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Can We Eat to Starve Cancer?

The Answer is a Resounding YES!

What is Cancer?

Cancer is where a group of abnormal cells grow and hijack the body’s normal balanced system of angiogenesis. The tumor needs nutrients and oxygen to grow and spread and does this by sending chemical signals that stimulate angiogenesis in the area, in turn allowing blood, oxygen and nutrients to be sent to the tumor and continue growing.

There are articles and evidence that show good research that we may be able to…

Dr. William Li Cancer Researcher

Dr. Li presents a new way to think about treating cancer and other diseases: anti-angiogenesis, preventing the growth of blood vessels that feed a tumor.

The crucial first (and best) stepEating cancer-fighting foods that cut off the supply lines and beat cancer at its own game.

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Sciatic Nerve Pain – Cause & Relief

I have often heard people talk about a pain that is in the back of their thigh and runs down the back of the leg. This can sometimes be Sciatic nerve pain.

What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a term used to describe radiating pain that travels along the path of the sciatic nerve, running from your lower spine through the buttock and down the back of the leg. It flares when the sciatic nerve is irritated or pinched by any of a range of problems in your lower back.

Stretch to relieve Sciatic Nerve Pain

To help with relief from Sciatic Nerve Pain – Dr. Steve has a really simple stretch that may just help you in your day.

This Stretch is called the Pirformis Stretch for low back pain and Sciatica.
The tightness in these muscles often happens from extended sitting or even bouncing on a tractor seat or a bumpy ride in a big truck.

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Manage Your Fear

Manage Your Fear – There is Creativity Living Beyond Fear

Don’t let fear immobilize you. However, this does not mean you should try to stomp it out entirely. Fear exists for a reason, we just need to learn how to “manage” it. 

I found this concept fascinating recently when listening to a podcast of Elizabeth Gilbert interviewing Marie Forleo. Both of these women are fascinatingly creative ladies – I could sit and listen to them all day. Anyways, Elizabeth Gilbert was explaining a concept she talks about in her book:Big Magic- Creative Living Beyond Fear

Moving Beyond Your Fear

I found this very interesting and I wanted to share the basics of what I understood from the conversation with you. 

So many times in my own life I have let fear hold me back in my health journey. 

If I have a busy day for example: I might be afraid I have to eat breakfast because what if there is not any food around at lunchtime (We live in America – like that is going to happen right ?!) 😀. Another “dumb” fear I let creep in on my health journey – I better change my plan to start eating better today and put it off until tomorrow – because today we are going to go out to eat and I don’t want to fail the 1st day. Or how about this one – do you ever do this? I better not get up and exercise early today because then I’ll be too tired this evening and I have a big day ahead of me… I’m sure these things never happen to you though… 😄

Fear can lead to self doubt

😨 Wow! Really?! This podcast really spoke to me on so many levels so let me see if I can explain what I got out of this one piece of her book:

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The Barrel, The Ladder & The Wall

By: Dr Jerry Petermann, 2016

Curious title? Yes, but illustrative for our discussion.

Often an analogy serves best to make a point. We will explore three.

The Barrel
In the world of pickles and whisky, a wooden barrel is the ideal storage vessel. Some people even advertise how their liquor or beer is aged in oak barrels. Laudable, as they even claim to make their barrels for that very purpose.

Now, in the construction of a well-made wooden barrel, the pieces known as staves, must be crafted with perfection to make a liquid tight construction. Even these “perfect” staves must be held in place by some external force; metal bands, to maintain integrity. Should some other external force be placed on the barrel, in most cases these bands will resist catastrophic failure. However, should an external force be applied to a single stave, the entire barrel might collapse, as together all are strong but individually, they are not.

The human body’s complex systems are rather like a barrel of wooden staves held together with “bands” of proper diet, exercise, mental well-being, hydration, supplementation and rest.

Now, comes our modern times with every fad diet, exercise program, supplementation plan and MLM products, hydration by Power Drinks or Vitamin Brews and mental health gurus of every type selling you on meditation, yoga or hiking in the Himalayas to be in contact the Ancient Masters.
Here’s the problem: our “staves” are pushed individually very hard by many of these products, plans and concepts. There is never a balance. And, like the wooden barrel, too much pressure on a single stave, our barrel can collapse!

Example: too much of one particular supplement “for your liver” can disrupt your uptake of calcium, another might be for a “blood cleansing” which is quietly wreaking havoc on your mental cognition and neuron function. Pushed too hard with one particular supplement, the body may malfunction (begin to collapse the barrel”) and you could end up in the hospital or even dead. About 20 years ago, an MLM was promoting a “Natural Weight Loss Program” by boosting a person’s metabolism. Great idea, except the company was using an old Chinese medicinal herb with natural ephedrine. Several people died…their “Metabolism Stave” collapsed completely. Too much of one thing without balance can be deadly.

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Bone Broth Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Any combination of these items: Raw grass fed organic bones
  • Chicken: frames, thigh bones & 2 wings per frame, neck bones
  • Beef/Lamb/Pork: marrow, meaty rib bones, any meaty bones that still have cartilage attached
  • Up to 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Cup Wild Rice
  • Sprouted beans are a great addition too
  • Green Onions cut up   and/or
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 3 celery stalks + tops
  • Filtered water
  • Sea Salt & Pepper to taste. Optional herbs & spices: parsley, garlic & turmeric (to be added at the end)

Method:
Place bones in the pot and cover with water. Add apple cider vinegar. Pre-soak bones for one hour minimum.
After the pre-soak add the remaining ingredients.
Bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover & simmer for 8-12 hours, longer if you have the time to do so. It will give you a richer flavor.
Once time is up turn off the heat and allow the broth to rest in the pot to cool.
Remove bones with tongs and leave any meaty residue in the pot.
Now you have 2 options – strain everything and have a clear broth or have a bone/veggie soup type broth.
You can also make broth in the slow cooker – use the low heat setting.

At bit about bone Broth:
Bone Broth is very healing to the stomach – when you heal the body from the inside out you may notice few problems with all things related to inflammation. Bone Broth also supplies a healthy dose of collogen which is very healing to tendons and joints. This is also a hardy low carb option as part of a weight loss program. Weight loss is often easier when you heal your tummy from the inside out.


Make quick work of this with an Instant Pot 

On those days when stopping to cook is a problem this Bone Broth Protein Powder is a good choice: 

Got Milk?

I struggle with lactose intolerance and so do so many others. This article gave me some great practical insight. You hear so many things – is it the Milk proteins, is it the milk sugars, is it the enzymes… Isn’t yogurt good enough to help with lactose intolerance? 

Dr Eric Z clears up these and many other interesting facts about milk in this article:  What is Lactose Intolerance? (1)

We always hear about wheat and gluten sensitivities, but there probably isn’t a more controversial topic in the food market today than dairy and lactose intolerance.
We’re stuck in the middle of a massive marketing onslaught from both sides of the aisle. No wonder millions of people are confused. The truth is hard to come by in the midst of the ongoing “milk war.”

Milk is good: “Milk does a body good.”

Milk is bad: “People are the only species that drinks another animal’s milk.”

Milk is good: “Got milk?” (included, of course, is a beautiful celebrity with a milk mustache).

Milk is bad: “What’s in YOUR milk?” (and of course, take into consideration the list of harmful chemicals that are linked to everything from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease).

And the list goes on and on.

After sifting through all the different opinions, it becomes quite clear that this isn’t a black-and-white issue, and saying that “milk is bad” or “milk is good” simply leaves a lot to be desired.

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Essential Oil Dilution Chart: Sensitive Skin, Aromatic, Topical and More!

When to dilute the Essential Oils

Essential Oils have many different usages. Knowing what essential oils should be diluted on sensitive skin (S), what essential oils should always be diluted (D) and what essential are safe to use directly on the skin – Neat (N) – is very important.

Application Methods of Essential Oils

The Safest Ways to Apply Essential Oils

Along with that information, it is also important to know what Oils can be used where. We have put together a list of Application Methods.

All the oils can be used Aromatically (A) this would mean things like smelling them from the bottle, placing them in a diffuser or applying them to a natural diffuser, like jewelry, reed diffuser or other items. Many oils are safe to use Topically (T) on the skin. Then several essential oils can be used internally (I) if the oils are a Therapeutic grade of essential oils.

.SKIN SENSITIVITYAPPLICATION METHODS.
N - Neat - Can be used topically without dilutionA - Can be used aromatically
S - Sensitive - Dilute for young or sensitive skinT - Can be used topically
D - Dilute - Always dilute before using TopicallyI - Can be used internally

We have put together an extensive chart below for your reference. This Video will help describe some of these details. It will also show you how you can easily use this quick reference chart.

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FOOD – The MOST Powerful Drug?

By Dr Mark Hyman

Dr Mark Hyman starts out talking about Clayton. Clayton is 12 years old and had severe ADD, he also had Asthma, Anxiety, abdominal pain, and that was just the A’s.

He had a whole list of other problems, Eczema, hives, insomnia to name a few.

His ADD was so bad he could barely write, his penmanship was so bad. Rather than treat his ADD, his Asthma or irritable bowel, his hives, eczema, or anxiety Dr. Hyman simply got his system in balance.

What was really shocking to Dr. Hyman – that lightbulb moment – Mom brought Dr. Hyman a sample of Clayton’s handwriting – you couldn’t read it!

After 2 Months (see picture shared here) his mother brought his homework back and it looked like the 2nd pic…

Hand Writing with ADD vs Handwriting after 2 months of cleaning eating

Dr. Hyman didn’t try to bio-hack his handwriting or treat his brain. All Dr. Hyman did is ask the family to take out the foods that were creating imbalance and putting back things that create balance.

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Vegetable Wash

I found this great recipe for a home-made vegetable wash. This is so easy to make and so handy to use. Vinegar and lemon essential oil have many antimicrobial properties so it works well to your vegetables with.

Why use Lemon Essential Oils to wash your fruit? 

Lemon Essential Oil helps cut through the oily and waxy substances that are used on fruit and vegetables. Some of those substances on the fruits and vegetables are pesticides, some are substances stores use to make the fruit shine and stay fresh-looking longer. 

Recipe for Vegetable Wash

Recipe for Vegetable & Fruit Wash
  •  1 cup filtered or distilled water
  • 3/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 10 drops of Lemon essential oil 
  • 16 oz glass spray bottle

Spray this on your fruit or vegetables and wait a little bit – then wash.  The other way is to put a 2 teaspoons in a basin of water and wash fruit with it. 

Emulsify your Essential Oils for your Veggie Wash

The essential oils tend to float to the top of your spray so be sure to shake well before each use.  Unless you emulsify the oils into the baking soda – We will show you how to do that on the video.

Vinegar and Baking Soda are important ingredients to help remove the pesticides from the fruit.  While lemon has powerful abilities to kill bacteria. 

Remove dirt, chemicals and bacteria from your fruits and vegetables naturally.

Risks of Artificial Sweeteners

Article by Dr Mark Hyman

See the complete Article here: DrHyman.com and watch the video too
“I know you’re not big on sugar and frequently tell people to cut down on it,” writes this week’s House Call. “But what about artificial sweeteners? Can I use those instead?”

Sadly, the answer is emphatically no. Human, animal, experimental, and other studies show artificial sweeteners can be just as bad and maybe even worse than regular sugar.

Artificial sweeteners have long been positioned as “guilt-free,” innocuous, safe alternatives, so why would I argue they are actually worse than sugar?

Manufacturers love to position zero-calorie sweetened foods and drinks as better because they create a “halo effect” and they know you’re more likely to buy them.

We’re surrounded by low-calorie or calorie-free foods and diet soft drinks that contain artificial sweeteners touted as healthy or consequence-free. As a result, the number of Americans who consume products that contain sugar-free sweeteners grew from 70 million in 1987 to 160 million in 2000.

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