More On “Pinktober”


Well, I meant to do a follow-up on the previous post Just Say No To “Pinktober”? long before now, but other things have been vying for my attention. Better late than never though, right? And it IS still Pinktober, er, October.🙂

Anyway, if you or a family member or friend have been affected by cancer (which, unfortunately, is probably just about everyone), then I think it’s more than worth your time to read the previous article and this one. Awareness is the first step toward informed action and the ability to create better health and well-being for us all!

First up, the “Cliff Notes” version of an article about cancer research from The Truth About Cancer. Then, some depressing statistics having to do with the Susan G Komen For the Cure Foundation from Magdalena Wszelaki, and information about how hormone imbalance can play a key role in the cause of breast cancer…..


Stopping the Cure: Why Cancer Research isn’t Focused On the True Cause of Cancer


Article Summary

  • In the past 50 years hundreds of billions of dollars have been poured into cancer research. However all that research has failed to keep the incidence of cancer from continuing to increase.
  • There is a very good explanation for why cancer research has failed so badly… it has been directed away from the true main cause of most cancer – toxins.
  • If toxins were recognized as primary causers of cancer, this would focus attention on the industries which produce toxins as well as the companies whose products contain toxins.
  • To ensure the spotlight is kept off toxins, cancer-causing companies have placed representatives in key positions in both government agencies and non-profit organizations. These include the National Cancer Institute, the American Cancer Society (ACS), and the Breast Cancer Awareness Movement.
  • The cancer industry is a multi-billion dollar industry. The inescapable reality is that all those profits, salaries, and perks can only be maintained if we do NOT find a cure for cancer.
  • There are cancer organizations out there who appear to be independent of ulterior influences and are working to actually make a difference. A partial list includes:
    • The Independent Cancer Research Foundation
    • The Annie Appleseed Project
    • The Cancer Prevention Coalition
    • The Breast Cancer Fund

You can read the full article here:

And during the first part of October I received this e-mail from Magdalena Wszelaki at Hormones Balance titled “Pink Ribbons– Help or Scam?” with more eye-opening statistics and information about how she believes hormone imbalances are a key cause of breast cancer……

You will be hearing it everywhere throughout October: “Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and you will be seeing Pink Ribbons on products, websites, marches, runs and events.

I have a problem with all of it.

For one, “awareness” is passive knowledge. Most women know that breast cancer is a serious issue and it’s not going away. 1 in 7 women will develop breast cancer.

“Awareness” has turned into an industry of the pharmaceutical companies and their stooges (allopathic doctors) sending us for mammograms, MRIs and biopsies.

As educated women, we are well aware of breast cancer. And what do you do? Go and get scanned as a “routine procedure.” You check your breasts for lumps. And every time you feel something, a moment of panic sets in.

I’ve been there. At first I was in denial for a few months, and then my partner forced me to get them checked out.

That fear. That uncertainty. That internet search that brings even more questions and anxiety.

Breast Cancer “awareness” creates a false sense of security that you are going to be OK. And, it takes us away from one key thing that most women do not do enough of: PREVENTION.


“Awareness” IS NOT prevention. Awareness is waiting.

There are many reasons I dislike Pink Ribbons and here are a few (gathered by my friend Chris from Chris Beat Cancer):

*  Only 21% of money that Susan G. Komen for the Cure raises goes to cancer research “for the cure.”

*In 2010, Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnered with KFC who sold pink buckets of chicken “for the cure.” Apparently the folks at Komen don’t know that fast food consumption is directly linked to obesity, and that obesity is the 2nd leading cause of cancer.

*In 2011, Susan G. Komen for the Cure created and sold a perfume called “Promise Me” containing potentially cancer-causing toxic ingredients coumarin, oxybenzone, and toluene. After criticism, they pulled it from the market.

*In 2012, Komen Founder/CEO Nancy Brinker was paid $684,717, a 64% increase from her $417,000 salary in 2011. And this was AFTER a big drop in donations and half their 3-Day races were canceled.

* In 2013, Susan G. Komen for the Cure partnered with Real Water to sell pink water bottles, even though disposable plastic water bottles contain BPA, which is linked to breast cancer tumor growth.

*In 2014, Komen partnered with Maybelline, a company that is well known to use the very chemicals linked to estrogen dominance (and the leading cause of cancer).

*As a result of some of the shenanigans above, in 2014, Charity Navigator downgraded Susan G. Komen for the Cure to 2 stars (out of 4).

So no, I will not be going to marches and runs. I wont be buying products with Pink Ribbons on them. More importantly: Pink Ribbons makes you disillusioned that “all that support” will save you and other women.

That is far from truth.

Millions of dollars are poured into research and yes, some of it is needed. But let’s not forget about this basic fact:


A hormonal imbalance that can easily be managed and reversed with FOOD, supplements, herbs and lifestyle choices (like your cosmetics, skin care products etc).

Let’s shift gears and go into actions (and let’s move away from just passive “awareness”).

What can you do to prevent breast cancer?

Lots. My team and I have worked really hard for the past month to create a lot of new resources for you on the types of breast cancers, what can you do to reverse estrogen dominance (ED) to reduce your risks.

This is what I suggest you do:

*Step 1* : take this quiz to figure out if you have symptoms of ED:

*Step 2*: read our new article “The Breast Cancer and Estrogen Link. 15 Ways to Prevent and Manage Breast Cancer Naturally” : https://www.hormonesbalance. com/articles/breast-cancer- estrogen-link-risk/

*Step 3*: share this info with women who:
a.      have a history of breast cancers; themselves or in the family
b.      have a history of breast lumps
c.      have a history of thyroid nodules or cancer, uterine polyps, ovarian cancer or endometriosis (all connected to ED)

I hope you find our new resources empowering. Among all the hormonal imbalanced, I find ED to be the easiest to reverse and manage, so I hope you jump on board and get started too!


P.S. After adopting a Estrogen Dominance Protocol, my breast lumps have disappeared in 2 months. I outlined many of the things I did in this article:

https://www.hormonesbalance. com/articles/breast-cancer- estrogen-link-risk/

More posts to check out:

Is Breast Cancer A Fungus?

Foods That Kill Cancer Stem Cells That Radiation And Chemo Don’t

Thought-provoking Article On Cancer

And unfortunately certain cancer organizations are not the only places to reconsider donating your funds. There are a number of charities that have bad track records for not spending monies where/how they’re supposed to, plus giving people in charge huge salaries and perks. Just the other day on Facebook there was a post asking that people NOT donate to the Red Cross to help victims of the hurricane. I’d heard and read in the past about the Red Cross not being the best place to donate to, as far as very little of the resources actually being used to help the people in need, but wasn’t sure how true that was. Interestingly, there were many people who left comments on the post about their terrible experiences w/ the Red Cross and its misuse of funds. And the video that was part of the post gave some eye-opening statistics of how little got spent on actual aid relief several years ago in Haiti. So, just do your research before you go shelling out your dollars.



p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow, so you don’t miss out on future posts. And check out the To Your Health page of my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Just Say No To “Pinktober”?!


As I’ve gotten more and more into alternative health and learned about the huge problems with our mainstream/conventional healthcare system and the disastrous effect Big Pharma has had on the well-being of our country, I have come to view the Pink Ribbon campaign with sadness and disdain. I’m sure there are many involved with the movement who have their heart in the right place, but I think the American public should know more about what’s really behind all the hype and false display of compassionate caring and search for a cure.

That’s why I was delighted to come across this article by Brittany at A Healthier Happy. It’s chock full of eye-opening facts and information that everyone should at least be aware of, so they can make better informed health decisions. And it’s exactly what I would write (except better!), had I written something myself, so it’s wonderful that Brittany has saved me the time and effort.

Please take the time to read and share this insightful take on “Pinktober” and the cancer industry, and also check out the free live-stream event mentioned at the end of the post that’s being put on by the people behind The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest series….



Pink Ribbon Problem Part 1:“Pinkwashing” the Truth

Welcome to October, everyone! Or, shall I say, Pinktober?

Before I begin, I want to show love and respect for the millions of brave women (and men!) fighting breast cancer as I write this. The strength and courage of cancer patients and survivors is nothing short of remarkable, and it makes me so angry that this disease rips apart people’s lives indiscriminately, like a hurricane.

My anger isn’t just at the disease, though, but also at the way we as a society approach the disease. That, lovely readers, is what I want to discuss.

October, as you know, is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM). Everything goes pink, from the lids of Yoplait yogurt to the gloves of NFL football players. The campaign encourages early detection and mammograms.

That’s what you know. But there’s much you don’t know. More accurately, it’s what we’re not “supposed” to think about. So let’s change that, shall we?

The Root of It All – Who Stands to Profit?

NBCAM was founded in October 1985, as a partnership between the American Cancer Society and the pharmaceutical division of Imperial Chemical Industries (now part of AstraZeneca). From square one, NBCAM existed to drive home the point that mammography is simply the best way to detect, and thereby fight, breast cancer.

You may find it odd for a pharmaceutical company to sponsor a battle that, if won, would decimate their profits. Think of it this way, though – the more people diagnosed with breast cancer, the more people need treatment for said cancer. Yeah, you’re “saving lives,” but also creating massive cash flow.

AstraZeneca is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, and a leading manufacturer of tamoxifen (one of the most commonly-prescribed cancer drugs, especially for breast cancer). The global market for tamoxifen alone was $675 million in 2015, and projected to be $683 million by 2022.

Fun Fact: Tamoxifen is listed as a carcinogen on the American Cancer Society’s web page. The list was compiled by two agencies – the International Agency for Research on Cancer and the US National Toxicology Program.

It’s important to understand that pharmaceutical companies have diverse portfolios. Many also produce pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides, which are (spoiler alert!) carcinogens in and of themselves, and contribute to cancer rates via their use in the food industry, water contamination from use, and from pollution caused by their manufacture.

Take, for example, the household-name company Bayer, who’s in the process of buying Monsanto. Monsanto, as you may know, is the agrochemical/agricultural biotech company that the world wishes would be consumed by a sinkhole for its egregious crimes against humanity/environment. Bayer has many skeletons dancing in its own closet, but is forking over $66 billion to be inextricably linked to Monsanto and its devil-spawn products. This includes its crowning glory, the carcinogenic pesticide glyphosate (aka “Round-Up”), the use of which is wisely being banned in other countries, but booming in the U.S.

This probably goes without saying, but if the Bayer-Monsanto merger is legally approved by regulators, Bayer will never get one cent of my money again. Curious how much Bayer is already in your home? Check out their full product listing.

AstraZeneca is just as diverse. Along with Monsanto, one of the top four biotech companies (which together account for almost 100% of the genetically engineered [GMO] seed market and 60% of the global pesticide market) is a company called Syngenta. (Syngenta has been under the radar in comparison to Monsanto, but is now making news due to a GMO seed-related lawsuit.) Well, here’s the kicker. Syngenta is a subsidiary of none other than AstraZeneca, our dear founder of NBCAM.

As you can see, pharm companies don’t just “make medicine” but actually are dangerously involved in our food industry (pesticides and GMO seeds) as well. Essentially, “Big Pharma” and “Big Agriculture” are one and the same. How does this tie in? As I mentioned, pollution from pesticide production and use contributes to environmental cancer risks, especially in our water supplies. The dangers of GMOs include a rise in food allergies (thus creating a need for medicating those allergies) and increased cancer risk (due to the extreme amount of pesticides that GMOs are genetically modified to withstand without dying, which you consume while eating them).

Gee, isn’t it awfully convenient for companies like AstraZeneca to have a hand in the cause and the “cure”?

To this day, AstraZeneca is still driving NBCAM. In ’93, they established the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation (separating it from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals) to muddy the link between AstraZeneca and NBCAM. The A.Z. HealthCare Foundation page states that they “support” NBCAM, but on another page, they more accurately refer to NBCAM as, “A program of the AstraZeneca Healthcare Foundation”.

Fun Fact: The original website for NBCAM (, which is now a broken link, used to show clear ownership by the A.Z. HealthCare Foundation. Courtesy of WayBackMachine’s archive, you can actually still access the old site and click around, to see that it was in fact copyrighted by the A.Z. HealthCare Foundation.

The main takeaway? Cancer is not only a disease – it is an industry, and an unbelievably profitable one at that. Not just for Big Pharma, but for every stakeholder involved, from the treatment centers to the manufacturers of mammography machines. If breast cancer truly disappeared tomorrow, billions upon billions of dollars would be lost.

The Prevention Problem

Okay, so October hits, it’s now National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is everywhere. Great, right? Well, not so fast.

The most glaring thing about NBCAM is that it promotes early detection and treatment. That sounds well and good, but when you really examine what the media throws in women’s faces all October, there’s a not-so-subtle suggestion that breast cancer is inevitable, and that all we can do is detect it early.

You know what works better than early detection? Prevention!

Yes, absolutely, for those who do already have it, early detection is key. No doubt about that. (However, this raises an entire topic all its own – the risks involved with yearly screenings, plus the risk of false positives, and the dangers of over-treating incidences of cancer. Read more.)

But what about those who don’t have it? For those people, prevention should be key, and that’s the topic that gets sorely neglected.

I went to the websites of some major breast cancer resources, and found the same shocking absence of preventative information virtually across the board.

Here’s one example, the American Breast Cancer Foundation. When I saw the link “Be Proactive!” under the “EDUCATION” menu, I hoped to see genuinely helpful preventative info, but was sorely disappointed. Clearly, their idea of being proactive is unrelated to being preventative:


Still trying to hold out hope, I went to the “Can I Stop It From Happening?” link, also under the “EDUCATION” menu. The link to Protective Factors is prefaced by the following:

“There is no definite way to prevent breast cancer; however there are steps you can take to help lower your chances of developing it. In this section we will discuss breast cancer prevention and protective factors you can take part in to keep your body as healthy as possible.”

So, I clicked the “What is a Protective Factor?” link, and found this pitiful section:


Since the page has large pics and requires scrolling, making it difficult to screen shot, allow me to copy-paste the text that’s “supposed” to help women reduce their breast cancer risk. It says, and I quote:

  • Exercise

Although it is unclear how much exercise is needed, studies have shown that physical activity may reduce your risk of developing breast cancer.

  • Diet and Nutrition

No specific food or diet has been proven to prevent breast cancer; however, diet and nutrition are very important factors which can help maintain your overall health.

  • Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding your child may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer. The risk lowers even more, the longer you continue to breastfeed.

I kid you not, this is it. Three utterly vague, horribly uninformative, lazy bullet points. Three!

The lack of real advice here, and across the other sites, genuinely makes me want to cry. Or punch something. Maybe both. I’m mad, seriously legit mad, over this.

Most importantly, where is the bullet point for avoiding carcinogens? The other sites all ignored toxins too, but at least had a “Don’t Smoke” bullet point – this one doesn’t even do that! Don’t get me wrong, though. Even if they do tell women not to smoke, it’s still lacking. Why? Because that doesn’t even begin to address the other carcinogens we’re exposed to daily, most of which are in our control, that also affect cancer risk.

Seeing “Breast Cancer Awareness” for What It Really Is

I’m sorry, but isn’t this making sitting ducks out of women, this assumption that we’re all walking cases of undiagnosed breast cancer?

“Alright gals, let’s wear our pink ribbon and wait for it to happen to us! It’s fine, because they’re telling us how to catch it early and then (maybe) fix it with a regimen of poison that (most definitely) will leave us in financial ruin, and at risk for secondary cancer caused by the treatment. All’s well that ends well!”

No. Just no. Seriously, at what point did this become the norm!? “Awareness” does not equal prevention when it’s being handled like this!

Instead of addressing the causes of cancer, they want to sweep it under the rug and slap a pink ribbon on it, hoping no one notices. The mention of “carcinogens” is stricken from awareness campaigns to protect the guilty, while the innocent suffer.

Our attention is repetitively redirected to “The Cure” with a skill rivaling that of the world’s most talented illusionists. As long as the focus is on the detection and treatment of skyrocketing cancer rates rather than its underlying causes, the guilty are kept safe. Nothing will change. Those parties causing cancer will keep on doing so, and those who profit from our nation’s sickness will keep getting richer.

The threats are in our products, food, water, air, soil, you name it – but who is truly looking out for us? Very, very few. The government turns a blind eye, and would rather line its pockets with lobbying funds than protect us. Overall, the medical establishment profits from the illness of its customers, so our wellness really isn’t in their best interest, now, is it? The media outlets are all owned by the same six mega corporations, so broadcasting contains exactly the messages The Powers That Be want you to receive about “cancer awareness” – nothing more, nothing less.

Fun Fact: NBC (who broadcasts NFL games, whose players don pink ad nauseum during October for “awareness”) is owned by General Electric, who – guess what! -manufactures mammography machines. Are you starting to see the web of profit?

Are you mad yet? As frustrating as this may all be, turn that frustration into determination.

Each person has the power to break this cycle, to take preventative measures, every single day. This is not accomplished by running races clad in pink or buying a box of pizza rolls with pink ribbon packaging. It can only happen when we collectively wake up and realize that the cause of cancer is all around us, and that we alone have the ability to protect ourselves and our families.


FYI, Brittany is planning a Part II of this post, where she’ll discuss ways to help protect yourself, and share tips for “pinking wisely” this October. Also, I have another article I want to share in the next couple of days that has even more facts and figures about how the American public is being “pinkwashed” (hoodwinked), plus information about how hormone imbalance is one of the main causes of breast cancer and what you can do to play it safe.

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Related Self-help Health posts:

Is Breast Cancer A Fungus?

Foods That Kill Cancer Stem Cells That Radiation And Chemo Don’t

Thought-provoking Article On Cancer



p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow, so you don’t miss out on future posts. And check out the To Your Health page of my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.




Great Overall Health, Detox And Cleanse Resource!


Wow, I came across this the other day when someone posted it on Facebook. Such a good, in-depth article about ways and means to be healthier. Some of the items mentioned have been featured on this blog (oil pulling, rebounding, lemon water, dry brushing, etc.), but this is a nice compilation of a lot of helpful information for improved health and well-being all in one place. One reason I am featuring it here is so I will always know where to find all the information myself.🙂


23 Great Ways To Painlessly Cleanse Your Whole Body


A lot of people hear the word “detox” or “cleanse” and immediately have images of starvation and painful detox symptoms. In reality, there are a lot of things you can do on a daily basis to gently cleanse and nourish your body! In the long run, these habits can be more effective than intense short-term detox plans and for many, much more realistic.


1) Water

Water makes up more than half of your body weight. It is vital to every cell, organ, system and function that goes on in your body. It is especially important for the lymphatic system because it is what flushes your body of toxins and unneeded substances. Without the consistent flow of water coming in and out, your body will become like a stagnant puddle of water – yuck!

Start off your morning with a warm glass of fresh squeezed lemon water and – if you’re daring – add some baking soda. Both lemon and baking soda will normalize the pH of your body, are anti-carcinogenic, anti fungal, antibacterial and will pull toxins from your bloodstream. What better way to start off your morning?

For more info on lemon water and using structured water: 

Lemon Water: Better Than Lemonade

Structured Water: H2OMG!


2) Meditation

Cleansing the mind is just as important – if not more so – than cleansing the body. Meditation gives you a space to breathe and let go of racing thoughts and emotions. You can take five minutes to meditate, or 60 – whatever you feel you need. There are a lot of meditation aids online such as Alpha Waves, which plays music specifically formulated to help the mind relax and focus



3) Juicing with dandelion greens

Juicing is one of the most powerful ways to flood your tired body with micronutrients and flush out all the bad guys. Dandelions are a natural diuretic that help the kidneys filter through excess water and salt. They also cleanse the liver (one of your hardest working detox organs), are loaded with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins and act as an anti-inflammatory. We highly recommend adding dandelion greens to your juice or smoothies! Don’t have time to juice? Try our superfood-packed green drink powder Organifi.



The Lymphatic System is an intricate network of nodes, ducts and vessels throughout your body that moves lymph from the body tissue to the bloodstream. Since it’s circulating through your body and is key to cleaning out toxins and waste, it’s an important point of focus when it comes to detoxification. A popular way to smooth out the flow of your lymph system is called dry brushing, which is the process of running a brush in specific, continuous, circular motions across your skin, upwards towards your heart. To ensure cleansing, add in some rebounding (physical aerobic activity) to your days to make your brushing efforts worthwhile (plus rebounding is fun!).



5) Hydrotherapy

After dry brushing, hop in the shower and alternate between 1-2 minutes of hot water and 30 seconds of cold. You can do this 3-5 times during your shower. If the cold is too unbearable at first, try lukewarm and work your way to cold. This type of hydrotherapy increases circulation and lymphatic flow, as well as boosts your immune system and metabolism. Once you get used to it, these shower cycles should actually feel pretty good!


6) Workout (qi gong)

Qi = life force and vital energy. Gong = accomplishment or skill. Qi Gong = Cultivating energy. It is an ancient Chinese health care system that uses physical postures, specific breathing techniques and mental focus to help cleanse the body and stimulate energy flow. It is one of the best ways to find relief from anxiety and cultivate inner peace. Even taking 10 minutes out of your day to do qi gong or a similar exercise will boost your productivity and mental performance.

Try it for yourself! Here’s how.


7) Stretching

We are always so busy going about our days tending to our responsibilities and obligations, that it’s easy to forget to stop and stretch out our body. Taking the time to stretch gives you the chance to ease out your tensed up muscles and keep your body functioning at a top-notch level. I’m sure you’ve noticed on occasion that while you’re sitting at a table or desk, your shoulders are hunched up. This causes all sorts of problems. Stretching is also a great way to rejuvenate your body and cleanse it through slow, steady motions and movements. These movements help increase the circulation throughout your body and stimulate the release of toxins.

Related post: Unkink With These 12 Yoga Poses


8) Bone Broth In The AM

Bone broth is something your grandmother probably believed in (and she’s a smart lady!). This is an affordable, nutrient and mineral dense addition to anyone’s diet. It is particularly high in magnesium, calcium, amino acids and phosphorus and is believed to help reduce cellulite. You can use bones from beef, lamb, bison, fish, and birds. This is an immune boosting drink for when you’re sick and is also great for the digestive system.


9) Turn Off The News

CNN = Constant Negative News. The news is a money-making industry just like any other. Depressing and/or shocking news sells more than happy and uplifting news. Turn off the TV to cleanse your mind and clear your time for something more uplifting, like a walk outdoors or time with loved ones. If you are looking for drastic changes in your mental and physical health, try taking an entire week to do a media and electronics fast.


10) Sound Therapy

Because we are constantly surrounded by noise and disturbances, our ears start to become desensitized towards the higher pitched sound frequencies. This sort of therapy is designed to help restore that sensitivity again. When our sensitivity to sound frequencies grows dull, it also begins to decrease our energy, increases our irritability to sound and can be a contributor to other health issues. Here is an example of sound therapy for you to enjoy.


For the rest of the article, including information about oxygen therapy, reflexology, music therapy, steam therapy, intermittent fasting, foam rolling and more, go to:

23 Great Ways To Painlessly Cleanse Your Whole Body



p.s. Be sure to give Self-help Health a follow, so you don’t miss out on future posts. And check out the To Your Health page of my website Evolution Made Easier and my other blog for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.


Multiple Health Tips: Round 6


Here we go with another post where I give you multiple short self-help tips, rather than feature information on one particular topic….Hope you find these informative and useful!




# 1 – This first tip from the Floracopeia blog is actually multiple tips in one, but then it has to do with coconut oil, so that’s not surprising. I’ve done a number of posts about this wonderful health aid, but this tip does a good job of reminding us of some of its main uses and benefits….

  • Health and Beauty Food: There are well documented advantages for including coconut and coconut oil in your diet. It supports a healthy inflammatory response, purifies the digestive tract, works to balance the microflora in the intestinal tract, nourishes the connective tissue, and lubricates the joints to name a small few. It’s a great addition to smoothies, healthy treats and is superior for baking, frying and sautéing.
  • Best Coconut, Turmeric Golden MilkIn a blender, combine 2 cups of warm to hot (but not boiling) water, 1 TBSP of our coconut oil, 3/4 cup of coconut milk powder, 1 heaping TBSP of organic turmeric powder (or 1 inch peeled fresh), 1 inch peeled fresh ginger root, and pinch of sea salt. Blend for approximately 2 minutes on high. Pour into a mug. Add raw honey or stevia powder as desired. You can strain the ‘milk’ for increased creaminess and smooth texture.
  • Hair Masque: The good fats in coconut oil are hydrating and protective against damage. It can increase the overall health of the hair, contributing to enhanced shine and luster. One study shows it has some minor benefits as a sunscreen, blocking approximately 15% of the sun’s ultraviolet rays (great for color treated hair). Restorative Overnight Hair Masque: Apply 1-2 TBPS of coconut oil onto dry hair, making sure to totally saturate the ends. Lay a hand towel over the pillow to protect it from the oil.  Wash out in the morning with a hydrating, gentle shampoo.  A very small amount (size of a pencil eraser) can be used on dry ends to defrizz, hydrate and boost luster.
  • Superior Gum Serum and Oil Pulling Agent: Coconut oil is purifying and nourishing for the teeth and gums, wonderful for tackling existing challenges and preventing future problems.  To soothe angry gums and purify the entire mouth, apply to gums as needed. It can be used as an oil pulling agent. Use 1 TBPS (or more) of coconut oil to ‘pull’ through the teeth to mechanically remove debris and pathogenic factors from hard to reach places between the teeth.


Related Self-help Health posts: Oil Pulling: Can You Say Go Swish?Coconut Oil: Multi-purpose Health Aid and Holiday Toddy For Terrific Health

# 2 – It’s important to understand what the sticker on your favorite fruit or
veggie means.  Here’s a breakdown: 9 is organic, 8 is GMO, 4 is conventional, and 3 is irradiated.

# 3 – An easy and natural way to clean your oven using two of the most popular self-help aids baking soda and vinegar…..

# 4 –  Here’s a trick for ripening an avocado pronto from Pure Wow!

How to Ripen an Avocado in 10 Minutes

Don’t settle for the store-bought stuff–here’s a foolproof trick to making avocados soft and creamy in minutes.

What you need: A baking sheet, tinfoil and that hard-as-a-rock avocado

What you do: Wrap the whole fruit in tinfoil and set it on the baking sheet. Pop it in the oven at 200°F for ten minutes, or until the avocado is soft (depending on how hard it is, it could take up to an hour to soften). Remove it from the oven, then put your soft, ripe avocado into the fridge until it cools.

Why this works: Avocados produce ethylene gas, which is typically released slowly, causing the fruit to ripen. But as the avocado bakes in tinfoil, the gas surrounds it, putting the ripening process into hyper-drive. Guac and avocado toast for all!


# 5 – Got a canker sore? Try this remedy from a Natural News article about using that wonderful, multi-purpose health aid baking soda…..

A simple way to use baking soda for canker sores is gargling with a mixture of baking soda and tepid water. Do it twice per day for a relief. Baking soda treats canker sores in several ways:

  • It helps reduce the acid level that irritates the pain caused by canker sore;
  • It helps reduce the swelling and inflammation because of its anti-inflammatory properties;
  • It helps kill the bacteria and cure infections thanks to the anti-bacteria, anti-fungal and anti-septic properties;
  • It also helps balance the pH levels of the mouth and get rid of the infections away from the mouth

Related Self-help Health Post: Baking Soda: Multi-purpose Health, Home & Beauty Aid

Propolis For Canker Sores


# 6 – A quick tip from using witch hazel as a hair treatment…..

Witch hazel can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment to add shine and diminish the appearance of frizz. Add some to a spray bottle, spray all over dry hair and then hop in the shower.


# 7 – According to an article from Easy Health Options along with turmeric, red grapes, green tea, and acai berries, onions are one of the top 5 inflammation fighting foods….

It turns out that, due to their polyphenol content, onions are more effective inflammation fighters than a lot of other vegetables, including broccoli, spinach, asparagus and red lettuce. However, red onions contain more polyphenols than yellow onions, so keep that in mind next time you’re picking out your produce. And speaking of red onions, try this easy recipe from Wellness Mama:

Simple Pickled Red Onions Recipe (In Less Than 5 Minutes)


These simple but sophisticated pickled red onions add incredible flavor to any dish. Take 5 minutes and make them right now!
  • 1 medium size red onion
  • ½ cup (plus a little extra) white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: Other seasonings like 1 teaspoon chili powder or garlic powder for flavor
  1. Thinly slice the onions, leaving them in rings for easy use.
  2. Carefully place the rings into a pint size jar and sprinkle with the salt and other seasonings.
  3. Pour the vinegar over the rings to fill the jar and put the lid on.
  4. Leave at room temperature for two hours so flavors can meld.
  5. Transfer to the refrigerator for up to two weeks (though ours are usually gone in a couple of days!)


# 8 – Want to know if your body is more acidic or more alkaline? Here’s a simple experiment from The Alternative Daily you can do to find out….

Are You Acidic or Alkaline? Take the Sour Lemon Test

Squeeze the juice from one-half of a fresh, organic lemon into eight ounces of purified, lukewarm water and drink it on an empty stomach.While you’re drinking it, notice the taste of the lemon water. If it has a strong sour taste, your body is very acidic. If it’s not sour at all, or even tastes like lemonade to you (without the sugar), your body is in a healthier, more alkaline state.

Now, depending on a) your ratio of lemon juice to water; b) body’s level of acidity; and c) consistency in daily intake, the “taste” of lemon water should eventually not be sour at all.

Related Self-help Health post: The All-important pH Factor

# 9 -How to keep basil fresh for 2 weeks……

The Secret to Keeping Basil Fresh for Two Weeks

From homemade pesto to caprese salad to infused water, basil is a quintessential culinary accoutrement. But as wonderful as this herb is, it’s also a pain in the butt. After a day or two in the fridge, it’s usually brown and wilted. Luckily, we discovered a trick for prolonging its shelf life. Follow these simple steps and you’ll have fresh basil for up to two weeks. 

What you need: Kitchen shears, a glass or mason jar and a plastic bag (Ziploc or grocery bags work fine).

What you do: Trim the bottoms of the basil stems under running water (just like you would with flowers). Put the bunch in a glass of water, then drape a plastic bag loosely over the leaves. Leave it out on your countertop.

Why you do it: It’s not exactly as chic as a bouquet of peonies, but this arrangement allows the basil to breathe (it enables the plant to release the ethylene gas that usually causes the leaves to shrivel and brown) while keeping a humid environment inside the plastic bag. It’s almost like a mini greenhouse. Oh, and an extra bonus—it makes your kitchen smell amazing.




# 10 – Here’s something from Shared Food that might be fun to try with the kids whenever fresh strawberries are in season…..


# 11 – The Awakening from Alzheimer’s event recently started and you can still catch many of the presentations…..

Wednesday, September 21st – World Alzheimer’s Day – with the premiere of the groundbreaking new video series, Awakening from Alzheimer’s!

Over 12 days, 14 expert doctors will share groundbreaking medical and nutritional information on how to reverse Alzheimer’s and dementia and prevent it from ever happening to you.

These experts are on the cutting edge of Alzheimer’s breakthroughs and are blazing the trail to stop this terrible and costly disease in its tracks, and it’s totally free!

Click here to watch the trailer and register.

Here’s what you can expect to discover during this video series:

  • How medications can create FALSE Alzheimer’s symptoms
  • The superfood that can reverse Alzheimer’s
  • How a ketogenic diet can help your brain function again
  • How one protocol can reverse your Alzheimer’s
  • How to spot Alzheimer’s risk before symptoms even occur
  • The link between sleep and Alzheimer’s
  • And much more!

Related Self-help Health post: Natural Ways To Treat Alzheimer’s


# 12 – And today’s last tip is another free resource that’s coming up soon…..

Dr. Tom O’Bryan has been traveling the world interviewing over 75 autoimmunity experts for his upcoming 7-part documentary movie event, The Betrayal Series.

SEVEN movies in fact, co-starring familiar faces like Drs. Sara Gottfried, Mark Hyman, Datis Kharrazian, Dan Kalish, Hyla Cass, and Jill Carnahan, as well as JJ Virgin, Jeffrey Smith, and Joel Salatin.

Not only does The Betrayal Series include the scientists, experts, and doctors researching and treating autoimmunity, but it also features real patients who have recovered from autoimmune conditions. You can see it for yourself beginning next Tuesday, September 27th and it’s free!. Click below to the watch the trailer and get signed up.


Some of the previous Self-help Health Tips posts:

Health Tips: Round 4

Multiple Health Tips: Round 3

It’s Multiple Health Tips Day Again!



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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.


Healing Illness By Transforming Your Behavior


Here’s a stimulating, thought-provoking article a friend shared with me earlier today that I thought I would feature here. Hope you find it insightful and helpful in some way; I know I did…


Ditch the Suffering⏤How to Heal Illness by Transforming Your Behavior

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As a Naturopathic Doctor, I take a holistic approach to health—no conventional drugs, no surgeries, no injections, nada.

Over the course of my career, I have gradually abandoned all types of alternative therapies, from herbal medicine to homeopathy to acupuncture. This may seem counter-intuitive, like a surgeon operating without any tools. Yet this approach has led me to discover some extraordinary things about how human beings heal that I’d like to share with you.

By skillfully performing the ordinary activities of our daily lives, we can experience healing that is worthy of the term miraculous. By “ordinary activities” I mean the four activities that all human beings can and must perform for themselves: eating, moving, thinking and relating. These four actions are the most powerful, reliable and rapid forms of healing available to us.

Let’s take eating, for example. If we choose to impulsively indulge in a pint of ice cream every night after dinner, we are not acting with true kindness and intelligence. Sugar and dairy destabilizes our endocrine system, which can lead to a night of tossing and turning, bloating, headaches, and dehydration. Sugar causes inflammation in the body, which causes many of our common diseases and ailments. The pint of ice cream is only one aspect of eating, but it’s easy to see how simply changing one activity in our daily routine can have a dramatic effect on our emotional, mental and physical health.

To consider what re-calibrating all four areas of our lives would be like, imagine if you could purchase the following medicines:

A medicine that gives you the power to eat impeccably, exactly in accord with the wisdom of your mind and body. When taken, you will develop a beautiful, youthful body free from almost every illness.

A medicine that gives you the motivation and skill to perform a daily 90-minute workout, dramatically increasing your strength, flexibility and endurance.

A medicine that enables you to direct your internal dialogue as an unbroken stream of positive, life-affirming, self-esteeming thoughts. This medicine frees you from collapsing into negative emotions and infuses your mental/emotional body with unshakable faith, hope and love.

The medicine of loving kindness and compassion, which would heal your relationships of arguments, misunderstandings, conflicts and violence.

What would you do or pay in order to get your hands on these medicines? Thankfully, you can forget whatever scheme first came to mind, because we don’t need those medicines—they already exist. Unfortunately, we haven’t realized this because most of us eat, move, think and relate in a way that is incongruous with the four ordinary human activities. Instead, many of our actions are untrained, unskilled, and produce suffering in our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

We cannot abstain from eating, moving, thinking and relating. But we can choose whether our actions will be expressions of our wisdom and love, or expressions of our ignorance and indifference. Choosing love and wisdom is as rock solid and practical as it gets, because healing occurs consistently when we accept responsibility for our behavior, thoughts, words and deeds—when we develop self-control, when we master our appetites and passions, desires and fears. This is the path of the wise.

By mastering our behavior, we honor the foundational principle that all world religions uphold—virtue, or, right action in thought, word and deed. Our mind’s job is to protect our body. The most destructive enemy our body faces is none other than ourselves. Habitually performing actions that harm the body makes our mind anxious. This anxiety is healthy and necessary—when we are addicted to what injures us, no medicine can assuage our anxiety.

Through right action we cease harming ourselves (and others). As we become less dangerous and harmful to ourselves, our mind becomes markedly less anxious. We can then relax and concentrate our attention in prayer and meditation, enabling us to further discover and express in our mundane activities the divinity that we are. This is why I consider the healing of our behavior to be true healing.

We all long for the blessings of health and happiness; without them our lives seem filled with suffering. We seek them through medicine, religion or politics. Yet, look! They are right here for the taking. Nearer than our breath and thoughts; they are inescapably available right now. Our lives are whispering, shouting: “Love me! Give me your all. Now!” Our bodies, minds and relationships faithfully reflect back to us the caring and thoughtfulness behind our actions. Our every act obeys the one universal law: “As you give so shall you receive.” If we want quality from our bodies, minds or spouses we must give it. There is no other way.

The art of living is the art of healing. All of our actions are sacred. All of our mundane activities: breathing, walking, eating, thinking, reading, talking and working are all sacred healing rituals and therapies. Through our actions we make kindness and wisdom manifest in our human body. This is my medicine. And this is yours.

A Simple Three-Step Healing Exercise:

Pick out one self-destructive activity that you want to overcome and one wholesome activity that you want to instill. For example, you want to reduce your sweets, coffee or alcohol; on the other hand, maybe you want to eat two large servings of vegetables daily, exercise three times this week or listen empathetically to your spouse or child’s concerns (especially if it’s you). To make your good intention real, commit to one action, no matter how tiny, that you can and will do.

List at least three benefits of doing this, and three consequences of not doing this. Example: what will be the results in your energy, mood, self-esteem, confidence, income, relationships, health, tension, anxiety and mental clarity?

Tell at least one person the change that you are committed to making and why you have decided to do this. Ask them to check in each day for a week about how you are doing with your commitment. Accountability ensures results—it’s easier to not reach for the pint of ice cream if a friend is there to remind us to pull our hand back.

The kicker? Only thinking about doing this exercise while not actually doing it will bring you about as much benefit as thinking about taking a vacation and not actually going.

Take that vacation and do this exercise to get back to a reality where this epithet rings true:

You heal your body by healing your actions.
You heal your actions with the medicine of kindness.

In health and happiness,
Charley Cropley, N.D.


Image: courtesy of the author, flickr/Karsten Bitter



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Disclaimer: Please not that any information provided here is as a guideline only, and not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.

Radical Beauty, Medicinal Supplements Summit, The Detox Project and More Acupressure Points!


Today I have a number of free health-related resources you may want to check out.  First is a 7-day series from Deepak Chopra on Radical Beauty to revitalize yourself from the inside out. Sounds good to me and I’ve always been a big Deepak fan :-)…..



Are you ready to express your highest beauty? The Chopra Center would like to introduce you to the concept of Radical Beauty–a 6-pillar system to help you find and maintain your most authentic beauty–inside and out. The 6 pillars work together to form a healthy lifestyle for feeling and looking beautiful.

Join Deepak Chopra and Kimberly Snyder on this free, 7-day journey and find out how they are redefining beauty. Over the course of one week, you’ll learn what Radical Beauty is all about and what it can do for you.

You can sign up here


And here are two series from Health Talks On-line……

Medicinal Supplements Summit

The Medicinal Supplements Summit
September 12-19, 2016
Do your supplements claim to boost energy, lose weight, beat stress, improve brain function and reduce wrinkles? These promises are often found on the labels of vitamin and mineral supplements, but how do you know if they can truly live up to these claims? They could be more hype than truth!

The Medicinal Supplements Summit is dedicated to helping you:

  • Determine what supplements you need
  • Separate the “claims” from the truth
  • Customize supplements to your body’s needs
  • Make proper decisions at the store or online
  • And more!

Your hosts understand the importance of taking the right supplements–after all, they both healed their own health crises through targeted supplements, whole body health and the power of micro-nutrients! Attend this event to gain information about optimizing your health with the proper supplements!

This event started today and you can listen to the current presentations by signing up here! You’ll also receive a number of nice bonuses.


The Detox Project

The Detox Project
September 26 – October 3, 2016
This summit doesn’t begin until September 26th, but you can grab a sneak peek of the event with these 2 early-release talks!

Dan Pompa, DC, DPSc – True Cellular Detoxification

  • Healing hormone problems through detox
  • Most exciting detox tools available today!
  • Ancient, at-home healing strategies

Jeffrey Smith – The Toxicity of Glyphosate and GMOs

  • Dangerous impact of toxins (even at very low levels!)
  • 9 body pathways disrupted by glyphosate and other pesticides
  • GMO toxicity: what we already know!

Sign up and listen now to these presentations!


And some information from  Michael Reed Gach, who I featured in a previous post on using acupressure. Here he shares some points to hold that can help with detoxing the colon, relieving ISB, reproductive problems and more…..

HOW LONG DO YOU HOLD A POINT? Hold for 1 to 3 minutes as you breathe slowly and deeply. Be sure to apply the pressure gradually. If you feel a connection with the point, hold for a full 3 minutes. For instance, if your sinuses are blocked, hold St3 underneath the cheekbone for a few minutes until you feel a pulse in your fingertips to open the sinuses.

DOUBTS ABOUT HEALING: When you practice Acupressure (whether on yourself or others), and doubts arise, whether it’s worrying if you’re doing the right thing, or if you’re on the right point, remember — the purpose of your life and the purpose of doing Acupressure is not to sit around and worry. Doubts distract you from healing and can strangle your body’s vital life force. Instead, whenever you find yourself worrying or doubting, let it be a clue to take several slow, deep breaths. Just 4 or 5 super deep breaths can counteract worry and doubt to allow your healing energy to flow again.

TO RELIEVE GROIN PAIN, MENSTRUAL, ABDOMINAL CRAMPING, or SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE PROBLEMS use the “Rushing Door Points” Sp12 and Sp13. Bend your leg. In the center of your groin crease is where energy tends to block-up. Gradually apply pressure slowly with your fingertips or use your knuckles to gradually press into the inguinal ligament, the big rope-y cord there. You’ll feel a muscular cord in the crease where your leg joins the trunk of your body. Hold Sp12 and Sp13 points while laying down for 2 to 3 minutes, taking long slow deep breaths to discover the benefits.

TO TONE & CLEANSE YOUR COLON + RELIEVE CONSTIPATION & IBS:use CV6, which is two fingers width below your navel. Lying on your back, apply pressure gradually toward your lower spine until it “hurts good”.  Hold for 10 to 12 super slow deep breaths. Do this routine 2 or 3 times daily.

Pressing CV6 daily strengthens the colon for cultivating longevity.  For colon problems, use it for several months, daily —  it takes time to strengthen your colon and cleanse it, but it’s so worth it.

No drugs or side effects; it’s natural, and all you need is your hands!



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Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.



Free Alkaline Cooking Class, 2 Great Sounding Recipes AND a Free Cookbook!


I saw this soup recipe on Facebook earlier today and can’t wait to try it. With all the ingredients it includes, the taste should be right up my alley, plus so healthy, to boot. At the end of the video she mentions that for today they are offering a free pdf of the 56-page Cooking With Coconut cookbook where the recipes are geared toward fat-burning, boosting metabolism, and regaining energy, so act quickly and take advantage of that!


Here’s the link to ask for the free Cooking With Coconut Recipes e-book pdf:
And Ross from Energise For Life has an invite to his free on-line cooking class taking place on 8/31 at 3pm or 9/1 at 7pm. Here’s what he has to say about The Alkaline Cooking Class: Making Nourishing Alkaline Meals a Breeze…….


This is the last time this year that I will be running this workshop (the previous two in Feb and May were both totally filled)…
During the cooking class I will share with you my top, most-easy-to-implement strategies and hands-on-tools on how to make living & cooking alkaline SO easy, simple and effective…
By the end of the workshop you will be able to easily integrate nourishing alkaline meals into your life without it taking hours or being hideously hard work!
There will be two sessions to cater for different time zones/schedules so pick which works best for you🙂
During the workshop we’ll be covering:
  • The Automatic Menu Plan: how to save HOURS planning and shopping with my simple 3-step strategy
  • How to Get 5 Serves of Greens on Autopilot: smash the five-a-day recommendation by having five serves of GREENS a day, giving you wiggle room with the rest of your diet
  • Discover The Silent Killer: The Most Commonly Consumed, Acidic, Thyroid-Damaging Inflammatory Foods that you’ve been told was HEALTHY & How to Avoid Them
  • Easy Simple Swaps: how to eliminate the seven most acidic, commonly consumed foods with nourishing, delicious alternatives
  • Master the Sweet Tooth Saviour: How to Make Alkaline, Delicious Desserts to Satisfy Even the Sweetest Tooth on Earth
  • The Top 8 Most Easily Added Alkaline Foods: these take no time to add into your existing meals but they will make a world of difference
And a whole lot more! Click here to register now
And something else of interest from Ross…..a sweet potato brownie recipe :-)…..
closeup of sweet potato brownies

Sweet Potato Brownies

This is the the easiest sweet potato brownie recipe you’ll ever see! It includes alkaline, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant rich ingredients and only takes 15-20 minutes to make!

I love this for it’s speed, ease and deliciousness – gets you out of a bother when you have a sweet tooth but contains only 3-4 g of sugar per serve!That’s practically nothing!


1 whole medium sweet potato
2 cups almonds (or cashews or a mix)
5 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 pinch Himalayan salt
¼ cup coconut oil, melted
*¼ cup rice malt syrup

Optional: 1 tablespoon coconut flour (optional but adds to texture)

*Personal Note: After learning about how so many rice-based products are filled with arsenic, I’m thinking I will try substituting a different sweetener…..maybe coconut nectar or maple syrup, since their consistency would be similar.


1) start by peeling and chopping the sweet potato into large, rough chunks and then boil until soft (about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the chunks)

2) Set that aside and cool and in the meantime, blend the nuts, cacao and salt until reasonably fine.

3) Put this in a mixing bowl with the coconut oil, coconut flour (if using) and rice malt syrup and mix through thoroughly.

4) Once the sweet potato has cooled, mash this and then stir and fold this into the mixture.

5) Put everything into a lined or lightly greased pan and press it down firmly, and then put into the fridge or freezer (depending on how you’re going to use it – see below).

This makes about a dozen decent slices (or more if you want them for snacks) and contains zero fructose and very little sugar – BUT – lots of protein, fibre and healthy fats to keep you going for hours.

If you are going to eat all of them between yourself, family, guests etc these within a couple of days, put straight into the fridge. However, if you are planning on having them slowly over a week or two, cover and put in the freezer as sliced, individual serves. You can remove them and enjoy within just 10-15 minutes of taking them out of the freezer.




p.s. Be sure to subscribe to Self-help Health so you don’t miss any future posts. Also check out my website Evolution Made Easier (and its To Your Health page) and my blog of the same name for more helpful information, tips, tools and resources.

Disclaimer: Please note that any information here is provided as a guideline only, and is not meant to substitute for the advice of your physician, nutritionist, trained healthcare practitioner, and/or inner guidance system. Always consult a professional before undertaking any change to your normal health routine.