Musings from 20th Street – The Healing Benefits of Castor Oil
It is one of the simplest as well as oldest therapies available. It’s also one of the most effective, and for such a wide range of ailments that it begins to sound like science fiction.
Skin Brushing: The Easiest Way to Detox and Look Younger
One of the most wonderful things about our bodies is that its largest organ—the skin—is on its outside. We can, and do, automatically and continuously both nourish and detoxify our bodies through the skin. The ability of the skin to accept substances and deliver them to the bloodstream is well-known. The skin serves as a direct link to all the other organs. Contemporary physicians have revived the age-old practice of delivering medicine through the skin.
What You Need to Know About Cancer (and How it Relates to Steve Jobs and Burton Goldberg)
Steve Job’s death disturbed me greatly. Not only because I have both a Mac computer and an iPhone (I became a convert two years ago). But also because I had heard that he had tried alternative treatments for his cancer, and that they had failed. This fact seems to be as much a part of his legacy as his creation of products that changed our lives.
Two Deficiencies You Almost Certainly Have
If you crave chocolate (as I do), you may just like the taste (yummm – that deadly sugar we all like). Or, you may be pleasire-seeking, looking for the euphoric feeling that the mood-booasting chemical phenylenthyamine gives (which is, parentetically, the same biochemical that is produced when we are succumbing to the throes of love)…
Out in the Cold?
We got a lot of feedback from the last two Musings: (“In Defense of Sweating” and “In Defense of Shivering”). I have included in this Musings some of the emails I received [see side panel] showing how various readers have implemented the practice of using heat and cold for healing purposes.
Love Your Dogs And Cats
I almost lost my beloved Lilly (a 6 lb. poodle) several years back. After throwing up one day, she stopped eating and drinking. I was four vets later, $3000 into vet bills before I found out what I needed to do to save her life. Part of it was my discovery of the healing effect of low-level radiation, and irradiating her water (which was the only water she was willing to drink; this discovery and its importance for human healing is detailed in my book: Because People Are Dying). But just as significantly was my conversion of her to a completely raw food diet…
Benefits Of Love and Microbes (and how they’re related)
I have talked about the importance of microbes in a past Musings. The importance of microbes in every day life cannot be over-stated. Microbes live in every part of our bodies, in every crevice, and on every surface. There are more bacterial cells on our bodily surfaces-collectively amounting to 100 trillion cells-than there are human cells in the entire body.
Benefits Of Love and Microbes (and how they’re related)
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Chris Christie’s Decision (Not the One About Running for President)
My last Musings discussed Angelina Jolie’s (in my mind, ill-advised) decision to have a prophylactic double mastectomy. In this Musings, I stay with the celebrity theme, and question New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s February decision to have Lap-Band surgery to bring his weight down.
It has traditionally been thought that bariatric surgery works because of the diminished size of the stomach. The operation is performed on people who have lost the ability to control their own eating habits. The surgery makes decisions for them, imposing upon them eating habits that are radically different than those they were employing before the surgery: Smaller meals, more frequent meals, less junk and fried foods. (Sweets, for instance, in any volume, make many post-surgery patients sick.) Read more…
Tissue and Organ Cleansing A dramatic illustration of the importance of detoxification is the story of Selena. Selena reported that in just one month, she had lost 20 pounds. She lamented that every time she put any food in her … Continued
InSPArational Spa tips from Dr. Jane Goldberg.
Cleaning the skin: 1) Take a dry skin brush and brush up the front of the body and down the back. You will feel a warm glow as you help the body in sloughing off old cells and bring blood … Continued
Beautiful Better Best Breasts
The world is abuzz about Angelina’s recent decision to have both breasts removed — a double mastectomy. Angelina does not have cancer. She has the genetic marker(BRCA1 or BRCA2) for a specific form of breast cancer, thus, presumably, increasing her genetic predisposition for getting breast cancer at some point in her life. Angelina stated that she hopes “that other women will benefit” from her experience. Read more…
Benefits of Super-Enriched Oxygen Bath
When you enter La Casa, you may notice a particular fragrance in the air that seems familiar, but you can’t quite place it. This is the O3, also known as ozone, which we generate from an air purifier every evening after we close, … Continued
Chlorophyll builds the blood, and it’s the blood that sustains and builds your body. As you increase your consumption of chlorophyll from green foods and green drinks the quality and quantity of the red blood cells improve. This can be … Continued
It is unfortunate that American doctors have contended for decades that the number of bowel movements an individual has is unrelated to health. They have convinced most of us that they are correct. Most people think that they are not constipated … Continued
Calcium and Robert Rowan
Robert Rowan, M.D. talks about the countless times he’s been told by his patients that they have restricted their caloric intake, but just could not lose weight. It was clear to him that there are metabolic factors that enable one … Continued
What do we mean by acidification? Let’s look at how this all works. Like any machine, our body needs fuel in order operate. Unfortunately, the fuel or food that most people use is not what the body needs or desires. … Continued
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Who Benefits: This massage is especially useful for those individuals that feel that their system is sluggish, or those who seem to get regular colds and flu. It is also recommended for people who lead sedentary lifestyles, or those who want … Continued
What is a colonic? A colonic irrigation is a safe and effective method of cleaning the colon waste material with repeated, gentle flushes of water. It is sterile and painless. High colonic irrigation kills harmful bacteria, parasites, mold yeast infections, and virus. … Continued
Rebounding is unique as an aerobic exercise because it stimulates, strengthens and cleanses every cell in the body. This is because it uses vertical motion rather than the horizontal motion that is used in all other forms of exercise. Simply explained, when … Continued
Benefits of Floatation
Children love to spin, to rock, to swing — to do anything that momentarily changes their consciousness of ordinary reality. It is probably the case that this desire is genetically inbred into us given the tenaciousness with which we hold … Continued