Natural Infection Control
It is time again for the World Health Organization and organized medicine to start scaring us again with both the bird flu and new forms of influenza. Whether these are real or just imagined threats conjured up to scare people there are many intensify infectious threats surfacing around the globe.
Some people believe that all prayers are answered. Jesus looked up to Heaven and thanked the Heavenly Father before He asked for the miracle of the loaves (Matthew 15:36). He did not pray though for the salvation of an evil system of governance or finance. We do have to be careful about what we pray for.
When faced with a crisis, many people turn to God to help guide them through it. There is nothing more worthwhile then praying to God to communicate and bond with him, or if you lean more to the feminine side, then there is the Goddess. Each religion and faith has their words and prayers and names for the highest forms of beings. The native Indians talk about "the above beings" and my most cherished one is Mary.
There is nothing spiritual or beautiful in judging another's religious beliefs, though many do just that. One of the reasons we are in the mess we are in as a civilization comes from the messes we make in religious and spiritual terms. Personally I think that the elite classes of ancient times got their dirty hands on religious works and did much to shape religions into forms that come in handy for population control and manipulation.
Though I am very much into Mary, the queen of heaven (who many Catholics embrace), I would not trust the Catholic Church today or even 1800 years ago when they first got together to decide about the Bible and the future direction of the Church. I have an essay I will publish next week entitled Lies, Sex, Priests, Popes and Psychiatrists,and it's not a pretty picture when even priests abuse our young.
There are so many mind fields it's a miracle when anyone gets beyond it all and can commune purely and soak themselves with the divine. While there is no magical way to move mountains or receive miracles, conversing with the highest ones can strengthen you and give you a better understanding of the divine will. Thy will be done is one of the highest wisdoms unlearned by man. It is a wisdom that is only attainable with a whole lot of prayer and meditation.
I am publishing these more spiritual writings in what will be a dramatic week for humanity. Yesterday I published about increasing seismic threats to our nuclear plants around the world. No doubt many are having their breaths taken away by the violent downdraft in financial markets and the threat of a great contraction that will end us up in a terrible depression.
Many people are suffering through and dying from violent storms as millions of others are threatened with thirst and starvation. Fire is burning people out of their homes and drought and floods are combining to devastate humanity's agricultural productivity. I could go on and on but the point here is our feelings and maintaining a positive sense of being.
Remember how Christ wept and prayed to something much bigger than himself? I am sure Moses felt the same when facing the burning bush, and the Moslems in Mecca certainly feel a great presence and power. If you too can feel these explosions in your heart, let love radiate out and pierce you through and through. Warmth will spread like an inner radiance, unfolding like petals, and silent tears will flow down your cheeks without reason.
Through holy moments of communication with our own pure consciousness, with the matrix of the universe or what I call "the Oneness of Being," we can experience a complete restoration of our original and vulnerable self. We can bathe ourselves in light and renew our faith and strength -- something we will need big time in the months and years ahead.
Life and Death
How we come into this life and how we leave it are important. Every time I publish something about birth there is a doctor who reminds me of how OB/GYN practitioners routinely compress women's sacrum by having the ladies give birth on their backs when they are not busy giving Cesarean sections. This clearly would close the birth canal by about 30 percent making it much harder for us to slip through. You never see on television a natural birth with the woman squatting and that shows you how much Hollywood bought into the medical industrial's paradigm.
As fetuses there's not much we can do to abort the terror doctors hold for us, but as adults we certainly are responsible for who and what we are. When faced with dire situations, we do have the choice of rising to the occasion by strengthening our relationship with the divine inside of us.
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About the author:
About the author:
Mark A. Sircus, Ac., OMD, is director of the International Medical Veritas Association (IMVA) http://www.imva.info/.
Dr. Sircus was trained in acupuncture and oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Sante Fe, N.M., and at the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla in Mexico, and was awarded the title of doctor of oriental medicine for his work. He was one of the first nationally certified acupuncturists in the United States. Dr. Sircus's IMVA is dedicated to unifying the various disciplines in medicine with the goal of creating a new dawn in healthcare.
He is particularly concerned about the effect vaccinations have on vulnerable infants and is identifying the common thread of many toxic agents that are dramatically threatening present and future generations of children. His book, The Terror of Pediatric Medicine, is a free e-book offered on his web site. Humane Pediatrics will be an e-book available early in 2011 and then quickly as possible put into print.
Dr. Sircus is a most prolific and courageous writer and one can read through hundreds of pages on his various web sites.
He has recently released a number of e-books including Winning the War Against Cancer, Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, Sodium Bicarbonate, Rich Man’s Poor Man’s Cancer Treatment, New Paradigms in Diabetic Care and Bringing Back the Universal Medicine: IODINE.
Dr. Sircus is a pioneer in the area of natural detoxification and chelation of toxic chemicals and heavy metals. He is also a champion of the medicinal value of minerals and seawater.
Transdermal Magnesium Therapy, his first published work, offers a stunning breakthrough in medicine, an entirely new way to supplement magnesium that naturally increases DHEA levels, brings cellular magnesium levels up quickly, relieves pain, brings down blood pressure and pushes cell physiology in a positive direction. Magnesium chloride delivered transdermally brings a quick release from a broad range of conditions. His second edition of Transdermal Magnesium Therapy will be out shortly. In addition he writes critically about the political and financial crises occurring around us.
The best foods to eat for type-2 diabetes
Getting diagnosed with type-2 diabetes can do a lot of things to your perspective: Your life, your priorities, your family and even your food. "What am I supposed to eat now?" is a common question after the initial prognosis. Fortunately, enjoying food may still be possible. Diabetes educator, Kathy Honick, of the Barnes Jewish Hospital at St. Louis suggest that patients newly diagnosed with diabetes ask a dietitian to learn what foods may now be available for them and what to avoid.
Type-2 diabetics: Why you want to watch your diet
A diet of sugary drinks and highly processed food is an abnormal dietary intake that causes the increasing and prolonging of blood glucose after eating. This condition forces the pancreas to produce more insulin, the key factor responsible for the diabetes affecting more or less 25.8 million Americans of all ages.
For the type-2 diabetic, the body no longer has enough insulin to keep blood glucose level normal. The body acquires an insulin resistance, thus preventing it from being able to use blood glucose for energy. When this occurs, sugar levels in the body shoot up causing hyperglycemia. Common symptoms include frequent urination, fatigue and hunger. This condition builds up over time and normally affects people who are overweight, although it has been also known to happen to people who are thin. It is also commonly found in the elderly.
An unmanaged diabetes condition can cause serious complications such as kidney problems, nerve damage, high blood pressure and heart attack. The skin can develop sores and infections especially at the feet, sometimes times leading to amputation.
The Glycemic Index
Blood glucose levels are affected by the kind food taken. Food having the greatest effect is carbohydrates because they are processed into glucose from the intestine and into the blood. All carbohydrates, however, are not equally created. Some can be digested at different levels and produce varying effects in raising the glucose level after a meal.
This effect has been quantified by the Glycemic Index. According to the University of Sydney website, food with high GI are those rapidly digested and absorbed resulting to a marked fluctuation in blood sugar levels. The foods with low GI, on the other hand, are slowly digested and absorbed, producing a slow and gradual rise in blood sugar and insulin levels. Studies have shown that a low GI diet improves both glucose and lipid profiles in people with diabetes since the diet also reduces insulin levels and insulin resistance. It also has the added benefit of weight control since it helps control appetite and delays hunger.
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1999 recommended to people of industrialized countries to base their diets on low GI food to prevent the diseases of affluence like diabetes, obesity and coronary disease.
Best foods for type-2 diabetics
People diagnosed with diabetes, according to the American Diabetes Association, should take steps to control their blood sugar. However, this does not mean that their diet is vastly different from the general population. The main emphasis is losing weight and eating right. Below are some foods that can help in weight management and the prevention dangerous spikes in blood glucose:
1. Choose complex carbohydrates over simple carbohydrates - Keeping sugar levels stable is a top priority for diabetics. That is why complex carbohydrates are a better source of energy compared to simple carbohydrates that produce spikes in the bloodstream and cause serious problems. Try to avoid sweet drinks, cakes, candies or at the very least try to take them in very small quantities. Instead, choose complex carbohydrates like whole wheat, brown rice, beans, oats, quinoa and whole wheat pasta as they are slowly digested and absorbed into the blood, thus producing a gradual and consistent sugar level instead of unpredictable spikes.
2. Increase the amount of fiber you eat - Fiber is a type of carbohydrate; however, it is not broken down by the body and does not contribute any calories. Fiber has two kinds: soluble and insoluble. Insoluble fiber keeps the digestive tract working (i.e. whole wheat bran) while soluble fiber can lower cholesterol. The New England Journal of Medicine featured a study where diabetics more or less consumed 50 grams of soluble fiber daily. The study indicated that those who had more fiber were able to control their blood glucose much better than those who didn't. An example of this type of fiber is oatmeal. Moreover, fiber adds bulk to what you eat, helping you manage your appetite and keeps those calories in check. Fruits and vegetables are a good source of this nutrient.
3. Don't forget your proteins - proteins play a role in weight control. A study conducted in Sweden revealed that increasing protein intake can reduce weight faster than limiting carbohydrate consumption, moreover, protein rich meals tend to make people more alert than sugar or carbohydrate rich meals.
4. Use herbs and spices to flavor you dishes - Using natural products instead of food additives to flavor food is a great way to increase the medicinal value of your diet. The Journal of Nutrition and Food Science featured a study where it was revealed that the phytochemicals in common household spices can actually improve insulin activity, presenting a more natural way in treating and preventing type-2 diabetes. Examples of these common household spices are cinnamon, garlic, basil and oregano. These spices have also been found to lower blood pressure, increase platelet aggregation and protect blood vessels, greatly reducing cardiovascular disease associated with type-2 diabetes.
There is no predetermined standard diet for diabetes. The methods of controlling blood sugar are different for each person. Hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia are main concerns for patients receiving insulin and clearly there are a lot of factors to consider. Having a thorough understanding of your specific diabetes condition in consultation with your Naturopathic Doctor can go a long way in managing the onset of the symptoms of diabetes.