...welcome to another OraMedia Newsletter.
Of all times, we will be visiting relatives in Athens, Greece during the holidays. With strikes and the worst rioting in decades, it is certain that this will be one of our most interesting vacations.
I promised this trip to my daughter several years ago and was finally able to swing it this year. We are not traveling now because of the holidays, rather, because it fits her school schedule and plans were finalized several months ago.
We'll be in Kafisia, a suburb of Athens to the north. While the night time riots have been focused in central Athens I don't expect we'll have any issues, personally, but I have decided to record and post YouTube video and commentary of the destruction done to one of the oldest and most historical cities still in existence.
As you know, Athens went through a major reconstruction for the Olympics in 2004... now going through major destruction by mindless gangs of Greece's youth, fueled on, no doubt, by political parties hell-bent on taking over the government there. It saddens me to see this happening in such a way.
On another note, we will be visiting (and apparently spending Christmas) with one of Europe's most renown prosthodontists. I hope to have good discussion with him about the treatment of infection due to implants. I will prepare a piece about that in a future newsletter and hopefully include a video interview as well. I had planned meetings with others but they have yet to materialize.
Now, about this newsletter... I have included information on an opportunity for a few last-minute gift ideas from the Granny Warriors and Solay Wellness. I've added an informative piece on immunity by Dr. Tom Baldwin and some ideas for you IF you need dental treatment.
Also, don't pass over news by the NHF and Citizens for Health on the health care issues we face here in the U.S.
Finally, since this 'tis the season' I thought I'd resurrect one of my favorite old books entitled, 'The Magic Story.' This has been on my site since I set it up over 11 years ago. I hope you enjoy it and find it inspiring as I have.
On with it...
The OraMedia Newsletter is finally archived, covering the past several years:
Probiotics: The Future of Dental Treatment?
Your Immune System
Dr Tom Baldwin
topic for this month is how to strengthen the immune system. There are two
reasons for this: we are entering the "cold and flu season,"
and we are also entering a possibly prolonged period of extreme economic
stress in the lives of all of us. Either of these situations will drag us
down if we are not prepared for the fight. And the fight in our bodies, be
it against foreign invaders like viruses and bacteria or be it the
destruction of stress, is carried on by our immune system.
note: during the 33 years I practiced in Towson, MD I only missed one day
of work total! I think I might know something about keeping the immune
immune system detects when things are going haywire and corrects these things.
A simple example is when you shake hands with someone who has the flu and
then touch your eyes or mouth. The viruses from that person's hand
enter your system with the desire to set up shop at your expense. You
become infective yourself and then you become sick. Quite often you are
most infective before you really become sick! When the virus first enters
your body, the immune system goes into action. It checks out the virus,
determines that it is an enemy, and then destroys it. That is, the immune system
does so if it is strong.
to get to the nitty-gritty of the matter, how do we keep our immune system
strong? Some simple ways follow:
1. We need to keep
our gut strong. Dannon has a wonderful commercial about how the good
bacteria (called probiotics) help the body to be healthy. I'm not a
fan of yogurt for keeping the gut and immune system healthy, but yogurt is
certainly better than doing nothing! We now know that the gut bacteria (in
your intestines) are the source of strength to about 80% of our immune
system. That's right-80%! And we also know that the probiotics
can be killed by antibiotics, preservatives in food, poor lifestyle choices
(poor diet, lack of rest, smoking, etc.), and infections. I advise all of
my clients to take a probiotic every day and if the client gets
sick, I advise doubling the probiotic. This is definitely number one for a
strong immune system and that goes for every man, woman, and child!!
2. Most colds and flu
occur in the winter. One of the reasons scientists believe this is true is
that we are not exposed to direct sunlight in the winter like we are in the
summer. Therefore, we are lacking in Vitamin D because the most important
source of Vitamin D is direct sunlight. So, I recommend a Vitamin D
supplement year round, and I recommend 2,000 IU in the summer, early fall,
and late spring, and 4,000 IU in the rest of the year, especially during
cold and flu season. It's really easy to take-one or two drops
of the liquid on your tongue per day will do it. Vitamin D is very inexpensive-in
fact, it's the most inexpensive vitamin available-just pennies
3. You have heard
that taking Vitamin C will help prevent colds and flu. This was first
proposed by two-time Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling, and without question it
is true. The amount to take can actually be determined by a Vitamin C
challenge, but this is not the most pleasant thing to do, and it changes if
you are exposed to bad viruses. I myself take from 3 to 7 grams of Vitamin
C per day, and I think everyone should be taking 1-2 grams per day and
increasing that amount if one is exposed to infections. Vitamin C is the second
most inexpensive vitamin to take!
4. We offer a
homeopathic flu "vaccine" which is extremely safe for everyone.
This does not put the actual virus into your body like the "flu
shot" does. Nor does it contain all the contaminants (including heavy
metals) like the "flu shot" does. It simply alerts the
body's immune system to get armed and ready in a good way. Thus, when
the flu virus enters the body, it is under attack from the first moments.
We have used this remedy in years past with great success!
5. Get your rest!!
Every body needs rest. Not just in the form of sleep, but just as rest. It
can be reading, watching non-stressful television, listening to peaceful
music, etc. Don't kid yourself that you can do fine on 4 or 5 hours
of sleep. It just isn't so! Sleeping and rest allow the body to do
the preparation of the immune system and detoxification work it must do
6. Go to the pharmacy
right now and buy some Sambucol. This is elderberry extract and has been
proven to kill pathogenic viruses. Elderberry extract is another one of the
things you were told was good to cure a cold by your Grandmother, and once
again-she was right! Buy it now because it will be sold out once the
flu season hits with a vengeance.
7. Hot teas such as
green tea and chamomile tea are excellent for keeping the insides warm as
recommended in Oriental and Chinese Medicine. Several cups per day keep the
immune system warm also.
8. I can't
emphasize enough the need to eat locally and for the seasons. Buy from
local farmers who have stored things like root crops, and make soups. This
is the same theory as in number 7 from Chinese Medicine. The clean pure
foods (organic, free-range, grass-fed) are best. See the soup recipe with
9. Help feed your
immune system with good nutrition, including supplements which have the
herbs which will boost immunity. Please see our "Supplement of the Month"
in this edition of "Pathways."
tell your family, friends, co-workers, and everyone you know to please sign
up for the Newsletter Pathways to Optimal Health at www.wholebodyhealth.us and tell them
always, your questions, comments, and suggestions are welcomed!
of Dr. Baldwin's recommendations are based on solid scientific
research. However, no one Nutritional Plan will work for ever person, nor
will any one Nutritional Plan work for every disease or degenerative
condition. Pathways is not a substitute for proper medical
diagnosis of conditions which may require medical or surgical
intervention. Our Diagnostic System allows us to treat the person with the
condition and not the condition that has the person. Our program is not
simply a weight loss program. It is a program intended to help the
client learn how he or she can attain optimal health and wellness
with a healthy immune system. We maintain that everyone should be able to
live life to the fullest and enjoy each day of life. To get in touch with
us, dial 410-326-6690 and we will be only too happy to help you!
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Response to NHF Press Release
(Tough Times Ahead for Health Freedom in the U.S.)
November 26, 2008
For the handful of people that contacted the NHF about this recent
press release, (Tough Times Ahead for Health Freedom in the U.S.), and
others that may also need clarification on this subject, we felt a
statement was necessary. One of the NHF's long-time members also
suggested that her thoughts be added.
We at NHF can understand that you might be upset with what we
have to say about the incoming Democratic-Party-controlled Congress. We
aren't happy about having to say it either. But the facts are the facts
- whether we like them or not. As we mentioned already in our press
release, the NHF is strictly a
non-partisan organization composed of Democrats, Republicans,
Libertarians, Greens, and in general left-wingers and right-wingers of
all types. What joins us together is our love of health freedom and of
freedom of choice.
Please Read Entire Article
HOW HEALING BECAME A COMMODITY - PART I:
The Story of Soap
What we spend on health care now represents 17 percent of the U.S.
gross domestic product. It is the single largest sector of the U.S.
economy. The Congressional Budget Office says that health care costs
will reach 25% of GNP by 2025 under current trends.
Health wasn't always such an article of commercial consumption. Once
upon a time, health was less a "thing", and more of a deeply personal,
even spiritual practice. In many realms of natural health, these
features remain today.
We're curious about how health became such a fundamental commodity
in the marketplace. As silly as it may seem, let's consider the
history of soap as a metaphor of sorts that sheds some light on how
this happened. read more
HOW HEALING BECAME A COMMODITY - PART II
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Whoever
coined that phrase didn't have healthcare in mind, but it certainly
applies, especially when it comes to the role of orthodox science and
law. We gave you one piece of the puzzle last time with the story about soap. Here's another piece of the puzzle, more complex and compelling:
Imagine that for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years, you and your
ancestors used nature for your health. You grow and use plants and
other life forms for healing. You share with friends and family.
Perhaps you even trade with or sell to others. In fact, through the
wisdom and experience handed down over the years, you've become quite
an expert on the healing properties of herbs, foods and other
properties of nature. You are devoted to helping humankind with a
method of healing that has been proven with time and experience.
Not everyone resonates with what you offer, but many do. Many are
helped, some a great deal. Few, very few if any, are ever harmed. And
the cost of what you offer is reasonable.
Your neighbor is a scientist. Her work is also in the healthcare
field. She is also devoted to helping humankind. She does not draw
from nature, per se, but from new discoveries in science, biochemistry
and technology. The success of her work is not based on centuries of
experience and use, but rather on the novel outcome of objective
measurements and testing. Many are helped, some a great deal.
HOW HEALING BECAME A COMMODITY - PART III
How You are part of Health Justice.
The framers of our republic were obsessed with avoiding what they
called dependency. But what they meant by this word is likely lost on
most Americans today. Most of us think of dependency as addiction - to
alcohol, to drugs, to foreign oil. The framers had a much more basic
idea: A citizen was considered dependent when he was not free to act in
the public good because his own well-being depended on a particular
result. "Nondependency" meant being able to choose what was right,
without worrying about personal consequences - no agenda other than a
Of all the things that have not gone according to the framers' plan,
perhaps this is the most significant. . . [The] losers are the future;
the winners, the past. And it takes an extraordinarily perverse view of
progress to think that protecting the past is the best path to the
-Constitutional & Technology lawyer Lawrence Lessig in Wired Magazine, November 2006
Our small 3-part series on Health as a Commodity is only the tip of
the iceberg, designed to impress upon you the very existence of the
iceberg - nothing more, nothing less. It's an iceberg with which we
must contend if true health care reform is going to take place.
We've paid a large price for a broken healthcare system. The
symptoms are well known. We own the most expensive healthcare system in
the world, by a large margin. Yet, by all conventional measurements, we
own one of the least effective systems among "modern" nations. And in
reference to all the features of Health Justice - freedom, choice, cost and access - our system is failing.
Discrete legislative and policy battles over specific products,
modalities and regulations are part of our mission. We will continue to
alert you about, and fight with you on, these fronts. However, we are
prepared to embark with you on a systemic challenge, a mission to bring
natural health to the table of health care reform now.
2009: The Year of Natural Health - Challenges & Opportunities
|Dr. CollinsPerio Toothbrush
I really want to thank you for suggesting that I change some
of my oral hygiene habits. At the time, I was complaining of very
sensitive teeth and very tender gum's. I purchased a ViaJet Pro oral
irrigator, a Perio tooth brush ( I hope I NEVER have to use another
brand ), Concentrace mineral drops, and your NARA tooth cleansing powder.
started using the products feeling pretty good that I was at least
taking better care of my teeth.
It was really about three weeks later I
was chomping on some ice cubes and I realized that there wasn't any
more pain in my teeth and my morning coffee did not cause any
discomfort, my gums are a healthy color and the bleeding has all but
So, thanks!!!! for the help and I will be happy to continue using these products!
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Don't Pay Full Price at the Dentist
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Last Minute Giving...
From The Granny Warriors...
I am guessing that hundreds of thousands of people passed the 'Warrior Wagon' RV in the past couple of years as the Granny Warriors were out campaigning for 'Dr. No' throughout the United States.
Linda Hunnicut parked this beast in my driveway in June of 2007 while down this way for a straw poll near Myrtle Beach. Linda is quite a character but she's no fool! She came up with a cook book full of recipes and wisdom from years long past. When I got a copy and started reading, I couldn't put it down. Get a piece of history by ordering "The Granny's 'Home Cookin' - 'Helpful Hints for Everyday Living in a Brave New World - From Two Old Birds (140 years of living experience)"
Only and appropriately $17.76.
"In addition to this publication you will find that the Granny Warriors are selling something you might not be able to find much longer... Heritage seeds. That's right. Honest to goodness non-GMO seeds for next year's garden. "We cannot allow these seed strains
to die out."
From asparagus to winter squash and everything in between... I've got them and they'll be in my gardens in 2009!
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Being informed is not enough.
Why fight city hall when you can BE city hall?
Finally, and before I forget...
If you are ordering from the OraMedia site and want your items before Christmas, please order NO LATER than Wednesday, 12/17/08. I cannot guarantee your item will arrive on time, but this is my best estimate as a cut-off date.
We will do our absolute best to get items out and to you if you order after 12/19, but due to holiday schedules please expect delays in shipping, possibly into January.