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Vitamin B-17???? What’s that?

Vitamin B-17???? What’s that?

Have you ever heard of Vitamin B-17? Well, until June 19, I hadn’t either! But what is this and what does this have to do with cancer?

According to The Truth About Cancer here are the facts when it comes to acceptable ways to fight cancer:

Article Summary

  • Conventional cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation cause considerable collateral damage – including initiating new, second cancers.
  • The link between chemotherapy and radiation and the development of second cancers has been known for decades. Even the American Cancer Society acknowledges these treatments are carcinogens and that the risk is even higher when both therapies are given together.
  • The most common cancers linked to chemotherapy drugs are AML (acute myelogenous leukemia) and MDS (myelodysplastic syndrome).
  • Radiation therapy has been linked to the occurrence of solid tumors of the lung, stomach, and bone, and to various types of leukemia such as AML (acute myelogenous leukemia), CML (chronic myelogenous leukemia), and ALL (acute lymphoblastic leukemia).
  • Sadly, many oncologists do not inform their patients that the treatments they prescribe could possibly lead to a second cancer.

So, how can you fight it?

A surprising article said that B-17 is effective at fighting cancer. I never learned about this in school. And, until I began to research this I had never heard of it! But where do you find it? According to Chris Beat Cancer you can find it easier than you might think. It can be found in apricot seeds. To get it, get an apricot (organic if possible) and eat it. But instead of throwing away the seed, take a hammer on a clean counter and break it open. Eat the kernel. 😊 According to Chris Beat Cancer “Apricot and peach kernels look and taste like an almond at first, but there’s a bitter surprise coming. Your senses are going to tell you there’s something wrong with it and you will be tempted to spit it out, but don’t do it! Truth be told, I don’t particularly like the taste, but I eat them anyway, and a part of me gets a little excited every time I taste this bitter natural cancer poison. The first time you eat one is weird, but over time you will get accustomed to the taste.” Alternative if you can’t get used to the taste: grind them in a nut & seed grinder and add them to smoothies, soups, salads, etc. I know you’re wondering: how much??? Well, the general rule of thumb is start with 1-2 kernels per 10lbs. of body weight per day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs. start with 15-30 kernels per day. But what other sources are available to get this?

Seeds! While apricot kernels are the best source of it, seeds including berries, grapes, strawberries, and raspberries are good sources. So are flax seeds, squash seeds, millet seeds and buckwheat seeds are found to contain B-17.

Nuts! Especially macadamia nuts, cashew nuts and bitter almonds.

Grains & Millets: Sorghum, buckwheat, barley and millet are also good resources of it.

Eucalyptus leaves! And spinach leaves have trace amounts of it.

Sprouts! Bamboo sprouts or bamboo shoots followed by sprouts of alfalfa, fava beans, and mung sprouts.

For other sources of B-17, I would suggest you look here: Foods Containing Vitamin B-17

To your health, Malissa

And if you want to connect to me directly, go here: Malissa Van Zee


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9 Effective ways to deal with pain WITHOUT meds!

9 Effective ways to deal with pain WITHOUT meds!

The annual cost of pain is $600 billion. More than heart disease ($309 billion) and cancer ($243 billion) combined. A lot of discussion goes into effective ways to address chronic pain. Using opioids is NOT the first avenue that you should take to battle pain. I know first-hand how much pain can slow down your life. But if you’re battling chronic pain, what can you do? I’m discussing that today.

One, chiropractic care. According to Journal of Complementary & Alternative Medicine in December 2017, chiropractic patients are shown to use 55% less opioids than non-chiropractic recipients.

Two, exercise. I realize it may be painful initially, but when you work out your body produces endorphins which will help with battling the pain because it interacts with your brain receptors and change our perception of pain.

Three, acupuncture. By getting your body into balance, the pain will decrease. Researchers believe this works because the needles signal the brain to release endorphins which naturally dull the pain.  A question I get asked frequently is does this hurt? And for me, no it does not. I’ve been getting acupuncture since 2015. And I typically fall asleep during the treatments.

Four, different vitamins and minerals. What is the difference between vitamins & minerals? Simply put, vitamins can be broken down. Whereas minerals can hold on to their structure. Specific vitamins & minerals that help are fish oil, turmeric, resveratrol, vitamin c, RiboCeine and NAC. In addition, type 2 hyaluronic acid is highly effective in combatting pain. On the RiboCeine, NAC, and hyaluronic acid please contact me directly to get the most effective ways to get these. What comes from the grocery store is typically ineffective and a waste of money.

Five, heat therapy and cold therapy. Using this alternately can help reduce the pain you are experiencing. The key is to know what to use when. Right after an injury, put ice on it.  If you use heat at this point will increase the blood flow to the injury and increase the swelling.

Six, meditation can help. When you get anxious it causes you to focus more on the problems, and when you meditate it brings your body to a place of peace and this helps stop the pain.

Seven, hypnotherapy. I have 4 very good friends who are active hypnotherapists. My friend, Sara Fogan, is one of them. Her website is Calminsense Hypnotherapy . I would encourage you to look at it. Hypnotherapy is a highly effective way to combat pain. And while it is something I am still learning about, I do know from research it is effective for many purposes, including pain managment.

Eight, aromatherapy. Massaging certain essential oils can trigger a calming response. Specific oils are rosemary, eucalyptus, and aloe vera can help.

Finally, cannabis. According to multiple resources, cannabis is an effective way to combat pain. I will be addressing this in detail in an upcoming series on this. But for today, I am going to just say that using cannabis is approved for medical use in 25 states. But not all cannabis is the same. Even though it may be labeled the same. I know that there is some controversary surrounding the use of this and the FDA does not support it.


Two People

Two People

She was raised in an environment where criticism was a constant factor. And as she grew up she became pessimistic and doubted that anything good would happen for her. But she made the decision to overcome the odds and become positive. She began to surround herself with positive people who spoke life into her weary body and mind. Over time her life changed. And as it changed she became a leader. And in spite of her early life, she beat the odds and changed thousands of lives as a result.
She was raised in an environment that was also critical. And as she grew up he became pessimistic and critical. She never realized that by changing her mindset and making the decision to change the outcome of her life, her life would change. Because of her mindset, her marriage fell apart, her children separated themselves from her, and she spoke words that would lead to an early death. And as a result, she passed away much too soon. Who knows what would have happened had she decided to find a better way.
You can choose to have problems or leadership building exercises. Your choice.

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Psalm 21

Psalm 21

Some days are just too busy. Today was one of them for me. On days when I’m just mentally drained, I go to this Psalm.

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

The king rejoices in your strength, Lord.
    How great is his joy in the victories you give!

You have granted him his heart’s desire
    and have not withheld the request of his lips.
You came to greet him with rich blessings
    and placed a crown of pure gold on his head.
He asked you for life, and you gave it to him—
    length of days, for ever and ever.
Through the victories you gave, his glory is great;
    you have bestowed on him splendor and majesty.
Surely you have granted him unending blessings
    and made him glad with the joy of your presence.
For the king trusts in the Lord;
    through the unfailing love of the Most High
    he will not be shaken.

Your hand will lay hold on all your enemies;
    your right hand will seize your foes.
When you appear for battle,
    you will burn them up as in a blazing furnace.
The Lord will swallow them up in his wrath,
    and his fire will consume them.
10 You will destroy their descendants from the earth,
    their posterity from mankind.
11 Though they plot evil against you
    and devise wicked schemes, they cannot succeed.
12 You will make them turn their backs
    when you aim at them with drawn bow.

13 Be exalted in your strength, Lord;
    we will sing and praise your might.

Can’t or Won’t?

This is from a blog I did a few years ago. But with some of the conversations I’ve had this week, it is time for a repost.

Hardest lesson to learn for anything you want to do and be successful at: moving past the “I Can’t ____” mentality! If you think you can or you think you can’t: you are right! Move past the I can’t mentality! You can do whatever you set your mind to! Get the word “can’t” out of your vocabulary. A better choice is I won’t! So maybe you are saying I can’t because I don’t know how. Well, learn! If you want to learn something bad enough you will find a way!

Since I orginally posted this back in 2014, I have

  • graduated from college with honors (my final GPA was 3.72!)
  • survived being hit by a car (and I was in school at the time),
  • started training in martial arts,
  • started connecting with the world’s best in leaders who are very directly guiding my life to the next level,
  • started walking out my faith more actively
  • starting taking risks that I never would have considered

The list could go on. But I want to make this point: I have done all this with the support only of my friends and some of my family. Mostly my friends.

you can do it



How Do YOU View the World???

This is a story from my dojo. And it’s worth reposting.

We have, for the most part, the feelings we choose to have.

Please don’t be angry with me if you prefer to be tragic. I do not deny you this choice. I deny only that you have no escape.

Our feelings in the first moment are triggered by our circumstances. Happy news. Sad news. News that makes us angry. But in the second moment, and the third, our feelings are the product of our chosen perspective.

What angle of view do you choose when you examine the day that lies ahead of you and all the days that lie behind? What is your perspective? Where do you aim your eyes? What produce do you grow in the soil of your imagination and the sunshine of your life?

Jeanne Hébuterne was a 19 year-old art student in 1917 who fell deeply in love with a dashing Italian artist named Amedeo Modigliani. A year later, their daughter was born out of wedlock and the Hébuterne family was horrified. When that little girl was 2, Modigliani died. The next day Jeanne Hébuterne threw herself out a fifth-story window. She was only 22 years old.

Modigliani’s sister adopted the little girl and raised her as her own.

The girl inherited no art. She died in 1984.

What do you suppose the little girl felt as she was growing up? Did she say,

“My father was an alcoholic, drug-addicted loon who refused to marry my mother when she became pregnant and my mother did not love me enough to raise me. She killed herself the day after my father died.”

Persons who would choose this perspective, and the feelings that accompany it, always say they are being “honest and realistic.”

But is that really true?

Would this perspective be any less honest or realistic?

“My father was an artist whose paintings of my mother sell for many tens of millions of dollars. My mother was so deeply in love that she literally could not live without him. I am the product of that love.”

I do not know what the little girl chose to think, and feel, and believe.

I know only that she had a choice.

As do you.