"Ginger root has been a popular spice and herbal medicine for thousands of years. It has a long history of being used as medicine in Asian, Indian, and Arabic herbal traditions. In China, for example, ginger has been used to help digestion and treat stomach upset, diarrhea, and nausea for more than 2,000 years. Ginger has also been used to help treat arthritis, colic, diarrhea, and heart conditions." Source: http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/ginger Top Health Benefits of Ginger Root - A Powerful Nutritional Herb The Do NO Harm Concept Ginger root is anti-inflammatory, anti-septic, anti-viral, anti-histamine that can significantly reduce both macrophage activation and T cell proliferation. This is a big deal if you have CFS or FM. Dietary Ginger can also significantly reduce induced lipid peroxidation and oxidative stress in rats and may have a protective actions in humans. Again, this is a big deal if you have CFS or FM. Ginger may help reduce the oxidative stress mechanisms as well as protected the Mitochondrial from the harmful affects cytokines induced inflammation. I feel it's important to mediated inflammation using natural supportive therapies. It's the immune response that creates the symptoms. If we can control inflammation on a cellular level we have gold. The main concept is to stop the cytokine storm and reduce oxidative stress mechanism as we restore cellular integrity. The hyperactive immune system may be the main causative factor driving the cytokine induced Mitochondrial oxidative damage. My goal is to stop this viscous cycle and ultimately increase the bodies own natural healing potential. My number one focus as always been, how can we coexisted with these chronic infections and protect are most valuable resource. "The mighty Mitochondria" Note: I just want to add that DHA is a mandatory part of the synergistic affect of this recipe. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Do No Harm Ginger Juicing Recipe: Ingredients: Ginger root, Lemon or apple cider vinegar Cod liver oil, NT factor phospholipids Stevia sweetener 1. Add 6 to 10-oz of fresh raw ginger juice concentrate to half gallon of water or more. Please add 1/4 cup of lemon juice or 1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar to this mix to boost the bodies alkalinity. (This will be your main juice supply) 2. Poor the desired Ginger juice in a coffee mug and add 1 scoop of phospholipids -NT Factor powder (use 1/2 scoop if you are sensitive) See more here: http://www.amazon.com/Allergy-Research-Group-FactorsTM-Energy/dp/B0096TQ7AI 3. Add one full tablespoon of cod liver oil (lemon flavor) to the coffee mug and add stevia to taste. See more here: Carlson’s lemon-flavored liquid cod liver oil 4. Pour Ginger mix into a blender or protein shaker cup (Mix) 5. Pour the Ginger juice back into coffee mug and enjoy (2xday + (1 x PM juice) When I make the PM Ginger juice I do not add the phospholipids as it can cause sleep issues. "We now have created the ultimate Mitochondrial functional food." Note: Life Extension has a potent Mitochondria-boosting formulations. I highly recommend this if you have CFS. "This new Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with BioPQQ contains shilajit (which studies have shown doubles CoQ10 levels in the Mitochondria) plus the breakthrough compound PQQ (shown to support the spontaneous generation of new Mitochondriain aging cells)." See more here: htt p://www.iherb.com/Life-Extension-Super-Ubiquinol-CoQ10-with-BioQQ-100-mg-30-Softgels/50706 How can we optimize the bodies own healing potential? We must repair and restore cellular integrity and prevent cellular injury before we can maximize the benefits from any healing strategy. If we address the mitochondria first- we can allow our cells to increase their nutrient uptake so that Diet, Methylation, Anti-inflammatory support will have the most dramatic effect. It's the immune response to these infections that creates the symptoms. Treatment must be focused on immune modulation and cellular supportive therapies. Protecting our mitochondria from oxidative inflammation needs to be our first priority as these toxins created by these infections can be very damaging to the body. The focus on killing these chronic infections needs to be the last step to prevent irreversible metabolic damage. How Can We Restore Cellular Integrity? Lipid replacement therapy supplementation is designed to improve mitochondrial function in people with chronic illnesses and multiple chronic infections. "Clinical trials have shown that NT Factor can actually support the repair of damaged cell membranes – in effect reducing the cells’ biological age and restoring mitochondrial ability to generate energy." Lipid Replacement Therapy Please review links below: Repair Damaged Mitochondria and Reduce Fatigue Up to 45% Improve Mitochondrial Function (CFS)Full paper available here: http://functionalfoodscenter.net/files/81845995.pdf Please review the health benefits of ginger and the alternative ways to make ginger juice below. Ginger Shot: Great anti-inflammatory blood purifier! Note: You can add 1/4 can of coconut milk, water and stevia to this juice shot and make a hot tea you can drink through out the day. How to Make Ginger Juice "Protecting our Mitochondria from oxidative inflammation needs to be our first priority as these toxins created by these infections can be very damaging to the body." The information in this thread is not intended to be medical advice. The information is meant to inspire and motivate you to make your own decisions surrounding your health care and dietary needs. It is intended for educational and informational purposes only. Never Give Up The Fight!