Friday, September 30, 2011

Optimal Life health : Patricia Lin interviews Stuart Tan

This has allowed us to look closely at how people really feel and what kind of nutrition and lifestyle factors increase your chances of being super-healthy --both physically and psychologically.

We define health as not only the absence of illness, but also the presence of psychological health ( a high IQ, sharp mind, good mood and motivation) :

physical health (the ability to climb a mountain);

and biochemical health (optimal levels of blood sugar, homocysteine and cholesterol, for example). We wanted to achieve optimal health for one and all.

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What's their secret?

Interview With Stuart Tan: Surviving the 2011 Recession

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

the impact of water on disease condition ...listen to the cries

water metabolism,

100 per cent Healthy?

you(/) YOU(?).

Are you presently 100% healthy? Do you want or love to turn your life around and enjoy levels of health and energy most people only think or dream of? This inspiring and practical blog reveals 10 'secrets' that can add years to your present life and good life to your present years.

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'I feel much better. I am very busy right now, and in the past I'd feel overwhelmed and not able to cope, both mentally and physically, but now I feel great. My mood is very positive - no panic or depression. I feel buoyant, energetic and enthusiastic.' - Amanda.

Karen's health was 36% before the programme, then after the programme it was at 86% healthy.

The 100% Health Programme is the most comprehensive and genuinely effective way of taking a major step towards 100% Health.
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Secret 1 : Perfect Your Digestion - Discover Your Best and Worst Foods.

Secret 2 : Balance Your Blood Sugar - the Key to Gaining Energy and Losing extra Weight.

Secret 3 : Get Connected - How to Sharpen Your Mind, Improve Your Mood and Keep Your Body's Chemistry in Tune.

Secret 4 : Increase the Anti-ageing Antioxidants - 20 Foods that Will Add Good Years to Your present Life .

Secret 5 : Eat Essential Fats - Keep Your Mind and Body Well Oiled.

Secret 6 : Keep Yourself Hydrated - Water is Your Most Vital Nutrient .

Secret 7 :

Secret 8 :

Secret 9 :

Secret 10 : Finding Your Purpose - Becoming Clear on the Bigger Picture.

The secret of secrets of being 100% healthy self (heal-thy-self) is not by studying sick people, but by imitating healthy people all around the world. - says this blogger.

To date , over 55,000 (year 2009 figure) people have completed the 100% Health Questionnaire, making our 100% Health Survey the largest ever comprehensive health-and-diet survey in Britain,and possibly in the world.

Three kinds of Logic. When you make a decision in life or about life, whether you are ware of it or not, you use 3 different kinds of logic.
1. This is the Logic of analogy, comparisons and relationships :what healthy people have in common.
2.Logic of analysis : breaking things down to see what the mechanism is, and how the thing works.
3.Logic of experience : lastly and most important, is your direct first hand experience. If you try it and it works for you, that's the most convincing.

Let me give you an example: You've read about studies that people who take large amounts of vitamin C have shorter and less severe colds. You've also met people who swear by vitamin C, saying that it really works for them. That's logic of analogy.
You read that scientists have proved the mechanism by which vitamin C specifically kills viruses and boosts the body's own immune system. That's logic of analysis.
You got cold, took 1 g vitamin C an hour (that's what the science shows works) and, six hours later, your cold symptoms had gone. That's logic of experience. Of course, if you took less, as most people do, your experience might have taught you that it doesn't work.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today's Health-Care Systems

Whether a country has a public health-care system like Britain, or a private health-care system like the USA, these systems are, according to professor of medicine Dr Emanuel Cheraskin, 'the faster growing failing business
More than half (50%) of all the money people pour into 'health insurance' schemes is spent on health-care costs in the last six mouths of their life. This isn't prevention or health care in the true sense of the term -- it's disease management,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Dangerous Drinking Bottled Water to the Earth, Human

Ditch This Habit - You've Been Tricked to Think it's Healthy Ditch This Habit - You've Been Tricked to Think it's Healthy
This "healthy option" is not only expensive - it's often identical, and sometimes more contaminated (containing over 38 health-harming chemicals - including arsenic) than the free stuff. Plus, you're feeding the "fat cats" and damaging the environment...

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common people read common poem

"Poems for the common man"

I feel compelled to write my rhymes.
But I have longed, so many times,
For just a touch of eloquence,
Instead of my incompetence
At being able to express
Majestic thoughts with great finesse.
Though maybe not the way I plan,
My poems are for the Common Man,
With phrases such as "saved by grace,"
And seeing Jesus "face to face."
Just simple words to touch a life,
And help to heal heart-rending strife.

I'm sure the critics will agree
That no great poet I'll ever be.
Yet still I'll write about my Lord,
And seek His blessing as reward.
For I could have no greater gain
Than knowing I have eased some pain,
Or helped someone who's gone astray,
To come to Christ, the only way.
And so words flow-each one a prayer
That God might somehow use, somewhere,
To do His will, and fill a need.
Ah, that would bring me joy indeed!

-Betty Jo Mings

more poems , click here

Friday, September 23, 2011

The vaccine Truth

Dear Concerned Mothers,

Over the last few weeks the HPV vaccine Gardasil, has been a number one topic dominating the media headlines.

For example, according to
SANE Vax Inc., the Gardasil vaccine tested POSITIVE for Human Papilloma Virus residues attached to metals in the vaccine.

My message to mothers is to protect your daughters from this dangerous vaccine!

Read More:


Jeffry John Aufderheide

Preventative Practice.

Listen, treating a disease that has already developed, or trying to bring order to disruption that has already begun, is like digging a well after you've become thirsty, or making weapon after the battle is over. Wouldn't it already be too late?


1. Normally, when the human body gets dehydrated and cannot produce adequate urine to get rid of its toxic waste and the acid buildup in its cells, certain amino acids are sacrificed to neutralize this acid and make the body more alkaline. The term usually used is antioxidant. Tryptophan, tyrosine, cysteine, methionine, and more are all sacrificed in an attempt to keep the acid-alkaline balance of the body chemistry within the normal range.

2. Drinking enough water to create colorless urine - resulting in the washing of excess acid out of the body - would automatically conserve these essential acids, enabling them to perform their normal roles in the human body. Thus adequate urine production, which should occur with water intake - not through the use of diuretics, caffeinated beverages, or alcoholic drinks - is a major safeguard against depression.

3. All elements that need to get into the brain and reach its cells have to be carried on special transporter systems. These transporter systems are specific to various elements. Tryptophan shares its transporter system with five other amino acids: valine, leucine, isoleucine, phenylalanin, and tyrosine. The rate at which tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB) depends on the level of these other amino acids that are in circulation.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

CRYSTAL CLEAR :What's My Pee Telling Me?

Sometimes after a tinkle, you may glance unto the toilet only to see a bowl of crystal clear water, leaving you to wonder, "Where did my yellow go?" Clear pee reflects an excess of water in the urine. Good sign. This dilutes the concentration of urobilinogen and makes urine seems like nothing more than lukewarm (if you feel it with your hand) H2O. The most likely explanation for clear urine is the consumption of large amounts of water. Good for the body. Our urine tends to be darkest when we wake up (our kidneys retain water to keep our bodies hydrated at night) and progressively lightens as we replenish our water stores. In general, clear urine is a positive sign telling you that you are well hydrated.

Clear urine can also be one of the first signs that you are well on the path toward inebriation. Within twenty minutes of your first alcoholic beverage, the body's level of anti-diuretic hormone (ADH) decreases. This hormone normally functions to prevent urination and allows the body to conserve water. As you continue to toss back drink after drink, levels of ADH in the body plummet, effectively making the kidneys nothing more than conduits for the massive amounts of liquid you are ingesting. The end result is large amounts of dilute urine, which leads to dehydration, hangovers, and the well-known admonition against "breaking the seal."

When drinking alcohol ... you feel the urge to go to the toilet.... the longer you hold on...... the less you'll need to go to the toilet as you continue to drink.
The earlier you break the seal, the more you'll need to go to the toilet.

Girl: "I needa go to the toilet real bad guys"
Group of Friends: "DONT BREAK THE SEAL"
Girl: "awww....."

Meridian Tapping and The Law of Attraction - A Perfect Match (Part 1)

Meridian Tapping and The Law of
Attraction - A Perfect Match (Part 1)
By Carol Look, PhD

(16) You’ve written down your wish list, you know what you
want and what date you want it by, and you’ve patiently
been waiting for the “stuff” to fall into your lap.

So where is it?

What’s the missing piece, and why hasn’t it come to you
yet? According to the popular philosophy of the Law of
Attraction, you haven’t yet allowed it into your life. How
do you allow it into your life? You relax, feel more joy,
appreciate what you have and choose positive thoughts
instead of dwelling on fear or scarcity. This raises your
vibration. Your job is to raise your vibration.

How can you possibly focus on joy and appreciation when
your life is full of pain, strife, angst or past memories that
scare you? You use Tapping! We’ve all done plenty of
asking, plenty of telling the universe who and what we
want in our lives. The missing piece is that we don’t
know how to get out of our own way and open the
door. Enter Meridian Tapping…


The Law of Attraction is ALWAYS working for us. For
those of you who’ve seen The Secret, What the Bleep
Do We Know, or been following the Abraham-Hicks work,
(just to name a few) you know what the Law of
Attraction is --- the popular term to describe why we
have what we have or experience in our lives. It means
“like attracts like” no matter what. If you vibrate in
fear, you will be delivered more experiences that cause
fear. If you vibrate in a joyful place, you will bump into
more experiences that bring you joy. Pretend your
thoughts and vibrations are like slow moving
boomerangs…they always come back to you.


The theory of this metaphysical “Law” of the Universe
states that whatever we are feeling or vibrating (not what
we are saying) is what is communicating our energetic
“position” or posture to the Universe. The Universe then
“hears” this vibration we are emitting, and then matches
it by returning to us similar experiences to produce more
of the same feeling and vibration. (This is why I have
been obsessed with using the Gratitude List and Gratitude
Walk that I talk about in my book. When I use these tools
along with Meridian Tapping, I immediately improve my
vibration which in turn magnetizes into my life the desires
I have been focused on.)

Many people misinterpret the principles behind the Law of
Attraction, and think they can “fool” the Universe by
pretending that they are joyful. This is not possible, as the
Universe reads your vibration, not what you say or do.

The key points of this article are:

(1) The Law of Attraction is always operating
(2) The Universe “hears” your vibration/energy, not
your words
(3) Knowing about this Law allows you to have more
power in your life and feel/ be less of a victim
(4) You DO have control over your vibration if you make
choices about your thoughts and focus
(5) Meridian Tapping is one of the fastest and easiest
ways to change your vibration.

So when you use Tapping to release any negativity and
conflict in your energy system, you will naturally be
vibrating in a more positive, uplifting space. Then the
LAW of ATTRACTION, which is always working, will bring
you more of the positive things that you have been asking
for. It’s a perfect match.

Think about all the pieces of Tapping --- (1) choosing a
specific problem, (2) affirming that you deeply and
completely love and accept yourself no matter what, and

(18)(3) tapping on the points in your energy system and relieving
the stress, tension, and conflict that has been stored there.
What a wonderful way to raise your vibration!

What do you want to attract in your life? Professional
success, money, love, friendships, joy, peace, spiritual
depth, happiness? It’s all available, but you need to know
how to control your “vibration” which is in direct
communication with the Universe. We need to use the
Law of Attraction to our advantage since it’s working 24
hours a day for us anyway.

In his recently released serious diseases DVD series, Gary
Craig described how the hurtful or traumatic events in our
lives drain and reduce the effectiveness of our immune
system over time. This makes perfect common sense.
When we have negative feelings and don’t find ways to
relieve or express them, we eventually run our immune
systems down and we end up in a compromised
physiological place. Then we are a favorable “host” for the
flu bug or cold virus circulating in our environment. The
same is true for our vibration. When we run ourselves
down by focusing on negative thoughts, painful
experiences, or upsetting what if’s, we lower our vibration,
which the Universe then answers. (Remember the image
of a slow moving boomerang…)


Using the theory behind the Law of Attraction is NOT a
system of blame! It is an explanation of responsibility and
an opportunity to take back control of your life and stop
being a victim. We have all attracted negative things into
our lives from time to time, some more than others. When
people argue, “but I didn’t want that bad thing to
happen…” you can bet that at some point, and definitely
over time, they were inadvertently focusing on negativity,
resentment, and probably fear. We all do it, we all attract
negative things into our lives, and we are all afraid much
of the comes with being human. However, we
have many more tools at our disposal now to reduce
the fear, transform the powerlessness, and increase
our genuine joy. It’s an individual decision whether we
want to pick up and practice using these tools or not.


It is also important to note that the Law of Attraction
mechanism is carried out by the Universe in a “big picture
way.” You don’t have a resentful or fearful thought at
10:00 in the morning, and get a flat tire at noon. It’s
about your overall vibration on particular subjects, your
accumulated vibration, and this is something you can
change and influence in a very short period of time. So
consider being patient, believing that what you want is on
its way to you, and work on raising your overall vibration.

Everyone oversimplifies the issue and manages to turn it
around again into victimhood. Why did the universe
send this to me??? They ask…Because they were pulsing,
vibrating, communicating that same level of vibration that
was returned to them, on some subtle level in their energy
system by focusing on resentment, pain, hurt, anger or
feeling powerless. We all do it, we all have done it, and
we all will continue to do it in our lives. But now we can
choose to do it less, relieve the feelings, take back our
power, and harness the incredible power of the Law of
Attraction. Remember, this “law” works as often and as
predictably as gravity, so it’s up to you what targets you
want to offer it. The Law of Attraction has perfect aim.

“I wouldn’t have asked for the flu” you protest… No, you
wouldn’t have and neither did I last winter, but I did
communicate resistance, tension, fear, and irritation for a
long time before I weakened my immune system enough
to allow myself to react to the flu bug. In other words, I
had to be ready, or a favorable “host” for it. (I also still
“expect” to get sick at some point in the winter…another
vibration I can work on changing.)

Remember, WE ALL DO IT. If any of you are hearing
blame, you are not hearing me and what I am saying
in this article. We all use the Law of Attraction in our
daily life, why not use it for our benefit, rather than to hurt us
or slow our progress down?

If you want more in your life to be grateful for, focus on
the appreciation you already feel for what and who you
have in your life. Try the gratitude list or gratitude walk I
talk about in my newsletters, or my gratitude tapping
sequences from other articles. This all you need to
attract outrageous success and abundance into your
life: (1) Law of Attraction, (2) Meridian Tapping, and
(3) An Attitude of Gratitude.

Try a marathon of gratitude tapping and measure how you
feel afterwards, and what tail-enders surface. Start by
addressing the genuine mood or feeling state you feel right
now, then move into appreciation and gratitude.

Karate chop point: Even though I feel a little down right
now, I choose to focus on positive emotions…Even though
I don’t feel very positive right now, I accept who I am and
how I feel…Even though I’m wallowing in self-pity right
now, I accept all of me and how I feel.

EYEBROW: I’m always afraid of what might happen

SIDE OF EYE: What if something bad happens to me?

UNDER EYE: I feel the fear in my vibration every day

NOSE: I can feel the fear no matter what I do

CHIN: I don’t feel safe unless I’m feeling worried

COLLARBONE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear

UNDER ARM: I don’t know how to feel any other way

HEAD: What if I can’t let go of my fear?

EYEBROW: I’m always afraid of what might happen
SIDE OF EYE: What if something bad happens to me?
UNDER EYE: I feel the fear in my vibration every day
NOSE: I can feel the fear no matter what I do
CHIN: I don’t feel safe unless I’m feeling worried
COLLARBONE: I’m afraid to let go of my fear
UNDER ARM: I don’t know how to feel any other way
HEAD: What if I can’t let go of my fear?

(21) After you have relieved the sensation of chronic fear in
your mind and body with Meridian Tapping, move
towards more positive and appreciative thoughts and

EYEBROW: I love feeling grateful
SIDE OF EYE: I choose to feel good no matter what
UNDER EYE: I feel appreciation for being alive
NOSE: I love who I am and how I feel
CHIN: I’m grateful for my life
COLLARBONE: I appreciate so much in my life
UNDER ARM: I’m grateful for the clarity in my life
HEAD: I love feeling so joyful

EYEBROW: I love feeling good
SIDE OF EYE: I appreciate feeling so grateful
UNDER EYE: I appreciate who I am
NOSE: I love who I am becoming
CHIN: I’m grateful for all my feelings
COLLARBONE: I appreciate the guidance I am getting
UNDER ARM: I’m grateful for who I am
HEAD: I love feeling such joy

Monday, September 12, 2011

Introduction and History of Meridian Tapping By Nicolas Ortner, Creator of “The Tapping Solution” (formerly “Try It On Everything”

(4) Millions of people are settling for lives filled with poor health and
emotional baggage. Not knowing how to achieve the joyful and
satisfying lives they desire, they're stuck accepting a lifestyle of
emotional trauma, chronic physical pain, compulsions and addictions,
or perhaps just an empty feeling inside. Along with these problems
come pills to kill the pain, sleep at night, and suppress anxiety – but
this "cure" is hardly better than the disease.

If you're like many people, you feel trapped, caught in this cycle.
You're tired of feeling sad, depressed, anxious, discontent, and
You're sick of the expensive and ineffective treatments. You're fed up
with relinquishing the power over your health and happiness to
psychologists and doctors. You'd like to grow, flourish, and thrive,
putting the past in the past. You want to be your best, living a life
that is filled with peacefulness, joy, and fulfillment, from day to day
and moment to moment.

With Meridian Tapping, you can do that. You can discover the vital
secret for emotional wholeness and physical relief. You can take your
physical and emotional well-being into your own hands. It's simple for
anyone to master, and it's free.

Meridian Tapping provides relief from chronic pain, emotional
problems, disorders, addictions, phobias, post-traumatic stress
disorder, and physical diseases. While Tapping is newly set to
revolutionize the field of health and wellness, the healing concepts that
it's based upon have been in practice in Eastern medicine for over
5,000 years. Like acupuncture and acupressure, Meridian Tapping
consists of a set of techniques that utilize the body's energy meridian
points. You can stimulate these meridian points by tapping on them
with your fingertips – literally tapping into your body's own energy and
healing power.

Your body is more powerful than you can imagine… filled with life,
energy, and a compelling ability for self-healing. With Meridian
Tapping, you can take control of that power.

So, How Does It All Work?

“The cause of ALL negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s
energy system.”

-Gary Craig, founder of EFT, a form of Meridian Tapping

This fundamental principle is the basis of Meridian Tapping. All
negative emotions are felt through a disruption of the body's energy.
And physical pain and disease are intricately connected to negative
emotions. Health problems create feedback – physical symptoms
cause emotional distress, and unresolved emotional problems manifest
themselves through physical symptoms. So, the body's health must
be approached as a whole. You cannot treat the symptoms without
addressing the cause, and vice-versa.

The body, like everything in the universe, is composed of energy.
Restore balance to the body's energy, and you will mend the negative
emotions and physical symptoms that stem from the energy
disruption. Meridian Tapping restores the body's energy balance, and
negative emotions are conquered.

The basic technique requires you to focus on the negative emotion at
hand: a fear or anxiety, a bad memory, an unresolved problem, or
anything that's bothering you. While maintaining your mental focus on
this issue, use your fingertips to tap 5-7 times each on 9 of the body's
meridian points. Tapping on these meridian points – while
concentrating on accepting and resolving the negative emotion – will
access your body's energy, restoring it to a balanced state.

You may be wondering about these meridians. Put simply, energy
circulates through your body along a specific network of channels. You
can tap into this energy at any point along the system
This concept comes from the doctrines of traditional Chinese medicine,
which referred to the body's energy as "ch'i." In ancient times, the
Chinese discovered 100 meridian points. They also discovered that by
stimulating these meridian points, they could heal. Call it energy, call
it the Source, call it life force, or call it ch'i… Whatever you want to
call it, it works!

(6)In some ways, Meridian Tapping is similar to acupuncture. Like
Tapping, acupuncture achieves healing through stimulating the body's
meridians and energy flow. However, unlike Meridian Tapping,
acupuncture involves needles! "No needles" is definitely one of the
advantages of Tapping.

Acupuncture also takes years to master. Acupuncture practitioners
must memorize hundreds of meridian points along the body; the
knowledge and training take years to acquire.

Meridian Tapping is simple and painless. It can be learned by anyone.
And you can apply it to yourself, whenever you want, wherever you
are. It's less expensive and less time consuming. It can be used with
specific emotional intent towards your own unique life challenges and
experiences. Most importantly, it gives you the power to heal yourself,
putting control over your destiny back into your own hands.

The History of Meridian Tapping: An Accidental Discovery Leads
to a Healing Revolution

We know that humans have explored the healing potential of rubbing
or pressing on certain points of the body for well over 5,000 years.
Treatment of these points is part of the ancient medical history of
many cultures, particularly Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which
uses needles to stimulate these “acupoints.”

Over the years, those individuals with an interest in bringing relief and
healing to others studied these concepts. They rubbed, they probed,
they tapped, they pinched, and all the while they observed what
restored balance and well-being… and what did not, and they passed
down their discoveries from generation to generation. This is, one can
assume, how acupuncture developed, when someone discovered that
piercing specific points in the body with sharp needles could relieve
certain conditions or diseases.

It was not until the latter part of the XX century, however, that
western scientists began taking a serious look at Chinese medicine and
the benefits of acupuncture. One of these scientists was George
Goodheart, Jr., a chiropractor. Goodheart explored the connectionbetween the meridians associated with certain body parts and
illness in the body, and became aware that the emotional state of a
patient affected the response and strength of muscles. He went on to
develop what is today known as muscle testing or Applied Kinesiology,
a widely used technique.

(7)John Diamond, a psychiatrist, became one of Goodheart’s students in
the early 70’s. He began using muscle testing as part of his practice
and found he could identify core psychological issues more quickly. He
would use affirmations while stimulating certain meridians to help his
patients get emotional relief, and was able to, through testing with
clients, which particular emotional state was associated with each
acupuncture meridian.

The big breakthrough came in 1979, with a psychologist by the name
of Roger Callahan, who had studied Applied Kinesiology with
Goodheart and Diamond, and a patient with an extreme phobia of
water. Mary's fear of water controlled her life and kept her from many
daily activities. She was unable to take her children to the beach or
even drive near the ocean; she grew fearful when it rained, and could
not even withstand the sight of water on TV. She had vivid
nightmares involving water.

Dr. Callahan and Mary had been working on this problem together for
over a year and a half. Though she found ways to cope with the
intense fear and emotional pain, she could not overcome her phobia.
Callahan tried every anxiety reduction technique at his disposal, and
there were many, but without success.

One day Mary complained about feeling stomach pains – a common
"gut reaction" – every time she thought about water. Dr. Callahan
knew that there is an acupuncture point directly beneath the eye, on
the cheekbone, that is linked to the stomach meridian according to
traditional Chinese Medicine. He asked her to tap there, thinking it
might lessen her stomach pains.

Mary tapped her cheekbone as directed, and this little action changed
medicinal history! The response seemed miraculous, to both Mary and
Dr. Callahan. Her stomach pains disappeared. But even more
amazingly, her phobia of water disappeared, too! She ran down to the
pool, kneeled down, and began splashing herself with water, rejoicing
in her newfound freedom from the fear that had imprisoned her all her
life. As strange as it seemed at the time, it turned out that just
tapping on her cheekbone while she was talking about her fear of
water eliminated this fear – permanently!

(8)Callahan further explored the use of tapping on other meridian points
to treat other fears and phobias, and eventually developed a
technique, which became known as “Thought Field Therapy”. He found
that there were certain patterns of tapping points that worked well for
specific problems, and published these tapping procedures, or
algorithms, so that advanced forms of diagnosis would not be required
in all cases.

Several of Callahan’s students expanded the research and developed
techniques that did not require muscle testing or the use of
algorithms. Dr. Patricia Carrington was one of these early pioneers,
developing a tapping technique that deliberately did not use any
diagnostic technique, such as muscle testing was, and instead had the
patients do a round of tapping on all the acupuncture end-points while
thinking of the issue at hand. She later developed her Choices Method
that has had a key role in bringing further acceptance and better
results into the tapping method.

Gary Craig was also a student of Dr. Callahan's, learning the
procedures for TFT. Craig began to observe some problems with TFT,
aspects that he saw were unnecessary complications, and in the mid
1990’s he developed EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) as a
simplified, improved version of the concepts behind Callahan's TFT.
Craig had observed repeated scenarios in which the problem was
incorrectly diagnosed using TFT, or the practitioner tapped out the
meridian points in the wrong order, and yet the patient was still cured.
Based on these observations, he concluded that it did not matter in
which order the meridian points were tapped. EFT has one basic,
simple sequence of points to tap, no matter what the situation. It does
not require complicated muscle testing. It is simple to administer and
easy to master.

While Carrington and Craig continue to be leaders in the field, many
other practitioners have branched off and developed their own
variations, which we now encompass under the generic term of
“Meridian Tapping”.

(9) Because of all this, thousands of people have used Meridian Tapping
for illnesses and to resolve emotional problems. Tapping practitioners
have studied the techniques and trained to take on more complicated
and difficult cases, and these dedicated practitioners report more
successful applications daily. More and more people are discovering
and exploring Meridian Tapping. Many people all over the world are
discovering how Tapping can change their lives.

Meridian Tapping Sequence for Anxiety

As discussed, Meridian Tapping can be used for almost anything – try
it on everything! In this example, we’ll focus on general anxiety. Try it
now with this initial sequence, but feel free to replace “anxiety” with
any other issue you want to work on.
Here's how a basic Meridian Tapping sequence works:
1. Identify the problem you want to focus on. It can be general
anxiety, or it can be a specific situation or issue which causes
you to feel anxious.
2. Consider the problem or situation. How do you feel about it right
now? Rate the intensity level of your anxiety, with zero being
the lowest level of anxiety and ten being the highest.
3. Compose your set-up statement. Your set up statement should
acknowledge the problem you want to deal with, then follow it
with an unconditional affirmation of yourself as a person.

"Even though I feel this anxiety, I deeply and completely accept

"Even though I'm anxious about my interview, I deeply and
completely accept myself and these feelings."

"Even though I'm feeling this anxiety about my financial
situation, I deeply and completely accept and forgive myself."

"Even though I panic when I think about ______, I deeply and
completely love and accept myself. "

"Even though I'm worried about how to approach my boss, I
deeply and completely trust and accept myself."

"Even though I'm having trouble breathing, I deeply and
completely accept myself and everything that is happening to

(10) 4. Perform the set up.
With four fingers on one hand, tap the Karate Chop point on
your other hand. The Karate Chop point is on the outer edge of
the hand, on the opposite side from the thumb.
Repeat the set up statement three times aloud, while
simultaneously tapping the Karate Chop point. Now take a deep
5. Get ready to begin tapping! Here are some tips to help you
achieve the right technique.
• You should use a firm but gentle pressure, as if you were
drumming on the side of your desk or testing a melon for
• You can use all four fingers, or just the first two (the index
and middle fingers). Four fingers are generally used on the
top of the head, the collarbone, under the arm... wider
areas. On sensitive areas, like around the eyes, you can
use just two.
• Tap with your fingertips, not your fingernails. The sound
will be round and mellow.
• The tapping order begins at the top and works down. You
can end by returning to the top of the head, to complete
the loop.
6. Now, tap 5-7 times each on the meridian points in the following
(Note: Some people like to start at the top of the head, some people
like to end at the top of the head, either way is fine! In the film, we
show it starting at the top of the head, my personal preference is to
start with the eyebrow point (after the karate chop, and end at the top
of the head)

Eyebrow (EB)
The inner edges of the eyebrows, closest to the bridge of the
nose. Use two fingers.

Side of eye (SE)
The hard area between the eye and the temple. Use two fingers.
Feel out this area gently so you don't poke yourself in the eye!

Under eye (UE)
The hard area under the eye, that merges with the cheekbone.
Use two fingers, in line beneath the pupil.

Under nose (UN)
The point centered between the bottom of the nose and the
upper lip. Use two fingers.

Chin (CH)
This point follows symmetrically with the previous one, and is
centered between the bottom of the lower lip and the chin.

Collarbone (CB)
Tap just below the hard ridge of your collarbone with four

Underarm (UA)
On your side, about four inches beneath the armpit. Use four

Head (H)
The crown, center and top of the head. Tap with all four fingers
on both hands.

(14)As you tap on each point, repeat a simple reminder phrase,
such as "my anxiety" or "my interview" or "my financial
situation." Tap firmly with the first two fingers on each hand.
Now take another deep breath!
7. Now that you've completed the sequence, focus on your problem
again. How intense is the anxiety now, in comparison to a few
minutes ago? Give it a rating on the same number scale.
8. If your anxiety is still higher than "2", you can do another round
of tapping. Keep tapping until the anxiety is gone. You can
change your set up statement to take into account your efforts
to fix the problem, and your desire for continued progress.
"Even though I have some remaining anxiety, I deeply and
completely accept myself." "Even though I'm still a little worried
about this interview, I deeply and completely accept myself."
And so on.
9. Now that you've focused on dispelling your immediate anxiety,
you can work on installing some positive feelings instead.
Note: This is a different approach than traditional "positive
thinking." You're not being dishonest with yourself. You're not
trying to obscure the stress and anxiety inside yourself with a
veneer of insincere affirmations. Rather, you've confronted and
dealt with the anxiety and negative feelings, offering deep and
complete acceptance to both your feelings and your self. Now,
you're turning your thoughts and vibrations to the powerful and
positive. That's what makes Tapping so much more effective
than the "positive thinking" techniques that many of you have
already tried. It's not just a mental trick; instead, you're using
these positive phrases and tapping to tune into the very real
energy of positivity, affirmation, and joy that is implicit inside
you. You're actually changing your body's energy into a more
positive flow, a more positive vibration.
Here are some example phrases to guide you:
"I have faith in my ability to change."
"I am joyful about these positive changes."
"I am accomplishing so much."
(15) "I enjoy the calm and peace that I have."
"I love the person that I am."
"I am becoming a more relaxed and joyful person."
You can use these positive phrases with the same Meridian
Tapping points and sequences described above.
Congratulations! You've completed your first Meridian Tapping
sequence. Keep reading to find out how to take Tapping to the next

Miracles Happen Everyday;

When Modern and Alternative Medicines Co-exist Miracles Can Happen

Miracles have no place in modern medicine.

This patient, Anne, came back to CA Care again from 19 – 29 August 2011. This time I had the opportunity to learn more about her case. This led to my realization that I have missed out something very important … Miracle can happen. We cannot learn from patients if we spend only 5 to 10 minutes talking to them. …

Read more:

Happy reading,

This blogger thanks Dr Chris Teo for sharing this real life miracle with all readers here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

SEROTONIN in your body

Perform one of its many functions:
6.Serotonin and tryptophan regulate the body's salt intake, whereas histamine controls the intake of potassium and its insertion into the cells.

7.Serotonin has a direct effect on calcium movement into the cells and its involvement in neuro-transmission.

8.Serotonin release inhibits histamine's release and its action.

9.Serotonin production by the brain is reduced when the blood levels of three amino acids - valine, leucine, and isoleucine - rise above normal, such as in starvation, dehydration, lack of exercise, and other conditions that affect protein metabolism of the human body.

10.Serotonin strengthens the contractile properties of certain muscles.

11.The serotonin-stimulated nerve system (serotonergic system) is the medium through which analgesics such as morphine and hallucinogenic drugs like LSD register their effects. It is this kind of stimulation of the serotonergic system that becomes addictive when people get hooked on a drug, be it caffeine(coffee) or cocaine.

The brain cells that convert tryptophan to serotonin have the ability to make this conversion at the same rate as it arrives. These cells do not store tryptophan itself, but store serotonin in vesicles and even pass these vesicles on the nerves' transport system down the track to the nerve endings, to be used when the nerve is stimulated. Thus, low serotonin levels in the nerve system -- seen in depression -- are only cause if tryptophan cannot be delivered to the nerve cells.

Directly or indirectly , water maintains an efficient and effective rate of tryptophan flow into the brain tissues for its immediate conversion into serotonin.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Water Can Cure Depression

Depending on what area of the brain is more affected by dehydration. different subsets of labels have generated for the same basic problem.

Since you have been initiated into the field of psychiatry by the advertising programs of the drug industry, you likely want to know all about the relationship of water to serotonin and its re-uptake inhibitors, and so on, before you can begin to value water as an effective natural medication against depression.

There are 20 amino acids. from these, then body manufactures different proteins for construction of both body tissues and the active messenger agents that regulate the body's functions. The body has the ability to manufacture 10 of these amino acids, but the other 10 cannot be manufactured and must be imported. The 10 amino acids the body can make are alanine, glycine, proline, serine, cysteine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, asparagines, glutamine, and tyrosine.

However, at least two of these amino acids -- cysteine and tyrosine -- are derivatives of other essential amino acids that the body cannot manufacture but must consume. Cysteine is manufactured from methionine, and tyrosine is manufactured from phenylalanine.

The human body can manufacture some histidine, but not enough of it during childhood and old age. For this reason, histidine should also be considered an essential amino acid.

The essential amino acids --- listed in the order of their importance for brai function --- are histidine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, methionine, lysine, threonine, valine, arginine, leucine, and isoleucine.

Histidine gets converted to the neurotransmitter histamine and is responsible for the water regulation and resource management of the body. It operates your thirst sensations and regulates the water rationing programs of the body. It is with us from minute one of life when the ovum is fertilized by the sperm, but has not yet divided into the two cells.

Histamine has to "wet-nurse" the ovum for it to be able to expand in volume and then divide, and divide, until the fetus-baby is born -- histamine is there all the time.

In childhood, when child body is growing, histamine acts as a strong growth factor, much like growth hormone. The difference is that histamine becomes more and more active as we grow older, while growth hormone activity diminished very rapidly from the third decade (30th-years)of life.

The tremendous need for the actions of histamine in childhood and old age makes its precursor amino acid, histidine, essential. many neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), seem to be produced because of histidine metabolism imbalance. many emotional problems are associated with excess activity of histamine during its water-regulation.

The more the human body becomes dehydrated (note: the body is already 2% dehydrated when you feel thirsty; so drink water prior to feeling thirsty to prevent dehydration kick-in; every 90 minute, drink at least 10% of your personal daily water quota; daily water quota is 31.42(ml) multiply with your present body weight digits (weight in kilogram); if your body weighs 65 kg, then 31.42 X 65 = 2042.3 ml is your daily personal water quota), the more histamine activity takes over the physiological functions that were the responsibility of water. If there is not enough water to energize the mineral pumps, or cation pumps, and regulate the balance between sodium (which has to stay outside the cells membranes) and potassium (which must be forced back in), histamine stimulates the release of energy to jump-start the protein pumps and bring about osmotic balance in the environment of the cells -- most vitally in the brain.

Histamine acts as a natural energy manager in the absence of water and shortage of hydroelectric energy. Warning: anti-histamine drugs in fact is fighting your body natural mechanism of surviving due to body dehydration; so the logical remedy is to drink water, not take in more anti-histamine pills.
Brain function is not efficient without histamine when the body is short of water. Nor is it efficient for long if it has to rely only on histamine as a substitute for the functions of water. In essence, this state of inefficient brain physiological, caused by the missing action of water, due to water deficit, is what we call depression.

Serotonin is the kingpin chemical, needed for many events that silently regulate the body physiology. This is why a shortage of the serotonin that should normally be available is one of the hallmarks of depression. It's is also why ( a trade secret, now, exposed !) the pharmaceutical industry has produced number of chemicals that slow down the rate of serotonin's destruction in the nerve terminals after it is secreted to perform one of its many functions:
1 of 11*Serotonin alters the threshold of pain sensation and produce analgesia.

2 of 11*Serotonin controls production and release of the growth hormone. Now you know why anti-histamine drug medications can have negative-side-effect upon normal growth in patients.

3 of 11*Serotonin controls the level of blood sugar.

4 of 11*Serotonin controls the blood pressure levels of the body - it has a tendency to lower blood pressure. If you drink enough water daily, your blood pressure level will be regulated within normal pressure.

5 of 11* Serotonin and tryptophan control appetite. You remember I talked about motilin, which is considered a kind of gut serotonin. It is the hormone that causes the satiety sensation.

You now understand the physiological upheaval that occurs as a result of tryptophan shortage in the brain tissue. After 20-plus years of research into relationship of water to pain regulation of the human body, I have reached a broad understanding of how to avoid serotonin depletion in the brain and prevent depression.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

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water deficit in body intake and depression in its early stages is like the brown grass disease of the brain cells. It is a direct outcome of not drinking water on a regular basis in quality and quantity, worse, of drinking caffeinated beverages in place of plain water.

Caffeine is a drying agent to the body and dehydrates the body. Nine trillion brain cells need water all the time. The human brain is 85 percent water and needs every drop of it to perform its most complicated functions. Depression is much like the wilting stage of brown grass, but sadly, you cannot dig up the brain cells and plant new gene-improved models in their place, at least not yet. You will have to make do with what you have -- water it.

And because jargon-peddling is the way of "knowledgeable professionals," the simple shortage of water, and the material resources it would bring with it for the needs of the brain, has been responsible for the creation of psychiatry as a field among the medical disciplines. The difference between psychology and psychiatry is in the way the patient is treated. In the one discipline they talk you out of your concerns, and in the other they medicate you into conformity.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Expensive Sickcare System?

US healthcare worst, and most expensive.

Infections kill 100,000 patients in hospitals and other clinics in the U.S. every year.

Japan’s health-insurance system covers everybody, including illegal aliens. It pays for physical, mental, dental, and long-term care.

Japanese are the world’s most prodigious consumers of medical care; they see the doctor about 15 times per year, three times the U.S. norm. They get twice as many prescriptions per capita and three times as many MRI scans. The average hospital stay is 20 nights—four times the U.S. average.

Cost: And yet Japan produces all that high-quality care at bargain-basement prices. The aging nation spends about $3,500 per person on health care each year; America burns through $7,400 per person and still leaves millions without coverage.

Canadians live three years longer and are healthier than Americans, and the lack of universal health care in the United States may be a factor, researchers say.


This letter is from someone who is daily seeing sick people and curing them with water. His story is interesting. Feel free and use your liberty to share his story with your friend or friends. Have a healthy wealth day.

The Center for Functional Nutrition
514 Amherst Road, South Hadley, MA 01075
Ryssell Mariani, M.A., Director of Client Education Services

To: F.Batmanghelidj, M.D.
Date:September 21, 2004

Dear Dr.B,

This is a letter that is long overdue!

Since 1973, when I was incorrectly diagnosed with colon cancer and then ineffectively treated for ulcerative colitis, I have been on a quest to discover the fundamental connections between our nutritional choices and our health . Scientific studies, though often helpful, should never be a replacement for our own direct personal experiences. Thank you for encouraging people to take more responsibility for our health and well-being by taking actions that truly nourish us best.

In my own experience, I was shocked to discover how little I understood about the cause and effect relationships between states of chronic unintentional dehydration and disease. Even in my natural healing classes I had been advised to eat when you're hungry and drink when you're thirsty. I had been taught that there was enough water content in the cooked whole grains, steamed vegetables and fresh fruits that I was eating and that extra water was rarely necessary. I was taught that drinking water would dilute and render ineffective the digestive juices. i was taught that drinking water would weaken the kidneys. How incorrect all that advice turned out to be! Although I had always made a point of drinking only fresh spring-water or purified tap water, there were many-years of my life that I rarely drank more than one or two glasses of water per day. For most of the past thirty years, I have weighed an average of two hundred pounds. So you can see that my daily water intake had been woefully inadequate for a very long time.

My bady was constantly crying out to me for water and salt, but I did not know how to interpret these messages. irritable bowel, chronic fatigue, dry skin, days of acute anxiety, weeks of constant depression, periodic kidney stones ; were all signals of thirst and chronic dehydration that I missed for many, many years. More importantly, because of my own ignorance of the role of proper daily hydration and health, I was unable to pass this vital information on to others. Fortunately, all of that changed about seven years ago. (1997)

In the middle of one of the worst episodes of acute anxiety and constant depression in my life, someone handed me your first book: "Your Body's Many Cries for Water". After reading chapter 5 on Stress and Depression, I had the thought : "Why haven't I ever read or heard anything about this before?" Your explanations all made perfect sense. A few days later I phoned your office and spoke to you in person. You simply advised me to begin measuring the inflow of water and the outflow of urine, and to consume half my body weight in ounces of water with salt, daily. Thus began one of the most helpful and important learning experiences of my life.

Following your sage advice, it took a mere twenty-one days for my body to rid itself of the state of anxiety and depression that I had been suffering from for almost two months.

Remember, that I had been suffering from periodic ( and medically unexplainable) bouts of anxiety and depression for over twenty years.In the previous three years, I had also started to experience the excruciating pain of kidney stones, which came upon me like clockwork, in the late summers of 1994. 1995 and 1996.

Since first learning about the WaterCure in March, 1997, I have not had one relapse of anxiety or depression. I have not had another kidney stone attack either. I know with absolute confidence and certainty that both of these medically unexplainable conditions had their origin in my state of chronic unintentional dehydration. As the weeks and months and years roll by, the benefits of proper daily hydration continue to manifest.

Clearly there exists no more powerful medicine on earth than simple water and salt! Clearly, the easiest thing each one of us can do every single day to ensure the highest quality of health inside our own bodies, is to maintain proper hydration levels within the cells, organs and systems, by drinking the correct amounts of water with salt. In the hierarchy of effective health solutions, nothing is more important than water with salt. The WaterCure is health solution number one!

I have tried many natural, alternative and holistic health habits for over thirty years now, and all of them have worked to one degrees or another. Water with salt is the thing that ties them all together. When the body is properly hydrated on a daily basis, every other complementary health practice is enhanced and made more effective. For many people this habit of water with salt is the missing piece of the puzzle in their long search for effective health solutions. In my work with clients in my nutrition counseling practice, it is the very first thing I teach them. Please let your readers know that they are welcome to contact me by phone or e-mail at any time. I am committed to helping you get the word out about proper daily hydration. The WaterCure is not only vital; it's transformational.

Thank you for your pioneering work in educating the world about the role of proper daily hydration and health. Ignorance truly is the cause of all human suffering. And education, of the kind you continue to provide us all, is the very best medicine we have.

Russell Mariani

Friday, September 2, 2011

Water Charity for this Dying World

Clean water can greatly alleviate the world’s disease burden, but only with education and hygienic practice. charity: water is committed to using water as a gateway to sanitary living and keep sanity.

Remain sanity amid the insane world of drugs.

Which is More Dangerous: You read and be the final Judge

More than a quarter of children and teens in the United States are taking a medication on a regular basis. Close to seven percent are on two or more prescription drugs.

Prescribing medications to children can cause problems; many of them have not had their effects on children researched.

Even in ones that have, the consequences of using them over the course of a lifetime is usually unknown.

According to the Wall Street Journal:

"... [C]hildren and teens are ... taking a wide variety of ... medications once considered only to be for adults, from statins to diabetes pills and sleep drugs, according to figures provided to The Wall Street Journal by IMS Health, a research firm.

Prescriptions for antihypertensives in people age 19 and younger could hit 5.5 million this year if the trend though September continues ... Unhealthy diets and lack of exercise among children ... fuel the use of some treatments, such as those for hypertension."

Meanwhile, there's an ongoing discussion about which is more dangerous: alternative medicine or prescription drugs?

A recent survey led found four deaths between 2001 and 2003 that were associated with use of alternative treatments in Australia.

However, according to health and nutrition expert Dr. Gary Null, deaths associated with use of dietary supplements or alternative medicine are extremely rare compared to the death toll from the medical errors and prescription drugs.

Yet despite the well-documented dangers of prescription drugs and a painful recession, drug companies still represent the nation's third most profitable business sector in the U.S.

How do they do that?

At least in part by cheating the government, misrepresenting science, and bribing doctors. Writing in AlterNet, Martha Rosenberg lists 15 ways the drug companies lie, break the law, or risk your health for profit.

Here are a few of them:

1. They create fake patient advocacy groups to lobby for drug company interests. These front groups often push the FDA to approve an expensive drug that has acceptable, cheaper alternatives.

2. Cheating the Government

Drug companies are a top defrauder of the federal government. They've been hit with $14.8 billion in wrongdoing settlements in the last five years -- but that's still cheaper than going about things the legal way.

3. Dangerous Trials

Presiding over clinical trials can make a doctor thousands per patient -- and sometimes they compromise patient safety just to get at that money.

4. Deceptive Trials

Trials that only determine that a drug is "not worse" than another one can skew results. And some research deliberately skewed, with results decided upon before the trial is ever conducted.

To read the other ways in which the drug companies rip you off, see Rosenberg's article.

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

The recent article on child and teen drug use published in The Wall Street Journal is nothing if not shocking.

It's exceedingly hard to fathom that more than 25 percent of American youths are now taking prescription medication on a regular basis. Among adolescents aged 10 to 19, the figure jumps to 30 percent, and nearly seven percent are taking two or more drugs.

This is an absolute prescription for disaster, and there's simply NO justification for it, other than to maximize corporate profits for the drug cartels. These are kids for God's sake. How could it be possible that one in four would need drug assistance in the healthiest years of their life?

Few trends highlight the fatal flaws in the U.S. medical system more than our ruthless drugging of children. Not only are kids coming down with chronic diseases once only seen in adults (heart disease, type 2 diabetes, depression), but they are being medicated with toxic drugs rather than being taught how to get healthy, naturally.

In a couple of decades, these kids will find out that the medications they've been given have done nothing to heal their bodies, and if nothing changes they will find themselves on an increasing list of drugs that will accelerate their early demise.

The Dangerous Play of Pediatric Drugs

Children and adolescents should be, for the most part, at their health peak. Instead, this age group now represents the leading growth category for the pharmaceutical industry, with increases nearly four times higher than those seen in the rest of the population, as of last year.

This is extremely troubling and tragic for a number of reasons:

Research on drug safety is limited in general, but nearly non-existent for many of the drugs now prescribed to children
The impact of using drugs—ANY drug—for the majority of an entire lifetime is not only "poorly understood," but entirely unknown, as such long-term studies have not been done. Hence the current generation of child drug users are literally acting as long-term guinea pigs
The future health care costs for these children is likely going to be astronomical, as their health will begin to spiral downward due to side effects from the drugs—which will be treated with an ever increasing number of drugs and costly medical treatments
Older, established drugs are also rarely scrutinized for safety in children, since drug companies have little incentive to test medicines once their patent protection has expired

Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs for children and teens these days include drugs for:

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Diabetes drugs
Sleeping pills

The last three of these drugs are designed for adults. They were never intended for widespread use in children, and safety and effectiveness data for pediatric use does not exist.

In fact, 75 percent of all prescription drugs do NOT have labeling instructions for children, leaving their use in children up to your physician's discretion.

Unhealthy Lifestyles are Making Kids Sick

Some of the largest jumps in prescriptions for kids are drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and heartburn.

Since 2001, the use of heartburn and acid reflux medications among adolescents has jumped 147 percent, while girls aged 10 to 19 taking medications for type 2 diabetes has jumped close to 200 percent in the last nine years. And prescriptions for antihypertensives for children under the age of 19 are predicted to reach 5.5 million this year, The Wall Street Times reports.

Every one of these "chronic diseases" is virtually always the result of an unhealthy lifestyle, namely poor diet, lack of exercise, and stress.

But instead, kids are taught from a young age that in order to "feel better" they need to go to the doctor or the nearest drug store and get medicine. To make matters worse, kids are exposed to TV commercials, some with animated characters and talking animals, pedaling drugs to their parents and sometimes directly to teens.

This is an atrocity, as what is needed to treat these types of ailments is a prescription for a healthier lifestyle.

For example, if your child has high blood pressure, step number one is to avoid fructose such as high fructose corn syrup, which is the number one source of calories in the US. So, get your kid off cola, sports drinks and processed foods. Then encourage some daily physical activity, and drugs will in most cases be completely unnecessary.

Sadly, only an estimated 10 percent of parents follow advice that involves lifestyle modification, even when it comes from their doctor or pediatrician.

Please, don't be in the majority on this issue, especially when it involves the long-term health of your child.

Which are More Dangerous: Drugs or Alternative Medicine? recently reported on an Australian surveillance study that found alternative medicine had caused the death of four children between the years of 2001 and 2003.

A total of 39 reports of side effects attributable to the use of alternative medicine were also found.

When you compare that to the death statistics of modern drugs, the answer to the subhead above becomes rather self-evident.

That's not to say that alternative medicine has a flawless safety record. However, if safety is a concern for you and your family, opting for a well-established natural folk remedy over a drug is surely going to provide you with a far greater safety margin when you need to treat a symptom. (The best "remedy" however, is going to be an overall healthy lifestyle that focuses on a nutrient-dense diet, exercise, toxin avoidance and stress relief.)

That said, let's compare the death statistics of alternative medicine with the mortality statistics of the conventional drug route.

Dr. Null and colleagues published an oft-cited report in 2003 about the death toll caused by drugs and conventional medical treatments, which included the following statistics.

Adverse drug reactions -- 106,000 deaths/year
Medical errors -- 98,000 deaths/year
Unnecessary procedures -- 37,136 deaths/year
Surgery -- 32,000 deaths/year

Additionally, a June 2010 report in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, which analyzed 62 million death certificates from 1976 to 2006 (the most recent year available), found that almost a quarter-million of those deaths were coded as having occurred in a hospital setting due to medication errors.

In an AMA article discussing the study, one co-author quoted as stating that "medication errors are the second-leading cause of accidental death, and the only kind of accidental death that is increasing over time."

An estimated 450,000 preventable medication-related adverse events occur in the U.S. every year, and adverse drug reactions cause injuries or death in 1 of 5 hospital patients.

The costs of adverse drug reactions to society are more than $136 billion annually -- greater than the total cost of cardiovascular or diabetic care.

So, going back to the fact that over 25 percent of American youths are now taking prescription drugs on a chronic basis, you don't need a crystal ball to see what the future has in store...

Dirty Big Pharma Tricks that Risk Your Health for Profit

In a December 22, 2010 article, Martha Rosenberg spells out the many ways drug companies maintain their standing as the third most profitable industry sector in the US, despite a dwindling economy and poor publicity.

She hits the nail on the head in her evaluation of their "winning" tactics:

"[B]y cheating the government, misrepresenting science, bribing doctors, patients and pharmacies, and squeezing the FDA.

… Pharma has often been criticized for lack of creativity in developing new drugs. But these dirty tricks show its creativity is alive and well when it comes to putting the public at risk just to turn a profit."

Yes, the drug industry has shown a remarkable knack for creativity when it comes to misleading the public, lying to doctors, and swindling our government out of dwindling resources.

Rosenberg comes up with no less than 15 different unethical strategies employed by the industry to ensure their survival while risking yours. I highly recommend reading through her article for an eye-opening look at "how it's done."

We've seen an increasing lack of ethical behavior from the drug industry in recent years. Deceptive propaganda is at an all-time high, while out-and-out criminality appears to have become standard practice.

Together, these two factors are destroying the health of millions, bankrupting both individuals and our government, and undermining the very foundation of what "medical science" is supposed to entail.

All in all, 19 drug companies have made's Top 100 Corporate Criminals List for the 1990s.

The United States seems to be moving towards fascism in which there is an unholy alliance and merger between government and corporate interests.

However, there is a ray of hope.

Organizations like the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, the False Claims Act Legal Center, and Politicol News are now starting to investigate and publicize the illegal and criminal actions that these companies have been getting away with for years.

Thanks to the federal False Claims Act, state and federal investigators have a gun that they can use to hunt down and prosecute these heinous crimes with. If you visit the False Claims Act Legal Center website, you'll get a hint of just how much this type of corporate has been going on.

But again, it's just a hint, just the tip of an iceberg. What it does prove, however, is that Big Pharma can't be trusted. They have the criminal history to prove it.

That said, I urge you to step off this out-of-control train; to reconsider the use of drugs both for yourself and for your children. As I mentioned earlier, the vast majority of health problems now treated with drugs are both preventable and treatable without drugs.

So please, do your homework, and remember that lifestyle changes ARE the cures you're looking for. Pills will never, ever address the underlying cause of your health problems.

That's not what they're designed to do!

Since we began this comment discussing the needless drugging of children, I'll wrap this up with some of my recommendations for raising a healthy child.

Tips for Keeping Your Child Drug-Free and Healthy

It's quite common for parents -- especially first-time parents -- to rush their children to a physician for every minor ailment. It's important to remember that in the first year or two of life, your child's immune system is still being formed, and their experiences during this time can often predict whether or not they will have life-long health problems.

Scientific studies continually support the wisdom of limiting exposures to "foreign" substances for children, including synthetic chemicals -- which includes drugs.

Along with immune system development, your child's nervous system continues to develop well into their seventh year of life. With the recent epidemic increase in the rates of autism, attention deficit, and hyperactivity disorders, it would seem prudent to nurture and protect your child's health in every way possible.

It's also important to remember that your child's immune system and overall health is most influenced by diet, not by drugs or supplements. Many if not most of the chronic diseases kids are now facing can be prevented with proper food choices, along with the commonsense strategies that follow:

Breastfeed – Feeding your child breast milk and avoiding baby formulas (especially soy formulas, which can be deadly) is perhaps one of the best things you can do to nurture your child's inherent immune system, setting the stage for optimal health.
Get educated on vaccinations – Before you go along with the standard protocol, do your homework on childhood vaccinations, and opt out of any vaccination where the risks are greater than the potential benefit.
Proper diet – So many people, including health professionals, do not pay enough attention to diet. I recommend determining your child's nutritional type and following my nutrition plan from an early age to avoid many common ailments and chronic diseases later on. You should also be sure your child is not consuming too much fructose from consuming soda, candy or other processed foods.

Fructose is highly destructive to virtually every body system within your child. So eliminate ALL sodas, and be VERY cautious about drinking fruit juices, as they are also high in fructose. It's far better to eat whole unprocessed fruits instead.
Exercise -- Too much sedentary time is actually one of the forces driving the child obesity epidemic. About 30 percent of U.S. children are now overweight, and, childhood diabetes has increased 10-fold in the last 20 years.

If your child is in this group, it is imperative that you limit their TV, computer and video game time, and replace them with a regular exercise program. Overweight and obese children will need at least 30 minutes of exercise each day, and may benefit from closer to 60 minutes.

Even if your child is not overweight, you should encourage him or her to take part in physically engaging activities throughout the summer, after school days, and on the weekends.
Treat fevers properly -- A fever is actually a good thing and can improve your child's immune system, making them much healthier in the long run. High fevers can be especially beneficial as they are far better than any immunization at building an authentic, life-long immune response.

When you suppress these fevers with Tylenol or another medication, you can cause far more harm than good. (I advise avoiding most all of the anti-fever medications unless your child is absolutely miserable or the fever is over 104 degrees F.) A tepid bath can be a soothing and effective alternative.
Avoid antibiotics – Many common infections -- such as colds and the flu -- for example, are still treated with antibiotics even though it's common knowledge that antibiotics CANNOT treat those kinds of infections! This kind of antibiotic abuse will only be a detriment to your child's health in the long run.
Healthy outlets for stress – Kids can be under a lot of stress to keep their grades up and forge new relationships with their peers. Make sure that your kids know how to release their sadness, stress, or other negative emotions, and encourage them to engage in relaxing activities if you know they've had a stressful day.

These lifestyle strategies will help prime your child for a lifetime of optimal health.

In the event your child is offered a prescription drug, I would strongly encourage you to do the research before giving your child any medication, and only do so if there is truly no other option (you may need to seek out the opinion of a physician who is knowledgeable about natural medicine).