Just take a deep breath!

At the Budwig Clinic, as in many holistic cancer treatment centers all over the world I’ve studied at, there is a great deal of focus on bringing oxygen into the body. (Cancer can’t stand O2 molecules!)

One thing Dr. Jenkins teaches, as the director of the clinic in Spain, is to take 30 deep breaths a day. I have found that because I’m an adrenaline and productivity junkie—always trying to do 17 tasks at once—when I tune in, I find that I’m always breathing very shallowly. Yoga has helped me become more aware, and breathe deeply more often. At least during yoga.

When I’m running, if I get a side ache, I immediately take a few very deep breaths, and the pain goes away. It’s a lack of oxygen that causes it, so infusion of oxygen solves it.

Dr. Jenkins’ advice has provoked me to find a time during the day, when I’m driving, or working at the computer, to just take a few minutes to breathe. Here’s how you do it:

Breathe IN through the nose. Take in as much air as you possibly can—hold it a second—then take one last gulp! (Turns out you CAN take a bit more in!)

This helps you expand your lungs, and clear stale, dead gases in there, making way for fresh oxygen. (Best to do your deep breathing outside in clean air, then, although that’s not always possible.)

Put your hand on your belly, as you breathe, and make sure your expansion is in the diaphragm, below your ribs, rather than up in your chest. Feel the diaphragm expand, push out, under your hand.

Then, through the mouth now, exhale. It’ll take you several seconds, maybe even 10 seconds. To the very bottom, where you can’t push out ANY more air. Be very conscious and tune into how that feels.

Then, when you can’t exhale any more, push out just one more gust of air. WOW, you just cleaned out some toxic energy that your giant queue of emails, or your obnoxious co-worker, or your lazy chore-avoidant teenager has caused!

Now do it again. 29 more times.

You will feel amazing. You’ll wonder why you don’t do this EVERY day. Stress melts away, feels suddenly manageable.

Get addicted to this. It’ll change your life, reduce your cancer risk, and help you manage stress. Find a time you can do it every day, when you’re doing something else. Going for a walk, driving to work, lying in bed talking yourself into getting out of bed. All great times to practice this new habit.

You already know to do it. I’m just reminding you!

your body needs SULFUR . . . part 3 of 3 on thinning hair

Before I  talk about  sulfur, I belong to a Yahoo group called LDSRaw (for Mormon raw-food enthusiasts).   One group member lost a lot of hair and did a bunch of online research to talk to other raw foodies.   She said she mostly found, talking to others, that if they lost hair in a “detox” phase (for lack of a better explanation), it eventually grew back thicker and shinier.   Maybe that will give some of you hope.

She also said using the herb red raspberry leaf, to balance hormones, helped her.   (Her problem was the autoimmune disorder alopecia, where she’d actually go bald in patches, different than thinning hair, which is much more common.   She blamed severe stress in her life for the onset of that problem, rather than the raw diet that had resolved so many other health issues for her.)

My friend Row was telling me recently that her husband’s surgery to remove a melanoma from his face resulted in a large incision.   But she had been studying organic SULFUR and had him using it.   The astonishing consequence was that 10 days post-surgery, her husband’s mother did not even notice the scar, because it had healed so well.

Sulfur is supposed to be present in our foods (like onions and garlic), though it is one of the most pervasively depleted nutrients thanks to chemical pesticides and fertilizers, refined foods, and depleted soils.   If you don’t eat a lot of organic produce from good soil, you may be deficient in sulfur.   When Finland stopped using chemical pesticides, its disease rate dropped 90 percent from 1985 levels.   We in the U.S., of course, are totally enamored of our chemical treatment protocols in growing crops and have no plans to stop anytime soon, disease risk or no.

Sulfur is one of the most critical minerals involved in oxygen transport in the cells.   I believe that mineral deficiencies are behind many of the diseases we suffer from in the modern world, and sulfur is one of the most important and possibly easiest to address.   And when you improve oxygenation in your cells, you’ve solved much of your cancer risk, as cancer (as well as fungus, bacteria, mold, etc.) is anaerobic and cannot live in the presence of oxygen.

The ongoing study in the link I’ve provided below has documented impressive results using sulfur against diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, breast cancers and lymphomas, skin conditions such as acne, psoriasis, rosacea, liver spots, and disorders associated with lupus.   Other study participants have seen disappearance of improvement in respiratory, parasite, migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, and gastrointestinal problems.   Study participants have reported grey hair returning to its natural color and thinning hair re-thickening.


The study has 1,100 participants using sulfur.   If you’d like to try it, obtain the sulfur from the study rather than the company promoting it, so you get it at a large discount.   I personally think even the price offered by the study is high (2 lbs.  for over $50).   So you’ll have to decide if that’s too expensive for you.   Organic sulfur is non-toxic even in large quantities because it’s a food and is easily digested, assimilated, and eliminated (not stored in the body’s organs).

I cannot vouch for the methodology of the study or the efficacy of using sulfur.   The BEST, long-term answers that will help virtually everyone involve getting off sugar, processed foods, and most meat and dairy, and onto as much raw plant food as possible,  which oxygenates cells and tissues and improves our ability to utilize minerals well.

You can read about the wide-ranging benefits reported in the now 9-yr.-old study about using sulfur here: