Spontaneous recovery from disease is often painted as superstition but our body can heal itselfBy Sayer Ji Comments October 17, 2019 Updated: October 17, 2019 Share

It may come as a surprise to some, especially those with conventional medical training, but the default state of the body is one of ceaseless regeneration. Without the flame-like process of continual cell turnover within the body—life and death ceaselessly intertwined—the miracle of the human body would not exist

In times of illness, however, regenerative processes are overcome by degenerative ones. This is where medicine may perform its most noble feat, nudging the body back into balance with foods, herbs, nutrients, and healing energies and intentions.

Today, however, drug-based medicine invariably uses chemicals that lack regenerative potential; to the contrary, they commonly interfere with bodily self-renewal in order to suppress the symptoms against which they are applied.

In other words, most medicines attack disease symptoms rather than support the body’s own ability to combat disease.

Over the course of the past few years of trolling MEDLINE  (the National Institutes of Health’s website produced by the National Library of Medicine), we have collected a series of remarkable studies on a topic considered all but heretical by the conventional medical system—spontaneous remission.

Nerve Regeneration

There is actually a broad range of natural compounds with proven nerve-regenerative effects. A 2010 study published in the journal Rejuvenation Research, for instance, found a combination of blueberry, green tea and carnosine have neuritogenic (i.e. promoting neuronal regeneration) and stem-cell regenerative effects in an animal model of neurodegenerative disease. Other researched neuritogenic substances include:

  • Curcumin, lion’s mane mushroom
  • Apigenin (compound in vegetables like celery)
  • Blueberry
  • Ginseng
  • Huperzine
  • Natto
  • Red sage
  • Resveratrol
  • Royal jelly
  • Theanine
  • Ashwagandha
  • Coffee (trigonelline)

There is another class of nerve-healing substances, known as remyelinating compounds, which stimulate the repair of the protective sheath around the axon of the neurons known as myelin. Myelin is often damaged in neurological injury and/or dysfunction, especially autoimmune and vaccine-induced demyelination disorders.

It should also be noted that even music and falling in love have been studied for possibly stimulating neurogenesis, regeneration and/or repair of neurons, indicating that regenerative medicine does not necessarily require the ingestion of anything; rather, a wide range of therapeutic actions may be employed to improve health and well-being, as well.

[To view the first-hand biomedical citations on these neuritogenic substances, visit GreenMedinfo’s neuritogenic research page online.]

Liver Regeneration

Glycyrrhizin, a compound found within licorice that is also a powerful anti-SARS virus agent, has also been found to stimulate the regeneration of liver mass and function in the animal model of hepatectomy. Other liver regenerative substances include:

  1. Carvacrol (a volatile compound in oregano)
  2. Curcumin
  3. Korean ginseng
  4. Rooibos
  5. Vitamin E

[To view the first-hand biomedical citations, visit GreenMedinfo’s liver regeneration research page on the topic online.]

Beta-Cell Regeneration

The medical community has yet to harness the diabetes-reversing potential of natural compounds. Whereas expensive stem cell therapies, islet cell transplants, and an array of synthetic drugs in the developmental pipeline are the focus of billions of dollars of research, annually, our kitchen cupboards and backyards may already contain the long sought-after cure for type 1 diabetes. Nature has a way of providing the things our bodies need.

The following compounds have been demonstrated experimentally to regenerate the insulin-producing beta cells, which are destroyed in insulin-dependent diabetes, and once restored, may (at least in theory) restore the health of the patient to the point where they no longer require insulin replacement.

  1. Gymnema sylvestre (“the sugar destroyer”)
  2. Nigella sativa (“black cumin”)
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Curcumin (from the spice Turmeric)
  5. Arginine
  6. Avocado
  7. Berberine (found in bitter herbs such as goldenseal and barberry)
  8. Bitter melon
  9. Chard (yes, the green leafy vegetables)
  10. Corn silk
  11. Stevia
  12. Sulforaphane (especially concentrated in broccoli sprouts)

[To view the first-hand biomedical citations on beta cell regeneration, visit GreenMedinfo’s research page on the topic online.]

Hormone Regeneration

Secretagogues are substances in the body that cause other substances to be secreted, like sulfonylureas, which triggers insulin release. Secretagogues, including synthetic secretagogues, can increase the endocrine glands’ ability to secrete more of a hormone. But even better are substances that truly regenerate hormones which have degraded. They do this by emitting electrons into potentially carcinogenic “transient hormone” metabolites. One of these substances is vitamin C.

A powerful electron donor, this vitamin has the ability to contribute electrons to resurrect the form and function of estradiol (estrogen; E2), progesterone, and testosterone, for instance. In tandem with foods that are able to support the function of glands like the ovaries, vitamin C may represent an excellent complement or alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Cardiac Cell Regeneration

Not too long ago, it was believed that cardiac tissue was uniquely incapable of being regenerated. A new and rapidly growing body of experimental research now indicates that this is simply untrue. A class of heart-tissue regenerating compounds, known as neocardiogenic substances, are able to stimulate the formation of cardiac progenitor cells which can differentiate into healthy heart tissue. Neocardiogenic substances include the following:

  1. Resveratrol
  2. Siberian ginseng (Eleuthero)
  3. Red wine extract
  4. Geum japonicum
  5. N-acetyl-cysteine

Another remarkable example of cardiac cell regeneration is through what is known as the fetomaternal trafficking of stem cells through the placenta. The amazing process known as “fetal microchimerism” allows a fetus to contribute stem cells to the mother which are capable of regenerating her damaged heart cells, and possibly a wide range of other cell types.

Cartilage/Joint/Spine Regeneration

Curcumin and resveratrol have been shown to improve recovery from spinal cord injury. Over a dozen other natural compounds hold promise in this area, which can be viewed on GreenMedinfo’s spinal cord injury page online. As far as degenerative joint disease, i.e. osteoarthritis, there are a broad range of potentially regenerative substances, with 50 listed on the site’s osteoarthritis research page.


Regenerative medicine poses a unique challenge to the current medical paradigm, which is based on costly drug trials, patents, and an economic infrastructure supported by drug-based interventions. It is a simple truth that symptom suppression is profitable. It guarantees both the perpetuation of the original underlying disease and the generation of an ever-expanding array of additional, treatment-induced symptoms known as side effects.

But cures, especially those that come from natural sources, don’t have this built-in income potential. Worse perhaps, from a Big Pharma perspective, they can not be easily patented. In the current regulatory environment, that means that companies have no incentive to conduct the costly trials required to have these cures approved by the FDA and then used in clinical settings. Without patents, they can’t be controlled and sold.

But suppressing symptoms with drugs that cause side effects requiring other drugs is a non-sustainable, infinite growth model. It is doomed to fail and eventually collapse.

The current approach also interferes with the body’s natural regenerative and immune capabilities. Cultivating diets, lifestyles and attitudes conducive to bodily regeneration can interrupt this pathological circuit. With true health, we can attain the bodily freedom that is a precondition for the liberation of the human spirit.

Sayer Ji is the founder of Greenmedinfo.com, a reviewer at the International Journal of Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, co-founder and CEO of Systome Biomed, vice chairman of the board of the National Health Federation, and steering committee member of the Global GMO Free Coalition. This article was originally published on GreenMedinfo.com

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We do not communicate with anybody outside of this official verified public Facebook page, anyone who privately messages you would be a scam / fraud. ( you will see by Ricks “note” posted below that Rick does not answer any emails etc. any longer ).

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The advice we give is to make your own oil, it is not difficult, and Rick says if you can make a cup of coffee then you can make the oil.
If you are not able bodied, we advise to ask real friends or family to help you.
The oil is made from cannabis and contains a high level of THC and therefore it cannot be posted / shipped ( no matter what you read or are told ).

We do not recommend CBD only oils, they are not the same cannabinoid and will not have the same effect ( Rick Simpson mentions cbd being an antagonist in the video below “Questions for Rick Simpson” @ 6:31 ).

Even if you live in the US or another legal country / state.. we would recommend to “make your own” as buying a “ready made” version from a legal dispensary may mean the difference between life and death depending on the condition being treated if the oil is not strong enough or made correctly.
We do not advise to let anyone make the medicine when money is concerned as many people / companies have been known to make short cuts to make extra money.

We do not recommend a particular dispensary where to obtain the oil from, if you are in the US / Amsterdam or another legal country / state and look for a dispensary who claims to sell RSO ( Rick Simpsons Oil / Phoenix tears) then please note that it was not made by us ( as we do not make it ).

If you do travel to a legal dispensary it would be advised to look for one who displays an authentic dated valid laboratory test certificate for that particular batch showing the full cannabinoid analysis.
A typical home made RSO may contain a THC content of 70 to 90%+, and a cbd content of approximately 1 to 2% plus all the other cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids working together like an “entourage effect”, the very best oils are 95%+ THC..
Dispensaries ( with many of the strains available to them ) should be able to produce an oil with a very high THC content.. check before buying. ( some tests we have seen show little to only 50% THC.. such oils are not authentic oils and are “watered down” versions ).

As many dispensaries are interested in their profit margin, many will use low grade materials to make an oil from, including leaf, stems, stalks and even roots, some have been known to bulk their product up by adding other oils.
As there are no standards enforced upon such dispensaries the oil is usually not strong enough and will not have the desired effect to help with serious conditions such as cancers.
For this reason we always recommend that you make your own oil, such dispensaries are ideal to obtain the cannabis from to make the oil, we must use indica or indica dominant strains with a minimum THC content of 20% to 25% + for best results.

If a patient / care giver is thinking of travelling to a legal country / state to take the 60Ml of correctly made oil over the average 3 months for serious conditions such as cancer, they should also be made aware that they will need to continue to take a “maintenance dose” when the 60Ml had been taken ( as mentioned below ).
Cannabis / oil cannot be taken legally out of any “legal” country / state.

This is another reason why we recommend to make your own.
Several strains mixed together can make a great oil, as the research has not been done to know what particular name of a strain of cannabis is best suited to a particular condition.
We advise to mix as many strains as possible ( when possible ) to try and cover all the bases.

In many situations a patient / care-giver may have to source their own starting materials ( cannabis ) from other places – such as discreetly asking real friends and family to help them.
Cannabis is popular in every country in the world, so in reality many people can find the cannabis with ease just by simply asking friends and family, most recreational users do not shout out about the fact that they use cannabis, so many people maybe surprised who can get the cannabis for them.

In Ricks film “Run from the cure” he refers to the oil as “Hemp oil”.. this confuses many people as they think of it being “Hemp seed oil”.. Rick has apologised for the confusion however the video has gone viral.
The oil is in fact a type of “Cannabis oil” ( named RSO “Rick Simpsons Oil” or “Phoenix tears” ) this is to differentiate it from the many other types of cannabis oil that are prepared differently.
Ricks oil is not a “Hemp seed oil”.
The oil Rick speaks of is made from the buds of the female cannabis plant and not from crushing the seeds from a hemp plant. Ricks oil is a purified decarboxylated cannabis oil.

Rick also advises for cancer patients to ingest the seeds from 2 different apples each day to obtain the vitamin B17, the seeds do contain trace elements of cyanide – the lethal dose for an adult is said to be 1700+ seeds in 24/48 hours – so a few won’t harm – many private cancer treatment centres use B17 – cancer hates B17. ( the seeds should be split or chewed or they may pass through the body whole ).

Stay away from sugars – cancer loves sugars.

There are two main types of cannabis, Rick recommends “Indica or indica dominant strains” to make the oil with for internal conditions such as cancer:
Indica = relax.
Sativa = energise.
If we use the wrong type of cannabis strain(s) ( Sativa or sativa dominant ) it can keep the patient awake and be unpleasant as they cannot rest and some may want to stop the protocol altogether.
We do not want cancer patients ( or anyone ) all high and trying to dance & paint the house etc. – so we use Indica or indica dominant varieties.
Most cannabis dealers / dispensaries know the strain of cannabis they sell – a simple Google search will tell us if its indica or sativa ( or a mix of both plus the % of the indica ).
In some situations we have to use what is available – ( so make a smaller batch with an ounce or 2 ) while you look for better indica strains.

When the patient takes the RSO ( Rick Simpsons Oil ) many people find if they are using any medications such as steroids / painkillers / morphine makes horrible side effects when mixed, so many people reduce the medications by half on day one – then reduce and stop the medications over 7 to 14 days – mixing the medications with the oil can produce undesirable side effects – the symptoms / side effects of the medications can be exacerbated,
The main conditions / medications we warn about are the heart, blood pressure and diabetes and to closely monitor the levels over 3 months or so.

The use of ingesting hemp seeds / hemp hearts is recommended in the patients diet when they are using the oil..
Ingesting a capsule or 2 of shop bought hemp seed oil ( cold pressed hemp seed oil ) 40 minutes to 1 hour before the RSO dose will help to create new receptor sites for the oils molecular structure to bind onto.

When the cancer is gone or the condition is under control ( usually when the full 60 Mls of correctly made oil are ingested ) or for general good health benefits, we recommend to take a preventative / maintenance dose of between 1 to 2 ML per month, this tiny amount equates to the size of between “half to a full dry grain of short grain rice” per day, usually taken an hour before bedtime.
This maintenance dose is essential as we have known of a few cancer patients who did not do the “maintenance dose” and the cancer returned, if the oil is made correctly and a maintenance dose is followed ( forever ) it will keep it away.

We do not recommend any scans to be taken / ordered until the full 60Ml of correctly made oil has been taken over 90 days ( as per dosage instructions ).
When possible ask for a MRI scan or an ultra sound or x-ray, the use of CT scans may be required in some cases, but in many cases a MRI would also work to know if the cancer / tumour / tumor is shrinking or has gone.

Rick does not like CT scans as they use very high levels of radiation and in many cases do more harm than good, in some cases a CT scan is the only thing that can work, but stay away from them if / when possible.

If you decide to make your own oil:
Make sure you have all the equipment ready to make the oil as soon as possible when you find the cannabis, an ounce can make 3 to 5 ml of oil.

Rick says you need 60ml – that’s 16 ounces / a full pound of indica cannabis – smaller batches of oil can be made from an ounce or 2, by using less cannabis and alcohol / solvent.

Make sure you have a fan & rice-cooker with 2 temperature settings.. high / low – heat – warm etc. ( but not the on / off version ).
We cover the cannabis with alcohol for just 3 minutes each time ( x 2 = 6 minutes total soak / smash time ).

When making the oil for the first time – pay attention to the unmarked paragraph 22 regarding “decarboxylation”. This is the vital key stage to change the oils molecular structure to fit the receptors in the brain ( CB1 ) and the body ( CB2 receptors ) without decarboxylation the oil is weak / worthless.
On paragraph 3 you will note the limited few alcohols / solvents Rick recommends to use.. ( use the ones stated only for best / safest results )

IPA Isopropanol / Isopropyl 99.9% is one of the two alcohol / solvents Rick uses ( it is available in almost every country ) – 5 litres will be enough for 5 to 8 ounces & 8 to 9 litres will be enough to make the full treatment – when following the instructions to the letter, no traces of the alcohol remain in the final medicine.

Buy the 99.9% alcohol on eBay or amazon now ( ASAP ) to be ready to make your own oil, if you cannot find the IPA in your country, simply log into another countries eBay and order from there.

Try and get as close to 99.9% as possible, other versions are available, 99.9% is ideal, 99% is good, 95% not so good, 91% is poor, the higher the %, the less water is in the product and the more effective the alcohol is at stripping the cannabinoids from the plant..

Some oil makers do not like the 99.9% IPA as it can make a darker oil with all the waxes & chlorophyll – it can make a darker greener oil that’s not as pure as it can be ( PPM ) parts per million..
To simply overcome this we freeze the IPA for 5 to 12 hours before use ( it won’t ice ) – then do the 2 x 3 minute quick washes as per video / instructions. ( we freeze the IPA and not the cannabis ).
Oils produced from the 99.9% IPA can be from yellow to red depending on the strains used ( when spread thin on white paper ).

Best wishes
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Full written instructions to make the oil:

Dosage information for cancer and other serious conditions:

Video showing how to make the medicine:

Rick’s video “Run from the cure”:

Questions for Rick Simpson: ( Rick mentions cbd being an antagonist @ 6:31 ).

Important message from Rick Simpson [January 2015]: ( Rick mentions he no longer answers emails ).

Please make sure you live in a country that allow the Oil to be made or buy it from a legal supplier (Not legal in most asia Thailand Indonesia etc etc etc )

  1. Intermittent fasting methods
  2. Tips for fasting
  3. Outlook

There are many different ways of intermittent fasting. The methods vary in the number of fast days and the calorie allowances.

Intermittent fasting involves entirely or partially abstaining from eating for a set amount of time, before eating regularly again.

Some studies suggest that this way of eating may offer benefits such as fat loss, better health, and increased longevity. Proponents claim that an intermittent fasting program is easier to maintain than traditional, calorie-controlled diets.

Each person’s experience of intermittent fasting is individual, and different styles will suit different people.

In this article, we discuss the research behind the most popular types of intermittent fasting and provide tips on how to maintain this type of diet.

Seven ways to do intermittent fasting

There are various methods of intermittent fasting, and people will prefer different styles. Read on to find out about seven different ways to do intermittent fasting.

1. Fast for 12 hours a day

Empty plate on wooden table with knife and fork and alarm clock

Different styles of intermittent fasting may suit different people.

The rules for this diet are simple. A person needs to decide on and adhere to a 12-hour fasting window every day.

According to some researchers, fasting for 10–16 hours can cause the body to turn its fat stores into energy, which releases ketones into the bloodstream. This should encourage weight loss.

This type of intermittent fasting plan may be a good option for beginners. This is because the fasting window is relatively small, much of the fasting occurs during sleep, and the person can consume the same number of calories each day.

The easiest way to do the 12-hour fast is to include the period of sleep in the fasting window.

For example, a person could choose to fast between 7 p.m. and 7 a.m. They would need to finish their dinner before 7 p.m. and wait until 7 a.m. to eat breakfast but would be asleep for much of the time in between.

2. Fasting for 16 hours

Fasting for 16 hours a day, leaving an eating window of 8 hours, is called the 16:8 method or the Leangains diet.

During the 16:8 diet, men fast for 16 hours each day, and women fast for 14 hours. This type of intermittent fast may be helpful for someone who has already tried the 12-hour fast but did not see any benefits.

On this fast, people usually finish their evening meal by 8 p.m. and then skip breakfast the next day, not eating again until noon.

A study on mice found that limiting the feeding window to 8 hours protected them from obesity, inflammation, diabetes, and liver disease, even when they ate the same total number of calories as mice that ate whenever they wished.

3. Fasting for 2 days a week

People following the 5:2 diet eat standard amounts of healthful food for 5 days and reduce calorie intake on the other 2 days.

During the 2 fasting days, men generally consume 600 calories and women 500 calories.

Typically, people separate their fasting days in the week. For example, they may fast on a Monday and Thursday and eat normally on the other days. There should be at least 1 non-fasting day between fasting days.

There is limited research on the 5:2 diet, which is also known as the Fast diet. A study involving 107 overweight or obese women found that restricting calories twice weekly and continuous calorie restriction both led to similar weight loss.

The study also found that this diet reduced insulin levels and improved insulin sensitivity among participants.

A small-scale study looked at the effects of this fasting style in 23 overweight women. Over the course of one menstrual cycle, the women lost 4.8 percent of their body weight and 8.0 percent of their total body fat. However, these measurements returned to normal for most of the women after 5 days of normal eating. The ultimate beginner’s guide to intermittent fastingIf you are thinking about trying intermittent fasting, take a look at our guide to learn more about the health benefits, risks, and other points to consider.Read now

4. Alternate day fasting

There are several variations of the alternate day fasting plan, which involves fasting every other day.

For some people, alternate day fasting means a complete avoidance of solid foods on fasting days, while other people allow up to 500 calories. On feeding days, people often choose to eat as much as they want.

One study reports that alternate day fasting is effective for weight loss and heart health in both healthy and overweight adults. The researchers found that the 32 participants lost an average of 5.2 kilograms (kg), or just over 11 pounds (lb), over a 12-week period.

Alternate day fasting is quite an extreme form of intermittent fasting, and it may not be suitable for beginners or those with certain medical conditions. It may also be difficult to maintain this type of fasting in the long term.

5. A weekly 24-hour fast

Woman holding mug or cup of herbal tea.

On a 24-hour diet, a person can have teas and calorie-free drinks.

Fasting completely for 1 or 2 days a week, known as the Eat-Stop-Eat diet, involves eating no food for 24 hours at a time. Many people fast from breakfast to breakfast or lunch to lunch.

People on this diet plan can have water, tea, and other calorie-free drinks during the fasting period.

People should return to normal eating patterns on the non-fasting days. Eating in this manner reduces a person’s total calorie intake but does not limit the specific foods that the individual consumes.

A 24-hour fast can be challenging, and it may cause fatigue, headaches, or irritability. Many people find that these effects become less extreme over time as the body adjusts to this new pattern of eating.

People may benefit from trying a 12-hour or 16-hour fast before transitioning to the 24-hour fast.

6. Meal skipping

This flexible approach to intermittent fasting may be good for beginners. It involves occasionally skipping meals.

People can decide which meals to skip according to their level of hunger or time restraints. However, it is important to eat healthful foods at each meal.

Meal skipping is likely to be most successful when individuals monitor and respond to their body’s hunger signals. Essentially, people using this style of intermittent fasting will eat when they are hungry and skip meals when they are not.

This may feel more natural for some people than the other fasting methods.

7. The Warrior Diet

The Warrior Diet is a relatively extreme form of intermittent fasting.

The Warrior Diet involves eating very little, usually just a few servings of raw fruit and vegetables, during a 20-hour fasting window, then eating one large meal at night. The eating window is usually only around 4 hours.

This form of fasting may be best for people who have tried other forms of intermittent fasting already.

Supporters of the Warrior Diet claim that humans are natural nocturnal eaters and that eating at night allows the body to gain nutrients in line with its circadian rhythms.

During the 4-hour eating phase, people should make sure that they consume plenty of vegetables, proteins, and healthful fats. They should also include some carbohydrates.

Although it is possible to eat some foods during the fasting period, it can be challenging to stick to the strict guidelines on when and what to eat in the long term. Also, some people struggle with eating such a large meal so close to bedtime.

There is also a risk that people on this diet will not eat enough nutrients, such as fiber. This can increase the risk of cancer and have an adverse effect on digestive and immune health.

Tips for maintaining intermittent fasting

Yoga and light exercise may help to make intermittent fasting easier.

Yoga and light exercise may help to make intermittent fasting easier.

It can be challenging to stick to an intermittent fasting program.

The following tips may help people stay on track and maximize the benefits of intermittent fasting:

  • Staying hydrated. Drink lots of water and calorie-free drinks, such as herbal teas, throughout the day.
  • Avoiding obsessing over food. Plan plenty of distractions on fasting days to avoid thinking about food, such as catching up on paperwork or going to see a movie.
  • Resting and relaxing. Avoid strenuous activities on fasting days, although light exercise such as yoga may be beneficial.
  • Making every calorie count. If the chosen plan allows some calories during fasting periods, select nutrient-dense foods that are rich in protein, fiber, and healthful fats. Examples include beans, lentils, eggs, fish, nuts, and avocado.
  • Eating high-volume foods. Select filling yet low-calorie foods, which include popcorn, raw vegetables, and fruits with high water content, such as grapes and melon.
  • Increasing the taste without the calories. Season meals generously with garlic, herbs, spices, or vinegar. These foods are extremely low in calories yet are full of flavor, which may help to reduce feelings of hunger.
  • Choosing nutrient-dense foods after the fasting period. Eating foods that are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients helps to keep blood sugar levels steady and prevent nutrient deficiencies. A balanced diet will also contribute to weight loss and overall health.


There are many different ways to do intermittent fasting, and there is no single plan that will work for everyone. Individuals will experience the best results if they try out the various styles to see what suits their lifestyle and preferences.

Regardless of the type of intermittent fasting, fasting for extended periods when the body is unprepared can be problematic.

These forms of dieting may not be suitable for everyone. If a person is prone to disordered eating, these approaches may exacerbate their unhealthy relationship with food.

People with health conditions, including diabetes, should speak to a doctor before attempting any form of fasting.

For the best results, it is essential to eat a healthful and balanced diet on non-fasting days. If necessary, a person can seek professional help to personalize an intermittent fasting plan and avoid pitfalls.

For more information, see MNT‘s ultimate beginner’s guide to intermittent fasting.


Are all types of intermittent fasting styles safe?


People have practiced fasting for thousands of years, but its safety depends more on who is doing the fasting than the style of fasting itself. People who have malabsorption, are at risk of low blood sugar, or have other medical conditions should seek the counsel of their healthcare provider. While most people can practice many fasting styles safely, extreme types of intermittent fasting, such as the Warrior Diet, can lead to inadequate intake of nutrients such as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Therefore, people should approach this style of fasting with caution. Natalie Butler, RD, LD

Cacao beans are originally from Ecuador and mean “Food of the Gods.” They are from a species of tree called Theobroma cacao. The English evolved the pronunciation to “cocoa,” which is used today. In raw form, they have a high concentration
of antioxidants that help cells repair themselves and stay healthy. Cacao contains many nutrients such as magnesium, iron, zinc, copper and vitamin C. Chocolate is made from cacao beans.

The cacao bean contains about 50 percent fat. It is composed of palmitic and stearic acids which are part of the saturated fatty acids and another unsaturated fat called oleic acid. Cacao beans do not raise blood cholesterol because their content of saturated fats is very low. The sugar content is very low in the bean. It is in the form of a simple sugar much like table sugar. Because the content is low, sugar is added when making chocolate for a more desired sweet taste.

Cacao beans contain antioxidants called polyphenols. Much research has focused on polyphenols in the last ten years. According to the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,” polyphenols support a role in preventing cardiovascular diseases and cancers. This is because the antioxidant properties stop the oxidative stress on cells that can lead to degenerative diseases.

Cacao beans can be eaten right off the tree. They are reported to be quite bitter, but tolerable. These beans contain needed minerals such as iron, calcium and potassium, according to nutritionist Gillian McKeith. Iron is needed by red blood cells to ensure enough oxygen gets carried through the veins. Without iron, a person could feel fatigued and dizzy. Calcium helps maintain bone health. Potassium is needed to keep the heart healthy and strong.

Cacao beans contain vitamins needed in the daily diet. Vitamin C helps your immune system and can be also found in foods such as orange juice. Vitamin A keeps your eyes and skin healthy. Other vitamins in these beans are B, D and E. Though these vitamins are also included in multi-vitamin supplements, chocolate should not replace a vitamin or a balanced diet.

One ounce of cacao beans contains approximately 170 calories. The fat calories are about 117, no cholesterol. One ounce is about 16 beans. When cacao beans are processed into chocolate in the commercial trade, milk, cream and sugar are added. Per the USDA, one ounce of chocolate is slightly lower in calories: 152 calories, 76 fat calories. However, the cholesterol is seven milligrams.

Olives are one of the ancient foods recognized by humans, dating back some 8,000 years in the Mediterranean region. The olive tree was respected as a symbol of peace and happiness, despite the fact that olives were used as food and a source
of oil. Olive leaf extract boosts energy, and is a naturalelement that can improve mood and overall happiness.

The origin of Olive, a small tree of the Oleaceae family, was in the eastern Mediterranean coast and Northern Iran and is at present grown in several countries such as Spain, Italy, Australia, Argentina, Greece, Turkey, and California. Over thousands of years, The health benefits of olive oil have been documented by many prehistoric physicians like Hippocrates, Galen, Dioscorides, and Diocles. Olive fruit is yellowish green and the young olive can be consumed raw or eaten after preserved, while the color of the ripe olive fruit will be black. Olive oils are typically made from olives that are old.

Olives are available in variety of colors ranging from green to brown to purple to black, with flavors just as varied ranging from sweet to sour. However, all olives in fact begin only in green color. Unripe olives are extremely bitter and cannot be eaten due to a substance called ‘oleuropin’. In order to obtain a tasty edible fruit, they must have their bitterness removed through several curing processes. Olives are picked at different stages of ripeness. Once they ripe, they gradually turn from green to black. They are then cured using one of several processes, such as, soaking in oil, brine or water, or dry packing in salt. A more artificial, but quicker method which takes only a few days for removing the bitterness mainly for canned black olives is soaking the olives in ‘lye’. However, it removes much of the olive’s original flavor.

The essential nutrients found in Olives are:

Vitamins A, B complex, C, E, K, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc, Omega-3, -6, -9 fatty acids are the vital nutrients that are present in olive.

Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fat and antioxidants like chlorophyll, lutein, poly phenols and carotenoids.

There are wide-range of benefits of Olives and olive oils:

Whole olives contain the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal antioxidant called ‘poly phenols’. Olive leaf contain anti-microbial substances are effective to combat a number of fungi, bacteria and viruses.

Olives are known to increase production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach and stimulates the immune system.

Olives has a useful protein-to-fat ratio and it stays alkaline.

Olive oil may also be used as massage oil to maintain softness and moisture skin. One can use olive oil and mix with bath soap or body lotion. Also, olive oil is believed to erase fine lines and wrinkles.

Olive oil may be used reduce thickened skin on the soles of the feet, and also to strengthen nails.

Olive oil is as very effective to maintain the firmness and shape the breast.

The vital constituent present in olive leaf is called ‘Oleuropein’. It is a phyto chemical, meaning it comes from a plant that aids to get rid of infection without the use of a chemically made antibiotic. Oleuropein has also been revealed to possess antioxidants that help to prevent diseases, bacteria, and viruses from developing in the body.

Olive leaf extract, and the oils that are obtained from it are known to regulate circulation in the body by aiding blood to flow very smoothly through the veins and arteries. Consecutively, this assists to defend against heart disease and heart conditions that can lead to additional risks.

In a study, Researchers at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid in Spain discovered that a diet rich in extra virgin olive oil helped to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and significantly stimulated an increase in HDL (good) cholesterol.

The chemical element chloride in the olive fruit can help to improve liver function in order to work better so that helps the body in removing waste materials.

A recent study of Annals of Oncology found a monounsaturated fatty acid found in olive oil known as oleic acid has the ability to decrease the affect of an oncogene, a gene that will convert a host cell into a cancer You do not have access to view this node. This specific oncogene is linked with the quick growth of breast cancer tumors.

Olives are also used to help lower blood sugar levels and lowers high blood pressure and bladder drug.

Olive leaf has long been used in early Greek civilization as a wound cleanser

Linoleic acid is an acid that is found in olive fruits. This acid is incredibly useful for breast feeding mothers as linoleic acid deficiency can decrease the baby’sgrowth and increase the probability of several skin diseases.

Other olives health benefits are to contribute to the body structure, thus making the body become stronger.

Valuable Vitamins such as vitamins A, D, E, and K present in olive oils provide health benefits in human health as these vitamins helps the growth of bone and mineral levels in the body of children and adults.

Applying olive oil on hair and scalp care is a correct solution for healthy hair, since the olive oil nutrition can repair damaged hair cuticles while offering more moisture to the hair so it can make the hair softer, healthier, and shiny.

Grown beneath the earth, root vegetables seem to have seeped in all of mother nature’s natural healing benefits. Whether you’re eating carrots in a salad, minced onion in a stir-fry, baked yam as a sweet side, or any of the other following
vegetables, your body’s sure to thank you. Here’s a breakdown of some of the healthiest foods pulled from under the dirt.

Ginger: This root vegetable is the underground stem of the plant Zingiber officinale and has been used as a digestive aid by the Chinese for more than 2,000 years. With such broad benefits such as helping treat arthritis, nausea, and heart conditions to relieving colds and headaches, ginger is nature’s practically perfect panacea.

Onion: Peel off as little of the outer layers as possible, because the onion’s flavonoids, which provide antibacterial benefits, are more concentrated in those areas. Onions have also been shown to increase bone density, especially for older women, have anti-inflammatory properties, and lower esophageal- and mouth-cancer risks.

Garlic: “The stinking rose” is known for its numerous health benefits; whole books are dedicated to its cardiovascular, antiviral, cancer-preventative, and metabolism-boosting qualities. Garlic specifically has a set of sulfur-containing compounds that help protect against oxidative stress, which often leads to less than pleasant inflammation.

Fennel: Widely used in mouth fresheners, toothpastes, and antacids, but also a lovely addition to salads, fennel’s essential oils offer huge nutritional benefits. If you’re low on red blood cells, fennel has been used as a natural treatment for anemia, especially because it is heavy in iron. Indigestion, constipation, and respiratory disorders, are among other ailments fennel can help cure.

Yam: With more than 200 varieties, yams vary from yellow to purple. They are all, however, great sources of vitamin B6 and potassium. Many people tout that wild yam extract, which contains diosgenins (chemicals that act similarl to progesterone), helps provide an alternative to hormone replacement for menopausal women. While studies have yet to confirm this, Chinese herbal medicine has been using yams to improve organ function for centuries.

Carrot: It’s common knowledge that carrots make your eyesight better. What makes the orange-colored root great for vision health is its beta-carotene content, which is converted to vitamin A, travels to the retina, and protects against macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness. Perfect for dipping in your favorite hummus or dressing, studies have also found that carrots promote lung health.

Radish: The ancient Greeks held such high opinion of radishes in the medical field that Greek physician Androcydes used to instruct his patients to eat daily servings of radish to prevent intoxication. Radishes are high in vitamin C and have are helpful in lowering cholesterol, curing urinary tract disorders, and increasing the supply of fresh oxygen in the bloodstream.

Beet: These red and golden vegetables are packed with unique phytonutrients called betalains, which provide support for the body’s antioxidants and detoxifcation process. Make sure to add beets to your daily diet to help clean out your system. In addition, lab studies of human tumor cells show that beets’ betanin decreases the cells’ growth.

Since ancient times, the artichoke has been used for liver and gallbladder conditions, ‘cleaning’ the blood, as well as the bladder. The Egyptians highly prized it as a health and diet food and Plinius described it as the ‘food for the rich’ because of the health problems contributed to a ‘rich’ life style – excessive in rich foods, fats and wine that led to liver illnesses (such as cirrhosis), gout and a general run down condition.

The artichoke is very high in fiber, potassium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and other trace elements important for a balanced system. It is known to positively help poor liver function as well as lower the blood sugar, improve the appetite and digestion, is diuretic and may help some migraine conditions (most especially those caused by toxins in the blood). As it helps the body rid itself of excess water and moves toxins it also has the added side effect of an improved skin luminosity.

In a poor diet of excessive drinking (most especially strong alcoholic drinks), high red meat and fat consumption, the artichoke can boost the liver’s ability to regenerate its cells.

The liver’s main function is the metabolic transformation of nutrients from the food we eat. It also detoxifies certain poisons. An overstressed liver obviously cannot function properly, which among other things results in poor assimilation of nutrients and increased toxins in the blood. This will eventually adversely affect the entire body causing numerous ailments that are often only symptomatically treated. What is amazing are the numbers of people who abuse their livers and hence their bodies, think they eat well, yet are suffering from a form of malnutrition – a word one associates with poverty and third world countries.

Artichokes only have about 25 calories. They are excellent for weight loss and maintaining optimum health. Artichokes are extremely filling and two or three of them will suffice for a complete meal with amazingly no fat, tons of fiber and an abundance of vitamins. They are easy to prepare, just steam them. Serve them with a little Apple Cider Vinegar and some lemon and balsamic vinegar.

There are 125 medical schools in the US with only 30 requiring a course in nutrition. The average Doctor receives 2.5 hours during the entire eight years of education. The most common cause of death in the US is heart attacks. Every 45 seconds someone dies of a heart attack with the average risk of having a heart attack for an average man is 50%. 95% of the population are meat/dairy eaters. If you eliminate meat and dairy from your diet all together, you reduce the risk of having a heart attack by 90%. The average cholesterol level of people eating meat-centered-diet is 210 mg/dl . Chance of dying from heart disease if you are male and your blood cholesterol level is 210 mg/dl is greater than 50 percent. I talk about so many dangers of meat consumption on this page from the environment to animal cruelty and to the health and well being of humans. There is no food worse for you than meat and dairy. There is tremendous evidence that this food group is the number one cause of cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. People still smoke and it says right on the package that “smoking causes cancer.” People still drink alcohol and it is a surety that excess drinking causes liver cancer, heart disease and the addiction of alcoholism. People will still eat meat and dairy no matter what evidence and repercussions they experience. Meat and dairy consumption is such a drag on our economy, our healthcare, the environment and the ethical treatment of animals. While McDonald’s and Burger King explode in sales and store openings, so do mortuaries and heart disease wards. There is no end to the epidermic of human diseases, animal suffering and the depletion of our natural resources as well as the pollution of our waters, air and land. Something for sure has to be done and done quickly as our resources are running out. Super-sizing in people is a repercussion of super-sizing 64 ounce cokes, triple size bacon/cheese burgers and pizzas the size of small aircraft. Our healthcare is a major political issue and a huge portion of our debt is because of the high increase in healthcare. Very little is spent on preventive medicine. People like Jamie Oliver who goes to schools and educates kids on a healthy diet is being banned in cities like Los Angeles because kids were not eating the high fat foods the schools offered and opted to bring fresh fruit and vegetables. This is so wrong as it shows our economy depends on the fast food industry to survive and our schools depend on the sales of sodas, salted snacks, candy bars and pizzas. People should be subsidized for a healthy diet, organic farms should be subsidized for growing health foods instead of animal agricultural farms being subsidized to offset the high cost of raising animals for food. Our entire system is backwards. We have no preventive healthcare in place and until we do, our planet will just get sicker and sicker……..

Now, if you look at your clock and see these numbers 2:22, 3:33, 11:11, 12:12, then this is the universe trying to alert you to something, it is crucial that you listen.

Numbers that appear like that are no coincidence. They bear secret information from the world beyond.

They attest to a deeper understanding of our lives that we often don’t notice during the daily hustle and bustle of life.

One of the most valued numbers are 11, and when it is in the form of this 11:11, then its significance is even higher.

The numbers above say that your cell memory is activated.

What this number does is activate your memory to remember something that you can’t recall. The 11:11 is a number that tells you that you are doing the right thing and that you are in tune with a higher reality.

This number also points to some divine connection between the terrestrial world and the spiritual world. It is crucial that you notice when this event takes place. They are special times, and they are charged with spiritual energy.

When you notice this happening, it is essential that you make a wish or stay still and be in the moment. Feel the forces of the higher reality. As you do that, see if you can recognize the boundary between the real and the unreal. Trying to do this will help you concentrate on seeing beyond the physical realm and when you do that you will realize that everything is in some way connected. The seen and the unseen.

If you see the numbers 11:11, it means that you are about to feel the unconditional love that has made you a being. And with this, you now can become alive and one with your consciousness. That would help get answers to the deeper questions that you have always asked. These questions could include ” What is the purpose of the human race on earth?” ” What role do I play towards helping the human race get closer to that goal or purpose?” Remember that we can only get fulfillment when we offer our service to others.

Now, the epiphanies that you would get from such a fantastic experience can’t be explained in words. It has more to do with feeling an atmosphere of incredible events. Such events can lead to the activation of the third eye, also known as the chakra.

These significant numbers all have deep meanings, and these meanings have to do with all the steps of levels of our spiritual sojourns on this terrestrial planet.

11 shows that we are being born into some kind of new beginnings. It is encouraging us to restructure our lives to fit our pursuit of goals that we cherish. The goals that existential questions lead us to and when we pursue this dreams we would find genuine and long-lasting happiness.

Here is the foundation for the code that you’re learning if you want to start reading the signs you’re getting “by the numbers.”

Seeing 1’s – new beginnings, focus on the positive, you’re manifesting what you think about so clean up your thoughts! Also is oneness with God or the Universe and feelings of unity.

Seeing 2’s – this is the energy of balance, partnership, of bringing the masculine and feminine energies together. It’s a message that all is well. Trust and patience is required. Right action, healthy emotional boundaries, and love are required. It can also be telling you that something in your life is out of balance.

Seeing 3’s – represents the trinity of mind/body/spirit. It’s bringing you a spiritual message. This is your sign from the higher source that you believe in – God, Buddha, Jesus – whatever you believe in. It’s also the energy of communication, joyful self-expression, and emotional sensitivity. It’s telling you to live “in joy” as much as possible.

Seeing 4’s – this number indicates the opportunity to grow in perfect balance with a partner. If you see this number, your guides are assuring you that they hear you and are helping and supporting you. It can indicate hard work is needed to achieve a goal and that you’re either craving security or feeling boxed in by limitations. The message: Cultivate flexibility.

Seeing 5’s – this is the number of change! It’s telling you that change is occurring – and it’s always for the better and in line with your personal and spiritual evolution. Embrace change, let go of the old, and tap into your sense of adventure.

Seeing 6’s – this is the number of guidance, duty, service, and love. You might be feeling worried about something in you life when this number shows up. It’s the Universe’s way of telling you to relax. “Worrying is like sitting on a rocking chair. It may give you something to do, but it won’t get you anywhere.” This number is a teacher of truth.

Seeing 7’s – this is a mystical and “lucky” number. It marks both beginnings and endings. Think of it in terms of the 7 chakras, 7 days of the week, 7 days to create the world, and so on. Lucky number 7 . . . when you see this number, you’re being given the message that you’re on the right path and whatever happens will exceed your expectations.

Seeing 8’s – this is the money, power, and abundance vibration. It’s also the number of cosmic consciousness and Infinity. If this number shows up it’s telling you that there is an endless supply of abundance in the world. It’s telling you to step into your power and make it happen.

Seeing 9’s – this is a sacred number in Numerology. It’s all about completions, letting go of the old to make room for the new. It’s about finishing, saying good-bye, and moving forward with open arms. As Tom Stoppard says: “I look on every exit as an entrance to someplace else.” This is a sign to hop to it and get to work on your higher sense of purpose. No lolly-gagging in indecision and procrastination. Start taking the steps to manifest your higher sense of self.

Overall, when you see repeating numbers, the Universe is giving you recognition and validation that you’re on the right path OR it’s giving you a warning and a “heads-up” to clean up your thoughts and align more consistently with your sense of purpose.

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You already know that there are tremendous health benefits of eating natural whole grains, legumes and a variety of fresh organic fruits and vegetables every day.

Alfalfa, broccoli, radish, clover, sunflower, legumes and grains sprouts are ‘superfoods.’ Sprouts is a ‘live food’, that contain several essential nutrients and minerals that you won’t get from fresh vegetables and cooked grains and legumes. Sprouts contain several compounds that improve digestion and are rich in antioxidants. Sprouts like broccoli, radish, and clover offer as much as 50 times the nutritional value of the mature vegetable. The same with beans like mung, adzuki, and garbanzo. Here are some key benefits of eating sprouts:

Sprouts contain oxygen. Because sprouts are a ‘living’ food, they contain hundreds of molecules of oxygen, which is essential for healthy cells. Oxygen-rich foods can ward off viruses and even kill off bacteria. You need a fair amount of oxygen-rich foods in your diet to enjoy the benefits, and sprouts can help you achieve your nutrition balance for the day!

Sprouts have an alkalizing effect on the body. Your body needs to be alkaline in order to be healthy, and there are several foods and toxins that can offset this balance. Sprouts are very alkaline, so you’ll be helping your body achieve balance with ease.

Sprouts contain healthy fats and EFA, the essential fatty acids your body needs to perform basic body functions. You need a certain level of fat in your diet in order to ward off infections and strengthen your immune system. Sprouts are rich in EFAs, so they can support a healthy diet and keep your metabolism functioning at its optimal level.

Sprouts are natural sources of fiber. Fiber helps keep your digestive system healthy and helps you feel fuller between meals. Eating more fiber can support your healthy diet and reduce the risk of constipation. Loading up your sandwich or a meal with sprouts can give your daily fiber counts a boost, and help you digest your meal easily.

Sprouts can give you a dose of vitamins B and C. Sprouts contain a number of vitamins and minerals, and the quantities are even greater when you soak the seeds overnight. Soaking the seeds overnight increases the levels of vitamin B, so you will always be doing your body a favor by doing this.

Sprouts are very low in calories. Sprouts contain only 9 calories per ounce, and these are a combination of healthy carbs, protein, and healthy fats. You can load up your pocket pita, sandwich and salads with generous amounts of sprouts to enjoy all of the benefits of this amazing vegetable – and do it guilt-free!

I make a salad loaded with organic broccoli, radish, clover, pea, mung, garbanzo and adzuki bean sprouts along with organic beets, red cabbage, carrots, celery, and parsley. I add avocado, lemon and apple cider vinegar. I call this my longevity salad.

Sprouts are grown inside, so look around your community and you will most likely find a local organic sprout farm… They are also called micro-greens, which is actually the most used term….. You can also grow your own… Better natural food stores like Whole Foods and of course your local organic food co-op will have them for sure…