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by Dr. Jarvis


The properties of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar rub

The properties of honey

The importance of iodine

The contribution of algae

The importance of potassium

Health Tips

Presentation of Dr. Jarvis (1881-1966)

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Through his book
"These old remedies that heal" (Robert Laffont editions) , Dr. DeForest Clinton Jarvis (ophthalmologist and ENT) left us with a summary of a lifetime's research, written to be accessible to all.

This work, initially produced for his daughter and children, was published from 1958. The book then appeared for two years on the New York Times bestseller list and was translated into 12 languages.
 When Dr. Jarvis moved to Barre, Vermont, he had to learn about a medicine different from that studied until then. A "popular medicine" that cannot be learned from books. By studying it in detail to try to identify its origins, he very quickly came to modify many of the ideas that had been instilled in him, such as curing sore throats by chewing pine resin.

Dr. Jarvis was a great doctor, loved by all. He writes :

"During several national and regional congresses, I had the opportunity to speak with colleagues about some specific treatments recommended by this local medicine. Deeply interested, they asked me to keep them informed, by letter, of my subsequent findings."
 This correspondence lasted more than twenty years, with about fifty practitioners, most of whom were faculty professors and enjoyed international renown. There were, among them, representatives of thirty-two states of the United States.


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Apple cider vinegar rub

The properties of honey

The importance of iodine

The contribution of algae

The importance of potassium

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The properties
of apple cider vinegar


  « To replenish our potential in mineral salts, a very simple prescription: Take, depending on our type of activity, once or twice a day, two teaspoons of cider vinegar in a glass of water, with two teaspoons honey.  Vinegar concentrates the mineral salts contained in the apple: potassium but also minerals such as phosphorus, chlorine, sodium, magnesium, calcium, sulfur, iron, fluorine, silicon and many others in minute quantities.  Whether the apple is in the form of fruit, juice, cider or cider vinegar, it ensures the same and true mineral renewal of the body. »☆ Use quality apple cider vinegar with whole apples.

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Apple cider vinegar rub


  « To half a glass of hot water, add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Pour about a teaspoonful of this solution into the palm of your hand. Start by applying it to the arms, then the chest, stomach, back, thighs, legs and finally the feet. Vigorously rub the entire body with both hands until the solution is completely absorbed. »

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The properties of honey


  « The sugar contained in the blood alone is used immediately by the heart as a stimulant. However, there is also, permanently, a certain amount of sugar which slowly filters through the intestinal wall. However, honey contains two categories of sugars: 40% dextrose and 34% levulose. Dextrose passes directly into the blood, while levulose is assimilated more slowly, thus playing a regulatory role which eliminates all risks of overactivation.

  « Bones, teeth, nails, hair are based on phosphorus and calcium. However, if the body is rarely low in phosphorus. it is often deficient in calcium. Honey can very quickly increase the concentration of calcium in the blood. Experience shows that about two hours after ingesting honey, there is an increase in the level of calcium in the blood, and this improvement is likely to last for twenty-four hours.

  « It has been proven that honey, due to its richness in potassium, leads to the elimination of bacteria. Potassium, in fact, prevents the culture broths from developing.

  « Honey prepares you for exercise, and then constitutes the ideal food for recovery. »


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The importance of iodine


  Infections:  « All of the blood filters through the thyroid in 17 minutes. During this time, the iodine secreted by the gland purges the blood of all the microbes which, either during intestinal assimilation, or through the oral and nasal mucous membranes, or on the occasion of a skin injury, could pass into our vascular system.
 In reality all microbes are not destroyed, only the less virulent succumb; nevertheless, the others are considerably weakened. So much so that even the latter end up being wiped out during subsequent filtering.
 Provided at least that the thyroid gland has sufficient iodine resources. Otherwise, pathogenic bacteria will continue to proliferate in the blood.
 However, the iodine contained in the thyroid gland comes directly from that which is absorbed by the individual in the form of food or drink. A diet low in iodine therefore deprives the thyroid of an essential element.

  Fatigue:  « Furthermore, for the popular medicine of Vermont, the thyroid gland allows the energetic reconstitution of the organism. Our energy potential is, in fact, a function of our iodine supply.

  Intellectual fatigue:  « Intellectual agility is closely related to the body's iodine, a clear mind needs iodine. »

 « The first program to fortify salt with iodine (1922) increased the intelligence quotient as well as the size of the Swiss populations dramatically. The United States observed exactly the same benefits with a larger enrichment program (1924).
 In France, the fortification of salt is extremely limited and the use of iodized salt is prohibited in prepared meals, mainly because of the risk of excess that this would run for people who consume iodine elsewhere. »
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  Resistance to exertion:  « Dr. William Weston carried out an interesting series of experiments on racehorses in South Carolina. He was able to determine that a close relationship existed between the body's iodine content and resistance to exercise.

  Nervousness:  « Iodine has a sedative action, it reduces nervous tension. The hypernervous are irritable and sleep badly, the body is tense. To reduce nervous tension, allow the body to rest in order to replenish its reserves, iodine plays an important role.

  Excess fat:  « Iodine is one of the best oxidation catalysts we have. We immediately see the interest of this property. Thanks to iodine, the body avoids accumulating superfluous fat. Proper physiological functioning, in fact, requires the body to burn the food it receives. If this beneficial oxidation does not occur, unnecessary fat will appear.

 But if the thyroid gland draws its iodine reserves from the blood that it filters, it can happen, on the contrary, that it is the opposite phenomenon which occurs, in particular when we drink water which contains chlorine or even when we are using too much sodium chloride, more commonly known as table salt. This is what is known in chemistry as the law of halogen displacement.
 This is why great care must be taken when using chlorine as a sterilizing agent for drinking water. Indeed, the danger of microbes eliminated, there remains that of an iodine deficiency. »

 You can sprinkle 1 tablespoon of dehydrated seaweed every day in raw vegetables, soups...

 Iodine is found in these foods, which should be consumed regularly:

 - Seafood (also contains selenium and vitamin B12)

« Oysters provide a considerable amount of iodine. », says Edgar Cayce in one of his readings
 - Seaweed
 - Fish (especially cod and haddock)
 - Dairy products
 - Iodized salt (simple sea salt is not a source of iodine)

 « But one should not, however, abuse iodine; watch your nasal mucosa carefully, if your nose starts running for no reason, stop taking iodine for a while. »
 A very documented page HERE on iodine.

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The contribution of algae


  « Kelp grows in abundance offshore, at depths ranging from 10 to 20 meters. It draws its food exclusively from sea water. The minerals that algae absorb in great abundance are present in an organic colloidal state, therefore immediately assimilable by the human body.
 It has been observed that fracture healing time is reduced by 20% when the patient takes kelp daily, and that kelp increases the amount of calcium in the blood.
 If we take a tablet containing 25 centigrams of kelp every day, it is indeed a simple and effective way to meet the mineral needs of the human body, which only eats products that are too often low in mineral matter. »

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The importance of potassium

  « The human body is in great need of potassium. In Vermont folk medicine, potassium occupies an essential place as a therapeutic agent. Also, the various remedies she prescribes are, in fact, only variants intended to enrich the body with potassium (grape juice, cranberries, apples, honey, cider vinegar...).
 Abnormalities such as hair loss, fatigue, muscle cramps, intestinal laziness, should make us suspect a potassium deficiency.
 You will find potassium:
 1 - In paprika which you can sprinkle on dishes once or twice a day.
 2 - In the cider vinegar and honey mixture in a glass of water.
 3 - In grapefruit, apple, grape (11.5%), blackcurrant or cranberry juice.
 3 - In the kelp.

 ☞ Cooked in a large quantity of water, vegetables lose between 50 and 70% of their potassium content. However, we have proof that potassium has an influence on the calcium contained in our body.



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The properties of honey

The importance of iodine

The contribution of algae

The importance of potassium

Health Tips

Health Tips


Picture We should walk more.

Picture We will advantageously replace wheat (which causes an organic alkaline reaction) with rye or corn, in bread in particular. Milk curdles in the stomach, so cheese is preferable.

Picture A normal and regular life requires a diet rich in carbohydrates (sugars and starch) and low in protein (which brings an increase in alkalinity to the blood and thickens it). The human body is thus able to make reserves. On the contrary, an existence rich in emotions of all kinds requires a diametrically opposed diet. These are rules to which there can be no derogation.
 You should have several glasses of apple or grape juice every day, with or without meals. However, if you use apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons in a glass of water will suffice. By adding two teaspoons of honey to it, you will obtain a restorative beverage. This is particularly true:
 * when you have made great efforts (the urinary Ph , normally acidic, turns and then becomes alkaline).
 * when the thermometer drops, because then an increase in the alkaline content occurs in the blood. The adrenal glands profusely secrete, blood pressure increases, the chemical balance of tissues is changed. However, it has been demonstrated in the laboratory that microbes need an alkaline soil to develop (staphylococcus: PH 7.4, streptococcus: 7.4-7.6, pneumococcus: 7.6-7.8, influenza H: 7.8, etc.). »