Sugar addiction is a subtle and insidious dependency that creeps up completely unnoticed. Unknowingly consumed in processed food or a seemingly harmless meal out, sugar is everywhere. In fact, the average American ingests 150 pounds of refined sugar a year — the equivalent of five tons throughout a lifetime. Don’t be fooled. Simply because sugar is a widespread, accepted substance, doesn’t mean it is anymore innocuous than morphine or heroin. It is just as addictive, if not more so. But there is hope. With a few dietary and lifestyle changes, sugar dependency can be tamed and healthy well-being restored. Continue reading
Acne is the scourge of adolescence… and for many adults too. Many readers are likely familiar with the more common home remedies for curing acne… tea tree oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar and burdock root. However, because acne is such a wide-spread and troubling problem, scientists are continuing to research new natural substances that are effective against this common issue. Both in vitro and human studies conducted over the last four years around the world have uncovered even more natural substances which are effective against acne.
Propionibacterium acnes is the bacteria most frequently linked to acne. This bacteria is almost always present on the skin of adults and adolescents. The bacteria feed off fatty acids found in sebum. If a follicle becomes blocked, the bacteria grow rapidly and secrete substances which break down the skin and form an acne lesion. Continue reading
Rene Caisse, while Head Nurse at the Sisters of Providence Hospital in northern Ontario town (Canada) she saw an elderly lady being bathed and noticed that one breast was just a mass of scar tissue. This lady told her that years before she developed cancer and an Indian told her to make a tea out of certain herbs and drink it. She wrote down the 4 herbs: burdock root (Arctium lappa), slippery elm inner bark (Ulmus rubra), sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella), and Indian rhubarb root (Rheum officinale). This was an Ojibwe herbal forumla, that she then called Essiac (Caisse spelled backwards).
She then started to treat cancer patients. Various medical doctors sent her their cancer patients, and eight of them signed a petition to the Department of National Health and Welfare ( Canada; in Ottawa Ontario Capital of Canada) asking that she be given facilities to do independent research of her discovery.
Dr. Banting (of insulin fame) advised her to make application to the University of Toronto for facilities to do deeper research; he even offered to share his laboratory in the Banting Institute and work with her. He said “ Miss Caisse I will not say you have a cure have for cancer but you have more evidence of a beneficial treatment for cancer than anyone in the world”.
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