Recently, my kids and I were sitting in the living room and I said to them,
"I never want to live in a vegetative state, dependent on some machine and
fluids from a bottle.. If that ever happens, just pull the plug."
They got up, unplugged the computer, and threw out my wine.
They don't understand what it means to live!!
1. Antibiotic Resistant Organisms On The Rise
Forget swine flu. It's trivial at the side of resistant bacteria deaths. As of Nov 6th the total still hasn't reached 1,000 in the US, despite the continuing media hysteria [http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/updates/us/].
Deaths from resistant bacteria run in the 10,000s. MRSA alone killed 19,000 in 2005, the latest year for which I can find official US figures (it is now much higher, of course).
Now Clostridium difficile has joined the fray. It's name says it all. It's difficult to control and it's antibiotic-resistant form is now killing 5,000 people a year in the USA alone.
According to a report (November 1st 2009) one strain of MRSA is five times more lethal than what has gone before. The mortality is 50%, compared to 11% for the "normal" MRSA. Why aren't the newspapers and TV programs screaming about this?
This is NOW! 50/50 is horrendous odds. Like Russian roulette with 3 bullets in the gun.
MRSA is treated with vancomycin, as a last ditch stand. Still half of patients die. But we also have vancomycin resistant enterococcus. The septicemia version is 100% fatal. 40% of hospital admissions in the US for pneumonia are a penicillin resistant strain of Strep. It's getting more and more dangerous by the week.
You need to know these things and you need to know that antibiotics are at an end. It's finished. Over.
Learn your alternatives. If you haven't done so yet, get yourself a copy of my comprehensive report on safe and effective antibiotic alternatives: "How To Survive In A World, Without Antibiotics". There are hundreds of possibililties that work and work well!
Some natural anti-bacterials outperform antibiotics! White tea extract, for example, beats tetracycline and vancomyin, according to a study sponsored by the US Department of Agriculture. From such an impeccable source, with no alternative medicine leanings, this is a finding that cannot be ignored.
I did all this resaerch for you and put it all in the eBook (downloadable PDF) at:
Go watch the video and act; don't wait till somebody gets sick it will too late!
2. Flax Seed Oil - Amazing!
Sometimes thought of as the "new" craze, flaxseed has a l-o-n-g history!
Flaxseed was cultivated in Babylon as early as 3000 BC. By the 8th century, King Charlemagne believed so strongly in the health benefits of flaxseed that he passed laws requiring his subjects to consume it.
Now it's enjoying a rennaissance (literally: new birth) and flaxseed is found in all kinds of foods, from crackers to frozen waffles to oatmeal. Scores of new products are flooding the market that list flax or flaxseed as an ingredient. It's not only being supplied to humans but also flaxseed is fed to the doughty chickens who are charged with producing for us all those eggs that are "higher in omega-3 fatty acids".
It's a natural foodstuff; that's good. It's reputation is centered mainly on the omega-3 content. But flaxseed also contain lignans; in fact 75- 800 times more lignans than other plant foods. Lignans in flaxseed have been shown to reduce atherosclerotic plaque buildup by up to 75%. So great for the heart.
Lignans also have certain estrogenic properties. A 2007 study reported that 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed (taken twice each day) cut a menopausal women's hot flashes in half. And, the intensity of their hot flashes dropped by 57%. That's pretty significant. And it was quick: the women noticed a difference after talking the daily flaxseed for just one week, and achieved the maximum benefit within two weeks.
Flaxseed also reduces bad cholesterol, improves blood sugar in diabetics and lowers inflammation in any tissue.
Finally, flaxseed has great anti-cancer properties. You may have read in my book Cancer Confidential that Joanna Budwig built one of the most successful cancer treatments around this humble seed. I explained in detail how this harnesses the special electrons (pi electrons) released from the Sun, which have the magic equivalent of oxygen when they reach the tissues.
The best way to take it is cold-pressed flaxseed oil (otherwise it is worthless). You can grind your own flaxseed, to make oil (more like a paste really). Don't forget to do this. Remember how Oprah was embarrassed on air on one of her programs when she was told you have to grind it first! She hadn't been doing it right and was just passing poop full of undigested flax seeds!
Don't grind it till the moment you need it. Air turns fresh oils rancid very quickly. Add fresh ground flaxseed to your oatmeal, smoothies, soup, or yogurt. You can use it in baking. Substitute ground flaxseed for part of the flour in recipes for quick breads, muffins, rolls, bread, bagels, pancakes, and waffles. Try replacing 1/4 to 1/2 cup of the flour with ground flaxseed if the recipe calls for 2 or more cups of flour.
Keep it refridgerated at all times. Pour it cold onto salads too!
I've lost about 16 pounds recently, thanks to an easy program I'll share with you in the near future. 2 treats I have found OK. First, my own designer chocolate. People have lost over 100 lbs, just eating this amazing delicious chocolate food: http://www.doctorkeithschocolate.com
The other big secret I found was the delight of noodles NOT made with grains. They are called shiritake noodles and have zero calories. Check out this broadcast:
And if you are not quite sure that rabies (hydrophobia) is one of the most horrible ways to die, watch this YouTube short video:
Hydrophobia means abject terror of water. What hope is there then for life?
If (God forbid) you or a loved one ever face this condition, remember Belladonna. I would take it, plus a rabies nosode (hydrophobinum) and Lyssin 30C, immediately after the vaccination. Yes, I WOULD get this vaccine too. Belt and braces we call it in Britain (hedging your bets in most territories).
The acute picture of belladonna is well known, with its characteristic heat, redness, dryness, sudden violence (rabid), and intensity resembling atropine poisoning. Rabies, as I explained last time, is an encephalitis or "brain inflammation".
If you opt for the vaccine and suffer consequences, homeopathy is a good way to pull you out of it. Cantharis, lachesis and stramonium are remedies to consider.
I repeat one last time what the crackpots will deny: vaccination, despite its considerable dangers, is the only effective treatment for rabies to date. Every day I don't die of this terrible disease, I thank Louis Pasteur.
I wonder how many of his critics would refuse to be treated, on principle, if they were to be bitten by a rabid animal? Not one, I suspect.
5. Have You Thought Of A Pedometer?
A pedometer is, literally, a “foot meter”. It actually
counts steps. You wear it on your boots or belt and each time you
move and joggle it, it records the step.
It’s a great little
device, very inexpensive, and with enormous health potential if
you let it talk to you! A report from Stanford University School
of Medicine just published has shown what a great tool it can be
in keeping trim by focusing you on the number of steps you take
Researchers analyzed 26 published studies on pedometers
and the effect they have on increasing daily physical activity.
In all, the studies followed 2,767 participants, 85% of them women,
with an average age of 49. They participated in the pedometer and
activity research for about 18 weeks.
Wearing the pedometer boosted
physical activity by about 2,000 steps a day, equivalent to approximately
one mile, or burning about 100 more calories. Not a lot you may
think. But my big teaching on calories and weight loss is that
(assuming your weight has been steady some time) is that you only
need to reduce calories very slightly, or increase your activity
very slightly, in order to start losing weight. You were in balance,
even if overweight; well, if you tip the balance every so slightly
in your favor, you will start to shed weight.
That’s what happened in these studies; weight loss was only
slight but enough to gradually move participating individuals out
of the obese category. It’s simple logic really, not medical
But what emerged is that you need to pay attention to your
pedometer and set specific targets: say 5,000 steps a day. In fact
my recommendation for weight loss, supported by the studies, is
for 10,000 steps a day, or roughly 5 miles. But that does not mean
as purposeful exercise. You walk around at the office and at home,
don’t you? (I sincerely hope so!). All those steps count
So if you are physically active at work, not just sitting down
and using the phone, you will need far less additional exercise
than someone who sits all day, at a desk or in a vehicle. Again,
that’s just logic.
On average, the systolic blood pressure
(the upper reading) decreased by almost 4 points. [report in the
Nov. 21 2007 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association].
joke? A pedometer only costs about $15 (avoid the junk ones at
$1 on Amazon). Line it up above your hip bone, a little to the
right of where a pant crease line would be, then test it. Take
20 steps, which you count, to see if it records correctly. If not,
adjust the position until it does. A pedometer cannot tell whether
a step is large or small so to set it up to measure distance (hence
calories etc) you need to teach it. Measure 10 average steps that
you take and divide. 100 is more accurate but that’s more
difficult to measure.
Best of all would be to walk a measured mile
at your normal pace but count the steps while you do it. A bit
of math will give you a fairly accurate figure for the length of
your stride. Check it against your height too: Females: Your height
x .413 equals your stride length. Males: Your height x .415 equals
your stride length.
Pedometers work on different mechanisms, including:
piezo-electric accelerometers (most accurate), a coiled spring
mechanism, and hairspring mechanisms. You can get lots of additional
features, at extra cost, such as calorie estimates, clocks, timers,
stopwatches and speed estimators, 7-day memory, pulse rate readers.
have the Omron HJ-720ITC USB Pocket Pedometer, which has computer
software that enables you to monitor changes over time.
Reading this new research reminded of a diet I heard of some
years back called The Step Diet. It was a great idea, translating
calories into steps: you could eat an ice-cream. You just had to “pay
for it” with some steps. The book listed the step-equivalent
of most food helpings. Brilliant! (wish I’d thought of it).
book offers other advice. To manage food intake, the book recommends
a 75% rule - eat what you normally eat at first, but leave a quarter
of it on your plate. Or for buffets, eat no portion larger than
your fist. This simple method allows the reader to continue eating
their favorite foods without causing hunger while reducing total
The book comes with a very simple pedometer. But, hey,
you can have it as a spare!
You can get The Step Diet on Amazon
So, that's all for this week!
Be well; find the sacred in all you do, otherwise don't do it!
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