SAN DIEGO — Researchers at UC San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center are investigating whether simple changes in diet can fight prostate cancer. Dave McLaren was among other participants in a pilot program to see if prostate cancer patients would change their lifestyle and diets by eating more amounts of vegetables. “In fact, they were amazingly receptive,” said Dr. Kellogg Parsons, a urologist who was involved in the study. Doctors in the initial study wanted participants to eat seven or more servings a day of vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, kale, broccoli and radishes. “I feel better in my head, I guess — knowing I’m not abusing myself at the cellular level,” said McLaren. McLaren remembers being diagnosed with prostate cancer. “This cannot be happening to me,” said McLaren as he recalled what went through his mind at the time. Now, researchers have begun a new study to see if the vegetable diet can actually stop prostate cancer in its tracks. “What we’re hoping [and] what we’re thinking is that this intervention… this high vegetable diet is going to keep the cancer from progressing,” said Parsons. Researchers don’t know if the diet could actually cure the cancer, but if it keeps the cancer from growing, they said it’s a major step for patients in less aggressive and early-stage cases. “That means they don’t need treatment,” said Parsons. “That means they don’t need surgery. They don’t need radiation.” McLaren admitted he is a little skeptical. “I’d like to see the study to prove that,” he said. “It’d be great.” Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In 2007, about 223,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with it and about 29,000 died from the disease that same year. Researchers believe the vegetables contain chemicals that potentially either fight the cancer or strengthen the body’s ability to fight the disease.
TAKE A FEW MINUTES EACH DAY AND STATE THESE AFFIRMATIONS. THESE PLANS FOR LIVING CAN DEVELOP SELF-RESPONSIBILITY.
THE PLANS WERE TAKEN FROM THE BOOK “ALCHEMY OF CHANGE” BY DR. ANN WIGMORE.
- I DEVOTE A PORTION OF EACH DAY TO IMPROVE MY HEALTH.
- I ENGAGE IN SOME SORT OF MODERATE DAILY EXERCISE.
- I GO TO BED AT A REASONABLE HOUR EACH NIGHT SO THAT I ALWAYS HAVE ADEQUATE REST AND SLEEP.
- I OBSERVE COMMON SENSE RULES ABOUT CLEANLINESS AND WEAR CLOTHES THAT WILL ENHANCE MY OUTER APPEARANCE.
- I TAKE TIME EACH DAY FOR SOME FORM OF RECREATION THAT RELAXES ME.
- I DEVOTE A PORTION OF EACH DAY TO MEDITATE UPON THE GOD-FORCE THAT WORKS WITHIN ME.
- I AM POSITIVE AND WILL ASSOCIATE AND SURROUND MYSELF WITH POSITIVE, UPLIFTING PEOPLE.
- I OBSERVE MODERATION IN EVERYTHING I DO.
- I LEARN TO GROW WISER, MORE LOVING, MORE COMPASSIONATE, AND MORE UNDERSTANDING TOWARD MY FELLOW HUMAN BEINGS.
- EVERYDAY, IN EVERY WAY, I AM BETTER, BETTER, AND BETTER—PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY, EMOTIONALLY, AND SPIRTUALLY.
- I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY ASPECT OF MY GROWTH AND DEVELOPEMENT.
- I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT I DESIRE AND FOR FOLLOWING THROUGH ON MY DESIRES FOR IMPROVEMENT.
- I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY HABITS, AND I DEVELOP ONLY GOOD HABITS.
- I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR MY THOUGHTS AND IDEAS.
- I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT HAPPENS TO ME.
- WITH GOD’S HELP I AM CARRYING OUT MY RESPONSIBILITIES OVER MYSELF.
- I BELIEVE THAT I AM MASTER OF MY OWN FATE AND THAT LIFE IS WHAT I MAKE IT.
Creative Health Institute 112 W Union City Rd Union City, MI 49094
For more information on Dr. Ann Wigmore and/or the institute call us at 517.278.6260 or 866.426.1213
Food Combining Guidelines
- Avoid eating carbohydrates, starches, sugar or sweet fruits with acid fruits. Too many times we mix: (strawberries and bananas) (cereal with strawberries) (pineapple upside down cake).
- Avoid eating concentrated proteins with concentrated carbohydrates. (meat and potatoes)
- Do not consume two concentrated proteins at the same meal. (meat and cheese*) (nuts and cheese) (shrimp and steak) (avocado and nuts)
- Do not consume fats with proteins. (cheese* and meat again)
- Use fats sparingly. Beware of many items in the store that say “no fat” in their sales pitch. They wouldn’t contain fat anyway. (animal fats, dairy products, palm oil, cottonseed oil and coconut)
- Do not eat acid fruits with proteins. Some lemon juice is fine on proteins. Avocados combine well with acid fruit, sub-acid fruit and greens. (pineapple and ham) (tomatoes, meat, noodles – goulash, spaghetti)
- Do not combine sweet fruits with proteins, starches or acid fruits, a common dessert mistake. (bananas on cereals) (strawberries and bananas) (dried fruit dehydrates the stomach).
- Eat only one concentrated starch at a meal (potatoes, corn, pumpkin, etc.).
- Acid fruits may be used with sub-acid fruits. Don’t combine fruits opposite ends; combine at mid-ground.
- Sub-acid fruits may be used with sweet fruit.
- Combine fruit only with lettuce and celery. Lettuce and celery may even enhance fruit digestion.
- Salads combine very well with proteins, oil and starches. Greens should make up a majority of our diet. They leave the stomach quickly unless weighed down by oily dressings.
- Sprouts are great. The best way to eat grains: referring back to #12, salads go well with starches or grains, so sprouts are great with salad.
- Do not consume melons with any other foods. They move through the stomach in 20 minutes. If melons don’t agree with you, try them alone.
- Liquids should not be used at any meal. Dilutes your digestive juices / Prevents us from chewing / Prevents us from secreting saliva.
*Keep in mind Creative Health Institutes program does not include meat, dairy, or any other food products linked to animals.
Wishing everyone the best year ever.
Creative Health Instituute
Here at Creative Health all of our students are taught how to incorporate good sleep habits and how to identify which natural non habit forming sleep aids will assist them and others in their healing journeys. We know, for our bodies to overcome physical stresses we need to feed ourselves living foods combined with proper rest. These two elements are the basis for boosting the bodies immune system and putting the brakes on illnesses and disease that stress the body.
The Center for Disease Control has adopted the slogan, “Sleep is a necessity … not a luxury” and has even implemented a viral e-card campaign on the Internet to spread the word.
Are you getting by with 5 to 6 hours of sleep or less per night? Have you convinced yourself you can function just fine on this small amount of of sleep?
The National Sleep Foundation has noted that the need for sleep changes as we age, but as a general guideline, adults need at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep during every 24 hour period. Sleep is when our body rebuilds muscle, calms nerves, balances hormones and does overall repair to the damages that physical and mental stresses our body systems have endured during our waking hours.
30% to 50% of north Americans are getting insufficient sleep. Pour sleeping habits and insomnia weaken the immune system, brings on depression, aches and pains, weight gain, lowered mental capabilities, confusion, irritability, headaches and even death.
Best Life Ever!
Robert Morgan – Bobby
Creative Health Institute
Union City, Michigan
This wonderful Mexican cheese recipe replace Nacho Cheese. It is one of our all time favorites and goes great with salsa and chips or with any Mexican dish.
NOT SO CHEESE
EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Blender
- 1 red bell pepper, quartered & seeded
- 1 ½ cup cashews, soaked overnight & rinsed
- 1/8 cup nutritional yeast
- 1- 1 ½ teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 t½ -1 Tablespoon Lemon juice
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon Tahini (ground sesame seeds)
- 1/4- ½ teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/4- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- ½ -1 tablespoon Lemon juice
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water or Rejuvelac
- Blend until smooth & creamy.
- Adjust to taste
- Make no more than 48 hours in advance of use.
We do not recommend ever utilizing herbs for medicinal purposes without discussing them with your doctor. Creative Health Institutes twenty-one day diabetes reversal program is based in our belief that a living body needs living food and when it is supplied a variety of living foods it will respond and heal itself. We considered, it wise for you to refer to your family doctor before proceeding to enter into any treatments.
Bitter Gourd appears to have a very positive affect on keeping sugar spikes down and insulin levels stable. Many diabetics consume bitter gourd as a regularly as part of their diet. Bitter gourd is also been shown to have many other health benefits.
Bitter gourd is a tropical vegetable, which is cultivated mainly in the Asian and African countries. It is also known by the name of ‘Karela’ and has a rough, warty skin. As the name suggests, the vegetable is bitter in taste and has a skin that is dark green in color.
Diabetics usually consume bitter gourd in the form of a powder or juice, but it is also used in traditional Asian dishes. The standard protocol is to consume bitter gourd first thing in the morning. Many diabetics sprinkle bitter gourd on their first meal of the day. While others feel its better to consume it alone, or if in a powder form mix it with warm water and drink it.
Butea Leaves, is another amazing herb from India. Though the tree has many other healing properties it isthe leaf when boiled, that releases the phytochemicals which almost immediately reduce blood sugar. The picture that should have been here (sorry) shows the flowering of the pods on the tree. Each pod has a seed that when dried and powered becomes a very powerful worm and parasite remover. In Ayurveda medicine the leaf a also chewed.
Cinnamonis such an amazing herb and of all the exotic herbs its most familiar to North Americana. What is not generally known is that cinnamon is antiviral and is strong stimulator of insulin activity and is very beneficial in the treatment of diabetes and many other health challenges which require the reduction of viral pathogens and the regulation of blood sugar. It helps to keep the blood sugar in check and has been shown to be more powerful than turmeric, cloves or bay leaves. Like most herbs the bark and twigs of the cinnamon tree has many other uses in helping our bodies to overcome health challenges.
Curry Leaves, is being shown to be a major player in the reversal of diabetes. Researchers from the department of pharmacy at King’s College London say they have found scientific justification for the use of alternative medicine. Scientists believe that the Indian curry leaf may contain phyto-chemicals which slow down the rate of starch-to-glucose breakdown in people with diabetes. The tree’s leaves could have the ability to control the amount of glucose entering the bloodstream. Chewing on ten fully grown leave every morning is believed to help with the lowering blood sugar and to help the pancreas to regulate insulin. chewing curry leaves is also said to help with weight loss. Its is estimated that 80% of the baby boomers are overweight and that many of them are suffering from the effects of type 2 diabetes.
Fenugreek is easy to grow right in your kitchen and had the ability to control glucose metabolis and at the same time it has a strong modulating effect on blood lipid levels which may substantially reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Most diabetics, have lipid imbalances, Fenugreek has demonstrated to have the remarkable ability to lower cholesterol, triglycerides and LDL levels while raising HDL levels (good cholesterol) .
Fenugreek Seeds can be consumed in man different ways and forms. Some people eat the spouts and seeds raw before retiring while others put them in with juices and drinks. You can also purchase the powdered form. Another way to get the benefits of fenugreek is to soak the seeds in the water overnight and drink them along with the water the next morning.
Indian Gooseberry a middle-sized tree and is indigenous to India. The berry can only be harvested about 3 months of the year. The berry is high in Vitamin C helps in controlling diabetes. The juice of the Indian Gooseberry can be added to bitter gourd and with a small amount of honey as a carrier, this combination is thought to be an excellent way to diabetes since it provides nutrients for the pancreas, helping to release insulin.
Even though there is little to worry about when taking these natural herbs, they still might have interaction with whatever medication you are taking. It is better to be safe than sorry. This list of exotic herbs is not an exhaustive one and there are many more that are believed to have a great affect on diabetes. I am planning on discussing them in the near future, any help or information from our readers as to what they have found would be greatly appreciated.
Love and Blessings,
- Avoid eating late in the evening.
- Eat your evening meal not later than 6 p.m., and avoid eating anything else after that.
- Avoid eating sweet fruit in the evening. Your evening meal should be composed of vegetables with either: avocado, olives, nuts or seeds. Eating fruit in the evening will disturb sleep, due to their (natural) sugar content.
- Especially avoid eating acid fruits in the evening, such as oranges or pineapple. • Avoid eating fat during the day. This works for a lot of people.
- The best time to eat fat is in the evening. During the day, prefer fruit and green vegetables for optimum digestion and energy.
- Don’t feed your false appetite. We have to differentiate between hunger and appetite. Hunger is true physiological need, expressed by a strong desire for food. Appetite is false hunger, is very capricious, very demanding, and is never fully satisfied.
- Exercise to create true hunger. Vigorous exercise is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle. By exercising vigorously, we create true demand for food and prepare thus the ground for superior assimilation, upon which radiant health depends.
- Limit the quantity of fat in your diet. Many raw-foodists go overboard on raw fat. Avocados, oils, olives, nuts and seeds should be a small part of your diet, as they can be a major cause of fatigue and lack of energy I recommend limiting fat consumption to as little as 10% of your calories. In a 2000-calorie diet, this would mean only 22gm of fat (since 1gm of fat contains 9 calories) per day. To put it in perspective, half a medium avocado contains that amount.
- Eat only one type of fat per meal. Here are the different concentrated, fatty foods in the raw diet: Avocados, Oils (Olive, hemp, flax, etc.), Olives, Nuts (Almonds, pistachios, pecans, etc.), Seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, sesame, etc.)
- These foods are all very satisfying, but also difficult to digest. That is why if you mix them with each other you will experience digestive difficulties and feeling tired. Eating only one type at a meal, is a good rule to follow. Have your salad plain or with a non fat dressing.
- Eat simple foods. The raw food diet is simple unprocessed, unadulterated, whole, in its natural state. Eating foods that are simply uncooked is a step in that direction. The next step is to start eating mostly whole foods, simple fruits and vegetables, It’s perfectly alright to enjoy some gourmet raw food cuisine once in a while, but try not to make a habit out of it. Instead, go in the direction of simplicity. You will find that you will enjoy your food much more, finally tasting the subtle but complex flavors of natural foods. • Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Eating a variety of fruits and vegetables doesn’t mean eating many types of food in one meal, and not even in one day. It means varying your food choices over the course of the seasons. By varying your diet, you will not only make sure you get a full spectrum of nutrients, but also will avoid the harmful effects of making one food the center of your diet, which could have a few downsides you are not even aware of. It is also quite natural to eat with the seasons. Why eat melons in the winter? Melons are a summer food. In the winter, we eat apples, oranges, carrots, etc. So vary your diet and eat mostly what’s in season, without making a religion out of it.
- Get support. It’s almost impossible to do this on your own. We need to be able to share our experiences with others. If you don’t know any other raw-foodist, found a support group or start your own potlucks. You will be surprised to know how many people are interested in the raw-food diet once you start your own potlucks. There are hundreds of people in most cities that are just waiting to meet other raw-foodists and share their experiences with them.
- Avoid eating cold fruits and vegetables during the winter. Why freeze in the winter when you don’t have to? To avoid getting cold, submerge your fruits and vegetables in hot water for a few minutes before consuming them. And while we’re at it, drinking hot water is not forbidden on a raw-food diet. In fact, it will help you a lot to maintain your internal heat without resorting to cooked foods or stimulating hot baths and showers.
Modalities Which Are Beneficial When Addressing Fibromyalgia
- Bowel cleanse with parasite cleanse
- Dental cleanup
- Kidney Cleanse
- Liver cleanse.
- Walk or jog
- Tai Chi, Chi Gong,Yoga
- Sweating is powerful way to cleanse your body from accumulated toxins. – Sauna – drink warm herbal tea with Cayenne pepper…
Fibromyalgia Herbal Remedies
- A combination of slippery elm, burdock, sheep sorrel and Turkish rhubarb was shown good results in improving fibromyalgia.
- Black walnut aid in removing parasites.
- Calendula taken orally in high doses has a positive effect in reversing symptoms of fibromyalgia.
- Cayenne, echinacea, goldenseal, astralagus, myrrh and chaparral boost the immune system and improve circulation. Combine them as a tea or tincture, It may be helpful to mix it with juice for better taste.
- Dandelion reduces frequency and intensity of pain and strengthens the connective tissue. Take 1 tbsp. juice or 1 cup tea twice daily for four to six weeks.
- Devil’s claw root is a natural anti- inflammatory used to treat rheumatic disorders. Take one 400 mg devil’s claw root tablet daily.
- Dong quai is good for fleeting muscle and joint pains, especially if they are worse in damp conditions. Take 1 capsule daily. For women only.
- Ginger Tea. Ginger is a good alternative to aspirin to relieve minor aches and pains. Steep 1 teaspoon of the grated root in 8 ounces of hot water for 10 minutes. Strain. Add honey for taste, if you like. Alternatively, take 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams of powdered ginger a day in capsule form with food.
- Garlic is useful for detoxification and to enhance immune system function. Take 5,000 mcg of standardized allicin three times daily. Kyolic, aged garlic is preferred.
- Ginkgo biloba improves circulation and brain function.
- Passion flower, valerian and hops teas have sedating and muscle- relaxant properties.
- Licorice root acts in the body like cortisone, but without the harmful side-effects.
- Milk thistle extract, artichoke, turmeric and dandelion supports liver function.
- Skullcap and valerian root improve sleep.
- Siberian ginseng is an energizing herb that can help resolve the fatigue associated with fibromyalgia. Choose a standardized extract containing 0.5 percent eleutheroside E and take 100 milligrams twice daily, one-half hour before breakfast and lunch. After two weeks, you can gradually increase the dosage as needed. After six weeks, take one week off, then take the herb for another six weeks.
- St. John’s wort is a natural antidepressant and influences the adrenal gland hormones to help relieve stress. St. John’s wort affects nerves and is effective for sharp, shooting nerve pains. It also has antiviral properties. (Caution: Do not take if you are taking conventional antidepressants.) Choose a standardized extract containing 0.3 percent hypericin and take 300 milligrams three times daily
- . Teas brewed from burdock root, dandelion, and red clover promote healing by cleansing the bloodstream and enhancing immune function. Combine or alternate these herbal teas, and drink 4 to 6 cups daily.
- Pine-bark and grape-seed extracts are natural anti-inflammatories that help to ease pain. Take 50 milligrams of either two to three times daily.
- Turmeric helps to reduce pain and inflammation. Take 400 to 500 milligrams three times daily.
- Willow bark has anti-inflammatory properties and works as a painkiller.
For my friend Sofree!
Love and blessings, Bobby