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Japanese Condiment Fights Highly Lethal Pancreatic Cancer


A promising new study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine titled, “Effect of Wasabi Component 6-(Methylsulfinyl)hexyl Isothiocyanate and Derivatives on Human Pancreatic Cancer Cells,” reveals the potent Japanese horseradish concoction known as wasabi may help fight highly lethal pancreatic cancer by striking to the very root cause of cancer malignancy and its resistance to conventional treatment.

A team of Taiwanese researchers studied the effects of a naturally occurring wasabi isolate, compound 6-(methylsulfinyl)hexyl isothiocyanate (6-MITC), and two of its synthetic derivatives (I7447 and I7557, respectively), on human pancreatic cancer cells.  They used two pancreatic cell lines known as PANC-1 and BxPC-3, respectively, and measured their responses to the wasabi derived compounds using the following techniques:

  • MTT assay for cell viability (i.e. measuring the number of viable cells present)
  • Liu’s stain for morphological observation (i.e. changes in cell shape)
  • DNA histogram for cell cycle.
  • Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity was used as a marker for cancer stem cells (CSC)
  • Western blotting was performed for the expression of proteins related to CSC signaling.

Pancreatic cancer is exceedingly difficult to treat through conventional means, with such a poor prognosis that the chance of living past 5 years is only 5-25% even following aggressive treatment.[i] One of the identified mechanisms behind the resistance to conventional treatment is the existence of cancer stem cells (CSCs).

CSCs are a minority subpopulation of cells within tumors capable of limitless self-renewal (i.e. immortality), capable of differentiating into all the cell types that are found in a particular cancer sample, and which are conventional treatment resistant. While chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgery often shrink (debulk) or ostensibly remove a tumor, below the threshold of diagnostic surveillance, or within the remaining post-intervention tumor, the cancer stem cell population can remain, and in the case of chemotherapy and radiation treatments may actually be enriched in number.  This explains why many cancers post-treatment return with even more aggressive metastatic characteristics, despite the original impression of a relapse or treatment success as defined by the reduction of the tumor size.

Given the monumental obstacle that CSCs represent vis-à-vis conventional treatments, CSC targeting therapies are needed more than ever, and can be appreciated for their superiority over conventional therapies which tend to selectively encourage CSC growth, or even convert non-tumorigenic cancer cells within a tumor into cancer stem cells or cancer cells with stem cell like properties. We recently featured a series of articles on this topic, including: Turmeric Extract Strikes To the Root Cause of Cancer, Research: Radiotherapy Causes Cancer, Blueberry Kills It, Broccoli Kills The Stem Cells That Make Cancers Immortal, Chemo and Radiation Can Make Cancer More Malignant, Are Cancer Stem Cells The Key To Discovering A Cure?

The new study found that the two studied wasabi derived compounds (6-MITC and I7557) were capable of reducing the CSC population and reducing the expression of a key CSC signaling molecule known as SOX2, which is a transcription factor found in both undifferentiated embryonic stem cells and cancer stem cells and which is essential for self-renewal and the cell’s ability to differentiate into other cell types (i.e. pluripotency).  The study also found that wasabi derived compounds exhibited the following anti-cancer effects:

  • 6-MITC and I7557 inhibited viability of both PANC-1 and BxPC-3 cells.
  • 6-MITC- and I7557 showed mitotic (cell division) arrest and apoptosis (programmed cell death) in morphological observation.
  • 6-MITC and I7557 induced G2/M phase arrest and hypoploid population.
  • 6-MITC and I7557 reduced percentages of ALDH-positive PANC-1 cells (Aldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) activity is a hallmark of CSCs[ii]).

The authors concluded: “In conclusion, Wasabi compound 6-MITC and its chemical derivative I7557 may possess bioactivity against human pancreatic cancer cells, including the CSC population.”

[i] Fryer RA, Galustian C, Dalgelish AG. Recent advances and developments in treatment strategies against pancreatic cancer. Current Clinical Pharmacology. 2009;4(2):102–112. [PubMed]

[ii] Kim MP, Fleming JB, Wang H, et al. ALDH activity selectively defines an enhanced tumor-initiating cell population relative to CD133 expression in human pancreatic adenocarcinoma. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(6)e20636 [PMC free article] [PubMed] [Ref list]

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of GreenMedInfo

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Diabetic Ulcers – Natural Care And Regimen

Diabetic Ulcers

Nearly 15% of diabetics will develop diabetic sores. These skin ulcers are also known as “diabetic foot ulcers” because they most often appear on the feet; however, they can develop anywhere on the lower body. These sores usually appear due to poor circulation or improper and slow function of the veins, a condition also known as venous stasis. [1] If untreated, sores can give rise to complications that can be as serious as an infection. This infection can lead to amputation of the afflicted toes or foot. Proper care and attention is vital to help avoid complications.

What are Diabetic Ulcers?

When diabetes is present, so is high blood sugar, and this is a problem that weakens the heart and vascular system, leading to poor circulation in the feet and legs. The skin on the feet and legs become weak and susceptible to injury — especially open wounds, aka ulcers.

What Causes Diabetic Ulcers?

Alcohol, tobacco use, obesity, heart disease, and kidney disease are just a few factors that increase the risk of these ulcers. Poor-fitting shoes can also cause blisters on the toes and sole of the foot that can worsen quickly. High blood sugar suppresses immune response, so infection can create complications.

Preventative Measures for Diabetic Foot and Leg Ulcers

For a person who has diabetes, checking their feet and legs every day for new or developing ulcers is critical. Early detection and daily care are absolutely mandatory to ensure quick healing and avoiding serious problems.

Many people also report that washing and moisturizing their feet daily, giving their feet air and changing their socks regularly, wearing comfortable shoes, changing bandages often, and using products that cleanse the skin and deter bacterial and fungal growth are excellent measures for daily preventative care.

Diabetes and Natural Ulcer Remedies

Not only can having diabetes lead to ulcers, it can make it very difficult for the ulcers to heal. In fact, amputation of the toes and feet is a very real end result for many people — about 15%. This underscores the absolute vital importance of daily care and attention.

When a wound begins to develop, keeping the area clean is priority one. Beyond that, I recommend using natural salves to encourage wound healing as they are safe and without the side effects you’ll find in a lot of harsh, unnatural products.

Natural, raw organic honey (not the processed stuff) is one ulcer remedy that works great. Researchers have found bandages and dressings soaked in natural honey keep wounds clean, speed healing, and even help to avoid amputations. [2] Olive oil also improves the speed and quality of healing without side effects. [3] Colloidal silver and Chinese herbal applications have also been shown to have positive effects for encouraging fast healing.

Benefits of Using Ozonated Olive Oil for Diabetic Ulcers

One of the most effective methods to keep wounds clean and speed healing is to deliver oxygen right to the affected area, and one of the best ways to do that is with ozonated oils. [4] Research shows increasing oxygen stimulates your skin’s natural healing power. [5] Plus, it soothes nerves in the affected area and reduces discomfort, swelling, and redness.

When an ozonated olive oil like O2-Zap® was applied to a deep wound it produced faster healing and reduced wound size compared to oil alone. [6] In my opinion, O2-Zap® is an excellent natural skin solution for a variety of skin concerns. We’ve received great feedback from people who’ve used it as a natural remedy for diabetic sores and ulcers.

Have you experienced the positive effects of ozonated olive oil or have another tip for dealing with diabetic sores and ulcers? Please leave a comment and share your story with us.


  1. American Podiatric Medical Association. Diabetic Wound Care. American Podiatric Medical Association.
  2. Makhdoom A1, Khan MS, Lagahari MA, et al. Management of diabetic foot by natural honey. J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2009 Jan-Mar;21(1):103-5.
  3. Nasiri M1, Fayazi S1, Jahani S1, Yazdanpanah L2, Haghighizadeh MH3. The effect of topical olive oil on the healing of foot ulcer in patients with type 2 diabetes: a double-blind randomized clinical trial study in Iran. J Diabetes Metab Disord. 2015 Apr 29;14:38. doi: 10.1186/s40200-015-0167-9.
  4. Valacchi G1, Fortino V, Bocci V. The dual action of ozone on the skin. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Dec;153(6):1096-100.
  5. Masaru Sagai and Velio Bocci. Mechanisms of Action Involved in Ozone Therapy: Is healing induced via a mild oxidative stress? Med Gas Res. 2011; 1: 29. Published online 2011 Dec 20. doi: 10.1186/2045-9912-1-29.
  6. Kim HS1, Noh SU, Han YW, et al. Therapeutic effects of topical application of ozone on acute cutaneous wound healing. J Korean Med Sci. 2009 Jun;24(3):368-74. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2009.24.3.368.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

What Is Psoriasis And How To Treat It Naturally

Natural Treatment For Psoriasis

Red, burning, and itchy skin of psoriasis can hinder quality of life. If you or someone you know has it, this isn’t an overly surprising statement. According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, 59% of people who suffer from psoriasis report it’s a problem that affects all aspects of everyday life, and 33% report the skin condition has a negative impact on their social life. More than half report dissatisfaction with treatment. [1] If you’re seeking relief, new research shows ozonated olive oil may be the perfect natural remedy.

What Causes Psoriasis?

Scientists don’t know the exact cause of psoriasis, but research indicates it’s the result of immune response from genetics. When it does appear, it’s often because a medication, a food in your diet, or the environment triggered it. Known triggers include stress, skin injury (like sunburn), vaccinations, scratches, and medications. Medicines known to trigger psoriasis include antimalarial drugs, lithium, quinidine, indomethacin (an NSAID taken for arthritis), and Inderal (a blood pressure med). Infections from an earache, strep, bronchitis, or other respiratory conditions can also cause a flare-up.

What are the Different Types of Psoriasis?

When triggered, psoriasis appears as one or more of these five conditions:

  • Plaque psoriasis is the most common form of psoriasis. It’s caused by a buildup of dead cells that gives a scaly appearance and causes inflamed skin. It appears most often on the elbows, knees, lower back, and scalp.
  • Guttate psoriasis, the second most common type, shows blotchy red marks all over the torso and is often triggered by a strep infection, usually in young adults.
  • Pustular psoriasis consists of tiny white blisters or pustules surrounded by white skin most commonly occurring on the hands and feet. It’s not contagious, nor is it an infection.
  • Inverse psoriasis appears under the arm, behind the knee, or in the groin area. It appears smooth, even shiny, and is usually accompanied by another form of psoriasis in another area of the body.
  • Erythrodermic psoriasis is the most dangerous, and its symptoms include fiery redness that covers most if not all of the body. Due to the severity of this condition, you should go and see a doctor immediately if these symptoms describe you.

Scalp Psoriasis Help: Where to Start

Scalp psoriasis afflicts about 50% of those who suffer from psoriasis. It may occur as a mild scaling or a more severe crusting of the entire scalp, behind the ears, and onto the forehead. The process for healing this condition is fairly straightforward and breaks down into three steps – soften, remove, and alleviate.

First, soften the scales. You’ll need to apply a salve or lotion for this step. There are a number of over-the-counter options, although many people have found success with ozonated olive oil.

Once softened, the scales can be loosened with a brush or fine comb. To prevent irritation of your already inflamed skin, brush gently or hold the comb at an angle. Next, wash your hair with shampoo that contains salicylic acid.

To reduce the appearance, rub oils or lotions directly into your scalp. Other products may have different instructions for the best effect. If you have a severe case that doesn’t respond to this, see your doctor as you may need a more involved treatment.

Ozonated Olive Oil and Psoriasis

For years, olive oil mixtures have proven an effective remedy for irritated, reddened skin. [2] Ozonated olive oil increases the speed and effectiveness of recovery as it cleans and sterilizes your skin, acts as a moisturizing conditioner, and reduces swelling and redness. The ozone triggers the body to create enzymes that regulate skin growth and healing. [3]

Research suggests ozonated olive oil absorbs deep into your skin. It appears to calm nerves and reduce pain and approaches the condition at the cellular level, improving cellular function and cellular memory for better overall healthy skin. For psoriasis sufferers, this could mean faster relief of red patches of itchy skin, inflammation, and scaling.

Learn More About O2-Zap®
(Ozonated Olive Oil)

O2-Zap® Promotes Healthy Skin Conditions

At Global Healing Center, we’ve gotten exceptionally positive feedback about O2-Zap®. It has helped many people relieve all sorts of skin conditions. Some even use it on their gums or even as a beauty facial mask to moisturize and cleanse.

The olive oil nourishes and rehydrates your skin, while the ozone stimulates the skin’s natural healing power, leaving your skin rejuvenated and refreshed.


  1. National Psoriasis Foundation. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis carry a substantial burden. National Psoriasis Foundation.
  2. Al-Waili NS1. Mixture of honey, beeswax and olive oil inhibits growth of Staphylococcus aureus and Candida albicans. Arch Med Res. 2005 Jan-Feb;36(1):10-3.
  3. V. Travagli,1,* I. Zanardi,1 G. Valacchi,2, 3 and V. Bocci4. Ozone and Ozonated Oils in Skin Diseases: A Review. Mediators Inflamm. 2010; 2010: 610418. doi: 10.1155/2010/610418.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Has Drug-Driven Medicine Become A Form Of Human Sacrifice?

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“Unless we put medical freedom into the Constitution the time will come when medicine will organize itself into an undercover dictatorship. To restrict the art of healing to doctors and deny equal privileges to others will constitute the Bastille of medical science. All such laws are un-American and despotic.”

~ Attributed to Dr. Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Rush accurately foretold a grave possibility facing Americans today, namely, that the art and science of healing be restricted to a select class of allopathic physicians, who have the sole legal right to recommend and administer medicines, and whose pharmacopeia excludes – as a matter of principle – all the healing foods, vitamins and herbs which have been used safely and effectively for countless millennia in the prevention and treatment of disease.

We have entered an era where medicine no longer bears any resemblance to the art and science of healing.  The doctor no longer facilitates the body’s innate self-healing capabilities with time, care, good nutrition and special help from our plant allies.  To the contrary, medicine has transmogrified into a business enterprise founded on the inherently nihilistic principles of pure, unbridled capitalism, with an estimated 786,000 Americans dying annually from iatrogenic or medically-caused deaths.*


Turning Disease Into Gold With The Drug-Based Printing Press

Many modern diseases are, in fact, created by fiat (not unlike modern currencies): age-old symptoms of nutritional deficiency or chemical poisoning are repackaged and renamed in Latin and Greek as would-be monolithic disease entities, and subsequently rolled out to the consumer as new markets; each disease representing a veritable gold mine of “treatable” symptoms; each symptom providing justification for the prescription of a new set of patented, toxic drug-commodities.

The “medicines” themselves are often devoid of intrinsic value, being nothing more than rebranded and re-purposed chemicals, intended (though all too often failing) to be administered in sub-lethal concentrations. Indeed, many of these chemicals are too toxic to be legally released into the environment, and should never be administered intentionally to a human who is already sick.  You need look no farther than a typical drug package insert to find proof that the side effects of most drugs far outnumber their purported beneficial effects.

These chemicals, in fact, are so highly leveraged against their true value (or lack thereof), that they can sell for as much as 500,000% percent from cost! Only medical/pharmaceutical and financial institutions (e.g. Federal Reserve) are legally empowered to generate the illusion that they are creating something of value out of nothing of value, on this scale. This manipulation of perceived value, which is the basis for the global dominance of the drug-based medical model, is not unlike how financial institutions created toxic derivative products (e.g. Credit Default Swaps), essentially creating the illusion of financial wellbeing and prosperity, at the very moment that they were planting the seeds of death within the global economy; ruining the lives of countless millions in the process.

The Undercover Medical Dictatorship

Within our present dominant medical system, healing has not simply been forgotten but intentionally exorcized as it represents the antithesis of perpetual profitability which requires the incurability of the human body.  Were the truth be told, and the body’s self-regenerative capabilities acknowledged, the entire superstructure of drug-based medicine and hundreds of billions of dollars in revenue it generates annually, would crumble overnight.  When a handful of turmeric has more chemotherapeutic activity than any drug yet to receive FDA approval, or an enzyme from pineapple is superior to a 40 year old blockbuster chemotoxic agent, one begins to understand why the hundreds of studies proving natural substances can destroy cancer are never discussed. You can’t compete with free, effective and safe in a medical marketplace dominated by expensive, ineffective and unsafe drugs.

If this degeneration into quackery and snake-oil salesmanship which is modern drug-driven medicine were simply a lesson in what bad things can happen when health care is no longer a basic human right but strictly a profit-driven commodity, perhaps Americans could find it within themselves to once again free themselves from the shackles of oppression.  After all, do we not consider ourselves the very originators of freedom, independence and democracy?  Have we not such great faith in these principles that we practically trip all over ourselves (crushing entire countries as we fall) in our Promethean effort to export these values overseas whether we are invited to do so or not?  Would we stand for less, when it comes to our own health freedom?

Sadly, the “undercover dictatorship” Benjamin Rush foretold is not simply a homegrown one we can root out from the inside, as it were.   Although the American Medical Association (AMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) behave as if they are at the top of this pyramid of power relations, they serve far lower on the hierarchy.  While the government of the United States and American corporate lobbying groups may appear to be behind the FDA’s shameless pandering to the interests of the drug companies, transnational corporations and organizations — and a hand full of elite governing them — are in fact pulling the strings.

The United States no longer enjoys global economic and cultural hegemony.  We are now embedded in an international playing field where multinational and transnational organizations like the drug company Pfizer, or the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Trade Organization (WTO), have power and influence that overshadows the US or any other particular government or nation-state.   These larger organizations blur the divisions traditionally drawn between public and private institutions, insofar as their agendas and mandates are consistent with global economic imperatives which do not account for the self-proclaimed sovereignty of any particular nation-state’s constitution or laws above its own.

For example, the United States may soon no longer be able to allow the over-the-counter sale of many dietary supplements, due to our membership in the World Trade Organization and its ratification of the Codex Alimentarius. We already have prescription-only-vitamins on the US market, and a very dangerous precedent has already been set with the criminalization of herbs like cannabis, and more recently ephedra.

Pharmageddon: The Death of Natural Medicine

What is so remarkable about the present state of affairs, is that it may have been predicted long ago, as evidenced by this passage in Revelations:

At the end of times the merchants of the world will deceive the nations through their Pharmacia.
(sorcery) – Rev 18:23

Some believe we are now on the precipice of a medical end-of-times or “Pharmageddon,” if you will, where medicine is no longer directly associated in any way with healing, rather, is a form of mass control and a highly organized means of defrauding the public of both its wealth and health, simultaneously.

After all, is there any greater absurdity than a medical model that treats the symptoms of disease with sub-lethal dosages of toxic chemicals and in which there is no attempt to uncover, understand or remove the causes of those imbalances?

After all, what disease has ever been found to be caused by a lack of a drug?

Is acid reflux caused by a lack of proton-pump inhibitors?

Is heart disease caused by a lack of statin drugs?

Is osteoporosis caused by a lack of Fosamax?

Is cancer caused by a lack of chemotherapy?

Is depression caused by a lack of Paxil?

Absolutely not!  Then why would anyone consider it sound practice to use potentially toxic chemicals as a first-line treatment for conditions that are not caused by a lack of a chemical?  To the contrary many diseases are caused exactly by culminative exposures to chemicals that not unlike drugs are biologically alien to the body.  i.e we are treating poisoning with poisons!

Can we dignify this approach by calling it medicine?  Or, is it more accurately described as a form of sorcery?


Pharmaceuticals and Human Sacrifice

The sole reliance on Pharmaceuticals reveals quite a lot about the largely subconscious agenda underpinning modern medical practice.  The Greek word Pharmakon has a wide range of meanings, with “drug” being the most widely recognized one.  But the root of this word usage goes back much farther:

“A Pharmakós (Greek: φαρμακός) in Ancient Greek religion was a kind of human scapegoat (a slave, a cripple or a criminal) who was chosen and expelled from the community at times of disaster (famine, invasion or plague) or at times of calendrical crisis, when purification was needed.” [Source]

The sacrificial dimension of the Pharmakós carries on in the nostrums and potions later named after this ritualistic object:

The term “pharmakos” later became the term “pharmakeus” which refers to “a drug, spell-giving potion, druggist, poisoner, by extension a magician or a sorcerer.”A variation of this term is “pharmakon” (φάρμακον) a complex term meaning sacrament, remedy, poison, talisman, cosmetic, perfume or intoxicant. From this, the modern term “pharmacology” emerged, [Source]

Calling pharmaceutically-based medicine sacrifice-based, is not just metaphor. Animal sacrifice, in fact, undergirds the entire evidence-based model of drug development and testing, requiring millions of animals be tortured and destroyed every year. In juxtaposition to Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicine and countless other traditional, nature-based medical systems, which used living, healthy bodies as the model for preventing and treating disease in the sick, Western medicine took another, quite radically different path in an obsession with pathology.

The karma, if you will, of this divergent path often leads patients, especially later in life, to be cut open themselves on an operating table, or poisoned to death, with the very same chemicals and procedures that the animal testing once done in their name, justifies.

The reality is that medical practice, and the science that informs it, is as much mythos as logos, and one no longer has to look to religion for the absolutist claim to truth. Medical science has laid claim to the body in the same way that religions once laid claim to the soul. The physician today — albeit a glorified “applied pharmacologist” — has become the “priest of the body,” capable of influencing the course of life or death by the quality, or combinations, of nostrums (s)he is able to apply to the problem (i.e. patient) at hand.

Just as monotheism depends on there being “one God,” modern medical science depends on the “evidence-based” concept that there is one truth, and one right way to apply it. This, by implication, gives absolute power to those who would claim to know the difference.

Liberation Through Natural Medicine

In Benjamin Rush’s time the medical dictatorship of which he spoke had not yet come to pass, and though magical potions like mercury and questionable techniques like bloodletting were used in colonial times, herbs were still considered and employed as legitimate medicines. Even if many wise women herbalists were eliminated as competition by being branded witches and sometimes murdered, the herbs themselves were not categorically demonized because no vast armory of pharmaceutical drugs had yet been created to supplant them.

The herbs and foods themselves have now been both vilified as dangerous and lampooned as completely ineffectual, generating the ridiculous contradiction that we are supposed to be dumb enough to accept as truth: namely, that they are both impotent and unsafe.

Given these circumstances confidence in the safety and efficacy of natural substances in the prevention and treatment of disease has not only waned, but the positive association between food and healing has been outright denied by medical authorities.  It is illegal for non-doctors to make health claims for natural substances even if thousands of years of use in folk medicine and a vast emerging body of scientific research now confirms their benefits.   You can’t say cherries cure gout even if its true. (truth is no longer the criteria that decides what you can or cannot say).

I started the website in August 2008 in order to provide free and convenient access to the massive amounts of research that have accumulated on the health benefits of natural substances over the past 50 years.  The government database known as Medline (which is freely searchable) contains over 20 million biomedical citations from over 5,000 scientific journals, many of which focus specifically on the therapeutic action of foods, vitamins and spices on serious, even life-threatening disease.

I believe that it is only through the free, uncensored and democratic dissemination of health information that we can secure our health freedom and through speaking truth to power, expose the fraud which is strictly profit-driven pharmaceutically-based medicine.

Feel free to explore the 19000 + biomedical citations posted on that vindicate the safety and efficacy of natural substances in the prevention and treatment of disease.

*Gary Null, PHD recently estimated that 786,000 Americans die annually from iatrogenic or medically caused deaths.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.


Natural Diaper Rash Remedy

Diaper rash is a very common problem for many new parents and their babies. This rash makes the skin of your baby irritated, tender, and red. But babies aren’t the only ones that can suffer from diaper rash. Adult diaper rash is on the rise too. In many cases, fungal and yeast infections develop on and under the skin. The good news is there are natural, gentle skin remedies that soothe sensitive skin and aid with diaper rash.

Causes of Diaper Rash and Skin Yeast Infections

Friction caused by rubbing or chafing of a diaper on skin irritates the skin. Additionally, the moisture and waste in stool and urine can irritate or make a problem worse. A heat rash, or prickly heat rash, can occur if the skin underneath the diaper gets too hot. Sensitive skin or atopic dermatitis (eczema) gets agitated much faster under these conditions.

Stool and urine also contain bacteria, yeast, and other toxins that cause skin irritation. If yeast is present, it can inflame the skin or even get underneath the surface and create a skin yeast infection. A fungal infection like this results in red, itchy, cracking skin that swells and becomes scaly. This condition is often caused by the Candida fungus, and it’s known as cutaneous candidiasis.

What To Avoid When Addressing Diaper Rash

There are a lot of diaper rash lotions and ointments out there. When deciding which one to use or if one is being recommended, avoid DMDM hydantoin (a formaldehyde linked to cancer), parabens, and triclosan (a chemical that disrupts hormones). You should also avoid any product with boric acid, phenol, camphor, or benzoin tincture unless otherwise directed by your pediatrician.

Home Remedies for Normal Diaper Rash

Many all-natural products help with diaper rash. Calendula is a plant that can be a good remedy for soothing the skin. Adding baking soda or oatmeal (or both) to a bath also helps reduce skin irritation and encourage healing. Parents also report fresh, raw aloe vera clears up a diaper rash quickly. If possible, preventing diaper rash is best. Change the diapers frequently to prevent stool or urine from prolonged contact with the skin. Using diapers free of chemicals like bleach can prevent skin irritation.

Ozonated Olive Oil Helps Fight Diaper Rash

If a diaper rash does occur, a great natural solution is an ozonated olive oil like O2-Zap®. Olive oil contains a potent antioxidant called hydroxytyrosol (or HT) that helps kill fungus and yeast. [1] Research has shown ozonated olive oil helps control Candida, cleanses a wide range of skin wounds, and delivers oxygen to the affected skin to speed and improve healing time. [2] [3] [4] O2-Zap uses the highest quality of natural, organic ingredients that are safe and non-toxic, helping deliver relief fast.

Let us know what other remedies have worked for you and your loved ones. Leave a comment below.


  1. Zoric N1, Horvat I, Kopjar N, et al. Hydroxytyrosol expresses antifungal activity in vitro. Curr Drug Targets. 2013 Aug;14(9):992-8.
  2. Tara F, Zand-Kargar Z, Rajabi O, Berenji F, Azizi H. Comparing the effect of ozonated olive oil to clotrimazole cream in the treatment of vulvovaginal candidiasis. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. 2012;12(Suppl 1):P196. doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-S1-P196.
  3. Valacchi G1, Fortino V, Bocci V. The dual action of ozone on the skin. Br J Dermatol. 2005 Dec;153(6):1096-100.
  4. Sagai M, Bocci V. Mechanisms of Action Involved in Ozone Therapy: Is healing induced via a mild oxidative stress? Medical Gas Research.2011;1:29. doi:10.1186/2045-9912-1-29.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Home Remedy For Acne And Acne Scars – Ozonated Olive Oil


Although acne may be relatively harmless, the stress that comes with pimples is not. Acne may be known as a teenage affliction, but the fact is 40-50 million Americans suffer from this skin condition at any given time. [1] That’s teenagers, young adults, middle-aged men and women, and even babies (“baby acne” is very common in newborns). Chemical formulations can be of help, but these medications often interfere with hormonal function. Fortunately, many organic skin care products can get rid of pimples and acne scars without you having to develop a heavy toxic burden. Let’s take a look at these natural alternatives.

Causes of Acne

Acne includes anything from blackheads and whiteheads to pustules and cysts. It starts when a pore in your skin gets clogged. If bacteria gets trapped below the blockage, your skin swells, turns into a pink or red spot, and then becomes sensitive. It doesn’t take long before it becomes a whitehead. If it goes deep enough, it can become a cyst. Check out this video of causes and possible solutions to acne.

Why do pores get clogged? The simple answer is dead cells accumulate and trap sebum — the oil your skin produces to stay moisturized. There are, however, other factors that play a role.

Acne often appears at times in your life when you undergo hormonal shifts, like birth, adolescence, and middle age. That’s because hormones adjust sebum production and your skin may produce more oil. Sugary and fatty foods can play a role as they also affect your hormones. You may have heard that you should avoid chocolate or candy to prevent acne. Keep in mind your skin is also an exit path for toxins, so if you’re carrying a heavy toxin load you can be at a higher risk for a disruption to your skin’s natural oil production.

Natural Remedies for Acne

When it comes to acne, it seems you’re advised to deal with it or use harsh chemicals that burn and irritate your skin even more. You don’t need to do that, because there are a number of natural remedies that can produce great results. Keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different, so you may need to try a couple before you find the one that works for you. For the best effect with any of these home remedies, first apply a warm water compress to your face with a towel to encourage your pores to open.

Tea Tree Oil

Also known as melaleuca oil, tea tree oil clears away bacteria, thereby reducing redness and swelling and cleans out pores.

Lemon Juice

Ascorbic acid kills acne-causing bacteria and helps the skin exfoliate and shed those dead skin cells that clog pores, making your skin smooth. It has astringent properties which dries the skin of excess oil, and its antioxidant properties keep your skin healthy.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Here’s another popular home acne remedy that kills bacteria, dries up excess oil, and balances your skin’s pH.

Olive oil

A light application of olive oil delivers vitamins and antioxidants that help your skin regulate oil production, discourages bacterial growth, and reduces infection and swelling.

Get Rid of Acne Scars

Sometimes acne leaves behind faint marks or scars where the acne appeared. Try these popular skin remedies to encourage your skin to heal.

Cocoa Butter

Loaded with fatty acids, it moisturizes and penetrates into your dermis, the deeper second layer of skin, where it nourishes and supports smooth skin.

Vitamin E Oil

Natural skin oils often contain vitamin E to heal and protect your skin. It helps reduce swelling and protects from free radicals and UV rays. Apply to the areas with acne scars, let absorb for 15 minutes, then rinse.

Turmeric and Mint

The antioxidant and soothing properties of turmeric can help keep your skin clean and encourage healing. Mint also helps soothe swollen skin, calms nerves to reduce pain and itchiness, and encourages healing. Combine the two in a blender to create a paste and apply to the acne.

Aloe Vera

What list wouldn’t be complete without Aloe Vera? This natural skin mender moisturizes and nourishes to heal acne scars quickly. Use the juice from a fresh cut aloe vera leaf, or use natural, organic aloe vera juice.

O2-Zap® for Acne and Acne Scars

A simple acne solution for every skin type is an ozonated olive oil like O2-Zap. This salve cleanses, helps remove harmful toxins and free radicals, moisturizes, calms skin, and reduces redness and swelling. Korean researchers have found it’s more effective than olive oil alone. [2] The oxygen delivered by ozonated ointments improves circulation and stimulates cell recovery for faster healing. [3]

That’s what science says about ozonated olive oil, but here’s what my customers said about their experience with O2-Zap ozonated olive oil:o2-zap

“I have acne on my cheeks pretty bad and this has lessened it dramatically.” – Miranda

“I use this 2-3 times a week, and it has really improved my skin.” – Zach Carp

Have you experienced the positive benefits of Ozonated Olive Oil or other natural skin remedies for acne? Share your experience with the community below.


  1. American Academy of Dermatology. Acne: Who gets and causes. American Academy of Dermatology.
  2. Kim HS1, Noh SU, Han YW, et al. Therapeutic effects of topical application of ozone on acute cutaneous wound healing. J Korean Med Sci. 2009 Jun;24(3):368-74. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2009.24.3.368.
  3. Travagli V, Zanardi I, Valacchi G, Bocci V. Ozone and Ozonated Oils in Skin Diseases: A Review. Mediators of Inflammation. 2010;2010:610418. doi:10.1155/2010/610418.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Ginger: 10,000x Stronger Than Chemo (Taxol) In Cancer Research Model


A new study reveals ginger contains a pungent compound that could be up to 10,000 times more effective than conventional chemotherapy in targeting the cancer stem cells at the root of cancer malignancy. 

A new study published in PLoS reveals a pungent component within ginger known as 6-shogaol is superior to conventional chemotherapy in targeting the root cause of breast cancer malignancy: namely, the breast cancer stem cells.

As we have discussed in greater detail in a previous article titled, “Cancer Stem Cells: The Key To Curing Cancer,” cancer stem cells are at the root of a wide range of cancers, not just breast cancer, and are sometimes referred to as “mother cells” because they are responsible for producing all the different “daughter” cell types that makeup the tumor colony. While cancer stem cells only constitute between .2 and 1% of the cells within any given tumor, they have the seeming “immortal” ability to self renew, are capable of continuous differentiation, are resistant to conventional chemotherapeutic agents, and are tumorigenic, i.e. are capable of “splitting off” to create new tumor colonies. Clearly, the cancer stem cells within a tumor must be destroyed if cancer treatment is to affect a lasting cure.

The new study titled, “6-Shogaol Inhibits Breast Cancer Cells and Stem Cell-Like Spheroids by Modulation of Notch Signaling Pathway and Induction of Autophagic Cell Death,” identified powerful anti-cancer stem cell activity in 6-shogaol, a pungent constituent of ginger produced when the root is either dried or cooked. The study also found that the cancer-destroying effects occurred at concentrations that were non-toxic to non-cancerous cells – a crucial difference from conventional cancer treatments that do not exhibit this kind of selective cytotoxicity and therefore can do great harm to the patient.


The authors of the study further affirm these points:

Cancer stem cells pose serious obstacle to cancer therapy as they can be responsible for poor prognosis and tumour relapse. To add into the misery, very few chemotherapeutic compounds show promise to kill these cells. Several researchers have shown that cancer stem cells are resistant to paclitaxel, doxorubicin, 5-fluorouracil, and platinum drugs [8, 16]. CSCs are thus an almost unreachable population in tumours for chemotherapy. Therefore any compound, that shows promise towards cancer stem cells, is a highly desirable step towards cancer treatment and should be followed up for further development.

The researchers identified a variety of ways by which 6-shagoal targets breast cancer:

  • It reduces the expression of CD44/CD24 cancer stem cell surface markers in breast cancer spheroids (3-dimensional cultures of cells modeling stem cell like cancer)
  • It significantly affects the cell cycle, resulting in increased cancer cell death
  • It induces programmed cell death primarily through the induction of autophagy, with apoptosis a secondary inducer
  • It inhibits breast cancer spheroid formation by altering Notch signaling pathway through γ-secretase inhibition.
  • It exhibits cytotoxicity (cell killing properties) against monolayer (1-dimensional cancer model) and spheroid cells (3-dimensional cancer model)

It was in evaluating the last mode of 6-shagoal’s chemotherapeutic activity and comparing it to the activity of the conventional chemotherapeutic agent taxol that the researchers discovered an astounding difference. Whereas taxol exhibited clear cytotoxicity in the one-dimensional (flat) monolayer experimental model, it had virtually no effect on the spheroid model, which is a more “real world” model reflecting the 3-dimensionality of tumors and their stem cell subpopulations. Amazingly, this held true even when the concentration of taxol was increased by four orders of magnitude:

“In contrast [to 6-shagoal], taxol, even though was highly active in monolayer cells, did not show activity against the spheroids even at 10000 fold higher concentration compared to 6-shogoal.”

This is a highly significant finding, as it affirms a common theme in cancer research that acknowledges the primarily role of cancer stem cells: namely, while conventional techniques like surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are effective at reducing a tumor’s size, sometimes to the point where it is “debulked,” burned,” or “poisoned” out of the body even below the threshold of re-detection, the appearance of “winning the battle” often comes at a steep price, as ultimately the cancer stem cell population regrows the tumors, now with increased vengeance and metastastic invasiveness, resulting in the cancer “winning the war.”

The monolayer model, which does not account for the complex immunity of actual cancer stem-cell based tumors against chemoagents like taxol, represents the old preclinical model of testing cancer treatments. The spheroid model, on the other hand, clearly shows that even 10,000 times higher concentrations of taxol are not capable of beating this ginger component at selectively targeting the root cause of the tumor malignancy.


In their concluding remarks, the authors point out a hugely important distinction between natural anti-cancer agents and conventional ones that have only been introduced in the past half century or so, namely, “Dietary compounds are welcome options for human diseases due to their time-tested acceptability by human bodies.”  

Unlike modern synthetically produced and patented chemicals, ginger, curcumin, green tea, and hundreds of other compounds naturally found in the human diet, have been “time-tested” as acceptable to the human body in the largest and longest running “clinical trials” known: the tens of thousands of years of direct human experience, spanning thousands of different cultures from around the world, that constitute human prehistory. These experientially-based “trials” are validated not by RCTs, or a peer-reviewed publication process, but by the fact that we all made it through this incalculably vast span of time to be alive here today. Consider also that if our ancestors made the wrong dietary choice by simply mistaking an edible berry for a poisonous one, the consequences could be deadly. This places even greater emphasis on how the “time testing” of dietary compounds was not an academic but a life-death affair, and by implication, how the information contained within various cultural traditions as “recipes” passed down from generation to generation are “epigenetic inheritance systems” no less important to our health and optimal gene expression as the DNA in our own bodies.

Ultimately, this new study adds to a growing body of research indicating that cancer stem cell targeting approaches using natural substances present in the human diet for thousands of years are far superior chemotherapy and radiation, both of which actually increase the relative populations of cancer stem cells versus non-tumorigenic ones. For further reading on ginger’s anti-cancer properties, consult our Ginger Research database. Also, you can use our Cancer Research Health Guide for thousands of studies and articles about natural healing approaches for cancer.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Curry Dilates Arteries With One Serving


Did you know that a single culinary serving of spices in the form of curry can dilate your arteries, preventing the cardiovascular harms associated with eating common foods?

While spices are thought of mainly as culinary agents for the aesthetical enhancement of the flavor of food, they are also powerful medicinal agents, and in certain respects may actually mitigate the harms of things we like to eat that may not be as good for us as their pleasurable tastes and textures would have us believe.

nutrition-journalA recent study published in Nutrition Journal titled, “A single consumption of curry improved postprandial endothelial function in healthy male subjects: a randomized, controlled crossover trial,” brought home exactly this point. Moreover, it reveals that certain culinary formulas, sometimes handed down through countless generations, may have indispensable value for our health. Interestingly, we find this concept echoed in the word recipe itself, whose first recorded use in Mid 16-century French literally means “medical prescription.”

A curry is essentially a blend of various spices used as a sauce in dishes, and in the case of this study’s tested formula, a traditional Japanese combination was used containing the following 8 herbs:  Clove, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, onion, red pepper, turmeric. [Note: click the hyperlinks of the preceding 8 herbs to view the extensive database of healing properties we have amassed on each one]  Interesting, Japanese curry was actually introduced to Japan by the British during the Meiji period (1868–1912) when India was still under colonial rule, making it a “Western” influence there, even though it ultimately originated in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

In the study, researchers tested 14 healthy male subjects with an average age of 45 years, who were given either a single serving of curry meal or spice-free control meal (180 g of curry or control and 200 g of cooked rice; approximately 500 kcal in total). Researchers then tested what happened to the blood vessels of subjects before and consuming either meal.


A variety of Indian curries. Image Source: Wikicommons.

Based on post-meal measurements of the ability of blood to pass through the blood vessels (postprandial flow-mediated vasodilation (FMD)) and other parameters, clearly the consumption of curry increased the blood flow through the blood vessels (increased FMD), whereas the consumption of the curry-free control meal resulted in a decrease in blood flow (decreased FMD). More specifically, the results were reported as follows:

The consumption of the control meal decreased FMD from 5.8 ± 2.4% to 5.1 ± 2.3% (P = 0.039). On the other hand, the consumption of the curry meal increased FMD from 5.2 ± 2.5% to 6.6 ± 2.0% (P = 0.001), and the postprandial FMD after the curry meal was higher than that after the control meal (P = 0.002). Presence of spices in the curry did not alter significantly the systemic and forearm hemodynamics, or any biochemical parameters including oxidative stress markers measured.”

The researchers concluded that curry prevented the negative effects of the meal upon post-meal “endothelial function,” that is, it prevented the inner lining (endothelium) of the blood vessels from contracting and inhibiting the normal flow of blood throughout the cardiovascular system. They surmised that the antioxidant activity of the spices likely are responsible for the observed positive outcomes, possibly through blunting the post-meal increases in blood sugar and/or oxidative stress. They summarized their findings:

Curry consumption ameliorates postprandial endothelial dysfunction and may be beneficial for preventing cardiovascular events. Lifestyle-related diseases such as atherosclerosis and diabetes mellitus have become serious health problems in the modern world. Curry may be helpful in the fight against those lifestyle-related diseases.”

The reason why this finding is highly relevant to concerns about cardiovascular function is because atherosclerosis — the so-called “hardening of the arteries” — takes decades to develop within the system, often completely without symptoms, and one of the characteristic predisposing features of this pathological process is endothelial dysfunction, often starting with the inability of the blood vessels to fully relax when confronted with any number of stressors – dietary incompatibilities (e.g. wheat) and deficiencies (e.g. magnesium), environmental (e.g. smoking), infectious (e.g. periodontal pathogens), and psychological (e.g. stress) — and resultant damage incurred by them. You can see a more extensive list of nutritional approaches to keeping your arteries healthy here.

Imagine what would happen if we could address endothelial dysfunction decades before it progresses into atherosclerosis?  Since heart disease is the #1 killer, worldwide, adding certain medicinal spices to the diet could perhaps help to neutralize the cardiotoxic and highly lethal disease vector which is the standard Western diet. We’ve reported, previously, on how something so simple as adding fresh avocado to a traditional American hamburger completely ameliorates the artery-contracting properties of this typical meal. It is amazing when you consider all of the edible things now studied which are capable of ameliorating endothelial dysfunction. You can peruse the Endothelial Dysfunction page on’s healing substances database and find over 90 substances that may help with this goal.


Take a look at the 1700 studies on turmeric’s health benefits on our database.

Consider, also, that some of the spices in curry, such as turmeric, and which features almost universally in all the different cultural variations, have themselves been studied individually to have powerful cardiovascular benefits. Turmeric extract, for instance, was found to confer health benefits to the cardiovascular system as powerful as exercise. Garlic has been found to clear the arteries of plaque and to have blood-pressure lowering properties in hypertensive patients about as potent as pharmaceutical drugs.  You can learn more by looking at the over 1,000 studies we have indexed on the therapeutic potential of dozens of culinary herbs and spices here.

The beauty, however, is that culinary combinations of herbs often require lower doses than are typically used in the context of traditional herbal medicine. In fact, recent research on the spice rosemary known by poets and herbalists for centuries to be “for remembrance,” shows that lower culinary doses are much more effective than larger ‘pharmacologic’ doses for boosting cognition. Less can be more, and with the possibility of synergistic combinations, even lower amounts are needed to obtain a beneficial effect, especially when the purpose is to prevent disease, rather than just treat it after the fact with an aggressive ’emergency care’ model typical of allopathic approaches. Also, for those who do not like “spicy food,” consider drinking spices like turmeric by preparing beverage called “Turmeric Milk.” Check out this DIY recipe here.

Also, consider that the quality of the spices you consume may make all the difference to your health. It is a underreported fact that many of the spices available on the shelf in the U.S. today are irradiated with massive doses of gamma radiation, in a process euphemistically called “cold-pasteurization.” Read my article on the topic, “The Invisible Nuclear Threat Within Non-Organic Food,” to learn more. Suffice it to say, unless it is certified organic, or wild-harvested, it may actually be harmful to your health.

Finally, another useful culinary hack you can employ to reduce white rice’s potential toxicity is to cook it with coconut. It will significantly reduce both the caloric content and blood-sugar elevating properties of the dish if you do so. Learn more by reading: Coconut Oil May Reduce White Rice Calories 50-60%.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Natural Remedies To Get Rid Of Gingivitis

Oil Pulling

According to the CDC Division of Oral Health, nearly 50% of American adults and more than 70% over the age of 65 suffer from gum disease, also known as periodontitis or periodontal disease. Gum pain and the effect it has on eating aren’t the only concerns. Studies have shown gum disease is linked to heart and vascular disease. But, there’s good news! You can effectively support your oral health at home and avoid suffering from gum disease.

Symptoms of Gum Disease

Red, swollen gums, or gingivitis, is commonly the first symptom. You may know this condition by the very sensitive, sore gums that may bleed when you brush and floss your teeth. Constant bad breath or a bad taste in your mouth may also indicate periodontal disease. Symptoms of full onset of gum disease include pain while chewing, gums pulling away from your teeth, pus between your gums and teeth, or a loose tooth or teeth.

Causes of Gum Disease and Gingivitis

Poor dental hygiene is the number one factor that leads to gum disease. It allows bacterial growth in your mouth, and while some bacteria are friendly, many are not. Most of the sugar-loaded, processed foods we eat encourage the growth of these ‘bad’ bacteria in the plaque that forms between your teeth and gums. Without proper brushing and flossing, the bacteria can cause inflammation and if left untreated, it can lead to the erosion of the gum tissue and bone in your jaw.

While oral hygiene is the number one determining factor for gum health, some conditions may increase the risk. Hormonal changes, like those during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause can increase gum sensitivity. The high blood sugar of diabetes weakens the immune system and allows bad bacteria to take hold. Smoking damages gum tissue reducing its ability to recover. And if your family has a history of gum disease, you may be genetically inclined to it, but that doesn’t mean you’ll get it; you just need to take care of your teeth and gums. It may be possible to reduce the risk of serious diseases simply by approaching your gum health.

Natural Home Remedies for Gum Health

Natural home remedies have healed gum disease for centuries. Here are five simple ways to avoid periodontal disease you can start using today:

Salt Water

Salt water kills bacteria and cleanses the infected area of the gums. Mix 1 Tbsp of sea salt in a cup of warm water. Swish it around in your mouth for a minute or two and then spit it out.


The anti-inflammatory and cleansing properties of sage have made it a home remedy for centuries. Chop up a fresh sage leaf or take a pinch of dried sage, rub it on the infected area of your gum and then pack it on the infected area. Leave it for 2-3 minutes. Mix in sea salt with the sage for additional cleaning.


The curcumin in turmeric possesses powerful anti-inflammatory effects and turmeric also has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. This cleanses the wound and encourages healing. Combine turmeric powder with water or mash up some fresh turmeric root. Brush this paste onto your teeth and gums with a soft toothbrush.

Oil Pulling

Oil pulling is an ancient technique has been used for centuries to keep the teeth and gums healthy. It uses oil to cleanse infected areas and help the gums heal. Take a tablespoon of sesame, coconut, or sunflower oil and swish it around your mouth for a couple minutes, focusing on the infected gum. Spit out (do not swallow!) and rinse immediately with warm water.

Baking Soda

This may be the simplest preventative solution around. You could use a baking soda paste regularly instead of toothpaste, but be careful–baking soda is highly abrasive and should be used gently in combination with olive oil. If your gums do get infected, rather than brushing it on, make a paste of baking soda and water and apply it to your gums. Do this for 2 minutes, two to three times a week.

Ozonated Olive Oil Boosts Oral Health

In some cases, unhealthy gums may need a more powerful response and ozonated olive oil can deliver powerful healing right at your home. [1] Olive oil helps clean and supply essential vitamins to the gums, and studies show topically applied ozone acts fast to improve wound healing and gum injuries without side effects. [2] [3] Research finds it is effective against swollen gums and the bleeding gums. In one clinical trial, patients using ozonated oil healed “significantly” faster than the control group that used normal healing protocols. [4] And take it from one of my clients, ozonated oil works!

“Great for my gums! Dentist told me I had the gums of a 60 year old (I’m 31). I started swishing with O2-Zap® after brushing my teeth and my gums are getting healthier. This stuff is now part of my dental regimen. Thanks!” – Ben

Here’s how to use an ozonated olive oil like O2-Zap®.

  1. First, brush gently with a soft toothbrush and non-fluoride toothpaste.
  2. Next, take the time to floss thoroughly by flossing each side of the tooth down to the gum line to remove plaque and debris.
  3. Finally, massage the gums gently with ozonated olive oil for 10 minutes.
  4. Additionally, brush your teeth with ozonated olive oil as a supplementary approach.

Follow these steps to experience healthier gums and improved oral health. Have you used ozonated olive oil? Share your experience with us!


  1. Mohammadi Z1, Shalavi S, Soltani MK, Asgary S. review of the properties and applications of ozone in endodontics: an update. Iran Endod J. 2013 Spring;8(2):40-3. Epub 2013 May 1.
  2. Patel PV1, Patel A, Kumar S, Holmes JC. Effect of subgingival application of topical ozonated olive oil in the treatment of chronic periodontitis: a randomized, controlled, double blind, clinical and microbiological study. Minerva Stomatol. 2012 Sep;61(9):381-98.
  3. M.Y.M. Shoukheba, Sh.A. Ali. The effects of subgingival application of ozonated olive oil gel in patient with localized aggressive periodontitis. A clinical and bacteriological study. Other info.
  4. Patel PV1, Kumar S, Vidya GD, et al. Cytological assessment of healing palatal donor site wounds and grafted gingival wounds after application of ozonated oil: an eighteen-month randomized controlled clinical trial. Acta Cytol. 2012;56(3):277-84. doi: 10.1159/000336889. Epub 2012 Apr 26.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Confirmed: Snake Oil Works Better Than Pharmaceuticals


For many centuries, the Chinese used snake oil as a treatment for joint pain, arthritis, and bursitis. They brought this folk remedy with them when they arrived in the US in the mid-1800’s to build the Transcontinental Railroad. That was backbreaking work. Synthetic pain-killers such as aspirin were not yet freely available. When the Chinese workers offered their remedy to Westerners as a palliative it was likely perceived to be a “primitive” form of “quackery” by the medical experts of that time. This is one probable origin of the derogatory meaning of the word “snake oil.”

The ironic thing about modern pharmaceutical “snake oil,” i.e. petrochemical-derived and patented synthetic chemicals, is that they often have considerably less value than a placebo, and in certain cases may not even compare in therapeutic value to actual snake oil.

To prove the point, below are listed four remarkable studies, as cited on the National Library of Medicine’s bibliographic database known as Medline, referring to the potential therapeutic properties of sea snake and boa constrictor lipids — snake oil! — for inflammation and infection……

Boa constrictor oil has potent anti-inflammatory and significant antimicrobial activity against S. aureus and S. pyrogenes.

Pubmed Data : 1: Acta Pol Pharm. 2008 Jul-Aug;65(4):477-80.

Study Type : Human Study

Erabu sea snake oil has a beneficial effect on plasma glucose in diabetic mice.

Pubmed Data : 1: Ann Nutr Metab. 2006;50(5):425-32. Epub 2006 Jul 17.

Study Type : Animal Study

Erabu sea snake oil improves the swimming endurance of aged mice by attenuating lactate production and enhancing lactate clearance.

Pubmed Data : 1: J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2007 Dec;53(6):476-81.

Study Type : Animal Study

Additional Links

Substances : Snake Lipids : CK(15) : AC(4)

The fat from the boa constrictor has an inhibitor effect on keloid and normal dermal fibroblasts, which may contribute to the inhibition of scarring.

Pubmed Data : 1: Br J Plast Surg. 1990 Mar;43(2):183-6.

Study Type : In Vitro Study


We don’t, of course, advocate consuming snake oil when other powerful, natural, and far more accessible anti-inflammatory fats are available from less sentient sources: flaxseed oil, for instance. Or, if you are really interested in the topic, here are 223 natural substances with demonstrable anti-inflammatory activity, many of which are foods, nutrients, spices and herbs.

The point here is that when age-old invectives like “snake-oil” are hurled at those advocating natural approaches to healing by those who would claim synthetic chemicals are the only “real” or evidence-based alternatives, the “insult” itself reveals a subconscious acknowledgement that practically all things produced by Nature have medicinal value.

Let’s look closer at another example of purported “snake oil”: the traditional practice among the Maori and Chinese of eating earthworms to settle an upset stomach. Long considered an obscene, disgusting, “folk medicine” practice, these 3 scientific studies tell quite a different story:

Earthworm paste has antioxidant and antiulcer properties superior to the drug ranitidine.

Pubmed Data : Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2007 Jan-Feb;11(1):9-15.

Study Type : Animal Study

Earthworm paste has gastroprotective properties and is superior to the drug ranitidine in preventing experimentally induced gastric ulcer.

Pubmed Data : Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci. 2010 Mar;14(3):171-6.

Study Type : Animal Study

Earthworm powder has antioxidant and hepatoprotective properties against alcohol-induced toxicity in rats.

Study Type : Animal Study

In the first two studies, earthworms are shown superior to Ranitidine as an anti-ulcer, gastroprotective agent. Ranitidine is a chemical which blocks the H2-histamine receptors in the parietal cells in the stomach that produce hydrochloric acid, and is sold under the trade name Zantac. Until Zantac lost its patent in 1997, global sales reached 1.6 billion dollars annually. And yet despite these blockbuster sales, its value as a “medicine” compares poorly to the consumption of creatures that live beneath our feet, and who also, incidentally, make possible all the food we consume through their indispensable role in producing fecund soil.

So which is the “snake-oil,” the infatuated object of “quackery”? Synthetic chemicals excreted by a vast petrochemical-medical-industrial complex, and re-purposed and repackaged to the consumer as “medicines”? Or, natural substances and organisms traditionally used as food-medicines, sometimes for thousands of years before the advent of modern, scientism- and drug-driven medicine?

Just for the record, I won’t be eating worms any time soon. But given the choice between a chemical, with no biological or evolutionary precedent in my body, and an earthworm or sip of actual snake oil, I will gladly choose the latter.

Be sure to check out the other 40 instances of research showing Science confirming Traditional Medicine from around the world.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of

Sayer Ji  is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

How To Get Rid Of Sunburn And Sunspots – Ozonated Olive Oil

Man with a sunburn

Few experiences are as relaxing as getting out for a walk or a trip to the beach on a bright, sunny day. But despite our best intentions, it is common to suffer from a painful, itchy sunburn. Effective protection against ultraviolet (UV) exposure requires knowledge of what to look for in sunscreens. Without effective protection, sunspots are a very common result of skin damaged by overexposure to the sun’s rays. So, here are facts and natural remedies you can use to soothe your skin and help with the discoloration that excess UV exposure causes.

8 Facts About Sunburn and Skin Sunspots

Here’s some facts about sunburn and skin sunspots that you may need to know in order to avoid their occurrence:

Damage Occurs From UVA and UVB

There are two bands of ultraviolet radiation that affect your skin – UVA (Ultraviolet A) and UVB (Ultraviolet B). When buying sunscreen, look for labels that indicate protection from both UVB and UVA rays. Generally, most sunscreens that include the term “broad-spectrum protection” offer defense against both.

UVB Rays May Be Good For You

UVB rays are also known as the ‘tanning’ rays. In the right amount, they’re good for you as they penetrate into your epidermis, the top layer of skin, to stimulate vitamin D production and produce melanin, the skin pigment that tans and protects your skin.

Excessive Ray Exposure Leads to Damage

Get too much UVB and you get sunburned. Frequent burning does more than make you blister and peel. It can lead to squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, two of the most common forms of skin cancer.

UVA Rays Are the Most Damaging

UVA rays penetrate deep into your dermis, or lower layer of skin, and overexposure has been linked to the deadly form of skin cancer melanoma.

Know SPF Language

SPF tells you how much longer your skin will take to burn. An SPF 20 sunscreen takes 20 times longer to redden than skin without sunscreen.

Be Discriminatory Toward Certain Sunscreens

Avoid sunscreens that contain toxic chemicals, such as: Avobenzone, Fragrance, Oxybenzone, Parabens, Vitamin A in the form of retinyl palmitate (when exposed to UV rays, it releases skin-damaging free radicals).

Look for Sunspots

Sunspots occur on areas of skin regularly exposed to the sun and may appear darker or lighter than your normal skin tone. They can also be flat or raised, may cause a slight itching, and can have a scaly appearance.

Be Aware of Blisters

Blisters are a sign of severe skin damage. These can be carefully drained, but do not peel the skin off to avoid infections and further discomfort.

Natural Sunburn Relief and Remedies

The following natural home remedies offer excellent relief for sunburned skin.

Aloe Vera calms burns and soothes skin. You can find fresh aloe vera gel at most health food stores or right off the aloe vera plant in your home. Apply the gel to your skin before and after peeling as this will encourage faster burn healing. It also helps heal sunspots on your skin by encouraging cell regeneration.

Coconut Oil contains fatty acids that moisturize your skin, plus it contains vitamin E that helps repair and nourish your skin.

Milk, like coconut oil, has fatty acids that act as a moisturizer. It also cools your skin affected by sunburn and lightens sunspots. Take a gauze pad, dip it in milk, and dab it directly on your burnt skin or the sunspot you want to heal.

Sandalwood and turmeric paste is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for burnt and inflamed skin. To use this salve, combine equal amounts of these herbs together with a little cool water to form a paste. Apply to your sunburn for 15-20 minutes, then remove and clean the area with cool, clean water.

Witch hazel is an astringent that delivers extended relief from inflammation. Apply often by dipping gauze or cotton balls into the liquid and wiping onto the affected skin.

Soothe Your Skin with Ozonated Olive Oil

A great remedy to boost the healing process of sunburns is ozonated olive oil. Olive oil improves the speed of burn healing and it has antibacterial properties that help keep wounds clean. [1] [2] Ozonated olive oil like O2-Zap® delivers both olive oil and oxygen to the skin. This combination calms nerves and reduces the swelling and redness of a sunburn as the oil and oxygen stimulate growth of skin cells for faster healing. Here’s what a couple of my customers have said:

“I use it as a night cream daily; for quicker healing of wounds due to improved circulation, on sunspots and sun damaged skin.” – Hilda

“After nearly a month of daily usage, her skin lightened, evened out, and the sun damage spotting on her upper cheeks have faded.” – Tasia

Do you have experience using ozonated olive oil or other natural remedies for sunspots or sunburns? Share your thoughts with the community below.


  1. Najmi M1, Vahdat Shariatpanahi Z2, Tolouei M3, Amiri Z4. Effect of oral olive oil on healing of 10-20% total body surface area burn wounds in hospitalized patients. Burns. 2015 May;41(3):493-6. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2014.08.010.
  2. Edraki M1, Akbarzadeh A, Hosseinzadeh M, et al. Healing effect of sea buckthorn, olive oil, and their mixture on full-thickness burn wounds. Adv Skin Wound Care. 2014 Jul;27(7):317-23. doi: 10.1097/01.ASW.0000451061.85540.f9.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Eating Black Sesame May Slash Heart Disease Risk


Blood pressure is a major focus of cardiovascular disease prevention, but the blood pressure lowering drugs may actually increase mortality. We need food-based drug alternatives now more than ever, and black sesame may be the perfect candidate. 

There is no denying heart disease is a huge concern in the modern world. It is indisputable that your chance of dying from cardiovascular disease is greater than any other cause. But modern medicine fixates on suppressing proxy markers of risk, such as cholesterol and blood pressure levels, with drugs, instead of identifying and resolving the actual underlying causes of this global health epidemic.

In the case of high blood pressure (hypertension), the drugs themselves (e.g. beta blockers, ace inhibitors, calcium channel blockers) may actually raise the risk of mortality. This was famously demonstrated in a 2010 study published in JAMA. Diabetics treated with blood pressure lowering drugs and who maintained tight blood pressure control (systolic BP at less than 130 mm Hg) had increased mortality compared to those on the less restrictive blood pressure control (systolic at less than 140 MM Hg).

Clearly, this outcome does not bode well for those who are aggressively pressured into taking blood pressure medications as a “preventive measure.” Indeed, hypertension is largely a symptom of pathological changes like endothelial dysfunction within the blood vessels. Treating the symptom — elevated BP numbers — like it is the disease itself is wrong minded, and rarely does anything to change the underlying problem; indeed, it may worsen the problem.

Today, it is common for relatively symptomless populations to be screened for hypertension, leading to millions of diagnoses and subsequent prescriptions. But things may be getting worse. Back in 2003, the questionable entity known as prehypertension was introduced (a “condition” of having blood pressure between 120/80 mmHg and 139/89 mmHg, considered an indication of risk for hypertension). That year, The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC-7) revised its classifications of high blood pressure (BP) to include “prehypertension.”1 Yet, this category was formerly covered by both the “normal” and “borderline” groups, and since then, it has been suggested that some forms of prehypertension be treated with medication.This reminds us of the WHO’s decision to reify “osteopenia” or “pre-osteoperosis” as a disease entity, resulting in the manufacture of tens of thousands of highly misleading diagnoses, despite the fact that it is not an evidence-based categorization.

Food Is Medicine When Treating Blood Pressure Disorders

Given the danger of being overdiagnosed and overtreated with blood pressure medications that may be cardiotoxic, not to mention carcinogenic, why not use food-based solutions that improve blood pressure that are not only time-tested, safe, affordable, easily accessible, but also delicious?

At we have indexed a remarkably broad range of natural substances — 153 presently indexed on our Hypertension database — that can prevent and/or reduce elevated blood pressure. Some of these are as familiar as oats, garlic, whey, watermelon, coenzyme Q10, cocoa, and the amino acid arginine. You’ll also find there 20 Therapeutic actions such exercise, yoga, aromatherapy that help with hypertension. Of course, our database also focuses on avoidable causes, such as over 30 problem substances that can worsen hypertension like fructose and NSAID pain-killers. Did you know, for instance, that sugar — not salt — is a bigger threat to blood pressure?

The good news is that this is only the tip of the research iceberg. Over the course of the past five years alone, an ever-increasing body of research has accumulated showing that relatively simply dietary modifications can prevent health problems like prehypertension from worsening to the point where pharmaceutical intervention will be recommended, or deemed necessary.

Only Half A Teaspoon of Black Sesame A Day for A Month Reverses “Pre-Hypertension”

For instance, a study published in 2011 in Nutrition Journal titled, “Antihypertensive and antioxidant effects of dietary black sesame meal in pre-hypertensive humans,” found that in those diagnosed prehypertension, simply giving them 2.52 grams of black sesame meal (that’s less than half a teaspoon)  in capsules each day for 4 weeks resulted in significant reductions of systolic blood pressure compared to the placebo group. The study method was described as follows:

Twenty-two women and eight men (aged 49.8 ± 6.6 years) with prehypertension were randomly divided into two groups, 15 subjects per group. They ingested 2.52 g black sesame meal capsules or placebo capsules each day for 4 weeks. Blood samples were obtained after overnight fasting for measurement of plasma lipid, malondialdehyde (MDA) and vitamin E levels. Anthropometry, body composition and BP were measured before and after 4-week administration of black sesame meal or a placebo.”

For those wondering, malondialedhyde (MDA) levels are are indicator of the amount of oxidative stress occurring in the body. The results were remarkable, showing that participants went from an average systolic blood pressure of 129.3, which is less than a point shy of the official definition of hypertensive (130-140), down to an average of 121.0, which is only a little over a point into the technical definition of prehypertension (120-129). The more detailed results were reported as follows:

The results showed that 4-week administration of black sesame meal significantly decreased systolic BP (129.3 ± 6.8 vs. 121.0 ± 9.0 mmHg, P < 0.05) and MDA level (1.8 ± 0.6 vs. 1.2 ± 0.6 μmol/L, P < 0.05), and increased vitamin E level (29.4 ± 6.0 vs. 38.2 ± 7.8 μmol/L, P < 0.01). In the black sesame meal group, the change in SBP tended to be positively related to the change in MDA (R = 0.50, P = 0.05), while the change in DBP was negatively related to the change in vitamin E (R = -0.55, P < 0.05). There were no correlations between changes in BP and oxidative stress in the control group.”

As you can see, in the black sesame intervention group a relationship was identified between the systolic blood pressure and the improvement oxidative stress status in the body (measured by the reduced MDA level). Presumably, the black sesame’s antioxidant properties are positively modulating the structure/function of the blood vessels and the hemodynamics of the blood itself, which helped to reduce the blood pressure.

The researchers of the study concluded:

These results suggest the possible antihypertensive effects of black sesame meal on improving antioxidant status and decreasing oxidant stress. These data may imply a beneficial effect of black sesame meal on prevention of CVD.”

You can actually read more about the study and implications in a report done by our naturopath contributor Case Adams here: Black Sesame Seed Reduces High Blood Pressure Also, consider that black sesame likely possesses many if not all of the same health benefits identified within regular sesame, which include about 90 health benefits, and which you can look at here on our sesame seed database. The difference, of course, is that black sesame seed is pigmented. This melanin-like substance known as allomelanin has potent antioxidant and healing properties which may also explain why black seed (nigella sativa) has been found to have such profound healing properties, and known in ancient times within the Islamic tradition as the “remedy for everything but death.”

Kitchen Cupboard Life-Savers You Should Know About

It is amazing to think that such a simple intervention with food can have such a powerful effect on reducing one of the primary risk factors linked to premature death in the developed world. This is not the only example! Take a glance below at some of the other foods we have reported on that have been validated clinically to significantly impact the risk of dying from some of today’s most common causes:

Looking for more? Check out our Healing Foods research feed.

Let’s face it. Modern Western medicine’s founding father Hippocrates was right all along: “Let Food Be Thy Medicine”!


1The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure: the JNC 7 report. Chobanian AV, Bakris GL, Black HR, Cushman WC, Green LA, Izzo JL Jr, Jones DW, Materson BJ, Oparil S, Wright JT Jr, Roccella EJ, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, National High Blood Pressure Education Program Coordinating Committee JAMA. 2003 May 21; 289(19):2560-72. [PubMed]

2 Cardiovasc Ther. 2010 Dec;28(6):339-43. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-5922.2010.00167.x. Prehypertension: the rationale for early drug therapy. Fuchs FD1.

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Sayer Ji  is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.

Western Medicine Is Rockefeller Medicine – All The Way


Western medicine has some good points, for sure, and is great in an emergency, but it’s high time people realized that today’s mainstream medicine (western medicine or allopathy), with its focus on drugs, radiation and surgery, is at its foundation a Rockefeller creation. The Rockefellers, of course, are one of the most rich and powerful families of the elite black nobility. Behind their spurious façade of philanthropy, they are power-hungry tyrants intent on owning the entire world, and depopulating it through eugenics-based programs like forced sterilization, water fluoridation, abortions and vaccinations. They have either majorly or fully created (and still dominate) the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, Planned Parenthood and many, many other organizations that either rule the world or influence culture to a large extent.

Despite the dominance of western medicine nowadays, even just 100 years ago the situation was very different, so it’s worthwhile casting our minds back to how the we got to this place. How did western medicine and the giant conglomerate of multinational pharmaceutical corporations (“Big Pharma”) become the mainstream medical system in the US and other first world nations? And what alternatives are there?

Petroleum Drugs

Let’s go back in time to the late 1800s. John D. Rockefeller, a man quoted to have said “competition is sin”, is the head of the Rockefeller family and has just become very rich through extracting oil from the ground. Now he is looking for ways to capitalize even further with his oil, and he comes across the idea of using coal tar – a petroleum derivative – to make substances that affect the human mind, body and nervous system. These are called drugs, and they are excellent at masking or stopping symptoms, but overall do not cure the underlying cause of a disease.

Like other elite leaders of the New World Order who fit the description of an “evil genius” – those high on intellect and low on compassion – Rockefeller used his oil money to buy out part of the massive German pharmaceutical cartel, I.G. Farben. This was the very same cartel that would later assist Hitler to implement his eugenics-based vision of a New World Order founded on racial supremacy, by manufacturing chemicals and poisons for war. With the control of drug manufacturing under his wings, Rockefeller then embarked on a decidedly wicked plan – wicked from the point of view of a free and healthy humanity, but brilliant from a business perspective.

Destroying any Competition to Western Medicine

Rockefeller saw that there were many types of doctors and healing modalities in existence at that time, from chiropractry to naturopathy to homeopathy to holistic medicine to herbal medicine and more. He wanted to eliminate the competitors of western medicine (the only modality which would propose drugs and radiation as treatment, thus enriching Rockefeller who owned the means to produce these treatments), so he hired a man called Abraham Flexner to submit a report to Congress in 1910. This report “concluded” that there were too many doctors and medical schools in America, and that all the natural healing modalities which had existed for hundreds or thousands of years were unscientific quackery. It called for the standardization of medical education, whereby only the allopathic-based AMA be allowed to grant medical school licenses in the US.

Sadly, Congress acted upon the conclusions and made them law. Incredibly, allopathy became the standard mainstream modality, even though its 3 main methods of treatment in the 1800s had been blood-letting, surgery and the injection of toxic heavy metals like lead and mercury to supposedly displace disease! It should be noted that hemp was also demonized and criminalized not long after this, not because there is anything dangerous about it, but because it was a huge threat (as both medicine and fuel) to the Rockefeller drug and oil industries, respectively.

The Rockefeller and Carnegie Tax-Exempt Foundations for “Efficient” Philanthropy

The story doesn’t stop there. Rockefeller and another elite leader Carnegie used their tax-exempt Foundations, from 1913 on, to offer huge grants to the best medical schools all over America – on the proviso that only an allopathic-based curriculum be taught, and that some of their agents be allowed to sit on the Board of Directors. They called this “efficient” philanthropy, which, when through the Orwellian translation unit, means they wanted a return on their investment. They systematically dismantled the curricula of these schools by removing any mention of the natural healing power of herbs and plants, or of the importance of diet to health. The result is a system which to this day churns out doctors who are, almost always, utterly clueless about nutrition and disregard the idea that what you eat can actually heal or hurt you.

A couple of decades after this, another law was passed that further entrenched western medicine in America. The Hill-Burton Act of 1946 gave hospitals grants for construction and modernization, on the condition they provide free healthcare to anyone in need, without discrimination of any kind. Although there were good sides to this, the downside was that once people had become dependent on this system for their healthcare needs – especially those on pharmaceutical pills which need to be taken day after day without end – the system switched into a paid system, and the Rockefellers found themselves with new lifelong customers.

The bitter truth is that, in general, when you go to your Western doctor, you are seen as a potential market for the medical factory’s products. For Big Pharma, there is no financial incentive to heal you, because a patient cured is a customer lost. Even if you are not sick, Big Pharma is still targeting you, trying to convince you that you are ill (e.g. with psychiatry’s ridiculous list of fictitious diseases, many of them fake) so that you will try its latest pill. Pregnant women who go to the doctor are treated like this, and peddled intravenous fluid bags, fetal monitors, ultrasound (radiation for a vulnerable baby), a host of drugs, the totally unnecessary episiotomy, and – to top it all off – the Caesarean delivery!

Bio-Piracy: The Business Model of Western Medicine’s Big Pharma Cartel

Remember, all these synthetic drugs are isolates. Many are derived from plant compounds, but because Nature cannot be patented and sold, Big Pharma has no interest in natural cures. What they do instead is engage in bio-piracy – research natural compounds, copy them (or modify them slightly) in a lab, then try to steal and patent them. If they get a patent, they then market their pill as a wonder drug while simultaneously (through fake scientific research) suppress and criticize the original plant as being worthless, so you won’t go to the source of the cure. Ironically, guess what type of medicine John D. Rockefeller used and the British Royal Family still uses? Homeopathy!

Modern western medicine seems to have lost the supposed point of its existence: healing people. In his revealing book “Confessions of a Medical Heretic“, Dr. Robert Mendolsohn quotes an article entitled “Cleveland’s Marvelous Medical Factory” which boasted of the Cleveland Clinic’s “accomplishments last year: 2,980 open-heart operations, 1.3 million laboratory tests, 73,320 electrocardiograms, 7,770 full-body x-ray scans, 24,368 surgical procedures.” Seems fancy, yet none of these procedures has been proven to have anything to do with maintaining or restoring health. When people get screened for a disease, they are being subjected to dangerous radiation (more money for the Rockefellers) which harms tissue and can end up causing the exact disease it is supposed to be protecting against – as happens daily with the mammogram scam, designed to drum up new breast cancer clients.

Rockefeller Philanthropy is Social Control

The Rockefellers and other elites use philanthropy as a tool for control. It’s social engineering with a nice PR sheen. A free lunch is not really free, whether private (Rockefeller-style western medicine) or public/governmental (Obama-style socialized medicine), because even if you get something at no cost, you are required to give up your data and your privacy. They want you dependent on their system – then they’ll raise the rates once you’re trapped.

This is big business – and it’s also a big killer. Dr. Barbara Starfield published a study in the year 2000 that found that there were 225,000 iatrogenic (allopathic doctor caused) deaths in the US every year. However, this was only counting direct deaths; when you factor in all indirect deaths, as Dr. Gary Null did in 2011 in his report Death by Medicine, the figure is closer to 784,000 per year! That’s 7.8 million people dead from western medicine every 10 years!

Null concluded: “It is evident that the American medical system is the leading cause of death and injury in the United States …”

Whenever a lot of people die in a staged false flag attack (like 3000 people on 9/11) or in a staged mind control shooting (like 50 or so people) we hear all about it on the media. Yet between 616 and 2147 Americans are dying every day from Rockefeller Western medicine, and we don’t hear a thing!

Natural Solutions that Surpass Rockefeller-Created Western Medicine

At this point let us turn from the problem to the solutions – and fortunately there are many. The famous ancient Greek physician Hippocrates wrote:

Nature heals. The doctor’s task consists in strengthening the natural healing powers, to direct them, and especially not to interfere with them.

The immune system is your number one defense against any disease – not a vaccine. Most natural medicine is designed to treat the body holistically, not to “cure” one disease only to have it transform and mutate into another ailment. When you take plants and herbs as medicine, you normally take the whole food, not an isolate, because it is based on a holistic understanding. Likewise, Traditional Chinese Medicine defines all disease as stagnation and treats sickness as an imbalance to be brought back into balance. What is the point of transferring an imbalance in one area into an imbalance in another area? None, unless you are trying to profit off disease like Big Pharma. It is not real healing.

There are so many natural cures and remedies out there, if you take the time to look. Two examples among thousands are turmeric which will do more for your blood pressure and diabetes than any drug can, and apricot kernels (rich in laetrile which selectively kills cancer cells and leaves healthy ones intact) which will handle cancer better than chemotherapy. The Gerson Therapy has also healed thousands of “terminal” cancer patients who were told by doctors of western medicine, “there’s nothing more we can do for you.”

Western medicine has its place as a system you may want to use in a critical emergency, but for general conditions, there are so many better alternatives. Time to start exploring them!

Makia Freeman is the editor of The Freedom Articles and senior researcher at, writing on many aspects of the global conspiracy, from vaccines to Zionism to false flag operations and more, and also including info on natural health, sovereignty and higher consciousness.

The Benefits Of Ozonated Olive Oil For Toenail Fungus


If you’ve ever battled toe or foot fungus, you know how difficult it is to clear up. Relieving symptoms of pain, itchiness, odor, and discomfort associated with the condition can also be rather challenging. Untreated, foot fungus, also known as athlete’s foot or tinea pedis, “eats” away at the skin of the foot and can easily spread to other areas of the body, such as the groin. Toenail fungus, or onychomycosis, disfigures the toenail and creates thick discolored nails that can cause painful pressure and difficulty walking.

Athlete’s foot is such a problem today that drug stores have aisles of medications designed specifically for the condition. The issue with many of these OTC medications is they may not be very effective or they come with other side effects. Even many natural remedies are a hit or miss. But, a game changer has arrived — ozonated olive oil. Made from olive oil that’s “bubbled” with ozone, this natural tool delivers nutrient-rich olive oil and oxygen that helps neutralize fungus and speeds healing of the skin.

Causes of Nail Fungus and Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot fungus loves damp, humid places like public showers, public pools, and locker rooms. It only takes one infected person walking across these surfaces to expose everyone else. Exposure to these infected surfaces may lead to a fungal infection. It’s also why feet get infected by this fungus more readily than any other part of the body – shoes and socks retain moisture and the darkness encourages fungal growth.

How to Prevent Fungal Infections

Prevention is the best way to deal with foot or toe fungus. If you visit a public pool or use a public shower, wear shower sandals to reduce your risk of exposure. Keep your feet dry and clean, and make sure you dry between your toes after swimming or showering. If possible, go barefoot or walk around in socks when at home to let your feet breathe. Give time for your shoes to air out before you put them back on.

Toenail Fungus, Athlete’s Foot, and Ozonated Olive Oil

As mentioned earlier, ozonated olive oil addresses the problem of athlete’s foot and toenail fungus. It acts as an antifungal and cleans the skin. Studies show hydroxytyrosol, an antioxidant found in olive oil, kills the molds, yeasts, and dermatophytes associated with both toenail fungus and athlete’s foot. [1] The antioxidant activity also neutralizes free radicals from the harmful toxins fungus releases. Ozone delivers oxygen that kills bacteria and fungus and stimulates skin cells to heal faster. [2]

How to Use O2-Zap® for Athlete’s Foot

Ozonated olive oils, like O2-Zap®, help clear up Athlete’s Foot and other skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and diaper rash.

Here’s what customers who have used it report:

“I was a little skeptical to be honest, but have been using ozonated olive oil on my athlete’s foot for the last 2-3 weeks and it has cleared up. Over the last 4-6 months I had used a couple of different creams from the podiatrist, but they both irritated my skin and made it worse.” – Amazon customer

“The athlete’s foot has not returned. Still clear after ~ 4 months. I haven’t had to use my Ozonated Olive oil since.” – So far so good

How to Use Ozonated Olive Oil for Toenail Fungus

For the best results, clean and dry your foot before use. Make sure you get the area between the toes nice and dry. Then, dab on a little of the ozonated olive oil and gently massage into the skin. If you have a current toe fungus, work it on the nail so it gets into all the exposed areas and around the entire toe.

Have you used ozonated olive oil to clear up toe or foot fungus? Share your results with us!


  1. Zoric N1, Horvat I, Kopjar N, et al. Hydroxytyrosol expresses antifungal activity in vitro. Curr Drug Targets. 2013 Aug;14(9):992-8.
  2. Valacchi G1, Zanardi I, Lim Y, et al. Ozonated oils as functional dermatological matrices: effects on the wound healing process using SKH1 mice. Int J Pharm. 2013 Dec 15;458(1):65-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ijpharm.2013.09.039.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

Can Tea Fight Cavities?


After water, tea is one of the most commonly consumed beverages in the world. There are many varieties, but most people know tea by their main classifications: black, oolong, pu-erh, green, and white. Each type comes from the same plant but are processed differently to promote varying colors, tastes, and aromas. It turns out that all tea coming from the Camellia sinensis plant may provide benefits for teeth and gums, much more so than previously thought. It looks like tea’s antioxidant properties, along with other compounds contained within the plant, may be responsible for its beneficial effects on teeth. Could tea (along with dark chocolate) be the best alternative to fighting cavities? Let’s take a closer look.

The Benefits of Tea

Soda is consumed in large amount all throughout the world, and it’s this one beverage that is responsible for many of the cases of cavities and tooth erosion today. Not only does an average serving of soda contain roughly 17 teaspoons of refined sugar, they also contain highly erosive citric acid, a preservative compound that is more damaging to the teeth than battery acid. According to one study looking at the effects of tea on tooth erosion, tea consumption produced comparable effects of water, indicating no erosive effect. [1] In fact, researchers believe the antioxidants in tea may go further than water, protecting teeth and gums from oxidative damage. [2]

It should be noted that this study was carried out on unsweetened tea. If you’re the type that likes to add sugar, lemon, and/or milk to your tea, you may want to think again. Sugar and acid–regardless of the source–greatly impacts tooth decay and influences the development of cavities. It’s best to stick to hot or iced unsweetened tea you brew at home with loose, organic tea leaves. Be sure to stay away from prepackaged tea, as well, because these usually contain citric acid as its main preservative. It may also be wise to drink tea through a straw to minimize staining that eventually occurs following prolonged tea consumption.

Other Ways to Protect Against Tooth Erosion

As previously mentioned, one of the best ways to protect against tooth erosion is to avoid sugar and acidic foods. Sugar provides food for harmful bacteria and other compounds that eat away at the enamel, and sugar also encourages gingivitis. Incorporating antioxidant-rich foods into your diet is also a great way to protect your teeth and gums. Drink plenty of water and also ensure you’re also maintaining healthy vitamin D levels. If you are brushing your teeth with store-bought toothpaste, be sure you’re using toothpaste without fluoride, and continue flossing on a daily basis.

Do you drink tea? What kind? Also, what do you do to protect your teeth? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments!


  1. Academy of General Dentistry. Drink Brewed Tea To Avoid Tooth Erosion, Study Suggests. ScienceDaily, 28 November 2008.
  2. Puneet Goenka, Aditi Sarawgi, Vinayak Karun, et al. Camellia sinensis (Tea): Implications and role in preventing dental decay. Pharmacogn Rev. 2013 Jul-Dec; 7(14): 152-156. doi: 10.4103/0973-7847.120515.

Dr. Edward F. Group III, DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM has studied natural healing methods for over 20 years and now teaches individuals and practitioners all around the world. He no longer sees patients but solely concentrates on spreading the word of health and wellness to the global community. Under his leadership, Global Healing Center, Inc. has earned recognition as one of the largest alternative, natural and organic health resources on the Internet.

7 Amazing Home Remedies For Dry Skin


By: Sravanthi |

After dressing up and looking all gorgeous, you step out of the house. You sit in the car and turn on the air conditioner. ”Oh no,” you think to yourself, ”My skin feels so dry.” Irrespective of the type of skin you have, every woman has dry skin problem these days. Our choice of sitting and sleeping in air-conditioned rooms have aggravated this problem.

When the skin fails to retains sufficient moisture, frequent bathing, aging, use of harsh soaps, weather conditions, medical conditions, and several other factors may result in itchiness and cracks in the skin.

Simple changes in your lifestyle can help you prevent your skin from cracking, itching, and looking dull. Aging can lead to thin and parched skin. Always moisturize. If you have oil skin, go for gel-based moisturizer. Avoid bathing in hot water. Always opt for cold showers or lukewarm bath. Really hot showers can dry out your skin. Don’t use a moisture-robbing soap. Mild soaps that clean and moisturize are better. And a healthy balanced diet make your skin supple and moist.

Even after following the above if your skin still feels dry, follow these home remedies to treat your skin. In no time you will have soft, supple and radiating skin.

1- Oil is good for your skin- Take three parts of olive oil, one part of castor oil, and mix well. Warm up this mixture and apply on your dry affected area. After nicely massaging the oil on your skin, take a wet warm towel and wrap it around the affected area. Wait till the oil is absorbed by your skin. This method is very effective, and can be applied 2-3 times a week.

2- Moisturizing Paste- Take brown sugar, olive oil, lemon juice and honey. Mix it well, and apply this paste to the affected area. Leave it on for some time and wash it off with lukewarm water. The sugar in the paste acts as a scrub, lemon juice acts as a cleanser, and olive oil and honey moisturize your skin. Repeat this method 2-3 times a week for flawless glowing skin.

3- The Classic Gram Flour Pack- Take two tablespoons of Gram Flour. Add a teaspoon of turmeric powder, a teaspoon of honey, and enough milk to make a paste. Squeeze a few drops of lemon in it, and mix well. Apply this paste on your face or your full body, dry it off, and then gently scrub it off from your face and body. This pack not only removes dirt from the pores of your skin, but always leaves your skin absolutely soft, supple and simply divine.

4- Milk & Honey- Mix two tablespoons of honey to a tablespoon of milk. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 15-20 minutes. Wash it off with cold or lukewarm water, and dab-dry your face and neck. Not only will your face look fresh, but you will have a pleasant glow on your skin too.

5- Olive Oil & Egg Yolk Mask- Olive oil and egg yolk make one of the best moisturizing face masks. While egg yolk is rich in vitamin A and prevents shredding of the skin, making it soft and smooth, vitamins E and K, and antioxidant properties of olive oil tighten the skin. Mix a teaspoon of olive oil in two egg yolks, whip it nicely for a smoother consistency, and apply it only your face. You may also add a few drops of rose water and lemon juice for better results. Leave this mask on for 15-20 minutes and wash it off with lukewarm water.

6- Banana & Yoghurt Mask- Mash half a banana and mix a tablespoon of yoghurt to it. Apply it on your face and neck and leave it for 20-25 minutes. Wash it off with lukewarm water and gently wipe your face. Not only does this mask moisturizes, but it also exfoliates your skin. Following this beauty regime every alternate day will save all your hard earned money that you have been spending on chemical cosmetics.

7- Avocado & Honey Pack- Avocado is a nutrient rich food. Rich in vitamins E and C, when avocado is mashed and mixed with 2-3 tablespoons of honey, and applied on the face, it naturally moisturizes the skin leaving it soft and smooth for a long time. If followed one to two times a week, you will soon start seeing the difference, and reverse the process of aging.

If you don’t wish to wrinkle before you age, and want to slow down your aging process, follow these simple and effective home remedies for desirable results.

Sravanthi is a nature enthusiast and a fighter by nature. I love to go for long walks and try own home remedies for health and skin conditions at home. I also love to write.

10 Best Cancer Killing Phytonutrients To Eat


Thirty years of research reveals 10 of the best food phytonutrients to ingest to protect against and even treat the root cause of most cancers. 

A new medical model is fast emerging in line with ancient wisdom: one that aims to strike to the root cause of disease and resolve it permanently, and which some call “functional medicine.” In cancer treatment, this highly rational approach involves targeting the cancer stem cells (CSCs) at the root of cancer malignancy. Because we now know that CSCs are resistant to chemotherapy and radiation treatment, and may even increase in number and invasveness when exposed to these outdated therapies, it is no longer ethical to continue with the conventional oncologist’s “standard of care.” Clearly, unless a cancer treatment is capable of selectively killing and/or inducing suicide programs (apoptosis) within cancer cells without harming non-cancerous cells, it is not going to produce a cure.

In light of this, we are excited to report on a new review published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences titled, “Phytochemicals as Innovative Therapeutic Tools against Cancer Stem Cells,” which evaluated the evidence for what natural compounds within various foods and spices make for the most compelling treatments for targeting CSCs.

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According to the review of 30 years worth of literature on the topic, the following 10 natural substances have been demonstrated to be the most effective chemopreventive dietary agents against CSCs:

  1. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG)green tea extract

  2. Curcumin: The primary polyphenol in turmeric root 

  3. ResveratrolA phytochemical found in grapes, peanuts, Japanese knotweed

  4. Lycopene: A red carotenoid found in watermelon, pink grapefruit, and tomatoes

  5. Pomegranate extracts

  6. Luteolin: A flavonoid found in peppers and various green vegetables

  7. Genistein: A phytochemical found in soy, red clover, and coffee

  8. Piperine: A phytochemicals found in black pepper

  9. β-carotene: An orange carotenoid found in various vegetables

  10. Sulforaphane: A sulfurous phytochemical found in Cruciferous vegetables

The researchers described the discovery that phytochemicals can selectively target CSCs as “a milestone in the improvement of cancer treatment because the synthetic anticancer drugs that are currently used are often highly toxic for healthy organs and weakens the patient’s immune system.”


They also pointed out that the phytochemicals or extracts identified above, due to their “low levels of toxicity for normal cells,” can be used in combination with other phytochemicals, “yielding powerful synergistic effects.”

They identified several key areas of focus for the future:

  • Finding a way to combine these compounds into “very active cocktails of phytochemicals” to address the multiple areas of treatment resistance often found in CSCs.

  • Compare the effects of natural phytochemicals with synthetic drugs, the latter of which they anticipate will be found to be less efficient.

  • Further research should be performed on CSCs to better understand the signaling pathways that govern their self-renewal and survival.

The authors concluded, “[T]he use of phytochemicals may be a true therapeutic strategy for eradicating cancer through the elimination of CSCs.”

If you have followed, you know cover the complex terrain of modern cancer treatment and its failures in various exposes on cancer overdiagnosis, the misunderstood nature of cancer, the reality of chemo and radiation resistance, the sorcerer-like power that doctors have over the health destiny of their patients, and the corrupt pharmaceutically-driven medical system that sacrifices ethics for profit. It is clear that while this is a harrowing task and topic, often fraught with darkness, the discovery that natural substances are superior to highly toxic chemotherapy and radiation in selectively killing the root cause of cancer is extremely promising and should help to usher in a new era of cancer prevention and treatment that looks at our dietary decisions as the most important factor in our health destiny.

For additional resources and research use our Health Guide on Cancer Research.

Article Contributed by Sayer Ji, Founder of

Sayer Ji is an author, researcher, lecturer, and advisory board member of the National Health Federation. He founded in 2008 in order to provide the world an open access, evidence-based resource supporting natural and integrative modalities. It is internationally recognized as the largest and most widely referenced health resource of its kind.