Monday, December 21, 2009

Vatican Investigates 'Miracle' Recovery of Man Shot in Head


Jory Aebly Given Rosary Blessed by Pope John Paul, Recovery Could Help With Sainthood
By DAN HARRIS, JEN PEREIRA and LEE FERRAN--April 2, 2009 —

When Jory Aebly was shot in the head, execution-style during a mugging five weeks ago in Cleveland, Ohio, that should have been the end of it. Doctors at the Metro Health Medical Center told his family it was a "non-survivable" injury, according to the hospital's Web site.

But Tuesday, a very-much-alive Aebly was wheeled to a press conference before he went home in what some believe is a true "miracle," possibly good enough to help earn deceased Pope John Paul II sainthood.

"It's one in a million," Dr. Robert Geertman, a neurosurgeon involved in Aebly's treatment, said in a press conference just days after the shooting. "My jaw was on the floor after a day or two of seeing he is hanging on. ... I'd say it's pretty miraculous."

The connection between the 26-year-old's incredible recovery and the late pope came in the form of hospital chaplain, Father Art Snedeker, and a single blessed rosary Snedeker gave Aebly soon after the shooting.

"[Pope John Paul II] promised me that he would always pray for the patients at Metro and he blessed a dozen rosaries with special patients here," Snedeker said in the press conference. "The first night that Jory arrived and I performed the sacrament of the sick, I also asked Pope John Paul to pray for Jory and to protect him."

Snedeker gave Aebly the last of the rosaries that were blessed by the pope.

From then on, Aebly repeatedly amazed doctors with consistent improvement culminating in his release Tuesday, just two days before the fourth anniversary of John Paul's death.

"I stand before you today and can say, to my mind, Jory is a miracle," Snedeker said at the press conference.



'Miracle' Could Help Earn John Paul II Sainthood
At the press conference, Aebly's family also showed no shortage of faith concerning Aebly's recovery.

"I believe in the power of prayer and I firmly believe that your prayers are the reason why I can introduce you to my brave and determined son," Aebly's mother, Deb Wolfram said.

Aebly credited his recovery to "the many prayers from family, friends and co-workers and even people [he] hasn't met."

The Vatican is especially interested in the prayers from one of the people Aebly never met, but one Snedeker is certain prayed for him: Pope John Paul II.

In order to become a saint, candidates needs two official miracles attributed to them. The Vatican is currently investigating hundreds of cases of reported miracles associated with John Paul, but they haven't certified one yet.

"The first stage is beatification where the person is proclaimed blessed on the basis of living a life of heroic virture and also performing one miracle," professor Mathew Schmalz of College of the Holy Cross said. "The second and final stage is when the person becomes a saint and thus is canonized. That happens when a second miracle is documented."

Shortly after he died four years ago today, Pope John Paul II was put on the fast track for sainthood when Pope Benedict personally waived the five-year waiting period usually required for consideration.

Still, a Vatican official said the process could take some time and there is no precise schedule. The Vatican has repeatedly denied rumors that Pope John Paul will be declared a saint in June of this year, which would coincide with the 30th anniversary of his election as pope.

"We cannot predict a precise schedule," Monsignor Angelo Amato, prefect of the Congregation for the Caucus of Saints told Italian news service ANSA. "All stages, including the examination of the miracle, have to be conducted in a particularly thorough way."

If Aebly's recovery is validated as a miracle, it would be enough for Pope John Paul's beatification, leaving just one more before sainthood would be possible.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A German's View of Islam

Another way of saying basically the same thing, thank you Edmund Burke: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

This is by far the best explanation of the Muslim terrorist situation I have ever read. His references to past history are accurate and clear. The author of this is said to be Dr. Emanuel Tanay, a well-known and well-respected psychiatrist.



A man, whose family was German aristocracy prior to World War II, owned a number of large industries and estates. When asked how many German people were true Nazis, the answer he gave can guide our attitude toward fanaticism. 'Very few people were true Nazis,' he said, 'but many enjoyed the return of German pride, and many more were too busy to care. I was one of those who just thought the Nazis were a bunch of fools. So, the majority just sat back and let it all happen. Then, before we knew it, they owned us, and we had lost control, and the end of the world had come. My family lost everything. I ended up in a concentration camp and the Allies destroyed my factories.'

We are told again and again by 'experts' and 'talking heads' that Islam is the religion of peace and that the vast majority of Muslims just want to live in peace. Although this unqualified assertion may be true, it is entirely irrelevant. It is meaningless fluff, meant to make us feel better, and meant to somehow diminish the spectre of fanatics rampaging across the globe in the name of Islam.

The fact is that the fanatics rule Islam at this moment in history. It is the fanatics who march. It is the fanatics who wage any one of 50 shooting wars worldwide.. It is the fanatics who systematically slaughter Christian or tribal groups throughout Africa and are gradually taking over the entire continent in an Islamic wave. It is the fanatics who bomb, behead, murder, or honour-kill. It is the fanatics who take over mosque after mosque.. It is the fanatics who zealously spread the stoning and hanging of rape victims and homosexuals. It is the fanatics who teach their young to kill and to become suicide bombers.

The hard, quantifiable fact is that the peaceful majority, the 'silent majority,' is cowed and extraneous.

Communist Russia was comprised of Russians who just wanted to live in peace, yet the Russian Communists were responsible for the murder of about 20 million people. The peaceful majority were irrelevant. China's huge population was peaceful as well, but Chinese Communists managed to kill a staggering 70 million people.

The average Japanese individual prior to World War II was not a warmongering sadist. Yet, Japan murdered and slaughtered its way across South East Asia in an orgy of killing that included the systematic murder of 12 million Chinese civilians; most killed by sword, shovel, and bayonet.

And who can forget Rwanda, which collapsed into butchery. Could it not be said that the majority of Rwandans were 'peace loving'?

History lessons are often incredibly simple and blunt, yet for all our powers of reason, we often miss the most basic and uncomplicated of points:

Peace-loving Muslims have been made irrelevant by their silence.

Peace-loving Muslims will become our enemy if they don't speak up, because like my friend from Germany, they will awaken one day and find that the fanatics own them, and the end of their world will have begun.

Peace-loving Germans, Japanese, Chinese, Russians, Rwandans, Serbs, Afghans, Iraqis, Palestinians, Somalis, Nigerians, Algerians, and many others have died because the peaceful majority did not speak up until it was too late. As for us who watch it all unfold, we must pay attention to the only group that counts--the fanatics who threaten our way of life.

Lastly, anyone who doubts that the issue is serious is contributing to the passiveness that allows the problems to expand.. So, extend yourself a bit and send this on and on and on! Let us hope that thousands, world-wide, read this and think about it, and send it on - before it's too late.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Bishop Tobin says Rep. Kennedy is in ‘flawed communion’ with the Church

Bishop Tobin says Rep. Kennedy is in ‘flawed communion’ with the Church

The bishop focused on Rep. Kennedy’s comment in an Oct. 29 letter in which the Congressman said:
“The fact that I disagree with the hierarchy on some issues does not make me any less of a Catholic.”
Bishop Tobin said the statement could not go unchallenged because it raises an important question about what it means to be a Catholic.
In a way, Bishop Tobin commented, disagreement with the Catholic hierarchy does make someone less of a Catholic.
Bishop Tobin said the statement could not go unchallenged because it raises an important question about what it means to be a Catholic.
In a way, Bishop Tobin commented, disagreement with the Catholic hierarchy does make someone less of a Catholic.
“Although I wouldn’t choose those particular words, when someone rejects the teachings of the Church, especially on a grave matter, a life-and-death issue like abortion, it certainly does diminish their ecclesial communion, their unity with the Church.
“This principle is based on the Sacred Scripture and Tradition of the Church and is made more explicit in recent documents,” the bishop explained.
He cited sections from canon law and the Catechism of the Catholic Church about the layman’s obligation to learn Christian doctrine and to live in accord with it.
One’s refusal to accept the teaching of the Church, Bishop Tobin added, makes one’s communion with the Church “flawed.”
He explained that a Catholic believes and accepts the teaching of the Church “especially on essential matters of faith and morals.” A Catholic must also belong to a local parish, attend Mass on Sunday, and receive the sacraments regularly.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Dr. Chauncey Crandall, the doctor who prayed for the dead, now gives suggestions for fasting to keep alive


Friday, April 3, 2009

By Dan Wooding-Founder of ASSIST Ministries
PALM BEACH, CA (ANS) -- Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV, who serves at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic in Palm Beach, Florida, made headlines around the world when he recounted the story to a doctors conference of how he prayed for a middle-aged auto mechanic, who had died and eventually came back to life and gave his life to Jesus Christ.

Dr. Chauncey W. Crandall IV

That man was Jeff Markin who, on October 20, 2006, walked into the Emergency Room at the Palm Beach Gardens Hospital and collapsed from a massive heart attack. Forty minutes later he was declared dead. After filling out his final report, the supervising cardiologist, Dr. Chauncey Crandall, started out of the room.
Dr. Crandall explained, “Before I crossed its threshold, however, I sensed God was telling me to turn around and pray for that dead patient.”
Crandall had learned to follow that impulse even if he was embarrassed. “Father God,” he said, under his breath, “I cry out for this man’s soul. If he does not know you as his Lord and Savior, raise him from the dead now, in Jesus’ name.”
With that prayer and Dr. Crandall’s instruction to give the man what seemed one more useless shock from the defibrillator, Jeff Markin came back to life—and remains alive and well today.
In Dr. Crandall’s practice he has become a doctor who prays with his patients, and he has seen many healed, but now he is dealing with another part of life – fasting to help get ride of toxic overload in the body.

In a recent appearance of The 700 Club, Dr. Crandall said that fasting, which is a period of abstinence from all food or specific items, is actually beneficial to the body.

Mimi Elliott, writing up a story about Dr. Crandall’s appearance on CBN show said “During a fast, Dr. Crandall says the body will systematically cleanse itself of everything except vital tissue. Starvation only occurs when the body is forced to use vital tissue to survive. Although protein is being used by the body during a fast, a person fasting for 40 days on water will not suffer a deficiency of protein, vitamins, minerals or fatty acids. When the unhealthy cells break down, Dr. Crandall says all essential substances are used and conserved.”
She quoted Dr. Crandall as saying, “There is an unwarranted fear of fasting that strength diminishes from the catabolism of proteins from muscle fibers.”
She added, “Dr. Crandall says. Even during long fasts, the number of fibers remains the same. Healthy cells, though they may reduce in size or strength, also remain perfectly sound. A well-nourished man can live from 50 to 75 days without food, provided he is not exposed to harsh elements. Human fat is valued at 3,500 calories per pound. Ten pounds of fat are equal to 35,000 calories.”
“Most of us have sufficient reserves, capable of sustaining us for many weeks,” Dr. Crandall says.
Mimi Elliott, in her report went on to say, “The human body has many ordinary modes of achieving elimination: the lungs, liver, kidneys, colon, etc. When these are overloaded, the body will resort to ‘extraordinary’ methods of elimination: boils, mucous and other discharges, sweat, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. If elimination is impossible, the toxic overload will go into storage forms in the joints, vessels, muscles, organs, etc. While fasting, the body is highly conservative of its energy and resources. During this rest, toxin intake and production are reduced to a minimum while elimination proceeds unchecked. Anabolic processes, such as tissue and bone healing, also proceed at a maximal rate during the fast.

Cleansing and Healing
“The first stage of cleansing removes large quantities of waste matter and digestive residues. The first few days of a fast can be rough due to the quantity of waste passing into the blood stream. After the third day of the fast, there is a little desire for food. The second stage is cleansing of mucous, fat, diseased and dying cells and the more easily removed toxins. As the fast continues, the cleansing process becomes more thorough. The last stage is the cleansing of toxins that have been accumulating in your cellular tissue from birth, and the microscopic tubes that carry vital elements to the brain.”
“Cleansing is the last layer only possible through a combination of juice fasting, water fasting, and a healthy diet high in raw foods,” Dr. Crandall says. To overcome a severe disease like cancer, Dr. Crandall says it is important to continue through a series of fasts to the point where the full scouring action of catabolism removes the disease from the tissue.
Her story went on to say, “One of the surprises that comes from fasting is an increase in mental acuity. Large amounts of blood and nervous energies have to be sent to digestive organs to digest a meal. During a fast, these energies are not required and may be used by the brain for better thinking. This increase doesn’t usually happen until after the first few days of a fast because the body is busy cleaning out toxins.
“During a fast, a metamorphosis occurs. The body undergoes a tearing down and rebuilding of damaged materials. For this reason, fasting is famous for its ability to rejuvenate and give the body a youthful tone. Fasting dissolves diseased cells and leaves healthy tissue. Fasting is beneficial for arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, lupus, chronic fatigue, colitis, Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, cases of paralysis, neuritis, etc.”

To watch the video of his appearance, go to www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/Chauncey_Crandall040109.aspx

Sunday, November 8, 2009

HELL EXISTS



The Reality of Hell
One of the great dangers of this century, and thus one of the great triumphs of Satan, has been the growing disbelief in the existence of Hell. For many, Hell has become a fable, a myth, an outdated holdover from "the Old Testament God of fire, brimstone and judgment." Urged on by false doctrines and a want to believe that there can be no such thing as eternal punishment for serious wrongs "when Jesus is a God of love and kindness," many have thrown Hell out the window – along with concern for sin. After all, if there is no Hell, then why need there be concern for sin? Unfortunately, they forget that "I am the Lord and I change not" (Malachi 3:6). Hell has not suddenly evaporated because we would prefer it so. How subtle Satan is in these times. He increasingly tricks people into his web by disguising its very existence. He wants you to let your guard down. Please do not be deceived. Hell, eternal punishment for serious sins, exists. Scripture, the Church and reports of modern-day visionaries all confirm that Hell is a reality – never-ending reality for those souls who must reside there with Satan and all the other damned forever, because by their own free will and choice they rejected God while on earth and excluded themselves from communion with Him.

Boy Raised from the Dead by St. John Bosco
A fifteen year old boy in Turin was about to die. He called for Don Bosco, but the saint was not able to make it in time. Another priest heard the boy's confession and the boy died. When Don Bosco returned to Turin, he set out at once to see the boy. When told that the boy was dead, he insisted that it was "just a misunderstanding." After a moment of prayer in the room of the dead child, Don Bosco suddenly cried out: "Charles! Rise!" To the utter amazement of all present, the boy stirred, opened his eyes, and sat up. Seeing Don Bosco, his eyes lit up.

"Father, I should now be in Hell!" gasped the boy. "Two weeks ago I was with a bad companion who led me into sin and at my last confession, I was afraid to tell everything . . . Oh, I've just come out of a horrible dream! I dreamt I was standing on the edge of a huge furnace surrounded by a horde of devils. They were about to throw me into the flames when a beautiful Lady appeared and stopped them. 'There's still hope for you, Charles,' she told me. 'You have not yet been judged!' At that moment I heard you calling me. Oh, Don Bosco! What a joy to see you again! Will you please hear my confession?"

After hearing the boy's confession, Don Bosco said to the boy, "Charles, now that the gates of Heaven lie wide open for you, would you rather go there or stay here with us?" The boy looked away for a moment and his eyes grew moist with tears. An expectant hush fell over the room. "Don Bosco", he said at last, "I'd rather go to Heaven." The mourners watched in amazement as Charles leaned back on the pillows, closed his eyes, and settled once more into the stillness of death.

The poor should be helped through acts of charity, not by demands based on human rights

Saturday, November 7, 2009

THE TRUTH ABOUT SOY - VERY BAD

Have you ever wondered about soy? It's promoted as the miracle food that will feed the world while at the same time prevent and cure all manner of diseases.

But what if all you've read about soy is nothing but a multi-million dollar marketing strategy based on scanty facts, half-truths and lies?

Most people remain unaware that soy is known to contain an array of potent chemical toxins. The modern manufacturing processes of high-profit industries make no effort to remove these potent toxins. High levels of phytic acid, trypsin inhibitors, toxic lysinoalanine and highly carcinogenic nitrosamines are all present in soy products.

Phytoestrogens that disrupt endocrine function and are potent antithyroid agents are present in vast quantities in soy, including the potentially devastating isoflavone Genistein. Infants exclusively fed soy-based formula have 13,000 to 22,000 times more estrogen compounds in their blood than babies fed milk-based formula, the estrogenic equivalent of at least five birth control pills per day. Premature development of girls has been linked to the use of soy formula, as has the underdevelopment of males. Infant soy formula has been linked to autoimmune thyroid disease.

Soy is linked to infertility, breast cancer, hypothyroidism, thyroid cancer, and many other disorders.

"Imagine drugs that are known, by years of scientific documentation, to be both carcinogenic and to also cause DNA and chromosome damage being prescribed and administered through the food supply to populations of many countries around the world without the knowledge or consent of the individuals consuming these foods ... with no way to track dosage, individual reactions, or harmful side-effects ... and without any concern for some people’s increased vulnerability to these drugs, such as cancer patients. It sounds crazy, but that is exactly what is happening around the world when Soy is added to our food supply. Soy contains the scientifically documented carcinogenic and DNA damaging and chromosome damaging natural chemicals genistein and daidzein." - True Health, the magazine of Carotec Inc., Naples, Florida. May/June 2004.

"(Soyfoods) are not nutrients. They are drugs."
Dr. L. White, Honolulu Aging Study.



How could anyone get away with this?

The answer is simple, given the soy industry is one of the world's most wealthy and powerful multi-billion dollar industries.

"Despite an impressive array of scientific evidence that soy is not a fit food for man nor beast, the soy marketing mastodon has marched through the American market like Sherman through Georgia - and likely doing about as much damage as Sherman's Union Army did. In our opinion the widespread use of non-fermented soy is part of the chronic disease problem since soy is known to wreak havoc with the human thyroid and other hormone systems." - True Health, the magazine of Carotec Inc., Naples, Florida. May/June 2004.

The result is an industry that will systematically steamroll anybody that dares suggest there may be problems with the darling soy. When we first questioned the safety of soy, a representative of Protein Technologies told us that they had:

"...teams of lawyers to crush dissenters, could buy scientists to give evidence, owned television channels and newspapers, could divert medical schools and could even influence governments..."
This boast has proven all too true, and you'll be shocked to learn that much of what you've read about soy is nothing but a con.

HACRES.COM--CANCER CURE--THE DIET


The Hallelujah Diet® is based on the premise that, as our Creator, God gave us guidelines for every aspect of our lives, including how to live healthy and avoid disease. He created our bodies to live healthy, placing within us an innate capability for self-healing. In Genesis 1:29, God gave us the directions as to what we should feed our bodies in order that we might have total health. God said that we were to consume a diet consisting of fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and grains.
On this diet of raw, living foods, we were to nourish our living organisms, our bodies, and experience long life and good health.
The China Project showed a strong correlation between the incidence of cancer and the
amount of animal foods consumed. According to the research, “carcinogenesis – the
development of cancer – is turned on by animal protein and turned off by plant protein, even if cancer has already been initiated. It appears that once the body has all the protein it needs – about 8-10% of the entire diet – then excess protein
begins to feed precancerous lesions and tumors.” When we eliminate these toxic
substances, including animal foods with excess protein, and replace them with nutritious foods and fresh juices, we give the body what it needs so that it will be able to heal itself regardless of the diagnosed disease. The diagnosis is just a
name given to symptoms. The symptoms are indicators from the body that there is something wrong – either toxicity and/or deficiency – that the immune system has not been able to heal. Our responsibility is to build up the body and the immune system, and to furnish it with whatever it needs to rid itself of not only the symptom but the underlying cause as well.

Although a great deal of focus is on the nutritional component, The Hallelujah Diet® is more than just a change in the foods we eat. It is a total lifestyle change involving every aspect of life – spiritual, emotional, and physical. It is vital to include sunshine, fresh air, pure water, adequate rest (the body does most of its healing when we sleep), exercise (cancer cells cannot survive in an oxygenated
environment), a positive mental outlook, dealing with issues of anger, bitterness, and hostility, and most importantly, a trusting, loving relationship with God.

Cancer and other chronic diseases are not caused by any one thing – they are generally the result of a combination of internal toxins, external toxins, malnutrition, stressful living, and many other contributors. In the same way, nutrition alone is not enough to overcome cancer, and neither is exercise, nor pure
water, nor any other single change. By addressing each of these areas, we provide the best environment for healing to take place, just as God originally intended back in the Garden of Eden. And that is where healing begins – with God and being
obedient to the natural laws He gave us.

Friday, November 6, 2009

SEVEN DEADLY SINS


Pride is excessive belief in one's own abilities, that interferes with the individual's recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.

Envy is the desire for others' traits, status, abilities, or situation.

Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.

Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.

Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.

Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.

Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

THE ROSARY


Monthly Message, January 25, 1991
“Dear children! Today, like never before, I invite you to prayer. Let your prayer be a prayer for peace. Satan is strong and desires to destroy not only human life, but also nature and the planet on which you live. Therefore, dear children, pray that through prayer you can protect yourselves with God's blessing of peace. God has sent me among you so that I may help you. If you so wish, grasp for the rosary. Even the rosary alone can work miracles in the world and in your lives. I bless you and I remain with you for as long as it is God's will. Thank you for not betraying my presence here and I thank you because your response is serving the good and the peace. ”

PROZAC: PANACEA OR POISON?

PROZAC: PANACEA OR POISON?
by: Ann Blake Tracy, PhD

As the executive director of the International Coalition for Drug Awareness, Dr. Tracy is the leading expert in the world on serotonergic medications and their adverse reactions (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, Luvox, Celexa, Sarafem, Fen-Phen, Redux, Meridia, Effexor, Serzone, Wellbutrin, Zyban and other antidepressants). She has testified as an expert witness in court cases involving these drugs for nine years, including the Columbine High School shooting. Dr. Tracy has worked for ten years to develop a safe method for helping patients withdraw from antidepressants and rebuild their bodies and brains after using them. She has followed Gary Young's work closely, and recommends the use of his oils for repairing damage and adverse effects caused by these drugs. According to Dr. Tracy, nothing reaches the brain faster and begins the body's own healing process faster than essential oils. The adverse effects of increased serotonin can be dealt with effectively by using essential oils. She is the author of Prozac: Panacea or Pandora? Dr. Tracy has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, Dateline, Leeza Gibbons, Geraldo and 60 Minutes. Cover stories about her work have been published in US News and World Report and Insight Magazine. See www.drugawareness.org

Serotonin levels are high in schizophrenia, autism, mania, mood disorders including depression and anxiety, organic brain disease, mental retardation, Alzheimer's and anorexia.

DRUG EFFECTS AND REACTIONS:

An antidepressant is the opposite of a depressant. Therefore it is a stimulant. That is what cocaine is. These serotonergic medications do the same thing as illegal drugs. They force the body to perform beyond its own energy capacity and have a very adverse impact upon the body's ability to metabolize your nutrients. They slowly deplete the body of vitamins and minerals, nutrients you need for your energy supply.

Serzone has just been found to causeliver damage. My first concern with these medications was the damage to the liver and pancreas. There is a 700% increase in breast cancer with Paxil. A friend of mine on Paxil died just two years ago of cancer. She was on Paxil and she could not get off.

MENTAL ILLNESS AND BLOOD SUGAR

A study in the September 1999 issue of the American Journal of Psychiatry indicated a high rate of diabetes in patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It states that scientists have known since the turn of the century that mental illnesses are blood sugar related. Certainly the public does not know this and doctors don't seem to be aware either. Anything that increases serotonin drops blood sugar levels. These antidepressants do it and various foods like white sugar and Nutrasweet also do it.

COURT CASES I've testified in court cases involving these drugs for the last ten years. Every one of these cases and many more were induced by one of these antidepressants and they have all been taken to court. I was one of the consultants on the Andrea Yates case. Andrea was on two of these antidepressants at maximum dosage. They had adjusted her medication two days before this happened, and this adjustment alone was enough to cause what happened in this family. Del Shannon, the singer from the 60s committed suicide after being on Prozac for three weeks. Joseph Wesbecker went on a shooting rampage in Kentucky killing eight people in total. In the Donald Shell case two years ago, a jury ruled that two Paxil pills resulted in the shooting of his wife, daughter, baby granddaughter and then himself. A case in which a man drowned himself and two children was settled in January by the Paxil company. I was an expert witness in the Phil Hartman case which was again settled by the drug company. The Columbine case, which is ongoing, resulted in the drug company pulling Luvox from the American market. Eric Harris was on Luvox when he went psychotic and went on a shooting spree.

ADVERSE EFFECTS OF WITHDRAWAL

The most commonly reported effects of withdrawal are insomnia, rebound depression worse than prior to taking the drug, exhaustion, irritability leading to rage, electric shock throughout the extremities, seizures and the mild seizure activity of the REM sleep behaviour disorder which leads to psychotic breaks - the most dangerous withdrawal effect. It occurs because the REM sleep, the Dream State has been repressed for so long that the brain forces you into a dream while you are awake. This is a sleep walk state where you begin to act out dreams or nightmares. This REM sleep behaviour disorder will often be labelled mania or psychosis. The potential for this disorder is high both while using these drugs and while coming off of them. So we want to avoid withdrawal effects.

GUIDELINES FOR SAFE WITHDRAWAL

These guidelines will work with all mind-altering medications: antipsychotics, bipolar medications, the Valium family of drugs, as well as seizure medications such as Depakote and Dilantin because these are all mainly serotonergic medications.

Gradual withdrawal Patients must withdraw very very slowly over a period of many months depending how long you have been on the medication.Generally patients find that if they've been on the drug for a year, they require five to six months to slowly wean themselves off the medication.

" Eat nutritious foods to produce the energy needed to overcome the drug-induced malnourishment.
" Take a good vitamin-mineral supplement. Food form is always preferred because they are much easier to digest and assimilate.
" Juicing is a good way to rebuild your body but work at it gradually. Eat more fruits and veggies. Start with cooked foods and slowly go to more and more raw because the raw foods have the enzymes to help make them easier to digest.
" Almonds: Eating six to twelve almonds is an excellent way to keep the blood sugar low.
" Remove stimulants and chemicals from your daily diet. This includes caffeine and nicotine.
" Avoid meat or eat smaller amounts because it has a stimulant effect due to adrenaline released at the time of the animal's death.
" Cranial massage is helpful and it will release a lot of pressure if there is swelling in the head. Edema is a common problem with these drugs.
" Acupuncture has been known for decades to be beneficial in the withdrawal from any drug.
" Negative ions help to reduce serotonin levels.
" Chamomile is a wonderful, soothing and calming herbal tea that I highly recommend to restore sleep patterns.
" Go to bed early. We know that going to bed earlier can get rid of depression quickly. Going to bed early resets the internal clock and going to bed early for a week will knock depression for six months at a time.

Friday, October 30, 2009

WISDOM

As to be holy is nothing else than to will what God wills, so to be wise is nothing else than to judge of things as God judges of them. -- St. Vincent de PauL

FR. JOZO OF MEDJUGORJE ON PRAYER




• Prayer is seeking of God.
• Prayer is a dialogue with God.
• Prayer is surrender to God.
• Prayer is consecration to God (of oneself and others)
• Prayer is friendship with God.
• Prayer is living together with God.
• Prayer is singing praises to God.
• Prayer is exaltation of God
• Prayer is ‘filling the empty water-pots’ as at Cana, and Jesus does the miracle.
• Prayer is the ‘place and time’ of transfiguration – Tabor

Thursday, October 22, 2009

We Don’t Have To Be Sweet To Be Saints :: CNA


We Don’t Have To Be Sweet To Be Saints :: CNA

The saints aren’t always “nice,” and they aren’t without certain eccentricities, either. I still don’t think much of Mother Teresa’s poetry. Thomas Aquinas was fat. Teresa of Avila was wordy. St. Paul once gave a homily so long a boy listening from a window ledge grew groggy and fell to his death. (Paul resurrected him, but still.) http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/column.php?n=984

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Reason for Immorality

This very concise and pointed video is one of your best. Keep up the good work and see if you can get more of our pastors on board. Families need all the help they can get. The attack is relentless and kids today don't even realize that the world was ever different.

‘Scientific advancements since St. Thomas’ time, however, have revealed that human life begins at the moment of conception.



Serbian Abortionist Becomes Pro-Life Activist
November 18, 2008 by P.D. Yoko

Stojan Adasevic was once known as “the champion of abortion.” His journey to achieving this title began one day while a medical student. He was organizing files in a doctor’s office. Paying no attention to the student focused on a pile of papers in the far corner, a group of gynecologists entered the room and began exchanging stories about their medical practice.

Abortion Survivor
One doctor recalled a patient who had come to him for an abortion. The procedure failed because the doctor had been unable to align the cervix. As the gynecologists went on discussing the woman’s history, Adasevic, who had been listening, suddenly realized that the woman they were discussing was his mother.

“She’s dead now” — observed one of the doctors – “but I wonder what happened to the unwanted child?” Adasevic stood up and said, “I’m the child!” Silence fell over the room.

Over the years Adasevic would have cause to recall that event many times. It was perfectly clear to him: he owed his life to the fact of a failed abortion. Yet, he vowed that he would never make such a blunder himself. Many women were referred to him because of difficulty in aligning the cervix. Adasevic’s success rate was legendary. The Serbian doctor performed over 48,000 abortions, sometimes up to 35 per day. However, after spending 26 years as the most renowned abortion doctor in the country, Dr. Adasevic has taken a prolife stance.

The Nightmares Begin
It is important to note that the medical textbooks of the Communist regime said that abortion was simply the removal of a blob of tissue. Ultrasounds allowing the fetus to be seen did not arrive until the ’80s, but even those images did not change Adasevic’s opinion, until he became having nightmares.

In describing his conversion, Adasevic said he ‘dreamed about a beautiful field full of children and young people who were playing and laughing, from 4 to 24 years of age, but who ran away from him in fear. A man dressed in a black and white habit stared at him in silence. The dream was repeated each night and he would wake up in a cold sweat. One night he asked the man in black and white who he was. ‘My name is Thomas Aquinas,’ the man in his dream responded. Adasevic, educated in communist schools, had never heard of the Dominican genius saint, so he didn’t recognize the name.

“Why don’t you ask me who these children are?” St. Thomas asked Adasevic in his dream.

“They are the ones you killed with your abortions,” the Dominican saint told him.

Adasevic awoke in amazement and decided never to perform another abortion.

The Beating Heart
However, later that same day a cousin came to the hospital with his four months-pregnant girlfriend, who wanted to get her ninth abortion; a frequent occurrence in Soviet bloc countries. Dr. Adasevic reluctantly agreed.

Instead of removing the fetus piece by piece, he decided to chop it up and remove it as a mass. However, the baby’s heart came out fully intact and still beating. Adasevic’s reality filled him with horror; he had killed a human being.

After this experience, Adasevic told the hospital he would no longer perform abortions. Never before had a doctor in Communist Yugoslavia refused to do so. They cut his salary in half, fired his daughter from her job, and did not allow his son to enter the university.

Protecting Life
After years of pressure and on the verge of giving up, and returning to conduct abortion procedures, Dr. Adasevic had another dream about St. Thomas.

“You are my good friend, keep going,” the man in black and white told him. “Adasevic became involved in the pro-life movement and was able to get Yugoslav television to air the film ‘The Silent Scream,’ by Dr. Bernard Nathanson… two times.”

Adasevic has told his story in countless magazines and newspapers throughout Eastern Europe. He has also returned to the Orthodox faith of his childhood and has begun studying the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Through his studies, Adasevic has noted that Thomas Aquinas was influenced by Aristotle, and thus wrote that human life begins forty days after fertilization. Adasevic later wrote in an article, ‘Scientific advancements since Thomas’ time, however, have revealed that human life begins at the moment of conception. Perhaps the saint wanted to make amends for that error.’

The Serbian doctor continues to fight for the lives of the unborn, putting to rest the nightmares that once haunted him.

St. Bernard of Clairvaux


Bernard of Clairvaux loved to repeat, "there is one name that matters, that of Jesus of Nazareth."

For Bernard "true knowledge of God lies in a personal and profound experience of Jesus Christ. Faith is first of all an intimate personal encounter with Jesus, the experience of his closeness, of his friendship and his love. Only in this way can we learn to love him and know him even more. Let us hope that this can happen in all of us," Pope Benedict said.

Bernard also emphasized the "privileged place of the Virgin in the economy of salvation." "It is no coincidence," said Benedict XVI, "that Dante puts on the lips of the Doctor Mellifluous his sublime prayer to Mary: 'Virgin Mother, daughter of thy Son, humble and exalted more than any other creature, fixed term of eternal counsel.'"

St. Bernard's ideas, Pope Benedict concluded, "stimulate not only theologians but all believers."

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nurse Responds to Hallelujah Diet



Three months ago I began my personal journey on The Hallelujah Diet. In that short of a time I have recovered from headaches and fatigue. I have also lost weight and experienced renewed mental clarity. Thank you George and Rhonda Malkmus, but most importantly, 'thank you Lord' for putting the Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle in my path.

I desire to become a Health Minister because as a Registered Nurse I have always felt that all I do is treat patients' 'symptoms. I used to enjoy my job as an RN, because I felt that it was my job to help my fellow human beings, but I became increasingly frustrated with my job because I did not see people getting well as a result of taking all those drugs.

When I heard about the Hallelujah Diet and Lifestyle, I couldn't believe what I was hearing, because Hallelujah Acres was teaching the very things I had thought for a very long time. Yes, here was a way to get to the root of the problem and solve it, rather than just treating the symptoms with toxic drugs. What a blessing!

Every single person needs to know that they don't have to be sick, and that they don't have to live with the awful side effects of disease. Praise God for the Hallelujah Way! And even if this Hallelujah Way bankrupts the medical industry, because everyone is experiencing wellness instead of sickness, and I lose my job as an RN, it will be worth it to see people living in health instead of sickness.

I have found it heart wrenching to see patients go through the side-effects of chemotherapy – not to mention what I see other patients go through following the administration of an ever increasing number of drugs. I would be honored and ecstatic to be able to teach other how to avoid sickness through a simple diet and lifestyle change. God willing, I will be such a vessel for this remedy – one day at a time – one precious human being at a time.

Shelley B., Registered Nurse, California

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Song of Bernadette

NOTHING BEATS SEEING THE BLESSED MOTHER, EXCEPT SEEING JESUS HIMSELF AND THAT IS REALY TERRIFIC

Friday, October 16, 2009

HEALED OF CERVICAL CANCER BY HALLELUJAH LIFESTYLE

"...Regular blood work continues to show I am free of cancer."
In June of 2000 I was diagnosed with stage-2 cervical cancer. I was emotionally devastated and immediately fell to my knees asking God, “why me?” Here I was in my mid-30s with a great husband and a teenage daughter—whom I feared would have to go on without me. To make matters worse, I had no idea that there were any alternative therapies out there; so, I agreed to conventional treatments.

The cervical tumor itself was so big that it was inoperable, so they took out 18 of my lymph nodes as a precautionary measure, and found cancer in four of them. That led to six hours a day of chemo, once a week for six weeks, and radiation treatments every day. Between the nausea from the chemo treatments and radiation right on my stomach, I couldn’t keep anything down. In the end, the treatments were all for naught. The “heavy hit” package of chemo and radiation that I endured did not shrink the tumor as the doctors had expected.

To add insult to injury, I had lost 30 pounds of weight that I didn’t have to spare, could no longer eat or drink, and was on the edge of death.

I was so scared. I had taken every bit of advice from my doctor and nothing was working. Every time I heard the word “cancer” it was like hearing my own eulogy. I tried to shake it off, but having cancer is very much a mental game, and I was letting the words of my doctor win. One of the hardest things was seeing my husband Steve with that “I don’t want to lose you” look in his eyes. It was difficult to see the effect of this disease on my family; it devastated everybody. But, I didn’t want to let them down; I wanted to do everything I could to beat it—I just didn’t know how.

Then, only a week after my treatment ended (and my despair began), God stepped in with a miracle. He began bringing people in my path who had been healed of cancer naturally, one after the other. Then, a woman in my Bible study group lent me Dr. Lorraine Day’s DVD Cancer Doesn’t Scare Me Anymore. Because I had seen how God was healing others naturally, I literally rushed home to watch it… but I felt very uneasy with the message. Every conventional cancer treatment Dr. Day advised against, I had just done (chemo, radiation, surgery)—I was concerned that I had doomed myself out of ignorance. Still, I was amazed to learn how Dr. Day overcame cancer by enabling her body to heal itself through nutrition. It was through this video that I was introduced to The Hallelujah Diet.

On October 7, 2000 I dove into The Hallelujah Diet 100%. I juiced like crazy. I was drinking up to eight glasses of vegetable juice every day; I did BarleyMax faithfully; I switched to mostly raw food, and kept it all really simple. I went back for a check-up in December, only two months into the diet, and the doctor told me that the large, “unshrinkable” tumor was gone. Gone! I was ecstatic!

However, further tests taken in the following month showed that my fight was not over. Despite the fact the tumor was gone, random cells remained. This was enough for the doctor to issue me a death sentence of only one to five years to live and a 75% chance of getting cancer elsewhere in my body. Strangely enough, this didn’t scare me. I knew enough about diet to understand why the tumor was gone. So, I calmly asked my oncologist three questions:

My first question: Is it true that if I have an alkaline pH level, cancer cannot survive in my body?

My oncologist said: That’s true.

My second question: Is it true that if I have a lot of oxygen in my body, cancer cannot survive?

My oncologist said: Yes, that’s true.

My third question: Is it true that cancer feeds on sugar?

My oncologist said: Yes, that’s true.

I was shocked! He knew this all along and never told me?! I was upset, but what could I say? Come to think of it, maybe I should have asked him, “If you knew this all along, why did you have that big candy jar in your chemotherapy room?” Or, “Why were there chocolates available for cancer patients as they walked down the hall to radiation therapy?” Instead, I thanked the doctor for his help, and walked away knowing exactly what to do: (1) eat more alkaline foods like vegetables and fruit, (2) drink more water and exercise to get more oxygen in my body, and (3) remain steadfast in rejecting sugar and other processed foods.

Really, that’s all I knew—but it was enough. Just knowing the basics of The Hallelujah Diet was enough to start repairing my immune system. I kept it all really simple and continued to educate myself, watching every DVD and reading every book I could get my hands on.

That was eight years ago, and regular blood work continues to show I am free of cancer.

After God healed me through all of this, I started teaching culinary classes and held raw food potlucks. I really felt a need to show people that there is a better way to overcome cancer and disease. I taught classes and shared with many during those several years. Then, in just the last couple of years, my husband Steve and I were blessed with a big, beautiful house in San Diego County. We asked Hallelujah Acres if we could open a Lifestyle Center on the west coast to help introduce people (most of who are struggling with disease) to The Hallelujah Diet, and they were thrilled.

So, in November of 2006, Steve, myself, and our daughter became Health Ministers. We opened a Lifestyle Center in our home a year later. Since then, we’ve watched many people with cancer come through the Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center—and many of them have done the same thing I did. They’ve put trust in traditional treatments and are afraid that nothing can be done for them. But we make sure to give them a lot of hope; and that’s easy to do when you’re a living testimony. Even if you chose to do chemotherapy, radiation or surgery simply because you didn’t know any different, you can still build your immune system to give your body the ability to fight back (see page 17). Steve and I know from experience that as long as there’s breath, there’s hope.

Steve & Leslie Kirchmeier operate a Hallelujah Acres Lifestyle Center in their home in Fallbrook, California. The center boasts four guest bedrooms, a large meeting room, a fully-equipped “Hallelujah” kitchen, three acres of lush tropical landscape, a lagoon-like swimming pool complete with a Jacuzzi, waterfall and slide, and a courtyard and wraparound terrace where you can spend quiet time. The Kirchmeiers look forward to welcoming you for a five-day or 10-day stay in beautiful Southern California! For reservations, call toll-free (877) 728-1064 or visit www.halifestylecenters.com.

St. Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church on Homosexuality

IN RESPONSE TO DAVID BOHNETT'S ARTICLE BELOW--

As Catholics, we are all called to an authentic preaching which does not make sinners feel good but which awakens them to the Lumen Christi - the Light of Christ. Any other "gospel" is a false gospel. A demonic "gospel." It was St. Peter Damian, a Doctor of the Church, who explained that the vice of sodomy "surpasses the enormity of all others," because: "Without fail, it brings death to the body and destruction to the soul. It pollutes the flesh, extinguishes the light of the mind, expels the Holy Spirit from the temple of the human heart, and gives entrance to the devil, the stimulator of lust: It leads to error, totally removes truth from the deluded mind . . . It opens up Hell and closes the gates of Paradise . . . It is this vice that violates temperance, slays modesty, strangles chastity, and slaughters virginity . . . It defiles all things, sullies all things, pollutes all things . . . " (The Book of Gomorrah).

Homosexual acts expel the Holy Spirit and give entrance to the Devil. This according to a Doctor of the Church. Why then would anyone professing to be "Catholic" agitate for legal recognition of homosexual unions? Battle lines are being formed. One blogger who professes to be Catholic recently criticized me as I stood with the Church against recognizing such unions and after deleting the link to my blog [I'm actually glad that he did], placed a link to the blog of an individual who has called for legal recognition of homosexual unions.

We must stand firm with the Church. No matter the cost. Only those who persevere to the end will have their names written in the Book of Life.

Life and Family: What the Church teaches about homosexual inclinations :: CNA


Life and Family: What the Church teaches about homosexual inclinations :: CNA

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DAVID BOHNETT--Wealthy homosexual activist advises active measures? against religious opponents


Wealthy homosexual activist advises active measures against religious opponents

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Monday, October 5, 2009

'DIET FOR A NEW AMERICA' BY JOHN ROBBINS

The link between meat and cancer has also been well-established. Dr. Gio B. Gori, Deputy Director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Cancer Cause and Prevention, testified before Congress that nutrition is the key to prevention and control of cancer, and that evidence "makes this notion not only possible but certain (that) dietary factors responsible (are) principally meat and fat intake." We also know the less fiber in people's diet, the more often they get colon cancer. (Animal products have no fiber.)

Read the embarrassing answer given to a Senate committee by the director of the NationalCancer Institute in 1976 when asked why his organization spends only 1 percent of its budgeton the area of diet. Robbins quotes two-time Nobel Prize Winner Dr. Linus Pauling as stating, "Everyone should know the war on cancer is largely a fraud." Robbins notes, " Today, treating cancer is a huge business. Every 30 seconds another American is diagnosed as having the disease. Typical cancer patients spend over $25,000 to try to treat their condition." Because treatment is more profitable than prevention, Robbins says, " We are losing a war we could prevent."

Robbins envisions a time when people understand the consequences of a meat-centered diet,and make a change for the sake of their own personal health, for the sake of animals, and for the sake of our environment. With decreased personal costs for food, medical care and insurance, more efficient use of natural resources and less dependence on foreign oil, he sees potential for major economic benefits.

But, he notes: "At the present time, when most of us sit down to eat, we aren't very aware of how our foodchoices affect the world. We don't realize that in every Big Mac there is a piece of the tropical rain forests, and with every billion burgers sold another hundred species become extinct. We don't realize that in the sizzle of our steaks there is suffering of animals, the mining of our topsoil, the slashing of our forests, the harming of our economy, and the eroding of our health.
We don't hear in the sizzle the cry of the hungry millions who might otherwise be fed. We don't see the toxic poisons accumulating in the food chains, poisoning our children and our earth for generations to come."

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fresh Vegetable Juices-mmm good


"In order to regain and maintain the proper balance of health, most of the food we eat must contain live, vital, organic elements. These elements are found in fresh-raw vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds," "Fruit juices are the cleansers of the human system …Vegetable juices are the builders and regenerators of the body. They contain all the amino acids, minerals, salts, enzymes, and vitamins needed by the human body, provided that they are used fresh, raw, and without preservatives, and that they have been properly extracted from the vegetables."


Blessed Herman the Cripple, Monk (1013 - 1054)


Today, Sept. 25 is the feast of Blessed Hermann. Blessed Herman the Cripple was an 11th-century Benedictine monk from southern Germany.

Born deformed with a cleft palate, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida, Herman was cared for from age 7 by the Benedictine monks of the Reichenau abbey of Germany. He was professed as a monk there at age 20. Although he was bedridden and a speech impediment made him nearly impossible to understand, Herman was a genius, who studied and wrote on astronomy, theology, math, history, poetry, Arabic, Greek, and Latin. He also built astonomical equipment and musical instruments and was the most famous religious poet of his day. When he eventually became blind, Herman began writing hymns. His "Salve Regina," or "Hail Holy Queen," is the best known. Blessed Herman died at the age of 40 of causes related to his afflictions in 1054. He was beatified in 1863.

Lesson: Although Blessed Herman suffered much, he always smiled and was the joy of the monastery. He saw each trial as a deeper way to draw closer to God and nearer to His heavenly reward. Let us thank God for each trial He sends our way and view it as a means of purification, drawing us nearer to Him as we consecrate our hearts to His Holy Mother Mary, Our Life, Our Sweetness, and Our Hope.

Blessed Hermann, please pray for all those who suffer from physical afflictions, especially our unborn children.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


PRO-LIFE MESSAGE

It would behoove the hierarchy of the Church (and the lay people) especially the bishops and cardinals to review and note well the following Sacred Scripture passages from Ezekiel (3:18-21)



If you say to the wicked man, "You shall surely die; and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his wicked conduct so that he may live: that wicked man shall die for his sin, but I will hold you responsible for his death." If, on the other hand, you have warned the wicked man, yet he has not turned away from his evil nor from his wicked conduct, then he shall die for his sin, but you shall save your life. If a virtuous man turns away from virtue and does wrong when I place a stumbling block before him, he shall die. He shall die for his sin, and his virtuous deeds shall not be remembered; but I will hold you responsible for his death if you did not warn him. When, on the other hand, you have warned a virtuous man not to sin, and he has in fact not sinned, he shall surely live because of the warning, and you shall save your own life."

As a wise priest says, "I am not going to hell for anyone."

To reprimand Senator Kennedy would not have been a harsh action, but a display of genuine pastoral care: care for the welfare of his eternal soul. And imagine the enormous good that might have been done, if Ted Kennedy had been persuaded to reverse his support for abortion!.
Sister Bryne of Washington, DC, remarked: "How wonderful it would have been if Ted Kennedy would have said publicly, that he was wrong on his lack of stance in protecting the unborn....how many lives would have changed, maybe many in his own family and how many lives would be saved...I lament this the most. I pray for him and all who fail to see the preciousness of life from the womb to the tomb. No issue is more crucial in our Catholic faith than that of the sacredness of life."