To my SWEAT peeps...
Welcome to December Family!!! I feel very honored to be your fearless leader for yet the close of another year. I'm working on some exciting things for our next year together: some Lunch and Learns, some new equipment, some additions to your workout routine, and more. My goal is always to evaluate the needs of each one of you and provide that at SWEAT.
I hope you will take the time to read the Lemon and Garlic Extract article within this newsletter. It is my mission to educate you in how to be proactive against cancer. If I educate you, you can educate and help others. The extract is not hard to make and I will be adding it to my daily routine as well. So now, my mornings look like this: 2 oz organic wheatgrass, 2 oz turmeric elixer, and a spoonful of this extract. You must incorporate a daily routine in order to build the defense system necessary. I have all these products if you need them. Just let me know.
We'd like to welcome Melissa Levy to the SWEAT team!! She is a certified Personal Trainer, certified fitness, boxing and SPIN instructor, and is studying to be an acupuncture physician and begins practicing in January. Need I say more??!! She loves instructing high energy classes so she will obviously fit right in. You will see her on the schedule starting this week teaching the following classes:
- Monday 6:00 am Fusion
- A mix (fusion) of cardio, strength, boxing, trx, and more.
- Please note that Ashley will now be teaching the Monday 5:45 am SPIN 60 class.
- Tuesday 9:15 am SPIN/Boxing
- Ashley will be teaching the bike portion while Melissa annihilates it on the boxing section.
- Wednesday 5:45 am SPIN Anything Goes
- Melissa will be keeping to the same format that you all love and expect.
Speaking of classes this week, we have been theming the rides and here's the line up to close out the week...
Wednesday 6pm w/Ki: 90's Hip Hop vs. 90's Rock
Thursday 9:15 am w/Laura: Remix Madness!
Friday 5:45 am w/Laura: Remix Madness!
Saturday 7:30am w/Laura: TBA
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This lemon garlic extract destroys cancer cells
Garlic is the #1 anticancer vegetable thanks to its unique combination of phytochemicals and organosulphur compounds, the most well known being allicin (thiosulfonate).
Note: Cooking garlic significantly reduces its anticancer activity. So it is best to consume it raw. If you cook with garlic, let it sit for at least 10 minutes after chopping, before cooking it. This preserves the potency of some of the anti-cancer compounds.
Citrus fruits such as lemons are rich in anti-cancer compounds like limonene, especially in the peels.
Researchers speculated that combining garlic and lemon extracts might increase the anticancer activity of garlic by providing the acidic environment needed to enhance organosulphur compound production, and by adding more phytochemicals from lemons with possible anticancer activity.
In this study, mice were injected with breast cancer cells. The injected cancer cells were allowed to grow for 14 days, in order to form tumors. The mice were then separated into four different groups and given either saline (control group), garlic extract, lemon extract, or both extracts, injected into their stomachs once daily. The reason for stomach injection was to insure that all mice consumed an equal dose.
Surprisingly, after just 14 days of treatment with either lemon extract or garlic extract, the tumors shrunk by an average of 80%, and 60% of the mice were completely cancer free! Meanwhile, the control group of mice not given either extract had an increase in tumor size of 566%.
Tumors shrunk by an average of 91% and completely disappeared in 80% of the mice treated with BOTH lemon and garlic extracts!
So, while lemon and garlic extracts are already potent anticancer agents on their own, there appears to be powerful synergistic anticancer effects when the two are combined. The combination also showed no signs of kidney or liver toxicity.
It’s worth noting that 30% of the mice in the control group had no detectable tumors at the end of the study, indicating that their bodies either prevented or healed cancer without any help from garlic or lemons.
Here’s how the researchers did it.
Fresh garlic bulbs and lemons were washed and dried. Peeled garlic bulbs and whole unpeeled lemons were then used to prepare extracts in distilled water.
1 lb (500 grams) of each plant material was chopped into small pieces and vigorously mixed in 1 liter of distilled water, using an electric mixer (a blender could work as well). The resulting solution was then strained and filtered. You can do this with a cheese cloth or nut milk straining bag.
This will yield approximately 1 liter of each extract, which is a lot. If you would like to make a smaller batch just maintain the ratio of equal amounts of garlic and lemon and 2:1 of distilled water and plant material (scroll down for instructions).
*Distilled water is commonly used in lab experiments to exclude confounding factors like chlorine, fluoride or other contaminants, which could react with chemicals used in a lab test and alter the results of an experiment.
Doses of the extract were given in a 50 mg/kg ratio (50 milligrams of extract per kilogram of subject’s body weight). The most successfully treated mice received 50 mg/kg garlic extract + 50 mg/kg lemon extract, for a total of 100 mg/kg of body weight.
100mg is 0.1 mL of liquid. That equates to 0.02 teaspoons per kilogram of body weight.
So how much should a human take?
Americans, divide your weight in pounds by 2.2. Then multiple that number by 0.02, and that will give you the human equivalent number of teaspoons that the mice were given each day, based on your body weight.
A 150 lb person divided by 2.2 equals 68.
68 multiplied by 0.02 equals 1.36.
Rounding up, that’s 1.5 teaspoons per day
Cowboy Math: Take 1/2 teaspoon per 50 lbs of body weight per day.
One large garlic bulb and one small lemon yielded 8 ounces of extract, which is a 32-day supply for a 150 lb person using the formula above.
A batch of the extract stays fresh about one week. Around two weeks it really starts to get funky. You should make a new batch each week.
Even in small doses, to avoid nausea, it may be helpful to NOT take it on an empty stomach.
Special Note: Even though the 80% of the mice were tumor-free after being treated with lemon and garlic extracts for 14 days, this protocol, if effective in humans, is not likely to produce results that fast. One mouse day is the equivalent of about 40 human days, so 14 mouse days would be 560 human days or about 1.5 years. Healing takes time.
Having said that, 1.5 teaspoons per day is a very small dose for a 150 lb person. Could taking a larger daily dose speed up the anticancer results? There is no evidence. And I have no idea how much the maximum daily dose could be, but if I had cancer I would be inclined to gradually increase my daily dose to as much as I could stomach or stand.
This is NOT medical advice. If you consume high doses of lemon garlic extract, you do so at your own risk.
*If you are taking pharmaceutical drugs make sure there aren’t any contraindications with the drugs you are taking. Remember, any time you consume plant extracts medicinally you do so at your own risk.
Here’s how to make lemon garlic extract at home…
- Use a food scale and weigh a lemon.
- Peel and chop enough garlic to equal the same weight as the lemon (eh, close enough).
- Let the garlic sit for 10-15 minutes after chopping to activate beneficial anticancer compounds.
- Put the garlic and the unpeeled lemon in a blender together and add twice as much water as plant material. I had roughly 4 ounces of garlic and lemon combined so I added 8 ounces of water.
- Blend the mixture until it is liquified. Avoid blending so long that it “cooks” it.
- Pour the liquid into a nut milk straining bag.
- Strain the liquid through the nut milk bag.
- Squeeze every last drop of liquid out.
- 2 oz of garlic + 2 oz of lemon + 8 oz of water yielded 8 oz of lemon garlic extract.
The lemon garlic extract is now ready for your "enjoyment." Put it in an airtight glass jar and store in the fridge.
Make it a great rest of your week and be sure to close it out strong. You have a lot of options on the schedule to take you through the weekend. Don't start giving way to the "busyness of the season" excuses. It's important that you keep yourself and your goals front and center, and I'm here to help you in any way I can. Don't be shy. Always ask.