Orthomolecular Medicine
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Understanding - Insights

Hoffer, Psychiatrist Abraham @ https://isom.ca/profile/abram-hoffer/ +
Hoffer, Abram + Saul, Andrew - (vitamin B3) Niacin, the Real Story @ http://www.doctoryourself.com/niacinreviews.html

Hyman, Mark - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7Dzz1ewyO8 How Is Functional Medicine Different than Conventional Medicine?  Treating the root cause vs the symptoms.

Hyman, Mark  - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE2rpITjlhI -
IFM Interview: Dr. Abram Hoffer & Dr. Jeffrey Bland - 12/2008 - Vitamin B3 for schizophrenia.
Saul, Andrew - book FIRE YOUR DOCTOR. How to be Independently Healthy @ http://www.doctoryourself.com/review.html
+ DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works @ http://www.doctoryourself.com/saulbooks.html

Alternative Medicine

Cherie Calbom TV - Cherie Calbom radio - Juice Lady - 1/14-18/2013 - http://www.juiceladyinfo.com/benefitsOfJuicing.php - http://www.juiceladycherie.com/Juice/

Spiritual Insights



Biophotons - the Light in our Cells - Marco Bischof - German - http://transpersonal.de/mbischof/englisch/webbookeng.htm (Stay clear of the occult leanings.)
"Biophotons, or ultraweak photon (light) emissions of biological systems, are weak electromagnetic waves in the optical range of the spectrum - in other words: light. All living cells of plants, animals & human beings emit biophotons...This light emission is an expression of the functional state of the living organism & its measurement therefore can be used to assess this state. Cancer cells and healthy cells of the same type, for instance, can be discriminated by typical differences in biophoton emission...
According to the biophoton theory developed on the base of these discoveries the biophoton light is stored in the cells of the organism - more precisely, in the DNA molecules of their nuclei & a dynamic web of light constantly released & absorbed by the DNA may connect cell organelles, cells, tissues & organs within the body & serve as the organism's main communication network & as the principal regulating instance for all life processes.
The processes of morphogenesis, growth, differentiation & regeneration are also explained by the structuring & regulating activity of the coherent biophoton field. The holographic biophoton field & other phenomena of consciousness, as postulated by neurophysiologist Karl Pribram an others. The consciousness-like coherence properties of the biophoton field are closely related to its base in the properties of the physical vacuum & indicate its possible role as an interface to the non-physical realms of mind, psyche & consciousness...
1st discovered in 1923 by Russian medical scientist Professor Alexander G.Gurvich (who named them "mitogenetic rays") and in the 1930s widely researched in Europe and the USA, biophotons have been rediscovered & backed since the 1970s by ample experimental & theoretical evidence by European scientists. In 1974 German biophysicist Fritz-Albert Popp has proved their existence, their origin from the DNA & later their coherence (laser-like nature), & has developed biophoton theory to explain their possible biological role & the ways in which they may control biochemical processes, growth, differentiation etc. Popp's biophoton theory leads to many startling insights into the life processes and may well provide 1 of the major elements of a future theory of life & holistic medical practice based on such an approach. The importance of the discovery has been confirmed by eminent scientists such as Herbert Froehlich & Nobel laureate Ilya Prigogine.
Since 1992, the International Institute of Biophysics, a network of research laboratories in more than 10 countries, based in Germany, is coordinating research in this field which promises rapid development in the next decade...
Cancer tissue has different emission / The tumor is the symptom, not the illness ...
Biophotons - http://www.technologyreview.com/view/427982/biophoton-communication-can-cells-talk-using-light/ - "The latest thinking is that various molecular processes can emit photons & that these are transported to the cell surface by energy carrying excitons. A similar process carries the energy from photons across giant protein matrices during photosynthesis." 5/22/2012
Stewart, David - The Blood-Brain Barrier - A QUICK COURSE IN CHEMISTRY -
"Because of the tiny molecular structure of the components of an essential oil, they are extremely concentrated. One drop contains approximately 40 million-trillion molecules. Numerically that is a 4 with 19 zeros after it: 40,000,000,000,000,000,000. We have 100 trillion cells in our bodies, & that's a lot.
But 1 drop of essential oil contains enough molecules to cover every cell in our bodies with 40,000 molecules. Considering that it only takes 1 molecule of the right kind to open a receptor site & communicate with the DNA to alter cellular function, you can see why even inhaling a small amount of oil vapor can have profound effects on the body, brain & emotions. Sometimes too many oil molecules overload the receptor sites. 
They freeze up without responding at all, when a smaller amount would have been just right.
This is why we say that when using oils, 'sometimes less is better.' Sometimes more is better, too.
Knowing the difference is the art of aromatherapy.  Essential oils are mixtures of dozens, even hundreds, of constituents, all of which are composed of carbon & hydrogen & sometimes oxygen.
All essential oils are principally composed of a class of organic compounds built of 'isoprene units.'
An isoprene unit is a set of 5 connected carbon atoms with 8 hydrogens attached.
Their molecular weight is only 68 amu, which is very small, indeed.
Molecules built of isoprene units are all classified as "terpenes."
Terpenes are what make essential oils unique in the world of natural substances.
Phenylpropanoids are compounds of carbon-ring molecules incorporating 1 isoprene unit.
They are also called hemiterpenes. There are dozens of varieties of phenylpropanoids.  They are found in Clove (90%), Cassia (80%), Basil (75%), Cinnamon (73%), Oregano (60%), Anise (50%), Peppermint (25%).
While they can create conditions where unfriendly viruses and bacteria cannot live, the most important function performed by phenylpropanoids is that they clean the receptor sites on the cells.
Without clean receptor sites, cells cannot communicate & the body malfunctions
, resulting in sickness.
Monoterpenes are compounds of 2 isoprene units, which is 10 carbon atoms & 16 hydrogen atoms per molecule-molecular weight 136 amu. There are an estimated 2,000 varieties of monoterpenes. Monoterpenes are found in most essential oils: Galbanum (80%), Angelica (73%), Hyssop ((70%), Rose of Sharon (54%), Peppermint (45%), Juniper (42%), Frankincense (40%), Spruce (38%), Pine (30%), Cypress (28%) & Myrtle (25%).
While offering a variety of healing properties, the most important ability of the monoterpenes is that they can reprogram miswritten information in the cellular memory.
With improper coding in the DNA, cells malfunction & diseases result, including lethal ones such as cancer.
Sesquiterpenes are compounds of 3 isoprene units, which is 15 carbons & 24 hydrogens per molecule-molecular weight 204 amu. There are more than 10,000 kinds of sesquiterpenes. Sesquiterpenes are the principal constituents of Cedarwood (98%), Vetiver (97%), Spikenard (93%), Sandalwood (Aloes) 90%, Black Pepper (74%), Patchouli (71%), Myrrh (62%) & Ginger (59%). They are also found in Galbanum, Onycha & Frankincense (8%).  Sesquiterpene molecules deliver oxygen molecules to cells, like hemoglobin does in the blood. Sesquiterpenes can also erase or deprogram miswritten codes in the DNA.
Sesquiterpenes are thought to be especially effective in fighting cancer because the root problem with a cancer cell is that it contains misinformation & sesquiterpenes can erase that garbled information.
At the same time the oxygen carried by sesquiterpene molecules creates an environment where cancer cells can't reproduce.  Hence, sesquiterpenes deliver cancer cells a double punch, 1 that disables their coded misbehavior & a 2nd that stops their growth.
The American Medical Association (AMA) has said that if they could find an agent that would pass the blood-brain barrier, they would be able to find cures for ailments such as Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, & Parkinson's disease. Such agents already exist & have been available since Biblical times.
The agents, of course, are essential oils-particularly those containing the brain oxygenating molecules of sesquiterpenes.
The big triple punch combination of 'PMS' (Phenylpropanoids, Monoterpenes & Sesquiterpenes) found in essential oils is very powerful in addressing many illnesses, injuries & disease conditions.
That is because this combination offers the following:
1st, you clean the receptor sites allowing the proper transfer of hormones, peptides, neurotransmitters, steroids & other intracellular messengers. (The Phenylpropanoids do that.)
2nd, you deprogram or erase the wrong information from cellular memory stored in the DNA.
(The Sesquiterpenes take care of that.)
3rd, you reprogram the cells with the correct information so they can function properly.
(The Monoterpenes do this.)
These 3 classes of chemical components are why essential oils can sometimes affect a healing that is nearly instant & also permanent. What they simply do is to restore the body back to its natural state of balance & health.
While a specific oil may have 1-2 of these 3 classes of compounds as its predominant chemistry, all the Biblical oils contain some of all of them. This is 1 secret to their amazing healing abilities. 
So there you have it in a nutshell: The way the blood-brain barrier works & the biochemistry of 1 of the ways essential oils can help achieve a healing."