Pound Them Cabbage Down

September 23rd, 2014

A Pounder Fit For A Crock

A Pounder Fit For A Crock

“What I need,” said Eli looking at one of my gardening stools at our farmer’s market table, “is something about three feet tall with a head diameter of about four inches. I want the handle about the same diameter as the stool leg.” He went on to describe his method of making sauerkraut in a crock, that many people come to him wanting to be taught how to do it but aren’t willing to continue when they find out how much effort is involved. The conversation ended with an agreement of terms, wood to be used, and my promise to bring the finished pounder next week.

My week was busy, but I found time to locate a good box elder limb that had broken off the tree a year ago. I turned the head from that limb and the handle from a smaller one. When turned, the handle beautifully locked into the head with an internal wedge.

The following week I was at the market, vegetable pounder in hand. When Eli saw the pounder, his face lit up. “I have used a lot of cheap junk before, but this is going to be a family heirloom. I’ll pass this one down to my daughter,” he exclaimed.

By now that pounder has been bathed in cabbage juice, maybe having made several crocks of kraut. Like all other jobs, good tools make the work easier and the customers happier.

Ellis Hein

The Preciousness of Truth

April 25th, 2014

“Let the weight and preciousness of truth be in your eye, and esteemed above all things by you.” (George Fox, 1655, Epistle 109)

What George Fox meant by “truth’ was a dynamic relationship with the Creator whereby man comes to fulfill the purpose for which he was made. Just as man can be true or a lie, so objects can be lies or true. Take for example those substances sold as food which neither nourish your body nor strengthen your immunity. They are lies. Or consider medicinal drugs. They act upon the body in certain specified (and unspecified) ways to bring it back to proper, normal function. But once the drug has worn off, the body has no more metabolic resources than it had before administering the drug to cause it to continue functioning properly. In that sense, the drug is also a lie.

What would a society look like who esteemed truth above all things? I can say that it would look different than our society. We value the perception and seek after the image rather than look for the substance, the real quality, of an object, an idea, or another person.

Advertisers prey upon our fascination with perception. We wander hopelessly lost in a maze guided by our own fabrications. However, we are discovering that an economy based upon chimeras is no more than a nightmare. Incidences of degenerative diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and heart disease are up. And it is not just the elderly who suffer. Young people are being affected as well. We are a society filled with debilitating anxiety that can only be controlled by powerful drugs. We have no inner sense of assurance or contentment. How can we wake up and put this nightmare behind us?

Let the weight and preciousness of truth be in your eye and be esteemed above all things by you. Let truth guide you and you will soon learn to distinguish between distortion and true substance. That is how I first came to try AFA algae and the algae products from New Earth. The solidity of its substance has been the foundation upon which my body rebuilt my health. And that is a precious thing indeed.

Faith Without Works

January 29th, 2014

“And of course we are praying for God to work a miracle and heal __________’s injury. We are believing that ____________ will walk again.” So ended that portion of a conversation I was having with a certain individual.

My reaction, as I later considered what I had heard, ran along the lines of: That is all very well, but why does your praying and believing in a miracle give you license to abuse the miracle you already have? The same God you are asking for a miracle gave you a body possessing miraculous capabilities of repair and renewal. But this miracle, like always, requires your participation. Have you given yourself the food that promotes strong immune function? Have you provided yourself the nutrients that help your body produce stem cells, miracles of repair and regeneration in themselves? Do you nurture and culture a healthy balance of bacteria in your intestinal tract? Do you refrain from consuming things or acting in ways that tear down your immunity and rob your metabolic reserves? These things require a faith that can’t be hidden; a faith that changes eating habits, lifestyles, spending priorities, and more.

Every thing that happens in life happens in the context of one’s personal history. Again my reflections ran along the lines of: How you have lived in the past? Have you abused the very body you now want to be well? Do you remember all those not-so-good-for-you foods you have eaten, and your refusal to change your eating habits? What are you now doing to undo that past history? Why would you expect a miracle to happen if you are actively working against it?

The writer of the book of James said, “…Faith without works is dead…” And I am quite certain that a dead faith will accomplish only death. So, if you are looking forward to a miracle in your life, I invite you to join me in that other portion of James, “I will show my faith by my works.”

by Ellis Hein

Allan Taylor cures himself from incurable Cancer.

January 1st, 2014

A Spice Route to Recovery Living Proof…


Allan Taylor, 78: I retired, 13 years ago after a long career in construction steelwork, erecting, fitting out oil and gas rigs. I had a longstanding heart condition, but was well on warfarin for years, before I was diagnosed with ‘incurable’ colon cancer in September 2011. I underwent surgery then chemotherapy, but became so ill that treatment was discontinued. Using the internet to design Myself a bespoke menu of natural remedies, then amazed my doctors by showing up cancer-free on a follow-up scan.

I live in Middlesbrough, UK, with my wife whom I met at 15. My eldest daughter died from conventionally-treated cancer, aged 49. Now ‘feeling very fit and no more than 21’ I take two of our grandchildren, to and from school every day, lay carpet, dive under the car to execute repairs, I recently fitted a new kitchen, painted the house inside and out, and think nothing of felling large trees in the garden.


‘Late in 2010 I visited my doctor to check out a lump at the top of my stomach, which caused a small degree of pain. He prodded around but said that I had nothing to worry about. As the lump then grew harder and larger I decided to visit another doctor in the same practice. I was given a second, thorough examination and once again reassured that all was well. I left the surgery feeling that maybe I should stop worrying.

‘But six weeks later, I was still not happy. Less sure than his colleagues, a third GP arranged an appointment at the South Cleveland Hospital. I had a colonoscopy – a camera investigation from my rear – and an endoscopy – through my mouth – and was told there and then that there was a problem Two biopsy samples were sent for analysis and a few days later I was recalled to be told that I had a large cancerous tumour of the colon, high up, close to my liver. There was no doubt about the diagnosis: on screen I could see for myself that the lesion was a whopper.

‘Surgery was arranged for September 28th 2011, and my surgeon assured me he would do his best, though he did not seem totally confident of the outcome. Then, four days before the scheduled operation, I collapsed in the small hours, with agonising stomach pains. My daughter, who is a nurse, called an ambulance and I was rushed to James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, South Cleveland where I met a different surgeon, Mr Anil Reddy, who decided to operate at once.

My luck was in: Mr Reddy was highly skilled and I could not have wished for better clinical or nursing care. Mr Reddy’s warmth and approachable manner gave me so much confidence, even though he had to remove about nine inches of my colon, and perform an ileostomy (linking the end of the small intestine to an opening in the abdomen) which was subsequently reversed. I really believe that I am only here today due to the skills of Mr Reddy and his team. At first, post surgically, I was in a hell of a state and spent seven days on the high dependency ward. I was in hospital for three weeks altogether, and slowly began to move about and recover.

Chemo was organised, and the first week was problem-free. But from the second week onwards I felt nauseous most of the time. My toenails started to come off, and I developed large sore patches on the back of my hands. Diarrhoea became quite a problem and then I experienced severe heart attack pains in my chest. After four months of suffering the oncologist took me off chemotherapy as it was reducing my quality of life.

But further bad news was to come: a follow-up scan indicated the presence of cancer somewhere in the middle of my stomach. A more detailed PET scan confirmed that the cancer had spread to the peritoneum. I also developed problems passing water which required a visit to the A&E department: it seemed there was also some prostate cancer development. At this point my GP and I received letters from my oncologist stating that the cancer was incurable but that he would monitor developments. Having witnessed what my mother, and my beautiful eldest daughter, went through in their final months, I had some idea of what seemed in store for me.

Understanding my position pretty clearly, I started to explore natural cures. I spoke with the manager of my local health shop who gave me information that might help, and I spent a lot of time searching the internet where I discovered many natural therapies with good evidence that they could help to clear me from cancer. Some reports I read on the internet suggested that the cure rate from chemo was only five per cent, whilst natural remedies could be considerably higher. I told my oncologist about my plan and he said that that my regime would do no harm, but he couldn’t say that it would do any good. My wife also saw conventional medicine as the only way. But I decided it had to be kill or cure for me. What, after all, did I have to lose? I’d reached a stage where nobody would give twopence for my survival.

I had six to eight weeks before my next CT scan. I selected a number of therapies and ordered supplies from my local heath shop and over the phone. The first step in my healing regime was a change of diet: I stopped eating red meat and any processed meat, such as bacon, or soups with any meat content. I cut out all dairy products, cakes and any other food containing refined sugars. I began to buy organic vegetables whenever possible and aimed to eat 10 varied portions a day, uncooked, because cooking destroys essential enzymes. I power-walked twice a day for half an hour each time. My aim was to increase the oxygen level onto my blood stream so that cancer cells would die. I purchased a treadmill and installed it in my summer house which was quite useful when the weather was not so good.

On the internet I learned about twice Nobel prizewinning Dr Otto Warburg, the German Jew who discovered that if you increase the alkalinity in the body oxygen levels would increase and cancer cells will die. I read that Hitler was frightened enough of contracting cancer to keep Dr Otto Warburg, who might save him, alive and out of the death camps. I stopped drinking tap water because it is acidic, and bought bottled water from M &S because it was cheaper than most, and has a pH of 7.4.

‘Twice a day, morning and evening, I drank a heaped teaspoon of organic Barleygrass powder in a mug of warm water. This also helps to maintain the body in an alkaline state and so protects against cancer development. Morning and night I also took one 200mg of selenium to support my immune system. Chemo may kill cancer cells, but it also destroys our immune system which is vital for keeping cancers at bay. We all have cancer cells floating around our bodies and as long as our immune system stays healthy, the cancer cells will be killed. I will never again have any chemotherapy.

‘Each day I took vitamin C low acid, free from sugar coating. These tablets can cause diarrhoea and to help me through each stage I used Loperamide tablets from my doctor. The recommended intake each day was 1g. I started taking three tablets each day morning, noon and tea time, building up to eight tablets three times each day, making a total of 24 x 1g tablets. The oncologist also suggested I take a 75 mg aspirin every day, as it protects against stroke as well as cancer. CurcuminX4000 a brand name with published studies this type of Curcumin shows 23 times better absorption results than the standard 95% turmeric extracts. According to cancer researcher Bharat Aggarwal, a professor of cancer medicine at the Anderson Cancer Centre University of Texas, the incidence of the top four cancers in the US: colon, breast, prostate and lung, is as much as 10 times lower in India where significant amounts of Turmeric are consumed daily. Prof, Aggarwal says “We have not found a single cancer on which Curcumin does not work in suppressing the formation of tumours”. Curcumin acts as an antioxidant, killing off the body’s free radicals. It also blocks cancers from setting up their own blood vessels. I decided to add this therapy to my daily intake of natural compounds. Starting with three capsules,1 taken with each meal, building up to four capsules with each meal making a total of 12 capsules daily.

The final, but perhaps the single most significant item on my healing menu, was apricot kernels. In North Pakistan there is a group of people called The Hunzakuts who are vegetarians. They eat about 40 apricots each day and always eat the kernels. It was noted that the Hunzakut people are cancer-free. These bitter kernels are well documented as helpful in killing cancer cells. Learning how the substances enter the cancer cells and destroy them, I started by taking eight kernels each day and built up to 54, taking 18 at each meal time. I had no side effects from taking either the apricot kernels, or the Curcumin. On the contrary, I felt on top of the world and believed that I was cured even before I got the results of my last scan to say they could not find cancer.

‘So within two months, this natural cure regime brought me cure, not kill and I was over the moon, as of course, is my wife. My oncologist shook me by the hand. I want to carry on having follow-up scans to prove I’m cancer-free and now I go back to the hospital for trainee doctors to poke and prod! I still follow a modified version of my healing regime, which I reckon set me about £32 a week while I was taking my full therapies, but now costs only coppers. I have about 24 apricot kernels, every day and three Curcumin x 4000.

‘I still eat a good side plate of varied raw fruit and vegetables every day. I still power-walk and drink bottled water. I’m six foot. I used to weigh 11 stone eight, but now I am nine stone six. I really think that anybody can do what I did, and I only wish that I had, had this understanding of these therapies when my daughter was so ill. At the time, we thought that we were living in a country that had the finest health service one could wish for, and if the NHS could not cure my daughter who could? Had I known then what my own diagnosis taught me, perhaps she would be with us still.

‘In order to try and help others I did make contact with Cancer Research UK, I was told they were not interested. I e-mailed them and was told I would receive a reply within five days, but none materialised. Two newspapers reported my story, and as a result I have been invited to talk on US radio, I would like to spread the word that there is another way through cancer. (Google Allan Taylor Cancer, and you will find information about me) I’d like people to know how full of energy I am now. I may have a large scar on my stomach, but I still feel as if I am 21.’

In Brief: my natural healing cocktail includes:

  • An alkaline diet, with bottled water
  • 10 raw fruit and veg portions every day
  • Barleygrass powder
  • Selenium
  • Vitamin C
  • CurcuminX4000
  • Bitter apricot kernels
  • 75 mg aspirin

Assure Your Health

December 7th, 2013

The new health care law is about insurance, not health. It has become mandatory to have health insurance rather than being obliged to be healthy. I am not obligated to stay away from refined sugars, food additives, pesticide ridden foods, aspartame and other artificial sweeteners, and any other known toxins that deplete my immunity. I am not obligated to seek out foods that are easily digested and assimilated, foods that offer a complete package of nutrients in a naturally balanced combination. If i have the insurance, I am granted license to be as unhealthy as before, or more so.

“You Can’t make it mandatory to be healthy,” is the obvious argument I would hear. I agree. You can be as unhealthy as you choose, but you have to realize that it is other people who must pick up the tab emotionally and financially for your choice to be unhealthy.

“How do you mean, ‘my choice to be unhealthy?’”

For the most part, our health problems stem from a history of food choices, or they are exacerbated by those choice. The human body is made in such a way that it gets its resources from other organisms, for carrying on the processes of life. Plants and other photosynthetic organisms are the producers, we are consumers. Our ability to withstand disease organisms and to recover from injury or stress is in direct proportion to the quality of food we consume. Foods that give a complete package of nutrients, like New Earth’s AFA algae, impart to your body a greater ability to achieve and maintain a healthy state. When you eat something like a piece of cake, made from white flour, refined sugars, and other such ingredients, your body gains nothing. You must rob your metabolic bank for the vitamins and minerals needed just to break down the piece of cake and get rid of it.

It may be “a piece of cake” for the government to mandate obligatory health insurance, but you can do something they can’t. Only you can provide HEALTH ASSURANCE.

by Ellis Hein

StemPlex and the Food Model of Health

July 13th, 2013

As Pamela A. Popper explains in her book, Food Over Medicine, if you know 3/4 of the combination of a safe, you don’t get the door 3/4 of the way open. So it is when you are considering the Food Model of health. All the components need to be there, readily available, before the door swings open.

In the medical model of “health,” we talk about this drug or that one doing this thing we want done. But when you have based your health on food, it is your body that now accomplishes the ability to function.

StemPlex is a proprietary combination of foods proven to enable your body to produce an abundance of its own stem cells. Furthermore, it protects those cells from free radical damage. But from here on, all acclaim goes to the body’s ability to maintain, regulate, and renew health.

I have gotten questions asking, “Can StemPlex be used to treat…?” StemPlex does two things: encourages proliferation of your own stem cells and protects them. On this foundation, your body can build that miracle we call health. StemPlex can be rightly credited for allowing/enabling my body to produce stem cells. But the credit for quick healing, enhanced immune function, resurgence of proper function of this or that system, etc. goes to my body which now is brought back into proper order and function.

So can StemPlex heal, treat, or cure any condition? No, but your body can do all these things when given the proper tools to work with. StemPlex is a powerful combination of foods that enables your body to produce one of the most powerful tools in its toolbox to keep you functioning at optimal levels.

If you decide to consume StemPlex, you are beginning an exciting adventure of finding out what true health is. For more information contact me. See my contact me page.

by Ellis Hein

Emptiness or substance

June 17th, 2013

When we encounter emptiness where we expect to find substance the result is anger, bewilderment, and disillusionment. The foundation of life and society falls apart, and we are unable to function in any constructive manner. Under such circumstances, some may act in a destructive way. Sometimes others are lost in a fog, groping for any foothold.

Instinctively we expect to find substance in food, in recreation, and in relationship with the Creator. When this “tripod” is established, secondary expectations will also be met. Children will find substance in adults. Adults can expect to find substance in friendship, marriage, and family.

In recent years we have been seeing the harvest of emptiness. We have seen individuals spraying bullets into groups of school children. We have seen a rise in domestic violence. We see parents abusing children, and children committing violent crimes.

Our approach to dealing with this growing problem has been to “throw the book” at the perpetrators. This solution will continue to be ineffectual because the problem does not rise from lack of “book” so much as lack of substance. Law and order, “the book,” can be a constructive influence in a society of substance, or, in a society of emptiness, it can be the tool of tyranny.

To really deal with the problem me must tackle the question of emptiness or substance.

I have commented in these pages about the consequences of pollution. Emptiness is a pollutant that can affect all areas of life, whether physical, mental, or spiritual. Unlike other pollutants, there is no definitive test to determine its presence. A look at empty foods will suffice to show how destructive a pollutant it is. Due to our agricultural practices most foods are empty of nutrients. They don’t taste right. To overcome the lack of taste, prepackaged foods and commercially prepared foods resort to adding refined sugar, refined salt, and chemical “taste enhancers.” So on top of few nutrients in our food, we have the added burden of a toxic load. This creates a vicious cycle in our bodies. Instinctively we crave foods that should provide the nutrients to help move the toxins out of our bodies. Instead of adequate nutrition, we encounter more toxins. There may well be parallels here with other areas of our lives such as emotional, mental, or spiritual.

Jesus said, in his sermon on the mount, “Blessed are you who hunger and thirst after righteousness for you shall be filled.” (Righteousness could be a synonym for substance here.) It is this hunger and thirst that is your guide. When you experience this hunger and thirst, you cannot be satisfied by anything less than substance. No amount of emptiness will do.

The Perfection of Physical Substance

The Perfection of Physical Substance

Premium, wild-crafted, blue-green algae (AFA) is the most substantive food I have experienced. It readily supplies the nutrients your body needs to detoxify. It supplies what you need to begin functioning properly at all levels. Six times more antioxidants than blueberries, twice the protein of beef, twenty two times more iron than spinach, five times more fiber than oatmeal, more chlorophyll than wheat grass juice, six times more calcium than milk, nine times more beta-carotene than carrots—it is no wonder that this food satisfies your body like no other can. All these nutrients and more are balanced by nature to ensure that your body sees them at the cellular level where they do you well.

Once you experience substance on the food level, you may find you demand it on other levels also. You may find yourself intolerant of shallowness and gloss in relationships, in recreation, and in religion. But just as substantive foods can aid the body in detoxifying, so substance in other areas can bring about needed “detox” in these areas as well. But don’t worry, this is the road to health. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after substance for they shall be filled.

Here is the antidote to our culture of emptiness and all the symptoms of vacuity we see around us. Nature, we are told, abhors a vacuum. So if you are distressed by the empty behavior in our world, begin to bring about the cure. First fill yourself with substance that you can bring substance to others.

By Ellis Hein

Opinions or Facts

April 26th, 2013

I have been accused of being opinionated, or “unduly adhering to my own opinion or to preconceived notions.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Opening the dictionary is a dangerous undertaking for me, I always get caught in seeing more than I started looking for. For example, I find that an opinion is “a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in the mind about a particular matter,” or “belief stronger than impression and less strong than positive knowledge.”

So, are the things expressed in these pages positive knowledge, i.e. facts, or are they opinions? Is it opinion or is it fact that we face a critical shortage of nutrients in our food supply? Is it a preconceived notion that our bodies need to receive nutrition from a natural substance called food? And that the greater concentration of easily accessible, naturally occurring nutrients in our food the better? Is it opinion or fact that we need to pay attention to the flora in our intestinal tract? It is fact that my health has improved by acting upon certain “opinions” I have written about in these pages.

One could argue that my outcome is merely the result of the placebo affect. But I have had many opinions which utterly failed to raise my level of health. Where was placebo when I had at least one migraine headache per week? Where were the affects of belief when the least physical effort meant I had to lie down to recuperate? Why is it that my body heals more quickly from trauma or injury at 62 years old than it did when I was 45? Why am I more flexible now, than when I was “young?”

If these are the manifestations of my opinions, I think I’ll keep them and not opt for those facts that tell me what I have done is impossible and extraordinary. It is my “opinion” that the human body is a wonderfully designed organism, capable of repairing and maintaining itself if given the proper balance of naturally occurring nutrients. I have based my actions on these “opinions” and have seen these “opinions” work not only for myself, but for many different people.

Funny thing about these “opinions,” you don’t have to believe it will work for you in order to experience the benefits. Cats, dogs, and horses don’t experience placebo effect that I know of. The only prerequisite is that you consume the various AFA algae products same as I do, and you take the necessary steps to clean up your diet and lifestyle.

If you are an absolute believer that what I have written on these pages is all bosh, you are a prime candidate to give this a try and prove me wrong! No positive interference of opinion to cloud the issue. Here is the gauntlet thrown down and the challenge issued. Are you interested in taking it?

By Ellis Hein

ADD/ADHD, Autism, and AFA Algae

March 26th, 2013

I was able to call in to the algae conference call recently when Dr. John Taylor was the guest. Dr. Taylor is a leading authority on such conditions as ADD/ADHD, Nutrition, Brain Function, and Autism.

I learned that many toxic chemicals are implicated in disorders such as ADD/ADHD and Autism. For ADHD, lead contamination plays a significant role with other metals implicated as well. For Autism, it seems aluminum contamination is a major contributor.

People with Autism should avoid five categories of chemicals:

  • Metals, particularly aluminum
  • Petrochemicals
  • Phenols
  • Neurotoxins
  • Chemicals ending in -ite and -ate such as found in processed meats

These chemicals abound in our society from pesticides and insecticides, 6,000 food additives and preservatives, soaps, MSG, and artificial sweeteners (aspartame). To remove these chemicals, you must supply the body with three things: enzyme activity, chlorophyll, and sulfur containing amino acids. Properly harvested AFA algae is rich in all three and has been shown to aid in detoxifying these chemicals.

Metals such as aluminum and lead get into the brain and begin destroying brain cells through free radical damage. Sulfur containing amino acids changes these metals into salts and removes them.

You can find more information on www.feingold.org and www.add-plus.com.

By Ellis Hein

Who Do You Believe

March 23rd, 2013

Today there is a flood of contradictory statements about most products for sale. So who do you believe? Who can you believe? Can you trust the salesman, the one person who ought to know the most about his products?

All my life, I have enjoyed the reputation of being honest. I did, that is, until I started selling AFA blue-green algae (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae). Then I became an unconscionable liar, or so many people have assumed. How is it possible for a simple organism to be responsible for such remarkable changes in health as I have reported?

Well, if I may revert to my former honest self, I must confess that AFA algae did not do all that, my body did it. But perhaps you ask how my body, failing as it was, could suddenly reverse itself and regain health and vigor AND maintain it for the next 15 years? In my same honest guise, I have to confess it was all those nutrients supplied by AFA. It is this kind of food, complete nutritional package, easily digested, easily assimilated, full of antioxidant pigments, that allows your body to work as it was intended.

Events such as overcoming chronic fatigue, escaping chronic illness, being delivered from loss of mental clarity, disappearance of painful joints, regaining flexibility, renewed strength, and more we see as being near miraculous. Yes there are drugs that, for a time, can accomplish some of these things. But I have done all this and more without dangerous side effects. By supporting my body’s efforts to maintain health, I build up a reserve of well-being that does so much more than chase symptoms.

I have accomplished all this, not because I had a great body, but because I ate and continue to eat great food. One can accomplish nothing more than can be sustained by the food one eats.

By Ellis Hein