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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Paw Paw Cancer Cells Killer

Paw Paw & Cancer from Discovery to Clinical Trials
by Dr. Jerry McLaughlin
presented in 9 parts. This is the seventh issue. You are encouraged to watch all issues on youtube.

Nature's Sunshine is the only company that makes a product, Paw Paw Cell Reg, that is based on these studies.


Sour Sop Cancer Cells Killer also check out PAW PAW


Some of you might be getting this the second or third time. The education is the key. I want to share that extensive studies are done on a plant similiar to Soursop it is called Paw Paw. The bark of the Paw Paw plant is identified as having the highest cancer cells killing property.

Here is one of the video you may watch all very informational There is a herb, Paw Paw reg, that NSP offers for cancer. There is a series of 9 videos on this herb. Here is the link to one of them. Watch on your leisure.


This is very interesting, passing it along, everyone needs to know

The Soursop Fruit
The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer

10,000 times stronger than Chemo.
Why are we not aware of this? Its because some big corporation want to make back their money spent on years of research by trying to make a synthetic version of it for sale.

So, since you know it now you can help a friend in need by letting him know or just drink some sour sop juice yourself as prevention from time to time. The taste is not bad after all. It's completely natural and definitely has no side effects.. If you have the space, plant one in your garden.
The other parts of the tree are also useful.

The next time you have a fruit juice, ask for a sour sop.

How many people died in vain while this billion-dollar drug maker concealed the secret of the miraculous Graviola tree?
This tree is low and is called graviola in Brazil , guanabana in Spanish and has the uninspiring name "soursop" in English. The fruit is very large and the subacid sweet white pulp is eaten out of hand or, more commonly, used to make fruit drinks, sherbets and such.

The principal interest in this plant is because of its strong anti-cancer effects. Although it is effective for a number of medical conditions, it is its anti tumor effect that is of most interest. This plant is a proven cancer remedy for cancers of all types.

Besides being a cancer remedy, graviola is a broad spectrum antimicrobial agent for both bacterial and fungal infections, is effective against internal parasites and worms, lowers high blood pressure and is used for depression, stress and nervous disorders.

If there ever was a single example that makes it dramatically clear why the existence of Health Sciences Institute is so vital to Americans like you, it's the incredible story behind the Graviola tree.

The truth is stunningly simple: Deep within the Amazon
Rainforest grows a tree that could literally revolutionize what you, your doctor, and the rest of the world thinks about cancer treatment and chances of survival. The future has never looked more promising.

Research shows that with extracts from this miraculous tree it now may be possible to:
* Attack cancer safely and effectively with an all-natural therapy that does not cause extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss
* Protect your immune system and avoid deadly infections
* Feel stronger and healthier throughout the course of the treatment
* Boost your energy and improve your outlook on life

The source of this information is just as stunning: It comes from one of America 's largest drug manufacturers, the fruit of over 20 laboratory tests conducted since the 1970's! What those tests revealed was nothing short of mind numbing... Extracts from the tree were shown to:

* Effectively target and kill malignant cells in 12 types of cancer, including colon, breast, prostate, lung and pancreatic cancer..
* The tree compounds proved to be up to 10,000 times stronger in slowing the growth of cancer cells than Adriamycin, a commonly used chemotherapeutic drug!
* What's more, unlike chemotherapy, the compound extracted from the Graviola tree selectively hunts
down and kills only cancer cells. It does not harm healthy cells!

The amazing anti-cancer properties of the Graviola tree have been extensively researched--so why haven't you heard anything about it? If Graviola extract is as half as promising as it appears to be--why doesn't every single oncologist at every major hospital insist on using it on all his or her patients?

The spine-chilling answer illustrates just how easily our health--and for many, our very lives(!)--are controlled by money and power.

Graviola--the plant that worked too well

One of America 's biggest billion-dollar drug makers began a search for a cancer cure and their research centered on Graviola, a legendary healing tree from the Amazon Rainforest.

Various parts of the Graviola tree--including the bark, leaves, roots, fruit and fruit-seeds--have been used for centuries by medicine men and native Indians in South America to treat heart disease, asthma, liver problems and arthritis. Going on very little documented scientific evidence, the company poured money and resources into testing the tree's anti-cancerous properties--and were shocked by the results. Graviola proved itself to be a cancer-killing dynamo.

But that's where the Graviola story nearly ended.

The company had one huge problem with the Graviola tree--it's completely natural, and so, under federal law, not patentable. There's no way to make serious profits from it.

It turns out the drug company invested nearly seven years trying to
synthesize two of the Graviola tree's most powerful anti-cancer ingredients. If they could isolate and produce man-made clones of what makes the Graviola so potent, they'd be able to patent it and make their money back. Alas, they hit a brick wall. The original simply could not be replicated. There was no way the company could protect its profits--or even make back the millions it poured into research.

As the dream of huge profits evaporated, their testing on Graviola came to a screeching halt. Even worse, the company shelved the entire project and chose not to publish the findings of its research!

Luckily, however, there was one scientist from the Graviola research team whose conscience wouldn't let him see such atrocity committed. Risking his career, he contacted a company that's dedicated to harvesting medical plants from the Amazon Rainforest and blew the whistle.

Miracle unleashed
When researchers at the Health Sciences Institute were alerted to the news of Graviola, they began tracking the research done on the cancer-killing tree. Evidence of the astounding effectiveness of Graviola--and its shocking cover-up--came in fast and furious....

.....The National Cancer Institute performed the first scientific research in 1976. The results showed that Graviola's "leaves and stems were found effective in attacking and destroying malignant cells." Inexplicably, the results were published in an internal report and never released to the public...

...Since 1976, Graviola has proven to be an immensely potent cancer killer in 20 independent laboratory tests, yet no double-blind clinical trials--the typical benchmark mainstream doctors and journals use to judge a
treatment's value--were ever initiated...

....A study published in the Journal of Natural Products, following a recent study conducted at Catholic University of South Korea stated that one chemical in Graviola was found to selectively kill colon cancer cells at "10,000 times the potency of (the commonly used chemotherapy drug) Adriamycin..."

....The most significant part of the Catholic University of South Korea report is that Graviola was shown to selectively target the cancer cells, leaving healthy cells untouched. Unlike chemotherapy, which indiscriminately targets all actively reproducing cells (such as stomach and hair cells), causing the often devastating side effects of nausea and hair loss in cancer patients.

...A study at Purdue University recently found that leaves from the Graviola tree killed cancer cells among six human cell lines and were especially effective against prostate, pancreatic and lung cancers.... Seven years of silence broken--it's finally here!

A limited supply of Graviola extract, grown and harvested by indigenous people in Brazil , is finally available in America .

The full Graviola Story--including where you can get it and how to use it--is included in Beyond Chemotherapy: New Cancer Killers, Safe as Mother's Milk, a Health Sciences Institute FREE special bonus report on natural substances that will effectively revolutionize the fight against cancer.
This crucial report (along with five more FREE reports) is yours ABSOLUTELY FREE with a new membership to the Health Sciences Institute. It's just one example of how absolutely vital each report from the Institute can be to your life and those of your loved ones.

From breakthrough cancer and heart research and revolutionary Amazon Rainforest herbology to world-leading anti-aging research and nutritional medicine, every monthly Health Sciences Institute Member's Alert puts in your hands today cures the rest of America --including your own doctor(!)--is likely to find out only ten years from now.

Nature's Sunshine Products for Colds and Flu

There are many, but here are a few. If you have a reference, you could check them out.

Seasonal Defense, HCP-X, Immune Stimulator, Ultimate Echinacea (I like it)to build immune system

Garlic, rose hips, Vit. C, Ginger or Yarrow for perspiration
IF-C for colds w/fever
Lymph drainage products
Decongestants- ALJ, Bronchial Formula, Fenugreek/thyume, Four
aches- Triple Relief or APS II, TEI FU under nostrils or rub on chest (my favorite), Valerian, Chamomile
oils- Breathe Free,
blend: Tea Tree + Eucalyptus, Rosemary or Myrrh or frankincense+ lemon, thyme linolol or myrrh
also Guardian, sandalwood (expectorant)

Then there are homeopathic Cold, Viral and Cough Syrups.
Licorice Root extract or Zinc lozenges for sore throat.
Dont forget Silver Shield- we always use it to prevent the nasty respiratory infection which so often tries to set in.

And then there's the great standby- gargling with salt water for sore throat, Ginger tea, hot bath with 1/4 c. Ginger.

or call 916 538-1863

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Onions to combat the Flu

I think I will go out and buy some onions.

Worth a try...we've got nothing to lose by trying ..

In 1919 when the flu killed 40 million people there was this
Doctor that visited the many farmers to see if he could help
them combat the flu. Many of the farmers and their family had
contracted it and many died.

The doctor came upon this one farmer and to his surprise,
everyone was very healthy. When the doctor asked what the
farmer was doing that was different the wife replied that she
had placed an unpeeled onion in a dish in the rooms of the home,
(probably only two rooms back then). The doctor couldn't
believe it and asked if he could have one of the onions and
place it under the microscope. She gave him one and when he did
this, he did find the flu virus in the onion. It obviously
absorbed the bacteria, therefore, keeping the family healthy.

Now, I heard this story from my hairdresser in AZ. She said
that several years ago many of her employees were coming down
with the flu and so were many of her customers. The next year
she placed several bowls with onions around in her shop. To her
surprise, none of her staff got sick. It must work.. (And no,
she is not in the onion business.)

The moral of the story is, buy some onions and place them in
bowls around your home. If you work at a desk, place one or two
in your office or under your desk or even on top somewhere. Try
it and see what happens. We did it last year and we never got
the flu.

If this helps you and your loved ones from getting sick, all
the better. If you do get the flu, it just might be a mild case..

Whatever, what have you to lose? Just a few bucks on

How to Prevent the Flu including H1N1

While you are still healthy and not showing any symptoms of H1N1 infection:
1. Frequent hand-washing (well highlighted in all official communications) .
2. "Hands-off-the- face" approach. Resist all temptations to touch any part of face (unless you want to eat, bathe or slap).
3. Gargle twice a day with warm salt water (use Listerine if you don't trust salt). H1N1 takes 2-3 days after initial infection in the throat/ nasal cavity to proliferate and show characteristic symptoms. Simple gargling prevents proliferation.
In a way, gargling with salt water has the same effect on a healthy individual that Tamiflu has on an infected one. Don't underestimate this simple, inexpensive and powerful preventative method.
4. Similar to 3 above, clean your nostrils at least once every day with warm salt water. Not everybody may be good at Jala Neti or Sutra Neti (very good Yoga asanas to clean nasal cavities), but blowing the nose hard once a day and swabbing both nostrils with cotton buds dipped in warm salt water is very effective in bringing down viral population.
5. Boost your natural immunity with foods that are rich in Vitamin C (Amla and other citrus fruits). If you have to supplement with Vitamin C tablets, make sure that it also has Zinc to boost absorption.
6. Drink as much of warm liquids as you can. Drinking warm liquids has the same effect as gargling, but in the reverse direction. They wash off proliferating viruses from the throat into the stomach where they cannot survive, proliferate or do any harm. All these are simple ways to prevent, within means of most households, and certainly much less painful than to wait in long queues outside public hospitals.

Happy breathing!

Flu Season Herbs, Vitamins & Minerals

Herbs, Vitamins & Minerals for the Flu Season

There are lots of herbs and simple natural remedies which can help your body “work through” the various symptoms of a cold.

Golden Seal/Echinacea (Pathenium) Extract is a powerful antibiotic team for fighting infection and boasting the immune system. Since it is in liquid form it is especially useful for children.

Silver Shield is an effective immune system booster. Fights against over 650 disease causing organisms: bacteria, thrush, AIDS, malaria, ringworm, athlete’s foot.

Al-J is a popular expectorant combination (expectorants help to thin mucus and break-up respiratory congestion). It is used for all types of respiratory congestion, coughs, allergies and digestive problems.

Fenugreek & Thyme is an expectorant used for sinus congestion, sinus headaches, coughs, inflammation of the lining of the bronchials, nasal cavity and throat, Thyme also helps build immunity.

Elderberry Plus is an adaptogen, great for bronchitis , cold, stomach flu.

A weak unresponsive Immune System can contribute to sinus and ear infections, lymph congestion, kidney and bladder infection, colds, viral infections, cancer, flu, cysts, general inflammation, candida, leukemia, tumors.

Herbs for the Immune System
Key Product: Defense Maintenance
Silver Shield Thai-Go
Echinacea Golden Seal
CC-A Vitamin C
Elderberry Defense Red Clover
VS-C Garlic
Blood Build ALJ
Vitamin A & D Zinc

Breathe EZ
TCM Concentrate
Chinese Respiratory Support. Breathe EZ provides nutrition to help clear the lungs. Also helps increase the flow of mucus to remove toxins.

Angela Palacio Anew Herb Shoppe
Angela Palacio, Herb Specialist
(916) 538-1863

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Paw Paw Cell Fact Sheet


Product Guide

Product Label

•Selectively affects specific cells.
•Modulates the production of ATP in mitochondria of specific cells.
•May help modulate the growth of blood vessels near specific cells.

Paw Paw Cell-RegTM [Immune]. Because health begins in the body’s cells, it is important to support the health of all cells. Paw Paw Cell-Reg is a unique product that selectively targets specific cells to enhance the overall health of the body .

Over 50 active compounds exist in Paw Paw Cell-Reg and these complex chemicals are called acetogenins. Acetogenins affect the production of ATP in the mitochondria (the powerhouse) of the cell. ATP is the major source of cellular energy. By selectively modulating the production of ATP in specific cells, the acetogenins affect the viability of specific cells and the growth of blood vessels that nourish them.

A clinical study with over 100 participants showed that the paw paw extract, containing a mixture of acetogenins, supports the body’s normal cells during times of cellular stress.

Paw Paw Cell-Reg is the only standardized acetogenin product available. Nature’s Sunshine uses an extract of the twigs from the North American paw paw tree, which contains the most concentrated amount of acetogenins. Each two capsules contains 17 mg of standardized paw paw twig extract.

Co-Q10, Thyroid Support and 7-KetoTM may decrease the effectiveness of this product. Only those with cellular abnormalities should take this product on a regular/daily basis. Do not take this product if you are pregnant, think you may become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.

Adults: Take 2 capsules with food three times daily. Do not exceed recommended serving size. If recommended serving size is exceeded nausea may occur.

Herbal Program for Cancer

Herbal Program for Cancer:

Paw Paw Cell-Reg
Nature's Immune Stimulator
Protease Plus between meals very important
Nature's Noni
Liquid Chlorophyll

Pain: (Multiple Myeloma) Nutri-Calm, Nerve 8, Stress-J, Calcium/ Magnesium,
Bones Magnesium Complex, E-Tea.

Vitamin A 75,000
Vitamin C 8-10,000 mg.
Colloidal Minerals

Liver: Milk Thistle Combination

Herbal Laxatives: Cascara Sagrada or LBS II

Food Products & Diet: 10 Raw almonds a day
No animal protein after 4:00
Eliminate oil, caffeine drinks, sugar, milk and fats.

Baths: Soak in 1 cup baking soda, 1 cup sea salt, 2 Tbsp ginger 3 times a week
Dr. Jensen's Diet...very important - He reversed prostate & bone cancer in 3 years. Cancer cannot multiply in alkaline body. Reduce acids.
Cancer foods: Garlic, Broccoli, Sprouts, Tomato Sauce, GREEN TEA, Cabbage, Soy, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts.

This information is for educational purposes only, to educate the general public concerning the historical (tried and proven) uses of herbs and provide a reference tool for those who want to use herbs and vitamins to feed specific body systems. It should not be use to diagnose nor treat disease. If you have a serious health problem, please consult a competent health practitioner.

Angela Palacio, Herb Specialist
(916) 538-1863

Cancer (Natural Therapy)

Cancer (natural therapy)

Cancer cells develop when the DNA of a healthy cell becomes damaged, causing that cell to mutate. Although genetic weakness and pre-dispositions may contribute to the occurrence of cancers, environmental influences such as chemicals, radiation, and viruses are involved most of the time. Cigarette smoking is linked to 30% of cancers.

Cancer is a serious condition and should be approached holistically. Adopting a good diet and overall health program will enhance recovery. Eating lots of whole, raw foods can help. Vegetable proteins are better to use than animal proteins when recovering from cancer. Refined and processed foods should be avoided. Emotional healing work can also enhance recovery. Paw Paw Cell Reg is the most powerful natural product we know for working with cancer.

People wishing to take a natural approach to cancer should find a qualified professional to assist them, as natural therapy for cancer is beyond the scope of this holistic folder. They should also consult other books that give more detailed instructions on how to deal with cancer naturally.

Herbal Remedies for Cancer: All Cell Detox, Aloe Vera Juice, Chlorophyll, Food Enzymes, E-Tea, Garlic, Immune Stimulator, Nature’s Noni, Thai-Go, Paw Paw, Pau D’Arco, Red Clover Blend, Green Tea Extract, Astragalus, Co-Q10,

Angela Palacio, NSP Herb Specialist
NSP Herb Specialist
(916) 538-1863

Reference: NSP Comprehensive Guide to Nature’s Sunshine Products by The Tree of Light
Disclaimer: We do not directly dispense medical advice or prescribe the use of herbs or supplements as a form of treatment for illness. The information provided, is for educational purposes only to empower people with knowledge to take care of their own health. We disclaim any liability if the reader uses or prescribes any remedies, natural or otherwise, for him/herself or another. Historically all of the herbs and vitamin supplements may nutritionally support their body’s biological systems. Please consult a licensed health professional should a need be indicated.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

5 Foods for Better Blood Sugar

Diabetes is a scourge in our community. Share this so we could start to help ourselves!

5 Foods for Better Blood Sugar

Insulin resistance is reversible -- if eating the wrong foods can cause it, eating the right ones can cure it. Add just one of these to your plate to begin feeling better and staving off killer diseases right away.
From Magic Foods
Here are profiles of 25 blood sugar-friendly foods. Each profile tells you how the GL (glycemic load) of the food stacks up (either very low, low, or medium; you won't find Magic foods with a high or very high GL) plus other important health benefits it offers. You'll also learn proper portion size -- because remember, portions count.
• Avocado
• Barley
• Berries
• Brown Rice
• Carrots
• Cabbage
• Cheese
• Cherries
• Chicken and Turkey
• Cinnamon
• Coffee
• Eggs
• Fish
• Flaxseed
• Garlic
• Lemons
• Lentils
• Milk
• Nuts
• Onions
• Pasta
• Peanut Butter
• Shellfish
• Sourdough Bread
• Sweet Potatoes
* For a complete list of blood sugar-friendly foods, check out our new book Magic Foods.
Comments :
By sharenewat, 03/04/2009, 7:08 AM EST
Chicken, turkey, cheese? Do they have carbs?
By xocolate, 11/03/2008, 6:22 PM EST
What about raw cocoa. It is also known to reduce blood sugar and improve insulin resistance. MyFitChocolate
Visit for natural remedies to treat diabetes

Diabetes Awareness

Contributed by Bernadette James

Almost 1,400 lives lost in 2007 – what’s killing Belizeans?

Health Minister, Pablo Marin: “…if we chose to behave differently, then we can all improve our health and quality of our lives.”

With the murder rate increasing over the past three years, Belize’s death rate has shown a simultaneous increase, reflecting lives lost through violent trauma, but what many Belizean’s don’t know is that there is a serious and silent killer in our midst - it goes by the name DIABETES. (Click here to read more

What is Diabetes
Diabetes is a disease in which our body does not properly produce or use insulin. Insulin is necessary to convert sugar, starches and other foods into the energy necessary for daily life.

When we eat, the pancreas automatically produces the right amount of insulin to move glucose from blood into our cells. In people with diabetes, however, the pancreas either produces little or no insulin, or the cells do not respond appropriately to the insulin that is produced. Glucose builds up in the blood, overflows into the urine, and passes out of the body. Thus, the body loses its main source of fuel even though the blood contains large amounts of sugar.

Type 2 Diabetes
This is the most common form of diabetes and is associated with older age, ethnicity, diet, obesity, family history of diabetes, physical inactivity and previous history of gestational diabetes. Most people diagnosis with type 2 diabetes are overweight and, unfortunately, many children and adolescents are increasingly being diagnosed as type 2 diabetics. The symptoms of type 2 diabetes develop gradually. They may include fatigue or nausea, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, blurred vision, frequent infections, and slow healing of wounds or sores. Some people never have any symptoms.
Common symptoms of diabetes include:

Excessive thirst and appetite
Increased urination (sometimes as often as every hour)
Unusual weight loss or gain
Nausea, perhaps vomiting
Blurred vision
In women, frequent vaginal infections
In men and women, yeast infections
Dry mouth
Slow-healing sores or cuts
Itching skin, especially in the groin or vaginal area

Impact of Diabetes
Diabetes is widely recognized as one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States. Diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations, and nerve damage. Uncontrolled diabetes can complicate pregnancy, and birth defects are more common in babies born to women with diabetes.

Manage or Prevent Diabetes
If you are a diabetic, be compliant. Follow your doctor’s orders. For those who have not been diagnosed, eat in moderation, exercise, lose the weight and get tested.

Take the test to see if you are at risk. (

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Diabetes, Belize's #1 Killer

Diabetes, Belize’s #1 killer
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Posted: 20/10/2009 - 10:29 AM
Author: Adele Ramos -

103 murders in 2008 – 103 diabetes deaths

Over 40,000 Belizeans are said to be diabetic (roughly 13% of the population)

Another Belizean succumbed last week after battling 29 years with the silent killer, diabetes (locally dubbed “sugar”), complicated almost two years ago by the loss of her kidneys, which a close relative told Amandala had gotten infected after the patient underwent a hysterectomy, having suffered fibroids on her womb.

From anecdotal accounts, we know that fibroids afflict many Belizean women, and diabetes remains the leading cause of death in Belize, as confirmed by statistics we obtained today from the Ministry of Health (See chart).

Despite the double whammy that hit a More Tomorrow woman, Melva Sutherland, whose story we introduced above, she fought long and hard to stay alive. (The name of her village, More Tomorrow, seems intriguingly symbolic.)

Sutherland’s story is lived by many other Belizeans—some of whom are not as fortunate as she was to have gotten on the shortlist of 20 patients receiving subsidized dialysis treatment at Belize Healthcare Partners Limited (BHPL), a private hospital. Her death is a tragic way for someone else to ascend to that limited list of privileged few.

According to her daughter, Marilyn, her mother had been on dialysis, having lost her two kidneys, for a year and four months, and she had to battle with side-effects and complications, including infection of the catheter that was in her chest, which got infected every three months, and low blood levels at times, said Marilyn.

Last Wednesday morning, Melva Sutherland was rushed to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital, where she died at about 9:00. Marilyn said that her mother had had dialysis the day before, and held on for as long “as God wanted her here”. The daughter, grateful for the care her mother received, harbors no ill feelings over her mom’s passing.

In fact, she told us that the nurses at BHPL, who attended to her mom when she visited for dialysis on Mondays and Thursdays, took exceptional care of her and wept when they heard that she had passed.

According to family friend, Lizbeth Ayuso of the Reporter newspaper, they had to fight to get Melva on the Government’s dialysis program at BHPL. One man told us that because the cost of dialysis treatment is so high, he, too, had had to chip in when Ms. Sutherland was not receiving help from the government.

Marilyn said—underscoring the importance of treatment—that if it were not for her mom receiving the dialysis, “she would have died 10 times earlier.”

Melva Sutherland, 62, was laid to rest in her village of More Tomorrow on Saturday, her daughter told us.

Asked if anyone else in her family suffers similar challenges with diabetes, Marilyn said that one of her sisters, now 39, has been having problems with her “sugar” (blood glucose) level for the past three years.

Her sugar level has gone as high as 600 (four times the normal limit) and whenever it spikes, she has to be hospitalized for treatment. Her condition is debilitating and may eventually require that she, too, start a dialysis regimen.

Last reports to our newspaper are that 84 Belizeans require dialysis treatment for diabetes and other conditions that have caused their kidneys to stop working.

That is why a group of Belizeans are adamantly advocating for the immediate implementation of a dialysis program proposed by the World Organization for Renal Therapies (WORTH), which has pledged 10 dialysis machines and technical support for two centers to be set up at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City (the country’s tertiary, public sector hospital) and La Loma Luz Hospital (a private Seventh Day Adventist hospital) in San Ignacio.

Belize Association for Renal Therapy (BART) representative, Jose Cruz, told Amandala last week that the program—which he said would provide dialysis for as low as $8 a pop as well as additional and much needed care from a dedicated nephrologist and dietician—is a blessing, especially to those who currently need treatment and simply cannot afford it.

Cruz has been publicly lobbying for Government to speed up on its end, because WORTH, frustrated over missed deadlines and extensions to those deadlines, has threatened to pull back the KHMH portion of the project.

We know that partners in Belize met last Thursday to finalize the memorandum of understanding for the project, due back in September. When we called Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael Pitts, for an update today, Pitts told us that he could not yet update us, though he promised to get back to us later.

Unlike street violence, diabetes is called a silent killer, because we don’t hear many lamentations about Belizeans losing their lives to diabetes. Many will be surprised to learn that diabetes is on equal footing with murders in Belize, even though women fall prey more often to diabetes and men more often to violent crimes and traffic accidents. Furthermore, diabetes is at least 8 times more pervasive here than HIV/AIDS. Yet the attention given to diabetes is vastly overshadowed by the gleaming national spotlight given to crime and HIV/AIDS.

Official Police stats say the 2008 murder count reached 103; Ministry of Health stats say diabetes equally claimed 103 lives (40 men and 63 women), whereas HIV/AIDS was blamed for 62 deaths.

At last report, the count for Belizeans having contracted HIV was roughly 5,000 (1.6% of the total population). By contrast, over 40,000 Belizeans are said to be diabetic (that’s roughly 13% of the population), according to Minister of Health, Pablo Marin, who quoted the figure to us back in September 2008.

He also reported that the obesity rate—one of the key risk factors for developing diabetes—was 60%; meaning nearly 200,000 Belizeans are overweight. Meanwhile 30%—over 90,000 Belizeans—are reported to be hypertensive, suffering high blood pressure.

Hypertensive diseases, locally called “pressure,” killed 51 people in 2008, according to the Ministry of Health, and are listed as the 8th leading cause of death.

In 2004, 89 deaths were attributed to diabetes. In 2006, there were nearly 50% more or 131 deaths reported.

Despite the pervasiveness of diabetes, there are currently no dialysis machines in public hospitals and the only place where Belizeans can get treated without having to leave the country is at BHPL, a private hospital.

Director of Health Services, Dr. Michael Pitts, told Amandala in a conversation tonight that he only learned today of a new case of a 34-year-old mother who needs dialysis. Pitts restated his commitment to the WORTH program, of which an update is expected at a Ministry of Health press conference tomorrow evening, Tuesday.

(Author’s Note: The Ministry of Health separates violent deaths (for which they are not certain if the injury was purposely afflicted) from clear homicides or deaths purposefully caused; therefore, the discrepancy in numbers.)

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a condition that arises when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin, or when the body cannot effectively use the insulin produced. Insulin is a hormone that is produced in the pancreas, to regulate the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood.

Symptoms of Diabetes
· Increased thirst
· Frequent urination
· Blurred vision
· Feeling tired most of the time
· Losing weight
· Having sores and cuts that are slow to heal
· Numbness and tingling in hands and feet
· Frequent infection (urinary tract and vaginal infections, boils, etc).
Manage Your Diabetes
· Exercise regularly
· Eat a healthy diet
· Wear appropriate shoes
· Take medication, prescribed by your doctor
· If overweight, lose weight
· Monitor blood sugar
Risk for Diabetes
· Family history
· Overweight
· Physical inactivity
· Smoking
· History of gestational diabetes
· Belonging to a high risk or ethnic group

(Summary information courtesy Belize Diabetes Association)

Monday, October 19, 2009

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Herbs are considered food for the body from natural sources like the earth, sea and minerals. They are valuable sources of natural kinds of medicine and vitamins. Herbs have been used as man’s medicine and food for thousands of years. They are not primitive substitute for modern drugs. In fact, they do not work like chemical drugs at all. Herbs are nature’s remedies and have been put here by an all-wise Creator. There is an herb for every disease that a human can be afflicted with. The use of herbs is the oldest medical science. Herbs feed, regulate and cleanse the body naturally. Herbs act on the blood, metabolism and all life processes, including the nervous system, thus they are capable of bringing the body into harmony and health.

My Story

I am a Herb Specialist and I sell products by Nature's Sunshine. I am sharing my testimonial here. Also, I am sharing information about some of the products.

I just wanted you to know that my vision of online entrepreneurship is coming to fruition. I have created the first of three or so websites that will be linked to each other.

The website is

My site has Nature’s Sunshine Products from A to Z and Weekly Specials. The specials change weekly so be sure to keep coming back.

If you have any questions about the products, you can contact me. I’m here to help. Nature’s Sunshine has really helped improve my health and well-being. I’m sure you will see results just like me. I am certified and have the knowledge to help you select the best products for you.

My testimonial is that four or so years ago I had a number of medical concerns. As a result, I was taking a lot of medications. I had high blood pressure, seasonal allergies, asthma, sleep apnea, acid reflux and on and on. I was taking allergy shots weekly. This I did for about five years. I also took an allergy pill, Claritin, daily. Then I took Nexium daily for acid reflux. My new health insurance company also refused to pay for Nexium, which I had been taking for about five years. They wanted me to take an over the counter acid reducer instead. After fighting with the insurance company I gave up and just took other medications with limited relief. I also took hydrochlorothiazide daily for high blood pressure. I was taking a number of medications and I would say became an expert on meds. In addition, I was put on C-PAP machine for sleep apnea.

I first started by going on a weight loss program. I went on Isagenix and I lost 35 lbs. Eighteen months ago my sister took me to see an herbalist/Natural Doctor, Val Spirlin, in LA at Healthe-U. I was given an exam and some Nature’s Sunshine herbs were prescribed. Within three months I was off all my meds. I no longer take any medication. I am grateful to God that I no longer take drugs.

I must add that when we take medications that our medical expense is high due to high premiums and copayment fees. Medicines are expensive and they don’t necessarily heal you. I believe they give you relief but at times don’t cure.

Now I take Nature’s Sunshine ALJ for seasonal allergies. I rarely suffer from allergies. I take food enzymes for acid reflux and that break down foods. I also take stomach comfort for quick relief from heartburn. I take Nature’s Sunshine Blood Pressurex to support blood pressure maintenance and support healthy circulatory system. Please note that I am not a doctor so I am not saying that I or Nature’s Sunshine can heal your High Blood Pressure. But I highly recommend that you consult a Natural Doctor.

Finally I love Nature’s Sunshine Herbs because you even get a rebate check when you place your personal order. I encourage you to visit my website and to shop at Also, please share this testimonial with your family and friends.


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