Oxygen and Cancer: Low Oxygen Levels Breed Cancer…
Increasing Cellular Oxygen Levels Kills Cancerous Cells
Cancer and Oxygen – pO2 levels and tumors
Cancer and Oxygen — pO2 levels (partial pressure of oxygen) in a tumor
The link between oxygen and cancer is clear. In fact, an underlying cause of cancer is low cellular oxygenation levels.
In newly formed cells, low levels of oxygen damage respiration enzymes so that the cells cannot produce energy using oxygen. These cells can then turn cancerous.
In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer is caused by a lack of oxygen respiration in cells. He stated in an article titled “The Prime Cause and Prevention of Cancer… the cause of cancer is no longer a mystery, we know it occurs whenever any cell is denied 60% of its oxygen requirements…”
“Cancer, above all other diseases, has countless secondary causes. But, even for cancer, there is only one primary cause. Summarized in a few words, the prime cause of cancer is the replacement of the respiration of oxygen in normal body cells by a fermentation of sugar. All normal body cells meet their energy needs by respiration of oxygen, whereas cancer cells meet their energy needs in great part by fermentation. All normal body cells are thus obligate aerobes, whereas all cancer cells are partial anaerobes.”
Poor oxygenation comes from a buildup of carcinogens and other toxins within and around cells, which blocks and then damages the cellular oxygen respiration mechanism. Clumping up of red blood cells slows down the bloodstream, and restricts flow into capillaries. This also causes poor oxygenation. Even lack of the proper building blocks for cell walls, Omega 3 essential fatty acids, restricts oxygen exchange.
Warburg and other scientists found that the respiratory enzymes in cells, which make energy aerobically using oxygen, die when cellular oxygen levels drop to.
When the mitochondrial enzymes get destroyed, they’re host cell can no longer produce all its energy using oxygen. So, if the cell is to live, it must, to some degree, ferment sugar to produce energy. For a short period of time, like when running a race, this anaerobic fermentation of sugar is okay. Your legs build up lactic acid from this fermentation process and burn, and you stop running. Then your cells recover and produce energy using oxygen. However the problem comes when your cells cannot produce energy using oxygen because of this damage to the respiratory enzymes. Then they must produce energy primarily by fermentation most of the time. This is what can cause a cell to turn cancerous.
According to Warburg, cells that produce energy by fermenting sugars may turn cancerous. Warburg’s contention is this…
The cells that cannot produce energy aerobically, cannot produce enough energy to maintain their ability to function properly. So they lose their ability to do whatever they need to do in the body.
Fermentation allows these cells to survive, but they can no longer perform any functions in the body or communicate effectively with the body. Consequently, these cells can only multiply and grow. And may become cancerous. Or perhaps it would be more accurate to say, they degrade into cancer cells that no longer serve your body, but live to survive…
Decades ago, two researchers at the National Cancer Institute, Dean Burn and Mark Woods, (Dean translated some of Warburg’s speeches) conducted a series of experiments where they measured the fermentation rate of cancers that grew at different speeds. What they found supported Dr. Warburg’s theory.
The cancers with the highest growth rates had the highest fermentation rates. The slower a cancer grew, the less it used fermentation to produce energy.
Naturally Warburg’s contention about oxygen and cancer was challenged and tested by other scientists.
Some researchers claimed his theory was not valid after they had measured a particularly slow growing cancer, and found no fermentation at all. And if cancer could grow with no fermentation, then fermentation, or lack of oxygen respiration, was not the cause of cancer. Dean Burn and Mark Woods checked those results.
Using more sophisticated equipment, they determined that the equipment these researchers used to measure fermentation levels was not accurate enough to detect fermentation at low levels. Their testing, using newer and more accurate equipment, showed that even in those very slow growing cancer cells, fermentation was still taking place, at very low levels.
Pietro Gullino, also at the National Cancer Institute, devised a test which showed that this slow growing cancer always produced fermentation lactic acid. Silvio Fiala, a biochemist from the University of Southern California, also confirmed that this slow growing cancer produced lactic acid, and that it’s oxygen respiration was reduced.
Further research into Warburg’s theory showed that when oxygen levels were turned down, cells began to produce energy anaerobically. They ultimately became cancerous when levels went low enough. It took a reduction of 35% in oxygen levels for this to happen.
- B. Kizer, a biochemist and physicist at Gungnir Research in Portsmith, Ohio explains, “Since Warburg’s discovery, this difference in respiration has remained the most fundamental (and some say, only) physiological difference consistently found between normal and cancer cells. Using cell culture studies, I decided to examine the differential responses of normal and cancer cells to changes in the oxygen environment.
“The results that I found were rather remarkable. I found that… “High 02 tensions were lethal to cancer tissue, 95 percent being very toxic, whereas in general, normal tissues were not harmed by high oxygen tensions. Indeed, some normal tissues were found to require high 02 tensions. It does seem to demonstrate the possibility that if the 02 tensions in cancer tissues can be elevated, then the cancer tissue may be able to be killed selectively, as it seems that the cancer cells are incapable of handling the 02 in a high 02 environment.”
Low oxygen levels in cells may be a fundamental cause of cancer. There are several reasons cells become poorly oxygenated. An overload of toxins clogging up the cells, poor quality cell walls that don’t allow nutrients into the cells, the lack of nutrients needed for respiration, poor circulation and perhaps even low levels of oxygen in the air we breathe.
Cancer cells produce excess lactic acid as they ferment energy. Lactic acid is toxic, and tends to prevent the transport of oxygen into neighboring normal cells. Over time as these cells replicate, the cancer may spread if not destroyed by the immune system.
Chemotherapy and radiation are used because cancer cells are weaker than normal cells and therefore may die first.
However, chemo and radiation damage respiratory enzymes in healthy cells, and overload them with toxins, so they become more likely to develop into cancer. The underlying cancer causing conditions are worsened, not improved. And the cancer usually returns quickly a second time unless you make changes to support the health of your body.
The implication of this research is that an effective way to support the body’s fight against cancer would be to get as much oxygen as you can into healthy cells, and improving their ability to utilize oxygen. Raising the oxygen levels of normal cells would help prevent them from becoming cancerous.
And increasing oxygen levels in cancer cells to high levels could help kill those cancer cells.
A nurse who works in medical research said, “It’s so simple. I don’t know why I never thought of it before. When we’re working with cell cultures in the lab, if we want the cells to mutate, we turn down the oxygen. To stop them, we turn the oxygen back up.”
Ma Lan, MD and Joel Wallach DVD, point out that one type of white blood cells kills cancer cells by injecting oxygen creating hydrogen peroxide into the cells.
It is not easy to get additional oxygen into cells. Most approaches don’t work well. Breathing oxygen is still limited by the amount of hemoglobin available, and pH levels. Dr. Whittaker points out, quite rightly, that liquid oxygen supplements that release oxygen into the blood, which most of them only do, can’t get oxygen into the cells.
He explains that a delivery mechanism is needed to transport oxygen into cells. And though the typical oxygen supplement gets oxygen into the blood, that doesn’t mean it gets into the cells.
There are several ways to significantly increase oxygen levels in your cells so that you can kill cancer cells and also prevent them from spreading. The most effective way is to take an oxygen supplement that will literally produce much more oxygen in your cells. We will first cover these supplements in the section below.
You can also increase the efficiency of the mitochondria, enabling it to utilize the oxygen to create energy aerobically. The mitochondria that become damaged by lack of oxygen cannot produce energy using oxygen, leading to the development of cancerous cells.
And finally, you can enhance circulation so that more oxygen and vital nutrients get to your cells. By increasing oxygen in your cells, and its utilization, you will go a long way towards eliminating cancer. In fact our new top suggestion in this field may be the best cancer fighting supplement there is. Let’s start by talking about oxygenating supplements. They are not all created equal.
Researchers have been discovering that cancer cells can use several mechanisms to hide out from the immune system, to cloak themselves so that the immune system cells that are supposed to kill the cancer cells — can’t identify them as cancer cells. These mechanisms are a major reason cancer is able to spread throughout the body and are not just destroyed by the immune system. There are numerous ways this happens.
Cancers hiding from our immune system
- Some cancer cells alter the DNA histone codes of chromatin proteins in such a way that it causes removal of the molecular tags on them so that the Natural Killer and other T cells are no longer able to recognize that they are cancer cells.
- Sometimes cancer cells turn down the immune system response by encouraging the production of suppressor T cells such as cytokine TGF-B which suppress the activity of cytotoxic T cells such as macrophages and lymphocytes that attack cancer cells.
- In response to chemotherapy, some cancer cells may migrate to and enter the thymus, the organ that produces immune system components. Once there they trick the thymus to coating them with chemicals that protect immature cells from toxins, thus helping to protect them from the chemotherapy.
- Some tumors secret a protein that is normally present in healthy lymph nodes. A protein that attracts T cells and programs them to perform vital immune functions. By doing so the outer layer of the tumor appears to be lymphoid-like tissue. This outer layer then attracts and re-programs T cells to recognize the tumor as friend, not foe, resulting in a tumor that goes undetected by the immune system.
- Researchers found that pancreatic tumors can express a protein called GM-CSF which recruits immature immune cells to the areas surrounding the tumor and causes them to mature into myeloid-derived immune system suppressor cells.
- Researchers at the Kimmel Cancer Hospital discovered that another protein, IDO, is produced by pancreatic and other cancer cells that have gone to the lymph nodes. This helps them avoid detection as IDO shuts off tryptophan production in T-cell. This puts them in a resting state, and recruits a different type of immune cell called T-regulatory cells, which inhibit the immune system response against cancer cells.
- Researchers at the London Regional Cancer Program describe the action of IDO somewhat differently. They say that IDO is like a shield cancer cells hide behind so the immune system can’t see them and can’t kill them. Dendritic cells command T-cells, and those directions become muddied so long as IDO is present. Problem is, dendritic cells produce IDO. “If you can stop cancer cells from making IDO, knocking the shields out of their hand, and if you can tell the dendritic cells to stop making IDO, they’ll shout more loudly to the immune system as to exactly what it is about the cancer cells they need to recognize and kill. So we’re trying to get rid of IDO,” says one of the lead researchers, James Koropatnick.
- Stanford researchers found that a protein, CD47, can be highly expressed in leukemia stem cells. It protects them from macrophages by binding to a molecule on the macrophage’s surface — essentially telling them that the leukemia stem cells are friendly cells. Macrophages are immune system cells responsible for killing cancer cells.
- Expression of molecules such as TAA, HLA class I molecules or antigen processing machinery components (APM) is often down-regulated or altered in tumor cells. This enables the tumors to hide from tumor-specific T cells.
- Tumor caused down-regulation or mutation in the p53 protein and TAP1 and TAP2 proteins results in loss of recognition of tumors by tumor-specific T cells.
- Immune suppressor cells such as CD4+CD25+ T cells have been found accumulate at tumor sites.
Pineal gland produces melatonin, a strong cancer fighter
The pineal gland is located at the center of the head and has long been associated with the intake of light energy into the body. Among its many functions is the production of melatonin. Research has shown that melatonin is a strong cancer fighter. The reason this is so is that melatonin has a powerful regulatory effect on the immune system.
A poorly functioning pineal gland producing not enough melatonin will in effect result in a poorly functioning immune system.
In addition the pineal gland helps control immune system response as there is a communication feedback loop between the pineal gland and the immune system.
It also influences the immune system through its association with the thymus gland. A poorly function pineal gland results in a small, poorly functioning thymus gland. The thymus gland is a primary gland for producing immune system cells.
Organic Black Cumin Oil
(Nigella sativa) – GRAS – The Prophet Mohammed declared : “Black cumin heals every disease except for death.” It has been used as a digestive aid, an effective medicine for colds, headaches, toothaches, and infections. Because of its complex chemical structure (more than one hundred active ingredients) it has positive effects on the respiratory, circulatory, digestive, immune, and urinary systems. Recent research has verified claims that it strengthens and stabilizes the immune system and is effective in the treatment of asthma, allergies, and other immune disorders as well as numerous skin conditions ranging from acne and Rosacea to psoriasis. Black cumin has helped with bronchial spasm, spasmodic coughs, muscle pain, osteo & rheumatoid arthritis, the accumulation of fluids or toxins, poor circulation, lymphatic congestion, mumps, glandular swelling, colic, dyspepsia, flatulence, colitis, colic, indigestion, constipation, frigidity, debility, migraine, tiredness, nervous exhaustion, insomnia, lethargy. May be useful in hepatitis, hypothyroidism, normalizing menstrual cycles, and testicular inflammation.
Organic Clary Sage Oil
(Salvia sclarea) Has been known to be beneficial in regulating cells, hormonal imbalance, menopause problems, PMS, menstrual cramps (minimizes the pain), itching and irritation of herpes. Also candida outbreaks, infections, exhaustion, nerves, mental strain, hostility, strengthening the immune system, sore throat, bronchitis, cholesterol, debility, hemorrhoids, frigidity, last stages of labor (may intensify contractions), seborrhea, hair loss, scalp massage and acne (may be extremely good for skin). Also blood pressure, childbirth (may get contractions going), antispasmodic (may soothe asthma attacks), sedative, claustrophobia, hyperactivity, nightmares. In mid-life crisis it may exert a balancing influence. Use in times of personal challenges or change, especially external stress and pressure.
Aromatic Influence: Very calming, may enhance the dream state and bring about a feeling of euphoria.
Wild Frankincense Oil
GRAS – Frankincense is beneficial for anti-catarrhal, anti-tumor, anti-depressant, tension, tuberculosis, an incredible immune system builder, digestive disorders, asthma, bronchitis, lymph congestion, skin ulcers, blemishes, dry and mature complexions, scars, smoothes out wrinkles, antiseptic tonic to all skin, and balances oily skin. Assists laryngitis, colds, flu, fevers, anxiety, nightmares, fear of the future, nervous tension and stress-related conditions, infections and inflammations, leprosy, reproductive and urinary difficulties. Also tone uterus and relieve uterine hemorrhaging and heavy menstrual flow, ease labor pains, and decrease postnatal depression. A diluted blend of this oil rubbed into the abdomen regularly during pregnancy may prevent stretch marks. May fortify the mind, assist indecision and eliminating blocked personal growth. Contains sesquiterpenes, which enable it to go beyond the blood brain barrier to assist in increasing oxygen around the pineal and pituitary glands.
Aromatic Influences: Recognized for increasing spiritual awareness and meditation. May heal emotional wounds, stabilize and centers the emotions and focuses energy. Slows breathing, producing calm, soothing, elevated mental state, bringing peace, strengthens beliefs, eternal divine connection, cleans aura and psychic planes.
Organic Ginger Root Oil
(Zingiber officinale) – GRAS – Beneficial for bruises, sores, carbuncles, regulates moisture, catarrh, chronic bronchitis, congestion, cough, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, swollen glands and dries excess mucus. It also may reduce the drainage of a runny nose and ease respiratory infection. Assists with memory, digestion, arthritis, muscular aches and pains, fatigue, poor circulation, rheumatism, sprains, strains, diarrhea, sinusitis, cramps, colic, loss of appetite, gas, nausea, motion sickness, morning sickness, chills, colds, flu, fever, infectious and contagious disease, nervous exhaustion, tiredness, broken bones, and alcoholism. Stimulating but grounding, warms cold flat emotions, sharpens senses (psychic sponge) use for over sensitivity, and protection.
Aromatic Influences: Enhance physical energy, money and courage. It sharpens the senses, improve memory and assists in recall.
Wild Juniper Berry Oil
(Juniperus communis) – GRAS – Has helped in detoxifying and cleaning, dermatitis, psoriasis (any kind of skin inflammation), skin ulcers, oily complexions, skin toner, acne, eczema, antiseptic, hair loss, hemorrhoids, obesity, liver, kidney, urinary infections, and bladder problems. It has been burned in many parts of the world to fight the spread of plagues, epidemics, and contagious disease. Benefits ulcers, respiratory problems, arthritis, bruises, infections, coughs, diuretic, and cellulite, obesity, regulating menstrual cycle, cramps and rheumatism. A local stimulant makes it a good oil to use in a massage. Used for anxiety, stress, nervous tension, clearing mental clutter and confusion, revives exhausted emotions, neutralizing negative emotions and imparting a feeling of emotional cleanliness and purity.
Aromatic Influences: Health, love, and peace. Clears negative energy from the room and good to use before meditation.
Organic Lemon Oil
(Citrus limonum) – GRAS – The pressed peel always contains more therapeutic properties but it has a short shelf life of about three years. Aids digestive problems, cleansing of the lymphatic system, mouth ulcers, herpes, stimulating to the brain, clears thought, aids concentration, fever reduction, infectious diseases, colds, throat infection, asthma, anemia, heart-burn, varicose veins, tightens blood vessels, gout, rheumatism, uterine infections and intestinal parasites. Beneficial for an air disinfectant, the immune system (may stimulate red and white blood cell formation), acne, brittle nails, boils, corns, gland stimulation and purification, warts, arthritis, cellulitis, nervous conditions, high blood pressure, nosebleeds (stops bleeding), obesity (congestion), poor circulation, rheumatism, gallstones, bronchitis, dyspepsia and flu. Also debility, anxiety, astringent, antiseptic, anti-infectious, antibacterial, blood thinner, emotional clarity, apathy, awareness, bringing joy, relieving touchiness, grudges, resentment, concentration and focus.
Aromatic Influences: Are health, healing, physical energy and purification. Promotes spiritual and psychic awareness, promotes connection between spirit (consciousness) and soul, use for conflict in thoughts and intellect. Excellent made into an herb tea sweetened with Stevia or Honey.
Organic Peppermint Oil
GRAS – Benefits the respiratory system, opens the sensory system, for stimulation, strengthening, shock, fever, headache, migraine, antiseptic, throat infection, colds and flu. Beneficial for asthma, bronchitis, itchy skin, anti-spasmodic, inflammation, swelling, sinuses, anti-bacterial, jet lag, chronic fatigue syndrome, colic, cramp, fatigue, nervous stress, vertigo, toothache, acne, ringworm, heartburn, diarrhea, indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, halitosis, varicose veins, arthritis, menstrual regularity, hot flashes, liver problems, dispels pride, inferiority. It mixes well with almost all oils.
Aromatic Influences: Purification and the conscious mind, energize and relieves mental fatigue, increases alertness, improves concentration, reduces fevers.
Immune Boosting Mushroom Extracts
Agaricus Blazei (Hime matsutake)
In Japan, Agaricus Blazei was found to eliminate all cancerous tumors in 90% of the experimental mice. Additionally, when the mice were fed Agaricus Blazei as a preventative and then injected with a very powerful cancer causing agent (Sarcoma 180), 99.4% of them showed no tumor growth.
Agaricus Blazei – Immune Stimulant
1- Anti-tumor effect: Polysaccharides including beta and protein glucan decrease and control cancerous cell proliferation.
2- Cancer inhibition effect: Steroids, nucleic acids, lipids and lectins restrain cancerous cell multiplication.
3- Anti-cancer and metastasis inhibition effect: Agaricus blazei prevents normal cells from becoming cancerous cells. The mushroom shows a remarkable cancer prevention rate of 99.4%.
4- Reducing blood sugar: The mushroom is effective in fighting diabetes.
5- Controlling blood pressure: It lowers cholesterol level and eases arteriosclerosis.
Tsi-Ahga is a Native American Sacramental Medicine derived from Conks that grow on certain cone-bearing trees. The 3-beta-D-glucans which make up part of the cellular structure of these Conks cause a pan-systemic modulation of T-Cells, Macrophages and Neutrophil White Blood Cells, when ingested. In fact, it has been established that the number and viability of these particular cells is increased by as much as 4000% within 20 hours after taking Tsi-Ahga! Macrophages and Neutrophils are the two cells upon which all other Immune Cells depend. You can have many viable B-Cells and T-Cells, but they will not be effective without the programming provided by these “Communicator” cells. Tsi-Ahga also contains bitter triterpene compounds that support the thymus and spleen (essential to insuring that immune cells are properly programmed), anti-tumor polysaccharides, blood pressure-reducing angiotensin re-uptake inhibitors, and perhaps the highest source of germanium in nature. Germanium is an oxygen catalyst and one of the most powerful free-radical scavengers found in nature.
Cordyceps sinensis, known to the Chinese as “DongChongXiaCao” and to the Japanese as “Tochukaso” has been used in medicine for a very long time. The first known written record of this herbal medicine was in the Ben-Cao-Cong-Xin (New Compilation of Materia Medica) by the author Wu-Yiluo. Written around the year 1757 AD during the Qing Dynasty, this early medical text lists the traditional usage of Cordyceps as going to the Lung and Kidney meridian and being useful as a “Lung Protectorate”, for “Kidney Improvement” and as a “Yin/Yang double invigorant”. Cordyceps in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was and usually still is prepared by cooking the whole fruit body combination in chicken or duck soup. It has been used this way for the treatment of many conditions, such as respiratory diseases, renal dysfunction, hyperlipidemia and hyperglycemia.( Zhou, Halpern and Jones, 1998  )
Ganoderma Lucidum (Reishi)
Reishi mushrooms have a history dating back over 4000 years when they were considered to be a ‘superior herb that improved health, resistance, longevity, energy and memory. Asian rulers would sent out envoys to seek out old plum trees and there, growing out of the trunk on three out of every ten thousand trees, was the ganoderma lucidum, the reishi mushroom. The Japanese gave it the name Reishi or Mannetake meaning ‘10,000 year mushroom’ and in China and Korea it is known as Ling Chu or Ling Zhi, the ‘mushrooms of immortality’ and ‘the resurrection plant'(3). Many cultures embraced Reishi’s benefits; the Romans considered mushrooms to be ‘the food of the Gods’, the Egyptians believed them to be ‘a gift from Osiris’ and the Chinese thought of them as ‘the elixir of life’.
The benefits of Reishi mushrooms have been recorded throughout time, appearing in written documents as far back as the Han Dynasty (206B.C. – 8 A.D.). In these documents Reishi was associated with happiness, a good future, good health, longevity and living among the immortals. Reishi was so entrenched as a panacea in ancient Chinese culture that it is the focus of a Chinese fairy tale, “The White Snake.” In this fairy tale the heroine, in an attempt to save her lover’s life, tries to steal a Reishi plant from the Gods.(4)
The scientific community did not start to investigate the therapeutic properties of mushrooms until the late 1960s. One of the fundamental problems with Reishi research was that before the Japanese initiated commercial cultivation of the mushroom in the early 1970’s, there was not enough standardized Reishi to conduct experimental evaluation of the properties. Fortunately, scientific research has discovered plentiful health benefits that corroborate the centuries of intrigue by ancient Asian royalty.
(1) Samorini G. New data on the ethnomycology of psychoactive mushrooms. International Journal of Medicinal Mushrooms. 2001; 3, 257-278.
(2) Hobbs C. Medicinal mushrooms: an exploitation of traditional healing and culture. Santa Cruz. Botanica Press. 1995.
(3) Shiao M S, Lee K R, Lin L J and Wang C T. Natural products and biological activities of the Chinese medical fungus, Ganoderma lucidum. In Ho C T, Osawa T, Huang M T and Rosen R T. Food phytochemicals for cancer prevention II: Teas, spices and herbs. American Chemical Society. Washington, D.C. 1994; p.342-354.
(4) Sing W S. Red Reishi. World Health Publishing Inc. Vancouver. 2003; p12.
Grifola frondosa (Maitake)
Prof. Dr. Hiroaki Nanba (professor in the Department of Microbial Chemistry of Kobe Pharmaceutical University in Kobe, Japan, in answering the question – Which diseases can be alleviated with the help of Maitake says: “Maitake can not only prevent the development of cancer, but also be used in the treatment of cancer and other serious diseases, such as AIDS and hepatitis. Maitake stimulates the immune system and therefore it is also able to reduce several side-effects of chemotherapy. There exists an astonishing synergistic effect between chemo and Maitake. The mushroom is as effective in the treatment of high blood pressure and diabetes.”
Its antiviral effects against the HIV (AIDS) have been confirmed by the US National Cancer Institute. Research studies – for example by the National Health Department of Japan – have shown that by using Maitake D-fraction the killing of helper-T cells by the HIV could be prevented up to 97% in vitro. According to this, one could assume that the development from HIV infection to AIDS could be either prevented completely or at least be slowed down considerably.
In a clinical trial with 165 patients at the age of 25-65 years with different advanced cancer diseases either a tumor regression or significant symptomatic improvements could be achieved with Maitake d-fraction in 73% of patients with breast cancer, 67% of patients with lung cancer and 47% of patients with liver cancer. In those cases in which Maitake extract was used in combination with chemotherapy the effects improved by 12%-28%. In cases of breast, prostate, lung and liver cancer significant effectiveness was evident; whereas in terms of bones and gastric cancer as well as of leukemia the extracts were not that effective.
Stress Defense Herbs
Wildcrafted Pau d’Arco (Dried)
Pau d’Arco is a natural herb retrieved from the inner bark of the Tabebuia Avellanedae or Tabebuia Impetiginosa, known as taheebo. The taheebo tree is grown predominantly in Central and South America, but may also be cultivated in southern Florida. Pau d’Arco, also known as ipe roxo or sometimes lapacho (its derivative), has been used for centuries by the indio tribes of South America, as well as the ancient Incas and Aztecs.
Pau d’Arco tea or tincture concoctions have had beneficial effects for the immune system and cancer victims, anywhere from alleviation of chemotherapy symptoms to complete remission of tumors. An article published by Dr. Daniel B. Mowrey on Pau d’Arco stated that “who Lapacho has produced clinical anti-cancer effects without side effects.” This taheebo tea has been helpful to many.
Candida Albicans, a fungus which causes yeast infections, has also been treated by the Pau d’Arco herb. Clinical studies also showed strong in vitro activity against various other bacteria, fungi and yeast, including: Aspergillus, Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus, Helicobacter pylori (common cause of stomach ulcers), Bucella, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and dysentery.
Antiviral properties have been displayed in vitro by Pau d’Arco against viruses such as: herpes I and II, influenza, polio virus and vesicular stomatitis virus.
Pau d’Arco is also confirmed as being an anti parasitic against various parasites, including: malaria, schistosoma, and trypanosoma. Additionally, the herb has even demonstrated usefulness as an anti-inflammatory.
Pau d’Arco bark has active principles, mainly lapachol, quercetin and other flavonoids. Once the Pau d’Arco inner bark is dried and shredded it can be made into a tea which has a slight bitter or sour taste, and is brownish-colored. This herbal tea is used by many during the cold and flu season, and is a remedy for smoker’s cough.
Another medicinal use of Pau d’Arco is as an expectorant: to promote “coughing up” by the lungs to free deeply embedded mucus and contaminates.
Ginger (Fresh Extract and oil)
There is a wide range of benefits of ginger such as helping with nausea, digestive problems, circulation and arthritis. Nausea caused during pregnancy or by traveling is one of the benefits of ginger root. Ginger is also known to have the ability to calm an upset stomach and to promote the flow of bile. Stomach cramps can be eased and circulation can also be improved. Ginger supports a healthy cardiovascular system by making platelets less sticky, which in turn reduces circulatory problems.
Ginger oil used for massage can help relieve painful arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger is often included in many herbal decongestants and can help to minimize the symptoms of respiratory conditions, colds and allergies.
Chicory Root (Roasted)
Some of the benefits you will find in chicory root includes its ability to decrease the levels of serum LDL cholesterol in the blood. It also contains vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants. Chicory root also helps promote optimal blood sugar levels and increases stool bulk and consistency. It provides soluble fiber, which helps improve digestion. Another benefit is the ability to build your body’s resistance to gallstones and liver stones. By increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body.
Chicory Root has diuretic properties that provide protection for the urinary tract system and kidneys. Toxins are removed and the cleansing of the body is stimulated because of an increase in urine flow. Other benefits include indigestion relief, and relief from diarrhea and gastritis.
Gentian Root (Dried)
Gentian is used as a liver tonic, to treat loss of appetite, digestive problems, flatulence and insufficient production of gastric juices and saliva. It stimulates the taste buds and promotes the flow of saliva, gastric juices and bile as a reflex via the nervus vagus. Furthermore it can be used in cases of anorexia and is also an ingredient of homeopathic medicine. It is used in the making of liquors and schnapps and is a key ingredient of Angostura bitters.
Blood and Oxygen
For reasons we’re still not sure of, people who don’t have type O blood generally have higher levels of the proteins responsible for controlling our bleeding, called clotting factors. While these proteins help us heal more quickly from a skinned knee, they also place us at greater risk of getting unnecessary clots in unwanted places, such as the deep veins of our legs. Sometimes the clots can even break off and travel elsewhere, a particularly dangerous condition called venous thromboembolism. And sure enough, people without type O blood are about twice as likely to develop it.
Other recent research has found a similar connection between blood types other than type O and cardiovascular disease as well as cancer. According to a 2015 review, nearly 6 percent of total deaths, including 9 percent of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease, could be chalked up to simply not having type O blood.
Connie’s Oxygen Diet Plan
- Eat food rich in oxygen, brightly colored/dark greens (pears,kale,squash, yams, 3omega in fish,others)
- Combine happy foods (eggs,yams) and foods rich in phophatidyl choline (soy lecithin, cauliflower, spinach, wheat germ, firm tofu, kidney beans, quinoa and amaranth) with acidophilus/pickled veggies and digestive enzymes (pineapple/papaya) through out the week
- Fast and up intake of Vitamin C rich foods.
- Drink in between meals (green tea, warm) and bite of apples/cantaloupe/water melon.
- Chew,chew and sleep more.
- Dance and move always.
- Volunteer,garden and love more.