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Rebuilding with Minerals


As we move on our spiritual journey during these degenerate times, it takes a keen eye to decipher the most suitable way to live our lives.  Ideally, it is something that leads to a peaceful mind, a proper self-esteem and a genuine happiness.  Yet, it seems the more information we gather about good health, the farther we move from it.  More often than not, the right knowledge is lacking which continues to make us codependent.

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An interesting fact worth noting from the DrPasswater website:

“Let me give you a very interesting statistic. In 1985, The New England Journal of Medicine published an article titled “Paleolithic Nutrition”. The authors, who had credentials as anthropologists specializing in the Paleolithic era, determined that, on average, our caveman forebears got around 11,000 mg of potassium daily and about 700 mg of sodium.” — Dr. Richard Moore

As we understand how our diet falls very short of the above ideal, this can be very discouraging especially after we calculate the daily intake of our potassium and sodium.  We know that the modern diet is filled with terrible processed foods, but many of us don’t realize how detrimental sodium can be.  Since birth, we have developed this bad habit, through no fault of our own.  And once this habitual tendency progresses into our teenage years it is often very rare for any of us to grab any fruits or vegetables to get the proper nutrients in our system.  I’ve noticed the destructive nature of our plight works in two distinct ways:

First, the lack of natural minerals in our diet becomes problematic for our skeletal, endocrine and nervous systems. Second, the addition of synthetic additives (such as MSG aka Natural Flavors) and other toxins leads to gain weight and feeling sluggish or lethargic. It’s no wonder the average person would totally give up on the task of losing weight and experiencing their natural health with is everyone’s birth right.

We could complain all day and night but that will really not change our condition.  So, whether we think this is a terrible thing that society has done to us is not the point.  We must rise about that.  A better way to look at it is this: Now we have an opportunity to gain more knowledge (of a correct and incorrect diet) and do something about it.  We are put on this earth, just at this time so that we can learn and perfect ourselves.  And we have a choice.  We can either spiral out of control and just live our lives with these terrible addictions & cravings or learn from our parents mistakes and help our children who are the next generation to live better.

In relation to food, these addictions come in two categories.  These are: salt-cravings and chocolate-addiction.  When we are young, it doesn’t really matter much to us.  We enjoy life in the moment.  However, as we get older we begin to see the detrimental side-effects of these devious and mindless bad habits.  No matter how delicious these foods are and no matter how necessary our mind tells us these little pleasures give us; there is a consequence to disregarding the laws of nature.

With weight-gain and depression more pronounced these days, wouldn’t it be nice to know the root cause of our problems and have an easy solution?

We have to begin somewhere.  On the physical level alone, there is a path to follow and a way to attack the problem.  Rather than sleeping for hours during the day time and hiding under the covers try gaining this knowledge.  Rather than getting your stomach stapled try this protocol.  Rather than getting liposuction try getting to the root cause for achieving essential health.

Dharma knowledge:

When studying the dharma in a serious way, we may be blessed to find some old and rare scriptural text.  These holy texts, translated into new and pristine books may come into our hand by the blessings of those  accomplished masters that have compassion for all sentient beings in this world that are lost and suffering.  We are then afforded an opportunity to be graced with certain knowledge that past masters whose spiritual discipline sheds light on our difficult situation.  The one simple and powerful truth, when really seen, is quite wonderful to behold.  Usually it’s something so simple that many will pass it up without discerning what benefits are within the tiny seed hidden within one line of text.

It has been passed down through the ages that there are special foods that a yogin eats while practicing austerities on the spiritual path.  To those that wish to benefit everyone equally, our bodies need nourishment to sustain ourselves till the end of the quest.  So, it would make sense to explain a little about which foods have the best nutrients.  I suspect, the key to health has already been categorized by the Indian or Tibetan sages as three sweets.  And MH has discussed this (on his Forum) to some extent and from his own perspective outside the traditional path laid down by the great Mahasiddhas.

The three sweets are classified as: honey, molasses and sugar.  These three forms of food, when researched properly, in a scientific or esoteric way… show that the properties inherent inside are quite abundant with a complete range of minerals that the body does extremely well with in rebuilding the body to function effectively.  Here is a clear indication, from our Master Herbalist, the types of minerals he believes are the best nature has to offer us:

“Maple Syrup is the best, Sorghum is next, unless you could find cane sugar turned to black strap with out making it taste nasty. Fruits are sweet sugars and maple syrup is sweet tree and sorghum is sweet molasses.” — MH

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For those that follow MH over the years knows that he favors Sorghum over Black-Strap Molasses.  Yet, I have concluded that Black-Strap Molasses has a distinct advantage over Sorghum; namely having more potassium and magnesium.

Black-Strap Molasses and Maple Syrup could quite well be are missing key to our basic health and survival.

For me, Black-Strap Molasses feels like it has more potency than sorghum. When we look at the science, the nutritional charts prove Black-Strap Molasses has a greater quantity of potassium and magnesium.  Whatever the differences, these two minerals are the basic building blocks necessary for balancing the immense salt problem we have today while diminishing these unstoppable cravings.  On a physical level, it gives us the most nutrients needed for rebuilding and repairing our worn out hair, skin, nails and bones.  On an emotional level, it can help greatly with depression and the cold-disease (of a weak nervous system) that plagues a lot of us in this modern society.

The Experiment:

Recently, I took up to self-experimenting once again.  I still have no interest in fasting or altering my diet in any way.  So, I kept it quite simple.  I started adding a few tablespoons of Maple Syrup each day.  After only two days with this regimen, there were some remarkable results that I only found while fasting and holding to a vegan diet.

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While taking two or more tablespoons of Maple Syrup daily, I noticed that the craving for salt was lessened to a considerable extent.  I no longer craved salt as ravenously as I would over the past several years.  Having the knowledge that consuming too much salt causes weight-gain is quite a daunting thing to hear.  And as my research deepened, realizing that excess salt can increase the risk of developing cancer later in life is a shocking thing to discover.  Having this knowledge is good, but not having the will-power to do anything about it is disturbing.  MH, the Master Herbalist, tells us:

DR. JOHN R. CHRISTOPHER WAS 100% ANTI SALT ALL HIS CAREER.  TODAY IN PA ON A NEWS CHANNEL THEY HAD A SPECIAL ON HEART ATTACKS AND THEY STATED THE HEART ATTACK VICTIMS HAVE 1,500X TOO MUCH SALT AND THIS SALT IRRITATES THE ARTERIES AND THIS FORCES PLAQUE TO DEVELOP TO PROTECT AGAINST THE SALT. — MH

So, for me… after building a foundation on taking in natural-minerals solely with Maple Syrup has yielded some amazing benefits.  Whenever a slight craving for some salty-food would kick in, instead of eating a whole bag of chips, I just ate a smaller portion.  Having this basic support of natural-minerals made all the difference.

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Having this abundantly within my body, it was easier to move away from addiction.  It was a natural will-power and not something forced.  I was pleased to feel more in control and not having to deny myself any sort of fun – (eating some salty snacks without total abstinence) allowed me to feel content while not having to be stoic and rigid day-by-day.  MH goes on to tell us:

“DR. JOHN R. CHRISTOPHER AND MANY GREAT MEDICAL AUTHORS EXPLAINED SALT IRRITATES THE KIDNEYS AND DESTROYS THEM AND THE MORE DESTROYED THE KIDNEYS ARE, THE MORE THE VICTIM DESIRES MORE SALT….CANCER IS RELATED TO OVER SALT CONSUMPTION…SOME OF THESE DISEASED PATIENTS WILL SNEAK AWAY AND GO OUT OF CONTROL EATING SALT AS IT TAKES THEM EVER CLOSER TO CERTAIN DEATH.” — MH

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Later, as I added Black-Strap Molasses to my diet it would help decrease the cravings for chocolate.  Now, this protocol is unique because there is no sense of loss or deprivation.  Certainly, you can eat chips or chocolate at any time because the key is getting the proper ratios to salt and potassium under your control.  Over time, you will be pleased as you observe the natural will-power that develops with just a few tablespoons of Molasses and Maple Syrup on a daily basis.

From Health Impact News website:

“The ‘master mineral’ magnesium, which is involved with over 300 cellular metabolic processes, some vital for heart health. It also assists absorption of calcium into bone matter, which molasses also abundantly contains.” – Paul Fassa

Since our bodies need large quantities of magnesium to help absorb and utilize calcium,  this greatly assists in the development of bone structure & strength.  Comparing the nutritional charts to Maple Syrup, Black-Strap Molasses has a much higher quantity of magnesium.  MH goes on to explain:

“I HAVE SEEN AMISH THAT MAKE MOLASSES PROVE THIS AS FACT. They have NEVER EVER brushed their teeth for 3 generations and their teeth are perfectly white, fully developed jaws that keep their molars for life.” — MH

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Our Master Herbalist tells us that his greatest dental book ever written was in a Molasses book. The book claimed that if you raise your child on Molasses every day of their life, they would not have tooth decay.  MH says, “The book claims 1 tablespoon per day per child for LIFE!”  Furthermore, looking at the root cause of things, the most important point is the relation to the mother and child.

What if the mother took molasses every day while she was pregnant?

“The author of a molasses book states that if the mother consumes molasses, her child will be fully developed, it states if the child consumes molasses daily, it will never have a tooth decay.”– MH

We can infer, and I totally believe it to be correct, that the baby would naturally benefit in such a deep way.

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I know of a community of Amish that make and raise their children/family on daily SORGHUM and I have seen their teeth and they are all SNOW WHITE. They tell me they have not used tooth brushes for 3 generations, they don’t need to!” — MH

MH further elaborates, “These poor Amish are barefoot, walk in goose /chicken poop everyday, they do not bathe….they do not wash diapers, they shake them out, hang them up and reuse them…in simple words, they are the dirtiest Amish you can find…..YET, their teeth are PERFECT!”

Signs of Health:

So when working on yourself, you just need to pay attention to the proper signs inside and outside of your body.  If you were to embark on a similar journey then by all means take the necessary precautions and responsibility while gathering all the knowledge you can.  We know that MH doesn’t value vitamins as they are a synthetic product.  And if we were to already be doing other herbs, you would have no scientific-control or criteria to determine what is creating the effects in your body.

Therefore, STOP taking all extraneous herbal products and vitamins.  Just try one or two tablespoons of Maple Syrup each morning and night.  See what happens and how you feel.  Try that for a week.  See how that affects your skin, your hair, and teeth.

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Then try taking one or two tablespoons of Molasses daily.  Go slow…perhaps your body might only be able to take a teaspoon or half a teaspoon.  Only you know best.  After doing this, you may experience some or all of the following results:

  1. Hair becoming less dry and more rich, losing grey hairs, hair growth
  2. Nails becoming more clear and rosy
  3. teeth stronger, whiter, gums healing
  4. skin clearing up, wrinkles shrinking and scars begin to dissolve
  5. Not feeling so cold, body temperature normalizing
  6. Feeling like one can stand strong as an adult, spinal health, structure stronger
  7. Addiction to salt becoming less and less
  8. Cravings for chocolate diminishing

And if you are new to all this natural-healing lifestyle, it is quite possible to see absolutely no results at all.  Therefore, if that is where you are at, and you are interested in having better health, then you would follow the other protocols such as: a liver flush, a parasite cleanse, and later complete a 7, 14, or 21-day OJ fast.  This blog has tons of articles to explain MH’s theories much easier to understand.  Just type in a search word in the upper right hand corner of this blog.

And remember, the protocols for doing these cleanses will help you successfully navigate life’s hardships and one day experience your perfected natural-state of being.

Let me know how it works for you.  Post a comment.

Light & love,
Neo

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Trauma Release Exercise


Dr. David Berceli has come up with a siveteransmple way to alleviate the suffering of those who have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder).  He offers a suitable method to induce what is sometimes referred to as “neurogenic tremors” in the human body. 

His technique is called the Tension Release Exercise or Trauma Releasing Exercises or just TRE for short.  It is another excellent way to help re-balance the Autonomic Nervous System and get closer to the root of the problem. 

This method has been used with thousands of soldiers, emergency organizations around the world, areas where natural disasters have occurred, and general populations in war-torn and politically oppressed countries.  It has been taught as a way of addressing PTSD and more programs are being offered in the United States

“Every day, 22 veterans take their own lives.  That’s a suicide every 65 minutes.  As shocking as the number is, it may actually be higher.” — Department of Veterans Affairs

The statistics above were taken from 1999 through 2011 in 21 states.  That’s a staggering 8030 veterans dying each year!  David Berceli has found a method that is helpful for anxiety disorders, PTSD, general stress, and the myriad conditions caused by trauma.  It has also been found to help decrease tremors and seizures in conditions like Parkinson’s, MS, restless leg syndrome, and Epilepsy. 

On a positive note, athletes are also finding it to be great way to speed recovery after workouts.  A common response from most people who do TRE’s is sleeping better and feeling more at peace.  The key to the various benefits of TRE is that it is addressing the core reason for these problems and conditions instead of merely chasing symptoms.

Testimonial:

Frank B. has one of the most important and inspiring testimonials that I have read.  He tells us that, “I have two military sons that have served in Bosnia and IRAQ.  Both have returned with strong symptoms of PTSD but were unwilling to seek out professional psychological help.  They will not discuss their war time experiences with anyone.”

“After hearing about Dr. Berceli’s Trauma Release Process and learning that physical exercises were the key, not years of verbal dialogue with therapists, I immediately ordered books for my entire family.” — Frank B. 

“Although we have all benefited greatly from the exercises it was the psychological improvement of both military sons that was absolutely astounding.  Being soldiers, they had no problem doing the exercises and both saw improvements within weeks.  What a miracle!  They continue to do the exercises and are amazed at the results.  I can not thank Dr. Berceli enough for bringing peace back into their lives.”

The Theory:

Dr. David Berceli was looking for an easy way to relieve stress and trauma for humanity.  In studying other mammals, he noted that every mammal except for humans has a natural way of relieving tension that is elicited during the fight/flight/freeze response.  He discovered that humans have this capacity as well, only we have used our newer cognitive brain to subdue it. 

From the sunrise website:

“Tension Releasing Exercises elicit neurogenic tremors to release the body’s tension and the resultant physical and emotional blocks that can be causing tension, anxiety, PTSD, and numerous other symptoms associated with holding patterns.” – Rick Stockwell

Dr. Berceli has developed a technique that elicits these neurogenic tremors in the human body quite effectively.  It is said that fear and pain is something encoded in our DNA (if not our subconscious mind) and this method is available for all of us to tap into to find relief.  The results in relieving chronic tension, trauma, and trapped physical and emotional patterns in the body can be amazing when experienced for oneself.

Example:

As anyone who has researched this method in the past knows this information has been almost non-existent and kept more or less hidden.  Recently, Rick Stockwell has taken this program a step further and explains the principle behind this unique methodology in a comprehensive way.  He explains that the best way to understand this comes from observing how animals shake their body after a frightening experience.  If we own a dog, cat, or bird it may be easier to see how this behavior in the animal kingdom works.

“What they’re doing is something all mammals (including humans) have ingrained in their system as a way of ‘shaking off’ stress, anxiety, and fear.  Once they are done shaking, the stress is gone from their body.” — Rick Stockwell

He goes on to say,  “I’ll never forget our poor little poodle when we were huddling under an alcove in Utah as a huge clap of thunder rang out and lighting simultaneously struck just outside the alcove.  The poor thing shook for almost 2 hours as my wife comforted her.  But then she was done.  It was out of her system, and she was back to normal.  She didn’t hold onto that traumatic experience for years or decades like humans do.”

With this simple explanation, it seems quite apparent that animals have an innate ability to heal a traumatic experience and remove it completely out of their system without the pain of having a higher brain/mind that constantly stores that information. 

The Method:

There are two known positions that we can gather from the all-too-brief YouTube videos.  The first is lying down with legs butterflied open and the other is standing with your back up against the wall and sinking down slightly.  For some people it may not be wise to do these exercises on your own.  If you already have a severe trauma and are isolated (without a good support-system in place) then it is best to err on the side of caution and refrain from these exercises.  When it is likely that painful things might come up for you; it is best to work with a qualified therapist to help you get through the heavy emotions together.

Of course, the temptation is always there.  Just make sure this is something you can handle all by yourself.  If you are an intermediate or advanced yoga practitioner it probably would be alright to explore this healing modality.  As always, you are likely to gain more intricate understanding when you reach out for help.

Principle: Two opposing forces are in play here to initiate the body tremors.  For instance, when you let your legs go towards the floor (with the natural weight of gravity) and then pull your legs up in the opposite direction, then an automatic shaking begins.  You just have to find the right balance for it to work.

VARIATION ONE: Lay flat on your back.  Have your feet flat on the ground.  Keep your legs and thighs off the ground but at an angle.  Allow gravity take the weight of your legs (towards the floor).  Next, move your legs in the opposite direction ever so slightly.  You should start to feel tremors kick in spontaneously.  This tends to be isolated only within the leg area.

VARIATION TWO: Lay flat on your back.  Have your feet flat on the ground.  Keep your legs and thighs off the ground but at an angle.  First, allow gravity take the weight of your legs.  Second, move your legs in the opposite direction ever so slightly.  This time add a third element.  Press your feet towards the ground with just a slight force.  This has the most amazing affect of spontaneous gyrations resonating throughout your whole upper body and spine as a continuous shaking occurs.

VARIATION THREE: Lay flat on your back.  Have your feet flat on the ground.  Keep your legs and thighs off the ground but at an angle.  Lift your bottom slightly off the ground.  At the same time, allow gravity take the weight of your legs and move your legs up in the opposite direction.  This is done ever so slightly.  You should start to feel tremors kick in spontaneously.  This tends move the lower and upper body side to side.

To get a visual, the first two variations move the body like a dolphin’s tale does – with an up and down motion.  The third variation moves the body, side to side, like a shark or fish naturally does.

Note: Years ago when I was working on this method, I could feel the neural network being formed and strengthened along the spine.  It was interesting to experience the nerves or channels develop from the bottom of the spine upward towards the head.  With all other healing modalities such as standing stake, chi kung or boading-balls… the nervous system would develop from the top of the head down to the base of the spine.

It is quite thrilling once you get the hang of it.  And with some contemplation, you can figure more ways to work the other portions of your body and limbs as well.

Good luck!
Neo

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Mother’s intuition


Here’s a follow up to an article I posted back in 2011 about a lovely mother who had delivered twins prematurely at 27 weeks.  Kate Ogg delivered fraternal twins.  One boy and one girl.  Unfortunately, the doctor told her the baby boy didn’t make it.

In a world where doctors are just in the beginning stages of learning about the full potential of the human body and mind…it makes us realize how important it is to become fully aware of the process of childbirth and all that it entails.

Now, we can say for sure that a baby and its mother should should never be separated at birth.  And we can learn how important it is of having direct physical contact between the two.   And, of course, communicating loving words can not hurt at all.

Jamie’s story:

For Kate Ogg and her husband David, the arrival of twins finally fulfilled their wishes to have their first child and become new parents. However, after a premature birth the couple was told their first baby would not make it.

It only takes one person to change the world as this beautiful story with a happy ending tells us.  Hopefully, it will cause a few people to reevaluate what we think we really know and learn proper birthing principles.

After both mom and dad cuddled, held, and talked to their baby for hours… the doctor was shocked to see him with his eyes open and begin breathing.  Here’s a video every aspiring parent should be required to watch.  Running time 4 minutes with nice photos of the children three or four years later:

 

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Mother’s Ultimate Sacrifice


A very touching story to remind us of the heroic choice this woman made…

by CBS Local 2:29 mins

A young California mother made the ultimate sacrifice for her newborn daughter when she refused lifesaving treatment for bone cancer.   Ashley Bridges was 10 weeks pregnant when she learned of her diagnosis.  Although doctors recommended she start chemotherapy immediately, it would have required her to terminate her pregnancy.

“There’s no way I could kill a healthy baby because I’m sick,” Bridges told CBS’s Kristine Lazar.  During her third trimester, at eight months, Bridges was told that delaying treatment had allowed the cancer to spread.

“That’s basically when they told me that it was terminal,” she said.  Bridges was told she needed to deliver Paisley immediately so she could start treatment.  Even with multiple rounds of chemotherapy, she was given less than a year to live.  “I felt like I tried so hard to keep Paisley safe and do the minimum [treatment] to keep her healthy.  The thought that I’m not going to see her grow up is really hard,” a tearful Bridges said.

The 24-year-old Bridges also has a 6-year-old son from a previous relationship.  “His exact words were, ‘If you pass away, I want to come with you,’ ” she recalled.  As Lazar reports, friends and family have been helping Bridges take care of Paisley during the day.  Her fiance, who is in the military, takes the night shift.  None of them has second-guessed her decision.  “She’s a real-life superhero, to be honest with you,” said Jessica, Bridges’ sister.  Bridges, too, has no regrets.  “Maybe I’m not supposed to be here and she is,” Bridges said of Paisley.

Click here for her video: Mother’s Ultimate Sacrifice for Newborn

As we discover the truth that there are, in fact, MANY options to heal.  Nothing should be considered terminal until one has tried everything from Juice Fasting, to Herbs, to the unique Sitz Bath Remedy.  The Master Herbalist offers hope to someone like her in this dark age.

Here are a few important quotes that need to be heard over and over:

“The mother has to be a real mother, dedicated to the health of her children and be fully educated with the abilities to be the family physician 24/7 raising and training her children to be the same and help her children for as long as she lives in the art of longevity and her children must learn from their parent’s mistakes and seek to do better.” – MH

He goes on to reprimand us that:

“Parents who do not know, do not care and turn their children over to strangers when not feeling well will have no real interest in the proper use of diet and learning prevention.” — MH

Click here to access his latest 27 page newsletter: Truth about herbs

good luck!
Neo

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The Barefoot Way


To all the Barefooters,

I created a forum for the more scholarly type.  If you are interested in a more personal and private community then feel free to check it out.  MH granted his approval and hopefully we can continue to help those that are sick and suffering.

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I think a few good people on here know that we need to save the valuable information that MH has been posting here over the years.  Once it is lost then the next generations will definitely lose out.

For personal users, this forum will be organized into two sections: GROUPS and ACHIEVEMENT LADDER.  This should inspire people to participate more and keep things in a positive and motivated mindset.

GROUPS:

Those that have completed an OJ-type Fast will be grouped together into clubs such as: a 7 Day Club, 14 Day Club, 21 Day Club or 40 Day Club respectively.  That may be of sincere interest to some people that want more privileges.  In order to be approved, you just have to show that you completed the respective number of days on the Orange Juice fast. 

Just post your gains/results in the Introductions or Testimonials section.  Provisionally, each club will have advanced permissions such as edit posts or upload files.  This is certainly NOT a justification to compete with others.

Fasting, without being educated properly, will just result in harming yourself.  These clubs are really just a way to have a sense of community here.  When we recognize and TRUST each other it will be a lot easier to feel safe in a supportive environment.

ACHIEVEMENT LADDER:

At first, when you post a topic, it will say Newbie beneath your name.  Then after 20 posts, it will automatically change to say Barefooter.  Once you become a Barefooter you will be able to add photos in your album.  That will be cool.  At this point, I will add you to our list-server so you can receive email notifications for each reply to that post. 

  1. After 108 posts your title will change to Barefooter BRONZE
  2. After 508 posts your title will say Barefooter SILVER
  3. After 1008 posts it will say Barefooter GOLD

I believe this is one of the neat features we can add to make this website more fun and interesting.

Finally, use this forum as an OPPORTUNITY to help your family, friends and children to get back to health without medical-induced fear.  Those of us that have used MH’s herbal formulas and completed an OJ fast know, without a doubt, that this method can be DUPLICATED by anyone if followed correctly.

Therefore, we all need to participate if we want to change the world and make it a BETTER place.  Maybe we can make a difference.  Hope to see you there.  Here is the website:

http://thebarefootway108.discussioncommunity.com

good luck!
Neo

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Charlotte’s web


While watching TV the other night there was a special on medical marijuana to treat children with epilepsy.  Epilepsy is not a new disease.  The oldest known detailed record was discovered over 3000 years ago.  It’s a fact that the disorder itself was found in Babylonian cuneiform medical text from 1067–1046 BCE.   So, I wondered if this news program was a way to engender sympathy to get the laws changed in more states much sooner.

We normally think of Charlotte’s Web as a classic piece of children’s fiction, but it is also the name of one of the most coveted medical marijuana strains that is being used to treat children with epilepsy.

Charlotte’s Web is now a strain of medical marijuana processed into a marijuana extract that is high in cannabidiol (CBD) content.  It is sometimes referred to as Realm Oil or Alepsia.  The good part about it is that it does not induce the “psychoactive high” typically associated with recreational marijuana use.

Medical solution:

As Charlotte was young and developing with her twin sister; everything seemed normal.  She was talking and walking the same day as her twin.  Charlotte was 3 months old when she first began having seizures.  As time went on, her condition grew worse.  According to the CNN article:

“The medications were also taking a toll.  She was on seven drugs — some of them heavy-duty, addictive ones such as barbiturates and benzodiazepines.”

As we know, it is common when following medical that there are often serious side-effects with their drugs.  Figis tells us that, “They’d work for a while, but the seizures always came back with a vengeance.”

Alternative medical:

Charlotte got off the medical prescription in favor of an alternative treatment.  She received medical marijuana and these were the results:

According to Paige Figi, her daughter Charlotte seizures fell from 300 a week to around 3 over an 8 month period.

Charlotte is now six years old and living better.  Her seizures only happen two to three times per month, almost solely in her sleep.  Not only is she walking, she is riding her bicycle.  She feeds herself and is talking more each day.  From a certain point of view, this seems wonderful and a successful case.

But, is that good enough?

Knowing that she has two or three seizures a month tells me that it was only a partial solution.  Of course, it yields much better results than taking barbiturates.  Parents need to know the root cause of disease and then treat their child holistically.  It must occur on many levels, which means, diet change as well as regenerating the nerves of the physical body and brain.  Regenerating the nerves is the sole province of yoga, tai-chi, Feldenkrais Therapy and other healing modalities.

Holistic treatment:

I quickly googled Dr. Christopher to see what he would have done back in the day.  Dr. Chistopher talks about his experience in discovering the anti-spasmadic formula to help his epileptic patients:

One night I sat alone in my office, after all my patients had left for the day, wondering why I was not getting the results with this boy as I had with others with the same condition.  I realized that I needed “help” and so I prayed earnestly that something could be done for this child and after some time of praying and meditating an “idea” for a “formula” of herbs for nerves came to my mind.

“I quickly wrote down: blue cohosh, black cohosh, blue vervain, scullcap, and lobelia in a 90 proof tincture.  I immediately went to the lab we had out in back of the office, and made up the tincture.  When this formula was given to the epileptic boy patient, there was an immediate reaction, and before long, he showed great improvement.” — Dr. Christopher

MH information:

Then I did some research on what MH had posted many years ago on his forum.

“Epilepsy in my experience is caused by drugs such as are found in mountain dew, Dialantin, etc. and of course damage to the head.” — MH

MH believes that Lobelia would not be an aid, but that lobelia always works best when used in a herbal formula.  With the symptom of seizures we need to find the root cause and then a solution may be found.  He suggests that epilepsy is a drug induced disease and not a natural thing.

“The stupid MD then puts the child on dilantin to stop future seizures which also ensures the child is addicted for life and can’t easily ever get off the drug, because the drug will cause anyone to have seizures if they take it and then try to get off it.  At least that was the way it was 20 years ago when I knew of a person in the same situation and the side effects are terrible, etc.” — MH

He advices that Lecithin would be great idea in healing the brain.  Of course olive oil or coconut oil work on the same principle.   He suggests that B&B herbal formula, NO DENTAL METALS of any kind, no vitamins or other metalic sources.  And of course we should all make pure water that is home made distilled.

“Often a child will roll out of bed and hit their head and have a seizure or actually had a seizure in bed and ended up on the floor hitting their head, etc….” — MH

MH strictly advices that, “The drugs have to go!  Nothing much will change as long as the person is doped.  Up until the drugs go, naturally all the correct foods/no toxins would allow the body to heal as much as possible.  The main problem is always the person is scared to death to ever get drug free and work to correct the problem.  If they drink pop, drink sugar free, etc. there is probably no helping them.”

Testimonial:

Dr. Christopher received an Herbal Pharmacist degree under the renowned Dr. Edward Shook.  Dr. Shook related a case wherein a young girl was brought to him with a longstanding case of epilepsy.  She had suffered various injuries during her attacks.  Shook made a strong decoction of Black Cohosh, blue gentian and valerian root, expecting immediate results, but the seizures continued.

“Shook then consulted an old herbalist, who informed him that only alcohol could extract the antispasmodic values from Black Cohosh.  The parents tried the tincture, given here, and the seizures gradually decreased from up to thirty in one day to nearly none after six months.”

I believe that alcohol was the factor that helped move the herbs quickly into the lymphatic system in order to cross the blood-brain barrier to reach proper areas of the brain.  The old formula was called B&B Tincture back in the day.   So now you can choose what to do based on the above facts rather than being in the dark about what consists of real and authentic health for our precious children.

hope that helps!
Neo

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Neurological rehabilitation


With my father recently being diagnosed with early-onset dementia, it has been a trying experience for our family.  It literally was a test of wills in trying to get quality care.  With many individuals in the alternative health-care field not returning our phone calls and emails it was like pulling teeth to find someone compassionate and understanding enough to work with us in this difficult situation. 

After a year of being unable to persuade my father to try an alternative method of healing it became apparent that he was having trouble speaking logically and unable to have a coherent conversation when it came to handling money issues.  My main wish was for him to heal and grow in a positive direction no matter what the outcome was.  I would rather move forward with hope than succumbing to medical’s pessimistic attitude that there is “no known cure”.

As we got more and more concerned, I finally looked at all the medication he was taking.  It was not surprising to find that each one had a particular side affect that caused memory loss.   My research came up as follows:

  • ASPIRIN – Causes an increased risk of cerebral micro-bleeding showing on MRI Scans of 5 to 10 mm or smaller.
  • HEART MEDICATION – Each one leads to memory loss as a side-effect.
  • NEUROLOGICAL MEDICATION – Also results in memory loss.

Dementia:

Dementia is basically a neurological disorder, with various degrees of severity.  It is not a specific disease itself as it is more related to a symptom of reduced or impaired cognition.  The person who has been diagnosed with dementia may have trouble in areas related to memory, attention-span, language, and problem solving.  More specific forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease to name a few of the 50 forms that are categorized.  It is important to understand that:

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by loss of neurons and synapses in the cerebral cortex and certain subcortical regions.

When we know exactly what the disease is then we can gather all the facts and utilize the proper biological principles of health to get to the root cause of the problem.  Due to the various conditions that impede our progress, such as a poor diet and environmental toxins it sure is an uphill battle.  However, even if we cannot achieve a full cure and complete recovery we can still alleviate our loved ones suffering to some degree.  As this anthropologist says about the Feldenkrais method:

“This is the most sophisticated and effective method I have seen for the prevention and reversal of deterioration of function.  We’re condemning millions of people to a deteriorated old age that’s not necessary.” — Margaret Mead PhD.

At the very least, we can improve the lives of a few people that are currently in nursing homes suffering from pain, agitation or boredom by being in a semi-vegetative state.

Current information:

I was fortunate enough to come across Joyce Ann’s website after weeks of research.  Each day I spent hours researching the web for a suitable healer for my father.  As many alternative healers doubted the principles of rebuilding new neural patterns I set about to find substantial science to back this up.  It wasn’t an easy task.  It was quite exasperating to note that chiropractics and even a few Feldenkrais healers were skeptical.

Therefore, I offer this information to others going through the same situation with their parents that would like to have a suitable path to travel on.  By doing so, hopefully we can make it easier for the next generation to be “armed” with the proper facts and knowledge when it is time to show doctors and family members what the real potential is for recovering from this terrible disease.

I contacted Joyce Ann and she was the first person who was friendly and helpful enough to understand what we were going through.  She even gave me permission to convert her original article to a .PDF file and share it with others without my asking.  With this change, I believe that it is now a more enjoyable read and a lot easier to see when printed out.

She wrote an article in the Alzheimer’s Care Quarterly 2006 Oct-Dec; 7(4): 278-86. which is a peer reviewed magazine that holds a lot of weight within the medical community.  It is called “Individuals With Dementia Learn New Habits and Empowered Through the Feldenkrais Method”. 

You can read her article that depicts six case studies that have shown positive results after just one session.  She seems to be the first healer (in her field) to report positive progress with her geriatric patients.  As you read the information you can see that her patients were able to overcome various limitations with dementia that ranged from Stroke to Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.  They were advanced cases of men and women in their late 70s and 90s that showed improvement in their functional level in relation to procedural memory and awareness of surroundings etc.

Download her article here:  Individuals With Dementia

Feldenkrais method:

The principle of Feldenkrais is simple stated as: Awareness through Movement.  What this means is that with simple movement lessons, our awareness and perception can be increased, improved, and refined.  Since the way we move (in our day to day lives) consists mostly of unconscious actions, these habitual patterns can be seen for what they are, followed by a release of any holding patterns to form more functional ways to moving.

Normally, our habitual tendencies while sitting, eating and walking are not optimal and can be greatly reorganized.  Once improvement has been achieved, then when we want to excel in sport or dance there will be more joy and freedom in the body.  When this happens then all our activities become more effortless and extremely efficient.

Shockingly, I had found that some Feldenkrais healers weren’t fully up to date that movement therapy can be a significant benefit to geriatric patients for increasing their memory and spatial awareness.  Currently, this therapy has been wonderful in helping those suffering from pain and trauma.  Yet there is more that can be done for those undergoing memory and speech problems.  As more and more practitioners add their knowledge and experience, there will be a greater shift in awareness of what the full potential this healing modality has to offer.

The current trend is to help children who are autistic or handicapped with muscular dystrophy.  One common therapy is to have these children ride a horse on a weekly basis.

Since the child has to consciously adjust themselves to remain on the horse it literally trains them to have better motor skills and balance.  This really is the principle of movement therapy that Moshe Feldenkrais had discovered long ago.

When it comes to old people receiving help, it should be the same principle.  Since the current consensus is that it is impossible for new neurons to grow in the brain it is frustrating when our loved are suffering without a suitable remedy.  It is certainly understandable that most people would be skeptical that a movement therapy can connect and repair the damaged synapse in the brain.

Yet, there are so many people who are suffering all over the world who are mostly ignored or go unnoticed while we enjoy our lives.  To make a positive difference in this world, then we need to increase the range of this healing modality and identify a third layer to this healing.  Since this Feldenkrais principle holds true for autistic children, then it must follow that it would help older people who are suffering with dementia.  The three layers could be categorized as follows.

Feldenkrais Layers of Healing:

  1. pain and inflexibility
  2. accidents, sports injury or birth trauma
  3. memory loss in old age

As Dr. Weil says, “I have been intrigued by this subtle form of retraining the nervous system, which I recommend to patients whose movement has been restricted by injury, cerebral palsy, stroke, fibromyalgia, or chronic pain.”  He goes on to say:

“I find it to be much more useful than standard physical therapy.  I also believe that the Feldenkrais Method® can help older people achieve greater range of motion and flexibility, and help all of us feel more comfortable in our bodies.” — Andrew Weil, M.D.

Neuroplasticity:

During most of the 20th century, the general consensus among neuroscientists was that the brain structures become fixed and cannot change past early childhood.  This has been the popular belief among the masses as well as alternative healers who respect science over healing principles and personal experience.  As Neil Sharp M.D. explains,

Indeed it was only in 1999 that the Nobel Laureate Torsten Wiesel admitted in print that he and David Hubel had been wrong in declaring that neuroplasticity is impossible beyond the critical period of infancy.”

This admission has helped pave the way for the knowledge that Anat Baniel and her teacher Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais have accrued through their experience over decades of transforming the lives of children and adults whom conventional medicine had believed were beyond help or recovery.

From the ABM website:

Principle of neuroplasticity:

Decades of research done by thousands of neuroscientists has shown that the brain can change itself.   The brains of infants and children are extremely changeable needing to form all the brain patterns associated with voluntary action.  Their brains are constantly expanding and mapping new territory.  The science of brain plasticity shows how, under the right conditions, the adult brain can also restructure itself in remarkable ways.  Even the birth of new brain cells can occur in adults, as well as children!

“As a neuroscientist interested in the development and plasticity of the nervous system, it is gratifying to see how the Feldenkrais Method demonstrates these principles.  The Feldenkrais Method has also greatly improved my personal quality of life – physically and emotionally – by reducing the restrictions and limitations I thought were permanent due to multiple sclerosis.” — Marla Luskin, Ph.D., Emory University Medical School

NOTE: The “birth of new brain cells” could be further researched and analyzed later on.  We could infer this to mean growing new stem cells – which is a hot topic in itself.  Anyway, we have two choices available to us.  We can either rely on the principles of movement therapy or wait until science has it all figured out.  Since functional integration healers are currently improving the quality of lives then there really is no need to wait and do nothing.  The honorable and compassionate thing to do is to try our best to alleviate our loved ones pain and suffering.

Diet aide:

After doing further research I discovered some people were able to get off their medication and utilize Coconut Oil in their daily life.  It has been found to be very helpful in protecting the brain with the appropriate, healthy fats.  In reality, there is no difference in whether one uses olive oil or coconut oil.  It’s just the current research has been with coconut oil to improve the ketones in our body.

Substitute Coconut Oil in cooking where other oils are called for – consume at least two tablespoons a day, minimum.  You can use it as a preventive if there’s dementia in your family history.

Since I noticed my dad unconsciously eating excessive amounts of yoghurt I believe that it was his body’s way of protecting itself from the harmful damages occurring in the brain by eating more fatty foods.  Of course, a much better choice than fish oil and yoghurt is something that obeys nature more closely like Coconut Oil.   You can read this book for more exact guidance: Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Was a Cure?

Testimonials:

Without all the facts and proper knowledge there is always going to be fear getting off the pharmaceutical medication.  That is perfectly fine.  There is no need to push or force someone into making a change.  In fact, it is best when they make the choice once they have full confidence in what they are doing.  And that means growing at their own pace and having a cognition about their situation.  It really takes a lot of work to break through these deepest fears; especially when it comes to following our own path to natural health.

Whatever the case may be, it is good to try this physical therapy until one sees promising results.  It takes work and discipline to grow and make progress.  When there is progress and gains are made, then healing becomes a fun and joyful participation.  At any rate, here are some amazing testimonials to inspire our family and loved ones become more interested in taking health into their own hands:

“Feldenkrais is not just pushing muscles around, but changing things in the brain itself.”  — Karl Pribram, M.D., Neuroscientist, Georgetown University”

Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais developed a system that is many years ahead of conventional medical understanding.”  — Martin Rossman, M.D., Author, ‘Healing Yourself’

“The system developed by Dr. Feldenkrais has as much potential for understanding the mind/body relationship as Einstein’s general theory of relativity had for physics.” — Bernard Lake, M.D.

More testimonials can be found here: David Zemach-Bersin

Conclusion:

We finally did find someone compassionate enough to work with my father.  I was extremely fortunate enough to sit in with my father on his first Feldenkrais session.  Even though he couldn’t differentiate any changes taking place I could discern at least ten major energetic-releases of various holding patterns.

When sitting in the chair, I noticed myself able to relax some bodily tension as my father released his own physical and energetic blocks.  This lead me to believe that every family member should participate together in order to achieve a basic harmony so badly needed within the modern family.

Since we are all connected at a subconscious level when one person heals everyone benefits.  In addition to standing taller and walking straighter, he looked impressive as an expert martial artist would, when pushing hands against the therapist.

After eating a late brunch I noticed that he still had trouble communicating what type of eggs he wanted.  Rather than being introverted and give up at least he expressed himself with words.  Of course, this will be an ongoing process and when most people have trouble hitting the root cause by changing their diet – this therapy has a lot of hidden potential.

many blessings!
Neo

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water pillow therapy


The following is an alternative method that shows promise in healing Acquired Brain Injury or ABI for short.  We all have heard of famous boxers or rugby players who have serious medical problems because of repeated concussions.  Severe concussions can happen after a bad blow to the head leads to lasting pain that inhibits normal functioning.

If the brain is seriously injured, someone could experience major problems with movement, learning, or speaking.  Since a concussion or brain injury can happen anywhere, from the football field to a car accident, the information here needs to be spread far and wide.  According to the kidshealth website:

“Every year, more than 400,000 kids are sent to the emergency department for serious brain injuries.  Injuries from car crashes, playgrounds, or sports are the most common ways that kids get concussions.”

Most of the time, after a mild head injury, people return to normal.  However, getting a concussion repeatedly can lead to more serious problems.  While we are waiting for medical to find a cure and smoking marijuana goes against our ethics, there are a few healing modalities like cranial-sacral therapy or this water pillow therapy that show promising results.  Here is one article that one of the poster’s from the CureZone wrote in relation to his brain trauma.  I modified it slightly to make it easier to read:

Alternative Method:

I incurred what doctors called a ‘mild’ injury to the brain after hitting my head, twice, during a fall.  The ‘mild’ injury completely ruined my life.  I had constant headache, a ‘foggy’ head, difficulties in speaking, ordering my thoughts, adding simple numerics, managing my affairs.  I couldn’t make a cup of tea.

DON’T EVER BELIEVE A BRAIN INJURY “WON’T RESPOND TO TREATMENT”

I find many people, who have an Acquired Brain Injury, have no interest in trying to improve the symptoms with self-treatment.  They usually tell me they’ll only take things recommended by their doctor or other medical professionals.  They also tell me, usually, that their doctor told them there is no treatment for an ABI.

Upon learning I had an injury to the brain, and pondering upon the best course of action, I asked myself:

If the brain can grow new cells, new brain tissue – and thus, potentially, recover partially or fully – what do I need to do, eat, take, in order to create the right conditions for this new cell growth to happen?

OUR BRAINS CAN GROW NEW CELLS, AND HEAL, WITH OUR HELP

I often wonder if any funding is given to the research of treatments for brain injury, other than for treatment during the first hours and weeks after the injury is incurred.  Western medicine is saving many lives, but it seems it is only now beginning to discover a very important thing: the brain can grow new cells at any age, at any time, given the right conditions.  I already knew that, and I hadn’t realized it was a radical idea.  I thought everybody knew that the brain grows and changes.

When I learned I had a brain injury, I began treating the injury with anything I could think of, to reduce the trauma to the brain and to encourage growth and repair of brain tissue.  My symptoms began to improve immediately, and they continue to improve.  Some things work for me, some things don’t.  My goal is 100% recovery.

SELF-TREATMENT:

The first treatment I tried was what I now call Water Pillow Therapy.  The results were astounding and instantaneous.  I was exhilarated and very relieved to have found a simple way to reduce the trauma and the shock that my brain was carrying since the accident.

I found I needed to repeat the therapy as often as possible, and that improvement was gradual.  After about six months of lying with my head on a water pillow, for at least half an hour each session, on as many days as I could, my aphasia (speech problems and word problems) was almost completely gone, and all my other symptoms also improved dramatically.  I no longer staggered when I walked.

I then slept with a ‘water pillow’ on top of my usual pillow, (and with a blanket or cloth on top of the water pillow, as the water pillow was too cold to be directly under my head) every night for more than five years.

Water Pillow Therapy is perhaps the easiest and most fundamental treatment for a Traumatic Brain Injury.  For me, six months of doing this treatment every day for at least 30 minutes cured the staggering, slurred speech, aphasia, inability to count numbers, double vision, unreasonable anger, moodiness, frustration, depression and dyslexia caused by my brain injury

The gradual dissipation of these dreadful symptoms was like being let out of prison.  A relief beyond description.

Water Pillow Therapy was suggested to me by a friend who had played rugby while at school and who said that this treatment was used for any player who incurred a concussion during a match.  Quite simply, the coach would lead the player to the side of the pitch and make him lie down with his head resting on a half-empty pillow/bag filled with fluid, for at least 20 minutes.  This would ensure that the concussion was healed, or almost healed, and that there would be no permanent injury.

The “trauma vibrations” would pass from the concussed player’s head to the pool of fluid upon which the head lay.  A physics graduate told me that this is a principle of physics.  Vibrations will pass from one pool of liquid to another pool of liquid placed next to it.

The brain floats in fluid, so it stands to reason that putting another pool of fluid next to the brain might enable the brain to pass accumulated trauma vibrations to the other pool of fluid/liquid.

I did not believe my friend’s story about water pillows fixing head injuries.  After several months of repeatedly suggesting this remedy to me, he said to me, “Why don’t you just try it?  What have you got to lose?  It will cost you less than $10.”

The method:

So, I tried the Water Pillow Therapy: I bought a box of wine, removed the inner “bladder” from the box, emptied about half of the wine and lay in a quiet room with my head on the half-empty “bladder”.  (I put the “bladder” on top of my usual pillow, then a folded towel on top of the “bladder” which felt very cold, too cold for me to place my head on it directly.)

I tried to relax and to just let my brain do whatever it wanted to do.  I could feel my brain “swinging” from side to side, in a most unstable way.  It felt like a lump of hard jelly swishing back and forth in a washtub.  I just let my eyes go where they wanted.  They swung from side to side, with the brain.  I just allowed this to happen.

After about 10 minutes, my brain became still.  It was like a pendulum that had swung from side to side, gradually getting slower, and gradually swinging a smaller distance to each side, until it came to a standstill in the center of its field of movement.

When my brain came to a gentle stop, in the “center”, my head cleared instantly, and my brain began to “load in” information and to “wake up”.  I just let it do what it wanted.  I just observed.  My eyes went from left to right, then down, and from left to right again, as if they were quickly reading loads of written information on a page.  Line after line, down the page.  I just let this happen.

The result:

Eventually, my eyes began to focus on distant points on the ceiling, then on points near and far.  It was as if they were remembering all the things they could do, and running through a test program, doing those things.

My head felt remarkably clear.  I was a bit stunned.  I could not believe this was happening.  It was exciting and overwhelming.  I felt I had gotten my brain back.  I just lay there and let it happen.  I didn’t want to interrupt the “re-boot” my brain was doing.

Lots more happened.  All of it beneficial.

When I finally stood up, after about 30 minutes, my whole body sort of screamed in protest.  My brain only felt good when lying perfectly still, cushioned by the water pillow.  From that day onward, I began to use the water pillow.  Every single symptom of my brain injury began to improve.

IF YOU HAVE A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY, TRY THIS THERAPY.  IT COSTS LESS THAN $10 TO TRY IT!

IT WORKED FOR ME.  I’VE TRIED IT WITH ONE FRIEND WHO HAS A BRAIN INJURY.  HE SAYS IT MAKES HIM “MORE ALERT”.

UPDATE: For ease of use and no fear of spilling wine on your rug or bedspread they sell the MediFlow Elite Water Pillow on Amazon.  If you want a really good night’s sleep I highly recommend it.  The water in the pillow causes the head to experience wonderful micro-movements that gently oscillate the nerves up and down your spine so your muscles don’t tense up. It sort of feels like a mini cranial-sacral healing session.

Hope that helps!
Neo

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an old story


I hesitate to write this article as most of my peers would consider it a form of spiritual materialism but this is definitely not the case at all.  Since our health is adversely affected by greedy corporations, then proper information along with the right conclusions are surely needed.  If the antidotes are non-harmful then they need to be spread far and wide.  As we wake-up and see the suffering all over the world and within ourselves it is quite alarming.  Yet these harsh lessons help us to really know how to live life properly.

We must quickly realize that our bodies are so overwhelmed by radiation, toxic pollution and heavy metals right now.  We get them from the air we breathe, unnatural food we eat, and cosmetics/shampoos we put on our body.  All the commercial beverages we eagerly consume quickly add to the problem.  The following story was taken from Dr. Subhuti Dharmananda and revised to make it clearer.

The secret:

The Buddhist priest Wenxiang was devoted to the art of nourishing life.  In 812 A.D. he was on Maoshan early in the morning, and there, in the vicinity of Huayang cave, he met an old man and said to him: “You have the appearance of an immortal.  I will reveal to you a secret formula.”  The priest related the following story to him:

An ancestor of He Shou Wu, who lived in the district of Nanhe in Xunzhou, was originally named He Tianer and was later called Nengzi.  He was born impotent and had turned to drinking wine.  At the age of 58, he returned home drunk one night and was overcome by sleep while still outside.  When he awoke again, he noticed on the field two shoots of climbing plants, which stood about 3 feet apart.

The sprouts of these shoots were twisted around each other and then separated, three or four times.  Thus, the original name of the plant is called jiaoteng or Chinese cornbind.

Tianer considered this to be strange and, therefore, dug out the root of the plant and asked all the people in the village and the wilderness, but no one was able to tell him its name.  Thereupon he dried the plant in the sun.  A man living nearby was an excellent jester and said to Tiener:

“You are impotent, you are old and childless.  This climbing plant struck you as peculiar, now surely it is supposed to serve you as a divine drug.  Why don’t you take it?”

Thereupon, Tianer sifted out a fine powder of the drug and took it with wine.  After 7 days, he suddenly recognized clearly the principles of human life.  After several tens of days had passed, he felt unburdened and strong, and he could barely control his sexual desire.

He married a widow named Cen and continued to take the drug regularly after that.  He then increased the individual dose to 2 qian [about 6.2 grams].  After over 700 days, all of his previous complaints had disappeared, he regained his youthful appearance and begot a son.  The people in the neighborhood were very astonished at this.  During the following 10 years, Tianer became the father of several sons.  He ascribed all this to the drug and said:

“This was caused by the climbing plant.  When one takes it, one can live to be 160 years old, and yet it is neither listed in the old prescriptions nor in the materia medicas [bencao].

Herbal elixer:

Ho-shou-wu (pinyin: heshouwu) is derived from the roots of Polygonum multiflorum.  The herb was originally called jiaoteng, referring to its form: an intertwining vine (jiao = intersecting, teng = creepers).

Synonyms:  Chinese climbing knotweed, Chinese cornbind, Chinese flowery knotweed,  fo-ti root, he shou wu (Chinese), and zhihe shou wu

He Shou Wu is a tonic for the endocrine glands, it improves health, stamina and resistance to disease.  It is used to reduce cholesterol because of its lecithin.  It is used for angina pectoris (coronary artery disease), hypoglycemia, diabetes, schizophrenia, epilepsy, chronic bronchitis, head injuries, impotence, malaria, bloody stools, night sweating, sores, cuts, and ringworm.  It promotes red blood cells, helps rid intestinal parasites, and is good for resistance to cold.

If oregano leaf is the king of herbs, as MH puts it, then jiaoteng certainly is the king of elixirs since there have been a few recorded cases of people who lived well into their hundreds.

Longevity cases:

1. Ho Shou-Wu:

A monk advised Mr. Ho to eat jiaoteng gathered from a mountain, which he then consumed regularly.

Soon after, he was able to father several children, his hair turned from gray to black, his vision improved and his body became more youthful.

He lived to age 130 although some say he was really 160, still with black hair.  Since then, the herb has been called Mr. Ho’s hair is black (shou = head; wu = black).

2. Li Ching-Yun:

It seems that Li Ching Yun consumed mostly a diet of wild plants and fruit.  On occasion he did eat fish and wild meat.  He was also a firm believer in the movement exercise called the Eight Brocades. In addition to practicing alchemy the herbs he consumed regularly were He Shou Wu, Ginseng, and Wu Wei Zi (Five Tastes Fruit) along with wolfberries (goji berries).  He ate the fruit raw and cooked the He Shou Wu with the Ginseng. In a New York Times article on May 6, 1933 the headline wrote: LI CHING-YUN DEAD; GAVE HIS AGE AS 197

My experience:

Living in these times is quite a challenge and even dangerous.  While this present generation has gotten the worst of it, it is important to have qualified help and seek solutions that alleviate all these physical and mental problems.  In my case, I have mostly ignored my body in favor of practicing meditation.

Recently, I had a tooth/gum problem that I had chosen to ignore for several years.  It seemed to be getting worse when I finally chose to examine it in detail and up close.  I had gotten to the stage where I either needed to do something or suffer the consequences.  Since I didn’t like the consequences, I chose to take action.  I began by taking some of MH’s herbal formulas that had plenty of minerals in them.  I figured I could add minerals to my body and hopefully see improvement.  After a week there were clearly no results that I could perceive. 

So, I looked around and noticed I had several 5 year-old bottles of Fo-ti root in liquid form.  For several days I had contemplated throwing them away.  First I wanted to check if it obeyed nature or not.

I went on line to research it.  Since it came from a plant I decided to try it out.  I took one dropper full and immediately within one hour I found my hair was revitalized and I actually felt good.  Amazingly, after three days taking the product about 80 percent of my gray hair is now gone. My hair seems to be coming in thicker and stronger too.  I immediately stopped taking all the other herbs in order to distinguish what the fo-ti root was doing to my insides.  I read that it creates red blood cells and increases circulation in the body.  It detoxifies the kidneys and liver and increases the yin jing.  While this may be true that wasn’t the real discovery.

After a few days of taking the herb, I placed it under my tongue and let it sit there for a few moments.  Soon, I could sense exactly where the energy was going – right to my thymus center.  I felt a little pain just below my collar bone and took that as a signal that my thymus was toxic and slightly damaged.  The key area that was being detoxified was the thymus gland.

UPDATE:

After two months of trying three different brands of fo-ti, it seems the only condition that lead to hair growth and a reversal of grey hair was the aged and partially used bottle that sat on my shelf untouched for over five years.  I wasn’t able to duplicate the same results with any other brand even though the root was reported to be aged eight years.  Then I found this quote by MH that may shed some light on the reason why this happened:

“Luckily properly handled herbs don’t spoil, “IF” herbs spoiled, I would have never gotten into collecting such things as a hobby….I LOVE THINGS THAT GET BETTER WITH AGE……and like most all education, we are lead to believe things get worse as we get older, but the opposite is the truth, we humans should get better with age…”

Light,
Neo

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