Q&A Paw Paw for my Cat?

 

Question:

My 1 1/2 ye old cat was just diagnosed with tumors around her heart. She has gone down hill very quickly in the past 2 days. I am scheduling surgery hopefully this week for their removal. I have read great things about Paw Paw for cancer in humans. Is it safe to treat my cat with it and if so how much would administer daily for a 5lb cat? I have suffered great loss through death in 2016 in my family and losing “Monkey” is more than I can bear. I hope you can help with providing your opinion on this matter. Time is of the essence as I am sure it is with everyone asking for your time. I thank you in advance for consideration.

 

Answer:

Sorry to hear about your cat, which is obviously very dear to you.  Yes, we have used Paw Paw successfully to extend life in pets. For animals, just as with humans, the chemo therapeutic effect of Paw Paw is self-regulating. For 5 lbs.  (that’s a small cat!) you could start with 1/4 of a capsule of Paw Paw Cell Reg, and repeat 4 times per day. If any nausea presents, then decrease this dosage. If no problem after the first day, then increase by 1/4 capsule per day. Any nausea indicates you have reached the tolerance dosage, so you would decrease to at the previous dose. If  you have further questions, and to get hold of the correct Paw Paw product that Dr. McLaughlin researched, please contact us, as knowing where you live we can help you get it fastest & least expensive way.

Q & A Graviola, Papaya versus Paw Paw – Asimina triloba

Questions:

Is Sour Sop, Guanabana or Brazilian Graviola the same as in your Paw Paw Program book?  Anita R.

Is Paw Paw the same thing as Papaya Leaf?  Dan

Answer:

NO.

Both the sour sop juice and papaya leaf are totally different species of the plant and totally different preparations from the Paw Paw, Latin name Asimina triloba that has been researched as effective for cancer. Although there is some correct information on the site you mentioned, there is also some misinformation, especially concerning the research reference.(see end of this article).

In the field of medicinal herbals, it is paramount to understand which species of a plant one is using. Many plants have the same family name, but chemical composition within a species, and within different parts of the plant, varies widely. The same name may also apply to completely different plants in different parts of the world. For example, many countries have different plants they call Heal All, which are not even in the same plant family. Latin names, or nomenclature, are the only way to scientifically identify, and reproduce the medicinal benefits.

For accuracy,  always use the Latin name of the plant, which in the case my book, The Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer, refers to the Paw Paw tree, Asimina triloba, standardized twig bark,  harvested at the correct time. This plant is native to the eastern U.S.

Please contact us to get the correct source, direct discount pricing, AND support from an expert.

From page 90 – 91 of Lorene Benoit’s  book: ” Paw Paw is one of the most researched and most effective herbal remedies in connection with cancer. In the past 30 years research on Paw Paw has been conducted by Dr. Jerry McLaughlin and a team of researchers at Purdue University, as well as at Wayne State University.”

Over fifty bioactive compounds, called the annonaceous acetogenins, have been found in the standardized Paw Paw concentrate of this particular species of Paw Paw. These have been described in a series of research papers as representing the most potent, major, bioactive structural types of acetogenins.

Other related species of Annona muricata, also known as graviola, guanabana, Sour sop, and Brazilian Paw Paw contain only the less potent monotetrahydrofuran acetogenins, and do not maximize acetogenin levels or standardize the product to assure consistent potency.
Beware when checking sources online, that you will not only receive the correct herb, but that you have someone to contact for ongoing support. 

In addition, the health of the tree,  part used,  time of year that the twig is harvested for optimum potency, and how it is processed,  and tested, ALL effect the outcome.

To ensure you get the correct herbal preparation that has been researched, the best price, plus support, please contact the author.

As part of Dr. McLaughlin’s research, one study of 100+ patients, with many types of tumours represented,  resulted in:

Significant reductions seen in tumor sizes (verified by CT, etc.)

Significant reductions in tumor antigen levels (PSA, CA2729, CA125, alkaline phosphatase, etc.)

Very few side effects; mostly none; nausea and vomiting (2 people); itching (1 person); many reported “increased energy”

No hair loss, no bone marrow depression, No GI bleeding

Benefits were also seen with cold sores, shingles, MS, toe nail fungus, acne, athletes foot, eczema & psoriasis (in capsules, lotion and salve formulations).

These results were with the standardized extract of Paw Paw as prepared, tested & supervised by Dr. Jerry McLaughln, and encapsulated by Nature’s Sunshine Products. To order, please contact our office. You can also receive professional advice from the author, which is not available when ordering from Amazon.

Case studies conducted by Dr. Forsythe, a Nevada oncologist are included in my book, including complete remissions with stage four cancers as well as Testimonials offered  from my own clients.

I have included excerpts from pages 6-8 of a 37 page report from the Journal Natural Products, 1999, 62 504-540, titled: Annonaceous Acetogenins: Recent Progress

by Feras Q. Alali, Xiao-Xi Liu, and Jerry L. McLaughlin*, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, School of Pharmacy and Pharmacal Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907

Should you wish the whole technical report with all 138 References included,  search online, or contact our office, with this in subject line: Acetogenins Tech Review JNP 1999

The Annonaceae (custard-apple family), is very large, 130 genera and 2300 species. Phytochemical studies and, to a lesser extent, pharmacological studies on Annonaceous species have intensified in the last 15 years; this is largely due to the discovery of the Annonaceous acetogenins, a class of natural compounds with a wide variety of biological activities.

The discovery of uvaricin in 1982,7 the first of the Annonaceous acetogenins,
as an in vivo active antileukemic (P-388) agent, invigorated wide interest in this family. The Annonaceous acetogenins are now one of the most rapidly growing classes of new natural products and offer exciting anthelmintic,(kills worms),  in vivo and cytotoxic antitumor, antimalarial, antimicrobial, antiprotozoal, and pesticidal activities and special promise of becoming new chemotypes for antitumor and pesticidalagents.

Note: American pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is not a papaya and should not be confused with Carica papaya or Annona muricata (graviola) although the species have similar common names and may be called “pawpaw.”

I agree with what the website you sent me cited, concerning why the public has not heard as much about the Paw Paw family for an effective cancer approach.

http://inspireurfriend.blogspot.in/2012/10/10000-times-stronger-killer-of-cancer.html

“….under federal law, a natural product is not patentable. There’s no way to make serious profits from it. 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.”

However, this site mentions tests at Purdue University showed results with graviola leaves. This is not true; graviola did not show the effectiveness that Asmina triloba twig bark extract did, because they do not contain the acetogenin variety or strength.

Vit D & cancer: sun, showers and supplements

Cancer Caused by Vitamin D Deficiency

From several studies in the last few years, it was estimated that 45,000 Americans die from cancer annually related to inadequate levels of vitamin D. Many studies continue link the UVB/vitamin D-cancer connection.

Studies from Norway, from 2004 to 2016,  show that the detection of breast, colon, and prostate cancer has a seasonal cycle correlated with vitamin D production by sunlight . Of important note is that many of their studies show that vitamin D effectively fights cancer even in the later stages. [Robsahm et al.]

To understand why so many people are deficient in this essential Vitamin, we need to understand factors which affect our ability to synthesize Vit. D from the sun:

  1. UVB doses based on location: being in the sun does NOT mean we are receiving the UVB rays necessary for our body to make Vit. D3. You can see what your exposure is, based on date and latitude, and altitude of sun, by putting your location into this table calculated by the US Naval Observatory: http://aa.usno.navy.mil/data/docs/AltAz.php. Only when the 2nd column (Altitude) is greater than 50 are you getting UVB rays. The rest of the time, while you tan,  you are creating free radical damage, which ages your skin and depletes your Vit D3 stores, especially if you burn.
  2. Living in an urban environment with reduced solar radiation exposure: clouds, smog, pollution all decrease your absorption.
  3. Sun screen: especially those with high SPF. Even worse are commercial products that are laden with chemicals that create a toxic soup on your skin, ready to be baked by the sun. We use Aloe Vera Gel and St. John’s Wort Oil, which we make during out Annual Summer Herbal Intensive, as our natural sun protector and moisturizer.
  4. Darkly pigmented skin absorbs less rays than light coloured skin, which is why light-skinned people burn more easily.
  5. Showering and swimming after sunning: Yes, although studies since 1937* have shown that too frequent showering depletes Vit.D, this was largely ignored until more recent studies have been showing the same thing. As it takes up to 48 hours for your body to make the Vit D3 from  the oil based sebum of the skin, you are destroying this process, especially if you wash with soap.  IF there are chemicals in your water, and/or you use toxic cleansers, then you are not only stopping production, but creating free radicals that further deplete any stores you may have. Do not fall prey to the germ-phobic, over washing, sweet smelling propaganda media to which we are continually exposed.  * Helmer AC, Jensen CH: Vitamin D precursors removed from the skin by washing. Studies Inst Divi Thomae 1937, 1:207-216. 

The two best solutions for most North Americans who do not get enough UVB rays from October to April are to take quality Vit. D supplementation and to eat more Vit. D rich foods. Optimum Daily Doses (ODA) are up to 10,000 IUs; versus (Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), which are only 600- 800 IU – maybe enough to prevent rickets, but not enough for optimum health!

Your top food sources for Vit. D are:

  • fish oils, which must be tested for toxins as these are concentrated sources. Most people are aware that many fish come from polluted water sources, which is why purchasing from a company who can perform this testing is essential to your health.
  • oily fish, such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, cod – as above, wild is better than farmed, and know your sources
  • mushrooms: Portobello, maitake are highest; brown are higher than white
  • some dairy and dairy alternatives (usually fortified)
  • tofu
  • egg yolks

Supplement your diet inexpensively:

NSP provides a quality source of Vitamin D3, that we encourage everyone to take more of during the winter months: in US it is 2000 IU, in Canada 1000 IU. This is an inexpensive supplement, so no reason to be deficient. For optimum health, your levels should be in the 50-100 ng/ml range, which can be easily determined with a Vit D25-hydroxy  blood test.

To understand why Vit D3 is so important for many health conditions, please read Vitamin D and Your Health.

Please contact author to receive this or other therapeutic quality supplements at wholesale price from the source she has used for over 25 years.

In Lorene Benoit’s book: The Paw Paw Program – The “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally extensive dietary recommendations are given to help people understand a healthy lifestyle, including how to eat for wellness. Some recipes are also included to promote optimum health and prevention of all chronic conditions and diseases.

Pancreatic Cancer growth halted

Dear Lorene!

I have good news about my mom. The mass in her pancreas has not enlarged since it was found last year. And mom said that  her pain in the sides has significantly decreased. Because of mom’s condition nothing more invasive than CT can be done to diagnose more precisely the condition of the mass. Mom has been using Paw Paw since November 2015, she is using 12 pills a day. Her question is  if she should keep using 12  a day or if she can reduce the dosage. I really appreciate your support and advice about it.
Gratefully,
AR, FL

 

Thank you to both of you for sharing these results. It can help others. This is excellent news in 10 months! It is probably in her favor that the doctors do not want to do anything more invasive – if nothing is broken, don’t fix it!
One CT scan per year is acceptable, more than that is excess radiation
If she is feeling well, she may choose to continue at the same dosage of Paw Paw, to not only stop growth, but to start to decrease the mass. The beauty of the chemotherapeutic effect of Paw Paw, Asimina triloba, is that it is self regulating in dosage. Should your Mom start to feel any nausea, cramping or continual diarrhea, THEN she can decrease by 1 per day. This would indicate she is needing a lower dose. 
Feel free to get back to me after her next scan, or if anything changes. For now, all sounds very good! Congratulations to both of you for the time & effort you are making to educate yourself and take control over your own health. 
Knowing that Nature’s Sunshine has herbs powerful enough to effect this improvement, think how important it is to benefit from their therapeutic grade products for everyday health!
Even a simple, complete nutritional approach such as that found in Super Trio is basic health insurance from which everyone can benefit. You can’t afford to not afford the basics!
Contact us if you would like assistance determining a basic health & wellness program for you!

Detox Basics Testimony

This testimony was submitted August 10th, via another NSP Associate who works with us concerning Detox Basics.

I’ve attached a small summary of how Detox Basics is improving my life.  If you want you can send it on to Lorene. CD

I began using this product on August 3rd and here is my experience in one week:

  • More energy
  • Joint and muscle pain virtually gone
  • sleeping better
  • clearer mind
  • calmer
  • acid reflux and liver pain gone
  • cravings under control

OTC (Over the counter ) drugs

  • I have been taking 1 to 2 gravol tablets for over 25 years at bedtime to sleep and no longer need that
  • Was taking minimum 2-3 extra strength tylenol daily for back and foot pain, no longer have the pain so don’t need the tylenol
  • Was taking 3 “Recovery” tablets daily to try and ease pain; not needed now
  • stopped taking daily laxative that I needed because of all the OTC drugs I was consuming

I have also stopped drinking alcohol because of this program, as well as diet pop and am limiting my intake of sweets and fatty food. That probably helps too. I don’t take any prescription drugs.

Thanks S.H. for suggesting this great product for me, it may have saved my life!

Ingredients on the Detox Basics 30 day cleanse are discussed in the article: Healthy Microbiome and Detox for Health.  

To get the best pricing on Detox Basics, or any other therapeutic nutrition, plus professional support, please contact the author.

Healthy MicroBiome and Detox for Health

Recently there has been considerable research relating to the critical importance of having a healthy microbiome. In simple terms, that means having healthy intestinal bacteria. This is not news to those of us in the natural health field, but more importance is now being attributed to probiotics, even in the allopathic medical field. One reason for this long overdue recognition, is outbreaks in hospitals and senior complexes of serious conditions such as Clostridium difficile infections (CDI). This disease been increasing in the last 30 years, primarily due to increased antibiotic and chemotherapy use.

The medical profession continues to use antibiotics to treat the condition, although as far back as 2006, I read a report by a Quebec hospital having decreased the incidence of CDI by 90% by merely giving all patients a probiotic supplement daily. I cannot recall the dollar savings, but obviously they were HUGE, as on average, a CDI infection increases a patient’s hospital stay by 6 days!  Unfortunately, but not surprisingly,  as probiotics do not offer the exorbitant mark-up and profit margin as drugs, there has been ‘inadequate studies’ to support the evidence to have this become mainstream.

Many research dollars are being spent on faecal transplant studies and trials for severe CDI with promising results. In my opinion, effective probiotics such as NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans is both more cost effective and considerably more appealing. We need to simplify, not complicate our health – KIS!

Those who DO care about their health are reaping the benefits.

Dr, Jay Vandenheuval, PhD, ND, presented an excellent webinar which covered the basics for 2 new products:  NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans, as well as Detox Basics, a 30 day kit for whole body cleansing. Should any reader wish to view this webinar, please contact the author, who will gladly share it. Health is about education, so you can take better control of your own health!

 

NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans…

is a probiotic strain designed to reset and quickly replenish the natural biome. It works very quickly for food poisoning, diarrhea, parasitic infestation, and toxic overload from any environmental source. Bacillus coagulans is  naturally heat-stable, so no refrigeration required. This is an excellent feature for travellers. It  readily withstands the stomach’s acidic environment, thereby providing better targeted support to the intestine and maintaining balance in the microbiome.

NutriBiome Bacillus coagulans  contains (MTCC 5856) 1 billion cfu (70 mg), as well as Inulin, a FOS (Fructooligosaccharide), which is a prebiotic to stimulate the growth of nonpathogenic intestinal microflora.

 

Detox Basics…

kit combines Bacillus coagulans with several important formulas to provide a comprehensive, 30-day detox program. It has been designed to help support the function of digestive system, colon, liver, kidneys, all our organs involved in detoxification and filtration.

The liver aids in the digestive process by secreting bile that emulsifies fat, controls the metabolism of various nutrients, and serves as a reservoir for many of these same nutrients. The liver has over 500 critical functions in the body, and a healthy liver keeps life flowing smoothly.

The kidneys act as a filtration system, balancing our minerals and water to maintain homeostasis. A couple of signs of kidney overload can be sore back and arthritis.

The colon in a healthy state, provides nourishment via nutrient absorption, balances water and Potassium, helps production of Vitamins K, B12, thiamin and riboflavin, ensures adequate lymphatic flow to enhance immunity, as well as taking out the garbage! See The Most Important Organ.

The probiotics help establish the friendly, helpful bacteria, while the Detox helps remove the undesirable ones. This 2 part approach is very effective!

Detox Basics contains Berberine IR, (Berberis aristata) root, Milk Thistle, (Silybum marianum), Dandelion root (Taraxacum officinale)Choline bitartrate, as well as antioxidants Vitamin C, N-Acetyl-L-cysteine 55 mg and Beta-carotene 7000 IU, Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizome

To get the best prices on NutriBiome Bacillus, Detox Basics, or any other therapeutic nutrition, plus professional support, please contact the author.

Dietary and lifestyle recommendation which enhance every herbal or nutritional program can be found in the author’s book: The Paw Paw Program –  a book written for serious conditions such as cancer that contains tips for achieving optimum health, no matter what health challenge one is facing.

Please see this recent testimony from a woman who feels this cleanse is changing her life for the better!

Contact the author when you are ready to change yours!

 

References:

Clostridium Difficile Disease  by Sanofi Pasteur 2014

Is Clostridium Infection Still a Problem for Hospitals?  CMAJ 2012

Probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea andClostridium difficile infection, NIH. 2011

Control of Clostridium difficileInfection (CDI) Outbreaks in Hospitals  ON Govt. 2008

Q & A? Cleanses, Children’s Health & Calcium

Questions & Answers (in italics):

In supporting those who wish to share Nature’s Sunshine Products as a business to help others achieve vital health; I often get questions such as these. As this covered an extensive range of topics, I thought it would be good to post it.

Good morning Lorene, hope all is well. Couple questions for you.

 

1. What is the difference between all the cleanses?
Looks like Clean Start and Tiao Pack are for the large intestines and the Detox Basic is to support the liver? There are also a couple more (cleanses).
In my experience Tiao He is very much for liver plus all organs. LIV-C in it is definitely liver, LBS & Psyllium for bowels /intestines), Body-DeTox for all organs, Red Clover for cellular/blood cleansing , Black Walnut for parasites and thyroid support. We have had this cleanse for 25 yrs.; it is very effective.

Especially good in spring when liver is often overload from heavier winter food, less activity, etc. This is the closest to the popular Wild Rose Cleanse. My husband & I have tested both and Tiao He was far more effective!

Fact sheets for all are available on line, via TakeTheNaturalPath.mynsp.com. On this site, click “More Info” , then choose your country on the NSP page. Contact Lorene Benoit for assistance in choosing what best suits your needs and for best pricing.

I have not had much experience with Detox Basics, as it is new, but to me it also looks like liver AND bowels because of the NutriBiome Bacillus Coagulans. The BerberinIR (berberis aristata) is an excellent blood sugar/glucose stabilizer.

Clean Start definitely gets the bowels moving – a better visual and bowel cleanser (than Tiao He) with the LBS & fibre mix: aloe, psyllium, chlorophyll & malic acid. It also contains Body Detox, which works on liver & other organs. I would use this one for sure if bowels are not working so well. People SEE the difference!
 
I know it can seem confusing to have so many, but every person’s needs are different. My suggestion is that you use them at different times and your personal experience will be the best guide for you. This is why we like people to be supported by the person helping them choose their herbs & supplements. 
 
The other two are cleanses: ParaPak – when people return from international travel; kids with pinworms, annual parasite cleanse. This 10 day cleanse was also used successfully with Candida/yeast before we had Candida Clear, which is a little better for this challenge because of the enzymes to be taken between meals. These really help to break down and clear out the candida organisms.

 

2. Also was hoping to get kid vitamins but they are with iron. Are there any vit/min for kids with out iron?
NO, but the Elderberry for children makes an excellent daily, if you do not want the iron. It especially is useful to keep strong immune system when they are exposed to lots of illness in school system.
Zambroza, (Thai Go in US) is a delicious beverage that is excellent for children; containing a wide range of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and immune support. 

 

3. The children probiotics are made in gummy form.  Hard to make a gummy with out adding stuff to it. Do you know what age kids can start taking these adult vit and probiotics?
No, they are not gummies – they are chewable. We had the gummies years ago made with natural fruit, but they were not as popular, so they reverted to our previous formula we have had for years.

 

4. Do you know what age kids can start taking these adult vits and probiotics?
No exact age has been determined as to when infantile flora changes. I suspect it differs with a child’s constitution, diet, whether they were born vaginally or by C section, breastfed and how long, and other lifestyle factors.  Personally I think once they are 3 yrs. or 40 lbs. and are able to handle capsules or tablets, they could use children’s or adult probiotics. 
Capsules can be emptied into water, chlorophyll or food, if they cannot swallow.
Research certainly shows that probiotics are helpful for colic, diarrhea, skin conditions, food allergies and immunity. 

 

5. Do you know why Liquid B12 has no b9? Has other b vit though.
B12 has some of the other B’s to avoid imbalance or deficiencies. We also have separate B6, B9, and B5 as some people need more of these. For something with ALL the B’s, then use B complex. Super Vits & Mins. is also a completely balanced daily with all B’s. Same formula used for 40+ years, because it works & herbal base makes it very absorbable, so don’t let small numbers fool you – it’s a better formula than most “mega” vit & min formulas.

 

6. Also the difference between calcium products.
Personally I think Skeletal Support is excellent because it contains boron. This formula has been available and popular in the US for several years; relatively recently approved in Canada. But I have had many clients who have had terrific results with all NSP Calciums – people seem to get their favourites. I have had people with leg cramps, restless legs, or high pH acidity taking other Cal Mag supplements without results – they take ours and notice a difference usually within a week. Again, it is about the absorption and bio-availability for which NSP has stringent standards.
We also have straight herbal calcium formulas which some people prefer for infants and seniors, and works specifically for use in hot flashes, but that is another topic. They are in capsule form and can be made into tea by opening the capsule. NSP offers many different strokes for different folks!
Thanks for your support. RM

Thyroid Health & Hyperthyroidsim

HYPERTHYROIDISM

Overactive thyroid. Too much thyroid hormone is produced, or auto immune condition causes inflammation of thyroid.

  1. Symptoms
Fatigue Hyperactivity Nervousness Tremors
Goiter Hypertension Palpitations Weakness
Heat Intolerance Menstrual Bulging Eye(s) Weight Loss
High basal temp Disturbance Sweating

 

  1. POSSIBLE CAUSES
  • Long term stress, heavy metal toxicity, virus
  • Graves’ disease: – autoimmune disease – enlarged thyroid and production of thyroid antibodies.
  • Hashimoto’s disease: – Autoimmune disorder whereby the body produces a specialized white blood cell which attacks the thyroid gland.
  1. TREATMENT

Some suggested treatments are as follows: Treatment of hyperthyroidism can be difficult but persistence pays off.

 I. Dietary Changes

  • Reduce or eliminate gluten, increase brassicas such as broccoli, non GMO soy.
  • Reduce or eliminate Aspartame. Aspartame is metabolized into formaldehyde.
  • The toxicity in the liver and other organs may exacerbate autoimmune illnesses

 

II. Natural Supplements – can work with persistence and dedication to balance the thyroid. The first 3 below are required by most people and benefits will usually be noticed within one month:

  • IF-C for Inflammation, heat rising and immune balancing.
  • Adrenal Support
  • Chinese Mineral Chi Tonic

Details of these supplements can be found here,  (search bar under middle bottom panel) or by contacting  Lorene Benoit, MHH, BEd. We offer personalized service 250-748-6802.

Other herbs that are specific for hyperthyroidism are:

  • Melissa officinalis (Lemon Balm): helps normalize an overactive thyroid. It reduces TSH levels by attaching to and inhibiting receptor sites. Contains flavonoids, phenolic acids and other useful compounds that regulate the thyroid. Blocks the activity of antibodies that stimulate the thyroid gland and cause Graves’ disease, which is a common form of hyperthyroidism.
  • Leonurus cardiaca (Motherwort): acts as a natural beta-blocker and helps control tachycardia (high heart rate) and palpitations. It has some anti-thyroid activity, making it beneficial for hyperthyroid conditions.

Benoit & Associates Health Education makes a calming liquid herbal preparation of Lemon Balm and Blue Vervain which has proved successful

  • Lycopus virginica (Bugleweed): can help manage mild hyperthyroidism. This particular herb reduces the amount of hormone that is produced by the thyroid. Studies have found that it helps decrease TSH levels and impairs thyroid hormone synthesis.Moreover, it helps lower T4 levels and blocks the conversion of T4 to T3.

Other formulas, combinations or single herbs to choose from:

  • HS-C, Magnesium Complex, STR-C or STR-J, Master Gland , TSII
  • Verbena Hastata (Blue Vervain): calming to the nervous system
  • Avoid supplements with iodine
  • PABA (Vitamin B family), B12, B6 ( will be provided in above herbal formulas)
  • Selenium

 

III. Medication – last resort – may end up hypothyroid & on drugs for life

  • Hydrocortisone
  • Beta blockers
  • Anti-thyroid medications – sometimes will work if doctor is skilled – should only need 6 month treatment if it works
  • Radioactive iodine – kills the thyroid gland, then person will usually be on thyroid prescitptions for life

©    250-748-6802     Author of The Paw Paw Program

Lorene@NaturalPathRemedies.com     www.NaturalPathRemedies.com

References:

Dr. Ryan Drum: http://www.naturespiritherbs.com/Environmental%20Origins%20of%20Thyroid%20Disease.html

http://treelite.com/articles/nf/graves-disease-and-hyperthyroid.html

http://www.top10homeremedies.com/home-remedies/home-remedies-for-hyperthyroidism.html

http://www.livestrong.com/article/367594-herbs-for-hyperthyroidism-the-thyroid-gland/

Dr. David Brownstein – Iodine: Why You Need It, Why You Can’t Live Without It

Herbal Intensive July 29- August 1st, 2016

Some of the herbs - can you name them?
Some of the herbs – can you name them?

Herbal Intensive: What, Why and How?

The Cowichan Valley supports a lush growth of plants that have been traditionally used for medicinal purposes, as well as for food. Join us to  study indigenous, wild, and  cultivated botanical with a Master Herbalist who has more than 35 years experience.

Friday, July 29th  – Monday August  1st, 2016

In this 3 1/2   day Intensive you will learn:

Ø       introduction to botanical terms

Ø       identification of common weeds & cultivated herbs

Ø       harvesting, drying and storage

Ø       doctrine of signatures

Ø       medicine wheel & plant energy

You will also learn how to prepare and apply herbs in a practical and fun “hands on” setting:

Ø       Poultices, fomentations and compresses

Ø       Infusions,  decoctions and juices

Ø       Sweat baths, inhalations

Ø       Herbal oils and salves

Ø       Enemas and douches

Ø       Tinctures, herbal vinegars

Ø       Preparations for eyes, teeth, sinus and nose

Ø       Glycerites, syrups and more…

Someone might get a poultice applied; another a compress. Faces often contort as we taste the various decoctions!

We learn how to prepare and apply herbs in a practical and fun “hands on” setting.

Includes: 1/2 day Medicine Wheel Workshop, July 29th, 1-4 pm

Ø     Understand the 4 element model that has endured from ancient cultures around the world

Ø     Learn to apply this to 4 pillars of health:

  • physical
  • spiritual
  • mental
  • emotional

Ø      Learn to understand  herbal properties and actions

You can take Medicine Wheel Workshop on its own for $50, (contact our office). This is included for those attending the Intensive.

 

What past participants have to say:

“When is your next Intensive? I know some people who want to take this course. I loved it and learned so much, as well as feeling refreshed before heading back to my busy life and health business.” 
Cheryn Donaldson McInnis, Specialized Instructor & Practitioner SIP and Kinisiology, Vancouver, BC

One trained practitioner from Calgary, Alberta wrote this in her evaluation:
I learned to identify herbs out in the field, herbs which I have used with people for many years but never knew what they looked like.  It was great to see them in their natural habitat.  It helped me get to know them better as living beings! ”
Monica Hirai, Herbal & Homeopathic Consultant,  Calgary, AB.

“I was one of the lucky participants, and it was so worth the time and cost. The setting was lovely, the other participants were generous in sharing their own experiences, the food was delicious, and the learning was boundless! Lorene is a born teacher, and the breadth of her expertise is amazing to me. This was just the workshop I needed to get me started in my own learning about herbs. Thank you!” 
Miriam S. Duncan, BC

“I can only encourage everyone to attend this inspiring & educational event. Once you embark on this opportunity to identify, smell, and work with a wide variety of herbs you will gain a greater understanding and appreciation of the healing powers herbs have to offer. The medicine wheel and other teachings on all pillars of health will bring you closer to nature and discovering your true inner self – reminding you the importance of incorporating all aspects of life into your daily living to achieve well-being. Take advantage of this event held in a beautiful paradise – only a walk away from a crystal clear river, taught by a very knowledgeable and successful instructor & provided with delicious meals fresh from the garden!  ”           
Monica Franey, BSc RN, Annapolis Valley, NS

More comments can be read on the Herbal Intensive 2012 , when I had time to post them.    

Join us to experience the healing powers we have been provided with by getting in touch with herbs. Feel the peace of nature seep into your cells, guided by one of Canada’s leading herbal experts,  Master Herbalist and Healer of over 30 years.

On beautiful Vancouver Island, British Columbia – build a holiday of your lifetime around this event! Please contact our office for posters with details.

You will keep a minimum of three herbal products you help make.

 

Investment: $350  paid by July 20th & save $100 

                     $450 after July 20th 

Includes: ½ day Medicine Wheel Workshop Fri,  3  full days Sat. Sun. Mon, all supplies, samples, and organic lunches.

Medicine Wheel workshop only $50

Registration closes July 25th   $50 of registration fee is non-refundable

 

About the Instructor: Lorene Benoit is a Health Educator with a Bachelor of Education in Biology and Physical Education. She has a Masters of Holistic Health; Certifications as Herbal Consultant, Iridologist, Contact Reflex Analyst and several Body-Mind Healing modalities.  She has engendered nutrition, lifestyle management and natural therapies for more than 30 years. Her passion is empowering people through down to earth education of   their own bodies, herbs and health on all levels.  In her vision to help people move towards optimum health, she offers consultations in her Vancouver Island office, writes and travels extensively to lecture and teach, and promote her book: The Paw Paw Program, a natural approach to cancer and health optimization.  This annual intensive is a favourite, where all the connections of healing come together in nature!  

This course is on 5 wild and cultivated acres within the temperate rain forest of Vancouver Island, registered as a Conservation Steward of the Cowichan Community Land Trust, with over 300 plant species!

5175 Bills Road, Duncan, British Columbia, V9L 6S7, Canada

Register by phone: 250 748-6802  or

by email: Lorene@NaturalPathRemedies.com or                                                         TakeTheNaturalPath@gmail.com

 

A list of local accommodations, B&Bs, or camping options & other activities available to help you stay and enjoy the Cowichan Valley paradise!

Natural Health Education now, July & ongoing….

Educational Events in Canada – See US links at end

Please check out these free lectures at Canadian locations THIS WEEK, 7-9 pm:

Mississauga, ON — Monday, May 2nd Admiral Inn, 2161 North Sheridan Way
Vernon, BC — Tuesday, May 3rd Village Green Hotel, 4801 – 27th Street
Kelowna, BC — Wednesday, May 4th Ramada Inn, 2170 Harvey Avenue
St. Albert, AB — Thursday, May 5th St. Albert Inn, 156 St. Albert Trail
Vancouver, BC — Friday, May 6th Holiday Inn, 4405 Central Blvd, Burnaby,

Dr. Jay is one of the best speakers I have heard in years, and those who have attended his previous events want him back!
Dr. Jay Vanden Heuval Tour – “You Are Only As Young As Your Metabolic Age”

If you cannot go, please share with someone who can. Understanding how to keep our insides, or “metabolic age” younger, is info we ALL can use!

Current NSP members can register directly with NSP,
Milly Deaken at 1-877-257-4372 ext. 3919, or email millyd@natr.com

Everyone else please pop us an email with your Name and Phone number, or leave it on our private answering machine 250-748-6802, and we will register YOU!

Members can also check out this Promotions link. If you would like to receive these specials and webinar notices directly, please email Milly and ask to be put on “Update & Educate”. This is a free member service for education and even better prices on the best professional nutritional supplements available.

Note: the Renewal Special for expired members; Free box of Stixated- great for spring & summer beverage!

WEBINARS ARE GREAT OPTIONS FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT LIVE NEAR EVENT LOCATIONS – All you need is a computer with sound and internet connection! Two great speakers coming up!

“Pain: How to naturally cope with daily pain”
NONE of us has time for the pain. Learn which natural supplements and dietary adjustments enable the body to better cope with the pain of headaches, arthritis, and muscle pain.
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 9:00 PM EST with Cindy Klement, MS, CNS, MCHES
Go to Link to Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3422349060955912962

“You Are Only As Young As Your Metabolic Age”:
Daily Essential Nutrients required for a Transformational Habit of Healthy Aging.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 9:00 PM EST with Dr. Jay Vanden Heuvel, (IMD, PhD, ARCB, CFT, ACS
Go to link to Register : https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8186075549214800899

NSP US has many ongoing and recorded webinars, available to all! Please go here to start accessing your health education now:
https://www.naturessunshine.com/us/members/c1/webinars/?sponsor=313939-ca

And stay tuned for our Annual Herbal Intensive – dates for 2016 will be July 29th – August 1st. We will send a detailed message soon, but for now check it out on last summer’s Herbal Intensive for more information.