Milk, a substance that all mammals drink to grow and increase their health. Let’s think about this. For most of our human lives we don’t sit around drinking a nice cold glass of breast milk, we drink cow’s milk. Cow’s milk was designed to help an animal grow to 600 pounds in about 15 months. In the animal kingdom, all species do not drink the milk of another species, but it seems only humans do this, but is it safe? No it’s not. I’m cover the chemicals in milk such as antibiotics or hormones to show you that cow’s milk isn’t really all that healthy for us.
Here is some interesting information from Dr. Sunny Kierstyn at the Fibromyalgia Care Center of Oregon.
Today in America, dairy products contain residues of anything the cow consumes and/or is given as a health aid. Consequently, people who consume dairy products ingest residuals of these ingredients. Many are not good for the human system, provoking a myriad of diseases.
As of 2001, the contents of each glass of milk or each bite of dairy is:
59 hormones – half of which are designed to grow and maintain a 600 lb animal.
52 antibiotics – one of which is considered to be lethal to the human and has been found during autopsy of small children.
Pesticides and herbicides – remember dioxin, the most lethal herbicide on the planet? A recent study found that Ben & Jerry’s ice cream contained 22 times the safe level of dioxin… given off by the cow from the grasses it eats.
Bacteria & viruses – many DO survive pasteurization. For example, the bacterium causing Crohn’s disease – mycobacterium paratuberculosis – survives pasteurization and is the only known cause of this disease. Another instance is that ‘out of nowhere. Sore throat that you wake up with every so often can usually be traced back to dairy consumption.
Blood, pus, feces – yes, blood, PUS, and feces! Think about it for a moment (not to get gross here) a cow in 1975, provided 4 quarts of milk/day; in 2006, they provide 25 (!!) quarts/day. With that increase amount of milking, the skin of their udders break down and develop sores that then – due to continued usage – become infected. The residue from that inflammation cannot be separated from the flow of milk. The FDA oversees the issue with a regulation that states: “as long as there is no more than 750,000 pus cells/cc (a cc is 1/3 of a teaspoon), the milk can be sold.” The language used in the regulation is ’somatic cells’ which means pus.
Incidental environmental pollutants such as strontium-90 from radioactive fallout and other organophosphates.
One of things I hear from so many people is they have joint pain. In many cases they drink milk every day and this is a leading cause of inflammation, not just in your joints, but in your arteries as well. When people stop drinking milk, they soon find their joint health improve. They will have less pain and stiffness and may find their cholesterol levels go down.
The best natural alternatives for cow’s milk is almond milk, coconut milk, rice milk and even oat milk. You can use them the same as cow’s milk, so enjoy and THINK NATURAL!
When you hear the line, “I only have eyes for you”. Does it mean they are saying it with their heart or their hormones? The hormone in question is Oxytocin. Oxytocin -- a hormone released by the pituitary gland (notably during both orgasm and childbirth) -- is known to affect our behavior. It promotes bonding. Know those cute little prairie dogs that just seem to have love in their eyes all the time? Well, truth be told they have the highest levels of Oxytocin of any mammal. If humans had high levels of this hormone it could end the high rate of divorce based on adultery.
Let’s look how Oxytocin actually works. The hormone Oxytocin is probably best known for its role in childbirth and breastfeeding, although research has established that the Oxytocin drug can help forge deep connections with our partners, our children, our friends and even our pets.
In childbirth, Oxytocin plays a vital role in triggering and regulating uterine contractions. If the contractions aren’t substantial enough, in a lot of cases Oxytocin is administered to help stimulate these contractions. Not only does this have a physical effect, but Oxytocin is a known as a ‘bonding hormone’ – ensuring that the mother starts to care for her young the moment after giving birth. The emotional and maternal reaction is heightened by the hormone, and the effects establish a bond between mother and baby.
Oxytocin featured in breast feeding. By helping the mother to relax, it allows milk to flow to feed her baby. Through this, scientists and doctors started to take note, as the relaxing and wellbeing effects became apparent.
Research also revealed that Oxytocin plays a huge role in the non-procreative aspects of sex. Both women and men release the Oxytocin hormone during lovemaking – and not only during orgasm. It also appears to be responsible for causing orgasms in the first place (and it doesn’t hurt to add the amino acid Histidine to the mix to create more histamine to make more powerful orgasms).
Let’s talk sex. Yeah that made you sit up in your chair, but seriously LET’S TALK SEX! Oxytocin encourages a mild desire to be kissed and cuddled by your lover. In fact being touched anywhere on the body leads to a rise in Oxytocin levels. This causes a chain reaction within the body, including the release of endorphins and testosterone, which results in both biological and psychological arousal. And you thought testosterone was the main hormone for love and sex. When testosterone is high, it’s not in the mood for love, but sexual desire. Now you know that the hormone Oxytocin is responsible for ‘getting in the mood’ to get it on.
Want to know why when your lover kisses your earlobes or neck you start to get those ‘feelings’ waking up in your body? Erogenous zones including earlobes, neck and genitals become sensitized to the effect of the hormone, and the body and mind become receptive and proactive in sexual activity. It not only arouses blood and the senses, but also promotes a bond of intimacy and closeness. The cycle continues to fire these pleasure giving endorphins and hormones and we naturally produce more Oxytocin and feel more pleasure as a reward.
By stimulating genital areas and causing the nerves to fire spontaneously, orgasm is reached far easier and more powerfully. In orgasm, male Oxytocin levels climb five times higher, while women need higher levels if they are to reach orgasm. And during peak sexual arousal, the Oxytocin levels become very high indeed. At this point multiple orgasms can occur, but don’t be discouraged if you are ‘one and done’.
Foods that can increase Oxytocin naturally are turkey, cottage cheese, nuts, fish, chicken, cheese and eggs are some of the foods that enhance oxytocin level in the body. Oxytocin is the hormone that helps unwind and diminish blood pressure and cortisol levels. My favorite is to eat dark chocolate. Nobody gives someone cottage cheese on Valentine’s Day or their anniversary.
There you have it. The ‘Love’ hormone Oxytocin increases bonding and can actually put the ‘love’ back into lovemaking, like it should be.
Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceum), or yamabushitake, is an extraordinary mushroom for maintaining brain health and improving cognitive functions. It’s not surprising that a mushroom would surpass plants in this respect. Mushrooms differ from plants in that they develop at night. Because they contain no chlorophyll, they cannot manufacture food energy from the sun. Instead of calories from solar energy, they are said to provide lunar energy, which is believed to nourish the brain with intuition and imagination.
Lion’s Mane is one of the edible mushrooms widely distributed in Japan and China. Its name comes from its beautiful white icicle-like spines. One variety of the mushroom is marketed as a remedy for gastric and duodenal ulcers and chronic gastritis. In traditional Chinese medicine, Lion’s Mane is used to promote strength, vigor and good digestion and for prevention of gastrointestinal cancer. Its beta glucan composition is very similar to some of the most potent anti-cancer mushrooms such as Agaricus blazei. Also, a hot-water extract made from Lion’s Mane is considered a health tonic and sports beverage. In clinical trials with aged disabled patients, Lion’s Mane treatment healed methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ((MRSA) infections. (MRSA is a pathogen prevalent in hospital settings.) Scientific studies performed in Asia confirm traditional use of Lion’s Mane as a cardiovascular, respiratory and nervous system tonic. In particular, Japanese studies show that Lion’s Mane is able to regenerate neurons by stimulating production of Nerve Growth Factor. For more information about Lion's Mane, call 800-620-9975 and order Dr. Bond's The Power of the Lion's Mane Mushroom booklet for $5.00.
Here are a list of nutrients that have been found to be beneficial for those with MS.
Lion’s Mane (Amyloban 3399)
This Chinese herb contains properties that improve the production of Nerve Growth Factor which has shown to improve the regeneration of nerve cells. It is the only herb known to create NGF. Lion’s Mane is helpful in reducing the progression of nerve deterioration and helps to improve the healing of the damaged or degenerative nerve and brain tissue.
· Lion’s Mane contains Hericenones and Amyloban
· Improves the creation of NGF
· Improves reflexes
· Regenerates the nervous system and may help with pain
· Aequorin is derived from a specific species of jellyfish.
· Aequorin prevents 50-55% brain cell death by regulating the function of calcium in the nervous system.
· Aequorin is a calcium binding protein with prevents too much calcium from injuring brain cells.
· Too much calcium into the cell, kills it.
Contains choline, which is needed to help repair the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerve.
Dibencozide (Co-Enzyme B12)
· Both multiple sclerosis and vitamin B12 deficiency may result in the demyelination of nerve sheaths.
· Symptoms common to both a deficiency of B12 and multiple sclerosis include visual loss, abnormal sensory responses, and abnormal reflexes.
· There are two key differences between a B12 deficiency and multiple sclerosis, however.
· First of all, a severe B12 deficiency may lead to a disruption of myelin synthesis, while multiple sclerosis results in the breakdown of myelin.
· Second, a vitamin B12 deficiency is easily remedied with vitamin supplements, which is why this deficiency must be ruled out in making a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis.
· There may be a problem with vitamin B12 binding or transport associated with multiple sclerosis.
· At the very least, vitamin B12 is important for building and strengthening myelin, and any B12 deficiency may aggravate multiple sclerosis or impede recovery.
· This amino acid is a precursor of glycine synthesis in the spinal cord and essential to maintaining a healthy central nervous system.
· It helps to reduce spasticity and improve mobility, particularly of the lower limbs. In a study conducted by Dr. Stephen Hauser at Massachusetts General Hospital, MS patients treated with threonine showed improvement.
· Best of all, these patients did not suffer the side effects experienced by those who took anti-spasticity drugs, which may cause increased motor weakness and sedation.
· This is an extract of bovine myelin sheath and is a rich source of myelin protective proteins. Use of this product may benefit those with myelin diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig's Disease).
Diet Suggestions Eat a low-fat diet. This means to remove the “bad” fat from the diet. Fried foods, margarine and the like. Increase the good fats, flax oil and olive oil.
· Decrease your saturated fat intake to no more than 5-10 grams per day by opting for vegetarian protein from beans, grains, and vegetables.
· Avoid current fad diets and focus on your individual health profile.
· Eat a variety of foods, with emphasis on dark-colored fruits and vegetables such as blueberries, cantaloupe, broccoli, kale, tomatoes, and sweet potatoes.
· Eat whole, unrefined, nutrient-dense carbohydrates such as whole grain bread, cereals, pasta, brown rice, oats, barley, etc.
· Eat organic vegetables, meats, or poultry to avoid exposure to excessive hormones and pesticides.
· Limit your fat intake to a maximum of 25% of your total daily calories.
· Limit saturated fats, such as butter and fats found in milk and meat, to no more than 5% of your fat intake.
· Emphasize monosaturated fats (flax oil, fish oil) to constitute the remaining 20% of your fat intake.
· Limit red meats to no more than 4 ounces two times per week.
· Emphasize fish, fowl, and low-fat yogurt as protein sources.
· Explore vegetarian sources of protein, including wheat gluten, and grain and bean dishes.
· Limit cholesterol to less than 300mg daily.
· Avoid sugar and sweets. Avoid Nutrasweet and Equal as these damage the myelin sheath. Avoid Splenda, as it damages the immune system.
· Do not be fooled by the new “low-fat” desserts, as they are usually loaded with sugar.
· Avoid packaged, processed foods that may contain undesirable nutritional constituents such as hydrogenated fats, preservatives, or high amounts of saturated fat or sugar. Avoid all artificial sweeteners and preservatives, as theses are neurotoxins and will slow down or damage his recovery.
Well, it's been too long since I've posted a new article or made some blog comments. It's just been a busy summer and now we are coming into the Fall season.
On my show THINK NATURAL we are filming more new episodes on a variety of health topics, One of the most exciting developments is having Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham on the show for a series of particular herbs that will help improve your overall health. Chris is one of the most world renowned herbalist who actually visits tribes and trapes thorugh the jungle to learn about natural healing herbs that we will be able to use ourselves. He is an amazing and wonderfully caring individual. So be on the look out for the interviews between the Medicine Hunter and myself.
We are also adding a new TV station KBEH in Los Angeles so for those of you who desire to watch us and you live in the areas from Santa Barbara, CA to Los Angeles to San Diego, THINK NATURAL will be available on all cable, satellite and over-the-air at 9am PST Monday-Friday.
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Blue vervain (also known as verbena) is an attractive perennial plant, with lavender-blue flowers, belonging to the mint family.
Blue vervain is regarded as the "herb of the cross" because it is said to have been used by Jesus to stop the bleeding from his wounds on Calvary. The ancient Romans used this "sacred" herb to sanitize temples and their homes. It is also said that the medieval witches used it as a love potion. If someone was to wash their hands in blue vervain, anyone they touched would fall in love with them.
Blue vervain is used to treat colds, coughs, and fever by expelling mucus from the lungs and by cooling the body through sweating. Between the sweating and the diuretic effect it has, it makes a wonderful herbal remedy in removing toxins from the body.
• It is used to increase contractions during labor and increase a mother's milk flow for breastfeeding. It is said to induce menstruation, help regulate menses, treat painful cramps, relieve premenstrual symptoms, and increase libido..
• It contains large amounts of tannins and can be used as a mouthwash to treat mouth ulcers and bleeding gums. In ancient times, people would chew on the root of blue vervain to strengthen their teeth and gums.
• It is said to treat diarrhea, heal peptic ulcers, and expel worms. It is also used to maintain liver health, cure gallstones and kidney stones, relieve arthritis pain, and treat headaches and migraines.
• Blue vervain can also increase energy levels and alleviate tension and irritability. It is used to treat depression, calm nerves, soothe anxiety, and promote sleep.
- Ward W. Bond, PhD
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Lobelia inflata is an herb that is used to treat asthma, allergies, whooping cough, congestion, and bronchitis. In the past, it was also useful for tobacco withdrawal as an herbal remedy to quit smoking. It is found in the southeastern part of Canada from Nova Scotia to Southeast Ontario and British Columbia. It is also present in the eastern half of the United States (excluding the state of Florida).
Lobelia is a fragile flower described as light bluish to violet in color with a touch of yellow that can grow to a height of about three feet. It is a very popular garden plant that also has pale green or yellowish leaves. It is categorized as an annual or biennial plant meaning that it reseeds every year or two. The stem is smooth towards the top and hairy and rough towards its bottom. The flowers are asymmetrical and bisexual. The main parts used of the Lobelia plant are the flowering parts and the seeds. The seeds are the most potent because they contain lobeline, a piperidine alkaloid.
Named after Matthias de Lobel, a 17th century botanist, Lobelia is known as Indian Tobacco because it contains lobeline. Lobeline is believed to have a chemical make up similar to nicotine and was therefore used as an alternative to tobacco. In the 19th century, Lobelia was also used as a medicinal herb to induce vomiting, thus removing harmful poisons from the body.
Lobelia is a wonderful herb for those who desire to stop smoking. Because it contains lobeline, a property that can mimic nicotine, it will help to reduce cravings to nicotine. Lobelia isn't just about reducing the craving for nicotine, but has the added benefit of calming the nerves while trying to quit and who can forget it's amazing power to help one breathe more effectively while removing congestion from the lungs!
Nails can be very useful in diagnosing illness and evaluating health. Here are some nail signs and the problems possibly causing them. These are only possibilities, and these are not all inclusive. Some people have never had moons on their nails, but you should check for a problem when you have had them and they have disappeared.
- No half moons or ridged nails: Vitamin A deficiency, kidney disorder, protein deficiency
- Splitting, brittle or peeling nails: Vitamin A and D deficiency, poor circulation, thyroid problems, hydrochloric acid deficiency, iron deficiency, calcium deficiency, protein deficiency
- Nails curve up: iron or zinc deficiency, thryoid problems
- Nails curve down past fingertips: heart and liver disorders, respiratory problems, Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Dark, spoon shaped nails: anemia, Vitamin B-12 deficiency
- Flat nails: iron or protein deficiency, Vitamin B-12 deficiency, Psoriasis, Diabetes
- Wide, square nails: hormonal imbalance
- Thick nails: poor circulation, thyroid disease
- Pitted, fraying, split nails: Vitamin C and protein deficiency
- Poor nail growth: zinc
- Frequent hangnails: Vitamin C deficiency
- White spots: zinc, thyroid or hydrochloric acid deficiency
- White bands on nails: zinc or protein deficiency, heart disease, liver problems, kidney problems
- White nails with pink tips: cirrhosis of the liver
- Too pale nails: liver malfunction, poor circulation, kidney problems, anemia, mineral deficiency, excess copper
- Discolored nails: Vitamin B-12 deficiency, kidney or liver problems
- Yellow nails: Vitamin E deficiency, poor circulation, lymph congestion, liver problems, respiratory problems, diabetes, fungal infection, too much polish
- Green nails: bacterial nail infection
- Blue nails: lung and heart problems, circulatory problems, drug reactions, blood toxicity from too much silver or copper
- Blue moons: rheumatoid arthritis
- Black bands on nails: low adrenal function, chemotherapy or radiation reaction
- Brown nails: renal failure
- Half brown and half white nails: renal failure
- Brown or black streak from the base of the nail to the tip: Melanoma
- Dark nail tips: Vitamin B-12 deficiency
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So you’re taking Synthroid or some other synthetic thyroid medicine. So how are you feeling? Did you get your energy back? Did you lose that unwanted weight? Did your cold hands and feet finally warm up? Did your hair grow back? Did your skin stop being dry? Again, how are you feeling now?
I bet no difference and you still go back to the doctor to tell him the same things over and over again. Want to know why you aren’t feeling better and why you are still stuck in that my-thyroid-still-isn’t-working-rut? I-O-D-I-N-E! That’s right, IODINE!
Let me explain. Synthetic thyroid medication such as Synthroid or Levoxyl and others may give you the thyroid hormone T4, but what it’s really doing is slowly putting your thyroid to asleep by pushing all the iodine out of your thyroid. When the iodine is pushed aside and left on the doorstep like an unwanted child, the thyroid gland itself becomes lazy. That’s right it becomes slow and now your body is on medication for life! Iodine is needed to improve thyroid function by producing up to 94% inactive T4 and up to 7% active T3. The inactive T4 is then converted to the much more potent T3 in your liver. But guess what? Most people can’t convert the inactive T4 from the thyroid or even the synthetic T4 from the medication to T3 because they simply lack the nutrients for the conversion, again which happens in the liver.
How many of you have thyroid nodules? Want to know what causes them? Low iodine levels and higher levels of bromine (found in bread), fluoride and chloride. Again, your thyroid medication will not get rid of the nodules. You have to have iodine to effectively get rid of them.
Ladies, are you having hormonal problems? Estrogen and progesterone are out of whack and you head back to the doctor and add hormonal replacement therapy to your synthetic thyroid medication. Estrogen slows down thyroid function and progesterone improves it. Estrogen is given to cattle to fatten them up, so I’ll stop there. You get the picture. Iodine is needed to have healthy hormone levels and that goes for men too. Ladies, are you dealing with fibrocystic breasts and ovaries? Guess what? Move a little closer…it’s a LACK of IODINE! A lack of iodine can even lead to swollen ovaries and lead to miscarriages and stillborn births. Are you getting the picture here? Is it getting clearer? Iodine is a mineral of life. Without it your body will not do what it’s supposed to do.
One iodine supplement I recommend is one called Iodine Complete from Nutritional Living. It contains three forms of iodine to help your body improve its thyroid function and hormonal health naturally.
Now that you know the truth, it’s time to get your energy back. Time to get your unwanted weight off and warm up those cold hands and feet. Time to get your hair to grow back and have your skin return to its healthy appearance. Add iodine daily and your thyroid will love you, so will your hormones.
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