Monday, December 10, 2018

STOP the Christmas Stress and the Overeating Today

Our Christmas Corner. My father made the manger stable himself. It is a precious gift to remember both my father who came from Germany and my childhood memories.
Christmas is about the love of God and family not the amount of money we spend.  I am a grandmother and to me just getting a card that says how much my kids love me or phone calls is enough.  The hand made ornaments my two youngest grand-daughters gave me are so very precious. We are retired and on a strict budget so I am not going to feel bad because we can't afford to give them fancy and expensive presents.  I am not going to stress over what we cannot do.  So be honest with your budget and give your time, your visits, you shoulder to talk to or cry on.  

Buy several small things for presents from the Dollar General or Dollar Tree. I have found some great books for Christmas for a buck. You can find new pot holders and cute trinkets. Christmas paper is a dollar. Stocking stuffers are cheap. Cards for a buck. I found some really cute ones there...worth sending. If they don't say what you would like, write in the card your feeling of love and appreciation. 

If its books they love, the Good Will has bookshelves of books for every interest out there.  My sister finds the best books there on Alternative Medicine that I would buy if they were not so expensive. 

Give funny presents. My sister and her husband have cattle. I found these cute beans that are decorated like cow prints...and it says, " Seeds to start a cow herd!"  and a can from a cute store that reads 'catfish milk' but really is canned milk.  If you are creative, there are so many cute things you can make yourself. Leave the credit card behind, and think creatively and from the heart. 

 The most important gift you can give-

Time is the most precious gift in the world. 

Hugs and a listening ear ranks right up there in the top two as well.  

So many people are depressed at Christmas. Many have lost their whole life as in the fires and hurricanes. Many are mourning the loss of a loved one or financial loss of difficulties.  Give of your smile, your hugs, your help, and your ear.  That is the real meaning of of God and family.  Adopt a family in your corner of the world who is hurting or one of the families who lost everything this past year in the fires or hurricanes. We live in a poor county here is Tennessee and there are so many families that need help at Christmas and during the whole year.  If you can't give money, give your time.

How to Avoid Overeating at Christmas -

Now to the overeating aspect of Christmas.  It is for only one month of the whole year. In that one month you can gain 20 to 30 pounds and raise your cholesterol by 20 points.  I know because my husband did that and it took him several months to bring it down again.  If you or your loved one is a binge eater, don't leave goodies in plain site. 

Even healthy treats contain calories if you eat too many.  If they have any sugar in them, they can still raise cholesterol counts.  If you eat much food, no matter how healthy, you will gain weight.  Too much food is just that adds weight to your body.

After you inhale your first two cookies, put them up on the highest shelf so that you have to get on a stool to get them down. 

Freeze them in a container that is not see through. 

Make one set of cookies at a time, rather than several different kinds. Make a small batch of whatever you are making, rather than dozens.  

Eat before you go to a party so that you are less hungry. Drink a large glass of water with fiber in it before you leave for the party. Remember why you don't want to eat those cookies and keep that reason there in your mind.  It is almost impossible to not make anything for Christmas holidays. So that is why I don't say,  just don't bake anything or go to a party.  Christmas, family get-togethers and eating goes hand and hand, so learn to enjoy it without gaining 20 pounds.  It is about people. 

If it is pot luck, wait at the end of the line. It is a given that most of the good deserts will be gone before your turn is up so you will have less temptation.  Hang out at parties far away from the snack table. Again, wait and all the good stuff will be gone to make it easier.   Take small dabs of different foods. Eat lots of salad first or protein. Nibble at your food and talk in between bits. Take small bites and chew them well. Eat slowly...very slowly.  Remember the acute ingestion you experienced the last time you ate too much as a potluck dinner. In your mind think stomach discomfort rather than oh how good that looks.  That one works for me.  My stomach is very sensitive and if I eat too much or the wrong foods, I am miserable and in discomfort. That helps limit my plate size and my selections.

I have to tell a funny story here.  In 2014 it was Christmas and we were getting ready to move here to Tennessee.  In fact, three days after Christmas we loaded up the U-Hall.  That month we were both stressed to the max and I made cookies. We both ate too many the first two days. So to save us both, I hid them on a top kitchen shelf.  I forgot they were there until we were cleaning the house after we had packed the U-Hall.  They were hard as rocks so not very tasty at that point.  If its staring you in the face, you will have a hard time ignoring it.  The more stress, the harder it becomes to be sensible. 

Keep your goals in mind, as you wade through the stress of Christmas.  Is that third piece of cake really worth gaining weight for?  Learn to separate yourself from the table of goodies.  
Make love and appreciation your goal for this Christmas. Think about your health...and what is important!

Kate, the Herbladyisin

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Dead At 40- How it might have been prevented?

My father is law was 94 when he died, but the death of  someone 40 is a sign of a system that does not focus on prevention.
Yesterday, a text arrived with a funeral home link.  It was from a couple in their early 40's with her husband's name.  We have known the couple over about a year. They helped us put our fences in. He was in the service, inactive duty at this point. He was only 40 years old with three kids, two of them under 10 years old.

I clicked on the text from the funeral home for I just couldn't believe it could be true.  As I read the obituary, it was so sad. So I called to find out what could have happened.  Through tears, she said he had been experiencing flu symptoms, throwing up and such.  Then he developed a cough that wouldn't go away, then breathing problems, then 911 had to be called.  He died within a short time at the hospital. She had no idea he was critical.  The autopsy showed congestive heart failure was the cause, not the flu  She and the children are completely devastated. 40 years old and dead! Hard to believe but it is becoming more and more the case.

Why are young people and people under 40 dying at such a young age?

For hospitalizations in the 2013 and 2014 financial year, for those aged 20 to 40:
  • 2,100 hospitalized due to ischaemic heart disease
  • 1,045 hospitalized for heart attack
  • 570 hospitalized for heart failure
  • 3,900 hospitalized for an arrhythmia
  • 1,370 hospitalized for stroke. 

So I looked up heart attacks in young adults and in adults under 40.  It is becoming more and more an issue as shown in the stats above from the Heart Association. The problems is doctors don't normally test or take seriously heart symptoms under 40. They often won't even test for them. If our friend's wife had called in at his first symptoms, they would have likely told her it was the flu, keep up the liquids, get rest, and call them in a few days if the symptoms got worse.  This is the really sad part.  In the comments after the article, several people related how their loved one under 35 had suddenly died.  Many related their loved one looked like they were in good health with all the markers for long life, but dead. One died a week after a glowing physical from the doctor.  Another woman had experienced fatigue and a cough that lingered on, collapsing on the way back from the gym. She died on the living room floor with 911 on its way. She was 35!

"Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a common cause of heart attacks in young people, including young athletes, and is usually inherited. Caused by a mutation of the genes in the heart muscles, the condition is characterized by enlarged cardiac muscle cells. This enlargement causes the walls of the ventricles (the heart's "pump") to thicken, which can block the blood flow. The ventricle must then work harder to pump the blood flow making physical activity unsafe, and often this escapes early detection, as in the case with Mr. Collins."

There are several inherited genetic heart problems that can cause premature death. You need to explore this problem in your family health history. The problem is it may not show up until the young person collapses.  This is why all kids should be tested standardly.

The Reality of Modern Medical Care is Focused on disease rather than prevention.  In today's world, all teens should be tested for early heart disease and genetic problems.  Teen exams do not standardly do anything other than the doctor listens to their heart during the exam.  They often don't ask for cholesterol or  other tests for heart function health.

The reality is a doctor is not going to call for a physical if you are young and in good shape with a healthy lifestyle. The insurance will not pay for it.  It is up to you to press for the testing! 

There is no standard screening in healthy young people to catch genetic heart problems. That is what kills most young athletes dead in their tracts. A genetic condition no one knew was there.  That genetic condition was made worse by their athletic  output.  In some cases, that genetic flaw becomes fatal at a certain growth period.  Most of the time, this is fatal with the young teen collapsing and is gone with no apparent warning. We need to put pressure on the medical system for standard screenings for teens and adults under 40 before they drop dead.

Heart disease in children and young teens

The second problem is the diet of our children with sodas, junk food, sugar, and very little exercise. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease can now be found in teenagers. That is tragic. Since at this point, they often are not screened for any kind of heart disease, that will rise to more deaths because they don't look for the markers in teens.  If your teen looks good and seems to be in good shape, the insurance companies will not pay for an exam.

Parents need to work harder on pressing their teens to eat better. It is a terrible struggle, but example goes a huge way to encouraging teens to eat better, even if it just at home.  You will have a fight on your hands, but how much is their life worth? It is worth the fight.

What risk factors do you have or your children?    Do you have heart disease and heart attacks in your family history? Press your doctor or get another one to have your child or teen tested for a genetic weakness or problem.   Obesity and diabetes are big risk factors. So if you or your children under the age of 40 have these risk factors, press the doctor for tests on the heart.

Women's heart disease and illnesses are ignored by doctors!

Women's health issues are often ignored by doctors with them routeinly saying its hormonal or emotional or in your head. Women often do not have the horrible chest pain associated often with heart attacks. Fatigue, cough, nausea, vomiting which come on suddenly are signs that are dangerous. Fatigue can go on for weeks before the heart attack. 

I would advise going to a woman doctor who really will listen to you. If you have history with heart disease, it is even more important to press them for tests.  If you really feel you have something wrong with you, fight their attitude and be persistent for tests.

"Chest pressure. Shortness-of-breath. Cold sweats. Individually, these symptoms could be signs of heatstroke, asthma or even the side effects of an emotional outburst. But collectively, they can be misdiagnosed signs of a heart attack especially if you re someone under 40."

"Scientists speculate that silent, undetected disorders of the heart s pumping rhythm, along with premature heart disease, account for many of the sudden cardiac events (SCE) in younger, seemingly healthy individuals."

Symptoms to pay attention to:  Ongoing fatigue;  a chronic cough that will not go away; sudden vomiting; sudden breathing difficulty; pain or aching in chest;  stomach pain; all symptoms that can be the flu or a virus but also heart issues.  If you or your loved one begin having trouble breathing, with no history such as asthma see a doctor! 

Don't ignore high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and triglycerides!  Have your teens tested.....really pressure your doctors for the tests. There are health fairs each year. Have your kids tested there.  Show them the stats on this! 

Prevention is important. Get rid of the risks such as obesity and smoking.  Pressure the school and athletic directors to require heart tests on athletes before tragedy happens.  This should be standard tests for teams.  Don't discount symptoms such as a chronic cough or throwing up as just the flu.  Be aware that heart problems and death are happening to young people and adults under 40. 

All for now, Kate Freer, The herbladyisin

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Umm....Cherrios, Milk with Glyphosate for Breakfast? Yum

In 2017, glyphosate was listed by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment as a chemical known to cause cancer.

This chemical is found in Roundup and other weed killers. You can find it almost everywhere in our environment now.  If it kills weeds, doesn't that give you a clue? Anything that kills weeds and bugs should not be in our food. I will not use Roundup on our property. It is my way to take a stand against this weed killer that is found everywhere in our environment.

It is even much worse than a spray used to kill weeds.

Glyphosate is used to dry out oats just before they harvest the crop 

So this nasty chemical is used by farmers to dry out the oats. So any corn, oats, or soybean product will have glyphosate residue in the grain.  Soybeans and corn are GMO foods unless you are buying organic foods that state NOT GMO. 

The results of foods tested for Glyphosate:

Anresco Labs in San Francisco tested General Mills' Cheerios, instant oatmeal, and snack bars. All of them contained glyphosate with Quaker Oatmeal Squares breakfast cereal being the worst contains 18 times than is considered safe.  

"Results of the new tests come two months after EWG’s first series of tests found glyphosate in all but two of 45 samples of foods made with conventionally grown oats, and in about one-third of the 16 products made with organic oats. About two-thirds of the samples of conventional foods had levels of glyphosate above EWG’s health benchmark."

Does Going Organic Guarantee Pure Food?

So going organic does not mean chemical free food!  Some organic cereal tests free from the chemical and some don't.  Years ago in Nevada, I talked to a woman who sold organic veggies at a Farmer's Market. She told me of a family in the same area who at times sprayed their organic veggies with chemicals not allowed. They made sure it was not done within weeks of an inspection. So some growers are not honest in the organic standard they are certified for. Inspections are performed only twice a year in most circumstances.  The HONEST in Organic depends on the ethics of the farmers involved. 

Organic food can contain bugs, weeds, or other non veggies product. Organic does not mean it does not contain dirt, E-coli or other contamination. It does not mean it is free from lead or other heavy metals.  

Most organic foods are not tested consistently for contamination. That would make your lettuce cost 10 bucks a head.  They have rules for the way the crop is cleaned and processed but things go wrong. This is why so many outbreaks of stomach illness from packaged greens.

Another article tested hair samples from children and found glyphosate in the hair samples.

So what do we do?  If possible, try to get organic cereals which overall contain less chemicals than standard grains. Understand soy products unless organic are not good for you or your children. Most of them are GMO modified grains containing glyphosate. They are not healthy for the thyroid gland function either. They is a very dark side to soy and corn products in the way they affect food allergy problems and endocrine function.

Give your kids organic eggs and organic toast. We raise our own chickens and the eggs are so much better in both taste and nutrition. Ours our pasture raised and the taste difference is amazing. Most cities now allow families to have 3 to 4 chickens in their back yard. Call your local zoning government office. 

Greek Yogurt is another option for breakfast with plenty of protein and probiotics. Get the brand with less sugar and fruit included. Slice your own fruit into the yogurt or a tsp of vanilla and cinnamon.  

Make them a green smoothie. 

Write the cereal companies and demand they use grains not sprayed with glyphosate! Sign petitions to get the companies to change! 

Information Sources
What is glyphosate?
Is glyphosate hazardous for kids?
What foods are grown using glyphosate?
What foods are contaminated with glyphosate?
How concerned should I be about CEH’s test results?
Is it difficult to avoid glyphosate-contaminated food?

Friday, October 26, 2018

Popping Antacids like Candy? Why That is a Real Problem.

Digestion of quality food is the main goal of health.
Food needs to be broken down to be utilized by your body
Digestion is the root of a majority of health problems and the basis for great health as well. The choice is yours to make every day that you eat a meal.
The health of your immune function depends on good digestion and quality food. 
Even if you buy good food, you have to break down that food for it to any good for your health.  
Breaking down that food so your body can use the vitamins, minerals, and nutrients is of major importance to your health.
Digestion leads to health problems including deficiencies, imbalances, fatigue, brain fog, headaches, stomach pain, and discomfort.  Aren't you tired of stomach distress? 

Your stomach problems are not due to a deficiency of tums or any other stomach medicine. 

Sure it easy to pop a few tums but that is not the answer. In fact in leads to the side effects we are going to discuss next.
Popping Antacids like Candy? Why That is a Real Problem.

Are you taking any of these OTC drugs? 
Alka-SeltzerMilk of Magnesia, Alternagel, Amphojel, Gaviscon, Gelusil, Maalox, Mylanta, Rolaids, Pepto-Bismol, Tums.

Examples of H2 blockers available over the counter include:

Nizatidine (Axid AR), Famotidine (Pepcid AC),Cimetidine (Tagamet HB), Ranitidine (Zantac), pepcid AC,

Side effects from taking antacids include:

Headache, Nausea, Constipation (caused by aluminum-containing antacids) or Diarrhea (caused by magnesium-containing antacids). 

Long term usage can cause gross deficiencies in calcium, magnesium, and other minerals  in your body....see this article here.  

This does not address the bigger problems caused to your whole body by bad digestion and improper breakdown and absorption of the food you eat.

So you need to correct your eating habits and the foods you are eating to avoid all this stomach distress.  

I am going to have you read this article below to get some really good suggestions for improving digestion and your health as well.  I hope you will not only read it but try to incorporate some of the suggestions for your stomach's sake.  

The article is 5 Secrets to Good Digestion 


I hope you enjoy the article, for your good health.

Kate Freer, the herbladyisin


Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Esseac Tea for Cancer: The Story of Government Suppression and It's Victory

Esseac Tea has a long history over many years.The original healing recipe originated  from the Ojibwa Indians in Canada. A woman named Rene Cassie  in 1922,  met a woman who had been cured of breast cancer by this formula given to her by Indian friends.  Rene got hold of the esseac formula to give to her favorite aunt with cancer. She recovered and lived another 20 years. It became Cassie's life mission to bring Esseac to people who needed it.  She worked with her Aunts doctor to test the product with mice. They worked with some of his patients, injecting it feeling that it would have a better result than orally. 

Two years later they sent paperwork to the Canadian government to get permission for official clinical testing. The government sent two investigators to arrest her but changed their minds when they got the input from some well known doctors who had seen results. LATER ON they again threatened to arrest her but did not.  The terms were she couldn't charge for her services to patients. 

As her success with cancer patients spread, a number of companies tried to buy her formula. She refused. She was eventually supported by the Deputy Minister of Hospitals for Ontario and Dr. Bastedo of Ontario. In 1934 her first clinic was opened.  Her supporters  turned in a petition containing thousands of signatures to the Dept. of Health and Welfare.  It was signed by nine doctors as well. The minister of health, Dr. Faulkner, took her petition to the famous Sir Frederick Banting, MD who helped to discover insulin. He was so impressed with her results, he asked her to go to the Banting Institute to test her formula on animals. Her patients begged her to stay and she turned him down. 

Her clinic and its success spread. Doctors came to observe her work and came away in awe. In 1938 another petition was sent in with 55,000 signatures including doctors. She had the support of many doctors who had seen her results. The government's NEW Minister of Health did not believe in anything other than standard therapies. To get rid of the problem, he created the Kirby bill,  then passed the Kirby Bill to investigate cancer treatments and established the Royal Cancer Commission to investigate and approve all unorthodox cancer treatments. Of course, the commission would get complete legal rights to any treatment. If you didn't turn that over, you would get fined if you treated a patient. Then go to jail if you did not agree after that. She refused to give them her formula. 

Esseac was debated in parliament with doctors and cured patients going to court to support her. Parliament voted. She lost by 4 votes, and the Kirby Law was passed. She was forced to close her clinic. A firestorm protested and the government allowed to reopen her clinic despite the new Kirby Law.  It then sent the Royal Cancer Commission to her clinic to get evidence against her. Despite overwhelming evidence of success, she was brought before the commission. Nearly 400 patients went to the hearing. Only 49 were allowed to speak. The success of her patients was dismissed as incorrect original diagnoses. They did not have cancer according to the commission. The hearing was a sham. Its intent was never to really look at the evidence. The intent was to close her down. In the end with overwhelming evidence to her favor, they ruled she give them her formula. She refused. They ruled her treatment invalid. She operated for awhile despite their ruling, but officially closed her clinic in 1942. She couldn't take it anymore waiting for them to haul her off to jail. She went under the radar until 1959. They knew she was still treating patients with success but they did not go after her. Out of sight, out of mind. They didn't want the firestorm of public outcry. 

In 1959 at 70 years old, a man who had been cured by Esseac years before, was on a mission to have her story published.  He had secured 30 years of documents, testimonials, and letters from doctors. This man enlisted Dr. Charles Brusch, one of the most respected doctors in  the US, who was also the personal doctor to JFK, to evaluate her formula. He was one of the first doctors to set up research on acupuncture. He believed in preventive medicine, nutrition and other natural therapies. He was a unique medical doctor. The famous National Cancer Institute and Sloan-Kettering wanted to research the formulas well, but wanted rights to her product. She refused.  She did partner up with Dr. Brusch.

 He researched her testimonials from doctors and patients alike on the cases of cancer being cured.  He found them to be founded.  He conducted research with his patients. He became a believer and convert to Esseac and its successful results. Dr. Brusch continued to work on the formula, improving it so that it did not have to be injected as the original formula. It could be given orally. He saw what it could do himself. Dr. Brusch used the formula to cure his own lower bowel cancer in 1990. 

Then the American Medical Association came in and forbade patients to be referred to their research clinic. The government did all it could to suppress their work. It got very difficult.  He kept on despite it all. Cassie went home leaving him to lead the official charge. She was tired of the fight. She trusted and felt he could carry on the fight to get it accepted. She went home and secretly treated patients again in Canada, under the radar. 

In 1977-78 the vice president of Resperin, a big company with drug interests began a campaign to talk Cassie into selling her formula. He had read a recently published article on her story. He felt he could make it accepted and make huge sales with the product. After many conversations with her refusal to sell, he came up with the ultimate offer. He told her he would open 5 clinics across Canada and give cancer patients the formula free. She believed him despite doubts from Dr. Brusch. The recipe was sold for pennies because she relieved he could advance its acceptance by the government.

The government came in and said it could not be used as a treatment by itself but must be used along with other therapies knowing their rule would ruin the research to show how Esseac worked alone. Rene was devastated that she had given up her formula to Resperin and that that the government had managed to suppress Esseac again.  She died in 1978 from complications of hip surgery thinking her life work had all been for nothing. The government shut down all the clinics saying that the drug company did not research it according to their rules. The drug company was proved to conduct shody research in part of their paperwork. It was not shut down because Esseac didn't work. 

The government then make it possible for patients to obtain  Esseac with a doctors request and forms saying that no other treatments would work on the patient's cancer. Each submission by the doctor in behalf of his patient had to be approved by the government. This was done despite 100 doctors who did use it on their patients with success during this time period. Esseac was suppressed despite a firestorm of patients who came forward to protest the government's actions with proof of their cancer and the success of Esseac treatment.

In 1984,  Elaine Alexander, a radio talk show host who was a producer and pioneer in radio, called Dr. Brusch  to get permission to air a presentation on Esseac with Dr. Bausch. Remember he has been the personal doctor to JFK. The response was a immediate and the lines were flooded. Elaine took up Esseac as a cause. She became an expert on essiac and its advancement forward. She decided that if the government was going to destroy Esseac every time when advertised as a therapy for cancer, then promote it as a herbal tea for better health.  Promote it only as a herbal detox tea to get around the government suppression. She became a partner with Dr. Brusch.  

Elane located a company, Flora, to manufacture the tea.  The company was chosen because of the company's history with the production of herbal formulations. Dr. Otto Greither, grandfather to Thomas Greither, who was the director of Flora at one point was dangerously ill in the hospital paralyzed from the waist down. His legs black with gangrene, the doctors wanted to cut off both legs. His nurse suggested he do enemas of herbs.  He did it with great doubt and recovered to the shock of his doctors. It happened again once he resumed his old eating habits.  He used the enemas again and got well. He then started his own herb company because of his health experience. His children carried on the company, though the name was changed, selling herbal formulas.  Elaine felt this company would preserve the Esseac formula for the people.  He required his own investigation before he would manufacture it.  He used it on himself, his staff, family and friends. He became a convert of the product. They called is Flor.Essence to avoid government suppression. It was advertised only to cleanse and purify the body. It is now found in every health store in Canada as well as the United States.   

At last Cassie's life goal was achieved. Esseac was available to all who needed it even though it could not be advertised as a cancer remedy on the company brochures or ads.  The books published through the years would tell the real story of what it could do. 

Esseac can only remain available advertised as a herbal detox. Otherwise, it would be shut down by the FDA. It is such a tragedy when standard cancer therapies are shown not to work on certain cancers, patients are forced to endure the therapies anyway. A patient will not be given any options other than standard medicine by most doctors. You will be told there is no hope other than their treatment. If you mention an alternative therapy, you will be told it is untested and unproven. You will told the treatment is useless. There is trillions of dollars made off the dying backs of patients with chemo and radiation. Often the patients still dies or dies from a second bout of cancer later. Certain cancer treatments are known to cause certain cancers down the road in time. That is the tragedy.  Chemo causes brain damage and memory issues to name two of the side effects. 

When the American Cancer Society says there are no natural therapies against cancer, it is out right suppression of alternative cancer therapies. Do they always work? No! Chemo and radiation do not always work either. People die everyday using standard medicine cancer therapies. But that is ok. It is just not ok to die using alternative cancer therapies. That is the double standard and suppression by the AMA and FDA.

I cannot legally suggest anything for cancer without having my website and shop shut down. That is the way it is.  I can give you resources such as this book to research on your own. Research other books as well.  They are out there.

Please buy the book, The Esseac Report, Unknown Cancer Remedy by Richard Thomas to read the whole story. I have condensed it in this blog. There is so much more in the book which contains original testimonies, proof, and detail on this product and government suppression. It is almost impossible to condense it in a blog. 

I dare you to become informed and open your mind to what it going on in this country. You are being brain washed by drug ads on every level: TV, magazines, and your doctor.  Drug sales equal trillions of dollars in profit. A drug for every symptom rather than preventive education and counseling. It is so much easier to dispense a drug than get people to change their lifestyle. They don't have time.

My  Personal Experience with Esseac Tea

I have used Esseac tea with the addition to the formula of cat's claw and water cress. I get the most benefit from the Nature's Unique brand with its additional herbs.  I have known two people who used it for cancer with success in the last few years.

I do not and have not suffered from cancer but instead take it to support my kidney and liver function after a nasty fall off of wet steps where I hit a metal plant stand.  It was a very serious fall but without a job or insurance at the time, I chose Esseac for my treatment. I did have the problem diagnosed by a doctor two months after the original fall. The doctor then stated after blood tests that my kidney had been compromised by the damage of the fall. He suggested a specialist that I had no money to pay for at the time. I had improved significantly by then so opted to continue the Esseac, not drugs. It took a long time to essentially heal from that accident.  I also used a chiropractor later to help the healing process. There is residual weakness left in those organs due to the serious damage done.

Esseac has kept me going without drugs or operations for over 15 years. I have never suffered any side effects taking Esseac and my energy level is always better on Esseac.  How do I know that? Occasionally I will go off it for awhile to save money. After about a month, I feel the difference in my energy and in my kidney function. Kidney symptoms begin to show up such as water retention and soreness over the area. Again this is my choice.

 I must state that my views are not supported by your doctor, the AMA, the FDA, or the American Cancer Society.  They are not supported by standard medicine. They certainly would not be suggested by your oncologist. 

It is up to you to find the truth and make your own informed decisions for your health on this subject. I for one live my beliefs and any cancer treatment for my life will be using alternative therapies.  I have lived by that code all these years and don't intend to change now as I face getting older. I deal with serious genetic deep vein phlebitis on a daily basis using alternative therapies. I have dealt with the problem for thirty four years successfully not using drugs.  So I walk the talk every day of my life. I can only make that decision for my life and my health. 


Monday, October 22, 2018

Big Pharma And Their Hand In Over 700,000 Deaths A Year

This article is from the Health Freedom Alliance website and I am re-posting this article because it is on a critical subject that could affect your life and those you love. Please visit their site here.

Big Pharma And Their Hand In Over 700,000 Deaths A Year

Epidemic levels of opioid addiction and overdose in the United States have gained widespread attention, and Big Pharma has rightfully been implicated in the problem. But another health crisis is sweeping not just America, but the world — and drug companies’ role in the latest crisis is equally significant.

Superbugs have garnered countless headlines lately — and for good reason. As Bloomberg reported this week, superbugs, bacteria that have grown resistant to antibiotics, are estimated to claim the lives of 700,000 worldwide every year data on cases in the United States and government agencies are complicit. A recent report by Rand Europe commissioned by the U.K. government found that by 2050, that number could rise to 10 million if measures are not taken to quell the rising threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). By comparison, the World Health Organization estimates 69,000 people die every year globally from opiate overdose.

News stories consistently crop up sounding alarms about discoveries of superbugs resistant to even the most potent antibiotics — some of which are saved for use only in the most dangerous, life-threatening cases. In truth, many of these headlines are grossly sensationalized by mainstream media in apparent attempts to fearmonger their audiences and draw traffic. For example, most superbugs are confined to and contracted at hospitals, meaning the “nightmare strains” many outlets have warned about are not crawling on street corners.

Nevertheless, the underlying problem is real.

Overzealous doctors eager to dole out antibiotics as quick fixes to patients’ infections are undeniably responsible for part of the growing epidemic. According to a recent study by the CDC and Pew Charitable Trusts, in the U.S., antibiotics are unnecessary in ⅓ of cases where they’re prescribed. That amounts to roughly 47 million excess prescriptions.
In other countries, antibiotics are available for purchase over the counter, another factor that contributes to their overuse.

But equally, if not more concerning, is Big Pharma’s dominion over the United States’ and world’s food supply. One of the biggest factors contributing to the growth of superbugs is the heavy-handed use of human antibiotics in livestock intended for human consumption.

Bloomberg notes:
In 2014, 60 percent of sales of the antibiotics sold for livestock were medically important to humans, according to the FDA. They’re also popular overseas: The global animal antibiotics market should reach $4.1 billion by 2018, according to one study from researcher MarketsandMarkets.

According to an analysis by the FDA, sales of antibiotics for use in livestock increased 23 percent between 2009 and 2014. Further, on Monday, the Guardian reported that new data published by the European Medicines Agency found “use of some of the strongest antibiotics available to treat life-threatening infections has risen to record levels on European farms.”

This unsettling growth trend has dire implications for human health.
A report released last month by a group of environmental and consumer groups including the Natural Resources Defense Council, Friends of the Earth, the Consumers Union, the Center for Food Safety, and the Food Animal Concerns Trust explained some of the biggest problems with the use of human antibiotics in animals:

These drugs are often given to animals that are not sick to accelerate weight gain and prevent diseases stemming from poor diets and crowded, stressful and dirty conditions. Approximately 96 percent of the antibiotics sold for animal use are added to feed and water, the preferred way to deliver antibiotics to large flocks or herds of animals at once.
They note the addition of drugs to feed and water is playing a powerful role in the growth of superbugs:

This practice is a key contributor to the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria – sometimes called ‘superbugs’ – which can escape the farm and spread into communities through air, water, soil, meat, and even workers. Resistant superbugs can make us sick, or pass on resistance to other bacteria which can make us sick.

Though, according to the same report, an increasing number of restaurants and fast food establishments are decreasing their use of meats that contain antibiotics, the threat is still immediate.
As the FDA moves to increase regulations on human antibiotic use in animals, however, pharmaceutical companies are launching “webinars” to teach farmers how to continue their use of antibiotics without violating the stricter rules. In other countries, pharmaceutical sales of antibiotics destined for livestock continue.

If some of the biggest responsible parties – namely the companies making the products – are still selling the antibiotics in other countries, it just underscores that this has to be a change that happens across the entire world,” says David Wallinga, senior health official and physician at the National Resources Defense Council. “And the companies bear a big responsibility for that approach.”
The short-term problem is further compounded by the current lack of incentive drug companies have to produce better antibiotics. Because they are expensive to make and do not generate the same profits as cancer drugs, for example, companies are slow to move on developing stronger antibiotics to fight evolving superbugs.

Even so, it appears that course of action might only inspire stronger superbugs as they evolve to survive increasingly powerful drugs. Nevertheless, some solutions are emerging. For example, Australian researchers announced this week that Tasmanian devil’s milk is a promising treatment for aggressive bacterial infections.

According to Venki Ramakrishnan, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist based at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the University of Cambridge, there are several viable approaches to curbing the growing problem. First, he explains, antibiotic prescriptions should be limited, and the drugs prescribed should be targeted specifically to the infection in question. He also says bacteriophages, viruses that directly attack bacteria, could be useful. Ramakrishnan believes antibiotic use in livestock must be reduced and suggests vaccines could also be helpful but notes public hygiene is an essential factor in reducing the spread of bacteria.

I am an optimist,” he said when asked if the situation could be remedied.
I think that when things get serious, people have a habit of responding. And I’m hoping that people don’t wait for a big crisis to respond because then a lot of people will die before things will get corrected and improve.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

I am reposting this article from The Health Freedom Alliance here. If you want the truth you need to subscribe to their newsletter and site. You should not trust your doctor or diagnosis without question or challenge

You should not agree to a treatment unless you have sought a second or third opinion and researched your disease, treatments, outcome of treatments, and long term side effects of the treatment.

This article below shows why I state this emphatically with no regrets.

I have never spent a day in the hospital at 67 and I am on no prescription drugs. I have lived by herbal medicine since I was 35 when I got into it. In the 1970's I worked for doctors and drug company reps. I saw one of the doctors who I worked for get caught with abusing boys as a team doctor. He killed himself. He had three kids. We all knew growing it up, he was not that great a doctor. This was a small town with only one doctor. He misdiagnosed my mother's thyroid condition telling her to stop eating. Others were misdiagnosed too but again he was the only doctor in town. I grew up in a family using standard medicine and I worked with doctors for a few years until I began to see the truth. That began my journey into herbs and alternative medicine around 1982.

Here is TN my husbands rash, that we knew was MRSA because it started from a barbed wire wound, was misdiagnosed by three different doctors. When they finally did diagnose it properly with a scraping of the wound, we had already gotten it in control using herbs. Doctors are not gods.  They are now so pushed for patient time, that you are run through their office like cattle in a shoot. They have no time to really listen to you or even read the 10 pages of paperwork they asked you to submit. You can tell that by the questions they ask that are clearly stated on that 10 pages. Do not give over your life to doctors blindly without question.

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Doctors Confessing To Intentionally Diagnosing Healthy People With Cancer To Make Money

It happens more often than you can imagine, but more Doctors are finally getting caught in the act of misrepresenting their oath and fraudulently diagnosing healthy patients with cancer to turn a quick buck from kickbacks on chemotherapy poisons.
Why shouldn’t Doctors lie when the entire cancer industry is one gigantic fabrication from start to finish? Is it any wonder that cancer societies worldwide put a far greater financial initiative on chemotherapy and radiation research than disease prevention techniques? Preventing disease doesn’t make money, but treating disease certainly does.

Take Dr. Farid Fata, a prominent cancer doctor in Michigan who admitted in court one year ago to intentionally and wrongfully diagnosing healthy people with cancer. Fata also admitted to giving them chemotherapy drugs for the purpose of making a profit.

Were his patients shocked? You bet they were. Who would ever suspect a Doctor of faking a diagnosis to collect money. It’s unconscionable. Yet it happens with cancer and almost every disease that medical doctors can generate income through kickbacks and commissions based on the volume of patients treated with specific pharmaceuticals. Like anything people are used as a comodity.
“Many of these unscrupulous Physicians are like businessmen without a conscience. The only difference is they have your health and trust in their hands–a very dangerous combination when money is involved,” said Dr. Sayed Mohammed, a retired Oncologist who admits seeing the trend more than a decade ago.

Michigan Hematology Oncology Centers, with offices in Clarkston, Bloomfield Hills, Lapeer, Sterling Heights, Troy and Oak Park.According to the government, Fata had a patient load of 1,200 people and received $62 million from Medicare; he billed for more than $150 million.
U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade said she plans to seek life in prison for Fata, calling his case is “the most egregious” health care fraud case her office has seen. She said Fata not only bilked the government — which is typical in such cases — but he also harmed patients.

Lying with Statistics

Prostate cancer is another great example which doctors falsely give prognoses about without giving patients the facts. A prostate (PSA) blood test looks for prostate-specific antigen, a protein produced by the prostate gland. High levels are supposedly associated with prostate cancer. The problem is that the association isn’t always correct, and when it is, the prostate cancer isn’t necessarily deadly.

Only about 3 percent of all men die from prostate cancer. The PSA test usually leads to overdiagnosis — biopsies and treatment in which the side effects are impotence and incontinence. Repeated biopsies may spread cancer cells into the track formed by the needle, or by spilling cancerous cells directly into the bloodstream or lymphatic system.

More than 90% of Doctors who encourage cancer treatment for prostate cancer will generate a commission from each treatment the patient receives. It proves risky and often deadly in the long run for most people who don’t understand how to take care of their health and are persuaded by false statistics.

Dozens of excellent large studies have been done on men who have had cancer discovered in their prostate with a biopsy. In over 97% of the cases this cancer either never spreads outside of the gland to cause harm or the patient dies of something else long before any evidence of cancer spreading outside of the prostate occurs. In that 3% where cancer is aggressive and harms the patient, it has already spread beyond the limits of surgical resection long before discovery; thus, these men are not helped by surgery either.

After at least seven years of post-college graduate medical education on the emotional, mental, and physical condition of the human being, you would expect a physician to be a powerhouse of goodwill for his or her patients. Unfortunately, too many doctors fail to keep the welfare of their customers at the forefront, as their main concern. The needs to boost their own egos, self-preservation, and the quest for more money often result in inappropriate care and harm to the patient.

Most women are often told that hysterectomies lead to many different cures for cancer and other ailments. This is misrepresenting the truth. The research done so far has demonstrated no improvement in survival regardless of the aggressiveness of many of these unnecessary treatments.
Breast cancer screenings also result in an increase in breast cancer mortality and fail to address prevention. Despite no evidence ever having supported any recommendations made for regular periodic screening and mammography at any age, malicious recommendations from the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) and the American College of Radiology (ACR) on breast cancer screening are now suggesting that breast cancer screening should begin at age 40 and earlier in high-risk patients.
Published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology (JACR), the recommendations released by the SBI and ACR state that the average patient should begin annual breast cancer screening at age 40. They also target women in their 30s if they are considered “high risk” as they stated.

The rate of advanced breast cancer for U.S. women 25 to 39 years old nearly doubled from 1976 to 2009, a difference too great to be a matter of chance and more about diagnoses.

A disturbing study published in the New England Journal of Medicine is bringing mainstream attention to the fact that mammography has caused far more harm than good in the millions of women who have employed it over the past 30 years as their primary strategy in the fight against breast cancer.
It always has been and always will be about the money. It is not time to recognize the trend?

Chemotherapy Does Not Heal The Body–It Slowly Destroys It
Chemotherapy boosts cancer growth and long-term mortality rates. Most chemotherapy patients either die or are plagued with illness within 10-15 years after treatment. It destroys their immune system, increases neuro-cognitive decline, disrupts endocrine functioning and causes organ and metabolic toxicities.

Patients basically live in a permanent state of disease until their death. The cancer industry marginalizes safe and effective cures while promoting their patented, expensive, and toxic remedies whose risks far exceed any benefit. This is what they do best, and they do it because it makes money, plain and simple.

The reason a 5-year relative survival rate is the standard used to assess mortality rates is due to most cancer patients going downhill after this period. It’s exceptionally bad for business and the cancer industry knows it. They could never show the public the true 97% statistical failure rate in treating long-term metastatic cancers.

If they did publish the long-term statistics for all cancers administered cytotoxic chemotherapy, that is 10+ years and produced the objective data on rigorous evaluations including the cost-effectiveness, impact on the immune system, quality of life, morbidity and mortality, it would be very clear to the world that chemotherapy makes little to no contribution to cancer survival at all.

No such study has ever been conducted by independent investigators in the history of chemotherapy. The only studies available come from industry funded institutions and scientists and none of them have ever inclusively quantified the above variables.

Why? Money, greed and profits run the cancer industry–nothing else. The cancer establishment must retreat from the truth to treat cancer because there will never be any profit for them in in eradicating the disease. There is no governing body in the world that protects consumers from being subjected to these toxic therapies or even known carcinogens in our foods our environment, because that too, will prevent the profits from rolling in. It’s a business of mammoth proportions and must be treated as such. The most powerful anti-carcinogenic plants in the world such as cannabis must be demonized and be made illegal because they are so effective at killing cancer cells without side effects. Cannabinoids are so efficient at treating disease, that the U.S. Government patented them in 2003.
If a “magic bullet” were used FIRST by orthodox medicine, meaning the cut/burn/slash/poison treatments were avoided, a 90% true cure rate would be easy to achieve. But the fact is that the leaders in the medical community have absolutely no interest in finding a “magic bullet.” A “magic bullet” would cost the drug companies hundreds of billions of dollars, and patients would have less hospitalization and less doctor visits, etc.

You might ask your oncologist why your chances of survival are only 3% (ignoring all of their statistical gibberish such as “5-year survival rates” and deceptive terms like “remission” and “response”), when your chance of survival would be over 90% if they used something like DMSO. Actually, bring up DMSO to any oncologist and most of them won’t even talk to you about it. Why? Because DMSO is a natural product, cannot be patented and cannot be made profitable because it is produced by the ton in the wood industry.

Dr. Farid Fata is only a consequence of the system. Like him there are thousands of legally practicing Doctors and oncologists in the United States and abroad who are guilty of the same crimes, but because they fly below the radar, they are never caught.

As we continue playing this charade of making the public believe that poisons treat cancer, people will continue to die, and Doctors will continue to make money up to the day of their patient’s death. Every once in a while, we may catch a few (of the many) like Dr. Fata, who self-destruct due to their own greed. We will claim they are outlaws, banish them and tarnish their reputations based on a perception that a healthy person should never be unnecessarily subjected to chemotherapy for money. So we can harshly judge and legally prosecute the Doctor who falsely prescribes poison to a healthy person for money, but we proudly accept the Doctor who prescribes poison to an unhealthy person for money. I find that truly mind blowing.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Learn About an Herb to help your heart function that can be taken with standard heart medications.

Learn About an Herb to help your heart function that can be taken with standard heart medications.

Many herbs for the heart cannot be taken with prescription drugs but Arjuna is an exception. 

Arjuna is used in India within the 5000 year old medical system called Ayurvedic medicine.

Arjuna is  also known by the names: Arjuna, Arium, terminalia arjuna, sadaru, arjun, and many more depending on the different counties.

Arjuna comes from the bark of a 90 ft tree that grows in India. The tree sheds its shiny bark every year which makes it easy to utilize. Arjuna has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years and by today's modern doctors in India.  Studies have shown that it is one herb which does not interfere with Western medicine drugs. That is a win-win situation for those on heart prescription medications.

How does Arjuna help the heart function?

When we encounter stressful situations, your heart gets excited which then creates waste products that must be removed by the hearts lymphatic system. If your lymphatic system is congested, it cannot remove these waste products and makes it harder on your heart. Your heart works harder to do its job.  Your heart then becomes congested which is not good.  This encourages high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and clogged arteries.  Heart disease is a huge health issue in the US. Even kids are showing heart problems with the typical American diet of junk food, soda, and insufficient exercise. Our technology is not helping heart disease. Exercise is what moves your waste products through the lymph system. Americans in general do not get enough exercise to do that effectively.

Arjuna is an herb that moves the lymph in your cardiovascular system, helping the heart muscle to be stronger, and pump blood more effectively through the arteries. Taking Arjuna will help your heart to be stronger and to last longer.  

Arjuna has been found to help with chest pain by both native usage and research.  It  is valuable in helping stabilize cholesterol levels and overall heart markers.

Arjuna contains polyphenols, flavonoids, arjunone, and arjunolone which together act as a heart tonic. A tonic tones the heart muscle making it stronger and more efficient. The herb also contains terminic acid, glycosides, flavones, tannins, oligomericpro anthocyanidins and b-sitosterol. and casuarinin which are all part of Arjuna's healing properties.

It is safest to use the whole herb rather than an extract.  The whole herb contains all the constituents of the herb that feed heart health. It is often sold as a formula containing hawthorn berries and guggul as well.  It is suggested that a  lower dosage is best for heart health. More is not better in this case.  Take this information to your doctor so that you can have his support while improving your health.

In Ayurvedic medicine, Arjuna is used in its powder form mixed in milk, added to water with honey, or in ghee.  It also comes in capsule form as well.

I have found it quite satisfying to use powdered turmeric, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and black pepper as a base hot drink, then add in whatever Ayurvedic herbs I am taking to that base.  I drink this first thing in the morning. 

Gotu Kola and Astragalus are what I am adding into the drink now. I don't miss hot chocolate any more. 

Some Ayurvedic and Western herbs are bitter so you need to know that when you are adding powered herbs to milk. If you can't handle the bitter herbs this way, then take them by capsule instead. 

 In the beginning add one herb at a time to the milk, then taste the mixture. With each herb you add, taste the mixture again to see if you can handle the taste. The black pepper helps the herbs to work more effectively. It doesn't taste bad at all adding black pepper. I was surprised. Don't overdo the black pepper in the mix...a pinch will do. You can add honey or stevia if a sweetener is needed..

Where to buy India herbs that are effective and tested?

Cardio SupportThis is a picture from vpk® by Maharishi Ayurveda  I found this company and had the pleasure of talking with the man in charge. I asked him many questions about his products and if they are tested by his company for heavy metals and contamination here in the US. Here is a link to their standards on quality and testing. 

When a company clearly explains exactly what they test for, how they test, and go into details, that is what you want to see stated clearly on their website. They are not going to state all of that  information if they cannot prove it when challenged. It is important when buying from India to see this statement of proof about their product testing.  Do not buy products from India without this kind of proof.

I will say here that for the past few years I would not buy anything from India because of questionable India issues with quality and  testing. It is why I stopped selling Moringa products. It is too risky to advertise products that you cannot know the safety of.  I found this company the past several months when I was studying Ayurvedic medicine and herbs. I feel confident that there products have quality and are safe. 

In the future, I am going to  be working with their company and products. The supplement above contains Arjuna and other heart herbs together in a formula. Often the combination of herbs is more effective than one herb by itself. That is true in both Western, Chinese, and Ayurvedic medicine. The combination of herbs complement each other and make a more effective formula. The combination of these herbs have been used for thousands of years. It is herbal medicine proved by time and use. Research is now proving what these ancient healing modalities knew all along from time tested usage with people over time. These herbs were proved over time by working with actual people, not lab rats. These herbs were used for thousands of years with real people under real conditions of daily life who had health problems.

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Blood Pressure Is Not Just A Lab Result! #1 Herb for Heart Health

Why prescription drugs should be your last choice for treating heart problems! Taking a little pill is easier but IS Not the best answer to achieve real heart health and functioning. Your heart problems are not due to a deficiency of prescription drugs.

"Some common side effects of high blood pressure medicines include: Cough. Diarrhea or constipation. Dizziness or lightheartedness. Erection problems. Feeling nervous. Feeling tired, weak, drowsy, or a lack of energy. Headache. Nausea or vomiting." from Web MD.

Blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides are not just numbers on your blood work results. 

They show the state of your most important organ, your heart. In a fetus, the heart develops before the brain so that this whole tiny body inside you can receive oxygen and nutrients through the blood system. It is not just an organ that pumps blood but the center of emotions and emotional health. The heart sends chemical messages to the brain and tells it when something hurtful occurs. That then tells the brain to record this event as scary or traumatic. Your heart is not just a functional organ but the seat of our emotions.  This is why people will say I am heartbroken with the death of my husband or he broke her heart.' Broken heart syndrome' is a real physical change to heart function from grief and death of a loved one. 

Broken heart syndrome - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic

Nov 5, 2016 - Broken heart syndrome is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one. The condition can also be triggered by a serious physical illness or surgery. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or think they're having a heart attack."
 "Broken heart syndrome may be misdiagnosed as a heart attack because the symptoms and test results are similar. In fact, tests show dramatic changes in rhythm and blood substances that are typical of a heart attack. But unlike a heart attack, there’s no evidence of blocked heart arteries in broken heart syndrome.

In broken heart syndrome, a part of your heart temporarily enlarges and doesn’t pump well, while the rest of your heart functions normally or with even more forceful contractions. Researchers are just starting to learn the causes, and how to diagnose and treat it.

The bad news: Broken heart syndrome can lead to severe, short-term heart muscle failure.
The good news: Broken heart syndrome is usually treatable. Most people who experience it make a full recovery within weeks, and they’re at low risk for it happening again (although in rare cases in can be fatal)."
Your heart reacts to all your emotions and stimuli around you. It takes account of the life events that take place in your life. Your heart is the first organ to evaluate what is going around you.
Imbalanced blood pressure is due to the effect of emotional health, stress, life style, diet and genes.   So when we address the health of the heart we have to address emotional health.

How is your emotional health? I know mine was a disaster while taking care of my father in law for three years. So was my husband's.  

Standard medicine does not address the root causes of heart problems period. A doctor prescribes a prescription drug that through chemical means brings down the blood pressure. This includes side effects, serious ones. 
He has no time to deal with your eating habits, lifestyle, emotional or mental reasons you may have high blood pressure. Most of them don't even ask you about it.  On their entry forms to see a new doctor, they never ask you if you are experiencing stress or stressful events. This should be one of the most important questions if you are experiencing heart problems. Diet is another one they don't ask about except smoking, drinking, and exercise. You are told to write down the drugs and herbs you take.  I wrote down on that question," I do take herbs, am an herbalist for 37 years, and know far more about them than you do." and leave it at that. I take no drugs at 67 so they don't say much. Nurses and doctors do not enjoy my visit. I challenge them on many issues. Western or Standard medicine fails you in that it does not address your root causes for your illness. They have 15 min to see you as a patient and dispensing drug prescriptions is their answer to everything. 
Herbal medicine tries to root out the real issue behind the heart problems with questions? Have you had excessive stress? What is your diet like? Do you exercise?  How do you relax? Questions that tell the real root of the blood pressure and other heart problems.  Then their suggest lifestyle changes including herbs and alternative therapies such as massage, meditation or yoga.  

Then comes herbs as complements to your lifestyle changes.

The #1 herb for all heart issues is Hawthorne Berries!  

Hawthorn is a heart tonic used for hundreds of years, even today by doctors in Europe for heart problems. This herb is prescribed daily in Europe by doctors!

It helps get oxygen to the heart and from the heart through the body. It seems to help heal the heart as a whole, supporting its functions and healing imbalances to this all important organ.

It contains tannins and other components that tone the muscles of the heart helping them to work as God intended.  Hawthorn lowers heart rate and blood pressure by helping the heart to heal and work more effectively.  

This is from Wed MD," How does Hawthorne work?

"Hawthorn can help improve the amount of blood pumped out of the heart during contractions, widen the blood vessels, and increase the transmission of nerve signals.

Hawthorn also seems to have blood pressure-lowering activity, according to early research. It seems to cause relaxing of the blood vessels farther from the heart. It seems that this effect is due to a component in hawthorn called proanthocyanidin.

Research suggests that hawthorn can lower cholesterol, low density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad cholesterol”), and triglycerides (fats in the blood). It seems to lower accumulation of fats in the liver and the aorta (the largest artery in the body, located near the heart). Hawthorn fruit extract may lower cholesterol by increasing the excretion of bile, reducing the formation of cholesterol, and enhancing the receptors for LDLs. It also seems to have antioxidant activity." "

Here are some patient input results on Web MD to review regarding Hawthorne and its effectiveness.

Notes on the use of herbs for health problems below:

  • Don't expect to take this herb and get  immediate results.It could takes days, weeks, or months. It may not work if your lifestyle is not improved such as cutting out sugar or fast food. The proper dose is important for results so consult a holistic doctor to make sure you are taking a dose based on your individual health and lifestyle.This is a deadly serous issue that needs to be dealt with properly.
  • If you have blocked arteries, are in the middle of a heart attack, having heart attack symptoms, heart abnormalities or or in critical shape...see a doctor or go to ER.  Know the real state of your heart health through a physical and lab work by a doctor.
Important Note To Read!

Do not take hawthorn berries and drugs together without the supervision of your doctor. The use of hawthorn berries can reduce the need for your prescription drugs. Do not stop heart medications without your doctors supervision. He needs to help you reduce your heart medication safely. Never stop heart medications cold turkey. 

Next article is on the second most effective herb to normalize your heart function, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Update on this article. We now have moved to Yuma, Co as of Aug 1st, 2020.

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