Natural Cures Not Medicine: 09/14/13

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Oil Pulling To Prevent And Treat Damage To Teeth

by Jonathan Benson – Natural News

If health authorities are going to remain insistent upon lacing the water supply with additives to thwart tooth decay, then they really should be using all-natural coconut oil rather than fluoride chemicals, based on the findings of a new study. Researchers from the Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) in Ireland have found that coconut oil effectively inhibits the growth of harmful bacteria that can cause cavities and mouth infections, without causing any harmful side-effects.

For their study, a team of researchers from the school added enzymes to coconut and several other oils to mimic how these oils would normally be processed during digestion. The team then applied the digested form of each of the oils to several strains of bacteria, including Streptococcus mutans, a common acid-producing bacteria often found inside the mouth, and Candida albicans, a highly problematic yeast strain that can cause oral thrush infection.

What they discovered was that only the coconut oil exhibited clear antibacterial and yeast-fighting properties when exposed to the different bacterial strains. In fact, enzyme-modified coconut oil was found to fight all sorts of bacterial strains without triggering any negative side-effects, or promoting the development of antibiotic-resistant “superbugs” like antibiotic drugs do.

“Incorporating enzyme-modified coconut oil into dental hygiene products would be an attractive alternative to chemical additives (like fluoride), particularly as it works at relatively low concentrations,” said Dr. Damien Brady, lead researcher from AIT, about coconut oil’s amazing antibacterial power. “Also, with increasing antibiotic resistance, it is important that we turn our attention to new ways to combat microbial infection.”

Adding to this sentiment, Dr. Brady also noted that the human digestive system naturally exhibits antimicrobial activity, at least when it is given the proper foods and nutrients. Consuming more coconut oil, in this case, can effectively boost immunity and thwart the onset of harmful, disease-causing pathogens in the mouth and elsewhere throughout the body.

Coconut oil is far more effective at fighting, preventing tooth decay than toxic fluoride

What is particularly interesting about these dramatic findings is that coconut oil was demonstrably shown in a credible study to fight harmful bacteria and prevent tooth decay. Fluoride, on the other hand, which is pumped into water supplies nationwide that hydrate millions of people, has never been legitimately shown to fight or prevent tooth decay when ingested.

What this new study on coconut oil actually helps unearth is the fact that water fluoridation is a complete scientific fraud. Not only has fluoride never been proven to prevent tooth decay when ingested, but recent studies have actually shown that fluoride harms teeth. Ingesting fluoride, it turns out, can cause dental fluorosis, as well as some other very serious health problems in the long term.

“Once ingested, fluoride compounds attack the structural integrity of our insides,” says Shane Ellison, author, chemist, and founder of “Collagen, a web-like network connecting our skeletal system to muscles, is torn apart by fluoride. We feel it as joint stiffness, ligament damage, and aching bones. This same mechanism leads to browning of teeth, an outcome known as fluorosis.”

Coconut oil, on the other hand, will not only help protect your teeth against bacterial rot, but it will also help improve digestion and metabolism, promote heart health, boost energy levels, and strengthen immunity. Since ingesting coconut oil converts it into a powerful bacteria-fighter, as illustrated by the study, “swishing” coconut oil can also promote improved oral health via the enzymatic activity of its mixing with saliva.


7 Natural Uses For Baking Soda In The Garden

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1. Non-Toxic Fungicide
Mix 4 tsp of baking soda and 1 gallon of water. Use to defend against black spot fungus on roses and to protect grapes and other vine plants upon the first fruits appearing.

2. Spray to Treat and Prevent Powdery Mildew
Combine 1 tbsp baking soda, 1 gallon water, 1 tbsp vegetable oil (any variety), 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid. Mix all ingredients and fill a spray bottle the mixture. Spray your at risk plants weekly, being sure to only apply on overcast days or days with no direct Sun to allow the mixture to dry before direct Sunlight returns - or the foliage can become Sun damaged. Powdery mildew typically attacks impatiens, lilacs, cucumbers, squash and zinnias.

3. Discourage Gnats In Soil & Fungus on Leaves
Combine 1 gallon water, 4 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp biodegradable soap. Mix thoroughly, spray infected foliage or soil as needed.

4. Discourage Weeds
Pour or sweep baking soda into cracks in sidewalks and patios. The thicker the amount the better. The baking soda should not only prevent weeds from developing, but it should also kill any small weeds that have already sprouted.

5. Kill Cabbage Worms
Mix equals parts flour and baking soda, then dust your effected plants being attacked by cabbage worms (cabbage, broccoli, kale). They chew the treated leaves and typically die within a day or two. Repeat dusting every couple of days until the cabbage worms are taken care of.

6. Kill Crabgrass
Just wet the crabgrass, pour a heavy dusting of baking soda on the weed. The crabgrass should start dying back in 2 or 3 days. However a word of caution - never apply to grass or other similar plants as it can burn and destroy your normal grass as well.

7. Clean Your Hands
After a day in the garden dirt, clean your hands by rubbing and scrubbing wet hands with baking soda. Rinse thoroughly.

Source: Homesteading Self Sufficiency Survival

Is the Peanut Butter You Are Eating Carcinogenic?

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Though there's no immediate need to turn your PB&J's into jelly-only sandwiches, there is a chance that peanut butter may contain the carcinogen aflatoxin. The soft and porous shell that encases peanuts can allow fungus with aflatoxin to penetrate into the nut, explains Organic Authority.
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Although aflatoxin has yet to be proven to cause cancer in the United States, it has been documented as causing liver cancer in developing countries where corn, peanuts and grains are grown without strict soil quality regulation. Currently, all commercially-produced peanut butters must be tested for aflatoxin, but grind-your-own peanut butter may actually be at a higher risk because the peanuts sit around the longest without refrigeration, allowing more mold to develop, according to Organic Authority. Planet Green also adds that natural peanut butters may be more susceptible since "they are less processed and have a shorter shelf life, therefore the mold is more likely to thrive."

This alarm bell has been sounded before. In an informative write-up, Celeb doc Andrew Weil explains that the Consumers Union found the exact same results about a decade ago, when it was discovered that supermarket brands like Peter Pan, Jif and Skippy contained the less afloxtin than natural brands. Consumer Reports has researched aflatoxins since 1972, but still says peanuts are worth eating for their health benefits.

There's a simple precaution if you're concerned. Refrigerate your peanut butter -- it'll keep out the mold.


Jamaican Soursop (Guanabana) Juice Recipe Video

Soursop has many health benefits. Soursop has so many nutrients, including carbohydrates, fructose, various vitamins and ascorbic acid. Sour-sweet taste of soursop fruit makes it a favorite for a variety of juices and beverages. Soursop sour flavor comes from organic acids, particularly malic acid, citric acid, and the acid isositrat.

Soursop (Anona muricata Linn) This plant from tropical America, that is around Peru, Mexico, and Argentina. It has a unique shape, color green fruit and there is some sort soft thorns, soursop tree can reach a height of 9 meters.

Soursop fruit offers a variety of positive content for human health, ranging from fruits, leaves, and even trees. Soursop leaves in fact contain many benefits to herbal medicine materials, and to maintain body condition. Behind these benefits apparently do not get out of the womb which contains acetogenins, annocatacin, annocatalin, annohexocin, annonacin, annomuricin, anomurine, anonol, caclourine, gentisic acid, gigantetronin, linoleic acid, muricapentocin. The content of these compounds are a lot of benefits for the body, can be a cure disease or to enhance immunity.

Nutrition Fact of Soursop

Soursop fruit is rich in fiber and vitamins. The content of dietary fiber in soursop reached 3.3 g per 100 g of fruit flesh. Consumption of 100 g of meat soursop fruit can meet 13 percent of the daily fiber requirement. Vitamins are the most dominant in soursop fruit is vitamin C, which is around 20 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. Requirement of vitamin C per person per day (ie 60 mg) can be met only by consuming 300 grams of meat soursop fruit.

Fiber is very good to help digestion and detoxification, while vitamin C is an antioxidant that is very good for boosting the immune system and slow the aging process (stay young). Soursop fruit contains very little fat (0.3 g/100 g), so it is good for health.

Soursop also contains phosphorus and calcium, respectively 27 and 14 mg per 100 g. Both minerals are important for the formation of bone mass that allows you to build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Soursop excellence lies in the content of sodium (sodium) is low (14 mg per 100 g), but high in potassium (potash), which is 278 mg per 100 g. Comparison of high potassium and sodium is very good for preventing hypertension.

Health Benefits of Soursop

1. Curing Cancer
By eating the fruit soursop we can help to attack the cancer cells safely and naturally, without side effects such as nausea, weight loss, or hair loss.

2. Increase Immune System
Substances contained in soursop fruit such as acetogenins, annocatacin, annocatalin, annohexocin, annonacin, annomuricin, anomurine, anonol, caclourine, gentisic acid, gigantetronin, linoleic acid, muricapentocin. It makes our body stay fit and improved. Help us against disease

3. Kill malignant cancer cells
Soursop leaf has an effective target and kill malignant cells for 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer. Power works 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells compared with adriamycin and chemo therapy is commonly used.

4. High Vitamin C
Vitamins are the most dominant in soursop fruit is vitamin C, which is around 20 mg per 100 grams of fruit flesh. Requirement of vitamin C per person per day (ie 60 mg), have been met only by consuming 300 grams of meat soursop fruit. The content of vitamin C is high enough on soursop is an excellent antioxidant to increase endurance and slow the aging process (stay young). and is one of the benefits of soursop fruit that we can take

5. Medicine for hemorrhoids and pain reliever
In addition to juice drinks are also good to cure hemorrhoids, waist pain, and help your appetite so our appetite good.

6. Rich in Fiber
In addition to nutritional components, soursop fruit is also very rich in non-nutritional components. One of them is to contain a lot of fiber (dietary fiber), fiber is very good for digestive health.

7. Preventing Osteoporsis
Soursop fruit contains phosphorus and calcium is high enough. Very good for strong bones and to prevent osteoporosis.

8. Increase Energy
The content of fructose in soursop can keep you fresh, and can drain energy. This is because fructose is a simple sugar (monosaccharide) found in many fruits. This could be a good natural source of carbohydrates for the body.

9. Help cure many disease
Soursop fruit juice, taken twice daily, can help overcome kidney disease, liver problems, urinary tract infection (also known as urethritis) and hematuria (blood in the urine or)

10. Preventing Bacterial infections
The fleshy part of the fruit, if applied to any cuts will accelerate the healing process and also prevent bacterial infection.

11. Prevent nerve damage and maintain a healthy heart
The content of vitamin B1 able to accelerate metabolism, blood circulation, prevents nerve damage, restoring the edges and central nervous disorders. The content of vitamin B2 is required for the body's energy production, fat storage, nervous system function, and maintenance of the heart muscle.

Benefits of soursop leaves

Benefits of soursop leaves have also been studied recently in a study, that the leaves of the soursop tree is very effective for prostate cancer, pancreas and lung. The results of this study turned out to have been stored for many years since ancient times. Even based on 20 laboratory tests on the benefits of soursop leaves taken since 1970 show remarkable results, soursop leaf has excellent properties, such as:
- Attacking cancer cells effectively because it does not harm to healthy cells, and does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss.
- Soursop leaves have an effective target and kill malignant cells for 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer.
- Ability to increase energy in the body.
- Increase stamina and fitness.
- Helps boost the immune system and avoid deadly infections.
- Able to prevent free radicals, and many other benefits.


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