Banana skins and skin problems!

Treat Acne & Other Skin Conditions With Banana Peels!

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treat acne and skin conditions with banana peels

Adult acne is a nasty thing. Just when you thought you’d put those awkward teenage years behind you, you wake up one morning in your mid to late twenties, and there it is: a ginormous, inflamed, middle school-esque pimple staring back at you from your forehead…or your nose…or your chin… Or all of the above – ewww…

Whether you’ve done your time with teenage acne or not, seeing it again during your adult years is not fun – and I’m speaking from personal experience! I’ve tried everything, from pills, to creams, to Proactiv-type products. Nothing worked, at least not for long. Fortunately for me, the problem fixed itself on its own and I now only battle the random breakout here and there.

treat acne and skin conditions with banana peels

My younger cousin is now going through the same thing, so for the past few months, I’ve made it my mission to find something that would help her. I didn’t want her to go down the same path as I did with pills, creams, etc. Now that I have this blog, I knew it was my duty to help her find a natural, chemical-free alternative to the steroid-laden pills and creams that are prescribed at the conventional dermatologist’s office.

treat acne and skin conditions with banana peels

Lo and behold, this link about using banana peels randomly crossed my path one night, and I sent it to my cousin and never thought about it again. A few weeks later, on our visit down to Florida, I noticed her skin looked much better and her acne scars were starting to fade. Imagine my surprise when she told me she’d been using the banana peels trick and loved it!

She even jokingly informed me that she’s become the “banana-nazi” so to speak, making sure no one throws away banana peels in her presence LOL :)

The steps are very simple:

  • Take a small piece of banana peel and rub it on the affected area for a few minutes until the inside of the peel turns brown.
  • As it dries, your skin will absorb the vitamins and nutrients in the peel. I leave it on for about 30 mins. and then wash it off with warm water. At night, I just leave it on overnight, then wash off in the morning.
  • Do this 3 times a day, and in a few days, you’ll notice results!

treat acne and skin conditions with banana peels

Even if you don’t have actual pimples on your skin, this trick can also help reduce acne scars from old breakouts. That’s where I come in: I used this on some old scars around my chin and jaw line and really noticed results within a couple days!

I’m not brave enough to share before/after pictures for the world to see, but the original poster graciously did this for us in her follow-up post. Just seeing those pictures was reason enough for me to try it and to send the link to my cousin!

If you’re looking to do away with commercial products and harsh chemicals on your skin, I urge you to give this a try. It’s totally worth a shot: what’s the worst that can happen – you get some banana on your face for a couple days? Totally worth the risk :)

So Why Does This Work?

Banana peels are chock-full of antioxidants, including lutein, which may help protect the skin against sun damage. They also contain esterified fatty acids, which have actually been isolated and incorporated into a patented lotion (Exorex lotion) used to treat eczema and psoriasis!

Some extra notes and other uses

  • Banana peels can also be used to treat warts as well! Just tape a piece of the peel to cover the wart, leave on overnight, and remove in the morning. Continue with nightly treatments until wart is gone.
  • To stop the itch from bug bites and poison ivy, rub banana peels on the affected area – no more itching!
  • Banana peels may also help with hemorrhoids because of the sugar content, which helps them shrink.
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by rubbing banana peels on your skin, which helps to tighten and tone the skin.
  • Psoriasis sufferers may also find relief by rubbing banana peels on the affected areas, and may see results within a few days or weeks.
  • Banana peels contain lots of potassium, and the antioxidant, lutein.
  • Use ripe banana peels, to ensure the best results! And make sure they’re fresh; you don’t want to use an old peel that’s been lying on the counter for a few hours. (So yes, you may have to recruit some scheduled banana eaters for you 😉

How To Save the Banana Peels

There’s been lots of questions and ideas regarding how to save the peel to use it for subsequent treatments, so you’re not eating several bananas per day. And a reader (Hi Alison!) was kind enough to share her technique, which works great:

ive fine tuned my technique to cutting a portion of the skin from the banana at a time- just a shallow incision around a section big enough to do my face with, then peel off and use. That way it all stays in tact and 1 banana can go 1 or 2 days depending on size. The fruit gets exposed to the air but still good in a smoothie at the end on the day!

Do you have any great tips or remedies to help clear up acne or scarring? What about other uses for banana peels? Please share your ideas in the comments!

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Migraines

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Migraine Relief With Salt

How Salt Can Stop Migraines

 It’s one of the most common health complaints, and it can be caused by a wide variety of reasons: the migraine.

A migraine is nothing to laugh at; a really bad migraine can pretty much cripple you and take you down for the rest of your day. What’s worse, there are some migraines that can’t be abated with your usual pain killers.

So, what’s the next best thing to use? Salt.

Yep, that’s right: common household salt. A glass of lemonade or fresh lime juice with high concentration of salt can cure severe headache almost instantly. Intake of salt is not usually recommended, but in case of headache, it acts like magic! Also, taking a lime and rubbing half across your forehead has been known to work wonders too!

It’s based on the idea that migraines can be caused by sodium deficiency.

The idea from this is from The Ultimate Healing System.

Migraine relief with lavender

Dump toxic pharmaceuticals and use

lavender essential oil for migraine headache relief instead

lavender

by Paul Fassa 

(NaturalNews) America is a migraine nation. Approximately 37 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches. It’s estimated that there are 2-3 million chronic migraine suffers and about 5 million have a minimum of one migraine attack per month.

Even worse, 11 million Americans are moderately to severely disabled by migraines. Ninety-one percent can’t work or function during an attack, while 24% wind up in the emergency room because of severe pain.

A migraine is a debilitating type of headache with one or more symptoms including: nausea (73%), sound sensitivity (76%), vomiting (29%), vision anomalies (44%), pulsating or throbbing head pain (85%), pain on one side of head (59%), and sensitivity to light (80%).

Some migraine sufferers experience warning symptoms about 30 minutes prior to a migraine attack called an aura (36%). An aura is described as odd body sensations in various parts of the body and/or visual disturbances.

Lavender oil clinical trial for migraines

In 2012, for the first time, a placebo-controlled clinical trial confirmed that lavender essential oil aromatherapy is effective in relieving migraine headaches. The study was conducted by the Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Mashad University of Medical Sciences, Mashad, Iran.

The trial included 47 participants diagnosed with migraines who were randomly assigned to one of two groups. One group of migraine sufferers was instructed to apply “two to three drops of lavender essentialoil onto their upper lip and inhale its vapor for a 15-min period, then score the severity of their headache for the next two hours.”

The control group followed the exact same protocol, but, instead of lavender essential oil, they rubbed drops of liquid wax on their upper lip. No other interventions were allowed.

The lavender group not only reported a 74% improvement in the severity of their symptoms, they also reported significantly fewer migraines than the placebo group. In other words, lavender helped migrainesufferers about three quarters of the time.

The researchers concluded that the inhalation of lavender essential oil may be a safe and effective treatment for acute migraine headache management. Although this was a small study and claims that more studies need to be done, others have been done.

Lavender essential oil has been demonstrated in other scientific studies to have analgesic (pain-killing) properties, nervine properties (calming nerves), sedative properties for mood and anxiety disorders, and spasmolytic reduction properties (relieving spasms or convulsions) in addition to being antihypertensive (dilates blood vessels).

It’s also an excellent antimicrobial, antifungal, and effective antiseptic and anti-inflammatory. Many aroma therapists routinely recommend lavender essential oil for insomnia and calming the nervous system as well as relieving headaches.

Comparing pharmaceutical pain killers to lavender oil

Tylenol (high doses) helped migraine sufferers about 50% of the time. Ibuprofen worked about 57% of the time. The number one prescribed prescription drug, Imitrex, had a 59% rating.

In severe cases at hospital emergency rooms where doctors inject migraine patients with powerful drugs, the rate of effectiveness is 70%. Remember the clinical trial discussed above – 74% effective as aromatherapy.

Here is a short list of pharmaceutical pain-killer side effects:

Tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause liver damage and liver failure with large or chronic dosages. There are roughly 80,000 acetaminophen overdose ER visits annually.

Ibuprofen can cause rash, ringing in the ears, headaches, dizziness, drowsiness, abdominal pain, nausea and may cause ulceration of the stomach or intestine and bleeding ulcers.

Imitrex side effects include anxiety, chest pain or tightness, trouble breathing, abdominal or stomach pain, sometimes vomiting blood and blindness.

Lavender essential oils used for aromatherapy are GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA. Just make sure they are essential oils and not merely fragrances.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.drugs.com

http://nutritionfacts.org

http://migraine.com

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

http://www.medicinenet.com

http://www.medicinenet.com

http://www.sustainablebabysteps.com

http://www.joys-of-lavender.com

http://www.essentialoiltherapies.com

http://www.dermascope.com

http://www.livestrong.com

About the author:
Paul Fassa is dedicated to warning others about the current corruption of food and medicine and guiding others toward a direction for better health with no restrictions on health freedom. You can visit his blog athttp://healthmaven.blogspot.com

Seven ways to rid the body of cancer

Seven ways to rid the body of cancer

 

healthy happy

 

by Antonia

(NaturalNews) Prof. Martin Rocken, Director of the Department of Dermatology of the University Medical Center Tubingen, and his team of researchers, have shown, reportedly for the first time, “that the immune system is able to drive tumors and tumor cells into a form of permanent dormancy.”

This is a nod towards what natural health advocates have been saying for some time, that improving the immune system can improve the state of health. The body, when working optimally, is supposed to naturally seek out foreign invaders and put them to rest, is it not?

Without destroying cancer cells, it is said, immunotherapy can prevent tumor development, that is, the cells are put in a state of permanent dormancy, or senescence.

And as the Rocken group discovered, the senescence program works on human beings as well. They discovered that with a combination of both interferon and tumor necrosis factor, two well known signalling molecules, with zero sign of cell destruction, that cancer cells stopped growing in vivo (and as it turns out, regressing malignant tumors of cancer patients didn’t fare well either).

“It is very likely that we can’t win the ‘War on cancer’ by exclusive military means.” Prof. Rocken continues, “Instead, it will be an important milestone to restore the bodies’ immune control of malignant tumors.”

This new approach can be looked at as a mostly side effect-free cancer therapy that is “life-prolonging.”

Seven natural immune system boosters

In the article presented in October 2011 by Myra Hope from My Blessed Life magazine, she states that “all the extra sugar that kids {and adults} indulge in this time of year also contributes to a compromised immune system.” So what foods can boost the immune system naturally?

1) Lemon juice – to help set the proper pH level that is more favoring towards healthy bacteria than harmful bacteria and viruses.

2) Essential oils – for immune system boosting include: bergamot, cedarwood, camomile, clary sage, cypress, eucalyptus, ginger, lavender, peppermint and tea tree.

3) Raw fruits and veggies – raw produce generally has higher nutritional content compared to cooked foods and the nutrients aid in healing and detoxification.

4) Water – drink plenty of water as it makes up our blood and most of who we are.

5) Rest – well rested people are said to have an immunity advantage as the body is said to heal best during rest.

6) Sunlight and fresh air – walking or outdoor exercise will bring in fresh air to your lungs, try deep breathing in a forest, and take in much needed vitamin D from the sun.

7) Medicinal mushrooms – like the chaga mushroom are said to provide the missing nutrients to deprived white blood cells.

Sources for this article include:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130203212411.htm
http://myblessedlife.net/2011/10/immune-system-boosters.html
http://www.naturalnews.com/029024_immune_system_natural_remedies.html
http://www.readersdigest.com.au/scents-to-boost-your-immune-system
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2E-CHsJ1RU

About the author:
A science enthusiast with a keen interest in health nutrition, Antonia has been intensely researching various dieting routines for several years now, weighing their highs and their lows, to bring readers the most interesting info and news in the field. While she is very excited about a high raw diet, she likes to keep a fair and balanced approach towards non-raw methods of food preparation as well.

Read more: http://rawfoodhealthwatch.com/writers/antonia/

Cancer cured with wheatgrass

Wheatgrass Cures Cancer

SUNDAY WORLD

July 20th, 2013
Today’s PaperCrop of Gold – wheatgrass cures cancer
● DAILY WORLDBy Hugh Jordan

Danny Mc Donald

Danny Mc Donald

It’s over four years now since 74-year-old Danny was first diagnosed with chronic cancer of the stomach.

Doctors told him he would be “dead in a matter of weeks”.

An ulcer had burst inside him and he was rushed to hospital from his remote farmhouse at Dunaff, in the Urris district on the Inishowen peninsula.

Danny very nearly bled to death. And as surgeons fought to save him, they discovered a deadly form of cancer, previously confined to his stomach, had spread throughout his body.

Doctors said his only option was to undergo a series of cancer-killing treatments, but they warned him that he may not survive the course.

“I told the doctors I wasn’t prepared to undergo the course of treatments they had suggested. I knew it would kill me,” he says.

“They were furious I had come to that conclusion. The consultant warned me I’d be dead in three months.”

However, Danny’s decision was based on much more than just the whim of a stubborn Donegal man.

He first heard about the healing properties of wheatgrass from a friend in Buncrana and the more he learnt, the more he became convinced that wheatgrass and its healing properties could prove to be the key to beating the disease.

Back on his farm, Danny went to work. Using skills acquired over 60 years working the land, Danny grew his first batch of wheatgrass.

Once a friend had shown him how to extract its life-saving qualities, by processing the grass through a juicer, Danny was ready to sample his first drink of the wheatgrass juice.

“I didn’t know what to expect, but I was determined to give it a go,” says Danny.

“Within seven days the burning sensation I had in my side was gone and I was beginning to feel a lot better. I stopped taking the tablets which had been prescribed and I haven’t taken once since.

“A month later the pain had completely disappeared and I knew I was on the mend. The wheatgrass was working. I had made the right decision to reject the advice of the doctors,” he says.

Danny’s weight, which had dropped from 12st 7lbs to under eight stone, began to increase.

Starting on a daily dose of a single fluid ounce of wheatgrass juice, Danny worked his way up until he was consuming a maximum of seven times that amount.

And he spread the message to others about the unique healing qualities of the miracle grass that he was growing in a shed at the farmhouse he shares with his sister Briget.

Today Danny McDonald stands a healthy 12 stone and the cancer which was killing him has disappeared.

The grey deathly pallor which once dominated his appearance and features is gone. Now his skin is smooth and extremely healthy looking.

“I know a lot of doctors think wheatgrass doesn’t have the qualities to kill cancer, but I am living proof that it does. And although many doctors won’t admit it publicly, gradually they are coming round to see the benefits of wheatgrass.”

A staggering 2,600 people have beaten a path to his farmhouse to find out how this quiet farmer managed to rid himself of his cancer.

“People ask me how I did it and I just say one word, ‘wheatgrass’,” he adds.

hugh.jordan@nth.sundayworld.com

Help and hope for gangrene

DISTILLED WATERS TESTIMONIALS:

10 CASE HISTORIES OF GANGRENE

PS Urine is NOT a waste product!
Ten Case Histories of Supposedly Incurable Gangrene From John W. Armstrong’s THE WATER OF LIFE:

“Gangrene, described in simple language as “death of a part,” is regarded as hopeless of cure by the orthodox physician. “Gangrene has set in” is a phrase invariably accepted as the last stage which precedes the almost immediate decease of the victim. Where gangrenes sets in after a finger, toe or limb has been amputated, it is often fatal, especially in the case of persons past middle age. All the same, I have proved that gangrene can be easily cured.

My first acquaintance with the ravages of gangrene was in 1891 when I was a schoolboy of ten. My closest schoolmate had complained of face‐ ache for some days before being taken to a local dentist for the extraction of a tooth far back in the jaw. Unfortunately some of the jaw came away with the molar, and gangrene set in. Drugs and ointments were applied to reduce (or perhaps better said suppress) the swelling, and the boy died ten days later.

It so happened that at the same time as my schoolmate was suffering, I also had a swollen cheek. But the remedy my mother applied (she was a farmer’s daughter, by the way) was a very different one from the “scientific” ones the doctors had applied to my young friend. True, my own swollen cheek was the result of having been stung by a lot of bees, owing to my having disturbed a colony of those interesting little creatures. All the same it was very painful, till my mother completely cured it by first bathing my face in urine and then binding it up with pieces of linen wrung out in the same healing fluid. My cheek was normal in a few hours.
This treatment was suggested to the parents of my schoolmate with the gangrenous jaw‐but merely to be rejected with scorn and expressions of disgust. I have since come to know that urine compresses combined with urine‐drinking and fasting could have saved my unfortunate friend

water heart

About a year later a young man of our acquaintance died of either gangrene, medical treatment for the condition, or perhaps both. While he was ill, I used to go and read to him; and during one of my visits, the doctor called. He was a very loquacious practitioner, and after a few cheering stock phrases, added that whoever found a cure for this dreadful affliction would merit a crown of gold. Had he “read, marked, learned and inwardly digested ” the old book I have already quoted, on the value of urine for “any green wound” he might have known that a cure had already been found years ago. As it was, I little thought then that it would be given to me to prove the truth of that sentence, and much less did the thought occur to me that it would not be a crown of gold I should receive, but metaphorically speaking, a crown of thorns! For although the story is not relevant to this book, I have had to suffer for my doctrines and their demonstration.The first case of gangrene I ever treated was in 1920. The patient was a lady of fifty‐three. She had been in the care of a well‐known Bradford physician who was an authority on fasting and dietetics. Anaemia had developed, the lungs showed signs of grave disturbance, and there was a gangrenous condition in one foot, with a number of skin eruptions of varying dimensions on each leg. There was also a jaundiced condition which had turned her complexion to that of an Eurasian, and the whites of her eyes yellow. Her abdomen was distended and hard, and her body had become thin and scraggy almost to emaciation.

Although the doctor was quite willing that my method should be tried for at least a month, I was loathe to advise upon the case, for I felt that no period of less than sixty to seventy days would restore the patient to health, however, to my surprise, some encouraging developments occurred fairly quickly, and gave me the first opportunity of observing that gangrene is far from being that hopeless condition which the public and the doctors have been led to believe.

By dint of fasting the patient on her own urine and water, and rubbing urine into her body and applying urine compresses, at the end of ten days the kidneys and bowels were working “overtime,” and though the eruptions had increased, they were less irritable. The breathing became normal and easy, the patient slept better, and above all, the gangrenous foot began to show signs of healing.
By the eighteenth day of the fast the foot was quite normal; the urine had formed new skin, and there was no trace whatever of the livid abrasions. The foot had healed without even leaving a scar.
Yet need we be surprised, once we understand that urine is not dead matter, but so to say, flesh, blood vital tissues in living solution?

As the result of this cure, I was invited to take on another case of gangrene. It was that of a woman ‘in the early forties. Her right leg was in such a state, of putrefaction that her medical adviser had urged amputation of the limb.

The trouble had begun nearly two years previously with a swelling at the ankle. This had been ascribed to her occupation which entailed much kneeling on a hard stone floor. She had submitted herself to many treatments, both orthodox and unorthodox, but her afflictions merely increased. She suffered from severe constipation, piles, eczema, anaemia, insomnia, tic nerveux, general depression, sore mouth and tongue, faceache, eruptions at each corner of the lips‐and above all, more cavities had occurred in the gangrenous leg. In spite of her tribulations, however, she was a woman, of great spirit, and I had no difficulty in persuading her to fast on all the urine she passed, and up to six half pints a day of cold water, which she always sipped.

During the first five days of the penance the eruptions began to disappear, and the skin in every part of her body began to look healthier in every respect. The face-ache vanished by the second day, on the third night she slept soundly after weeks of insomnia, and by the end of the first week, the bowels and kidneys were working “overtime” and the piles were cured. In a fortnight there was no sign of the gangrene, and new skin had grown in place of the cavities. The diseased leg, which previously had become twice the size of the other one, was now completely normal‐not even a scar remaining anywhere to remind her of what she had suffered! I subsequently put my recovered patient on an exclusive diet of grapes, bananas and raw tomatoes for a week in small quantities, added fresh unpasteurised milk for the second week, and in the third week finally got her back on a normal diet.

According to my experience, gangrene is often much quicker in response than many other major or “killing” diseases, a matter which may be seen from a few brief case‐sheets which I now will add. I should mention that nearly all these cases were treated after the physicians had urged amputation.

Mrs. E. Gangrenous feet and toes following upon paralysis after vaccines had been administered, 48 days fast. Urine healed feet and toes in the first 20 days.

Mr. D. Diabetic gangrene of left forearm. Fasted 48 days for the diabetes. Arm completely normal after 18 days. No scar.

Mr. J.W.B. (60 years old). Gangrene of first and second joints of thumb, caused by a hammer‐blow in mason work. Treated for 18 weeks as an out‐patient at Leeds G.I. Bone removed up to first joint. Discolouration spread towards wrist. Fasted according to my method, applied urine compresses to whole hand, wrist and arm. Cured in one week.

Miss C.A. (aged 10 in 1930) Anaemia. Gangrene of both legs following suppressive treatment for psoriasis. Large areas of skinless and livid flesh in both calves. Fasted 18 days. Cure complete. No more anaemia, no more psoriasis, no scars from gangrenous legs. Grew 1 and 1/2 inches during fast. Is now a member of the A.T.S. in H.M. Forces. Height above the average.

Mrs. B. Gangrenous finger, also severe conjunctivitis following a year’s use of atropin. Fasted 12 days for gangrene, then a week later undertook a second fast for the conjunctivitis which cleared up the 23rd day. Age 38 in 1927. Still looks much the same age.

Mr. J.I. (age 54 at the time.) Thumb cut by fish‐bone. Gangrene ensued. Doctor attended him the same day. Surgeon’s decision to amputate rejected. Fasted 14 days. Body rubbed with urine, finger poulticed in very strong old urine. Improvement after three days of treatment. Cure complete after twelve days.

Mr. N (age about 55 at the time.) Tubercular gangrene of both legs. Surgeons wanted to amputate the limbs. His wife refused. Condition of patient very emaciated. Great depression after much drugging. Fasted 42 days according to my method. Now walks as well as any man, and enjoys the exercise.

Mrs. L. (age 48 at the time.) Gangrene of both legs and feet after spilling a large vessel of boiling fat over them. Treated with plasters during three weeks by the Result disastrous. Fasted 28 days, with physicians the usual treatment I advocate. Marked improvement after ten days. Return to normal health after a fortnight.

Many other cases could be cited. But as I do not wish to swell the bulk of this book with an unnecessary number of case‐sheets when a few should be sufficient to convince any but the most prejudiced, I will forbear. I think I may say that what I have here put forward should explode the dogma that gangrene is incurable.”

— from THE WATER OF LIFE, A Treatise on Urine Therapy, by John W. Armstrong, 1971.

Golden elixir of life

Could Morarji Desai have been right?

Monday, Apr 8, 2013, 4:10 IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA

Businessman Jagadish Burani claims, with evidence, that urine therapy can cure even terminal cancer patients.

Jagadish Burani

Jagadish Burani – DNA

For all the jokes about former prime minister Morarji Desai’s secret of a healthy long life being urine therapy, he now may seem vindicated. A businessman Jagadish Burani has claimed, with evidence, that urine therapy has cured even terminal cancer patients.

When 28-year-old Mamatha (name changed) was admitted to the hospital with a malignant ovarian tumor, she was unaware of what was coming next. She was asked to undergo 12 sessions of chemotherapy. She lost all hopes as she had heard horrifying stories from patients who had undergone chemotherapy and decided to accept her fate. But that is when her mother suggested her to consult Jagdish Burani, a businessman.

Now, one may wonder how a businessman could help a patient with ovarian cancer. But, Mamtha today is a cancer survivor and she attributes her recovery solely to Burani.

“One has medicines in his or her own body. It is only a trick to learn how to make that medicine work for you,” Burani, who admits he is not a doctor and does not charge anyone, told Mamatha.

“He gave me a book on urine therapy. At first, it was disgusting for me. I was not sure if I should even consider it. But, I told myself that for the sake of my health, I have to do it and now, I am hale and hearty again. In fact, my skin has cleared up, my pain has vanished and my hair is growing back to its full length,” she says.

Yes, Mamtha had to drink her own urine as therapy for her debilitating condition. Many across the world have hypothesized that massaging body with urine and also drinking one’s own urine can help cure deadly diseases like cancer too.

Rashmi Jindal, daughter of another cancer survivor from Delhi, said: “My mother was in terminal stage. Doctors in Delhi told us that they could not treat her any more and that we must call our relatives and give them the news. But, I had faith. I found out from a distant relative about the therapy.”

After they contacted Burani, who told them to simply go to his website and follow the methods mentioned in it, Rashmi told her family about it.

“She was diagnosed with cancer in the bones, lungs and stomach. She was 53-years-old and the doctors had given up hope. So, we began this treatment at home. We followed very light diet including lots of water, boiled vegetables, brown rice, oatmeals and fruit juices. This helped in bringing the odor of the urine down and also in making it light in colour. Once this was done, she was asked to take light chemo therapy. After the second one, her lungs were clear and she had no cancer cells at all,” says Rashmi.

Following this, Rashmi began making her mother drink more water to help her pass clear urine.

“Now, she has no cancer at all. All tests showed that there were no active cancer cells in her body.

We are glad that we found ‘doctor’ Jagdish,” she said.

Many like Rashmi and Mamtha leave testimonials on Jagdish Burani’s website. How did he find this out?

“I had read a book in 1993 about the treatment. We tried the therapy on my wife who was also very ill. Then, I also began using the treatment and now, I have not fallen sick at all,” said Jagdish.

Over the years, he began researching about the therapy and learned that massaging oneself with urine and also making a wet pack of urine could cure people of various illnesses.

“Following this, I treated people with cancer also. One lady who had terminal stage cancer was cured completely. It is the oils, spices and chillis used in the food that makes the urine smelly.

Once this is gone, one can drink it like water,” he said.

Further, he said that after massaging oneself with urine thrice, it starts feeling like oil and it relieves pain. “It contains urea, ceratinin, ammonia, sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and chloride. And all are beneficial. I started a website last year and over 14,000 visitors have seen the page. I don’t charge anything to the people as it is beneficial to all those who believe in it,” he said.

Dr KC Ballal, former member of Central Council of Indian Medicine said: “I believe in integrated medicine. When I would get terminally ill patients and they could not afford anything, I would suggest them this therapy and it has helped them a lot. A patient who had to have his kidneys replaced had no money. Once he was put on this therapy, he became fit again. If it works, why not recognise it.”

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If this has piqued your interest ….. here’s a fascinating interview :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_msWtSljFQw

Nutrition information every cancer patient should know

Nutrition Information Every Cancer Patient Should Know

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Saturday, June 1st 2013 at 5:00 am

Written By:

Nancy Elizabeth Shaw

Nutrition Information Every Cancer Patient Should Know

Nutritional Healing from Cancer:  The Fundamentals of an Alkaline Diet

There is something that every cancer patient should hear from their oncologist when they are first diagnosed.   They should be told that by making certain dietary changes, they could increase their chances of healing from cancer dramatically, no matter what course of treatment they pursue.

Cancer patients should be informed that nutrition is their first and best defense when starting down the path of healing from cancer.  Information should be provided about how to switch to an alkaline diet,[i] composed of primarily vegetables, with a small amount of fruit, grains and protein.  This diet is similar to the ketogenic[ii] diet, which is much discussed in the oncology press, but with further reduction in total protein consumption as well as grains, processed fats and sugar, to help control inflammation in the body.

Instead, the dietary information provided to cancer patients is an afterthought, and amazingly, usually includes foods and meal preparation techniques that are known promoters of cancer progression.[iii]  Clearly, there is a disconnect between very well documented information on diet and cancer progression and those who communicate most often with cancer patients – the oncology teams.

The modern way of life, particularly in fast-paced Western countries, does not lend itself to an anti-cancer, alkaline diet.  Convenience food products, microwave meals, packaged snacks and fast food dominate many people’s daily menu.  It should come as no surprise that these foods are not optimal if you are battling cancer.

But what should a newly diagnosed cancer patient do, right away, to help themselves prepare for the treatments to come and increase their chances for healing?

Here are the six most important dietary changes every cancer patient should make.  While they seem daunting at first, really what the cancer patient needs to do is to go back to eating in the way that people have done since the beginning of time:  fresh food, in season, simply prepared.

  1. Eat an alkaline diet to reduce inflammation and improve intracellular pH

Most people in the Western world today eat a diet that promotes inflammation and increases intracellular pH, a condition called latent acidosis – understood to provide a perfect environment for cancer to proliferate.  A properly constructed alkaline diet will improve your intracellular pH over time, and is the best defense against continuous inflammation in the body.  It is composed primarily of organic leafy green vegetables, herbs and spices, root vegetables, onions, garlic, leek and chives, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbages, beans, lentils and peas and nuts and seeds, combined with a small amount (a cup or two per day) of non-gluten grains such as rice.  A serving of between two and four ounces of clean fish, organic poultry or grass-fed meat, several times per week, can be part of a healthy, alkaline oriented diet.  Two to three pieces of whole fresh fruit a day help balance your vitamin and mineral consumption.  The more of your vegetables and fruits you enjoy raw, the better.[iv]

  1. Eliminate sugar.[v]

Cancer cells use more glucose (sugar) per unit of time than other cells.  Sugar metabolism creates acid, which also supports cancer progression.  Further, a diet high in sugars, including fruits, triggers the insulin response.  If you frequently eat sugar or fruit throughout the day, you suppress your immune function while increasing the insulin levels in your body, creating insulin resistance.  Insulin resistance has been directly tied to cancer proliferation.   Processed sugar depletes magnesium in the body, another contributor to cancer proliferation.  High fructose corn syrup, because of its processing methodology, is high in mercury, a cancer-promoting toxin in the body.  The recommendation to eliminate sugar includes sugar in all its forms, even “natural” sugars like honey and agave, as well as white sugar and high fructose corn syrup.  Enjoy unsweetened applesauce, two or three figs or dried apricots, or a piece of fresh pineapple if you need a sweet treat.  Moderation with fruit is important, as fructose has been shown to increase the rate of cancer cell division as much as two-fold – more than other forms of sugar.[vi]

  1. Eliminate gluten.[vii]

Glutinous grains cause inflammation.  Inflammation promotes cancer progression.   This means avoiding high-gluten grains such as wheat, spelt or rye, including the whole grains.  Pastas, cereals, bread, muffins, cakes, crackers, cookies and other baked goods are excluded from an alkaline, cancer-suppression diet.  Cancer patients should enjoy whole, non-gluten grains such as rice, buckwheat, quinoa, millet and amaranth.  However, using “gluten free” prepared products is a mistake, as most of them have added sugar or processed oils and will therefore fall outside of the alkaline diet parameters for cancer.

  1. Eliminate dairy products. 

Cow dairy has been identified in a very large study compiled by Prof. (Emeritus) T. Colin Campbell, PhD, Cornell University as one of the most cancer promoting foods.[viii]  Strangely enough, it is the protein that is the culprit – casein protein.  High protein yogurts made with added powdered milk or whey are even more cancer promoting than plain milk, yogurt or cheese.  However, all dairy products should be eliminated from the diet when you are fighting cancer.  Dairy products create inflammation, cause bone deterioration (yes it is true, because of the high acid production during digestion of dairy) and promote cancer progression in a similar fashion to sugar.

  1. Use only olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil in your diet

Use only natural, cold-pressed olive oil, coconut oil or avocado oil – organic where possible.  These oils are naturally anti-inflammatory, thus provide a soothing and healing benefit to inflamed and potentially cancerous cells in the body.  Coconut oil in particular has also been shown to have a mild antibacterial/antifungal effect, helpful for cancer patients with a lowered immune function, as well as direct anti-cancer properties.  Oils that should be eliminated from a cancer-suppression diet include corn, soy, canola, safflower or sunflower oils.    Not only are the commercial versions of these oils produced from genetically modified plants – believed to increase cancer risk – most of them are highly processed.  Processed oils, including hydrogenated (hard) oils and margarines, have been prepared at high heat to improve shelf life.  This changes the oil molecules so that instead of acting as a natural conductor for all the electrical messaging in your body, these molecules create “dead spots” in your cells because they cannot conduct electricity.  This interferes with healthy cell function and can promote cancer progression.  Essentially cancer cells are cells that no longer respond to intracellular messaging and proliferate without purpose, impacting other cells.

  1. Change what you drink 

Eliminate alcohol consumption.  Eliminate the consumption of bottled, canned or frozen fruit juice as they have high concentrations of sugar and many are highly acid forming.  Fresh vegetable and fruit juice that you make at home or from a juice bar is encouraged, however emphasis is on vegetable juice.   Reduce coffee consumption to one cup per day or less, and increase consumption of clean water, lightly brewed green tea (not black tea), sage tea, ginger tea and peppermint tea as both hot and cold drinks.  Drink the juice of a whole, organic lemon in hot or cold water several times per day.  Drink fresh carrot or carrot-beet juice daily, as these are healthy, alkaline juices for a cancer diet.

While this may sound daunting if you have enjoyed the convenience of restaurant or fast food meals or purchasing a prepared meal, this switch is easier than you think.  If you cook at home, it means eliminating a few foods and focusing on a few others to modify your usual recipes.

Salad is always a good choice whether at home or eating out.  Whether you are making your own salad or ordering a salad in a restaurant, include grated carrots, beets, cucumbers, endives, escarole, cherry tomatoes, fennel, cabbage and spinach in any combination, in addition to or instead of romaine lettuce or mesclun greens, then dress with extra virgin olive oil and fresh lemon on the side at table, rather than tossing the salad with prepared dressing.  Add some garbanzo or white beans and you’ll be completely satisfied.

Japanese sushi traditionally features a large selection of fresh vegetable rolls.  If you are dining out, ask for gluten-free (tamari) soy sauce, order a few rolls and some Japanese green tea, and you can enjoy a quick, satisfying lunch or dinner.  A bonus comes in the seaweed wrappers – full of minerals from the sea.  Just avoid standard soy sauce as it has wheat in it (gluten), the Teriyaki sauce (gluten) as well as anything that is brightly colored or contains mayonnaise, as these are not on the list of healthy options.  For immune deficient cancer patients, best to stay away from raw fish sushi.

Indian food features many vegetarian choices, with plenty of spice and vegetables.  Unfortunately many Indian restaurants use a lot of rape-seed/canola oil in cooking, which is not recommended.  Enquire about how the food is prepared and if there are some ingredients that are not optimal, just eat carefully.  A good choice is channa masala (chickpea curry) with poppadum (lentil cracker-bread) and vegetable biryani rice.  Nann, chapatti, paratha, puri and roti breads are typically made from wheat flour and should be avoided.

Italian cuisine is a bit more difficult since the basis of Italian cuisine is pasta made from wheat with added cheese.  However, cooking at home you have endless options, and more Italian restaurants are offering a gluten free pasta choice.  Many Italian menus feature dishes based on marinara (vegetarian) tomato sauce.  Select preparations with no cheese and only eat a small appetizer portion of fish or meat, if any at all.  Steamed or lightly sautéed vegetable dishes such as broccoli rabe or spinach with garlic are superior alkaline choices, as are salads made with chopped and grated raw vegetables.  Since olive oil, garlic, tomato, vegetables, herbs and lemon are critical to Italian cooking, it is quite possible make excellent alkaline selections if you order thoughtfully or cook Italian food at home.

And of course, you have to just let the breadbasket and the desert list pass you by.

For more information on nutritional healing for cancer patients, visit www.thecanceralternative.org or contact the author, Nancy Elizabeth Shaw at enquiries@thecanceralternative.com

Additional cancer nutrition research can be found in GreenMedInfo.com founder’s book: Cancer Killers: The Cause Is The Cure


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Fibromyalgia – alternatives for banishing pain

Five natural alternatives for banishing

fibromyalgia pain and inflammation

Fibromyalgia

 

by Jonathan Benson, staff writer

(NaturalNews) Though there is still some debate over whether or not it is an inflammatory or a neurological condition, or some combination of both, most everyone will agree that fibromyalgia is a severely debilitating health condition that robs its victims of their energy, their strength and ultimately their lives. But the good news is that there are a number of natural remedies that individuals with fibromyalgia can use to help keep the chronic illness under control, and maybe even cure it altogether. Here are five of the most effective ones:

1) Fish oils. There are numerous theories as to what actually causes fibromyalgia, but it is generally recognized that the poorly understood condition often results in what appears to be systemic inflammation for many of the people that suffer from it. Because of this, it is important that fibromyalgia sufferers stick primarily to an anti-inflammatory diet that includes plenty of fish oils.

Since one of the marked characteristics of fibromyalgia is intense muscle and joint pain, supplementing with high-grade salmon oil, skate liver oil, or a fermented cod liver and butter oil blend, for instance, can provide amazing relief for fibromyalgia sufferers, as these oils help lubricate the muscular system and fortify the body with necessary omega-3 fatty acids, which feed the brain and quell inflammation.

Fibromyalgia is also marked by neurological damage in the brain, particularly as it involves the normal production of brain neurotransmitters such as serotonin. By regularly supplementing with therapeutic doses of high-grade fish oils, fibromyalgia sufferers may be able to help restore proper neural function and balance out their central nervous systems’ response to pain and other sensations. (http://www.doctoroz.com)

2) Turmeric. Another powerful anti-inflammatory food with amazing pain-relieving properties is turmeric, an ancient spice commonly used in Indian and Asian cuisine. As it turns out, turmeric works better than many pain killer drugs at relieving joint pain, stiffness, arthritis, muscle spasms, and many other debilitating pain symptoms commonly associated withfibromyalgia.

A natural painkiller and COX-2 inhibitor, turmeric has been shown in a number of studies to be a safe and effective remedy for treating both arthritis and fibromyalgia symptoms. This is due to its ability not only to halt inflammation, but also to suppress nerve-related pain. From both a neurological and inflammatory standpoint, in other words, turmeric is a powerful weapon in the fight against fibromyalgia. (http://www.peoplespharmacy.com)

3) Fermented foods and beverages. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and various other forms of gastrointestinal upset often go hand in hand with fibromyalgia, which is why it is vitally important for individuals with the disease to actively work towards restoring floral balance in the gut. One of the best ways to do this is to consume plenty of fermented foods like raw sauerkraut and kombucha tea, both of which have helped many fibromyalgia sufferers to avoid the headaches, brain fog, and systemic pain they would otherwise face.

Kefir, which can be made from either dairy or water, is another fermented food that can greatly relieve fibromyalgia symptoms, particularly when taken in conjunction with other probiotic-forming, fermented foods like kombucha tea and kimchi. (http://julieloewy.com)

4) Juiced marijuana leaf. From a neurological perspective, fibromyalgia can also come about as a result of neurotransmitters throughout the central nervous system failing to properly communicate, which in turn can lead to the over-sensation of pain throughout the body that is characteristic of fibromyalgia. This is where juiced marijuana leaf comes in. Rich in neural-repairing cannabinoids, juiced marijuana leaf can help complete the positive feedback loop in the brain that, when obstructed or damaged, causes chronic inflammation, autoimmune disorders, and various other problems often associated with fibromyalgia.

In its raw form, marijuana and marijuana juice is not psychoactive, which means it can be used safely and effectively without getting a person “high.” Marijuana is also far more medically potent in its raw form than when it is heated or smoked, possessing up to 60 times more therapeutic content per volume. (http://www.naturalnews.com/035759_cannabis_juicing_health.html)

5) Avoid wheat gluten. Eliminating wheat and other gluten-containing foods from the diet has helped many people with fibromyalgia all but eliminate their condition and its corresponding symptoms. Most modern wheat varieties contain high levels of complex gluten compounds that greatly upset the digestive tract, which is where many inflammatory and neurological conditions like fibromyalgia are thought to begin.

Eliminating gluten from your diet, along with refined sugars, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, and other unnatural compounds, can go a long way in alleviating fibromyalgia. Other commonfood allergens like soy and corn are also worth eliminating from the diet as well as these ingredients, particularly when derived from genetically-modified organisms (GMOs), can trigger an inflammatory response in individuals with fibromyalgia. (http://www.foodsforfibromyalgia.com)

Sources for this article include:

http://www.taoofherbs.com/articles/93/fibromyalgiaherb.htm

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Needle biopsies can spread cancer

Needle biopsies can spread cancer

April 9, 2013 by Blanche Levine

 

Tue. Apr. 9, 2013 by Blanche Levine

Biopsy Dangers

 

 

 

 

 

(NaturalHealth365) Could needle biopsies actually promote cancer cell growth? There are a substantial number of reports that claim the spread of malignant cells can follow a breast tumor biopsy. This has been reported for lung, thyroid, brain and pancreatic tumor biopsies as well.

This occurrence is called “seeding”, which implies planting of things that will grow over time. Seeding is thought of as implantations, which cause local recurrence along the trail where the needle was passed. And, yes, many doctors have discovered nests of cancerous cells along a needle’s path.

The unspoken dangers of a biopsy

A biopsy is the removal of some tissue in order to examine it. Biopsies can be done in a few ways, one is a surgical removal of a tumor either in part or completely plus a complete removal with wide margins. Biopsies can be done with needles, either a core needle biopsy or a fine needle aspiration (FNA).

Cancer cells lose the stickiness and orderliness of normal cells, and because of the loss of cohesion, and the ease with which these cells emigrate and colonize, it is easy to dislodge cancer cells from a tumor during either biopsy or surgery.

Tumor cells that wind up in blood vessels can travel to distant sites and tumor cells also can be pushed into the interstitial fluid and wind up traveling up the chain of lymph nodes.

The larger needle of a core needle biopsy causes more disturbance within a tumor versus a fine bore needle.

Unfortunately, fine needle biopsies may not get enough tissue for a diagnosis because it can miss the cancerous part of the tumor and may even loosen (or drag) cancer cells along its needle path – which can (potentially) set up a secondary tumor location.

After the biopsy, you still have the tumor and perhaps a bigger problem, doctors don’t know if any cells escaped the natural barriers of the tumor. In fact, tumor cell displacement has been observed in 32 percent of the patients who have undergone a large-gauge needle core biopsy of the breast.

Why does the cancer return?

Even though seeding or implantation is suspected as the cause of local recurrence following image-guided breast biopsy – the vast majority of conventional doctors are officially claiming that this simply isn’t true.

Studies on the dissemination of cancer cells with biopsy on prostate cancer suggested an overall dissemination rate of 37 percent – meaning that cancer cells were found circulating in peripheral samples. In addition, 16 of 62 cases of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) also had their benign cells circulating after the procedure.

A malignant tumor secretes a substance which inhibits the growth of disseminating tumor cells. In reality, a primary tumor does NOT want any other growing cancers to compete for the same food supply – so it can limit their growth by secreting a known angiogenesis inhibitory factor.

Angiogenesis is the creation of new blood vessels, which is an important factor in the tumors’ ability to grow. The amount of vascular growth in a tumor is an indicator of its ability to grow and spread. Biopsies interfere with the angiogenesis inhibitory factor.

Surgery is a threat in metastasis, which means the metastases are initiated by removing the primary tumor. One area being studied is the high rate of local tumor recurrence even with a tumor free margin.

There are surgeons that suggest any manipulation of a tumor leads to its spread. There are papers that state, “the process of tumor removal is associated with the inadvertent dissemination of viable neoplastic cells that in turn contribute to recurrent tumor growth.”

Is there a better way to test for cancer risk?

Breast thermography is a safe, practical way to image breasts plus a great way to avoid the radiation associated with mammograms. In addition, Dr. John Apsley has discovered a new way to detect cancer with a simple blood test. The best part of this blood test is its ability to detect any cancer much sooner than conventional procedures – without harming the body.

Dr. Apsley plus many other cancer experts will be featured on the NaturalNews Talk Hour – to get show details – be sure to sign up for our newsletter on the home page of NaturalHealth365.com

Of course, the medical establishment only supports mammograms, biopsies, and other procedures. So, if you’re inclined to go the conventional route, disregard this information. But, keep in mind that cancer is not a deficiency of invasive diagnostic testing, biopsies, surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.

Instead of helping cancer cells escape confinement in the prostate or breast – it may be best to look at the one (often) overlooked truth, diet and lifestyle modifications are a safe (highly effective) way to reverse many health problems.

About the author: Blanche Levine has been a student of natural healing modalities for the last 25 years. She has the privilege of working with some of the greatest minds in natural healing including Naturopaths, scientist and energy healers. Having seen people miraculously heal from all kinds of dis-ease through non-invasive methods, her passion now is to help people become aware of what it takes to be healthy.

Sources:
http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/biopsies-surgery-spread-cancer.html
http://compassionatespirit.com/pythagorean/2012/09/02/do-biopsies-disseminate-cancer-cells-are-doctors-killing-their-cancer-patients-in-order-to-make-a-diagnosis-2/

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