All our F.A.C.T. Annual Cancer/Nutrition Conventions — over 4 decades — have had the same theme: “Enhancing Host Resistance.” That phrase will never go out of style. We can never know exactly what life will throw our way, but one of the best, time-tested means to prepare is a strong defense, i,e., all systems operating up to speed with a calm mind, a grateful spirit. In short, a body that functions according to design, which is, of course, a constant learning process. The human body is an amazing survival machine, given the right support, which is what this website is all about.
We are now in strange, difficult times as our bodies, our communities, our governments are being stressed by a new and baffling challenge. The origin and nature of this are not totally understood, but, for most of us, our immune systems will protect us. However, there are far too many who are vulnerable because of underlying conditions that weaken host resistance. The foods too many of us eat — the typical American diet — go counter to what our bodies need. Too many have assumed that routine use of pharmaceutical drugs is the solution to health problems. But it also has to do with the environment we live in — toxic chemicals in our air, food and water, ubiquitous pesticides like glyphosate in GMOs, the chronic stress of modern life exacerbated by racial and class disparities, our increasing exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR) through wireless technology, now on the cusp of a quantum leap with the rush to install 5G everywhere — ground level and from low earth orbit satellites. All these forces weaken our natural immunity, our host resistance.
Hopefully, something good will come out of this global trauma. A wake-up call. There is no ideal pre-industrial age we can return to. We need to get ahead of the next crisis, to rethink the way we live on this earth now with each other. We need to strengthen our resolve to take breaks from our digital devices, to experience Nature’s rhythms, demand clean energy systems, affordable nutrient-rich foods and regenerative agriculture, to insist on a government that works to lift up all the people, and most importantly, a commitment by each and every one of us to take good care of ourselves and each other. This is a moment in time, but it’s really about the long haul.
To your health!
Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (F.A.C.T.)
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Fever and Immunity
“Fever is nature’s engine, which she brings into the field to remove her enemy.”
— Thomas Sydenham, M.D.
What do you do when a fever develops? Do you panic? Are you conditioned to feel that your health is in danger and that treatment is crucial? Do you reach for the acetaminophen (Tylenol) or aspirin, or do you run to the doctor for a prescription? If you do, you are interfering with one of nature’s most effective healing systems. Fever is a friend not an enemy. It is a healthy response by the immune system to seek out and eliminate foreign material which is causing the fever response. Allowing the fever to complete its work and run its course strengthens the immune system which is the best thing you can do for the health of the body. READ MORE
Good Things You Can Do For Your Body and Mind
( That Don’t Cost an Arm or a Leg!)
If you have a lot of disposable income, there’s no end of things you can do to take good care of your “self” — facials and massages at fancy spas, personal trainers, luxury vacations on secluded islands. But what if you don’t have a lot of spare cash to indulge in self-care? Is it possible to spoil yourself on a low budget?
The answer is a most enthusiastic yes! Here are some ways: READ MORE
You’ve probably heard about “magic mushrooms” — the kind that contain psilocybin, a naturally occurring psychoactive, hallucinogenic compound, celebrated in religious rites and ceremonies down through the ages, and by many today in pursuit of personal growth and enlightenment.
These have their place, but we’re talking here about a different kind of magic found in a wide spectrum of wild or cultivated mushrooms (“medicinal fungi”). These don’t make you high, but they do help keep you healthy by boosting both the levels and activity of many vital components of your immune system. This includes improving gut microbiota, strengthening anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antiviral, antibacterial and anti-fungal capability, protecting organ and gland integrity, enhancing blood flow, nerve regeneration and much, much more. In short, scientists are discovering that mushrooms contain some of the most powerful natural medicinal substances on the planet READ MORE
Mix several varieties of mushrooms for optimum flavor and health benefits. Amounts are very flexible, so follow your whims….
About 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
2 tbs. or so butter from grass-fed animals
About 1 tbs. each fresh thyme and oregano, roughly chopped; or, if no choice, 1 tsp. each dried,
though fresh herbs are best
Unrefined sea salt to taste and perhaps a dash of black pepper
Juice from 1/2 lemon or to taste
- Clean and slice mushrooms.
- In a saucepan sauté the mushrooms in butter for about 2 minutes, stirring lightly.
- Add chopped herbs and continue to cook 4-5 minutes more, stirring occasionally.
- When the liquid is more or less cooked out, turn off the heat. Season with salt/pepper and stir in fresh lemon juice.
Serve as a side dish for meat or fish or over rice or steamed veggies.
The Value of a Smile
Smiles cost nothing, but create much.
Smiles enrich those who receive without impoverishing those who give.
None are so rich that can get along without smiles, and none so poor but are richer for their
Smiles create happiness and foster good will wherever they are given; they are the countersign of
Smiles are rest to the weary, sunlight to the discouraged, a morale boost to the sad, and Nature’s
best antidote for trouble.
Smiles cannot be bought, begged, borrowed or stolen, for they are s
omething that is no good to
anybody ’til they are given away,’
If others are too tired, preoccupied or serious to give you a smile, ask to leave one of yours
anyway… Nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none to give.
Chinese proverb: “A man without a smiling face must not open a shop.”
— Author Unknown
(Note: Smiles can be delivered quite effectively even with “social distancing.”)