Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Does Moringa 'cure" AIDS, HIV and Cancer? Learn the Truth

I was going over some competitor ads the other day and came across several from Thailand.  They make health claims about Moringa including that is cures HIV. They also state if you have HIV and are pregnant, take Moringa, and your baby won't be born with the disease. Folks, you really need to be careful of hype. They take a little information and hype it up.  So here is the accurate and truthful answer on the subject.

Explaining AIDS and HIV:  
This is a direct quote below from Web MD,"

AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) isn't a disease in itself; rather, AIDS is a condition that develops when a person's body has been weakened by HIV (the human immunodeficiency virus). HIV is found in blood and sexual fluids and spreads mainly through unprotected sexual contact and the sharing of hypodermic needles and equipment.

When a person becomes infected with HIV, it damages his or her immune system, leading to immunodeficiency: The immune system can no longer fight off common germs and pathogens, so a person infected with HIV becomes ill from diseases that don't usually affect someone without HIV.

It can take HIV many years to damage the immune system enough to make the person vulnerable to these diseases, called opportunistic infections. These infections, including Kaposi's sarcoma, a form of skin cancer, take the opportunity to invade because they don't encounter resistance. When doctors see someone with one of these diseases, they know that HIV is probably responsible, and the person may be diagnosed with AIDS.

As HIV slowly invades a specific immune cell -- the CD4 T-cell -- HIV uses the immune cell's genetic material to reproduce itself and then kills the CD4 T-cell.

An HIV-infected person may not have any symptoms of disease during this time -- called the asymptomatic period. This can last 10 years or more for some people. During this time, the person's CD4 T-cell count is watched closely to guide treatment. The goal is to keep an infected person from advancing to AIDS. Once the CD4 T-cell count goes below 200, a person is diagnosed with AIDS. "

The explanation above is important so you can understand the role of Moringa in AIDS and HIV treatment.

70% of HIV patients live in the area of sub-Saharan Africa. This is an area where malnutrition is a rampant in the general population. It has destroyed a whole generation in some areas.  Thousands of children are orphans with their parents dead from the disease. Many are infected them selves.  The ARV drugs are too expensive for the poor, so only the rich have access to these drugs. The patient is brought in malnourished and weak, with hardly enough strength to walk or feed them selves. They are also suffering from infections that rack their wasted bodies. Their immune system is almost non-existent. So when you state that Moringa cures HIV, it is a impressive statement that really sells product.

Why are people starving in Africa? There have been extensive droughts in large areas of the country. There is a dry season where very little green vegetation is available. The people are extremely poor. Most people are suffering from insufficient protein, iron, Vitamin A, and Calcium just to name the most important ones. The world health organization imports biscuits enriched with with vitamins or Vitamin A tablets. Moringa trees do grow in some of those areas but many people there are unaware of the plants nutritional value.  They are starving to death because of a lack of knowledge concerning their own natural resources. 

So what is the truth? Is it true, is it a lie, or a embellished truth that Moringa Cures HIV?

Fact #1  Moringa is used in Ayurvedic medicine to prevent over 300 diseases.  Prevent not cure. Many diseases stem from poor quality food or poor diet choices. The exceptional nutrition in Moringa leaves, pods, and flowers help to boost nutrition in these areas.  This boost in nutrition also boosts immune function. Any imbalance or disease brought on by starvation or poor nutrition, would be helped by taking Moringa. This has been proved in a number of projects in those areas. Mothers and babies given Moringa gain weight and health. Their milk production increases and with better quality. Moringa has been shown to overcome 'failure to thrive' babies.

Fact #2  There are several HIV hospitals in Africa who began giving their HIV patients Moringa. These HIV patients were brought in on stretchers, too weak to walk or feed themselves. They were close to death. They were ravished with disease and sickly thin.  As an experiment, they gave these patients Moringa is a gruel or mush.

After a few weeks, they found the Moringa nourished these sick patients. They gained weight and strength. Many got well enough to help others in the clinic as they were brought in by family. This has been reported in a number of HIV hospitals. So Moringa is extremely valuable in any cancer or wasting disease patient.  Often patients either have trouble eating because of the cancer or disease or because of the treatment. Chemotherapy gives many patients nausea. They violently throw up. They lose weight and suffer nutritionally. Elderly patients often get to a point they are fed liquid food. They lose the ability to chew or swollow effectively. They lose their appetite. It is hard to get them proper nutrition. Moringa will help patients who have these problems. You can put the Moringa powder in applesauce, pudding, green drink, or in a mush. 

Fact #3 There are projects in these countries to not only plant groves of Moringa trees where they don't exist now but to show people how to use the leaves. They are being educated about the tree that is already growing in their area. Moringa trees are well suited to the arid climate of Africa. It is resistant to drought. It will grow in sandy soil and direct sunlight. It does not freeze there. To grow Moringa year around, you have to have a climate where it does not freeze.

Fact #4  There are some small research studies that show in the lab that Moringa reduces tumor and cancer growth. There have been some studies on Mice as well.  There have been many reports of people using Moringa for cancer with success.  I would say that its ability to boost immune function is one of the reasons why. Its ability to boost nutrition and improve overall health is another reason.  Many foods have been shown to also have healing benefits as well.  Moringa is one of them.  Hippocrates is famous for his quote, "Let food be your medicine."  You will find many references to that in the bible as well. Garlic is an example. it is a food and potent medicine against bacteria, strep, staph, and E-Coli.  It is an amazing plant.

How could Moringa cure HIV or Cancer?  In a few cases, it has been shown that  the patients immune system overcomes the disease. They have been declared HIV free months or years later after initial positive testing.  Some children born to HIV infected mothers, do not come down with the disease.

If you worked on the immune system in the early stage of the disease, when it is first diagnosed, you might have success with stopping the disease.  There are many people now who live years with HIV. In this country it is well managed with a cocktail of drugs. Some here consider it a chronic disease. It impacts all nations significantly with the cost of treatment over a life time.  If Moringa affected the patient's immune system so powerfully, it is possible to overcome the HIV disease progression. This means that your immune function overcame the disease.  It was not Moringa that cured the disease, but its impact on the immune function and health of the cells.

So the effect of Moringa with its exceptional nutrition on the immune system and workings of every cell and organ is the miracle. Your body was designed by God to overcome disease and illness. There are thousands of immune tools in your body that fight to keep you healthy. Stress, anger, grief, sadness, depression, alcohol, sugar, processed foods, caffeine, junk foods, smoking, obesity are  all factors that destroy health and immune function.  You need to lower the negative factors to boost immune function.  Moringa is one of the ways to raise immune function and health.  I would encourage any patient with HIV or cancer to add Moringa to their program. I do believe it would help them in their fight to overcome the disease.


Check out the references below on the projects using Moringa.

God bless you all.
Kate Freer, the herbladyisin


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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hip Dysplasia In Dogs- Give Him A New Lease On Life

Tonight's blog is about our dog, Jack, who suffers from hip dysplasia.  Hip dysplasia is a genetic dog disease caused from over breeding. The dogs hind end basically loses its ability to keep them walking. They become so bad, they cannot walk without severe pain. They become unable to walk or move their legs and hind quarters. It is a heartbreaking disease of the bones and muscles. Below is the book explanation:

"Hip dysplasia is associated with abnormal joint structure and a laxity of the muscles, connective tissue, and ligaments that would normally support the joint. As joint laxity develops, the articular surfaces of the two bones lose contact with each other. This separation of the two bones within the joint is called a subluxation, and this causes a drastic change in the size and shape of the articular surfaces. Most dysplastic dogs are born with normal hips but due to their genetic make-up (and possibly other factors) the soft tissues that surround the joint develop abnormally causing the subluxation. It is this subluxation and the remodeling of the hip that leads to the symptoms we associate with this disease. Hip dysplasia may or may not be bilateral; affecting both the right and/or left hip."

This blog is also about the homeopathic formulation that keeps him running and away from deaths door. It is about miracles.

We have two save dogs, Pringles which is a Laso and Jack who is a mixed Australian Shepherd. We adopted him from an abusive family some five years ago.  Jack was not as active as most dogs of his kind and having had the breed before, I knew he had hip problems before we took him. The first week after we brought him home, I started him on a regimen of Vitamin C, Omega 3 fatty acids, and glucosimine.  He improved over some weeks and got well enough to take on long walks.  We kept him on this regimen until two years later when he began to get worse suddenly. Two days later, we woke up to a dog who could not move his rear end. He could not support his legs. He could not control his bowels. He is 80 pounds so we gently slid him on a rug to try and get him outside. He cried when we touched him. We called the vet who had seen him for ear infections. He told us to bring him in to have him put down, there was no hope. The medicine that he could give him would not work at this stage and could ruin his kidney. He had no options other than putting him to sleep. Because of his size, we would be charged $200 to put him down.  I prayed about it, then began researching the internet for a solution. If it was going to cost that much to put him down, we might as well try to find something to save him. I don't believe in hopeless.

I researched the internet for a day, finally finding a product with rave reviews called Arthro-ionx. I read pages of reviews from owners with glowing reviews. Most dogs were not as bad as Jack was at the time. It was expensive stuff, homeopathic, and a chance to save him. I express mailed it to get it there faster. It was horrible those two days, waiting for the formula. We put him on the porch where we could hose it off. We carried him on a rug out to the grass. He would cry in pain when we moved him. I prayed.  He was down for the count without a miracle. Our room-mate at the time, accused us of being mean...just put him to sleep. I just felt we could save him. When you feel gut wise that you are right, ignore those around you including your friends, family, and the vet and do it.

Two days later we got the formulation. I gave him a triple dose as this was an emergency.  I gave him another tripple dose three times that day. We went to bed that night and prayed. The next morning, we called Pringles to go out and Jack began to bark. He wanted out too. He pulled his back side up with great effort. Watching him, we held our breathe. Tears flowed as we saw how hard he was trying. To our amazement, he was up on all fours. He began to take first steps. The legs were extremely weak, unstable, shaky, but he was able to walk several  fumbling steps to pee outside. We gave him tripple doses again all day. He was able to get out unsteadily twice, a few steps. We were so happy but would it last.

All that week we gave him triple doses of the formula. By the weeks end, he could walk slowly but with more strength out the door. He once again had control of his bowels. Each week following that he got stronger and could walk better. After three weeks, he could walk fast or run a few feet.  He continued to improve to where he could go at a slow run.  He was happy and eating.

For the first year, we gave him normal doses every day. If we did not, he would slow down. Then after two years, we gave him doses three times a week. He runs, plays, and has a good quality of life. He will need this formula for the rest of his life. It does not cure the disease, but somehow keeps it from taking over his life.  To us it is worth the expense. It is much less money than shots, visits to the vet, and drugs that would destroy his liver and kidneys. He is a real miracle dog. Everyone said to give up and have him put down. We were told he could never have any kind of quality of life but he does.

I am listing the site so you can visit it and read the reviews of other dog owners. I make no money when you visit the site. I just feel that you ought to know something that could save your dog from being put to sleep. If you do, let the readers know if it worked for you, the dose, and your story. They have other formulations for other animals including skin formulations. I only have experience with the one. I mix Jacks medicine in a raw egg which he likes. It is a clear liquid that you can put into water as well.

Moringa is also mixed into his food to give him added nutrition. He has compromised health so that is important.

God bless you all. I hope this blog saves some dog lives and the pain of having to put them down.
Kate Freer, the herbladyisin

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From Prescription Drugs to Herbs: The Steps

I have had several people ask how they can get off the prescription drugs and began using herbs. It is important to read this article carefully before you take steps.  Patience is the first step.

#1:  Do not stop your medication cold turkey under any circumstances. If you are taking heart medicine, this could bring on an attack. If it is blood pressure medicine, your blood pressure could sky rocket. It if is an antidepressant, you may increase severe mental symptoms that could impact your job, your family, and your life. You must do it in  the correct way or Don't do it at all.

So What is the correct way to discontinue your prescription meds? 

Ask your personal doctor to help you first. Tell him you are going to do this with his help, or without, so you would prefer his help. He may tell you not to do it, that it is dangerous, that it won't do any good or just refuse to help you.  He may help you reluctantly. If he will not help you, seek a holistic doctor in the area to supervise your goal of stopping your  medications.  There are important reasons to be supervised.  When you take herbs to lower blood pressure, you will need less medication.  You need to make sure you are taking the right herb for the problem and a large enough dosage to work.  It may take several days or weeks to get the right dosage to achieve the effects you are seeking. Moringa or any herb can take from days to months to improve your health such as blood pressure regulation. You did not get this condition in days and your body will not get well by magic. It takes time. That is when patience is needed. Most people want to be well yesterday.  If it does not happen that way, they throw in the towel and give up. This is NOT Magic!

Herbs and medications do have interactions which can cause problems.  If you are taking blood thinning drugs, and you take herbs too, you may have a severe bleeding problem if you cut yourself.  When you take anti-depression medication, you could see the return of severe symptoms resulting from drug withdrawal such as inability to sleep, abnormal thoughts and thought patterns, and any number of abnormal behavior problems.  That is why you should do this under supervision.  The medicine should be lowered over a few days or weeks.  Your response to that lowered medicine should be monitored. Then herbs are added in gradually, to take the place of the medicine. The dose of the herbs may have to increased or lowered depending on your response to the program. You may have to change herbs or the combination of herbs during the program to achieve the correct effects.  Every person is different in their response to an herbal program. Some people can see results with less herbs and some need more than the average.

Some factors that influence herbal programs and their success: 

Your age, sex, overall health, and mental attitude.  Your weight and lifestyle factors such as drinking, smoking, exercise, diet, and what you do for a living affect your ability to get well.

How stressed out are you?  Stress makes everything more difficult. The more stressed out you are, the harder it is to achieve health. You need to adopt a program to reduce your stress level along with other negative lifestyle factors. Stress makes it harder to quit negative habits and harder to stay on a healthy program.  Stress wipes out your adrenal function, your endocrine system, your hormone system, and your nutrients.

Your genetics is important. If everyone in your family died of a heart attack by 50, you need to really be serious about the program.  I knew a family that had that genetics. The man coming to that age was terrified he would die soon.  He refused to have a relationship, he knew he was going to die. He did not and lived some 20 years later. Most of his life he put on hold because he was convinced of that death. His quality of life was influenced by his focus on early death.

Bad genetics does not always mean you will get the disease, even though the risks are significantly increased. The focus on death, does not help  your mental or physical health and can set the stage for your falling ill to that disease. It is like when you have a bad morning. You can either say to yourself, the rest of the day is going to be fine or you can say this is going to be an awful day. If you say the rest of your day is going to awful, it probably will be. The best thing you can do when your day starts out with problems, is to take a deep breath and start over.  This morning is a good example. Our little dog ate something last night, had several accidents on the light colored rug, and had yuk of his bottom.  He did not smell great.  I put him outside, cleaned the carpet, then did the chores to get my husband off to work. Then I tackled his bottom.  After all of that, the rest of the day has been just fine.  I did not let it influence my whole day, You must not let ill events if possible influence your whole day. Your genetics is not a death sentence but a gauge to make you more aware of how to prevent that possible disease and lower the risk factors. Your focus should be on healthy living both mentally and physically.

I hope this helps answer the question.  This is all for now. God bless you all!

Kate Freer, the Herbladyisin

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