The Bible

January 8, 2018

PROBLEM: The Bible. It’s anti-women, anti-gay, pro killing, and some religious people use it to promote hate and discrimination. Also many people who believe in the bible have never actually read it all. 

Quote from someone online:

Any “person reading through the bible cannot ignore the blatant misogyny and barbarity towards women. The eminent ‘men of God” who wrote the bible were the product of patriarchal, tribal, violent, intolerant, monotheistic society. They reflect the ignorance and brutality of that society and at the dawn of a new millennium, fundamentalists insist that we should all abide by biblical law. It is no accident that from the very beginning the bible cements women’s inferior status.”

Quotes from the bible that show the problems with it…


“I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.” (1 Timothy 2:12)

“Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:22)

“But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.” (I Corinthians 11:3)

“For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.” (I Corinthians 11:8-9)

“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church.” (I Corinthians 14:34-35)

“Let the women learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression.” (I Timothy 2:11-14)

“thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.” (Genesis 3:16)

“A shameless woman shall be counted as a dog; but she that is shamefaced will fear the Lord.” (Eccles.26:25)

“Give me any plague, but the plague of the heart: and any wickedness, but the wickedness of a woman.” (Eccles. 25:13)

“Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.” (Hosea 13:16) (Here we have the grotesque description of infants dashed to pieces and pregnant women ripped up.)

“If a man happens to meet a virgin who is not pledged to be married and rapes her and they are discovered, 29 he shall pay her father fifty shekels of silver. He must marry the young woman, for he has violated her. He can never divorce her as long as he lives.” (Deuteronomy 22:28-29) (Raping a person is absolutely unacceptable and the fact that they’re implying that the rapist’s actions lead to the ownership of the victim is even more unacceptable.)

“But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you.” (Deuteronomy 22: 20-21) (Non-virgins are to be stoned with rocks)

“But if she bear a maid child, then she shall be unclean two weeks, as in her separation: and she shall continue in the blood of her purifying threescore and six days.” (Leviticus 12:5) (Giving birth to a daughter makes a woman unclean for 66 days apparently).

“But every woman that prayeth or prophesieth with her head uncovered dishonoureth her head…” 1 Corinthians 11:5 (Women must cover their hair during prayer)

“When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.” (Deuteronomy 25:11-12) (If a faithful wife decided to defend her husband by grabbing the other guy by his junk, then you need to cut her hand off.) 

“But if the thing is true, and evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death with stones” (Deuteronomy 22: 20-21) (Women who have pre-marital sex should be stoned to death)


“A woman shall not wear anything that pertains to a man, nor shall a man put on a woman’s garment, for all who do so are an abomination to the Lord your God.” (Deuteronomy 22:5)


In this verse, Samuel, one of the early leaders of Israel, orders genocide against a neighbouring people: “This is what the Lord Almighty says… ‘Now go and strike Amalek and devote to destruction all that they have. Do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, child and infant, ox and sheep, camel and donkey.’” (1 Samuel 15:3) 

“Do not allow a sorceress to live.” (Exodus 22:18)
(Many women were considered witches. It justified the burning of women in Europe judged as witches. During the years 1550-1700 in Europe, 80,000 people were tried for witchcraft and half of them were executed, often burned alive by Christians. In early America, influenced by church pamphlets, fear of the devil and the religious atmosphere, the Salem witch trials in 1692-1693 resulted in in the executions of twenty people, fourteen of them women, and all but one by hanging. Five others including two infant children died in prison.)

“Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.” (Revelation 2:22-23) (For an act of adultery, Jesus would kill innocent children for the adultery of others)

“If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”(Leviticus 26:27-30) (If you disobey God, you will eat your children.) 

“For every one that curseth his father or his mother shall be surely put to death: he hath cursed his father or his mother; his blood shall be upon him.” (Leviticus 20:9)(How is this even remotely justified? I don’t care if a kid cursed his parents with the worst curses ever uttered, does he deserve to get stoned to death for it?)

“But if the thing is true, and evidences of virginity are not found for the young woman, then they shall bring out the young woman to the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her to death” (Deuteronomy 22: 20-21)

“Happy the one who takes and dashes Your little ones against the rock!” (Psalm 137:9) (How is smashing babies against rocks to death a good thing?)

God himself will kill tens of thousands if it pleases him: 1st Samuel 6:19 in the King James Version: “And he smote the men of Beth-shemesh, because they had looked into the ark of the LORD, even he smote of the people fifty thousand and threescore and ten men (50,070)”.  (Kill 50,000 men for looking at something?)

If you offend God he will kill you: “And Er, Judah’s firstborn, was wicked in the sight of the LORD; and the LORD slew him. And Judah said unto Onan, Go in unto thy brother’s wife, and marry her, and raise up seed to thy brother. And Onan knew that the seed should not be his; and it came to pass, when he went in unto his brother’s wife, that he spilled it on the ground, lest that he should give seed to his brother. And the thing which he did displeased the LORD: wherefore he slew him also.” (Genesis 38:7-10)

God smites women, children and often animals with equal gusto, he seems to equal evil and wrong doing by association, rather than by being guilty of the personal, individual act: “Behold with a great plague will the LORD smite thy people and thy children, and thy wives, and all thy goods: And thou shalt have great sickness by disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.” (II  Chronicles 21:14-15)

“And in those days the tribe of the Danites was seeking a place of their own where they might settle, because they had not yet come into an inheritance among the tribes of Israel. . . . Then they said to [the priest], ‘Please inquire of God to learn whether our journey will be successful.’ The priest answered them, ‘Go in peace. Your journey has the Lord’s approval.’ . . . Then they took what Micah had made, and his priest, and went on to Laish, against a people at peace and secure. They attacked them with the sword and burned down their city. . . . The Danites rebuilt the city and settled there.” (Judges 18:1–28. New international version) (God approves the massacre of a peaceful people so one tribe could have a place to live.)

“See, the day of the Lord is coming — a cruel day, with wrath and fierce anger. . . . I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty. . . . Their infants will be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses will be looted and their wives violated.” (Isaiah 13:9–16. New international version) (Babies are slaughtered and wives raped.) 


“Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whosoever marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth adultery.” (Luke 16:18) (If you remarry yourself or marry someone who was married before, you committed adultery).

“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” (Matthew 5:28) (If you looked at a woman in lust then you committed adultery).

(Adultery is a sin)


“He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord.”(Deuteronomy 23:1)(God hates people with testicular cancer, apparently. Or anyone who has his penis cut off or balls crushed.)

“For any man who has a defect shall not approach: a man blind or lame, who has a marred face or any limb too long, a man who has a broken foot or broken hand, or is a hunchback or a dwarf, or a man who has a defect in his eye, or eczema or scab, or is a eunuch.” (Leviticus 21: 18-19) (To approach God, you apparently had to be a perfect male specimen and with a working penis.)


“You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.” (Leviticus 18:22)

“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” (Leviticus 20:13) 


“And as for your male and female slaves whom you may have — from the nations that are around you, from them you may buy male and female slaves. Moreover you may buy the children of the strangers who dwell among you, and their families who are with you, which they beget in your land; and they shall become your property.” (Leviticus 25:44-45)

Sex slavery condoned: “When a man sells his daughter as a slave, she will not be freed at the end of six years as the men are. If she does not please the man who bought her, he may allow her to be bought back again.” (Exodus 21: 7-8)


“And the king said unto her, What aileth thee? And she answered, This woman said unto me, Give thy son, that we may eat him to day, and we will eat my son to morrow. So we boiled my son, and did eat him: and I said unto her on the next day, Give thy son, that we may eat him: and she hath hid her son….” (II Kings 6:28-29)

“If in spite of this you still do not listen to me but continue to be hostile toward me, then in my anger I will be hostile toward you, and I myself will punish you for your sins seven times over. You will eat the flesh of your sons and the flesh of your daughters.”(Leviticus 26:27-30) (If you disobey God, you will eat your children.) 


SOLUTION: Do not believe in what the Bible says or promote it. It’s not all about love. It is full of the opposite. Just because you might have been taught to believe in the bible in the past does not mean you have to believe in it anymore because you now know what’s in it.

Quotes about the Bible:

“The Bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of woman’s emancipation.” –Elizabeth Cady Stanton (organizer of the first women’s rights and women’s suffrage movements in the U.S.)

“When was the Bible written? The Bible was written over a period of 1400 to 1800 years by more than 40 different authors. The Bible is a compilation of 66 separate books, divided into two primary divisions: the Old Testament (containing 39 books) and the New Testament (containing 27 books).”

“Professor John K. Riches, Professor of Divinity and Biblical Criticism at the University of Glasgow, says that “the biblical texts themselves are the result of a creative dialogue between ancient traditions and different communities through the ages”, and “the biblical texts were produced over a period in which the living conditions of the writers – political, cultural, economic, and ecological – varied enormously”.
Timothy H. Lim, a professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Edinburgh, says that the Old Testament is “a collection of authoritative texts of apparently divine origin that went through a human process of writing and editing.” He states that it is not a magical book, nor was it literally written by God and passed to mankind.”  –


Is your depression caused by a nutritional deficiency?

June 29, 2017

PROBLEM: Depression is often treated with anti-depressant medications. But did you know that depression can be caused by a nutritional deficiency? But do most doctors test nutrient levels before prescribing medication? Most likely no.


B-complex vitamins

A simple lack of nutrients is one of the most frequent, but least recognized, causes of depression. The most common deficiency in people with depression is a lack of one of the B vitamins, which are powerful regulators of mood. Of all vitamin deficiencies, insufficient folic acid (folate, vitamin B9) tends to be the most frequently seen. Folic-acid deficiency lowers brain 5-HT (5-hydroxytryptamine; the brain hormone serotonin), and we know that low levels of serotonin are associated with depression.

Another common deficiency seen in depression is of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). As this nutrient is essential for converting tryptophan to serotonin, it’s no surprise that there’s a strong correlation between not enough B6 and depression. Other B-vitamin deficiencies linked to depression include riboflavin (vitamin B2) and thiamine (vitamin B1). In the early stages of thiamine deficiency, normally healthy people become depressed, irritable and fearful. It’s also commonly seen in hospitalized mental patients.

Vitamin B12 is yet another B-vitamin deficiency often linked to psychiatric problems. Important for the formation of red blood cells, an inadequate supply can lead to pernicious anemia, characterized by mood swings, paranoia, irritability, confusion, dementia, hallucinations or mania-symptoms that can easily be mistaken for mental illness.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C also appears to have a role in maintaining mood. One of the first symptoms of mild scurvy, the vitamin C-deficiency disease, is depression, along with tiredness and irritability.


Besides vitamins, a number of mineral deficiencies may also bring on depression. Both too much and too little calcium in the blood may be associated with depression.

People with iron-deficiency anemia often feel tired and depressed even after supplementing with iron has cured the anemia. Furthermore, the depression may not be resolved for months. The exact nature of the relationship is as yet unknown, although what we do know is that some areas of the brain have high iron concentrations, leading some experts to speculate that a reduced level of iron in the brain may bring on depression.

Magnesium deficiency often goes hand-in-hand with calcium deficiency, and is frequently seen in depressed patients. Interestingly, the levels of magnesium in cerebrospinal fluid are especially low in patients who are suicidal.

Another potential culprit in depression is low levels of potassium, a particularly common side-effect of diuretics.


Other vitamin deficiencies linked to depression: Vitamin D.


-Test your nutrient levels.
-If deficient, research food sources of the nutrient online. Then eat plant-foods rich in these vitamins and minerals. And take a vitamin B12 supplement. (Also take a vitamin D supplement if your levels are low or if you do not regularly get at least 20 minutes of sun daily with at least 25% of your body uncovered.)
-Still talk with your doctor or therapist. The underlying cause of your depression may not be nutritional but I think you should test your nutrient levels to be sure.

Some sources of B Vitamins:

Some studies show fruit and vegetable consumption may be inversely associated with the risk of depression. (source).
And some foods like blueberries promote positive mood and may be a possible way to prevent depression. (source)

Also, some studies point to depression as a symptom of inflammation in the body:
“Instead of being a discrete disease entity, depression is a symptom, like nausea, tremors, sweating, or a cough. The evidence points to an inflammatory cytokine model of depression, whereby inflammatory intercellular signaling molecules like interleukin-1 (IL-1), IL-6, interferon (IFN) gamma, and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, produced by the innate immune system, penetrate the blood brain barrier and create mood disorders including anxiety, panic attacks, and depression—which are symptomatic of systemic inflammatory processes (Dantzer, 2008).”

“There is an increasing risk of depression as a consequence of an increasing inflammatory load” (source)

What can help inflammation? Rest and getting the right nutrients through diet.
(1) Turmeric may be the most touted and revered herb (spice) for fighting inflammation. It’s active ingredient is curcumin. It seems curcumin is not as bio-available as one would expect. …You can add a little pepper for its piperine content to enhance bio-availability.
(2) Bromelain is a mixture of digestive and proteolytic enzymes from pineapple cores. It’s the proteolytic enzymes that help relieve inflamed tissues. This is true for proteolytic enzymes, but bromelain is the least expensive and most accessible.”
3) Anti-inflammatory foods like blackberries.

Calcium carbonate is dangerous for you

January 13, 2016

PROBLEM: Some products (such as some non-dairy milks) and supplements/vitamins contain “calcium carbonate“. (it’s elemental/inorganic calcium from rock, bone, shells, etc.)

“Growing evidence suggests that Calcium Carbonate, which is chalk or limestone, is not a biologically appropriate form of calcium for human metabolism.  The primary justification for ingesting Calcium Carbonate is to “support bones,” however, Lancet and the British Medical Journal, recently published the results of two extensive clinical trails which concluded that Calcium plus Vitamin D does nothing to prevent bone loss.”

Also, the latest study “involving 24,000 people between the ages of 35 and 64, were even more alarming. Those participants who took a regular calcium supplement increased their risk of having a heart attack by 86% versus those who took no calcium supplements at all.”
(source: “Stoned to death: calcium supplements proven to kill again”)
That article also says that calcium carbonate may end up in places you do not want it to go such as bowels, kidneys (stones), breasts, brain, etc. or create osteoarthritis or hypertension.
” “Brain gravel” is also an increasingly prevalent phenomenon, where autopsied patients have been found to have pebble-size calcium deposits distributed throughout their brains, including the pineal gland (‘the seat of the soul’).”

Inorganic “Calcium carbonate” causes brain lesions. (source: “Taking calcium supplements causes brain lesions”)

almondbreeze.jpg-Stay away from products that contain “Calcium Carbonate”. Always check labels. (Examples of some products that I know contain calcium carbonate include: Silk non-dairy milks and also AlmondBreeze non-dairy milks made by Blue Diamond have it too.)

So look for other non-dairy milk brands. There’s products out there that don’t have it. Always check every label on any product you buy. (stay away from calcium carbonate).

-Instead choose products with other forms of calcium. “Calcium as found in chelated form, e.g. calcium citrate, calcium bisglycinate, calcium asporatate, or in its natural state as Food, is much more readily absorbed and utilized within the body, and does not have the risk factors associated with inorganic calcium ingestion.”

Dairy Alternatives

December 12, 2015

Consuming dairy is very bad for your health and the animals. (example: The China Study showed that the milk protein casein causes cancer. And you are not a baby animal so you do not need a baby animal’s milk.)

So here are some good alternatives to dairy:

Non-dairy milks:
Almond milk, soy milk, hemp milk, cashew milk, rice milk, oat milk, macadamia nut milk, coconut milk, etc. And there are some non-dairy milks that have more calcium than dairy milks.

So Delicious is one brand I use and they make lots of different non-dairy milks, creamers, yogurts and non-dairy ice creams that are delicious. See:

Others: WestSoy soy milk, Rice dream, etc..

Non-dairy cheese products, butter and more:

There are lots of options out there for vegan cheeses but here are some that I like:
Tofutti non-dairy cream cheese. (They also offer non-dairy sour cream, slices, ricotta, and other products such as non-dairy ice cream and frozen foods. And I tried their non-dairy ice cream at the plaza ice cream parlor on main street inside Disney’s Magic Kingdom and liked it.)
Earth Balance vegan cheddar squares taste just like Cheezit crackers. I think they recently won the VegMag survey for best snack.
-If you want another cheesy snack, try the vegan Nacho flavored bean & rice chips by Beanfield’s. See their vegan chips here.
Earth Balance vegan butters.
-Vegenaise by Follow Your Heart is a good vegan alternative to mayonaisse. And they have other products such as vegan cheese, vegan eggs, dressings and more.
Daiya sells non-dairy cheeses, pizzas, cheesecakes, yogurt and packaged macaroni and cheese. I like their Daiya deluxe alfredo style Cheezy Mac. (you can find alot of their products at Whole Foods market)
-Amy’s kitchen has some good frozen foods such as “dairy-free rice mac & cheeze” that uses Daiya cheese. I found them in Whole Foods market and my local regular supermarket. Not all products by Amy’s Kitchen are dairy-free but she does have a lot of different vegan products available. See their vegan section here of vegan frozen foods, soups and more. They are widely available. I even saw some at Target.

Non-dairy ice cream and frozen desserts:

There are alot of dairy-free options in health food stores such as Whole Foods market. And now you can find some products such as some of Ben & Jerry’s 7 non-dairy flavors at stores like Walmart, Publix, Target, etc. Plus you can Breyer’s 2 non-dairy flavors at Walmart. (tip: let Breyer’s melt a bit and it tastes even better). And Talenti has a line of sorbettos that are dairy free. Just look for the word “sorbetto” instead of “gelato” on the label. I found it at my regular supermarket, Publix. Plus there’s other brands such as SoDelicious which has many desserts, which I have found at Whole Foods, Walmart and sometimes Target.

So there’s no excuse to eat dairy with so many non-dairy options out there. You can find most products at Whole Foods market or other health food stores. And some products are available in regular supermarkets such as Daiya cheeze, Amy’s Kitchen products, Earth Balance butters, some non-dairy milks and more. Check the health food stores and supermarkets near you. You may be surprised.


What’s wrong with peanuts and cashews?

June 7, 2015

From the 5/6/15 eNewsletter of the Hippocrates Health Institute:

“Peanuts are not the best choice in a healthy diet. Most nuts grow above the ground on trees which keeps them relatively dry. This minimizes the possibility of developing mold, fungus and rot. Peanuts are unique as they grow below the ground making them much more susceptible to mold. Aflatoxin is a potent carcinogen produced by the Asergillus flavus and Aspergillus parasiticus molds, which can grow on peanuts. The syndromes of aflatoxin toxicity are vomiting, abdominal pain, pulmonary edema, convulsions, coma, and even death.

To make matters worse, peanuts normally go through a sorting process after they are harvested. The best mold-free peanuts are reserved for roasting and eating whole. The remaining, less-than-pristine peanuts are often ground up and used for making peanut butter. These second rate peanuts may be infested with aflatoxin mold which goes unnoticed once ground up into peanut butter.

A much better option is to use raw almonds and raw almond butter instead of peanuts. Almonds are an excellent source of calcium which helps build strong bones and teeth. Other benefits of almonds include:

  • Reducing the risk of heart attack by lowering ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol and raising blood HDL.
  • Protecting artery walls from damage. This is because raw almonds have an antioxidant effect warding off free-radicals.
  • Provides protection against diabetes because raw almonds are a blood sugar balancer.

Make sure your almonds are “truly raw” and that you soak them for eight hours prior to eating or using in recipes. This releases the enzyme inhibitors making them easier to digest and more nutritious.

Most Americans are getting far too many omega-6 fats in their diet compared to omega-3 at a ratio of about 40:1. This is because the Standard American Diet (SAD) includes eating animal products, processed foods, and processed oils. We need a healthy balance of omega-6 and omega-3 oils at a ratio of about 1:1. Cashews contain too much omega-6. 

The other issue with cashews is that they are in the same family as poison ivy and poison sumac. This means that the cashew plant contains powerful chemical irritants, just like the previously named plants. Urushiol is the ingredient in poison ivy that binds to your skin causing a rash, but it occurs in a much smaller amount in cashew husks.

People who are extremely sensitive to poison ivy may even get a rash on their lips from eating cashews. You must be wondering why we are able to eat cashews and not have any reactions? The chemical irritants are only found in the shell and not in the nut itself. To make sure that the cashews are free of these irritants, manufactures heat the nuts in the shell at a very high temperature to destroy them. Even “raw” cashews have actually been heat treated. 

An excellent substitute for cashews is pine nuts and macadamia nuts which are also sweet and creamy. Just like with almonds, make sure your pine nuts and macadamia nuts are “truly raw” and that you soak them for eight hours prior to eating or using in recipes.”

And a recipe from them…

“From the Kitchen – Pad Thai

Trying to ditch the peanuts? Try our amazing version of the classic Pad Thai

Pad Thai with Almond Ginger Dressing Pad Thai, Yield: 4 Servings
1 1/2 C. Spiralized Purple Top Turnips
2 C. Bean Sprouts
1/3 C. Thinly Sliced Scallion
1/2 to 1/4 C. Almond Ginger Dressing
1/4 C. Chopped Dehydrated Almonds

1. In a bowl, combine the radish noodles, bean sprouts, and scallion. Add fresh cilantro and/or basil if desired.
2.Toss the Almond Ginger Dressing with the noodles and scallions.
3. Add he bean sprouts and mix again.
4. Add chopped almonds and mix again.
5. Plate and garnish with additional bean sprouts, scallions and almond.

Almond Ginger Dressing, Yield: 4 Cups
2 C. Chopped Bell Pepper
1 C. Raw Almond Butter
1/2 C. Chopped Scallion
1/4 C. Chopped Red Beet
2 T. Chopped Ginger
1 Clove Garlic
1 1/2 T. Kelp Powder
1 C. Water
1 T. Braggs Aminos or Nama Shoya (optional)
1/2 T. Fresh Lemon Juice
Cayenne to taste

1. In a blender combine all ingredients (of the dressing). Blend well and season to taste.”

The Healing Power of Olive Leaf Extract

December 1, 2010

Crazy thing: drugs that suppress the body’s immune system or only treat symptoms. Solution: Try a natural remedy. One example is olive leaf extract.

Olive Leaf Extract may well be one of the most significant anti-infection agents ever discovered. …For over 6,000 years, an extract from the leaves of this revered tree has been used as a folk remedy for many types of infections.

Scientific research has now shown that olive leaf extract contains powerful active ingredients, such as oleuropein and calcium elenolate, which actually help destroy viruses, fungi, bacteria, and parasites that cause disease. Although olive leaf extract is capable of killing a broad range of infection-causing agents, it does not harm the beneficial bacteria in your body. Many studies show it to be very safe, nontoxic and effective, even for children.

Research shows a wide range of actions of olive leaf extract. It has the ability to:

  • Powerfully strengthen the immune system
  • Degrade organisms of all types, without harming the normal flora. Examples include Giardia, Chlamydia, fungi (such as candida), yeast, Clostridium, Helicovacter, viruses, etc.
  • Stop arthritis inflammation in both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Reduce insulin need in diabetics.
  • Eliminate chronic fatigue.
  • Reduce elevated blood pressure in high blood pressure patients.
  • Normalize abnormal heart beats – arrhythmias
  • Clear fungus of all types – jock itch, athlete’s foot, fungal nails, etc.
  • Clear viruses of all types – herpes, influenza, colds, cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus, retroviruses such as AIDS, etc.
  • Decrease pain from hemorrhoids.
  • Create abundant energy.
  • Give permanent relief of malaria.
  • Neutralize the production of reverse transcriptase as well as protease.

By interfering with the amino acid processes of pathogenic microbes, olive leaf extract prevents them from reproducing. Some studies suggest that calcium elenolate can enter virally-infected cells in the body and stop them from replicating.

Virus shedding is the process by which viruses reproduce. Calcium elenolate attaches to the cell’s membrane and stops the viruses from multiplying and spreading. Calcium elenolate neutralizes the virus’ production of reverse transcriptase and protease. Without these enzymes, a retrovirus (such as AIDS) cannot alter the RNA of a healthy cell in order to reproduce itself. The virus is stopped cold.

(source: )

It is also said that olive leaf extract lowers hypertension and improves blood circulation. It also helps in reducing bad cholesterol and at the same increases good cholesterol level. Scientific studies have proven the various benefits of olive leaf extract. Due to the presence of antioxidants, this extract helps in scavenging free radicals, which are responsible for attacking body cells and tissues. Hence, it restores cells by preventing cellular damage.

It is also said to be good in the treatment of ear infections. I encourage you to google ‘olive leaf extract’ and do some research of your own if interested. Or go out and buy some olive leaf extract. (I have the liquid version which is kept refrigerated).

more info:

Today’s diet 11/29/10

November 29, 2010

Breakfast: banana
Lunch: raw vegan lettuce wrap (cucumber, carrot, sunflower sprouts, tomato, avocado, nut cheez in a big lettuce wrap of collard greens). very delicious.
Snack: vegan cookie
Dinner: tbd