Turmeric: Is There A Big Pharma-Media Conspiracy Against This Herb?
By Jon Yaneff, CNP - Natural Blaze
December 29, 2017
Everywhere you go, turmeric is there. It’s in your food, fused into your latte or tea, part of your skin-healing facemask. And some people even juice the stuff! What’s more, doctors are treating everything from Alzheimer’s disease to cancer with it. Whether used whole or in supplement form, there is seemingly nothing it can’t do.
Turmeric, also known as Curcuma longa, is the Swiss army knife of the herb kingdom. This legendary spice has been used in Chinese and Indian folk medicine for over 5,000 years.
Is Turmeric as Effective as Conventional Drugs?
Turmeric is such an icon in the culinary and natural medicinal worlds that it often reminds me of a superhero. Today, 10,000-plus studies reference the powerful effects of turmeric and curcumin (its most active ingredient) in the treatment or prevention of several horrific diseases. A growing number of researchers have even concluded that this spice compares favorably with various conventional drugs, including antidepressants, anti-inflammatories, and even chemotherapy drugs.
Turmeric and the powerful polyphenol curcumin have been fighting crime (I mean disease) for millennia with much success. At the same time, the super villain Big Pharma (aka the pharmaceutical industry) will do whatever it takes to stand in its way. After all, nothing bothers Big Pharma more than natural, side effect-free solutions that work as well as or better than the pharmaceutical drugs they offer.
Media Attacks Turmeric, but Should You Believe Them?
The mainstream media appears to be the ally of drug companies. Exaggerated, embellished, and possibly fabricated headlines regularly make bad guys out of natural remedies that evidence suggests protect and heal us.
For instance, a Forbes headline read: “Everybody Needs To Stop With This Turmeric Molecule.” Another publication stated: “Forget What You’ve Heard: Turmeric Seems To Have Zero Medicinal Properties.” The job of these attention-grabbing titles is to warn scientists and consumers that curcumin, and likely turmeric itself, is a “waste of money and time.”
Where is all this coming from? The basis for this attack stems from a paper published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry in January. The perspective review stated that no double-blind, placebo-controlled, human trials (randomized control trials; RCTs) of curcumin have been successful. As a result, news outlets reported that curcumin doesn’t do anything for your health at all.
That’s an over-simplistic conclusion to come to. You see, the media and some scientists will ignore anything that isn’t a RCT. In other words, the first-hand experiences of success using turmeric are deemed as “anecdotal claims.” And thought of as completely worthless. Also discarded are the thousands of animal (in vivo) and cell (in vitro) studies that illustrate the therapeutic properties of turmeric and curcumin.
The basis for such ignorance is seemingly political, since researchers cannot prove that turmeric, or specifically curcumin, is useful as a drug. Conventional drug development studies run clinical tests on particular compounds, like curcumin. Chemists will favor a reductionist approach with chemicals—and how they interact with the body—while overlooking the fact that herbs have other properties.
The problem with this is that when you isolate a single constituent from a herb or whole food, it behaves more like a chemical and less like a natural food. Basically, extracting curcumin changes the functional properties of turmeric. Therefore, it is unfair to say that, since you have not found the healing powers of curcumin (in certain studies), the healing power of turmeric doesn’t exist. This is a flaw within medicinal chemistry, where the object of the study no longer is seen as a living thing.
Don’t Believe the Anti-Turmeric Hype
Overall, turmeric is much more than curcumin. Its hundreds of components all must work together to benefit a person’s health. While Big Pharma wants to create synthetic curcumin analogs that can be patented, bad curcumin research fails to show positive results experienced by traditional cultures that use natural turmeric.
And, although the media didn’t mention this part, the researchers suggested that future studies take a more holistic approach into account for its chemically diverse elements. They may synergistically add to its potential health benefits.
So, as turmeric gains popularity, the media will continue to discourage you from it. Should one study with an agenda negate the thousands of positive studies that support the beneficial power of this remarkable spice?
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Woman, 67, who battled blood cancer for five years 'recovers after treating it with TURMERIC' in the first recorded case of its kind
Dieneke Ferguson, 67, had given up on gruelling treatments and chemotherapy
With her myeloma spreading she began taking 8g of curcumin a day
The cancer stabilised in what doctors say was the first case of its kind
By BEN SPENCER, MEDICAL CORRESPONDENT FOR THE DAILY MAIL
A woman who battled blood cancer for years with out success finally halted the disease with turmeric, it has been reported.
Dieneke Ferguson is now living a normal life after giving up on grueling treatments that failed to stop it.
Doctors say her case is the first recorded instance in which a patient has recovered by using the spice after stopping conventional medical treatments.
With her myeloma spreading rapidly after three rounds of chemotherapy and four stem cell transplants, the 67-year-old began taking 8g of curcumin a day – one of the main compounds in turmeric.
Dieneke Ferguson had been diagnosed with the blood cancer myeloma in 2007 and had undergone three rounds of chemotherapy as well as four stem cell transplants
The cancer, which has an average survival of just over five years, was causing increasing back pain and she had already had a second relapse.
The tablets are expensive – £50 for ten days – but as kitchen turmeric contains just 2 per cent curcumin it would be impossible to eat enough to get the same dose.
Mrs Ferguson, who was first diagnosed in 2007, continues to take curcumin without further treatment and her cancer cell count is negligible.
Her doctors, from Barts Health NHS Trust in London, wrote in the British Medical Journal Case Reports: ‘To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report in which curcumin has demonstrated an objective response in progressive disease in the absence of conventional treatment.’
The experts, led by Dr Abbas Zaidi, said some myeloma patients took dietary supplements alongside conventional treatment but ‘few, if any, use dietary supplementation as an alternative to standard antimyeloma therapy’.
But they added: ‘In the absence of further antimyeloma treatment the patient plateaued and has remained stable for the past five years with good quality of life.’
Since the turn of the century, more than 50 studies have tested curcumin – the pigment in turmeric that gives it that bright yellow colour.
They suggest the spice can protect against several cancers, as well as Alzheimer’s, heart disease and depression.
It has also been shown to help speed recovery after surgery and effectively treat arthritis.
But although it is widely used in Eastern medicine, and has been studied for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic effects, curcumin is not widely prescribed because it has never been tested in large-scale trials.
The doctors wrote that the ‘biological activity of curcumin is indeed remarkable’, including its ‘anti-proliferative effects in a wide variety of tumour cells’.
But Professor Jamie Cavenagh, one of the authors of the paper, stressed it may not work for all patients. He said: ‘A lot of my patients take curcumin at different stages of their treatment. I don’t object to it.
‘Dieneke’s is the best response I have observed and it is clear-cut because we had stopped all other treatment.’
Mrs Ferguson, who runs Hidden Art, a not-for-profit business helping artists market their work, is frustrated doctors cannot recommend the spice and wants more research carried out.
She said: ‘I hope my story will lead to more people finding out about the amazing health benefits of curcumin.’
Myeloma affects some 5,500 people in the UK every year, killing nearly 3,000.
Episode 1: The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly
STOP CANCER FROM STARTING, BY AVOIDING THE FOLLOWING:-
Here's EXACTLY what whole wheat bread, sugar, and vegetable oil does to the cells of your body (STOP eating these)
These foods, commonly called “healthy” by experts, the media, and even the government, are actually silently harming the health of you and your family. But if you’ll continue reading you’re going to discover why you should eat MORE foods such as delicious butter, cream, cheese, coconut fat, avocados, and juicy steaks. If it seems odd to you, I’ll explain more in the article below…
by Mike Geary, aka 'The Nutrition Watchdog'
Certified Nutrition Specialist, Best-Selling Author
Sep, 01, 2015
You often hear vague claims in the news that "sugar is bad for you" or that "wheat and gluten are bad for you", but do you truly understand what these foods do to your insides?
Most people DON'T understand the reasons... and the fact is that some of the foods I listed in the article title above can not only DESTROY your hormones and metabolism, but may also CAUSE you to get heart disease, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimers, and even cancer.
Not only that, but as you'll see below, there's a common plant-based food that you probably eat in restaurants frequently (I bet you ate this at least ONCE in the last week), and this common plant food is proven to CAUSE heart attacks! You'll see what I mean as you read the article below.
We'll also show you exactly what you need to understand to eat in a way that BOOSTS your metabolism, balances hormones, PREVENTS heart attacks, STOPS cancer from forming in your body, and assures that you NEVER get type 2 diabetes, regardless of your "bad genetics".
So let's get right to it...
The 3 reasons you should NEVER eat wheat -- Yes, even "whole wheat"
There are 3 main reasons why wheat is a terrible food for your body and does more
harm than good...
Reason #1 -- Wheat causes blood sugar disruption, Glycation of your cells, increases AGING, weight gain & boosts Diabetes risk
Before I tell you why wheat can actually speed up the aging process in your body, let's clarify some simple biochemistry in your body...
This deals with "glycation" in your body, and substances called Advanced Glycation End Products (AGEs). These nasty little compounds called AGEs speed up the aging process in your body including damage over time to your organs, your joints, and of course, wrinkled skin.
So with that said, what is one of the biggest factors that increase production of AGEs inside your body? This may surprise you, but high blood sugar levels over time dramatically increase age-accelerating AGEs in your body. This is why type 2 diabetics many times appear that they have not aged well and look older than their real age. But this age-increasing effect is NOT just limited to diabetics.
So, let's get back to how "whole wheat" relates to this...
Here is a little-known fact that's often covered up by the massive marketing campaigns by giant food companies that want you to believe that "whole wheat" is healthy for you... but the fact is that wheat contains a very unusual type of carbohydrate (not found in other foods) called Amylopectin-A, which has been found in some tests to spike your blood sugar HIGHER than even pure table sugar.
In fact, amylopectin-A (from wheat) raises your blood sugar MORE than almost any other carbohydrate source on earth based on blood sugar response testing that's documented in studies.
This means that wheat-based foods such as breads, bagels, cereals, muffins, and other baked goods often cause MUCH higher blood sugar levels than most other carbohydrate sources. If you don't believe me, here's something you should know... I ran personal blood sugar tests on myself using a blood glucometer about 45 minutes after eating 2 slices of wheat bread vs eating a bowl of oatmeal, with equivalent grams of carbohydrates.
The blood sugar test results of wheat vs oatmeal:
2 slices of whole wheat toast:
45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar spiked from 86 fasting level to 155
1 Bowl of Oatmeal (equivalent grams of carbs to 2 slices wheat toast)
45 minutes after consumption: Blood sugar increased from 86 fasting level to 112
As you know now, the higher your average blood sugar levels are over time, the more AGEs are formed inside your body, which makes you age FASTER. Clearly, the whole wheat spiked blood sugar MUCH higher than the oatmeal, and if you don't know, 155 is a massive blood sugar reading that will certainly contribute to faster aging if you eat wheat frequently... and most people eat wheat without even thinking about it at almost EVERY meal...Yikes!
Not only that, but the high blood sugar spikes caused by wheat also makes your body pump out more insulin which makes you pack on more body fat... Not fun at all!
These massive blood sugar spikes from eating wheat daily also cause damage over time to your blood sugar regulation system, harming your pancreas, causing insulin resistance, and eventually causing type 2 Diabetes. I think we have a strong case against eating so-called "healthy" wheat!
Reason #2 -- Gluten and other gut-damaging compounds
The topic of gluten is on fire in the media lately... But most people are confused as to whether there's any real health risks with gluten for the average person that doesn't have Celiac disease.
The truth is that even if you are not officially "gluten intolerant" or "gluten sensitive", there are hundreds of published studies that indicate that gluten can cause inflammation in your digestive system, and even cause "permeability" in your gut, which can lead to a health condition that's on the rise lately called Leaky Gut, as well as other digestive issues and autoimmune problems.
Scientists theorize that the reason gluten is causing these digestive system problems is due to the excessive hybridization of wheat over the last 50 years, which has created newly modified gluten molecules that are foreign to the human digestive system compared to the ancient wheat that humans ate for several thousand years historically, and even compared to the wheat that your grandparents ate 50+ years ago.
Reason #3 -- Antinutrients and mineral blockers in wheat
The third reason that wheat is terrible for you is that it contains what's called "antinutrients", which are naturally occurring compounds in the wheat plant, but can cause undesirable effects in humans that eat too much of them. One of these antinutrients is called phytates, which blocks the absorption in your body of certain minerals like zinc, iron, manganese, and calcium if you eat wheat too often.
Again, most people eat wheat with almost every meal (cereal in the morning, bread on sandwich at lunch, and pasta or bread at dinner), so this can cause a mineral deficiency in your body over time that leads to many health conditions.
Wheat has other mineral blockers and antinutrients aside from phytates, such as lectins. Lectins are another constituent of wheat that causes gut irritation. Yet another reason to minimize or eliminate wheat from your diet. There's absolutely nothing "essential" about wheat in the human diet...It simply does more harm than good...period.
Many people often ask me... "But what about the FIBER in wheat? I thought that's why it's supposed to be healthy?"
Sorry, you can get ALL of the fiber you need from fruits, veggies, and nuts, without the digestive system damage and massive blood sugar issues that are caused by wheat.
The 3 reasons you should NEVER use Vegetable Oils...
Although vegetable oil has a healthy sounding name, it's NOT made from vegetables...As you might already know, vegetable oil actually comes from any combination of corn oil, soybean oil, canola oil, safflower oil, and/or cottonseed oil, ALL of which are absolutely terrible for your health.
In fact, they are downright deadly,
and I'm not exaggerating. Here's why...
Reason #1 -- Vegetable oils usually contain deadly trans fats, even if non-hydrogenated
Knowing these facts, I'm sure you already know to stay away from foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. You've heard that a million times before.
However, what you probably DON'T know is that even non-hydrogenated vegetable oils (all vegetable oils are refined) also contain some trans fats due to the extremely high heat, solvents, and pressure they are exposed to during the refining process. And yes, this includes so-called "expeller pressed" vegetable oils as well.
All of this high heat and high pressure processing along with the use of hexane solvents actually forces some of the polyunsaturated content of vegetable oils (yes, even so-called "healthy" canola oil) to be transformed into trans fats and something even worse that we'll talk about in a minute called "MegaTrans".
According to Dr. Mary Enig, PhD, and Nutritional Biochemist, "Although the Canadian government lists the trans fat content of canola at a minimal 0.2 percent, research at the University of Florida at Gainesville, found trans fat levels as high as 4.6 percent in commercial liquid canola oil".
And this is the garbage that the government and giant food conglomerates are marketing to you as a "healthy oil"! Don't fall for it.
Reason #2 -- Vegetable oils contain oxidized "mutated fats" that are worse than trans fat & CAUSE heart attacks
All vegetable oils contain oxidized fats due to the refining process and chemical reactions with the polyunsaturated fat content of vegetable oils. Expert Nutrition author, Catherine Shanahan, MD, calls the fats in vegetable oils "MegaTrans", because they are similar in chemistry to trans fats, but even WORSE.
And MegaTrans from vegetable oils are found in almost ALL processed packaged foods, as well as virtually ALL restaurant fryers.
French Fries proven to immediately harm your arteries after eating them:
Free radicals formed during the refining of vegetable oils create these "mutant" fats, which damage your cell membranes & chromosomes, and create massive inflammation in your body.
The free radicals in vegetable oils also damage your arteries, which can directly lead to a heart attack. Please be aware that this isn't just a long-term risk of eating vegetable oils daily. There are also studies that show immediate dysfunction in your arteries, also called endothelial function.
Catherine Shanahan, MD, cites in her book Deep Nutrition a study from New Zealand that showed that subjects who ate french fries from a restaurant fryer displayed immediate harm to their endothelial function of their arteries, going from a normal 7% dilation before eating the french fries to almost NO dilation at all (only 1%) AFTER eating the french fries. This is one thing that can cause a heart attack.
If you think I'm exaggerating, think again... Dr Shanahan also surveyed hundreds of patients that were admitted to the hospital for a heart attack, and discovered that every single patient that just had a heart attack had consumed foods made with vegetable oils with their last meal before the heart attack...Scary huh!
Think about THAT next time you order the fries with that sandwich on the menu! It really is THAT serious.
Always ask to replace french fries that come with most meals with side veggies, fruit, or a salad instead. That may very well be the difference between dying tomorrow or enjoying many more years on this beautiful planet.
Reason #3 -- Vegetable oils cause massive imbalances with your Omega-6 to Omega-3 fats ratio
One of the other MAJOR reasons that vegetable oils are killing you is they are mostly made up of inflammatory omega-6 fats, while having very little anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats.
The healthiest ratio from the scientific literature appears to be a ratio of 2:1 or even 1:1 for your omega-6 to omega-3 ratio. However, most vegetable oils skew your ratio as high as 20:1 or even 30:1 in favor of harmful inflammatory omega-6 fats.
And worse yet, these omega-6 fats are NOT the innocent type found in nuts, they are the "mutant" damaged MegaTrans type that harm the tissues of your body.
This Omega fat imbalance can be YET another reason why vegetable oils lead to heart disease, cancer, obesity, and many other degenerative diseases that WILL shorten your life significantly if you don't cut out the vegetable oils ASAP.
As a quick note, the solution to all of these major problems with vegetable oils is to use healthy oils like coconut oil, olive oil, macadamia oil, avocado oil, and grass-fed butter, all of which are MUCH healthier than vegetable oils and don't cause any of the problems we've described in this section of the article.
The TRUTH about sugar... You can't just "burn off" sugar...
You've heard a million times from health experts, bloggers, and on the news that sugar is terrible for you, but most people don't truly understand WHY it's so bad...
In fact, most people falsely think that if they eat sugar, they can just exercise a little bit harder that day or the next day so they can "burn it off"... Unfortunately, that kind of thinking will lead you to an early grave.
It's not as simple as just "burning off sugar" -- It's about what sugar does internally to the cells of your body, and how sugar gums up your internal workings, causing disease.
Once again, I'm not exaggerating here, so pay close attention...
If you knew exactly why sugar is so bad for you and exactly what it does to your cells in your body, I promise that you would think twice about eating that piece of cake, candy, sugary soft drink, fruit juice, or ice cream, or feeding them to your children.
Here are just a few of the reasons that sugar is killing you...
- Just like we talked about above with wheat, sugar also causes extreme fluctuations in your blood sugar, and excess blood sugar causes Glycation inside your body, which accelerates the rate of aging of your organs, skin, arteries, and joints.
- Sugar also raises your triglycerides to dangerous levels, which can lead you to heart disease.
- If that weren't bad enough, eating sugar too frequently also causes type 2 diabetes in the long run because you wear out your pancreas and insulin sensitivity.
- And if you need even MORE reasons why sugar will kill you, sugar also slows down your white blood cells, making infection more likely, and even allowing CANCER cells a better chance to form in your body.
Scary stuff huh!
Of course, you already know that sugar makes you fat, and gives you excess calories without any beneficial nutrients whatsoever.
To clarify, when we talk about how much damage sugar does to your body, we're NOT talking about tiny amounts such as having 5 grams of sugar from a teaspoon of honey in your tea... Small amounts of natural sugar like that are not a problem.
The REAL damage occurs when you eat that piece of cake and ingest 40-50 grams of sugar in one sitting, or that bag of candy with 35+ grams of sugar, or that soft drink with 45 grams of sugar or more... Or even that so-called "healthy" smoothie at the local smoothie shop that contains a whopping 80 grams of sugar because of all of the fruit syrups they use in them.
Now that you know why sugar, wheat, and vegetable oils are killing you and your family, maybe you'll think twice about eating cereals, breads, bagels, muffins, candy, and processed foods or fried foods from restaurants that are cooked in vegetable oil.
Here are some examples of foods below that you might be eating and didn't even realize they are making you fatter, and causing diabetes, heart disease, and cancer...
So-Called "Health Foods" That Are Causing You to GAIN More Body Fat?
I can't tell you how many times I've walked into the kitchen of a client of mine that has hired me for nutritional counseling, and I'm shocked by what I see...
Almost every time, I see their kitchen cabinets and fridge LOADED with foods that they think are "healthy" (or have been deceived by clever food labels into believing are healthy), but in reality are fat-storing traps in disguise.
It's not uncommon to see foods such as:
- whole grain breads
- whole grain cereals
- whole grain crackers (more of that wheat that's killing you)
- soy milk
- tofu or "veggie burgers" (non-fermented soy can be harmful to your hormones)
- orange juice (loaded with too much fructose that raises your triglycerides)
- apple juice
milk or homogenized milk
- margarine (deadly trans fat or even "MegaTrans")
- pre-packaged "diet" dinners
- sport drinks
- protein bars (most are candy bars in disguise!)
- overly processed meal replacements (with more junk than healthy ingredients)
- rice cakes (massive blood sugar spike)
- pasta (more wheat to age you faster)
- diet ice cream or diet desserts
- so-called "energy" drinks
- low-fat foods (usually replaces fat with more sugar)
- low-carb processed foods
- soybean oil, corn oil, canola oil
- etc, etc
I see this trend over and over again with almost every client when I first inspect their cabinets and the foods that they were buying that they thought were healthy.
What they don't realize is that it's these exact foods that are sabotaging their fat loss efforts, increasing their cravings, throwing their hormones out of whack, and CAUSING terrible diseases like Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Cancer.
This 2-Ingredient Tonic Will Flush Pounds Of Waste From Your Colon
September 26, 2016 The Alternative Daily
There are two ingredients that are always found in my household. They are known to offer a range of therapeutic properties and taste delicious in a wide selection of recipes. Often being two key ingredients in one of my favorite homemade vinaigrettes, there’s no denying the beneficial use of both apple cider vinegar and raw honey.
Perfectly balancing one another in terms of acidity and sweetness, these two health-promoting ingredients will help you flush toxins, promoting optimal positive health. Whip up this tonic yourself, adding it to your current daily health regimen. Work with your body and it will help you ward off diseases and essentially improve your quality of life long-term.
Why take a tonic?
Tonics come in many shapes and forms, utilizing a wide range of ingredients and remedies. Put simply, a tonic is any medicinal substance that can be taken in order to restore vigor and overall well-being. If you feel rather sluggish, you may be in need of a good ol’ fashion cleanse — ridding your body of toxins and waste.
When you are experiencing a blocked colon, toxicity will generally follow. This creates a combination of symptoms that you may be experiencing this very moment. Of course, constipation is often a key sign, as well as increased acne, fatigue, aches and even bad body odor.
To cleanse your colon, welcome an effective, gentle and easy-to-take drinkable remedy into your routine. Working with your body, the use of an apple cider vinegar and raw honey cleanse will simply purify your system, allowing you to naturally flush out waste. As your body retains more “good” bacteria, your digestive and immune system will benefit.
Apple cider vinegar (which is essentially fermented apples) and raw honey both offer probiotics. It’s been found that when consuming probiotic-rich foods, you’re able to detoxify accumulated heavy metals, according to a 2015 study published in the journal of the Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
It’s also been found that when studied in mice, as well as in human intestinal cells, the oral administration of certain probiotics is able to reduce the uptake of the heavy metal cadmium. This heavy metal is known to cause inflammation of the intestine and damages to the gut barrier. As barrier cells are killed, permeability and absorption into the body increase.
Apple cider vinegar and raw honey: the ultimate colon cleaners
Both raw honey and vinegar have a vast history — often viewed as traditional remedies for just about everything. Like any ingredient, it’s important to source the most beneficial option. When it comes to apple cider vinegar, you should only consume unpasteurized, organic apple cider vinegar that contains the mother.
Often looking as though the vinegar has congealed, you will notice little floating pieces within the vinegar — don’t let this put you off. It is the “mother” that provides your body with key enzymes and beneficial bacteria. In turn, you’re able to improve both gut and colon function.
Based on the active components in apple cider vinegar, including acetic acid, catechin and gallic acid, these bioactive compounds are known to offer antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer benefits, all while reducing your risk of obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and more.
Once again, raw honey is a functional food with a unique composition. For years, it has been well understood that raw honey can help to overcome cardiovascular, liver and gastrointestinal issues. Containing more than 180 substances, this sweet treat contains amino acids, minerals, vitamins and active enzymes.
Within one study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, researchers concluded that raw honey offers protective effects which are dependent on its antimicrobial and probiotic properties. As colonic probiotic bacteria increases, several benefits follow, including detoxification and antigenotoxicity — reducing your risk of genetic mutations and overall disease.
As you can imagine, when you combine these two key ingredients, you’re left with the ultimate colon cleanser that supports your overall immune system. Change your diet and you’ll change your life.
In order to get into a set routine, take this tonic at the same time each morning, afternoon, or evening — whatever best suits you.
No need to worry about being by a bathroom. As mentioned, although this remedy is fast-acting in that it will be rapidly absorbed and utilized by the body, you will not need to worry about problematic bowel movements throughout the day. It will, however, quickly begin working with your digestive system to improve functioning.
Today’s Science Has Found That Mixing Honey and Cinnamon Cures Most Diseases
Cinnamon and Honey
Drug companies won’t like this one getting around. Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:
It is found that a mix of honey and Cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus.Today’s science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:
HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.
ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain — and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.
BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder….who knew?
CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.
COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it’s delicious too!
UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.
GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.
IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.
INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals
INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.
LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age.
RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.
PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.
SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.
WEIGHT LOSS aily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.
CANCER: Recent research in Japan and Australia has revealed that advanced cancer of the stomach and bones have been cured successfully. Patients suffering from these kinds of cancer should daily take one tablespoon of honey with one teaspoon of cinnamon powder three times a day for one month.
FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.
BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.
HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.
Remember when we were kids? We had toast with real butter and cinnamon sprinkled on it!
Until next week...keep on believing.
“My son, eat honey, for the honeycomb is good, that thy throat may
August 9, 2015
'Unlike Anything America Has Ever Known Before' - Farmer Issues Food Warning For America - Starvation Policy Using Food As Weapon
By Stefan Stanford - All News Pipeline - Live Free Or Die
"And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath." Revelation 16:19
In Susan Duclos' story yesterday on ANP called "EMP Attack On America - Preppers Vs Non-Preppers In The First 72 Hours - Who Will Live, Who Will Die," we saw 'preppers' live while 'preppies' died. Being prepared vs unprepared made the difference between life and death within 72 hours and as we can see by the amazing videos below coming out of Venezuela, a trip to the supermarket during an EMP or collapse could quickly turn into sheer horror or a 'life or death experience' as neighbor fights against neighbor to get what they all should have gotten long ago.
If you think that what we're seeing in the videos below couldn't happen in America, you simply need to remember what happened in October of 2013 as EBT systems across the country went down and local stores quickly turned into mad houses with looting and chaos. If you think your last visit to Wal-Mart was bad, you haven't seen anything yet.
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Despite the fact that many Americans are still 'asleep at the wheel' or dependent completely upon the when it comes to being prepared, they'll have to awaken quickly as we take a look below videos at a recent SQAlert in which a farmer in America's heartland warns us that we better get set for 'off the chart' beef prices with the arrival of something "unlike anything America has ever known before."
As Daisy Luther at the Organic Prepper recently reported, the government of Venezuela has just forced farmers to hand over their food to the government. Anyone who thinks that couldn't happen here needs to read Barack Obama's numerous executive orders dealing with the nationalizing of resources to realize that the government has been preparing for something huge for a very long time.
Telling us that what we're watching now in Venezuela is reminiscent of Stalin's starvation policy in the Ukraine 70+ years ago, videographer Operacion Libertad Venezuela tells us that a kilometer long line formed yesterday morning in Colinas de Neveri, Barcelona, Anzontegui at 6 am and is just one of hundreds of such lines and signs of a widening humanitarian crisis across the country. From videographer.:
The starvation policy is apparently a copy of the Holodomor that Stalin executed in Ukraine in the winter of 1932-33 in order to suppress a possible revolt.
The next video below is from a supermarket in Caracas, Venezuela and gives us a great idea of what happens when demand exceeds supply in 2015. Even if you're not a prepper, do you really want to go through this just to get your daily meals? (https://youtu.be/FaMKDjlZ0jM)
(https://youtu.be/5Wqso9KEhDE) In the next video below we see a compilation of mainstream news media reports about what is now going on in Venezuela and the world with a warning for still sleeping America - do you even know what's going on?
Another compilation of Venezuelen food riots from July of 2015. Anyone think this CAN'T happen here?
Associated Press report from Venezuela came out yesterday. Imagine America under the same conditions ...and much worse.
Another huge problem in Venezuela...Venezuelan bakers have gone without flour for close to a month and now there is a severe bread shortage nationwide. If America soon loses our world's reserve currency status in the US dollar, is this what may soon be happening here?
We see in the next video that food shortages aren't just now happening in Venezuela but elsewhere around the world as well. Are lines such as this and the resulting chaos of not knowing where people are going to get their next meals in America's future?(https://youtu.be/3s3GfhPEMVw)
While the next video below is from December of 2014, it certainly shares an experience of what it's like for human beings who are unable to obtain the most basic food staples. Imagine this in America.
A warning from a farmer in America addressed to Steve Quayle and his readers.:
GET SET FOR OFF THE CHART BEEF PRICES-COUPLED WITH LACK OF FOOD AVAILABILITY AND PRICING WILL BE SO UNLIKE ANYTHING AMERICA HAS EVER KNOWN BEFORE!
Dear Steve, Wanted to tell you, my Dad and I shipped our bull this week, he has done his job and we are thinking about changing our genetics. While at the stock yards we talked to the foreman and he mentioned that there is a lot of herd dispersal sales this month. It seems that many guys are getting out of their cattle because they are realizing that they cannot produce enough feed for them for over the winter. Yes lots of guys sold out before but it is even worse now. Many of these guys are older and just giving up and retiring, and the others are the beef farmers that were marginal and now cannot afford to buy in hay. If you think beef prices were high now wait till spring. The hay crop this year is horrible. We had the very dry spring going into summer and then heavy rain that did not help. Much of the alfalfa is just sticks with a few leaves at the top of the stems. In our fields the hay is lousy. We are getting 1/3 the bales that we should be getting and we are doing pretty good compared to the neighbors. Good thing for us we have green feed as well. The prices of hay are already going way up, and last years hay is looking to get the same price as what new hay would normally even after sitting in the weather since last fall, people are happy for what they can get. Remember I mentioned that people were using the old ads to try and find feed. We are not selling anything until we know how much we can get ourselves. Locally a large feedlot was baling the ditches because they cannot get enough and many guys are looking at feeding straw this winter. It can be done but the animals do not do so well. BYRON