Statin Truths

Muscle problems caused by statin drugs can be so severe that quality of life decreases and some have even reported being wheelchair bound.  Statin drugs are associated with a host of other problems such as memory loss, cataracts, and can even induce diabetes!  But if they actually prevented heart attacks, then it might be worth it, right? But did you know that the early Lipitor drug ads stated in fine print that Lipitor has not been proven to prevent heart attacks or strokes?  Or that virtually … [Read more...]

Cholesterol Drug Update 2014

Profits from cholesterol lowering drugs are dropping and lots of people are getting smarter.  Many people cannot stand the side effects and several of these statin drugs are coming off patent, making them available for about 10 cents a day.  So what is the new pharmaceutical plan for millions of people?  Simple- get doctors to recommend that millions more need to take these cholesterol lowering drugs. In an effort tot prevent heart attacks and strokes, doctors are calling on one third of the … [Read more...]

Diabetes and Heart Failure

Type 2 diabetes is a nightmare disease with its drugs and their side effects, neuropathies of the arms and legs, blindness, amputations, heart attacks, strokes, and more.  But the #1, most overlooked by medicine, and most lethal complication of diabetes is heart failure.  And that makes perfect sense because both diabetes and heart failure have as their underlying cause a vitamin B complex and mineral deficiency.  In other words, both are primarily caused by the same thing! The most recent … [Read more...]

Organic Papaya Extract for Bowel Support

Caricol is a new product made from the pulp of certified organic, GMO free, tree ripened papaya!  Using a proprietary and patented method, the papain enzyme is naturally concentrated.  The name comes from combining the Latin name for papaya, Carica, and the “colon”, where it has its predominant effect. The process for making Caricol was discovered by a Buddhist Master on Hawaii’s Big Island as a way to utilize and enhance the natural properties of papaya.  Founder and dharma master of the Lotus … [Read more...]

Reversing Heart Disease

Heart Disease Facts from the CDC… America's Heart Disease Burden About 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths.1 Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men.1 Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.1 Every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are … [Read more...]

What is Melatonin?

Melatonin is a hormone that is primarily secreted in the pineal gland, a minute, pea-sized organ located in the venter of the brain between the two hemispheres. Shaped like a tiny pine cone (hence the name), the pineal gland is filled with nerve cells that respond to light or darkness (some biologists refer to the pineal as the “third eye” for this reason). Through its secretion of melatonin, the pineal gland acts as the body’s central clock, telling the brain and other organs when it’s time to … [Read more...]

Melatonin: The Brain Hormone

Melatonin, a hormone produced in the pineal gland of the brain, is well known as a sleep aid; it is registered as a drug for that purpose in Europe. Melatonin also has incredible neuro-protective effects. Studies now reveal that melatonin levels begin to decline at just the time when neurodegenerative diseases begin to rise, and there is good scientific evidence for a strong connection between these phenomena. Supplemental melatonin restores normal, youthful levels of the hormone, and … [Read more...]

Salt: More Medical Experts Say Cut Your Salt

Medical experts have had an affair with salt -you eat too much, you eat too little, etc., for decades. They told everyone for years to cut salt to lower their blood pressure -the DASH diet. Years ago they said we needed to eat more salt. Now they are saying, extrapolating from a study conducted in Finland, that too much salt causes 92,000 heart attacks, 59,000 strokes, and 81,000 deaths annually in the U.S., costing the country $20 billion in health care and other costs. The implication is that … [Read more...]

The Aging, Weakness, and Debility Protocol

Frailty costs seniors $25 billion annually in medical expenses. It can quickly wipe out your retirement nest egg. It is caused by poor nutrition and lack of exercise. It is compounded and hastened by prescription drugs (many to treat the symptoms of frailty ). It is also quickened by lack of quality protein and megatons of antacids, acid sippers, and acid blockers -all prescribed to treat the burning, indigestion, and reflux caused primarily by hypochlorhydria (lack of adequate stomach acid). … [Read more...]

Good Bacteria Becoming Extinct???

Today scientists are calling attention to the fact that we are causing certain healthy bacteria in our guts to go extinct, with each cumulative generation passing on fewer healthy microbes. H pylori is a perfect example. We now know that H pylori is an endangered species. And if we wipe it out altogether, we may someday wish we had thought twice. Our body depends on H pylori in these essential functions: 1) It regulates parts of our own metabolism, digestion, and immune function. 2) It helps … [Read more...]