Stop The Flu In Its Tracks & 6 Health Benefits Of Elderberry Extracts

We have developed protocols that address a whole range of ailments and diseases. One of our favorites healing foods that we incorporate into many of our protocols is Elderberry Syrup which also is always our go-to berry during the flu and cold seasons. (which seems to be 12 months of the year here in the states.)

Hippocrates, the ancient Greek “father of medicine,” described the Elderberry plant as his “medicine chest” for the wide variety of sicknesses and diseases it helped to cure.

We have found over the years that Elderberry Syrup will stop the flu before it starts, as well as drastically reduce the time it takes to recover from the effects of the flu.

We have always known that Elderberry syrup was loaded with anthocyanin compounds. These are the phytonutrients responsible for giving the fruit a vivid purple color. We have also always believed these compounds should help strengthen a person’s immune response to colds and viral infections; But, we just did not completely understand how it worked. Thanks to a recent study, we now have an excellent understanding of the mechanisms behind elderberries fantastic ability to fight off colds and viruses.

A Recent Study of Elderberry Proving Its Value In Knocking Out The Flu

A recent study conducted by Professors Fariba Deghani, Dr. Golnoosh Torabian, and Dr. Peter Valtchev showed that the chemical makeup of elderberries can stop the flu virus’s entry and replication in human cells. The group performed a comprehensive study of the mechanism by which phytochemicals from elderberries combat influenza infections.

“What our study has shown is that the common elderberry has a potent direct antiviral effect against the flu virus,” said Dr.Golnoosh Torabian.

“It inhibits the early stages of infection by blocking key viral proteins responsible for both the viral attachment and entry into the host cells.”

The study did not use wild elderberries. They utilized commercially farmed elderberries, whose juice was applied to cells before, during, and after they had been infected with the influenza virus. The phytochemicals from the elderberry juice were shown to be effective at stopping the virus infecting the cells and was even more effective at inhibiting viral propagation at later stages of the flu cycle.

“This observation was quite surprising and rather significant because blocking the viral cycle at several stages has a higher chance of inhibiting the viral infection,” explained Dr. Peter Valtchev.

“In addition to that, we identified that the elderberry solution also stimulated the cells to release certain cytokines, which are chemical messengers that the immune system uses for communication between different cell types to coordinate a more efficient response against the invading pathogen,” said Centre Director, Professor Fariba Deghani.

6 Other Proven Benefits of Elderberry Syrup

  • Allergy & Asthma Relief
    Elderberry extracts are immunostimulating and anti-inflammatory. This makes elderberry an excellent remedy for allergy symptoms. Inflamed sinuses, runny nose, sneezing, itchy watery eyes, swelling, and coughing are all significantly reduced or eliminated by the powerful berry. (I recently suffered from a collapsed trachea and lung. The Elderberry Syrup enabled me to keep my congestion down and stopped mucus build up om my trachea and lungs. None of the prescribed medications worked as well.
  • Colds/Flu
    For many years, we have taught our students to use Elderberry syrup to treat colds and flu. A double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted during an outbreak of influenza B in Panama in 1995. The study found that within 48 hours, there were significant improvements. fever was reduced in 93.3% of those taking elderberry syrup. 90% of those taking the elderberry was well again within 48 – 72 hours compared to 6 days in the placebo group
  • Immune System
    Filled with powerful antioxidants Elderberries keep the immune system healthy and balanced. Recent research has shown the anthocyanins in the elderberry increase the production of cytokines proteins that act as messengers within the immune system – thereby enhancing the body’s immune response.
  • Antiviral
    Elderberries contain antiviral agents that do a fantastic job of knocking out viruses. The bioflavonoids in the Elderberries inhibit the action of certain enzymes within viruses, rendering them incapable of being able to pierce the cell wall and replicate. Research has shown that Elderflowers are also useful in killing common pathogens.
  • Cystitis/Urinary Tract/Bladder Infections
    Mainly affecting women, UTI’s, cystitis, and bladder infections cause excruciating pain. The constant urge to urinate, accompanied by a burning sensation, can leave the sufferer feeling miserable and depressed. Elderberry syrup or teas can bring significant relief from the pain and burning associated with UTIs. Elderberry causes the kidneys to flush out toxins and bacteria that caused the UTI.
  • Digestive Health
    The high fiber content of whole elderberries can help to eliminate constipation, reduce excess gas, to improve the health of the entire gastrointestinal system.

Hoping this article will contribute to your knowledge of how to take care better care of yourself during times of illness. Wishing everyone health, wealth and happiness. Dr. Bobby

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The Healing Aspects of Water

 Water is fluid, soft, and yielding. But water will wear away rock, which is rigid and cannot yield. As a rule, whatever is fluid, soft, and yielding will overcome whatever is rigid and hard. This is another paradox: what is soft is strong – Lao-Tzu
During my time as health and education director at Creative Health Institute I have seen the healing miracles which take place when our guests quench their thirst and fill their bodies in H20.

Did You Know:

  • Studies show that just drinking 8 cups (64oz) of water daily can decrease the risk of colon cancer by 45%, bladder cancer by 50% and it can potentially even reduce the risk of breast cancer.
  • Headaches even migraines are signs that water is needed. Continued dehydration of the brain causes inflammation and can even bring on a coma and death. Simply drinking the proper ratios of water to your body weight you can eliminate most all headaches and reduce migraine pain.
  • Studies show that water is important in the management of cholesterol. High cholesterol levels have been linked to mild to severe dehydration. When the test subjects balanced their water to weight ratios they experienced drops significant drops in their cholesterol.
  • Studies show that dehydration causes the vascular system constrict, causing hypertension. Rehydrating the body by drinking half of the body weight in ounces has produced remarkable results in lowering hypertension without drugs.
  • All joint pain and back pain can be reduced by keeping your weight and water intake ratios in balance.
  • Today, more than 17 million children suffer from asthma. Studies show that many of the children would not suffer from the effects of the asthma if they were to just drink half of their body weight in ounces of water every day.
  • Studies have shown dehydration is a known factor in dementia and drinking the proper ratio of one to body weight helps manage the symptoms of dementia. Proper hydration may also help reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Lou Gehrig’s disease.
  • Studies have shown that oxidation caused by free radicals, pollutants, chemicals, pesticides, radiation and toxic metals enter the brain with its blood supply.
  • The Advanced Learning and Development Institute found that one of the best sources of antioxidants for their participants has been alkaline drinking water. Adding alkaline water to their treatment protocol program has significantly helped many of their patients in cognitive function, showing as much as a 35 percent improvement.
  • When you feel the onset of heartburn, it is most likely your body signaling that you have a shortage of water in the upper part of your gastrointestinal tract. Drink 3 cups of water and experience the magical disappearance of the pain.
  • Colitis is one of the fastest growing areas of diseases being treated by allopathic medicine. The pain associated with colitis comes from the large intestine squeezing the water out of the excrement. When we are properly hydrated we can avoid the pain of colitis and the onset of other diseases such as ulcerated colitis, internal hemorrhoids, external hemorrhoids, appendicitis, inflammatory bowel disease diverticulitis, polyps, constipation, and possibly colon cancer.
  • Studies show if you are only 1% dehydrated, you will likely have a 5% decrease in cognitive function. If your brain drops 2% in body water, you may suffer from fuzzy short-term memory, experience problems with focusing, and have trouble with math computations, all you need to overcome these problems is to balance your water to bodily weight ratio.

Be blessed and drink at least 1/2 yur body weight in ounces of pure clean water everyday.

Bobby Morgan

Creative Health Institute

Union City, Michigan 49094

 

Pesticides in food linked to ADHD in kids…

“Researchers in large study conclude that parents should buy organic for their children”

For many years,  we at Creative Health Institute have taught ADD and ADHD are diet related and the chemicals being sprayed on our foods have to be eliminated, or we will continue to see out children suffer from extensive emotional, mental and physical trauma. Please pass this article to those who want to know more. Dr. Ann Wigmore said  ” a living body needs living food” and organic food is the best way to insure your eating living food that will provide the higest level of  health and protection from disesas.

Check this article out and let your friends know about it –  http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44260583/ns/health-childrens_health/

Here is the latest list of the dirty dozen and the clean 15.  Please know CHI does not support or teach that you should eat foods from the clean 15 list. We feel eating only organic foods is the very best way to insure the highest level of health.

 

EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Dirty Dozen

Buy these organic

 1
Apple
Apples
 2
Celery
Celery
  
3
Strawberries
Strawberries
  
4
Peaches
Peaches
  
5
Spinach
Spinach
 
 6
Nectarines
Nectarines
– imported
  
7
Grapes
Grapes – imported
  
8
Red Pepper
Sweet bell peppers
  
9
Potatoe
Potatoes
 
10
Blueberries
Blueberries
– domestic
 
 11
Lettuce
Lettuce
 
12
Kale
Kale/collard greens
 

 Clean 15

Lowest in Pesticides

 1
Onions
Onions
  
2
Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn
 
3
Pineapple
Pineapples
  
4
Avocado
Avocado
  
5
Asparagus
Asparagus
  
6
Peas
Sweet peas
  
7
Mango
Mangoes
  
8
Eggplant
Eggplant
  
9
Cantelope
Cantaloupe
– domestic
  
10
Kiwi
Kiwi
  
11
Cabbage
Cabbage
  
12
Watermelon
Watermelon
  
13
Sweet Potatoes
Sweet potatoes
  
14
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
  
15
Mushrooms
Mushrooms

 Wishing All Of Our Friends & Family The Best Health Ever.
Bobby

Robert Morgan

Director of Health Education

Creative Health Institutes Take On Proper Seed Storage

 

As raw living foodest practicing, Dr. Ann Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle, we depended on sprouted seeds, to provide us with a host of powerful live enzymes, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients. We have found the best way to insure we have the best seeds is to grow and store our own, for future use. This is not always possible and so we still get the majority of our seeds from vendors.

If you are going to purchase seeds make sure the seeds have been carefully dried under proper conditions, before you use them, or store them for later use. Proper storing of your seeds will give them the best chance of germinating and giving you the highest quality sprouts and micro-greens. The great thing is storing seeds is easy to accomplish.

At Creative Health Institute we do not have the facilities to freeze or refrigerate our seeds, but luckily we use them so quickly we do not have the need to freeze or refrigerate them.

Our basic storage rule is to keep our seeds in a cool, dry, dark place where the temperature is between 55 and 70 degrees and the humidity is less then 70%. The lower the humidity, the better.

Most of you will be able to freeze or refrigerate your seeds. Freezing them will at least quadruple the life of your seeds and refrigerating them doubles their life.

With more than 39 years of experience we have a pretty good understanding of different seeds shelf lives.  I have designed the following chart that should provide you with a conservative estimate of the life of seeds that have been properly dried. Since we do not have the room for refrigerators and freezer your storage time could be from 2 to 4 times longer. If you have more questions, feel free to call Bobby as 866.426.1213.

 

                 SEED-NUT-GRAIN- MICRO GREENS

                                 STORAGE TIMES

Seads – Nuts – Beans

Years

Adzuki Beans

5

Alfalfa

4

Almonds

1

Amaranth

2

Amber Waves of Grain

2

Arugula

5

Barley Grass

2

Barley Sprouts

2

Broccoli Greens

5

Broccoli Sprouts

5

Buckwheat Groats

2

Buckwheat Lettuce

2

Cabbage – Green

5

Cabbage – Red

5

Cabbage Patch

5

Carrot

1

Celery Greens

2

Chia

5

Clover

4

Fennel

1

Fenugreek

5

Flax Greens

3

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Large

5

Garbanzo Beans – Beige – Small

5

Garbanzo Beans – Black

5

Garbanzo Beans – Brown

5

Garlic

1

Garlic Chives

1

Hemp

5

Kale – Red Russian

5

Kale Dinasour

5

Kamut

2

Lentil – French

5

Lentil -White

5

Lettuce

2

Long Life Mix

5

Millet

5

Mung Beans

5

Mustard

5

Mustards Greens

5

Oat Grass

2

Oats

2

Oats and Groats

2

Pea – Green

5

Pea – Sweet

Pea Shoots

5

Pumpkin

1

Quinoa

2

Radish

5

Rye

2

Rye Grass

2

Sesame – Black

2

Sesame – Natural

2

Spelt

2

Spelt Grass

2

Sunflower Seeds

1

Sweet Pea

2

Wheat

2

Wheat Grass

2

 

Wishing all of our friends the healthiest life ever.

Robert Morgan ( Bobby)

Health Education Director

Creative Health Institute

Union City,Michigan 49094

Creative Health Institute Is A Sanctuary

One of the activities we enjoy at Creative Health is our morning exercise and lymphasize classes. During these classes we perfom specially designed exercises that help us to strengthen our lymphatic system.

Bobby Morgan, who is our instructor is a Raw Vegan Athlete who pratices holisitc health. His mentoring ability, understanding of raw foods, herbs and nutrition helps support our guest on their journey to health.  

Many of the men and women who come to CHI come here to experience the lifestyle and the diet, but theres more; Everyday guests attend classes and also can have private counseling sessions with the instructors.  

 Our raw live foods are amazing and by the time our guests leave the are prepared to change their lifestyles and turnback the hands of time. Even many of the guests with Type 2 Diabetes find there blood sugar normalizing during their 10 day detox with most being able to go home and cure themselves of their Type 2 Diabetes, in as little as 28 days.

Wishing all of our readers a wonderous day!

The Staff At CHI

Robert Morgan is the Health Education Director and a cancer survivor. If you need information about our programs please contact him at 866.426.1213

 

CHI is not a hospital or medical facility. We are a raw living foods teaching institute.

Healing Disease – Creative Health Institute (CHI) Approved Video Interview

 Dr. Gary Tunsky, Healing Disease- Part 1

http://youtu.be/rbkz9dPOftM

The Many Rawmazing Benefits Of Juice Fasting

 

 

The CHI juice fast is safer than water fasting and the effectiveness of the juice fast is incomparable. Your body’s systems will be supported with perfectly pure nutrients that enhance the cleanse and detoxification process.

Juice Fasting With Fresh Organic Fruits And Vegetables Will Help You:

Detoxify the lymph, organs and blood

  • Cleanse and release  toxins from the colon, liver, kidneys, bladder, lungs, sinuses, and skin
  • Loose Weight (fat & toxins not water)
  • Restore and increase energy levels
  • Balance pH and blood sugar levels
  • Restore natural sugars, salts, enzymes, electrolytes, vitamins, minerals, trace elements and probiotics
  • Rebuild and strengthen the immune system
  • Increase mental clarity
  • Lose the cravings for sugar
  • Heighten spiritual awareness
  • Diminished pains and allergies (some  may disappear completely)
  • Increase energy levels
  • Restore and enhance a positive attitude
  • Relax and restore body, mind, and emotions
  • Restore and enhance a sense of joy and lightness

The juices at CHI’s retreats are fresh Organic vegetables, fruit and wheatgrass juices, consisting of acid fruits like orange, lemon, grapefruit, strawberry and pineapple; Sub-acid fruits like apple, coconut, raspberry, plum, pear, peach, apricot and cherry; Juices from non-sweet vegetable fruits, such as celery, tomato and cucumber;  Juices from green leafy vegetables like cabbage, sunflower sprouts, buckwheat sprouts, kale, lettuce, spinach, parsley and watercress; Juices from root vegetables like carrots beets and radishes, as well as wonderful sweet fruit juices from kiwi, watermelons prunes and grapes. This list of fruits and vegetables may change with the seasons. If you have special requests, please make them known when you make your reservation.

 

Upon request you will also be allowed to drink rejuvelac, green smoothies and organic herbal teas.  You are also invited to use the sauna and book on-site massages and colonics during the fast.

If you so wish you may receive instructions in doing enemas. For a nominal cost we will supply you with a personal enema bag and accessories during your fast.

To book your juice fast or for more information contact Lauri at 866-426-1213 or info@creativehealthinstitute.com