Update on My Personal Experiences with Therapeutic Baths

My use of Apple Cider Vinegar in a Therapeutic Bath

Conrad LeBeau
In my first newsletter of this year, the Keep Hope Alive Journal vol 16 No 1, I reported on 15 specific benefits of using apple cider vinegar in my bath water daily for more than 2 months. The amount I used was 2 cups of apple cider vinegar and 1 cup of Epsom Salt. This was added to a bathtub full of warm water in the range of 100 to 105 degrees F. The benefits I reported in my last newsletter are the following:

The benefits I observed for this 20-minute daily soak were-

1. The tightness of the tendons and muscles in the knees immediately lessened and the soreness was reduced and usually disappears completely within the 20-minute duration of the soak.This is the content for Layout P Tag
2. Less knee pain. Today, the pain the left knee is about 90 to 95% less than what it was 6 weeks ago, indicating the body is healing itself. I am able to do considerable walking now without a cane. Also pain in my right foot that may also be arthritis has gradually vanished over the past 6 weeks.
3. Weight loss – I have lost about one pound each week during the past 6 weeks. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been long used to help burn body fat.
4. Sweets Cravings has also been substantially reduced for which I credit the apple cider vinegar. Although not tested, blood sugar levels also likely declined as insulin sensitivity improves.
5. Improved circulation in the feet. – I noticed the appearance of my feet has improved. The heels on my feet are no longer looking gray and dull but instead are slightly pink and youthful looking. The occasional sensation of burning or tingling in the feet is gone.
6. Leg cramps go away. The painful cramps are often caused by either poor circulation or a deficiency of potassium or magnesium.
7. Gout, caused by uric acid crystals also gradually lessened and disappeared.
8. Cholesterol declines. After using the ACV/Epsom salt baths for 3 weeks, my labs showed normal cholesterol, low LDL and a HDL to total cholesterol ratio of 4.0 or less.
9. Color added to my hair and the hair is thicker. Although not the original purpose of the ACV/mineral baths, my hair color has shifted from white/gray to a slightly darker color on my head and in other areas. Vinegar is known to dissolve mineral deposits.
10. Systolic blood pressure has dropped 15 points or more at the end of the 20-minute soak. This effect has lasted for several hours.
11. Sleep quality and duration has improved significantly. I now only wake up just once during my nightly sleep cycle instead of 2 or 3 times.  After waking up, I return to a deep restful sleep in about 30 to 60 minutes.
12. Eyesight showed noticeable improvement after using the bath for 4 weeks. There are fewer eye floaters and less need for reading glasses.
13. Psoriasis and athletes foot is gone. [Other skin conditions may also clear up when used in therapeutic bath water.]
14. Sinus congestion abated and sense of smell has improved.
15. Memory and brain function has improved. Names are easier to recall.

  I am now in week 11 and I want to add to the list of 15 benefits to include these additional observations:

No 16. A significant improvement in digestive health and colon health. Stools are no longer narrow, broken in small pieces, or lumpy. There is no constipation, no diarrhea nor straining in bowel movements. No foul odors, no hemorrhoids, and no signs of yeast overgrowth or parasites either. The stools are simply healthy in appearance – They are smooth, brown, between 1 to 1.5 inches in diameter and 6 or more inches long, no curling, and there are no signs of inflammation period. Since the health of the gut is the foundation of both digestive health and immune system function, I can state with certainty that the apple cider vinegar baths are having a very beneficial systemic effect.

No 17. Yeast overgrowth and parasites no longer observed. The Apple cider Vinegar (ACV) absorbed through the skin is believed to be driving out candida-albicans, yeast overgrowth, and parasites.in the intestines.

No 18. The ACV detox baths support digestive, immune system, cardio, liver, pancreas, and kidney function.

No 19. No more tired or fatigued leg symptoms.
Most recently, April 8th,I decided to only use 2 cups of apple cider vinegar in the bath water and to stop adding the Epson Salts and the Borax. This is to test the effects of only using the ACV. I am convinced that the quality and duration of my sleep has improved significantly. Although I am 74 y.o. I currently wake up once during the night to visit the bathroom and then quickly return to sleep. Last night, a typical night, I slept 5 hours with no bad dreams and without interruption.
There are so many benefits of adding ACV to bath water, that these baths should help a wide range of health including all of the following: lung function, smell and taste, hearing and brain function including both short and long term memory, cardio vascular issues, candida and yeast overgrowth, cancer, arthritis, rheumatism, carpal tunnel, bursitis, elevated blood sugar, all nerve related problems including neuropathy, multiple sclerosis, sarcoidosis, auto immune, hiv/aids, hepatitis, cmv, ebv and other viral infections including other un-named conditions.
Finally, I am convinced that there are so many benefits from adding ACV in bath water on a daily basis that you cannot possibly obtain all of these same health benefits simply by adding a teaspoon of ACV to a glass of water and drinking it 3 times a day. That is my opinion, what is yours?

Wanted- Case report stories from persons adding either ACV or hydrogen peroxide to their bath water

            Note: for the hydrogen peroxide baths, add 3 quarts or 6 pints of 3% H2O2 to the bath water and soak for 20 minutes. This may be alternated once every other day with the ACV baths. Every one doing therapeutic baths should consult with their physician for more information and for monitoring results. Send your experience to keephopealive by email.

Case Report: Vitamin E (at 400 i.u. twice a day) partially reverses Emphysema

Milwaukee, WI A local person (I’ll call him Jim to protect his identity) who is collecting Social Security reported was told by his doctor last year that there was nothing he could do to reverse the effects of the Emphysema he had. While he had the benefit of a portable oxygen concentrator, he found himself severely winded when he walked more than one city block or walked up a flight of stairs.

About 2 months ago, a friend suggested he take 400 i.u of natural vitamin E daily. According to the Canadian Shute-brother doctors, vitamin E can increase oxygen availability to the heart and cells. These early pioneers in the use of vitamin E recommended vitamin E in daily doses of 200 to 1000 i.u daily for cardiovascular conditions including angina pain and also emphysema.
After taking 400 i.u daily for a month, “Jim” reported an improvement in his breathing, although it was not back to normal. He then increased the dose to 400 i.u twice a day and the improvement was more pronounced. He states he now knows that the vitamin E at this dosage level is helping his breathing significantly and estimates that his recovery time to catch his breath after exertion has improved by at least 50%. He also says he no has panic attacks from an inability to catch his breath.

A local nutritional advisor also suggested he eat a few red beets daily as this is a source of trimethylglycine (TMG) that breaks down into dimethyl glycine (DMG). DMG also will increase the oxygen carrying power of his blood. DMG is available as a dietary supplement but is also available as a food source from red beets. Suggestion: 2 or 3 pickled red beets consumed daily may also help.
Note: In their experience, the Shute brothers reported in their book that a few of their patients had an increase in blood pressure from taking high doses (over 400 i.u. daily) of vitamin E. It is possible that these few cases might have been due to other factors such as stress or increased sodium intake as the primary cause of the increase in hypertension. It would be advisable to monitor blood pressure if taking 400 i.u or more of vitamin E on a daily basis.

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Keep Hope Alive Journal – Healing Baths for sore muscles, joints and other purposes vol 16 N1 2018

Vol. 16 No 1    Keep Hope Alive Journal   2018
Healing Baths for sore muscles, joints and other purposes

Conrad LeBeau

In today’s fast world, the fast shower has replaced the relaxing bath. Most city water has chlorine and or fluoride added. Many people, including myself, don’t like either the smell or the drying effects of chlorine on the skin. A few years ago, I hired a plumber to install a whole house filter to my water system. Its purpose was to remove most of the chlorine. A low cost alternative to a whole house filtering system is discussed at earthclinic.com. The earth clinic website recommended using vitamin C (ascorbic acid powder) to remove the chlorine and Borax to remove the Fluoride.

After installing a new tub surround and a new faucet for the bathtub, I have been testing and enjoying the benefits of bathing, something I have done without for several years. Recently, I have tried a 20 minutes soak in warm bath water with 2 cups of apple cider vinegar added. I found the experience to be very uplifting and refreshing.

I also tried adding 1 cup of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) plus a 1/4th cup of Borax to a tub of bath water. I have found this very beneficial to loosen tight muscles and tendons in the legs. Last fall, I developed a persistent pain in my left knee. While I am getting physical therapy instructions once a week, I have found that adding either Apple cider vinegar or Epsom salts to be very beneficial. With Epsom salt I also added 1/4 cup of Borax to the bath water for the boron.

In researching the subject of healing baths at earthclinic.com, I came across a very detailed and interesting article on healing baths written by the editors of earthclinic.com. They discuss using a wide variety of therapeutic baths including the use of –

  1. Apple Cider Vinegar – an amazing remedy for many health benefits.
  2. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
  3. Borax powder (Source of Boron)
  4. Hydrogen Peroxide – to oxygenate the blood – kill infections systemically.
  5. Oatmeal bath – for itchy skin conditions
  6. Activated Charcoal – to pull poisons out of the body
  7. Herbal baths- for multiple purposes
  8. Baking Soda – to alkalize the body

How I used ACV and Epsom Salt

For joint inflammation, tight tendons and sore muscles, add 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) to one bathtub full of water and 1 cup of Epsom Salt. Optional – add 1/4 cup of Borax Using a candy thermometer, adjust the water temperature to reach 103 to 105 degree (F). Soak in this water for 20 minutes once a day in the morning. Do not use soap until the 20 minutes is done. Earthclinic.com has instructions for a variety of therapeutic baths. Go to –

https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/detox-and-healing-baths.html#intro for more info.

My Story – Arthritis, Apple Cider Vinegar and Bath water

In November 2017, I developed a pain in my left knee. The kneecap and the inside became slightly swollen and painful. I soon found myself limping. It was severe enough that I purchased a cane to help get around. Until early January of 2018, I experimented with a number of home remedies including hydrogen peroxide, and also magnets, with some success, but not complete resolution. While experimenting, I continued looking for answers.

Dr. David Brownstein listed the following causes of arthritis on his website-

  1. Bacteria and viruses
  2. Mycoplasma
  3. Sugar Consumption
  4. Milk and dairy
  5. Acidic foods (meat, eggs and dairy)
  6. Dehydration – lack of water
  7. Drugs used to treat Arthritis and joint inflammation.

This list does not represent all of the causes of joint pain. An injury from an accident or damage to cartilage between the bones or a lack of hyaluronic acid or silica that absorbs water may also contribute to joint pain. Joint pain can have more than one cause at the same time.

Gin, Raisins and Juniper Berries

The first remedy I tried was to eat raisins soaked in Gin. The formula was discovered in an internet search. To make it, I added one pint of Gin to a quart jar that was filled half full with yellow or golden raisins. Over a period of days, the raisins absorbed the Gin. Reports claim that relief from Arthritis occurs in 75% of the users over a 3-month period.

The mechanism of how it might work is unknown, but may involve the medicinal effects of juniper berries used to flavor the Gin. The remedy that I used suggested eating about 10 of these Gin soaked raisins each day. “Today’s Herbal Health” by Louise Tenny M.H. suggested the use of Juniper berries for removing uric acid crystals, for infections, and for increasing natural insulin in the blood by improving pancreatic function. Cherry juice has also been used to reduce uric acid crystals.

Uric acid crystals are formed by the consumption of excessive amounts of meat, eggs and fish. They usually affect the toes but can also affect the knees. An X-ray of my knee on Jan 9, 2018 was not conclusive except it showed no cartilage damage but hinted at impaired circulation and possible calcium spurs.

A search of home remedies at earthclinic.com listed several other remedies. The most popular one was the oral use of apple cider vinegar. Others listed included cold pressed flaxseed oil – one tablespoon per day and eating one raw avocado each day. Diluted cider vinegar was also proposed for topical use on arthritis and sore joints.

Since I don’t like the strong taste of apple cider vinegar, I decided to add the cider vinegar to my bath water and let some of it be absorbed into my skin and joints for a systemic effect. The results, so far, have been very satisfactory. At least 90% of the pain and impaired mobility has been resolved in a satisfactory way over the past 6 weeks. The specifics of what I did and continue to do are the following:

  1. I filled my bathtub with water to 2 inches below the overflow.
  2. Using a candy thermometer, I adjusted the hot and cold water to get a temperature of between 103 to 105 degrees F.
  3. I added 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to the bathtub water (I purchased a gallon at a local grocery store for $3.49. It appears that the vinegar was not filtered or pasteurized)
  4. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) – 1 cup was added to the bath water. Epsom salt was obtained at a local drug store.
  5. 1/4 cup of Borax (20 Mule Team) was also added to the bath water as a source of boron, a trace mineral that supports strong bones and ligaments. (Source – purchased from a local grocery store – marketed as a detergent booster)

6 I set a timer for 20 minutes and got into the tub and let the hot water with the apple cider vinegar, Epsom salts and Borax do its magic. Since the tub is too short to immerse my whole body, I allowed my legs to be completely covered and used a cup to pour some of the bath water over my chest and abdomen area.

  1. At the end of 20 minutes I lather with a bar soap and then finished with a short shower while the tub drains.
  2. Once every 2 weeks, I also see a physical therapist that has provided very helpful stretching and exercise suggestions.

The bath water treatment is done daily immediately after rising in the morning.

The benefits I personally observed for this 20-minute daily soak

  1. The tightness of the tendons and muscles in the knees immediately lessened and the soreness was reduced and usually disappears completely within the 20-minute duration of the soak.
  2. Less knee pain. Today, the pain the left knee is about 90 to 95% less than what it was 6 weeks ago, indicating the body is healing itself. I am able to do considerable walking now without a cane. Also pain in my right foot that may also be arthritis has gradually vanished over the past 6 weeks.
  3. Weight loss – I have lost about one pound each week during the past 6 weeks. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) has been long used to help burn body fat.
  4. Sweets Cravings has also been substantially reduced for which I credit the apple cider vinegar. Although not tested, blood sugar levels also likely declined as insulin sensitivity improves.
  5. Improved circulation in the feet. – I noticed the appearance of my feet has improved. The heels on my feet are no longer looking gray and dull but instead are slightly pink and youthful looking. The occasional sensation of burning or tingling in the feet is gone.
  6. Leg cramps go away. The painful cramps are often caused by either poor circulation or a deficiency of potassium or magnesium.
  7. Gout, caused by uric acid crystals also gradually lessened and disappeared.
  8. Cholesterol declines. After using the ACV/Epsom salt baths for 3 weeks, my labs showed normal cholesterol, low LDL and a HDL to total cholesterol ratio of 4.0 or less.
  9. Color added to my hair and the hair is thicker. Although not the original purpose of the ACV/mineral baths, my hair color has shifted from white/gray to a slightly darker color on my head and in other areas. Vinegar is known to dissolve mineral deposits.

[It is also possible that ACV may gradually help reverse atherosclerosis by reducing calcium deposits in the artery walls.]

  1. Systolic blood pressure has dropped 15 points or more at the end of the 20-minute soak. This effect has lasted for several hours.
  2. Sleep quality and duration has improved significantly. I now only wake up just once during my nightly sleep cycle instead of 2 or 3 times. After waking up, I return to a deep restful sleep in about 30 to 60 minutes.
  3. Eyesight showed noticeable improvement after using the bath for 4 weeks. There are fewer eye floaters and less need for reading glasses.
  4. Psoriasis and athletes foot is gone. [Other skin conditions may also clear up when used in therapeutic bath water.]
  5. Sinus congestion abated and sense of smell has improved.
  6. Memory and brain function has improved. Names are easier to recall.

The cost of adding ACV to your bath water is about 50 cents a day. Even when adding the Epsom Salt and the Borax, it is still less than one dollar a day, a real bargain in health benefits. Other types of therapeutic baths and their benefits are discussed at earthclinic.com.

Other Anti-Inflammatory Remedies

I continue to take one tablespoon of cold pressed flax seed oil daily and also eat half or one whole raw avocado each day. Both remedies are highly recommended (at earthclinic.com) for their anti-inflammatory effects in treating joint inflammation.

The physical therapist has been surprised at the degree and speed of my recovery. I was born in August of 1943 that makes me 74 y.o. As you get older, recovery from any injury takes longer than when you are young. The reason the baths work is that the skin absorbs some of the vinegar, Epsom salt and other minerals like boron from the Borax that is added to the bath water. The benefits spread throughout the body.

Earth Clinic Comments on ACV

Earth Clinic lists 35 health conditions that improve with the use of ACV, and this is ACV used orally. The usual dose is one teaspoon 3 times a day before meals. The ACV is usually added to water or juice. Earth Clinic recommends using raw organic ACV.

However, the product I used was not certified either to be organic or even raw, although I suspect that due to some pectin floating near the bottom of the gallon jug that it was raw and unfiltered but not organic. I could not beat the price at less than $3.50 a gallon.

Anti-inflammatory foods, herbs and spices

Raw Pineapple – has the enzyme bromelain

Raw Ginger root – enzymes

Turmeric/Curcumin – supplement

Glucosamine Sulfate – supplement.

Juniper berries extract

Devil’s Claw extract

Horsetail herb extract – high in silica

Dead Sea Mud Mask – apply over sore joints.

Kombucha tea

Sauerkraut

Raw garlic cloves

Onions – raw or baked

Yams, parsnips, yucca, carrots and beets.

Gelatin – one tablespoon daily dissolved in cherry juice.

Green leafy vegetables – Endive, Spinach, Parsley, Romaine, Cabbage and Kale.

Red sockeye salmon and canned sardines.

Lentil soup and green peas.

Avocado fresh – one a day.

Extra Virgin Olive oil – for cooking or salads

Coconut oil.

Castor oil – up to 1 tsp. daily.

Cod Liver oil – 1 Tbsp. daily

Flax seed oil – cold pressed 1 Tbsp. daily

Whey Protein from grass fed farm animals.

Vegan Digestive enzyme blend with meals

Important: Avoid inflammatory foods including refined sugar, soda, cake, white bread, GMO corn and soybeans, soybean oil, canola oil, eggs, ice cream and milk, lunchmeat with nitrates, and red meat while inflammation exists. Limit nightshade plants especially green tomatoes and green pepper. Rice is preferred over potatoes. Yogurt and kefir are OK if you can tolerate milk products. Honey, maple syrup, xylitol or stevia may be used as a sweetener in recipes.

White Birch Water Mineral Water

Used historically in Finland, Sweden and Norway for centuries as a panacea for Arthritis and Cancer. Here is the latest info on how it was originally made.

Hardwood ashes are made by burning White Birch wood in a cast iron stove or on a stone pit outdoors. Add 1/2 cup of ashes to a quart or liter of water. The mixture is boiled (simmered) in well water in a glass coffee pot. Do not use aluminum. Boil or simmer on low temp for 20 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand for 24 hours and pour off the clear liquid leaving the ashes at the bottom. Store the clear liquid in a glass jar and label as Birch Ash water – a very alkaline solution (pH 13) containing potassium hydroxide and trace minerals. May be applied topically on sore joints, slow healing cuts or tumors or taken orally in fruit juice – For oral use, add 1 or 2 tablespoons to a glass of juice or water and consume between meals one to 4X daily).

Silica

(for a healthy gut, skin, hair and joints)

Silicon is contained in 40% of the Earth’s crust. Silica is an essential mineral in the formation of hair, skin, bones, tendons and ligaments in the human body. It has a similar structure to carbon and bonds with oxygen to form silicates (1). Silica is found in oxygenated rocks, quartz, white sand, and clay. It is absorbed by plants and is contained in significant quantities in oatmeal, horsetail herb, millet, barley, potatoes and whole wheat. [Silica is not found in refined white sugar or in white flour] Silica is also found in several hot springs in Germany and in Iceland. Fiji water sold throughout the world is very high in dissolved silica.

[President Trump who claims he has no aching joints at age 70 has been seen on several occasions drinking Fiji water. Possibly his consumption of Fiji water is protecting the cartilage in his joints.]

Silica in the form of silicone is used in waterproof caulk to keep water out. Silica is what the glass in windows is made of, and silicon dioxide powder is in packets added to absorb moisture to keep salt and pills from sticking together.

Silica is used in the manufacture of electronic devices and in making solar panels. Silicon Valley in California gets its name from their use of silica crystals in the manufacture of various electronic components.

In the human body silica is the 7th most abundant mineral. Signs of silica deficiency are thin hair that has little or no body (thickness), fingernails that are brittle or tear easily, teeth that crack, skin with deep wrinkles, bones that break easily, tendons and ligaments that are easily damaged. Damage to cartilage between the bones is a leading cause of joint pain – sore knees being a common example.

In Positive Health News Report No 18 (1999) “Silica reduces excess IgG and this improves NK function and improves the integrity of the skin and mucus membranes.” (2)

Silica, by helping to rebuild the mucus membranes of the intestines helps to prevent foreign proteins from entering the blood and causing allergies, and inflammation in the joints and elsewhere in the body. The condition of the skin is a reflection of your inner self – the intestines. Silica will help prevent and heal a leaky gut.

The other component to heal a healthy gut is butyrate, a short chain fatty acid produced by friendly flora and naturally found in buttermilk and in butter. Butter from cows fed grass is preferred over grain fed cows. Eating foods high in silica that increase blood serum levels of this mineral will improve the immune function of persons with chronic conditions including arthritis, rheumatism, bursitis, allergies, osteoporosis, HIV/Aids, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, cancer and many other conditions.

In researching whether a silica supplement is a good choice, I am approaching the use of silica gel as a dietary supplement with some reservations because silica gel is a manufactured form of silica that goes through several processes and is not derived from a plant.

We know that the Inhalation of crystalline silica from ground rocks or sand high in silicon dioxide is associated with pulmonary inflammation and silicosis, a disease of the lungs where normal breathing is impaired.

While it may be safe to use Silica Gel, I prefer to use the strictly food based sources of silica as are noted below. I personally prefer to use horsetail herb tea or capsules or extract or eat ½ cup of oat bran or oatmeal cereal daily as a natural source of this vital mineral.

Foods high in Silica (1) mg per 100 grams

Horsetail herb_______3600 (average)

Oatmeal and Oat Bran – 600

Millet______________500

Barley______________230

Potatoes baked_______200

Whole Wheat________160

Red beets___________21

Asparagus___________18

Rye________________17

Sunflower seeds_______15

Note: Vegetables that are boiled will have about half the mineral content dissolved in the water that is used in cooking. Drink the water vegetables are cooked in as it contains loads of precious minerals to support your health in multiple ways. This is not a problem with soup as you consume both the vegetables and the water they are cooked in. Also, organic foods grown in mineral rich soil will have a higher silica and mineral content than foods grown with commercial fertilizers.

  1. 1. Silica – the Amazing Gel – a book by Klaus Kaufmann (Alive Books, Canada, 1993)
  2. Positive Health News – A Consumers’ Guide to Immune Restoration 1999 – the complete text is available at keephopealive.org/report18.html

Enzymes are necessary for digestion and the repair of chronic injuries like damaged cartilage in joints

Conrad LeBeau

Enzymes are proteins that act like the worker bees in a colony that produces honey. Enzymes control thousands of both simple and complex chemical reactions in the body. All plants and all living organisms contain enzymes and without enzymes, the building block of life would not exist and repair and healing in the body would not be possible. Without enzymes, life itself would soon cease to exist.

The pancreas is an organ that produces both insulin and digestive enzymes. Pancreatic enzymes break down meat and other proteins into simple amino acids, the building blocks of muscle and allow their absorption into the blood. Other enzymes like lipase will digest fats. Amylase will break down and digest carbohydrates. The enzyme lactase will digest the milk sugar called lactose.

When milk consumption causes gas and burping, the cause is frequently due to a lack of the enzyme lactase. Lactose intolerance can be inherited and is common among African Americans. Adding the enzyme lactase to milk will solve this digestive issue. Another way to reduce lactose is fermentation as in the making of yogurt and kefir.

The active probiotics in these fermented milk products reduce the milk sugar lactose and make these milk products easily digestible. A tart or sour taste in fermented milk products (sour cream, buttermilk, yogurt and kefir) indicates the presence of lactic acid and other short chain fatty acids that result from fermentation.

There are enzymes of both animal and plant origin. They will all help with digestion but that does not mean they are tolerated equally. Some people, including myself, do not tolerate enzymes from animal sources such as porcine or bovine pancreatic enzymes. Experience has shown that plant based enzymes are tolerated by most people.

The Pulse Test will tell you if can tolerate digestive enzymes of animal origin just as well as of plant origin. To use the pulse test, swallow an enzyme tablet or capsule of animal origin and measure your pulse rate at the time of swallowing and 30 minutes later. If your pulse increases 10 beats or more per minute, then you may have sensitivity to enzymes of animal origin and should consider using plant based enzyme formulas.

The Pulse Test can also be used to test the effects of enzymes of plant origin on your body or for that matter, any food. Again, if the pulse test indicates an increase in the pulse rate of more than10 beats per minute after half an hour, then you may want to reduce the amount you are using or take your enzymes only with food and not on an empty stomach.

As for plant enzymes, papain from papaya is one of the strongest protein enzymes available. High doses or concentrations should only be used with food and not on an empty stomach. The seeds of papaya are so concentrated in papain that they should never be eaten as they can actually digest holes in the intestinal wall.

Several years ago, a medical doctor told me that one of his patients, an immigrant from Mexico, ate papaya seeds and ended up with holes in his intestines. He told me an extract of papaya seeds has also been used to dissolve herniated discs in the spine.

The papaya fruit does not have this concentration of papain and eating papaya fruit has never been reported to cause a problem. Raw pineapple and kiwi fruit both contain digestive enzymes and can be safely eaten either with or without food. Fresh ginger root is also high in proteolytic enzymes. In fact all raw foods contain a variety of enzymes. All raw fermented foods raw like sauerkraut are high in enzymes. Apple Cider Vinegar and Kombucha, if not pasteurized, are high in beneficial enzymes.

Heat and Chemical additives destroy enzymes.

There is no consensus among experts as to what temperature destroys enzymes. This is because the temperature varies with the enzyme and the time of exposure to a specific temperature.

According to Dr. John Whitaker (1), when raw foods are heated above 140 degrees F, most enzymes weaken and lose their activity as a catalyst. Since catalyzed chemical reactions are needed to produce energy in the mitochondria of the cells, raw foods will produce more energy than cooked foods – providing they are chewed thoroughly and eaten slowly.

Ref: 1. goodhealthinfo.net

Enzymes from food and supplements

Ripe raw pineapple is a great source of digestive enzymes to include with your protein rich meals. Kiwi and ripe papaya fruit are also good choices. Fresh grated ginger root will help with digestion as will raw onions and garlic. For supplements, I use an enzyme supplement marked “Vegan” meaning that it comes from plant and not animal sources.

Who should eat foods high in enzymes?

Just about everyone who wants to have a natural high and lots of energy without the feeling of being drugged on caffeine and other stimulants. Anyone who believes in the prevention of disease and who wants a higher quality of life should eat some raw food with each meal or take vegetarian digestive enzymes.

What diseases respond to enzyme therapy?

– a partial list –

Arthritis

Allergies

Auto immune

Cancer

Chronic fatigue

Erectile dysfunction

Eyesight

High blood sugar or type II diabetes.

Hypertension – high triglycerides

Heart disease

Insomnia

Joint Inflammation

Obesity

Rheumatism

Wounds or injuries that are slow to heal

Dosing: Besides eating foods high in enzymes or fermented, (at least 50% of your diet) use enzyme supplements as directed or take 2 or 3 vegetarian enzyme capsules with meals, especially when dairy products or meat is consumed. Check with a doctor for more information and to monitor results.

Department of Justice

Office of Public Affairs  Released – Thursday, January 25, 2018

Associate Attorney General Brand Announces End To Use of Civil Enforcement Authority to Enforce Agency Guidance Documents

Today, as a follow-up to a memo issued by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in November, the Office of the Associate Attorney General issued a new policy that prohibits the Department of Justice from using its civil enforcement authority to convert agency guidance documents into binding rules. Under the Department’s new policy, Department civil litigators are prohibited from using guidance documents—or noncompliance with guidance documents—to establish violations of law in affirmative civil enforcement actions.

On November 17, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memo prohibiting the Department of Justice from issuing guidance documents that have the effect of adopting new regulatory requirements or amending the law binding on persons or entities outside the Executive Branch. The memo prevents the Department of Justice from evading required rulemaking processes by using guidance memos to create de facto regulations. In the past, the Department of Justice and other agencies had blurred the distinction between regulations and guidance documents.

“Although guidance documents can be helpful in educating the public about already existing law, they do not have the binding force or effect of law and should not be used as a substitute for rulemaking.”

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand said.  “Consistent with our duty to uphold the rule of law with fair notice and due process, this policy helps restore the appropriate role of guidance documents and avoids rulemaking by enforcement.” 

From FDA Law Blog (fdalawblog.net) “Guidance on Guidance”

March 15 2018

By Anne K Walsh

As one of her final acts before leaving DOJ, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand announced that DOJ would no longer permit its lawyers to use guidance documents issued by its “client” agencies as a basis for civil enforcement. The “Brand Memo” provides guidance about DOJ’s use of guidance, as we described here.

In a couple of coordinated speeches, DOJ officials clarified this position…Cox described federal agencies’ use of guidance in lieu of formal regulatory rulemaking required under the Administrative Procedure Act:

“Rulemaking can be cumbersome and slow, of course, and sometimes agencies have used guidance as a short-cut to effectively make new rules when they should have undertaken notice-and-comment rulemaking instead.” He referenced a recommendation from the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) to make clear that “the public may take a lawful approach different from the one set forth in” a guidance document. Per Cox, the Brand memo implements the ACUS recommendation: “

The Brand Memo makes clear that we won’t be using noncompliance with a guidance document to prove a violation of the applicable statute or regulation. In other words, we won’t use our affirmative civil enforcement authority to effectively convert a nonbinding guidance document into a requirement that has the force or effect of law.”

There are many potential applications of the Brand Memo in the FDA context, given FDA’s prolific guidance document library. As an illustration, FDA regulation requires the submission of a new 510(k) under certain circumstances, and FDA guidance walks through the analysis FDA recommends to determine whether a new 510(k) is required.

Many companies prepare a Letter to File as evidence of their decision not to file a new 510(k), but this is not a requirement by statute or regulation. Per DOJ policy, “if there’s a guidance document that expands upon that regulatory requirement – by suggesting that there are additional requirements or prohibitions that go beyond what the regulation actually says – then we’re not going to use noncompliance with those supposed requirements to show that a party violated the regulation.”

Thus, a company’s failure to document its decision-making cannot be used to solely support a civil enforcement action against a company for failing to submit a new 510(k).

These thoughts were reinforced by Ethan Davis, the soon-to-be former Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Consumer Protection Branch (CPB), who is leaving DOJ to clerk for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Because CPB specifically counts FDA as its client, Davis’ remarks in his speech are specifically relevant to FDA Law Blog readers. He described the basic tenet that “in our system, law is made by statute, and regulations are made by notice and comment rulemaking. Neither should be made by guidance documents.”

Davis renewed the commitment by DOJ CPB to “create an enforcement environment premised on the rule of law, so that you as regulated entities do not feel subjected to arbitrary and unpredictable enforcement actions.”

Only time will tell whether these DOJ principles are followed in future enforcement actions, but it behooves companies to remind DOJ of these stated principles if prosecution appears not grounded in law and only in guidance (documents).

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My Story – Arthritis, Apple Cider Vinegar and Bath water

Joint Inflammation is less with therapeutic baths

Conrad LeBeau

In November, 2017, I developed a pain in my left knee. The knee cap and the inside became slightly swollen and painful. I soon found myself limping. It was severe enough I purchased a cane to help get around. Until early January in 2018, I experimented with a number of home remedies including hydrogen peroxide, and also magnets, with limited success. While experimenting, I continued my searching. Dr David Brownstein listed the following causes of arthritis on his website-

  1. Bacteria and viruses
  2. Mycoplasma
  3. Sugar Consumption
  4. Milk and dairy
  5. Acidic foods (meat, eggs and dairy)
  6. Dehydration – lack of water
  7. Drugs used to treat Arthritis and joint inflammation.

This list does not represent all of the causes of joint pain. An injury from an accident or damage to cartilage between the bones or a lack of hyaluronic acid or silica that absorbs water may also contribute to joint pain. Joint pain can have more than one cause at the same time.

Gin, Raisins and Juniper Berries

The first remedy I tried was to eat raisins soaked in Gin. The formula was discovered in an Internet search. To make it, I added one pint of Gin to a quart jar that was filled half full with yellow or golden raisins. Over a period of days, the raisins absorbed the Gin. Reports claim that relief from Arthritis occurs in 75% of the users over a 3 month period.

The mechanism of how it might work is unknown, but may involve the medicinal effects of juniper berries used to flavor the Gin. The remedy that I used suggested eating about 10 of these Gin soaked raisins each day. “Today’s Herbal Health” by Louise Tenny M.H. suggested the use of Juniper berries for removing uric acid crystals, for infections, and for increasing natural insulin in the blood by improving pancreatic function. Cherry juice has also been used to reduce uric acid crystals.

Uric acid crystals are formed by the consumption of excessive amounts of meat, eggs and fish. They usually affect the toes but can also can affect the knees. An xray of my knee on Jan 9, 2018 was not conclusive except it showed no cartilage damage but hinted at impaired circulation and possible calcium spurs.

A search of home remedies at earthclinic.com listed several other remedies. The most popular one was the oral use of apple cider vinegar. Others listed included cold pressed flaxseed oil – one tablespoon per day and eating one raw avocado each day. Diluted cider vinegar was also proposed for topical use on arthritis and sore joints.

Since I don’t like the strong taste of apple cider vinegar, I decided to add the cider vinegar to my bath water and let some of it be absorbed into my skin and joints for a systemic effect. The results, so far, have been very satisfactory. At least 90% of the pain and impaired mobility has been resolved in a satisfactory way over the past 6 weeks. The specifics of what I did and continue to do are the following:

  1. I filled my bathtub with water to 2 inches below the overflow.
  2. Using a candy thermometer, I adjusted the hot and cold water to get a temperature of between 103 to 105 degrees F.
  3. I added 2 cups of apple cider vinegar to the bathtub water (I purchased a gallon of it at the local grocery store for less than $4.00)
  4. Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate) – 1 cup was added to the bath water. Epsom salt was obtained at a local drug store.
  5. 1/4 cup of Borax (20 Mule Team) was also added to the bath water as a source of boron, a trace mineral that supports strong bones and ligaments. (Source – purchased from a local grocery store – marketed as a detergent booster)

I set a hand timer for 20 minutes and got into the tub and let the hot water with the apple cider vinegar, Epsom salts and Borax do its magic. Since the tub is too short to immerse my whole body, I allowed my legs to be completely covered and used a cup to pour some of the bath water over my chest and abdomen area.

  1. At the end of 20 minutes I lathered with a bar soap and then finished with a short shower while the tub drained.
  2. Once every 2 weeks, I also see a physical therapist who has provided very helpful stretching and exercise suggestions.

The bath water treatment is done daily immediately after rising in the morning.

The Immediate and long-term benefits of this 20 minute soak.

  1. The tightness in the knees is immediately less and the soreness is reduced and sometimes disappears completely within the 20 duration of the soak.
  2. Today, the pain the left knee is about 90% reduced over what it was 6 weeks ago, indicating the body is healing itself. I am able to do considerable walking now without a cane.
  3. I continue to take one tablespoon of cold pressed flax seed oil daily and also eat half or one whole raw avocado each day. Both remedies are highly recommended (at earthclinic.com) for their anti-inflammatory effects in treating joint inflammation.
  4. The physical therapist has been surprised at the degree and speed of my recovery. I was born in August of 1943 which makes my 74 y.o. As you get older, recovery from any injury takes longer than when you are young.
  5. Weight loss – I have lost about one pound each week during the past 6 weeks. Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) has been long used to help burn body fat. Cravings for sweets has also reduced substantially.
  6. Improved circulation in the feet. – I noticed the appearance of my feet has improved. The skin of my heels are no longer looking dull but instead are slightly pink and the sensations of burning or tingling are gone.
  7. My latest labs showed normal cholesterol, low LDL and a HDL to total cholesterol ratio of 4.0 or less.
  8. Although not the original purpose of the ACV/mineral baths, my hair color has shifted from white/gray to a slightly darker color on my head and in other areas. Vinegar is known to dissolve mineral deposits. It is possible that ACV may gradually help reverse atherosclerosis by reducing calcium deposits in the artery walls. 

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Home Remedies for the Seasonal Flu

Hydrogen Peroxide in Bath Water

The following is a partial and updated reprint from the 2008 edition of the Journal of Immunity. The H2O2  treatment in bath water has worked effectively for measles, chicken pox, influenza and numerous other conditions when a systemic infection is present. ONE TREATMENT IS USUALLY ALL THAT IS NEEDED. 

Go to the store and buy 12 pint bottles of 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Fill a bathtub full of hot water. Add all 12 pints to the water. Stir and get in. Use a watch. Sit in the water for 20 minutes. Get out and dry off. You are done. Now go rest and drink plenty of liquids. The hydrogen peroxide in small amounts is absorbed through the skin into the blood stream where it kills off viruses and bacteria and other pathogens.

I have talked to many people where this one treatment has eliminated various serious chronic conditions. This treatment is powerful and turns on the immune system. The treatment can be repeated once every two days if needed. If your problem is not gone after two treatments, you need to see a health care professional.

Notice: Anyone with an organ transplant should not use this treatment as it could lead to an organ rejection. Anyone with a pacemaker should check with their physician.

Optional – Oral Use of Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

One teaspoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide (drug store variety) in a glass of water taken once every 4 hours. Use on an empty stomach only. Repeat up to 4 times a day. Be sure to consult with your doctor and have him monitor your use of hydrogen peroxide and other home remedies.

Del-Immune V and Beta Glucan

A highly effective product for colds and flus made from Lactobacillus Rhamnosus (broken cell wall or Lysated). The cell walls of L. Rhamnosus instantly turn on the immune system. Del-immune.com Beta glucan is also used to activate the macrophages, a type of white blood cell that engulfs bacteria and viruses. Del-immune reduces the duration of a cold and flu.

Safe Flu Remedies

Many of the remedies listed for the common cold also work for the flu. Fasting is imperative for recovery from the Flu. Rest and drink lots of water.  Eating the wrong foods will prolong the flu. Avoid all milk products and all wheat products. Eat only if hungry.

Consider raw onions on rye crisp or raw garlic on rye crisp, sauerkraut, chicken rice soup, Wakame in chicken broth, Leek soup. If body temperature is low, use an electric blanket.

For the intestinal flu

1. One half cup of Sauerkraut (warmed up in a pan) with slices of one or two cloves of raw garlic- eat this a couple times daily. Kills bacterial and viral infections of all kinds.

2. Stop eating – let yourself go hungry.

3. Charcoal capsules – 3 capsules every 4 hours with a glass of water. Helps to absorb toxins and the flu virus in the stomach area. Burned toast may be taken in place of charcoal capsules if the latter is not available. Best used with hot tea, (green, spiced or black tea).

4. Olive leaf extract – 15% to 20% oleuropein – 2 capsules every 4 hours.

5. Neem bark or neem leaf capsules – 2 capsules every 4 hours

6. Apple cider vinegar – one or two teaspoons  in a glass of water every 2 to 4 hours.

7. Ginger root – fresh grated – one teaspoon every 2 to 4 hours. Eat plain or add make a tea.

8. Yarrow: If you are not sweating, drink yarrow tea and if you do not have a fever, take 2 or 3 cayenne capsules with the tea to elevate your body temperature.

9. Slippery Elm tea – good to sooth the mucus membranes of the intestines, lungs and sinuses.

10. Buckwheat honey. Buckwheat is the most effective although most kinds of raw honey also contain anti microbial properties.

Chest infections/pneumonia

Place a towel soaked in 3% hydrogen peroxide solution over the chest area where there is pain and congestion. Do this for 30 minutes once every 4 hours. Get professional help if breathing remains difficult.

Sees-2000 (one capsule every 4 hours) or LDM-100 – roots of lomatium dissectum extract (20 drops in water once every 4 hours)

Pleurisy root tea – drink for chest pain and congestion. – reduces water in the chest area.

Raw garlic or garlic oil ointment over chest area. Inhale the aroma of fresh garlic cloves to clear the sinuses and lungs.

Avoid immunosuppressive treatments like Aspirin for the Flu

Aspirin should be used only if the fever is really high (103° F or higher). When you lower a fever you are also suppressing the immune response. Of the dozens of remedies for the cold and flu that are advertised, most relieve symptoms but also suppress the immune response. If a fever is broken by suppressing the immune response ( e.g. aspirin etc), that is bad as it will lengthen the time for recovery. If the fever if broken because the treatment kills the infection, that is a good treatment since it gets to the cause of the problem and is not just a palliative. This is why hydrogen peroxide, ozone, neem and garlic are so effective as treatments for various infections including colds and the flu.

Remedies for Clogged Sinuses

Here are a few personal tidbits for clogged sinuses –

Peppermint oil. It works fast and can be used as often as you need it. Buy a one ounce bottle and open it directly under your nostrils and inhale deeply.

Lemon juice – fresh squeezed – mix half and half with water. Use a dropper and with your head back, place several dropperfuls into your nostrils. Inhale until it comes out of the back of your throat.

Salt water – add one-half tsp of sea salt to 1/4 cup of warm water and use this as a nasal wash as you would the lemon juice. Salt water can also be used as a gargle.

Garlic clove aromatherapy – take a fresh clove of garlic and poke it with a fork – place it close to your nostrils and inhale deeply. Garlic odor kills most viruses and bacteria on contact.

Eucalyptus oil – spray some on your pillow before going to bed to keep your sinuses open while you sleep.

Inhalation therapy with steam -Bring a pan of water to a boil. Shut off heat and place a towel over your head and place your head over the pan of steaming water. Add a few drops of Vicks Vaporub or Eucalyptus oil to the hot water and inhale deeply.

For asthma, bronchitis, wheezing

Magnets; Wheezing and tight bronchial tubes caused by allergies or inflammation can be relaxed by placing the north pole of a magnet over the bronchial tube area, between the base of the throat and the heart.

Wild cherry bark tea – relaxes bronchial tubes

Guaifenesin – expectorant.

On a personal Note

C LeBeau. I have a sensitivity to milk products and almost a food addiction to them (cheese and ice cream) so I can rarely avoid them completely for more than 4 or 5 days. Then when my guard is down, I eat more and it weakens my humoral TH2 defenses and I get a cold or sinus infection. I can tell you from personal experience that I have tried every cold remedy listed here and they all work, some better than others. Depending on the severity of the cold, you may need to try several remedies at once to get satisfactory results.

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Healing Baths

Feb 1, 2018  Healing Baths for sore muscles, joints and other purposes

Conrad LeBeau
In today’s fast world, the relaxing bath has been replaced by the fast shower. Most city water has chlorine and or fluoride added. Many people, including myself, don’t like either the smell or the drying effects of chlorine on the skin. A few years ago, I hired a plumber to install a whole house filter to my water system. Its purpose was to remove most of the chlorine. A low cost alternative to a whole house filtering system is discussed at earthclinic.com. The earth clinic website recommended using vitamin C (ascorbic acid powder) to remove the chlorine and Borax to remove the Fluoride.

After installing a new tub surround and a new faucet for the bathtub, I have been testing and enjoying the benefits of bathing, something I have done without for several years. Recently, I have tried a 20 minutes soak in warm bath water with 2 cups of Apple Cider Vinegar added. I found the experience to be very refreshing and loosen tight muscles and tendons.

I also tried adding 1 cup of Epsom Salt (magnesium sulfate) plus a 1/4 cup of Borax to a tub of bath water. I have found this very beneficial to loosen tight muscles and tendons in the legs. Last year in November, I developed a persistent pain in my left knee. While I am getting physical therapy instructions once a week, I have found that adding either Apple Cider Vinegar or Epsom Salts to be very beneficial. With Epsom salt I also added 1/4 cup of Borax to the bath water for the mineral boron.

In researching the subject of healing baths at earthclinic.com, I came across a very detailed and interesting article on healing baths written by the editors of eartthclinic.com. They discuss using a wide variety of therapeutic baths including the use of –

  • Apple Cider Vinegar – an amazing remedy for multiple purposes.
  • Epsom Salt (Magnesium Sulfate)
  • Borax
  • Hydrogen Peroxide – to oxygenate the blood – kill infections systemically.
  • Oatmeal bath – for itchy skin conditions
  • Activated Charcoal – to pull poisons out of the body
  • Herbal baths- for multiple purposes
  • Baking Soda – to alkalize the body

The complete article can be viewed by here. You can also type in https://www.earthclinic.com/remedies/detox-and-healing-baths.html#intro

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Security Issues Resolved for Keep Hope Alive’s Website

Conrad LeBeau
In December 2017, we became aware of various search engine messages to Internet browsers using Safari or Internet Explorer that keephopealive.org Home page at https://keephopealive.org was not secure and a reader could lose personal information and data. Out of over 270 files on our website dating back to 1994, we never had a real security issue for persons using the only page available on our website – https://keephopealive.org/dkhaads.html since that was the only page on our vast website that accepted PayPal or credit card information for ordering books and spiritual artifacts including the San Damiano water. All orders have always been processed by PayPal through encrypted transmissions. No purchase or donation was ever at risk for the hacking of credit card information.

In addition to this, we had purchased a Security Certificate for the past several years through GoDaddy, the Internet server for Keep Hope Alive. The problem with some GoDaddy products is too often a lack of competent technical advisors at GoDaddy on providing adequate instructions on how to install the products they sell or to provide explicit detailed written instructions on how to use them.

An example of the incompetence of one GoDaddy employee occurred earlier this month when I was advised that the Security Certificate I purchased last year was improperly configured. I was told that the WWW should not have been placed in front of the domain name that is keephopealive.org. Well, it was a GoDaddy employee that set it up this way. WWW has existed as part of domain addresses of websites since the World Wide Web (www) was set up in the 1980’s.

This small detail should have been taken care of by the employee at GoDaddy at the time, but it was not. The result is that possibly thousands of readers were frightened by erroneous warning browser messages that it was dangerous to visit the Keep Hope Alive website. When I rekeyed the Security Certificate to drop the www from our website address, the employee compounded the problem further by making a mistaken keyboard entry and telling me it may take up to 72 hours for the new Security Certificate to be propagated through the website.

What happened is that our website went offline for over 4 days earlier this month. Following this, it took a phone call and another GoDaddy employee to correct the previous employees mistake. Finally, I can report that our entire website is now encrypted and browser safe for all its transmissions. When you look at our domain name at the top of the keephopealive.org home page, you will see a small padlock to the left of it. When you click on the padlock, it opens up and allows the reader to view the Security Certificate. Also by clicking on the website name itself, it changes and adds the prefix “https” to our website address. The “s” after http signifies “secured’. Also, in the lower right corner of the Home page and the Order page is the “McAfee Security Safe” image.

To sum up this report, we never really had any of our readers personal credit information at risk as this data was always stored at PayPal and not at either GoDaddy or on our website. Now the Browsers, whether they be Internet Explorer or Safari or others, should not be needlessly alarming readers with there erroneous security messages again.

Speaking of erroneous Error Messages –

Were you in Hawaii on Jan 13, 2018?

On 1/13/18, over one million residents of Hawaii were sent into a panic over a false text message they received that a missile from North Korea was on its way to Hawaii. Hundreds of thousands of people fled in panic and were running in all directions. Just as bad, it took 38 minutes before a new message was sent out to cancel the false alarm.

In 1962, I lived through the missiles of October when John Kennedy was in the White House. At the time, I was in my senior year in high school and working at McDonalds in Cudahy, Wisconsin. For 3 days, I recall it was very tense. Then, when the Russian naval ships turned away from the U.S. naval blockade of Cuba, and Russia agreed to remove the missiles from Cuba in return for the U.S removing its missiles from Turkey, this crisis was over. It was the short period in a long cold war that lasted nearly 40 years. Twice during these 40 years, mistaken computer images that the other side had launched missiles nearly set off an accidental nuclear war between the United States and Russia. In my opinion, Divine intervention saved the world and prevented a war that would have destroyed most of the Earth and its inhabitants. Today, the United States and North Korea need to sit down and come up with a workable plan to prevent an accidental nuclear war from happening.

 Renaming our quarterly publication

From the “Journal of Immunity” to the “Keep Hope Alive Journal

The name “Keep Hope Alive Journal” will begin the New Year in 2018. It provides a wider umbrella for an expanded range of topics that I have already written about on this website with more to come. While research on health topics will remain a primary focus, future articles will include environmental issues, a report on the six solar panels and a small wind turbine that generates electricity that I installed on my garage in 2016; multiple reports on numerous cover-ups and conspiracies at the highest levels of the federal government that have been going on at least since the early 1940’s; the “Money Power” as the 4th branch of government (politicians being bought off by Big Banks, Drug Companies and Mega Corporations), the battle for a free and open Internet owned by no one, unrestricted access to natural and alternative treatments for cancer and all other diseases, the cover-up at Roswell, New Mexico of a flying saucer piloted by aliens that crashed in 1947 that the government falsely claimed was weather balloons, the messages given by the Mother of Jesus at Medjugorje and what might be in the last of the 10 secrets yet to be revealed.

I hope that the thoughts and messages of this website are heard around the world, and do not have the fate of the ancient Chinese question- “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to see it, did it make a sound?”

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Journal of Immunity Vol 15 No 4

Jan 1 – 2018 – Happy New Year!

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A Garlic Remedy for Singers
Printable pdf version of this article.

Conrad LeBeau
The following formula was told to me recently by a Milwaukee resident, who sets up music and entertainment equipment for events in the Milwaukee area. He called it the Singer’s Remedy for a hoarse throat. He said it works every time.

The formula is to take 6 cloves (toes) of raw garlic that are peeled and place them in a pot with about 2 or 3 cups of water. Bring it to a boil and cover the pot – reduce heat and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat.

When done, let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to cool to a tolerable temperature for the skin. Then, place a large handkerchief or white cotton cloth into the water to soak up the garlic essence. Place the cloth around the throat of the person who has a tickle or hoarse throat and hold there for about 15 minutes.

As the warm garlic water is absorbed into the skin around the throat, the hoarseness or mild throat infection vanishes and then as they say in Hollywood- “the show goes on.” I am told this recipe also works for sore throat. You might also want to gargle with the garlic water as well.

A variation is to place several cloves of raw garlic (cut up in pieces) in a small jar of apple cider vinegar. Shake and let stand for at least one hour. Take one tablespoon and add it to 4 to 6 ounces of warm water and gargle. You can also drink this mixture.

Garlic and Cancer

A search at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for Ajeone, a component of garlic, yielded 161 scientific studies, a majority of them citing research on Ajeone in the treatment of various types of cancer, and also how it increased IgA production in the intestines of mice. A lot of this research is recent and was published in 2017.

The studies indicate that drug companies, realizing the potential of raw garlic to kill cancer cells, are doing research on developing synthetic analogue compounds that can be patented and marketed to a vast population of patients infected with cancer. Patented cancer drugs cost $10,000 a month and up while natural garlic costs pennies by comparison.

If people can recover from cancer by eating raw garlic or high doses of aged garlic, the big drug companies would definitely want to hide this information from the public. With millions of dollars continuing to pour into the coffers of politicians in Washington DC, don’t hold your breath that natural remedies like garlic (including black seed, Vitamin D and thousands other natural remedies) that you read about here and elsewhere will get any positive feedback from politicians or from the mainstream media.

Aspirin for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Case Report

A local Milwaukee resident recently told me that his mother had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for 20 years. One day she began taking one small St Joseph’s aspirin (81 mg each). Three months went by and one morning she woke up and her arthritis was gone. It has not since returned. What a simple remedy. A search at Pubmed for “aspirin” retrieved 72169 articles, indicating how important aspirin is. Salicylic acid is the active component of aspirin. Salicylicate(s) are found in nature in willow bark, white birch bark and other plant sources.

The side effects of aspirin may be reduced by taking it with meals instead of an empty stomach. Another way to reduce side effects is to dilute or pre-dissolve aspirin completely in water before swallowing it.

Aspirin has many other uses

  1. An adult aspirin has been reported to stop a heart attack. Aspirin, which thins the blood, can have side effects in higher doses including causing intestinal bleeding. Aspirin taken with meals or with food may reduce these potential side effects.

[Cayenne as an alternative to aspirin. A teaspoon of cayenne pepper (about 3 cayenne capsules) taken with water will also do the same thing. Cayenne will also dissolve the blot clot that caused a stroke. Cayenne is most effective if it is used when the stroke occurs or within 24 hours. The longer one waits to use it after a stroke – the less effective it will be.]

  1. A daily aspirin will help prevent, slow down and even reverse many autoimmune conditions where inflammation is a contributing factor.
  2. A daily aspirin will also help prevent cancer, may be used as an adjunct cancer treatment, and will usually extend the life of cancer patients. The use of Aspirin for treating cancer is not a highly profitable business, but it has far fewer side effects than chemotherapy and radiation and cost just pennies.
  3. Aspirin for HIV/AIDS. One aspirin a day has been shown to increase CD4 helper cells in the early 1990’s as reported by John James in AIDS Treatment News (ATN). Increasing CD4 cells is critical for the long-term survival of persons infected with HIV. Low dose aspirin can also help prevent dementia, cancer and heart disease in persons with HIV. A letter to Dr Pierone published (thebody.com) in 2004 stated:

I’ve read that “…a clinical trial conducted in Zimbabwe in 2001 showed that aspirin monotherapy (1.2gr.) increased CD4 count an average of 83, and that was at the nine month point. At the 12 month point, CD4 counts were still approximately 35 above baseline (compared with AZT at 35 below baseline). Overall, moderate-dose aspirin monotherapy increased CD4 counts more than twice as much as high-dose AZT therapy, and maintained CD4 counts above baseline for about three times as long as AZT could.”

The full letter can be read at –http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Q155616.html

 Is Raw Garlic a Missing Piece of the AIDS Cure Puzzle?

For the past year, we have received several emails from readers on our mailing list that attempted to follow portions of “Mary from Brooklyn’s” protocol that has apparently cured her of HIV infection. Most of the protocols focused on the use of black seed and also vitamin D. No one reported the use of a raw garlic clove 3 times a day with meals. It may also be noteworthy that no one has achieved the level of success that Mary achieved – return to a normal CD4/CD8 ratio (1 to 2.5) and flipping the antibody test from pos. to neg.

For some weeks I have been wondering if there was some missing factor in “Mary from Brooklyn” apparent cure that has been overlooked. Over the past several months, several of you have sent me emails detailing self-help treatments, some with, and, some without prescribed HIV drugs.

On November 29th, I talked with a reader from the West Coast who told me interesting story and asked that his name not be used. I will call him John Doe #1. I have talked to John Doe #1 on and off for the past 25 years. He is a male in his 50’s and has been positive and using HIV drugs all this time although having maintained a keen interest in natural remedies. Here is what he told me yesterday.

Like Mary from Brooklyn, John Doe #1 lived in a suburb of New York City. Around 1995 he recalls a conversation with several of his friends who were all HIV+, and about one person in the group (John Doe #2) who was an anomaly as he had practiced unsafe sex for several years with men known to have HIV or AIDS, yet he remained HIV negative.

As the discussion went, John Doe #1 asked #2 “what do you attribute your negative status too?” HIs reply – “garlic.” John Doe #1 assumed #2 was eating raw garlic although he never actually said that.

Fifteen years later around 2010, John Doe #1 returned to New York and met #2 who disclosed to him that he was now HIV positive and had been so for the past 2 years. John Doe #1 said to #2: “I want to ask you one question: did you stop eating garlic?” His reply: “Yes.”

#1 then said to #2: “that is why you are now HIV+. In all those years you practiced unsafe sex, the garlic protected you.”

On Nov 29 I wrote to more than 70 members of the email group, some live in Nigeria. No one has since replied that they had used raw garlic as part of their protocol. One person asked if garlic tablets from a health food store would work as well. My opinion is that they would not.

I personally believe that one clove of raw garlic with Ajeone in it has more anti bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect than a bottle of dried garlic capsules. However, I did cite a study years ago that aged garlic extract taken at a dose of 5 grams a day helped to significantly improve the CD4/CD8 ratio, a key indicator that the protocol is working. While aged garlic taken in high doses (5 grams = 5000 mg), aged garlic alone may not get you across the finish line that is total viral eradication.

A combination protocol using raw garlic 3X with meals along with 4 or 5 grams of either aged or slow roasted garlic, and using several other immune modulators (Blackseed and raw honey) high doses (10,000 i.u.) of vitamin D or direct sunshine exposure for 1 hour daily, 3 to 6 Brazil Nuts daily for selenium, and beet juice once or twice weekly along with a daily low dose aspirin summarizes should provide good results as a holistic natural treatment program. A healthy diet low in sugar, refined carbs and alcohol is a must also.

As Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet: to be or not to be- to add one or more prescribed HIV drugs to this regimen will depend on the results obtained and the extent a person is willing to expand his daily treatment regimen, and also whether the ultimate goal is disease management or to continue the pursuit of the ultimate cure.

Scientific Research on Aged Garlic Extract

1989 – The following excerpt is from the Immune Restoration Handbook 3rd end (page 228) quoting from a study on the use of 5 grams daily of an aged garlic extract used in treating 6 AIDS patients:

“A study published in the German Medical Journal “Deutsche Zeitshrift” in Oct, 1989 by T.H. Abdullad, D.V. Kirkpatrick and J. Carter, reports on the results of 7 AIDS patients taking 5 grams of garlic daily as an aged extract, similar to Kyolic garlic. They said that 6 of the 7 patients had normal Natural Killer (NK) cell activity after 6 weeks and that all had normal NK activity after 12 weeks. Five of the 7 had significant improvements in their T4/T8 ratios after 12 weeks with 3 returning to normal reference ranges of 1.0 or higher. They also reported a lessening of diarrhea in one patient with Cryptosporidia, fewer outbreaks of Herpes, Thrush, Candidiasis, and Sinus infections.”

Note: [Using Kyolic, a popular aged garlic extract sold in Health Food Stores, it would take about 7 capsules twice a day to reach the 5 gram or 5000 mg daily treatment threshold. It would be more cost effective to roast garlic coated in olive oil in a shallow pan for 40 minutes at 300 degree F. To make a one-month’s supply, roast one pound of peeled garlic cloves coated with olive oil in a shallow pan. Add a pinch of sea salt and run it through a food processor when done. Consume 1 or 2 tablespoons daily of the roasted garlic on whole grain crackers. Refrigerate the rest and use it up within one month]

Update: a search I did for this abstract on Dec 2, 2017 at the National Library of Medicine turned up nothing. My opinion is that someone removed from it the NLM. What I did find is a number of titles of abstracts from AIDS magazines and organization funded by big drug companies suggesting that people with AIDS should not use garlic along with prescribed HIV meds. These articles bashing garlic had no abstracts or research attached to support these opinions. I guess you could call this science by sound bite.

While 1989 seems like ancient history, early in the 1990’s, there were also published reports at the NLM (Pubmed) that an aspirin a day was increasing CD4 helper cell counts. Since the introduction of protease inhibitors, not a word has been spoken about these earlier discoveries.

My own opinion is that while aged garlic extract has a wide range of health benefits in supporting immune function, it does not have the direct germ and virus killing power of raw garlic. This is because raw garlic has a substance called Ajeone- that will kill bacteria, fungus and viruses including HIV on contact.

For raw garlic to cure AIDS, it has to penetrate and block HIV activity inside the lymph nodes – the main reservoirs of HIV infection. Possibly some of the sulfur compounds inside garlic may mimic the penetrating effects of Di-Methyl SulfOxide (DMSO).

Here are a few abstracts on “Ajeone”, the active ingredient in raw garlic

Selective in vitro protection of SIVagm-induced cytolysis by ajoene, [(E)-(Z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]. Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Apitz-Castro R.   Biomed Pharmacother. 1998;52(5):229-35.

In vitro suppression of HIV-1 replication by ajoene [(e)-(z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Garzaro D, Barrios M, Apitz-Castro R.Biomed Pharmacother. 1997;51(9):397-403.

Ajoene antagonizes integrin-dependent processes in HIV-infected T-lymphoblasts. Tatarintsev AV, Vrzheshch PV, Schegolev AA, Yershov DE, Turgiev AS, Varfolomeyev SD, Kornilayeva GV, Makarova TV, Karamov EV. AIDS. 1992 Oct;6(10):1215-7. No abstract available.

[The ajoene blockade of integrin-dependent processes in an HIV-infected cell system].  Tatarintsev AV, Vrzhets PV, Ershov DE, Shchegolev AA, Turgiev AS, Karamov EV, Kornilaeva GV, Makarova TV, Fedorov NA, Varfolomeev SD. Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(11-12):6-10. Russian.

Rep. Trey Gowdy questions a DEA Official about Marijuana Classification as a Schedule 1 Drug

Posted 8/10/17 at Natural Health News (with excerpts from Natural Blaze)

Matt Agorist

During a meeting with the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), a Republican congressman asked a question that set off a conversation exposing the tyrannical nature of the drug war. The (ONDCP) met with members of Congress this week to discuss multiple issues when a Republican congressman asked a question that would expose the state’s immoral and tyrannical war on drugs in an accidental stroke of logic.

Trey Gowdy III is a member of the Tea Party movement and the Republican Party and serves as a congressman from South Carolina. He is also the chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

During the meeting with the ONDCP this week, Gowdy asked why marijuana was a schedule I drug. Schedule I “drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse,” the DEA claims. Given the mountains of evidence showing the beneficial nature of the cannabis plant, the DEA’s claims are nothing short of asinine and tyrannical. However, marijuana continues to be categorized as such, paving the way for the police state to lay waste to rights and fill prisons for profit.

When Gowdy asks Richard Baum, the acting director of Trump’s ONDCP, why marijuana is a schedule one, Baum immediately skirts the question. He then digresses into support for big pharma’s version of synthetic marijuana by saying that the FDA-approved versions of marijuana components can help people.

While Gowdy didn’t go so far as to call for the legalization of cannabis — because it would likely mean political suicide among his staunchly conservative base — his line of questioning set off a conversation that would eventually expose the war on drugs. Cannabis has never killed anyone — ever. That being said, however, cocaine and meth kill thousands every year. Yet, as Baum concedes, the DEA considers them safer than this amazing plant.

When Gowdy brings this up, Baum is unable to respond and uncomfortably squirms in his chair — likely knowing the real reason marijuana remains a schedule one drug. Gowdy then turns over the floor to Gerald Connolly, who continued the accidental exposé of the American drug war.

We’ve put people in jail…It’s had huge consequences based on little to no scientific evidence,” said congressman Gerald Connolly, who bluntly hit the nail on the head. The reality of the war on drugs is that it is not based on scientific evidence. Instead, it is based on a dark history of oppression, racism, and political corruption.

In spite of some form of cannabis being legal in some fashion in 29 states and Washington D.C., the government still violently and with extreme prejudice continues to seek out those who dare possess it. If the CDC calculated the number of deaths inflicted by police while enforcing marijuana laws, that number would certainly be shocking and could even be deemed a risk to public health. Marijuana is, indeed, dangerous, but only because of what can happen to you if the police catch you with it.

Nothing highlights the hypocrisy, immorality, and sheer idiocy of the drug war quite like marijuana prohibition. Here we have a medicine that kills cancer cells, saves the lives of countless epileptic children, heals broken bones, relieves pain, treats PTSD, is not dangerous, and exhibits a variety of other incredible benefits – yet the state will kill you over it. So why do these tyrants keep it illegal?

If you want to know who profits from ruining lives and throwing marijuana users in cages, we need only look at who bribes (also known as lobbies) the politicians to keep the war on drugs alive. Below is a list of the top five industries who need you locked in a cage for possessing a plant in order to ensure their job security.

  1. Police Unions: Coming in as the number one contributor to politicians for their votes to lock you in a cage for a plant are the police themselves. They risk taking massive pay cuts and losing all their expensive militarized toys without the war on drugs.
  2. Private Prison Corporations: No surprise here. The corporatist prison lobby is constantly pushing for stricter laws to keep their stream of tax dollars flowing.
  3. Alcohol and Beer Companies: These giant corporations hate competition, so why not pay millions to keep a cheaper and far safer alcohol alternative off the market?
  4. Pharmaceutical Corporations: The hypocrisy of marijuana remaining a Schedule 1 drug, “No Medical Use Whatsoever,” seems criminal when considering that pharmaceutical companies reproduce a chemical version of THC and can market and sell it as such. Ever hear of Marinol? Big pharma simply uses the force of the state to legislate out their competition; that happens to be nature.
  5. Prison Guard Unions: The prison guard unions are another group, so scared of losing their jobs, that they would rather see thousands of non-violent and morally innocent people thrown into cages than look for another job. What does it say about a society who’s resolute in enacting violence against their fellow human so they can have a job to go to in the morning?

The person who wants to ingest a substance for medical or recreational reasons is not the criminal. However, the person that would kidnap, cage, or kill someone because they have a different lifestyle, is a villain on many fronts.

The good news is that the drug war’s days are numbered. Evidence of this is everywhere. States are defying the federal government and refusing to lock people in cages for marijuana. A record number of law enforcement personnel are even quitting their jobs and joining the push to end the drug war.

Colorado and Washington served as a catalyst in a seemingly exponential awakening to the government’s immoral war. Following suit were Oregon, D.C., and Alaska, and now Maine, Massachusetts, and Nevada. Medical marijuana initiatives are becoming a constant part of legislative debates nationwide. We’ve even seen bills that would not only completely legalize marijuana, but deregulate it entirely, like corn.

Also, while the idea of treating an addict with compassion instead of violence is a radical notion in this country, in other countries, such as Portugal, its effects have been realized for more than a decade. In 2001, the Portuguese government decriminalized all drugs. 14 years later, drug use, crime, and overdoses have drastically declined in Portugal exposing the cruel reality of prohibition. Eventually, more states will adopt this approach, and the drug war tyrants will finally be outnumbered.

As more and more states refuse to kidnap and cage marijuana users, the drug war will continue to implode. We must be resilient in this fight. If doing drugs bothers you, don’t do drugs. When you transition from holding an opinion — to using government violence to enforce your personal preference, you become the bad guy. Please, for all that is good, don’t be the bad guy._____________

This post first appeared at the Free Thought Project by Matt Agorist.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world.

Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on Twitter, Steemit, and now on Facebook.

Summary of Medical Opinions on EDTA Chelation Therapy.

This is part two of the article on EDTA that was published in our last newsletter. The following list of health benefits from EDTA chelation therapy is adapted from Walker M, Gordon G, and Douglass W.C. It is found in – The Chelation Answer. 

Scientific Benefits of EDTA Chelation

  • Eliminates heavy metal toxicity (Lead, Mercury)
  • Prevents cholesterol deposits
  • Reduces blood cholesterol levels
  • Lowers high blood pressure
  • Avoids by-pass surgery
  • Avoids angioplasty
  • Reserves digitalis toxicity
  • Removes calcium from atherosclerotic plaques
  • Dissolves intra-arterial blood clots
  • Normalizes cardiac arrhythmias
  • Has an anti-aging effect
  • Reduces excessive heart contractions
  • Increases intracellular potassium
  • Reduces heart angina
  • Improves heart function
  • Removes mineral and drug deposits
  • Dissolves kidney stones
  • Reduces serum iron levels
  • Reduces heart valve calcification
  • Reduces varicose veins
  • Heals calcified necrotic ulcers
  • Reduces intermittent claudication
  • Improves vision in diabetic retinopathy
  • Decreases macular degeneration
  • Dissolves small cataracts
  • Makes arterial walls more flexible
  • Reverses senility
  • Reduce stroke/heart attack after-effects
  • Prevents cancer
  • Improves memory
  • Prevents osteoarthritis
  • Reduces rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
  • Lowers diabetics’ insulin needs
  • Reduces Alzheimer-like symptoms

References

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  • Meltzer LE, Ural E, Kitchell JR. The treatment of coronary artery heart disease with disodium EDTA. In: Seven M, ed. Metal-Binding in Medicine.Philadelphia: JB Lippincott; 1960.
  • Edmunds LH, Stephenson LW, Edie RN, Ratcliffe MB. Open-heart surgery in octogenarians. N Engl J Med.1988;319:131-136.
  • CASS Principal Investigators and the Associates. Coronary artery surgery study (CASS): a randomized trial of coronary artery bypass surgery: Survival data. Circulation.1983;68:939-950.
  • CASS Principal Investigators and the Associates. Myocardial infarction and mortality in the Coronary Artery Surgery Study randomized trial. N Engl J Med.1984;310:750-758.
  • Chappell LT, Janson M. EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of vascular disease. J Cardiovasc Nurs.1996;10:78-86.
  • Cashin WL, Sanmarco ME, Nessim SA, Blankenhorn DH. Accelerated progression of atherosclerosis in coronary vessels with minimal lesions that are bypassed. N Engl J ed.1984;311:824
  • Arom KV, Cohen DE, Strobl FT. Effect of intraoperative intervention on neurological outcome based on electroencephalographic monitoring during cardiopulmonary bypass. Ann Thorac Surg.1988;48:476-483.
  • Olszewer E, Carter JP. EDTA chelation therapy in chronic degenerative disease. Med Hypotheses.1988;27:41-49.
  • Holliday HJ. Carotid restenosis: A case for EDTA chelation. J Adv Med.1996;9.
  • Parisi AF, Folland ED, Hartigan PA. Comparison of angioplasty with medical therapy in the treatment of single-vessel coronary artery disease. N Engl J Med.1992;326:10-16.
  • Chappell LT, Stahl JP. The correlation between EDTA chelation therapy and improvement in cardiovascular function: a meta-analysis. J Adv Med.1993;6:139-160.
  • Olszewer E, Carter JP. EDTA chelation therapy in chronic degenerative disease. Med Hypotheses.1988;27:41-49.
  • Olszewer E, Sabbag FC, Carter JP. A pilot double-blind study of sodium-magnesium EDTA in peripheral vascular disease. J Natl Med Assoc.1990;82:173-174.
  • Rudolph CJ, McDonagh EW, Barber RK. A non-surgical approach to obstructive carotid stenosis using EDTA chelation. J Adv Med.1991;4:157-166.
  • Rudolph CJ, Samuels RT, McDonagh EW. Visual field evidence of macular degeneration reversal using a combination of EDTA chelation and multiple vitamin and trace mineral therapy. J Adv Med.1994;7:203-212.
  • Casdorph HR. EDTA chelation therapy, II: efficacy in brain disorders. J Holist Med.1981;3:101-117.
  • Casdorph HR. EDTA chelation therapy: efficacy in arteriosclerotic heart disease. J Holist Med.1981;3:53-59.
  • Hancke C, Flytie K. Benefits of EDTA chelation therapy on arteriosclerosis. J Adv Med.1993;6:161-172.
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Healthcare Gridlock in the U.S. Senate

Tennessee Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, chairman of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, is trying to form a bipartisan consensus on health care and make it more affordable.

The wrong headed focus on health insurance premiums does not deal with the primary issue – the high cost of patented drugs, market exclusivity patents, and the lack of choice in the market place from low cost traditional natural food based remedies including dietary supplements and thousands of herbal remedies.

The use of government regulations to create market monopolies for big drug companies is the result of a direct attack on freedom of speech and press under FDA policy and regulations.          They have made low cost natural medicine illegal by requiring government pre-approval of speech about the health benefits of food and nature-based remedies for preventing or mitigating illness, and may I add, at a cost of over one billion dollars per health claim. Thus, thousands of natural remedies have been withheld from the American people, not for the public’s protection, but to reward major Wall St political donors with continuing market monopolies.

Regulations by the FDA and FTC that require government pre-approval of speech on the intended uses of natural remedies blatantly violates the First Amendment.

Letter To Senator Ron Johnson-

Dear Senator Ron Johnson, The dysfunction in our health care system did not start with Obamacare. It started over 100 years ago when Congress created the Food and Drug Administration and defined a “drug” for the first time in 1906 as substances intended for the prevention or treatment of disease.

The original definition passed in June of 1906 sought to define “drug” to protect the public from opiates and narcotics including cocaine and heroin. The definition was never intended to cover every substance under the sun including spices, herbs, fruit, vegetables and water under the drug definition.

However, lawyers for big drug companies who marketed patented drugs invested in the federal courts to expand the definition of drug to include all low cost natural remedies. These mostly plant based remedies competed in the market place with patented drugs. For the most part, natural non-patented remedies were very low cost, and had few if any side effects.

It took hundreds of millions of dollars in donations to politicians who along with lobbyists rewrote the laws to create a market monopoly for the big drug companies where competition in the marketplace no longer exists between natural remedies and patented drug holders. Distributors of natural remedies are barred under the current FDC Act from stating in the labeling of their products an intended use to prevent or mitigate a disease.

The First Amendment rights of distributors of natural remedies are denied under the continuous threat of civil or criminal litigation. I know as I have personally been a victim of this over reach of federal powers under the Obama Adm.

I am not asking for any favors – only justice and a fair and balanced marketing field for all manufacturers of natural remedies. I have attached the 2 page 3 part proposal again and ask that you again review it, as your comments suggest you did not read the proposed changes to the definition of “new drug” and “drug” or understand why this is absolutely necessary to lower the cost of drugs and make available to the public low cost natural remedies.

I would also like you to set up a meeting between us so I can explain and make my case to you in person. Thank you for your attention to this important matter. Conrad LeBeau.

 Donations and a New Affiliate Program

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EDTA has been used since 1940 to chelate lead out of the body. We chose the W.T Raleigh Co because some members of our Board of Directors have used oral chelation products from this company for several years. The products of interest are the original “Formula No 1 – OC Classic” – a liquid honey based formula made by Golden Pride containing the chelators – Royal Jelly and EDTA along with other ingredients. This liquid honey product has been in use for over 35 years. The other product is a tablet with similar ingredients called OC MAX. Both products are used to support cardiovascular health. For more info, go to keephopealive.org/dkhaads.html

Lead is a known neurotoxin and destroyer of brain cells. Mercury is another heavy metal. An article on mercury toxicity is found in Chapter 26 of the “Immune Restoration Handbook.”   For more information, call W. T. Raleigh Co at 1-866-354-8384 and give them Keep Hope Alive’s I.D. number: 126819398. Ask them to keep this number on file for future orders. I would also request a catalog of all their products.

At the present time, Keep Hope Alive does not stock or ship out any oral chelation products, health foods or dietary supplements. Due to restrictions on speech under the FDC Act (a violation of the First Amendment), we are unable to distribute products and offer testimonials or cite scientific research at this time. Consult with your doctor for personal medical advice on all the supplements you use. Doctors who practice integrative medicine can be located at acam.org or calling 800-532-3688.

Our Lady of Medjugorje’s Message to the World

December 02, 2017

“Dear children, I turn to you as your mother, the mother of the just, the mother of those who love and suffer, the mother of those who are holy…….

“In this peace-less world full of threats, your hands, apostles of my love, should be extended in prayer and mercy. And to me, my children, give the gift of the rosary, the roses which I love so much. My roses are your prayers pronounced with the heart and not only recited with the lips. My roses are your acts of prayer, faith and love.

“When my Son was little, he said to me that my children would be numerous and that they would bring me many roses. I did not comprehend Him. Now I know that you are those children who are bringing me roses when, above all, you love my Son, when you pray with the heart, when you help the poorest. Those are my roses. That is the faith that makes everything in life be done through love, not knowing arrogance, and always ready to forgive; never judging, always striving to understand one’s brother.

“Therefore, apostles of my love, pray for those who do not know how to love, for those who do not love you, for those who have done evil to you, for those who have not come to know the love of my Son. My children, I ask this of you because, remember, to pray means to love and to forgive. Thank you.” www.medjugorje.org

Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Conrad, Dr Peters MD, Tina, Earl and Michael

Keep Hope Alive, PO Box 27004, West Allis, WI 53227 414-231-9817

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Dec 17 2017- Case Reports

Garlic and The Singer’s Remedy –

Case Report 1

Conrad LeBeau
The following formula was told to me recently by Jeff, a Milwaukee resident, who sets up music and entertainment equipment for events in the Milwaukee area. He called it the Singer’s Remedy for a hoarse throat. He said it works every time.

The formula is to take 6 cloves (toes) of raw garlic that are peeled and place them in a pot with about 2 or 3 cups of water. Bring it to a boil and cover the pot – reduce heat and simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes. Remove from heat.

When done, let stand for 10 to 15 minutes to cool to a tolerable temperature for the skin. Then, place a large handkerchief or white cotton cloth into the water to soak up the garlic essence. Place the cloth around the throat of the person who has a tickle or hoarse throat and hold there for about 15 minutes. As the warm garlic water is absorbed into the skin around the throat, the hoarseness or mild throat infection vanishes and then as they say in Hollywood- “the show goes on.” I am told this recipe also works for sore throat. You might also want to gargle with the garlic water as well.

A variation is to place several cloves of raw garlic (cut up in pieces) in a small jar of apple cider vinegar. Shake and let stand for at least one hour. Take one tablespoon and add it to 4 to 6 ounces of warm water and gargle. You can also drink this mixture.

Aspirin for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Case Report 2

Greg, a local Milwaukee resident told recently that his mother had suffered form rheumatoid arthritis for 20 years. One day she began taking one small St Joseph’s aspirin (81 mg each). Three months went by and one day she woke up and her arthritis was gone. It has not returned. What a simple remedy. A search at Pubmed for “aspirin” retrieved 72169 articles, indicating how important aspirin is. Salicylic acid is the active component of aspirin. Salicylicate(s) are found in nature in willow bark, white birch bark and other plant sources.

Aspirins side effects may be reduced by taking it with meals instead of an empty stomach, to reduce the concentration of the salicylic acid. Another way to reduce side effects is to pre-dissolve aspirin completely in water before swallowing it.

Aspirin has many other uses

  1. An adult aspirin has been reported to stop a heart attack. Aspirin, which thins the blood, can have side effects in higher doses including causing intestinal bleeding. Aspirin taken with meals or with food may reduce these potential side effects.

[Cayenne as an alternative to aspirin. A teaspoon of cayenne pepper (about 3 cayenne capsules) taken in water will also do the same thing. Cayenne will also dissolve the blot clot that caused a stroke. Cayenne is most effective if it is used when the stroke occurs or within 24 hours. The longer one waits to use it after a stroke – the less effective it will be.]

  1. A daily aspirin will help prevent, slow down and even reverse many autoimmune conditions where inflammation is a contributing factor.
  2. A daily aspirin will also help prevent cancer, may be used as an adjunct cancer treatment, and will usually extend the life of cancer patients. The use of Aspirin for treating cancer is not a highly profitable business, but it has far fewer side effects than chemotherapy and radiation and cost just pennies.
  3. Aspirin for HIV/AIDS. One aspirin a day has been shown to increase CD4 helper cells in the early 1990’s as reported by John James in ATN. Increasing CD4 cells is critical for the long-term survival of persons infected with HIV. Low dose aspirin can also help prevent dementia, cancer and heart disease in persons affected by HIV.

A letter to Dr Pierone published at the body.com in 2004 stated:

I’ve read that “…a clinical trial conducted in Zimbabwe in 2001 showed that aspirin monotherapy (1.2gr.) increased CD4 count an average of 83, and that was at the nine month point. At the 12 month point, CD4 counts were still approximately 35 above baseline (compared with AZT at 35 below baseline). Overall, moderate-dose aspirin monotherapy increased CD4 counts more than twice as much as high-dose AZT therapy, and maintained CD4 counts above baseline for about three times as long as AZT could.”

The full letter can be read at –http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/Meds/Q155616.html

Until next year, I wish each of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Blessed New Year. Conrad LeBeau – Keep Hope Alive

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Is Raw Garlic the missing piece of the AIDS Cure Puzzle?

Conrad LeBeau

For the past year, I have received several emails from readers on our mailing list that attempted to follow portions of “Mary from Brooklyn’s” protocol that has apparently cured her of HIV infection. Most of the protocols focused on the use of black seed and also vitamin D. No one reported the use of a raw garlic clove 3 times a day with meals. It may also be noteworthy that no one has achieved the level of success that Mary achieved – return to a normal CD4/CD8 ratio (1 to 2.5) and flipping the antibody test from pos. to neg.

For some weeks I have been wondering if there was some missing factor in “Mary from Brooklyn” apparent cure that has been overlooked. Over the past several months, several of you have sent me emails detailing self-help treatments, some with, and, some without prescribed HIV drugs.

On November 29th, I talked with a reader from the West Coast who told me interesting story and asked that his name not be used. I will call him John Doe #1. I have talked to John Doe #1 on and off for the past 25 years. He is a male in his 50’s and has been positive and using HIV drugs all this time although having maintained a keen interest in natural remedies. Here is what he told me yesterday.

Like Mary from Brooklyn, John Doe #1 lived in a suburb of New York City. Around 1995 he recalls a conversation with several of his friends who were all HIV+, and about one person in the group (John Doe #2) who was an anomaly as he had practiced unsafe sex for several years with men known to have HIV or AIDS, yet he remained HIV negative. As the discussion went, John Doe #1 asked #2 “what do you attribute your negative status too?” HIs reply – “garlic.” John Doe #1 assumed #2 was eating raw garlic although he never actually said that.

Fifteen years later around 2010, John Doe #1 returned to New York and met No 2 who disclosed to him that he was now HIV positive and had been so for the past 2 years. John Doe #1 said to #2: “I want to ask you one question: did you stop eating garlic?” His reply: “Yes.” 

#1 then said to #2: that is why you are now HIV+. In all those years you practiced unsafe sex, the garlic protected you.”

This conversation occurred between us as he called to give me his new address and the subject of Mary from Brooklyn came up. He asked me what I thought of her success and why no one else had duplicated her results. I told him that I had a hunch that garlic might be the missing part of the AIDS cure puzzle.

On Nov 29 I wrote to more than 70 members of the email group, some live in Nigeria. No one has since replied that they had used raw garlic as part of their protocol. One person asked if garlic tablets from a health food store would work as well. My opinion is that they would not. I personally believe that one clove of raw garlic with Ajeone in it has more anti bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-viral effect than a whole bottle of dried garlic capsules. I did cite a study years ago that aged garlic extract taken at a dose of 5 grams a day helped to significantly improve the CD4/CD8 ratio, a key indicator that the protocol is working.

Scientific Research on Aged Garlic extract and HIV

1989 – The following excerpt is from the Immune Restoration Handbook 3rd end (page 228) quoting from a study on the use of 5 grams daily of an aged garlic extract used in treating 6 Aids patients:

“A study published in the German Medical Journal “Deutsche Zeitshrift” in Oct, 1989 by T.H. Abdullad, D.V. Kirkpatrick and J. Carter, reports on the results of 7 AIDS patients taking 5 grams of garlic daily as an aged extract, similar to Kyolic garlic. They said that 6 of the 7 patients had normal NK cell activity after 6 weeks and that all had normal NK activity after 12 weeks. Five of the 7 had significant improvements in their T4/T8 ratios after 12 weeks with 3 returning to normal reference ranges of 1.0 or higher. They also reported a lessening of diarrhea in one patient with Cryptosporidia, fewer outbreaks of Herpes, Thrush, Candidiasis, and Sinus infections.”  

       Note: in 1989, the only FDA approved drug to treat AIDS was AZT and it did not work for very long. The 1989 article did not indicate that AZT had been used along with the aged garlic extract.

Update: a search I did for this abstract today Dec 2, 2017 at the National Library of Medicine has turned up nothing. My opinion is that someone has removed this study from the NLM. What I did find is a number of titles of abstracts from AIDS magazines and organization funded by big drug companies suggesting that people with AIDS should not use garlic along with prescribed HIV meds. These articles bashing garlic had no abstract attached. I would call this science by soundbite.

While 1989 seems like ancient history, early in the 1990’s, there were also published reports at the NLM (Pubmed) that an aspirin a day was increasing CD4 helper cell counts. Since the introduction of protease inhibitors, not a word has been spoken about these earlier discoveries. My own opinion is that while aged garlic extract has a wide range of health benefits in supporting immune function, it does not have the direct germ and virus killing power of raw garlic. This is because raw garlic, (not aged garlic) has a substance called Ajeone- that will kill bacteria, fungus and viruses including HIV on contact.

Here are a few abstracts on “Ajeone”, the active ingredient in raw garlic

Selective in vitro protection of SIVagm-induced cytolysis by ajoene, [(E)-(Z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]. Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Apitz-Castro R.   Biomed Pharmacother. 1998;52(5):229-35.

In vitro suppression of HIV-1 replication by ajoene [(e)-(z)-4,5,9-trithiadodeca-1,6,11-triene-9 oxide]Walder R, Kalvatchev Z, Garzaro D, Barrios M, Apitz-Castro R.Biomed Pharmacother. 1997;51(9):397-403.

Ajoene antagonizes integrin-dependent processes in HIV-infected T-lymphoblasts. Tatarintsev AV, Vrzheshch PV, Schegolev AA, Yershov DE, Turgiev AS, Varfolomeyev SD, Kornilayeva GV, Makarova TV, Karamov EV. AIDS. 1992 Oct;6(10):1215-7. No abstract available.

[The ajoene blockade of integrin-dependent processes in an HIV-infected cell system].  Tatarintsev AV, Vrzhets PV, Ershov DE, Shchegolev AA, Turgiev AS, Karamov EV, Kornilaeva GV, Makarova TV, Fedorov NA, Varfolomeev SD. Vestn Ross Akad Med Nauk. 1992;(11-12):6-10. Russian.

Ajeone, Cancer and the immune system.

A search at the NLM this evening only one word Ajeone yielded 161 scientific studies, a majority of them citing research on Ajeone in the treatment of various types of cancer, and also how it increased IgA production in the intestines of mice. A lot of this research is recent and was published in 2017. It appears that some drug companies, realizing the potential of raw garlic to kill cancer cells, are doing research on synthetic analogues that can be patented and could be very profitably marketed to a vast population infected with cancer. Patented cancer drugs cost $10,000 a month and up while raw garlic would cost pocket change (probably less than $25 a month).

For raw garlic to cure AIDS, it has to penetrate and block HIV activity inside the lymph nodes – the main reservoirs of HIV infection. Possibly some of the sulfur compounds inside garlic may mimic the penetrating effects of Di-Methyl SulfOxide (DMSO). When some people get cured of AIDS and/or cancer by eating raw garlic, the big drug companies would definitely want to hide this information from the public. With millions of dollars continuing to pour into the coffers of politicians in Washington DC, don’t hold your breath that natural remedies like garlic (including black seed, Vitamin D and thousands other natural remedies) that you read about here and elsewhere will get any positive support from politicians or from the mainstream media.

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How to use Kratom – the herb that reduces pain, depression and opiate addiction

Nov 17 Update – How to use Kratom – the herb that reduces pain, depression and opiate addiction

Conrad LeBeau.

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Kratom is grown and imported from southeast Asia. It is a natural pain reliever and is being increasingly used by heroin and cocaine addicts to help them break their addictions. It may also help with alcohol addiction. There are several strains of this herb. An online article explains how to use Kratom although the article does not state that heroin and fentanyl addicts can safely use it to overcome their addiction. If they did, the FDA and DEA gestapo would move in to seize the herbs and remove them from the market. The FDA and DEA actions are protecting the market monopolies of the pharmaceutical Corps. who manufacture narcotics and opiates that are directly contributing to the national health crisis that is taking 175 lives every day.

Conflicts of interest: A Congressional investigation into the link between FDA managers and supervisors and the drug companies that manufacture narcotics is long overdue. At a death rate of 175 victims per day (64,000 per year) from FDA narcotics as well as those smuggled into the US from Mexico, remedial action is overdue. It is obvious that the FDA and the DEA are working for financial benefit of the drug companies and against the public’s best interest. To read more about Kratom and to locate sources to buy online, go to kratomguides.com The DEA has already tried to stop the importation of Kratom into the United States.

Six states have made distribution of Kratom illegal according to some search engine web sites. These include my home state of Wisconsin and adjoining Illinois, but not Michigan or Minnesota where Kratom sales are legal. If you live in one of the states where sales of Kratom are illegal, you may not be able to purchase the herb online. You may have to travel to an adjoining state to obtain some for personal use. Although Kratom is an anti-depressant, it is not addictive and not one single death has been reported from its responsible use.

How the DEA could legally classify white sugar and table salt as Class 1 substances making them illegal without a prescription

Under the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) definition of an opiate, white sugar, corn syrup, and table salt could be all classified along with cocaine and heroin as a class 1 substance as these substances have no medical value and are addictive. While the American Medical Assn. has asked the FDA to regulate salt in food claiming nearly 500,000 deaths per year from excess salt consumption, the number of people developing diabetes, obesity and heart disease from white sugar and refined carbohydrates exceeds even that of table salt consumption. I could not think of a faster way to get a revolution started in the streets than to take away the most common addictive substances known to man – sodium chloride (table salt) and sugar.

The states that have made Kratom illegal are depriving their own residents of a herb that is a highly effective against pain, and is an antidepressant as well. There is no evidence that any person has ever died from using Kratom, but there is evidence that pain killers and other drugs approved by the FDA are directly responsible for over 100,000 deaths per year. Politicians and attorneys who side with the FDA and the big drug companies are rewarding major political campaign contributors and all of them have blood on hands. These are fighting words, and they should be fighting words, as government officials that harm people need to called to publicly explain their actions and their bad behavior. Their failure of leadership needs to be investigated and not sugar coated. Corrupt government officials and those with conflicts of interest need to be terminated and replaced with competent and honest public servants.

It has been written that while Nero fiddled, Rome burned. Today, politicians have inherited a mess with the national opioid epidemic that is claiming 175 lives every day. If the politicians along with the FDA, and the DEA continue to listen to the same people who created this mess for personal profit and to please political donors, the bodies will continue to stack up.

FDA protects Big Pharma’s marketing monopolies by nixing Kratom

Note: You can read the FDA’s latest post on Kratom here dated Nov 14, 2017. In this post the FDA stated that some Kratom products have been laced with hydrocodone. Another problem is that the alleged deaths they report have been associated with smoking Kratom to get high. That is not a responsible use for this valuable herb. See kratomguides.com for how to use this herb safely and responsibly by making a herbal tea or taking a capsule. These guidelines warn against smoking the herb or buying them from a head shop where they may be contaminated with dangerous FDA approved narcotics or street drugs.

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb offers the carrot of FDA approval and says no one has come forward to file an application for FDA approval of Kratom. He knows that Kratom like all other natural remedies are not patentable and the one billion dollar price tag for FDA approval of commercial speech for Kratom’s therapeutic uses (including that of any other dietary supplement) are not a recoverable investment.

The FDA has never approved a single herb or plant based remedy in their entire history of approving drugs. They began recording such approvals in 1938 and you can find all of them in a publication called the “Orange Book.” What you will not find in the Orange book are any plant based non-patentable natural remedies, not a one. To claim that the FDA drug application process is a remedy with a viable path to government approval for a natural remedy is a plain lie and is outright dishonest.

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