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A short while ago, I posted an article about herbal smoothie for hydration and nourishment for people having difficulty swallowing as result of radiation treatment for throat cancer.  Several people have asked questions about the benefits of herbal smoothie and its indications.  Here is the detailed information:

The recipe of herbal smoothie calls for:

1 cup of purified water

1 cup of sugar-free soy milk, or rice milk, or almond milk, or coconut milk

1 ripe banana (peeled and sliced)

1 scoop of Herbal Cocktail powder

2 capsules of Yeast-Para Control (break the capsules and use the powder content)

1 capsule of Female Vitality or Male Vitality (break the capsule and use the powder content)

Put the mixture in the blender on high speed for 10 seconds.

Here is the rationale for the above ingredients:

  • Purified water: right consistency of the recipe and hydration
  • Sugar-free soy milk, or rice milk, or almond milk, or coconut milk: smooth taste and protein source
  • Ripe banana: naturally sweet taste and smooth elimination
  • Herbal Cocktail:  High concentration of herbal protein, complex carbohydrates, and digestive enzymes. Nourishing the body and stopping sugar craving.
  • Yeast-Para Control: Removing yeasts and parasites, cleansing toxins, and building immunity.
  • Female Vitalityor Male Vitality: Increasing body strength, stamina, and mental clarity, and uplifting mood.

Please note: 

1)    ALL the recipes on my yeast-free nutritional program contain no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, nor chemicals.  No sweeteners are needed for this herbal smoothie because a ripe banana is natural sweet.  You may alternate banana with Fuji apple, or pear, or papaya for a variety of tastes and nutrients. 

2)    Do not add ice cubes.  When the temperature is icy cold, it prohibits proper absorption.  You may warm up the smoothie to luke warm (body) temperature for tube feeding.

3)    The amount of herbal formulas in this herbal smoothie recipe has been experimented and perfected for a smooth, “non-herby” and delicious taste.  Any deviation may change the taste.

Herbal Smoothie is good for:

  • Difficulty swallowing due to radiation therapy for cancer in the throat area.
  • Difficulty swallowing due to degenerative nervous system such as Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Gastric-intestinal tract (G-I tract) ulcers such as stomach, esophagus, duodenal, or intestinal ulcers
  • Tube feeding for any reason, any age
  • Children who cannot swallow capsules
  • Weight management: Lose fat or gain muscle weight (may add 1 capsule of Fitness Plus for weight loss).
  • Energy boosting for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Lyme disease, etc.

May have one to three servings per day.

 

For telephone consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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As mentioned in the previous article, leaky gut syndrome is not a recognized diagnosis by the western medical establishment.  The symptoms of leaky gut syndrome mimic symptoms discussed in previous articles including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Irritated Bowel Syndrome, Lyme disease, etc.  It does not matter what kind of diagnosis you have, what matters is that you need to get well!

Many medical doctors may say there was “nothing wrong” with you according to their tests; or worse, you were told it was “all in your head” and gave you prescriptions for depression, pain, insomnia, etc.

Based on my more than three decades of clinical experience working with clients with inflammations of the gastric-intestinal tract (GI tract), the following have been the most effective holistic treatment methods:

1)    Yeast-free nutritional program:

If you have been reading my articles, you must be familiar with my yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no alcohol, no caffeine, no nicotine, nor chemicals.  My clients call it “Dr. J’s Eight Commandments”.  You might ask, “How long should I stay on Dr. J’s yeast-free nutritional program?”  This is essentially a nutritional program for life.  This is why I do not label this program a “diet.”  Diets denote a temporary eating habit.  If you want to nourish your body and starve the yeasts and parasites, it is recommended that you stay on our yeast-free nutritional program as much as you can, especially in the first three to six months of the treatment.  When your immunity is stronger, you can “relax” a little bit on the no-no items.  However, you do need to prepare for the consequences whenever you deviate from our yeast-free nutritional program.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

 

2)    Herbal Therapy

Based on my clinical experience, I have found that many diagnoses share the same symptoms of yeast and parasitic infections.  Once we remove excessive yeasts and parasites in the body, the inflammation of the GI tract is under control.  Our Yeast-Para Control formula is designed for this purpose.  According to my best knowledge, our Yeast-Para Control is the only formula that can remove yeasts and parasites simultaneously.  Remember, yeasts and parasites are like Siamese twins.  They must be removed simultaneously from your body in order for you to get well.  Yeast-Para Control loosens the toxins in the body, and Cleansing-Balance Tea flushes the toxins.  The two formulas work synergistically together to remove excess yeasts and parasites.

Herbal Cocktail is essential to repair the damaged linings of stomach and intestines (both small and large intestines).  It’s a high protein herbal drink rich in absorbable nutrients and digestive enzymes.  You can mix with Cleansing-Balance Tea or make a delicious herbal smoothie.

Fatigue and mind fog are common symptoms for people with leaky gut syndrome. The Hormonal Regeneration program (Female Vitality or Male Vitality) gives you calm energy and increases mental clarity and productivity.  These products also improve sex drive. 

The combination of the above formulas would help you experience symptom relief to a greater or lesser degree.  How long do you need to stay on the herbal program?  It depends on your health condition, commitment and budget.  I customize the treatment program to suit your individual needs.

3)    Stress management

Stress is part of life.  No one is immune to it.  Daily meditation, affirmations, prayers, and deep emotional releasing technique, are all very helpful to manage stress effectively.   Read my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, for details.

 

4)    Proper hydration

Drink eight to ten cups of liquid per day to ensure smooth elimination of toxins.  Initially this might seem to worsen the symptoms of diarrhea, but eventually the condition will improve.  Besides, chronic diarrhea can cause dehydration, which in turn can cause many other symptoms, such as muscle cramps.  If you are on our Herbal Detoxprogram, you will be instructed to drink at least six cups of Cleansing-Balance Tea, in addition to our herbal smoothies, soups and water.

5)    Low-impact exercise

When you experience chronic fatigue, the last thing you want to do is exercise.  However, it’s important to “force” yourself to do some low-impact exercise such as slow walking in your neighborhood.  You may start from ten minutes and slowly increase based on your body’s strength.  Exercise generates endorphins (the morphine within – a natural pain killer), and it will help reduce arthritis-like aches and pain.  Fresh air and better blood circulation will also improve your overall well-being.

For telephone consultation on yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com to make an appointment.  Consultation sessions over Skype are also available.  Skype name: academyofvibranthealth. For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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Most available literature would mention lightly that “early diagnosis” and “proper amount of antibiotics” would “cure” Lyme disease.  However, I have found that many Lyme disease diagnostic tests are unreliable. Many patients were not given the diagnosis of Lyme disease by their physicians until after they had suffered a cluster of symptoms for years.  It was only after their disease developed into a stage III (chronic) Lyme disease that people would take notice.

In my more than 30 years of clinical practice, I have not come across any Lyme disease clients that have been “cured by antibiotics.”  They might experience temporary relief of symptoms; however, when their life is stressful, the symptoms would return.  Worse yet, those who have been treated with many courses, or multiple brands and strains of antibiotics for a long period of time, tend to develop a severe case of yeast overgrowth.  That’s the major reason why people with Lyme disease also have candidiasis or other yeast and parasitic infection symptoms.

As long as you keep the immunity strong, you can co-exist with all kinds of microbial organisms in harmony.  Unfortunately, I have found most people with Lyme disease had a “go-go-go” personality.  Physically speaking, they exhaust their energy reserve by overdoing things.  Emotionally speaking, they stressed themselves out by creating constant time-pressured life events.  Spiritually speaking, the universe gives them an opportunity to be humbled, rest and takes good care of their bodies.

Based on the above understanding, my holistic approach is to help my clients with Lyme disease gain a physical, emotional and spiritual balance.  The following are guidelines for holistic treatment:

 

Physical Balance:

In order to strengthen the immunity, it’s important to be on a yeast-free nutritional program containing no sugar, no dairy, no wheat, no yeasts, no caffeine, no alcohol, nor chemicals.  Smokers were also guided to stop smoking, because the above no-no’s and nicotine feed yeasts and parasites.  As mentioned previously, yeast and parasitic infections go hand in hand with Lyme disease because of the liberal use of antibiotics.  To learn what to eat and what to avoid, so that you can nourish your body, and starve your little enemies within, follow my yeast-free cookbook, Healthy and Tasty: Dr. J’s Anti-Yeast Cooking.

Because the common symptoms of Lyme disease include fatigue, mind fog, swollen glands, and shifting aches and pain (which mimic Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and fibromyalgia) herbal therapy is also important to eliminate or reduce these symptoms.  The combination of Herbal Detox (Yeast-Para Control and Cleansing-Balance Tea) and Hormonal Regeneration (Female Vitality or Male Vitality) programs works to increase energy, clear mind fog, stop inflammation, and eliminate aches and pain.  No two individuals have the same symptoms.  Therefore, some individuals may need Herbal Cocktailf or bloating and sugar craving as well.

Exercise is of ultimate importance for people with Lyme disease.  Exercise improves blood circulation and generates endorphins; this in turn, helps reduce or eliminate aches and pain.  When you are fatigued, the last thing you want to do is exercise.  Just start with slow walking for 10 minutes around the block, then gradually increase the amount of time and vigor when your body becomes stronger.

 

Emotional Balance:

The precursor of Lyme disease is usually an overactive, stressful lifestyle.  Meditation, prayers, deep emotional releasing technique, etc. are very useful self-administered stress management techniques.  Stress is a part of life.  If managed properly, stress can motivate you to move forward. 

Carrying negative emotions such as anger, resentment, fear, regret, and guilt is like driving a car with the hand break on.  It causes wear and tear on your immunity.   Therefore, it’s important to clear the “unfinished” business.

In my book, Breaking the Yeast Curse: Food and Unconditional Love for Magic Healing, there are detailed instructions of these stress management techniques.  Use them, and you will have an easier and more enjoyable life! 

 

Spiritual Balance:

Some people felt false relief when they received a diagnosis of Lyme disease from their physicians.  Antibiotics are considered “magic bullets” in western medical establishments.  Through their continued suffering, patients realize this is not true.  If you are spiritual, you might wonder why your life is ruined by such tiny creatures like ticks (only the size of poppy or sesame seeds). This is a way designed by the universe to humble you and “encourage” you to take good care of yourself.  Your body is a temporary home for your soul.  However, in order to have a smoother spiritual journey, you still need to take good care of this temporary home.

There is also a possibility that you have abused or misused your power to control people.  Therefore, you are given an “opportunity” to learn how it’s like to be controlled by tiny creatures like ticks.  If you apologize to the universe for this possibility and vow that you will never make the same mistake again, you might feel peace and harmony with the universe and with yourself.

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Lyme disease is a health challenge in America and Europe.  It may be one of the most fastest growing epidemics in the world.   According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, “There is considerable underreporting of Lyme disease…. The actual infection rate may be 1.8 million, 10 times higher than the 180,000 cases currently reported.”

The major reason for under reporting of Lyme disease is the difficulty in diagnosing the disease.  In addition to the spirochete, the saliva of the ticks carries several microbial organisms that cause “co-infections.”  

Most laboratories like to present themselves as having reliable tests for Lyme disease, when in fact they often miss the diagnosis by misinterpreting the results.  Whether the diagnosis is accurate or not, health professionals need to pay special attention to the symptoms experienced by their patients.  As described in the previous article, symptoms experienced by each individual may vary.  The most common symptoms include bulls-eye skin rash, fever, fatigue, mind fog, swollen lymph glands, depression, shifting aches and pain, crawling sensation under the skin, etc.  All these symptoms mimic yeast and parasitic infections, fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and many others.

The most common treatment is taking many courses of strong antibiotics with the hope that all the infections would be cleared up quickly.  Unfortunately, most symptoms become chronic and recurrent, because antibiotics actually destroy the immunity and create more perpetual health problems due to yeast overgrowth.

 

In the next article, I will discuss the holistic treatment for this encroaching epidemic of Lyme disease.  Stay tuned!

For consultation on holistic treatment for Lyme disease, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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What is Lyme Disease?

Lyme disease is caused by tick bites.  Deer ticks that carry Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria can spread the disease when they feed on the blood of animals and humans.  The size of ticks is usually likened to a poppy seed or sesame seed.

Lyme disease was named after a town called Lyme in Connecticut, because there were a number of cases reported in that town in 1975.

 

How do people get Lyme Disease?

Ticks that carry the disease thrive in heavily-wooded or grassy areas, including your backyard or the park.  If you live or spend time in those areas, there’s a higher likelihood you will get tick bites. 

Can you prevent Lyme Disease?

If you take commonsense precautions, you can reduce the likelihood of being bitten by infected ticks.  For example:  wear long socks, use insect-repellent, wear high boots, etc., when you are in a grassy or heavily-wooded environment.

What do I do if I find ticks on my skin?

Use a tweezer to carefully pull out the entire body of the tick.  Don’t use oil or cream to crush the tick body because that might cause the ticks to release the bacteria in your skin.

What are the symptoms of Lyme Disease?

The acute symptoms include bulls-eye skin rash, fever, fatigue, shifting aches and pain, depression, and swollen lymph glands which mimic many other diseases such as yeast and parasitic infections, fibromyalgia or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. In many cases, there are no acute but chronic symptoms.

In the next articles, I will discuss diagnosis and treatment for Lyme disease.  Stay tuned.

For consultation on holistic treatment for Lyme disease, yeast-free nutrition, herbal detox, hormonal imbalance, weight control, stress management, and spiritual counseling, please call us at (800) 715-3053, or (818) 472-2213, or send an e-mail to drj@drjsbest.com.  Consultation sessions over Skype or the telephone are available.  For more information, visit our website: www.drjsbest.com.

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