Mineral Therapy for Radiation Protection

Since the subject of the nuclear fallout from the earthquake in Japan is going to be on top of the list for health-conscious people and health professionals for an indefinite period of time, I think it is important to spread the message of the importance of minerals in protecting us all from radiation, as well as general heavy metal toxicity of the environment we now live in. It is no secret that the economic progress has led to alarming rises in the number, as well as levels, of heavy metals in the air we breath in, the food we eat, the water we drink.

Under normal, healthy environment with nutritionally abundant uncontaminated soil and clean air and water, the body would receive all the nutrients it needs and perform all the cleaning and detoxification procedures efficiently, without the need for any interference from our part.

However, we do not live in an ideal environment, and unfortunately things are not getting any better. Which means that our body needs help – in the form of mineral supplementation in order to ensure detoxification from heavy metals.

Minerals play a vital role not only in detoxification of the body from heavy metals, but also help protect all tissues from further radioactive damage. Popular thinking is that radiation protection mostly involves using iodine, so iodine supplements have been taken in large numbers recently, by those who need it and those who don’t, while supplementation in such vital minerals as magnesium and selenium is being often overlooked.

Magnesium supports all the body systems and detoxification processes. It provides the body with the energy it needs to ensure the elimination of toxins.

Magnesium is an integral part of glutathione – a detoxifying agent which protects the body from oxidative damage. It binds toxins into soluble substances excreting them with urine through the kidneys. When magnesium is deficient, the body cannot produce sufficient glutathione, leading to cellular damage from free radicals, which leaves them exposed to further radioactive damage. Liver, kidneys, the heart, the lungs, as well as other organs of the body all have glutathione, and with magnesium deficiency all of these vital organs are exposed to radiation.

Magnesium plays a vital role in detoxification of the body from such toxins as mercury, cadmium, lead, aluminium.

The best way to supplement magnesium in the home environment is through the skin. Magnesium chloride is the most easily absorbed form of magnesium. So I can suggest using magnesium massage, magnesium spray, magnesium bath, foot bath, magnesium wrap, and any form of magnesium application you can think of.

Selenium is a trace element which protects body cells from oxidative damage. According to scientific research, “low serum Se levels have been reported in pediatric and adult patients with cancers. On the other hand, hair Se levels, predicting the long-term body Se status, have been reported in only adult patients with cancer.” Ozgen, Ilker Tolga MD et al.
Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology: August 2007 – Volume 29 – Issue 8 – pp 519-522

Another study concluded that “metal binding is a primary mechanism of selenium antioxidant activity, and both the chemical functionality of the selenium compound and the metal ion generating damaging hydroxyl radical significantly affect selenium antioxidant behavior.”
Erin E. Battin, Matthew T. Zimmerman, Ria R. Ramoutar, Carolyn E. Quarles and Julia L. Brumaghim Preventing metal-mediated oxidative DNA damage with selenium compounds

Powdered zeolite clinoptilolite and bentonite or green montmorillonite clay are invaluable in providing detoxification both through the skin, and when taken orally.

Both clays and zeolite are irreplaceable in detoxification processes because they are highly sorbent, as well as chemically active. Their chemical activity is due to freely available cations within their structures which when clays and zeolite are hydrated can exchange these cations for heavy metals. This property has been known for decades, and is being used in industrial applications agriculture – for example, in water purification, soil and feed additive. However, the cation exchange capacity of zeolite still have a potential for much wider range of applications, and its ability to remove heavy metals out of the body is still not used on a wide scale.

Zeolite clinoptilolite and clays have proved their wonderful anti-radioactive properties many times over. They are used by the military (including the British forces which are at risk of radioactive contamination). They are stocked near most nuclear sites and plants. If it was not for clays and zeolite, the Chernobyl disaster would have had much more devastating effects. Thousands of tonnes of clays and zeolite were used to cover up the site and the reactor. People were given zeolite-based galettes to help decontaminate them from the heavy metals. The problem is – they were given too late, when many people had already received a lethal dose of radiation.

However, they can certainly help those of us who are exposed to moderate doses of radiation. Clays trap heavy metals between their platelets, thanks to a slight negative charge which is created between the platelets when clays are hydrated. The negative charge attracts positively charged ions of heavy metals. However, the holding power of clays is weaker than that of zeolite, since the platelets are freely movable, and the particles between the clays can still escape given the right conditions.

Zeolites have a stronger ‘holding power’. This is due to their cage-like structure which is interspersed with multiple channels of a very small diameter. Inside those channels zeolite has freely available cations of sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, etc – the cations which are normally required by the body in large quantities. These ‘safe’ cations are exchanged for heavy metals in the process of cation exchange. Apart from detoxification, the process of cation exchange also provides minerals which the body requires for everyday functioning.

I have been asked about liquid zeolite and whether it is as effective as powdered zeolite. I cannot answer this question, since I have no first-hand evidence whether liquid zeolite works, but in my opinion, since zeolite works thanks to its cage-like structure and cation exchange mechanism, I am not quite sure how the structure cannot be broken during its liquidation. Having read all the information in this respect, I am still to be convinced on the subject. However, these are my own doubts, and if liquid zeolite helps you, then good luck with it.

==================================================

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MAGNESIUM OIL – MAKE YOUR OWN

I am often asked a question: “How can I make my own magnesium oil? What would be the ratio of water to the flakes?”

Here is what my supplier who is a scientist says:

“The flakes are 47% magnesium chloride, and about 50.5% water. A 33%
solution means that there will be 33% magnesium chloride.

So, 100 grams of flakes (which contain 50.5 grams of water) will need an
extra 42 grams of water
. (1g of water equals 1ml of water)

The 47 grams of magnesium chloride will then be dissolved in 142 grams of
solution, giving the 33% strength that is required.

This can be scaled up to a convenient batch size – every kilogram of flakes
will require 420 grams of water to be added.”

Dry and sensitive skin types may react to such a highly concentrated solution, by getting dry and irritated. If this is the case, magnesium oil can be diluted with water even further, to make a solution suitable for the skin type.

Good luck with it!

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MAGNESIUM FOR GIRLS & WOMEN – ADOLESCENCE & PREGNANCY

Magnesium plays a very important role in a woman’s body. Every stage of a woman’s life is linked to high requirements of magnesium. Childhood, adolescence, pregnancy, the menopause, and the age of maturity – all of these create their own challenges and requirements.

Throughout the woman’s reproductive life, the body undergoes constant hormonal changes. Ovulation, menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, the menopause – all of these put a lot of strain on a woman’s body. Hormone production requires a lot of magnesium, and the woman’s physiology means higher requirements in it. Magnesium deficiencies lead to hormonal imbalances, which in turn result in disturbances of body processes in a woman’s body.

On the other hand, hormonal changes lead to changes in magnesium levels. Oestrogen and progesteron rises during ovulation and menstruation lead to higher demands on magnesium, which decreases its levels in the body. A study of 19 women suffering from PMS has concluded that magnesium level decrease in women-sufferers as opposed to non-sufferers. (Biological Psychiatry Volume 35, Issue 8, 15 April 1994, Pages 557-561).

We have all heard of women craving chocolate just before the period is due. Dark chocolate is abundant with magnesium, and the body instinctively chooses the food containing it. It has been said to help with cramps and moodiness associated with PMS. Magnesium is a natural relaxant, so is irreplaceable in relaxing muscles and relieving menstrual cramps, which have been researched to be linked to magnesium deficiency.

Pregnancy puts an enormous strain on the woman’s body, with extra requirements of minerals not only for the mother, but the developing child. Magnesium deficiency in pregnancy may lead to a very dangerous condition called pre-eclampsia which may lead to eclampsia – both conditions are associated with hypertension (high blood pressure).

Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salt) has been used in the treatment of women with pre-eclampsia for many decades. In hospitals it is administered intravenously. However, many pregnant women use it transdermally, by taking Epsom Salt baths on a regular basis.

Transdermal application of magnesium means that the body regulates magnesium intake and will absorb the amount naturally required. Of course, it does not mean that a woman with any serious condition should resort to
self-treatment. Magnesium baths are a preventative measure, and should not be used by women or natural health practitioners as a treatment.

Magnesium entering the woman’s body invariably benefits the child. It has been suggested that prenatal magnesium administration may reduce the risk of cerebral palsy for very low birthweight babies.(Nelson K. Magnesium sulfate and risk of cerebral palsy in very low-birth-weight infants. JAMA. 1996;276:1843–1844).

However, where magnesium is administered to a pregnant woman intravenously, it can also cause hypermagnesemia in babies with such symptoms as flaccidity, hyporeflexia, and respiratory depression. (Lipsitz PJ. The clinical and biochemical effects of excess magnesium in the newborn. Pediatrics. 1971;47:501–509). This has not been said about transdermal magnesium applications where magnesium enters the body naturally.

A scientific study has shown that dietary magnesium deficiency in rats have resulted in failure to lactate and impaired growth and development in their offspring. (http://jn.nutrition.org/content/113/12/2421.full.pdf).

This shows that magnesium is a crucial element required at various stages in a woman’s life, especially the ones which are associated with her reproductive function.

I will write separately about magnesium requirements for women approaching and going through menopause.

The best way to use Epsom salt is by having a bath with it. Use 500g of it per bath, 2-3 times a week, for a profound therapeutic effect. Even though it is unlikely that it could do anything but good, please do consult the doctor for advice on whether you have no condition which would contra-indicate such a bath.

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

DIABETES – HOW CAN MAGNESIUM HELP?

Magnesium plays vital role in carbohydrate metabolism. Low magnesium levels are recognised by medical practitioners both as a marker for diabetes and a reason for it. Low magnesium levels lead to insulin resistance of body cells, and a decrease in the production of insulin. This happens because both processes require magnesium.

Body cell membranes open up to allow the influx of glucose, with the help of insulin. When the cell insulin receptors stop reacting to insulin, membranes fail to open, glucose cannot enter the cell, so staying in the blood. As a result, insulin resistance develops which leads to elevation of glucose and insulin levels in the blood. This leads to tissue damage which results in a dramatic reduction of magnesium level in the body, and this in turn leads to an increased risk of cholesterol build-up, heart disease, and an onset of diabetes. However, when magnesium level in the body rises, insulin sensitivity of body cells increases, and glucose level in the blood normalises. This is one of the reasons why magnesium supplementation is so important in people with type 2 diabetes.

Another important feature of magnesium is that it is used by the isles of Langerhans to produce insulin. Where magnesium is deficient, insulin production is insufficient. And on the other hand, with adequate magnesium supplementation insulin production normalises.

Some of the reasons for magnesium deficiency include heavy metal toxicity. Lead, mercury, cadmium, aluminium destroy the beta cells which produce insulin in the process of auto-immune reaction. These heavy metals bond with the cells in the pancreas triggering an auto-immune reaction and destruction of the beta-cells which produce insulin.

Junk foods which have taken over the globe, has a lot to answer for. Not only it contains a huge amount of sugar and fat, but also a large number of chemicals which are used by the food industry. These toxic substances rob the body of vital minerals, with magnesium to be the main one to suffer.

Pesticides, growth hormones, poisons in plastic packaging, cosmetics, medicines, alcohol, drugs, chemotherapy, vaccines – these are some other factors which bind with magnesium in the body and virtually suck us dry of this mineral of life, thus undermining our immunity and making us sick.

Diabetes sufferers have a higher requirement in magnesium than a healthy person. For this reason it is hard to over-estimate how important it is for a person with diabetes to ensure that their magnesium levels are topped up regularly.

There are various ways to top up magnesium levels.

Oral supplementation is probably the first one most of us will think of when we talk about topping up our level of magnesium in the body. However, not all of us can absorb oral magnesium efficiently, especially if the digestive system is clogged up with impurities, or is not very efficient – which is true of the majority of the world population over the age of 30. Even when it is healthy, much of magnesium we take orally passes through the body unabsorbed, and if we take too much then even less of it will be absorbed, since it is a laxative.

This makes transdermal magnesium supplementation a much more suitable and attractive option for most people. Transdermally, magnesium gets into the cells – where it is most needed – much more quickly than it does when taken by mouth.

The most popular ways to supplement magnesium transdermally is by taking a bath, using magnesium spray, or in a massage. Body spray and massage are most economical ways to do it. Just spray or massage the body with magnesium oil once a day after a bath or a shower. Leave it on for 1 hour, or even overnight if you can, and you should feel the relaxing and tension relieving effects of magnesium very soon.

Transdermally, magnesium can also be administered in baths, foot baths and compresses. For a bath I suggest using magnesium flakes as the more economical way to achieve the best concentration. Use about 500g -1kg of magnesium chloride flake in a bath, and 250g – 500g in a foot bath. Such procedures are most beneficial before bed time, since deep relaxation resulting from and increase of magnesium in the body will certainly promote sleep.

ALTERNATIVES TO MAGNESIUM OIL & FLAKE

Although Magnesium Chloride is deemed by experts to be the easiest absorbed form of magnesium, there are other well-known sources of magnesium – Epsom Salt and Dead Sea salt. Epsom salt contains magnesium bound by sulphur, which is more suitable for some purposes where sulphur compounds are important – e.g. in liver detox and in treating children with Asperger’s syndrome.

=============================================

FAR-INFRARED MAGNESIUM WRAP – POWERFUL WAY TO OPTIMISE MAGNESIUM LEVELS TRANSDERMALLY

This is an amazingly relaxing and therapeutic treatment which I have developed recently. It is aimed at those who are desperately deficient in magnesium and need quick supplementation. The treatment uses far-infrared heat to open up pores and boost circulation not only in the skin, but in deeper body structures. With the pores open and blood flow increased, magnesium stands a better chance to be absorbed quickly and in large quantities.

The treatment is preceded by a massage to stimulate circulation and soften up the tissues. The infrared heat helps open up the cell membranes, which contributes towards magnesium absorption.

Apart from being very therapeutic, the treatment is thoroughly relaxing, thanks to the effects of magnesium and the infrared heat. It promotes detoxification on the cellular level, helps to relieve aches, pains, muscle spasms, arthritis, sleep problems, fatigue, boost immunity, promote relaxation, help relieve water retention and is a really great start to a weight loss programme. People generally lose a lot of water during the treatment which has an added physical effect of feeling lighter afterwards.

One of my customers described the way she felt during the treatment as “wrapped in a soft cocoon”, and another said that it felt “like being in a mother’s womb waiting to be born”.

 

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

METABOLIC SYNDROME & MAGNESIUM

Metabolic Syndrome & Magnesium

Metabolic Syndrome & Magnesium

Metabolic syndrome” is a name for a combination of risk factors which occur together and increase the risk of diabetes mellitus, coronary heart disease, hypertension & stroke. The term first appeared in 1950s to describe a number of symptoms connected with diabetes. Metabolic syndrome is becoming more and more common worldwide, as obesity rate is increasing not only in the Western world, but also in Asia, Africa & South America.

The main reasons for metabolic syndrome are  ever expanding waistlines  through over-eating, diet loaded with sugar and fatty foods, and sedentary lifestyle. Other factors include genetic predisposition, hormonal changes associated with ageing, and high levels of stress. Researchers in Taiwan have recently found that elderly people who were deficient in magnesium and whose intake of dietary magnesium was low, also had metabolic syndrome.

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SURVIVING NUCLEAR TOXICITY, by Dr Mark Sircus

I have just received a newsletter from Dr Mark Sircus on one of the most important subjects of the day – how to survive the radioactive disaster which happened recently in Japan and the consequences of which have already been felt all over the globe. I am quoting the article here in full, since I believe it is so important that cutting it would mean omitting vital pieces of information.

“What does radiation do to us? It burns the cells, kind of like burning down a house. It is well known that radiation burns our cells by creating too much free radical damage. Now of course this is like talking Greek to medical officials and professors because if they knew this they would be on the bullhorn telling the public what to do to minimize free radical damage.

This is important information because just about everyone in the northern hemisphere, within a short period of time, will have to live with a gentle radioactive mist all around them and their children. We always have been surrounded by radiation but increasingly so in recent decades because of all the nuclear tests and accidents and use of nuclear materials in warfare (God forbid they are using depleted uranium weapons in Libya) and, of course, the wireless revolution.

But now comes our worst nuclear nightmare, an out-of-control nuclear station belching out plutonium and other very nasty nuclear materials. Imagine it as a mist for that is what it is. If you can conceive of Geiger counters around the world picking this up you know it’s raining nuclear particles just about everywhere. Within the space of only two weeks radiation is being reported in a huge area.

Okay, it’s only a light nuclear rain so far but who wants to go out even in a mild nuclear rain without a nuclear umbrella? But for those poor unfortunate souls who live and work within 50 miles of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, it’s a downpour, and perhaps ‘only’ a strong rain as far away as Tokyo. Now we understand why they tell people to stay indoors, the nuclear density (rain) in an area will only increase the longer the source continues to emit radioactive particles. Staying indoors only affords partial protection for the contamination seeps through in the air, water and food that we breathe and eventually eat and drink.

They can only say that this amount of initial radiation is safe because biological entities do have built in systems to handle very unsafe radioactive particles. Low levels of radiation speak about the quantity of nuclear materials, to their density, but not to the capacity of each nuclear particle to wreak havoc inside our cells by creating flurries of free radicals.

Free radicals are tremendously volatile molecules. When they are in the company of oxygen, they merge haphazardly with unsaturated fats to form peroxides. These peroxides cause grave, irreversible destruction to cells and the protective membrane linings that surround them. When escalating armies of free radicals overwhelm a person’s antioxidant defenses their health begins to burn down.

With the unfolding of the potential nuclear disaster in Japan, and the consequent potential for weather-carried radiation exposure in North America and the rest of the northern hemisphere, many people are asking what they can do to protect themselves from radiation damage. While most people are aware of the use of iodine supplementation to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine fallout, most of the actual damage from radiation is due to runaway oxidative stress and consequent DNA damage.

This oxidative damage is due to a combination of a high production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the radiation exposure while the radiation simultaneously causes a depression of the natural antioxidant systems (mostly the glutathione system and superoxide dismutase).

Surviving nuclear toxicity is similar to the process of surviving heavy metals and chemical toxicity though the medical situation is worsened dramatically when even super low doses of high energy radiation enters the body. No one wants to be caught with even one particle of plutonium lodged in their lungs for there is no treatment that can guarantee it can reverse, stop, or even diminish the damage.

If you were to eat some plutonium-contaminated food you might have a chance of increasing the odds it will come out the other end if you were to partake of a naturopathic intestinal cleaning process that uses clay or some ingenious formulas that maximize the effect.

Once in the tissues it’s another level of cellular warfare that goes on between the radioactive particle, heavy metal or nasty toxic chemical molecules and our tissues and cells. Once any of these toxic insults penetrates into the cells themselves there is an array of defenses waiting to defend and protect. Obviously our cells need defenses in depth, meaning it’s one thing to protect the cell membranes and cytoplasm from oxidative damage and another thing to protect the nucleus and the DNA that resides there.

Unfortunately the rain is going to be around for a while though it will drop into the soil, our water and find its way quickly into our food supply. The radioactive half-lives, the time it takes for any particular type of radiation to lose half of its intensity, are [1]:

* Uranium 238: 4.5 billion years
* Uranium 235: 710 million years
* Plutonium 239: 24,100 years
* Strontium 90: 30 years
* Caesium 134: two years
* Caesium 137: 30 years (Caesium can be absorbed in food and water or inhaled as dust. It is easily taken up by plants and animals.)
* Ruthenium 103: 39 days; Ruthenium 106, about a year
* Iodine 131: 8 days

This suit is not the answer to radiation exposure though of course such a suit would come in handy if you actually had to work in a heavily exposed area. For life to remain relatively pleasant here on planet earth, we and our corrupted medical officials must become familiar with the entire system in the body that protects us from oxidative damage.

There is an antioxidant system that acts at the cellular level to protect sensitive cellular targets right down to the nuclear DNA level. It is not just the very popular enzyme glutathione but an array of enzymes and detoxification systems that work together to save our cells of oxidative stress when attacked by radiation, heavy metals and toxic chemicals.

Dr. Chris Shade writes, “While glutathione (GSH) is now the darling of the antioxidant world, few people are realizing that it is the “glutathione system” that is important and that it includes many enzymes (e.g. glutathione peroxidase or GPx, glutathione reductase or GR, glutathione S-transferase or GST, etc.) and a toxin transport system (i.e. the Phase III transporters MRP1 and MRP2 that move glutathione-toxin conjugates out of the body) to really work. And then beyond that there are enzymes that link the glutathione system with vitamin C, vitamin E, lipoic acid, CoQ10, and thioredoxin, creating an interconnected network of antioxidant, detoxification, and repair activity.”

It is important to be clear that cellular antioxidants, detoxification/chemoprotection reactions and protein repair processes are all part of one integrated system and we need to support the whole system, not just one part of it to be really effective in dealing with radiation exposure.

Contemporary medicine recognizes few therapies for radiation injuries. Good supportive care, of course, is recommended—lots of fluids, infusions of blood-clotting platelets, and infection-fighting antibiotics is thought to be the key for acute radiation syndrome, an overall poisoning that can begin causing symptoms days to weeks after high exposure.

To guard against longer-term harm caused by low dosages, iodine can protect against future thyroid cancer by shielding the thyroid from only one type of fallout, radioactive iodine.

Medical physicist David Brenner, director of Columbia’s Center for Radiological Research, thinks that, “Before you can start to treat people, you need to know what radiation doses they got. If you take a guess and get it wrong, you might do more harm than good.” This is of course more allopathic hogwash. We do not have to wait and depend on medical testing when we know that we are being subjected to increasing levels of low-level radiation.

Cells in the bone marrow and GI tract are extremely vulnerable to radiation so they need to be protected. “They overreact to what should be reparable damage and commit cellular suicide,” says Dr. Andrei Gudkov of the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. So we must create detoxification pathways that will allow the body to remove radioactive particles as quickly as possible.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says internal exposure to plutonium “is an extremely serious health hazard” as it stays in the body for decades, exposing organs and tissue to radiation and increasing the risk of cancer. Increasing the risk of cancer does not quite cover the seriousness of plutonium contamination. It is simply death squared.

So we have to come to a whole new understanding of all this in order to come to grips with what we have to do in the face of rising radiation levels coming from a nuclear plant that was under-designed to withstand the predictable tidal wave that came following an earthquake. Human ignorance coupled with arrogance ruled once again to create a nuclear disaster of immeasurable proportions, since we have no assurances that they will ever bring this nuclear site under control.

Fortunately for the average person learning exactly what to do is reasonably easy and even easier to put into action. Anyone can learn how to set up a nuclear field hospital in their home and start treating themselves and their loved ones effectively while doctors and their superiors sit it out helplessly with their own families.

The officials and established institutions of the world would rather go down with the ship than to admit their ignorance and refusal to learn anything new. Sorry for them, but we cannot wait for them to finally take the necessary steps to become aware. We live in a dangerous world of innumerous chemical types of toxins and incredible exposure to heavy metals, especially mercury, and now to increasing radiation.

To get a bird’s eye view of the hurricanes of toxicity we face on the parts per billion and million level it is helpful to know that air pollution in major cities is seen as being just as dangerous to health as the radiation exposure suffered by survivors of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster. A 2007 study suggests high levels of urban air pollution cut short life expectancy more than the radiation exposure of emergency workers who were sent into the 19-mile exclusion zone around Chernobyl straight after the accident.

This means we do not have to be given any special permission to start treating ourselves, especially if we live in an urban center. In the world that is quickly arriving, only the intelligent and adaptable will survive. The ignorant and the stubborn and the human ostriches with their heads in the sand will perish and there is nothing we can do about that just like there is almost nothing they will be able to do to bring this nuclear nightmare under control.

Survival Medicine for the 21st Century, which I published four years ago, is in part a textbook in toxicology of low-level chronic exposure. There is so much necessary information to incorporate to get a full medical picture of the situation that we all jointly face. I intend to pull from this compendium of mine all the pertinent information and put it out in this urgent book Radiation Toxicity Syndrome that zooms in on the rising radioactive threat to our heath. We will put Radiation Toxicity Syndrome out at a greatly reduced price to facilitate wide distribution.

Four years ago Dr. Garry Gordon was talking about the existing situation about toxic metals and many of the common chemical exposures. “There’s no place to escape. Every leaf, every blade of grass is now provably coated with particulate matter, which comes from the burning of things like coal, and is carried on the air. So, the oceans are loaded with mercury. There’s nothing you can eat that doesn’t have these things.”

Special Note: Just about everyone who is writing about protocols for radiation toxicity is forgetting about the importance of magnesium salts. Magnesium is a crucial factor in the natural self-cleansing and detoxification responses of the body. It stimulates the sodium potassium pump on the cell wall and this initiates the cleansing process in part because the sodium-potassium-ATPase pump regulates intracellular and extracellular potassium levels. Cell membranes contain a sodium/potassium ATPase, a protein that uses the energy of ATP to pump sodium ions out of the cell, and potassium ions into the cell. The pump works all of the time, like a bilge pump in a leaky boat, pumping K+ and Na+ in and out, respectively. This is of course just the tip of the iceberg and I will write a full explanation and instructions for use in the next few days. Meanwhile load up on magnesium oil, magnesium bath flakes, Dead Sea salt and Epsom Salts“.

Dr. Mark Allan Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P)
http://publications.imva.info

============================================

ZEOLITE, CLAYS & HEAVY METAL DETOX

I would like to add to the article that zeolite clinoptilolite powder (not liquid zeolite) was used with great results in the Chernobyl disaster – both given to people in specially made galettes, as well as in the powder form, mixed with water. Zeolite and clays are not only wonderful sorbents, but bind heavy metals through the cation exchange mechanism which is one of their main properties making these substances so important in heavy metal detoxification. They work both through the skin (in a bath, foot bath, compress, or wrap for example), and even better when taken internally, since as Dr Sircus mentions, the gastro-intestinal tract is one of the first victims of radioactive damage to the body.

Galina St George, author of the blog
==================================================

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

MAGNESIUM, CLAY, ZEOLITE, DIATOMITE & RADIOACTIVE FALLOUT

With the events in Japan developing in the most alarming way, we really have to look for all possible ways to keep ourselves as free as we possibly can from the effects of the radioactive fallout which has already been spread around the globe, having reached the United States, Canada and Europe.

Unfortunately, as much as we would want it to happen, it is not going away, and we are going to live with the consequences of this new disaster for many decades, with parts of Japan most probably been made uninhabitable for hundreds of years to come.

Being a level-headed person by nature, I am not the one who likes to spread panic. Like everyone else, I would very much like to wake up one morning and realise that it is all just a nightmare, and all is well, and people are happy and healthy. However, my wish is not to come true this time…. With my family living just 900 miles away from Japan, I worry about their safety day and night. I have asked them to stock up on stable iodine and start taking it before it is too late.

I would suggest it to everyone – make sure that you have sources of iodine in your home, like kelp or organic dried seaweed, and start taking them on a regular basis. Make sure that you do not suffer from hyperactive thyroid which would mean that your iodine levels are too high. Dr Mark Sircus highly recommends nascent iodine, so stock up on the product.

I would also suggest that we all support our immune system with live sources of vitamins and minerals – such as chlorella and spirulina. These superfoods bind free radicals in the body and provide us with the full range of vitamins and minerals that nature can offer.

Magnesium supports all the body systems and detoxification processes. It provides the body with the energy it needs to ensure the elimination of toxins. The best way to supplement magnesium in the home environment is through the skin. Magnesium chloride is the most easily absorbed form of magnesium. So I can suggest using magnesium massage, magnesium spray, magnesium bath, foot bath, magnesium wrap, and any form of magnesium application you can think of.

Powdered zeolite and clay are invaluable substances providing detoxification both through the skin, and when taken orally. However, since the EU regulations have not yet progressed to accept clays and zeolite clinoptilolite as safe for human consumption, I cannot give direct recommendations regarding its intake. I can only say that I drink clay and zeolite myself – 1 heaped tsp, twice a day, about 1 hour before meals.

Both clays and zeolite are so irreplaceable in detoxification processes because they are highly sorbent, as well as chemically active. The chemical activity is due to freely available cations within their structures which when clays and zeolite are hydrated can exchange these cations for heavy metals. This property has been known for decades, but has not been utilised on the human scale properly yet. Well, not in Europe anyway.

Zeolites and clays have proved their wonderful anti-radioactive properties many times over. They are used by the military (including the British forces which are at risk of radioactive contamination). They are stocked near most nuclear sites and plants. If it was not for clays and zeolite, the Chernobyl disaster would have had much more devastating effects. Thousands of tonnes of clays and zeolite were used to cover up the site and the reactor. People were given zeolite-based galettes to help decontaminate them from the heavy metals. The problem is – they were given too late, when many people had already received a lethal dose of radiation.

However, they can certainly help those of us who are exposed to moderate doses of radiation. Clays trap heavy metals between their platelets, thanks to a slight negative charge which is created between the platelets when clays are hydrated. The negative charge attracts positively charged ions of heavy metals. However, the holding power of clays is weaker than that of zeolite, since the platelets are freely movable, and the particles between the clays can still escape given the right conditions.

Zeolites have a stronger ‘holding power’. This is due to their cage-like structure which is interspersed with multiple channels of a very small diameter. Inside those channels zeolite (I am talking about clinoptilolite here, since there are many other types of zeolite which are not suitable for living organisms) has freely available cations of sodium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, etc – the cations which are normally required by the body in large quantities. These ‘safe’ cations are exchanged for heavy metals in the process of cation exchange. Apart from detoxification, the process of cation exchange also provides minerals which the body requires for everyday functioning.

A lot more can be said about zeolite and how it works, and I will be writing about it in my book. In the meantime, please feel free to ask questions.

I have been asked about liquid zeolite and whether it is as effective as powdered zeolite. I cannot answer this question, since I have no first-hand evidence whether liquid zeolite works, but in my opinion, since zeolite works thanks to its cage-like structure and cation exchange mechanism, I am not quite sure how the structure cannot be broken during its liquidation. Having read all the information in this respect, I am still to be convinced on the subject. However, these are my own doubts, and if liquid zeolite helps you, then good luck with it.
==================================================

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

 

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

10 Natural Antidepressants to Boost Your Spirits. Role of Magnesium in Preventing & Treating Depression

DepressionWhile the large majority of people can adjust to the seasonal changes thanks to the body’s adaptive mechanisms, and just go with it naturally, there is no secret that some dread the onset of yet another period of longer nights and shorter days, little sunshine and cold temperatures. For most it is the lack of sunshine that leads to the slump in energy levels and low spirits.

I found a good article about various natural ways of dealing with winter blues. These strategies are not new, but perhaps forgotten by some. I am particularly interested in the role of vitamin D3 in dealing with depression. And of course we should not forget that MAGNESIUM plays a crucial role in the release and uptake of serotonin by brain cells.

==============================================

10 Natural Antidepressants to Boost Your Spirits

By Shannon Bnidler & Margalit Ward

“What do you do when you’re feeling blue? We all want to be happier, yet as a society depression is on the rise. As life coaches we believe each person has unique solutions to their problems. While antidepressants are the answer for some with clinical depression, others may seek natural methods in addition to or as an alternative to taking medication. While there is no cure-all for depression, there is research supporting several natural options that may help boost our minds as well as our spirits.

1. Get your hands in the dirt. Gardening has long been known for its meditative, relaxing, and grounding effects. Medical News Today reports that UK scientists have discovered friendly bacteria in soil that reportedly affects the brain in a way similar to antidepressants by increasing the release of serotonin. A great, easy to follow gardening guide is RHS Gardening Month by Month, by Ian Spence.

2. Meditate. Many of us have all heard that meditation reduces stress. Scientists are now beginning to uncover evidence that meditation has a tangible effect on the brain. Professor Mark Williams, from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford conducted a trial study reported by the BBC News, indicates that meditation reduces the likelihood of depression by over 50%. “It suggests to people that they begin to see all their thoughts as just thoughts, whether they are positive, negative or neutral.” Get Self Centered offers meditation workshops and retreats across the US. Or, learn to practice from home with Jack Kornfield’s downloadable audiobook, Meditation for Beginners.

3. Burn Incense. Incense has long been used in religious rituals and hippy living rooms across the globe to create a peaceful environment. In a new study (that can be found at The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Journal an international team of scientists have discovered how burning frankincense (resin from the Boswellia plant) activates poorly understood ion channels in the brain that alleviate depression. Floracopeia provides high quality, organic frankincense available as incense and essential oil.

4. Ingest a yellow flower. St. John’s Wort is a wild yellow flower that has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. There is some scientific evidence that St. John’s Wort is helpful in treating mild to moderate depression. Two large studies, one sponsored by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), showed that the herb may be helpful for treating mild depression, however it may not be effective for treating major depression…

5. Eat Sushi. Research has shown that fatty fish oil can actually improve wellbeing. People suffering from depression have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the blood. One study (Nemets & Belmaker – American Journal of Psychiatry) showed that the lower the level of EPA, the more severe the clinical depression. In addition, fish oil supplementation reduced suicidal tendencies and improved the well being when 40 people were given fish oil or placebo for 12 weeks (Hallahan, Hibbeln, Davis – British Journal of Psychiatry). Fish oil can be found in raw and cooked fish and can also be taken as a dietary supplement. Zebra Organics is a great source for high quality, organic fish oil supplements.

6. Move your body. Talk a walk, ride a bike, hit the gym, or go dancing. Science indicates that people who regularly exercise benefit from positive boosts in mood and reduce the risk of depression. When you exercise, the body naturally releases chemicals called endorphins that trigger positive feelings in the body and mind.

7. Use natural sweeteners such as Agave Nectar or Maple Syrup. Some studies have linked the use of refined sugar to depression. Author William Dufty creates a strong argument for avoiding sugar in his book Sugar Blues. Another interesting book on the subject is Sugar Shock, by Connie Bennett with Stephen Sinatra, M.D. Natural sweeteners such as Agave (a sweet cactus nectar) and maple syrup (a sweetener made from the sap of maple trees) can be used as natural alternatives to refined sugar.

8. Get in the sunshine. Vitamin D has been shown to increase levels of serotonin in the brain. Researchers from the University of Toronto noticed that people who were suffering from depression, particularly those with seasonal affective disorder, tended to improve as their levels of vitamin D in the body increased over the normal course of a year. The recommendation is to allow yourself limited, unprotected sun exposure in the early morning and late afternoon (no more than 15 minutes for light-skinned individuals, 40 minutes for darker skin)…

9. Have a good laugh. Have you ever noticed the physical response you sometimes have after a good laugh? Studies show that laughter fights the onset of depression by reducing stress hormones. The positive results of laughter may encourage people to relax and release the stress that often causes depression. Reading the comics, watching your favorite sitcom, or listening to a comedian may actually be a prescription for happiness.

10. Use depression to make you stronger. Can depression actually make you healthier? A recent article from the BBC News features Dr Paul Keedwell, an expert on mood disorders at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London. Keedwell says that depression is not a human defect at all, but a defense mechanism that in its mild and moderate forms can force a healthy reassessment of personal circumstances. “Don’t beat yourself up about being depressed, in most cases it will run its course provided you take yourself out of the situation that caused it.” Depression can actually serve a purpose, deepening and enriching the human experience. By overcoming challenging times in our lives, we can actually become stronger evolutionarily speaking.

Simply recognizing we are feeling depressed can be the first step towards changing it. We all experience difficult stages in our lives and while we recommend seeing a professional to help alleviate clinical depression, we also have found that little changes in our diet and lifestyle can go a long way. So the next time the blues get you down, you can try lighting up some frankincense, ordering a fish taco, and chowing it down in the sunshine. Hey, worth a try. ”
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/shannon-bindler/10-natural-antidepressant_b_232506.html
==============================================

ROLE OF MAGNESIUM IN PREVENTING AND TREATING DEPRESSION

I would like to add to this article that MAGNESIUM plays a crucial role in the release and uptake of serotonin by the brain cells. When there is sufficient magnesium in the body we produce enough serotonin and are in balance. When magnesium levels are depleted, which is especially the case in winter months, since so much of it is needed for various body processes, serotonin levels fall, and we all experience the effect of it to a certain degree.

 

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lack of sleep a ‘ticking time bomb’ for health

Lack of sleep is a ticking tme bomb for health.Not enough sleep increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious health problems, say UK researchers.

Burning the candle at both ends increases your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart disease and dying prematurely, new research suggests.

“If you sleep less than six hours per night and have disturbed sleep you stand a 48 per cent greater chance of developing or dying from heart disease and a 15 per cent greater chance of developing or dying of a stroke,” said Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick Medical School.

He also warned: “The trend for late nights and early mornings is actually a ticking time bomb for our health so you need to act now to reduce your risk of developing these life-threatening conditions.”

The professor and co-author Dr Michelle Miller followed up evidence carried out over seven to 25 years from more than 470,000 people from eight countries including Japan, USA, Sweden and the UK.

Dr Miller said that chronic lack of sleep leads to the production of hormones and chemicals in the body which increase the risk of developing serious health problems such as high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity and diabetes, as well as heart disease and stroke.

Professor Cappuccio also added: “There is an expectation in today’s society to fit more into our lives. The whole work/life balance struggle is causing too many of us to trade in precious sleeping time to ensure we complete all the jobs we believe are expected of us.

“But in doing so, we are significantly increasing the risk of suffering a stroke or developing cardiovascular disease resulting in, for example, heart attacks.”

However, he also warned of the dangers of going too far the other way, as sleeping for too long – more than nine hours at a stretch – can be an indicator of illness, including cardiovascular disease.

He advised: “By ensuring you have about seven hours sleep a night, you are protecting your future health, and reducing the risk of developing chronic illnesses. The link is clear from our research: get the sleep you need to stay healthy and live longer.”

The report findings are published in the European Heart Journal
http://uk.health.lifestyle.yahoo.net/Lack-of-sleep-a-ticking-time-bomb-for-health.htm

Tackle lack of sleep/ insomnia, reduce the risk of strokes and heart disease with magnesium baths. Use 500g of MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE FLAKE per bath. Mix in warm water. Duration – 30-40 minutes.

 

==================================================

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Magnesium The Ultimate Heart Medicine – ebook

I would like to let the readers of the blog know that Dr Mark Sircus has published a book on the role of magnesium in supporting a healthy heart. Dr Sircus has been researching and writing on the subject of magnesium for health for many years. Considering that deaths from the heart disease are topping the world charts, this book is a must for anyone serious about the heath of their heart. I quote Dr Sircus’s introduction into the book:

“This book is a paradigm breaker in the field of cardiology. Magnesium – The Ultimate Heart Medicine offers a substantial breakthrough in cardiac medicine that could positively impact the lives of thousands if not millions of people and their families. Magnesium is the breakthrough. So is the approach that looks at and treats the alarming rise of mercury and the build up of calcium in heart tissues. Tie this in with the breakthroughs in emotional and spiritual medicine that have a direct bearing on heart tissues and the function of what is known as the heart or cardiac center (chakra) and we have a new comprehensive approach to heart health that should shake the world of cardiology.

The main focus of this first of three books in the field of heart medicine is changing the pharmacology of cardiology into something vastly more effective, safe and humane. This book puts out a universal call to cardiologists and other healthcare practitioners interested in heart health to put magnesium as the lead item in their medical protocols. The evidence is overwhelming; magnesium chloride is the perfect heart drug but fortunately for us it is not a drug at all but a safe nutritional concentrate in its chloride form.

This volume is actually two volumes in one. It includes most of the chapters that will be published under the name of Magnesium Medicine. It is included in this volume for the connivance of cardiologists and others interested in heart health. Magnesium Medicine will be targeted for the general audience.

This book is part of a trilogy on issues pertaining to the human heart. My original writings in this area are called HeartHealth. In this book I define the heart not as a physical pump but as the vulnerability of our being. My most recent writings that I call Soft Medicine are about how emotions matter in medicine. It is subtitled: The Physical Heart, Electric Heart, Emotional Heart and Spiritual Heart.

Cardiology is actually a medical practice of many mansions. Even when dealing with only the physical heart there are many complications to consider. We have to become experts on calcification as well as inflammation and infectious process in addition to all the emotional issues that influence the physical tissues of the heart. This volume concentrates on the physical heart and the best medical substance available to protect and treat it.

Because heart tissues absorb a large percentage of mercury entering the body this book covers the nightmare of mercury toxicity that is threatening our hearts with cardiac arrest. All divisions of allopathic medicine are in full denial about the terrible ruin mercury and other heavy metals poisoning have. So in denial health officials are even trying to remove precautions about eating mercury loaded fish for pregnant women but finally the FDA was literally forced to admit that there are dangers to such women and their unborn from mercury vapors from dental amalgam.

All our hearts are being poisoned if we have dental amalgam in our mouths or if we still are receiving your yearly flu shot. Flu shots are frequently laden with thimerosal, a chemical that is fifty percent by weight organic mercury of the worst kind. Even if we want to limit our vision of the heart its poisoning has to be every cardiologists concern. The materials on mercury in this book is an extension of a large body of writings and information about mercury toxicity and this will be published in 2009 as a joint effort between myself and Dr. George Georgiou.

We are presenting a trilogy of books in the area of heart medicine with the hope of impacting psychology as well as cardiology. Both fields are in desperate need of changing their pharmacology’s as well as some basic concepts and assumptions about the heart and what it really is. Cardiology and clinical psychology as well as psychiatry suffer greatly from deep separations made between the domain of the physical heart and its treatment and the emotional side of the heart, which is often in need of the same basic treatment with magnesium.”

“Magnesium the Ultimate Heart Medicine”
is in an e-book format, and the price has just been reduced from $44.90 to $29.90. BUY THE BOOK HERE.

http://publications.imva.info/index.php/e-books/magnesium-the-ultimate-heart-medicine-e-book.html
==================================================

Links & Information:

1. Where can I buy magnesium products? – http://www.saltsclaysminerals.com

2. Learn more about and book Far Infrared Magnesium (and other minerals wrap treatments in London, UK http://www.purenaturecures.com

3. Learn more about and book the TRAINING (online and/or in person) to be able to do the treatment on yourself and customers – http://www.courses.purenaturecures.com

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment