Dr. Urban has been practicing Chiropractic for over 22 years now. Dr. Urban is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa (1991). He has built and maintained successful Chiropractic practices in Nebraska, Colorado and now in Hawaii on the beautiful island of Maui in Kahului.
Dr. Urban is proficient in the “GONSTEAD” art form of adjusting the spine.The Gonstead Method of Chiropractic care was developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead of Mt Horeb, Wisconsin beginning in 1923. He refined his unique system over a 55 year period. The Gonstead Method focuses on being as specific as possible with the examination and treatment of the patient. Every patient is a unique case with specific subluxations and must not be given the same course of manipulation. The Gonstead practitioner believes that chiropractic care is not scientific unless the adjustment is specific.
“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” - Hippocrates
Chiropractic is a powerful, effective and natural way to get and keep yourself healthy. Chiropractic recognizes the body’s innate ability to heal and it’s my position to help support this.
It is through “specific” spinal adjustments that subluxations (misalignments) can be corrected so that normal movement/positioning and function can help to improve upon the sensitive communication (nervous system function) that is so vital to your body’s potential to heal. When the spine is in alignment and the nervous system is functioning properly, your body knows how to heal, regulate and adapt appropriately to the many external stressors of everyday life.
Dr. Urban prefers to work with what is right within you (the intelligence of the body) then to focus on what is wrong with you (your symptoms). As you grow older, you should grow healthier…a realization that is often overlooked given our current medical mainstreams disposition on health!
Dr. Urban takes great pride in delivering a “specific” spinal adjustment to his clients. His approach does NOT treat everyone with the same twisting of the neck and lower back from both the right and left and the middle back from top to bottom. This approach could potentially harm inpiduals with an inappropriate impact to the joints of the spinal column that can result in “neurological insult”. Dr. Urban prefers to access each of his clients inpidually so to skillfully perform an appropriate “specific” spinal adjustment with the least amount of force that is carefully delivered to adequately address his client’s structural and neurological needs.
It is amazing what one adjustment can do if applied right. Clarence Gonstead, D.C.
James P. Urban D.C.
444 Hana Highway. Suite #213
Kahului, HI 96732
(Mon,Wed. & Thu.)
9am to 1pm and 3pm to 6pm.
(Tues & Fri)
9am to noon.
Each patient carries his own doctor inside him. They come to us not knowing that truth. We are at our best when we give the doctor who resides within each patient a chance to work. Albert Schweitzer, M.D.
I first went to see Dr. Urban about a problem I was having with my ankle. He was very kind and informative and spent time talking with me, as I was a little nervous because I had never been to see a chiropractor before. I left that day with no more pain shooting up my leg!!! I returned to see Dr. Urban because I felt I was having a problem with my hips. We discussed looking at my spine to see if that may be causing the imbalance. I obtained an X-ray of my spine so he could further evaluate with an actual “blueprint”. The X-ray was eye opening!! Due to the position of my coccyx and several other vertebrae I realized that my body/nervous system had been existing in a state of dis-ease. We developed a plan to try and put things back into their proper alignment. After several visits I could feel a noticeable change, but the most UNEXPECTED and AMAZING thing happened. The area of my spine that had been most effected was my low back (lumbar). The nerves in this area affect the reproductive system. After years of a really intense menstrual cycle I had a complete and total shift !!!!! No more cramping, no more back pain, my cycle shortened from seven days to about four, and my PMS was worlds better!!! At first I thought it was just a coincidence, but it has been four months now and as a woman I can say I wish someone had told me sooner that a little chiropractic work could help with horrible menses!!! This was really amazing to me. It has also been quite rewarding to feel my body returning to a place of ease and comfort. Dr. Urban is very professional, yet easy to talk to. I would definitely recommend Dr. Urban to anyone who would like holistic chiropractic care. Thanks for the magic Dr. U
Dr. Urban is a wonderful kind chiropractor who is knowledgeable and very skilled. He also does a wonderful energy technique that is very relaxing. He has helped me very much with my frozen joints due to R. A. Blessings, Dr. Urban.
I’ve been receiving chiropractic care from Dr. James Urban for about a year now, and have been very happy with the results from his care, i have seen other doctors, and have very little relief from pain in my back and neck, Dr. Urban has help me to get some of my strength back in my arms and also relieved some of my discomfort, in my back, by opening up some of the nerves that seem to be blocked, i’am very happy to have found someone like Dr. Urban to give me back the quality of life i have now, thanks again.
I was referred to Dr. Urban by a friend and have been very happy with the results. I had seen a couple other chiropractors on Maui, but was never satisfied with the results. Dr. Urban offers compassionate, personalized service and he makes himself available after hours to address emergency situations. I highly recommend Dr. Urban to help you get back to feeling good again.
As a part-time Maui resident, I was seeking a chiropractic doctor who had been trained in the Gonstead method. At home in New Mexico, I had been undergoing regular chiropractic treatment for chronic pain in my neck and left shoulder. Continuing this treatment was important in alleviating the problem while I was on Maui. So happy to find Dr. James Urban…upon reviewing my X-ray, he began adjustments which have resulted in huge gains in the mobility of my neck, along with significant pain reduction. Dr. Urban clearly explained what was going on in my hip, spine, and neck, along with his plan of action and adjustments necessary to achieve better alignment. I highly recommend Dr. James Urban for your chiropractic wellness choice on Maui.
When I first came to see Dr. Urban I was suffering with chronic discomfort due to a nerve impingement in my cervical spine. After exploring many alternative modalities I found Dr. Urban’s approach very effective, and I feel improvement after each visit with him. Dr. Urban has an exceptional insight into this medicine, his touch is very therapeutic, and most importantly he cares about our long-term health and not just fixing the problem in the moment. Thank you for your care Dr. Urban.
I just moved to Maui this year and needed to find a good chiropractor. I have been getting chiropractic care since 2005, so I was already familiar with what my body needed. I searched google and found Dr. Urban. What a god-sent. He is awesome! He really listened to my concerns and addressed them head on. He has helped me so much that now I have my husband seeing him too! And the best thing is that he’s very flexible with scheduling an appointment. I can call him the same day and get in! And he has this new appointment reminder that texts me a reminder 30 min before my appointment so I don’t forget. Very convenient. I highly recommend Dr. Urban!
The first documented use of coconut water dates back just a few centuries, however it’s safe to assume humans have been enjoying this supreme hydrator as long as we’ve been around coconut palms. Here’s why young coconut water has one of the highest sources of electrolytes known to humans.
The coconut may be one of the greatest nutritional gifts of this planet. Super low in calories, naturally fat-free and having more potassium than four bananas, coconut water is one of the best electrolyte hydrators in the world. It’s Mother Nature’s sports drink and it is just as effective (or more effective) than any carbo-electrolyte drink on the market.
Coconut water has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than any sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories.
Natural Water Filter
The coconut is a natural water filter that takes almost 9 months to filter each liter of water. The water travels through many fibers being purified where it is stored away STERILE in the nut itself. Coconut water is identical to human blood plasma which makes it the universal donor. Plasma makes up 55% of human blood. By drinking coconuts we give ourselves a instant blood transfusion. Many peoples lives have been saved in 3rd world countries by the coconut IV.
It’s a natural isotonic beverage, with the same level of electrolytic balance as we have in our blood. It’s the fluid of life, so to speak. In fact, during the Pacific War of 1941-45, both sides in the conflict regularly used coconut water – siphoned directly from the nut – to give emergency plasma trasfusions to wounded soldiers. Many peoples lives have been saved in 3rd world countries by the coconut IV. There is some unfounded opposition by Doctors who claim that a coconut IV would cause elevated calcium and potassium, however the claims are unsubstantiated.
Most coconut water is still consumed fresh in tropical coastal areas – once exposed to air, the liquid rapidly loses most of its organoleptic and nutritional characteristics, and begins to ferment.Â
Stacked With Nutrients and Anti-aging
Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.
Cytokinins are phytohormones, or plant hormones. These hormones regulate the growth, development, and aging of a plant. Coconut water has been an important horticultural resource, used in the propagation of several plants, including orchids and traditional Chinese medicinal herbs. The cytokinins found in coconut water support cell division, and thus promote rapid growth.
Cytokinins have actually been found to exert an anti-aging effect on human cells and tissues. When human cells are exposed to cytokinins, aging slows down considerably. Cells treated with cytokinins don’t undergo the normal degenerative changes, so they don’t “act their age.” Researchers have suggested that if you consume a diet rich in cytokinins, you may experience anti-aging effects and have less risk for degenerative and age-related diseases. And coconut water is the richest natural dietary source of cytokinins.
Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism.
Pure coconut water was just as effective as coconut water from concentrate and a carbohydrate-electrolyte sport drink at rehydrating exercise-trained men after a 60-minute bout of dehydrating exercise, according to findings published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.
It is one of the best replacements for many liquids in smoothies designed to decrease inflammation.
Full of robust nutritional value and bursting with health benefits, products from beehives have benefited mankind throughout history. In fact, beehive ‘superfoods’ have earned a strong reputation for helping people to eliminate environmental allergies, accelerate wound repair plus much more – since ancient times.
Interestingly enough, a queen bee is an incredible powerhouse, producing about 2 million eggs in its lifetime – a mark unmatched by any other living creature. But, in fact, such an incredible feat is vital to the survival of the bee.
Are you eating raw honey – yet?
Most people don’t realize that it takes approximately one million bee hours for every one pound of honey produced. While honey itself is one of the most energy-rich nutrients found in nature, the hive also provides us with additional useful products, all with their own impressive nutritional profile.
First, let’s take a closer look at why raw honey is so powerful.
Like most processed foods, the commercially prepared honey you can find on any grocery shelf is a far cry from the truly raw, unfiltered honey found in nature. The later is much more nutrient dense, boasting 80 or more substances known to play a positive role in human nutrition. These include not only vitamins and minerals, but live enzymes, proteins, carbohydrates and even antimicrobial agents that provide antiallergenic, bactericidal, expectorant and anti-inflammatory benefits.
Unlike white sugar and other sweeteners, raw honey contains two sugars that are easily absorbed and will not overtake the bloodstream or set the stage for a sugar crash. While also being easy on the intestinal tract, honey also helps the body to recuperate efficiently after exertion – something noted by many competitive athletes.
Honey also holds benefits as a beauty and skin care product. Its antimicrobial qualities make it a very popular ingredient in hair and body cleansers. Plus, it’s used in facial masks and topical skin preparations to promote healing of damaged skin cells.
The healing power of royal jelly
From menopause to arthritis, royal jelly – sometimes referred to as milk of the bees because it is a substance secreted by the nurse bees to nourish the queen bee and her hatched larvae – holds a very rich nutritional profile that can provide relief for a number of ailments.
A single pound of royal jelly required about 1,000 three-day-old queen cells to make and the product is fast to deteriorate. This substance is available in both liquid and lyophilized form for human use, although it’s most commonly found as tablets, soft gels or capsules.
Among the many substances found, on the laundry list of nutrients contained in royal jelly, are agents that fight infection and boost the immune system, as well as naturally occurring hormones, fatty acids, sulfur, protein, vitamin A, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, and gelatin, an anti-aging substance known to be a precursor to collagen.
With an impressive 12 percent protein content, royal jelly has also been found to contain compounds which are key for nerve transmission. Inadequate levels of these compounds are associated with several nerve-related disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis.
Royal jelly’s ability to normalize blood vessel integrity has left it sought after for those seeking improved cardiovascular health and arthritic patients longing for improved circulation. In addition, the natural hormones it contains have been found to help alleviate conditions associated with the female reproductive system and hormone balance – including PMS and menopause.
Is propolis better than antibiotics?
Propolis is another beneficial substance that traces its origins back to the beehive. Bee propolis is actually a resin secreted by trees, which is then metabolized by bees. It is made up of 55 percent resins, 30 percent beeswax and 10 percent aromatic ethers and oils.
With about five percent pollen in propolis, bees use propolis to ensure an extremely sterile environment in the hive.
Propolis has antibiotic-like properties that actually slow the growth of fungi, bacteria and viruses. Medical researchers have determined that, used in liquid or capsule form, propolis can alleviate symptoms and duration of such ills as sinusitis, influenza, sore throat and the common cold.
As a topic agent, it has also been shown to heal inflammation, ulcers and tumors of the skin as well as treat other skin disorders. Scientists at the University of Western Australia, whose findings were later supported by Russian researchers, found that propolis also increase the effectiveness of conventional antibiotics, including neomycin, penicillin and tetracycline.
Its antibacterial properties are thought to be two-fold: it halts bacteria from multiplying and it increases disease resistance. Since it is a natural supplement, there are not the usual concerns found with conventional medications, including fears of antibiotic resistance.
Bee pollen is LOADED with essential nutrients to strengthen the blood
Finding its way into beehives because it is carried by bees, pollen is actually the male reproductive portion of plants. Like other products found in the beehive, pollen contains an impressive list of nutrients, including minerals, vitamins, omega-3 and other essential fatty acids, simple and complex carbohydrates, trace elements, enzymes, amino acids, and rutin – a known strengthener of blood cell walls and capillaries.
Its incredible powerhouse of nutrients have been used for generations to provide strength and improved health to the ill and weak.
Dr. Remy Chauvin, M.D., Institute of Bee Culture, Paris, also points out that bacteria such as salmonella E. coli cannot survive in bee pollen – making pollen an important agent in warding off such infections.
Its natural hormones are also known to promote bone and tissue development, increased muscle tone and even improved fertility, all without the harmful side effects of synthetic versions.
From allergies to wound repair, beehive products have helped humans for thousands of years. Obviously, if you’re concerned about an allergic reaction, consult a holistically-minded physicians before consuming any bee-related products.
Are you a junk-food addict? Do you want to eat better, but don’t know how? No this isn’t some slimy advertisement! Some inspiring news, a study from Tufts University suggests that your brain can be trained to prefer healthful foods over high-calorie, nutrition-less junk foods, even if eating poorly is a long-standing habit.
By scanning the brains of both women and men, researchers found that people don’t start out craving french fries, pizza, and cookies while abhorring fresh vegetables and organic fruit. According to Professor Susan B. Roberts, senior study author and behavioral nutrition scientist at the Boston university, that habit is formed over years. She says:
“This conditioning happens over time in response to eating – repeatedly – what is out there in the toxic food environment.”
Scientists have found that, for example, that eating refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup repeatedly sets up an addiction in the brain and body that is as strong as those addicted to cocaine! While it can be very difficult to undo an addiction to food of this kind once it is set up, it is indeed possible.
Prof Roberts’ research, published in the journal Nutrition & Diabetes, proposes that the brain can learn to like healthful foods, and abstain from the ones that cause obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and other health conditions.
Roberts and her team studied the part of the brain linked to reward and addiction in 13 overweight and obese men and women, eight of whom were taking part in a specially designed weight-loss regime. She found that each of them could re-train their brains to like healthful food.
The key is to remain vigilant long enough to overturn the older, bad habit of eating poorly. Participants in the study were given diets high in fiber and protein to keep them satiated, and by watching their brain scans using MRI to monitor their progress, the researchers were able to successfully reverse the cravings in the participants so that they were actually craving healthful food instead of the unhealthy junk by the end of the process.
Comparing the scans taken before and after the program, the team saw a significant shift in reward center activity away from high-calorie toward low-calorie foods in the group that followed the program. Though the study involved few participants, and it needs to be expanded, it suggests that the brain is ‘plastic’ and can be re-trained to like what is good for the body. No food addiction is therefore, incurable.
Scans of the brain’s reward centre showed that food preferences had changed. This focused on changing food preferences by prescribing a diet high in fier and protein, and low in carbohydrates, but which did not allow participants to become hungry since that is when food cravings takeover and unhealthful food becomes attractive.
“When their brains were scanned using MRI at the start and end of a six-month period, those following the programme showed changes in the brain’s reward centre.
When participants were shown pictures of different types of food, it was the healthy, low-calorie foods which produced an increased reaction.
The study said this indicated an increased reward and enjoyment of healthier food.
The brain’s reward centre also showed decreased sensitivity to the unhealthy, higher-calorie foods.
The Boston researchers say that gastric bypass surgery, while solving the problem of weight loss, can take away food enjoyment rather than make healthier foods more appealing.
‘There is much more research to be done here, involving many more participants, long-term follow-up and investigating more areas of the brain,’ Prof Roberts said.”
Way before the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was ever created, ozone therapy was successfully used by established medical professionals to treat anemia, respiratory ailments, infectious diseases and countless ‘incurable’ health issues. But, by the 1940’s, the FDA decided to seize all ozone machines – despite its track record of being effective (and harmless) to thousands and thousands of people with all sorts of health problems ranging from AIDS to cancer.
The (successful) medical history of ozone therapy
Since the 1950’s, ozone therapy has been widely used in Germany. In fact, there are over 10,000 German doctors using ozone therapy – on over 10 million people (so far) – for a variety of health conditions with a 90% cure rate plus no negative side effects. So why does the FDA continue to ignore such success and support the risky use of toxic drugs?
In Russia, doctors have been successfully using ozone therapy – especially for tuberculosis – for over 40 years. In 1986, Cuba authorized the use of ozone therapy and it’s used in all of their hospitals. You can even find clinics in Mexico and certain parts of the Caribbean. When will the FDA wake up?
Another interesting note, in the 1960′s, Robert Atkins, MD had (temporarily) lost his medical license after he announced on his weekly radio show that he had cured a woman of breast cancer. It took huge public outcry and an agreement by Dr. Atkins to never use ozone therapy again for Dr. Atkins to get his medical license reinstated. Do you think conventional medicine is afraid of losing business to safe, natural therapies? (Yep!) Don’t let conventional ‘wisdom’ keep you in the dark about natural therapies that work.
How does ozone therapy promote optimal health?
There are literally 100 different benefits gained by the use of ozone – which some would call ‘super oxygen’ – such as: improved circulation to oxygen-deprived organs; better immune function; and liver cleanser. This should come as no surprise to anyone when you consider that a lack of oxygen will accelerate the aging process, destroy healthy tissues and promote the spread of cancer.
We often hear about the longevity and amazing quality of life displayed by traditional cultures like the Hunza people. How are they able to enjoy such a vibrant, stress-free existence? Many natural health experts suggest the key to their longevity are due to rich (uncontaminated) soils, clean (nutritious) foods and, most importantly, the super-rich oxygen environment of higher altitudes.
Ozone therapy can stimulate the production of white blood cells and interluekin-2 – which are both critical for healthy immune function – especially when dealing with cancer. In addition, ozone kills most bacteria – at relatively low concentrations; makes the entire antioxidant enzyme system work better; breaks down arterial plaque and, even degrades petrochemicals in the body – which cause chronic, biological stress.
Although major chemical companies, like Monsanto, would have us believe that weeds are merely an annoyance – they can actually be quite effective at helping to heal the body – in juice form. In fact, these powerhouse weeds are far more valuable in antioxidants, phytochemicals and hard to find nutrients when compared to the average vegetable found in grocery store.
Weeds also are not hybridized, so they can work exceptionally well to boost immune function. Here’s a list of my favorite 5 ‘super weeds’:
1. Dandelion – great for liver cleansing and blood building.
2. Stinging Nettles – which can help heal bladder infections and kidney stones.
3. Birdock – good for reducing hypertension.
4. Chickweed – helps to eliminate eczema and psoriasis.
5. Red Clover – can be used to reduce troubling menopausal/premenstrual symptoms.
The health benefits of dandelion greens
Dandelions are technically called a weed, but in our industry we call them ‘dandelion greens’. We juice the entire leaf and, if you like, you can also juice the beautiful yellow flower that stems out from the greens.
Where can you find these magically delicious greens? Obviously you can pick them right out of your backyard or by the roadside, but we don’t recommend doing that! Keep in mind, the ‘general public’ tends to use Roundup – a highly-toxic herbicide – in their yards and around corporate properties throughout most major cities. The only place we would recommend you pick dandelions would be in nature – if there’s a forest area near you.
I live a block away from a huge forest that was designed for walking and biking. The dandelions grow like crazy all over the sides of these forest parks. If you don’t have access to these kinds of forests, we recommend you buy your dandelion greens from a health food store. Most have them and/or your local food co-ops, plus they are quite reasonable in price. (just a few dollars for 20 leaves or so)
Why should I juice dandelion greens?
Dandelions are one of the most potent and powerful greens (‘weeds’) we can juice to help rehabilitate and detoxify the liver. In addition, dandelion greens have been shown to help keep our vision healthy and strong. And, finally, if you want to improve the health of your kidneys or urogenital canal – juicing dandelion greens is a wise choice.
Coming from a juice therapy background, I have learned to combine certain greens with other vegetables to make powerfully healing combinations for certain organs within the body. For instance, beets go exceptionally well with dandelion greens, as well as lemons to make a delicious juice tonic. (Check out my recipe below)
The health benefit of dandelion greens
1. A safe (healthy) amount of usable calcium – in its natural state.
2. Rich in iron.
3. Low in calories.
4. High in antioxidants.
5. High in minerals – essential and non-essential.
6. High in protein – more than spinach.
7. Naturally high in B vitamins.
Try this ‘super weed power tonic’ – which makes more than 1 quart, and is for 2 people.
2 cups fresh dandelion greens or 6 large leaves
5 ribs celery
1 cup spinach
2 large English cucumbers
1 large lemons
A bit of fresh ginger root (1 inch)
Juicing this tonic is your best bet, but blending is an option – it just won’t be as easy to drink because of the fiber, which can cause a bit of unhappiness in the mouth.
Weed warning: If you feel motivated to pick nettles – in the wild – don’t ever touch these with bare hands. Be sure to use gloves – as they will truly sting you and it can hurt for up to 24 hours or more.
Raw honey has been used against infections for millennia, before honey – as we now know it – was manufactured and sold in stores. So what is the key to its’ antimicrobial properties?
Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have identified a unique group of 13 lactic acid bacteria found in fresh honey, from the honey stomach of bees. The bacteria produce a myriad of active antimicrobial compounds.
These lactic acid bacteria have now been tested on severe human wound pathogens such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Pseudomonas aeruginosa and vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), among others. When the lactic acid bacteria were applied to the pathogens in the laboratory, it counteracted all of them.
While the effect on human bacteria has only been tested in a lab environment thus far, the lactic acid bacteria has been applied directly to horses with persistent wounds. The lactic acid bacteria was mixed with honey and applied to ten horses; where the owners had tried several other methods to no avail. All of the horses’ wounds were healed by the mixture.
The researchers believe the secret to the strong results lie in the broad spectrum of active substances involved.
“Antibiotics are mostly one active substance, effective against only a narrow spectrum of bacteria. When used alive, these 13 lactic acid bacteria produce the right kind of antimicrobial compounds as needed, depending on the threat. It seems to have worked well for millions of years of protecting bees’ health and honey against other harmful microorganisms. However, since store-bought honey doesn’t contain the living lactic acid bacteria, many of its unique properties have been lost in recent times,” explains Tobias Olofsson.
The next step is further studies to investigate wider clinical use against topical human infections as well as on animals.
The findings have implications for developing countries, where fresh honey is easily available, but also for Western countries where antibiotic resistance is seriously increasing.
Whether you choose raw, vegan, vegetarian, fishitarian, paleo, processed or any other dietary lifestyle, it’s time to release judgement on what others choose to eat. Is any one of these methods superior to another for every person on the planet? Absolutely not, because all of them can cause health problems if there is no awareness of how we are transferring energy between our food and ourselves.
I’ve witnessed so much animosity between different groups who insist their version of sustenance is the correct one to prevent disease. They only share one commonality. They all think they are right. However, there is not one universally correct way to prevent disease in pursuing your truth about your health, especially relating to your diet. It’s time to move on from the path of antagonism, rebellion and even hatred for the choices others make about the foods they consume.
When people eat healthy it becomes difficult for them to observe the unhealthy choices others make. They assume that because they have informed themselves on the path of what they interpret as responsible dietary habits, that all others should do the same. It’s doesn’t quite work that way.
Dietary Decisions Often Lead To Our Judgement of Others
The most interesting conversations I’ve had are with vegans who feel it is wrong to consume an animal. They often have a misinterpretation of what energy transfer is, especially when they realize that consuming a plant (considered a lower form of consciousness) is really no different than consuming an animal. Plants exhibits many of the same senses as animals, including sight, touch, smell, taste and even hearing. It is only perspective that enforces a principle and boundary that many vegans refuse to cross.
All forms of predation exist on planet Earth and whether you consume plants or animals, you are still pursing a biological interaction for an exchange of energy. Many of the animals on our planet are predatory because we are. Planet Earth would not inhabit lifeforms of predatory nature if its dominant lifeforms were not predatory themselves. It is the cycle of life here. We do not live in world of symbiosis…not yet anyway. Until that time, we must be predatory in some respects to exchange energy through our creation.
For many animals, their experience is not what we think it is. They have agreed to experience a life where they know ultimately that they will be consumed. They understand that they are eternal beings and are deeply connected to collective consciousness relating to their kind of expression. When we understand this perspective, there is no need to isolate ourselves to any one specific diet for any reason.
When we ignore our body consciousness and its needs, we are ignoring more than our basic needs. We are ignoring the energy necessary to allow our health to prosper. There are many vegans that fail to fully grasp this concept and suffer the health consequences after a decade or more of consuming only plants. Their health then deteriorates because they are still in an apprenticeship state that requires a certain form of sustenance. There is nothing wrong with that, but to them, they feel they are violating a specific boundary. It’s all how we perceive this relationship with our biological interactions that makes the difference. That doesn’t mean all vegans will have health problems, but the ones who do are often those who need to revert back to energy transfers involving animals.
It’s about being in gratitude and appreciation for the exchange of energy that is given to you. For example, I know of many vegans who converted back to consuming meat because of deteriorating health. They now consume organic, grass fed and pasture raised meat from farms who care for their animals and have reputable slaughtering practices. These former vegans are now thriving. They have accepted a relationship with these animals that they are comfortable with and the exchange of energy is one conducive to their body consciousness.
When we resist specific diets, the energy attached to the diets we are resisting will create blockages in our own bodies. So by strongly resisting what we most want to move away from, the attraction becomes stronger and it presents itself in ways we perceive as negative. For example, vegans with very adamant views on their lifestyle choices may find themselves attracting experiences where they are continuously and vigorously defending their position against meat eaters. They may eventually find themselves in a perpetual state of animosity towards groups that don’t share their perspective. In this instance, their choices have become a disservice to their greater cause and goals for becoming vegan. They create anger, resentment and fear within their experiences when their initial objective was to create love.
I have found that once vegans find a spiritual relationship with many of the animals they ingest, they find it much easier to pursue this form of energy transfer, rather than committing to dietary restraints based on principle. Eating for health and tuning in to the needs of our body, rather than solely based on moral grounds, is often a more balanced approach physiologically and spiritually.
If you do follow any specific diet, you are following your perspective and truth of what you feel is the correct path of sustenance. It is important not to judge based on how others eat, especially when making comparisons to your own diet. That’s an ego trap and will only develop imbalances within your alignment to others. All forms of dietary choices should be respected. Always remember that people would not be attracted to a specific diet if it was not serving them in some way and that includes toxic junk food.
We are creating a magnificent new world. It is imperative to allow people to experience the lifestyles that will bring them closer to the lessons they require and have requested here on Earth.
Be at one with your food, but most of all, allow others to do the same
Selenium has been shown in recent studies to cut aging persons’ risk of all cancers in half by as much as 50 percent. Consuming adequate amounts of selenium, on a daily basis, has been shown to reduce the risk of prostate and colorectal cancers as well as liver, lung, stomach, thyroid, esophagus and bladder.
If you keep up on cancer prevention research, you may already know that the trace mineral selenium is a top anti-cancer superstar. Highlighted in recent research to reduce atypical cellular division involved in cancer formation, selenium achieves this by helping repair damaged DNA, recycling the “master antioxidant” glutathione and reducing cytotoxic cellular activity. To take advantage of these benefits, it’s the form of selenium that matters most.
What is the best form of selenium for cancer prevention?
While your healthcare provider may have suggested selenium, are you taking the three beneficial forms as a complex? Each of the following forms exerts the most anti-cancer biologic activity due to its bio-availability.
Sodium selenite: 50 mcg is an ideal dosage. This form of selenium helps repair damaged DNA and modulates immune system activity to decrease the likelihood of atypical cellular division (cancer cell formation).
L-selenomethionine: 50 mcg is an ideal dosage. Supplementing with this form allows the body to fight all forms of cancer and possibly slow cell death. You may recognize this form because it has the attention of the anti-cancer spotlight in nutraceutical research.
Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine: 100 mcg is an ideal dosage. This especially important form of selenium helps to reduce disruption in circadian rhythms associated with certain cancers such as breast cancer. Hormones that regulate endocrine, immune and reproductive activity such as melatonin and estrogen have been shown to respond favorably to supplementation with Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine. Se-Methyl L-Selenocysteine also prevents new blood vessels from forming in tumors thereby slowing its ability to increase in size.
Unless otherwise directed, when choosing a selenium supplement first look for one that is prepared as a complex that contains the three forms above.
The next step: Are you taking an optimized dose?
Typically, 200 mcg is an ideal daily maintenance dose with high risk persons considering 500 mcg daily. Selenium is easy to evaluate to gain a baseline before supplementing.
Your healthcare provider can order this test for you. As with any nutrient supplementation, it’s essential to reassess your values every six months to a year to be sure you’re ingesting optimal amounts.
Be sure to include these selenium-rich organic foods in your diet:
1. Wild-caught fish: salmon and sardines
2. Organic nuts and seeds: brazil nuts and sunflower seeds
3. Organic mushrooms: Shitake and crimini
4. Cage-free, naturally-produced eggs
5. Grass-fed meats: Non-GMO without hormones or antibiotics
Naturally, don’t forget the health benefits of raw garlic and onions.
Selenium shows promising benefits for rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid health, depression, pancreatic inflammation and many more health concerns – as well as its powerful anti-cancer properties. So, get started today, and be sure to eat enough selenium for optimal health.
Ways to kill candida and balance your intestinal flora
Most people ingest too many refined, processed foods. Even us health nuts have a tendency to do this. In this fast paced world, with the body biologically programmed to desire sweets and other easy carbohydrates that are so much harder to find in nature, it’s common and totally normal to have too much candida in our body.
If you experience this problem, and again, most people do, here are some ways you can balance your gut flora. Balancing the flora will alleviate many health issues, even little annoying ones you thought you were stuck with for the rest of your life such as itchy ear canals, body odor, and eczema.
Most people know that garlic is antifungal, antiparasitic, antibacterial, and antiviral. It also helps with a host of other issues including the removal of toxins in the body. If I could only choose one single item to work with when it comes to healing and treatment modalities, I would choose garlic. Unfortunately, many people don’t know exactly how to use it to reap the benefits.
First and foremost, don’t cook it. It loses all its candida fighting properties when you do. Secondly, cut it up and give it a minute before ingesting it. Or, if you’ve got a strong stomach and an even stronger mouth, chew it up for a minute with your mouth open, breathing in and out. This is also an incredibly effective treatment for tooth and gum problems, and even bad breath; though swallowing it, of course, can lead to garlic breath for many, but garlic breath is a sign of a toxic body.
Don’t use garlic from China, even if it’s organic. One way to tell, is those smaller, bright white garlic bulbs are almost always grown in China. China’s soil is just too toxic.
Oil of oregano has antifungal, antibacterial, and antiparasitic properties as well. Oil of oregano is exceptionally powerful and can be taken in tablet form.
Some other essential oils that kill candida include lavender, clove, tea tree, and peppermint, though I don’t recommend taking these oils internally. They are a good solution for candida skin rashes, though they can be painful to use. In most cases, they will not harm the skin even though you will feel a burning sensation.
Coconut oil is known for its antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-parasitic properties, though it’s efficacy with candida control is weak compared to other ingestible choices. Neem oil is an oil with similar anti-parasitic properties, a bit stronger at parasitic control than coconut oil, but it should only be applied topically.
Other notable items that are known to combat fungus include wormwood, black walnut hull, Spanish black radish, Pau d’Arco, goldenseal, coptis chinensis, ginger, cinnamon, and olive leaf extract. All of these are great to have around, and a few of them are exceptional at killing parasites, viruses, and bacterial infections (coptis chinensis, wormwood, black walnut hull, Spanish black radish) but while they are certainly antifungal, they’re not the strongest solution.
My favorite combination for eliminating excess yeast in the body is undecenoic acid and very high quality probiotics. Combine this with Shillington’s intestinal cleanse and with big salads every day with lots of different vegetables, and you’ve got yourself a clean colon free of excess candida in days, often in just one day. What I love about undecenoic acid and probiotics is that they don’t kill off good bacteria. They only eliminate candida and other fungi. If I want to knock out parasites as well, I use a supplement with wormwood and black walnut hulls.
Whatever approach you take with intestinal maintenance, a diet with a diverse selection of lots of fresh, raw, and preferably organic vegetables is the most important thing you can do for your colon and your whole body.
For more information on ridding your body of excess candida, including specific supplements, check out How to Cure Candida. If you suffer from allergies, this is typically a Candida issue, check out Allergy Free in Five Days. Check out the first three sources if you’ve recently taken antibiotics, and for more information about all the incredible ways bacteria plays a part in our health.
Can a change in our consciousness (mindset) actually alter our genetic expression? Does anger and depression increase the risk of getting cancer? Although conventional medicine tends to pay little attention to lifestyle habits, thoughts and feelings dramatically influence our physical health.
Ultimately, true healing is a manifestation of changes in lifestyle habits – including the resolution of emotional and psychological issues.
Why does stress remain the number one killer of human beings?
Simply put, it may be a matter of priorities. So often, living in the modern world, we are taught to suppress emotions and focus on living a ‘successful’ life – according to what others would have us believe is best for us. In other words, NOT living the life of YOUR dreams can cause tremendous internal stress.
Doing things we don’t enjoy or living an unfulfilling life can generate an enormous amount of psychological stress and chronic emotional unrest. These damaging thoughts and feelings of pressure can cause muscular tension, headaches, chest pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, depression and drive us to behave in detrimental ways. For example, I’ve often wondered, how does ‘happy hour’ (drinking alcohol) make us truly happy? Especially when you consider that alcohol suppresses bodily functions.
Bottom line, most conventionally-trained doctors spend little time helping patients with their emotional/psychological issues. Yet, these forms of chronic stress cause the vast majority of the health problems we see today.
How can I reduce the chronic stress in my life?
Obviously, this can be a complicated topic to discuss. But, for starters, try to experience some relaxing (quiet) time for yourself or share that time with a loved one. For example, the best part of my day is a one-hour walk (with my wife) within a 1,600 acre park by the water. Just one word of advice, don’t use that time to discuss ‘stressful’ situations – that’s counterproductive, wouldn’t you agree?
When we are relaxed – we tend to make better decisions in our personal and professional life. After all, what’s more important than feeling healthy? Whenever I feel emotionally stressed – I focus my attention on the good things in my life and those negative feelings tend to fade away.
Deep breathing, moderate amounts of exercise and improved sleeping habits can dramatically improve the quality of your life. I’ve often said, if you feel emotionally drained, it could be due to unhealthy food habits, toxic drinking water or, even, the use of wireless technology – which causes an increased production of stress proteins.
Of course, if your stress stems from a toxic relationship, you have two choices: try to resolve it (I’ve done that) or avoid those people (I’ve done that too) – as quickly as possible.