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Metformin helps us control our weight, insulin levels – and it fights the Covid-19 virus!
Metformin is based on a natural herb called French Lilac,
also called Goat’s Rue or Gallega officinalis
Who was to know that Metformin, a tried and trusted drug that is used to treat insulin resistance was originally developed to fight the flu in the 1920’s? They discovered an unexpected side effect – that of lowering blood sugar levels. A new drug was thus launched and the vast majority of diabetics still use it today. A comparative reduction in the rate of mortality in diabetic patients on Metformin with severe SARS-CoV-2 has been observed according to four hospital studies that show lower instances of death in their patients who take Metformin.
According to other studies, Metformin has demonstrated the potential to directly inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 infection. This is excellent news, especially in the light of trying to establish (and promulgate) a vaccine for one of an ever-mutating family of coronaviruses. A drug like Metformin /Glucophage is based on the molecular components (or actives) of a plant called French Lilac or Goat’s Rue. This remedy has a good safety profile, kills parasites as well as viruses and bacteria. Yet unlike other antibiotics, it is beneficial to the gut microbiome in a number of ways. It alters the bacterial strains to improve insulin sensitivity and the uptake of short chain fatty acids. This helps to reduce inflammation and prevent gut permeability. It is not yet clearly understood how it is able to enhance the growth of some bacteria in order to benefit the host. Goat’s Rue in its original form is also available as a health supplement and the recommended dose on most products is a 500mg capsule. Like Metformin, it is recommended for lowering blood glucose and for weight loss.
There seems to be a link between insulin resistance and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections. We are familiar with older people who have cardiovascular problems, inflammation, elevated blood sugar, metabolic disorders and other debilitating conditions that require chronic medications. Such coronavirus patients (including SARS-CoV-2) who are unable to control high glucose levels in their bloodstream are more prone to hyper inflammation, vasoconstriction and blood clots.
We hear a lot about angiotensin 2 enzyme (ACE2) receptors that are present on the spikes of all coronaviruses. Coronaviruses use these extrusions to bind to their target cells. But normally, these receptors are used for controlling inflammation with the enzyme we call ACE2. They degrade angiotensin 2 into angiotensin 1–7 (ACE 1-7) to reduce insulin resistance by decreasing cellular oxidative stress, enhancing insulin signalling and insulin-stimulated glucose transport activity. It reduces inflammation as well as vasoconstriction and blood clotting. ACE2 is expressed in tissues that include lung alveolar epithelial cells, pancreatic beta cells and enterocytes of the small intestine to ward of the ravages of inflammation that we call a cytokine storm, linked to the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) that drives insulin resistance and cardiovascular problems.
Metformin can lower blood sugar by preventing the liver from producing too much of it. Lowering blood sugar also enables vitamin C to directly access receptor sites that glucose competes with. Less sugar = less inflammation. Metformin restricts the growth of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa – a nasty bacterium within the lungs. Recent studies have shown that larger parasites like Trypanosoma Cruzi and Trichinella Spiralis are also killed off. Larger parasites, especially eggs and larvae that migrate to the brain, heart and lungs can cause a lot of inflammation. that complicate Covid-19 outbreaks in countries like China, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Brazil where a lot of meat, especially pork is consumed. Consuming raw or undercooked meat poses a greater risk for infections. Hyper inflammation can lead to sepsis (blood vessel and organ damage) and here too, Metformin helps to decrease the pro-inflammatory cytokine load.
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Treating COVID-19 with repurposed drugs like Ebselen and Ivermectin versus orthomolecular supplementation
Radio interview for Ifm with Sue Visser and Zulaikha Amod 3:30 pm 20th August 2020
Finding new applications for the already approved drugs we have in the marketplace gives us the advantage of knowing about side effects and cheaper generic versions are available in some cases. As soon as we mention the pandemic, people get excited about Plaquenol, the drug we call hydroxychloroquine. Another popular – and very expensive antibiotic called Zithromax is used in combination with this anti-malarial drug.
Q: In the first place, what is the most common cause of symptoms that affect breathing, fever and inflammation?
A: Certainly not any defficiency of hydroxychloroquine or Zithromax! A lack of glutathione is now what the latest scientific studies are pointing to as a primary cause of coronavirus-based complications. There are a number of key micronutrients as well as amino acids we need to maintain our glutathione status. So the most common cause of a global coronavirus pandemic should be addressed. This involves nutrition, not drugs! When we are full of toxins, pathogens and chronic conditions caused by poor eating habits our immune system is already down and out. Dr Horowitz a renowned researcher of Lyme disease noticed the dramatic, almost immediate relief that patients who could hardly breathe experienced with glutathione within 1 hour of administration. “Although anecdotal,” he said, “I have heard from patients who were on NAC and glutathione when they were exposed to COVID-19, that they did not get sick or test positive for the virus, when others around them did.” Cytokines are made by the body to fight invaders; but when there are too many, when the immune system is on overdrive, the cytokines turn on the host itself. Glutathione and related supplements may well stop COVID’s “cytokine storm syndrome.”
Q: What exactly is glutathione – can we buy it over the counter, without a prescription?
Glutathione is one of the body’s master antioxidants and plays an important role in our defences, regulating cytokine responses and immunity. GSH is a small protein molecule composed of 3 amino acids: cysteine, glutamate, and glycine called GSH precursors or building blocks. (I often talk about glutamate and the supplement L-glutamine converts to glutamate, as does MSG.) Vitamin C, another very effective antioxidant also inhibits airway inflammation and increases glutathione. Zinc is known to play a central role in the immune system and is one of the most effective ways to deactivate the replication of the coronavirus’s RNA. The most effective way, as we mentioned in the first of our talks on Covidd-19 is to tune up the immune system. Selenium is a cofactor for the production of glutathione. Supporting our natural ability to ward off and treat both viral and bacterial diseases is all we need to do. However, this approach is the one we are constantly reminded to forget about!
Oral glutathione supplements that include the bioavailable precursors such as N Acetylcysteine can effectively increase glutathione production and hence improve the outcome of patients. For the emergency treatment of coronavirus-infected patients, some forms of glutathione can be inhaled into the lungs or used trans-dermally or intravenously.
https://www.lymedisease.org/pfeiffer-preventing-covid/ Science suggests we can prevent COVID, even when defenses fail by Mary Beth Pfeiffer, thefirstepidemic.com https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7172740/ Efficacy of glutathione therapy in relieving dyspnea associated with COVID-19 pneumonia: A report of 2 cases http://www.immunehealthscience.com/glutathione.html What Glutathione (GSH) is and how it affects your immune health
Q: What is this newly re discovered – wonder drug they call Ebselen and are there any harmful side effects?
A: How about Ebselen? In the past, doctors have used Ebselen to help treat bipolar disorder, cataracts and hearing loss. Recent studies show that it inhibits the virus’s main protease, which is known as Mpro. As a consequence, scientists have already shown that Ebselen is safe. It also exerts a powerful antibacterial effect on drug resistant strains like staphylococcus aureus and significantly reduces their elusive biofilms. It doubles up as an anti-inflammatory and can reduce cytokine levels. Ebselen is a selenium-based organic complex, which can mimic the activity of glutathione peroxidase. It is a strong antioxidant, which increases the efficiency of glutathione and has a strong neutralizing effect against free radicals, especially when it comes to inflamed airways. Not only for coronavirus patients, but also for lungs that have been damaged by cigarette smoke.
The use of colloidal silver and Ebselen in synergistic formulations has been shown to be effective against five, clinically difficult-to-treat MDR Gram negative bacteria. Ebselen has low cytotoxicity (LD50 tests in rats) and its safety in humans has been evaluated in several clinical trials. The clinical potential for the combination of Ebselen plus colloidal silver for SARS-CoV-2 treatment is very promising. It would bypass the necessity for separate antiviral drugs – plus antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs as well as antioxidants. Novel antimicrobials are becoming increasingly difficult to develop and are currently unable to keep pace with the emergence of resistant bacteria as it is. Because Ebselen mimics the natural substance we call glutathione peroxidase, it behaves like a micronutrient in its own right with an excellent safety record.
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep11596 Repurposing Ebselen for treatment of multidrug-resistant staphylococcal infections
Q: What is colloidal silver and why are we told it is dangerous.
According to WEBMED, “There are currently no FDA-approved over-the-counter or prescription drugs containing silver that are taken by mouth. However, there are still colloidal silver products being sold as homeopathic remedies and dietary supplements. Colloidal silver is used for infections, hay fever, skin conditions, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of its uses. Colloidal silver can be unsafe when taken by mouth, applied to the skin, inhaled, or given by IV. Despite some claims, there is no good evidence to support using colloidal silver for COVID-19. In fact, it can be unsafe. We are advised to follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.” Is this really the case? Absolutely not! Only silver nanoparticles (colloids) can survive inside the body. Metallic silver particles are unaffected by hydrochloric stomach acid and chloride ions and will circulate in the bloodstream. The particles will slowly be eliminated from the body and do not build up. It is the particles of metallic silver that provide the real benefit, especially against viruses as well as bacteria.
Q: Does it really make us turn blue?
The adult daily dosage of supplemental colloidal silver is about 5ml – 10 ml daily and this amount could hardly be deemed as dangerous or the cause of argyria (turning the skin blue) or anything untoward. Unlike the queue of pills that are prescribed for treating both chronic and acute conditions, there are no side effects at the recommended dosage. Nobody would overdose on their prescribed medications, would they? We would have to consume 48 times more colloidal silver every day for a year in order to turn blue. If you take 48 times more antivirals, antibiotics, blood thinners, sleeping pills or antipsychotic medications than prescribed, you would not turn blue!
https://readynutrition.com/resources/colloidal-silver-series-part-1-myths-and-truths-about-side-effects_21052018/ Colloidal Silver: Myths And Truths About Side Effects BY READY NUTRITION · PUBLISHED MAY 28, 2018
Q: What about other drugs that can support glutathione?
A: Antabuse, a drug that is commonly used for treating alcohol abuse offers a number of benefits as a treatment for SARS-CoV-2. The generic of is called Disulfiram and as previously demonstrated in vitro with SARS and MERS coronaviruses, inhibits the main coronavirus protease (M pro) and stops it from replicating. It also helps the body to compensate for a loss of glutathione. As we now know, a glutathione deficiency (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-viral) is the leading cause of respiratory distress and cytokine storms. The drug is not expensive and has the advantage of doubling up as a treatment for alcoholics. For South Africa this has additional benefits, as many of the vacant coronavirus/pandemic beds are occupied by the victims of alcohol abuse.
Q: Are there any drugs that can help with the cytokine storm?
A: Yes, a surprising one comes from a popular veterinary drug called Ivermectin. It is used for killing scabies and other parasites that affect farm animals. Now, according to Dr Kylie Wagstaff, who led the latest study: “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours there was a really significant reduction in it,”. Besides this, it is also used in a tablet form to cure roundworm infection and second-line treatment for scabies and rosacea, a skin condition that results in redness and causes pus-filled bumps on the face. I noticed how well the Ivermectin injection worked for my cat that had some crusty sores that were red and itchy. After a few days, the lesions were gone and the bleeding, inflammation and itching stopped. I thought this was due to the shot of cortisone that was given. But then I heard about the use of Ivermectin for COVID-19 and discovered that the way it kills parasites is to super-relax them so they lose their grip on the host. Ivermectin is classified as a GABA – agonist. In other words it works as an activator of GABA, our chief inhibitory neurotransmitter. Natural equivalents we all use come from herbs like valerian, passiflora and hops that are herbal tranquillizers and sedatives!
https://indianexpress.com/article/coronavirus/coronavirus-drug-ivermectin-6355993/ Lice drug ‘possible’ solution to Covid-19: What is Ivermectin?
Q: What about natural or herbal remedies or orthomolecular medicine?
In the absence of a scientifically proven cure or preventive for novel coronavirus infection, should one use alternative medicine? We could well ask if a brand new and untested vaccine is safe to use, especially if there is no guarantee and no liability?
As a health researcher and keen observer of Covid-19 treatments for the global pandemic it is difficult to recommend a tried and tested, reliable natural remedy like Artemisia, olive leaf, kalonjie or colloidal silver without being shot down in flames. As for orthomolecular medicine, do we need any more scientific proof that we lack the basic nutrients we need to maintain a healthy happy immune system. Like all viruses, the latest strain we now call SARS-CoV-2 spreads by RNA replication and the race is on to find something to inhibit it. Coronaviruses involve proteases that are situated on their characteristic spikes. In this case, the protease called Mpro is one of the main targets to address with an effective protease inhibitor.
We are constantly reminded by the WHO that: “While some western, traditional or home remedies may provide comfort and alleviate symptoms of COVID-19, there is no evidence that current medicine can prevent or cure the disease. WHO does not recommend self-medication with any medicines, including antibiotics, as a prevention or cure for COVID-19. However, there are several ongoing clinical trials that include both western and traditional medicines.” They say that “Doctors are discouraging use of drugs recommended by practitioners of alternative medicine because a drug has to be developed keeping in mind its safety and efficacy.”
https://www.medicalacademic.co.za/integrative-medicine/natural-remedies-for-covid-19/ Natural remedies for COVID-19? By Sue Visser
https://indianexpress.com/article/explained/can-alternative-medicine-work-against-the-coronavirus-6335098/ Explained: Can alternative medicine work against the coronavirus?
Covid research update: linoleic acid deactivates spike proteins.
Why would I want to drink pine needle tea? Yuk! (More evidence to support the budwig protocol, by Sue Visser June 2021.)
“The Bristol researchers showed that linoleic acid binds to the coronavirus’s spike protein and locks the spike in a state that would prevent binding to human cell receptors called ACE2.” Omega 3 from fish oil or flaxseeds are linoleic acids that are essential for maintaining cell membranes and anti-inflammatory prostaglandins or messengers called PEG 1 and PEG 3. Our diets are usually too high in omega 6 linoleic acid and saturated fat or trans-fats that stimulate the pro-inflammatory prostaglandin called PEG.
In September 2020 linoleic acid was discovered by Max Plank researchers in a customized pocket within the spike protein. These polyunsaturated fatty acids affect inflammation and immune modulation, which are key elements of the COVID-19 infection. The researchers also explained that in other illnesses, interfering with the metabolic pathways of linoleic acid can induce systemic inflammation, pneumonia, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).
All these health problems are seen in patients with COVID-19 due to a lack of anti-inflammatory LA, I would presume. “The study findings provide the first direct link between LA, the health consequences, and the virus itself.” This implies that we need to stock up on more anti-inflammatory oils and hence the justification for embracing the time-honoured Budwig protocol – to zap spike proteins from coronaviruses, vaccines or even vaccinated people!
Scientists Find An Avenue To Attack The Coronavirus, Aided By Cloud Imaging by Aaron Ricadela Sept 2020
Linoleic acid binds SARS-CoV-2 spike protein By Angela Betsaida B. Laguipo, BSNSep 24 2020
June 2020 preparation for the peak
By Sue Visser Health Researcher www.naturefresh.co.za
Introduction to the South African Covid scene:
In South Africa the Covid-19 pandemic is all about masks, social distancing and sanitizing your hands. I know what you are thinking – what about fortifying the immune system? The average person has wallowed in a state of lockdown laziness, with minimal exercise and a steady supply of unhealthy takeaways. The middle to upper classes make do with cell phones, computers, Cokes and sweets for company. There is little concern for antioxidants, zinc, Vitamin C and D or at best, a course of chloroquine and some herbal tea. They complain about conflicting lockdown regulations, weight gain, the price and quality of black market cigarettes and no alcohol. Herbal tinctures and cough mixtures are no substitute for a sundowner. (We noticed that the demand for our Parasite Remedy tincture exceeded the capsules during Level 4 of the enigmatic lockdown.)
From day 1, a number of people have died at the mercy of ventilators while the rest of the world anxiously awaits vaccines and drugs. My neighbour works as a nurse in the intensive care unit at Groote Schuur hospital. I’m still waiting to hear if any of the patients have survived the ventilation and gone home instead of to the morgue. There is also no guarantee that the latest vaccine will provide 100% protection to the locked down world at such short notice. A variety of novel and familiar pathogens are closing in for the winter kill. The news (the fear channel) is mum about natural alternatives and immune boosters.
In the crowded hotspots they shout “fight the virus” and don their filthy damp cotton masks, to rebreathe more germs. But a mask is a mask albeit a recycled pair of nickers or a sock. Children in squatter camps sell illegal cigarettes to earn a bit of money. Their parents travel to the city in crowded taxis and stand in long queues outside shops for most of the day. They cluster together in poorly ventilated houses, waiting to be fed by well-meaning citizens who try to stave off the national hunger epidemic. Nobody has a clue about natural resources like eucalyptus or iodine that can zap viruses for a few cents. Taking comfort in sugar does more damage to their already compromised immune systems. From the Minister of Health – not even a dose of vitamin C or heaven forbid, Artemisia or olive leaves to improve their chances against the deadly virus. Glutathione did you say? “Naaaay, we sniff glue to forget.”
Glutathione is our primary antioxidant and will ward off a respiratory crisis in the first place, providing we have adequate supplies of it. Nutrients involved in the conversion of homocysteine into glutathione include folate, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, riboflavin, and choline. Vitamin C plays a vital role in maintaining glutathione levels so supplements are needed. Selenium is a cofactor for the production of glutathione. Fish, organ meats, and Brazil nuts are all selenium-rich foods that may help increase your levels naturally. Take food sources or supplements of: glutamine (all proteins), glycine and cysteine (whey protein) Oral Glutathione supplements that include the bioavailable precursors such as N Acetylcysteine can effectively increase Glutathione production. For the emergency treatment of virus infected patients, some forms can be inhaled into the lungs or used trans-dermally or intravenously, but the treatment is very costly.
Meanwhile in the townships and makeshift shacks, most of the lockdown victims are anxiously awaiting their over-publicised saviours – the vaccines, the rows of invitingly empty hospital beds, the ventilators and silver bullets that have been stockpiled around the country. In the light of this sad state of affairs we need to stand up and deliver the solutions that Natural and Integrative medicine have to offer to outwit both the virus and the bullshit. With a track record of a few thousand years our herbal kingdom has taken care of our ailments, especially respiratory ones. So who needs to make a new remedy? Traditionally tried and trusted herbs (green science) can provide safer and in most cases, more effective alternatives to experimental or redundant drugs to treat the Corona pandemic.
How do we defend ourselves from these CORONA-based infections? How do we treat them without drugs?
Very few of the existing “repurposed” drugs have achieved any measure of success in curing this Corona virus and its nefarious cousins let alone TB, pneumonia and the other ever-mutating super bugs. The oncoming winter wipe-out in South Africa is expected to reach a peak by September this year. As a health researcher and observer of conventional as well as traditional modalities I see a play-off between silver versus green bullets in the offing. For those who place their trust in vaccines and new drugs that roll out prior to thorough testing, the outcome is experimental at best. Are people really expected to hang in there without any support until a vaccine or new patent medicines arrive?
We need practical ways to fight the symptoms of a virus – the fever, sore throat and a dry cough. For doctors who have to treat patients who have a penchant for kitchen remedies and herbal teas, the safest way is to forestall the danger of duplicating their current medications. (e.g. Olive leaf lowers blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar. Fresh ginger also kills viruses, but it competes with Warfarin.) Should one adjust a prescription accordingly or forbid the use of anything besides a regular medication? Our Ministry of health insists on scientific evidence and has waved herbal remedies such as Artemisia aside. They foster the scrutiny of random, isolated chemicals from a huge data base that includes herbs but most of them only look good on paper. By now most of us know that isolates require a synergy in order to be effective. So a tea, decoction, tincture, capsule or pill made from the actual herb provides all the complimentary factors as a safer and more reliable remedy. Antibiotics dished out for “just in case complications” do more harm than good, especially to an already compromised immune system. If there are no medications that can kill viruses as effectively as elenoic acid then your patient may be right about Olive leaves.
Herbal remedies to consider for protection, symptomatic relief or treatment for COVID’s
By Sue Visser Health Researcher www.naturefresh.co.za
Over 60% of our local population prefer to take traditional medicines. What do doctors of integrative medicine have to offer them? Tried and tested herbal remedies like Artemisia Annua offer some light at the end of the tunnel. Even prior to Madagascar’s bold march forward with COVID organics – a time honoured cure for malaria; we saw how well it worked in China. It was used during the initial Wuhan protocols based on TCM (traditional Chinese medicine). Their interactive approach albeit unwieldy, took into consideration the treatment of the causative factors and also offered symptomatic relief to their patients. The most successful remedies included liquorice, ginger, Artemisia and other blends of herbs to suit what they called wet coughs, dampness, heat, dryness and so on.
Traditional herbs have served the world for countless generations. Artemisia Afra is being used successfully in Madagascar and other African countries to cure Covid-19 patients and the tea is dished out daily to long queues of people, as is the habit for the treatment of malaria. It works despite the derision of scientists, the WHO and politicians alike. Traditional herbal remedies have additional health benefits and adverse effects are rare. The COVID series is also responding to the discarded anti-malarial drugs such as chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine and arteminisin to name a few. Quinine salts are not a safe all-round remedy, especially for heart patients with irregular heart rates and arteminisin is an isolate (often a synthetic analogue) that can cause oxidative stress if unaccompanied by protective antioxidants and the other supportive components like polyphenols and alkaloids that are present in the leaves.
The scientific obsession with isolates is questionable as we learn from history about the failure of artemisinin to treat drug resistant malaria as opposed to using the Artemisia Annua or the Artemisia Afra leaf tea. Ironically, Artemisia Afra does not even contain artemisinin! Using the whole leaf provides anti-malarial chemicals such as chlorquinone that are also present in the leaf. Oleuropin, another component converts to elenoic acid and plays an important protective role against reactive oxygen species-induced oxidative injury in RBCs – one of the COVID hazards that doctors have observed. The key to the success of Olive leaf and Artemisia is thus due to their anti-malarial properties that according to new studies, are equally effective against the ever-mutating coronaviruses that drive this global 2020 pandemic.
Three new Artemisia-based products: tincture, tea and Artemisia Complex capsules
Here is the technical lowdown, should one require scientific evidence that Artemisia and Olive leaf can destroy the COVID virus. Firstly, arteminisin and oleouropin isolates inhibit Heme Polymerization, a pathway that is unique to the malaria parasite (and Covid-19 related infections) as effectively as chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine. This requirement for anti-malarial as well as anti-covid remedies needs to be met according the latest studies (virtual drug screening, molecular docking and supervised machine learning algorithms to identify novel drug candidates against COVID-19). So too, their docking scores in the ACE-inhibitor receptor molecular crystalline studies prove that these natural substances have similar and often superior bonding energies to the chloroquine’s.
Plants have combined defences against viruses (colds and flu and modified coronaviruses), bacteria (pneumonia and tuberculosis), protozoans (malaria) and other pathogens. Using them offers superior protection – as opposed to single-target drugs with unavoidable side effects. Phytochemicals (within the context of whole leaf remedies) deserve further recognition as studies have now demonstrated their superior activity against SARS-CoV-2 as well as malaria. They also provide anti-inflammatory, cardio protective (against blood clots) and immuno-regulating effects. Furthermore, nobody was able to detect any acute or chronic toxicity for the consumption of these plants, which have been utilized for thousands of years without any severe side effects other than a die-off or Herxheimer reaction.
Although broad spectrum antiviral drugs can be effective against novel coronaviruses and their constant mutations, their side effects may do more harm than good. They do not help to control inflammation or blood clotting, let alone cytokine storms. The inappropriate use of antibiotics or antivirals can destroy natural colonies of viruses, especially inside the lungs – the strains that control pathogenic respiratory bacteria that cause pneumonia and tuberculosis. As we know, antibiotics (including Zithromax) used against viruses are not effective and they wipe out the gut flora that form a major component of the immune system. Surely we need to strengthen – not weaken it?
https://www.who.int/bulletin/online_first/20-255943.pdf Identification of novel compounds against three targets of SARS CoV-2 coronavirus by combined virtual screening and supervised machine learning
CPD articles by Sue Visser https://www.medicalacademic.co.za/integrative-medicine/can-herbal-treatments-for-malaria-work/
Watch my movie clips from ETV from 2007 about Artemisia and malaria: https://naturefresh.co.za/media/video/
Full documentation on 3 herbal ingredients that work against Coronavirus, malaria and other pathogens
1 Artemisia Annua
Initial studies in China showed the alcoholic extract of sweet wormwood (Artemisia annua) was the second most potent herbal medicine used on the 2005 Sars-CoV. Aqueous infusions of A. annua significantly decreased levels of inflammatory cytokines including interleukin (IL)-6 and IL-8 in human intestinal cells in vitro. Rosmarinic and chlorogenic acids in the herb seemed primarily responsible for this effect. (Nature Fresh Parasite Remedy contains 25% in an alcoholic tincture and has been used for over 2 decades to treat malaria, schistosomiasis and HIV/Aids but only as evidence based from patients without clinical trials.)
Artemisia annua extracts show very little toxicity and artemisinin-based drugs are widely used to treat malaria even in newborns. Evaluation of the plant extract was non-toxic with LD50 values no greater than 5000mg/kg.9” Artemisia (Wilde Als / Umhlonyane) Chinese Wormwood, Ging Hoa is a traditional African remedy for fever and colds and flu. It is also used to clear inflammatory and infectious conditions, referred to as ‘Internal Heat’ in TCM. This is why most of the herbs in this category will have both antibacterial and antiviral properties. It was first used in traditional Chinese medicine 1000 years ago. Tu Youyou received a Nobel Prize in Medicine in 2015 for her work and achievement in fighting malaria in Africa, Latin America and Asia with Artemisia. Artemisinin in Artemisia annua tea absorbs faster than pure artemisinin alone.
From other sources: “Olive leaf combines well with Artemisia Arfa. Traditionally people take Artemisia Annua for cough, stomach and intestinal upset, the common cold, measles, diabetes, yellowed skin (jaundice), anxiety, irregular heartbeat, and muscle weakness. It is also used for parasitic infections such as roundworms, pinworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and flukes.”
“These proof-of-concept trials suggest that a sustainable supply of locally grown Artemisia Annua could be maintained in Africa as a way to deliver life-saving medicine, and that pharmaceutical companies and synthetic, isolated artemisinin’s are not necessary for the treatment of malaria.”
https://herbalmateriamedica.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/artemisia-annua/ Artemisia Monograph
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074552102001175 Artemisia Heme-Artemisinin Adducts Are Crucial Mediators of the Ability of Artemisinin
https://www.mpg.de/14663263/artemisia-annua-corona-virus Artemisia annua to be tested against coronavirus. Artemisia annua extracts show very little toxicity
YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5oCCZdenOHo by Manfred Taege Artemisia annua – Malaria, Cancer and a Nobel Prize A tea made from the leaves, containing, apart from Artemisinin nine other anti-malarial substances can help to fight malaria in regions where people have no access to medical care or are too poor to buy the expensive pharmaceutical products – which particularly in Africa are often either fake or of substandard quality.
YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvC4uSYprU8 The malaria business: Big pharma vs natural medicine, WHO banned Artemisia in France and Belgium. Studies by Prof Pamela Weathers and Congolese doctors prove it is not Artemisinin exclusively.
You tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4uCNurvdJVM Full instructions on how to grow and take Artemisia by Martin Hurt of Anamed.
YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52-tw-G8Yag the story of ANAMED Presenters : Dr. Hans-Martin Hirt and Richard Tsimba Kandu Dr. Hans-Martin Hirt is pharmacist and the founder of an international NGO called “anamed” or “action for natural medicine in the tropics”. Their main area of research is to have an exchange of knowledge with local people how to produce medicine themselves out of medicinal plants…by this, far money may be left to fight hunger in the family!
2 Black Cumin (Nigella Sativa / Kalonjie)
This is a traditional remedy for treating what Islamic people refer to as: “every ailment except your inevitable death”. This time honoured and much studied remedy can help any of our ailments, either as a stand-alone remedy or to support the effects of other medications. It is also an anti-malarial remedy, (similar to chlorquinone) due to the presence of thymoquinone. It has been used successfully by theTaibah University anti-COVID-19 treatment as a novel evidence-based approach (using natural products) for treating COVID-19 patients. The 5ml (2g) dose of Nigella sativa seeds mixed with honey and chamomile helped infected patients, even on ventilators to recover within 7 days. It was confirmed that: “Nigella sativa enhances immunity, exerts tissue protective effects and effectively treats co-morbidities.
High levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and lymphopenia or a lack of macrophages are common to patients who are severely affected by coronaviruses, yet Nigella Sativa (Kalonjie) can provide both lympho protective activity and immune modulation. According to Doctor Saki Moidin,” Future clinical trials will unravel how exactly we can use Nigell Sativa (thymoquinone) for treating the current COVID-19 pandemic state.” Our endocannabinoids (CBD’s that are also present in Black Cumin) and their receptors influence the immune system, viral pathogenesis, and viral replication.
Black Cumin’s immune-suppressing (in states of inflammation) or immune-boosting (in states of infection) ability plays a key role in protecting us from pathogens as well as cytokine storms. It is a versatile supplement and helps to maintain the major aspects of our health. Benefits include immunomodulation, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, anticancer, hypoglycaemic, antihypertensive and anti-asthmatic. It has a broad antimicrobial spectrum including malaria, Gram-negative, Gram-positive bacteria, viruses, parasites, Schistosoma (bilharzia) and fungi. Apart from helping to control pain, epilepsy, Parkinsonism and anxiety Black Cumin (kalonjie) improves learning and memory, alertness and is mood elevating.
https://pharmacologyonline.silae.it/files/newsletter/2019/vol2/PhOL_2019_2_NL007_Molla.pdf Pharmacology Online August 2019 A review on antiviral effects of Nigella Sativa.
http://www.sciepub.com/AJPHR/abstract/11658 The Evidence-Based TaibUVID Nutritional Treatment for Minimizing COVID-19 Fatalities and Morbidity and eradicating COVID-19 pandemic: A novel Approach for Better Outcomes (A Treatment Protocol)
https://thescipub.com/PDF/ajptsp.2007.46.50.pdf In Vivo Anti-malarial Tests of Nigella sativa (Black Seed) Different Extracts
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4052177/ Black cumin oil effects on haeme
https://thecognate.com/nigella-sativa-every-disease-has-a-cure-decelerating-the-covid-19-pandemic/ The Cognate Nigella Sativa: Every Disease Has A Cure – Decelerating The COVID-19 Pandemic by B yDr. Shakil Moidin 22 March 2020
https://naturefresh.co.za/32905-2/ How can we benefit from kalonjie Mar 26, 2020 by Sue Visser
https://naturefresh.co.za/ramadan-2020-in-lockdown-april-radio-talk-with-zulaikha-and-sue1/ Ramadan 2020 in Lockdown: April Radio talk with Zulaikha and Sue
https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/kalonji-nigella-seeds 9 Impressive Health Benefits of Kalonji (Nigella Seeds)
https://www.medicalacademic.co.za/post-summary/?post_refered=22174 Natural alternatives to CBD
http://www.phytojournal.com/archives/2015/vol4issue4/PartB/4-3-79.pdf Black Cumin / Nigella Sativa MONOGRAM
3 Olive leaf
Olive leaves contain a natural anti-malarial component called chlorquinone. Olive leaf also inhibits blood clotting and maintains optimal viscosity. A natural built-in benefit as an alternative to blood-thinning medications. This can help to protect high-risk patients against the formation of tiny clots that occur as a complication of the coronovirus infections. Olive leaf has been used successfully for diabetic and cardiovascular patients as an alternative to medications that lower blood pressure, thin the blood and lower blood sugar. Although it was first believed that ACE inhibitors may be harmful to coronavirus patients the verdict is that these drugs are of more benefit to help the heart and lungs of an infected patient.
Extracts from olive leaves have been shown to treat infection caused by a large number of viruses as well as bacteria, parasitic protozoans, and fungi. A phytochemical in olive leaf, call oleuropein, is able to stop viruses in their tracks. Oleuropein neutralizes the enzymes that are important for the virus to replicate itself and spread. Oleuropein also has the ability to interfere with the critical amino acid production that is essential for viruses. Another component from the whole leaf is elenolic acid that inactivates viruses and bacteria without damaging the host cells by:
- Interference with specific amino acid production processes vital to the life cycle of the virus
- Interference with viral infection and/or spread by inactivating the virus or by prohibiting shedding, budding or assembly at the cell membrane
- Immune activation of host defence through direct stimulation of phagocytosis
- Neutralization of the production of reverse transcriptase and protease (relates to retroviral ability to alter the host cell RNA)
- Penetration of infected host cells while achieving an irreversible inhibition of viral replication.
- The antiviral activity of elenolic acid was shown to be greatest in an alkaline environment (pH 7.5), which is very close to the normal human pH range of 7.35-7.45.
http://www.altmedrev.com/archive/publications/14/1/62.pdf Olive leaf MONOGRAM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8279931/Common-blood-pressure-pills-NOT-make-coronavirus-worse-three-studies-find.html Common blood pressure pills DO NOT make coronavirus worse
YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WedVlJCB6tE did you know that olive leaves also have some wonderful health benefits? By Ryan Taylor – how to use olive leaves medicinally
Vitamin D RDA = 4000 iu
Vitamin D is a modulator of adaptive immunity. Like Nigella Sativa, it reduces the expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines and increases the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines. Supplements can reduce the risk of influenza and COVID-19 incidence and death but mostly we need to expose ourselves to 30 minutes of direct sunlight. Some studies show that supplementing with vitamin D may improve immune response. In fact, recent research suggests that taking this vitamin may protect against respiratory tract infections.
Selenium RDA 50 – 300 mcg
A selenium deficiency can weaken the immune response to viruses and increase the virulence of certain viruses, including coronaviruses. In the influenza virus, a lack of selenium can lead to mutations that increase its pathogenicity. The same applies to the SARS virus, which is related to SARS-CoV-2. The influenza virus itself can increase oxidative stress in the host. In combination with increased oxidative stress due to a selenium deficiency-related low activity of the selenium protein glutathione peroxidase-1, this can lead to direct oxidative damage to viral RNA. In the case of selenium deficiency, these mutations can turn a relatively harmless influenza A virus into a much more aggressive influenza A virus. Kate Bennett, a medical statistician at the University of Surrey, said; “There is a significant link between selenium status and COVID-19 cure rate,”
https://int.search.myway.com/search/GGmain.jhtml?p2=%5ECAM%5Exdm249%5ETTAB03%5EZA&ptb=EFD16FB3-D0C3-4BDC-95B6-0F84C67463D4&n=784a1ca1&ln=en&si=58449441480&tpr=hpsb&trs=wtt&brwsid=50AC8C18-3CE4-49A6-BA8A-07631F0C84E7&searchfor=selenium+for+corona&st=tab Selenium deficiency and coronaviruses – biosyn Pharma
https://www.ugent.be/bw/en/news-events/news/selenium-deficiency-corona-virus.htm Do people with selenium deficiency get sicker from the corona virus?
Zinc adult RDA = 20 -40mg
Zinc is needed for immune cell development and communication and plays an important role in inflammatory response. Taking zinc long term is typically safe for healthy adults, as long as the daily dose is under the set upper limit of 40 mg of elemental zinc. A laboratory study in 2010 showed that zinc inhibited the activity and replication of another coronavirus, SARS-CoV which caused an outbreak in 2002. Zinc inhibits the binding of the cold virus to cells within the nasal mucosa and helps to suppress inflammation.
https://www.drugs.com/medical-answers/zinc-protect-you-covid-19-boost-immune-system-3535446/ Does Zinc protect you from Covid-19 or boost immune system?
YOU TUBE: Sue updates on Artemisia 2000 – 2020. Clips from ETV series on Nature’s Health
This 6 minute collection of material from the series made over 13 years ago shows how timeless herbal remedies are. They still work, despite drugs and chemical isolates that come and go because of pathogens that develop a resistance to them. No wonder Artemisia also works for novel infections like Covid. So do olive leaves because they are complete medicines!
Extra resources and links – ongoing Covid news updates:
How a virus attacks you and causes sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, muscle aches and a fever (a beneficial one)
“Because a virus is merely a set of genetic instructions surrounded by a protein coat and because it does not carry out any biochemical reactions of its own, viruses can live for years or longer outside a host cell. Some viruses can “sleep” inside the genetic instructions of the host cells for years before reproducing. For example, a person infected with HIV can live without showing symptoms of AIDS for years, but he or she can still spread the virus to others.
Coming down with the flu or a cold is a good demonstration of how a virus works:
An infected person sneezes near you. You inhale the virus particle, and it attaches to cells lining the sinuses in your nose. The virus attacks the cells lining the sinuses and rapidly reproduces new viruses. The host cells break, and new viruses spread into your bloodstream and also into your lungs. Because you have lost cells lining your sinuses, fluid can flow into your nasal passages and give you a runny nose. Viruses in the fluid that drips down your throat attack the cells lining your throat and give you a sore throat. Viruses in your bloodstream can attack muscle cells and cause you to have muscle aches.
Your immune system responds to the infection and in the process of fighting, it produces chemicals called pyrogens that cause your body temperature to increase. This fever actually helps you to fight the infection by slowing down the rate of viral reproduction, because most of your body’s chemical reactions have an optimal temperature of 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. If your temperature rises slightly above this, the reactions slow down. This immune response continues until the viruses are eliminated from your body. However, if you sneeze, you can spread thousands of new viruses into the environment to await another host.” https://doctorsnutrition.com/the-natural-antiviral-effects-of-lysine-and-olive-leaf-extract/
You tube 21 may 2020 Amazing Polly speaks about Artemisia and Covid organics
Prime Minister of Tanzania John Magufuli points out that Papaya and birds test positive for Corona, proving that the test criteria is faulty. He is importing Covid Organic Artemisia tea from Madagascar’s president Andry Rajoelina to cure Covid patients. Despite criticism from HOA and other Western Medical bodies, there have been no adverse or harmful effects. Only dramatic cures! 105 out of 171 infected patients, for example were cured within 7 days. Dramatic improvement was seen within 24 hours after drinking this herbal decoction of Artemisia. At best, Polly says that 50% of French drugs are said to be useless and definitely harmful. Over 58 of the western style drug-based medications that are used to treat Africans have been declared to be dangerous and without any major healing effects.
Why are Africa’s coronavirus successes being overlooked? The Guardian Afua Hirsch 21/05/2010
One plant in particular – Artemisia annua, or sweet wormwood, which belongs to the daisy family – is drawing particular attention after the president of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, claimed it was a “cure” for Covid-19.
That may sound Trumpian, and the WHO has cautioned that further trials are needed before it can be advocated as a treatment for the disease. But I contacted the respected Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Germany, which is currently conducting clinical trials on a different breed of the same plant, in this case grown in Kentucky.
This specially grown, more potent variety of sweet wormwood is being tested on cells to determine its effectiveness in fighting coronavirus infections and the results so far, the institute’s director, Prof Peter Seeberger, told me, are “very interesting”. Human clinical trials are likely to follow.
More than 20 African countries have already ordered the Madagascan version (containing Artemisia Annua / Afra), a vote of confidence for Rajoelina, who has taken to showing up at meetings and TV appearances with a bottle of a brown herbal drink made from the plant, touting its benefits.
https://www.nowtheendbegins.com/bill-gates-human-implantable-quantum-dot-microneedle-vaccine-delivery-system-needs-luciferase-666/ Bill Gates is building something that we call the Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System, and it needs an enzyme called Luciferase in order to make it work. Bill Gates is building something that we call the Human Implantable Quantum Dot Microneedle Vaccination Delivery System, and it is composed of multiple things. At its center we have the COVID-19 vaccination that he wants to give every human on earth, there will be quantum dot microneedles, a digital identification mark from ID2020, and a human implantable device for buying and selling cryptocurrency with a patent number of #060606. The digital ID will come in the form of something called an Immunity Passport.
YOU TUBE: Sue updates on Artemisia 2000 – 2020. Clips from ETV series on Nature’s Health
This 6 minute collection of material from the series made over 13 years ago shows how timeless herbal remedies are. They still work, despite drugs and chemical isolates that come and go because of pathogens that develop a resistance to them. No wonder Artemisia also works for novel infections like Covid. So do olive leaves because they are complete medicines!
The role of iodine versus cannabis in preventing and treating cancer.
Radio discussion with Sue Visser October 2018
Q: Is it possible to prevent cancer and to relax about this ongoing threat?
Sue: Yes, but you can only relax when you stop causing it on an ongoing basis. You also need to know how to test for cancer.
Q: What are the main causes of cancer?
Sue: The diagnosis and treatment – in many cases! We are all exposed to toxins, radiation, medications, stress and junk food. But some of us thrive and others get cancer.
Q: Can cannabis prevent cancer?
Sue: The cannabis oil can stop the growth of tumours – but smoking cannabis certainly does not!
Q: People are now allowed to smoke cannabis – but will it boost the immune system in any way? What are the dangers of cannabis abuse?
Sue: Many of the drugs used for cancer, high cholesterol and dementia have horrific side effects. But cannabis is not for children (or adults) to mess about with. Side effects include short-term memory problems, severe anxiety, including fear and paranoia, strange behaviour, psychoses, panic, hallucinations, lowered reaction time, increased heart rate and risk of stroke, impaired co-ordination, decline in IQ, impaired thinking and academic ability, addiction leading to opiate abuse, antisocial behaviour and so on. Ref: https://www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/marijuana/short-and-long-term-effects.html
Q: What are the problems with cannabis oil?
Sue: The cost. It is a successful treatment for tumours and many other health conditions but it does not change bad habits, correct nutrient deficiencies or boost the immune system. It is not something the whole family can take every day to prevent cancer!
Q: So what should we rather take to both prevent as well as cure cancer?
Sue: Iodine! It is a lot cheaper, safer and more effective. Most people with cancer have severe iodine deficiencies as well as not enough Vitamin D3, selenium, and other key nutrients.
Q: How much iodine do we need and are there side effects?
Sue: 1 drop of Lugol’s iodine is the average dose these days but you can ask a practitioner of integrative health for more advice, depending on your condition. If very deficient in iodine, you will experience a temporary sore throat while the iodine balances out. Symptoms of an accidental iodine overdose can be abdominal pain, delirium, fever, vomiting, and shortness of breath but not at doses up to 50mg. this amount is used to determine your iodine status and any excess is expelled in the urine.
Q: Remind us how exactly, does iodine control breast cancer?
A: According to research studies:
1 Iodine blocks the uptake of oestrogens that stimulate cell proliferation (16-estrogen)
2 Iodine increases the uptake of the breast-healthy oestrogens (2- oestrogens) to improve the 2/16 ratio
3 Iodine lowers or down-regulates several oestrogen-responsive genes
4 Iodine increases timed cell death or apoptosis in abnormal breast cells
5 Iodine prevents and reduces the build-up of fibrocystic tissue in the breast
6 Iodine facilitates lymph drainage, to prevent lumps in the breasts
7 Iodine Kills germs and microbes that may lodge in breast tissue. Biofilms develop around them and become cysts
8 Iodine is a powerful antioxidant and keeps tissues from being damaged by free radicals
9 Iodine helps us to excrete toxic carcinogens such as fluoride, bromide and chlorine
The Iodine Story – link to Sue’s article on the internet
This link provides the best resource for iodine and cancer:
How to use cannabis oil – including overdose and side effects
Iodine literate practitioners are familiar with all aspects of iodine administration, especially for treating fibrocystic breast disease and breast cancer. Most people are sceptical about iodine and assume it to be dangerous, if not toxic. Bread no longer uses it as a dough improver. Instead, bromide is added and because it competes with iodine and lowers our iodine reserves. So does fluoride as it trickles into our system via treated drinking water and oral hygiene produces. People were brainwashed into thinking this was beneficial and were still wary of iodine. Many of us still assume that iodated salt has made the occurrence of goitres, the most visible evidence of an iodine deficiency (swollen neck) become all but redundant.
According to one of the pioneers of iodine research, Dr David Bowenstein, most of us seem to be lacking in iodine to some extent these days. The iodine loading test is the best way to determine the extent of your iodine deficiency. 50mg of iodine is taken and a subsequent urine analysis measures the excreted amount. This is reassuring in the first place to the “iodophobes” who fear ingesting iodine, because we excrete whatever iodine we do not need. The amount of iodine that is taken up and used from the 50mg dose reveals your level of iodine deficiency. All 60 of the breast cancer patients thus tested had severe iodine deficiencies, ranging from 50% to as much as 80%.
The surprising thing about benign and fibrocystic breast conditions as well as some forms of breast cancer is that most of them seem to improve, if not heal up totally when iodine levels are correctly restored. Patients also noticed improvement in thyroid function, obviously. Studies are now been done on just how iodine can help to prevent cancer in the first place. “You cannot give breast cancer to rats that have sufficient iodine.” Is what Dr Bowenstein has already found out. Chemotherapy is a strange way to treat an iodine deficiency. So before you lose your hair and possibly your breasts there is a lot you need to understand.
According to the Breast Cancer Choices website, iodine effectively kills off cancer cells and outperforms chemo drugs like Fluorouracil! Iodine can also slow down cell division and shrink blood vessel growth to tumours. It reduces oestrogen dominance and desensitizes oestrogen receptors in the breast. We should attend to our iodine status because it plays a role in just about every cell in the body.
Does early detection really prevent breast cancer? We all have lumps from time to time. Most of us die with them, not from them. In many cases, it is the fixation with the lump, the radiation and the needle biopsies that do more harm than good. There are non-invasive ways of scanning for lumps, but it is only the urine test that truly indicates cell division that is abnormal. What tests? The 2/16 and the HCG (pregnancy test)
Iodine is the Key to Controlling Breast Cancer We don’t appreciate the role it plays in preventing cancer, especially breast cancer. Instead, we neglect iodine supplementation and are encouraged by the media to be suspicious of using it. Why?
“Over 100 years ago, application of iodine to the skin was used extensively for iodine supplementation Iodine exhibits good activity against bacteria, molds, yeasts, protozoa, and many viruses; indeed, of all antiseptic preparations suitable for direct use on humans and animals and upon tissues, only iodine is capable of killing all classes of pathogens: gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria, mycobacteria, fungi, yeasts, viruses and protozoa. Most bacteria are killed within 15 to 30 seconds of contact. All of the glands of the body depend on adequate iodine levels to function optimally.”
Animal studies have shown problems with the adrenal glands, the thymus gland, the ovaries, the hypothalamus and pituitary access, as well as the entire endocrine system, when there is an iodine deficient state.” We are looking at one of the most important medicines in the entire world of medicine when we are talking about iodine for we cover enormous physiological territory with its use. Iodine sprayed on the mucous lining of a woman’s vagina will be absorbed and will soften her breasts in a matter of 5 minutes, while at the same time it relieves the tension and irritability within intestines.
Dr. David Brownstein wrote the book: Why You Need It and Why You Can’t Live Without It, “Iodine contains potent anticancer properties. Iodine is effective for treating fibrocystic breasts and ovarian cysts.” In this chapter we are exploring, for the first time, the use of iodine as a principle agent in the treatment of cancer with specific attention paid to breast and skin cancer, which are most easily treated transdermally.
Transdermal treatment for cancer using iodine
Transdermal does not mean just topically, it also includes aerosol (direct application to the lungs) as well as for the upper and lower ends of the GI track, (colonics and oral use for treatment of oral and stomach cancers) as well as in douches for cancers of cervix and uterus.
Transdermal drug delivery is painless and convenient — a big advantage for patients who hate injections or forget to take their pills on time. One of the principle reasons iodine is so effective for skin cancer is that, according to Dr. Simoncini, skins cancers are caused by Candida fungus, which has adapted itself to metabolising the most proteinaceous constituents of the epidermis and that therefore only rarely can it be treated with sodium bicarbonate solutions. Dr. Simoncini perhaps has the most experience with transdermal iodine in cancer treatment but even he did not realize that you can treat internal cancers through raising internal iodine concentrations through oral administration.
Iodine can be used in all cancer treatments as a systemic medicine, not just topically for skin and breast cancer. For the same reasons iodine is effective for skin cancers it would be effective in helping combat cancers of all types. Using the right type of iodine allows us to bring up systemic levels effectively without toxic effect since the body desperately needs the iodine for a broad range of reasons. Fibrocystic breast disease, a benign (non-cancerous) condition is characterized by round lumps that move freely within the breast tissue. These lumps are usually tender to the touch. In contrast, a cancerous growth in the breast is often not tender or freely movable when touched.
Iodine applied via the vagina has been said to soften the breasts in minutes so iodine and magnesium chloride applied together through transdermal means would be the perfect duo in our fight against both breast and skin cancer. With the addition of the sodium bicarbonate treatments of Dr. Simoncini we have what could be considered a trinity in skin and breast cancer treatments. Of course treatment options do not end here and a full protocol is always desired if one wants to go over the top as far as survival rates are concerned. Breast Cancer
There is plenty of evidence that women would have a lower incidence of cancer and fibrocystic disease of the breast if they consumed more iodine and other minerals like magnesium, selenium and zinc plus adequate vitamin D
Dr. Blaylock: “A decrease in iodine intake coupled with an increased consumption of competing halogens, fluoride and bromide, has created an epidemic of iodine deficiency in America and this seems to be in part responsible for skyrocketing rates of breast cancer. It makes total sense that iodine, one of the nutrients that when deficient leads to breast cancer, would also help to cure it. woman’s breasts are one of her most sensitive areas when it comes to cancers caused by radiation exposure. Modern medicine terrorizes women in a typical male oriented way using testing and treatments that cause cancer to treat breast cancer. Doctors have as little compunction in removing breasts as they do doing C sections or injecting women’s babies with vaccines containing toxic poisons like mercury.”
Dr. Blaylock continues saying that, “by the age of 50, a full 45% of women will have cancer cells in their breasts. This doesn’t mean that all these women will develop breast cancer, because in most women these cancer cells remain dormant. What it does mean is that, if you are one of these 45% of women, you are at high risk of spurring these cancer cells to full activity.” For women concerned about the prevention of breast cancer the same natural allopathic treatments used to treat cancer will prevent it. The clash in medical paradigms is intensely focused on this point. You cannot use surgery, radiation, or chemotherapy to prevent breast cancer because all of these cause cancer. On the other hand magnesium, iodine, selenium and ALA can be used to insure vibrant mammary health The IMVA treatment for breast cancer combines transdermal magnesium treatments with transdermal iodine treatments to the breasts.
Here is a lovely way to get the treatment in a hot bath! I wrote this for Info Barrel. (Sue Visser)
How much iodine?
From an article on Mercola.com:
” Use of 12.5 milligrams of Lugol’s will not kill healthy flora either. Amounts used in excess of 50 milligrams probably will.”
Read our disclaimer before attempting any treatment prescribed here.
More ways to get WATERWISE with Nature Fresh
Nature Fresh products are grey water friendly and we wish to encourage everybody involved in the CT water crisis to make use of our extra-efficient water saving techniques.
1 Recycle with eco-products: You can use Nature Fresh cleansers and body washes for showering, mini-washing in a bucket or taking a bath. Being pH balanced, they help to control odour, so there is less urgency to wash or change clothes so frequently.
Water can be reused for flushing toilets yet is safe enough for watering your pot plants and survivors in the garden. Look out for other eco – products that may also be suitable. Placing a deeper basin underneath a pot plant or tub of vegetables reduces the need for water. Waste water from our toothpaste and mouthwash is equally suitable for grey water systems.
2 Save water and freshen up the toilet: add a little Nature Fresh Body Wash to the toilet bowl. It will foam up and freshen, every time a litre of water is tipped in after urinating. Keep a water bucket next to the toilet for doing this. Also wash your hands in it. Ladies can save even more water by disposing of their toilet paper in a sealable bin.
An old plastic milk bottle for instance, can be thrown away when full and prevents any smell. If too much toilet paper accumulates after a number of mellow yellow sessions the toilet (or the sewer) may get blocked up, so please use this technique. Then, whoever does a ‘solid number’ can do a full farewell flush. Afterwards, add more liquid soap for another run.
“Easy-peezy rule: leave the liquids and flush the solids.”
Toilet alternatives: the brick trick can damage the delicate mechanism within most of our modern toilets. Some toilets have a duel flush system that helps to prevent excessive flushing and they use only 6 – 9 litres for small flushes. Older toilets release over 13 litres so using it four times consumes over 50 litres (our daily allowance) of water! Placing 2 bricks or plastic bottles filled with water inside the cistern will reduce the flush volume by 2 – 4 litres. Alternatively, people still relieve themselves au natural, in the garden, behind a bush or along the road, I notice! (My desk has a view of the road.)
3 Using bath water again and again: The smallest person goes first and uses the least water. More hot water can be added by the next person. Using Nature Fresh body washes or intimate cleansers enables the water to be used afterwards for plants or for washing clothes and then flushing toilets. The pH balanced products ensure personal freshness and so help to extend the time between changing clothes and taking baths, showers or mini-splash downs.
For waterless cleansing the Nature Fresh Personal Lubricant Gels can be used with tissues or cotton wool for hands or personal cleansing / intimate swabbing. Use a spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of essential oil to wash hands and freshen up your face on a hot day. Personal wipes and baby wipes are very popular – but don’t flush them down the toilet.
4 Shower power: A large basin will catch all the water and it can be recycled or kept as is for sitz baths or sponging. It is best if one person showers directly after another, so that the water stays hot, avoiding the heating up time. A quick shower need only use 5 litres of water, especially if you first wash in the basin you are standing in. Afterwards, use the water to wash clothes, the car, clean the bathroom and floors or flush the toilet.
5 The washing machine: one wash load can consume between 70 – 110 litres of water. All this water can be collected into buckets. The first batch released is very soapy and can be used for house cleaning, removal of driveway stains and so on. The rinsing water can be shared between the garden, washing the car or flushing toilets.
The City council recommends 1 wash load a week, but this seems to be ignored by many households. Please try to wear outer garments more than once and wash out small stained areas by hand. Also hand wash clothes in the used bath or shower water. If you have access to well point water, rinse your clothes in it before using it in the garden or flushing the perfectly clean water down the toilets.
6 The Kitchen water: waste water from the sink or dishwasher is called black water and can only be used in the garden. It contains fat, grease and food morsels – but thirsty plants love it. Please collect the water from your dishwasher outlet. The pipe can be secured to a 25 litre bucket – the average amount used. Make sure the load is as large as possible, skipping a few days in between and use the economy setting.
Place a plastic dish below the taps, in the sink to collect any water used for food preparation and cleaning up. Our allowance is 1 litre per person per day, including what we ingest! Being as frugal as I can, I tip 5 litres onto my plants, so that is wishful thinking. Use more eco-friendly enzyme cleaners or make your own to wipe kitchen surfaces, eliminate pet odours and other accidents.
7 For waterless cleansing: the Nature Fresh Personal Lubricant Gels can be used with tissues or cotton wool for hands or personal cleansing / intimate swabbing. Use a spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of essential oil to wash hands and freshen up your face on a hot day. Personal wipes and baby wipes are very popular – but don’t flush them down the toilet.
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These articles can serve as a data base for people who are concerned about environment, health and saving water. Please share this information and spread the word that everybody can make a difference. If we all try to add even more water saving techniques to our daily routine we can defeat day zero! We can also benefit from these habits so as not to be taken by surprise should disaster strike.
Drinking water: Being prepared is the best option. People are already panicking about hoarding water, finding cans or buckets and filling Jojo tanks. Shops are running out of bottled water and queues at the mountain springs are getting longer. Tap and spring water should be boiled, we are told. Bacterial and microbial infections that cause stomach bugs are resistant to chlorine and spring water is easily contaminated by faces.
Reverse osmosis filtration systems are the best option, especially if you have access to borehole or well point water because they remove iron and other impurities. At worst, we will each only be allowed collect 25 litres of not too potable water from various distribution points. Too bad about the toilets, showers and washing machines! Prevention is better than cure and more people still need to wake up or we will not reach our goal. It’s up to us.
Regards, Jim and Sue Visser