Blood—Care and Cleaning
From our book
Bypassing Bypass, published in 2002
Where else to begin our
discussion of the Heart and Circulatory System than with the life
force that flows through that system, blood.
I’ve discovered Hebrew to be a
most fascinating language, as all words come from a root word. The
derived words might differ from the root, but by connecting back to
the root word, we see the thought process in action; we see the
evolution of thought.
||Pronounced dahm. Meaning
blood. This is the root word.
||Pronounced ah-DAHM, or in
English, Adam. The first human being. The word for human
being, or person, in Hebrew means, literally, son of Adam.
||Pronounced ah-d-MAH. Meaning
earth, land, soil. According to the Hebrew Bible, Adam was
made from the earth. The word is feminine.
Meaning red. Blood is red, no matter what color the skin.
We see here an intimate
connection between humans and the earth; the connection is our red
blood. In your biology class, you were probably taught that your
blood comes from your bone marrow where it is manufactured. However,
according to Chinese Medicine, your blood begins on the end of your
fork; what you eat goes into the creation of your blood. All food
begins in the earth; even if you are a meat eater, your meat fed on
food that came from the earth.
Orthomolecular biology also
affirms that we are what we eat. Dr Rath, author of Why Animals
Don’t Get Heart Attacks, coined the term Cellular Medicine.
Dr Rath was a colleague of Linus Pauling and they were so close that
Pauling asked Rath to continue his life’s work. Thus the advent of
Cellular and Nutritional medicine: caring for the nutritional well
being of every cell in the body. This is where our blood begins,
where heart disease begins: on the end of our forks. From the Hebrew
above, the lesson here is that your food is only as good as the
quality of the earth it came from. This is where factory farming
comes in and disease begins. Our earth is no longer friendly.
In our initial article on
cardiovascular care, The Heart of the Matter,
many new immune system disorders and burgeoning heart disease began
in the late thirties, early forties. There are many factors since
then that have affected our soil. Factory farming got its start
after WWII with the use of inorganic fertilizers from our leftover
arsenal of bombs. We began taking from the soil and not replenishing
what we took with what was needed. Instead we used what we
manufactured and thought it needed. Not all nitrogen is created
equal. At that same time our use of chemical pesticides and
herbicides began, and even though it hasn't been as successful as
agribusiness would like us to think, we continue to poison our
From the CRC Handbook of Pest
Managment in Agriculture, Vol I, 2nd ed., 1991:
pesticide use since 1942
pesticide strength since 1942
crops due to pests 1942
crops due to pests 1991
Keep this all in mind as you
Also, in the
next chapter, we’re going to introduce you
to a 40-year study (conducted from 1959 to 1999) written up in a
summary called Understanding Vulnerable Plaque. It is an
amazing story, a who-done-it even more confusing than Raymond
Chandler’s The Big Sleep starring good old Bogey. It involves
nutrition, immune suppression, bacterial and viral infection
(stealth viruses) and the big word hypercoagulability. Stay
Of all the factors affecting the
quality of your blood, your food is the most important. Other
factors, exercise, lifestyle, energy (Qi) flow, your thought
process, and your connection to your higher power are also factors
in cardiovascular wellness, because we are not our parts: we are not
our hearts, we are not our blood vessels. We are body/mind/spirit.
So, before we begin our
discourse, let us look at the basic nutritional factors set forth by
those who’ve done the most work in the field.
In our research we discovered a
paper by Linus Pauling and Dr Matthias Rath that described the
process by which arteries become clogged (presented for you later
on). The name Rath kept popping up around us and one of our internet
readers sent me to his site. He’s an amazing physician and
researcher and he is fighting the pharmaceutical interests in
Germany who have somehow managed to make most vitamins and minerals
off-limits to the average Joe. Many require a prescription from
When we were writing the first
edition of Bypassing Bypass, the same thing was happening in Canada.
Some 4 years previous, we'd found articles on how Canada wanted to
investigate “alternatives and various supplements” and published
them at our web site. Eventually, this investigation led to a
near total collapse of the vitamin/supplement industry in Canada as
things like Co-enzyme Q10 and simple amino acids became available by
We contacted Rath’s organization
here in America and they sent us a copy of his book (which we highly
recommend): Why Animals Don’t Get Heart Attacks — But People Do.
Now this isn’t exactly the case (as with that book, Sharks Don’t
Get Cancer by I. William Lane and Linda Comac). Animals must
somehow get heart disease or we couldn’t create animal studies on
heart disease. Any study involving animals and cardiovascular
disease must factor in their biochemistry (as you will see later on)
otherwise the results mean nothing to humans.
For one thing, all animals,
except the guinea pig, manufacture their own vitamin C. One problem
today is that the environment, the toxic environment created by tons
and tons of industrial waste, not to mention the 75,000 chemicals
released into the atmosphere since WWII, has created a situation in
which even animals aren't making enough vitamin C to avoid illness
and they too now need supplementation. We've found articles by
nutritional veterinarians recommending supplementing our pets' diets
with vitamin C.
We thank Dr Rath for allowing us
to reprint anything we needed from his books anything, and since his
research into the orthomolecular factors to heart disease, it is
with his Basic Cellular Medicine Program that we will begin
our discussion on nutrition and cardiovascular care. The only thing
Rath seems to have overlooked in his early research were the Omega-3
Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). His work today has not overlooked
these important lipids.
What are the essential
nutrients? Well again, from his book, we shall list Dr Rath’s
Required Daily Allowances for a healthy heart. Afterwards, we will
discuss the additional supplements/foods required for cardiovascular
wellness. Rath’s theories and research are constantly being
validated in clinical studies. Keep in mind that chronic, long-term
cardiovascular disease can be stopped, but, according to Rath’s
findings, only slightly reversed. It is best to catch it early
because then it can be totally reversed.
From Dr Rath we received this
short biographical note:
MD is a world-renowned physician and scientist who pioneered
discoveries related to vitamin C and cardiovascular health. He
developed nutritional formulations that help promote and
maintain healthy cardiovascular function. He is the holder of US
Patent Number 5,278,189 for just such a formulation.
developed the Cellular Health concept that relates healthy
structure and function of cells to optimal supply of vitamins
and essential nutrients. Dr Rath’s scientific publications have
appeared in reputable scientific journals including the American
Heart Association’s Arteriosclerosis, the Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences, and others.
Dr Rath is
founder and head of an international research and development
firm in natural health, the developer of the Cellular Health
Programs. Major portions of the revenues from the sales of Dr
Rath’s Cellular Health Formulas are reinvested into further
research and clinical studies in natural health. Dr Rath’s
Cellular Health Formulas are the first natural health products
that were systematically subject to clinical studies, including
double-blind placebo controlled trials.
Until 1992, Dr
Rath was Director of Cardiovascular Research at the Linus
Pauling Institute in California and published several landmark
scientific publications together with the late Linus Pauling. Dr
Rath’s commitment to implementation of his scientific findings
and promotion of natural health was instrumental in his advocacy
for natural health legislation (DSHEA and UN Codex Alimentarius).
The details of his work are documented in his latest book Ten
Years That Changed The Face of Medicine Forever. Dr Rath’s
www.dr-rath-vitamins.com is one of the world’s leading
online sources for Cellular Health and natural health science.
Now Dr Rath is
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A short note here on L-Cysteine:
NAC or N-Acetylcysteine might be an even better choice. Dr Richard
Passwater PhD, in a paper entitled, “N-Acetylcysteine (NAC): An Old
Nutrient Attracts New Research” documents NAC’s ability to detoxify
the body and battle free radicals at a much better rate than L-Cysteine
alone, which first must go through a process in the human body to
become NAC. Thus, taking NAC itself is recommended over L-Cysteine.
Now, for some of you, this looks
like a pretty hefty trip to your local health food store. However,
you can get most of the above from a proper diet with some
supplementing. The amount of vitamin C the average human body needs,
because of air pollution, water pollution, toxins in our food, and
iron overload has increased dramatically over the years. Dr Garry
Gordon (one of four physicians to start the American College for the
Advancement of Medicine) recommends 8 to 12 grams of vitamin C
daily. He’s also created a form of vitamin C that won’t give you
diarrhea at that amount. Meat eaters will get almost enough CoQ10,
but vegetarians will have to supplement. Better still, since every
cell in the body creates CoQ10, exercise. Exercise produces CoQ10
and L-Carnitine in the levels recommended here. One bioflavonoid
that is absolutely required in our diets is resveratrol. It comes
from the skin of grapes. You can get the amino acids listed under
“OTHER IMPORTANT NUTRIENTS” from a healthy diet (eggs contain L-Cysteine)
and Dr Schulze’s superfoods contain almost all the nutrients listed
here. It is best to get your nutrition from your food and to
supplement as little as possible, however, as we age, our production
of CoQ10, Melatonin, and DHEA decline drastically.
Supplementation might be needed
by us oldsters (over 40) though keep this in mind at all times:
all superfoods are better than any form of supplementation:
spirulina, algae, cholorella, Risotriene™, Dr Schulze’s superfood,
you name it. A glass of carrot juice with a superfood stirred in is
always better than supplementing.
There is a web site run by the
Department of Agriculture (http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/nut_search.pl
) where you can type in a food and it will return an assay on the
vitamin and mineral content of that food. However, always keep in
mind that even though the Department of Agriculture will tell you
there is no difference between conventionally grown foods and
organically grown foods, there is a big difference. Plain and
simple, organically raised foods have a higher nutritional value
than conventionally grown foods and if anyone tells you differently,
they’re either stupid or they're lying. If they're lying, they're
probably being paid off by a very lucrative food industry.
The above is your new RDA for
healthy living. These are the minimal requirements to
maintain healthy bodies, healthy arteries and veins, healthy blood,
and a healthy attitude. If you are an athlete, you work out
regularly, or you are just very active, you will need more
antioxidants than those who are more sedentary. Olympic athletes
have terrible arteries. Long distance runners have terrible
arteries. They are sure to get their carbs they need to complete a
run, but they don't get enough antioxidants to keep their arteries
healthy. So, remember, these are the minimal requirements, and start
As mentioned, Dr Rath seems to
have forgotten to include EFAs. He's added them to his regimen since
the original publication, and since Essential Fatty Acids are
essential to proper health, we need to include them in our daily
regimens also, and we will discuss this as you read on.
Hematrex® is specially formulated to promote normal venous circulatory health by increasing vein durability, wall strength and elasticity. This promotes normal blood flow and helps keep blood moving through sensitive areas where vein constriction and blood pooling can cause daily - even constant discomfort.
Now on to the nutritional
factors affecting your blood.
There are many studies on food
consumption and the resulting condition of the blood, most of them
comparing blood samples taken before and after eating. Shortly after
eating at a fast food joint, the blood thickens, and platelets begin
to aggregate (stick together). Studies have shown that taking
antioxidants (specifically vitamin E, selenium, and beta-carotene)
prior to a fast food meal keeps your blood normal. Then there is the
microwaved food study from Europe that demonstrated clearly that no
human should be eating microwaved foods. Microwaved foods put your
blood into a pre-cancerous condition (the study,
Hidden Hazards of Microwave Cooking is worth checking out).
Cooked foods cause platelets to
stick together. Antioxidants can also help to keep your blood
healthy when eating cooked foods, but, as you can guess, raw whole
foods do not cause any significant changes or degradation to the
blood. This is why the cancer diet (found at our
web site) consists of 70% raw
The USDA released in 1999 the
top ten fruits and vegetables that will help eliminate free
radicals: prunes, raisins, blueberries, blackberries, kale,
strawberries, spinach, raspberries, Brussels sprouts, and plums. If
you are looking for number 11, I’d put my money on the kiwi fruit.
And make sure these are organic or you’ll be causing as many free
radicals as you are cleaning up.
Recently we've discovered two
super powerful antioxidant fruits:
Organic foods change the blood
less than inorganic foods. It seems the body just doesn’t like
pesticides and inorganic compounds. Duh!
Do not skip breakfast. Not only
does skipping breakfast put a strain on your adrenal glands, it
causes platelet aggregation. This clumping, in someone with advanced
atherosclerosis (which many have but few know for sure because heart
disease goes undetected for so long), could be deadly. It also puts
an added strain on the heart, which no one needs at the beginning of
Sixty percent of our bodies
is water; thus sixty percent of our health is water.
The second most important factor
to healthy blood is hydration: drinking enough pure water. Many
subsist on soda pop, coffee, and alcoholic beverages, all of which
contribute to dehydration. There are cases on record of people who
began to reverse their cancer simply by drinking 8 to 10 glasses
(8oz. glasses) per day. [Editor's note: there are those who are now
suggesting that not everyone needs this much water in their daily
routine. However, no one can agree on how much we really need.]
Dehydration, because it can
trigger and/or aggravate inflammation, is a contributing factors of
aging, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), cancer,
and even asthma. In fact, an asthma attack can be brought under
control by drinking two glasses of water. Your water has to be pure.
Most public water systems are filled with toxins, not to mention
chlorine from the processing plants. Chlorine helps to destroy the
good bacteria in your digestive system. It also causes weight gain,
denatures your essential fatty acids, and rips up the lining to your
blood vessels leading to arteriosclerosis (hardening of the
arteries). Do not expect the EPA to tell you this, even though it
was through their own studies that this tidbit was uncovered.
Many people ask us, “Which water
filter is best?” The simplest answer is: any water filter is better
than no water filter. Personally, we happen to like the reverse
osmosis filter systems, though they can be spendy and they do make
your water acidic.
We do want to make one thing
perfectly clear: If you don’t have a water filter, you are a water
There are some commercial
products that you might wish to add to your water. The first is
Willard Water™. This is a surfactant. It aids in delivering the
water to your system faster. Anything you take with it: pills,
vitamins, etc. will get into your system faster, so you have to be
careful. Another product is available from its inventor. It is
called Primordial M-Water. You can purchase it directly from Dr
David Wheeler by calling 800-760-3530 or by going to his web site:
M-Water has a lower surface tension than regular water and goes into
your system faster. It also has, purportedly, many more features
that normal water does not have and unlike Crystal Energy™ or
Willard Water™, there is nothing in Primordial M-Water that is not
natural to your system. Alkaline waters are some of the best for us.
There are many water filters and systems out there that turn your
For every cup of coffee, for
every 8 oz of caffeinated soda pops, for every ounce of hard liquor,
glass of wine, or 8 ounces of beer, your body needs twice that
amount in water. These drinks are all dehydrating.
No one should ever put
chlorinated water into their body. Chlorination attacks your
The types of fats you consume
affect the viscosity (density) of your blood and the amount of
platelet aggregation (stickiness). The processing that has gone into
the production of fats you consume affect the condition of your
arteries. Nearly all oils sold in your supermarket are deadly and
are a leading cause of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke, and
mental dysfunction (ADD, ADHD, etc.). Your processed polyunsaturated
oils (touted for years to be so “Heart Healthy” and STILL
recommended everywhere we've looked) contain trace amounts of heavy
metals and chemicals used in their extraction. They have been heated
(actually burned) and are already oxidized by the time prior to
bottling. Perfumes, created in a laboratory off the Jersey Turnpike,
are added to keep you from smelling how badly oxidized (rancid) they
Do you remember our initial
discussion concerning when heart disease rates began to climb
in the US? Here we have one of the culprits.
The food industry, in order to
get more oil from corn, began processing the leftover corn mash
(what’s left after you’ve squeezed most of the oil from corn) with
chemicals (like benzene). Next, those chemicals have to be burned
off, thus the high temps. The clean clear polyunsaturated oils found
on your grocer’s shelves are pure poison. Add to this the knowledge
that our corn oils are the omega-6s that lead to
chronic inflammation, and you have a direct route to
Additionally during this same
time (WWII), because of a butter shortage, partially hydrogenated
oils were re-introduced in the form of margarine. Partially
hydrogenated oils, or trans-fats, as some call them, have a
ridiculously long shelf life. The food industry loves this. Look for
an expiration date on your bag of taco chips containing trans-fats.
You’ll be surprised. Additionally, it was discovered that trans-fats
are flavor enhancers. The fats coat your mouth and tongue and draw
the flavors into your taste buds. Oxidized fats attack your
arteries, and trans-fats clog them. With their increased use (and
continued support by the American Heart Association funded by the
food industry), heart disease in America has climbed to monumental
heights. In Europe, they refuse to eat our junk foods and are
limiting the use of trans-fats with many countries having outlawed
the sale of margarine already.
Your naturopath will recommend
the use of olive oil in your kitchen. Cold pressed (virgin) is
probably the best, and the organic brands are even better. Oils
should not be heated to the point where they begin to oxidize, thus
for a stir-fry, most naturopaths recommend peanut oil, with
safflower oil coming in second. However, we have since learned that
if you are going to fry with oils, there is only one to use:
Coconut oil studies conducted in
the fifties labeled it dangerous to your arteries. However, the
coconut oil used in these studies was partially hydrogenated.
Coconut oil acts as an antihistamine, an anti-infective,
anti-diabetic, and an anti-cancer agent. It contains lauric acid,
the antiviral substance found in mother’s milk. Find it at your
local health food store. It’s great for cooking and for salads.
Again, most organic oils found
in your health food stores are great. Expensive, but great. However,
there is an essential oil, consisting of two essential parts
necessary for life, that you must consider in your program for a
healthy heart: Essential Fatty Acids, or the omega-3’s (found in
flax and fish).
Johanna Budwig was once the
leading authority in the world on fats and oils. In her book,
Flax as a True Aid Against Arthritis, Heart Infarction, Cancer, and
other Diseases, (Dr Johanna Budwig, Apple Publishing Company,
1992), she points out that essential fatty acids have proven to
decrease blood platelet aggregation, while keeping saturated fats
mobile in the blood stream (which reduces their tendency to stick to
the arterial muscle walls) and decrease blood viscosity, thus
reducing the work load on the heart and arteries. Additionally,
flaxseed oil ensures balanced prostaglandin production, thus
regulating proper arterial constriction and relaxation.
Budwig goes on to tell us that
essential fatty acids are necessary in delivering oxygen from
hemoglobin (the oxygen carrier in red blood cells) to every one of
our one hundred trillion cells. The heart is an electrically driven
organ. Without electrical conduction, the heart will cease to
contract. Unadulterated essential fatty acids carry an electrical
charge expressed in their electron cloud. Dr Budwig contends that
these bio-electric dynamos enhance all life functions, including the
electrical conduction and contractile strength of the heart muscle.
Three tablespoons of flax oil
mixed with cottage cheese. According to her research, the flax oil
must be bound to a sulfurated protein in order to become
water-soluble (although we’ve discovered that flax oil mixed with
yogurt too becomes water-soluble, one has to use a lot more yogurt).
When an oil/lipid is water soluble, it is more bioavailable. It is
absorbed faster and used better.
However, this recipe tastes, to
most Americans, terrible [although I have received one letter from a
reader who loves the taste of flax oil]. You can modify this recipe
the way I do, by adding a bit more cottage cheese, apple cider
vinegar, lemon juice, chopped celery, carrots, red pepper, and a
little kelp powder (a salt substitute with many minerals) or some
Celtic Sea Salt. Dr Budwig recommends eating this at least once a
day (twice a day is optimal), if you have cancer, heart disease or
an immune system disorder (the oils are not called essential because
they are optional—they are essential), and at least once a week for
Budwig began using this recipe
in Germany in the fifties and with it has reversed cancer, heart
disease, type II diabetes and childhood disorders such as ADD and
It is the essential oils that
have led Dr Ornish’s patients to better heart health, only his
recommendation is to consume fish oils. Salmon, sardines, and even
anchovies are a wonderful way to get your omega-3 fatty acids. Sushi
lovers live longer. Just look at the Japanese.
The actual fatty acid inside
Flax Oil is called Alpha Linolenic Acid (LNA). Our research points
to 2.2 grams of LNA per day as being the optimum amount. To get this
amount you could eat:
2.5 cups of Wheat Germ; 40 cups
of Alfalfa Sprouts; 9 cups of Mixed Nuts and Peanuts; 3.5 cups of
Soybeans; 157 slices of Whole Wheat Bread; 1/3 cup English Walnuts;
56 Big Apples; 3.5 cups of Tuna Salad; 51 Eggs (6 Free-Range Eggs!);
7.75 quarts of Milk 2%; 244 Tomatoes; 56 Granola Bars; 72 Canned
Sardines; or 81 cups of Frosted Mini-Wheats.
Budwig's diet, created for
people who are not well, gives the individual approximately 4 grams
of LNA, so you'll want to double the above numbers, or take Budwig's
mixture of flax oil and cottage cheese. (Salad
Dressing based on Budwig's recipe.)
Another solution is
Omegasentials™. In all our years of research, this is the best food
product we have ever found, bar none. It comes out of Bloomington,
Minnesota, and was invented by a genius named Stan Mann. The product
is processed in a unique manner that stabilizes the oils (ground
flax can go bad in fifteen minutes at room temperature) and makes
them, like Budwig's recipe, water soluble. To make the essential
fatty acids even more bioavailable than Budwig's recipe, Stan Mann
researched co-factors that helped increase the uptake and
utilization of these lipids, and even though he's a vegan, he even
adds DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eiocosapentaenoic acid) (needed for brain development in babies and for
proper brain function in the rest of us) from tuna to his admixture
creating the best possible form of omega-3 EFAs on the planet.
We've received hundreds of
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One last note. If your gut
contains a good supply of good bacteria, you're in luck. You see,
these good bacteria will consume some of the flax oil you take in,
and they will excrete DHA and EPA, the oils found in fish.
Our bodies need salt. We are
told that too much salt thickens our blood. Actually, it’s too much
sodium that thickens our blood. Heart patients are told to avoid
their salt shakers. Well, we’ve got news for you, and this isn’t the
last time we will tell you.
First off: table salt is poison.
It is 98% sodium and 2% chemicals from the processing (and a hint of
iodine added back). Natural salt is charged with minerals. The salt
companies make their profits by extracting these minerals and
selling them back to you at premium price. If you think sea salt is
any better, think again. Most sea salts have been processed and are
no different from your ordinary table salt. Salt, once processed, is
The composition of our blood is
very much like the composition of seawater. Salt is needed by our
bodies for many chemical/hormonal processes. Vegetarians don’t get
as much salt as meat eaters do. Salt is needed to stimulate
The only salt you should ever
use is unprocessed salt. Of all the unprocessed salt,
Celtic Sea Salt
is the best. Celtic Sea Salt is 85% sodium and 15% minerals.
Studies conducted in prisons have shown that Celtic Sea Salt can
reverse some of the most aberrant behaviors; simply because the
subjects in the studies got the basic minerals they needed to
maintain biological homeostasis and promote proper brain function.
It has been said that the difference between a raving maniac and a
normal human being is two cents worth of lithium. Lacking proper
minerals can lead to a host of mental problems. There are cases on
record of people suffering from depression, Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder, and a variety of cognitive dysfunction who have
significantly improved their condition simply by replacing their
table salt with Celtic Sea Salt.
And here is a preview for you of
the Hypertension (high blood pressure) section coming up: in many
cases, adding Celtic Sea Salt to your diet can help to reverse hypertension.
So, there you have it: proper
nutrition, 8 glasses of pure water per day, the proper salt in your
diet and your blood will remain healthy. In the chelation section
you will learn how to cleanse heavy metals from your organs and
blood and possibly scrape some of the plaque off your arteries.
Rebuilding Your Blood
Deficiencies in your blood can
have many causes, parasites being a major factor. There are very
many products available to battle parasites. However, if your blood
is weak, platelet count low, or iron deficient, there is one perfect
way to rebuild your blood: juicing.
We found on the web an interview
with Dr Richard Shulze conducted by Sam Biser. Here is a part of it
(the person speaking is Dr Schulze):
said to me, “What do I do for this particular disease?” Juice
fasting. “What do I do for degeneration?” Juice fasting. “What
do I do for heart disease?” Juice fasting.
is for the incurables. Juice fasting is the answer, because it
allows your body to rest and it lets your body choose what it
wants to heal.
One of my first
learning experiences was a woman patient who was undergoing a
surgery, a female surgery. The doctors nicked an artery, and she
had tremendous hemorrhaging and bleeding. By the time they got
her patched up, she was in intensive care, and had lost a
tremendous amount of blood.
wanted to do a transfusion. She was scared to do a transfusion
and the doctor said, “You’re very anemic and your hemoglobin
count is at the lowest end for a woman.”
She said, “Is
there anything you can do?”
And I said,
“Sure,” and I got the juicer out and juiced some juices. I made
some carrot juice and some beet juice. I took it to the hospital
and said, “Just let the doctors give you 24 hours.”
They did, and
in 24 hours on juices, they said that her hemoglobin count was
over the top end of the scale for a man, not even a woman, and
men’s hemoglobin counts are higher.
I had a man who
had a colon cancer and he basically refused to do anything, but
he said he would stop eating and go on juices. This was early on
in my practice, too. These were learning experiences.
He started on a
multitude of fruit and vegetable juices and, I remember it was
about a month later into his long juice fast, he pooped his
cancer right out. It was 18” long.
flushing and cleansing to organs of the body.
gigantic amounts of enzymes. And a lot of people nowadays are
taking enzymes because of the benefits, but you don’t have to,
they’re in the juices.
heat sensitive, meaning that when you cook food, you destroy all
the enzymes. Now, when you eat that food or juice, it’s okay.
Your body will produce enzymes in order for you to digest that
food. But when your body does that, it can’t do something else.
It has a limited amount of energy.
So, one of the
things that juices do, because they are loaded with enzymes, is
they give your body a vacation.
Most of us live
enzyme-free diets. If all we eat is cooked food, there are no
enzymes in it. By supplying your body with high doses of
enzymes, it gives many of your organs like your pancreas, your
liver, your digestive system a holiday, because they don’t have
to try to manufacture chemicals that are coming in through your
When juicing, it is also
recommended to add some superfoods. Dr Schulze has created a
wonderful superfood that can be ordered from his company, The
American Botanical Pharmacy (800.437.2362),
Note also that Vitamin B-12 is
needed for the proper formation of blood cells. Vitamin B-12 is
found in animal products and nutritional yeast. Some sea vegetables
contain vitamin B-12, but these are vitamin analogs and there is a
bit of a controversy as to whether these analogs are as good as the
actual vitamin or not. Additionally, your good bacteria in your
digestive tract excrete vitamin B-12.
Forty percent of Americans are
deficient in vitamin B-12. They lack it and they cannot absorb it
because they lack intrinsic factor or are taking antacids or they
simply do not produce enough stomach acid. They require sublingual
(under the tongue) forms. One of the best forms of B-12 is
Methylcobalamin (it can rebuild nerve tissue). It is used in
Longevity Plus’s Beyond B-12. You can contact Longevity Plus
(800-580-7587) or go to
www.longevityplus.net to order it. Additionally, NOW Foods has a
B-12 with methylcobalamin.
Because, B vitamins are so
important to a healthy heart, here is a wonderful way to get them
even if your digestive system is not working properly. We got this
from Dr Garry Gordon’s office, passed on to us by his bright and
shining office staff person, Janet Williams, in an email:
The name of the
doctor that recommends a raw egg in organic concord grape juice
is Dr Alexander Beddoe who teaches the Biological Theory of
Ionization which is the nutritional teaching based on Dr Carey
Reams. The reason for suggesting the raw egg in “organic concord
grape juice” (do not use store bought eggs, unless they are
fresh organic ones) is that it stimulates Vitamin B-12 uptake in
the body when it seems to be resistant. “There are enzyme
reactions between the raw egg and the Concord grape juice that
are very valuable. This mixture is the closest thing to a
natural blood transfusion. There are remedial agents that will
feed the liver when almost nothing else will. It has been shown
that the enzymes in the grape juice will kill any bacteria for
people who are concerned about disease. If someone is concerned
about bacteria with the raw egg, they can use 1/8 tsp. of 3%
food grade hydrogen peroxide. However, it is suggested for
people who know they have poor B-12 uptake or have acid pH
ranges.” This is taken from The Biological Ionization in Human
Nutrition written by Alexander F. Beddoe. Yes I believe it would
benefit people who lack intrinsic factor as it goes right into
the blood stream.
Since we first discovered this,
we found that raw egg whites pull biotin from the body. So, if you
are going to make up this little drink, and let me tell you, it's
quite delicious, use just the egg yoke of a healthy, organic egg.
Note: later you will discover
the healing power of Concord grape juice.
Schulze was called Dr Cayenne
for many years because of his penchant for using it in every one of
his herbal remedies. Cayenne pepper purifies your blood and
potentiates (increases the effectiveness of) everything that is
taken with it. It is an antioxidant (contains vitamin C and
beta-carotene) and an anticoagulant. It helps improve circulation
and controls your triglycerides and cholesterol levels.
Pycnogenol® seems to reduce the
risk of phlebitis, helps to build red and white blood cells, and
improves red-blood-cell membrane flexibility. Shark Liver Oil, a
recent addition to many people’s list of supplements also stimulates
and helps form healthy red and white blood cells.
The chief causes of blood
clotting (thrombosis) are injuries to blood vessel linings, blood
disorders that result in thickened blood, and restricted blood flow
(until recently, that is; as you will see shortly).
Obesity seems to be a major
factor in restricting blood flow. Deep vein thrombosis strikes
people with poor circulation: the elderly, bedridden and obese
people. When a clot forms near the surface, it leads to
thrombophlebitis, which causes swelling and inflammation. If you
have varicose veins you are at a particularly high risk for
Clotting can lead to heart
attack and strokes. It’s that simple. Birth control pills have been
linked to blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.
It is thought by many that blood
clotting is most likely to occur in places where the arterial walls
are roughened and constricted by plaques (read on).
Magnesium dilates blood vessels,
aids in the absorption of potassium into cells (to prevent heart
arrhythmia—irregular heart beat), acts as an anticoagulant (blood
thinner), and stops platelet aggregation that can lead to clotting.
Unless specifically instructed by your physician or naturopath,
avoid more than 200mgs of magnesium daily because it can flush your
system of needed minerals.
Women on Tamoxifen should note
that one of the major side effects of this drug is dangerous blood
A small French study linked long
travel to blood clots. Sitting for a long period of time seemed to
increase the likelihood of deep vein thrombosis. So, if you are
traveling for long periods, whether by car or train or plane, stand
and stretch once in a while. Move about. Take a time out for your
Blood clots lead to heart attack
and stroke, so let’s take a look at some supplements that will help:
Garlic helps to block the clotting mechanism. Vitamin B6 and
bromelain (an enzyme from pineapples) both stop platelet
aggregation. Vitamin C helps to decrease the formation of clots.
Study after study after study show that vitamin E cuts the risk of
strokes and yes, the risk of clots. Vitamin E in large doses (800 IU
or greater) will thin your blood as well as anything a physician can
give you and is better for you. (The standard blood thinner Coumadin/Warfarin
is the same active ingredient found in rat poison.)
Curcuma (tumeric) is a cooking
spice that contains a bioflavonoid called curcumin that has been
shown to inhibit platelet aggregation and even reverse
atherosclerotic plaque. Many vitamin and supplement companies make a
curcumin supplement (and it seems to be protective against
Parkinson's disease). Ginkgo too helps decrease the stickiness of
platelets. Ginkgo also helps arteries and veins relax. Two more
things to decrease the formations of clots are green tea and
quercitin, a bioflavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables. [Conquering
Coronary Heart Disease by Ronald G. Waling, NMD Bellevue,
Curcumin Softgels 120 SOFTGELS
Garlic’s allicin (a pungent oil
in garlic) reduces platelet aggregation and is anti-atherosclerotic
(fights plaque on your arteries). If you are going to cook garlic,
crush it or chop it up and let it sit ten minutes before cooking.
Crushing garlic starts the chemical process by which all of the good
chemicals found in garlic are created. Cooking garlic right after
crushing it does not allow enough time for all these healthful
phytochemicals to be generated.
Garlic Oil 250 Sgels
Red clover blossoms contain
coumarins that inhibit the vitamin K clotting factor and thins the
blood. This should be used only with a very chronic condition and
only if under supervision.
We learned from a naturopath
that the best combination of herbal products for your circulation is
capsicum and ginger. Capsicum comes from cayenne and habanero
peppers. It has been used for centuries in stroke and heart
problems. According to the venerable Dr Christopher, a cup of
cayenne pepper tea can stop a heart attack in less than three
minutes. People feeling a stroke coming on have avoided the
onslaught with a teaspoon of cayenne pepper. Capsicum goes to the
heart first and works its way out to the blood vessels. Ginger goes
to the extremities and works its way back to the heart. If you are
juicing, a little ginger in your apple juice or carrot juice or
carrot and apple juice is perfect. An interesting aside: ginger and
capsicum also fight cancer.
If you are going to take
Capsicum in capsule form, please take it only with food. Make it a
lot of food, not just a bite or two.
Now, keep in mind that all of
the above was written before we discovered the following article:
The Real Cause of Most (85%) Heart Attacks and