The atmosphere is changing the food we eat… and not for the better!

The increase in carbon dioxide from global warming is reducing protein in plants and raising their carbohydrate levels. What effect does this have on our nutritional status, with regard to diabetes and obesity? And with the further findings that this change correlates to a reduction in mineral content in plants, we must look at the other health issues involved in deficiencies of zinc and iron, among others.

Few people are talking about this. It is time we did!

Check out this article in Politico: “The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention.”  By HELENA BOTTEMILLER EVICH
09/13/2017 05:03 AM EDT

FROM THE ARTICLE “… elevated CO2 has been shown to drive down important minerals like calcium, potassium, zinc and iron. The data we have, which look at how plants would respond to the kind of CO2 concentrations we may see in our lifetimes, show these important minerals drop by 8 percent, on average. The same conditions have been shown to drive down the protein content of C3 crops, in some cases significantly, with wheat and rice dropping 6 percent and 8 percent, respectively.”

GOLDENROD: Researchers “found that the protein content of goldenrod pollen has declined by a third since the industrial revolution—and the change closely tracks with the rise in CO2. Scientists have been trying to figure out why bee populations around the world have been in decline, which threatens many crops that rely on bees for pollination. Ziska’s paper suggested that a decline in protein prior to winter could be an additional factor making it hard for bees to survive other stressors.”

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What is the most important factor in human happiness?

 

I know I am a homeopath, nutritionist, and writer in the health arena, so why am I talking about human happiness? Well, it surely is profoundly important to human health, don’t you think?

Philosophers have pondered what creates human happiness for thousands of years, with various speculative theories. We know it isn’t money. We know it isn’t career, job, possessions,  power. In fact it is simple. It is relationships. It is LOVE.

But if you want evidence, check out this Harvard study: Harvard Study of Adult Development.  In a terrific TED talk, psychiatrist Robert Waldinger presents the findings of this 75 year Harvard study. “The surprising finding is that our relationships and how happy we are in our relationships has a powerful influence on our health,” said Robert Waldinger, director of the study, a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. “Taking care of your body is important, but tending to your relationships is a form of self-care too. That, I think, is the revelation.”

Here is an article with all the details: https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2017/04/over-nearly-80-years-harvard-study-has-been-showing-how-to-live-a-healthy-and-happy-life/

Here is the TED talk: http://thepowerofideas.ideapod.com/75-year-harvard-study-revealed-one-important-factor-human-happiness/?utm_content=buffer3a59a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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We need to get off the couch!


We need to get off our backsides! And I don’t think this applies only to baby boomers.. With winter coming, we should really not sit for four hours every evening after dinner and watch TV. We need a plan! Maybe we could go for a walk, or when too cold perhaps watch an episode of something while we either walk on a treadmill or aerobic bike? But sadly, laziness and sloth seem to be human beings’ default positions. Lol. Let’s fight that!

Check out this article and research from NPR station WBUR.org in Boston.

“Count the number of hours you sit each day. Be honest.

“If you commute an hour in the morning and hour after work — that’s two hours, and if you sit at an eight-hour-a-day desk job that’s 10,” says epidemiologist Loretta DiPietro of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University.

“Then you come home at, say, 6 p.m., eat dinner and crash into your recliner for another three to four hours,” says DiPietro. “That’s 13 to 14 hours of sitting.”

Being immobile like that for many hours each day does more than raise the risk of a host of diseases. DiPietro and her colleagues have good evidence that, as the years wear on, it actually reduces the ability of older people to get around on foot at all.

In a study of sitting and walking ability that surveyed people ages 50 to 71 across 8 to 10 years, those who tended to sit the most and move the least had more than three times the risk of difficulty walking by the end of the study, when compared to their more active counterparts.

Some ended up unable to walk at all. The study appears in the current issue of The Journals of Gerontology: Medical Sciences.”  READ MORE

 

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I do NOT ever get a flu vaccine

I do NOT get a flu vaccine. Ever. I take Oscillo, the homeopathic remedy that prevents and treats flu. Oh, and I haven’t had the flu in 25 years. “Here’s the bottom line, the vast number of people who get the flu vaccine aren’t going to get any benefit, but they get all of the risks and complications.”

This article spells it out: “Johns Hopkins Researcher Releases Shocking Report on Flu Vaccines”  http://bit.ly/2voUtH7

And here is the reference article from the British Medical Jounral:http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3037

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Turmeric: the anti-inflammatory spice.

Turmeric: adding it to your diet or nutrient regimen can reduce inflammation in your body.

~  “One component in turmeric, curcumin, has been proven so effective as an anti-inflammatory that it’s compared to prescription medications, without the toxic side effects8 such as ulcer formation, internal bleeding and a lowered white blood cell count.” Dr. Mercola

There are many benefits of incorporating Turmeric into your diet or nutrient regimen.  The main active compound in turmeric, curcurmin, assists your digestive processes, supports your health’s health, acts as an antioxidant, smooths your skin, seems to reduce period cramps for women,  and even promotes good sleep and an improved mood.  For MORE: The Six Health Benefits of Turmeric 

 

~ Also, read what Dr. Andrew Weil has to say about Turmeric: https://www.drweil.com/diet-nutrition/nutrition/3-reasons-to-eat-turmeric/

“One of the most comprehensive summaries of turmeric benefits studies to date was published by the respected ethnobotanist James A. Duke, Phd., in the October, 2007 issue of Alternative & Complementary Therapies, and summarized in the July, 2008, issue of the American Botanical Council publication HerbClip.

Reviewing some 700 studies looking at turmeric benefits, Duke concluded that turmeric appears to outperform many pharmaceuticals in its effects against several chronic, debilitating diseases, and does so with virtually no adverse side effects.”

 

~ Are you taking Turmeric but not seeing any reduction in arthritis pain, for example?

Here is a good article listing the things to check as you are taking Turmeric. Good quality source? Taking it daily? Taking it with fats, not on empty stomach or with honey alone? This is a usual article: https://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-queries/taking-turmeric-but-see-no-benefits-follow-these-5-steps

 

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The Homeopathic Nosode: the miracle remedy!

I recently received a question from another homeopath, on my Facebook Solomon Healing page, inquiring about the use of nosodes for CFS. Here is an excerpt from my book, about how to choose and use a nosode.

Viral or Bacterial Nosode Treatment

If one has employed a Voll, Vega or even Kinesiological screening, a viral match may be found, the most common in CFS being Cytomegalovirus, Coxsackie B1-B6 (B influenza), Mononucleosis (Glandular fever), Human Herpes virus Type 6 (HHV6), or Epstein Barr. Or if digestive issues are paramount, H Pylori may match. It is also possible that one of the “Bowel Nosodes” may match, and be chosen as part of the treatment. (See the section on Bowel Nosodes).

Let me stop here for a moment and define nosode, probably a new term to you. A nosode (from nosos, the Greek word meaning disease) is a homeopathic remedy made from diseased or pathological products such as respiratory discharges, blood, fecal, urinary, or diseased tissue or pus from an infection. It may sound awful, but the remedy, once diluted repeatedly with alcohol and water, is powerful in its ability to cure, yet harmless in terms of pathology.

If a virus or bacteria is suspected, or is diagnostically proven, a nosode should be prescribed. A common method is to take one dose of 30c of the nosode remedy every three days for three weeks. The understanding of past homeopathic practitioners has been to employ the 30c potency of nosodes only once in 6 months, but in my experience, this is simply not enough. I began my practice in this manner, and found that the patient returned in two to three weeks testing just as strongly for the virus. Yet when he took the remedy at frequent intervals for several weeks, the symptoms, and the test match disappeared in three to four weeks.

It is always possible that one may have to instruct the patient to take a short break in this treatment, to allow some intermediary detoxification to take place. There have been many occasions where a 200c of the nosode tested, possibly indicating that the person has harbored the virus, or the viral memory, for a longer period of time. In this case a dose once a week for three weeks has been effective, with doses of the 30c potency, as well, every two to three days, depending on the level of illness of the patient and his or her sensitivity to remedies. If a client/patient is extremely sensitive, it is wise to remember the “Less is more!” mantra, and leave time in between doses.

It is often the case that it is simply impossible to ascertain whether a virus is involved in the CFS patient’s ill health. Or if a virus is suspected, which one could it be? There is little to be lost by trying a shotgun treatment: a combo of viruses that are most apt to be involved. For example, Reckeweg sells a wonderful viral combo remedy simply called R88, and I often started a patient on this remedy. It included flu nosodes, Coxsackie, Epstein Barr, Cytomegalovirus, Herpes Simplex and others. American readers can obtain R88 at this website: http://www.EmporiumOnNet. Those of you from the United Kingdom can find it here: http://www.EmporiumOnNet.co.uk.  There are other viral homeopathic combos available that are worth a try such as http://www.DesBio Virus Plus. However, I have no personal experience of these others, but you may find it hard to get R88.

(Also please note that some nosodes require prescriptions, so you may have to ask your medical doctor for help.)

If there is improvement after three weeks on R88 (and two or three weeks after this to rest and review), then it is time to use a 30c of an individual nosode, as per the instructions above. Which one, you ask? If you have no means to diagnose, try the R88 ingredients, in nosode form, one at a time. Yes, this may be time-consuming, but so are years and years of CFS/M.E.  But I would start with Coxsackie B4, then Epstein Barr, then Cytomegalovirus.

See Ainsworths online, in the UK: http://www.ainsworths.com/index.php?node=_RemedyStore2&.

It is essential, as well, during this nosode therapy, to employ drainage support, as described above. Without it, the patient can experience a severe aggravation of his symptoms. If the patient is severely compromised and weak, it is a good idea to prescribe the drainage remedies for approximately a week or even longer, with Vitamin C and lots of pure water, before taking of the first dose of the nosode remedy. In these weakened individuals, it is definitely safer and easier on the patient to start with a 30c of the nosode, even though the 200c may test.

Often, at this time, a single constitutional remedy will test, or be chosen according to standard homeopathic practice. If this is the case, one can also prescribe a 30c to be taken every other day, with the proviso that the vital force is strong enough (at least 80 on the Dermatron/RM10 Voll machine.) If the vital force is weakened, even this middle potency can cause an aggravation, an undesirable reaction in a compromised individual. If there is any doubt, it is preferable to wait until gentle drainage and nosode work has been completed, sometimes as little as three to four weeks, but often longer. Each patient is different, and will recover at a different speed. A patient whose vital force is depleted, (hand-to-hand reading is well below the ideal 84) is in a deeper, more chronic, and more pathological phase of disease.

FROM: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: a guide to the homeopathic treatment of CFS/M.E.

 

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Do you know someone with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

kindle cover final oct 9 15Do you know someone suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? I wrote this book hoping to help. I, too, struggled with CFS, (which was less than half a life) for 7 plus years, trying everything I could think of.

It was a homeopathic remedy that finally gave me complete recovery, and quickly too. Of course I wish I had STARTED with homeopathy! I tell the story, talk about CFS, and give helpful ideas for recovering from this dreadful scourge.

Check out the book at AMAZON

 

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