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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Marijuana Increases Brain Cell Formation..!!!



How many times have you been hit with the usual jargon about how bad marijuana is for the brain, and how stupid you are going to become if you smoke it.
Yet, some of the most creative minds of our time attribute their unconventional thinking to the effects of this beautiful herb. So does it make you stupid, or does it actually INCREASE innovation?
Well according to a study conducted by the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, the effects of marijuana on the brain are everything but detrimental. Let me explain.
Professor Xia Zhang and some of his colleagues at Saskatchewan University decided to test a synthetic form of THC (HU210) on a group of test rats to observe the effects the drug has on neurogenesis (brain cell formation and generation). They gave these rats HIGH DOSES of the THC-like compound twice a day, everyday for a period of ten days to get a good idea of THC’s effects on brain cells.
It turns out, this synthetic THC-like compound actually INCREASED the rate of brain cell formation in the hippocampus (neurogenesis) by a whopping FORTY PERCENT!
Not only did the rate of brain cell formation INCREASE, but the rats also appeared to be less susceptible to observable symptoms of anxiety and depression. The hippocampus is the area of a mammals brain that controls memory, learning, anxiety and depression. So it makes sense that increased brain cell formation in this area of the brain would prove to be beneficial for people suffering from problems associated with these brain functions.
Meanwhile, when you compare these POSITIVE neurological effects of marijuana with the neurological effects of other LEGAL recreational drugs such as nicotine and alcohol, you find that nicotine and alcohol actually DECREASE brain cell formation.
As an activist for legalizing marijuana, it is becoming a bit infuriating to see that such break-through discoveries are being ignored by the medical and legislative communities! Especially when you consider the countless detrimental effects of cigarettes and alcohol, which are sold freely in every store you can find.
This discovery actually explains why some of the most creative minds of our time have attributed their innovation to the effects of marijuana. With every new brain cell that is formed, comes the possibility of a new and interesting thought process, that can break the boundaries of what an individual was previously capable of.
The universities’ findings on the anti-anxiety qualities of THC also explain the peaceful nature of marijuana smokers, and now it is not so hard to understand why marijuana smokers have a “no worries” kind of outlook on life.
Now take a moment to think about how wonderful this plant really is! It is capable of providing clothing (hemp is the strongest fiber in the world), it provides nutrition (cannabis seeds contain the most concentrated nutrients found in any food)! It’s “main ingredient” THC has even been proven to be anti-carcinogenic, eliminating lymphatic tumors in test rats within two weeks.
On top of all of these wonderful benefits, it has now been SCIENTIFICALLY CONFIRMED that it indeed does increase creativity, reduce depression and anxiety, and promote peace.


Monday, August 16, 2010

The healing power of: Kurkuma/Turmeric. Kills cancer.

In traditional Indian medicine, Kurkuma, (aka Curcuma, Kunyit or Turmeric) has been used for thousands of years as an antiseptic and pain reducing agent.
aka Kunyit, Yellow-root or Geelwortel. 


Worldwide, the use of Turmeric is said to have healing properties for brain related diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson ( hardly found in India). The beneficial properties of Turmeric are also being investigated by Cancer Research Institutes.

KURKUMA KILLS CANCER CELLS 

(Kurkuma doodt kankercellen)  

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 Kanker
Curcumine heeft een veelzijdige werking in relatie tot kanker. Enerzijds verhoogt curcumine de weerstand in het lichaam tegen kanker (toename antioxidantactiviteit, ontstekingsremming, ondersteuning (lever)ontgifting), anderzijds saboteert curcumine op allerlei manieren het voortbestaan van kankercellen [3,9,18]. Curcumine remt de transformatie van normale cellen in kankercellen en gaat tumorgroei, angiogenese en metastasering tegen. Daarbij verhoogt curcumine de gevoeligheid van kankercellen voor conventionele therapie (chemotherapie, bestraling) [3,64-66]. In-vitro studies en diermodellen voor chemisch geïnduceerde kanker suggereren dat curcumine kanker (dosisafhankelijk) helpt voorkomen in onder meer het maagdarmkanaal (mondholte, slokdarm, maag, duodenum, colon, rectum), prostaat, long, borst, lever en huid [3,7,8,18]. Onderzoekers denken dat curcumine vooral een rol kan spelen bij de preventie en behandeling van kanker in het maagdarmkanaal, omdat daar voldoende hoge curcumineconcentraties zijn te behalen na orale inname [3,8,67]. Er zijn testen gedaan met doses tot acht gram curcumine per dag gedurende drie maanden; onlangs is een (eenmalige) dosis van 12 gram curcumine veilig bevonden [19]. voor preventie van kanker in het spijsverteringskanaal is wellicht een minimale dagdosis van 1,6 gram curcumine nodig; er zi
jn ook aanwijzingen dat langdurige inname van een lagere dosis curcumine zinvol is. Voor meer info click:

 Werkzame-stoffen/curcuma   

Zeer uitgebreid Nederlandstalig rapport, studie op mens en dier.

    It has been shown before that curcuma/kurkuma or turmeric is good for losing weight and it’s beneficial for your memory. Now it is supposed that curcuma also has the power to kill cancer cells.
Scientists of the Cork Cancer Research Center in Ireland have discovered that the Indian yellowroot is capable of breaking down cancer cells.
The team under the lead of Sharon McKenna found that cancer cells started to die 24 hours after they had come into contact with curcuma. Furthermore it was shown that cancer cells started to dissolve themselves after this.
Previous studies have shown that curcuma reduces the growth of fat cells, making you gain less weight. Other scientific research has shown that curcuma also protects against dementia as well.
All studies were laboratory studies. Further research needs to shown if curcuma has the same beneficial effects in humans. However, my personal experience with Kurkuma to treat skincancer are positive. A spot on my back, just between the shoulderblades, over 3 inches in diameter, allmost disappeared within 2 weeks after using the powder....( direct contact by rubbing it on the skin). Almost on a daily base I add kurkuma, cayenne and ginger to my meals for about a month now. My skin seems to be juveniled, little wraths on my hands are gone...
 
Curcuma, turmeric or Indian yellowroot is a much used spice in the Indian kitchen. It has a yellow color and a slightly bitter taste.
Turmeric is one of nature's most powerful healers. The active ingredient in turmeric is curcumin. Tumeric has been used for over 2500 years in India, where it was most likely first used as a dye.
The medicinal properties of this spice have been slowly revealing themselves over the centuries. Long known for its anti-inflammatory properties, recent research has revealed that turmeric is a natural wonder, proving beneficial in the treatment of many different health conditions from cancer to Alzheimer's disease.
1. It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, useful in disinfecting cuts and burns.
2. When combined with cauliflower, it has shown to prevent prostate cancer and stop the growth of existing prostate cancer.
3. Prevented breast cancer from spreading to the lungs in mice.
4. May prevent melanoma and cause existing melanoma cells to commit suicide.
5. Reduces the risk of childhood leukemia.
6. Is a natural liver detoxifier.
7. May prevent and slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease by removing amyloyd plaque buildup in the brain. Likewise for Dementia. Improves memory.
8. May prevent metastases from occurring in many different forms of cancer.
9. It is a potent natural anti-inflammatory that works as well as many anti-inflammatory drugs but without the side effects.
10. Has shown promise in slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis in mice.
11. Is a natural painkiller and cox-2 inhibitor.
12. May aid in fat metabolism and help in weight management.
13. Has long been used in Chinese medicine as a treatment for depression.
14. Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, it is a natural treatment for arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
15. Boosts the effects of chemo drug paclitaxel and reduces its side effects.
16. Promising studies are underway on the effects of turmeric on pancreatic cancer.
17. Studies are ongoing in the positive effects of turmeric on multiple myeloma.
18. Has been shown to stop the growth of new blood vessels in tumors.
19. Speeds up wound healing and assists in remodeling of damaged skin.
20. May help in the treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory skin conditions.
21. When the body is poisoned by Cyanide, Lead or Cadmium it will be neutralized.
22. It induces Chemokines to migrate to inflamated spots.
23. Helps to prevent Thrombosis.
24. Prevents and kills Colon-cancer (Crohn).
25.Diabetes patients will benefit from the healing power of Kurkuma.
26. It a woundhealer, fight pimples, helps you with swellings and insect stings,
27. Leprosy,
28. Dropsy click
29. Liver cancer, click.
 
Studies have shown that turmeric has anti-tumor, anti-oxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-ischemic, and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition it may be effective in treating malaria, prevention of cervical cancer, and may interfere with the replication of the HIV virus.

Try it as a Tea..!

Next to the yellow root there's a black variant:

Black Turmeric is a herb with bluish-black rhizome,
native to North-East and Central India. The leaves have a deep violet-red patch which runs through the length of the lamina. Usually, the upper side of the leaf is rough, velvety, but this character may vary. Flowering bracts are green with a ferruginous (iron) tinge. Flower petals may be deep pink or red in color. The rhizome is bitter, hot taste with pungent smell. Black Turmeric is used in Tantrik Sadhana. The dried leaves are used as a source for fuel. Northern tribes use Black Turmeric as a talisman to keep the evil spirits away.

Presently Black Turmeric is on the verge of extinction due to unfavorable climatic changes, deforestration, soil erosion and bio-piracy
It's benefits?
1. Hemorrhoids,
2. Leprosy,
3. Bronchitis,
4. Asthma,
5. Cancer,
6. HIV/Aids,
7. Epilepsy,
8. Fever,
9. Wounds,
10. Impotency,
11. Fertility,
12. Menstrual disorders,
13. Toothach,
14. Vomiting,
15. Piles,
When it's not available in your supermarket, check on a local Indian 'toko'


Plant's info:
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In the kitchen:

You can buy it in almost any supermarket as pure Kurkuma powder or as a major colouring/flavouring ingredient in curry.
It's in mustard as well...(photo my kitchen)

... use it together with Pepper, ( makes it easier for the membranes of your intestines to absorb the nutricients ) so you score a higher rendement..!!!!
Just strew it in your soup, on dressings, sandwich or any food you like to flavour with this *****star medicinal herb...


Contraindications:
It could interact with medicine...!
Turmeric should not be used by people with gallstones or bile obstruction. Though turmeric is often used by pregnant women, it is important to consult with a doctor before doing so as turmeric can be a uterine stimulant.



 


~~OTHER HEALTH TIPS~~

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Nick Nicholson passed away...

An old friend from the past is no more. Nick Nicholson died in a hospital in Manila last night, august 11 at 10.30 pm. He suffered successive heart attacks last month, this combined with his diabetes and a stroke that left him partially unable made it an unfair struggle he couldn't win. It's over 26 years ago we met for the first time on the filmset. As an old Vietnam veteran he was involved in many action films about the Nam war, like Apocalypse Now, Platoon and Born on the 4th of July, but was also active in local productions by Cirio Santiago and Bobbie Suarez. He left an impressive filmography. The movies were his passion and he never stopped writing about his experiences on and around the filmset, I hope the book he was creating (though not finished yet), will face the bookstores. He had so many great stories... It was a turbulent last year for Nick, with ups and, a lot more downs... It will be tough times for his wife Annie who stood by his side till the end, still she found time to up-date me about Nick's situation.
It will never be the same...! My thoughts are with you my dear.

Nick, rest in peace.
Nick and Ana in better days.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The healing power of: Cucumber.


Cucumber is a vegetable that belongs to the same family as pumpkins, zucchinis and other squashes. It has a dark green skin, which reveals whitish or very light green flesh, when peeled. There are basically two types of cucumbers - the pickling varieties and the slicing varieties. Of these, the pickling variety is relatively small, around 2 - 4 inches long. Most of us know that cucumbers have cooling properties and are extremely good for bringing relief to the eyes in summers. However, they are associated with a number of other health and nutrition benefits too. To know about them, read on.


  • Raw cucumber, when applied on the skin, can help reduce heat and inflammation.
  • The diuretic, cooling and cleansing property of cucumber makes it good for skin.
  • Fresh cucumber juice can provide relief from heartburn, acid stomach, gastritis and even ulcer.
  • Placing a cucumber slice over the eyes not only soothes them, but also reduces swelling.
  • Daily consumption of cucumber juice helps control cases of eczema, arthritis and gout.
  • Cucumber has been found to be beneficial for those suffering from lung, stomach and chest problems.
  • The potassium in cucumber makes it useful for the problem of high and low blood pressure.
  • Cucumber contains Erepsin, the enzyme that helps in protein digestion.
  • Cucumber juice is said to promote hair growth, especially when it is added to the juice of carrot, lettuce and spinach.
  • Cucumber juice, when mixed with carrot juice, is said to be good for rheumatic conditions caused by excessive uric acid in the body.
  • Cucumber can prove to be beneficial for those suffering from diseases of the teeth and gums, especially in cases of pyorrhea.
  • Being rich in minerals, cucumber helps prevent splitting of nails of the fingers and toes.
  • Cucumber has been associated with healing properties in relation to diseases of the kidney, urinary bladder, liver and pancreas.
  • Those suffering from diabetes have been found to benefit from the consumption of cucumber/cucumber juice.

Nutritional Value of Cucumber
Given below is the amount of nutrients in 100 gm of raw, unpeeled cucumber
  • Carbohydrates - 3.63 gm
  • Sugars - 1.67 gm
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 gm
  • Fat - 0.11 gm
  • Protein - 0.65 gm
  • Thiamin (Vitamin B1) - 0.027 mg
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) - 0.033 mg
  • Niacin (Vitamin B3) - 0.098 mg
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - 0.259 mg
  • Vitamin B6 - 0.040 mg
  • Folate (Vitamin B9) - 7 μg
  • Vitamin C - 2.8 mg
  • Calcium - 16 mg
  • Iron - 0.28 mg
  • Magnesium - 13 mg
  • Phosphorus - 24 mg
  • Potassium - 147 mg
  • Zinc 0.20 mg

 A.

List of health problems ( and the cure ! Click !!)



B...FRUITS, (should be eaten on empty stomach)

..BEE STING VENOM,
..BROCCOLI,

..CANNABIS,
..CELERY,
..CHOCOLATE,
..COCONUT,
..CUCUMBER,
..EGGS, EGG SHELLS
..FIGS,
..FRUIT- (JUICES),
..GRAPE (seeds)
..GARLIC,
..GINGER (gember),
..HAWTHORN BERRIES,
..HEMP OIL,
..HONEY,
..HOT PEPPERS(Cayenne),
..KIWI,
..KURKUMA/TURMERIC(yellow and black)
..LIGHT,
..LEAN MEAT,
..MANGO,
..MARIJUANA,
..MILK
..OLIVE OIL,
..ONIONS,
..TOMATOES,
..VITAMIN-D
..WATERCRESS,
....ASPIRINE,


~~OTHER HEALTH TIPS~~
CANCER . Fight-and cure cancer with the right food..
EAT and LOSE weight,
WATER, hot/cold water and Heart attack,
CVA - STROKE ? ... Sing !!.....!!
HERNIA, Nucleus Pulposus,HNP,
MIGRAINE, and pressurepoints
GASTRIC ACID (heartburn),
Hyper Baric Oxygen Therapy, HBOT,
TOOTH ACHE ,
ACNE/PIMPLES ,
LARGE INTESTINE BACTERIA
QUIT SMOKING,
SODA DRINKS , what happens inside your body?

WORK-OUT, Create your own gym,
.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Fight cancer with correct food..........!!!


Once I heard the expression:
What you eat is what you are..!
And actually that's true, our food forms the bricks that build our body, and when those bricks are built of inferior material a weak building will be the result..

 


Professor Jane Plant is an eminent geologist. In 1987, aged 42, she was diagnosed with breast cancer for the first time. Five years later the cancer returned and for 4 more times  – and, as she explains in her book Your Life in Your Hands, this was “despite a radical mastectomy 3 further operations, 35 radiotherapy treatments, several chemotherapy treatments and irradiation of my ovaries to induce the menopause”.


The doctors gave her three months to live.
 Jane explained   – in very unscientific terms – how it is that she has been cancer-free since 1992. At the time she discovered the last cancerous lump in her neck, colleagues in China – where she had worked – happened to send her an atlas detailing the different cancers found across that country.
. Looking at it, she realised that breast cancer (and prostate cancer) were virtually unknown throughout China at that time – one death in 100,000 women, as opposed to one in 10 in some western countries.

Why should that be?
The answer had to be found in the diet of the Chinese – no dairy food. Her diet became totally dairy-free but full of food containing cancer protective ingredients; she was careful to reduce her intake of hormones and chemicals from food; and altogether changed her lifestyle.
The large cancerous lump in her neck disappeared within five weeks and no cancer has ever returned.
Her “day-job” as a scientist gave her the ability to research the components of the food we eat, particularly discovering that milk proteins find their way into a good many products; to analyse the nutrients required to help the body withstand treatment and stay cancer-free; to understand the effects of chemicals used in food processing etc, etc. Hence, the Plant Programme (www.JanePlant.com) was born and, using it alongside conventional medicine, Jane has helped innumerable women and men to combat breast and prostate cancers – often not just stopping the cancer but reversing the disease’s path into secondaries and preventing it from returning.
Her book Eating for Better Health has just been published and the information about food, the scientific evidence to support it, and the case studies in Your Life in Your Hands make compelling reading. Rather than using the word “cancer”, Jane prefers the description “cells behaving badly”. I would agree with her. The word “cancer” definitely carries the connotation of pain and death and is, therefore, a terrifying word.
One fascinating fact is that Jane is not the least bit surprised that Megrahi – the Libyan bomber recently returned to his country because he was suffering from prostate cancer and had only months left to live – is still very much alive. She predicted that, once Megrahi was not eating the Scottish prison diet but was back on more Mediterranean-style food, he would do much better. She has been proved to be correct.
 Credits to Judith Potts.

judith.potts@telegraph.co.uk.

Please read the next articles
and don't be surprised by the powerful benefits of it...!!







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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Healthy food 1: Olive oil, Eggs/shells, Milk, Lean beef and Avocado.

Next to the fruits and vegetables I've mentioned already, here's some food you might like to eat.
(and cure a sickness at the same time..
)

Olive Oil


Olive oil is full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (MUFAs), which lower “bad” LDL cholesterol and raise “good” HDL cholesterol. 

..olive oil contains a near perfect ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids to help you improve your fatty acid profile beneficial for maintaining a healthy heart...

  • Lower your risk of heart disease and cancer  ..
. lowering blood cholesterol levels.

. having an anti-inflammatory effects on the heart.
. helping to dissolve clots in the blood.
. helping reduce or prevent high blood pressure.
. relaxing the walls of the blood vessels thereby reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
. maintains the balance between Omega-6 and Omega-3 fats in the body.
  •  Enhance your immune system
  • Prevent cancer
  • Stave off diabetes
  • Fight fat
  • Help turn back the clock on aging
  • Add years to your life
  • Fight infections
  • Soothe inflammation
  • Ward off arthritis
  • Stop pain
  • Deter memory loss
  • Help beat osteoporosis
  • Beating bladder infections
  • Helping heal skin burns .. 
. used as skin moisturizer, giving a youthful, smooth-looking appearance.
. may soften impacted wax.
. used on bruises in sports injuries.

  • Curing coughs  ..
  • ... has anti-allergic properties,has been proved to relieve hay fever and asthmatic symptoms.
    . soothes inflamed throat,irritable cough, bowel, and eyes. 
  • Easing constipation..
  •  . softens stool if one is constipated.
    . helps to relieve rumbling stomach caused by hunger and natural contraction of small intestines.
  •  Curing dandruff
  • Relieving diaper rash 


* Inhibiting breast and colon cancer
* Reducing cholesterol to lower your chances  for heart disease
* Speeding weight loss
* Lowering blood pressure
* Minimizing stretch marks and wrinkles
It’s rich in antioxidants, which may help reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases, like Alzheimer’s.
* Cooking
. keeps salads fresh,tasty for a long time. 
Look for extra virgin oils for the most antioxidants and flavor. Drizzle small amounts on veggies before roasting; use it to sauté or stir-fry, in dressings and marinades, and to flavor bread at dinner in lieu of a layer of butter or margarine.

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Eggs

 BE AWARE OF SALMONELLA CONTAMINATION



The yellow part of the Egg, the yolk, is very rich of essential nutrients, like choline, which is linked to lower rates of breast cancer and antioxidants that may help prevent macular degeneration and cataracts.
People with heart disease should limit egg yolks to two a week, but the rest of us can have one whole egg daily; research shows it won’t raise your risk of heart attack or stroke. Make omelets ( olive oil) with one whole egg and two whites, and watch cholesterol at other meals.
But now how about the: ..

...Eggshell Nutrients

Eggshell calcium presents healthy, balanced calcium due to trace amounts of other minerals contained in it. Eggshell calcium is probably the best natural source of calcium, and it is easier for your body to digest and absorb.
Dutch researchers have reported recently a highly positive effect of eggshell calcium (with added magnesium and vitamin D) on bone mineral density in a scientific study (double blind, placebo-controlled). Laboratory test and measures of bone density were carefully made in these studies. The eggshell supplemented group had measurable increases in bone density in their hip bones, after one year.
The ideal bone-building combination of eggshell calcium and vitamin D3 was also well documented in Japanese studies. Researchers at the Japan Women's University, Yokyo studied a combination of vitamin D3 and eggshell powder in animals with osteoporosis. Not only was the eggshell powder with vitamin D3 able to improve bone mineral density, but it did it without significantly increasing blood calcium levels.
You can use any kind of egg (chicken, goose, duck), but it is best to use organic or certified organic eggs from free-range birds. If the bird does not get proper nutrients the eggshells won't contain the nutrients we need.
Milk
(low fat/fat free)

Studies show that calcium isn’t just a bone booster but a fat fighter too. Recent research from the University of Tennessee found that obese people who went on a low-calorie, calcium-rich diet, lost 70% more weight than those who ate the least. Vitamin D not only allows your body to absorb calcium, it’s also a super nutrient in its own right. Recent research found that adequate D levels can reduce heart disease risk, ward off certain types of cancer, relieve back pain, and even help prevent depressions.

Some cures however prefer not to consume dairy products. Goat milk is preferred over cow milk...

Lean Beef

Lean beef is one of the best-absorbed sources of iron there is. (Too-little iron can cause anemia.) Adding as little as 1 ounce of beef per day can make a big difference in the body’s ability to absorb iron from other sources, says Mary J. Kretsch, PhD, a researcher at the USDA-ARS Western Human Nutrition Research Center in Davis, CA. Beef also packs plenty of zinc (even minor deficiencies may impair memory) and B vitamins, which help your body turn food into energy.

Avocado


These smooth, buttery fruits are a great source of not only MUFAs but other key nutrients as well. One Ohio State University study found that when avocado was added to salads and salsa, it helped increase the absorption of specific carotenoids, plant compounds linked to lower risk of heart disease and macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness

Avocados are packed with heart-protective compounds, such as soluble fiber, vitamin E, folate, and potassium.
But they are a bit high in calories. To avoid weight gain, use avocado in place of another high-fat food or condiment, such as cheese or mayo.