Some people argue that the Fountain of Youth can be found in something that every nursing mammal produces: colostrum.
The protective benefits of colostrum have a long history. According to Dr. Andrew Keech, ancient Egyptian art depicts pharaohs drinking colostrum in order become immortal. (1) And most farmers will tell you that a new calf will not live long if it does not drink at least once from its mother’s first milk. (more…)
Many people can relate to the experience of brushing up against a stinging nettle plant in a pasture or meadow. The unforgettable chemical burn creates mean welts which can sting for a week. However, stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) has such healing capabilities that many of the newer green super-food manufacturers add it to their compounds. Nettle is high in vitamin A and C, and is chock full of minerals, especially calcium and iron. Research indicates that nettle is beneficial for benign prostate hyperplasia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis. Midwives love stinging nettle as a pregnancy herb. (more…)
Supply-driven marketing not only turns the nation into pill-popping hypochondriacs, it distracts from Pharma’s drought of real drugs for real medical problems.
December 6, 2011 |
It used to be joked that a consultant is someone who borrows your watch to tell you what time it is. These days, the opportunist is Big Pharma, which raises your insurance premiums and taxes while providing you “low-priced” drugs that you paid for. (more…)
Over a half decade ago Professor Jared Diamond, in his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Guns, Germs, and Steel, famously wrote
“The adoption of agriculture, supposedly our most decisive step toward a better life, was in many ways a catastrophe from which we have never recovered.”
Dr Diamond was referring, of course, to the devolution of human health that took place as mankind suffered the corporal transformation driven by the mismatch between hunter-gatherer genes and an agricultural diet and lifestyle. Smaller stature, decreased cortical bone thickness, obesity, increased incidence of infectious diseases, dental caries, periodontal disease, vitamin deficiencies, and even famine – all common in agriculturists – were not, for the most part, the lot of pre-agricultural man. (more…)
What effect do toxic bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract have on autoimmune disease? Laboratory rodent studies indicate that GI bacteria and their toxins (e.g., gram-negative bacteria cell wall components) contribute to the development of autoimmune diseases. Absorption of these toxins from the GI tract stimulates inflammatory and immune responses. J. Vaahtovuo et al.reported significant difference in the GI bacterial makeup in people with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) compared with controls in their 2008 study (J Rheumatol 2008;35:1500–1505). Is it possible to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis by reducing toxic bacteria in the GI tract? (more…)
Conventional medicine tends to view autoimmune illness as the result of an overstimulated immune system that attacks organs and tissues as if they were foreign invaders. “Immune suppression, the mainstream medical treatment of choice for auto-immune disorders, completely overlooks the upstream cause, toxic overload, and the downstream detoxification deficiency that leads to the immune system’s confusion in distinguishing self from invader,” write Jodi Friedlander, MS, and Ed Bauman, MEd, PhD. Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, type 1 diabetes, systemic lupus erythematosis (SLE), Addison’s disease, and Crohn’s disease affect 5% to 8% of the US population. (more…)