ATLANTA HEAL NEWSLETTER
Published by the Atlanta Chapter of the Human Ecology Action League (HEAL), Inc.
P.O. Box 28116, Atlanta, GA 30358-0116. www.atlantaheal.org
President: Andrew Heyward, First Vice President, Program Chairman: Sydna Fisher, Second Vice President,
Membership: Joyce Taylor, Secretary: Joyce Taylor,Treasurer: Andrew B, Webmaster: Ian Greenberg, Newsletter: Sydna Fisher
The speaker for our January meeting will be Clarice Belcher. Since attending a 10-day International Intensive Training facilitated by Dr. Rosenberg in 2005, Clarice has studied and practiced nonviolent communication, offering workshops and practice groups. She writes “We live, it seems, in contentious times where blame and shame are rampant. This need not be. There is another way to communicate our truths without wounding others. We can, indeed, learn to think and speak in nonviolent ways. In his seminal work, Nonviolent Communication, Dr. Marshall Rosenberg distills, in elegant simplicity, a process for organizing our thoughts while managing reactivity.” On Saturday, January 19th, from 1 to 3pm, we will see just what this process is and how we can use it in our lives. Materials will be supplied.
Because ideas are presented in sequence, one building on the other, Clarice requests that we arrive on time to make sure we enjoy and get the most out of the information presented.
We’ll meet at 1 o’clock in the community room of the Johns Creek Whole Foods. Please make sure that you and anyone you bring are fragrance free and turn off your cell phone.
H. pylori is a bacteria containing over 1500 genes which has several major forms and dozens of different strains. It is often accompanied by an overgrowth of Candida albicans and causes symptoms like indigestion, belching, bad breath, nausea, and even vomiting. It also causes almost all cases of ulcer disease that are not medication related, but the vast majority of infected people show no symptoms. You can get it from food, water, utensils, or from contact with saliva or feces of infected people.
H. pylori produces an enzyme which neutralizes stomach acid, allowing the organism to gain a foothold. Deterioration of the stomach lining inhibits absorption of B12 and other vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and fatty acids. Low stomach acidity means that E. coli are free to move upstream and colonize the stomach. H. pylori can also infect arterial walls, causing cholesterol to be deposited.
H. pylori can upset the normal functions of the immune system, disrupting autoimmune regulation, and has been associated with lupus, Sjogren's , Raynaud's, and psoriasis. It also plays a powerful role in the modulation of hormones, neurotransmitters, demyelination, and the blood brain barrier disruption. It may be involved with various endocrine disorders such as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, and primary hyperparathyroidism. This infection has been well documented to be associated with depression, schizophrenia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cognitive decline, gastrointestinal motility disorders, lymphoma, heart disease, allergies, chronic fatigue, intestinal parasites, chronic uticaria (hives), and rosacea. There is also a possible link between SIDS and H. pylori. The World Health Organization has declared it to be a Type I carcinogen.
Preventing an infection involves actions similar to avoiding any pathogenic bacteria. Wash your hands after using the bathroom and before eating or preparing food. Avoid unclean food and water. Thoroughly cook your food and avoid food served by people who haven’t washed their hands.
Some natural inhibitors of H. pylori are broccoli, gentian root, vitamin C, green tea, unsweetened cranberry juice, cinnamon, thyme, turmeric, goldenseal, and propolis. Zinc carnosine inhibits the growth of H. pylori, helps repair ulcerations, and strengthens the mucosal lining of the stomach. Berberine is a broad spectrum natural antimicrobial which inhibits yeast. Pyloricil by Orthomolecular Products contains mastic gum, berberine, bismuth citrate, and zinc carnosine.
There are also a couple of ways to increase the success rate of conventional antibiotic therapy. H. pylori produces a protective biofilm which blocks the penetration of antibiotics. N-acetylcysteine helps prevent its production and promotes the degradation of existing biofilm. Because H. pylori also produces two nickel dependent enzymes that help it survive in the acid environment of the stomach, a low nickel diet can be helpful in its eradication.
-Scientific American, Discover, AltMed, Sherry Rogers Total Wellness, Health & Nutrition Breakthrough,
WebMD, Townsend Newsletter, Well Being Journal, Nutrition & Healing Newsletter
A belated welcome to new member Curtis Hodson. Curtis lives in the San Diego area and he wants to meed EIs and canaries for friendship and for starting a support group. If you know anyone in greater San Diego, please call him or mail at 23270 Viejas Grade Rd, Descanso, CA 91916. No email.
January: Ted Leslie 4th, Jean DeSantis 5th, Bren Ames 7th, Ian Greenberg 13th, Joyce Taylor 14th, Lance Roebuck 18th, Pat Amason 19th, Jenny Arillo 20th, Sara Lowenstein 26th, Peggy Presswood 19th
February: Beverly Claudepierre 11th, Mary Ann Cullerton 22nd, Marycallie Laxton 23rd, Sydna Fisher 24th
 Is there anyone who did not receive a December newsletter?
 2019 HEAL dues are welcome now. Please send a check or money order for $10 in the envelope supplied. Thanks!
Thank you to Mark Fisher and Ian Greenberg for their assistance in this newsletter.
This newsletter is meant for information only. It is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition and is not a substitute for professional advice.
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