Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Foot patches for detoxing

from vital votes on mercol.com
first post by kansasherbalist:
As a natural health practitioner I have used a certain kind of foot patch with success. I have also used foot baths with success. (I do not have a foot bath machine...I send clients to get them.) I have been practicing for 25 years or more. Several caveats here: Nothing works for all people all the time. Some things do not work ever due to poor quality of ingredients, methodologies, equipment etc. However, high quality foot patches and foot baths done appropriately by the right people with the right equipment at the right time are very effective. I never assume that anything will work for a person or not work. I use muscle testing and try to avoid bias.The "lab tests" could easily be inconclusive because a) the patches were genuinely worthless b) the person who used it did not need it, at least at that time c) the lab does not test for all possible results d) the person did not use it correctly for them i.e. know which foot to place it on or elsewhere on the body.

Natural health practices, supplements, are subject to being fraudulent just as in mainstream practice. Dr. Mercola needs to consider the above paragraph before being too hasty in judgment, however. Just because the FDA or some lab "disqualifies" a product or therapy may not make it so. The reverse is also true: Just because a lab endorses something does not mean it is always effective for everyone either. I have yet to find one product or therapy that everyone needs all the time.

You cannot put people, their health or lack thereof, in a box. Each person is an individual and requires individualized therapies. I do not recommend foot baths or patches to everyone...in fact, to only a few and with very specific instructions for them when I do recommend them. There are many, many possibilities for therapies, many of which cost very little or nothing.

second post by 2fit4u:
I work very closely with several companies who have had tremendous results with reversing terminal illnesses. I have several clients who have not only beat the odds their medical doctors gave them...but are experiencing life and life abundantly after their treatments. Myself included. I had adrenal tumors and breast cancer and I worked with organizations like spicemedint.com and Lectro Chi Premier Energy Foot Spas and of course structured water...oral chelation and proper lifestyle management (eating right, exercising, massage, chiropractic, EFT, etc)! I am not only cancer free, I have already outlived the "time frame" my doctors gave me. I am a fitness and lifestyle instructor and trainer...living life to the fullest. I have used most of the major reputable companies with ionic cleansing and the Lectro Chi is by far the best. In regards to the foot patches, I have some clients who have gone on camping trips and needed to continue their "foot bath treatments" and took the patches...I agree that some are better than others...but if you are in the backwoods and are not up to date with the latest techno tools...using the patches to balance and stimulate the body's energy zones...meridians, even a foot soak in an epsom salt foot soak is beneficial...or a foot massage...proper fitting shoes. Research your products...try them for yourself...and make quality decisions. Don't take just anyone's word for it...try it!!!!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Are Weeds Taking Over Your Yard?

From Six Wise:
It's time to fight back, using all-natural methods of course. (The last thing you want to do is douse your outdoor living space with toxic yard chemicals.) Fortunately, the following non-toxic methods are all very effective at killing weeds (and are totally harmless to you as well):

Pour boiling water on them (this works best for weeds in driveway cracks and sidewalks).
Pull them out by hand.

Spray them with vinegar (be careful not to spray plants you want as it will kill them too).

Apply mulch, it will help to keep weeds away. For even more weed prevention, put a barrier such as newspaper or paper bags underneath the mulch.

To fertilize your plants naturally use crushed eggshells or even the water from boiled eggs. Certain plants like roses, evergreens, hydrangeas and gardenias also love coffee grounds.


From Mercola?

What Typically Triggers Migraine Headaches?

There are many potential triggers, and what triggers a migraine for one might not trigger it in another. However, here are several of the most commonly reported triggers:

* Food and Drink: Many people experience migraines when they eat certain foods, especially wheat, dairy, sugar, artificial preservatives or chemical additives. Cured or processed meats, alcohol, aspartame, caffeine, and MSG are common culprits.
* Allergies: Including food allergies and food sensitivities, and chemical sensitivities.
* Dehydration and/or Hunger
* Changes in sleeping cycle: Both missing sleep and oversleeping can trigger a migraine.
* Stress: Any kind of emotional trauma can trigger a migraine, even after the stress has passed.
* Physical exertion: Extremely intense exercise has been known to bring on migraines.
* Hormones: Some women experience migraines before, or during their periods, during pregnancy, or during menopause. Others may get migraines from hormonal medications like birth control pills, or hormone replacement therapy.
* External stimuli: Bright lights, fluorescent lights, loud noises and strong smells (even pleasant ones) can trigger a migraine.
* Weather changes, Seasonal changes, and changes in Altitude

Quick, Natural Tips to Relieve a Migraine

Preventing migraines begins by avoiding the triggers. Most often this means eating healthy whole foods (avoiding most processed ones) and managing your stress effectively.

Avoiding wheat, grains, sugar and all fluids but water seem to be particularly effective.

Regular exercise will also help to keep migraines away by improving your response to stress along with the underlying inflammatory conditions that can trigger migraines.

Ideally, these are the things to focus on so that you can reduce your migraines altogether.

But if a migraine does strike and you need relief NOW, try:

1. Stimulating your body's natural painkilling ability. By putting pressure on a nerve just under your eyebrow, you can cause your pituitary gland to release painkilling endorphins immediately.

2. Taking 10 teaspoons of cayenne pepper in a glass of water. Endorphins are released by your brain when the cayenne hits your stomach lining.

3. Using Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Newcomers who use this simple process by themselves achieve relief 50 percent to 80 percent of the time and, in many cases, the relief is complete and permanent. More sophisticated uses by an EFT expert may be required for some migraine sufferers.

4. Green apple scent. One study found that the scent significantly relieved migraine pain. This may also work with other scents that you enjoy so consulting with an aromatherapist may be beneficial.

Other useful techniques include:

o Putting a cold compress on your forehead or behind your neck
o Massaging your ears and ear lobes
o Massaging the "crown" of your head -- the ring of muscles that circle your head where a crown would sit

Some people even say that having a purring cat, which sends out low frequency vibrations, next to their head relieves migraine pain.

The point is that there are many, many, non-drug options out there, and finding the one that works for you is likely just a matter of trial and error.

Also see my other posts on this subject

If you have psoriasis...

Here are some ideas from HSI:

[psoriasis is not a fungus as far as I know, but here are comments left at HSI]

Both psoriasis and seborrhea are fungal afflictions fed by faulty nutrition. Many have eliminated either condition by eating two eggs every day. Results are seen in under thirty days. Temporary topical treatment consists of 1% hydrocortisone cream (with aloe vera is best) twice a day."

"Get a small bottle of oil of oregano. Mix a few drops into your shampoo. It will kill the fungus within a few days. These symptoms are also the same for the onset of type 2 Diabetes...itchy skin that flakes, even in moustache or eyebrows."

Steve: "For psoriasis and eczema you can use Olive leaf extract internally. You can also do colon and liver cleanses which can help clear many diseases and skin conditions. I think Eastpark Research is the best brand, it is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, antiparasitic and your condition could be related to any one of these or all. You can use Eastparks topical cream as well. I have also seen excellent results applying colloidal silver spray topically. Sovereign Silver is an excellent brand but others will work as well. The key with colloidal silver is that if it is wet it is working, if it's dry reapply. Wet gauze with colloidal is a good way to apply if the rash is localized."

Mary Heckler: "I had a friend who had psoriasis really bad. She started going to the beach everyday and swimming in the salt water... her psoriasis started clearing up a lot."

Let's do the math: If milk thistle supports liver health, and if poor liver function is one of the triggers that sets off psoriasis, then…I'll let this message from an HSI member named Angus complete the equation. "I tried the usual psoriasis remedies from the MDs and had no success. Three months ago I started getting psoriasis on my legs, up until then it had remained on my scalp. Something in the back of my mind (I read all your emails and monthly newsletters) said to me that when the liver can't clean the blood properly the results can show up on the skin. So I got out a bottle of liquid milk thistle and started taking two tablespoons a day. One in the morning and one in the late evening. The result is – drum roll please – the psoriasis on my legs has cleared up and gone away, and my scalp is almost completely cleared up (this has been confirmed by my barber). I expect within a couple of months I will be psoriasis free for the first time in about 15 years.


Some info on alternative cancer care: CancerTutor.com has a lot of different information. (I found out about this site from a man from church. He has stage 4 cancer, please pray for him.) I also like Gerson.org, and  curezone.com. Other sites with good eating info are westonaprice.org and mercola.com. 
Some different things I heard that other people have done to cure themselves from cancer is: drink Young Living's NingXia Red, drink a cup of fresh juiced veggies at least 5 times a day, eat only raw food, cut out all garbage from the diet (eat things as closely to the way God made them, no: MSG, aspartame, spenda, HFCS, white flour, refined anything, fluoride, chlorine, pasteurized anything, preservatives, pesticides, margarine, vegetable oils, sugar etc.) this means eat organic and buy your eggs, milk and meat and poultry from a farm you know raises these things correctly. Good bone broth. Coffee enemas described at Gerson and CureZone. Eliminate toxins from the house: plastic, any new carpeting and furniture (it out-gasses higher amounts of formaldehyde) chemical cleaners and products. Do cleanses of parasites, colon, bladder, liver and heavy metals. Sleep and good water and relax and pray and trust. God's most holy will be done. Research and do things specific to your type of cancer. Garlic, habanero peppers, cod liver oil. Increase vitamin D, A, B12 and K2, get a lot of sunshine. Most (if not all) people who get cancer are deficient in vitamin D, this is very important. Do not put anything on your skin or in your mouth that you wouldn't eat. Detoxify. Clean out electromagnetic pollution. As always this is not to be construed as medical advice. These I things I have heard helped other people in various combinations. I am not a doctor. You have to take your health into your hands. See a doctor if you can find a good one that will work with you. Use essential oils (ones that don't use solvents to extract oils).