MORE ENERGY & LESS DISEASE

With Vitamin C and MSM by Walter Last

Health authorities generally set such low limits for the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of vitamins and minerals that obvious deficiencies in most individuals are avoided but so that these nutrients do not become a threat to the pharmaceutical industry by preventing and curing diseases. In this article I like to show what can be done with higher amounts of vitamin C as pioneered by doctors Linus Pauling, Ewan Cameron, Abram Hoffer and others. The results are even better when combined with MSM (methylsulfonylmethane or dimethylsulfone) and DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide).

There are hundreds of vitamin C articles with positive results published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine (www.orthomed.org) which specializes in vitamin research. In an act of obvious bias the MEDLINE database lists all articles by medical research journals, including Time magazine and Readers’ Digest, but not the Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine. Because all these highly positive studies are not indexed by Medline, proponents of drug medicine can claim that there are no studies showing that vitamin C is useful and safe in the treatment of diseases. 30 years ago Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron showed that high doses of vitamin C are beneficial in cancer treatment. This has been „disproved‟ by the orthodoxy ever since. But now a study by conventional Johns Hopkins scientists has shown that they were right after all (1). There are, of course, countless studies and reports on the value of vitamin C for preventing and treating infections, but only if enough of it is being used. In critical conditions alternative medical practitioners like to give weekly infusions of 30 to 120 grams of sodium ascorbate. While these can definitely be helpful, I now believe it is more effective for most conditions to gradually increase the orally taken amount close to bowel tolerance level. When diarrhoea or “loose bowels” start to develop then just cut back by 10 to 20% to a more comfortable level. In the following I want to focus mainly on lesser known aspects of using high doses of vitamin C, MSM and DMSO. More Energy There are many stories and anecdotal reports about people feeling more energetic by supplementing with vitamin C, MSM, DMSO and niacinamide (vitamin B3), either individually or taken all together. I can confirm these from my own experience. Here just a few examples from the Internet (2). February/March 2014 Health Buzz

Dr Stanley Jacob presented 3 case histories where five, ten and thirty grams per day of MSM reduced or eliminated fatigue and pain in fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. A competitive athlete mixed equal amounts of MSM and Vitamin C powder and drank it in the morning. It gave him an extreme rush of energy, considerably more than either one did alone. Dr Abram Hoffer helped thousands of patients with cancer and schizophrenia with high doses of vitamin C and vitamin B3. Here a paraphrased story: I spread a liberal amount of DMSO on my abdomen. A few hours later I played tennis and I felt a very large increase in energy and agility. I have repeated this a number of times since with the same result. Another paraphrased example about Alzheimer’s disease/senile confusion: Gave mom some liquid DMSO in juice and within an hour a new woman! She could have conversation, laugh, be alert. When the DMSO wore off back to the fatigued, yawning and disorientated person. So, I gave some more DMSO, a whole teaspoonful, and within an hour she came alive again, hold conversation, have energy. Also niacinamide improved memory and energy in Alzheimer’s disease (3). This is no real surprise because it works also in many other conditions, such as improving or normalising schizophrenia, senile conditions, arthritis, hyperactivity or behavioural and learning difficulties of children, cancer, dermatitis, juvenile diabetes, fatigue and lack of energy (4). The reason why a single vitamin can help with all of these problems is its key role as a coenzyme in oxidative cellular energy production. Some other important nutrients for the oxidative metabolism are copper and the vitamins B2 and B6. In the following I will try to explain how we can understand this energy boost as a result of increased oxygen supply to anaerobic cells. Alternative Oxygen Supply Our main oxygen distribution is with the haemoglobin in red blood cells. A problem with it is that oxygen is released into the tissues only in response to the presence of carbon dioxide as generated with the aerobic energy metabolism through muscle or brain activity. People with a high amount of Candida, fungi and other myco-microbes have an anaerobic metabolism in parts of the brain and in many muscles and organs. Also cancer cells have an anaerobic metabolism and can become normal with increased oxygen supply so that tumours may just melt away (5). Anaerobic cells do not produce carbon dioxide, and therefore do not get sufficient oxygen from the normal blood circulation. This makes it understandable why it is highly beneficial with all anaerobic and low-energy conditions to use additional oxygen supply methods that do not require carbon dioxide to release oxygen. Best suited for supplementation are vitamin C and MSM. These form reduction-oxidation or redox pairs. One such pair is vitamin C (ascorbic acid or ascorbate) as the reduced form and dehydroascorbic acid or DHA as the oxidized form. Another one is DMSO as the reduced form and MSM as the oxidized one (6). The principle of action is as follows: In an oxygen deficient environment such as a cell with anaerobic metabolism a redox pair changes from their oxidized state to their reduced form by giving off one atom of highly reactive oxygen. When vitamin C or DMSO return to the circulation and flow with the blood through the lungs they are again being converted to their oxidized forms. In this way the redox cycle can repeat several times until the chemicals are gradually being excreted through the kidneys, and an oxidative energy metabolism can be restored in anaerobic tissue where this is not possible with the oxygen in red blood cells.

DHA is the form in which vitamin C gets into the brain and most other cells. Vitamin C cannot enter directly in its reduced form, it only gets inside cells as DHA. Inside the cell it is then reduced by liberating oxygen.

With the normal intake levels of vitamin C and MSM the released amount of oxygen is so low that it does not make a difference, and especially not in cells that produce carbon dioxide and get their oxygen from haemoglobin. But it can make a world of difference in anaerobic tissue, and with high intakes of vitamin C and MSM. The oxygen released in this way is initially highly reactive and kills the microbes inside the cells that caused this blockage, and then re-starts the blocked oxidative energy metabolism. This is how vitamin C protects us against cancer and infections if we use enough of it. I do not regard hydrogen peroxide and ozone as suitable oxygen delivery systems to restore the cellular oxygen metabolism. While hydrogen peroxide can be very beneficial to destroy or control fungal-type microbes in the stomach and small intestines, it is not normally suitable for delivering oxygen to anaerobic tissues deeper within the body as it is too reactive, and in the high amounts needed would cause too much damage to antioxidant systems. It has been used with good results, just like ozone, to destroy blood-born microbes by intravenous infusions. But even blood can probably be cleaned just as well or better with frequent oral doses of sodium ascorbate and MSM than with occasional intravenous courses of hydrogen peroxide or ozone.

I regard this alternative oxygen supply as being very effective in all conditions of low energy, mental-emotional conditions, cancer, autoimmune diseases, liver diseases, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and all other fungal or Candia-related diseases as well as chronic inflammations and infections…..read more

PLEASE NOTE: This is just an excerpt from Walter Last’s article. To read the full article, please go to http://www.health-science-spirit.com/morenergy.htm or his article will be in the February edition of Nexus Magazine

GET HEALTHY AND LOSE WEIGHT WITH THE PALEO DIET

By Barbara Bourke (Nutritionist)

I thought it would be appropriate to start our first Newsletter for 2014 by writing an article about diet. Not necessarily only for weight loss, but rather looking at implementing a healthier eating plan for the New Year. As you might already have heard; the new buzzword in diet is called the Palaeolithic diet (abbreviated paleo diet or paleodiet), also popularly referred to as the caveman diet, stone age diet and hunter-gatherer diet. Paleolithic hunting and gathering people ate varying proportions of leafy vegetables, fruit, nuts and insects, meat, fish, and shellfish during the Paleolithic era—a period of about 2.5 million years which ended around 10,000 years ago. So what is the fuss all about? We certainly cannot start hunting for our food, gathering berries or, god forbid, putting a few insects on the Barbie. But of course we can adjust this diet to fit in with our modern day living. Research has shown that our hunter and gatherer ancestors typically were free from chronic diseases that are endemic in our western population today. These include obesity, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, osteoporosis, macular degeneration, gout and many other conditions, which are so rampant these days. Of course changing your diet will not suddenly fix all of your health problems; however it is an important starting point. So why do I think that this ancient way of eating might be better for us? Three basic good reasons, but we will talk about them a little later. First let‟s have a look at what had changed after the first 2.5 million years of living. A transformation happened, which is called the agricultural era. Agriculture has been around for at least 10,000 years ago. With it came the cultivation of animals, plants, grains, as well as bio-fuels, drugs other products which helped to sustain and enhance human life. Our ancestors then had a surplus of food, but unfortunately a rise of a more sedentary lifestyle came with it. Fast forward to modern times and we can all witness how a surplus of food, and often the wrong foods, can affect and harm our health and wellbeing. We often don‟t eat to live, but rather live to eat. We don‟t only eat with our mouths, but with our eyes as well. It is hard to say no to all the enticing food choices on the supermarket shelves, in fast food outlets or restaurants. Food, food, food everywhere; we can‟t hide from it. Even our fridges and cupboards are often packed with more food than we really need. Looking at this staggering amount of tempting foodstuff starts our digestive juices flowing and makes us reach for something to stop our cravings. But we need to stop. We need to become more discerning with what we put in our mouths. Think before you chew and swallow. Is the food really nourishing, does it give you enough nutrients not only to sustain life, but to enhance life and give you enough energy? We need a simple eating plan which helps us to keep the mentioned chronic diseases at bay. Therefore open your mind to the Paleo diet. It is not a new concept, just a different name. Way back in the late seventies and early eighties I was a big advocate of the high protein diet. Nobody spoke of the Paleo diet then, but the principal was similar. With the high protein diet one was allowed to eat pork, bacon, cheese and so many other fatty foods as long as there were very little carbohydrates involved. This was not a very healthy diet and was more geared towards losing weight than health – and true I did lose weight. Today we call it the low carbohydrate diet. Again the same principal, but much more geared towards healthy eating than decades before. So why is the low carbohydrate way of eating healthier? Three good reasons; gluten, sugar and mucic acid. The Paleo diet is low or even completely absent of the health destroying gluten, refined sugar and mucic acid. Gluten is found in many grains, except for corn, rice, amaranth, millet, quinoa, sorghum and buckwheat (if you want to lose weight restrict any grains regardless of gluten or not). Gluten is not only bad for people with gluten intolerance and celiac disease, but even healthy individuals should avoid it. Dermatitis, joint pain, reproductive problems, acid reflux, and many more symptoms can be related back to gluten. February/March 2014 Health Buzz

When flour is mixed with water, gluten forms a sticky cross-linked network of proteins, giving elastic properties to dough and allowing bread to rise when baked. Gluten means glue-like properties and this also means that it forms a kind of glue within your digestive tract. This degrades the villi and the protective barrier of the intestines and makes you prone to what is called „leaky gut syndrome‟ allowing unwanted substances to “leak” through into the bloodstream. Gluten also activates the immune system as it believes to be an invader. Read more about gluten. „Gluten: Bad for all of us‟ by Sayer Li However, whatever the grain for many individuals it causes fermentation and bloating. The liver can only store a certain amount of carbohydrates as glycogen and if you don‟t use the rest up as energy output (exercise etc.) it will be stored as fat in the body.

Sugar, we all know that sugar and sugary drinks are not good for us. Together with grains and other starchy carbohydrates (especially the simple carbohydrates) it raises insulin levels to extreme levels. A sugar fix or even a simple carbohydrate rich meal increases blood sugar and causes the release of insulin. Insulin decrease the blood sugar to fasting levels, but the insulin stays in the blood longer and continues the conversion of fat and creates a blood sugar deficiency. High insulin levels stop the stored fat from being converted to energy. The brain sends signals of hunger. We grow over-weight, but feel hungry. See my Weight management PowerPoint presentation Lose Weight Feel Great, You can do it. Sugar also suppresses the immune system and promotes inflammation.

Mucic acid is oxidized galactaric acid or commonly known as mucic acid. Drinking too much milk (actually we do not need any milk, only calves do for a short time) will cause an excess of the milk sugar galactose. Unfortunately, under normal conditions only part of the galactose is expelled with the urine and the rest is oxidised to mucic acid. Because mucic acid is insoluble and so dangerous for our organs and our circulation that the liver cannot allow it to build up in our body, therefore, it forms the mucic acid into a sticky suspension in water, called mucus. This mucic acid is a main component of pathogenic (disease-producing) mucus. Read the great article by Walter Last about „Instant Cure for the Common Cold‟ Also excess mucus caused by milk can harden to form a coating on the inner wall of the intestines, hindering the absorption of nutrients.

The above is just a little taste of the danger of gluten (and excess starches), sugar and mucic acid. So what can we do? My advice to anybody who would like to lose weight, or just wants 2014 to be their year of getting healthier, then please re-evaluate your diet. The Paleo Diet is a lifestyle based on the idea that in the past 40,000 years, our DNA has changed very little. Therefore, eating processed foods like cereals, dairy products, and refined sugars invite disease and weight gain. So if you think that improvements can be made, then why not have a closer look at the Paleo diet or a low carbohydrate diet like the „Shake it‟ program. If you do not have to lose weight the „Shake it” eating plan can easily be adjusted to a healthy wellness diet by including gluten free starches, like the before mentioned grains, as well as potatoes, sweet potatoes and pumpkin for example. Please contact me if you would like more information about the „Shake it‟ program or would like to purchase some of the „Shake it‟ products. Let me ask you, would you rather be more like: The average Homo Sapien back then: tall, muscular, agile, athletic, and incredibly versatile…. Or The average Homo Sapien now: overweight, out of shape, stressed out, unhappy, sleep deprived and dying from a myriad of preventable diseases.

Here is one good websites to inform yourself about this diet and 24 Mistakes People make on a Paleo Diet. You will also find some recipes. http://paleo.com.au/2012/03/paleo-mistakes/

At Wikipedia you will find information about the history of this ancient eating plan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paleolithic_diet

Three Hearts…A Christmas Story

three heartsWe thought that we might do something a little different for our Christmas Newsletter and our blog. This story is not about health and wellbeing instead just a lovely short story by Barbara Bourke called ‘Three Hearts’. Enjoy the reading…..

Olivia was sitting by the bay-window overlooking her small cottage garden. In her hand was a hot steaming cup of coffee, and in her mind a collection of memories. Everything looked miserable outside. The sky was grey, the flowers were not blooming. There were no green leaves on the trees, making the gravelled path leading to the front gate the dominant part of this usually pretty garden. Ironically, the mood outside matched how she felt inside. The mix of sadness, unhappiness and powerlessness has been with her for some time. Not self-pity exactly, but rather a feeling of hopelessness and even despair.

Only five weeks to Christmas and it might not be the most happiest of time for them. Olivia listened to the laughter of her two children drifting across from the living room. Bless them for their innocence. Daniel was fifteen and Annabel fourteen, both were the bright lights in her otherwise bleak existence. Daniel was part of her worries. He was a good boy, but he has become very withdrawn and sat at his piano for hours. Olivia wondered if he sensed the bleakness around her. She was trying very hard not to show them that all was not well with their world at the moment. Only five weeks to Christmas and no way of knowing how to even put a turkey on the table, let alone Christmas presents. Her mind drifted back to past Christmases in Australia.

Olivia met her husband when she was only seventeen and they married when she was nineteen, and moved to Australia. What an adventure it was for her! In the beginning their first five years were fantastic, and she loved Australia. They were living a life of prestige in a waterfront mansion in Rosebay, a suburb in Sydney, and Olivia had everything she could dream of. A beautiful house and family, plenty of money and a husband who adored her. She was living the dream, a fairy tale no less. But she should have known that it was too good, too perfect for it to last. The bubble did not burst all at once, but slowly deflated until there was no life left and the dream became a nightmare.

Olivia was abruptly taken back to the present when Annabel put her arms around her and placed a big kiss on her cheek. Annabel was such a softy and she had the instinct and wisdom of one much older, she must be an old knowing soul. Annabel’s beautiful eyes looked questionably at Olivia.

“What’s the problem mum, you look worried?”

“It’s ok darling, nothing for you to fret about, I am just looking at the miserable weather outside. It is starting to rain now and I have to drive down to the market to get groceries. I wonder if it is ever going to snow this year, it has been a rather mild winter so far.”

“I am disappointed too mum, I love playing in the snow and our garden needs a snowman, don’t you think?” Suggested Annabel.

“Yes and we also need a Christmas tree,” Olivia added.

“You both can look after each other while I go to the market and to the department store as well. I won’t be too long and I will cook our favourite food tonight, which is…..”

“Pizza!” Daniel finished his mother’s sentence.

“Of course we’ll look after everything while you are out mum, don’t worry we are fine.” Olivia kissed both of her kids, put on her warm coat and left the house. She reached into her coat pocket for her car keys and for the one hundred dollar bill she knew was there as well. This will help me with food for a few days and for the purchase of a Christmas tree. Her thoughts drifted back to the day she found the money……

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The many Health Benefits of Colostrum

By Barbara Bourke

Colostrum is the thin yellowish fluid produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including humans) in late pregnancy.  This special non-milk fluid contains powerful immune enhancers and growth factors to insure the survival and healthy growth of the newborn. Colostrum contains antibodies to protect the newborn against disease. This is the reason why it is so important to breast-feed the infant for at least 6 month as all the immune and growth factors are transferred from the mother to the child.

As a supplement, Bovine Colostrum is used as a therapeutic agent because its constituents are almost identical to those present in human Colostrum.

The Wikipedia states that before the development of antibiotics, colostrum was the main source of immunoglobulins used to fight infections. In fact, when Albert Sabin made his first oral vaccine against polio, the immunoglobulin he used came from bovine colostrum.  When antibiotics began to appear, interest in colostrum waned, but, now that antibiotic-resistant strains of pathogens have developed, interest is once again returning to natural alternatives to antibiotics, namely, colostrum http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colostrum

Colostrum is one of the best immune boosters there is. It functions as signal transducing molecules that have the unique effect of modulating the immune system, turning it up when the body comes under attack from pathogens or other disease agents, and damping it down when the danger is eliminated or neutralized. It is most helpful in autoimmune diseases and Leukaemia and it may be a valuable treatment for many Bacterial & Viral Diseases (infections).

To protect against the flu many people are recommend the flu vaccine, but there are so many strains of flu virus that it is impossible to create a vaccine to immunize people against all of them. To have a vaccine is not without risk. They are made using dead or weakened viruses and bacteria and they can have serious consequences. So why not take colostrum?  Either for prevention by boosting your immune system or take it as soon as you feel that cold or flu is getting a hold of you.

It would be limiting to think that Colostrums only advantage is for the health and strength of the immune system. Its health benefits have a far wider application.

Colostrum is a nutritional food and not a man-made supplement and has therapeutic value for many conditions. Its ability improves the health of the Intestinal Wall and may prevent and treat intestinal permeability (primarily due to the Lactoferrin content of Colostrum). It has been shown to relieve diarrhoea as well as gastritis and Duodenal Ulcers (by inhibiting the Helicobacter pylori Bacteria that causes many cases of Duodenal Ulcers).

Colostrum is well-known for its use in the field of athletics, as its ability to increase performance and stamina and aids in the recovery time after strenuous exercise.

It is even indicated in milder cases of Alzheimer’s and may also help lowering blood sugar levels in diabetes II cases.

With age our immune system declines and the production of human growth hormones as well. Human growth hormones are called the fountain of youth. Do you feel that your skin is starting to sag and your energy and zest for life begin to ebb? Maybe your stamina and vigor decreases and your bones thin and hair is starting to fall out – then maybe Colostrum is the answer. The IGF-1 from Colostrum performs many of the functions of human growth hormone

Last but not least Colostrum is also a powerful support during detoxification. To enhance the detoxification process I suggest to complement it with the intake of a green drink including wheat and barley grass, spirulina, alfalfa and chlorella as well as our “Liver Detox Mix”

However, I would not mix them together as you will want colostrum to reach your small intestine intact, without damage from saliva and stomach acids. So take it on an empty stomach with a good amount of water.

Colostrum does NOT contain the Antigens that are present in Cow’s Milk, therefore it does not cause allergic reactions like cow’s milk can. However, some caution may be advised for extreme sensitivities to cow’s milk.

Our Colostrum is processed using low heat. The country of origin is New Zealand and only comes from pasture feed animals that are pesticide, antibiotic and rBST (artificial growth hormone) free.

 

Dosage:

The general therapeutic dosage of Colostrum is 700 – 9,000 mg per day.

The dosage of Colostrum used by athletes for improving performance is 20 – 60 grams per day.

Bovine Colostrum main constituents:

Amino Acids:  Proline

Carbohydrates: Lactose

Cytokines: Interleukin 1

Interleukin 6

Enzymes: Trypsin

Lysozyme

Growth Factors: Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF)

Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)

Insulin-like Growth Factor-2 (IGF-2)

Platelet-Derived Growth Factor (PDGF)

Transforming Growth Factor-beta (TGF-b)

Peptides: Carnitine

Proline Rich Polypeptide (PRP)

Proteins: 63% Glycoproteins

IgA

IgE

IgG

IgM

Lactoferrin

For further reading please see:

Colostrum Functions Like Human Growth Hormone to Reverse the Aging Process

Colostrum is a proven, effective immune system booster

Ancient Superfood Reviewed for Anti-Aging and Immune Rebuilding Properties

Re-Grow Your Thymus Gland with Colostrum

Study: Colostrum helps treat leaky gut syndrome

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