Unapproved but Effective Cancer Cures

January 25, 2015

Unapproved but Effective Cancer Cures


Feedscientist examines biopsy samples

A Review of Alternative Cancer Therapies

by John P. Thomas Health Impact News

Effective Alternative Cancer Cures are a Threat to Modern Medicine

Conventional physicians want us to believe that there are only three treatments for cancer – surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. In fact, allopathic physicians have exclusively use these three approaches for the past 100 years with very little long-term success. Even though it is clear that even the US government admits that radiation and chemo both cause cancer, these therapies continue to be used with little concern about the new cancers that they cause. For additional information on the operation of the pharmaceutical cartel that controls cancer treatment in the United States, please see:

The Cancer Industry is Too Prosperous to Allow a Cure

The conventional cancer treatment system and the pharmaceutical companies that control it are dedicated to limiting the development of all other forms of cancer treatment. They have a chokehold on the development of alternative treatments, and they ruthlessly work together with the US FDA and various US government cancer research funding agencies to prevent new treatments from being approved for use by physicians. The reason is that most alternative cancer treatments are much less expensive than surgery, radiation, and chemo. They are also more effective and have many fewer (if any) unwanted side effects. The great fear of the pharmaceutical industry, and the vast cancer treatment system that it controls, is that a non-patentable and inexpensive cure for cancer might put them out of business. Sadly, these organizations exist to turn a profit from cancer treatment, which is measured in the billions of dollars every year. They are in the business of treating cancer not curing it. Alternative treatments for cancer have a history of curing cancer and it is this fact that big pharma wants to hide from the American public. Historically, many successful approaches have been developed for curing cancer. Some involve the use of herbs, minerals, oils, aromatic essential oils, dietary modifications, enemas, and the use of various types of equipment that destroy cancer cells while stimulating a natural immune response to cancer. Many people have been permanently cured of their cancers from these alternative approaches. A cure means that the cancer never comes back. People lived for 20 or 30 years after treatment without a recurrence of cancer. This is in contrast with the modern medical definition of “cure,” which is measured in a five year period. The five year period is a convenient number of years, because the cancers that will be created by exposure to radiation and chemotherapy begin to appear after 5 years. In this way, these secondary cancers can be called a new disease and not a recurrence of cancer. In many situations, chemotherapy actually kills the patient before the cancer does. [1] However, alternative treatments do not carry such disabling and health destroying consequences. Fear is the driving force that supports the cancer treatment monopoly. Pharmaceutical companies use fear to keep people coming back for more and more poisonous treatments, because almost all conventional doctors tell their patients that their only chance for survival lies in surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. It is important to realize that the pharmaceutical cartel wants us to be afraid of cancer. When our fear is great enough, we will surrender our bodies and our lives to the modern healthcare system and say, “I don’t care what you do to me, just kill this cancer!” When we realize that fear is controlling us, we can turn away from the grip of conventional cancer treatment and make other choices. Some people turn to alternative cancer treatments after it has become clear that conventional treatments are not working. Other people just skip conventional treatments altogether and go directly to safer alternatives. The remainder of this article is divided into three sections. The first describes some of the alternative cures for cancer that have been successfully used by many thousands of people. The second section describes some of the steps that you can take to prevent cancer from developing or reoccurring. The third section describes how to avoid exposing yourself to things that will increase your risk for developing cancer. Please Note! If you use an Internet search engine to research any of these alternative cancer treatments, you will find many websites that describe why these treatments are bogus and may actually kill you. Please don’t be discouraged by this negative propaganda. It is the pharmaceutical industry and the American Medical Association that is behind the creation of almost all of these websites. In my opinion, when you find a certain therapy being criticized as being unproven quackery, then that is a pretty good sign that the alternative therapy is effective and safe. Big pharma would not waste their time preparing reports designed to warn people against using an alternative therapy unless that therapy is effective and has the potential for being a threat to their monopoly.

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Alternative Cancer Treatments

I need to say from the very beginning that there are many different ways to approach curing cancer. Some of the treatments involve principles that seem to contradict one another. My goal is to present information that will help you consider alternative treatments, and I will not try to resolve differences in treatment theory. In recent years, I have found the research that supports the validity of the ketogenic diet (which will be discussed first) to be very impressive. It has proven to be a powerful treatment, however, other treatments have been successfully used for curing cancer. My bias is with the ketogenic diet, but I will not deny that many people have also been cured of cancer by using the other methods that will be described even when they did not use the ketogenic diet. This article is an introduction to the topic of alternative cancer treatments. If you have cancer or are trying to help someone who has cancer, then you should do thorough research before deciding which alternative therapy is best for you or others. You will need to spend time reading and studying if you are working on your own. If you are able to find other people who have already walked down the alternative cancer cure road, then you will be able to benefit from their experience and knowledge.

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The Ketogenic Diet in Cancer Treatment

The ketogenic diet was developed originally as a treatment for children with epilepsy. Over the years, it has proven useful for many other conditions. The standard American diet, which is recommended by the US Government and almost all conventional physicians, consists of high levels of carbohydrates and extremely low levels of fat. This diet is now considered to be one of the major causes of the epidemic of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart disease, and cancer which is afflicting the majority of Americans today. The ketogenic diet is a high fat, moderate protein, low carbohydrate diet. When it is used as a cancer treatment, it is called a restricted ketogenic diet. The restriction means that the number of calories is limited and the amount of carbohydrate is extremely low. This diet brings about important changes in the ways cells in the body are nourished. Healthy cells can use glucose or ketone bodies as their primary energy source.  The primary types of ketones that are used as an energy source are acetoacetic acid, and beta-hydroxybutyric acid. Cancer cells are unable to use ketones for their energy source. They rely on glucose and glutamine for metabolism. Thus, if they do not have access to glucose, they rapidly begin to die. When a person uses the ketogenic diet, they create a condition where there is a reduced level of glucose in the blood and there are elevated levels of ketone bodies. The result is that the cancer cells are denied their primary energy source (starved) while all the healthy cells in the body are nourished by ketones. Many physicians do not understand that it is possible to have moderately elevated ketone levels and for the body to function normally. There is a difference between nutritional ketosis and pathological ketoacidosis. Nutritional ketosis occurs during times of fasting or during very low carbohydrate consumption. In nutritional ketosis, the concentrations of ketone bodies will be in a range of 0.5 to 5.0 mM. This level of ketosis is not dangerous. It is the human body’s normal reaction to reduced carbohydrate availability. This is the condition that many people experience on an annual basis in parts of the world where food availability is limited during certain times of the year. It is also the condition that occurs with people who use periodic abstinence from food (fasting) as part of their religious practices. On the other hand, pathological ketoacidosis is a consequence of other disease conditions such as poorly managed type one diabetes. In this case, the level of ketones will be in the range of 15 to 25 mM. These extremely high levels of ketones can be a serious health problem. The ketogenic diet does not produce this level of ketones. For a thorough discussion of the scientific literature related to the use of the ketogenic diet in cancer treatment I recommend the treatise on the subject by Dr. Thomas N. Seyfried, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease. [2] With a high fat ketogenic diet, the body converts the fat into a non-glucose energy source. If a restricted ketogenic diet is used, then excess body fat will also be converted into an energy source and consumed. Our bodies have an amazing ability to produce all the energy that we need from the high fat, medium protein, low carbohydrate diet. The prolonged use of this diet will normalize weight, protect muscle tissue, and starve cancer. The ketogenic diet requires a major lifestyle adjustment and the willingness to live through carbohydrate withdrawal. Most Americans are physically and emotionally addicted to sugar and to other carbohydrates that are converted into sugar. Thus, when a person begins using this diet, there will usually be a period of withdrawal, which is similar in experience to drug withdrawal. The symptoms pass rapidly after a few days, and a heightened sense of peace and mental clarity will soon be experienced as the body moves into nutritional ketosis. These are some of the articles that Health Impact News has published on the use of the ketogenic diet for cancer treatment:

Woman Battles Brain Cancer Using Low-Carb Ketogenic Diet Without Chemo

Using the High Fat Ketogenic Diet to Heal Brain Tumors

Man Beats Terminal Cancer without Chemo Using High-fat Ketogenic Diet

Study: Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Diet Effective in Cancer Therapy


Pancreatic Enzyme Therapy

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez has developed Individualized Nutritional Protocols for the treatment of cancer. He relies on various dietary formulas along with high doses of pancreatic enzymes. He does not believe there is a one size fits all diet for cancer. He has found that there are differences between types of cancer and some respond better to certain types of diets. For this reason, he requires a specific medical diagnosis prior to entering into his treatment program. It is clear that Dr. Gonzalez is successful, because of how his research was sabotaged by the medical establishment.

A Natural, Nutrition-Based Breakthrough Treatment for Pancreatic Cancer? – Research Destroyed

For additional information about Dr. Gonzalez’s treatments, visit: http://www.dr-gonzalez.com/index.htm

Peskin Protocol

“Over 80 years ago, Nobel Prize-winner Otto Warburg, M.D., Ph.D., proved that a 35% reduction in oxygen caused any cell to either die or turn cancerous. American experiments from 1953 to 1955 confirmed the result.” [3] This principle is at the center of the work that Dr. Seyfried is doing with the ketogenic diet as it is used for cancer treatment as discussed in the previous section. Dr. Brian Peskin also starts with the research of Dr. Otto Warburg on cellular respiration. Dr. Peskin uses the principles of the ketogenic diet in his protocol for cancer treatment. His therapy is a high fat low carbohydrate diet that includes three other aspects. He has found that the standard American diet is highly deficient  in certain “parent oils,” which are needed in small amounts to build healthy cells and to provide for proper cell respiration. The absence of healthy oils damages cellular respiration and contributes to cancer formation. He has developed a blend of oils, which  provide what the body needs to provide for proper cellular respiration. Also, most Americans are deficient in certain minerals. He uses supplements to provide for these deficiencies. Finally he uses a combination of herbs that are similar to Essiac Tea (described later) to assist with cleansing and detoxification of the body. He presents thoroughly researched evidence that fish oil may not be the best  source of omega 3 oils. This makes his research somewhat controversial for some people. His book, The Hidden Story of Cancer, provides extensive scientific documentation of all his claims. Don’t neglect to read the appendices. For additional information, please visit Dr. Peskin’s website: http://brianpeskin.com/

Gerson Diet

The Gerson diet is a cleansing diet. It is based on the premise that a person who has cancer has very high levels of toxins in the body and these need to be removed in order for the cancer to be healed. It uses certain combinations of fruit and vegetable juices, and frequent enemas. People using the Gerson diet will consume specially formulated vegetarian meals, large amounts of fruit and vegetable juice, and 4 or more coffee enemas per day. It originally included daily consumption of raw liver juice, which has been recently removed from the diet. Some alternative healthcare providers believe that the original success of this therapy was linked to the inclusion of raw liver, and it should be included to obtain the full benefit of the therapy. It was developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920s and 1930s and is now available from the Gerson Institute located in Mexico. The Gerson diet can be done at home when a person has a committed care provider to assist with the therapy. Some people go to Mexico and then continue the therapy at home after they begin to recover. The Gerson Institute


Laetrile and Amygdalin (B17)

This treatment involves a naturally occurring substance that is found in certain nuts and seeds. Amygdalin is found in apricot kernels, cherry pits, some apple seeds, and a special type of almond seed called “bitter almond.” (Regular almonds do not contain amygdalin.) The bitter almond was the best source for amygdalin, but the USDA ordered all bitter almond trees to be destroyed, supposedly because  of a concern about cyanide poisoning. (Amygdalin contains cyanide.) Amygdalin is a glycoside. It consists of a molecule that combined glucose with cyanide. As discussed earlier, cancer cells must have glucose to survive. Thus, when the molecule of amygdalin enters a cancer cell, the molecule breaks apart and releases the cyanide. The cyanide then kills the cancer cell. The cyanide is not released in a healthy normally functioning cell, because a cancer cell contains a special enzyme, which must be present to release the cyanide. Thus amygdalin is harmless to a normal cell. Laetrile, also called vitamin B17, is a synthesized version of the naturally occurring amygdalin. There were a number of doctors in the US who successfully treated cancer with Laetrile, but they were required to discontinue the practice, because they were using cancer treatments that were not approved by the US FDA. Some of these doctors moved to Mexico so that they could continue treating patients.

Apricot Kernels Display Promising Effects in Fighting Cancer


Antineoplaston therapy

Dr. Stanislaw Burzynski, a physician in Houston Texas, developed his antineoplaston therapy in the 1970s. He used it to cure many types of cancer until he became too successful. His treatment has a high rate of success with no side effects. It is now used to cure one of the most difficult forms of brain cancer. Dr. Burzynski has been involved in a battle with the US FDA for several decades in the attempt to get this treatment approved for cancer treatment. The FDA first tried to remove his medical license. When that failed they have been working hard to destroy his clinic by cutting off patients from the treatment that he offers. The pharmaceutical cartel is so threatened by this treatment that the US government filed twelve patents on the use of antineoplaston even though Dr. Burzynski already had filed his own patents many years earlier. Dr. Burzynski is still trying to get his treatments approved by the FDA, but it is currently not approved. A film has been made documenting his remarkable discoveries in cancer treatment, and his battle against the Texas Medical Board and the US FDA (see trailers below). For more information on Dr. Burzynski see:

The Proven Cancer Cure the FDA Has Tried to Suppress

Texas Medical Board Dismisses Case Against Cancer Doctor Burzynski

Cancer Patients Die as FDA Restricts Dr. Burzynski’s Treatment


Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and the Ketogenic Diet

Researchers found that the ketogenic diet significantly decreased blood glucose, slowed tumor growth, and increased mean survival time by 56.7% in mice with systemic metastatic cancer. While hyperbolic oxygen therapy by itself did not influence cancer progression, when it was combined with the ketogenic diet, it produced a significant decrease in blood glucose, tumor growth rate, and a 77.9% increase in mean survival time compared to controls. Researchers concluded that this combination of therapies had significant anti-cancer effects and should be further investigated as a potential non-toxic treatment or supplemental treatment for patients with systemic metastatic disease. [4] Unfortunately, the FDA is trying to restrict the use of hyperbaric oxygen therapy (a treatment with virtually no side effects) in cancer treatment.

Study: Ketogenic Diet and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Stops Cancer

FDA Seeks to Restrict Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Used in Cancer Treatment

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy is so Effective it is a Threat to Medicine, so FDA Moves to Restrict it

Essiac Therapy

Essiac Tea became popular in Canada and the United States when the herbal tea formula was used by a Canadian nurse to cure many forms of cancer. The formula was given to nurse Rene Caisse by a Native American medicine man. There are various formulas that are now on the market with various names. Most contain the original four ingredients, while others have made additions to the formula. This is the link to the official Essiac website. There is quite a bit of information about Essiac on the internet, which explains how to use the formula for treating cancer. The Original ESSIAC Products and Tea – EssiacProducts.com

Essiac Tea

Iscador (Mistletoe) Therapy

The following information is from the Stram Center for Integrative Medicine, which uses mistletoe therapy. I do not know anything about this particular clinic and I am not giving it an endorsement. It simply has a good bit of information about Mistletoe. Mistletoe therapy is the most frequently used complementary treatment in cancer patients in Germany and Switzerland. Iscador was first used for cancer therapy in 1922 by Rudolf Steiner and Ita Wegman based on anthroposophy. (Anthroposophical medicine views the occurrence of cancer, or any illness, as a disease that involves the whole human being, physically, mentally and emotionally.) Iscador is prepared by fermenting an aqueous extract of the whole mistletoe plant with Lactobacillus plantarum. Mistletoe is one of the most widely studied complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) therapies for cancer. Mistletoe extracts have been evaluated in numerous clinical studies and improvements in survival, quality of life, and/or stimulation of the immune system have been frequently reported. Most physicians who identify themselves with anthroposophical medicine use Mistletoe as part of the cancer therapies that they offer. Please use the following link to read the full article about Mistletoe therapy. Iscador Mistletoe Therapy – Stram Center for Integrative Medicine

Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) Therapy

Dr. Tullio Simoncini is an Italian physician who has found that plain old baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) has a powerful ability to eradicate cancer from the digestive tract and other parts of the body. His research shows that tumors are mostly fungal in nature, and the baking soda is particularly effective for removing cancer. His therapy injects the baking soda directly into the cancer cells. In spite of his very impressive body of clinical research and success rates for over 20 years, he has been largely ostracized in Italy. Dr Tullio Simoncini Cancer Therapy official page Dr. Simoncini, Baking Soda Treatment – Alternative Cancer Treatments

Hoxsey Therapy

Hoxsey Therapy is a mixture of herbs which cures cancer. It began to be sold in 1920s by Mr. Harry Hoxsey. Mr. Hoxsey said that the treatment came from his great-grandfather, who observed a horse with a tumor on its leg cure itself by grazing upon certain wild plants. John Hoxsey gathered these herbs and mixed them with other folk remedies that were used for cancer. The therapy aims to restore physiological normalcy to a disturbed metabolism throughout the body, and to help detoxify the consequences of cancer. At one point, Mr. Harry Hoxsey had 17 clinics located in the United States. He was shut down by the US FDA. A clinic now exists in Mexico. The Hoxsey Biomedical Center

Vitamin D Therapy

Most people who live in northern latitudes are seriously deficient in Vitamin D. The following links discuss how vitamin D can be used to prevent cancer and how it can be used as an important part of cancer treatment. Vitamin D: The Stunning Effect of This Single Vitamin on CANCER Sensible Sun Exposure Can Help Prevent Melanoma, Breast Cancer, and Hundreds of Other Health Problems

Vitamin C Therapy

Sometimes very simple types of treatment can be very powerful. The problem with vitamin D and vitamin C therapy is that drug companies can never expect to make a huge profit on these types of treatments. Nevertheless, vitamin therapy can be an important part of cancer treatment. Scientists at the University of Kansas Medical Center recently determined that high doses of vitamin C, administered intravenously with traditional chemotherapy, helped kill cancer cells while reducing the toxic effects of chemotherapy for some cancer patients. See:

Researchers Establish Benefits of High-dose Vitamin C for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Why is “Hot Chemo” an Acceptable Cancer Treatment—But IV Vitamin C is “Too Far Out There”?   Citrus fresh fruit isolated on a white background

Dental Revision

There are alternative cancer treatment physicians in Europe who will not treat patients with cancer until they have a dental revision. This means patients must have all the mercury/silver dental fillings replaced with nontoxic materials, and all other metal structures must be removed from their mouths. All root canal teeth must be removed, because they are an ongoing source of toxic waste products from residual bacterial infection. The toxins from root canal teeth stress the entire body. In many situations, mercury, root canals, and metal in the mouth will prevent alternative cancer treatments from being effective. These foreign substances also support the existence of cancer, because of their ability to interfere with the subtle energy systems of the body. Safer and Healthier Alternatives to Root Canals and Other Common, Yet Harmful, Tooth Restoration Techniques What You Need to Know About the Different Forms of Mercury, the Next Generation of Mercury Testing, and How to Detox Safely

Medical Cannabis

Cannabis is a controversial subject, and really needs an article all itself. Few people understand all the political and therapeutic issues surrounding cannabis. Many people distinguish between “medical cannabis” and “marijuana.” Medical cannabis involves research into particular varieties of the cannabis plant and its therapeutic value. Many varieties are lower in THC, the component that makes people “high”, while recreational varieties of marijuana have been cultivated to maximize the amount of THC for recreational purposes. For more information see:

Medical Cannabis: The REAL Reason the Government Wants to Keep it Banned

The medical use of cannabis to cure cancer was made famous by the popular YouTube video Run From the Cure by Rick Simpson. For a review on the impressive body of research showing that cannabis cures cancer, see: Medical Marijuana: The Illegal Herb that Fights Cancer

Colloidal Silver

Colloidal Silver has a long history of use as a natural antibiotic, but has been opposed by the FDA. Research shows it has value in fighting cancer as well.

Colloidal Silver is the World’s Oldest Known Antibiotic, and Shows Promise for Anti-cancer Therapy

In South Africa, colloidal silver is available here :


Colloidal silver 500ml
Colloidal silver 500ml

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Steps to Take to Prevent Cancer or its Recurrence

Chemotherapy Recovery

It is best to avoid the damage that comes from conventional cancer treatment, but many people have already been exposed to the carcinogenic effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The following links describe how  to restore the damage and rebuild the immune system. Study: Fasting Regenerates New Immune System after Chemotherapy //biosilblog.com/2015/01/18/fast-your-way-to-retained-youth-and-health/   Coconut Oil and Ginger Aromatherapy with Massage Improves Immune System in Cancer Patients http://www.biosil.co.za/products/coconut-oil ???????????????????????????????


We have been conditioned to believe that cholesterol is “bad” and something to be avoided. And yet, we would cease to live if we eliminated all cholesterol from our body. We have especially been conditioned to believe that there is “good” cholesterol and “bad” cholesterol (LDL cholesterol). However, there is research now showing that LDL cholesterol levels too low may lead to an increased risk of cancer. The pharmaceutical industry has a $100 billion market in cholesterol lowering drugs to artificially lower your cholesterol. See:

LDL Cholesterol May Protect Us against Cancer


There has been considerable research done in recent years linking modern food with low levels of magnesium in our diet, suspected of causing many health problems. Dr. Carolyn Dean has been a pioneer in this research (see: Magnesium—The Missing Link to Better Health.) There is evidence that low levels of magnesium also are linked to cancer:

Magnesium Helps Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

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Foods for Preventing Cancer

There are many foods that can be used as part of a cancer treatment program. Here are some links that you may find of interest. I think it is very important to remember that cancer is a systemic disease, which will require a systemic approach to cure. I had a friend who had terminal cancer, and he heard that grapefruit was good for treating cancer, so he told his wife to go and by two of them for him. Two grapefruits or a head of broccoli will not cure stage four cancer. Cancer is a serious disease and it requires a serious commitment to bringing about the cure. Such a commitment will require a total lifestyle transformation as you correct the conditions that led to the formation of the cancer.

Compounds Used In Drugs To Treat Cancer Are Found Naturally In Over 30 Foods

Black Seed Oil Cures Many Cancers According to Numerous Studies

Black cumin seed and Black cumin seed oil
black cumin seed
In South Africa these products are available at : www.biosil.co.za, as well as Black Cumin Seed

Garlic Kills Brain Cancer Cells Without Side Effects

Avocados Found to Contain Antioxidant, Anticancer Fats

Boost Your Antioxidant Levels and Fight Cancer by Eating Bok Choy

Sauerkraut: Anti-cancer Fermented Food that Restores Gut Flora

Fermented Wheat Germ Treats Multiple Cancers

Foods Highest In Vitamin E Prevent Cancer, Not Supplements

Research: Ginger Selectively Kills Breast Cancer Cells

Things to Avoid to Reduce Cancer Risks

We live in a world of cancer causing products. They are in conventional food, the water, the air, in our clothing, our automobiles, our homes, the office equipment we use, and in the phones that we use for communication. There is great wisdom in taking reasonable precaution against the factors that can contribute to cancer formation. Sometimes an individual factor may not be a serious risk, but when many factors are combined, they could put a high level of stress on your body and open the door for cancer growth. There are many other factors that could contribute to cancer growth, but the items listed here will be a good starting point.

How Roundup Weedkiller Can Promote Cancer, New Study Reveals

30 Years of Breast Screening: 1.3 Million Wrongly Treated – Mammography has CREATED 1.3 Million Cases of Breast Cancer

Wearing Constrictive Bras for Long Periods of Time Daily Contributes to Breast Cancer

Splenda® Sucra-Highs and Sucralose: Miracle Sweetener or Cause of Leukemia?

How Much Cancer-Causing 4-MeI May Be in Your Soda?

Pepsi Outside California Still Has Chemical Linked to Cancer: Report

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs: A New Cancer Risk in Your Home

Why Using Sunscreen Will Actually INCREASE Your Risk of Skin Cancer

Could Lack of Grounding Be an Underlying Factor in Most Chronic Disease?

Do Cell Phone Signals Cause Brain Tumors?

TSA Attempts to Cover Up Cancer Threat From Its Airport X-ray Machines

Conclusion: Don’t Become Another Cancer Statistic

In part one of this article, I shared some of my experiences as I accompanied my wife and a friend through terminal colon cancer. In this article I want to share one additional experience, which I believe may help those who are contemplating the use of alternative cancer therapies. My wife and I were waiting in one of the examination rooms that were used by the oncology department. It was in a very old part of the university medical complex and the walls between the examination rooms were not soundproof. We could hear a muffled conversation from the next room. Then there was a sudden increase in volume as the patient began to yell at the doctor. It has now been over eighteen years since I heard this man’s statement, and I doubt that I will ever forget it. In tremendous anguish and fear he yelled the following comment to his doctor. “You don’t understand! I am dying! You have got to do something!” My wife and I looked at each other and didn’t say anything. She was in the same place as this man. She knew that she was dying. As it turned out, she would be dead within two months. My point in sharing this is that we cannot expect doctors that are employed by the standard American cancer treatment system to save us from cancer when we have reached the point of death. I believe most physicians would like to save their patients, but they do not have the tools to make this possible. If you get cancer and reach the point where you are ready to yell at your doctor because you are dying and you expect him to save you, then you will be disappointed. The truth is that when it comes to curing cancer, you cannot be a passive spectator. You need to take action to reform your life. A cure for cancer is possible. Even advanced metastatic cancer can be cured, however, you must make a serious decision to take every step possible to bring about the cure. Rarely will that cure be found in radiation therapy, chemotherapy, or in surgery. It will be found in the kinds of treatments that I have reviewed in this article. My wife never left the position of being a passive participant in the healthcare system. She refused chemotherapy and its unwanted side effects, but she was unwilling to aggressively seek out alternative treatment. She did accept some alternative therapies that I could administer at home. But she would not use programs that would require intensive intervention. In part, she expected to be encouraged by her doctors to seek alternative treatment, and of course, such encouragement never came. My hope is that you will never find yourself in a doctor’s office and yelling at him, “I am dying! You have got to do something!” Please use the alternatives that are available to you. Please tell others about the alternatives. Even if they don’t listen, you offered them something that could save them from becoming just another cancer statistic.


[1] “FACT: Chemotherapy KILLS More People Than It “Cures”,” HealthWars.co, Retrieved 8/15/14.http://healthwars.co/286/cancer/chemotherapy-kills-more-people-than-it-cures/ [2] Cancer as a Metabolic Disease, Thomas N. Seyfried, 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken NJ. [3] The Hidden Story of Cancer, Brian Peskin, Ph.D., Pinnacle Press, Houston TX, 2011, page xvii. [4] Poff AM1, Ari C, Seyfried TN, D’Agostino DP.; “The ketogenic diet and hyperbaric oxygen therapy prolong survival in mice with systemic metastatic Cancer,” PLoS One. 2013 Jun 5, PMID: 23755243.

We Lost the War on Cancer – Review of Alternative Cancer Therapies


We have lost the war on cancer. At the beginning of the last century, one person in twenty would get cancer. In the 1940s it was one out of every sixteen people. In the 1970s it was one person out of ten. Today one person out of three gets cancer in the course of their life. The cancer industry is probably the most prosperous business in the United States. In 2014, there will be an estimated 1,665,540 new cancer cases diagnosed and 585,720 cancer deaths in the US. $6 billion of tax-payer funds are cycled through various federal agencies for cancer research, such as the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The NCI states that the medical costs of cancer care are $125 billion, with a projected 39 percent increase to $173 billion by 2020. The simple fact is that the cancer industry employs too many people and produces too much income to allow a cure to be found. All of the current research on cancer drugs is based on the premise that the cancer market will grow, not shrink. John Thomas explains to us why the current cancer industry prospers while treating cancer, but cannot afford to cure it in Part I. In Part II, he surveys the various alternative cancer therapies that have been proven effective, but that are not approved by the FDA.

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Coconut oil and alzheimers



How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease


By Sayer Ji

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The Internet loves a good “natural cure” recovery story. For instance, when Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reverses her husband’s symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease after just two weeks of adding coconut oil to his diet, thousands enthusiastically share the story. But despite their popularity, anecdotes rarely stand the test of time, nor the scrutiny of the medical community, at least not like experimental research published in peer-reviewed biomedical journals.

All the more reason to celebrate a promising study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Diseasetitled, “Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro.”[i] The study lends fresh experimental support to an accumulating body of anecdotal reports that coconut oil may alleviate and/or regress cognitive deficits associated with aging and neurodegenerative diseases such asAlzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

Medical researchers from the Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, Canada, undertook a pilot study to investigate the effects of coconut oil supplementation directly on cortical neurons treated with amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide in vitro. Aβ peptide is the main component of certain deposits found in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease believed to contribute to the disease.

The researchers noted that a clinical trial, which we reported on in our article MCT Fats Found in Coconut Oil Boost Brain Function in Only One Dose, reported significant improvements in Alzheimer’s disease patients after 45 and 90 days of treatment with medium chain triglycerides from coconut oil. They pointed out that this trial led to the marketing of the FDA-approved ‘medical food’ caprylidene (trade name Axona), but that the public has shown greater interest in coconut oil itself as a potential therapy, owing to its far greater affordability and availability.

The researchers sought to test the hypothesis that coconut oil is beneficial for neurodegenerative conditions using a cell model. Live rat neurons were exposed to various combinations of Aβ peptide and coconut oil, with the result that Aβ peptide reduced survival of neurons and coconut protected against this Aβ-induced reduction in survival time. The researchers noted that coconut treated Aβ cultured neurons appeared “healthier,” and that coconut oil “rescued” Aβ-treated neurons from mitochondrial damage caused by their toxicity. The researchers observed coconut oil preventing Aβ-induced changes in mitochondrial size and circularity. These findings have great significance, as mitochondria function is often compromised in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients.

According to the researchers, “The rationale for using coconut oil as a potential AD [Alzheimer’s Disease] therapy is related to the possibility that it could be metabolized to ketone bodies that would provide an alternative energy source for neurons, and thus compensate for mitochondrial dysfunction.” The researchers proposed that ketone bodies formed as a byproduct of coconut oil metabolism may offset Aβ-induced impairment of mitochondrial function and thus energy metabolism. Considering that the medium chain triglyceride found in coconut known as caprylic acid does cross the blood-brain barrier, and has been found to have anti-convulsant, in addition to, ketogenic effects, coconut oil likely does have a neuroprotective effect.[ii]

The researchers concluded, “The results of this pilot study provide a basis for further investigation of the effects of coconut oil, or its constituents, on neuronal survival focusing on mechanisms that may be involved.”

Clearly, one of the ways that coconut oil can ‘rescue’ the brains of Alzheimer’s patients is by addressing the metabolic derangement in the brain associated with the condition, or what is known as “type 3 diabetes.” As the brain ages, it becomes increasingly resistant to insulin, and therefore incapable of using glucose efficiently to meet its significant energy needs — hence the metaphor “type 3 diabetes.” Thankfully, nature has devised an alternative fuel source for the brain that is independent of glucose utilization and the insulin signaling system, namely, the use of ketone bodies. Coconut oil provides the substrate for the immediate production of these ketone bodies, enabling significant quantities to be produced within a matter of only minutes following ingestion. This metabolic restoration of function may explain why remarkable recoveries in cognitive function and memory have been observed, anecdotally.

Putting the science aside for a moment, coconut, like walnuts, both obey the so-called ‘doctrine of signatures.’ Both foods are encased by a skull-like shell, and contain within a fatty acid-rich ‘meat,’ that feed the organ – the brain – they resemble. Could the poetry of our direct experience tell us something about the value this food has to our brain, or should we continue to play agnostic and exercise great caution incorporating a ‘food as medicine’ approach until the men in white coats, and powerful economic forces behind them willing to shell out millions, if not billions of dollars, to “prove” in randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled fashion something we probably already know is true?

For additional research on the benefits of coconut oil visit our research page on the topic: coconut oil health benefits. Or, visit our neurodegenerative diseases page for dozens of natural substances studied that may help these conditions.

Updated September 2014

Article Resources

[i] Firoozeh Nafar, Karen M Mearow. Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro.

[ii] Wlaz P, Socala K, Nieoczym D, Luszczki JJ, Zarnowska 296 I, Zarnowski T, Czuczwar SJ, Gasior M (2012) Anticon- 297 vulsant profile of caprylic acid, a main constituent of the 298 medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) ketogenic diet, in mice. 299 Neuropharmacology 62, 1882-1889.


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Coconut Oil - ORGANIC (500 ml)

Further articles by Sayer Ji:

About the author:

Sayer-JiSayer Ji is the founder and director of www.GreenMedInfo.com and an advisory board member at the National Health Federation, an international non-profit, consumer education, health-freedom organization.

He co-authored the book Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure, and is currently co-authoring another book with Tania Melkonian entitled EATomology: An Edible Philosophy of Food.

Check out Sayer Ji’s new collaborative project EATomology.com.

Coconut Oil & Zeolite: the radiation detox

Coconut Oil & Zeolite: the Radiation Detox for Optimum Thyroid Health

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and Coconut oil:



thyroid health coconut oil zeolite 300x200 Coconut Oil & Zeolite: the Radiation Detox for Optimum Thyroid Health

By Gavin Bragg

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

By now most of us have heard about the hundreds of benefits of coconut oil, and you may have also heard of the incredible detoxing power of pure liquid Zeolite. You must have also heard about the destruction that the Fukushima nuclear disaster is causing world wide, with Hypothyroidism in infants increasing by 26% in California in the 9 months following Fukushima compared with the previous year[1].

Although officials continue to downplay the extent of the disaster, many are (re)turning to the proven medicinal properties of natural substances like coconut and zeolite to help them maintain good thyroidhealth (among other things) amid rising levels of environmental radiation in the wake of Fukushima.

Here are some simple and natural things you can do to keep your thyroid in optimum condition.

Radiation and Thyroid Health

So what exactly does the Thyroid do? Why is it important that you have a healthy one? And what does radiation do to thyroid function?

The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the throat, and it controls how quickly the body uses energy, makes proteins and also controls the bodies sensitivity to other hormones. The thyroid produces the essential T3 and T4 hormones, which regulate the growth and rate of function of many of the bodies systems. These body-regulating hormones are made with iodine, and this is where radiation comes in. When radioactive iodine-131 like that released from the Fukushima disaster enters the body, it is absorbed into the blood and is mistaken by the body as healthy iodine. It is then absorbed by the thyroid gland, killing cells and causing mutations like cancer in the surrounding tissues.

A November 2013 study of 200,000 children from the Fukushima prefecture, conducted by the Fukushima Medical University, found that 59 children already have thyroid cancer! In a population that size, 1 or 2 children having thyroid cancer would be considered a normal. The researchers also tested for pre-cancerous cysts or nodules, and an astounding 56% of the children tested had a pre-cancerous lumps on their thyroid glands. That’s over 110,000 children in the immediate Fukushima area alone! [2]

The main cause for Thyroid disease is radiation exposure, and in particular radioactive Iodine-131.

Radioactive iodine only has a half-life of 8 days (meaning its radioactivity halves every 8 days). Some still argue that by the time it reaches the West Coast of the USA, it poses no danger to humans but the results suggest otherwise. Adults may not be as affected but it is clearly having an effect on infants, especially the extremely sensitive cells of developing fetuses in utero, even at relatively low radiation doses. Supplementing Iodine will be a major help to blocking Radioactive Iodine-131 absorption. If your body has lots of available healthy Iodine like Nascent Iodine (an extremely bio-available form of colloidal iodine) it will have less need to absorb and (attempt to) use radioactive iodine-131 if it enters the body.

It has become increasingly clear that government-funded science programs do not yet understand – or will not admit – the extent to which radiation exposure affects the human body. Thyroid disorders are becoming increasingly common, and not just from exposures to Fukushima and military radiation but to medical radiotherapy treatments as well. A report in the US National Library of Medicine titled “Radiotherapy-induced Thyroid Disorders” states:

Primary hypothyroidism, the most common radiation-induced thyroid dysfunction, affects 20-30% of patients administered following curative radiotherapy to the neck region, with approximately half of the events occurring within the first 5 years after therapy. The relative risk of radiation-induced cancer (mainly well-differentiated tumours) is 15-53-fold higher than in non-irradiated population.[3]

Another shocking study on radiotherapy treatment, published in the peer reviewed journal “Stem Cells”, and written by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Centre Department of Oncology found that:

Despite killing half of all tumour cells per treatment, radiation treatments on breast cancer transforms other cancer cells into cancer stem cells which are vastly more treatment-resistant than normal cancer cells. The team of researchers found that the radiation-induced stem cells had a more than 30-fold increased ability to form tumours compared with non-irradiated breast cancer cells.[4]

Clearly exposure to radiation, even at levels considered ‘safe’ by mainstream medicine, can have a disastrous effect on our physical health.

Thankfully there are things you can do to eliminate radioactive toxins from your body.

Zeolite: the Champion of Radioactive Particle Removal

Zeolites have long been proven to absorb radioactive particles including caesium-137, strontium-90 and Iodine-131. In Chernobyl 500,000 tons of zeolite was poured into the reactors to stop the spread of radioactive particles, Zeolite was baked into cookies for children to block radiation absorption and Zeolite was also fed to livestock and spread over crops to stop it getting into the food supply.[5]

Zeolite can also absorb and remove heavy metals like mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic from the body, balances pH and restores the body to a balanced state of healing.

It has also been noted that zeolite appears to activate the p21 (Self destruct) gene in cancer cells, causing dancer and tumour cells to die.[7]

Amazingly zeolites can do all this without removing any needed nutrients or creating any adverse side effects. For this reason, pure liquid zeolite has been given a GRAS status (generally recognised as safe) by the U.S. FDA. For an in-depth look at zeolites, including peer reviewed studies on the NCD2 brand, research reports and more, check out pureliquidzeolite.com

Coconut Oil: A Modern Day Health Hero

We live in a world where metabolism-destroying polyunsaturated oils, like soy bean oil or vegetable oil, are an everyday staple. You can find them in almost anything.

Ray Peat Ph.D. is a physiologist who since 1968 has been working with progesterone and related hormones. He states that there was a sudden surge of polyunsaturated oils into the food chain post World War II that has caused many changes in hormones.

Their [polyunsaturated oils] best understood effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Unsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone. When the thyroid hormone is deficient, the body is generally exposed to increased levels of oestrogen. The thyroid hormone is essential for making the protective hormonesprogesterone and pregnenolone, so these hormones are lowered when anything interferes with the function of the thyroid. The thyroid hormone is required for using and eliminating cholesterol, so cholesterol is likely to be raised by anything that blocks the thyroid function.

The reason polyunsaturated oils are so damaging is that they contain long chain fatty acids, or long chain triglycerides (LCTs). These long chain fatty acids promote weight gain and are used in livestock feeds to fatten up animals for sale. Long chain fatty acids impair thyroid function as they oxidise quickly and become rancid. When these rancid oxidised oils are present, it greatly impairs the conversion of hormones T4 into T3 in the liver. If this conversion does not occur the body cannot make the enzymes that it needs to turn fats into energy, and this is symptomatic of hypothyroidism.

Coconut oil is a saturated fat. It contains medium chain fatty acids or medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) and, promotes weight loss and increased metabolism.

Dr. Ray Peat says:

When the oils are stored in our tissues, they are much warmer, and more directly exposed to oxygen than they would be in the seeds, and so their tendency to oxidise is very great. These oxidative processes can damage enzymes and other parts of cells, and especially their ability to produce energy. The enzymes which break down proteins are inhibited by unsaturated fats; these enzymes are needed not only for digestion, but also for production of thyroid hormones, clot removal, immunity, and the general adaptability of cells.

The risks of abnormal blood clotting, inflammation, immune deficiency, shock, ageing, obesity, and cancer are increased. Thyroid [hormones] and progesterone are decreased.

Since the unsaturated oils block protein digestion in the stomach, we can be malnourished even while eating well.There are many changes in hormones caused by unsaturated fats. Their best understood effect is their interference with the function of the thyroid gland. Unsaturated oils block thyroid hormone secretion, its movement in the circulatory system, and the response of tissues to the hormone.

Coconut oil is unique in its ability to prevent weight-gain or cure obesity, by stimulating metabolism. It is quickly metabolised, and functions in some ways as an antioxidant.

Coconut oil is incredibly stable and therefore does not burden the body with oxidative stress like vegetable oils do, coconut oil also does not need to be broken down by enzymes like the long chain triglycerides in vegetable oil do.

Cherie Calbom M.S., a clinical nutritionist and author from Washington, states;

Since the liver is the main place where damage occurs from oxidised and rancid oils that cause cell membrane damage, and since the liver is where much of the conversion of T4 to T3 takes place, eliminating long-chain fatty acids from the diet and replacing them with medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil can, in time, help in rebuilding cell membranes and increasing enzyme production that will assist in promoting the conversion of T4 to T3 hormones.[6]

Juicing For Healing

Green vegetable juicing is one of the greatest things you can do for your body, providing amazing nutrition as well as amazing detoxing. Cold press juicing has many benefits. It provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals, as well as a huge boost of enzymes for digestion. In this way, the body doesn’t have to work to digest and extract all these nutrients, it just needs to absorb.

Adding Zeolite to your juicing is like swapping lead boots for running shoes – the difference is incredible. In a pilot study of 55 people conducted by Dr. Gabriel Cousens at The Tree of Life Institute, he found that a green vegetable juice fast with maximum dose Natural Cellular Defense Pure Liquid Zeolite, removed 88% of 800 toxins measured in 1 week. This included mercury, lead, pesticides, depleted uranium, teflon and many more. Those who continued for 2 weeks had 100% removal of all toxins in the body. To read more about this study you can check it out at Pure Liquid Zeolite.

Skin The External Barrier

Another way for the body to benefit from the healing properties of coconut oil and zeolite is through transdermal absorption. Human skin is like a tightly woven fabric, seemingly impervious but porous at the microscopic level. There are thousands of pores on every square inch of skin, acting as a thousand open mouths, absorbing that which is applied to the skin directly into the bloodstream and lymphatic system. Think about nicotine or birth control patches: the skin can be used to bypass the digestive system and convey active ingredients into the body.

As the largest organ in the body, skin has a powerful potential to convey the benefits of coconut oil and zeolite directly where the body needs it most. We’ve recently found a Canadian company offering such a product: a transdermal coconut-zeolite cream. To read more about this you can check out EarthSun.ca.

So what does all this mean for you and your Thyroid?

You should focus on absorbing the right substances, through mouth or skin. By juicing with Zeolite to remove the radioactive particles, heavy metals and other toxic material from your body, and swapping your cooking and salad oils for coconut oil, you can give your butterfly organ the support it needs to achieve optimum health and protect you from the untold effects of environmental radiation.


  • 1. ”Fukushima Fallout: Damage to the Thyroids of California Babies-Open Journal of Paediatrics -Joseph Mangano MPH MBA“
  • 2. http://www.fukuleaks.org/web/?p=11726
  • 3. “Radiotherapy-induced thyroid disorders”Us National Library of Medicine titled Radiotherapy-induced Thyroid Disorders- Jereczek-Fossa BA1, Alterio D, Jassem J, Gibelli B, Tradati N,Orecchia R. june 2004
  • 4. New study: Radiation treatments create cancer cells 30 times more potent than regular cancer cells- Natural News March 19, 2012 by: Tony Isaacs
  • http://www.tbyil.com/articles.htm
  • 5 La roca magica: Uses of natural zeolites in agriculture and industry, Frederick A. Mumpton, March 30 1999 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC34179
  • 6. How to Help Your Thyroid with Virgin Coconut Oil- Copyright 2003 Cherie Calbom and Tropical Traditions

About the author:

gavin bragg 150x150 Coconut Oil & Zeolite: the Radiation Detox for Optimum Thyroid HealthGavin Bragg is a writer, adventurer, amateur archaeologist and long-time Wake Up World colleague.

In late 2007, Gavin’s partner (and WuW guest author) Ashleywas diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. Western doctors described her condition as ”terminal” and told her to say her good-bye’s. But Gavin and Ashley “turned East” for their answers to cancer, and discovered the healing properties of a mineral compound, zeolite.

Much to the confusion of Western doctors, Ashley treated herself with zeolite and has been clear of cancer for 5 years.

Skin cancer cured!


How I Healed My Mother’s Skin Cancer At Home















For the last 3 years, my mother had been suffering with a type of skin cancer called Basal Cell Carcinoma. This is the less aggressive form of skin cancer, deemed as non-life threatening by the medical industry, in contrast to the more malignant form of skin cancer known as Melanoma.

The basal cell first began as a small red lesion on the crown of my mother’s head. It would start to bleed, then scab, then bleed again and then scab more.

The scab continued to grow and over the course of 3 years it nearly quadrupled in size. Not only did it grow wider, but it grew higher as well. Unfortunately, it took this long before my mother finally decided to go to the doctor.

She was referred to a Dermatologist by her GP. A biopsy was done and the lesion was confirmed as cancerous. At the initial consultation the Dermatologist said what every doctor says: “There is no cure for Basal Cell Carcinoma, but we can surgically remove it.”
He couldn’t guarantee that it wouldn’t return. Regardless, she scheduled an appointment to have it removed.

Not too long after the surgery, the basal cell returned – this time with a vengeance. It seemed to grow much quicker, and within two weeks after the surgery the bleeding and scabbing was back again. It was extremely frustrating to witness this, and I truly felt powerless over the matter. I made the decision to go to the Dermatologist with my mother on her next visit, and I was prepared to ask him a plethora of questions, my first question being, “What the heck is this thing???”
That is when I learned the medical term for this type of skin cancer.

Taking Matters Into Our Own Hands

Equipped with the term ‘Basal Cell Carcinoma’ and Google, I researched everything I could about it, including natural treatments. I recalled reading some articles about how sodium bicarbonate, or baking soda, has a high success rate with various types of cancers, so I looked into the topical use of baking soda on basal cells. Surprisingly, I found quite a few personal testimonies from people who had healed a basal cell completely, using just baking soda and water.  Cancer cannot thrive in an alkaline environment. And that’s exactly what baking soda produces.

My mother had the basal cell removed surgically twice more before she finally let me try the baking soda treatment. And 5 weeks ago is when this treatment began.

I modified the concoction by using coconut oil instead of water, as raw organic coconut oil helps in the regeneration of skin cells. I mixed one part baking soda and one part coconut oil (a teaspoon of each) in a shot glass and stirred it up until it became a malleable paste, which is what I applied to the affected area. The results were truly astonishing.

Please keep in mind that starting at an early age my mother began to experience hair loss.  However, as a result of less hair it was much easier to apply the treatment, and the effect of the treatment was more visible.

The Method I Used

– Raw organic coconut oil (the brand I used was Artisana)
– Aluminum-free baking soda (I purchased it at a holistic health food store)
– A shot glass, to effectively stir the mixture within
– Something to stir the mixture with, I used the narrow handle of a small metal spoon.
– Polysporin Triple 3 Antibiotics, or any other antibiotic ointment to apply at night

I stirred 1 part baking soda and 1 part coconut oil in a shot glass until it became a malleable paste that was easy to apply. It helped to apply a bit of warmth to melt the coconut oil faster – I let the shot glass run under hot water for a bit.

Using the handle of the spoon that I stirred with, I applied the mixture to the affected area. I DID NOT RUB IT IN. Instead I gently slathered the area with the paste and let it remain there for as long as possible. Then I applied a shower cap to keep the treatment in place.

I aimed for 3 applications a day for the first week, and 2 for the second week moving forward, and made sure to properly clean the affected area before each application.

A basal cell has roots that reach much deeper into the skin than it appears, it is not just on the surface, therefor I learned that it is important to continue using the treatment much longer, even when the skin has fully patched up.

What We All Learned From This Experience

Looking back at the start of this whole experience, I realize that I was just as skeptical as most people with regards to a successful treatment that costs only a few dollars, not to mention one that is sitting in my kitchen pantry! I completely understand why a simple solution like baking soda and coconut oil would be cast aside in favor of a more ‘sophisticated’ treatment.

While I am by no means completely against mainstream or allopathic medicine, it is my opinion that we have been heavily conditioned by the medical industry to believe that we have absolutely no power over our own physical and mental health, and that the solutions and cures to our ailments lie far beyond our reach; that only a large sum of money can buy a cure.
I can’t stress enough that this is simply not true.

Throughout the progress of my mother’s healing, my whole family had experienced first hand how effective an alternative treatment can be. Not only is it effective – it is affordable, safe, and free of side-effects. Needless to say, my family’s opinion on mainstream/allopathic medicine has shifted significantly.

My hope is that people who are going through a similar experience can come to understand the power is in their hands to heal themselves. No one is going to spoon-feed us the truth about how we can heal using simple and affordable methods – especially not the medical industry. We must do our own research and reclaim our healing power.

Blessings, namaste and much love,

While this worked for me, it may not work for everyone. This is not intended for medical advice, anyone who reads this takes full responsibility for their actions and neither myself nor Collective Evolution will be held liable for the statements made.

Source: http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/03/24/how-i-healed-my-mothers-skin-cancer-at-home/


Coconut Oil – as antibiotic


Coconut Oil Offers Hope for

Antibiotic-Resistant Germs


Image of bacteriaby Brian and Marianita Shilhavy

Source: http://coconutoil.com/coconut-oil-offers-hope-for-antibiotic-resistant-germs/

There are huge benefits in oil pulling with coconut oil – for teeth health


I haven’t had a cold in over 5 years. Just when I feel as though I’m coming down with something, the scratchy, sore throat symptoms….gone the next morning! I also used to get these little blisters on the bottom of my right foot. Someone told me they are some sort of herpes virus. Since using the coconut oil I don’t get these annoying little things. Usually they would surface in the summer or when the weather turned warm. But I realized this fall that I hadn’t been bothered this past summer. I believe that the coconut oil really helps ward off the virus. I also have hepatitis C and my viral counts are so low that they are almost in the undetected category. I don’t even worry about this anymore.Nancy

The antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties of the medium chain fatty acids/triglycerides (MCTs) found in coconut oil have been known to researchers since the 1960s. Research has shown that microorganisms that are inactivated include bacteria, yeast, fungi, and enveloped viruses. Much of this research is highlighted in the writings of Dr. Mary Enig Ph.D, and can be found here.

Lauric acid is the most predominant MCT found in coconut oil. Regarding lauric acid, Mary Enig Ph.D writes:

Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body. Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid-coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria, including listeria monocytogenes and helicobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid.1

Lauric acid is also prominent in the saturated fat of human breast milk, giving vital immune building properties to a child’s first stage of life. Outside of human breast milk, nature’s most abundant source of lauric acid is coconut oil.

Overuse of Antibiotics

One of the biggest problems facing modern society is the overuse of pharmaceutical antibiotics. This overuse is starting to concern many people, as new super germs that are antibiotic resistant continue to develop. The Infectious Disease Society of America reports that germs resistant to one or more drugs kill 100,000 US hospital patients a year and cost the healthcare system more than $34 billion.

Speaking at a conference in Copenhagen recently, Dr. Margaret Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, stated that antibiotic resistance could bring about “the end of modern medicine as we know it.” Dr. Chan stated that hospitals have become “hotbeds for highly-resistant pathogens” like methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, “increasing the risk that hospitalization kills instead of cures.”2

Even if you are not taking antibiotics from your doctor, there is a good chance that you are getting plenty of pharmaceuticals through the foods you eat. 80% of all antibiotics sold in US go into farm animal feed. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was sued in 2011 by a coalition of environmental and public-health organizations claiming the agency’s lax stance on antibiotic use in farming is leading to costly and potentially fatal infections in humans.3 But by the end of the year, the FDA announced they would no longer try to restrict the routine use of antibiotics in animal feed, as it was too expensive. They decided to let the industry regulate their use of antibiotics in livestock voluntarily.4

Instead of relying on man-made pharmaceuticals for everything, many are now turning to natural methods to boost the body’s immune system and resist harmful viruses and micro-organisms naturally. Coconut oil is truly one of nature’s best “germ fighters.”

I too have had major improvement with cold and sinus symptoms. I used to chronically get bronchitis at least 3 times a year. Already this year, I have had 2 bouts of cold symptoms, and increased the amount [of Virgin Coconut Oil] to nearly 6 tbls a day thus averting the yucky sickies. I must say that I am truly impressed with this stuff. I have also seen major improvement in my complexion, i.e… blackheads and breakouts. I use it directly on my face twice a day and my skin keeps looking better and better. Cheers to Virgin Coconut Oil!!! Laurie

I have hepatitis C. I was informed some time ago that the coconut oil can be a healing agent for this potentially fatal disease. I had undergone the medical treatment with interferon with no success. I was only real sick form the interfuron treatment, lost my hair, and became severely anemic. That was about 6 years ago. In the last 4 years I began nutritional regiments noted to help/heal hepatitis c. That includes flax seed oil, milk thistle, multi vitamins, and in the last 2 years- coconut oil. My viral load was initially at 5 million- high! In the last 3 years it has gone from that to 1/20th of a million- low! My Dr. is amazed. I feel better, more energy. And most importantly I now have the belief I can watch my grand-children grow up. I believe that the coconut oil was a major ingredient that boosted this healing. It is also yummy! Gay

Coconut Oil Offers Promise for Antibiotic Resistant Germs

Some of the most promising research in recent years has been in the area of using lauric acid or monolaurin, both derived from coconut oil, in treatments for antibiotic resistant super germs. One study was conducted at Georgetown University by  Dr. Harry Preuss in 2005. Dr. Mary Enig writes:

One of the most serious and intractable medical problems facing doctors today is that of antibiotic-resistant infectious microorganisms, the so-called “superbugs.” One example is MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), now a common source of blood poisoning and infection in hospitals (see sidebar below). Other examples of antibiotic-resistant infectious agents include Bacillus anthracis Sterne, virulent Escherichia coli, Klebsiela pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, and Mycobacterium terrae, viruses with lipid membranes, and a number of invasive fungi.

This problem has led to interest in researching the use of natural products to enhance the treatment of infectious disease, such as coconut oil and other oils rich in lauric acid as well as herbal remedies like originum oil, substances traditionally recognized for decades for their healing properties. While there have been many testimonies–so-called “anecdotes”–about the effectiveness of such natural treatments, until recently no published studies were available to doctors that would allow them to justify their use of these protocols.

Fortunately coconut oil and other lauric oils, as well as oregano oil, have recently been the object of study in the Georgetown University laboratory of Dr. Harry Preuss in the United States and this research has resulted in several published peer reviewed papers appearing in toxicology journals in 2005.

The antimicrobial properties of both volatile aromatic oils such as origanum (oregano) oil and medium chain fatty acids such as lauric acid and its derivative monolaurin from coconut oil have shown promise in these studies. As noted by these researchers, origanum oil, used as a food-flavoring agent, possesses a broad spectrum of antimicrobial activity due, at least in part, to its high content of phenolic derivatives such as carvacrol and thymol. Also, lauric acid, which is present in heavy concentrations in coconut oil, forms monolaurin in the animal body and this derivative of lauric acid can inhibit the growth of many pathogenic microorganisms.

Part of the research focused on Staphylococcus aureus. In vitro studies were performed on two strains of Staphylococcus aureus and this was followed by in vivo studies in mice. The effects of monolaurin and originum when used in combination were better than the most potent antibiotic and this research showed that these safe antimicrobial agents could be useful for prevention and therapy of Staphylococcus aureus and numerous other infections.

It is now clear and scientifically validated that the inclusion of coconut oil in the diet could and should be utilized for its preventive and healing properties.5

A study done in the Philippines in 2008 found that virgin coconut oil, added to antibiotic therapy, may help relieve the symptoms of community-acquired pneumonia in kids faster than antibiotic therapy alone:

The current study included 40 children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years old. All had community-acquired pneumonia and were being treated intravenously with the antibiotic ampicillin. Half of the group was randomized to also receive oral virgin coconut oil in a daily dose of 2 milliliters per every kilogram of weight. The oil was given for three days in a row. The researchers found that the respiratory rate normalized in 32.6 hours for the virgin coconut oil group versus 48.2 hours for the control group, according to the study. After three days, patients in the control group were more likely to still have crackles than those in the coconut oil group — 60 percent of the controls still had crackles compared to 25 percent of the coconut oil group. Those in the coconut oil group also had fevers for a shorter time, had normal oxygen saturation faster, and had shorter hospital stays, but Erguiza said these findings did not reach statistical significance. How might the coconut oil work to ease pneumonia? Erguiza hypothesized that it may boost ampicillin’s effectiveness because it contains lauric acid, which is known to have antimicrobial properties, she said.6

Coconut Oil and Viruses

Antibiotics are not effective in treating viruses, but the lauric acid and monolaurin derived from coconut oil has been known to destroy viruses since at least the 1960s. Dr. Mary Enig summarizes much of this research:

Recognition of the antimicrobial activity of the monoglyceride of lauric acid (Monolaurin) has been reported since 1966. The seminal work can be credited to Jon Kabara. This early research was directed at the virucidal effects because of possible problems related to food preservation. Some of the early work by Hierholzer and Kabara (1982) that showed virucidal effects of Monolaurin on enveloped RNA and DNA viruses was done in conjunction with the Center for Disease Control of the US Public Health Service with selected prototypes or recognized strains of enveloped viruses. The envelope of these viruses is a lipid membrane.

There was an instance in the US in which an infant tested HIV positive had become HIV negative. That it was fed with an infant formula with a high coconut oil content gains significance in this context and at present an effort was on to find out how the ‘viral load’ of an HIV infected baby came down when fed a diet that helped in the generation of Monolaurin in the body.

Of the saturated fatty acids, lauric acid has greater anti-viral activity than either caprylic acid (C-10) or myristic acid (C-14). The action attributed to Monolaurin is that of solubilizing the lipids …in the envelope of the virus causing the disintegration of the virus envelope.” In India, coconut oil is fed to calves to treat Cryptosporidium.7

From 1999 – 2000 a study was done at San Lazaro hospital in Manila by Conrado S. Dayrit, MD, and the affect of coconut oil and monolaurin on the viral load of HIV patients. It was found that lauric acid did bring down the viral load of HIV patients. You can read more about this study here. Dr. Dayrit conducted similar studies on the SARS virus, since the coconut oil consuming Philippines population was relatively unaffected by the SARS outbreak that happened in China and other countries a few years back.

My roommate has been a herpes carrier for years–not the genital herpes, but my understanding is that all cases of herpes are viral, and that is the important common denominator. Virgin Coconut Oil (VCNO) is an anti-viral and breaks down what is called the “lipid envelope” surrounding the herpes cell. She initially got herpes in her eye many years ago, and it was basically dormant for several years after getting the initial episode under control. About 20 years later, it became re-activated when she acquired another herpes infection doing post mortem care on a patient in the hospital. The patient did not have a known diagnosis of herpes, but my roommate remembers cutting her finger on a piece of metal on the bed frame while giving this care. Perhaps the virus had been dormant for years on the bed. (If that is the case, and we will never know, so much for hospital cleanliness)! This time the herpes affected her spine, and she had a long bout of it, with much pain and suffering. This one was harder to get under control, and she had a few minor flare-ups. Since beginning VCNO, she has not had so much as a cold sore. Only time will tell for sure, but so far it’s looking good, and she is getting other very positive results from the oil. Debby

Just a testimonial. I learned about the purported benefits of coconut oil and lauric acid last summer on the internet. I began taking it because I had, as it turned out, been misdiagnosed, with Herpes 2. My father is a biochemist who taught medical school and graduate school for 35 years before retiring. So before I began taking it, I ran some literature by him. He was impressed so I have been taking it ever since. But my family hasn’t. This October, I received a call from my eldest daughter who is in college. She had been diagnosed the day before (by blood tests) that she had mononucleosis. I checked to see if the virus (Epstein-Barr) was lipid enveloped, and found that it was. I got on the internet and found her some Lauricedin pills and had them overnighted to her. She received them on a Wednesday and began taking the prescribed dose daily. Nine days later, a Friday, she called to tell me she was well. Subsequent blood work the following week confirmed that she was. Her other classmates who had gotten mono and had not taken monolaurin, remained sick for weeks and some were not even well by the end of the semester. I told my dad and he was impressed again. Seems like coconut oil should be the prescribed regimen for mono. David, Attorney, Memphis TN

Coconut Oil as a Topical Germ Killer

There has been good research lately showing that coconut oil is also a good topical agent for fighting germs! People living in the tropics have known this for thousands of years already, of course. It is good to see some of the research catch up with the facts. A study published in 2010 in Skin pharmacology and physiology looked at the “effect of topical application of virgin coconut oil on skin components and antioxidant status during dermal wound healing in young rats.” They found that Virgin Coconut Oil-treated wounds healed much faster, as indicated by a decreased time of complete epithelization and higher levels of various skin components.8

A study done in 2009 in the Journal of investigative dermatology found that the lauric acid found in coconut oil had the potential to be more effective antibiotics in treating acne vulgaris.9

Find more information about how wonderful coconut oil is for your skin in our Coconut Oil for Skin Health article.

Coconut Oil Proven to be a Powerful Germ Killer

One of the claims we constantly hear against coconut oil is that there is no research to back up any of the claims to health benefits. That is simply not true, and the research behind coconut oil’s ability to fight pathogens is well documented and well-known. Much of the research is regarding components of coconut oil or specific fatty acid extractions, since such products can be patented, while coconut oil cannot, since it is a basic dietary oil. More and more people are finding out just how powerful the medium chain fatty acids are in fighting pathogens. Here are a couple more examples:

Research done in the Philippines found monolaurin from virgin coconut oil to be comparable in effectiveness, or even more effective, in fighting Mycobacterium tuberculosis as antibiotic drugs streptomycin, isoniazid, rifampicin, and ethamburol. The study was conducted by Jonathan Cabardo in his dissertation for a PhD degree in biological science at the University of Santo Tomas. His adviser was Dr Delia Ontengco, a well known microbiologist and professor at the UST Graduate School.10

A medical doctor in Florida recently saw excellent results from using coconut oil in treating Helico Pyloric Bacteria in the gut in his patients. They took one teaspoon of virgin coconut oil three times a day, and saw results as good or better than taking antibiotics. Read his report here on coconut oil and stomach acid.

So as super germs continue to develop and antibiotics lose their effectiveness, look to coconut oil as a possible alternative that is 100% natural.

About the authors: Unlike many people who write about  coconut oil by simply reading about it, Marianita Shilhavy actually grew up on a coconut plantation in the Philippines and in a culture that consumed significant amounts of coconut fat in their diet. She later went on to earn her degree in nutrition and worked as a nutritionist in the Philippines. Brian Shilhavy also lived in the Philippines for several years with Marianita and their 3 children observing firsthand the differences between the diet and health of the younger generation and those of Marianita’s parents’ generation still consuming a traditional diet. This led to years of studying Philippine nutrition and dietary patterns first hand while living in a rural farming community in the Philippines. They are authors of the best-selling book: Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours!

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1. Mary G. Enig, Ph.D. “Health and Nutritional Benefits from Coconut Oil: An Important Functional Food for the 21st Century” Presented at the AVOC Lauric Oils Symposium, Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam, 25 April 1996

2. Reported by ABC News on March 16, 2012.

3. Historic Lawsuit: FDA Sued over Antibiotics Allowed in Farm Animals by Rodale.com

4. Big Farma Convinces FDA to Take a Dive, Alliance for Natural Health

5.  More Good News on Coconut Oil, Weston A. Price Foundation

6. Reported in U.S. News and World Report, October 30, 2008.http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2008/10/30/coconut-oil-may-help-fight-childhood-pneumonia.html

7. Mary Enig Ph.D. on the Effects of Coconut Oil on Serum Cholesterol Levels and HDLs

8. Effect of topical application of virgin coconut oil on skin components and antioxidant status during dermal wound healing in young rats. Skin Pharmacol Physiol. 2010;23(6):290-7. Epub 2010 Jun 3.

9. Antimicrobial property of lauric acid against Propionibacterium acnes: its therapeutic potential for inflammatory acne vulgaris J Invest Dermatol. 2009 Oct;129(10):2480-8. Epub 2009 Apr 23.

10. Glycerol Monolaurate (GML) in Virgin Coconut Oil destroys tuberculosis bacteria

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Castor Oil great for hair, eyelashes and brows

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Castor oil is great for thickening and regrowing hair, eyelashes and eyebrows

 Castor oil is often overlooked for its benefits for the skin and hair because of its extremely thick and sticky consistency.  However, if you’re looking for a cheap, natural remedy for several common skin and hair complaints, then castor oil is definitely worth your time.

Castor oil for regrowing and thickening hair, eyelashes and eyebrows

I first stumbled on castor oil as a remedy for regrowing thin eyebrows. I had over-plucked my brows back in the nineties when it was the hip thing to have pencil thin brows, and they never did quite recover.  It became necessary for me to pencil in the “bald” spots and I missed the natural look of real hair where these spots were missing.

I read about castor oil as a remedy for thinning brows and hair, and thought I’d try it. I bought a hexane free, organic and cold pressed castor oil and started applying it to my eyebrows every night after washing my face.  After about three months, I noticed my brows were noticeably thicker (and they seemed to be growing in darker as well), and attributed it to the nightly application of castor oil.

I’m not the only one that this has worked for.  So, why would castor oil help you regrow hair – both on your head and the other two important places, the eyebrows and the eyelashes.

Castor oil is high in ricinoleic acid.  This acid is a very effective natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal agent.  This can help keep any fungus or bacteria from inhibiting hair growth.  Since the oil is also very thick, it may help to prevent hair loss simply by helping to coat the hair and protect it from falling out.

Castor oil is also high in omega 9 fatty acids, which are nourishing to both the hair and the follicle, as well as the surrounding skin.  Castor oil has a unique ability to be deeply penetrating, and this helps it to deliver its nourishment deeply into the pores and the follicles that produce hair.

It also has a high gloss, so it lends a lush glossiness and shine to the hair. A little goes a long way, and it is best to only add a tiny bit to the very ends of your hair instead of putting it up near the scalp if you’re just looking for a natural hair smoother.

Simply put about two drops on your hands and rub, then smooth through the ends.  If you use too much, there is a fine line between subtle shine and a heavy greasiness so go very light until you figure out the amount that works right for your hair type.

If you’re looking to regrow the hair on your head, you can use castor oil as a scalp treatment. However it can be tricky to get on the scalp without thinning it out with a lighter oil. You can add some melted coconut oil, apricot kernel oil or another lighter oil to help get it spreadable enough.

If you’re simply looking to help thicken hair that is thinning at the edges of your hairline, you can use pure castor oil, with a light hand of course.  Another use is to apply the oil to eyelashes to help thicken and strengthen them, as well as to help prevent thinning and shedding.

Castor oil for scar tissue reduction and shiny, smooth lips

Many attest to the wonders castor oil offers for keloid types of scars and other scars that involve a lot of hardened scar tissue.  This is presumably due to its ability for deep penetration through multiple skin layers.

Because castor oil softens the skin so much, the thought is that this softening helps to break down deep scar tissue so it may be smoothed out.  In addition, castor oil has shown promise as a white blood cell stimulating agent.  Studies have also shown that castor bean oil helps reduce the inflammatory response in subcutaneous tissue.  This may be why it seems to speed wound healing, and may also contribute to its ability to reduce scarring more quickly.

Castor oil is also excellent for the lips.  Our lips needs constant protection against the elements. Although our lips regenerate and recover quickly, they also dry out and begin to peel when they are dehydrated.

Castor oil not only smooths the lips with fatty acids, but it also helps protect them due to its naturally thick and immovable nature. In other words, it doesn’t budge without being wiped off. It also imparts a natural shine to the lips, which makes it ideal for both improving the appearance and health of the lips.

Danna Norek is the founder of AuraSensory.com, which offers a line of natural body, skin and hair care products. The Herb Mint Citrus lip balm uses castor oil as one of the primary ingredients to add shine, moisture and protection to the lips (all naturally flavored).  Line also includes a Natural Shine Enhancing Shampoo (sulfate free), Deep Hydration Conditioner, natural deodorant and a popular MSM and Vitamin C Face Cream.

Sources for this article include:http://science.naturalnews.com/2010/2015454_Subcutaneous_tissue_reaction_to_castor_oil_bean_and_calcium_hydroxide.html

Coconut oil halts tooth decay by attacking the bacteria that cause it

English: Coconut oil in solid state.
English: Coconut oil in solid state. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Coconut oil halts tooth decay by attacking

the bacteria that cause it

August 30, 2013 at 4:42 pm

by Jonathan Benson – Natural News

If health authorities are going to remain insistent upon lacing the water supply with additives to thwart tooth decay, then they really should be using all-natural coconut oil rather than fluoride chemicals, based on the findings of a new study. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ireland have found that coconut oil effectively inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause cavities and mouth infections, without causing any harmful side-effects.

For their study, a team of researchers from the school added enzymes to coconut and several other oils to mimic how these oils would normally be processed during digestion. The team then applied the digested form of each of the oils to several strains of bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, a common acid-producing bacteria often found inside the mouth, and Candida albicans, a highly problematic yeast strain that can cause oral thrush infection.

What they discovered was that only the coconut oil exhibited clear antibacterial and yeast-fighting properties when exposed to the different bacterial strains. In fact, enzyme-modified coconut oil was found to fight all sorts of bacterial strains without triggering any negative side-effects, or promoting the development of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” like antibiotic drugs do.

“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives (like fluoride), particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations,” said Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher from AIT, about coconut oil’s amazing antibacterial power. “Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”

Adding to this sentiment, Dr. Brady also noted that the human digestive system naturally exhibits antimicrobial activity, at least when it is given the proper foods and nutrients. Consuming more coconut oil, in this case, can effectively boost immunity and thwart the onset of harmful, disease-causing pathogens in the mouth and elsewhere throughout the body.

Coconut oil is far more effective at fighting, preventing tooth

decay than toxic fluoride

What is particularly interesting about these dramatic findings is that coconut oil was demonstrably shown in a credible study to fight harmful bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride, on the other hand, which is pumped into water supplies nationwide that hydrate millions of people, has never been legitimately shown to fight or prevent tooth decay when ingested.

What this new study on coconut oil actually helps unearth is the fact that water fluoridation is a complete scientific fraud. Not only has fluoride never been proven to prevent tooth decay when ingested, but recent studies have actually shown that fluoride harms teeth. Ingesting fluoride, it turns out, can cause dental fluorosis, as well as some other very serious health problems in the long term.

“Once ingested, fluoride compounds attack the structural integrity of our insides,” says Shane Ellison, author, chemist, and founder of ThePeoplesChemist.com. “Collagen, a web-like network connecting our skeletal system to muscles, is torn apart by fluoride. We feel it as joint stiffness, ligament damage, and aching bones. This same mechanism leads to browning of teeth, an outcome known as fluorosis.”

Coconut oil, on the other hand, will not only help protect your teeth against bacterial rot, but it will also help improve digestion and metabolism, promote heart health, boost energy levels, and strengthen immunity. Since ingesting coconut oil converts it into a powerful bacteria-fighter, as illustrated by the study, “swishing” coconut oil can also promote improved oral health via the enzymatic activity of its mixing with saliva.

Source: http://www.undergroundhealth.com/coconut-oil-halts-tooth-decay-by-attacking-the-bacteria-that-cause-it/

Ccoconut oil for tooth decay

Coconut Oil Could Help Fight Tooth Decay

By Mary West

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Coconut oil is much in the news these days, being used by the natural health community to enhance many aspects of health. Now,scientists have discovered yet another benefit of this valuable food – it may be a powerful ally in the fight against tooth decay.

Parents will gladly receive word of this discovery, as the pain of tooth decay and the ensuing infections that sometimes occur often involve treatment with antibiotics, drugs that have adverse effects and can lead to antibiotic resistance. A common childhood malady, tooth decay affects 60 to 90 percent of kids in industrialized countries, as well as most of adults, according to researchers.

Coconut oil, a natural agent devoid of side effects, will be a welcome inclusion to the tools used to fight cavities. The findings were so promising that researchers suggest it could be added to dental care products like toothpaste and mouthwash to promote the health of our teeth.

Scientists found that enzyme-modified coconut oil is a potent killer of mouth bugs.

Scientists at the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland evaluated the effectiveness of three different oils in attacking Streptococcus bacteria, acid-producing organisms that are common inhabitants of the mouth and a major cause of tooth decay. They tested natural coconut oil, olive oil and vegetable oil, in addition to the same oils treated with enzymes, simulating the digestive process. Only the enzyme-altered coconut oil displayed the ability to curtail the growth of most strains of the bacteria. It is believed that the breaking down of coconut oil by the enzymes release its components that fight bacteria.

Advantages of using coconut oil in dental products

Lead researcher, Dr. Damien Brady said enzyme-altered coconut oil could be an attractive substitute for cavity-fighting chemicals currently added to dental care products. He points out its advantage of being effective at relatively low concentrations and emphasizes the importance of seeking alternative ways of fighting infections because of increasing antibiotic resistance.

Aside from the above benefits, another advantage is cost, as treating tooth decay can be very expensive in some regions. If the findings of the study hold up in further research, coconut oil could soon become an affordable means of preventing tooth decay.

The results were revealed at a recent meeting of the Society for General Microbiology at the University of Warwick.

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Mary West is a contributor to the natural wellness site, Live in the Now. She is a natural health enthusiast as she believes this area can profoundly enhance wellness. She is the creator of a natural healing website where she focuses on solutions to health problems that work without side effects. You can visit her site and learn more at www.alternativemedicinetruth.com. Ms. West is also the author of Fight Cancer Through Powerful Natural Strategies.

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Natural Deodorant – DIY

Make Your Own Deodorant

It is no secret that regardless of how pristine our environment and lifestyle is, that our bodies will absorb toxins to different degrees. Fortunately, our bodies are built to deal with these toxins (to a point) and have marvellous internal systems to release the toxins. I presume that you will agree then that it makes absolutely no sense to make it harder for our bodies to release these toxins by blocking the release points? Even more so, how stupid would it be if humans had to not only block the body parts that help to release their toxins, but to actually apply potions to these points that are full of toxins. Madness, yes!!! Well folks, what do you think we are doing when we apply deodorant to our armpits (a major release points) that are packed with aluminium, parabens, minerals oils and synthetic fragrances…?

Mmm, food for thought.

Luckily, you have the good sense to use natural and organic products. (It goes to show that greenies, are not only more beautiful, but smarter too ;)

This DIY deodorant recipe works as well as natural deodorants on the market and of course far surpasses the synthetic deos on the market. If you don’t want to apply the deodorant by hand you can put in an old empty deodorant stick


DIY Deodorant

  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch*
  • 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon baking soda*
  • 20 – 25 drops lavender essential oil



  1. Melt your coconut oil (if necessary) and mix with the corn starch and baking soda.
  2. Add the essential oil.
  3. Mix.
  4. Transfer to a glass container.
  5. Use up!
  6. Will last 2 -3 months depending on usage.


*Notes: For a stronger mix, Myou can increase the amount of baking soda and corn starch by about 2 teaspoons.

Posted by Robyn Astl in Going Organic,Organic Beauty Treatments

Boost Brain Function in one dose of coconut oil!

MCT Fats Found In Coconut Oil Boost

Brain Function In Only One Dose

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs), the primary type of fat found within coconut oil, have been found to boost cognitive performance in older adults suffering from memory disorders as serious as Alzheimer’s — and not after months or even days of treatment, but after a single 40 ml dose!

A groundbreaking 2004 study published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging found that the administration of medium chain triglycerides (MCTs), the primary fat type found in coconut oil, almost immediately improved cognitive function in older adults with memory disorders.

English: Coconut oil in solid state

The study involved 20 subjects with Alzheimer’s disease or mild cognitive impairment who, on separate days, were given either emulsified MCTs or a placebo.  The researchers observed a significant increase in blood plasma levels of the ketone body beta-hydroxylutyrate (beta-OHB) after only 90 minutes of treatment, and depending on the apolipoprotein E genotype of the subject tested, beta-OHB levels either continued to rise or held constant between the 90 and 120 minute blood draws in the treatment condition. Remarkably, cognitive testing revealed that this brief MCT treatment facilitated improved performance on the Alzheimer’s Disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale (ADAS-cog) in 4 subjects within the study group. Moreover, “higher ketone values were associated with greater improvement in paragraph recall with MCT treatment relative to placebo across all subjects (P=0.02).”[i]

The details of the study procedure was described as follows:

The study was conducted with a double-blind placebo controlled design with two study visits. During each visit, subjects received one of two isocaloric conditions (690calories) in a randomized order: emulsified MCTs, or emulsified long chain triglycerides as a placebo. NeoBee 895 (Stepan, Inc.) was used for MCTs. To increase palatability, heavy whipping cream was used as a source of long chain triglycerides and as a source of long chain mono- and di-glycerides for emulsification. MCTs (40ml) were blended with 152ml heavy whipping cream to create the emulsified test sample. Heavy whipping cream alone (232ml) was blended to create the placebo.

Subjects fasted from 8:00 p.m. on the night prior to the study visit. They arrived in the morning and blood was drawn to determine plasma β-OHB levels and APOE genotyping (first visit only). Subjects then consumed the test beverage and rested quietly for 90min, after which blood was drawn and a 30-min cognitive testing session ensued. After testing, a final blood draw was taken.

How Medium Chain Triglycerides Work

How could a single dose of MCTs (40 ml or 2.7 tablespoons) cause an almost immediate improvement in cognitive performance in those suffering from cognitive impairments as serious as Alzheimer’s disease? The explanation is found both in the unique metabolic needs of the brain and in the configuration of MCTs themselves. Whereas the primary fuel source for the energy-hungry brain is glucose, when insulin resistance and suboptimal metabolism (hypometabolism) develops in the brain, both the brain’s structure and function are compromised. Ketone bodies provide a much needed alternative fuel source to glucose that can recharge metabolic processes within the brain, resulting in an almost immediate improvement in cognitive function.

MCTs are not like most fats we consume. For instance, due to their smaller size they do not form micelles and are not stored in adipose tissue. Whereas up to 97% of the dietary fats we ingest are made up of long-chain triglycerides (LCTs) which have been 14 and 18 carbons,[ii] MCTs have relatively shorter chain lengths of 5 to 12 carbons, making them easier to absorb and utilize. They are preferentially oxidized by the liver, and when provided in large enough quantities, they give rise to ketone bodies.[iii]

What is the best way to take MCTs? As we are advocates of whole food nutrition, coconut oil is our preferred source of these triglycerides, containing approximately 2/3rds MCTs by volume. Coconut oil also has a broad spectrum of other health benefits, which we highlighted in our previous article “13 Evidence-Based Medicinal Properties of Coconut Oil.”

Also, instead of treating coconut oil or MCTs as some new nutraceutical “magic bullet,” almost as if we are just loading natural bullets into the same old outdated allopathic gun, try incorporating it into your diet in a way that displaces less healthy fats. For instance, replace that rancid, pro-inflammatory ‘vegetable oil’ (e.g. soy, grape seed, peanut, canola oil) you are using to fry an egg or bake with, with sublimely saturated, rancidity-resistant coconut oil.

Or, enjoy a delicious curry with coconut milk as a base. Because 25% of coconut milk is fat, and about 66% of that fat is MCT, you are still getting a healthy dose. It is always better to eat smaller amounts of truly therapeutic foods, enjoyed in the context of sharing, preparing and enjoying good food, so that you will ideally never have to use the heroic “food as medicine” approach after a serious disease has had the opportunity to set in. Think: use food so that medicine never becomes necessary.   

For additional information view the testimonial of Dr. Mary Newport who discovered the benefits of using coconut oil to treat her husband’s Alzheimer’s Disease.

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Sayer Ji is the founder and director of GreenMedInfo.com and an advisory board member at the National Health Federation, an international nonprofit, consumer-education, health-freedom organization. He co-authored the book Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure, and is working on another one with Tania Melkonian titled EATomology: An Edible Philosophy of Food.

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