Understanding Cholesterol Class

Our class meets on Zoom Tuesday Sept 21st at 6:30 PM Est

HEAL Members are welcome to join us, if you would like a link for the class email or text Dara before 4pm Tuesday afternoon.

Cholesterol is usually seen as the enemy; a harmful substance we must try hard to lower in order to prevent heart attacks and strokes.  The truth is, Cholesterol performs many vital functions in our body; the truth is we could not live with it.  There are also very real negative health consequences associated with lowering our cholesterol too far,  we will take a look at these.

Recent discoveries of a host of measurable substances in our blood that are proving to be much stronger predictors of our risk of heart disease than cholesterol.  Substances such as Homocysteine, C-reactive protein, lipoprotein(a) and insulin all seem to be involved in the initiation and progression of heart disease, irrespective of our cholesterol level.  Inflammation seems to be the major trigger for the development of atherosclerosis (fatty plaques in the arteries).  Learning what causes inflammation and how we can reduce it in the body are key to better heart health.

Functions of Cholesterol

Membrane Function: Cholesterol forms part of the cell membrane of each cell in our body.  Due to its being a hard fat, it gives the membranes rigidity and stability.

Synthesis of steroid hormones.  The sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone are made out of cholesterol. 

Synthesis of adrenal hormones.  The hormone aldosterone regulates water and sodium balance in the body and is made out of cholesterol.  Cortisol is a hormone that regulates metabolism suppresses inflammation and is produces as a response to stress.  When we are under chronic stress our bodies manufacture a great deal more cholesterol.

Bile production.  80% of the cholesterol in our body is used by the liver to produce bile salts.  Bile is stored in the gallbladder and used to help in the digestion and absorption of dietary fats and fat soluble vitamins.  This is the major route of exit of cholesterol from the body.  Bile is secreted into our intestines and leaves the body in the bowel movements.

Vitamin D synthesis. Sunlight hitting our skin converts cholesterol into vitamin D, which is needed to keep our bones strong. Vitamin D has other important functions in our body; it boosts the immune system and helps to keep the blood pressure normal.  Getting a bit of sunlight on our skin most days of the week can help to lower your cholesterol level by facilitating it conversion to vitamin D.

Skin Protection. Cholesterol is secreted into our skin, where it covers and protects us from dehydration, cracking and the drying effects of the elements.  It helps to keep your skin looking plump and wrinkle free.  Cholesterol has a role in healing, we know this because there are high amounts of it found in scar tissue.

Serotonin Function. Cholesterol is necessary for the function of serotonin receptors in the brain.  Serotonin is a feel-good chemical that helps to protect us from depression.  Several studies have shown that low cholesterol levels are associated with depression and violent behavior.

Myelin Sheath formation.  Cholesterol is the main fat present in the myelin sheath, which coats our nerve cells and enables electrical impulses to occur in our brain and spinal cord.  A healthy myelin sheath is needed for good concentration and memory

Antioxidant function.  Cholesterol helps to transport fat soluble antioxidants around our body, such as vitamins E and A and several antioxidant enzymes.

Cholesterol and other fats in the bloodstream

Cholesterol is not very soluble in water; therefore it must be carried around the bloodstream in various transport molecules.  Certain proteins called apolipoproteins can wrap around cholesterol and other blood fats (lipids) to form what is called lipoproteins; these are essentially a combination of protein and fat.

Class Handouts:

The Major fats in the bloodstream are:

Chylomicrons

These are the largest lipoproteins, and mainly transport fat from the intestines to the liver.  They mainly carry triglyceride fats and cholesterol which come from the diet, and those manufactured by the liver.

Very Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL)

These are the lowest density lipoproteins because they are highest in fat; (the denser the lipoprotein, the more protein it contains).  VLDLs are made in the liver and deliver triglycerides to various tissues, especially muscle (for energy production), and body fat (for storage).

Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)

This is the so called “bad cholesterol”.  It is the major transporter of cholesterol and triglycerides, taking them from the liver to other parts of the body, where they can be used for various functions.  You need your levels of LDL to be as low as possible.

There are other types of LDL:

Small dense LDL

This form of LDL is more likely to be taken up into the inner linings of arteries and promote atherosclerosis.

Oxidized LDL

This is what happens when free radicals cause damage to LDL molecules.  This makes them more likely to promote damage to the inner lining of arteries, and for atherosclerosis to develop.

High Density Lipoprotein (HDL)

This is the so called “good Cholesterol”.  It is high in protein which makes it denser and lower in cholesterol.  This lipoprotein takes cholesterol from various parts of the body to the liver, where it can be excreted in bile.  HDL carries antioxidant enzymes and vitamins to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol  You want your HDL to be as high as possible.

Triglycerides

These are a storage form of fat, made up of three fatty acids attached to a glycerol molecule.  High triglyceride levels in the blood make it thick and sticky; they are a major risk factor for heart disease. Both excess carbohydrate and fat in our diet are converted into triglycerides in the liver.

Lipoprotein (a)

This particle is similar to LDL, but carries a sticky repair protein called apolipoprotein (a) which is used for tissue repair.  It is a major risk factor for heart disease because it thickens the walls of the arteries.

Reasons for High Cholesterol

  • 1) Poor Diet
    • Excess Carbohydrate
    • Trans Fatty Acids
    • Lack of Fiber
  • 2) Genetic factors
  • 3) Hypothyroidism
  • 4) Stress
  • 5) Lack of Exercise
  • 6) Smoking

Hazards of Low Cholesterol

  • Aggressive behavior, Depression and Suicide
  • Slower Brain Function
  • Weak Immune System
  • Hormone Deficiencies
  • Shorter Life Span
  • Greater risk of Cancer

How Low Should You Go

You should aim for a cholesterol Level of 183mg/dL to 214mg/dL.

Levels below 179mg/dl can be unhealthy.  The all-cause death rate is higher in individuals with cholesterol levels lower than 178mg/dL

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Hearing Loss & Natural Healing for the Ears

Dara Dietz

Our Zoom Class this week is going to focus on the Ears. What we can do naturally for supporting or maintaining healthy ear function. Inner ear issues can cause imbalance, or vertigo (dizzy spells). Clearing issues in the ears quickly can prevent many problems among them being future loss of hearing.

Join us for an in-depth discussion on Natural ways to support the Health of the Ears.

Date & Time: Tuesday, Sept. 7th, 2021, at: 6:30 PM Est

If you are not receiving our newsletters you can email us at: mail@healmarketplace.com for a Zoom link.

Ear Chart

Hearing Loss can occur for a variety of reasons:

  • Ear infections;
  • Colds;
  • Congestion,
  • Nerve Damage,
  • Injury to the Ear.

That said, one of the greatest contributing factors to hearing loss is noise pollution.

We were not meant to expose our
ears to damaging noises for great
periods of time. Noise is measured in decibels (dB). A rocket being launched measures 180 decibels. A jet plane and a gunshot both measure 140. These sounds may cause pain to the ears. A soft whisper is 30 dB. A subway train is 90 dB. An average conversation where no one is shouting is 65 dB.

Anyone who is exposed to 85 dB for more than 8 hours can expect to experience the misfortune of hearing loss.

Drugs and Hearing Loss:

It has been proven that certain types of drugs, including aspirin, can cause hearing loss. antibiotics such as Kanamycin, dihydrostreptomycin, and gentamycin can contribute to deafness. The side and after effects of inorganic drugs take their toll on the body. This is why we prefer to work with herbs and foods which operate synergistically (in harmony) with the body.

Ear Candle

Excessive Ear Wax

A small amount of ear wax is normal, but an excess of this wax can impair hearing. The function of the wax is to lubricate the ear. Excess wax can be cleared from the ear with a solution of apple cider vinegar and distilled water. Jethro Kloss suggests using hydrogen peroxide to flush the ear if nothing else is available.

The cautious use of “ear candles” can help clear the wax. Ear candles are an old invention. Used correctly they prove quite effective at clearing serous wax buildup from the ears.

Ear Infections

We use oil of garlic and B and B tincture for all ear infections unless the eardrum is broken. An infection in the outer ear may occur from a scratch which has become infected or some stagnant water which breeds bacteria (swimmer’s ear).

Simple Infection Poultice

The infections in the middle ear are caused by congestion of the EUSTACHIAN TUBE. Often a middle ear infection will be accompanied by a foul smelling discharge. If allowed to persist the hearing bones or the mastoid process (the bony projection behind the ear) may be infected. Bone, Flesh and Cartilage formula as a fomentation and the oil of garlic with the B and B tincture may be used. It is possible to have a middle ear infection for a long time with no symptoms of earache.

An infection in the inner ear will affect a person’s balance. Symptoms may include vertigo, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, loss of balance, etc. Inner ear diseases may occur because of diseased germs in the adjoining tissues of the body. In this case, the blood stream needs purification. The red clover combination is recommended. It is also necessary for all the eliminative channels to be functioning properly. B and B tincture and oil of garlic should be used for inner ear problems. A fomentation of Bone, Flesh and Cartilage should be placed over the ears at night to repair and rebuild the delicate structures within the ear.

CHARCOAL/FLAX SEED POULTICE is also a very effective aid in clearing an inner ear infection.

See Page 7 of HEAL’s Infection Information Sheet for detailed instructions.

Noises in the Ear

There are some people who experience ringing, clicking, or blowing sounds in the ear. This is indicative of an ear disorder. This occurs for many reasons.

 There may be damage to the acoustic nerve.
 The eustachian tube may be too open in the case of rushing air noises.
 Clicking could be a result of palatal muscle contractions.
 Ringing in the ears and vertigo may be due to a disorder in the inner ear.

It can be a very devastating thing to feel as though the room was spinning. Treat these ailments with the B and B tincture following the oil of garlic.

Stimulants such as coffee, cigarettes, salt, aspirin, quinine, should be avoided. The mucusless diet should be strictly observed.

If a tumor in the ear has been diagnosed, the Bone, Flesh and Cartilage fomentation is necessary along with the incurables program.

Please Note: Tumors will not form when the body has sufficient potassium. Organic forms of
potassium can be found in black walnut and elderberry tincture. Grape juice or green drinks are good sources, too.

There are natural herbal suggestions to aid in healing Trauma to the Outer Part of the Ear, Frost Bite, and a Torn or ruptured ear drum. For details download the Hearing Loss Pdf file.

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Eye Health Class

Dara Dietz

Our class this week is to deal with Eye Health, we will be discussing the different issues that affect our vision. The herbal suggestions for eye health are very simple but effective. Come join our class as we look into the simple, effective answers for maintaining or rebuilding the health of your eyes.

Class Date and Time: Tuesday Aug 24th at 6:30PM Est

Those who would like a link to the class can text me or shoot me an email anytime before 4pm on Tuesday. You will be included in the text or email list when we send out the class link.

Class Handouts:

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Emotional Health Class

Dara Dietz

This week our Class will deal with how to best support and maintain our emotional health.  We will look at how a toxic body can also create a toxic condition of the mind and heart. Depending on the cause there are many herbal-supports to aid in rebuilding our Emotional Health. 

Three Things I’ve learned:

  • We are our Choices
  • Trials are gifts & teachers
  • Only life worth Living is the “Other Focused” life

Physical Issues that can degrade our emotional life

  • A Toxic Liver can cause irritability
  • Unbalanced Hormones can make me an emotional wreck
  • Poor Kidney Function can depress the spirit
  • Sever Emotional Stress will wipe out your Immune System

There are herbs that quickly affect even the worst depression

To be emotional healthy you must clear your past.  Embrace all the experiences that have made you into the person you are today.   Learn to Live Wide Open

Come and join our class as we discover how best to support the Emotional and Spiritual health of our bodies. Our Zoom Class is Tuesday at 6:30 PM Est.

Class Handouts:

Reading List:

Sticking With It

Three things I’ve Learned

Healing Answers for the Mind

Living Wide Open

 by Dara Dietz

All of life must be grown into.  Emotional and Mental muscles must be developed and strengthened through use.  We call them habits but what is a habit really.  It is the development through use of an emotional or mental ability.

We choose to accept the gift of care from another.  In return we have learned how it feels to be cared for.  The choice is now available to choose to bestow the care you enjoyed on someone else.  The process sounds so simple, something we do every day.  Yet how many have grown up in homes where no one had a concern for them or offered them a caring thought.  A Child now an adult has yet to experience their first caring act.

I want to live unafraid with my heart wide open. I want to see the beauty in everyone with eyes wide open and filled with understanding.  I hold out my hands to the world filled with all the good they can hold.  If I fail to do all the good I can by closing myself off to those around me my ability to do good will atrophy and die. Unable to love, feel or live I rust.  Just as arms and legs must move to maintain strength so my heart and mind must receive love and give love or they too will degenerate, losing the ability to love.

We cheat ourselves from so much good through fear of being short changed or used.  So what!  Bring it on!  Living life means you will experience the bad right along with the good.  The Father know exactly what experiences are needed by each of us.

Fearing someone will misuse or abuse the love I hold in an open hand to the world is not living well.  Choosing to do my best for each person regardless how they accept or reject my good intentions, this is living well.  I will pass this way but once.  My intention is to do good, to bless, to bring healing to the broken.  The outcome I choose to leave with my Father.

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The Endocrine System

Dara Dietz

Dara’s Natural Healing Class Meets on Zoom at 6:30 PM Est each Tuesday evening. Members of HEAL Assn are encouraged to join this free resource.

The Endocrine System

The Endocrine System is the subject of this weeks Zoom Class.  We will be focusing most of our attention on the Pancreas, Adrenal Glands, thyroid, and Male and female glands.  Supporting and, or rebuilding the entire Endocrine system is vital to preserving or regaining a healthy body.  

In our Class this week we will be addressing each of the glands noted above.  Each of these glands has a master herb or herbal formula that aid and support these little factories in the work they do.  At some point I may address each of these individually.  Our class this week is a quick overview of the Glandular System and a basic understanding of how to Naturally Support them.  There are effective, useful answers available using the remedies the Father has provided in nature.

  • Pancreas: Blood Sugar Issues
  • Adrenal Glands: Energy ect (when the adrenals fail to work you cease to live)
  • Thyroid Gland: Metabolism ect (and so much more)
  • Male & Female Glands: Energy, Emotional Support, Quality of life ect…

The Handouts for the Class are available below. 

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Arthritis Class

Dara Dietz

In our Class this week we will cover the Subject of Arthritis.  This is a painful condition that affects a large number.  Over the years the Simple herbal Suggestions we support have never failed to provide relief.  We would love to see you in our Zoom Class on Tuesday at 6:30 PM Est.  If you are unable to make the class the video will be posted on my blog and Youtube channel.

Class Outline:

  • 1) What causes the inflamed condition in the joints. 
  • 2) Foods that create issues and foods that support the health of the joints.
  • 3) Hydrotherapy for Arthritis ;
  • 4) The value of Salve packs and how to apply them. 
  • 5) The Herbal Supports that take down the inflammation and support the body in healing the joints.          

Class Handouts

The four pdf files below will prove helpful as you proceed to learn how to clear these issues naturally.

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Infection Class

Dara Dietz

Our Zoom Class this Tuesday at 6:30 PM Est, will be on Infections. This is a huge subject to cover, that said the answers are impowering in their simplicity. The Simple remedies when applied correctly prove very effective in clearing even the worst infections.

Class Outline

  • Topical Infections & Wound Care
  • Preventive Infection Work
  • Light; Moderate; Intense Infection work.
  • What herbal Supports to keep on Hand for Infection emergencies
Herbal Infection Class

Handout for Tuesday Night Class:

Three Videos to watch before the Infection appears.

Charcoal Flax Poultice

Garlic Paste to the Feet

The ELF Flush

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Kidney Flush Class and Supporting Videos

During the Class I mentioned several procedures which I already have videos for. They have been grouped together for you in this blog.

Kidney Flush Class Video:

Kidney Flush Class

the Intense Kidney Flushing Program Video. Here is how you make the Intense Kidney Flush also Know as the Stone Dissolve Flush:

Ultimate Kidney Flush Routine

Using the Hot Lemonade as a daily Kidney Flush is an excellent idea. Those who have suffered through Kidney stones will want to keep up with this routine to prevent additional stone from appearing in the Kidneys.

Learning To Use Cayenne–Hot Lemonade

The Infection Routines for Kidney Infections. After Using the three drinks suggested in the video if you determine you have a kidney infection the Infection program has proven very helpful in aiding the body to clear the issue.

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Kidney Flushing Light to Intense

Dara Dietz

We are continuing our Tuesday night Class this week with Kidney Flushing. 

Part three of the Incurables Routines, in this class we will discuss every aspect of Kidney Flushing from the light seasonal flush to the intense flush use to quickly lower blood pressure issues, dissolve kidney stones, and support the renal system in aiding to clear edema.

Learn how to rebuild kidney function naturally.  we will be discussing the best food program for those with poor kidney function along with an on going program to Rebuild the renal system.

HEAL Members are encouraged to join our Zoom Class, Tuesday July 13th at 6:30 PM Est

Kidney Flushing Class

Download the Handout for the Kidney Flushing Class. The pdf file is linked below.

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Liver Flushing topic for Zoom Class

Liver Flushing at every level will be the topic of my Tuesday Night Class this week. 

Join us in Zoom at 6:30 pm Est for an in-depth discussion of Liver Flushing. 

This class will cover the three levels of liver flushing, which are the regular, moderate, and intense liver flushing programs. The importance of flushing the liver often and well when clearing any issue in the body or just detoxing to maintain health cannot be overstated.  If you do not flush your liver your healing program will be awfully slow if it will work at all. 

Liver Flush Zoom Class from Tue July 6th 2021

The liver is the organ responsible for reversing the toxic sick conditions in the body, it is the vacuum cleaner of the body, pulling waste, clearing blockages, removing disease from the system.    When the liver becomes 70% toxic it will stop pulling waste and begin stashing waste around the body until it can be cleared (flushed).  Think of a liver flush in this way, you are simply changing your internal vacuum cleaner bag.  Flushing the waste out so the vacuum can pull more effectively. 

Download your Class Handout!!!

Join us Tuesday, bring your questions, this class will cover everything you ever wanted to know about Liver Flushing but did not know to ask. 

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