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I have used part of the protocol for cancer volunteers, but not in by itself nor when I could not get the true ingredients.

Alternative Healers Speak I have used part of the protocol for cancer volunteers, but not in by itself nor when I could not get the true ingredients. I have found it not to be 100% effective especially in late stage cancer or more specifically those who have gone through chemo, radiation or surgery

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 10/22/2017

If it can be restored entirely, after say 1 years, we tell the patients only to avoid fats and salt.

Gerson Therapy, Part 4 A. That depends on how far the liver can be restored. If it can be restored entirely, after say 1 year, we tell the patients only to avoid fats and salt. Otherwise they are free. Many of them lead normal lives. But I'd like to say that about 75% like to stay more or less

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 10/22/2017

The most important first step is the detoxification. So let us go into that. First, we gave some different enemas.

Gerson Therapy, Part 3 Where do we begin?. The most important first step is the detoxification. So let us go into that. First, we gave some different enemas. I found out that the best enema is the coffee enema as it was first used by Prof. O. A. Meyer in Goettingen. This idea occurred to him when

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 10/22/2017

According to Gerson you need high potassium and low sodium, the same ratio which can be found in fresh live foods.

Gerson Therapy, Part 2 Potassium versus sodium in the Gerson Therapy! Gerson found that sodium stimulates tumor growth. It interferes with body function. According to Gerson you need high potassium and low sodium, the same ratio which can be found in fresh live foods. All processed foods conta

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The Gerson Therapy is a book that can put a stop to this travesty.

Gerson Therapy, Part 1 Nutritional Cancer Therapy of Max Gerson, M.D. It has been said that more people live off cancer than die from it. The Gerson Therapy is a book that can put a stop to this travesty. Here is a very practical, highly detailed guide to the intensive nutritional treatment

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 10/22/2017

Orthomolecular treatment of clinical conditions amounts to only a small percentage of total medical care rendered in North America.

Orthomolecular Medicine Revisited Orthomolecular treatment of clinical conditions amounts to only a small percentage of total medical care rendered in North America. Persons with health disorders who seek treatment from their physicians are likely to receive a wide variety of drugs. "The use of p

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 9/28/2017

The fundamental problem with modern medicine is its complete ignorance of how nutrition affects health or disease

The Keys to Vitality The Trouble with the American Diet If you are reading these pages you are undoubtedly aware that is has not been working well. The rate of obesity is over 60% now, caused for the most part by excessive consumption of empty calories. When you eat nutrient poor foods your

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 8/15/2017

The discovery of epigenetics hidden influences upon the genes could affect every aspect of our lives.

EpiGenetics The Ghost in Your Genes There are scientists who who are finally seeing the evidence that your genes are shaped at least in part by your ancestors life experiences. Biology stands on the brink of a shift in the understanding of inheritance. The discovery of epigenetics hidden influen

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

From your earliest days you are taught to behave in ways that will haunt you later.

Cause of Disease or Poor Performance The three-headed monster that causes untold suffering degenerative and inflammatory disease for millions of us can be conquered. You can directly influence it with your choices. It is not easy, because the mainstream culture conspires against you. From your ea

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I am finding that it is the fundamentals of good health that will let us live the life-style we want.

Back to Basics I am finding that it is the fundamentals of good health that will let us live the life-style we want. Too many health advisors major in minor issues. Before you focus on trace minerals, balance the major minerals. Before you focus on supplements, deal with the meals, the food. One of

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We now have some basics from which to draw conclusions. Statements are made followed by comments.

Understanding Disease, Part 2 We now have some basics from which to draw conclusions. Statements are made followed by comments. "Germs" (bacteria, fungi, viruses) cause diseases. This was Pasteur's early idea, which is still predominant by the public as well as by many physicians. The vulnerable

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Old ideas die-hard. Great thinkers have, from time to time, come up with "the" unified theory of disease.

Understanding Disease, Part 1 Old ideas die-hard. Great thinkers have, from time to time, come up with "the" unified theory of disease. Here is developed a "partially unified" theory of disease because there is no reason to think at this time that we have all the answers. A hundred years from now

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

Modern western medicine bases its practice on the idea that sickness comes from germs outside of the body (monomorphic theory).

Treating Disease: By Symptoms or Cause Modern western medicine bases its practice on the idea that sickness comes from germs outside of the body (monomorphic theory). When a body becomes ill, our doctors use drugs and surgery to suppress, mask and treat symptoms. In the case of cancer, that theor

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We all have different capacities for detoxification that determine our risk and susceptibility to disease from exposure to toxins.

Toxicity If you feel sluggish and achy, have trouble concentrating or feel like you are living your life in a fog, you will likely benefit from a program of detoxification. The symptoms are related to your lymphatic system becoming toxic with acidifying leftovers from an unwise lifestyle. Many fa

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It starts with well meaning doctors injecting you with toxic vaccinations, good relatives using sweets-as-rewards

The Main Causes of Disease It starts with well meaning doctors injecting you with toxic vaccinations, good relatives using sweets-as-rewards, the food processors adding neurotoxins to your drink or food, farmers growing hollow foods on depleted soils, grocers soaking their carrots in chlorinated wa

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Following this regimen will help to not only maintain, but also to detoxify, replenish, repair and rebuild your body.

The 24-Seven Health Plan Following this regimen will help to not only maintain, but also to detoxify, replenish, repair and rebuild your body. In other words it will maximize your health and longevity potential. This is by far the better option, preventing problems is far easier than treating the

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

There are literally hundreds of problems that could be included under Specific System Breakdowns.

System Breakdowns There are literally hundreds of problems that could be included under Specific System Breakdowns. However, the purpose of this book is not to document them all - even if this was possible. My message is to highlight the indisputable fact that, basically they are ALL caused (gene

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

We may feel that everyone else has a perfect stress free life and we alone are frazzled beyond hope!

Significant Lifestyle Problems By Christopher Pick, N.D. D.C.N. D.H.H. D.L.I (Inst)Naturopathic Physician, Clinical & Sports Nutritionist Member of Health Practitioners Association Smoking! As an ex-smoker, I am only too aware of how difficult it is to give up the habit. As well as nicotine,

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

We should obtain most of our antioxidants from food - namely high-nutrient SuperFoods. We need to view antioxidants as a team, not individually.

Oxidation The most visible signs of oxidation are the signs of aging - wrinkles, arthritis, stiff joints, loss of flexibility, presbyopia and so on. The process of rusting, or oxidation, is essential and necessary for your body's functioning. Out of control oxidation contributes to, or is the cau

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

The program was designed to assist the body in controlling the cancer and was not a direct assault on the tumor.

Orthomolecular Supplements, Part 1 Introduction Between 1978 and March, 1999 I have seen over 1040 patients suffering from cancer who came to me for nutritional and psychiatric counseling. This is no longer a surprising combination as it was when I first started to practice psychiatry in 1952. I

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

A large number of special diets ranging from fasting (water only) to juice fasts to low fat and sugar free diets are used.

Orthomolecular Supplements, Part 3 Anti Cancer Nutrition! A large number of special diets ranging from fasting (water only) to juice fasts to low fat and sugar free diets are used. Every one of the special diets have proponents who think they are very helpful, and patients who have been helped b

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

Patients have lived for a long time with slowly growing tumors. We agreed to publish as coauthors.

Orthomolecular Supplements, Part 2 Dr. Pauling developed an elegant method for determining the probable outcome of treatment using cohorts of patients who were or were not treated. After I had completed the follow up I sent the case histories, with identification of each patient removed, and th

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

People who self-medicate without guidance can sometimes do more harm than good.

Natural Medicine for the Times A brief introduction. I am a naturopathic doctor, meaning I seek natural remedies for body wellness. I received my degree from Clayton College of Natural Health. I am also an herbalist. For the past five years I have written a natural health column in a New Mexico m

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It is normal for the body to generate an immune response when challenged by foreign matter such as microbes and allergens.

Natural Healing vs. Symptom Suppression, Part 2 DISCUSSION This phenomenon is known as the Jarisch-Herxheimer Reaction (JHR) and is often referred to informally as Herx. JHR is believed to be caused when injured or dead bacteria release their endotoxins into blood and tissues faster than the bod

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Even if your body is functioning well you have to make sure that your batteries are charged.

Natural Healing vs. Symptom Suppression, Part 1 Energy Deficit Causes Disease We lack vibrational energy. We need to identify the vibration we are deficient in and bring our body back into balance by replenishing our body with the appropriate energy /information /vibration. We are in a healthy s

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

When you eat nutrient poor foods your body will keep asking you for more food in its attempt to supply necessary nutrients.

Malnutrition The Trouble with the American Diet! If you are reading these pages you are undoubtedly aware that is has not been working well. The rate of obesity is over 60% now, caused for the most part by excessive consumption of empty calories. When you eat nutrient poor foods your body will k

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

Normal Red Blood CellNotice how the erythrocytes (blood cells) are round and separated.

Live Blood Analysis Natto LP Systemic Enzymes are formulated to work synergistically with your body, to assist in fibrin, protein, fat and carbohydrate digestion in your blood. It is the strongest fibrinolytic, proteolytic, and lipolytic enzyme formulation on the market. Take a look at what und

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Millions of people taking care of their health in very different ways from mainstream practices. This is known as alternative medication

Alternative Medicine to the Rescue People who are skeptical of holistic or alternative medicine in general may not be aware of the number of diseases that respond well to lifestyle changes. Here is a partial list: Asthma Back Pain and Herniated Disks Mental Disorders including Bipolar Disord

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Our houses are full of irritants that can be absorbed through the lungs, skin, eyes and digestive tract.

Keeping Your Home Healthy Most people are aware of the impact of outdoor pollution. Smog, vehicle exhaust and pesticides are recognized as major health threats. But how many people recognize the many dangers inside their own homes? Sadly, very few. Yet our houses are full of irritants that can be

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Holistic Medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses care of the whole person - body, mind, and spirit.

Holistic Medicine The article below is from Holistic Medicine website, a fine effort, with too many words. Let me tell you the short version first: Holistic healer will treat the person, not an illness. He or she will focus on cellular function, not symptoms and on causes, not symptom relief. Str

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This is a time of synthesis - not division, fragmentation, isolation, dissection.

Holistic Approach This is a time of synthesis - not division, fragmentation, isolation, dissection. The recent history of medicine, i.e. the last seventy years, has been only the later. Things have become so dissected, taken apart, in short specialized that definitely the forest has become lost for

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500 man-made chemicals found in a single cell of a 'healthy' 30-year old living in Britain today.

Health Statistics The Daily Express of January 6, 2000 carried the following front-page headline: "500 man-made chemicals found in a single cell of a 'healthy' 30-year old living in Britain today". Further in the article they say that virtually no chemicals were found in the cells of an Egypt

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

The scientists who believe your genes are shaped in part by your ancestors' life experiences

Ghost in Your Genes from BBC, Science & Nature TV & Radio Follow-up Programmes: Horizon The scientists who believe your genes are shaped in part by your ancestors' life experiences. Biology stands on the brink of a shift in the understanding of inheritance. The discovery of epigenetics - hidden

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

The basic biochemical processes of our bodies are unique and do not belong to any one medical specialty or disease category.

Functional Medicine 08.02.2012 Orthomolecular Medicine Orthomolecular medicine describes the practice of preventing and treating disease by providing the body with optimal amounts of substances which are natural to the body. The term "orthomolecular" was first used by Linus Pauling in a paper he

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Functional and Orthomolecular medicine focus on managing the cellular terrain to create health.

Functional and Orthomolecular Medicine While orthodox medicine focuses on chasing symptoms and finding single causes (germ theory) for specific diseases, both functional and orthomolecular medicine focus on managing the cellular terrain to create health. A great example of this is from a lecture

This entry was posted in About - Functional Medicine on 7/12/2017

The theoretical basis of traditional Chinese medicine is the concept of energy transformations.

Energetic Medicine To explain what I mean by "modern medical science has no underlying theoretical basis," let me offer an example of a non-modern medical system that has such basis. Not to prove that it's a "right" or "wrong" theory, just to give anyone interested an idea of what a "theoretical

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A collection of brilliant books and tapes from reknown health experts.

Elements of Health Breathing: Conscious Breathing (Gay Hendricks, Bantam, 1995); available from 800-688-0772 or www.hendricks.com.Water: Your Bodies' Many Cries for Water (Batmanghelidj, F., MD, Global Health Solutions, 1992) Water: The Shocking Truth That Can Save Your Life (Paul Bragg,

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Vitalism is the underlying idea of Eclectic, Homeopathic, Naturopathic, Oriental and Chiropractic approaches to health and healing

Chronic Disease Bacteria are being found in the diseased tissues of all degenerative diseases. Where do these organisms come from? Mycoplasma in heart disease, Helicobacter in stomach ulcers, etc. The answer to this question has been known for 150 years. The blood is not sterile. Louis Pasteur wa

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When cells join together to form multicellular "communities," it required that the cells establish a complex social intercourse.

Cell Psychology and Beyond The evolutionary transition from unicellular life forms to multicellular (communal) life forms represented an intellectually and technically profound high point in the creation of the biosphere. In the world of unicellular protozoa, each cell is an innately intelligent,

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It has often been said (and now can be objectively clinically verified using NUTRI-SPEC) that no two people are alike.

Biological Individuality Introduction As a doctor with an appreciation for the importance of good nutrition, you have experienced the frustration of seeing patient after patient that you know needs nutritional help, yet not always being able to meet their needs. On one hand you have a patient in

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Bacillus subtilis remains one of the most potent and beneficial of all health-promoting and immune-stimulating bacteria

Bacillus Subtilis Story The bacillus subtilis was discovered by the Nazi German medical corps in 1941, toward the end of their African campaign. At the time, the German military victory was at its height. But the German high command became genuinely alarmed when hundreds upon hundreds of soldiers

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In the spirit of eliminating the causes of our health problem so that we dont have to deal with the symptoms for good rather than for a day or so.

Eliminate the Causes Regular readers of this blog know that one of the biggest problems I have with traditional medicine is its tendency to treat the symptoms instead of eliminate the causes. I find this very futile and I liken it to giving yourself a painkiller so your hand doesn't hurt when you

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I think of disease as the opposite of ease. Dis-ease is almost always the consequence of cellular terrain problems.

Disease is Dis-Ease I think of disease as the opposite of ease. Dis-ease is almost always the consequence of cellular terrain problems. Either it is the presence of toxins or absence of nutrients, stagnation or unresolved trauma. Many people call to talk to me about their health problems. I usu

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