How To Cure Ulcerative Colitis Naturally

by Niraj via TheRenegadePharmacist

This article is about how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally. In 2010 I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and after 1 year of being housebound and shitting blood 30-40 times a day, I thankfully discovered a natural way to cure it.

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I have been mostly symptom free for the last 7 years, however sometimes I have had a very slight flare up if I went through a period of intense emotional stress (breaking up with longterm girlfriend) or if I stopped following my protocol and go back to my old ‘bad ways’ (drinking too much alcohol). So according to this Oxford English dictionary definition I can safely say I am cured.

If you are someone who is suffering from ulcerative colitis right now and want to learn how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally without being dependent on medications long term, then you are in the right place.

In this article you will learn:

  1. What really causes ulcerative colitis.
  2. The big problem with the current conventional treatment for ulcerative colitis.
  3. How to cure ulcerative colitis naturally using my ‘Renegade gut protocol’
  4. How to prevent ulcerative colitis and other inflammatory bowel diseases naturally.

What Really Causes Ulcerative Colitis?

From my years of experience of having helped hundreds of people treat ulcerative colitis without being dependent on long term medications, I feel I have gained a good understanding of what causes ulcerative colitis, and how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally.

Most doctors will not question the conventional and somewhat vague medical reason, which I was told was ‘an autoimmune disease with no known cause’.

I asked my gastrointestinal consultant if she knew how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally, whether chronic stress was a cause, as I was in a very stressful career and I asked whether my diet that was high in gluten may be a trigger factor?

She said there was no proof for this and basically told me to shut up and keep taking the pills as they were the only approved treatment. I really wanted to know the true cause because with this knowledge I would then be able to figure out how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally, without being dependent on the medications that were making me feel much worse!

From deep personal introspection and by going back to my own ‘feeling’ for what causes ulcerative colitis in myself, I believe the main causes for most people are:

  1. Fear and the resulting chronic stress manifested as disease: The first time I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, I was working in the head office of one of the largest corporations in the world. I was promoted out of my community pharmacy job because I was very good at getting patients off long term medications and I had came up with a system based on my success to deliver vital health information to their customers through a ‘healthy shopping list system’. This idea was deemed ‘too renegade’ by the management and it was eventually abandoned. I had worked really hard to escape my mind numbing job as a pharmacist and now I was facing having to go back to that cubicle robot like existence one more. The overwhelming stress hit me like a lightening bolt and that manifested as ulcerative colitis.
  2. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian science of medicine that explains how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally using a system that focuses on fixing the root cause of disease. According to Ayurveda most chronic diseases are caused by a spiritual disturbance meaning that your soul has gone off its natural alignment and so disease occurs as a result. Your body will give clear warning signs before this happens so that you can treat them before they turn into a full blown disease. This feeling out of alignment could be due to an unconscious or conscious feeling that you are in a hostile negative environment (many peoples careers in the corporate world) or it may be that you are a highly creative person doing a mundane robotic job. Or it could be the fact you remain in a loveless relationship where you may be abused or bullied. If you neglect your health, ignore your own senses of what you intuitively feel to be right and wrong for you, and live out of your own natural rhythm, your body will eventually tell you to sort it out! The manifested disease will affect the organs that are weakest in your body according to your body and energy type. In my case it was the colon. In others it may manifest as heart disease or even cancer.
  3. Genetically you may be prone to ulcerative colitis as it may run in your family. However many people who have relatives with ulcerative colitis do not get ulcerative colitis and vice versa.
  4. Bad lifestyle choices, such as a highly refined diet full of factory made foods and consuming lots of alcohol (usually the result of chronic stress, fear, depression and just following the status quo) disrupts the gut microbiome which is a major component of the immune system of your gut. This leads to chronic inflammation and disease. Large doses of antibiotics can also disrupt the gut microbiome.
  5. Chronic stress and bad lifestyle choices affect the production of serotonin leading to low moods and depression. Majority of serotonin is produced in the gut and it is involved with the healthy functioning of your bowels.

The Big Problem With The Current Conventional Treatment For Ulcerative Colitis

Current conventional treatment does not focus on any of the causes and only targets symptoms.

Doctors do not believe that chronic stress and emotional imbalances could be a factor in triggering the disease. They also do not believe diet or lifestyle choices could be a cause. This is changing slowly however as more research proves otherwise. Most of the current medications for ulcerative colitis lead to negative side effects, especially the use of steroids long term. Surgery still does not solve the problem because if the causes are still present, disease will manifest in other areas of the body.

Do You Have A Depressed ‘Gut’?

Your gut is actually where the majority of serotonin is produced in your body, and lower than normal levels of serotonin is linked to depression.

Is this the mechanism for why inflammatory bowel diseases such as ulcerative colitis are often triggered by periods of emotional stress?

An article from Scientific American states, the enteric nervous system uses more than 30 neurotransmitters, just like the brain, and in fact 95 percent of the body’s serotonin is found in the bowels. Because antidepressant medications called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase serotonin levels, it’s little wonder that meds meant to cause chemical changes in the mind often provoke GI issues as a side effect.

Irritable bowel syndrome which afflicts more than two million Americans also arises in part from too much or too little serotonin in our entrails, and could perhaps be regarded as a “mental illness” of the second brain.

The G.I society, an online publication reports: Scientific evidence strongly suggests that serotonin is one of the most important signalling molecules involved in the peristaltic reflex and that alterations in serotonin signalling may be responsible for IBS symptoms. Ninety-five percent of the serotonin found in the body resides in the gut.

In recent years, the discovery of new therapeutic targets capable of regulating serotonin levels and activity has made the pipeline for IBS very promising. By blocking or stimulating serotonin receptors in the gut, it is possible to treat abnormal bowel action in those afflicted with IBS.

One of these discovered by sheer accident is the anti-depressant, Tianeptine…

Tianeptine – The Little Known Anti-depressant That Does Wonder’s For Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

First marketed for depression in France in 1989, tianeptine is an approved antidepressant in more than 60 countries. The United States is not one of them.

Tianeptine is sold under the trade names Stablon, Coaxil, and others.

Tianeptine works differently in the brain to most antidepressants in the fact it acts on the mu opioid receptor, the target of morphine and oxycodone.

Jonathan Javitch, a study co-author and chief of molecular therapeutics at Columbia University states “This is the only current antidepressant that works through this mechanism.”

Irritable bowel syndrome is a common early symptom that sufferers of ulcerative colitis may get several years before they get the full blown autoimmune disease. I personally had symptoms that could clearly be described as irritable bowel.

However there is an all natural equivalent to Tianeptine that has a far wider range of positive health benefits with a history of thousands of years of traditional use as a plant medicine.


Kratom has been safely used in Thailand and Indonesia as a traditional remedy for stomach aches and diarrhoea for thousands of years.

Kratom has both opioid and psychostimulant-like subjective effects through its active ingredient, mitragynine that can act on the mu (μ), kappa (κ), and delta (δ) opioid receptors. However it is structurally different from morphine and other components from the opioid family.

Kratom is an herb with a natural tendency to slow the movement of food through our digestive tract. The mechanism may be linked to its activity on serotonin and opioid receptors. It can greatly relieve the urgency of bowel movements that ulcerative colitis sufferers have, meaning they can get back to normal social lives without fear of embarrassment of soiling their pants! Something I personally have been extremely familiar with in the past.

Read more about Kratom as a therapeutic plant medicine for inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis here

How To Cure Ulcerative Colitis Naturally Using My ‘Renegade Gut Protocol’

 5 major components of the new and revised Renegade Gut Protocol are:

  1. Correct fuel (natural organic diet rich in essential oils, nutrients, proteins, and free from processed foods, gluten, sugar, alcohol)
  2. Good bacteria (probiotics)
  3. Heal leaky gut (colostrum)
  4. Treat gut ‘depression’ (kratom)
  5. Mindset/Stress Management

Follow these easy steps on how cure ulcerative colitis naturally:

  1. For the next 30 days eliminate all sugar, processed foods and gluten products from your diet completely. Eat a diet rich in essential fats and oils, nutrients and high quality protein, that is very low in starchy carbs. The specific carbohydrate diet, paleo or ketogenic diet are ways to follow this.
  2. Each morning on waking drink 4 cups of water (pure mineral water), 2 sachets of VSL3 and do not consume any solid foods for the next 1-2hrs. This helps rehydrate the body and soothe your digestive system.
  3. After 30mins – 1hr take two big tablespoons of colostrum. Allow it to absorb into your gums for 10-15 minutes, then swallow with water.
  4. For diet: follow the ketogenic, paleo or the specific carbohydrate diet depending on your preference. This is very low carb, moderate protein and high healthy fats and essential oils. Bone broth can be very beneficial for people with leaky gut and inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis.
  5. Use this smoothie recipe as a meal replacement: Renegade Smoothie
  6. Ensure you have high intake of essential oils. Options: 1) coconut oil. 2) Flaxseed or fish oil caps. 3) Hemp seed oil.
  7. Take a tablespoon of ayurvedic ghee daily.
  8. Make sure food is cooked with Ayurvedic Ghee or Coconut oil.
  9. Follow The Renegade Kratom Protocol here
  10. Do the extended exhalation exercise (pranayam), the aum meditation, and Bliss Breath for at least 5 minutes a day.
  11. Follow my sauna detox protocol (however do not use niacin until you are remission as it can irritate the gut lining)
  12. Take up yoga, meditation and relaxing music/sound therapy if possible to dramatically reduce the affects of stress.
  13. Take ashwaghanda, turmeric and any other stress relieving formulas or herbs.
  14. Use the time off work to focus on your passions or to find a new job that is less stress.
  15. Learn or focus doing creative arts and hobbies that you are passionate about and make you feel good.

I cannot guarantee this will help you, but it has helped me and many other people who have followed my advice fully 🙂



Do NOT, and I repeat DO NOT!! Focus on the negative stories on this forum or elsewhere, because if you do, that negative vibe will imprint on your mind, you will lose hope and get more stressed, which makes the condition worse.

Instead please seek out positive success stories and listen to people who got well like myself (sometimes your doctor can be your worse enemy as sadly their education is biased towards medication, and many do not continue doing research outside of work, as they are so overwhelmed with their day to day work, so they never learn about new more effective methods.

If you feel your doctor is being overly negative about trying holistic things, please send them my way, or get a second opinion. I am a qualified pharmacist and so know exactly how to handle them 🙂


If you are looking for extra help on how to cure ulcerative colitis naturally then please contact me via our support system.


Niraj aka The Renegade Pharmacist x

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When cows are raised naturally, cattle production becomes environmentally friendly and sustainable, producing a healthier product

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Cattle farming has found itself on the receiving end of lots of criticism over the years, and much of it is justified. In many ways, cattle production is linked with problems like water pollution, overgrazing and general unsustainability. However, by raising cows naturally, cattle production can actually be not only environmentally friendly but also sustainable. Best of all, the end product is better for your health.

This is the finding of a new study by scientists from Michigan State University that was published in the Agricultural Systems journal. After evaluating adaptive multi-paddock (AMP) grass-fed operations and grain-fed, feedlot ones, they concluded that AMP grazing has the potential to offset greenhouse gas emissions, while the end phase of beef production can actually be a net carbon sink. They reached their conclusion by reviewing past studies and carrying out new research over the course of four years at their Lake Station AgBioResearch Center using herds of more than 200 steers.

They looked at statistics from the finishing phase, including daily weight gain and carcass weight, and compared it to the carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide from fermentation and digestion, feed production, farm energy use and manure storage. They also assessed the carbon losses that arose from soil erosion.

With AMP grazing, cattle can graze in high-density areas before allowing for plant recovery, creating a deeper and healthier root system while building organic matter in soil that can absorb available moisture. They did find that the feedlot model was more productive, however, which is why it seems to be the preferred method for profit-minded cattle farmers.

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Grass-fed beef is more nutritious than grain-fed beef

Grass-fed beef is a far healthier food than the grain-fed varieties. It contains conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, a type of fatty acid that has many benefits for your health. It helps you maintain low body fat levels and conserve muscle tissue, improving body composition. It’s believed that grass-fed cows can have as much as five times the amount of CLA that grain-fed cows offer.

Grass-fed animals also contain higher amounts of omega-3 than those that are fed grain. In fact, 60 percent of grass’s fat content is made up of omega 3. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Lipidology found that consuming foods that are rich in omega 3 can reduce your risk of death by as much as 33 percent. They’ve also been shown to help prevent anxiety and depression, promote brain growth in infants, boost eye health, support skin health, and fight the chronic inflammation that can contribute to problems like cancer and heart disease. You can only get omega 3s from your diet because your body doesn’t produce them, and many people overlook grass-fed beef as a source of this powerhouse nutrient.

Contrast this to factory-farmed beef with its antibiotics and growth hormones, and the best way to go is clear. It’s the practices used to raise them that give beef a bad name; the organic, grass-fed varieties can actually be very nutritious while also being far more environmentally-friendly.

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Off-grid medicine: Treating a burn at home, naturally

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Burns are generally easy to treat – if you’re dealing with a mild or moderate type. Medical attention isn’t always readily available, so home remedies are the next best thing. And one of the most common home remedies is essential oil.

Many people choose certain essential oils to relieve pain and inflammation caused by burns. Keep in mind that there are different levels of burns and home remedies are not advisable for severe burns. (h/t to

It’s important to understand what degree of burn you’re dealing with to determine the type of treatment it will need, or if it’s best to let a medical professional handle it. A first-degree burn is the mildest type of burn affecting the outer layer of skin called epidermis. First degree burns such as a sunburn may cause pain and redness, but it isn’t life-threatening and can be handled by home remedies such as the ones you will see below.

A second-degree burn affects both the epidermis and the underlying layer called dermis, which can lead to blisters and are much more painful than first-degree burns. These burns can also be treated with home remedies, but it is advisable to seek medical help after using the natural treatments.

Meanwhile, a third-degree burn is the most severe type of burn and requires urgent medical attention. The injury goes so deep into the skin, it can damage the deepest skin layers, as well as blood vessels, glands, nerves, fat, muscle or bone, and even pain receptors.

Once you have determined the level of burn, you can now turn to your natural remedies for some quick and easy fix to the burn area (again, only applicable to mild and moderate burns).

  1. Lavender oil – This oil is used all over the world as a go-to remedy for burns due to its abilities to reduce swelling, clean cuts, and burns, reduce pain and promote relaxation.  Mix 10 drops with a carrier oil like aloe vera (mix ration 1:1) and apply to the burn area. Cover with gauze.
  2. Neroli oil – Neroli is great for healing both old and new scars caused by burns. This oil is known for its ability to regenerate skin cells and improve the elasticity of the skin, as well as reduce inflammation and pain. Mix 10 drops with one ounce of rosehip oil, and apply topically twice a day.
  3. Helichrysum oil – Helichrysum oil works best on burns that have gone beyond the skin surface. It has powerful cell-regeneration properties and can greatly reduce pain. Mix this oil with a carrier oil such as sunflower oil, and apply to the wound, twice daily. Cover with gauze if necessary and avoid cotton wool.
  4. Peppermint oil – Peppermint oil is widely used as a home remedy for burns caused by exposure to or contact with hot steam and scalding ovens and stoves. The oil’s menthol cooling effects help soothe pain and heal the burns quickly. Mix three drops with a carrier oil like aloe vera (mix ratio 1:1) and apply to the burn area.
  5. Frankincense – This essential oil is made up of strong anti-inflammatory properties that protect skin cells. Frankincense helps skin appear younger, heals wounds and reduces the appearance of scars, as well as an effective pain reliever. Mix five drops with a carrier oil (aloe vera) and apply to burn area after it has been cleaned. Apply regularly to help skin cell regeneration and reduce scarring.
  6. Tea tree oil – Among the many uses and benefits of tea tree oil is pain relief from burn injuries. Also known as melaleuca, tea tree essential oil is considered a powerful substance for soothing many types of pain. Moreover, its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties make it one of the best options for preventing infection. Mix three drops with a carrier oil such as sunflower oil (or lavender, neroli and helichrysum oils for a powerful natural burn remedy). Once the burn is clean, apply to the affected area and maintain a regular routine.
  7. Geranium oil – This oil is best applied to a burn immediately, as it works quickly to reduce the swelling and inflammation and promotes healing right away. Its potent antiseptic compounds make it brilliant for cleaning wounds and reducing the risk of infection. Mix three drops with three drops of a carrier oil (aloe vera) and rub onto the affected area. Apply regularly and keep the area covered with a gauze to prevent infection.
  8. Petitgrain oil  – This oil is derived from the bitter orange tree and is known to promote skin healing. Sharing similar properties to neroli oil, petitgrain also works well with scarring. For a potent skin regenerative oil, mix three drops of petitgrain with three drops of neroli oil and three drops of carrier oil (aloe vera). Apply to burn regularly (once or twice daily) until the scar is healed.
  9. Calendula oil – This oil is derived from the Marigold flower, and is known to effectively reduce swelling, as well as speed up the healing process of burns. Mix four drops of this essential oil with a carrier oil (sunflower) and rub onto the burn. Cover with gauze.

Note that these essential oils need to be diluted in carrier oils, as these potent substances can burn the skin in their pure form.

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Relieve stress naturally with these scientifically proven supplements

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Stress can maim, even kill. People who work under tremendous pressure get sick more often. They’re human time bombs waiting to explode.

On the other hand, people who don’t let stress overwhelm them are resilient and upbeat. Their immune system is stronger, so they can fight disease better. They perform better at work and in school. They have energy to enjoy life on their own or with their loved ones.

Thankfully, Mother Nature can help. Here are  nature’s top stress-busters. (h/t to

  1. Magnesium — Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine warns that a tight, irritable, cramp and stiff feeling are signs of magnesium deficiency. So it’s important to have an ample amount of magnesium in the body. Magnesium resides mainly in bones, muscles and brain. It’s the cell’s powerhouse, enabling it to produce over 300 biochemical chemicals in the body, relax nerves and muscles, maintain a healthy immune system, keep the heart beating steadily, and the bones strong. Magnesium is found in avocados, Brazil nuts, brown rice, cashews, dark leafy greens, oily fish, and raw cacao.
  2. L-Theanine — This  amino acid has the effect of a lemon balm.  It soothes your nerves. A study by Netherlands’ Unilever Food and Health Research Institute shows that L-theanine “has a significant effect on the general state of  mental alertness or arousal.” The study also showed that 50mg of L-theanine leads to a rise in alpha brain activity.  Meanwhile, clinical trials at the Cleveland Clinic show that L-theanine increased alpha wavelength and promoted attentiveness, relaxation, and creativity. L-theanine is found in the tea plant Camellia sinensis. This is why sipping a hot cup of green or black tea calms your nerves and makes you less jumpy. You learn to focus on the work at hand.
  3. Vitamin B12 —  The National Institute of Health reports that vitamin B12 promotes the formation of red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout the body, manage normal neurological functions, and maintain DNA synthesis which are the keys in fighting disease. It heightens  alertness, sharpens memory and concentration, and relieves stress. You’ll find B12 in seafood like clams, trout, salmon and tuna. B12 is also present in  other animal products: grass-fed beef, organic milk and yogurt, and organic eggs and poultry. Other sources of B12 are coconut milk, cereals and nutritional yeast.
  4. Probiotics —  Depression and anxiety —  companions of stress — lead to poor mental health and destroy resilience.  An unhealthy gut flora worsens things by leading to anxiety and depression. That’s why a healthy gut is essential to mental health and increased resilience amidst stress. One way to achieve this is by having an ample supply of Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria. Researchers at Ireland’s University College Cork found that Lactobacillus rhamnosus bacteria in the brain ease stress-related problems like anxiety and depression.
  5. Potassium — This mineral lowers blood pressure and promotes maximum muscle function.  Researchers from Australia’s Deakin University concluded that a low-sodium, high-potassium diet lifts the spirits and fights depression and tension.  Leafy greens, especially beet greens and spinach are rich in potassium. Other sources are bananas, avocados and sweet potatoes.
  6. Ashwagandha —  This herb is popular for relieving stress, fighting inflammation, and promoting energy and stamina. A control trial at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine supports the benefits of ashwagandha. Researchers administered different breathing techniques and 300 mg of ashwagandha to a Neuropathic Care (NC) group. A second group got psychological intervention.  The trial took eight to 12 weeks. The ashwagandha group experienced less fatigue, more vitality, concentration, better mental health and quality of life.
  7. Valerian root — This ancient herb is a good weapon against sleeplessness. University of Maryland Medical Center scientists state that  the valerian raises the percentage of the chemical gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.  GABA controls nerve cells, calming the mind and reducing anxiety.

Stress may be an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to succumb to its claws. Read more articles on how you can naturally fight stress at

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14 Foods That Naturally Remove Toxins From Your Body

Eliminating or removing toxins from the body is an important thing to do to maintain your body to stay healthy. The body is often conceded toxins as a result of an unhealthy lifestyle or unhealthy food consumed. Moreover, it is not possible, toxins also often enters the body through bad habits such as alcohol consumption and smoking habits.

These toxic substances can damage the soft organs in the body if left unchecked like this. In addition, the toxin can weaken the immune system at risk. By removing the toxic will make the body become fresher and healthier as well as the immune system will be stronger.

Here are top 5 that you can do to remove toxins from the body naturally

1. Avoid Processed Food Consumption

Fruits, vegetables, lean meats along with whole grains that are not processed should be the food you consume. These foods help the body recover from the situation substances in the body that is carried by the junk food you consume. By avoiding processed foods is tantamount to cutting your excess fat, potassium and sugar content as well as materials such as fructose syrup. Food tdak through the process will cleanse your body and make you feel more awake and alert.

2. Green Tea Consumption

Green tea contains antioxidants that are so high that help speed up and facilitate the body’s metabolism. In addition, green tea is also able to effectively hydrate the body and can help prevent diseases such as flu. To that end, rather than soft drinks or consume unhealthy beverages, better switch than now to diligently consume green tea.

3. Sweating

Everyone probably already knows if the sport is healthy for the body, it’s just probably not many know if that intense exercise can issue the toxins from the body. With exercise, the body will sweat, sweat, here’s some of the harmful toxins in the body will be excreted through your skin. Therefore, from now on there is no more excuse for not exercising and sweat toxins from the body that can be removed.

4. Enough of Water Consumption

Water can flush unwanted toxins by the body. By saving a lot of water content in the body, you will speed up the process of excretion of toxins from the body. In addition, it is also able to provide other benefits, such as the skin better and slimmer waist.

5. Stop Smoking Habits and Alcohol Consumption

Stopping a habit that has been ingrained for a long time is not an easy matter. But to get a healthy body it will be an expensive fee to a better body without toxins is what you get. Smoking and alcohol consumption can worsen the performance of the heart and lungs contaminated hazardous substances from cigarettes. For that, you should immediately reduce and stop this bad habit, so that a healthy body is what you get.

14 foods that naturally Remove toxins from body

  1. Cucumber: on average around 95% water, this veggie helps flush out toxins and alkalize the body while delivering a powerful nutrient punch.
  2. Garlic: stimulates the liver to encourage production of detoxification enzymes.
  3. Broccoli: delivers a large dose of vitamins while neutralizing and eliminating toxins.
  4. Lentils: extremely fiber-rich (1 cup cooked has 62.5% of your RDA!), lentils aids in toxin elimination, lower cholesterol, and balance blood sugar.
  5. Turnip greens: loaded with antioxidants and sulfur-containing nutrients (Without sulfur, the body cannot properly detoxify substances such as pharmaceuticals, environmental toxins and heavy metals), turnip greens also contain phytonutrients called glucosinolates that help activate and regulate detoxification enzymes.
  6. Sunflower seeds: these little slivers of sunshine are not only high selenium and Vitamin E, but also assist liver’s detoxing capabilities and prevent cholesterol build up in the blood and arteries. Be sure to choose  organic as their high fat and oil allows them to easily soak up chemicals used in the production process.
  7. Walnuts: infuse the body with healthy omega-3 oils to assist detoxification.
  8. Turmeric: stimulates liver function. (Also a great addition to your diet for all-around health).
  9. Red pepper: when it comes to cleansing, vitamin C is one of the cream of the vitamin crop because it transforms toxins into digestible material. One red pepper contains about 3 times more vitamin C than an orange.
  10. Citrus fruits.
  11. Grapefruit: a class of its own, grapefruit lowers cholesterol, prevents kidney stones and aids the digestive system, which set it apart from the other citrus fruits.
  12. Watercress: keeps free radicals away from cells, energizes cleaning enzymes in the liver and is a natural diuretic.
  13. Mung beans: used by Ayurvedic doctors for thousands of years, this easily digestible bean absorbs toxic residue from the intestinal walls.
  14. Artichokes: chock-full of cynarin, which increases bile production and promotes healthy digestion.



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Clean your house naturally with ‘The Modern Organic Home’

Using just a few key ingredients, this book can teach you how to scour everything from dirty ovens to leather boots to ceiling fans.

The Internet abounds with recipes for homemade cleaning products, but sometimes it’s nice just to have everything in one place. A new book called The Modern Organic Home: Recipes and Tips for Cleaning and Detoxing Your Home is what every green housekeeper should have. Written by Natalie Wise, who must have one heck of a spotless house, the book is a treasure-trove of cleaning recipes.

Wise’s eco-friendly cleaning journey began when she had allergic reactions to many conventional cleaners. That’s when she discovered how many of them contain toxic ingredients. After switching to green cleaners, she grew frustrated with how ineffective they were, and how she often had to “clean up after the cleaning products.”

Eventually, in an effort to cut down on costs, Wise began making her own cleaning products. That’s when she discovered that thorough cleaning really only requires a few basic ingredients: white vinegar, baking soda, and castile soap to start. In the introduction, Wise writes:

“Making my own cleaning products invested me in the cleaning process. It invested me in the health of my own home and self. I’ll be honest my interest was also partly monetary and partly, well, vain. A bottle of the standard tub-cleaning solution is nearly $6 these days, with the commercial organic version more than that. With an initial investment, you can keep your home clean for very little. Traditional chemical cleaners come in garish containers with warning labels all over them. I prefer a small tote full of natural ingredients in glass bottles and shakers, which looks clean and calm.”

The book is divided into chapters for each room of the house. Each chapter includes recommended steps for purging, cleaning, and organizing (a lite version of the decluttering, minimalist books I’ve reviewed before), followed by room-specific recipes.

As expected, DIY recipes tend to be repetitive because they contain many of the same ingredients, just in different quantities depending on what their job is. There are all the usual all-purpose countertop cleaners, microwave and oven cleaners, glass cleaner, scummy sink and shower scrubbers, and toilet bowl cleaner.

But Wise goes above and beyond with a bunch of unexpected recipes. Have you ever wondered how to revive wooden spoons? Try her “Wonder Wax”! Or restore copper pots’ shininess with ketchup, of all things. Use aluminium foil to get rust off bathroom faucets and make a refrigerator shiny again with a dash of olive oil.

She gives detailed cleaning instructions for random household objects, such as kids’ icky lunch bags, backpacks, running shoes, and stuffed animals. Readers will learn how to clean everything from computer screens to lampshades to makeup brushes. There’s an entire section on removing stains of all kinds. In other words, when this book says it’s about the entire Modern Organic Home, it really is.

Perhaps the best thing about Wise’s book is that it’s inspiring. It has certainly infected me with the spring cleaning bug and makes me want to get to work immediately.

The Modern Organic Home: Recipes and Tips for Cleaning and Detoxing Your Home (Skyhorse, 2018) is available on Amazon, $16

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Menopause remedies designed to balance your hormones and help you lose weight naturally

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Of all the discomforts that can accompany menopause – including insomnia, mood changes and hot flashes – the most frustrating of all may be unintended weight gain. The fact is: the lifestyle choices women successfully used to maintain healthy weight in their 20s and 30s may begin to fail in menopause.

According to nationally recognized metabolism expert, Dr. Jade Teta, natural solutions do exist – and they involve a complete change in attitude toward diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits.

Don’t let menopause get you down or control your life. On the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour, Jonathan Landsman and integrative physician Dr. Jade Teta discuss the in-depth science behind menopausal changes – and offer practical tools to change your body and optimize your health. If you are struggling with menopausal distress and weight gain, you won’t want to miss this (vitally important) show.

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Metabolic fatigue and hormonal imbalances fuel the problems linked to menopause

According to Dr. Teta, there is a profound difference in the way women 40 and over respond to diet and exercise, as compared to women in their 20s and 30s. In other words, a “low-calorie” diet is often not enough. In order for weight loss to occur, calories must not only be reduced – but, hormones (particularly insulin and cortisol) must be balanced.

“Insulin and cortisol,” notes Dr. Teta, “are a bad hormonal combination for fat loss.”

Dr. Teta notes that estrogen is an insulin-sensitizing hormone that helps to control the negative effects of cortisol – a “stress” hormone with fat-storing effects. Progesterone can work together with estrogen in controlling this negative impact.

However, levels of estrogen and progesterone recede at menopause, causing the metabolism to slow down and the body to become more stress reactive – and more sensitive to carbohydrates.

To learn more about the best foods and lifestyle habits – while going through menopause – join us for the next NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour with Jonathan Landsman and Dr. Jade Teta.

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The metabolic fix involves making intelligent changes to diet, exercise and other lifestyle habits

Dr. Teta advises using an “insulin-centric” approach rather than a caloric approach. This involves controlling not only refined sugars, but all foods that have potential insulin-promoting effects – even if these foods are regarded as “healthy.”

These insulin-promoting foods include whole grain breads, sweet fruits and dairy foods. While nothing is particularly wrong with these foods, Dr. Teta reports that they may work against you in menopause – even if they formed a central part of your diet in younger, leaner days.

The answer is to reduce consumption of these foods – while increasing intake of low-starch vegetables, low-sugar fruits (such as berries, apples and pears) and healthy amounts of high-protein foods, such as ethically-raised (chemical free) chicken and wild-caught fish.

Because long-duration exercises can exacerbate the negative effects of cortisol, Dr. Teta advises short – but intense – exercise sessions for menopausal women. It is also important to balance intense training with moderate training – and alternate both with periods of rest and recovery.

In addition to balancing hormones, eating the correct diet and getting proper exercise, Dr. Teta might advise managing menopause with the use of natural supplements and a detailed program to improve the quality of your sleep. (so important)

If you know anyone suffering with the natural process of menopause – tell them to join us for this informative program.

Find out how to lose weight and balance your hormones – even during menopause – Sun. Feb. 11

This week’s guest: Dr. Jade Teta, an expert on metabolic issues and natural health

Dr. Jade Teta, integrative physician, author and fitness expert, completed his undergraduate training at North Carolina State and received his doctorate in naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. The founder of Metabolic Effect, an online health and fitness company, Dr. Teta is the author of the books “Metabolic Effect Diet” and “Metabolic Aftershock,” and has contributed exercise and sports chapters to “The Textbook of Natural Medicine.”

Dr. Teta writes a monthly column for the international alternative medical journal The Townsend Letter, and has been a contributing expert on Lifetime TV and Fox News. Dr. Teta has spent the last 25 years immersed in the study of strength and conditioning, hormonal metabolism and the psychology of change and success – and seeks to transforms lives through mind, muscle and metabolism.

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Take these steps to help protect yourself and your family from the flu this and every year — NATURALLY

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Long-time readers of Natural News know that our founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, has absolutely no use for most vaccines, and especially “flu shots.”

“The flu shot is a fraud,” he wrote in a January 2015 article, one of many he’s written on the subject. “But it’s a fraud so deeply embedded in the delusional pro-vaccine culture of the pharma-controlled medical industry that even well-meaning doctors and pharmacists (who are otherwise very intelligent) fail to realize that flu shots don’t work.

“In fact,” he continued, “flu shot vaccine inserts openly admit there is no scientific evidence demonstrating flu shots work.”

He further notes that is probably a big reason why so many people who get flu shots every year still get the flu.

We’ve even documented that so-called “preservative-free” flu vaccines still contain deadly toxins.

The good news is there are several all-natural ways to help defend yourself against the flu, which, by the way, has spread rapidly this year to at least 36 states. They are:

— Wash your hands. This is probably the No. 1 tip of all, as it is the very best way to prevent the spread of flu and other associated respiratory infections. In order to kill the flu virus, you need to scrub your hands thoroughly in warm water with soap for about 20 seconds. Don’t touch your mouth, nose or hands without washing first.

— Gut health: Healing your gut is key to prevent all disease, as 80 percent of your immune system is situated in your gut. Taking a proven, powerful, organic, multi-strain probiotic is a great way to maintain gut health, and will help you keep your levels of good gut bacteria high enough to battle infectious viruses.

— Lower alcohol, sugar: Lowering your intake of alcohol helps because even moderate consumption can suppress your central nervous system and, thus, your immune response. Cutting out sugars (which you should be doing anyway) will provide a boost to your immune system and make it easier for your body to fight off flu. Also, too much sugar and alcohol make you more susceptible to gun infections like candida and SIBO, both of which suppress your immune system and can cause leaky gut.

— Get rid of stressors: Lowering your levels of stress will go a long way towards reducing your chances of getting the flu this year (and every year). You may consider things like exercise, yoga, meditation, and other stress reduction and relaxation techniques. Here’s a great site for tips of all kinds.

— Sleep! Get some rest — no, really — like between seven and nine hours every night. A well-rested body is necessary for peak immune system response, and your body relies on sleep to recuperate from your daily exposure to toxins.

— Consider an immune-booster: Supplements containing immunoglobulins and protein will help give your immune system an added boost for flu season and beyond. Immune system optimizers like Colostrum, for instance, will boost IgA antibodies, or your body’s first line of defense. These are produced by immune cells in your (healthy) gut and can even deactivate harmful pathogens and toxins.

— Vitamin C and Turmeric supplementation can also boost your immunity and help you better stave off the flu bug. These are antioxidants and they are extremely important immune system boosters while helping your liver with its detoxification role. Curcumin gives turmeric its orange appearance but it is also a potent antioxidant that can assist with joint health as well, according to studies. Vitamin C is a known, potent antioxidant. (Related: 15 Reasons You Should Be Drinking Lemon Water Every Morning.)

Consider a Zinc supplement as well, and optimize your vitamin D intake too, as the latter is a powerful immune system modulator.

Flu shots are not the best answer to fighting off flu. Staving off flu viruses naturally not only works but these methods also keep your immune system in tip-top shape year round.

J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.

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How To Improve Your Eyesight Naturally – Designed By An Ophthalmologist Over 100 Years Ago

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As the dirty secrets behind Westernized medicine continue to be revealed (1, 2, and 3), more people are turning towards naturopathic and traditional Eastern medicine. Personally, I put high importance on my diet and use essential oils and other natural remedies regularly.

However, I wear eyeglasses and have never given any thought to alternative treatments for my near-sightedness. Glasses have the same Band-Aid effect that pharmaceuticals do; they’re a quick fix and don’t solve the underlying problem.

We get our eyes tested on a biennial basis and trust our optometrists to administer these tests and our corrective lenses. But I don’t extend the same trust to conventional medicine doctors that I used to, so why shouldn’t I go above and beyond what my optometrist suggests and do a little research of my own?

Many people claim to have naturally healed their eyesight through a combination of mental and physical exercises. Greg Marsh, a certified natural vision coach, maintains that perfect vision can be achieved by anyone, even those who wear prescription glasses. Marsh corrected his own eyesight using a technique called the Bates Method.

What is the Bates Method?

Dr. William H. Bates, a certified ophthalmologist, designed his method to naturally correct eyesight over 100 years ago. Norman Doidge, M.D. explains in his book The Brain’s Way of Healing that it was so effective that Bates was forced out of his position at the New York Post-Graduate Medical School and his teachings were banned in New York after optometrists lobbied politicians, stating that it threatened their business model. This isn’t surprising, since we have seen this happen numerous times in the healthcare industry (source).

How the Bates Method actually works:

You have 6 muscles on the outside of your eye and if they strain too much, your vision becomes impaired. A common misconception is that when you squint, your eyesight improves, but this actually increases strain and therefore worsens it. The backbone of the Bates Method rests on faith and meditation; if you’re confident your eyesight will improve and you relax your eyes enough to remove the strain, you can correct your vision.

The most popular exercise used in the Bates Method is referred to as “palming,” the act of placing your palms on your eyelids while they’re closed shut. Beforehand, you observe your surroundings, being mindful of the clarity of your vision.

Then, you apply your palms to your eyes and allow your entire body to enter into a state of relaxation (you can lay your forehead down if this helps). You use the free flow of energy between your hands and eyelids to send love and relaxation to your eyes. You may also envision your eyes forming a natural, round shape. When you’re ready to open your eyes, you will likely experience clearer vision than you had before the exercise, even if it’s only for a brief moment.

Another common exercise is called the Bates Long Swing, whereby you simply sway your body back and forth. This helps to relax the brain and affects your thought patterns, thus having an effect on your eyes as well. This encourages movement and reduces the tendency to stare, ultimately minimizing the strain on your eyes. (source)

Lastly, Bates suggested meditating on the colours blue and black, as this mimics the effect complete darkness has on the eyes. Bihar Munger, author of Yogic Management of Common Diseases, explains that closing the eyes and envisioning blue stimulates the third eye chakra. By opening the third eye you can in turn strengthen your eyesight, as this chakra can help you discover what’s causing your visual impairment in the first place.

How To Correct Your Vision According to Tibetan Monks

Another way to naturally correct your vision is by using the Tibetan eye chart. The philosophy behind Tibetan medicine is that all beings are connected to their surrounding environment. It is believed that ailments are caused by a combination of diet and physical health, personal relationships, and climate. The Tibetan eye chart was created by Tibetan Lama monks to strengthen the optic nerves and muscles to correct vision.

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How To Use The Tibetan Eye Chart

  1. Hang the chart on a wall or place it in front of you with the centre of the chart aligned with your nose. Then, touch the centre spot of the image with your nose.
  2. Without moving your head, allow your eyes to follow along the outer edges of each arm of the figure, including the dots, in a clockwise motion.
  3. Once finished, blink and relax your eyes.
  4. Repeat the exercise counterclockwise.
  5. Blink and relax eyes.
  6. Repeat as many times as desired.
  7. Once finished, completely relax the body and slow the breath. To aid in relaxing your eyes, engage in palming. Keep palms cupped around your eyes for at least 30 seconds (the longer, the better).
  8. Recommended to practice for a few minutes every morning and night.

How Vitamin A Can Improve Your Eyesight

Over the course of my childhood, my mother would constantly tell me to eat carrots to improve my eyesight. This is a common phrase heard in many households which actually has some truth to it. The body utilizes beta-carotene to make vitamin A, which helps our eyes convert light into a signal that’s transmitted to the brain, enabling us to see during poor lighting conditions.

Numerous studies have proven the correlation between increasing your intake of vitamin A and reducing your likelihood of poor vision. One study performed on pregnant women proved that by increasing your consumption of carrots, you could improve your night vision. If you have poor night vision or have difficulty seeing in general, try increasing your intake of vitamin A!

Eyesight is arguably the most important of the 5 senses because it represents the visual connection to our surrounding environment. Eyes have also been referred to as the gateway to the soul, which means they can be used as a tool to look beyond the physical world and into the spiritual. Perhaps if we have poor eyesight, this is merely the universe encouraging us to look within. Regardless of the cause of your visual impairment, I encourage you to set aside your glasses (and your reservations) and try one or more of these methods!

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Naturally Drain Your Lymph System, Boost Immune Function & Remove Toxins With One Simple Exercize

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Since its release in July of this year, the powerful documentary Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru has touched the lives of many and has reinvigorated much of the world’s interest in one of the world’s most infamous life and business coaches, Tony Robbins.

There are few that Tony isn’t a familiar face to, but since hitting Netflix, this documentary seems to have reaffirmed his preeminence in the self-improvement world. Since its release I have been astonished by the number of people from all walks of life who have spoken to me about how much they loved the film.

More surprising still, almost all of them have mentioned one unexpected takeaway amidst the dozens of powerful teachings that the documentary offers: the need to get a rebounder/mini trampoline.

What’s amazing is that a rebounder is never even directly addressed in the film; Tony is simply featured on one at several points in the film. To him, the rebounder is one of many tools he always uses to prepare himself for a seminar or live event.

Having been using one daily for some time now, I was curious to look into its “power” and share with all of you some of the many benefits incorporating one into your life can offer.

 1. Boosts Your Immune Function

A rebounder drastically boosts your immune function through its ability to encourage lymphatic drainage. For those who don’t know, the lymphatic system is responsible for transporting a fluid (called lymph) that flushes toxins from your body. Many consider it the first line of defence in combating illness and disease.

2. The Best Exercise?

According to NASA, bouncing on a rebounder is “the most efficient, effective form of exercise yet devised by man.” The reasoning? It is believed to be the only form of exercise capable of strengthening, toning, and detoxifying every cell in your body.

The same NASA study also revealed that it is far less strenuous on your feet, ankles, knees, and other joints than the much-loved and overused treadmill.

3. Improves Digestion

By encouraging lymphatic drainage, a rebounder also greatly impacts your body’s digestive system. Rebounding has been found to regulate internal muscle movement, helping with digestion and improving waste elimination.

4. Strengthens Your Skeletal System

It has long been known that weight bearing exercises increase bone mass. Rebounding is believed to be especially effective at this since it increases the weight supported by the skeletal system through the G-force of jumping.

5. Increases Energy by Better Circulating Oxygen Throughout Body

This is seemingly the benefit that motivates Tony Robbins’ use of a rebounder the most, as he consistently turns to it immediately prior to events that require high energy levels for an extended period of time. I personally love to start my days with some time on a rebounder in hopes of awakening that same energy for everything the day brings my way.

In addition to these amazing benefits, what makes rebounders even more incredible is how affordable they are, especially in comparison to other workout devices. They can be found on Amazon for well under $100, with the one I purchased, the Stamina 36-Inch Folding Trampoline, being substantially less.

As with anything health, exercise, or diet related, I always suggest that you check in with a trusted professional to see whether or not it is appropriate for you. If you receive the green light, get going on a rebounder as soon as possible to start harnessing its many benefits.

As I mentioned above, the documentary reinvigorated my love for the work of Tony Robbins and the potential it has to positively impact your life. I encourage you all to look into his work, including the book Awaken the Giant Within and the audio The Power to Shape Your Destiny: Seven Strategies for Massive Results, both of which I have gone through in recent months and absolutely love.

Do you struggle with anxiety? In early 2017, I will be launching an online course filled with all of the tools and techniques I used to conquer anxiety. Sign up to be one of the first to find out about the course’s release.


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