Video Transcript: How to Beat Cancer with Ancient Medicine (Part 2)
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Reishi mushroom. Now this is really a long term immune aid. It helps your immune system as well as your adrenal glands. Reishi, when it was consumed, was known as the mushroom of immortality. This is something that people just consumed daily.
This is one of the most powerful adaptogenic herbs on the planet. A lot of time we use that word adaptogen. What adaptogens do is they help your body better adapt and deal with stress. Here’s the thing to know though. There are so many different adaptogens. Astragalus is really an adaptogen for your upper GI. For your upper digestive system. Similar to licorice root is an adaptogen for your upper GI. Reishi is more of a true adaptogen for your adrenals and kidneys there as well. By the way, there’s loads of anti-cancer studies on the benefits of both astragalus and reishi. And then andrographis.
In Chinese medicine, it was known as “the king of the bitters.” If you taste andrographis you will know why, okay. Its like, there was a little commercial years ago. Remember bitter beer face. You guys remember that commercial? I mean andrographis is so much more bitter. So andrographis, an amazing herb that also activates your immune system. If you want to strengthen your system to really kill off a virus or a parasite or overcome cold and flue andrographis is amazing. And also its a natural anti-inflammatory.
So a really great herb to be used there for your immune system. Inflammation. Turmeric, frankincense, and when I say frankincense, I’m talking less the oil, more in the powder form from the resin. And its called boswellia, okay. And then ginger. There’s some other amazing anti-inflammatory. Skullcap, cat’s claw, rosemary. Rosemary is actually a very powerful anti-inflammatory. These are some of the most important, but I’d really encourage you, I mean there is so much medical research both in the U.S. and in the Middle East and India on using turmeric to fight cancer.
We all know it has a couple compounds. One of those being curcumin, which has anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a lesser known compound called tumerone, which is found more in the oil of turmeric. Tumerone has been shown in medical studies to help regenerate nerve endings and regenerate stem cells of your brain. I think a lot of future of medicine is going to be in stem cell research and using stem cells but again, here’s the great news is you don’t need to do stem cells necessarily, whether it’s a synthetic form or something from another person.
You can boost your body’s own stem cells to doing things like fasting and consuming more turmeric. Candida. Talked about this earlier. We’ve got to get rid of—Candida is something that so many people have. You can know if you have candida if you stick out your tongue and if you have a white coating there. That’s candida. And so these herbs are very, very effective, and again, I see this all the time. Patients will have, and again I’m not in practice anymore, but when I worked with patients in the past or I still talk to a lot of people today and work with them on their health, and I see a lot of times they’ll go into their doctor and sometimes it’s a conventional doctor, but sometimes it’s a natural doctor and the natural doctor still will think, “Okay I need to treat this with a natural antibiotic and we’ve got to cut sugar out of the diet.”
And those things are great, okay. Cutting sugar and adding in something that’s antimicrobial, caprylic acid or oil of oregano, but that’s not enough if you really want to get rid of candida. Remember this. Are you changing your environment? Just think about all that time. You got to change the environment and dry up the dampness. So things that will do that are again bitter foods.
Pau d’arco, amazing to take as an herbal tea or capsule tincture, Pau d’arco. I really like it as a tea. Sage, oregano. When you take Pau d’arco, I recommend typically taking it with something like a cinnamon tea because Pau d’arco is very cooling. Its’ super bitter but cooling and cinnamon’s a little bit warming and bitter as well. Good to take together. Ginger is great to take with these. Sage really helps dry up dampness and of course, oregano.
More antimicrobial, a little anti-dampening too for candida. But these are some really, really good ones to take. Pau d’arco is also amazing for anti-parasites. Here’s the thing. If you have a parasite or lyme in certain areas, they like to live in this dampness. They love to live in sort of like—we’ll get infections on our organs and this will happen so again that being said, these are some herbs that can really help combat those things. If you know that you’ve got yeast or candida or an issue with dampness.
Adrenal and thyroid health.
So in Chinese medicine if you have hypothyroidism, and I was talking to my buddy earlier about this, Dr. Chris Motley, we were talking about taking care of your thyroid and today here’s what happens in our medical system. Somebody will go into their doctor with low thyroid markers and the doctor will say, “hey here’s some Synthroid.” You’re not changing your environment. To them, here’s what health is. What something says on a test. In Chinese medicine, it’s now like “how is your body actually doing?”
Not just— Changing a number on a test, that does not mean you’re healthy. You’re healthy if your body is functioning optimally, you’re feeling good, and everything’s going well in your body. Not if a number has changed on a test. And so in order to heal your thyroid, typically your thyroid issues can be related to one’s emotions, your emotional health. So if you’re having fear in your life. If you’re feeling stuck. Low self esteem. Sometimes lack of identity. These things actually can cause some thyroid issues. But also in Chinese medicine, hypothyroidism was known as low chi and low yang. Well how do you boost your chi and yang? Well chi is very much like “I’m self confident. I feel good about myself.” It’s working on your self confidence.
But ashwagandha is a chi and yang-boosting herb, which is why ashwagandha is probably the most effective herb period for hyperthyroidism. And there are others that are chi and yang-boosting. There’s rehmannia, which is a great chi-boosting herb. Here’s what chi, by the way if you don’t know what chi is, chi is this: It’s how full is your battery. Chi in Chinese medicine was known like your adrenals, how much energy do you have? What are your adrenal glands at right now?
If you pull out your iPhone, is it at 80%? Is it 50? Is it 20%? Where’s your battery at? But they use the word “chi” for that in Chinese medicine. And so if somebody has lots of energy, you wake up, you were well rested, you maybe went on vacation. You just feel good. Your chi is pumped up. You haven’t slept well. You’re exhausted. You’re walking around— They say as you get older too your chi can lower and you start to get rounding. It’s kind of like low self esteem.
That’s low chi verses self confident, I feel good. I feel— So again one of the biggest keys to heal the thyroid and adrenals is this: It’s self confidence. It’s feeling good about yourself, doing things to do that and then boosting chi and yang. You boost chi with specific types of adrenal and thyroid boosting foods. It’s a lot of foods that are dark. Dark blue and purple and greens. Seaweed, blueberries, raspberries, black rice, these foods that are very dark and nutrient dense tend to be very, very good from the adrenals and thyroid.
But ashwagandha is one of the best. Reishi is amazing. Here is another amazing thing. Look at that reishi mushroom there. You know what that looks like as an organ? It looks identical to your kidneys. There’s a principal in Chinese medicine, if you eat something that looks like an organ, it nourishes that organ. That’s how God made it. Isn’t that amazing. God made it so simple.
Hey if you want to help your brain, eat a walnut, because it literally looks like a hemisphere of your brain. You want to help your eyes? Eat a carrot. You cut it in half, it literally looks like the circles around your eye. You want to help your blood. You squeeze some beets, it looks like blood. Beets help your blood. You know what medical research has shown this over an over again. Reishi looks like your kidneys, which is right where your adrenals sit, which is why reishi is known as one of the ultimate adrenal tonics.
Rehmannia, another amazing herb, probably the most prescribed herb in Chinese medicine for adrenal fatigue. It’s a great one there. By the way ashwagandha, a lot of you guys, how many of your guys have heard of ashwagandha? Most of you? If I would’ve asked you that 10 years ago, nobody would’ve raised their hand.
Here’s something I’m excited about. Most people don’t know what rehmannia is. In 10 years, people are going to know what rehmannia is and andrographis and Schisandra and dong quai and all these other herbs that have been used for thousands of years in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine that we haven’t brought over and started using today and it’s going to be so amazing for our health.