Vitamin deficiency we are all born with

I’ve admired Linus Pauling for years. In 1976, the Nobel Prize-winning chemist gave mega doses of vitamin C to 100 “untreatable” cancer patients. He then compared these so-called terminal patients to patients with the same kind of cancer who didn’t get vitamin C. The patients who received the traditional cancer treatment lived for an average of six months. Pauling’s patients …

6,000-year-old track record for healing leaky gut

When I was traveling in India, I had the privilege of studying Ayurvedic medicine with traditional Master Healers. Surrounded by lakes, oceans and mountains, Kerala, India, is the birthplace of Ayurveda medicine. My plane landed in Mumbai. From there, I made the 800-mile trip to Kerala down on the southwestern-most tip of the Indian peninsula. With origins dating back 6,000 …

What can gorillas teach us?

All the gorillas were dying… Over 50 years of trying to breed gorillas in zoos and nothing was working. It didn’t matter where they tried — San Diego, Cincinnati, St. Louis — not even the best zoos in the country could get these gorillas to reproduce. They were facing extinction. And everyone simply accepted that it was impossible to breed …

Fake high blood pressure news

Mainstream doctors are quick to prescribe drugs to bring high blood pressure down.  They may put you on one, two or even three of Big Pharma’s drugs. They include diuretics, beta-blockers, and calcium channel blockers.   These drugs have serious side effects. I’m talking about things like edema, dizziness, nose bleeds, rash and hearing loss. They can lead to cardiac failure, …

Fluoride in your water?

Decades ago, dental experts thought adding fluoride to your water would put an end to cavities. It didn’t. Adding fluoride to our drinking water actually increases cavities. In fact, for each part-per million (ppm) of added fluoride in water, tooth decay goes up 27%.1 But there’s another dirty little secret about water fluoridation… The sad truth is that fluoride is …

Drugs, money and your heart

I was really excited to see a recent headline that said heart doctors should discuss herbal medicines with their patients. The recommendation came from a study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1 I thought this was a real breakthrough. I thought it meant cardiologists had finally seen the light… Boy, was I wrong… The article said doctors …

Natural Herbs for Pain Relief

When I was in medical school, doctors only wrote prescriptions for opioid painkillers for terminal cancer patients, surgical patients and critical emergencies. That's because they knew these drugs were lethal. Opioids come from the same poppy plant used to make opium and heroin. And just like those addictive street drugs, the risk of getting hooked on them is extremely high. …

The Healing Power Of Stem Cells

A 71-year-old woman who could only move her left thumb after suffering a devastating stroke is now walking again after undergoing a stem cell procedure.  The woman was part of a stem cell study done on stroke victims at Stanford University — and she wasn’t the only one whose life was completely changed by the treatment… Two other patients also …

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Turmeric: Nature’s Miracle Root for Disease

My friends Lelir and Westi in Bali don’t like to go to doctors. Nature is their pharmacy. You see, Lelir is a Balian. That means “herbal healer.” And Westi’s plantation is bursting with healing plants.  But one plant stands out above all the others. Lelir uses it to make a daily immune-boosting elixir as well as an anti-aging facial scrub. …

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Lower Blood Pressure Naturally With This Herb From Bali

My latest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise, has been a great success! Readers from all around the globe have written to tell me how much they love it — and how they’re already using what they’ve learned from the book to improve their health. If you’re a regular reader, you know I’ve been traveling the world for more than 20 …

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Bali Natural Herbs and Their Uses

It’s here, and it’s beautiful! The first printing of my newest book, Healing Herbs of Paradise, just arrived. I haven’t felt this proud since I opened my Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine. The vibrant colors and authentic photography set this book apart. How can a book measure up to an entire wellness clinic, you ask? Well, it’s the end result …

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Why Is The Butterfly Pea Flower Effective?

If you have been following my story, you know I love traveling. One reason is I love to explore. Another reason? I love to eat! One of the great things about traveling the world is getting to sample the local cuisine. When I was living with the Guarani tribe in Peru, I drank beer made of yucca root that the …

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Rooibos: Better Than Green Tea For Many Reasons

When I hiked Table Mountain on my last trip to South Africa, the locals told me about an herb that is better than green tea that kept them disease-free. African Bushmen have used this herb since before recorded history, but it’s still pretty rare here in America. Studies on this plant are being done all over the world. But not …