There's a belief that says, 'You are what you eat'. Not quite. It is not what you eat but what is delivered and absorbed by your cells that counts. With so many today suffering inflammation, 'leaky gut' and malabsorption, we are absorbing less and less nutrients from our food. With this in mind, herbal tinctures and formulas would do better to include 'bio-enhancers' to increase their bio-availability.
"Huh. What's that?" you may say.
Before I explain, some background...
There are countless herbal supplements available both online and off-line. But do they actually work? I would say very few. Why?
THE LAND OF LITIGATION
Lawyers love to litigate. In the United States, health supplement manufacturers were sued for millions of dollars after their products purportedly 'Made people sick'. Except they didn't, really. Speculators were taking advantage of a little-known phenomenon called a Herxheimer Reaction (or 'healing crisis'). A short-term (from days to a few weeks) detoxification reaction in the body.
As the body detoxifies, it is not uncommon to experience flu-like symptoms including headache, joint and muscle pain, body aches, sore throat, general malaise, sweating, chills, nausea or other symptoms. This is a normal — and even healthy — reaction that indicates parasites, fungi, viruses, bacteria or other pathogens are being effectively killed off.
The biggest problem with a healing crisis is people stop taking the supplement or medication causing the reaction and thus discontinue the very treatment helping make them better.
During retreats I am pleased when I see a 'healing crisis'. It tells me the program is working and clients' vitality is strengthening to the point they start throwing off disease.
DILUTION AND DOSES
Supplement manufacturers avoid the healing crisis by diluting their products until they are virtually useless. Recommended doses do the same. 1 capsule 2x per day will do little. 5 capsules 4x per day and now you are talking. How many people are aware of this?
Many herbal drugs and extracts produce impressive lab findings yet demonstrate less real-life activity. This is due to poor solubility or improper molecular size, resulting in poor absorption and hence poor bio-availability. The Ancients have the answer. 'Bio-enhancers'. Herbs that increase the potency of other herbs.
Ayurvedic formulas have used bio-enhancers for centuries, such as black pepper and ginger. Moringa (The Miracle Tree) has its own bio-enhancer within the seed pods. To give extra bang for your buck, I add piperine to my Moringa powder. Piperine (black pepper) increases the potency of herbs by 10-200x. For example. Absorption of Turmeric is increased by 10x by adding black pepper. Looking at the supplements industry I see few suppliers doing this. On the contrary the unscrupulous dilute their herbs with cheap fillers, ground up house plants, twigs and who knows what else.
If you aren't seeing any results from the supplements you are taking it is most likely you have a poor quality product or problems absorbing nutrients. Taking 'bio-enhanced' supplements will help.
Natural Healing Author and Wellness Retreat owner.
"THE DOCTOR KNOWS BEST"
From birth "The Doctor knows best" message is relentlessly driven into our consciousness. But is it true?
For accident and emergencies Doctors can be brilliant. Yet, for most of what ails us... cancer, heart disease, diabetes and anxiety, auto-immune disease, arthritis, allergies, asthma and countless other chronic 'incurable' disorders, they are clueless. Not just clueless but in their efforts to bring relief, they mutilate, poison and murder us by the million. No. I am not joking.
'Death by Doctor' is the third leading cause of death in America and, if there wasn't so much under-reporting, mis-reporting and downright medical skullduggery, I would venture to suggest, it is the number ONE cause of death in industrialized nations today.
Buy hey. Don't listen to me. I'm a 'kook'.
Doctors are smart and knowledgeable but when was the last time you heard of a cure? For anything? Ever? If Doctors only treat symptoms because that's where the money lies, and not the underlying cause of your disease, are they even Doctors? Aren't they just human vending machines? Punch in your symptoms and out pops a drug. When was the last time you visited a GP who didn't dispense pills?
Doctors know only what they have been taught and treat as they are pressured (via carrot or stick) to treat. They know nothing about alternatives ('quackery' is their code word for 'competition'), ignore patient individuality and pay lip-service to prevention. Their grandmothers know more about nutrition than they do. They are so wedded to science and trusting in their bought-and-paid for 'thought leaders' they don't question the science they rely on, their ongoing education via medical journals, and their gold-plated $400,000 educations. All of which are heavily influenced by 'Big Pharma'. Sorry, fellas. From outside looking in, it's JUNK. Cleverly conceived and disguised junk but still junk. It must be. There isn't a cure to be seen.
Pharma corporations are organized crime. Merck and Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline, etc. control the health industry. Their primary goal is to make money for their owners and right now they are making staggering amounts. The Rockefellers and Carnegies and their money-worshipping, Merchant Class buddies.
Healthy people don't generate a dime. Sick people do. $2.6 TRILLION a year. Do you really know what's in those vaccines being injected into your infant? Think about it. The 'elites' happily blow up and poison brown-skinned babies all over the world. They have been doing it for centuries. Yet somehow they have benevolent intentions to us and our children? 50% of U.S. children and 54% of adults today have at least one chronic disorder. How is that possible? That should tell you we have a SICKNESS system and not a health system. 'By their fruits you will know them.'
A Doctor's job is to MANAGE disease. Not cure it. Doctors who cure get into serious trouble. Do some research and stop being duped. The mavericks the media go after are the very people you need to know more about.
For two decades I was sick. Allopathic Doctors could do nothing. Only make me worse with their poisons. For 200 years, they have deceived mankind by labelling them 'medicine'. Eventually, I realized they were never going to heal me and I would have to heal myself. You can too. Your body is always trying to heal. It just needs someone who knows how to identify and remove the various obstacles preventing healing. Someone who can teach you how to build health and stop building disease. A 'disease manager' has no interest in that.
I still use Doctors for the things they are good at but Doctors do NOT know best. Once you understand this, you are on your way back to health. Unless, of course, you are satisfied with relief, mutilation and disease progression. Are you?
'Drug companies are not here to bring health to the population but to scam them on one level for vast amounts of money, by treating the symptoms and not addressing the cause.'
-Sir William Ossler, MD
To learn more, feel free to message me or read my book. 'Fire Your Doctor Cure Yourself'. Available here... http://www.antarana.com/books.html
I see it all the time. You have a chronic disorder like diabetes, cancer, arthritis, cardiovascular or auto-immune disease. Doctors only manage disease, so you decide to investigate alternatives and fix it yourself. You might have a session or two of acupuncture, Reiki, or aromatherapy. Fix yourself a colourful salad, purchase the latest fad supplement, invest in a juicer and start bouncing in the garden, trying not to land, head-first, into the ornamental fish pond. Nothing works.
It’s easy to blame a therapy or therapist but the most common reason for failure is because you are practicing ‘Water Pistol Medicine’.
What do I mean?
Imagine your house is on fire. You call the Fire Department in a panic. Minutes later, you are relieved to hear the sound of the siren, only to look on in disbelief as the fireman leaps out of the truck holding only a water pistol. Your house burns down.
Now apply the same to your health. Your body is sick. You buy an over the counter herbal supplement and follow the directions. You don’t improve. Deflated, you conclude herbal supplements are ‘useless’ and purveyors ‘quacks’. They aren’t really. You have just been squirting a water pistol on a house fire.
NOTE: Manufacturers have made supplements so weak they are virtually useless. They had to do this because they were being sued for millions by opportunistic lawyers who used ‘healing crises’ (a positive sign your vitality is improving) to claim herbs were harming patients.
Let’s change the scenario. You call the Fire Department and the fire truck arrives. This time they attack the fire from all sides with 10 hoses, aggressively and continuously so there is no chance of the fire re-igniting. They save the house.
What do you think will happen to your disorder if you do the same? Attack your disease ‘fire’ with multiple alternative ‘hoses’... cellular and regenerative detox, massage, sauna, herbs, hydrotherapy, emotional and psychological healing, exercise, acupuncture (or other ‘energy’ medicine) and flood the body with nutrients. What if you also resolved toxic relationships, found the money to pay your bills, escaped back to nature, learned to relax, and de-stressed? Wouldn't all that have a better chance of extinguishing your disease ‘fire’?
Now you may not be able to afford all those different therapies, have the time, or know exactly which therapies to have in your healing toolbox. But at least you now know why you haven’t been getting anywhere. You cannot extinguish a raging inferno with a water pistol.
So, what CAN you do? Well, just as there is a ‘fire brigade’ for fires, there is also a ‘fire brigade’ for disease. Detox, Wellness or Healing Retreats. The good ones specialize in putting out fires. They can look at a fire and know how many hoses are needed, add or take away more hoses if necessary. If you research their methods and are sufficiently motivated, you can even create your own retreat, at home, as I did.
Dr Richard Schulze (before he was shut down by the FDA) stated he cured thousands of late-stage cancer patients. His 30-day ‘Incurables’ program, with aspects of Ayurveda, helped me heal myself of serious chronic and degenerative disorders. His isn't the only possible method but what is noteworthy about Richard's approach is he uses lots of fire hoses and attacks disease conditions, aggressively.
This is so important to understand I wrote about it in my book ‘Fire Your Doctor Cure Yourself’. In it, I identify the most common mistakes we make, preventing healing and explain how you can become your own Fire Brigade.
Don’t do as I did. Spending two decades getting it seriously wrong, spending a small fortune, before finally getting it right.
Need advice? Contact me. I’m more than happy to share my knowledge.