The History Of The Enema

Its Unique History & Amazing Detox Properties…

Part One: The Coffee Enema

An enema is “a fluid injected into the rectum for the purpose of clearing out the bowel, or of administering drugs or food.”  The word itself comes from the Greek “en-hienai,” meaning to “send or inject into.”  The enema has been called “one of the oldest medical procedures still used today.”  Tribal women in Africa, and elsewhere, routinely use it on their children.  The earliest medical text in existence, the Egyptian Ebers Papyrus, from 1500 B.C., mentions it.  Millennia before, the Pharaoh had a “guardian of the anus,” a special doctor, one of whose purposes was to administer the royal enema.

The Greeks wrote of the fabled cleanliness of the Egyptians, which included the internal cleansing of their systems through emetics and enemas.  They employed these on 3 consecutive days a month said Herodotus (II.77) or at intervals of 3 or 4 days, according to a later historian Diodorus.  The Egyptians explained to their visitors that they did this because they “believed that diseases were engendered by superfluities of the food,” a modern-sounding theory! 

Enemas were known in ancient Sumeria, Babylonia, India, Greece, and China.  American Indians independently invented it, using a syringe made of an animal bladder and a hollow leg bone.  Pre-Columbian South Americans fashioned latex into the first rubber enema bags and tubes.  In fact, there is hardly a region of the world where people did not discover or adapt the enema.  It is more ubiquitous than the wheel.  Enemas are found in world literature from Aristophanes to Shakespeare, Gulliver Travels to Peyton Place.

In pre-revolutionary France, a daily enema after dinner was de rigueur.  It was not only considered indispensable for health but also practiced for good complexion as well.  Louis XIV is said to have taken over 2,000 in his lifetime.  Could this have been the source of the Sun King’s sunny disposition?  For centuries, enemas were a routine home remedy.  In recent times, the routine use of enemas died out.  The main times that doctors employ them nowadays are before and after surgery and childbirth.  Difficult and potentially dangerous barium enemas before colonic X-rays are of course still a favorite among allopathic doctors. 

The coffee bean has an interesting history.  It was imported in Arabia in the early 1500’s by the Sufi religious mystics, who used it to fight drowsiness while praying.  It was especially prized for its medicinal qualities, in both the Near East and Europe.  No one knows when the first daring soul filled an enema bag with a quart of java.  What is known is that the coffee enema appeared at least as early as 1917 and was found in the prestigious Merck Manual until 1972.  In the 1920’s, German scientists found that a caffeine solution could open the bile ducts and stimulate the production of bile in the liver of experimental animals. 

Dr. Max Gerson used this clinically as part of a general detoxification regimen, first for tuberculosis, then cancer.  Caffeine, he postulated, will travel up the hemorrhoidal to the portal vein and then to the liver.  Gerson noted some remarkable effects of this procedure.  For instance, patients did not need their usually prescribed painkillers once on the enemas.  Many people have noted the paradoxical calming effect of coffee enemas.  And while coffee enemas can relieve constipation, Gerson cautioned:  “Patients have to know that the coffee enemas are not given for the function of the intestines but for the stimulation of the liver.” 

Coffee enemas were an established part of medical practice when Dr. Max Gerson introduced them into cancer therapy in the 1930s.  Basing himself on German laboratory work, Gerson believed that caffeine could stimulate the liver and gall bladder to discharge bile.  He felt this process could contribute to the health of the cancer patient. 

Although the coffee enema has been heaped with scorn, there has been some independent scientific work that gives credence to the value of the coffee enema.  In 1981, for example, Dr. Lee Wattenberg and his colleagues were soon able to show that substances found in coffee, kahweol and cafestol palimate, promote the activity of a key enzyme system, glutathione S-transferase, above its normal activity.  This system detoxifies a vast array of electrophiles from the bloodstream and, according to Gar Hildenbrand of the Gerson Institute, “must be regarded as an important mechanism for carcinogen detoxification.”  This enzyme group is responsible for neutralizing free radicals, harmful chemicals now commonly implicated in the initiation of cancer.  In mice, for example, these systems are enhanced 600% in the liver and 700% in the bowel when coffee beans are added to the mice’s diet. 

Dr. Peter Lechner, who is investigating the Gerson method at the Ladneskrankenhaus of Graz, Austria, has reported that “coffee enemas have a definite effect on the colon which can be observed with an endoscope.”  F.W. Cope (1977) has postulated the existence of a “tissue damage syndrome.”  When cells are challenged by a poison, oxygen deprivation, malnutrition or a physical trauma they lose potassium, take on sodium and chloride, and swell up with excess water.  Another scientist (Ling) has suggested that water in a normal cell is contained in a crystalline structure.  Being alive requires not just the right chemicals, but also the right chemical structure.  Cells normally have a preference for potassium over sodium, but when a cell is damaged it begins to prefer sodium.  This craving results in a damaged ability of cells to repair themselves and to utilize energy.  Further, damaged cells produce toxins; around tumors there are zones of “wounded” but still non-malignant tissue, swollen with salt and water. 

Gerson believed it axiomatic that cancer could not exist in normal metabolism.  He pointed to the fact that scientists often had to damage an animal’s thyroid and adrenals just to get a transplanted tumor to “take.”  He directed his efforts toward creating normal metabolism in the tissue surrounding a tumor. 

It is the liver and small bowel that neutralize the most common tissue toxins: polyamines, ammonia, toxic-bound nitrogen and electrophiles.  These detoxification systems are enhanced by the coffee enema.  Physiological chemistry and physics has stated “caffeine enemas cause dilation of bile ducts, which facilitates excretion of toxic cancer breakdown products by the liver and dialysis of toxic products across the colonic wall.” 

In addition, theophylline and theobromine, two other chemicals in coffee, dilate blood vessels and counter inflammation of the gut; the palimates enhance the enzyme system responsible for the removal of toxic free radicals from the serum; and the fluid of the enema then stimulates the visceral nervous system to promote peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum and out of the rectum. 

Since the enema is generally held for 15 minutes, and all the blood passes through the liver, the palimates enhance the enzyme system responsible for the removal of toxic free radicals from the serum; and the fluid of the enema then stimulates the visceral nervous system to promote peristalsis and the transit of diluted toxic bile from the duodenum and out of the rectum.  Furthermore, since all the blood passes through the liver every three minutes, “these enemas represent a form of dialysis of the blood across the gut wall.”  The research by Sherry Rodgers, MD author of Detox or Die, suggests that there is no stimulatory effect of the adrenals from a coffee enema.  The personal experience of Gabriel Cousens, MD supports her findings.

Our next article will cover the benefits of wheatgrass and intestonal health. Here at Creative Health Institute we do not teach how to prepare coffee enema’s nor do we discus the benefits of coffee enema’s, though we do acknowledged the benefits derived from this method of bowel and body detoxification. Our focus at CHI is teaching about water based enema’s which contain electrolites and probiotics. This cleansing system incorporates  wheatgrass implants as part of the full body cleanse.

Whishing everyone their healthiest day ever!

Robert “Bobby” Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan 49094

 This articles author is not known and the information is a compliation of theories that have no scientific premise and therefore the article is  not meant to provide medical information and is for entertainment purposes only.

The Nutritional Power In 1 Cup Of Raw Tomatoes

The following information was covered in a lecture I gave on the nutrient density of raw living food when compared to cooked foods. I shared this information with Creative Health Institute (CHI) students in October 2009. I hope it helps you to appreciate the amazing health benefits we receive, when we eat the way we were intended to eat. Dr. Ann Wigmore’s teachings have inspired me to research the science or raw living foods. I am planning on adding an additional section to the blog that focuses on raw living food nutrition.

Peace, Blessings, Love & Gratitude,

Bobby

Nutrients In One Cup Of Tomatoes

Protein: 1.58 g – The recommended daily protein requirements for humans are derived from “ideal body weight”. The ideal body weight is calculated based on height and varies slightly for men and women.

Our protein requirements can also be expressed in terms of total caloric intake, The World Health Organization (WHO), and many national health agencies have independently conducted studies, which (even though they differ slightly) all conclude our daily protein requirement should be between 10% to 15% of our daily caloric intake. Proteins are necessary for building the structural components of the human body, such as muscles and organs. You also need proteins to keep your immune system healthy, synthesize neurotransmitters, create and signal hormones, and much more. A balanced raw living food diet supplies the body with all of the protein it needs. Living food protein is found in nuts, seeds, sprouts, vegetables and sweet and non-sweet fruits.

Calcium: 18 mg – daily requirement is 1000 -1200 mg. Calcium is a mineral that gives strength to bones and teeth. It is important for muscle contraction, blood clotting, and nerve function. Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body.Good sources – sunflower seeds, dark-green leafy vegetables

Iron: 0.49 mg – Daily requirement 8 mg a day for men 16 mg a day for women. Iron is a mineral found in every living cell. It is part of red blood cells and muscle proteins. Iron helps the blood cells and muscles to carry and hold oxygen and then release it when needed. Iron is essential to make enzymes and hormones. Good sources – dark-green vegetables,

Magnesium: 20 mg – Daily requirement – 420 mg/day for Males · 320 mg/day for Females. Magnesium is a mineral important for muscle contractions, a healthy nervous system, immune system and strong bones. It is involved in hundreds of enzyme reactions in the body. Good sources seeds, nuts, dark green vegetables, wheat grass. 

Phosphorus: 43 mg – Daily requirement 700 mg/day.  Phosphorous is a critical component of every cell. It works with the B vitamins to generate energy. Phosphorus is necessary for growth of bones and teeth; bones and teeth are 85% phosphorous. It works with sodium and potassium to maintain acid-base balance, and assist in muscle contraction, kidney function, heartbeat regulation, and in nerve conduction. Second to calcium in the body. Bones and teeth are 85% Phosphorus. Good sources all fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, and sprouts.

Potassium:427 mg No minimum RDA An adequate daily amount of potassium for adults is 4,700 mg/ day. Potassium maintains heartbeat and is important in many metabolic reactions. It balances fluid inside and outside the cells to maintain normal cell function. Potassium blunts the rise of blood pressure in response to excess dietary sodium. A high potassium diet might help prevent bone loss and kidney stones. Good sources – The highest sources are apricots, figs, prunes, bananas, oranges and orange juice, cantaloupe, honeydew, sweet potatoes and tomatoes

Sodium: 9 mg –  250 -500 mg a day is sufficient. Our  kidneys conserve and release sodium as needed. For “salt-sensitive” people, blood pressure will increases in direct proportion to increases in sodium intake. About 60% of adults with high blood pressure are salt sensitive. Blood pressure above120 systolic/80 diastolic is high. In countries where sodium intake is low, there is less hypertension, cardiovascular disease and stroke. Excess sodium may also weaken the bones by promoting calcium excretion.

Zinc: 0.31 mg The RDA for Zinc for healthy adults is:11 mg/day for healthy males 8 mg/day for healthy females. Zinc is a mineral that is needed for growth, especially during pregnancy and childhood, and for tissue building and repair. It is involved in wound healing, maintaining a healthy immune system, and cell reproduction. Zinc is a component of over 100 enzymes in the body. Good sources – sunflower seeds pumpkin seeds, Almonds pine nuts, pecans, walnuts, cashews, nuts, blackberries and kiwi.

Vitamin C: 22.9 mg  – The Recommended Dietary Allowance is 90 milligrams a day for males and 75 milligrams a day for females. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant  protecting cells against oxidizing damage, helps wounds to heal, fights infections, promotes healthy bones, teeth, gums and blood vessels, and aids in the absorption of iron. Good sources -Fruits and vegetables are high in Vitamin C. The highest are red and green peppers, oranges, cantaloupe, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and tomatoes. 

Thiamin B Vitamin:0.067 mg – RDA 1.2 mg/day for males and 1.1 mg/day for females. Thiamin is a water soluble B vitamin, also known as vitamin B1. It helps produce energy from carbohydrate on a cellular level, and is very important for nerve conduction and muscle function. Alcoholics are very low on Thiamin – Not enough causes BERIBERI , both  wet and dry. Good sources – Brazil nuts, pecans, spinach, tomatoes, cantaloupe and oranges.

Riboflavin B2 Vitamin: 0.034 mg –  adults are 1.3 mg/day for males and 1.1 mg/day for females. Riboflavin is a water-solublevitamin, which helps us get energy from carbohydrates. It is important for growth and red blood cell production. It also helps to convert the amino acid, tryptophan, to the B vitamin, niacin. Good sources- Almonds,  broccoli, asparagus, and spinach.

Niacin B Vitamin: 1.069 mg The RDA for niacin (as NE) in healthy adults is 16 mg/day for males and 14 mg/day for females. Niacin is a water-soluble B vitamin, essential for energy metabolism in the cells, the proper functioning of the gastrointestinal and nervous systems, healthy skin, and the release of energy from carbohydrates, fats and protein. Affects the proper functioning of over 50 much-needed enzymes in the body. Niacin also has the ability to lower the LDL cholesterol (coined as bad cholesterol) level and prevent build-up of plaque on arterial walls. Good sources –  Niacin rich foods include almonds and seeds, wheat grass, green leafy vegetables, carrots, turnips and celery.

Pantothenic Acid – B Complex Vitamin:0.160 mg – 5mg a day is good. Pantothenic Acid is a water-soluble vitamin that is one of the B complex vitamins. It is involved in the release of energy from carbohydrates and helps to metabolize protein, fat and carbohydrates from food. Pantothenic acid plays a part in 100 different chemical reactions needed to produce lipids, steroids, hemoglobin, and other substances in the body. Good Sources – mushrooms, avocadoes, broccoli, and sweet potatoes.

Vitamin B6:0.144 mg – 1.3 – 1.7 mg per day. Vitamin B6, is a water-soluble vitamin needed by the nervous and immune systems. Vitamin B6 helps nerve cells to communicate. It is involved in making hormones, insulin, antibodies, and cell membranes, and is needed for the normal breakdown of protein, carbohydrates and fat. Vitamin B6 helps to maintain blood sugar within the normal range. Vitamin B6 also aids in the formation of niacin from the amino acid, tryptophan. Good sources – bananas, spinach, leafy greens, wheat grass, sprouts.

Folate:27 mcg –  The RDA for folic acid is 400 micrograms /day. Folate is one of several B vitamins found in foods. It is vital for making new, healthy body cells. Low Folate causes –  General weakness, fatigue, depression, gastrointestinal problems, and frequent infections. Good sources – strawberries and citrus fruits and juices; leafy green vegetables such as spinach and romaine lettuce, wheatgrass Folic acid, a man-made form of folate.

Vitamin A:1500 IU – International Units (IU) on food and supplement labels. Adult men require 3000 IU/day and women need 2310 IU/day. There is no RDA for provitamin A. Vitamin A is needed for: Vision, immunity, growth and reproduction. It keeps the mucous linings of he respiratory, urinary, and intestinal tracts healthy to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering.  Vitamin A is usually abundant in colorful fruits and vegetables is in a form that can be converted to Vitamin A (provitamin A). Carotenoids, like beta-carotene, are examples of provitamin A.  Good sources – Pro vitamin A is found in dark green and bright orange vegetables and fruits like spinach, sweet potatoes carrots, cantaloupe, apricots, tomatoes and others. Deeper colors are associated with higher levels of  Pro Vitamin A.

Vitamin E:0.97 mg – The RDA for vitamin E for adults is 15mg/day. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cells membranes from damage. It is particularly important for cells that carry oxygen like the cells of lungs and red blood cells. Vitamin E also has a role in immune function, DNA repair, and other metabolic processes. Good Sources – seeds, nuts,  wheat grass, sprouts, dark green leafy vegetables (like spinach, etc.), and tomato.

Vitamin K:14.2 mcg  – Vitamin K aids blood clotting, protects the heart, and helps to build bones. Allow your blood to clot normally; Helps protect against osteoporosis; Prevent oxidative cell damage.
Good sources – the major source of Vitamin K is green, leafy, vegetables – kale, collards, spinach, and turnip greens are the highest.

Phytonutrients

Beta Carotene:808 mcg. Beta Carotene, as an anti-oxidant, supports the cardiovascular system. And, after the body transforms Beta Carotene to Vitamin A, it helps maintain the health of the skin, immune system, and eyes. Vitamin A is an essential component of the epithelial cells which guard us from environmental toxins. Beta carotene both lowers cholesterol and helps minimize arterial hardening. It may also benefit sufferers of cataracts, cancer, AIDS, high blood pressure, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, headaches, and asthma. Beta carotene may also, because of its ability to act as a powerful antioxidant within the human body help prevent cancer and heart disease. In addition, because anti-oxidants neutralize the cell-structure damaging chemical reactions of free radical, beta carotene may slow free radical related aging and disease. A Harvard University study indicated that those who take 50mg of beta carotene daily have their risk of heart attacks and strokes cut in half! Beta carotene will also improve vision and skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, and beta carotene acts to prevent the development of precancerous cells mouth and respiratory tract.

Lycopene: 4631 mcg. Lycopene is a natural pigment that gives the tomato its red colour.  It is also one of our most powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants have a protective effect on our cells and are often described as being ‘anti-aging’. Lycopene in particular has been noted for its ability to protect DNA and prevent disease, and it continues to be the subject of studies on heart disease and cancer. Lycopene is  released when the food is cooked or when the cell walls are broken down by a high speed blender. Good Sources – Tomatoes and other bright colored vegetables.

Lutein: 221 mcg. Lutein is concentrated in the retinas of your eyes and is necessary for good vision. A diet rich in lutein may lower your risk of developing cataract and macular degeneration. Lutein may also help prevent or slow down atherosclerosis, the thickening of arteries, which is a major risk for cardiovascular disease. Good Sources – Carrots, squash and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables are sources of lutein. Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, also contain high amounts of lutein.

I hope this information will help you to better understand how important it is that we have a good variety of fresh fruits, leafy greens, sprouts, nuts and seeds in our diet.

Blessings,

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Health & Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,  Michigan 49094

866.426.1213

A Simple Yeast Overgrowth Test You Can Do At Home

 
Yeast Over Growth Test

“Some health care professionals believe that Up to 89% of Americans May Have Candida” – If you would like to have a good indication if you have an over abundance of yeast… 

Try this Fast Candida Saliva Test Our Students & Guest Do It Every Day!` 

When you awake in the morning, before you brush your teeth, drink anything or eat any food, bring your tongue to the roof of your mouth and make a chewing motion until you have enough saliva in your mouth, then spit the saliva into a clear 8 oz  glass of water. Within 5-15 minutes, look in the glass. If there are strings coming down from your saliva, or if the water turned cloudy, or if your saliva sank to the bottom, You May have a Candida concern.  Healthy saliva will simply float on the top! 

Why does this work? 

Candida overgrowth begins in the colon. Overtime, as the fungal yeast multiplies it begins to migrate through the digestive tract, moving up into the small intestine, then the stomach (bloating, indigestion), up the esophagus and into the mouth. If it becomes strongly entrenched there and many times you can see a white film on your tongue and inside your cheeks. Once it has moved up to the mouth and you spit into a glass of water the yeast will sink because it is heavier than water. If there is no yeast, it will float on top. 

Remember this test is not 100% accurate and may miss yeast that has not traveled into the up the digestive track and entrenched itself on the tongue or in the mouth.  At Creative Health Institute we use the test as an indicator making sure our students understand that it is both a science and an art, when it comes to reading the results of the saliva test.

Physicians have other testing modalites which help with identifying Candida Overgrowth (CO).  One of the most reliable is the Candida Immune Complexes test, followed by a combinatoin of IgA, IgG and IgM test.  These tests range from $100 to $250, excluding the cost of your office visit.

Checklist for Candida Albicans  

This test is reviewing the signs and symptoms to determine if you have Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth. 

Candida Albicans yeast infection Overgrowth, Candida Overgrowth (CO) symptoms are so numerous and seemingly unrelated that they can be confusing to both doctor and patient. The majority of people who have CO do not realize they have it until they become seriously ill. Why? Because candida yeast not only steals nutrients from the food that you eat, it then poisons the tissues with waste material containing over 75 known toxins. Candida albicans is linked, directly or indirectly, to the following list of conditions and symptoms. A “symptom” is an outward sign that points to a deeper problem. 

Review the 80 likely symptoms listed below to see if any apply to you. Give yourself ONE POINT for each of those which you have had persistently (for a month or longer, either currently or at anytime in the past).

Digestive Troubles

  • Bad Breath,
  • Gas/Bloating,
  • Indigestion,
  • Diarrhea,
  • Constipation,
  • Intestinal Pain,
  • Low Blood Sugar,
  • Food / sugar cravings,
  • Mouth or stomach ulcers,
  • Allergies (Air or Food),
  • Food Sensitivities,
  • Heartburn,
  • Dry Mouth,
  • Receding Gums,
  • Hemorrhoids, rectal itch
  • Irritable bowel.

Behavioral 

  • Anti-social Behavior,
  • Suicidal Tendencies,
  • Insomnia,
  • Depression,
  • Anxiety, high strung.
  • Irritability.

Skin & Joint Problems 

  • Thrush, Diaper Rash,
  • Acne, Skin Rash or Hives,
  • Dry Skin & Itching,
  • Finger, toe or foot Fungus,
  • Athlete’s Foot,
  • Liver Spots,
  • Water Retention,
  • Joint Pain,
  • Muscle Aches,
  • Numbness.

Troubles 

  • Hyperactivity
  • Attention Deficit Disorder,
  • Lack of Impulse Control,
Female Problems

  • Infertility,
  • Vaginal Yeast Infection,
  • Menstrual Problems,
  • PMS Symptoms,
  • Bladder Infections,
  • Endometriosis,
  • No Sex Drive,
  • Hormonal Imbalance,
  • Iron Deficiency.

Mental & Emotional 

  • Dizziness,
  • Mental Fogginess, (Confused, spaced-out, blank stares, day dreaming)
  • Inability to Concentrate (Having to re-read the same thing twice)
  • Poor memory (Where are my car keys? or, Why did I come into this room?)
  • Mood Swings,
  • Headaches.

Immune Problems 

  • Lethargic/Laziness,
  • Chronic Fatigue,
  • Asthma, Hay Fever,
  • Colds & Flu,
  • Puffy Eyes,
  • Respiratory Problems,
  • Chemical Sensitivity,
  • Epstein Barr Virus,
  • Adrenal/Thyroid Failure,
  • Cold/Shaky,
  • Ear Infections,
  • Chronic sore throat,
  • Post nasal drip,
  • Hair Loss,
  • Stuffed sinus (sinusitis),
  • Overweight,
  • Underweight,
  • Diabetes,
  • Burning Eyes,
  • Premature Aging,
  • Autism

YOUR ADDED SCORE IS _____ (one point per symptom) 

0-4 points – Indicates variations of normal living (unless persistent and severe).
5-9 Points– Indicates a Clear Pattern shows likely development of CO dysbiosis.
10 or more – Indicates Strong Pattern and almost certain CO dysbiosis. 

The term dysbiosis was originally introduced in the early 1900s by Dr Eli Metchnikoff to describe an imbalance of the bacteria in the gut. Literally it means ‘dys’ incorrect and ‘biosis’ life. The word comes from ‘symbiosis’ meaning to reside together harmoniously with the ‘dys’ meaning the opposite. He coined the expression that “Death begins in the gut!”. Metchnikoff was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1908 for his work on friendly bacterial flora [1]. He introduced the idea that fermented milk products could prove beneficial to the gut, inhibiting bacterial infection. He believed that the root of many diseases was via intestinal bacteria decomposing protein in the bowel. Lactic acid producing bacteria were believed to stunt the production of the pathogenic bacteria. 

Evidence has suggested that Dysbiosis plays a part in many conditions such as: Over production of yeast, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anklyosing Spondylitus, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Fatigue, Eczema, food allergies. Many people are unaware that they are even suffering from Dysbiosis.  

Please call us if you need more information about our programs and how we deal with helping you to eliminate yeast overgrowth.

Blessings,

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan 49094

866.426.1213

How To Test Yourself For Candida

This is an excellent articel on Candida, by Christine H. Farlow, D.C.

Some health care professionals believe that candida infects 89% of the US population. Many Americans don’t realize that candidiasis is caused by the overuse and abuse of antibiotics, steroids, NSAIDs and poor dietary habits. By simply following the standard of healthcare in our society and eating the standard American diet, you may be putting yourself at risk of recurrent candida yeast infections.

Candida overgrowth, in my professional opinion, is a result of the choices that our parents, or we made regarding food and healthcare. Because of the pop-a-pill for every symptom approach to healthcare, fast food, processed food and high sugar diets in our culture, it has created the perfect opportunity for candida overgrowth. Unfortunately, once you’ve experienced a bout with the feisty yeast-like fungus, you are likely to continue to have many periodic infections if you continue the same habits that caused it in the first place.

 

Most people are aware of the most common manifestations of candida as yeast infection, jock itch, thrush, athlete’s foot and ringworm. But what is not commonly known are all the other seemingly unrelated symptoms that are caused by candida, like chronic fatigue, food allergies, digestive problems, sexual dysfunction, constipation, headaches and the list goes on and on.

It�s important to realize that candida albicans is an important part of the normal flora in the intestinal tract. It�s only when it becomes overabundant due to dietary indiscretions, use of prescription and non prescription drugs or other situations that disturb the normal balance that it becomes a problem.

You may already have an idea whether you have a candida yeast infection, but to be sure you may want to be tested. Candida testing through your doctor is a complicated process. Here are two tests you can do at home yourself and get a pretty accurate idea as to whether you are experiencing a problem with candida overgrowth.

 

First thing in the morning, before you put ANYTHING in your mouth, get a clear glass and fill with water. Work up a bit of saliva, then spit it into the glass of water. Check the water after a moment or within 2-3 minutes, then within every 15 minutes.

If you have a candida yeast infection, you will see strings, like cloudy legs, traveling down into the water from the saliva floating on the top, or “cloudy” saliva will sink to the bottom of the glass, or cloudy specks will seem to be suspended in the water. If there are no strings, the water is as clear as it was before you spit in the glass and the saliva is still floating after at least one hour, you are probably candida yeast free. The more strings and cloudiness there is and the faster it develops, the greater the overgrowth.

 

Answer the following questions in each of the three sections listed below to determine if you are likely to have candida overgrowth in your body. (This test is designed for adults.)

 

For each yes answer, score yourself the number of points indicated to the left of each question.

  • 25 – Have you taken tetracycline or other antibiotics for acne for one month or more?
  • 20 – Have you taken broad-spectrum antibiotics for any infection for two months or longer, or shorter courses in a one-year period?
  • 25 – Have you ever been bothered by persistent prostatitis, vaginitis or other problems affecting your reproductive organs?
  • 3 – Have you been pregnant one time only?
  • 5 – Have you been pregnant two or more times?
  • 15 – Have you taken birth control pills two or more years?
  • 8 – Have you taken birth control pills less than two years?
  • 6 – Have you taken Prednisone or other cortisone-type drug for less than two weeks?
  • 15 – Have you taken Prednisone or other cortisone-type drug for more than two weeks?
  • 5 – Does exposure to fragrances, mall odors or chemicals provoke mild allergic symptoms?
  • 20 – Does exposure to fragrances, mall odors or chemicals provoke moderate to severe allergic symptoms?
  • 20 – Are these symptoms worse on damp, muggy days or in moldy places?
  • 10 – Have you had athlete�s foot, jock itch, ring worm, or chronic fungus infection of skin or nails? Mild to moderate?
  • 20 – Have you had athlete�s foot, jock itch, ring worm, or chronic fungus infection of skin or nails? Severe to persistent?
  • 10 – Do you crave sugar?
  • 10 – Do you crave bread?
  • 10 – Do you crave alcoholic beverages?
  • 10 – Does tobacco smoke bother you?

Total your points for HEALTH HISTORY

 

Rate the following symptoms:
3 points – Occasional or mild
6 points – Frequent and/or moderately severe
9 points – Severe and/or disabling

Symptoms

  • Fatigue or �feeling drained
  • Poor memory; feeling spacey or �unreal�
  • Depression
  • Numbness, burning or tingling
  • Muscle aches, weakness or paralysis
  • Pain and/or swelling joints
  • Abdominal pain
  • Bloating, constipation or diarrhea
  • Persistent vaginal burning/itching
  • Troublesome vaginal discharge
  • Prostatitis
  • Impotence or loss of sexual desire
  • Endometriosis, PMS, menstrual irregularities, or other reproductive organ concerns
  • Spots in front of the eyes; erratic vision

Total your points for SECTION 2

 

Rate these symptoms:
1 point – Occasional or mild
2 points – Frequent and/or moderately severe

Symptoms

  • Frequent drowsiness
  • Frequent irritability and/or jitteriness
  • Frequent lack of coordination
  • Frequent inability to concentrate
  • Frequent mood swings (ups & downs)
  • Frequent headaches
  • Frequent dizziness/loss of balance
  • Feeling of head swelling & tingling
  • Frequent itching anywhere on body
  • Frequent or persistent rashes
  • Frequent heartburn and/or indigestion
  • Belching, burping & intestinal gas
  • Mucus in stools
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Frequent dry mouth
  • Rash or blisters in/around mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Joint swelling or arthritis
  • Nasal congestion, itching or discharge
  • Postnasal drip
  • Frequent sore or dry throat
  • Frequent unexplained cough
  • Pain or tightness in chest
  • Wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Urinary urgency or frequency
  • Burning on urination
  • Noticeably failing vision
  • Recurrent infections or fluid in ears
  • Ear pain or deafness

Total your points for SECTION 3

ADD YOUR SCORES FOR ALL 3 SECTIONS

Your total score can help you determine if your health concerns are yeast related.

SCORE:
Women above 180 � Men above 140: almost certainly yeast related.
Women 121 to 180 � Men 91 to 140: probably yeast related.
Women: 60 to 120 � Men 40 to 90: possibly yeast related.
Below 60 for women and 40 for men probably not yeast related

Have The Best Day Ever,

Robert Morgan – Bobby

Education Director

Creative Health Institute

 

What Kind Of Equipment & Tools Do I Need For My Raw Living Food Kitchen…

Simple, User friendly, Easy to clean, Not too big, Inexpensive Practical and Fun! These words will be our guide in selecting the best juicer, blender, dehydrator, food processor and other tools which you can use in your raw living food kitchen. When it comes to getting your kitchen equipment together, it’s all about : “will you actually use them on a regular basis?” You need to think about what kind of  money you want to spend and which kind of raw living food recipes tickle you’re fancy and how likely you are to make them.

Now, with that picture in mind, let’s choose the best raw food juicer, blender, dehydrator and other raw food kitchen tools. If you want to get into raw food cooking there are some basic tools that will make preparing food a lot easier, quicker and fun. These are some kitchen appliances that you could use. Use a few of them or use them all, depending on your favorite recipes, available time and budget.

Quick Overview of Raw Food Kitchen Tools

Kitchen Tool How often used To Prepare Price User Friendly Easy Cleaning Size
Juicer – Centrifuge Daily Carrot Juice
(Pine)Apple
Cucumber Juice
$99 -$299 Very Easy 5 min Medium-Large
Juicer – Green Star

Type

Weekly Greens Juice
wheat grass
nut milk
$150 -$350 Easy 10-15 min Large
High Speed Blender Daily Smoothies
Soups
Sauces
Spreads
Cake batters
Ice-cream
$199 -$400 Very Easy 2 min Medium-Large
Dehydrator Weekly Crackers
Cookies
Bars
“Bread”
$159 -$229 Easy 5-10 min Very Large
Water Purifier Daily Clean Water $199-$499 Very Easy 1 min Medium-Large
Food Processor Weekly Slices Veggies
Colelsaw
Spreads
$89 – $399 Easy 5-10 min Not too large
Coffee Grinder Weekly Grind Seeds
Grinded Nuts
Grinded Cacoa Beans
$10-$30 Very Easy 1 min Small
Sprouter Weekly Sprouts
grass
$5-$100 Moderate 5-10 min Medium
Hand Blender Daily Spreads
Mouses
Smoothies
$49 -$99 Very Easy 2 min Small

The easiest and most popular appliance is a high speed blender. This is to a raw living foodist, what a stove is too a a professional chef. You’ll make smoothies, shakes and soups within minutes. And you’ll use it many times a day. The two brands most used are the Vitamix and Blendtec blender. They’re equally good. There is also a new blender that is sold by Montel Willam’s company and shows great promise.

The best raw food juicer, depends on what you expect to be juicing most. Carrots are easiest in a centrifuge juicer, whereas green leafy vegetables go best in a twin gear juicer. You have a juice bar around the corner and as long as you can the volume of juice you nee to support your lifestyle, you may choose to buy your juice already made instead of investing in a good juicer. Our feeling is that you should make this investment. there instead. If you buy a centrifuge juicer, make sure you’ll buy one where you can juice whole apples and carrots (so no pre-cutting). There are many inexpensive centrifuge juicers, so find one that (same) and the most used twin gear is the Greenstar Juicer.

A dehydrator is a fun tool, but you can live without. For intermediate to advanced raw living foodists, the dehydrator is a fun tool to make “breads”, cookies and travel snacks. The Excalibur dehydrator is the most popular.

A water purifier is something you will want. More economical than buying bottled water, and  when you purify your own water you know you are getting the best quality water, for you and your family.  Having your own spring or artesian well would be wonderful but most are not so lucky to have one. You can buy a good a tap filter, or under-counter model, buy don’t forget the bathtub and shower filter. Your body is your largest organ and taken in the water that you bath in.You may even want to spend some extra money adding an ionizer.

A food processor is fun and is necessary if you are going to be above 80% raw and make gourmet foods. Her at Creative Health Institute, it’s just as easy to use a knife or the much cheaper and smaller mandoline or spiral slicer. When you have a lot to slicing or dicing and mixing to do, nothing beats a food processor, so if you have space and a few extra dollars  buy one, but it’s not as important as a good blender in a raw living  food kitchen.

A coffee grinder is great for finely grinding nuts, seeds and cacao beans in smaller quantities. A grinder is small and relatively inexpensive. Not an absolute must to have in a raw living food kitchen, but is so inexpensive that not having one would just be a personal preference choice.

I love the hand blender! To me, it’s a simple and cheap version of  a table model high speed blender. If you have the cuisinart hand blender with 700 Watt, you can use it where you’d use the high speed blenders,  course your food won’t be as smooth and it won’t break the cell walls down,  as efficiently as a high speed table model. However, it’s great for traveling, for making green smoothies, energy soups,  quick pesto’s and small amounts of sauce etc.

Other Great Tools

Once you have the basics, other fun tools to consider are:

  • Knifes
  • Mandoline
  • Cutting Board
  • Spiralizer
  • Nut Milk Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Fun & Beautiful China and Silverware
  • Fun Table Decorations Candles, Napkins

How to decide what appliances to buy?

1. What kind of recipes would you like to make?
Juices, blends, crackers, pastas? Do you prefer quick and easy recipes such as smoothies, soups and juices or do you like gourmet food.
Simple raw food recipes: high speed blender, juicer, knifes, hand blender, water purifier.
Gourmet: dehydrator, ice-maker, mandoline, spiralizer, sprouter.

2. How much time do you have for raw living food preparation?
Little time: blender, centrifuge juicer, apple slicer, maybe dehydrator, cleaver, coffee grinder, hand blender, water purifier.
More time: mandoline, spiralizer, sprouter, nut milk bag, twin gear juicer, dehydrator,food processor.

3. How much space do you have in your kitchen?
Small kitchen: centrifuge juicer, (hand)blender, nut bag,  high speed blender.
Large kitchen: twin gear juicer, dehydrator, water purifier, distiller, sprouter, table top blender.

4. Consider your budget
How much do you want to spend on your new kitchen equipment? If you are on a tight budget, choose only what you need most. To save money, you might consider asking (money for) kitchen tools for X-mas or your birthday.
Low budget: You Fill This In With What You Think You Can Afford!


Summary of Raw Kitchen Tools

RAW LIVING FOOD UNCOOKING TOOL AND UTENSILS

The Very Basics – Must Have: High speed blender, hand blender, good knifes, cutting board, water purifier.

Intermediate: High speed blender, hand blender, good knives, cutting board, water purifier, nut bag/cheese cloth,  sprouting jars, twin gear juicer, centrifuge juicer, coffee grinder. dehydrator mandolin,

Advanced: Its Your Choice. Now Its Time To Dream.

The main thing is get started, the rest will fall into place.

Blessings,  Bobby

Yeast Infections, A Quick Overview

There are many natural treatments for yeast infections. The challenge is finding the one that will eliminate the symptoms, bring immediate comfort and quickly strengthen your body, so your immune system will keep any new over growth of yeast in check. 

 One of the twenty funguses known as Candida Albicans usually causes a yeast infection and the infection it causes is Candidiasis. It is estimated that over 75% of women suffer from vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. Even with such a large percentage of women suffers, Candidiasis is not just a “female disease”, it is also found in males and in children as well, no matter what age or sex. Candida yeast also produce (as a waste product) more than 75 toxic substances that poison the human body. The two major toxins (canditoxin and ethanol) have a negative effect on our brain and can significantly interfere with our biochemical processes.  If Candida Albicans is not treated properly, it can cause many severe health challenges.

There are many natural treatments for yeast infections. The challenge is finding the one that will eliminate the symptoms, bring immediate comfort and quickly strengthen your body, so your immune system will keep any new over growth of yeast in check.

 

One of the twenty funguses known as Candida Albicans usually causes a yeast infection and the infection it causes is Candidiasis. It is estimated that over 75% of women suffer from vaginal yeast infection at least once in their lifetime. Even with such a large percentage of women suffers, Candidiasis is not just a “female disease”, it is also found in males and in children as well, no matter what age or sex. Candida yeast also produce (as a waste product) more than 75 toxic substances that poison the human body. The two major toxins (canditoxin and ethanol) have a negative effect on our brain and can significantly interfere with our biochemical processes.  If Candida Albicans is not treated properly, it can cause many severe health challenges.

 

Not all people who are infected with Candidiasis get the same symptoms, some of the ways the infection shows up are in the forms of: acne, allergies, arthritis, athlete’s foot , attention deficit disorder –  ADD, bloating, blurred vision, brain fog, carbohydrate cravings, chronic rashes, constipation, chronic feeling of tiredness or fatigue, depression, digestive problems and pain, eczema, headaches, hypoglycemia, irritable bowel syndrome –  IBS, itching or burning sensation in our intimate parts irritability, jock itch, joint pain-especially hips, hands and knees, menstrual pain, muscle aches, oral thrush, painful urination, painful sex, premenstrual syndrome – PMS, rectal itching, vaginal odor, vaginal discharge and vaginal itching.

This listing of possible symptoms is not intended to be fully comprehensive and is not intended to cover every type of symptom. It is wise to seek help from your trusted health advisor, as some of the symptoms could be indications of other health challenges.

The good news is there is a way of eating that will not only help to treat yeast infections, it actually cures them, forever!  The cure is is a living food diet, based on Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle.  This cure is as easy as it gets, because instead of eating processed or cooked foods, meats, dairy and eggs, you replace them with fresh organic fruits, sprouts, nuts, seeds and vegetables.  With almost an unlimited variety of food and thousands of recipes to choose from, this healing diet is only limited by your imagination.

The most beautiful thing about the Living Food Lifestyle way of eating is that it bring your body back into a natural balance, so all your body’s systems will be working in harmony and working together to produce optimum levels of health and wellness. 

If you choose this way of eating to eliminating your yeast infections, you can say goodbye to your infections and many other health challenges you may be dealing with. If you need more information on the Living Foods Lifestyle, feel free to call our toll free number: 

The good news is there is a way of eating that will not only help to treat yeast infections, it actually cures them, forever!  The cure is is a living food diet, based on Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle.  This cure is as easy as it gets, because instead of eating processed or cooked foods, meats, dairy and eggs, you replace them with fresh organic fruits, sprouts, nuts, seeds and vegetables.  With almost an unlimited variety of food and thousands of recipes to choose from, this healing diet is only limited by your imagination.

The most beautiful thing about the Living Food Lifestyle way of eating is that it bring your body back into a natural balance, so all your body’s systems will be working in harmony and working together to produce optimum levels of health and wellness. 

If you choose this way of eating to eliminating your yeast infections, you can say goodbye to your infections and many other health challenges you may be dealing with. If you need more information on the Living Foods Lifestyle, feel free to call our toll free number:
888.221.6623 or visit us on our website. 
 
Make this the best year ever…
Robert Morgan – Bobby
Creative Health Institute
866.426.1213
 

 

 

 

Diabetes The New Epidemic

Data from the 2007 National Diabetes Fact Sheet (the most recent year for which data is available)
Total: 23.6 million children and adults in the United States-7.8% of the population-have diabetes.
Diagnosed: 17.9 million people
Undiagnosed: 5.7 million people
Pre-diabetes: 57 million people
1.6 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older each year.
Total prevalence of diabetes:
186,300, or 0.22% of all people in this age group have diabetes
About 1 in every 400 to 600 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes
About 2 million adolescents aged 12-19 have pre-diabetes
23.5 million, or 10.7% of all people in this age group have diabetes
12.2 million, or 23.1% of all people in this age group have diabetes12.0 million, or 11.2% of all men aged 20 years or older have diabetes
11.5 million, or 10.2% of all women aged 20 years or older have diabetes

Race and ethnic differences in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes
After adjusting for population age differences, 2004-2006 national survey data for people diagnosed with diabetes, aged 20 years or older include the following prevalence by race/ethnicity:
6.6% of non-Hispanic whites
7.5% of Asian Americans
11.8% of non-Hispanic blacks
10.4% of Hispanics
Among Hispanics rates were:
8.2% for Cubans
11.9% for Mexican Americans
12.6% for Puerto Ricans

Morbidity and Mortality

Deaths

Diabetes was the seventh leading cause of death listed on U.S. death certificates in 2006. This ranking is based on the 72,507 death certificates in 2006 in which diabetes was listed as the underlying cause of death. According to death certificate reports, diabetes contributed to a total of 233,619 deaths in 2005, the latest year for which data on contributing causes of death are available.