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by Cheryl Ann Stopper, CSUN M. A. in Special Education Dr. Stopper is a traditional Doctor of Naturopathy, who taught school for 14 years, and tutored reading for 13 years.
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Blood Pressure

1.  High

2.  Low



Circulation:  Cold  Feet and Hands

Colds and Flu


Cooking Healthy Food

1.  Vegetable, Starch and Protein suggestions

2.  Fermenting Food

 How to Use this Page:

1.    TEST YOURSELF:  This heading shows ways to test if you have symptoms of this condition.   

2.    HELP YOURSELF:  This heading shows ways you can TEMPORARILY relieve this problem.  However, if this problem continues, you probably have an infection. 

3.  TEST THIS YOURSELF:  This heading shows ways to test if I am right.

4.  Topic words are underlined in paragraphs lacking green or red type for ease of scanning.

5.  The organs, glands and systems talked about are blue.  The medical terminology that might be used to label the conditions, problems or infections talked about are red, for example:

         Medical doctors separate the body into discrete parts and label each condition or problem, for example gout.  Holistic doctors, however, view the body as an interdependent whole with each part dependent upon and supporting the other parts.  Therefore, instead of a label such as gout, a holistic doctor would say there are high uric acid levels throughout the body, which is usually caused by systemic pH being too low for too long, fostering bacteria, virus, parasites and infection.  The thyroid stepped in to help the adrenals fight infections and eventually turned down metabolism.  A slowed metabolism means everything slows down, including brain function, reaction time and the ability of the body to remove as much uric acid, which tends to pool in the lower extremities, like the large toe  (See Digestive heading.)

6.  Many paragraphs refer to other headings in an effort to avoid duplication.



High Blood Pressure is usually a collection of causes, including one or more of:


2.    TOXINS stored in fat and muscle throughout the body, particularly in the feet, hands and chest.

A.    I have seen systolic blood pressure drop as much as 25 points within minutes after mudpacking both hands and feet in my office, where more mudpacks can be done because of the vastu there.  However, this kind of blood pressure drop is NOT permanent.  It is only a glimpse of what blood pressure could be if all or at least most of the toxins were removed from the body.  More toxins will flow down into the hands and feet again usually in just a few days - unless they are blocked by an interference field.  (See Pain heading for a discussion of interference fields.)

B.    An overload of upper respiratory toxins eventually stores in the chest cavity muscles and over time can cause major problems.  Liver flukes are at least ¼ inch long, so they have a lot of excrement.  This toxic excrement fills up fatty tissue, like the breasts and brain, causing memory difficulties and tender, swollen, hard lymph nodes - in front of and below the armpits - which can spread to the breasts (See Toxins heading).

       In time these toxins begin to fill up the surrounding muscle tissue - like the heart, the muscles between each rib and the diaphragm - which contracts to cause the lungs to fill with air when breathing.  Toxins make muscles tight and often sore.  Toxin-filled muscles have difficulty relaxing to allow all of the air out of the lungs so that another breath can be taken.  Further, tight muscles pull on anything they are attached to - like bone and other surrounding tissue.  Tight muscles between ribs can make breathing difficult.  When the lungs are not working well, it is called COPD, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

3.    POOR KIDNEY Function (See Kidneys heading).

4.    BAD TEETH (See Gum and Teeth heading).

5.    REFERRED PROBLEMS or pain from a trauma.  The heart is a midline organ. Midline traumas refer problems up and down the midline.  (See Hormonal heading for midline traumas and Pain heading for referred pain).  I have seen breast implant surgery, C Section scars, thyroid surgery, car accident trauma from hitting a steering wheel and head, teeth, rib, collar bone and vertebral traumas reflect to the heart.  The older the injury the more likely the referred pain can come from a longer distance away and further away on the body from the midline.

         Low Blood Pressure, in my experience, normalizes after adrenal, kidney and possibly liver or bone issues have been addressed.  (See Fatigue, Kidney, Depression and Bone headings.)



 1.  Get several M.D.s opinions and select the one with which you are the most comfortable.

 2.  The first step to getting rid of any chronic degenerative disease is to raise pH.  That means getting rid of

      all of infections, particularly parasitic infections.  For every 1/10th of movement up the pH chart, you get a

      ten fold jump in oxygen.  Cancer, tumors and Candida cannot survive in an oxygen rich environment. 

      (See pH section in the Digestive heading as well as the Bone heading).  Dr. Huls, a now deceased

      osteopathic doctor, repeatedly told his students that at the core of cancer he always found a parasitic

     infection (See Digestive heading). Cancer is the ultimate infection; however, you may also have infections

     in the intestines, liver, pancreas, spleen, kidneys, adrenals, thyroid or other organs.  Infections in

     detoxification organs are very serious because the body is then unable to detoxify itself.

2.  Many individuals with cancer have serious teeth infections. Teeth infections can drain toxins into a

     cancerous area and thereby help to sustain the cancer.  See a holistic dentist to get any infections in your

     mouth taken care of.

3.    An overload of toxins can also be a major contributing factor.  Water helps to flush toxins, but many toxins build up or get stuck in past trauma sites and need to be mudpacked out (See Blood Pressure and Toxins headings).  As little as five glasses of water or tea daily decreases the risk of colon, breast and bladder cancer by 50 to 75% (See Constipation and Fatigue headings).

4.    Cancer especially - and any chronic degenerative disease - is a heavy load on the kidneys.  You can provide TEMPORARY symptom support for the kidneys by doing a castor oil pack on the kidneys at least once a week.    Temporary relief helps to fix the SYMPTOM of a problem - not the problem itself, the cause of the kidney problem.

A.    Lay two 9” by 12” layers of ORGANIC cotton flannel on a large plastic bag.

B.    Pour ORGANIC castor oil onto the flannel until it is sticky but not drippy.

C.    Even out the castor oil with the back of a spoon.

D.    Put a heating pad on the medium heat setting onto the back of a favorite chair and a towel over the heating pad.

E.    Stick the cotton flannel horizontally on your back centered at your waist and relax for 45 minutes to an hour.

F.     You can reuse this pack up to eight times.  Add castor oil if needed, but ALWAYS keep the castor oil container and pack in the refrigerator when not being used.

5.    Listen to and guard the words that come out of your mouth.  Don’t ever say “MY cancer”.  Don’t own the cancer (See Emotional heading).  Every cancer client I have tested had emotional issues that were keeping them from holding strong using QRA muscle testing to one or more of the statements:

A.    I love and forgive myself.

B.    Now I can be outrageously healthy.

C.    I love and forgive ___(usually a relative or spouse)___.  Forgiveness has nothing to do with other people.  Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves.  It removes burdens from our hearts and pain from our bodies.  Don't let someone else or something else live rent free in your head.


          The purpose of carbohydrates and fats is to provide energy.  The human body was actually designed to use carbohydrates as starter fuel - kindling - and fats as the major energy provider.  Eating a lot of kindling - carbohydrates - means the body never gets around to burning the fats that were eaten.        

        However, it is high triglycerides - LDLs - rather than high cholesterol, that correlates highly with heart disease.  The human body produces LDLs to patch tissue.  If you wished to patch a bicycle tire, would you want a sticky patch or a patch that was not very sticky?  Sticky patches - also know as arterial plaque - hold better, and the body knows that.  LDLs are sticky, but HDLs are not.  LDLs are one of the ways the body heals itself.  It is like Candida, salt - and probably everything else in this world.  Some is necessary, but too much is a problem.  Candida is a garbage collector in the intestines.  Salt is necessary for the adrenals and to make hydrochloric acid to digest food (See Digestive heading).

         Therefore, when there are high LDLs, the question really is:  What part of the body wants to be patched?  And how can that part of the body be helped to heal so that patching is not needed?  For example, insulin is a very irritating substance.  When too much insulin is moving through the bloodstream, veins and arteries may desire to be patched.


1.    It is the ratio of LDLs to HDLs that is most important.  This ratio should be 2:1 or below.  Take a daily dose of Omega 3 HDLs as fish oil or cod liver oil for TEMPORARY SYMPTOM repair.  Temporary relief helps to fix the SYMPTOM of a problem - not the problem itself.  Temporary support means that taking HDLs does help out to some degree as long as you take them.  Taking HDLs because of high LDLs is like using an aspirin for a pain (See Anti-Aging heading).  Taking HDLs will raise the ratio of HDLs to LDLs a bit and give you more time, but taking HDLs does not go after the cause of the high LDLs.

2.    Avoid dairy, sugary drinks, processed salt, hydrogenated oil and fried food.  The top foods to help raise HDLs and/or lower LDLs are:

A.    Fatty fish - salmon, trout, sardines.

B.    Olive oil - especially extra virgin.

C.    Plant sterols in fruit, particularly berries, apples, pears and prunes, and veggies, particularly garlic, kidney beans and seeds.

D.    Oats and barley.

E.    Pine nuts, walnuts and almonds.

4.    Drink plenty of fluid (See Constipation and Cancer headings).

5.    Exercise.  (See Immune heading for exercise comparison).

6.  Low cholesterol - below 150 - is most likely caused by a leaky gut and/or a hormone imbalance (See Digestive and Hormonal headings).

Poor CIRCULATION, Cold Feet and/or Hands

          If circulation in anything is poor, something is stopped up.  And plaque does constrict arteries, like the commercials show us.  (See Cholesterol heading for a discussion of plaque, which I call patches - because that is LDLs’ job.  LDLs patch holes in the circulatory tree - veins, arteries and capillaries.)  However, poor circulation is usually an overload of toxins.

         Toxins are designed to leave the body through the two main detoxification organs - the liver and intestines.  Most Americans have a poorly functioning liver, because they do not generally eat (the B vitamins in) raw greens (See Fatigue heading).  Additionally, many Americans have dysfunctional intestines.  Thus, in many Americans the two main methods to detoxify are not working properly.  When the two main detoxification organs are overloaded, the blood will move toxins to the three minor detoxification organs - the kidneys, lungs and skin.  If the body is still overloaded with toxins, gravity forces toxins to begin to pool at the lower most point of the extremities - the feet and hands.  As the hands and feet fill up with toxins:

1.    Blood circulation becomes more labored.

2.    Blood pressure rises.

3.    Feet and hand become puffy and cold.

As circulation worsens, the toxins build up in the ankles and wrists, then begin to clog up legs and arms and become painful - particularly at the joints where blood vessels crowd together more than in the lower and upper legs and arms.

         Mudpacks remove congested toxins in body tissue.  A mudpack takes out about 85% of the toxins in that site (See Toxins in Anti-aging heading). 


        See Colds and Flu T&P in the Free Healing Program.
        The higher your vitamin D, the less likely you are to contract colds. Vitamin D is a naturally occurring steroidal hormone, a potent antibiotic, which increased the body's production of antimicrobial peptides that directly and rapidly destroy the cell walls of bacteria, fungi and viruses.  Sunlight can be harmful in people low in antioxidants that eat transfats and hydrogenated oils.  People who spend time outside have plenty of vitamin D (See Sunlight by Dr. Zame Kime, M.D.).  Some of the healthiest, most long-lived cultures in the world, such as the Hunzas and Vilcambabas, live at high elevations where sunlight is much more intense than at sea level. These people typically spend many long hours outside every day farming. The incidence of cancer is also six to ten times lower nearer the equator, where sunlight is the strongest and where people eat food like God gave it to us.
        We can help ourselves by:
1.  Taking 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of a good fish liver oil like Cost Co Fish Oil or Nordic Naturals daily.
2.  Taking anti-oxidants like a minimum of 1 teaspoon of POM pomegranate juice.
3.  Using full spectrum light bulbs.
4.  Eating food with lots of Vitamin D like cod liver oil, sardines, herring and salmon.


HELP YOURSELF:  To TEMPORARILY relieve constipation:

1.    DRINK MORE FLUID. Most people only drink a fraction of the fluid that their bodies need.  The more water we drink the more we are able to hold water.  A water-starved body will quickly use the water it is given to eliminate built up toxins, urinating soon after receiving the water.

        A general rule of thumb is to drink half of your body weight in ounces per day - for example 75 ounces of fluid for a 150 pound person.  If you do not drink nearly this amount, BUILD UP SLOWLY.  And find something to drink that you like, or you won’t keep it up.  I say fluid instead of water, because every person’s body that I have tested actually prefers green tea and rooibos herbal tea to water because of their healing nature.

2.    PLACE YOUR FEET UP ON A STOOLtall enough to put your knees at a two to three inch incline down to your buttocks when sitting on the toilet.  You will then be able to eliminate more thoroughly.  Also your right thigh will push up against your ileosecal sphincter muscle, like the anus - that connects the small intestines to the large intestines at the lower portion of the right side of the intestines) so that if you are straining, fecal matter is not pushed back into the small intestines.

          Constipation can also be a result of low functioning adrenals (See Fatigue heading).

COOKING Healthy Food


1.   FLASH COOK CHINESE STYLE, quickly, on high in a teaspoon or two of olive oil, coconut oil or organic butter and about the same amount of water.  Thin slice veggies and meat.  Cut meat across the grain, and stir constantly for two minutes.  Add the veggies.  Cook one or two more minutes till leaves are wilted or asparagus is still crisp.  Food cooked in this way is much, much healthier for us.

2.   RAW OR FLASH/LIGHTLY COOKED DARK GREEN VEGETABLEShelp out the liver and adrenals the most, but they also do contain a considerable amount of fiber, which is needed to avoid constipation.  If you do not often eat raw leafy or flowery (asparagus or broccoli) chances are your liver does QRA muscle tests strong.  And if you are fatigued, your adrenals would also probably like some help.

A.    Asparagusis the most potent of the most readily available foods to clean the liver, because of its high level of glutathione.  CostCo has asparagus in two pound bunches at a very reasonable price.  If you are not going to go through the two pounds within three days, cut the flower parts - the top two to three inches - for the first meal.  That is the part that spoils first.  Cut off the next two to three inches for the next day’s meal.  After that, break the asparagus; and throw away the white and green part of the break.  It is very tough, and not very good in a smoothie either.  The white part has very fine tough fibers.  Cook as above, quickly on high with olive oil.  Add sea salt AFTER cooking.

B.    Kale Salad with Avocado DressingStrip the dark green part of about three leaves (of medium sized regular green kale, not dinosaur kale) off of the tough spine of the leaf.  Throw the spine away.  Cut the kale into one inch strips.  Turn the kale a half turn, and cut again into one inch strips.  Chop or break into pieces about ¼ cup of onion.  Separately mash half of an avocado - leaving some lumps.  Mix one teaspoon of lemon juice and four teaspoons of water separately.  Add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt.  Stir and mix in with the kale and onion.

C.    Spinach, Kale and just about any green leafy vegetable:  Mince one clove of garlic.  If you smash a garlic clove by pushing down or hitting the clove with the side of a large knife, the garlic skin practically falls off.  Cut half a bunch of spinach into two-inch strips.  Rinse in a strainer (This is all the water that is needed).  Put the garlic and one to two teaspoons of olive oil into the pan.  (Most people should have one tablespoon of a good oil daily.)  Turn the heat up to high.  Throw the spinach into the pan.  Stir for two minutes or until spinach has just wilted.  Garlic does not stay on the breath after swallowing or chewing a capsule of parsley.

D.  Beets:  Like peas and beans, the smaller beets are the sweetest.  Also choose beets with the greens on.  These are the freshest and tastiest.  Rip off the leaves and toss out the stems.  Save the beets for another meal.  Cook beet leaves the same as spinach above.  Put the beets in a pot full of water.  Cook only until you can just put a fork into the beet all the way to the center.  Do not over cook.  Rinse beets and rub in a paper towel to get the skin off.  Serve hot, but left over beets are good cold, too.  Beets can also be sliced and put into a steamer.  Cook only until you can just put a fork through the beet slice.

E.  CilantroFresh cilantro only lasts a few days in the refrigerator, so eat the leaves in salads, tacos, fajitas and pico de gallo (cilantro, tomatoes, onions, salt and jalapeno pepper if desired).  Cut up the stems and any uneaten leaves, and freeze them.  Add portions of the frozen cilantro to meat, stew and soup when cooking.

3.   FOR A BOOST OF SUSTAINED ENERGY, EAT STARCHfor lunch or breakfast.  My favorite starches are:

A.     Sweet Potato:  Slice a sweet potato into about 1/4 inch slices.  The light skinned kind that are orange on the inside, in my opinion, are the tastiest.  Scrape the skin a bit with your fingernail to check the color.  I think they are called Jewel yams also.  Steam sweet potatoes slices until you can put a fork into a slice and pull it back out again without picking up the slice - about 15 to 20 minutes depending on the quantity.  Mash.  Add sesame oil, coconut oil or ORGANIC butter and sea salt.  Toxins are commonly deposited in fat.  Butter is fat. These sweet potatoes are cooked food.  Take a digestive enzyme, HCL and Activator with it.

B.    Beans:  Particularly pinto beans are a real treat for the liver and kidneys to help with detoxification. Soak the beans over night. Pour out the water. Add fresh water and cook on the stove on #1 for a few hours until tender. Many excellent health practitioners consider food cooked at this temperature (less than 180%) to be “raw”. Beans cooked in this way usually do not give gas. Beans must be eaten with rice in order to be considered a whole protein.

D.  Rice: My favorite is to purchase brown rice, barley, and at Sprouts, Whole Foods or an oriental market purchase long grain black rice. Mix them together in equal portions, for example ¼ cup each. Cook on #1 on the stove until tender - about 20 to 30 minutes depending upon quantity. Add a teaspoon of oil for fluffier rice.  Use two parts of water to one part of rice.

E.  100% Whole Grain Spaghetti or Pasta:  Boil until tender.  Mince a garlic clove, a teaspoon of onion, three to four stems and leaves of cilantro - or any dark green leafy vegetable - and quickly saute In olive oil, sesame oil or butter. Pour over the spaghetti and add salt.



A.  Cheaper Cuts of Meat:  Thin slice across the grain and cook Chinese style, quickly on high in a pan.

B.  Thicker Better Cuts of Meats:  Air cookers, particularly the Smarter Image at Costco, are great for thicker animal protein like whole steak, pork and chicken parts; but this is cooked food, so take  a digestive enzyme with the meal.  To add tenderness marinate red meat in olive oil for at least 30 minutes.  Pork appears to be too dense to be tenderized by being marinated in olive oil.  Try a hammer-like metal meat tenderizer.  It works great.

C.  Melt in your mouth fish, particularly salmon:  Put 1 - 2 teaspoons of olive oil and 1 - 2 tablespoons of water in the pan.  Place the fish in the pan skin side up.  Cover the pan, and set the pan aside.  Cook something else like asparagus or spinach quickly on high, or just leave the burner on high for a few minutes until it is hot.  Turn the burner off.  Then place the pan with the fish on the off burner for 4 to 5 minutes.  Check the fish by cutting into it with a fork.

D.  Mushrooms are best absorbed when lightly cooked Chinese style.

E.  Eggs are the protein by which other proteins are measured, according to the speakers at advanced nutritional seminars I have attended.  Eggs are excellent complete proteins, as are all (monocot) leafy green vegetables, cauliflower, nuts and seeds. (Also see Raw food paragraph under Budget heading for more protein info.)

 Tossing out the yolk and eating the white of an egg, is like eating white flour (See Digestive heading). The bulk of the nutrition has been removed. The nutrition is in the unborn bird, not in the packing material - the egg white.  Further, egg whites are one of the hardest foods for the body to digest. Egg-eating animals only eat the yolk - not the white packing material.  However, I am not advocating that you eat the yolk and discard the white, because I am willing to concede that at some future date egg whites may be proven to provide some nutritional component necessary to the use of the nutrients in the egg yolk.  Eat food as God gave it to us.  It is that way for a reason, and we may not currently know all of the reasons (For cholesterol information, see Cholesterol heading.).

        For excellent soft boiled eggs, add one to two eggs to boiling water.  Boil six minutes.  Runny yolks have lots of usable magnesium.  Cooked yolks do not.  Add a teaspoon or so of vinegar to the water when boiling hard boiled eggs.  After 15 to 20 minutes, pour out the hot water and fill with cold water.  Pour out and fill again with cold water.  Let the eggs sit in the cold water for a couple of minutes, and the shells will practically fall off on their own.

5.   SAUCES:  After products that clean - like shampoo and laundry detergent - sauces, in my experience testing clients, cause the most headaches and backaches in clients who have already gotten rid of all of their infections and are on a maintenance program.  I recommend you avoid soy sauce except the one in Whole Foods that does not have MSG.  Experiment with onion, garlic, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro, Chinese mint, shitake or black fungus mushrooms and any other fresh herbs or produce you would like to try.  I buy, chop and separately freeze several bunches of cilantro and Chinese mint.  A favorite sauce of mine that I pour on rib eye, spinach, long grain rice, barley and even whole grain spaghetti is:

A.  Hold the tip of a butcher knife down with the palm of your left hand, and move the handle of the knife up, down and in a small arc with your right hand to quickly finely mince two or three of:

     garlic cloves - one to two

     lemongrass - one inch

     ginger - ¼ to ½ inch

     onion - 1/8 to ¼ inch slice

B.  Cut one to two shitake mushrooms up into ¼ to ½ inch pieces.

C.  Throw everything into a pan with two teaspoons of butter, olive oil or coconut oil and a couple of tablespoons of water.

D.  Add one of:

     cilantro - 1/8 cup of frozen

     Chinese mint - 1/8 cup of frozen

E.  Cook on high for a couple of minutes and serve.  Salt your food after serving.  Minerals go into the fluids while cooking.

6.  FERMENTING RAW FOOD:  Fermented raw food is often the only food that people who have had sections of their intestines removed are able eat without upset.  To ferment raw food, chop - banana and nuts for example - into smaller pieces.  Mix a small amount of miso into the mixture.  Form and place on a dehydrator.  To ferment larger pieces, brush them with miso.  Dry in a dehydrator. Yamabuki plain miso QRA tests strong and can be found at MT Supermarket, the Chinese market on La Mar at the back right corner in the tofu section in Austin, Texas.  Do NOT use flavored miso - plain only.  Most of the flavored miso I have tested does not test strong (and will therefore not help to make a body test strong (See Supplements heading).  Vinegar can also be used to ferment.  Braggs vinegar tests strong.