Echinacea

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The North American herb, Echinacea, grown and used widely in Australia.
Echinacea is often known for its "buzzing" in the mouth effect. This is created by the chemicals in the plant that provide its immune boosting effects. If your echinacea product doesn't produce this, chances are its not very good. The chemicals, known as alkynamides are present in the root and flower and part of the plant's defence against infection.

Boost your immune health

With the colder weather again approaching and the inevitable cold and flu season, those of us with compromised immune function may well want to consider boosting our immune system with time honoured medicinal herbs. Herbs have always been with us. Herbs like echinacea, astragalus, andrographis all have proven ability to boost our immune cells that help to keep us free of infection. These types of herbs can be used for acute and chronic conditions, check with your qualified herbal practitioner what is best for you, and remember if a liquid preparation doesn't suit you, there are plenty of other ways to dose yourself. Don't wait until symptoms arise, act now so you can enjoy the winter months.

Pleomorphic fermenting battery

Humans are like a pleomorphic fermenting battery, let me explain:
What does pleomorphic mean?
Pleomorphic basically means “form changing”, so when we talk about bacteria or microorganisms, the environment or medium they live in and replicate in will dictate the strain or species? that they become. Yes I’ll say it again, the medium or terrain they live and replicate in will determine what they are, whether they are friend or foe, our best friend or our worst enemy. This contradicts the monomorphic view which states bacteria and microorganisms are fixed and unchanging since the beginnings of time. This is the current view held by the orthodoxy and has remained since the early days of microbiology. The differences between the two views of science is not new, and if you are interested in the history of science you will see this fight was big in the early days, however the monomorphic view held sway, and has done through to the current day. However there is a huge body of evidence supporting pleomorphism.
So, we have a microbiome, some kilos of microorganisms that live in and on us, we are not sterile or free internally of bacteria as the Louis Pasteur and Robert Koch would have you believe. These microorganisms have many jobs to do in keeping us alive and well, or in the case of a sickly acid, deoxygenated environment they change to consume the diseased products in that internal terrain, which translates to disease, sickness and ultimately death. There is not a lot between fermentation and putrefaction just the environment, therefore would you not say if pleomorphism is in fact right, the disease actually lies in the tissue and not the microorganism, ultimately debunking germ theory. It takes a mind shift to start to understand and accept this theory. 20th century conventional medicine was not interested in the host and its resistance to disease it, and still isn’t generally speaking, it elevated the microbe to the place of prominence.
So what’s the battery bit? We are full of or should be full of colloidal minerals throughout our body fluids, the lowest common denominator in health. These collodials, which we obtain daily mainly from fruit and vegetables maintain our pH and are involved in all human biological functions. We are literally an alkaline system that produces acid waste, and that acid waste has to be safely eliminated from the body so as not to cause damage to our internal workings. What does this? Collodial alkaline minerals. This is where the “battery” bit comes in. If we are deficient in these colloids then the system will eventually start to breakdown, causing symptoms and disease, energy production being one. Maintaining the correct pH with sufficient colloidal mineral intake also maintains a healthy microbiome and also a healthy ATP (adenosine triphoshate- the molecule that provides energy) output.
It does sound a bit complicated, but ultimately if you stick to a Mediterranean diet or similar this should maintain your pleomorphic fermenting battery.

Winter is coming


Winter, again is on the way.The cold weather and cold air reduce our immune systems ability to fight infection,particularly our air ways which is the first point of contact for airborne of contact microbes.Also, keep in mind that microbes can morph depending on the pH and condition of our internal environment.We have been conditioned to believe in the germ theory, and as we know that the condition of our internal environment is the determining factor in whether we get an infection or not, or develop the right environment for the proliferation of pathogenic bacteria and viruses.The body’s pH should be slightly alkaline so lots of fruit and veggies, and well as foods that contain lots of minerals like zinc.Classic herbs such as echinacea, andrographis, astragalus, olive leaf can keep for immune system in tip top condition.Avoid antibiotics for viral infections, they are ineffective, and if your system does get to the point of having to have antibiotics make sure you reseed for gut with pre and pro-biotics, this is extremely important. If you unsure of what to do pop in and have a chat with us and we may be able to offer a solution, and remember preventative healthcare is always the best approach.

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Boost your immune system before winter

With the colder weather again approaching and the inevitable cold and flu season, those of us with compromised immune function may well want to consider boosting our immune system with time honoured medicinal herbs. Herbs have always been with us. Herbs like echinacea, astragalus, andrographis all have proven ability to boost our immune cells that help to keep us free of infection. These types of herbs can be used for acute and chronic conditions, check with your qualified herbal practitioner what is best for you, and remember if a liquid preparation doesn't suit you, there are plenty of other ways to dose yourself. Don't wait until symptoms arise, act now so you can enjoy the winter months.

Make sure you get out from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind to refreshen your connection to nature. photo taken by Iain Maclean, Marion Bay on Tasmania’s east coast

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Understanding the scientific work of Nikolai Kozyrev and Nikolai Tesla and the fundamental energy of the universe, couple that with the work of Antoine Bechamp and even the work of Wilheim Reich are we starting to see how the universe, time, gravity and life works. Lots more work required to do really uncover the mysteries of zero point energy and the “step-downs” into physical life of the microzyma, protit, bion.

http://www.ghostshipmedia.com/2017/01/02/bugs-in-the-system/

The micro biome, the very essence of our humanity, evolution, survival, ignore it at your peril.

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Where to from here in medicine and healing?

Since the body is permeated by this force, it must be regarded as “ a homogeneous and harmonious whole.” The pioneers of naturopathy studied the whole and not only the parts. “We cannot injure one part of it without damaging other parts, and often the entire organism.”
Health results from an unimpeded flow of vital force in the body, from harmony among the components. Disease represents loss of harmony caused by ascendency of the “destructive principle” in nature “that principle which disintegrates and destroys existing forms and types.”
More concretely, both acute and chronic disease reflect lowered vitality, caused the continuing accumulation of waste matter and toxins in the body and due ultimately to poor diet, overwork, excesses of various kinds “...the use of alcoholic and narcotic stimulants, drugs, vaccines, antitoxins, accidental poisoning, and last but not least, to the suppression of acute diseases (nature’s cleansing and healing efforts) by poisonous drugs and surgical operations.”
What is commonly called ‘acute’ disease is in reality the result of Nature’s efforts to eliminate from the organism waste matter, foreign matter, and poisons.
Every so-called acute disease is the result of a cleansing and healing effort of Nature.
The real disease is lowered vitality, abnormal composition of the vital fluids (blood & lymph) and the resulting accumulation of waste materials and poisons.
The allopathic school has a wrong understanding of this process, mistaking cause for effect and confusing the ‘disease’ with the response of the vital force.
“What the Old school of medicine calls the disease, we look upon as the cure.
The physician met support the healing thrust of the organism. Healing is effected by the vital force, and the physician can only assist.
Divided Legacy, Harris Coulter

Materialism vs Vitalism

“The theory of materialism, rising in the 17th century, holds that the only existing thing is matter, everything is composed of material and all phenomena (including consciousness, human soul and spirit) are the results of material interactions. In other words, matter is the only substance.”
Scientific materialism (physicalism) became the philosophical position of the early 20th century. The main statement of physicalism is that there are no kinds of things other than physical things.
Within naturopathy there is the assumption of the vital force (called by many things in different human cultures).
“Crude matter, instead of being the source of life is only an expression of the Life Force.”
This force is a part of the “constructive principle” in nature, “that principle which builds up, improves, and repairs.”

Pleomorphism and bacteria in the blood confirmed

“In our search for spirochetes involved in Alzheimer’s disease, we observed pleomorphic bacteria in the blood of healthy human subjects by dark-field microscopy. This was a surprising finding since it is generally acknowledged that the bloodstream in healthy humans is a sterile environment except when there is a breach in the integrity of the tissue membranes. However, the concept of the occurrence of bacteria in the blood of healthy humans is now more plausible because of cultivation-independent laboratory approaches.”
http://jcm.asm.org/content/40/12/4771.full.pdf+html

Germ Theory vs Cellular Theory


Scientifically, who was right, who was wrong, which do you believe to be true?

GERM THEORY from Pasteur
  • 1.Disease arises from micro-organisms outside the body.
  • 2.Microorganisms are generally to be guarded against.
  • 3.The function of microorganisms is constant.
  • 4.The shapes and colours of microorganisms are constant
  • 5.Every disease is associated with a particular microorganism
  • 6.Microorganisms are primary causal agents.
  • 7.Disease can "strike" anybody.
  • 8.To prevent disease we have to "build defences".


 CELLULAR THEORY from Professor Bechamp
1. Disease arises from micro-organisms within the cells of the body.
2.These intracellular microorganisms normally function to build and assist in the metabolic processes of the body.
3.The function of these organisms changes to assist in the catabolic (disintegration) processes of the host organism when that organism dies or is injured, which may be chemical as well as mechanical.
4. Microrganisms change their shapes and colours to reflect the medium
5. Every disease is associated with a particular condition.
6. Microorganisms become "pathogenic" as the health of the host organism deteriorates. Hence, the condition of the host organism is the primary causal agent.
7. Disease is built by unhealthy conditions.
8. To prevent disease we have to create health.

Longevity of medical workers

We all want to live a long and healthy and fulfilling life, so, of some of the famous medical people of last few centuries, and even back to Hippocrates himself, how did they fair and who should we get inspiration from :
Prof Gunther Enderlein 1872-1968 (96)microbiology, medicine Continued on the work of Bechamp
Prof Antoine Bechamp 1816-1908 (92)microbiology , medicine
Sir John Weir royal physician 1879-1971 (91) homeopath
Florence Nightingale 1820-1910 (90)Nursing
Hippocrates 460-370BC (90) father of medicine


Andrew Taylor Still 1828-1917 (89) Osteopathy
Elizabeth Blackwell 1821-1910 (89) 1st women MD in USA
Samuel Hahnemann 1755-1843 (88)homeopathy
Joseph Lister 1827-1912 (85)surgery
Sigmund Freud 1939-1856 (83)psychology
Galen 129-210AD (81)medicine
Rudolf Virchow 1821-1902 (81)medicine
Constantine Hering 1800-1880 (80)homeopathy


Pierre Paul Emile Roux 1853-1933 (79)med
William Harvey 1578-1657 (79)med
Henry Charlton Bastian 1837-1915 (78)neurology
Samuel Thomson 1769-1843 (74)herbal med
Alexander Fleming 1881-1955 (73)microbiology
Louis Pasteur 1822-1895 (72)microbiology
Elie Metchnikoff 1845-1916 (71)microbiology


Daniel David Palmer 1845-1913 (68)chiropractic
James Tyler Kent 1849-1916 (67)homeopathy
Robert Koch 1843-1910 (66)microbiology
Thomas Sydenham 1624-1689 (65)
Jan Baptist van Helmont 1580-1644 (64)
Claude Bernard 1813-1878 (64)physiology
Henry Lindlahr 1862-1924 (62)naturopathic
Paul Ehrlich 1854-1915 (61)rationalism
Wilhelm Reich 1897-1957 (60) heart attack or beaten to death in gaol?microbiology,psychotherapy


Pliny the Elder 23-79AD (56)med
Antoine Lavoisier 1743-1794 (51) beheaded, chemistry

Pedanius Dioscorides 40-90AD (50)med

Paracelsus 1493-1541 (47) med, didn't fair so well, but certainly left his mark.
Rene Laennec 1781-1826 (45) med, stethoscope

Nicolas Culpeper 1616-1654 (38) herb med, he may have been shot in a duel that eventually did him in, he did leave his mark also


Looks like Professor Bechamp was the longest lived, funny how we don't hear about him? Hippocrates ("let food be your medicine and medicine be your food") a close 2nd

Pleomorphism

'In the particular instance what was involved was the role and importance of the host organism. Microbes altered their forms in response to environmental stress. Disease microbes responded in this way to unfavorable or hostile conditions in the host organism. Pleomorphism meant that the host was an active participant in infection and disease- in contrast to Koch and the monomorphists who held the microbe to be all-powerful, the host organism a passive victim. Pleomorphism meant downgrading the microbe, since the host, by resisting the latter’s onslaught, could alter its characteristics.'
What do you think? What or the two interpretations makes sense to you?