Acidity & Cannabis, pH Demystified: Why Knowing Your pH Level is Important (and What You Can Do to Keep it Balanced)

By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers – a best-selling author and specialist in Chiropractic, Bio-Energetics, Meridian Stress Analysis, Homeopathy and Digital Thermography A common question I always ask those whom I coach is: “Have you been monitoring your pH? Is your saliva alkaline compared to your urine?” Some people know, but many have no idea. Being aware of your pH level is vital, however, since disease conditions like cancer tend to thrive in acidity. Cancer Hates Alkaline Environments While cancer cells can’t survive in an oxygen-rich, alkaline environment, they love it when your body is acidic. Countless studies have demonstrated that a common characteristic of all tumors is their ability to thrive in acidic environments. “This perturbation in pH dynamics rises very early in carcinogenesis and is one of the most common patho-physiological hallmarks of tumors,” says researchers at Italy’s University of Bari. In a 2013 study, the Italian researchers looked at …

Good Dirt – Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth – The good dirt Wikipedia: “Diatomaceous earth ( /ˌdaɪ.ətəˌmeɪʃəs ˈɜrθ/) also known as D.E., diatomite, or kieselgur/kieselguhr (that’s almost as fun as huglekultur!), is a naturally occurring, soft,siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 1 micrometre to more than 1 millimeter, but typically 10 to 200 micrometres. This powder has an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and is very light as a result of its high porosity. The typical chemical composition of oven-dried diatomaceous earth is 80 to 90% silica, with 2 to 4% alumina (attributed mostly to clay minerals) and 0.5 to 2% iron oxide.[1] Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive, mechanical insecticide, absorbent for liquids, matting agent for coatings, reinforcing filler in plastics and rubber, anti-block in plastic films, porous support for chemical catalysts, cat litter, activator in blood clotting …

Gateway lie

One of the biggest lies in the world is that marijuana is a gateway drug. That is a lie that keeps on taking; it takes away one of the greatest healing plants on earth; it takes responsibility for their own choices away from people; takes the blame for many social ills away from other (legal) substances; and takes freedom from those who know and are aware of this deception.

The argument that marijuana is a gateway drug is just another piece of propaganda aimed at further demonising the plant by misinforming the public. The irony of this fallacy can be seen in the large number of recovering drug and alcohol addicts who used (and continue to use) marijuana to get off the real drugs. Essentially, what can easily be classified as part of the solution is being presented as one of the causes.

In my lived experience, I have been down many roads and I have made some very keen observations on this ‘gateway drug’ theory.

Firstly, I noticed that the demonisation of marijuana had a major influence on where we smoked it. Since it was considered to be this evil thing, we had to go hide to smoke and that exposed us to others who were hiding because they were taking even harder drugs. So, society’s ill-informed perception of marijuana forced us to go to undesirable places where we met undesirable people and were initially exposed to the undesirable elements. What I am saying is, I learned hard drugs because I was forced to smoke weed in places where others were doing hard drugs. Due to the totally incorrect knowledge about marijuana, users of the plant are herded together with those who use the dangerous chemicals. In my pursuit for marijuana, society drove me to places where I was exposed to real drugs.

As I said earlier, countless recovering drug and alcohol addicts managed to escape from the clutches of addiction by using marijuana. I lived that and I have witnessed many do likewise. One thing that most, if not all, drug addicts have in common is alcohol. Recovering addicts always say that their relapses are almost always due to alcohol, one drink and they immediately crave whatever drug they were off. After a couple more drinks, they are nearly certainly going to get hold of their old drug dealers. Honourable mention to those who first tried hard drugs because their inhibitions were lowered through firstly consuming alcohol and ended up addicted to a drug they don’t really remember wanting.

At the end of the day, if you force people to get their marijuana from dealers who sell drugs, you cannot blame marijuana if they end up taking drugs. Everyone’s ignorance on and unwarranted disdain for marijuana are a large part of this gateway that has been attributed to the plant. By treating this plant as if it is what it is not, you expose well-meaning people to things they otherwise would not have been exposed to.

Marijuana is very helpful to those who are coming off drugs, I know this personally. The tragedy is, we live in a world that believes that this (proven) solution is actually the cause of the problem. I could go on forever about whose fault it was initially but I will not because that will make us seem powerless. I would rather tell you that you have been lied to about many things and it is on you to educate yourself and make a place for truth in your life. If you do not, you squander your power and that is on you.

Breaking Insomnia Naturally

Not tired when it counts the most? While sleeping pills can seem to be the perfect quick-fix, you might be surprised to learn that there are numerous natural remedies for insomnia, with little to no side effects, that provide better sleep long term. Here are things you can do to give you that rest you need: Adopt a bedtime routine – building bedtime routine helps get our body coordinated. Your body adapts, like reprogramming, 30mins before you go to bed, get settled, take Magnesium (fast release). This relaxes the muscles promoting restful sleep. You could also try having ¼ – ½ a Canna-cookie (optional) or honey milk and ¼ tsp Nutmeg dash of Ceylon cinnamon.   Practice 15 minutes of simple, yoga-like poses (such as neck rolls, shoulder rolls, and arm and back stretches) to help your muscles unwind before hitting the sheets, the goal is to loosen your muscles …

Hepatitis – the enemy of a living liver

The 28th of July is World Hepatitis Day and I am taking this opportunity to supply basic information on the disease and give you some keys to ideal liver health. Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver. The condition can be self-limiting or can progress to fibrosis (scarring), cirrhosis or liver disease or cancer. Hepatitis viruses are the most common cause of hepatitis in the world but other infections, toxic substances (e.g. alcohol, certain drugs), and autoimmune diseases can also cause hepatitis. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. These 5 types are of greatest concern because of the burden of illness and death they cause and the potential for outbreaks and epidemic spread. In particular, types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and …