The heart and soul of this program are the wonderful plants that grow and adapt to a constantly changing world.
Plants come in many varieties with some used as food, others as fabrics, and a select group for for their medicinal activity.
Plants are nutritious, tasty and produce alcohol during fermentation.
The ability for these natural compounds and those synthetically altered, bind to the brains binding domains. This makes them both valuable and dangerous.
Binding allows pharmaceutical and recreational drugs as well as the healthy, beneficial herbs, which this program is built on, to exert their effects on the body..
We can never overvalue the role of plants in life
Self-care reflects Nature and the medicinal foods she makes. It incorporates the entire spectrum of compounds in the plant otherwise known as its molecular library.
Self-care depends on plants to restore balance when there is imbalance and prevent imbalances from occurring in the first place.
Self-care replenishes depleted fuel supplies and provides adequate oxidation protection following exercise.
Especially for those who insist on high protein diets.
Self-care depends on the whole plant, not the isolated, modified, singular active agent, that pharmaceutical medicine is built on.
The science of one and only one agent removes the great preponderance of compounds in plants. This also removes the safety and balancing effects the whole plant once had. This makes them powerful, effective pharmaceutical agents.
They are beneficial and very dangerous in this form
Pharmaceutical science depends on drug trials to determine efficacy and safety. Many become miracle drugs to combat illness.
This program focuses on preventing illnesses. Heart disease a prime example.
In this program, the ability of medicinal herbs to heal is based on the complete library of compounds being present.
In some cases, a combination of libraries is the best way to provide a 'preventative boost' to the diet.
Moreover, consuming a diet rich in whole fruits and vegetables and the complete libraries they contain, will help achieve optimum health.
Plants and foods also reverse conditions that often require pharmaceutical drugs.
Heart disease is one disease that is easier to prevent than it is to treat.
Prevention in this case means that the barometers of illness; blood pressure, cholesterol levels and stress, are reduced.
Lowering these barometers is a more a function of exercise and diet but instead, doctors simply prescribe drugs to treat them.
Heart disease can be reversed.
Instead of depending on exercise and diet, doctors schedule routine tests, observe the results and provide drugs and surgeries to treat the results.
God bless them for the work they do but my god, do we really think this is good?
Follow the money!
Medicine is practiced in the manner that best supplies pharmaceutical companies with profits.
Heat disease is a killer. No question.
Masking symptoms is not the solution.
Cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins are routinely used to 'prevent' heart disease and are life savers for millions and millions of patients.
Statins are known to cause metabolic dysfunction and require continual liver enzyme testing to determine if another drug will be needed to manage the liver's issue
Statins are also implicated in inducing muscle-myopathy.
Instead of statins, borderline patients should try natural products first.
The phytocompounds of Bergamot can alter cholesterol levels by raising the healthy or high density cholesterol (HDL) faction.
Bergamot is a small citrus tree grown in the Mediterranean.
The tree produces a pear-shaped fruit (citrus bergamia risso) prized for its aromatic oil.
The oil is derived from the rind and is added to tea.
This is how Earl Grey gets its flavor.
Research on its phytochemical library and medicinal potential, demonstrated that Bergamot can reduced anxiety. Possibly as effectively as the pharmaceutical drug diazepam (Valium)
The researchers attributed this effect to lower levels of stress hormones or cortico-steroids plus an increase in the level of the neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid.
Together they produce a calmative effect on the central nervous system.
The most important medicinal effect of Bergamot is its cholesterol-lowering ability.
Bergamot may also reduce total cholesterol and LDL or lousy cholesterol as well as increasing HDL or healthy cholesterol as previously mentioned
Increasing healthy cholesterol and lowering lousy cholesterol is the ideal approach to preventing heart disease.
Additionally, bergamot inhibits the enzyme HMG-CoA reductase, an enzyme that promotes cholesterol synthesis.
By repressing production of cholesterol, the body is able to lower total cholesterol
Bergamot's library contains other powerful antioxidants which neutralize free radicals.
These antioxidants are found in the bergamot peel.
Since bergamot peel is normally discarded, this represents a potentially new commercial use for the fruit.