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Combination Liposomal Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Curcumin

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Combination Liposomal for cancer contains Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Curcumin. Pdazzler’s latest homemade Liposomal may be a potent cancer fighter when added to your current anti-cancer regimen or protocol. And you can make this powerful combination Liposomal in your own kitchen.

I have used homemade Liposomal Vitamin C as an alternative cancer treatment and as a cancer preventative for over a year.

Vitamin C (like Curcumin and Resveratrol) is very difficult for the body to absorb when taken orally. This is particularly true when Vitamin C is taken in large oral doses. Until the advent of Liposomal Vitamin C the only efficient method of getting therapeutic levels of Vitamin C into the blood stream was intravenously. This required administration and attendance by a physician or nurse practitioner.

Current studies indicate cancer patients can get more bang for the buck from properly prepared oral Liposomal Vitamin C than is available from the intravenous variety.

Industry is now producing Liposomal carriers for any number of supplements. Two of the more recent and effective are Liposomal Curcumin and Liposomal Resveratrol. One supplement manufacturer has created a combination liposomal with 5 active ingredients.

Curcumin has also been an active part of my personal anti-cancer protocol for several years. Curcumin is extremely difficult to absorb. Any number of additive ingredients have been tried to assist the body in absorption of Curcumin, the most popular or which is piperine (pepper).

Unfortunately, even with piperine only a small percentage of Curcumin reaches the bloodstream. Substantial doses of Curcumin (many grams daily) are necessary to get therapeutic levels into the blood and piperine (pepper) often upsets the stomach. Numbers of users, myself included, incorporated Curcumin into their Budwig mixes on the theory flax oil contained in Budwig assisted the fat soluble Curcumin in being absorbed. This is a great idea but no-one ever proved in studies the practice was paying real dividends. It is doubtful therapeutic doses of Curcumin reach the blood (with this method) unless you are taking high doses of several grams daily.

Scientific studies show placing Curcumin in Liposomal nano-bubbles is 9 to 10 times as effective getting the Curcumin to the blood stream as piperine. This means a therapeutic application that requires 10 to 15 grams of oral Curcumin can now be accomplished with 1 – 2 tablespoons of Liposomal Curcumin. (Prostate Cancer Study.)

The new hot button anti-cancer supplement is Trans-Resveratrol. A few minutes Googling on the Internet will bring back any number of citations for dozens of medical studies on the efficacy of Trans-Resveratrol and a significant number of them involve cancer. (Skin Cancer Study.) Trans-Resveratrol, like Curcumin causes apoptosis (cancer cell death), is fat soluble and extremely difficult to absorb. Studies show Liposomal Resveratrol reaching the blood stream at 10 to 20 times the levels of regular oral administration.

Note: Resveratrol is very reactive to open air and will oxidize quickly. Product stability is critical to overall product effectiveness. This requires special packaging steps and special care must be taken in order to maintain a high level of potency. Store any unused Trans-Resveratrol in airtight container. It is suggested you purchase in smaller sealed units or evacuate the air between uses to preserve potency.

This is the point where you are tasked to do your own research on the value of Resveratrol, Curcumin and Vitamin C in treating or preventing cancer in your personal case. What follows is my recipe for preparing combination homemade Liposomal containing three super-star supplements, Vitamin C, Resveratrol and Curcumin. It is recommended you read and produce “Homemade Liposomal Vitamin C” first, prior to attempting my new homemade liposomal combination. The process is similar although water soluble Vitamin C is much easier to place into an efficient liposomal. As you work with the combination you learn it involves more “art” than “science”. Patience is an added virtue.

Using a small (2 cup) Ultrasonic cleaner, (Item #03305, obtainable from Harbor Freight @ about $30.00), we performed the following:

  1. Using a glass or stainless steel sauce pan warm 1 ½ cups of distilled water to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
  2. In two 12 oz. or larger sealable jars place ½ cup (4 oz.) of the warmed distilled water in each.
  3. Add 3 tablespoons of non-GMO soy lecithin (NOW brand works well) to each jar. Seal jars and agitate each vigorously for 3 – 5 minutes. Set jars aside allowing the lecithin granules to soak up distilled water.
  4. After soaking for two or more hours shake/agitate each jar vigorously until smooth creamy lecithin solutions in each jar with no visible lecithin granules.
  5. Place 10 grams Curcumin (3 1/3 level teaspoons) in one jar of lecithin solution, close jar tightly and agitate/shake aggressively for 3 – 5 minutes until Curcumin is in solution.
  6. Place 3 grams Resveratrol (3 level teaspoons) in the 2nd jar of lecithin solution, close jar and agitate/shake aggressively for 3 – 5 minutes until Trans-Resveratrol is in solution.
  7. Pour contents of both jars together into ultra-sonic cleaner and turn the unit on. Stir with straw through the first cycle. (Approximately 2 – 3 minutes.)
  8. Start next ultrasonic cycle. When ultrasonic unit stops start again. Continue running cycles and stir occasionally while accomplishing the following.
  9. Wash your sealable jars. Place two oz. of warm distilled water in each jar.
  10. Add 1 Tablespoon prescription Vitamin C powder to 1st jar, seal and shake/agitate vigorously until Vitamin C is dissolved.
  11. Dissolve 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Bob’s Red Mill Bicarbonate of Soda (Bob’s is Aluminum free) in 2nd jar, seal and shake / agitate vigorously until baking soda is dissolved.
  12. **What follows is often the most difficult part of the process for those new to making homemade liposomals. While stirring the Vitamin C / distilled water solution very slowly pour/dribble the dissolved bicarbonate of soda/water mixture into the Vitamin C / distilled water solution. (Pour soda solution slowly as the resulting mixture will bubble. By pouring slowing and constantly stirring Vitamin C solution you will be able to mix the two without bubbling over.)
  13. At the conclusion of mixing the bicarbonate of soda mixture into the Vitamin C mixture bubbling will cease. Pour the resulting total Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mix together into what was the Bicarbonate of Soda jar and swirl to dissolve any soda that may have settled out.
  14. Pour the resulting Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture in ultrasonic unit with the Lecithin, Resveratrol, Curcumin mix.
  15. Operate the ultrasonic cleaner for 4 additional cycles or 10 minutes.
  16. Measure the pH of the resulting Liposomal combination. You are seeking a pH 7.25 – 7.50. . * Both Vitamin C and Resveratrol are acidic. If needed add very small amounts of addition soda to buffer resulting Liposomal to neutral.

Bottle and refrigerate the resulting combination Liposomal.

Start with just one or two tablespoons daily and increase dosage slowly, listening carefully to your body as your progress.

Each Tablespoon of this Liposomal Combination results in:

500 mg Vitamin C. Assuming 10 x efficacy the equivalent of 5 grams oral.
415 mg Curcumin. Assuming 10 x efficacy the equivalent of 4 grams oral.
125 mg Resveratrol. Assuming 20 x efficacy the equivalent of 2 1/2 grams oral.

All ingredients are noted for apoptosis (cancer killing) so approach the use with significant caution and common sense. Large doses could cause a severe herxhiemer reaction overwhelming your body’s ability to remove the resulting cancer die off.

The combination is more effective if blood levels are kept near constant. So dividing doses over time is a valid strategy. Example: a tablespoon morning and evening as opposed to two tablespoons just in morning. Or, a teaspoon every hour for 12 hours as opposed to 4 tablespoons every three hours. – Pdazzler

Videos are for those interested in learning more about liposomes.

 

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Fart Free Jerusalem Artichokes

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Ok well maybe not exactly guaranteed fart free but we can make it safer to eat near a naked flame. At the one meeting Rodger brought jerusalem artichokes from his garden to share. This is an easy root crop, grows like the weed it is on marginal land but has a reputation for causing intestinal gas like no other. He forgot to mention their other name is ‘Jerusalem fartichokes’. This is because it stores energy mostly as inulin – a starch that human can’t digest although other bacteria in our colon can, which is a bit of a two edged sword.
There are simple ways to make Jerusalem artichokes more digestible. Firstly cold shock will cause breakdown of inulin to fructose which can be absorbed in the small intestine, so digging up the artichokes after a few frosts will yield sweeter, more digestible tubers, as will storage. Prolonged cooking is another way. Traditional cooking in a firepit for over 12 hours, or in a low oven 100 Celcius for 24 hours as per Stefano’s recipe 24 Hour Cooked Jerusalem Artichoke, Mushrooms, Scorzonera, Hazelnuts, Garlic “completely negates” the infamous gas producing after effects.
( athough of course this also means the whole ‘low GI’ thing for diabetics is also undone )

If you fancy the taste of fresh artichokes just eat a smaller amount. Inulin has been studied as a prebiotic as it particularly increases bifidobacteria species which are associated with good health – so as a supplement it’s useful for restoring the microbe balance after antibiotics.

An inulin dose of 5–8 g/d should be sufficient to elicit a positive effect on the gut microbiota. One possible side effect of prebiotic intake is intestinal discomfort from gas production. However, bifidobacteria and lactobacilli cannot produce gas as part of their metabolic process. Therefore, at a rational dose of up to 20 g/d, gas distension should not occur. If gas is being generated, then the carbohydrate is not acting as an authentic prebiotic”
http://jn.nutrition.org/content/137/11/2503S.full

Jerusalem artichokes contain about 16g of inulin per 100g weight. A little experimentation should yield a Goldilocks dose that’s right for you – enough inulin to encourage the good bifidobacteria, and not too much which causes overgrowth of other gas producing bacteria.

Fermentation and pickling will remove the inulin as well. There are a couple of methods. A recipe for jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes pickled with sugar, turmeric and chiles. http://agardenerstable.com/2014/02/24/taking-the-wind-out-of-jerusalem-artichokes/

The Popeye approach to hypothyroidism

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Day 4 thyroid summit – MTHFR!

bens smoothieThe big surprise was that Dr Lynch didn’t reccomend any particular folate supplements, just the Popeye approach – green leafies and avoid synthetic folic acid. Very refreshing – given the panoply of potions on every internet doctor’s website. The girly looking pink prenatal smoothie is actually Dr Lynch’s webinar energy booster! He was a jackaroo in Australia in his youth so they have labelled it ‘cowboy smoothie’ but no drover would own that drink. Needs spinach.

Just one small possible snag – you can overdose on veggies if you juice as the idea is to be able to get more in than you could with just teeth. I’ve personally done it with buckwheat sprouts which have fagopyrins. Kale is goitrogenic  and so is spinach which are my favourite greens 😦 According to Dr Lynch my low dopamine levels contribute to taste addictions.

These are Non-Goitrogenic leafy greens:

romaine
red/green chard ( silverbeet)
swiss chard
red or green leaf lettuce
dandelion greens
parsely
arugala / rocket

from http://rawpregnancy.com/goitrogenic-vegetables-and-curing-hypothyroidism-with-raw-food-during-your-pregnancy/

Why is MTHFR and Folate so important for hypothyroid patients?

MTHFR = very long name of folate activating enzyme, not an F word! though I certainly felt like swearing when I found out from nerve damage that the vitamins in most supplements, and those added back to to refined food such as ‘enriched’ flours, are NOT ALWAYS ACTIVE. The term ‘vitamin’ doesn’t mean they are plug and play molecules, or even the same molecule – folate and B9 are umbrella terms for many structures. Bit like the term ‘fresh’ can actaully mean ‘stored for months’!

Some ‘vitamins’ like folic acid, do squat all except block cell receptors unless the body can convert them into active enzymes. Dr Lynch managed to simplify an incredibly complex scenario without any dizzying biochemical pathway diagrams. Folic acid needs little bundles of carbon and hydrogen (called methyl groups) created by the MTHFR enzyme in order for you to be able to make T3.  Genetic mutations that reduce the activity level of  MTHFR will reduce production of T3. They are relatively common, especially in ADHD children according to Dr Lynch. (Some people wonder if this is because the mutations may actually confer some other evolutionary benefit).

Why is Activated Riboflavin so important for hypothyroid patients?

Dr Lynch explained hypothyroid people are probably deficient in activated riboflavin (called FAD) since converting that vitamin requires T3. If you are FAD deficient the MTHFR enzyme cannot function properly even if your genetics are optimal. And then you will have less T3. Vicious cycle.  Result – your body is crippled because you can’t make SAM-e or recycle glutathione, two key components of the biological system. Glutathione is the body’s major antioxidant. Glutathione apparently neutralises hydrogen peroxide so perhaps testimonials I’ve read of people who have their hair colour restored are due to this; I’m looking forward to reversing my grey hair when my levels are optimised! 70% of SAM-e goes to produce phosphotidyl choline for cell membranes, and creatine, (that stuff body builders are so fond of.)

(You can buy activated riboflavin and any other MTHFR pathway supports easily from iherb.com who ship cheaply to Australia. I’ve never had any issues with customs as they use DHL. For some reason customs pounces on anything that comes in Fedex. They send it on anyway but it gets held up for weeks.)

Genomics

I concentrated on Dr Ben Lynch and methylation defects because I have just done my 23andme DNA test which gives actionable information on the MTHFR methylation genes if you can do your own reporting. Smartdna in Melbourne and Pathway Genomics in USA through Nutripath, an australian pathology company, are some other labs that can test for this and provide reporting. MTHFRsupport.com.au is a good place to look for information for australians – look out for their folate, mthfr and pregnancy webinar on the 24th June. $25

If you want to get even deeper into genomics check out https://www.coursera.org/course/genomicmedicine Coursera provide free tertiary level instruction – amazing! I enrolled late but even though this finished, I can still access the course materials so I think you can just sign up anytime.

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click to register for the free event or order the recordings to own for a reduced price of $67 before the end of the summit.

Here’s another hour with Dr Lynch and Dr Alan Christianson if you want the methylation cycle more fully explained complete with alphabet soup diagrams. http://seekinghealth.org/resource/mthfr-and-thyroid-disorders/ It was well worth patiently working through, and as he promises it gets easier after a few goes. Discussion of CBS pathway upregulation which Ben didn’t have time for, is on Day1 post

Of course there was so much more on day 4, anti aging hormones with Dr Pamela Smith, and Dr Tom O’Bryan talking on gluten. ( I think my blood literally ran cold when I saw his information thinking about a young lady I know who has worsening epilepsy on a background of a family tree riddled with autoimmune and GI tract issues. Are they missing the root cause? )

 

Gluten and Thyroid – Dr Tom O’Bryan

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Gluten and Thyroid – Dr Tom O’Bryan

quiche1YAY! Bernice’s GF Feta, Pea and Dill Quiche with Lentil and Sweet Potato Pastry recipe won the Canadian Lentil Challenge! Thanks to anyone who voted for it.

Second Opinion Series – the thyroid sessions
Yo! Wassup yall! – my teenage son just thought this was so funny when we were listening to an Underground Wellness podcast – till I did point out Sean is actually entitled to talk like a bro. Dr Tom OBryan will be talking about the gluten and thyroid connection on tuesday/wed USA which is wed/thursday australian time. Watch all of the sessions while it’s free ( just click the banner below; you still have 24 hours or so to catch up on the opening presentations too) or grab the complete sessions as a paid download – I’ve previewed this and watched the first couple completely and they are great. Sean Croxton always does a super job of asking the right questions, keeping it fun, relevant and intelligible for the average person. Plus he’s so genuinely supportive of his viewers, be they paying customers or just along for the ride.
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The original Gluten Summit with Dr Tom is still available to download for USD $67 and it too was amazing – I learnt so much. ( Any commissions from sales go to Astrotas of course! )

Mystery Dip

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So I made this gluten and dairy free  ‘mystery dip’ in a hurry the other day and found it met with a good reception at the March meeting. It was quite a deal tastier after overnighting in the fridge so suggest you also make the day before.

  • One cup cold mashed baked sweet potato
  • 150 g hot smoked salmon (make sure it’s the sort of smoked salmon with a cooked texture that will flake. i used Huon hot smoked chili salmon. I gues you could subtitute well drained tinned salmon )
  • teaspoon ground Sumac (and a pinch to decorate later)
  • tablespoon or two of  Red Kelly’s sweet chili and lime dressing ( find it at the Nuthouse Ulverstone, Doula’s Fruit and Veg in Devonport or IGA )*
  • pinch seasalt

Blend everything together with a fork ( difficult) or stick blender ( easy) until smooth enough to dip a cracker in.  Sprinkle an extra pinch of sumac on top. cover and refridgerate overnight. Suitable to freeze.

Enjoy with Peckish lime and pepper rice crackers also from selected IGA supermarkets. Alas the Nuthouse doesn’t have this flavour

* who carry astro posters  🙂