Longevity foods, herbs and nutrients

Germanium for longevity

The following foods contain the greatest concentrations of Germanium-132: broccoli, celery, garlic, shitake mushrooms, milk, onions, rhubarb, sauerkraut, tomato juice, chlorella, all chlorophyll rich foods and the herbs aloe vera, ginger,ginseng and Suma (see images below).

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Nutritionally, the natural element germanium has been known to aid in the prevention of cancer and AIDS. Certain compounds of germanium have toxic effects against certain bacteria. In its organic form, germanium is being hailed as one of the greatest new developments in the nutritional treatment of cancer.

The estimated daily intake for germanium is 1 mg. Germanium has been reported to improve the immune system, boost the body’s oxygen supply, make a person feel more energetic, and destroy damaging free radicals. Germanium also protects against radiation.

Organic germanium is a biological-response modifier. This means it enables the body to change its response to tumors, which has therapeutic benefits. Germanium does not directly attack cancer cells, but stimulates the body’s immune system, making it effective in the treatment of cancer as well as other degenerative diseases.

A number of human cancer trials have been conducted with organic germanium. A summary of Phase I and Phase II human clinical trials reveals that orally administered organic germanium induces interferon production, restores previously impaired immune response, and has shown extremely low toxicity.

In 1945, Dr. Kazuhiko Asai formed the Coal Research Institute in Japan. Learning of reports from Russia about germanium’s near-miraculous powers of rejuvenation and its use in the treatment of cancer, Dr. Asai decided at this time to investigate its biological properties.

Dr. Asai’s original research with organic germanium extracted from natural plant sources convinced him that it could result in remarkable health benefits. However, it soon became apparent that extracting the amounts necessary to treat cancer and other diseases was too costly.

Nonetheless, Dr. Asai succeeded in developing a process for producing an organic germanium, Ge-132, that was chemically identical to the form he had extracted from plants. The chemical name for this organic germanium compound is bis-carboxyethyl germanium sesquioxide. Since this time, several other Japanese companies have patented other processes for the production of organic germanium.

Many herbs and medicinal plants traditionally used in healing–such as ginseng, garlic, comfrey, and aloe– contain substantial amounts of germanium. The amount of germanium in a plant varies according to the quality of the soil in which it grows. Adding germanium to the soil enhances plant growth.

Germanium facilitates the movement of oxygen across cellular membranes to deliver oxygen into the cells. Dr. Otto Warburg, Nobel prize-winning cancer researcher, discovered that cancer cells do not metabolize oxygen properly. Flooding cells with oxygen may retard the growth of cancer cells or even help return them to normal.

A study published in the Journal of Interferon Research, concluded “…organic germanium restores the normal function of T-cells, B-lymphocytes, natural killer cell activity, and the numbers of antibody-forming cells…. Organic germanium has unique physiological activities without any significant side effects.”

Germanium has been used to treat depression, arthritis, vision problems, elevated blood pressure, heavy metal poisoning, and cancer.

Germanium ores are rare. Germanium is a hard, grayish-white element that has a metallic luster and the same crystal structure as diamond. In addition, germanium is a semiconductor, with electrical properties between those of a metal and an insulator. In its pure state, this metalloid is crystalline, brittle and retains its luster in air at room temperature.

Germanium is an important semiconductor, mainly used in transistors and integrated circuits. Germanium forms many compounds. Germanium oxide is added to glass to increase the index of refraction; such glass is used in wide-angle lenses and in infrared devices.

You can buy natural germanium supplements at your local health food store or online – Germanium Supplement. I recommend having a hair analysis done before supplementation with germanium to confirm that your body is depleted in this nutrient.

 

Vitamin B

everal named vitamin deficiency diseases may result from the lack of sufficient B vitamins. Deficiencies of other B vitamins result in symptoms that are not part of a named deficiency disease.

Vitamin Name Deficiency effects
Vitamin B1 thiamine Deficiency causes beriberi. Symptoms of this disease of the nervous system include weight loss, emotional disturbances, Wernicke’s encephalopathy (impaired sensory perception), weakness and pain in the limbs, periods of irregular heartbeat, and edema (swelling of bodily tissues). Heart failure and death may occur in advanced cases. Chronic thiamin deficiency can also cause Korsakoff’s syndrome, an irreversible dementia characterized by amnesia and compensatory confabulation.
Vitamin B2 riboflavin

Deficiency causes ariboflavinosis. Symptoms may include cheilosis (cracks in the lips), high sensitivity to sunlight, angular cheilitis, glossitis(inflammation of the tongue), seborrheic dermatitis or pseudo-syphilis (particularly affecting the scrotum or labia majora and the mouth), pharyngitis (sore throat), hyperemia, and edema of the pharyngeal and oral mucosa.

Vitamin B3 niacin Deficiency, along with a deficiency of tryptophan causes pellagra. Symptoms include aggression, dermatitis, insomnia, weakness, mental confusion, and diarrhea. In advanced cases, pellagra may lead to dementia and death (the 3(+1) D’s: dermatitis, diarrhea, dementia, and death).
Vitamin B5 pantothenic acid Deficiency can result in acne and paresthesia, although it is uncommon.
Vitamin B6 pyridoxine, pyridoxal, pyridoxamine

seborrhoeic dermatitis-like eruptions, pink eye, neurological symptoms (e.g. epilepsy)

Vitamin B7 biotin Deficiency does not typically cause symptoms in adults but may lead to impaired growth and neurological disorders in infants. Multiple carboxylase deficiency, an inborn error of metabolism, can lead to biotin deficiency even when dietary biotin intake is normal.
Vitamin B9 folic acid Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, and elevated levels of homocysteine. Deficiency in pregnant women can lead to birth defects. Lucy Wills discovered Folic acid in 1933.
Vitamin B12 cobalamin Deficiency results in a macrocytic anemia, elevated methylmalonic acid and homocysteine, peripheral neuropathy, memory loss and other cognitive deficits. It is most likely to occur among elderly people, as absorption through the gut declines with age; the autoimmune disease pernicious anemia is another common cause. It can also cause symptoms of mania and psychosis. In rare extreme cases, paralysis can result.

Vitamin C

In humans, vitamin C is essential to a healthy diet as well as being a highly effective antioxidant, acting to lessen oxidative stress; a substrate for ascorbate peroxidase in plants (APX is plant specific enzyme);[4] and an enzyme cofactor for the biosynthesis of many important biochemicals. Vitamin C acts as an electron donor for important enzymes:[67]

Enzymatic cofactor

Ascorbic acid performs numerous physiological functions in the human body. These functions include the synthesis of collagen, carnitine, and neurotransmitters; the synthesis and catabolism of tyrosine; and the metabolism of microsome.[8] During biosynthesis ascorbate acts as a reducing agent, donating electrons and preventing oxidation to keep iron and copper atoms in their reduced states.

Vitamin C acts as an electron donor for eight different enzymes:[67]

Immune system

Vitamin C is found in high concentrations in immune cells, and is consumed quickly during infections. It is not certain how vitamin C interacts with the immune system; it has been hypothesized to modulate the activities of phagocytes, the production of cytokines and lymphocytes, and the number of cell adhesion molecules in monocytes.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E deficiency can cause:

CQ10

Deficiency 

There are two major factors that lead to deficiency of CoQ10 in humans: reduced biosynthesis, and increased use by the body. Biosynthesis is the major source of CoQ10. Biosynthesis requires at least 12 genes, and mutations in many of them cause CoQ deficiency. CoQ10 levels also may be affected by other genetic defects (such as mutations of mitochondrial DNA, ETFDH, APTX, FXN, and BRAF, genes that are not directly related to the CoQ10 biosynthetic process). The role of statins in deficiencies is controversial.[6] Some chronic disease conditions (cancer, heart disease, etc.) also are thought to reduce the biosynthesis of and increase the demand for CoQ10 in the body, but there are no definite data to support these claims.

Usually, toxicity is not observed with high doses of CoQ10. A daily dosage up to 3600 mg was found to be tolerated by healthy as well as unhealthy persons.[7] Some adverse effects, however, largely gastrointestinal, are reported with very high intakes. The observed safe level (OSL) risk assessment method indicated that the evidence of safety is strong at intakes up to 1200 mg/day, and this level is identified as the OSL.[8]

Clinical assessment

Although CoQ10 may be measured in plasma, these measurements reflect dietary intake rather than tissue status. Currently, most clinical centers measure CoQ10levels in cultured skin fibroblasts, muscle biopsies, and blood mononuclear cells.[6] Culture fibroblasts can be used also to evaluate the rate of endogenous CoQ10biosynthesis, by measuring the uptake of 14C-labelled p-hydroxybenzoate.[9]

Inhibition by statins and beta blockers

CoQ10 shares a biosynthetic pathway with cholesterol. The synthesis of an intermediary precursor of CoQ10, mevalonate, is inhibited by some beta blockers, blood pressure-lowering medication,[10] and statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs.[11] Statins can reduce serum levels of CoQ10 by up to 40%.[12]

Supplementation

CoQ10 is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of any medical condition.[13] It is sold as a dietary supplement. In the U.S., supplements are not regulated as drugs, but as foods. How CoQ10 is manufactured is not regulated and different batches and brands may vary significantly.[13]

A 2004 laboratory analysis by ConsumerLab.com of CoQ10 supplements on the market found that some did not contain the quantity identified on the product label. Amounts varied from “no detectable CoQ10“, to 75% of stated dose, and up to a 75% excess.[14]

Generally, CoQ10 is well tolerated. The most common side effects are gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, appetite suppression, and stomachache), rash, and headache.[15]

Heart disease

A 2014 Cochrane Collaboration meta-analysis found “no convincing evidence to support or refute” the use of CoQ10 for the treatment of heart failure.[16] Evidence with respect to preventing heart disease in those who are otherwise healthy is also poor.[17]

Another 2014 study of 420 patients in 17 patient centers over 7 years found that it “improves symptoms, and reduces major adverse cardiovascular events” after 106 weeks.[18]

A 2016 Cochrane review concluded that studies looking at the effects of CoQ10 on blood pressure provided moderately strong evidence that coenzyme Q10 does not lower blood pressure [19]

Huntington’s disease

Available evidence suggests that “CoQ10 is likely ineffective in moderately improving” the chorea associated with Huntington’s disease.[20]

Male infertility

While CoQ10 can improve some measurements regarding sperm quality, there is no evidence that CoQ10 increases live births or pregnancy rates.[21]

Migraine headaches

Supplementation of CoQ10 has been found to have a beneficial effect on the condition of some sufferers of migraine. An explanation for this is the theory that migraines are a mitochondrial disorder,[22] and that mitochondrial dysfunction can be improved with CoQ10.[23] The Canadian Headache Society guideline for migraine prophylaxis recommends, based on low-quality evidence, that 300 mg of CoQ10 be offered as a choice for prophylaxis.[24]

Statin myopathy

CoQ10 has been routinely used to treat muscle breakdown associated as a side effect of use of statin medications. However, evidence from randomized controlled trials does not appear to support the idea that CoQ10 is an effective treatment for statin myopathy.[25]

Cancer

No large well-designed clinical trials of CoQ10 in cancer treatment have been done.[13] The National Cancer Institute identified issues with the few, small studies that have been done stating, “the way the studies were done and the amount of information reported made it unclear if benefits were caused by the CoQ10 or by something else”.[13] The American Cancer Society has concluded, “CoQ10 may reduce the effectiveness of chemo and radiation therapy, so most oncologists would recommend avoiding it during cancer treatment.”[26]

Dental disease

A review study has shown that there is no clinical benefit to the use of CoQ10 in the treatment of periodontal disease.[27] Most of the studies suggesting otherwise were outdated, focused on in-vitro tests,[28][29][30] had too few test subjects and/or erroneous statistical methodology and trial set-up,[31][32] or were sponsored by a manufacturer of the product.[33]

Parkinson’s disease

A 2011 review by the Cochrane Collaboration suggesting CoQ10 supplementation might benefit people with Parkinson’s disease was subsequently withdrawn from publication following a review by independent editors


 

Top Herbs

Milk Thistle Seed
Although a prickly weed for gardeners, milk thistle is a powerful medicine for people and pets.  It is used to treat everything from cancer to milk-challenged nursing mothers.  Milk thistle is best known however, for its benefits to the liver, an organ often taxed by every-day toxins.  Exposure to pesticides (Raid, Round-Up or sprays in your neighborhood….), heavy metals (some vaccines), plastics, medications (drugs for worms or Heartworm, anesthesia….) and radiation can damage the liver. Silymarin, a medicinal constituent of milk thistle, not only helps protect liver cells from such toxins, it can help a damaged liver regenerate healthy new cells. Milk thistle aids the liver in recovery from hepatitis, leptospirosis and parvovirus.  Silymarin can even antidote amanita (deathcap) mushroom  poisoning.  Digestive problems resulting from liver damage also often resolve with this herb. 

Pumpkin Seeds 
Pumpkin seeds are a tasty and healthy snack for you and your pet.  A good source of protein, fiber, essential fats and zinc, pumpkin seeds are also medicinal.  They contain cucurbitin, a compound that helps expel parasites, especially worms including the much-detested tapeworm. In humans, pumpkin seed oil has long been known to help prostate issues, including swelling or difficulty urinating.  Pumpkin seeds are particularly rich in tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes the depression-fighting brain chemical serotonin during the longer days of summer and spring. Serotonin helps soothe anxiety.  During fall and winter, tryptophan promotes melatonin, a hormone that, appropriately, promotes sleep.  This fall food is perfect to prepare your pet for the colder season.  In addition to tryptophan, pumpkin seeds are rich in omega 6 fatty acids, which also promote sleepiness, plus healthy winter fat gain.  Studies show the higher omega 6 fat content of nut and seed-rich fall diets play a role in triggering the body to prepare for hibernation, including slowing down and gaining weight.  Although you and your pet are not likely to sleep through winter with daily pumpkin seeds, you will enjoy the season-appropriate mellowing effects of this food.

Burdock Root
This culinary root is not only delicious and healing cooked into our own food; it is a valuable nutritional herb for pets. Well known as a gentle, nourishing liver tonic, burdock also cleanses the blood and other organs. It can remove pesticides and airborne toxins before they do their damage. Burdock helps relieve oily and flakey skin eruptions and digestive problems when the cause lies with a toxic liver, which is more common than you think.  Burdock helps in all areas of waste elimination, including reducing excess fluids and inflammation of the kidneys and bladder and assisting the liver in detoxification. Burdock also helps with fat digestion by stimulating bile. These benefits enable burdock to prevent not only skin problems, but also rheumatism, arthritis, gout, cystitis and cancer.

Nettles
This nutrient-dense leafy green, known for its biting sting when lightly touched, is also a therapeutic and delicious food.  All leafy greens, but especially nettles are rich in chlorophyll (a super-healer), protein and trace minerals, including calcium and iron.  They are perhaps best known in western nutrition for providing relief form seasonal allergies, due to their anti-histamine effects.  In other parts of the world, nettles are the go-to remedy for prevention and treatment of cancer.  The rich iron and mineral content of nettles are perfect for treating anemia, especially in animals sensitive to vitamin and minerals supplements. Nettles are a tonic to the reproductive system and helpful for cystitis and kidney stones.  They promote excretion of excess fluids and uric acid, providing relief from arthritis.

Red Clover
Red clover, a nutrient-rich and therapeutic flowering feed crop for livestock, has long been used as a medicine in both humans and animals.  Herb formulations for cancer prevention or treatment often include red clover along with burdock and other blood purifiers. A poultice of red clover can help clear cancerous skin lesions.  Red clover is also effective in treating coughs and bronchitis.  As a blood cleanser, this flower is especially useful for treating toxin-linked itchy skin conditions.  The liver and gallbladder are gently stimulated and cleansed by red clover, which goes a long way in helping digestion.  Phytoestrogens in red clover help maintain estrogen levels and thus prevent bone loss and heart disease in older animals.

Dandelion Root
Although despised when it sprouts in our lawns, the dandelion plant, from its roots to leafy tips, is highly nutritious and healing for you and your pets. The root in particular is known as a powerful liver-cleanser.  Dandelion root decongests the gallbladder and promotes the flow of bile, which helps fat digestion.  It is used to treat gallstones and other gallbladder problems, as well as jaundice, hepatitis and other liver problems.  By cooling the liver, dandelion root soothes red, inflamed eyes.  It also serves as a gentle diuretic and laxative.  Dandelion’s liver-cleansing actions reduce toxins, including excess estrogen, which can become a problem when your pet is chronically exposed to pesticides, plastics and other toxic estrogen mimics. Dandelion’s toxin-clearing effects also help prevent and treat cancer.  The anti-inflammatory effects of dandelion help with arthritis and skin problems.

Dandelion leaves are rich in protein, chlorophyll, vitamin K, magnesium and numerous antioxidants.  Their rich iron content helps with anemia.  Dandelion leaf’s high magnesium content promotes calm. Their bitter flavor helps digestion of fats. 

Celery Seed
Celery seeds help with digestion, especially when there’s excess gas involved. Aromatic seeds, such as anise, fennel and caraway are all useful for the occasional bout of gas.  Celery seeds are also a natural diuretic and antiseptic for bladder ailments and urinary tract infections. As an anti-inflammatory, celery seed is also helpful for arthritis, rheumatism and gout.

Garlic
This culinary marvel contains as many as 100 different flavor-packed sulfur compounds. Sulfur is a detoxifying agent and assists the liver in cleansing the body.  Sulfur is also important to the skin and coat.  Garlic’s aromatic compounds work systemically to reduce flea and tick infestations.  The cloves are well known as an excellent cardiovascular tonic.  Compounds in garlic stimulate natural killer cells, which help fight cancer. Garlic contains allicin, a powerful antimicrobial that fights parasites, including worms, viruses, bacteria and fungi.  Some studies show fresh garlic is more powerful than antibiotics.  This antimicrobial effect becomes less effective once garlic is pressed out of its papery skin and exposed to air.  For best antimicrobial results, fresh garlic must be used within 3 hours of chopping.  Past that, although not a great antimicrobial, garlic continues to be effective as a cardiovascular tonic, immune system booster, blood-thinning agent and cancer-inhibiting antioxidant.

Alfalfa
This livestock feed and cover crop is also good for your pets as it is rich in chlorophyll, protein, vitamins and minerals, especially iron and magnesium.  Alfalfa is anti-inflammatory and can provide relief for arthritis, rheumatism and gout.  It is safe used over long periods. If you’re new to raw food, alfalfa can help your pet adjust to the new plan.

Chia Seeds (the newest addition to the herbs we use)
Chia seeds are perhaps best known for their ability to swell into black “furry” Chia Pets.   If you had any idea how nutritious these seeds were you would be eating them yourself, plus feeding them to your own pets rather than using them as art.  These tiny black orbs are a crunchy, delicious nutritional powerhouse.  

Bitter herbs before every protein meal, like chicory, endive, dandelion in salad. And be sure to smell the protein cooking beforehand so there’s an acid flux in tummy.

For men, saw palmetto, bearberry, burdock, juniper berry, prickly ash, slippery elm formula.


AGING EYE SIGHT

Bilberry or BLUEBERRY same thing, UK it’s bilberry, A,C. E, selenium. Malva Tea

AGING OF BODY

Exercise. Weight training. DHEA, L-carnatine, PREGNENOLONE, PROGESTERONE.

AGING OF BRAIN

Use some of those new Smart drugs, they have names like Brain Power, Think, found at healthfood store, niacin with meals.

AIDS

Bitter Melon, Chapparal, Pau d’arco, wheatgrass juice, red clover.
Lomatium St John’s Hyssop, Lemon balm, Thuja, Echinacea. ANTI-VIRALS: lomatium dissectum, St john’s wort, bupleurum, cinnamon. ELDERBERRY fruit.

ALCOHOLISM

To repair damage already there, GARY NULL says take glutathion. and N-acetyl cystine and Chlorophyll, and Thiamine, Grapeseed extract And Vit C.

ALLERGIES

Papaya and pineapple as digestive enzymes.

Eyebright, Goldenseal, Horseradish root, Nettle seed, Yarrow flower, ECHINCECA, RED CLOVER, BORAGE, LICORICE, MARSHMALLOW, SLIPPERY ELM, DANDELION, CHAMOMILE, yarrow. Alfalfa juice (easy to grow; seed avail. at all HFS) L- Glutamine. Fiber added to drinks with acidophilus, bifidus. msm – or METHYL SULFONYL METHANE, a natural form of sulfur(also eat broccoli, brussel sprouts, onions, garlic, raw so sulfur is not destroyed.)

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