Three Herb Treatment For Cancer Used By Doctor

Natural Remedy: Cancer Doctor’s Treatment Uses Just Three Herbs:  Find this article and more on natural cancer remedies in Merrilyn’s book on Amazon:

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‘The Cure For All Cancers’:

This is the title of the book which Dr Hulda Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D.  wrote.  In this book she gives the details of her tried alternative cancer cure, which uses just three herbs for treating cancer.  She has successfully used this herbal treatment over a period of many years.

Her recipe of wormwood or artemisia, cloves, and tincture made from black walnut hulls, is a traditional herbal mixture which Percy Weston mentions in his book.

Of course, Dr Clark recommends certain dietary changes, as well as lifestyle changes, and gives a list of numerous cancer-inducing chemicals which must also be avoided to combat cancer.

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Dr Clark has observed parasites of many varieties in the livers and intestines of all her cancer patients. She has also found isopropanol present in the livers of all the people she has treated for cancer.  This chemical, which is found in cleaning fluids, cooling agents and some cosmetics, has an affinity for a common parasite which favours cancerous conditions, the Fasciolopsis buskii.  This is a leaf-shaped intestinal worm, or fluke.  This parasite can cause such conditions as Crohn’s Disease, irritable bowel syndrome,  colitis, and cancer, according to Dr Clark.  She maintains that if you get rid of this parasite, then you will get rid of cancer.

Walter Last had a similar belief: that it was an organism thriving in the intestines which was causing many health problems, including cancer.

The herbs which Dr Clark uses can cure cancer parasites within five or six days.  Continued treatment reduces cancer tumours, and also kills off  other unwanted organisms which can take hold in the human body.  ‘Cancer can now be cured, not just treated’, she claims.

She feels so confident of her method in curing cancer, that she warns against surgery to have organs removed, ‘because you just might need them when you recover’, she says.

Dr Gerson had the same approach in keeping the vital organs.  He refused to treat people who had undergone chemotherapy or radiation, as this damaged the organs and reduced the likelihood of recovery. Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are all best avoided if you opt for a recovery using natural methods.

There are several well-tried and proven alternative therapies for treating cancer.  Dr Hulga’s is just one of them.  I am well-acquainted with Dr Gerson’s castor oil-enema-diet method for curing cancer, as well as those variations used by Walter Last, Dr Ann Wigmore, and New Zealand’s own natural-cure doctor,  Dr Eva Hill.  Then there are all those practitioners of the Vitamin C Megadose and Laetrile treatments who have had amazing successes:  Read the later chapter on Vitamin C and Cancer.

Dr Hulga’s cancer treatment is not one I have personally tried, but there is no doubt as to the efficacy of her method, since she has used it successfully over many years in her clinic.

I give it to you because of its simplicity.  The method is straight-forward and easy to understand, and it does not require that you purchase any strange or relatively unknown expensive herbs, or attempt any difficult procedures which some other treatments demand.  It might be just the thing for people who are not familiar with alternative therapies for cancer and other diseases.

So – if you are contemplating surgery for cancer, then I would urge you to postpone the surgery, talk to your health professional about trying  her method for a month, and then go back for a check-up to see if your cancer has reduced in size.  Then you might have a better idea about whether you should take that surgery or not.  Once your organs have gone, they have gone for good – or for bad, really. If there IS a way you can keep them, why not put in the time and effort to give it a go?

Quite recently, my sister’s friend was diagnosed with optic nerve cancer. She was told by a specialist at the Auckland Hospital that she would need to have her eye removed within a month.  She hated this idea, and went on her own programme of herbal treatment, with dietary changes and meditation, and now, only 2 months after beginning her own health regime, the eye cancer has reduced from 5.2mm to 3.6mm – all in the space of two months.

Dr Hulga Regehr Clark, Ph.D., N.D., includes 100 case histories in her book which illustrate its effectiveness. She includes a list of carcinogenic chemicals which you need to avoid in order to recover and stay well, and foods to avoid as well.

Dr Hulga waited until she had one hundred successful cancer case histories to report before publishing this book in 1993.  She has since written another book entitled “The Cure For HIV and AIDS”.

The Three Herb Treatment For Cancer Is As Follows:

The treatment is comprised of Black Walnut tincture, Wormwood combination capsules, and Cloves.

All of these herbs are used every day for around three months.  But each herb has a different dose, and is introduced in graduated doses, so read this carefully, and be sure to follow the instructions correctly.

1) How To Use The Black Walnut Tincture:

On the first day of treatment, take just one drop of black walnut tincture. Repeat the dose of one drop four times during the day, just for the first day. It can be taken at anytime, morning or afternoon.  Just divide the doses up so that they are spaced at least an hour apart. Dr Hulga Clark advises to take the tincture half an hour before meals. It can be added to any healthful drink.  Over the next three months, while doing this herbal treatment for cancer, avoid the use of coffee, tea or alcohol.

On the second day of treatment, the dose is increased to two drops of black walnut tincture, which is taken four times during the day as before.

On the third day of treatment, the dose is increased to three drops of black walnut tincture.  As before, the same dose is repeated four times during the day.

Keep on increasing the dose by one drop per day. Whatever you have increased the dose to, it is repeated four times daily as above, until you have reached 20 drops of black walnut being taken four times during the day.

It is very important to increase the dosage gradually, increasing by one drop per day as per instruction above.  Do not be tempted to take a shortcut by skipping the graduations and using a large dose of black walnut to start with. This would shock your liver  and your heart, and undoubtedly have an adverse effect.

When you have gradually increased the dose up to 20 drops per day, the dose is immediately reduced the following day.  You keep taking 20 drops in one go, one dose of 20 drops, but you use it only once a day.

From now on, only one dose is taken daily, using 20 drops of black walnut tincture to be taken in the one dose. This one dose is repeated daily for a period of three months.

2) Whilst using the Black Walnut tincture, as described above, you also take Wormwood in the form of capsules. The procedure for using the Wormwood combination capsules is as follows:

On the first day of treatment, as well as the specific dosage for black walnut as outlined above:   Take just one capsule of wormwood with a glass of water before the evening meal.

On the second day of treatment, double the dose of wormwood to just two capsules before the evening meal.  Keep taking the black walnut tincture as described above.

On the third day of treatment, increase the wormwood capsules to one dose of three capsules, taken all in one dose, just before the evening meal.

The dose of wormwood is gradually increased by one capsule per day until you are up to 14 capsules per day, which are still taken altogether just before teatime.  By this time, concurrent with the wormwood  treatment, you will also be taking just the one dose of the black walnut tincture each day.

When you have reached 14 capsules of wormwood, continue with 14 capsules for just two more days, one dose of 14 capsules each day before tea.

At this point, the dose is suddenly dropped to a twice-weekly dose: 14 capsules, which are still taken altogether in the one dose,  are taken only twice a week.  Leave a space of three or four days before taking the second dose of 14 capsules.

From now on, you take keep taking the Wormwood twice a week indefinitely, using the same dose of 14 capsules which are taken altogether .

Continuing this dose permanently prohibits parasites from re-entering your digestive system and vital organs.

3) The Third Herb is Cloves.

On the first day of treatment, just one capsule of cloves is taken three times a day before meals.

Double the dose of cloves on the second day to two capsules.  You will take two capsules on the second day of cloves three times a day, one dose before each meal.

On the third day, increase the dose to three capsules, which will be taken before each meal:  THREE capsules taken three times a day. You will continue to take the specified doses of black walnut and wormwood as well, as described earlier.

For the next week, up until the tenth day, take the three capsules of clove powder three times a day, that is, three capsules before each meal, every day until day you reach day ten.

On day ten, the dose is REDUCED dramatically:   You will take only ONE DOSE of clove powder capsules, using THREE capsules per day.

No more change to the clove routine for another three months: keep taking just three capsules per day, in the one dose before tea, for THREE months.

After three months have passed, reduce the dose of clove capsules to 3 capsules taken just twice a week.  Select two days of the week for the taking of your clove capsules, for example, three capsules taken every Monday, and again three capsules taken every  Friday.

Dr Hulga Clark recommends that you continue taking 3 capsules of cloves twice a week ‘forever’, as well as the wormwood.  This ongoing treatment kills off shigella and all other pathogenic organisms, and will prevent cancer-causing parasites from re-infesting your body ever again.

Intravenous Vitamin C For Cancer Offered At Auckland Clinic

Natural Remedies For Treating Cancer

Intravenous Ascorbic Acid in the Treatment of Influenza: Lack of Evidence or Incontrovertible Ignorance? ‘Unfortunately, as long as IV/C has the potential to bankrupt hospitals, it doesn’t matter how well it works.’  (Professor Ian Brighthope, quote from http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9950)

Vitamin C is antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial, and acts as an antihistamine.  It helps the body detoxify, which is why it is such a valuable remedy to use in alternative cancer treatments.

Important note for New Zealand readers: an email from the Auckland clinic today, 12 October, 2016, informs me that their website address has changed.  Here is the message:

Thank you Merrilyn. The clinic’s website has moved recently:

http://www.integratedhealthoptions.co.nz

Merrilyn’s new book is available on Amazon:

Remember that, as with orthodox therapies, there is no guarantee that you will recover with Vitamin C and complementary therapies.  However, megadoses of Vitamin C, when continued over a period of time, have  the ability to cure many cancers, or at least halt their development.  Vitamin C has been recognized as a cancer inhibitor for a long time now.

Taking Vitamin C intravenously means that megadoses of the Vitamin can be given without the digestive system being affected.  Up to 70,000 milligrams of Vitamin C can be safely administered in this way.  The amount depends on the body weight of the person, and other factors. These large doses are often extremely effective, shocking cancer into remission.

Taken on a regular basis in megadoses, and combined with raw juices and detoxification measures such as castor oil and enemas, Vitamin C can gradually reduce cancer masses by killing off the cancer cells.

I have had experience with a clinic in Auckland, New Zealand, who give intravenous Vitamin C. Their address is directly below.  If you live in America, or elsewhere, then try contacting: www.vitamincfoundation.org They have a lot of information on their website, and should be able to direct you to your closest Vitamin C clinic.

The address of the Auckland clinic is 110 Remuera Road.

Phone 09 5247743  Their website for info is

http://integratedhealthoptions.net/iv-services/iv-vitamin-c/

Two friends of mine have recently had successes with natural therapies for cancer – after reading my posts on the subject and listening to my raves, they decided to give the detoxification techniques a really good try.

One friend decided to have her ovaries removed for a start, the place where the cancer had begun.  It was thought there were secondaries in other parts of her body also.

After the operation, she went weekly to the Remuera clinic for intravenous shots of Vitamin C.  She also began a juice diet with plenty of fresh organic salads. About 6-9 months later there is no sign of any cancer, according to her hospital specialists.  Now that she is cured, they say she may not have had cancer anyway.  Such is the reluctance by many medical professionals in accepting that some natural therapies, such as Vitamin C, do actually work.

The other friend, a male, had cancer of the pancreas.  He lives in the country and does not have access to intravenous Vitamin C treatment.  So he used plenty of non-acidic Vitamin C instead –  calcium ascorbate, which has had the acid neutralized.  I advised him to take up to 10,000 mg per day, in doses of 1000 mg at a time.

As well, his partner encouraged him to detox on raw juices and lots of salads.  He was fortunate to have her help in preparing a nourishing raw food and juice diet.

He also took castor oil every second day for a few months.  I had impressed the necessity for castor oil and enemas, as well as the Vitamin C, as he had looked so terrible:  They had expected he would die before long, as the hospital could do no more good for him.  I suspect that he also did the enema-cleansing of the bowel as well, as his demeanour was so dramatically improved, but I thought it imprudent to ask.

It was great to see him smiling and looking so radiantly healthy when I met them again about 2 weeks ago. It had been 5 months since I had last seen them, when they had both looked extremely ill and depressed. Now, they were both so very happy with the result of their efforts.  They delighted in telling me the story of their victory over the illness which had nearly put him into his grave.

See also http://merrilynhope.com/curing-the-incurable-with-vitamin-c/

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Causes of Cancer Article In NZ Listener 2015 Has Major Omissions

Cancer Is A Political Disease, as Doctor Samuel Epstein famously wrote.

This article about cancer, which featured in this week’s NZ Listener,  May 16-22, 2015, was yet another gloss-over of the real, underlying causes of most cancers.

Remember that book by Samuel B. Epstein, ‘The Politics Of Cancer’?  Epstein’s concerns in the 1970,s or early ’80’s are as relevant today as they were then.

One thing the Listener article had right:  Just because you carry a gene which might increase your chances of getting cancer, carrying the gene does not mean that you need to succumb to the disease.  Most cancers can be prevented through eating the right foods, and living a healthy lifestyle which incorporates regular exercise. You do not need to run out and get a breast cut off to avoid getting cancer, like some well-known film stars have done.

However, if the vegetables, fruit and meat you are buying are devoid of all the main nutrients they are supposed to carry, because of artificial fertilizers ruining natural fertility of the soil, and they are contaminated by the use of various agricultural poisons used in producing them, then diet may not help much in preventing cancer.  For diet to prevent or cure cancer, then it is imperative that a clean, organic source of food be found.

Point One On The Omissions In Listener Article: It failed to mention that the widespread poisoning of the planet by agrichemical giants is the main cause of cancer.  If we don’t get poisoned through agriculture, then the local council might do it for us: Governments and councils all over the world support these companies by allowing these poisons on our parks, in nature reserves, and around our towns on the pavements.

Point Two: It also declined to mention that poverty, or inequal distribution of the world’s wealth, is another major cause of obesity, which in turn goes hand in hand with higher cancer risk, as well as heart disease and diabetes.  This is because vegetables and fresh fruit are expensive, whereas take-away foods such as McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried, are relatively cheap, which is why many poorer families rely on these second-rate choices.  Apart from the obvious high-fat in takeaway foods, they contain high levels of genetically-modified items, such as corn, which are contaminated with glyphosphate and other agrichemicals.

On point one: No matter how good the food you eat, chances are it has been exposed to quantities of glyphosphate poison, found in RoundUp, as well as many other contaminants.

The World Health Organization has recently announced that glyphosphate, an active component in RoundUp weedkiller, ‘probably causes cancer’.

Agrichemical giants have argued for a long time that ‘there is no proof that poisons such as glyphosphate are harmful’, and they have aggressively suppressed information which might alert people as to their health risk.  At last, WHO have come out with an albeit half-hearted attack on glyphosphate and Monsanto’s RoundUp.

The world-wide push for countries to sign the TPPA trade agreement is going to weaken the power of governments further:  It will effectively eradicate our right to free speech, as these chemical giants will rule under USA law, which currently gives them the right to sue if we harm their sales.  This means anybody claiming that these poisons harm your health will be sued, just to shut them up.

The end result of this corruption is that our food will continue to be contaminated by the major seed and herbicide-pesticide manufacturers, and will probably become even more toxic with their increased powers, once they have shut down free speech and any adversaries of their ethics.

Monsanto have been using ‘RoundUp Ready’ seeds for a long time now.  Being so-called ‘Round-Up Ready’ means that the plant has been developed to resist glyphosphate poison.  But it also means that the food, which has come from genetically modified seeds so that it can withstand glyphosphate weed-killer, will be highly contaminated with this poison.  The plant may survive the glyphosphate weedkiller, but it absorbs the poison, and then we ingest it.

75% or more of the world’s corn and soybeans are now thought to be genetically modified seeds which are so-called ‘RoundUp-Ready’, which means they can withstand liberal use of glyphosphate-containing RoundUp poison.

So, so sad to see John Campbell leaving TV3 and his programme ‘Campbell Live’.  This is a political move, as John is the only journalist who deals honestly and helpfully on all manner of political, social and environmental issues, and I bet the National government is overjoyed he has been pushed out. Now we have no one to defend the poor, or the environment, or to keep the politicians honest.

My guess is that, more than anything, TV3 has come under pressure from the government, who  wanted John Campbell quietened down on the serious worries we all have to do with our government and their secret negotiations to sign the TPPA with America, our government’s dubious spy agency, and other things, such as unaffordable housing in Auckland and rocketing house prices.

It has nothing to do with Campbell’s  ratings.  I believe these have been trumped down in the same way that National’s ratings are trumped up – to suit the government.  John Campbell is probably the most loved TV personality ever, and his ratings are still much higher than those of other important programmes run by TV3, or any other station.

A friend of mine told me angrily this week that policital issues should be kept separate from health ones, and that I am wrong to include both.  Funny – I pulled all the obvious political stuff from my health site when it was being hacked regularly, around the time just prior to the election three years ago.

I guessed that the reason was political, and that the National lot were to blame.  My son discovered that the site had definitely been hacked, and that an ad for ‘viagra for sale’ had been  inserted within my articles, along with other examples of sabotage.  One sure way to get your site ruined in its ratings is by sticking ads like this onto it.

Then, just two weeks before this last election, someone invited a response from me, in a comment that they made on my site.  So, for the first time in around three years, I mentioned the National government, whom I had criticized earlier.  I said that my site had been hacked because of my views on the current government, which I consider to be their obliviousness to the urgencies of social issues such as housing, and jobs, their lack of concern for the environment, and their greedy desire to sell off every part of our country for quick profit.

Within an hour of writing this, my whole site was totally blocked.  I was effectively silenced, not able to answer comments, not able to agree with the arguments put forward by Nicki Hager, that the National government had serious bloggers out there to undermine the other parties.  Now I knew how serious this movement to protect the status quo really was – that they have the power to  stop any protesters or dissenters, by de-activating their sites.  And I couldn’t write about it, because my site was down.

The site wasn’t able to be restored until two days AFTER the election, because the ‘WordPress’ help-desk was conveniently shut until then.  Well – Great to see all this stuff printed in ‘The Listener’ on diet, and what foods to eat for keeping healthy and avoiding cancer.  But we, who have long held serious doubts on the belief systems of the medical establishment, knew all this a long, long time ago.

Soya Can Help Prevent Cancer And Heart Disease

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Cancer Prevention:  Soya Beans have enormous health benefits.  They contain plenty of fibre and rich amounts of cancer-preventing phyto-chemicals.   They also have good amounts of Co-Enzyme Q10. These factors have all been shown to reduce the risk of breast, colon and prostate cancers, as well as heart disease and Alzheimer’s.

Eating soya foods on a daily basis is also a preventative for obesity, osteroporosis, and for lowering cholesterol levels.

Soya oil is one of the richest foods in Co-Enzyme Q10.  It has 9.2 milligrams per 100 grammes.

Amount Of Soy Needed To Help Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease:

25 grammes of soya each day is the recommended amount to give you the necessary phyto-oestrogens and co-Q10 to prevent or treat breast cancer, or prostate cancer.  Two and a quarter cups of soya milk each day, which is one pint, will give you 25 grammes of soy protein.

Of course, if you were using other soya products such as tofu, or tempeh, then you would use a lesser amount of soya milk on those days.

The benefits of soya have long been known to the Japanese, where soy is eaten as the main source of protein.  Soy protein is the ideal substitute for meat, as it contains all eight of the essential amino acids needed for a complete protein.

People in Japan have a lower incidence of all the above-mentioned cancers due to their exceptionally healthy diet. This includes soya products, fish, seaweeds, greens and fermented foods. These are all mineral and vitamin rich foods.  The problematic foods of the West, wheat, sugar and dairy products, are not consumed widely in Japan, which accounts for the healthier condition of the average Japanese person. This may not always be the case, unfortunately, as reports indicate that the traditional diet is gradually becoming eroded with these unhealthy items which contribute to illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity and cancer in the UK and USA.

Organic, GE-Free, GMO-Free Soya Beans

Try to avoid buying soya products which are genetically modified.  Monsanto developed the ‘RoundUp Ready’ soya bean seed which is resistant to the glyphosphate-containing RoundUp weedkiller.  This means that the soya bean will survive the weedkiller, but the weedkiller chemicals will penetrate the bean, making it a threat to health.  All GMO seeds should be avoided.  Monsanto’s genetically modified seeds are proliferating all over the world, and farmers whose crops are accidentally cross-pollinated with Monsanto’s seeds are being sued for what is essentially Monsanto’s big ‘mistake’.  A mistake which is very profitable to them. Read more:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_soybean#Roundup_Ready_Soybean

“the World Health Organization has declared that glyphosate, the
active ingredient in Roundup, “probably” causes cancer in people.” And
therefore we suggest GMO Free/Organic Soy products.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/28/business/energy-environment/decades-after-monsantos-roundup-gets-an-all-clear-a-cancer-agency-raises-concerns.html?_r=0

Other Sources Of Information:
Ballentine, Rudolph, M.D.,’Diet and Nutrition, a holistic
approach’, published by The Himalayan International Institute of Yoga
Science, 1978.
Glenville, Marilyn, ‘Natural Alternatives To Dieting’, published by
Kyle Cathie Limited, London, 1999.
Holford, Patrick, & Burne, Jerome,’Food Is Better Than Medicine’,

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Culpeper says of Sage that it ’causes the hair to become black’.

Garden sage has many therapeutic uses.

In the garden, its flowers provide medicine and nectar for the bees, as well as a herbal tonic to the neighbouring plants.

It is well-known as an aid to oral hygiene.  It has strong antiseptic qualities and is supposed to whiten tooth enamel.

Sage is still used today in some tooth-pastes.  It is reputedly one effective remedy for bleeding gums,  and improving gum health:  The crushed fresh leaves are massaged several times a day onto the gums and teeth.

The tea is gargled to relieve sore throats, colds and flu,  and ulcers in the mouth.

It can be effective to reduce fevers, and has been used in the past for thyphoid fever. (see ‘Herbal Remedies  and Homeopathy’ published by Geddes and Grosset.)

It is a valuable nerve medicine, and is a useful stomach remedy for improving a weak appetite.

Natural Herbal Hair Dye and Tonic:  Sage can help restore healthy hair and improve the colour.

Strong sage tea encourages hair growth and darkens the hair, if it is used on a regular basis. Many herbalists describe it in their writings:  see John Heinerman’s ‘Encyclopedia of Fruits Vegetables and Herbs’.

Rosemary is another wonderful herb which can help hair growth, but it does not have such a darkening effect on the hair, as sage does.

Recipe For Sage Hair Dye:  Here is a simple, natural hair dye and tonic which you can try.  It is perfectly safe to use, as it does not contain any harmful additives such as you might find in commercial dyes for darkening the hair.

Take two cups of fresh sage leaves and put into a stainless steel saucepan.

Add one cup of dry black tea leaves

Add half a cup of cider vinegar and eight cups of water.

Simmer very gently, with no lid, for one hour on a very low heat.  You should have around half the original quantity of liquid left at the end of an hour.  If you need to add a little more water, make sure you do so well before you finish simmering the brew.  If you add more water at the end of the simmering, then your mixture will not keep so well.

Take off the heat after an hour of simmering.  Set aside to cool.

Once your sage mixture has cooled properly, strain it off.

To the liquid remaining add the same amount of vodka.

Put into a bottle with a screw-top lid and store in a cool place.

Massage around a tablespoonful of the sage infusion into the hair each day.  Use more or less, depending on how much hair you need to cover.

Massage the sage tonic well into the roots of the hair as well, so that it feeds the scalp and hair follicles.  Massaging the scalp with the sage tonic will help the hair to grow again.

The oils in the sage leaves will put a natural shine to the hair.

Once the hair is sufficiently darkened, which may take several weeks, you can reduce the amount of applications each week.  Once or twice a week may be enough to maintain the darker colour.

Sage is really very good for the hair in so many ways.

Alternative Sage Tonic Without Alcohol:  You could make up your sage tea without the alcohol if you wish.  Only, remember that your mixture will not keep for longer than a week, and it must be kept in the fridge.  You could make up a lesser amount, enough to last a week, and then make up a fresh brew of tea for the following week.

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Soya Can Help Prevent Cancer

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Prevention of Breast Cancer

In ‘Natural Alternatives To Dieting’, author Dr Marilyn Glenville has quite a lot to say about the benefits of including GE-free soya in the diet.

Soya is cholesterol-free and a complete protein in itself.  It is the only edible bean which contains all the eight essential amino acids, which makes it an ideal protein food for vegetarians.  Soya is the perfect substitute for dairy milk.

Soya not only helps you to lose weight, it can help prevent cancer, says Dr Glenville.

She refers to research done recently: Japanese women, whilst they remain on their traditional diet which includes soya products such as tofu, miso, soy sauces, etc,  have a low incidence of breast cancer, as well as minimal menopausal symptoms, and, I presume, lower obesity levels.  Japanese women, though, do not have such good health when they move away from Japan and assume a western-style diet in America.  Under these new conditions, rates of breast cancer increase dramatically.

Of course, there will be other beneficial foods in their traditional diet besides soya, such as fish and seaweed, which may account for their supreme good health.  These may not be as abundant in the diet once the homeland has been left behind.

It also might be a trend, once in America, to switch from the healthy Japanese diet to one which includes plentiful dairy foods, wheat flour products, and meat, none of which are known for their ability to prevent cancer.

There is also the stress level to consider:  Moving to a new place is supposed to be one of the most stressful conditions we might suffer, even more stressful than losing a loved one.

So, while it is probable that it is not just soya which prevents Japanese women from getting cancer, there is a scientific basis to the argument that soya has cancer-inhibiting properties.

According to Dr Glenville, soya contains a number of cancer-inhibitors, including a chemical similar to Tamoxifen, which is a pharmaceutical drug given for the treatment of oestrogen-caused breast cancers.

Soya beans’ phyto-oestrogens, genistein and daidzein, are just two of the several known to exist within the soya bean:   These have a beneficial effect in that they inhibit cancer cells from developing in the breast. They somehow act to prevent the hormonal type of oestrogen, which is carcinogenic, from forming.

Japanese women eating a traditional diet rich in soya products have less breast cancers than their American counterparts.  This correlates with the amount of phyto-oestrogens found in the urine:  The Japanese who consumed a large amount of soy in the diet had 100-1,000 times more phtyo-oestrogens in their urine than their American counterparts.

It is interesting to note that Japanese men seem to benefit from eating plentiful amounts of soya products also.  Whilst their rates of prostate cancer seem to be equivalent to those found in the UK, not so many Japanese men actually die of the disease.

Dr Glenville concludes that the phyto-oestrogens in soya products have ‘a balancing effect on hormones in both men and women’.

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Culpeper says of Sage that it ’causes the hair to become black’.

Garden sage has many therapeutic uses.

In the garden, its flowers provide medicine and nectar for the bees, as well as a herbal tonic to the neighbouring plants.

It is well-known as an aid to oral hygiene.  It has strong antiseptic qualities and is supposed to whiten tooth enamel.

Sage is still used today in some tooth-pastes.  It is reputedly one effective remedy for bleeding gums,  and improving gum health:  The crushed fresh leaves are massaged several times a day onto the gums and teeth.

The tea is gargled to relieve sore throats, colds and flu,  and ulcers in the mouth.

It can be effective to reduce fevers, and has been used in the past for thyphoid fever. (see ‘Herbal Remedies  and Homeopathy’ published by Geddes and Grosset.)

It is a valuable nerve medicine, and is a useful stomach remedy for improving a weak appetite.

Natural Herbal Hair Dye and Tonic:  Sage can help restore healthy hair and improve the colour.

Strong sage tea encourages hair growth and darkens the hair, if it is used on a regular basis. Many herbalists describe it in their writings:  see John Heinerman’s ‘Encyclopedia of Fruits Vegetables and Herbs’.

Rosemary is another wonderful herb which can help hair growth, but it does not have such a darkening effect on the hair, as sage does.

Recipe For Sage Hair Dye:  Here is a simple, natural hair dye and tonic which you can try.  It is perfectly safe to use, as it does not contain any harmful additives such as you might find in commercial dyes for darkening the hair.

Take two cups of fresh sage leaves and put into a stainless steel saucepan.

Add one cup of dry black tea leaves

Add half a cup of cider vinegar and eight cups of water.

Simmer very gently, with no lid, for one hour on a very low heat.  You should have around half the original quantity of liquid left at the end of an hour.  If you need to add a little more water, make sure you do so well before you finish simmering the brew.  If you add more water at the end of the simmering, then your mixture will not keep so well.

Take off the heat after an hour of simmering.  Set aside to cool.

Once your sage mixture has cooled properly, strain it off.

To the liquid remaining add the same amount of vodka.

Put into a bottle with a screw-top lid and store in a cool place.

Massage around a tablespoonful of the sage infusion into the hair each day.  Use more or less, depending on how much hair you need to cover.

Massage the sage tonic well into the roots of the hair as well, so that it feeds the scalp and hair follicles.  Massaging the scalp with the sage tonic will help the hair to grow again.

The oils in the sage leaves will put a natural shine to the hair.

Once the hair is sufficiently darkened, which may take several weeks, you can reduce the amount of applications each week.  Once or twice a week may be enough to maintain the darker colour.

Sage is really very good for the hair in so many ways.

Alternative Sage Tonic Without Alcohol:  You could make up your sage tea without the alcohol if you wish.  Only, remember that your mixture will not keep for longer than a week, and it must be kept in the fridge.  You could make up a lesser amount, enough to last a week, and then make up a fresh brew of tea for the following week.

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