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The amazing benefits of fasting..

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday! I hope you all enjoyed last blog’s excerpt all about alkalized water and cellular hydration!  If you missed it, don’t worry it’s still on my website, and you can learn more here:  http://drrachelhamel.kangendemo.com/
If you would like to attend the free class and get two week’s free water(local), to learn more text ZOOM to 858-208-8151 for the next upcoming class! I can’t tell you ENOUGH about this amazing water, but we are moving onto another topic today…

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This week we are going to be talking about fasting!

Fasting has been a part of our spiritual and physical awareness for thousands of years, but one could argue that the need for fasting has never been so great as it is today! Even if your diet is excellent, the food, water, and air you consume is contaminated with chemicals and endocrine disruptors that speed up your body’s rate of injury and disrepair. I know, but it’s true we live in a toxic soup…The toxicity we have produced and what we continue to consume is really why we are seeing such a decline in health.

Fasting allows you to recoup a deeper reservoir of coping mechanisms at the cellular level to inspire detoxification, recovery of the metabolic system, and to repair pathways that are intrinsic to your physical and emotional wellbeing.

In particular we will be talking about something called intermittent fasting. Why intermittent? Well because this effects the brain and nervous system the most!  Let me explain what intermittent means.  It means fasting for subsequent hours such as stopping eating at 8PM and not eating anything again till 12PM.  This is a 16 hour fast.  You then eating in the 8 hour window. When we allow our body to take a break from digesting food for these intermittent times, it allows our body to go through a process of autophagy.  Autophagy is a process we go through naturally in our body that old cells die and are recycled, like our body cleaning house.  When this system is disrupted, it has been shown to create neurodegeneration. Short term fasting has been shown in research to dramatically upregulate neuronal autophagy.  In another mouse study, intermittent fasting was shown to improve cognitive function, brain structure, and neuroplasticity, which is fancy-speak for the brain’s ability to reorganize and rebuild itself.

Fasting has also been shown to help weight loss, reduce inflammation and benefit cancer patients to name a few…

Fasting is defined as consuming only plain water, or black coffee, or unsweetened tea.
Intermittent fasting works best when combined with a low carb-high fat diet of real, whole foods. For some that may have difficulty digesting fats, we need to look into their enzymes and energy pathways to make sure they can break down cholesterol effectively, or else they will get gallbladder pain/stagnation or what they call the “keto flu”. We will need to supplement as needed to make sure increasing good fats is something they can handle. That’s why working with a health professional can be really helpful to know what is personalized for you and what is safe.

The fasting timeline is one that will gradually develop.  At first you may not be able to last past 9AM if you are accustomed to eating breakfast.  This is where having tea/coffee with a good fat source like my MCT oil come in handy!  (link on my website). But, don’t beat yourself up.  If you only made it to 9AM, that is fine!  You will gradually be able to last longer and longer the more your body gets used to fasting and the more good fats you incorporate into your diet for fuel source.  

The reason I mainly talk about intermittent fasting, is because this is generally what I find the most compliance with individuals.  Patients are more cooperative when they have a set schedule and about an 8 hour window to per day to consume their good quality whole foods.  Having someone fast for an entire day can be another feat.

At no point are you starving during a fast. You are mobilizing the average reservoir of 30,000 to 100,000 excess calories that are stored in the fat in your liver, abdominal fat, and peripheral fat – typically in that order. Even if your body is at the lowest end of the normal curve of ideal body weight, the body still holds 15-25% of its weight in central and peripheral fat storage.

On the other side of the fast is a healthier you. During the fast you have the opportunity to experience rest and reset for your immune system, mind, and spirit. This is not always comfortable on your initial attempts. Your gut-brain axis has never rested like this, invasive thoughts, cravings, self-doubt, emotional lability are all common in those first fasts.

The more often you fast there will be less trepidation, and it will be easier to sustain wellness and recognize milestones for each subsequent fast.

 

Intermittent fasting works the best when you can schedule around the same time every day, so usually week days are better.  You might try with 3 days a week doing a 16 hour fast (or working up to it).  You may stay at this, or switch to doing it everyday like me. 

I do however suggest that some individuals do an actual water fast every now and then.  Why?  Well your small intestine for instance regenerates itself in three days.  Often times if there is a lot of inflammation, then fasting can really help this person’s ability to get rid of dead old tissue and regenerate new. 

We also know that spiritually: fasting improves our mental clarity.  When you control your mind over food, you control your flesh so to speak. Fasting allows us to develop silent moments  to hear from our intrinsic intelligence. Researchers have linked fasting to an increased level of vigilance and mood improvement, sometimes euphoria.  Fasting mice have found to produce as much as 5 times the amount of endogenous opiates in just 24 to 48 hours of fasting!  Intermittent fasting also causes an increase in a molecule known as BDNF (brain-derivated neurotrophic factor) which plays a role in important aspects of brain function relating to mood and cognitive function such as regulating serotonin metabolism, improving synaptic plasticity, and increasing the brain’s ability to resist aging.

Another thought is that since fasting puts the body into a state of ketosis — in which the body is burning molecules known as ketone bodies rather than glucose — the ketone bodies themselves may play a role in improving mental clarity and mood, decreasing pain, and promoting neuronal protection against hypoglycemia and different types of brain damage.

After you are finished with your fast, it is best to break your fast (breakfast ;))  with a good source of fat or whole food.  If you break it straight with a carbohydrate you may not see as great of a benefit than if you continue with ketosis while consuming more good fats.  This doesn’t mean eating a bunch of dairy.. I’m really not on board with the amount of dairy most “keto” people consume.  There are other great sources of good fats like organic nuts, kefir, eggs, Coconut oil, grass fed meats and others.

Please note: If you are new to fasting, have pre existing medical conditions or are on medications, you should consult your personal healthcare provider before you begin multi-day fasting. IT is not recommended for children, for some people with diabetes or other issues with blood sugar, or for pregnant women.

 

Unlike long chain triglycerides, which must first bond with bile and cholesterol prior to being utilized as an energy source by the body, the medium chain triglycerides found in coconut oil can be metabolized directly by the liver into the very highest quality units of cellular energy available, called alpha-keto acids.

The byproduct of this process results in the formation of another compound, called a 1-monoglyceride. Depending on the specific medium chain triglyceride being metabolized, the resulting 1-monoglyceride will exert a varying degree of antifungal, antiviral, antiparasitic, or antibacterial influence in the body.

Although it is well suited for cellular energy applications, the fatty acid profile of coconut oil leaves some “room for improvement” in regard to the 1-monoglyceride byproducts that it creates.

To address this need, Dr Hamel’s MCT Super Blend was developed. With over 4 times as much capric acid, and over 3 times as much caprylic and caproic acid as would be found in virgin coconut oil, Dr. Hamel’s Super Blend is vastly superior in regard to antifungal and antiviral applications. With almost 20% lauric acid, there will be ample quantities of monolaurin to exert its antibacterial influence.

Although this oil is not indicated for use as a cooking oil, it does happen to be perfect for adding to hot foods or beverages, or into cold foods as well, such as smoothies or salad dressings. It can be taken with food, or on an empty stomach, and though a person cannot eat too many medium chain triglycerides, a person can
eat too many too quickly. This will cause a sensation of transient nausea, or perhaps even diarrhea. If this should occur, reduce the amount being taken at one time and spread the target dose out over the course of the day. A nice starting point might be three Tablespoons a day (one Tbsp applied to each meal).

Get yours here:
https://drrachelhamel-com.3dcartstores.com/Dr-Hamels-MCT-Super-Blend_p_12.html

 

THat is all for now.

 

Have a happy and healthy week.

 

 

Dr. Hamel

 

Effective Cellular Hydration.. AlkaLIZED not AlkaLINE.

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday! Another couple weeks has gone by, which means it’s time for our bimonthly Blog. So much has been happening in our world the past four months, which I truly believe it to be an awakening of deep corruption that has been going on for some time.  I think next month I’m going to chat about some emotional components of these surprise seasons because after all emotions are 1/3 of our health.

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This week we are talking all about hydration.  Not only hydration but cellular hydration.  A big difference there. There are many facets to health and longevity and if you’ve been here for awhile you know that I talk about many of those in different ways.  Brain healing, food quality, electricity, emotions….. Well today we are digging into hydration.
So let’s dive in..

Did you now that 71% of the earth is water, and our bodies are made of 75% water, 75% is inside our cells. 
However, not all water is created equal.  We need water that actually goes into the cells of our body. Tap water is full of contaminants and other chemicals harmful to our body.  Bottle water sometimes may seem like the better option, but the production process is highly unregulated and contains harmful chemicals and hormone disruptors leached from the plastic containers.  It’s also acidic which affects your bodies pH and electrolyte balance. Not to mention plastic destroys our ecosystem.

Well water for those that have it, is a great option. Why? Because the earth breaks the water into smaller particle size units called the ORP(oxidative reductive potential). That ORP being small (or negative) is key.

If you take a handful of grapes, put in them in a colander and rinse them off with water, does the water go into the grapes?
No.  Why?
Because the skin of the grape bounces the water off.  So, guess what happens to most of the water that you drink, the same thing happens in your cells.  Your cells have a skin on the outside that repels most water, meaning  most of the water we drink is peed out.  That’s why a urinalysis is not always very effective at diagnosing, because most of the water you are peeing is the same water you drank 20 minutes ago, it’s not exchanging inside the cells. That exchanging process is HUGE for healing. So what’s inside your cells becomes old, stale, stagnant and mold ridden.  We start to rot and rust on the inside out even though we are drinking 6 gallons of water per day.  If the water you are drinking is not small enough in ORP, the old water is not coming out of your cells and the new water is not coming in. This can really hinder our cellular regeneration.  It also really hinders our ability with nutrients to get inside the cell for healing.

Nutrition is key right?  But it is getting in your cells?  We don’t want to pee out all that good nutrition we pay lots of $ for!
Additionally, when we talk about cellular regeneration from EMF’s, radiation and free radicals we have to be able to flush them out. Regular water can’t do that.

For all my exercise people out there (which should be all of you:))
Dehydration of just 3% causes: 18% decline in muscular power, 70% increase in “perceived” fatigue, and 12% decrease in reaction time.
I think it’s fair to say if the majority aren’t drinking well water or alkalized water they are dehydrated….

Also,
It’s not about the PH of the water,  you can make PH by adding baking soda to the water.  It doesn’t make the water more permeable.  The term you are looking for is alkalized not alkaline.  Water that is not only high pH, but that is a small enough particle size to actually go into your cells.
We know that more alkaline environments are better overall for health and healing.  Although our stomach and small intestine need acidic environments, the rest of our body does not. Acidic environments feed cancer cells. The accumulation of acidic waste products within our body is the process of aging. Therefore,
removing old, stored waste is reverse aging.

Most alkaline water out there is chemically processed to be alkaline.  It’s not a natural process. All the bottled electrolyte alkaline water on the shelves have been tested.  They aren’t really alkaline, and if they are, it’s a chemical process of doing so by adding bicarbonate.  Being here in California, we also hear about the magical carlsbad water.  People come from all over to get alkaline water for healing.  However, actually testing the water, it’s not that alkaline.  It’s better than other water and bottled water, but there is superior alkalinity.

And what about the brain?  The brain is 73% water.  How do we replenish the cells of the brain with hydration?  Nobody ever thinks of brain dehydration, but it happens.

So, whats the best?  I’ve mentioned well water, and although this is better than most, there is something more superior.
Kangan Water.  

Kangan is a patented water device that not only filtrates your water and gives you different levels of alkalinity so you can use for many different things, but the most important is that particle size!  It’s micro-clustered to get into your cells and hydrate as well as detoxify them. It is water quality association gold seal certified as well.

This amazing device is made in Japan with Japanese technology, and there’s a reason why those in Japan live so long!
It uses electricity to separate the molecules in your water, leaving more anti-oxidizing molecules available to stop oxidation, inflammation and anti-aging.
It connects to your faucet and creates 7 different types of water. First, the water travels through double carbon antibacterial filter, removes contaminants and chlorine.  Next the water passes over 7 electrically charged platinum dipped titanium plates producing kangan and acidic waters.  It’s alkaline and high antioxidant.
Additionally, when you drink reverse osmosis water, it depletes the water of minerals leaving you mineral deficient.  Kangan does not. So you leave in all the good stuff, take out all the bad stuff and create super hydrating antioxidant water.

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This is not an infomercial.  I personally have tried so many different waters and just this year paid off a 8,000 water machine that claimed to make antioxidant water.  It didn’t, and grew mold which most water machines do. Kangan is different.  I no longer get that full feeling after drinking water, because before water was just sloshing around, and although taking minerals was still always dehydrated.  Cellular hydration!

There’s so many other uses for this machine as well, as it creates 7 different types of water that you can use to make your own disinfectant, veggies/fruit cleaner (gets out more pesticides that veggies washes), beauty water that’s great for your skin, and increasing pH to detoxify your body.

After paying off the other machine, I was finally able to get mine this week after waiting for so long!  I am beyond excited.  I will be having some jugs in the office but as my office is small I won’t be able to have it in office at this time.  The best way, is to try the water and see how you feel.

For more information about Kangan, Underneath you will find an image with the next informational class. This is not myself, but a colleague who has tested over 80 different water machines and devices. Nothing compares to Kangan.  If you attend you can get two weeks free water to try it out for yourself (if you are local).  This is what I did and said I was never going back!  Mention you heard from Dr. Hamel when you sign up;)  I will be having more information on my website about it very soon!

 

Additionally, here is some research,  but there are SO many studies already been done.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6352572/
https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12970-016-0153-8
https://www.overvoedingengezondheid.nl/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Doctors_Scientists_and_Nutritionists_on_Kangen_water-2.pdf

 

 

That is all for now.

 

Have a happy and healthy week!

 

Dr. Hamel

 

 

 

Disease doesn’t end health, it’s the collapse of health that welcomes in disease.

Disease doesn’t end health, it’s the collapse of health that welcomes in disease.

Hey Warriors.
Happy Monday!  I know I just did a blog last week, but I will be gone next weekend so I thought I’d do 2 in a row!  Also… We’ve got an awesome topic today. It’s been a difficult 2020, hasn’t it?
Although we seemed to be out of the hole as far as re-opening up California, it seems as though another “wind” of cases has “emerged”, and we are looking at going back again.  If you just started following me, welcome,  if you have been with me then you know this is and has never been about a virus, but a matter of control. The numbers are not providing ANY information to close down again, but here we are feeling powerless.
Some of you as well, have trouble speaking to other people or family members about what is really going on here, and have just given up. 

I get it, and I don’t blame you.  You see, the way the medical system is set up and has been taught has been totally backwards.  And for them to even catch up to current medical researched science is going to take many years.  But, don’t just take it from me.  I watched an interview this week that was extremely fitting and basically said all that I would have said from a medical doctor named Zach Bush.  He was a guest speaker on the show LondonReal, which is an awesome source for non media tampering information.

The video was rather long, and I have a feeling that most will never take the time to watch a two hour episode, even though it could change our planet.  If you watched it, amazing!  If not, I’m going to summarize some main points here because I really believe that everyone should know.
And again, this is not from me, it’s from a well known triple board certified doctor.  His information is why many turn to us chiropractors for help, because our medical system is just not correct.  Despite ridicule and harshness, we’ve had to help fill that gap where medical doctors either couldn’t or weren’t willing.  Thankfully, more are rising..

So let’s dive in. 

The interview first begins with Dr. Bush describing why the world is in the state that it is because we have biologically lost the capability to produce life, as he related it to the old Star Trek Movies. You’ve got captain Kirk landing on these distant planets and they’re trying to decide if this is habitable to life.  It’s a perfectly set up planet with carbon soil and microbe species. We see the underpinnings of that collapse and it is because we are disrupting the carbon soil systems, the water and the air that we breathe and on this trajectory captain Kirk lands a few 100 years and finds a planet that’s no longer habitable by not just humans but any large biology.  I think that that we have a hard time imagining what it looks like to get from now to that point of complete collapse(like captain kirk witnessed) and this pandemic is a very minor ripple effect like a little early tremor in the collapse of the species.  A collapse in the ability to produce life because of our environment…

Dr. Bush is on the forefront of microbiome (a mass amount of colonies of fungi, bacteria in your gut) genomics, and has been for the past ten years. He does state additionally, this research is not just himself but a huge list of researchers and scientists that back him up. Before ten years ago, the mentality of the science community including himself at that time was that we are here to stamp out disease, but the idea of healthy living is remote and feels new-agey or somehow like fake science and so that’s an extraordinary mistake we made in medical education over the last 100 years was to get the opportunity to create such resilient health that we would be resistant to disease. ( THIS IS MY GOAL Y’ALL! -Dr Hamel)

Instead we focused all of our trillions of dollars on research and development, trillions of hours of manpower research and ingenuity and intuition on disease management instead of health, and so the result is what you see around you.  The reason the dialogue looks like it is in the government for The Who and CDC you is  part of this big machine of fear that we created as physicians as well, and so as physicians and scientists we have created in the fight against cancer and the fear of bacterial infections, the fear of viral infections when in fact none of that’s really underpinned by the current science!
Science has radically changed in the last 20 years and it hasn’t trickled down into the mindset of physicians scientists and especially the clinicians yet and so generally we expect that take 20 to 30 years to make a transition. This has been such a radical shift that’s come through our understanding of genomics in our ability to look at genomic sequencing of nature that we’re starting to realize we’re wrong and not as the center of the universe.

The speaker then asked well why China?
You will not find a disruption of soil, water and air anywhere faster than central China. China has managed to adopt western farming practices that has accelerated the death of soil worse than anywhere else. Beijing and all of its energy and transportation has pushed enormous amounts of air pollution down and you have this perfect toxic stew with the largest pork antibiotic production system in the world. When you do this, the response is adaptation, and biology goes into an explosive effort to find loopholes to find alternative biologic pathways to avoid toxicity to try not to go extinct and so in an execution of and you’re going to see an explosion of genetic intelligence variance coming out of all niches of biology to create adaptation for resilient recovery from an extinction event.  That’s what we’ve seen 5 big extinction events on the planet in the past and every time they happen we come back as a planet more diverse more biologically intelligent because of the viral explosion of intelligence that happens around us in extinction of that and so this coronavirus and any naturally occurring virus is actually an adaptation event towards the next opportunity for explosion of life on earth.

Speaker:  How can the coronavirus just become present?

THIS IS MY FAVORITE PART!
First, we need a little bit of background what is a virus?  First, a virus is not a living organism and so we have severely miscategorized viruses as physicians and scientists as part of the microbiome. This microscopic life is an extraordinary universe, 5 million species of just fungi it’s just like this extraordinary explosion of adaptation within the fungal Kingdom alone. The viruses are not alive and therefore should not be categorized as far as I’m concerned in the microbiome because they’re not living organisms they are a secretion of bacteria and are multi cellular organisms and so if they come from bacteria we call them bacteriophages but it’s just a virus. Coming out of a human system for example or another mammal we call them viruses but these are genetic secretions of living cells that don’t pass any life capacity within that package of information it’s literally a communication tool for the genome to proliferate to create adaptation and biodiversity and so it is the device it is the tool for life to quickly adapt and shift into a more intelligent life form and so a virus is a package of genetic information that’s targeted. This is the really fascinating thing, this isn’t like just like using genetic information, it’s wrapped up just like a smart bomb to deliver the information right to the right place where it’s most needed and in the case of coronavirus which has been around with us for documented for over 740 years, it’s a very common part of the human experience causing many of the common colds we experience.

When an organism in great stress has the need for an adaptation it can take something like a coronavirus and can misspell the genetic information within that and the misspelling will accelerate as the stress increases and so it does this by actually intentionally having slightly sloppy machinery or repeating the genetic information within the viral genome.  The virome has this extensive genomic collection of information starts to misspell many of those will be irrelevant just misspellings and will go on to do nothing.  Occasionally you’ll see an up regulation of function or an important structural adaptation represented in that genomic information and therefore when it is enters an organism like a human we take it into our genomics and we start to proliferate it out there to expand that information screen. As we saw with RONA, the vast majority of viruses stay asymptomatic with almost all individuals that get it and then a very small section of people will develop severe symptoms and diseases.

Many scientists think of viruses like Trojan horses that come in and take over the mechanisms of our human cells to proliferate. It’s nowhere near that reality, if that was true we would have never existed because there are 10000000000000000000000000000000 viruses in the air that we breathe (visual 10,000,000 times more viruses in the air than our stars in the entire universe) and so then we look into the soils and we find another 10 to the 31 viruses there and then we look into the ocean water and we find another 10 to 31 viruses there! We are so surrounded by this genetic information that if it actually behaved such that every time it touched us it would take over our machinery and just for its own good start to proliferate, we would never exist. We are the result of viruses we are not being attacked by viruses and when I say that that’s quite literal.

When you look at the recent genomic sequencing we’re now getting good at understanding which parts of our DNA were inserted directly by viruses and we are now have counted up to more than 50% of the human  genes resulting from direct viral updates, and at least 10% of our genes are direct viral updates from retroviruses like HIV. Over the last 100 years we have demonized the very mechanisms by which we have become real and that’s a terrifying mistake to make as when your paradigm is so reversed as a scientist that you were taught to fear an attack the very things that built you, you are now going to engineer your extinction!

We have done that through the advent of antimicrobials, antivirals, anti-fungals and the like.
He then said:   There’s many doctors listening right now who are saying well that’s that’s gotta be BS because I  see patients dying of pneumonia and if I give them an antibiotic they improve. This is where we again fail to see the big picture and we start to measure outcomes by two weeks instead of two years or 20 years in these individuals. We now know that a single course of antibiotics undermines human biology immediately as we destroy the fabric of the organic soil of our microbiome a single course of antibiotics is now been documented to increase your risk of major depression in the next 12 months by 17% your risk of major anxiety disorder by 24% if you get 2 courses of antibiotics in the next year over a 12 month period your risk of major depression event is now 44% your risk of a massive anxiety disorder is 52%. It’s this radical undermining of our brain and our neurologic function when we just take an antibiotic but more terrifyingly if you look at the United States you can look at the antibiotic prescription rate per state within the United States and show a perfect correlation to the risk of death from cancer in those states so the higher the rate of antibiotic prescription the more likely you die from cancer.

The soil within our gut is actually the mechanism by which we produce health and when we undermine the soil the plant life dies and in this case that happens to be us. 

If you look at your stool, that is the ultimate compost within you.  When you flush the toilette, you just ate a few hours ago, and now it looks like soil.  You are a composting machine for the microbial intelligence within you.  Just as you put compost into your garden to make it more abundant we forget about our own, and are just given medication and supplements to manage diseases that are manifesting from a lack of soil health.  And we destroy the soils of the earth which causes our soils to be lacking through chemicals and pesticides.

Okay guys, that was just the first 25 minutes!!!

I’m just going to post a little bit more here because this next points were also SO GOOD!

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The power has definitely been taken away from the individual to pursue health!  PREACH!

Marbled halls and white coats and stethoscopes and all the fancy trappings of MRI machines and CT scans and billions of dollars of laboratories we give the impression we know what is going on and the reality is we have no clue because we have been going down this long wrong path and believing that the human system is this isolated system that has to fight off infections and most importantly it needs an immune system to kill all microorganisms around it so that it doesn’t die.  

We don’t need infections, that is the mentality that is out there both in the position of the scientists and the public still and yet we know as of 30 years ago so that humans can’t survive unless microorganisms within it are providing massive biodiversity. In the last 15 years it’s been mind blowing to realize that’s not isolated to our gut,  in fact we have bacteria/fungi/viruses teaming in every single organ of our body to produce health.

When we start to slip into disease, the microbiome goes into an adaptation stress response system to try to recover our health!  Alzheimer’s brains when you section those and you look, the most damaged part of the brain what has come to help is a yeast form of candida glabrata that has now shifted to a mycelial like fungal hyphae form that is built a network of mycelial like root system around the damaged portion of the brain to try to bring nutrients and fuel resource the damaged area brain.  We have feared yeast that we are terrified in hospital systems trying to eradicate all, then finding out that that’s actually was trying to help recover the brain of this Alzheimer’s patient as they start to decline.
We’ve now seen that in breast cancer the bacteria that shows up to try to recover the health of the breast cancer is mycobacterium radio tolerance and that species of bacteria is able to thrive in the acidic environment around the breast cancer and it’s able to try to bring again nutrients and fuel production and communication into that space. We now know that the more sterile you make that patient, the faster that woman will have metastatic cancer and so as you undermined not just the guts soils but the soils that are within us.

We keep seeing in the hospital for example, examples of here’s an infection if I don’t treat that infection this patient is going to die and so we forget then to back up and say the reason that patient has an infection is because we so damaged the soil system but there’s now a weed like growth of a couple of organisms and we’re going to go in and try to wipe out the weeds.  This response is going to make more and more aggressive weeds and more and more drug resistant weeds and that’s of course exactly what I see now when I’m working with farmers.   Their soil systems when I go out into a farm on a conventional landscape it’s not unusual for us to see is roundup resistant weeds that are taking over farms, they can be the size of Christmas trees these weeds with a trunk, they’ve been so forced into this extreme effort to recover the biology of this dying soil system as soon as you stop trying to kill them one year later that soil no longer has that weed present, the need for that weed went away because the soil began to recover its ecosystem. If in our damage control we need a moment of antibiotics we need to instead of saying now you’re better from your pneumonia we need to say we just made things worse and you’re going to come back next year or in a few months with something much worse and unfortunately that answer is we just wiped out your microbiome again and so right now as you leave the hospital we are going to put you on that three month journey into microbiome diversification so we would like you to change and modify your daily behavior so that the nature is starting to bring more and more microbial diversity into your life everyday. (WOW WOULDN’T THAT BE THE DAY!)

If that was the discharge instructions from the hospital we would stop the recidivism that we see in medicine, the same way we see it in prisons because we don’t fix the underlying cause of socio economic collapse, lack of education and all of this that would yield a better prison system. Hospital work is such a burnout career to be a hospitalist and so as an internal medicine doctor I’d spent so many years in hospitals in ICU’s and when you are admitting the same patient for the same condition for the fourth time in a single month you start to really give up hope, and as we see you know cancer now reaching 1 or two males in the united states will now be diagnosed with cancer that’s mind boggling like that’s a doubling of our cancer rate just in the last 30 years!

Alzheimer’s certainly Parkinson’s, and down into our children with attention deficit, hyperactivity, autism and the like our population is failing to build healthy brains and so the anti depressants, that anti anxieties, the sleep medicines, the sexual disorders all of this explosion of this function of the brain is because the organism is losing the soil system and so we need to radically change our viewpoint from oh we just fixed the pneumonia to we just did a whack amole situation.

If you look at the recent Netflix release on Bill Gates and feel good story about the Gates Foundation (SO CORRUPT) on what they’re trying to do to eradicate polio and these viral infections by these very intensive almost military efforts of vaccination. What you see is they stamp it out and one thing in there he’s showing that, hey we eradicated here but then it pops up of here, and we implement our system over here in this county and we eradicated, but it popped up back over here so they’re doing the whack a mole game not just in a single city but in the whole populations where they can’t suppress the infection because they’re not realizing that they’re playing on a 2 dimensional test board when in fact biology is 3 dimensional and the micro organisms are through the soil water and air systems.

The reason they’re there is because we have damaged the system. We didn’t eradicate polio, for example until we changed our water systems and we could chlorinate our pools and sinks. We would have kids still with polio today, if it wasn’t for changing the water, and yet have this story that the polio vaccine made polio go away. No, we changed 1000 things and medical management around the tonsils and adenoids and radiation for acne that was going on at the time and everything else we stopped doing then the children recovered and their immune systems strengthened and we changed their water environment. We’re seeing the inability for that same polio vaccine to eradicate it in India because we’re not fixing the underlying problem which is an abnormal unbalanced terrain of water and soil systems because there’s so much chemical toxicity there.  (NOT TO MENTION THE VACCINES MAKE PEOPLE MORE SICK!) Vaccines are all about $ not health.

Corona deaths are all from co-morbidities.  Cardiovascular, diabetes and kidney disease are the most common, which none of those have to do with physiology of a virus.  Why are those populations?  Why not asthma and emphysema? Why?  All three are usually categorized into two medications: statins and ACE inhibitors.  These meds change the terrain of our lungs, which makes the population prone to a disease event, which has ALL to do with the terrain.  The virus is expressing, if we change our terrain (which is what the drugs do), you have problems.

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The video goes on to talk about vaccinations, the basis behind them and why having a corona virus vaccine is a terrible idea.

I HIGHLY suggest you watch the rest, if you have the time, which I know you do because we are still in quarantine 😉

I hope while reading from this video that i transcribed, that you see similar themes as to what I try to educate you with as much as I can.  I hope and pray more doctors wake up!  If you are tired of trying to educate people around you about why this virus isn’t going away and it’s not bad then send them this:)  And don’t stop sharing!

Here is the link to the full video:
https://londonreal.tv/zach-bush-our-covid-19-assumptions-are-wrong-why-social-distancing-vaccines-will-make-the-pandemic-worse/?fbclid=IwAR1QyBOvsHNFbKmMuo_92ACYuNs6-dHTjfeMuh29XWzvdQzHOlvOVv_WIhE

Here is another great resources of many doctors and health advocates trying to dismantle the “germ theory”
https://questioningcovid.com/

OIL OF THE WEEK

This week we are talking about Cardamom.  The oil of POWER!
The chemical makeup of Cardamom essential oil makes it a calming oil—allowing it to provide soothing effects for the digestive system when ingested. Cardamom oil can be used to slow down muscle contractions in the intestines and to ease bowel looseness,* which is why it is commonly taken to aid in digestion.* Consider taking Cardamom oil internally when experiencing occasional feelings of stomach discomfort, or after over-indulging at dinner.* When taken internally, it is best to dilute one drop of Cardamom oil in 4 oz. of liquid.

Just as Cardamom oil can be used to calm the digestive system, its aroma can also be calming and soothing. When using Cardamom essential oil to promote a sense of openness or feelings of mental clarity, consider diffusing the oil in the essential oil diffuser of your choice. Diffusing Cardamom oil helps promote a sense of a clear head, offering an overall soothing and calming feeling.

The calming and soothing properties of Cardamom essential oil can also be experienced when used topically. When you want to soothe or cool your skin, apply Cardamom oil on the skin for a cooling, refreshing sensation. Remember, when applying Cardamom essential oil to the skin, apply one or two drops to the area and dilute the oil with doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil to help avoid skin irritation or sensitivity.

Freshly ground Cardamom seeds are used widely in the culinary world; you can use Cardamom oil in place of cardamom seeds to enhance the flavor of many recipes. The minty flavor and scent of Cardamom has made it a popular ingredient in traditional Indian sweets and teas. It is also used in curry dishes due to its warm, spicy aroma and flavor. As a companion to coffees, teas, sauces, and pastries, Cardamom is truly “queen of the spices.” Next time you are cooking, consider adding Cardamom oil to breads, smoothies, meats, and salads to enrich food flavor and to aid digestion.*

Another internal benefit of Cardamom essential oil is its ability to promote clear airways and breathing and aid in respiratory health.* It is a key ingredient in the doTERRA Breathe® Respiratory Blend and Respiratory Drops.
Bottle of Cardamom oil next to a dinner plate, fork, and napkin. What does Cardamom oil smell like? Cardamom essential oil has a warm aroma that is both spicy and sweet.

Cardamom essential oil has a unique, pungent aroma that makes it useful around the home when you want an inviting, warm scent to fill the room. Cardamom oil’s spicy, warm, balsamic aroma is the perfect addition to any cozy home—particularly in the fall and winter. If you want to spread the unique fragrance of Cardamom essential oil around your own home, try making your own potpourri with Cardamom oil. You can place it anywhere you want a spicy and warm aroma.

That is all for now.
Have a happy and healthy week.
Dr. Hamel

A Genetic Variant Associated with Cancer and the Warburg Effect

A Genetic Variant Associated with Cancer and the Warburg Effect

Hey Warriors.
Happy Fathers Day, (Late) to all you dads reading this!! I hope you truly know how important it is to have fathers in the picture!! I hope you got spoiled and loved yesterday!
First of all I wanted to say thank you for all the replies from last month’s blog about racism and trauma
As we continue on, I hope the conversation continues.

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This week we are switching years a little bit from brain talk and talking a little about nutrition.  As many of you know I switched a few years ago to doing solely genetic based nutrition. Why?  Because something was missing in my practice.  Hormone protocols, and detoxification protocols, and gut protocols got some people well but others plateaued, myself included. The world of genetics in itself is fairly new medicine, and we are literally learning more every single week it seems.  I like to look at genetics this way.  We are born with certain genes, but the way those genes actually work or express themselves can be changed. We know they can be changed even through our thoughts and environment.  So one way we look at helping is through nutrition.

The more genetic “variants” we call them there are in a certain pathway, the more that person might have trouble either creating or destroying something.  As the world is not only getting more toxic emotionally, but has been getting physically toxic for years and years, we have to find new ways to help our bodies overcome such constant bombardment, even from the air we breathe.  You’ve heard it before, we live in a toxic soup.  From our air, water, food sources, EMF’s, cleaners to body care.  

This is generally why we are seeing more and more health issues, an overload of toxins, the inability of our bodies to handle it, and inability to create new cells.
What happens when we can’t eliminate and regenerate leads to chronic conditions. 

In the western medical world we are taught to fear the C word.  Even though doctors and researchers have already found cures, and have been using treatments for years saving individuals lives.  I distinctly remember a teacher in my graduate studies who was one of the smartest medical doctors and microbiologist I had ever met.  He told me, Rachel we already know the cures to cancer.  He had served on some of the most prestigious cancer facilities in northern california.  But why was that not broadcasted?  He said he was not allowed to tell, and as we all know that industry makes billions every year.
I have never said nor will I ever that I treat cancer, because I don’t.  I help the body regain balance.  We all in fact have cancer cells.  Yes you have them now.  The way we deal with them and regenerate is what leads to it progressing.  What he eat, how we think, our surroundings, and what we inject in us.  The typical western route is either radiation or chemotherapy.  And although I support all my patients decisions, I don’t believe injections or taking toxic chemicals is the answer.  How can it be “good” to ingest chemicals? Again, I support all decisions, but remember this is a billion dollar industry.

Let’s talk a little bit about what is called the Warburg Effect. 

If you didn’t know, cancer cells LIVE and feed off glucose.  That is why a huge thing to cut down for most individuals is their sugar intake to starve it.  Cancer is defined by uncontrollable cell growth and division, so cancer cells need the building blocks and energy to make new cells much faster than healthy cells do. They rely heavily on the glucose and rapidly convert it to pyruvate via a process called glycolysis.  The Warburg effect is just that.  Cancer cells exhibit glucose fermentation even when enough oxygen is available to properly utilize.
In 2012, scientists wanted to know what the link was, so research commenced.  

When we look at genetic variants, we are looking specifically at something called enzymes. Enzymes either speed up a reaction or slow it down.  If the enzyme isn’t working properly, that means that the next step in our body making or utilizing something won’t happen. 

In particular, the scientists looked at a specific enzyme called citrate synthesis(CS). 
Here is a snip of my genetic chart (#3) to just show you where it is.  This enzyme comes in the ENERGY production (ATP) and utilization pathway.

In the study, they silenced or blocked this enzyme and the results are quite important.  The most important was that blocking this enzyme greatly increased (10 times!) migration and proliferation of cancer cells. They also found that inhibiting this enzyme accelerated tumor malignancy.  This is why: CS inhibition causes severe defects in mitochondrial respiration (thats how our energy cells breathe) and switches it to glucose uptake and up-regulates glycolytic metabolism.  You’ve heard me talk over and over again about the importance of oxygen, well here the cells needs oxygen as well and to utilize it. Since the mitochondria cells carry ATP our energy source, this means that ATP too was greatly decreased. Defects in mitochondria may promote tumor malignancy, forcing the cell to revert to the more primitive route of energy production through glycolysis.

Of course theres a lot more that is said in this study, and I will give the link if you choose to read it all, but this one enzyme is pretty huge increasing the risk for cancer. Since the body works as a unit it also blocks things further down the line that need to function as well.  One is cholesterol breakdown for hormone regulation and the electron transport chain which in the end creates that ATP (Energy).  I’m sure looking at that Kreb’s Cycle can bring back some high school chemistry days.  A lot goes into it, but that CITRATE up top is the key to get it started.  If we don’t have ATP we can’t regenerate new cells.  That means cancer cells can start to take over.  ATP can modulate the cell growth and bioenergetic metabolism of tumor cells, at least in part, through suppression of AMPK/p38 MAPK and ERK1 signaling and glycolytic enzyme expression and activation of p53 function ( sorry a lot of chemistry here, but just means more ATP less cancer cells).

So, if someone has a genetic variant in this enzymes ability to function, that can cause some pretty huge complications wouldn’t you think?  This is definitely a different way of looking at cancer.

What if we could optimize this enzymes function for those that have a compromised pathway?  With this enzyme working better, and energy production with oxygen utilization working more effectively it makes sense to think that will modulate proper cell growth and death.

This is the beauty of looking at specific chemical reactions in the body.  Testing for this gene can be a big find for anyone not only for treatment but also for prevention.  How many individuals have issues with cholesterol usually being too high, or gallbladder or weight/hormone issues?  That comes in here too.

Once knowing this, finding the night nutrient to help that enzyme properly work is the key.

When we get the body working better it heals.  Again we are looking at the body as a whole picture.  We need to look at toxin intake, diet and environment of course, but we can also help that person’s body function better, resulting in less availability of improper cell growth.

If you haven’t done my genetic nutrition yet, I suggest you do!  It’s been a big game changer for many.  It can take some time to figure out the perfect combo as we are learning more every month about genes, but already to success stories are flowing.

Look at how the body is functioning, not necessarily the “diagnosis”.  There you will find the answers. 

SOURCE:
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep00785?fbclid=IwAR2H9r3XlkhadF6DdwwoGiWqC4K59njy2WBOZIlg1g0UZ0LijvxAyESWRsc

OIL OF THE WEEK

This week we are talking about Frankincense.

Frankincense might not just reduce inflammation. It may also attack cancer cells directly.

This, say some researchers. could benefit people with leukemia and other types of cancer.

One of the challenges of cancer treatment is that, unlike bacteria or viruses, cancer cells are not foreign invaders. Instead, cancer occurs when the body’s cells grow out of control, attacking healthy tissue.

This process makes it difficult to fight cancer without also killing healthy cells. In fact, most cancer treatments do kill healthy cells.

Chemotherapy for example, kills many healthy cells as it fights cancer. This is why people often lose their hair, experience nausea, and become more vulnerable to infection during chemotherapy.

Some evidence suggests that frankincense might target cancer cells without harming healthy cells.

A laboratory study of bladder cancer, published in 2009, looked at how frankincense affected cultures of normal and cancerous bladder cells. The oil targeted cancerous cells, but it did not destroy healthy cells.

In 2015, further lab research found similar effects in breast cancer. The investigators found that frankincense could kill breast cancer cells and disrupt the growth of future cancer cells.

In 2016, scientist describing the properties of frankincense noted that it contains substances that have anti-tumor properties. These could prevent cancer cells from growing and lead to controlled cell death, or apoptosis.

These are early results, but they offer hope that substances that occur in frankincense might one day fight some forms of cancer without the potentially life-threatening effects of chemotherapy.

That is all for now.
have a happy and healthy week!
Dr. Hamel

Persistent Impact of Trauma: Biological Implications

Hey Warriors.
I know it’s been a few weeks, so thanks for being patient!  It has definitely been a heavy past couple of weeks, and being a practitioner it’s hard to talk about health topics when more pressing issues have been at hand.

We know that this has been a long overdue injustice just coming to the surface.  
So many things I learned in school about healthcare always targeted those of color with increased risk for so many health conditions.  We do know there is white privilege, poverty leading to improper food availability and quality of food in African American neighborhoods consisting of mainly fast food and no access to healthier options.  This makes a huge impact as you can imagine in being able to live a healthy lifestyle.  But what about the other factors?  What about trauma?  What does that do biologically to one’s body over time… What does that do to a race overtime? 

If we look back in history of other injustices that have happened with the Native Americans and holocaust era, an impact still remains on those families that experienced the trauma. The past for many Native Americans is weaved into their modern lives. Racial and historical  experiences challenge us as clinicians: how can we understand the persistent impact of trauma—not just on the individuals affected but on the children of survivors and even on additional generations?

Researchers wanted to know more about this and began studying the aftermath of the holocaust. Many after the holocaust were diagnosed with post traumatic stress disorder. In the years that followed, accounts circulated of children of survivors who were also severely affected, but were believed to be from behavioral causes with the parents neglect.  Decades later, more research was conducted using modern tools and found many biological signs associated with trauma.   Interestingly, their children showed the same biological and epigenetic markers. On one hand, this demonstrated that the syndrome seen in the children was not merely behavioral—it was biologically mediated in the same way as their parents’.

It also raised a more profound question: did the children acquire these changes by virtue of their own traumatic experiences (being raised by a PTSD parent)? Or was it possible that there might be some other process at play?

” A team led by Brian Dias and Kerry Ressler developed an animal model that allowed them to tightly control all relevant parameters. First, they fear-conditioned mice to a specific olfactory stimulus (acetophenone). As expected, the mice showed an enhanced fear response to the stimulus smell. They further showed that the observed behavioral change was mediated by epigenetic upregulation of the acetophenone receptor. This was all consistent with previously published literature.

What they found next was truly stunning. The team extracted sperm from the fear-conditioned mice, performed in vitro fertilization, and then raised the offspring separately from the biological fathers. Extraordinarily, these offspring—and another generation beyond them—demonstrated increased fear responses to acetophenone. Moreover, their sensitivity stemmed from the same increased expression of the olfactory receptor, owing to epigenetic changes. These findings offered potential mechanistic proof that a learned behavior could be passed from one generation to the next via an epigenetic mechanism. In addition, they demonstrated the plausibility of Yehuda’s suggestion that biological symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder could be passed directly from one generation to the next.”

Wow.. Right?  I’ve also read studies prior that stated that emotional traumas can track back several generations, without us even knowing.

I raise this topic today not to dishearten our colored communities, as I have so much love and righteous anger for what has been happening.  This is to say that a healthy lifestyle seems impossible for some communities because of decades of trauma. This means that pain from trauma does not cease with death but may rather be woven into the (epi-)genetic architecture of generations that follow. Think about the genetic changes, the brain changes that occur.  It always shocks me when generational traumas come up in a session with a client as to what they can be holding onto.

  What if our healthcare system started to address this? 
I know, it would take a lot more things first. Like access to the care to for one.

HOPE.

There is also reason for hope: follow-up data from the mouse studies discussed above has shown that exposure therapy before mating appears to reverse the next generation’s inheritance of the behavioral and neurobiological marks of the previous trauma.  Perhaps there are ways in humans to heal (or at least prevent further transmission of) such wounds. I know this to be true.  Generational holds can be broken.  know this is not a typical health talk today, but it’s a REAL talk. 

As clinicians we must acknowledge and appreciate the biological implications of trauma, even without being a psychologist or psychiatrist. Trauma can assimilate in the body as pain.  And who comes to us for pain? EVERYONE. Furthermore, we need to increase our understanding of those who suffer from their ancestors’ traumatic experiences or current ones. Too many in the healthcare industry try to treat emotional ailments with physical medicine.  Yes means for food and availability of healthier options is of vital importance, but also during this time I think more than ever need to realize just the trauma aspect this has had on so many generations for too long. Generational fear, living in a free country that enslaves people.

The amazing thing about epi-genetics is you can change them.  We do that through mindset and nutrition and environment all the time.  Our hope is through this movement that things actually do change, they have to!  I think we are seeing some good come out, but I do believe we all need to not be silent anymore. And clinicians definitely need to do better. 

To all those who have been peacefully marching I support you.  To all my colored patients, I hope you know I love you and will continue to help spread the word.
Lastly,
I highly recommend you read the book white fragility for more information about this topic.  Please know that I am not discrediting those not of color that have gone through hardship or trauma either.

Share this to other healthcare providers.  They may need to start taking a different approach.

Also, thank you to all who gave gifts and wished me happy birthday last week.  I appreciate you all!

That is all for now.

Wishing you a happy and healthy week.

Dr. hamel
OIL OF THE WEEK

This week we are talking about HOPE essential oil.

doTERRA Hope Touch is a distinct essential oil blend combining the fresh scent of Bergamot with Ylang Ylang and Frankincense, then sweetened slightly with the warming aroma of Vanilla Bean Absolute. doTERRA Hope Touch can be applied to the neck, wrists, and pulse points to experience a refreshing scent throughout the day. Its inviting scent is only one thing that makes doTERRA Hope Touch truly unique.

With each application of doTERRA Hope Touch, breathe in its uplifting scent while knowing your purchase is part of a bigger cause—to help rescue precious children throughout the world. With each purchase of doTERRA Hope Touch the full purchase price ($20.00) is donated to the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation®* which supports efforts fighting against human-trafficking around the world.