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Attack Cancer With Essiac

EssiacThese herbs work synergistically to fight cancer cells: Burdock Root, Sheep Sorrel, Slippery Elm, Turkey Rhubarb Root, and Echinacea.

Burdock is used as a diuretic, diaphoretic, a blood purifying agent, and contains  essential fatty acids.

Sheep Sorrel is used for reducing sudden and ongoing pain and swelling (inflammation).  For treating bacterial infections, and for increasing urine flow (as a diuretic).

Slippery Elm is soothing to the digestive tract and help maintain normal elimination. This bark contains mucilage, which becomes slippery and soothing to irritated tissues when wet.

Turkey Rhubarb Root is used to treat stubborn infections.  It has purgative effects, as well as its ability to suppress feverish conditions.  It is a means to cure stomach ailments and as a “cathartic” (an agent used to relieve severe constipation).  It has astringent capabilities (as well as a strong laxative); serves antibacterial use in its ability to treat” toothaches, shingles, fevers, hypertension, burns, acute appendicitis, acute infectious hepatitis, conjunctivitis, swelling and pain of gums, and sores of the mouth and tongue.

Echinacea  is well known for its antimicrobial properties.  It can cut the chances of catching a cold by more than half, and shorten the duration of a cold.

Purchase your own Essiac available in two forms:

Essiac Capsules

Essiac Tincture

Why You’re Exercising All Wrong: You Just Need 30 Minutes a Week

exerciseWhen I read this article: Why You’re Exercising All Wrong (and Just Need 30 Minutes a Week, Seriously) It had me wondering so I visited the link and listened to the video. It has some merit – my suggestions is use caution and don’t over due it at first – work you way up to what they suggest.

for: full article and video available

How often have you wanted to slim down, but been discouraged before you even started? All that sweaty effort and those endless hours plodding away on the elliptical machine or treadmill are, unsurprisingly, the biggest turn-off when it comes to getting into shape. But it turns out that you’re actually spending more time than you need to. Yep, researchers have discovered that workout sessions lasting just 10 minutes, performed three times a week, can (and will) transform your body for the better.

Vitamin E Research

VitaminEThere have been several clinical test done with double blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials with vitamin E and here are some of the results:

  1. Neuro Protection – not only does vitamin E prevent stroke induced injuries, treatment effects recovery of dying neurons.
  2. Cholesterol Maintenance – those that 300mg for 6mo had a significant reduction in LDL levels.
  3. Arterial Compliance – arterial stiffness is a predicted of a cardiovascular event. After 2 months of supplementation there was a reduced arterial stiffness in healthy adults.
  4. Improvement of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver disease (NAFLD) – after taking vitamin E 3 x a day for 3 months there was improvement in this liver condition including a decrease in liver stiffness.

Much of the info for this post is taken from the Carotec Health Report

Purchase your own: Vitamin E


EchinaceaCommonly called coneflowers are drought-tolerant perennial plants.
Echinacea can cut the chances of catching a cold by more than half, and shorten the duration of a cold.

Three of the components of Echinacea responsible for its immune-enhancing effects: polysaccharides, alkylamides and cichoric acid.

Echinacea was one of the basic antimicrobial herbs.

See our: Natural Antibiotic Product

Purchase: Echinacea

Eye Repair

eye brightWe have a Product: Eye Repair

Did a little homework on the herbs in it and here is what we found:

Brazilian Pepper Tree: Brazilian pepper is a sprawling shrub or small tree. It is widely grown as an ornamental plant in frost-free regions. Used for: kills bacteria, relieves pain, kills fungi, kills Candida yeast, & reduces inflammation.

Bilberry is any of several species of low-growing shrubs, bearing edible berries. Bilberries are distinct from blueberries but closely related to them. Bilberries are recognized as a good source of flavonoids, some of which have antioxidant activity. Often associated with improvement of night vision.

White Pine Bark: known commonly as Whitebark Pine, Pitch Pine, Scrub Pine, and Creeping Pine[2] occurs in the mountains of the Western United States and Canada. Old and trusted remedy for colds and flu. It helps loosen and expel phlegm from the respiratory tract. It is said to increase circulation & provide a high degree of antioxidant capacity.

Eyebright:  The common name refers to the plant’s use in treating eye infections. Also claiming that it strengthened the brain. It was also used to treat bad memory and vertigo in times past. Herbalists use eyebright for the redness, swelling, and visual disturbances caused by blepharitis and conjunctivitis. The herb is also used for eyestrain and to relieve inflammation caused by colds, coughs, sinus infections, sore throats and hay fever.

Purchase: Eye Repair

Enzymes / Nutritionals

What Are Enzymes?


  • Enzymes are proteins – Like other proteins, enzymes consist of long chains of amino acids held together by peptide bonds. they are present in all living cells, where they perform a vital function by controlling the metabolic processes whereby nutrients are converted into energy and fresh cell material. Furthermore, enzymes take part in the breakdown of food materials into simpler compounds. Some of the best know enzymes are those found in the digestive tract where pepsin, trypsin and peptides break down proteins into amino acids, lipase split fats into glycerol and fatty acids, and amylase break down starch into simple sugars.