Pink Salt Benefits

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

Pink Himalayan Properties

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

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

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

Recipe of Pink Himalayan Salt for Migraine Pain

Ingredients:

water
lemon
Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

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

 

 

Sources:

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

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

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

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

Are you taking good care of your “other” brain?

HEALTHY GUT
HEALTHY BRAIN

“When you think of your nervous system, you probably picture your brain and spinal cord. But that’s just the central nervous system. You must also consider your intestinal or enteric nervous system, the one that’s intrinsic to the gastrointestinal tract.

The neurons in the gut are so innumerable that many scientists are now calling the totality of them “the second brain”.You may be surprised to find out that an estimated 80 to 90 percent of the amount of serotonin in your body is manufactured by the nerve cells in your gut. In fact, your gut’s brain makes more serotonin – the master happiness molecule – than the brain in your head does. Many neurologists and psychiatrists are now realizing that this may be one reason why antidepressants are often less effective in treating depression than dietary changes are.

In connecting the dots from the gut to the brain, it helps to consider the body’s general response to stress, both physical (e.g. running from an armed intruder in your house) and mental (e.g. avoiding an argument with your boss). Unfortunately, the body isn’t clever enough to distinguish between the two, which is why your heart can pound just as hard before you prepare to run away from a burglar as when you’re walking into your boss’s office. Both scenarios are perceived as stress on the body even though only one – escaping the intruder – is a real threat to survival. So in both instances your body will flood with natural steroids and adrenaline, and your immune system will release chemical messengers called inflammatory cytokines that send the system into high alert. This works well for episodic moments for duress, but what happens when the body is constantly under stress (or thinks it it)?

Rarely do we find ourselves constantly running from a burglar, but physical stress also includes encounters with potentially deadly toxins and pathogens. And these we may face daily through our dietary choices alone. Although the body may not necessarily go into fight-or-flight mode with a pounding heart when it meets a substance or ingredient it doesn’t like, it most definitely will experience an immune response. And chronic immune activation and resulting inflammation from such encounters can lead to chronic disease, from heart and brain diseases like parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, depression, and dementia to autoimmune disorders, ulcerative colitis, and cancer…. all manner of disease is rooted in inflammation run amok, and your immune system controls inflammation.”

Based on David Perlmutter’s research on the body reacting to deadly toxins and pathogens, it is vital to ensure the body’s immune system is strong and balanced. EM Probiotics assist in the prevention of the build-up of harmful bacteria caused by stress.

The Content on this page was taken from the book, Brain Maker by David Perlmutter. 
Have you had your EM today?

Health Booster

HUMAN HEALTH

The human body contains tens of trillions of bacteria. There are, in fact, ten times more bacteria in the human body than there are human cells.

Prior to the industrial revolution humans would get all the natural bacteria they need from the vegetables and meats that they ate. Today, chemical farming and the use of pesticides have depleted the bacteria from the soils to a huge extent, limiting the bacteria we get through our foods. Without these bacteria, the body cannot function optimally, disease resistance is lowered and one cannot correctly use the nutrition from food. To make matters worse, use of antibiotics can virtually eradicate the good bacteria in your gut.

EM (Efficient Microbes) products are based on a unique combination of effective beneficial bacteria that enable your body to function to its full potential. The groups of microorganisms in EM are lactic acid bacteria (commonly found in yogurt, cheeses), beneficial yeasts (found bread, beer), and phototrophic (light-converting) bacteria.

Beneficial bacteria in the body are responsible for the following:

• Up to 80% of the body’s immune function.
• Preventing the build-up of disease-causing bacteria
• Digestion and healthy bowel movements, and reducing constipation
• Improving the uptake of nutrition and minerals from food
• Creation of the body’s own natural vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 B12, A, D and K, and essential fatty acids
• Producing natural antibiotics and anti-fungals
• Reducing and preventing Candida

3 Days to a new immune system – regenerate and repair

How to Regenerate Your Entire Immune System in 3 Days

 by Nick Meyer

The immune system is something that is highly misunderstood not just by everyday people but also by the many conventional doctors who we depend on for health advice.

Most people resort to things like synthetic vitamins and medicines (ignoring better natural alternatives) to deal with colds and improve immunity, but the cycle of sickness always seems to continue.

For people with compromised immune systems, there are many natural options, and now researchers have discovered what could well be one of the best ways to reset and recharge your immune system; one that happens to be free and is believed to work even in the elderly as well.

blood cell immune system

 White blood cells (right) help immune response,

and they can be recycled through fasting, the study showed

 

Three Days to a Whole New Immune System

According to researchers at the University of Southern California, the act of fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in elderly people.

The researchers said that fasting helps the body’s stem cells to begin producing new white blood cells, which help to fight off infection.

They added that the discovery could be especially effective for people suffering from damaged immune systems, including chemotherapy patients, who were protected from the toxic impacts of the treatment during the fasting period (note: we personally don’t recommend chemotherapy; consult a holistic doctor for more information).

Flipping a “Regenerative Switch”

As the researchers noted, the act of fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in elderly people.

“Fasting gives the ‘OK’ for stem cells to go ahead and begin proliferating and rebuild the entire system,” Prof. Valter Longo, Professor of Gerontology and the Biological Sciences at the University of Southern California, told the UK’s The Telegraph.

He added that the body actually removed parts that were damaged, old or inefficient during the fasting process, creating “literally, a new immune system.”

According to Dr. Longo a person’s system recycles unneeded immune cells, especially damaged ones, in order to create energy while they are fasting.

Over the course of his study’s trials, participants were asked to regularly fast between 2-4 days over a 6 month period.

The study was released in June and Dr. Longo said that clinical trials must still be completed, but added that the research looks “very promising.”

You can read the full study in the journal ‘Cell Stem Cell’ by clicking here:

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/abstract/S1934-5909%2814%2900151-9

Source: althealthworks

 

Easy Peasy Healthy Fermentation process

Unlock the True Potential of Vegetables

  • By Kaare Melby
    Organic Consumers Association, January 23, 2014 

For related articles and more information, please visit OCA’s All About Organics page and our Organic Transitions page.

Want to boost your immune system, increase the nutrient content in your food, improve your mental health and detox your body? Fermented vegetables are for you!

Fermentation is the process that occurs when the natural bacteria in a vegetable break down the food’s complex elements into more digestible forms. When fermentation occurs, vegetables become easier to digest, allowing your body to work less, while reaping more benefits. And those benefits include higher levels of available nutrients, and live cultures of pro-biotic bacteria (kind of like the good stuff in yogurt). These pro-biotic bacteria can improve your digestion, boost your immune system, improve your mental health, and detox your body.

Worried that fermenting is risky? No need! Fermented veggies are actually safer than raw vegetables, because the fermentation process actually kills off any unwanted or dangerous bacteria that may exist on the food prior to fermentation. According to the USDA, there has “never been a single case of food poisoning reported from fermented vegetables.”

Fermented foods have been around for eons. Fermentation is an ancient art that pre-dates writing and agriculture.  It’s often considered to be the practice that first ushered our ancient relatives from the natural world, into a culturally driven world. In fact, the word ‘culture’ is another word for fermentation. Sandor Katz, who has written several books on the subject, calls it “a health regimen, a gourmet art, a multicultural adventure, a form of activism, and a spiritual path, all rolled into one.”

And the good news is that it’s a simple process that even the most novice cook can accomplish.

To get started, you’ll want to choose vegetables that are fresh, local, and organic, as your ferment will be only as good as the ingredients you start with. You can ferment any vegetable, but some work better than others. It’s best if you experiment and find a mix of vegetables that you enjoy. Here at the OCA office, we like to mix as many fresh organic veggies together as possible. Not only does this create a variety of textures and flavors, but it also creates a wider variety of beneficial bacteria in the end product.

If you are looking for a good place to start, cabbage is easy to process, and makes a great ferment. Raddishes, carrots, turnips, apples and beets also make good ferments. The fermentation process creates a wonderful flavor that is often refered to as “sour.” But you can add more or different flavors in any way you want. Onions and garlic are great additions, and you can use fresh or dry herbs, and spices, too. The best approach is to experiment until you discover what combination of flavors you like most.

Here’s how to get started.

What you need
•    Fresh vegetables
•    A knife or grater
•    A glass or ceramic jar for fermentation (quart sized, wide-mouth canning jars work well)
•    A smaller jar that fits inside the fermentation jar (small jelly jars work great)
•    Salt
•    Clean water
•    A clean towel
•    Rubber band to fit over the mouth of the fermentation jar
•    Herbs and spices (optional)

What to do

• Chop/shred/grate vegetables, salting lightly as you go. You want to get all of the vegetables as uniform in size as possible. This way, they ferment at the same rate. Vegetables like carrots and radishes do well grated, while it’s best to slice up that cabbage or onion. As you chop or grate the vegetables, add small pinches of salt. But not too much—fermentation only needs a little. Try tasting as you go. The vegetables should taste only slightly salty.

• Mix the veggies well. You want to make sure that the salt is spread out evenly throughout all the vegetables. Taste the veggies, and add more salt to taste if needed. If you are going to add any herbs or spices, add them now.

• Let the vegetables sit for 5 to 10 minutes. As they sit the salt will start to draw the liquid out of the vegetables.

• Squeeze the vegetables to release their juices. Take handfuls of vegetables and squeeze as hard as you can, keeping the juice that comes out. You want to get as much juice out of them as possible.

• Tightly pack the vegetables into the fermenting jar and cover with collected juice. As you fill the jar with the vegetables, be sure to pack them down tightly to the bottom of the jar. This will help release more juice, and remove any air bubbles that get stuck in the vegetables. Add any remaining juice once the jar is filled. Be sure there is enough liquid to completely cover the vegetables. If you need to, use a mixture of salt and water to bring the juice level up over the vegetables. You don’t need too much salt for the water, just enough to make it taste like seawater.

• Fill the smaller jar with salt water, then place it on top of the vegetables in the fermenting jar. The purpose of the second jar is to hold the vegetables under the liquid in the jar. This will help the fermentation process by preventing “scum” from forming on the top of the ferment.

• Cover the fermenting jar with a clean towel, and secure it with the rubber band. Using a towel to cover the jar ensures that gases can escape, without letting any dirt or bugs get in.

• Let it ferment! Put the jar in an easily accessible area, and keep an eye on it. In about 24 hours you will begin to see air bubbles in the vegetables. This is how you know it’s working. After a few days, the ferment will start to smell sour. Taste it at every stage. This will help you determine how fermented you like your vegetables. Some people like “young” ferments that have only fermented a few days, while others like “mature” ferments that have been fermenting for months. If there is a white layer of “scum” that forms just scrape it off. It’s ok if you don’t get it all. When you like the flavor, remove the towel and smaller jar, put a lid on the fermentation jar and put it in your refrigerator. When the ferment cools down, the fermentation process rapidly slows, and you will be able to enjoy your fermented foods for several weeks or longer.

That’s it! Now you know the secret to unlocking the true potential of your vegetables. To learn more, check out Sandor Katz’s book “Wild Fermentation,”  available through Chelsea Green Publishing. Good luck and happy fermenting!

Kaare Melby is social media coordinator for the Organic Consumers Association.

 

Source: http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_29135.cfm

 

Huggy Buggy

9 Reasons You Need To Be Giving and Receiving Hugs

Every Day

Jan 23, 2014 by JOSH RICHARDSON

Hugging helps the immune system, cures depression, reduces stress and induces sleep. It’s invigorating, rejuvenating and has no unpleasant side effects. It is all natural, organic, naturally sweet, no pesticides, no preservatives, no artificial ingredients and 100 percent wholesome. There are no batteries to wear out, no periodic check-ups, low energy consumption, high energy yield, inflation proof, nonfattening, no monthly payments, theft-proof, nontaxable, nonpolluting and, of course, fully returnable. Hugging is practically perfect, with the only exception that it can’t recreate the wheel. Here are 9 reasons you need hugs everyday.

A famous quote by psychotherapist Virginia Satir goes, “We need 4 hugs a day for survival. We need 8 hugs a day for maintenance. We need 12 hugs a day for growth.” Whether those exact numbers have been scientifically proven remains to be seen, but there is a great deal of scientific evidence related to the importance of hugs and physical contact.

1. STIMULATES OXYTOCIN
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain’s emotional centre, promoting feelings of contentment, reducing anxiety and stress, and even making mammals monogamous. It is the hormone responsible for us all being here today. You see this little gem is released during childbirth, making our mothers forget about all of the excruciating pain they endured expelling us from their bodies and making them want to still love and spend time with us. New research from the University of California suggests that it has a similarly civilising effect on human males, making them more affectionate and better at forming relationships and social bonding. And it dramatically increased the libido and sexual performance of test subjects. When we hug someone, oxytocin is released into our bodies by our pituitary gland, lowering both our heart rates and our cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone responsible for stress, high blood pressure, and heart disease.

2. CULTIVATES PATIENCE
Connections are fostered when people take the time to appreciate and acknowledge one another. A hug is one of the easiest ways to show appreciation and acknowledgement of another person. The world is a busy, hustle-bustle place and we’re constantly rushing to the next task. By slowing down and taking a moment to offer sincere hugs throughout the day, we’re benefiting ourselves, others, and cultivating better patience within ourselves.

3. PREVENTS DISEASE
Affection also has a direct response on the reduction of stress which prevents many diseases. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami School of Medicine says it has carried out more than 100 studies into touch and found evidence of significant effects, including faster growth in premature babies, reduced pain, decreased autoimmune disease symptoms, lowered glucose levels in children with diabetes, and improved immune systems in people with cancer.

4. STIMULATES THYMUS GLAND
Hugs strengthen the immune system. The gentle pressure on the sternum and the emotional charge this creates activates the Solar Plexus Chakra. This stimulates the thymus gland, which regulates and balances the body’s production of white blood cells, which keep you healthy and disease free.

5. COMMUNICATION WITHOUT SAYING A WORD
Almost 70 percent of communication is nonverbal. The interpretation of body language can be based on a single gesture and hugging is an excellent method of expressing yourself nonverbally to another human being or animal. Not only can they feel the love and care in your embrace, but they can actually be receptive enough to pay it forward to others based on your initiative alone.

Group hug!


6. SELF-ESTEEM

Hugging boosts self-esteem, especially in children. The tactile sense is all-important in infants. A baby recognizes its parents initially by touch. From the time we’re born our family’s touch shows us that we’re loved and special. The associations of self-worth and tactile sensations from our early years are still imbedded in our nervous system as adults. The cuddles we received from our Mom and Dad while growing up remain imprinted at a cellular level, and hugs remind us at a somatic level of that. Hugs, therefore, connect us to our ability to self love.

7. STIMULATES DOPAMINE
Everything everyone does involves protecting and triggering dopamine flow. Low dopamine levels play a role in the neurodegenerative disease Parkinson’s as well as mood disorders such as depression. Dopamine is responsible for giving us that feel-good feeling, and it’s also responsible for motivation! Hugs stimulate brains to release dopamine, the pleasure hormone. Dopamine sensors are the areas that many stimulating drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine target. The presence of a certain kinds of dopamine receptors are also associated with sensation-seeking.

8. STIMULATES SEROTONIN
Reaching out and hugging releases endorphins and serotonin into the blood vessels and the released endorphins and serotonin cause pleasure and negate pain and sadness and decrease the chances of getting heart problems, helps fight excess weight and prolongs life. Even the cuddling of pets has a soothing effect that reduces the stress levels. Hugging for an extended time lifts one’s serotonin levels, elevating mood and creating happiness.

9. PARASYMPATHETIC BALANCE
Hugs balance out the nervous system. The skin contains a network of tiny, egg-shaped pressure centres called Pacinian corpuscles that can sense touch and which are in contact with the brain through the vagus nerve. The galvanic skin response of someone receiving and giving a hug shows a change in skin conductance. The effect in moisture and electricity in the skin suggests a more balanced state in the nervous system – parasympathetic.

I’ll leave you with the wonderful real life story of Juan Mann, a man whose sole mission was to reach out and hug a stranger put a smile on their face. In this age of social-disconnection most all of us lack that simple human touch from another, the effects of the Free Hugs Campaign are now felt around the globe.

 
Sources:
tinyshift.com
dopamineproject.org
dailymail.co.uk

Colloidal Silver – it’s wonderful!

Antibiotics Made Irrelevant By Colloidal Silver?

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By Richard Sacks

Posted Monday, December 16, 2013 at 10:09am EST

The Problem With Antibiotics

Many stories have been written lately for Natural News and other sites about the pending health disaster of super microbes resulting from the use of antibiotics.  The problem is that antibiotics have been used for many decades to kill pathogenic organisms, but they never quite kill them all.  The toughest ones survive and multiply.  This is seen in an extreme form in a hospital environment, where all kinds of antibiotics and chemical disinfectants are used.  Eventually all that is left are the super bacteria, and like super viruses such as those intentionally created in government laboratories, they are very hard to stop.  In the meantime, the routine use of antibiotics has killed the beneficial microorganisms in many people’s bodies, and these microbes are the main part of our immune system, especially in the digestive tract, so we are left wide open to infection, disease, unable to withstand environmental stresses that would normally not hurt us if we had not lost our natural immunity.  This may be a great business model for allopathic medicine, as it guarantees lots of business from people with no functioning immune systems, but like most of modern health care, it is a disaster for the people it is supposed to serve.

Solutions Available Right Now

The answer to this problem has multiple parts, and they fit together.  First, if we take the time to really study health and learn how to take care of our bodies and keep our immune systems strong, most pathogenic organisms will not affect us, and no health care from the system, other than in cases of accident or similar emergencies, will be needed.  As much as we might not initially want to admit it, everything we eat, drink, breath, think and feel, deeply affects our health, even if the effect is not immediately visible.  If we take responsibility for this, and make our decisions consciously to maintain our own health, we become empowered and much less dependent.

Second, we need to work to replace our current health care system with one that works in accordance with the laws of nature, not with the drug companies and their allies in and out of government, whose objective is to make a huge profit by keeping us sick.  While this unfortunate system still exists, we need to learn to take care of ourselves, not depend on those who are trained to drug us, radiate us, poison us and cut out our organs when the other things don’t work.  That may not be the most ideal system, to say the least, and there are plenty of tools including lifestyle improvements, that we can use by ourselves.

Third, for those cases where a pathogenic organism does pose a threat to our well being, where it attacks us in spite of our healthy lifestyle, we need to use a tool far better than antibiotics, one that does not kill the beneficial microorganisms that we need to stay strong.  One such potential replacement for harmful micro-life killing drugs, including antibiotics, already of proven value, is colloidal silver.

Ancient Alchemists Considered Fools By “Modern Science”

All of the precious metals, particularly gold, silver and those we call members of the platinum group (rubidium, rhodium, palladium, osmium, iridium and platinum) were once considered to possess special properties beneficial in health or spiritual ways.  Alchemists back into antiquity have sought to change base metals into one or more of these, but their goals were not always just the creation of monetary wealth, they also are known to have sought lasting health and long life or immortality.  Our modern “scientific” point of view is that the alchemists were merely superstitious, with baseless beliefs, and that now with modern science for the first time in history, we really understand nature and what is going on around us.  Our scientists and educators learn this arrogance as a central theme in their studies.  I can confirm this, having worked (and still working) with many of them.  Long ago, when I was a child in elementary school, we were taught, by our teachers and with the aid of reel to reel movies from Disney and others, that prior to about 1950, all “knowledge” was really just superstition, but now we had modern science.  As a result, we would send rockets into space and basically master all fields of knowledge.  This mentality has now led to the full development of a system of medicine based on the use of poisons and cutting out important body parts from trusting patients for massive profit and control, nuclear power that is now on the verge of destroying life on Earth, GMO plants that threaten to do the same thing, and jets flying over our heads 24/7 dropping toxic metals and other poisons on us, so that it is now impossible to breathe clean air.  And scientists on TV remind us it is all in our best interests, according to experts that know best.

But there is another breed of scientist that has not quite died out, fortunately for all of us.    They remember that science was not always about memorizing and repeating acceptable points of view.  Once it was about keen observation, pattern recognition, and an open-minded and critical search for understanding, of ourselves and the world around us.  If whole paradigms of understanding and world views fell in the process, it was perfectly acceptable, because the goal was understanding, and the development of tools for life that really did benefit humanity, and did not cause harm.  One of those tools that works is colloidal silver.

Silver As A Tool In “Natural Allopathic Medicine”

Dr. Mark Sircus has written a lot about what he calls “natural allopathic medicine.”  This is the practice of corrective medicine, including emergency medicine, which uses skills and knowledge shared by allopathically trained doctors but tools that minimize or totally avoid harming the patient.  Tools like hot and cold water, far infrared saunas, biomats (you can get these from Dr. Sircus) for a source of healing internal heating, bicarbonate of soda, iodine, magnesium, and among many other such non-drugs, colloidal silver.

Colloidal silver is not hard to understand.  The silver in it is regular pure, elemental silver, like the silver used to make pure silver coins (not all silver coins are pure, some contain other metals as well).  Very tiny amounts are put into suspension in water, and generally the particles are too small to see individually and too small to settle to the bottom of the container, so they stay in solution, which is what “colloidal” means.  Very small amounts of silver particles suspended like this tend to quickly kill pathogenic bacteria and viruses without harming beneficial micro-organisms.  Dr. Rima Laibow of the Natural Solutions Foundation has confirmed my understanding of why this happens, that it is connected to the difference between anaerobic and aerobic conditions that harmful vs. helpful organisms require to thrive.  I cannot personally guarantee for you that this is the exact reason that silver works, but I can tell you from my own experience that I have seen it work numerous times, on myself, on others, and even on animals.

Yes, it is definitely true that pets like cats and dogs, and possibly other creatures (I have not personally tried this on reptiles or birds yet) can also benefit.  Just this past week, silver saved the life of a very small poodle that has been with me for almost 16 years.  She almost never gets sick, because I keep her far away from vets and their drugs and vaccines, and because a few years ago I threw away all “dog food” and put her back on her normal diet as a dog.  When her diet was corrected (to fresh raw organic meat and a few supplemental foods), she quickly got back to an energy level she had not had for many years, and stopped getting sick.  However, dogs pick up various parasites and other organisms from the outside environment, and she apparently picked up one of those that was particularly nasty.  She developed a cough so chronic and severe that eventually she could hardly breathe and was getting exhausted from the coughing.  It seemed clear to me she could die.  As a holistic health investigator/practitioner since the 1960′s, I was not going to subject her to potentially deadly antibiotics, but instead I started giving her very small amounts of colloidal silver in her water, but these very small amounts did nothing visible, and she continued to get worse, so I figured that silver could not help her.  Then one night as I was almost asleep, I heard her coughing very badly without a break, and I could not stand her suffering and had to do something.  I picked up the bottle of colloidal silver I had used to put small amounts in her water, filled the screw-on eyedropper top with undiluted colloidal silver, and put it in her mouth.  She swallowed it without resistance (it just tastes like water).  Within less than a minute her cough stopped.  Even with my prior experience, this was amazing.  Apparently all that was needed was an adequate dose, and I had never before thought of this because people had told me that tiny doses were best.  This belief almost cost my small friend her life, and reminded me yet again, “Question Everything.”  So for the next couple of days’, I gave her a full dropper of the silver a few times a day.  Within two days, her cough, after months of suffering, was 90% gone, and soon after was completely cured.    The colloidal silver I used was just a brand I found at the local natural food store that turned out to be good.  It was 500 PPM (parts per million) concentration, and was dark brown in color.   About a year previously this same silver had gotten rid of a skin cancer on the back of this same dog within about 2 weeks.  You really have to experience these things to know they are possible, as they sound just to amazing to be real.  But experiences like this are why I take the time to write this for you.

Understanding The Government Seal Of Approval

One more thing, remember the U.S. government’s special program to give its “seal of approval” to some of the best natural products you can get.  For example, organic raw milk vendors have been assaulted by swat teams and sometimes arrested and tortured, as was the case in California with James Stewart, the notorious terrorist actually caught in the act of promoting and selling organic raw milk.  If this is not a seal of approval, I don’t know what is.  Similarly, EPA has attempted to regulate colloidal silver as a pesticide, too dangerous for ordinary mortals to handle without their supervision.  For now, public outrage from those who use colloidal silver seems to have backed them off, but it is unknown for how long.  After all, colloidal silver, if it ever became widely known, could pose a real threat to the medical drug dealers that contribute so much to the U.S. economy by selling antibiotics and other killers of pathogens.  If these drug sales were reduced, who knows what economic chaos could ensue, right?  So if you need official endorsement of the real benefits of colloidal silver, it seems to me that you have it right there.  Hardly anyone in the natural movement ever takes a minute to thank their federal servants who work tirelessly to offer them services like these various seal of approval programs, and we ought to be more appreciative.  Just a note of caution, though, just in case government agencies succeed in making colloidal silver totally illegal for you to purchase (for your own good of course), if you want to still have it available, you need to either stock up on it in advance, or get yourself one of the systems to produce it yourself, offered by Silver Lungs and possibly other companies on the internet.  I have seen excellent results with this home-produced product as well.

One other precautionary note, is that if you take large doses of colloidal silver all the time, you may eventually succeed in turning your skin blue or gray from the buildup of silver.  Most users agree that silver is a tool to use when you need it, not as a daily supplement, and this is the main reason.  The condition of this coloring has been called permanent, but Mercola and others do not agree, and directions have been offered to reverse it and get rid of the blue-gray color (called “argyria”).  One of many online suggestions on how to do this can be seen at http://www.indiadivine.org/content/topic/1840379-argyria-cured-curing-the-blue-skin-from-colloidal-silver-normal-liver-spots/.  I have not tried any of these, as I have never turned my skin gray by overusing silver.  Just be reasonable and only use colloidal silver when needed so it has no chance to build up in your system to this extent.

Colloidal Silver In Context Of Total Health

I would certainly have colloidal silver in my home medicine arsenal, and you may want to learn as much about it as you can.  It is not a panacea for health, just a great tool that makes it easier to avoid using some others that are dangerous and don’t work nearly as well.

To put tools like silver in context, remember that it is primarily your every day lifestyle that will determine your state of health.  When you first start becoming aware of this, and gradually realize that your body is an extremely sensitive, conscious instrument, and everything you put on it or in it affects its well being in a positive or negative manner, you may feel disheartened that learning to really take care of yourself is such a job, with the world as it is today.  My suggestion is, instead of resenting it, take it as an exciting and educational challenge.  Become enthusiastic about learning.  You have great power to repair and maintain your own health even in this poisoned world being run by those who seem determined to destroy it, and us as well.  You can learn anything you want to know.  Your body is designed to be fully self-healing, and it has amazing powers that most of us never imagine, and instead we run to drugs that in the long run make us a lot sicker and can lead to serious disease (read the so-called “side effects,” which are really just more of the main effects you’re not supposed to think about).  Try changing your reason for eating.  This can totally transform your health.  Instead of choosing your foods and drinks, your times to eat and the amounts you consume according to taste, try making these choices only based on what your body will most benefit from, what it actually needs, when and how much.  Then enjoy those things you choose AFTER you make the choices for the new reasons.  If you become a keen observer of what your body tells you, learn to differentiate completely between learned cravings and deep nutritional needs (and your body will tell you these things if you learn to listen), you can really transform your life.

Thoughts And Emotions Are Also Part Of Your Diet

Choose not only your food and drink, but also your thoughts and emotions the same way.  I am challenging you to monitor the thoughts and emotions you carry around all day, and realize they are VOLUNTARY, and you can change them at will.  The secret there is this: if a certain thing happens around you, in your life, you are not required to have a pre-set mental and emotional reaction to it.  Learn what this means.  It is not the thing outside of you, the event, even the other person, that is really the source of stress.  It is always our reaction to it that hurts us and hurts our health.  We have forgotten, this is a voluntary choice.  We can re-learn this, and eliminate most stress, even if we still have to deal with the same circumstances and people.  It is a totally amazing discovery and it holds the key to eliminate the source of many health problems that come from emotional distress.

So get inspired.  You have the ability to radically improve your own health, just based on your choices every day.  Start making them conscious, and be brave enough to question them all.  Those being made for the right reasons can be left alone.  The others hold secret keys for you to change your life in amazing ways.  And when you are considering what tools to have on hand to deal with infections when and if they occur, learn about what silver has to offer.  Real medicines with powerful benefits and no toxic or negative effects are worth considering.  Combine the knowledge of these tools with deep learning about how to detoxify years of built up poisons in your cells before they cause more disease, and how to raise your nutrition to the next level, and you will find many of your old ideas of what limits you have disappeared, leaving you face to face with a new life.

Richard Sacks

holisticexplorer@yahoo.com