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Cancer and Acidity

Another Argument against our acidic diet towards for a more alkaline one.

This short article looks at the work of Dr Otto Heinrich Warburg who won the Nobel Prize in 1931. He found that cancer was caused by oxygen deficiency and this causes high levels of acidity in the body.

He declared that cancer cells are anaerobic, meaning that they do not breathe oxygen, leading to the theory that cancer cells cannot persist in the presence of high levels of oxygen, as in alkaline state. All normal cells unquestionably require oxygen, however cancer cells can and do live without it. He demonstrated that a cell may become cancerous in 48 hours if deprived of 35% of its oxygen.

PH balance is the balance of alkaline and acid in all cells and fluids in the body. For our bodies to thrive, the body must maintain the PH levels of blood at a slightly alkaline level. Diet plays an essential part in maintaining PH levels in the body. Our microbiome or the total bacteria, parasites, viruses and candida overgrow can cause an acidic environment when out of balance. Alternatively, an alkaline environment neutralizes bacteria and other pathogens.

Our modern dietary behaviours seem to guide us towards diets full of toxic and acid forming foods, like refined grains, genetically modified organisms, processed sugars and the rest. This in turn leads to unbalanced PH levels which may interfere with functions and activities at cell levels. Other data suggests that excessive acidic bio environment, may cause other health problems, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, heartburn and cancer.

Natural Alkaline Enhancer

The best remedy for an acidic bio environment is to balance your PH levels with an optimum diet. To assist, you could try this natural remedy to return or maintain your PH balance.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice or organic apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon baking soda

Method

In a glass, mix both ingredients and wait for the acidic / baking soda combination to fizz. Keep adding baking soda until the fizz stops. Then, top up the glass with 230ml (8 oz.) of water. Drink it all at once.

This remedy helps to reduce acidosis and regulate stomach acid. It will balance the PH and help create an alkaline forming environment in the body.


James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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Preventing and Fighting Flu

Flu season arrives during the coldest months of the year and is never easy to cure. However, a few simple tips may help you keep the flu at bay.

Wash Your Hands

Most people know that washing their hands regularly is an important part of staying healthy. During the cold and flu season, this is even more important because flu viruses can live long enough on surfaces for you to pick them up on your hands. Wash your hands using warm water and soap and make sure to scrub gently. When water and soap are not available, you can always use sanitizers containing 60-90% ethyl alcohol.

Get Enough Sleep and Manage Your Stress

Lack of sleep and high levels of stress can reduce immune functions, thus lowering the body’s ability to fend off colds and flu.

Maintain a Moderate Exercise Program 3-4 Days a Week

Exercising for 15 minutes per day helps strengthen the immune system and increases the body’s natural ability to fight infection. That’s a 7 minute walk in either direction.

Keep a Healthy Diet

Remember to eat fruits and vegetables daily to ensure enough essential nutrient, vitamin, minerals intake.

Avoid Contact with Sick People

Colds and the flu spread between people in different ways. Try to stay far enough away from people who are already sick so they don’t cough or sneeze on you.

Flu Defeating Ginger Soup

This is my favorite way of dealing with colds and flu. Its best to start this treatment as soon as you feel those first signs such as tickly throat and sniffles. It uses the almost magical herb, Ginger which has been used for centuries to defeat invading pathogens. Recipe for Ginger Soup here.

Tuina Acupressure

You can stimulate these four immunity super booster points while you are healthy to improve and enhance your immune system. If you have a flu stop stimulating the Zu San Li (St-36) until after your Cold or Flu goes away.

More on these points.


James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur


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Striving not just Surviving Stress

Develop good habits instead of allowing bad habits develop without our permission.

  • Fill up on delicious foods that are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phyto-nutrients. Start your day with a big bowl of whole grain cereal and fresh fruit: eat a juicy orange or grapefruit (no juice means more fibre), a banana, or a fresh pineapple. Later in the day enjoy a variety of crunchy raw vegetables and fibre-rich cooked vegetables, whole grains, and beans.
  • Enjoy a variety of fruits to satisfy your sweet tastes. Eat an apple, pear, grapes, kiwi, orange, mango, fresh pineapple, or banana. Sweeten your cereal with dried fruit such as raisins or dried cherries.
  • Choose healthily nutritious fats such as walnuts, pecans, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, olives, and avocados. When you use oil, choose olive, soy, or canola.
  • Satisfy your thirst with clean, cool and clear water. Drink at least 8 cups of water a day.
  • Enjoy eating your meals at scheduled times. Start off your day right with a good, robust breakfast.
  • Get your vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and phyto-nutrients from tasty foods; this is your first line of defence. If you want to supplement your essential nutrients, it is safest to choose a multiple vitamin and mineral supplement that provides 100 percent or less of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of each nutrient. Overdosing can cause stress. Take iron and calcium supplements at separate times.
  • Get enough rest, sleep, and relaxation. Get to bed on time. Take time to meditate and relax each day and each week. Take a mini restful holiday. Meditation can mean sitting still in a crowd just observing non-judgmentally as well as a quiet place.
  • Nourish your relationships. People who have close friends are healthier and happier. Take time to be with your family and friends.
  • Manage your time. Organize your day to include what’s important. However it’s not important enough for it to control you.
  • Maintain an attitude of gratitude. Keep a gratitude list to count the many ways you are blessed. Sometimes just being able to open your eyes in the morning can be your greatest blessing.

  • Place everything in perspective. Remember, “It could be worse.”
  • Live one day at a time. If you’re finding it difficult, then try to live one minute at a time. It is possible, you’re already doing it just become aware of it.
  • Non judgemental respect…, “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”
  • Connect the people who you admire, who respect you and offer you real friendship
  • Remember that Nature is a fine balancing act and when we acknowledge and respect this, we usually get to enjoy the wonderful beauty and strength it offers.
  • Set yourself a goal to smile at least once everyday
  • Keep Smiling……………………

James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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A Mindful Poem


1) I walk down the street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I fall in.
I am lost… I am hopeless.
It isn’t my fault
It takes forever to find a way out.


2) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I pretend I don’t see it.
I fall in again.
I can’t believe I’m in the same place.
But it isn’t my fault.
It still takes a long time to get out.


3) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path.
I see it is there.
I still fall in… it’s a habit.
My eyes are open.
I know where I am.
It is my fault.
I get out immediately.


4) I walk down the same street.
There is a deep hole on the path
I walk around it.


5) I walk down another Street


Autobiography in Five Chapters By Portia Nelson, from Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying


James O’Sullivan from Galway is a credible and engaging speaker, a people friendly practitioner and lecturer of Integrated Medicine, serving his patients, his students and the public with the positive benefits of both Conventional Western Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is a respected author and has appeared on many public media. #jamushur

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Salt versus Salt!

Salt is essential for optimum health right! The correct answer is yes, salt is necessary for many metabolic jobs inside our bodies and you cannot live without it. I suppose the real question should be “is all salt the same? The answer is a definite no!. There is a healthy salt that is now available nearly everywhere, namely Himalayan Salt. This pink Himalayan crystallized salt is practically the healthiest one for you and it’s natural. It is mined in the Himalayan mountains and crammed with powerful health benefits.

This natural salt contains 84 trace minerals and elements and each one of these minerals is found in the human body. Himalayan salt is rich in chloride, sulphate, calcium, potassium and magnesium. Its sodium level is also lower than ordinary table salt because it’s less refined and comes in larger pieces.

Here is a list of some of those benefits.

  • Promotes Vascular health
  • Encourages healthy respiratory system
  • Promotes optimum pH balance
  • Promotes Longevity
  • Creates healthy sleep
  • Increased Libido
  • Prevents muscle cramping
  • Moistens the skin and organs
  • Supports strong bones
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Clears your body of heavy metals
  • Benefits cardiovascular health

The benefits don’t stop there but are a good reason for giving Himalayan Salt a try.