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Heartnews Tips

 

June 2013

(The following are news items and opinions. This is not medical advice.)

Peroxide and baking soda for perfect teeth

The bacteria that cause tooth decay and gum disease need carbs to survive -- so when men ate mostly meat, those germs died off harmlessly.

But once he began eating starches and simple sugars, those bacteria thrived -- and dentists' waiting rooms have been standing-room only ever since. Obviously, the best way to keep your own pearls white and strong is to avoid carbs and sugar.

But don't stop there. Here is a way to keep your teeth in perfect shape.

You don't need toothpaste. You don't even need a toothbrush. Instead, mix 3 percent hydrogen peroxide with baking soda and work the paste into your gums with your fingertips. Rinse and gargle with the hydrogen peroxide -- don't swallow! -- and remember to floss, and you'll have teeth problems about as often as the cavemen did.

Hearing loss linked to Alzheimer's

Johns Hopkins researchers have been following nearly 2,000 subjects over the age of 75 since 2001. They've found that difficulty in hearing sounds under 25 decibels is linked with accelerated cognitive decline and impairment.

If you're experiencing hearing problems, please don't treat it as a nuisance. Talk to your family and your doctor, and make sure you consider any other symptoms that could lead to something more serious.

Also note that folate, vitamin B-12, and zinc deficiencies may cause hearing loss. Supplements may relieve the problem in each of those cases. Start taking these three items right away and see if your hearing and alzheimer's improves.

But whatever you do, don't let your doctor mask hearing loss side effects with an antidepressant or some other drug. It will do nothing for the real problem and may just mask a much more serious concern.

How to know if your acid reflux is from too little or too much stomach acid

Want to find out where you stand? The next time you have heartburn, take two to three tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in four ounces of water (drink carefully). If the apple cider vinegar alleviates your symptoms, you are one of those people who have low acid production. Not a vinegar fan? Try a warm four to eight ounce glass of water mixed with unrefined sea salt (table salt won't work). There are some cases in which a person actually does need an acid inhibitor. These people truly produce too much stomach acid or have a condition

that leads to acid reflux like a hiatal hernia. If you are currently taking a prescription medication, DO NOT stop taking it cold turkey; consult your physician on reducing your dosage gradually to eventually eliminate it.

Tips on how to stop acid reflux

1. I had read to use only ORGANIC A.C.V with the mother (floaty stuff) in it...as that is what helps. I add a bit of honey and drink with a straw (less stress on teeth). Use this everyday and have for a few years! Was able to stop PPI's after they were Rx'd and didn't help for a couple years. Also in a pinch or on the road (instead of antacid) grab a teaspoon or so of regular yellow mustard (like in packets at fast food place). Sounds weird, but it works! 2. Most of us don't have enough acid in our stomach to digest food properly. With antacids (or baking soda) we kill what is left, therefore not digesting our food. The cause is weakened esophageal sphincter, which doesn't close properly, and no matter how much acid you have, that acid has an open way up.

3. Stop eating breads or anything else made with yeast. You will feel the difference. And of course, organic food, whenever possible.

Supplement with magnesium chloride and eat more raw foods as well as taking digestive enzymes before eating and cut down or cut out alcohol and you'll find that acid reflux is gone rather quickly.

4. I had some heavy antibiotics during a recent hospital stay, and the reflux I had returned with a vengeance. A couple of days on Kombucha, which re-populated my digestive tract with beneficial bacteria, and the reflux disappeared. It's really easy to make, inexpensively and you can buy it commercially, but at greater cost. I have used a bottle of commercially made Kombucha as a starter. It made a wonderfully well, developed "mushroom" that I have been able to grow new ones from, time and time again.

5. I take HCl and Super enzymes with meals. Celiac may cause acid reflux due to low stomach acid. Neutralizing the acid more doesn't let a person absorb nutrients. Not eating gluten/dairy/soy/sugar....taking vitamins/good oils and HCl, enzymes with meals, 2000mg of fish oil an 5000IU of Vit D3, Nature's plus- Source of life multiple may help.

6. I discovered by accident if I eat some citrus fruit every day - doesn't take much, just a small orange or few bites of grapefruit - my problems with night time reflux pain pretty much stopped after awhile. Commercial fruit juices or frozen fruit juice concentrates don't work at all - has to be the actual fresh fruit. Probably similar mechanism as apple cider vinegar.

Want to relax and have a good night's sleep?

Turmeric milk is the answer and here is how to make it.

This milk is best taken before sleep as it will make you very relaxed and extremely sleepy. It is so easy to make too.

There are countless benefits of taking turmeric and those benefits include cancer tumors, inflammation, arthritis, knee and elbow pain and more. Turmeric is also used for Alzheimer's Disease combined with vitamin D3.

Turmeric is very healthy and wonderful to help you relax and sleep better. Turmeric, however is a very valuable spice and has a lot more to it than just to help you relax.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta's Turmeric Milk recipe.

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon ginger

Directions:

Bring the almond milk to a boil and remove from the stove. Add in the spices and the honey and stir. Sip slowly before sleep.

Hydrogen peroxide cures prostate cancer?

A relative of my husbands cured himself of prostrate cancer by putting food grade hydrogen peroxide in his bath. Peroxide is H2O3 and the extra oxygen molecule goes into the blood stream through the largest organ of the body the skin. This was 15 years ago. All the cheap cures seem to get overlooked even now.

Ban incandescent light bulb to save a little electricity and give us bulbs with mercury???

With the ban of incandescent bulbs, we are expected to turn to CFLs. As I've mentioned before, CFL light bulbs are a mess. And any mess that includes mercury is a colossal, dangerous mess.

Yes, CFLs use less energy, which reduces mercury emissions from power plants. But CFLs contain mercury. So we've removed a little mercury from the air. But we've brought it into our homes.

That's an insane trade off! Inevitably, millions of these bulbs are broken, cleaned up, and tossed in the trash. That means millions of people now have direct exposure to mercury - a carcinogenic neurotoxin!

And already, the signs are grim.

According to the Association of Lighting and Mercury Recyclers, only about 2% of CFLs are properly recycled. That means the rest end up in landfills. But before they ever make it there, they're crushed in garbage trucks.

Just based on all this, I'd say the CFL bulb is one of the worst ideas ever. But now it appears that the bulbs are dangerous even before they're broken. A new study shows that the bulbs emit levels of ultraviolet radiation strong enough to

burn skin cells within two feet. Extended exposure may prompt melanoma skin cancer.

In other research, scientists found that CFLs release potentially carcinogenic toxins when you switch them on. This produces what they call "electrical smog" around the bulbs.

Ugh! This thing is a monster!

CFL marketing has been so successful that many believe it's our only option to the fast fading incandescent. But it's not.

The LED bulb is a far better choice. Until recently, LED bulbs were more expensive than CFLs. But the cost is coming down. LED bulbs also last longer than CFLs. They're mercury free. And they don't emit harmful levels of UV rays. (LED bulbs in tanning beds are different from commercial LED bulbs.) My hope is that the CFL era will soon be on the way out.

Use these herbs to reduce your need of insulin "Goldenseal" is the first herb diabetics ought to take a serious look at. Goldenseal has an insulin-like effect in the body, meaning it lowers blood sugar levels. If you are on insulin and start using goldenseal, it is important to monitor your sugar level carefully, because if the goldenseal (or any other herbs and supplements you are taking) begin to take effect, your need for insulin will diminish. In fact, you may wish to have your doctor monitor your progress occasionally.

"Licorice Root" has the opposite effect from goldenseal. It tends to raise blood sugar levels or at least to help stabilize them. It works because it aids the adrenal glands. With blood sugar problems, the adrenals are often called upon to produce adrenaline to cause the liver to release sugar in the case of low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). One diabetic woman could tell by how she felt when her blood sugar was too high or too low. She took licorice to raise her blood sugar when necessary and goldenseal to lower it.

Hibiscus lowers blood pressure

Researchers remain unsure exactly how hibiscus acts to lower blood pressure, but they have suggested several mechanisms. Some studies suggest that hibiscus opens the arteries, slows the release of blood vessel-constricting hormones, and acts as a diuretic. It has also been shown to have an antioxidant effect in the body and to boost the immune system.

For those making hibiscus tea at home, dosage recommendations vary from one to five teaspoons steeped for five to 10 minutes in a cup of boiling water.

Magnesium for arthritis

Cathy says: "I have always had a strange amount of arthritis and inflammation. I had such damage to jaw joints both sides had to be replaced at age 30. Five years later my foot was so painful I had surgery on that to clean out arthritis and fix big toe issues. By 40 I was prescribed anti depressants, ADHD stimulant, birth control, muscle relaxer and anti anxiety meds! And I STILL HAD PAIN and it was really starting to affect my activities of daily life! My Chiropractor recommended Magnesium oil. So I tried it and OMG my pain subsided! I was Magnesium deficient! So I start my whole magnesium supplementing routine. Magnesium rich foods, Oral Magnesium, Magnesium oil, Magnesium baths,

Magnesium soap, Magnesium shampoo etc! My friends and family started teasing me because anyone who crossed my path with a problem, bad attitude or an ugly look I would say "They must be magnesium deficient!" I finally know what it feels like to walk around without head and neck pain for the first time in my life! I'm a much more relaxed, patient person! I was able to get off of almost all medications (2 more to quit and I'm free)! I'm feeling the best I have felt in 10 years! Took my cholesterol from 268 to 170! And I'm actually maintaining my ideal weight.

Organic sulfur crystals relieves alzheimer's

A friend was in a nursing home because of her Alzheimer's. Her husband kept supplying her with a 1/2 gallon of water with 8 teaspoons of organic sulfur crystals dissolved in it. After 6 months when her husband walked into the room she calmly said to him, "Hi honey. let's get the blank out of here". They are alive and well and living in Costa Rica.

Remedy for Cataracts Some eye drop remedies have had great success in treating cataracts. Dr Robert Rowen, editor of Second Opinion, developed an eye drop formula to be used three times daily which can be made by pharmacies with the following ingredients:

DMSO - 6.25 percent Vitamin C - 1.25 percent Glutathione - 1.25 percent

Benefits of Turmeric

I have a teaspoon of turmeric/pinch of cayenne pepper every morning in a glass of milk without fail. I can now lift both of my arms up in the air which I couldn't do before, it takes pain away in my hand, it also helps my digestive system, plus I can walk further when I go out.

Benefits of Almonds

The most nutritionally-dense nut known to man, almonds are a powerhouse of nutrition that can provide immediate and lasting relief from pain and other conditions. A rich source of potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E, and iron, almonds help regulate cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, and promote healthy weight loss. Likewise, eating a handful of raw almonds every day can not only help ward off long-term health conditions like heart disease, but also provide instant relief for digestive discomfort, inflammation, and even headaches.

Clary Sage Essential Oil for pain and bruising

You don't have to buy the expensive stuff the lesser brand works just as good. I work with animals and am always getting kicked and therefore bruised. I keep a bottle of this stuff in the barn and as soon as I get kicked I put a drop or two on the sight and rub it in. I got kicked in the head by my donkey while trimming his feet (my grandson came in and spooked him) and I could feel the lump grow immediately. I got the Clary Sage and rubbed a bunch on just above my right eyebrow. Right away the pain eased and I went about my business. The next day the lump was almost gone and no bruising was at the sight that I rubbed the oil on, however I didn't rub it on the area below my eyebrow and it looked like I had

put some weird eyeshadow on. THAT is how good this stuff works. It also will help to stop bleeding if put on an open wound. I am never without it!

Aloe Vera gel for burns, sunburn, ulcers and hemorrhoids

You should always have aloe Vera gel on hand. Try to get the whole leaf or leaves. Break one open, peel back the outer leaf enough to expose the gel, and apply it directly to a burn. You can cover the leave's open end and refrigerate it for a week. Great for sunburn too.

If you purchase a bottled gel off the shelf, make sure it's pure with minimal preservatives. It's also useful for hemorrhoid relief. Some consume it for inflamed ulcers with satisfactory results.

Organic activated charcoal powder for poison antidote

Organic activated charcoal powder is a great antidote for poisons or toxicity from excess OTC pharmaceuticals if used quickly enough after mistakenly swallowing a toxic household product or overdosing a pharmaceutical. Most ER facilities have it on hand for those purposes.

West Palm Beach doctor Al Sears, MD, recommends daily consumption of the powder in water for 10 days as a general gastrointestinal (GI) detox. For general detox, it's better to use the powder, which can be ordered online, instead of capsules.