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Save your TEETH, Dump Your Periodontist….

Save The Teeth!

Fire Your Periodontist.

Notice bleeding gums or gingivitis?…Lucky… (sort of)…because that is proof positive of systemic oxidative stress; the neon-sign of an overall decline in health. Gum condition is an early warning and constant reminder to ramp up self care and as well as an indicator of progress in your efforts to heal. You may overlook subtle changes in skin texture, vision, joints and occurrence of colds and bronchial infections, but a bloody toothbrush is hard to ignore.

Gum problems are marked by the presence of plaque, weak gingival tissues and gum pocketing… pockets where the nasty anaerobes that attack the flesh and bone supporting those precious teeth thrive. Standard periodontal treatment consists of cleaning teeth, cutting gums (a little or a lot) to clean deeply, plane roots and remove bacteria, and possibly courses of antibiotics. As gum infections proceed into painful crippling abscesses, more powerful antibiotics are given followed by deep surgery or tooth removal. This barbaric specialty promises continual torture sessions; “There will be gnashing of teeth!”

My travels through the belly of the periodontal beast provided a damn good reason to find a better way. At the first dire assessment of my mouth I was informed that hygiene was poor, procedures were required now and on an ongoing basis, smoking must stop and that all my teeth would be lost in 20 years. Questions I had concerned Vitamin C (which I took 1000-2000mg/day religiously)?… “Won’t help,” was the reply… Amalgams?… “No problem, safe.”

I suffered under this conventional dead-end wisdom for at least ten years. A few years after leaving periodontal care, despite a nutrient dense organic diet and good hygiene, my situation declined, abscessing became frequent, teeth loosened and ached, then one was lost….I had to figure this out!!!

Still focused on “destroying bacteria,” I looked at alternatives. I tried a therapy that used hydrogen peroxide injected into perio-pockets via a blunt needle. This was somewhat effective, but tedious. I tried peroxide mouth-soaks for 5minutes, that helped too as did brushing with clove and cinnamon oils. Then another abscess announced a set-back…

The drill and fill dentist prescribed strong antibiotics, then extraction. This was not my plan. I filled the Rx, but left it in the truck. Instead I decided to mega-dose. Huge teaspoons of Vitamin C powder were mixed with baking soda 4-5X/day. I found bowel tolerance at approximately 8gms of C, and if taken more frequently than every 3-4 hours. The pain eased the next day, and was gone after 3 days along with the abscess! After a few weeks I noticed gums had healed, teeth tightened and I felt better all over. I continued peroxide mouth washes as I dug further into this curious success.

Turns out, the dreaded bacteria were only opportunists finding friendly dark, moist, low oxygen conditions where weak tissues and poor immune response invited their presence. And emergency dental visits usually occurred in January when sunshine Vitamin D, many fruits and vegetables, and physical activity were minimal. I considered myself lucky to have gone through that painful period, in that heart/artery problems are known to follow gum disease. And really lucky that joint pain stopped, depression lifted, skin thickened and tightened while high blood pressure, colds and bronchitis disappeared for good. Also lucky to have submitted a sample for hair analysis out of sheer curiosity. A follow-up test one year later showed mercury, cadmium and lead dropped to near zero as potassium and magnesium levels returned to normal proving detoxification had been enhanced through my efforts.

Weston Price associated oral health with nutrition…particularly the disastrous shift to chemical grain agriculture and processed foods, and away from traditional diets rich in healthy fats, proteins and ferments. Modern conditions including industrial foods, metals/organic toxins and growing levels of psychological stress cause a drain on life energy…electrons…which leads to acidity, poor oxygen delivery, proliferating pathogens, and the oxidative destruction of the very molecules forming our bodies (and those of every other living organism). Forbidden Healing introduced the idea of oxidative stress/inflammation as the common denominator in all disease…and provides a logical systematic protocol to reverse it.

Using the forbidden principle, every nutrient, toxin, lifestyle choice and emotional state can be seen as contributing to the redox balance;

The inventory of electrons (and electron generating factors: like membrane construction, electrolyte minerals and oxygen delivery, along with antioxidant intake and glutathione production )

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The level of oxidants (that devour electrons and oxygen: like free-radicals, acids and metals, as well as in-house inflammation resulting from immune response).

GMI lists dozens of vitamins and phyto-antioxidants shown to impact gingivitis: from ascorbates and Vitamin D to flavonoids, polyphenols, carotenoids, curcuminoids, etc. found in vegetables, fruits and herbs. In the forbidden realm, mega-dose QUANTITY and variety of antioxidant electron inputs are key. Oxidative elements are also used to first act as surrogate immune ammunition and then to signal the body to produce antioxidants like glutathione. “Oxygen” enjoys no less than 105 pages in the GMI database….there is a reason!

….And I liked my periodontist. He phoned nights after procedures to ask how I was doing. When I checked with him 20yrs later, he just couldn’t see beyond his training or wrap his head around the principles that would have decreased his surgical load. The pharma-care medical community seems to do everything in its power to hide these facts, confuse the public and denounce or ban as dangerous any truly effective redox based therapies.

Capt. Randall is the author of Forbidden Healing , an organic farmer and independent health researcher. He studied chemistry and biology at the University of Florida. His interests range from marine science to archaeology and ethnobotany.

Reference; see author page or Forbiddenhealingforum.com for further information and essays on the “Redox Approach.”

 

Foundations Of The New Medicine We Can’t Afford to Ignore

Foundations of a New Medicine We Can Not Afford to Ignore

Life at its core is a phenomenon that requires energy in the form of electrons to operate and to keep its structures intact. Living cells are internal combustion engines that must have the right fuel and lots of oxygen to produce energy. Visualize life’s molecules snatching/donating electrons, electrons powering cells, electrons traveling through nerves and across fascia. When electron energy is abundant, oxygen is abundant, immunity is strong and there is health, healing and celebration. Read the rest of this entry »

 

So Just What Is Disease? A grand unified theory….

Does the common use of the word “disease” bypass critical reasoning to effectively mislead scientific thought? Modern medicine describes hundreds of individual “diseases.” Each “disease” is generally named for a group of symptoms and the area of the body affected. Many are suffixed by -itis, meaning inflammation of… like tonsill-itis or arthr-itis. And interestingly, recent studies are finding inflammation involved in virtually all of them. Does this terminology serve to pigeonhole distinct “diseases” and distract us from seeing the big picture of inflammation as the disease? Have we been looking at secondary pathologies and opportunistic microbes, and treating them at symptom-level… instead of addressing a common root cause? Is there some imaginary partition that separates human health from chemistry, physics and cell biology?

Whether inflammation is acute like appendicitis or chronic like atherosclerosis and obesity, an immune response is taking place. In-flam-mation literally means “on fire” and is classically marked by the Latin: rubor, tumor, calor and dolor — or redness, swelling, heat and pain — so we know from those words that oxidation is at work. Oxidation is simply fire or rust or whenever one molecule seizes an electron from another molecule. The needy oxidant grabs or shares the electrons of an electron rich anti-oxidant. When the electrons are stolen from chemical bonds, those molecules (like DNA) come apart or are deformed (like fats) and said to be oxidized, burnt.

Inflammation does not just happen; a bacterium or toxin or some other irritant triggers an immune response. The ammunition used by the body for immune firefights is singlet oxygen, an all-purpose defensive weapon. With an unpaired electron, an oxygen radical is a powerful oxidant. It can deconstruct and destroy pathogens, poisons, cell debris and other unwanted substances, molecule by molecule, by snatching the electrons that hold them together. Immune cells initiate the conflagration, armed with mini-flamethrowers that generate oxidative bursts of singlet oxygen to burn the area clean.

Mounting an oxidative immune response is dependent on the strength of the body’s electrochemical charge, which in turn hinges on a delicate balance between oxidants/acids (both electron-hungry) and overall body charge. (This charge is generated in mitochondria and at fluid/membrane interfaces. It is stored in fatty membranes, “anti-oxidant” molecules and water, and even flows from the Earth itself. Charge is transmitted via nerves and connective tissue meridians. If a potato can generate electricity, so can your body!) In the end, it is the electrochemical charge terrain that determines biochemical reactions, molecular integrity and health.

An oxidative immune response must be powered with, and yet contained by, abundant electrons, or damage will result to the cells it is designed to protect. To halt inflammation, the cause of the immune response needs to be removed, and then the flames of the defensive assault itself must be extinguished so charge can rise to normal and cells can be repaired or replaced.

So if we equate disease to inflammation, and understand that inflammation is oxidation, then we can understand that the common denominator of “disease” is oxidative stresschronic unrelenting “fire” — loss of electrons, DNA dysfunction, and molecular and cellular deterioration.

Nearly undetectable low-level oxidative stress takes place even in healthy individuals and has become a focus of longevity research. Some of the most promising studies are concerned with the integrity of telomeres and mitochondrial membranes that take a beating, being at the center of metabolic oxidation and electron energy production. Fatty cell and mitochondrial membranes are prone to destruction when improper fats are consumed — making an All-American low-fat, high-glycemic, high-grain-carb/sugar/vegetable oil diet a train-wreck in progress. Impaired membranes cannot transport oxygen or other substances to the cell, nor can they hold electron charge. These conditions bring disease, invite pathogens, cause cells to revert to cancerous anaerobic state, and eventually lead to cell death by suffocation. Undamaged Omega fats and varied saturated fats like butter and coconut oil are essential; crooked hydrogenated/oxidized/trans-fats/easily-oxidized polyunsaturated oils and a grain-based diet kill.

So are there individual “diseases” or just varied symptoms of inflammation expressing at the weakest seams in the boat — the points of nutritional inadequacy, sites of infection, trauma or toxic metal concentration or areas of circulatory stagnation, low charge and poor oxygenation? It all depends on how you look at it — on what level causes are sought.

We need oxygen to produce energy (electrons) and we need (electron) energy to deliver oxygen to mitochondria as a basic necessity of life. When net electron charge falls below optimum levels, oxygen/energy needs are unmet, inner balances shift toward acidity, hypoxia, oxidative stress, inflammation — and there is your disease.

What to do? Examine the three major areas of concern: nutrition, toxins/radiations and emotional states/lifestyle choices.

Nutrition can easily be divided into acid-forming and alkalizing food groups. A healthy balance favors alkalinity since acids rob electrons and charge. Processing strips electrons from foods. Fats are critical to membrane construction, should be consumed in pristine un-oxidized form and should be protected by fat-soluble antioxidants like Vitamins A, D, E and K and astaxanthin. Nutrition includes pH buffering electrolyte minerals like potassium and magnesium, and enzyme/hormone essentials like zinc, selenium and iodine, all of which are egregiously deficient across the population.

Nutrition also feeds gut bacteria and determines populations. These symbiants are there for our benefit and deserve respect.

Nutrients can be rated on the ORAC scale (oxygen radical absorbance capacity), so high ORAC means high electron content, antioxidant power. Look at cayenne and oregano, and small red beans and pecans, and direct your choices accordingly.

Nutrition is like the list of parts for a car: you need them all, and then to make it all work, the battery must have strong voltage. To make your biochemistry and DNA work, you need volts, too!

Toxins, metals and radiation all have one thing in common: they steal charge by generating oxidizing free radicals. They also trigger an immune response that brings inflammation. Detox! Organic toxins can be destroyed by oxidation. Pathogen attractive positively-charged metals can be reduced, mobilized and excreted by raising charge, supplementing proteolytic enzymes and supplying chelators like chlorella. Radiation damage can be prevented or ameliorated with antioxidant electrons that scrub free radicals formed of damaged cell molecules.

The mind is like the computer in the car. It monitors and adjusts internal conditions while the conscious part in the driver’s seat sets the tone of being. When the mood is chronically fearful, internal conditions deteriorate. When spirits are sunny and loving, your cells sing and your lifestyle choices become proactive — especially with healthy meals, exercise, breathing and physical activity at beneficial levels.

Check previous articles like “Healer’s Toolbox” for some of the substances that work if employed correctly and quantitatively, giving this approach a practical validity and logic. To reverse disease, the sources of inflammation must be oxidized/burned/removed and then the flames of inflammation snuffed out by an overwhelming electron boost to restore charge/voltage to operational levels and obtain sufficient oxygen to generate more charge and reverse damage. Hundreds of specific vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, enzymes, amino acids and fats have proven useful in studies covering a wide range of maladies ultimately boosting body voltage and returning internal conditions to viable parameters.

Perhaps we should reevaluate the words at the foundation of health science. What if “diseases” are just symptoms? What if disease is simply inflammation, weak voltage—-oxidative stress? Maybe an artful and quantitative application of these forbidden principles should be at the foundation of healing.

 

Radiation, The Other Toxin

Radiation, The Other Toxin

Few things strike fear into the hearts of men like the invisible terror of nuclear radiation. While the mention of a mushroom cloud sealed the sales pitch to invade Iraq a decade ago, today the subject of radiations whether from electromagnetic fields like cell phones, medical equipment, depleted uranium weaponry or Fukushima ( the elephant in the room ) has oddly been removed from mainstream conversation.  One would think public health bulletins and information covering preventive measures would appear? The silence is deafening. Read the rest of this entry »

 

TOXIC? (from greenmedinfo.com)

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Saturday, May 5th 2012 at 8:00 pm by Capt. Randall

Toxic and Don't Know

Ever since humans discovered fire, our activities have been releasing a “dog’s breakfast” of unnatural chemistry. The list has grown to well over 75,000 free elements, compounds and pharmaceuticals. Many of these are acidic, electron-hungry oxidants and free radical generators.

Conventional medicine seems to dismiss industrial pollutants, food additives, personal care products, household cleaners, building materials and pharmaceutical residues… unless lethal concentrations are involved. The fact is, many are cumulative, so even at tiny parts per billion or million concentrations, poisonous substances considered “safe” by the EPA collect in fat, brain and bone, even crossing the placental barrier into rapidly differentiating embryonic tissues.

There they compromise cell membranes, damage DNA and the enzymes it produces, affect nerve conductivity, alter glandular production and hormonal balances, and continually generate free radicals which attack chemical bonds that hold all cell structures together. We don’t want our cell structures to fall apart.

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Most folks are aware of the presence of pollutants, but don’t connect them to their surroundings, food or lifestyle or to common diseases like depression, cancers, atherosclerosis or varied bacterial/viral/fungal infections. Young individuals harbor unexpectedly high levels due to the unbridled increase of industrial toxins in recent years.

The popularity of “cleanses” for liver, kidneys and bowel is a big step in the right direction, but few participate in focused detoxification/chelation. Alternative physicians routinely perform these treatments and see patients consistently shed scores of symptoms.

Traditional chelation therapy can be performed rapidly via intravenous EDTA or DMPS… or as recommended in Forbidden Healing, slowly and more gently with large antioxidant intake combined with complexing agents. Vitamin C/bicarbonate, Vitamin K2, R-Alpha Lipoic Acid, etc. and herbals like milk thistle, cilantro and curcumin mobilize metals… and clays, humates, chlorella, sulfur, diatomaceous earth or zeolites attach to toxins and eliminate them. (See earlier articles: “Healer’s Grail,” “Toolbox” and “Compass” for the science behind this).

Only a scant percentage of the population avail themselves of a simple inexpensive Hair Mineral/Metal Analysis so most are unaware of mineral deficiencies and toxic metal loads. Conventional medicine frowns upon hair analysis in favor of expensive blood-based lab tests which may not expose dangerous mercury, arsenic, aluminum, cadmium or lead levels, now very common in the public at large. Government agencies deny horrendous disease conditions stemming from these toxins because that acknowledgement could result in massive litigation over dental amalgams, vaccines, widespread industrial contamination and even the military use of depleted uranium. America protects business first… public health and the environment last.

Find a laboratory and check submission details. In general, have your hairdresser collect a sample at the back of the neck, from skin out a few inches, a matchbox full is recommended, and place it in a zip lock bag and mail it in. In a few weeks you will receive the results, which will look something like this:

Hair Mineral Analysis Reveals Toxins

Recommendations usually accompany test results. Don’t hesitate to ask your lab manager questions to clarify the interpretation of your data. Obviously, in this sample graph, Mg, Na and K need a supplemental boost, and Cu, Fe, Cr, Hg and Cd need to go away. Don’t be alarmed at rising levels during the first six months of detox, since mobilized elements will be incorporated into hair at a higher rate… and that is why chelators must be included with mobilizing antioxidants that raise charge and force metals to un-stick.  Symptoms will begin to abate quickly; don’t be fooled, continue the detox protocol until yearly retests confirm the job is complete.

Detoxing is analogous to cleaning a battery while restoring electrolyte levels so oxygen penetration and energy production can proceed unhindered… and it’s all about energy, electron charge.  Once systemic toxins are minimized, focus can be directed toward optimal nutrition, smart lifestyle choices and higher states of consciousness beyond greed and fear.

What you don’t know can hurt you.