Friday, November 28, 2008

An Introduction to Ho’oponopono – An Ancient Hawaiian Healing Practice

This is a summary of an article by Dr. Joe Vitale which describes an ancient Hawaiian healing practice called ho’oponopono. A Hawaiian shaman and psychologist, Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, had healed a ward of criminally insane patients – without ever treating them in person. Dr. Hew Len instead, worked on himself, while looking at the patient files. As he worked on himself, patients began to heal.

"After a few months, patients that had to be shackled were being allowed to walk freely. Others who had to be heavily medicated were getting off their medications. And those who had no chance of ever being released were being freed. Not only that, but the staff began to enjoy coming to work. Absenteeism and turnover disappeared. We ended up with more staff than we needed because patients were being released, and all the staff was showing up to work. Today, that ward is closed.”

Dr. Vitale asked Dr. Hew Len, 'What were you doing within yourself that caused those people to change?'

Dr. Hew Len replied, "I was simply healing the part of me that created them.” Dr. Hew Len explained that total responsibility for your life means that everything in your life- simply because it is in your life - is your responsibility. In a literal sense the entire world is your creation. Everything is inside us, according to Dr. Hew Len. If you take complete responsibility for your life, then everything you in any way experience is your responsibility because it is in your life. This means that anything or any person you experience and don't like - is up for you to heal. They don't exist, in a manner of speaking, except as projections from inside you – your experience of them. The problem isn't with them, it's with you, and to change them, you have to change yourself.

So doing ho’oponopono means loving yourself and healing your life. By healing yourself, you can heal others. Here is what Dr. Hew Len said repeatedly when he looked at the patients’ files:

I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you

Dr. Len’s process is called Self I-dentity through ho’oponopono and is a Hawaiian problem solving process which releases toxic memories that show up as problems in our everyday lives. When toxic memories are released, you connect with Zero Limits which means you are guided by inspiration instead of memories replaying. The Ho’oponopono process provides “a step by step approach to achieving peace, balance and a new meaning of life through an understanding of one’s Self-I-dentity.” So, whenever you want to improve anything in your life, look inside you and do it with love. When we are willing to take responsibility and let go, what is right and perfect unfolds. Dr. Vitale and Dr. Len co-authored a book, Zero Limits, a fascinating description of this healing practice.

For Dr. Vitale’s complete article,
go to
To buy his book, go to
For more info on ho’oponopono go to

I was so fascinated by Zero Limits that I went to Dr. Hew Len’s Los Angeles seminar on ho’oponopono in November. More later on this book and on this profound healing method from the seminar! See my January 2009 newsletter, To Your Health.

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Saturday, November 22, 2008

FAQ - Will Water Purification Filters Remove Pharmaceutical Drugs?

Interview with Tim Hickey from

Most water filters have not yet been tested to determine if and to what extent pharmaceuticals will be removed. Also, test results can be misleading. The tests normally often don't indicate how long that level of filtration will last when the filters are put to work.

The filters sold by are designed to remove contaminants, and do so very effectively. This includes not only those contaminants that were identified at some past time, but the new ones showing up in our water. In our standard single-canister kitchen filter there is kdf which removes chemical contaminants and granulated carbon which removes organic contaminants. The drugs found in our water are either one or the other. Some specific additives to the water require additional filtering; that's why we add an extra canister for fluoride or for chloramines or nitrates.

The line of filters we sell at was chosen because we believe it is the best filtration available. In a 2-canister FLUORIDE PLUS kitchen system for example, there is a full 1 1/2 pounds of activated alumina, which is the most we have seen in any brand of filters. In the second canister there is sufficient kdf to remove those contaminants kdf is best for, and there is a full pound of top-quality pre-washed granulated carbon. These amounts are balanced so that you will have effective filtering for a full year.

Question: Have you or anyone tested filters to prove that these filters do remove pharmaceuticals and if so, for how long? I didn't think any filter could do this. If your filters do, I am very excited.

Response from Tim Hickey at Friends Of Water:

I tried in the article to accurately describe the situation and what our filters can and can't do regarding pharmaceuticals. We are not aware of any serious testing yet. So we must be guarded in any claims we make. Granulated carbon will remove a lot of organic contaminants. The carbon doesn’t 'know' if they are drugs or not, it just goes about removing VOCs. Similarly, the kdf will remove a lot of chemical contaminants. Drugs are one or the other. So yes, the filters will remove these things. What we can't know with assurance is how much of everything will be removed. There are far too many variables, in addition to the lack of real testing to this point.

I'll use Ecoli as an example. On average our filters will remove in the area of 90% of it. But that isn't all of it, and we must be very careful about misleading people to think we can assure complete safety. More to the point is that the filters will do a lot, and we would be better off to have the filtering in place.

Source: Friends of Water newsletter, The WaterFall, November 2008

Sources: To Your Health – August 2007:

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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nutritional Causes and Remedies for Dizziness

1) Low blood sugar comes from poor sugar digestion and hypothyroidism. The enzymes for this are Thera-zymes PAN, 2 caps per meal and Adr, 2 caps with meals. Adr is also for dizziness due to low blood sugar. Hypothyroidism requires hormonal balancing with thyroid glandular plus a prothyroid diet.

2) Inner ear problems can cause dizziness. Thera-zyme TRMA is excellent for edema (anywhere including the ears) and infections. Labrynthitis is an inflammation of the inner ear that is often a complication of otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear). The primary symptoms of labrynthitis are vertigo (dizziness), accompanied by hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears) Vertigo occurs because the inner ear controls the sense of balance as well as hearing. Some patients also experience nausea and vomiting and spontaneous eye movements in the direction of the unaffected ear. Bacterial labrynthitis may produce a discharge from the infected ear.

3) Meniere's disease, vertigo and tinnitus are three conditions that are very closely related. While not all tinnitus sufferers experience vertigo, nearly everyone with Meniere's disease experiences severe vertigo, tinnitus, hearing loss and a feeling of fullness in the ears. This can be very frightening and a typical episode can last from two to four hours to more than a day or longer. Meniere's disease is progressive and can result in permanent hearing damage. According to Dr Ray Peat, “Meniere's is a fluid accumulation, caused by different things, including hypothyroidism, but sometimes increasing salt helps it. Tinnitus, besides the thyroid connection, is usually caused by bowel inflammation. Assuming the person isn’t taking estrogen, thyroid with magnesium should fix it.” Food sources of magnesium: coconut water, coffee, organic dark chocolate and many whole organic foods are high in magnesium. Thera-zyme TRMA is good for edema (fluid in the ears or anywhere).

4) Low blood pressure can cause dizziness and fainting. This is triggered or exacerbated by certain drugs, such as diuretics and beta blockers and ACE inhibitors for hypertension, especially if an excess is taken. Thyroid glandulars can normalize blood pressure (up or down). Coleus forskohlii normalizes structure and function in people with high blood pressure.

5) Neck or upper cervical problems (C1 or atlas, C2 and C3) can cause many symptoms including abnormal gate, dizziness sometimes leading to nausea and vomiting, headaches including migraines, hypertension and other health conditions. Chiropractic adjustments are recommended plus Thera-zyme Sym enzyme, 4 caps 3x/d to relieve symptoms and 2 caps 3x/d to hold chiropractic adjustments.

6) Fluoride, in water, toothpastes, black, green and white teas and in commercial foods, can cause dizziness and seizures in susceptible people because of its thyroid inhibiting effects. Sensitive people can get a seizure while taking a hot shower. The remedy is to avoid all sources of fluoride and to get a water purifier that removes fluoride.

Note: this list does not include dizziness caused by many prescription drugs.

Articles: Hypothyroidism, Cardiovascular Problems, Estrogen, Progesterone And Female Problems,

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bottled Water Found Contaminated with Medications, Fertilizer, Disinfection Chemicals

Natural News October 10, 2008

Health Ranger comment: The Environmental Working Group has just released a surprising report on the discovery of numerous chemical contaminants in bottled water. One brand of bottled water caused a 78% increase in the growth of breast cancer cells. Every major brand was contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals. Source: “Bottled Water Found Contaminated with Medications, Fertilizer, Disinfection Chemicals”

The bottled water industry promotes an image of purity, but comprehensive testing by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals a surprising array of chemical contaminants in every bottled water brand analyzed, including toxic byproducts of chlorination in Walmart’s Sam’s Choice and Giant Supermarket's Acadia brands, at levels no different than routinely found in tap water. Several Sam's Choice samples purchased in California exceeded legal limits for bottled water contaminants in that state. Cancer-causing contaminants in bottled water purchased in 5 states (North Carolina, California, Virginia, Delaware and Maryland) and the District of Columbia substantially exceeded the voluntary standards established by the bottled water industry.... more from

Related Articles:

The True Cost of Drinking Bottled Water

FDA approves dental claims on fluoridated bottled water despite natural health warnings,

The Best Bottled Water and Water Drinks by David Wolfe

Pepsi admits Aquafina comes from tap water

Coca-Cola's "Dasani" bottled water under fire from consumer groups over tap water source

Oxygen water performance claims may be full of hot air

Friends Of Water is my favorite water purification company:

Friends of Water
Tim Hickey
14618 Tyler Foote Road #169
Nevada City, CA 95959
(360) 326-8834
(866) 482-6803
The Waterfall Newsletter:

I interviewed Tim Hickey on the bottled water disaster and this information is in To Your Health, August 2007: In this newsletter you will find surprising information on bottled water vs purified water & fluoride removal. An important fact is that there is no way to remove fluoride from your shower but there are good filters that remove everything else. I urge everyone to stop using bottled water and to buy a good water purifier. Doing this will save you lots of money and decrease the incredible contamination of our oceans with plastic that is lethal to marine life.

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Monsanto-Backed State Bill Seeks to Outlaw rBGH-Free Label Claims on Milk Products or Why we Should Buy Only Organic Milk Products from Grass-Fed Cows
Originally published October 10 2008
by David Gutierrez

The Indiana House of Representatives is considering a bill that would prohibit dairy products from being labeled as free of recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH). RBGH, also known as recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), is an artificially synthesized version of the growth hormone that normally occurs in cows. When injected into dairy cows, rBGH vastly increases their milk production. But consumer concerns over the potential health effects of dairy products produced with rBGH have led an increasing number of brands and retailers to advertise their products as "rBGH-free."The synthetic hormone's use is not permitted in the European Union (do they know more than Americans?).

Indiana HB 1300 is meant to prevent the mislabeling of dairy products, according to its author, Rep. Bill Friend. If passed, HB 1300 would prohibit making any claims on dairy labels that cannot be supported by laboratory analysis.Current Indiana rules, along with FDA rules and the rules of all other U.S. states, allow labels to specify that products were produced from cows not treated with rBGH. But if HB 1300 becomes law, makers of rBGH-free milk would have to prove in laboratory tests that their product is different from milk produced with the hormones. RBGH manufacturer Monsanto has repeatedly claimed that "rBGH-free" claims unfairly make consumers believe that milk produced with hormones is different than milk produced without it.

Critics of the bill argue that consumers have overwhelmingly demonstrated that they want hormone-free milk. Major dairy brands Tillamook cheese and Ben & Jerry's ice cream now use rBGH-free milk in their products, as does the U.S. store Starbucks Coffee."[HB 1300] would be a serious infringement on the free speech rights of farmers who want to inform the public about their agricultural practices," said Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food and Water Watch. "Indiana's consumers, like consumers nationally, are rejecting milk made with rBGH and have to be given the basic right to choose the characteristics of the food they buy."

References: The Raw Milk Controversy:,
Genetic Engineering – Frankenfoods And More:

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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Stomach Nutrition for Antacid Users

Antacids (Nexium, Naproxin, Tums, Prilosec, Prevacid, Aciphex, Protonix, Prilosec (etc.): For ulcers, gastritis, GERD (esophageal reflux disease): Because of the lowering or inhibition of stomach acid, these drugs can create a favorable environment for H. pylori, a stomach bacterium that is associated with stomach cancer. In long term animal studies, these drugs caused an increase in stomach cancers and are therefore not recommended for long term use. Additional adverse effects: unusual bleeding or bruising; diarrhea; skin rash or itching; abdominal or stomach pain; increased or decreased appetite; nausea, anxiety; cold or flu-like symptoms; constipation; increased cough; depression; muscle pain; rectal bleeding; male breast enlargement; chest pain; dizziness and other symptoms. Since these antacids lower or inhibit stomach acid, they adversely affect the digestion of protein because there is less acid to convert pepsinogen into pepsin, a proteolytic enzyme that digests protein.

In addition, antacids decrease calcium absorption which also requires a certain amount of acidity for absoption. A Canadian study has confirmed that using drugs to treat reflux enormously increases the chances of having osteoporosis and a hip fracture -- by nearly five times after several years of taking the drugs. Losec, Prevacid, Nexium, Pantoloc and Pariet are the most recent, most powerful, and most problematic of these drugs; but Zantac and other first generation proton-pump inhibitors are only somewhat less dangerous because they are less effective. Source: research article numbers: 18695179, 15729198, 17201221, 15628717; (NaturalNews, 10/10/08 by Russel Johnston),

Calcium (and other important mineral) absorption is also inhibited by consuming soy products (with the exception of soy sauce) so if you have gastric problems and eat soy, you are in trouble!

Stomach nutrition:

People with gastric problems can find relief by avoiding certain starches (carbohydrates) which are: seeds, nuts, beans (except green), wheat, rye and barley. Prolamines - the storage proteins in seeds, nuts and beans have a very similar toxicity to the toxicity of the gluten in grains. The safest grains are rice, corn and oats but not everyone can tolerate these. Heirloom grains (spelt, quinoa, amaranth, kamut, etc.) are also tolerated by some. Potatoes, fruits, fruit juices and carrots are good carbohydrates.

I start with Thera-zyme Stm and add other formulas if more help is needed.

1) Stm – 2 caps per meal and 4 caps anytime needed.

2) Mega Mastica Root – 2 caps in the am and the pm

3) Colostrum Caps – 2 caps 1- 3x/d (anytime) or take the powder, one tsp or more orally daily in juice or water.

4) Aloe vera juice (not gel) - drink alone or with juice or water.

5) Turmeric - useful in people with gallbladder problems who also have gastric problems and can’t tolerate high protease enzymes such as Thera-zymes Bil or HCL. It is for nourishment of the gallbladder, liver, colon, eyes and skin. Turmeric is a mild curry spice that supports normal structure and function for healthy DNA, cardiovascular health and for people who may have skin problems, gallbladder problems, and weak vision. It is a COX inhibitor (inhibits free radicals, like aspirin), and provides a gentle liver and colon detox. Try 1 cap 2-3x/d with food.

Articles: Stomach Nutrition

Products: Thera-zyme Stm,
Colostrum Caps ,
Colostrum Powder ,
Turmeric Force

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Update on Gardasil, the HPV vaccine

According to the CDC, more than 6 million American women contract the human papilloma virus (HPV) annually, yet cervical cancer claims less than 3,900 women. In the U.K., cervical cancer claims a mere 400 lives per year. Your risk of dying from cervical cancer is very low because your immune system is usually strong enough to clear up this kind of infection on its own, and does so in more than 90 percent of all cases. The CDC even admits to this fact on their website.

WHY is the HPV vaccine being promoted when:

1) It prevents a type of cancer that is very rare to begin with.

2) It protects against a virus that, 98 percent of the time, is not the cause of cervical cancer

3) According to a New England Journal of Medicine study, the use of condoms reduces the incidence of HPV by 70 percent, offering FAR better protection than Gardasil.

4) It is promoted to girls years before becoming sexually active, even though the vaccine may only offer about three years worth of protection.

5) It prevents just 4 out of more than 100 strains of HPV; all of which your body can clear up on its own in 90 percent of all cases anyway.

6) It has NOT been proven safe. No one knows if it can cause cancer or infertility, for example.

7) And why would the feds go so far as to add Gardasil to the list of vaccinations that all female immigrants ages 11 to 26 MUST get before they can obtain a green card?

The federal government's Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) has received over 9,000 reports of problems since the vaccine's introduction in 2006, which include at least 28 spontaneous abortions, and 27 deaths. Gardasil contains Polysorbate-80 – a surfactant used in pharmacology to deliver certain drugs or chemical agents across the blood-brain barrier -- which has been linked to infertility in mice. Researchers Gajdova found that administration of Polysorbate-80 decreased the weight of the uterus and ovaries, and caused chronic estrogenic stimulation. The ovaries of the mice were also without corpora lutea (a progesterone-secreting endocrine tissue that forms immediately after ovulation) and had degenerative follicles.
Gardasil also contains L-histadine, and histamines have been found to increase clot production five-fold when combined with surfactants! (L-histidine can also pass through your placental wall to your fetus.) A lab report, Surfactants Attenuate Gas Embolism-induced Thrombin Production used surfactants like Perftoran, not Polysorbate-80, in their trials, but could Polysorbate-80 have a similar effect? Could this explain why death from blood clots within hours or days is the most common form of death after receiving Gardasil?

· The HPV Vaccine: Preventive Care or Human Sacrifice?
· Thousands Have Gotten Sick from Gardasil HPV Vaccine
Why Use Vaccine for HPV When Green Tea Works?

Source: October 25, 2008 - Issue 1178

Reference: see my Blog #1

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