Phytochemicals Part Two

April 2nd, 2010

Phytochemicals and the treatment of cancer

Studies have been conducted on the use of phytochemicals and cancer treatment. In these studies the amounts used are so concentrated that they qualify as drugs. Pamela Crowel, Ph.D., an assistant biology professor at Indianapolis, has found that perillyl alcohol, found in cherries and lavender, causes pancreatic tumors to regress in laboratory animals. She goes on to say that these compounds appear to cause tumor cells to shift to a less malignant type. Perillyl alcohol belongs to a class of phytochemicals called terpenes. Limonene, contained in the peel of citrus fruits, is one of the best known phytochemicals in its class. In laboratory animals it blocks the development of breast tumors and causes existing tumors to regress. There are some drug analogs being produced that are derived from Taxol, another member of the terene family; however, I am not a fan of such things because whenever you isolate a molecule and reproduce it in the laboratory, you have multiple side-effects.

Choose Whole Foods

Many human studies worldwide have shown that people who eat lots of unadulterated  fruits and vegetables have reduced cancer risks. Most scientists would agree that a diet rich in phytochemicals plays an important role in cancer prevention.

There is more to come on this topic. Until then, have a great day.

Doc Earl

It’s Greek to Me/ Phytochemicals Part One

March 30th, 2010

The Value of Phytochemicals

Phyto is Greek for plant, so the word chemicals is a bit misleading. Phytochemicals are naturally occurring compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and grains.  These compounds are used by our body to prevent the onset of disease.

Certain Phytochemicals like digitalis and quinine have been used for centuries for medicinal purposes.  As we speak, laboratory scientists are deciphering the many ways Phytochemicals in food may offer front-line defences against cancer. It appears that phytochemicals have the ability to stop cell conversion from healthy to to cancerous. One such impact is to render the hormone estrogen less harmful or dominant thus reducing the risk of breast cancer. A good example of this is Isothiocyanates. This tongue twister, also know as Indoles, is in calciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, kale,and cauliflower. It is very important that these vegetables are organically grown in nutritively rich soil. It is thought that these vegetables protect against cancer through their effect on enzymes.  On the other hand, Saponins found in beans and legumes may prevent cancer cells from multiplying by influencing the genetic material of the cell.

Phytochemicals in Food

There are hundreds, possibly thousands, of Phytochemicals in one tomato or orange.

Allylsulfiides found in the  garlic and onion family have been found to increase enzymes that affect cancer-causing substances and help the body rid itself of them. In addition Elllagic acid found in strawberries and raspberries reduce the genetic damage caused by carcinogens like tobacco smoke and and air pollution. This is good news for those of you who are unfortunate enough to live with or around smokers who are either too narcissistic or too weak to quit. As a side note, I can offer help to those who want to quit but can’t seem to do it on their own. 85 to 90% of my patients quit smoking with one treatment.

Choose Whole Foods

Don’t try to get your phytochemicals in supplements only, and make sure that the supplements you are using are whole food supplements. Some may claim to be but are not. If you wish to have some help in this, please contact me via email or phone. It is very important to get a healthy portion of your phytochemicals in your daily diet. Also stay away from commercial produce. It is loaded with toxic chemicals and void of nutrition. This is not my opinion; it is validated by the CDC.

That is all for now. I will finish this discussion in another What’s on My Mind. So long for now.

Doc Earl

The Benefits of Honey

March 18th, 2010

In this short information piece I will be giving you just a few of the many benefits to the use of honey. Before we begin, it is important to note that the honey used must be raw and organic. It is important that you understand that if honey has been processed, it is not not good for either you or the bee.

The processing of honey is a form of  pasturization were the honey heated to very high temperatures.

 Research has shown that if you feed bees processed honey, it will kill them, so it is very important to consume only raw organic honey. Honey is rich in many minerals: i.e. iron, copper, aluminum, magnesium, and potassium. All of these minerals are important to our health, but potassium is vital to our immune system. For example, bacteria cannot live in its presence. Potassium withdraws from the bacteria the moisture which is essential to their very existence. This was documented by Dr. W.G. Sackett at the Colorado Agriculture College in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Honey has many medicinal properties and is helpful in the treatment of digestive distress, bed wetting, insomnia, acute or chronic cough, controlling muscle cramps, healing burns, and much more.

Honey is one of God’s perfect foods and has many advantages over other sugars. Listed below are just a few of these advantages:

1. It is non-irritating to the lining of your digestive tract.

2. It is easily and rapidly assimilated.

3. It quickly furnishes the demand for energy.

4. It enables athletes and others who expend energy heavily to recuperate rapidly from exertion.

5. It is, of all sugars, handled best by the kidneys.

6. It has a natural and gentle laxative effect.

7. It has a sedative value.

As interesting and potentially helpful as this information is, some people have serious conditions with underlying complications and need help in guiding and directing them back to a state of wellness. I would like to be the one to help you. If you have health concerns and would like to inquire how I could help, consider a FREE 15 minute consultation.  Go to the contact section of this website and request a FREE 15 minute consultation. Be sure to leave your contact information.

Doc Earl

Are You Lactose Intolerant?

March 16th, 2010

Are You Lactose Intolerant?

If you have been diagnosed with lactose intolerance, there is a good possibility that you are just pasteurized milk intolerant. Let me explain.

Milk contains lactose sugar. The enzyme latase splits lactose into two simple sugars: galactose and glucose. In raw milk, lactase is produced by certain naturally occurring lactic-acid producing bacteria. Pasteurization inactivates these bacteria and the lactase they produce.  The enzyme lactase also occurs naturally in the lining of the intestines of all normal human infants and decreases after the age of about three or four.  Many people who do not digest pasteurized milk and are thought to be lactose intolerant, digest raw milk without any problems. This is due in part to the lactase content in raw milk.

In addition, pasteurization is the reason milk produces mucus. If all the enzymes are present and the milk can be digested properly, it does not produce phlegm. I have experienced this first hand. I was diagnosed as lactose intolerant and drinking milk produced digestive distress and a great deal of phlegm. Once I switched to raw milk, I had no phlegm and no symptoms of lactose intolerance.

Pasteurization was done for the dairy farmers not for the consumer. It is a matter of fact that under identical conditions the bacteria count of raw milk is significantly lower than pasteurized milk. According to the USDA, the bacteria count of pasteurized milk must be 10,000 or less per milliliter of milk. On the other hand, studies have shown that the bacteria count of raw milk was between four and five hundred per milliliter of milk. So you can see that pasteurization is not for your safety but for added shelf life and for the convenience of the dairy farmer.

According to the USDA’s definition of adulterated milk, pasteurized milk is an adulterated food.

Milk is a well-balanced, nutritious food.  It has been well documented that people have lived for 40 plus years on milk alone. It has also been successfully used in weight loss. If you would like to know more about how to incorporate raw milk into your life, please contact me and I will be glad to help.

Doc Earl

There is something fishy going on

March 5th, 2010

When buying any fish oil product, it is important to look for a 5 to 1 ratio between DHA and EPA.  This is  how it occurs in nature. Also, don’t be afraid to eat a lot of fish.  It is great for you, and you do not need to be concerned about the mercury. It is not a problem.  For more information go to  If you need help in locating a good EPA supplement, click on the contact tab and let me know, or call the clinic and we will get one in the mail to you.

One more point on buying fish, stay away from farm raised and go to wild. Farm raised fish has a lot of arachidonic acid and will cause inflammation.

God bless and have a great day.

Doc Earl

Age Spots

February 25th, 2010

A home remedy for age spots

Would you like to get rid of those ugly age spots?  A great remedy is Castor Oil. Make sure you rub it in very well and do it everyday.

Another great tip for skin care is the use of vitamin C cream to treat sun damage. It is great for us bald guys. Apply it every night before bed. The type of vitamin C cream you use is very important.

In my experience there is only one that works well. If you would like to try this product, go to the contact section of my website and give me your contact information so I can arrange to ship you a jar.

Also this summer be sure to take vitamin F. I can get you the whole food F which is the only one you should use. If you are interested please contact me by phone or email via my web sight and I will make sure you get taken care of.

Hope this helps

Doc Earl

Prescription drugs: Friend or Foe?

February 16th, 2010

Are prescription drugs our friend or our foe? I would like you to answer this question, but before you answer this question, please consider the following information first.

Reputable research has shown that prescription drugs taken as prescribed are the leading cause of death in America, killing more people every year than AIDS, alcohol, and automobile accidents combined.  I am sure that there are certain circumstances in which medication is helpful and possibly life saving; however, the majority of the time, the “cure” is worse than the disease.  This concern is expressed in a quote from  JAMA (Journal of American Medical Association), 1998; 279:1200 and 1216 which states, “Medications, potentially life-saving when used against illness, also can be dangerous and sometimes lethal. In this analysis the investigators determine the proportion of patients hospitalized in the United States who are affected by serious or fatal drug reactions defined as a noxious, unintended, or undesired effect of a drug that occurs at therapeutic doses. The overall rate of serious adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) was 6.7% of hospitalized patients.” The authors estimated that “in 1994, over 2,216,000 hospitalized patients had serious ADR’s and 106, 000 had fatal ADR’s, making these reactions the fifth leading cause of death.” So as to eliminate confusion, the above statistics are different than the third cause of death statistic which is not in hospitals, but rather prescription drugs taken as prescribed outside of hospitals.

The number of iatrogenic deaths, deaths caused by medical error, is staggering. Listed below are a few examples:

1. Medication Errors in Hospitals                         Deaths Per Year              7,000

2. Medical Errors in Hospitals                             Deaths Per Year            20,000

3. Unnecessary Surgery                                    Deaths Per Year            12,000

4. Drug Adverse Events                                     Deaths Per Year            106,000

Acording to USA TODAY, May 2, 2006, these figures may be VERY conservative. USA TODAY is quoted as saying,  ”Studies suggest the FDA’s adverse events reporting systems database captures only 1% to 10% of drug-induced side-effects and deaths, maybe even less than 1%,” says clinical pharmacologist Alastair J.J. Wood, an Associate Dean at Vanderbelt Medical School in Nashville. So the real number of cases is almost certainly much higher.

Finally, I present to you A List of the Best-Selling Drugs in the U.S. (as it appeared in the online version of the New York Times 9/30/04).

These are the top selling drugs in the United States in 2003, their annual sales, what each treats, and the manufacturer. The 2003 data contains the most recently audited figures available.

1. Lipitor, $6.8 billion, cholesterol, Pfizer Inc.

2. Zocor, $4.4 billion, cholesterol, Merck & Co.

3. Prevacid, $4.0 billion, heartburn, TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.

4. Procrit, $3.3 billion, anemia, Johnson & Johnson

5. Zyprexa, $3.2 billion, mental illness, Eli Lilly & Co.

6. Epogen, $3.1 billion, depression, Pfizer Inc.

7. Nexium, $3.1 billion, heartburn, Merck & Co.

8. Zoloft, $2.9 billion, depression, Pfizer Inc.

9. Celebrex, $2.6 billion, arthritis, Pfizer Inc.

10. Neurontin, $2.4 billion, epilepsy, Pfizer Inc.

11. Advair Diskus, $2.3 billion, asthma, GlaxoSmithKline PLC

12. Plavix, $2.2 billion, blood clots, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

13. Norvasc, $2.2 billion, high blood pressure, Pfizer Inc.

14. Effexor XR, $2.1 billion, depression, Wyeth

15. Pravachol, $2.0 billion, cholesterol, Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.

16. Risperdal, $2.0 billion, mental illness, Johnson & Johnson

17. Oxycontin, $1.9 billion, pain, Perdue Pharma

18. Fosamax, $1.8 billion, osteoporosis, Merck & Co.

19. Protonix, $1.8 billion, gastrointestinal reflux disease, Wyeth 20.Vioxx, $1.8 billion, arthritis, Merck & Co.

After reading this list and concidering all that I have shared with you, ask yourself the question: Is the pharmacutical industry concerned about financial gain or providing solutions for disease? You be the judge.

Sugar, how sweet is isn’t

February 10th, 2010

Many of you may know that sugar increases inflammation. What you may not know is that it also compromises your immune system. 6 teaspoons of sugar, which is less than a full can of Coke, will compromise your immune system by 25%.  While 12 teaspoons of sugar will decrease immunity by 60%, 24 teaspoons of sugar will compromise your immune system by 92%.  It also plays a roll in A.D.H.D., in dementia; hypoglycemia; type II diabetes; hyperactivity, and many more.

The amount of sugar consumed in the US is astronomical. It is no wonder that when it comes to longevity, the U.S. ranks 42nd.

There is a very effective and affordable way to curb sugar and carb cravings. If you are a carb queen or king, there is help for you. Just go to the contact tab on this website, let me know your specific challenge, and I will recommend a solution.


Cholesterol Myths

February 6th, 2010

There are several myths surrounding healthy cholesterol  levels.

Cholesterol is presented as harmful, but instead it is a substance vital to the healthy cells of all mammals including humans.

First let us dismiss the myth that there is any such thing as good or bad cholesterol.

The fact is that mental stress, physical activity, and change of body weight may influence the level of blood cholesterol. A high cholesterol is not dangerous by itself but may reflect an unhealthy condition, or it may be totally innocent. For hundreds of years the measure of a “good cholesterol” level was 200 plus your age. That is, if you were age 30 your cholesterol should be 230. This would beg the question, was the level of healthy cholesterol changed by the drug companies to sell more drugs?

On the subject of cholestrol lowering drugs, research has shown Statin drugs inhibit the absorption of Co enzyme Q10 and can lead to heart disease. There is also a possible cause and effect relationship to certain forms of cancer and Statin drugs.

Another myth is that high blood cholesterol promotes atherosclerosis and thus also coronary heart disease, but many studies have shown that people whose blood cholesterol is low are just as prone to atherosclerosis as those whose cholesterol is high.

Still another myth is that diets low in cholesterol are good for you. The reality is that your body produces three to four times more cholesterol than you eat. The production of cholesterol increases when you eat little cholesterol and decreases when you eat a lot. This explains why “low fat” diets cannot lower cholesterol more than a few per cent.

Are all fats good? The answer is no!!! Fats from french fries or deep fried foods are not good for a number of reasons.  On the other hand, fats from animals that have not been shot full of hormones and antibiotics in addition to being feed unhealthy diets can be beneficial.

Our ancestors who lived on fresh wild meat, raw milk, and fresh eggs (which is God’s perfect food) had far less heart disease than there is today.

If you have any questions on your cholesterol and how you can help yourself naturally, please go to the contact section of the website and let me know what your situation is. I will be glad to recommend an appropriate solution.


January 12th, 2010

The purpose of writing this article is to help you understand how I can best serve you in your journey back to optimal health.

Good health care has many facets. In this short article I would like to define and explain the three most important elements needed to help the body help itself back to optimal health.

The first one is good nutrition.  The best nutrients come from organic, unaltered whole foods. The best, most cost effective way to get this is through whole-food supplementation. The proper use of whole-food supplementation is best accomplished through the informed guidance of a health care professional. This guidance should include a professional assessment of the individual’s health concerns and nutritional needs.

The second element is to implement the ancient wisdom of synergistic herbal formulas given to us by Asian medicine.

The third and final element is acupuncture. The role of acupuncture is to reestablish healthy communication of the organ (orb) systems. This in turn leads to homeostasis, the body in a condition of optimal health.

This trio is a powerful and effective way to address the core of most health concerns.

Of course, there are other lifestyle changes that are very important. i.e.: exercise and spiritual/mental health (click on the Spirituality and Healing tab) just to mention a few.

Thirty years of clinical experience have given me the knowledge and ability to effectively implement this trio. If acupuncture cannot be implemented due to a long distance situation, I can very effectively use the assessment tool of Bio Design along with whole-food nutrition and Asian herbal medicine to address the problems.

Please go to the Contact Us tab on the home page of the website and request a consultation. I look forward to hearing from you.

Doc Earl