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Q & A: Teeth Grinding


 I need your help with my husband. He has been grinding his teeth at night and he is driving me crazy. Is it his nerves, parasites? What do you think it could be? What do you recommend? Thanks again for your ongoing help!


Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can be from several causes, two of which you already mentioned.

Parasites – teeth grinding can be a sign of pinworms , quite common, or roundworms, a bit less common. This is often more the case with children, but as all adults also have parasites, everyone is wise to do a parasite cleanse once or twice a year anyways, to keep these little critters in balance.

Some people think that we only pick up parasites when travelling; this is NOT true. I have had cases of roundworms, tapeworms and amoebas with clients who have never left Canada. But we DO encourage  a parasite cleanse after travelling to tropical countries. Historically, people did cleanses every spring, whether by choice or natural selection – edible plants (weeds) such as dandelion, nettles, burdock, yellow dock, and other bitters may have been the only food available in springtime. And most have heard of the castor oil treatment from Grandma – same idea – clean out that bowel! For ideas that are easier than either of these, please refer to past articles:

Success for Diarrhea and Parasites

Parasites, Pets and People


Nerves and Stress can cause teeth grinding. Stress depletes many vitamins and minerals such as Vitamins B’s & C’s,  Zinc & Magnesium, which are all required for healthy nervous system. Muscle tension is a result. When one sleeps, the muscles of the jaw will often express this stress, resulting in grinding. To test if this is the problem, one can use something like Stress Pak for 1 month and evaluate.

An exercise which a biological dentist gave me years ago to help prevent this is: before going to sleep clench your jaw together and hold for 5-10 seconds, then slowly release. Do this at least 3 times. In simplified terms, he said this sends a message to the brain that tells it you have done the clenching, now relax. I think it is a it like isometrics. As I did not like the feel of clenching my teeth without some protection, I purchased an inexpensive mouth guard, available in  a local hockey store. This is the type you put in boiling water and mold to your teeth. You can also go to sleep with this in place; it may not stay there long, but seemed to help.

Herbals treatments that help relax muscles and promote sleep can be taken before bedtime. Some that we find particularly helpful are: Magnesium, plus Nervous System Pack (US)/ or Eight (CA), OR Herbal Sleep (US) / HVP (CA). Contact us to order any of these with a direct discount.


TMJ or Temporomandiblular Joint being out of position can contribute to grinding. This may also be related to stress. Two certifications I have that help with this: CRA, Contact Reflex Analysis,  which some chiropractors have, is used to test and correct this. TMJ Re-set is another, which  makes a huge difference to people in overall posture, neck mobility, clarity of thinking and more. The TMJ has extensive implications for our health. Some body or energy workers, such as cranial sacral therapists may be helpful.


Dental misalignments can be another cause. I would check out the previous 3 possibilities first, unless you have a good dental plan.  Misalignments can be due to fillings or teeth being too high or low, underlying infections, root canals, jaw positioning, probably other things that only a dentist can tell you.  Dentists can also make a professionally fitted mouthguard that one wears all night. This can prevent further damage to teeth caused by the grinding, but may not be addressing the underlying cause(s).

Hope this helps; if not contact us for further information.

Which part of the Paw Paw is best for rampant cell growth?


Hi there, I am thinking about ordering your book but before i do i have a question. Ive been doing some research on paw paw trees being a cancer cure and everything i found was talking about a certain type being the one that cures cancer. The type is the papaya located on the golden coast. I live in southern Illinois where the paw paw strain is asimina triloba. I was wondering if i took the stems and leaves and boiled them for two hours, then extract the liquid and drink it,would it have the same healing properties? To tell you the truth i am boiling the leaves as we speak as my father brought me the leaves today from the woods. Im a 24 year old male and to my knowledge i do not have cancer. However i am all about prevention. Please email me back, this is a subject that has kept me up night and day with frustration because i cant find the answers  I’m looking for. Thank you for your time and i look forward to your response, sincerely, eli.


Yes, Asimina triloba is the correct species of Paw Paw that has been shown scientifically to inhibit rampant cell growth. However there are many other factors involved that have been discovered in  over 30 years of research. From my book,  The Paw Paw Program, A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer, Dr. McLaughlin’s videos and the  links below, you will see that not only what part of the correct species is used in critical, as is what time of the year it is harvested and how it is processed. The end product is standardized and tested for efficacy, purity, potency and quality with equipment that very few herbal companies can afford; which is why we have used Nature’s Sunshine products in our health business more than 23 years. Please read these two past posts:

Paw Paw, Graviola and Cordyceps

The following chart is from Dr. Jerry McLaughlin’s research slides, showing what concentration in ppm is required from each plant part to achieve a lethal rate of 50% in brine shrimp assays.
Brine Shrimp Lethality and %  Yields from plant parts of Asimina triloba
Plant Part Extracted                 LC50 in ppm      % age yield
Twigs                                       0.042 (0.20-0.09)        1.78
Unripe fruit                               0.060 (0.03-0.08)       5.11
Root wood                                 0.060 (0.03-0.08)         1.27
Seed                                        0.065 (0.03-0.10)     4.03
Stem bark   (7-88 )                     0.077 (0.04-0.12)         2.71
Stem bark  (10-90)                      0.102 (0.06-0.15)          1.96
Root bark                                   0.135 (0.09-0.21)          2.72
Stem, wood, & leaves                 0.202 (0.14-0.31)          1.6
Stem wood                                   4.86 (0.37-11.93)          0.9
Leaves                                        53.6 (33-82)               4.36
From this chart you can see that the leaves require an average of 53.6 ppm to achieve the same effectiveness as only .042 ppm of the twig preparation. The bark of the twigs harvested at their peak, determined by testing, is also a very renewable source of biomass.
Graviola and soursop tea and fruit are fine foods, but have little of the active ingredients s that make Paw Paw, Asimina triloba effective in stopping reproduction of cancer cells.
And yes, I agree that taking Paw Paw as directed for  prevention is a good idea, especially for those with a genetic predisposition to cancer and those who have had previous cancers. Paw Paw is also a very effective anti-parasitical and as parasites are responsible for multiple health issues, a seasonal parasite cleanse is an excellent health regimen. In the US. Paw Paw is part of a 10 day Para Cleanse; in other countries, we often suggest the addition of Paw Paw to Para Pak.
We hope this answers your questions! Please contact our office to order either the Paw Paw Program book or Paw Paw. We can help you get the correct product at member prices, as well as offering support by answering questions such as these. Should you choose to purchase elsewhere, then please direct your questions to your supplier. This helps us to maintain exceptional service to our clients and members.

Q & A – Natural Treatment for diarrhea


Hi Lorene, I took part in your annual herbal course last year – I attended with my good friend P.H. – it was a lot of fun and we learned so much from you!!  I think I remember you talking about something natural, I’m pretty sure it was an herb, that works really well for diarrhea, perhaps it was a Nature’s Sunshine product, but I can’t recall what it was. As my son is preparing for a trip to Cuba next week, taking with him herbs for digestion and parasites, I was hoping you might be able to help me come up with something he could take with him, just in case. I truly appreciate any help at all you can give me, Lorene!!

Warm regards, Lila


Three natural products we always take when traveling are Slippery Elm, Psyllium Hulls Combination and Activated Charcoal. The Slippery Elm and Psyllium Hulls Combination will work for both diarrhea and constipation, depending on how much water you take them with. They are healing and soothing to the intestinal tract, and help absorb excess liquid.
The Activated Charcoal, which is only available in the US and Mexico, is highly absorbent, so has been used for ages to help with chemical poisoning (as in drug overdoses), severe diarrhea, food poisoning and for severe gas, cramping or  bloating.
Both Slippery Elm and Charcoal may also be used topically as a poultice to help pull the meanness out of insect and spider bites.

The Yukon wild flowers are in full bloom!

A quick hello from the Yukon, where we are enjoying a visual palette of blooms: wild blue lupin, lady slippers, jacob’s ladder, sages, which is the common name, although they are not of the sage family, but rather Artemisia. Not yet in bloom but coming up are delphinium, yarrow and more.

I have included a photo of an Artemisia species photo below, aka Sage. As you can see, it grows easily in nothing but rocks, and will often be found up on high arid ridges and sides of hills. You can learn a bit about Artemisia from the Fact sheet on Artemisa Combination, an excellent parasite and Candida buster. I also mention Artemisia in my book:  The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer – The World IS Round
and Cancer CAN Be Treated Naturally
, as parasite cleansers are used as part of cancer approaches worldwide.



There has been so much rain that for a couple of days Whitehorse had roads in all directions closed; with most now being open to one lane or “pioneer” roads as they are being called, except the Alaska Highway, which is still closed. A rather unusual circumstance, which I never recall in the 13 years living here, and I think only once in the last 20 years since leaving.

Being unable to leave via car has not been the worst thing to happen as we have now been able to enjoy the beautiful sunshine and almost ever lasting light which gives such a beautiful energy to the North. Getting to enjoy more old friends, Blue Grass Festival and helping with the multitude of summer projects. We’ll travel back south once the road opens.


May Health Newsletter


** May, 2011 **

For more information or for help with achieving your optimum health levels, please contact our office by phone: 250-748-6802 email: takethenaturalpath@gmail.com
Website www.naturalpathremedies.com

Check the articles added to our blog since the last newsletter:
Two short Youtube videos about my book: The Paw Paw Program – A “Christopher Columbus” Approach to Cancer.

Parasites, Pets and People

Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

If there is a natural health topic you would like to know more about, ask me on my website blog and I will do my best to answer.

We are also connected with many professionals offering classes and conference calls great ways to learn more about your health…… let’s find out more about what’s upcoming…..

Education local and worldwide – colour coded, so you can quickly browse through to see which are of interest….

Local Upcoming Dinner Classes:

Tue.June 14th: Hormones for Men and Women

Lake Cowichan:
Wed. May 25th: Herb Walk Honeymoon Bay Wildflower Reserve
Classes again next September – Let us know what topic interests you!

Compass Group Assessment Classes
Come to find out an extremely efficient, inexpensive step to excellent health. Watch this 3 minute video

Assessments in group setting – fun and informative –only $25, repeats $20, then $10
– call office to pick a date for your own Compass Home Party – you get a free assessment, plus $50 in free product.

Education Worldwide:

Business Coaching
-if you are interested in earning while you learn, let us know. We have brief meetings after monthly dinner classes and can set up one on one coaching to help you earn some extra cash, while helping yourself and others to health!
We are always looking for more people to train as herbal specialists. The world is in need!

Our Annual Herbal Intensive, July  15th – 18th,  is a great place to start. Ask for the poster for details.

Webinars on the amazing Brilliant Body Systems. If you have not watched these yet, they are well done, very informative and with the CD anyone can present professional education to friends and family anywhere! Great training available free and online to all members, from past training at http://www.nsprc.ca

Dental advisory about cone beam new technology.

Please warn your friends and family about this travesty–especially those who have kids headed to their first orthodontist appointment. But this warning is for everyone–not just kids. If your dentist wants to x-ray your teeth, ask what technology is being used. If it is, “cone-beam CT scan,” say you don’t mind taking the extra half-hour for the digital camera–or that you’re willing to skip the special effects altogether. To understand why… http://www.healthiertalk.com/new-dental-tech-delivers-enormous-doses-radiation-3811

Monthly Specials For Members
– see below how to become a member and why you may want to do this!

May special for new members – free Digestive Enzymes PLUS free small Silver Guard with $75 order – if you have been thinking of it, now is the time! Call our office.
Til mid June “We Miss You Special” for expired members – free S/H and free small Silver Guard with a $50 renewal order.

How does Membership with Nature’s Sunshine Products benefit you?
• You can receive discounts from 10 – 40% on the most potent, most professionally formulated herbal, vitamin and mineral supplements in the industry since 1972.

What do you need to do?
• Contact our office by email, phone or website
• Memberships are free in most countries when you place an order.
• Go to www.naturessunshine.com choose your country and use sponsor
# 309344-6 to receive discount

Free education, resource centre, fact sheets, webinars and professional conference calls.

Video Picks

As diabetes is North America’s No.1 pandemic, please watch this 4 min. video. Although not everyone has the ability to do this on their own, this video proves you can control, prevent and reverse diabetes: http://www.rawfor30days.com/RawFor30/2011_rd_action.html

Food Matters – YES IT DOES!
If your time is short, just go to 12:25 minutes and listen to a few minutes from Andrew Saul, PhD Therapeutic Nutrition Specialist. Here are other doctors explaining why and how 94 % of medical doctors do NOT know anything about nutrition, proper eating, and why supplementation is essential: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/food-matters/

Political Scene

Natural Health products are under the most severe threat of extinction since 35 years I have been in this field. Canadians are encouraged to continue to write the Minister of Health, the Prime Minister, and your MP to tell them you want access to natural health products. NOW is a good time. Visit either of these sites to educate yourself before it is too late.
You can also help by getting signatures for Canadian Health Charter petition.

Interesting Stats: deaths per year from adverse reactions of properly prescribed Drugs in various countries:
US: 106,000
UK: 10,000 Compare this to deaths from car accidents – 3,500 and from Prostate Ca – 9,000 (I wonder how many of these are from the cancer treatment?)
Canada: 1/10 of US generally, meaning 10,000+

Compare to this proven, not alleged, deaths from vitamins, minerals, herbs or other natural products: 0 – that’s ZERO. In all of the above countries.Whenever we ask Health Canada to release their purported adverse reactions to NPNs, they refuse to follow freedom of information regulations.


Did you know you can use an eyedropper to put Silver Guard directly in the eyes for infection like pink eye (infectious conjunctivitis), redness, and to help prevent cataracts? So what’s an eyedropper you ask? A clumsy opthamalmologist.
The tip is for real, though.

Spiritual and Emotional

Never under-estimate what one person can accomplish……

Recently a 98 year-old lady named Irena Sendler passed away.
During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw Ghetto, as a Nurse. She had an ‘ulterior motive’. As a German, she KNEW what the Nazi’s plans were for the Jews. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried in the back of her truck. She had a dog that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers of course wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants noises.
During her time doing this, she managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants from the gas chambers.
She was caught, and the Nazi’s broke both her legs, arms and beat her severely.
Irena kept a record of the names of all the kids she smuggled out and kept them in a glass jar, buried under a tree in her back yard.
After the war, she tried to locate any parents that may have survived and reunited the family. Most had been gassed. Those kids she helped got placed into foster family homes or adopted.

Last year Irena was up for the Nobel Peace Prize … She was not selected.
Al Gore won, for a slide show on Global Warming.

She died, being nursed by one of the children she saved. It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War. In memory of the millions around the world who were/are murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated. It is imperative to make sure the world never forgets these past atrocities, because there are others who continue to do it today.

Raising Healthy Children

A Super Shake in the morning helps children to focus in school. You need good nutrition for the brain to work! GreenZone, SynerProtein Powder and fruit with water make a quick and simple meal in a minute. TNT (Total Nutrition Today is also a great way to add vitamins, minerals and fibre and it tastes great, so can be used if you don’t have fruit on hand – we like to add some SynerProtein or NutriBurn Whey Protein to TNT.
This drink can also be taken as a school snack; just shake before use!
Breakfast IS the most important meal of the day for both children and adults.

Please contact our office for full fact sheets or to order these products.

Yours in health,

Benoit & Associates Health Education
Here to serve you…….

Parasites, Pets and People


People have more than 600 parasites that can live in and off them. Pets tend to harbour less species, but some of the more devastating ones are transferable to humans. Perhaps this is why most people are more conscientious about parasite treatment for their house pets than for themselves.

Parasites are any  ranging from microscopic size to meters in length. They cause health challenges in 3 main ways:

  • they eat, stealing nutrition from their host
  • they reproduce, often in terrific numbers
  • they secrete toxins, which cause a host of toxic challenges for the host

Fairly common in North America are roundworms, or ascarids that grow up to six inches in length in pets and up to one foot in humans; pin worms; whip worms, tape worms, guardia, lyme, candida, yeast, fungus….

Some good prevention tips are:

  • avoid touching feces of pets and humans
  • wash hands  frequently
  • avoid eating raw meat and fish
  • ensure healthy digestive system – if you are over 30 yrs. of age digestive enzymes are usually required
  • clean intestines: probiotics, adequate fibre and regular bowel movements,
  • protect yourself from biting insects, such as mosquitoes and ticks

For years it was thought that parasites were only a problem in tropical countries. We’ve had clients with worms, Guardia lamblia, Amoebic dysentery to mention a few, never having left their home town.

Anti parasitic herbs have been used worldwide for millennium. Herbal treatments are less toxic to the body than chemical treatments. Here is  an easy effective herbal recipe for cats and dogs containing well known parasiticide herbs to eradicate worms and parasites, followed by an effective parasite cleanse for people.

Worm Balls for Pets

12 capsules of Herbal Pumpkin

16 oz raw ground beef, other meat or canned food

Open Herbal Pumpkin capsules and mix into room temperature  meat.  Roll it into a ball, about 1/2″ in diameter or ½ tsp. Freeze balls on a cookie sheet, then store in a ziplock bag. Give 1 per day per  25 pounds. Dogs will eat frozen or thawed, cats prefer thawed. Each time you open the freezer they will be waiting for their treat!

These also make their fur shiny. “Herbal Pumpkin” contains pumpkin seeds, black walnut hulls, turkey rhubarb root, violet leaves, chamomile flowers, mullein leaves, marshmallow root and slippery elm bark. For humans, just use the capsules.


Parasite Cleanse For People

This is a complete and effective parasite cleanse. For seasonal  basic cleansing, either one of the herbal Paks can be taken on their own as a 10 -1 5 day cleanse. Please contact our office if you have any questions during these cleanses or to order these professional products direct.

Begin the parasite cleanse by starting with

  • Tiao He Pak – it is a whole body herbal cleansing program in 30 convenient packets.  Mark  start date on calendar. Take one packet 15 minutes before or with meals 3 X day (breakfast, lunch and dinner.)  Drink 1 glass of water each time with the packet.  It will take you ten days to complete this program, or 15 days  at 2X day, if 3 per day is too strong for you.  As soon as you are finished, start with
  • Para Pak – a parasite cleansing program with 20 packets to be taken 15 minutes before or with meals 2X day (breakfast and dinner). After completion in 10 days, stop for 7-10 days.  Mark this on your calendar, as you will repeat this process.
  • While on your 7-10 days off Para Pak, take Bifidophilus or Probiotics 11: 2 capsules before bedtime and 2 capsules in the morning before breakfast. Do this each time during the days between Para Pak. You can stop probiotics while doing the next set of Para Pak. Keep either of these pre and probiotic blends in the fridge or freezer after opening bottle. We suggest 2 bottles taken during and after the parasite cleanse.

You will do 4 sets all together (including 1 Tiao He Pak and 3 Para Paks) to make sure that you have rid all the parasites, larvae and eggs.  In future, should you begin to feel energy loss or feel lethargic, this could be a sign that the parasites are again increasing.  Start the Para Pak program again and do it 3 times in a row (10 on and 7-10 days off) with Bifidophilus or Probiotic 11 during the off days.  Depending on how long you have had the parasites, it may take another one or two times to bring them totally under control.  In future, drink filtered water and take other necessary precautions with pets, hand washing etc. Parasite cleansing is recommended at least once per year. This replacement of friendly flora in the lower gut  helps  keep the bacteria load at acceptable levels.


Dietary and other suggestions during cleanse

With both cleanses dietary suggestions are simple: include lots of fresh vegetables and especially green, leafy sources in your diet.  Recommended – each morning have ¼ cup raw oatmeal mixed in plain yogurt with fruit if you prefer.  Avoid wheat grains and all flour products; whole quinoa, amaranth, millet, kamut or buckwheat are acceptable. Avoid coffee, alcohol, all sugar and fried foods.  For protein, use nuts, seeds or add a vegetarian protein powder daily. Drink hot water – at least 2 – 4 cups a day – you can add Liquid Chlorophyll.

During this process, change bedding often and  underwear daily.  Wash hands frequently and for certain after using the washroom – avoid fingers in the mouth, eyes and nose.  If you have pets, wash your hands after handling them.  It is a good idea to have your pets do a parasite cleanse as well, as this may be your source of contaminationHerbal Pumpkin Worm Balls and Black Walnut are two herbs that will help with this process ongoing,  Contact our office for more information, or for other uses of herbs to keep your pets healthy.

Additional aid – You can help the process by inserting crushed raw garlic directly into the colon with a syringe. Blend 2 cloves of garlic in ½ cup warm water.  Alternately crush garlic if no blender. In fetal position insert with bulb syringe.  Hold as long as you can.  This is an excellent expellant when tape worms are present.  You may experience a slight temporary burning sensation.

Pamper Foods for the Colon and Intestine

  • Raw Steel Cut Oatmeal & blueberries or grated apple or banana. Mix ¼ cup with yogurt and blueberries or grated apple.  This is an ideal breakfast which will help promote colon health (a gentle fibre) and clean blood plasma.  You may consider a sprinkling of ground flaxseed, Flax Hull Lignans, or hemp – a very good idea.
  • Boiled Rice Soupor “Congee” – Method: ½ cup small grain rice in a large pot – stir in 1 tablespoon olive oil with a little sea salt.  Mix well.  Add 2 – 3 cups of water and allow to simmer for an hour or more, stirring often and adding more water when needed until you have a thick, soupy mixture.  You may add blueberries with maple syrup and use as a morning food, or use plain anytime of day with vegetables.  This is a good food once a day when doing a body or parasite cleanse, softening and making it easier to eliminate adhered debris in the intestines.  Parasites do not like this consistency.
  • Oatmeal Drink – Make a thick oatmeal drink by cooking ½ cup oatmeal in 2 cups or more boiling water with a little sea salt.  Allow to boil on medium heat for 15 minutes or more and then strain the oats out.  Drink this thick fluid.  If you need, add some stevia or Xylitol as sweetener. This has a calming affect, allowing for ease in evacuation and is considered pamper food for the colon and probiotics.


You will need the following for this cleanse:

Contact our office to order these professional products direct or for guidance with your specifics.