Your Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Magnesium levels basically determine your present state of health.
Unfortunately, the majority of Americans lose 80-90% of their optimal DHEA between ages 30 and 80.
According to Dr. Norman Shealy, every known illness is associated with a magnesium deficiency and low levels of the hormone DHEA. DHEA is the health and youth hormone. If your magnesium is low, your DHEA is low. Even a 10% increase in magnesium and DHEA levels is associated with a 48% decrease in death from cardiovascular disease and a 36% decrease in mortality: from all causes. Sadly most soils/foods in the USA virtually have no magnesium. Farmers are well aware that their horses and cattle may die from "blind-staggers" or "grass-staggers," an uncoordinated gait, severe muscle spasms and even seizures. All this is curable with magnesium supplementation if caught early.
White flour and white sugar are junk foods that deplete magnesium. So-called soft drinks are the ultimate junk food and a serious detriment to health. Prescription drugs also deplete magnesium from the body.
DHEA/magnesium deficiency symptoms are: anxiety, hyperactivity, confusion, depression, diarrhea or constipation, faintness, fatigue, hyperventilation, lack of coordination, insomnia, intestinal problems, muscle cramps, muscle tightness, pain, poor memory, seizures, tinnitus and vertigo.
Major diseases associated with DHEA/ magnesium deficiency are: Alzheimer's, angina pectoris, arrhythmia, asthma, atherosclerosis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD), auricular fibrillation, bulimia, cancer, cardiomyopathy, cerebal palsy, chronic fatigue, chronic bronchitis, congestive heart failure, cirrhosis, depression, diabetes, emphysema, fibromyalgia, gall bladder infections and stones, hearing loss, heart attack, high cholesterol, hypertension, hypoglycemia, chronic infection (viral and bacterial) intermittent claudication (leg calf pain), kidney stones, lupus, migraine, mitral valve prolapse, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, panic attacks, PMS (premenstrual syndrome), benign prostate hypertrophy, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, PVC's, strokes and viral infections.
In no illness is DHEA /magnesium deficiency more prevalent than myocardial infarction (acute heart attack). On average, patients given magnesium intravenously have a 50% greater survival rate. It has also been shown that mothers who are given magnesium IVs just before giving birth are much less likely to have children who develop cerebral palsy.
When DHEA is raised, testosterone levels are also raised. This raises libido in both men and women.
DHEA is a major reflector of overall health and stress reserves. Raising DHEA results in a remarkable increase in perceived physical and psychological well being for both men and women. There is increased energy, deeper sleep, improved mood, more relaxed feelings and an improved ability to deal with stressful situations.
"With few exceptions, low or deficient DHEA is found in every illness. Most critically, DHEA blocks carcinogenesis, retards aging, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even obesity.
DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands in both men and women. Men produce about one third more than women do as they produce DHEA in the testes. DHEA lowers cholesterol and enhances immune function. It is also an antioxidant. Its major effect is anti-stress; because the increased cortisone produced by stress is lowered to baseline by a rise in DHEA.
DHEA similarly has anti-diabetic action by sparing or enhancing the effects of insulin. DHEA protects against both immune and autoimmune disease; it enhances immune function, protecting against infections, especially viral infections, as well as protecting against cancer. It has very significant anti-obesity effects and a corresponding down-regulation of the stress response. High animal fat diets and obesity lead to low levels of DHEA. DHEA is ultimately related to thyroid function. Especially low thyroid production leads to low DHEA levels. Levels of DHEA decline with age.
Cholesterol, that most maligned compound, is actually crucial for health and is the mother of hormones from the adrenal cortex, including cortisone, hydrocortisone, aldosterone, and DHEA. Cholesterol cannot be synthesized without magnesium and cholesterol is a vital component of many hormones. These hormones are interrelated, each performing a unique biological function with them all depending on magnesium for their function. Aldosterone interestingly needs magnesium to be produced and it also regulates magnesium's balance.
Note: Magnesium supplements take time to work to build DHEA and only work to build DHEA if you have the proper oils, cholesteral and enzymes in your system. People that have problems with their adrenal glands and/or that have a body temperature lower than 98 degrees F. find it difficult to produce DHEA and should take DHEA supplements. If cancer is a concern -they should also take 7-Keto supplements.
Angina and Irregular Heartbeat
Your heart and blood system's first responsibility is to send oxygen-filled blood to the cells in your body. If your heartbeat is weak or irregular, or your arteries are laden with cholesterol deposits or stiffened from atherosclerosis, blood flow is diminished. The resulting lack of oxygen can leave you feeling dizzy and disoriented, and your hands and feet feel numb. Even worse, it can lead to heart disorders such as angina pectoris and its painful chest constrictions.
The Author and his Wife regularly take edta IV chelations and eat both cayenne and garlic supplements to help our hearts and overall health.
One of the most reliable herbs to help maintain your heart and blood flow is hawthorn - its berries and its flowers both contain equally important medicinal compounds. A popular medicine in Europe, hawthorn is an important ingredient in more than 36 pharmaceutical heart preparations in Germany alone. European doctors often prescribe hawthorn as a tonic at the earliest warnings of heart or circulation problems, yet most North American doctors are unfamiliar with it. This is too bad, since hawthorn provides some of the same benefits as digitalis—without the harmful, accumulative side effects, e.g., an increased risk of irregular heartbeat and toxicity—and can often be used to treat mild heart conditions.
This wonderful herb increases blood flow through the heart by dilating the muscles that surround major blood vessels—something very important in the treatment of angina. Hawthorn decreases an accelerated heart rate, reduces spasms caused by angina and other heart problems and allows your heart to function effectively even when it is not receiving enough oxygen.
Egyptian researchers have found that chicory also can slow a rapid heartbeat. Research conducted in Germany showed that several compounds in the roots have a weak digitalis-like effect, but in doses that are low enough to make it safe for anyone to use. .
China traditionally treats heart-related problems with ginkgo and reishi, like hawthorn, they improve blood flow to the heart, soothe chest pains, lessen the heart's demand for oxygen and reduce shortness of breath. Researchers have favorably compared ginkgo to metroprolol and diliazem, two drugs that are commonly used to reduce heart palpitations and lower blood pressure. According to Chinese researchers, reishi, a medicinal mushroom, also steadies an irregular heartbeat.
The popular Chinese herb astragalus also can help the heart develop a more regular rhythm. It also reduces damage to heart cells. Chinese physicians even use astragalus to destroy Coxsackievirus B, which infects the heart and causes an irregular heartbeat.
Wu-han Medical College and other hospitals in China use a special type of ginseng (Panax notoginseng) called pseudo or sanchi, ginseng to relieve angina spasms and pain.
Another heart-healing herb is motherwort. Motherwort's botanical name, Leonurus cardiaca, actually means "heart" in Latin. One study done in China showed that this herb slows a rapid heartbeat and generally improves the heart's activity. As a nervous system sedative, it also promotes relaxation and reduces the anxiety, stress or nervous tension that so often go along with heart problems. The sedative valerian is often helpful when used in addition to motherwort.
Whether or not you choose to use edta chelation, cayenne, garlic or any herbs to try to alleviate angina and/or irregular heartbeat - please remember to take 500 mg of magnesium and 500 mg of calcium in the AM and before bed and 500 mg of L-Taurine on an empty stomach before breakfast.
Oil of Oregano
Oregano, is great for treating Candida infections, psoriasis, eczema, respiratory and viral conditions. Oil of oregano when used to treat fungal infections - is safer and far more effective than Nystatin (an antifungal drug with possible severe side effects). Research has shown oil of oregano will kill airborne molds as well as influenza A or avian influenza. In hepatitis C it was found that an extremely concentrated form of oil of oregano killed the virus without injuring the liver and normalized values of liver enzymes in blood tests. The bacteria that causes most ulcers, Helicobacter pylori and many cases of stomach inflammation (chronic gastritis) can also be eradicated using oil of oregano.
The active ingredient in oil of oregano is oxygen. Each molecule of oil has oxygen bound to it with a co-valently bound hydrogen. When the oxygenated compound (oil of oregano) strikes water in a bacteria or blood, the hydrogen is released and you then have an aggressive oxidizing agent which destroys the pathogen. It also has a dual effect of being an antioxidant as well. It even has a more powerful rating on the antioxidant scale than blueberries.
In order for oil of oregano to be effective in eliminating infections, you may need to take it very frequently such as every 30 minutes. If you have a virus that is making copies of itself every 5 minutes, you may need to take oil of oregano every 15 minutes at 3 capsules at a time. The more oil of oregano you take, the sooner the infection goes away. In herpes infections, oil of oregano causes the virus to explode and shatter as seen in electron microscopy. Oregano also kills tuberculosis, E. coli, salmonella, pseudomonas, Candida albicans, and some parasites such as tapeworms and giardia. In high doses it will kill cryptosporidium.
Garlic nose drops. In his book The Healing Power of Garlic Paul Bergner writes: “Garlic nose drops directly kill the viruses that cause cold or flu.” He also writes about a study with mice where some were inoculated with garlic, and some were not. The flu virus was introduced to the nasal passages of each mouse. Those mice that received the garlic remained healthy, where all the others got sick. To make nose drops, Bergner instructs us to crush some garlic to obtain juice, and add ten parts water and mix well. Eating garlic will also have a systemic effect, but deodorized garlic tablets or capsules reportedly do not work near as well.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) is a chemical compound with the formula NaHCO3. Baking soda is commonly used as an antacid for short-term relief of stomach upset, to correct acidosis in kidney disorders, to make the urine alkaline during bladder infections and to minimize uric acid crystallization during gout treatment. Prescription sodium bicarbonate products are given by injection to treat metabolic acidosis and some drug intoxications. Sodium bicarbonate is available as a nonprescription medical as well as a general house hold item. It is also used with other non-prescription drugs for short-term treatment of various conditions to treat anything from fever to moderate pain.
The native chemical and physical properties of baking soda account for its wide range of applications, including cleaning, deodorizing, buffering, and fire extinguishing. Sodium bicarbonate neutralizes odors chemically, rather than masking or absorbing them. Consequently, it is used in bath salts and deodorant body powders. Sodium bicarbonate tends to maintain a pH of 8.1 (7 is neutral) even when acids, which lower pH, or bases, which raise pH, are added to the solution. Its ability to tabletize makes it a good effervescent ingredient in antacids and denture cleaning products. Sodium bicarbonate is also found in some anti-plaque mouthwash products and toothpaste.
Sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) possesses the property of absorbing heavy metals, dioxins and furans. Comparison of cancer tissue with healthy tissue from the same person shows that the cancer tissue has a much higher concentration of toxic chemicals, pesticides, etc.
Mark Sircus Ac., OMD - the Director International Medical Veritas Association has also written that Sodium Bicarbonate has always been known as a quick remedy for stomach acid imbalances and for cleaning swimming pools and refrigerators. Few know that it is a most useful medicine for the treatment of cancer and kidney disease or to help resolve common colds and to alleviate the symptoms and dangers of influenza.
There is an oncologist in Rome Italy, Dr. Tullio Simoncini , destroying cancer tumors with sodium bicarbonate. Sodium bicarbonate is safe, extremely inexpensive and unstoppably effective when it comes to cancer tissues. It’s an irresistible chemical, cyanide to cancer cells for it hits the cancer cells with a shock wave of alkalinity, which allows much more oxygen into the cancer cells than they can tolerate. Cancer cells cannot survive in the presence of high levels of oxygen. Sodium bicarbonate is, for all intent and purposes, an instant killer of tumors. Full treatment takes only days, as does another cancer treatment that heats the cancer cells with laser generated heat.
Studies have shown how manipulation of tumour pH with sodium bicarbonate enhances some forms of chemotherapy. Proteins can be modified both in vivo and in vitro by increases in acidity. In fact pH is the regulatory authority that controls most cellular processes. The pH balance of the human bloodstream is recognized by medical physiology texts as one of the most important biochemical balances in all of human body chemistry. pH is the acronym for "Potential Hydrogen". In definition, it is the degree of concentration of hydrogen ions in a substance or solution. It is measured on a logarithmic scale from 0 to 14. Higher numbers mean a substance is more alkaline in nature and there is a greater potential for absorbing more hydrogen ions. Lower numbers indicate more acidity with less potential for absorbing hydrogen ions.
In 1973, a study conducted by the Department of Occupational Health at Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School in Jerusalem found that when cancerous breast tissue was compared with non-cancerous tissue from elsewhere in the same woman's body, the concentration of toxic chemicals such as DDT and PCBs was "much increased in the malignant tissue compared to the normal breast and adjacent adipose tissue."
Part of any successful cancer treatment includes chelation and detoxification of heavy metals and a host of toxic chemicals, which are all invading our bodies’ everyday.
The IMVA recommends alkaline foods and sodium bicarbonate so that the pH of the blood remains high, which in turn means that the blood is capable of carrying more oxygen. This in turn keeps every cell in the body at peak efficiency and helps the cell eliminate waste products. Detoxification and chelation will proceed more easily and safely under slightly alkaline conditions. Increased urinary pH reduces oxidative injury in the kidney so it behooves us to work clinically with bicarbonate.
Dr. Otto Warburg, two times Nobel Prize winner, stated in his book, The Metabolism of Tumors that the primary cause of cancer was the replacement of oxygen in the respiratory cell chemistry by the fermentation of sugar. The growth of cancer cells is initiated by a fermentation process, which can be triggered only in the absence of oxygen at the cell level. What Warburg was describing was a classic picture of acidic conditions. Just like overworked muscle cells manufacture lactic acid by-products as waste, cancerous cells spill lactic acid and other acidic compounds causing acid pH.
A true understanding of cancer is impossible without understanding why some tissues in the body are deficient in oxygen and therefore prone to cancer. Cancerous tissues are acidic, whereas healthy tissues are alkaline. Water (H2O) decomposes into H+ and OH-. When a solution contains more H+ than OH- then it is said to be acid. When it contains more OH- than H+ then it is said to be alkaline. When oxygen enters an acid solution it can combine with H+ ions to form water. Oxygen helps to neutralize the acid, while at the same time the acid prevents oxygen from reaching the tissues that need it. Acidic tissues are devoid of free oxygen. An alkaline solution is just the reverse. Two hydroxyl ions (OH-) can combine to produce one water molecule and one oxygen atom. Clearly, an alkaline solution can provide oxygen to the tissues.
At a pH slightly above 7.4 cancer cells become dormant and at pH 8.5 cancer cells will die while healthy cells will live. This has given rise to a variety of treatments based on increasing the alkalinity of the tissues such as vegetarian diet, the drinking of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, and dietary supplementation with alkaline minerals such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, cesium and rubidium. But nothing can compare to the instant alkalinizing power of sodium bicarbonate for safe and effective treatment of cancer. But, it is important to raise the pH quickly.
The therapeutic treatment of bicarbonate salts can be administered orally, through aerosol, intravenously and through catheter for direct targeting of tumors.** All of Dr. Tullio Simoncini’s treatments with sodium bicarbonate are directed as specifically as possible to the organs involved, for example, vaginally as well as abdominally into the peritoneal space for cervical cancer, through the hepatic artery for liver cancer in order to get the solution as close to the affected area as possible. Sodium bicarbonate administered orally, via aerosol or intravenously can achieve positive results in most tumors, including the brain, while others, such as the serious ones of the bones can remain unaffected. Dr. Simoncini, with the help of interventionist radiologists was able to reach those areas of the body that had previously been inaccessible. This was achieved through positioning appropriate catheters either in cavities for peritoneum and pleura, or in arteries to reach other organs.
The most effective measure to treat RT-induced mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer is frequent oral rinsing with a sodium bicarbonate rinse, to reduce the amount of oral microbial flora.
Sodium bicarbonate injection is also indicated in the treatment of metabolic acidosis which may occur in severe renal disease, uncontrolled diabetes, and circulatory insufficiency due to shock or severe dehydration, extracorporeal circulation of blood, cardiac arrest and severe primary lactic acidosis. Sodium bicarbonate is further indicated in the treatment of drug intoxications, including barbiturates. Sodium carbonate has been found effective in treating poisoning or overdose from many chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs by negating the cardiotoxic and neurotoxic effects.
Sodium bicarbonate is useful in treating neurological disorders in children. An extremely simple therapy used by physicians who treat autism is to supply a mild antidote that neutralizes the excess acids. The most convenient product is a nonprescription drug called AlkaSeltzer Gold™. Do not use any other kind of AlkaSeltzer™. AlkaSeltzer Gold™ is simply a very safe product (sodium and potassium bicarbonate) that helps to neutralize excess acids of any kind. Dr. William Shaw
Distilled water is not safe, it lacks bicarbonates and minerals and yes, it is creates acid in the body. Yet it is an excellent aid in detoxification and chelation for its purity pulls out toxicities from the body. Part of the reason why our body is acid is that it lacks enough bicarbonate necessary to neutralize the acid. Whenever the water lacks the proper bicarbonates to neutralize the water in distilled water your body basically becomes a little more acid. But we can easily treat distilled or reverse osmosis water by adding bicarbonate and magnesium.
Combining Alkalinity with Heat - Give me a chance to create fever and I will cure any disease. Parmenides
Fever is one of the body's own defensive and healing forces, created and sustained for the deliberate purpose of restoring health. The high temperature speeds up metabolism, inhibits the growth of the invading virus or bacteria, and literally burns the enemy with heat. Fever is an effective protective and healing measure not only against colds and simple infections, but against such serious diseases as polio and cancer.
Hyperthermia gives cancer a hard time:
-- removing accumulations of stored toxic chemicals that cause cancer
-- improving circulation so that tissues are both nourished with oxygen and flushed of acidic metabolic wastes
-- weakening or even killing cancer cells that have a lower tolerance for heat than healthy cells.
That is only one of the reasons the Author routinely uses his sauna.