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The Ocean Sculpts – Photographs that celebrate Life

Majid Ali, M.D.

Here is an extraordinary photographs of wave-sculpture. Courtesy William Patino. YouTube.


A  mere 1/1000 of a second. Despite it’s short life, I found myself impacted for much longer. Even the briefest encounters, shortest of words, faintest of smiles can go a long way. Looking back in regards to photography, 2014 was a great year for me. Not necessarily in terms of selling prints or running workshops etc but most importantly, I developed a deeper appreciation and understanding of what this art means to me. This was one of the more popular images of the year. These moments by the sea are irreplaceable. Thank you for joining me on this journey. WP

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Online—Off-Life Video Series of Science, Health, and Healing

Majid Ali, M.D.

This is the age of Worldwide Web. The internet is here to stay. Indeed, the Science, Health, and Healing Encyclopediaits videos, video seminars, articles, and booksdepend on the internet. Still, there are important questions to be raised. Here are some important ones:

* What does internet offer children? What does it deny them?

* What does internet provide parents? What does it take away from them?

* What does internet bring to a society? What does it take away from it?

* Is internet empowering?

* Is internet democratizing?

To explore the above questions, I offer this OnLine / Off-Life Series. Following is the list of videos of this series with their links.


1. Online Off-Life Video Series https://vimeo.com/115543444


2. Is Internet Enlightening? – https://vimeo.com/115543618


3.  Does Internet Promote Democracy? Will It Ever Do So? https://vimeo.com/115543812


4. Online Off-Life New Mom — https://vimeo.com/115543920


5. Online Off-Life Doctors https://vimeo.com/115544051


6. Online Off-Life Fathers — https://vimeo.com/115544233


7. Online Off-Life Grandfathers — https://vimeo.com/115544487


8. Online Off-Life Grandmothers https://vimeo.com/115544564


9. Am I An Online Offlife Grandfather? https://vimeo.com/115544688


Your Comments, Please!

I invite your comments. Please send them to me at aliacademy7@yahoo.com. Thank you.

 

Meditate or Medicate

Majid Ali, M.D.

Time wounds all heels. True, sometimes it also heals all wounds. Still, I ask: Was  there ever a time when people never faced the choice between meditation and medication? Probably not. If it were, it was a long time ago and that time is past now.

I don’t have the time. I often hear this from people who neglect a healthy spicy breakfast. If I don’t have a little time for health, I certainly will need much time for being sick. I remind myself of this enduring truth.

So do I meditate or medicate? Medication is not always a matter of popping pills in the mouth. Unless we are careful, we run the risk of medicating ourselves with toxic thoughts.

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Heart Disease Is A State of Separation From One’s Nature

Majid Ali, M.D.

Coronary heart disease is considered to be a plumbing problem. It is not. Heart disease is a state of separation from one’ nature. This separation is caused by:

1. Deep disappointments of life

2. Chronic anger

3. Excess adrenaline

4. Nutrient deficiencies

5. Mold toxins

6. Environmental pollutants

7. Chronic inflammation developing as a result of any combination of the above.

The common thread that binds the above heart hazards is dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (the dysox state). Following are some other important things to know about coronary heart disease:

1. Coronary heart disease is reversible. I show the paths to healing with many healing stories on this site. Some especially relevant stories are linked at the end of this tutorials.

2. Coronary heart disease begins in the circulating blood with formation of microclots and microplaques that clog heart arteries, injured heart cells, and cause heart disease.

3. Coronary heart disease cannot be reversed with bypass surgery, angioplasty or blocker drugs.

4. Microclots in blood are caused by oxidative injury.

5. The most dangerous heart killers are anger and stress.

6. Cholesterol is an antioxidant which protects the heart, not injure it

7. An injured heart heals with nutrients, not with beta- and calcium channel blockers.

So the rational approach to reversing coronary heart disease must include meditation, “heart-smart” nutrients and herbs, limbic exercise, and therapies that prevent microclot formation in the circulating blood such as EDTA chelation therapy.

1. Coronary Heart Disease Is Reversible

Coronary heart disease is reversible for most people with failed bypass operations and angioplasty as well as for those who do not respond to multiple drug therapies. This is not an opinion, but a fact. Employing our integrative protocols including EDTA chelation therapy, my colleagues and I recently reported complete control of coronary symptoms and discontinuance of all drugs in 61% of patients with failed bypass surgery, angioplasty and multiple drug therapies. More than 75% reduction in symptoms and doses of drugs used was observed in another 17%, thus giving excellent or good results in 78%.

2. Coronary Heart Disease Begins In the Circulating Blood with Formation of Microclots that Clog Coronary Arteries

Circulating blood clots and unclots at all times. Microbes in the circulation “curdle” blood just as a culture turns milk into curdles of yogurt. Certain chemicals curdle blood as lemon juice curdles milk. Microclots are thrashed around in the blood stream and are compacted into microplaques. The author and his colleague, Omar Ali, recently introduced the term oxidative coagulopathy (coag-lau-pathy) for excessive formation of microclots and microplaque formation in the circulating blood.

3. Coronary Heart Disease Cannot be Reversed with Bypass Surgery, Angioplasty or Blocker Drugs

According to the New England Journal of Medicine (June 18, 1998), angioplasty and bypass surgery increase the odds of dying for people who had such procedures done after suffering heart attacks as compared with those who did not. Both types of procedures actually caused more deaths in the above-cited study in all three measured periods of study: (1) during hospitalization; (2) at one month after leaving the hospital; and (3) after one year. That is not surprising when one considers the fact that heart attacks are caused by microclots forming in the circulating blood. Neither angioplasty nor bypass operation address that basic cause of heart disease. As for beta and calcium channel blocker drugs, common sense alone would tell us that coronary artery disease cannot be reversed by blocking natural cell membrane receptors and channels.

4. Blood Curdles Are Formed by Oxidative Injury

Oxidants, like adrenaline, damage (“cook”) proteins, fats and sugars in the bloood and tissues just as heat cooks meat. Antioxidants like vitamin C prevent that. Some oxidants are produced in the body naturally as a part of metabolism while others enter the body with water, food, and air. Examples of oxidants are free radicals (such as hydrogen peroxide), adrenaline, tobacco smoke, excess iron and copper. Antioxidants not only prevent blood curdling, but under certain conditions can “uncurdle” recently formed soft microclots. In 1991, the author showed that oxidative nature of damage to blood cells by demonstrating that such damage can be reversed by vitamin C.

5. The Most Dangerous Heart Killers Are Anger and Stress

The most dangerous blood curdlers are anger and stress. Other common factors that promote blood curdling are: (1) adrenaline, lactic acid, and related molecules; (2) sugar overload and excess of insulin in blood caused by it; (3) excess of minerals, such as iron and copper, that promote blood curdling; (4) oxidants produced by yeast and other microbes; (5) oxidants produced by chronic inflammation; (6) tobacco smoke and other environmental pollutants; and (7) miscellaneous molecules such as homocysteine. The lack of antioxidants in the diet indirectly contributes to oxidative coagulopathy.

6. Cholesterol Is An Antioxidant. Antioxidants Protect the Heart, Not Hurt It.

Cholesterol is an antioxidant. To blame natural, “unrancid” cholesterol for heart disease is a gross biochemical error. In 1991, the prestigious British Medical Journal published astonishing results of a survey of 22 large trials of cholesterol-lowering drugs performed in this country and in Europe. The overall reduction in the number of heart attacks was actually less than one-third of one percent. Consider the following quotes: “Lowering serum cholesterol concentrations does not reduce mortality…Methods subject to bias…probably explain the overall 0.32% reduction recorded in non-fatal coronary heart disease.” When TV and newspapers tell you that cholesterol-lowering drugs can reduce the risk of heart attacks by 40 percent or more, please ask your doctor to calculate the actual rate of reduction in those studies. You will find out that it will be in the range of a mere one percent. That means 99 persons needlessly take drugs for every one who might really benefit from them.it. Regrettably this critical issue is seldom discussed in the media.

7. An Injured Heart Heals with Nutrient, Not With Drugs: The Rational Approach to Reversing Coronary Heart Disease

For designing a rational and scientifically sound integrative approach to the reversal of coronary artery disease, we must be clear about three facts.

1. The heart is a pump. A child’s bicycle pump is not clogged when he pumps clean air with it. A man’s water pump is not clogged when he pumps clean water with it. It is exactly the same way with the heart. It is not clogged as long as the blood it pumps is free of microclots.

2. A hurt heart heals with heart-smart nutrients, not with blocker drugs. As necessary as drugs are in acute illness, drugs have no place in healing an injured heart.

3. The nutritional villain of the heart is sugar, not cholesterol.

Thus, a rational program for heart disease must seek to:

1. Prevent formation of microclot and microplaques in the circulating blood (with prayer and meditation, optimal hydration, proper choices in the kitchen, and with heart-smart nutrients and herbs for restoring the battered bowel-blood-liver ecosystems; and

2. Iimprove the flow characteristics of the circulating blood with heart-smart nutrients and herbs, exercise and EDTA chelation.

Prayer is the most potent antioxidant. The scientific basis of that is simple: Adrenaline is the most potent oxidizing agents for the heart. Prayer cancels adrenergic hypervigilence. Meditation saves the heart from merciless punishment by the thinking mind.

Heart-Smart Nutrients

The author’s list of the “big seven for heart” in this category includes the following:

1. Magnesium, 1,500 to 2,000 mg;

2. Coenzyme Q10, 100 to 200 mg;

3. Taurine, 1,000 to 2,000 mg;

4. Lecithin 2 to 5 gm;

5. Glutathione, 600-800 mg;

6. Essential oils; and

7. Vitamin C, 1,500 to 3,000 mg ( I usually suggest that one-half teaspoon of turmeric be taken with it). .

Others of value include: pantetheine, 150-250 mg; alpha lipoic acid, 150 to 250 mg; potassium, 150 to 300 mg; oral EDTA, 1,000 mg; and antioxidant vitamins including vitamin vitamin E (400 IU); vitamin A (10,000 IU); and inositol hexaphosphate, 500-1,000 mg.

Heart-Smart Foods and Herbals

The author’s list of big seven for the heart in this category includes: (1) fresh ginger (one-half piece of chopped ginger root taken with water or eaten with food); (2) hawthorne berry tincture; (3) lilly of the valley (rich in heart-protective glycosides); (4) butcher’s broom; (5) motherwort; (6) figwort; and (7) bugleweed. Other herbs for the heart include foxglove (source of digitalis), fenugreek, fennel seeds, night blooming cereus. Since anger and stress are the most dangerous killers, an herbal program for the heart should include juditious amounts of valerian, St. John’s wort, passion flower, skullcap, and oils for aroma such as lavender. The use of bowel herbs, such as echinacea, astragalas, peau D’Arco, artemesia,, goldenseal , burdock root and others are very valuable to prevent oxidative coagulopathy (see the tutorials on the bowel ecosystem for detailed information). The herbal doses must be judged by the clinician on an individual basis since standardization procedures vary so much.

EDTA Chelation Therapy

Intravenous EDTA chelation therapy, in the author’s view, must be considered as an integral part of any program for reversing advanced heart disease. For those interested in further information, I strongly recommend my video Reversal of Heart Disease (973-586-4111).

Limbic Breathing

Self-regulation is essential for healing an inured heart. Limbic Breathing is my first choice for self-healing methods.

Safety first

For reversing coronary artery disease one must become one’s own primary physician. This, however, takes time. Until one reaches that level, i is imperative that heart disease be managed by an experienced clinician. For acute cardiac crisis, as in other acute diseases, one cannot be one’s own doctor all by oneself.

Healing Stories

Below, I include links for selected healing stories. I follow that with links to other tutorials concerning heart disease.

Three-Legged Oxygen Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

Oxygen’s Three-Legged Throne

Majid Ali, M.D.

 

 

 

                  

             


 

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

King Oxygen Preserves Health and Reverses Chronic Disease by Governing Its Three  Executive Branches:

k Acid-Alkali Balance

k Oxidant-Antioxidant Regulation

k Clotting-Unclotting Equilibrium (CUE)

Good Health Is Equilibrium

Dise-ease Is Threatened Equilibrium

 

Disease Is Absence of Equilibrium

 

Advanced Disease Is Impending Collapse

Healing
Is Restoration of Oxygen Equilibrium

 

The Sun-Soil Model of Healing

 

When the Hunter
Become the Hunted

 

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Sesame Oil: Why Is It One of My Darlings? The Oil for “Dr. Ali’s Oral Protocol”

Majid Ali, M.D.

Sesame oil is one of my two darlings among natural therapies for health preservation and reversal of a host of chronic diseases.

First and foremost, sesame is a loyal and efficient assistant to oxygen in its detergent (grease-cutting) functions in the body, and so serves as a good anti-inflammatory agent. I present this subject at length in my book entitled “Oxygen and Aging.”

 

                        

 

The clinical benefits of sesame oil which I have observed include;

* Sesame oil is an essential ingredient of “Dr Ali’s Oral Protocol” which I prescribe for my patients with oral problems, such as thrush, tongue coating, bad breath (halitosis), canker sores, gingivitis, and others. Within weeks they return and thank me for recommending sesame oral rinses.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils—castor oil and mustard oil are the other two—which I use in my topical Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the bowel, such as Crohn’s colitis, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, and others.

* Sesame oil is one of the three oils whish I use in my Infla-Oil formulations for controlling and reversing inflammatory disorders of the joints and muscles, such as arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid, polyarthralgia, and others), muscle pain syndromes (including fibromyalgia, polymyalgia, myositis, and tendonitis, bursitis, trigger points, and other pain syndrome affecting the musculoskeletal system).

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for controlling cancers of various types.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use for chronic inflammatory conditions of the urinary and genital tracts, such as interstitial cystitis and chronic recurrent prostatitis.

* Sesame oil is one of the three topical oils which I prefer to use as a crucial component of my integrative care for my patients with autoimmune disorders.

Why Was Sesame Oil Valued in Ayurvedic Medicine?

Sesame oil had a unique position among the remedies of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian medical system, as well those of South Asia, including in the Chinese, Japanese, and Korean traditions. The ancients did not know about our ideas of how much dysfunctional oxygen metabolism (caused by excess acidity, free radical activity, and cellular grease buildup) robs health and causes disease. However, intelligence and wisdom are not new to humans. They observed and described the beneficial effects of sesame oil in their figurative and literal ways.

In essence, sesame oil in Asia was what olive oil was in the Mediterranean region. My description of the clinical uses of sesame oil simply give the essence of the experience of the ancients validated by my patients.

Varieties of Sesame Oil

Organic cold-pressed is pale yellow in color (my preference).

Indian gingelly (also known as til oil) is golden.

East Asian sesame oils are usually dark brown in color, the color and flavor due to roasting.

Mechanisms of Action of Sesame Oil

In addition to its grease-cutting effects, the beneficial effect of the oil are attributed to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and two naturally-occurring compounds that prevent cellular damage called sesamol and sesamin.

Fatty Acid Composition of Sesame Oil

 

Following are the ranges of oils found in sesame oil:

Oleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Linoleic acid: 35.0 % 50.0 %

Palmitic acid 7.0 % 12.0 %

Palmitoleic acid trace to 0.5 %

Stearic acid 3.5 % 6.0 %

Linolenic acid trace 1.0 %

Eicosenoic acid trace 1.0 %

Dr. Ali’s Breakfast for Losing Weight, Reversing Diabetes, and Staying Healthy

 

Majid Ali, M.D.

A Breakfast for Insulin-Smart Eating and Healthful Aging

 


There is never a valid reason for missing breakfast. So strong is my conviction on the subjects of the need and the optimal type of breakfast that I seldom complete a visit with one of my patients without addressing it. Indeed, next to the subject of chronic anger I devote more time energy—and energy— to the matter of “Dr. Ali’s breakfast” than any other subject. In this chapter, I present information about what I consider to be a good breakfast and offer my reasons for my position on the subject.

Many patients tell me they missed their breakfast because they were not hungry. I explain that was so because their metabolic rhythm has been disrupted. Rising at 7 am following a dinner at 8 pm the evening before, of course, means a fasting of 11 hours. Fasting means hypoglycemia and acidosis. Extending that period for another two or three or more hours essentially sets a person up for major hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts that trigger insulin and adrenergic roller coasters. In individuals with neurotransmitter volatility — persons with predisposition for anxiety, sadness, or depression — extension of fasting can trigger any or all of those symptoms. For others without such vulnerability, it is really a matter of time until they also succumb to undue tiredness or mood difficulties caused by glucose-insulin-adrenaline-neurotransmitter shifts.

During the mid-1960s, as a house surgeon in Pakistan and later in England, I seldom ate a breakfast. I am not sure why that was so. Perhaps it was a macho thing — the real surgeons had to begin their mornings with something better than merely engaging Pakistani Praathas (heavily oiled and salted fried pita bread) or English porridge. More often than not, lunch was missed as well. By noon, I was nearly always in the midst of struggle with excising tissues soaked with bloody fluids. Sometimes there was a quick cup of coffee during the midday hours. At other times, I devoured a doughnut or a piece of pastry in the early afternoon hours. Now when I recall those days, I shudder to think who might have paid what price for the lack of any sense of nutrition — appalling ignorance, to be precise — of a driven, hypoglycemic, and inexperienced surgeon.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES OF A GOOD BREAKFAST

A wholesome breakfast — in my view — should serve the following goals:

1. It should set the stage for an active, vigorous, and healthful day with sustained energy.
2. It should support the functions of the bowel, liver, hormone organs, brain, and other tissue.
3. It should sustain the long-term goals of healthful aging and preventing degeneratory disorders, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and others.

With those goals in mind, the following objectives of a breakfast seem desirable to me:

1. Overhydration of cells throughout the body during the morning hours;
2. Maintenance of the blood glucose levels within a narrow healthful zone to avoid rapid hypoglycemic- hyperglycemic shifts, and to prevent insulin-adrenergic roller coasters initiated by those shifts;
3. Tonification of the bowel musculature and stimulation of the emptying reflexes;
4. Provision of special support for the hepatic redox-restorative detoxification pathways;
5. Provision of restorative oils for optimal biomembrane functions, especially in the brain;
6. Provision of raw material for structural and functional proteins, especially for generating oxystatic enzymes; and
7. Avoidance of toxic trans fatty acids, which are common in the standard American breakfasts.

Below, I describe my own breakfast, which seeks to meet the above goals and objectives of an optimal breakfast.

My Own Breakfast 3-4 Days a Week

I consider missing my breakfast a violation of the sacred temple that houses my spirit — an insult to my physical frame. I learned that crucial lesson the hard way. Earlier I referred to the absence of breakfast during my surgical days. That mistake was continued during two decades of my pathology work as well. My clinical experience and review of literature has convinced me that the single best:

1. That the premium nutrient for the brain is flaxseed oil;
2. That the single best nutrient for the liver is lecithin;
3. That the most desirable prescription for the integrity of bowel ecology is organic vegetable juice;
4. That the ideal formulation for the prevention of sugar-insulin-adrenaline roller coasters is a good protein powder, comprising 85 to 90% partially digested proteins; and
5. That the nutrient of choice for invigorating all the cells in the body is abundant water.

In view of those considerations, I prepare my own breakfast (within two to three minutes) on five or six days a week as follows:

1. I begin with a 28-ounce mug filled with spring water and one ounce of seltzer water (seltzer water is unnecessary for those who prefer plain water).
2. I drink the above-mentioned fluid volume in portions of five to seven ounces at intervals, doing limbic exercise — non-competitive exercise—between drinking. I take my probiotic protocol (Bifidobacterium and Acidophilus) when I begin to drink water.
3. I continue drinking that amount of water, taking additional supplements, until the mug is empty.
4. Next, I prepare a 30-ounce protein drink as shown in Table 1.
5. I begin drinking the above protein protocol, again consume five to seven ounces at a time, continuing my limbic exercise and taking additional supplements until both the complement of supplements and the protein formula is finished.
6. On weekends, my wife and I commonly take an egg breakfast with some fruit.

At the Institute, my colleagues and I use the following four P&P (partially digested protein) protocols: (1) #1 containing %90% mixture of proteins derived from eggs and milk; (2) # 2 containing 90% soy proteins; (3) # 3 containing 75 to 80 % rice protein; and (4) # 4 containing about 90% of whey protein. Proteins derived from other sources, such as vegetables, may be substituted for one or the other of the above choices. In Table 2, I make some recommendations for the choice of vegetables for preparing fresh juices:

The flaxseed oil in the protein drink may be replaced by one of the following oils: olive, safflower, sunflower, sesame, pumpkin, avocado, and almond. Additional comments on this subject are included in the next section.

I use the Very Veggie brand of bottled organic vegetable juice produced by Knudson Co. For those who can find the time, freshly squeezed vegetable juice is clearly preferable.

 

 

Table 1. Dr. Ali’s Breakfast
Five Days of the Weeks


Protein                                    Two heaping tablespoons

Flaxseed                                  Two heaping tablespoons

Lecithin (all natural)                   One heaping tablespoon

Vegetable juice, organic              15 ounces

Water                                      15 ounces

 

Insulin-Smart Omelettes and Other Insulin-Smart Breakfasts for Insulin-Smart eating


When we do what is right, habit makes it agreeable. That certainly is true of eating choices. Taste is an acquired faculty. Organic vegetable juice added to my protein drink now appeals to me much more than any fruit juice. It was not so when I began. (Fried brain is not a delicacy for me now as it once was in my childhood in Pakistan.) The habit one grows into for one’s breakfast is as much a part of the life’s track as any other. I explain those basic aspects of a wholesome breakfast to every patient who consults me.

Some patients readily follow my breakfast plan closely, begin to savor it soon, and report good results within weeks. Others take a slower approach, adopting my plan partially. Some patients initially find my prescription for breakfast unappetizing. The majority of them settle into them nicely weeks or months later. Yet others ask if they can replace organic vegetable juice with milk (cow’s, goats, rice or soy). Others wish to add one-half of a banana or peach or other types of fruit for enhanced taste. Except in patients with disturbing symptomatology related to rapid hypoglycemic-hyperglycemic shifts, I accept their modifications.

I do wholeheartedly endorse an egg breakfast. Eggs have been maligned for decades by practitioners of pharmacologic medicine on the grounds that eggs raise blood cholesterol levels. I dismiss that as non-sense coming from ill-informed individuals. Not a single study has shown that eggs increase the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Indeed, some reports suggest that eggs — an excellent source of high-quality liver-friendly lecithin —actually lower blood cholesterol levels.

Plain yogurt with freshly ground flaxseed makes for an excellent breakfast. Some fruit may be added to that for persons without immune disorders. Other good breakfast options are soy products commonly recommended by macrobiotic enthusiasts.

Oatmeal breakfast used to be a favorite of nutritionists of bygone eras. Nearly all nutritionists that I have discussed this subject with in recent years told me they now do not recommend oatmeal or any other starch breakfasts anymore. I believe that is because the abuse of antibiotics and massive sugar overload in the general public has so stressed the bowel ecosystem that even so-called healthy starches now carry the hazard of further feeding the sugar- eaters in the gut and so contribute to ongoing disruption of the bowel ecology.

In some cultures, fish, poultry, and various meats are consumed for breakfast. Those items are very desirable as sources of proteins. The important point here is that such meats should not be highly processed, nitrated, or otherwise contain high contents of oxidized fats.

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