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Health Care Reform or Destruction?

September 2nd, 2009
Health Care Reform

Health Care Reform

I cannot believe what Washington is trying to shove down our throats in the name of health care reform.  In every way it provides less care, less options, less treatments, rationing, longer waits, fewer procedures, costs more, forcing public funded abortion, unionizing 20% of our economy to buy votes, dictating what treatments you can receive, providing health care to non-citizens on our dime, they can kick you out of their program if you disagree with them and on and on and on…

One of the few with some common sense

Why do we have to trash what is working for 85% of Americans in order to cover the 15% that don’t have health insurance?  I don’t recall anywhere in the Constitution that the federal government is required to provide anything but security for this nation.  That being said, there are better options than taking away from the mass majority to provide for the minority of uninsured – especially those that do not work because they choose not to.

Why has congress opted out of this program if it is so wonderful?  It is good enough for everyone but them.  Even President Obama says he would not participate in this socialized medicine program.  Call it what it is, Socialized medicine.  Look how well it is working in Canada and the UK.  Panels that determine what your life is worth and whether you get life saving treatment or not.

Did I mention these socialized programs are going broke?  What then?  Where are we going to come up with doctors for 46 million additional people?  Who would want to become a doctor when the government  decides to save health care dollars by limiting your salary (it is in the plan).

Don’t allow this administration to take away ANOTHER right from you.  We are losing our rights at an unprecedented rate in the history of the United States of America.  Take a stand for your health care freedom and all your freedoms (at least the one’s that are left).

Health Secrets

July 21st, 2009

Health Secrets or Lack of Knowledge?

Health Secrets or Lack of Knowledge?

Health secrets – what are they and why are they secret?  Actually they are not secret at all, just not well known.  Even most medical doctors lack the knowledge to obtaining and maintaining good health.  It is not taught in medical school or their other college courses.  It is not taught in our public schools so how would we know how to obtain optimum health?  The knowledge is not provided by any government agency, how would one know?

Yes the government and other health related agencies push their agendas and mediocre at best health tips and advice.  The food pyramid is a perfect example of bad information.  Recently revised food pyramid pushes carbohydrates, tells people to shy away from meats and fats which are essential to good health (sorry vegetarians – you are operating under bad knowledge).  Too many carbs are bad.  Notice how we are getting fatter and heart disease, cancer and diabetes is growing?

How many times have they retracted their statements on health?  Eggs are bad – nope eggs are good, butter and lard are bad, use margarine and vegetable oil – wait, margarine and vegetable oil are hydrogenated oil / trans-fat – causes inflammation clogs your arteries and veins.  Dairy must be pasteurized and homogenized(per FDA) – changing the milk into Franken-proteins which wreak havoc on our digestive systems and bodies – not to mention the antibiotics and hormones pumped into the cows.  Milk is not even a good source of absorbable calcium.  This “health knowledge” is pushed by whoever funds the study (profit or control is the motive) – not your best interest.

With our ever increasing knowledge of health, why the increase in allergies, heart disease, digestive problems, diabetes, autism, ADHD, depression, anxiety…  Why the need for drugs which only treat symptoms, they don’t fix a thing.  Ever look at the over the counter drugs in the grocery store?  At least an entire isle is set aside for heartburn, constipation, diarrhea, headaches, pain, female issues, allergies, colds, coughs – the list goes on and on.  There is more money in treating symptoms – if you cure the illness or affliction, you are no longer a customer.

What are Health Secrets?

Genuine health tips that work.  Here are the building blocks of good health:

  • Nutrition – Our bodies require nutrients to function properly

Nutrition – protein, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber and many more are all required for optimal health.  Like a recipe, 1 missing ingredient and the dish is not as good – same with your health.  Nutrition from our food is the best source if you can find or afford organically grown  fruits and vegetables, organically raised, grass fed livestock and chickens…  Natural based nutritional supplementation must fill in the gaps.

  • Exercise – Our bodies need to move

Blood circulation, lymph movement, digestion and detoxification are all improved with exercise.  Compare it to a car that hasn’t moved in some time – seals dry out, fluids break down, corrosion all occur without movement.

  • Toxins – Removal of the unnatural poisons in our body that man has created

Man has created over 70,000 chemicals, many of which are unhealthy, causing disease, inflammation, DNA damage and cellular death.  These toxins are consumed in the air we breath, water and food we consume and every other un-natural product we consume, bath in or put upon our body.

  • Pathogens – Removal of bad germs, viruses, fungus, yeasts and parasites

This may be the one exception where a drug can cure rather than just mask the symptoms although there are many effective natural alternatives to drugs.  Notice I said bad germs / bacteria, our digestive system and immune systems require “good bacteria” in our gut to assimilate nutrition from our food and displace or kill  bad bacteria, yeasts, food poisoning…  The good bacteria in our gut is said to comprise 80% of our immune function.

  • Mindset – Positive attitude, relieve stress, promote happiness, have purpose

Our minds are very powerful influences on our health.  Psychosomatic illnesses are negative manifestations of our thoughts/mindset and are very real.  A strong will to survive, abundant happiness and positive thinking go far in maintaining health and relieving stress – another killer.

Genuine Health

To have genuine health you must educate yourself in the areas of natural health and self improvement. Don’t fall for every fad or “miracle supplement” out there but filter it with common sense and more natural health information. There is a lot of good information out there and a lot of crap. A good all around natural health website to visit is Mercola.com. There are many good ones out there, some require subscriptions. I have 7 natural health subscriptions to various print and online information websites. For me, it has improved my health immensely and is well worth it. Read some books, go online and find some health secrets.

Blocked Arteries – Naturally Clean Them Out

March 11th, 2009

Clean Out Blocked Arteries Naturally

Blocked arteries are not a death sentence or a life sentence to using heart drugs.  There are natural alternatives to expensive and dangerous drugs.  So called cholesterol drugs – statins are actually dangerous and rob your heart of vital coenzyme Q10 or CoQ10.  Coenzyme Q10 is necessary for cell energy and your heart needs lots of it.  Why would you take something that robs your heart of CoQ10?

Cholesterol is not the heart disease factor it is made out to be.  Inflammation, free radicals and fibrin are much bigger problems as far as blocked arteries goes.  Arteries are damaged by free radicals, cholesterol and fibrin are the body’s attempt to repair the artery.  It is when the cholesterol patch to the arterial wall is hardened by oxidizing from more free radicals or calcified by too much calcium in the blood and/or fibrin not dissolving after it’s short term patching function .   Calcium needs to be balanced with magnesium to be utilized effectively by the body and not combine with cholesterol.

Two natural alternatives to pharmaceuticals are nattokinase and serrapeptase.  These two enzymes dissolve fibrin and cholesterol, clearing the arterial wall throughout the body and brain.  Fibrin is used in the body as a short term patch – scabs are made of fibrin.  The problem is when the body’s natural process to remove the fibrin does not kick in, it builds up.

Nattokinase is a potent fibrinolytic enzyme extracted and highly purified from a traditional Japanese food called Natto, a fermented cheese-like food that has been used in Japan for over 1000 years for its popular taste, and as a folk remedy for heart and vascular diseases. Now, after many centuries in secrecy, nattokinase is finally available in America. Natto is produced by a fermentation process by adding Bacillus natto, a benefical bacteria, to boiled soybeans. The resulting nattokinase enzyme is produced when Bacillus natto acts on the soybeans. While other soy foods contain enzymes, it is only the natto preparation that contains the specific nattokinase enzyme.

By eating this powerful enzyme, the Japanese keep their blood vessels clear and free of dangerous blood clots. Plus, there’s an amazing side effect; because blood flows more freely through your arteries, less blood pressure is required. In fact, a blue ribbon study in Japan showed a 10.9% drop in systolic blood pressure and a 9.7% drop in diastolic blood pressure with nattokinase supplementation.

Doctor Hiroyuki Sumi discovered nattokinase in 1980 while working as a researcher and majoring in physiological chemistry at Chicago University Medical School. After testing over 173 natural foods as potential thrombolytic agents, Sumi found what he was looking for when Natto was dropped onto artificial thrombus (fibrin) in a Petri dish and allowed it to stand at approximately body temperature. The thrombus around the natto dissolved gradually and had completely dissolved within 18 hours.

Blood clots (or thrombi) form when strands of protein called fibrin accumulate in a blood vessel. In the heart, blood clots cause blockage of blood flow to muscle tissue. If blood flow is blocked, the oxygen supply to that tissue is cut off and it eventually dies. This can result in angina and heart attacks. Clots in chambers of the heart can mobilize to the brain. In the brain, blood clots also block blood and oxygen from reaching necessary areas, which can result in senility and/or stroke.

Doctor Hiroyuki Sumi had long researched thrombolytic enzymes searching for a natural agent that could successfully dissolve thrombus (fibrin) associated with blood clots associated with heart attacks and stroke. Sumi named the newly discovered enzyme “nattokinase”, which means “enzyme in natto”. Sumi commented that nattokinase showed “a potency matched by no other enzyme.” Since then, Nattokinase has been the subject of 17 studies.

It has recently been revealed that thrombotic clogging of the cerebral blood vessels may be a cause of dementia. It has been estimated that sixty percent of senile dementia patients in Japan is caused by thrombus. Thrombotic diseases typically include cerebral hemorrhage, cerebral infarction, cardiac infarction and angina pectoris, and also include diseases caused by blood vessels with lowered flexibility, including senile dementia and diabetes.

Don’t you think these inexpensive, natural alternatives make sense and are worth a try?  As always, you will need to check with your doctor if you are on pharmaceuticals for cholesterol, high blood pressure, blood thinners…

Dr. Wright is one of the doctors I follow.  I subscribe to his natural health newsletter.  Here is his general advice for dissolving blood clots (not patient specific – seek the advice of your doctor, unless he recommends a statin).

Dr. Wright: Presently, my recommendations for breaking up clots are:

 

  • Nattokinase — two 138-milligram capsules every four hours to start. Then, as your condition improves, you can taper off to one capsule every four hours, eventually taking only one capsule three times daily.
  • Fish oil — 1 tablespoon three times a day to start, tapering off to 1 tablespoon, twice daily after some progress is made. Eventually, you will be able to take a general maintenance dose of 1 1/2 tablespoonful daily.
  • Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) — 400 IU, three times a day to start, tapering down to 600 IU daily.
  • Vitamin C — 2 grams, three times daily to start, then taper down to 1 gram, three times daily. Vitamin C isn’t a “clotbuster” itself, but it should always be included when your body is under stress.

 

 

Also see: Reversing Heart Disease

PS – Also works on fibrin based joint pain.  Clear your blocked arteries and eliminate joint pain – nice bonus.

Another enzyme that works the same way (maybe even better) is Serrapeptase.  I have used it for elbow pain – took it at bedtime and woke up 95% pain free!