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: http://www.phpure.com/nutrition_products/oleuropein.htm )

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:
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/olive-leaf-extract-benefits.html
http://www.buzzle.com/articles/benefits-and-side-effects-of-olive-leaf-extract.html


Standard American Diet (SAD)

April 30, 2010

Each year, the typical American on the standard american diet (SAD) consumes 600 cans (or 56 gallons) of soda annually, 150 hamburgers, 200 orders of french-fries, and 180 pounds of meat. And they purchase, on average, 125 take-out meals each year. What is more disturbing is that 90% of foods Americans purchase every year are processed foods lacking in essential vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants; in 1940, this statistic was only 10%. The number of people eating five servings of fruits and vegetables declined in the last 18 years from 42% to 26%.

And they consume about 140 pounds of sugar each year. That’s the sugar equivalent of 3,628 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the next 12 months. That’s just crazy. People should switch to raw foods and they’d be alot healthier. Of course the advertisers don’t want you to do that.


Reasons to be vegan

April 21, 2010

Here’s 10 Reasons to be a Vegan:
(Vegan=no animals or dairy products. I’m not even talking about a raw vegan diet which has even more benefits such as  helping your body heal any diseases.)

1.  Live Longer
A study from the Loma Linda University has found that vegetarians live about seven years longer, and vegans live about 15 years longer than meat eaters.  These studies are further supported by the Chinese Health Project (the largest population study on diet and health to date). They found Chinese people who eat the least amount of fat and animal products have the lowest risk of cancer, heart attack and other diseases.

Further proof comes from a British research that tracked 6,000 and 5,000 meat eaters for 12 years to find that vegetarians were 40 percent less likely to die from cancer during that time and 20 percent less likely to die from other diseases.

Former Surgeon General C. Everett Koop has said bad eating habits are the main cause of 70 percent American deaths.  Consuming more fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains are the best source for living a healthy, more enjoyable life.

According to the China Study, the most comprehensive nutritional study: “People who ate the most animal-based foods got the most chronic disease … People who ate the most plant-based foods were the healthiest and tended to avoid chronic disease. These results could not be ignored,” said Dr. Campbell. It’s the most comprehensive study of nutrition ever conducted. The authors conclude that diets high in animal protein (including casein in cow’s milk) are strongly linked to diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and Type 2 diabetes.

2. Raising animals for food generates more greenhouse gases than all cars, planes, ships and trains in the world combined.
You are not only helping your body but you also help the environment by reducing pollution created from animal agriculture.  Also, you may appreciate your healthy meals even more knowing that no animals suffered along the way.

3. You’ll give your body a spring cleaning.
Fruit and vegetable juices contain phytochemicals that help us detox naturally.  Giving up meat helps rid the body of toxins (environmental pollutants, pesticides, preservatives) that overload our systems and cause illness.

4. You Will Look Better And be Skinnier
On average, vegetarians and vegans are slimmer than meat eaters. Their diets are much lower in calories than the standard American diet. They are also less likely to suffer from weight-related disorders like heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

5. More Efficient
Right now, 72 percent of all grain produced in the United States is fed to animals raised for slaughter. It takes 15 pounds of feed to get one pound of meat. But if the grain were given directly to people, there’d be enough food to feed the entire planet. In addition, using land for animal agriculture is inefficient in terms of maximizing food production. According to the journal Soil and Water, one acre of land could produce 50,000 pounds of tomatoes, 40,000 pounds of potatoes, 30,000 pounds of carrots or just 250 pounds of beef.

6. You’ll avoid most toxic chemicals.
95 percent of pesticide residue in our diet comes from meat, fish and dairy products (according to EPA estimates). Fish, in particular, contain carcinogens (PCBs, DDT) and heavy metals (mercury, arsenic; lead, cadmium) that cannot be removed through cooking or freezing. Meat and dairy products are also laced with steroids and hormones. And if you become a raw vegan who eats organic food then you will be taking in alot less toxins and chemicals since there’s no processed food and a lot less pesticides.

7. You’ll help the environment.
-Stop the #1 polluter of water. Animal agriculture is the #1 cause of polluted rivers and streams in the U.S.
– Circle 4 Farms in Milford, Utah, which raises 2.5 million pigs every year, creates more waste than the entire city of Los Angeles. And this is just one farm. Each year, the nation’s factory farms, collectively produce 2 billion tons of manure, a substance that’s rated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as one of the country’s top 10 pollutants. And that’s not even counting the methane gas released by cows, pigs and poultry (which contributes to the greenhouse effect); the ammonia gases from urine; poison gases that emanate from manure lagoons; toxic chemicals from pesticides; and exhaust from farm equipment used to raise feed for animals.

8. You’ll be more “regular.”
Vegetables are the ultimate source for fiber, which pushes waste out of the body. Meat contains no fiber. Studies done at Harvard and Brigham Women’s Hospital found that people who ate a high-fiber diet had a 42 percent lower risk of diverticulitis. People who eat vegetable rich diets also tend to have fewer incidences of constipation, hemorrhoids and spastic colon.

9. You’ll help save trees. 260 million acres of U.S. forest have been cleared for animal agriculture.

10. It’s The Humane Thing To Do.
Did you know 22 million animals are slaughtered to support the American appetite for meat?  It’s a great feeling to finish a health meal knowing that no beings have suffered. Be being vegan you are saving animals. Stop the violence against other species on this planet. Be kind to animals.

“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and its beauty. Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
Albert Einstein

Related link: “How to go vegetarian or vegan”.
(vegans don’t eat animals or dairy products. vegetarians don’t eat animals.)


Causes of Cancer

April 9, 2010

April is National Cancer Control Month. Prevention is key.
Here are some “Known” and Suspected Causes of Cancer:
http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/causes-of-cancer.html

Some of that is similar to what another smart doctor came across and which I posted about previously:
https://crazyplanet.wordpress.com/2008/06/24/28-causes-of-cancer/

Raw Food Treatment of CancerMy advice if you want to prevent or cure cancer or other illnesses:

1. Lessen your exposure to the above causes as much as possible.
2. Go on a raw food vegan diet. (Eat as high a percentage of raw food as you can and especially eat organic greens, vegetables and sprouts. And be aware of your daily nutritional needs.)
3. Be aware of your acid/alkaline balance in your body. Test it.
4. If you have cancer, also include vegetable juices and wheat grass juice. And you may also want to attend Hippocrates’ LifeChange program.
5. If you have excess fat, lose weight since toxins are stored in your fat. A raw food diet can help with that.
6. Get enough vitamins (especially B vitamins) and enzymes and oxygen.
“If the respiration of the body cells can be kept intact by adding enough enzymes, cancer could be prevented.” (cooking food destroys 100% of enzymes.). And “Keep the speed of the bloodstream so high the venous blood still contains sufficient oxygen. Add seaweed extracts like Dulse to your food to boost the metabolic rate, drink lots of clean water, exercise regularly”
7. Think positively.

related post:
https://crazyplanet.wordpress.com/2010/04/02/more-on-raw/


Raw food testimonials

April 7, 2010

Various people talk about how they got well by eating a Raw Food diet.

More testimonials (video clips):
http://www.thebestofrawfood.com/raw-food-diet-testimonials.html

Testimonials (text):
http://www.healingcancernaturally.com/nutrition4.html


Random info

April 6, 2010

Some random info…

-Mercury was found in some High Fructose Corn Syrup. (and that stuff is in alot of products. Another reason to be raw.).
http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/news/20090127/mercury-in-high-fructose-corn-syrup

-Food and dna responds to emotions/words. So be nice to your food and yourself. Think positive.
http://www.lovingraw.com/blog/2010/3/23/the-biggest-risk-of-raw-food.html
(water does too but that was in a different article that I can’t locate right now)

-Found a good book called “Becoming Raw” that covers nutrition for raw foodists and also myths, recipes, etc. It has a good list of 50 foods that have the most antioxidants too…for example that would be apples, blueberries, plums, strawberries, dates, avocados, pecans, walnuts, etc. (Most things I already eat). =)

-I found a good recipe for raw Falafel that I’m going to try to make soon.

-So far I lost about 54 pounds. (and counting. Now I have to go shopping for more new clothes that fit better since alot of my old clothes are too big for me)

-I got a food dehydrator. I’ll try that out in the future. Someone gave me a recipe for some yummy raw cookies so that may become my first test dummy. =)

-Watched a video clip that shows that the silver fillings in your mouth release mercury. Shows the actual vapors come off of it.

-Sprouts, especially sunflower sprouts, are extremely nutritious.

-I’ve got to remember to stay outside more every day and get my Vitamin D from sunshine.

-I visited a local organic vegetable garden and now know where to get more fresh local veggies. =)


Video clips by Dr. Clement

March 5, 2010

What is the best form of water to drink? Answer: Distilled water.
Click here for the video clip by Dr. Brian Clement of the Hippocrates Health Institute.

The dangers of dairy and casein.  Click here for video clip.

Dr. Clement warns us about fish and krill oil. Click here for video clip.

Also here’s a transcript of Dr. Clement’s talk on raw/living foods:
http://www.living-foods.com/articles/clement1.html

A long lecture by Dr. Clement. (has 13 parts)

I also found a free digital preview of his book online called “Hippocrates Lifeforce: Superior Health and Longevity”.