil benefits also include natural antiseptic qualities and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it an ideal treatment for minor cuts, burns and rashes. It gently soothes pain, reduces inflammation and promotes the healing process.

5. Moringa oil promotes a good night’s sleep

Taken internally, moringa oil is well known for its calming properties and it can help ensure that you get a good night’s sleep. It is also known to help lower and control blood pressure. (Ask the advice of your doctor though, before trying any self treatments.)

6. Moringa oil : an acne treatment

Moringa oil is an effective way to treat acne and remove blackheads and pimples. The oil is an effective, deep down cleanser and its antibacterial properties will help to fight infection, while the anti-inflammatory properties will reduce redness.

7. Moringa oil counteracts dandruff and split ends

Another one of great Moringa oil benefits for hair.  In addition to strengthening hair, Moringa oil also effectively combats both split ends and dandruff. Simply massage the oil into damp hair.

 

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8. Moringa oil – a wonderful facial cleanser and moisturiser

Use  moringa oil as a daily facial cleanser. The oil gently lifts dirt and pollution from the skin and the pores, leaving you with a beautifully fresh and glowing complexion.

9. Moringa oil for sunburn

Another one of wonderful Moringa oil benefits is that, thanks to its soothing, anti-inflammatory properties, Moringa oil is an ideal sunburn treatment. Gently rubbed into the affected area, it will soothe the pain and reduce the inflammation and discomfort. It can also be used in the same way to treat insect bites and stings.

10. Moringa Oil to soothe and soften dry skin and chapped lips

Moringa oil helps soothe dry skin and chapped lips by maintaining moisture and skin softness. It can also be beneficial in treating various skin conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and can simply rejuvenate dull and tired looking skin, adding beautiful and healthy glow. It can also help reduce acne spots and hyper-pigmentation.

NOTE : Moringa oil, like other many other natural oils, does tend to solidify in cold temperatures.   One can either warm it a little in some warm water or just scoop into the palm of the hand and it is almost instantly ready to apply.

 

 

 

 

and, and ………. one can take Moringa oil as a health supplement or use it in cooking. Similar to olive oil, it can be used as a salad dressing or as a cooking oil and it contains 90 nutrients, as well as omega-3 fatty acids and anti-oxidants.

Stay beautiful!

 

 

 

 

Source : http://www.beautyandtips.com/beautyoils/top-10-moringa-oil-benefits-for-beauty-and-health/

How to Heal Yourself by Talking to your Body

Source:  http://upliftconnect.com/heal-yourself-by-talking-to-your-body/

How to Heal Yourself by Talking to your Body

By Therese Wade Heal Yourself

Your Cells are Listening

Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.

These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey within to discover the extraordinary healing capacity of the human body.

When this perspective was introduced to me, I was suffering from a severe chronic pain disorder. I suddenly imagined incorporating this concept into my meditation routine.

I thought, can my body hear me… can I talk to it to gain its cooperation in healing this condition?

Can my body hear me?
Can my body hear me?

The Path to Freedom

That night, after reaching a state of deep calm through meditation, I inwardly engaged my body in a heartfelt conversation, with hope, but having no idea what to expect. After about one hour of this focused communication, something amazing happened.

My tissues began to respond. Connective tissue pulled and stretched apart layers of scar tissue. Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control.

As this response continued, one of my calf muscles that had become paralyzed by the neuropathic condition — diagnosed as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy — came back to life as electric-like jolts shot through the area.

My heart pounded as I realized that the path to my freedom from this condition had finally begun.

Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform flexion and extension exercises independently of my conscious control.
Nerves fired and my calf muscles began to perform independently of my conscious control.

Guidelines for Dynamic Healing

With a background in acupuncture and Oriental medicine, I knew too well how prevalent chronic pain is in this country and I wondered what the implications of this phenomenon could mean to so many others who were suffering.

As I continued to make progress with my condition, I organized my approach into a system that I could teach to clients and shifted my professional focus to hypnotherapy.

When instructing my clients, I explain that a regular meditation practice is necessary to train the brain to enter alpha and theta brain wave states. While in these states, communication between the conscious mind and the physical body is dramatically enhanced.

A regular meditation practice is necessary to train the brain.
A regular meditation practice is necessary to train the brain.

I have found that when communicating, there are three key steps to gaining the cooperation of the body:

  • Approach your body with genuine compassion, understanding that it is made up of conscious cells who experience emotions.
  • Build trust by engaging your body in mental conversations about your desire for the two of you to cooperate and overcome the ailment.
  • Allow changes in the conversation by using different thoughts and words that elicit spontaneous elevated emotions.

From my experience, the above guidelines are necessary to achieve dynamic healing responses in the body.

The above guidelines are necessary to achieve dynamic healing responses in the body.
The above guidelines are necessary to achieve dynamic healing responses in the body.

The Force of human Intention

I recently came across a very similar set of factors that were discovered by researcher Cleve Backster, who spent 36 years studying biocommunication in plant, animal and human cells. He referred to these factors as real intent, attunement, and spontaneity.[1]

Backster, formerly an interrogation specialist for the CIA, wrote about the defining moment which led him to his real work in this world, in his book Primary Perception.[2]

This moment occurred one February morning in 1966 when he decided to monitor the Dracaena plant in his lab utilizing polygraph equipment.

Researcher Cleve Backstair spent 36 years studying biocommunication in plant, animal and human cells
Cleve Backster spent 36 years studying biocommunication in plant, animal and human cells.

He attached the electrodes to a leaf and began to think about ways that he might induce a surge in electrical activity in the plant. In humans this surge in electrical activity is associated with intense emotions.

The plant reacted to the idea of being burnt.The plant reacted to the idea of being burnt.

Can Plants become Attuned to their Primary Care Takers?

When he returned with the matches, the plant was still showing the same high level reaction which would interfere with tracking additional changes on the chart. Backster decided to “remove the threat” by returning the matches to the desk.

At this point, the chart displayed a downward trend as the plant apparently began to calm down.[3] When Backster attempted to repeat the same results by pretending that he was going to burn the plant, there was no reaction. The plant seemed to sense the difference between real and artificial intent.

He eventually discovered that plants become attuned to their primary care takers, responding to both their positive and negative emotions and to their return after being away for a time.[4] Chart findings also showed that plants prioritize the emotions of their primary care takers over the emotions of others nearby.

Plants prioritize the emotions of their primary care takers over the emotions of others.
Plants prioritize the emotions of their primary care takers over the emotions of others.

Signs of Consciousness

Backster later expanded his research to include testing human cells for signs of consciousness.

He collected white blood cells from human donors, electroded them in a test tube and then recorded the cells’ reactions as the donors experienced different emotional states. He found that spontaneous emotions were necessary in order to elicit an electrical reaction in the cells.

For instance, if a donor forced herself to feel an emotion, the cells would not respond. However, when she received a distressing phone call from her daughter, the cells reacted significantly.[5]

He noted that distance seemed to be irrelevant in these experiments. For example, a donor left his electroded cells behind in the lab, then kept a detailed log of any stressful emotions experienced on his trip home to another state, such as missing a turn on the freeway, standing in a long line at the airport, and the take-off of his plane.

Later, his logged incidents compared with the chart recording showed strong correlations between the timing of the stressful events and the electrical reactions in his cells. The chart became quiet again when he arrived home and went to sleep.[6]

Spontaneous emotions were necessary in order to elicit an electrical reaction in the cells.
Spontaneous emotions were necessary in order to elicit an electrical reaction in the cells.

Raw Creative Healing Ability

These experiments were conducted while using equipment that screened out electromagnetic radiation — the usual energies used for information transmission. The cells behaved as if the screens weren’t there, suggesting that this communication is carried by a field still unidentified by conventional science.[7]

Some scientists believe that the further development of quantum physics may help guide us to understand this field that communicates emotional intent between living things.[8] Quantum Entanglement is a process where two particles of matter which have interacted with each other, still behave as if they are connected after being separated by many miles.

When an energetic change is made to the properties (position, momentum and rotational spin) of one of the particles, the properties of the other distant particle will change at the same instant.

Quantum Entanglement is a process where two particles of matter which have interacted with each other, still behave as if they are connected after being separated.Quantum Entanglement – two particles of matter still behave as if they are connected.

This scientific phenomenon and the research of Cleve Backster, point to the Eastern concept of oneness — the view that all of nature is interdependent. Ancient cultures understood this interconnection as a living universal energy field that sustains life while guiding the evolution of consciousness throughout the universe.

The meditation techniques involved in my practice bring the mind into attunement with this field. Energy from this field is then focused into a physical healing event through clear intention — delivered by means of a conversation that evokes spontaneous emotions — and attunes the physical body to the conscious mind.

This method which I call Antara (Sanskrit for within), enables one to experience the raw creative healing ability generated by an alliance of the mind and body with this living universal energy field.

Words By Therese Wade

Originally posted on Antara Healing Art

references

References

[1] C. Backster, Primary Perception: Biocommunication with plants, living foods, and human cells, White Rose Millennium Press, 2003, pp. 29, 31-34, 39, 49-50. ISBN 0-966435435.
[2] Ibid., p. 20
[3] Ibid., pp. 21-25.
[4] Ibid., pp. 29-32
[5] Ibid., pp. 119-120
[6] Ibid., pp. 127-128.
[7] Ibid., pp. 40, 79, 151
[8] D. Radin, Entangled Minds: Extrasensory experiences in a quantum reality, Pocket Books, 2006, ISBN 13: 978-1-4165-1677-4; R. Sheldrake, Morphic Resonance: The nature of formative causation, Park Street Press, 2009, ISBN 978-1-59477-317-4; D. Wilcock, The Source Field Investigations, Penguin Group, 2011, ISBN 978-0-525-95204-6.

Did you know …. Diatomaceous Earth (D/E)

 

 

DIATOMACEOUS EARTH – MOTHER NATURE’S WONDERFUL SECRET

Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a powerful, inexpensive solution to most of your health issues. It’s probably the simplest and most straightforward health product out there on the market. It can be used as a beauty product, an internal cleanser, or a deep revitalizer for the whole human body.

There it is—a bit of diatomaceous earth resting at the bottom of my water glass. It might not taste delicious, but its ability to cleanse my body and fill it with sought-after nutrients more than makes up for it.

Where Does DE Come From?

Diatomaceous earth is the waste product of unicellular algae. Over a 30 million year period, it has taken the form of white sedimentary rock that is typically harvested from the bottom of oceans, lakes, and rivers around the globe. After it is harvested and dried, DE is a fine, white dust.

 

 

What Is Diatomaceous Earth Predominantly Used for and Known for at the Present Time?

The usefulness of diatomaceous earth ranges from an internal one (as a natural medicine or supplement), to a solution you can apply in-and-around the house in order to protect yourself from unwanted vermin. DE, amazingly, can also be made into a beauty product with its special and unique properties highly effective against “aesthetic defects” which tend to appear as Father Time catches up with all of us. Here’s a quick list to showcase its numerous benefits:

  • Osteoporosis: As silica helps with the absorption of calcium, taking a silica supplement along with a calcium supplement can effectively offset chronic illnesses like osteoporosis, which are due to chronically depleted calcium stores.
  • Detoxifying the body
  • Losing weight
  • Revitalizing the skin
  • Promoting hair growth
  • As a cough decreasing agent
  • Fighting kidney stones and healing infections of the urinary tract
  • Reducing inflammation in the intestines and stomach
  • Protecting vital lung tissue from pollution and restoring its elasticity
  • Normalizing hemorrhoidal tissue
  • Preventing side-effects of menopause like stress
  • Eliminating bacteria and parasites

Such a powerful force of action begs the question: how can a product do so much without it hurting the organism?

Diatomaceous Earth Is Completely Safe

For example, DE makes your body bug-free, not with a chemical but by physical action. The hundreds of particles that attack the insect are so small, so microscopic, they cause no harm whatsoever to people or pets. So it’s completely safe to ingest orally, as long as it’s food grade!  It can also be an ingredient in natural toothpastes such as this one :

 

 

 

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth (Food Grade)

#1: Internal Use

  1. First week: 1 teaspoon of DE in a glass of water or favorite juice, first thing in the morning (the body needs time to get used to it).
  2. Week 2, 3, and 4: 1 tablespoon of DE in a glass of water, again, first thing in the morning.

The following is only if you wish to do a full detox or have a parasitic infection 

  1. For the next 3 months, take 2-3 tablespoons of DE every single day.

Note: drink a lot of water to help flush out toxic metals and dead parasites out of your system.

#2: External Use

Step 1: Mix diatomaceous earth and some water in a bowl (roughly 1 part DE to 3 parts water).

Step 2: Choose whether you prefer a mask or a facial scrub. If you want a mask, just add more of DE to the mixture. If you want a scrub, just add more water to dilute the solution even more.

Step 3: Whatever you have decided, spread the mixture across your forehead, your nose, your chin, and your cheeks.

Step 4: Leave it on your face for 2-5 minutes, allowing it to dry.

Step 5: Finally, thoroughly wash your face with some water and a wash cloth. And that’s it, my friend. You should be good to go now—your skin, delicately exfoliated by the sweet action of diatomaceous earth.

 

 

 

 

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Beautissimus Black Cumin – beats death?

Black Seed Oil Health Benefits Title

 

Of the 630 scientific peer-reviewed articles that have been published about black seed oil benefits, one fact is clear: there are few issues that it cannot help the body overcome. With virtually no side effects, the healing prowess of black seed is actually quite unbelievable and it boggles the mind that most Americans have never heard of it!

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Unique Black Seed Oil Benefits

The uniqueness of the seeds from southwest Asia Nigella sativa is first realized by the many names that it is referred to: (1)

  • Black cumin
  • Black caraway
  • Black sesame
  • Onion seed
  • Roman coriander 

“Black seed” is actually more of a description than a proper name, yet is preferred because it helps to distinguish it from caraway and cumin. Many health experts claim that it is, indeed, a true panacea; able to help cure everything from allergies to hypertension. Quite possibly, the most promising research has been done connecting Nigella sativa to multi-drug resistant bacteria. This is a real big deal because these so-called “superbugs” are becoming a significant public health risk. According to the National Institute of Health: (2)

  • Virus Vs Immune SystemStrains of bacteria and viruses that are antimicrobial-resistant are becoming virtually impossible to treat; including HIV, staphylococcal, tuberculosis, influenza, gonorrhea, candida, and malaria.
  • Between 5 – 10% of all hospital patients develop an infection from superbugs.
  • More than 90,000 of these patients die every year, up from 13,300 patient deaths in 1992.
  • People infected with superbugs typically have longer hospital stays, require more complicated treatment and don’t recover as well.

A study conducted by Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College researchers set out to determine just how potent black seed oil against some of these superbugs and pared it against several antibiotics such as Amoxicillin, Gatifloxacin and Tetracycline. According to the study,

“Out of 144 strains tested, most of which were resistant to a number of antibiotics, 97 were inhibited by the oil of black cumin!”

Next to oil of oregano, few things on the planet can boast this type of potency to microbes! The study uncovered that it was especially effective against multidrug resistant strains of P. aeruginosa and S. aureus.

The key to understanding why black seed oils benefits the body in this way is because it is rich in 3 key natural chemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol.


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The Power Behind Black Seed Oil Benefits: PhytochemicalsBlack Cumin With Essential Oil, black seed oil

In an effort to offer a solution to the growing antifungal resistant problem people have with yeasts and molds, a recent study was conducted with the purpose of determining if Nigella sativa seed oil could help. Published in the Egyptian Journal of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, scientists tested thymol, TQ and THQ against 30 human pathogens and were surprised to discover that: (3)

  • Each compound showed 100% inhibition for the thirty pathogens evaluated.
  • Thymoquinone was the best antifungal compound against all of the tested dermatophytes and yeasts, followed by thymohydroquinone and thymol.
  • Thymol was the best antifungal against molds followed by TQ and THQ.

What this study tells us is that Nigella sativa oil carries a very unique chemical constituency that is not only effective individually, but more importantly also collectively. Essentially proving that fungus and molds cannot exist in the presence of these phytochemicals, it is no wonder why researchers are seeking to solve the superbug problem with the mighty black seed!

Thymoquinone – An active ingredient in black seed, researchers have been investigating TQ since the 1960s. It is well known for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and anticancer properties that have been reported to help with encephalomyelitis, diabetes, asthma and carcinogenesis. (4) Interestingly, thymoquinone acts as a free radical or an effective superoxide radical scavenger, in addition to preserving antioxidant enzymes glutathione peroxidase and glutathione-S-transferase. Both Glutathione peroxidase and S-transferase are heralded for being major detoxifiers and greatly aid in cellular antioxidant defense systems because they protect the liver from toxins. (4,5)

Thymohydroquinone – A kin to thymoqinone, thymohydroquinone is one of the most potent natural acetylcholinesterase (AChE) inhibitors on the planet. (6) AChE inhibitors are chemicals that stop enzyme activity, which increases the amount of time and the amount of the neurotransmitter acetylecholine remains active in the brain. To give you an idea of their usefulness, pharmaceutical-grade acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are used medicinally to treat a wide range of conditions including: (7)Grey Molecules Model

  • Apathy
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Autism
  • Glaucoma
  • Dementia
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurodegenerative conditions
  • Postural Tachycardia Syndrome
  • Schizophrenia
  • Parkinson’s disease

Considering that the pharmaceutical approach to these diseases comes at a great cost to the patient, it offers much hope to literally millions to learn that safe, plant-based solutions are a viable alternative!

Thymol – The active ingredient that gives thyme essential oil its medicinal properties, thymol is a natural monoterpene that holds a number of useful qualities. For example, (8) (9)

  • It is commonly used as a tuberculocide and virucides to kill TB and various viruses.
  • It is used as a medical and general-purpose disinfectant.
  • It is a rapidly degrading, non-persisting pesticide.
  • It is also used in food flavorings, perfumes, mouthwashes, and even cosmetics.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (9)

Thymol is among those pesticides for which EPA believes a broadly reduced set of generic data requirements is appropriate for reregistration. The Agency, therefore, has waived most generic data requirements for thymol with the exception of studies that are considered essential, including additional information about chemical purity, and product chemistry studies.


Top 7 Black Seed Oil Benefits

Of the many ways that black seed oil benefits the body, the 6 that stick out in the scientific literature its ability to help prevent cancer, diabetes, obesity, hair loss, skin disorders and infections like MRSA.


No More Cancer, Fight against Cancer1. Cancer

Croatian scientists evaluated the antitumor activity of thymoquinone and thymohydroquinone in mice and discovered that the two phytochemicals in black seed oil can resulted in 52% decrease in tumor cells! (10)

Being rich in both chemicals, black seed is unique in that it can help prevent and treat cancer through a variety of mechanisms:

  • Anti-proliferation
  • Apoptosis induction
  • Cell cycle arrest
  • Reactive oxygen species generation
  • Anti-metastasis
  • Anti-angiogenesis

According to one study,

“The anti-tumor effects of thymoquinone have also been investigated in tumor xenograft mice models for colon, prostate, pancreatic and lung cancer. The combination of thymoquinone and conventional chemotherapeutic drugs could produce greater therapeutic effect as well as reduce the toxicity of the latter.” (11)


Human Liver Illustration2. Liver Health

The liver is one of the most important organs in the body. Nearly every toxin gets processed through the liver, and the bile from the liver is the key to digesting fats and keeping your mind and body happy and healthy. For those that have struggled with poor liver function due to medication side effects, alcohol consumption, or disease, black seed oil could greatly speed the healing process. In a recent study scientists discovered that black seed oil benefits the function of the liver and helps prevent both damage and disease. (12)


Diabetes Word cloud3. Diabetes

Explained in a recent article published by the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism, researchers from the Indian Council of Medical Research highlight that black seed oil “causes gradual partial regeneration of pancreatic beta-cells, increases the lowered serum insulin concentrations and decreases the elevated serum glucose.” (13) This is actually quite profound because Nigella sativa is one of the few substances on the planet that is suggested to help prevent both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

In fact, according to the study, black seed “improves glucose tolerance as efficiently as metformin; yet it has not shown significant adverse effects and has very low toxicity!” (13) This is HUGE because metformin, one of the most commonly prescribed type 2 diabetes drugs, can cause a wide slew of side effects including: (14)

  • Bloating
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Flushing of the skin
  • Gas/Indigestion
  • Heartburn
  • Headache
  • Nail changes
  • Metallic taste in mouth
  • Muscle pain
  • Stomach pain

Losing Weight and inches, Women's Fitness4. Weight Loss

The Journal of Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders published a study last June systemically reviewing the literature for plants that have anti-obesity properties and discovered that black seed oil was amongst the most effective natural remedies on the planet. (15)

Not traditionally believed to treat obesity, Nigella sativa is a marvelous anti-inflammatory agent that is known to help people lose weight in the same way that it helps diabetics. Specifically, by decreasing these weight gain triggers, black seed oil has helped millions shed excess weight: (16)

  • Appetite
  • Glucose absorption in the intestine
  • Liver gluconeogenesis
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Cholesterol
  • Triglycerides

Healthy Long Hair, Brunette Woman5. Hair

Probably one of the most unique black seed oil benefits is its uncanny ability to help restore hair loss. No one quite understands why it happens, but it’s not too hard to guess that it has something to do with its powerful antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. By strengthening hair follicles, there is very good reason to see how black seed oil can help promote strengthened hair roots.


6. Skin

Produced in the retina, choroid and epidermis, melanin are pigments that protect the skin from damage. You probably are most family with it being the main chemical responsible for giving our eyes and skin their individual color. Known to promote and inhibit melanogenesis (melanin production), black seed oil benefits on the skin and other cells are profoundly healing. (17, 18)

For example, in a recent study conducted by Iranian researchers, Nigella saliva was found as effective as the  skin cream Betamethasone in improving quality of life and decreasing severity of hand eczema. (19) When you consider that black seed oil has virtually no side effects, the benefits of Nigella, in fact, far exceed medical intervention!


 

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Bacteria, infectons, MRSA 7. Infections (MRSA)

Of all the superbugs that black seed oil can kill, Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is one of the most important. MRSA is plaguing hospitals and nursing homes across the globe because ordinary staph infections are becoming resistant to generic antibiotics. The elderly population is especially at risk because it is generally associated with invasive procedures such as surgeries, intravenous tubing, and artificial joints. (20) Primarily due to weakened immunity, the growing population of senior citizens has made MRSA a global public health risk.

Thankfully, one of the strongest black seed oil benefits comes to the rescue.  Pakistan scientists took several strains of MRSA and discovered that each one was sensitive to N. Sativa, proving that black seed oil can help slow down or stop MRSA from spreading out of control. (21)


Final Note:

With all of these health benefits, I cannot think of one reason why everyone on the planet shouldn’t have black seed oil in their medicine cabinets!

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