Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Dear all,

Make sure every woman and even teenagers you care about watch this critical video. Then, remember that the mangosteen is the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory ever found. Could the juice prevent this issue…..?? Your call entirely based upon your level of knowledge.

Please watch the attached video.

Very important breast cancer message.
We need to get this out to every young girl and woman we love and care about.


Healthy Juice Recipes

Here are some healthy juice recipes :

( add 1-2 tablespoons of Mangosteen whole fruit juice …Good for the body … heavenly for the tongue )

Carrot + Ginger + Apple - Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery - Prevent cancer, reduce cholestrol, and improve stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple - Improve skin complexion and bad breath.

Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk - Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber - Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce bodu heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon - To dispel excess salts, nourishes the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi - To improve skin complexion.

Pear & Banana - To regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango - Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization.

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk - Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk - Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Health Evaluation Questionnaire

This "Health Evaluation Questionnaire" is adapted* from the book "Getting Started With Mangosteen" by Isa Navarre

*Dr. Templeman recommends taking Mangosteen juice WITH FOOD, up to a half hour before eating. The healing compounds of Mangosteen are enhanced when combined with some fat from food to "bind" with during digestion. Or, take with another supplement that contains essential fatty acids.

This Questionnaire helps us to figure out how much Mangosteen Juice to take
each day -- use it for yourself, or you can copy & paste it into a blank email to send
to others.

TIP: Complete the Questionnaire before taking Mangosteen juice, and then re-take periodically afterwards. You do not have to share this Questionnaire with anyone... it's your own personal record to help you understand what Mangosteen is doing for you.

Health Evaluation Questionnaire

Body Weight: _______________

Rate yourself on a scale from 1 to 5 and circle your answer:
1 No symptoms
2 Occasional or mild symptoms
3 Frequent, increasing or moderate symptoms
4 Daily symptoms that are tolerable
5 Daily symptoms that are difficult or very painful

1. My eyesight
1 2 3 4 5
2. My hearing
1 2 3 4 5
3. My mouth, gums and teeth
1 2 3 4 5
4. My throat and neck
1 2 3 4 5
5. My back and shoulders
1 2 3 4 5
6. My arms and legs, including elbows and knees
1 2 3 4 5
7. My hands and feet, including wrists and ankles
1 2 3 4 5
8. My circulation
1 2 3 4 5
9. My heart and cardiovascular health
1 2 3 4 5
10. My digestive tract, including stomach and colon
1 2 3 4 5
11. My blood sugar levels
1 2 3 4 5
12. How I feel after I eat
1 2 3 4 5
13. My bowel regularity
1 2 3 4 5
14. My bladder and urinary tract
1 2 3 4 5
15. My lungs and bronchial tubes
1 2 3 4 5
16. Any allergies?
1 2 3 4 5
17. My skin
1 2 3 4 5
18. How I feel when I wake up
1 2 3 4 5
19. How I feel when I go to bed
1 2 3 4 5
20. Who often I have pain anywhere in my body
1 2 3 4 5
21. How often I get headaches
1 2 3 4 5
22. My reproductive organs
1 2 3 4 5
23. My libido
1 2 3 4 5
24. My menstrual cycles (women)
1 2 3 4 5
25. My prostate (men)
1 2 3 4 5
26. My emotional balance and well being
1 2 3 4 5
27. My memory and mental clarity
1 2 3 4 5
28. Any feelings of depression?
1 2 3 4 5
29. My energy level
1 2 3 4 5
30. My stamina (endurance and ability to
withstand stress) 1 2 3 4 5
31. My immune system
1 2 3 4 5

Calculating Your Wellness Index:
Add up the numbers you have circled. Their sum is your Wellness Index.
My Wellness Index number is ________________

Your Mangosteen Dosage Chart
To find your suggested mangosteen dosage, fill in the flanks on the following chart by adding up how many 1's, 2's, 3's, 4's and 5's that you circled.

I circled _________________ 1's

I circled _________________ 2's

I circled _________________ 3's

I circled _________________ 4's

I circled _________________ 5's

If you circled only 1's and 2's, you are probably in very good health. Begin with a Maintenance Dose.
If you circled any 3's but no 4's or 5's, your health is beginning to show signs of challenges. Begin with a Loading Dose and then follow the procedure for taking a Maintenance Dose.
If you circled any 4's, your body needs help right away. Begin with a Health Improvement Dose #1.
If you circled any 5's, your body needs an aggressive approach to health improvement. Begin with Health Improvement Dose #2.

Suggested Amounts for drinking Mangosteen Juice

-- Maintenance Dose.
For those with excellent health.
1. The average Maintenance does for an average adult is one ounce of Mangosteen juice a day. This may be increased to two ounces during times of stress or illness. Take them within a half hour before eating some food.
2. Athletes may prefer to take 2 ounces, and if you are large framed or overweight you may want to take more. If you are small framed or under 100 lbs you may only need an ounce or a tablespoonful a day.

-- Loading Dose
This allows you to address any possible nutritional deficiencies in a much shorter time and to saturate your body with the mangosteen healing compounds.
1. Take two ounces (1/4 cup) of mangosteen twice a day. Take your second dose at least 4-6 hours after the first. If you want or feel you need to, try a third two-ounce dose. Take them within a half hour before eating some food.
2. Follow the Loading Dose for seven days which will require about one bottle of mangosteen.

-- Health Improvement Dose #1
These amounts are for those with chronic, acute or serious conditions, for preparing your body before surgery and helping it to recover afterward, for helping your body to heal after surgery, and so on. This dosage level is if you circled one or more 4's but no 5's.
1. Take four to six ounces of mangosteen a day for at least two weeks. Spread the ounces throughout the day. Take them on an empty stomach, two ounces at a time.
2. When your symptoms improve, reduce your daily dosage to a maintenance level. If your symptoms start to return, resume this procedure.

-- Health Improvement Dose #2
Mangosteen juice. Health Improvement Does #2 is a more aggressive approach. Try it if you circled any 5's.
1. Take eight to twelve ounces of mangosteen a day. The more serious you consider your condition, the higher your daily amount should be. Spread the ounces throughout the day. Take them within a half hour before eating some food, two ounces at a time.
2. When your symptoms improve, reduce your daily dosage by one or two ounces. Take this amount daily for another two weeks.
3. If your symptoms continue to improve, reduce your daily dosage by another ounce or two. Take this amount for another two weeks. Continue to reduce your daily dosage by one to two ounces every two weeks until you reach a daily dosage of three ounces.
4. Complete another copy of the Health Evaluation Questionnaire to help you decide which mangosteen dose to work with next based on your current level of health.
When your symptoms improve, it is important to reduce your daily dosages slowly. We have found when people with serious conditions reduce their amounts of a natural healing substance too quickly they may find not only that the symptoms return but that their body does not respond to the healing substance as effectively as it did before.
Reducing a dosage gradually is essential to give the body time to heal. Just because symptoms are reduced doesn't mean the underlying condition is healed. This can take time, and during that time, mangosteen's support can be invaluable.

INCLUDE the following notes when forwarding this Questionnaire to others:

This "Health Evaluation Questionnaire" is adapted* from the book "Getting Started With Mangosteen" by Isa Navarre

*Dr. J. Frederic Templeman recommends taking Mangosteen juice WITH FOOD, up to a half hour before eating. The healing compounds of Mangosteen are enhanced when combined with some fat from food to "bind" with during digestion. Or, you can also take with the juice with another supplement that contains essential fatty acids.

Mangosteen and Oral Health

The link below demonstrates the effect of the power of Xanthones that was tested by the Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
This link is direct from

1: J Int Acad Periodontol. 2007 Jan;9(1):19-25. Links
Effects of herbal mouthwash containing the pericarp extract of Garcinia mangostana L on halitosis, plaque and papillary bleeding index.
• Rassameemasmaung S,
• Sirikulsathean A,
• Amornchat C,
• Hirunrat K,
• Rojanapanthu P,
• Gritsanapan W.
Department of Oral Medicine, Faculty of Dentistry, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effects of herbal mouthwash containing the pericarp extract of Carcinia mangostana L on volatile sulfur compound (VSC) levels, plaque index (PI) and papillary bleeding index (PBI) in gingivitis subjects and the recurrence of these parameters after periodontal treatment. METHODS: Sixty subjects who were diagnosed as having mild or moderate chronic gingivitis were randomly distributed into herbal or placebo mouthwash groups. On day 1, all parameters were recorded. Subjects rinsed with the assigned mouthwash and VSC was measured at 30 min and 3 h post-rinsing. For the following 2 weeks, subjects practiced their usual oral hygiene and rinsed with the assigned mouthwash twice daily after tooth brushing. On day 15, parameters were recorded. In the 4-week washout period that followed, subjects received scaling and polishing. After another baseline examination, they were re-randomized into the herbal or placebo group and rinsed with mouthwash for 2 weeks. All parameters were re-evaluated on day 15. RESULTS: All parameters were significantly different compared to baseline in both groups at 30 min, 3 h and day 15 (p < 0.05). When compared between groups, VSC was significantly different at day 15 (p < 0.05). After scaling, poloshing and rinsing with mouthwash for 2 weeks, PI and PBI were significantly different compared to baseline (p < 0.05) while VSC was not (p > 0.05). When compared between groups, VSC was significantly different (p < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Herbal mouthwash containing the pericarp extract of G. mangostana may be used as an adjunct in treating oral malodor.
PMID: 17274236 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

More and More health benefits found

Here is a list of “potential” benefits you can experience when drinking Mangosteen
Juice. Scientific research on the mangosteen fruit by a number of experts indicates
that it can have well over 100 positive effects. We offer here a partial list of topics that describe some of the potential benefits of drinking Mangosteen Juice.

The World Bank has a think tank of experts who each year consider all of the world's
serious challenges and prioritize them. In 2002, these experts felt that the integrity of the world's water supply was the earth's top problem. However, the number two spot was taken by the problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Studies show that Xanthones inhibit the reproduction of harmful bacteria. Other experiments have
shown that salmonella typhi, methicillin resistant staphalaccaucas areus and the
tuberculosis bacteria are also destroyed by mangosteen Xanthones.

Systemic fungal infections have increased 800 percent in the past decade, and in
many patients the mortality rate is from 40-60 percent. The Xanthones of the
mangosteen were tested experimentally against three common fungi and were proven capable of effectively inhibiting their growth.

To combat the destructive effect of free radicals upon cells, "antioxidants" are
necessary in large quantities. An antioxidant is an atom or molecule with extra
electrons it can donate to inactivate or "mop up" free radicals. After studying the
antioxidant properties of the mangosteen, researchers in Vietnam discovered that the rind exhibited "potent free radical scavenging activity."

Cancer always begins with a single change in a single cell. Every day the immune
system literally "snuffs out" numerous aberrant cells that could become cancerous.
The anticancer activity of phytoceuticals has been well documented. Catechins, tannin derivatives, found in many plants and in high amounts in mangosteen, have been shown to protect from cancer in at least three different ways:
1) Prevent the formation of carcinogenic compounds by blocking co-carcinogens.
2) Turn up the body's natural detoxification defenses.
3) Directly suppress cancer promotion or growth.
Mangosteen should work well with all cancer treatments and will provide its benefits
without the necessity of stopping other therapies.

Viruses account for the majority of human infections, many of which are acute shortlived illnesses like colds. Other viruses are never eliminated from the body but persist for years in chronic infections. Because Xanthones have anti-viral capabilities,
scientists at the National University of Singapore investigated the effects the
mangosteen Xanthones would have on the HIV virus. In the experiment, two
Xanthones demonstrated the ability to interfere with HIV protease causing the virus to remain immature and incapable of infection.

Asthma is a chronic (long duration) inflammatory disease of the smaller airways of the lungs. Many elements of the immune system are activated in an asthma attack, but they are part of the problem rather than part of the solution in this widespread
disease. In asthma, inflammation and other complex immune system effects cause
recurrent episodes of characteristic wheezing when the small airways of the lungs are narrowed due to the contraction of the muscles in their walls. Asthma can develop at any age but about 50 percent of cases occur in childhood. The majority of the remaining cases start before age 40. It is rare to develop asthma after age 50. The incidence of the disease has been increasing and despite the development of many new medications, the number of deaths from asthma has risen substantially in recent years. Unfortunately, all the medications used to treat asthma have nasty or
dangerous side effects. Bronchodilators cause rapid beating of the heart and can
precipitate panic attacks. Steroids, inhaled and oral, have side-effect profiles that
literally fill several pages in texts dealing with the administration and surveillance of
medicines. Mangosteen Xanthones are powerful anti-inflammatory. They have antiviral qualities that can lead to a reduction in the number of viral infections in humans. They are very potent antioxidants and help to counteract the free radical damage of air pollution, and finally, they have been shown to have anti-allergy effects.

The mangosteen contains Xanthones that are among the most potent antioxidants
known to science. Research has demonstrated the positive effect these Xanthones can have in preventing atherosclerosis. The cardiovascular system consists of the heart that pumps oxygen-rich blood via arteries to every cell in the body, and the veins and capillaries that eventually bring it back to the heart. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), in 1999 cardiovascular disease contributed to one-third of all global deaths. The AHA has estimated that by 2010 cardiovascular disease will be the leading cause of death in developing countries.

Cancer is a blanket term covering a variety of disorders with the common element of
abnormal, uncontrolled cell growth that will not stop on its own. Under normal
conditions, cell growth is strictly controlled with cell birth equaling cell death so that
the total number of cells in the body remains relatively constant. A prominent free
radical researcher, Dr. Bruce Ames, estimates that the DNA material in every one of
the trillions of cells in our body receives about ten thousand hits from free radicals
every day! To prevent a breach of the body's defenses in the face of an attack of such magnitude requires the concerted efforts of all the agents of the immune system, which can be seen as the armed forces of the body, along with the collaboration of the policemen or the gene regulatory mechanism. Mangosteen's Xanthones (phytoceuticals found only in this plant) have proven ability to destroy cancerous cells, and in fact, Garcinone E, a Xanthone, was more effective than five commonly used chemotherapy agents for stomach, lung and liver cancer (vincristine, mitoxantrone, 5- fiourouracil, cisplastin and methotrexate) in a recent well-designed in vitro study.

Where do the mangosteen phytoceuticals intervene in this deadly process? Well, the
answer is that in addition to being anti-tumor agents when cancer already exists, they prevent and arrest cancerous change at every step. Finally, while it is exciting to realize what the mangosteen phytoceuticals will do in the area of cancer treatment, it is more important to prevent the development of cancer in the first place. Nothing does it better than mangosteen.

Scientists from Australia and Thailand have postulated that if mangosteen inhibits
oxidative (free radical) damage, then perhaps it could help with reducing the oxidation of LDL ("bad" cholesterol) in the blood. After a series of such experiments, the scientists concluded that the Xanthones from mangosteen are effective inhibitors of LDL oxidation. They further suggested that the Xanthones possess therapeutic
potential. Several other studies show that polyphenols, also found in the mangosteen, were discovered to be five times more potent as antioxidants than vitamin C, which is commonly regarded as the most powerful known antioxidant. Our bodies are composed of trillions of cells, and the death, mutation or destruction of even millions of cells may not be noticeable to the victim in whose body it is occurring. However, a heart attack or stroke doesn't occur out of the blue. Before such deadly events occur, years of cellular warfare have been going on within the body, and the only evidence of the struggle may have been a simple lack of energy or the loss of a sense of well being.

Nervous System
Few diseases have been in the public eye as consistently as Parkinson's and
Alzheimer's. These terribly debilitating degenerative diseases of the central nervous
system already affect millions, and the incidence is rising yearly. Unfortunately, the
emphasis in research has been on finding cures rather than focusing on prevention.
Once again, Dr. Nakatani's research with glial cells (central nervous system cells)
suggests that mangosteen could produce a therapeutic effect in both the prevention
and treatment of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease by reducing oxidative damage
and inflammation.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
COPD is the acronym for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a label grouping two
common obstructive lung diseases: emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Caused by
smoking, air pollution and occupational exposure, these two entities commonly coexist.

Like asthma, another obstructive lung disease, COPD has been increasing in the U.S.
population over the past couple of decades. Currently, it affects about 15 million
people and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States. Chronic bronchitis is defined as chronic cough productive of mucous for at least three months of the year and for at least two years. In emphysema, the obstructive component of the disease results from changes in lung tissue rather than from the increased production of mucous or the presence of chronic inflammation as in chronic bronchitis. Once again, as it does in asthma, mangosteen intervenes at several points in the disease processes of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. It’s antiviral, antibacterial and anti fungal effects can reduce the frequency of lung infections, thereby reducing cumulative tissue damage. As a result, fewer courses of antibiotic therapy are required.

The anti-inflammatory effects of the Xanthones (active biological ingredients in the
mangosteen) decrease both inflammation and cell damage while helping prevent the
onset of deadly pulmonary hypertension. Since mangosteen extract also has potent
antioxidant effects, it intervenes in every process where free radicals cause cell
damage, whether from the inflammation of chronic bronchitis or the destruction of the elastic recoil of the alveoli in emphysema.

In this topic, we discuss type II diabetes, also known as non-insulin dependent, or
adult-onset diabetes. Diabetes is a metabolic disease, and this description deserves an explanation. Metabolism refers to virtually all of the chemical processes involved in maintaining life. Digestion of food, tissue maintenance and repair and energy
production are only three of the major elements, but they are the metabolic functions most affected by diabetes. Diabetes is due to insufficient insulin to open the cell doors to glucose. Even though type II diabetics produce more insulin than a normal person would need, at least early in the disease, they still do not have enough insulin. They have a relative deficiency of insulin. Glucose doesn't enter the cell in sufficient amounts, and its levels rise in the blood. If the only defect in diabetes was the inability to get enough glucose into cells, it would be bad enough, but that is only half the problem. High blood-glucose levels are extremely toxic. Directly and indirectly, they cause numerous serious problems. Patients using the original mangosteen supplement report:
1) Decreased fasting blood-sugar levels.
2) Decreased 2-hour, postprandial blood-sugar levels.
3) Improved energy levels
4) Decreased appetite and even weight loss.
5) Decreased requirements for hypoglycemic medications.
6) Decreased pain from neuropathy.

Crohns's disease is another chronic inflammatory disease with no identified cause,
which commonly afflicts young people from 10 to 30 years of age. Initially, it may
appear to be ulcerative colitis, however, the masquerade usually ends when this
terrible disease manifests its ability to appear anywhere along the entire Gl tract from mouth to anus. Generally, more debilitating than ulcerative colitis, Crohns's disease is often treated surgically by resecting areas of diseased bowel, which never fully heal and where scarring can cause obstruction. Crohns's disease begins below the mucosa and spreads both inward and outward through the deeper layers of the bowel wall.

Once again, the mainstay of medical treatment is the use of powerful anti-inflammatory medications (like steroids). However, since most cases of Crohns's
involve the small bowel, medications are oral, and their side effects are systemic
(affecting the whole body). As with ulcerative colitis, the mangosteen addresses the
problems of inflammation, immune cell damage, and the threat of infection in Crohn's disease. Diverticulosis is a condition where small outpouchings of bowel mucosa protrude through the outer muscular layers of the large bowel wall. When these tiny sacs become inflamed, the condition is called diverticulitis. The disease occurs almost exclusively in the elderly and is far more common in societies like the U.S., where the average diet lacks sufficient fiber. Mangosteen preparations where the whole fruit is pureed should be strained by anyone with a history of diverticulitis. However, the benefits are worth the extra effort as the anti-inflammatory and the ant microbial effects of the mangosteen decrease the frequency of attacks. Perhaps the most widespread use of the mangosteen for folk medicine purposes has had to do with the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Dysentery in the third world has at times reached plague proportions and is always a significant factor in the mortality of infants and children.
Active against GI pathogens, the mangosteen is also used to reduce the inflammation in the intestine, which causes the loss of essential nutrients and body fluids into the stool. In other GI related studies, a laboratory in 1996 demonstrated that the Xanthones, alpha and gamma mangostin, had both histamine and serotonin receptor blocking capacity.

Immune System
The world around us contains all sorts of microbial dangers. Daily, we are confronted
with bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. These organisms are called pathogens, and they invade our bodies at every opportunity. Our body's immune system miraculously orchestrates a complex defense system against pathogenic invaders. However, the immune system is weak at various times in our life, like in infancy and old age, and is affected by nutrition, pollution and many other environmental factors such as the radiation found in sunlight. That is why diet, exercise and supplements, to support and bolster the immune system, play critical roles in keeping our bodies healthy and strong.

While inflammation can affect all tissues in the body, it is the primary mechanism
underpinning diseases, which attack muscles, joints and connective tissue.
Researchers from India used the rind from mangosteen to investigate its effects on
other types of inflammation in the body. Their experiments produced the following
1) Suppression of acute and chronic inflammation and edema in rats.
2) Inhibition of systemic anaphylaxis (fatal inflammatory reaction) in guinea pigs and
3) Inhibition of arthritis in rats.
In another paper studying mangosteen's effect on inflammation, it was noted that the Xanthones do not interfere with the clotting mechanism of blood or produce stomach ulcers. Both of these are serious side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs. In fact, it was found that the Xanthones exhibited significant anti-ulcer activity in experimental animals.

Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple sclerosis is the leading cause of neurological disability in young adults. It
usually strikes between 20 and 50 years of age with a peak of age 30, and women are afflicted twice as often as men. The central nervous system, meaning the brain and the spinal cord, is the target of this disease, which is both inflammatory and
autoimmune in nature. Other diseases, which belong to the autoimmune category, are rheumatoid arthritis, some forms of hypothyroidism and lupus. While the absolute cause of MS is still not clear, more than 20 infectious agents, both viruses and bacteria, have been linked to its occurrence.

The Xanthones of mangosteen are powerful anti-inflammatory and appear to work by diminishing the damage of inflammation both during and between attacks. Additionally, experiments with powerful antioxidant therapy have shown protective effects upon the myelin sheaths when they are attacked by the immune system. Macrophages, using bunts of free radicals to damage myelin, are major contributors to the pathology of MS, and mangosteen extract has potent antioxidant effects. Finally, the anti-microbial protection of mangosteen can prevent the initial infections that lead to MS as well as prevent recurrent urinary tract and bedsore infections in patients with advanced disease.

Myalgia simply means muscle pain, and there are literally a dozen disease entities as
well as just plain unaccustomed exertion that can cause it. Once severe destruction of the muscle fibers has been ruled out by blood tests, the problem becomes the control of the inflammation that's causing pain. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, NSAIDS, are used both across the counter and by prescription to control symptoms.

However, these drugs have nasty side effects, and if used for a prolonged period of
time, they can cause stomach irritation, ulcers, gastro-esophageal reflux and kidney
damage. This is true even of the newer (Cox2) drugs, like Vioxx, Celebrex and Bextra.

Even though the danger of stomach problems is less with the Cox2 drugs, the kidney
problems are the same as with the older preparations, like Ibuprofen, Naproxen and
so forth. It makes sense to use side effect-free alternatives. In laboratory studies,
mangosteen extract was found to be a more potent anti-inflammatory agent than
Indomethacin or Dexamethasone, and it is very effective in the treatment of myalgia.

Additionally, it has been found to have helico pylori antibacterial effect and was
observed to heal ulcers in laboratory animals.

As air pollution increases, the incidence of asthma, an allergic/inflammatory disease of the lungs, is rising alarmingly. Both TB and asthma, including all other forms of lung infections, begin with the inhalation of microbes or allergens. A study released in September of 2002 reported that the rind of the mangosteen not only acted as an
anti-inflammatory agent but also as an anti-allergenic agent. This is important
information for asthma sufferers. When you consider that the mangosteen affects both the initial insult and the body's inflammatory response to asthma, it becomes a unique agent in the treatment of the disease. No other single agent can intervene in both disease pathways. Mangosteen alone can be predicted to accomplish what we now use several drugs to do in the treatment of asthma.

Skin Disorders
Skin disorders are usually problems of inflammation, like eczema and dermatitis;
infection, like wounds, ringworm, acne and impetigo; and growth disorders of the
dermis, like psoriasis or seborrhea. Cancer and sun damage make up the remaining
common causes of skin complaints. Mangosteen has once again been used in folk
medicine for centuries to address all of these skin issues.

Natural Mangosteen Miracles

25 Natural Mangosteen Miracles


Mangosteen’s ability to fight fatigue is one of its most sought after benefits. “[Mangosteen] predictably and reliably provides a safe boost of energy or sense of well being”


Chronic inflammation can lead to Type II Diabetes, cancer, arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease and other deadly diseases. Xanthones in mangosteen naturally fight inflammation at the cellular level by inhibiting COX 2 enzymes.


In our fat-laden world, our cell membranes are quickly becoming hard and impermeable. The xanthones in mangosteen act to make our cells soft and permeable and able to quickly convert the food we eat into energy. This makes us feel better and helps up lose weight at the same time.


Mangosteen’s pain relieving benefits are helping people all over the world. “I was able to stop using Percocet preparations and heavy doses of anti-inflammatory drugs with which I had been partially controlling the pain of degenerative disc disease in my neck for years. I am now pain free,” shares Dr. Templeman.


Heart disease & arteriosclerosis occur when the elasticity of vessels surrounding the heart is lost. Mangosteen helps to fortify this system of vessels through its antimicrobial & antioxidant effects. When these vessels are healthy & strong, the risk of heart disease decreases.


Mangosteen contains catechins, which have been proven to be multiple times more effective against free radicals then the antioxidants vitamin C and vitamin E. Dr. Templeman advises, “Use mangosteen as a daily supplement, and you will see the countless antioxidant benefits it has to offer.”1


Hypertension, (elevated blood pressure), is one of the leading causes of arteriosclerosis. Dangerous plaques form and narrow the passageways of the arteries, increasing the risk for heart attack or stroke. Mangosteen has proven effective, especially in those with normal body weight, to lower blood pressure and prevent the onset of pulmonary hypertension.


One of the effects of aging is the natural decline in stomach acid. This leads to increased bacteria in the stomach and causes, diarrhea, cramping, gas, and malabsorption of nutrients. Xanthones in mangosteen have proven to kill this overgrowth of bacteria to improve and restore balance in the stomach.2


Incontinence for women is caused by the natural decline of muscle tone in the pelvis. This decline in muscle tone reduces the bladder’s ability to completely empty itself. As men age, the prostate naturally enlarges, which narrows the urethra and causes some urine to remain in the bladder after urination. Men and women with this condition often experience infection because of retained bacteria in urine not eliminated. The xanthones in mangosteen have a proven natural antibacterial effect, so dependence upon antibiotics can be eliminated.1

An amazing “side effect” of the bacteria-killing xanthones present in mangosteen is their ability to stave off bad breath.


Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the respiratory system. Mangosteen is an ideal alternative to undesirable asthma medication because of its ability to fight infection, inhibit inflammation and reduce allergic triggers…naturally!


Chronic inflammation is one of the leading causes of Type II Diabetes. Because mangosteen is a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it may help prevent Type II diabetes. With the ability to lower and regulate blood sugar, decrease appetite, improve energy levels and decrease the need for hypoglycemic medications, mangosteen may be the answer for diabetes.


Oxidative damage to the brain is a significant cause of dementia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other central nervous system diseases. Because mangosteen is one of the best antioxidants it is effective in preventing mental degeneration. Plus, mangosteen has been proven to improve mental acuity.


Mangosteen is being researched non-stop for its possible prevention of cancer. Research has shown that extracts from the mangosteen fruit inhibit the growth of human leukemia cells and also inhibit the rapid growth of cells that trigger breast cancer, liver cancer and other gastric and lung cancer cells. 3


Mangosteen is highly sought after for its natural antihistamine and anti-inflammatory effects. As a bonus, it is MUCH more pleasant to use then allergy medications and doesn’t cause undesirable drowsiness.


Scientists have exposed growing bacteria to solutions of mangosteen and have found that mangosteen actually stopped the bacteria from growing. As a result, mangosteen is being hailed, ‘queen of the anti-microbials” for its natural ability to kill bacteria.3


One of the best benefits of mangosteen is its ability to give the user a feeling of well-being. Plus, tryptophan-an essential amino acid- is enhanced by taking daily doses of mangosteen. Tryptophan is directly related to serotonin, which is responsible for sleep, moods and appetite.


Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, acne, psoriasis and rashes are commonly treated with steroids and anti-fungal creams. Applied topically, mangosteen has proven to fight these skin conditions naturally and without harmful drugs or side effects.


Cataracts and glaucoma are the result of radiation damage to the lens proteins in the eye. These conditions can be prevented by avoiding sun exposure and by supplementation with effective antioxidants such as those contained in mangosteen.


Mangosteen can heal painful mouth sores in as little as 24 hours! Its astringent power and antimicrobial effects work immediately to help promote a healthy mouth and gums.


When low-density lipoprotein (LDL or “bad” cholesterol) in oxidized in the blood stream and arteries, fibrous plaques form. Studies have shown that xanthones reduce the oxidation of LDL, which prevents the plaques from forming. 4


Kidney stones are common, particularly in men. When men first use mangosteen in doses of 3 ounces or more, many will urinate frequently during the following 24 hours. This diuretic effect is helpful with prevention or passing of kidney stones. 1


Mangosteen is a “miracle” fruit that helps prevent and fight many effects of aging: mental degeneration, gastrointestinal distress, arthritis, muscle and joint pain, and eye degeneration.


Mangosteen has shown a remarkable ability, when taken in high doses at the onset of viral infection, to speed up the body’s processes and heal viral infections more quickly. When taken as a daily supplement, mangosteen has also proven effective in preventing viral infections all together.

The rind of the mangosteen is mostly made up of fiber. Fiber pushes waste through the colon more rapidly, preventing constipation and possibly colon cancer. Fiber can also keep cholesterol in check by removing harmful bile acids.


1 A Doctor’s Challenge, A Mangosteen Solution, J. Frederic Templeman, M.D
2 Mangosteen’s Healing Secrets Revealed, Dr. Kenneth J. Finsand
3 Tame the Flame, Mangosteen’s Remedy for Chronic Disease, Sam Walters M.D.
4 Mangosteen: the X Factor, J. Frederic Templeman, M.D.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mangosteen - The Healing Alternative

Hi Folks,

Here is an article I have just come across on Mangosteen :

Mangosteen - The Healing Alternative by Christina Limmer

In 1994, more than 106,000 people died of adverse drug reactions (ADR’s) in the United States alone. These drugs were correctly prescribed and administered to patients in hospitals. This does not count the many thousands more who died when their prescriptions were incorrectly prescribed. According to the Journal of American Medical Association, ADR’s are one of the leading causes of death nationwide each year, falling closely behind cancer (529,904 deaths), and stroke (150,108 deaths). With such staggering numbers it would seem prudent to seriously look at all the alternatives available to us in the health arena.

Garcinia Mangostana, commonly known as the mangosteen fruit, is cultivated in tropical regions around the world. The mangosteen’s anti-bacterial and antiseptic properties have been used for centuries to treat infected wounds and burns, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhea, and skin disorders. Modern science has recently discovered an active group of molecules called xanthones which are found in the pericarp, or peel, of the mangosteen fruit, that are responsible for many of its healing properties. Xanthones have been found to demonstrate a potent anti-oxidant effect more potent than vitamins C, D, or E.

In 2004, investigators found that the pericarp from the mangosteen fruit not only stopped the growth of breast cancer, it had potent cancer cell death properties through the induction of apoptosis. More easily put, certain xanthones in the mangosteen rind caused cancer cells to commit suicide.

Related studies found xanthones to have chemoprevention potential in human leukemia, liver, lung, stomach, and melanoma cancer cell lines. Scientists tested the mangosteen against 6 of the top chemotherapy drugs currently in use. They found that the mangosteen outperformed all but one chemotherapy agent. The mangosteen’s most obvious effect is its painkilling property.

COX-2, an enzyme produced by our body that causes pain and inflammation, is linked to diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, Crohn’s, and asthma. If we could remove inflammation, we could potentially stop or reduce many problems in our bodies.

In laboratory studies, the mangosteen was found to be a more potent anti-inflammatory agent and pain killer than Ibuprofen or Indomethacin, and as potent as Dexamethasone.

With over 70 years of modern science validating the usage and safety of the mangosteen, and over 2000 years of traditional medical history expounding its qualities, it is time to seriously look at the “Queen of Fruits”.

Hippocrates once said, “Let food be your medicine”. With all the hype around the misuse of antibiotics and the threat of drug resistant viruses, can we really afford not to supplement with mangosteen?

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