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In a society riddled with complicated, expensive and even dangerous detoxification methods, oil pulling offers a technique that is refreshingly simple. Oil pulling is a practice taken from Ayurvedic medicine that involves swishing, or pulling, unrefined oil in your mouth for several minutes. The modern adaptation of oil pulling has only recently become popular in Western society, but already many are reporting amazing results from this unorthodox therapy.

Why should anyone practice oil pulling? What are the benefits?

The alleged benefits of oil pulling cover everything from curing gingivitis to facilitating weight loss. Some users even report a decrease in gray hair! However, since oil pulling is not a scientifically documented procedure, claims like these should probably be taken with a grain of salt. On the other hand, since oil pulling is such an easy and virtually harmless practice, it’s certainly worth a try to see if some real benefits can be had. Here is a list of some of the benefits associated with oil pulling:

– Whiter, straighter teeth
– Healthy, pink gums
– Increased energy
– Decreased migraine headaches
– Clear sinuses
– Less severe asthma
– Decreased allergies
– Improved PMS symptoms
– Regulated menstrual cycles
– Better sleep
– Clear skin

Overall, oil pulling is known as a powerful method of detoxifying the body. Coconut oil expert Dr. Bruce Fife and author of Oil Pulling Therapy says, “Oil pulling is one of the most remarkable methods of detoxification and healing I have ever experienced in my career as a naturopathic physician.”

How to Practice Oil Pulling:

Traditionally unrefined sunflower or sesame oil was used for oil pulling, but today many other oils are used as well. Unrefined olive or coconut oil come highly recommended if you don’t want to use the traditional oils.

– Ideally oil pulling should be done first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.
– About one tablespoon of oil should be used.
– A couple drops of essential oil or a healing oil like oregano can be added if desired.
– Swish the oil slowly and methodically, not vigorously.
– Try to make sure the oil reaches every region of your mouth.
– Be careful not to swallow the oil.
– Continue swishing the oil for at least 10 minutes, preferably more like 20 minutes.
– The oil will become very thin and foamy as you swish.
– Spit the oil out and rinse your mouth thoroughly with pure water.
– Brush with a natural toothpaste afterwards.

Oil pulling can be done as often as you like. Daily sessions are recommended if you have specific health problems you are trying to address with oil pulling. This traditional practice is also an excellent measure to add to your daily routine to facilitate detoxification and overall health.

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Good Food, Bad Food – We are indeed what we eat

I find it rather interesting that so many people find it difficult to visualize the concept of eating right.

Imagine owning a brand new car with a brand new engine. Every day, three times a day, you pour bad oil and bad stuff into the engine. Three times a day, every day. How long do you think this engine will last before it breaks down? Soon, we find the engine not as smooth as before, not as powerful and making noises you never heard before. The engine is talking to you. It is calling out for help. Your body is no different.

We eat three times a day (some people more). Each time, we pour food into our mouths. That’s three times a day times the number of years we have lived. We were all born with the most wonderful immune system there is, an immune system that man will never be able to replicate, no matter how hard we try or hard smart we are. But putting bad food in our bodies on a prolonged basis puts tremendous strain on our organs (especially the kidneys and liver) and our immune system. Facing such abuse, no immune system can function optimally. And when the immune system is compromised, diseases take over. And we still wonder why we get sick!?

Can you visualize the oil, trans fat and all the bad things we consistently pour into our mouths? Yes, they all taste good and that’s precisely why we find it so difficult to discipline ourselves when it comes to food. And the good and healthy food sometimes may taste rather bland, I will admit. But I do not go around preaching that people become vegans or eat only organic food. I believe in balance and moderation.

So what’s so difficult about moderating our diet so that we eat more healthy stuff and less of the bad stuff?

Of course some may now ask – so what is healthy stuff and what is bad stuff? That’s for another day…


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A fifteen-year journey from disease to health

When David Servan-Schreiber, a dedicated scientist and doctor, was diagnosed with brain cancer, his life changed. Confronting what medicine knows about the illness and the little-known workings of his body’s natural cancer-fighting capabilities, and marshaling his own will to live, Servan-Schreiber found himself on a fifteen-year journey from disease and relapse into scientific exploration and, finally, to health. Combining memoir, concise explanation of what makes cancer cells thrive and what inhibits them, and drawing on both conventional and alternative ways to slow and prevent cancer, Anticancer is revolutionary.

It is a moving story of a doctor’s inner and outer search for balance; radical in its discussion of the environment, lifestyle, and trauma; and compelling and cautionary in its proposal that cancer cells lie dormant in all of us—and that we all must care for the “terrain” in which they exist.

Advocating a sea change in the way we understand and confront cancer, Anticancer is a radical synthesis of science and personal experience, an inspiring personal journey, and certainly a guide to “a new way of life.”

Anticancer tells us:

  • Why the traditional Western diet creates the conditions for disease and how to develop a science-based anticancer diet
  • How and why sugar and stress feed cancer—and ways to achieve life balance and good nutrition to combat it
  • Why the effects of helplessness and unhealed wounds affect our ability to restore health
  • How to reap the benefits of exercise, yoga, and meditation
  • How to minimize environmental toxins
  • How to find the right blend of traditional and alternative health care

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Suzanne Somers Knockout Cancer Stanislaw Burzynski James Forsythe Nicholas Gonzalez

Knockout by Suzanne Somers, Attacks Cancer Establishment by Jeffrey Dach MD

Suzanne’s new book, Knockout, relates her personal story with cancer.  In the book, she interviews three pioneering MD’s who successfully treat cancer patients with new treatments not recognized by the cancer establishment.  The book is a bold and daring move which attacks the cancer establishment.

The Establishment Fights Back- Larry King Cancelled

Suzanne’s scheduled Book Interview on the Larry King Live show was cancelled and replaced by Wolf Blitzer with nonsense content.  The cancelled Larry King Show with Suzanne included two of the doctors from her book, Stanislaw Burzynski and Nicholas Gonzalez.  Wolf says the show has been rescheduled for Friday night at 9 PM.

Why the cancellation?  I suspect the networks are being pressured by the cancer establishment not to air the show.  After all, cancer treatment is a big business, and allowing Suzanne Somers to appear will take a huge bite out of annual profits for chemotherapy, radiation and surgery treatments for cancer.  I seriously doubt the show will air at all.

The Failed War Against Cancer

Regarding cancer treatment, I sense a general feeling of frustration in the population.  On a personal note, I can tell you that many people in my community are stricken and dying from cancer with little help from the mainstream medical system.  The medical treatments with cytotoxic chemotherapy are cruel and barbaric treatments, serving to prolong agony and suffering for a few additional months.  Friends and family stand by, helplessly, watching their loved one gradually succumb.

This dismal failure of conventional cancer treatment was recently highlighted by the rapid demise of Ed Kennedy with a fatal brain tumor, a glioblastoma.  In spite of the best care available in the US, a high profile personality who had actually crafted health care legislation himself,  suffered the same dismal 6-12 month survival as anyone else.

The Time is Ripe for Health Reform

Perhaps Suzanne Somers also correctly reads this public frustration with cancer, and her new book is perfectly timed to take advantage of the changing tide of sentiment.

She trots out onto the stage three MD’s working outside of the mainstrem cancer paradigm with considerable success.  Here they are:

Stanislaw R. Burzynski, M.D., Ph.D

Dr. Burzynsi isolated peptides which have anticancer activity, and infuses these back into the cancer patient.  Results have been impressive for brain tumors, such as the one that killed Ed Kennedy, and another type of cancer called lymphomas.

James W. Forsythe M.D

Dr Forsythe has considerable success treating cancer with a nutritional supplement called Poly-MVA, invented by Merrill Garnett.

Nicholas Gonzalez MD

Dr Gonzalez treats cancer with a protocol developed by William Kelly based on the work of embryologist John Beard called the Trophoblast Theory of Cancer.  Gonzalez uses high dose pancreatic enzymes along with a detailed nutritional supplement program.  He has had considerable success with cancer remissions in advanced cases.

Rather than hailed as pioneers, all three have been hounded by regulatory agencies and persecuted for “thinking outside the box”.

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