I love charcoal 

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I love charcoal 

  
It was in 1831 when Professor Touery (in the presence of his colleagues from the French Academy of Medicine) drank a lethal dose of strychnine, and, to their great surprise, survived. He mixed the poison with activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is a powerful tool for emergency cleansing of the gastrointestinal tract, perhaps the most effective remedy known today. It can be used in cases of poisoning from virtually any toxic substance. Activated charcoal reduces the absorption of poisonous substances up to 60%. Activated charcoal is a sponge-like substance that is made from different carbon-containing substances of natural origin. Activated charcoal is charcoal that has been treated with oxygen. The treatment results in a highly porous charcoal. It is made at very high temperatures and as a result, activated charcoal is a substance which is almost one hundred percent composed of carbon. The chemical composition of charcoal is very similar to graphite. Useful properties of activated charcoal can be contributed to the huge number of pores and hence activated charcoal exhibits very high absorbent and catalytic properties. 
One teaspoon of activated charcoal has a surface area of approximately 10 000 square feet. It adsorbs and helps eliminate toxins, heavy metals, chemicals, pharmaceutical drugs, morphine, pesticides from your body.
Benefits of Activated Charcoal and Its Uses:

Poisoning by various chemical substances, drugs, toxic heavy metals, alkaloids

Overall body detoxification

Food poisoning

Treating stomach pain caused by excess gas, diarrhea, or indigestion.

Body odor and bad breath

Hepatitis: chronic and acute viral

Withdrawal syndrome (as a rule, is used for drinking, not for drug addiction)

Intoxication caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy

Various skin ailments

Inflammation

Helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides and lipids found in the blood. 
Charcoal does not deplete your body of nutrients. In his book Activated Charcoal, David O. Cooney stated, “Charcoal added to the diet of sheep for six months did not cause a loss of nutrients, as compared with sheep not receiving charcoal. … 5 % of the total diet was charcoal. It did not affect the blood or urinary levels of calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, inorganic phosphorus, potassium, sodium, zinc, creatinine, uric acid, urea nitrogen, alkaline phosphatase, total protein or urine pH.” Activated charcoal is often included as an ingredient in body detox products. You can find it various forms such as powder form, liquid form and chewable tablets. Nature’s Way Activated Charcoal, 100 CapsulesImprove liver, adrenal gland and kidney functions with activated Charcoal

When Grandma Met Grandpa

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When Grandma Met Grandpa

My yia yia and papou (Vassiliki & Aristides)

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This is such a cute story about how my grandpa met my grandma.

All my Greek relatives live in Athens. I never met my dad but met his family when I was 16 and have visited Greece seven times since. Language barriers have always been a problem as I don’t know any Greeks in my home town to practise with.  I’m a Greek ‘island’ in Australia.

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Therma in Ikaria – Greece’s best kept secret. 

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Therma in Ikaria – Greece’s best kept secret. 

Deep below the earths surface in the village of Therma near Agios Kyrikos in Ikaria bubbles hot springs rich in radium and other minerals. The best way to experience these is to visit the natural and established thermal baths. Ikaria has the most potent thermal waters in the world and not many people know about it. Ikaria has recently been named as a blue zone area of the planet for the longevity of some of the locals with many living over 100 years old.

Some of the locals don’t even believe this, and many don’t use the hot springs. I met mostly people from all over Greece and abroad coming to use them. Read the rest of this entry

save your gallbladder! 

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Contrary to DR’s medical advice given to patients, there is not a single long term medical study carried on patients known to mankind that backs this medical opinion. In direct contradiction, comprehensive and reputable medical studies confirm up to 40-70 percent of patients who undergo cholecystectomy are likely to develop transient, persistent or lifelong complications. 

The gallbladder has a very important function and can be described as a protector of the liver, pancreas, stomach, intestines and colon. It serves as a storage site tp present bile on demand to process food. Bile is also designed to emulsify (digest) fats. When we eat meals with moderate amounts of fat the gallbladderreleases its stores of bile to aid the liver in digesting the fat. The loose stools and urgency are very common side effects of gallbladder removal and/or dysfunction. 

Because fats are essential for human health, they cannot simply be avoided. Good luck trying! Fats are required in the diet to help us absorb fat soluble vitamins such as Vitamin A,D,E and K. Fats are also important for the brain and our cell membranes. Fats also provide the building block for steroid hormones in the body such as estrogen, testosterone etc 

You cannot be healthy without a gallbladder. You can live, but in many cases be miserable. Some common side effects of gallbladder removal are: Upset stomach, nausea, and vomiting. Gas, bloating, and diarrhea. Persistent pain in the upper right abdomen. Risks include cancer of the Colon, pacreseas and throat (r esophagus) It is a shame when doctors remove the gallbladder. It is the greatest disservice your doctor can do to send you home and pretend you don’t need one. Bet your DR’s never provide you with informed consent on likely risks, which is medical fraud. 

Vegan Pavlova

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup canned chickpea liquid (less salt is best)
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 120°C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Using an electric mixer, beat the chickpea juice until it starts to turn white.
  3. Add the caster sugar, one tablespoon at a time before adding the xanthan gum and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
  4. Once the meringue is firm, carefully pour onto the lined baking tray, making a large disc about 8cm high.
  5. Bake in the oven for 2-2 1/2 hours.
  6. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
  7. Store in a air tight container if you don’t want to use it straight away

Why Comfrey is so amazing 

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Helps to repair arthritis, muscle damage, bone fractures, joint damage, hernias, sprains, bulging disc, ligament damage and bruises. 

Comfrey gets right down to the root of the problem. It does not seem to matter much which part of the body is broken, comfrey will help to heal it. It is a great cell proliferant, or new cell grower, it grows new flesh and bone alike, and is wonderful for inflamed tissues in a most remarkable manner. The damaged tissues are replaced with new growth and the pain and inflammation slowly subsides. Feel quick results for minor sprains and strains, while more severe injury and damage such as degenerative disc or bone damage takes more time. 

Comfrey root contains the active constituents called allantoin, rosmaric acid and mucilage, which provide the herb’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects. Rosmaric acid in particular may help to prevent pulmonary vascular injuries as well, says the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Unfortunately, comfrey root also contains large amounts of pyrrolizidine alkaloids, which are toxic and can cause liver damage if taken internally. This is why comfrey root powder isn’t recommended for internal remedies.

Comfrey poultice treats the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Sprains
  • Hernias
  • Bulging disc
  • Muscular sprains
  • Ligament damage
  • Bone Fractures
  • Joint Damage
  • Muscular pains
  • Minor Burns, Cuts and Bruises

​Initially, the Comfrey poultice will begin to help remove wastes, dead cells and inflammation from the area being treated. Then the Comfrey poultice helps to regenerates the area it is applied.

People with damaged muscles, tissues, ligament, etc., can receive relief whenever there is a need. Naturally give the body what it needs and it will do the healing for you.

For external use only. Apply topically to help remove pain from damaged muscles, tissues, ligament, joints, and bones, etc. Wear for a minimum of 4 hours to rebuild damaged tissue.

Modern Uses Today:

You may use topical poultices containing comfrey root extract for many of the same traditional purposes. You might use topical comfrey root remedies to treat back pain, sprains and strains, bone fractures, bruises, varicose veins, conjunctivitis, skin ulcers and minor wounds. 

Why Fats are Good for you

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When properly prepared, olives, like nuts, supply the place of butter and flesh meats. The oil, as eaten in the olive, is far preferable to animal oil or fat. It serves as a laxative. Its use will be found beneficial to consumptives, and it is healing to an inflamed, irritated stomach.—The Ministry of Healing, 298, 1905 – {CD 359.4}
615. Olives may be so prepared as to be eaten with good results at every meal. The advantages sought by the use of butter may be obtained by the eating of properly prepared olives. The oil in the olives relieves constipation; and for consumptives, and for those who have inflamed, irritated stomachs, it is better than any drug. As a food it is better than any oil coming secondhand from animals.—Testimonies for the Church 7:134, 1902 – {CD 359.5}
616. The oil in olives is a remedy for constipation and kidney diseases.—Letter 14, 1901 – {CD 360.1}
I will tell you a little about my own experience with charcoal as a remedy. For some forms of indigestion it is more efficacious than drugs. A little olive oil into which some of this powder has been stirred tends to cleanse and heal. I find it is excellent. Pulverized charcoal from eucalyptus wood, we have used freely in cases of inflammation…  {PC 38.2}

Eating between meals 

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X-ray studies have been conducted to determine the emptying time of the normal stomach. Anything remaining in the stomach five hours after a test meal is abnormal. The stomach usually empties itself in 2 ½ to 4 hours. Series of tests have been run in which persons have been given routine breakfasts consisting of cereal and cream, bread, cooked fruit, and an egg. These stomachs were x-rayed and found to be emptied normally in less than 4 ½ hours. Read the rest of this entry

What’s wrong with wheat?

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For starters, wheat is not the same today. It has been hybrid over time to resist fungus, grow more quickly, and be more pliable for industrial bread baking. 50 years or so ago, wheat contained only five percent gluten. Today, it is 50 percent gluten.

The food industry’s concern for production efficiency and perception of consumer demands has focused on the bottom line with the usual disregard to the negative health consequences of fellow humans. Breads and other baked goods are hastily produced with additives and short cuts that are actually toxic.

In the UK, some of Europe, and North America, slightly different high speed methods of baking evolved over time. By adding “improvers” with usually toxic additives and mixing the dough violently, loaves of bread could be baked, cooled, and packaged within a few short hours.

Continued http://myscienceacademy.org/2012/10/17/say-goodbye-to-gluten-over-200-clinically-confirmed-reasons-to-avoid-wheat/

Vegan mozzarella

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This makes about a 350gm block

Just double the recipe if you want a larger block🙂 1 1/2 cups of rice milk, 1/8 cup olive oil, 1 tsp apple cider vinegar, 1/2 tsp salt, 2 tblsp nutritional yeast, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp. agar powder 1/4 tsp of maple syrup……. Put everything in a blender & process until it is smooth (about a minute). Then pour it all into a saucepan set over medium heat & whisk constantly until it thickens!! Done. Pour into a lightly greased container of your choice an allow it to cool. Once cooled I put it in the fridge to set. Good luck🙂 If anyone has a Thermomix (which is what I used). Mix it all up and cook on 90 degrees, speed 3 for about 12 mins with MC off to let steam out.

Greek Roast Potatoes

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This is a great recipe from: http://thegreekvegan.com/roasted-potatoes/

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Its better to add the crushed Greek oregano AFTER your potatoes are out of the oven. This is because the oregano tends to burn quickly at the high temps used in this recipe.

Ingredients
2 very large baking potatoes
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp pepper
2 tbsp chopped rosemary
1 cup broth or water
3-4 cloves chopped garlic (2 tbsps)
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon)
2 tbsp crushed Greek oregano – add after roasted.

Peel potato and cut into 6 long wedges, set aside. Whisk chopped rosemary, chopped garlic, salt/pepper, olive oil, lemon juice and water/broth together in medium bowl. Add peeled potato wedges to marinade and coat them completely. Transfer coated potatoes and marinade to roasting pan.

Roast potatoes at 200 degrees celcius for 50-60 minutes until fork tender and golden brown. Serve warm from the oven and garnish with additional chopped rosemary and crushed Greek oregano and a wedge of lemon.

Questions Answered Regarding the Vegan and Vitamin B12

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Written by Barbara O’Neil from Misty Mountain Health Retreat Australia

What is vitamin B12?

Vitamin B12 is made in the digestive tract of animals, and is also present in the bacterial growth of the nose, mouth, base of tongue and upper bronchial tree. Vitamin B12 is also synthesized from food with the aid of intestinal bacteria.

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You Don’t Need Epsom Salts when Liver Flushing

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See also – my liver flush
It is a myth that you must use Epsom salts when doing a olive oil and lemon juice liver flush. You don’t need the Epsom salts. I know this by experience. I have done more than one successful liver flush without Epsom salts and passed many stones without pain or any problems.

Horses don’t have gallbladders and live well without one. Humans are designed to have gallbladders.  When you drink a glass of water, you gallbladder secretes bile. It’s very sensitive. Therefore, if you drink the recommended Epsom salts and water four and two hours before the olive oil and lemon juice, you interrupt your bile build up in the liver and gallbladder for later which you want at it’s highest capacity in order to do a very successful flush. Olive oil itself will lubricate your bile ducts and help them expand. Read the rest of this entry

Coconut Oil Scalp Treatment

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Published from:
http://www.themotherhuddle.com/coconut-oil-scalp-treatment/

My all time favorite recipe: Take about 4 tablespoons softened coconut oil, mix with 2-4 (depending on sensitivity) drops tea tree oil, and 3-4 drops of rosemary oil. This is dreamy.

Ingredients from the kitchen: I mix 4 tablespoons coconut oil with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 1 tablespoon grapefruit juice.

You’ll start on dry hair, and it really makes no difference if it is clean or not. Starting on top, place the brush on the scalp, rotate it across the scalp while pressing down and pull off in the end. Repeat across the scalp, parting hair where necessary. This will stimulate the blood circulation and loosen any dry skin scales. This should feel good, don’t press so hard that it hurts.
Next part the hair down the center and apply the oil mixture to the scalp with the application brush or cotton ball. Work in one inch sections down the sides of the head, then the back making sure the mixture covers the entire scalp.
Now give your scalp (or your friends) a good massage. Rub with your fingertips in a circular motion all over the scalp. Leave the treatment on for about 20 minutes.

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The amazing apple

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I love apples now as they helped my liver problems so much.

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Where did the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” come from anyway? Much of the apple’s health-promoting power is found in the skin. Studies show that the flavonoid quercetin, found within the apple’s skin, is a potent free radical that is able to kill viruses like herpes and boost the fighting capability of other antiviral compounds. Quercetin is used clinically to ease inflammatory conditions including prostatitis, pancreatitis, gout; and allergic problems such as hives, hay fever and asthma.

Coriander Pesto for Heavy Metals

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From the website:

http://ybertaud9.wordpress.com/2012/04/07/cilantro-pesto-removes-heavy-metals-health-benefits/

Coriander (Coriandrum sativum) has been found by scientific research to eliminate highly toxic mercury from the body? A groundbreaking research project conducted at the Heart Disease Research Foundation, New York, USA in the mid to late 1990s discovered this remarkable effect of cilantro. [1][2] Read the rest of this entry

My liver flush with no gallbladder

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I have no gallbladder but I did a liver flush and these came out. They are not olive oil and lemon juice as everything else was not that colour for the whole week. 

I drank 2.5 litres of apple juice plus 2 litres of water daily for 4.5 days and then had nothing after 2pm on day 5 and then drank 1.5 cups of olive oil and lemon juice at 7pm and went to bed. No need for Epsom salts. Read here why: Why you don’t need Epsom Salts.

At 10am next morning I passed these. Felt heaps better. I have no gallbladder and had a very congested liver. My symptoms have either gone or some not as bad. Not totally healed yet so need to flush more but it’s been a great improvement.

This is where i stayed. It was so wonderful. http://shalem.org.au/

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