• By Dr. john Fudens

    The most obvious difference between sharks and other land or water creatures, is that sharks don’t have bones. Their skeleton is entirely cartilage. This accounts for up to 8% of a shark’s gross weight. In humans cartilage is found in the harder parts of the ears and nose, around joints, at the ends of bones and between spinal segments. In addition to their unique skeleton, sharks have a strong effective immune system. Whereas the human immune system responds to each antigen (a foreign substance that stimulates antibody production) with various types of antibodies, the shark immune system consists of a single nonspecific antibody that remains continuously alert and active against all foreign invaders. The single antibody circulates through a shark’s blood-stream even when no antigen is present, constantly killing infection. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Trace minerals are one of the body’s front line defenses against free radicals. Free radicals are the unstable molecules that attack and damage body cells. They occur naturally but in numbers that a healthy immune system can handle. When we do not live an optimum lifestyle, in all phases, the free radicals can increase in number, overwhelm the immune system and do damage to the body tissue causing symptoms. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Garlic, part of the lily family along with onions and chives, is know in ancient times to fend off demons. But in modern times it has a reputation for preventing and treating cancer and other modern day killer diseases.

    Eric Block of the State University of New York at Albany, an authority on garlic’s chemistry, states “undisturbed, the garlic bulb has a limited number of medically active compounds. But chopping, steaming and food processing triggers the formation of a multitude of compounds that are quite reactive and participate in a complex sequence of chemical reactions. Ultimately an amazing collection of chemical compounds are produced. Garlic unleashes at least 100 sulfur containing compounds. Garlic’s sulfur compounds are linked to its medicinal uses. What compounds are formed depends on various conditions such as the temperature of garlic at cutting, how it is processed and where it was grown. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Selenium, an essential mineral, functions as an antioxidant (protects against dangerous free radical oxygen) and is part of another antioxidant, glutathione peroxide. Deficiencies of these substances weaken the immune system and make us more susceptible to infections. Research and findings are pointing to a larger more profound role for selenium. There is strong evidence that where the soil is deficient in selenium deadly viruses are occurring and mutating. Continue reading »

  • By Dr. John Fudens

    Miracles do happen, every once in a while, in that health and consumer advocates, scientists, government regulators and industry representatives can reach agreement on an issue of importance to our health. One issue is the use of folic acid and the prevention of neural tube birth defects. Neural tube birth defects are malformations in spinal development in the growing fetus, so that at birth the spinal cord has defects ranging from incomplete growth of nerve fibers, incomplete closure of the distal end of the cord and other abnormalities that require surgery for correction. This usually leaves the newborn with the potential for early death and/or paralysis and certainly less than a normal life. Continue reading »