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Optimal Wellbeing . . Tips for Mind, Body and Spirit Health

Oil Pulling

How to do Oil Pulling

Step 1:
First thing in the morning on an empty stomach and before drinking any liquids (including water), take one tablespoon of sunflower or sesame oil (some use coconut oil, I use sunflower as it is tasteless) into your mouth.

Step 2:
Swish the oil around in your mouth without swallowing it. Move it around in your mouth and through your teeth. Don't tilt your head back to gargle, you may accidently swallow some. The oil will start to get watery as it mixes with your saliva. If your jaw muscles get sore, you're trying too hard. Relax your jaw muscles and use your tongue to help move the liquid around the inside of your mouth.

Step 3:
You want to work up to doing this for 10-20 mins. At first you may be lucky to last 5, that’s OK you will get used to it. When your time is up spit out the oil.

Step 4:
Rinse out your mouth a couple of times with warm water and spit out. Clean your teeth immediately.

Remember, all the toxins in your mouth are being absorbed into the oil, it becomes quite toxic. This is why you really want to rinse well afterwards.

Please see http://www.oilpulling.com for comprehensive information on this powerful, simple and cheap healing method.

Teeth & Gum Health

Each tooth relates to an acupuncture meridian. When there is a problem with a tooth it can spread imbalance throughout the body and cause specific disturbances or diseases in a given organ or body region.

Arthritis, cancer, skin problems and many other ailments have been linked to problems with a specific tooth. Recovery has been achieved when the tooth is repaired or removed. Root canals should be avoided at all costs, so looking after your teeth really is a priority.

General consensus also seems to be that the teeth cannot or do not re-enamel themselves. My research has led me to believe this just is not the case. When the teeth are clean they have the ability to re-enamel from nutrients in your diet.

The number 1 reason this does not happen is glycerin. Glycerin is the prominent ingredient in toothpaste. It coats the teeth and prevents re-enamelisation.

'My essence' is the only brand I know that does not contain glycerin, synthetic sweeteners, silicates (sand), fluoride, dyes, stabilizers or other materials that can damage teeth and gums. Teeth cleaning soaps are also available.

A non glycerin toothpaste coupled with oil pulling mentioned above is a powerful combination for keeping your teeth healthy and white.

5 Tibetan Rites

The Rites combine 21 yoga exercises into just 5, for rejuvenation, age reversal, vitality and overall wellbeing.

The Five Tibetans stimulate full energy flow through the chakras and enliven corresponding nerves, organs, and glands. These exercises also tone and strengthen the major muscle groups, contributing to a strong, resilient physique. Once you are familiar with the exercises, practice of the Five Tibetans will take about 10 minutes daily.

According to the book, our chakra energy centers begin to slow down with age. By doing the rites daily we not only restore, but maintain optimal activity within the chakra centers.
This leads to balanced hormones and optimal endocrine gland function.

How to do the 5 Rites

As the name suggests there are only 5 positions, 21 repetitions of each. Do not start at 21 reps, even if you physically can. They have a detoxing effect as well, so build up slowly. Start anywhere between 2 and 5 reps and build up by 2 each week. There is no additional benefit going beyond 21 reps.

I recommend reading the book “Ancient Secrets of the Fountain of Youth” by Peter Kelder. 

- Ancient Secret of the Fountain of Youth Peter Kelder pdf free ebook ...

Ritual 1

Stand erect with arms outstretched horizontal to the floor, palms facing down. Your arms should be in line with your shoulders. 

Spin around clockwise until you become slightly dizzy. Gradually increase number of spins from 1 spin to 21 spins.

Breathing: Inhale and exhale deeply as you do the spins.


Ritual 2

Lie flat on the floor, face up. Fully extend your arms Along your sides and place the palms of your hands against the floor, keeping fingers close together. 

Then raise your head off the floor tucking your chin into your chest. As you do this, lift your legs, knees straight, into a vertical position. If possible, extend the legs over the body towards your head. Do not let the knees bend. 

Then slowly lower the legs and head to the floor, always Keeping the knees straight. Allow the muscles to relax, and repeat.

Breathing: Breathe in deeply as you lift your head and legs and exhale as you lower your head and legs.

Ritual 3

Kneel on the floor with the body erect. The hands should be placed on the backs of your thigh muscles. 

Incline the head and neck forward, tucking your chin in against your chest. Then throw the head and neck backward, arching the spine. Your toes should be curled under through this exercise. 

As you arch, you will brace your arms and hands against the thighs for support. After the arching return your body to an erect position and begin the rite all over again.

Breathing: Inhale as you arch the spine and exhale as you return to an erect position.

Ritual 4

Sit down on the floor with your legs straight out in front of you and your feet about 12" apart. With the trunk of the body erect, place the palms of your hands on the floor alongside your buttocks. 

Then tuck the chin forward against the chest. Now drop the head backward as far as it will go. 

At the same time raise your body so that the knees bend while the arms remain straight. Then tense every muscle in your body.

Finally let the muscles relax as you return to your original sitting position. 

Rest before repeating this Rite.   

Breathing: Breathe in as you raise up, hold your breath as you tense the muscles, and breathe out fully as you come down.

Ritual 5

Lie down with your face down to the floor. You will be supported by the hands palms down against the floor and the toes in the flexed position. Throughout this rite, the hands and feet should be kept straight. 

Start with your arms perpendicular to the Floor, and the spine arched, so that the body Is in a sagging position. Now throw the head back as far as possible. 

The, bending at the hips, bring the body up into an inverted "V". At the same time, bring the chin forward, Tucking it against the chest.

Breathing: Breathe in deeply as you raise the body, and exhale fully as you lower the body.


As we all know Vitamin C plays a major role in many areas of our health and wellbeing. Unlike many other mammals, humans don't naturally produce their own vitamin C, we must ingest it.

I personally don’t like synthetic vitamins, would much rather get the real thing where possible. The Amla plant is referred to as the Indian Gooseberry and is claimed to be the worlds richest source of vitamin C.

- Amla C , or Amalaki, the "Indian Gooseberry" has been known for more than 3,000 years. Amla C belongs to the group of herbs that according to historic texts, "Promote longevity and induce nourishment."

It does have a short shelf life. You could try a local Ayurvedic Practitioner to see if they stock it.

Mini Beet Root Protocol

Beetroot is a powerful detoxifier. If you have ever juiced with beetroot you may have experienced some intense side effects.

Robert Von has come up with the protocol, or regime for using beetroot juice that avoids the negative side effects and promotes the positive health benefits. 

- Removes heavy metals, fluoride and other water contaminants Removes, mould/fungus under finger and toe nails

- Removes wrinkles, lines and fat from face and body. Removes love handles and cellulite.
- Balances hormones.
- Cleans out the brain of deposits.

The benefits are many and varied, and on some forums quite extraordinary.


  1. Take one shot glass of cinnamon - say 2 or more tbls of water mixed with a fork in 1 tsp of cinnamon - stir for 2 mins - if you do not stir well enough it will not mix well and will be an amazing annoyance on the back of your throat while trying to drink it down... right after drinking it you are to swallow little water to wash your throat of the residue of the cinnamon. Let's say this another way... you are to have 2 glasses in front of you. One glass is a stirred up cinnamon shot, and the second glass has a decent amount of water in it only, say 1 cup of water. Drink the cinnamon shot, then drink the glass with water in it only to wash throat of the residue of the cinnamon and to make sure you do not burn your throat from cinnamon heat.

( In the ancient world, cinnamon was more precious than gold and was regarded as a gift fit for monarchs.)

Now you can start juicing below... it will be about 15 mins until get everything juiced and to start drinking, so this will give time for the cinnamon to do its work, about 15 mins in fact?

  1. The exact ratio of beet to asparagus juice combo is 60% beet to 40% asparagus, (ie, as an example in amounts: that would be exactly 3 cups beets juiced and 2 cups of asparagus juiced) but I have seen plenty make it into 50/50, (ie, equal amounts of each) ...

    Start out small please: work your way up to taking a full 1 cup of beet juice and ¾ cups asparagus juice (that is the goal of the mini beet protocol... 1 cup beet juice and ¾ cup asparagus juice, mixed and drunk)... but for the moment you must start out with lesser amount and work way up to that over say one week...start with ¼ cup beet juice to ¼ cup of asparagus juice, first juice the asparagus, take that juice away from under the juicer and measure it out perfectly and if there is any froth from the asparagus juicing, well, I measure ONLY the juice, NONE of the froth! Simple... do the same thing with the beets that you did with the asparagus - measuring it out separately. Now combine beet and asparagus juices, mix and drink right then. [the 100% purpose of separating them out is so that you measure them correctly that's all ]

    Again, you can do this for a week every day, then thereafter do the next step up - ½ cup beet to almost ½ cup asparagus juiced.WOW! WOW! WOW! Very GOOD! 4 days of the Major and it will feel like someone lifted an anvil off of your kidneys, I kid you not...even if your kidneys function like perfection already!

Now lastly is to eat one apple or two, or three apples: one apple (if amount of mixed juice had in it a total of ½ cup of beet juice), or 2 apples (if amount of beets in the mix was ¾ cups beet juice) or 3 apples

or more (if amount of beets IN THAT MIX as 1 full cup of beet juice ) - we're talking ONLY about the beet juice portion of this mix - the beet portion is the only reason we're eating these apples, so only measure the beet portion to know how much apples to take in - 

Next eat one or two carrots after the apples, I don't care if it takes you 2 hours to get down 2 or 3 apples then eat 1-2 carrots as long as you get them down and in


(apples first then carrots) ... you have to start with eating of apples right after the juice even if it takes you two hours to finish, just so long as you start Right After the juicing ok? if you did this correctly you should notice total perfection - not a drop or hint of side effects, fevers, chills, nausea, headaches, etc! ok? Eat those apples and then carrots to remove any drop of detoxing side effects.


This is a juicing protocol and no apples are needed but they are recommended and no cinnamon is needed (or recommended) when doing this 2nd protocol version... This version is MUCH easier to do but it's more liquid to consume! I think everyone is going to get addicted to this 2nd version as it is also much cheaper b/c asparagus is soooooo expensive and it is NOT needed in this juicing version... so here it is:

Separately measured out : 1 cup of beets juiced, 1 cup of fennel juiced, 1 cup of 50/50 carrot/celery.... That's it!!!! Drink down and eat one apple afterward (optional)...

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar has been an old wives tale for years and with good reason, it works.

- Apple Cider Vinegar also breaks down fat and is widely used to lose weight. It has also been reported that a daily dose of apple cider vinegar in water has high blood pressure under control in two weeks!

- Promotes Alkaline Acid Balance

Only buy organic, unfiltered, unpasteurized, vinegar and with the 'Mother' included where possible.

Coconut Oil

Advocates of coconut oil use it both internally and externally.

Coconut oil is almost entirely saturated fat - about 92% - which sounds pretty bad on the surface. But not all saturated fats are created equal. Our belief that all Saturated fats are bad is really the result of a PR Campaign to protect domestically produced vegetable oil in the USA in the 80's.

According to Dr. Bruce Fife 'Coconut Oil is the Healthiest Oil on Earth!'

- Coconut oil actually helps you lose weight and stay healthy in ways no other fat can. It consists primarily of medium-chain fatty acids, which are metabolized so that they burn as fuel rather than store as fat.

According to Dr. Mary Enig. "Approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut fat are lauric acid. Lauric acid is a medium chain fatty acid, which has the additional beneficial function of being formed into monolaurin in the human or animal body.
Monolaurin is the antiviral, antibacterial, and antiprotozoal monoglyceride used by the human or animal to destroy lipid coated viruses such as HIV, herpes, cytomegalovirus, influenza, various pathogenic bacteria including listeria monocytogenes and heliobacter pylori, and protozoa such as giardia lamblia. Some studies have also shown some antimicrobial effects of the free lauric acid."

In fact coconut oil is second only to human breast milk as a source of lauric acid and medium chain fatty acids.

Reported benefits include;

- Weight loss
- Skin/hair/beauty
- Heals Chronic fatigue
- Improves digestion
- Protects against cancer
- Improves cholesterol ratio
- Prevents periodontal disease and tooth decay
- Improves circulation
- Controls blood sugar, improves secretion of insulin. It also helps in effective utilization of blood glucose, thereby preventing and treating diabetes.

Coconut oil is also the healthiest oil to cook with as it remains stable at high temperature.

Coconut oil can replace most of the contents of your medicine cabinet as well as expensive beauty products.

I use it as a makeup remover, it is without doubt the most effective product I have ever used.

Recommended dose is 3 tablespoons a day. However start slowly as it has a strong detoxing effect. Start with 1 teaspoon a day and increase slowly.

You MUST use unrefined (unprocessed), extra virgin, cold pressed & with NO hexane coconut oil. If you use the refined version it can be just as unhealthy as any other refined oil.


Bicarb Soda

Bicarb Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate, not to be confused with Baking Soda which has additional ingredients and additives) is a another multi purpose product for your health and your home.

It is widely used for cleaning and deodorising. At the link below you can download a pdf called '60 uses of Baking Soda" http://www.healthclinic.net.au/free_pdfs.htm

Bicarb restores the body's ph balance and oxygenates the blood. It also kills tooth decay causing germs on contact.

Dr Simonchini from Rome, hypothesises that cancer is a fungus, and in particular, he believes it is candida albicans. As such it responds to alkaline treatment (bicarbonate of soda).

Recent independent research suppports this by confirming that candida is found in ALL cancer patients.

This does NOT mean that if you have candida, you are in line for cancer. Far from it. There are three grades of candida

Superficial: thrush, skin and nail infections, etc. Chronic: Usually what we mean by 'candida' Systemic: Accompanies serious illness, e.g. cancer.

As well as cancer and candida, Bicarb is also successfully used for heartburn, indigestion, gout and on skin conditions (eg: chicken pox sores)

To test for Candida

- Take a glass of water to bed and leave it nearby.
- When you awaken, spit into the water.
- Do NOT try to gather spit from the inside of your mouth, just spit whatever you have, however little, into the water.
- Allow to stand for 15 minutes, then gently swill the contents round in the glass.
- Hold glass up to the light.
- If the spit remains on top of the water, or dissolves, you are OK.
- If it turns the water cloudy or strands appear descending down through the water you may have a Candida imbalance.

According to Dr Simonchini, for Candida, sodium bicarbonate can be taken orally.

1. One teaspoon in one glass of water before breakfast. Half that dosage for children.
2. Take it for every day for one month: stop for two weeks; and then take it again for another month.

For more information on Bicarb Soda, cancer, candida and treatments please visit Dr Simonchini at http://www.curenaturalicancro.com/

Vit B17

During 1950 after years of research, a biochemist by the name of Dr. Ernst T. Krebs, Jr., isolated a new vitamin that he numbered B17 and called 'Laetrile'.

Since that time hard proof of its efficiency in controlling all forms of cancer has continued to grow.

Dr Krebs believed so much in B17 that he continued to treat patients with it despite attempts on his life, jail terms and a vicious propaganda attack by pharmaceutical multinationals.

The pharmaceutical industry cannot patent or claim exclusive rights to the vitamin as it is found in;

Apple, apricot, cherry, nectarine, peach, pear, plum, prune.

Broad (Vicia faba), burma, chickpeas, lentils (sprouted), lima, mung (sprouted), Rangoon, scarlet runner.

Bitter almond, macadamia, cashew.

Almost all wild berries. Blackberry, chokeberry, Christmas berry, cranberry, elderberry, raspberry, strawberry.


Chia, flax, sesame.

Acacia, alfalfa (sprouted), aquatic, Johnson, milkweed, Sudan, minus, wheat grass, white dover.

Oats, barley, brown rice, buckwheat groats, chia, flax, millet, rye, vetch, wheat berries.

Vitamin B-17 is one of the main sources of food in cultures such as the Eskimos, the Hunzas, the Abkasians and many more. Apparently within these tribes there has never been a reported case of cancer where they still consume the traditional diet.

According to Dr. Krebs, we need a minimum of 100 mg of vitamin B-17 (the equivalent of about seven apricots seeds) to nearly guarantee a cancer free life.

Bibliography & References

-  Optimal WellBeing By Lisa M Harrison


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