Acemannan, Aloe Gel and Wellness

Acemannan and Aloe gel

Acemannan is an extract from aloe vera, which by now you’ll know to be a plant with a long history of traditional medicine usage for wound healing. Acemannan, an immune polysaccharide (sugar molecule), belongs to a group of biological response modifiers that interact with the receptors (cell communicators) on the surface of immune system cells, having a stimulatory effect.

In studies all over the world (see PubMed), acemannan compounds have demonstrated antiviral properties, and been shown to directly interact with viruses and tumor cells, producing changes to their outer surface which cause them to become recognizable to the body’s immune system, and therefore targeted for destruction. In the process, this translates to reduced inflammation in our bodies.

In veterinary medicine, acemannan compounds have been used as an adjuct to surgery and radiation to promote the destruction of solid tumors. An acemannan-based immunostimulant drug has even been approved for the treatment of fibrosarcoma (a type of cancer) in dogs and cats.

Stay tuned as we learn more about Aloe gel and its wonderful health benefits!

Aloe Gel Improving Digestion Lowering Inflammation

Studies show Aloe Gel a growing “Champ” in fighting inflammation

Aloe GelI recently made contact with a lady while I was conducting further research on the power of Aloe gel. Many people who write to me express concern for the brand of aloe gel that I have been using.  They did not like the fact that it contained carrageenan.  My reasoning for “tolerating” carrageenan was that when you feel as though you are dying – right now – and my brand of aloe gel stops that, then I chose to overlook that risk.  Life is all about risks.  

That said, I am never satisfied with not moving forward.  I believe that all things happen for a reason. And recently a young lady wrote to me asking if this certain brand of aloe gel, in the freeze dried powder form, would do the trick.  I reached out to the company and made contact with the owner, Pat.

Pat was very forthcoming and exceedingly knowledgeable about not only the  brand I have been using, but also about aloe gel generally.  Her product is freeze dried within 90 minutes of harvest.  I don’t think you can get much fresher than that.  Also, Pat told me about the concentration of nutrients being very close to the pericarp (outer skin).  My brand uses mostly the inner fillet.  So the concentration of nutrients will be lower in my brand.

I asked Pat if she would consider allowing me to carry her product right on the site and she seems to agree that it would be ok.  Nothing is confirmed yet, but I thought I would let you all know.

Pat also pointed me to her “physicians portal” that links to hundreds of clinical studies on Aloe gel. I am slowly making my way through them.  

We have always known there is a link between digestion and palpitations, but these studies really drive the point home.  Here is one such study below.  It can be a bit technical to read, but there is no question that we have a very powerful natural supplement on our hands.

Abstract: There can be little doubt that the properties ascribed to Aloe vera gel should be therapeutically helpful in the management of peptic ulcer; but whether or not these properties occasion correction of the ulcer-producing process, it is unmistakable that Aloe vera gel, through whatever mechanism, is clinically beneficial in the treatment of this very important disease.

See the Study here

No More Heart Palpitations

I get email from all over the world. I am so grateful for the email I get and the people are so nice. Each of them have their busy lives and families. I love to help them out by sharing my research experiences with heart palpitations. Every once in a while I get a “super letter” thanking me. This local fellow has been a friend for many years and it was only after I insisted that he get some tests, that he followed my lead. He wants you to hear what he has to say:

H. Pylori Linked to Atrial Fibrillation
Italian researchers say the idea for the study came after they discovered that many of the patients treated at their cardiology clinic for atrial fibrillation also had stomach problems.

VIRTUALLY EVERY ONE OF MY ATTACKS WAS ALSO ACCOMPANIED BY STOMACH ISSUES.  One time got it driving over the Coke to Penticton.  Went to the hospital there WITH THE WORST ACID ATTACK EVER.  Gulping down boxes of Tums.  To no avail.  I TOLD THE DR. ON DUTY.  No response.  They didn’t make the connection!  Why is it you and I have make the connection and the ‘specialists’ haven’t?  WHY???

By the way, when they say that A-Frib victims are “20 times more likely to test + for H-P”, that means they’re 2000% more likely to have H-P!!! 2,000% !   And that’s not significant????  And take note that the Italians noticed that a-frib patients they treated also manifested ???  STOMACH PROBLEMS!!   Every time I had an attack I also had accompanying stomach problems!!!  Since I got rid of the h-p it’s been GREAT.  The odd flutter, but nothing serious.

I can recall that sort of thing going back decades.  But no a-frib.  I’m only using the medications at night.  Virtually never during the day, which they prescribed, so I’ve built up a surplus.  I strongly suspect that the one dose I’m taking wouldn’t be necessary either.  This is a MAJOR finding – one that I was NOT told about by ANY of the doctors!!!

Okay.  Here’s the compliment.  Nick, it is YOU I have to thank for the well being I now have!!  Had YOU not insisted I get checked for H-P a year or so ago, I’d STILL be rotating thru emergency!!  Clip this and copy it to your site!!!  This is probably the single biggest gift you could have ever given me and I am sincerely appreciative.  Do pass this on to others on your site so they can benefit too.  As a result of this whole A-Frib thing doctors scare the hell out of me.  I must admit to having lost a huge amount of faith in them.  Your not a doctor but it was YOU who came up with the one thing that has, so far, put an end to this beast!  In this field, you’re definitely a Jack Bauer!!

New Study Points To H. Pylori

I’ve been studying this subject for over 12 years.  I stumbled onto the link between H. Pylori and Afib about 14 months ago.  Getting rid of H. Pylori assisted several local residents in my area to free themselves of palpitations and H. Pylori.  Today, one of my European followers sent this information from an Italian study.

Milan, Italy – A pilot study has found an association between Helicobacter pylori infection and atrial fibrillation.

“This is the first study to show a highly significant correlation between AF and H pylori,” Montenero told heart wire .

“A lot of patients reported to me that their AF started very soon after gastric problems began,” Montenero notes.

The patients with AF were around 20 times more likely to test positive for H pylori as the healthy volunteers, and their levels of CRP were around five times as high.

That translates to a 2000% increase!!   

Tired of Suffering from Stomach Pain?

I was too. I was tired of endlessly taking OTC drugs for my stomach problems such as:

  • Antacids
  • H2-blockers
  • Proton-pump inhibitors

These drugs only masked my symptoms, not treated the cause.

I was also tired of waking up with stomach pain and going to bed with stomach pain. I forgot what it was like to enjoy food and the pleasure of eating with friends and family.

Even prescription drugs did not work. And the last thing I wanted was to try the horrid, conventional triple or quad therapies with loads of antibiotics to make me feel even more miserable.

Do these symptoms sound familiar?

  • Burning or gnawing abdominal pain
  • Excessive burping
  • Feeling bloated
  • Loss of appetite
  • Black stools
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Weight loss
  • Heartburn
  • Fatigue

If so, you may be suffering from an Helicobacter pylor infection. More than half the world’s population is infected with the H. pylori bacterium, so it is not a rare condition.

Looking for Alternative Natural Treatments?

I don’t start taking natural remedies on blind faith. I have a scientific background in environmental biology so I understand the importance of scientifically-based, statistically-significant proof from peer-reviewed research vs opinion or unproven, anecdotal experiences.

Sure, you can find lots of info on the web about using this or that natural remedy to kill H. pylori, but how do you know if it’s correct? You should never take an alternative remedy based solely on manufacturer claims and/or because “Suzy” in the upset-stomach forum said it worked for her.

I spent a lot of time on the web over the years doing research, weeding through lots of unreliable, anecdotal information to reading actual scientific journal articles. And not just the abstract summaries or introductions of articles, I read through many sections of material and methods, results and discussions to make sure I understood the research process and conclusions of proof for H. pylori eradication and/or ulcer healing.

I have summarized my findings in this book, letting you know what works and what does not. Hopefully, this will save you some time so you can stop suffering and start healing as soon as possible. Many of these natural remedies are also good for digestion in general, and will help prevent and alleviate most kinds of stomach upset.

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Start learning about natural treatments for your stomach pain today. Scroll to the top and download Stomach Pain Relief At Last

Montenero et al propose that autoantibodies to H pylori might cause damage to the sodium potassium pump of cardiac cells, as the latter are similar to the proton pumps of gastric cells, which the bacterium are known to damage.

Montenero told heart wire that, with the help of gastroenterologists, his team eradicated the H pylori in their AF patients and in the majority of cases, AF ceased to be a problem.

WHEN H-PYLORI WAS ELIMINATED, AF CEASED TO BE A PROBLEM!! 

Montenero thinks paroxysmal (Paroxysmal attacks or paroxysms are a sudden recurrence or intensification of symptoms, such as a spasm or seizure.)  These short, frequent and stereotyped symptoms can be observed in various clinical conditions. AF may indicate the beginning of H pylori infection while persistent AF could be a sign of ongoing infection.

Those with AF more than 20 times as likely to test positive for H pylori 1200-patient study now planned.

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Afib and H. Pylori

A numer of you have written in the past month regarding digestive issue and palpitations.  I realize that this article from PUBMED might be a bit technical, but it is proof positive of the connection between afib and H. Pylori.  That is not to suggest that H. Pylori is the only cause of afib, but that it is a significant risk factor for many people.  It would be wise for any of you that suffer from afib to see your doctors and to insist on an H. Pylori test.

Here is the PubMed Article:

We soon realised AF and H pylori infection were associated. We therefore established the study reported here, which we believe to be the first that shows a highly significant correlation between AF and H pylori. The association between AF and H pylori was very strong in patients with persistent AF.

In addition, we report high concentrations of CRP, which confirm the presence of systemic inflammation in patients with AF, which leads us to hypothesise that H pylori infection may be the substrate of this systemic inflammation manifesting in AF. Chung and colleagues 3 were the first to document an inflammatory state in patients with AF.

H pylori is a very strong bacterium, with features that allow it to cross gastric mucus and to attach to epithelial cells, thereby evading the immune response. H pylori infection is responsible for determining an important systemic and mucosal humoral response, but these antibodies do not eradicate the infection and may contribute to tissue damage. 5 Different H pylori strains can determine the specific systemic antibody response in infected patients.

Some patients with H pylori have autoantibodies to the H+/K+-ATPase of gastric parietal cells that can determine corpus atrophy. 6 Considering that there is a similarity between H+/K+-ATPase, the proton pump of gastric cells, and Na+/K+-ATPase, the pump of cardiac cells, which are inhibited by cardiac glycoside such as digoxin, an interesting hypothesis is that these autoantibodies to H+/K+-ATPase may also be antibodies to Na+/K+-ATPase, thus determining atrial damage.

In fact, cardiac Na+/K+-ATPase and H+/K+-ATPase have a similar 35 kDa glycoprotein necessary for their catalytic activity. The role of these pumps is to maintain ionic homeostasis by hydrolysing ATP and therefore loss of this balance may trigger AF by determining abnormal automaticity or triggered activity that causes delay after depolarisation inducing very rapid premature atrial contractions. Several issues remain unresolved.

We have shown the highly significant link between AF and H pylori in our relatively small sample and confirmed that CRP is a good marker for the inflammatory process. More data will be necessary from controlled studies to further identify how H pylori can influence the pathogenesis of AF.

REFERENCES

1. Bruins P, te Velthuis H, Yazdanbakhsh AP, et al. Activation of the complement system during and after cardiopulmonary by-pass surgery: post-surgery activation involves C-reactive protein and is associated with postoperative arrhythmia. Circulation 1997;96:3542–8. [PubMed]

2. Frustaci A, Chimenti C, Bellocci F, et al. Histological substrate of atrial biopsies in patients with lone atrial fibrillation. Circulation 1997;96:1180–4. [PubMed]

3. Chung MK, Martin OM, Sprecher D, et al. C-Reactive protein elevation in patients with atrial arrhythmias: inflammatory mechanism and persistence of atrial fibrillation. Circulation 2001;104:2886–91. [PubMed]

4. Gallagher JJ, Camm AJ. Classification of atrial fibrillation. Am J Cardiol 1998;82:18N–28N. [PubMed]

5. Suerbaum S, Michetti P. Helicobacter pylori infection. N Engl J Med 2002;347:1175–86. [PubMed]

6. Negrini R, Savio A, Appelmelk BJ. Autoantibodies to gastric mucosa in Helicobacter pylori infection. Helicobacter 1997;2 (suppl 1) :S13–6. [PubMed]

 

Gut Bacteria and Anxiety

gut-bacteria-990x534If you’ve been reading blog for long, you realize the connection between gut bacteria and the range of digestive issues, including heart palpitations, that we’ve been addressing.

Recently, researchers discovered that prebiotics (the “food” meant to nourish healthy bacteria present in the gut) may actually have an anti-anxiety or anti-depressant effect on humans. The more we learn about palpitations from the thousands of you that write in, the more we understand that the best source of prebiotic is always raw fruit and vegetables and or fresh raw organic juice.

A new study at Oxford University provides important insight into the brain-gut connection and represents one of the first trials done to examine this relationship in human patients.

Interestingly, test subjects who took a prebiotic every day for 3 week experienced less anxiety in response to negative stimuli than the placebo group, paying less attention to negatively-charged words and more attention to positive information. additionally, the prebiotic group has lower cortisol levels (a stress hormone linked to anxiety and depression).

While traditional therapies like anti-anxiety and depressant medications continue to be marketed heavily to a blissfully ignorant population, researchers believe that prebiotics and probiotics could ultimately be used as another tool to help manage mental illness.

The Symbiont Factor: How the Gut Microbiome Redefines Health, Disease and Humanity

Your challenge is to understand this and integrate it into your daily regimen BEFORE big pharma creates a drug for it.

Read More…

Heart Palps Regimen Now Online

After many years of trying to keep up with my research findings, I felt that the better option for all of  you would be for me to just turn my “Heart Palpitations Prevention Guide” into a web page.  To that end, I’ve created the page here, so no one will be left out and be forced to sign up to some optin page just to get the data they really need.  I want all of you to be able to beat your heart palpitation issues quickly and easily.

Please check out the page:  http://stopheartpalpitations.com/heart-palpitations-regimen/

Ebola Diary

After attending a seminar tonight on the value of L-Lyseine and Vitamin C, I came home to do some additional research on the Vitamin C angle. The Harvard doctor who put on the seminar had interviewed Linus Pauling twice in the past.  This doctor was a huge believer in the power of Vitamin C.  He was also over 90 years old!  

Much of my study has been around inflammation and control of free radicals.  So it wasn't a big jump when we began discussing the potential for Vitamin C and Ebola. Our doctor pointed out that in clinical trials, no virus has ever survived 12 days of high dose intravenous sodium ascorbate. He publicly wondered why no one appears to have tested it on ebola yet.  

That said, when I got back to my computer, I began searching.  Here is some of what I found:​


Ebola and Sodium Ascorbate: From Vitamin C Foundation

Note that the 2005 epidemic in Angola which was first referred to as an Ebola like virus has now been called the Marburg Virus. It does not make a difference from the point of view of treatment with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.

Both diseases kill by way of free radicals which can be neutralized by massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously. Note on another hemorrhagic fever ( acute induced scurvy): Nurse Pineo, the first white that survived the Lassa fever (another hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in Lassa, was, on her own, taking vitamins (Fuller, JG. Fever. Reader's Digest Press. 1974.)

Of course that was ignored and they used her convalescent serum for subsequent cases of Lassa fever in medical personnel. Why not give subsequent cases vitamins also? Maybe especially massive doses of vitamin C - to prevent the acute induced scurvy. It does not take a genius to figure out that with the increased bowel tolerance to oral ascorbic acid somewhat proportional to the toxicity of the disease that the most serious infectious diseases would rapidly exhaust all the bodies vitamin C, acute induced scurvy, and cause bleeding all over the body and finally free radical deaths.

Doses of Intravenous Sodium Ascorbate Indicated My experience with giving massive doses of ascorbic acid orally to over 30,000 patients and with giving intravenous sodium ascorbate to over 2,000 patients would indicate that with Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fever diseases that intravenous sodium ascorbate should be used in doses beginning with at least 180 grams per 24 hours. If the fever is not controlled or the symptoms are not reduced, the dosage and the rate of administration should be increased until they are controlled.

The doses of 180 grams per 24 hours would be administered in 3 bottles of lactated Ringer's, D5W. or 1/2NS with 60 grams of sodium ascorbate added per 8 hours. Do not be afraid of increasing the rate of administration. When I give one to two of these bottles in the office I have them run in 2 to 3 hours each. However, when administered in a hospital, the administration should be constant, around the clock at the rate and amount to eliminate the symptoms.

When I mention a rate that is administered in 24 hours, I mean just that, the rate. If the fever does not abate in the first 3 or 4 hours, the rate should be increased to whatever necessary to break the fever. However, when the fever and other symptoms abate then the rate of administration can be reduced. How to prepare these sodium ascorbate solutions for intravenous use is described in detail.  (Click Here)

When the Ebola or any other hemorrhagic disease has remitted to the point where intravenous sodium ascorbate is no longer necessary, bowel tolerance doses should be given orally until there is completer recovery.

When bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid are used orally be sure to keep the patient well hydrated. Do not under any circumstances let the patient become dehydrated when large doses of ascorbic acid are being administered orally. Because there is a breakdown of the blood vessels, it might be helpful to give a couple of grams of bioflavonoids and a multiple vitamin every day.

Oh! but I forgot, these are not patentable so not profitable to the drug industry.

If the good doctor tonight was correct, then Big Pharma will go after this article like there was no tomorrow.  If he is correct, then Big Pharma is planning to use the Ebola pandemic to line it's pockets - the like of which we've never seen before.  

The right thing to do, of course, would be to test the efficacy of sodium ascorbate intravenously and let the chips fall where they may.  Let's see what they do.

Inflammation – The Root of All Disease

My wife called me into her office yesterday.  She has a TV running as she works on designing her dog training material.  She is a local dog trainer.  She says to me, "Hey! They're saying what you have been saying for many years!  Inflammation is the big culprit!"  

The TV program showed a Doctor who had written a book about inflammation.  This doctor was delivering the essence of her book to an in-studio audience of about 300.  

This situation actually makes me feel much better about the medical industry.  It appears, at least, that on the periphery some doctors are starting to speak out about inflammation.  Everywhere you go you read about inflammation.  Doctor Oz, Doctor Mercola, and many others are finally opening the topic up for discussion.  

I do NOT believe that doctors know very little about inflammation - as doctor Mercola suggests.  ​I think it is more sinister than that.  I believe that doctors know very well what is at the root of most diseases.  I just believe that they choose to support the pharmaceutical companies - rather than to cure their patients.  If you doubt this, just try discussing a "cure" online.  The FDA will be down on you so fast it would make your head spin.  I don't believe that the concept of "cure" is anything that the FDA could tolerate.  

Thankfully, the world is changing.  It would benefit you to do some research on inflammation.  Once you understand the powerful effects of inflammation, you will quickly understand why the regimen that I use for preventing heart palpitations works so well.​

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