Tuesday Roundup 21-02-2006

A varied list of readings, listenings and viewings to get you through the week...

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thrustbucket's picture
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I couldn't stomach the Viking Hour podcast. Felt like Waynes World meets Beavis and Butthead (what the hell is a podcast anyway)?

But I really enjoyed binnals. The last couple weeks his show has been awesome.

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I bought the Natural Cures book. It certainly taps the growing frustration with the medical profession. And why shouldn't there be a "Ralph Nader" for medical consumers? I definitely read Natural Cures "with a grain of salt". But I also take Coral Calcium every day. It's the first thing that has permanently neutralized my body's PH and also gets rid of dry skin/lips. Well, maybe later I'll develop bone spurs or some other side effect, but for now I'm a believer.

The past three years I've also been plagued with recurring sinus infections. Even after antibiotics it kept coming back. A couple of months ago I started taking olive leaf extract tablets. My sinuses have really responded to it. It's too early to say if it is a permanent fix, but I think it is definitely safer than repeated rounds of antibiotics. I told my doctor I was taking the olive leaf extract. He was a little surprised but didn't tell me to stop, and he didn't insist on more drugs.

I've noticed that a group of MD's are also pushing a "Treasury of Natural Remedies" or something to that effect - don't recall the exact title. More power to them. I'm from the Daily Grail school. Give me the information and I'll figure out what to do with it!

the shadow's picture
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about olive leaf extract.
I know they use it for animals and even for plants.I heard about using it only a year or so ago but haven't tried it yet.
If you reckon it works for sinuses Mr Prancer then I am going to buy some ASAP.

shadows

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I'm willing to sell my soul to the Devil for trouble-free sinuses and allergies. I'll give it a go.

One little known fact about sinusitus/allergies is that it can cause prostatitus in chronic sufferers. Yep, some kind of bug is made when your sinuses become inflamed and infected from allergies, and this travels down to your prostate, and causes all sorts of trouble. I saw a specialist yesterday after finally giving up on GPs who didn't know how to diagnose my problems. When the specialist learned I suffer chronic allergies and sinus problems, he knew straight away that it was definitely my prostate. I'm on a course of antibiotics, but after years of pain and suffering, I don't care, I just want to feel better.

Funnily enough, I had a dream last night where I was part of a group of survivors, being chased by some kind of monster. We found a plant, the last of its kind in the world, which the monster is scared of. The other survivors told me I was mad to keep the plant, and ran off. Even though the plant kept away the monster, it was dangerous in some other kind of way that the other survivors were scared of. I started collecting firewood to build a fire. That's all I can remember. Kinda shamanic isn't it! Wish I knew the name of the plant. It was small, bright green, kind of like clover.

It makes you wonder what we're losing due to deforestation and logging.

And guys, don't be embarrassed to talk about your prostate! The specialist didn't have to put on a rubber glove for me, he was able to diagnose the problem without asking me to bend over and cough, so it's perfectly harmless asking your GP! ;-)

Rick

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My prostate!!!!!!!
That's what's wrong with me.Thanks Rick for the diagnosis.I have had sinus trouble and asthma for years.

shadows

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I bought a bottle of the bright green pills at a local health food store. Here is a web site explaining how the active ingredient of the olive leaf was isolated:

http://www.oliveleafextract.com/history....

See the main page for more info.

I have also had problems at the opposite "end". My doctor sent me to an infectious disease specialist, but he said it was probably direticula (sp?) of the colon. Neither doctor I consulted suspected prostate, but I did and started taking the saw palmetto tablets and applying progesterone cream. Both can be bought off the shelf at the health food store. I am getting some improvement from this along with the olive leaf, but sounds like I should see another specialist. Rico, what treatment is being recommended for you?

the shadow's picture
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Diverticuli are little areas in your intestine that blow out like a hose with too much pressure in it.
These small "caves" collect food in them which can cause infection.
If you have ever suffered a lot of wind you could have them.
A lot of people have.I have.
The solution is to eat high fibre food but only natural high fibre like fruit or vegies.
Too much manufactured high fibre can cause pain.

shadows

Rick MG's picture
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Mr. Prancer wrote:

Rico, what treatment is being recommended for you?

Antibiotics unfortunately. That'll kill what's infected/inflamed the prostate. Once that's cleared up, I guess I should take natural remedies to keep my sinuses clear and prevent the infection from happening again.

Keep pestering your doctors, and insist it's your prostate. My dad went to several doctors complaining of the same symptoms, until finally the last one did the proper checks and diagnosed him with prostatitus. Tests later confirmed this. Same for me. I've been having problems for years, and most doctors probably think I'm a hypochondriac. But I bypassed the GPs this time and went straight to a urinary specialist. He was a bit surprised I didn't have a referral from a GP, but he immediately diagnosed me with prostatitus and explained how allergies and sinusitus is one major cause of prostate probloems. He also complained how many GPs ignore prostate symptoms. I did a quick urine test, and the results confirmed it. So easy!

So now it's antibiotics for a couple of weeks, which involves avoiding sunlight due to side-effects (no problem there, I'm a creature of the night), and then I'll hit the health stores to look for a natural remedy. Prevention is better than cure. ;-)

All the best mate,

Rick

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so brave. I have not trusted a doctor for over twenty years.
Hell, I had acute sinusitis when I was 23......came within 2 hours of death....yes it can be fatel. I learnt to understand the body, from there I gave the body what it needs and no more. Three things that have kept me trouble free for many years are:
Hydrogen Peroxide.
Paw paw oinment.
Celtic sea salt.
And of corse eating only what you need and not what you want.
Mind you...I still abuse a little...I still drink beer and smoke.
but have not been sick for so long that I can't remember.

Understanding how your body works is the first step. Visualisation healing is only possible if you can put yourself in any part of your body. To do this you must have and understanding of your body and its parts.
I have not had sinus for over 15 years. I released stones from my siliva gland through visualisation.

O by the way....I went into hospital when I had acute sinusitus and they bored a hole in my eye ridge and sowed a tube to my face which they used 3 times a day to pump 200ml of saline through my face cavities. This for 2 weeks!
It was a damn shame they forgot to take the packing out of my face first......much pain.....never mind, I sneezed it out 5 weeks later at home...boy, was I surprised! Thought I was sneezing my brain out.

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If I recall correctly hydrogen peroxide is one of the substances heavily promoted by Kevin Trudeaux in Natural Cures. He makes the point over and over that many things can potentially cure you (and keep you healthy). It's just a matter of finding out which ones work for you personally. And things that work now may not work later. Our bodies are very different and go through cycles and permanent changes. We are exposed to different types and levels of stress. It usually takes time to get sick and time and patience to get well.

I don't know what kind of person Kevin Trudeaux is. He's the undisputed king of informercials, that's for sure! He might be selling mostly hope for desperate people. It is true though that when you have suffered chronically you begin to develop a victim mentality within the established health care system. But thankfully there are former victims that are encouraging people to keep fighting and to get out of their rut.

I'm enjoying trying a number of new things I never considered before. Different foods, different supplements, different attitudes. And the more people demand variety, the more the market will supply it. Left to their own devices, big business will only produce limited types of things that result in the easiest and biggest profits. The universe is a very diverse place, why settle for monoculture?

It is odd that when my body gets what it needs it seems to crave less. I know I can't completely overcome 45 years of wear, tear, and abuse, but maybe I can simulate a human being again.

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That's one of my favorite lines from "Something About Mary".

I have noticed extra sensitivity to sunlight since starting on the olive leaf extract. As a natural antibiotic it may cause a similar reaction. The progesterone is advertised as a menopause formula, but there may be a benefit to men's health and prostate health specifically. My Dad has started using it to help shrink the prostate so he can sleep all night without having to get up to pee. We'll see if it works for him. I don't have that problem, but if Dad does probably I will eventually if I don't take the ounce of prevention.

I had a lower GI cam done three years ago when I first starting having these sceptic episodes. Didn't realize then it was related to the sinuses. It showed no sign of diverticuli (thanks for the correct spelling), but as I understand these can be quite small and not always detected by a colonoscopy. I also had a urine test last fall when I got the sinus chills but nothing abnormal was detected. Possibly they weren't looking for a prostate indicator?

the shadow's picture
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to check for infection.There will be white cells showing if you have a sinus infection.

shadows

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I gave these a 2 month trial a couple of years ago for sinus. Sorry to say they didn't do me any good whatsoever. However, they are also said to strengthen the immune system, so maybe I benefitted in another way.

A good alternative to prescription anti-biotics is the herb Golden Seal, although anyone with a serious condition should consult their doctor for advice. There are several good herbal combination tablets available off the shelf for sinus and allergic rhinitis. I have been a sufferer for years (in the tropical winter), but fortunately haven't got a prostate to worry about!

Regards, Kathrinn.

Lee's picture
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One of the greatest problems facing us as we go into the 21st century is antibiotic-resistant germs. These germs, such as staph aureus and TB, are resistant to all the antibiotics that we throw at them because they protect themselves with biofilms, and neither the body's own immune cells nor antiobiotics can penetrate these fibrous films.

However, biologists in Japan and Germany have discovered that a limited number of enzymes - serrapeptase, nattokinase and seaprose - have the unique ability to eat away these hard films. Serrapeptase works in the case of sinusitis, for example, because it is usually caused by staph aureus.

Serrapeptase may be able to cure TB (in combination with antibiotics) because, it is thought, antibiotic-resistant TB may be protecting itself with a biofilm.

Serrapeptase, the enzyme that normally resides in the gut of the silkworm, and which the silkworm uses to break out of its hard cocoon, has been found, when taken in enterically-coated capsule form, to break up the biofilm of the staph aureus that causes chronic sinusitis.

Furthermore, serrapeptase has been found to break down the fibrous strands of Candida which are implicated in many bowel conditions, including IBS.

Basically, serrapeptase and the other two enzymes are anti-inflammatories, without the negative side-effects to the GI tract you get with NSAIDS such as aspirin. There are no side-effects from taking serrapeptase, apart from a few rare cases of diarrhoea and mild pneumonia.

In general serrapeptase removes all forms of inflammation, which is the main cause of pain in the body. In fact, a course of serrapeptase has been found to successfully treat or greatly improve:

* sinusitis
* staph-infected wounds
* emphysema
* bronchitis
* asbestosis
* arteriosclerosis
* strokes
* diabetes
* gout
* migraines
* multiple sclerosis
* fibromyalgia (CFS)
* auto-immune diseases
* food allergies
* carpal tunnel syndrome
* arthritis
* polymyalgic rheumatism
* varicose veins
* systemic yeast (Candida) infections
* bladder infections
* Bright's disease
* some forms of cancer
* tumours
* cysts
* bone spurs
* sports injuries
* scar tissue

It turns hard mucus runny, so it can be eliminated from the body. It cleans out the arteries better than EDTA, up till now considered the best antioxidant for the job. It dissolves blood clots and thus prevents strokes, and can sometimes alleviate the effects of strokes.

Serrapeptase could perhaps be used with other top anti-oxidants, such as olive leaf extract, turmeric, vitamin C and green tea extract. These anti-oxidants in combination have just been turned into a cancer-fighting drink that featured recently on Australian TV.

Consult your doctor before starting a course. I doubt if any doctor in Australia is familiar with serrapeptase, but it would be a good idea to introduce them to it once you get yourself informed.

It has been used for the last twenty years, mainly in Europe, and no one there has reported any negative side-effects from its use. Because of its proven safety, it has not undergone any serious testing, and there are few studies.

Unfortunately it is not available in Australia, but has to be imported from England or Canada, where it is manufactured in fermentation vats. (No silkworms are harmed during its manufacture!). I have looked on the TGA site and it is not listed, so it needs special approval from them to get it through customs, and you are only allowed three-months worth at a time.

Resources:

http://www.serrapeptase.info/

http://www.butterflyenzyme.com/

http://www.risingstarlc.com/vitalzym.htm

http://www.thehealthierlife.co.uk/articl...

http://healingtools.tripod.com/sclerolys...

http://www.delano.com/ReferenceArticles/...

http://www.regenerativenutrition.com/

http://www.road-to-health.com/am/publish...

http://cruises.com.au/silkworm-enzyme.htm

http://www.goodhealthnaturally.com/

http://www.ezine-writer.com.au/articles/...

http://www.raysahelian.com/serrapeptase....

http://www.totalityofbeing.com/ArchivedE...

http://www.doctormurray.com/articles/Pen...

http://www.althealth.co.uk/services/info...

http://www.naturalhealthteam.com/health_...

http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2003/sep2...

http://smart-drugs.net/serrapeptase-rese...

http://smart-drugs.net/olympia-brain.htm...

http://store.yahoo.com/clubnatural/serpo...

http://www.baselinenutritionals.com/ingr...

http://www.aviva.ca/article.asp?articleid=9

http://victoriashealth.com/shopping/prod...

http://www.enerex.ca/retailers/retailers...

http://www.gaia21.net/natto/natto.htm

http://www.tga.gov.au/docs/html/unapp.htm

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Thanks for that info Lee.... I'd not heard of that before. I'm looking it up..... wonder if it is available in the US where I live... sounds pretty positive!..

Deb

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I recall from one of the sites I've listed (forget which) that it is manufactured in Texas. Do some googling for suppliers in your area.

Aviva in Canada is a big supplier to health food stores in the B.C. area, so it might be cheaper to import from Canada.

Rick MG's picture
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Enormous thanks for the advice, Lee. Your information and links is very much appreciated.

I'm going to call a few heatlth stores and see if they can get it for me. I try to avoid stuff that causes sinusitus -- excessive dust, cats, spring and summer Australian weather, cigarettes -- but it's not always possible. Anything that can help is a blessing from the gods (even if you're an atheist), especially if it's natural. I've bought enough pseudoephidrene in my lifetime that I'm sure narcotics agencies have a file on me.

Much thanks again,

Rick

Lee's picture
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Please keep me informed on how you go. I seriously doubt any of the health food stores in your area will know about it, but I would be interested in their responses. I'm curious to know how we can go about getting tests done in Australia. The ideal thing would be to have it manufactured here. This substance appears to be the best of any that I've come across in my years of study on alternative medicine.

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Very interesting. I'm in the U.S. too but it's worth pursuing. Thank you!

I also ordered the product offered on this site:

http://www.sinus-infection-discovery.com
http://www.sinus-infection-discovery.com...

You basically add a few drops of liquid herb (selected for their effectiveness against sinus specific viruses) to a home steam facial machine. The treatment was invented by a sinus sufferer in the U.K. He sells a kit, but the components are generally available. Don't know if this will help but the worst side effect seems to be improved skin. Also, even it clears out the sinuses, probably it would do nothing if the virus was lodged in other parts of the body, such as the prostate. After three years of dealing with this condition I've moved on to the desperate fool stage.

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Hello to everyone. I wrote up the Skeptic's cage debate upon the suggestion of Rupert Sheldrake. I cover some topics of interest to readers of this site on my blog at blogspot. Daily Grail is a great website / blog, I'm enjoying catching up on past issues.

Matthew Cromer

AMNAP blog

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Fantastic blog, Matthew. I'm going to be up all night reading what you've posted there.

Coincidentally, I just received two books in the mail. Limitless Mind: A Guide to Remote Viewing and Transformation of Consciousness by Russell Targ, and Psychic Archaeology by Stephan Schwartz.

Cheers,

Rick

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Thanks for your kind comments. When I hear things like that it keeps me motivated to keep adding interesting information on a semi-regular basis.

I do have a very interesting paper by Targ from a RV workshop that I just posted to the blog this week, and I've been reading a lot about Schwartz' research into archeology (although nothing yet on the blog).

Matthew Cromer

http://amethodnotaposition.blogspot.com/

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Hi All

A few headlines ago there was news that the first Americans might've come from Europe with their Solutrean technology. This is precisely the culture complex that Mary Stettegast associates with Atlantis - and the Atlanteans were said by Plato to also rule in the "opposite continent" i.e. the Americas.

And no one noticed?

qraal

The Universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it's stranger than we CAN imagine.