Tuesday, December 30, 2008

The Miracle on Broad and Pattison

My home town is/ was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The City of Brotherly Love (a majority of the time), the craddle of American Independence, residence of Benjamin Franklin (top ten Americans of all time), and home to the only sports team I follow- the Philadelphia Eagles.

Growing up I was a sports nut. Now sports consume very few cycles as I have more important things to do with my time.

Last week I made a quick trip home to Philly to see my family and to meet Chris Conway, President, Healthy Humans, an exciting integrative medicine website that I will discuss in a future blog as well as my brother-in-law, John Marshall who runs a recruiting firm in King of Prussia, Pa and genrously offered his seats to the Philadelphia Eagles versus Dallas Cowboys football game.

The Eagles miraculously won themselves a playoff birth on Sunday, proving once again that anything is possible.

The Eagles were essentially eliminated from the playoffs , save unlikely losses by both the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Chicago Bears and a win by them over the Dallas Cowboys.

How likely was this outcome? Three (3) separate things had to fall in line for them to succeed.

All three contingencies fell into place!

This was the best Football game in my life! Go EAGLES!

This proves once again that miracles do happen everyday.......

Happy New Year!




PS- Let's order up some miracles in 2009 that really matter like: an end to all wars, an end to poverty/ homelessness, and a global economic recovery.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Cool Austin Christmas "Tree-dition"

Merry Christmas!

As you drive around Austin, Texas during the Christmas holiday season you will come randomly across evergreen trees on the side of the road that are ornately decorated. They show up in clusters or as single, stand-alone trees of all shapes and sizes, usually in the middle of nowhere. You'll be driving along and "pop", there's a Christmas tree.

It is a wonderful tradition. I have no clue who does the decorating or when they do it, except that it's done at night when no one is around.

This tree decorating remains a mystery. Kind of like Santa Claus. Another reason why I love Austin.

AHO- Ho Ho Ho



Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Maca- Andean Super Food

Maca has been used in indigenous Andean societies for thousands of years as a nutrient and healing agent.

I found Maca powder for sale in the "super foods" section of my local food coop Wheatsville Grocers here in Austin. Always the adventurous sort, I bought a bag of Maca powder. Maca is a root vegetable similar to a turnip in appearance and taste.

It is called an adaptogen (new one for me.) An adaptogen is a substance which raises the non-specific resistance in an organism. It works to strengthen the endocrine (horimonal system) in the body.

This endocrine healing is really important as you will learn in my next book "Rich Remedies, Volume 2". Many of our common toxins that we consume in our water and in our food attack our endocrine system. After many years of consuming toxins such as dioxin, BPA (from plastic containers), and chlorine, we risk suffering from a whole host of auto-immune disorders and reproductive problems from these poisons.

This ancient Andean vegetable powder may be a useful supplement to counter act the toxins in our modern industrial society.

Here are a few of the claims for this powdered root:

• Increases energy and endurance
• Increases stamina
• Alleviates chronic exhaustion (fatigue) syndrome
• Improves sexual function in men and women
• Enhances fertility in people and animals
• Reduces hormonal dysfunction during menopause & andropause
• Can regulate hormonal irregularities
• Aids in alleviating depression, gives a sense of well being, reduces anxiety

Maca has calcium, phosphorus, vitamins B1 and B12 , and fatty acids that which work beneficially on the nervous system.

This is a new one for me. I am using it in my biweekly smoothies that contain rice milk, diamatacious earth, green magma, flax seed, and whatever fruit is handy in my home at the time. The Maca powder tastes like mild turnip, pretty neutral.

It sounds like a winner. Do your own research and see if it works for you.



PS- As always, consult your healing coach before taking anything new. Vegetables can be dangerous :-) :-) :-)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Green Corn Project- Organic Food for the Poor

The holiday season is a great time of year to donate money to worthy causes. I just dropped a few sheckles into the scare crow's hat for the Green Corn Project: http://www.greencornproject.org/gc/donate

"The Green Corn Project (GCP) is a 501(c) (3) organization that educates and assists Central Texans in growing organic food gardens. Since our founding in 1998, GCP has built over 130 organic food gardens at homes, schools, and community centers in Central Texas. Our programs help folks with limited access to healthy food, grow their own vegetables in ways that are affordable, promote self-reliance, strengthen communities, and protect natural resources."

What's not to like about this?

I'm going to figure out how to volunteer some hours this Spring during planting season.

Find a worthy cause and donate some time and money......you'll get more than you put in....I promise. The Holiday Season is the perfect time to do it.



PS- A way to make your food more healthful on a tight budget is found on page 141 of my book Rich Remedies, Volume 1. The Hazel Parcells soak is discussed for cleansing food and re energizing it. This method is used by United Nations releif workers accross the globe to clean food.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Rich Remedies, Volume 1 Operator's Manual

At the book signing yesterday in Austin I told people that my book Rich Remedies, Volume 1 is 20 years of healing experience baked into a couple of hours of reading. And it's true. It's a real time saver and money saver if you're serious about your health and want to benefit from the experience of others (me).

Here's how I tell people to use the book:

1.Read the book.

2.If you don't like to read, skim though the book and just read passages that catch your eye.

3.If something looks interesting, consult a healing coach and ask their advice:

I have worked with a number of great allopathic and naturopathic healers. Before you do anything to treat a disease or illness, find a physician or healer who embraces all modalities of healing. This can be an enlightened MD, a holistic doctor, or naturopathic physician. When you find a good physician, be a co-pilot in your diagnosis and treatment. They are only your coach. You are responsible for the cure.

For a directory of physicians in your area contact the American Holistic Medical Association (PO Box 2016, Edmonds, WA 98020; Phone: 425-967-0737; Fax: 425-771-9588; e-mail: INFO@holisticmedicine.org).


Find a clinically trained, degreed nutritionist to aid you in your health plan. This is tricky because there are a lot of people who have a nutritionist degree, but don’t really know what they are talking about. You can get a correspondence course degree off of the back of a bubble gum wrapper and claim to be a nutritionist. A starting place for names is your local health food store or contact the

American Dietetic Association (120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, Ill. 60606; Member Services Phone: (312)-877-1600 ext4864; website: www.eatright.org). I tried to do all of this healing stuff on my own, and have confirmed that the least successful patient acts as his own doctor. Get a trained, qualified healing coach.

Your cure: Nothing works the same way for everyone. Every body, mind, and soul has a unique blueprint that has to be matched with the correct cure. We have different genes, ancestors, tribal beliefs, environments, climates, magnetic earth fields, life experiences, blood types, and other unique characteristics that make global recommendations for cures impossible. There are general rules of thumb that can be applied to everyone. Find the ones that work (resonate) for you. I have found a few that are worth your consideration.

4.Clean your drinking water. Your body is 75% water. This alone will deliver incredible benefits. Buy a water ionizer or a simple sink top filtration system. I have them for sale on my website: www.richremedies.com

5.Get Alkaline. Eat Fresh, organic vegetables and drink your clean water.

6.Give- Find one (1) local community service agency that resonates with you and volunteer your time. Helping others helps yourself.

These are the simplest things to get started today. KEEP IT SIMPLE, MAKE IT EASY to START.......

More later.....



Friday, December 19, 2008

Keep Austin Bizarre- Book signing- Rich Remedies, Volume 1

Hey Campers,

This Scribe will be signing copies of my book "Rich Remedies, Volume 1: My Amazing Natural Self Healing Discoveries" on Saturday December 20th and Sunday December 21st between 11:00AM- 6:00PM or until my hand gets sore or I run out of books at:

Keep Austin Bizarre- Holiday Festival
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Road
Austin, Texas 78704
BOOTH # 80
Javelina Books

Be there or be square.

These books make great stocking stuffers and if the recipients actually read sections of my book, it could change their lives.

Thank you for your support!

Happy Hannukkah!

Merry Christmas!

Happy New Year!



PS- A FREE organic bamboo "Ki Shirt" (MSRP $50.00)will be presented to the lucky person who purchases the 11th book.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Old Salts

Old Salts

I was thumbing through one of my old journals last night looking for references for my second book "Rich Remedies, Volume 2" and found this obscure note-

Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler, M.D.(1821 - 1898), a Germany homoeopathic practitioner- developed a system of treatment called Biochemic Therapy. It is an offshoot of homoeopathy. Twelve (12) mineral salts are used in homoeopathic medicines to cure a wide range of illnesses.

"Biochemic salts are used in potentised form as homoeopathic drugs. While the biochemic salts supply the deficiency in the tissues and cells of the body to restore their vitality"

"Mineral Salts" or "Cell Salts" or "Tissue Salts" correct deficienciencies in the body that lead to disease.

The 12 salts are:

Calcium Fluoride, Calcium Phosphate, Calcium Sulpher, Phosphate of iron, Potassium chloride, Potassium phosphate, Sodium chloride, Sodium phosphate, Sodium sulphate, Silica oxide- the Biochemical.

The concept is that when cells or tissues are energetically out of balance they are diseased. Restoring balance (homeostasis)returns health using a combination of these "salts". It was said that Dr.Schuessler could cure just about anything, including cancer with his Biochemic Therapy.

There are books available on the Internet that go into painful detail as to how this works. This fascinates and bores me at the same time. I was never much of a chemistry student.

Something about this made me write it down.....this is probably the last time.



Essiac- Ojibway Native American Wonder

In my previous blog on Oleander Soup, I made a reference to my use of Essiac as if everyone knows what it is.....my apologies to 99.9% of the world that has never heard of Essiac, an herbal remedy that allegedly cures cancer. I say allegedly because I do not personally know anyone who has been cured, but I have read 20+ testimonials (out of thousands available) that suggest that it contributes to the cure of certain cancers. Do a websesarch for more information.

I have taken Essiac and I will tell you that after you get past the "dreadful" taste, it does make you feel good. It has many antimicrobial properties that help the body fight a long list of nasty pathogens. There is a definite link between cancer and microbial infestation in the body.

During part of my Essiac "test" I was in the Bahamas staying at a relatives house that was using rain water from a ketchman underground cement water tank.

The water drawn from the ketchman tasted fine, but I know from my travel experiences and research that water likes movement. Water standing still,in a motionless state is a recipe for some level of stagnation and contamination. I wasn't going to risk ruining my Bahama holiday with a case of the "Jimmy Buffet Parrothead Two- Step". (This refers to "the runs" or diarrhea for those of you who don't enjoy hyperbole)

Drinking the Essiac tea on a daily basis gave me a layer of protection against any pathogens that may have taken up residence in the kethman. No one got sick while we were on vacation so there may have been nothing wrong with the water. But after many experiences with "off water" in the past few years, I take no chances.

Here's the short story on Essiac from my book "Rich Remedies, Volume 1". It is amazing stuff.


Miraculous herb formula!

Ojibway Native American Remedy-Essiac

Rene Caisse, sometimes referred to as “Canada’s Cancer Nurse,” discovered a Native American remedy in 1922 that showed promise as a cure for cancer. The remedy is called Essiac (her last name spelled backwards), has been successfully used to treat hundreds of patients. This Ojibway Native American tribal concoction consists of burdock root, turkey rhubarb, sheep sorrel, and slippery elm. Caisse’s clinic in Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada, was repeatedly attacked by the medical establishment and governmental bureaucrats. In spite of the pressure, she prevailed, saving many lives and improving the quality of life for cancer sufferers.

The story of her Essiac discovery goes something like this:

Caisse was nursing a woman in her 80s who had been admitted to a hospital in Ontario, Canada. She examined the woman and noticed that one of her breasts was deeply scarred and disfigured. Caisse asked the woman about her damaged breast. The woman told her that 20 plus years ago she had had breast cancer. She had gone to several doctors who had removed tumors from her breast, but they kept reappearing, ultimately being written off for dead by her physician.
She and her husband ran into a Native American Medicine Man who told them that he had an herbal tonic that would shrink and dissolve the tumors.
After having attempted to eliminate the breast tumors with conventional medicine, they reconnected with the Medicine Man in a last ditch, desperate attempt to heal her cancerous breast. She and her husband collected the prescribed herbs and mixed them in the recommended quantities. After taking the “medicine” for several months, the tumors in her breast shrank and disappeared.

Caisse used this remedy on many of the people that she encountered with cancer with miraculous results.

The herbs in the remedy exhibit healing qualities on their own, but it is thought that there is a synergistic effect when they are combined in the recommended quantities that create a total healing effect. Energetic Resonance.

Burdock root (Arctium lappa): Stimulates production of bile, helps liver function, acts as a blood purifier, has a reputation for tumor regression.

Turkey rhubarb (Rheum pamatun): Laxative, astringent, cleanses bowels, helps with liver toxicity.

Sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella): High in vitamin C, diuretic helps in breaking down tumors.

Slippery elm (Ulmus fulva): Used to heal sore throats and wounds, and coat stomach and intestinal tract.

The Essiac Formula consists of 61/2 cups burdock root, 16 oz of powdered sheep sorrel, 1 oz. of Turkish rhubarb root powdered and 4 oz of slippery elm bark. These ingredients are mixed together and boiled in spring water to make a tea that is taken on an empty stomach each night before retiring. 3

I have taken Essiac tea as a healing tonic several times just to try it out. (It tastes like dirt. Some may argue that dirt tastes better. They’re pretty close in flavor so it’s a hard call.) I felt fine, after I got past the taste, and it did make my digestive tract feel really good. This is something I intend to keep in my disease fighting arsenal. You can buy a six month supply that comes pre-made in plastic pouches for around $100.00. It keeps pretty well so I have it around for when I have the urge to take some, which isn’t often. If I get the “BIG C”, this may be boiling on my stove every week! No guarantees, just an idea. Please consult your doctor for a full prescription.

Note: This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

"The Second Gift from Silkworms"- Serrapeptase

Serrapeptase is an enzyme originally discovered and extracted from the stomach of silk worms. Yes, the same worms that dine on mulberry leaves and spin webs of silk that we make threads for fine clothing and sheets.

Well it turns out that this stomach enzyme, serrapeptase has some miraculous anti inflammatory properties for applications in cholesterol lowering, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, lung congestion, and a whole slew of other inflammatory ailments according to many nutritional authorities. See this link:


Allot is being written today about inflammation and it's direct link to all manner of illness. Where you find inflammation, you find disease. This may be the natural alternative to chemical-based anti inflamatories? The clinical research available on the Internet suggests it might be......



Note: This is provided for information puposes only. I do not recommend or endorse the use of any nutritional supplements. Always check first with your doctor or healing coach.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Oleander Bush- Backyard Miracle Cure?

Photo of Oleander Bush and Oleander dog.

Here we go again!

Another "miracle cure". In your backyard no less!

If I did not believe in nature's ability to mend and heal itself I wouldn't waste my time bringing this stuff to any one's attention.

Check out: www.CancerTutor.com

One entry that got my attention was on "Oleander soup".

I have Oleander bushes growing in my backyard in Austin, Texas so this stuff is literally free to me or anyone who can hop my fence and isn't afraid of my 100+ pound male Rhodesian Ridgeback, Petey (pictured above) They say on this website that this is a cure for cancer. I make no such representations. This is provided for informational purposes only.

Here's the recipe:

If it tastes anything like Essiac Tea, you'll gag swallowing it. I've found a pattern with most anti parasitic/ antimicrobial tonics. They taste awful. If you hate the taste, chances are the bugs that are living off your flesh will hate it as well.

In my next book,"Rich Remedies, Volume 2" I have a chapter dedicated to parasites. Can't wait to read it, can you? If you're travelling to Mexico or anywhere they have "cootie's" in the water supply, it's required reading unless you want to spend your trip on the thrown (el bano).


PS- "Signing Rich Remedies, Volume 1" this weekend at the Keep Austin Bizarre Xmas Bizarre at the Palmer Events center on Barton Spring Road next to the Long Center. Be there or be square.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

International AIDS Day- Where's the cure?

Monday, December 1 was International AIDS Day and all the celebrities and politicians honked about how important it is for the world to find a cure for AIDS.

I couldn't agree more. AIDS is no longer a disease of promiscuous adults. AIDS infects innocent babies, blood transfusion patients, and unsuspecting partners of AIDS carriers. Only morons are saying that AIDS is God's punishment for homosexuals. It is a disease that has no boundaries and takes no prisoners. We need a cure, now.

I suspect that like cancer, a natural cure is probably right under our noses and we don't even realize it. Here's one possibility that's worthy of consideration.

In September I was in Sedona, Arizona at the Raw Spirit Festival to sell my book "Rich Remedies Volume 1, My Amazing Natural Self Healing Discoveries". As luck would have it (or fate), my book shipment never arrived so I had plenty of free time to wonder around the conference and check out interesting natural healing remedies and vendors. See my previous blog on Raw Spirit Festival.

An Amazing remedy that I stumbled upon at the festival that could have a huge impact on the treatment of HIV AIDS, Hepititis C, Malaria, and many other pathogenic- based disorders is MMS discovered by Jim Humble in the misquito infested jungles of Guyana on a gold mining expedition. Jim contracted malaria in the jungle and quite accidentally cured himself of the dreaded disease using a common disinfectant Chlorine Dioxide.

My "discovery" was a random visit to an exhibit selling a liquid called "MMS" which stands for Miracle Mineral Solution which is simply Chlorine Dioxide, a well-known sterilization solution that has been in use for years cleaning hospitials and was used to decontaminate buildings that were exposed to the anthrax biological warfare agent by terrorists after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. So this is a proven sterilization compund for external applications.

Recently (during the past 3 years), Jim Humble has tried it on Malaria patients and HIV/ AIDS patients in East Africa with good results. It has even been used on Cancer patients in Sonora, Mexico (see link below). It seems to work. It kills pathogens and cleanses mico toxins from the bloodstream while leaving healthy healthy cells alone.

Read the whole MMS story here:

Read MMS client stories and testamonials:

Is this a "cure" for HIV / AIDS?

I don't know. Does anyone else have any better ideas? Let's find out.
Read Jim Humble's books and decide for yourself.



PS- Jim Humble is living in Mexico due to concerns that US Authorities will arrest him for his pioneering work with MMS. There is allot of money at stake here.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Alternative Cancer Therapies Website

Here is a website that has some very interesting information on alternative cancer therapies that I think everyone should take a look at for educational purposes if for no other reason. Check this out:


The whole AlternativeCancerCare.Com website is chocked full of really eye opening information.



PS- I do not give medical advice to anyone, especially those with a chronic illness. What I will do is refer them to professionals who have the training, certifications, and clinical experience to make informed medical recommendations or informed sources such as reputable websites.