Dr. Cesar B. Ortiz
Natural healing breakthrough: The micronutrients
THIS week, as I start and conceive this health column of mine, I will share vital health information concerning nutrients from functional food, and more. The readers will undoubtedly learn the importance of regularly feeding ourselves with a natural functional food supplement to keep us in good condition most of the time.
Also understanding the many health advantages of a plant-based diet could be the wake-up call needed to keep us away from the unnecessary intake of synthetic drugs and hospitalization. The factual information this column will provide aims to educate the reading public on how we can help our body heal itself.
Scientists have taken cognizance of the relation of good food to health, which has led to several research and studies. The result – many nutrients and their functions contributing to health were identified.
The so-called “phytonutrients” are flavonoids that were discovered from the plant foods we eat, and are what we should give serious consideration to if we want to stay away from chronic diseases. It is important to note that flavonoids, being the largest group of phytonutrients, are remarkable natural compounds that have a wide range of healing effects on your body.
Flavonoids hunt down and absorb free radicals before they cause aging and disease. And for this reason, they are called the “scavengers of the body.”
While we cannot rule out that vitamin C is important to our health, the flavonoids provide five times the antioxidant power than vitamin C.
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What are phytonutrients?
Having greater knowledge about these flavonoids will surely bring everyone closer to welcoming plant-based food to your dining table. The term phytonutrients is a broad name for a wide variety of compounds produced by plants.
Phytonutrients are also called phytochemicals, chemicals produced by plants. They are present in fruits, vegetables, beans, grains, and other plants. Common Names for phytonutrients: antioxidants, flavonoids, phytochemicals, flavones, isoflavones, catechins, anthocyanidins, isothiocyanates, carotenoids, allyl sulfides, and polyphenols. Why should these be given daily importance?
Each phytonutrient comes from a variety of different plant sources and has different proposed effects on, and benefits for the body. Phytonutrients may also enhance immunity and intercellular communication, repair DNA damage due to exposure to toxins, detoxify carcinogens, and alter estrogen metabolism.
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The top killers – such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, even arthritis, asthma, and allergies – are all linked to the food we eat. And these could all be reversed and even prevented by eating the right plant-based foods.
The so-called sulforaphane is one of the main phytonutrients in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables. Researchers are hailing sulforaphane as a breakthrough that offers real hope for preventing and defeating cancer.
Another flavonoid discovered in food is the anthocyanins. These phytonutrients are a powerful memory-preserving flavonoid. Studies show that memory starts to wane as early as age 25, so there’s no time to waste. If memory is failing, you are at risk for Alzheimer’s. Then it is the right time to add a new fruit to your diet. Anthocyanins are found in dark-colored fruits like berries.
In the Philippines, summer is the harvest season for a variety of fruits and vegetables. Fruits and vegetables in season are better choices as nature provides the health benefits for they are intended.
To be Continued Next Issue …
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Readers Advisory: I keep receiving inquiries on my mobile phone and email as to when they could expect my presence in the regular monthly health outreach. On this concern, I would like to express my sincerest apology to all. Circumstances and events have kept me from being present in our regular health outreach program.
My absence doesn’t mean I am remiss in my advocacy to continue providing natural and nutritional healthcare to all concerned. It so happens that the completion of my second natural healing center at the CAP building in uptown Baguio City needs my personal supervision as it has not been fully completed.
Also, I attend personally to the many people visiting our Family Center For Natural Healing at the B.A.R.P. Centre building along Upper Bokawkan Road, Baguio City.
The natural medical protocol that I recently introduced is gaining acceptance due to its proven safety and efficacy to complement allopathic medicine. The people who are clamoring for a non-invasive approach gave them hope in recovering their lost health. The free consultation and initial counseling as well as free M.R.H.A. is part of our health advocacy.
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On-going training of staff in the center is likewise, keeping me occupied. There is a possibility that a new team will be formed, which may include additional Naturopathic physicians to become available in our health outreach.
Meantime, everyone is welcome to visit the Family Centre For Natural Health to avail of our latest natural functional supplement protocol. At the outset, please do not expect immediate recovery. The DNA/RNA cell regeneration effect varies depending on the degree of how bad the cell condition is at the time our protocol is introduced.
It should be considered that cell condition is affected by depleted nutrients from the food a person eats on a daily basis. Thus, a change to a healthy lifestyle is also part of our protocol.
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Believe it or not. Let me share an incident that happened on the morning of August 6, 2022 (Saturday). A 46-year-old lady patient from Irisan, Baguio City was brought to our health Kiosk at the B.A.R.P. Centre for a consultation about her health concern.
She is suffering from excruciating pain in both upper, and lower extremities and her entire body, as well as loss of muscle strength as she could hardly stand up and walk.
According to her companion, she lost her ability to walk on Friday evening for an unexplained reason while in Manila. The family decided to bring her straight to Baguio on Friday (August 5) for a check-up since Irisan is her place of residence.
According to the family member who brought her to our natural healing center, the patient’s condition seemed to get worse by the hour as the body pain became intolerable, and there was no way she could stand up and walk.
Due to her body pain, her companions could not move her from the van where she remained reclining. I had no option but to see her inside the van and perform my diagnosis and test.
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The patient looked pale but showed normal vital signs and coherence. When I touched her radial (wrist section) to check her pulse, she winced and sighed in pain. I ordered her to grip my hand tightly, but I could feel no force from her palm at all. Then I asked her to lift her leg but she could not do so.
I asked the family member about the color and volume of her urine discharges; if the bowel discharge is regular or not. All the answers given to me gave me an on-the-spot prognosis – the patient was suffering from autoimmune deficiency syndrome (ADS) or an onset of multiple sclerosis.
Right there and then my reaction was to give her a strong mixture of Fountain of Life drops in a mug of drinking water and let her drink it all. Then I performed a light “pulse point massage” using the Fountain Of Life.
The pulse-point body massage could not be completed as the patient’s clothes were covering the rest of her pulse points. I instructed the family member and gave him the guideline on how to do it when they reach home, to do it twice daily.
I prescribed to the patient our “natural functional supplement protocol”. Gave additional instructions to the family member, emphasizing to follow the recommended dosage of Fountain of Life drops, the Muscodin capsule, and the Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C) capsule as prescribed. A list of food that the patient should not eat, and what to eat was added to the patient prescription.
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The following day, Monday (August 8), right after lunch, while attending to a patient with severe psoriasis, I received a call from a family member of my August 6 patient from Irisan. The caller was very excited when he told me the good news that the patient had started to stand and walk. I was speechless for a moment when I heard the good news.
Although the patient from Irisan showed a “miraculous” and fast recovery from poor health condition, it is too early to conclude that she has fully recovered. I have to consider it just an onset of remission to good health.
For the information of the readers, remission is the disappearance of signs and symptoms of chronic diseases. Disappearance may either be temporary or permanent, but it is never an assurance the patient is healed or the disease will no longer recur. Therefore, it is medically sound and proper to order and recommend to the patient to further continue our “natural functional supplements protocol” to sustain further her recovery to good health.
DISCLAIMER: The article contained in this column is for information and educational purposes only. It is not to be construed as diagnosis, treatment, or cure for any disease, disorder, or abnormal physical state. Nor should it be considered a substitute for medical care from your doctor.
On any other matter relating to your health or well-being—and prior to undertaking any health-related activity—consult an appropriate health professional. The opinions herein are exactly that, and they are the opinions of the author of the article and source. The publisher of the Baguio Chronicle, its Editorial Staff, and employees, including this columnist/writer, are not responsible whatsoever either directly or indirectly for medically unsupervised activities that could cause harm to one’s health. Results may vary from person to person.